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W 1&8 #$ mqmjmmn Tri-Weekly Courier BY THE COURIER PRINTING CO. Founded August 8, 1842. Member of the Lee Newspaper Syndicate. A. W. LEE Founder JAS. F. POWELL. Publisher R. D. MAC MANUS..Managing Editor Dally Courier, 1 year, by mail $3.00 Tri-Weekly Courier, 1 year 1.50 Office: 117-119 East Second Street Telephone. Bell (editorial or business office) No. 44. New telephone, business office, 44 new phone editorial office, 167. Address the Courier Printing Company, Ottumwa, Iowa. Entered as second class matter October 17, 1903, at the postoffice, Ottumwa, Iowa, under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1S79. Foreign representatives: Cone. Lorengen & Woodman, Mailers Building, Chicago 285 Fifth Ave., New York City Gumbel Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. "The first principle of moneymaking is money-saving."—John Wanamaker. PREVENTING WASTE. One of the most successful merchants says that unless a man is instinctively saving he will find himseir at a sad disadvantage as a storek66P6r. Stopping the little leaks of waste is one of the most essential elements in the success of a merchant. Only a little margin of waste in the handling of goods is ntecessary in order completely to dissipate the small margin of profit, leaving the merchant with only his labor for his pains. It is impossible to point to a single successful merchant or manufacturer who has not a proper regard for the value of money and the importance of thrift in all business relations. Any beginner in business who does not have this thrift instinct or who does not acquire the habit, will be handicapped just to that extent in striving toward the goal of commercial success. These are principles that you as ail ambitious employe should take to heart, because financing yourself successfully is a presumptive evidence of your fitness to handle the financial interests of others and to assume greater responsibilities. A savings bank account is an A1 recommendation, because it indicates so much as to the character, ability and dependability of its possessor. Then as you help your employer's business to succeed you help your own chances. As one large employer put it: "Every dollar saved in any department means that we can sell more serfjee for. tie. same price. It makes our Service a better, bigger thing, and it qiakes somebody a. better, bigger job.i' A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH. Citizens of Toronto. Canada, feeling that fire protection is a matter of life and death, invited experts of the Bureau of Municipal Research of New York City, to visit Toronto and mak^e a report on the status of the- city fire fighting foTce and equipment. The public feeling which brought about the Investigation is reflected in an editorial in the Toronto Globe which said in part: "Everyone at all intimately acquainted with conditions at city hall, knows that there is too much done by rule of thumb, and that in the purchasing of supplies, especially, great sums are lost every year, not because of dishonesty, but because of lack of system." The New York experts "went over Toronto's fire fighting system and men, and their report embodied the following recommendations, which are of interest in other cities beside Toronto: The appointment of a fire commissioner and a redistribution of the functions of the chief. The immediate establishment of a training school for firemen. Improvement of methods of discipline. The inauguration of a fire prevention campaign and the appointment of a fire prevention commission. Adoption of definite rules governing appointments find promotions. Establishment of definite procedure governing trial and punishment. Designation of a departmental surgeon: Establishment of a board of honor. Placing of fire alarm wires in congested parts of city underground. Furnishing fire halls and headquarters with proper maps. Transfer from the department of the duty to inspect city lights ing agency for all supplies. Relieving the secretary of many of his present functions. Adequate test of hose to replace present insufficient tests. Budget estimates in scientific basis. Standard specifications for department supplies. Procedure for disposition of condemned property. Establishment of check and control upon storeroom. Inventory of all property. Inspection of supplies. Searchlight for night fires. New records and reporting system. Proper fire service report. Report upon bursting hose. Daily time sheets for each fire hall. Complete description of each building in the district (upon cards in each fire hall.) Records in connection with the training school for firemen. Proper records of changes and disposition of charges against members of the force. «fW :**& 4% ,v« Record of fire stations. TRADING IN THE DARK. Sha/es of the thirty-three concerns into which the old Standard Oil Co., was divided are not listed on the New York stock exchange, but there has been a very brisk speculatios in them outside of the exchange. In this connection the Wall Street Journal observes: "These companies furnish no information of their operations. So far from meeting the listing requirements of the stock exchange, they do not even meet the modified demands of the curb market. The quotations are shamelessly manipulated. The sales are not recorded. The outside investor or speculator has absolutely no means of checking the honesty of his brokers. He may have paid ten points' above the real market price for his stock or sold his stock ten points below it." We have often criticized the stock exchange and very likely shall do so again: but no critic should overlook the fundamental point that without such an institution the abuses attaching to trade in securities would be much greater than they are now. We criticize railroads, but do not wish to go back to the stagecoach and oxcart. The big stock and commodity exchanges afford legitimate buyers and sellers protection at many points they were destroyed. FIELD IS LOCAL. "There is no probability of a national newspaper in the United States." said Don C. Seitz, business manager of the New York World, in an address on "The Newspaper Trade" to the students of the school of journalism of Columbia university. "In this day of highly developed press cooperation the country paper prints practically all the news that one finds in the city paper, and consequently every paper makes its appeal to the reading public on local issues. "The New York World has the largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States, but the country proportion is small all bordering territory. In spite of the large sums of money that have been spent to increase the circulation in Philadelphia the people there will buy the local papers. The World cannot even penetrate Trenton, only forty miles from the city, and in Princeton where there are so many university students it has a very small sale. The point is that the newspaper field is local, and to make a success of it, the cultivation must be along local and intensive lines." In the "About People" department of one of the big magazines appears a brief acount of Sarah Rector, the Oklahoma negress who is immensely rich. Following is an extract: "She is a bewildered little 10-yearold girl, descended from freed slaves who were adopted by the Creek Indians. Until recently she lived with her numerous family hi a two-room box-house on an Oklahoma prairie. Suddenly she has become the richest person in the state of Oklahoma. When the lands of the Five Civilized Nations were divided among the members of the tribes, Sarah Rector received as her allotment a tract consisting of 160 acres— a quarter section. Her father would at that time gladly have sold the heritage for a few hundred dollars, but a paternal government forbade such a course. Last August oil was discovered on the land which this same protecting government had apportioned to Sarah, and now a series of astonishingly rich oil wells are adding thousands of dollars to her income. Under sympathetic guardianship Sarah is to receive the best education of which she is capable, perhaps to become a great force for good among her people." The first direct shipment of American apples by the new NorwegianAmerican steamship line was landed in Stavanger on November 8. The importers inform this consulate that the shipment was satisfactory in price and quality. They expect to continue direct shipments. China is sending millions of eggs to this country because they are admitted free of duty, under the new tariff law. These eggs, however, do not always pass muster. At Spokane the city bacteriologist counted 80,000,000 bacteria in just one egg, and thereupon 168 cases, 60,400 eggs, were sent to the city crematory. I A kitten belonging to a vessel which Establishment of a central purchas- foundered in Lake Ontario recently appeared a week later at a house near the shore and has been identified by the vessel's crew. In order to reach' the land the kitten must have swum or floated two miles in the face of a heavy offshore gale. gating the field. Fire prevention inspection reports. Monthly reports upon conditions of Test wells will be driven by the apparatus and equipment. government in several sections of the Health reports of members of the^ phiiippines to determine whether force. .petroleum exists in profitable quan Individual efficiency records. Record of complaints. Records of places licensed to sell, tities. %r *5$ 7* y*\ 4 -n, $T store, transport, or manufacture explosives or combustibles. A record and description of moving picture shows, theaters, and all places where large assemblages are permitted. 1 Fire hydrant reports. Reports on fire drills at stations. Horse records. Record of assignments and transfers. An American steel company has acquired immense deposits of iron ore in Chile that it proposes to ship to the United States, at the rate of 1,000,000 tons annually, on the opening of the I the limitation of However, all this Mexican worry is going to make a mighty good Chautauqua lecture. Cannot the principles of eugenics be applied to the household fly?... ».$. Fannlbal would be without if the exchanges provj(je milions of men with oppor- Panama canal, and it is said that master general exceeds the authorother American interests are invest!-1 ity given him by the law. Congress is disposed to put the check rein on that exuberant official. China has been hit hard by the increased cost of living. The price of rice has jumped 50 per' cent since, 1911, due partly to the famine and ed a request for a bid on a quantity more to the destruction of crops dur-1 of structural iron for :use in New Oring the fighting on the Yangtze. leans. Not hearing from his quotation he went to New Orleans and called on the prospective customer. He found the contractor cabling an order for the mmmQmm What has become of that report of the state efficiency board? Talk about the czars in politics! An orange tree will bear fruit until it reaches its 150th year. The Causa of Rheumatism. Is stomach trouble, lazy liver and deranged kidneys, try Electric bitters, regulates liver and helps kidneys 'to work. 50c and (1. Press Comment Des Moines Capital: Occasionally aj candidate for office is met who refuses to promise everything. But some men are naturally very peculiar. Boone News Republican: The United States senate refuses to put an airbrake on the rapidly increasing parcel post system. Rapids City Journal: It may be inferred from what Orville Wright says that the only obstacle in the way of an over-Atlantic flight is the present lack of engines of sufficient staying power. But is not this part of the problem that has been solved? No great undertaking has ever been abandoned because something necessary to its accomplishment was lacking. Sigourney Review: The town of Eldon has been recommended as a site for a government building. So far as this writer knows no congressman has ever recommended Sigourney for a public building or anything else. We never even got a cannon. Of course we don't think we could get a government building but it might make us feel good for a time to learn we had not been forgotten. Des Moines Capital: The commonest word used around an aspiring business concern is the word efficiency. Either proprietors or business managers of enterprises have learned the use and meaning of the word, and every new employe is taken in with the positive assurance that he must be efficient if he expects to hold his jo. Efficiency means brains and energy —a combination that is difficult to defeat. Cedar Rapids Republican: The spectacle of a congress under the thumb of a president, as the present congress has been, is not entirely reassuring to the free institutions, however well some people may like the results. While for some of the issues which have been considered important it may have been necessary to have a president telling congress what to do and making congress do it, yet in the larger sense and the historic setting, it is far from a desirable state of things. Burlington Hawk-Eye: It is to be hoped congress will be able to put a brake upon the impulsive postmaster general, who seems to be determined to transform the mail service into a fast freight line. The parcel post can be made a great blessing to the people of the United States, if it. is kept within the limitations its name implies. In extending the local zones and doubling weight, the post- La Crosee Tribune: A Wisconsin If you will wager money, bo man left $40,000 to a woman who jilted That that Is all he gets. him Rare Instances are reported! —Cincinnati Inquirer, where.men are grateful to the end of( their days. courier-Post Vassar girls slide down hill in dishpans thereby demonstrating that higher education teaches the damsels new uses for domestic articles. Des Moines Capital: It is now predicted that we will have another all summer congress. This will not. be without its advantages. It will minimize the period of speech-mak- ing in the fall campaign. Mar. gets but little here below No. nothing like he ought of ours cannot be too often or too forcibly reminded that with all its efforts to foster industry it has done nothing tunity to earn an honest living. St. Louis Globe-Democrat: There are ancient ruins still to be excavated. and the scientists will be disappointed if they do not discover in some of them the original autotmobile and the remains of a infinitive telephone line between the Roman and Trojan forums. Waterloo Reporter: With all due respect to Mr. Groundhog's prediction spring is near at hand. We know It for the editor has received a package of free seed from the agricultural departmept under our congressman's frank. Albia Union: Roosevelt is on his way home from other lands and there will be something doing in New York politics. Out in California where he had such a strong pull a year ago his star is waning. They are getting the benefits of the low tariff out there and already have caught on to what they did to help bring it on. Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa had the most modest, mildest winter of any section of the country. The extreme east and the extreme west have been getting theirs good and plenty." After all, there are not many places better than Iowa when it comes to appreciable winter weather. Indiana State Journal! An Indiana the cost of production and freight would have been to the Indiana manufacturer. On inquiry he discovered that the cost of labor in the production of this iron in Belgium would be $2,100. In the United States it would have been $4,600. The tariff revision downward has made it possible for the European manufacturer to underbid OTTUMWA COURIER, SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1914 his American comp«titors. As a result the United States lost the order it lost the labor involved in the production and shipment of the raw material to the iron mill, and the labor which would have been required to fashion and transport it from the mill to the seaboard. Wondarful Cough Remedy. Mr. D. P. Lawson of Edison, Tcnn., writes: "Dr. King's New Discovery is a most wonderful cough, cold and lung medicine. 60c and $1. A Few Laughs Man's Portion. Man wants but little here below, And you will win your bets The man who gets but little here Upon this busy earth. Is—if the truth were spread abroad— Just getting all he's worth. —Los Angeles Express. Man gets but little here below E'en then, avoiding strife, He takes his weekly wad of dough And hands it to his wife. —Youngstown Telegram. Man gets but little here below, And isn't long on deck Just when he thinks he stands a show Waterloo Courier: This government Because as far as we can know He usually gets caught. —Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He "get's it in the neck." —Birmingham Age-Herald. One Overlooked. The heroine gets in a muss You-ve seen in many plays of course How help arrives by omnibus, By locomotive, airship, horse. Help comes by harvesting machine, By ice yacht, motor, trolley car, Toboggan, snowshoe, submarine, And all the kinds of rigs there are. Help comes by every sort of way. I only hope that kindly fates Will some time let me see a play Where help arrives on roller skates. One Sign. "Here's a critic says the drama is in its second childhood." "I notice It has taken to playing In the mud." Suspicious Name. "What's this entente cordiale I hear so much about?" "Oh, it's a French drink of some kind Look out for them foreign cordials, my boy." Doing Her Part. "Will you join our hike from Chicago to Washington?'' "I'm willing to hike," responded Mrs. Wombat, "but I couldn't go that far from home. I'll walk around the block 500 times." He Simply Sings. The poet sings about the snow Though others at his theme may scoff He can afTord to sing, you know He doesn't have to clean it off. Storm Center. "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." "In a republican, it is the president's private secretary who acquires the insomnia." Home Mechanics. The fleecy snow appeals to me So white and pure, you know. I feel uplifted when I see A sheet of snowy snow. I The automobile is getting all the improvements. A self-starting furnace would help a heap. City Snow. But snow a week old jars a man It gives one's nerves a blow There's nothing more depressing than A lot of dirty snow. Badly Located. "I want this patrol-box removed from in front of my bank. It's a menace to business." "How so?" "Every time there's an arrest a crowd gathers, and people immediately conclude there's a run on the bank. We Progress. "Is the world getting better?" "I think so. I haven't seen a poisoned needle story for at least a week." Modern Courtship. "You nver seem to get any letters from your sweetheart." "Oh, nothing so commonplace as that We exchange graphophone records." In March. If a body meet a girlie On a windy day, Play the part of true politeness— Look the other way. The Real Thing. "Doesn't that barefoot dancer depict hate vividly?" "I think the property man left a tack on the stage." since iron manufacturer not long ago receiv- club nor revolver. In arresting a dan gerous criminal he merely states that!created no wu-tn."" Explained. iron to Belgium at a price lower thanj Under Guard. ,, "Is he henpecked?" "Is he? His wife goes with him to the manicure." London Police. upon my word the skirt she wore Was slit from hem to waist, And, gaping, showed, I much deplore A shapely limb incased. In the silken hose and filmy white, The while a rounded knee Peeped in and out. a shameless sight! For all the world to see. I know that she was young and fair Her glance, I felt, was pert On sudden thought. I stopped her there And pointed to that skirt. In angry tones the thing I scored She looked,a bit appalled Then, "Done it thlidin' on a board Wiv Willie Smif!" she bawled. —E. L. Sylvester in Judge'. Evening Story LITTLE B^DMHEAD By A. Maria Crawford (Copyright. 1912. by the Associated Literary Press.) •"When a man loves a woman as well as I love you, and when you admit that you love me but refuse to marry me, I believe that I am justified in wanting to know exactly why." They were having late supper at a table in an alcove in a large, restaurant. The gold tassel at the side of her little theater cap swayed slightly as she leaned her head over, staring at the white cloth with its mound of yellow roses. "Look at me, Helen! It's high timo that we threshed this thing out," continued John Halden quietly. Helen Rayner's face flushed painfully. "I—I wish you wouldn't discuss such pergonal things—here." "Nobody is listening to us. Dean Sherwood is grinning his usual 'She'll never have you, my boy,' and I am not willing to submit to expressive public speculation any more. You'll either have to take me now or chuck me over for good. I won't hang fire another day." "Mercy, John! You astonish me. You are so dramatic. Be pleasant and let's enjoy this excellent supper." "No, the worm has turned, Helen. Anger certainly affects a man's appetite. You laugh at me constantly. What is your attitude? I want to understand it perfectly." "Are you jealous, my dear?" questioned the girl in a half mocking way. "I rode home from Ellen's luncheon today with Freddie Olmstead. He has a new car, a beauty! I suppose you've heard about it. Dear me," she. sighed audibly, "jealousy la such a stupid habit." "Helen, I have put a plain question to you. I can't force you to answer, but I ask you to for the last time. You can't play with me and my love for you another day." Her eyes met his for a fleeting second and she saw a stern look on his face that forbade further bantering. "What Is it you want to know, John?" "Do you still admit that you love me?" "Yes. You must know that I do." "Then why aren't you willing to marry me? I can offer you all that your father is able to give you." "I am not ready to settle down. 1 want to have, a good time. When a girl is not. yet twenty-two she doesn't want to give up all her fun." "Granted, but why give it up? Is It because you want other men around?" "No. As it is, I go practically everywhere with you now." "Helen, it's because of Tom Grayner. You want to remain single until after he comes home with your brother in the spring. He has more money than I have. Are you mercenary, after all?" "If I didn't love you, John Halden, I would never speak to you again. I'll tell you why I haven't wanted to marry you. You have so many theories, I—I have bsen afraid I would fail as your wife. Now, that's the truth." "What do you mean, Helen?" "You believe in what you call brotherhood and try to help people who are less fortunate, than you are. You believe in really doing service for yopr friends. For instance, when Jim Thornton's trouble came and I remonstrated with you for giving up your time as well as your money to help him, you said, 'Anybody's money can accomplish as much as mine, but nobody can do for that boy as I can, for he loves me and has faith in me. With a little encouragement and help from me, he will soon get on his feet again. He will do whatever I expect of him. I never forgot those words They were indicative of your dutlook on people In general and on me in particular. I was afraid to fail you.** "I don't expect any help from you, dear." "That's just it. You think you won't, but if we ever came to marriage, you would be sorry that you had taken a woman who was in no sense your helpmeet. I know, Jtohn, I have thought about it a great many times and tried to laugh the fear out of my heart.'' "Don't say that, Helen. It's like a whip in my face." "You expect so much of a .woman." "No, you're wrong about that. Every man has theories about the! sort of a woman he ought to marry, but it isn't necessary for him to follow them. I believe that a man ought to marry a woman who loves him1 well enough to marry him if he needs it, but if you just love me well enough to marry me, that's all I will ask. I want you. Don't you see what a hypocrite I am? My theories are not personally applicable they are for the other people. If you are onlywaiting for me when the day's work lis over, that is all I want, truly, Helen, all I want in the world." "Perhaps I am not the woman you ,want to marry. I am selfish. All jmy life I've been warm, silk-lined an ",j wel A London policeman carries neither anybody's comfort but my own." i" "Heredity and environment have that attitude. When the he 'f a policeman. Consternation im- jme mediately siezes the culprit. The culprit being seized, the rest is easy. fe(j have never thought com es for any service, you will not be lacking either in willingness or in ability. I know you better than you know yourself." "At any rate, your faith in me is stimulating." "I love you, Helen. Are you going to put me out of your life tonight for a mere shadowy fear that will prove to have no substance?" She sat there, toying with a jeweled, chain about her throat and looking curiously at some new arrivals. "Why, John," she said, forgetting W his tender love speech and all-important question, "those people must be stopping between trains. I never saw a baby out at this time of the night." "Possibly not," he answered indif ferently. "Poor little woman! She can't eat with that baby jumping about so. 1 believe that 1 will offer to hold it. It will be a good opportunity to try working out your pet theory that a woman is never so happy as when she Is serving men or children." He smiled as she rose and with her characteristic grace and charm asked if she might hold the baby for a little time. Her tall slender figure in its shimmering white gown, her head bent a little over the laughing baby reaching his dimpled hands, for the elusive gold tassel over the girl's ear made a charming picture to the man who waited for them. "Watch out, Helen, he'll tear that gold lace on your gown!" he warned, but Helen only laughed at him over the little bald head. "Isn't he dear? Isn't he little and Soft and clinging? Am I holding htm right so that I won't hurt his back or the soft spot in his head? I remember being warned against injuring those parts of a baby's anatomy." "Trust a woman to feel those things without any teaching! It's instinctive. You don't have to be taughr. any more than a mother bird has to be shown how to huddle her sleeping young under her feathery breast." The baby had worn himself out and now slept in the soft curve of Helen's arm. She drew the little relaxed body close to her. "He is so helpless/' she said softly, and felt what every woman feels at Bome time in her life, motherhood stirring in her heart. An obsequious waiter announced that it was 1 o'clock and the restau-ant was closing. Helen gave the baby into the mother's ready arms and answered her effusive thanks with a simple, "It was a pleasure to me. I arfi the one to thank you." John Haldon heiped her into the lopg fur coat. "Is it good-by forever tonight?" he •and the Worst Is Yet to Come Daddy's Bedtime The Big Dog Who Was Frightened By a Bug. ELL, daddy, we're all ready for our story. What's it going tif'be about tonight?" exclaimed Jack and Evelyn as daddy came into their room. "Dear me," sighed daddy "you 'two dear little children will barely let me get my breath!" "Oh, daddy.'" said Evelyn, "we don't mean to be selfish, but you*. story is the nicest part of the day, and we look forward to bedtime because of thnt" "Neither of you is selfish, and I'm a very happy daddy to hare two such nice children to whom to tell stories." "No," she said, her mouth quiver- Daddy smMed and began: "Today from my ofllce window in the city I snw quite an interesting thing. You know, the roofs of the bouses and buildings are so near together that they are almost like a sidewalk. One could really quite easily walk from one roof to the other. 11 "Well, there w«f a bis brown dog sitting by an open window^owfj£okin$ the roof. What should be spy bat a brown bog'which looked repy^ tttreh IllsH a beetle. The dog was very much interested in the bug. "Well, be stepped out of the window and on the roof. There ing the bug with a fixed gasa. He evidently was rather afraid step a little nearer and then sit down again as if to soy: S 'I'm not going to take any chances. That may btf a beautifurbug look it. but he may be a poisonous one.' "However, be was very curious, for he'd apparently never seen just sucli biitf before. It was the funniest thing, though, to see the bug. He was joying the sunshine very much and was quite indifferent to the dog. Thy do« neither frightened nor interested him. "After a little while the dog begun to bark at the bug. But sail turn bus p«id no attention, and this annoyed the dog so much' thnt he be^ui' to bark luite furiously. However, the bug enjoyed the sunshine too mucii to Ieifre it. and the dog gave up barking, for the bug finally decided to move: uot.ut all -re*# as If he were being frightened away, but just as if he thought it was time to be going home. "The dog followed along the roof, but keeping quite a little distance behind. After the bug had walked over to the second roof, to his horror the dog saw the bug bad a big family and his home was In a hole near a chimney "The great big dog fled from the little bugs apd disappeared again through in "So the little brown bug, who was really quite harmless, was safe from the big dog because be acted so indifferently." Pi v. I He Leaped Out pffjtlff Wind®w^^. he fat'w£fiihrV: of it, for "bo in with the joy of her sudden decision, "I can't give you up for any reason or the shadow of a reason." CHARITON. Mrs. J. B. Dotson of Ottumwa- returned home yesterday after a' visit with her mother, Mrs. Mary Thomas and sister Mrs. George Stover and brother Ellas Thomas. Mrs. Charles Tate went to Murray yesterday for a brief visit with relatives. Rev. H. J. Bryce, pastor of the First Baptist church, weiit to Cambria yesterday to attend a conference of pastors. ,. Mrs. F. M. Beall of Shannon City arrived yesterday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. Nichols, and with her brother-in-law, J. C! Flatt and f&mily. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kniveton of Lamoni returned1 home yesterday after a three week's visit near Norwood with her parents, Mr. and.Mrs._J. W.' Keene. Mrs. A. W. Ryan of Humeston returned home yesterday after a brief visit with Mrs. M. S. Clark. Miss Marie Roberts and brother Zel» ton went to Leon yesterday where they will visit their sister, Mrs. Henry Wilson. Dave Williams was In Ward Monday visiting friends and attending the funeral of Miss May Ryan. Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Gilbert of Fairfield are here for a visit with Mrs. Gilbert's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. 3. Lupton, and old friends. Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Wilson, Mr. Mitchell, Clarence Drake, Donald Bown and the Misses Sarah and Jessie Stanton, who compose the Wilson Symphony orchestra, went to Lacona last evening to furnish music for an entertainment. Charles De Sombers of Edgemont, S. D., who had been visiting relatives and old friends at Derby, returned home yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Cunningham have adopted a four weeks' old baby girl from the orphans' home at1 Omaha. The tiny blue-eyed tot has been named Isabel. It is safe to say that she has found a happy home where she will be cared for and treated in the kindest manner* 4 1 '^1 !1

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