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TUE8DAY, November 24, 19081
Old Phone 251-R.
New Phone 664.
Professional Cards.
Artificial teeth scientifically con
Crown and bridge-work expert.
Office over Cullen's dry goods store..
Main street. Ottumwa, Iowa-
R. R. Ramsell. L. M. B. Morrisey.
Attorneys at Law.
2nd Floor. Ennis Building.Ottumwa, la.
Attorneys at Law.
107 North Court street. Both phones.
No. 85.
Attorneys at Law.
Ptioenlx Trust Bldg., South Market
street, Ottnmwn. Ia.
A, daily B. daily except Sunday C,
dally except' Monday.
No. Going East. Depart.
12A—Chic.. Dubuque, Quincy 1:31a.m.
92—Local freight 5:25 a.m.
18B—Burlington St. Louis.. 7.35a.m.
10B—Peoria, Dub.. Quincy.. .11:35 a. m.
6A—Chicago Limited 2:01 p. m.
10B—Ft. Madison, St. Louis. 3:30p.m.
4A—Chic., St. L., Quincy... 7:15p.m.
2A—Chic., Peoria. Rockford.ll:25 p. m.
Going West.
5A—Omaha and Nebraska.. 1:20a.m.
3A—Omaha, Oregon Calf.. 7:40 a.m.
9B—Arrive from Ft. Mad.. ,11.45 a. m.
9A—Peoria to Crest.on .... 1:55 p.m.
11B—Arrive from Chicago. .10:30 p. m.
1A—Chicago to Danver .... 8:08p.m.
13 —Omaha, Billlngrs and
Northwest 4:17p.m.
W. S. Parker, Ticket Agent.
C. R. I. & P. TRAINS.
No. Going North. Depart.
475—Des Moines, Omaha 6:40 a.m.
473—Keokuk, Ottumwa 11:55 a.m.
471—Des Moines. Omaha ... 6:55p.m.
Going South.
470—Keokuk. Kansas City.. 9:10a.m.
742—Ottumwa, Keokuk .... 4:15p.m.
474—Des Moines to Eldon ..10:17p.m.
Why not take the money that you now pay out for toll in grinding
grain and pay it on a feed grinder of your own? Come and see the
Double Geared Dain grind any kind of grain. If you have an old Dain
come here and get a new pair of burrs and see how much faster they
will grind than the old burrs.'
C.. R. I. & T. R'.T. CO.
Surgeon C., R. & Q. R'y Co.
I O. R„ E. Ik S. Co.
Residence, 216 North Jefferson street.
Ofllee, 120 Court street. Residence tele
phone, 110: office telephone. 90. Ottumwa.
Physician and Surgeon,
So and 36 Leighton Building, Market
Street Entrance.
Office Phone. 340. Residence, 220.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist.
Glasses scientifically fitted. Office hours
10 to 12 a. m., and 2 to 5 nod 7 to 8 o'clock
p. m. Phone, office. 289 residence. 37.
Office rooms. 10 and 12 Hofmann Elk.
Osteopathic Physician.
(.Jradiinte American School Osteopathy,
Klrksvllle, Missouri.
Office, 211 East Fourth St. Both
Hours 9 to 12 and i:30 to 4:00.
Diseases of Domes- Calls answer
tic Animals Treat- ed day or Night
ed by the Latest Promptly
Veterinary Science.
Veterinary Surgeon
Successor to Dr. Lowry.
218 E. Second St.
New Phone 601.
Old Phone 520.
W. S. Parker, Ticket Agent.
C. M. & ST. P. TRAINS.
No. Gome Southwest. Depart.
5A—Southwest Limited .... 1:45a.m.
3A--Kansas City, Local 10: 40 a. m.
9315—Local freight 7:15 a.m.
Going "ast, Via Cut^Off.
12A—Chic.. Limited 12:05 a.m.
?A—Davenport, Chicago. .. 4: 50 p. m.
92B—Local freight 9:20 a.m.
Marlon Line, Going North.
,»SB-Cedar Rapids. Marlon.. 4:45p.m.
-PB—Cedar Rapids, St. Paul 1:55 a.m.
SB—Local freight 6:40 a.m.
Marlon Line, Coming South.
108B-Arrive from I'arion.. .10:15 a. m.
9C—Arrive from Marlon.... 1:25 a. m.
7B—Local freight, arrive... 4:55p.m.
Freight trains arrive and depart
from Ottumwa Junction.
F. W. Zimmerman, Ticket Agent.
No. Going South. Depart.
2A—Moberly, St. L. K. C.,.. 8:20 a. m.
"0B—Moberly aiu East 3 55 p. m.
Coming North Arrive
"51B—Moberly local, ll S0a.m.
8A—From Kansas City 7:00 p.m.
F. W. Zimmerman Ticket Agent.
H. E. Blasier's Car Turns Turtle on
Him—Was Going Down Hill
Near Amana.
Williamsburg, Nov. .21.—H. E.
Raiser, a jeweler of this place was
lite seriously injured when his tour
ng car turned turtle on the big hill
ear South Amana. Mr. Blasler fell
nder the car. One leg was. broken
',id several other serious injuries
re inflicted. He will recover. The I
/.• which was a fine one., was badly
Mr. Blasier "was going down the hill
|sd had turned out to pass a team
turned too far from the track and
«et the car,
New Orleans Man Killed by Train.
New Orleans, Nov. 21.—Peter ?3.
?llweg of the cotton firm of Peter E
ilhveg & Co.. was run over and kill
by a railroad train here this moru-
Helhveg was 35 years of age.
N08. 209-211 West Main Street. Ottumwa, Iowa.
"New Shepherd's Ranche."
Tri-Weekly Courier.
Founde:! August 8, 184U.
Member of the Lee Newspaper
A. W. LEE President
WELL, publtsiier
DOUGHERTY..Managing Editor
2a," 'Courier, 1 year, by mall ... i.S.OO
Trl-vreekly Courier, 1 year 1-M
Office: 117-119 Hast Second Street
Telephone (editorial or business
office) No. 44
Address the Courier Printing Com
Piny, OUumwa, Iowa.
Entered as second class matter
October 17, 19C3. at the postofflce, Ot
tumwa, Iowa, under the Act of Congress
of March 3. 1879.
The announcement of the donation
by A. C. Leighton of a tract of* 55
acres of land for a public park in this
city is the best news Ottuinwans have
heard for many a day. Ottumwa lias
been apologizing for its lack of parks
for so many years that it has grown
to be a habit. Aside from the square
of ground upon which the court house,
library and postofflce face and the
small strip of ground at the south end
of the Market street bridge, lately im
proved, there has been nothing in the
city that could properly he dignified
with the name, of a park. There was
the old Franklin park, and later
Caldwell park, but try as hard as they
might, Ottumwans could never con
vince visitors in the city that these
were more than picnic grounds.
Through the great generosity and
unbounded civic pride of Mr. Leigh
ton, a tract is now donated to the
city that is ideal for park purposes.
Natural scenery abounds and the topo
graphical conditions are such that
elaborate plans for artificially improv
ing the park may be made and ac
complished at a cost that the city can
well afford to bear.
It is now up to the citizens to see
that the opportunity of having pne of
the most beautiful parks in the state
is taken advantage of. It would be a
slight recognition of Mr. Leigh ton's
public spirited donation If the citizens
did not in accepting the gift show
their appreciation by bending every
energy to make Leighton park some
thing distinctly worth while. It should
be made a park that, may be con
sidered one of the show places of the
city where we may take our visiting
friends with a feeling of pride. It
should be made more llian a strip of
55 acres «of ground..
The citizens owe a debt of gratitude
to the generous donor, Mr. Leighton,
and to Messrs. Julius Fecht., E C.
French and W. W. Cummings, the
members of the park board who have
been untiring in their efforts to pro
vide Ottumwa with' a suitable park.
The thing to do now is to unite in
the determination to make the most
of the gift.
The Des Moines Register and Leader
had its editorial funny bone tickled
by an article in a Philadelphia paper
relating the adventurous plans of a
wild western cowgirl. This plucky
girl, a broncho buster of skill and a
plainswoman from head to foot, who
carries a six shooter of her country
is a revelation to the Iowa editor, but
not so much of a revolation as the
Quaker city reporter who grew so
rhapsodical in describing the trip oil
the pinto pony from Philadelphia to her
ranch home which this fearless maid
was planning. The Register and
Leader in telling the story of the cow
girl and the reporter says:
The costume' of the young woman
is described as being typical: Buck
skin coat, leggings and-gauntlets and
a Mexican sombrero, with a "slicker"
for rainy weather. Two cowboys
with chaps and spurs accompanied her
to Philadelphia, but will not under
take the long ride with her. This
young woman is a romantic figure, in
deed, to wondering Philadelphtans.
And what Is her destination? Why.
the home ranch, of course.—Steuben
ville Ohio.
Great spirit, of the west! And will
she have to fight Indiahs on the way?
And will she go back to punching cat
tle and taming the recalitrant. mus
tang when she returns to the wild
state of her nativity? Perhaps, in
her recklessness, she will penetrate
into the far western state of Iowa, or
undertake a trapping expedition
through the primordial wilderness of
Nebraska, or trade whisky with the
Indians near Omaha for buffalo
haunches. We suppose the boys of the
Steubenville outfit will ride out thirty
Or forty miles from the bunk house
when the young woman arrives in that
neighborhood, and escort her home
with joyous volleys of pistol shots, and
perhaps a fatted venison will be killed
in her honor. Perhaps the uncouth
punchers of Ohio will shoot up a Penn
sylvania tenderfoot for her special de
lectation, or they may have postponed
the lynching of the last cattle rustler
to enliven her homecoming, hers be
ing the privileges of snubbing the lar
It is all very picturesque, indeed,
the Register and Leader- adds, but we
would like very much to know from
what particular majl order house she
purchased her Mexican sombrero.
The Hearst papers publish today
what they claim is a synopsis of the
interview given by the kaiser to a
correspondent for the Genturv maga
zine and suppressed before publica
tion. If the sketch of the kaiser's in
terview they give is authentic, thu
German people did well-to put a pad
lock on the kaiser's 'jaw. He may
have honestly thought that "England
was a traitor to the white man's
cause" for forming a treaty with
•Tapan, that Japan is even now
"fomenting insurrection in India" that
Germany and the United States in
tended to "divide the east against it
self by becoming the recognized
friends of China," that "America and
Japan would fight within ten yeafs,"
but there is no good purpose to' be
served through his rushing into print
to air these opinions.
If the kaiser's utterances were mere
ly taken as his personal opinions and
given no greater weight, such un
guarded interviews would do little
harm. But when he speaks as the
mouthpiece of a nation and a nation is
held responsible for his words and
acts, it is a duty he owes his people
to refrain from talking like a Chicago
university professor.
The next question is—where did
Hearst get the interview?
Just at this time of the year when
the news accounts of injuries sustain
ed by players on the gridiron inspires
the annual protests against football,
the supporters of the game would do
well to pick a few censors to edit the
copy.of some of the coaches and for
mer football stars who are hastening
to break into print with tales of their
experiences. The papers are carrying
a story by Charley Daly, the old Yale
coach, who tells of the method Yale
advised a few years ago of stopping
Shirley Ellis, the Harvard fullback.
Ellis had a habit of hurdling the lino,
bruising his opponents with his heavy
football shoes as they tried to tackle
him in mid ah'. Finally, Daly goes on
to say, Yale posted a back behind the
line whose duty it was, not to tackle
Ellis, but to drive his outpointed fin
gers into Shirley's eyes as he broke
through. Ellis recuperated in the hos
pital. Some of these "inside" stories
of football make a better argument
against the game than the protests of
the outsiders.
A lecturer in Des Moines says that
the reason boys between the ages of
13 and 18 years don't attend Sunday
school is because the teachers, as a
rule, are women. The teachers in the
public schools in the great majority
of cases are women, yet this fact, does
not seem to drive the boys away. It
is more reasonable to believe that the
reason boys do not attend Sunday
school is because their parents do not
make an effort to see that the boy's
moral training keeps pace with his
mental training.
From a report on the consumption
of beans in Boston in 1908 a Bostonese
with a liking for statistics figures it
out that on the basis of 000,000 popu
lation an average of thirty-seven
quarts to the .ndividual was consumed
last year. Going further, he figures
that taking the average' height of a
Bostonian as five feet six inches and
the height of a beanpot as ten inches,
a Bostonian in a year eats more than
two and five-sevenths times his own
height in baked beans and more than
his own weight.
For the following, credit is due to
the man who said it first, he only
signed his initials:
She—"If a man loves his wife as
much as she loves him, he will stop
wasting his money on cigars jf she
asks him."
He—"Yes but if his wife loves him
as much as she ought to love a man
who loves her enough lo stop it if
she asks him, she won't ask him."
Some physician asserts that we
should adopt the old custom of the
Romans of reclining at our meals. He
says we should- take our breakfast in
bed and then lie on a couch, at our
other meals, eating leisurely. The
trouble with this system is that we
might have to do some more lying
when we got down to work a couple
of hours late.
A New York department store man
ager says the lowly sock is the best
business barometer. If times are hard
the socks are darned and the sale-of
darning cotton increases. If times are
good the American woman will not
darn socks but. buys new ones, and,
consequently the sale, of darning cot
ton falls off. A darned reasonable
The Council Bluffs Nonpareil says
that Roosevelt's career is a striking
example of the fact that by proper ap
plication one may achieve the pres
idency- and, under favorable condi
tions, may ultimately become an
A Chicago judge overruled the con
tention that when the roof was blown
off a building and injured a woman it
was "an act of God," and awarded the
woman damages. An act of man 'n
properly nailing down the roof he held
would have prevented the accident.
Heard About the Streets
In lieu of a good dog, they took a
stout young man, whose duty was to
carry the game. Did he carry the
game? He did. Did he enjoy the trip?
Well, er, you see—Is he going on the
next hunting trip? Oh, surest thing
if he can buy, borrow or steal a gun,
but not if he has to carry the game.
Never again for him. Why not? Well,
it is like this He supposed there
would be no game, or at least but a
little, and lie guessed wrong, for the
burlap bag in which the quail, rabbit
and opossum were carr.j totaled
when weighed just a trifle over sixty
degrees avoirdupois. Not much to tote
across the load, but something awful
to play vehicle for to the tune.of five
miles, and those milea largely over
Monkey mountain between Bloomfleld
and Moulton.
The quartet, for there were four of
them, left Ottumwa a few days ago
for their lay in the woods. Three of
them carried the needful guns and
cartridges, while the fourth, well, he
just carried a plain gunnysack or bur
lap bag, a.id twitted the trio about
the game he was to carry. He was per
mltted, that's the word, permitted to
go along because he wanted to carry
the game. This was considered a joke
by the young man, who, by the way,
was a well 'milt youth weighing near
ly 200 pounds, and the pink of robust
young American health. That was, be
fore the hunting trip. Now he is some
what lighte." in weight and a haggard
expression overspreads his usually
smiling co'titenance.
The nlmrods left, over the Wabash
for a small town somewhat more than
a score of miles to the south of this
city, and leaving the train a tramp into
the thickets was begun. Two of the
party had visited these parts before
and were -icquainted with the geo
graphical conditions as well as the
game conditions likely to prevail. Now
the game toter wonders if they really
are his friends. Hills and hollows were
traversed in the search for the eiusive
bunny and the more deceptive Bob
White. The good natured one, he of
the gunnysack, called the attention of
the Irish setter, to the darky's de
light, an opossum, which was sum
marily bagged, and- ere the hunt
ceased twenty-seven bunnies and fif
teen quail were thrown Into the gunny
sack to keep company with the opos
It is said by members of the party
that the carrying of the game proved
such an effort that surroundings were
lost sigh* of and he with the. sack
passed -over a. hridge in his efforts to
reach town and the railway station
ahd then, when bringing up with the
nimrods, asked where tiie bridge was
located. No hard feelings are left as
scars of tlio trip to mar its joyful
memories to the members of the quar
tet. for the opossum found its way
to the game carrier, who declares that,
the next tl'ie lie goes hunting he will
take a gun and willingly carry his
share of the kill.
Foster's Weather Bulletin
Copyrighted, 1908, by •. ?. Foster
Washington, D. C., Nov 21. Last
bulletin gave forecasts of disturbance
to cross continent 17 to 21, warm
wave 16 to .i0, cool wave 19 to 23. This
disturbance was expected to cause
rough weather from start to finish
with an average of lower tempera
tures. My forecasts for November
have been remarkably correct for all
sections of the continent.
Next disturbance will reach Pacific
oast about the 23d, cross Pacific
slope by close of 24, great central val
leys 25 to 27, eastern states 28. Warm
wave will cross Pacific slope about
23, great central valleys 25, eastern
statess 27. Cool wave will cross Pa
cific slope about 28, great central val
leys 28, eastern states 30.
Temperatures of this disturbance
will average lower than usual and it
Will be a rough winter storm
throughout its passage from the Pa
cific^ to the Atlantic. In northern
states snow fH'rries will accompany
the disturbance and foggy, drizzly
rains in the south.
If we keep in mind that tempera
tures when put on paper, make
crooked line, we may see November
starting in cn the normal, falling far
below aboh'„ 3, going far above about
10. then down again to a low point,
about 14. then up to normal about 19.
another far down about 22, then above
normal about 26. followed by a little
below on 2S and away up on 31.
These date-, are all £or meridian 90.
which is about the general north and
south line tt the Mississippi river and
you must count a day or two later for
east of that line and a day or two^ar
Her for we it of it.
Next, bulletin will tell you all about
the winter storms and weather of De
Sun and Weather.
Our sun is a. great central body
with eight great planets, more than
400 smaller ones and an immense
direction that the latter turns on its
flock of promiscuous, untamed comett
axi" We can see by aid of the tele
scopes that our sun's surface is. at
times, greatly disturbed as though
great storms were whirling its clouds,
causing mountainous formations on
r.ome parts similar to our thunder-head
•cumulus clouds, and on other parts
great holes or depressions like our
spots of clear skies.
ThereJs. as all agree, some relation
between these sun storms and our
earth'weather.'The question among
scientists is as to where the original
cause is located. A vast majority of
scientists declare that the cause is in
the sun and that it pulsates, throwing
out those throbs that, cause the irreg
ular changes in our magnetic and
weather changes.
A few of us sav fhat it Is the
changing positions of the bodies that
move around the sun which cause
those changes. It is of the utmost Im
portance that this question be settled
for a genera! progress in meteorology
cannot, come until it is settled. If the
cause had its seat in the sun the re
sult. would be regular pulsations. As
these pulsiilons are as unregiilar aa
possible, I iiokl that it comes from the
changing positions of outside bodies,
the planets.
Albia—The marriage of Captain A.
J. Sprong, of Portland, Oregon, and
Miss Mary M. Clodfelter, of the same
city, was solemnized In this city Wed
nesday afternoon at the home of Hon.
sfod Mrs. D. H. Scott, Mrs. Sprong be
ing a niece of the couple. Captain
Sprong is one of the best known men
In the western city, and. has won a
lovely bride. She was formerly a res
ident of this community and left here
several months ago and went to Port
land, and has been making her home
in that city.
Hocking Coal Company Busy.
The Hocking Coal Company have
completed a shaft which will be known
hereafter as Hocking No.' 4. It was
necessary to go to a depth of 217 feet
B. R. Prather For Saving Property
From Burning is Rewarded
—Made Prisoner Carry
Water in Hat.
A little slip of paper yellowed with
cge and in appearance resembling an
ordinary receipt, is valued as a relic,
and is in the possession of Mrs.
Hettie A. Carlos, wife of Michael
Carlos, 605 Ellis avenue. Tho payer
would be worthless but for the purpose
for which it \va3 issued and the time
it was made out. It is a life time
passage over the Burlington and Mis-,
souri River railroad from Fairfield to
Afton, the latter point being t.ne
western terminal of the road at the
time the pass was issued.
Perkins Countersigns.
One of the historic values of the
transportation lies in the style of its
makeup as compared with railroad
passes issued today. Those of the
present time are as well guarded in
their manufacture with regard to
counterfeiting as is llncle Sam's cur
rency. The old pass in the possession
of Mrs. Carlos, however, is but a slip
of ordinary white paper, a trifle smal
ler than the ordinary post card. It
bears the date of issuance as Decem
ber 6, 1869 and is coutersigned by
the late C. E. Perkin. then general
superintendent and later made pres
ident of the road which position he
held through most of the development
of the line from the B. &. M. R. lo the
C. B. & Q., and afterwards until his
death several months ago.
Form Fire Brigade
This old paper has a unique his
tory, having been issued as a recom
pense to the late B. R. Prather, lath
er of Mrs. Carlos, for saving a water
tank and trestle from burning at
Fairiield on the line of the old Burling
ton and Missouri railroad. The pass
Is inscribed with a short history of
the cause of its issuance. Mr. Prath
er at the time of the fire was deputy
sheriff of Jefferson county and was
bringing a prisoner from the country
outside of Fairfield, to the jail when'
he discovered the fire. He immediate
ly made himself chief of an improvised
fire brigade and with the prisoner as
his company they began a fight upon
the flames which were then spread
ing to the trestle and the track gen
Flags the Train.
Using their hal.s for buckets, officer
and prisoner hastened lo the creek
spanned by the burning bridge, and
throwing the water upon the flames
worked like trojans io stem the force
of the fire. They realized the futility
of their efforts if help did not soon ar
rive and their hopes for aid were not
in vain. Soon the tool of an engine
whistle was heard in the distance,
and running a few hundred yards
toward the coming train, Pvallier with
his prisoner close lo him flagged the
train and brought it to a stop.
Put Out the Fire.
On the train there happened to be a
number of the officials of the road
who demanded the reason for stop
ping the train and were told by
Prather of the fire, "You cannot cross
the trestle as it is on fire," said he,
"the water tank is badly burned al
ready and immediate help will have
to be given if you save either. I am
the deputy sheriff and have a prisoner
with me that I was taking lo the jail
at Fairfield when I .discavered the
fire." Needless to say nothing furth
er in explanation was necessary. The
engine was run along side the burn
ing structures and quantities of water
were pun.' "d into the flames by the
locomotivi saving the water tank
and bridge both from destruction.
Not forgetful of the services of Mr.
Prather, he and his prisoner were
taken aboard the train and carried to
Fairfield. Shortly afterward the pass
in the pospession of Mrs. Carlos, was
issued to her father.
Passes Down to Daughter.
At the death of Mr. Prather a few
years later at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Carlos who at that time lived
at Fairfield, the transportation passed
into the hands of Mrs. Carlos. Some
months ago G. K. Stewart, superin
tendent of the Burlington division for
the Burlington railroad, secured the
pass from Mr. Carlos to show to
some of the officials of the
road who were associated with the
line in the old days. The value of
the relic of thirty-nine years ago,
came pretty nearly losing the pass
for Mr. Carlos and eight, months
elapsed before it was returned to him.
The son of the late C. E. Perkins
valued the relic so highly that he
wanted to obtain it if possible as a
curiosity and Mr. Carlos was offered
by the officials of the Burlington, an
annual pass if he would surrender the
old transportation. "Its over the
fence with them," said the genial
Mike as he folded the relic into his
pocketbook and winked slyly. "I like
curiosities myself."
to find the coal but an excellent vein
was struck at that depth. The com
pany will now proceed with the rapid
development of the mine and expect It
to le one of the best they havo had
in this field. The store building which
was recently destroyed by fire Is be
ing repaired for occupancy again, with
a building that is 4arger and better in
every way than the former structure.
The carpenters are now at work on
the new structure and they expect to
have It ready for use before the first
of the year.
Other Albia News.
Tile work of paving East Benton
aveuue in this city is being'pushed Just
BER 6, 1869.
Des Moines, Nov. 21.—(Special)
Harry B. Ridgeley, president of the
Rid'geley Mercantile company has
been nicknamed the Santa Clans of
Iowa, When the recent cold weather
camp catching many of the city's prtor
without food and shelter, Ridgeley
opened his clothing establishment here
in the city and invited the poor to fit
themselves out in warm clothing.
The dlistribution was made through
the Iowa Humajie society and consist
ed of nearly $2,000 worth of caps, mit
tens, suits and warm underclothing.
The donation is the largest ever re
ceived by the Iowa Humane society.
as rapidly as mnn can be secured to do
the work.
Wallace Cousins, of Ohio, Is in the
city oil a visit to his cousin, William
A telegram was received in Albia
stating the death of B. G. McCreery at
Ids home in Klnslev, Kan. He w:is a
brother of .7. L. McCreery. of this city.
J. S. Beckman formerly of Avery,
wherp he bad inploymcnt. as book
keener in the offices of the Smoky
Hollow Coal Co.. was elected represen
tative nt (loldtleld, Colo., at tiie recent
election. "Hick" as he was familiarly
known has many friends in the coun
ty among' all political parties and they
will congratulate him on the showing
he luis made in the west.
Lucious Oaks departed with his fam
ily thil week for Law ton. Uklu., where
be expects to make his residence,
S. H. Pierce of Lucas, was in Albia
tills week looking over the field with
the view of locating a factory for the
manufacture of rails in the city. He
is at the bead of a large' concern and
they want: a location in a western city.
Albia appeals to them from the fact
of its excellent railway facilities and
abundant supply of good coal at a
cheap price.
Thomas Smith hat- sold his property
in the east part of the cfty. to Charles
Ferguson and will leave soon for a
farm he owns. near Memphis, Mr.,
where he expects to make his home for
a eotipie of years.
Evangelist VV, A. Sunday spoke to
the employes at the packing houso
Friday noon from the text, "Why
Stand You Here All Day Idle." Mat
thew 20:(i. The management of the
plant has erected a temporary stand in
front of the men's dining room. Near
ly all the employes attended. Instead
of the regular thirty minutes, forty
minutes was given to the meeting.
Rx-railroad men who are now work
ing for J. M. & Co., can get reserved
seat tickets for the tabernacle men's
meeting at the watchman's shanty.
All young married women are in
vited to visit the new branch Y. W.
C. A. home at the' corner of Hayne
street and Iowa avenue Monday at
'2:30 o'clock for a social afternoon.
This will be an opportunity to become
acquainted with the new secretary,
Miss Lobe, and see the new rooms. All
are invited to lie present.
Larry Glenn, who has charge of the
lamps, was taken sick Friday morning
and Wks removed to his home, 1017
Plum street.
Conrad Hourihan was taken sick and
compelled to go home FYhlay morn
Herman Hormel of Austin. Minn.,
connected with the G. A. Hormel Pack
ing Co., visited his biother, Rev. W.
H. Hormel Monday.
Marguerite Peck of the canning
room, badly cut tne fingers of her
left hand Monday.
Otto Schaub of the cutting gang cut
the fingers of his right hand Monday.
Guy Nelson of the killing depart
ment is on the sick list, this week.
Fred Black of the dry salt cellar
visited with friends !n Des Moines
this week.
Government Inspector T. P. Mahon
ev was sick a few days this week.
Charles Carnes, who holds the door
at the trimming room, was on the sick
list this week.
F. L. Hudson of North English vis
ited his friends. William Moffllt and
took in the sights of the packing house
"Billy" Andrews, a former employe
in the foreign meat packing room, byt
at present a successful farmer near
Dahlonega, visited the plant Monday.
Ralph Lee of the beef killing house
severely cut the palm of his left hand
"Billy" Robinson of South Ottumwa,
an old employe of the plant, who has
been away for a long time, returned
to work in the killing department
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Edwards, F.
Wood and D. Floyd of Moulton visited
the packing house Tuesday, taking in
all the sights. They also attended the
Sunday meetings in the eveging.
F. O. Halberg, an old employe in
the foreign packing department was
at the plant Wednesday shaking hands
witn the boys.
Storekeeper George Rowlinson ought
to have good luck, Willie hunting
Tokens of Esteem Are Given immea
iately Before Sermon Last Even
in—400 Men and Families From
Plant Present.
As an open acknowledgement of
their indorsement of Rev. W. A. Sun
day and his party in the city, and the
work the revivalists are doing, as well
a*, their esteem for the leader and his
issistant, Rev. C. P. Pledger, the em
ployes of the Dain Manufacturing com
pan'v last night presented the evangel
ist, and Mr. Pledger each with a mag
nificent bouquet of chrysanthemums
and an elegant bible. The presentation
was made by Rev. E. .1. Shook, pastor
of the Willard Street. Methodist Epis
copal church immediately before
sermon of the evening by.Rev. W. A
A section of the tabernacle was re
served for the employes of the Dain
plant, and the men and their families
turned out several hundred strong.
As the big body of workers marched
in to take their seats a cheer went
up from the audience, capped by th*
O. H. S. yell given by a body of stivj
dents sitting well up toward the frontJ
As soon as the evangelist and MrJ
Pledger reached the platform and tooW
their seats, the presentation
made. fe
Rev. Shook Makes Address.
"It affords me great pleasure tn
stand here tonight and lo bear to thin
audience and Mr. Sunday and his help
ers. greetings of nearly four hundred/
men and women, boys and girls from
the Dain Manufacturing plant," Rev^
Shook said. "I like the man that
works I would be ashamed not trt
work myself. The man who workfi,
likes the meii who work, and there*
fore they like these men. They havt»
asked me to present these men withj
these tokens of esteem (presenting
the bouquets to Messrs. Sunday and
"I know' the working men love t.h«
Word of God: that is why they liked
Pledger's talk at the Dain plant th«
other day: that, is why they liked Mr.
Sunday's talk at the Dain the other
day. The Word of God that comfort^
a man when he Is tired, conslea
man when he is iu sorrow, tells him
about heaven when his children die
and his wife dies, and tells him about
the world to come and Immortality
through Jesus Christ when he is at
death's door. And they like Mr. Sun
day because he preaches the Bib1?
and because he believes the Book, not
simply as a hook that came out of
some great man's mind, but as the
book that tedclies that God Almighty
gave to this world and has kept all
these ages and will keep alive through
all the ages to come, and I suppose in
all the ceaseless ages of eternity.
(Therefore they have presented Mr.
Sunday an 1 Mr. Pledger as a further
token of their esteem and appreciation
of the Word of God, a splendid, up-to
date, indexed, red-letter Holeman'3
teachers' Bible.
Sunday Responds.
With his bouquet in one hand and
the bible in the other, Mr. Sunday
stepped to the front and responded)
with few brief remarks, expressing
his appreciation of the gifts. Mr.
Pledger did likewise, and the services
of the' evening were continued, thf?
evangelist, reading his text from thai
new bible just given him.
Friday, Nov. Ill, he secured the right
hind foot, of a coon In a graveyard at
•lohn Van Gent, an old C. B. & Q.
engineer, who run big 318 before 1.h*j
days of "pools." and his friend Fran
Rice of the M'llwauke took In th
sights at the packing platnt WednesV
L. Mover, an employe of ,T. M. & Co.
Is off duty this week suffering fromi
lilood poisoning.
Frank Caughlin of the pig foot gang,I
who underwent, an operation at the'
hospital Tuesday is improving.
Ed Mussleman of the packing roomj
who was operated on last Monday j#:
steadily improving.
Mrs. James Kline of the trimming,
room is off duty this ^ek suffering
from erysipelas in her face.
Harry Ryan, wbo runs the elevator,
fin the lard refinery has returned to
work after being off duty a short time
on account of illness.
P. O. Bryan, caretaker of building
"O," was called home Tuesday by a'
message announcing the death of his'
Mrs. Nettle Bailey has been appoint
ed janitress of.the new branch of the
Y. W. C. A.
George Twedell of the G. A. Hormel
Packing Co.. at Austin, Minn., was In
the city Tuesday visiting the plant
and attending the Sunday meetings.
James Treneman, who stepped on
nail recently has been compelled to be
off duty for a short time as a result
of the injury.
G. L. Blundel), head timekeeper, re
ceived a. message last Thursday of the
death of Askenay K. Reese, an old em
ploye in the foreign packing room and
later foreman of the roustabout gang.:
Mr. Reese served.on the police fore*'
a few months in the year 1888 and left'
the service of J. M. & Co. at the same
time Thomas Swords resigned the su-.
perintendency of J. M. & Co. plant. Mr.'
Reese was a charter member of th»
East-End Presbyterian church when
-he left this city. His death cast a
feeling of gloom over his many old
friends now in the service of J. M. ft
Cedar Rapids Man Suicide.
Cedar Rapids, Nov. 21.—(Special)—
Victor Nelson, an employe of the Oat
meal Mill shot and killed himself. Ha
h^ta bct-ii acting queer of late,

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