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0 TJIKOMAHA DAILV TilCt ? WAY , UJfiOUMBJfllt ' * , KS ! > 7 ,
I CURRENT NEWS OF INTERESTFROM IOWA.
Cooper , Flro Ins. , G Pearl , tol. 372.
Schmidt's b.is rcHcf photon ute the latest.
Epconer Grocery Co. , 323 Bway. Tel. 3U.
J , II. Black of Grlswold was In the city
II. Uaugh of Harlem was In the city yes
terday on business.
Good work lg what you will have at the
muff City Laundry.
William Kohl and wife of Mlncola are In
the city visiting friends.
Sheriff Morgan Is confined to his homo by
a severe Attack of Illness ,
Mr. E. C. Lalnson nnd family have gone to
Oilman , la. , to spend the holidays ,
G. W. Clapper and A. L. Lacey of Header-
eon wcro Visitors In the city yesterday.
Not that glaring celluloid , but genuine
Now York finish the Bluff City Laundry. *
Major Hllcs nnd J. II. Crane of Burlington
Junction were visitors In the city yesterday.
Mn and Mrs. II , A. Soarlowill spend the
Christmas holidays with friends In "Hastings " ,
II. Stevenson of Ncrth Platte , Neb. , Is In
th city , the guest of his brother , Stymest
William Hurz and J. J. Mass , extensive
cattle fccdtrs of Silver City , were In the city
Mrs. E. F. Watts , who has been visiting
friends In Chicago , Freeport. and Jackson
ville , III. , has returned home.
W. 13 , Oaks , cashier of the Silver City
bank , and George Adnlr of Gllvcr City were
In the city yesterday on 'business.
B. F. Wlckham of Denver and James Wlck-
hatn of Burlington will spend Christmas
with their brother , E. A. Wlckham of this
city , /
Wo want you to feel that your package Is
very welcome at our place , nnd every effort
will be made to please you at the Eagle
Laundry , 724 Bway.
The Married Ladles' High Five club , which
was recently reorganized , was entertained last
Bight by Mrs. 0. M. Brown , nt her residence
on South Seventh street. .
Do you want a hair brush , a tooth brusher
or any kind of a brlstlo brush ? Wo have
them In endless variety , and cheap and good.
C. B. Paint , Oil & Glass Co.
Frank Shlnn of Carson , who has been In
the city 'for ' the last few days attending
court , left last o\cnlng for Avoca on busi
ness before returning home.
Word has been received here that Miss
Mamlo Kohl , formerly of this city , but now
of Chicago , Is lying at death's door and Is not
expected to live out the week.
The Council Bluffs Ulfle club will hold a
turkey shoot Friday afternoon at 1:30 : , at the
Walnut Hill range. A cordial ii.vltntlon is
extended to any one In the city with a rifle.
H. Thompson , a mining export and ma-
Chlie man , has returned from "Colorado and la
spending the holidays with his friends , Mr.
and .Mrs , Will Stelnkompf , on Washington
Invitations have been iFsued for-a public
Installation of olllccm of Council camp No.
14 , WcoJmen of , the World , on January 7.
Tlio usual society ball will bo a feature of
The Milwaukee passenger trains from the
cast wtre delayed by the snow and severe
weather In the central and eastern part of
the state and 'reached the city yesterday
morning over two hours late.
County Attorney Saunders yesterday made
a formal order dismissing the case In the dis
trict ccurt agilnst Harry Helser , Indicted by
the grand Jury for felonious assault upon n
woman tramp , who has slnco been sent out
of ths county.
Len Clark , the negro who was arrested by
Officer Werd after a severe clubbing , was
given a hearing In police court yesterday.
Judge McGce concluded his conduct merited
a fine of $31.10 , which is equivalent to a term
of twentyonedays Imprisonment.
The women at the Fifteenth Street mis
sion have about completed their arrange
ments for giving the poor children of the
city a free dinner on Christmas day. The
feast will be spread at Eleventh stTMt sad
Judge Green adjourned the district court
yesterday until Monday and permanently dis
charged ths petit Jury. The new jurors that
Wire drawn a few days ago will servo during
the coming year. The work of the Novem
ber term has been nearly finished and the
docket has been pretty well cleared. The
enforcement of the new rules adopted by the
four district judges has visibly expedited
business. The $10 line that attaches to every
cauo that Is taken out of assignment has
made the attorneys very cautious about ask
ing for continuances. It has also enriched
the district to the extent of several hundred
C. B. Vlavl Co. , female remedy ; consults
tlon free OITlco hours , 9 to 12 and 2 to C
Health book furnished. 32C-327-32S Merrlan :
N , Y , Plumbing compinjT l. 250. !
ClirlHiiiuiH for the Deaf.
Elaborate preparations have been made al
the Iowa School for the Deaf for a merrj
Christmas for the pupils and attaches of the
Institution. A gigantic Christmas tree hat
Ibeen prepared and It will bo 'brilliant ' ! }
lighted after being laden with gifts for the
children. In addition to this an Immenrc
wheel has been constructed , which will alsc
bo freighted \vlth a burdenof , presents. Doth
the tree nnd the wheel will bo erected In the
largo chapel ; which will bo decorated In E
tundsoine manner with evergreens and flow
ers. Every person connected with the Insti
- tution will bo remembered , with some little
< rlflo as a memento of tie day. The tree and
the big wheel will bo dismantled on Christ
mas eve anil on Christmas the pupils and tbo
attaches of tbo Institution will bo given a
Domestic soap wrapohrs call for spoons.
Turkeys , chickens , cauliflower , lettuce ,
radishes , oysters and celery , all of the best
in the market at J. Zollcr & Co.'s. Telephone -
J. Zollcr & Co. Import their own oysters
direct from Baltimore. That means the best
Iherc Is at tlio lowest prices.
Turkeys geese and ducks by the wholesale
or retail at J , Zoller & Co.'s. Tel. 320.
Hoffmay's fancy patent flour makes the
best and. most bread. Ask your grocer for
Cash Is what counts. Everyone knows
that a dollar In hand Is worth two In the
bush , as well as they know a dollar at Zol-
ler's Is worth ( wo elsewhere. Qo to htm for
meats , groceries and hardware. Tel. 320.
Glvo us your order for Christmas turkeys ,
eccBO and ducks. No satisfaction , no sale.
i , Zoller & Co.
Even Heat ,
hoforo seen with
softcoul. 1U tons
of soft coal cqua
1 ton of hurd.
A report from Hev
J. llcnle , 1152 Kutt
I'krce m : "I have
been unltiff your
Hot lllunt with
tall coal us fuel
for § lx weeka
We are \ cry mud
pleated with It. U
not only R | > C > an
as our Iiartl coa
Lute burner , but
U savin ic u larue
part of the ea
it lieattne , "
fieu | t Running atCO
CO 1.12 COI.Ii'S ,
41 Main St. , Council Illuffa.
MILTON nOGKUS & SONS , Omaha.
\ OliO. W. BIUQGS , South Omaha.
CARING FOR THE CITY-POOR
SnpcrvisDr Jacks jn Tins n GoD'J , Lively
COLO WEATHER INCREASES THE CALLS
A in D tint nxpi-nitfil Thin Ycnr In Slnoh
1,1-HH Tlmn ill tlio Smile Time
Liixl Ho in < Ilccvtit
The cold weather has brought about n large
Increase In the number of applications for
charily at the office of the supervisor of the
poor fund , and It has required tbo nicest
discrimination on the part of T. C. Jack
son , who has charge of the fund , to prevent
Imposition by sifting out the real and needy
and worthy from < ho > umy of professionals
who arc always ready to bo helped at all
soisons of the year. The cost of caring for
the poor of the townohlp during the month of
December will probably exceed $7,000. The
contractor who furnishes the groceries will
have a bill that will approximate ? GOO. Su
pervisor Jackson Is making an heroic effort to
keep down the cost , and hca succeeded so
far In keeping well within the limit
flxed for the same period last year by
his predecessor. The supervisor settles up
with the contractors who furnish the sup
plies once In two months. The report bo
has prepared for tha January meeting of Uic
Board of County Supervisors shows that his
expenses for September and October wcro
$1,555.35 , while for the same period last year-
the outlay was $3,714.01. The report shows
that the amount paid to the two hospitals for
the period were neirly equal , St. Bernard's
receiving $287.CO , and the Woman's Chris-
.tbn Association $247.75. The new super
visor Is receiving every possible encourage
ment to keep the total expenses of his of-
flco down to the low mark established by ex-
The majority of the calls that are made
upon the county for help at the present
time come from elderly people , and of these
the larger per cent are women.
Domestic soap wrappcn > call for spoons.
TO Tim FOOT 11AM , GAMD.
Flolil CliiliVol - ( oil til the Suit Iiy
! 'r a ilk CriMtford.
The petition of Intervention of 'the ' 'Council '
Bluffs Field club In the attachment of the
gate receipts by Frank Crawford at the In
terstate college football contest on Thanks
giving day was heard In the district court
yustcrday. Crawford claimed that the Ne
braska college team owed him $155 for ser
vices as coach during 1893 , and to get his pay
tied up $250 of the gate receipts. The Field
clu- > Intervened on the grounds that the re
ceipts 'belonged to It. Judge Green held that
the club hadi no right to the money , and the
petition of Intervention was dismissed and
the costs taxed to the Intervenors.
The Campbell Printing Press and Manufac-
tvring company intervened yesterday In the
case of the attachment of Landlord Whitney
against the Globe Publishing company , set
ting up Its claim to one Campbell press
which was sold to the Globe company on a
contract and which has not been paid for In
full. The Interveners claim that the title to
the picss has not passed from them and will
not By the terms of their contract until the
final payment is ade.
Lucy Hlllcr began a suit yesterday against
C. S. Lowe and wife to secure payment of
$136 worth of goods alleged to have been de
-The National Life association began a fore
closure suit against J. 01. Ouster on a $2,600
mortgage on property located in this city.
A few weeks ago W. S. iMayne secured a
Judgment by default quieting his title to sev
eral blocks of lots in the northwestern part
of the city that were Bold to John W. Paul
during his attempts to create a stockyards
. boom In that portion of the town. The pur-
I chase price was $7,000 , of which $1,400 was
paid down. The dee * was executed to
Patrick O'Connor. iMayno alleged that O'Con
nor was a myth , and It 'was consequently
impossible to get service upon him In the
foreclosure suit that was under way. There
was no defense and Judgment was secured as
prayed. After the default was taken P. J.
Dmlg appeared as Intervenor. Emlg .was
formerly private secretary of Paul. Ho
showed that the property In question bad
been deeded to him 'by ' O"Connor andi that ho
had held possession of it for the last two
years , and that In the suit 'begun ' by Mayne
no notice had been served upon nlm. The
motion to set aside the default was sustained
by Judco Green yesterday. It has been as
certalned that Patrick O'Connor was a bell
boy In one of the Chicago hotels whore Paul
was In the habit of stopping. *
A motion for a new trial was made in the
case of the New ( Nonpareil company and Miss
Llzzlo Hulbert , who spcured a Judgment for
$2SO for libel against the paper.
Hev. T. 'H. Oleland' ' began a foreclosure
suit against L. C. Larson to enforce the con
ditions of a mortgage for $700 executed a
number of years ago.
In the case of the .Five-Cent Savings bank
agalust D. W. Archer the motion to correct
the record was sustained and the degree of
The motion for a now trial In the case of
Sylvester iHolllngsworth against the motor
company to recover $12,500 damage for the
mijry to his daughter on the big 'bridge was
Sco Davis for fine perfumes.
IlnrlliiK'lun'Nrw Trnlii Service.
In answer to popular demand at both ends
of tbo division the Burlington has made en
mportant change In the running timeof Its
trains on the Western Iowa division from *
3reston to Council Blulfs. The change gives
the public extra railway facilities that have I
long been needed and which the Merchants
and Manufacturers' association has been tryIng - ' I
Ing to bring about for a year. A strictly
local train will bo put on , kav'ng Creston at
0:45 : a. m. and arriving In Council Bluffs at
10:35 : a , m. Trains on tbo various branches
will connect with this train , one from Cla-
rlnda connecting at Vllllsca , another from
Grlswold connecting at Red Oak , another
from Sidney and Randolph connecting at
Hastings and a train from Tabor connecting
at Malvcrn ,
Returning , a local train will leave this
city at 3:30 : la the afternoon , thus giving a
stay of five hours In Council Blulfs to those
wishing to return the same day , This train
will craned with trains oa all the branches
except at Red Oak , which can bo reached
by an early morning train.
The local train leaving Crcston In tbo
morning will cocnect at Paclflo Junction with
the , Kansas City train , going eolith , thus af
fording additional accommodations for those ,
desiring to go eouth , * I
A train will also be put on from. Albla to
Red Oak , leaving Albla at II p. m. and re-
turnlrg at 6:15 : a , m.
These changes In the time table will bo
put In force Sunday , January 2.
Domestic soap wrappers call for spoons.
IVII in a KM.
H. LMoyers , from Mlneolo , was seized with
an epileptic nt at the Crestou hou60 , where
lie wau o. guest yesterday. He remained
unconscious for a Icng time , and the hotel
people becoming alarmed sent for a physi
cian , The condition of tbo patient was found
to bo such that Immediate care and treat
ment 'were necessary. The patrol wagon waa
called and ho was sent to the Woman's
ChrJotlan Association hospital , He was re
ported to bo uerlously 111 last evening.
Domestic soap wrappers call for spoons.
Mill ( iliirV In Hit * I'nrlcN.
The city baa purchased several new Hag a
for uao In the park * . The largest cne ws/i
capeclally de&tgncd for use In Cochran park.
The Board of Educattcu baa also ordered
several more large flags for use on t , o school
buildings. The beard his planucd for tde
flying of a flag on taoh of the sch ol build-
Itvjs durl < g the expedition tttfon ne\t year.
The ( lag bought for Coohran p rk Is one of
the largest owned by the city at the present
time. The f.ag question promises to bo a
serious ono for oext year , for flags will be
the fashion , and iho man without a flag or
some Kind of bunting < o attiact n'.tentln to
his business or belongings will be out of
Xmas no\cities cheap at Davis' .
TWO WUHICS * HOLIDAY VACATION.
llonril of Killicnlliiii Cralit * Itc < iur < it ( if
The Board of Education last night granted
the request for a two week's holiday vaca
tion formulated by 300 pupils of the High
school. It was decided to grant the spring
vacation also for the reason that at that
tlmo the annual meeting of the Southwest
ern Iowa Teacher's association will be In
The board ordered the secretary to make
up the pay roll and Is uo the orders for the
salaries of the teachers and Janitors on Fri
day to enable them to draw their salaries
for use before Christmas.
The board spent an hour discussing the
subject of getting out the annual report.
The plan favored was the rather elaborate
| report Issued In pamphlet form for 1893-4 ,
J which made a book of several hundred pages
I nnd was pro'usely Illustrated with pictures
of the school buildings. It was decided to
Issue the report provided the cost did not
run up too high , and the matter was referred
to the committee on supplies to secure bids
for the book In lots of 5,000 or lesa , The
old report contained the rules and regula
tions of the board and It was decided not to
Incorporate these In the new book , but to
issue them In a separata pamphlet. The com
mittee has power to receive the bids nnd
submit them to the board at Its next meetIng -
Ing , i
The bond of Contractor Bosen , who did
the carpenter work on the Twentieth ave
nue school building addition , was ordered
to be canceled and returned.
The secretary reported that the teachers'
pay roll for the lost month amounted to
$6,550.16 , Janitors , 784.50 , Interest on bonds ,
$1,982.50 , postage , $20 , and that warants on
the proper funds had , been drawn for these
In compliance with a request the presi
dent of the board wag authorized to appoint
two delegates to the Department of Educa
tion In the TransmlsslsslppI Exposition.
By resolution the board Instructed each of
the committees to make a full report of
everything that had been done during the
last year. The reports will be used la the
annual report to be gotten out.
The remainder of the session was devoted
to the allowance of the regular monthly
Davis always has ulco holiday goods.
Not for a long time has there been more
generous Thanksgiving donations than have
been received at the Christian Homo or
phanage this season. The gifts from the people
ple have been comlag In from such great
distances and In such unbroken proceeslon
that It has required all' of the available space
in the Christian Home paper to acknowledge
the receipts each week. Ordinarily the do
nations havQ oil been accounted ifor within a
few weeks after Thanksgiving , but this yeai
the list continues to be published weekly
until the present tlmo , making It certain
tbat the Thanksgiving donations will not
cease to conie In before the Christmas offerIngs -
Ings begla to arrive. The donations for the
week endlcg yesterday were very encourag
ing to the Home workers. The report shows
a total to the manager's fund of $62.25 , be-
lag $27.25 above the needs of the week. De
ficiency In this fund , as reported last week ,
$234.09 , decreasing "deficiency to duto to
Grand total' of receipts In the general fund
amount's to $090.06 , being $490.06 above the
estimated needs for current expenses of the
week , reducing amount needed In the Im
provement and contingent fund from. $8S-
254.66 , aa stated in last week's paper , to
Miss Cook's studio , Grand hotel , annex.
Illuu Point Oyntcri.
Wo are now receiving direct from the Blue
Point beds In Long Island sound these cele
brated oysters In the shell. They are uni
versally conceded to be the finest flavored
oysters In the world and are especially fine
for eating raw. Can furnish them In any
quantity by the dozen , hundred or barrel.
As you are aware , every well appointed
menu for Christmas dinner has "Blue Points"
as the article with which to commence the
feast. We are also receiving , dally , ship
ments of N. Y. Counts , Extra selects and
Standard oysters. As they come direct from
the packers , they arrive In much better con
dition than those which pass through the
hands of middle men.
SULLIVAN , 343 BROADWAY. TEL. 101 ,
Domestic soap wrappers call for spoona
IMI'LEXIEXT JKAI/KHS TO MEET.
Annual Convention AVI11 I ) < - Held in
CIinrlcH City In Jiiimarj- .
CHARLES CITY , la. , Dec. 22. ( Special. )
The first week In January the annual meet
ing of the Iowa Implement Dealers' associ
ation will bo held In this city and It is exl-
pccted that the meeting will be one of the
most Important In the history of the associ
ation. This will be the- first regular annual
convention of the organization , and for that
reason the managers look forward to a large
representation. The association was or
ganized about a year ago , and since then
several Informal meetings have been held ,
looking to the session In January. The dl-
I rectors of the association are J. L. Farrlng-
ton of Iowa Falls , S. O. Brown of Estheii-
vlllo and John Greer of Decorah. At the
meeting will bo several prominent Imple
ment manufacturers. The program will lu-
cludo papers pertaining to the trade. It Is
expected that fully 300 delegates will bo pres
ent. On tha evening of the second day there
will bo a banquet at which covers will bo
laid for 200 people.
GLENWOOD , In. , Dec. 22. ( Special. ) At
tbo Tuesday afternoon's session of the South
western Iowa Horticultural society In session
hero reports from the several districts were
read and approved. Tbo annual address was
delivered by itho president , J. P. Hess , fol
lowed by the secrotary'o annual report. Sev
eral papers were read and discussed at length ,
Two notlccablo papers 'were ' "The Planting of
the Tree , " by A. F. Cole-man of Corning , la. ,
mid "The Family Orchard , " by J , P. Jack
son of Glcnwood. The evening session was
given over to local "lights. " An address of
welcome by 'Mayor Ttoomau L. Stevens was
responded to by Hon. George Van Houten
of Lenox , la. , on tbo part of the , society.
The itoast of the evening was by Dr. F. M.
Powell. His subject "was "Horticultural
Crooks. " The music at the evening session
waa furnished by the Institution orchestra
and 'tho Qlenwood Male quartet.
At thlu morning's meeting a paper by W.
1 M. Bombcrg of Harlao , entitled "Fruits In
Southwest Iowa , " waa read and discussed.
A paper by 0. W. Rick of Des .Molncs , en
titled "Horticultural Leech In the Home , "
was read and discussed. A resolution wiis
adopted pledging the hearty suppwt of the
society to We Transm'Uslrelppl Exposition.
Co-OjuTatlvi' Camp In
SIOUX CITY , Dec. 22. ( Special Telegram. )
Sioux City men figuring on going to the
Klondike next jear are discussing the plan
of a co-operative camp In Alaska. The Idea
Is to put ! ii $500 each * and hire a special oir
to Seattle , then buy a rcall cteamcr to go
up the Yukon. The plan U to start a colony
called Sioux City and prospect on the co
operative plan. About fifty persons will
leave Sioux City for 'Jio Yukou country In
XiivnU Will I'riilinlily Ni-ciiro Hull.
VINTO.N. la. , Dec. 22. ( Special Telegram. )
It I now almost certain that Frank A.
Novak , the convicted murderer of Ed Murray ,
will be able to furnish the $18,000 bond fixed
by Judge Klnne of the supreme court , and
that it will be filed before the expiration of
the tlmo given InhicU ) to furnish It. It
Is believed mat tlio tund will almost all bo
furnished by rcutlvra : of-.Novak , now living
In Johnson and Jackson counties.
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DORM Unit ! n Suoi'tiftiltl.
MASON CITY , Ia.mlfc. 22. ( Special. )
The experience of JaO. L/tndon of Clear
Lake In mixing clippp IB nrtt nirouraelnc to
the buslctes. lie lilll stock feeder and
shipper and purchased nearly 3,000 , sheep
In the Uakotar aritl Jton'.ana la t fall
and ban been feeding them ut
hla jarcis just on the outskirts of town. They
are now In fine cotdltldrf ted alrr.cat ready
to market , A few nlfhta ago dogs got Into
one of the pena containing over BOO lamto
and kllleJ about fifty of them , wounding
200 more. The balance Buffered considerably
from shrinkage , making the entire loss to
Mr. Undon almost $1,600 , Under the now
code ho cannot recover damages from the
county for Ices of domestic animals by dogs ,
RO ho will bo a loser1 for the tiUlre nntoilnt.
He * proposes to protect hla property agalntit
further Invasions of the canines and now
boa several men with loaded shotguns on
duty night and day , and has given publla
notlco that he will shoot every dog that
comes oh his promises.
I'c'cullar Note CIIHC.
OTTUMWA , la. , Dec. 22. ( Special. ) Ono of
the strangest cases that ever came up In
Iowa Is on fa the Decatur county district
court. Forty years ago Samuel lA. Swlggett
of Wapello county sold a rifle to S. W. Hunt ,
now president of the Exchange bank of Leon , j
la. Both men were then ycuug fellows anil
partially In jest Hunt pivo Swlggett his note
for $15 at 10 per cent compound lutercst ,
payable forty years after date. Mr. Swlggett
Is now serving In the- lower house of the
Montana legislature. Several years ago be
gave the Hunt note 'to ' his wife , Florence
Swlggett. She lias brought suit for Its col
lection. The note amounts * o $326.50 , with
Intercut and cos'is. In Iowa a note outlaws In
ten ycurs , but the attorneys for the plaintiff
claim that a. note drawing compound Interest
never outlaws , because < ho semi-annual
periods when the Interest becomes duo keep
the account alive.
Fort U ilK
FORT DODGE , la. , Dec. 22. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A hotly contested lawsuit brought by
Claud Walnod of Bamum against 'Webster
county for $20,000 for damages resulting from
a fall from a bridge last spring terminated
nt Clarion , Wright county , w.hlther It Siad
been taken by plaintiff , today , by the- Jury
allowing Walrod $6,000. Wulrod sustained
permanent Injuries by his fall , wh'lch hap
pened through his team getting frightened
while crossing the bridge at night and JumpIng -
Ing through the side railing.
The Fort Dodge lodge of Elks Is preparing
to glvo a rendition of "Julius Caesar" De
cember 27 , members of the order taking all
the parts. The proceeds are all to bo given
to the Associated Charities of Fort Dodge.
Ncorly $1,000 was realized by the first night's
sale of seats. i
SIOUX CITY , Dec. 22. ( Special Telegram. )
An Interesting will contest. Is developing
In Sioux City. Joseph Tilrkleid will sue the
estuto of the late "Stub" Wllsoni to recover
the value of his services for the last twenty
years. W'llaon ' Is the 'notorious ' gambler who
died hero a few years fcgo'and ' left about $50-
000 In money and property. Some of the
estate will go to a hospital under the pro
visions of the will. Now Thlrkleld claims he
has been .tho servant and 'body valet of Wil
son ull the years without any pay and he
will go Into court In the effort to get part of
the estate. The property aside from that
going to the hospital Is1 left to Wilson's com
mon-law wife and hls'"nleces ' In Pennsylvania.
Fire In SI o ml UK .Sun.
BURLINGTON , Dec. 122. ( Special. ) In
two hours last Sunda'y evening fire in the
town of Morning Sundestroyed a row of
frame business bulldinga 'Hli a loss of from
$12,000 to $15.000. The 'town has a hand
fire engine- and a cistern , to hold 300 barrels
of water and by the usjj.of 'these the remainIng -
Ing business houses of tue town were saved.
The heaviest losers are J. F. Holiday , Mrs.
H. E. Curran , George Cunningham , J. K.
Latta , J. H. Cowan , T. M. Edgar , J. T. Gaw-
thorp , F. M. Browm and William Bell.
Ship Model for a. Library.
FAIRFIELD , la. , Dec. 22. ( Special. )
Through the- united efforts of Senator Gear
and Rollln. J. Wilson , the splendid library
In this city has Tjeen favored with a model
of the new 'battleship ' Iowa , the gift of the
Cramps of Philadelphia , who built the ship.
The model Is about three feet long , enclosed
In a glass case and Is perfect Ini every de
tail , showing Just what the Iowa looks like.
StnrclH 'WHI Recover.
CEDAR RAPIDS , la. , Dec. 22. H. C. Stur-
gls , president of the defunct Citizens' bank
of Oelwein , who attempted sulcldo Monday
by shooting , will recover. The affairs of the
bank are said to be In very bad shape. The
assets are reported as being practically noth
ing , whllo the liabilities will go above $35,000.
Iowa 'Xe ' vo NoteH.
A successful fine , art exhibition was given
In Hnrlan the fore part of the week.
The women of Iowa City got out the Christ
mas number of the Iowa City Herald.
Thomas Mason , 17 years old , of Fort Madi
son was accidentally killed 'by ' the discharge
of his gun , while hunting last Sunday.
The fell term of Tabor college closed Fri
day last for the holiday vacation , and It was
the most successful term of the college his
The grand Jury In Mahaska county con
demned .the county Jail and declared It to bo
worse than Llbby prison or the London
Charles S. Crall won honors In the Par
sons college oratorical contest at Fairfleld last
week. Howill represent the college at the
state contest ut Indlanbla In February next.
lowit I'rcMH Comment. I
Keokuk Gate City : The coming session of
the legislature ought to be a brief ono. The
newspapers have disposed In advance of most
of the business likely to come before It.
Sioux City Journal : Under the new Iowa
law , If a man dies , leaving a child , parent or
spouse , he cannot leave , to charitable objects
anything In excess of one-fourth of hla
entire estate after tbo payment of all debts.
And as chalrty begins at home , what 1s the
matter with this.
Oskaloosa Herald : Editor Illnton , of the
Progress-Defender at Albla , recently built a
new building for his plant and last week
Invested $1,200 In a new press. Ho continues
to howl calamity and says prosperity Is still
afar off. We wonder | f there Is really any
way to satisfy a populstedltor. ,
Algona RepubllcanjJWst winter Hancock ,
Wright , KoEsuth , Pa1tt"AUo , and Clay coun
ties were represented In/'the lower house of
the legislature by republicans. At the com
ing session none ofjhem will be. It will
look bad for north and , , Central Iowa repub
licans when the leelsjaturo meets.
AI > niU , Croiiii.
The first symptom f f true crop Is hoarse
ness. this 4s followcd-by. , the croupy cough.
If your children are subject to croup , watch
for tbeuo symptoms Had give Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy as sdo'rwaa they appear , and
It will prevent the aUtiilc. It Is a certain
euro for croup and caii'nlwaya ' bo depended
upon , / <
tit n. Ilaj- ,
BEATRICE , Neb. . Dec. 22. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A little after midnight tonight llro
broke out In a barn begging to J , S , Ather-
ton and located at the rear of his coal olllco
on South Fifth ctreet. practically destroying
the structure with content * . Two head of
horses , several vehlclca and a quantity of
grain wcro consumed , entailing a total loss
of about $1,000 ; Insurance about $250.
DONIPHAN , Mo. , Dec. 22. Fire destroyed
the buslncts portion of thin town jcaterday
morning. Twenty-six business houses were
burned and tlio total Ics * U estimated at
$100,000 , with about $33,00 ? Insurance. The
fire started In tbe warehouse of a drug store ,
but Ita origin is unknown.
Dentil * of n ln ) .
LINCOLN , Dee. 22. ( Special Telegram. )
Edna , the 4-year-old daughter of Assistant
State Superintendent C. F. Beck , died tula
forenoon of diphtheria.
uniiir KOII TIIIJ Yficox .Mtvius.
Wiir Department Knrrurtlonll- -
linrliiK for the Trip.
WASHINQTON , Dec. 22. Captain Bralnard
of the subsistence department of the army ar
rived In Washington this morning , nnd al
though Secretary Alscr Is confined to his
homo by a severe cold , he sent Immediately
for the officer and had a conference with
him respecting the execution of his plans for
the relief of the miners In the Yukon coun
try. Responses arts coming In to the secre
tary's Inquiry as to the amount nt con
densed food preparations that can be had at
short notice. Generally they Indicate Hut
an ample supply can be had at reasonable
rates If contracts arc made at once.
General Merrlam , commanding the De
partment of Columbia , who has been charged
by Secretary Algcr with the selection o [ the
military guard to be sent out with the relict
expeditions , has telegraphed the secretary
that ho II.TR selected Major lj. II. Ituckcr ,
fourth cavalry , to proceed to Alaska nnd
make a reconnolsance of the passes leading
from the head of the Lynn canal. He reports
ports that "tho ofllcor , who has already
started from Fort Walla Walla , Wash. ,
by hla cjrpcrlcnco as a quartermaster and
cavalryman , Is well fitted for this duty and
Is also physically able to cnduro the hard
ships ahead of him.
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts nan
brought to the attention of the War depart
ment officials the claims of the Boston
Transportation company. Its representa
tive , I'lerre Humbert , asserts that the com
pany Is In position to feed a large number
of the minors , Inasmuch as It his Just re
ceived news of the delivery by Its agents at
Fort Selkirk on the Yukon river of 200,000
pounds of foodi This point Is above J3aw-
son and the supplies. It Is said , can bo got
ten down easily with th& first breaking up
of the Ice next spring , even If It bo not found
necessary to attempt their delivery over
Nothing has been heard from Mr. KJell-
man , the reindeer herder , now In Lapland , In
answer to the direction of Secretary Alger
respecting the selection of GOO reindeer for
transportation to Alaska , so Dr. Jackson has
been mndo n special agent of the War de
partment and ordered to proceed with all
diligence to Lapland to buy the animals and
arrange for their shipment to the United
The announcement that the War depart
ment Is by no means committed to any one
ro lie In the effort to reach the miners In the
Klondike country has caused persons Inter
ested In various routes to advance the claims
of their respective sections. The Spokane
Chamber of Commerce has sent Frederic II ,
Marvin , a nowEcapcr man of that town , as
Its representative to urge the superior facil
ities of the overland route northward from
Sookane. This Is the old telegraph route laid
lown by the agents of the Western Union Tel
egraph company years ago when they sought to
run a telegraph line to Bering strait. Mr.
Marvin has stated to the War department that
the route Is stllli clear ; that through the
dense northern forests there Is a trail 150
feet broad , affording easy passage for draft
animals and that the feasibility of the route
in winter Is shown by the fact that for man >
winters It has beta traveled by numerous
trappers and prospectors , while the absence
of heavy grades ensures the capacity of anl.
mnls to carry largo loads. Secretary Alger
Is aeked to delegate some of the army offi
cers near Spokane to report upon the
advantages of the route.
Captain Dralnard left Washington this
evening for Chicago by direction of the de
partment , to confer with the manufacturers
there In regard to food preparations and to
getting a sunply for the expedition. He will
then proceed east to meet General Mcrriam
at Vancouver Barracks. The captain has
been placed In full charge of all supplies
and their purchase and racking. He will go
with the first expedition to Alaska , and
thence through to Dawson , where he Is under
orders to meet and confer with Captain Ilay ,
who has not been heard from since September ,
when he was at Circle City pursuing an In
quiry Into things In the mining country
with which he had been charged by Secretary
Lieutenant D. B. Devore , military secretary
to the secretary of war , has been ordered to
accompany Dr. Jackson to Lapland as dis
bursing officer of the party , and they will
sail on the Lucanla next Thursday for Liver
pool , proceeding to Christiana , Norway , and
to Alien , where It is supposed the reindeer
herd has been gathered. Lieutenant Devore
is authorized to charter a vessel for the trans
portation of the herd of GOO to the United
States , If found necessary to do so.
KI.IUIOHX SPOILS A I'UI/IC FIC.IIT.
AuMiorKtcH Stop In a nil Uic GadIle -
cclptH Dtrliiillt * .
ELKHOUN , Neb. , Dec. 22. ( Special. ) At
n local hall last night Prof. Cobb of San
Antonio , Tex. , and Bert Poor of Omaha
gave a four-round sparring exhibition be
fore an audience that -was very frosty.
For several days prior to the date set for
the exhibition word was passed down the
line that the affair would be very warm
and not end until one or the other of the
exponents of the manly art should be
counted out. A large number of farmers
from the surrounding country nnd a num
ber of citizens from ot'her ' towns through
out the county dropped Into town during
the evening and at 8:15 : were In line , ready
to part with 50 cots each for the privilege
\vltnesslnc n mire-enough prlsto flRht. At
8:30 : the doom of the hall wcro thrown open
nnd the first person to enter wns Mnyor
Haldwln , followed closely by the members
of the council nnd the city marahnl. The
mnnnger of the affair and the city oillclnls
Adjourned to n corner of the hnll and helil
n brief but animated conference , nfter
which the city solons withdrew , in the
meantime the people outside , besides becom
ing Impatient nt the dclny In the opentmr of
the box olllce , became "leary" of tno nftnlr ,
nnd rather than run the risk of being ar
rested for abetting a prize light , most of
them dispersed nnd spent the greater portion
tion of their respective hnlf dollars going
up against the sure-thing slot mnrhlnes In
operation In the various pin mills In town ,
After the light wn "queered" by the
nuthorlles the mutineer reduced the price
of mlmlpRlon to 25 cents and announced that
the two premiers would spar four.selentlllc
rounds. The box onico receipts amounted
to about * 2.
( or Half n Million.
NEW YOUK , Dec. 22. Another suit , In
addition to the one now being tried , was
today tiled to upset the will of the late
Mr . Martha Johnson , who left an estnto
valued at $500,000 , most of which Is be
queathed to Homnn Catholic Institutions
nnd Hev , J. W. Tower , pastor of All Saints
church , this city. The comp'.iiliinnts In this
now Hull are Charles Shirley nnd Timothy
Donovan , and they alleged , as urged In the
suit now being tried , namely , unsound mind
nnd undue Influence by Father Power.
Trni'oy-Wuloott KlRltt Xcvt
CHICAGO , Dec. 23. The light between
Wnlcott nnd Trncey has been llnally sot
for Monday night. Moth men have con
tinued their training nnd are In excellent
llroiilis lltn Onn
MILWAUKEE , Wls. , Dec. 22. Will I or
Sanger this afternoon broke his own world's
Indoor record for hnlf n mile unpaccd , rid
ing the distance In one mlnuto tint.
What do the
Don't glvo them ton or coffee.
Hrtvo youtiicd the now food drink
called GKA.IN-Oy It is ilolioions
nnd nourishing nud takes the plueo
The inoro Ornin-O you give iho
children the tnoio health you distri
bute through their systems.
Grain-0 is made of pnro grains , and
when properly prepared tastes like
the choice guides of coffee but costs
about as much. All grocers sell
it. 15e. nud iir c.
Try Grain = 0 !
Insist that your grocer gives you GHAIN
Accept no Iniitiulon.
THE WEAKLINGS OF THE
WOULD can be cured. T.ie puny
of the earth can become strong.
The feeble men can be vlg irons
Are you feeble ? Are you weak ? If
vou are would you care to be In a
better state ? Head enl
The Hudson 'Medical ' Institute
was organized for the sake of helpIng -
Ing unfoitunates like you. It asks
you for no single thing except a
duslie to get well. It will send
you fice of all charge Mntements
fiom otheis who have been cured.
The Hudson Medlcnl Institute
will change you a fair .tnd not an
exorbitant sum for treatment. It
lias no means or paying Its group
of doctors uxccpt tlnougli contrlbu'f
tlons of piitlenta. These are facts.
Do they rend like truth ?
The grand remedy that Is given
for punlncss nnd for abuse of
faculties Is named "Hudyan. " It
Tins fame thnt Is world-wide. U
1ms cured 18,000 men. If you suffer
It will cure you. Thnt , too. Is a fact.
Hudson Medical Institute
Stnulitoii , ' .Mlirliel ami Kills Stx. ,
SAN FISANCISCO , CAI > .
Circular * niiit ti'NtliiiniilnlH , M
wlmt "IIn < l > mi" IIIIH done lire finite
fretTlicy lire to 1 > < " Imil I y iierxoiinl
ajiiilloillliiii or ljivrllliiwr. . If j on Nee
xlKMN of 1) lee ill tiilnl 3 on en ii net ' . ' ! < > -
< la j-l > loixl-etire" o'lreiilnrx nx euxlly.
Anil if you have u IMIMC of Mood taint
Hie IIiulNiiiiliin iloi'lorn rtlll eiirc you
I > r iiiitly nml they it ill cure you
Reduced Prices !
King i of them all , with the best mantle and chirnna1' mide-
Burns less sjas and makes more M htthan any other lamp In
the market. STEP/iAN BROS. , 529 Bway.
Not from a financial standpoint exactly
butfrce from the delects lound in the
average heating system ,
Sfaani and Hot Wafer Heating
All the leading Incandescent , Gas
Burners and Mantels. Plumbing
J. C. BIX BY ,
202 Main and
208 Pearl St.
COUNCIL KLUFFS , IOWA.
( FOUll FLAVORS )
VANILLA , CHOCOLATE , STRAWBERRY AND MAPLE.
Marie for Trade Who Appreciate Quality.
DEALERS SUPPLIED BY * jt
John G. Woodward & Co. ,
, Wholesale Manufacturing Confectioners
Council BluffSj la.
COMMON CAUI3 OH
II SIny I , mil lo Srrlotin
When people Rcncrnlly understand ttmt all
such f.iUl diseases 09 fistula , ulcer of tlio
rectum , fissure , etc. , xlmwt Invariably liegln.
In ft simple cuso of Piles , they will learn the
wisdom of taking prompt treatment for the
first appearance of troubles In this quarter.
The Pyiamia Pll Cure will ccrtnlnly euro
every form of piles , ItdilnR. blcodliifr , pro-
trudkiR or blind piles , niul hundreds of lives
liavo been saved by usIiiR this cheap but ef
fective remedy right nt the start , because *
at such a time a slrvjle tmckitRo will effect a.
cure , wMlo In the old , chronic , deep seated
cases , several pacUuRes arc sometimes nc-
* ary before a lasting euro Is effected.
I'hjplclnns arc using the Pyramid Nlo
Cure In preference to surgical operations and
din uniform tucccsu lr sale by dmp-
: lsts e\cry\\iicro at GO cents and $1 per
for Prce book on cause mid euro of
Addrwaj pyramid Co. , 'Marshall ' , Mich. ,
ormerly Albion , Mich.
\S'c nrt > direct Importers from Kroner , HiiKlniiil
ml Germany , \lnr : > ou the mltldlemnn or
obbcr's profit.S'e niter > ou extraordinary In-
ucemcntp prices absolutely | m\er limn olee-
lieic , niul nssortment unmntrlmblc.
LAMPS l-rom I5c to JJO.CO llnndsame BoM
nl h nml Onyx bnnqiict lamp ? , $2.00 each.
WAlin-rtl stock puttcrns-from
vnlcli > ou can buy anything you \ \ iintlthout
n complete srt. 100-pleco KliRllsh I'orcc-
nln Pinner Seln Bond quality good devolutions.
100-iMece green imil gold decoration , Hue
poicclaln , (1000.
UJVe shall icpent our u uat custom ol
iloslnpr out nil < ! olN left In our wholesale derail.
men' nt ftrlitlyVholcyale 1'ili-cp , Many of our
iUsUiiner1"hn have buuitht ilolls from us tinting
he pa l three years will u llf > thai our price *
CFB than one-half lVie usual in Ices.
A DIII > CUT IN
pillows IN r iii > rz
CUT CKYSTA1. I S3
We are tellliiK the flnesl | §
qunllt > of Out Hlasi
lully one-thl il less tlmn
mi > competition ; for In-
Mince : A 10-Inch cut
bu\\ I , In deep tlch cut-
HUB each , $7 75. Water
Dottles , In the new I'ear
Shape , niul m-w t'rlfin or
Colonial Cutting , inch ,
J4 CO. Tumblers In the
new anil beautiful Prltm
Cutting , doz. W" > . All
the best sraile of Ameri
Thiiio nio none better _
niuik' . All ollirr Cut
lasH In Lie tame propoitlon.
BTiilUNQ : 8II.V13H In no\eltles nnd ware *
r the table. I.itRiut stock In the < -lty , and
iirlrcs arc far the low in , Hteillnj ; Silver Hair
Irus.ics , KOO < > ones , each , only } 2/0 Sterllnx
Slher 1'cmaile or Ointment Jiirb , each SOo
tabblt'H reel , Sllvci mounted , 15c each Kllcs ,
and u big line of no\c'tlcs , each , SOo. All other
poods In preclFely the same proportion. Ster
ling Sll\ir Table Wr.ro from the be t makers
anrl In the latent < * epqni | , nt moiUr.ite prices ,
1'L.ATKD WAIti : In the best makes at niius-
nnlly low prices. Chatting Dishes and 1'uddlng
Dishes In laige variety.
CCTI.nnV from the rhenpe t I'lated Knlfn
at tWa to the llnci-t Ivoiy , pearl or Sidling
CAHVINC SKITS Fiom a Kood Slag Honi at
7Gc to the finc-Ft of fl'ver. A beauty In a Thrcc-
I'lece 1'eurl CnivInK Set , In case , J7.75.
KODAKS The entire Unstmnn line nt factory
prices. No cooilB made that will equal them.
Prices from $4.00 upwards Wu nlpo have cheaper
makes as low as JJ.OO for r..ixa'i ' picture. We
are alto sole agents for the new tclf-tonlnc
paper. Try It ; It Is a success.
Ilefore buying your holiday prctenti look
thinugh our InrRe line , It will have jou money.
Visitors nnd puicliahera equally welcome.
342 and'114 Broadway ,
Council Bluffs , Iowa
Kiir Hnlf Only Iiy JO1I.V M.VDISII.
Jill In hi. , Council 111 n fix.
DB If. E. ROE
> . . . ,
" * DENTIST
Iloniu ! ! - - , Mcrriniu IIIucU.
Take Elevator ,
COUNCIL BLUFFS WANTS'
UVVIikLINQU , I'UUrr , 1'AIIM ANU GAJtPKN
landi for talc or rent. Day & Uen. 34 Pearl
MONIiY TO I/MN llKnUCji > HAT15 ON
firm-clan lmiro\oil | form * nnd Inilde city
property , Apply to Jui. H. Caiiady , Jr. , Ut
Initructloni. Albln Hustcr , itudia
VIOLIN SZ8 Ilroidway. German method
ol Die clcn CoriMrvatory.
J. W. BQUIUE. CITY AND VMIV LOANS.
KOH BAUJ. AT A I1A1UUIN. A SMAUj BUT
well ettablUhed and remunerative inercunllli
builneti. liuiulre of V. W , OIUi , 183 Pearl
t. . Council Illurrn , It ,
Toil HALE. A KIND TWQ.BEATlJD BIJIOH ,
cheap , tot South tfoyinth * tre l , Council i
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