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SATURDAY, October 31, 1908.,
WILLIAM REECE IN LADDSDALE ADDRE8S TELLS OF INCREASED COST UNDER DEMOCRATIC RULE HA8 BIG AUDIENCE. BLAMES OFFICERS FOR BIG DIFFERENCE INTERESTS OF TAXPAYERS ARE NOT HANDLED IN AS ECONOMI CAL MANNER AS BY REPUBLI CANS, SAYS THE SPEAKER. Emphasizing the great, good accom plished under Republican rule and giving proof that if present prosperity would continue, it is necessary to again cast a full Republican vote, William Reece last night spoke to an immense audience of farmers and miners at Laddsdale. perhaps no greater evidence of the superiority of Republican policies was given by Mr. Reece than his remarks in regard to the conditions in Wapello county during the past two years under Dem ocratic rule. His statements shqwed beyond fear of successful contradic tion, that the voters' interests were not handled in as economic a manner as In former years. He showed the Increase in issuance of county ^war rants and also dwelt upon the differ ence in salaries of the board of super visors over Republican boards. An in crease of $25,828.06 was shown in war rants and $832.62 was the increased cost of the board. Good Underwear a Prices To Save You Money I* WE DO NOT OFFER THE MAR KETS CHEAPEST GOODS—WHICH ARE EVER AND ALWAYS UNRELI ABLE—BUT START EACH LINE, WITH THE SMALLEST COST, ON A /GARMENT WE CAN BUY THAT (WILL MEET THE WORTH—WEAR- IING AND GIVE TO OUR CUSTO MERS SATISFACTION. WE "MAIN- TAIN QUALITY." UNDER NO CIR CUMSTANCES DO WE ALLOW ANY FACTORY WE BUY F.'iOM, TO JCHEAPEN GOODS THROUGH ADUL TERATION. A PIECE OF UNDER WEAR MAY LOOK THE SAME TO YOU ON PAPER, 3UT WE URGE YOU TO COMPARE THE GOODS, IT v'JS COMPARATIVELY EASY TO MIX IN A LITTLE INFERIOR YARN, OR TO TAKE A FEW OUNCES OF THE WEIGHT, WHICH REDUCES THE COST MATERIALLY. LADIES, GENTS, BOYS, GIRLS AND INFANTS UNDERWEAR YOU CAN FIND HERE IN GREAT VARI ETY AND WE ARE ALWAYS -PLEASED TO SHOW THE GOODS. The Fair 118 E. Main Street Weak Lie Boys may become fine strong men. Some of the strong men of to-day were sickly boys years ago. Many of them received Scott's Emulsion at their mother's knee. This had a power in it that changed them from weak, delicate Boys into strong, robust boys. It has the same power to-day. Boys and girls who are pale and weak get food and energy out of Scott's Emulsion. It makes children grow. Send this advertisement, together with name of paper In which it appears, your address and four cents to cover postage, and we will send you a "Complete Handy Atlas of the World" SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl Street, New York The meeting was in charge of .1. H. R. Spilman. who introduced the speak ers. E. J. Moore, candidate for repres entative, and Adelbert Christie, made br,ief addresses, In which the better reason of the voters was appealed to. Mr. Moore dwelt briefly on the state issues, and referred to his opponent's campaign. Superintendent A. S. Ful ton of the Eldon schools, spoke in be half of the candidacy of Miss Esther Nicholson for superintendent of schools. The Ladies' Glee club gave several excellent numbers, which were liberally applauded. Deeds Bests Promises. Mr. Reece in opening his address, referred to the deeds of the Republi can party as compared with the prom ises of the Democracy. "Political parties must be judged by what they have done rather than what they say they will do," said the speaker "Their platforms contain what they say they will do while their legislative and executive acts contain what they have done. It may be said that the Democratic party has not had an equal chance with the Republican party to show what it could do, but attention is called to the fact that the Democratic party was intrusted with power at a time when there were more labor disturbances in the United States then ever before, or since. If they were really and truly the friends of labor, why did they' not put on the statute books some legislation favor able to labor at that time. Upon the other hand, the -Republican party, which was born in the defense of la bor, is not always claiming to be the defenders of labor any more than any other legitimate business or industry in the country, yet it is a fact never the less that the labor legislation that has been placed upon the statute books has been placed there by the Republican party. The effect of legis lation upon T.tlr -vnrloua Indnutrico of the country is the real criterion' for us to go by when selecting the party to ba intrusted with conducting the affairs of the nation. Shows Democratic Failure. The Democratic party was intrusted with power from 1893 to 1897 inclu sive and I now call attention to the fact that since that time, you have not heard any Democratic speaker boasting of that administration. You have not heard them speaking the praises of Grover Cleveland who was their president. You did nowever, hear them in 1896 condemning' him and trying to make it appear that he was a Republican, when in fact all he did was to try the policies of the Dem ocratic party upon the country and they proved to be such a miserable failure, that they found it easier to repudate the man father than the. principles for which he then stood, and for which they now stand, namely a tariff for revenue only. "You will recall that in 1888 both political parties were pledged to a revision of the tariff. Benjamin Har rison was candidate for president on the Republican ticket while Grover Cleveland was candidate on the Dem ocratic ticket. The Democrats were then in favor of what they called tariff reform. The Republicans were in fa vor of that which they now favor .tariff revision. Many of the schedules then, as they are now had become obsolete and defective by rea son of changing conditions and it was conceded that they should be revised. The Democratic party proposed to re vise them on the basis of a tariff for revenue only, while the Republican party proposed to revise them on a basis of protection to American indus1 try and labor. The Republican party prevailed in that campaign. Benjamin Harrison was elected president and the entire congress with him. There were many industries involved and it was thought prudent to give ail a fair hearing. Investigation was made, long hearings before the committees on ways and means, that consumed many months and indeed congress made a mistake in .deferring the mat ter so" long that the tariff when re vised. did not take effect until a few months before the next presidential campaign of 1892. This gave our op ponents in that campaign the oppor tunity to make claims that the Mc Kinley law had increased the price of everything that the workingman con sumed and everything the farmer had to buy or wear. "This created dissatisfaction in labor circles and the clamor for change was adhered to by them and the Democratic party, promising to the farmers the markets of the world, won them to their cause. Instead' of getting the markets of the world as they had reason to expect they would from Democratic promises made, they lost their home market, which was then more valuable than the markets of the world. Laborers that expected to buy where they could buy cheapest foiind themselves out of employment, and therefore without money to buy either at high or .low prices.' Cites Hard Times of 1894. "Samuel Gompers, who is now trying to lead or mislead some of the labor ers into the delusion that the Demo cratic party will do more for them than the Republican party, said at that time, that three million men were out of employment. You had occasion to see the Kelley navy on its way to Washington and know that -1 Ooxey'a and Hogan's armies known as the com monweal of the country were in a tur moil because they were without em ployment.. The Democratic news papers of the day tried to brand them as hoboes, tramps and idlers, who did not want to work and while there may have been an occasional one, the great majority of them werfe out of employ ment, and at the point of desperation, for the reason that there was no em ployment for them." Here the speaker quoted from the Courier editorials of October 28, and related his experience with the unem ployed during the winter of 1903-04. "Have you stopped to consider why they were out of employment," Mr. Reece continued, "if you have not, then you should calmly reflect over that period. Remember that in 1892, the same cry of tariff for revenue only was ringing throughout the length and breath of this land. Democratic speak ers worked upon the prejudices of the working men and it was they, very largely, who were responsible for the Democratic victory of 1892. .Tosh Bill ings once said that 'success don't consist of not makin' mistakes, but it does consist, of not makin' the same mistake twiste.' It is to be sincerely hoped that you will not make the mis take of giving that same party the op portunity of revising the tariff, I mean of ripping it, that you gave them in 1892." "In 1896 the Democratic party waa in the slough of despond. There seem ed to be no Moses in the bullrushes for them, especially on that question of tariff reform, although it was gen erally conceded that the tariff needed reforming at that time more than it had needed it since the first tariff law was written in the United States. It was not a revenue tariff, it was not a protective tariff. It did not fur nish sufficient revenue to meet the running expenses of the government and the Democratic admihistration had to borrow $262,000,000 with which to meet current expenses. It did not protect the industries of the country, for importations were flooding our markets, but owing to the unemployed condition of our laboring classes, did not find a ready market. Unemployed men are poor customers. New Hope Was in Silver. "A new issue was the only hope of the despondent Democrats of that time. William Jennings Bryan, who has been since that time the greatest incubator of political issues that the country ever produced, came forward demanding that the people of this country should not be crucified upon a cross of gold, and declaring that the only remedy for the hard times that his party had brought upon the coun try, was the free and unlimited coin age of silver at a ratio of 16 tol, with out the aid or consent of any nation on .earth. Then a voice was heard irowx viuci-oovorod porch itv-Oo.il' ton, Ohio,, that appealed strongly to the good sober sense of the mechan ics, laborers, farmers and business men of this country. That voice con tained the words of wisdom. And this was what it said, 'I believe that it would be better to open the mills and factories of this country to the unemployed labor, than it would be to open the mints of the country to Special Notice! As winter is drawing nearer the neecPs for wearing apparel increase, especially in footwear, and this is all we wish to talk to you about. You often read tempting advertise ments. in newspapers, magazines and catalogue^ about Shoes, and what your experience is in this matter you know best. We have built up a large Shoe business on the merit of our Shoes only and not with large adver tisements and schemes and we want to impress upon you that Daniels' is the place to buy your footwear, be cause we buy only of such manufac turers that have the reputation of making solid and reliable footwear. We buy in large quantities for cash and sell at the smallest margin of profit for cash only. We do not wish to trouble you with a long price list—prices in an adver tisement settle nothing—you must see the shoes—but will say, if in need of footwear for yourself or any member of your family, give us a trial. We call your attention especially to our seamless hand made every day shoes for men, the easiest and best wear ing shoes made at $2.50 and $2.75, and our solid leather work shoes at $1.75 and $2. In lighter weight or dressy shoes we have excellent values at $2, $2.50, $3, and the finest and best made, $3.50 and $4. We have good substantial and solid shoes for ladies at $1.50 and $2, and the finest grades $2.50, $3 and $3.50. You can't get bet ter shoes and if you pay from 50 cents to $1 a pair more elsewhere. For boys and girls we always carry a large assortment and we absolutely know we can please you and the lit tle folks. Come to our store, let us prove what we say, make our store your stopping place, you will always be welcome. In conclusion we wish to say that we are having some very nice calendars printed for the year 1909 which we expect to have here soon. If you will write your name and address on coupon below, and present same at. our store," you will receive one of them free. *c DANIELS' SHOE STORE Ottumwa, Iowa P. S. We have received a carload of all kinds of Rubbers, Rubber Boots and Arctics, the best made in America. Write your name and address on this coupon and present, same at our store and you will receive a beautiful calendar for 1909, free. NAME ADDRESS OTTUMWA COURIER the silver of the world.' This became the verdict of the people and William McKinley was inaugurated president of the United States, March 4, 1897. He immediately called an extra ses sion of congress to convene March 15, only eleven days later ofr the purpose of re-enacting that beniflcent meas ure which had been so much maligned in the campaign of 1j892, known as the McKinley bill. It took the name of the Dingley bill and it has remain ed upon the statute books ever since, and I submit to you that we have had a longer period of prosperity under that measure, than was ever enjoyed by the people of any country under the shining canopy of Heaven. By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them. You men who toil in the mines re member the unsteady employment prevailing at that time. You know that the highest wages paid for common laborers around the mines in this lo cality was 15 cents per hour. And you also know that at this time that the wages of the same men are 23% cents per hour, or $1.90 per day for eight hours. You know, too, that skilled labor received not to exceed 17% cents per hour, or $1.75 per,day. You know that, the same men now are receiving 32 cents per hour, or $2 56 per day. Compares Prices. "The farmer also know? that if he had gone to town in 1896 with a view to buying an Orchard City wagon, and had depended upon its purchase by the sale of corn, that' it would have been necessary to have sold 375 bush els of old corn at 16 cents per bushel, the same yielding him $60 exactly, the price of a wagon at that time. Con trast, if you please, the amount that could be purchased with the sale of 375 bushels of old corn at this time, the same selling at 70 cents per bushel. And suppose that you want to buy a wagon to take the place of the one you bought in 1896. You ask the dealer what the Orchard City wagon is worth now. He tells you $75. And then you raise your hands with hor ror depicted on your countenance, and exclaim the wagons are controlled by a trust, and you call his attention to the fact that you had bought the same kind of a wagon in 1896 for $R0. But you forgot that you gave 375 bushels of corn for that wagon. You decided to buy the wagon, however, even though it does cost $75. You also buy a $14 plow to be used for breaking your ground preparatory to sowing "oats early in the spring. You inquire the price of a cultivator which you will be obliged to have next year. S'ou find that it costs you $17. Yon de cide to buy it for fear it will be high er in the spring. You also determine to purchase a surrey with automobile seats, which costs you $120. You still have some money left after selling your corn, and you buy yourself a new suit of clothes for $20 and a pair of Douglass shoes for $3.50, also a Stet son hat for $4. All of these items mentioned, including the wagon, have been purchased with the proceeds of the 375 hushels' of corn, and you have surpms utv trie Tamlly tre-asury. "Is there any reason why a farmer should contemplate voting the Demo cratic ticket at this time? In fact, if there is any good reason why any many should vote the Democratic tick et, it has not been shown in this cam paign by any references to what that party has done in the past. 'By their fruits ye shall know them.' "There is a question perhaps as vital to you as the one I have just discuss ed and some of you will feel it even more keenly. I refer now to our coun ty expenditures. You understand that we have a Democratic county ad ministration. Ordinarily these offices are not looked upon as being of a po litical nature, but all the candidates of these parties having 1 een selected at the June primary, brings the record of each properly under the scope of my remarks and I desire to call your attention to the difference between a Republican administration in this county and the first and onl,y year that we have had a Democratic ad ministration for which I have been able to obtain actual figures. These figures are taken from the official re ports of the auditor and treasurer of this county. All of the current ex penses of the county are paid from what is known as the county fund. 1 will not refer to those provided for by special levy. Warrants drawn on the county fund as shown b^ the report of January 1, 1907, which closed the last Republican year, amounted to $57, 882.16. Warrants drawn on the county fund by the Democratic administra tion as shown by the report of Janu ary 1, 1908, amounted to $83,710.22, a difference of $25,828.06. We are in the habit of indulging in luxuries in these modern Republican times, but's not this a rather expensive luxury for us to indulge in? Let us compare the amount of warrants drawn on the county fund beginning with 1902 and ending with 1907 which shows five years of Republican administration and one year of Democratic adminis tration: 1902 $58,621.16 1903 62,026.68 1904 56,141.69 1905 59.929.58 1006 57,882.16 "All Republican years. "Behold 1907, the firs^t year of the Democratic administration warrants drawn on the cqunjy fund amount to $83,710.22. Contrasted with the last Republican year we find an increase ot $25,828.06. Even in the salaries if the board of supervisors there is a dif ference in favor of trie Republican ad ministration of $832.62, when you make the contrast between the years of 1906 and 1907. "It is generally understood around the city of Ottumwa that the auditor and treasurer has some difficulty ia •balancing their ,ooks. You who have been identified with school matters in this township, no doubt recall that the money for school purposes was not available until the latter part of June, when it should have been turned over to you from the 15th to the 25th of April. I do not charge that the money was beiug held out for any improper use by the officials. I do believe, how ever, that it might be charged to in competency. Some say that the offi cials were too actively engaged in try ing to secure nominations in the June primary. "In view of these undisputed facts I V4TT* HIGH POTENT Zephyr Flour is made from the finest grade of Kansas hard wheat, ground by the Bowersock water power process. On every sack you will find the guaranty in this form mi Please begin your test under this binding pledge at once. A flour of which the makers are so confident, surely has qualities you will be glad to know. Zephyr Flour is handled by the following grocers ask you to support the entire Republi can ticket because its candidates rep resent a party that I honestly and sin cerely believe has done more for the upbuilding of mankind than any other political party ever ordained among men. "Laboring men in this community know that they have had a stanch supporter in the state legislature in the person of Hon. N. E. Kendall, in which body he has served several terms and has served in the capacity of speaker of this body with dramatic distinction and honor. His committee work and all his legislative acts prove hi.n to he yie steadfast friend of labor. It is quite important that lie b'^ elected to represent you in con gress. His voice will be heard in your behalf, as well as in behalf of every legitimate industry in our country. There is no question in which labor is more vitally interested than in the revision of the tariff, and for that reason he should represent this dis trict when that revision is made." A Fierce Attack of malaria, liver derangement and kid ney trouble, is easily cured by Electric Bitters, the guaranteed remedy. 50c. F. Clark & H. L. Swenson. Obituary POLITICAL ADVERTISING. CHAS. P. POOL. To the Voters of '/apello County I am a candidate for the office of sheriff on the Socialistic ticket and 1 •promise the voters of this county that I will enforce the law as I find it on the statute books. I furthermore promise hat if I am unable to enforce the law, I will resign and step down and out. I make ttiis statement to the public because I want all men to know where I stand, anil I ask no man's vote who does not warn to see the law enforced Furthermore I will state that if am elected Henry H. Warren will be my deputy. C. P. POOL, The Only Guaranteed Flour DURBIN & SON, AGENCY, IOWA. B. L. DENNY & CO., Highland Center M. H. TULLIS, OTTUWA, IOWA. E. E. HILLES, ELDON, IOWA. WM DENNY, DAHLONEGA, IOWA. D. H. THOMPSON, FARSON, IOWA. J. A. SWEENEY, CHILLICOTHE, IA. E. W. KNEMEYER, EDDYVILLE, IA John Elenberger was born August 4, 1823, in Indiana, and died October 15, 1908, at the age of 85 years, 2 months and 11 days. He was married to Miss E. C. Wright July 14, 1850. To this union were born four children, two sons and two daughters, as fol lows: Joseph S., of Goodlin, Kas. Mary A. Smith of Mt. Pleasant Har riet L. Carr, of Alma, Neb. and Jas. M., who died July 24, 1896. His wife died in July, 1866. He was afterward married to Mrs. Kisiah McCart, who still survives him.. He enlisted in Co. G, Eleventh infantry, and served his country three years. He endured many hardships while in service, and was wounded, which caused his suffering during the remainder of his life. He was an elder in the Christian church at Batavia and a faithful follower of that creed for many years. Besides his wife and children, he leaves six M. L. We want you to use Zephyr Flour in your next baking. The only flour backed by a guaranty. We want you to know that the guaranty means exactly what it says: _. —That Zephyr Flour must make good every claim. —That it must equal the highest number of loaves you ever baked from the same amount of flour. —That it must completely satisfy you as to lightness, fineness of grain—taste—every quality of the best bread. —Or you receive all your money back. Zephyr Flour This is our plan: Order of your grocer today one 48-pound sack oi Zephyr Flour. Use it down to half the sack for bread, pies, cake—all your baking. Test it your own way. Then decide. If it has failed in any respect, send the remaining 24 pounds back to yotir grocer. He will cheerfully refund to you the price of the whole sack. Thomas R. Bickley, candidate for justice of the peace on the Republican ticket, needs no introduction to the voters of Wapello comity. His pleas ant smile, glad hand and cheery word are the qualities that have ever im pressed his many friends. His record while in office in former years is such that commends him to the voters of Center township as One well equipped to'perform the duties of the office with perfect satisfaction to the taxpayer and to the best interests of "the peace of the community. Thomas »R. Bickley was' born at Monmouthshire,. England, near the border line of Wales, October 1, 1844. At the age of 8 years he emigrated to America and located in Schuylkill county, Pa., in September, 1852. In August, 1862, at Ashland, Pa., he en listed in the service of his country with" Company G, 129th Pennsylvania infantry and within a month was in the second battle of Bull Run. He took part in the charge against Mary's Heights December 13, 1862, and was in the battle of Chancellorsville on that part of the line where Stonewall Jack son was killed. Mustered out of the Army of the Potomac during the month of May, 1863, he came to Ot tumwa during September of the same year and re-enlisted in the service of the union by joining the ranks of Co. I, first Iowa cavalry in this city, Feb. 18, 1864 and was with his regiment in its service until mustered out at Aus tin, Texas, March, 1866. Mr. Bickley had the distinction of having answer- There is perhaps no better known and better liked candidate on the Re publican ticket this fall than M. L. Kirk, who comes before the voters for their choice as one of the justices of the peace. Mr. Kirk is a good man for the place, as he clearly demonstrated during the one term he served. Mr. Kirk was born in Berlin Center, Trumbull county, 111., April 22, 183S, and in 1854 he removed with his par ents to Ft. Madison. November of 1863 he enlisted in the United States navy, on a dispatch boat with head quarters at Cairo and Mound City and remained in the service for two years. Following this he was engaged in the step-children. Lonzo, Mary, Martha. Albert and Pleas McCart, and a host of friends to mourn his loss, as he was a loving husband, a kind father, and was well liked by all who knew him. The funeral services were held at the late residence in Batavia, October 17, conducted by Elder D. Holder of the Church of the Brethren. Interment was in Batavia cemetery. —Contributed. CHARITON. Chariton.—The city council will ad vertise for bids for the digging of an other large well to supply more wate/ for the water works plant. The water supply at present is plentiful, but it is believed that by spring many more will be using city water, and it is fear ed that by that time the demand might exceed the supply. Miss Lola Parkins of Salem return ed home yesterday after a visit of sev eral days" with her aunt, Mrs. Frances Howard and other relatives. Madame Myron D. Smith of Creston visited in this city recently, the guest of Mrs. Jessie M. Thayer. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Davis of Des Moines, who had been called here to attend the funeral of Mr. Davis' cous in, John V. Bonnett have returned home. Mrs. W. E. Hockett left last eve*L Kirky Stanch Republican, Will Make a Good Peace Officer j. iis-f*,4 We Guarantee V. sacH of Zephyr'' Flour. 'It will satisfy you and U' iM. -a s, md a a ^as'snyf Past Experience in Office Fits T. R. Bickley for Justice of Peace Iour. "pryour grace N^ill refiind ydur Money BbWERSOCK sjyil.LliS S POWER CO ed roll calls from the Potomac in Vir-' ginia to the Colorado in Texas. Mr. Bickley has enjoyed a continu ous legal residence in Ottumwa since 1863 except for two years, 1867 to 1869 which were spent on the frontier. He has always been a consistent member and hard worker in the ranks of the Republican party. His occupation has been that of contracting plasterer and cistern builder. In 1871 he was town ship assessor for one year and served' as justice of the peace for one term twenty years ago, losing his office in the general sweep of the campaign iu 1888. Again about twelve years ago Mr. Bickley served a term as justice of the peace and his record was such to commend his election to the office at this time. For six years from 1900 until 1906, he was employed with the Public Lands committee of the Na tional House of Representatives at Washington. Mr. Bickley has been a member of lodge No. 16, A. F. and A. M., since 1871 and a member of Cloutman Post G. A. R„ having served his post as past commander and has been frequently selected as a delegate to the state encampments. On two successive occasions he has been chairman of the delegation of tho Sixth district delegation to the G. A. R. encampment department of Iowa. He is at present secretary of the Old Soldiers' association of Wapello coun ty. Mr. Bickley deserves the support of all voters as his past record shows conclusively that he is excellently fit ted for the office. lumber business at Pella for five years and afterward resided for periods of^sl one year respectively in Bloomfleld,* Ft. Madison and Mount Sterling, III. He came to Ottumwa in June of 1874 and engaged In the lumber business, the firm being known as Kirk and Walker. He remained in this business up till twelve years ago. Mr. Kirk has been a life long Re publican casting his first vote for Ab raham Lincoln in 1860. During his residence here, the voters have hon ored him with two terms as alder man, one term as member of the board of supervisors and one as justice of the peace, the post to which he now aspires. ing for a visit in Lake City with her aunt, who is quite ill. Will Rankin of Pasadena, Cal., and sister, Mrs. Rachael Campbell and daughter, Myrtle of Biggsville, Miss Katie Leonard has returned from a visit of several weeks in Bur lington with her sisxer, Mrs. May Reed. George Powers of Waterloo, Neb., a former resident of this city is here for a few days' visit with old friends. Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Morris of Monmouth, 111., and Mr. and Mrs. Abra ham Morris of Fairmont, N. D., are visiting in Benton township with their sister, Mrs. Simon Scott. Mrs. L. Loughery of Sheweyville re turned home yesterday after a ten days' visit with her sister, Mrs. B. McCoy. Mrs. Sallie Sterrett lelt 'yesterday on a few days' business trip to" Hite man. Mrs. Will Dunham left yesterday to* Omaha, called theret by the illness of the infant son of her brother, Harry' Crawford. I I 111., visited in Charitop yesterday with their cousin, Mrs. A. T.. Hosea, while on their way to Nebraska. Mrs. Lee Brittell has returned from a few days' business trip to Maquo keta.