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& •*. fl q&H (Copyright, 1911, by Rev. T. S. Lin scott, D. D.) Joash repairs the temple. 2 Kings xi:21—xii:16. Golden text—Then the people re joiced, for that they offered willingly. 1 Chron. xxlx:9. (1.) Verse 21—To what extent may we trust the reasoning and deductions of a bright, and good boy, seven years of age, upon matters with which he is familiar? (2.) What immediately preceding evehts had led up to the boy Joash (Jeboash) being crowned king of Judah? (3.) Ver-e 1—Who was Jehu? (4.) Zibiah was the. mother of the boy king Joash, but who was his fa ther? (5.) Verses 2-3—Is the statement here made that "Jeboash did that which was right In the sight of the Lord all his days," literally, or his torically corect? (See 2 Chron, xxiv: 17-22.) (6.) Take two men, both previously good, in responsible positions of great temptation, both having been relig iously trained, one having a vile and the other a good ancestry one of them late in life becomes a bad man—on the law of averages which is it, and why? (7.) Vferses 4-6—What method or rule should we adopt in giving money to the church? (8.) What is the relative obligation npon a man for keeping up his own house and the house of God? (9.) Verses 6-8—What were the priests bidden by the king to do with the money which the people brought in, aijd how did they carry out their orders? (10.) Why is it either wise or un l. wise for a pastor to be the treasurer of his church? (1.) What is your opinion as to what these priests did with the money? j. (12.) Which is the right, or better place to collect money for God's cause, and why, at the homes of the people or in the church? (US.) Verse 9—If Jchoiada had got ten up a series of concerts, or lectures, or bazaars, or tea meetings, or had set y*' Adler's Collegian Clothes We are now showing the largest and most exclusive range of styles in the city. Patterns and colorings that appeal to the most fastidious) dressers. The materials are the best the market affords, made into suits that are tailored equal to any made-to-order suit. Adler's Collegian Clothe* are guaranteed to fit perfectly. 1 Every little detail in these garments is carefully looked after. They have shape-retaining features that other makes do not possess. There's every reason why you should wear Adler's Collegian Clothes, if you. aspire to be a well-dressed man and this is the only store in town selling this famous make. PRICES RANGE FROM $15 TO $30. Doty Clothing Co. JERRY SHEA, Manager Some Suggestive Questions on the Sunday School Lesson For April 23 FOR THE INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPER BIBLE STUDY CLUB. [Copyright, 1911, by Rev. T. S. Linscott, D. D.] ATTEIN TIOIN FAR/WERS1 the women to making quilts and selling them, instead of asking the people to give their money direct, would it or not have been more in keeping with God's plans for financing his church, and why? (This question must be an swered in writing by members of the club:) (14.) What modern plan for paying money to the church, most nearly an swers to puttin'g it into a chest at the church door, and what is the advant age of the plan? (15.) How many instances can you recall of dishonesty in handling church funds, and how do they compare with the number you can recall of dishon esty in banking and other business in stitutions? (16.) Verses 11-12—Ought a church to gladly pay the regular market value, or should it expect to get work and material for less? (17.) Verses 13-16—Should a Chris tian church spend money for style, or for spectacular effect, or for any thing beyond that necessary for com fort? Lesson for Sunday, April 30, 1911. God's Pity for the Heathen. (Foreign Missionary Lesson.) Jonah ill: 1— IT: 11. Dr. Perry Funeral Today. Chariton, April 19.—(Special)—The funeral services of the late Dr. M. M. Perry were held at the M. E. church this morning at 8 o'clock, con ducted by Rev. W. G. Hohanshelt, after which the remains were taken to New London for interment by the side of his wife who died about seven years ago. Deceased was a mem ber of the Grand Army of the Re public, and was also a member of several fraternal societies, including the Masonic, Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias orders. He had been a faithful and devoted member of the M. E. church for many years. During his long residence here Mr. Perry had won a large circle of friends who will mourn his demise, and who will extend sincere sympathy to the son who survives. I E S The Ottumwa Pickle Co. is ready to contract for Cucumbers ,at 70c per bushel, delivered at any of its factories at Ottumwa or Eldon, and will furnish seed free. Call or address Ottumwa Picklc Company Ottumwa, la. Pasage Was Not Without Resistance, Three of the Aldermen 8eeking to Make Reduction Not so Large. Beginning May 1, 1911, the Ottumwa cil last evening, when an ordinance in troduced at the first session of the new body two weeks ago, was passed to its second and third readings, 'and by a vote of 6 to 3 made a legal action. Its pasage was not without resistance on the part of three of the aldermen, who advanced lengthy arguments and en deavored to convince the entire body that such a course would be detrimen tal to the welfare of the city. There was recently passed in the state legis lature a bill amending the civil serv ice law, which gives to the mayor the power to discharge any member or members of the police and fire depart ments he may see fit, and without be ing compelled to show cause. This bill now awaits the signature of Governor Carroll, which is expected within a very few days. Among the other iihportant actions of the city council last night was the allowing of bills and claims amounting to $9,138.06, instructing the mayor to fix a charge for the use of the ambu lance, abandonment of the fire alarm system and the charging to the county of certain pvlgoners. Meets Opposition. When Introduced for its second read ing, opposition to the ordinance soon became known. At the first reading, two weeks ago, the entire council voted /or its passage, but further considera tion had changed the minds of three of the aldermen. After the second read ing, on motion of Alderman* Gordon, the rules were suspended and the or dinance put to Its third reading. At this juncture, Alderman Ehrmann arose and said "Gentlemen, I am not in favor of the reduction of our police force to sixteen men. You remember the time we had here this winter with the hold-up men when we needed all the patrolmen available. Should such a thing occur again, the council would be compelled to stand the blame. It will mean the reducing of our force down to nine men shifts, which is entirely insufficient to patrol the city of Ottumwa. Therefore, I make an amendment to that ordinance that it should read twenty-two, the present number, instead of sixteen." Alderman Ehrmann's amendment was declared out of order and thus lost. Lynch Offers Amendment. Alderman Lynch then offered an amendment of an entirely different nature, and tended to explain the cause of the reduction of the force more for record than present enlightment. This amendment was in effect that the ordi nance was passed because of the fact that there was insufficient funds In the police department fund to pay, the salaries of twenty-two men. Swartz With Third. Alderman Swartz then offered a third amendment: "I move to strike out the sixteen and insert in its place eighteen, and have that number of men constitute our police force. I have gone into the mat ter thoroughly and I deem it folly to reduce the force and give Ottumwa the service of only nine patrolmen. With sixteen men such would be the case, as it would require seven to manage the other branches of the de partment. There must be a chief, a night captain, two desk sergeants, one night and one day patrol and ambu lance driver, sanitary officer and a stone pile policeman. These are im perative. Thus we would have nine men to patrol beats. The South Side is peaceable and quiet and we can get along with one day and one night patrolman. This would give the north side four night men and three for day beats. In assigning their districts it would be necessary to divide the city as follows "Beat No. 1—from Jefferson street east to the city limits. Beat No. 2— From Jefferson street west to Court street. Beat No. 3—From Court street west to the city limits. "It is plain that three men cannot cover these beats as they should be covered. At night the second beat would probably be divided into two sections, from Jefferson to Market and from Market to Washington. I also believe that we need at least one plain clothes man to get such offenders as the police are not able to advance upon because of their uniforms. There fore I favor the insertion of eighteen instead of sixteen." Leeney Would Start at Home. "I would start at home," declared Alderman Leeney, "I want to say to you that I am ready to cut down my own salary from $250 a year to $25, and all the other aldermen should do the same, then we should start on the police force if necessary." The motion of Alderman Swartz was lost, as was a second motion of Alder man Ehrmann to fix the number at 20. This was lost and a vote taken on the ordinance. It passed, six ayes to three nays vote. 'Would Charge County. Whefc the meeting first opened Police Judge L. C. Hendershott stated to the council that he had found since his election to the office of police judge that there was a leakage in the general fund. He asserted that state prisoners were being kept at the city's expense. They cost the city 50 cents a day, which he declared should be paid by the county. He asked that the city solicitor draft a resolution authorizing police force will consist of sixteen men instead of twenty-two as at present. Such was the decision of the city coun- which carried. Alderman Throrr the police judge to prepare a bill every month for state prisoner^ cared for by the city and present it to the county auditor for payment. He declared it would amount to half the salary of the police judge in a year and the city should not stand for it. Alderman Ehrmann moved the preparation of a resolution to that effect by the solid then made inquiry as to whether or not the county could be held for this ex pense in years past, and should a bill not be made out to cover the entire' amount. City Solicitor Tisdale stated he would report on this subject at the next regular meeting. Urges Street Abandoment. Appearing before the council in be half of the Commercial association, Calvin Manning urged early action on the part of the council for the passage of the ordinance for the vacation of the south end of College street. ."There will come before you at the proper time this evening an ordinance for the vacation of South College street that the Burlington road may be enabled to erect a new freight depot." said Mr. Manning. "The Commercial associa tlon, through a committee, has agitated and urged that the road construct this new freight house. The public utilities committee of the association has drafted a resolution or report which it. wishes to present to the council. It is signed by just three members, but I have been informed that since Mr. Hartman and Mr. PIckler were not present at the meeting, they will enter their signature upon this at the next council meeting or draw up a second report." "The committee has been investi gating and finds there will be ample room for passage for the people resid ing south of the new freight house, when the Burlington dedicates the thirteen and one-half feet, which is the intention. Then together with the sixteen feet of alley will make a passage way ample for the needs. This will be paved and maintained by the railroad. We ask the council to take action as early as possible as it will' require at least sixty days to adjust property rights and get everything in shape. The amount for the construc tion of the depot, was allowed by the general boahd and If we fail to secure the depot this time, the entire process must be passed through again. The structure will cost from $75,000 to $100,000." Alderman Lynch informed Mr. Man ning that at present the council was busy as a board of equalization and. would not be able to take action for at least two weeks, but they would con sider the proposition at the earliest possible time. Notices of Suit. Two notices of damage suits were read to the council, the first being that of Rebecca Batterson. She claim ed damages in the sum of $3,000 for a broken leg and other injuries, al leged to have been received through a fall at the corner of Main and Col lege street, caused by stepping on some loose bricks and rocks. She is now in the hospital. The claim was referred to the city solicitor and chief of police. B. D. Long, through his attorney L. L. Duke, also gave notice of suit for $2,000 damages for injuries alleged to have been received on Columbus street, where his buggy was over turned by a large ridge of dirt in the middle of the roadway and he was thrown to the ground and greatly in jured. Since it has been understood that this case has been practically set tled and the amount of damage agreed upon, the city solicitor and chairman of the finance committee were author ized to settle if amount was agreeable. Calls Attention to 8ewer. Alderman Cummings called the at tention of the council to the South Wapello street sewer. He declared that the water was collected in a large depression and had become stagnant and was endangering the health of the residents of that community. Upon his motion a committee of three was ap pointed, consisting of Alderman Cuiy mings, Swartz and Leeney, to make an investigation. Pay Rolls Allowed. The following pay rolls and salaries were allowed: Police department $782.29 Fire department 569.25 Engineer's pay roll 50.00 Street Commissioner pay roll.. 91.49 Sidewalk commissioner pay roll 86.25 The claim of J. P. Sconce for ser vices in the street department was re ferred to the chairman of the street committee for approval. Also a claim of T. J. Watts for damages in the sum of $25 was referred to the city solici tor. To John W. Scott for the construc tion of the Finley avenue trunk sewer, a warrant for $2,200 was ordered is sued by the council. This amount waB all that remained in the fund for this sewer. Legalization of Warrants. That the city might immediately take action toward the issuance of bonds to pay all outstanding warrants Issued prior to January 17, approxi mating $70,000, and-save additional cost, the council instructed City So liictor Tisdale to procure a copy of the legalizing bill as passed by the legisla ture recently and make an Investiga te as to Its merits. Then action for the issuanoe of bonds will be taken. Lowry is Veterinary. The contract of Dr. E. F. Lowry for his veterinary services to the city, having expired, and since his services have b'een 1ft the opinion of the alder men, the best the city has had in many years, he was again the choice of the council and will continue in that ca pacity at a salary of $65 per year. When it is necessary to remove a horse to his private hospital, an ad- c: -i. Always Right ditlonal charge of $1.50 per day will be taxed to the city. Dispose of Fire System. Alderman Lynch brought up a mat ter of great importance to the atten tion of the council which finally re sulted in the discontinuance of the use of the box fire signal system. Ac cording to a report from Chief of Po lice Alvin Tomlin, the Gamewell sys tem has been- maintained by the city for the last two years at an expense of $398.47. During this time only four box alarms have been received and these were immediately followed by a telephone alarm. With these facts in view, Alderman Lynch moved the dis continuance of the use of the box sys tem and asked that the chief of police be authorized to take down the boxes and store theirf away. Committee Report. The committee of the whole report which follows was concurred in by the council: That the assistant street commis sioner and assistant sidewalk commis sioner be paid $2.25 for eight hours work. That the solicitor furnish an opinion as to whether the ciiy can' compel a man to work sixteen hour for a poll tax receipt or pay $3.00 in cash when the rate the city now pays for'street labor (being $1.75 for eight hours work) would amount to $3.50 for six teen hours work. That the matter of appointing city scavengers be referred back to the mayor without recommendations. That the city dispense with the cus torn of keeping an ice water barrel at the foot of the stairs in front of the city hall. That the matter of repairing the bridge on Finley avenue and Wapello street and in the rear of the Kranz green house be left in the hands of the chairman of the street committee with power to act. That the sidewalk commissioner be instructed to put in a crossing out of old brick on the corner of Hall avenue and Main street. That the street commissioner be di rected to place a culvert or box in the ditch at the corner of Grand ave nue and Tullis street. That the matter of repairing brick paving be placed in the hands of the chairman of the street committee with power to act. That the matter of settling the mis understanding between the street com missioner and poll tax collector in re gard to serving poll tax notices, etc., be referred to the chairman of the street committee. Some little discussion arose over the second recommendation of the committee. The council thought that men working out poll tax should not be allowed only $1.50 for eight hours work when other emploj'es of the city were receiving $i.75. Solicitor Tis dale cited the code which is very plain, thus settling the matter. Would Purches Typewriter. Since the new city stenographer, ^lva Orvis, had made a concession to the council if the city would pur chase a new typewriter to replace the one now in use and which belongs to Auditor M. L. Byrne, Alderman Swartz favored the selection of a machine at once and named^ over three makes which he deemed best. After some little discussion the matter was refer red to the purchasing committee and the city stenographer. Bonds Need Corrections. When asked his finding on the bonds given by the many city officials to their correctness and legality, City Solicitor Tisdale named corrections that would have to be made. In the bond of L. C. Hendershott, which was signed by the Massachu setts Bonding and Assurance Co., it was found thdt the local agent had not as yet received the powers of an at torney and therefore had no right to attach his signature to bond. The bond of John Wormhoudt, police com If you desire to dress the boy in a good suit with a Five Dollar Bill, come here with the money and get the best suit the price ever bought. The report of Mayor Harper, ap pointing Alva Orvls as city stenogra pher was received and concurred in by the council. The reports of the waterworks trustees, outgoing city treasurer, street an^ sidewalk commissioners were received and ordered placed on file. Charge for Ambulance. Because of increased practice of the public to call the ambulance when it is not needed to convey patients to the hospital, the council took steps last ev ening to make a small charge for its use. Alderman Cummings advanced the proposition, stating that it was brought to his attention when the am bulance was out on a call, transferring a patient from the south side to the west end, and a call came in for the patrol wagon that it was necessary to order a' carriage and bring the pris oner to the police station. He moved the passage of a resolution empower ing the mayor to flje a charge for the use of the vehicle'in the conveyance of a patient from the home to the hos pital. Alderman Leeney went on re cord as opposed to the charge stating that since the ambulance was a gift to the city by the local order of Eagles, it should be free. Alderman Throne stated that although a free gift it was being abused. His only objection was to placing a charge against those per sons unable to pay. The resolution was adopted after opinions from other members of the council. Referred to Committee. When the ordinance for the vaca ting of South College street came up for the first reading, the entire matter was referred to the committee of the whole that it might be threshed out there. A second ordinance was then intro duced by which the city would reclaim aU the land known as Rock Bluff and donate it for park purposes. At present it is in the hands of the water works trustees and can be reclaimed only by an ordinance. Park Commissioner Julius Fecht gave the council a brief description of the park possibilities of this place and declared it could be made the best in the state with slight expense. He con cluded his remarks by inviting the council to accompany him in his launch to Rock Bluff at any time they may desire. The invitation was glad ly accepted by every member and now all that remains is to set the day. Given Permission. Because of the fact that the guy wires on the smoke stack of the Ot tumwa Steam Laundry were fastened to poles on adjoining property, Alder man Gordan asked the permission of the council for their placing on or near River street. This was readily granted. Investigate Sewer Districts. In accordance with the request of Trustee H. L. Waterman that the city enforce the ordinance compelling property owners residing within 160 feet of a sewer line or/ water main, to connect up within teh days notice, Alderman Gordon moved that the san itary police be instructed to make a detailed report of all property, block by block, where there is water and sanitary sewers and residents are not connected up. This report is to be made to th^ council at the next meet ing. Mayor Harper stated to the council that-Visiting Nurse Miss Janet Wor- 1 "L ivK $h* ^4 They Are The Red Cross and Security Bond Suits Made for us by a special maker to sell at this price. They are all wool, and them equaled v- A $ weve never seen Your Money Back—Always —If Anything Goes Wrong Iowa Clothing & Shoe Co. House of Quality" missioner, did not have the qualifica tion blanks filled out and would not be legally correct until completed. Chief of Police J. E. Beeman also fail ed to have the qualification blanks filled out. The bonds of Sidewalk Commissioner Dixon and Street Com missioner King were incorrect be cause signed by the the Massachusetts firm and, in the former's bond, the not ary failed to show character. Several other objections were made to Com missioner King's bond. On motion, of Alderman Gordon the bonds were or dered returned and be made correct. W.E.JonesfifCo. Carry A Full Line Field and Garden Seeds.— Everything in The. Garden Line "The Good Clothes Store*' MARTIN'S The Green Front 214 East Halo den had made request of Mm that she be appointed as a special policeman without pay. The reason for this was not stated, but on motion was referred to the mayor and chief of police. Once again the matter of establlsh ing gates at the Market street cross ing was brought before the council and was the source of a long discussion. Alderman Swartz was the father of the motion, but no action was taken, Would Remove Fence. Alderman Swanson requested the council to take action and cause the removal of a fence on Green street be tween Lincoln avenue and Court street as soon as possible as traffic was be- .. ing blocked. It was referred to the chairman of the street committee. A resolution ordering a temporary A brick sidewalk on Ransom street be tween Vine street and Finley avenue was read and adopted. G. C. Boley went to HillSboro Wed nesday evening. J. H. McCarty went to Keosauqaa Tuesday on business- BUY8 OSKALOOSA BUSINE8S. John Ailred of* Moravia, Purchased The Cubberley Printery. Oskaloosa, April 18.—Fred Cubber ley, who has operated a job printing establishment, has sold his property to John Allred. a young man at Mo ravia, Iowa, who comes next Monday to take charge of the business. Mr. Allred is an experienced man, having operated a newspaper and printing' establishment at that place. Mr. Cub berley will engage in other in the neiar future. -"V,* 1 i* A?" & if 4) & 8TOCKPORT. I William Judy of Nebraska Is visit ing relatives and friends here. J. H. McCarty and family visited over Sunday at Hiteman. S. H. Wood, a veterinary surgeon of Kansas City has located here. The tile factory has been leased to a man from Des Moines and will soon be in operation again. G. W. -Johnston was a passenger to Ottumwa Wednesday. Marshal Williams of Kansas Clt7 came in on the eveninf train Thursday being called here by the serious Illness of his father who is over 90 years of age. fid 8 u an ve he BTh he 'as he ng 7""tfbusiness ir (H Co.