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TTII2 OMATTA DAILY TIEEt SUNDAY, FE1TRUARY 8, 190.1.
IDMITELM? & GARDINER STOCK
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
Davis sen a
' Expert watch repairing. Lffrert, By.
For rent four nlrely furnished upstairs
room. B2 Hluff street.
Annual reduction on pictures and plctura
framing. C. E. Alexander & Co.
Wanted, at one, boy with pony to carry
See routa. Apply at the oftlcs. 10 Pearl
Wf arc hesrtqjarters for class of all
kinds. Bee ua before you buy. C. B. Faint,
Oil and tiliica company.
The regular meeting of the Knights and
Ladles of Security will be held Tuesday
evening In Marcua hall. .
A mamas Mrense was Issued yesterday
to Oran t'hrlstopfier ased i. and Annetta
Manner, aged al. both of Avoca, la.
llano and anything In the music and
sma.ll Instrument line at Itourlrlus Piano
Mouse, 3.15 Broadway, where the organ
Stands upon the building.
The degree staff and reception committee
of Palm grove will meet this afternoon at
t o'clock In Woodmen of the World hall
to makp arrangements for the meeting of
the grand circle.
Charles O.. the Infant son or Mr
Mrs, i. T. Jones, 710 Sixth avenue died yes- j
lerday afternoon, aged 4 months. The
funeral will be, held this afternoon it .
o'clock ana nurmi win oo in ,...uv "'
Wanted, to rent, part of lower floor room 1
exceptional good chance for some onehav-
nv rarwri si 1 1 iir ii i in . sin in h wiiit .
in nuirit room to et food renter. loca
tion must be central. Address O, Bee office,
r.i..r,H r.iirnxi in I'minrli Bluffs and re- :
ceiitly promoted to a slmllnr position In ;
fit. Joseph, arrived In the city last evening
i. - ... .nn..Fln him fm V t.l
lur inc iui v k icmuMiiB - j
thnlr new home.
The f uiicthI of Mrs. M. L. Flood will be
held Momluy afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the First Congregational church. The
psstor, Kev. Jamen Thomson, will conduct
the services. Interment will be in St.
Joseph s cemetery.
The commissioners for the Insane went to
Avoca yexterdsy to complete the hearing in
Cuppy. but after hearing additional evl- j
the matter of. the alleged insanity oi v. a.
dence decided to continue the case for sixty
days. The bonrd round c uppy s conamnn
much Improved and It decided to leave him
In the custody of his brother. Q. M. Cuppy,
for the present.
A record to be proud of. Over fifty stu
dents have graduated from either the short
hand or business departments of the West
ern Iowa college during the last six months
r"d hif.,'r.ure Wrr:b'rhSrn.d rUool '
that can make such a showing? The peopl,
of Council Bluffs and vicinity are proud of
uch an institution.
The local aerie of Eagles is contemplating
building a club house and committees have
been appointed to investigate ine qunuuu
of a suitable site and other matters In con- j
ST a anS7usS to nwiilw. :
of the order for the purpose of erecting the
building, in tne same way inn me uuu
Fellows and Elks have done.
The funeral of Mrs. John Barhyte was
held yesterday from L.unkley'e undertaking
rooms snd burial was In Falrvlew ceme-
:jfwt.:.-n.,. T Mr. stone .nd Mrs. Bridge. 1
ir Two sons. jonn. jr.. ana e.iiiit, iiiu
survive her besides her husband. Mr. and
Mrs. Barhyte, who about two years ago
removed to Tabor, were intending to return
Ttenton street In this city
when Mrs. Barhyte was stricken with her
Attend D. of H. social Friday evening,
Feb. ,13, in Merrlam block hall. Refresh
ments. Tickets, 26c.
With tho Charohes.
At the First Congregational church this
evening, the pastor. Kev. James Thomson,
will deliver the third of the series of
illustrated lectures on "The Life of Christ"
and a special musical program will be
aiven. At the morning service Messrs.
Ellis W. Cass and N. Mitchell will sing
ths duet. "Sweet Hour of Prayer," by T.
At St. Tsui's Episcopal church there will
be holy communion at 8 a. m. and morning
prayer with sermon by the Right T.ev.
Theodore N. Morrison, bishop of Iowa. At
the vesper service at 4:40 p. m. the bishop
will administer the apostolic rite of con
firmation to a class tp be presented by
the rector. Rev. Oeorge Edward Walk.
At Orace Episcopal church Bishop Mor
rison will administer the rite of confirma
tion to a class and deliver a sermon at
7:30 p. m. There will be Sunday school
at 9:45 a. m. and Edwin J. Abbott, lay
reader, will conduct morning prayer at 11
Rev. W. J. Calfee, pastor of the Broadway
church, will deliver another of his series
of pulpit opinions -this evening, taMng as
his subject, "The City Oovernment." At
. the morning service the theme of his ser
mon will be "The Fall." Services and
meetings will be held as follows: 10:30
-.'.JP'. preaching serv'ce; 1 m., Sunday
school; 6:30 p. m., Epworth league; 7:30
p. m., preaching service.
Rev. Harvey Hostetler, - pastor of the
Second Presbyterian church, in place of the
regular sermon this evening will give an
Illustrated lecture, showing by means of
the' .stereoptlcon scenes in and around
Damascus. "Religion and Health" will be
the subject of Rev. Hostetler's sermon at
the morning service.
At the Fifth Avenue Methodist church at
10:30 o'clock this morning the psstor. Rev.
J. W. Abel, will preach on "The Victory of
Faith." At 7:30 p. m. his subject will be
"Nehemtah'a Great Work." Sunday school
will be at noon. Junior league meeting at
$ p. m. and Epworth league meeting at
1:30 p. m. The revival services will con
tinue throughout the week.
The First Church of Christ (Scientist)
will hold services at 11 o'clock this morning
la the Sapp building, when the subject of
the lesson will be "Soul." Sunday school
will follow the service. The regular mid
week testimonial meeting will be held
Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.
The Second Church of Christ (Scientist)
will hold services in Modern Woodmen of
America hsll in the Merrlam block at
10:45 a. m. Subject. "SjuI." Sunday school
Immediately after the service. Wednesday
venlng testimonial meeting at 7:44.
N. Y. Plumbing Co.. Tel. 250. Night, F667.
Gravel roofing. A. H. Read. 126 Main 8L
Real Kstato Transfers.
These transfers were Bled yesterdsy In
the abstract, title and loan office of J. W.
Squire, 101 Pearl street:
Abel 8. Howe and wife to Margaret
L. McUee, lot 8, Glendale extension;
lot 2, block 30, Everett add' lots 11
and 12, block t. extension H. R. Cas
ady's add: lot I, block 6, Mullln's
subclv: lots and 7, block I. and lots
4 and t. block (. Baylies' third add;
lots 1 and . block 27, Howard add,
a. e. d. I 1
Charles P. Hetrli k to Jacob A. Het
rick, scV lie", S5-76-41, except 2 rods
quare. w d 1,500
Daniel Goehrlng and wife tj Lougee A
x-uuga, n n Jl-.t-u, w. d 4.8)0
Total three transfers
12 tuountod oval
iard glev, 75c dm.;
half ca hi nets, (1.5ii
pr Uos.; cabinet, square, $2.00; 'oval,
"2.50. Pictures enlarged In crayon.
tl Pesrl ,.. Counrtl Bluffs. 'Phone t"
WHERE COUNTY MONEY GOES
County Auditor Innes About Completes
Table of Expenditures.
INSANE AND POOR ARE LARGE ITEMS
Members of the Board of Supervisors
Draw More Money This Had
Geaerally Been Sop
poaed. The first annual statement of the ex
penditure of the funds of Pottawattamie
county under the new law, which County
Auditor Innes has nearly completed, will
prove of considerable interest to the tax
payers, as It will for the first time show
in detailed form what it cobU to main-
tain the several departments of the county
h Among other things it will 1
' ..." mmhmrm nt ,h. rount :
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board receive in an aggregate upward of
,3 500 annualiT for their services, which
an average oi over saw n"
rim iiupiTBBiuu uab ucru i uea, i iu ""j"
vlnors only received About $500 per annum,
but the statement now neartng completion 1
For the year 1902 the
members of the board received $3,568.68 as ,
B. Q. Auld (resigned April 1, 1902) I
From county fund, per diem and mllesge,
$49.70; from bridge fund, committee work
and mileage, $32; total, $81.70.
W. F. Baker From county fund, per diem
nd mileage, $186; from county fund, com'
mlttee work and mileage, $198.30; from road ( Temperance union have. It Is said, aban
fund, committee work and mileage, $146.35; doned for the time being their efforts to
from bridge fund, committee work and
mileage. $228.40; total, $758.05
H. C, Brandes From county fund, per
diem and mileage, $236; from county fund,
committee work and mileage, $150.90; from
road fund, committee work and mileage,
$125.70; from bridge fund, committee work
and mileage, $287.40; from poor fund, com'
ee work and mileage. 182.20; total.
Bullls (appointed to fill vacancy
April 1, 1902) From county fund, per diem
and mileage, $231.80; from road fund, com'
mlttee work and mileage, $61.15; from
brldge funa committee work and mileage,
I20MI! from poor fund, committee work
and mileage, $7; total, $509.58.
D. F, Dryden From county fund, per
diem and mileage, $198; from county fund,
committee work and mileage, $56.56; from
road fund, committee work and mileage,
i o; irom oriuge lunu.
$153.65; from bridge fund, committee work
and mileage. $169.45; from poor fund, corn-
from poor fund, com
mlleage, $7.60; total,
Perry Kerney From county fund, per
diem and mileage, $219.90; from county
fund, committee work and mileage, $52.55;
from road fund, committee work and mile
age, $112.90; from bridge fund, committee
work and mllesge, $334.85; from poor fund,
committee work and mileage, $29.80; total,
The supervisors are allowed $4 a dty
while attending meetings of the board and
mileage one way of 10 cents a mile. .For
committee work they are allowed $2.50 a
day and the same mileage.
Cost of Roads. ' t
During 1902 the sum of $12,297.11 vras
expended out of the county road fjnd for
the Improvement of the roads. The amounts
expended by the different supervisors was
ss follows: Brandes,. $1,771.16; Bullls,
$1,386.93; Dryden. $1,268.08; Kerney,
$1,676.01; Baker, $4,548.19; this Included
$1,000 turned over to the city of Council
Bluffs as compromise for its share of the
road fund collected within the city. For
machinery, etc., $965.83 was expended.
But few new bridges were built during
1902, so the expenditures from this fund
only amounted to $14,288.32. Repairs cost
$6,386.68 and $5,603.70 was expended on new
The care of Instne patients from Potta
wattamie county costs the taxpayers
nearly $20,000 a year, as shown by the dis
bursements of this account for 1902. The
commissioners of insanity in Council Bluffs
received for their services as follows: Dr.
Barstow, $252.50; A. T. Fllcklnger, $213)
F. L. Reed, clerk, $395.25. At Avoca the
two commissioners. Dr. Spauldlng and F.
A. Turner, each received $13. The cost to
the county of the insane patients at St.
Bernard's hospital was $9,280.28. The cost
of county patients at the state asylum at
Clarlnda was about $6,000, but this Is paid
out of the state Insane fund. Sheriff's feet
and expenses In connection' with Insane
cases amounted to $1,400. The total dis
bursements from the county Insane fund
for 1902 amounted to $12,102.91.
Poor Fand Rspeadltnres.
The cost of caring for the paupera of the
county during 1902 amounted to $22,615.94. I
From the Soldiers' relief fund $3,261.07 was I MrB- w- A- Maurer. assisted by the mem
expended In c.r.ng for the veteran, of the j & .SLwKSn a. card.sdav
civil war and their families. Of this evening. This party is the third of a series
amount $2,945.12 wss spent in Council , which Is being given this winter by thb
Bluffs. $14.05 In Carson and $191 In Avoca.
The maintenance of the county coroner's
office cost $594.60, of which amount the
coroner's fees amounted to $261.10 for the
Exclusive of the maintenance of the
courts and judicial machinery the dis
bursements during 1902 from the general
fund amounted to $67.751.1.. The expense
connected with smallpox cases amounted
to $11,868.03. The sum of $13,000 was
transferred from the general fund to the
I Poor fund, the latter having become ex-
hausted. The cost of publishing the pro
ceedings of the board In certain news
1 """" certain news-
papers was $2,213.37. The cost of making
the assessment of personal property last
year throughout the county was $3,776.07.
This year this expense will be doubled, as
all real estate Is assessed In the odd years.
Ulvtaar , Awsjr Moves.
The second heating stove given by Wil
liam Welch to his ccal customers waa
awarded to M-s. Henry Becker, 1416 South
Eighth street. Another has been ut up
on the same plan, and during the next thirty
a. k. , . .
dsya will be given away free to cne of his
customers. Before ordering your coal call
at 16 North Main street or 'phone 128.
Matters im District Coart.
Ths district court Jury In the persontl
.( Aamr. ip w ci i
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the town of Mlnden brought In a verdict
yesterdsy morning in favor of the plaintiff
for $500. Bender sued for $10,000 tor in
juries alleged to have been received by
stepping Into a hole in a sidewalk.
Clerk of the District Court Reed re
ceived yestsrday from the supreme court a
procedendo affirming the judgment of the
lower court In the sutt of M. F. Martin
against John Hutchinson.
C. L. Voss. as assignee of the clslm of
Mrs. B. L. Bellinger, brought suit yester
day against r. L. Child and John T. Col
lins and wife to recover $2,850. The suit
arises out of a former real estate deal, in
which Mrs. Bellinger alleged that the de
fendants defrauded her out of $1,000. Mrs.
Bellinger formerly owned eighty acres of
land In the vicinity of Council Bluffs whlcli
she listed for sale with the Arm of bay ft
Hees of this city. Subsequently she wss
Informed that the property had been sold
to one Wilson Smith by the defendants
through Day Hess for 12.000 cash. Later
she alleges she learned that the considera
tion paid by Smith was 14. 000. being $2,000
cash and the balance represented by prop
erty In this city. Mrs. Bellinger received
the $2,000, but not tho real estate until she
was compelled to bring suit and wrest the
tile from the wife of the defendant, John
T. Collins, who had taken possession of it,
the deed having been made out in her name.
In November of last year she secured ver
dict against Collins and his wife and the
property was turned over to her. Voss,
as assignee of the claim of Mrs. Bellinger,
now brings suit for $1,500 for rental of the
property while held by Mrs. Collins. $200
Interest, $650 which it cost to prosecute
the suit and for $500, being the amount of
the mortgage which Mrs. Collins placed on
the property whlln in her possession, mak
ing a total of $2,850 sued for.
New Snow Removal Ordinance.
City Attorney Snyder is drafting a new
ordinance presiding for the removal of snow
from the sidewalks. The present ordinance
overnln8 the matter Is considered defec
tlve - 11 Provide a penalty In case of fall
ure to comply with its provisions, which
the city attorney believes could not be
legally enforced. The new ordinance will
P"vlde 'f tC,tjr Cle"D,n? ? W?lk" ,n
the event of the owner of the abutting
property falling to do so, and taxing the
expense up against the property. City At
torney Snyder expects to submit the ordi
nance at the next meeting of the city
Start War on Clararettes.
The members of the Woman's Christian
cloae the theater on Sunday night and will
devote their energies to the antl-clgaette
crusade. These have been appointed a com
mittee to try to enforce the antt-clgarette
law In the city: Mrs. O. O. Balrd, Mrs.
A. B. Johnston, Mrs. J. P. Greenshlelds.
Mrs. Ellen K. Denny, Mrs. Mulllncau, Mrs.
Oeorge Brown, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Peter
son. To arouse public sentiment a mass
meeting will be held in the First Baptist
church Tuesday evening, February 17.
Plumbing and beating. Blxby k. Son.
PAST WEEK IN BLUFFS SOCIETY
neeeptloa by Woman's Club One of
the Enjoyable Features of
Mrs. R. H. Bloomer entertained at cards
"Tlis Friend of Creston is the guest of
Miss Swanson of Park avenue.
Mrs. , Ray Blxby has returned from a
several days' visit with friends at Sioux
The members of the Athenian club will
meet Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Hollen
beck. Miss Packard and Miss Moore of Ottumwa
are In the cltv, the gueHts of Mrs. 11. A.
The Kuohre club will be entertained Tues
day afternoon at the home of Mrs. Harrv
George Hollenbeck entertained a number
of his classmates with a bob sled party
Mrs. Annie Bourlclus, accompanied by her
daughter Hazel, is visiting relatives in
Mrs. O. M. Brown of South Seventh street
returned yesterday from a visit with rela
tives in Kansas City.
Miss Williams entertained a few friends
Informally at her home on Washington
avenue Friday evening.
Mrs. Horace Everett was pleasantly sur
prUed by a number of her friends at her
home Wednesday evening.
Mrs. E. O. Pinney entertained at a 10
o clock luncheon Monday In honor of her
mother, Mrs. W. H. M. Pusey.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Test Stewart enter
tained at an Informal dinner party Friday
evening. Covers were laid for ten.
Mrs. F. A. Buckman has Issued Invitations
for a dancing party to be given at the ball
room of the Grand hotel Thursday evening.
John I Merkel arrived yesterday from
New York for a visit of several weeks with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merkel of Wash
Miss Behoentjen entertained the members
of the Euchre club at her home Tuesday
afternoon. Mrs. Charles Woodbury was
awarded the prize.
The members of St. Agnes' guild of St.
Paul's EplHconal church will hold a social
meeting Monday evening at the home of
Mrs. li. A. Quinn.
The students of 'the high school will give
a dancing party at the ball room of the
Grand hotel Friday evening, February 20,
in honor of the Sioux City debating team.
The regular meeting of the art depart
ment of the Council Bluffs Woman's club
was held Monday evening at the club room.
Miss Hlttle Pile, leader of the department,
was also the chairman of the meeting.
Jasper Ferguson, reporter for Judge
Thornell of the district court, was treated
to a pleasant surprlne party Thursday night
at his home on Fifth avenue by a number
of his friends in celebration of his birthday.
The members of the A nclent Order of
Hibernians gave a largely attended dancing
party at their hall in the First National
bank building Thursday evening. Whaley's
orchestra furnished the music
The literature department of tht Council
Bluffs Woman's club met Thursday after
noon at the clob room. The greater part
of the afternoon's program was given over
to the dlscusHliin of "Woman as a Writer;
Her Greatest Foe." The discussion was led
by Miss Mary Bi O'Dunnell.
The last of a series of five dances given
this season under the ausnlces of the
Council Bluffs Rowing association dancing
I ,.iub waa held Krldav evening at th i,m
I room of the Grand hotel. About luO roupl-s
were In attendance aii a most enjoyable
time waa spent by those in attendance.
Hasel camp Modern Woodmen of Amer
lea, celebrated its seventeenth anniversary
Thursday night with an entertainment. J
J. Stewart was master of ceremonies and
addreMe8 were made by L. E. Brldensteln.
1). K Selby, Colonel C. G. Sauiutf rs. W. C.
Boyer snd George Westerdahl. Following
the program an elurx rate banquet waa
spread, at which covers were laid for ISO.
Encampment No. 8 of the I'nlon Veteran
legion entertained at a tamp tire and ban
quet Monday evening In Woodman of the
World hall. - Music was furnished by the
choir of the English Lutheran cliurrh ar.d
addreeses were made 'jy C II. Warrer.,
Judge George Carnon. K. E. Williams, C.
W. Foster, J. H. Brooks, I). N. Magruder,
K Sh rwood and Miss Husler and Mr.
Howard contributed a duet.
The reception of the Council Bluffs
numini ciun lor ine montn or .'enruary
j WH, hH(1 Kri(lay afternoon at the home of
I Mrs. Victor Jennings, the members of the
hoiisehoij economic department attlng as
hostesses. About thirty Gmaha club women
were In attendance. A musical and literary
program was given. Thos participating
1 were Miss Beebe, Miss Grace Reebe, Miss
. .. L' I ...... . T'i . 1 1
owanmon ana aims r lorence nenny. aims
, lnny'a recitations were received with the
greateit pleasure and she' was obliged to
respond to several encores. About loo guests
were in attendance.
Preusrs of Mlad Saves Life.
SHENANDOAH, la.. Feb. T. (Special.)
While working In her kitchen the dress
worn by Mrs. Jay Crawford caught Are
from her stove, and In a moment wss a
blaze from her feet to her head. A neigh
bor woman, Mrs. Miller, was visiting her
at the time, and saw the dress catch Are
and blase up. and she nansged to extin
guish the fire by pulling off the dress be
fore Mrs. Crawford was burned. Mrs. Miller
suffered severe burns on the bands and
wrists, but Mrs. Crawford waa uninjured.
TAX MASSES FOR THE DEAD
No Ixseptions Made in Iowa Law for
Bequests far This Furpoto
RESTORE TRAINS ON THE BRANCH LINES
Governor Cimnlni Offers Reward
for the Conviction of Parlies
Mho Shot Harry Pattee
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. Feb. 7. (Specie!.) The
state of Iowa collects taxes on bequests
left to pay for the saying of masses for
the soul of a departed person. There la
no provision for exemption from the opera
tion of the collateral Inheritance tax in
such casos. The first time such a ques
tion ever rose under the collateral In
heritance tax law was at Dubuque, where
Anton Hemtnl left a will In which he de
vised1 to three certain priests the sum of
$1,000 to pay them for saying masses for
htm after his departure. Attorneys for
the estate claimed that this $1,000 should
be exempt from the collection of the In
heritance tax. It was claimed that the
money left was not In the nature of an In
heritance, but In the nature of definite pay
for services to be rendered. The matter
wss referred to the stste treasurer and by
him referred to the attorney general. To
day Attorney General Mullen rendered an
opinion to the state treasurer, holding that
there Is no provision in the law under
which the exemption could be claimed.
It was also claimed that the exemption
might come under the hesd of a devise
to a religious body, but this position is
not accepted by the state authorities. The
collection of the inheritance tax will be
made from the sum designated for tho
priests and their pay will be scaled down
to that extent. The opinion Is regarded as
so Important and having a bearing on so
many similar cases where exemptions are
claimed for various purposes that It will
be printed by the treasurer In pamphlet
Railroad Trains Restored.
. At the time of the first development of
the coal shortage the Milwaukee railroad
took off certain trains on branch lines In
Iowa becauae of Inability to secure the
coal needed. Loud complaints were sent
to the officials of the company and to the
railroad, commissioners from residents
along the branch lines. The complaint
waa principally along the branch lines to
Waukon, Cascade and Elkader, on which
three lines one train a day each way waa
laid off. This left the people only one
train a day and one mall a day In these
towns. The railroad commissioners took
up the matter with the companies and
today received official . notice that since
the coal shortage Is at an end and the
company is now able to secure all the
coal needed to handle Its business the
trains will all be restored in a tew days.
Doctor's Csse Mysterious.
Dr. C. H. Hoffman returned to the city
today from Mount Pleasant to clear up the
mystery of his forced resignation from the
Drake ' university medlcar department.
There la much mystery about the case.-It
la claimed that hr had changed his name
and It la now admitted that he bad his name
legally changed by the courts 'some years
ago. It appears he waa at one time an
inmate of the hospital as an Insane patient
and waa afterward employed aa bacteriolo
gist at the institution. He clalma to have
been educated at Heidelberg. Why he was
sent to the hospital la not known, aa It
la claimed that he was not In fact insane
but only shamming. On discovery of these
facta, and various rumors as to tne mis
conduct of the doctor among the atudenta,
his resignation was forced and he le
turned to Mount Pleasant, where It was
expected he would secure a position again,
but It appears that he did not secure the
position and will come here to live. , He
is very reticent as to his past. His wife.
who Uvea here, was a nurse In the state
hospital at the time Hoffman waa sent
there aa insane.
Time to Take Drank Care.
Ths test case of the Iowa lnebrlacy law
was on the habeas corpus application of
Mrs. Hattle Spilling for release. The court
held she was properly committed to the
State hospital from here, and gave her one
week In which to appeal to the supreme
court. She did not choose to do Co. Today
sh was granted thirty days more, during
which time she Is to go to Dallas Center
and take a drunk cure discovered by a
doctor at Rldcedale. If she Is cured she
will not be sent to the atate hospital.
Reward Offered for Assailants.
Governor Cummins hss offered a reward
of $300 for -the conviction of the persons
who Shot Harry Pattee at Perry, when they
were robbing the smokehouse of some meat.
One man Is in jail serving a thirty-day
sentence for larceny, but no Information
has as yet been filed against htm on ac
count of bis supposed connection with this
crime. Harry Pattee Is still alive, but
hardly out of danger, as he has lmptoved
but slightly the past two weeks. The of
flcere have been unable to locate the sec
ond man supposed to have done the shoot
ing. w Interarban l.lno.
The articles of Incorporation of the Oel
weln ft Northwestern Iowa Interurban
Street Railway company were Bled with
the aecretary of state today. The company
has headquarters at Oelwein, with a capital
stock of $200,000.' John Jamison Is presi
dent; George Olven, vice president; J. W.
Hansen, treasurer, and William A. Reed,
aecretary. The company Is to build a
trolley line from Oelwein to points in
Fayette and other counties.
The Harlsn and Avoca Telephone and
Telegraph company has Increased Its rspttal
stock to $60,000.
A Question of Affection.
A lively cross Ore aa between attorneys
and the court was indulged in today on oral
argument for rehearing in the case of John
Maloney against T. C. Phillips, from Greene
county. The csso was aruged by Messrs.
Graham and Howard. It was decided at the
last term of court in favor of the appellant
anJ the lower court reversed. Mr. and
Mrs. Maloney lived on Phillips' farm and
after the death of Phillips' wife went to
live in the same house w.iti Phillips by
agreement. Afterward Mr. and Mrs. Ma
loney separated and he brought sutt against
Phillips for alienation of the wife's affec
tlons and secured judgment In the lower
court. The supreme court In an opinion
written by Chief Justice Bishop at the Oc
tober term declared that there was no evi
dence of alienation of affections.
The court today granted its first rehear
ing of the term in the damage case of Whit,
tlssey against the Burlington. Cedsr Rap-
Ids Northern railway, from Dickinson
county, which was submitted at the Oc
lober term. The rehearing is to be at the
next term on printed arguments.
No Kraad la Inaaraneo ertlBeale
The court passed a second .time on ths
cas of Esther Alexander against the grand
lodge of ths Anclsnt Order ot lolled Work-
A special list of wonderful bargains that must
MEN'S SHIRT SALE
on sale, 1
Men's White Unlaundered
Shirts, all sites, short or long
bosom, sold regularly for EOc,
Men'a Laundered Shirts, full
line of sizes (slightly soiled),
regular $1.00 brands, on sale.
Men's Fancy Colored Shirts,
new, neat patterns, all sizes,
all up-to-date, worth $1.00, on
AND 69c Our entire stock of
Men's Outing Night Shirts,
worth from 65c to $1.26, on sale,
89c and 69c.
Ladles' Jackets, choice of
of stock worth up to $16,
11 lengths, all colors, all
sizes, on ssle,
sizes, on ssle, $3.98.
Misses' and Children's
Coats, worth up to $12.00,
In beaver cloth, velvets
and broadcloth, elegantly trimmed, all in
one lot, to close, $3.69 each.
Ladies' Wrappers, all the best
grades. Including Percales,
English Csmbrlc and heavy
Flannelette, nicely trimmed, sold as high as
$1.75, on sale, 89c.
AND 98c Only two prices on
our entire stock of Millinery,
worth from $3.00 to $10.00.
men of Iowa, an Insurance case from Black
hawk county, holding the lodge to ths
payment of the policy. It was a remarkable
case In many ways. The certificate was
originally made out to Ada H. Parsons,
wife of Frank Parsons, then changed to
Esther H. Parsons, the present beneficiary.
Parsons stated he had secured a divorce
from the other wife, but In fact had not.
When Esther found this out she notified the
financier of the lodge and asked if she
should continue paying dues. He advised
her to continue and she did. In the mean
time the first wife had procured a divorce
from him on the ground of his living with
tho beneficiary. Afterward It was claimed
that he had still another wife. The main
defense to payment was on the ground ot
fraud in concealing these matters, but ths
court finds that lu accepting the money and
the proper offlcerr having knowledge of the
facts precludes setting tip such a defense.
The court had erroneously allowed Interest
at 8 per cent, and this la changed to 6 per
cent, being the only modification of the
former decision. -
Coart Opinions Filed.
The following are the opinions of the su
preme court that were filed today:
8. H. Stanley against Cedar Rapids A
Marion Railway Company, appellant; Cedar
Rapids superior court, Judge Rothrock;
damages for personal Injury; aftlrmed,
opinion by Deemer.
Esther H. Alexander against Grand
Lodge, Ancient Order of United Workmen,
of Iowa, appellant; Blackhawk county,
Judge Blair; modified and affirmed, opinion
W'llllam Mitchell against George West,
appellant; Lee county. Judge Bank; action
to quiet title; affirmed, opinion by Sher
win. FIGHT OVER THESUPPER BILL
Hasband la Shot Twice and Wife and
Her Father Are in Jail as ,
SIOUX CITY, la.. Feb. 7. (Special Tele
gram.) There Is trouble in ,the Martin
Tlmmerman family. Husband and wife
failed to agree on the supper bill. Mrs.
Tlmmerman liked oysters and Mr. Tlm
merman Is very fond of eggs. "Oysters,"
Insisted Mrs. Tlmmerman. "Eggs," re
sponded Mr. Tlmmerman. Now Tlmmer
man Is nurstng two bullet wounds, his
father-in-law, Paddy Farrell, Is In Jail
chsrged with assault with intent to com
mit mtfrder, and Mrs. Tlmmerman la In Jail
charged with disturbing the peace. Find
ing words of no avail in securing the
oysters, Mrs. Tlmmermao seized her boy
and ran across the street to the home of
her father. Tlmmerman followed and took
the child. Farrell followed and opened Are
with a big revolver, emptying the chambers.
Before Tlmmerman could get out of range
two of the bujlets had landed. None of
them are serious.
PRISONER SETS JAIL ON FIRE)
la Fatally Burned Before Marshal
and Cttlsens Can Release
SIOUX CITY, la., Feb. 7. (Special Tele
gram.) While helpless an unidentified
prisoner was burned to death at Hornick,
la., by a fire which be had himself kindled.
The man was a Swede and no one there
knows him. He became Intoxicated on the
streets and was arrested by Marshal At
D. Bonier. Late In the afternoon smoke
was seen to Issue from the jail. Efforts
were made to break open the door, but
they were unavailing. The prisoner cried
piteously for help. Msrshal Somer arrived,
but could not approach the door to unlock
it. Finally axes were secured and a hole
waa chopped In the side of the building.
When the msn was reached he was found
with bis nails burled in the crack which
admitted a little air. He died from his
burns a few minutes later. The man was
about 43 years ot age.
Xebraska Man Gets Contract.
DENISON. la., Feb. 7. (Special.) The
County Board of Supervisors met last night
to consider plans for the new courthouse.
After careful study the plans submitted by
George A. Burllngboff of Beatrice, Neb.,
MISSOURI BEER LAW VALID
District Conrt Holds State regulation
Respecting Inspection Is
KANSAS CITY. Feb. T Ths state beer
Inspection law, which waa attacked recently
by a Milwaukee brewing company la a suit
against the state beer Inspector, waa sua
taloed by the United States district court
EiTm - STATE
goods will be carried
Misses' and Children's Blackl
Wool Tights, sold for $1.00 and
1.25, on sale, 68c.
Misses' and Children's t'nlon
Suits and Vests and Panta, worth
25c and 30c; on sals, 16c.
Ladles' All Wool Vests and
Pants, fine rib, natural gray,
ways sold for $1.00, on sale.
Ladies' Heavy Eleeced rants
odd lots, sold 35c, 45c land
COc; In one lot for 25c. .
Ladies' Seal ' Skin Fleeced
Vests and Pants, gray and
Egyptian, sold for 50c, 65c; on
Ladies' Union Suits, in pure
Egyptian yarn, new cut bust,
aold everywhere for 75c; on
Misses' Natural. Wool Union
Suits, size I to 8, worth up to
85c; in one lot, for 68c.
Ladles' Natural and Black
Union Suits, all sizes and sold
all season for $1.50 now 95c.
Colored Taffetas, In
able and Swiss, sold
Silk Crepe de Chine and Fancy
Silks and Wastings, worth $1;
on sale, 65c.
Odd Lot of Silks, In colors
only, worth up to 75c.
Yard Wide Black Taffeta,
guaranteed sold for $1.76;
on sale, $1.19.
CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT
OiHclal of the Customs Service in Ifevr
York Accused of Berions
NEW YORK. Feb. 7. Byrara H. Winters,
for aeven years In. charge of the customs
bureau here, was arrested today on a charge
of embezzling money belonging to the
The alleged theft la over $8,000. Col
lector Stranahan was the complainant.
Winters was held In $10,000 ball by Com
missioner Shields for trial, examination be
Collector Stranaham made this state
ment: "Byram H. Winters, a clerk In the cus
tom house, who for seven years has been
in charge of the customs bureau at the
postnffice, has been found short in his ac
counts. He was appointed March it, 1883.
The shortage upon the present figures
would seem to be about 18,000."
COLE Y0UNGERN0T A FREAK
giarns Promise Sever to Exhibit Him
self n Dime Museums or
ST. PAUL, Feb. 7. Cole Younger today
compiled with the conditions imposed by
the State Board of Pardons, filing with
Governor Van Bant a atatement promis
ing: "I will never exhibit myself nor allow
myself to be exhibited In any place of
pHibllc amusement or assembly where a
charge is made for admission."
HUSBAND IS NOT . GUILTY
Man Accused of Murderln- Wife
Acquitted After Having- Once
READING. Pa., Feb. 7. William Pratt,
who baa been on trial two weeks, chsrged
with the murder of bis wife, was today de
clared not guilty.
Mrs. Pratt was found dead In November,
1901, at her borne near Westchester, Chester
county. Her husband waa charged with the
Ftncy all-over Trimming, In
applique, taffeta and nei,
black and colors, and nl:
for $5.00, $7.00 and $9.00, choice of tub!
Straight Front Batiste Cutm . .
equal te any corset at twite ilv
price, big stock, to close, ,".V.
Ladles' Fsncy and Plsln While
Aprons, full size, worth 2or, on
All Prints In stock. Including navy
blue, cadet blue, grays, black and
white and light prints, 4c.
Men'a Bilk Neckwear. In 811
shapes and styles, worth 15c and
COc, on sale, to close, 10c.
Ladles' two-clssp Kid Gloves.
In black, tans and red, $1.00
value, sizes, 7, 74. 7V. to
Men's Overalls, some union
made and worth from 50c to
90c, all In one lot, to close, 39c.
Totters Oilcloth, standard
goods, white, marble and
Yard-wide Unblenched. Muslin,
good weight, special value.
Table of Fancy White Goods,
not a piece worth less than 15c.
on sale, 10c.
Lot of Fancy Dress Trimmings and
Braids, worth up to 50c a jtard, fu
one lot, 6c.
All Bindings In stock. Including
Brush Corduroy, Velveteen and
waterproof colors, only, choice, 3c.
.1 , .
A Tight Squeeze
la a positive comfort when the young man
In the case wears tho work of our laundry.
That laundry also helps him get In artlght
equeeze, for It always looks well and gives
him a distinguished appearance,' which
captlvatea those of the fair sea. For fur
ther information on this subject telephone
Bluff City Laundry,
, COUNCIL BLUFFS.
Phone 814. 22-24 North Main gtreet.
A HEALTHY HOME
insures healthy Inmates. Nothing so dsn
gerous to the household aa poor plumbing.
No excuse for that, when our knowledge,
aklll and experience are at your disposal at
auch reasonable coat. When we hava gotten '
your plumbing into fine order you'll O. K.
tho Job. "If we do it, it'a done right." j
J. C. Bixby & Son
201 Main ft 203 Pearl Sts., Council Bluffs, la,'
A MATTER OF
In our establishment is the preparation of
physicians' prescriptions. We are cautloua
to a degree, a checking system which prac
tically precludes possibility of mistakes,
and a reputation for dispensing exactly '
what is ordered. You need have no fear
of entrusting your prescriptions to our
THE BRONSON DRUG GO.
' TELEPHONE 275.
IM Broadway - COUNCIL BLUFFS.
crime, and at his trial In Chester county
waa convicted ot murder in the first degree.
Pratt's counsel argued that the woman
committed suicide and asked for a new
trial and a change of venue, alleging that
the minda of the Chester county residents
had been poisoned against their client.
A change of venue was granted and Pratt
was placed on trial In Berks county, with
the above result.
TO ,SETTLE ACRE QUESTION
Wo War Kow F.aperted Between
Ilraall and Bolivia on Ac
count of Territory.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. The Acre question
Is growing less alarming, says' the Her
ald's correspondent in Rio Janeiro. Baron
Rio Branco, minister of foreign affairs, hss
declared to a newspaper aian that negotia
tions were progressing satisfactorily. Ha
hopes for a pacific solution and laments the
attacks' of the Brazilian press on the Bo
livian minister, Scnor Plnilla.
There are rumors about mediation, but
nothing definite is known yet. In the
meanwhile authorities rontlnua the organi
zation of a northern expedition.' The gov
ernment has purchased eight batteries of
Krupp field guns. A commission of the Bo
livian syndicate has arrived at Para.
Ths commander of the American cruiser
Detroit maintains the most cordial rela
tions with the offlclsls at Para.
COURT IS AGAINST DEFENSE
Motions ef Attorney for Accused
Grave Robber Are Overruled
by the Judge.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 7. The do
fense today In the trial of Dr J. C. Alex
ander for grave robbing asked that the
state be required to elect on which count
of the indictment It should go to the Jury,
also tbst the fourth count be withdrawn
from the Jury.
h. . m .u t,a--M Y. . n i .,.
IDS IDUriu luuui .. ...mi '.
ander was "demonstrator of anatomy" of
the college that bad possession of the body
of Rose Neldllnger. After ties ring argu
ments ths cour. ovsrruid the motion of
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