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THURSDAY, June 4, 100ft
e. TRADES |,USg?i COUNCIL Tri-Weekly Courier. fcY fHE COURIER PRINTING CO. Founded August 8, 1848. e| /K4 Member of the T-.ee Newspaper Syndicate. A. W. LEBi President JAS. P. POWEI^L. Publisher J. K. f'lth DOUGHERTY. .Managing Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Dal! Courier, 1 year, by mall .....8.00 Trl-Weekly Courier. 1 year 1-5® 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, 19C3, at the postofflce. Ot tumwa. Iowa, under the Act of Congress .of March 3. 1879. AN AID TO CUPID. A Chicago pastor plans to install '~a "courting" room in his church as an aid to Dan Cupid. The pastor, the Rev. J. E. Snyder, is at the head of Christ Church, Presbyterian, whose distin guishing feature is the preponderance of young people in its membership. Recently there have been a number of marriages in the congregation, and the list of engagements announc ed makes it certain that this number will be increased greatly before the close of June. In the culmination of these "romances Dan Cupid has been absolutely unaided, and the pastor be lleves that Cupid should be given a little help. Here is the way the "court ing" room idea was broached to the congregation: "We want a gymnasium, with places for the basketball and baseball teams practice. The boys of these teams come to church right along. Then we •want a place to read and rest and ar rangements for any classes we may decide to establish. And finally we ought to have a courting room. "This is a church of young people. It right that we should malte ev :ery provision for their needs as they "grow up. They should not have to go beyond the church for any essen tial, and a place to court is an essen tial. So why not have it?" 1S0 just as soon as the church se cures a deed for the adjoining proper ty an experiment will be placed in operation that will doubtless draw at tention from far and wide. It will go to show just how far a church may go as a matrimonial agent, though, of course the measure of success or fail ure achieved by the venture cannot be determined until it is seen if the "courting" room marriages last. At the Rev. Mr. Snyder's church the young men who have been married and the young men who have not but would like to be, have long pointed pride to the permanency of the niona formed' in tn'e church. And in contrast they have pointed oujt how the elopements to points across' the lake by other couples produce a large percentage of the divorces! But whether the same degree of permanency is maintained when the "courting" room is placed in full operation and the certified courtships begin to have an effect on the youth ful members of the Christ Church congregation, remains to be seen. Therefore the young men and the young women of other congregations may be pardoned if they turn an oc casional glance in the direction of the Rev. Mr. Snyder's church as the ex periment progresses. TAFT'S SPEECH ON GRANT. In certain quarters there is a dis position to make much of Secretary •Taft's address at the Grant tomb in New York on Memorial day. The secretary is accused of bad taste and harshness to the memory of Gen. Grant because he referred to some of his early struggles and defeats. That portion of the address in which Sec retary Taft brought out Grant's oapacity for failure in his younger days was expanded upon, while little was shown of the secretary's conclus ions in which these earlier defeats were made to show how great was his subsequent victory. Secretary Taft in opening his ad dress recited some of the facts of the early life of the man who was destined to play such a big part in the great struggle then impending. Grant was graduated from West Point, and after serving creditably in the. Mexican War, resigned from the army in 1854. "He resigned because he had to. He bad yielded to the weakness for strong drink." He wandered to the Pacific coast, and failed at Vancouver as he failed every where and in everything. He next "lived off his father-in-law be bor rowed, in fact a squalid farm of seventy-five acres, and made a sad botch of farming While he was at tempting, in a half hearted and hope less way, to make the farm "go" he peddled little jags of wood to sub stantial people in St. Louis, for whom he cut the wood and piled it in their back yards. When his failure as a Carmer proved decisive, he became a real estate agent, and failed at that. He appeared to possess a supreme ca pacity for failure. His father came to the rescue, pfobably with the strong est misgivings, and provided his poor Bon with a clerkship in the elder Grant's leather shop In Galena, I1L When the war broke out Grant, with proper spirit, volunteered. Governor &4 V,Yates appointed him to be the colonel Here's a Remedy That will restore your appetite, aid digestion, and prevent any distress, such as Belching, Bloatina, Heartburn and Headache. We refer to Hostet ter's Stomach Bitters. For 54 years it has been proving Its merit and since we guarantee it pure you ought to try It, today. OSTEITE R'S STOMACH BITTERS will also cure and prevent Poor Appe tite, Dyspepsia, indigestion, Liver and Kidnsy Troubles and Female Ills. of the 21st Illinois Regiment, and Grant had found a career the govern ment of the United States had found the right man for it, and Providence had worked in a mysterious way. It is hard to understand just whw there is in this that is in bad taste or is harsh to the memory of Grant It is a story that finds its counterpart in a smaller way in most every com munity. Grant is not the only man who rose to greatness from a small beginning, but his rise was the most remarkable because he rose after re peated failures and triumphed aver personal habits that had a part in these early defeats. There is no bad taste in drawing at tention to Grant's early defeats and early habits when they are but men tioned to show how much greater was his victory. The Rev. "Billy" Sunday was invit ed by the Pittsburg, Pa., ministers to lecture before them at their weekly meeting on "Why Some Ministers Fail." Here is one of the reasons he gave: "because many of the minis ters of the present day were fudge eating molly-coddles, who were con tinually springing bum bulicon to their congregations." The next time the Pittsburg ministers desire to learn what ails them they will prob ably send for a doctor. Thomas A. Edison insists that sleep is only a habit and there Is nothing to prove that men really need it. Cer tain other gentlemen also believe that eating is but a habit and they prove it by munching peanuts for a month or so. Some one will come along some day and convince us that living is only a habit. P. W. Baldwin, the aeronaut, has in vented a flying machine which he claims can be sold for $15. Now here is an invention that is worth looking into. With railroad passes cut out and automobiles beyond reach a $15 flying machine seems to be the real solution of the transportation problem. A pastor in a little New York town has a plan to squelch gossipers. He hag set apart one Sunday in the month as gossip day and on that day he will recite the gossip, without the names of the victims, but with the names of the gossipers. This should be an entertaining service. A Paris specialist attributes the prevalence of pneumonia and colds to the practice of women in sacrificing warm clothing to the fad for appear ing thin. Most people who have kept an eye on the thermometer, however, will lay the blame on the weathir man. PARSONS COLLEGE LIBRARY NOW HAS 5,000 VOLUMES. Fairfield,—As the result of a cam paign of four months the Parsons college library now Includes over 5,000 volumes, this being the one thing the 'local School toas to obtain in order 16 enter class A. under the laws of tb» state. All the other conditions in re gard to equipment, endowment, faculty and,similar requirements had been complied with. This will mean that Parsons graduates will be en titled to a Ave year teachers' certifi cate without examination. When Ankeny hall was burned five years ago every volumne in the library was destroyed and lnthe work or re building the library shelves were not rapidly restocked. When the new Carnegie library building was moved into last fall there were only 1,196 volumnes, exclusive of government documents to be placed in the shelves There are now 5,366 volumes in the stack room, or including goverment documents 7,237, KEOSAUQUA. Keosauqua.—The Memorial services^ held here Saturday were well attend ed. The ball game played by the Ben tonsport and Keosauqua nines ended in a score of 7 to 10 in favor of Keo sauqua. H. L. McGrew and family visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dona hoe the past week. B. F. Cushinsr visited over Sunday ar. Ottumwa. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cheney sepnt Saturday in Ottumwa. Mrs. SaraJi Larson, of Fairfield, vis ited relatives here Sunday. Miss Elma Severs spent Sunday with Lebanon relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mler, living near Lebanon are the parents of a son born Sunday, May 31. George Hartson and wife are guests at the home of Mrs. Clara Hartson. Wm. Bennings, of Ottumwa, visited relatavies here over Sunday. Clyde Brickner, Ben Dickinson and Harrison Crawford were Fairfield vis itors Sunday. Mrs. Oscar McCrary, Miss Margaret Scott and Capt. Duckworth, spent Monday at the home of Mrs. Maude Hootman near Douds. Mrs. Russell and children are visiting relatives at Ottumwa and Hedrlck. The doctor is attending tho medical association in Chicago this week. Mrs. Kate Parott and son Bryant, are spending the week at Ames. Mr. and Mrs. Reese Sherrod wera Ottumwa visitors Monday. Mrs. Fred Roberts who visited here for several days, returned to her home at Bloomfleld Monday. FARMINGTON. Farmington.—Mrs. Alice RuthVen, of Ft. Madison, Is the guest of her niece, Mrs. E. S. Kelley. Samuel Garver, who hap been at tending college at Ames, has arrived home to spend his vacation. Harry Beeson, of Centerville, was an over Sunday visitor at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Bee son. Miss Lotta Perry, who has been teaching In the Art department of tha schools in Grafton, N. D., returned Saturday morning to spend her vaca tion with her mother Mrs. Kati Perry. Mrs. Ella Piatt, of Moulton, is visits lng at the home of J. R/ Strope and family. Miss Nettie Israel, of Bonaparte, visited Saturday at the home of Wm. Goodin and family. Theo. Jensen, of West Point, was an. over Sunday visitor in Farmington. Rev. J. F. Sanders, of Keokuk, de livered a most eloquent address at tho Baptist church on Decoration day to a large and a appreciative audience Patriotic songs were sung by a choir composed of the Clover Leaf-club and Daisy circle led bv Mrs. E. J. Miller. New cement steps and floor are be ing placed at the entrance to the Bap tist cburoh. HOW TO MIKE A SPLIT-LOO DRAG PUBLIC ROADS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ISSUES BULLETIN. SIMPLE DEVICE Road Drag is Considered by Author ities as the Be6t Instrument for Good Road Building Known at Present Time. One of the latest publications issue# by the Office of Public Roads of the United States Department of Agricul ture treats of the split log drag, an implement which numerous experi ments have conclusively shown to' be the greatest possible boon to keep earth roads smooth apd passable. Be cause of its simplicity, its efficiency and its cheapness, both in construc tion and operation, it is destined to come more and more into general use. With the drag properly built and its use well understood, the main tenance of earth roads becomes a sim ple and inexpensive matter. At the present time there are ap proximately 2,000,000 miles of earth roads in the United States. Some of the most important of these roads will eventually be improved with stone, gravel and other materials. Many others which are equally Impor tant, cannot be so improved on ac count of lack of funds or suitable ma terials, while still others will not re quire such treatment because of the light traffic to which they are sub jected. For these reasons the majority of our roads must be maintained as earth roads for many years to come. This must be done by inexpensive methods and the split-log drag will be a powerful aid if economy is the cri terion demanded. In the construction of this imple ment, care should be taken to mq&e it so light that one man can lift it with ease, a light drag responding more readily to various methods of hitching than a heavy one, as well as to the shifting of the position of the operator. The best material for a Bplit-log drag is a dry red cedar log, though red elm and walnut are ex cellent, and box elder, soft maple or even willow are superior to oak, hick ory or ash. The log should be be tween 7 and 10 feet long and from 10 to 12 inches in diameter at the butt end. It should be spilt carefully as near the center as possible, and the heaviest and "best slab chosen for the front. In the front slab 4 inches from the end which is to drag in the middle of the road bore a 2-inch hole which is to: receive a cross stake. At a distance of 22 Inches from the other end of the front slab, locate the cen ter for another cross stake. The hole for the middle stake will be on a line connecting and half way between the two. Then place the back slab in po sition and from the end which is to drag in the middle of the road meas ure 20 inches from the center of one cross stake and 6 inches from, the other and, locate the center of the opposite stake. The holds for the cen ter stake should be located half way between the two. All these holes should be carefully bored perpendic ular or at right angles to the face of the split log. The Construction. If these directions are followed it will be found that when the holes of the front and back slabs are brought opposite each other, one end of the back slab will be 16 inches nearer the center of the roadway than the front one. That gives what iB known as "set back." The stakes, which are 30 inches long, will hold the slabs this distance apart. When the stakes have been firmly wedged into their sock ets, a brace about 2 inches thick and 4 inches wide may be' placed diagonal ly to them at the ditch end of the drag. A cleated board is placed be tween the slabs for the driver to stand on. By many it is deemed best to place a strip of iron along the lower face .pf the front slab for a cutting blade and to prevent the drag from wearing. The drag must be fastened to the doubletree by means of a trace chain. The chain should be wrapped around the left hand or rear stake and passed over the front slab. Raising the chain at this end of the slab permits the earth to drift past the face of the drag. The other end of the chain should be passed through a hole in the opposite end of the front slab and held by a pin passed through a link. For ordinary purposes the hitch should be so made that the unloaded drag will follow the team at an angle of about 45 degrees. The team should be driven with one horse on either side of the right hand wheel track or rut the full length of the portion to be dragged, and made to return in the same manner over the other half of the roadway. Such treatment will move the earth towards the center of the roadway and raise it gradually above the surrounding level. The best results have been obtain ed by dragging roads once each way after each heavy rain. In some cases, however, one dragging every three or four weeks has been found sufficient to keep the road in good condition. When the soil is moist, but not sticky the drag does its best work. As the soil in a field will bake if plowed wet, so the road will bake If the drag is used on It when it is wet. If the roadway is full of holes or bad ly rutted, the drag should be used once when the ground is soft and slushy. This is particularly applica ble before a cold Bpell in winter, when It is possible to so prepare the surface that it will freeze smooth. Not infrequently^ conditions are met which may be overcome by a slight change in the manner of hitch ing. Shortening the chain tends to lift the front slab and niake the cut ting slight, while a longer hitch (JciaueeB the front sjab to Biak mora v." 1 O'lTUMWA COUKUbM* deeply into the earth and act on the principle of a plow. If a furrow of earth Is to be moved the doubletree should be attached close to the ditch end of the drag and the driver should stand with one foot on the extreme forward end of the front slab. Conditions Varied. Conditions are so varied in different localities, however, that it is quite im posible to lay down specific rules. Certain sections of a roadway will re quire more attention than others, be cause of steep grades, wet weather springs, soil conditions, exposure to the sun and wind, washes, etc. There Is one condition, however, in which special attention should be given. Clay' roads under persistent draggings frequently become too high in the center. This may be corrected by dragging the earth towards the cen ter of the road twice and away from it once. There is no question as to the economy of this road making imple ment, "either' in first cost or lri opera tion. In six counties in Kansas in 1906 the cpst of maintaining ordinary earth roads, without the aid of the split-log drag, averaged $42.50 a mile. These figures were furnished by Pro fessor W. C. Hoad, of the University of Kansas, who secured them from official records of the counties. Some figures furnished by E. P. Sanborn and R. H. Aishton, General Manager of the Chicago and North western railway, have revealed the wonders of this simple device, Mr. Sanborn said, "the least expense per annum for split lob dragging was $1.50, and the greatest a little over $6, and the average expense per mile for B'/fe miles a little over $3. I have lived along this road all my life and never in 40 years have I seen it freer from mud and dust, despite the fact that during the season we have experienc ed the extremes of weather condi tions." The testimony of Mr. Aishton Is equally Bttfong. Learning that a township in Iowa had been making an investigation of the split log drag, and had been experimenting with it for a year on 28 miles of high way, he sent an agent to secure in formation. It was reported that al though the town board had paid the cost of making the drags and of hir ing men to operate them, the total expense for one year averaged but $2.50 a mile, and the roads were re ported to have been "like a race track" the greater portion of the year. DR. FOWLER CHOSEN Is Again President of National Holi ness Association— Big Crowds at Oskaloosa. Oskaloosa, June 2.—The spiritual work of the annual camp meeting of the National and Iowa Holiness assoc iation, which is being held at the University Park, was given a grand Btart at the- services Sunday. The first few days of the convention were necessarily taken up principally with preliminary matters in arranging the camp and making preparations for the routine work and in business ses sions. But all was in readiness for a full day of religious work Sunday, and, the weather being favorable the attendance was considerably in excess of that at the opening sessions. The early- morning prayer services are being attended regularly by the work ers at the camp and a universal spirit of earnest prayer has prevadod the audiences at every session. Officers Eelected. In accordance with the provisions of the program, the annual business meeting of the National association was held Saturday, at which a consid erable amount of important business was transacted by the delegates from the subordinate organizations includ ing the election of officers which re sulted as follows: President—-Rev. C. J. Fowler, West Newton, Mass. 1st Vice President—Rev. Joseph H. Smith, Meridian, Miss. 2d Vice President—Rev. C. W. Rutin, Indianapolis, Ind. 3d Vice President—Rev. Haney, Pasadena, Cal. 4th Vice President—Rev. Morrison, Louisville, Ky. 5th Vice President—Rev. Isaiah Reld, Los Angeles, Cal. 6th Vice President—Rev. J. M. CBryen, ShelbyvlUe, Mo. 7th Vice President—Rev. E. F. Wal ker, San Dimas, Cal. 8th Vice President—Rev. Ora Smith New Albany, Ind. M. L. H. C. Secretary—Rev. G. A. McLaughlin, Chicago, Ill Corresponding Secretary— Millie M. Lawhead, Van Wert. O. Treasurer—J. F. Lockwood, Bos ton, Mass. Auditor—M. ML Snider, Des Moines, Iowa. Railroad- Secretary—Dr. Edwin Burke, Chicago, 111. Standing Committees. Constitution and By-Laws—M:. M. Snider, J. M. O'Brien, A. S. Cochran, W. L. Carpenter, J. W. Martin. Finance—J. F. Lockwood, G. M. Morse, D. L. Spelcher, M. M. Snider, H. F. Klezinflg, C. J. Fowler. Obituary—islah Reid. FARMINGTON. Farmington.—Mrs. A. E. Townsend died Friday noon after a protracted Illness of creeping paralysis. The funeral will be held Sunday morning at the home of the deceased and the interment will be In Sharon cemetery. Mrs. Townsend was the oldest daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Hanna and grew to womanhood on a farm not far from Sharon church. She leaves be sides her husband, one daughter, a son, Everett Townsend, her aged mother, Mrs. S. A. Hanna, of this plaoe, a sister, Mrs. R. S. Peas, of Mt. Hamill and two brothers, Leland ahd Green Hanna, of California. The de ceased has spent the most of her life in Farmington and will be missed by a large circle of friends. She was an active worker In the Congregational church and a member of the order of the Eastern Star. Miss Eva Hancock is visiting her mother in Athens, Mo. The river is still rising at thft rate of an inch an hour. Miss Inez Boice and Helen Corns entertained a few ~irl friends Wednes day evening at the home of the former in honor of Miss Fay Corrlck, Of .Moulton. OTTUMWAWOMAN CLAIMS KINSHIP MRS. EMMA ROGERS, FORMERLY OF THIS CITY FIGURES IN WILLCA§E. DESERTED AT 3 YEARS Went to Butte, Mont., in Search Father to Find Him Under Dif ferent Name—Story is a Strange Tale. of A former Ottumwa woman, now a resident o£. Butte, Mont., may be an heiress to $10,000.. The woman. Is Mrs. Emma Rogers, an employe of the postofflce at Butte. The father of the woman, the late George Quigley, known as "the horseradish man," It is claimed changed bis name after going to Butte many years ago from Centerville, where he is- said to have deserted Mrs. Rogers, then a three year-old child, and her mother, Mrs. Ebenezer Peugh. The following letter from Anaconda, Mont., tells some of the mystery that surrounds the life and 'eareer of this man whose heirs, a man and a woman, both claim kinship to him but do not know each other: Anaconda, Mont., June 2.—Stran ger than a tale by Stevenson is the story that has reveloped in connection with the death of George Quigley, pi oneer resident of Anaconda and Butte, who died in this city ten days ago. As the body of the old man was lowered, into the grave in the Hill cemetery, there stood by, each show ing every manifestation of grief, a man who claimed to be his son, and a woman who claimed to be his daugh ter, neither speaking to nor recognizing the other. They had apparently never met before. The woman was Mtb. Emma Rogers, an employe of the Butte poBtofflce, The supposed son, Lester Quigley, of Battle Creek, Mich., does not credit Mrs. Rogers story and will contest any effort on her part to obtain any portion of the estate of the dead man Quigley or Peugh, whichever it is proved to be. MAJOR H. HAMILTON DELIVERS ADDRESS AT BIDWELL. Bldwell.—Major. A. H. Hamil ton, of Ottumwa, Iowa, deliver ed and eloquent Memorial ad dress at the Chlsman cemetery Sat urday afternoon to quite a large crowd. Those' from a distance that were pre sent were: Mrs. Wells Chapman, if Kansas, Mr, and Mrs. Curtis Chlsman and C. H. Johnston, of South Ottum wa. Mr, and Mrs. George Jenkins and Mrs. Elizabeth Chlsman, of Chillicothe, Prank Chlsman. and fatnlly,. of. Dudley, Mrs. Wlllam Venator, Mr. and Mrs. William1 Baldwfejl, and Mrs. D. W. Baiter and children of Muntervllle. John Sales and daughter. Miss. Llzze Sales spent Saturday in Blakesburg. Miss Opal Thompson has returned to her home In Blakesburg. Mrs. James Johnston spent pleasant day Sunday at the C. H. -Johnston home in South Ottumwa in honor of Mrs. C. H. Johnston's seven tleth birthday anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Johnston, ot South Ottumwa, visited relatives an-1 friends in this vicinity a few days last week. Miss Clara Lathrop of South Ot tumwaMs visiting relatives and friends here. William Grooms and family visited Sunday at the C. H. Apley home near Ottumwa. Daniel Kerr visited friends in Blakesburg Saturday. Samuel Yenger, of Blakesburg, re turned Saturdav on No. 3 after a brief visit with his brother, Frank. ici VIOH WJLI.1I mo urvLinsr, T4« near Clarence Harding had the misfor tune to loose a valuable colt Monday. Blakesburg. baccalaureate Sermon at Parsons. Fairfield.—President Parsons, of Parsons college preached the baca iaureate sermon Sunday morning nz the Presbyterian church before a con gregation that tilled every cornor ot the auditorium. He took for his text, I. Cor., 3-21, "All Things Are Yours.' He took for his theme the immense possibilities of a Christian life. In the afternoon Dr, Parsonp also made the address at the closing vesper service of the ypar. Sunday night Rev. Geo. P. Ma gill, '90, of the Central Presby terian church, Des Moines, delivered the annual address before the Chris Julian.:aesoeiatioim th GENUINE whose strange story of kinship is not admitted to be true by. the man, Lester Quigley of Battle Creek, Mich., who is said to be the son of the old gentleman who was buried here. George Quigley was known to all Butte and Anaconda, merely as the "horseradish man." The old man had for years" made his living by preparing tH)d peddling horseradish, .and he. was kpown to" hundreds. of housewives in both cities. Mrs. Rogers Bays that she discovered the kinship two years ago. She has lived in Butte three years and h&d known the old, man .nearly .that long and had .been, friendly to. .him. One day while conversing with him, She discovered he was her father, Quigley having deserted her mother in Centerville, la., when she was but three years of age. George" Quigley's estate is said to be worth at least $10,000. It includes realty in Butte, and .Anaconda and a farm in southern Mississippi. Mrs. Rogers will claim a share of the es tate as the child of Quigley, whom She declares was none other than her father, Ebenezer Peugh. Mrs. Rogers came to Ottumwa from Centerville and later went to Butte in search for her missing father whom she had not seen since he had desert ed her mother when she, Mrs. Rogers was three years of age. She located her father but he never recognized her as a daughter, nor would he-credit her story of the possi bility of kinship. She obtained a photograph of the old man and sent it to a relative, Mrs. John Baird, of Centerville, who is also a relative of Quigley (Peugh). Mrs. Baird posi tively identified the picture as that of Ebenezer Peugh, the father of Mrs. Rogers. The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of and has been niado under his per* sonal supervision since its infancy* BONAPARTE. Bonaparte.—Dr. C. S. Perival is in Cedar Rapids attending a shool of ln strutlon for the order of A. F. and A. M. J. H). Saville and Hi. L. Mlddleworth of Mt. Ayr, were business callers hero recently. Miss Mary Stebbins, of Keokuk, la visiting her parents, Mr. and Mhs. S. C. Stebbins. Mrs. Harriet Rouse has returned to her home In Lamonl after a short vis it with her sister, Mrs. Anna Bridge. Frank Vass, of Eldon, visited over Sunday at the O. J. Coolldge home. Lester Booth is home from Ames to spend the summer vacation. Miss Josephine Easllng went to Fairfield Saturday for a visit with hor sister, Mrs. Ed. Cuddy. Mrs. I. J. Hogan. of Farmington, is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Brown. Mrs. M. J. Scoville and children-, of Mankato, Minn., and Miss May Scoville,, of Des Moines, arrived Satur day for a visit with Mrs. W. A. Packer and other relatives. Miss Clara Butler has returned to her home in Keokuk. She, was ac companied by Mrs. A. A. Smith and children. Misses. Edla Baird, Lottie Bell and Bertie Beck were Keosauqua visitors Saturday. 1 Ross Rldgeway is visiting relatives in Trenton, Mo. Harry Gilbert was in Warsaw, 111., Sunday. E. L. McCold, of Keosauqua, was business visitor here yesterday. Spades is the favorite trump of the banker. James Yenger is visiting relatives it is purely vegetable, made entirely from healing, cleansing* roots herh* -F tIie 13 Allow no one to deceive you in this.\ All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but Experiments that trifle with and endanger tho health of Infants and Children—Experience against Experiment* What is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare* goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other STarcotia substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates thei Stomach and Dowels, giving healthy and natural sleep,' The Children's Panacea—The Mother's Friend. CASTORIA Bears the Signature of The Kind You Have Always Bought1 In Use For Over 30 Years. TH* CKNTAUR OOMPANV. TT MURWAV •TRCCT, NEW TO** OITV. IOWA WEATHER CROP BULLETIN CONDITION- OF SMALL. GRAINS EXCEPT ON EXTREME LOW LANDS, GOOD. Des Moines, June 2.—Fbr the week ending June 1, 1908: Prom Monday morning to Friday night, the temperature was consider ably above normal, with frequent and general showers. The rainfall was ex cessive the total for the week at many stations exceeded the monthly normal. Continuous rains prevented any field work being done until Sat urday, and the loss to crops by wash ing and floods will be considerable. A great deal of corn will have to be replanted, and, as a result, there is now nearly as large an acreage to be planted as there was two weeks ago. The early planted fields are becoming very weedy, but the more favorable conditions which prevailed during the last twp days afforded an opportunity to do some cultivating on high and well drained land. All small grain, grass, clover and potatoes have made rank growth, but reports indicate that the condition Is good except on low land where ths grain is becoming yellow. and barka, and in addition to curing tliis vile disorder, S. sfs. builds 1 sy.stte,m* 3 ALWAYS] }.|VVE\W 3* f. MOULTON. MouHon-.-^Decoratlon day was ap propriately observed In Moulton Sat urday, The services were held at the Methodist church. Gen. Weaver*was •':&*$ the principal speaker. Ho was Intro duced by ft. B. Carson, an old army veteran and spoke on "Abiding Faith, Consecratinfr Citizenship." A chora iy from the churches lead tho singing ,k which was boyond compliments. A swjl committee. cojikIhUhk of J. W. Camp- ,, f" bell, Q, W. Wurcl .aud A. Swift wer-j selected to decorate the graves owing to tho bad ronds to tlio cemetery. Many people have bee'ri to Sedan and vicinity tho past week looking at tho -aft flooded bottoms. Gardners say that there is mora water than there hai 'i been since .1871. The dredge canal has been invaluable in carrying oft the water. Much track has been washed 6ut between Centerville anil Keokuk on the K. & W-. railroad. No. 7, west- bound on the K. C., through Moulton, has- been delayed tho past few weeks because of a land sllae near Ft. Madison. It has been very lncon- venient for people on business to get to Centerville. The case against L. F. Fowler, charged, with running a gambling house at the dooI hall was postponed. until next Friday. SIGOURNEY. Slgourney.—Decoration day was ob served here Saturdav and as the day was fine there was a large gathering in the public square where the exer cises were held. Attorney D. T. Stock man was chairman of the day. The old soldiers, W. R. C., and sons and daughters of the veterans assembled at the G. A. R., hall and marched In a body to the public square. An elo quent address was delivered by th3 Rev. Chas. N. Pace, of the Metliodi&( church, besides there were other short speeches and excellent music by tha choir. After the program tho organi zations together with a large con- course of people marched to the WeSt cemetery where appropriate decora tion services were held. Congressman D., W. Hamilton re turned home from Washington, D. C., Friday evening. County Treasurer H. F. Schwenka returned home Saturday morning from Texas where he has been for the past ten days looking at the Panhandle country. Oscar Ross, of Letts, Iowa, is visit ing friends In town. Mr. and Mrs. George Cupp, of AUer ton, Iowa, are visiting old friends in te town. Sauds Calhoun Is visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. S. Calhoun. A CERTAIN SAFE TREATMENT is the only safe and reliable cure for Contagious Blood Poison. Mercury and potash cannot cure the trouble they can only mask it In the system for awhile, and •when they are left off the disease returns, usually, in worse form than before, and the patient finds strong minerals, which disease the delicate lining of the stomach, affect the bowels, produce chronic dyspepsia and often set up Mercurial Rheumatism. It will not do to trifte^thVE ease so powerful as Contagious Blood Toifeon, for every day it remains In th~ toward a dangerous stage, and will in the end get be^ yond the control of any treatment. S. S. S. cures blood poison In the right goes down into the circulation and removes every particle of the virus No bad results are ever experienced from the use of S. S. S. It is gentle and pleas^t ia Its action, and forty years of cures warrant the statement a 8 j' a,ceFtsHn treatment. Home treatment book medical advice desired sent free to all who write. gmSWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. ATLANTA, "j'i ti, it A. P. Moody, Jr., of the St. Loula ,,:'1 Republic arrived home Firday night, He was called here on account of thu serious Illness of his aged father, A. P. Moody, At present Mr. Moody, Sr., as Is somewhat Improved but as he is 93 Hgft. years of age the doctor has but little *•$ hope of his recovery. Rev. Stanley, of Kansas City, is vis itlng the Rev. D. W. Morgan, of the ussi? Presbyterian church and preached an "'.f eloquent sermon Sunday evening. Mr Stanley and Mrs. Morgan were college chums. V-'i-'t 4 BIRMINGHAM. Birmingham.—Stanley Kerr's barn was struck by lightning Thursday si® evening and burned to tho ground anil Ms all the contents. Joe Norrls was kicked by a horse fed Thursday evening, breaking his leg above the ankle.