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The Southwestern Iowa Editorial
Association Enjoyed tUe Best
Meeting Ever Held.
The semi-annual meeting of the South
western Iowa Editorial Association was
held at Glenwood, Iowa, last Friday and
the members who were present enjoyed
one of the best and most enthusiastic
meetings ever held by the association.
The quill pushers assembled at Glen
wood during Thursday night and on the
early trains Friday morning, over fifty
editors from southwestern Iowa being in
attendance. The program was com
menced at 10:30 a. m., the session be
ing held in the K. P. club rooms. C. F.
Skirvin, editor of the Creston Daily Ad
vertiser, read an excellent paper on
"The Business End of a Newspaper,"
the discusssion following being partici
pated in by many of the members, and
occupied the time until the noon hour,
when the editors were •entertained at
dinner at the homes of the leading citi
zens of the city, who3e hospitality is
The editors met at the State School
for Feeble-Minded at 1:30 o'clock and
through the kindness of Dr. F. M. Pow
ell, the efficient superintendent, and his
assistants, were shown through the var
ious buildings of the institution and
given an opportunity to see the chil
dren at work. The state of Ion a cer
tainly has reason to be proud of this
great institution, one of the best in the
United States. Everything that is pos
sible to be done in the way of education
and manual training is provided and
the inmates are carefully looked after in
the way of personal comfort.
After the tour of the buildings the edi
torial meeting assembled in the chapel
for the afternoon meeting, the first
thing on the program being the business
session, at which the officers and place
of next meeting was decided. Albia
was named as the place for the fall
meeting in September or October, and
there is some talk of the association
taking a trip to Texas. This matter
was left to the executive committee.
The tollowing officers were elected:
$ President—L. S. .Robinson, Glenwood.
Vice President C. G. McCormick,
j-*" Albia.
[. Secretary-Treasurer—O. E. Hull,Leon.
Delegates to National Convention—
ti. L. Robinson, Glenwood C. A. Lisle,
Clarinda. Ed Egan, Atlantic Paul
McCleaa, Creston W. H. Dewey, Char-
E, II. Gillman, Hamburg,
i" •, One of the best papers on the pro
gram was that of Fred Beckham, ot the
Council Blufls Nonpareil, his subject be
ing "The Newspaper's Part in Politics,"
which he handled in a fearless manner
and which caused some of the older
members to wince a little, but he was
telling plain truths, and his paper was
thoroughly enjoyed.
Mr. T. Ii. Cookerly, division passen
ger agent of the M. K. & T. Ky at Des
Moines, read an interesting paper on
the advantages of the south, especially
of Texas, which was full ot useful in
formation and very instructive. The
balance of the afternoon was occupied
until six o'clock in the discussion of
various subjects of interest to the fra
ternity. At 6 o'clock an elaborate ban
quet was served in the dinning hall of
the institution, at which Hon.-Shirley
Gilliland of Glenwood presided as toasl!
master, and responses were made by
Ed. E. Egan, of the Atlantic Telegraph,
Hon. L. T. Genung, of Glenwood, Ed
win A. Nye, of the Des Moines Daily
News, Hon. D. L. Heinsheimer, of
Glenwood, and the principal address of
the evening by Hon. George D. Perkins,
editor of the Sioux City Journal, one of
"jjfthe greatest and strongest editorial
writers of the day. The day's program
closed with a concert by the institute
orchestra and pupils.
The Southwestern Iowa Editorial As
sociation is one of the strongest and
moat active press associations in the
state, At this meeting many new names
were enrolled, and it is to be hoped
that before the fall meeting is held at
Albia every editor in southwestern Iowa
J'-i '!,will be a member of the association.
Farm Suited Him.
The Kansas City lournal tells an in
teresting story showing how a Carthag
fjw If"'5
real e8tate
'"T secured
$T*V «•-«. 3if? V1 t* ^rr"r I*" iJ#*
JL nil
1 1 1 1 7
a«ent lost a client, but
extraordinary compliment.
iA Jasper county farmer decided to sell
f'-n ,,
place and call upon a real estate
agent who wrote for publication an ex
travagant description of the property,
When the agent read the notice to the
farmer, the old man said: "Read that
again." After the second reading, the
farmer said: "I believe I'll not sell I've
been looking for a place of that kind all
my life, and didn't know I had it until
.!jou described it to me.
M4 TO Cure a Cold In One Day
,Take Laxative Bromo Quintan Tablets. All
druftglsts refund the money lr it tails ,(« cure
ti, W. Grove's signature is on each box.
More About the Popular Burlington
The Shenandoah Sentinel, after espy
ing TUB KBPORTKR'S account of Jack
Evans, the popular engineer who pulls
oue of the Q. passenger trains through
Leon, stopping his train to put out a
house which was on fire near Davis City,
tells of another of the numerous brave
deeds which have been performed by
Mr. Evans during the many years he
has been in the railroad service:
"This isn't the only worthy Incident
in the life of Jack Evans. Years ago he
saved the life of a child in a most thrill
ing manner. The incident attracted the
attention of Dr. Talmage who used it as
an illustration in one of his great lec
tures in Brooklyn, New York. In the
report of that lecture the incident is
given and its application.
"Concluding, the lecturer gave a
thrilling portrayal of a locomotive en
gineer speeding over the prairies, with a
train thundering in his wake, suddenly
discovering a little child who was wont
for a lone time to wave her hand as his
engine sped along, sitting on the track,
innocently carelebs of danger. He pic
tured the heroic knight of the cab re
versing his engine, then crawling out
along the running board to the pilot,
leaning down and grasping the form of
the little one as the great black engine
shaking the earth with its iron tread,
lifting it from the track as the great
machine of steel and throbbing steam
rushed along its mad course and falling
back on the pilot insensible in a dead
faint. He rescued the child, however,
and for the act of splendid heroism the
engineer, twenty years ago when the
speaker was on a visit to Iowa, was pre
sented with a gold medal, purchased by
the railroad company, inscribed with
lines descriptive of the daring deed, and
presented to him by the governor of the
stale. There are daily great trains
of woe, disaster and misery from
the track of which we can all res
cue some discouraged soul, beaten down
in the strife of life, and win a reward
and earn a fame equal to that repre
sented by the heroism of the Burling
ton engineer, who, it may be stated in
passing was Jack Evans, at the time of
the incident twenty years ago employed
on the west division of the Burlington.
The incident was so thrilling that the
few who witnessed the unequaled dar
ing of Evans as he stood on the pilot
leaning for out and leaping ahead of the
onracing engine to grasp and save the
child, can never efface it from theii
memories, occurred in Red Oak one
summer day in 1877. The little one
was the child of a section man, who was
accustomed to stand in the yard hard
by the track and wave her hands at the
engineers and trainmen as they shot
down the long grade with the speed of
the wind and the tread of an earth
quake. Jack Evans, who in build,
swarty face, dark eyes and hair of mid
night color, greatly resembled Gen.
John A. Logan, is still in the employ of
the Burlington, being at present en
gaged in running an engine palling a
passenger train between Chariton and
St. Joe. The recital of this splendid in
cident, used to illustrate a point, closed
the lecture."
The T. S. C.
At the beautiful home of Mrs. Ange
line Smith Thursday evening, April 16,
19P3, occurred the tenth monthly en
tertainment of the T. S. C., when about
thirty guests and members were present,
including nearly a full representation of
the club. The usual program was car
ried out with a new and interesting fea
ture, a debate. The colored population
of the United States please take notice
that in debating the question, "Re
solved, That the Colored Race Shall Re
main ia the United States on an Equal
ity With the White Race," it was unan
imously decided by the three competent
judges in the affirmative.
The program being ended a delicious
luncheon was served, to which all did
justice. The rest of the evening was so
esjoyed that the lateness, or earliness
rather, of the hour was not noticed un
til about one o'clock a. m., when there
was a general rustling for coats and
hats and soon all was quiet save the
rattling of buggies over the rough roads.
His Advertising Paid Him.
Mr. E. Moore, proprietor of the De
catur City Nursery, who has been run
ning a small adv. in THE RBPORTKB the
past few weeks, in remitting for it says:
"You got the adv. in in good shape,
and I know it made me some good
money as I have had a splendid trade
this spring, almost double that of last
year, so that adv. surely did me good."
What advertising did for Mr. Moore
will do for others.
Are You Using Allen's Foot-Ease
fthake Into your shoes Allen's Foot-Bate, a
powder. It cures Corns, Bunions, Painful.
Smarting, Hot, Swollen feet. At all druggists
and shoe stores, IBc. 85 41
What Material is the Best for Mak
ing Permanent Roads in Iowa.
What are called permanent roads,
rock, macadamized, steel or any of the
other expensive roads built in the east,
are out of the question in Iowa. Aside
from gravel there is no material avail
able for permanent road" in the state,
and in many parts of the state even
gravel cannot be used, excepting at con
siderable expense. Ultimately, Iowa
may come to permanent costly road
beds. But the problem of good roads
at present is the problem of using Iowa
dirt to the best advantage.
During nine or ten months of the year
Iowa has the best roads there are. The
best asphalt pavement is not better
than an Iowa country road. Nothing
makes a more desirable road, way than
Iowa dirt, when it is dry. It is only
when wet that it oflers any problem to
the road boss, or warrants calls for good
roads conventions. The problem of
Iowa roads, therefore, is how to keep
them dry.
Drainage is undoubtedly the first pre
requisite of a good road in Iowa. In a
large part of the state this means ordi
nary surface drainage, to take standing
water away from the road side. It
would be surprising to know how manv
ears in succession road taxes have
been worked out on roads that still run
through ponds of water that have no
outlet. After thorough surface drain
age is secured, probably the drainage
in the road bed itself is desirable. But
even this is not so important as keeping
the surface of the road well rounded, so
that ruts and pot holes do not fill with
standing water at every rain storm.
Good surface drainage and well graded
and well kept road beds will solve nine
tenths of the problem.
Even in the spring of the year, when
the going out of the frost seems to be
responsible for impassable roads, half of
the trouble results from the condition
in which the road beds are allowed to
go into winter. In nine cases out of
ten bad places in the spring are found
where the road bed was rutted, flatten
ed and hollowed out,and smashed down
in the fall. A well graded and well
smoothed road bed in the fall is rarely
if ever impassable in the spring.
If every township in Iowa would have
a competent road tender, whose sole
business it should be to keep the roads
scraped and smoothed after every rain,
thereby preventing ruts and hollows
that hold water, the road problem
would disappear in those parts of the
state that have good drainage and well
graded roads. The difficulty with Iowa
roads, is the care, or rather lack of
care, they receive after they are made.
We shall never have good roads until
they are constantly cared for, and we
shall have bad roads only a few days in
the spring of each year, after they are
cared for, even with nothing but our
ordinary dirt for a road bed. The cost
of a road tender would be a small item
to any Iowa township.
When gravel is accessible or where for
any reason a permanent road bed is de
sired, gravel will make as good a road
bed as there is, and requires only ordi
nary care. An eight inch coating of
gravel will last for years, even on a
heavy road, and a little mending each
year will keep it from being cut through
and ground into the dirt. But even
with gravel, which is our only perma
nent road material, the problem is still
one of care.—Register and Leader.
Easy Way of Making 6ood Roads.
Experiments in road making that
should be of interest to the people of
Gentry county have been lately made
in several of our neighboring counties.
In Grundy, Andrew and Worth counties
the farmers have hit upon the scheme
of smoothing and keeping the roads in
good condition by going over them oc
casionally with a drag of split logs. All
reports that have been made of the ex
periment are to the effect that the roads
are kept smooth and compact, mud
holes are less frequently formed and
that a large portion of the road prob
lem is solyed by the scheme.
In constructing the drag a heavy log
is split in the center. The two pieces
thus formed are fastened together by
means of cross pins, holding the halves
with sharp edges pointing down and for
ward. A team is then hitched to the
drag and it is hauled over the roadway
to be smoothed. The halves are left
farther apart at one end than at the
other and this end is kept always to
ward the center of the road, as a result
of which the dirt is thrown continually
toward what should, be,the highest part
of the roadj^j^jg^jj^
One team can eflectualiy coyer several
rniles of road in a day with this contriv
ance and the tost of working is thus
made trifling.—Albany (Mo.) Capital.
Eighth District Leads In Rural Free
Delivery Routes.
The Eighth low* is one of the banner
districts of the entire United States in
the free delivery mail service amornj
farmers. This district is among the
leaders, in fact it iB in the front rank
and none of them have a more geneial
rural mail service or a larger number of
routes. Dividing the total number of
routes, fourteen thousand, by the num
ber of Congressional Districts, 380 gives
an average of thirty-six and one third
to the district, and the average in Iowa
is 121, Yet the Eighth has in operation
150 routes in the eleven coun ties,
twenty-nine in excess of the average in
lo' a, 114 above the general average of
the entire country. This gives an aver
age per coanty in the Eighth of a little
more than thirteen which makes the
rural mail service quite general and
covers a good portion of tne territory.
Thus it can readily be seen that in free
rural mail delivery, as in many other
important matters, the Eighth Con
gressional District of Iowa is entitled to
a blue ribbon designating one of the
first premiums. Surely the farmers of
the Eighth have no just cause for com
plaint so far as mail facilities are con
cerned. They are well taken care of in
this respect as in other matters afiected
by national legislation and the admin
istration of national laws.—Jas. F.
Bryan's Washington (D. C.) corres
pondence in Creston Advertiser.
More Rope for Juries.
"I do net believe in this old barbaric
way of treating juries that I have wit
nessed," said Judge Smith McPherson
at Council Blufls after he had dismissed
the Brown jury from the room and
court adjourned. "1 have instructed
the bailiff of this jury to have the men
deliberate until supper time, then after
au hour's recreation the men are to
muet in the jury room and go at it
again. Then if they cannot come to an
agreement by bed time they are to be
excused and allowed to go to their
rooms and sleep. In the morning the
jury will meet «!n court convenes and
re-commer.oAj their deliberations.
-I think it is
perse rial insult to a
nSfiu to have tbreSor four bailiffs follow
ing him io seiO je stops and talks to
anyone. I w\?Vld resent such treat
ment, and I believe that any Belf-re
specting man wouliii. I can stop and
talk to my friends and eit around the
hotel lobby and nothing is thought of
it. If a juryman would stop and do
that, there would be suspicions aroused
right away.
No, sir, the average jury nowadays,
especially those of the federal courts,
are composed of men of a high degree of
intelligence, men who are honest and
above the reach of any suspicion. I
firmly believe that meii simply because
they are placed on juiy duty should not
be treated in a way that is actually
brutal and far worse than a prisoner.—
Red Oak Republican.
Farmer Burns Wants to Wrestle
THK REPORTER is in receipt of the fol
lowing challenge addressed to the sport
ing editor of TUB RHPQ^THR. AS we do
not boast of a »pcn4feg editor on our
stafi, we publish Farmer Burns' chal
lenge, and if any of our sports think
that James H. Alldredge, the famous
Leon wrestler can defeat Burns they
can evidently be aja$ifai«dated with a
April 25, 1903.
I see by the papers that Mr. James H.
Alldredge of Leon wants to wrestle any
man in Iowa. I will eome there and
wrestle him catch-as-catch-can for a
purse, and if he means biz let him put
up $50 forfeit and 1 will cover it and
come there and make the match.
Please notify me if he accepts.
Mr. Alldredge is out of totrn at pres
ent, having gone to Savannah, Georgia,
a couple of weeks ago where he easily
defeated Haddai DatA* the Turk, in a
spirited contest, but tfffl no doubt be
ready to make a match with Burns
when he returns. On iFriday night of
this week he will have a match with an
unknown at Siotfk City.
Sponser for a City.
A newspaper is a yMly g^od index
of a city. That is rewgnized every
where. If the paper i&a a healthy ap
pearance the tow* or Aty is generally
set down as healthy. Thousands of
people see the paper •epresentatire of
the city that haw seen the city
and form their good opinions. The
yalue of these opinions cannot be
measured. Smites, &«od words, a
friendly grasp til! «£$ )wd, aost but a
liotle effort yet fttey rfae mighty in their
influence. A healthy newspaper makes
a healthy eeDft&vetip Had a healthy
sentiment m*keB a Wealthy town,—
Mason City Times-Herald.
Kicks Prcdfets floavjr stoma and
Tcrwafloes in "ila y,
The storm diagram shows that a reg
ular Vulcan storm period is central on
the 1st, extending to the 4th. The
opening stages of this period fall in the
last days of April, that is, change to
warmer, falling barometer and south
erly winds set in cn those days in west
ern sections of the country. From the
1st to 3rd, inclusive, these changes to
growing storm conditions will increa&e
as they advance eastward across the
country, resulting in wide cloud areas,
with active storms of rain, wind and
thunder on and touching the 2nd and
3rd. In the nature of things, rising
barometer, change of winds to westerly
and northerly, and much cooler weather
will follow close on the rear of these
storms, giving many northern to cen
tral sections touches of chill and frost
during some of the nights in the first
week in May. See if this doe9 not-prove
to be true.
On and touching the 6th and 7th look
for decided and rapid change to falling
barometer and quite warm, resulting in
sharp electrical storms on the Gth and
7th. Moon crosses the celestial equator
on the Gth in a reactionary storm per
iod, and heavy thunder storms will be
mostlnatural on and next to that day.
As these storms pass eastward across
the country, change to rising barometer
and much cooler will follow from the
west, giving possible frosts in sections
northward on the nights between the
7th and l()th inclusive. About the 10th,
the barometer will begin falling in the
west, a decided change to summer tem
perature will begin in the same section,
vast cloud areas will begin to move
eastward across the country, and from
the 11th to about the 14th, storms of
rain, hail and thunder, some of them
furious and tornadic, will visit many
states in their sweep to the Atlantic sea
board. Storms at this and the remain
ing periods in May are apt to repeat
themselves in daily cycles, or at about
the same time of day for several suc
cessive days. A decided. rUe .of .the
barometer, change of wind to the west
and cooler, will mark the end of the
series of storms, and be followed by
nights cold enough for frost in northern
to central states. We must not be un
derstood as saying that tornadoes must
occur at this time, but we do affirm that
the astronomic outlook is such as to
maKe such storms decidedly probable.
The center of the Mercury period falls
on the 18th and the reactionary storm
period is central on the 17th and
18th. About these days storm condi
tions will reach another maximum, even
if the daily cycle which set in at the
preceding period should not subside up
to this time—a thing very probable in a
combined Venus and Mercury disturb
ance. After storms about the 17th and
18th look for change to very much
cooler for two or three days.
The last regular storm period for May
reaches from the 22nd to 28th, merging
really with the reactionary disturbances
due on the last three days of the month.
This is another period in which heavy
and dangerous storms are entirely prob
able. Monday, the 25th, to Thursday,
the 28th, will be the time of greatest vio
lence and probable danger, although
general daily disturbances may continue
to the end of the month.
The moon is at new on the 26th, at
greatest declination north on the 27th,
and in perigee on the 28th. These facts,
added to other existing causes, lead us
to say that storms of wide, and danger
ous proportions are very probable on
and touching the 26th, 27th and 28th.
Phenomenally high temperature, high
humidity and very low barometer will
precede the Btorms, serving effectually
as premonitions.
Miss Lunbeck's Efficiency.
During the last twelve days of March
Miss Clara Lunbeck has placed in good
homes eight children, four boys and four
girls, ranging in age from four months
to twelve years.. One went to the home
of a minister, one to a lawyer and six to
farmers. In addition to this she has re
ceived four applications for children
from good homes, investigated three
others, visited five children previously
placed, made several public addresses,
secured $225 to help do this work and
traveled 1,350 miles. This has been an
unusually full period, yet it serves to
show something of the work done and
ot the duties of a district superintendent
of this great society, apd Miss Lunbeck
is one of the most efficient in the state.
—Mason City Globe-Gazette.
Rheumatism Cured lo a Day.
"Mystic Cure" tor rheumatism and Neural
gia r&dieally cures in 1 to 8 days. Its action
upot. the system la remarkable and myster
ious. It removes at once the cause aad ihe
disease immediately disappear*. The first
dose greatly benefits^ 81.00. -by
Sold Li. Van
Our Todilie is :i nice young man,
You linow lie'* iireslUcni—
.ftc K1.Uu
Of all he presidents we've bud,
He's llrsi to have the gull,
To ask the kinky-headed race
Inside tli«l, filtered »U1.
But then, you fee, he saw a chanco
To hit the south ii welt,
And all the colored gals went in
To dine with Hoosevclt.
The damsels in their long tailed gowns
Cut too short at the top,
Made goo-goo eyes ut Teddy dear.
Till they could hardly stop.
The president—God save the marls
With pride before them knelt,
And then and there they harmonized,
Tho coous and Roosevelt.
A line is very straight,, indeed,
That never has a bend:
This promenading with the coons
Will some day have an end.
His epitaph will be in lull,
Kach word correctly spelt:
"Here lie two hearts that beat as one,
Hossack Case to be Dismissed.
An Iniiianola correspondent writing
'to a Des Moines paper says'the Hossack
case will ii"ver be tried again. The
board of supervisors of Warren county
at last week's session passed a resolution
withdrawing assistance from the county
attorney and ordering that the lawyers
be dismissed. I' also asked that County
Attorney Cooper dismiss the ense. It
has already cost Warren county tax
payers $10,000. Mrs. Hossack was found
iruilty of murdering her husband at the
first trial and sentenced to the peniten
tiary for life, but on account of error ir
was sent back by the supreme court lor
new trial. This took place at Winterser,
recently and resulted in a disagreeing
Barney McDanlels' Wife and Para
mour Before Court for Murder.
Mrs. Ella McDaniels and Bert Livix,
who are charged with the brutal mur.
der of Barney McDaniels, a farmer resi
dent of tbi"s "county will probably be
tried at Avoca this week. The county
attorney of Pottawattamie county was "L''
in Leon last week interviewing relatives
of Mr. McDaniel and preparing to sub
poena witnesses. The following dis
patch from Council Bluffs says:
COUNCIL BLUETO, April 22.—Attorney
Genung, of Glenwood, has been in Coun
cil Blufls on business connected with
the.Livix-McDaniels murder case, which
will soon be tried at Avoca. While in
the city Mr. Genung held a conference
with his clients, Bert Livix and Mrs.
Klla McDaniels, and also conferred with
County Attorney Killpack relative to
the time of the trial.
"The case is a bad-looking one, will
admit," said Mr. Genung, in talking
about the prospects of clearing his
clients of the ugly charge which hangs
over them. "However, I will state that
it will not go by default."
An important witness who lives out
side of the state has been found by Mr.
Genung, and he desires to have tbe case
postponed as far along in the term as
possible in order that the testimony of
the witness may be secured. Mr. Ge
nung and Mr. Killpack agreed Saturday
to try the case during the third week of
the Avoca term of court, or near the
latter part of the present month.
This is the case in which a woman
and a man of whom she was supposed
to be enamoured first poisoned and then
cut the throat of the woman's husband.
The crime was committed a few miles
east of Macedonia. I
Diphtheria, sore throat, croup. In
stant relief, permanent cure. Dr.
ThomaB' Eclectric Oil. At any drug '"r
The statement has recently been made
by the Board of Control that for every
two million dollars Iowa spends for
school, she spends three million on her
penal and corrective institutions. And
yet, how seldom we hear people com
plain of taxes for this purpose. The
Bchool tax ia raked fore and aft and
ever closely scrutinized on the tax re
ceipts, but the vast court expenses in
criminal cases are scarcely alluded to.-^,
Oskaloosa Herald. iw
Dreadful Attack of WbooplBg
Mrs. Ellen Harlison, of 300 Park Ave.,
Kansas City, Me., writes as follows:
"Our two children bad a severe attack
of the whooping cough, one of them in
the paroxysm of coughing would often
faint and bleed at the noBe. We tried
everything we heard of without getting
relief. We then called in our family doc
tor wko prescribed Foley's Honey and
Tar. With the very first dose they be
gan to improve and we feel that it kas
sayed their liveR." Refuse substitutes.
L. VaoWerden, druggist.
bea-s anil lintrs ilie coong,
AnU Uv«g ayoti h»scent.
He Ihe ifvmlj« to frijy nibrtic-.i*.
Hi-- r.ras jitioiit !i,«lr Del!—
lhrn yum. yum, yum, smack my smack,
Their duriug Kooaevilt.
A coon, and Roosevelt."
—C. A. liurress, In I.adonia News.

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