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The* Electric Lighted
"On Time" Road.
Vwo national fraternities now have
-«hapteF8L at Iowa Wesleyan, Phi Delta
Tfceta and Beta Theta Pi.
The' personnel of the organisation
fellows: Roy Lcfquist, Keokuk, presi-
Ihe Rev.
for Infants and Children.
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil. Pare*
oric, Drops and Soothingf Syrups. It Is pleasant*
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor otner Nar
cotic substance. It destroys Worms and allays Fever
isliness. It relieves Constipation, Wind Colic, all
Teething Troubles and Diarrhoea. It regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea— The Mother's Friend. i,
The Kind You Have Always Botight
Bears the Signature of
Use F.or Over 30 Years.
Did You Ever
Did you ever go motoring on Florida's beaches?
Did you ever tour through tropical Cuba?
William Breitenstein, Burlington ^Maided there
more Swaney, Marengo Edward
Hagie, Mt Pleasant Daniel Heller,
Roscoe Hatne, Mt. leasant Claren-1
don Having'nurst, Toledo, O. Enos
Lautevbach, Mt. Pleasant R. E.
Leubbers, Mt. Pleasant Stanley New
el}. Wapello Columbus'Hayes, New
London: Floyd Hasie. Mt. Pleasant,
and C. K. Hayes, Salem.
Did you ever enjoy the delights of a trip through Texas?
Did you ever travel through Mexico, where the cold Northern
is turned to balmy summer?—Go this winter—*
via (of course)
Special winter tourist rates to all principal points. The cost is
low. The resprts are numerous. The hotels are good. The oppor
tunities for rest and recreation are without limit.
And the trip will' be more pleasant and comfort
able if you start via the Burlington.
W. S. PARKER, Ticket Agent
Ottumwa, Iowa
Now Fraternity Formed. [the things offered as prizes on corn,
Mt Pleasant, Dec. 11.-^Sixteen stu-. cooking, sewing, written essays, etc.
dents of Iowa Wesleyan have formed
a i:ew local fraternity, Sigma Kappa
7.da, with tlie object of petitioning
the national fraternity, Sigma Phi
Epsilon, for a charter at the national
meeting of the organization in March.
It is understood that the charter prac
tically is assured.
i. Premiums For Boys and Girls.
^^mea, Dec. 12.—The boys and girls
Of lowqi have a fine chance to win
many good premiums at the third an-'
nual boys and girls club contest to be society began here today and will con
taejd at the Iowa state college at Ames tinue until Saturday. Wesley Green
next month. Several free trips to state horticulturist stated today that
Washington, D. C., a gasoline engine, the exhibits of fruit would be the larg
sewing machine, are just a few of est in the history of the society.
Great FREE offer
Here Is Just What You
Have Been looking For
"What Does Hicks Say"?
That is the first question that suggests itself when we
are discussing the weather. Everybody is interested in
the remarkable writings of this noted "Storm Prophet/'
lobe informed on future weather, or to take a course in
astronomic or meteorologic science you should have
The Rev. Irl R. Hicks Almanac
The 1912 edition of this great popular Almanac is finer,
more interesting and more valuable than ever. It is a pro
fusely illustrated book of 160 pages, with cover printed
in colors, and sells everywhere for 30 dents per copy. In
it you will find the storms, tornadoes, blizzards, floods,
cold waves, hot waves and earthquakes foretold and
?ven pictured.
Our Special Offer
For a limited time we will offer the Tri-Weekly Courier
Irl R. Hicks Almanac for 1912, both for $1.50.
Don't wait, but send in your order at once on this great
Combination offer. Send check, money order or draft to
This is all free.
Full particulars and premium list
can be had by writing to P. C. Taff,
manager of oontest, Ames, Iowa
Works Off Bogus Check.
Albia, Dec. 12.—-A man entered
Geudler's grocery yesterday and gave
an order for groceries to be sent to
J527 .North A street. In payment be
tendered a chieck signed M. A. Roberts
and received 19.50 in change. The
v. fraud was discovered when the order
5eaJ, nn Iwas delivered and no such person re-
lowjm to Teach
Chelsea Laird Hagie, Mt. Pleasant, Ames Dec. 12.—An Iowa state col
Albert Neutzman, Mt. Pleasant
lege gra(luate,
Porto Rieo
S. K. White, has been
to the University of Porto Rico
to take active charge of the extension
work of its agricultural department.
The university proposes to do for the
people of Porto Rico what the Iowa
state college has done for Iowa farm
ers along agricultural lines and it
came to an Iowa man to help do it.
Horticulturists in Session.
"or one year or the Daily Courier for six months-, and ,£rom Quincy. m., where he visited her
THE COURIER, Ottumwa, Iowa.
Des Moines Dpc 12 THP ANNUAL wife and one son survive him.
w. Miss Carrie Pringle of this city has
convention of the State Horaicultural received a first grade life certificate
A suit for the shure of his ward has
been started against the estate of
Erastus Hunter by V. Mercer as
guardian for Albert Clifford Huntur
and is being contested quite spiritedly
in the district court since yesterday
morning. The share of the youth
amounts to between $3,500 and $4,500
and is one-tenth of the estate. The
mother of the minor, airs. Millie Hunt
er who was divorced from Erastus
Hunter, Jr., was made the target of
one of the witnesses this morning
when Mrs. L. Black testified that' the
mother had little regard for the child
and did riot care for him when she
lived adjoining: the witness' home in
South Ottumwa. The case was brought
out that when in 1908. the. younger
iUrastus Hunter divorced his wife,
both wanted the child, Albert Clifford
Hunter''To settle the matter between
the two, the elder Erastus HUnter Of
ffered Upon the provision that the
mother relinquish to him the custody of
the child, that he would make the
child an heir in equal share with his
other children which would make the
child heir to one-tenth of the estate,
valued between 53,500 and $4,500. Now
that the elder Erastus Hunter is dead,
the guardian is seeking to obtain the
share that was to be given the child
upon his grandfather's death.
The failure of the jury to agree in
the land commission case of R.
Beamer et al vs. Charles Stuber, in
volving a $400 claim for commission on
the sale of a farm, caused the court to
discharge the Jury and continue the
case. A decree of divorce was signed
in the case of N. B. Cockefair vs.
Georgia M. Cockefair.
The court denied the restraining
order against the city officials to pre
vent them from keeping the pappas
billiard hall closed.
A motion to take the case of Edward
Blount from the district court to the
United States court waB granted after
some argument this morning. A motion
for a new trial in the case of John
Rohrer vs. G. V. Frasier, claiming
damages for an injury from an automo
bile that was recently heard in the dis
triot court, was denied. The same fate
was met by the defendant in thd case
of Virginia Nicholson vs. the city of
Ottumwa which when heard a short
'time ago in district court was won by
the plaintiff.
A. R. Hiatt's father came in Thurs,r
day for a few days' visit with his son
A. R. Hiatt and J. C. Silver went to
Burlington Thursday night.
J. H. Teal spent Monday in Ottum
wa returning Tuesday evening.
Mrs. G. W. Johnston and Mrs. Bessie
Newman and Mrs. Helen Spencer were
passengers to Ottumwa Wednesday.
Gust. Anderson came in Wednesday
to Visit his family. He has resigned his
mall route and will work for the C. B.
& Q, railroad.'
The M. E. church' people are arrang
ing for a Christmas tree for the little
Jacob Nixon and G. W. Howard left
Monday for Ft. Myers, Fla.
The Richland Poultry Fanciers' as
sociation will open their annual exhibi
tion today and continue until Friday. A
large entry of birds is expected by the
The friends of M. L. Thorne of
Grundy Center regret to' learn of his
death in that city Nov. 14. At one time
he was proprietor of a drug store here
friends. His
for teaching school which all her
friends are glad to hear.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Reed of Wayland
who enjoyed an over Sunday visit with
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Barnett returned
Mrs. George Trigg went to Clay
Saturday and visited over Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ward and Mrs.
Logan Brown.
Miss Mary Walker has returned
from a pleasant visit in Lincoln, Nobr.,
with her sister Mrs. Zane Thompson.
Mrs. Eliza Dewels of Washington
who spent last week here wtih rela
tives returned home Saturday evening.
Bert Haworth of Des Moines has re
turned home after a pleasant visit here
with relatives.
Mrs. Minnie Smith has arrived at
home from a Pleasant visit in Lincoln,
Nebr., and other points In the state.
Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Walker will 50
to Moulton Tuesday to be present at
a reunion of the Walker family at the
home of Everett Walker.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Bales are here from
Plumas, Manitoba, Canada for a visit
with the former's mother Mrs. Nan
Bales and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Swank.
Mrs. T. F. McCarty was visiting in
Keota with her daughter Mrs. J. G.
Mr. and Mrs. J. I*. Brady have sold
their residence on South Fifth street
to Mrs. C. C. Smith of Milton.
Elder and Mrs. James McKiernan
were recent Keokuk visitors.
Ben Newman of Liberty ville is vis
iting his parents Lewis N'ewman and
Mrs. E. H. Rockwell, Mrs. Rena Wil
ken and Miss Grace Woods were Keo
kuk visitors Friday.
Miss I^ala Hunt is visiting her sister
in Cincinnati
his parents C. A. McWilliams and
Capt. Lot Abram of Mt. Pleasant,
department commander of Iowa G. A.
R. was in Farmington Saturday whllt
enroute from Milton Douds-Leando
where he attended camp fire.
Miss Ivn Good has returned from a
short visit with friends in Ft. Madison,
Mrs. G. E. Noske has returned from
guest of her sister Mrs. Frank Modim\
uncle John Bowers.
Cedar Rapids, De I'J.—Bert Row
ray, a prisoner in th" cit.v jail, hanged
{himself with his suspenders in his" cell
Itoday. He was held in connection with
th« repfint. muriiw of .lamts Svne.
Dr. H. A. McWilliams rias returned I it'nsr tliie week with relatives in Aller
from Eldon where he was the ugest of'ton I°wa
.Vties .'.land Warren and Edna Pol
lock left Tuesday for Cedar Falls to
resume th-:ir studies.
Miss Nellie Manhart has returned !l,f
Just the thing to buy for
A bift assortment to choose from—
the kind that gives the most wear—
the kind that will ring you back for
the next pair.
High Top Jockey Boots with Patent
Cuffs for the Girls.
High Top Shoes with Buckles for the
Slippers for the'whole family.
You could not spend your money for
anything that would please better and
be more acceptable than
sta* H.&F.stwe
CAHagberg, 124E.Main
Ada Beder Adeen and Charles Kirk
lin of Rutledge, found themselves
again in the toils of the law when
they failed to live up to the agreement
or which the previous charges were
dismissed. Several days ago, Beder
Adeen came from his home in Center
ville and had his wife, and the negro
with whom she had run away, arrest
ed on statutory charges. Wifey
agreed to come back and live with him
if he would only dismiss the charges
Taking her at her word Beder Adeen
did so. But Wifey then changed her
mind and decided to live with her af
finity. Beder Adeen was not to be
balked on this game so he swore out
a warrant for both of them, making
the same charge. They were afresterti
this morning and when arraigned be
fore Justice Nosier, pleaded not guilty.
Their preliminary hearing will be held
tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.
Ames. Dec. 12.—Wondering why his
house, one of the largest business es
tablishments in the United States,
never gets letters of application from
Iowa state college graduates, Presi
dent A. C. Bartlett of Bibbard, Spen
cer, Bartlett & Co., has written to
know why.
"While we receive numerous appli
cations from the Universites of Illi
nois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and oth
ers," he writes, "we never have had
one from your institution.. The writer
wonders if all your people go into
agricultural pursuits."
"They do," said Dean Charles P.
Curtiss, speaking for the agricultural
division. "Our graduates rarely are
inclined to go into business," he
wrote. "In the agricultural division,
from three-fourths to four-fifths of the
graduates return directly to the farm
and those who do not take up farm
work take some phase of agricultural
journalism or ether employment close
ly related to agriculture."
President Bartlett of Chicago asked
for names of Ames men who might
want to go into business. Dean
Curtiss could furnish him none—none
at least from the agricultural division.
Agricultural students are going back
to the farm in Iowa.
Bert Heston left Tuesday for Chi
cago where he will attend the stock
Miss Mabel TJornaugh returned home
this week after a several weeks' visit
with his brother in Wyoming.
True Smith has purchased
I'lacksmith shop and will conduct
Charley l.inder of Linb.v spent last
week with his brother W. V. Linder.
^irs. I.ou ordyce visited last
with relatives in Eldon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman are vis-
Wallace Davis and famiiy are mov
ins to Libertyv.lle from Moline, 111.
They will occupy the Floyd Crawford
Miss Myra Hehr.er of Lone Tree, ,Ia„
visited last week with friends here.
Revival meetings are in progress at
Hi^ Mt. Zion church.
Miss Nellie Bell and Mary McRanee
Dwight Warren home.
Mrs. Laura Wagner is visiting in Ot
The ladies of the M. E. church serv
ed sunper in the K. of P. hall Inst
CEDAR RAPIDS TAlT Saturday evening. They realised #29.40.
this week for Humeston where they
will run a restaurant.
Will Ferrell is spending the week in
Chicago attending the stock show.
Mrs. Mar:.* McElderry is visiting with
her daughter in Batavia.
Suits ond Overcoats
$36 Suits and Overcoats ..... 127.50
$32.50 Suits and Overcoats $25.00
$30 8uits and Overeoats $22.50
$27.60 Suits and Overcoats .... $20.00
$25 Suits and Overcoats $18.50
$22.50 Suits and Overcoats $16.50
$20.00 Suits and Overceatr .... $15.00
$18 8uite and Overcoats ..... $13.50
$16.50 Suits and Overcoats .... $12.50
$16 8uits and Overcoats $11.00
$13.50 Suits and Overcoats ... $10.00
$12 Suits and Overcoats $ 9-00
$10 8ults and Overcoats $ 7.00
Boys, too, should take advantage of
Our Removal 8aie. Parents can save
one-third on the boys' Xmas Suits and
Overcoats by getting them here and
Bath Robes
Smoking Jackets
Tie Rings
Collar Bags
Sigourney Dec. 12.—In the dlstrlct (jrjrinell.
court Monday afternoon the trial of
Willis Stanley vs. Charles B. Taylor
was commenced. This is an action
against the defendant for malprac
tice. The defendant is a practicing
physician and surgeon at What Cheer,
and the plaintiff alleges that in June
1910 he jumped off a wagon and broke
his right leg just above the knee. Dr.
Taylor was immediately called to re
duce the fracture. The plaintiff claims
that in reducing the fracture the de
fendant negligently allowed the broken
ends of the bones to slip past each
other and they did not properly grow
together, causing him much pain and
suffering, and causing his. leg to be
three inches shorter than it should be
and left him a cripple for life. For this
the plaintiff asks damages against the
defendant in the sum of $20,000. The
plaintiff is represented by Attorneys
Ely & Bush from Davenport and the
defendant is represented by Wade,
Dutcher and Davis from Iowa City, it
is expected the trial of the-case will oc
cupy the entire week.
Little Miss Adrienne Lewis of Os
kaloosa terminated a visit Sunday
with the Win. Harkins family.
Albert Ealf-s of Plumas, Manitoba,
arrived Wednesday for a visit with' his
the! mother Mrs. Kan Bales and sister Mrs.
thi Ed Swank.
Mrs.^ilaura Shlplier will reopen theirs Moines, where^he ««ejided a cab
hotel Wednesday.
Clifford Davip. Laurence and Edwin
Stephenson, students of the State uni
versity, visited last week at the par
ental homes.
Rev. J. S. Decker has .returned from
inet meeting of the Epworth league of
the state of .Iowa.
Miss Cora Gowery of Brighton has
icturned home after a pleasant visit
with her brother Glenn and wife.
The Woman's club met with Mrs.
David Bruns'Wednesday and were dc
'wVcl-' lifihtfully entertained.
GiU't-rt Jones of Moline, III. visited
his father and mother Monday.
Ccdriek Williams who visited his
folks several days has returned to his
school duties In Iowa City.
T. A- Htnshaw and wife have re
turned from a visit in Burlington-with
Bert Anderson who h:- been in De
torah all fall, returned home Monday.
-Mrs. Alice Vuirtine is enjoying a
visit with her mother Mrs. Daniel
Davis and her brothers of Woodburn,
Miss Clara Bennett who has been
teaching in Osage, came in Monday for
the a visit at home.
A. L. Wade returned to his home on
Friday to Spokane, Wash., after
p'pa si: nt visit with relatives.
members of the
met Tuesday evening to elect officer^
os follows: Philip Ward, commander
Mr. and Mrs. Ridgoaour will leavn'J. Carmiehael, adjutant Wm. Shaffer,
A number of poultry fancier* took a
load of fine chickens to Fairfield last
week to enter them in the poultry
John Kent, Gilbert Jones, N. W.
In this location. That is, your opportunity to get crisp,
hew winter clothing arid men's furnishings at after season
prices, is waning daily. We move January /.
Many Underwear Reductions Now Wool or Cotton Two
Piece and Union Suits
Our Holiday Gift Stock is
And Ready For Your Inspection
Fur Caps
Fancy Suspeuuers
Suit Cases
House Slippers
Dress Shirts
103 East Main Street
Callister, Chal Chacey, Art Reynolds
Miss Lottie Hoop are spending a
few days at court in Sigourney.
Mrs. J. A. Brant spent Monday in
Ottumwa on
business trip.
I Mrs. Wm. Drummond is spending a
couple of weeks in Mitchellville with
her daughter Mrs. Bessie Hall, who
has a son, born recently.
1 Mrs. Flora Wallace who spent a
Mrs. Carrie Dickenson and daughter!
of Clay are visiting the parental B. H. I
Farmer home.
Revilal meetings began at the
Friends church at Woolson Sunday
conducted by Rev. Viola Smith of
Keokuk, Dec. 11.—The public ser
vice corporation at the site of the big
water power project here have been
merged into one new company which
now is operating them.
The Keokuk Electric Co. now owns
practically all of the property hither
to owned by the Keokuk Gas and
Electric Co., and the Keokuk Electric
Railway & Power Co., the Hamilton
Light & Power Co. and the Keokuk
& Western Illinois Electric Co., the
last named controlling the interurban
trolley line from Keokuk to Hamilton
and Warsaw.
The new corporation which has tak
en over the old ones, has a capitaliza
tion of $650,000. It is understood A. D.
Ayres will be continued as manager.
All of the city franchises for these
utilities have been assigned to the
new company, which is controlled by
Stone & Webster.
Saloon Decisions Expected During
This Ten Day Term Moon Law
Decision Awaited.
Des Moines, Dec. 12.—The supreme
court? of Iowa today began a ten days
session during which the business of
the year probably will he completed.
That- a decision in the Moon law will
be handed down before the court adr
journs is probable.
There is considerable speculation
among the temperance force? and the
liquor interests today as to whether
the court will sustain the Polk and
Woodbury district courts and thus hold
that no matter how many saloons ex
isted when the law became effective
can only
Held for
"W"1 "'"ij
Mrs. Ida Starr
for each thou­
sand when the new general consent is
Kilimc Patrolman Ger-
pest iSsiier Muscatine Said
Havo Confessed.
Mu8cntlne, D*e. 12.—The Jo-rhal to
d?y prints a special dispatch from
Fairfield containing a statement ac
credited to Sheriff Cunifn ell of Jeffer
son county to the effect that Thomas
Hoskinson, charged with the 'rder
of Patrolman Gerischer had made a knowledge of a written
$6 Sweaters ..
$5 Sweaters ..
$4 Sweaters
$3.50 Sweaters
$3 Sweaters
$2.50 Sweaters
$2 Sweaters ..
$1.50 Sweaters
$1 Sweaters ..
75c Sweaters
Traveling Sets
Traveling Bags
Clothing & Shoe Co.
House of Quality
rwp V* T.'"1 '.'VISA
'. i#«s
J* v'
W jJ
Fancy Hosiery
at fifty five, and young
looking, verilyl
She is a typical expohient of
modern hygienic science and
We are magicians in making
the old look young again and
we can do it
New System
Dental Parlors
Dr. W. I. Dunning,
Over Central Drug Store.
that if you want good furniture to ex
cellent repair, cheaper than yon could
buy new, then you must come here for
it. We have great bargains in Ufr
redeemed furniture. It will pay you
to get a line on us.
H. W. Suechting
Corner Washington «nd Seaon&
Ottumva. Iowa,
confession of the crime. Hoskinson, a
button cutter, formerly lived in FMr-*
field, and Sheriff Campbell accompan
ied the« priacncr's mother on a visit
made to lier son a *#eek ago. Local
authorities while refusing to allow
newspaper men to question Hoskinson
confirm the report that he has admit
ted his guilt though, denying any"
Some Wilson Bros. Shirts
$1.50 and $1.00 grades to close at
98c and 75c

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