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Tri-Weekly Courier
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THE
COURIER PRINTING CO.
Founded August t, 1848.
Member of the L«e Newspapw
Syndicate
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Dally Courier, yar, by mail
Trl-Weekly Courier.
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K. DOUQHERTY. .Managing Editor
Publisher
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year
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or
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Address the Courier Printing Com
pany, Ottumwa, Iowa.
Entered aa -second &«•»
October IT, 1B0S, at the
ma*J®r
postofflce, Ot­
tumwa, Iowa, under the Act of Con
gress of March 3. 1879.
ANOTHER FLY 3WATFEST.
Right here on the first day of spring
1B a good time to make a resolution
not to spare the swat, and save the
fly, but to swat most lustily and put
him out of. business. By swatting
early you not only will get Old Mrs.
Fly and Old Man Fly, but you will head
off countless millions of little flies. The
1911 fly swatting campaign has opened
in full swing "Physicians are telling
us that we must eclipse all: past' reor
ords ioi dealing death to {he species
this year, and they are emphasizing
the necessity of getting the first fly.
For every fly swatted now, say the
doctors, you relieve the world from the
necessity of coping with millions dur
ing the dog days.
The Sioux City Journal seconds the
doctors' motion and then sets about
to prove that he who swats the fly not
only Is a benefactor of the human
race, but the truest friend of the fly
'family as well. By swatting the fly,
the Journal points out, you "not only
save yourself and your neighbors ffom
endless annoyance at the least, and
I death at th& toost—you remember that
the housefly and- the typhoid fly are
one and the same—but you also save
a lot of trouble for those flies that will
never be born." The Journal goes to.
explain:
"The .fly that never is born will
never get caught in a sheet of tangle
foot and come to a miserable, lingering
finish buzzing his life away in a vain
effort-to escape the-inevitable." An un
born fly can never come to an excruci
ating end in 'a cup of boiling coffee.
He cannot spend houi* after hour un
happlliy trying to get at an attractive
lump of sugar from which he is hope
lessly separated by an impassable
screen. He is spared the misery of
peeking through the chinks of a straw
hat and finding that in no possible way
can he get at the lovely bald head just
beneath. The merciful list might be
Increased ad lib. You see flies have
their troubles as well as the rest of
.us. No doubt there have been times
when you yourself wished .you had
never been born. Well," you can give
that pleasure to uncounted multitudes
flies by just swatting No. 1."
go fold up your favorite newspaper
and get ready. If you need the paper
to start the kitchen range or cover the
pantry' shelves, get a wet towel. A
broom will do in a pinch, but swatting
the fly with a broom is dangerous. You
might knock the baby out of the high
chair or bump oft a gas globe.
FARMING inf FRANCE.
The Paris correspondent of one of
the Chicago papers refers to the fact
that this year France is importing
foodstuff because of the unprecedented
PRICE,
20 crs.
Tax Psoas'sTesjkdt for Couorhs. Colds,
Droup. Whoor-*irv-Coin?h. Pronehit.s. Grippo
jugn. Hoair. one vj,etc. t* i9 safe and sure.
TRI .t BOTTLE rREE.
Write
for I* odd c-ittoa ibis paoer. Address
A. C. MT. Vfi 4»*m BALTIMORE. AW.
iw.imiti'iiiuti iMnnlii!' nnniiiMOIilfi'ii ii in I mi 11 11 iijfljUi 'ppwj^.
WfW'W5K-
for Infants and Children,
The Kind You Hare Always Bought has borne the signa
ture of Chas. H. Fletcher, and. has been made under his
personal supervision for over 30 years. Allow no one
to deceive ydu in this. Counterfeits, Imitations and
Just-as-good" are but Experiments, and endanger the
health of Children—Experience against Experiment.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Use For Over 30 Yeari.
THE osntaur OOMMHV, yowk CITY.
I
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floods of last year, making much of the
fact because France seldom is put to
the necessity of sending abroad for
products of the soil, and because, as
he puts it, "each year the farmers of
France do a miracle." He cites this
illustration:
In 1908 the United States, broke its
record for potatoes, producing 376,537,
apo bushels. How many bushels of po
tatoes, think you, little France dug up
that same year? Nearly twice as
many—623,770,000 bushels.
Here is a tale of potatoes.' The
year 1910 was so miraculously wet all
over France that the crops were much
diminished. To make up that deficit
of last year's potatoes alone, France
must this year import $150,000,000
worth—all that gold which in ordinary
years her farmers keep accumulating
in France!
France feeds herself.
Such is her farmers' miracle.. It is
a small land, not quite so big as Ind
iana, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin put
together. Yet in 1909 her old worn
out soil—drained and lived on over
2,000 years—produced 356,574,QOO bu
shels of wheat, against the 737,189,000
bushels of the United States' rich vir
gin soil. A comparison of the acreage
£own makes the French yield twenty
two bushels per acre against bur fif
teen bushels!
So for rye, barley and oats, France
is not a wheat-exporting country, like
Russia, Roumania and Hungary, but
alone among the other nations of Eu
rope shd feeds herself completely. Ob
serve what it means. Russia, Roumania
and Hungary are thinly settled, France
has a population almost half ours,
drawing fabulous gold from the .tout
fide W.orjd by her ails, industries and
luxuries^ French farmers feed all
4hQse..d£ose city populations.
Should the farmers slacken their in
tensive production during one singly
yearr—merely slacken—France would
lose $150,000,000 on potatoes plus $100,
000,000 on imported wheat, oats and
rye plus $150,000,00.0 on imported wines
oils. Such are the figures caused by
the slack crops of that ope unprece
dented year that put even Paris under
water.
While we are talking about intensive
farming in this great agricultural
country, France seems to. be quietly
going ahead doubling our yields on
small areas and inferior soil.
THE BOOKS THE GIRLS READ.
The librarian of one of .the New.
York public libraries believes thpt
some, of the time now given to censor
ing the reading matter favored by boys,
would be better employed in investi
gating the kind of books girlB are read
ing. "It is not encouraging," says this
librarian, "to those who are giving
their time, money, and effort to afford
the present generation every oppor
tunity for mental advancement to note
the kind of books in this room that are
never taken from the shelf.
"The works of the best writers are
16ft to accumulate dust, while patrons
of these shelves stand in line for the
motiern book that,is trashy.
"When patrons want information it
is seldom we hear, 'Is it instructive?'
always do they ask, 'Is it new?' 'Is it
entertaining?'
"They do not want instruction they
want to be entertained, and are going
through their reading days without
learning of the many books |hat are
both Instructive and entertaining. They
want the scarlet popples of reading
something bright which does not dis
tract, and which soothes them into a
forgetfulness of good judgment.
"Always they insist it must be new,
demanding the latest to reading, the
same, as they demand the latest shape
in a hat, the latest cut in a skirt. I
mention these feminine comparisons,
because women and girls are more ad
dicted to the 'newest' literature habit
than the. men or boys. The latter do not
read as many books, but they reafd bet
ter books.
"Every few weeks some woman rises
with a scream to call the attention of
the world to the depravity of the
boys who are poring over stories of
bandits. I do not'contend that any
good results come from reading this
kind of books, but I do contend that
the stories of erotic love, with false
ideals and standards, which girls read
in the parlor with their mothers' con
sent, do as great harm as the bandit
books the boys sneak out of the house
to read.
"I also contend that the boys are
steadily improving in their reading
and girls are not."
The Iowa legislature at la&t has got
down to the consideration ot the good
roads question. The senate highways
committee has presented a good roads
bill to the assembly which is an out
growth. of the Balkema-Whitney good
roads bill. This bill provides for the
appointment by tlxe boards of super
visors of a county surveyor, who is to
aid In the construction and improve
ment of roads. It provides for the levy
of a tax of two mills on the dollar t4
jreate a good roads fund. The bill
makes it the jluty of the road trustee!
of each county to meet each Februart
and select a superintendent of road^
if
iwiiiilBii'rui'i
'-v. :'tfr
"K" vi• -. '.V
whose duty is to see that all the roads'
Jn the county are dragged. This meas
ure may not go as far aB some would
wish, but it is a step In advance. It its
enactment does no more than bring
about a general road dragging in the
state it will prove of inestimable
value to the state.
Some time, when Ottumwa gets
around to it, there should be an over
hauling of the specifications that gov
ern the building of brick-
city. The walks have been laid without
sufficient foundation, allowing them to
sink after heavy rains. In some cases
where stveets have been paved and
new curbing put in, the walks have not
been built up even with the curbing,
leaving a bump at tlje crossings on
which to stub the toes. To come to a
full realization of the pestlferousness
of these crossing bumps, however, it Is
necessary to attenipt to pilot- a young
hopeful across the street in a peram
bulator. To do this without a spill, re
quires ingenuity, brute strength and a
aweet disposition.
If those Three-Eye league magnates
have the -good of the game at heart,
they will stop their wrangling and
make out their playing schedule for
the season, as-directed by the court,
with Waterloo as one of the eight
teams of the league. The argument that
Waterloo violated baseball ethics by
applying to the courts for a square
deal, may sound good to some of the
baseball magnates, lut it will not
make .much of an appeal to the base
ball fan, and it should not be forgotten
that this latter clan is the life blood of
baseball. Waterloo lived up to its con
tract with the league and deserved to
retain its position. Had a majority, or
the towns, however, decided to oust
Waterloo that would have been their
privilege. But the majority did not so
decide. The four southern towns want
Waterloo ousted and Quincy substi
tuted, but four is not a majority in an
eight club league, and when the presi
dent of the league decided that four
and four made seven, Waterloo had a
clear right to go into court to get a
square deal.
Dalenport is conducting a campaign
for the opening of the banks on Sat
urday evening.- Ottumwa adopted this
plan several years ago and has found
it to be eminently satisfactory. The
banks open at 5 p. m., on Saturdays
and remain open until 8 p. m., and in-'
variably they are crowded until clos
ing time with patrons who have checks
to cash or accounts to open. It has
proved a great convenience to the
public, has increased the city's bank
deposits and relieved the merchants
of the annoyance .of cashing checks
after banking hours.
HALF-CENTS? NO!
A half-cent coin is proposed, and may
soon become the subject of a bill in
congress. When some fabric is 37^
cents a yard, and you buy a yard, you
have'to" pay 38" cents because you can't
make-change. Persons who want Ihe
new, coin tell how many million dollars
it ^uld' save= the American people
eVery. year.-'
Would it?
Or would the stuff that is 37Vi cents
a yard become 37% cents, and con
tinue to leave a fraction
Against t'he sums that half-cents
would save by exactness in making
change, weigh the sums that would
be lost because a half-cent is twice as
sijuanderable as a cent. A cent is the
most wasteful coin theft is, because it
is the one that thrift lest regards. A
half-cent would- be twice as wasteful
as a cent. If there must.be provision
for fractions of cents, cut the nickle
in two and make a two-and-a-half-cent
piece. Thrift would respect that. It
would make the change for a yard of
cloth at 37Vi cents.—Exchange.
v.enmg
IN THE NAME OF THE LAW.
BY DOROTHY DOU.GLAS.
(Copyright, 1910, by Associated* Liter
airy Press.)
Ruth Dexter stepped from the train
at the Grand Central. She breathed
a sigh of relief as her feet actually
touched the sidewalks of the great
metrorolis. It was the first trip she
had taken by "herself, and the tedious
journey from Chicago had left her
nerves shattered.
Bewilderment mingled with her re
lief when she found herself one of tho
hustling thousands straggling about
the station.
"I arrebt you in the name of the
law!"
Ruth Dexl.er's suitcase dropped
from startled flnpers and the large
plain clothes man who had addressed
his command to her. picked it up.
"Give me my suitcase or jf will call
that officer." The girl from the -west
spoke above the wild thumping's of her
heart.
"That won't do any good. You had
better come quietly with me. I have
a warrant here." The man tapped his
pocket.
Ruth Dexter cast a frightened
glance ahead. A small but intensely
interested crowd had drawn near.
"TaKe me wherever you are going—
out of this!l' she'cried quickly.
The man. who should have been on
the trail of Teddy the Terror instead
of runaway females, grinned. Ruth'.?
submission to his wonderful power
had put him in a4good humor he
could afford a little patronage.
"I'd have got you on account of
your likeness to the picture, but say,
that suitcase was a dead giveaway.
After this Miss Deane, when you
want to run away from home, don't
flaunt your initials and address."
Ruth Dexter had been led into a
taxicab. The orders given by the de
tective. who took his'place at her
side, mad a cold chill run down her
spin^. The word police station al
most stopped her blood in its course.
Then gradually she felt her strength
returning. There was a mistake—
that was all.. She sat perfectly still,
gathering her forces for the coming
ordeal, and a slow smile plaved about
the corners of her mouth. There was
at least a hint of the -nnusual about
her entrance into New York.
"May I see—my picture?"' she asked
tm
W
nr rirnw A. OQUlttBtt
pt
"Sure, But I may mht it's not
very flattering one." The man cast
+,
Thank
you."
enough
to
have
brilliant
walkB
in the
II
Bmiled out of the cab window. "Oh,
do want to get out and see those
shops!" she cried eagerly,
"I guess this is all you'll see of
them. Your people will want you
shipped right back home."
"My people would—if I wer8 the
girl you are looking for hut—I'm
not."
The taxi stopped. "You can tell
that to the matron,'" said the man as
he led her into the,police station.
Ruth sat down in a more or less tur
tjulent state of mina to wait for the
next move. She had decided that sir
lence was the best policy. She would
not appear until some of the missing
girl's 'relatives came and could attest
to her honesty! She would enjoy, see
ing the expression of her, captorjs face
when he was told that-she was ndt the
runaway Ruby Deane. He was quite
overcome with his own importance it
would do him and the detective force
In general, some good, this barbarous
arrest. Ruth was beginning to become
Indignant again when her attention
was arrested by the entrance of a big,
broad-shouldered man who looked as
if he bad stepped from the ranks of
the west.
He was in a hurry. An impatient
look crossed his face when Ruth's
captor touched his arm.
"I've got her." the m^n said trium
phantly, "got her Just as she was
stepping from the train."
Blank amazement spread over Cecil
Deane's face.
"I came in to tell you to stop the
search. My slater wired from Niag
ara Falls. She had eloped—that's
all."
Ruth Dexter was more than satis
fied with the effect of this hit of
news on the man who had arrested
her. One of her rare miles curled
the corners of her lips and lingered
in her eyes.
Cecil Deane felt that something
wonderful was happening in the of
fice. He looked about and met the
full force of Ruth Diexter'B eyes.
"Don't tell me," he said, going
quickly over to her, "that yon have
been subject to so horrible an
dignity
"I have," Ruth looked up.
Deane turned to the dietfective.
"Great Scott* man, couldn't you see
that my sister bfd raudcolol-ed hair
—not red gold—and that her eyes—"
Ruth arose quickly, her obeeka
warm and red.
"I think the mistake was quite
easily possible, The picturfc^—1"
"Utterly impossible," put in Deane.
"My sister Ruby Ib sweet and lovable
and all that but. Bhe is not He
floundered.
rireaentlv *'i am wondering if the lived in. his humble little home. on the
.mii Innnlv m/Mmuu 12*1+ nnw that
family used one
my good ones,
It ismply means,", put -in Ruth
—or in fact, any member of your
family. She held Deane's eyes I a
she turned
rested her, "I will go out and send a
telegram home. They might think
it. and together they made their exit
I "Yes. I rave come on from
cago to study and get a little atmos
phere fcr my work.' I'don't know a
single person in this great big city."
She said it with such air of wist
fulness that Deane's heart jumped
in sympathy.
''And to think that they- treated you
so abominably the very moment you
I arrived."
I "I don't feel that I am being treated
abominably," Ruth said with a little
I upward gjance. "But I wouldn't for
the world let my brother knoV about
[this or he wculd come straight to New
I York and take me home."
"No. We will not let him know."
xo.
we
Deane rejoined promptly.
IK
lonely mountain side. But now that
a they had been summoned to the read
ing of his will, the lawyer's ofllce
wamo T1 flTTi-Pr|ilK ijnw. luv luiku v«v
roughly admiring glance at his cap- was crowded with expectant relatives.
her the photograph of a girl
jr tuv yuvvvgiuyw v». o"
Certainly it was not her own like- common-places.
ness, but the resemblance was strong
VUd
detective to have trailed in of my property, must permanently
take up residence in my home on the
Ruth Dexter's footsteps.
SXvCr IUUlolv|»o» 4**
I'll tell you," the man went on mountain," read the lawyer monoto
facetiously, "they don't slip by us very nously.
often." Any sucli person while in resi
"I judge not—from my o^n ex- dence there to whom I mayy give a
nnrlenceThe
girl from the west personal summons, shall present ev|«
pciivuw, ... |_J^„ rv#
it lBinpiy lucaiio, put, Keveailng in xne qeauvy ui uiotiRiKg
hurriedly, "that I ani not your sister
cojorg Judson
something had happened to me. one .....
"Will
you
let me atone in a small way and take
you for a cup of tea? I know a place
that 1 am sure will pleas» your fancy
1 and make you forget that you have
been arrested and taken for a strange
man's sister.'
''I- don't want to forgSt—right
away." said Ruth, shyly. "But I
I woTTld be very grateful for a cup of
tea. The,, iast thing my brother said
was to me #hen he put one the train
Cecil Deane stopped short and,
waited for her answer. "He and 1
went to school together. You know
I am from Chicago, too."
Ruth smiled at-the verification of
Her first estmiat&of him.- "Yes# he is
my brother."
"Old Calvin once eaid to me' that
he knew the only girl in the world
who could put up with me," said
Deane, laughing boyishly.
"Are you as bad as all that?" Ruth
questioned.
"Well. I just had a way of wanting
a girl all to myself-^—. And I am
going to write and tell Calvin that
I have taken his sister under my.
wing," he finished. "I'm going to
•teach her New York and other
things!"
"Calvin," she said, "will be very
happy." .....
Who had dreamed the old man had
she saldi as he handed anything to will? Sharp eyes asked
this of each other while lips spoke
'Any of my aforenamed relatives
caused ever a more who desire to participate in a share
denes, of such summons to my lawyer,
who is instructed to make over my
property to said person. Any at
tempt at fraudulent evidence will be
useless, as my lawyer and myself
understand each other thoroughly."
Judson Blake, sitting in a dusky
corner, watched curiously the faces
before, him. He was the only person
in the room who had known the dead
man intimately, and he was enjoying
to the utmost the singularity of the
will.
Some of the faces held a look of
baffled greediness some expressed
contempt others, anxiety and super
stitious fear. Opposite him was a
slip of a girl in- a blue gown. The
pale face under the dropping hat
seemed to grow pinched during the
reading but when her troubled eyes
met Judson'B she rose impulsively
and came, to his side.
This is Mr. Judson Blake?" she
Inquired. "I am Melrose Madison.
Have you seen the place, Mr. Blake?
Would it be very ridiculous for me
to go?"
"Its greatest drawback is the lonely
.situation, but we .can scarcely feel
loneliness, dear cousin-by-marrlage,"
he murjnured.
"Do you think they will all go?"
exclaimed the girl, incredulously,
"And you?"
"Money is, a great magnet," he .re
turned. inscrutibly.
"It isn't the money entirely," de
nied Miss Madison, "and yet, it is
money! I did so want that place for
mother it would mean life and health
to her!'
'Go by all means. Miss Madison,
and go early, I shall stbrt tomorrow.
If you will come up on the train
Thursday I will meet you both at the
Btation."
Judson Blake found the little moun
tain house as its late owner had left
it. While he arranged his quarters
he seemed to see everywhere a pair of
grateful blue eyes.
The long summer days that fol
lowed passed happily. Judson tended
in- $he garden, milked the cow. and cared.
Solicitously for the old sorrel horse
and the.'flock of speckled hens. He
took long walks with a girl whose
pale face had become rounded and
tanned, and whose blue frock was
sadly faded. Between times he fainted
with a determination to win, new to
him.
At the weather-beaten little house
relatives eame hopefully, and went
away in 'disgust. The. sick' woman
grew strong, and happy. But no one
received a summons from the eccen
tric spirit of. Nelson Blake.
Revealing in the beauty of changing
nlountaln
3 u«iu ucoiiBD he
yellowhair.
wi«bu -Miss Melrose," he cried in alarn,
cast such a wholly charming glance .. trouble?"
at both men that they were forced to
reg|^(]
w-111 IJ.UL. ivl mill iuiww« -see nere,
businesslike
a oman nrev an/1 ffllra .4 'vaiii* mnfhBf AWflV flO
V:.
"THE STRANGE SUMMONS.
By Susanne Glenn.
(Copyright, 1911, by Associated Liter
ary Press.)
So they all went to the lawyer's.
None of them had paid much atten
tion to old Nelson Blake while .he
IS*
.SH-JSr
lM.fr
MWWi iiWPiai'jiijwy
was returning up the
one day in early fall, when
Came
moment. "So if. I ,may be permitted, tearful mass of faded blue gown and
to the man who had ar-
suddenly upon a tumbled,
vo.1nw,1,-1-
Bittln down beBlde
cou8jn
laugh with
Joy
1
a„Ak
her, ""my dear
by marriage, what can
0jj B0^jj
forget the situation and
her. moned me, if he is going to? I ve
"I will take you to the nearest of-
Oh, oh," sobbed the girl, "I know
a goose! But why hasn't he sum-
here Just
flee if you will let me. Cecil Deane j,now how to, and Just as long as I
picked up the suitcase with R. D. on
it seems as if I cannpt take my
as
CB*1-
from the house of injustice.
'You are evidently a
"You are evidently a "ranger getting so beautifully
here Deane remarked when he noted jjt cannot live indefinitely
'permanently' as
Btraneer mother back to that dreadful city
Stranger mr\ hoanMfnllv
excellent as. they are.
"I have lain awake nights for the
last two w^teks for fear I might miss
his appearance."
"My dear little girl," said Judson
very gently, leaning over and taking
her hands In his own, "will you tell
me just what you do mean?"
"I mean that we are starved out—
that I must get back to work. And—
oh, I hate to go." She struggled with
her tears again.
The young man looked at her
breathlessly. If he could keep her!
If only his picture's would sell!,
"See here, girl,'' he said in a crisp,
gu
ooiu
manner, "you simply
must not take your mother away so
.soon. And you must listen longer for
the summens! live Just the dandiest
idea, but 1 haven't dared suggest it,
before.
"I don't want to leave yet, either.
I have just found my forte—I've got
to paint nature if I want success, and
,that means staying here all.winter.
"I mean to get down to real work,
—4 1 Qitau IU get uuwu .w 1^1 "^,v»
and
j,ve
waiited
n-Ar. A Attn Af fAO AQ AO
ATI flfl 1 xi inM ma
was to get a cup of tea as soon, as I
reached New York. Calvin knew I
wouldn't feel at' home until I had
^sipped some tea."
"Is Calvin Dexter your brother,"
so much to suggest
that your mother keep house for me
up here! We'll get old Brown to do
the out door work and get up our
wood. And if you must work, there's
the little school down at the cor
ner-—
"Oh, if we could, do it!" she
breathed.
"Come home with me, you very
impractical person," he answered,
"and I will talk .w^th your sensible
mother." •.?:&.
"It is going to4 be a cool night,"
observed Melrose as they tofte'd u^
the steep hillside. "Let lis get seme
logs and have a lire in the pa/lor
fireplace this evening. Then we'll
sit costly rouhd it, and talk over our
plans."
In the early twilight they brought
in their logs and arranged them on
the hearth. Then, kneeling side by
side, they lighted the ragged, dry
brush.
A tiny column of smoke rose to the
mantel level and floated out into the
room!
With a surprised exclamation Mel
rose flung4open..the outer door, while
the young man peered into the chim
ney questioningly. Reaching up his
arm, his hand came in contact with
a board that completely closed the
opening into the flue.
"This is "certainly-strange," he said.
,"I diL^55®-.'y remember Uncle Nelson
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.THURSDAY, Maroh 23, 1911. -.:A ,» 3
COUGHS AND COLDS
WHOOPING COUGH
AND ALL DISEASES OF
THROAT AND LUNGS so. «mi
Washington D. C., March 20.—A
preliminary statement of the general
results of the census of manufacturers
for the city of Muscatine, Iowa, was
issued today by Census Director Di
rand. It consists of a summary com
prising the figures for 1904 and 1909,
by city totals, prepared under the di
rection of .William M. Stewart, chief
statistician for manufacturers, bureau
of the census.
Steam laundries are given separate
presentation because the thirteenth
census was the first in which they
were canvassed, and therefore, there
are no statistics for. prior censuses
with .which these totals can be com
pared.
The figures are preliminary and sub
ject' to such change arid correction as
may be found necessary from a fur
ther examination of the original re
ports.
The summary shows advances in
•vetfery item, except cost of materials
used, which decreased 91 per cent.
There, was a 69 per cent Increase in
v.,-...
Number of establishments ...
*.
Capital
Cost of materials used
Salaries and wages
Miscellaneous expenses
Value of products 6,166,000
Value added by manufacture 3,42^000
(Products less cost of materials)
Employes: .. 244 167
having a Are in this grate last spring,
drew from it a small folded paper.
"To whom it may concern-7-and I
strongly suspect it will prove to be
my beloved nephew, Judson Blake!
"If you will present this testimo
nial to Lawyer Green, and if you
have complied with the other stipula
tions of my will, all my prroperty,
real and personal, shall be made
over
Blake dropped the sheet back Into
the box, and turned to the waiting
girl.
"Girl! Girl!" he cried gladly "it
in the summons. And we are all
right. We have got the house and
the land and—and everything!"
"We?" murmurmed she. preplexed.
"We!" very emphatically. And he
so it cannot be that the chimney is
defective."
.The board slip easily, and" as he
shoved it loose at one end a small
tin box fell with a great noise to the
hearth below.
A HAPPY
HOME
IN BEACH
DR. KING'S
HEW DISC0VERY/BROU6HT^
TO CURE
SOLD AND GUARANTEED BY
No. of salaried officials and clerk. Average number of wage-earners em
ployed during the year 3,496 2,763 27.
(1) Decrease.
Totals for Laundries.
Preliminary totals for steam laundries, 1909, follow:
Number of establishments
Capital
Cost of materials used
Salaries and wages
Miscellaneous expenses
Value of products ............•
•—........
.Average number of wage-earners ployed during the year....
"On the Burlington
The new lines of railroad now under construction in Wyoming of
fer great opportunities for farmers and others for home-building.
.. The conditions and surroundings are very favorable for a new coun
try and the new railroad brings transportation to the very doors of
-""the new settler. '"V
How To Get Land
1: You can buy deeded land, homestead government irrigated' home
steads, or flle on land under the Carey Act, getting desirable Irrigated
land on very easy payments at from $45.00 to $50.00 *er acre or you
can homestead free lands that cannot be irrigated in 320-arce tracts.
SEND FOR LITERATURE. Send for our free literature with large,
maps, telling all about these lands. Let me know what particular
class of lands you are interested in. Write today.
ALL
JOY
s,: TO
F. B. CLARK, Druggist.
CENSUS BUREAU'S SUMMARY OP
1
THE MANUFACTURES IN MUSCATINE
Millions
the value added by manufactures
59 per cent in miscellaneous expenses
46 per cent in the number of salaried
officers and clerks 42 per cent in sal
aries and: wages 39 per cent in cap- f"' I
ital Invested 27 per cent in the aver
age number of wage, earners 22 per
cent in value of products, and A pqr &
cent in the number of establishment*.1
There were 113 establishments fru,
1909, as compared with 107 in 1904 an
Increase of 6, or 6 per cent.
Further details can be drawn from the tabular summary which follows:
v..
The value of products In 1909 was.jj
$8,166,000 and $6,040,000 in 1904 anfr:
increase of $1,126,000,1or 22 per cent.
The average per establishment was
approximately $65,000 in 1909, and
about $47,000 In 1904. *1
The value of products represents
their selling value or price at the^S^M
plants as actually turned,out by theS^/|
factories during the cenius year, and
does not necessarily have any relation
to the amount of sales for that year.
The values under this head also in
clude the amount received for work
done on materials furnished by others.
CENSUS Fret Of In.
1909
113
1904
107
$6,774,000
2,738,000
1,819,000
654,000
$4,860,000
8,015,000
1,279,000
848 000
5,040,000
2,026,000
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me and say that you love me, that
you will help me to make the most of
Uncle Nelson's summons."
"I will—and—we are goiQg to have
fried chicken for breakfast," she said.
D. CLEM DEAVER, General Agent
AN D3EEKERS' INFORMATION BUREAU
1004, Facnam 8treet, Omaha, Neb.
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murmured y&fe
"It is the summons!"
the girl, in aa awed voice..
The box was not sealed. -Blake
threw his arms about her In sudden
fever.
"Didn't we find the box together?
And do you suppose I would ever be
happy anywhere without you? Surely.:
you've known I dared—that could
not speak, because had nothing to
contribute toward that bill of fare to
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"Oh, well," she murmured demnre- ,rA
ly, "we could .have sold the eggs oc- ,y- "41
caslonally and bought beefsteak.'? '^7
"Dear, precious, cousin-by-mar-'
riage," he cried, earnestly, "look at.*"
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