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-i Ottumwan Who is Iowa Member of
/^js* ^Executive Committee Issues Call
"to lowans For Delegates to
Aid Monstrous Movement.
Through a desire to have a large
,J representation of lowans at the sec
is/i ,ood meeting of the great National
"vj Drainage ngress in New Orleans,.
.April 10-13, inclusive, Ed L. Roth of
Ottumwa, member from Iow% on the
rfv*executive committee of the congress
has. issued an announcement to be
spread broadcast throughout the state,
Purging all those eligible to attend as
a delegate, to take advantage of the
opportunity thus presented to take
/part in the great movement that is
-now forming throughout the United
States. The drainage congress has
been organized only four months but
the rapid strides toward the goal de
sired had gained wonderful proml
nence and the 75,000,000 acres of
swamp lands in this country will scon
begin to decrease.
The men who organized this con
gress were among the greatest in the
United States. Among those present
at the first meeting were ex-Secretary
James R. Garfield, Gilford Pinchot, M.
O. Leighton, chief hydrographic en
gineer for the United States George
R. Maxwell, manager for the Pitts
burg flood commission and many other
men. of prominence and ability. The
object of the organization is not a
mercenary one. It is organized on
broad lines to aid in national develop
ment. Over 75,000,000 acres of un
healthy, disease breeding swamps ex
,'' ist in the United States that can be
successfully drained and made ex
tremely productive. The chief en
gineer of the United States govern
.' ment says it can, be done. Such good
business\ men as James T. Hill of the
Great Northern and B. P. Yoakum, of
the Frisco railroad say it is practical.
Many are familiar with the great re
sults already accomplished in Iowa.
The work, however, has only been
begun. Great swamps exist that are
interstate in character and too great
for private capital to handle. It is
the purpose of the National Drainage
congress to acquaint-the people of the
United States as to the. wonderful
possibilities of swamp drainage and se
cure federal aid and cooperation in the
^work. ThiS Will add immensely to the
national wealth, health and commerce.
The results will be perpetual and re
current as these swamp lands become
fertile fields producing yearly im
-menise crops that will perpetually add
great wealth to this country.
4® Mr. Roth's Announcement.
f|5 The following announcement by Mr.
Roth is)made ,t'o the people of Iowa,
showing the number who may attend
as a delegate and such other informa
tion that may be instructive to those
^expecting to attend:
jff "The second meeting of the Nation
al Drainage congress has been definite,
ly settled upon as April 10 to 13 iex
clusive, in the city of New Orleans.
This gives ample time for the public
spirited and patriotic residents of
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makes the baking
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Iowa to prepare for a good represen
tation of this state at a meeting, the
results of which will be of such vital
importance both to the state and to
the country in general.
"The National Drainage congress
was organized in Chicago last De
cember, for the purpose of bringing
about a comprehensive method-and
system of national drainage that will
.reclaim more than 75,000,000 acres of
swamp and overflew lands of the
country greatly benefit the public
health by destroying the present dis
ease' breeding places which these
lands constitute and materially add to
the national' prosperity.
"It is called the National Drainage
congress because its work is national
in character. It is the greatest work
in the development of our natural re
sources ever undertaken. "The ques
tion of swamp drainage is of such
great magnitude that state lines must
be obliterated and the work conducted
under federal supervision.
"It is not a mercenaitf organization.
Each state, as a unit should see that
every locality within its territory is
represented by an active member.
Iowa Is entitled to a large representa
tion at the New Orleans meeting.
Mrs. T. A. Fulton will have charge
of the afternoon study of the Art club
which meets at the home of Mrs. J.
G. Hutchison, 147 East Court street,
Tuesday, Feb. 29. The Berlin school,
and Gustav Itichter, Adolph Menzel
Ludwig Knaus, and Benjamin Vautier
will be studied.
Miss Emma Cooper will lead in the
Shakespeare study Act 5, King John,
and Mrs. J. G. Meek in the Dante
study, Monday afternoon at the meet
ing of the club at the home of Mrs. T.
A. Fulton, 824 North Court street.
English cathedrals in the .south,
Canterbury, Winchester, Salisbury and
Stonehenge, will be studied at the
meeting of the Clio club Monday after
noon with Mrs. William Hansel, 451
North Market street.
"The membership of the National {Ohio. On May 27, 1852, she was united
Drainage congress shall be made up of
the following:
"Fifteen delegates, from each state,
to be appointed by the governor
"Ten delegates from each city hav
ing a population of over 25,000, to be
appointed by the mayor.
"Five delegates from each city and
town having a population less than
25,000 and over 1,000, to be appointed
by the mayor or chief executive.
"Five delegates from each county,"
to be appointed by the chairman of
Jlie governing board.
"Two delegates from each incorpor
ated town having a population of less
tlian 1,000 from each regularly or
ganized association devoted to drain
age, irrigation, or other reclamation
work, agriculture, horticluture and en
gineering and from each college and
commercial body concerned with pub
lic interests which has been duly or
ganized not less than a year ago.
"All duly accredited members of
state and federal drainage, irrigation,
water or conservation commissions.
"All state engineers and state com
missioners flf agriculture and horti
"All officers, chairmen of commit
tees, members of the executive com
mittee, honorary vice-presidents, mem
bers of the board of control and
permanent delegates of the congress.
"The governor of each state, and
the mayor of each city and town hav
ing a population of over 1,000.
"The president of the United States
and all members of his cabinet, and
all members of the United States sen
ate and house of representatives.
"Iowa has taken advanced steps In
both private and public drainage. In
the public drainage of swamp lands
over $15,000,000 has been expended at
the close of 1910 to drain approximate
ly 3,000,000 acres. This once worth
less land now has an average value of
$125 per acrlp, a gain In wealth to the
state of over a third of a billion of dol
lars for the few years of drainage
work. There are approximately a mil
lion acres of swamp and overflow,
lands in the state now that are useless
for agricultural purposes and the
breeding places of disease. Some of
this great acreage is so located that
the proper drainage of It Involves in
terstate problems and problems that
relate to the navigable rivers which
are under the exclusive control of the
federal government. That is one of
the unanswerable arguments why
there. should be a national drainage
system constructed under the super
vision of the federal government."
Dresden china was the principal
topic discussed by the domestic
science department meeting with Mrs.
F. T. Lynch yesterday afternoon.
Dresden china, is a delicate, semi
transparent, highly finished china
made at Meissen neat Dresden. The
manufacture resulted from an acci
dental discovery made by Bottger, a
young chemist in 1710, and the vases,
statuettes, groups of figures, cande
labra, clocks, etc., manufactured dur
ing the eighteenth century are highly
A number of friends and neighbors
of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Henscn delight
fully surprised them at their home, 811
West Main street, Wednesday evening.
Games and music made the evening
a pleasant one. A three course sup
per was prepared by the/guests and
served. Those present were: Messrs.
and MesdameB William Miller, David
Lancey, Edward Lancey, Herbert Booz,
John Mllllsack, Misses Bonnie Nation.
Elizabeth Sullivan, Charlotte Sullivan,
Ruth Sullivan and Phylis Lancey and
Messrs, Thomas Millisack, Lynn Lan
cey, Bernard Hampton and Harold
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Sarah Jones Williamson, aged 84,
widow of the late br. Jefferson Wil
liamson, a resident of Ottumwa for
more than sixty years, and one of the
most widely known pioneer settlers of
Wapello county, died yesterday aft
ernoon at the family residence,
417 West Fourth street, after an ill
ness of three weeks. The funeral ser
vices will be held Monday afternoon
at the residence at 1:30 o'clock, in
charge of Rev. Malcolm Dana, pastor
of the First Congregational church.
Mrs. Williamson was born in Staun
ton, Va., November 22, 1827. When yet.
a child, she removed to Portsmouth,
in marriage with Dr. Jefferson Wil
liamson in Portsmouth. In November
of the same year Dr. and Mrs. Wil
liamson came to Ottumwa. This city
was then a mere village, in the words
of Mrs. Williamson, "with a sidewalk
here and there the width of a single
plank." For fifty years Dr. Williamson
was one of the leading physicians of
Ottumwa and with his wife, held the
esteem of all. Dr. Williamson was laid
to rest in 1904.
Until her declining years prevented,
Mrs. Williamson was always promi
nent In the social circles of the city,
enioying tbe friendship and esteeih of
all with whom she Came Into contact.
She entered the church early in life,
first uniting with the Old School
Presbyterian. On locating in Ot
tumwa, she joined the Congregational
church, which was then just forming,
and seeking a firm foundation under
the ministry of Rev. B. A. Spauldirig,
Mrs. Williamson had ever been faith
ful to her church, assisting in every
effort for its benefit and progress. For
many years she was a teacher in the
Sabbath school and her work there
had found loving tribute in the ex
pressions of those who were her pu
pils. Even though she has been phys
ically unable to take part in the work
of her church for the past decade, her
last act the evening before she was
taken ill was to make her anual
pledge to the support of the Congre
gational edifice.
She leaves one daughter, Mrs. A. J.
Colt of Indianapolis, Ind., and one sis
ter, Mrs. Elizabeth Sterrett of Ottum
wa, both of whom were at the bedside
when life departed.
The remains will be laid to rest in
the Ottumwa cemetery.
The impromptu class party of 1912
held Friday at the home of Prof. F.
M. Hammitt on North Wapello street,
was thoroughly enjoyed by a large
number of Btudents. Two course re
freshments were served.
Miss Corinne Cheadte, 203 North
Wapello street, whp is visiting in Keo
kuk was the honored guest at a bridge
party this week. The Gate City tells
of the affair as follows: Mrs. Arnott
Weess entertained a company at
bridge Friday afternoon in honor of
Miss Corinne Cheadle of Ottumwa.
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L. A. TO ArO. H.
Tables were placed for high five at
the entertainment given last night in
the Utt building by the L. A. to A. O.
H. Mrs. George Parish received High
score honors for the ladles and Ed
ward Denefe for the gentlemen.
The Adelaide Procter Study club of
the Daughters of Isabella hkve pre
pared a very interesting program for
next Tuesday night,- February 20, in
Woodmen hall. The meeting will be
open and all friends are cordially in
vited to be present. The following pro
gram has been arranged:
Address, "The Legal Rights of
Women in Iowa"—Hon. J. J. Smith.
"Some Noted Women of Today"—
Mrs. Mamie McCarthy.
Patriotic song—Quartet and chorus.
Miss Hazel Wyatt entertained a
number of her friends at a Pit party
at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Wyatt. 1802 West Main
St., Friday evening. Cad Eaton won
the prize in the Pit game. A delicious
supper was served and the following
were present: Misses Bessie Lauder
back, Cecil Wright, Bernice Wright,
Loretta Wyatt and Messrs. Guy Doo
little and Donald Wyatt.
The Bay View club will meet with
Mrs. Martin Israel, 201 East Maple
avenjie, Monday afternoon. Anglo
Italian and German Influences In East
Africa will be studied also Abyssinia
and Abysslnlans with a review of a
joilfhey on the Nile( led by Mrs. S.
L. McGavic.
BORN—Saturday morning, Feb. 17,
1912, to Mr. and Mrs. Tony O'Malley,
at the home of Mrs. O'Malley's
mother. Mrs. Mary Muldoon. 1602
East Main street, a daughter. Mr.
and Mrs. O'Malley's home is in St.
The state of Wisconsin lias just.'lie-
Blue Grass highway, before 200 en
gineers and road men at Madison
Thursday night, asserted today that
highway improvement is nractkjAVy In
its infancy In this northern state. Mr.
Nimocks declared that from the stayt
made at Madison this weak the Ba'ljvor
state is 600n going to become a leader
in the improvements of ner highway?.
The convention of the good roads
men. has been in progress the entire
week ari'l closes today. The moss im
portant program of the week was the
banquet Thursday night at which Mr.
Nimocks and AyHN. Johnson, an expert
engineer of Springfield, 111., were the
speakers. Over 200 men attended the
feast and good roads could not have
had a better representation. The ma
jority, Mr. Nimocks believes, were en
gineers from all over the state, whose
work during the coining year will be
on good roads. County supervisors
were not present at the banquet but
their appointed representatives were
there, seeking all the information pos
sible before starting Out on the work
of improving the highways, for which
they were selected. The rest of the
assembly of 200 were good roads men
who were willing to give their time
and money for road improvement.
They were the enthusiasts. With
silch a representation at their initial
highway meeting, Wisconsin promises
to become one of the leaders in ihe
good roads movement.
Mr. Nimocks
Rilla Amsbury of Hlteman Is visit
ing friends at Avery.
Fred Dray has added 'some Houd
ans to hiB flock of chickens, same be
ing shipped from a Clarinda firm.
Saturday, was pay day and many
made happy as the mines have been
running full capacity.
.The Avery school board met Wed
nesday evening, it being their month
ly business meeting. The board de
cided to add the tenth grade to the
high school work here for the cpmlng
school year. To equip the extra
room and add another teacher to the
corpse of jteacher and make it a first
class school in every way. Prof. H.
K. Leedham Was employed for anoth
er year. The Avery school has a
good corps of teachers and are doing
nicely. Visitors are always welcome.
An exhibit will on display at the school
Mr. and Mrs. Craver have been vis
iting with the tatter's parents last
week. Mr. Craver retuVging for his
duties here while Mrs. Craver and son
remained for a longer visit.
Born, to Mack Montgomery and wife
a baby girl weight eight pounds. Mack
is carrying a broad smile these days.
The parsonage property was leased
to J. V. Stark who will occupy it until
Sept. 1, the end of the conference year.
Word has been received from Rev.
Madrigal and family that they were
op the- journey and all well. The
letter being written on the steamer,
plying between New Orleans and
Costa Rico. "I.
Leonard Simmer of Mt Pleasant,
filled the pulpit at Avefry Sunday
morning and evening, and at Lock
man in the afternoon. Mr. Sfmmer
will fill the pulpjt the balance of the
year, and devote his entire time to
the Avery charge, which consists of
Avery, Melrose and Lockman, after
June when school is out. At present
he will be at Avery every Sunday
night, and Sunday morning every two
weeks. WlMle Mr. Simmer is a stud
ent and young in years, he has a good
delivery and will get along with the
work here.
The Epworth league had a' special
program and music Sunday evening,
it being Lincoln Sunday. Mr. Sim
mer gave an oration on the life of
Abraham Lincoln, Misses Lucile Pear
son and Edith Johnson rendered some
fine vocal music.
The Epworth league will give a, lit
erary and musical program soon as
arrangements can be made and debat
ers chosen.
gun to get into line with her sister years, Mrs. Margaret Rodgers, 225
states in the good roads movenjeut of Tisdale street, passed away in death
the west. Postmaster Frank A. Nim- about 11 o'clock last night at the fam
ocks, who delivered an addtjess on the
improvements or roads in jowa and removes one of the pioneers of this
eftjiecially on\the establishment o? the
that one of the
greatest features of the proposed work
in the Badger state is the construction
of permanent roads. A great supply
of crushed rock is available and many
mll€$ of the smootli hard surface will
be established on the main traveled
Mr. Nimocks has secured a promise
from Mr. Johnson, hlsl co-speaker (lit
the banquet, to come to Ottumwa some
time during the present year for an
address to the good roads men of this
vicinity. The postmaster states that
Mr. Johnson is one of the best speak
ers of the Improvement of highways
he has been privileged to hear and he
feels that this engineer's address to
Wapello county people will be most
beneficial as well as interesting.y
P. H, Hynes and family returned
from Chicago, where they spent the
past week, taking in the automobile
Thomas Cosgrove spent Sunday at
Mrs. J. W. Ritcher entertained the
ladles birthday club at her home last
Mrs. Sara Moore and daughter Faye
Warr were In Albta Thursday.
J. O. Reeves and sister Essie were
Albia visitors Saturday.
Rose Skinner who was operated on
at the Des Moines hospital a short
time ago has not been getting along
well and it is hoped that she will re
cqyer soon.
Mrs. Tetterson of Burlington Is vis
iting at the home pf Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Evans moved to
«. V- 3c
After an illness covering nearly five
ijy home. The death of Mrs. Rodgers
She had resided here for the
past forty-four years and was well
known among the older residents. The
family home on Tisdale street has
been the residence of the deceased the
greater part of her life In Ottumwa.
She is the widow of Thomas Rodgers
who preceded her in death 27 years
Born in Toronto, Canada, January
25, 1843, Mrs. Rodgers was Just past
her Bixty-nlnth milestone on the road
of life. When a young woman of 25
years she came to Ottumwa, having
resided here continuously since 1868.
She had ever been an active woman
until about five years ago, when her in
firmjtles began. Arterial trouble was
the cause of her illness and she never
regained her former health, although
In the pafct two weeks she brightened
up considerably and renewed hope for
her convalescence was felt by her chil
dren. Her illness prevented Her from
walking to any ettent and about 11
o'clock last night she passed peace
fully away.
Surviving Mrs. Rodgers are three
daughters and two sons, all. of whom
are now at home. They are: Jbhn H.,
Mary, Lena R., Elizabeth and Thomas
E. Rodgers. & sister, Mrs. Daniel
Donahce of Chicago also survives.
The funeral was held from the
residence on Tisdale street this
morning to St. Mary's church, of
which Mitf. Rodgers was a faithful
member. The funeral service and re
quiem mass took place at 9 o'clock
and Interment will be made In Ottum
wa cemetery.
Cantril Wednesday,, al$o Mr. and Mrs.
Meetings at the M. E. church have
closed. Thirty some united with the
church and others will later on unite
with the Presbyterian church.
Mrs. John Brewer dide Sunday and
was^burled In the Trdy cemetery Mon
day. Funeral services were at the M.
E. church, conducted by Rev. Wilson.
The deceased leaves io mourn her
IOBS, a husband, two children, mother
two sisters and three brothers.
Superintendent Shook held quarter
ly meeting services here Saturday and
Several from here attended the Hull
sale Thursday.
Roy Davis who has been working
for Vol Casady moved to Eldon Tues
Leota Stubba has gone to Des
Moines to viBit his uncle for a few
George Saylors while balling hay
Thursday got his foot caught in the
bailer and crushed it quite severely.
Mack Canady of Bloomfield visited
his aunt, Mrs. Kn^t Wednesday.
Will Pettit and family moved Wed
nesday on Mrs. Cloats farm north of
Mr. and Mrs. Glottfelter and Nora
Smith were dinner guests at the Roby
home Sunday.
Nellie Roberts visited Mlnda Sav
iors Saturday and Sunday.
Roy Parr and family .visited at the
Glascon home Sunday and attended
Dr. Stephenson and family of Mil
ton visited Dr. Barnes and family Sun
Frank Parks of Douds visited his
father Wesley Parks who is on the
sick lidt.
Gale Leach while playing with an
air rifle shot himself on the chin.
Dr. Sweeney removed the bullet.
Mr. and Mrs. Heskett were Milton
callers Thursday.
Mrs, Wash Saylors vlBlted at the
Jake Day home Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fountain visited in
West Grove Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Vina Rynolds of Villisca, la.,
has been visiting her cousin Oliver
Raber and family.
Edward Cassaidy spent several days
in Edina, Mo., last week.
Mr. and Mrs. E/lmer Smith and lit
tle Miss Wilma Dickinson are viaitlng
in Montrose.
Gerry Whitmore of Fairfield has
been visiting his parents Mr. and Mrp.
H. L. Whitmore north of town.
Mrs. William Sutton and daughter,
Mrs. Homer Foster of Downing, Mo.,
attended the S. I. Cox funeral here
Sunday, Mrs. Sutton being a sister o'f
Mr. Cox.
Mrs. Warren Rlnabarger of-Keosau
qua visited at the W. C. Page home
Miss Corenne Coolldge is enjoying a
visit with her friend Miss Effie Cox of
Manlto, 111.
Miss Crete Roberts entertained the
Kensington club Monday evening.
Word was received here this week of
the marriage of Miss Margaret Mor
ris who lived here several years ago
to Bernard L. Ryder of Wyoming Feb.
7. Mrs. Ryder is a daughter of Frank
Morris and a granddaughter of Mrs.
Margaret Dulin of this place. They
will reside on a ranch in Wyoming.
Miss Edith Finn of Monroe, la., is
here visiting relatives.
The Eastern Stars Initiated Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Easter into their lodge Mon
day evening.
V. F. Davis is visiting his sister Mrs.
Mpry Burns.
N. C. Larson of Chicago attended the
S. Cox funeral here Sunday.
John Gardner, son of A. R. Gardner
was employed in one of the Gardiner
coal mines here Saturday. The shaft to
this mine is about forty foot deep. Mr.
Gardiner was being hoisted when the
rope broke and let him fall to the bot
tom of the shaft, where he struck on
the end of a track which projected into
the shaft arid from there fell into water
three or four feet deep. Mr. Gardiner is
said to be recovering nicely.
Miss Gertrude Cheney went
Douds Monday to be employed in
bank there.
Mr. Mrs. Goodin of Wichit
A motion to direct a verdict in favor
of the defendant was overruled thla
morning by Judge D. M. Anderson in
the damage suit of Harry Skinner vs.
Lee Rimes. The action was brought
as the result of a fight on the Point
Isabelle road south of the city and
Skinner claims that Rimes broke hla
arm. Following the ruling on the mo
tion the defense began to take the
testimony of its witnesses and at noon
court adjourned until Monday.
A state case is assigned for Monday
when the Ida Bettiedine case, a statu
tory charge, comes up for hearing.
This was delayed during the hearing
of thescrlminal calendar on account of
the illnfess of the defendant.
Kans., are visiting Mrs. Goodin's moth
er Mrs. Foster. Mrs. Foster has been
seriously 111.
Miss Agnes Miller of Milton is- vis
iting her grandparents Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Elch.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Brown received
word that their granddaughter, one
of the twin daughters of Mrs. Elery
Boyer of Hackley, Wis., had passed
away, death being caused by pneu
Bert Donnelly is 'Visiting his wife's
parents in Wisconsin.
Mrs. Rose Hubbel of Cheney, Wash.,
is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Schmidt.
Frank Cox and Mrs. 'Mack Cox of
Klrkville attended the Cox funeral
here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Meek of Keosau
qua attended the P. E. O. dinner Sat
urday at the Ed Smith home.
Rev. and Mrs. Clark of Donnellson
have been visiting Mrs. Foster.
Mrs. C. S. Percival, Mrs. R. N. Cre
•sap and Mrs. E. C. Smith were a com
mittee which entertained the P. E^ O.'s
at 7 o'clock dinner Saturday evening
at the home of E. C. Smith. The even
ing was spent in initiating the B. I.
Miss Delia Keashing of Keosauqua is
visiting her parents here.
8arah E. Marshall.
Sarah E. Boyuls Marshall was born
in Ohio June 20, 1849. Died at her
home 1319 North Wapello street, Ot
tumwa, Iowa, Monday Feb. 12, 1912 at
6 p. m., aged 62 years 7 months and 22
She was united in marriage to Syl
vester M. Marshall, Mahaska Co., Ia.,
Feb, 23, 1873. She was the mother of
eight children of whom four are living,
Alongso, Elza, Mrs. Mary Dlckerson,
Mrs. Martha A. Gayer, /ill reside In Ot
She came with her husband and
family to Ottumwa twelve years ago
where she resided until death called
her home.
She united with the Christian ohurch
the year 1899 at Martlnsvifte, Iowa and
has lived a life consistent with her
profession dying in the faith of the
She leaves a husband, four children,
several near relatives and many
friends to mourn her loss.
Funeral services were conducted
from the residence Thursday, Feb. 15,
S. Isaac Elder, pastor of the Davis
Street Christian church officiating. A
large number of people were present
at the last sad rites to pay their tri
bute of respect and to follow the re
mains to their last resting place. In
terment in the Ottumwa cemetery.—
Elizabeth Hawley Jenney.
Jenney—Elizabeth, Hawley was born
In Birmingham, Ohio, November 26.
1825, and entered into rest February
12 at 10 a. m. from the residence 644
North Court street, Ottumwa, Iowa.
Her early years were spent near the
place of her birth, and her young life
found much enjoyment In the simple
pleasures and duties of a country
During 1842-43 she was a student In
Oberlln college, and while there united
with the Congregational church, and
listened to the preaching of Charles
Finney and James Fairchild.
In 1850 she joined a brother at Tip
ton, Iowa, making the journey by boat
to Muscatine and by stage the remain
der of the way. She taught school in
Tipton and also in Davenport. In 1852
she was married to Joslah Heald Jen
ney of Davenport and two sons and two
daughters were given to them.
In 1867 they removed to-a farm near
Agencyt and t.wo years later the loss
of the father left Mrs. Jenney with the
sole care of her little family.
Three years after the family came to
Ottumwa in 1881 to make their home,
death claimed the two sons within a
little over a month of each other.
Mrs. Jenney ha} been very feeble
for the past ten years, and five years
ago a fall resulting in a fractured hip,
put a further strain upon her condi
tion, but her sufferings Sfrere borne
submissively and patiently and with
a hopeful spirit.
She is survived by two daughters
Caroline Dudley of Hillsdale Michigan,
and Sarah E. Jenney of this city one
sister and two brothers, Mrs. Sarah H.
Bosworth of Mt. Pleasant, Newton J.
Hawley of Minneapolis and Hiram G.
Hawley of Woodburn, Oregon.—Con
Miss Cecil and Hazel Moore visited
their friend Miss Lily Lore Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Myers and son
from Ottumwa in their auto and visit
ed at the John Ross home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Newell have
moved from the J. L. Moore farm to
Mrs. Etna Newell's farm.
jWper Allison of near Mystic who
has been visiting in this vicinity re
turned home Friday. His two nieces
Myrtle and Mabel Brown accompanied
him home for a few days' visit.
Bert Bassinger visited at the home of
his feiece Mrs. J. L. Moore.
and Mrs. Charles Fuhs visited at
the ttpme of her mother Mrfe. M.-E.
Allison Monday.
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to Miss Ce
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.•hi tan Sunday.
iss Cecil Moore Monday afternoon.
and Mrs. Selgle
at the Samuel
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after March 10.
Ralph and daughter Harriet came up widow survives and the funeral serv
ices will be held here Sunday after
noon. Mr. Cassady had spent prac
tically all,of his life in thiB ccfltnmun
ity and was a nephew of the late P.
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A suit 'for |2,000 damages for the
loss of the ends of two fingers, a parti
tion action and a quiet title case are
among the cased on file in the office of
the clerk of the district court. The
former was filed by Marlln Ritchie
charging John Morrell ft Co., with re- JM
sponsibility for the loss of his fingers Qy
because of the failure to equip a fat\
back machine with belt shift and
other safeguards. The injury is al
leged to have taken place December
4, 1911. John ^Gallagher vs. Edward
and Catherine Gallagher is the title
of a partition case involving lot 34 in
the Hayne addition and a quiet title
action has been filed by Mary E.
Dudgeon et al. vs. Greehbury Williams
et al.
Fairfield, Feb. 17.—At the beautiful
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. S. B. Bishop, six miles south of
Fairfield, Iowa, on Wednesday even
ing, February 14, occurred the mar
riage of their eldest daughter, Miss
Mabel, to Raymond Peebler of near
Libertyville, Iowa. The ceremony was
performed by the Rev. Edwii! G. Cope
land of Tama City, Iowa, an uncle of
Des Moines, Feb. 17.—Frank J.
Murphy of Detroit, a labor leadei re
cently indicted by the federal govern
ment in connection with the dynamit
ing cases,
Cantril, Feb. 17.—Will CaBsady, 45
years old, a prominent' fanner and
slock raiser of Van Buren county, is
dead at his home near here. The
M. Casfady of Des Moines. Mrs.
Berry H. Akers of Des Moines is his
... .gates to the congressional convention
Miss Viola Ross visited her friend
Republicans at Logan Feb. 27.
Allison tooK S
Allison home Jat
.•'.•MM'fui I 111 IT nun mi mn-fcfli.
the presence of about
seventy relatives And friends. «js
At seven o'clock, the hour appointed,
while the wedding march from Lohen
grin was being played by Miss Ruth
Davis of Libertyville, Rev. Copeland
led the bridal patty into the spacious
parlor which was appropriately decor
ated for the occasion, The bride wore
a very beautiful gown of Persian lawn ,,
trimmed with insertion.and lace and v$
carried a large bouquet of bride's
loses. Mrs. Pleebler is a charming
young wojnan./ The groom is a pros
peroiie young man of splendid. Christ
ian character.
After the impressive ceremony had
been pronounced, and congratulations
extended to the newly married oouple,
a four course supper was served in the 'i*
dining room. The young lady friends
who assisted in the serving were
Misses Lela Linder, Ruth Davis, Nellie
Swanson, Laurel EdwardB, Emma Hal
ferty and Florence Bishop.
There was quite an array of wedding
.gifts composed of silverware, cut
glass, painted china, linen,^furniture,
clocks, rugs, etc.
The guests were from Fairfield.
GlaBcow, Libertyville, Batavia and'
other points, among them being Miss
Florence Heald of Nevada, Iowa, an
aunt of the bride.
A wedding reception was given In
honor of. the bride and groom at the
home of the groom's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ira Peebler, one and one-half
miles west of Libertyville, on Thurs
day, at which there were fifty "guests
assembled. A splendid four course din
ner was served at 1 o'clock, a program
of music rendered, and a /ery delight
ful day enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. Peebler will- reside one
half mile north of Libertyville. where
they wijl be /it home to their friends
Involved in the trouble
here last summer between the union
and non-union workers on the »§»_,
Seventh street viaduct.
There had been bad feeling between
the unidun and non-union men for sev
eral days and finally resulted in the
slugging of a^non-union workeT* The
man was struck over the head with a
large coupling pin and seriously in
Murphy was in charge of the work
for the unions at the time of the slug
Corner Case to Jury Monday
Des Moines, Feb. 17.—The case of
George Corner who is on trial in the
district court charged with manslaugh
ter, will go to the Jury Monday. Cor
ner is charged with having driven an
automobile in-such a reckless manner
that two occupants of the car receiv
ed broken skulls when tlie car bit a
telephone pole. Both men died.
Th6 testimony in the case has been
finished and the arguments started by
the attorneys.
Pullman Car Case 8ettled.
Waterloo, Feb. 17—Settlement in the
case of Lillian M. Smith vs. the Pull
man Palace Car Co., in which dam
ages were claimed in the sum of $1,999
for alleged attentions and annoyances
of a negro porter to the plaintiff while
.a passenger from Minneapolis to Du
buque in a car of the defendant com
pany, has been settled out of court,
the plaintiff receiving (he sum of $650 ^i|
and the defendant paying tA« costs of
the suit.
Logan, Feb. 17.—W. L. Stern, chair
man of the republican county commit
tee, has issued ft. call for a county con
vention to be held here Feb. 27. Dele-
held at Council Bluffs March 12
and delegates to tbe state convention
Rapids Anril 21. will b«

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