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TIIE Q3LAIIA DAILY BEEt MONDAY, MAY 20, 1002.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
rav1s sells drurs.
Stochert sells carpets and rugs.
WoIlmn, scientific optician. t B'way.
Leftert, eyesight specialist. 31 Broadway.
Fractal sale of photo frames. C. E. Alex
ander tt Co., 132 Broadway.
Take horn a brick cf Metsrer's See
cream. Vaiilla. 2Sc; Neopolltan, iSc.
Inauranoe a- a"lirie stoves, absolutely safe.
Cole-Ilrelsford Hardware company, 11 South
Refrlgerstors and Ice cream freesers.
Cole-Brelslord Hardware company, 41 South
Remember we are headquarters for t'n
and furnace work. C'ole-Breleford Hard
ware company, 41 South Main street.
House cleaning; dore. it is time now t.i
st a piano at Bour'.clus Music House, 3S
Lroadwsv. Where the organ stands upon
A motion for a new trial in the suit of
Ernest Klopplng- airalnst Hans Peterson
filed in the district court Saturday.
Fourteen criminal cases have been listed
for the consideration of the grand Jury
which will rutonvrne Monday morning.
A marrlaire license was Issued yesterday
to John G. Ppatx. seed ZS, and Catherine
8. Stein, aped 2&. both from Heading, Pa.
John Wallah reported to the police yes
terday the theft ot a quantity of carpenter
tools from a building on Oakland avenue
on which he was working.
Williams" photo studio removed to ground
floor, opposite postomre. on Sixth street.
Every sire end style of photographa at
bout half price. Nothing; cheap, but the
The teachers of the city schoole enjoyed
their annual picnic at Lake Manawa Sat
urday afternoon. They occupied two spe
cial cars placed at their service by the
Lton't forget that we have a big selec
tion of croquet sets and also remember that
we sell them at a reasonable figure. Tour
Investigation will decide that. Petersen 4
1st hoening, Mernam block.
Its a pleasure to mow your yard If vou
have the right kind of a lawn mower. Have
you seen that light running, ball-bearing,
keen cutting machine at Petersen A
Schoenlng's? It beats em all.
No use to figure how cheap you can buy
hardware when you want to build. Just
leave your order at Peterfsn A gchoening s
nd you can sleep peacefully that your
hardware bill will be the lowest that any
lirm can make it.
The finance committee of cltitens ap
pointed by Abe Lincoln post. Grand Army
cf the Kepubllc, to secure funds for the
memorial exercises started out soliciting
Bslurday, and by evening bad secured the
full amount needed.
There is no art In buying a hammock If
you go to the right place. It is to your
Interest to so to Petersen ft Behoenlnaj s
when you want one. They laugh competi
tion In the face when It cornea to ham
xnocka. both In styles and prices.
From now on it will tax the wita of the
people to figure out how to keel cool. The
first step in the right direction Is to pur
chase a refrigerator at Petersen ft Schoen
Ing'a. They have what one might term the
only one that gtvea universal satisfaction.
Mrs. M. L. 'Williams of Madison avenue
was called to Perry, la., yesterday by the
Illness of her father, James Johnston, who
left Council Bluffs Friday for Chicago, but
was obliged to leave the train at Perry.
Mr. Johnston's condition was reported to
be roost serious.
Hssel Irene, Infant daughter of Mr. and
Vr F. Mauer. 2:12 Harrison street, died
tturday, aarerf 2 months and 11 daye. j
The runerai. wnicn win oe private, wiu vw
Monday afternoon at t:M o clock from the
residence and Interment will be In Fair
William Donaldson, who was reported
missing from his home since Monday, was
In Omaha Friday, where Mra. Fremont
Henjamln of thla city met and talked with
him. Mrs. Benjamin at the time wae not
ware that the police had been asked by
his family to assist In locating him.
The motion for a new trial In the per
sonal Injury damage suit of Howard Ains
.worth against the motor company waa sub
mitted to Judge Wheeler in the district
-c-eurt Saturday and taken under advlse
ment bv him. Ainsworth recently secured
" a verdict of ILIO against the motor com
pany. Mrs. Alice 1 Patterson, living east ot
Osklsnd. this county, was committed to
Bt. Bernard's honlll yesterday by the
commissioners on insanity, ner conauiun
is due to overwork in nursing one of her
children, who was critically in for several
weeks. Her physical as well as her mental
condition Is serious.
It would take a page or more of thht
fisper to go on and describe the Immense
Ine of furniture and house furnishings at
Petersen ft Scboenlng'a. They invite every
conservative buyer to look over their stock
snd stand ready for the verdict when they
get through as to the quality of goods
and economical prices.
Lew Ketter snd T. W. Schults were ar
rested Saturday afternoon on complaint
of gam Goldberg, who charg-ed them with
disturbing the peace. Ketter and Schults
are sewing machine agents snd had trou
ble with Goldberg over a machine they
had sold him. It is alleged that they as
saulted Mra. Goldberg during the contro
versy. They gave bonds for their appear
ance In police court Monday.
Plumbing and seating. Bixby ft Sob.
Beatea aa Rotebea by Ceaspaalama.
FrlU Groth. a railroad laborer, was beatea
Into Insensibility and robbed by three com
anions la the Milwaukee railroad yards at
an early hour Saturday morning. As soon
as he recovered consciousness he reported
the matter to the police and his three assail
ants, who gave their names as Mike Sbee
han., Mike Foley and John Plumb, were
shortly after arrested. The money stolen
from Groth was found in their possession.
Groth lives in Omaha and was on his way
Jiome from Marlon. la., where he had been
working on the railroad. As a matter of
'economy he was traveling by the boxcar
route. The three men who assaulted and
robbed him were his companions In the
car. Groth was severely beaten and bis right
rye was nearly gouged out ot the socket.
City . Physician Houghton was called and
attended to his Injuries at the police sta
tion. When taken before Judge Scott la
police court the three men waived examina
tion and were bound over to the grand Jury,
which will meet Monday. Ia default of
ball,, which was placed at $300 each, they
were committed to the county Jail. Fabey
and Bbeeban claim' to be from Chicago.
Tahey gave his address in thst city as 4321
'Kenrle avenue, while Eheehan said his was
!1M West Thirty-eighth place. Plumb said
his homo was at 1601 English avenue. In
Davis 'sells paint.
lasjaeat Scaalse, Msalsy.
Coroner Treyaor, who returned from Dea
Moines yesterday morning, will hold an In
quest over Robert P. Schulie. the man
ran -down and killed la the Northwestern
yards Friday night, at IS o'clock a onlay
morning. Schulse had been working on
an extra grading gang and was headed for
Miesoari Valley, where his pay check bad
been sent by mistake, when bs met bis
death. In n memorandum book found on
him was written the name of It. P. Schulse.
1124 Fourth -avenue, Molina. 111. or Chicago.
Also a note requesting that if anything
happened to the owner to notify L. F. Von
Dilobek, No. 4 jLoeck"-trasse, Los beck.
Gravel roonag. A. H. Read. Ml Broadway.
It. T. Plumbing Cex. taWphaoe Kft.
Davis sells (taaa. .
' CITS CLSAaET ' '
Dyed eat preset a. Special attention
given ladles' garment. Aaso chenille
curtains neatly cleaned, drsd and
t ressed. 'Phone L-C1L Iowa Steam Dye
v oraa. an tsrutdwey.
(accessor ta W. C Estop)
s M riCAgU. TaVKKT. TkaM 7.
SOCIAL EVENTS OF THE WEEK
Weaallans Past and Prospective Far
Blsb F for Talk la the
The Evening Whist club met Friday
evening with Mrs. A. T. Elwell.
Mr. and Mrs. John Plumer have removed
from I lrst avenue to their new home on
The regulsr musical of the Derthlck club
will be siren Monday evening at Royal Ar
S. J. Cook, a former resident of Council
Bluffs, now living In Atlanta, Ga., Is in the
city visiting friends.
Mrs. Edward Murphy of Omaha Is visit
ing her parents. Mr. and Mrs. James Wick
ham of Franklin avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hoffmayer have
taken up their residence at the Stork cot
tage on Harrison street.
The marriage of Mr. Francis of Omaha
and Miss Hoagland of thla city will occur
the early part of the month.
Mrs. Thomas B. Metcalf snd mother left
the latter part of the week for Ohio, where
they will spend the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rsckrider of Racine,
Wis , are guests of Mr. and Mra. F. J.
Joehrendt of Knepper street.
Mrs. E. A. Rlsser of Mill street enter
tained at cards Friday and Saturday after
noon. Fifty g-uests were In attendance.
Mrs. T. M. Hopkins of Dubuque is visit
ing her sunt, Mrs. L. B. Cousins This Is
the first time tbey have met In thirty-four
The Every Thursday club held Its reg
ular meeting Thursday morning at the
home of Mrs. Emmet Tlnley of South
Mrs. J. Mlltonberger snd Mrs. 8. D
Whiting of Lincoln Neb., are guests of
their sister, Mra. W. 8. Cass of tt. West
Mrs C. Petersen and daughter. Miss
Christine, will leave Thursdav for CtAmr
Fals to sttend the graduating exercises of
junt oiiiic ngrmil college.
H. Beswlck Is the guest of his brother.
Captain O. E. Beswick. He has been at
tending the encampment of the Nebraska
Grand Army of the Republic In Omaha.
The members of the literature depart
ment of the Council Bluffs Woman's club
were entertained Thursday afternoon at
the home of Miss Dickey of Benton street.
Dr. H. C. Deetken returned yesterday
from Chicago, where he graduated from
the College of Physicians and Surgeons of
the medical department of the University
The Tuesday Euchre club was enter
tained the last week at the home of Mrs
Walter gpooner. Prises at cards were
won by Mrs. K. A. McKosson and Mrs
The snnual election of the officers of the
Ideal club, which was set for Tuesday
afternoon, haa been indefinitely postponed
owing to the absence of the president, Mrs
Thomas B. Metcalf.
The members of the boarding; department
of 8L Francis" academy held the annual
picnic at Falrmount park Tuesdav after
noon. Owing to the heavy rainfall the
party was obliged to return to the city
early In the evening.
The members of the Orpheus club gave
a delightful concert at the Broadway
Methodist church Thursdav evening The
club, which is under the direction of Mrs
Margaret Dillon, numbers about twenty
five. Mrs. Elmer Doolittle was the hostess at
a card party given at her home on First
avenue yesterday afternoon In honor of
Mrs. L. H. Greer, who will leave soon to
make her home in the eastern part of the
The marriage of Edgar Scott or Omaha
and Miss Ellen Dodge, daughter of Mr
and Mrs. N. P. Dodge, will occur at St.
Paul's Episcopal church Wednesday even
ing at 8 o'clock. The ceremony will be
followed by sn informal reception to be
fven at the home of General Dodge from
Mla Nellie Edwsrds, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles W. Edwards, lino Fifth
avenue, was married Tuesday morning at
St. Peter's church to John Stelnhofel of
this city, Rev. Father Thomas officiating.
Miss Nolan waa bridesmaid and John
Bprlnk acted as best man. Following the
ceremony at the church a wedding break
fast was given at the residence of the
bride's parenta. Mr. and Mrs. Stelnhofel
have taken up their residence ma Of
Avenue B, where they will be at homo to
their friends after June L
Attack Powtooa Brldsje Property.
The property of the South Omaha Pon.
toon Bridge and Ferry company on tbo Iowa
Bias or ui river was attached Saturdav
bv the sheriff under an action brought by
. a. watklns ft Co.. In the district enurt
hero to recover t2.S26.17, claimed to be due
for lumber and other merchandise. The
property attached consisted of seven nnn.
toon boats, a quantity cf loose lumber, wire
came, culidinn. including a bunkhouse,
cookhouse, blacktmlthshon and a enverad
dance platform, and all the other fixtures
ana property of the company on the bank
of the Missouri near the east fww Unin.
In Lewie township, Pottawattamie county.
Rallroaft Maa Haa Aran Crashed.
M. J. Sturrecka waa hrourfct in ah ft,
Rock Island Saturdav afternoon from Mln.
den with a badly Crushed arm, the result of
a railroad accident. He waa taken to the
Woman's Christian Association hnsnlt.t
where it was found necessary to amputate
nis arm near the ahoulder. He rallied from
the shock, but his condition last night was
said to be serious. Sturrecks Is a railroad
laborer and aald his boms was in Columbus.
Neb. He has a brother, Peter 8turrecks,
living on North Twentv-elrhih atraet
Omaha, but was unable to give the hos
pital attendants the number of the bouse.
Real Batata Transfers.
These transfers were Bled yesterday In
ths abstract, title and loan office of J. W.
Squire, 101 Pearl street:
Heirs of A. R. Prentice to Adsm A.
Prentice, nV sew W-7&-M. and part
sV, se sei lJ-76-44. w. d 1,407
Same to same, part nwV J5-7S-4,
q. c. d ; i
Ells Jane Hey wood to Denver
Hough, lots I to la, block 111, Cres
cent, w. d Ii
Mary E. Calvin to Edna Edrar. lot ii'
block L Gates' add to Oakland, w.d. So
Total, four transfers iTw
CORN BELT EDITORS MEET
Held Klwth Aasasl Seaslaa at Leasers
and Haas OBJeei-s far Ea.
IJE MARS. Ia. May 15. (Special.) Ths
ninth annual meeting of the Corn Belt Edi
torial association was held ia this city
Thursday and Friday. Hon. E. W. Cald
well, mayor of Sioux City, gare an address
at the opera house Thursday. Friday a
business seaaloa waa held and a number of
papers read and discussed. , The visiting
editors were given a drive over the city ia
the evening and a banquet followed.
The next meeting of the association will
bs held la SlOux City.
The following officers were elected: Ferd
Relrhmsan. La Mara, president E. W.
Caldwell, Eloux City, secretary; D. O. Stone,
RELIEF FOR THE SUFFERERS
Tkree Tkssusi Dallas Raised ta
Aid Vietlaas at Sever
D ECO RAH, la.. May ti (Special Tele-
gram.) A citizens' fuad for the sufferers
has been raised amounting to U.O0 aad
the philanthropic work Is still la progress.
Ths total loss by Wednesday's flood la se
ll mated at from tSOO.M to 1300.000.
Two hundred students fro at Luther col
legs have voluntarily Joined the ranks at
tnose who are clearing the town of the
debris. Train service is still Impossible
ad mall, freight and passengers are cea
eyed overland to Calmer, twelve miles
aistaau - -
MEMORIAL DAT IN SCHOOLS
Bute Superintendent Appel for Better
Observance of the Day.
EXPENSE IN COLLATERAL TAX CASES
The "Bey Marderer" la Fladtag Free
das Pleasant Dea Molae Hotel
Proprietors May Be flaed
Rablea Assess; Stock.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, May . (Special.) State
Superintendent Barrett has Issued a cir
cular to the teachers and educators of the
stats urging upon them the genersl ob
fervsnce of Memorial day next week. He
refers to the special day programs which
have been prepared for the use of the
schools on that day and to the dste ot Me
morial day. "In all ages and among all
people the memory of the heroic dead has
been revered," he saya. "Memorial day
should forever find a place in our educa
tional life, and be sacredly observed by all
teachers, pupils and cltitens. The safety
of our republic Is to be found In the In
telligence and patriotism of the common
people. Cpoa them we must rely for pro
tection in every emergency."
Collateral Tax Qaestloa.
Attorney Genersl Mullan has rendered an
opinion in answer to questions of State
Treasurer Gllbertaon in the matter ot fees
In collateral Inheritance tax cases. He
holds that the additional compensation al
lowed an executor or administrator ot an
estate beyond that allowed by law Is not
a debt which should be deducted from the
estste before the computing of the col
lateral Inheritance tax. The additional
compensation is that allowed when on an
order of court there is intervention. Both
the present s Homey general and his pre
decessor have held that only taxes due
prior to the death of the testator may be
deducted from the estate before applying
the collateral tax.
Wesley Elklaa la Happy.
Wesley Elklns, the Clayton county "boy
murderer," who waa paroled from the peni
tentiary on a resolution passed by the
legislature, has written to friends here that
be Is now living quietly in Mount Vernon,
Is., that he hat a comfortable home with
Prof. Harla'n of Cornell college, who was
largely instrumental in securing his parole,
that be hat been at work earning tome
money, the first he ever earned, as be was
only 11 years old when he was sent to the
penitentiary, and he Is preparing to take
up a line of study preparatory to entering
S a areas a Coarl Derlsloas.
The following are the decisions rendered
todsy by the Iowa supreme court:
Susan Brown against City of Cedar
Rapids, appellant; Linn county. Judge
Thompaon- action to enjoin opening of
streets; affirmed; opinion by Waterman.
William Peacock, appellant, against Ellxa
Oleason: Plymouth county. Judge Wake
fleid; action for services In drilling a well;
affirmed; opinion by Ladd.
8. A. Hoyt. appellant, against Chicago,
Milwaukee ft 8t. Paul Rallwav; Sac
county, Judre El wood; condemnation pro
ceedings; affirmed; opinion bv Deemer.
George W. McDonald against Sarah O.
McDonald, appellant; Linn county. Judge
Trelchler; divorce; modified and affirmed;
opinion by Sherwln.
State agalnet Ellsworth Berger and Wil
liam Phllllpa, appellanta; Mahaska county.
Judge Scott; conviction for robbery: af
firmed per curiam.
Henry Slothower against MeFarland
Grain Company, appellant; Guthrie county.
........ , .c.OTTu, vpiuiun oy Aic-
PrevaJeae f Rablea.
Reports COme tO the Stats Tftrrinlrlm
that rabies is already prevalent among
herds of livestock in various parts cf the
ttate. a deputy state veterinarian waa
sent to Greene county where it was found
mat me csme on the farm of J. 8. Ander
son were afflicted. A number of dogt had
been seen on the farm and a few days ago
the young cattle acted strangely. Investi
gation ahowed that they had the rablea.
The veterinarian ordered the affected ani
mate killed as soon as the disease de
veloped. Eight bead of cattle hare been
The following incorporation papers wera
filed with the secretary of state:
Express Publishing company. Red Oak
capital. 112,500; by T. D. Murphy and Wil
Antlartf In I - rv i .1 . ,
sourl alley; capital. HO.uOO; by J. B. Lyon
and nth.r. '
Central Loan and Improvement company;
lord and others.
Coaaty B( ctest.
A county neat contest In Worth
has come to an early ending. Kensett, a
town near tbo center of the county, sought
to get the county seat from N'orth.nn ...a
obtained signatures to a petition for re
moval, ids number of names arunit ...
1.621. but In the investigation today this
was ent down to l85. whlls Nortbwood
presented to the board of supervisors a
remonstrance signed by 1.582 persons. Ths
special election to vote on the question of
relocation will therefore not be held. A
similar contest is likely to occur In Ring
gold county, where the people will next
week vote on a proposition to borrow money
to build a courthouse, but this is compli
cated with a movement for removal of the
county aeat from ML Ayr.
rialaa Aa-alast m Hotel.
It Is learned bers that H. N. SUllman and
Ben Wallace of Waterloo, bankers, who
were tn sttendsnos at the State Bankers'
convention last week in Pes Moines, con
template a suit for heavy damages sgalnst
ths managmement cf the Klrkwood "house In
les Moines for being forcibly ejected from
a room at an unseemly hour at night. They
ciaim tney paid for their room in ad
vance and bad retired and at a lata hour
they were ordered to vacate and on their
refusal they were put out at the point ot
a revolver. They laid the matter before
the bankers association, but no action was
takes. Ths hotel managers laJm their
ttory is greatly exaggerated and that the
trouble was due entirely to a mistake.
THIRD JURY CONVICTS IRWIN
Callty f Harder f Oscar Miller, Mali.
- imm ead Caavleted. Wall
Oaa Is Cleared.
CLAJUNTJA. Ia., May 15 (Special Tele
gram.) After being out all night the Jury
la the Page county district court early yes
terday returned a verdict finding Wesley
Irwin guilty of murder la tba second de
gree for the death of Oscar K. Miller. He
Is ths second person found thus guilty for
Miller's desth, while one of the three al
leged to have been together la ths crims
Vaaartk ksaastk keletaa.
ELDORA. Ia.. May Special.)
Whlls work men t were sinking: a well near
Shannon City they unearthed the skeleton
remains ot a mammoth animal which some
what resembles ths Americas bit. The
men first d Is covered petrified logs, fossils,
coral and athar limestone formations be
fore tbey struck the strata which contained
the bones of the mammoth. The akail It
very largs and thick aad the boms, which
pre trade nearly sic vise from the band.
are over fourteen inches in circumference
at the base. Scientists who have examined
the skeleton say that It Is a magnificent
specimen of the Boa genus and Inhabited
the earth at a very early period of the
BOY KILLED JJY MOTOR CAR
Little Fellew at Fart Do-da Falls
fader Wheels aad Meets
FORT PODGE. Is.. Msy 25. (SpecisI Tel
rgrsm.) Johnnie Hanley, 4-year-old eon of
John Hanley, a laboring man of this city,
was run over and Instantly killed by
street car last evening.
The boy was rolling a hoop and wat
struck while trying to cross the track ahead
cf the car. The wheels of the car passed
over bis head.
Iowa Stale Stsa Xetee.
Fairfield has a yw-foot electric light
tower which bids fair to exterminate all
the birds In the vicinity. The cltitens
cleim that after a foggy night dead birds
are picked up at the loot of the tower by
At the funeral of Mrs. Mary Ann King, a
pioneer resident of Cedar Rapids, six
gentlemen acted aa pallbearera who were
active pallbearers at the funeral of her
husband forty-eight years ago. Mra. King
came to Cedar Kapldt In from Penn
sylvania. Mayor Brenton of Pes Moines has always
been a care-free Individual, but his offi
cial experience Is likely to give him plenty
to worry over. He and some of his police
officers have been sued for no.OOW because
some bloodhounds they had tracking
chicken thieves went to the home of re
spectable cltitens, and the latter are so
much hurt In feelings thst they consider
their damage worth the above amount.
Itess and Jesse Brundage, children of 14
snd 12 years of age, reapectlvely, appeared
before Justice Sloan In Cedar Rapids and
pleaded guilty to the charge of assault
and battery which was preferred against
them by L. I. Wagner. Sentence was sus
pended during good behavior, but the Jus
tice announced that should any further
complaint be made papers will be sent to
tne superior court lor reform school pro
ceedings. The partially burned remains of a new
born babe have been found in the woods
rear Hamilton. Nearby was an empty
beer bottle In which had been kerosene. A
band of movers had been camped near the
place a few days ago, and It is supposed
that the baby was killed shortly after It
was born by pouring oil on the rsgs and
clothing In which the Infant was wrapped
and then setting the pile on fire. It is not
known in what direction the campers went.
The coroner has been called to the place
and the officers will make an effort to ap
prehend the parties, who cannot be more
than seventy-five or 100 miles distant.
During a fit of Jealous rage Mrs. Lysis
Russell of Oltumwa attacked Miss Gladys
Lsmkln with a dirk on the streets of that
city, cutting her victim's clothing to shreds
snd seriously. If not fatally, wounding
her. Mrs. Russell is in Jail awaiting the
outcome of Miss Lamkln's Injuries. Miss
Lamkln stopped Mrs. Russell's husband on
the afreet and made an Inquiry regarding
the progress of a trial now on In the dis
trict court. From a window in her resi
dence Mrs. Russell saw the action, and
grabbing a dirk she dashed from the house
snd made a furious onslaught upon Mlas
Lamkln. in a few momenta Miss Lamkln
fell, suffering from several severe gaahea
and but for the timely interference of Mail
Carrier John Hughes would probably have
suffered more severely. She was taken to
the hospital, and Mrs, Russell wss lodged
A little child was almost miraculously
saved from death by the engine crew of
Keokuk ft Western passenger train No. i
The train was bearing northward at high
speed when It approached what Is known
as the Rock Island crossing, near Prole
and slackened up per regulations. 'When
the train was near the crossing the engi
neer was horrified to find a little tot peace
fully sested on the crossing, entirely ob
livious of danger. He applied the air
brakes as quickly as possible snd reversed
the throttle bringing the trains speed
down ss rapidly aa possible, but still the
little one waa In danger of being ground
under the wheels before the train could be
stopped by Engineer Harry Montgomery.
Realising this the fireman leaped from the
cab aa the train approached the crossing
Ji..Clmei to .v8lower. pac nA funning
forward along the tracks swung the HttlS
pnf., ?m d""1" Jt ss the engine trucks
rattled over the croaslng. The brave act
of the fireman. Harry Caldwell, aupple-
v'ed'ntetlld',glHf,!r' PrWnCe f mrnd'
COMMENTS OF THE IOWA PRESS.
Plenty of grass and corn, and plenty of
grass and corn means cheaper beefsteak
and more of It and there you are! Plenty
rf.-.r.Ln men" Plenty of everything
else that goes to make up the necessities
or existence. The copious showers thst are
falling these days are all right.
R.lff JTibva- A Guthrie county farmer
went into town the other day and did aome
i;-"'"" " iorc wnicn naa a phonograph.
door as he heard the music, "There comes
a brass bsnd and I left the mules untied!"
Mason Jourr.sl: We ere glad the Board
of Education adopted the Joumal'a sug
gestion and will have a regular old-fashioned
commencement at the opera house.
All the class orations will be delivered from
the rostrum. It bests having some celebrity
come and tell us what the scholars should
do. Let them tell It themselves, then the
patrons of the school know what they have
been taxed for the past decade.
Pes Moines Capital: You can't lose the
Iowa man. Ubiquity, resourcefulness, get-there-activity,
seem In largest measures to
be his cardinal characterlatica. The Wash
ington Post Is authority for the story to
the effect that a man named Johnson was
s candidate for a consulship, and the Iowa
delegation were backing him for the place.
They finally found a vacancy to which the
president promised to appoint their candi
date. Thereupon. Mr. Johnson went to the
State department to undergo the usual ex
amination aa to his ntneaa. He had no
trouble until he reached the sixth question:
"How many Hessians came to thla countrv
to fight for the English T" Johnson didn't
know, but he did not propose to be left
entirely. This is whst he wrote for sn
answer: "A great many more came than
ever went back."
Cedar Rapids Republican: That the Iowa
building at 8t Louie ahall be a corn palace
la an idea that seems to be meeting with
great favor. Corn la king and If this fact
can be brought out with due distinctness
it would do Iowa no harm. But if the corn
Idea Is to be the central one at the Iowa
building It ought to be made ro prominent
that It will attract the attention of the
world. There Is no plant In the world thst
can be rut to so many usee as the corn
plant. It supplies hundreds of wants and
the end Is not yet of mick uses. For in
stance, it may eventually be found that
cornstalka can be turned into paper. There
la now a crying need of some fibre plant
that the papermakers can Ub. since the
timber lands are becoming scarcer. Iowa
haa never had a more distinct idea em
bodied in an exposition than the old Sioux
City corn palaces. It ia one of the few
thlnga that are remembered. All the state
fairs an forgotten, but the corn palaces
are still remembered and still talked of.
The com palace at the PL Louis exposition
Is at least worth thinking over and talking
about. Nor Is it s small distinction to be
the com state of the union, for corn Is the
foundation of what may be termed the beat
prosperity of the nation the cattle and
hogs, as well as the more direct products
of the modern king ot cereals.
YOUNG KING RIVAL FOR KAISER
Already a ' Aecaaaplished Llagaist,
Matheasatlrlaa aad Clas
(Copyright. 190 by Preas Publishing Co.)
PARIS, May 25. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Apropos of
ths coronation of "Alphonso XIII a French
Journalist calls attention to the fact that
the boy king of Spain will cut no small
figure among the accomplished sovereigns
of Europe, not excepting the erudite kaiser.
He has already given proof of his fluency
tn Italian. English. French and German
by the graceful reply bs made to each of
the forelgu ambassadors, each in bis own
tongue. He has read ths ancient classics,
but his favorite Is Horace, seveial of
whose odes he haa translated late Spanish.
Besides this ths young king it a remarka
ble - mathematician and an excellent de
algner. It only remains to ask whsa shall
we have bis first oratorio or bis first
UaSedt , .
- " fui ug a cynnaer containing
one of Sousa s marches snd started up the
machine, "Gosh all hemlock!'' cried the
farmer, iumntnsr un turl mkin. k.
PEACE IS NOT YET CERTAIN
Indication! Great Britain Has Bmt t
Coimtei Proposal to ths Boers.
KING ACTIVE IN THE NEGOTIATIONS
Said ta Have Ferred Thesa roa aa
lawllllaa; Cabinet aad Reserved
(Copyright. 111, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Msy . (New Tork World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Peace or war
Is still banging in the balance. The op
timistic predictions Indulged In here must
be taken aa colored by intense anxiety to
end a war which bat only been fraught
with humiliation, and if continued may pos
sibly even now end In overwhelming de
test. The World correspondent Is about to
say that the main points of difference were
to fixing a time limit for the establish
ment of Boer autonomy, the Immediate re
storing of their rights to the Dutch in Cape
Colony, the using of the cable to consult
ths Boer leaders In Hollsnd and the formal
embodying of the terms ultimately agreed
upon Into an Instrument signed by both
Ths British csblnet baa already refused to
content to the firtt part of these proposals
and If. as rumored. It la confirmed there
was a refusal yesterday, then the chances of
peace are seriously Jeopardised.
From hints let fall however, from min
isterial quarters. It Is probable that counter
proposals affording a baals for a compromise
were forwarded. , At and rate. It It clear
that as the ministers have returned to the
country for the week they do not expect
to answer until next week.
One feature of the sttustlon making for
peace It the active participation in the
negotiations by the king.
Colonial Secretary Chamberlain remained
in London at the king's request to communi
cate all the news Immediately on Its ar
rival. The king wants pesce at almost any
cost and It it now known that the overtures
from Lord Kitchener which Induced ths
Boer leaders to come tn. were the result
of a determined pressure by the king on an
If It Is peace It will be the klng'a peace,
snd the World correspondent learnt that
the king bat signified hit desire to make
known personally to the nation the result
of the negotiations If possible. The form
these communications should take Is still
undecided, but probably It would be a mes
sage to both houses of Parliament.
Superhuman efforts are being made to
keep the secret, so thst the king shall not
RESUME OF HUMBERT SWINDLE
Wo ma. Rapports Migsllettt
a the Streaajth of Myth,
leal Fort a e.
(Copyright 1KB, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Msy 25. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) In connection
with the famous Humbert swindle case,
which Is engrossing sll Paris, an Interesting
resume of the family, particularly ot the
central figure of this fantastic romance,
Mrs. Humbert, Is given by the Echo de
Psrlt. This woman, who bat for years
supported such magnificent stylo on the
strength of the mythlcsl Crawford fortune,
of which she wst supposed to be trustee,
wis a Mils. D'Auvtgnac, Ebe was born In
Toulouse In 1850, of a modest family of
small merchants. Her mother kept a no
tion ahop In th tamo house that M. Hum
bert, pere, then ft professor of the faculty
of lew. occupied. Neighborly relations
brought on ths marriage between the son
and Mile. D'Auvlgnac. The father aban
doned the Instruction In law for politics,
where he msde a magnificent fortune rap
Idly. His son snd daughter-in-law shared
It, The father wat elected deputy and did
not delay to become minister. Ho was a
member ot the Fallleres combination, where
he received the portfolio of Justice (Jsnusry
JO-August 12. 1681). This passing to the
chancellory procured for htm the eminent
pott of the president of the court accounts.
Naturally he remarked the suddenly ac
quired wealth of hit nation. Some say be
was wholly Ignorant of its source. Others
thst he was the first organizer of the
scheme. M. Humbert belonged to that first
group of political men who governed France
from 1873 to 1885. An active Freemason,
he played an important role. He was
closely linked with M. Henri Brlsaon. who
appears to have remained faithful to their
friendship since the evening before fils de
parture for Marteillea.
When the Crawford case came on the
tapis be bad withdrawn into the court of
accounts and confided to some of hit col
league the marvelous fortune that had
befallen his daughter-lnlaw, feigning sur
prise aad emotion.
His son plsyed In Ufa snd In the affair
a minor role, although an important one,
since bs gave to bis wlfs necessary marital
authorisation for innumerable acts ths
passed to the aotariea. He was deputy
and exhibited at the anion. The stsr part
belonged to Mme. Humbert, It was she
who conducted the affair. It was she who
gave to ths family ths necessary pride to
command credit for it In the world. She
was never pretty nor elegant. Ebe ordered
her toilets from the best dressmakers of
Paris and paid her bills without regarding
the details. Her greatest display of luxury
was her residence, on ths Avenue ds la
Grande Armee, bought but not paid for
of the Count Branlckl tor 1400.000 francs,
and ber Chateau Des Faux Vlvet, situated
near Fontalnebleau. In the Hotel do la
Grande Armee, furnished with rare fortune
and pictures by old masters (copies, it it
clslmed), Mme. Humbert hsvlng sold the
originals, she gave receptions where the
greater part of social Parlt crowded. At
Fsux Vires they hunted.
Mme. Humbert bed one of the best boxes
of the opera, having borne it away tri
umphantly from the Greek minister, M.
Del Ysnnls. To be charitable was part of
ber program. Ehs gsvs liberally to two
brothers, who were but figureheads in ths
affair. Mme. Humbert declared that the
Crawfordt were inimical to ber because
she refused te marry one of them.
WANT THE PRINCE TO EXPLAIN
Dahlia Gersaaas Are Barely OaTeaded
t the Saab They Re
ceived, LONDON, May 25. Ths visit of Prince
Henry of Prussia to Dublin and bis refusal
to receive a deputation of Germane created
a rumpus. It la said, which shows no signs
of abating. Ths address Included the sig
nature of Count von Etc! berg and two well
known German artists, while ths professor
ot German at Trinity college, Dublin, acted
One of the members of the delegation is
Quoted as saying:
"One would naturally have expected that
as tn New York one ot the first thoughts
of the prince and bis raptaias would have
been to shske bands with countrymen dom
iciled ta Ireland."
The Irish Times, the government organ,
expresses ths bops thst some satisfactory
explanation will be forthcoming, "for on
the face of It. ths prince's treatment of bit
fellow countrymen compares very unfavor
ably with the almost undignified stability
he displayed during bis visit t fh I'aited
CORBIN ANDTHE INVITATION
Adjataat GeaeraJ Mistaken Oenaaa
OHrer'a I tterasee, bat 'the
BERLIN. Msy 25. Another mltunfler
standlng bat arisen from the conversation
that General von Plessen had with Adjutant
General Corbln when Admiral Prince Henry
of Prussia visited Washington.
General von Plessen said courteously:
"Wo should be delighted to hare yon sea
General Corbln replied: T should cer
tainly be rourh pleased to go."
General Corbln's Impression, as It now
appears, was that this waa an invitation
for the September maneuvers.
General von Plessen seems ' to bsvo
thought nothing more ot It until announce
ment was received from the I'd 1 ted States
that Generals Corbln. Wood aad Toung
would bs designated to attend the
maneuvers. This newspaper psragraph was
followed by a cabled statement that the
War department May 10 had formally given
these officers lesve to sttend.
Invitations to the maneuvers Is Emperor
William's prerogative, and the foreign mili
tary officers are bis personal guests. Ths
custom always baa been for his majesty to
pay the traveling expenses of the Invited
officers in Germany, aad he lodges, mounts
and entertains them. Nsturally General
von Plessen cannot invite anyone to be ths
emperor's guest, though quits properly be
csn suggest this.
It la understood that Von Plessen. since
the publication of the War department's
action, has done so and Emperor William
doubtless will b quite ready to act on the
suggestion. But the inventions are not
yet sent. The regular time for issuing
Invitation! is the end of June.
THE XATTRAL BRIDGE.
Project t Create a Rational Park la
Representative Flood of Virginia, whose
district embraces Rockbridge county and
other mountainous territory, Introduced a
bill In conarress last week providing for the
purchase of Natural Bridge by the national
government and the development of the
land Just about the bridge into a national
park. Like every one else In the stste,
Mr. Flood regards the Natural Bridge
as the equal of Niagara Falls, and looks
upon It as a wonderful work of nature
which should belong to the government
and be Jealously guarded. In this he has
the hearty support of many representa
tives from other sections of the country
and the entire Virginia delegation.
In one of the house galleries, when Mr.
Flood walked to the speakers desk and
preeented his bill, was one of his constitu
ents, who lives near the bridge. Charles H.
Paxton. The latter was aa deeply, inter
ested In the measure as Mr. Flood. "lP
In Rockbridge." he aald to a reporter for
the Washington Star, "the Natural Bride
Is estimated as one of the most Interesting
things in Virginia. Jefferson, who was its
first owner, spoke of it as a famous place
that will draw the sttentlon of the world.'
John Marshall called It 'God's greatest
miracle In stone." Clay said It was "a
bridge not made with hands, that spans
a river, carries a highway and makes two
mountains one.' Those men visited the
bridge at the cost of long, trying stage
Journeys, but they were not the only ones
attracted to Rockbridge to see It. Monroe,
Benton. Jackson. Van Buren. Sara Houston
and no one knows how many others under
took the same Journey at the same cost.
Today Interest in the bridge seems to have
grown with the country. It haa become
necessary for the railroads to build new
stations and to adjust their schedules to
include Natural Bridge, exactly as they
long ago Included the great summer resorts
on the main line. .... , .
"Those who have seen the bridge do not
require to be told about It. But for others
I don't believe all the pictures In the world
csn lndlcste Its solemnity snd grandeur. It
Is a single block of limestone, with many
ahades of color, wide enough to span
Broadwav and high enough to throw In the
shadow the turrets of Trinity church. The
walls are as smooth as if cut with chisels.
The height of the srch is almost US feet,
about half that of the Washington monu
ment. Its width Is 1K feet snd Its span is
clear nlnetv feet. Blrda high In sir rass
under the blue arch. The place is full of
echoes. Lightning; struck the bridge In
1778 and hurled down an Immense mass of
rock, but there Is no sign of its displace
ment on the bridge Itself.
"The history of the Natural Bridge it
remarkablv Interesting. It was mentioned
first. I think, by Burnaby In 1769 who
spoke of It as 'a natural arch or bridge
Joining two high mountains, with a con
siderable river underneath.' A bloody In
dian fight occurred near It about 1770.
Washington, when a surveyor for Lord
Fairfax, visited It and carved his name,
where It can now be seen. During the
revolution the French organised two expe
ditions to visit it.
"From their measurements and diagrams
a picture wae made in Paris, which for
nearly half a century was copied tn Europe
end America as correct. The original tract
was granted bv the king to Thomas Jeffer
son tn 1774. After Jefferson became presi
dent he visited the place, sun-eyed it and
made the map with his own bunds. The
next year he returned, taking two slaves,
Patrick Henry' and his wife. For these
two the former president built a log cabin
An Office With a Hard
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Ther ta nothing Ilka a well kept bar
wood floor tn aa office. It Insures cleanli
ness, betides being a decided ornament.
Whenever a new tenant moves In, our
rooms are put Into perfect condlton. and
then they are kept that way. Would you
like aa office la tha best kept building la .
R. C. PETERS & CO.,
Croifid Floor, Bee Bulldiac Rectil Afeata.
with two rooms and directed one to h
kept open for the entertainment of strang
ers The slaves were never manumMted.
Jefferson left her a large book for awntl
ments' and the sayings of Msrshall and
Clay I have Indicated were taken front
that book. I'nfortunately the book waa
accidentally destroyed in and only a,
part of It remains.
"Above the bridge la sn Immerse glen,
probably once a cave, which extends for a.
mile to Lace Water falls. There la much
to see In this glen a saltpetre cave, worked
for nltra during the war cf JSli and by the
confederates In 1X and Lost river, a sub
terranean stream which shoots out of a
cavern high in the wait and disappears in
another nearly opposite. Above the srch
some one has carved. 'Whoever drinks bar
"Natural Fridge park Is a plateau I.M0
feet above the sea and comprises about
row acre, it Is about two miles away,
from- th James."
COR l B1AA.IT1KS.
A ralUnt Romeo of go In a New York;
town ha had hia wedding indefinitely
postponed because his coy and blushing
Juliet, to whom ha hsd promised a littla
love token of U.0U. refused to make him
the happlnst of men unless tha cash waa
paid in advancev
William Halleck TVmlng. a wealthy eiil
sen of San Francisco, called a friend up by
telephone one morning and was much Im
pressed by the soft and gentle tones of tba
girl at th central office. He max scared to
make her acquaintance, found that her en
tire personality was rn close harmony with
her voice, proposed and was eecepteil. Th
former "heilor' girl will travel in Rurop
with her husband thla summer, and Ban
Francisco business men have lately notlcedt
a strange sweetness In the voice ot th
girls still in th central office.
Miss We Lung- Fung, tha beautiful. CtJ
neae slave girl, who was brought to New
Tork three weeks ago to beoome tn wife
of Una: Foy .a wealthy Ninth street tea.
merchant, was kidnaped by highbinder
last w-eek and intenae excitement prevail
In Chinatown. The wedding ceremony was.
to have been performed at th Joss hoaae.
Mott street, and extensive preparations
had bean made for the event, shortly after
the news of the approaching marria- of
th wealthy merchant was spread through
Chinatown Ling Foy was approached by a.
committee of the highbinders and aaked to
contribute 11.000 for a great merry-making;
emong his people. The merchant flatly re
fused. His s'.ave wife had already cost
blm about U.000 and he did not ae th
necessity ot paying anything; to tha high
binders. The wedding of Bertrsnd V. Hejl -of 'New?
York City and Miss Beatrice oogs of
ChllHcothe, O . Was the sequel of s ro
mantic courtship. It is said that In win
ning his bride Mr. Bell, who is a wealthy
young man, a col lege graduates an athlete
and a member of a number or prominent
clubs, owd his success lanrely to th fact
that he became a day laborer in the em
ploy of the Baltimore A Southwestern rail
road at the company's shops in Chllllcothe,
After he left the workshop at night Mr.
Bell took an active part In the town's so
ciety. It was not long before he met tbo
Mlssea Hogg, who are the daughter ot
Marcus Bog-gs, ex -internal revenue col
lector of the district of southern Ohio.
The Boggs family Is on of th wealthiest
in the Ohio capital, and the daughters,
who spend much or their time driving
through the shady streets of thoold town,
attracted Mr. BelL At length the yoang
New Yorker confessed his love for Miss
Beatrice. She gave no Immediate reply.
Not Ions; ago the superintendent of tha
shops promoted Mr. Bell. The next even
ing he contrived to tell Miss Bog-gs. "Can
you take the rest of my career on trust T'"
the young millionaire aaked her. The reply
waa so enoourajring that they set about ar
ranging ths details ot th wedding at once.
Of the, good q-uallUes of our soda vmie
fonntain. Ws have quenched tbo thirst ot
a largo number ef Council Bluffs pec-pla
during' tha last few weeks and bar-thfj
first ons -to go away -cUasatltfied,
HAVE A DRINK
WITH IS . . .
And see bow you Ilk, our tip-to-data
flavors. Wo are making a apodal effort
to please our customers and wa will treat
you right. Ws make it pleasant for your
lady companions and have good aeat so
you can rest and enjoy yourselves.
GEORGE W. FLETCHER,
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