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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FTUPAY, MARCH 7, 1002.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
Deris sells drugs, IV f
Stockcrt sells carpets and ruga.
Met beer at Neumayers hotel.
Wollman, scientific optician, B'way.
William Klrkland, Ul Sixth avenue, ia
Ul with typhoid (ever.
New novelties In picture fraraea. C. E.
Alexander at Co., 333 Broadway.
j. c. W. Woodward, architect, room
K Everett block, Council Bluffs, la.
Missouri oak body wood, 16 H cord. Wil
liam Welch, iil N. Main street. Tel. 12.
U r. Prior and Miaa Anna Williams, both
ef tola city, were married Wednesday
venlng In Ulenwood, la.
For rent, office room, (round floor; ex
tellent l cation for real estate or Insur
ance; centrally located. Address B, Bee
R. A. niter took out a building permit
yesterday tor the erection of a one-aiory
brick building at the northeaat corner of
Broadway and Eleventh street, to coat
The case against Mra. Nora Stevenson
and Michael Wtderholt, charged by the
woman huaband, Jamea Hteveneon, with
maintaining unlawful relatione, waa dls
mlened In justice Ferrler'e court yeatcrday
for want of evidence.
The Council Bluffa Painters' end Decora
tora' union haa adopted the aame scale of
wagea aa haa been In force for the last
year. The contracta made laet year expire
April 1 and the union will endeavor to have
the contractors sign the scale.
Scott Covalt of North Flrat atreet was
Injured In the apine at the Omaha lwntal
college one day this week. A number of
students were Indulging In a. ecu me and
be waa ahoved against the windowslll. His
condition Is such that he cannot walk.
Mrs. U Hart, wife of Jamea M. Hart,
!) Second avenue, died yesterday morn
ing, aged 5 years. Her husband and two
eons, F. J. and A. IK Hart, and two
daughters. Mrs. A. J. Burt and Mra. Oscar
Bare, survive her. Deceased waa a mem
ber of the Woman's Relief corps.
Tha funeral of Gardner A. Robinson, the
Brat county Judge of Pottawattamie
county, will be this morning at 10 from tha
family residence, 125 North Thirty-fourth
atreet. Rev. O. K. Walk, rector of Bt.
Paul's Episcopal church, will conduct the
services and burial, which will be private,
Will ba In Falrviaw cemetery.
Justice Ferrler officiated Wednesday
venlng at the marriage of Jamea A. John
son and Mlva Pearl I. Matlock at tha
bride's home In Crescent township. The
froom waa a member of Company 1
"Ifty-flrat Iowa volunteers, through the
Philippine campaign, and la now a pros
perous farmer of Pottawattamie county.
Tha bride la tha daughter of Mr. and Mra.
J. Bl Matlock, prominent realdenta of
N. T. Plumbing Co., telephone 250.
Quits liar Stage Career.
Mlis Etta Bishop haa returned to the
home ot bar parents at 220S Avenue C, after
a brief experience on the stage. Last
October Miss Bishop joined tha "Night
Owls" burlesque show, which waa filling
data at the Trocadero In Omaha. The
receipts wera not aa expected and tha com
pany finally became atranded In Denver.
Miss Bishop secured another engagement
with a vaudeville company. Her turn waa
of an acrobatic character and one night
ha received a bad sprain. She waa forced
ta go Into a hoapltai and the company left
her ' behind. ' Her injury kept her In the
hoapltai for several week and as soon aa
be waa able, with the assistance ot friends
he started for her home In this city.
Davla aelle (lass.
Real Kstatei Transfers.
These transfer "were filed yesterday In
the transfer, title and loan office ot J. W.
Bqulre, 101 Pearl street: ' . ' '
David A. Thomas to Henry E. Nel-
eon, lot 1, block 1, Beers' add, w. d..$ 800
LiOugee Ljougee ana wives to Maria
w . j leminsr. idc iu. j,vsns iudqiv in
,' Mill add, w. d 1,250
John J. Btelter to George Dunning,
lot 2, block 1, Voorhla add, w. d W0
John T. Tldd and wife to Laura B.
Balrd. lot 4. Cottars aubdiv of lots
1, t, I, block 11. Mynater a add, w. d. 1,400
John Madison and wife to J. R.
Wright. neS4 n y-TB-43. w. d 1.600
Benjamin M. caiueon ana wire to j.
B. Wolfe and W. A. Potter. n BeW
and aw se 34-74-40, w. d 7.S00
Taylor, nw4 16-74-3S. w. d J.6851
Hftlra of Samuel B. Passmora to John
N. Menefee, eU 21-75-88, w. d 19.00
t. H, Snyder ana wife to A. D. Annis,
lot 10, block 13, Baylies' lat add,
w. d 1.000
J. C. Marquardt and wife to George
W. Pierce, n 156 feet of w 538 feet
and n S10 feet of e 1-1 lot 13, In .
Avoca Land and Loan company'
aubdiv of part 8-77-39, w. d 1,600
Jonenh K. Wilson and wife to H. G.
White, nH lota I and t, block 3,
Oakland, w. d i 675
W. D. Bird to A. P. Annla, eH nw
6-77-44, q. c. d.... 1
Oustav Geldel to C. H. Converse. eH
ne 23, and 60 acree of aw 30-74-
. tt, w. d s.rSO
C. H. Converse and wife to Guatav
Geldel, e ae!4. aw ne4 10, and wVi
IWU 11-77-42, w. d 10,000
D. F. Emmert and wife to Guatav.
Geldel, e neU 23-76-39, w. d 4,000
Edwin B. Russell and wife to Ingrld
Ltndblom, lot 4, Auditor's aubdiv
nwt ae4 12-76-40, w. d 1,600
Philip Harklna and wife to William
forfeit, aw ne and nwfc ae 37-
76-40, w. d 4.300
John Ruasman and wife to Mary A.
and Joaeph B. Foster, wV aw 18-77-
, w. d 4.000
Benjamin L. Aldrlch to Guatav Geldal
iO acres ett aw 20-76-39. w. d 4,350
Jiout Davis and wife to Gust Peter
Nelson, w" sw 33-77-Mt. w. d 4,400
George w. Kauka and wife to Charles
. E. Springer, a aw 12-74-41, w. d.. 4.800
Total, twenty-one tranafera 295,69
Licensee to wed were Issued yesterday to
Name and Residence. Age.
Roy C Hale. Lincoln, Neb 21
Lena O. Kaatla, Lincoln, Neb It
Jacob Plrmann. Molina, III 60
Emilia Plrmann, Crescent, la 43
Let's Take a Look,
at this matter of aids for the eye. Now,
Isn't it sensible to expend even a trifle
more thaa Bom ask to get glaaaea or spec
tacle that will really benefit the eye a
trifle "out of line" rather thaa t aave a
few cents, receive no benefit, and possibly
lacur tha danger ot positive Injury to that
moat precious and delicate organ, the eye!
Think twice thaa call here
HERL!"!I U. LEFFERT,
232 Broadway. Counoil Bluffa.
Optician. Jewekr. Engraver. Work la
uocaeaer M W, C tao
M rfca-sti. aTatKB.. 'rat
FARM LOAUC GcK?
PUBLIC SCHOOL PROPOSITIONS
Three Important Hatters to Dome Up for
Action of Voters,
SPECIAL TAX Of $8,000 IS PROPOSED
PI a a to Dell Wstdbsrr Property la
Great Western Railroad aad Get
Rl ( Ola High School
In addition to the election ot two mem
bers ot the Board ot Education and a school
treasurer, three propositions will be sub
niltted to tho voters at the achool election
The flrst proposition Is, hall a tag ot
$8,000 be levied for the achoolhouae fund,
so much thereof as may be aeeeasary to be
used la the erection of aa addition to the
Pierce Street achool building? -
The Pierce Street achool ta overcrowded
and inadequate to the demands of that sec
tion of the city. For lack of room It has
been Impossible to accommodate seventh or
eight gradea and pupils of these grades liv
ing in the neighborhood of thai school have
ba obliged to go to either the Bloomer
or the Washington Avenue school. The
board is plauniug to erect a four-room ad
dition to the school and thus to provide for
the seventh and eight grades In this build
ing. The second proposition is to authorise the
school board to sell the Woodbury achool
property, which is needed by the Great
Western railroad for Its right-of-way. The
school was closed at the opening of the
present school year,-but residents la that
vicinity have requested that if tha prop
erty la sold the proceeds be used In build
ing another schoolbouse In the locality.
The third proposltfoa ta to give the
school board authority to sell the old High
school building and tha two lots on which
It atands, the proceeds of the sale to he
placed in the achoolhouae fund. When the
new High achool building waa opened the
old High achool was transformed Into a
ward achool and ever alnce parent ot
the children compelled to attend there have
been complaining. The board finally de
termined that the old building waa un
suitable for a ward school. It ta believed
that the building will not fetch more than
it will be worth to tear It down, except In
the event ot the city and county purchas
ing It as an Isolation hoapltai for con
Preclaets aad Polllaai Places.
The members of tha board to whom the
matter waa left have not yet announced
the clerka and judges for Monday's elec
tion, but Secretary Koaa has prepared the
list of polling places. For the purpoaee ot
the election the Independent school district
of Council Bluffs Is divided Into six voting
precincts. The precinct and voting places
are as follows: .'.'..
The First precinct consists of the .First
ward of the city of Council Bluffa. la., and
all territory of the achool district contiguous-
to 'Bald ward and lying without tha
llmite of aald city. Tha polling olace will
be at the Wheeler liereld building, 134
East Broadway-i ' .. ,
The Second precinci conaisia 01 ins bw
on" ward of aald city and the polling place
will be at Mlnnlck'e livery barn,
i, eu west
Tha Third nreclnct oonalsts of the Third
ward of aald city and all territory ot the
achool district contiguous to said ward and
lying without the limlta of aald city, and
the polling place will be at the Cole-Brela-ford
Hardware company building, 40
flnnth Main street.
The Fourth precinct consists of the
Fourth ward of said city, and the polling
El ace will be at Macraes livery barn,, 234
outh Main street.
The Fifth precinct constats of the Fifth
ward ot aala city, and the polling place
will be at the county voting house, corner
of Fifth avenue and Twelfth atreet.
The Sixth precinct conalsta of the Sixth
ward ot aald city, and the polling place
will be at the voting houae on the corner
Of Avenue B and Twenty-fourth atreet.
The polls will be open at a. m. and close
at T p. m. Woram will be permitted to vote
on the propoeitlon to levy a tax for the
erection of an addition to the Pierce street
Plumbing and heating. Bixby ft Bon.
COUNTY SUPERVISORS OBJECT
Take Steps to Stop rresalaeaoae I'ae
of Coaatr Jail r
The County Board of Supervisors, which
baa so far practically deollaed to assume
any responsibility In the matter ot the ex
penses Incurred by the city In the care ot
smallpox patients, has not taken kindly to
the use of the county jail by the city for
the Incarceration of Ita prisoners while the
city bastile Is under quarantine. The super
visors are afraid that the promiscuous use
of the county jail may result In smallpox
there and yesterday decided, rather than
run thte risk longer than abaolutaly neces
sary, te bear the expense ot maintaining
day and Bight guard at the peathouae.
Payette, the smallpox patient in the city
jail, will accordingly at the end of seven
teen daya be removed to the pesthouse and
guards appointed to watch day and night
to prevent bla escape. At the expiration of
the seventeen days from the date of the
quarantining the city jail will be thor
oughly fumigated and will be uaed aa form
erly, but la the event of smallpox breaking
out again in the city or county jail the
city bastile will be uaed as a pesthouse.
The board declined to accept the certifi
cate of Judge Aylesworth as to the correct
neaa of Reporter Ferguson'a bill against
the county, despite that fact that It had
been referred to the county attorney and
also approved by him, but appointed a com
mittee constating of the county auditor, O.
O. Balrd. deputy clerk of the district court,
and H. M. Browa. deputy clsrk of the su
perior court, to investigate and ascertain
how many daya Mr. Ferguaoa waa actually
employed during the years 1893 to 1200 In
clusive. The committee Is to make its ra
port at the April meeting ot the board.
Having discovered that Archibald Clyaae,
an Inmate of the atate Insane asylum at
Clarlnda, was possessed of eome property,
the board directed the county attorney to
take the necessary atsps to subject the
property to the payment to the county of
the amount which It had expended for hit
The board adjourned to the first Monday
Davla sells glaaa.
To Evade Wife's Ceaseat.
William I. White of thla city, known aa
the "apit" doctor, filed a petition la the
district court yesterday asking that he be
permitted to aell or mortgage three lota la
Howard's addition without the consent of
his wife. Rachel J. White, who te an Inmate
of the state Inaane asylum at Clarlnda. Mra
White la made defendant in the action.
White in his petition statee that he ta 4
years of age. infirm and unable to earn bis
support; that hla only Income la $11 a
I month, the pension he receives from the
goverament aa a member of Comaaav SV
Forty-sixth Illinois regiment, during tht
civil war. This sum he says is inadequate
te supply him with the necessaries ot life.
Last summer White wss committed to the
aeylum at Clarlnda, but was released In a
Gravel roofing. A. H. Read, 641 Broadway.
Traelag Omaha Marriage.
Freeman Reed, clerk of the dtetrlct court,
received a letter yesterday from Mrs. Rob
ert B. Chambers ot Providence. R. I., In
which she aald she was trying to trace the
marriage of George L. Prltcbard and Ida
Paige, whom ehe believed were wedded in
tbfa city or Omaha aome time between 1871
and 1882. A search of the marriage rec
erda here failed to dlacloae the issuance ot
a license to wed to such partlea during the
years mentioned In Mra. Chambers' letter,
and she was ao notified.
Ta Prepare) (or laapeetlon.
Company L, Fifty-first regiment, Iowa
National guard. Is In receipt of the general
order of Adjutant General Byers, command
ing the company to prepare for tha annual
Inspection. The company under the order
la required to be ready for Inspection on
three days' notice. The Inspecting offi
ce ra are: Colonel J. R. Prime and Major
Joha T. Hume. Company L now haa a
muster of thirty-five men and special drill
will be held from now until Inspection.
Marries Brother's Widow.
Jacob Plrmann, a wealthy property owner
of Mollne. 111., and Mra. Emllle Plrmann ot
Creaeent City, la., were married yesterday
afternoon at the home of the bride. Mrs.
Plrmann la the widow of Peter Plrmann,
brother of Jaoob Plrmann, who died last
June. Jacob Plrmana came from his home
In Illinois to attend his brother's funeral
and for the flrst time met his later-tn-Iaw.
Mr. and Mrs. Plrmann will make their
home In Mollne, III.
Great Weiten Accepts Oa Ordlnaaee
O. W. Colt, president of the Maaon City
4b Fort Dodge Railroad company, filed by
mall yeeterday with City Clerk Phillips his
acceptance of the right-of-way ordinance
recently passed by the city council In favor
of hia railroad, which will construct the
Great Western extension from Fort Dodge
to Council Bluffa. No acceptance haa been
filed yet to the vacation ordinance, to some
of the provisions ot which tho Great West
ern Is objecting.
Salt Agalast Nartkweatera.
The trial of the personal Injury damage
suit of Mrs. Maggie A. Lett agalnat the
Chicago ft Northwestern Railroad com
pany waa begun before Judge Aylesworth
and a Jury In the superior court yester
day. Mrs. Lett auea for $1,999 for alleged
injuries received at the railway crossing at
Honey Creek September 12, 1600. A horse
she was driving became frightened and
backed Into a paasing train.
NEW RAILROAD INTO OMAHA
Mlaaeapolle St. Loala Said Cob.
template aa Kxteaalea Oat of
FORT DODGE, la., March . (8pec!al.)
It Is reported here that the Minneapolis ft
St. Louis Railroad company Is contemplat
ing an extension front Storm Lake to Omaha
during tho summer. The report goes so far
aa to aay that the road, la now engaged In
the prooesa or buying up right-of-way "along1
the line which It desires to follow, and has
already spent $86,000 In purcbaaing tha nec
The contemplated line will run to Coun
cil Bluffa via Denntson, and from there will
cross the liver into Omaha. It will be an
extension of the line which leaves the line
of the Minneapolis ft St. Louis, running
from Hopkins to Watertown, at Wlnthrop,
Minn., and running .from that place to
Storm Lake. A survey of this line was
made some time ago and this survey la at
present outlined on the map of the com
pany's time table aa a projected line. It Is
well known that the company intenda to
build thla line la the near future, and from
present indication tha work will be done
The new line will give the Minneapolis
ft St, Louis communication between Omaha
and Minneapolis, and will also give Omaha
and Bloux City another line ot communica
tion. SEEKS HEAVY DAMAGES
Girl la Atcrleved by Search Warraat
Isaaed t'poa tier Hesse aad
aes (or gS.OOO.
ATLANTIC, la., March (.(Special Tele
gram.) A petition has been filed In the dis
trict court here In an action brought by
Dora Byrd as best friend ot Lulu Byrd,
her 14-year-old daughter, in which 15,000
damages are asked. Mlsa Mamie Flndley
and her father. Dr. D. Flndley, by reason
of the action of the defendants In causing
a search warrant to be Issued for the abode
of the plaintiff and charging the plaintiff
with the theft of a fur boa valued at $30.
The case grew out ot the loss by Miss
Flndley of her boa at the close of one ef
Rev. Sunday's revival meetings. Miss
Ftndley and Mlas Byrd were both singers
In the choir and sat close together, and
aa the loss of the boa was so strange. Miss
Flndley suspected her fellow singer and
caused the warrant to be Issued. The lost
boa waa not found at the Byrd home, but
was returned to the owner by another
party, and now Mlas Byrd demands dam
agea for the act, which aba alleges In her
petition haa held her up to the public as
a thief and caused her much humiliation
and mental grief.
WOMAN GOES TO PENITENTIARY
Seateaeed ta Ilsr4( Laker for Harder
ef Edward C. Braaaley la a
MASON CITT, la.. March I. (Special
Telegram.) Mra. L. K. Linhoff was today
sentenced to two yeara' hard labor In tha
penitentiary at Anamoaa upon conviction" of
manslaughter of Edward C. Bromley. Of
the six women who have been on trial In
thla coualy for murder this is the first con
viction. Her huaband Is a prominent con.
tractor of this city and she has three little
children. The killing of Bromley was the
culmination of a neighborhood quarrel prin
cipally between women.
BOONE, la.. March a. (Special.) The
horticulturists of Boone county met In this
city yesterday aad organised a permanent
eociety to be known as the Boone County
Horticulturists' society. A. E. Framptoa
was elaeted president and Wilbur Browa
secretary and treasurer. At their next
meeting, to be held March 22, several pa
pera will be read and aa elaborate pro
gram rendered. Addresses were made by
Joha Frtedley, Iaaae Hoyer, A. E. Framp
toa and others.
tadenta Awarded Diplomas.
CEDAR FALLS, la., March (.(Special
Telegram.) The winter term ot the State
Normal school closed todsy. Diplomas
were granted tour students tor special
ST. LOUIS MARES ITS PLEA
Louisiana Purchase Exposition Asks for
Quarter Million Dollars.
DELEGATION FAVORABLY RECEIVED
Aaaoaat at Approprlatloa, However,
la Hot Likely Be More Thaa
Haadred aad Fifty Thaa.
(From a Blaff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, March (.(Special.) The
appropriations committees ot the senate
and house this afternoon listened to the ap
peals of representatives of the Louisiana
Purchase exposition In behalf of an Iowa
exhibit at the exposition and an appropria
tion therefor. Among thcee who spoke in
the Interest of the appropriation was Gov
ernor Francis of Missouri, who headed the
delegation. He spoke of the scope of the
exposition and the work that has already
been done. Insisting that It la an exposition
in which Iowa Is Interested more than any
other one state save Missouri, and urged
n appropriation. He spoke especially ot
the fact that there would he at the ex
position the greatest exhibit of agricultural
Implements ever shown anywhere. He was
followed by Fred W. Lehmann, formerly of
Dee Moines, now ot St. Louis, and he ap
pealed to the Iowa people In eloquent
terms. John M. Allen ot Mississippi, one of
the national commissioners, also spoke at
length In favor of the proposed Iowa ex
hibit. There was also present a number
of the Iowa commissioners who have had
charge of the preliminary work for the ex
position exhibit. The commission has asked
tor 2250,000, but Is likely to get not more
than $150, 000, and not that much unless It
ta demonstrated that the revenues of the
state will be larger than the latest esti
mate of the state officers. The Impression
made by the delegation from St. Louis was
Dlaeasaes lalveralty Tax.
The senate spent the entire day on dis
cussion of the proposed Increase ot the
millage tax from one-tenth of a mill to
one-fifth of a mill for the benefit of the
State university building fund. Amend
ments were offered and adopted, hut an
amendment by Trewln to place the control
of the funds in the hands of the legisla
ture rather than the Board of Regents
brought out a eharp debate. The purpose
of the amendment waa to keep within the
legislature the power to designate what
buildings shall be erected and where they
shall be placed. It la expected that It
the amendment Is adopted the legislature
will take steps looking to securing a larger
and more suitable campus for the .uni
versity before any new buildings are com
menced. In the course of the debate It
was brought out that the regents had an
ticipated receipts from the fund already
provided and that there had been great
losses to contractora on account ot care
lessness In the management of the fund al
ready provided. The bill was defended by
Healey, Harriman, Lister and Oarat and
the amendment favored by Trewln, Brooks
and Molaberry. The consideration of the
amendment waa not completed at the
noon hour when the senate adjourned.
The time consumed on the university tax
bill compelled' tha rallwav luaiimunt Kill
to ,g3Ww83 ht&tlrSAjlpalltnator Haa--
elton moved, to. make It a special order
for next Thursday, but there was not time
to cut the motion.
Sympathy for the Boers,
In the house of representatives Donaboe
of O'Brien county Introduced a resolution
as follows, which went over until tomorrow
under the house rules:
Resolved, That this legislature of the
great agricultural state of Iowa, being duly
convened, expreaa our heartfelt eympathy
for the brave Boera of South Africa in
their great struggle for liberty, and It la
our earnest hope that their present Valley
Forge period will yet bring ita Yorktown.
The bouse appointed as conferees on the
anti-strike resolution which Is between the
two houses Messrs. Cummlngs, Coburn and
Wilson of Washington. The senate Is dis
posed to compel the house to recede from
its position and accept the resolution as
The following bills were passed: To
legalise tha town of Rudd, Floyd county;
town of Shannon City, Ringgold and Union
countlea. and town of Staawood, Cedar
county; to allow the giving of surety bonds
under tho mulct law, to make It a mis
demeanor and not a felony to jump on or
off a train In motion, to provide for the
time of commencing actions in certain crim
inal eases, to refund collateral Inheritance
taxes collected wrongfully and to abolish
township trustees and clerks in cities. A
bill to charter a commission to have con
trol of the river front In Cedar Rapids wss
left unfinished at adjournment
Appolated to Be Lleatenaat.
Adjutant General Byera today received
notice from the War department that
Walter B. Mclntyre. formerly ot Company
B. Fifty-first Iowa volunteers of Shenan
doah, haa been ordered to report for exam,
inatlon to be appointed a lieutenant In the
regular army. He is now with the army
as a private In Wyoming.
The Pfelfer, Belmont company of Oika
loosa filed articles of Incorporation with the
secretary of state today; capital, $50,000;
by Frank B. Sbafer and others. An amend
ment to the articles of incorporation of the
Rockwell City Canning company waa filed
with the secretary of atate.
lewa Strawboard Company.
Nearly every member ot the Egg Ship
per'a Strawboard and Filler company of this
state attended the annual meeting at the
Savery hotel today. The report of the of
Beers showed that the factory at Tama waa
prospering and that members were per
fectly satisfied with tha running ot affaire.
Officers were elected as follows: President,
T. P. Baker of Ottumwa; vice president,
George Nicholson ot Grand Junction; sec
retary-treasurer. Homer A. Boardman ot
Nevada; other membera of tha executive
board, George Haskell ot Lincoln and W,
M. Verhey ot Dee Moines.
The State Aaaociatlon of Egg Shippers
was called to order this afternoon at the
Savery club rooms, with a large attendance.
T. L. Emery ot Brighton la president and
W. H. Verhey of thla etty secretary.
HULL LOOKS LIKE WINNER
Cloae of a Hot Political Campala la
the Seveatk District of
DES MOINES, March . (Special.) The
eongreaaional cootest In the Seventh dis
trict Is drawing to a close and on Friday,
March 7, the voters ot this country will do
cide who shall be sent to congress the next
two years. Owing to the prominence of
Captain J. A. T. Hull In tha Iowa delegation
and hia long connection with Iowa political
affairs the contest In this county, which
controls the district, has become aa affair
of atate and almoat national Importance.
The lime of the primary election la also
unusual and ia due entirely to a dsaire te
The indications are that Captain Hull will
be nominated. At the outset of Ibe fight
It appeared that hla opponent. Judge Preuty,
iad the advaatage. but much of this lead
ias been lost the Isst two weeks. Yet In
asrouch as both factions feel very confident
there Is an element of uncertalaty In th
result. The campalga haa become one ot
bitterness, of harsh accusations and of re
crimination. Hundreds of men are practi
cally doing nothing but devoting their time
to the campaign. In many places in Dos
Moines "headquarters" are kept open with
"managers" In charge, and the voters are
collected la three rooms to be worked or
to be sent out to do missionary work among
others. Meetings have been held In vacant
stores. In old buildings and In school houses
snd theaters. The candidates have made
speeches and many of their friends have
been drawn into the discussion. A presi
dential campaign could not be more excit
ing or more disquieting to hualneea thaa
has been thta local campaign In Des Moines
and Polk county.
Captain Hull has been In congress a dozen
years. He had previously had much ex
perlence In public life as secretary of the
senate, secretary of state and lieutenant
governor. In early life he had been a news-
paper man. In congress he rose to tho
position of chairman of the military com
mittee of tho house, a position of great Im
portance In recent years, and It was by
reason of his position on this committee
that he has been able to secure tor Des
Motnea the establishment of an army post
and to get. appropriations therefor. The
site for the post has been accepted, plans
made for the buildings and work will com
mence very soon. A great element ot
strength tor Captain Hull has been the fact
that the business men who have worked
with him to secure this post for Des Moines
are almost to a man In favor of retaining
him In congress at least until the neces
sary appropriations to complete the post
have been secured. Aside from this It Is
recognized that Hull Is a commanding figure
In a delegation that Is of great Influence
In congress and that to turn him down
would not only weaken the Iowa delega
tion, but would leave one capital dtetrlct of
the state with a new and untried man un
able to accomplish anything for a number
Judge 8. F. Prouty, the other candidate,
is on tha district bench, a popular and ag
gressive young man, a type ot the self-made
young stalwart In Iowa politics. He was a
warm supporter of Mr. Cummins In his
campaign for governor last year and this
gave him added strength. Many of the
most active of the young element In tho
city are working for Prouty, and his sup
port is of that enthuslastlo kind which car
ries much weight. Governor Cummins Is
personally for Prouty, though, by reason ot
hia position, he has refused to take any
active part in the canvass.
Captain Hull has the better organization
and the advantage of having named the
judges at the primary election. Plana have
been laid to place most of the persons who
desire to vote under oath and make them
swear that they are republicans. This will
cut out many who voted for Cummins and
others of the republican candidates last
fall. The city ot Des Moines almost con
trols the county and the county virtually
controls the district, so that the fight ia
concentrated here, and the result will be
Damaares for Horse's Kick.
LEMAR8, Ia., March (.(Special.) In
the district court H. B. Vedder was
awarded 1500 damages. Vedder sued his
employer, John Delaney, a wealthy farmer,
for $5,000 for Injuries received from the
kick ot a horse while In Delaney'a employ.
Vedder says he was feeding a team of horses
in a double atall one morning and that De
laney stood in the gangway behind the
horses snd bit one of them, causing tha
animals to rear and plunge. Vedder was
kicked and trampled upon and seriously in
jured. Mayor Violates Llqnor Laws.
WEBSTER CITY. Ia., March (.-( Special
Telegram.) Mayor McVlcker of Blalrsburg
pleaded guilty today In United States court
at Fort Dodge to selling liquor without a
government license. He sold beer under
the label of "hop cream" and used official
position to violate the mulct law In a pro
hibition town. He waa fined 1100 and coata.
Bamael II. Stearaa.
Samuel H. Stearns died at hla residence.
712 North Twenty-second street, at 1 o'clock
Thursday morning, after an illness ot sev
eral months' duration. The funeral will
occur at 10 o'clock. Saturday morning, Rev.
Herring officiating. Interment at Forest
Mr. Stearns waa born In New York and
waa 42 years of age. For the last eight
yeara he haa been employed by John A.
Crelghton and hga resided" In Omaha. Ha
was sn expert bookkeeper and a man Of
most exemplary habits. Previous to the
time ho waa employed by Mr. Crelghton
Mr. Stearns had been employed by Mr.
Evans, the hotel man at Hot Springs, 8. D.,
and had also spent several years in Kear
During his residence In Omaha Mr.
Stearns built up a large etrcle of frlende,
all of whom apeak In the highest terms of
him aa a man. John A. Crelghton aald of
him: "Mr. Stearns was the best man I
ever saw In an office. He was rapid, an ex
pert penman and, above all, he waa abso
lutely trustworthy. I have never employed
a better man nor have I seen his equal Is
any other office."
Of hla immediate family deceased leavea a
widow and two sone and a daughter. He
was a member of the Congregational church.
Geaeral William A. Hoffman.
PHILADELPHIA. March (.General Wil
liam A. Hoffman died last night at hla
home here of congestion of the lungs, aged
79. In 1861 General Hoffman recruited
Company E of the Twenty-third regiment,
Pennsylvania volunteers, and was later ap
pointed lieutenant colonel ot the Fifty
sixth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteera.
He assumed command of General Heath's
brigade after the latter had been wounded.
While in command of the Flfty-alxth Gen
eral Hoffman began the battle of Gettys
burg. He waa breveted brigadier general In
Hell Bryant, Minstrel.
NEW YORK, March (.Nell Bryant, an
old-time minstrel, died In Brooklyn today.
He was 72 years old. 'Bryant was the old.
eat of tboae who Inaugurated black-face
minstrelsy. With his two brothers, Daniel
and Jerry, he traveled all over the world
and they became famoua as the three
Bryanta. Ia 1883 Bryant retired from the
stage and took a government position,
which hs held up to nearly two years ago,
when bis health gave way. His real name
waa Cornelius O'Brien.
LONDON, March (.Benjamin Stevens,
the bibliographer, died yesterday evening
I I f . , 1 I I I I I
KILLS PAIN IF1STAUTLY,
tI0TI!K!G SO GOOD!
at tils residence, the Sheaves. Surblton,
Surrey, after an illness which hsd lasted
several yeara. Mr. Stevens wss bora at
Baraet, Vt., la 1222, and flrat cane to Lon
don In I860. For many years Mr. Stevens
had been kaowa throughout Europe aa pur
chasing agent tor Amerlcsa libraries.
Mrs. Jnlla A. Harrington.
PAWNEE CITT. Neb., March . (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. Julia A. Harrington died
at her home la thla city last night at the
age of 72. She had been kept to her bed
for over a year. She leaves an aged hus
band and alx children. The funeral serv
ices will be at the home Friday afternoon
at 1:30 o'clock.
Ellas Braver, Falls City.
FALLS CITY, Neb.. March I. (Special.)
Ellas Beaver, a pioneer ot Richardson
county, died at hla home In thla city Tues
day, after a lingering Illness. Mr. Beaver
has been a fruit grower In this county
for many years. When the populist party
came Into existence ho was one ot its first
Mra. Bridget Smltnwlck, Wool River.
WOOD RIVER. Neb., March I. (Special.)
Mrs. Bridget 8mlthwlck, living four miles
north of Wood River, died thla morning
after a long illness. The deceaaed had
beta a resident 'of this vicinity for the last
twenty-five yesrs. She wss 65 years old
and leaves five eons and daughter.
Thomas Stephcasoa, Conaal.
WASHINGTON. March The United
States consul at Canton, China, has In
formed the State department that Thomas
Btephenson, an American citizen and senior
officer ot the customs aervlce, died there
yesterday ot cholera.
Engineer Walter Reed, Bocae.
BOONE. Ia., March (.(Special.) Engi
neer Walter Reed of the Northwestern
died at his home in this city this morning
at S o'clock, of typhoid fevor. He was
about 20 years ot age and unmarried.
William Morris, Cedar Falls.
CEDAR FALLS, la., March (.(Special
Telegram.) William Morris, ex-mayor ot
thla city and prominent In democratic polit
ical circles ot this section, died today,
aged 68 rears.
' Prof. C. N. Browa.
COLUMBUS. O., March (. Prof. C. N.
Brown, dean of the college of engineering
at Ohio State university, died tonight of
nervous prostration, the result of over
work. William Rathboa.
LONDON, March (.The death is an
nouncd of William Ratbbon, a Liverpool
merchant and philanthropist and ex-member
of the House of Commops.
goatk Dakota Editor.
ALEXANDRIA, 8. D., March (. L. 0.
Taylor, formerly auditor of South Dakota
and publisher ot the Alexandria Herald,
dropped dead here today.
NEW YORK. March (.John Danlell,
last of the old-time dry goods merchants
of this city, died today. It was his (1st
Prof. Morlae Kaposi.
VIENNA, March (.Prof. Morlse Kapoat
of the University of Vienna, the celebrated
dermatologist, ia dead.
FIRE RECORD. '
Beatrice Easiness Block.
BEATRICE, Neb.. March (.(Special.)
Fire at 1 o'clock this morning caused $10,
000 damage in the business district of Be
atrice. The chief property losses are: S.
Young, music dealer, $2,000; Treadwill ft
Trautwetn, Implement dealers, $3,000. In
addition to these several smaller concerns
suffered damages aggregating about $5,000.
The insurance practically covers the loss.
The origin of the fire Is unknown. Several
of the firemen suffered from overheating
and exertion, but no one was overcome or
otherwise Injured. Reports sent out early
In the day that firemen were seriously
shocked by electric light wires are without
foundation. The electrlo light managers
even Insist that no electric wires were
either burned or broken.
' Worefcoasee at Fillcy.
BEATRICE. Neb., March 7. (Special Tel
egram.) FJre started In the Implement
bouse of the Searles ft Cbapln Lumber com
pany at Pllley at 11:46 last night. The im
plement houae was consumed and the fire
spread to a pump and windmill warehouse
and to an 28.000 stock of lumbar. The Cen-
j tral Grain company's cribs are next to the
lumber yard and the cribs and corn were In
danger. Beatrice waa telephoned to for as
sistance, but could render none.
At 1 o'clock ' this morning the fire was
under control. The loss is $6,000, partly
insured. The bucket brigade kept the fire
from spreading beyond the lumber yards,
by moving two carloads of shingles.
Ditrtcr Mlllloa Blase.
PLAINFIELD, N. J., March (.The most
destructive fire that Platnfleld haa ex
perlenoed In many yeara destroyed tbe Bab
cock building, a five-story brick, and two
adjoining buildings, early today. The total
loaa ia $260,000. The ground - floor of the
Babcock building waa occupied by Woodhull
ft Martin, dry goods merchants, and the
postofflce. Tbe malt In the postoffice was
ssved. In the rear part ot the building
lived a number, of families.
lavealisatlaaT ladlaa OMcials.
WASHINGTON, March (.The Indian com
mittee of the house today selected a sub
committee consisting of Mr. Sherman of New
York, Mr. Lacey'of Iowa, Mr. Burke of
South Dakota, Mr. Fitzgerald of New York
snd Mr. Little of Arkansas, to Investigate
charges msde sgalnst certain Indian offi
cials during the recent debate upon the
Indian appropriation bill. The Investiga
tion will cover the charges made against E.
C. Narden, superintendent ot the school
at Mount Pleasant, Mich., and the cauae
of the retirement of ex-Senator McCon
nell from tbe aervlce.
Omaka, Kaaaaa at ial( Line.
GUTHRIE, Okl., March (-The Omaha,
Kanaas ft Gulf railroad has been chartered
in Indian Territory to build a line from
Wichita, Kan., through Pawhuaka In tbe
Osaga nation and Sapulpa in the Creek na
tion, to South McAleater In the Choctaw
nation, a distance of 226 miles.
Troablo la Maeedaala.
CONSTANTINOPLE, March (.Consular
reports received here from Macedonia eon
tin the previous announcements of the
sppearance of armed bands la aeveral districts.
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