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•.^iz!: 1 1 TUESDAY, November 22, 1910, FIREMEN ARE TOLD POSITION li bP F. AND E- INFORMED BY PRESIDENT OF ATTITUDE IN ENGINEERS' FIGHT. S IS POSSIBLE ~.i '•-•.:• "v Members Who Are Running Urged to Stand by Action of B. of L. E. Whether They Participate f|i Vote or Not. mm •Sfei. A t!': As there is' considerable talk of a Strike by the engineers on sixty-two railroads west of Chicago, the effect of such a strike upon the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers has been considered by that organiza tion. The president of the B. of L. F. and E. has written the local lodges in the affected, districts telling the posi ,c tion to be taken in the event of a W' Btrike should such be called. The en Lgineers do not as a whole take seri «usly the thought of a ptrike and be fLIUeve that ultimately a better under standing can be reached between the -conference committee of managers and the B. of L. B. The fact that the negotiations have been broken off and -that strike ballots are being cir jv«ulsted among the Brotherhood of en dneers lehds some color to the strike theory. However, the number of roads affected and the immense scope of territory affected by such a strike, may be the means of bringing pres- aura to bear whereby arbitration or a more satisfactory agreement can be made to dispel the strike clouds. The yigt-pin wanted fifteen per cent in crease ud the roads will meet the de mands about half way and thus the TiRisking off of. negotiations and the lending oat of the strike ballots. Carter's Letter. The attitade of the firemen's organi sation te the matter is clearly set forth In ttM following letter from W. L. Car ter* president of the B. of L. F. and E, which follows: To Recording Secretaries. Local Chair- MM and General Chairmen, West em Federated District. Bear Sirs and Brothers: The Chicago daily papers, and Other papsfp publishing Associated Press reports of NOT. 8,1910, My understanding of the matter is that -the western association of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers is composed of the general chairmen ot the railway systems in the western section of th$ country, and that they have asked for certain Increase in wages for engineers. I do. not under stand that they have asked for any thing that was not fair to the mem bers of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers. I understand they have exhausted all their efforts to secure the increase in wages for locomotive engineers through negotia tions w.ih the conference committee of managers, and now are taking, a strike vote because they have failed to 'secure an increase In "wages fbr the engineers they represent. Wsnt Information. Already, numerous letters are being received from members of our organi zation throughout the western coun try, asking what will be the attitude of otot brotherhood toward the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers in this their time of trouble, and others asking what is to be done by engineers who are members of our brotherhood. I will answer these let tars oollectlvely in the following three questions and answers: 1. What shall be the attitude of the members of the Brotherhood of Loco motlve Firemen and Enginemen toward the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers canvassing a strike vote? In reply to the foregoing, I can only quote from quarterly report No. 2, which is as follows: "Unfortunately there is a feeling of resentment among our members in the west because of the attitude assumed by many members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers when it ap peared that our brotherhood would be come Involved in a strike. While It may be a natural instinct to "pay back In like measure," I sincerely hope that no member of this brotherhood will giro expression to any language which »yn be used by the officials of the railways In their efforts to defeat a wage movement by that organization. Whllo it is very difficult for our mem ben to "return good for evil," it will be a great credit to our brotherhood if we do that very thing. No matter what the members of another organi zation said about us during the most critical period of our negotiations, let our members say nothing* but good words for others, and in the end we will be benefitted thereby. Members Must Decide, t. Shall engineer members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen cast their vote for or against a strike of the locomotive en gineers, when requested to do so by the committee of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers? In answer to the foregoing, would say that this is a matter for each en glneer member of this brotherhood to decide for himself. He has a right to refuse to cast his ballot either for or against a strike, but, having re fused to express his choice, he should not complain at the results. If he is opposed to a strike of engineers, and is In favor of the Brotherhood of Loco irintlTe Engineers accepting the prop OASTORIA for Infants ami Children, 5£- wli m»¥ ositions made by the conference com mittee of managers, he would vote accordingly if he is in favor of leav ing the service of the company rather than accept the last proposition of the conference committee of managers, he would vote in a manner that would ex press his wish. Inasmuch as the re sult of this ballot must necessarily af fect all engineers seriously, it would probably be wise for all engineers, re gardless of their affiliations with any organization, to express their choice in the matter, if requested to do so. Stand by Engineers. 3. In the event of a strike of en gineers on western roads legally or dered by the Brotherhood of Loco motive Engineers to maintain their de mands for increased wages, what will be the attitude of engineer members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen? In answer to the foregoing, will say that if the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, representing a majority of the engineers on the roads affected, order a strike, after having received a two-thirds majority of all engineers voting, it woifld be a legal strike, and the sngineer members of this brother hood, would be obligated, under the usages of labor organizations to act the part of men. Under no circum stance", should they remain on their engines as engineers and assist in breaking the strike. Let it be understood that the same policy that we expect adopted toward our brotherhood in the event of a legal strike of firemen, we must ex tend to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers in the event of a legal strike ,of engineers, so long as they represent a majority of the engineers on the systems involved. There being no strike of firemen and hostlers in this Instance our firemen and hostler members should remain at work and maintain their contracts. If ever the time comes when the in terests of the men who run and fire locomotives are paramount, such a trying situation will never again arise, for all engineers and firemen will unite in joint schedule of wages and working condition^. If this can be brought about with two organiza tions in the. field, as is done by the Order of Railway Conductors and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, then there should be but one organi zation of enginemen. M. announced that negotiations between the committee representing the members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the conference committee of man agers of western railways had been broken off and that the general chair man jbf the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers were returning to their re spective roads to poll the engineers employed thereon to ascertain if they desired to leave the service of the company in a strike, or to accept the best propositions made by the confer itee committee of managers. Yours fraternally, W. L. Carter, President. GRINNELL. The past week has been observed here as the annual "week of prayer," and special services have been, held stnee last Sunday. On that day! *ReV. P. F. Martson, pastor of the New Eng land Congi egatlonal church of Chi cago. preached both morning and evening and at vespers. He also spoke in chapel Monday morning and before a joint meeting of the associations in the evening. Rev. Mr. Martson's talks were rll decidedly pleasing and help ful. Ha has a command of language and grace of delivery which makes him an unusually effective speaker. He made himself quite popular with the students and others during his short stay. Thursday evening Rev. F. W. Hodg djn of the Plymouth Church. Pes Moines, addressed a second Joint as fcciatlon meeting In Herrick chapel. Mr. Hodgrdon has spoken in Grinnell several times and on this occasion his talk was up to his usual high stand ard. Two of the three jdrls' literary so cieties held their elections for new nembers last week, choosing the fol lowing as# members: 'Ellis society—Mabel Blair, Grinnell Maud Pingfey. Coon Rapids: Helen Miller, Grinnell Ruth Suckow. Daven port: Blanche Stone, Grinnell Mar garet Walla.ser, Charles City: Hilda Porter. Oskaloosa: Hildred De Lano, Lone Tree Mamie TurniDseed. Well man Bess Pidenstucker. Jewell Junc tion Anne Noble, Grinnell Christine Swanson, Des Moines Inex Essick, Des Moines: Mafgaret Haas, Eldora Gladys Coulter, Southerland: Marie Carson, Tama Ruth Smith, Ida Grove Jiianlta Foster. Newton and Gardys Troutner. Charles City. _*" Phi Delph society—Elizabeth Sher man, Des Moines: Olea Waller. Ke wanee. 111. Martha Kassel, Cresco: Ida Weaver, Muscatine Coral Mteyer, Hampton Ada Pingrey, Coon Rapids, and Mary Montgomery. Goldfleld. The vacancy on the *12 annual bogird caused by the resignation of Russell Hatter, has been filled by William Stackable, of Mason City. President Main is at present in New York city on business connected with the new endowment campaign. The German club held a meeting on Tuesday evening and an Interesting program In German was given by members of the society. A large number of visitors are In Grinnell on account of the Cornell football game pnd Zeislfer recital. Professor Stelner has been out of town the. past week but will be back for Monday classes. SWEET CORN ENSILAGE. Doctor Colby of Lake Mills, Tries a New Experiment in Dairying. Lake Mills. Nov. 19— lSi-. .T. E. Colby, who is known as one of the largest sweet corn growers ip the state, and who puts ail his corn into the local cannery, is trying an experiment which will'be of great value to those interest ed in dairying. He erected a silo, which Is 18x32 feet, and this Is filled to the top with sweet corn ensilage. At the same time he purchased twenty-three head of thoroughbred Holsteins and now he is testing out thoroughly the value of sweet corn ensilage as a milk and butter fat producer. It will be watched with great interest. ANSWER IN FEDERAL COURT. Much Interest In Approaching Trial of Mayor Ingledue at Mar shal Itown. Marshalltown, Nov. 19.—Wide In terest is attached to the approaching hearing of Mayor O. L. Ingledue and nine others from this city, including Deputy Chief of Police M. Clark, Ser geant R. G. Goodale of the police de partment. Officer M. M. Haas and Dep uty Sheriff C. B. Nason, on a charge of interfering with a federal officer in the discharge of his duty. The case has been set in the federal court for Mon day. November 21, at Des Moines. The case is the result of the arrest Bears tne Signature of 4 WOULD CONFINE I TUBERCULOSIS STATE EXPERT SAYS WHITE PLAGUE SHOULD BE TREATED BY COMMUNITY. SCHOOL BOARD PRAISED Dr. A. E. Kepford Commends Examina* tion of Children and Urges Hospi talization of Patients Afflicted With Disease. "Iowa holds a distinguished placo among the leaders in the movement against tuberculosis, perhaps leading all other states In this movement by its having a department set apart in the state for the campaign against this dread disease," said Dr. A. E. Kepford of Des Moines, tuberculosis expert for the state board of control. Dr. Kepford was an overnight visitor in Ottumwa. The action taken by the legislature^ in lending the state's aid to the fight against tuberculosis, gives Iowa an unique position among the states. In other states the fight is carried on lo cally as to certain cities, but is not statewide as in Iowa. The First Lecturer, Dr. Kepford is the original lecturer on the subject ot tuberculosis and bis indefatigable efforts In enlightening the people about the dread destroyer, won for him the" position which for nearly five years past be has held with the state board of control. So busy has his work kept him, that he has been unable to take a vacation of any length since accepting charge of the department under the board of control and when on a leave of absence last winter his time was so taken with lec tures that he failed to get a vacation. He stated that now the fruits of the labors of those who have given their time and talents to the control of tu berculosis was becoming noticeable. He said that at present the good re sults are more apparent than at any time since he began lecturing on the subject. Dr. Kepford is in the move ment with his whole heart and soul and seems in his element when talk ing of the fight that is being waged on the disease. Limit Its Spreads "Hospitalization of the disease," said he, 'Ms a most important factor in the fight to control it and reduce the ravages it makes among human ity.. It Is essentially a social or com munity disease .and by community means can it best be fought. The value of this mode of treatment is easily apparent to anyone who has given thought to the matter. It being a social disease, the community should provide a place for its treatment. The reasons for this are manifold. The patient cannot get successful treatment at home and whether cured or not at the hospital, the danger of ipfection is limited to the place In which the patient is con fined. The disease is not inherited, but is a vegetable germ that is transmitted by contact with those infected. When the state finds that the health of the people is its greatest asset, we will have arrived at sound policies of statesmanship." Praises School Board. Dr. Kepford commented on the ac tion of the local school board in hav ing an inspection of the children in some of the schools, as was done by Dr. L. J. Baker at the instance of the board. He stated that the importance of this could not be overestimated and that it is essential to the proper care of the community generally, as well as the children, that such safeguards be .thrown about the schools, because of the great means such are for the spread of contagion where not watched. Use of tooth brushes by all, from the children to the aged, was also suggested as the-properthing, as some thing that should be practiced by all. He commented on the valuable aid he iV given on tiie board of contr^ by Dr. M. Bannister of this city, whom he said is an Inspiration to the work. The press was commended for the co-oper ation lent to the fight against the white plague. Dr. Kepford left this afternoon oyer the Ft Madison for Birmingham. WANTS A NORMAL .SCHOOL. Committee Will Visit Legislature Argue for State Institution-in Southwestern Iowa. J, to Des Moines, Nov. 19.—A movement is on foot in southwestern Iowa to se cure the location of a state normal college in that section of the country. They desire one which is located closer to their homes than the insti tution at Cedar Falls. A committee from that section of the state will appear before the state legis- "elded lature this winter and ask for the crea-1 tion of such an institution. Shenandoah business men will make an effort to .locate the proposed normal at thgt place. The Western Normal college is lo cated at Shenandoah and the lease of the present management of the col lege expires next year. The grounds and buildings are owned by the people of Shenandoah. They will make a proposition to the state legislature to give to the state absolutely the buildings and grounds of the Western Normal college if the legislature will,make a provision for!®"® to be located in Shenandoah. The business men of that city will have a committee before the legislature this winter with such a proposition. of E. E. Varf Wert, a federal officer W. H. Holt of Sioux City, a special Indian officer W. A. Talbert of Tama, a government Indian mission agent, and Rev. R. G. Smith of Tama, also a mission agent, who were trying to se cure evidence against a saloon for sell ing liquor to an Indian. The four offi cers were arrested and held in jail over Sunday, although bonds were offered for their release. The arrest was made on the night of Sept. 25, 1909, and has been continued /rora time to 'J it-1 4 2* wmmwA aw&xm is Candidate Far Senator Above is shown an excellent picture of Carl F. Franke, cLairman of the republican state central committee and an aspirant for the United States senatorship to succeed Senator Dol liver. Mr. Franke is a merchant in ParkerLburg and has been an active republican worker for several years. 1 OBITUARY. 1 Mary Elizabeth Breckenridge. Mary Elizabeth Messerly, wife of Dr Breckenridge, was born October 29, 1880, at Basil. Ohio, and died at Ot tumwa, la.. November/10, 1910, aged 30 years, 12 days. She was In the Sabath school from childhood as a scholar, and on June 17, 1893. she became a member of the Basil Trinity Reform church, and was confirmed by Dr. G. H. Leonard. She was married to William Kemper Breckenridge February 16, 1907. The ceremony was performed by Rev. R. Keene Ryan of Garfield Boulevard Presbyterian church of Chicago. To this union, one son, Roger Edward,was born. Mrs. Breckenridge was always very active in the service of her Master. She was superintendent of the primary department of Trinity Reformed Sabbath school for several years. She was president of the Y. P. S. C. E. a number of times, and served upon almost every committee of the society at various times. She was ready to do whatever her hands found to do—even to- the sacrifice of her twn pleasures Her pastors al -v/ayr found her ready to do whalaver she was asked to do. She not only did what she could but she urged the other young people to .do their work. By her example and faithfulness she was a good worker in the service of her Master. She leaves behind to mourn her de parture besides her husband, her little son, Roger Edward her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Messerly and three sisters and one brother, Lois Faye, Inez, Dorthy, and Vandorn Messerly. Mrs. Breckenridge was a thorough Christian and she proved her faith by her works and character. She was a faithful wife and mother and her home was the place of happiness and -joy to her. She was faithful in the. church as she had opportunity and was be loved by all who knew her. Wi be lieve that she is happy in her Lord whom she early had learned to trust, for the scripture says in Psalm 32nd "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah imputeth ndt Iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile." A short funeral service was held In the East End Presbyterian church at Ottumwa, Iowa. Rev. W. H. Hormel Funeral services was also held in the Reformed church at Basil, 0„ on Nov. 12, conducted by Rev. J. J. Gruber. —Contributed. OBfTUARY. Harriet S. Holly Jones. Harriet Shriver Holly was born in Big Flats, Chemung county, New York, March 28, 1838, and died November 14, 1910. She was united in marriage No vember 30, 1854, to William S, Jones, who passed to the home beyond four and a half years ago. After twelve years of residence in the state of their birth, they came to Iowa, where unt th the erection of another normal college j.. 'Y 4-^ Ua TV. a 1 ,s ii 1882, when they moved tQ 8Joux Fa us gouth Dakota. In 1897 returned to make Ottumwa their home once more. To this union were born eight children, five of whom sur vive their mother—Mrs. Kate Rain bow Alfred H., Ursula M., Robert and Clair Jones, all of Ottumwa, and one sister, Mrs. James Barnes of Red Wood Falls, Minnesota, and one granddaughter, Helen May opes Ottumwa, also survive her. When a young girl she united with the Bap tist church, of which she was a faith ful member until called to her reward. klnd and Deauuiui tuaj»v,w» true wife and her 8Weet 8pirit characte NOTED IOWA RE8T KNOWN and won many friends. Although frail in body for several years, her health seemed unusually good this fall and so brief was her fi nal iliness that many of her friends did not know of it until she had passed from them to the sleep that knows no waking. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jonathan Lee. Some of her fa vorite hymns were sung by Mrs. Cora Hansell, Mrs. Ella Menefee and Mrs. Letha Lawson, and Mrs. A. W. Slaught sang "Abide With Me." The beautiful flowers sent by her friends and neigh mors silently told of their respect and love for her. The body was laid to rest by the Bide J*-#' of her husband and infant daughter in the family lot In the Ot tumwa cemetery.—Contributed. Des Moines, Nov. 19.—Fuaeral serv ices for Mrs. Alice Cheek, wife of Jesse W\ Cheek, 830 Sixth avenue, who died November 15, were held at, the Central Presbyterian church, inter ment was'private In Woodland ceme tery. The Central Presbyterian church 'quartet sang. The Rev. George P. Ma gill, pastor, conducted the services. The pallbearers were Senator Lafay ette Young, Carroll Wright, John Chase, W. H. Lehman, W. H. Sheperd and Simon Casady. Mrs. Cheek has sung at more than 2,500 funerals and helped ease the sting of death by the sweet and sym pathetic tones of her voice. Everywhere civil war veterans talked of Mrs. Cheek's death. Not a gathering of the veterans has been deemed complete unless Mrs. Cheek was there to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Hall Colum bia." She has never missed a G. A. R. encampment nor a reunion of the Old Settlers. At these latter meetings her singing of "The Old Oaken Bucket," "Annie Laurie" and other old time fa vorites was always one of the events of the program. She has been singing ever since she was a little girl and possessed one of those voices which seem to grow more beautiful with age. She has sung at hundreds of events of state and nation al prominence, and was always ready to give her voice on any occasion. Probably no singer in the Country has sung at so many funerals. She'was an active member of Crocker Post Wom an's Relief Corps. Mrs. Cheek was 58 years of age and leaves besides her husband, Colonel J. W. Cheek, a son, Charles E. Cheek. Mrs. Cheek had been on almost every inauguration and other pro gram before the legislature the past forty years and always her singing of the old songs wa6 received with great enthusiasm. It was remarked by those who knew, that when last she sang before the legislature two years ago, despite her age, her voice was stronger and sweeter than ever before, If possible, and she stirred the admiration of all. TELLS OF WEDDING OF OTTUMWAN8. The Keokuk county News tells of the Michael-Spry welding as folr lows: The marriage of Olin H. Michael and Alice L, Spry took place at 8:00 o'clock p. m., Nov. 15 at the residence of Rev. Houghton, the officiating minister. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Spry of Ottumwa, received her education ia the schools of that city, has shown her energy and success in efforts of business and is widely known in the place of her residence. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Michael of Ottumwa, and has lived in that city since early child hood. He has for a number of years conducted a restaurant at that place. He is also a owner of land, and has before him a promising future. The future home of the happy pair will be for present the city of Ot tumwa. They came to Sigourney to visit their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. McCartney, the fornffer being a merchant of this place. The visit furnished them a desirable opportunity of getting married. Their wide cir cle of friends extends to them most hearty congratulations. FLUSH STREETS IN WINTER. W- City of Des Moines Will Try Non Freeze Compound on Pave ments This Winter. Des -Moines. Nov. 19—Notwithstand ing the fact that the thermometer may register zero or below, Des Moines will not be deprived of the daily visit of the street fiushers during the win ter months, if the experiment to be made by the department of streets and public improvements is successful. The department plans to flush the streets with a solution of calcium choride, which it is claimed will pre vent the water freezing on the streets. The approach of cold weather in former years has caused the flushing system of cleaning the streets to be abandoned even when the streets were free of" snow and ice, because of the fact that the water froze on the streets practically immediately. NEW CORN HUSKER CHALLENGE. Farm Hand Near Kewanee Claims to Have Bettered Recently Estab lished Record. Kewanee, 111., Nov. 18.—Porter C. Funderberg's corn husking record of 1,000 bushels in eight days has brought ,out a claimant with an even better record. Elmer Williams, on the John Arm strong farm in _Withersfleld lownship, south of the city, has picked 2,008 bushels in the last sixteen days. While the average per day is about the same for Funderberg and Williams, the fact that it was sustained twice as long by Williams Is regarded by corn piclters as greatly in his favor. New Rock Island Trains Sunday. Sldon, Nov. 19.— (Special.)— Two new passenger trains will be put on Sunday next. The present No. 1 and 2 will be called Nos. 25 and 30. No. 1 will arrive at Eldon from the east at 1:45 p. m. instead of 10:30. No. 30 from the west at p. m. instead of 5 p. m. A new California train will be No. 1 and 2 will arrive at Eldon from the east at 3:45 p. m. No 2 from the west at 9 a. m. The two evening trains will dine at Eldon hereafter. The K. & D. M. trains will change time, but it has not been given as yet. St mp*!fw. p\.: FRIENDS HONOR I MRS, CHEEK WOMAN IN G. LAID TO A. R. CIRCLES EVERYWHERE. v'.iK & CHILD SWALLOWS GRAIN OF CORN i! 4-YEAR-OLD ROME BOYTAKEN^TO CHICAGO HAS TUBE IN THROAT. Mt. Pleasant, Nov. 19.—Little Virgil Dold, the 4-year-old Bon of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Dold, living cm a farm south west of Rome, is in a Cnicago hospital suffering from the effects of swallow ing a kernel of corn on election day. A letter from Chicago says: On election day little Virgil Dold choked on a kernel of corn at Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Yesterday Dr. E. Fletcher Ingals tried, to remove it from the boy's lungs .in a clinic held In the afternoon at the Presbyterian hospital. It was one of the most difficult opera tions attempted during the congress. For the time being the operation was not successful. The surgeon could not locate the kernel and the child will be given forty-eight hours in which to re cuperate before a second trial is made. Dr. Ingals and his assistants several times thought they had located the substance in the lungs. Later they made' an Incision in the neck, but failed to get results. A silver tube was placed in the boy's throat, through which he breathes and he was placed in the croup ward, where the air is kept at a warm, even temperature, t&x k' BUDGET .FOR 1911 IN PREPARATION BURLINGTON MAY PROVIDE FOR NEW FREIGHT HOU8E IN OTTUMWA NEXT YEAR. Making ready for the Improvements to be made on the Ottumwa division of the Burlington, the division officials of the road are getting the annual budget in shape to tako up with the management in Chicago. Among the things that will be sought in this year's budget "says Superintendent W. F. Thiehoff, will be the new freight depot that has been wanted for Ot tumwa for a long time past. Whether the desired improvement can be se cured for 1911 is quite another matter. For the past six or seven years the new freight house has appeared in the budget and only last year did It look likely that something would be doing. A special train with a num ber of the higher officials of the road on an inspection tour visited the freight house and the management in Chicago talked favorably of the build ing, but it stopped at that. AH the things needed for the divii^on In the way 6t material than can be estimated is noted in the budget and provision made for them. Ottumwa can at least hope for a more favorable considera tion of the freight station matter than in the past 4. T\ri-.+ OBITUARY. Joseph P. Jossslyn. Joseph P. Josselyn was born at Zan esville, O., Oct. IS, 1843 and departed this life at Eldon, la., Nov. 9, 1910. He came to Icrira in 1868 and married 'Miss Eliza Dunn in September, 1888. There Was born to them Carrie and R. R., daughter and son, who are now living. His interment was made in the Eldon cemetery. He was a good citizen and hus band. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted at the age of 27 years, and served three, years and six monthp. He was discharged from the Co. E 2nd Ohio Infantry Volunteers at the close of the war. He was a member of Vorhis post No. 73, dept. of Iowa Grand Army of the Republic, and was its quartermaster when he died. The post held ritualistic services at the grave. He leaves a widow and one son and one daughter to mourn his loss. He was also a member of the Woodmen in good standing. The funeral services at th'e homo were conducted by Rev. Cummins, of the Methodist church. MR. ND MRS. FINNEY AGREEABLY SURPRISED A large number of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Finney who reside on Burrhus street gave them a pleasant surprise Friday at their house. The company took well filled baskets with them and st the noon hour 1 J. oumptu- ous dinner was serv-rd. A sociarafter ternoon was spent. Those -resent were Messrs. and Mesdames Charles Schwartz, a:.d J. F. Beagle, Mesdames Laura Jones, Belle Schanck, Rhoda Blount, S. C. Gossage, Mary Olney, irene Bahme, Helen Shaw, Lettie Irvin, Mary Vinson, J. Nlnemier, Jessie Coffnan, Annie Fenner, Ella Marks, C. H. Doan, S. M. Ditch, May Beai-kly, and Lizzie Brough, Master Basil Bahme and £".rl We'"on. MIS8 SHUMAKER ENTERTAINS CLASS The members of Banner class of the First M. E. Sunday school were enter tained Friday by their teacher Miss Veva Shumaker at a taffy pull ing party at her home in South Ot tumwa. A most enjoyable evening was spent. The guests were:. Misses Lydia Feidler, Lillian Deskln, Marjorie Nye, Marie Parker, Mamie Nordgren, Vashti Lewis, Edna Heller," Ina Mus sleman, Pansy Scott, Florence Mc Cormick, Hazel Chapman, Wilda Shu maker, Tula McCormick, Rqsa Crock ett, Neva Brown, Estelle Fisher, Opha English, Rae McGrady, Llna Prather, Helen Schwartz. THE MOTHERS CLUB MERGES WITH COUNCIL 1 1 :,i:., ——1^| The Ottumwa Mothers club yester day afternoon decided to merge with DEATH SUMMONS CARLSCHWABP it il VETERAN MUSICIAN ANb BAND-, MASTER PASSED AWAY THIS^ MORNING AT 8:30 O'CLOCK, ARRANGES OWN FUNERAL* In Wtl! Ha Tells Relatives Hew Dispose of Body Organized and Was Leader of First an In O a 'ft-,,,. Carl F. T. Schwabkey, the veteran musician and bandmaster, passed away this morning at his home, 7.13 East Second street, after a lingering illness. The grim reaper entered the household at 8:30 o'clock and re moved therefrom one of the most ac complished musicians in Ottumwa and one of the'city's pioneers. The de ceased was 75 years of age and from early childhood had been a musical student.' Death resulted from general debility. \The decedent was born in Prussia July 4, 1835, and with his three broth ers, John, Ferdinand and Theodore Schwabkey, came to this country in boyhood and settled at Danville, 111. Mr. Schwabkey came to Ottumwa in 1862, where he followed his profession, that of instructor of music, up to about Ave years ago, when on account of failing health he was forced to give up his much loved art. His three brothers are the only blood survivors, his wife havingv preceded him to the great beyond three years ago. ,Vi /Was a Talented Musician. Carl F. T. Schwabkey was a born" musician. Music was his hobby and he devoted air the years of his life, to the art. He was'leader of Schwabkey's band, which he organized soon after his coming to Ottumwa and which had an enviable: reputation over the midv die west. ,L Schwabkey's band one year accom panied the Iowa democrats to the na tional convention in Chicago. It also., accompanied the Knights Templar to' Chicago when the Knights held 4heir big conclave there years ago. The Schwabkey band *was at its best dur ing the days of the old-fashioned po litical rallies and the services of the musical organization were always in demand. The band iflade trips to Ana mosa, Des Moines, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Fort Madison, Burlington and other Iowa cities in those days and entertained thousands 6f people with lt^ delightful music. Mr. Schwabkey. received his musical education in Ber lln, Germany, and he was most' sue. cessful in his art. For years he played In the orchestra at the Grand opera hquse. The de« cedent was prominent in public life, having been deputy postmaster here for a number of years after coming to Ottumwa in 1862. Arranged Own Funeral. Prior to his death* the deceased made all arrangements for his fu neral. In his will, he directed that tTn-. dertaker Frank L. Daggett prepare his body for burial, having made ar*-'' rangements with the undertaker lon? before his death. He directed that ho be buried in a copper lined casket, with full length French plate glass top and that the coffin be placed in a Perfection vault. It was his further wish" that hiB ip- pi 11 ill ms i&m ...at 'M Jftt. executor?, Ferdinand and Theodore Schwabkey, select a full lot in the old portion of the Ottumwa cemetery in 'a good location. In case that a lot could not be secured in the old portion of the cemetery, he di rected that plot be selected in the new portloi» and that only members of the Sch'wabkeys family and their blood relatives be interred in the lot. He further wished that three pallbear-. ers be selected from Ottumwa lodge No. 9.1. G. O. F., and three from Wood land C$mp No.. 103, Modern Woodmen of America, of which he w%p a mem ber. His wishes will be carried out by his brothers. R. L. Tilton of Des Moines, grand secretary of the I. O. O. F. lodge of Iowa, will deliver the eulogy at the decedent's grave, this also being the wish expressed by Mr. Schwabkey In his will. Funeral services over the remains will be held from the residence Tues day afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. W. C: Hengen, rector of Trinity Episconal church, will conduct the services. The remains will be interred in the Ottum wa cemetery. WILL GIVE A JAPANESE 80CIAL I A Japanese social will be given at the First M. E. church. November 21.. at 8 p. m. The decorations will be at)-/ propriate to the occasion and some of the performers will be in costume. Re freshments will be served. The pro gram follows: Piano solo—Miss Elsie Dawson. Japanese bean bag contest. Song and game—Little tots. Vocal solo. "The Maid of the Fan"— Mrs. 0. L. Shadford. Game of nfarbles, by an un- sophisticated auartet—Homer Gun der. Jay TJpp, Ray Campbell, Arthur. Dawson. Piano duet—Misses Margaret Neasham and Elizabeth Neasham. Reading—Mrs. Ralph HolIingsworth« Song—Kimona quartet. Strangers are cordially Invited. 1M- the Mothers council and thereby ex-, tend the work into all partr* of the city and to have officers of the Mothers Council and such other offi cers as are needed to conduct the affairs of the organization constitute the executive board. Mrs. A. W. Slaught remains superintendent „of councils and Mrs. H. E. Bishop is as sistant superintendent. It was also voted to affiliate with the City Federa» tioa i| Women's organizations.