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MOVE TO DIRECT COURT'S VERDICT ANCHOR COAL AND MINING CO. ATTORNEYS WOULD TAKE STIN. ER CASE FROM JURY. Upon various grounds the Anchor Coal and Mining company's attorneys are arguing to the Wapello county dis trict court to direct a verdict in their favor in the damage suit for $2,500 brought by Thomas Stiner, who was injured in the mines at Laddsdale. At the conclusion of the evidence ^present ed by the plaintiff Stiner, the defend ant company immediately made the motion to direct a verdict on the grounds that Stiner had shown con tributary negligence that he did not establish negligence in the company and because the jury would not be justified in returning a verdict for him. The defendant's counsel main tained tbat Stiner was injured because he assumed the risk in remaining when' he knew he was in danger. The defendant's attorneys argued to the court that Stiner knew his danger and did not endeavor to avoid it,. and that' the defendant did not violate a duty, while the plaintiff was not free from negligence. They maintained that the evidence showed conclusively that'the Injuries to.Stiner were received a» a result of his own risk and the al leged negligence which caused the in jury .was that of a fellow servant and not the company. Two Seek Divorce. Two petitions for divorces have been filed with Clerk Phillips. OlUe Abshir, who waB married to L/Ula Ab shir in McGrady, N. C., January 1, 1904, claims that his wife deserted him in February, 1908, and seeks a decree on this ground. Desertion and adultery are the charges made against Harry F. Carney by his wife, Edna, who asks the court to give her a de cree of divorce and restore her to her maiden name of Edna Musselman. They were married in Leavenworth, Kansas, November 31, 19Q8. Miscellaneous Matter. The action brought by M. L. Pherigo vs. M. W. Creswell has been dismissed, and the suit entitled Van H. Caldwell vs. the C. B. & Q. R- R. and the C. R. I. & P. Ry. has also been dismissed. Ellen Swenson has been given a de cree of divorce from John P. Swenson and the custody of their five minor children. In the probate department of the court, the claims of C. W. Whitmore for $15 and Ramsell and Morrlssey for' SI5 against the estate of Annie Hearol have been allowed, and the court has issued an order providing for the sale of the real estate of Elijah Eggers. de creased. Beatrice Wallick Breeding lias been appointed guardian of H. L. Wallick! a minor, and her bond has been fixed, at $1,400. WOULD PREVENT THROAT TROUBLE DR. PETERSON NOTIFIES TEACH ERS NOT TO ALLOW AFFLICT ED PUPILS AT SCHOOL. Dr. A. H. Peterson, city health phy sician, today notified all of the teach ers in the schools not to allow any child to attend school who is suffering from sore throat. The action of the city physician is to prevent diphtheria which is very prevalent at this time of the year. He believes in the old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and if care is taken, Ottumwa will not be in danger of a diphtheria epidemic. The health of Ot tumwa is excellent for this time of year. The only contagious disease in the city was pronounced cured by the health officer and the quarantine lifted yesterday afternoon by Sanitary Offi cer Perry Marshall. Dr. Peterson and Sanitary Officer Marshall are taking great care to prevent the spread of contagious diseases in the city, and their efforts have been rewarded by a clean slate, the first time in the his tory of Ottumwa in this season. As aoon as a contagious case is reported, the family is placed under quarantine and the embargo is not lifted until the family is pronounced thoroughly cur ed. TWENTY MORE RETAILERS SIGN MERCHANTS' ASSOCIATION MEM BERSHIP COMMITTEE IN CREASES BODY. Twenty Ottumwa retail merchants yesterday signified their intentions of becoming affiliated with the Ottumwa Retail Merchants' association, and to day this body of commercial men are stronger by that number. The mem bership committee took a hurried can vass of the city yesterday, and brought back to headquarters the signatures and membership fees of twenty. The committee will again resume the work of capturing new material for this live association of retailers next Friday, and the boosters expect to have even greater success than was theirs yester day. The committee is composed of A. H. Nelson, George Haw, Jr., J. K. Dysart, N. W. Johnson, J. A. Phillips and Secretary W. J. Berry. Harrison Jury Complete. Alma, Feb. 2.—(Special)—The jury for the case of Sarah Harrison vs. the city of Albia was filed yesterday and evidence thereon is being rapidly in troduced. At the former trial, the de cision was against the plaintiff, but on appeal the higher court reversed the decision and ordered a new trial. Damage is asked of the city for in juries received by the plaintiff from a fall o& a defective sidewalk. We Pay Railroad Fare to Out-of-town Customers According to the rules of the Merchants' Association. Get a receipt when you buy your ticket. White Goods Fine sheer quality White Per sian Lawn, sold by J. E. Scase at 39c a yard. While it lasts,. ?"«... 19k yd Lot of Scase's regular $1.00 Nov elty Suitings and 54-inch Ladies' Colth, while it lasts, rfl our price, yard JvC 46-inch Fine All Wool" French Voiles, sold by J. E. Scase at $1.50 a yard, our price 7Ko a yard, only .13C Scase's $1.50 grade 54-inch nice fancy Wool Suitings, closing out at a yard Fancy Suiting Silks, good colors in stripes and figures, sold at 75c a yard, while they last, our price J121 Beginning Tomorrow We offer 5,000 pairs cf Traveling Men's Sample Hosiery for men, women and children at less than manu facturers' prices. J. E. Scase Stock of India Linen J. E. Scase's best 25c fine qual ity India Linon, both Black and White, while it lasts, Dress Goods and Silks At Half Price 36-lnch All Wool Albatross and nice Wool Plaids for children's dresses sold by J. E. Scase at 50c a yard, our pfice, only 25c DONELAN'S Children's 12%c fine guage cotton Ho siery In black, white and colors, while they last, "7« at a pair ... IL 300 pairs children's 15c and 18c mercerized cotton hosiery, in black and good colors, a pair 250 pairs children's best 25c Hosiery, silk lisle in black, colors 1 and fancies, a pair IUL One lot of infants' regular 50c grade pure silk hosiery, blacks, white and colors (soiled) will go at a pair s350 Price... 1 2^0 Yd 54-inch splendid quality Tan Covert Suiting also 54-inch Broadcloth in Black and Colors J. E. Scase's price, $1.75 a yard, our price, only Bearskin Cloth for children's cloaks sold by J. E. Scase at $2.50 our price, 1 IP a yard I *£3 Good Silk Velvets in nearly all colors sold by J. E. Scase at $1.00 a yard while it lasts our price is only JVl Wonderful Hosieey Buying. Opportunity 5000 5,000 pairs High grade Hosiery for Men, Women and Children in blacks, colors and fancy styles—The largest and finest lot we have ever secured. Just as desirable in every way as if taken from regular stock, and we can offer them to our customers for less than the mill prices. Come early tomor row and be prepared to lay in a good supply. fine 11c 21c pairs Misses' and Boys' fine ribbed lisle, also heavy ribbed cotton and mercerized hose, worth 25c 1 "71 a pair, all go at I 21 872C 75c A nice selection of splendid $1.25 pretty Waisting Silks, in popular colors, while they last, a yard .... 62k Pairs Traveling Men's Sample Hosiery On Sale Beginning Tomorrow at Less Than Manufacturer's Prices 500 pairs Women's 25c and 35c Ho siery, blacks, colors and fancies, in cluding fine mercerized and 1 split sole, while they last I jC 300 pairs Women's best 39c, black and colors, lisle and pretty lace 77r hosiery, a pair ottitscwa. uouaiKa Otltimwa's Biggest, Best and Busiest. Store r. A L//S: S New York Office, 45 E. 17th St. A Notable Deal in Dry Goods We Bought the Entire J. E. Scase Stock of Yard Goods consisting of Fine Wool Dress Goods, Suitings, Velvets, Silks, Linings, Linens, Bed Spreads, White Goods, Waistings, Wash Goods, Laces, Trimmings, Nets, Braids, Etc. An assortment of splendid Nov elty Wool Suitings, also 54-inch Ladies' Cloth, Black and Colors, Scase's price, |1.00 a yard— '•.SS....50C At Fifty Cents on the Dollar A transaction that will arouse the interest of the whole city because we propose to close out this splendid stock of merchandise on the same basis as we bought it—Exactly 50 cents on the dollar. J. E. Scase carried strictly first class merchandise and sold everything at very reasonable prices and now we present the opport unity to our customers to buy anything in this stock at just of Scases regular prices. Goods are Checked and Reticketed, All is Ready, Sale Opens Tomorrow at 9 a. m. Whatever you do don't miss the opening of this extraordinary sale. We have secured extra salespeople and expect to wait on the largest crowd in the history of this store tomorrow. Remember an opportunity like this only comes once in many years—You are offered desirable and seasonable merchandise at away below manufacturers cost and the stock can't last but a very short time—Come! Values here that will simply amase you, W. J. DONELAN & CO. Dress Goods Scase's 18c Napkins go at 9c ea. Scase's 10c Napkins go at 5c ea. Scase's 8c Napkins go at 4c ea. Regular 35c grade good Bleach ed Table Damask, on 1 *71 sale at a yard 112C Elegant Pure Linen Irish Dam ask, 2 yards wide, in choice pat terns, while it lasts a yard, only Li 500 pairs Women's splendid 50c to 69c grades silk lisle hose, with garter tops, also choice styles in 33c lace hosiery at a pair Men's best 15c black, fancy hosiery in this great sale at colored and 11c Men's 20c and 35c Hosiery, black, col ors and a good range of fancy 1A styles at a pair jC Men's best 50c silk lisle hosiery in plain colors and embroidered 97#% and lace styles a pair .Li 79c Linen Napkins Heavy Weight Pure German Linen Silver Bleached Napkins, good size, Scase's price, $2.00 per dozen, Our Price... J. E. Scase Stock of White Goods, Linens 50c on the Dollar Scase's $2.00 Heavy German Linen Silver Bleached Napkins, while they last, our price Large size extra heavy German Napkins sold by J. E. Scase at $2.50, our ffl OC price 31 *£3 Hemmed Napkins of splendid Bleached Linen, sold by J. E. Scase at $1.25 dozen, Clr our price only UJL Round Linen Napkins with fringe, in 3 different sizes: 98c 98c doz One lot of excellent quality White India Linen, sold by J. E. Scase at 15c a yard while it lasts our price 71. is /2C Sca~ best 20c grade India Lin ens, both White and Black our $?a. 10c Scase's splendid 25c quality In dia Linen, White and Black, while it lasts, our .1 "li pirce, yard I DONELAN'S E A A Sale of $1 Kid Gloves 69c At 400 Pairs of durable and dressy 2-clasp Kid Glaves," made of good smooth stock and well stitch ed, all sizes in Black, White, Tan, Brown, Grey, Green, Navy, Wine and Modes, splendid value at $1.00 a pair, on sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday at a piair 0 jC Bargains in Waists and Petticoats One lot of 15 dozen $1.25 and $1.50 Lingerie and Tailored Waists, in Black, White and Colors, all colors. 79c each Broken lot of $3.50 and $5.00 Colored Taffeta Silk —also White and Colored Net Waists—while they last $1.95 each $1.25 Petticoats of Hydegrade Cloth, Black and Colors, witU. wide tailored and embroidered flounces, 84c each W O N E A N & O A N L2X, Very fine Imported Dotted Swisses, sold by J. E. Scase at 50c a yard, 7K/ our price £3C 48-inch White French Lawn and Organdies, sold by J. E. Scase at 75c a yard we are cloging it out at a 37V yard JI2C 36x72 inch Fine Bleached Bol ster Slips, Scase's price, 1 "71 35c, our price I 2C a pair Millinery Dept. Closing out all remaining Ladies', and Misses' Trimmed Hats at about V*. Prices. of Former Bed Spreads Genuine White Marseilles Bed spreads, in an assortment of choice designs, Scase's price, $1.75, °ur Q71/» Price... O/2V Sale of Men's Ties 2k 5c Scase's 10c and I2%c Fancy Braids, while they last, our price A splendid assortment of Braids, Insertions and Fancy Edges, sold by J. E. Scase at 50c a yard, our price, only £3C Men's Regular 25c new Four-in-Hand Ties, made of fine Bengallne Silk, in 12 dif ferent colors-, on sale this week at 1254c Towels Size 22x40 inch Extra Heavy Double Thread Unbleached Tur kish Towels, Scase's price, 20c, Our Scases* stock of Fine Trimmings,Braids,Laces At Just Half Hundreds of yards of pretty Trimming Braids, Lace Bands Persian Edges and Insertions, Medallions, Appliques, etc., in all widths and all good colors, to be closed out here beginning tomor row at half and less than half of Scase's prices. All of Scase's 2c and 3c Braids and Cords, closing out at a yard Scase's 5c Braids Cords at .... 1c Scases* Towels and Crash at Half Scase's 15c good heavy double thread Turkish Towels, 7*/» our price 12CN Scase's 20c extra size very heavy Turkish Towels A closing out at IUC DONELAN'S The Last Call Coats Suits Wraps Entire remaining stock marked down to almost "Give Away" Priccs for a complete clearance-You've never seen such bargains as these before. Closing out all Women's good winter Coats, sold at $5 to $8 each, Beginning tomorrow, Take your pick Misses' splendid $10 Kersey, Rough Worsted and Novelty Mixed Coats, all reduced a to each 4.3U Lot of Ladies' $5 and $6.50 Skirts, black and colored Panama, Serge and Novelty ClotH, odd sizes, closing out at each Last mark down on Ladies' stylish tailor made Suit's, handsome styles, regularly sold at $17.50, $20 and $25 each, all go In one lot tomorrow, while they last only. .2.90 Big lot of our $1.25 Flannelette Wrap pers and long Kimonas 7£r marked down to I 3C 10C each Price. Scase's $1.00 Over Laces am! Lace s, Yokings in Black and WKite, our price CA a yard .3UL Elegant Black, White and Ecru Lace Yokings, sold by Scase at $1.98 a yard, our QCr price, only Jl, Scase's 75c rich wide Oriental Laces, while they last 071/. our price JI2L Pretty Cream Oriental Laces, sold by Scase at 30c and 1 C_ 35c yd., our price I JL Pure Linen Huck Towels, hem stitched, size 18x36, sold by J. E. Scase at 30c, 1 Cr our price IJC Scase's 12^0 Unbleached heavy Linen Crash, while it lasts, our price 6k regularly 1.95 Entire remaining stock of fine Broad cloth, Kersey and Velour Coats, worth from $15 to $27.50 each, 7 CA take your pick at only «3U 9.90 Lot of Misses' and Children's Winter Coats, sold at $3.95 to $5 each, both long and short styles, sizes 1 A 2 to 14 years, your choice Fine lot of Misses' and Children's $t.50 well tailored long Coats in good colors and 1 7C all sizes J.uJ