THURSDAY, June 4, 100ft
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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
"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
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
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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
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
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
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
Keosauqua.—The Memorial services^
held here Saturday were well attend
The ball game played by the Ben
tonsport and Keosauqua nines ended
in a score of 7 to 10 in favor of Keo
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.
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
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
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.—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
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
Mrs. Ella Piatt, of Moulton, is visits
lng at the home of J. R/ Strope and
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
HOW TO MIKE A
PUBLIC ROADS DEPARTMENT OF
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
DR. FOWLER CHOSEN
Is Again President of National Holi
ness Association— Big Crowds
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.
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
1st Vice President—Rev. Joseph H.
Smith, Meridian, Miss.
2d Vice President—Rev. C. W. Rutin,
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.
Secretary—Rev. G. A. McLaughlin,
Corresponding Secretary— Millie M.
Lawhead, Van Wert. O.
Treasurer—J. F. Lockwood, Bos
Auditor—M. ML Snider, Des Moines,
Railroad- Secretary—Dr. Edwin
Burke, Chicago, 111.
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.
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
MRS. EMMA ROGERS, FORMERLY
OF THIS CITY FIGURES IN
DESERTED AT 3 YEARS
Went to Butte, Mont., in Search
Father to Find Him Under Dif
ferent Name—Story is
a Strange Tale.
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.
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 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
Miss Clara Lathrop of South Ot
tumwaMs visiting relatives and friends
William Grooms and family visited
Sunday at the C. H. Apley home near
Daniel Kerr visited friends in
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«
Clarence Harding had the misfor
tune to loose a valuable colt Monday.
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
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
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
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.
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.—Dr. C. S. Perival is in
Cedar Rapids attending a shool of ln
strutlon for the order of A. F. and A.
J. H). Saville and Hi. L. Mlddleworth
of Mt. Ayr, were business callers hero
Miss Mary Stebbins, of Keokuk, la
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mhs. S.
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
Misses. Edla Baird, Lottie Bell and
Bertie Beck were Keosauqua visitors
Ross Rldgeway is visiting relatives
in Trenton, Mo.
Harry Gilbert was in Warsaw, 111.,
E. L. McCold, of Keosauqua, was
business visitor here yesterday.
Spades is the favorite trump of the
James Yenger is visiting relatives it is purely vegetable, made entirely from healing, cleansing* roots herh*
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.
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.
CONDITION- OF SMALL. GRAINS
EXCEPT ON EXTREME LOW
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
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
The case against L. F. Fowler,
charged, with running a gambling
house at the dooI hall was postponed.
until next Friday.
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.,
County Treasurer H. F. Schwenka
returned home Saturday morning from
Texas where he has been for the past
ten days looking at the Panhandle
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
Sauds Calhoun Is visiting with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. S. Calhoun.
A CERTAIN SAFE
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
treatment. Home treatment book
medical advice desired sent free to all who write.
gmSWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. ATLANTA,
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
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.
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