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THE OMAIfA DAILY HEE:- TUESDAY, JANtTAIlY 13, 1003.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
fnv's sella rtruss.
For rnt. modern hous, "1 Sixth Ave.
fcxprt watch repairing, Lerrert. 4e Bay.
Officer is selling dwellings cheap. 419 Bf.
1'lrture framing. C. E. Alexander St Co..
Wanted. good cook. Apply at 2"8 Story
itreet. cornfr Third street.
There mill be a irlal meeting of Excel
plor .Miminlc lodge thin evening.
rroKrnphy outfits and supplied. E
Alexander A. Co.. li Hrnartway.
Rev. g. Alexander hiia been cntiflned 'to
the house lor several days with an Injured
Wanted, at onre, boy with pony to carry
Pee route. Apply at the ottice. 10 1'earl
William Fyfe left yesterday for Ixail
Clt, 8. P., where he will take charge of
a shoe store,
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Qnlnn returned home
yesterday morning from a visit wih friends
We are headquarters for glass of all
kinds. Bee us tutors you buy, C B, Faint,
oil and (lias Co.
Concordia lodge. Knights of Pythias, will
meet ' In regular tension this evening for
work In the second rank.
The Woman's Aid society of the First
Baptist church will meet Thursday after
noon In the church parlors.
Judge Scott, who has been 111 with pneu
monia for three weeks, wss able to pre
side In police court yesterday morning.
Droge Bros., hay dealers, are planning
to erect a large hrlik building on Main
ktreet. Just north of the Evans laundry.
I'alm grove No. 11, Woodman Circle, will
be entertained Wednesday evening at the
home of Mrs. O. T. Uahl, Lit . Fourth
Mr. and Mr. II. B. Kllng of Woodbine,
la., were In the city yesterday visiting
trlends, on their way to Han Francisco and
other I'aclAc coast points.
0lse ft Bons are having plana drawn for
a brick building to take the place of the
trame structure at the southeast corner of
Eleventh street and Broadway.
H. J. Nichols, private secretary to Charles
R.- Hannan, left Sunday for Detroit, where
Mr. Hansen Is engaged In constructing an
electric railway between Toledo and De
troit. Council Bluffs tent. Knights of the Mac
cabees, will entertain Its members and
friends Thursday evening in Us new hall In
the Brown building at a "roast pig ban
quet." Owing to the Illness of his duughter, Dr.
McKalg of Bloux City will be unable to
take part In the revival services at Broad
way Methodist church this week, as an
I'ntll further notice the Wednesday even
ing prayer meetings of the First Christian
church will be held at the homes of the
church members. The meeting tomorrow
evening will be held at the paraonage, 727
Members of the Grand Army f the Re
public and Woman's Belief corps who de
sire to attend the Joint Installation of Cus
ter camp and corps in Omaha this evening
will meet at the corner of Pearl street and
Broadway at 7 o'clock, where a special car
will be In waiting.
The case against C. J. Dobbins and Fred
Bunting, charged with maintaining a gam
bling house In connection with a saloon on
ttouth Main street, which has been pending
In police court for three weeks, was dis
missed yesterday. The police were un
able to produce any evidence against them.
Edward Musselman, Janitor of the Bapp
block, who was arrested at a late hour
Bunday night on complaint of hia wife, wno
charged him with abusing her and, other
numbers of the family, was sentenced to
twenty days on bread and water by Police
Judge Scott yesterday morning. The sen
tence was later suspended during good be
havior. Rev. Mllford Rlggs of the First Baptist
ihurch went to Bt. Joseph. Mo., yesterday.
avenlnir he lectured before the
students of the Western Theological In
stitute. From Bt. Joseph, Rev. Rlggs will
go to Pella, la., where he will remain for
ten days assisting the pastor of the Bap
tist church. Rev. t. C. Peck. In a series
of revival meetings.
The recent cold snap has caused more or
less suffering among the poor, and RfV
Henry Delxing haa made as. appeal for
clothing. He will be at the Washington
venue school this momltig to receive what
ever clothing may be brought by the school
children. Those having cast off clothing
to donate can notify Mr. D Long by tele
phone and he will call or send for it.
The, young men's class of the First Bap
tist church has arranged for the third free
lecture, whloh will be given the evening
of Thursday, February S. by Rev. J. b.
Klrtley, D. D., of Kansas City, whose subr
Ject will be "In the Barefoot Kingdom.
Thursday afternoon Dr. Klrtley will ad
dress the women of the city at 4 o clock
in the Baptist church, taking as hla topic,
Making All Work Artlstlo."
The Investigation Into the case of A. E.
Ooets, the insane man shipped to Council
Bluffs by the authorities at Onawa, will be
held today by the Commissioners for the
Insane. Ooets when brought before the
board yesterday afternoon could not tea
anything about himself. He could not even
remember being In Onawa. The only in
formation obtained from him was that he
was born in Columbia, Monroe county, O.
Implement Firm Inearnorntes.
Articles of Incorporation of the Clark
Implement company of Council Bluffs were
filed yesterday in the office of the county
recorder. The, capital stock Is placed at
$50,000 and the Incorporators are: D. J.
Clark, W. 8. Rlgdon and E. W. Jones of
Council' Bluffs and C. O. Heggem, Jesse
J. Pitts and K. C. Merwln of Masstllon, O.
The officers of the company are: President,
D. J. Clark; vice president,:. C. Merwln;
secretary. W. 8. Rlgdon; treasurer, D. J.
Clark. Dell J. Clark Is local manager of
Russell Co. of Masslllon. O., and Rlgdon
Is a bookkeeper In tbe employ of the same
Another Heatiaa; tv Free.
The first heating stovs given by Wllllsm
Welch to hli coal customers was awarded
to the Christian horn. Another has been
put up oa the same plan; and during the
next thirty days will be given away frss to
ons of his customers. Before ordering jour
ro,i call at K Nor'h Main street or
Real testate Transfers.
These transfers were filed yesterday In
the abstract, title and loan office of J. W
Squire, 101 Pearl street:
Abble M. W alker and husband et al
to Mason City Fort Dodge Rail
road company, right of way over lot
11. Auditor a sjb lot I. Mailett's sub.
w d $ X
Minnie L Hardell to George B. Har
den, lot , block ft, unities auu,
w d 1
Katie Cornelia Hoogewonlns; to
Charles Kingman, lots 1 and 19,
block 19, Meredith's add to Avoca,
w d 700
George A. Bloom and wife to Joseph
McSweeney, lot 14. block 4. Carson,
w d 18
F. L. Reed, commissioner, to Emma
U Bellinger, lots 4 and slS feet lot
7, Mock I, WUIlama' sub of Mill lot,
Mary and Carl X. Morgan to O. C.
. 1 , 1 a ...41. ...V. m s.
' iuuwu, iff. Auuitut a iuu ya. v
V oe4 25-TV-M. w d 900
W. U. Wood and wlfa to John Mul
bn. acres alona river in 4-7S-M.
w d U.SOO
, W tlliam K. Potter and wtfe to KIU B.
Potter, lot W, block ; lots 13 and
r block W; lot U, block &. and lot
k block ST, all in Ferry add: undi
vided l-St Iota 1, t. , block a; lot 1.
block ; lot 1. block SS: lot . block
fc; nw nwtt 2ft, all in TV, q e d..
'Eight transfers, aggregating. ......k33.S37
Licenses to wed were Issued yesterday te
Nam and Residence. Age.
J. A. MclKnald. Frumr.t, Neb 21
Hauls Strung. Council Bluffs to
William Jonea. Council Bluffs
Nora Forbes. College VWw, Neb 30
21 Pearl ht. Council Bluffs. 'Phone 7
PROVIDE THE LIBRARY TAX
Council Bitds the Cty to Com pi j with
Terms of Andrew Carnegie.
WILL RAISE MORE IF HE GIVES MORE
tonncll In Committee of the Whole
Dlsens-ea t'ondalt Ordinance, bnt
Takes i Action Regard
The city council last night unanimously
passed the ordinance submitted by the
Library board pledging the city to levy
annually not less than $5. POO to maintain
the public library in consideration of An
drew Carnegie's donation of $50,000 for a
President Rohrer .of the Library board
also called the attention of the council to
the fact that an effort was being made to
Induce Mr. Carnegie to Increase hla dona
tion to $70,000 and the council unanimously
adopted a resolution agreeing to levy not
less than $7,000 annually In the event of
Mr. Carnegie. Increasing his" gift to $70,000.
Tbe majority of the trustees of the library
were present and for a while the meeting
was a veritable love feast. The library
trustees threw bouquets at the aldermen
and In tnrn the aldermen congratulated and
complimented the trustees on their success
In securing the donation from Mr. Car
negie. The appointment of City Assessor Ever
est of C. O. Bpooner, Forrest Smith, Richard
Green, George B. Foliom end J. H. Chlxum
aa bis deputies was concurred In.
. Jacob Jensen presented a claim for $50
for the death of a horse which died from
Injuries rerelvod while working for the city
lant July. The claim was referred to the
In the absence of Mayor Morgan, Alder
man Lougee presided.
Following the session of the city council
a meeting of the committee of the whole
was held, at which the conduit ordinances
were discussed, but no definite action taken.
Plumbing and heating. Blxby ft Son.
MATTERS IN DISTRICT COURT
Intention to Get Down to Business a
Week Earlier Than Had Been
On reconvening district court yesterday
morning Judge Thornell ordered that the j
petit jury be notified to report on Monday
January 19, Instead of on January 26. He
also made the following first assignment
of law causes covering tbe three weeks
from January 19 to February 6, Inclusive:
Monday, January 19 McCormlck ' Har
vestor Muchlne Company agalnat Harcourt;
Lock against City of Council Bluffs; Vlen
against Harden; Kissel against C, B. C. &
Tuesday, January 20 State of Iowa
against (special criminal) 8eldon et al;
Fulton agalnrt Costlllo; Voss, against
Wednesday, January 21 James Moore
against Sells; Joseph against Machan; Fi
delity Trust Company against Mohn.
Tuesday, January 22 Anderson against
Nelson: Alexander against Brown Bros
et al; German-American Bank against'
Brhrneder et al.
Frldav. January 23 Martin rgatnst Burns
& Casady; Johnson against Union Pacific
Railway Company; Fisher against Chicago,
Rock island ft raeine nan way company,
Waldman against Leary.
Saturday. January 24 Real Estate and
Trust Company ' against Alexander; Mc-
Keown against Mandien; cnrisuansen
against Ilerr; Woolfson against Council
Bluffs Produce Company.
Monday. January 6 Hill against Motor
Company; estate of John Patterson, de
ceased; Brown against Rankin Bros.
Tuesday, January 27 Uuarolansnip or i.
i Coleman, minor; Bennett against Motor
Wednesday. January zn usiaica agmnai
(special) Chicsgo, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway Company; Matthews K. against
Illinois Central Railroad Company.
Thursday. January 29 Allen against
Wabash Railway Company; Sehuri against
Nichols et al; Bender against 'town oi mm-
den; McRoberta agalnat Pottawattamie
County. . '
1.VI1I0V January SO fleeson against ea-
guln; Meek against Pottawattamie County;
Maloney against motor uimiimj,
Saturday. January 81 wiCKnam against
Rock Island Railway Company; Bugs
against McClelland; Hoyt agalnat Motor
Monday. February 2 West against Wln
chell (special); Peterson against State In
surance Company; Peterstsn against Anchor
Fire insurance company.
TnArinv Kenrusrv s rnomas ukuuibi
Motor Company; McEwen against Motor
Company; Iong against Fsher.
Wednesday, r eoruary macnison agnm-i
Frailer: Kogarty against oeeiey; xjuusuciu
Thursday, reoruary jviroy
Klrby; Weatherbee against City of Council
Bluffs; Mllner against Pottawattamie
fv,.int u Zimmerman aralnst Pottawatta
mie County; Holden against Pottawattamie
Friday, r eDruary r-un nBomn
tawattamle County: State of Iowa against
Nebraska Telephone Company; Baughn
In tha divorce suit of Nellie E. Klrby
against William Klrby, the defendant yes
terdav filed bis answer and a cross bill for
divorce. The answer sets forth the facts
regarding the former auit brought by tha
defendant for divorce, which was settled
out of court sfter he had deeded his wife
a half Interest la the farm valued at $5,000.
In his cross petition Klrby charges bis wlfa
with misconduct, and owing to tbe absence
from the stats of one of his principal wit
nesses asks for a continuance until next
Gretrhen Cochran, against whom her hus
band. William T. Cochran, brought suit for
divorce, filed her answer, denying her hus
band's allegations and cska that she bt
cranted the divorce on grounds of cruel
and Inhuman treatment. She also asks for
the custody of their minor children and
$15 a month permanent alimony. Mrs.
Cochran further asks ths court that ner
husband be restrained from Interfering with
her In any manner.
Mrs. Hlne Fry asks that her suit for
divorce from Everett Fry, sexton of the
Walnut Hill cemetery, be redocketed. At
ths March terra last year Judge Wheeler
dismlesed the application and ordered that
Fry ba required to support hla wlfs and
children. This, Mrs. Fry alleges, he haa
failed to do and asks that ths suit be re
Cravel rootling. A. H. Read. 12 Main St
TEAMSTER KILLED BY TRAIN
In to Late Hoar Oaa Had Ap
peared Who Conld Identify
A mas who had not been Identified up to
a late hour last night, who was driving
with r load of wood Into the city, was run
down and Instantly killed yesterday after
noon about 8:30 o'clock by passenger train
No 6, westbound, on the Rock Island, near
the Iowa School for the Deaf, at the, cross
Ins- lust north of tbe Mosquito bridge.
Both Ljiscs were killed, the wagon smashed
to pieces and the load of wood strewn along
The engini struck tbe wagon almost In
the renter. . The' man driving Is thought to
I have .been thrown against the engine, at
tne right side of his head was crushed In
and the right arm and right leg were
The train, which was In charge of Con
ductor C. Nicholas. Engineer J. Blnkley
and Fireman J. Stanton, was stopped ts
soon as possible and backed to tbe scene
of tbe accident, when the body of the dead
man was taken aboard and Drought to the
city. On orders from Coroner Treynor It
was taken to Lurkley'i undertaking rooms,
where It was viewed by several hundred
people, but none were able to Identify the
man. The dead roan was between 60 and
CO, years of age, about six feet tall, of
powerful build and. evidently a German.
His mustache- and hair are gray.
The time for holding an Inquest had not
been fixed by Coroner Treynor last night.
N. T. Plumbing Co., ferophone S2(.
ACCEPT CARNEGIE'S OFFER
Library Board Takes Action on the
Offer to ( onstrart a Library
At the meeting of tbe trustees of the free
public library yesterday afternoon the offer
of Andrew Carnegie to donate $50,000 for a
library building In Council Bluffs was ac
cepted and thanks 'extended to Mr. Carnegie
In the following resoluMpn, a copy of which
was forwarded to him:
To Andrew Carnegie: The trustees of the
free public library of the cltv of Council
Bluffs, la.. In behalf of the people of this
community, beg leave to ex'end to you
their and our most sincere thank for your
generous oner to provide on,0tf to erect
rree public library building for
Bluffs. "We accept the
nnf nrn4o. . n,i .v.. I
teentn cenrury am
twentieth century will not,
greater bene- I
The ordinance binding the city to levy a
sufficient number of mills annually to raiae
not less than $b,000 for the maintenance
of the library, in conformity with the re
quirement of Mr. Carnegie's offer, was
read and approved and a resolution ask
ing Its passage by the city council adopted.
Some of the trustees are In favor of ask
ing Mr. Carnegie to Increase, his donation
of $70,000 on condition that the city raise
annually at least $7,000 for the mainten
ance of the library. President Rohrer laid
the matter before General Dodge by tele
graph and the latter haa replied, elating
that he hud written Mr. Carnegie asking
him to Increase his donation to $70,000, ex
plaining that Council Bluffs was a great
railroad center and that 6,000 railroad em
ployes made their homes In the city. Other
11 was uesi iu accept iuo gueruus oner
made by Mr. Carnegie without asking, for
The submission of a list of books rec
ommended to be purchased by the commit
tee on books brought forth a vigorous pro
tegt from Father Smyth against what he
termed the "unbuslness like" manner in
which books were ordered for the library.
This led to a lengthy discussion and tbe
committee was finally requested to sug
gest at the nextmeetlng a plan for select
ing books to ba purchased.
Tbe report of the librarian for December
gave these statistics: Number of visitors,
5,235; on Sundays, 200; number of regis
tered book takers, 3,254; number of books
taken, 4,028, of which 2,803 were works of
fiction. Tha arnount paid out for "rented"
books to January 1 was $329.25, the receipts
feeing $356.88, a balance of $27.63 on the
credit stde of 'the ledger. Tha report of
the finance committee showed a balance of
$2,122.48 In ths library fund on January 1.
The repairs on the roof of the Merrlam
building will ba completed In time to al
low of the reopening of the library. Wednes
RELIEVES COAL SITUATION
Rock Island Brings la Several Train
loada Saturday Night, Which '
Helps Oat Materially.
The coal situation In Council Bluffs Is
till serious, although temporarily relieved
by ths arrival of several tralnloads over
ths Rock, Island Sunday night. This ship
ment placed the waterworks and motor
companies and other large consumers of
steam coal on easy street for a few days,
but unless further supplies are shortly
forthcoming the situation will be as acute
Tha motor company has In ths last few
days also . received other shipments and
Superlntendant Tarklngton stated yester
day that he anticipated no immediate dan
ger, as he had orders placed with mines
In Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Manager
Hart of the waterworks company said he
had sufficient coal to keep tbe pumps go
ing for at least three days.
J. F. Wilcox, the florist. Is one of the
largest consumers of coal in the city and
he has been on the anxious seat for days.
In the event of his being compelled to shut
down his boilers for lack of fuel tbe dam
ag to his" business' would be Immense and
would take years to remedy.
Tbe public school buildings are running
short of coal although Contractor Wright
of the Carbon Coal, company Is making
every effort to . keep them supplied. No
building has more coal than sufficient for
two or three days at the most and if the
situation 'gets any worse several of the
schools will have to be closed. Every ef
fort, however, will be made to keep the
High school running and preference will
be given it In the matter of coal.
,Xew Farnace Heats I p.
The residence of Karl W. Mayne at 227
Bluff street was badly damaged by fire at
10 o'clock yesterday morning. Tbe blaze
started in the basement, where a new fur
nace had been installed Saturday, and
made its way along the air shafts to the
second floor and from' there to the attic.
The second floor snd attlo were entirely
consumed and tbe first floor badly damaged
before the fire department got tbe flames
under control. What furniture was not
burned was almost ruined by smoke and
water. Tbe damage to building and con
tents was estimated between $3,500 and
13.000. fully eotered by Insurance. The
bouse was Insured for '$2,500 and tbe furni
ture Jor $2,000. 1
To Final Hesse toe Child.
In the habeas corpus proceedings brought
by Superintendent A. W. Clark of the
Omaha Child' Saving Institute to secure
possession of 9-year-old Jessie France
Green from her foster-mother. Mis. Martha
M. Green, alias Mrs. Oscar Woods, Judge
Thornell yesterday decided that the child
should remain In the custody of the sheriff
for aeveral days pending ah effort to se
cure a suitable home for the little one in
this county. Superintendent Clark offered
to surrender ths child st sny time a suits
ble home subject to the approval of the
court, could be found for her, but counsel
for Mrs. Green objected te the child being
taken out of tha Jurisdiction of the Iowa
Veaoas la 'Em.
No 'poisonous purgatives enter into Dr,
King's New Life Pills. Easy, but prompt
they cure or no pay. Only 25c For sale
If Kuha 4 Co.
tOAL SUPPLY. IS A PROBLEM
Mines All Aro nd Des Moines and Oitj
Cannot Set Enough to Fill Demand.
RICHARDS HAS NOT BEEN LOCATED YET
Friends Insist He Is ot Guilty and
dag Belrd Implicated Mint Ont of
plte MaeFarland Evidently
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINKS, la., Jan. 13 (Special.)
The coal situation In Des Moines con
tinues as bad as ever and the distress Is
made acute tiy the extreme cold weather.
The government thermometer marked 2.5
degrees below xero last night and the cold
continues. The coal dealers in Des Moines
report themselves from two to three weeks
behind In their orders. There are a dozen
coal mines in or near Des Moines, but
most of them hsve sold their output direct
for the season and some of them nave
heavy railroad contracts. There Is a defi
ciency in the number of miners', anl men
who have never before engaged in mining
are being taken into some of the mines.
The trouble seems to be that the mines
cannot be operated to their full capacity or
there would be more coal oa hand. A
number of the mines are being operated
day and night. The Oak Park mine, in
the north part of the city, suffered a
bursting boiler yesterday, which will disable
that company for several days and cut off a
BUppiy 0f 100 tons of coal a day, most of
which was used for local consumption. The
State Board of Railroad commissioners has
been appealed to to order the more prompt
delivery of coul to dealers, but the board
can do no more than send the complaints
In to headquarters with a request that the
companies stop appropriating coal and for
ward the consignments to the dealers.
Beyond this the commission cannot go, as
It has been held in Iowa that tho railroad
companies have a right to take any coal
they may destre.
The Soft Coal Operators' association of
tho Des Moines district held a meeting
this afternoon and refused to sell coal to
Des Moines retail dealers and teamsters
who have in the past or may In the future
sell coal to consumers ior more than $3 a
ton, the retail price fixed by th associa
tion. Taking advantage of the pressing
demand for coal, some of the retailers have
advanced the price of coal to as nign as
a ton. Teamaters have, also bought
coal at the mines In the outskirts of the
city and cold it at a high prlce.
Richards Not Yet Arrested.
The peace officers of Marlon county have
as yet failed to make the arrest of W. A.
Richards, ex-deputy Vnlted States marshal,
accused of having something to do with the
robbery of Sullivan at Hamilton last week.
They believe that Richards Is somewhere in
Nebraska, but say they have- not located
him today. The friends of Richards are
indignant, and declare that It cannot be
possible he has had any part In the rob
bery at Hamilton, but the circumstantial
evidence was so strong that the peace on
cers Of Marlon county felt ' compelled to
take action to 'secure his attendance at
court. Richards' has been doing some de
tective work since .his retirement from -bis
position and hla friends say he waa so en
gaged in this CAse., It now transpires that
Belrd, who -wan the man shot by 8ulllvan,
and on whose Statement the warrant for
Richards was issued, has Veen in the peni
tentiary several times and waa taken there
by Richards each time. It la regarded as
possible that Belrd may have been actuated
by malice toward Rlchards In making an
accusation against the latter.
A Few .Smallpox Cases.
The city health physician has reported to'
the State Board of Health the existence of
eight cases of smallpox In Des Moines.
These, like others In the state, are very
mild and the fact baa created no comment
A new company of the Iowa National
Guard will be mustered In here on Tuesday
evening to take the place of the Stuart
company, which disbanded some time ago.
Tbe new oompany will start with about
Regarded as si Solrlde.
The mystery of the death of Frank Mac-
Farland has not yet been solved, but it Is
now regarded by the officials as a case of
suicide. The parents and relatives have
not shown any disposition to bring about
an investigation of the case. The physi
cians declare that If the young man bad
been given medical attendance promptly
bis life would have been saved, but a phy
sician was not called until some time after
the man became unconscious. Death re
sulted from poison, a mixture pt strych
nine and morphine. There is no evidence
that foul play was done and there seems no
other explanation than that the young man
killed himself without any publicly known
reason. ' ,
w Iowa Corporations.
Among the articles of Incorporation filed
with the fceoretary of atate today was that
of the Chariton, Knoxville & Southern
Railway company, headquarters at Char
lton, with capital stock of $10000 author
ized. It Is incorporated by S. II. Mal-
lory. Ell Manning, J. A. Penlck, J. A. Brown
and others, and Is the company which pur
poses tbe building of an ldterurban line
Into southern Iowa.
Hamilton Browne, president of the New
ton tc Northwestern railway, - filed aa
amendment to the articles of Incorporating,
changing the limit of Indebtedness.
The Brewer Title and Trust company
of Independence filed original articles; cap
ital $10,000," by Charles E. Ransler, C. L.
Everett and Rufds Brewer.
The Brown Mercantile company of New
London, (incorporated; capital, $20,000; by
I. w. urown, u. XI. miner ana omers.
Tbe Union Trust company of Davenport
Incorporated with $00,000 capital stock,
by John W. Ballard, Fred Wyman, S. L.
Ely and others.
The American Securities company was
Incorporated as a substitute for the Amer
ican Investment company of Burlington;
capital, $250,000; G. H. Hlgbee, president;
C. H. Walsh, secretary.
The Peach A Cresswell Clothing company
of Ottumwa was Incorporated with $10,000
The E. D. Brewer Shoe company of Oska
loosa has changed Its name to Hawkeys
Tha Mitchell Implement company of Fort
Dodge gave? notice of Increase of capital
from $30,000 to $100,000.
' Phortaire of Teachers.
Advance sheets of the biennial report of
the aupertntendent of public instruction
ahow that tbe county superintendenta la
Iowa bsve been compelled to 1'cense a great
many nexpertenced teachers the past year
In order tha. the schools of tbe state might
be kept going. Of the l.uu granted cer
tificates nearly 8,000 had no previous ex
perience In teaching. This Is explained by
the fact that there has been a shortage
of teachers and It has become necessary
to let In as mauytas possible that no school
.hall be closed. The stale superluteudent
depreates this, but Is powerless to prevent,
as political Influences largely prevail with
the county officers. The State Board of
Educational Examiners will this week Issue
state certificates to the following who
passed the examinations holiday week:
Primary State Certificates Nellie E.
Barton. Orange City; Fannie Talnter, Os
ceola; Iva Waterbury, Dayton; Inex Mc
Farland, Tipton: Nellie, B. Meade. Slater;
Nettle Martin. Washington; Alice E. Fluke,
Washington; May Feathcrston. What
Cheer; Maggie Featherston, What Cheef;
Clara E. Cadwell, Fort Dodge; Mary K.
Stale Certificates A. H. Avery. Spencer;
Sydney J. Backus. Lehigh: Leroy J. Bar
ton, Emerson; George R. Ruckles. Ata
llssa; E. W. Davis. Orange City; Charles
V. Ryan. Oskaloosa; L. J. White, Victor:
Wllhur York. Bloomfleld.
AVrniieatrum l.nrntea Asrnln. .
C. F. Wennestrum, state labor commis
sioner under Oorernor Shaw, and more re
cently commissioner of the Louisiana Pur
chase exposition to the Scandinavian coun
tries, has become manager of the Svlthlod
Publishing company In this city. He had
been connected with the company previous
to hisjippolntment as state labor commis
The change in the United States pension
agency will take place ' February 1, when
R. P. Clarkson will become pension agent
for the Iowa-Nebraska district. .
IN THE HANDSJJF ASSIGNEE
Dry Goods and Clothing Katabllah
mrnt of Jefferson, loni,
Closes Its Doors.
JEFFERSON, la., Jan. 12. (Special Tele
gram.) The dry goods house of Sol Blotcky
closed its doors this morning, notice being
posted upon the doors stating that the
stock was in the hands of an assignee for
the benefit of creditors.
The failure was considerable of a sur
prlso to Jefferson, most every ono consid
ering Mr. Blotcky to be( on a sound finan
Liabilities are unknown, but It is under
stood the most of them are bills due whole
sale dry goryds and clothing houses. Mr.
Blotcky's local blPs are small, ho owing
very little here in this city.
He has made it a principle to settle on
the 10th day of each month before for all
local outstanding acccunts, so It Is sup
posed ho owes for nothing but accounts J
contracted during the month of December.
The stock la In the hands' of C. W. Moore,
CUTS HIS THROAT WITH RAZOR
Otto Bnnholt of "Avocn Despondent
Over Disappointment In
AVOCA, la., Jan. .12. (Special Telegram.)
This afternon about B o'clock Otto Born-
holt comttted Butctde by cutlng his throat
with a razor, at his mother's home here.
The deceased was about 29 years did and
of a very quiet disposition. He has been
In the employ of Dledrich Sons, general
merchandise, ss deliveryman for the last
five years and had completed his afternoon
delivery and drove to his home, his mother
being at a neighbor's for about twenty
minutes. On her return she found her on
lying In a great pool of blood with the razor
at bis feet. He had evidently stood be
fore a mirror, as the top of the dresser on
which a large mirror stood was splashed
with blood. No cause Is known for his act.
although there is a rumor rf disappoint
ment In a love affair. The coroner at Coun
cil Bluffs was notified and will hold an in
PRISONER HANGS HIMSELF
Jailor Discovers II I m and Cnta Him
Down Before Life Is
AMES, la., Jan. 12. (Special Telegram.)
-Considerable excitement was ca'ised this
evening by an attempt of Dennis Vanden
oust a prisoner In the city Jail, to bang
himself. The prisoner was arrested late
Saturday ' night for breaking into three
houses and securing valuables. He was ex
amined this morning and bound over to the
grand jury now in session at Nevada.
About 4 o'clock he was seen to ba hanging
In hla cell by a rope, which he secured In
an unknown manner. He was cut dovfn
and easily .resuscitated, apparently not
having been hanging long. The authori
ties believe him, from this attempt on his
life and previous actions, to be wanted
somewhere for a worse crime, and it Is
their intention to photograph him In the
morning for tbe rogues' gallery.
MINERS RETURN TO WORK
Shutdown, of I.rUlKh Mines lu Iowa
Proves to Be Only Tem
porary, WEBSTER CITY, la., Jan 12 (Special
Telegram.) John C. Reese of Albla has or
dered the miners at1 the Lehigh mines,
southwest of this city, from which this 1
section of the state receives its principal ;
supply of coal, to go back to work. j
The men went out Saturday coon because !
Manager Wilson limited the supply to be j
furnished at cost to each miner's family, i
They obeyed the order this morning and
the mines are now running at full capacity, j
That Awful Cold j
and Its terrible cough can soon be cured.
by Dr. King New Discovery for Consump
tion. Try it. No cure, no pay. 50c, $1.
For sale by Kuhn ft Co.
One Fare for Round Trip
Illinois Central Railroad
Long limifc returning. Stopovers allowed enroute. Abk for full particu
lar and copy of Illustrated booklet, "NEW ORLEANS FOR THE TOURIST,"
at 1102 Farnam St., Omaha, or address
W. H. BRILL, DM- Pass. Agent, 111. Cent. R. R., Omaha.
FREE COAL IS POSSIBLE
Ways and Means Committee Will Consider
VEST'S MOTION IS AGAIN POSTPONED
Urnntr Debutes 1'nmlne. but Dors
Nothing. lthoali Speakers All
nggeat that Action of Some,
Kind Is Imminent.
WASHINGTON. Jsn. 13. A lively debate
took place in the senate today between
Messrs. Aldrlch (R. I.), Vest (Mo.) and
Carmack (Tenn.), when the first named
endeavored to get a postponement of the
Vest resolution requiring the committee on
flnari-e to report a bill removing tho duty
Mr. Aldrlch announced that there were
strong hopes of action telng taken else
where with the view to removing the duty"
The significance of the suggestion was
not, however, st the time spparent rnd
Mr. Vest refused to accept It. Later it
became known, however, .that Senators Ald
rlch, Allison. Spoonrr, Lodge and Chair
man Payne of the house committee on ways
and means held an ' Informal conference
earlier In the day and decided that the
ways and means committee should meet to
morrow and consider the coal bills. Sev
eral bills have been referred to the com
mittee, Borne providing for a suspenalon
of the duty for a fixed period, some for a
rebate and others for the removal of the
duty without limit.
Mr. Payne said he thought the committee
would take some action either for a sus
pension of the coal duty or a rebate.
Mr. Nelson continued his remarks In op
position to the omnibus statehood bill and
a largo number of private pension bills
were pasbed by unanimous consent.
At 5:10 the senate adjourned out of re
spect to the memory of the late Repre
sentative Tongue of Oregon.
When the senate met today Mr. Mitchell
(Oro.) submitted tbe report of the commit
tee of the senate on its investigations of
affairs In the Hawaiian Islands.
A houso bill was 'passed incorporating
the Society of the Army of Santiago de
Flahts for Free font.
The Vest resolution Instructing the com
mittee on finance to report a free coal bill
was then rallrd up. Mr. Aldrlch announced
there were strong hopes that action with
respect to, a removal of the duty on anthra
cite coal win be taken elsewhere and he
aked that the resolution go over.
Mr. VeBt vigorouxly objected, saying that
he had no assurance that anything would be
done In any other plane. "Circumstantial
evidence," he said, "is strongly ngainst any
assumption. No action has been taken,"
he said,' "and no suspicion of any action
his been seen anywhere and, therefore,
under existing conditions to allow this
resolution to, go Into ' the uncertain and
nebulous future would be equivalent tJ its
Mr. Vest referred to last Thursday's de
bate on the subject and declared that the
only partisan feature of It came from Mr.
Aldrlch. . ;n all his experience, ho asserted,
he had never seen such unanimity of pub
lic sentiment on any subject.
He called attention to the action of the
legislature of Rhode Island, January 8,
unanimously voting for the removal of the
duty on coal, and had read newspaper re
ports commenting on the action. Mr. Vest
f.ald be did not want to embarrass the sen
ator Ironr Rhode. Island, who was amply
able to defend himself, but hla desire was
to place before tbe senate proof of senti
ment in regard to the coal question.
Mr. Vest referred to what he called his
"unfortunate reference to Mr. Dlngley,"
whtchad been ao vigorously resented, and
sent to the desk and had a letter from Con
gressman Fleming of Georgia, enclosing one
from former Representative King of Utah
detailing a conversation with Mr. Dlngley
at the time the Dlngley bill waa under con
sideration In congress, In which be Is said
to have apprehended changes In the bill,
which were necessary to obtain foreign mar
kets for American goods, and that the trend
of Mr. Dingley's mind was In that direction,
and therefore bore out the statements con-
Bottling in bond meaus the tilling of each
W. H. McBrayer's
direct from the original-package, under the "uper
vision of the United States government. The lo
qnet of the beverage is unimpaired in the bottling,
which Is one of the reasons W. H.MclSrnyer's
Cedar Brook has bo long enjoyed its world
wide reputation. The public should not be mis
led by the terms "Distillery Bottling," "Whiskey
Hottled Pt the Distillery" and "Die-rlHer.v Dot
tling Only Genuine," catchllnes used by makers
of (heap whiskies to defraud and deceive. Jyok
at the neck of the bottle ,for the govern nient'
stamp n guarantee of purity -and iiifir-t ujMn
W. II. .Mcllrayer's Cedar Brook.
FOR SALE EVERYWHERE
" aaeaiMrr a
talnrd In the Philadelphia Bulletin and re.
published In the Washington Post.
Mr. Csrmack (Tcnn.) charged that reci
procity had been "strangled" by protection.
"It has been murdered In cold blood by pro
tection." said he. "The beneficiaries of ths
manufacturers and the protected trusts." he
said, "havs appropriated to themselves
every particle of the tariff duty provided In
the Dlnslcy act."
Mr. Aldrlch said the remarks of the aen
ntor from Missouri and the senator from
Tennessee only confirmed his former state
ment, that the resolution was for no other
purpose than to discuss questions outslda
the coal question.,
Referring to the newspsper artlrle which
Mr. Vest had had read. Mr. Aldrlch said ths
peorlc of Rhode Island fully Understand his
position on the" tariff question. "There has
been no disguise in the past," he said, "and
there will be none In the future as to that
Mr. Aldrlch then took up the statement
'attributed to Mr. Dlnglcy regarding rcrl-
proclty and declared that the bill was In
print and bad been prepared nearly a month
before th? conversation Is alleged to have
The resolution went over until tt morrow,
when Mr. Aldrlch will continue his r marks.
The vote by which the senate passed the
bill Incorporating the Society of the Army
of Santiago de Cuba was reconsidered and
the bill was ordered recommitted.
At 2 o'clock tho statehood bill was taken
HOUSE INVESTIGATES FAMINE
May Allow Foreign Rhlpa to Carry
Coat for Mncty
WASHINGTON, .Tan. 12 The bouse today,
atter adopUng a resolution to authorize the
merchant marine and fisheries committee to
Investigate the coal situation, at once ad
journed out of respect to the memory of
the late Representative Tongue of Oregon.
The resolution to investigate the coal
situation recites that a resolution has teen
introduced to extend the privilege of carry
ing coal to coastwise ports of foreign
steamers for ninety days, "because the
present scarcity Involves great suffering
snd distress," and suthorlzes the committee
to Investigate "facts, charges and necessi
ties; to Inquire Into' the elements and con
ditions Involved In the coal trade, the cost
of coal, the methods, facilities and cost of
transportation and distribution and the rea
sons or causes of such scarcity and dis
tress." The committee la directed to report as
soon as possible.
The desk of the late Representative
Tongue (Ore.) was heavily draped with
black and covered with flowers.
The chaplain. In his Invocation, referred
feelingly to the loss the house bad sus
tained and drayed for tbe bereaved widow
After the reading of the Journal a reso
lution was read providing tor a session
on Sunday, February 8, to pay tribute to
the memory of the late Representative
Salmon of the Fourth New Jersey district.
The diplomatic and consular appropria
tion bill was presented. The speaker an
nounced tbe resignation of Mr. Henry
(Tex.) from the committee on Insular af
fairs and the apoplntment of Mr. Robtu
son (Ind.) to fill the vacancy.
. Mr. Grosvenor (O.), from the committee
on rulest called up the resolution of the
committee on merchant marine and fish
eries, providing for an investigation by that
committee Into the coal situation and It
was adopted without debate.
Mr. Moody (Ore.) then announced the
death of his colleague, Representative
Tongue, and offered the customary resolu
tions of regret, which were adopted.' '
The speaker appointed the following
committee to attend the funeral services:
Messrs. Moody (Ore.). Burton (O. Paine
(N. Y.), Bishop (Mich.), Davidson (Wis ).
McLachlan (Cal.), Ransdell (La), Need
ham (Cal.), Bellamy (N. C), Sutherland
(Utah) jind Bates (Pa.)
' Then, at 12:10 p. m., as a further .mark of
respect, the bouse adjourned.
Roth Rides Urt Derision.
TOPEKA. Kan., Jan. 12. Judge Hazen,
In the district court this morning, decided
that the bible could be read in the public
schools of Kansas and also that Sunday
theaters could be held In Topeka without
molestation. Both cases were, vigorously
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