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Old Phone 251-Red
New Phone 664
No. 209-211 West Main Street.
Although Entries Were Not Numerous
Track Events Were All That
Could Be Desired—3(500 st
Fair Yesterday.
Eldon, Sept. 9.—Because of the ad
verse condition of the weather for the
past two days ,and the threatening
aspect of the heavens, as if it would
rain before the day was finished, the
1911 Big Four fair closed yesterday
here, did not prove to be the success
expected by the management Never
theless it was one of the best ever
held despite the decrease in attend
ance. Had the weather prevailed as
fair and bright as it has during the
past summer the attendance would
have broken all previous records and
would have stamped the 1911 fair, the
greatest ever held. There were only
about 3,500 people at the grounds yes
terday, the last day, when half as
many again would have attended had
rain not been feared. A long special
left the Union depot at Ottumwa yes
terday afternoon with only about 100
people aboard, a mere handful of those
who would have gone had the sky been
clear, since the last day of the Eldon
fair In former years has always at
tracted record breaking attendance. As
a whole the 1911 undertaking was- a
iair success, probably overshadowed
by the anticipation of the man
agement. As to the races
the number of entries in the events
was not as large as in previous jjears,
but it did not detract from the quality
of the races as they were fast and
close. Here, too, the management was
handicapped as it was not through
lack of effort that more horSes were
not secured. At present there are
thirty-two fairs in progress in the state
of Iowa, and since all were putting
forth every effort to secure entries, it
•was almost impossible to get a suf
ficient number of horses. Other fairs
are experiencing the same difficulty,
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"New 8hepherd's Ranch's."
Ottumwa, Iowa.
many of them being less successful
than the Big Four. In other depart
ments the fair was a great success, the
live stock entered for the awards be
ing some of the finest in the state.
The Races Yesterday.
The two harness events yesterday
and the running race proved three of
the prettiest of the fair, because of
equality of several of the horses. So
close was one of the heats in the 2:20
pace that the race between two of the
horses for second place was declared
a dead heat by the judges and the driv.
era allowed to draw for second and
third place. In every heat at, least
two of the horses were so close during
the mile trip that it was a hard matter
to tell which would cross the line first.
Four horses were entered in the
first harness event, the 2:20 pace. Bill
Curtis, the fast horse belonging to
Cooley Cooper of Princeton Mo., won
in three straight heats. Billy C., the
racer belonging to C. H. Shifflet of Mil
ton, la., and Onward B., the steady
pacer of L. H. Best of La Harpe, 111.,
were tied for second place and split
second money. It was these two horses
that crossed the line at the s#me time
in the second heat. In the draw for
the second and third places, Billy C.,
won second place. Nancy H., the
fourth entry, was the rear horse in rail
of the three heats, but since there
were only four entries, she took foArth
money. The time for the three heats
as 2:21, 2:22 1-4 and 2:23 3-4, respec
tiv ely.
Comet Win Trot.
The Comet, owned by E. G. Willard
of Burlington, also won three straight
heats in the 2:25 trot, while Harry
Hillwood, belonging to William Mc
Henry of Memphis, Mo., crossed th%
line second in the three heats, and
Axtien, owned by J. H. Green of Mem
phis, Mo., took third. The last horse
broke in every heat and thus lost
his chance of winning. The time tor
the three heats was 2:22 3-4, 2:21 1-2
and 2:24 3-4. The purse of $200 for this
race was divided among the three
starters according to their placing.
The purse for the pace was ?300.
The running race, one-half mile and
repeat, found only two starters, The
Mate, owned by Mrs. Ben Morrisson of
Keokuk, and Chas. Lusk, the galloper
of A. A. Gingrich of GaleBburg, 111. Th»
mate won both events but by a neck
only, in 511-2 and 511-4 seconds.
Leinhauser Starter.
P. E. Leinhauser, of Ottumwa, who
has figured in horse racing for more
than twenty-one years, was the start
er of the races during the four days.
But yesterday he found himself up
against a tough proposition, one which
he declares he has never faced before,
Rev. Joseph Lambert, Prov
idence, R. I., Congrega
tional Pastor, Perforpis
Ceremony at Newport.
New Bridegroom Served
With Nptice of Suit for
$30,000 by Relatives of
Man Injured in Employ.
Newport, R. I., Sept. 9.—Col. John
Jacob Astor and Madeline Talmadge
Force, both of New York, were mar
ried here today at Beechwood, the
bridegroom's Newport home. The
bride was given away by her father,
William Force.
Beechwood was decorated in honor
of the event, and the Noma, the steam
yacht on which the wedding party
made the trip from New York, was a
veritable floating floral bower.
The Noma arrived in the harbor be
tween 7 and 8 o'clock this morning
and Vincent Astor hurried to be first
person to board the yacht. He was
beaten in the race, however, by
Deputy Sheriff King, who served Col.
Astor with a writ of summons, issued
by a Providence law firm represent
ing Mrs. Bridget McCrohan and her
children In whfch damages of $30,000
ar^ asked on account of the accidental
electrocution of Mrs. McCrohan's
oldest son, Eugene, while working at
Beechwood in July, 1910. McCrohan,
who was employed by the Providence
Telephone Co., while inspecting wires
in the basement of Col. Astor's sum
mer home, came in contact with an
electric feed wire and was electro
The writ is returnable In the
superior court on October 2, next.
After breakfast, Col. Astor. Mr.
Force, the Misses Force and Vincent
Astor came ashore in the Noma's
motor boat, Col. Astor handling the
steering wheel. The party went in an
automobile to the city hall where the
marriage license was issued.
During the city hall proceedings,
which were witnessed by a host of
newspaper correspondents. Col. Astor
appeared nervous, but Miss Force,
seemingly, was unconcerned.
Providence Minister Ties Knot.
After the city hall formalities had
been concluded the party motored to
Beechwood, where the Re^. Joseph
Lambert of the Elmwood temple (Con
gregational) of Providence was wait
ing and performed the ceremony.
Miss Katherine Force was her sis
ter's bridesmaid and Col. Astor's son,
Vincent, was the best n\an. Others
present were Mrs. Force, the bride's
mother Mrs. Elder, of New York, a
friend of the Force family: former
Congressman William P. Sheffield of
this city. Col. Astor's newport attor
ney William A. Debbyn. Col. Astor's
secretary, and Thomas Hade, who has
been in Col. Astor's employ for many
Fifteen minutes after the marriage
ceremony had been performed. Col.
and Mrs. Astor left in an'automobile
for, the boat landing at the foot of
Wellington avenue. A few moments
later they were on board the Noma,
which sailed immediately. The des
tination of the yacht has been kept
Astor's Views on Marriage.
Just before leaving Beechwood, Col.
Astor gave a statement to the Asso
ciated Press, which follows:
"Now that we are happily married.
I do not care how difficult divorce
and remarriage laws are made. I
sympathize heartily with the most
straight-laced people In most of their
ideas, but believe remarriage should
be made possible, as marriage is the
happiest condition for the individual
and the community."'
and which is a harder one than any
horse race he ever saw. He was se
lected as judge of the'baby contest and
muBt pick the prettiest youngster of
the collection of eleven. Of course,
every baby was the prettiest, accord
ing to the mothers, and it was a dif
ficult task. He finally made the se
lection, however, but then he was not
sure whether or not he was right. He
declares that he would rather pick the
prize horse from 9- pasture full of ani
mals than display his judging ability
upon babies again.
Starter Leinhauser also made the
announcement for the management on
the closing of the fair. He stated that
entries in the races were not as many
as they would have liked to have had,
but since the thirty-two fairs in Iowa
at this lime were demanding horses
the management was fortunate in se
curing the horses they did. He furth
er stated that outside of the horse
raoeB the management had provided
the best for the fair visitors, the
Fifty-fourth regiment band, the best
band in the country, and excellent free
A New Industry at Mt. Pleasant.
Mt Pleasant, Sept. 9.—The new in
dustry which has been investigated
by the members of the Commercial
club during the last month and which
has been favorably reported upon Is
to come here. It is the firm of Jesse
L. Edgren Co. of Milwaukee, manu
facturers of domestic novelties and
sufficient funds have been subscribed.
Mr. Edgren will be here today and a
meeting of all subscribers will be held
at the office of H. C. Weir tonight,
when arrangements will be completed.
*V« ».
Samuel V. Sampson, Well
Known inWapello County,
Dies After 73 Years of a
IJseful Life.
Agency, Sept. 9.—(Special).—Death
removed one of the most prominent
citizens of Agency and one of
Wapello county's pieneers when Sam
uel V. Sampson answered the final
summons at his home on South Hazel
street last evening at 5:30 o'clock. The
angel of death paid its inevitable vis
itation after a few weeks of illness
and carried away this respected man
in the seventy-third year of his useful
life. His passing has cast a pall of
gloom over the city and will be
widely mourned among the older resi
dents of Ottumwa, whose acquaint
ance with him has extended for many
years, since his residence here years
ago. For more than twenty years Mr.
Sampson was one of the leading bus
iness men of Agency, having retired
from commercial activities just a few
weeks ago.
The decedent was born in Cornwall
county, England, March 17, 1839, and
came to Jefferson county, Iowa, in the
year 1855. During his residence in
Fairfield he was county superin
tendent of the schools and upon his
leaving that city for Wapello county,
he taught school at Ashland, Chilli
cothfc and Ottumwa for fifteen years.
He had the distinction of being the
first instructor in a school for negroes
in Ottumwa. Since his coming to
Wapello county forty-four years ago,
his residence had been continuous. He
served through the war of rebellion,
answering his country's call on August
17, 1861 In Company of the Fifth
Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He passed
through the siepe of Viclcsburg and
wos honorably discharged August 17,
For eighteen years ho has been
superintendent of the Agency M. E.
church of which he has been a faith
ful and devoted member. He was a
past commander of Winslow post of
the G. A. R. and a charter member of
M. W. A. camp No. 103 of Ottumwa.
He leaves a wife and four brothers to
mourn his loss.
The funeral services will be held
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
residence "and at 2:30 at the Agency
M. E. church, conducted by Rev. B. G.
Hankins. The old soldiers will have
charge of the services at the grave.
The pall bearers have been selected
from the members of his Sunday
school class, all of whom are Wood
men. They are, W. N. Enyart, W. D.
Nye, R. W. Lynn, R. G. Nye. Homer
Reynolds and Will H. Hiller. The busi
ness. houses of Agency will close be
tween the hours of 2 and 4 Monday
afternoon In respect to Mr. Sampson,
who has been engaged in the drug and
hardware business for twenty years.
Interment will be made in the Agency
Mrs. Susanah Ramsell.
Mrs. Susanah Ramsell, who has
lived in Hiteman for a year or so,
died Friday evening, September 1, of
cancer of the stomach. She was re
cently operated on in, the Ottumwa
hospital, but the doctors found out
that she was In an incurable condi
tion. so she was sent home as early
as possible. After ten days of suffer
ing she passed away at 9:50 o'clock
September 1.
Those surviving are: John Ramsell,
her husband, William and Maggie, her
eldest $on and daughter-in-law
Thomas, Percy, and Elizabeth also
her daughter, Mrs. Horton, of Lovilla,
were at her bedside -when she died.
She was buried in Oak View cemetery
on Sunday, Sept. 3. Services were held
at the Baptist church where the de
ceased was a member. Dr. Byal, Pres.
of the Pella Baptist college, preached
the funeral sermon. A large number
of Mrs. Ramsell'8 friends were pres
ent at the service, afterwards making
the journey to Albia.
The relatives present -were: John
Ramsell, husband of the deceased, Mr.
and Mrs. W. Ramsell, Mr. and Mrs.
Horton of Lovilla Thomas, Percy and
Elizabeth, children of the deceased.
Other relatives present were Mr. and
Mrs. Foulkes, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsell,
Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Foulkes, Mr.
and Mrs. A. Angove, John Foulkes,
Goldte Foulkes, and Blanch Angove.
Other friends were Mr. and Mrs. J.
Foster of Everist, who came from the
saSne town in England as the deceased
lady. Thomas Quail, R. Samuel, F.
Cameron, Mrs. P. Davles, Mrs. Jeff
rey, Mrs. W. Carr, Mrs. Davies of
Buxton, Mrs. Shannon, Mrs. Feather
ingham, and several other friends.
Mrs. Ramsell was bom in Reddish,
Rutlandshire, England, May 28, 1856.
The greater part of her life was spent
in Brynn, Nr. Wigan, Lancashire,
from which town she came to Amer
ica in 1906, residing in Hiteman for
the last two years, until the time of
her death. She was a member of the
church for 19 years, transferring her
membership from the Baptist church
in Brynn, Lancashire. England, to the
Baptist church at Hiteman. She was
a good mother and a faithful wife and
will be missed in the years to come.
Her last words were: "Are you all
here?" Being satisfied, she fell asleep.
'Albia Boy Has Lockjaw.
Albia. Sept. 9.— Charles Thompson,
Bon of Isaac Thompson, A avenue east,
has been in a very precarious condi
tion the past two days from lockjaw.
Yesterday the attending physician
considered him ft little improved.
7- **n
Virginian, Convicted Last
Night of Wife Murder and
Sentenced to Chair, Has 2
Months Left to Fight.
Lawyers Discussing Case,
However, Cite Precedents
to Show Little Chance of
Granting New Trial.
Chesterfield Court House, Va., Sept.
9.—A heavy guard patrolled the little
stone Chesterfield jail last night and
today, and the guardsmen were the
only persons Henry Clay Beattie, Jr.,
convicted last night of the murder of
his wife, saw as he looked out from
the bars of his cell.
Some time today, it was expected
that Beattie would be taken to the
slate penitentiary in Richmond to
await his electrocution, November 24,
or the granting of a new trial by the
Court of appeals, which meets early in
that month. Many lawyers today, who
discussed the possibility of a writ of
error, were of the opinion that it would
not be granted.
The court of appeals, the asserted,
set a precedent In the famous McCue
case of 1904.
Expressions of sympathy were heard
everywhere for the aged father of the
prisoner, a prominent merchant and
highly respected citizen. His grief to
day was heartrending.
It was the theory of the prosecution
that fear lest his father might learn
from the lips cf Henry's wife of his
renewed indiscretions with the Binford
girl, that prompted young Beattie to
commit the crime and fabricate the
tale of the bearded highwayman.
Beattie Scores Girl and Jury.
Severe repudiation of Beulah Bin
ford as 'a girl from whom he vainly
tried to detach himself, and the direct
imputation that the jury judged him
more for his indiscretions than the
tragedy itself, came today from the
lips of Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., con
victed last night of wife murder. Any
other jury composed of city folk with
mundane views would have been more
merciful was his bitter lament.
"Fearfully unfair,'' he muttered In
his cell, when asked his opinion of the
verdict, "Beulah Binford" he added,
"figured largely in the verdict, more
largely than the testimony of the kill
ing. These country folk cannot unoer
stand how a woman of the underworld
can be crazy about you. They don't
know when that happens how very
hard it is to get rid of her.
"Had this case been tried In any
court, where these things are not un
common, this morning I would have
been a free man. Interpreting Judge
Watson's instructions to the jury, I
cannot see how the verdict could have
been other than not guilty., I believe
the jury was influenced by the one
sided newspaper- reports before I had
a chance to present my side of the
case. I wanted to give out a statement
as soon as I was. arrested, but Mr.
Smith, my lawyer, advised against
"I have not given up hope, because I
cannot feel that an innocent man will
be permitt-ed to suffer for this hideous
Jury Out Less Than Hour.
It took the jury, which for days has
listened to the evidence in the case,
only fifty-eight minutes to decide that
Beattie shot his young wife to death
on Midlothian turnpike on the night of
July 18 last. The members all knelt
in prayer before they brought in their
The jurors reported twice. The first
time they simply brought in the ver
dict "guilty." They were ordered to
specify the degree of guilt and after
retiring for a short time returned with
the announcement that carried with it
condemnation to death.
Beattie gave little evidence of emo
tion as he heard the words that sealed
his fate. The court of appeals is to be
asked to grant a writ or error and a
new trial, and knowing the legal
weapons still at his disposal the con
demned man whispered to his sobbing
father, who sat beside him, "I haven't
lost yet."
Even when Judge Watson pro
nounced the death sentence Beattie
was unmoved.
The judge stated as a preliminary to
passing sentence that he desired to
add nothing to the anxiety of the con
victed man. Then he said:
"The jury has found you guilty in
the first degree, and, therefore, your
life 1b forfeited and the judgment of
this court' is that on November 24
you be delivered into the custody of
the superintendent of the penitentiary
and that between the hours of sun
rise and sunset your life shall be ex
tinguished and may Gcd have mercy
on your soul."
Beattie's father buried his face in
his hands and appeared overcome. The
prisoner spoke gently to him and then
smilingly shoo.k hands with several ac
Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of Fox
River Association Held at Bloom
field This Week.
Bloomfield, Sept. 9.— The Sixty
fourth annual meeting of the Fox
River Baptist association is being held
at Bloomfield this week, the delegates
and members of that religious body at
tending, being the guests of the local
Baptist body. This meeting is the chief
event of the yearly calendar among
the Baptists of this part of the state.
A number of delegates and visitors
are In attendance each day.
The convention opened Thursday
with'a ministerial conference and ad
dress by Dr. J. L. Beyl .president of
Central university. The subject of his
addreBS was "Saul of Tarsus." The ad
dress was followed by the ordination
of deacons.
Woodmen Picnic at Hllltboro.
HUlsboro, Sept. 9.— The program
for the Woodmen picnic next Thurs
day, Sept. 14, Is as follows:#
10:00 a. m.—Music by the Hlllsboro
10 :30 a. m.—Woodman ball game.
12:00 m. Dinner by M. E. church
1:00 p. m.—Music by the band.
1:30 p. m.—Address of welcome,
Rev. C. S. Carroll.
Song —Ladies quartet.
2:00 p. m—Addrdss by State Deputy
Song—Male quartet.
Music by band. ., I
Mrs. H. C. Young and Mrs. H. C. Day
are attending the Methodist conference
at Fairfield "ttys week as officers of
the Home Missionary society.
Mrs. R. M. Shields returned to her
home in Pulaski after a short visit in
this city.
Mrs. Dellia Sowers and DeWitt have
gone to Mt. Pleasant where they will
make their home during the school
year. Miss La Rue left several days
ago to enter high school. De Witt
will attend the Iowa Wesleyan college.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Marshall and
daughter of Modesto, Cal., are spending
a few weeks with relatives in and near
this city.
Mayor H. C. Leach and J. O. wish
ard attended the Eldon fair Thursday.
Frey Meier has returned to Bloom
field from Oregon and other western
states, where he has visited the last
three months.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd are visit
ing their daughter, Mrs. Carl Rapp in
Red Oak, Iowa.
Miss Edna Sprait returned Thurs
day from Highland Center, Iowa where
she has been visiting her friends the
past few days-' "r
IFavorite Base Burners
Don't Freeze this winter* get a
comfortable. The fuel to run this
stove the entire Season CQsts Jess
than to run a soft coal stove. The
FAVORITE has twice the radiating
surface of any other stove.
Get Our Prices on the Best
Heating Stove in the World
Harper & Mclntire Co.
Ottumwa Iowa Both Phones No-17
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Dr. W. M. Myerjy
of Ear, Nom, Throat, Lungs, Stomaoh,
Liver, Bowels, Kidneys, Bladder, Pslvio
Organs, Blood, Joints, Nerves, Rheu
matism, Gall 8ton*s, Tumor* Consti
pation, Rectal Diseases (PIlMr Hem
orrhoids, Fissure, Fistula, Varicocele.
Offices 19, 20, 21, third floor Hot
mann Building, corner Ssoond and
Market streets.
Hours: 9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. ou
Diseases of'women afteijaoona.
Diseases of men evening*.
13, 14 AND 15.
Bloomfield, Sept 9.— The Dsrts
county fair will be locally the ehisl
event of next week,-the dates tor tha
most important annual event bstng
September 12, 13, 14, and IB.
The opening day is entry day, and
it is confidently expected that the
tries will be many and the quality of
live stock, poultry, art exhibits and
other articles placed on exhibition
will be of a superior nature to that
usually BO exhibited. The best criter*
ion of the interest given to fairs this
year is the Iowa State fair .which
this year enjoyed the largest attend
ance in its history, and had by far
the best exhibits ever displayed In
this state.
Everything possible to be done to
make this year's fair a "success has
been done by the management. Sec
retary Leach says that a large num
ber /of race entries have already-been
made anl that many more are
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