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SATURDAY, Dectwbir 18, 1909.
We Guarantee No. 7 Wins Victory. Richland township has some eight school districts, operating under the sub-district plan. About two years ago the schoolhouse of sub-district No. 1 was destroyed by fire. "When efforts to rebuild were undertaken the trouble began, the patrons of No. 7 claiming that the entire township should bear the cost, while the taxpay ers outside maintained that No. 7 alone should rebuild its schoolhouse. They abased this on an alleged usage or cus tom long prevailing in Richland town ship. Accordingly the township has voted down all propositions looking to ward the rebuilding of this school house. Last year the board caused the pupils of No. 7 to be hauled to adjoin ing districts, but this year they refused to haul them because of the heavy ex pense and instead leased a room of Thomas Vanderpool and ordered the children of No. 7 to go there to school. From this action of the board the pat rons of No. 7 appealed to the county superintendent, who sustained the ac tion of the board. Appeal was then made to the state superintendent, with the result above stated. Points of Interest. The points decided are of more than local interest. They are: First. It is the plain legal duty of the township of Richland to rebuild the schoolhouse in No. 7. Second. No custom or usage can excuse or relieve the township of this duty. Third. The Vanderpool room is, on account of its location and surround ings, unsuitable for schoolhouse uses, and, therefore, the acti of the board in leasing it is reversed and set aside. Fourth. The board shall permit the pupils of No. 7 to attend school at ad joining districts, and all who are over 1 miles distant shall be hauled to school at the expense of the township. Fifth. Until the electors of the township provide a suitable school house, properly located, they must school the pupils of No. 7 in other dis tricts by hauling them, if over iy2 miles. This controversy was twice before Miss Emma Nye in her term as county superintendent on appeal, and has been twice before Mrs. Burgess on ap peal and now once up to State Superj^Store Water Power Flour Zephyr Flour is ground by the latest and most expen sive milling machinery, run by the Kaw River. This water power effects a big saving in fuel, power machinenr, etc. And what the makers of Zephyr Flour save in this way all goes into making the four better. The consumer thus gets the benefit. That's one reason why Zephyr Flour is so widely known as the water power flour. It is also known as the only guaranteed flour. You'll find the guaranty printed on every sack in the form shown 'in this advertisement. Zephyr Flour The Zephyr Flour Guaranty means that we return your money in lull if the flour fails to please you in every way. We ask you to make the test with a 48-pound sack. Use the flour down to the middle of the sack. If it hasn't proved to you that it is everything you require of a flour—that it makes the finest bread and pastry, why just tell the grocer to take the rest of the sack. He will do so and will refund the full price of the sack, charging you nothing (or the 24 pounds you have used. Begin your test today. Zephyr Flour is'handled by the following: B. L. Denny & Co.. Highland Center, la. TV H. Thompson & Son, Farson fa'.' JOHN F. RIGGS SETTLES CASE LONG DRAWN-OUT SCHOOL FIGHT IN RICHLAND TOWNSHIP REACHES END. BOARD REVERSED Action of County Superintendent and Directors Overruled—Sub-District Wins and Children Will be Hauled to Classroom. County Superintendent Eliza beth Burgess reversed the action of the school board of Richland township, overruled, the pupils of sub-district No. 7 to be hauled to school, the leaBe of a temporary school house, entered into by the board, set aside, a sweep ing victory for the patrons of the sub district. Such in brief is the effect of a decision of John P. Riggs, superin tendent of public instruction, handed down yesterday in the case entitled, "Appeal of W. C. ^Arnold et al. vs. School Township of Richland." This is the last chapter in a school house controversy In Richland township which has been raging for the past two years and which has occasioned a dozen special board meetings in that township, three special elections, four appeals to the county superintendent, no end of discussion and now the state superintendent has laid down the law applying to the conditions present in that district. Stuber & W'augaman, Eddyville, la. Henry Fritz, Blakesburg. Ia. J. F. Dings. Ottumwa, la., W. I. Peck, Ottumwa, la. Githens Bros., Ottumwa, la. A. J. Reynolds, Agency, Iowa E. E. Hilles, Eldon, Iowa. Wb«r* Ztpbyr Flour Is Water Power VT9P intendent Riggs, the court of last re sort In school matters. John W. Lewis, attorney for these successful appellants, expressed the hope and belief that the state superin tendent, having settled the law of the case beyond cavail, the voters of Rich land township will now carry out this decision and thus end what has been a very unfortunate controversy. EDDYVILLE. Eddyville—Mr. and Mrs. Jake Hohl and nephew, Mrs. Brlggs and the children of John Clark spent a very pleasant Sunday at the home of Ed Briggs east of town, an elegant dinner was served. Ottumwa passengers today, Mrs.Eva Ott, Blanche Green. Mr. L, Wormhoudt. Oscaloosa passengers today Mrs. ft. Dike, Mrs. Epperson, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Smith. The Bachelor girl club were enter tained on Tuesday evening at a six o'clock dinner at the home of Miss Bertha and Hazel Waugamnn. In the evening a crowd of high school pupils came out to the Wauga tan jme and all enjoyed a bob sled ride, they were chaperoned by Miss Wilk" the 8th grade teacher. Will Myers Is erecting a new barn at his farm east of town. 2s u.,oslilHo26. .w.Eetaoin etaioneeeee The pupils of the Public school were entertained by a most in* -"=tlng ad dress by the Rev. Seeds yesterday. He visited all the grades. The attend ance which has been small on account of sickness is improvinc. Mrs. Beard is quite ill at the home north of town. Orville Malloy Is ill with congestion of the lungs. R. .7. Denning is also on the sick list. Mr. Keller has taken his boats out of the river and discontinued work at the sand plant for the winter. This en terprise furnishes employment to quite a number of men and is a good thing for Eddyville. Mrs. Matilda Richardson in the Hayden Chapel district Is among the sick. BLOOMFIELD. Bloomfleld—On Tuesday, December 14 at 2 o'clock at the home of the of ficiating minister, Rev. William Beard, occurred the mariage of E. J. Conrad and Miss Nora. Prevo, both of Pulaski. Mr. Conrad is a very industrious farmer and Mrs. Conrad is a bright and intelligent lady. They have the best wishes of a large circle of friends. Rev. William Beard preached at Blakesburg last Sunday and will fill an appointment at Coal Ridge next Sun day. Beginning with the New Tear Rev. Beard will All regular appoint ments at Blakesburg every Sunday. Mrs. W. J. Steckel. Mrs. Walter Johnson and Miss Minnie Loeb plan ned and carried out a very pleasant surprise at the A. C. Lester home on Tuesday evening December 14. in hon or of Miss Antoinette Hamilton whose marriage to F. W. Andrews will occur the 29th of this month. The affair partook of the nature of a linen and china shower, among which were sev eral pieces of cut glass and silver. A mock marriage was a feature of the evening's entertainment also a reading by Miss Ruby Phillips. At the con clusion sandwiches, coffee and candy were served. The G. A. R. elected the following officers last. Friday evening: Com.—W. T. Deupree. Sr. V.—Harvev Swlnney. Jr. V.—Jeff Battin. Surg—W. H. Rossieter. O. D.—Pl»as Toombs. O. G.—James Stevens. The R. N. A. elected the following officers for the ensuing "-ear Tuesday: Oracle—Miss Edith Appleton Vice Oracle—Mrs. Hattie Sax. Past Oracle—Mrs. Sarah Clark. Chancellor—Mrs. Mamie Rowe. Recorder—Mrs. Wilkinson. Receiver—Mrs. Alma Wood. Iner Sentinel—Mrs. Mary Lowen berg. Outer Sentinel—Mrs. Mary Eaton. Foley's Honey and Tar is the best and safest cough remedy for children. At the first symptoms of a cold, give as directed', and ward off danger of croup, branchitis, sore throat, cold in the head, and stuffy breathing. It brings comfort and ease to the little ones. Contains no opiates or other harmful drugs. Keep always on hand, and refuse substitutes.—Claris Dr'jg Swenson's Drug Store. v-' "-TR/FT//! TFR/FF REPORT FARM PROSPERITY AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT'S FIGURES TELL OF BIG CROPS FOR YEAR The final crop figures for the year 1909 were issued by the state depart ment of agriculture yesterday, esti mates of the acreage, production, and value of the farms of all the leading products being given out. The report showed that the last, sea son has been one of unparalled pros perity on the part of the farmers. The wheat crop was the largest ever rais ed with one exception, corn the sec ond largest, and oats broke into the billion bushel class with a total yield of 1,007.000,000 bushels. While in some instances the average value per bushel on the farm was slightly less than last year, the total value of the crop: raised was unques tionably the largest, on record. The average value of winter wheat on the farm reached the unprecedented level t.-f approximately $1.03. while spring 'yf.eat was called 2 cents dear er. than a year ago at 93.1 cents. The average price for corn was slightly less per bushel than a year ago, but the increase in the crop more than made up for the loss in that direction. Big Winter Wheat Yield. The yield of winter wheat was in creased quite a little over the prelim inary final estimate of early in the fall, on account of a revision in acre age. and the total yield of spring and winter wheat combined was 737.189.000 bushels, compared to 664.602,000 bush els a year ago. The report on oats furnished the biggest surprise of the day, the buerau figures showing a total crop of 1.007. 000.000 bushels, or 20,000.000 bushels more than a year ago. and the largest crop ever raised. The' preliminary es timate was increased 24.000,000 bush els. The largest previous crop of oats was in 1902. when the yield was 20. 000.000 bushels smaller than the past season. The average value of Oats on the farm was given at 40.5 cents'l against. 47.2 cents a year tal value of the crop, placed at $408,174,000, $381,171,000 in 1908. The final figures on the corn crop, indicating a total outturn of 2.772,376 It was the general expectation of the trade that the unfavorable ,weather conditions of the last six weeks would tell on the condition *f the corn. The average weight of winter wheat was estimated at 58.4 pounds, compar ed to 58.8 pounds a year ago. and of spring wheat 57.1 pounds, rirainst 57.3 pounds. Oats this year arc of exceptionally fine quality, weighing 011 an average 32.7 pounds, compared to 29.8 pounds In 1908. The increase in the weight of oats means that the feeding value of the crop is even larger as compared to last year than the report of the quantity raised would indicate. COLUMBIA. Columbia—There will be a Christ mas program at the church here on the night of December 25. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Miller of Fred erick visited at the ome of their brother Roy Sunday, Haven't you some seed corn, hogs, horses, cattle, sheep, cordwood, poles or .something that you want to sell or don't you want to buy something in the above line? You can do so by nut ting a want ad in the Courier. Cxne half cent a word. Mr. and Mrs. Jas Waddington and children visited at the Harry Stevens home Sunday. The following persons were sliop- OTTUMWA. COtTBIBB Washington Bureau of the Ottumwa Courier. Washington, D. C.. Dec. IB, 1909. Just to make sure that the stttfes of Arizona and New Mexico shall not try to cut up any New Zealandlsh di does in their constitutions, congress may decide on a method by which it will be able to vise these Instruments after the states adopt them, and there upon decide whether states with such a fundamental instruments ought to be admitted to the union. And if the proposed constitutions are found to bear any particular re semblance to the constitution of Ok lahoma, it may be set down that the states will have to wait awhile before they get in. "No more Oklahoma constitutions,'' is the watchword of the administra tion and of the house committee on territories, in connection with the ar rangements for admission of the two new slates. President Taft is deeply interested in the effort to prevent the new states making radical departures in their basic statutes, and the house committee is trying to.figure out a way to guarantee against anything of the sort. Administration Will Watch Constitution of New States To this end. the new statehood bill that has been introduced by Represen tative Hamilton-of Michigan, chairman of the committee on territories, pro vides for two elections: one for the adoption of the constitution, at which nothing else shall be considered the other for election of officers. In this way it is hoped to get close consider ation of the constituti6n. and a chance to reject it. if it is ^oo radical. Rut there is disposition to provide that, even after the states shall have adopted their constitutions, congress shall have a chance to pass on these instruments. The bill as now drawn does not provide for this. It gives the president the responsibility to de cide whether the constitutions are satisfactory before he is sues his proclamation declaring them admitted. Some of the conservatives in congress want a requirement that con gress shall pass on the new constitu tion. The limitati ns which are placed about the president's discretion In the matter are so marked that it is feared he might feel compelled to let In a state with the constitution Which he couldn't entirely approve. On the other hand there is objection to having congress nass on the iie\v constitutions, on the ). iund that it would project congress Into an inter minable discussion of all the "isms" of constitution making, with no cer tainty that it would ever be settled, and with assurance that, the discussion would develop a. lot of uncomfortable politics. It. would almost certainly be come a party measure, in some fash ion. if sent back to congress in this way. The outlook for statehood this ses sion is not. brilliant. The senate com mittee is not friendly. Chairman Bev eridge is frankly opposed, and some of the members of the house committee believe neither territory is ready for statehood. There is believed to be a good chance that the territories will Lay Out Ottumwa. Mr. Bigg's story of the early history of Ottumwa follows: Baldwin. Kas. Dec. 10, 1909. "I was born in Van Buren county, Iowa, near Keosauqua, August 31, 1842. When I was three days old my lather left home to help lay out the town which was afterwards called Ot tumwa. Up to tliis time the territory around what is now Ottumwa was thu Sac and Fox reservation, and they ha} ago. The to-1 made a. treaty with the general gov however, was ernment, with which they had released compared to their ian(js to 000 bushels, compared to a November I date, which don't now remembei. estimate of 2,767.316,000 bushels and a! The reservation would be open for set final return a year ago of 2,688.651,000 tlement at a certain date. M.v father bushels, did not reflect any material an(i somo damage to the crop during the lastj "^"'contradicts Private Reports. company lo lay out a town in the res Many private reports have been re ceived recently saying the crop had suffered material deterioration. The quality of the crop as estimated by the government was also higher than ex pected as S4.2 compared to S6.9 in 1908. the government for reservation in Kansas. The Indians were to vacate the lands at a curtain others had looked over the situation before and had formed a crvation. This company consisted of my father. Uriah Biggs, and a man named J. R. McBetli, and also a mer chant from St. Louis named Eddy and the Devins from Pittsburg, la. The other man. I forget his name. Bein? an Indian reservation no reserves had been made in it yet. Run Lines by Lantern. "In order to get a basis to work from the company wanted to survey a line from Jefferson county on east, but at. Agency, six miles east of Ottumwa was a company of dragoons to prevent settlers from settling in the reserva tion. The Indian agent's name was Beach. He was very hard of hearing. My father went to him and said: "Mr. Beach, you know what we are here for. You know what we want.' He replied: 'You know what our orders are.' My father replied, 'Yes. I know but I thought you might, perhaps waive a point, and we will be as quiet, as pos sible about it.' 'Oh. dammit. Biggs, go ahead, run your line in but don't let me know anything about it, and keep out of the way of the dragoons, and I'll try and keep them away from you.' So the company started to run their line in and soon had their stakes set. When the hour of mid night arrived on the night of the open- pers in Ottumwa Monday The Misses Tillie and Huldah Newquist, Minnie Leaivler and Mrs. Harry Stevens. Miss Sadie Wright returned to Ot tumwa Monday after a visit at the home of her mother. Mr. and Mrs. George Clifford left lor their .home in Oneida, 111., Monday aft- again be disappointed, though Con gressman Hamilton of the house com mittee is confident the bill will pass. Colonel George W. Goethals, being the only man who h&s shown a dis position to take the job and stav by it. is to be rewarded by a grant of supfeme power over the building of the Panama canal. the bill which has been reported by the house com mittee passes. Colonel Goethals will be made. In his own province, the most powerful official ever created under the American government. The bill as reported provides for the abolition of the canal com. rlsslon, and the creation In Its stead of a director general. Colonel GoethUs is to be.ap pointed to this position, and he is civ en powers that justify the alliterative title that a member of the committee invented for him, of "Czar of the Czone." The bill also practically abolished the supreme court of the 7.0110. leaving one circuit judge instead of three as now, and providing direct appeal to the supreme court of the United States with jury trial in criminal cases. The curious anomaly of'an American ter ritory in which a man may be legally hanged without a trial 1 ury, will be brought to an end. Provision is also made in bill for a large discretion to the president to pay damages to canal employes who may be injured or to their states in case of death. Representative Sulzer of New York is getting ready to tell the country all about Central America, and to mako a demand that the United States take charge and establish a .substantial government in that corner of the world. He has introduced a resolution which amounts to a declaration of war If it passes, according to the authori ties. Mr. Sulzer doesn't care if it does: he wants peace, even if war is neces sary to get it: and. having recently spent several weeks in Central Amer ica. he is going to make a speech that is expected to shed some real light on the murky question of actual condi tions there. Mr. Sulzer went to Nicaragua last summer and made a detailed investi gation of conditions. He did it because of the constant reports of outrages the Americans and their interests suffer in the little republics. He found that con ditions are worse even than they have been represented. The cases of Amer icans who have been locked up or driven out of the country or practical ly murdered, because of the unfriend ly attitude of the authorities, are even more numerous than would be sup posed from the sensational stories that have from time to time come out of Central America. Mr. Sulzer is going to describe the whole situation when his resolution comes before the house, or even earlier if he can get the time. He has been in conference with Senator Rayner. who introduced a slmiliar resolution In the senate and they mean to press their demand for vigorous action by this government. government. J. C. Weill ver. Early History of Ottumwa Told by a Resident of Kansas A voice of the past, hailing from ing the company was on hand running the prairies of sunny Kansas, brings some interesting information of early history of Ottumwa, which is probably known only by some of the earlier settlers of Wapello county. The interesting facts deal with the life of the father of A. G. Harrow and other pioneers, and were secured by Newton Roberts, son of Judge M. A. Roberts, who is visiting in Kansas. While stopping at Baldwin Mr. Rob erts got into conversation with a gen tleman named Biggs, who was a former resident of this city and he imparted the following information which Mr. Roberts took down in short hand and mailed to the Courier. lines by lantern light I don't sup pose these marks were absolutely correct, but it gave them possession of the ground. Settlers rushed in right away as the dejected Indians sor rowfully left, moving on westward at the hour of midnight. The reserva tion waa soon settled up. On the site located for the town was a popular Indian village which was called Ot tumwanock. Accent -strong on the last syllable, OttumwaNOCK. They drew the wah out. and brought out the nocl short. The community settled up rap idly and the county organized. The county was named for Chief Wapello who was buried by request by the sid of Street, a former Indian agent at Agency, to whom Wapello was very much attached. Ottumwa, County Seat. "Three county commissioners were appointed. Col. Charles F. Harrow, an outspoken Kentuckyan, who had lo cated adjoining the town site 011 the west the second man's name was Lewis Temple, living south of the liver and the third man whose name was Jas. M. Montgomery, lived out ,'n the vicinity of Dahlonega. Of course the town company wanted the county seat located at Ottumwa, which was agreeable 10 Harrow and Temple. The third man wanted it at Dahlonega. There came the hltcli: Harrow swore he seat if they insisted on the name Ot tumwanock. They decided to strike the nock off right away and call it Ot tumwa. He wanted (hem to call it Louisville, after Louisville. Ken tucky. Temple was in tavor of Louis ville, but wanted it spelled Lewis, aft er his own name. Harrow wouldn't agree to that it had to be Louis or nothing. They couldn't agree. In the mean time the company had circulated a petition to the pdstofflce department at. Washington and asked that the postofflce be issued at Ottumwa. la. At the same time some llian was men tioned for postmaster. Father sent the petition with a personal letter to Gen. Dodge, who was then one of the U. S. senators from Iowa, asking him to give it his personal attention and have the department open it as speed ily at possible. Of course in those days the mail traveled slowly, but in due lime back came the notice of the order fixing the Ottumwa ap pointment and postmaster. A few days later another letter arrived from th-j department asking how far Lewisville was from Ottumwa. The answer re turned was that, there was* 110 such place at Lewisville. That settled the matter. Harrow came to terms and the county seat was called Ottumwa. This was in the fall of 1842. I might add that Eddyville was named for Eddy who was abo've mentioned as one of the town commissioners or Ottumwa." would not gi\e them the countv j,-remont er a visit at the home of their niece Mrs. C. W. Olney. Miss Adda Crook left TuesdSj for her home In Red Oak. Ia. There will b£ a public sale at the J. R. Stodghill liome Tee. 21. The preaching services here will be in the morning next Sunday. .. J., BRIGHTON. OLIVET. Brighton— Mrs Peterson Is sick with the pneumonia at the home of her daughter-Mrs. Parks. Mr. and Mrs. Cal Cooper attended the tuneral of her cousin Mrs. Brough of Fairfield. Frank GucTirlll is on the sick list this week. The funeral of Willie Godevin was held at the residence and the body was laid to rest i:i the Eureka cemetcry. He died Sunday of heart trouble. Haven't you some seed, corn, hogs, horses, cattle, sheep, cordwood. poles or something that you want to sell or don't you want to buy something in the above line? You can do so by put ting a want ad in the Courier. One half cent a word. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Waterhoiine tr, on the sick list. The Naomis had a business meeting at the hornet of their Sunday school teacher Mrs. Vera Friend. The Rev. I. K. Coals of Washington was a business visitor in Brighton on Tuesday. Mrs. Will Martin and son of Kansas have returned home after spending seveial weeks at tl^e parental Martin home. ELDON. Eldon—Mr. and Mrs. D. Ferguson of Eldon left Tuesday for Mokane, Mo.. to visit for a week or two with their parents at that place. Roy Seaton, Ralph Hoague, Rdy Souash and Clarence Black were Ot tumwa visitors Wednesday. Lee J. Miller is reported as getting along nicely at this time. Master Carl Yoss Is quarantined be cause of diptheria. Will Smith, night clerk at the round house left on No. 1 for Oklahoma to visit for a week or two with friends. B. B. Burchett of Bloomfield is auc tioneering the sale of L. I.. Riddell at the Eldon stock yards. C. W. Finney is acting as clerk. Cleo Allman is visiting his folks in Eldon for a few days. Miss Dorothy V. Rylan of Bonaparte and Ralph W. Hogue of Eldon were united in marriage at the home of Rev. Locke at Ottumwa. Wednesday, Dec. 15. at 2 a. m. Mr. Hogue is em ployed by the Rock Island railway as fireman on the Missouri division. He has many friends at Eldon and is one of Eldon's best citizens, being a highly esteemed gentleman in every respect. Mrs. Hogue is one of Bonaparte's most popular young ladies and is well re spected by all the surrounding com munity. They will make their home at Eldon. The Thimble club was entertained at the home of Mrs. C-has. Weber, the afternoon being spent in a social way. A delicious luncheon was served, after which all adjourned, reporting a pleas ant afternoon. The members will be entertained at the home of Mrs. Ike Deford, Wednesday, Dec. 29. PLEASANT GROVE. Pleasant Grove—Miss Lena Wilkin son has resigned her nosition as teach er of the primary p-rade of the Florls school, her vacancy being filled by Miss Chat Campbell. Miss Wilkinson was married Saturday to Homer Plank a former resident of Florls. They will make their future home in Fairfield where Mr. Plank has employment. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fitzgerald and little son Carl of Reynolds, Neb., are here visiting relatives. Mrs. John Box of Ottumwa was call ed to Floris Saturday by the illness of her fother Harrison Hancock. Those 011 the sick list are the little son of G. Harness, Mrs. Albert Brooks, Mr?. Mutthew Thomas and Harrison Hancock. Haven't you some seed corn, hogs, horses, cattle, sheep, cordwood, poles or something that you want to sell or don't you want to buy something In the above line? You can do so by put ting a want ad In the Courier. One half cent a word. Marnie Smith was a caller at the E Pottorff home Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Harward wore guests *t the parental Martin Smith home Tuesday. Die Saturday Floris callers were Martin Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Henry McYey. John Farrett. Harry Hancock and Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Moraln. Mr. and Mrs. Herb McVcy and on Ronald spent Sunday at the J. Strick land home. CEDAR ROUTE 1. Cedar Route No. 1.—Mrs. J. or(ier at IJ. Moore goes to Oskaloosa twice every week to take a course in voice culture, Mrs. Hogue of Iowa City visited her sister Mrs. Gilmore Welch of Cedar. The Klrkville order of R. N. A. was 1 verv enjoyably entertained by the that place. Miss Katie Calvin of Kirkville re cently made a business trip to Ottum wa, J. I,. Moore was a caller in Kirkville Tiu sday of last week. Mrs. W. F. Mlllisack of Oskaloosa took dinner with Airs. John Ross and. ti".ci went to Kirkville on business re turning she spent the night with Mrs. J. O. Funk, returning home on Thurs day. Haven't you some seed corn. hogs, horses, cattle, sheep, cordwood, poles or something that you want to sell or don't you want to buy something in the above lino? You can dp1 so by put ting a want ad In the Courier. One half cent a word. K. H. Buffington's public sale was well attended. Everything sold well. The Ladles' Aid society of the Cedar church served lunch. Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Carnahnn of Oskaloosa have gone to Florida to f|-»nd the winter. Corn McDonough attended .the sf.le of E. 11. Buffington. Miss Winnie and Joe Belford of Kirkville were shoppeis in Ottumwa last week. Messrs George /ard. Henry Sheafe and John Ross were sl.opping in Kirk \ille Saturday. Henry Sheafe was a business caller In CJtumiwa »day. M-. and Mrs. George Chick vis iting ai the parental M. E. Allison home. Mora Danville Proof. Jacob Schrail. 432 South St., Dan ville, TU., writes: "For over eighteen months 1 was a sufferer from Kidney and bladder trouble. D".ring the whole time was treated by several doctors and tried several different kidney pills. Seven weeks" ago 1 commenced taking Foley's Kidney Pills, and am fellng better evrey day and will be glad to tell anyone interested just what Foley's Kidney Pills did for me." Clark's Drug Stoye. Swejison's Drug Store. 4 Olivet—Mrs. \T. L. Billings was business caller in Harvey on Satur day. VV. J. Ball the general manager cf the i.nin- was in town Saturday and paid the miner:? for the last half of November. Several new men secured work -In and around the mine recently. The •ompany now has twenty-five man on their pay roil. Mrs. J. S. Oldham spent Friday In Oskaloosa shopping. The coal company are ^Sving A hard time to get cars for the mine lately. Every train going through- here last week was from one to three hours late. N. A. Anderson of Des Moines was in town on business on Friday. Mrs. Fitz Olson of Moult 1 Is vis iting at. the parental W.- B. Rogers home this week, and will remain until affer the holidays. Haven't you some seed corn, hogs, horses, cattle, sheep, cordwood, poles or something that you want to sell or don't you want to buy something -in the above line? You can do so by put ting a want ad In.the. Courier. One half cent a word. Mt. and Mrs. R. Williams received call from Mr. and Mrs. Davis of pea Moines on Saturday. A Pleasant Surprise. follows the first dose of Dr. King's New Life Pills the painlbea regu lators that strengthen you. Guaran teed. 25c. F. B- Clark. J. H. Swenson & Co. 4 OAK RIDGE. Oak Ridge—A bobsled party con sisting of the following Oak Ridge residents called on and spent the evening with Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hilt at their residence 138 Mabel street, on Sunday evening December 12. .T. M. Fleener. Fred Rouch, S. Poling and daughter R. Ellis and family. Mrs. Johanna ""'eager has moved to Ottumwa'for the winter. Mamie Widger and Mrs. Blitz are on the sick list. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rouch were call ers at the Reinhard home Sunday aft ernoon. Haven't you some seed corn, hog*, horses, cattle, sheep, cordwood, poles or something that you want to sell or don't you want to buy something in the above line? You can do so by put ting a. want ad in the Courier. One half cent a word. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Swope and Chac. Welsh spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Coooer. Mr. and Mrs. Thoma Farrell left Wednesday for Youngston. O., to spend the holidays with, relatives. Miss Mamie Widger visited over Sunday with her sister rirs. Charles Langford of South Ottumwa. Miss Bessie Robinson who has been quite sick for the past week was able to return to her st-'iool duties on Mon day. Mrs. Elmer Davis spent Saturday night with her sist Mrs. Zell Zim merman of the east end. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Johnson and daughters Mrs. Eva Stevens and daughter spent Sunday with George Hills. John Kleinert visited over Sunday with friends at Cedar Rapids. After exposure, and when you feel a cold coming on, take Foley's Honey and Tar, the great throat and lung remedy. It stops the cough, relieves the congestion, and expels the cold from your system. Is mildly laxative. Clark's Drug Store Swenson's Drug Store. & HIGHLAND CENTER. Highland Center.—Mrs. Denny. Mrs. G. Davis and the Misses Iva and Effle Sauers were passengers to Ottumwa Thursday. Misses Fae and Louise Knisely visit ed with their aunt, Mrs. Klrkpatrlck, Thursday. Miss Fae leaves In a few days for her home near Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Misses Howell of Martinsburg were guests at the Bacon home the latter part of last week. The Rebekahs gave a reception at the hall in honor of Mrs. E. Dennis Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Jake McCormack were passengers to Hedrick Friday morning. They expect to leave for their home in Fort Morgan, Colorado, in a few days. Haven't you some seed corn, hogs, horses, cattle, sheep, cordwood, poles or something that you want to sell or don't you want to buy something in the above line? You can do so by put ting a want ad in the Courier. One half cent a word. A Burniny St'iame. is not to have Bucklen's Arnica Salve to cure burns, sores, plies, cuts, wounds and uiccrs. 25c. i'. B. Clark, J. H. L. Swenson & Co. CHARITON. Charlton—The funeral services of the late Mrs. Sarah Melville were held yesterday afternoon at two 'clock at the home of her son N. S. Melville, and. were conducted by Rev. W. S. McCul-. lagh, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by i.ev. Hugh Moore, of the Baptist church. Interment took place in the Chariton cemetery. Mrs. B. B. Connors returned yester day from an extended visit with her sisters. In St. Paul and Mankato, Min nesota. Mrs. W. H. Dotvnard, who had been spending a' few weeks with her old Chariton friends. left yesterday for Maryville. Mo., where her husband Is temporarily located. Rev. M. S. Clark left yesterday for Wayne county, where he will assist in a series of revival meetings. Attornei- Jas. A. Jen:ck has return ed from a few days' business' trip to Dcs Moines. Mrs. J. L. Frazier, of Lincoln town ship, left yesterday for a week's visit in Woodburn with her sister Mrs. Carl Waugh. W. H. Mdxley of near Russell, re turned yesterday from a week's visit wit'i relatives in Ramona, Okla. Mrs. M. E. Williams and baby went to Russell last evenin.T to spend a few days with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Moore. Mr$. A. C. Slvers of Carson, arrived .last evening for a visit wit! her uncle, Dr. M. M. Perry. H. J. Culver and mother-in-law Mrs. C. D. Wheeland. are spending today in Des Moines with Mrs. Culver who is there receiving mei" 1 treatment iti the Methodist hospital. Mrs. J. P. Hardin left this morning for a few days' visii with friends la Chicago. •'5' is