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THE OMAHA DAILY JJEEt SATURDAY, FEHItTJARY 14, 1003.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
Pavi se.is '
Expert wsteh repairing, Leffert. 409 B'y.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zurmuehlen,
Annual reduction on pictures and picture
framing. C. E. Alexander & Co.
We re haadq jsrter for class of all
kinds. Bee us before you buy. C. B. Paint.
Oil and Uluas company.
Tou are cordially Invited to attend the
only St. Valentine ball, at Hughes' hnl'.,
Saturday evening, Ft-biuary 1.
We are giving pretty valentines free to
lady patrons of our soda fountain this
week. Whaley & Co., 41 Broadway.
J. B. Atkins, who has befn seriously 111
at his home on Hlxth avenue and Sixth
street, was reported yesterday to. be im
A marriage license was Issued yesterday
to John K. Hlrkey of Nenla, la., aged 2.
and Mary K. Tray of Yorkshire, la., aged
Mr. and Mrs. J. Morrison of 621 East
Uroadway have gone to Sioux City, where
Mr. Morrison has secured a position wltti
one of the dally papers. '
Members of 'Concordia lodge, Knights of
Pythias, will meet at their hall Sunday
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock to a' tend In a
body the funeral of John L. Clark.
Every boy and girl attending the session
Of the Pelxmg Industrial school this after
noon will be. presented with a valentine.
The school will begin at 2:30 o'clock.
W. A. Mynster, the netnr of the Potta
wattamie county bar. who has been seri
ously 111 for gome time, has sufficiently re
covered to be able to be nt his ottlce yester
The funeral of John L Clark will be held
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DI1I1IIHV flliri nuiin 111 t ' , ' IVk f liwill linr
residence. 12K Olen avenue. Kev. T. J.
Mackay of Omaha will conduct 4h- services
and Interment will be In Walnut Hill ceme
tery. Wanted, to rent, psrt of lower floor room
by responsible tirm, on long time lease. An
exceptional good chance for some one hav
ing spare room to get rood renter. Loca
tion must be central. Address O, Bee office,
County Treasurer Arnd turned over to
City Treasurer True 'J,398.87, being the
municipality's proportion of the tax col
lections for January. This amount repre
sented $7."!'l 9S regular taxes and Jl.6iW.88
Elder F. B. Cohrt will speak tonight at
the letter Day Saints' church on the book
of Mormon, the plates from which it was
translated, how. when and where recelve.1.
comparing them with the characters of
other letters and tablets, etc.
Within an hour after It was missed the
police recovered yesterday afternoon a duch
coat lined with sheep which had been
stolen from the buggy of F. Owens on
iBroadway. The thief sold It for 75 cents
at a second-hand store on Main street.
John O. Woodward has been confine to
his home on Sixth avenue for several days,
owing to an Injury to his leg caused by a
rusty nail. For a time blood poisoning
was threatened, but Mr. Woodward is now
Improving and expects to be .out In, a day
The seining of Lake Manawa resulted In
over 3,Bu0 pounds of "scavenger" fish being
taken out. The men employed under the
direction of Deputy Warden Brown to do
the seining realized 6 cents a pound for
the buffalo, gar and carp which they
Robert Limerick and W. G. Clark, after
drinking together in a Broadway saloon,
engaged in a tight In the alley next the
city halK Chief Tlbblta and Officer Kirk
happened to puss by and the combatants
were tailed on charges of being drunk and
disturbing tiie peace.
Henry Shaw took out a permit yesterday
for the erection of a two-story brick
building on Broadway near No. 4 fire sta
tion, to cost $4.6(10. The building will be
40x60 feet and will be occupied by the firm
of Rasmussen & Shaw, who will engage
In a general wagon and blacksmlthlng busi
3. C. MoCab of Logan, oounty aurveyor
of Harrison county, was a caller at the
court house yesterday afternoon. His vlslr
was in connection with the proposed drain
age scheme for Harrison and Pottawatta
mie counties. When not busy with his
duties aa county surveyor. Mr. McCabe
finds time to publish the Logan Observer.
s Fix Valoe of Property.
The sheriff's Jury In the condemnation
proceedings brought by the Great Western
railroad against the Anheuser-Busch Brew
ing association returned Its verdict yes
terday morning, finding that the value of
the property sought by the railroad was
The Oreat Western decided it needed a
lot south of the Wabash freight depot
grounds occupied and owned by the Anheuser-Busch
Brewing association and on
which It had a storage building. The
brewing association, refused to sell and
under the' Iowa law the railroad was
obliged to secure permission from the state
railway communion to institute, condem
nation proceedings as the property sought
to be condemned was needed for depot pur
poses. The commiaalon met here acd after
hearing both sides granted the requisite
permission. Then the condemnation pro.
cesdlng were Instituted with the above
result. It was stated that the brewing
company would not accept the finding of
the sheriff's jury and would appeal to the
Notice to Gas Consumers.
Oas consumers are notified that there
will be no gaa supply between the hours
ot 7:30 a. m. and 8:30 p, m, on
SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 15,
on account of the changes being made at
the works nt the company.
CITIZENS GAS AND ELECTRIC CO.
THE BEST PLACE
ON SUNDAY EVENING
Seventh Avenue and Sixth Street.
(1) Because of where you will be
In the church.
(1) Becauae ot what you will see
Fifty world-famous paintings.
(3) Becuuse of what you will hear
The gospel, In terse, plain English.
(t) Becauae ot what you will learn
The history of Christ; In such a
way you will never forget It.
All welcome, but It la requeated that
children be accompanied by their adult
NEW THEATER 1
A. B. BEALL.
You Sea the Searchlight There'a a Show.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
and Tuesday Matinee
Ths Greatest Concert Band of the Century.
Matinee 25-60-75c. ' Night 26-50-75c-$L
! Psarl ., Council Bluffs. 'Phone I?
AFFECTS LOCAL SITUATION
Eapreme Court Decision Knock? Out Care
Agaimt Telephone Company.
SOME DOUBTS CONCERNING ITS SCCPE
I County, Attorney of Opinion It Only
Applies to, Companies in Opera
tion Prior to Adoption of
The ruling of the supreme court Thurs
day In the case of Chamberlain and other,
against the. Iowa Telephone company Is of
peculiar Interest to the cltlxens of Coun
cil Bluffs, as It will undoubtedly dispose
of the proceedings brought by County At
torney Klllpack, 'attacking the right of tho
Nebraska ' Telephone company to occupy
the streets and alleys of this city. Ac- ,
cording to the decision of the supreme j
court In Dea Moines the question of the j
Nebraska Telephone company's, right to
occupy the streets and alleys In Council
Bluffs, whether Ita franchise Is valid or
not, cannot now be attacked.
I County Attorney Klllpack, after rending
I the dispatch in yesterday morning's paper,
- - id . not nrennred to aav exactly
what effect the supreme court's ruling
would have on the suit Instituted by him
against the Nebraska Telephone company
In this city until he had secured a copy
of the decision, tor which he had tele
graphed. According to the newspaper ac
counts, however, it appeared to him as if
the decision practically put a stop to the
quo warranto proceedings brought by him
against the company. As far aa he was
able to judge County Attorney Klllpack
said the ruling of the supreme court was
to the effect that telephone companies
which were operating prior to the taking
effect of the new code in 1897 needed no
franchise or rharter from the city, and
that under the law then existing they had
the right to occupy streets and alleys the
same as any other public thoroughfares.
' Tho Nebraska Telephone company is op
erating in Council Bluffs under a fran
chise granted it by the city council In
1880. The county attorney In his quo war
ranto proceedings attacked the validity ot
this franchise, alleging that the ordinance
granting the franchise was not passed ac
cording to the strict requirements of the
law Inasmuch as the aye and nay votes
were not properly recorded in the minutes
of the meeting.
According to the dispatches from Des
Moines In some of the papers It would
appear that the ruling ot the supreme
court gives any telephone company the
right to operate in a city, occupy the
streets and alleys, erect poles and string
wlrea, etc., without having to secure a
franchise. This, however, is believed here
to be a wrong Interpretation of the de-I
clslon. and that It refers only to such com-.
panles as had been organized and were
operating prior to the new code going Into
effect in 1897. Much depends on the right
Interpretation of the ruling, aa If It means
that any telephone company can occupy
(he streets of a city without a franchise
any Independent telephone, company., can
come Into Council Bluffs and without ask
ing the people or the city council take
possession of any street or alley tor its
poles and wires, and the city would be
powerless to prevent It, or even compel
it to place Its wires under ground. Attor
neys here are of the opinion that the rul
ing only affects those companies which
were operating prior to 1897.
N. T. Plumbing Co.,, Tel. 250. Night. F67.
Woman I'sea a Revolver.
Mrs. Jennie Williams, living at 112 South
Thirteenth atreet, was arrested yesterday
afternoon on a charge of assault with In
tent to conmlt murder, preferred against
her In Justice Carson's court by Albert J.
Hawkins. Aa proof of the assault Haw.
kins 'is carrying imbedded In his knee cap
the bullet from a 32-callbre revolver.
According to Hawkins' version of the
trouble he had been living In Mr. Wil
liams' house during her absence from the
city, but on her return a tew days ago,
took up his abode elsewhere. Yesterday
afternoon Hawkins, as he says, went to
Mrs. William' bouse and loaded up some
hay which he claimed belonged to him.
Mrs. Williams also claimed the hay and
ordered Hawklna to leave It alone. Haw
kins continued to load It on his wagon
and Mrs. Williams went back Into the
house and returning with a revolver In her
band ahot at him at close range, the bullet
entering and lodging in his right knee cap.
Hawkins, without waiting to complete the
loading of his wagon, at once drove to
the office of Justice Carson, filed his in
formation and secured the arrest of . the
Mrs. Williams stated that she did not
fire until she had been attacked by Haw
kins with a ' pitchfork and several holes
bored In her anatomy. Her right hand was
bandaged and she said one of Oe prongs
of the pitchfork had pierced It. She re
taliated by filing an information In Justice
Ouren's court charging Hawkins wrth aa
sault and battery. Mrs. Williams, who waa
unable to furnish a bond in the sum of
$1,000, was committed to the county Jail
pending her preliminary hearing, which Is
set for Monday morning.
Plumbing and heating. Blxby ft Son.
Chance for Professional Ball.
There is some talk of Council Bluffs Lav
ing a professional ball team this season
with a membership ln the Iowa-South
Dakota league. The league is now starting
out on its second season and President
Lockhart of Sioux City Is expected to pay
a visit here shortly for the purpose of
looking the ground over .and ascertaining
what chancea there would be for establish,
ing and maintaining a team here.
The league last year was made up ot
teams representing Stoux City, Sioux Falls,
Flar.dreau, LeMars, Kock Ruplds and
Sheldon. The pennant was won by Sioux
Falla. Flandreau has withdrawn from the j
league and as it haa been decided to make j
It an eight-club league this year, there are t
three vacancies to be filled. It Is aaid '
Lincoln will be offered a place on the league
as well as Council Blufts and Fort Dodge.
The motor company is interested in the
establishment of a profesalonal team in
this city aud Manse r Odell of Manawa
I -. un to date, declined to entertain any
offers tor the ball park at the lake resort
tor this season, lie Is altlng to see it
there is any chance of a professional team
being farmed before he will make any ar-
ranfc-ements for the coming aeaion.
. travel reefing A. H. Read. 126 Main St
The labor unlona ot this city arc cot ali '
agreed upon the advisability of malntaiu
ing a bualnesa agent, to which position
President Raabe of the Trades and Labor
assembly was appointed by the committee
having tb matter la charge. Bom of the
unions regard a business agent aa an un
necessary and expensive luxury and have
refused to contribute their proportion of
the expense of maintaining the office. The
members of the Tailor' and Typographical
unions are said to lead the opposition.
The matter was discussed at length at
last night's meeting of the Trades and
Labor assembly. It Is said the opposition
was In the minority and President Raabe
ulll continue to act as business agent, at
least for the present.
on to Contest Will.
It was stated yesterday that the will
of the late Delos S. Cook of this city, who
died laat week, which was filed for probate
yesterday, will be contested by Egbert L.
Cook, the son who was disinherited. Delos
Cook, who owned considerable property,
both real and personal, left everything to
his second wife, a young woman about forty
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specifically provides that his son, Egbert
, . ' him
L. Cook, have no part or share In the
estate whatsoever. The will was executed
July 27, 1901, and it appoints William
Larsen, former deputy county recorder, ex
Egbert Cook, who Is the only son of
Delos 8. Cook by his first wife will, it is
aaid, contest the will on the grounds of
alleged undue Influence. It is said that the
marriage of Mr. Cook, who for twenty
years was connected with the firm of M. E.
Smith & Co., in Omaha, with a young
woman so much his Junior, led to an es
trangement between him and his only son.
Wednesday, February 18, 1903, beginning
at 9:30 a. m., I will sell my entire stock
at public auction to the highest bidder,
without reserve, at my farm in Hardin
township, known as the old Pusey farm,
ten miles east of Council Bluffs, one-half
mile north' of the Colonel Orr homestead,
two miles west and ore milo south of Ar
mour P. O. Ten horses and mules, eighty
cattle, seventy-five head of bogs, farming
Implements and all my household goods
and other articles too numerous to men
tion. Terms: All sums of $10 and under
cash; on sums over $10 a credit of twelve
months will be given on approved notes,
bearing 6 per cent interest from date, or
3 per cent discount for cash.
BRANCH OUT INTO MISSOURI
Swedish Lutherans of Iowa, Decide
to Extend the Mission
BURLINGTON, la., Feb. 13. (Special
Telegram.) Today's session of the Iowa
conference of the Swedish Lutheran synod
was occupied with home missions. Many
of the smaller congregations received their
apportionment ot the assistance fund. Rev.
J. A. Hemborg delivered the day's sermon.
In . the afternoon the conference decided
to extend the mission work to western
and southwestern Missouri. These mis
sions will for a while be cared for by tlie
clergy of the conference.
inur ft TUipvpc UMPARTU PAQU
IUVVA IMIfcVfc& UltLHn I n UA5H
Farmer Baric Gold-Laden Kettle
Which Robbers Easily
OSKALOOSA, la., F?b. 13. Charles Car
penter, a farmer residing three miles east
of Oskaloosa. was robbed laat night o2
X3.7KQ that waa secret no in the cellar ot !
The money waa burled in an Iron kettle
eighteen Inches below the surface end the
thieves knew the exact spot, although
Carpenter asserts that no one but hlmBelf
knew of the hiding place. Carpenter had
an encounter with the robbers, who fired
several shots at Mm.
ABSCONDER IS IN CUSTODY
Man Who Collected Relief Funds lor
Injured Brakeman Arrested
MARSH ALLTOWN, la.. Feb. 13. (Spe
cial Telegram.) J. L. Milton of this city
has been arrested at Springfield, 111., on
complaint ot the Brotherhood of Railway
Milton collected several hundred dollars
for the relief of Charles Schaffner, recently
injured at Grlnnell, and ran away with
DEAD ON GRAVE OF HIS WIFE
Traveling Man Kills Himself
Shooting fa Cemetery at
GRINNELL, la., Feb. 13. Arthur R
Turner, traveling representative for the
Messenger. Paper company of Chicago, was
found dead this morning on the grave of his
wife ln this city. He had committed
suicide by shooting.
1 Blar Revival at Creston.
CRESTON, la., Feb. 13. (Special.)
Rev. H. B. Foskett of the Baptist church
of this place is Just now engaged in the
most successful religious revival that has
been witnessed in Creston in many years.
The meetings have been ln progress but
three nights, but already twenty-five have
signified their Intention to live a better
life, fifteen going forward last night. He
holds special meetlnga ln the afternoon for
the children, at which he uses a black
board to Illustrate his sermons. Tbia
makes over sixty additions to the church
during bis pastorate of less than one year.
Boy Accidentally I'olaoned.
CRESTON. Ia., Feb. 13. (Special.)
Roy Miars, a young boy of Orient, a small
town north of here, was poisoned yesterday
by eating apples with rough on rats on
them. The fclks had put out some rough
on rats In the cellar, which also contained
some apples, and the animals had run
through tho poison and then over the, ap
ples. The little fellow ate some of the ap
ples and became desperately sick. A
physician was called, who soon discovered
the cause and went to work to counteract
the poison, and It la thought that be may
Barber Adopt a Scale.
CRESTON. Ia., Feb. 13. (Special.)
AU the barber hon ,n th c,t' m,y be-
come union in a anon time u me pians oi
' n recently organized barbers union prove
, aucceasful. At their meeting last night the
price of a sea foam was raised from 15
cents to 25 cents and the price of a face
massage the aame amount. It was decided
1 t0 cloM the ahops at 11 o'clock on Satur-
y nights la place of 12. aa heretofore.
I and a committee was appointed to confer
' with the employers with a view to bavlug
I all the shops adopt the union scale of
Eiploiloa Injure Miner.
OTTUMWA. Ia., Feb. 13 (Special.) A
premature explosion occurred at mina No.
4 at Hltemaa today. James Wilson waa
killed and Oust MU4 faulty Injured.
BOOKBINDING TOO CHEAP
Manufacturers of Blank Boofci Hold a Con
ference at Dei Moines.
TROUBLE OVER PRINTING STATE SEAL
State Saperlntendeat Barrett Reports
a Urovvlna: Interest In the Con
solidation of Raral
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Feb. 13. (Special.) A
state meeting of 'he bookbinders and blank
book makers of the state of Iowa was held
here today and organization effected for
mutual benefit. There were representatives
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present from Dubuque, Sioux City, Council
Bluffs, Davenport, Keokuk, Cedar Rapids,
Waterloo and a number of other cities. In
cluding heads of firms and companiea and
the salesmen for different houses doing
business ln the state. There were about
fifty present at the meeting, which was
held ln a clubroom at the Savory house,
and It waa held quietly. The purpose of
tbs meeting waa to consider trade matters
and especially the condition ot labor and
prices. Members of the association say that
it will be necessary for the blank book
makers and dealers in county supplies to
get more for their goods if they are to
continue In business; that there has been
an increase lu the cost ot labor and ma
terial and that there has been no corres
ponding increase ln prices. This is the
first meeting of the blank book makers for
several years. Their business with the
state and county officials runs Into im
mense sums every year. .
Counterfeiting; a State Seal.
The new state auditor, B. F. Carroll, has
Just compelled George A. Miller, a printer
of this city, to turn over to htm the cuts
from which he waa printing the facslmilie
ot the signature of the former state aud
itor, F. F. Merrlam, and puttiug on cer
tificates Issued to insurance companies a
counterfeit of the seal of the state auditor
of Iowa. It had been customary tor the
companies to secure these certificates from
the state auditor with the genuine seals
attached and for this the state received 60
cents for each. After the new state aud
itor entered his office he discovered that
the fees from this source had stopped. He
Investigated and found that Miller was
printing these certificates in large quanti
ties for the Northwestern Life and Sav
ings, the National Life and Trust, the Mu
tual Life and Savings, and formerly for the
Security Life and Savings, which latter
bad Auditor Merrlam as Its president. Tho
heads of companies and the printer claimed
they had receied permission from the
former state auditor to make copies of the
seal and his signature. After consultation
with the attorney general the new atate
auditor demanded the cuts and put a atop
to the practice, as the 'state law Is rigid
against counterfeiting the seals for pur
poses of deception and fraud. The matter
haa created something of a sensation aa the
companies named are officered by men high
ln, financial affairs. :
Iowa Hardware Men.
At' the session ot .the retal. hardware
dealers this morning;, the discussion turned
. on the Jobber and i after transacting the
business and electing officers the conven
tion adjourned. ' The convention one year
from now wm ln an probaballty be held in
rv.. 1 x
Resolutions were passed thanking the offi
cers of the association for their efforts
which had resulted. in the success ot the
convention and the growth and prosperity
of the association. . Resolutions were also
passed endorsing the bill prepared by the
retail grocers of 'the state changing the
wage and aalary exemption law and urging
the legislature to adopt It.
The selection ot officers and members nt
the executive committee resulted aa fol
lows: President 8. R. Miles, Mason City.
Vice President L. Llnderberg, Dubuque.
Secretary H. S. Vincent, Fort Dodge.
Treasurer A. C. Velth, Oakland.
Executive Committee Jacob Belther. J. K.
Daly. L. Llnderberg, S. R. Miles, J. B.
Paulson, C. 8. Barger, L. H. Kurts, C. R.
Keating, Paul DeVol, L. A. Ouan, C. E.
Rural School Consolidation.
State Superintendent Barrett left at noon
today for Muscatine county, where thla
evening he will address a teachers' meet
ing at Atallasa, and tomorrow afternoon
will speak at a farmers' Institute at Wil
liamsburg. Mr. Barrett haa received thla
week several evidences of the great in
terest being manifested Just now in the
rural school consolidation. He today re
ceived a letter from the publishers of a
rural Journal ln Chicago asking for In
formation and document relating to the
subject, aa they are engaged ln an effort
to get favorable legislation in Illinois. He
received Information that the atate super
intendent of Minnesota is about to Issue
a leaflet on the subject. He received a
letter from the principal of the schools at
Prairieburg stating that there is mi'th In
terest ln the subject ln Linn county, and
aaking for documents and information. He
la also asked to come and lecture on the
subject. From the principal of the Lloyd
township central achool in Dickinson county
he received a letter stating that they have
a good, four-room township school and
have Just sold all their small school houses
and sites. Another township in the same
county is considering It. The atate super.
Intendent is Invited to deliver a com
mencement addreas there. Superintendent
Barrett finds this sot of Interest In many
places ln Iowa and Is speaking on the sub-
Ject at many meetings
Xew Iowa Corporations.
The articles of incorporation of the
"John U. May, trustee, Limited," of Clin
ton, have been filed with the secretary of
state. This la a company to build an elec
tric interurban line from Davenport to
Clinton. The capital la $10,000.
The Northern Rural Telephone company
of Clay county was Incorporated, capital
$4,000, by C. W. Creams and others.
The People's Light company of Daven.
NOTICE TO FARMERS !
If you neei money to pay for
land March I we have and can
pay it out cn twenty-four hours
notice! The monsy is here
port baa Increased Ita capital stock from
$250,000 to double the amount.
The Danville Mutual Telephone company
has Incorporated with $5,000 capital stock.
Fort Dodge Investment company, capital
$10,000; J. F. Ford, president; C. H. Smith,
Mlnburn Mutual Telephone company, cap.
ltal $20,000, by W. P. Kenyoa and others.
C. D. Haywood Lumber company of Dav
enport, capital $12,000.
Cedar Rapids Transfer company, capital
$40,000; W. F. Clement, president; W. R.
Election In a Rea-lmrnt.
The members of fhe Fifty-fourth regi
ment, Iowa National Guard, voted Thurs
day evening for major of the regiment to
succeed Bishop, recently made lieutenant
colonel. There were four candidates con
sidered by the guardsmen, aa follows:
Captain H. T. Kennedy, Company I.,
Newton; Captain O. C. Haynes, Company
E, Centervltle; Captain J. L. Smeenk, Com
pany C, Muscatine; Captain Frank E. Weth
erell. Company F, Oskaloosa.
The reports have not yet been received
by tho officers. It Is expected, however,
that a second election will have to He
called on account of the large number of
Attraction of tilrl Too Strong;.
CRESTON, la., Feb. 1?. ( Special.)
Charles Gash, the man who so brutally as
saulted Thomas Conners, a mail carrier of
this place, last December, may have to
aerve a term ln the penitentiary on account
of his uncontrollable desire to see the girl
ot his heart. After the assault he left the
country and his whereabouts was a mys
tery until yesterday, when he came bark
to see his sweetheart and was arrested
after a running fight. In which the officers
used their guns. Gash brutally assaulted
Connera with a pair of brass knuckles be
cause the latter had ordered him out of the
depot, where Gash was causing a dis
turbance, and where Conners was watch
man. Gash Is now ln Jail awaiting the ac
tion of the grand Jury, aa his crime is an
Quick Chanare of Husbands.
OSCEOLA, la., Feb. 13. (Special.) DI
vorced Wednesday, married Thursday la
the .record of Maud Troop. The causes set
forth In her petition are oescrtlon and
cruel treatment. Yesterday Justice Agnew
said the words which united ln marriage
the above named lady and Earl Twombly.
FAVORABLE TO VALUED POLICY
BUI Haa Passed South Dakota House,
with Chance Favorable In
PIERRE, S. D., Feb. 13. (Special Tele
gramsThe valued policy bill had Ita In
nings in both houses today, coming up
first in the house, and with but little dis
cussion passed by a vote of 64 to 14. It
was sent to the senate and given its first
reading, then, by a close vote, forced to
second reading and reference. The chances
now are for Its passage through the senate
aa well a the house, the advocates of the
measure claiming twenty-eight votes favor
able on final action, with only twenty
three necessary to pass It.
The house met ln morning session for
the first time and pushed along with the
calendar, which has begun to drag. The
only bill Introduced was to allow ths hold
ing of terms of county court ip other than
county aeat towns, which practically ap
plies to Charles Mix county alone. The
senate bill to abolish days of grace was
quietly put to sleep by the adoption of
the adverse committee report. The house
bills passed today were to provide for set
tllng .adverse claims to real estate by pro
ceedings In circuit court; the valued policy
Insurance bill; to limit electric railroad
franchises to twenty years; authorizing the
warden ot the penitentiary to get out stone
for a state capltol; providing for the sub
mission ot the liquor license question at
any municipal election on petition of
twenty-five freeholders, this measure being
amended from the word voters to freehold
ers after considerable discussion; and
house bill 150 to create a state board of
medical examiners, which had been modi
fied to suit all classes of practitioners and
went through without any protest. House
Joint resolution 9, anemoralizlng congress to
repeal lumber duties, waa passed with but
two dissenting votes'. The bill to increase
the salary of the state veterinarian to $1,
BOO per year was sent back to committee
for changes before put.Mng to a vote. The
house passed senate bills to provide for a
board of fence vlewens; legalizing the
changes of organization of certain towns;
appropriating $8,000 for deficiency at the
State university; to establish a mining ex
periment station at tho State School of
Mines, which met with opposition by Law
son on the grounds that the legislature
waa going beyond its Jurisdiction, but the
bill passed by a vote of 65 to 10.
House bills 109 and 46, giving the State
Board of Equalization greater powers, came
up on committee report as a special order
and reports were sdopted after consider
able opopsltlon. This brings the bills up
for final action tomorrow, when they will
be discussed In committee of the whole.
These bills allow the state board to In
crease valuation where It is apparent to
them that counties are undervaluing prop
erty, and will moet with strong oppoaittou,
but the chances are in favor of their pas
sage in the house.
In the senate a number of bills were In
troduced, the principal ones being by Stod
dard, providing for township high achoois;
by corporations committee, providing a
graduated scale of fee for filing articles
of Incorporation ln thla state based on the
amount ot capital stock; by Jon'dns, de
fining the effect of a recorded Instrument;
by Branson, providing for uniform srfttem
of organization and control of state banks;
by McDougal, a general military code.
The senate passed house bill providing
for Inspection of sheep and relating to
special assessments ln towns and cities.
From Penitentiary to Aluni.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. Feb. 13. (Special.)
From tb Sioux Falls penitentiary to the
Stat' Hospital tor the Insane at Yorkton
will probably be the fate of John Kelley,
who term in the penitentiary for grand
larceny, oprrimltted in Spink county, ex
pired yesterday. But as he shows signs of
insanity he has not been released from cus
tody. The unfortunate man will be ex
amined by the Boaid of Insanity, when It
Telephone, Call or Write
W 101 Pearl St.,
Council Bluffs, Iowa
wilt K AatermlnftA -rhttir fie ahnnld f
aent to the asylum. Kelley first showed
pronounced sians or Insanity about seven
np clvht months aso. when he for a few
momenta eluded the vigilance of the pen
itentiary guards and attempted to commit
suicide by cutting his throat with a case
knife. If It Is determined to send hlra to
the Insane asylum an Interesting contro
versy will arise as to what county must
pay for his maintenance, he having been
merely a temporary resident or spina
county at the time he waa convicted and
sent to prison. This (Minnehaha) county
certainly will not consent to pay for bis
maintenance, and It may result In the
state having to shoulder the burden.
TO IMPROVE THEIR STOCK
Breeders' Association I Organised by
the Stockmen of South
MITCHELL. S. D., Feb. 13 (Special
Telegram.) There was a highly successful
meeting of the stockmen of the state held
here last night for the organltatlon of the
South Dakota Improved Live Stock Breed
ers' association, which was accomplished.
A constitution and bylaws was adopted
and a at rong resolution was sent to the
legislature urging the defeat of the meas
ure before the body which provides for
levying a special tax on pure bred atock.
Twenty-eight membera signed the mem
bership roll and paid their annual dues.
Mitchell was selected aa the place to hold
tho next annual meeting, which will occur
the third Tuesday in January, 1904.
First Case Vndcr Hew Law.
DEADWOOD, S. D Feb. 13. (Special.)
The new Martin law, recently enacted by
congress giving the federal courst Juris
diction ln all offenses committed on the
Indian reservation, has been broimht Into
operation at Deadwood for the first time.
Samuel Big Wolf and Alexander Two-Two,
from Pine Ridge agency, were brought to
Deadwood by John Belding, deputy marshal,
charged with having stolen four horses be
longing to Fire Lightning, Black Whirl
wind and Good Lance, other Indians. When
their case was brought before tho United
States commissioner the Jurisdiction of the
court waa questioned, on the ground that
one of the defendants was part white, and
therefore subject to the Jurisdiction of the
state courts. The commissioner held oth
erwise and both prisoners were sent to Jail
to await the action of the grand Jury.
Indicted for Bla-amy.
DEADWOOD. S. D., Feb. 13. (Special.)
William S. Hall has been arrested on the
charge of bigamy, ln having married Etta
Hall without being legally separated trom
Lottie M. Hall. The arrest was made at
the Instance of Etta M. Hall, who was
married to Hall at Deadwood, September
15, 1900. It le alleged that Hall's former
marriage took place at Topeka, Kas., In
1886, where his first wife Is still living.
Hall and his second wife were separated
during the year Just past by divorce.
Within twenty-four hours after tls arrest
Hall was Indicted by the grand Jury. He Is
In Jail here, being unable to furnish the
$1,000 bonds fixed by the committing magis
trate. He say he was divorced from his
first wife before marrying the second.
DRIVE FROM SEA TO SEA
Colorado Senate Ask Tran-Contl-ncntal
Road at National
DENVER. Colo., Feb. 13. The state sen
ate today adopted the Taylor resolution
memorializing congress to. pass the good
roads bi:i appropriating $20,000 for tbe con
struction of a highway across the con
tinent. Grain Dealer Are Bin).
BEATRICE, Neb., Feb. 13. (Special.)
Local grain dealer have been kept prett?
buBy the last few weeks taking care of
the corn that has been marketed here. Tho
price paid for the best corn Is 32 to 33
cents per bushel.
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LOSS OF THE STEAflER STECKLER
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iard In the whirlpool of tho Green river,
had navigated tho rapids for over twenty
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