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TITE OMAHA DAILY BEEi MONDAY, JUNE 8, J03.
) NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
Davis Bella drugs.
JJtockert sells carpet.
Crayon enlarging, 30 Broadway,
Expert watch repairing;. Leffert, 409 B'y.
Celebrated Met beer on tap. Neumayer.
Fine lamp, worth $7, free. Ask Howe, 118
Picture framing. C. E. Alexander & Co.,
For Rale Bargain, six-room cottage, fur
nace, bath, gas. Centrally located. Bee
W. H. Cooper, 6 Pearl street.
We contract to keep public or private
houses free from roaches by the year. In
sect Exterminator Manufacturing company,
Council Bluffs. Ia. Telephone F634.
Dell, the 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
John I-ewls. 1(K!6 Eleventh avenue, died
yesterday from measles. The funeral,
which will be private, will be held this
afternoon at S o'clock from the family
residence and Interment will be in. Fair
J. Castle and T. W. Puthoff, barbers
from Jblanchard, In., came In on ths Wa
bash excursion yesterday morning, and,
finding the saloons closed here, crossed
the river. When they returned their con
dition attracted the eagle eye of a police
man and they were landed tn the cala
boose. Henry Knot he, with $215 on his person,
claiming to be on his way from Pekln.
111., to Denver, Colo., Is being cared for
at police headquarters. He was found
wandering about the streets early yester
day morning. He 'said he had been re
cently discharged from the insane asylum
at I 'e kin.
The hearing of the Klrby divorce suit
will be begun this morning In the district
court before Judge Wheeler. It promises
' to be one of the most sensational cases
heard In this court for many years. The
defendant, William Klrby, a wealthy far
mer of Keg Creek township, has sub
poenaed flfty-two witness, and besides will
Introduce a large number of depositions.
Attorneys In the case state the hearing
may occupy two weeks.
Plumbing and heating. Blxby Boa.
CALL RESORT . BARS UNFAIR
VJaloaa Order Strike as Konnnlea
Walters Are Employed at Coart
Iaad and Mamawa.
The resorts at Lake Manawa and
Courtland beach were placed on the
"unfair" list yesterday by the Bar
tenders' union owing to the management
employing non-union waiters.
Grand Organizer Hobbf of the Interna
tional Bartenders' union and President Jen
kins of the local union visited Lake Man
awa yesterday afternoon and called out
three bartenders at the Kursaal on the
Manhattan beach side of ths lake and one
ualon cook at the pavilion. Five union men
were also called out at Courtand beach.
An effort was made to Induce Prof. Covalt
and the members of his band to walk out
at the lake, but Mr. Covalt said ha could
not see his way clear to do so.
Speaking of the trouble last evening, Or
ganiser Hobby said If the management at
the two resorts refused to settle further
pressure would be brought to bear and If
necessary It might be that the street car
men would be called out.
President Jenkins of the local Bartend
ers' union thought the trouble would be
settled before Sunday, as H. Keymer ft
Bon, the caterers at Lake Manawa, seemed
Inclined to meet the wishes ot the union.
6UCKERIN0S LOSE TWO GAMES
loax rails Has Easy Time wit the
BlunTs Team, Taking; Doable-
Kefth's "Buckerlnos" lost two games yes
terday at Lake Manawa to Sioux Falls, the
first by 16 to 1 and the second by to 4.
The attendance was good, but Council
Bluffs fans were . sorely disappointed by
the poor game put up by Keith's men.
There la some talk of Council Bluffs los
ing its franchise owing to the lack of sup
port the team Is receiving. There is trouble
In the team. The men claim they have not
received their salaries and Catcher Freese,
one of the best players Keith had, has
been suspended for the season. There was
some talk of Keith selling out to Sheldon,
but he states that he declined to make such
Yesterday's scores by Innings:
First game R.HE.
Sioux Falls. ...1 114 0 10 1 1 IS IS 0
. Council Bluffs. 1 0000000011
Batteries: Council Bluffs, Raymond and
Drlscoll; Sioux Falls, Haney and Dewey.
Second game R.H.E.
Sioux Falls 1' 0 4 0 1 0 1 10 t
Council Bluffs 0 0 1 0 V 0 0 14
Batteries: Council Bluff, Mets and D-1s-coll;
Bloux Falls. Jackson and Dewey.
DRY SUNDAY AT LAKE MANAWA
Mesqaltoea Keep Thirsty Resort Vis
itors oa the Jam All
No attempt was made to sell liquor at
the pavilion at Lake Manawa yesterday
owing to County Attorney Klllpack's man
ifesto, and only soft drinks were obtain
able. No intoxicating liquors were sold
Inside the enclosure at Courtland Beach,
although the saloons on the outside were
all doing business.
At the Kursaal, on the Manhattan Beacn
side of the lake, liquor was sold, as It Is
claimed that the Kursaal Is in Nebraska,
although the license was issued In Potta
wattamie county, Ia.
The attendance yeaterday was large, but
the millions of mosquitoes made matters
anything but pleasant for the visitors. The
prevailing style of low shoes and open
work hosiery proved a veritable picnic for
' the long-billed lnsecta
N. T. Plumbing Co.. Tel. 260. Night, F667.
Bite Qaesltna still Agitates.
The library board Is sclarluled to meet
this evening, but it Is doubtful If the Car
negie library building site question will be
settled. It Is expected the meeting will
be postponed on account of the absence
from the city of President Rohrer and Fin
ley Burke. The members of the board are
till divided, some favoring the opinion of
Judge Reed and accepting a deed to the
rfoperty at First avenue and Sixth street
from E. I. Shugart and hla two sons, while
others are opposed to any such action and
urge the selection of another site.
School Cadets to Camp.
The High School cadets will go Into ramp
at Lake Manawa today for a week. They
Will be In command of Captain Van Order
and It la expected that about fifty will at
tend: The camp will be conducted on
regular military lines.
' The cadets will report at the high school
this morning at 7:30 prepared to march for
the lake. Captain Van Order has Issued
orders that they report In uniform with
blue shirts, blanket roll, cup, plate, knife
and fork and such other accoutrements as
may be necessary. ;
a Pearl Bt, Council bUffs. 'Phone 07
RESTS WITH CONVENTION
Ohoics of County Candidate! Left in Doubt
y Primary Results.
STIFF FIGHT FOR TREASURER IN SIGHT
Several Also Seek Sheriff's Post,
While Coatest Is Likely for Noml.
aatloa for Saperlateadeat
Friends of J. P. Greenshlelda, while ad
mitting that they were surprised at the
remarkable Strength shown by Emil Leffert
at the city primaries on Saturday night,
are not discouraged, but are even sanguine
that when tho convention meets on Tues
day tho nomination for county treasurer
will fall to Oreenshlelds. On the other
hand, Emil Leffert and his supporters
were yesterday feeling even more encour
aged than on Saturday. Returns from the
country precincts, they claim, show that
Leffert developed greater strength than
they had anticipated throughout the
county and they feel confident that nothing
can now wrest the nomination from him.
Neola township elected a delegation which
la said to be favorable to Leffert, and the
delegations from Lewis, Hasel Dell, Rock
ford and Silver Creek are also Claimed for
him. Oreenshlelds, however, will have sev
eral of the country precinct delegations, as
will Conslgney, making It a three-cornered
fight. It Is understood none or the coun
try delegations Is Instructed as to the
treasurer. Tl ere was soma talk yesterday
In the city of a dark horse being sprung
at the last moment for the nomination in
the event of Oreenshlelds being unable to
Tight Raea for Sheriff.
Next to the nomination for treasurer. In
terest la centered In that for sheriff. Ed
Blade will have the Knox township delega
tion and McKee the Carson delegation, but
what other strength they will develop Is
problematical. Captain Cousins, the pres
ent Incumbent, who Is seeking a renomlna
tlon for a third term, will undoubtedly
make a good showing In the convention,
but It Is generally conceded the nomination
will fall to Ed Canning, who will have as
a starter. It Is said, fully two-thirds of
the city delegates and probably more than
one of the country precincts.
With the exception of that for county
superintendent of schools, there la not
likely to be much contest for the other
nominations, although there are several
candidates for the two nominations for
members of tho Board of Supervisors.
County Superintendent McManus, who Is
seeking a third term, will. It Is expected,
meet with considerable opposition from the
country precincts, which favor the nomina
tion of a man from the east end. It la
said also that many of the country pre
cincts are atrongly opposed to' the third
term proposition, and this will likely re
sult In the nomination of Prof. Callllet of
Returns from the country precincts show
these delegates elected to the county con
vention, of which Alderman McDonald of
this city will be temporary chairman:
Lewis Fred Knowles, Joe Nansel, Charles
Knnlimichnr. E. A. Hess.
Felknap C. P. Swarm, E. L. Fehr, W. C.
Hills. B. S. Rust, M. W. Wents, W. C.
Jacobs. William Carp.
Neola J. O. Bardaley, F. H. Witt. R. B.
Felton, L. D. Goodrich. J. L. Sinclair.
Mlnden H. F. Baughman, W. C. Stuhr,
John Gelger. Jacob Gelger.
Hasel Dell John Swanson, E. Parrlsh,
Frank Rossa. .
Cresent Frank Barrett, L. BJmpson, Dr.
Rockford Benjamin Seaholt. Thomas An
derson. Jonathan Jones, Edward Wilson.
Carson-Frank Ptatt. B. F. Cook. George
Bmlngton. George Stevens, W. C. Sides.
Silver Creek George Davis, John Mass,
William Aukland. ,
Macedonia A. M. Clayton, R. H. Wood
mancy, W. P. Dinwiddle H. A. Smith.
Keg Creek Henry Wllklns. John Meier,
Fred Hoist. '
Washington-Felix Setts. Thomas Turner,
George Coons. . A . .
James-Otto Schuls, Charles Butterworta.
Titus Fehr, H. C. Brandes.
Valley J. F. Armstrong, J. W. Brltton,
John Blrney, F. P. White, Sam Fletcher
Iyton-W. 8. Sankey. O. M. Bruce. M.
H. Lewis, Ray Hardesty. Winter Madsen
Center A. Bruen. William Inman, Rich
ard Hackett, Fred Kimberly.
Don't fall to see the "Deestrlck Skule"
next Friday evening by Harmony chapter,
for the benefit of the proposed Eastern Star
Orphans' home. Tickets S5 and cents.
MICKEY PREACHES IN BLUFFS
Aide BroadWay Methodists to Cele
hrate Chareh'i Fifty-First
Governor Mickey of Nebraska spoke at
the Broadway Methodlat church last even
ing on "Character Building." the occas
sion being the fifty-first anniversary of the
church and Wesley bl-centennlal Jubilee day
Governor. Mickey had, been announced to
speak on "Christian Cltlxensnip dui
changed his subject by special request. He
was greeted by an audience which com
pletely filled the large auditorium.
Governor Mickey was Introduced by Col
onel C. G. Saunders -who said that six years
ago Iowa had elected as governor its great
est lay Methodist, Leslie M. Shaw and
Nebraska and emulated that example
more recently by selecting Its greatest
lay Methodist J. H. Mickey as chief ex
In opening Governor Mickey referred to
the pleasure It gave him to greet an Iowa
audience as he had been born In Iowa a
fact of which he was proud, although he
was recently proud of the fact that he
lived In Nebraska. '
Speaking of herldltary influences, which
he said could not be overlooked, for as the
tree Is bent so the twig Is incltred. Governor
Mickey said herldlty largely shaped the
destiny of the child. As an example he
referred to the case of murderer Nleginftnd
i whom he visited in his cell a few weeks
before his execution. In talking with the
condemned man he asked him for a history
of his past life and what Influence had
led him to such an awful crime. The man's
answer was "At the age of fourteen I stood
by the side of my father and saw him
shoot a man."
Governor Mickey laid especial Mresa on
the necessity of parents leading upright
lives as otherwise they could not expect
their children to make good men and
At the opening of the service the pastor
Rev. W. J. Calfee announced that since the
rally meeting one year ago the church had
succeeded In paying off 110.226 of Its Indebt
The members of the local lodges ot the
Knights of Pythias those cf the uniform
rank being tn full uniform, attended the
The smartest scholars In town will grad
uate at the Deestrlck 8ulo next Friday
evening in the New opera house. Secure
your tickets. There Is a limit to the seat
ing capacity ot the house.
CHURCH CELEBRATES OLD AGE
First Congregational Calls Five
Pastors to Aid la Keeping
The First Congregational church of this
city will celebrate Ita aeml-centennlal anni
versary this week. Of the seven former
pastors of the church five are expected to
On Friday evening there will be a ban
quet In the church parlors followed by a
program of short addresses. Rev. O. O.
Rice, the founder of the church and the
pioneer Congregational minister In west
ern Iowa will give a historical sketch of
the church and Ita work In Council Bluffs.
The anniversary services proper will be
held on Sunday when the principal address
will be delivered by Rev. John Askln, D.
D., a former pastor and now pastor of the
Congregational church at Tabor, la.
In anticipation of the auspicious event
the church has been undergoing a com
plete renovation and extensive repairs. The
auditorium has been handsomely decor
ated, the lot on which the church stands
filled to grade and the appearance of the
property g.eatly Improved.
GRINNELL SCHOLARS GRADUATE.
President Says Caltare Mast Reach
Both Up and Down to Bo
GRINNELL. Ia., June 7. (Special Tele
gramsPresident Bradley preached elo
quently today to a graduating class of
forty-three from Isaiah 50, Iv, "The Lord
God hath given me the tongue of learning
that I should know how to apeak a word
In season to him that Is weary."
In a discourse rich In historical refer
ence, scriptural allusions and inspiration
there was the central thought that all
scholarship and culture to be of service
to the world must reach not only up, but
down Into the humblest home and uplift
the soul weary with the performance of
menial duties, even as Christ's heavenborn
Inspiration and sympathy were extended to
the commonest of mortals. In hla closing
worda to the class he exhorted them to
let their education give tham a kindlier re
gard for others and to hold as an obliga
tion to transmit to others the Inspiration
their college course had brought to them.
' Personal Effort Essential.
CEDAR FALLS, Ia.. June 7.-(8pedal.
President Seerley delivered the baccalau
reate sermon to the graduates In, the class
of 1908 this afternoon In the auditorium,
before an audience of 2,000 people. The
speaker took for his subject "The Endow
ment of Power." He devoted himself
mainly to Impressing on his hearers the
need for Individual effort to realise the
highest degree of power possible to attain.
The personal help of God he explained as
being the development which comes of con
stant and earnest application to study and
the improvement of present opportunities
for growth. The result was the effect de
termined upon by the Creator and as un
changable as any of His laws. There were
128 graduates In the class this year.
TREE BREAKS CAR WINDOWS
Falls Over Tracks, Smashing Glass
as Train Speeds On
wards. HUMBOLDT, June 7. (Special.) Passen
ger train No. 13 had an unlucky experience
one morning recently while the country was
suffering from the overflow of water, and
while no personal damage resulted pas
sengera were badly frightened.
A few mllea east of the city a tree had
become loosened about the roots and fell
over towards the track In such manner that
when 13 came spinning along In the Might
the branches smashed nearly all the win
dows on the south side . of the train. A
freight train which followed was compelled
to stop until she obstruction could be clear
Danes Celebrate Holiday.
ST. PAUL, Neb., June 7.(Speclal.)-Yes-terday,
the Danish national holiday In
commemoration of the promulgation of the
Danish constitution by Frederick VII, - In
18-19. was celebrated by the Danish pop
ulation of the county In Dannebrog. Many
Americans also paid tribute by their pres
ence and participated. The orations were
made by Hon. 8. M. Fries and Peter Eb
besen of St. Paul, Neb. A large crowd
assembled and a general good time was
had. The railroad ran special trains, re
turning at 1 this morning.
FORECAST OF' THE .WEATHER
Two Fair Days Is tho Promise
for Both Nebraska and
WASHINGTON, June 7.-Forecast:
For Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Mon
tanaFair Monday and Tuesday.
For Illinois-Fair Monday and Tuesday;
light west winds.
For Wyoming Fair Monday; Tuesday,
fair and warmer in east portion.
For South Dakota Fair Monday, warmer
in extreme west portion; Tuesday, fair.
For Kansas Partly cloudy Monday;
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU.
OMAHA, June 7. Official record of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
1908. 1901. 1901. 1900.
Maximum temperature .. 84 73 69 90
Minimum temperature ... 64 67 4ft 72
Mean temperature 74 65 87 81
Precipitation 00 . 45 T .00
Record of temperature and precipitation
at Omaha for this day and since March 1,
Normal temperature 19
Excess for the dag 6
Total excess since March 1 167
Normal precipitation ' .18 Inch
Iertlncv for the day 18 Inrh
Precipitation since March 1 11.40 Inches
Excess since March V 1.18 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1902., S. 32 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1901.. 3.38 inches
Reports from Stations at T P. M.
H ft. M
5 B H
: : ? ;
78 1 Ml. 00
78 8 T
76 &! .00
64 6 .00
72 80 T
68 80 . 46
78 86 .00
70 76 CO
7 78 .00
78 83 .j0
80 84 .00
76 82 .HO
78 k! .00
76 82 T
76 78 .GO
76 781 00
78 86 .00
CONDITION OF THE
North I'latte. narl rlniiHv
, Cheyenne, cloudy
Halt Lake, cloudy
Rapid City, raining
I Wllliston, cloudy
' Chicago, part cloudy
j St. Luuls, rlear
Bt. Paul, clear
Kansas City, clear
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
I- A. WElffl,
Local forecast Official
PROHIBITION LAW IN DANGER
Important Test Cue Taken to Federal
Supreme Court on Error.
ALL HINGES ON C 0. D. SALES
Q.aettoa Is Raised Whether Express
Cosapaay Is Agent for Seller or
for. Parehaser Iowa
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, la, June 7. (Special.)
The most Important test case taken from
Iowa to the United Vtates supreme court
for many years is the one in which Justice
Brewer has just granted a writ of error In
order that the decision of the Iowa court
may be reviewed at Washington Immedi
ately. The case is vital to the Iowa pro
hibitory liquor law. If the supreme court
of the United States declares that the
state court Is wrong the door will be again
opened for utter disregard of prohibition
In Iowa In substantially the same man
ner that was followed when the "original
package saloons" were opened and main
tained. The writ of error was granted In the
case of the State of Iowa against Ameri
can Express company, a case coming from
Tama county, where the agent of the ex
press company had received sundry quart
bottles of Intoxicating liquors which had
been shipped to customers from Rock
Island, 111., on each of which there was a
C. O. D. collection -charge In addition to
the express charge. The liquors were
seized and condemned by a Justice of the
peace. Judge Burnham released the liquors
and the state appealed.' The state su
preme court reversed the district court and
upheld the justice of the peace.
Where tho Sale la Hade.
The queatlon at issue, and It was the
only question involved, was as to the
character of such a proceeding. Where
were the sales actually made 7 Is a C. O.
D. sale to be deemed an absolute sale or
a contract of sale which is not complete
until actual delivery to the buyer T The
case was extensively argujd by Attorney
General Mullan for the state and by J.
C. Wlllett and J. C. Cook for the express
company. At the October term the opinion
of the court was rendered. It was a "per
curiam" decision, and It contains a most
interesting statement of the Issue Involved
and discloses, wiat la more Important,
that neither the state court nor other
courts are at all unanimous as to what
should be the rule. In regard to the cen
tral question the opinion stated:
"If the question were res Integra in this
state a majority of the court, as now con
stituted, would be inclined to the view that
under such a shipment, the carrier Is the
agent of the buyer for the purpose of
transportation, and of the seller for the
purpose of retention of possession and col
lection of the purchase price, and that as
a necessary corollary title passed to the
buyer on delivery to the carriers."
Settled by Previous Decision.
But the court states that the question Is
foreclosed by the decision iu the case of
State against United States Express com
pany, In 70th Iowa, where It was held 'that
the express . company ia agent of the
consignor' wlth'-authorlty o transfer title
to the property Upon payment of the pur
chase price. That opinion, which was
written by the late Judge Rothrock, has
stood unquestioned until this case and
some others like It appeared In the court.
and the court says It would no doubt be
challenged at this time but for the opinion
of the United States supreme court in the
Rhodes against Iowa case. The Iowa opin
ion has been sustained also In other, states.
Continuing the court said:
"We are now asked to change ths rule.
to the end that our prohibitory laws, passed
In the exercise of the police powers of the
state, may be rendered less Irksome, and
express companies be allowed not only to
transport liquors Into the state which of
course they may do but also to collect
the purchase price for tna vendors. The
baneful effect of such a decision is easily
Imagined. Everyone knows that an over
ruling of the express company case would
b'3 followed by the establishment in every
community of places for the sale of In
toxicants which would be quite as harmful
and free from regulation and restraint as
were the "original package saloons" be
fore the enactment of the Wilson bill. The
purpose and intent of that act la quite
generally understood. That it was not
Intended to Interfere with legitimate acts
of transportation ot property between the
states, nor to prevent a resident of this
state from shipping liquors into It from
another state for his own consumption and
use. Is freely admitted. But It Is just as
clear to our minds that ft was not the
Intention of congress to authorize a carrier
to engage not only In the transportation
of property, but to act as an agent for
the seller in completing the sale and col
lecting the purchase price.
Qaeetloa of Interstate Commerce.
"Supported as we are in our position by
respectable authority) fortlned by the
thought that we are upholding the policy
of this state toward the traffic In Intox
icants and. fully believing that, the doc
trine announced, while not supported per
haps by the weight of judicial authority.
Is one which will do much good and no
harm, we are constrained to adhere to It,
on the broad ground of stare decisis, which
Is one of the safeguards of our judicial
system. This decision relieves us from the
necessity of considering the other question
as to whether or not the gooda are pro
tected by reaaon of the commerce clause
of the federal constitution. However, some
of the members of the court would reach
the same result, had It been found that ths
title to the property passed when delivered
to the carrier in the state of Illinois. Con
ceding that to be true, they are of the
opinion that the transaction was not In
any fair sense Interstate commerce pro
tected by the constitution of the United
States from state regulation. The express
company In effect engaged In the business
of selling, through agents In this statt, at
retail. Intoxicating liquors, shipped by It
for that purpose from the state of Illi
nois. .This was a' mere device, as It seems
to some of us, to evade the police laws
of this commonwealth, and that the doc
trine of 'original packages' or of freedom
of Interstate commerce does not apply to
a business of this character. In assuming
to collect the purchase price and to hold
possession until the price was paid. It was
In no proper sense engaged In Interstate
commerce Others of the court are of
contrary opinion: they think the collec
tion of the purchase price was a mere
Incident to the transportation of goods and
that ths case should be ruled by Rhodes
against Iowa. In the event we were con
strained to overrule the express company
case In the 70th Iowa. None of us, as be
fore stated, are disposed to question that
decision at this time."
In view of this manifest wide difference
of opinion on the supreme bench of Iowa
as to what should be the rule In regard
to C. O. D. shipments of liquor Into Iowa,
the attorneys for the express company have
taken the case to the supreme court of
the United State, where they say they
have a fair chance of securing a reversal
of the ease, which would make a oomplete
change In regard to the situation In the
prohibition counties of Iowa.
The Iowa weather and crop bureau Is
gathering definite Information as to the
acreage and condition ot the crops In Iowa.
It was Intended that a report should be
made that would show the actual condition
on June 1, but the storms of the past two
weeks seriously Interfered with this plan.
The crop reporters commenced to send In
thotr reports a few days before June 1
and presumed upon fair weather for the
completion of the work In hand. Then
catne the storms which stopped all work.
The reports are therefore regarded aa ln
acurate. But even at best at this time
they would be faulty as to the exact
acreage of corn, for It Is recognised that
In a large share of the state there Is still
planting to be done If the weather .holds
good; but It is probable that a supple
mental report on acreage will be Issued
some time during the month. All reports
Indicate that the acreage of corn will be
much smaller than usual and that potatoes
and other elmllar crops the acreage will
not be nominal. The monthly report will
be Issued In a few days. Travelers who
have come Into Des Moines report that
on Saturday and today many farmers were
in their fields plowing and planting and if
the weather remains as good as It has
been the past two days there will be a
fairly -ood crop.
Seek High Water Crops.
The faculty of the State Agricultural
college has been appealed to for Informa
tion as to the best kind of vegetables and
crops to plant in the gardens and dis
tricts overflowed by water so that some
thing may be raised this year. Thousands
of Iowa people have lost their gardens,
not only In the cities but In the country
and along all the streams. The state col
lege people have been asked to furnish
some definite Information. The fruit crop
of the state has not been Injured as greatly
aa had been feared. The secretary of the
Btate Horticultural society reports that the
greatest loss of fruit la In the Dea Molnea
valley and next In the Nlshnabotna valley.
The smaller fruits are fully good In the
northeastern parts of the state, hlle the
strawberry crop Is good all over and of
Silas Wilson of Atlantic a veteran
nurseryman and fruit grower, has been
appointed by Dr. Bailey of Mt. Ayr, the
committeeman In charge of the fruit and
vegetable exhibit 'for Iowa at the St. Louis
exposition, to have full charge of that ex
hibit and baa accepted and entered upon
his work. Wllaon last aummer sold his
nursery and la not now engaged In the
business. He was a former president of
the state society and received Its endorse
ment for the position to which he has Just
been appointed. It Is planned to gather
fruit now and to place It in cold storage
and have It kept for the exposition at St.
Mrs. Hossaelc Net Tet Released.
Mrs. Margaret Hossack of New Virginia
Is not yet free from the indictment against
her for killing her husband two years sgo.
She waa Indicted and twice tried, once be
ing sentenced to life Imprisonment. The
Board of Supervisors of Warren county
after the second trial notified the county
attorney at Madison county that the board
did not want any further expense on ac
count of the trial and virtually asked dis
missal. The county attorney has refused
to move, but haa consulted the two judges
who have eat at tiiala In the case, who
have advlaed against letting the case drop
now. The Indictment will be allowed to
remain and the case appear on the docket
In Madison county for some months In the
hope that new evidence may be secured.
Mrs. Hossack Is out on ball.
Governor to Talk to Clerks.
Governor Cummins Is to speak before the
convention of county clerks In Dea Molnea
on June 29 on the relation between the bar
and the clerk, and Clerk Crockett of the
Iowa supreme court is to speak on the
relationship of the supreme court to the
district court. Dr. Kennedy, secretary of
the state board of health, la to speak on
the work of the board, in which clerks
have a considerable Interest. Other papers
or discussions are to be: "Clerk's
office qualification for an attorney," C. C.
Pugh, Adel; "Experiences in Marriage Li
censes," B. F. Coffin, Dea Molnea; "Probate"
G. T. Grlllls, Hampton; "Experiences of a
New Clerk," O. W. Hoyer, . Ida Grove;
"History of Members," C. M. Soper, Ne
vada. The president of the association Is
J. C. Tate of this city.
The county recorders have a state con
vention on Tuesday In Des Moines, when
papers will be presented and discussed as
follows! "Legislation; What Needed and
How to Secure the Same," H. L. Harvey,
Harrison county; E. C. Sloan, Monroe
county. The Need of a Thorough Organi
sation and How to Secure It" C. F. Moor
man, Warren county; A. J. Streeter, Jas
per county. "The Importance of Records in
the Recorders Office as Compared With
Those of Other County Offices," . C. W. B.
Derr, Jones county, J. W, Pavbvlc, Ply
Will Exhibit Famons Paintings.
Two famous paintings will be exhibited In
Des Moines this week. Joseph Lehner hr.s
consented to place on exhibition, under the
auspices of the Y. W. C. A., the two pic
tures which are the original palntlngs-Jy
Reubens, one of the famous 'Ecco Homo"
and the other "Adam and Eve." The first
named Is the original from which the paint
ing In the cathedral at Antwerp la a copy
and Is a beautiful Christ head. The other
is supposed to be one of Reubens' early
paintings. Both are regarded as of great
value, and In a few days Mr. Lehner, In
whose family they have been many years,
will go east to ahow them to experts who
desire to purchase. It is understood ("hat
J. P. Morgan will buy them if their gen
uineness can bn established, and Des Moines
people who have investigated believe they
Tell This to Yoar Wife.
Electrlo Bitters cure female complaints,
surely and safely; dispell headaches, bark
aches, nervousness or no pay. 60c. For
sale by Kuhn a Co.
C. K. Call. of Oakland.
OAKLAND, Neb., June 7. (Special Tele
gram.) C. K. Cull, cashier and one of the
largest stockholders of the First National
bank, died in Balem, Wis., of peritonitis.
About ten days ago Mr. Cull, with a party
of friends, took several carloads of cattle
to Chicago, and then went to his old home
at Balem, where he was taken sick. He was
one of the oldest and leading citizens ot
Oakland. He came here in 1881 and haa re
sided here ever since. Mr. Cull leaves i
wife and three children in comfortable clr
cumstances. He will be burled at his old
home. A delegation of Masons, of which
Mr. Cull was a prominent member, will
attend the funeral from here.
Mrs. J. 8. Morrison.
STUROIS, S. V.. June 7.-(Speclal.) Mrs
J. B. Morrison of Spring Creek, Meade
county, aged 68, died on Wednesday night
after a long Illness at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. 8.' O. VOJrheea, In this
city. The funeral took place yesterday af
ternoon, Interment being made In Bear
Butte cemetery here.
The Peril at Oar Time
Is lung disease. Dr. King's New Discov
ery (or Consumption, Coughs and Colds
cures lung trouble or no pay. 60c, 1.00,
For tale by aiiu co.
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haa good light plenty of air and
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time. Electric light water and
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around Floor, Be BalMlng1.
MRS. MOLINEDX STAYS WEST
Rents Home at Bioui Falls and Prepares
for Permansnt Residence.
DESIRE FOR ALIMONY GIVEN AS REASON
Husband la Bald to Be Ready to
Fight Dl-roree Case Now Pend
lac In loath Dakota,
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., June 7. (Special.)
Greatly to the surprise of those who have
anticipated that Mrs. Roland, B. Molineux
would leave Slcrux Falls In a few weeka
freed from her matrimonial bonda, aha haa
rented a dwelling house In this city and
apparently Intends to continue her resi
dence for an Indefinite period.
It is said she paid her rent for two
months In advance and will, without delay,
give up her apartments In the Cataract
hotel, where she has resided since coming
to' Sioux Falls last November.
Just what reason actuated Mrs. Molineux
to make this move Is a subject of con
jecture and Is Interpreted In various ways.
Woald Make Residence Legal.
One theory is that under recent decisions
a temporary residence does not give the
courts of the state jurisdiction over resi
dents of another, and that she feared her
residence here could not be shown to have
been established and maintained in good
It is no 'secret that scores of divorces
have been granted In the courts of South
Dakota to persons who had maintained
only a semblance ot a residence In the
state, and they left, after procuring di
vorces, fully satisfied that their decrees
were as legal and binding as could be se
cured anywhere In the United States.
Quite naturally, none of the parties In
Interest will discuss the matter In any of
Its bearings. However. It Is believed tn
some well-Informed quarters that Mrs.
Molineux has been Influenced by someone
to apply for alimony as well as a divorce,
and that she Is desirous that her compli
ance with the residence provision of the
South Dakota statutes be strictly tn ac
cordance with the law, so that. If It comes
to a legal battle with her husband over the
question of alimony, she would not run
the risk of being defeated by the opposing
attorneys raising the point that her resi
dence in the state vis not established In
good faith. '
Mrs. Mollenux's action was certainly a
surprise to the other members of the di
vorce colony, and has furnished fresh food
Recently there have been rumors to the
effect that her divorce suit will be con
tested by her husband, and this move on
her part, doubtless upon the advice of her
attorney, would Indicate that the rumors In
reference to this and the question of ali
mony had quite a substantial foundation.
Yankton Takes rive Days.
TANKTOWN S. D., June 7.-Speclal.)
Five daya commencing today will be con
sumed In the Tankton college commence
ment exercises. This morning the presi
dent preached the baccalaureate sermon
t the Congregational church and In the
evening Rev, J. Bralnerd Thorn of Peper-
vllle. Miss., preached the annual address
before the Christian associates. The pro
gram for the remainder of the night fol
1:15 n. m. Commencement concert. Con
servatory oi music, r isKe assemmy room.
a. m. Annaual meeting of the corpora'
tlon. Ward hall of science.
11 a. m. Annual meeting ot me noara or
trustees, president's office.
8.1& D. m. Graduating exercises of ths
academy, ilske assembly room.
10 a. m. Addresses by uluront. State
Superintendent G. W. Nash, 91, and Rev.
E. F. Lyman, 5. Flske assembly room.
a p. m. Atnietic meet.
8 p. ra. Elocution recital by Anna E.
Bagstad. FJxke assembly room.
t p. m. Annual reunion ot the alumni,
10 a. m. Exercises by the class of 19(18.
12:30 p. m. College collation. Dakln hart
Alumni, graduates, parents of graduates
and friends of the college inun Yunkton
and out of town are cordially Invited to
the collation. I'rlce of tlckt-ts 2S rents.
fc:15 p. m. Exerclsee of the Twenty-first
annual commencement. Aluress by liev.
William K. Barton, U. V., Jak I'ark, 111.
Haron Holda Celebration.
HURON, S. D., June 7. (Special.) Com
mencement exercises of the Huron high
school took plaoe on Friday la Da tun's
P fitter m
i i j
opera hovsa, whlol. was packed to Ita ut
most capacity with friends of the graduates
and of Huron schools. The class numbered
eleven seven girls and four boys, all of
whom acquired tho greater part of their
school education In this city.
They are Irene J. Waits, Nellie A.
Boughton, Maggie H. McNerney, Marion
Blount, Mey Bel Thompson, Josephine Tay
lor and Florence H. Tobln; E. A. Lyman,
William R. Joy, Carl B. Mouser and Carl
Each member of the class received di
plomas from the Board of Education and
many presents from appreciative friends.
Steals Clothes from Hotel.
8TURGIS, 8. D., June 7. (Speclal.)-C. A.
Booth, who has been stopping at Piedmont,
has been arrested and placed In the Meade
county jail for stealing clothing from the
hotel. Sheriff Brown of this city waa noti
fied and went after him. He had hla pre
liminary hearing and waa bound over
on a charge of burglary In the third de
gree in the aum of 1300 to await the next
term of Meade county circuit court.
Piedmont School Closes.
PIEDMONT, a XX, June 7.-(SpecIal.)
The closing exercises of the Piedmont
school were held here Thursday evening.
Mrs. Nellie B. McClelland of Sturgla, aup
erlntendent of schools of Meade county,
presented the diplomas and made an ad-
resa. The graduates were: Leo Com-
mlskey, Madge Boylau and Ida Huddles-
Wool Reaches Stargls.
STUROIS. a D., June 7. (Special.) The
first consignment of wool from the Grand
river country arrived here this week. It
consisted ot about 20,000 pounds. This is '
the first of ths wool business In Sturgla,
but larger consignments are expected from
Cavalry Horses Contract Let.
FORT MEADE, S. D., June 7. (Special.)"
Abe Jonea has received official notice that
he has been awarded the contract for fur
nishing sixty-five more cavalry horses.
these to be delivered at this post.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Juns 7. -(Special.)
On Wednesday afternoon Mr. J. Walter
Legg and Miss Parthena Hardy were unit
ed in marriage by Rev, J. N. Cobb, ot the
local Methodist church, the ceremony tak
ing place at the home of the bride's parents
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hardy, five miles north
east of the city. A good sized company
was present to witness the ceremony, and
shortly afterward Mr. and Mrs .Legg came
to town and are now domiciled at the home
of the groom in the north part of the city.
FALLS CITT, Neb., June 7. (Special )-
Cards have been Issued by Mr. and Mrs.
M. De Wald announcing the marriage
of their daughter Leah to Samuel B.
Stewart on Wednesday evening.
. From the
( of the St.La
Vof the Miss!
i Every Mouth Between,
Hires Rootbeer Is known and ap
preciated as the mout cooling, re
fraahing and healthful of beverages
fur hot weather.
la the national temperance bever
ege. Kvervoue drinks It, every
one likes It.
A peck Btaksa Ave nlloiu. Bold
evorywbrre, et by niall fur esbla.
hooklat frae. IMwut of I '1-iVins.
CHARLES E. HIRES CO
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