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Buy an IHC manure spreader from your local dealer and collect a double profit from your farm. iRtirnationil Harvester Compaaf if America 'Iscorpe rated) Chicago USA I H-C Sarrica Bunn The purpose of this Bureau Is to furnish, free of cnarre to all. th-e bes obtainable on better faming, to ail. th-e best information etter faming, If you have questions cortoernine soils. worthy any crops, Ja and drainage, irrigation, fertilizer. etc.. make jrour inquiries specific and send them folRC Service Bureau, Harvester Building, Chicago, USA SIGOURNEY FRIENDS ENTERTAIN OTTUMWAN The Sigourney Review: Mrs. Eugene Schipfer is entertaining this evening in honor of Mr8. J. C. Cooper of Ottumwa. Monday evening Mrs. F. S. Yerger entertained a company of sixteen ladies complimentary to Mrs. Clara Kerr Peebles of Detroit and Mrs. Cooper of Ottumwa. MARRIED YESTERDAY AT ST PATRICK'S. *y- The marriage of Miss Laura Miller of Unionville to Edward Rouch of Udell took place yesterday at St. Patrick's church. The pastor, Rev. Father J. W. Bulger, performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Rouch left for Floris for a short visit at the home of Mr. Rouch's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rouch, and will then visit Unionville, before going to Chicago on their wed ding trip. Mr. Rouch is station agent jit Udell and formerly resided at Floris. f» FRIENDS SURPRISE MRS. SCHWORM The friends of Mrs. John Schworm planned and carried out a very pleas ant surprise on her at her home on East Main street yesterday. The ladies came with well filled baskets and spent the day socially and with fancy work. Mrs. Schworm was pre sented with a beautiful hand painted salad bowl. The guests were Mes dames Minnie Westbrook, Mamie Kreutzbender, Nora Stiles, Maud Mc Carty, Alice Snooks, Essa Sayles and Emma Heather. 4» M'KINLEYS ELECT THEIR OFFICERS The annual election of officers for the McKinley Debating society for the coming year was held at the high school last evening. Wiarren Gardner was elected president and after taking the chair proceeded with the meeting. The society voted on the new mem bers who will be classified as Juniors next fall and the following were elected: Robert Hughes, Leonard Dawson, Thomas Gardner, Earl Jef frey, Charlie Smith, Cecil Corrick, Eugene Parker, John Miller, Bruce Osier, Donald Neasham, Frank Fied ler, Paul Crotzer, Ralp Powers, Willis Walker, Robert Mason, Frank McKee, B. Millis and L. Garvin. A. total of twenty-five members are now in the society. After the election of the new members the society decided to have the initiation for the new members one week from next Wednesday night. The officers elected follow: President—Warren Gardner. Vice president—Burdette Humph rey. Secretary—Harry Frank. Treasurer—Joe Tee. Miss Cornelia Herman and F. M. CASTOR IA for Infants and Children. The Kind You Han Always Bought Bears the Signature of nwwiffUmuBtMwi Dr. Luccock of Kansas City Successful on Fifteenth Ballot Three are Taken Today Without Result. The members of the First Meth odist Episcopal church and others have had the pleasure of hearing three of the newly elected bish ops of the Methodist faith in Dr. Homer C. Stuntz, Dr. W. O. Shepard and Dr. N. Luccock. Bishop Stuntz is an uncle of Mrs. E. C. Pierce and has visited here frequently. Bishop Shepard ad dressed the Methodist Brother hood of the Fii"st church at its last annual meeting, speaking on the subject "The Joys of Life." Dv. Luccock, who was last nijjht elevated to the bishopric, spoke at a brotherhood meeting over a year ago, and he impressed all as a man fitted for the exalted posi tion to which he has been elected. The same impression was made by Mr. Shepard and Dr. Stuntz. Dr. T. W. Jeffrey, the pastor, re marked upon the visit of the threo distinguished clergymen that they were "future bishops." Minneapolis, Minn., May 23.—With four bishops chosen of the eight to De elected "politics" of the general con ference of the Methodist Episcopal church here rapidly is turning to the selection of those who will fill other elective positions, such as secretary ships of different boards, heads of the church papers and places on the pow erful committees of the church. The four bishops thus far elected are Dr. Hcmer C. Stuntz, New York, Dr. T. S. Henderson, Brooklyn Dr. W. O. Shepard. Chicago, and Dr. N. Luc cock, Kansas City, Mo. No election again resulted on the seventeenth ballot fdr bishops of the Methodist Episcopal church, the result of which was announced today. F. D. Lette, Detroit, was first, 420 R. J. Cooke,' New York, second, 368, and F. J. MoConnell, Green Castle, Ind., third, 365. Necessary to elect, 490. The deadlock continued on the eigh teenth ballot, Dr. Lette dropping to 417 with Dr. McConnell second at 394 and Dr. Cooke third with 391. Neces sary to elect 508. The nineteenth ballot also resulted in no election, none of the candidates receiving the 530 votes necessary to a choice. F. J. McConnell was first with 442 votes F. D. Leete second with 426 and R. G. Cook third with 418. The conference adopted the report of the episcopacy committee recom mending Helena, Mont., Kansas City, Kansas and Atlanta, Ga., as places where episcopal residences should be cst&blisbcd In the committee elections the ninth general conference district which is one of fifteen such divisions and which is composed of the greater part of Iowa and Nebraska has chosen H. M. Havner of Marengo, Iowa, to suc ceed O. P. Miller of nock Rapids, la., on the book committee which is called the "back bone of the church." Mr. Miller has been on the book commit tee for sixteen years. In the same district Rev. J. R. Gettys of David City. Neb., and C. Rush Benedict of Shelby. Iowa, have been chosen on the missionary committee which also is a strong organization of the church. With the withdrawal of Dr. Andrew Gillies of Minneapolis, from the bishop ric race, Dr. H. C. Jennings of Cincin nati, Ohio, also a member of the Min nesota conference has made a rapid gain, jumping from forty-six on the fourteenth ballot to 150 on the six teenth. W. P. Thirkield of Washing ton, D. C.. president of Howard uni versity, the negro institute, has leap ed from 276 on the eleventh ballot to 383 on the sixteenth since the with drawal of R. E. Jones, negro, of New Orleans. Delegates express the belief that the balloting will be completed by the end of the week. Dr. Naphthali Luccock, pastor the Hyde Park church, Kansas City, Mo., the fourth bishop of the eight to be elected at the present session of the general conference was elected l^st night. This was the decision of the delegates on the fifteenth ballot,' the result of which was announoed. Dr. Luccock receiving 548 votes, thirty four more than was necessary to elect. A. M. E. Conference to Close Today Kansas City, Mo., May 23.—A final revision of the discipline of the church was the principal work before today's session of the African Methodist Episcopal conference. It was expected adjournment would be taken late today. PAST COMMANDER OF I. O. O. F. DEAD Mt. Pleasant. May 23.—W. S. Bur ton, past grand commander of the Iowa Odd Fellows, died at his home in this city Wednesday afternoon of I general physical breakdown due to his advanced years. He was 92 years old last February. He was justice of the peace here for many years. Sur viving are three daughters and three sons. His wife died a year ago. Mt. Pleasant Schools Close May 28. Mt. Pleasant. May 23.—ML Pleas ant high school graduation exercises are Tuesday afternoon and evening. May 28. The honor students this year are Miss Florence Morony, first, and Miss Lillian Piper, second. To morrow evening the seniors present their anuual class play "The King dom of Heart's Content" at the audi torium. |l|j'|j"ipi|!!!l iini|ppiW|IP!f HI J111 CAPTAIN SMITH IS CENSURED IN TITANIC REPORT Officer Who Went Down With Ship Held Mainly Responsible Ask Con gress to Reward Rostron. Washington, D. C., May 23.—The senate committee on commerce today considered the report on^ the Titanic disaster, which the committee will sub mit to the senate next Tuesday. It will be a sweeping arraignment, it is understood of the conduct of the offi cers, especially Captain Smith, under which the great vessel swept along through the ice berg area to her doom with its immense lctes of life. The re port was framed largely by Senator William Alden Smith of Michigan, the chairman of the sub-committee that conducted the investigation. The report, it is said, will severely criticize Captain Smith as being main ly responsible for the disaster because of failure to heed warnings of other vessels the British board of trade for lax inspection J. Bruce Ismay, who was a passenger, and will point to the lack of discipline in the time of dan ger. Captain Lord of the California will figure in the responsibility be cause of failure to take necessary steps when near the Titanic whose rocket signals of distress were seen aboard the Californian. Congress will be asked to reward Captain Rostron of the rescue ship Carpathia. The British Titanic Inquiry. London, May 23.—That the iceberg with which the Titanic collided was one of those of which it had received warn ings from other ships is the conclusion reached by the board of trade court of inquiry after a careful examination of the wireless telegrams passed to and from the steamer on the day of the dis aster. This was brought out by the tes timony of Herbert John Pitman, third officer Joseph Groves Boxhall, fourth officer and Harold Godfrey Lowe, fifth officer of the Titanic. Their evidence was similar to that given before the United States senatorial committee. Marconi Sues German Paper. Berlin, May 23.—William Marconi and G. C. Isaacs, managing director of Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co., limited, have taken legal action against the neyspaper Welt am Montag for libel contained in an article accusing them of exploiting the Titanic catas trophe for the company's benefit and of holding out news for sale, etc. FORCED WIFE INTO WHITE SLAVERY Des Moines, May 23.—Charles J. Wilson convicted yeBterday in the fed eral court here on a charge of forcing his girl wife into whitte slavery, prob ably will be sentenced by Judge Mc pherson late this afternoon and is ex pected to be given a life term. Wilson came from St. Joseph and was arrested by local authorities and turned over to the grand jury who re turned an indictment. His wife told a pitiful story of being forced to fre qnent cheap danoe halls and theaters for immoral purposes. IOWA GROCERS CLOSE SESSIONS TODAY Clinton, May 23.—When the last session of the Iowa Retail Grocery men's convention was called to order today it was expected that Davenport would be chosen as the meeting place next year. The Davenport delegation was pushing the candidacy of J. H. Schaffer for president and his election was freely predicted. Other officers were to be elected and two addresses made before final adjournment. it was estimated that more than one thousand Iowa grocerymen attended the convention which opened Tuesday. A trip up the Mississippi river in a steamboat was a feature of the enter tainment last night. DR. THOMPSON FIRST SPEAKER TODAY Des Moines, May 23.—Dr. Elizabeth M. Thompson of Ottumwa, was the first speaker of the day at today's session of the Iowa Osteopathic asso ciation the annual convention of which opened yesterday. Dr. Thompson was followed by Dr. Carl P. McConnell of Chicago. The establishment in Des Moines, of a great osteopathic hospital is pro posed and the plans were outlined by Dr. Taylor of Still college, who de clared that Des Moines soon wui be the center of osteopathy in the United States. The convention will adjourn late this afternoon following the election of officers for the ensuing year. BONAPARTE SCHOOLS CLOSE THIS EVENING Bonaparte, May 23.—The commence ment of the Bonaparte high school will be held at the Whiteley opera house this evening with the following pro gram: Music—Orches ra. Class march—Weltha Rowe. Invocation—Rev. J. H. Taylor. Duet—Misses Galling and Linder. Declamation—Anna E. Robb, "Death of Little Nell." Piano Solo, La Gazelle Polka, Wol lenhauht—Lulu E. Bennett. Declamation, "A Second Trial."— Bernice C. Tyler. Music—Orchestra. Address—Mrs. Hattie Moore Mitchell. Music—Double quartet, high school. Presentation of diplomas—Dr. Perel val. Music—Orchestra, r:ki- OTTUMWA COURIER, SATURDAY, MAY 25,1912. BAPTISTS PLAN NEW UNION OF Special Committee to Report at Des Moines on Ques tion of Uniting All North ern District Conventions. Des Moines, May 23.—The proposal to assess all churches of the Northern Baptist convention to create a $70,000 pension fund for aged and infirm min isters and missionaries met with con siderable opposition from eastern dele gates In today's session. According to the report of the fin ance committee, which was submitted, the total budget this year will reach nearly three million dollars, or about $250,000, in excess of the budget for last year. The proposition was to add $70,000 to this amount for the aged ministers. Final action was deferred until later in the convention. Greetings were sent to the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church at Minneapolis and the general assembly of the Presbyterian church at Louisville. Greetings from the Southern Baptist association were read by the Rev S. J. Porter of Texas at the opening of today's session of the Northern Bap tist convention. The two conventions have been divided for some time over the supervision of the mission work in New Mexico and an agreement looking toward greater co-operation in national church work is expected to be reached at this convention. A special committee has been ap pointed and will report on the advis ability of affiliating all state Baptist conventions in the northern district with the annual northern Baptist con vention. The appointment of standing com mittees was announced today. Each state is represented by one member on each of the five committees. The principal business of the day was the election of officers of the American Baptist Publication association which was scheduled to be held shortly be fore noon. "The Baptists are the only denom ination which have not carried out persecutions of other denominations, for difference in faith," declared the Rev. Arthur S. Phelps of California in an address before the convention. The fast growth of the church was traced by the speaker from the time of the revolutionary war, when there were but few members, to the present time, when it numbers live and a Jialf mil lion. Denver Wants 1913 Meeting. Delegations from both Denver and Detroit are making an effort to secure the 1^13 convention. The next meet ing place, however, will nqt be cho sen until Saturday and delegates are said to favor Denver. That the pres ent day methods of teaching Sunday scheel need improvement was the con tention of the Rev. J. M. Gurley of Topeka, Kansas, who addressed the convention. The establishment of training schools for teachers was urged. Dr. Henry F. Cope of Chicago, general secretary of the religious ed ucation association, also criticised the present system and declared that "re ligious personality is not properly be ing developed in the children of to day." The need for the publication of cheaper bibles that they may be dis tributed among the foreign popula tion, was outlined by the Rev. C. H. Sears of New York. The foreigners receive biblical instructions eagerly, according to Dr. Sears. For this rea son, he urged that there be more of the hooks printed so that they might be distributed. The foreigner, he in sisted, was mostly the equal of the American. The report of the board of mana gers of the Woman's American Bap tist Mission society showed that the society has finished the year free from debt. Sermons Criticised. Many preachers have lost faith in their bible was the declaration made by the Rev. A. S. Hobart, D. D. As a proof of his statement, the Rev. Mr. Hobart offered in evidence the an nouncements of Sunday morning ser vices in the newspapers in which he declared out of more than a hundred each week not one announced a text from the hible. And out of the few excerpts from the sermons which ap peared in Monday morning newspa pers, the Rev. Mr. Hobart said not one was an exposition of the scrip tures. The reason assigned for such a state of affairs by the speaker was the wave of higher criticism. "You have imbibed just enough from the critical writings and from the magazines to dull the edge of your appreciation and you are floundering about with uneasiness concerning your footholds," he declared with em phasis. Refuse to Attack Catholicism. Bristol, Tenn., May 23.—The gen eral assembly of the southern Presby terian church refused today to adopt the majority report of its committee on Romanism which suggests a plan of attack on Catholicism by the Evan gelical churches of the United States and Canada and the establishment of a fund to support converts from among the priests. SALEM. Mrs. Fred Garretson and son James following a visit with relatives here returned to Hamilton, 111., Friday. They were accompanied by Mrs. Gar retson's nieces Elizabeth and Myrian Cook, who will spend a few days at Hamilton and Keokuk. Vitus Dick, B. B. Wilson, Charles and Rolla Foss and Newt Trueblood if 1 ra •fe ji went to Keokuk Sunday of last week and viewed the big dam. Mr. and Mrs. A. Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. John McMasters drove to Stock port and spent Sunday of last week at the R. V. Davidson home. Mr and Mrs. Frank Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Berry made a business trip to Kansas City, Mo., last week. Mrs. C. H. Cook attended the P. E. O. convention held in Ottumwa last week and visited friends at Omaha and Sioux City. W. H. Johnson went to Keokuk on Saturday and returned Monday. After having closed a year's school work at Williamstown, Mo., Miss Nettie Carmack is at home for the summer vacation. Following several months spent with his brother John Bicksler, Wil liam Bicksler has returned to his home at Hot Springs, S. D. Mrs. Raines and Mrs. Anderson of New London recently visited at the Enoch Beery home. Word came that Mrs. Rebecca Mathews who underwent a surgical operation at the hospital at Keokuk on Thursday of last week, is doing as well as could be expected. Friday Dr. C. D. Rawhouser return ed from Des Moines .where he attend ed the state dental convention. C. A. Edwards and family are at home in the Perry Byers house in the east part of town. D. A. Hartley accompanied his brother C. E. Hartley who had been visiting relatives here on his return trip to Springer, N. M. Mrs. Pool and children concluded their visit at the parental home of Mr. and Mrs. William Weeks and re turned to Lovilia. Abbott Brady and daughter Frances of Kearney, Nebr., visited the form er's mother Mrs. Ann Brady last week. Mrs. Azur Barton is entertaining her daughter Mrs. Robert Shirk from Ft. Madison. Frank Hoggatt and sisters Mrs. Liz zie Rogers of Peoria, 111., have been guests of relatives at Mt. Pleasant and Salem. Mrs. L. B. Crew of Creighton, Nebr., was called here by the serious illness of her mother Mrs. Rebecca Mathews. The W. C. T. U. met at the home of Mrs. Pierce Wednesday afternoon of this week. Clay Weir came from Mt. Pleasant and spent a day of last week with Dr. J. M. Evans. P. E. Hall came from Ottumwa and Rheumatism is a favorite name for pains that rack the back, the Joints, the limbs, and almost any other part. A good deal of the pain that is laid to rheumatism is really due to kidney Weakness, and an excess of uric acid in the blood. When the blood is over loaded with uric acid, It forms into ,crystals, which are deposited in the muscles, joints, along the walls of the arteries, and in the sheaths of nerves. The movement of a nerve or muscle that contains uric acid crystals causes isharp, intense, darting pains and in time starts inflamed swellings. Uric acid has a great liking for the joints, and often combines with other chemicals into chalky or stony parti cles. These deposits stiffen the joints, making them extremely painful, and in severe cases changing the bones. Rheumatic pain in the thigh is called sciatica In the muscles of the back, lumbago in the face, neuralgia in various other locations, neuritis. As sociated diseases are gravel, gout, dropsy and heart trouble. Certainly, a good kidney medicine must be beneficial, and that is why Doan's Kidney Pills have helped so many cases of rheumatic pain and jyaftlaHH' ,, ,»4 -t mg&ssissssBs keeps your food tasting fresh and natnral—keeps your drinking water sweet, safe and free from odors—gives you plenty of shelf room—is easy to keep clean inside and out—is neat and handsome—a refrigerator you'll be proud of. C, You can't afford to deny yourself this perfect service. The Automatic Refrigerator with all its superior advantages, is always a bargain, because it saves its price -raawfllfllf fffimxeeu. by using less ice. Come in and see —then decide. Prices Range $8 to $35 hall-Ekfelt Furniture Homes Completely Furnished visited his daughter Mrs. Allie Hod son. O. H. Cook went to Keokuk Friday to visit his daughter Mrs. D. E. Reeves. Free Garretson of Hamilton, 111., re cently visited relatives at this place. A good audience enjoyed the var ious and excellent program given at the Quaker City ban concert at the opera house Saturday evening. AVERY. The Avery ball team played the Albia Speed Boys Sunday afternoon. Score, 19 to 18 favor Avery. Ten innings were played. The Avery school commencement exercises will be held at the M. E. church May 25. Prof. Leedham was in Albia Satu?« day. A. J. Warr was an Albia visitor last week. Leonard Simmer of Mt. Pleasant, preached at Melrose and Avery Sun day. The new officers of the Epworth league were installed at this meeting. Mr. Fox of Hynes, la., is building' a five room dwelling in the east end of the Bridges addition. Contractor Roberts is doing the work. The democratic caucus will be held Tuesday evening and township officers nominated for the county ticket. Jacob Ritter returned home from Des Moines, where he has been for the past two weeks, at the convention returning to Des Moines Monday. J. O. Reeves returned from Burling ton where he was visiting a brother. The Birthday club gave their ban quet at the hall last Thursday night. The hall was nicely decorated and a bounteous supper served. Quite a number of toasts were given and a history of the club, purpose and its organization. All enjoyed a pleasant evening. Charles Thompson was the winner in the contest prize. Those present were Messrs. Dr. Montgomery, Dr. Peppers, Roy Clapp, J. W. Ritcher, A. J. Warr, W. A. Smith, Ed Palmer, J. P. Crabill, Vest Craver, A. C. Bridges, J. Ellsworth, F. West, Prof. Leedham, Geo. Moore, Art Goodwin, A. George Moore, W. O. Holman, Andrew Anderson Mesdames Libby Montgom ery, Ada Peppers, Mary Allen, Jennie Clapp, Sarah Moore, Jennie Bridges, Elsie Richter, Blanche Craver, Lizzie Crabill, Winnie Ellsworth, Faye Warr, Mary Andersen, B. Thompson Misses Winnie Evans, Edith Johnson, Clara Kelley and Ethel Smith. 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Frank Samples and family were en tertained Sunday at the parental gam mons home, Erastus Hunter was in Blakesburg Monday and purchased an Incubator, C. F. Worrell and wife called at the Walker home Monday on business MARS HILL. Mrs. Buchanan, Mrs. Winters, Miss Ella Buchanan visited over Sunday* with their daughter and sister,-Mrtr( William Shank. Nute Alderman sustained a brokwr collar bone last Monday while plow ing. Mr. and Mrs. George Deiters /were Ottumwa callers Friday. Mrs. William Orman and children of Ottumwa have been visitirfg here this week with her mothef, Mrs. Courtney and sister, Mrs. Nufe Alder man. John Horan delivered hog® to Floris last week. Mrs. Ben Black, Mrs. S- TO#* E- Mowery and Miss Minnie Mowery/ attended the meeting of the Ladies' »id society at Miller chapel Wednesday. John Martin Rupe Is very ill at his home. Mrs. Fitzgerald visited one day last week with Mrs. Black. Mr. and Mrs. C. Ware and family have moved to the Belknap farm. Marsena Mowery and Glen Miller took two loads of hay to Ottumwa on. Monday. The Shank school closed last Fri day after a very successful term with. Miss Vera Slavins of Ottumwa as teacher. Miss Slavens returned home on Saturday. nervous troubles which have resisted other treatment. Doan's Kidney Pills by stimulating weak kidneys do help keep down the uric acid. O ttumwa Proof John W. Rice, Main St., Ottumwa, Iowa, says: "I gladly confirm the pub* lie statement I gave ten years ago T* rtm commending Doan's Kidney Pills. I was in such bad shape with kidney complaint that I could hardly get up after sitting or lying down. My back and head ached severely and I was subject to attacks of dizziness and ner vousness. The kidney secretions pass ed irregularly and my eyes pained me. Soon after I began taking Doan's Kid ney Pills, I improved and the contents of five boxes restored me to better health than I had enjoyed for years. 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