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$&2Q li $ iV K- •J?, *K- "C- r^, iX S,\i 1 'ft#* V. C" •, V~\!} 4 A A 1 T' *, Hi „.. 2^' /vX,1 1 1 TOLU1EE 0 5 A WAT wl. r/-..7!SQ AT COMMERCIAL ASSO- CIATION ROOM® BR1NQ8 OUT MANY »*OINT8 REQAROINQ MU NICIPAL 0WNER8HIP. & Of COMMITTEE WILL INVESTIGATE PLAN DATA WILL BE SECURED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE VOTERS BE- FORE THE QUESTION 18 SUBMIT- ii TED AT THE SPECIAL ELECTION The committee selected by Chair man J. C. Jordan to make the in vestigation of the water works pur chase is composed of H. L. Water man, T. H. Plckler, 8. H. Harper, F. von Schrader anM« T. Hack worth. The wisdom of buying the water works by the city was discussed pro and con last night at a meeting of the citizens in the rooms of the Commer cial association. A large crowd of public spirited Ottumwans was pre sent. The consensus of opinion finally crystallized into a motion authorizing the chairman to appoint a committee of five persons to thoroughly investi gate what was said and done at the meeting and likewise go over the data secured by Engineer J. T. Brady in his investigation of the value of the local plant, as well as to secure any and all data of value that shall be known by the people before the question of muniqipal ownership of the plant be placed before the voters in November. The meqUng-wAa foot a: one-sided af-. fair. On the contrary there were a number present who had views for and against the proposition. Th?, larger element seemed to take the- view that the city is up against a peculiar situ ation wheTe something should be done toward the settlement of the water question in Ottumwa, and this lent to the prospect of the measure being car ried in the special election by the voters. Finances Favorable. Mayor S. P. Hartman was quizzed ou all sides relative to the condition of the i.ity at present to consider the pro position from a financial standpoint. He also went into the work thus far done by the council in handling the water matter. The finances of the city were shown by the mayor to be such as to permit the bonding of the project and still keep within the legal indebtedness of the city. Equip Plant in Five Years. The expert engineer's plan which was adopted by the present company when the franchise was granted it, and which was to place the plant on a standard of efficiency that was thought satisfactory at the t[me, can be fulfitled according to the mayor's statement by an expenditure c: about $130,000 and this sum he said could be raised by the rentals, the five mill levy and the amount at present avail able from the water fund which re presents some $85,000. Mayor Hart man contented that if owned by the city the quality of the water would be Improved and the number of patrons Increased, and this said he. would in crease the revenue. This revenue coupled with the regular water levy Would provide enough money to pay' for the oonds as they mature the first Ave years, and a sum in excess to ppplv on improvements. He thought t'.at by the end of that period the improve ments might be made to bring tile plant up to the needs. Hoglund Figures are High. Former Alderman B. Hoglund was called upon for some remarks and his long experience in the railroad w&ter service on. the Burlington route, lent no little importance to his remarks. His view of the cost that the needed Improvements would require, was far In excess of that expressed by Mayor Hartman in behalf of the council. Mr. Hoglund approved of an entirely new and different plan of filtration. He would scrap the filter now in use, say ing that it is obsolete. The piping in the mains was found fault with as in adequate in his opinion to supply the demands made upon it. In this he met opposition and it was said that at present the mains carry not only eighty pounds pressure, but in some parts of the city as high as 135 pounds. Mr. Hoglund contended that if the plans adopted by the water company at the time the franchise was granted were brought to a completion, the plant would then be inadequate to serve the needs for quality and fire protection. The sum needed to equip tie plant according to his theory would reach $550,000. ^,' Much Waste Here. In the course of his remarks, Mr. Hoglund told of a conversation with Engineer P. Lawler of the Burlington water plant, who once looked over the Mtir-fifi F*S*EAR- Dolliver Said To Be In Serious Condition Today Ft. Dodge, Oct. 12.—(Special) —Miss Gay Dolliver has been summoned by the serious illness of Senator Dolliver. She ar rived in Fort Dodge today at noon and hurried to the bed side of the senator. The attend ing physicians held a consulta tion .yesterday afternoon but they made no statement at that time as to the condition of their patient. The physicians attending the senator, who is suffering from stomach trouble, said today his condition was serious, but not critical. PENNY POSTAGE IS PROPHESIED POSTMASTER,GENERAL ALSO BE LIEVES DEFICIT WILL DISAP PEAR THI8 YEAR. Washington,, D. C., Oct. 12.—"Before the close of another fiscal year the federal postal establishment will be come self-supporting. This will be ac complished without curtailing in the slightest the service rendered or les sening in any respect its efficiency." This statement was made by Post master General Hitchcock in connec tion with the announcement that he had submitted to the treasury depart ment h's estimate for appropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Many labor saving devices have been introduced in the postoffice and by an effective re-organization Hitchcock believes the delict which, a few years ago reached $17,000,000 will be wiped out. Penny Postage Coming.' Hitchcock is convinced that "penny postage is not the "irridescent dream' it has been declared to be, he is almost prepared to assert it is now.in sight as a^pr^ctlcal businesa^propoaitien.H For the fiscal year 1912, the estl mates aggregate $260,733,945, an in-, crease..of only $6,S26,925 over the ap propriations for the current year. This is an increase of only 2.8, the small est In years. RAMSAY IS INDICTED Albia Man Who Defrauded Insurance Company and Bank Out of ,,, $70,000. Albia, Oct. 12.—(Special.)—The grand jury returned five true bills against W. C. Ramsay late yesterday afternoon for defrauding a Des Moines insurance company and a Burlington bank out of $70,000- Two indictments for forgery, two for uttering forged instruments and one for obtaining money under false pretenses. The de fendant is expected to enter a plea of guilty and will receive sentence as soon as his case can be reached. The case of L. W. Stason et al vs. the City of Albia for severence from the municipality was called today and will close the docket ot the September term of court. CROP REPORT SHOWS-GAINS RECORD YIELD OF CORN INDI CATED IN FIGURES MADE PUBLIC- AT WASHINGTON. Washington, D.-** C. OcJ 12.—The production of. spring wheat as esti mated by the crop reporting board for 1910 was 233,4(n,00"D bushels, com pared with 290,823,000 bushels in_1909, the yield per acre bping 11.8 bushels, compared with 15.8 in 1909 and 13.7 the ten year average. The quality was 94.1 per cent compared with 86.2 the ten year average. The production of all wheat for 1910 was 691,769,0vo bushels compared with 737,189,000 bushels in 1909, the yield per acrp being 14.2 bushels com pared with 15.8 in 1909, and 14.1 tin ten year average. The quality was 93.1 per cent. The corn crop was 80.3 per cent of a normal on Oct. 1, or at time of harvest, compared with 73.8 a year ago, and 78.4 the ten year average, according to the crop reporting board of the department of agriculture. The production of oats for 1910 was 1,096,396,000 bushels compared with 1,007,353,000 bushels in 1909, the yield per acre being 31.9 bushels compared with 30.3 in 1909, and 29.5 the ten year average. The quality was .^- WWW gJffiW4 OTTUliWA. 93.8 per cent compared with 86.1 the ten year average. The production of barely for 1910 was 158,138,000 .bushels compared with 170,284,000 bushels in 1909, the yield per acre being 22.4 bushels com pared with 24.3 in 1909, and 25.7 the ten year average. The quality was 88.1 per cent compared with 86.9 the ten year average. *r \iJ™lL ,\ jV RrX'i** U,L "'t V-.v WAPELIiO FRANCE TIED IIP BY A BIG RAIL STRIKE INDUSTRIES OF ENTIRE COUNTRY ARE THREATENED AND IT 18 FEARED THE TROUBLE WILL BE OF REVOLUTIONARY NATURE. Paris, Oct. 12.—The French govern ment is today confronted with a strike of railroad employes that is rapidly spreading throughout the re public and threatens to become gen eral by tomorrow. In that event 300, 000 men will be involved. Traffic is disorganized and the railroad man agers cannot possibly cope with the situation. It is upon the government, therefore, the burden of the situation rests. The cabinet is determined to take .the bull by the horns and has called the strikers to the colors in their capacity as reservists. The strikers declare they will not respond, holding the law prohibiting for military organization did not Intend to make It impossible for trainmen to protest ef fectively against conditions of labor which they consider unfair. This issue between the government and tffe strikers constitutes the most serious phase of the situation. The reservists who fail to report for duty may be de clared deserters and dealt with ac cordingly. May Paralyze Industry. Leaders of the French workingmen, generally, threaten a gigantic move to paralyze the activities of the whole country and the situation is consid ered very grave. The extension of the strike east and south has practically isolated Paris, which is threatened with famine. The strikers are resorting to riotous acts. The air brakes on an express train were cut and the train narrowly escaped destruction. The doors of the cars on a freight train were smashed and' the entire cargo 1 of live cattle yed. Cologne, Germany, Oct. 12—-Railway traffic between this city and France is at a standstill today. Arrangements were made to send the French mail into France via Jeumont on the frontier of France. Observers of the situation fear the strike will assume a revolutionary character. TAFT'S AUTO 8TRUCK BOY. Quick Work of Abel Long, One of the Executive's Chauffeurs, Saved Child's Life. Beverly, Oct. 12.—While running through Salem one of the white house automobiles, occupied by Mrs. Taft and two of her sisters, struck six-year-old Wilfred Crowell. Only the quickest work on the part of Abel Long, one of the executive chauffeurs, saved the child's life. The little fellow dashed across the street directly in front of the car. The child was taken to the Salem hospital. Mrs. Taft visited the hospital this morning and had the Satisfaction of seeing the boy discharged and taken home. ., KEOTA IS LEFT OUT OF SURVEY FAILURE TO BUY STOCK LOSES INTERURBAN FOR THAT CITY —ROUTE CHANGED. Through the failure of Keota to buy stock in the project the Iowa City-Ot tumwa interurban line has veered its course from that city and as a result Keota will be passed up by the line. Anew survey under the direction of B. J. Arnold, an expert engineer of Chi cago, will be made. The route to be traversed by the line since the leaving out of Keota, will take in Green town ship in Iowa county. August Steffen of Davenport, met the Iowa City pro jectors of the road and favored the change as Keota failed to purchase stock- and the Green township people will purchase $50,000 worth of stock and furnish right of way. Information has been received by F. W. Simmons confirming the resur vey of the line from R. C. Campbell, chief of those who have been inter ested in securing foreign capital for the Hne. The communication from Mr. Campbell stated that an engineering firm would go over the line to verify the survey of Engineer Kettle we 11 which was made some time ago. If the report of the engineers in the re survey of the line verify the former report, the financial ipen and experts will be on the ground within thirty days. The action taken Dy the north ern end of the enterprise in dropping Keota may be adhered to along the route where indifference is displayed, as the plan is to push the project to a conclusion without delay. & PEL OF BETTER HARVEST OF PORKERS. S How to- increase the Iowa 1.0,5 nu merically and how best to prepare the finished product was told to a number of Wapello county farmers and Ot tumwa women this morning in the lectures given by the instructors on the Rock Island "Breakfast Bacon" special, which stopped for a half hour at the Union depot. Among the speakers were Major T. P. Spilman and W. B. Ramsell of the John Morrell Packing company, who talk to children on the packing house industry. The talk on hog raising this morn ing was given by George Godfrey, of the animal industry department of Ames college. The domestic science talk, which dealt with the cooking and dainty serving of pork and pork products,- was delivered by Miss Neale 8. Knowles of the domestic science de partment of the Ames school. The lectures were illustrated by charts. Those on the Train. The officials and instructors on the train are: H. M. Cottrell.' "commissioner of agriculture, Rock Island lines in charge. A. W. Kelso, superintendent Des Moines valley lines. A. W. Eberhart, division freight agent, Des Moines. J. P. Stephens, traveling freight agent, Des Moines. O. B. McNamee, division agent, Des Moines. John Dulin,' road master, Oskaloosa. R. K. Bliss, animal husbandry 4e pai'tment Iowa state college. George Godfrey, animal husbandry department Iowa State college. Robert Graham, aniQial husbandry, department lowat State college. Miss Neale S. Knowles, domestic science department, Iowa State, col lege. Miss Helen L. Watts, domestic science department, Iowa State col JggQ, Major T. P. Spilman, Morrell & Co., Ottumwa. W. B. Ramsell, Morrell & Co., Ot tumwa. C. A. Bartell, private secretary to H. M. Cottrell, agricultural commerce and publicity men of tha trip. On H°9 Breeding. Professor George Godfrey "in his hog talk said in part as follows: Statistics gathered from Iowa farms show that one-fourth of the farmers of (Coninued on Page 8.) SOUTHERN CITIES GAIN Louisville has 223,928, Lexington Jumps 8,730, Charlotte, N. C., Has 34,014. Washington, D. C., Oct. 12.—Popula tion statistics were made public for the following cities: Louisville, Ky., 223,928, an increase of 19,197 over 204, 731 in 1900 Lexington, Ky., 35,099, an increase of 8,730 over 26,369 Charlotte N. C., 34,014, an increase of 15,923 over 18,091 in 1900 Shreveport, La., 28,015, an increase of 12,002 over 16,013 in 1900 Roanoke, Va„ 34.874, an increase of 13,379 over 21,495 Tampa., Fla., 38,524, an increase of 22,685 over 15,839. Policeman's Assailant Caught. Ft. Dodge, Dct... 12.—(Special.)— George Halligan, under indictment, charged with assault to do great bodily harm, in an attack on Policeman Wal berg and who jumped his bail, was captured this morning by Sheriff Lund. INFANT MYSTERY CLEARING. Burlington Babe Found In River Born At St. Francis Hospital. Bv.rlington, Oct. 12.—(Special.)— The mystery surrounding the murder 61 an infant child whose body was found in the river Friday is being cleared up by the police. The child was born to a woman giving tne name of Mrs. Johnston ,at St. Francis hospi tal three weeks ago. She entered thft hospital August 6 and was discharged October 6. The woman' had been traced from place to place and the police thinks she was unmarried and destroyed the child to escape the shame of exposure. She has dis appeared but the police think they will capture her. Flying Machine at Iowa City. Iowa City, Oct. 12.—(Special.)— The flying machine of Captain Frank S. Baldwin who will make flights over Iowa City today and Th.r^day at the fall festival has arrived and is on exhibition at the Johnson county fair grounds and hundreds of people are flocking there to inspect the for crafe. Captain Baldwin is in c. ar o. Lv? «®ss^'i|p« teg#" SW •J(ry, IOWA* THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1910. NEEDED IN IOWA BREAKFA8T BACON SPECIAL ON ROCK I8LAND PREACHES GOS Albert F. .• Chicago, Oct. 12.—Columbus day is being observed as a legal holiday in Illinois today. The banks and ex changes are closed. The chief feature in the state was the presence of Col. Roosevelt at Peoria, where he was scheduled to arrive early this after noon. During the afternoon he will visit Archbishop Spaulding, later will attend a reception by the Knights of Columbus, and tonight will deliver the principal address at a banquet given by that organization. In Chicago there was a parade -of Italian societies, religious services in the Catholic churches, and a pageant COUNT* BONDS ARRIVE TODAY ISSUE OF $60,000 WILL BE SOLD WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19—BIDS OPEN TO ALL. 'sv The bonds authorized recently bS the board of supervisors for the pay ment of outstanding warrants, were received today from the printers in Chicago by Auditor C. W. McCarty. Treasurer J. V. Curran states that the sale of the bonds will not be completed before Wednesday, October 19 at 10 a. m. Bids will be received from local capitalists as wel1 as bond orrj8 /nopos ltiai.io)K]H Oltqa Dawson Will Tell Voters Of The Issues of The Campaign 4,T. "ALPEBtTv K^DAWSON^ .MSI..':, The voters of Ottumyra and Wapello county will, have an opportun ity tomorrow, night at the Grand opera house of hearing one of the best informed republicans in Iowa on the IssueB of the campaign. Hon. Albert F. Dawson, congressman from the second district, will be the speaker. Chairman Lew H. Young will have a reception committee meet Mr. Dawson at the train tomorrow, and the Fifty-fourth regi ment bahd will be engaged tor the meeting in the evening. Columbus Day Observed I i4s a Holiday in Twelve Arms, and every one interested in the sale of the bonds will be »iven an opportunity to make a bid on the issue. The amount of bonds in the issue reaches the sum of $66,000 of a five per cent county fundif.f tv -p White, a repre sentative of George M. Bechtl & Co.. of Davenport, is in the city today and visited the court house. Bond houses from various cities have communicat ed with Treasurer Curran and it is ex pected that a large number of firms and Individuals will enter bids. Wedding at Marshalltown.\ Marshalltown. Oct. 12.—(Special.)— Miss Mildred Horton, elder daughter of Colonel C. C. Harton, cammendant of the Soldier's Hom%was married to day at noon to James M. Brockway of Letts. v&t representing the landing of Columbus. In eleven other states—California, Colorado, Connectuict, Massachussets, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mon tana, New York, New Jersey, an? Pennsylvania the day is a legal holi day. In Boston a parade of 60,000 men was reviewed by President Taft, Gov. Draper, Mayor Fitzgerald and Arch bishop O'Connell. In New York all the exchanges were closed today on ac count of ColumbuB day. Vice President Sherman, Senator Larimer and United States Judge Grosscup will be among the guests at a banquet by the Chicago Knights of Columbus tonight. C0L.R00SJEVELT IN AEROPLANE AVIATOR HOXSEY TAKES FORM ER PRESIDENT AT MILE A MINUTE RATE. St Louis, Oct. 12.—Theodore Roose velt late yesterday sought .new worlds to conquer. Unlike Alexander, he had his ambition gratified when he sailed through the air in an aeroplane at mile a minute clip. Arch Hoxsey, a Wright aviator, was the one who achieved the honor of putting the former president "up in .the air." The flight, which was made iat the Kinloch aviation field, was watched by thousands of persons. It lasted three minutes and twenty sec onds. Four and one-half miles were covered. The flight was not premediated. M** Roosevelt went out to the aviation field merely as a spectator. He south' to examine the machine, Hoxsey sug gested he would like a passenger Mr. R00..1 yanked off his hat and frock coat, donned a leather jacket and cap, and clamored aboard with scarcely word. The protests of Governor Hart ley and and other hiq officials in tii» colonel's entourage failed to stop him. After it was all over Mr. Roosevelt said the trip was great and wished he could have taken a longer one. At one time during the four minute trip through the air Mr. Roosevelt nearly .threw Aviator Hoxley into hys terics by waving his hat at the crowd below, neEirly^upsetting the machine. COUNCIL I I ARE QUENCHED EARLY THIS AFTERNOON ,AND MEMBER8 DE PART FOR THEIR HOME3. £j After quenching the council Are early this afternoon, the hundrcis of Re,] Men who have been camping in Ottumwa this week, smoking the pipe of peace juaong the paleface*,. transacting Business of lmportarlci to the tribes over the state* are leaving this afternoon for their tepees in var ious parts of the reservation of Iowa. The twenty-seventh great sun session of the great council of the Improved Order of Red Men of the reservation of Iowa has passed into history. Early this afternoon marked the quenching of the council vfire, not to be re kindled until Abe second Tuesday in October, 1911, Jn the wigwam at Dea Moines. The great council session of the Degree of Pocahontas, the auxil iary of the Ijted Men, also quenched its council fire early this afternoon and adjourned to meet in Des Moines next year with the Red Men. In order to complete the business before them so they could adjourn early, neither order took a noon recess today, but con tinued on and for this reason the meet ings adjourned earlier than scheduled. The most important feature of this morning's council of the Red Men was the selection of Des Moines as the place of holding the great council in 1911, Des Moines had no opposition for the meeting. Deputy Great Incohenee, W. f' /I' NUMBER 28 1 1 FIRE8 OF BOTH ORDERS "m |S -*w LC:\ I tSTS FOR ONLY& TWO OF THE OFFICES DENISO.M MAN EJECTED ON 8EO 4* OND BALLOT MRS ANNA GORE OF HOCKING 18 GREAT POCA HONTAS DES MOINES IN 1911. NEW RED MEN OFFICERS Great Prophet—B. G. O'Brien, Muscatine. Great Sachem—Herman Roach, Council Bluffs, Great Senior Sagamore—J. •I F. Rail, Cedar Rapids. Great Junior Sagamore—Carl F. Kuehnle, Denison. Great Chief of Records—Frank A. Day, Des Moines. Great Keeper of Wampum—E. R. Campbell, Burlington. Great Representative—R. G. Priebe, Des Moines. B. Kef- fer of Des Moines, on behalf of the cit izens of Des Moines, extended an Invi tation to hold the meeting there and Great Chief of Records Frank A. Day was instructed to cast the unanimous vote of the great chiefs assembled, for the capital city. Ottumwan Is Honored/? Thomas J. Lancey, keeper of wam pum of Waneta tribe No. 19, was hon ored this morning by Great Sachem Herman Rosch in being appointed to the office of Great Guard of the Wig wam. The raising of the great chiefs was the final work of the great council In Ottumwa. Deputy Great Incohonee W. B. Keffer raised the chiefs to their various stumps. Great Sachem Herman Rosch took the chair and announced his appointments, among them being that of Thomas J. Lancey of Ottumwa. His other appointments were Joe New ell of Des Moines, great srnnap P. Deltner of Clinton great Mishnewa, P. G. S. Thirteen Charters Granted. The great council J, Past Grand Sachem E. G. O'Brien of Muscatine presided at thiB morning's session of the great council. Past Grand Sachem W. B. Keffer of Des Moines was reported in the forest and was escorted to the great council. Mr. Keffer was great sachem of the great council here but was unable to be pres ent on account of court duties In Des Moines. A delegation composed of O. W. Wheeler, P. D. Swick and J. F. Ball was named to call upon the great coun cil of the Degree of Pocahontas and extend words of greeting. Past Grand Sachera W. B. Keffer presented to the great council his commission as special deputy great incohenee of Iowa. He then delivered en interesting long talk to the delegates of the great council on the gcod of the or 'er. A warrant In the sv.m of $°8S.98 was ordered drawn for the milep"e per diem of the dele pates. Some slight changes were made in the general law of the order to con form with the laws as changed by the great council of the United States, which was held in Toledo, Ohio. ,v$! O'Brien Presides. "3 jfr granted thirte€(n charters. The tribes receiving the char ters were: Neamah Tribe, No. 138, Mt. Vernon|: (Coninued on Page i.) -3 V' iB&k,-? A li.