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THE OMAIIA DAILY HEE- SUNDAY, DECEMBER fi. 100.1.
DAK UP 'PIIOXE FOR TIME
XndtpmcUntf Ges Ko Praisot Pro:pect of
Gsttioj Into thi Bluffs,
MAY GO BEFORE THE VOTERS IN MARCH
Caafereaee of Manager of l iar la
lhtrfitra Iowa liaable to
Rftrk a OeMnlte ronln
aloa oa Problem.
"How can we persuade the people of
Council niufTn to allow 10.000 telephone sub
scribers In southwestern Iowa to talk with
them," was the subject aranged for discus
sion and possible solution at the annual
meeting of the Western Iowa Independent
Telephone association helil at the (Irani
hotel yesterday. The question, however,
proved more or less of a conundrum to the
members present and If ihoy succeeded In
solving It before the meeting adjourned
they failed to make It public.
Tt has been expected that several of the
promoters of the local Independent tele
phone companies would have been present
at the meeting and given the association
some assistance In solving the problem of
how to get Into Council Bluffs, but Instead
they religiously stayed away and left the
association to combat the quentlon alone.
That tho question was one which the as
sociation did not quite see Its way to solve
was evidenced by the fact that the news
paper men, when they put In an appear
ance, were called upon to give their views
of the local situation, to which Invitation
they responded, and It was soon evident
that tho members of the association had
learned something of which before they
were 'inaware. .
Aa a result of the discussion, which was
mora or less Informal, the association prac
tically decided that It was useless making
any further move to establish an Independ
ent telephone system In Council Bluffs
during the regime of the present city coun
cil, but that It would be best to wait until
the city election next spring, when the
question could be made an Issue In the
May larnore the Council.
The sentiment of the meeting appeared
to be tn favor of going direct before the
citizens of Council Bluffs with a proposi
tion for a franchise of an Independent telephone-line
to connect with the Independent
companies now operating In this section of
the state without first asking the leave of
the city council. It was shown that the
law provides that a special election for
such a purpose ran be called by the mayor
without the sanction of the city council,
on a petition signed by the requisite num
ber of voters. This, It Is believed, will
be the course followed next spring when a
franchise for an independent telephone line
In this city . Is sought. During the discus
sion It was stated that this was the manner
In which after two years' fight the Inde
pendent companies had finally secured an
entrance Into Bloux City a few months
Figures were presented to show that the
bustneas men of Council Bluffs, especially
wholesale firms, were losing buslnea right
along by not having in telephone connec
tion with the rural and Independent lines
now In operation In this section of the
state. According to the figures submitted
by the secretary of the association there
were In the counties adjacent to Council
Bluffs subscribers to Independent 'phone
systems as follows:
Pottawattamie County Carson. SO0; Oak
land, X3; Hancock, 100; Avoca, 300; Walnut,
150; Mlnden, 60.
Shelby County Harlan, BOO, Portsmouth.
75; Shelby. 200; Panama, So; rertence, 70;
Karllng, 60; Westphalia, 10; Klrkman, 60;
Irwin. 84; Corley, 10.
Audubon County Audubon, 400; Manning,
SM; Extra, 244; Gray, 86.
Harrison County Dunlap. 200; Woodbine.
876; Logan. 426; Missouri Valley, 600; Mo
dle, 76; Mondamin, 76.
It was unanimously decided to call the
organisation the Southwestern Instead of
the Western Iowa Independent Telephone
association, and the officers elected for the
ensuing year were as follows: President,
H. A. Klnrey, Woodhine; vice president,'
P. C. Holdoegel, Rockwell City; secretary.
J. F. Olenn, Denlson; treasurer, A.. T.
Whittle, Harlan; executive committee, 11.
W. Cutshall, Shelby; W. B. Swaney, Au
dubon; M. A. Reed, Woodbine; R. E.
Among those present were the following
representatives of Independent lines In this
section of the state: II. A. Kinney, M. A.
Reed, Woodbine Telephone company! J. F.
Olenn, Crawford county Teleph6ne. com
pany: W. B. Bwaney, Audubon County
Telephone company; A. T. Whittle, K. E.
Piper, Harlan-Avoca Telephone company;
P. C. Hqldoegel. Central Union Mutual
Telephone company, Rockwell City; H. W.
Cutshall, C. R. Benedict, Shelby Independ
ent Telephone company. From Nebraska,
A. M. Munn of the Nebraska Ctty Tele
phono company, and H. Herndon of the
Ashland Telephone company were In at
tendance, besldea a number of represents
Uvea of supply houses.
Hafer sells lumber. Catch the Idea?
'. Rnaday Services.
Tnere will be no services today In St.
Paul's Episcopal church, but the congre
gation Is invited to sttend the Elks' me
morial services In the New theater, at 10:30
a. m., at which the choir of the church will
furnish the music
At Grace Episcopal church there will be
holy communion and sermon by the rector.
Rev. T. J. Brookes,, at 11 a. m.., vesper ser
vices and baptism at 4 p. m., Bu inlay school
at :4S a. m. ,
At tho First Christian church this morn-
The Acorn Heater
IS A FUEL SAVER
.In buyiutt a stove fur this winter
you should Ix'iir in in I ml the rust
vt coal and learn the economy of
the parlor and kitchen stoves and
ranges we offer for your Iuhmh
lion and pun-huso. 'iliee stoves
bear ermuriHon with any tiinde
In the matter of coal Having get
all the heat out of the fuel, to suy
nothing of their apiai-ance and
We sell stores aud ranges on
easy payment aud ut low prices.
8e our great line of holiday furni
ture, cariiet. rugs, curtalus, etc.,
all on easy payuisut.
D. W. KELLER,
Phone L6U 407 Broadway
rOSSl'LT THE KUO OF AM.
CLAIRVOYANTS AND PALMISTS.
pr or. it i no
SOS roarth St, Coaacll Blags, la
(Cor. 4th ftt. sad Willow Ave.)
Haaaaea ariooa (or a tow aars
loasrosv iJtatoa HOm. Oestltasa-41.
aii KEjirU:Ubrciva4a A&d mifUrnflal
Ing at 11 o'clock there wlirte a special ser
vice In honor of the Christian., Women's
Bonrd of Missions, with address by the
pastor. Rev. W. B. Clemmer. and a spe
cial program of music. At the evening
service at 7:30 o'clock the pastor will de
liver an address on "That Boy, and Some
Others." Sunday school will be at 9:45
a tn., and Christian Kndeavor meeting at
:) p. m.
Rev. Harvey Hosteller, pastor of the
Second Presbyterian church, will preach
this morning on "Experience and Truth."
In the evening his address will be Illus
trated by stereoptlcon views.
At the Latter Day Saints' church, Elder
Charles Fry of Omaha will conduct a sacra
mental service at 10:30 a. m., and will
preach In the evening at 7:30 o'clock. Bun
day school will be at noon, and the regular
social service Wednesday evening at 7:30
The First Church of Christ (Scientist)
will hold services this morning In the Sapp
building at 11 o'clock, when the subject I
of, the leason will be "Ood, the Preserver
of Man." Sunday school will be held at
the close of the services. The regular mid
week testimonial meeting will be held on
Wednesday evening at o'clock. '
The 8econd Church of Christ (Scientist)
will hold services this morning In. the Mer
rlam block at 10:46 o'clock, when the sub
ject of the lesson will be "Ood, the Pre
server of Man." Sunday school will be at
the close of these services. The mid-week
testimonial meeting will be Wednesday
evening at 7:46 o'clock.
The pulpit of the First Congregational
church will be occupied today by Rev. and
Mrs. I,. P. Broad of Boston, In the Inter
ests of the national benevolent societies
of tho denomination.
At Trinity Methodist church there will be
preaching services at 11 a. m., and at 7:31
p. m. At the morning service the pastor,
Rev. A. E. Burrlff, will take as the sub
ject of his sermon, "Wings," and at the
evening service his theme will be "A Pres
ent Salvation." In the morning the sacra
ment of the Lord's supper will be admin
istered. Sunday school will be held at 10 a.
m.. Junior Kpworth league at 3 p. m. and
Senior Epworth league at 6:30 p. m.
Plumbing and heating. Blxby A Son.
ELKS' MEMORIAL SERVICES
Exceptional Program of Manic and
Addresses Prepared for the1
This will be the program at the annual
memorial services of the Council Bluffs
lodge of Elks, to be held this morning at
10:30 o'clock. In the New theater:
Opening Exercises Ritual
Anthem Jerusalem the Golden
St. Paul's Choir. ,
Oi' -at Ruler of the universe
All seeing and benign.
Look down upon and bless our work
And be all glory Thine;
Oh! hear our prayers for the honored dead.
While bearing In our minds,
The memories graven on each heart
For "Auld Iang Syne."
Rev. J. G. Lemen.
Vocal Duet Sun of My Soul
Mrs. Sherman and Mrs. Mullls.
Hon. 8. B. Wadsworth.
Vocal Solo There is a Light Mine Eye
Hon. John L. Webster.
Te Deum In ('
St. Paul's Choir.
Closing Ceremonies Ritual
Victor E. Bender, exalted ruler of the
lodge, will preside and will be assisted In
the ritual exercises by the following officers
of the lodge: Esteemed leading knight, H.
A. Shearle; esteemed loyal knight, W. 11.
Town: esteemed lecturing knight. Thomas
G. Green; secretary, K. A. Troutman;
treasurer. M. C. Van Deveer; esquire. Gall
W. Hamilton; tyler, N. E. Tyrrel. chap
lain, W. N. Clifford; Inner guard, J. D.
Evans; organist, C. P. Lewis; trustees,
II. H. Vsn Brunt, A. T. Elwell, Theo. N.
The members of the lodge will meet at
the club house at 10 a. m. and from there
march In a body to the theater. The pub
Ho is cordially Invited to attend these
T. Plumbing Co., Tel. SO. Night. F-W7.
Preliminary to City Campaign.
A number of leading republicans met last
evening at the office of J. J. Hess, chair
- a-- 2
-J aCqUO m latl
A Clever Thing
Is to take a look at the fine Hue of TAITORED
SU1TH AND SKIRTS at our store before the
holiday times are upon us. This gives you time
to select from the best patterns before they are
picked over. Our line will certainly please you
ii) every way, both as to style and merit. You
will find our
Millinery Stock Always Up-to-Date
Anna H. Moore,
339-341 Broadway, Council lUuffs.
man of the ctty , central committee, and
discussed the outlook for the city election
next spring. Tho meeting was purely In
formal and preliminary to a bigger meet
ing to be called In a few weeks by. the
city chairman, at which time It Is said
candidates for the leading offices will be
practically decided upon.
BROOKS REED COMMISSIONER
Commercial lab Finally Fills Posi
tion Made Vacant by Loomls
At the regular weekly meeting of the
executive committee of the Commercial club
yesterday, W. Brooks Reed was appointed
secretsry of the club and will assume his
position December 10. Mr. Reed will prac
tically fill the position of commissioner,
formerly held by W. W. Loomls, and that
of Miss Bartlett, who since the retirement
of Mr. Loomls, has been acting as secre
tary of the club. Mr. Reed, It is believed,
will prove a most valuable acquisition for
the Commercial club.
The committee discussed and decided to
lend Its assistance In securing a franchise
for the Council Bluffs, Tabor Westcvn
Electric railroad, which Is reeking an en
trance Into this city. The committee was
Informed that ffie rallroau would submit
an ordinance granting it a franchise at the
meeting of the city council Monday night.
The committee is issuing Invitations to
the state senators and representatives from
the western part of the state to meet with
the Commercial club on January 4, and be
Is guests at a banquet to be served In the
Grand hotel. '
Winners la Grandma Contest.
DrLong's grandma voting contest, which
closed last night, resulted as follows:
Mrs. O. Talbott, flrst prise. .. .SI, 8X11
Mrs. John Under, second iflt,23
Mrs. Charles Nicholson, third . . M.I MS
The next nearest were: Mrs. N. W.
Williams. 13,093; Mrs. John Rogers, 12,087;
Mrs. W. 8. Mayne, 9.724; Mrs. Charles
Lunkley, 8,638. .
Opens Monday, December 7, In the Rink
building, corner Fifth avenue and Pearl.
Ladles will serve dinner snd supper, be
ginning Tuesday with a chlrken dinner.
Public Is Invited.
Real Katale Transfers,
These transfers were filed yesterday in
the abstract, title and loan office of Squire
St. Annls, 101 Pearl street:
Louie H. C. Kracht to Agatha Roth,
lot 3, Schlcketanx' stibdlv., and lot
1. block S, Curtis & Ramsey's add.,
w. d 1
John F. Wilcox and wife to Henry L.
Morehouse, lots 6 and 6, in J. F.
Wilcox's subdlv., w. d 1,493
Chris Wulff and wife to Fred C.
Knott, ne4 sw4 10-76-41. w. d 2.500
Emmet Tinley nnd wife to C. F. Nu
gent, lot 8. block 16, Bayllss &
Palmer's add., w. d 100
Four transfers, total $ 4.0W
Davis sells drugs.
Leffert's glasses fit.
Stockert sells carpets.
A store for men "Beno's."
Celebrated Mets beer on tap. Neumayer.
Diamond betrothal rings at Leffert's, 401
14-K and 18-K wedding rings at Leffert's,
Picture framing. C. E. Alexander A Co.,
333 Broadway. Tel. 3G6.
The Lady Maccabees will meet Tuesday
afternoon at the usual time and place for
election of officers and Initiation of candi
dates. A marriage license van Issued yesterdny
to John Wakehouse of this city, aged 22,
and Utile Wlthem of Mondamin, la., aged
For rent, office room ground floor; one
of the most central locations in the busi
ness portion of the city. Apply to The lies
Patrolman A. Lorensen, who has been
on the sick list for some time, has nut
flclently recovered to be able to resume
his beat yesterday.
There will be a Frieda I meeting of Coun
ell Bluffs aerie of Eagles this afterno'in
at 2 o'clock to take action on the death
of Eugene Gallagher.
Dr. A. V. Ktennenson has returned Iron
Chicago and will resume the practlco of his
profession nere until next spring, wnen ne
expects 10 return to Wyoming.
The regular meeting of the Knights and
Ladles of Becurlty will be held Tuesday
evening in the Merrlam block. Following
the initiation of candidates refreshments
will be served.
The remains of Henry Panor. the East
Des Moines merchant, who was found dead
In his bed at the Kiel hotel Friday morn
ing, were taken to Des Moines last even
Ing by his two sons.
Hawkeye lodge. Independent Order of
vaa reiiows, nai eiccieu me uiui-rrn.
(Continued on Ninth Page.)
Watches for men, ranging from
$15.00 to $350.00.
Watches for ladies, ranging from
$5.00 to $150.00.
A wonderful assortment of fine
Diamond and Gold Jewelry in the
highest perfection of the gold
worker's art. We have thousand
of pretty articles for Christmaa
gifts at amaziugly low prices.
IT PAYS TO LOOK AT
9 a-r 27 Maiti street.
S Geo. Gernerjr., Manager
27 Main Street.
ii iii..ii-ri iiisMXinfi i i riii nt m
CAN UNDERSELL LK
to build up our immense trade,
We have the fmest line
and presions stones to bo fouAd Ts
the state, and In selecting a Christ
mas present you should not fall to
look at the bargains we 'are offering
In Diamond Rings, Studs, Brooches,
Pins, Pndaata, Cuff Links and Em
1-k Perfeot Wnria Stcoe, set hi plain
14k' latest Tiffany 77
l-2k Perfect Whit Stone, set in CCA
3-4k Perteut White Stone, set in Cft?
plain latest Tiffany mounting... .r"
Ik Perfect White Stone, set in Cf C
plain latest Tiffany mounting.... "'
lfe k Perfect White Stone, set Tn CfTR
plain latest Tiffany mounting...
2-k Perfect White Btone, sex in
latest rlein Tiffany mounting
BLiUf-Whl 1 Bl nr
AND QUALITY, AT A BFH- 4
RUBY RINGS FROM M8.H to M
EMERALD RINGS FROM..t.M to 7I
PEARL RINGS FROM.... 11.60 TO 4
i ia u Ann rruvu w -
Ws have the best equipped optical department in the state of Iowa. Glasses fitted by latest Unproved and scienttnc methods. Our glasses ars
worn and recommended by the best people In this vicinity. We exam lne your sysc free of charge.
11 K ARB DETERMINED tr snake this CJhrlatnaa mm a. regard kreakw. " Pre ST roes" la eat wstekwerd. To peosreons, vro nsean
make tho nrtcea nasi give ths valltlea that will prove irroslstafclo te praaest Bayers. II star 1st tho trl-tee earn snoot am nrteee,
mm sarins; thta combined Christmas and Thnnkaarlvtns; weak sale wo will ask It worth year wkllt to aaae (rasa nolle aronma to da
holiday parohasfrasT. Vlsl tors and paeehmssrs enaallr wwleosaa. All artsolas parchasod aow will ho laid sway aw HI wanes S.
SI.50 School Shoes
That Will Wear
AH solid the best oak soles
and box calf uppers. The beet
on earth for the price, at
LOOK FOE THE BRAIL
CLEANING AND" DYEING
Ladles' and Gentlemen's Clothing Cleaned,
Dved, Pressed and Repaired; also Dry
Cleaning. No- shrinkage or rubbing off
guaranteed. Work done on short notice.
COUNCIL BLUFFS STEAM DYE WORKS
1017 West Broadway.
TWENTIETH CENTURY FARMER
Voir Ou Dollar a Year.
TWENTIETH CENTURY FARMER
Writs for a Sam pis Copy.
LATEST LAUNDRY METHODS
are used in this up-to-date laundry. The finest modern machinery for
laundry work, the beat skilled help and pure soft water and pure soap
is a combination that makes our laundry work so perfect and so satis
factory to our customers. Bring na your bundle and be assured of the
lest there is in laundry work. Special rates on family washing.
BLUFF CITY LAUNDRY
Telephone 314 22-24. North Main Street
TIiq uos.ion to Soluo is
Uhore to Buy Joivolry
You will have no trouble if von visit our store and lookf)ver our
immense line. We will make holiday shopping easy for you. You
can rest contented that everything we carry is just as represented.
We carry the largest stock in the city and are prepared to fill every
order to perfection. Our record stands back of us that NO ONE
Everything we offer has genuine merit to it and this fact has helped us
WE MAKE A SPECIAL E1TOKT TO FILL ALL MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY.
Solid Cold Jowolry
Hers is sn endless assortment, with
hundreds of designs In each article.
No matter what you may wish for,
you will find It her tn mora designs
and better selections than elsewhere.
We want you to call and see for your
self the real merit of this display and
the low prices now prevailing during
this Christmas season.
LADIES' WATCH CHAISt
MESH'S WATCH CHAINS
BAIT CHAIa AID LOCKBTs
CHILDREN'S RMSS '
BAND RIWQS BRACELETS.
BARRINGS BABT RINGS
BROOCHES STICK PTNS
Wo tuurs over three hunaied designs
U SOLID PLAIN GOLD RIKOS. and
rings, brooohas, pins, eto., sat with
diamonds and precious stomas. We
hava everything tho faetorta mate,
ONE OF THE MOST SENSATIONAL SALES OF THE YEAR
The entire stock of the Novelty Bargain Store, consisting of Dry Goods, Cloaks,
Skirts, Silk, Satin, BrilHantius and Flannel Waists, Wrappers, Millin
ery, Shoes and Overcoats, Men's and Boys' Clothing, Hats, Caps, Trunks
and Valises, is offered to the public without reserve, and without consideration of
previous cost or value. Evory dollar's worth of goods in the store must and will bV
sold at once. s ' '"
PRICE IS THE MIGHTY LEVER
Tbnt we have employed to move It, the most phenomenal values ever offered in Council Bluffs. This is a money
navinj; opiKHt unity for the people of Council Bluffs and vicinity that does not often occur, and may never occur
again. The uioHt determined slaughter of merchandise ever attempted lu this city; space here is too limited to
Follow the crowd snd see what you can get for a little money.
THE NOVELTY BARGAIN STORE
17 and 19 Main Street
t, CouaoU batata.
A Merry Christmas
it is to those who have a spick and span
new bath room lu which to prepare for
the pleasures of the day. Consult us as
to the best plan for your floor space, and
we will tit you out with a bath room of
which you will be proud, without much
strain on your pocketbook. If we do
It, It's done right.
J. C. Bixby & Son.
203 Main Street and 208 Pearl Street.
Tel 183, . Council Bluffs, Xowa
We have from the most Inexpensive
article to the most elaborate work of
art. The prices of these goods bare
placed them within tho reach of all.
We call special attention to the sev
eral new patterns, such as tho
'Raphlet," tho "Lilly," the "Five
newer," ths "Slg Flower," tho "Fron
tenae," tho "Nuremberg," eta., whloh
are tho most stylish sad most beauti-
Etra Heavy Sterling BUver (000
IndfvlduafrSuar "Shells! ' " Individual
Spoons, Olive Spoons, Bon-Bon
A beantlfui line of Teaspoons, extra
heavy sterling silvor, A JK
vp from. JZ'Li
Eltra Heavy Sterling Silver If) AA
Dessert Spoons, per set IVtUU
Knives and Forks, extm fceavy star.
ALL OfJARANTDsm EXTRA
HKATT ITBIUM sULTBR.
tui patterns, a&a at most moasrats
A SENSATIONAL SALE OF
Oar Watch Department Is one of our
Strongest special ties. Ws sell ths
eholces and most correct styles and
the highest grade movements, Ws
, carry from ths plain silvor and nickel
watch, at vary low prioes, up to the
moos expensive solid, gold, diamond
sot ease. Watohea In great variety
sad at prloes to fit awry parse.
Men s UK soud gold, bunting or open
r.ifnn or waitnam
14-k solid gold, extra heavy ease.
or vvaitriam move
14k gold filled 28-year case. Elgin' or
14k gold filled aVyoar ease,
Ladles' gold filled, open faoe or hunt
ing case (warranted 26 years). Chate
laine Watch, Elgin or ?f en
Waltham movement ",'JU
Ladles' solid gold,open faoe or hunt
ing ease waton, Elgin or "1 Rll
ana ass v
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Thounanaa of people will
taatlfy to ta up!ilr1ty.
th . low-down nr-prof
antl-cllnker arate. ' bot
' blaat llolnga and ona-placa
. air-lisht bottom are point '
that ara worth your con
sideration. Let u show It
Wa also Mil the ROY A I,
RED CROSS. The flnnt
parlor hnatar on the mar
ket and a full Una of othar
stoves and ranges.
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