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fkones 9* -*•&. 'i£$.$• rS?v' 3&v in lift c-v: •i I if7 fi? l-s-3 fa ippi0, (Pg tiffikW ..,' fop-"" i'jrfrV- V7t' VV••»•' "n.'i—' '.r-rr^"»r'^BJRRtf*"."U.v •"'V***'/' „. ^.. JVli IW1 111* TIN CANS dozen 85c A. OdenwaMer & Co., Agents. iCoraer, East, Malmand^Iowa Avenue. Wanted! laborers for Street Paving. Bloomfield, Jowa. DRAIN TILE t«r p«ice»«sd:lnforniatlottwrita iMweyrthy Products Co OTTOJEWA, IOWA Triweekly Courier CHANCING ADCBES8E8. Subscribers wishing their address obansed will please give the name of the postoffice?" to which the paper haa been sent as "well as the postofflce fftmrMthay deilie-ihto be-changed LQpAL, NEWS ITEMS. W*W?Millie Arnold and daughter Stlz*beth. 512^Horth Jeflereon street, -leva returned from Des Moines and MfinT/ City where they visited rela C: HerTertScotttof:New -London^ spent yesterday with his- sister Mrs. (W. S. Parker,..J54Q^West. Fourth.. street. WissVAnna YHsrkin# of HTraclwille, 'Our Goodsgare Not Sold m$Long$Time^Nor do rer-KguieXwi^ ':y 'v y.::v'v'-^--v ,-r^ East End Supply Co. Liai||vai wwt Pure 1 P«r« 1 Fresh Tomatoes bushel 35c 8601 Spices 1 Cider Vinegar Wax Jelly Glasses 25c dozen If you want a good roof— w-Glve us a chance to figure on it for you. White Pine or Cedar Shingles in. th^best grades. !W«-*en PEERLESS ROOFING, the ver Ji^test jrooflng made. at wiiis Fresh Meats, Fish, Oysters and Spring Chix to. Profits |^12%'«Jt»d'-15c Toadies" summer Bts.to. closeKOUt at SJ/ic 35c Indies- -union suits, laoe txiimned .to/x:lose out at —24c .75c. Grade in^adles* fine union ^Isuits, to close-out at,»- —48c ."•Men's 10c ©very-day socks, to close, out at 4 pairs for .25c |., LadiesUOc- flne^lisle -finish hose, to close-out at*~. .45c K"Ladles' 35c imported hose, extra r^fluality, to close-out at ».~24c Men's 15 and 20c fancy sockB to close out at 2 pair for, 25c |V launch boxes and lunch backets, l*,with cover, for school, at ,.5o 5c Grade of composition "books, pen paper, at .4c 20c school 10c Everlasting *15 and stockings at k,Fine assortment in 15c hair bow ribbon at 10c Boys' lightweight sure to please, at school caps, 24c Children's summer underwear at interesting prices. Better look here before you buy. •Men's 75c union suits, long sleeves or short sleeves, at .48c 35c Grade in men's summer underwear, to close out at .. 25c Our 65c men's summer wear to close out at ... under 48c Misses* and children's 45c lisle union suits at 25c Boys' 39c union weight, at .... suits, summer 25c The Fair 118 E. Main. I Cor. Main & Iowa Ave. 7— Small Cucumbers bushel $1 Parafflni I Cooking wax 1 Crocks Perfection* FLOUR $1.50 sack I CHAS. T. SULUVAN Undertaker. a Waller Koscoe, Assistant. I Opposite Y. M. C. A building. Both phones. Cal's in city and country attended day or night. Private ambulance. Pa., is visiting at the C. F. Harkins home 1015 North Plum street. Mrs. Lloyd Epperson, 141 Elm street left this afternoon on Burlington No. 6 for Joliet. 111., where she was called by the serious illness of her father George B. Byron. We pay cash for second hand books. Clark's. Mrs. W. L. Dunning, 214 East Conrt street left this noon for Oskaloosa, where she will spend a few days visit ing relatives and friends. Mrs. E. L. Roth and little son Max, 119 East Court street left this noon on the Rock Island for Des Moines, where they will attend the state fair and visit relatives for a few days. Mrs. C. A. Owen and little daughter Miss Ellen Owen of Eldon were in the city today. Miss Jessie Peters, who has been the guest of her friend, Miss Marie Mottet, southwest of the city, lor the past week, returned to Wapello yes terday. Clark's Ib headquarters for school books. Mrs. A. List of Peoria, 111., left yes terday afternoon on Burlington No. 179 for Thayer after visiting with Mrs. H. List, 1526 Mabel street. Byrne Smith, 6.14 West Fourth 6treet, has returned home from a short business trip in Carbon. We exchange new books for old ones, Clark's. C. C. Younkin and son, Lloyd A. Younkin, 415 East Fourth street, have returned home from a short visit in Chariton. ,.$*• Miss Genevieve Norfolk of North Court street, who has been spending the summer in California and Wash ington points, has accepted a position in the schools at Wenatchee, Wash., and will make her future home there. Mrs. Mary Norfolk and daughter Miss Clara will leave soon for Wenatchee to reside. Bring in your old books w® will give you cash for them, Clark's. Clark's for school books both new and second hand. Mrs. C. J. Russell and children, who have been spending the past week with their sister and aunt, Mrs. C. A. Bank, 335 East Fourth street, and other relatives, returned home today Clinton. School books of all kinds at Clark's. Miss Nell Hedrick, 218 North Wash ington street, left this morning on Burlington No. 10 for Aurora, 111., where she will take up her duties as supervisor of music in the public schools. Mrs. L. S. Larson and children, 526 Canaille street, have returned home from a shprt visit in Blakesburg. L.. A. Andrew and family are at tenditag the state fair in De» Moines today. We will pay cash or exchange new books for old ones, Clark's. Tom Gardner, 518 North Green St., has returned from a vacation visit in Winona Lake, Ind. Miss Emma Anderson and Miss An na Anderson, 446 North Greent street, have returned from a week's visit with friends in Minneapolis. Second hand and shelf worn books at* a big saving at Clark's. Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Brown and daughter, Miss Grace, and son Demp sey, of Batavia, have returned from a month's outing in the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming. They also took the trip through Yellowstone park. Big saving when you buy your books at Clark's. The proposition that now confronts you is, where to buy your footwear for fall and winter. We are well pre pared to take care of your needs. Shoes for work or dress at the right prices. Church Shoe Co., South Side. Clark's drug store is headquarters for country school books. Oakridge Sunday School Notes. There was a good attendance at the chapel last Sunday, considering the intense heat. _A large crowd of the Oakridge Sunday school people attend ed the Sunday school picnic and pa rade in Ottumwa Wednesday. Chas Pool announced that Oakridge will have charge of the old chapel serv ices tonight. There was no prayer meeting Wednesday. John Loring delivered the sermon Sunday, which was good and very much appreciated. La-wrence Kuhns will be the speaker next Sunday. Everybody will be made welcome at these services. HOMER P.H0 WELL BEST TOWN BABY OTTUMWA YOUNG8TER AWARDED PRIZE AT IOWA STATE FAIR —DE8 MOINES BABE SCORES Homer P. Howell, son of Dr. and Mrs. E. B. Howell, 325 North Sheridan avenue, won the first prize of $10 in the town baby contest, at the sec ond annual baby health contest held in Iowa, under the aus pices of the state fair board at Des Moines. The work of or ganizing the contest was through the cooperation of the American Medical society, the Iowa Congress of Mothers, the extension department of Ames college, and the Iowa Federa tion of Women's clubs. This movement in Iowa is to interest the parents in better physical development of their children. The prize winning babies were in the state fair parade today. The premium list of |280 was distributed between the win ners of the sweepstakes and the three winners in the boy's and girls', rural, town and city classes. Des Moines, Aug. 30.—Dorothy, the 2% year old daughter of H. Klusmeyer of Des Moines won the baby health contest of Iowa which was held this week at the state fair. Miss Dorothy scored 97 1-8 per cent in the physical examination three-eights of a point higher than the winner of last year's contest Charles Elmer OToole, now of Chicago. Robert Scott, 2% years old, son of Carl Soott of Mitchellville, Iowa, scoped highest of the boy babies ex amined with 95% per cent physical perCectness. The city baby contest was won by Charles Brown of Des Moines, the town baby contest by Homer P. Howell of Ottumwa and the rural baby contest by Joe Johpson, Jr., of Ctunmings. The girl winners in these contests were Frances Schutts, Des Moines, Aline Johnstone, Knox ville and Margerey Ford, Altoona, re spectively. The monoplane of Aviator Tourniey was wrecked last night when his engine "dead" one thousand feet in the air and he was forced to glide to earth. In alighting the machine struck an obstruction and turned turtle, badly wrecking it. The birdman was not injured. Shortly before this, Aviator Robin son's machine was damaged when he failed to make a successful start from the ground. Today, the lost day of the fair, is known aB parade day and the program will be concluded at 4:30 this afternoon. The attendance this year, according to official^ probably all that is expected. KING'S DAUGHTERS PLAN GIRLS' HOME Davenport, Aug. 30.—A home for girls which Is to be managed Along the general lines of the Y. W. C. A. headquarters in the different cities, Is to be organized and equipped in Dav enport under the management of the King's Daughters of Scott county. Mrs. G. B. Drummond is in active charge of the movement, which is to be financed in part by the county or ganisation of King's Daughters, in which society there are over a dozen different circles. It is planned to start the home in a small way and build it up as funds are available and as the institution grows. At first but a small head quarters, such as a suite of rooms in some suitable location is planned, and eventually as more facilities are need ed this could be increased to the size and equipment of the Y. W. C. A. or other girls' homes in cities the size of Davenport. The home is not one for wayward girls, but to serve as a means of se curing employment for deserving ap plicants, as dormitories for girls not living in the city and as a general means of social helpfulness. The proposition is to be voted on by all of the different circles of King's Daughters in the county and it is ex pected that when all have pledged their financial support that a head quarters will be at once selected, some competent overseer or matron to be placed in charge. COL. CARPENTER SUDDENLY CALLED (Continued From Page 1.) spent in constructing the gas plants at Marshalltown, Streator and Appleton, and the waterworks at Marshalltown, in which institutions he served as of ficer for various periods. In 1881 Col. Carpenter removed to the south and locating in Plaquemine, La., he engaged in the manufacturing of cy'466.74 press shingles. In 1885 he was elec ted president of the Southern Lumber and Shingle association with head quarters in New Orleans. Mrs. Car penter died in 1899. In 1898 Col. Car penter went to Europe and in 1900 at Rome, Italy, he was married to Mrs. Fannie Emerson. The family has been making Chicago and the south their home since returning from abroad, and had been spending the summer in Montreal, when death came. The three Ottumwa daughters were called to the bedside of their father last Saturday and arrived in Montreal Monday. HUNTER TO OPEN ALBIA COURT SEPT. 16 Albia, Aug. 30.—District open the September term court will the 16th, ntar ,w„ JT IIWll'l.lJUWiJJIIWMHIIttMii __ 108 ""'sj'? GTlUMWA COASTER. SATURDAY, lUGUST 31, 1912. S. Court St* COMPLETES THE ANNUAL REPORT MRS. ELIZABETH BURGES$ FIN ISHES STATEMENT OF YEAR FOR COUNTY SCHOOLS. OVER 6,000 ATTEND Large Daily Attendance in Country— Valuation of School Houses Over a Million—Tuition $2.53. The annual report of Mrs. Elizabeth Burgess the county superintendent which shows the financial and general condition of Wapello county schools has been forwarded to the state super intendent of schools, A. M. Deyoe. The number of schols and school rooms, the number of teachers and the sex their remuneration, the value of the school buildings and apparatus, vol umes in their libraries, cost of edu cating the youth of the county, etc., make up the report. The work of pre paring the report was considerable and much time was consumed in its making. Everything of interest in the schools of the county is covered by the report which is made in a huge book. The number of schools in the county is shown to be 118. The valuation of these is placed at $537,475. The value of the apparatus is placed at $12,186. The number of volumes in the libraries of the county schools is 12,679. The cost of tuition in Wapello county can not be called high when the figures show the cost as $2.53. The number of persons between( 5 and 21 years of age divided as to sex is'male 5,498 and females 5,548 just a difference of fifty in favor of the girls. Good Daily Attendance. The daily average attendance was shown for *1911-12 to have been 6,317 In the county and the number of per sons between the ages of 7 and 14 years not attending school were olassified as fifty-five boys and twen ty-six girls. The amount paid teach ers in the county was shown as males $15,250 and females $70,201.72. Tuition for High School. The amount received by the schools from taxes for the entire county was $122,281.43, and from the state ap portionment was $12,204.96. The rural schools in the different parts of the county paid for tuition the sum of $2, 016.10. This sum is paid according to law by schools'without high school facilities, to the nearest high school for children in those districts who wish to go through high school. Thus Ottumwa, Eddyville, Eldon, Agency and points out of the county receive a portion. Plant Many Trees. Another item covered is the number of trees planted by the county schools. These number 2,324. For the libraries in the rural schools there were $320 spent during the year. The rural schools paid $258.12 for library books The institute cost, in which is in eluded the teachers meetings, etc was $604.27 and the attendance was 227 with an average dally attendance of 200 during 1911. The contingent tax for the county schools amounted to $42,457.58 and for Ottumwa schools $28,152.58. The contingent expenses of the Ottumwa schools which covers janitor service, fuel, etc., was $22, and secretary and treasurer cost was $916.27. School Value Large. The value ot Oitnmwa's thirteen school houses was shown as $40i),000 and the apparatus at $6,000. The num ber of school rooms is ninety-eight and the teachers males, twelve and fe males, 132. The number of rural school rooms is 102 and the average length of the school year is 8. So months. The rural term is much the smaller but almost nine and a half months in Ottumwa brings up the average to the above figure. The total amount of money paid the teach ers in the county divided by s?x is: males $23,299.32 and females $116, 285.27. The Ottumwa schools receive for district taxes $75,606.49 and from the state apportionment $7,159.12. From tuition the sum of $1,959.95 is received by Ottumwa schools. with Judge F. .Hunter on the bench. The session will be five weeks. FAMILY REUNIONS AT SI600RNEY THE JACOBS-RICHARDSON-UTTER BACKS MEET SEPT 8—H. L. SNAKENBERG PRESIDENT. Sigourney, Aug. 30.—The J&cobs Richardson-Utterback reunion will be held at the Skillman grove in Sigour ney, Iowa, Sunday September 8th 1912. Program. 11 o'clock a. m.—Concert by Nau man orchestra. 12 o'clock noon—Dinner. 1:30 o'clock p. m.—Music by glee club. Invocation by Rev. Lodwig. Music—Male quartet. Welcom address, Judge Wllcockson. Response, Frank Richardson. Address, Sant Kirkpatrick. Ten minute speeches by D. W. Ham ilton, C. M. Brown and others. Music by orchestra. Benediction by Rev. Tucker. The Snakenberg Reunion. This year's Snakenberg reunion was held at the beautiful home of Wm. Snakenberg. It was an ideal day, and more than a hundred relatives were present. The fore part of the day was spent in renewing acquaintances and in forming new ones. A bountiful din ner was provided, spread in long tables under the trees where prac tically the entire company were served at the same time. An interesting program was given in the afternoon with H. L. Snaken berg as chairman of the day. Vocal solos were rendered by Miss Louie Polke, F. D. Snakenberg and A. M. Miller, with Mrs. Millie Strain-Haff ner as accompanist instrumental duet by Katie and Carl Beinhart read ings by Mies Bernice Snakenserg anthems by the quartet composed of Mrs. Geo. Helscher, Mrs. Will Hel scher, D. Snakenberg and A. M. Mill er. A very interesting and instruct ive paper on the history of the Snak enberg family was prepared and read by D. Snakenberg. It was thar oughly enjoyed by every one present, and many expressed a desire to se cure a copy of the paper for future reference. Mr. Snakenberg also read a letter from Mrs. Emma Hepper and family of Wichita, Kan., who were unable to be present. All were delighted with the volun teer number on the program by Henry Snakenberg. He sang a Ger man hymn. At the conclusion of the program, the election of officers oc curred with the following selections president, H. L. Snakenberg secre tary and treasurer, F. D. Snakenberg committee on arrangements, Mrs. Anna Brannon, Mrs. Kate McCarty, Walter Helscher, L. D. Snakenberg and D. Snakenberg. PLUMS GROW ON ELDORA APPLE TREE Eldora, Aug. 30.—Wllllacm Schwebke of this city, is the possessor of an ap ple tree that is surely something out of the ordinary. Last season the tree bore a goodly quantity of fruit, but this year most of the limbs give evi dence of decay and death. Two of the limbs, however, reaching out from the now apparently lifeless trunk, have upon them some twelve or four teen good-sized, and lucious plums, which fruit specialists pronounce minor plums, with bluish skins and yellow meat. Not to Mr. Schwebke's knowledge was the tree ever grafted with that of the plum, although ad jacent and near to the apple tree are some very vigorous specimens of the plum variety. A gentleman who has given consid erable study to the fruit question is of the opinion that with the near ap proach of death to the apple tree it has in some manner reached out its hidden roots to the kindly advances of the neighboring plum and the lat ter has given of its strength and vital ity so that the apple, while not able J^tand .. .. 108 South Court St. 108 South Court St. Great Sacrifice Sale Beginning September 3rd and lasting one week we will sell wall paper at 50c on the dollar PAINTS and BRUSHES 20 per cent ^. GLASS 30 per cent JJ Pictures and Frames 30 per cent Frames made to order at the same discount Just think $1.00 paper for 50c. You never heard of nice, new, up-to-date papers at such prices. If you do not want to paper now, buy and put it away until next spring. You may never have such a chance again. These goods are nice, new, 1912 goods. No old Job Lots. Best Paints made at less than wholesale (sales limited to 1 gal. to a customer.) 10,12 and 15c papers not included in above discount, but 20% given on those goods. No goods charged or Paper Trimmed in this sale. Odd Bolts for Patching, etc, 5 cents. Warden W^all Paper Co. Second and Green Sts. OSd Phone 251-Red New Phone 664 to reproduce liat^of"its kind, has en-'.C. Mcllwain, was dismissde from the deavored to bring into the world the district court yesterday on a motion fruit of another stronger, than itself, by the plaintiff. The matter was set The wizard Bnrbank may be able to for- trial at the coming term. unravel this penomena, but as yet! Clark and Fildes, a firm of attorneys none of the lay mind have the neces-'of Tulsa, Okla., filed the suit for Mrs. sary acquaintance with fruit to under- Haga, who is now a resident of the |Oklohoma city. •-rii -iini No. 209-211 West Main 8tre«t. FATHER AND SON KILLED AT CROSSING Kellogg, Aug. SO.—While driving a team of mules across a railroad cross ing here late yesterday, N. Keeton, 50 years old, and his young son were struck by an east bound passenger train on the Rock Island and almost instantly killed. Another son was so badly injured it was feared that he would not live throughout the day. Keeton who has been a citizen of this-place for many years, had driven the team over the track and the wagon was spanning the track when the crash came. It is believed that they failed to hear the aproachlng train. M1LWAIN CASE IS DISMISSED Keokuk, Aug. 30.—'The breach of promise suit of Rosa Haga vs. Rev. R. -.. 1 y'W X'-': Monday, Sept. 2d Fall Iowa Success School The High Grade Business Training School Day and Evening School You will enjoy the work at our school because of our friendly, companionable teachers, our small classes and our beautiful surroundings. Our quar ters are ideal in every respect, and are, without question, the most luxuriant quarters ocupied by a commercial school in the state. Our rooms are large and well lighted, are supplied with ample steam heat and are well ventilated. THREE MAIN COURSES Business Course, Stenography Course, Preparatory Department SHORTHAND .« CHOICE OF SUCCESS OR GREGG SYSTEM may be had. Touch Typewriting. RATIONAL TYPEWRIT ING TEXT and OFFICE TRAINING FOR STEN OGRAPHERS are taught in this work. PENMANSHIP, SPELLING, BUSINESS ENG LISH, LETTER WRITING, O ME CIAL ARITHMETIC, RAPID CALCULATION, COM MERCIAL LAW, BUSINESS PRACTICE. A practical business training offers an exception al opportunity for a start in life. Enter Monday and prepare for a good position. IOWA SUCCESS SCHOOL 7 TT ___ iV 1 .108 S. Court St. New Utt Bldg., Ottumwa, Iowa. I was out in the country yesterday. (Thursday) and I saw prospects for corn that would do the eyes good, but no matter if good, prepare to save plenty of fodder (stover) as it will pay and pay big. I have a corn cutter that cuts two rows at once with one horse-and does everything but bind it. See this labor saving machine. Corn bin der repairs. JAS, H. SHEPHERD "New Shepherd's Ranche." Ottumwa, Iowa, STAVANGER LAGET CLOSES SESSIONS Forest City, Aug. 30.—The three days session of the Stavanger Laget came to a close, today. The meeting was addressed by many prominent speakers of this and oth^r states. Four thousand Norwegians represent ing every state in the union were in attendance. The $400 flag, a gift from Norway, was unfurled today. The leading address of yesterday was de livered by Professor Rasmus B. An derson -of Madison, Wis., Berger Osland -of Chicago spoke today. Police Try to- Locate Body. Des Moines, Aug. 30-.—Following a series of letters from eastern relatives requesting that the body of Charles Kaplow, sam to be an actor from New York be held until the arrival of his widow, the police today began an in vestigation an effort to locate the body. No records show the death of such a party and although the telegrams would indicate that the actor had met a violent death, officials thus far have been unable to find the slightest trac« of such an affair. v. _/ 0 4^ Jf "t %."v, i,u.