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THF, OMAHA DAIT.V IIT.Ta MONDAY, MAT 12. 1002.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
ravl sella drugs.
Ptockert Bells carr"t and rugs.
Wollman, scientific optician. 4"9 B'way.
Take home a brick of Metzger's Ice
Cream. Vanlla, c; Neopolltaii. 3ac.
Ft. Allian'.t lodge. Knights nr I'ythlas,
rill confer the page rank .Monday evening.
Everything In th house furnishing l!ne
on tho easy payment plan. Iowa Furniture
nd Carpet Co., 407 Hn.adway.
Refrigerators, carpets, mattings, etc.,
lowest priced, best un 111 y of Roods. Iowa
furniture and Carpet Co., 4i7 Broadway.
1. P. Fhepard of 710 Ferln nvenne and
Charles lialley of nil Harrison street re
ported to the police last evening the theft
New line of sideboard and Iron beds Just
In. You ought to bp them to be up with
the times. Iowa Furnlturu and Carpet Co.,
Th new style Itnp'.d gasoline stove, en
Cased, itig Improvi mnnt over old style,
from M7& up. Iowa Furniture and Carpet
Co., 4i7 Hroadway.
The funeral of Charles Madison will be
held this nfternoon at 2 o'clock from the
Janlsh Ilaptlst church. Interment will be
In Falrvliw cemetery.
There will be a special meeting of En
campment No. S, Union Veteran legion,
this afternoon at 2 o'clock to Install the
fecently elected officers.
O. E. IMke. while under the Influence of
liquor, fell through a window of a Hroad
Way saloon and was arrested nn a charge
ef malicious destruction of property.
The Smith & Bradley ball team will play
the C. N. Diet team of omnha. this after
noon on the ground at Sixteenth avenue.
The game will be called ot t o'clock.
Messrs. Oeorgo, Oscar and Harry Keellco
left yesterday for Texas, where thev have
purchased S.ono head of cattle, to be
shipped to their ranch In Johnson county,
In accordance with Instructions received
from the union In Omaha, two moulders
In the employ of the 8praguu Iron works
walked out yesterday. Two apprentices
remained at work.
J. W. Kerrler and bride left yesterday
for Ban Francisco, on their way to the
Philippines. Mr. Ferrler. Ixtore leaving,
Jlled his resignation as Justice of the peace
With County Auditor Innes.
A stock car belonging to the Northwest
ern railroad, standing on the stock yard
tracks on Fifteenth street, was partially
destroyed by fire yesterday morning. It is
supposed to have been set on lire by
Merl, the Infant son of Mr. nnd Mrs. I.
Pruott, died yesterday morning, aged 15
months. The funeral will be from the
feBldence In Crescent this morning at 10
O'clock and Interment will be In the Orange
A. V. Turner filed an Information In
Justice Hryant's court yesterday charging
James Stephenson with malicious trespass.
Turner states he plowed up a piece of
ground and planted It with corn and that
Ptephenson plowed It up again and cropped
K. Q. Jones and William Thompson were
arrested at an early hour Saturday morn
ing by Special Otllcer Tucker. They hail
llfteen boxes of clears In their possession,
Which on investigation were found to have
been stolen from Thomas Maloney's fac
tory on Urondway. Entrance to the factory
was secured by forcing a rear window.
They will have a hearing In police court
The local Joint office of the raclflc and
Vnlted States express companies will he
dissolved Thursda-y. Superintendent O I.
Patterson and Houte Agent 11. J. Estes of
the Pacific Express company were In the
city yesterday completing anangements for
the company's new office on South Main
street at the rear of l'lerce's shoe store.
The new olllce will be opened for business
Way 18. A. T. Elwell will remain in charge
of the United States LxpresH company s
N. T. Plumbing Co., telephone 250.
Letter Carriers' Hide of Story.
Regarding the severance of their connec
tion with the Trades and Labor assembly
tnembers ot the Letters Carriers' asso
ciation say thera has been more or less
misunderstanding.' The Trades and Labor
assembly, acting on the protest of the
Typographical union against the retention
Of the mail carriers In the assembly, voted
to oust them at the meeting Friday night.
The mall carriers state that they had
for some time desired a severance of the
relations and when the association paid
is dues to the assembly to January 1 of
this year notified the serretary that It de
sired to pull out from the assembly. No
tices t the same effect wero served on the
fecretarv February I and April 1. but
be assembly failed to take any cognizance
Iliiici tor All.
For sale at low prices and easy
payments, homes In all parts ot the city,
Including some or the nieeBt resiaences
and tboss of moderate size. Also dwell
ings and Business property In Omaha.
arms bought aid sold. It will pay you
i gee us at tie oirtce of J. W, Squire.
Settle s tMdewslk tirade.
The city council at a special session yes
lerdav . afternoon decided to adopt the
srade suggested by City Engineer Etnyre
for the sidewalk In front of the Straub
building on Broadway, now undergoing Im
provements and au ordinance was ordered
flrawn la accordance. The grade as recom
rneDded will bring the sidewalk to the top
of the curb and not above It, a would
have been the rase had the original grade
been adhered to. The new walk was or-
I.M with renw.nf in neeordunee with
the resolution adopted some time ago by
(be cltv council that all sidewalks rtla'.d
n the business portion ot the city muxt be
X cement and not brick.
Holds Railroad Responsible.
Coroner Treynor held an Inquest Friday
t Underwood over Altncda Farrrll, the
LO-year-old child who was run down and
filled bv a Hork Inland train. The child
fe'lth others was gathering flowers by the
tail road and started to cross the track,
per toot caught fast In a cattle guard Just
as the fast mall came In sight. She was
tinabltt to extricate It and the engineer
Noticed too' late to stop the train that she
as held fast by the foot. The Jury brought
In verdict blaming the railroad company
for the accident. Companions of the lit
tle girl testified at tho Inquest that they
Relieved she fainted away before the train
Real Estate Transfers.
These tr ant firs were filed yesterday In
(he abstract, title and loan ofilce of J. W.
Squire, 101 Pearl street:
V'llllam II. Kollli.s, trustee, to H. V.
Von, lot 17, block S. bucket! s add.,
B. w. d t 400
A. J. Weaver and ttlfe to John A. I
Vtls..n. wl n 33-77-44, except
One-half acre, w. d 3.000 .
Zavld 11. Thompson and wif et al to
James O. and Fltzs. Thompson. sS
BeH, 16-T7-2X. . c. d 1
JUmyra llorton und husband to same,
same, . c d W0
Ira F, Hendricks an 1 wife to John A.
Wilson, t) ni S.V77-4I, q. c. d ... 1
J. V. Ulrney and husand to Mary E.
Olney, lot 10, Auditor's subdlv. ot
a w4 U,-".-4o. w. d sou
Fred 11. Torneten and wife to Hern
hard Hitler. e' rS SWV4 8-7i-l-'. ex
cept railroad, w. d 2,?76
Alli-t D. Reman :md husband to O S.
iJiancnara, utuuv1 e. n ' .
t c. $ 1
Elght transfers, total 9,8
Hl'lTS CLEAN EU
curiums neatly cleaned, dyed and
rresseu. t'iKiie l.-nv Iowa bieam JJ
orks, 3e4 liri.dwy.
(Bucoesaor to W. C. Estep)
aa. ujUi mntUT. 'fbua or.
CONTINUE SCHOOL FOR DEAF
State Board of Control Sets at Best All
Doubts on that Point
TEMPORARY BUILDINGS TO BC ERECTED
(irailiiollnx (lass anil Larger Pupils
to .'It e main to t lose of Present
Term and the Little Ones
to lie Sent Home.
The emphatic statement of Judge Klnne
and Hon. John Cownle of the State Board
of Control Saturday that the Iowa School
for the Deaf would be continued at Us
present location as If nothing bad hap
pened dispelled the alarm felt in this city
that the great loss by Are Friday might
result in the institution being removed
to another part of the state. Arrange
ments are already being made for con
tinuing the school until the close ot tho
school year on June 30, and the board de clared
in positive terms yesterday that
everything would be In readiness when the
Dew year opened on October 1 to receive
all the deaf and dumb children of the state
at the Institute as heretofore.
Judge Kinne and Hon. John Cownle of
the Board of Control, accompanied by H.
F. Llbbe, state architect, arrived In the
city yesterday noon and after partaking of
luncheon were at once driven out to the
school by Superintendent Hothert. Repre
sentative J. II. Jcnks came In with them
from Avoca, and with State Senator A. 9.
Hazelton of this city accompanied the party
to the institute.
After examining the ruins of the burned
buildings and consulting with Architect
Llbbe and Superintendent Rothert the
board made this statement:
"The school will be continued right here
as if nothing had happened until the close
of the school year on June 30, and we
expect to have everything In readiness to
receive all the deaf and dumb of the Btate
of Iowa eligible to be educated at this
Institution by the opening of the new
school year on October 1. This statement
is made by the board with all emphasis
possible. We have authorized Superintend
ent Rothert to make the necessary repairs
In the kitchen and to convert the present
laundry building Into a temporary dining
room, also to have established at once all
tho necessary toilet rooms. Bids for the
wrecking of the burned buildings will be
advertised for at once, as we deem It neces
Bary to raze the walls to the second story,
at least, as soon as possible, they evi
dently being unsafe.
"We expect to keep the school open until
June 30, retaining the members of tho
graduating class and the elder pupils. The
smaller children will be sent to their
homes as soon as transportation can be
arranged for and their parents notified.
This will probably taka ree o four days.
We expect to retain about 100 pupils in
the school until the close of the school
year, as this number can be easily accom
modated and provided tor.
Money for Emerneney.
"The board will go beforo the executive
committee Monday and ask Its assistance.
We hope to secure what money is available
in the providential fund, as It Is known.
to erect temporary buildings with. Our
plan Is to eicct substantial frame buildings
of one story in height for dormitories
for the pupils, which can be readily lighted
and heated by the institute plants, an
these will suffice until the buildings de
stroyed by fire can be replaced by modern,
up-to-date, fireproof buildings. How soon
this can be accomplished we cannot at this
time state or even predict. The convening
of a special session of the legislature to
provido an appropriation for this purpose
rests with tho governor. The next session
cf the legislature will not be held until
January, 1U04. but we believe that the tem
porary fundings will Bufflce until then.
In any event, supposing the board had the
money to at once commence rebuilding. It
would be nearly two years before the work
of constructing such buildings as the board
proposes to erect here could be completed.
"We are determined that the school shall
go on uninterruptedly, as far as possible,
and measures have already been taken to
secure bedsteads aud bedding, and all the
necessary supplies to keep the institution
going. Fortunately the board had con
tracted for a large number of bedsteads for
the hospitals at Cherokee, which are not
needed yet, and they can be Bhipped to
Council Bluffs at once. The same applies
to mattresses. Steps will be taken at once
to supply the pupils with needed clothing."
Judge Klnne and Mr. Cownle spoke in the
highest terms of praise of the teachers
and officers of the Institution, who aban
doned all efforts to save their own belong
ings and Instead did everything In their
. . .1 V f 1 -B . Ik-
power tO assist tne cniiurcu irum .
I building and then aided in raving the ef
fects of the pupils and fighting the flames.
They said their Investigations showed that
the teachers and officers had lost all of
their personal effects and that they favored
reimbursement for their losses by the state,
but this was a matter over which they had
no control, but would have to be done by
act of the legislature.
Nn Contracts with Teachers.
The board before leaving the Institute
last evening authorized Superintendent
Rothert to make the contracts with the
teachers for the next year the same as If
the disaster had sot occurred.
Judge Klnne, Mr. Cownle and Architect
IJhbe returned to Des Moines last evening.
Mr. Libbe, the state architect, said the
burned buildings would be replaced by
modern, up-to-date structures on an en
tirely different plan. While the buildings
destroyed were north about JS.'iO.OoO, he
said that probably J3T.0.000 to (400,000 would
be the cost of the new ones. He said "tlie
Board of Control and the state generally
have entered on a policy of erecting noth
ing but fire-proof buildings and such build
ings as are contemplated to be erected here
will cost 1 3.. 0,000 to $400,000 and possibly
more. The buildings destroyed were old,
poorly constructed and not at all fitted for
the purpose for which they were intended.
Tlicy were brick structures, but all of the
Interior work was wood. Had It been a
tire-proof building It might have been
saved, but it was erected a great many
years ago, betvre the days of fire-proof
Nothing remained yesterday morning of
the burued buildings but the bare and
charred walls, portions of which seemsd In
tmmiuent danger of collapsing at any roo-
1 mem. uopes were mreicneq si sate ais-
i tance ail around the rulus to keep the chll-
I dren and othtrs from approaching wlthls
the danger liue.
But tor the ruins of the burned buildings
I there was nothing to indicate yesterday
' tb 'u""ut visited Friday
by the most disastrous conflagration In Its
history. The children aere comfortably
housed In the other buildings sod had re
ceived their meals at the regular hours.
The bakery was turned Into a kitchen tor
the time being and the teachera and offl
eera hail beea provided with quarters la
for the present 1U occupy rooms In the
Superintendent and Mrs. Rothert place
their p. rsonal loss at 130.000, as everything
they owned was completely destroyed. Mr.
Rothert reirets most the loss of his Ma
sonic library and oil paintings. Mrs.
Rothert's 1 ,s Includes many valuable ar
ticles of Jewelry.
Fire Chief Templeton was able to be
about yesterday, although still suffering
from the effects of the smoke which ho
Davis sells paint.
Plumbing and heatmy. P.xby A Son.
DOINGS IN THE SOCIAL WORLD
Trip Around the World, Wrddlngi and
t'lnb tiatherlnara Fill In
The Tuesday F.uchre club met Tuesday
afternoon with Miss Trotman.
Mrs. Paul vlsworth lift Friday on a
vlelt to relativ?s In Iowa City.
Miss Fenner has returned home from a
short visit with t'hlcago friends.
Mlss-Hattie Tate of Shelby Is visiting
friends In the city for a few days.
Mrs. W. H. f'rewdson Is home from a
three weeks' visit with friends at Modile.
Dr. and Mrs. Karr of Hyannls, Neb., are
guests of Major and Mrs. George II. Rich
mond. Mrs. J. C Robinson of Tvnlson, la., was
the guest last week of Miss Kvers of First
Miss Luella Polldy of Omaha spent last
week In this city, tho guest of Misses
Mrs. J. Welsh of Antwerp, N. Y., Is the
guest of Mrs. William S. McMicken of
Mrs. John T. Stewart and Miss Kllzabeth
Stewart are home trom un extended trip
throuKh tile south.
The reg.ilar meeting of the Perthlck
club will be given nt the Royal Arcanum
hall tomorrow evening.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Atkins entertained the
members of the Calendar Card club at
their home Thursday evening.
Mlrs Ross will leave the early part of the
month for Kurope and will spend the sum
mer In various places In Germany.
The Woman's Whist club met Tuesday
afternoon with Mrs. Albright. The club
will meet this week with Mrs. Mary K.
A number of their frlonds tendered Mr.
and Mrs. Frank T. True a surprise party
Friday evening at their new home on Sec
Mrs. K. Colth of Chicago, who has been
In tho city the last Week, the guest of her
sister, Mrs. Henry W. Rothert, haa re
turned to her home.
Dr. and Mrs. M. C. Christensen will en
tertain the members of Palm grove and
their friends Tuesday evening at their
home, Kil Kast liroadway.
Mrs. W. F. Graff and daughter of St.
Joseph, Mo., who have been visiting the
family of CI. H. lirown of Mynater street,
have returned to their home.
The Atlas club will be entertained at Its
last meeting for this season at the home
of Mrs. Jacob Sims this week. The annual
election of officers will be held. j
The ladles' Mimical society will be en
tertained Monday afternoon by Mrs. F. M.
Loomls. The program will be rendered by
Mrs. Loomls und Mrs. Wela-Seybert.
Mrs. George Hattey and daughter, Miss
Hattle, of Portsmouth, la., who have been
in the city the last week, the guests of
Roy C. liattey, returned home Saturday.
Colonel and Mrs. J. J. Steadman arrived
from Iah Angeles and expect to make an
extended visit here beforo returning to
California to make their permanent home.
Dr. and Mrs. Witt of Logan spent a few
days with frlemls In the city last week.
They wore on their way to Tabor, where
their sons are students at the Tabor col
lege. Miss Clarke of Galesburg, 111., who haa
been la the city, the guest of Miss Ellen
Dodge, left the latter part of the week for
Colorado, where she will spend the Bummer
The Thirties' Musical club will meet to
morrow afternoon with Mrs. Fred Ixinmis.
The program for the afternoon will be
given by Mrs. Loomls and Mrs. Ida Wles
Seybert. Tho literature department of the Council
Bluffs Woman's club will meet Thursday
afternoon at tho home of Mrs. Welter I.
Smith of Seventh street. The annual elec
tion of officers will be held.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Edmundson of P-s
Moines were in the city the iast week, the
guests of the family of Henry Swan of
Sixth avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Edmundson
will sail from New York for Europe June
6, and will spend the summer touring the
Miss Hell and Miss Hortense Forsyth
gave an informal muHlcal at the home of
the latter on First avenue Friday evening
to a nunsber of their friends. The program
will be repeated Monday evening at the
same place for the benefit of the Associ
A pleasant musical was given at the
Second Presbyterian church Thursday
evening by Mrs. A. A. Covalt. assisted by
a number of her friends. A large audience
was in attendance. Those assisting on ine
program were: Mrs. Ida Wles-Seybert,
Mrs. N. O. Ward. Mrs. A. A. Covalt, Mrs.
Lincoln R. Hypes. Miss Ellis, Miss Bell,
Miss Tulleys, Ned Mitchell and Lucius
The marriage of Miss Qrnee Black to
John W. Ferrier occurred Friday evening
at 8:30 at the home or tne nnue s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Black of Hazel street,
Hev. W. 8. Barnes, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, officiating, In tho
presence of onlv the Immediate friends of
the bridal couple. Mr. and Mrs. Ferrler
left yesterday afternoon for San Francisco,
from where they will sail May 16 for the
Philippines, where Mr. Ferrler has recently
been appointed to a government position.
One of the most enjoyable entertain
ments ever given in this city was the "Trip
Around the World" given Tuesday and
Wednesday of the last week under the
auspices of the women of St. Paul s episco
pal church. 1 ne central buuiuh -ranged
at the Burlington ticket office in
the Grand hotel. America was at the home
of N. M. Pusey, which was lavishly deco
rated for tho occusion in patriotic colors
and numerous flags, beside being the abode
of manv prominent Americans. India was
at the "home of K. C. Merriam. Japan at
the home of C. U Turner and Germany,
with its tvplcul root beer garden, at the
home of Pr. Donald Macrae. The women
realized a handsome sum as the results of
Gravel roofing. A. H. Reed. 641 Broadway.
Davis sells grass.
Jndice Oliver Names Delegates.
ON AW A. Ia.. May 11. (Special.) The
Monona county republican convention met
at the court house at 1:30 this afternoon.
Sixteen out of twenty-or.e townships were
represented. T. B. Lutl of Mapleton was
chairman, A. W. Burgess, Onawa, secre
tary. Judge Oliver was allowed to select
his own delegates to the Judicial convention
and named E. L. Hogue, A. Kendull, W. I
Smith, J. A. Lister, J. A. rrltcbard, George
A. Oliver, D. C. Dehn, T. B. Luti, C. E.
Cooper and E. A. Smith; state delegates, S.
B. Martin. R. K. Holbrook, E. L. Hogue,
Frank Rtocker. James Carmody. H. V.
Chapln. C. L. Perslnger, H. B. Ordway, John
S. Ordway and G. W. Buckley; congres
sional delegates, J. J. Elliot, 11. Dawes, T.
E. Brown, C. E. Carmody, W. H. Waples,
W. W. McDonald. II. D. Lemberg. J. A. Fol
well, Robert Whlttler and John R.. Welch.
Six ot these delegate are postmasters. C.
E. I'nderhlll was chosen county chairman.
V. M. C. A.s to .Meet la t'edar Rapids.
CEDAR RAPIDS, la.. May 11. (Special.)
The executive committee or the state
Young Men's Christian association has de
rided to hold the next state convention at
this place In February. 11)03. The present
officers of the state organization are: Presi
dent. J. G. Olmstead, Des Moines; vice
president, E. II. Burnslde. Oskaloosa, la.;
treasurer, I. K. Wilson, Des Moines; sec
retary, C. E. Hunn, Des Moines.
Musical Festival at Moant Vernon.
MT. VERNON. Ia., May 11. (Special.)
The aouual May festival of music will be
held on the M. 23d and 24th. The Spierlng
orchestra, composed of fifty male members,
has been engaged for the entire period
and the Cornell College Oratorio society
of 110 voices will assist. The sale ofseats
ladicaUa tha beat attaadauca aver knowu.
WORKMEN COMING IN FORCE
Large Delegations Expected to. Attend the
Grand Lodge in Council Bluffs.
CITY CAN EXTEND THE WATER MAINS
tiovernor C'nmmlna, In Speaking of
the t'onnell ninffs l ire, aya It
Shosrs Necessity of F.reetlnK
(From n Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. May 11. (Special.) Prep
arations are being made to send a lare
delegation of the Workmen' to the grand
lodge of the Ancient Order of Vnlted Work
men at Council Bluffs next week. The
grand officers will probably leave tomorrow
or Monday for the meeting.
Grand Recorder B. F. Rehkopf of this
city, who keeps the records of the order,
Is prepared to report that there has been a
substantial Increase In membership the
past year and this despite the fact that the
order changed Its system 'of assessments
from the flat rate to the classified plon.
At the grand lodge meeting In Marnhall
town last May the order showed a total
membership In this Btate of 12,094. The
new rate system went Into effect in July
last and there was an Immediate falling off
in membership, but by the close of the year
the membership was back to exactly one
less than at the grand lodge meeting.
Since then nearly 1,000 names have been
added and the report will show about 13,
000 members. The new members In the or
der are generally younger persons and thuj
the character of the order has been Im
proved by the change.
Eight new lodges were organized during
the year. Grand Master Workman Nnrvls
of Muscatine will recommend the adop
tion of the" biennial grand lodge plan In
stead of having a grand lodge meetiug
every year. The grand lodge meetings have
been costing the last ten years an average
of $2,814.84 and there Is now no reaBon
why meetings should be held every year.
He will also recommend a change in thut
the local officers shall be elected for a year
Instead of for six months.
He will also recommend to the grand
lodge the adoption ot the new rule made
by the supreme lodge defining hazardous
occupations and Including therein profes-
1 slonal base ball players, foot ball players,
1 bicycle riders, circus riders, employes In
I powder factories or persoas in charge of
dynamite or nitroglycerine, etc.
The grand lodge has had but little liti
gation on hand the last year, the most im-
portant being a case in which the payment
of a certificate was resisted at Dubuque
because the member had entered the saloon
business. This Is prohibited by the laws
of the order, but inasmuch as his original
statement was not made a part of the cer
tificate, as required by Iowa laws, the
grand lodge was beatea. Another similar
case was settled without suit.
The grand master workman during the
year rendered a number of decisions,
among which 1b one that a doctor of oste
opathy cannot be considered eligible for
the place of medical examiner ot a lodge.
Two disappearance cases have been giv
ing the grand officers some trouble. One la
a case from Sioux City, now la the courts,
where M. H. Dalhy disappeared In 1894
and had not been heard from since by hia
family. They claimed the payment of the
certificate. This was refused and an Inves
tigation showed that he was still alive In
1897. hence under the Iowa law is not yet
to be declared dead.
Another case Is In court In Muscatine
wheru George Furaam went to California In
18f4 and has not been heard from since.
The grand lodge has required that proof
of death be furnished.
Deaf May Stay In Connell ninffs.
Governor -Cummins did not learn of the
loss of the Iowa School tor the Deaf at
Council Bluffs until Saturday. He expressed
himself as extremely sorry that the build
ing bad burned.
"It emphasizes the necessity for the erec
tion of strictly fireproof buildings at all
our state institutions," he declared. "We
must build permanently and for the fu
ture." He could give no estimate as to
what could or would be done.
There is a contingent fund in the con
trol of the executive council, a part of
which may be used for furnishing tem
porary quarters for the School for the Deaf,
but there la no way by which the state can
build the school until after the legislature
again meets. It has been suggested that
the school could be temporarily housed in
the state buildings at Knoxville, which
were erected for a blind institute, but
which are now idle, but they are not large
enough for the purpose, and It is more
generally assumed that temporary quarters
for the school will be found In Council
None of the state buildings are Insured
and all ot the newer buildings are of fire
proof construction, so that in a few years
there will be little danger of losa from fire.
Three other large state buildings have
burned in the last four years, at Glenwood,
, Ames and Iowa City. Members of the
I Board of Control went to Council Bluffs to
j meet with Superintendent Rothert this
Mater Works Injunellon Refused.
Judge A. H. McVey Saturday denied
the Injunction sought for in the ease of J.
11 Phillips against the city of Des Moines,
the water company and the city auditor
and city treasurer, to prevent the city's
paying over to the water company the .")0,.
000 which the city agreed to loan to the
company for ten years at 2 per cent Inter
est for the construction of water mains to
the army post. In an exhaustive oplnioa
the court goes Into the details 8f the case
and decides that the city council's agree
ment to loan the fund, and the legislature's
act legalizing such a loan, are not uncon
stitutional for any ot the various reasons
alleged by the plaintiff. I'nder this decision
the city officials are enabled to pay over
the money, and the construction of the
mains to Fort Des MolueB may begin at
once. Only one thing stands In the way as
a possible obstacle to this consummation ot
the purposes of the council In ordering the
loan. The John M. Work Injunction suit,
brought on Identical grounds with those of
the present case. Is Btill pending In court,
and the officials may refuse to transfer the
money until this case is settled.
Satloual Guard Inspections.
The inspectors of the National Guard In
spected the militia company at Ottumwa
Friday, returning here today. Next week
the companies at Cedar Rapids, Vinton,
Burlington and Fairfield will be Inspected!
The condition of the companies Is found to
be generally fair, but three or four com.
panics will be either mustered out or be
reorganized as the result of the inspection.
Rev. O. I). Ellett, a member of the Dea
Moines conference of the Methodist Episco
pal church the past ten years and a well
known mlnlt'er In central Iowa, has de
termined upon the establishment of a new
prohibition paper In Iowa.
He has been quite prominent in tem
perance and prohibition work and waa con
sidered available last year aa a prohibition
candidate for governor, but declined the
place. Ha la now pastor of a church in Rip.
,Sy, but tba tapr U1 be puUiaUei in
Marshslltown. It is to be known ns the
Tho prohibition party has two o:hrr state
orenns already, one published lure and the
other in Mount Pleasant, neither of which
plrltoallsla to lcr at t llnton.
CLINTON. Ia.. May 11. (Special.) Ac
tlve prenariitlons are bring made lure for
the annual mnin meetltiB of the Missis
sippi Valley Splrltuallsls association, which
has a membershio of several thousand.
Tho meeting will open Sunday, July I", and '
win continue for one month. The asso
ciation owns its own grounds, Mt. Tleas
ant park, a beautiful twenty-acre tract on
the bluffs west of the city. The speakers
engaged Include W. F. reck, president of
the association, who resides in St. Louis;
H. D. Barrett, president of the National
Spiritualist association and editor of the
Banner of Light.
Vonnsr Man Faces Serlon Ctinrue. '
PI" NLA P, la.. May 1. (Special.) Earl !
Corw in, aged IS years. Is charged with an i
attempt to commit t criminal asscult on
Emma Christiansen, a 12-year-old girl,
who resides with her mother west of town.
The girl was on her way home from school
when it Is alleged ehe was accosted by
young Corwin and forced under a hrldgc.
Her Bcreams attracted a lwirty not far away,
who came to her rescue.
ew fins I'lnnt for Hnnlsp.
PCNLAP. Ia.. May 11 (Sneclal.) The
town council has Just passed an ordinance
providing for cement or vitrified walks on
the prlnclnnl business streets. Work will
also soon be commenced on a gas plant fur
light and heating purposes. . A local com
pany has been granted a twenty-five year
FORMER OMAHA MAN IS TO WED
Knanseinent of Lieutenant Doane to
Mrs. Frank M. Avery of
CHICAGO. May 11 (Special Telegram.)
The latest engagement of interest In local
society is that of Mrs. Frank M. Avery to
Lieutenant William O. Poane of tho Six
teenth infantry, U. 8. A., son of ex-Judgo
Doane of Omaha. Mrs. Avery went abroad
Wednesday and no date has been set for
CEDAR FALLS, Ia.. May 11. (Special
Telegram.) Married today at Chicago, Dr.
W. L. Hearst of this city and Miss Jennie
L. Curtis, associate professor of physio
graphy and geography in the Emmons
Blaine normal school connected with the
Chicago university. She was for four years
a member of the Iowa normal faculty. Dr.
Hearst Is a graduate of both the normal
and state university. They leave Monday
for Vienna, where he takes a post-graduate
BROWNELL HALL GYMNASTS
They Show Parents What's Tauaht
In the New Hall at the
Friday evening, May 2, was the occasion
of a gathering of the parents of the pupils
at Hrownell Hall to witness omn work in
physical training In the splendid new gym
nasium. The exercises began with a short march
by the whole school, led by the primary
department, followed by a gymnastic drill
executed by the children's class with pre
cision nnd wideawake attention. Tho chil
dren also demonstrated some elementary
movements on the Swedish apparatus, the
only apparatus of Its kind in Omaha.
In marked contrast to ihJs more formal
aspect of physical training was tho grace
ful little dance, "Irfi l'aplnta," given ex
ceedingly well by a group of young ludles
from the academic department.
After the dance a class of older girls
showed Borne free standing and apparatus
work of a more advanced character.
The interest and excitement of the guests
and the pupils reached a high point at the
basket ball game. The contesting teams
were easily distinguishable by waists of
the respective team colors light blue and
The. game was played according to the
revised rules for women used in the east
ern colleges, which require a division of
the Held Into three equal parts, crosswise,
thus doing away with unnecessary and
aimless running over the ground and af
fording better opportunities for team work.
It was a lively game, though u number
of fouls were made In the llrst half, which
endeil with a score of 6 to 3 In favor of the
Blues. Throughout the game good passing
was done und some prettv goals thrown
the climax being a brilliant one from the
field. When time was called the score was
S to 7 lu favor of tho Whites.
HIGHLAND PARK HAS WOE
Meets Second Drubbing: at Hands of
Creiahton MugKers, Who Pile
DES MOINES. May 11. (Special Tele-
run, W'ltK I. . 1. . .. .
pin,,,. ,,,111 tun hum iiiuuirifr uooui sero,
the C'reighton university team defeated the
crack Highland Park college Saturday by
ia to n. ine game was phenomenal In
this respect, that In the second liming tho
locals hit Welch for nine runs and yet the
visitors overcame this lead and won the
contest by terrilio hitting and clean field
Welch was succeeded by Ttucklln, who
pitched excellently. The locals nno.1 i.,ni
and Ellis, but both were hit unmercifully,
Dlneen, Lynch and Welch securing three-
baegers and O Keefe. Dlneen and ('nllnh-in
two-base hits. Crelghton's intleld nnd out-
nelil 1 worked like veterans und tho locals
were' blanked In six innings. In the elirhth
Highland tilled the bas-ri and It looked
hopetul, but tho steady work of the 'varsity
destroyed the locals' only hope.
Stolen bases were numerous and tho
visitors got the best of the numbers. This
Is Highland's second defeat In two yeu.ro.
tne otner ueing iaai wcck. oy Nebraska.
Score by innings: H.H.E.
Crelehtou .... 2 0 2 3 0 4 4 0 0 1.1 17 4
Highland 0 9 0 0 2 0 3 0 0-14 p) 5
Batteries: Cielghton, Welch, Kticklin und
O'Keefe; Highland Park, Paul, Kills and
Smith. Time: 2:20. Umpire: Chase Roo.
Richie and llnrtley Matched.
A twenty-round mill. Marquis of Queens
berry rules, has bn arranged to take
place between Johnnie Rlciiio of South
Omaha and Matt Hartley of Chicago at
the Red Light theater in South Omaha on
Friday night. May 23. Articles were signed
last night. The men will welh 1J2 pounds
nt 3 o'clock on the afternoon of the contest.
This match marks Richie's re-entry Into
tho ring, he having steadfastly abstained
since his victory over Oscar Gardner in
twenty rounds at the Red Light theater
.fwJ''l,l,,M,'J''J',HM,""ll",wMJ"'"'x-ff,g tl ''f"'erresaiTOr.
Emm liDiF i
Krewed ia plant at clean at die ckaiicit home kitchen !wyj cpsa to
mi vrp fii
For salo by oil
TAFT'S MISSION TO VATICAN
1 Goei to Secure Separation of Church nnd
I State in Philippines.
PURCHASE OF FRIAR LANDS THE SOLUTION
lll l.uirrniir of l-lnmls A 111 Stop
nt Rome on Return to Manila,
Aeconipanied ly Delegates
WASHINGTON, May 11. Governor Taft
today closed up his business here in con
nection with affairs in the Philippines and
left for Cincinnati, where he will attend
to some prlvato busineta prior to his de
parture for Manila. He will slop at Rome
In order to discuss the question of the
friars in the 1 hlllpplties with the authori
ties of the Vatican. He will be accoi.i
parted on his mission to Rome by Judfip
James F. Smith of the supreme court of
tho Philippines and Major John II. Porter of
the Judge advocate geueral's olllce. These
gentlemen were selected because of their
familiarity with the questions at issue.
Secretary Hoot this afternoon made the fol
lowing ofTici.il Btuleuicut lu regard to the.
mission to Home:
It has bun decided that Governor Taft
shall slop nt Home ill tlie course of III.-
return Journey to Manila for the purpose
of reaching. If possible, a friendly under
standing with the authorities having con
trol of the disposition of Hie property of
religious orders and other 1 liurch procrty
In the Philippines and laying Hie basis for
a settlement or the many property ques
tions which line resulted from the sepa
ration of church and state In the islands.
Of course, nothing can actually lie done
until congress has acted, but as the com
mittees of both houses have acted favor
ulily on the ciiinnilsslon's recommendations
for the purchase of fralr lands, it Is
thought best not to lose tlm opportunity
ntTorded by Oovernor Taft s presence in
Europe to hoin the negotiations and make
as much prom, ss as punsiiilc. so that they
may be readily closed up after congress
haa acted, If it does uct favorably.
Purchase of l.nnils.
This Is particularly desirable because the
nature of tho questions Is such that it Is
impossible to settle them bv negotiation
with tho frulrs themselves in the Philip
pines. The purchase of the friars' lands Is
the principal thing and the government
desires to accomplish this If cougfesa au
thorizes it, amicably. ,
There are finally other questions, how
ever, to be Settled, such lis the rlnhts to
property held for purposes of Instruction
and for charitable purposes, and the ri n li t
of tho church to land, the title to which is
now In the government, but on which are
buildings for religious purposes. Some of
these matters could be settled by the
courts, but It would require many years
und It Is very desirable to settle, them In a
speedy and friendly way.
l'rior to American occupation the church
and statu were so closely united and their
Interests so Interwoven that now when
they are separated It is very hard to tell
to whom the property, which was devoted
to their Joint uses under the former sys
tem, belongs It is hoped that when a full
understanding of the claims nnd views of
each Hide lias been reached and the facts
are fully understood all the questions exist
ing can be settled lu such a way as to
benellt both parties.
The object of this conference Is to secure
the separation of church and state, and It
would seem to be a condition precedent to
such a result. Governor Tufts errand is
not In any sens.- a diplomatic mission; it
is simply a business transaction with the
owners of property. The whole matter is
in Governor Tuft's hands, subject to such
action us may be taken on his part as gov
ernor. He will have the assistance of
Judge Smith, who Is returning with Gov
ernor Taft to his post of duty, and Major
John lliudhv Porter has been dcUilod to
act as a special secretary to the governor
until he has finished his work in Rome.
Any arrangement affected for tho pur
chase of the lands is subject to the ratifi
cation of congress, which must provide the
YALE DOWNS CALIFORNIANS
r.nstern Athletes Surpass Their West
ern Contestants In Dual Track
NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 11. The dual
track athletic meet Saturday on Yale field
between Yale und California universities
resulted In the score:
Yale, 8 0-6 points; California, 5 1-6 points.
Hy agreement the firsts only scored. In
the track events the Yale track athletes
were superior, but in tlie Held events tlie
advantage was partly with the visitors
because of the skill of I'law, who cap
tured the shot-put and hammer-throw
easily, Spraker was not entered for Yale
In the high or broad jumps. In tlie li it'll
Jump the two C'allfornluns tied with toe
Yule competitor und tlie point was divided,
two-thirds going to California.
In tho mile race Teal of Yalo and Red
will of California ran a deud race nnl
rather than mako them run It off the
judges declared that onu-half point should
count for each team. It was u close and
well run race, under adverse weuther con
ditions. In none of the events were the
men aide to do themselves justice, for a
cold, chilling broeue blew from the north
west across the Held.
Tho half-mile race was well run, Kane
taking the lead for three laps, with Serviss
of California following his pace closely.
Denting of Yale kept himself well in hand
until the turn of the last lap, when he
passed his compclitlora ami closed the gap,
winning from Kanu by u narrow margin
and from Serviss by fifteen feet. The wind
was blowing directly against them on the
spurt, und tho time, 2:4u:', was therefore
Yale's lose of the PO yards dash was a
surprise as Abadla was not expected to
beat either Moultou or Hargrave. Captain
Cadogan, who was not lu good condition,
pressed Ilargrave closely in tho Z- yards
dash, finishing a strong second. Results:
luo-yard dash: Abadia, California, won:
Moulton. Yule, second; Ilargrave, Yule,
third. Time: 0:10 2-5.
22)-yard dash: Ilargrave, Yale, won;
Cadogan, California, second; Arnsteln,
Vale, third. Time: ;3.
440-yard run: .Moulton, Yule, won; James,
Jjunter, laic, third. Time:
Doming, Yule, won; Kane,
Serviss, California, third.
One mile run:
Teal, Yale, and Redwlll,
Jacobus, Yule, third.
Frenchot, Yale, won;
second; Tlbbetts, Cull-
fornla. third. Tlmi!
California, won (dis
tance. 41 feet 4 Inches); Heck, Yale, second
40 feet 10 Inches: tiosa. Auk', third a feet
Pole vault: Preston. Yale, won (11 feet);
Pease, Yale, second (10 feet 9 Inches); Wil
cox, California, third (10 feet .1 Inches).
I Iaminer-throw : I'law, California, won
(14 feet 4 Inches); Heck, Yale, eminil
feel); Harris, Yule, third (110 feet Inches).
liroad jump: Fulton, Yale, won (Ti feet
3 inches); lliiBsey, California, second (J2
leet i' incnes); isoaman, iule, third (J2
feet l's Inches).
Jump: Powell and Check, California,
ofts sr..r jsss
Purest and Best
blauc Maogc, Lie.
firt - claa grocera
sod Jack. Yale, tied t 5 ' , , f men.-,
t'.irl point to ale, t .vo-thlrds jolnt to
C.i In ornlii.
l.'-v in, I hurdle: Cla p. Y lie, won; Cheek,
Ca ifomi i. s.-coail. Mi. burn, ale, third.
Tli-'c: e p; '..
:vnril huri'lc: Clapp. Yale, w-on; Cheek,
'a morula, second; ili"iu.is, Yale, third.
'Varsity Holds Olive Wrenth.
CRETE, Neb., May 11 -(Special Tele,
grain. t--l 'nl t r r. y of Nebraska and Doane
no I in dual track and field meet Saturday,
l'oano w is ill ir;'!ni by exact y the eanie.
score as last car. J.7 to .1 The meet whs
wl'nessed by a i.ire crowd of enthusiasts,
who wore delicti , i with the close linWhes
and exciting events. '1 be result was in
douot until the last event was finished,
ctu'li event N hit: hotly con'esled. Tin
slat-.' meet cons ticvt week at Lincoln
and another hot tight Is looked for. Re
sults: lotyard dash: plllsbnry, Nebraska, won;
Cort'in, loiino. second ; Ireland, lioanc,
third. Tlm-: :! .t-ft.
JJn-ynrd d ish: PlMshury, Nebraska, won;
Corttnt, I'oMiu. second, Ireland, lkuno,
third. Time: e:J.' l-.".
4n-y(,rd rua: Hewitt, Nebraska, won;
Moon, lioane, second; states, Nebraska,
third. Time: O.M .:-.".
Half-mile run: Li hnier. Nebraska, won;
Hansen. Hoaiic second: Muiulorf, Ne
braska, third. Time: 2:"N4-"i.
line mile run: Stat. s. Nebraska, won;
Mnndoif. N.'lo -iska, s c.-nd; l'iekerell.
I '..a ne. t iiirn. I line: l-
li't'-yard hurdles: Wendl and.
Don no, w on ;
Fulirer, Ii.ianc. second. II.
braska. third. Time: '".17.
22""-y.rd hurdles: Wvndlan.i. lioane, won;
llogenslck. Nebraska, s iond, l.ehnier, Ne
braska, third. Time: "2S 1-5.
I'.roa.l Jump: Tidball. lioane, won; IToKen
sick, Nt braska. second; Wt ndland, Loane,
third. Distance: J" feet S Inches.
Kittli Jump: Fuhrer, Dcine. won; Pills
bury, Nebraska, second: Carlson, Doane,
third, llcig'it: 5 feet lt" Inches.
Pole vault: Kellogg, .N. braska, won
height, M feet a Inches'); Ttdbill. Doane.
second 1 feet 2 Inches); Hogotislek. Ne
Shot-put: Plllsbnry. Nebraska, won;
Fn'irer. Domic, second; Rot knell. Doane,
third. Distance: ;!T. feet S" V, Inches
I lainnier-throw: Tobln, Nebraska, won;
AN tMHllauil, Doane, second; Vance, Doane,
third. Distance: 113 feet 1 Inch.
Movements of ocean Vessels, May lit.
At New York Sailed: Lahn, for Niples
am! Genoa; Kot tenia in, for Rotterdam via
Houlogne; Eiopia. for Glasgow; Lueanla,
for Liycrpo.il: Minnehaha, for I.oudon.
Arrived: Noordnni. from Rotterdam; (St.
Paul, from Southampton.
At HamburgArrived: Furst Hisronrck,
from New York.
At Southampton -Arrived: Grosser K",r
furst, from New York, for Itremen.
At CJuceiistoivn - Arrived: I'inbrln. frntn.
New- York, for Liverpool. Sailed: CymrlO,
from Liverpool, for New York.
At Plymouth Arrived: Pretoria, from
New York, for Cherbourg and Hamburg.
At Uverpool Sailed: Campania, for Norr
York; Tatirlo. for New York.
At Havre Sailed: La Tournlne, for New
for anybody !
Washington, D. C.
MAY It to 1.
flood returning till June 80.
Auto ONE FA UK PLUS (3.00 t
Minneapolis and Return
May IS, II, 30.
r ity in rii Kii
"Man wants but
little here below"
Said a inorbi J poet
long yer ago,
I'm prone to doubt
that an-ie nt aai;e
When I look ut 1 ha
Hee's great "Want
B 'FLORODORA'pANDS are
of same value as tags from
I 'star: 'horse shoe:
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