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TOE OMAHA DAILY BEEi 8UNDAY, FEIHITJAHY 23, 1002.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
Davis ells drug.
Btockert sells carpets and rugs.
Mets bear at Neumayer'a hotel.
Wollman, aclentino optician. B'way.
Dr. Roller has discharged all his small
Born to Mr. and Mra. J. W. Templeton
yesterday, a son.
New novelties In picture frame. C H.
Alexander A Co., 333 Broadway.
J. C. A W. Woodward, archltecta, room
t Everett block. Council Bluffs, la.
Missouri oak body wood. $&. cord. Wil
is m Welch, N. Main street. Tel. 12.
Robert Harrington of North Beventh
street la slowly recovering trom pneu
monia. Winona hosiery and underwear. Drop
me a postal card. W. 8. Homer, lit Fourtn
Mrs. Owen Cunningham, aged 7 yeara.
Of Nineteenth avenue and J ourth atreet.
waa committed to St. Bernard a hospital
Henry Wageck, 11 Nlchola street, was
reported to tho health board yesterday as
suffering from smallpox and waa removed
to the pest house.
W. H. Smith, brother of County Re
corder Smith, recently returned from the
Klondike, has Bold three claims near Daw
aon City to Chicago capitalists for 132.UUO.
Charlea Btevenson and James M. Brown
engaged In a tight last evening In a South
Main street saloon and were arrested. They
gave bonds for their appearance In police
Until March 1 Bourlclus will have a epe
clal aale on records for talking machines
at 40c each, or S4 a down. A piece of sheet
music free with each record. M6 Broad
way, the piano house, where tne organ
stands upon the building.
Bert Huffaker, who has been a resident
of Bllver City, la., tor severs! years, has
returned to Council Bluffs to make his
home In the future. He has accepted a
position with the Cole-Brelsford Hardware
company, where he waa employed when he
Manager Stevenson wlsWa to Inform his
patrons that the production of "Nathan
Hale." which takes place at the Dohany
theater tonight, will be complete In every
detail. AH the acenery and properties of
the original production at the Knicker
bocker theater, New York, have been en
tirely repainted and will be used, together
with a new set of costumes, and no ex
pense has been spared to make this pro
duction In every wsy In k-eplng with all
New York productions. The play is in
four acts and six scenes, opening with the
old grammar achool In New London, Conn.,
and all the way through depleting acenea
and Incidents of revolutionary times that
make the play of absorbing Interest from
Beginning to end.
Davis "Ha glass.
Plumbing and heating. Blxby Boa.
COUNCIL BLUFFS SOCIETY.
Mrs. Lawrence Overmler has returned
from Marysville, Mo.
Mrs. J. N. Casady, Jr., of Oakland avenue
Is In Chicago visiting friends.
Miss Banders entertained at cards Friday
svenlng. Thirty guests attended.
The Kucher club will meet Tuesday after
noon at the home of Mrs. Kay Blxby.
Marlon Macrae entertained schoolmates
it her home on Fifth avenue Friday even
ing. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Benton are home
from their wedding Journey to Bait Lake
Mra. A. B. Haxelton Is expected home
trom Dea Moines the latter part of the
Dr. J. H. Plumer of Hyacinth, Neb., Is
guest of his sister, Mrs. George H. Rich
mond. Miss Helen Letson was hostess to thirty
friends at her home on Fifth avenue Friday
' Mlsa Ella Rosenfeld entertained at whist
Saturday the A. O. T. Bowling club of
The United Commercial Travelera will
give a poverty ball In Royal Arcanum hall
Mr. and Mra. Edgar Hafer entertained at
cards Monday evening at their home on
Mrs. E. B. Allen entertained the Atlas
flub at a Washington tea at her home
Mr. and Mrs. Brelsford will entertain the
Calendar Card club at their home on Frank
itreet Friday evening.
Mra. Frank P. Bradley will leave early
hi March lor California to spend the re
mainder of the winter.
Mrs. W. A. Travla of Little Field. O.,
guest of Mra. Charlea Bradley, will leave
lor her home early In the week.
Miss Price of Chicago, who has been
Visiting Council Bin IT a friends, will leave
early in March for Hot Springs, 8. D.
Mrs. Constant of Lincoln, Neb., and Mra,
llt'lsmer -of Red Oak, la., are guests of
Mrs. James McClure of Stutsman street.
I. Beers Rohrer, student at Mexico, Mo.,
la spending a week'a vacation with his
parenla, Mr. and Mra. -M. F. Rohrer, Vine
The New Century club met Wednesday
ifternoon with Mrs. Friend of Frank street.
The club will meet this week with Mrs.
Mr. and Mra. J. H. Arthur entertained
the members of the Broadway church choir
at their home on Washington avenue Mon
Mra. W. B. Crewdson, wife of RevMr.
Crewdson, pastor of the Christian church
of this city, who has been critically 111, la
Mr. and Mra. W J. Marble were given a
aurprlae party Tuesday evening at their
home, 131n Avenue A. Cards, games and a
dainty luncheon pasaed the hours.
The Ladlea' Mualral club will be enter
tained March S at the home of Mra. I. M.
Treynor, First avenue, Mra. Treynor and
Mra. C. A. Wiley giving the program.
The Tuesday Eucher club was entertained
Tuesday afternoon by Miss bowman. The
club will meet this weeic with Mrs. Harry
Cummlngs of Omaha. Lunch will be served
at 1 o'clock.
Fay Bulin and Miss Emma Case were
married Wednesday night at 8:30 at the
home which the groom had fitted up at
7 Harrison street. Rev. George Edward
Mrs. V. Q. Hulette entertained the 1'nl.
verslty club Wednesday afternoon. Mra.
Hulette will soon rumuve to Wichita, Kan.
Mrs. J. M. Matthews of Angle avenue will
entertain the club this week.
, The next general reception of the Council
Bluffs Woman's club will be given by the
members of the modern language depart
ment of the club at the home of Mlsa
Maude Smith of First avenue.
The First Avenue Eucher club waa enter
tained Tuesday evening by Mrs. Eva Mur
ray of Willow avenue. Mra. A. V. FruKh
waa awarded the prise for carda. The
club will meet thla week with Mra. Frusn.
Mr. and Mra. 8. T. Kerns, who will soon
remove to near Corning, la., were given a
surprise party Friday evening by Jewel
court. Tribe of Ben Hur, at their home on
Harrison street. Supreme Deputy Frank
Johnson of Omaha, on In halt of the order,
gave Mr. and Mrs. Kerns a One framed
A reception waa given Tuesday evening
by Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Caifre In the
Broadway Methodist church vicarage, Lm)
Fletcher avenue. In honot of Rev. and Mrs.
atyron J. v aaueu. Tin musical program
included a song by Mrs. Callee, a vocal
1J1 by James Bollinger and Mia McKad
ca and a violin solo by Miss Bessie Crane.
District loart Cases.
Both sides having waived a Jury the
trial of the suit of Frank Peterson against
Paul Paulson to regain possession of a
I welling was begun before Judge Thoroell
In the district court yesterday. The case
was brought on appeal from the court of
Justice Bryant by the plaintiff.
The Jury In the suit of Stone ft Tinley
gainst Jamea Saguln to recover on a note
srlglnglly given to Jamea P. Weaver brought
in a verdict yeaterday morning for the
A motion for a new trial was Bled yes
terday by the defendant in the case of
James Jacnbaon agalnat E. L. Shugart.
In the suit of W. 8. Ueaton against E.
H. BUsafe ft Co., Judge Thoroell ruled that
the Insurance money involved and which
the plaintiff sought to collect belonged to
C. Draper, one of the defendants.
Judge Thoraell overruled the motion of
the plaintiff for a aew trial la the personal
Injury damage suit of Gideon R. Sutherland
galnst the city,
K T. flunblaf Cs, touches U.
RAILWAY BADCES OF HONOR
Faithful Employes of Motor Company to
Wear Gold Stan.
TO INDICATE TEN YEARS' SERVICE
On Show a Record of Five) Yeara
la the Company's Employ
Wis Are) oa the
Old-time employes of the motor company,
as a reward and mark of distinction for
long and faithful service, will henceforth
wear badge of honor which will dis
tinguish them from their fellow-employes.
Conductors and motorneers who have served
the company continuously for ten years
will be entitled to wear two gold stars on
each lapel of their uniform coat. Those
who have served for five years will wear
one star on each lapel. Thla orSer, Issued
by W. B. Tarktngton, general superintend
ent, went Into effect yesterday.
Four conductor and twelve motorneers
have been continuously In the service of the
company for ten years and. their coat lapels
will henceforth be adorned with two stars.
The conductors entitled to this mark of
merit are A. D. Van Horn, D. E. Buck, P.
J. 8mith, W. F. Thome. The motorneers
who have served ten yeara and are entitled
to this distinction are Robert Cragg,
Charles Barnett, James McClure, R. Roper,
H. Brooks, H. Hough, John Nelson, Luke
Graham, Grant Schoup, Jamea Meek, George
Mehllng, W. E. Hoyt.
There are three conductors who have
served five yeara and are entitled to one
star on each lapel, Oscar Pfelffer, F. B.
Hudson, 'Pat McMenoroy. These three mo
torneers are also entitled to the same mark
of distinction, M. J. Sullivan, L. Benedict
and R. H. Carter.
The men are much pleased at thla mark
of their long service, as they realise that
when the public understands the signifi
cance of the stars they will respect an em
ploye who has by honesty and faithfulness
to his duty won this badge of esteem from
GEORGE A. LEE IS MISSING
Condactor of Omaha-Bluffs Line
Draws Hla Par sad Mystifies
George A. Lee, a conductor on the Coun
cil Bluffs-Omaha line of the motor com
pany, to missing from his home at Twenty
sixth street 'and Avenue A. He drew his
pay last Tuesday, stating to the caabler that
he was sick and needed a few days' layoff.
He was granted the leave of absence and
the company la Inclined to believe he wilt
show up again all right.
Fellow-employes, however, believe he has
left the city, His wife has not seen him
since he drew his pay. He did not account
her with the fact that be Intended to apply
for a leave of absence. It was rumored
that hla departure was due to an entangle
ment with another woman and that she had
left the city with him. This was found to
be not the case, as the woman said to be as
sociated with Lee is at ber .home and de
nies knowing anything about the missing
Lee has two children by a former wife.
Hla present wife has two children by a
former husband. It was reported yester
day to the officials of the motor company
that the family had been left In deatltute
circumstances and Lee's fellow-employes
started to take up a subscription. When
Mrs. Lee heard of their Intention she asked
that It be not done, as she could get along
all right for the present and she expected
her husband would return to her.
It waa reported that Lee had been aeen
In Omaha and some of his fellow-employes
went across the river to look him up, but
failed to get any trace of him.
Lee haa been In the employ of the motor
company three yeara and the officials are
Inclined to boilers that he will satisfac
torily explain his absence. Some of his
friends are of the opinion that he haa gone
to hla former home In Minneapolis to visit
Davie sells glass.
Coanell Bloffa Cksrehei.
The sermon will be omitted this evening
at the Broadway Methodiat church and the
monthly sacred concert given In its place.
The choir, under the direction of Ned
Mitchell will be assisted by Miss. Ethel
Cook, soprano, and the Misses Grace and
Cornelia Stevenson. Thla will be the pro
gram: Prelude Serenade Gilchrist
. Mrs. Lena Sims-Sylvester.
Hymn 1 Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
Magnincat" In G Boyle
xsunc DUiuUin" in C Boyle
Duet How Sweet the Name of Jesus
Misses Grace and Cornelia Btevenson.
Hymn Take My Life and Let It Be....
Tenor Quartet Nearer, My God, to
Messrs. Brown, Kynett, Btevenson and
Solo Face to Face Johnson
Miss Ethel Cook.
Anthem Daybreak Parka
Solo o Come Hither, and Behold the
wonts or me Lord Buck
Anthem Tbay Shall Mount Up with
Wlnga as the Eaglea Simper
Offertory Andante Haydn
Hymn Stand I'p for Jesus Webb
r-osuuue in D Tours
At the mornlna servlc th rhnir miii
render Prothcroe's "Praise the Lord, O
Jerusalem." Vincent Brown will sing as a
solo "The Wayside Cross" and Mrs. Bol
linger ana mihs Mchuilrten will sing the
duet, "Sweet Hour of Prayer," by Rogers.
This will be the musical program at the
vesper services this afternoon at 4 o'clock
In St. Paul'a Epiacopal church:
Prooesnlonal No. 543, "Forward Be Our
. VVatchword'' .j.. Btalner
"Gloria Patrt" Stalner
"Nunc Dlmlttla" Wood
Vesper Anthem Singing In God's Acre
Solo Show Me Thy Way, O Lord
Mra. L. R. Hypes.
Hymn No. inn, "Jerusalem the Golden"
Sermon by the rector
Anthem Who Are These That Are Ar-
. rayed Stalner
xiecessional No. 395. "Those Eternal
There will be holy communion at I a.m..
morning prayer and sermon at 10:30, when
the rector, Rev. George Edward Walk, will
preach on "A Perfect Church." Lenten
services will be held Tuesday, Wedneaday,
Thursday and Friday afternoon at 4:30
o'clock. The clasa , for confirmation will
meet Monday at 4:30 o'clock. Wedneaday
ight service a 111 be held at All Saints'
chapel. Eighteenth atreet and Third avenue.
"Growth In the Kingdom" will be the
subject of Rev. Harvey Hosteller this morn
ing in the Second Presbyterian church. la
the evening his theme will be "Christian
Patriotism." Sunday achool will be at aeon
and Junior Endeavor society meeting at 4.
The Young People's service will be at 4:45.
Rev. C C. Maxfleld of Omaha will con
duct services morning and evenlag In the
First Baptist church today.
John Dale of Omaha will occupy the pul
pit of Trinity Methodist church thla morn
ing, and Rev. C. W. Miller In the evening.
There will be no preaching services to
day In the First Congregational church.
Sunday school will be at noon and meeting
of the Christian Endeavor society at 4:80.
A business meeting of the congregation and
society will be held at I p. m. In the church
There will be morning prayer, litany and
sermon at 10:80 this morning In Grace
Episcopal church. Sunday school will meet
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, will
hold services this morning at 11 o'clock
In the 8app building. The subject will be
"Christ Jesus." Sunday achool will follow
this service. Experience meeting will be
Wednesday night at 8.
Instead of the regular sermon thla even
ing. Rev. W. B. Crewdson. pastor of the
First Christian church, will deliver an Il
lustrated lecture on "The Jewish Taber
nacle and Its Significance."
Conference services will be held today
In the Latter Day Saints' church. There
will be prayer and social service at 0:45,
preaching at 11, by Elder Joshua Carlisle,
and preaching at 2:30 by Elder F. M.
Theodore M. Thomas will be In charge
of the services in the Delong mission at
S and 7:30. Rev. Henry Delong will be
assisted by Dr. Trenner of Omsba.
Past Master Workmen.
At the meeting Friday night of the Past
Master Workmen's association of the An
cient Order of United Workmen, it was de
cided to limit its territory to the towns of
Council Bluffs, Missouri Valley, Woodbine,
Pacific Junction, Glenwood, Tabor, Red Oak,
Shenandoah, Vllllsca, Walnut, Marne, At
lantic, Creston, Preecott and Charter Oak,
Instead of all towns in the southwestern
part of the state. These officers were
elected: President, O. Hochman, Council
Bluffs: vice president, W. R. Emmons;
secretary, W. F. Donaldson, Missouri Val
ley; treasurer, E. Totman.
Jones Held for Grand Jary.
A. E. Jones, charged with brutally beat
ing his wife, who bat since brought suit
for divorce, was bound over to the district
court grand Jury yesterday morning by Po
lice Jndge Aylesworth. Hla ball was fixed
at $300, which he furnished.
Gravel roofing. A. H. Read. 541 Broadway.
FILES CLAIM FOR DAMAGES
leeks to Recover $30,000 for the
Death of a Missionary at the
Hands of the Boxers.
ONAWA, la.. Feb. 22. (Special Tele
gram.) Charlea A. Anderson of Whit
ing, through bts attorney, E. A.
Smith, has tiled a claim with the
State department at Washington,
claiming $30,000 damages for the death of
his sister, Hilda 8. Anderson, who waa
killed by the Boxers in Mongolia province,
China, in 1900. Two of Mr. Anderson's
sisters were killed in China during the late
uprising against foreigners, but only one
was a subject of the United States, the
other sister owing her allegiance to the
king of Norway and Sweden. Hilda 8. An
derson was naturalised at Rockford, 111.,
In 1897, and went to China as a missionary
for the Christian alliance.
galcldo of Mrs. Moggie Croft.
SHENANDOAH. Ia., Feb. 22. (Special.)
Mrs. Maggie Croft, a widow of 60, com
mitted suicide tonight by taking atrychnlne.
She was despondent owing to long con
tinued Illness. Her death was discovered
about 10:30 and a coroner's inqueat was
held at once, the verdict being suicide.
NATAL DAY AT JOHNSTlOPK.NS
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary la Cele
brated Dr. Ira Remits Made
BALTIMORE. Feb. 22. The notable ex
ercises which mark the quarter century
in the history of the Johns Hopkins univer
sity and the installation of Ira Remsen a
president of that institution were attended
today by fully 4,000 peraons, many of whom
came from all parts of the country in
order to participate In the Jubilee program.
The features of the exercises wero an
address by the retiring head of the Insti
tution, Dr. Daniel Oilman, the Inaugural
of President Remsen and the conferring of
degrees upon a large number of educators,
and scholars, and a congratulatory address
by President Eliot of Harvard university.
To the beautiful stralna of Liszt's fes
tal march, an academic procession of 1,500
alumni and atudents entered the auditorium
of Music hall, where Governor John Wal
ter Seth delivered an address of welcome.
President Oilman after' a few words of
thanks to tbs happy reference to himself
by the state'a executive, aatd:
The dlatlnguUhed acbolar who haa been
called to the presidency of thla university
by the unanlmoua voice of the trustees and
with the hearty concurrence of the faculty
Is no stranger to the dutlea and cares that
devolve upon him. He haa been a member
of our aoclety aince Ita earliest daya and
haa won the entire admiration of the com
munity. With the knowledge of a colleague
ind tne aevouon oi a iriena i now wel
come him li, the name of the governing
board to thla high station and bespeak for
him perpetual confidence and support.
You are thrice welcome to this seat, Ira
Remsen. doctor of laws, In Yale, Columbia
and Princeton. May the blessing of God
be with you.
Then followed President Remsen's In
On motion of Dr. Oilman the following
degrees were conferred:
Doctor of Lawa Charlea William Eliot,
president of Harvard university; James
Angell, University of Michigan: Andrew
Diiliaon White, ambassador of the United
Stalea In Germany; John 8. Billings. New
York; Granville Stanley Hall, president of
Clark university In Worcester; James
Schouler; John William Mallet of the Uni
versity of Virginia; charlea Doollttle Wal
cott, superintendent of the United States
Geological survey; Simon Newcomb, pro
fessor of mathematlca In the United Statea
navv; Jamea Loudon, University of To
ronto: William Patterson, McUill univer
sity. Montreal; Joslah Koyce, professor In
Harvard university; John Franklin Jame
son of the University of Chicago; E. B.
Wilson of Columbia university; Wootlward
Wilson of Princeton, Francis Landey Pat.
ton of Princeton, William Kalney Harper
oi the University of Chicago, Charlea Wil
liam Dabney of the University of Tennes
see. N. M. Butler of Columbia university;
Henry Smith Pritrhett of the Massachu
setts Institute of Technology, David Starr
Jordan of Stanford unlveralty, Arthur
Twining Had ley, president of Yale univer
A Thoaeaad Uollara Thrown Away.
Mr. W. W. Baker of Plalnvlew, Neb.,
writes: "My wife had lung trouble for over
fifteen years. We tried a number of doc
tors and spent over a thousand dollars
without any relief. She waa very low and I
loet all nope, when a friend suggeated try
ing Foley's Honey and Tar, which I did,
and thanka be to this great remedy it saved
her life. She ia stronger and enjoys better
health than she has ever known In ten
years. We shall never be without Foley's
Honey and Tar and would ask those afflicted
to try It."
MeGovora aad Yoaag Corbett.
LOUISVILLE, irv.. Feb. 22The South
ern Athletic club will try to arrange a
fight between McGovern and Young Cor
bvtt In this city on Derby night. May t. It
Is Intended to have the mauh take plats
la Ue Audiluriuiu,
DELAY IS CAUSING TROUBLE
QoTernment Negleotflil in Cleaning the
Tama Indian Beserration.
THREAT TO LIFT THE QUARANTINE
ladlaa Trade Is Valnnble Larger Pro
Tram for O, A. R. Encampment
Keeks Damages for Palling
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Feb. 22. (Special.) The
delay of tho officials at Washington In
arranging for the cleaning up of the Tama
Indian reservation in Iowa Is causing the
local authorities of Tama county a great
deal of trouble and annoyance. The people
at Montour, one of the towns near the res
ervation, threaten to lift the quarantine
agalnat the reservation and permit the In
dians to come to their town, as the trade of
the Indians is valuable to them. There
were several cases of smallpox In Montour,
but none lately. At Western college ot
Toledo one ot the students was taken 111
and la being cared for; another. Miss Albta
Cox, was pronounced 111 with the chicken
pox and sent to her home In Madison
county, near Earlbam. The State Board of
Health here waa notified and Investigation
showed that she had smallpox. The presi
dent of the State Board of Health haa noti
fied the people near the reservation that
they must continue the quarantine until
the Indian bureau has funds to pay tor all
blankets and clothing burned and cleans up
the reaervatlon. The Indiana are restless
and as spring approaches desire to get off
the reservation and If the matter Is de
layed much longer they cannot be re
strained. A few days ago a peddler went
on the reaervatlon and purchased a lot of
the blanketa which had been used by the
sick Indian and started out to sell them.
The people of Toledo beard of it, organised
a posse, pursued the man and burned his
O. A. R. Encampment.
Arrangements are being made to include
in the annual department encampment ot
the Grand Army of the Republic, which
meeta In Des Moines May 20, reunion of
regiments and brigades to which soldiers
will be invited from all states adjoining
Iowa, and It Is expected that a large num
ber will be here from those states, chiefly
former Iowana or membera of Iowa regi
ments.' The committees are preparing for
an attendance of from 4,000 to 6,000 at the
reunion. Governor Van Bant of Minnesota
will be present, also Commander-in-Chief
Torrance. The chief address at the open
ing of the encampment will be by General
G. M. Dodge of Council Bluffs. There
will be reunion ot several brigades and
regiments and the program as now being
made up will be unusually fine.
The McCallsburg State bank has been
Incorporated at McCallsburg, Story county;
capital. 125,000; B.; M. Raamussen, presi
dent; E. O. Dillon! cashier.
The Maquoketa School Furniture com
pany haa been Incorporated; capital, $25,
000; by W. B. Sutherland and others.
For Polling Wrong Tooth.
T. W. Williams of Keokuk, has sued the
Keokuk Medical college for $1,000 for datn
agea to hla face, by which he claims his
former beauty haa been permanently and
painfully injured to the extent ot $1,000.
It is claimed by the plaintiff that one
of the doctors at the institution gave
him a cause of action by wilfully, neg
ligently and maliciously pulling a sound
and very valuable tooth of the" plaintiff
without his consent, lacerating his mouth,
causing him pain and permanently Injuring
The department convention ot the Pa
triarch Militant will be held In Dea Moines
next year. This was decided at the meet
ing held In Marshalltown. The department
also pledged $300 toward the fund for1 the
entertainment of the sovereign grand lodge
ot Odd Fellows In Des Moines this year.
The Patriarchs passed a resolution indors
ing the bill pending in the legislature to
make It a misdemeanor for anyone to wear
a' secret society emblem who is not a mem
ber of the order la good standing. There
waa a large attendance at the convention.
Inaaraace Compaalea Come Back.
Some time ago the leading foreign in
surance companies doing business in Iowa,
paid their annual tax of S 1-2 per cent on
gross business done In Iowa, and at the
time of filing their certificates of tax pay
ments, they notified the treasurer and au
ditor that they had paid under proteat and
reserved the right to question the legality
of the payment.. Thla was equivalent to
withdrawing from the state, tor the au
ditor refused to issue them certificates
at that time under the circumstances. These
foreign insurance companies have since
withdrawn their protest and received their
certificates to do business. At the same
time a bill haa been acted on favorably in
the legislature to take off the discriminate
I ing iax oa loreiga insurance companies ana
leave them on the same basis as the do
mestic companlea, paying 3 1-2 per cent.
Another bill Is to be introduced to tlx the
rate for both foreign and domeatlc com
panies at 2 3-4 per cent. There has been
complaint that so many of the foreign
companies have withdrawn trom the state
that It la hard to place Insurance on some
large manufacturing Industries.
Coatest of tho Colleges.
Drake unlveraity Is making big prepara
tions for the state oratorical contest to be
held next Friday night at the Drake
auditorium. A crowd of at least 700 is ex
pected from the different colleges who will
take part in the contest. It is expected
there will be fifty from Ames, seventy-five
from Cornell, 150 from Simpson, seventy
five from Iowa Wesleyan, 200 from Des
Moines college, besides others from other
points. On Thursday evening a banquet
will be' tendered the visiting delegation at
the Savery at o'clock, and on Friday aft
ernoon a reception will be held at the home
of Chancellor and Mra. W. B. Craig, for
all visiting students and presidents of the
different contesting colleges.
Dr. A. M. Lynn, president ot the Iowa
State Board ot Health, after a personal
investigation regarding amallpox In Dea
Moines, Issued an official statement tonight,
"Present effective methods are expected
to soon relieve Des Moines ot the disease.
Business Is not Interrupted and traffic Is
following its usual lines and travel con-,
tlnuea uninterrupted, with entire aafety to
the traveling public."
Capture Lastgo Party of Boers.
LONDON. Feb. 22. A dispatch from Lord
Kitchener, dated Pretoria, February 21.
says Colonel Park, with 800 mounted men,
recently aurprlsed a Boer force at Nooltge
dacht, Transvaal colony, and captured 144
prisoners, together with a quantity of
munitions ot war and a number of horaea
and wagons. There were no British casu
alties. Tho prisoners Include Field Cornets
Joubert and Bejater sod Uautenant Vlljoea.
SHOPS 0PEN BUT NO TRADE
Attempt to Reanmo Roalneaa la
Barcelona Reanlta la
BARCELONA, Feb. 22. Although there
waa some resuscitation ot ordinary life In
this r'ty yesterday. It was largely artificial.
A few public establishments reopened under
the compulsion of the authorities, but
practically no business waa transacted.
The street cars ceased running at 8 In the
evening and the newspapers were unable
to publish, the compositors refusing to
work. The captain general authorized the
managers of the papers to seek for printers
outside of Barcelona.
There were some Isolated affrays and at
tempts to aack bakeries, during which five
persons were wounded.
It waa reported this morning that a num
ber of workmen had been caught In the act
of preparing bombs.
' The captain general haa allowed the
rioters three daya in which to deliver up
ail their arms. After the expiration- of
that time any person found In possession
of arms will b tried by drumhead court
martial. Orders have been issued to all the saloons
to close at 7 o'clock In the evening and
citizens are not allowed to be out ot their
residences after $ p. m. .
MADRID, Feb. 22. Agitators are actively
urging the declaration of a great atrlke
here February 24, In support of the strik
ers In Barcelona, The royalists are greatly
excited by reports that workers at Barce
lona have been tried by court-martial and
shot. This, however, ia officially denied.
Advices from Valencia aay the atrlke
there has been suppressed, but that the
workmen are clamoring for the releaae ot
their arrested comrades.
More factories have reopened at Sara
gossa and Sabadell.
SENDS AMERICAN TO PRISON
Police Jndge la Ecuador Take Ar
bitrary Coarse la Collection
of a Claim.
GUAYAQUIL. Feb. 22. A police court
Judge here today Issued an order for the
arrest of Jackson Smith, manager of the
J. P. McDonald Construction company, until
he has paid the sum of about 4,000 suores
(a aucr ia equivalent to 97 cents. United
8tates currency), claimed by a sub-contractor
named Darquea, who, It la said,
really ewes the McDonald company money.
It la asserted that the case Is net, even
according to Ecuadorean law, one fer a
police court, and that the sentence Is arbi
trary, being dictated by a Judge who had
no evidence but Darquea's statement before
him, who Is sitting miles away from the
placea where the work In connection with
the case was done, end from whose sen
tence there Is no appeal, - The whole cave
Is looked upon as an attempt to haraas the
American conatructtng company, Mr.
Smith left here this morning for the com
pany's works, but will probably be ar
rested and brought back.
KING LEOPOLD N0T COMING
Haa Sold Nothing to Indicate an In
tention to Visit the United
BRUSSELS, Feb. 22. The Associated
Press la authorised by an official of King
Leopold's household to announce that while
his majesty has on several occasions, ex
pressed a desire to visit the United States
he has never reached the point of suggest
ing any date. Since the denial of a report,
several months ago, that the king intended
to visit the United States his majesty haa
not utteaed a word from which could be
deduced any foundation tor the report that
he Intenda to undertake a voyage to Amer
ica thla year.
NARROW ESCAPE FROM DEATH
Switchman, Conscious, hot Unable to
Move, Lies la Front of Ap
Conscious, with eyes staring wide at the
impending danger, but with his back so
wrenched that he waa unable to move hand
oy foot, Walter Colgow, a Union Pacific
awitchman, lay across both rails of a track
at tho yards Friday and watched two
freight cars, pushed by an engine, bearing
down on him. The man's injuries bad de
prived him also temporarily ot the power ot
speech and he was unable either to cry for
help or save himself. Meanwhile the other
trainmen had not seen Colgow fall and he
was shut out from the view ot the engine
men by the Intervening cars.
Foreman Neff, in charge ot the new ma
chine ahop construction, saw the man's
plight and let out a cry ot warning. The
englnemen did all they knew and the cara
were atopped, when Colgow had disappeared
under the end of the first one. The forward
wheels of the leading truck were within a
foot ot hia body and he bad Just fainted
When Colgow waa revived he waa In a
pitlablo nervous condition and was alao
suffering greatly from the severe twist to
bis -back sustained In falling from the top
of a car onto the ties. It was, feared at firat
that he waa permanently incapacitated, but
yesterday the hospital authorities re
ported that he waa better and would be able
to work again, though not for some time.
Colgow's accident happened in a peculiar
manner. The engine waa pushing three
cara, with the switchman on the front end.
At a point on the track dirt from the ex
cavations for the new buildings had piled
v higher than the Tails and in the rail
grooves water used In mixing the con
crete had flowed along and frozen, so that
there waa an Ice surface higher than the
raila. When the Bret car reached this
place It ran along on the ice and left the
rails. Where the ice - ended it begsn to
bump along the ties, and Colgow signaled
tbs engineer to stop. His warning waa not
heeded and the cara moved on. Just ahead,
and cloae to the track, waa the huge cinder
pit. and the derailed car waa heading for
It. Colgow began to yell for a halt. - but
there waa still no response, so he ran for
the back end. As be was about to leap from
the top ot his car to the roof ot the next
one the two broke apart, the couplings hav
ing been aevered. The car went on Into the
ditch. Colgow meanwhile had Jumped far
short and fell to the track.
Jako Gaadaaer Badly Hart.
RAT PORTAOE. Oot. Feb. 22. Jake
Gaudauer, the famous oarsman, slipped on
the Ice while curling at the rink here,
fracturing a bone In his right shoulder and
cutting his face badly. His surgeon says
Gaudauer will never row a boat again and
will be In bed for weeka.
Yoaag Roosevelt Holds Up Well.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. At 12:15 o'clock
this afternoon President Roosevelt received
a telegram from Mrs. Roosevelt st Wilming
ton, Del., saying that young Theodore Is
standing the Journey well. They expect to
reach Washington ,at 2:15 p. m.
Tidal Wave Kills Fifty.
NEW YORK, Feb. 22. It ia reported by
Salvador correspondents, ssys a Herald dis
patch from Panama, that the recent tidal
waves on the Salvadorean coaat coat a loss
of more than fifty people and partlil de
struction of seven vUlagsa.
QUESTION OF GYM AND GUNS
Board of Education Has Case of Set
Against Sex to Settle.
GIRLS AND BOYS BOTH HAVE ADVOCATES
Member Howard Declares Cadets
Shall Sot Have Gssi If Girls
Are to Be Deprived of
"No gym, no gunst"
This will be the shibboleth ot a strong
faction of the Board of Education at Ita
next meeting. ,
"It our girls can't have a gymnasium in
which to get healthtul exercise, eur boys
esn't have those extra guns with which to
Thus the lines will be drawn. It will
be a casa of sex against sex. The board
Is about equally divided on the lasue. Mem
ber Howard stands as champion of the
girls, and Member Homan will marshal his
force In behalf ot the boys. It will be a
"I think we are derelict in our duty to
the taxpayers of thla district," said Mr.
Howard, "when we permit that gymnasium
to be closed because of a paltry expense
ot $63 a month which an Instructor will
cost. The new High school building was
erected -with the understanding that It
would Include a gymnasium for the girls.
We gave our promise to the Woman's club
of Omaha to that effect, and now the first
thing we do Is to close It Indefinitely. The
girls stand in need of physical exercise
Just as much aa the boys do. The boya
have their military drill; the girls have
nothing that corresponds with It. The boys
have an opportunity to make up demerit
marks In their other studies by efficiency
In drill; the girls have na such means of
redeeming themselves. For this reason I
say the boys shall not have the extra guns
unless the girls can have the gym.
"I have been talking with several mem
bers ot the board on this subject, and I'm
pretty well satisfied now that at the meet
ing Monday night a motion will be made to
reconsider the action ot last Tuesday night
whereby the gymnasium waa closed.
Wants No Discrimination.
"I am not opposed to buying guns for
the boys. The proposition of tho govern
ment to sell us 250 new Winchester breech
lending rifles for $3 each is a good one and
one of which we ought to take advantage,
but I aay if our economy la to result In
Inconvenience to the girla the boys shall
be required to share that inconvenience.
It is not right that this board should dls
criminate In favor of either sex."
Member Homan declines to stata what
hla tactics will bo. but ho Is firm In his
conviction that the board ean't afford to
maintain the gymnasium. .
Another Important matter which will be
taken up by the board Monday night will be
the appointment ot a truant officer 'provided
for by the compulsory school law passed hy
the last legislature. Eleven peraons have
ap'plled for the position, as follows: Mrs.
Grace Allan Bradley, Otto C. Schwerln, A.
P. French, Edward Yarton, Monte Soule,
Beecher Hlgby, Philip F. Helse, James M.
Rollo, George L. Dennis, E. D. Mullery and
C. W. Cain.
; The board la divided on thla issue, as well
as on the one ot the gymnasium and the
guns. Some ' think it a wanton waste of
money to pay $1,000 a year to some man to
lead a reluctant pupil to school by the ears.
The practice of "playing hookey," they say,
is not general enough in Omaha to warrant
the expenditure of such a sum for auch a
purpose. "Besides," says a member, "our
school rooms are already overcrowded with
pupils who are willing to be educated with
out coercion, and if the truant officer should
round up enough estrays to earn his salary
it would put us to the expense of renting
extra building and employing extra teach
ers." The other side is In tavor of conforming
to the law by employing the officer.
PEARSE MAKES QUICK CHANGE
His Ultimatum to Board of Edncntfon
Undergcea a Sadden
There was a strike at the Osaha High
school for a few minutes one day last week
and It failed. For some time Arthur 8.
Pearse, commandant of cadets at the In
stitution, haa been clamoring loudly for ad
ditional guns for the cadet battalion. The
guns did not come and Mr. Pearse con
cluded to suspend operations until they
arrived. He Issued a general order Tues
day morning to the effect that drill of the
battalion would be suspended Indefinitely
and visited one of the ' members ot the
school board, personally serving the notice.
To the member he said the suspension of
drills would be contlnyed until the desired
guns arrived.' v
The member responded: "Very well,
but, of course, when the drill 1 suspended
you will have nothing to do and your sal
ary will be suspended while you are on a
'I do not understand any -such thing,"
replied the commandant. '
'But auch Is the case, nevertheless, he
Then the commandant did some think
ing, with the result that after a conference
with hla brother, the superintendent, an
other order was Issued superseding tho first
one, to the effect that drills would be sus
pended for one week, until certain rooms
could be secured.
FRACTURES STEPSON'S SKULL
Aatoa Martcaek Beads Fred Blasek to
Hospital aad Is Locked
i.iM Martenek. axed 4$. and bis step
son, Fred Blazek, aged 2J. quarrelled Sat
urday evening at their home, First and
Spring streets, and Blasek la now la Clark
aon hospital with a fractured skull, while
Martenek is locked up In the police sta
tion, on a chargs of assault with Intent
to do great bodily Injury:
M.ri.n.k who wears a wooden leg, baa
been working In a dairy at Albright. He
had not been home tor several weeks. When
k. m. hla wife yesterday afternoon hs
gave her $5, aaylng that ha would only
need a small amount for tobacco.
ni.,.ir works for the Cudahy Packing
company In South Omaha. He went home
about o clock, ana wnen ne saw nis step
father he promptly told him to go away,
ao Mrs. Martenek's daughter explained to
Sergeant Dempaey and Officer Flsxe. Mrs.
Martenek cannot speak EnglUb.
it anneara from the daughter'a account
of the quarrel that her brother insisted
he waa supporting tns Jamuy. ana mai ne
did not intend to support bis stepfather,
Martenek aelzed a two-inch auger, and
k.n ninrk attamoted to elect him from
the bouae, Martenek struck Blazek a bard
blow on the forehead, knocking him to
the floor. Blazek sprang to his feet, the
blood streaming over bis face, and man
aged to take hold of the auger. After a
struggle. In which the stove waa upset
and the furniture scattered. Blazsk se
cured the auger aad struck Martenek a
severe blow on the back of the head, the
spiral sdges of the auger making five cuts
In tha araln. Ui 1a itrnrk hint airaeS
the left shoulder, bruising It severely. .
During the time the blows were delivered,
the two men, both bleeding profusely, kepi
struggling from one part of the room t
another, upsettlna furniture and leavlnl
spots of blood over the Boor.
The frightened women ran from tbs
house aad told a neighbor to rail the po
lice. Word Waa tilnhnn4 h lh tturllnv-
ton telegraph operator, and Captain Hayes
sent sergeant Dempsey and Officer nfc
with th patrol wagon to the acene ct the
When the officers arrived th men had
stopped fighting. Martenek was lying la
bed with his head loosely wrapped with s
towel, while in another room Blazek waa
being cared tor by his sister, who had
washed hla wound and waa endeavoring to
stop the bleeding with wet towels.
Both men were taken to the police sta
tion in the patrol wagon. The wounda ot
Marterek were found to be slmnlv scaln
cuts. Police Surgeon Francis Borglum, as
sisted by Dr. Raymond Mullen, cared for
uiazek, ana round that his skull was frac
tured, and after dressing the wound sent
mm 10 ;oe Clarkeon hospital.
The fracture la considered serious, al
though at no time was Blasek unconscious.
H was weak from pain and loss ot blood.
Ante Room Echoes
With a banquet Friday evening waa
closed one ot the most successful reunions
of the Masons of the Scottish Rite ever
held In the state. When the reunion
opened Tuesday there were applications
from fifty-three persons desiring to be ad
vanced in the decrees from thm fnn.l K M
the thirty-second. Heretofore many ot
those who took tho fourth degree would
atop before they completed the degrees of
the rite which are conferred at the re
unions, the larger number stopping after
the eighteenth had been conferred and hav
ing the other degrees conferred at soma
subsequent time.. This year those who
dropped out were the exception to the rule,
and mors than fortv mn r.-i. .-
thirty-second degree on Friday.
me banquet waa spread in Freemasons'
hall at S o'clock and consisted Af IK chnl..
est viand of the season. The service was
excellent and the cooking perfection. At
the close of the feast Matthew a. w.n h
toastmaster of the evening, took charge.
Addresses were delivered by Governor E. P.
Savage, who came up from Lincoln for tho
occasion; W. S. Summers, William Cleburne,
a S. Loblngler, M. F. Funkhouser. C. E.
'"'""i. uenry v. wnson ana Mr. Folsont
of Lincoln. The banauetera wera mt h
taoie until midnight.
Tangier temple, Nobles of the Mystlo
Shrine, la making arrangementa to placs
Itself in position to act as should act the
temple which bears upon Its rolls the name
of the Imperial potentate of tho order for
the coming year. There was a Joint meet
ing ot the committees ehsrged with the
arrangementa for the excursion to San
Francisco at the hall last week, and at that
meeting a change was made in the hustling
eommlttee, O. H. Pickens being added ia
place of a member who could not serve.
This committee has in charge the work of
preparing for the excursion by securing
the names of those who. will make up the
party. At this meeting it was decided to
send from Omaha to the coast the largest
number of Shrlners who have ever made
tho overland trip. Letters were received
from some of the temples In Iowa and east.
era states asking about what Omaha in
tended to do, some of them expressing a
desire to come through this city and Join
the party of the next Imperial potentate
enroute. The result ot these letters waa
the adoption ot a plan which has for ita
purpoae the organization at Omaha of a
large excursion party composed of membera
of shrines from all over the east enroute
to San Francisco. To do this Tangier tem
ple will have a strong entertainment com
mittee and wjll have to make preparation
for receiving and caring for the travelers.
Some ot the temples which corresponded
with Omaha on the aubject have made plans
to go to the coast by way of Kansas City
and to return by way ot Omaha, so it would
not be surprising If the majority of the tem
ples In the United States had representa
tives in Omaha during the month of June.
either going to San Frlnclsco or returning
In thla connection it la recalled that it
haa been Just ten years since Tangier tem
ple entertained the Imperial council la
Omaha. On that occasion, with a member
ship but one-third of its present size, the
temple raised the sum of $9,000 entirely
within its membership for the reception
and entertainment of guests. With th
present large membership, and taking Into
consideration the good work done In 1893,
the preaent commltteea believe that they
will have no trouble in raising the funds
required for the trip.
The prominence of Tangier temple as the
home of the Imperial potentate will Involve
the maintaining of "open house" durtng th
year, and while the committees are at work
preparing for the trip to the coast, they
will constantly keep in mind the fact that
fund must be provided In addition to th
usual amount for the extraordinary ex
penses which will be Incurred during th
next year by reason of Its prominence.
Clan Gordon, No. 63, Order of Scottish
Clans, held Its regular meeting Tuesdsy
evening a( its hall. Continental building,
when a number of applications were dealt
with and the remainder of the evening was
devoted to song and aentlment, among tho
most noticeable features of which were
the songs by Clansman Watson and th
humor of Clansman P. T. Anderson aa a
Banner lodge. No. 11, Fraternal Union nt
America, is making elaborate preparatlona
for an entertainment and public meeting to
be addreased by tbs supreme secretary of
the order on March 13. Mondamln lodge.
Na 111, has made arrangementa to move
Into the Tatea hall, third floor ot the
Crounse block. Omaha lodge. No. 211, ha
reorganized Its degree tesm.
Omaha grove No. 1, Woodman- Circle,
gave an entertainment at Its ball Thursday
evening. "The Sniggles Family," Intro
duced by Miss Ada Berg, was ths featur
of th evening.
Th Fraternal Brotherhood of th World
will give an open entertainment in ths
Royal Arcanum ball. Bee building, on
Thursday svenlng, February 27. The pro
gram will consist of games at cards and
good music and dancing. Refreshments
served free. The public is most cordially
Th. Roval Highlanders organized a cast Is
at McCook Friday night, electing the fol
lowing officers: Clarsnce B. Gray, P. I. P.;
J. Raymond Mcuari, J. r. ; rrana n. vanus,
htr rounsellor: Mrs. Laura B. Pope.
worthy evangel; Charles O. Blomqulat, sec
retary; Matnew Lawntaon, treasurer; J.
O. Conley, warder; John Hust, sentry; Mrs.
Janet C. Tyler, herald; James C. Mitchell,
guide; Mra. Anna H. Conley, first worthy
csnsor; Mrs. Clara Snydor, aecoad worthy
censor; Robert W. Devoe, C. ot 8.; Robert
M. Knlpple, C. of A.; George W. Norrls,
Georgs Beck and Mrs. Louise J. Rltten
houss, uDifers; Dr. Will V. Gag and Dr.
Charlea U Fahaestock, physician.
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