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l&7^• PW THUR8DAY, November 18, 1909.- Tri-Weekly Courier. BY .HE COURIER PRINTING CO. Founde:! August 8, 184&. r\' lumbar of the Lee Newspaper Syndicate. A- W. LEEi .President 5" F- 1 POWELL publisher K. DOUGHERTY. .Managing Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES. SaJ. Courier, 1 year, by mall —J.3.0® a™-"Weekly Courier. 1 year Offlce: 1X7-119 Bast Second Street Telephone (editorial or business office) No. 44 Address the Courier Printing Com pany. OlvUmwa, Iowa. Entered as second class matter October IT. 19:3. at the postofflee, Ot tamwa. Iowa, under the Act of Congress Of March S. 1879. A LEGAL REFORM NEEDED. Efforts are now being made to place the blame for the outrages at Cairo. A circuit judge says that every effort iwill be made to obtain the indictment Vf the leaders of the mob The editor lof one of the Cairo papers holds that Cairo's disgrace is not the mob, but the .conditions that made the mob pos sible. And for these conditions, he as serts, the authorities, from the judge of the circuit bench down to the sher iffs and bailiffs and the police depart ment of the city, are responsible. An Episcopal pastor from the pulpit de clared that the defiance of the law made the lynchings necessary. A Pres byterian pastor, while not justifying the acts of the mob, said that in this case it seemed the lynchings were ne |ces8ary to arouse the people. The conditions in Cairo complained 'of were that the city authorities had allowed Cairo to become a dumping Aground for the undesirable and crimi nal element all along the Mississippi river, and that there was too much delay in the administration of the laws after arrests were made. For this first cause the citizens and the officials they put into office are to blame. For the delay in the courts, however, the blame may be laid to the fact that the people are slow in demanding rem edies in the criminal procedure ol' the ,. courts, although the highest author ities admit a remedy should be ai plied. Governor Deneen of Illinois sees in the lynchines "lack of confidence in the outcome of criminal processes and a sentiment that in cases of intoler able atrocity the law's uncertainties and delays justify a recourse to mob violence." The only permanent pre ventative he sees to such cases is '"the Improvement of our criminal jurispru dence and greater certainty and celer ity In its administration." Leading authorities agree that in its effort to give the accused prisoner every chance to prove his innocence there are too many loopholes given by which he may escape punishment. Even when there Is a conviction ther» Is the right to appeal, and the highe: courts do not decide these appeal cases as promptly as they might. Finally there Is the delay occasioned by post poning the execution until a year or more after the completion of the trial, which probably has been' delayed for months after the commission of the crime. President Taft has called attention to the need of reform in legal proced ure, especially in our criminal juris prudence. The public should support him in this movement and lend the weight of its influence toward accom plishing such reforms. THE LAND HUNGER. James W. Wltten of the general land office, who has been in charge of the recent government land lotteries, has given an.interview to an eastern paper regarding these recent home stead openings. He says: We had 10,000 quarter section homesteads in our lottery on the Standing Rock lands and 81,000 people registered in person at the six places of registration, for a chance to draw. At Aberdeen, S. D.. alone no less than 55,000 registered. They came from all over the country, but mainly from Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illi nois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Everybody in all that great val ley is wild to get land—more land. They know that the supply of cheap land will soon be gone forever, and the eagerness with which every opportun ity is grasped is almost unbelievable. A very few more years and there will be no more cheap land, say nothing of homesteads. The wonder to me, in all these drawings I have been conducting, is the number of people who come from the cities. They want to get land :n order to be able to leave the citi?s. You could talk a day with the people for uJ'11' I» Hjin tnlijii illuwilyWiilliilipitiHWWtpWSP W"*pp»!p*PWWWiWli! iy i'^. ,M who came for that drawing, and con vince yourself that the cities were about to be turned InBide out, to dis tribute their millions over the face of the new west. The people are going with, plenty if money they build good homes right ut the outset they introduce fine stock and plenty of it and they are going to succeed as their predecessors could not do. One is constrained to wonder if those thousands who were drawn from the cities to try their luck in the land drawings will persist in their effort to get laud in order to leave the cities. Of course, about one-tenth of them were successful in the drawings and earned the rignt to prove up on homo steads. But how Fbout the other nine tenths? The government has plenty of land awaiting settlement that can be secured without waiting for the next lottery. This laud can be pur chased cheap. In fact there will be cheap land:: as long as there are sparsely settled commupities left in the country. Those parties who were unsuccess ful in the lotteries and are still con-, sunied with land hunger can get their hunger satisfied without much trouble. There are cheap lands and expensive lands, ail promising a good return on the investment if honest effort is ex pended. Of course, if the land seeker spent all his money in railroad faro and hotel bills while trying to win out in the government lotteries, he will ha .re to str.rt in anew and get- some more money ahead. If he was induced to take his chances in the lotteries by the element of gambling that enters into such affairs, the chances are that he wasn't as land hungry as he was chance hungry and more interested in picking a winner than in becoming a farmer. A bit of advice to all those who ear nestly hung- for land and who are in cluded in the list of those who are "go ing with plenty of money," is to start out in the country and see what kind of a dicker can be made with the farmers you meet on the way. Failing in this there are a great many real estate agents who can show you around farms that are just yearning for a real land hungry person to get work on them. A Chicago newspaper played rather a mean trick on one of its critics. A speaker who thought the newspapers liad been discriminating against him by not printing what he had to say de clared in a speech that he would eat ten copies of each newspaper that would print what he had lo say un altered. One of the papers did it and then sent a reporter around to see the critic make good his gastronomic boast. The'proposition of dividing the Ot tumwa wards into election precincts of not more than 400 voters jn order to remove the delay in counting the vote in the present top heavy wards's now before the city council. The mat ter was presented at the meeting last night in a communication' from the Commercial association and was /e ferred to the committee of the whole. It is to be hoped this matter will be given attention in plenty of time to' have the changes made before another election is infants held. Especially since the people seem to be united in insisting that the change be made. That Nevada justice of the peace who was inclined to complain because Margaret Illington's new husband only paid him $5 as a wedding fee should not be uncharitable. Perhaps Margar et's new husband feels that he will need all his spare change in support ing a former stage celebrity. A western Iowa man wants to know what a hunter gets for the $1 he pays for a hunting license. That depends some on liow good a hunter can shoot. A dance to be given at the Golf and Country club in Des Moines tonight has been called off "owing to the de plorable conditions of the roads lead ing out of the club", as one of the Des Moines papers puts it. If this thing happens ofte^i it ought to be an easy matter to get the Des Moines society crowd interested in a red hot-. good roads campaign. Readers of the Chicago Sunday pa pers wonder occasionally if nothing interesting ever happens in Europe on the Sunday paper's time. There is always a large amount of slush and piffle-filling the columns of the foreign pages, but a very small amount of real news. TJiis thing of breaking up the fur niture every time your team wins a football game is getting to be a reg ular habit. and Children. Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Colic. It relieves Teeth ing' Troubles and cures Constipation. It regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. The Children's Panacea—The Mother's Friend. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of In Use For Over 30 Years. THI OCWTAliW COMPANY. TT MUWWY BTWIT. NCW VORKOITV. 'jftrrnt* in a*! ill .rfffitvrt'i,, afi d- Bryan Expected to Make Race For Senate Washington Bureau of the Ottumwa Courier Washington, D. C., Nov. 16. Recent developments in Nebraska have made it practically certain that William J. Bryan will enter the race for United States senator and make a great fight to secure a seat in the senate. .Not only will Mr. Bryan make the race, but his chances of election, as viewed by Nebraska politicians here, are excellent. He will have a united party in his state back of him. The in dications are that the slate will be Bryan for the senate and Shallenber gcr for governor. The latter now oc cupies the governor's chair and will seek a re-election. It was announced a short time ago' that a number of Democratic poli ticians in Nebraska had come together at Lincoln and had urged Bryan to run for the senate. In the list of those present was the noted "Jim" Dalilman of Omalia. Dahlman is the champion of the liquor element in the Demo cratic party and the fact he is urging Bryan to run for the senate means, it is thought here, that the liquor element in the Democratic organization in Ne braska is willing to stand with Bryan on a county option plank. Bryan came out sometime ago for county option and it was thought then that this would drive away much sup port in his party. Now. the indica tions are that it will not weaken Mm. If the Democrats in the state unite on county option, they will have an ad vantage over the Republicans who rep resent three elements. In the first place, there are the prohibitionists, with former Governor George L. Shel don at their head. Then there are the local option supporters with W. H. Hayward at their head. Also, there is a county option element. Senator Elmer J. Burkett will run for the sen ate for another term and will have the difficult job of harmonizing these dif ferent elements, as the liquor question promises to be of much moment in the election of a senator. One report is that Burkett will run for the senate and that Sheldon will seek another term as governor. This, however, is not borne out by a recent interview in which Sheldon says he would rather make the race for the. senate than for the governorship. This means that Sheldon may jump in to the primaries as a candidate on the Republican side against Burkett. In that case, there will be a decidedly ani mated performance out in the Platte country. The friends of Senator Burkett have been casting about a good deal to find out what senatorial candidates are likely to develop on the Republican side in opopsition to Burkett. They have Representative Norris under sus picion Also, they believe that W. H. Hayward, Republican state chairman and secretary-of the-Republican nation al committee, has certain designs on the toga that are not in keeping with the l»est interests of Mr. Burkett. What the Burkett people are trying to do is to get Sheldon out of the list of senate possibilities by inducing him to run for governor, but some of his friends think he will not be drafted and will ulti mately go out in quest of Burkett's scalp. In that event, the country may see Bryan and Sheldon develop as the two leading candidates for the Nebraska senatorship. Just now, there is a question raised whether the Ore gon plan of primary adopted in Ne braska applies to United States sen ator and this may complicate matters seriously. J. C. Welliver. •••*$• STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE. HARDER THAN FARM WORK. Speaking of football the other day, Judge John G. Horner of Mount Holly, who is a warm admirer of the great college game, told a story of a farmer whose sou was on one of the big academy teams. The boy, according to the judge, was sent to college by his indulgent father, and on making the first eleven, sent word to the paternal relative to come and see him play in an important contest. The farmer complied, and for an hour sat and watched the husky youth pick up several tons of humanity and throw it all over the gridiron. The more the t:on struggled the more the father stared, and noticing the old man's rapt attention, one of the profes sors went over to him. "You seem to marvel at your son's wonderful performance," remarked the professor. "I kind o* kalkerlale thet I do," re plied the father. "You fellers down at this college hev got me beat like a bay mule pacin' again' an auLerbile." "In what way?" asked the profes sor. "Why, jos' look a I: him," returned the old'man. "all the coaxin', cussin' and drivin' that I knowed how ter do couldn't make him work as hard as thet down on tlier farm."—Philadel ph'i Telegraph. TENNESSEE'S PARDONING GOVER NOR. Wlien"Fiddling Bob" Taylor 'was three times governor of Teunessee he was kn6wn as the Pardoning Gover nor". On his rounds in Washington or in the senate chamber, he has a kindly look, and his appearance is borne out by the fact that he pardoned more men and boys, and turned them out of the penitentiary than any other governor the state ever had. An instance of his fame among hia own people because of this course of conduct is well illustrated by a story told of an old man who had been given a pardon by Taylor. The ex-convict was at a religious revival meeting in the mountains of his state, and, seat* ed far back in the church, he was be sought to go to the front and acknowl edge his allegiance to God. "You- must do it tonight." said his religious friends, who leaned over and 1 OTTUMWA COURIER were in progress, The old man was visibly affected. "God will pardon your sins," counsel ed the friend. "If he won't," sobbed the old man, "Bob Taylor will." Washington Times. GRAFTING IN CLEVELAND. County Commissioner W. F. Eirick met E. A. Binyon, secretary of the Municipal association, the other morn ing in the courthouse. "Binyon," says Eirick, "what do you think! I've just caught on to a bit ot petty graft in this county. Not only in this county but right in my own household! Can you beat that? It's a fact." Eirick bit off the end of his cigar morosely before he continued. "You see." he went on, "my wife's been al lowing the washerwoman 10 cents car fare every tim* she comes. Ami I've just found out that the washwoman lives on a 3 cent car line and has been 4 cents to the good on every one of the transactions for the last couple of years. Ever hear the like of it?"— Cleveland Plain Dealer. MUSCATINE BANK DEPOSITS. Muscatine Journal.—An interesting sidelight upon the prosperity exper ienced by all classes in Muscatine dur ing the last year is afforded by the re cently published statements of the four banking institutions of the city other than the First National bank, which is not subject to the state call. Statements of the condition of these four banks were published on Novem ber 28, 1908. Their combined depos its, as shown by those statements, were |4,C63.-.25.61. The combined i'.eposits in these four banks, as shown by the statement published last Saturday, were $5,358, 325, or a gain of almost three-quarters of a million dollars. ELDON. Eldon—Mr. and Mrs. Joe Robinson and little daughter Mary were Ottum wa visitors Friday. Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Wright made a hunting trip to Paris last weok. Elmo Ferguson, station agent at Ei don. left Friday for Chicago for a few day's visit. Miss Josephine Shelter who has been visiting relatives at North Wood, III., the past two weeks, returned home on Thursday. Miss D. Vernon left Friday on No. 2 to spend Saturday and Sunday in Fair field. Messrs. Al Steves and E. Stumps, were Ottumwa visitors Friday. Geo. Knight left Eldon for Cripple Creek, Colo., to look after his mining interests there. CHARITON. ft Chariton—Mrs. Rachel Darlington of Wooilburn, returned home Monday after., a week's visit v. itjj her sister Mrs. laurel Boss'. If you have some fruit, produce, stock, or machinery to sell before Christmas, you can sell it by advertis ing it in the Courier want ads. Write: the ad and send it in to the Courier, with one-half cent a word. As a result of the visit of the rail road commissioners to this city re cently. the C. B. & Q. railroad com pany yesterday Installed another train on the north branch road, between Chariton and Indianola. There will now be two passenger trains each way every dny, and a freight train. Hereto fore one train each way has* been a mixed train, and Mils caused so much delay frequently thnt passengers fail ed to make connections with trains on the main line and with the trains at. Indianola for Des Moines. Conductor Farrens of Ottumwa, has charge of the freight train temporarily. Mrs. Lois Norman, of Galesburg, III., is here for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Penick. and num erous friends. Mrs. C. F. Gartin left Monday for a visit with her sister Airs. Joe Brown of Corydon. .1. A. King returned Monday from a visit with relatives in Corydon. Mr. and Mrs. Lora Wliitten and lit tle daughter left. Monday for a visit in v-oortb"rn with her brother Clarence Moore and family. Mr. and Mrs. John Kinney of Lib erty township, Air. and Mrs. Jas. Kel- Ipv and Mrs. Patrick O'Grady of this city and Mrs. W. II. Stewart of White breast to%vns!iio were in Albla yester day attending the funeral of the lltt.le son of Mr. nnd Mrs. M. C. Flavey who was burned to death. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Clowser. of Mis souri. arrived last evening l'or a visit north of this city with his brothers, Ed, Miirtln and John Clowser. Mr. and Mrs. I. Assman left last rvening for a few days' visit with friends in Des Moines. Miss Elsie Fletcher, of Lacona, re turned home last evening after a few days' visit, with the Misses Eva and Amands Robertson. Mrs. May Clothier and little son of near Lucas cam" last evening for a visit at the home if her father F. M. Moncrief.' Mls«! Bertha Griffis, of Lucas, and Mrs. E. A. Gustaveson. of Rursell, vis ited friends in this city Monday. Mrs. M. L. Poueh and daughter, Mrs. E. Freeman of New Virginia, form prly of this county, returned home on Monday after a visit with relatives and old friends here. EDDYVILLE. Eddyville.—Born. Nov. 14, to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Whltsen. a son. Mrs. Whitsen is in a very dangerous condi tion. On Sunday Walter Roberts, whe lives south of town, was given a sur prise by his nele-hbors and friends. The occasion v/as in honor of his thirty-third birthday. About thirty five people were nresent. An elegent ilinner was served. All report a fine time. Mrs. Fannie Cassett went to Grinnell till:! morning to spend a few days. Pearl Hall and daughter Vera, spent Sunday in Ottumwa visiting friends. Porter Kerendon is very sick with pneumonia. If you have some fruit, produce, stock, or machinery to sell bpfore Christmas, you can sell It by advertis ing it in tho Courier want ad Write the ad and send It In to the Courier, with one-half cent a word. Nlglitwatch A. C. Black who has spent the past two weeks In St. Louis returned home Monday. He was ac- 1 whispered to him while the services 'companled by his daughter "Miss La Rue Black who will visit in Eddyville a short time. Those reported sick are Walter Hartman, Esther Vance, the sons of Albert Secrees and John Powers, Mrs. Chord and Mrs. Ollanv. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Johnson aro moving this week to their new home west of town. Joe Smith of Ottumwa spent Sun day In Eddyville with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Will Stuber of Ot tumwa came up to visit Abe Stuber and spent Sunday at the Walter Rob ert's home. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Waters are plan ning to move toaltahrdlatiahrdatiahha detained on account of the sickness of Mrs. Waters. BENTONPORT. «. Bentonsport—Mr. Fulton, depot agent of tills place has cone to Vancouver, Wash., having secured a day leave of absence. Fred Persinger of Bona parte will fill Mr. Fulton's place dur ing his absence. Mr. nnd Mrs. Walter Baker of Ot tumwa are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Musser. Glen Downing is in Eldon. the guest of her Aunt, Mrs. J. O. Murphy. Miss Grace Kemp Is at home enjoy ing a week's vacation from her school work at Fair View. Mrs. H. Murphy vho has been ser iously ill is reported as Improving. If you have some fruit, produce, stock, or machinery to sell before Christmas, you can sell it by advertis ing It in the Courier want ads. Write the ad and send it in to the Courier with one-half cent a word. Mrs. Nel] Fulton and son Edlo who are spending the winter In Keokuk came up l'or a few days' visit with friends here. Mr. and Mrs. Clint Randolph are the parents of a girl born Nov. 1. Edward Rigsby who lived south of Vernon died Saturday Nov. 13. John Downing, Jr.. of Floris visited his parents Thursday and Friday. Lynn Bruce of Des Moines was the guest of Miss Ethel Huston Tuesday and Wednesday. The L. L. C. met with Mrs. M. M. Clark on Thursday. Miss Mary Stevens was an over Sunday visitor at home. Rus Henry Is very 111 with consump tion. Dr. J. O. Murphy of Eldon was call ed here on account of the serious Ill ness ot his father-in-law. John Down ing. Sr. L. L. L. and wife are at the parental home of M,r. Campbell. HILLSBORO. Hillsboro—Mrs. S. C. Ellis and son Deane left Thursday morning for a short visit in Des Moines and Shurdan. Sirs. IT. H. Wright and two children who have been, visiting rela tives here the past week left for their home In Mt. Pleasant. Misses Meda Beckley and Ma Gracey went to Ottumwa Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Blackford return ed Wednesday from Kansas City. Kelley Van Winkle who has been operated on twii for appendicitis, was taken to the hospital for a third operation. If you have some fruit, produce, stock, or machinery to sell before Christmas, you can sell it by advertis ing it in the Courier want ads. Write the ad and send It In to the Courier with one-half cent a word. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Harlan are vis iting in Stockport for a few days. Mrs. Mary Alton returned Saturday from a week's stav in Mount Pleasant. Mrs. Amanda Cox and Miss Mary Moxley returned Thursday from an extended visit in Kansas and Okla homa. Mrs. R. i:. rtoDonald went to Fair field Saturday for a short visit. Garfield Hollowell who was acting cashier In the Savings Bank returned to Mt. Pleasant Thursday. Mrs. Jerry Moxley came home the middle of the week from a visit In Ft. M?d ison. The W. M. S. of the Baptist, church gave a program Sunday morning. Mrs. R. E. Watts wturned on Fri day from a two weeks' visit in Bona parte and vicinity. H. A. Bockoff and family have mov e.l Into the old Percival house. MOULTON. Moulton.—Mrs. John Tennant of Os kaloosa visited Mrs. .Tames Warner, Mrs. C. M. Marshall and other friends here this week. The Tennant family lived in Moulton some thirteen years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lane of Holy oke, Colorado, visited Mo. Lane's brother-in-law, M. S. Edwards, this week. August ?ost and son, Paul, werfe in Des Moines Wednesday. Born, to Dr. and Mrs Bybee on Sat urday, a daughter. Mrs. Ira Ware of Ottumwa was the guest of her cousin, Dr. Ware, Tues day. C. W. Wilson is visiting his daugh ter, Mrs. John Wooden, In Brookfleld Mo. Mrs. Mytinger of White Hall, 111., is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. George Bovard. Mrs. Wahl Mills left Tuesday even ing for Boise City, Okla., where she will remain with Mr. Mills on the farm until spring. Miss Fannie Jackson of Unionville Mo., visited her sister, MJrs. Robert Burgess, the past week. Mrs. Joe Guinn of Dean and daugh ter, Miss Lucile, have gone to Milton Oregon, on a visit. Airs. Lll Black was in Grinnell Sun day visiting her daughter. J. V. Headly of Youngstown, Mo. was here Thursday to attend the funeral of her sister, Miss Nellie Head ley. L. M. Clark left Wednesday for a business trip to Bushnell, 111. George Pulliam has returned from Sargent, Neb., where he has been visiting. I. Richardson of Charleston, Mo.. Is here on account of his father's sick' llPEtS. Miss Anna Preston, the new high school teacher lias resigned and a new teacher will take her place by Mon day. The basketball game to be played this evening between the Moulton and Milton teams, was. postponed until Nov. 20. Miss Nellie Heady died at the home of her mother in South Moulton Wed nesday morning. Deceased was 29 ftiih PRICE 60o Fred Baker and Otis Canfleld spent Wednesday in Ottumwa. Mrs. Esther Werts went to Des Moines Wednesday evening for a visit with her son Dr. C. M. Werts and family. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Marshall enter tained all the Marshalls belonging to the immediate family at a family din ner Wednesday. G. W. Rlker has been at Albia, Cen terville, Corydon and Indianola before the board of supervisors of the differ ent counties In the interests of his collapsible mould for concrete culverts. 4 CHARITON. Charlton—The ladle of the Charlton Improvement association gave a min strel entertainment at the Temple treatre Thursday evening. It was largely attended and proved highly in teresting. The ladles all acquitted themselves with great credit. The funds will be used in the improvement of the streets of Charlton. Mrs. Ralph Brant, of Udell, arrived yesterday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. Ralph Brant. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Brown who were married Wednesday at *the Presby terian manse. Rev. McCullagh officiat ing, left Friday for Red Oak and will reside on a farm near that city. Msr. C. W. Johnson of Omaha, who had been visiting in Charlton with Mrs. Will Slattengren and other friends returned home yesterday. Ben Lanning of Leon, formerly of this city, made a brief visit In Charl ton Friday with his parents Mr. and Mrs. G- W. Lanning, while on his way home from Indianapolis where he had been attending th« Winona Technical Institute. He Is foreman of the Decatur County Journal and will operate a linotype machine. N. N. Wood and daughter Iona of Cedar township. left Friday for a visit with relatives in Corydon. The Misses Flura and Lura Fight, of Derby, are visiting In this city with Miss Emma Taylor at the Frank Gar land home. Elmer Hasselqulst, deputy postmast er, returned Friday from a three weeks visit with friends in Texas. Mrs. Alma McCauley and two chil dren of Baker City, Oregon, who have been visiting here with her mother, Mrs. Nanoy Law, and old friends, left last evening for a visit with friends in Mt. Pleasant. for a visit In Marshalltown with rela tives. Miss Sadie Combs of Humeston ar rived Friday to visit friends and at- tend the dance given at the Pythian hall Friday evening. A number from this city went to Ottumwa Fridav to attend a meeting of the Mystic Shrlners. Mrs. Jennie Long of Russell, return ed home last evening after a few days' visit with her sister Mrs. Ellen Reeves. CUnt Jllilthorpe has gone to Center vllle where ho will be employed with Elmore Markley as clerk in the Con tinental. BATAVIA. I'1! '. KING OF ALL THROAT & LUNG REMEDIES DR. KING'S NEW DISCOVERY COUGH QUICKEST, SAFEST, SUREST OURED BY HALF A BOTTLE Half a bottle ot Dr. King's New Discovery cored me of the worst cold and cough I ever had.— J. R. Pitt, Rocky Mount, H. C. years old and tuberculosis was the cause of her death. Mrs. J. W. Miller has returned from visit with Des Moines friends. Joe Mishler and wife of Selma, Cal., have been visiting S. U. Zoolc and family. Jim Bolton is arranging to put steam heat, in his residence. Clyde Hough is now working at the E. Wood store again. Mrs. Downing went to Macon, Mo., Wednesday for a short visit. Rev. Newton, the Orleans minister, was in town Monday. Berry & Sons have put in am ele vator and are adding more to the rear of their store building. SOLD AND GUARANTEED BY I Clark's Drug Store. Swetison's Drug Store. Clyde Edwards, wife .nd baby spent Sunday in Kirkville. Mrs. Clarence Edwards and Mia Maude Wood were Ottumwa visitors Wednesday. RUSSELw. Russell—Mrs. Roy Pray and little son of Des Moines were visiting this week with the former's cousin Mrs. .1. W. Plotts. •Mrs. J. B. Robb and little daughter, Eleanor, returned home Friday even ing from Ottumwa. R, A. Plotts vhas sold out his butcher shop to a Mr. Robertson of Confidence. The N. H. S. club were entertained at the home of Mrs. E. M. Blanchard of Chariton Thursday. 4- II I I I I I ii Batavla—A pleasant surprise tiarty was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stansberry last TYlday evening In honor of their fifteenth wedding an niversary. Thev received several nice presents. Including a nice rocking chair. Light refreshments were served after which the guests departed at a late hour declarinar that Mr. and Mrs. COLD AND CURE AND HEALER OF ALL DISEASES THROAT AND CHEST OF LUNGS, Stansberry were royal entertatntera Those present were: Messrs. and Mc::dames Wm, Stans berry. A. D. McCart, J. B. Harris, Lea Parker, G. W. Wnlght, Clarnece Ma honey, Ed Ball, S. E. Berrier Mi* Frank Lasloy, Mrs. llarne" Muldoon,! Mm. Mary Hedge, Mrs. Collins. Misses: Lizzie Roberts, Anna Shep ard, Nona Holland Clara Muldoon, Helen Roberts, Ruth Brown, Bertha Stansberry. Ilia Browr Nina Parker, Clara Downey. Jessie Dunn, Maris Schafer, Julia Muldoon, Marv Downey, Mary Muldoon. Messrs: Rex Ramey, Harry Redman, Chas. Smith, Clyde Wright. Leo. Hunt-' er, Ralph Harris, Ray Stansberry, Loy Harris, Russell Hedge, Wyman Brown.. John Smith, Dwlght Berrier. Teddle' Lasley. Robert Parker, Melvin Arbo gast, Robert Downe" Fred Lewis, Frank Lewis, Frank Muldoon, Raphael Smith, Earl"Hedge. Several from here attended the wrestling match at Ottumwa on Wed nesday evening between Gotch and Ardahl. Mrs. E. Blosser and sister Mrs. Lot tie Mohler left Monday for Columbus. O. to visit a couple of months with relatives. F. D. Nafsiger and family have re turned home from Denverr 111., where they were called bv the death of a rel ative. Mrs. R. 8. Gllbe'1 and children of Kllbourne accompanied by MIsb Jessie Gilbert of near Eldon visited the last-i-y'H of the week with Mrs. Clifford Cole of -I this city. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Copeland and family visited Mr. Copeland's parents Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. John Copeland, 1 PACK WOOD. Packwood—Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Graham are the parents of a son, born last week. A "Tom Thumb" wedding took place at the Christian church Sunday night. Sixty children took part, Mrs. Stella Thomas and sister Mrs. Ida Carr left Friday for a visit with relatives in northern Iowa. The Hugh Relmler family have mov-v ed to Keswick, Iowa. .v Miss Maggie Sin Clair has gone to Des Moines to spend the winter. O. B. Myers is a business visitor in Peoria. The next number of the lecturs course will be given Wednesday even ing Dec. 1 by the Ward-Waters* Co. Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Downey.' Rich-, land visited friends here Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Stelgleder hav« returned from a visit with the latter'* parents at Wapello. Mrs. Kellogg, Miss Alice Cllnken beard and Miss Ruth Pollock visited Sunday at the home of MUs Emma Krout. EDDYVILLE. Eddyville—F. M. Epperson and A. O. Dllliner who have spent the past week Miss Edna White left last evening in Texas returned home Friday. Both of these men have purchased farms In TcxftB The G. A. Y. C.'club held their reg- Ula \l 1 1 ?V -ptf a Wl 3/ ':#fi is6 SfSfts AND 8I.OO •n A large crowd of neighbors of Ed Ball and family surpr'1- 1 him Tues- Ji day evening by calling on him andv^i •family and snendlng the evening which' }t was spent In music and games. Mr. Ball and family left ThursdS" for Washington to make their future home. jJS 'ym -V 1 of Hlllsboro. '4^ A large crowd was present at tho *•', social given by the Christian church rf at Nelson's hall Saturday "nlng. Mr. and Mrs. Frank TinBley and family of Hedrick visiter! ,er Sun day with friends In this oltv. Willis Blanchard is taking a trio through the west. E. N. Sterner a prosperous farmer residing west of this oity four miles, had the honor to be appointed by Gov. Carroll as one of the delegates from Iowa to the National Farmers' Con* gress which convened at Raleigh, N. C. Nov. 4th. reception Friday night with Miss Secrees. Chls. Cook has a number of men here from Lucas tearing down hit house. He Is shipping the same to De« Moines, where he is now making his home. Miss Pearl Williams, a nurse from Ottumwa who makeB her home with her sister Mrs. Geo. Stephenson wsi called to 'Prairie City Friday night. Wm. Longcor Is very sick with con gestion of the lunats. Hiram Whitsel who sold his farm north of town- will move to Oskaloosa soon. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Berry were pas sengers to Marshalltown Saturday. Gld Leiling, Harry Sheldon and Wm, Hankins returned from their land buy ing trip in Minnesota Saturday. They were well pleased with the country and contemplate buying in the near future, Issac Riggs is quite ill with the grip. Mrs. Sam Davis who lives south ol town Is suffering with blood polsoninl) the hand. Mrs. Henry Kltterman and son Pauf were Ottumwa passengers Saturday. v' 'i ,j JS •, 1 r* l.