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TUESDAY, August 17, 1909«
f" SEPT. 15-16-17
vi/inn Aug 16.—The annual reun-
ion of
?he Big-4 Old Soldiers Old Set
tlers and Railroad Officials and E
ifeyployes at the Big-4 Fa grou
*4? don. Sept. 15. 16 and 17,
K?.one of the best over held. II
flowing program In skeleton will be
iffe tarried out In full:
M& crirat Day, Sept. 16.
|m 1-20 p. m.—Assemble at big te_nt.
®sS* Music by Veteran Drum corps.
Prayer by chaplain. wank
Address of welcome by Fran
S^ShSonSTby°fSena0tor Elerick, of
^%JBr,,0rly'.ome prominent
Sf the5 day and camp fire at night under
their supervision.
0 ??30-Music by Veteran Drum corps
Iftsssand concert hand.
fr throughout the entire three days.
ysztz Second Day, Sept, 16.
9 j,o—Music by Veteran Drum
m.—Experiences given by old
cmiHiprfl and settlers.
1:30—-M usic by Veteran Drum
corps and concert band.
Prayer by chaplain.
Vocal music.
Address by prominent speaker.
7-30—Music by bands.
sand settlers.
W Third Day, Sept. 17.
This dav will be devoted to agen
ial meeting of everybody and home
go—Each organization will hold
its business meetings.
fc Dinner.
fc 1 30—Music by bands.
Prayer by chaplain.
Dan Hamilton, E. E. Rominger, Rev.
& Drcutt. and many others.
and Pocahontas Hold An
nual Street Carnivals
8' Humboldt, Aug. 16.—Humboldt and
jM Pocahontas were in gala dress Satur
ssf dav the occasion being the first of the
Sltwo days' street fair and carnival
I? which both towns held Friday and
continued Saturday. At Pochahon
mff tas the dav was devoted more to tne
& national game. than to the usual car
afe nival feature-, a tournament of two
0 davs duration beginning.
pH Humboldt had- the conventional bal
P",' loen ascension, "our ball games, and
many other events of interest. Judge
ooyle deliver i.d the opening ad
Many Fort Dodge people drove to
Humboldt this afternoon and more are
planning to go up in the cool of the
evening'to participate in Humboldt
Woman Whose Husband Fishes
Starts Carp Canning
Stratford, la., Aug. 16.—Hidden in
the brush near the east end of the
Webster county wagon bridge that
crosses the Des Moines river, six
miles west of that place, is an indus
try of unique character, and. accord
ing to statements of its owners and
other practical evidence, is one of no
nreagre profit. It is nothing more or
less than a carp pickling works or a
pickled carp works, as you will. Last
year Mrs. Cora Osborn placed on the
market her first consignment of
pickled carp and met with instantan
eous success. This year over 1,000
quart and pint fruit Jars have been
put up and cold, and the end is not
Mr. Osborn catches the carp with
trot lines and his wife does the rest.
The process is simple ant! the pro
duct elevates the hitherto obnoxious
cam to a higher standard of useful
ness. Huge vats of boiling water
await the thoroughly cleaned fish, in
to which they are soused several
times, then laid on long tables and
chopnen Into steaks a quarter of an
inch thick. These are quickly packed
into glass fruit Jars, hot spiced vin
egar is poured into each filled jar
and the lid screwed on. The jars are
then placed in rows in a large spring
house and are ready for service any
timo after being cooled.
The vinegar neutralizes the bonos
and renders them the same as canned
salmon and the flavor, is much the
same'. Carp are the only fish canned
by the Osborns with a rare exception
of buffalo in the spring and fall.
Oskaloosa Clijb Endorses New Plans.
Oskaloosa, Aug. 16.—The Oskaloosa
Commercial club at a special meeting
endorsed the plans of Messrs.
Wodehouse and Stubhar for
the construction of an interur
ban'from Oskaloosa to Tama, men
tioned elsewhere, and will co-operate
with the engineers in furthering the
enterprise. This line has long been
•under contemplation, and is a most
desirable thing to secure. The oppor-
pp||] 'Tnuwrn,,-,
Addresses by prominent Speakers.
7-30—Red hot camp fires.
The following speakers have been
"'Invited: Gov. Carroll, Nate Kendall,
1»www«i Hr.Tre-vwT®
Keosauqua, Aug. 14.—(Special.)—
The program for the dedication of the
new A. M. E. church Sunday, August
15, is as follows:
Morning Service, 10.45 a. m.
Dedicatory service—Presiding Elder
L. J. Phillips.
Organ voluntary.
"Holy, Holy, Holy"—Choir.
Prayer—Rev. B. E. Hubbard.
Scripture reading.
Sermon—Presiding Elder Phillips.
Song—Male quartet.
Afternoon Service.
3:00 p. m. in court house grove.
Organ voluntary.
Invocation—Rev. Jackson.
Address—Rev. Chas. E. Perkins,
pastor Congregational church.
Address—Rev. Thome, pastor of the
M. E. church.
Address—Dr. E. E. Sherman.
Presiding Elder—Rev. L. J. Phillips.
Pastor—Rev. G. W. Mapes.
Trustees—John Johnson, John H.
Buckner, Joshua Johnson.
tunity seems ripe and all encourage
ment possible should be given the
men who have revived the enterprise.
The gentlemen will go to work at
once and push the enterprise. The
people north are enthusiastic. It cer
tainly opens up a section of country
north from Oskaloosa that badly
needs railway service.
Cedar Rapids Man Heads Association
Which Will Hold Mammoth
Show at Chicago.
Cedar Rapids, Aug, 16.—A special
dispatch from Niagara Falls says:
At the national convention of poul
trymen of America, the Great Mid
West Poultry association was organ
lied to hold a poultry show at Chicago
Dec. 7-12, 1909. Officers for the ensu
ing year were elected as follows:
President—E. E. Richards, Cedar
First Vice President—E. A. Sibley,
South Bend, Ind.
Second Vice President—E. Keller
strass, Kansas City, Mo.
Third Vice President—Geo. H. Rudy
Mattoon, 111.
Secretary-treasurer—Theo. Hewes,
Indianapolis, Ind.
Superintendent—Henry Dibble, In
dianapolis, Ind.
The executive board to consist of
the president, secretary and C. S.
Byers, Hazelrlg, Ind. J. C. Dlnsmore,
Kramer, Ind. C. C. Coulter, Frank
fort, Ind. Frank C. Hare, Quincy, 111.
It Is confidently expected to hold one
of the largest shows in America.
Harvest Home Excursion in October
Northwestern Railroal Will
Ames, Aug. 16.—The State college
at Ames has succeeded in securing the
co-operation of the Northwestern rail
road again for restoration of the An
nual Harvest Home excursion to the
college. President Storms and Presi
dent Curtlss having had a conference
with President Hughltt of the North
western with this object In view. Fri
day and Saturday, October 1st and 2d,
have been selected as the dates. The
Northwestern promises every effort
posslblb in the way of advertising,
special trains and favorable rates,
and the college will have a program
and exhibit that will prove og great In
terest to all visitors.
The people of the state have often
expressed regret at the suspension of
these annual excursions to the State
college and doubtless the restoration*,
of this annual harvest home on the
campus will be welcomed by a large
Since the1 last Harvest Home excur
sion, three years ago, the fine new
Central hall has been completed and
the new Hall of Agriculture building,
making together two of the finest col
lege buildings In the world. Besides
these two new buildings an engineer
ing annex and shop have been added
to the equipment of the engineering
division of the college. Extensive im
provements have been made In the
grounds. The new dairy and poultry
farm, lying one-half mile south of the
campus, will, with the equipment of
dairy herds and poultry, be an object
of great Interest.
Special facilities are promised for
transferring the people.
The college is adding very valuable
equipment in live stock and will be
able from its own herds to extend a
live stock procession around the cam
pus, showing some of the prize stock
of the middle west. Exhibits will be
made by all the college departments.
The Institution is to be congratulat
ed and the people of the state In thus
re-establishing an annual feature of
almost as wide Interest as the State
Mrs. William Prasse of Keokuk and
children are visiting Mrs. L. W. Roth.
1207 North Wapello street
Bloomfield.—Davis county has nine
ty-six country school houses and some
of the teachers*who hav.e received ap
pointments follow:
Cleveland township—Steuben, Net
tle Helsel Star, Mrs. Julia Murphy
Cammack, Miss Mattle Vorhis
Swamp Angel, Fred Murphy Put
man, Harry Smith.
Fox River Twp.—Elm Grove, Frona
Fuller Oak Grove, O. A. Paris Pella,
Gordon Davis.
Perry Twp.—-I. X. L., Olive B. Kneed
ler Kinney, Anna Baggett Center,
Florence Corrlck Benton, Zella
Soap Creek Twp.—Star, Miss Golda
McCants Livingston, Edith Harbour
Wyacondah Twp.—Hutchlngs, Golda
Dooley Jaybird, Lester York Spring
ville, Elmer Hill.
Belknap Twp.—Mrs. Addie Brown,
John Ellenberger.
Drakeville—Grant Downing, Chas.
N. Huff.
Pulaski—Mamie Conrad, Edith Mil
ler, Blanche Cassady, W. J. Lawson.
Savannah—Ethyl Brunk, Guy L.
Petti t.
Ft. Dodge Mill Resumes Operation.
Ft. Dodge, Aug. 16.—The oat meal
mill, one of Ft. Dodge's most import
ant industries, will reopen for busi
ness today, August 16, after a shut
down for a month or more, occasion
ed by the Impossibility of getting old
oats and the need to make the annual
repairs to the machinery.
New oats are now coming in from
this locality. The price paid today is
thirty-three and one-half cents a
bushel, which Manager Gates affirms
is above the market price according
to the Chicago standard.
Unequalled Low
prices prevail this week at the Hub's
Wlndup Clothing Sale. This is our
last week as the Hub Clothing store
quits forever. Now—right now. Is the
best chance you ever had of buying
furnishing goods, shoes, etc., at the
prices we have placed on our stock.
The Hub, 214 East Main street.
New Plant Completed In the West End
of Davenport and Equipped
With Machinery.
Davenport, Aug. 14.—A new indus
try that promises to revolutionize the
brick business has been started in
East Davenport and the Frahm Fuel
& Construction company are now turn
ing out building brick made of con
The new plant which as just been
installed has called fo- an expenditure
of $8,000 but It will turn out about
20,000 brick a day.
A new structure, 40 by 80 feet has
been erected and in herd the brick
making plant Is Installed. Sand and
concrete form the ingredients of the
brick and these articles are propor
hydraulic machines that turn out
chine that has been installed.
The mixture is placed in the big
tlonately mixed in a big mixing ma
bricks at the rate of about 50 a min
After the bricks are shaped they
are placed on small dinky cars and
the car is wheeled Into a big vapor
bath oven that has been erected. This
oven is heated with Bteam and the
bricks are allowed to remain inside
for 48 hours.
After the vapor bath, the bricks,
now thoroughly saturated with mois
ture, Is taken out and placed In the
big drying kilns to dry. When the
drying process is completed they are
ready for use.
The bricks are exactly the same
size as the ordinary kiln burned clay
brick, hut they are of a darker color.
They are a3 compact and solid as
All of the work is done by machin
ery and these concrete bricks are
turned out with the aid of a compara
tively few men.
in the plant has also been Installed
the hydraulic machinery for manufac
turing the big concrete blocks that are
rapidly tecomlng a factor in building
The new plant in East Davenport Is
one of the finest in the state and has
a capacity to supply a large trade.'
Home of Mrs. Caroline Rowen For
Fifty Years—Will Lead a
Retired Life.
Nashua, Aug. 14.—One of the larg
est sales of land that has been made
In this section of the country In years
was made last week when Mrs. Caro
line Rowen sold to J. J. Swinton of
Plainfield her 240 acre farm, two
miles northwest of Nashua for $80 per
acre, the total amount received being
$19,200. For over fifty years Mrs.
Rowen has made her home upon this
place and the best years of her life
have been spent in making It one of
the most beautiful country homes
there Is for miles around here. For
the past 25 years or more she has
managed the farm alone, her husband
dying at that time. Now at the age of
75 years she feels the need of rest
from all labor, and she will move to
Nashua, where she will either .buy
or build a hon»
Fay Williams, the Second Child of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Hartley, Falls
Into Bucket of Hot Water.
Sigourney, Aug. 14.—The little son
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hartley, liv
ing in the country near here, succumb
ed to the burns which it received Mon
day, August 2.
The little boy, aged one year, ten
months andVeight days, was at home
with his mother and asked for a
cracker. The mother stopped her work
of washing, leaving a bucket of water
on the floor, and turned to a cupboard
and got out a cracker. She gave It to
the baby and was In the act of putting
the Jar back when she heard a splash
and looked around and found her lit
tle boy In the boiling water.
The baby was badly scalded and
medical attention was summoned Im
mediately, but the little one could
not be saved, and after suffering un
til Sunday morning, he passed away.
Rev. Houghton conducted the fu
neral service. The sympathy of many
friends was shown by the large gath
ering of people at the residence where
the funeral services were held, and by
the unbroken attendance of the same
at the Pennington cemetery where the
remains were laid to rest.
The very slncerest sympathy of all
go out to these young people in their
great sorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cheney, Mrs. M.
J. Halre, Dr. Seymour and Others
to Circle the Globe.
Ft. Dodge, Aug. 14.—A trip around
the world has been arrj.ng'ed and the
passage for s.xmo securef by Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Chonev, Mrs. M. J. Halre
and Dr. F. Seymour of .his city, and
Mr. and Mrs. MpnuliMng of Sioux City
and Mrs. Dr. Smor.Ko of Des Moines.
The party will leave In time to sail
from San Francisco on February 5th,
next, and will comnletely circle the
globe, landing on tho return at New
A Former Resident of Blakesburg
Passes Away at Seattle at Ripe
Old Age.
Blakesburg, Aug. 14—Relatives havf
just been apprised of the death of Mrs
Mary Cramer at Seattle, Wash. The
deceased was a sister of Frank Wil
liamson and will be remembered by
many of the ofcder citizens, she hav
ing been a school teacher of much
prominence in an early day, teaching
school in Wapello, Davis, Monroe and
Appanoose counties. Mary Williamson
was born on the old Williamson home
stead south of town November 30,
1842, and about thirty years ago she
went to Colorado, where she taught
school and later was married to a Mr.
Cramer, who died about five years
ago. Mrs. Cramer was one of the most
useful women this community ever
reared and her passing away Is a sad
blow to her relatives and her friends
who are yet living. Her kind deedB
will stand as a monument to her mem
Thrc Year-Old Girl at Exira is
Killed in Peculiar Acldent by
Being strangled in Swing.
Exira. Aug. 14.—A 3-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. an Mrs. George Neff. re
*lrtlni» nine miles cast of here, was
killed In a Rwlng In a peculiar man
ner. She was hanged and either los'
her life by strangulation or shock.
The latter Is believed to have been
the cause as tho child's mother was
soon cn tho scene of tho accident. Th
'lead child and an older sister wer*
"laving about two wings In the repr
of the home. The swin*r whi^h
"P .'or+vrin tn /••MM
get into was too high from the ground
for her to reach, and she placed
chunk of wood under the seat to on
tie her to reach it. The piece e'
wood slipped and oho fell backward
her neck ca^chlnn: in a loon of th'
rope, suspending her in midair. The
trlrl's father was in a hospital at At
lantic where he recently had a lee
amputated, but he 'ns'sted on* belli
taken home for the funeral.
Percy Van Ncstrand Chosen 8ecoro
Lieutenant Ove'r Lou E.
Iowa City, Aug. 14.—The fourth
elect'.on for second lieutenant in Com
nany I resulted In the choice of Pere
Van No3trand, who received 26 voto's
to 8 cast for Lou E. Clark. At the last
election, held some weeks ago, Clark
had a majority of one over Van Nos
trand. but the election was declared
void because the officers voted.
Mr. and Mrs. 8chnoebelen do Not Be
lieve in Race Suicide and Don't
Fear "Thirteen."
Iowa City, Aug. 14.—The family of
fifteen from Riverside, who were In
Iowa City to have a group photograph
taken, have returned home. Mr. and
Mrs. Schnoebelen have a truly Roose
veltlan family, and this is made mani
fest nowhere better than on the regis
ter of the St. James, where almost a
page Is devoted to them.
All signed their names except the
youngest child, aged thi'ee.
Following is the list as it appears:
J. N. Schnoebelen, Llnas Schnoe
belen, Hubert J. Schnoebelen, Guy
Schnoebelen, Louis Schnoebelen, Os
wald Schnoebelen, Mello Schnoebelen,
Urban Schnoebelen. Mrs. J. N. Schnoe
belen, Sella Schnoebelen, Hilda
Schnoebelen, Bernadette Schnoebelen,
Vlridiana Schnoebelen, Rita Schnoe
New Jersey Teacher at Parsons.
Fairfield, Aug. 14.—(Special.)—Miss
Marjorie Kneeland of Point Pleasant,
N. J., has been chosen as director of
the normal department of the Parsons
college conservatory, and will assume
h*r new duties with the opening of
school next month. Miss Kneeland will
take the place of Miss Florence Avery,
who has received a leave of absence
to permit her to study in Leipslc, Ger
many. Miss Kneeland is a graduate of
the New England Conservatory of Mu
sic and Is believed to be well qualified
as a music teacher. MIbs Kneeland
will teach piano and theory and will
be the director of the normal depart
Iowa City Sokols Complete Arrange
ment for Their Admisslan to
National Body.
Iowa City, Aug. 14.—The Iowa City
Sokols,. or Bohemian Turners, will be
come affiliate'" with the national or
ganization of Sokols on the evening of
August 21, and active preparations for
that event are going on within the
ranks of the society.
Hardware Men Have Picnic.
Mason City, Aug. 14.—Hardware
men and their families and traveling
salesmen for hardware firms have ar
rived in the citv f'-om all ove' Iowa
the sixth annual hardware men's pic
nic! in this city ?.nd Clear Lake Thurs
day and Fjldry. The hall game sched
uled for Thursdav afternoon was post
poned on account of the rain and 't
was played yesterday at Clear Lake.
Tho vcat'.'cr, ho'vover, did not deter
the picnickers from having a great
timo at the reception yiven hv the
Martin Mi.nu?n.c.ti:r!ns: company.
Hit by Child Labor Law.
Des Moines, Aug. 14.—S. A. Orms
by's laundry at Waterloo is the first
Institution to fall victim of the new
Iowa child labor law. Deputy Labor
Commissioner Van Vleck has filed in
formation charging them with having
In their employ a boy only 12 years of
age. This Is the first prosecution
started under the new law, which It Is
the intention of State Labor Commis
sioner Van Duyn to enforce to the
letter. County Attorney Hoeve of
Black Hawk county will prosecute the
case against the laundry.
May Circulate Petition.
Muscatine, Aug. 14.—The year Is
now up during which no petition of
consent for the sale of intoxicating
liquors can be circulated In Muscatine
and there Is considerable conjecture
as to whether another petition will be
circulated. The general opinion ap
pears to prevail, however, that no peti
tion will be circulated for some time
anyway, as there appears to be little
change In sentiment since the last
petition was thrown out.
Mills, Pottawattamie and Fremont
County Organizations
Aug. 25.
Glenwood, Aug. 14.—The old set
tlers of Pottawattamie. Mills and Fre
mont counties will hold their reunion
at the park in Glenwood on the twen
ty-fifth of August. They have arranged
the following program:
Address of welcome. Mayor Plimp
ton response, Hon. Frank Shlnn of
Carson address, Hon. John Y. Stone
of Glenwood address. Judge H. 13
Deemer of Sidney.
There will be a chorus that will sing
the old time songs and the band will
play the old time pieces.
Everybody Is cordially invited and
will be well entertained, well fed and
plenty of ice water to drink.
Sixty Machines From Capital City
and Other Cities to Make Trip
to Clear Lake.
Mason City, Aug. 14.—The Iowa
Automobile club, composed of flftv
two auto owners of Des Moines, to
gether with two dozen other auto
owners of Des Moines, took a pleasure
trip to Clear Lake yesterday. The
party will be the largst ever given
in Iowa by automobile owners.
The club members left the Savery
hotel at 7 o'cloqjt in the momiijig of
Last Week on Earth
We mean our last week as The HutL
Clothing Store. Positively going out of
business this week. Everything in the
store selling at ridiculously
N. L. Martin, of Centerville, Iowa,
takes the building next Monday.
Pay a Profit
Shoes, etc.s when you can get this mer
chandise at Profitless Prices.
214 East Main Street. S. Graham.
Friday, August 13. The party stopped
at. Iowa Falls for dinner and were
in Clear I^ike for Biipper, the guests
of the Clear Lake club.
The autoists will return to Des
Moines on Sunday evening. Sixty ma
chines were in the party.
Automobile Notes.
A heavy rain through Hancock
county was the cause of tho postpone
ment of the Hancock County Automo
bile club tour. The Hancock Countv
club started Friday and tho party left
this city In time to join the Des
Moines and Mason City clubs on their
way to Clear Lake.
Brighton.—On August 13, 1908, Mr.
and Mrs. William Draper celebrated
their fiftieth wedding anniversary at
the home of their daughter, Mrs. Hul
da Raider of Brighton. Those present
were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Draper, of
Chicago J. W. Raider, of Brighton
and three children Mrs. Remps
Hampsher of Washington, Mr. and
Mrs. Max Keller of Alnsworth and
Wm. Keller of Brighton, Mr. and Mrs.
R. J. McKee and three children, Rob
ert, Martha and Ocean of Freeport.
111. Mr. and Mrs. William Mlddleton
of Topeka, Kan., Mr. and Mrs. S. C.
Draper and three children, William,
Lawrence and Olive of Clinton, 111.
and Mrs. Elizabeth Swisher, sister of
Mrs. Draper, who lives In Brighton.
A sumptuous dinner was served, at
which a purse of gold was presented
by their children as a token of their
love. The couple are 78 and 76 years
of age and were married here and have
always resided in Brighton.
Many friends called In the afternoon
to congratulate them on their mary
returns of the day. They are still In
fair health and do not look to be near
so old. They have the respect of -the
community in which they live.
Mrs. Ella Alklre has gone to Wash
ington to assist Elrod Daytons at th«
Chautauqua boarding tent.
Mrs. Angle Nlel, who has been one
of the efficient telephone girls at this
office, moved to Washington on Fri
day to work In the office there.
Little Kenneth Bldwell, who has
been laid up with a broken limb for
several weeks, is now able to sit up in
Miss Annetta Newcomer, state sec
retary of the Christian Women's Board
of Missions, spoke Sunday at 11 o'clock
at the Christian church, rrid at 3
o'clock organized an auxiliary to the
C. W. B. M. of seven members.
Fred Blackwood has returned to
his home in Indiana after a month'^
visit with his brother, John, and other
Cal Cooper is slicing the meat at
the Robertson meat market during the
absence of Mr. Day.
Myra HInshaw, who was one of the
nurses at Mt. Pleasant hospital some
years ago, has gone bac'.c to resume
her duties again.
Dick Gudgel and son, Ralph, went
to Fairfield to look up a location for
the latter, who wil. move there soon.
The Rev. Bruce w:'.l move In the
Joe Day house In a short time.
Bldwell.—A large number of people
from Ottumwa, Blakesburg, Milton,
Chlllicothe, Eddyville, Dudley, Munter
vllle and Pleasant Home attended the
funeral of the late Eunice Chlsman
Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Liddy Johnston of South Ot
tumwa Is visiting relatives here.
Harley Chlsman of Canton, Miss.,
is visiting at the C. R. Chisman home.
Paul Wilson and Mrs. Walter Winn
of Van Buren county returned home
on Furnishing Goods,
Fitted. Ottumwa, la.
to li «. m_ to p. m.
•^iinilaya. 8 to IS BL m.. I to (t m.
Wednesday after a brief visit here'js^
with relatives. w*%,
Mr. and Mrs. Vactor Wilson of Mil-
ton are visiting relatives here.-*-..*.
Bean Rldtre.—iJ.es Edna Adcock ot
Bear Creek tpent a fuw days last
week with her .rlend. Miss Ella Ai
Bessie, Hazel, Charlie and Wlllia
Harach spent Sunday at tho home ol
their uncle, Henry Harsch.
Miss Bessie Cohagan of Blakesburg
Is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Lyman Co
Miss Imo Bromwell of near Blakea
burg vhited Tuesday with her friend,
Miso Maud Harsch.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs,1
Chas. Randall Is very sick.
Little MIhb Dorothy Rater spent A
few da this week at the home of he*
grandmother, Mrs. Bridget Curry.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Rhodes and lit
tie son of South Ottumwi spent Suuj
day at the parental Prescott home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Avnold, Mrs. L.
E. Blvin and Mrs. White attended tho
funeral of ivllsa Eunice Chlsman of
Bldwell Tuesday.
It seems that old Jupiter Pluvlui
has totally deserted this region, tot
according to the report book cl
Weather Observer Charles W. Sloan
at Fire Station No. 1, and the general
appearance of the corn and other out
of doors vegetation, Ottumwa has not
had a single drop of rain since July
28. Nineteen long days under .a blaz
ing hot sun, without a single drop to
liven up their parched leaves, the corn
is at present In considerable danger
from the drought. There has been no
great rain since July 10, when .65 of
an Inch fell. Since that time three
small rains have occurred that did
very little good. July 21 .05 of an
Inch was all the precipitation, July 25
It totaled .15 and the last rain, July
28, amounted to .10 of an inch.
A few days ago the farmers wero
taking a very optimistic view of thing!
In general, the sun having done the
crops so much-good, but they were ex
pectlng a sousing rain to follow lmme
dlately. That expected heavy showei
has not put In its appearance yet,
and If it does not arrive mighty aoon
it will be too late.
Mountain Climbers Dead.
Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 16.—T. F. Cal
laghan of West Seattle and Joseph W,
Stevens of Trenton, N. J., are believed
to have lost their lives while endeav
orlng to ascend Mt Tacoma. Today
rescue party found the alpine staffi
and packs of tho lost men ten fe«(
from the crater.

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