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New York, July
The downward trend of active stocks at
the opening today Imparted a heavy
undertone. Steel, Reading, Union Pa
cific, 8
out hern Pacific, Norfolk & West­
ern, and Amalgamated made fractional
declines. There were a few unimport
ant advances
Business dwindled after the opening
with practically no change in leading
stocks. Among the specialties Central
Leather, preferred, and Texas company
gained 1V4 and 1 point respectively,
and American Steel foundries declined
Baltimore and Winnipeg export sales
hardened prices further. So did lack of
sunshine in Canada but a sharp setback
taak place when perdictions were made
that receipts hereafter would be heavy
southwest. The close was weak with
September 93%@94, a loss of 2%@2%
The market closed strong. ,?
prices and greatest activity were wit
nessed In the last hour when the list
recovered from its stagnation of the
early afternoon and went steadily for
ward. There were gains of 1 to 2 points
In some market leaders.
—Last sale
Amalgamated Copper 82%
American Beet Sugar ... 73%
American Locomotive ...
American Smelting & Refining .. 83 Ji
American Sugar Refining 128%
Anaconda Mining Co ... ••.Ji,,
Atchison J08%
Baltimore & Ohio
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 92%
Canadian Pacific ... ....265/4
Chesapeake & Ohio ..'. 81%
Chicago & Northwestern 136
Chicago, Mil. & St. Paul 102%
Colorado Fuel
Iron 80%,
Denver ft Rio Grande 19
Erie 34%
Great Northern pfd 138%
Illinois Central 130
Ihterborough-Met 20%
Jnterborough-Met pfd 68%
Louisville & Nashville 160%
Missouri Pacific
New Totjt Central 11%
Norfolk A Western 117%
Northern Pacific 121%
Pacific Mall 36%
Pennsylvania 123%
people's Gas ... ..••••.•.11694
Reading 165%
Rock Island Co 23%
Rock Island pfd... ...... 48%
Southern Pacific 29%
'nion Pacific 167%
States Steel 70
United Slates Steel pfd 111%
Wabash pfd ... 14%
Mrs. Leo Greeley of Eldorado, Kans.,
returned home yesterday after a two
weeks' visit with her mother Mrs. Jane
Copeland and sister Mrs. E. E. Tuttle.
Mrs. Stella Frasee of Centervllle re
turned home yesterday after a visit In
Whltebreast township with her par
ents Mr. and Mrs. John Tickle. Her sis
ter Mrs. Elisabeth Tickle, accompanied
her home fro a -visit.
Mrs. C. E. Tansey and children of
Weldon returned home yesterday after
jS week's visit with her brother A. B.
Tansey and family.
The Misses Violet and Bdlth Haynes
ef Emporia, Kans., who had been
spending two weeks at the home of
their uncle Dr. F. H. Boynton, returned
home yesterday.
and Mrs. Dee Pettyjohn returned
yesterday from a few days' visit with
relatives in Marysvllle and Knoxville.
Mrs. Carrie Netheroe of Des Moines
who was called here last week by the
death of her brother Andy Duckworth
returned home last evening.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Harding
yesterday, a daughter.
Mrs. O. F. Klnmonth and daughter
Isabel of Russell were in the city yes
terday, enroute to Ballantyne, Mont.,
to visit the former's sons Charles and
Alex Klnmonth.
Raymond Davis of Fairfield returned
home last evening after a visit at the
home of his uncle Rev. C. C. Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Curtis of Ot
tumwa hfive returtied home after a
-viilt with the former's parents Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Curtis and with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Becker.
Mrs. F. P. Mitchell returned yester
dav fro ma visit in Derby with her
niece Mrs. Walter Greene.
A1 Fluke of Osceola was in the city
yesterday visiting his brother Levi and
transacting business.
Mrs. P. Rutherford and little son
Hkrrr left last evening for a few days'
visit with relatives in Des Moines.
Ed Shields and son Russell were in
Ottumwa Monday.
Mrs. H. Wehrlie who has been visit
ing her sister Mrs. Mart Emanuel re
turned to her home at Omaha, Nebr.,
Monday. She was accompanied as far
as Albia by Mrs. Emanijel and Mrs.
Q. W. Florer went to Marshalltown
Monday on a business trip.
Mrs. Nell Evans came up from Ot
tumwa Monday and spent the day with
her sister Mrs. Carrie Steinholf.
F. M. Epperson who has been ill for
some time underwent an operation at
the Ottumwa hospltai on Monday. He
Is reported as Improving.
Miss Jennie Tune left Wednesday for
a week's visit with friends in Chicago.
Mrs. George Gillies came up from
Ottumwa Tuesday and attended the
Missionary meeting. Dr. Agnes Ed
munds of West China spoke both after
noon and evening at the M. E. church.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Chitwood Mon
day July 15th a son.
Tuesday was the 77th birthday 'of
Mrs. Rhoda Briggs and her friends
gave her a post card shower. Mrs.
Briggs received many cards from rela
tives and friends.
Mrs. Grace Cheney and two babies
arrived in Eddyville Tuesday for a visit
with her Sather Mr. Rohde and sister
Mrs. C. N. Foster.
Mrs. Sallle Williams is visiting rela
tives in Oskaloosa this week.
Aci' 1
Chicago, July 17.—Wh6at prices to
day evidenced a disposition to rally in
sympathy with an advance at" Liver
pool. The foreign strength was at
tributed to the big decrease in the
big decrease in thex world's available
supply total and to unfavorable crop
conditions in Russia. Purchasing here,
however, was mostly from shorts to
realize profits. New buyers were few
and timid. Opening quotations ranged
from to &c up. September started at
96% to 96%, the same change from
last night as the market taken alto
gether, fell back to 96 and then recov
ered to 96%c.
Although corn weakened at first ow
ing to support being poor, the market
afterward turned upward with wheat.
September opened %@%c lower to a
shade advance at 66% to 67% and after
a drop to 66%, rose to 67%@67%c.
After a little additional gain the mar
ket once more sagged with wheat. The
close was weak and Sept. net lower
at 66%@66%c.
Country selling orders carried down
oats under the influence of other grain
bringing about a reaction. September
started unchanged to %c up at 33% to
34, sagged to 33% and later ascended to
[email protected]%c.
Firmness at the yards lent backbone
to provisions. Trade though was only
a scattering sort. Initial sales varied
from last night's level to 7% advance
with Sept. delivery $18.10 to $18.15 for
pork, $10.55 to $10.57% for lard and
$10.52% for ribs.
St. Louis Cash Grain.
St. Louis, Mo., July 17.—The cash
grain market follows:
Wheat—Steady track No. 2 red, old,
[email protected]% new, $1.03%@1.06 No. 2
hard ,new, [email protected]$1.03%.
Corn—Strong track No. 2, 76c No. 2
white, [email protected]%c.
Oats—Higher track No.2, 46c No.
2 white, 61c.
Rye—Lower, 77c.
Foreign Grain Closing.
Liverpool, Eng., July 17.-r-The clos
ing grain market follows:
Wheat—Spot, steady No. 2 red
western winter, 8s7d No. 2 Manitoba
not auoted No. 3 Manitoba 7sl0%d
futures, firm Oct., 7s2%d Dec., 7s
Corn—Spot, firm old American mix
ed, 7s new American kiln dried, 6s
10%d futures, firm July, nominal
Sept., 4s9%d.
Kansas City Butter and Eggs.
Kansas City, Mo., July 17.—Butter—
Creamery, 24c firsts, 22c seconds, 20c
packing stock, 20%c.
Eggs—Extras, 20c firsts, 18c sec
onds, 13c.
New York Sugar.
New York, July 17.—Raw sugar—
Firm muscova do 89 test, 3.48c cen
trifugal 96 test, 3.98c molasses 89 test
Chicago Cash Grain.
Chicago, July 17.—The cash grain
market follows:
Wheat—No. 2 red, [email protected]$1.03% No. 3
red, [email protected]% No. 2 Hard, [email protected]$1.03
No. 3 hard, 97g$1.01% No. 1 northern
[email protected] No. 2 northern, [email protected]
No. 3 northern, [email protected] No. 2 spring
$1©1.08 No. 3 spring, [email protected] No. 4
spring, [email protected]$1.05 velvet chaff, [email protected]
durum, [email protected]
Corn—No. 2, [email protected]%c No. 2 white,
77%@78c No. 2 yellow, [email protected]%c No
3, 72%@73c No. 3 white, [email protected] No.
3 yellow, 73%@73%c No. 4, [email protected]*,
No. 4 white, [email protected] No. 4 yellow, 71%
Oats—No. 2 white, 51® 52c No. 3
white, [email protected] No. 4 white, [email protected]%c
standard, [email protected]%c.
Rye—No. 2, 73c.
Cloven—$15® 18.
irticles: Open High Low Close
May ..,1.02 1.02% 99% 99%
July .. 99% 1.01 97 97%
Sept .. 96% 96% 93% 93%
Deo .. 98% 99 96% 96%
July .. 72% 73% 72 72
Sept .. 66% 67% 66% 66%
Dec .. 56% 57% 56% 56%
May .. 57% 58%' 57% 57%
July .. 42% 42% 41% 41%
Sept .. 33 34% 33% 33%
Dec .. 35% 35% 34% 34%
May .. 37 37% 36% 36%
Mess Pork, per bbl.—
July .. 17.90 17.90 17.60 17.60
Sept .. 18.10 18.20 17.87 17.92
Oct .. 18.25 18.27 17.92 18.00
Lard, p#r 100 lbs.—
July .. 10.47 10.47 10.35 10.35
Sept .. 10.55 10.65 10.50 10.50
Oct .. 10.60 10.70 10.57 10.57
Short Ribs, per 100 lbs.—
July .. 10.40 10.40 10.35 10.35
Sept .. 10.52 10.57 10.45 10.45
Oct .. 10.47 10.47 10.42 10.42
Kansas City Cash Grain.
Kansas City, Mo., .July 17.—The cash
grain market follows:
Wheat—Market to lc lower No. 2
hard, [email protected] No. 3, [email protected] No. 2
red, [email protected]%c No. 3, [email protected]
Corn—Market to lc higher No. 2
mixed, [email protected]%c: No .3, [email protected] No. 2
white, 80c No. 3. 79c.
Oats—Ste-adj' No. 2 white, [email protected]%c:
No. 2 jnixed, 41f?42c.
Rye—[email protected]
No hay market. Dealers' holiday.
Receipts—Wheat, 231 cars.
St. Louis Grain Futures.
St. Louis, Mo., July 17.—The closing
grain futures follow:
Wheat—Lower Sept., 94%@94%c
Dec., 96%c.
Corn—Lower Sept., 65%c Dec.,
Oats—Lower Sept., 32%c Dec.,
Kansas City Grain Futures.
Kansas City, Mo., July 17.—The clos
ing grain futures follow:,
Wheat—July, 88%c Sept., 88%@
@88%c Dec., 90%c.
Corn—July, "4%c Sept., 65%c Dec.,
54 '.fV.
Oats—Sept., 33%c./-s||s!.. £4"'
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Chicago, July 17.—Shipping hugs of
light and medium weight sold strong.
Otherwise the market was slow with a
downward tendency on heavy packing
stuff. Topv $7.72%.
Cattle trade was slow on a light sup
ply. Live mutton trade was about
Chicago Live Stock Opening.
Chicago, July 17.—The opening quo
tations of the live stock market follows:
Cattle—Market strong, for butchers
slow receipts, 14,000 beeves, 15.55(g)
9.65 Texas steers, [email protected] western
steers, [email protected] stockers and feed
ers, $3.85S6.40 cows and heifers, $2.60
@7.10 calves, [email protected]
Hogs—Market steady to 5c higher
receipts, 19,000 light. [email protected] mix
ed, [email protected]% heavy, [email protected]%
rough, [email protected] pigs, [email protected] bulk
of sales, [email protected]
Sheep—Market steady to strong re
ceipts, 18,000 natives, [email protected]
westerns, [email protected] yearlings, [email protected]
5.75 lambs, native, [email protected] westerns,
[email protected]
St. Joseph Live Stock.
South St. Joseph, Mo., July 17.—Cat
tle—Market steady receipts, 2,200
steers, [email protected] cows and heifers,
[email protected] calves, [email protected]
Hogs—Mahket steady to weok re
ceipts, 5,700 top, $7.55 bulk of sales,
[email protected]
Sheep—Market steady receipts, 1,
200 lambs, [email protected]
Kansas City Live Stock.
Kansas City, Mo., July 17.—Cattle
Market steady to strong receipts, 6,
500 including 2,000 southerns native
steers, [email protected] southern steers, $4.25
@6.90 southern cows and heifers, $3.25
@5.50 native cows and heifers, $3.25®
8.75 stockers and feeders, [email protected] bulls,
[email protected] calves, [email protected] western
steers, $6.50g8.50: western cows, $3.50
Hogs—Market 5c higher receipts, 8,
000 bulk of ,sales, [email protected] heavy,
[email protected] packers and butchers, $7.45
@7.60 lights, [email protected] pigs, [email protected]
Sheep—Market steady receipts, 3,
000 muttons, [email protected] lambs, [email protected]
7.25 range wethers and yearlings, $3.50
@5.25 range ewes, [email protected]
8t. Louis Live Stock.
St. Louis, July 17.—Cattle—Market
steady receipts, 1,800 including 300
Texans native beef steers, [email protected]
cows and heifers, [email protected] stockers and
feeders, [email protected] Texas and Tndlan
steers, [email protected] coVs and heifers, $3.50
@6.25 calves in carload lotes, [email protected]
Hogs—Market steady receipts, 2,000
pigs and lights, [email protected] mixed and
butchers, [email protected] good heavy, $7.55
Sheep—Market strong receipts, 1,
900 native muttons, [email protected] lambs,
,[email protected]
Range of hog prices at Chicago fo»
the past two weeks with comparisons:
Mixed and Light
butchers grades
..'[email protected] 7.25© 7.65
.. [email protected] [email protected]%
.. [email protected]% [email protected]
.. 7.00(37.55 [email protected]
.. [email protected] 7.10®7.60
.. [email protected]% [email protected]%
.. 7.05®7.65 [email protected]
.. [email protected] 7.20®7.70
.. [email protected] 7.15®7.62%
.. 7.05®7.67% 7.15(3)7.65
.. 7.05®7.65 7.15®7.65
.. 7.05®7.62% 7.15®7.62%
.. [email protected]% [email protected]%
.. [email protected]% 7.25®7.70
Chicago Live Stock Cioaing.
Chicago, July 17.—The closing live
stock market follows:
Cattle—Unchanged from opening.
Hogs—Market slow receipts, 20,000
light, [email protected]% mixed, [email protected]
7.62% heavy, [email protected] rough, $6.95
@7.15 pigs, [email protected] bulk of,sales,
[email protected]
Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha, Nebr., July 17.—The
live stock market follows:
Cattle—Market slow, steady re
ceints, 2,300 -steers, [email protected] cows
and heifers. [email protected] western steers,
[email protected] Texas steers, [email protected]
range cows and heifers, [email protected] canners,
$2.5004.25 stockers and feeders, $3.75
@6.75 calves, [email protected] bulls, stags, etc.,
[email protected]
Hogs—Market steady receipts, 9,
700 hearvy, [email protected] mixed, [email protected]
light, [email protected] pigs, [email protected] bul of
sales, [email protected]
Sheep—Market steady to 10c higher
receipts, 7,500 yearlings, [email protected]
wethers, [email protected] ewes, [email protected]
lambs, [email protected]
New York Money Closing.
New York, July 17.—Prjme mercan
tile paper—4% @4%%.
Sterling exchange—Easy with actual
business in bankers bills at $4.85 for 60
dav bills and at $4.87.45 for demand.
Commercial bills—$4.84%.
Bar silver—60 %c.
Mexican dollars—48c.
Government bonds, steady railroad
bonds, steady.
Money on call—Steady, 2% @2%%
ruling rate, 2% closing bid, 2% offer
ed at 2%.
Time loans—Easy 60 days, 3%@
3%% 90 days, 3% six months, 4%.
Omaha Cash Grain.
Omaha, Nebr., July 17.—The cash
grain market follows:
Wheat—Market lc higher No. 2
hard. 92%@93%c No. 3 hard, 91%@
Corn—Unchanged to %c lower No.
2 white. 76%@77c No. 3 white, 76%
@76%c No. 2 yellow, 72%@73%c No.
3 yellow. 72%@73c No. 2, 72%@72%c
No. 3. [email protected]%c.
Oats—Unchagned No. 3 white, 43%
Receipts—Wheat, 27 corn, 62 oats,
Shipments—Wheat, 15 corn, 31 oats
New York Produce.
New York, July 17.—Butter—Steady
receipts, 13.181 factory current make,
firsts, 21C 23c: packing stock, current
make. No. 2, 20%c.
Cheese—Firm: receipts, 2,645 state
whole milk new white specials. 15%
15%c daisies, new best, 15%@16c.
Eggs—Irregular receipts, 20,804
fresh gathered thirds and poorer, 16%
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COURIEK,'^^ )«!. JUL"
JULY a«, 1912.
The local wholesale and retail prices
are unchanged from yesterday's prices.
The quotations are:
.Hogs—120«|150, $6.70 [email protected], $7.15
180®200, $7.20 [email protected], $7.15 220®
300, $7.10 800 and over, $6.95 good
packers, $6,60 choice packers, $6.20.
Cattle—Choice corn fed heifers, $4.71
06.36: good heifers, $4®4.60 common
to fair light helfeM, $3.60 choice corn
fed cows, $4.50®( good cows, $404.59
common to fair cows, $3® 3.50 canners
$2.50®8 bologna bulls, t4®4.50 butch
er bulls, $4,50®5 choice light calves,
96 good light calves, $5 choice heavy
calves, $3®4 common to fair heavy
calves, $5.
Sheep—Choice lambs, [email protected] good
lambs, [email protected] yearlings, [email protected]
ewes, [email protected] fair lambs, [email protected]
Grali* end Hay.
Grain and hay—Street prices—Oats,
35®40c straw, ton, [email protected] corn, 70®
73c hay. $12®15 Wheat, bu., 85c.
Hides, Wool and Tallow.
Hides—No. 1 cured, Uo No. I cured
10c green No. 1. 9c green No. fe
No. «.
Wool—Medium, unwashed, 22® 23c
coarse unwashed, 91®22c.
Beeswax and taliow—Beeswax, Nt
I, t7c No*t Sfc: tallow Na 6%ei
No. t. le.
Butter fat—No. 1, 26c No. 2, 22c.
Sutter, Cgfie in PeuHr
Creamery butter, 80c country
butter, grocers pay, 20® 22c.
Eggs—Grocers pay, 16c.
Poultry—(These piices are g»it
the producer.)—Hens 11c ducks white
festhered, 10*: ducks, dark feathered,
10c turkeys, 18c geese, lb., 7c guineas
each, 20c springs. 20c old rooste'.-s, 5c
10c old roosters, 6c.
Retslf Prices
Flour and FeadL
Flour And feed—Graham floar, pel
sack, 20c corn chops, par cwt, $1.85
shorts per cwt., 11.78 bran, yer
:wt., $1.66 ear corn, per bu., $1.10 shell
ed corn, per bu.. $.10 liay, per cwt,
II.1C straw, per c*t_ Me oats.
60c chicken feed, ground. 20 lb., 40o
clam shell, per cwt., 60c meal, pw
sack, 23c corn and oat (hop, 10 II
sack, 28c corn and oat chop, per cwt.
$1.85 straw, per cwt, 60c oats, bu.,
60c* oat straw, bale, 75o barley,
$1.00 oil meal, per cwt., $2.10.
Putter. Eggs and Poultry.
Butte:-, eggs and cheese—Cuvatii
butter, 25® 30c Sept. creamery,
butter, 30® 33c eggs, per doz, 20c.
Poultry—tfeese, lb.. l*%(91bc: tur
keys, 18c live springs, 80c old hen%
dressed, 20c ducks, dressed. 20c.
Ss'» flsh Mackerel, lO02ie
white flsh. pall, 60c herring, lei
eodfltfh, lOCtf
lake flsh, pall. Me)
finnan huddle, lb., lie.
Fresh flsh—Catfish, lb., 20c trout,
17c, halibut. 20c.
Fruits—Bananas, 20® 25c lemons, S0c}
oranges, 20350c apples, pk.. 1104to
cranberries quart, 12%c strawberries,
red raspberries, 20c black raspberries,
12%c pineapples, [email protected] watermel
ons, 35c cherries, qt., 10c tomato*^
basket, 20c peaches, basket, 20c ap
rlcots, doz., 10®15c currants, qt„ 10c,
black raspberries, crate, $2.
yegetables—Cabbage 5®
10c cucum*
bers each. 10c onions, lb., lc parsley,
bunch, 5c cauliflower, hear, 10®16o
potatoes, $1.50 garlic 10c turnips bch.
5c peppers, doz, 40o endive, bch 10c:
salsify, bunch, for lRr carrotts bunc'.i
6c beets, two bunches for 5 cents:
Chicago Produce.
Chicago, July 17.—Butter—Steady
creameries, [email protected] dairies, 21®24c.
Eggs—Steady receipts, 9.741 cases
at market, cases included, 15%®16%c
ordinary firsts. 16c firsts, 17%c.
Cheese—Easier dairies, 15%®15%c
Twins, 15®15%e YoungrAmericas, 15%
@15%c Long Horns, 15%®15%c.
Potatoes—Market firm receipts, 20
cars Oklahoma, 60® 65c Virginia
barrelled, $2.50® 2.60 Illinois 65c Kan
sas, Missouri and Ohio, [email protected]
Poultry—Steady turkeys, live, 12c
hens, live, 13%c springs, 18®23c.
Veal—Steady, 8®llc.
Morgan Sails For Home.
Southampton, July 17.—J. Plerpont
Morgan sailed at noon today on board
the Olympic for New York.
St. Louis Wool.
St. Louis, July 1J.—Wool steady ter
ritory and westera mediums, [email protected]
fine mediums, 18®20c fine, [email protected]
St. Louis Produce.
St. Louis, Mo., July 17.—Poultry—
Steady chickens, 13c springs, 16®
19c turkeys, [email protected] ducks, 9%g)12c
geese, 5® 11c.
Butter—Dull creamery, 22%®25%c.
Eggs—Unchanged, 14% c.
Yesterday's Results.
Philadelphia, 5 Cleveland,
National eLague.
Cfilcago, 3 New York, 1.
Pittsburg, 5 Brooklyn, 4 (ten In
Philadelphia, Ej Cincinnati, 0.
(Only three games played.)
American League.
7 Chicago 2 (called in
Boston, 7 Detroit, 2.
St. Louis, 5-3 New York, 1-1.
PrlC6' 13®14c:
PoXy- Dressed! steady freshly C. A. Prouty, chairman of the in
killed .western broilers, [email protected] fowls,' terstate commerce committee of
[email protected]: turkeys. [email protected] ^Washington were scheduled.
Western League.
St. Joseph, 3 Topeka, 2.
Omaha, 2 Wichita, 1.
Sioux City. 9 Denver, 8.
Lincoln, 4-2 Des Moines, 2-1.
Three E
ye League.
Dubuque, 6.
Springfield, 11
Peoria, 3 Danville, 2
Bloomington, 3 Quincy, 0.
Kansas City, Mo., July 17.—A visit
to the Kansas City hay market, said to
be the largest of its kind in the world,
was this morning's program for the
delegates attending the nineteenth an
nual convention of the National Hay
association here. Following this the
visitors were taken for an automobile
ride over the boulevards.
Reports of standing committees
were read at today's business session.
After the routine matter was disposed
of, addresses from F. D. Coburn of
Topeka,* Kas" on""Alfalfa/" anTrtaik
The International Sunday School Les
son for July 21 Is, "The Growth of
ths Kingdom." Mark 4:26-32. Matt.
'(By William T. Ellis.)
A seed fell Into a crevice in a rock,
where dust and soil had gathered. A
tiny green shoot soon appeared. This
grew into a sapling the sapling grew
Into a tree and, lo, such was the
power of the living thing, that the
mighty rock was sundered. There
are seeds of new ideas sprouting in
our time in £he cracked rocks of an
cient customs and conservatism. Be
cause the seeds seem little, foolish
men have disregarded them. If there
Is any lesson in the day's newspaper,
or in this old story of the mustard
seed, as told by Jesus, it is that what
is despised toda,y may be mighty to
While we study the parable of the
insignificant little seed that became
a great plant, let us give a glance in
passing to the amazing folly of or
ganized Christianity, which has ever
shown itself strangely blind to the
tendencies of its own times, and
which has been at no pains to guide
the shaping forces of life. Such
potent agencies as the Sunday school
and the Young People's society have
had to come to their greatness of
power before ever the organized
churches realized their potentialities.
Who, among all the leaders of Chris
tendom, would think it the business
of the church to encourage choice
young men to go into journalism, not
for purposes of religious propaganda,
but for purposes of human service and
kingdom ministry? So, too, young men
and young women become teachers of
the young without ever an inspiring
or guiding word from their religious
leaders. Who gives heed to the men
who draw the pictures of the periodi
cal press, which so affect the thinking
of the masses? Has any ecclesiastical
assembly ever devoted five minutes to
a consideration of the power of the
song writer, or even of the men who
determine the character of a nation's
humor? I know a little woman who
writes hundreds of Sunday school
songs, sung by the very little children
—songs that make an abiding impres
sion upon the plastic mind of youth
I doubt, though, if she has ever had
a word of praise or encouragement
or suggestion from any Christian lead
er of our time. The truth is the
churches are culpably derelict In un
derrating and ignoring the forces
which fix the ideals of our day. The
seeds and saplings that are to become
the trees of tomorrow might be bet
ter for a little tending.
Nobody has such faith as the farm
er. He spends winter, spring, ahd
most of summer in preparing for his
harvest. With seed in the ground, he
simply waits, working, it is true, while
he waits. The seed cannot be hur
ried if It is to bring forth good fruit.
Nevertheless, the farmer is an incura
ble optimist. He expects a harvest,
although he recognizes that it takes
a miracle of nature to produce it every
As we wait and watch for the com
ing of the kingdom, even as for the
coming of the flowers, let ua be ad
monished not to get excited. Flowers
will vindicate our waiting. The mus
tary seed will become a tree that will
shelter birds. The kingdom of heaven
will increasingly exercise its benign
ministries upon the people. Its ulti
mate triumph is sure. Our faith in
all seed should enhance our faith in
the seed which is the word.
Some Kingdom Blunders.
There are three classes of people
who especially need the teaching of
this parable of the mustard seed, for
they are blundering in the matter of
the kingdom's coming.
First, there is the klngdom-to-come
in-a-hurry crowd. They are sure that
the mlllenium will dawn tomorrow
They see in every express train and in
the infant airship a fulfillment of the
prophecy that men shall run to and
fro over the earth. Few of these are
gifted with any historical sense, and
they are ignorant of the fact that their
same type-jof character got Just as ex
cited over the introdyction of the
stage coach. In the wireless telegraph
and in the discovery of the North Pole
they see signs of the swift coming
of the kingdom. They have no pa
tience they cannot understand any
other time than the present day:
their sense of proporti^s is lacking.
Every commotion among the nations
in our own time is to them an evi
dence that the fullness of all times
has come. These need to remember
the parable of the mustard seed. The
kingdom's coming is a growth. The
seed that germinated so wonderfully
in the first centuries has been stead
ily doing its work, but not yet Is its
growth accomplished.
In the second place there is the
heedless crowd who are really not
watching for the kingdom's coming.
They see no growth and are not per
turbed by any apparent declension.
To them religion is an unreal sort of
fairy realm, to be taken on some
bbdy's say so. They are not among
those who are watching. To them
might come anew the Master's word,
"Can ye not discern the signs of the
The third company are the pessi
mists, who are sure that the king
dom is having sorry times of it, and
that the prince of the powers of this
world is having things all his own
way. They are sure that the world
is growing worse, and the only com
fort their little souls-enjoy is that
they themselves are a saving salt In
the midst of so much wickedness.
There is no rainbow In their sky.
All the signs that come to them are
interpreted as tokens of defeat. These,
too, need the parable of the kingdom
that grows greater and offers shelter
for many creatures. They especially
need to observe more closely things
in the large.
In religion, too, something of the
same patience with the seed is needed.
The Christian Churcb has undertaken
to raise a world-wide harvest. As yet,
the seed is only germinating In the
ground in many places: Thus, in India
there has been a wonderful sowing
In The Religious World
Here is an article of e^gery Chris
tian's creed that should permeate all
his thinking whether we watch It or
not, whether we understand it or not,
the kingdom of heaven is growing and
coming, In ways beyond our ken, and
by agencies that are past human
grasp, that kingdom, which means
man's weal—as well as God's glory,
is steadily rising toward its fullness
of dominion.
The Time That Tests.
It is good for a man's soul to be
on friendly terms with a garden.
From old Jerusalem I brought some
seeds of popples, grown in the "Gar
den of the Tomb." They fere as fine
as dust.
Closer at hand,' watch the work 6f
the agencies of relief in our time,
and the widespread charitable organl.
zations which minister to all forms of
human need.
Behold the spread of the brother
hood Mfea throughout the whole yorld,
so that the brotherhood movement in
Canada and Great Britain embodies a
sentiment which more or
Darius Miller, Chief Executive of Bur
lington Lines, Passed Through
Ottumwa Today.
A special train carrying the private
car of President Darius Miller of the
Burlington lines passed through the
city about 1 o'clock this afternoon en
route to Chicago from Chariton. F. L.
Johnson, general superintendent of the
Iowa division, accompanied President
Miller. The special was handled by
Conductor William Johnson and En
gineer W. K. Farmer.
Farmington, July 17.—Fred Keck, a
druggist, and one of Farmington's best
business men. was quietly married
early this morning in Milton to Miss
Pearl Moon, formerly a teacher In the
local schools. The wedding was a com
plete surprise to the friends of the
couple, the announcement of the event
being made by Mr. and Mrs. Keck
when they arrived here at 10 o'clock
In the former's automobile, Mr. Keck
having gone to Milton early this morn
Fifty-Fourth Musicians Will Play In
City Park Regular Weekly Open
Air Entertainment.
Director B. O. Worrell has arranged
the following .excellent program for
the regular weekly open air concert at
the city park tomorrow night, by the
Fifty-fourth musicians:
March, "Joyces Seventy-first,"
Overture, "Morning, Noon and
Night," —Suppe.
Caprice, "A Dixie Bells"—Heber.
Fantasia, "Broadway Review"
March, "Headllner"—Troutman.
Trombone solo, "Moonlight Bay,"
Wenrlck—Guy N. Reld.
Sacred selection, "Joy to the World"
Overture, "Raymond"—Thomas.
Two-step, "The Chancellor"
Hospital Notes.
Raymond Batchelder, who was in
jured Saturday in a collision with a
delivery wagon, was taken home yes
Harry Bozanoris has been taken to
his home on East Main street.
Mrs. Richard Williams of Foster is
undergoing surgical treatment.
Mrs. Elinor Baumgardner, 525 North
Weller street, entered the hospital to
day for surgical treatment.
George Richards of Iowa avenue is
in the hospital for surgical treatment.
i.' rfv*-r*f tn-.vrwwT|i*w
v.* .fa
of Christian truth, but the full harvest
is not yet. All over that .wonderful
land an observer may see the mustard
seed of truth sprouting, and he has
faith that the day is to come when
that great tree, whose leaves shall be
for the healing of the nations, will
result. But patience is needed.
I Railroad Notes.
may be traced over the whole earth.
Then, most definitely, keep count
of the immense array of earnest
Christians at work in all nations.
What mean these summer Christian
conferences that dot the continent?
How explain the great gatherings of
Christian men? The kingdom of
heaven is coining. He who sees It not
is like the men described by the
apostle Peter, "Blind seeing only that
which is near."
A. N. Wilsie, master mechanic of the
Omaha division of the Burlington,
stopped off in Ottumwa yesterday en
route to Qalesburg, where he will at
tend the meeting of the fuel commit
tee of the system.
NORDEBN—Tuesday, July 16, 1912, at
tha home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Gust Nordeen, 428 Center ave:
nue, Florence Henrietta Nordeen,
aged 2 years, 11 months and 29
dhys. Death resulted from menin
gitis. No funeral arrangements have
been made as yet.
Fred Parcel I Arraigned for Non-Sup
port of Children Hearing
Fred Parcell was charged today by
his wife of failing to support his chil
dren. He has entered a plea of not
guilty before Justice Nosier and the
hearing has been set for Friday morn
ing, July 19.
A Life Problem SolvedJifev^
by that great health tonic, Electric Bit
ters, is the enrichment of poor, thin
blood, and strengthening the weak. 50c.
Frank B. Clark.
Relti iiii rtTfitjiifiir
Mr. Long will ever be remembered
as the clergyman who Invoked the
presidential anger, and, a» a natural
consequence, the Theodorlc vocabu
lary, upon his devoted head because
he told how a wolf killed a caribou
fawn. In his retreat at Stamford,
Conn., Mr. Long has suffered in com*
paratlve silence these seven years, but
now he bursts out with a paean of joy
becauae, as he hopes, the party Theo
dore 1b to be the party of the bull
Encouraged by many letters from
"editors, lawyers and especially from.....
progressive Btatesmen," Mr. Long,
with the help of numerous extricts
from a'book entitled "The Wilderness
Hunter,b written by one T. Roosevelt
years and years ago, has written some
things. For instance:
"The bull moose lives on the publlo
domain and is a very wasteful feed.
Of a Flighty Dlspoaltlon.
"He Is of a wandering and flighty
disposition. His flesh, moreover, la
coarse and nringy his hide is thick
and 'of very poor quality.' aa T. Roosst
velt says, and he ought to know.
"The bull moose never steals ha
simply takes what he wqpts. He has
fed on public property so long that ha
eontlders it all rightfully his.
"Our authority declares (p. 205)'-'
-that the legs of a/bull moose are so
long and his neck so short that he
must go 'down on his knees' to cr6p
the tender grass or to get a mouthful
of snow to quench his thirst. The pic*
ture of the bull mooae In an at
titude of grace as he eats and
drinks from the public hand, is an ad
mirable one. It will be especially sig
nificant if the new party has the wis
dom to choose a leader of almost mon
opolistic virtue, who' is more emphatic
than Moses In the matter of the'com
mandments and who wrestles mightily
in prayer before be goea out with his
Oidepn band of Fllnne to fight the
Lord's battle.
"A curious fact about the bull moose
at such moments of emotional excite*
ment is that he really answers a call
and comes headlong to meet It. Al
most everything will serve for an is
sue when the bull moose is in a
ceptive attitude.
"In many other ways the bull moose
shows symptoms of emotional fits and
of a disordered intellect. As T. Roose
velt says (p. 229): 'He frequently
shows a clumsy slowness of apprehenr
slon which amounts to downright stu
pidity.' The leader who adopts the
bull moose as his'emblem, therefore,
should be wary of talking too much,
knowing that words are remembered,
or of writing confidential letters that
are almost certain to be purchased by
the newspaper*—^those vile and slanpj^
derous instruments of the corrupt in
terests, without conscience or any ap
preciation of true greatness.
His Great Selfishness.
'Another noticeable characteristic
of the bull moose 1b his inordinate and
unchangeable selfishness. Whether.^,,
roaming the woods in solitude, or tear
ing up the earth, or coming headlong
to the call, he is thinking, first, last
and all the time, of the safety of his
own skin and the fullness of his own
stomach. I can take off my hat to a
cow moose, having frequently Been her
sacrifice herself to save her offspring
or to protect the herd in the winter
yard but I never yet saw a bull
moose do a thing for anybody but
himself. He is 4he Incarnation of self
"Further Indications of the bull's
essential selfishness are found in his
frequent abuse and browbeating of all
other moose that are smaller than
himself. He cannot tolerate a rival,
but flies into a jealous rage at the
first suggestion that there is any other
bull moose in the universe."
Mr. Long finds the bull moose very
fond of bright lights—attracted by
them, in fact—and this he considers
another excellent reason for its serr
ing as the emblem of the Theodorlc
party. Another trait he notes, and
wonders If it is not also applicable—
the faculty of getting a nice, soft,
warm and easy-to-lle-in-bed by the sim
ple process of driving from Its owa
some deer of lesser bulk and pugnac
Born to Earl Ullrich and wife, near
Dean, a son.
Wm. Jordon Is home from his ranch
In Colorado.
Dr. Young and family of Bloomfleld
were visiting friends here Sunday.
Mrs. Culllson of Harlan la the guest
of her sister Mrs. Geo. Pulllam.
MISs Fleeta Craig Is visiting her
uncle Huse Slam at Carr, Colo.
Berry Soutter has gone to Longmo&t,
Colo, for the summer.
Mrs. Blackwell of Chicago Is visiting
her mother Mrs. J. B. Stuokey.
Mrs. Frank Cllnkenbeard and daugh
ter of Chicago are guesta at the Karri*
son Cllnkenbeard home.
Mrs. Dr. Davis of Crescent, Okla* IS
visiting friends here.
Mrs. Qeo. Bovard and daughter
Marion have gone to White Hall, HL, to
visit her parents.
Miss Gail Garrett is attending #um«
mer school in Des Moines.
Mrs. A.
Dr. Long Has That to Say of Bull
Moose as An Animal As a Polk
tlcal Emblem Hs Sees a
Close Parallal.
New York, July 17.—Even tha
ture faker will turn!
For now comes the Re?. William J.
Long, first and permanent president of
the Oyster Bay AnanlM club, with a
piece In this week's Independent In
whloh he scurrilously attacks and de
fames the bull moose" both as a beast
and as a plain political emblem.
Corey of Des Moines i*
visiting her mother Mrs. Mary Bingley.

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