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TTTE OMAHA PATTA TITT!: SUNDAY, FEKKUAIIY 1, 100.1.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
Boston Store, Council Bluffs.
rsvia e.i i'uu.
Expert wetch repairing. I.effert. 49 H'y.
Annual reduction on picture! and picture
framing. C. E. Alexander Co.
Wanted, at one boy with ony to carry
Bee route. Apply at the oMce, 10 Prarl
We .-re headqjarters for glass of all
kind. See us before ou buy. C. U. Taint.
Oil and UIjss company. I
The district court Jury In the suit of
Henry Allen sgalnM 1 he Wabifh Railroad i
returned a sealed verdict yesterday after- j
noon . j
The regular montniv meeting or ine ak
aiflated Charities will he held Monday
aftenioon at the home of Mrs. McCune,
8 First avenue.
I have appointed Mr. K. B. Morehouse,
ldf.fl Fourth avenue, 1 1 act an my agent lor
the Winona Hosiery and underwear until
further notice, W. 8. Homer.
Sarah, the 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Hommif, MS Kast Hroadway,
died yeaterday ironi hemorrhage or the
lungs, after an Illness- of ten days.
1-m.t- r. A Will- un.
tenccd to twenty daya on bread and water i
yesterday for the theft of a horse blanket ,
ind other goods' from George
Adams of !
144 West Broadway.
Frank Leroy and Frank
Keenan th I
musicians charged with heln
UBiciniiB enarsjru wiin ncinn iniiin.-ti nrn ,
In the recent robbery at the Metcalfe rad-
souse, were re easeil vesterna .Assistant
County Attorney Hess dismissed Ihe case
During the month of January there were
filed In tho office of the county recorder
VI conveyances of real estate, with the
total consideration of STJO.IKI.M. This com-
fares very favorably with the same month i
sst vear. when 267 conveyances were riled. !
with a total consideration of )52.548.05fc
The winter term of the Western Iowa
college Is now In full force, yet etudenti
are still entering both day and night
school. With Its large attetwlance tho
school Is unable to fill all Its calls for
stenographers, bookkeepers and oftlce em
ployes. Should any competent person out
of employment want such a position they
might learn of some good place by calling
at the college olllco.
M. Marcus complained, to the police last
night that he had cashed a worthless check
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calling for IS.aii for a stranger, who pur
chased a SO-cent hat. The same Individual
who worked Marcus la said to h.tve at
tempted to pass a check purported to he
slcned bv H. A. (Juinn, the lumberman.
on Bwalne Mauer. Mf. Swalne. however,
was suspicious and called up Mr. yuliin ,
Cy leicpnone. 1 n icuow, woeu ne ovarii
Mr. Swalne telephoning, hurriedly . de
parted, leaving the check behind him.
With the Chnrehes.
At St. Paul'a Episcopal church this morn
ing there will be celebration of the holy
communion at 10:30 o'clock.
These services will be held today at ths
Broadway Methodist church: Class meet
ing, 9:45 a, m.; preaching service, 10:30 a.
nl.; 8unday school, 12 noon; Epworth
league, 6:30 p. m.; sacred concert, 7:30 p. m.
At the evening service a quartet consisting
of Dr. Claude Iewls, MIss.Hattie Ross,
Miss Allda McFadden and Xenophon Kynett
will render Havens' "Crosa and Crown.''
Lucius Pryor and Dr. Lewis will render the
duet, "O. loving Voice of Jesus," and
Charles Haverstock the aolo, "The Day Is
The Second Church of Christ (Scientist)
will hold services In Modem Woodmen of
America hall In Merrlam block, at 10:45 a.
m. Subject: "Spirit." Sunday school Im
mediately after the service. Wednesday
evening, testimonial meeting at 7:45.
At the Fifth Avenue Methodist church
there will be preaching services at 10:30
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. In the morning the
pastor, Rev. J. W. Abel, will take aa the
subject ot hla sermon, "What Judas Saw
In Thirty Plecea of Silver." In the evening
his topic will be "Retribution as Judas
Found It." Class meeting will bo at 9:30
a. m., Sunday school at noon. Junior-league
meeting at 3 p. m. and Epworth league
meeting at 7:30 p. m. The revival services
will continue throughout the week.
At the Second Presbyterian church this
morning the pastor. Rev. Harvey Hosteller,
will preach on "The Renewed Mini." In
the evening his suhject will be "Chris
tianity Judged by Experts."
The First Church of Christ (Scientist)
will hold services thla morning in the Sapp
building at 11 o'clock, when the subject
of the lesson will be "Spirit." Sunday
school will be at the close of the services
end the midweek testimonial meeting will
be held Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. t
Edwin J. Abbott, lay reader, will con
duct morning prayer and litany at Grace
Episcopal church thla n.orn'ng at 11 o'clock.
Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a. m.
There will be sacrament, service at, the
Latter Day SalntB' church this .morning at
10:30 o'clock and preaching by Elder J. P.
Calllle at 7;30 p. m. Sunday school will
be at noon. The regular midweek prayer
meeting will be held Wednesday evening
at 7:30 o'clock.
Ileal Katate Transfers.
These transfers were filed yesterday In
the abstract, title and loan office of J. W.
Squire, 101 Pearl alreet:
Andrew I-aricn and wife to Lillian
Hoosh, nw4 sei S4-7C-43 w. d $ 2.GK)
George 8. Wright and Oeorg? H.
Mayne. 30-foot strip across lot 3.
Mtllett's subdlv., to be known as
tiarneld ave., w. d 1
A. H. M Mullen et al to Mrs. Alfred
McKowen, lots S to 1-, block IjI,
Crescent, w. d
GeorK A. l.ltchti'ld, assignee, to
Christian Ptraub, part of lots 14 and
15, block 7. Davllsa' lt add., a. ii ...
W. J. Woodward and wife to Ferdi
nand W'les, lot 6. block 1. Curtis &
rtumscy's add., w. d
Day & ties to Annls Konlgmucher.
nei nw4 set; 5-7t-43. r. c. d
Same to I'orao. a Lin l and T.'us com
pany, '4 tiwtt ae1 S-74-43, q. c. d
W. J. Dean and wife to F.mma It.
Myers, n" ne'i S-74-U!, w. d
Kob. rt Jamison, receiver, to Douglas
A Fiske, lot 6, Auditor's subdlv.,
nei ne4 24-75-44. and lots 7 and 8 In
nw' nwVt 1U-75-43 r. d....-
1ewts 8. Howe, administrator, to
Margaret U MeOee, lot H. Glendale
extension, and other property, a. d..
Countv treasurer to W. V. Wfbster,
lots IS and 19. block 21: lota lit. 20 and
21. block 33. ind lots 1H alid 20. block
U, Frrry add., t. d
W. M Thomas and wife to Evangeli
cal Emmanuel church. Cmlerwood.
lot 4. block 13. Cmlerwood, w. d
Ashiiflot National bank to Christian
Ktraub part lots 14 and 15, bl';ck 7.
Kay Has' 1st add , w. d
Anteilcan Exchange National bink to
Christian Straub. part lota 14 and U.
block 7. Hayllas' 1st add., w. d
E. C. Smith and wife to Kelsey ttaven
and wife, lot 1, block SS. Railroad
add., s. w. d ,
E H l.ouge and wife to same, lots
S to 6 and , . 10 and IS, block SS,
Railroad add., a. w. d
Sixteen transfers, total.
KEY THEATER I
A. B. BEALL.
You see searchlight
there's a show.-
STARTING MONDAY. FEB
THE FAIR MA1IATMA,
An unexplalnable entertainment. Ma
ronl. Keller and modern magicians outdone.
Including nwawiiH to and frum audience
without the um of wires. Night prices,
Vpecla'l M-tlnees Wednesday and Satur
day cucluslvelv for laities All seals 2k
-ul.a admitted free Monday night If ac
companied by a paid Sue ticket.
Tr h' . Council Hluffs. 'Phone V
CREDITORS WANT DIVIDEND
Escorr.insr, Impatient at Delay in Officer &
Pmej Bank B ceifership
FIVE PER CENT IS ALL THAT IS EXPECTED
Onlrcr Katate Asset Mar Add Some,
thins to Thla If Mlnlac Prop
erty ( Br Sold at a
When will Receivers Bereshelra and Mur
phy of the Officer A Pusey bank pay an-
oiner aiviuenu : ib iue uueaiiuu wuivo ib
agitating the minds of the several hundred 1
creditors of the defunct banking Instftu- j
many oi me creauors are oi ine
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opinion that the affairs of the receivership
should be closed up and the receivers dls-
Some months ago there was talk
' ,ne receivers having sufficient ft
Pay another dividend of 6 per cent.
funds to !
but no i
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move In this direction has been made and I
a large number of the creditors are com
plaining of what they allege to be the dila
tory methods of the receivers. It was
stated yesterday by one of the heaviest
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creditors of the defunct banking firm that I
an application would be made to the court
to close up the receivership and to order
a dividend of 6 per cent. This, It is said,
will be the last dividend tbat the creditors
will receive from the assets of th bank.
J. J. Stewart, administrator of the es
tate of Thomas Officer, the senior member
of the firm, has been using evcrv effort to
dispose of the mining property, left by Mr. !
Officer, but so tar has failed to receive any
offer near what the property Is considered ,
to he worth. The Persy-Chester
which Is being operated at present under j
others, has been offeVed by Administrator
Stewart for sale at $100,000. The best offer
he has received Is $.10,000. the bid made
by the parties now working the mine. In
the event of the mining property being sold
for anything near $100,000 the creditors of
the bank will receive 'another dividend of I
from 10 to 15 per cent, but asthlngs stand
at present It does not look aa If they will
receive more than another possible 6 per
N. Y. Plumbing Co., Tel. 250. Night, F667.
MOTOR. COMPANY RAISES PAY
Along; mitn Increase Cornea
cession In Time for
A new scale of wages effective from
January 15 for the conductors and motor
men on the street railway was announced
yeaterday by Superintendent Tarklngton.
During the first year's service the men will
receive 20 cents an hour, the second year
21 cents and thereafter 22 cents. Here
tofore they hove received 17 cents for the
first year and 20 centa thereafter. Under
the new scale about twenty-five men will
lump from 17 cen's to 20 cents, ten men
from 20 cents to 21 Cfnts and about seventy-five
men from 20 centa to 22 cents.
Another concession to the men was also
announced yesterday. Commencing today
conductors or motormen will not have to
eat their dinners on the ears. Every man
will be relieved In order that he may go
home to his dinner In the middle of the
With this new scale of wages, It was
said last evening that It waa very doubt
ful If the men on this side of the river
would take any steps toward organizing a
Carnival Company Incorporates.
The Council Bluffs Street Fair and Car
nival company was organized yesterday and
the articles of Incorporation will be filed
j Monday. The Incorporators are: Victor E
Bender. B. M. Sargent. W. J. Davenport
W. A. Maurer. H. A. Searle, H. H. Van
Brunt, E. A. Troutman. Emmet Tinley.
The officers are: President, H. A. Searle;
vice president, W. A. Maurer; treasurer,
H. H. Van Brunt; secretary, E. A. Trout
man. The capital stock Is placed at $10,
000, and the Incorporation Is for ten years.
The incorporators are the members of
the executive committee which bad charge
of the Elks' street fair and carnival last
l September and tho company was organized
for the purpose of continuing annually
these street fairs. At the last meeting
of the grand lodge of Elks it was decided
tbat no subordinate lodge could conduct
or hold a street fair and carnival In ths
name of the order
Clvloa A it ay Stoves.
The second heating stove given by WIN
Hani Welch to his coal customers was
awarded to M'S. Henry Becker. 1418 South
Eighth atreet Another haa been put up
on thj same plan, and during the next thirty
d,y3 S'vn away free to one of hU
I i-' 11 itflmara Rofri r A ArdaPlna' units nnal !!
I customers. Refnre nrdprlnv vnur eoal call
at 111 Ncr'.h Main street or 'phone 128. i
Gravel roofina. A. H. Read. 126 Main St
Do Detects Thief.
Frank Moore, a negro. Is tinder arrest' at
the. rity Jail charged with the larceny of
a silk skirt from the residence of Mrs.
Harry Wrstcott on South First street. His
arrest was brought about in a peculiar way.
When Sergeant Gardiner was returning to
the police station- yesterday afternoon after
i eating dinner at hla home he was attacked
' by a good sized dog which aeemed desirous
of taking a lunch off the officer. Gardiner
climbed onto the porch of a nearby house
to avoid the onslaught of the dog and was
surprised to see the animal make a dash
for underneath the porch. The yells which
arose from beneath the porch Indicated
that the dog had run something to ground.
Investigation led to the discovery of
Mooro with the silk skirt under his arm.
He had taken refuge under the porch when
he had seen the officer approaching.
PAST WEEK IN BLUFFS SOCIETY
KrceiHloa (iltaa by Mrs. C harles Test
Stewart the Most Preten
Mrs. Horace Kverett will entertain In-
formally at whist Friday evening
Mrs F. Ives Frank street entertained
a number of her friends Tuesday evening
The Tuesday History club win meet
Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. F. J. Bchnorr
of Oakland avenue.
Miss Grace Heche entertained at dinner
Tuesdav evening In honor of Mrs. I.. K.
llrldaham of Denver.
Mr. and Mrs. onn K Templetoa enter
tained the membera of the Calendar Card
club at thtlr home Tuesday evening.
The membera of the Oak'and Avenue
rten.il n cub will meet Friday afternoon
lK If -m J II fmek wll of Fourth
The members of the Woman's Whist
c'ub were entertained Tuesday afternoon
at the home ot Mrs. A. T. Klwell of Wil
Mrs. C. O. Saunders will bo chstrman of
the meeting of Ua Uteratura department
of the Council B uffs Woman's club, to be
! hel at the club room Thursdav afternoon, I
j Mlsa Mary K. Drvinell will give an ad- j
. iiiik on "Woman as a Writer; lire Urcnt-
rat r oe.
Mrs. Lyman Hhugurt entertained at
euchre Tuesday afternoon. I'rl s were
Won by Mrs. t harlcs Woodbury and Mrs.
H. O. Hrtilngton.
Miss Sheely of Knephcr street was
pleasantly surprised Tuesday evening" by
a number of her friends In honor o. her
There la a movement among the society
people of the city to give a series of leii
ten mutdcalH, the proceeds to go to the
various charltnble institutions ot the city.
The members of the First Avenue Card
club gave a ."stag" party Thursday even
ing at the home of Mrs. K. Murray of W il
The membera of the art department will
jneet at the club room of the Council
Bluffs Woman a cl.ib tomorrow evenhiK.
Mrs. J. 11. Cieaver will be chairman of the
The members of the Council Bluffs chap- !
ter of the Daughters of the American Kev- .
olutlon gave h six-handed euchre party
Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. t.
Mr. and Mrs. iohn T. Stewart enter-
tained at dinner Wednesday evening , in !
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Covers were Inld for twelve. The decora- I
tlons were In red. 1
lira .1 I , .If Nnnfin.r PniPrin nPII lilt.
Mrs. Walter Spooner entertained Ihe !
mellioers Ot me lliesnay cuciue emu nv -,. ,h ,,nl... ...hmltteri hla anneal
her home on Seventh street Tuesday att- wore the tourt and suhmlttea nis appeal
ernoon. Prises were won by Mrs. Brels- from the verdict. Today the couple ap
ford and Miss Mabe! Hicks of Omaha. peared before Chief Justice Bishop with a
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schlfferll Second marrlaRP nrPni)e and 8,ed him to marry
avenue entertained at supper Thursday: m . .. . .
night a number of friends In honor of Mr. I
iniu a iiuiii.r.-i .i ..w .....
Schlfferll a birthday. Covers were lain tor
roriy. i no jaoie was urciuii uceumieu
with white and pink roses,
Mrs. George Trie-hard of Omaha gave a
reception at her home Thursday evening
In honor of the Mlwses Guitars or Mlsourl,
who are in the city, the guestB of their
aunt, Mrs. Horace Kverett. A number oi
Council Bluffs people were In ateudance.
The annual reception of the Council
HlufTs Woman's club will be held Friday
afternoon from 3 to 8 at the home of Mr.
Victor Jennings. Mrs. McMurtry or uman;
will give an add
resa and Miss F'orence j
5"tTt'U.,rii "LV.o-'LTv.11 I
u nir Wotrmn'M club, will contribute sev
eral recitati-ins. An Invitation has been
extended to the members
Woman . cl ub to attend.
ot ine umana
recital waa given W ednesday evening
at the music studio or w . L.. i nicKsiun
which was participated In by a number or
1 I ...... II . 'lV- ..w-..vw -n lnilllHnfl t nil
HIS pupils. ine PluKiniii . intuitu i hii:
mA. ,.r ihd CnllnvL-inir i KT f'nrmerH : Mlsse ,
Nrta nath, iola Aten. Anita Hrackett,
Irma Smith. Amanda Huckmaii uertruqu
llavs and Nevada Have. Ms. H. W. l ln- i
ley and Messrs. Altchlson nd Jay Selby.
About forty guests were present.
Charles Test Stewart? In honor of her
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New York City.
guest, xniss noiiner oi ii. . :
?-.... i ... .. ltrlailv HMnriitpr1 In cut
flowers and palms American Beauty roses
were useu in ine uttiaii"ii " , . !
weT"s.rST"t,8n.ewMrt: I.Tr. Mli. .
Emely Guliar and miss nonner. yiooui i'.u
guests were in attendance.
Licensesto wed were Issued yesterday
to the following:
Name and Residence,
Ed Volkens, Trey nor la
Eda Hanrtngs, Council Bluffs
James Manlnch, Whitman. Neb...
Lulu E. Fender, Council Bluffs....
Plumbing and heating. Blxby ft Son.
Veteran Lesion Campllre.
Encampment No. 8, Union Veteran Le
gion, will give a campflre Monday evening
t Woodmen of the World hall
soldiers, sailors and marines, with their
wives and other members of the family,
are invited to be present. A good progratn
has been arranged In which there are sevr
eral excellent musical selections.
SURVEYORS AREJN THE FIELD
Illinois Central Has Plana for Two
Bhort BHa of Road Near
CEDAR FALLS. .. Jan. 81. (Special. V
The surveyors for the Illinois Central
railroad today began to lay out the route
which will change the Albert Lea branch
of the road, making this city the terminus
Instead of Mona Junction, one mile from
this city. The original articles of incor
poration made this necessary, but the
owners of land along the route asked ex
orbitant prices and the company shied off
a mile from the city. One of the officials
of the road said while here that tho work
would be completed during the summer.
In addition to this the surveyors have
laid out the route for the New Hartford
Cedar Falls line, which will be built to
avoid the steep hill west of the city. The
two lines when completed will have cost
tho company $500,000, and will add greatly
to the freight and passenger service ot
INEBRIATE LAW IS VALID
Iowa Jadare Declares that Act In that
State neajnlatlnaj Drunken
ness la I ncon,t It otlonnl.
DES MOINES, la., Jan. 31. Judge A. H.
McVeigh, acting in conjunction with Judge
Given, five timea chief Justice of the Iowa
I mnnnui court today rendered a decision
i t0 , t.Kect thnl tne Jowa inebriate law
! w vau,i
j hold", that ,t u to the benefit of the
(n.,Mrt beina nenai: that It dif-
fers from the Wisconsin law, which was
Mi unconBtUutional. in that the Iowa law
permits the governor to parole the patient.
tears for IlurRlar).
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Telegram.) Owen Ball, a prominent young
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' tenetd to four years at hard labor in the
: penitentiary. He was convicted of robbing
' the Bee Hive store. He refused to give the
' names of his accomplices, although offered
, clemency by the court,
I CLEARANCES BREAK RECORD
New York Dank Halaaces lllulier
Than Kyer Before In History
NEW YORK, Jan. 31. Today's balances
at the clearing house, $24,77.948, broke
all previoua records In volume, the nearest
approach being $24,843,000 in July of last
The Individual showing of some of the
leading banks gave rise to much conjec
ture. For instsnce, the First National
had a debit balance of over $12,000,000,
M,.Vi - noriW offset bv the credit bal-
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l nt thm Rank nf Commerce and Ex
change National bank. Institutions with
which the First National has close afillia-
i no ' , ' . ' .
Daiance oi over s.uvu,no.,. uu. .-.
I were not reflected in any of Its iuh-
aldlary banks. The unusually large credit
balance of the subtreasury at the clearing
house, amounting to S'M64.4o6. results di
rectly from payment of a note and lu'erest
to the government of about t3.000.000 by
the Central Pacific ralUay of California.
More Uackel ladlrtraeats.
FRANKFORT. Ky.. Jan. 31 The Frank
lin county grand Jury adjourned today.
I Notwithstanding the fact that Henry K.
Yousey, serving a sentence for the murder
of Governor Goebel, was before the jury
for week, no Indictments in the Goebel
MARRIAGE SETTLES A CASE
Tec-Thouaand-Del'ar Judgment Wiped Out
bj a Wedding Ceremony.
IOWA TO SEND A REGIMENT TO ST. LOUIS
A. Smith of Scranton Out for De
partment Commander of CI. A. R.
In Opposition to I.. H.
(From n Staff Correspondent.)
PES MOINES. Jan. 31 (Special.) An rf-
vii made today to end a big damage
suit which was submitted to the supreme
; rourt , f d Sophia Olscn
ued S. J. Anderson for damages for
i breach of promise of marriage and had ob
tained In the district court at Fort Dodge
a Judgment for $10,000. This week Senator
Healey, representing Mrs. Oiaen, and R. M.
l'.l,,t ..n ,..,.... 1 A nHnoann nnnnnpa.
representing Anderson, appeared
tnem. bhe also presented to him a state
ment In which he made accusations against
Senator Healey, alleging that he alone was
responsible for the lawsuit and that she
had never Intended to sue Anderson, etc.
Incidentally, It was stated that Healey was
to get a ".00n fPe if he won his case. They
asked that this paper be filed with the rec
ord of marriage and It was evident tbat
they expected it would be the basis for re
fusal to pay Ihe attorney fees in the case.
Hut Chief Justice Bishop refused to marry
the eouple or receive the statement in
which accusations were made against the
attorney. It Is expected they will get a
justice of the peace to marry them and
thus escape, If possible, payment of the at
torneys In the case.
Iowa to Send a HeaJment.
It In nrnkikln K tn.-a - Ml .
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Iment of the National Guard at St. Louis on
i the occasion of the dedication of the
j roni), 0, ,h St. Louis exposition, April
next. Adjutant General Byers and Gov-
, prnor Cummins had a conference today and
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both are earnestly In favor of sending a
regiment. It is probable that the regiment
wiin iuv raiiKiug coionei win ue Beiei'ieu 10
M '"'-would be the regiment com
mandod hv CnlnnM Lincoln of Ama Thu
governor will go with his full military
staff and will be accompanied by state offi
cers and others. The Iowa commission will
meet at St. Louis at the same time.
Miners on a Strike.
About 168 miners went on a strike Friday
noon at the Gibson coal mine near Altoona.
They are still out and will probably so re
main for several days. The cause of the
trouble is said to be that the mine boss,
Mr. Gibson, refused to permit a young man
named Smith to work in a room by himself.
He said he considered Smith too inexperi
enced and incompetent to have the respon-
' Biblllt-y of a room. The pit committee of
ine miners insisted, and when Gibson re
fused they ordered the men to quit- work,
as they alleged It was a case of unjust and
State Andltor'a Mother Dead.
B. F. Carroll, state auditor. Is In Bloom
field, where hla mother died yesterday.
Mrs. Christina Carroll was 85 years old and
had been a resident of southeastern Iowa
many years. Her husband has been dead
many years. Auditor Carroll and family
went to Bloomfield several daya ago.
Others of the family are: David Carroll,
Colorado Springs; A. B. Carroll, Milton,
John and Sanford Carroll, White Elm, la.,
and daughter living in Missouri.
State Buildings Accepted.
Judges Robinson and Klnne returned to
day from Marshalltown, where they went
to accept the pew buildings for the state al
the Soldiers' home. All of the work of the
general contractor Is done except the com
pletion of the chimney, which will not be
done until spring and the frescoing of
the chapel, or amusement hall. This hall
will not be decorated and completed for
some time, but will be made use of at
once. When it is completed it will be
dedicated In appropriate manner.
The secretary of state today received ar
ticles of incorporation of the Tifna Valley
Pressed Brick company, capital, $SO,000. by
C. E. Foster and W. M. Hodgos; also noticq
that the capital stock of the Fort Dodgq
Telephone company has been increased
from $50,000 to $100,000; also change of
name of the H. O. Selffert Lumber com
pany of Danveport to the Selffert ft Welse
Lumber company and Increase of capital
stock to $175,000.
Candidate for Commander.
Information was received In this city to
day by members of the Grand Army of
the Republic that the H. M. Powers post
at Scranton will present to the encamp
ment the name of P. A. Smith of Scranton
for department commander. It had been
generally supposed that L. B. Raymond of
Hampton would be selected without oppo
sition. P. A. Smith Is editor of a news
paper at Scranton and a few years ago was
' In the house of tepresentatlves. He was
. a llitai i ii me aijiiii Jim llliajirjr gnu
was captured at Shlloh and served some
time In a prison. He carries a ball in his
necK waicn was receivea in ism. toin
i Smith and Raymond are newspaper editors.
rw Members of liar Committee.
The supreme court today appointed J. H.
Henderson of Indianola and W. S. Kenyon
of Fort Dodge to be membera of the Bar
Examining commission. Both are former
The supreme court decided for a second
time tod v that the tax ferret law so far
as it givea the county auditors power to
! go back and correct assessments by plac
ing on the tax lists the property which has
been found by tux ferrets to be omitted
gives that power uo further than -the cur
rent year. This was In a caBe from Black
hawk county. The county auditors have
been going back several years to perform
tho act of correcting the tax lists. Tho
court holds this is wrong.
PASSENGERS RESCUED BY TUG
Taken Off of a Rock la Paclflc Ocean
Where Tber Spend a
FISH ROCK. Mendocino County, Cal.. Jan.
31. After a night of comparative comfort,
due to plentiful supplies of provisions and
to Improvised shelters, the fifteen persons
who were cast on Flub rock as the result
of the grounding ot the steamer Crescent
City at an early hour yesterday morning,
were taken off this morning shortly after
daybreak and are now on their way to San
Francisco on board a tugboat sent from
that city to the relief of the passengers
and rrew of Crescent City.
j Crescent City Is lying In a good position
I and if the wind continuea to blow from a
; favorable quarter there Is every probability
; that it can -tie pulled from its perilous po
sition to a safe anchorage. The audden fall
i of the wind was all tbat saved the little
1 ateamtr from total destruction
Still Greater Reductions,
Stock Must Be Sold
Here are n few extra inducements we will place on sale Monday morning nt
our Silk, Dress Goods, Millinery and Cloak Departments
eV Colored silk warp Hen-
V9 rp,,a ,n n'vv bluo 0,1
rose and cardinal never
sold less than $1.50
ttf f-J Scotch tweed sult
7r) ings, F6 Inches wide
I in a good range
in a gooa range
of mixtures worth
$1.75 on Hale
f) Extra heavy mixed suit
C5C '"' E Inches wide
atiiriiua uuu spougeu.
and sold usually
for $1.50 on sale
Black fancy mohair fig
ures, 40 Inches wide a
fabric, sold for $1.00,
on sale at
s P" 75c Big line of black
3C3 1rrsR Roods, Including
prunellas, mclroae, hair
line cords anil India
serges worth $1.00
and $1.25, on sale
G Mohair matululses. In
J pur' qUi'lty of nlal'k
KUUU IttllKl OI IICKInH,
40 inches wide and sold
formerly for $.00,
MAN IS SHOT AT HIS DOOR
Assanin Rings Bell and Waits for Victim
BULLET NARROWLY MISSES THE HEART
IV o Knona Reason for Attempted
Murder and Plttslinra; Police Arc
at Work on Case With,
ont Slightest Cine.
PITTSBURG, Pa Jan. 31. C. B. AlllBon,
a well known electrical contractor of this
city, was called to the front door of his
home in Shcraden, a suburb, at 1:45 o'clock
this morning and shot down by an un
known person. The bullet entered Mr, Al
lison's left side near the heart.
Mr. Allison was awakened shortly before
2 o'clock by loud ringing and knocking at
the front door. Securing his revolver, he
descended the stairs and opened the door.
No one was there and he stepped onto the
porch and was peering Into the darkness,
when a shot was fired from the side of the
house and Mr. Allison was shot through
He quickly raised himself by the porch
railing, however, and fired throe shots after
the assansin. Mrs. Allison when Bhc heard
the shots rushed downstairs and found her
husband half kneeling and half hanging on
the porch. She dragged him Inside the
house and a physician wag quickly sum
moned, but on account of Mr. Allison's
condition no attempt was made to extract
o Reason for Shootlnar.
No reason Is known for the attempt on
Mr. Allison's life and the identity of the
man who fired the shot is a mystery. It
Is said that an infernal machine was sent
to Mr. Allison last Thursday, ut It failed
when the box was opened.
This morning it was said that the shoot
ing Is the result of political trouble, which
Mr. Allison has had in the borough. An
other reason given for the shotlng is that
because someone thought Mr. Allison la
connected with the Anti-taloon league, as
the box containing the revolver was ad
dressed to "C. B. Allison Secretary of the
Anti-saloon league. Sheradea, Pa." It was
denied that Mr. Allison is in any way con
nected with the league.
After an examination of the wound thla
morning the physician stated that Mr. Al
lison was not fatally hurt. The bullet en
tered the left breast and. without pleiclng
the lung, lodged in the rigl'.t shoulder. He
is resting easy.
The police are at work on the case, but
there Is not the slightest clue.
Mr. Allison Is 48 years of sge and Is man.
ager of the Sheraden Electrical company,
with offices In this city.
Ask for Heavy Dauiaacs.
BOSTON, Jan. 31. Joseph E. Uoherty and
Thomas J. Egan. in behalf of themselves
and other stockholders of the Bay State
Gas company of Delaware, brought a bill
in equity In the superior court today against
the Mercantile Trust company of .New York
and others with a view of having the four
Rnmnn inn coniDanies ordered to meet the
' .invi fi:nd renuiremenis and Interest of
I the United GaB bonds and turn over the ex
cess to the Bay S'ate das company of De
troM. Damages were placed at $10,000,000.
FIRE ENDANGERS BULLION
Flames Rant In Assay Offlce. Iut
Precious Metals Arc Safel
NEW YORK. Jan. 31. Fire broke out
today in a laboratory on the sc-ond floor
of the United States assay offlce, whkh
Is next door to the Bubtreusury. and de
stroyed a portion of the roof and upper
story and some of the apparatus.
Chief Aseayer Torey sail the leas on
the apparatus probably would not exceed
tli.UOO and lhat the loss on the building
would be nominal.
He thought ihe business of the assay
office, which amounted to about sexenty
five assays a day, would not be Interrupted
longer than three or four day. Mr. Torey
believed thai oitrlo acid, which Is Ubed In
testing bullion, was the cause of the fire.
He said it might have eaten Inio the
wooden flue which leads from, the glass
basins, when the gold and silver bars are
melted and subjected to chemical action.
The flames, which were first seen In one
of the flues, soon got beyond control. An
alarm was turned In and the slxty-fivs
Fancy All over
"I All our novelty trim-
j lmings, black and col.
ors, in alius, nets,
taffeta and applique, formerly retailed
at $.1.50, $5.00. $ti.50, $7.50 and $; 00.
Any ladles' Jacket
or cape in our
stock, all this sea
son's gooda, large essortment of sizes
and In a variety of style, colors and
lengths, worth $10.00, $12.00 and $15.00
"V Choice of our entire line
M QP of laclier.' and misses'
nicely trimmed dress
hnts. worth up to
Ail our lsilles' and
misses' trimmed street
hats- and felt shapes
worth up to $:1.00 each F-
now on sale rl f
government employes In the building hast
ened to save the millions of treasure in
There was about $40,000,000 In bullion
in the vaults and about ll.HOO.OOO lying
oiitBld. in various parts of the building.
The ll.r.oo.Ot'O and about $100,000 In a
melted Bt.ae, as well as the books of ac
count and record, were hastily locked in
the vaults. Then the employes hurried
oui of ihe building for their own safety.
The building uaed by the aeeay office Is
hlsiori?. Before it was used as an assay
office, forty ycara ago. it wsb a govern
ment mini, and for a time It waa the
United Stales Government bank.
DEPARTMENT STORE BURNED
I. ante i:tiil.lll ment at Sacramento
llcstrayetl with loaa ot One
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. Jan. 31 The great
department Btore of Welnatock. Lubln ft
Co. wua destroyed by fire thla morning.
Frank Kasebolt. a fireman, 'was killed by
a falling wall. Al Pritchard had his back
broken and will die. Several others were
badly injured. ,
The Ions may reach $1,000,000. The prop
erty was heavily insured.
The store of Wetnstock, Lubln & Co. was
one of the largest In California. It waa a
four-story brick and cement building, cov
ering a lurge area of ground.
An immense Btock of department store
goods wan carried, aa the concern had a
large trade throughout central and north
NEW YORK. Jan. 31 The oHsay offlce in
the subtreaaiiry building Is on fire.
The fire started In a lavatory on the third
floor and probably had been smouldering
for some minutes before being dlncovered.
A clerk In a banking offlce opposite the
building saw flames breaking through the
cornice and notified a policeman, who sent
in au alarm.
An extra squad of police and detectives
eurrounded the building and the, doors of
the subtreasury we.-e dosed.
As soon aa the alarm was given the safes,
containing about $80,000,000, wr locked
CU - V I ii HT
V Odd lot of taffeta silks,
aatlns, China silks, col
ors only, formerly sold
for fiOc, 75c and $1
all In one lot to close,
ft v Silk wash taffetas,
5Vy C s '8" ,ff',, Ilk. crepe
du chine, in a good
range of colors, sold regularly for
75c. 85c and $1.00.
fjt -f -f yV Yard wide taffeta
rT I I VJ and lining silk, In
H black only every
yard fully guaranteed formerly sold
for $1.50 and $1.75.
gT PJ Bilk waistlng In black
fJ fancy cords and black
wltn colored figures
never sold for leas
than $1.00 on
- r Silk atrlped 82-Inch
, J fancy walstlngs !n red,
pink, cream and black
soid for 75c and
85c on sale
"V A large line of colored
5JC llks' ,n,',,,dln 4 Inch
China and fine taffetas.
In a extra good quality, sold usually
for 65c and 75c.
Not a Rival in Sight Anywhere
when linen that has hnen done up at our
laundry is put in contrast with that laun
dry anywhere In the west. Tho. beauty
of our laundry work makes us Justly
proud, and we feel like crowing every time
we see the difference In our superb finish
and color on the shirts, collars t.nd cuffs
done up by our methods.
Bluff City Laundry,
22-24 North Mjln S:reet.
Should be attended to now. Oit facilities
for repairing or renewing old work are ex
ceptionally good. Our workmen are i-lilled
In their trade and experienced In all mat
ters pertaining to water backs, heaters for
steam or hot water and household work
generally. If we do It, H'a dono right.
J. C. Bixby & Son,
202 Main & 203 Pearl Sts Council Bluffs, la.
No doctor ran obtain the desired results
In the sick room unless his prescriptions
re filled exactly as he wrote them as to
quantity and, moreover, with drugs high in
the quality of purity and freshness. We,
as conscientious pharmacists, endeavor to
aid your physician In bringing back your
health. Our system of checking prevents
mistakes, our methods of buying avolda
THE BRONSON DRUG GO,
10 Broadway - pOUNCIL BLUFFS.
and all the loose rash waa gathered up and
rushed into safea and locked up. The books
were also taken to places of safety. At 1
o'rlock the firemen had extinguished the
flames, but the charred wood was still
Merchant Vessel Launched.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 31. The
steamer Francis H. Leggltt, building here
for the Pacific coast lumber trade, was
launched at the shipyard today. Mrs.
Archer Huntington oi New York christened
Appoint a Hoard of Insanity.
BTURG1S, 8. D., Jan. 31. (Special.)
The commiasloners of Meade county have
appointed State's Attorney James Mc
Nenny, Dr. E. J. Sexton and County Judge
Harry P. At water aa a Board of Insanity
for the county for the coming two years.
SAN DOMINGO MUST SETTLE
Government Objects to America In
terfering When Insular Courts
SAN DOMINGO. Jn. 31. The Dominican
government has Informed Mr, Powell that.
it cannot agree to hla request made in the
name of the American government In re-
I gard to the claims of the Clyde line.
I The company, It aaya, -should seek re
dress at the hands of a tribunal of the
ominlcan republic and not appeal to the
United States government. Mr. Powell has
informed the Dominican government In re
ply that' the United Slates would Insist on
redress for its citizens and that the claims
must be settled by the roverntucnt and
not throuRn the courts.
The protocol providing for arbitration of
the disputed claims of the San Domingo
! Improvement .company against the Domln
i lean government was signed today. The
arbitrators, of whom tber are to be three,
will meet In Washington.
Marconi Malls for Knaland.
SEW YORK, Jan. 31 William Marconi
sailed for Kngland today by tiis Cuuard
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