Newspaper Page Text
TUE8DAY, January 78, TTTO.
Tri-Weekly Courier. By ."HE COURIER PRINTING CO. Founded August 8, 1840. HisW of the j-ee Newspaper Syndicate. W. LEE) President :5-'S F- PCWEI.L ... ,*• K. DOUGHERTY. ....Publisher DOUGHERTY. .Ma.n»glng Bdltor SUBSCRIPTION RATES. 'SS" Cov-.rler, 1 year, by mall ... .J.8.09 jftTl.—eekly Courier. 1 year I-6* Offlco: 117-118 East Second Street Telephone (editorial or tuilneji office) No. 44 '-Mresi the Courier Printing Com PMiy, Oi.umwa, Iowa. Entered as second class matter October 17, 1913, at the postofBce, Ot tumwa. Iowa, under the Act of Congress of March S. 187#. I —_ SHIPS FOR THE CANAL. An ocean mall bill that will put American ships on the mail routes to South America and the Orient has been urged for years by manufactur ers who are eager to increase Ameri can trade in foreign markets. The ar guments advanced by the manufactur ers are summarized in an editorial in the Chicago Examiner in wnich atten tion is called to the necessity of legis lation along this line. The Examiner says: The manufacturers lay Impressive Btr-ess upon the fact that we are build ing a Panama canal at a cost of some thing like half a billion dollars—with out having a single ship ready to sail through it. Out of our very incomplete and in efficient ocean mail service the gov ernment is making an annual profit of three or four millions, at least. And 'it is hard to see how any sensible man can object to our dedicating that Bum to the creation of a few new American mail ships that might make some use of our expensive artificial waterway and improve our connection with Pacific and South American mar kets. Our merchant marine has shrunk in fifty years to about 40 per cent of its former tonnage, while our ocean-carry ing business—employing for the most part the ships of foreign nations—has Increased nearly five-fold. But we should have many more goods to send across the seas If we had more ships to carry them in— with better mail service, more direct routes of transportation. A new im pulse of international understanding and reciprocity would come with a re vival in the American people of its seafaring traditions. It is humiliating to be told that in the year 1908 only one American mer chant ship passed through the Suez canal, and that at Copenhagen, the most important port on the Baltic, the starry flag was last seen on a mer chant vessel eighteen years ago. It is perhaps even more humiliating to be reminded that when President Roosevelt sent our sixteen great bat tleships around the world he had to charter twenty-seven foreign colliers to supply their bunkers, and that if war had broken out at that time, these coaling ships would, under the neutrality laws, have faded away at once, and left our magnificent men-of war as helpless as painted ships upon a painted ocean. A country, the Examiner concludes, that ran afford to spend a hundred and fifty millions a year for fighting ships, and half a billion for a ship canal, and twenty-eight millions in subsidizing a rural free delivery mail service, can afford an annual invest ment of three or four millions, or even more, to supply transports for the navy, a few ships for the ship canal, and an Improved mail service to the outer world. HARD LINES FOR HUBBY. It is easy to work up a little sympa thy for a Chicago man who has been driven to the divorce court by his in ability to come up to the require ments his wife demands in a husband. The wife In this case decided that she could not live with a man who occupied such a low spiritual level on this earth and she put the matter squarely up to him that he would have to be "reincarnated" thousands of times before he would reach her level. "I could not," he sorrowfully told the court, "grow from a mollusk into a creeping animal and then from that into an ape and so on until I became a perfect man. That is wtfot my wife told me I would have to do before I reached her level." Once, this man said, his wife show ed him a picture that depicted a wom an looking at a beast. The woman was perched on the pinnacle of a flame and the beast was crouched at the bottom. His wife told him that he was the beast, and she was the beautiful woman at the top, and he believed that this picture typified the position the two occupied in their home. It would be a little disheartening, wouldn't It, to have a wife springing that kind of psychic guff on you AN EASTERN VIEW. The New York World points to the approval given the president's course In ousting Forester Pinchot as an in dication that the American people do not like political imitations. In the long run, it says, national administra tions are judged separately and by their own achievements, not by the fidelity with which they attempt to echo some previous administration. The World goes on to explain more fully as follows: Like many other members of the Roosevelt court circle, Mr. Pinchot failed to perceive that he was under any obligation to Mr. Taft. So far as he was concerned Theodore Roosevelt '•was still president and Mr. Taft mere ly a temporary occupant of the White house who owed as much deference to all the other co-ordinate Rooseveltiane as they owed to him. If there was a disagreement as to what constituted My Policies every other Man of My Type had a right, to reject Mr. Taft's interpretation. Indeed, it was his pa triotic duty to do so. This has been the attitude of all the Roosevelt cour tiers since the Taft administration be gan. For montlui Mr. Taft has been ex hausting all the arts of diplomacy to placate a little band of Roosevelt wor shipers who were trying to discredit his administration. He tolerated them only because they were Mr. Roose velt's personal followers. But when Mr. Taft's patience was finally ex hausted and he asserted the dignity of his great office he found the country applauding his courage because he had done the thing that a self-respect ing president ought to have done. The New York paper insists that the president will succeed or fail by virtue of his own policies, not by virtue of Mr. Roosevelt's policies. CONDITION WILL RIGHT ITSELF. Gov. Warner of Michigan believes that the prices of food will right themselves naturally and that no out side inquiries or remedies are neces sary. He can see no need for attempt ing any official inquiry and is inclined to ridicule the attempt of Gov. Har mon of Ohio to institute such an in quiry. The Michigan executive says: We are in the midst gf a situation that is amenable to no outside rem edy, and the only change that can pos sibly take place is one that must come from within. The consumer and pro ducer must remedy the situation them selves, and such remedy will come automatically when conditions grow so acute as to make remedying neces sary. It is absurd to talk of a trust in eggs, a trust of buttermakers, or mo nopoly of apples, potatoes, pork, or of any other foodstuff. It is purely a ques tion of supply and demand. There- is not enough pork, enough butter, eggs, potatoes, lard, etc., to supply the ex isting demand at old time prices. To get foodstuff one has to pay according ly. Take the latest census figures avail able and compare them with those of ten years previous and you will dis cover that the population of the agri cultural sections of Michigan has ac tually decreased. This disparity in relative numbers between producer and consumer is wholly outside the reach of trust laws. So long as this condition holds, prices will doubtless continue to rise. But when the prices of foodstuffs reach such a figure that it becomes more profitable for a man to go into agriculture than to seek employment in cities we shall find the condition righting itself of its own accord. In the neighborhood news from Ce dar, Route No. 1, in Mahaska county, sent in" by a Courier correspondent, there is the following paragraph: "A number of people of this vicinity are preparing to move, fearing bad toads in the spring." Here is a striking il lustration of the need of road improve ment. The Iowa State Drainage associa tion, which was organized to deal wtyh one of Iowa's greatest problems, the draipage of the wet lands of Iowa, will hold a convention at Fort Dodge on February 15 and 16. Here is a re clamation project right at home that is of more interest to Iowans than any discussion of the disposition to be made of Alaskan coal lands. The coasting accidents in Burling ton, with their large list of dead and injured, should be a warning to Ottuni wa parents and Ottumwa young peo ple. There are many hills in Ottumwa where coasting may be indulged in with little danger, but there are oth ers where street»car tracks are cross ed in which coasting is attended with grave dangers. Sugar went up a tenth of a cent a pound yesterday. It looks as if that man who ought to be in the peni tentiary is still out. In refusing to fight Battling Nelson forty-five rounds, Mr. Wolgast of M?l-, waukee has increased the public's estimation of his good judgment, if not' of his puglistic ability. The party who violated his obliga tion of honor in the grand jury matter should be made to understand that there Is such a thing as a fnoral as well as a legal obligation. The snow crushed the auditorium at the chautauqua grounds at Creston. The elements are interfering with politics. Taft and Pinchot practically agree on the conservation matter. But they liad different opinions as to who should hold Pinchot's job. Taft's! opinion seemed to carry the most weight. What do you think about the present, system of jury selection? This weather cuts some ice. What has become of Dr. Cook? A •DOUDS-LEANDO AND VICINITY* E. A. Nelson who formerly lived west of Leando on the south side of the river, but whose home now is near Guymon, Okla., is visiting friends and relatives here. Will Wirt .went to Milton Tuesday to attend the K. P. lodge meeting there. Ellis1 Lefever and John Leomi were hauling corn this week. Henry Phillips is still on the sick list. No change in his condition, being confined to his bed most of the time. Mr. and Mrs. L. Loomis are enjoying a visit from their daughter Mrs. Pllch er and son of Eldon. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Boyer, south ofi Leando entertained a party of friends' Tuesday evening of this week and all report an enjoyable time. Several in the locality have finished their ice harvest and it was in fine shape. Do you want to buy or sell some seed corn or oats? Put a want ad in the Courier. John Walker and Mr. Hootman of Douds went to Milton to attend the K. P. Lodge there Tuesday night. Frank Jackson has bought the E. A. Nelson farm on the river west of Le ando and will take possession March 1st. Mr. Frank. Garnall who is now on the farm will move on his own farm south of the Nelson .place- THE EVENING STORY NOT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. BY CARL JENKINS. (Copyright, 1910, by Associated Lit erary Press.) "And now, Arthur," said Aunt Sar ah Livingston to her nephew, Arthur Treadwell, who had come out from the city to spend a couple of weeks nt the manor house, "I want to warn you that you will be apt to meet that Kitteridge girl while you are hpre." "And who Is she?" was asked. "The daughter of the widow of that name living half a mile beyond here." "And does she bite?" "She might as well. I don't want to criticize people, but. I must say that I can't bear that girl. Her name is Effle. Her mother is well oft, and she got quite a fortune from her aunt. She thinks herself the salt of the earth. She h?s snubbed everybody for five miles around. All the young men are afraid of her. If you happen to meet s"he will be sure to snub you, for4she says I pick out. hats altogether too young for ie." "Is this drag^ji fair to loo?: upon?" "Yes, I will do her justice to say that she is. That's one reason why she's stuck up. I should hate to have her snub you. You's got just as good blood as she has, or better, and some day you'll have more money. You won't, always have to toil away in the old bank." "Well," he replied, "if she doesn't call here and we don't call there I fail to see where she will get the chance to snub me. If a snub comes, however, I must hear up under it some way. Arthur Treadwell, although still in his twenties, was so steady and set tled that many considered him al ready an old bachelor. While he did not avoid society, he mingled with it very little, and he had yet to find a young lady to attract him. There had been a good fall of snow on the land, and a day or two after his arrival, the nepheW had a horse and cutter out for a ride. He was ap proaching the village when he came upon a cutter upset in a snowdrift, a horse plunging around, and a girl holding fast to the reins. The horse had probably shied at something and brought about the upset. Here was a fine chance to play the gallant. Mr. Treadwell was slowing down his horse to come to the rescue when he caught sight of the girl's face. It was a handsome and haughty face. The* eyes were full of fire, and it took him only an instant to repeat the name of Miss Kitteridge to himself. There was a snub certainly awaiting for him. Mr. Treadwell' drove straight past with hardly a look and neither a query nor a bow. He snubbed the snubber, and that it went home he could tell bv the swish of her whip as she continued to punish the poor horse. I'm tickled to death!" exclaimed Aunt Sarah when the incident was re lated. "It will make her sit up and think. One snub won't cure her, though. She'll just ache to snub you back. Arthur, I'm a woman, but I must say there are members of mv sex so all-fired hoity-toity that they don't deserve decent husbands. Be ware, nephew—beware!" But the nephew didn't. There was a pond with one end running down to the Kitteridge line. At thaf point there was a dam and a ruined old grist-mill preserved for their antiquity. The snow had blown off the ice, and there was fair skating. Mr. Tread well sent to the village for skates and appeared on the pond to find it In possession of Miss Kitteridge. At least she acted as if it was all her own, and thus awed half a dozen boys who wished to try the ice. She saw Mr. Treadwell when he was just fifty rods away, and she gave her head a toss and bit her lip. Let him but speak to her. Let her fall and he offer to help her up! Mr. Treadwell was a graceful skater. He skated as some men waltz. Not the slightest attention was paid to the other skater. He skated all around her. forwards $nd backwards, and made her own movements look like fifteen cents. She was being snubbed again, and she didn't mean to put up with it. When she had suf fered for twenty minutes she sudden ly fell flat on the Ice as Mr. Treadwell was coming up behind. He swerved and passed her, and she scrambled up and went home. On the way home she called him names to herself, but f.he consolation was not all that could be hoped for. However. she did not go to sleep that night until she found out who he was and muttered to herself: "If he only stays down here long enough I'll take him down a peg or two or perish in the attempt.'.' Two days later she had a chance to try the "peg" business. The horse she had punished for the upset was her own, and was accounted very speedy. She was also rated a good driver. She had driven into the vil lage to do some shopping: Mr. Tread well had driven In for mail. He had started for home first, and was jog ging along when he heard bells be hind him, and looked over his shoul der to find that Kitteridge girl coming up." He gave her half of the road, and she put on the whip to sail past. It was %in and tuck for a few rods, and then alas, she was left behind to take the flying snow. She tried it again and again, but with the same result. Mr. Arthur Treadwell didn't glory in the incident. He simply mentioned it in a casual way to his aunt, and she at once insisted on shaking hands and replied: "Arthur, my dear nephew, I did think of living fifteen years longer, but now I believe I'll die next week and let you come into my fortune. How grand! How beautiful! How al most heavenly that at last we have a snubber to snub the snubberr" There was fish in the pond. Miss Kitteridge had read that fish could be caught through the ice in winter. She had got a hoy to chop a hole and to drag a bench to the ice and she had sat there in her glory and lured OTrcMWA oorrBoam half a dozen fish to their doom. She intended to lure others. One afternoon she went to the pond for the purpose, and she could scarce ly credit what her eyes beheld. On her own bench, and over the hole cut for her, "that young man" was fishing away. And his attitude was as cool as the ice around him. Miss Kitteridge turned and started for home. Then she turned and started for the bench. It was not a long bench—just room enough for two. Mr. Treadwell never even looked up, and the girl never said a word, and for a long hour their fish lines tangled and the fish beneath the ice refused to be fooled by any such persons! They even got. ready to go home at the same moment, and turned their backs on each other as if they had drilled in the chorus. "Oh, but I want to die tomorrow," exclaimed Aunt. Sarah as the incident was related in a shame-faced way. "There can be nothing in this wojld so heavenly as snubbing a snubber of a girl!" As a matter of fact, however, the ypung man was becoming ashamed of the part and was hoping for a change pt scenery. Here was the handsomest girl he had ever met, and that she was a high-flyer was to her credit with him. Next time, no matter if he got the biggest, kind of a snub, he would change his attitude. He had this in mind while on his way to the pond three days later. He reached the water to find Miss Kitteridge there. She pretended not to be aware of the fact that he was on earth, and he found himself bluffed off. He had gone very near the lower edge of the ice several times, and now she meant to show her courage over his. He called out as he saw what she was up to, but down to the very edge she went and then—into the water! Straight after the silly girl went the young man, and he was holding her up as they went over the dam with the broken ice and were whirled about in the foam below until friendly hands pulled them ashore. Mr. Treadwell had very little to say during the next three days while the doctor was warding off pneumonia, and it was still two days later when Aunt Sarah handed him a note and said: "Nephew, it's from that Kitteridge girl. I guess she wants to see you and thank you. I guess, too ,that I've been mistaken in her. If you should fall in love with her—." But nephew already had. ENDING HER FREEDOM. By Richard Barker Shelton. Copyright 1910 by Associated Literary Press. The jangle of the telephone in the library interrupted Holroyd's peaceful breakfast. Almost impatiently he arose from the little table in one cor ner of the screened porch—for, fair weather or foul, hot or cold, Holroyd invariably breakfasted out of doors while he was at. Tfoe Birches— and stumbled through the open French window into the library. He caught up the telephone from the table and shouted a rather impatient "Hello!" into it. "Hello!" came an anxious voice from the other end of the wire. "Is that you, Jimmy?" "Yes. Who is this? Oh, you, Anne," said he as he recognized the voice of his cousin Mrs. Delmar. "What on earth are you calling me up for at this time of the morning for? What? Trouble over there? What sort of trouble? Has Billy sneezed this morning? Is that it?" "Listen, Jimmy, and don't attempt any of your silly humor just now," the agitated voice admonished. "What do you suppose that crazy child has done now?" "What crazy child?" "Nora, of course." "Oh, said Holroyd, not without a sardonic chuckle as he realized Anne referred to Tom Delmar's niece, Nora Ormand who was spending two weeks at the Delmar's place, and who was in cidentally keeping Mrs. Delmar on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the meantime. "What has she done, Anne? Set the stable afire or accidentally shot one of the dogs?" "Will you be serious, Jimmy?" his cousin's voice demanded. "It's no time for levity. She has gone for a gallop" —there was an impressive pause— "on Blackflre," came the finish in term ulous tones. "What?" Holrovd shouted in unbe lief. "Don't you understand? I tell you she has gone for a gallop on Black fire. She was up early this morning, and she went out to the stable and bribed Tim into saddling that brute for her. The cook saw her starting out and so Nora bribed the cook, too, not to tell me but when she was gone over an hour, Jenny grew alarm-1 ed and has just come to me and 1 old me the whole thing and Tom's away in town and I can't find Tim any where around the place, and goodness I only knows what may happen to her on that horse! Even Tom' himself is a uit afraid of him. For heaven's sake, Jimmy, see if you can't find her. That brute has probably thrown her some where, and—" Holroyd waited for no more. For all his lazy exterior, he was a man cl marked decision. His unfinished break fast on the porch, the engrossing article he had been reading in a magazine as he sipped his coffee, even his omnipresent cigarette case was for gotten, as he ran out of the library and crossed the trim yard to the lit tle garage. In a trice he had jumped, batless, into the low black road-car, and was whirling down the drive towards the ljoads at a furious pace. Nora Ormand had gone out on Black flre—Blackflre, a brute that had a reputation extending over three coun ties for his vicious temper and his proneness to attempt murder on who ever was bold enough to perch on his sleek back. Just why the girl should have crown ed her many wild feats since she had been at the Delmar's with this wildest one of them all, Holroyd did not at tempt to argue with himself: but it was eminently like her, ho told him self grimly. She had gone for a gallop on Black flre! that was enough to make him set his teeth and groan inwardly. And more than probably, somewhere be neath that, placid autumn morning sky Nora Ormand was—was—Holroyd was afraid to think of the possibilities. Where had she gone? That was the most important question of the mo ment. Up the mountain road, most probably and with that point decided to his satisfaction, he swung the speeding car into the road that led up (he slope. He gave the car full speed and went up the winding, narrow road at a pace that set the car rocking crazily. Then as he swung a sharp curve, he saw her, sitting on a rock by the roadside. Her hat gone her hair was rumpled her brown riding skirt was covered with dust and badly torn. There was a cut just above her left temple. The black car came to an abrupt halt. Holroyd sprang out and stood be fore her, amazed, relieved, and rather angry. "This is just about the limit!" he snapped. She favored him with one of her be wildering smiles. "It was glorious!" she said with enthusiasm. "He wouldn't have thrown me at all, if I hadn't been careless. I was rather over-confident. I thought I had the ginger all out of him, for I put him to this slope at a tremendous pace. And because I was over-confident, he did the trick." "You've scared Anne half out of her wits," said he severely. "Anne hasn't much spirit," she re turned. "Quite true. But you have rather too much," he snapped. She raised her eyebrows In mild re proof. "Perhaps I shouldn't have done it, but the temptation was too great, and I should have been all right, if I hadn't been careless. I have ridden much worse horses than Blackflre." "How long have you been here?" "A half hour, perhaps." "You had better get into the car. I'll take you back. There is no need of' worrying Anne any longer than we can reasonably help." She turned away her head and her face flushed. "I think you'll have to put me in the car," she said haltingly. "You see when he threw me, my ankle twisted. I can't step on it." "Good lord!" said Holroyd under his breath. Then silently he lifted her in his arms and put her in the road-car. Down the mountain road they whirl ed. Holroyd's lips were set tightly to gether, but now and then he turned to look at her.with a certain curious' light in his eyes. "You might have been killed!" ho said at length. "Even Tom, as good a horseman as there is in the state, is none too fond of Blackflre, save for show purposes." The girl made no reply. "You need someone to look after you," he went on. "Irresponsible per sons like'you should have a guardian. What's more you're going to have one. You have no right to go risking your neck in this fashion," he ended hotly. They had reached the main road. Holroyd stopped the car before a vine covered cottage. "First off," said he in a tone that brooked no argument on the point, "we'll have that ankle looked after by Doctor Gray, and while he Is fixing it, I'll telephone Anne that you are still in the land of the living." Again he lifted her, unresisting, in placed her back in the car. Off they whirled, and the road to the village. Holroyd stopped the car at a tiny brick house, nestling beside a little church surmounted by a gilded cross. "What—what?" she began, and stopped, blushing furiously. "I promised Anne over the tele phone," said he, "that I would see to it you did no more of these crazy stunts. I intend to fulfill that promise by having myself vested by the proper authority, by the gentleman within, to quash any such proceedings on your part in the future. Shall I take you in, or shall I call the rector out here to the car?" For all his magnificent assurance there was a note of almost pleading uncertainty in his tones. The girl was quick to catch it. She laughed lightly: but even In the midst of her laughter her eyes suddenly softened. "There is no need of giving undue publicity to this ending of freedom," she said in a low voice. "You— you had better take me in, Jimmy." FROM VARIOUS I POINTS OF VIEW Observations by Courier Readers Who Cross the Paths of the Interviewers. Ottumwa, January 13. 1910 Editor Courier Problem.— My solution to the store keeper problem is as follows: The five dollar bill does not enter into the transaction except as a sec ondary consideration. gives A one dollar in the morning and receives four in the evening, which makes ahead the difference, which is three dollars, and the custo mer, A, is out the same amount, three dollars. Yours, Ward Y. Bell, 528 West Second St. Selma, Ia„ Jan. 12, 1910. Editor Courier.— My answer to the sandwich prob lem is: One boy got 7 cents and the other got 1 cent. Solution—In eight sandwiches there are twenty-four thirds or two and two thirds for each of the three boys. If one-third of them are worth eight cents, all of them are worth 24 cents, or 1 cent for each third. The boy with 3 ate eight-thirds or two and two thirds, leaving one-third, worth one cent. The boy with .5 ate the same amount, leaving two and one-third or seven-thirds, worth 7 cents. My solution to the horse problem is $10. The only profit I can see is when he bought the horse back for $80. 8. B. Carroll. Chariton, Jan. 13, 1910. Problem Editor Courier.— My answer to your puzzle in Thurs day's paper is—A got skinned out of four dollars. should have given A $4 in place of A giving it to B. Fannie Peterson, 315 North Sixth St., Charlton, la. Milton, Jan. 13, 1910. Problem Editor Courier. In answer to your latest problem, there are two ways of answering sug gested to my mind. First, by eliminating the $5 or hold ing it as a security, we then have the difference between the amount paid by to A or $1, and the amount paid by A to or $4, which equals $3, being gainer by that amount. Fecond, by adding the $5 each time exchanged with the other amounts A paid B, $5 and $4, which equals $9. paid A $5 and $1, which equals $6 and $9 minus $6 equals 3, having gained that amount. P. H. Randolph. Ottumwa, Iowa. Editor.— My answer to the sandwich problem is as follows: purchased one-third interest in buns for 8 cents, getting two and two thirds buns or eight-thirds, paying one cent for e$ch one-third sandwich. A, having three sandwiches, fur nished three-thirds, or one, getting 3 cents. B, having 5 sandwiches, fur nished five-thirds, or one and two thirds sandwiches, getting 5 cents. Willie Johnston. How's This? We offer One Hundred Dollars Re ward for any case of Catarrh that can not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & COA., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, havo known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be lieve him perfectly honorable In all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by his firm. Waldlng, Klnnan & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hail's Catarrh Cure Is taken intern ally, acting directly upon the blood and mucus surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cents per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. Take Hall's Family Pills for consti pation. SIGOURNEY. The funeral of Mrs. Mary Schott who died several days ag was held Friday from the home her daugh ter Mrs. George Meyer where Mrs. Schott has been making her home for many years. Mrs. Schott was about 80 years of age. She was born in Germany and came to this country when a lit tle girl. G. G. Woodin of Chicagj was in Sig ourney Wednesday looking after busi ness matters here and visiting with his mother. Cashier E. L. Root of the People's Savings Bank of Delta was a business visitor in Slgourney Friday. Attorney F. L. Goeldner was in Des Moines Thursday looking after mat ters' before the supreme court. Do you want to bu- or sell some seed corn or oats? Put a want ad in the Courier. Mrs. K. E. Wlllcockson was called to Taylorville, Ills., the fore part of this week on account of the death of- her mother. Mrs. Willcockson has been with her mother for several weeks and only last Friday returned to Slg ourney leaving her mother much im proved. The news of her death was a great surprise to Mrs. Wlllcockson. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Naes who have durin- the past year been playing with the Fred Parker Theatrical Co.. have organized a company and Thursday evening gave their opening perform ance at the opera housr to a fair sized audience. Max Kurtz and Ed !3artlett who were accused of theft from the Cook Hotel at Keota, had their preliminary hearings yesterday. Kurtz had his be fore Justice Gilbert at Keota and he was discharged while Bartlett had his before Justice Parker here and was held over to the grand jury. Bert Gillette left Tuesday for San Diego, Calif., looking for a new loca tion KEOSAUQUA. Mr. and Mrs. Tobe Beer of Flarmlng ton are visiting in the city with Mr. Beer's parents. Messrs. Joe Strickllng, Geo. W. Dav idson and Lex Therme attended the funeral of Judge Trimble at Keokuk Tuesday. Mrs. C. N. Eastman and little daugh ter are expected home the last of the week from an extended visit with rel atives In' Chicago. Dr. C. R. Russell and family left on Wednesda- for a few weeks' visit a.t Jolly. Ia. Miss Clara Hartson returned home Saturday from a visit in Peoria, with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Daugherty have returned to their home In Keokuk after a visit with the former'rs parents Mr. and Mrs. John Daugherty of this city. Do you want to buy or sell some seed corn or oats? Put a want ad in the Courier. Mesdames S. Sherman and Marlon De Hart visited Saturda- in Bonapart with relatives. H. B. Rinabarrer of Red Oak Is vis iting his parents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rinabarger east of town. Mr. and Mrs. Will Strickllng have returned to their home In Burlington after a weeks' visit in Keosauqua. John Bell of Valley Junct was called here the first of the \. sek by the illness of his mother. Mrs. H. H. Disborn is a guest of her son Wm. Disbron and wife of Ottum wa. Rev. and Mrs. Chas. E. Perkins de parted Thursday for Geneva. N. for a six weeks' viislt with the latter's sister. Rev. J. W. Cheney will occupy the pulpit during Mr. Perkins' absence. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hanna living east of town entertained a company of O. E. S. ladies from Keosauqua Wed nesday evening. Those who attended were: Mesdames S. W. Manning, H. H. Disbrow. F. Joy. R. R. McBetttJ J. W. Rowley. H, E. Reece J. L. Therme. H. B. Sloan, Geo. A. Fellows, J. C. Strick llng: and Miss Llde Moore. The annual business meeting of the Congregational church was held Mon day evening, which was well attended CASTORIA For Sprains Sloan's Liniment is the best remedy for sprains and bruises. It quiets the pain at once, and can be applied to the tenderest part without hurting because it doesnt need to be rubbed—all you have to do is to lay it on lightly. It is a powerful prepa ration and penetrates instantly— relieves any inflammation and con gestion, and reduces the swelling. Here's the Proof. Mr. L. ROLAND, Bishop of Scran ton, Pa. says:—"On the 7th of this present month, as I was leaving the building at noon for lunch, I slipped and fell, spraining my wrist. 1 returned in the afternoon, and at four o'clock I could not hold a pen cil in my hand. I returned home later and purchased a bottle of Sloan's Liniment and used it five or six times before I went to bed, and the next day I was able to go to work and use my hand as usual." Sloan's Liniment is an excellent anti septic and germ killer—heals cuts, burns, wounds and contusions, and will draw the poison, from sting of poi sonous insects. 25o.,60o.and$1.00 Sloan's book on hortei, cattlo* sheep HIMI poultry sent free. Address Dr. Earl S. Sloan, Boston, Haas., U.S.A. ELDON Eldon.—.Tames Reed, Rock Island hostler at the round house Ib foreman of the grand Jury. No new cases of diphtheria are re ported and the patients are doing well. The spread of the disease has been checked and a strict quarantine is kept. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shane visited Ottumwa yesterday. Mrs. W. T. Brown and daughter, Nellie, accompanied Mrs. Ida Wise to Ottumwa today on her way to Ameri can Falls, Idaho. Clarence Benson left today for Ot tumwa to accept a position as fireman on the Milwaukee railway. The Eldon Booster club is boosting. This is pay day on the Rocjc Island. The ice men are storing the houses with the best of ice. L. J. Miller, round house foreman, Is again on duty after a sick spell. Miss Anna Erickson, muc.: teacher, has gone to Eddyville to meet her mu sic class. Jacob Bales of Floris passed through here today en route home from Ottumwa. Mrs. N. Reed, mother of N. F. Reed of Ottumwa left for a visit to her son today. Congregational church"—The topic of the morning sermon will be "The Val ue of Definite Ideas." Text, I Peter, 3: 15, "Be ready always to give an an swer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is In you." The topic of the evening sermon is "The Wise Men of Eldon." The an nual business meeting of the Congre gational church will be held on next Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Sev eral matters of great Importance will be presented and it is important that there be as large an attendance as possible. The annual meeting of the Aid soci ety of the Congregational church, at which officers for the coming year will be elected, will be held Thursday aft ernoon at the iiome of Mrs. A. J. Shef fer. The Missionary society will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. E. E. Hilles. Mrs. George Holland, leader. The second quarterly meeting of the Methodist Episcopal church will he held January 16. Sermon and com munion service by the pastor at 11 o'clock. League service at 6:30 p. m. Services at 7:30 p. m. Preaching by presiding Elder H. M. Smith. Business meeting Monday morning at 9:30. The official board are all urg ed to be present Monday morning. The G. I. A. to the B. of L. E. will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, January 18. The officers for the ensu ing year will be installed. Every mem ber is urged to be present, as other important business will come before the division. and after adjournment the ladFes serv- school and would have graduated this ed coffee and sandwiches. year. For Infants and Chfldrtn. The Kinj You Have Always Bought The Bast Side ladies of the Meth odist Episcopal church will give a mite social at the home of E. L. Shore Wednesday evening, January 19. A musical program will be given and luncheon served from 6 until 10 p. m. Everyone cordially invited. Young Graduate Dies. Cantril, Jan. 15.—Ethel Wallan, aged 17, died at her father's home near here of pneumonia. She was a bright student of. the local high 1 Bears the Signature of