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1 Tri-Weekly Cpurier BV THE COURIER PRINTING CO. Founded' August 8, 1848. Member of TH« LM Newipapw Bjndlcatii A. W. UBS MA r. POWBLL Founder PU»J?,»™ i. K. DOUGHERTY. .Managing Editor ts ily Courier, 1 y*r, by mall Wieldy Courier.:' year .. ... 13.00 ... 1.6® Office: 117-11# East Second Street Telephone, Bell (editorial or business •fflee) No. U. ... Nem. telephone, business office *ew telephone, editorial office 1ST. Address the Courier Printing Com Deny, Ottumwa, Iowa, Entered as aecond ma^S? October 17, 190S, at the postofTlce, Oi tumwa, Iowa, under the Apt of con gress of March I. 1879. ___« BIBLE8 FOR "DRUMMERS." Some time ago the Gideons, an or ganization of traveling men that is par ticularly strong in Iowa, placed bibles in every room of the Ottumwa hotels. This was done for the benefit of the traveling public, largely for the bene fit of the commercial travelers. More recently Attention was attracted to the campaign of the Gideons in Chicago, where thousands of bibles were dis tributed among the hotels. The move ment has spread to the extent that there are now 70,00ft bibles In as magy Hotel rooms in the United States, and the campaign is still being continued. Commenting on this estimable work of the Gideons the Philadelphia Press says: The traveling salesmen of the Uni-, ted States, according to an unofficial census, number about 600,000. A popular fallacy regards the "drummer" as the embodiment of irresponsible frivolity when he is pot engaged in hypnotizing*the retailer into purchas ing extravagant orders of goods. Peo ple overlook the professional aspects of the commercial traveler's fondness for the merry quip and piquant story. They fail to take into account the $ sense of loneliness, of homesickness which must come to a nian who spends one-third of his life on' railroads and 'one-third more in hotels, while he is /'separated for many months at a time from'his family. Ordinarily the "drummer" is a phl losopher. As often as not he is a serious-minded man, given to intro spection through being thrown so much, upon his personal resources for self-entertainment. He is not without knowledge of his own shortcomings but few will credit him with an aspira tion for spiritual uplift. It happens, however, that an organization called ,l the Gideons exists In the ranks of the traveling salesmen. Their object is •'^non-denominational rellgous culture. V' To this end they have begun the dis V- trlbution of 100,000 bibles in the rooms of Ming hotels in the United States. ^About 70^000 .copies of the scriptures have already been distributed. This is a pious and useful work and It cannot fall to bear good fruit. Edu cators -bear testimony to the lack of biblical knowledge among the students at leading colleges and universities. Evidently the bible, though circulated ,by millions, is no longer generally read in the home. Young men who would be ashamed to admit Ignorance of an allusion to the mythology of ancient, Greece do not understand an ordinary i- scriptural reference. The "drummer" 0Avrho finds a bible in his bedroom at p|'the hotel may. have childhood memor piai recalled to him and read through sentiment. Or, seeing the bible, may awaken either a religious impulse or simple curiosity. From whatever initiative one takes -to bible reading, the result cannot fail to be an increase of spiritual culture, intellectual breadth and literary appre Relation. There is no more interesting book in the world of literature than ttbe bible, in Itself the wonderful liter mature of a wonderful people. And of all the monuments of English litera ture, the King JameB version of the Hebrew scriptures is the greatest. The .. Gideons are doing as plendid work, not only for their fellow-traveling sales men, but for all hotel guests who will profit by the distribution of the book of books. SOME MORE DEBTS. There is an effort in some quarters to try and deceive the people by mix ing the water works bonds with the general city matters. This is not right. It Is not flair to either the people or the water works commission. The fact is, that as the matter now stands, the water works is the. only tiling con nected with the municipality that has any credit To pay for the water works and the property connected with it, the city ^sold $275,000 worth 'of 6 per cent bonds. The city has the privilege of taking these bonds up any time after six months from date of issue, by giv ing the holders sixty days' notice. The' water commission endeavored to take advantage of this option, and opened negotiations with a bond company some weeks ago, the object being to replace these bondB drawing 5 per lucent with bonds drawing 4% per cent. About the time that the bond company's ^representative was in the city, the in terest became due on some of the city ^bonds (not water works bonds) and the cbfrrmAI1 of the finance committee 'and mayor tried In vain to get some one to take the city's warrant for about $750 to pay this interest. They v!'couldn't find anyone who would loan ?the city $750. They did find however, •that one of the banks is holding a city warrant for $2,100 that it took for money it advanced to pay interest on these bonds at a previous Inter est payment period. Finally, in order to keep, the city from defaulting on the Interest on one batch of bonds while It was trying to refund another batch, L. Waterman advanced to the city the $750 to pay the Interest. If any man needs any further evidence to see CASTORIA For Infants and Ohadn& A- 3 .,$)f BHSWP MMM MMWtMMi that the-city Is fcroka. than the fact that a yfivate citizen had to advance the city money to pay interest, he is^ certainly hard to convince. The interest fund of the city is now more than $3,000 overdrawn, and in terest is again due on city bonds April 5 and April 17. The interest on the $73,000 worth of warrants against the city, is piling ifp at the rate of 6 per cent) and will continue to do so until they are paid. Let .it be plainly' understood that while the city in effect owns the, water wdrks, that the affairs of the two are and must be conducted absolutely on separate lines. The fact that the waterworks can get credit and also money for bonds, does not by any means indicate that the city can get money for the conduct of the general business of the city. The law says that a city may con tract debts to an amount equal to pet cent of its assessed.valuation. For the purpose of acquiring water wcirks a city may go in debt to 5 per cent of its assessed valuation, but the law specifies that lbi per cent of that amount is all that can be used for the city proper. The 3% per cent is for the public utility. The water works and the city are no more connected in their rights to con tract- debts than are a manufacturing corporation and one of its stockholders homes. All this shows the necessity of a mayor who is accustomed to handling business matters. These problems re quire business men to handle them. A city is Just like a man in that there is a limit to its credit. There finally comes a day of settlement and if the borrower can not pay, he is declared a bankrupt. Ottumwa has reached the time for settlement. INTENSIVE FARMING. "Ocean Island, in the south Pacific," says the Christian Science Monitor, was found not long since to be com posed wholly of phosphates which, with sample preparation,offered a fertilizing material of great value. The island, about three miles in area, is a posses sion of the British government. A company havirfg obtained proper grants has over 2,000 men In its em ployment and a fleet of steamers in commission, and tens of thousands of tons of the phosphates are being re moved. As has been the case with relation to the exploitation of the great phosphate deposits of Florida, most of the shipments are made to those coun tries that have learned most about in tensive farming. "In a nutshell, intensive farming means the concentration of effort, for merely widely diffused in agriculture, upon a comparatively small patch of land. To make the small patch do as much as the larger area, or more, a far greater amount of labor and fertilizer to the square foot is required. Im mense quanities of the rock phosphates mt ied on Ocean island and elsewhere find their way to Japan, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland and other intensive farming countries. The Japanese have reduced Intensive gardening to the point where they are able to -raise on a plot of twenty feet square as great a quantity of vegetables as the average gardner of the old school will raise on an acre. Intensive farming is now practised to 'a considerable extent on the outskirts of nearly all the greater American cities. Switzerland has long excelled in this work. The Belgians are adepts at it. We now have a re port from United States Consul Frank W. Mahin, whose station Is Amster dam, with regard to the progress the new process of cultivation has made in Holland. Thus we learn not only that much better results than former ly are obtained from good soil, but that land which once produced sparsley now yields abundant crops. As a conse quence of the extensive employment of chemical fertilization—phosphates entering largely into the composition of the preparation—a remarkable .transformation in Dutch agriculture, to use the language of the consul has been brought about. This interesting and instructive passage occurs in his report: 'A feature of the intensive agriculture is the multiplication of small dairy farms which, by their ready consumption of grain and fodder, a^e valuable customers of other farmers.' "The intensive system will not su persede agriculture carried on along* extensive lines. What it does is to' make cuitivationTf the soil on a very small scale both possible and profi table. Under the intensive system it is not the area cultivated, but the in telligence and skill put into the work of cultivation that counts. Intensive farming opens up the soil to the poor man. "For this reason, the United States like Germany, might very well seek to conserve those products that enter into the composition of the fertilizing ma terial that makes intensive farming possible." "The big fact disclosed by the rec ord," says the Sioux City Journal," i& that Diaz has given the Mexican na tion the only long period of peace and" prosperity it has experienced since long before the yoke of- Spain was thrown off. During this period of stable government Mexico's credit has been^established abroad and at least $2,000,000,000 of foreign capital, half of it from the United States, has been used to develop Mexico's resources. The most that a successful revolution could do now would be to restore the habit of chronic revolution that was so flrfnlv fixed before Diaz brought order out of chaos. .There is in fact not the slightest possibility of a suc cessful revolution bringing about another strong central government. The most that can be looked for is a continuance of recent conditions." -•It would be a fine thing" says the Chicago Record-Herald, "if those Mexican revolutionists could shoot the out of the Spinish language and in ject the h. _____ The census bureau estimates that there are two million Irishmen in the country. If the esteemed census man Bears t&s Signature '4 iK§ .. -K 1»' should start out today he would find that number increased by several mil lions, as we're all Irishmen on St. Patrick's day in the mornin'. Some of the- opinion expressed re garding "the .ican war," says the Minneapolis Journal, recall the lady In "Eve's Second Husband," of whom it was said: "She spoke out of the abundance of her ignorance and with an imagination perlence." unhampered by ex- Capt. S. H. Harper for mayor. Guy B. Reynolds for auditor. C. G. Merrill for treasurer. W. D. Tisdale for solicitor. N. E. Carpenter for police judge. W. C, Wyman for engineer. John F. Peck for assessor. J. W. Garner for park Commissioner. L». A. Gordon and C. E. McDaniel for aldermen-at-large. James Trenneman for alderman first ward. John P. Swanson for alderman sec ond ward. Frank T. Lynch, for alderman third ward. Henry Throne for alderman fourth ward. A R. Swartz for alderman fifth ward. Moses W. Jones for alderman sixth ward. W. W. Cummings for alderman sev enth ward. venmg CLIMBING—AND CLIMBING. BY M. J. PHILLIPS. (Copyright, 1911, by Associated Liter ary Press.) A group of young people was stand ing within the railing surrounding the platform at the top of the town hall. Below, straggled the village, falling away In picturesque confu sion from the hill on which the hall was situated. Off to the east, be neath the rays of a perfect moon, gleamed the radiaht surface of Sil ver lake. "I am going to climb the flag staff," said Calvin Brest. He was a drug clerk In the village, a wiry, dark young maA, with the spirit of an adventurer, des pite the humdrum occupation of pur veying pilla and powders. He felt moved to do something noteworthy to night. Spring was stirring his riotous young blood, and Jessie Dane was standing beside him. There was a chorus of hall-frighten ed exclamations. The flagstaff sprang from the top of a low cypola just above their heads. It was a thick. crooked lance of timber thirty feet long, worn smooth by the beating1 of many storms. Brest did not wait for his wild re solve to cool. From the top of the railing he leaned forward and drew himself tip on the roof of the cupola. With a laugh, he laid hands on the pole. Wrapping his legs about it he began to climb. It merely shivered a bit at first, but when he was a third of the distance to the top the pole swayed back and forth. If it snapped under his weight there was a sheer drop of nearly one hundred feet to the cobble stoned court below. But It did not snap. Brest reached the top without mishap, patted the gilt ball that crowned it and then with a whoop, slid down the staff and alight ed in their midst on the railed plat form. He was given the reception of an admired, spoiled child. They praised and scolded him, but the scolding was the greatest, praise. The pole had never ljeen climbed but once before, and then in the daytime by a steeple jack whose many precautions seemed foolish beside Brest's daring clever ness. Albert Whitcomb broke ?n on tho congratulatory chorus, "I am going up, too," he said, and there was an other sensation. Whitcomb was a young farmer whose land adjoined the town. He glanced at Jessie Dane as he spoke. The girl took a steo forward and put out a hand as if to stop him and then, realizing that anys pleading might render her conspicuous, she turned away without a word. Whitcomb got to ^he roof and began to climb. He was heavier than Brest, and less skilled. Under his labored ef forts the pole swayed and shivered. The smiles slipped from the faces of the watchers: their pay words of encouragement were stilled. They remembered that the staff was old it had been years in place. A't any moment Whitcomb might go down^to his death. But good fortune waited on him, too. .He placed his hand for a mo ment on the gilt ball, and slid back thankfully. He was not so popular as Brest, and his safe return was greeted by less of a demonstration. 1 A constraint fell over the groirn. jlege The same thought was in every mind. The incident was not yet closed. For the youth who had been Jessie Dane's boyish adorer was there. Would he do as much as the others? Whitcomb voiced the question all when he said with a sneer: "Well, Peter?" of on Peter Price, leaning indolentlv the railing, drawled. "Well, Al?" "Are you a sport?" "Do you mitean, am I going to climb that oole, too?" "That's what I mean." "Having been born with some sense," replied Peter, "I am not. Be cause you and Calvin made fools of yourselves in no reason I should." Whitcomb laughed boisterously. "I always thought you lacked sand."' he said. Later,. Whitcomb snd Calvin Brest walked home with Jessie. Peter Price did not seem to notice any change' in attitude toward him. He attended the village merrymak ings as usual and kept as near Jessie as possible, fetching and carrying for her and anticipating her wishes. As for Brest and Whitcomb, they enjoyed to ihe full the fame' their exploit brought. They all attended the first picnic of the year on Snake Island, so called because of Its peculiar shape and the mmmmnmr M. $s i%W^-w'' nTVtriwwA: oopntm fact that it terminated In a bluff two hundred feet high, which looked like the uplifted head of a serpent. The island was In Silver lake, perhaps a mile from shore, The boat landing WM on a narrow strip of beach beneath the head of the serpent. To get to the top of the bluff it was necessary to walk for a thousand yards along the beach to a spot where the precipice began to subside and a path wound upward. The day was beautifur, with All the warmth of summer. When the dozen young people reached the top they "sat down on the new grass to rest after the climb, and to enjoy the sweep of sparkling water and wooded shore spread out before them. A sudden sciream of fear cut -through their light-hearted conversa tion and brought them to the edge of the bluff. Below on the beach was a sight that for the moment struck them dumb with terror. Two of their party, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Pomeroy, had just landed and drawn their rowboat into the cluster of' other- small craft. Barely had they stepped ashorjB when,the huge, black bearded figure of a man darted from a clump of underbrush with club up raised. Mrs. Pomeroy had screamed at sight of him. The group above saw the next act in the tragedy. Pomeroy advanced brav.ely, but the club swept down ward through the guard of his arms and struck him on the head. He dropped, and shriek on shriek burst from his wife. "That's the maniac who nearly killed his keeper at Fairvlew asylum yesterday and got, away! They tele phoned me his description," gasped Patterson, editor of the village paper. "Oh, what shall we do?" moaned Jessie Dane. "See, he's going to grab Edna!" She turned to the white faced young men. "Oh, run, run!" Peter Price slipped off his coat and shoes. "No time," he said swiftly. "She'd be killed before we could get dowh the path. I'm going, this way." He stepped down onto a ledge of rock on the perpendicular face of the cliff. Living feet had never pressed the face of Snake island cliff before. It seemed a sheer drop of ten score feet from the grass roots to the sand. But there were ledges and shelves which furnished handgrips and foot holds, however precarious. Price worked his way downward. He dared not look, for when he did, his head swam dizzily. He groped with his feet, already stockingless, torn and bleeding from the jaged rock, and found support somehow. Hand under hand he crawled over the flint as a fly crawls on the side of the house. He was careful—but not'too care ful. For too much care meant delay. And Edna Pomeroy's screams even now echoed pitifully as she struggled in the madman's clasp. Once he lost his hold and fell for a yard or more fingers and toes, spread \talonllke, rasped over the merciless rock. Peter Price reverted to type, went back ten thousand years in the flicker of an eyelash. Once again he was a man-monkey who had missed a waving branch in the high- wav of the trees. His fingers had eyes in them his toes clutched with fierce suppleness. He found crevices no wider than the bridge of his nose, and clamped ont them. Slipped—caught and clung apain. The fall was stopped. He climbed, with no time to be thankful for his escape. The picnickers, straggling, sobbing and panting, reached the beach. They found Peter tylni the subdued maniac with a painter from one of the boats: Dan Pomeroy was laving his throbbing head his wife wan crying a little, but quite calm—considering her. exper ience—and wholly unharmed. Jessie Dane went straight to Peter and took both his scarred hands In her own. "Be careful, Jessie they're bleed, ing. You'll get all stained up." He tried to speak in his old. matter-of fact way, but his voice trembled. "I don't care," she said, and her eyes shone with light that dazzled, "i don't care. For you are safe, Peter—dear!" OVERRULE MOTION Judge F. M. Hunter overruled a mo tion for anew trial in the case of First National bank vs. P. L. Fulton. Judg ment was ordered against P. L. Ful ton, W. V. Silver and J. A. !"~idonald, the latter being sureties on I note in iitigation. The motion for new trial of the case was argued before the court Wednesday afternoon. It Is probable that the next matter to come up before the court will bevthe argu ment for a new trial in the case of Moore vs. Pearson, which was won by the defendant some weeks ago. The court statedyesterday that he would be in readiness the last three days of next week to take up such matters as the attorneys desire before the court leaves for Centerville. iT ELDON. I Miss Florence St. John of Iowa State has t- I &>to the sole owner of thS clothing store. The social given" Tuesday night at the M. E. church under, the auspices of the Epworth league Was qulte .well attended., A muslca' program was given after which Ice cream and cake were served. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hiltabidle Wednesday March 1£, a son. Miss Ida Moline spent Tuesday, with friends In Ottumwa. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Mayer on Wednesday. March 15, a son. Elmer Lafever 'of Buxton transacted business In Eddyvllle Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Dyke spent Tues day in Ottumwa visiting with the lat ter's sister Mrs. B.-Pickens. Ralph Chord left Wednesday morn ln«r for Atlantic to remain Indefinitely.^ H. Wormhoudt 'of Pella and D. Wormhoudt of Newton were business callers In Eddyvllle Tuesday. The little son of Mi" and Mrs. Mar lon Baker Is quite III with congestion of the lungs. I. Bain and family moved to their farm near Buxton this, week. Mrs. John Steele Is ill, suffering with rheumatlvm. Rev. Warren J. Smith, minister at large for the state of Iowa In the Bap tist church will be In Eddyvllle March 26tb and begin a series of protracted meetings. Miss Marie Boden 0f'ie.s located at Eldon, Iowa, as nnnn Address teacher of organ and piano. Address care Mrs. Wilber Jdiller. Ike Griffiths is in Creston.: Father Glenn delivered a fine lec ture at the Catholic church Wednes day night. The second annual declamatory con test will be given at the high school Saturday evening, March 28. Mrs. Downing of BentonBport, is vis iting with Mrs. D. Murphy. Mrs. G. W. Whistler and son are visiting with Mrs. R. B. Van Dyke. Mrs. Mary Corrico of Ossawatamie Kansas is visiting her sister Mrs. W. Enyart. The teachers of the high School will give an exhibition and the reception to the patrons of the Bchool at Odd Fel lows hall Friday evening at 7:30 and Saturday afternoon from 2 to 3 p. m. Boyd Craig who has been away from Eldon for several years is in the city. Boyd was employed by the Rock Island for many years. EDDYVILLE. H. Wormhoudt of Pella and D. Wormhoudt of Newton have sold their Interests In the clothing store at this place to I. A. Wormhoudt who Is now as. Rlth' Moines, H. C. Chappin of Weit Union, I. M. Walker of Richland, Joshua Robbins of Bunch and E. A. Walker of Moulton, attended the fun eral of N. S. Johnson Wednesday. HILLSBORO. thMrs^6Elia mMrsT8G. n®LaaVere M'nfy s» 4 *. *. e*l $ *&«& -. came over from Albla Thursday for a short visit with relatives. Tom Dotts of Albla transacted bus iness In Eddyvllle Thursday and visit ed with relatives. Miss Ruth Berry returned to her work at Fremont after visiting the past week with relatives In Eddyvllle. Wm. Albaugh Is erecting a new barn on his farm south of Eddyvllle. A new barn is also being erected on the farm recently purchased by Wig Harding. Ab Dorman and family moved th.s week from the Llnd property to the Mclntire property In the north part of town. Mrs. Taylor Bufflngton died Thurs day at 5 o'clock D. m. at the home south of Eddyvllle. Death was caused by pneumonia. Mrs. Mel Stump and Miss Etta Hob son are visiting this week at tho Homer Clark home In Albla. Mrs. Cpra Hobson, Mrs. M. J. Mater, Mrs. Dee Mater and daughter Golaio are reported on the sick list. Quarterly conferencj was held at tne M. E. church In Eddyvllle Friday morning. Dr. C. L. Stafford was pres ent and presided at the meeting. Roy Ward of Buxton was a business caller In fcddyville Thursday. BLOOM FIELD. I -I Dr. Rex. Graves of Storm Lake was called here the first of the week by the Illness of his mother Mrs. Robert Graves. She is In a serious condition.. James Rockey has sold his residence and business building to E. O. Tade and has gohe to ML Pleasant to make his home with his daughter Mrs. O. C. Rieate. Jont Davidson and family are mo\ ing to Bloomfleld where they will live this coming year. ... Rex. Carter who is visiting at the home of his parents here Is confined to his bed with Inflammatory rheuma p. A. Blackford and Miss Hat tie Mogel were shopping In Ottumwa Helterbran and daughter Grace who have been In Eldon and Bloomfleld the past week returned home Wednesday evening. J. W. Blackford, A. F. Helterbran and Willis Newbold of Keosauqua ar^j ranged the division of the Teter real estate yesterday. Mrs Mary Newbold returned Wed nesday from a visit in Keosauqua where she was helping care for her grandchildren who are ill with the W. Alton and Mrs. Clara Earley returned from Churdan Wed- and Val Bofey are in Des Moines for a couple o' days, attending the threshers' convention. Rev. Walter S. Athearn visited last week In Oskaloosa and Fairfield ana returned home Monday. Rev. Walter S. Athearn and exten sive lecturer of Drake university will deliver* a lecture under the auspices ot the men's club at the Christian churcn Wedhesday evening Mrch 22. Bess Guthrie Is teaching a spring term of school near New London, A8H GROVE. Mrs. W. Proctor and daughter Emma left Wednesday for a few days visit In Ottumwa. Clayton Doud and wife spent Mou day at Coleman Lowe's. Misses Ethly RoMrts. Hazel Selman and Jay. Roberts passed the 8th grade examination succeBsl|uly and recelveu their diplomas last week. Revival meetings are In progress at Pleasant Valley with much Interest manifested. The sale at the E. Hunter place on Saturday was well attended and every thing sold well. Mrs. B. Elder of Ottumwa was a re cent visitor at the John Morrison home. Miss Mae Albright is visiting rela tives in Ottumwa. Albert Elder Is moving to the js. Hunter farm near Hopewell. Dr. Ralph Selman made a profes sional call at the Emmet Walker hojmn Sunday. Odus Bridges and family were enter tained at the Selman home Sunday. BLAKE8BURG. Mr. and Mrs. Jont Ross spent Sun day at the home of their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Ross. Mrs. Ed Bell returned to her home in Mystic Monday. after a few days' visit with her mother Mrs. Malinda Miller. Wm. Jackson arid family left Tues- s&ihe w?s?i, -W# & Miss Millie and .1 Mrs. Eva §tuart visited Tuesday and Wednesday In Ottumwa at the home of her cousin Mrs. Thos. Turner. Mrs. L. W. Swartzendruver enter tained Mr. and Mrs. Will Dunlap at dinner Wednesday evening. Mrs. George Barnetf. left Tuesday for Mitchell, South Dakota to visit her daughter Mrs. A. T. Downfey. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Shields are ex pected this week from Ft. Pierre, S. D., where they have spent the winter with their son-in-law Frank Luko and fcunily* Mrs. Will Dunlap spent Wednesday In Ottumwa. Mrs. N. J. Dooley and Mrs. Fred Wlshard were In Ottumwa Wednesday. Mrs E. S. Mills of Moulton, la., wus in the city Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Barqulst of Des Moines, Mrs. E. S. Mills of Moulton, W. J. Wlllett of Moulton, R. L. _TUt°JJ |vuiBu ... v-s TUESDAY, March -., 1911 day evening for York, Nebr., where they will locate). Dr. L. Torrence was a business caller In Ottumwa Wednesday. Fred Raymond was a guest of Gene Sheaffer and wife In Cttumwa Tuesday HIGHLAND CENTER. John H. Burns returned to his home near Springfield, 111., Monday after vis iting W. Crowe and family. Miss Georgia Wlllard of near Ot 'tumwa Is visiting her sister Mrs. «B. L. Denny and family this week. Masters Don Bottorff, Fred Relselt and Warren Lawson of Highland were In Ottumwa Saturday. Raymond Doak transacted business In Ottumwa Tuesday. Mrs. W. Jones and daughter Myrtle spent -Sunday afternoon at the M. L. Relselt home. Mr. and Mrs. A. Bacon of loka spent Saturday at the parental M. Bacon home. Mr. and Mrs. .Emery and daugh ters Lena and Ruth returned home on Tuesday. During their absence they visited at Cedar Rapids and Rock Is land. Miss Mae Hartwlck spent Friday and Saturday In Ottumwa. M. L. Relselt and R. P. Miner were passengers to Ottumwa Saturday. Neta Bacon trans acted business in Ottumwa Tuesday. Pres. John L. Beyl of Central college of Pella spent Saturday evening In Highland, the guest of Mr .and Mrs. O. C. Stevens. Sunday morning Pres. Beyl conducted services in the M. E. church. WILLARD. Mrs. Swen Pierson spent Tuesday with Mrs. Louisa Pierson. Peter Pierson and son were county seat callers Friday. Mrs. Otto Pierson and children Centerville are visiting at the A. L. Johnson home. Mrs. A. L. Johnson entertained the Ladles' Aid society last Friday after noon. Mrs. Efithon Major caller on Stephenson one Mrs. J. day last week. Pete Pierson and family, Ed Larson and wife, Max Venator and wife spent Sunday at the Otto Carlson home. Otto Carlson and family called at the Fred Johnson home Sunday morn ins* Mrs. Andrew Pierson. called on Mra Louisa Plerqon recently. I HEDRICK. Mrs. John Puder of Richland was a Hedrick visitor Wednesday, enroute to Slgourney. Mrs, John Bertsch was an Ottumwa visitor Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Doblnson of Ba tavla were guests at the F. H. Tlnsley home over Sunday. Roy Patterson of Ollle was the guest of H«drick friends Wednesday. Mrs. Minnie MoKay of Packwood Visited A. J. Anderson and family on Wednesday. Mrs. Nellie Green and Miss Nora Stephenson were passengers for Cedar Rapids Tuesday evening. W. Gilchrist 6f Pekin was in Hed rick Wednesday on business. Miss Cozy Baber of Ollle was the guest of Miss Britta Anderson Monday and Tuesday. Sheriff Grimes was In Hedrick on Monday, on a return trip from Ollle. Dr. Leslie Lamb was in Hedrick on Tuesday visiting his parents. Miss Nora Stephenson returned from a visit at Richland Monday. Lloyd Clossen is vlBltlng at the George Martin home., John Schneider of Slgourney was in Hedrick Tuesday. Mrs. Harrv Dickey of Delta is visit ing at the D. C. Dickey home in this city. FARMINQTON. Dr. C. L. Paisley and H. F. Barton were elected directors at the recent school election. H. F. Barton succee-ls himself and Dr. Paisley takes the place of Joseph Stenlmyer who refused to have his name used again, having served for six years. Miss Margaret Mulvlhlll returned on Saturday from a business trip to Chl- CaMl"ss Rose Rlchey visited over Sun day with her mother in Croton. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Bratlaln who have been visiting their daughter Mrs. Guy Carr In Oskaloosa returned home ^K^J.^Boyer was a Milton visitor on ^iT's^Merrick of Hannibal, Mo., vis ited Tuesday with his family at this PlMrs. P&Dan Roy Stone and daughter visited over Sunday with her parents in Bona- Kelley has gone to Des Moines on a business trip. Miss Corlnne Kelsey pleasantly en tertained a company of her young friends Thursday evening. Refresh ments were served. WEST POINT. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Pohl meyer March 10, 1911, a son. Miss Kathryn Klopfensteln Is spend ing a few days with friends In Fort Madison. Alvls Nacke of Ottumwa arrived on Friday for a visit with his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. Nacke. Mr. and Mrs. John Gavin attended the show "The Sweetest Girt in Paris" at Ft. Madison Thursday, Alvls Nacke of Ottumwa spent Sun day wtlh his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nacke. Mrs.' Lena Ccovlll returned Saturday *rom a few days' visit with relatives In Ft. Madison. i. Ben Shier was an over Sunday vis itor at the Burwlnkle home near Cot tonwool Mrs. L. L. Van Hynlng and son Ray mond were business visitors at Fort Madison Friday. Mrs. Wm. McCameron ana Mr. and Mrs. James McDonald of Ft. Madison attended the funeral services of Fre Corrick which were held here Tues day Mr. and Mrs. James Cameron re turned to her home in Keokuk on Sat- gO,SCiatlCa*neU urday evening, having spent the week here with her sister Mrs. A. E. W'rslg. Mrs. Wlrslg has been sertously ill but is Improving. Mr and Mrs. Fred Hosier are spend Ing a few days with Mrs. Hosier's par a Sorrow tails the home and hearts of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Collatt and family. At 1:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, March 7. the gentle spirit of their love ly little daughter, Margarite, aged 8 years, winged its flight to ^the land inijiii, WINDOW DISPLAY IS BEAUTIFUL 8. C. CULLEN A CO. SHOW GOWNS THAT ATTRACT ADMIRATION OF ALL. As an other example of the p» gressiveneas of,the store, 8. C. Cullen & Co. this morning removed the cur tains from their west window and dis played to the public one of the most attractive Visions of loveliness In woman's apparel ever exhibited in the city. It Is a distinctly French style window ,the background being a pic ture of a French scene painted from life by Johannes Scheiwe. 'This pic ture 1j seen through a French window, immediately in front of which is a form draped with a beautiful marqui sette afternoon or evening gown trim med with Helen pink embroidery On the left of the center figure is a magnificent lace over-gown with fringed trimmings, fitted over pink messallne. The third form is adorned by a French Imported lace Blip-over gown oyer white mciBsallne. These afternoon and evening gowns, can be worn over any colors. The manner In which Decorator Newerf has them in the window brings out all the rare beauty they possess. The accessories shown in the display are real baby Irish lace, Dutch and Saville colors, baby Irish lace jabots, silk and kid gloves of twenty button length, fans and hosiery, and a, varied display of the pearl and beaded trimmings. These are imported trimmings and are rara samples of the great variety of trim mings for which the Cullen store Is famous all jover the state. This beautiful display In Cullen's window is only another sample of the judicious advertising of the firm. Cullen's believes in expenditure of money to bring results and knowing that sharp competition is helpful to business, the firm does not confine Its advertising to the columns of news* papers. The Success of the establish* ment in the past has been due to the high character of merchandise handled. Its oapable and courteous salespeople and the honorable methods employed to attract customers, and once at tracted, to see to It that the business «!pf, remains a fixture. The S. C. Cullen & Co. store is always ready and wll- 4iJ ling to work for the advancement ot, Ottumwa, and this magnificent display window is only a sample of how money is expended by the firm to display the exclusive merchandise which has made the store so prominent. The firm credits women with being keen critics ,f of style, and invites all Ottumwa wom ankind to inspect the display windows of the Btore and to permit the sales- .r people to further oblige by showing the complete lines of dry goods carried by the store. where they never say, "I am sick." Her life for several weeks had been one of intefise suffering. The best of medical aid prpcurable, was had 'but all to no avail. Thp skies opened and she found help and happiness beyond. Margarite was a bright) and lovable child. Her buoyt-ncy and cheerfulness of spirit, coupled with her unusual vivacity, won for her a place as a fav orite among both old and young. 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