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THE OMAITA DAILY BEEt SUNDAY, AUGUST 2. 1903
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
Par's sell drugs.
Stockert 'lis carpets.
Crayon enlarging. JOS Broadway.
Expert watch repairing. LelTert, 418 II jr.
Celebrated Mets beer on tap. Neumayer.
Diamond betrothal rings at Lcfferfs. 4f
14K and 1K wedding rings at LetTerfs,
One-fourth to one-third off on rymaraphy
outfit. C. K. Alexander & Co., 333 B'way.
For Rent New house, seven roomr, mod
ern except funuiee. Inquire 615 E. B'way.
Frederick Klepfcr was called last evening
to Orand Rapids. Mich., by the aerloua III
neaa of hia father.
"Joseph, a lenn In Providence." At the
evening aervlce the subject of hla discourse
will be "A Goapel for Men."
At the Second Presbyterian church the
pastor, Rev. Harvey Hostetier, will this
morning take aa the subject of hla sermon,
Twin Brothers encampment. Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, will meet Monday
evening for work In the royal purple de
gree. The condition of Mrs. Sarah Crandal of
South Seventh street, who has been very
sick for some time, Is reported as much
For rent, office room, ground floor. One
Of the most central location in the business
portion of the city. Apply to The Bee
We contract to keep public or private
houses free from roaofces by the yoar. In
sect Kxtermlnator Manfacturing company.
Council Blurts. Ia. Telephone F634.
A marriage license was Issued yesterday
to Christ Hansen, aged 42, and Jennie
Carothers, aged 35. both of Omaha. Jus
tice Carson perfotmed the marriage cere
Ida Caldwell, a negresa charged with as
saulting Mrs. Mary Wheeler, a white
woman, about a, month ago, had her hear
ing In Justice Ouren'a court yesterday and
was fined 31 and costs.
There will be no evening service today
at the First Congregational church. In the
morning at 19:30 o'clock the pastor. Rev.
James Thomson, will preach on "Miscon
ceptions of the Sovereignty of God."
Ren Ewlng.and Kste Llnsel, charged by
Mrs. Ewlng with maintaining unlawful re
lations, were bound over to await the ac
tion of the gmnd Jury yesterday by Jus
tice Carson. They both furnished ball In
the sum of 1300. -
Superintendent Rothert of the Iowa Bchool
for the Deaf received news last evening
of the death of Mlsr, Heleno Phelps,
cHiughter of Colonel W. H. Phelps of
Carthage, Mo., and sister of Mrs. Waldo H.
ltothert of Omaha.
The Second Church of Christ, Scientist,
will hold services In Modern Woodmen of
America hall In the Merilam block at 10:45
a. m. Subject, "Spirit." Sunday school
Immediately after service. Wednesday even
ing testimonial meeting at 7:45.
The First Church of Christ, Scientist,
will hold services this morning at 11 o'clock
In the Sapp building, when the subject of
the lesson will be "Spirit." Sunday school
will be held at the close of the services
and the regular mid-weekly testimonial
meeting will be Wednesday evening at (
Mansel Wilson, the lad who lived alone
with hla father on Harrison street and was
turned over by order of Judge Scott a few
days ago to the care and custody of Rev.
Henry DeLong. will be sent Monday to his
grandmother In Ottawa, Kan. The grand
mother, on learning of the plight of the
lad, notified Rev. DeLong that she would
be glad to give the boy a home and for
warded sufficient money for his transporta
tion. Fire from an unknown cause did damage
to an estimated extent of $1,600 last evening
at 7 o'clock in the carriage top factory of
A. Schulter, 600 South Mnln street. When
the' fire department reached the building
flames were bursting out from all parts of
the workroom at the rear. The damage Is
to stock ana parity nnisnea urrwm wy.
The stock Is said to have been Insured, but
n what amount could not be learned last
Having recently removed his office to the
second floor of the Commercial National
bank building, BOS Broadway, Council
i Bluffs, la., Jacob Sims announces his con
tinuance at that location of the former law
business' of Sims ft Bainbridge, and Is suc
cessor to that firm, and also his relation
with the firm of Shaw, Sims & Kuehnle
of Denlson. la., will be continued as it has
been lor tne pasi inree yemu. mm
equipped offlcea and ample assistance at
both places, and with over twenty years
active experience In the general practice
In both the federal and state courts of
Iowa, he is better prepared than ever to
give attention to all legal business en
trusted to him.
RECEIVERS HAVE NO CLAIM
Jade Thornell Mokes Baling; on
Title to the W. H. M. Posey
According to the ruling of Judge A. B.
Thornell of the district court the W. H. M.
Pusey homestead, selected as the site for
the Carnegie HDrary duiiuiuc, tm cuuri
from all debt of Frank Pusey contracted
antecedent to the death of hla father. This
ruling was made by Judge Thornell in an
application of Receivers Bereshelm and
Murphy of the defunct Officer & Pusey
bank for Instructions In the matter of the
sale of the property.
The receivers In their application, after
setting forth the facts relative to the pro
posed sale of the W. II. M. Pusey home
stead to the city of Council Bluffs for the
site for the Carnegie library, stated It was
desired to have the question of title de
termined, and that they had been Informed
by their attorneys that as receivers for the
bank they had no right or claim against
It, as It was exempt, and further that It ,
would be a needless waste of money to re- ;
stst ths claim of exemption. '
initn Thnrnall heM that th homestead
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antecedent to his father's death; that
Frank Pusey's Indebtedness to the receiv
ers was antecedent to his father's death;
that they (the .receivers) would not be war
ranted In acting contrary to their attorneys'
advice, and thus Incurring needless expense :
by reaistlng the claim of exemption. The
court, however, authorized and directed the
receivers to appear In the bankruptcy pro
ceedings and admit such facts as they
, . ,,. ,, , . . 1
new to be true. The matter to be sub-
xnutea oy tnem Deiore ine court in wnicn
the bankruptcy proceedings of Frank Pusey
were held In New York. This order of the
court, after It has been compiled with and
the bankruptcy proceedings In New York
have been reopened to permit of the re
ceivers appearing, will. It Is expected
practically settle any question of alleged
defect In the title due to the failure of
Frank Pusey to list his Interest In the
homestead among his assets at the time
he went through bankruptcy.
Plumbing and hsatlng. Blxby A Son.
Bids oa Poor Pnrm Buildings. r
Bids on the buildings on the county's
new poor farm near McClelland on the line
or tne ureal western ral road were
ceived yesterday by Auditor Innea from the
following: John J. Myrtue, Jensen Bros..
George Hughes, Anderson Bros., Wlckham
Bros., all of this city, and Jacob Bros, of
Mlnden, Ia. The bids will be opened at
the meeting of the Board of County Super
Visors Monday afternoon. The buildings,
hloh will be of brick, are expected to
cost In tho neighborhood of $14,000.
N. T. Plumbing Co. Tel 30. Night FS67.
SS Pearl Sit-. CeuacU HUffs. 'Pheas SI. I
OPEN BIDS ON THE DITCHES
Fire Offers to Cowtruc', the Big One in ths
ONLY THREE OFFERS ON PIGEON CREEK
Tabulation Will Be Seeessary Before
It Caa Be Determined Which
is the Lowest oat the
Bids for the construction of the Harrison
Pottawattamie county drainage ditches
were opened by Auditor B. F. Huff of Har
rison county, and Auditor R. V. Innes of
Pottawattamie county, in the office of the
latter In this city yesterday afternoon. In
Addition to representatives of some of the
firms bidding County Supervisor Baker and
Thomas Tosrovln, engineer In charge rf the
work, were present.
Bids were made separately for the work
In the two counties, and for the Pigeon
Creek ditch, which is in Pottawattamie
county, alone. The contract, according to
the published call for bids, will be awarded
Monday morning. , 1
The bids will have to be tabulated before
any conclusion. ' as to the lowest bidder
can be arrived at. A rough estimate, based
on the bids for the dredging alone show
that the cost of the Harrison-Pottawattamie
county ditches will be from 175,000 to
1106.000. The estimated total number of
cubic yards of dredging is 34,831.
The bids which were on the cubic lard,
were as follows:
J. J. Shea, representing the Canal Con
struction company of Chicago Willow
Creek ditch In both counties, S cents;
AU?n Creek ditch In both counties, 10 cents;
Boyer cutoff In Pottawattamie, 12H cents.
The bid also called for a number of extras
for extra excavation, sloping levees and
W. A. Smith & Co., of California Junc
tionStraight bid of 11 cents on all sec
tions except sections one to forty on Wil
low creek, which was' 1314 cents.
B. P. Wlckham made a straight bid of
UM cents on all sections of the three
R. A. Brown & Company of Washington,
Ind., a straight bid of 8V4 cents on all sec
tions for dredging only, no levee work.
Frank C. Touman of Kansas City failed
to enclose certified check as required, and
his bid was not considered.
The bids on the Pigeon Creek ditch
were: J. J. Shea, 12 cents; W. A. Smith,
14-14 cents; Wlckham, 144 cents.
It was stated that Wlckham 's bids alone
were strictly In conformity with the speci
fications and that as his bid called for no
extras It was probably the lowest In the
Winners in Voting; Contest.
DeLong' girl voting contest, with two
gold watches as prizes, resulted as follows:
Pansy Otto, first prise 8,503
Carrie Pfelfer, second prize 7,555
The next nearest were: Florence Wilcox,
6,367; Bessie Crane, 6,309 ; Margaret Lellc
PAST WEEK IN BLUFFS SOCIETY
Kemp-Wllklns Wedding tho Most
Kotable Featere of Soeial
Mrs. J. R. Schmidt is visiting friends In
Miss Dora Stewart of Des Moines Is la
the city, the guest of Miss Dodge.
Mrs.. EX J. Prouty left yesterday on a
visit to relatives In Warrensburg. Mo.
Miss Cora Gretzer and Miss Ella Mcintosh
are home from an extended eastern trip.
Miss Margaret Wallace has returnel
from a visit with friends in Indian Terri
tory. Miss Ethel Watson entertained at
luncheon Tuesday afternoon. Covers were
laid for ten,
Mrs. B. S. Klrkpatrick and family of
Harrison street are home from a sojourn
at Noble's lake.
N. P. Dodge has gone to the Dodge sum
mer cottage at Clear Lake to spend a
couple of days.
C. C. Gillespie of Washington avenue
arrived home Thursday from a month's
trip to the Pacific coast.
Mr. and Mrs. O. H. P. Mlkesell of Avenue
B entertained a number of friends Monday
evening at a lawn social.
George Treynor, formerly of this city,
now a resident of Des Moines, Is the guest
of Council Bluffs friends.
The members of the Flower mission en
Joyed their annual picnic at Manawa Tues
day afternoon and evening.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mitchell entertained
a few friends informally Friday evening at
their home on West Broadway.
Miss May Jepson has re-.urned from Cedar
Falls, where she has been attending the
State normal during the last six weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Wood of Avenue B enter
tained the members of the Epworth Meth
odist church at their home Saturday even
ing. Colonel W. J. Davenport la expected home
j this morning from New York City, where
h went on a combined pleasure and busi-
M y ,h-, u
Charles Olson, have gone for a month's '
visit with relatives 111 Nebraska and north-
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Wallace Shepard and children have gone to
Colorado Kpringj to spend the remainder of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Woodford. 314
High School avenue, entertained at a
muslcale Friday night, complimentary to
WH Kosalie t lemlng of Chicago.
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Mrs. o. li. P. Mlkexell will leave today on
vlklt to lrlends In Canton, Neb.
Mrs. W. L. Douglass entertained the
members of the Woman's Euchre club at
ner nome Wednesday morning. Prize at
earns were won by Mrs. Uuy shepard.
Mr. John Nugent and Miss Lottie New
ton were united in marriage Wednesday
evening at the home of the bride's par
ents on Wen ion street. They will nuke
their home In this city.
Miss Minnie Hardegen, daughter of Mr.
George J. Hardegen of this city, and Mr,
Albert Hummel of Casper, Wyo., were
recently married at Luxk, Wyo. They will
make their home In Casper.
in compliment to Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Ileiser and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pinney,
Miss Gertrude Davenport entertained
Wednesday evening at 1 o'clock dinner.
Covers were laid for twenty.
Miss Josephine Jennings entertained the
members of the Kensington club at her
home Tuesday afternoon In honor of her
guests, Miss Marie Carter of Jefferson and
MIms Nannette Huston of Jefferson.
Invitations have been received In the city
to the marriage of Mr. Henry Hoist, son of
re-iMr. nnd Mrs. Richard Hoist of this city
t n Miss Gertrude Ryan of Tilden, Neb.
111s cvrvmuiiy win uccur i niacii, piu,,
The marriage of Miss Jessie Gilbert of
this city and Mr. J. T. Biker of Omsha
will occur W'eanesday evening. August 13,
at the home of the brMe's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Gilbert. They will make their
home in Omaha.
Miss Ethel Cook and Miss Ruth Btrtow
entertained nt a break fust Mod lay morn
ing In honor of Mrs. Robert Thelnli? r Jt
and Miss Inez Shepard of St. Joseph. The
deeorutlons' were In red. About fifty guests
were in attendance.
Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Crewdson were ten
dered a re'.4."itlon by the members of the
First Chrl'l-in church Thursday evening
at the church parlors. Rev. Crewdson
left Friday for Atlantic, to assume the
duties of pastor of the Christian chure!
A pretty home wedding occured at ths
bom of Ur. and Mrs. tJwln WUkint, 3t4
Avenue C, Tuesday evening when their
daughter. Bertha was united In marriage
to Mr. W. F. Kemp of th s city. Rev.
James O May of Broadway Methodist Kpls
copal church officiating. About forty
guests were present. The rooms were
handsomely decorated with sweet tes,
asparagus fern and palm. In tho front
parlor the large buy window was artisti
cally arranged with asparssm fern and
palms, and there the wedding ceremony
was performed. t'nnttended, the brldil
couple entered the parlor to the stnlns of
Mendelsshon's wedding march, played by
Miss Nellie Shows Iter. The bride was
gowned In Swiss mull, elaborately trimmed
with duchesse lace, which was her own
handiwork. The bridal bouquet wan a
cluster of bride a roses and fern. At the
close of the ceremony refreshments were
served by Misses Belle Cooper, Nlnah Weir
and Ethel Shubert. The brldxl couple were
the recipients of many handsome gifts.
The bride Is well known In hls city, hiv
ing always taken an active part in Metho
dist Episcopal church work. The groom,
formerly a resident of this citv. la in busi
ness In Iemars, la., where Mr. and Mrs.
Kemp will reside for the present.
CRIPPLE LOSES HIS MONEY
Mas from Plalavlew Has aa I'n
pleasaat Experience In
SIOUX CITY, la.. Aug. l.-(Speclal Tel
egram.) Shngred and robbed of all his
money was the experience of John Brad
ford, a crippled tailor who came up from
Plalnvlew. Neb., to see the State Fire
He had received 31,000 from the old coun
try with which he had planned to secure
the amputation of his Injured leg.
TRIES TO CREMATE HIMSELF
Prisoner Is Besened After Having
Set Fire to Ills Bedding;, and
WATERLOO, la., Aug. 1. Special Tele
gram.) A. Gelsler attempted to cremate
himself In the city Jail today and was
angry when Mayor Martin rescued him
from the burning bedding, which was de
stroyed. He will recover.
NOT SELLING THEIR HERDS
Tlldea Farmers Who Lost Crops by
Hailstorm are Not Forced
to Raise Cash.
NORFOLK, Neb., Aug. 1. (Special.) I.
O. Westerwelt and Alvln Lowe have Just
returned from a trip through the hall
stricken territory about Tilden, where they
went for the purpose of buying live stock
from the farmers. They came home with
out an animal, however, as the husband
men of that section are in no need of ready
cash and are not forced, even by the utter
loss of this year's crop, to sell a thing.
They prefer to buy feed from adjoining
country and fatten their own herds.
Republicans Name Delegates.
WEST POINT, Neb.. Aug. 1. (Special.)
The republican county central committee
met at Bancroft and decided not to call a
county convention for the purpose of nom
inating delegates to the state and Judicial
conventions, but to name them In com
mittee. This was done and the following
named persons were selected as delegates:
To the state convention R. F. Kloke,
Christian Rupp, John Schorn, Martin Mur
ray, C. J. Weborg, D. W. Burke, J. W.
Lafferty, J. K. Baker, C. Beckenhauer, C.
W. Bass. W. F. Sinclair. C. A. Anderson.
T the Judicial convention Gust. An
derson. A. A. Peterson. William Dill, 8. S.
Hall. George Nellor, William Graunke, O.
R. Thompson, A. R. Oieson, H. L. Keefe,
B. Brooks, F. J. Buck, F. W. Kloke,
May Forfeit His Bond.
FREMONT, Neb., Aug. 1. (Sp?cla!.)
There Is still more trouble over the Schal-Icnberg-Monlch
case. Involving the posses
sion of eighty acres of land near Scrlbner.
The old man Schallenberg and his son.
Jake, are under bonds to appear before
the district court to answer to the charge
of destroying Monleh'a hay, and' Jake Is
also under bonds to keep the peace, but
It Is claimed by Monlch that some of the
Schallenberg family still persist In cutting
hay on the disputed territory. Steps have
been taken to forfeit the bond of Jake to
keep the peace, and more trouble Is ap
prehended. . .".
Two Divorce Salts Filed.
BEATRICE," Neb., Aug. 1. (Special.)
Two divorce suits were filed In district
court yesterday, the principals being among
Beatrice's best known citizens. One of the
cases Is entitled, Mrs. Cynthia Eltemlller
against J. 8. Eltemlller, and tho other Is
Mrs. Kate Fritsen against George Fritzen.
Mrs. Eltemlller Is the wife of a well
known traveling man and old resident of
this city. She charges cruelty and deser
tion. The plaintiff in the second case has
lived for years with her husband near this
city and both are well-to-do Germans. She
alleges In her petition drunkenness and
Hastlaars Grocers Organise.
HASTINGS, Neb., Aug-. 1. (Special.)
The retail grocers of this city met last
night and organised the "Hastings Retail
Grocers' association." The object Is to
promote general uniformity and to prevent
Incursions upon the local trade by peddlers.
Hereafter It la proposed thst licenses to
street vendors shall be advanced so as to
effectually keep them out. The officers
chosen for the association were: President,
T. A. McDonald; secretary, Myrdh Ab
bott; treasurer, Warren Eves; executive
board, O. M. Bishop, J. II. Splcer and My
Will Break I p Gaagr of Thieves.
BEATRICE. Neb., Aug. 1. (Special.)
An organized effort Is being made among
the officials of this locality to break up
the gang of thieves which has been oper
ating In this section of the s'ate and north
ern Kansas for the last few years. It is
said that there are more than fifty men
and women who belong to It and their
organization la so perfect that when some
members of the gang make a haul In Ne
braska they slip over across the Kansas
line, and vice versa. The fellows are
hardened criminals and stop at nothing to
accomplish their purpose.
Hand Crashed la Floor Mill.
HASTINGS. Neb., Aug. 1. (Speclal.)-Earl
Bruce met with an accident at the flour mill
here this morning In which his right hand
was crushed except the thumb. He was
feeding water-soaked crackers between the
rollers of the mill for the purpose of mak
ing chicken food. In order to facilitate
the passage of the crackers through the
machinery it was necessary to prod them
with a stick. The young man's hand
slipped along the stick until It wss caught
and drawn In by the rollers. Bruce is
about 30 years old.
Telephone Improvements at Norfolk.
NORFOLK, Neb., Aug. l.-(Speclal.)-The
Nebraska Telephone company Is preparing
to completely rebuild Its exchange in this
city. A new switchboard for ten operators,
with the central energy system. Is now In
course of construction. Norfolk Is an ex
change center for northeast Nebraska and
twelve toll tinea run out of here at present.
The Improvements wHl cost about $15,000.
COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT
Increase in Va'nation in Eeal Estate, Far
serial and Railroads,
MANY CHANGES ARE MADE BY THE BOARD
Coroner's Investigation Has Not Shed
Any Light la the Manner la
Which Cnanlngham Was
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. Aug. 1. (Special Tele
gram.) With an Increase In the taxable
valuation of the entire property of the state
of Iowa of $65,000,000, which Is one-fourth
the Increase in actual values, the state exec
utive council this evening fixed the state tax
levy for Iowa at 3 mills on the dollar. This
is a reduction of half a 'mill from last year
and the amount of money to be raised Is
substantially the same, about 32,000,000.1
The aggregate actual value of all the real
property of the state as reported by the
assessors, less exemptions. Is 11,864,364.561.
The council made no attempt to equalise
I or change the reported value of town lots,
but did equalize, as between counties, farm
lands. It accepted substantially the report
of the assessors ss being the best evidence
of the actual value of the rest property In
the state. The equalized value Is fixed by
the council at 31.S6C339.264.
The actual value of the personal prop
erty of the state aa reported by the assess
ors Is $418,865,674. This amount was not
After all deductions are made by way
of exemptions, the assessed value of both
real and personal property not assessed
by the executive council Is $578,641,624.
The actual value of the railway property
of the state as fixed by the council Is $226.
149.1S8. The assessed value as fixed by the
council Is $56,537,297.
The aggregnte actual value of the tele
graph, telephone, express, sleeping car
equipment and tnfirrurban railway property
ns fixed by the council Is $11,226,122. The
Assessed value, $2.806. 530.
The total nssessed value of the taxable
property In the state Is $637.9R5.3.
Increase Railway Valnatlon.
AS compared with last year the actual
value of the railroad property Is increased
$20,917,388. The assessed value is Increased
$5,229,347. This Includes the increased mile
age. The present assessment of farm lands and
town lots Is 15 per cent anove the assess
ment of 1901. The present assessment of
form lands alone Is 17.2 per cent above
the assessment of 1901. The present assess
ment of railroad property Is 20 per cent
above the assessment of 101, and 10.1 per
cent above the assessment of 1902.
In making the above comparison the Im
provements added to real property and the
extension of railroads are Included. No
comparison between the assessment of real
property In 1902 and 190S Is made, because
real property was not assessed In 1902, ex
cept to add new buildings.
The following Is the mileage of the sys
tems of railroad assessed and the aggre
gate assessment on each system this year:
muia eniervnie... 24 44 I
Amt? C2,lle"8 1-9
Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fe ij 7g
Chicago, Burlington &
Qulncy . 1,858.76
Chicago, Great Western.. 744.66
Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
raul 1863 83
Chlcaro, Rock Island & '
Pacific 1168 78
Chicago & Northwestern.. 1,674.34
Chicago, St. Paul, Minne
apolis A Omaha 74 64
Colfax Northern 6 00
Crooked Creek Railway
and Coal Co 17
Davenport. Rock Island A
Northwestern 3 o
Des Moines, Iowa Falls &
Des Moines t'nlon 400
Dubuque & 8ioux City.... 712 31
Iowa Central 449 66
.Jasper County Coal j m
Manchester A Oneida .... 7s
Minneapolis St. Louis.. 21167
Mnscatlne North and
Newton A Northwestern!! 21 00
Oi ia ha Brlde and Ter-
Ploux City Bridge Co!.!!!! rs6
Slonx City Stock Yards
I Ine j (5
Tabor t- Northern ....!!!!!' 8 79
T'nlon Pacific . I
1'nlon Terminal "
Wlllmar A Sioux Falls.... 7670
To,als 9.690.79 $456,637,297
The Burlington main line was assessed
last year at $12,250 and this year $13,600.
The Great Western main line last year was
$7,000, and this year $7,750. The Milwaukee
changed from $5,600 to $10,000 on the Coun
cil Bluffs division. The Northwestern main
line changed from $13,600 to $14,500. The
Rock Island changed from $11,280 to $11,750
on the main line. The Dubuque A Sioux
City, or Illinois Central, changed from
$7,600 to $8,000. The change on the Union
Pacific was $16,800 In the aggregate. There
was no change on the Omaha Bridge A
Real Estate Assessment.
The state executive council made no
change In the returned assessment on town
lots nor on personal property, but gave a
general shaking up to the real estate as
sessments. Every county but seven was
changed as to real estate assessments, end
an aggregate of about $2,000,000 was added
to the real estate valuations of the state by
this process. The following table shows the
changes that were made, giving the In
crease or decrease In real estste valuations
In percentages and the value per acre on
the property as equalized by the board:
Beal Estate Equalisation.
... 82 04
M 45 77
03 46. 1
07 M M
01 38 17
06 32 64
06 32 30
OS 43. hO
01 43 61
01 47 30
.02 48 (
.02 37 31
.O'i 42 36
.08 39 89
1 Dea Moines .
I Dickinson ...
Quick . Money . Raising
Is the result of the great snle, started a week or so ago. That'
just what we must have the money even if we only get half
the value of the gooils and the sale will be continued this week.
100,000 Rolls of Wall Paper to
Go During this Sale at Off
Regular , Price
Twin City Paints are included in this sale at ?1.00 per gallon.
Other Paints in Same Proportion.
Art Goods and Picture Frames at-1-3 Off Former Price.
Everything in these department's included in this sale. Pic
ture Frames, 1,000 styles. Pictures by, the thousands, nil at the
ONE-TIIIItD OFF PUICE.
. All framing orders left before August 8 will be filled at a
discount of 33 1-3 per cent. Visitors welcome.
irv Iran fr w m - j trmm r epn
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O Brlen 09
Van Huren 06
lavestlgatlna; Csnnlsghssi Case.
The . coroner Is making an Investigation
Into the Cunningham case and as to the
cause of his mysterious death and the
connection of Noye'r and Newburn. A Jury
has been empaneled and testimony will be
taken tomorrow! Nothing has been ad
duced thus far to shed light on the acci
dent or the crime. The cases against tne
twn men were continued until next week,
pending the investigation by the coroner.
Knm trouble arose over the disposition
of the body. It woa claimed by Mrs. Cun
ningham, but because of the fact that the
couple had been separated some time the
coroner refused to turn It over to her,
hut ve It Into possession of Cunning
ham's brother, who will take It to Orand
nivor for burial. Mrs. Cunningham sought i
a writ of recovery, but did not get it. i
Dates for th Encampments. J
Mineral Bvers has revised the dates for
the encampments of the Iowa National
Guard. The dates as fixed now are as ,
follows; Plftv-third. August 13; Fifty-
ixth. Rentember 3: Fifty-fourth. Septem-
ber 11. The places have not as yet been (
selected, but General liyers win go to .
Eloux City next week and probably cloae
a contract for the Fifty-sixth to camp
there, as the Bloux city people are anxious
for thl. The Fifty-third will probably
camp at Cedar Falls, though that has not
been fixed definitely. The Fifty-fifth regt- '.
ment, which is located in southwestern .
Iowa, will not have a camp in this state. I
as It la the regiment selected to go to Fort
Riley for the fall maneuvers.
Express Case Concluded.
Juries J. W. Willett. of Tama county.
was In the city this week and completed
th naners for the appeal to the United
States court of the American Express com
pany, case from Tama county, involving
the right to atop shipments of liquor C. O.
D. Into the state.
Lewis Smith Appeals.
iwIm Smith, colored, has appealed to
the Iowa supreme court from the fifteen
year sentence imposed on him by Judge
Thornell at Avoca on account of the mur
der of Charles Edwards, colored, during
the. Avoca fair in September last. Bmun
and Edwards were much together and be
came embroiled In a quarrel with a man
known as "Black Jasper" over the Utter s
wife and other women. Kawaras was snoi
i th. henri and killed. Smith claimed it
was done by 'Black Jasper." but the evi
dence was strong against him and he re
ceived the sentence named.
Eajolued Oae' Assessmeat.
a,. i. officials were today served with no-
i. r an tnlunction Issued by Judge San
born at St. Paul to prevent the state ex
ecutive council from ceriuying me
n.nt of the new branch of the Milwaukee
railroad In southeastern Iowa from Mus
catine to Ottumwa. The council nas Deen
in a quandary as to whether or not to
...... thu road. It Is not yet In operation
and during all of last year was being con
structed. They and the owners oi mo
,n.rf.iiMlra that the courts shall decide
just when a right of way ceases to be
such and becomes legany a ranrunu uU
subject to assessment and taxation as rail
Ia Oae ! larle Bass's Libraries.
HARVARD. Neb.. Aug. 1. (Speclal.)
Ida Bengston. a resident of this city and
a gradual, from the state university last
June, departed for Washington. D. C, on
Wednesday, where she has a position In
the llbrsry of the United Btates geological
survey. Miss Bengston has had consider
able experience in caring for the different
libraries connected with the university and
state Institutions, and Is In every way
qualified for this new position.
Marlarages la Gas Coaaty.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Aug. 1. (8pecial.)
Followlng Is th mortgage report for Gage
county for the month of July: Number
of farm mortgage filed, 18; amount, 2,731
and Fourth St., Council Bluffs.
Number of farm mortgages released, 26;
nmount, 347,633. Number of city mortgage
filed, 21; amount, 316,046; number of city
mortgages released, 20; amount, 39,268.
Csmpslgs Opens la Several Counties
with Harmony and Every
Promise of Victory,
WATNE. Neb., Aug. 1. (Special Tele
gram.) The republicans of Wayne county
met. In . convention here this afternoon,
with J. D. King as chairman and William
Krcldler and Fred Phllleo as secretaries.
The following candidates for county offices
wero nominated: For clerk, Charles S.
Beebe; for treasurer, Joe Jones of Carroll;
for sheriff, Grant S. Mears of Wayne; for
judge, E. Hunter of Wayne; for superin
tendent of public instruction, C. H. Bright
of Wayne; for clerk of the district court.
Otto P. Kupl of Hoskins; for coroner. Dr.
J. J. Williams of Wayne; for surveyor.
Root J. Jones of Carroll; for county as
sessor, August Wittier of Wayne. The ad
ministration of President Roosevelt and of
Governor Mickey were endorsed, as was
the candidacy of It. 1L Bines for supreme
judge. T. M. Gregg, representative of this
city In the last legislature, was also en
dorsed. Harmony prevailed and th full
ticket is expected to be elected.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb., Aug. 1. (Special
Telegram.) The republicans held one of
th hottest primaries ever known in this
city today. The fight was between J. B.
Hoagland and Judge H. M. Grimes for the
delegates to the county convention for the
nomination for district judge. J. 8. Hoag
land made a clean victory In two out of
three wards where the delegations were
Instructed for him. In the other ward the
delegation is divided. Hoagland will re
ceive seventeen out of the twenty-Hv
votes from this city. Judge Grimes Is a
candidate for nomination for a third term.
There will be a hot fight next Saturday In
the county convention for the delegation
from this county to the judicial convention.
PALISADE, Neb., Aug. -(Special Tele
gram.) The Hayes county republican con
vention was held today. Judge Orr wa
permitted to name the delegates to the
judicial convention at McCook on Septem
ber 17. The following were selected: I. O.
Smith. J. W. Gull. J. W. Detty. J. H.
Chrlstner. The following are the state
delegates: S. C. Franklin, R. Mentllng,
O. W. Smith and R. P. Chaae. The follow
ing county ticket was nominated: For
county clerk, M. J. Passon; for treasurer,
James Alexander; for sheriff, George Long;
for assessor, I. P. Smith; for superintend
ent, A. E. Eubank; for Judge, Ed Loomla;
for surveyor, H. B. Snyder; for coroner,
Mr. Bostock. Resolutions were adopted
endorsing the administration of President
Roosevelt. A more harmonious convention
has never been held in this county and the
election of the entire ticket is assured.
Leaves Wlthoat Paylas.
NEBRASKA CITT. Neb.. Aug. l.-(Speclal
Telegram.) E. Worden, a man who cam
to this city several weeks ago and pur
chased a large amount of goods from local
merchants on credit left In the middle of
the night without settling his accounts.
Democrats Call a Coavealloa.
WEST POINT. Neb., Aug. t (Special.)
The democrats of this county havs called a
convention for the purpose of electing dele
gstes to their state and judicial conventions
on August 20.
Hid la Deserted Mines.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Aug. 1. A special
to the Bee from Folsom says that most of
the escaped convicts ore believed to be still
In the Webber creek bottoms among the
deserted mining shaft and tunnels which
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In the Book of Fate
there Is nothing that plnys a more lm;. rt
ar.t part than good and reliable drugs tw.d
medicines. If your life line is long there
Ere times when n break comes that pure,
fresh drugs tins been tho agent that again
united It. We handle everything In tho
pharmacopla, and all of our drugs are pure,
fresh and efficient. Hi lug your physician's
prescriptions to us when you would have
them filled to the letter.
THE BRONSON DRUG GO, v
10 Broadway - COUNCIL BLUFFS.
The Luxury of a Hot Bath
The Bleep inciter, the roster of tlrsd
nerves, is yours at small cost if you con'',t'
Bult and employ us to install a prnctlc-
ally instantaneous hot water heater In
your home. Want to know motto about
It? We are yours to command. If we
do it, it's done right
J. C. Bixby & Son
303 Main ft 103 Pearl Sts.. Council Bluffs, la.
A Safe, Painless, Permanent Cure OOilAHTIIB.
80 years' experlenoe. No money accepted until
patient is well. OONbULTAYION and val
uable B60K Fa, by mall or at offloe.
OR. C M. COE, 915 Walnut St, Koiuvu City. Mo.
DOOR SHUT FOR SIX K EARS
Bnuia Deolarei Foreigner! Must Keep Oat
of Manohuria for the Present
EXTENSIVE FORTIFICATIONS PLANNED
Thlrty-Flv Mile of Modera Ram
part Are to Connect Dalay and '
Port Arthar a ad Protect
BERLIN, Aug. L A dispatch from St
Petersburg to the Cologne Gazette saysA
the Russian authorities are reported to
have notified the government at Peking
that Russia will prohibit foreigners from
staving in Manchuria at present, but that
six uars hence, when Russia has restored
quiet and order in Manchuria, the country
will be opened to foreigners for free com
merce. PEKING, Aug. 1. Advices from Port Ar
thur say the Russian government, as Ye ,
ault of recommendations made by the re
cent military conference, ha appropriated'
36.600,000 for additional fortifications, par
ticularly for th protection of Dalny.
A continuous line of fortifications from
Port Arthur to Dalny, thlrty-ftv ml es
along th coast is proposed.
MILLINERY FOR THE HORSES
Part Ha at Last Caaght th Fad Of
PtettaT Horses front
(Copyright. 190J, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Aug. 1 (New Tork World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Paris horses,
through the Instrumentality of the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to- Anlmajs,
have adopted the fashion of wearing straw
hat to shade them from the sun. Various
device have been tried, even llttls para
sols attached to th harness, to keep th
gtar from th horses' eyes, hut the latest
agony Is the ornamental hat Some are
trimmed a If Intended for a coquettish
miss. In red, blue or yellow bows or other
gay decorations, for when It comes to mil
linery th French capital demands that
even four-footed wearer must be chlo.
RULERS TO ATTEND WEDDING
Caloa of Prlaee Aadrew of Oreaeo aad
Prli. A lie of Batteaberg
DARMSTADT, Hesse, Aug-. 1. A great
gathering of sovereigns Is expected on th
occasion of th wedding of Prince Andrew
of Greece to Princess Alice of BatUnberg.
The csar. Emperor William. King Ed
ward, King Christian of Denmark and Kin
George of Greece hv already prompted e
Kill Sharpshooter aad Get Camel.
ALGIERS. Algeria, Aug. I A body of
about 600 Moors, of th Beraber tribe, re
cently attacked a French fore of fifty
native sharpshooters who were guarding l&o
camels at Sldlel Jady. A brisk fight fol
lowed. Th Beraber lost heavily, but they
killed ten or in sharpshooter and
French corporal and carried off all
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