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S S T T "a T T f
PURCHASE OF WATER WORKS
Harl & Tiale EipreM Opinion that the
Bchem it Pntotietble.
ORDINANCE PASSCD TO SECOND READING
'M'ater Company Olrea to geptember
1 to Answer tho Connnlea
tloa ot the Special
At the meeting of the city council Mon
day evening an ordinance waa Introduced
and passed to Ita second reading providing
Tor the purchase of tho city water work.
The Introduction of the ordinance waa pre
ceded by a lone; communication from
Special Attorney! Harl and Tlnley detailing
the plan by which the water worka could
be acquired. Numerous authorities were
cited, showing the rights of the city In the
premises, and the different constitutional
phases of the question. The general trend
of the oplnljn of the special council was
that the city could legitimately acquire the
Councjjmen Weaver, Molony and You.v
kermart were appointed a special committee
ia ascertain the cost of publishing the
communication ot Messrs Harl and Tlnley
and repot t at the next meeting of the coun
cil, Monday, August T.
Tho water company was given until Scp
tcmber 1 to answer the communication,
which Is p answer to one the water conr
pany had previously submitted to tho coun
cil on the question.
Tabulated bids were submitted by the
city engineer for cement walks as follows:
Nels Jensen, for four-Inch, $13.30; flve
'nch, $13.20, cash, and same on certificate
Hlsloy Br1M company, fortr-lnch. $1,150;
five-Inch. I1H.H0. cash; four-Inch, $15.75; five
Inch, $lrt m. certificate plan.
K. A. WWkham, four-Inch. tlSOO; nve-lnch,
JH ?5. cash: $13.63 four-Inch and $14.90. cer
A resolution was adopted granting to the
Shugart & Cureen Seed company an awning
over the eldewalk fourteen feet in width
on tho north side of Tenth avenue, be
tween Sixth and Seventh street, for the
purpose of building a platform for trading
, The fire and light committee recommended
that condemnation proceedings be taken
' nglnet tho building at 515 and 614 Pearl
street, .nd against the St. Joseph barn,
north" of the Catholic church, and that the
build) iigs be condemned and taken don.
VI. i repnit of tii committee was adoptrd.
An ordinance was paused prohibiting the
removal of further dirt from along the
Indian creek ridge.
Violated the Game Laws.
In Justice Gardner's court Monday after
noon John Hlwlg pleaded guilty to shoot
I'.ig wild duck out of season and was fined
$10 and tosts.
Ionsrd r.loedoll and Sam Jones pleaded
i.lltyito seining at Courtland Heach.
Bin -d-:j , pi. i Sped $5 and costs, which he
rH., J-vjev. who Is regard(d as daft, was
dlhrr?ed tnS thi
the case agulnst him dls-
J'.Vvj Mlatritt Coort . Notes.
AfcV X't-lfuimtr has brought suit for di
vorce , .1 on. l.rr Blouse, William H. Shel
ame, and ik for the custody of their
1 minor wm and such other relief as she may
mey be entitle to In the premises. Suit Is
brought foi alleged desertion. The couple
were married In Mlnden. Neb. In 1K84 and
tliey have lived In Council Bluffs since 1900.
nal Estate Transfers.
One transfer was reported to The flee
July .11 by the Title Guaranty and Trust
company of Council Bluffs as follows:
The Interstate Realty company to Ida
H. Kuhn, lots 8 and 9, block 6, Evans'
second Bridge addition, w d 25
Fatally Injured by Dynamite.
HULI, la., July il. (Special.) While try
ing to remove rock from a well by the use
of dynamite Otto Stensvad was killed and
DEPARTMENT OF TUB INTERIOR,
.United States Geological Survey. Reda
ction Service. Washington. L). C. July 12,
'lift. MenlMt rtmnniali will be received At
Lie omce ot me supervising engineer.
. . r r. ... . . . . . . . .
V'nlted States Reclamation Service, Cham
ber cf Commerce bulldlns, Denver, Colo.,
until I o'clock p. m., August 16, 1806, and
thereafter opened, for the construction of
the Pathfinder dam and auxiliary works, at
a point about 60 miles southwest ot Cas
per, Wyo., to impound the How of North
Platte river. Plans, specifications and
forms nf proposals - may be obtained by
application to the chief engineer of the
Reclamation Service, U. 8. Geological Sur
vey, Washington, I. C, or to the super
vising erigineer of the Reclamation Service,
at Casper. Wyo. Each bid must be ac
companied by a certified check for $10,000,
payable to the order of the secretary of
the Interior, as a guaranty that the bidder
Kill, If suocessful, promptly execute a sat
isfactory contract and furnish bond In the
sum ot $M.O0 for the faithful performance
or tuo worn, been Did must also tie ac
companied by the guaranty of responsible
auret les to furnish bond aa required. If
bid be accepted. The light la reserved to
reject any of all bias, to aocept one part
and- reject the other, and to waive tech
nical defects, as the Interests of the service
may require. Bidders are Invited to be
present when bids are opened. Proposals
must be marked. "Proposals for Tathflnder
Iam. Wyoming. F. U CAMPBEIJ Acting
Secretary, j. Jy-$7-29-Al
CftlEF QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE,
OMAHA, Nebraska, July ift, 1906 Sealed
proposals. In triplicate, subject to the usual
conditions, will ! received here until 10
a. in., central standard time, August 17,
laoS. for the construction of one set quar
ters for sergeant hospital corps, at Kurt
Robinson. Nebraska. Full Information fur
nlnhed on application to this oftlce, where
pluns and spen;llcstlons may be seen, or to
the Q. M, Fort ltohiiiaon. Nebraska. Envel
opes containing proposals to be marked
"Proposals for I lop pita I Serjeant's tjuur
ters." and addressed to THitS. 8 WORK,
A. C. O.. M. J-31A1-1-15-1
CHIEF QHARTIC It MASTER'S OFFICE,
( Montis. Nebraska. July 29. 190S. Seuled
proposals. In triplicate, will be received here
until 14 o'clork a. m., central standard time,
August 21. lino, for disinterlng, boxing and
f .it paring for shipment, approximately one
luiutred and seventv-flve (175) remains, and
a ilk" number of headstones, at Old Fort
Hays cemetery. 1 ills county. Kansas. Speu.
ino.itlons and full Information furnished on
application here. F.nveloies containiiMf pro-
.o&tkli to be marked "Proposals fordltiln
ciing remains," and addressed to THUS.
BU'liBE, Aoting Chief Quartermaster,
Omahal Neb. Al-2-1-4-11,-19
Office Omaha. Neb., August 1, ltsn.
Sealid proposals. In triplicate, subject to
the usual conditions, will be recurved here
until 10 o'cloi k a, m., central standard
time, August 1. I, for an elsctrio light
ing system at Fort Omaha, Nrbranka.
Full Information furnished on application
to this office where plans and specincattons
may be seen. Proposals to be marked,
"Proposals for Electric Lighting System.
etc.. lit rori vmana, r.en., ana adiiresaea
to Major M. GRAY ZALIN8K1. Construct
In Quartermaster, Army Building, Uiualia,
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I LEWIS OaJTLEri 1 Th edltor atLrr woman to get the
I Vgr-rirMa L I "oe,ne ,nd "ne w''n, lone to the clerks
I MORTICIAN I office and secured the paper. The wedding
J 23 PEARL ST"0", en- I MXUr'1 P'ron this evening and was a
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NEWS OF IOWA
T " f T" T Ty 1
3. F. Curtlss perhaps fatally Injured. The
blast did not sink to the bottom, but caught
near the top of the well and exploded there,
hurling pieces of rock, iron and dirt In all
BRIDGET riASDER IS LOCATED
Police Inearth Goods Missing After
the Fire at Their Residence.
The police after several day's search suc
ceeded in recovering a miscellaneous
quantity of dress goods, fancy dresses, etc,
that mysteriously disappeared the night of
the fire at John Bridget s place. Fourteenth- j VKS MOINES, July 31.-cSpeclal.)-Qov-and
Broadway. It waa known at the tlmo ,rnor cummins today heard the arguments
of the fire that Mr. and Mrs. Bridget had and .vldence in the question of the requisl
a large quantity of goods of this character. tlon for p, ShercllfTe. Elmer E. Thomas
wnicn were mine up lor and rentea to me
demimonde. The Bridgets claimed that ail
this stuff was burned and they laid claim
to $1,000 insurance they had on the stuff.
The claim has been resisted by the Insur
ance people on other alleged grounds of
arson, upon which charge the Bridget's
were arrested, the charge afterwards being
changed at the suggestion of the county
attorney to "setting fire to a house In the
night time." The cases were subsequently
dismissed and they were released from
On the night of the fire, a trunk or box
was run In the Bridget's wagon by some
one who reported the matter to the fire
chief, but when he went o examine the box
It had msteriously disappeared, and the
police have been hunting for It ever since,
as it was supposed to contain the silks,
dresses and fancy goods, for which the
Bridget's were claiming Insurance, and
which mlfrht have been the motive of the
Two gunny sacks were unenrt'.ied near
the water works Monday morning, where
they had been securely buried, and an
examination of the contents developed, the
presence of $150 or $200 worth of dress
goods, finished fancy dresses of silk of
all colors, undergarments, laces etc.,
galore. When opened at the police station,
the room presented the appearance of a
French ball dressing room. Two whole
bolts of rich dress goods were among the
The police are of the opinion that there
Is more of the plunder hid elsewhere
Bridget and his wife are under bonds
to the district court of Pottawattanilo
county for assault with intent to do grea,t
bodllv harm. Their bondsmen gave notice
Monday that they would surrender them
and the county authorities are now after
the Bridgets, who left the city Monday
morning ostensibly to go after a load of
apples somewhere down the river. It Is
believed, however, that the Bridgets had
gone where they had cached the dress
goods and other plunder with a view to
taking It away, but finding It gone, have
fled the country.
John Bridget was arrested late Monday
evening upon his return to the city, and
was committed to the county Jail, having
been surrendered by his bondsmen. Mrs.
Bridget Is still at large, though efforts are
being made to apprehend her.
The following marriage license has been
Name and Residence. Age.
Alfred E. Mlrner. Omaha 26
Anna Pease, Omaha 19
C. L. Clatterbuck waa granted a building
permit Monday for a story and a half
frame dwelling house to cost $1,000 on lot 9,
N. T. Plumbing Co. Tel. 180. Night, F6CT.
Davis sells drugs.
Stockert sells carpets.
Plumbing and heating. Blxby A Son.
Dra. Woodbury, dentists, 30 pearl street.
I.cfTert'8 Improved torlo lenses give satis
faction. Evans laundry, 622 Pearl. Lowest prices,
best work. Tel. 290.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Ludweg of Sioux City,
are guests at the Giand.
More Hiawatha pictures at 15c and 35c
C. E. Alexander, 333 Broadway.
Get your pictures and rrames at Bor
wick's, 2U So. Main St. Tel. 6S3.
Woodrlng-Schmldt Undertaking Co., 23
B'way, succesors to Lunkley. Tel. 339.
Duncan, 23 Main St., guarantees to do the
best shoe repair work. Give him a trial.
Dr. Luella S. Dean, homeopath, diseases
of women atid children. Room 3, Brown
Bldg. Tel. 309.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. P. Froom departed
Monday morning for a week's fishing va
cation at Blue lake.
A. Campbell of Omaha, who was recently
arrested for righting and disturbing the
peace at Courtland Beach, was given a
hearing In police court Monday morning
and given a sentence of thirty days.
United States District Judge Smith AIc
P ni son ot Red Oak, was in the city Mon
day morning on his return from an ex
tended automohillng trip through the south.
He was accoiapanled by Mrs. Mcpherson.
They left for Red Oak Monday evening.
About 3,000 poles for the Council Bluffs
Independent Telephone company arrived
Monday morning and were unloaded at the
company's pole yard on Seventh street.
Additional shipments are looked for from
time to time. Construction work will begin
In a few weeks.
The hearing In the case of Lige Duncan
son, the farm hand from Trayuor, wno la
charged with forgery. Is still hanging fire
In Justice Gardner's court, awaiting the I
appearance ol some or Uuncanson s
friends to furnish ball In case he is bound
over to the district court. Duncanson will
probably waive axamlnation.
Perry Howard Is confined at the police
ststion to answer to the charge of breaking
into the confectionary and cigar store of
W. A. Bush, 65 West Broadway, Sunday
afternoon, and rifling the cash register of
between $6 and $10, and miscellaneous mer
chandise to a small amount Howard's
hearing Is set for Tuesday morning.
Four young fellows were arrested Mon
day night for throwing mud at. the motor
car on Broadway, between Polk and Glen
avenues. Their names are: Ray Walking
ton, Helxr Kirk, Charles W. Taylor and
Edward Gaston. A woman riding on the
car was struck in the face by one of the
flying paces of mud. The boys were turned
over to the lender mercies ot the Juvenile
Trarhrra Hold Meeting.
LOGAN, la.. July 31.-(SpeclaJ.)Thls
morning at I o'clock the thlrty-aecond an
hual session of the Harrison County Teach
ers' Institute convened at the Logan publio
school building. The attendance waa about
100, but will be mora. The Institute will be
conducted along the lecture plan, lectures
occuring every afternoon and evening, and
the following will deliver addresses: Charles
E. Buellon. president of Simpson college at
Indlanola; State Superintendent J. F. Rlggs
of Des Moines and Dr. Ira W. liowerth of
the Chicago university. The instructors In
the institute will be Charles E. Blodgett ot
Logan, Bertha Cadwell ot Fort Dodge, J. 11.
Bcverldge of Missouri Valley, M. A. Read
of Woodbine and Dr. Howerth. The teach
er will have-1 per cent added to their
grade at examination time If they have at
tended all the lecture.
Woanaa Had Nerve.
SIOUX CITY, la.. July n.-Speclal Tele
gram.) S. W. Chatterton. editor of the Pier
son Enterprise, and Mrs, Lynn Purmont of
Elk Point, S. D., met In Sioux City today
SEER ALIBI FUR SI1ERCLIFFE
Tottimonj in Extradition Caie Differs from
tbat in Denniion Cue.
THOMAS APPEARS FOR THE ACCUSED
Proprietor of Dee Moines alooa Has
hercllffe's Brother Arrested oa
Charge of Threatening;
to Kill lllra.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
of Omaha represented ShercllfTe and pre-
sented affidavits to the effect that Sher
cllfTe was in Iowa at the time of the rob
bery In Oklahoma. The affidavits were
mostly from relatives of ShercllfTe from
Marshall county, where his brother lives
to the effect that ShercllfTe was there a
the time of the alleged robbery, June 3,
1901. ShercllfTe's testimony In the trial of
Dennlson at Red Oak was contrary to this,
but it was advanced that ShercllfTe, being
of a roving disposition, was less liable to
know where he was at any stated time
than the farmers of MaiVhall county, who
knew him and say he was at his brother's.
Thomas argued bad faith on the part of
the prosecution of ShercllfTe, claiming that
the request for the requisition Is primarily
for the,rarpose of rettlng him out of the
way beiore the next trial of Tom Dennlson
and offered to furnish testimony to Im
peach the South Omaha pepple whose af
fidavits Sheriff Iund presented as part of
the papers In tho request for the requisi
tion. These were the Mnynards, Hayden
and others. At the conclusion of the hear
ing Governor Cummins took the matter
under advisement. He stated, however,
that while he thought Oklahoma owed It to
Iowa as a courtesy not to press the request
for a requisition till after the nefct trial of
Dennlson, yet he would grant the requisi
tion in spite ot that fact If he found the
papers all correct and according to law,
but Intimated that he would hold ShercllfTe
If he found any plausible excuse.
Cases Are Appealed.
What may be the first of a long line of
litigation over Beaumont, Tex., oil com
panies was filed In the supremo court to
day. C. J. Hlnkley brought suit In Sac
county against the Sac Oil and Pipe Dine
company and secured Judgment for the
return of the money he paid for stock on
the ground that the sale of the stock was
a fraud and that the promoters of the com
pany knew all the time that It was Im
possible for the well to be a paying proposi
tion. " .
An appeal to the supreme court has been
taken In the murder case ot the state
against Fenton Whitnah ot Page county,
who Is charged with the murder of Charles
Mlddaugh. He stabbed him wun a
knife in a drunken fight near Clarlnda on
October 18, 1904.
Anna W. Shiebley has appealed the case
against Charles S. Ashton from Woodbury
county for libel, charging that he published
In his pPer a libelous affidavit.
Council Hae No Jorlsdlctlon.
b H Harl appeared before the executive
council today to reprint
Council Bluffs in Its claim to Big lake
which has been formed by a cutoff of the
Missouri river there. The city claims the
land because it was once the bed of the
river. George Wright and George Mayne.
for the Park board, claim, the land under
the accretion law.. The cutlve uncll
heard the matter and then decided that
v. ,i.rttetlon In the matter. It is
! understood that the matter Is now In the
federal court at Council faiuns on -Junction.
Monument to Governor Drake.
It waa announced today that the heirs of
the Trancls M. Drake estate are consider
ing the expenditure of the $28,000 secured
from the sale ot a plat of ground In Vni
verslty Place for a publio park for the
erection of a monument to the late Gov
ernor Drake, to be placed In the park. The
matter ha. been suggested, to them and
there are assurances that tW 1U Ukely
adopt the Idea.
J. B. Bmalley, superintendent of the Rock
Island here, has been promoted to the u
porlntendency of the Kansas division, with
headquartei. atTopeka. It is thought that
C. W. Jones of Topeka will be made the
division superintendent here.
Threaten Bob Kins.
Bob King, proprietor of a saloon and the
most noted gambler of Des Moines, has filed
churges before Justice Duncan against
Homer Morris, brother of Frank Shercllffe,
charging him with a threat to kill. He al
leges that Morris, In company with Price,
proprietor ot the Smoker cigar store, en
tered the saloon and told him he had been
meddling in the matter of getting Shercllffe
out of the way, working In the Interests of
Tom Dennlson. Morris, he alleges, threat
ened that he would be killed If he didn't
desist. King started to get a revolver and
both ran from the building.
Property to Divorced Wife.
James 11. Welch, a prominent printer
here, died today. The will wa. filed and It
1. discovered that he left the bulk of his
property to his divorced wife. She secured
a divorce on the ground, of hi intimacy
with other women.
Bio New Trial.
Judge Smith McPherson ha. overruled the
motion for a new trial demanded by the
Banker.' Mutual Ca.ualty company, against
which a Judgment for $3,210 wa. recently
given In favor of the bank of Goffs, Kan.
The insurance company refused to pay In
surance on funds stolen by burglars. Judge
McPherson directed the verdict. It 1
thought tbat the case will be carried to the
court of uppeala.
Iowa Veterans to Meat.
HARLAN. Ia., July 31. (Special.) The
annual reunion of the Western Iowa Vet
erans' association will be held at Harlan on
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August
(, 10 and 11. The association Includes the
counties of Adair, Audubon, Cuss, Carroll,
Crawford, Guthrie, Harrison, Ida, Monona,
Pottawattamie. Sac and Shelby and It.
officer, are: J. H. Reynolds, commander;
L. H. Plckard, adjutant. The following
will deliver addresses: C. F. Swift, mayor
of Harlan; Rev. 8. R. J. Hoyt, Hon. H. W.
Byers, Chaplain Jesse Cole and P. C. Stlre.
The military parade and election of officers
will occur on the second day, the dress
parade on the third and a eampflre will be
held every evening.
Mardered at Harlaa.
HARLAN, la., July 31. The partly burned
body of Mrs. Peter Heln, wife of a promi
nent farmer, was found this morning In
a grove near her hqme. eight mile north
of here. The authorities believe It to be d
case of murder, although the postmortem
examination did not reveal any signs ot
violence on the body.
Jack Carney's rather Dead.
8IOUX CITY, la., July Sl.-tSpecial Tele
gram.) At the end of the base ball game
today lanager Jack Carney was handed a
telegram announcing the death of his
father. Andrew Carney, at Manchester,
N. H-, who for fifty-four years had been
paymaster of the Manchester woolen mills.
Plea la Ball Game.
OTTl'MWA, la., July Jl. Sixteen-year-
old Estel Payton. while catching In a base
ball game bejweon two amateur teams at
Nasby Corners yesterday, waa struck over
the heart by a foul tip. He threw the ball
back to the pitcher and dropped dead.
MEDICAL VALUE OF PLANTS
plnach and Cabbage Pronnanced aa
, Ideal Kla-hteaa for Victims
There Is nothing In the poems of Words
Worth more pathetic than the following
sonnet to Sleep:
A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by
One after one; the sound of rain and
Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and
Smooth fields; white sheets of water, and
I have thought of all by turns and yet
Sleepless, nnd soon the small birds'
Must hear, first uttered from my or
And the first cuckoo's melancholy cry.
Even thus last night and two nights
more I lay
And could not win thee. Sleep, by any
So do not let me wear tonlftht awav.
I Wit , , t. V. 1 - ,.11 . I . .. ... I .. -
...... ...i.i VTIltll IB Mil lilt) Illl'I ll,ll B
Come blessed barrier between day and
mother of fresh thoughts and Joy
The poet has evidently adopted the the
ory that Insomnia and Its cure are meta
physical, that sleeplessness results from a
perverted train of thought and that the
cure for it Is to pry the mind out of Ita rut
by thinking of something else.
That this Is the philosophy of most cases
of Insomnia Is manifest from the" single
fact that as soon as a sleepless person
gives up trylr.g to sleep he becomes over
poweringly sleepy. It is related as a great
Joke that a victim of Insomnia complulned
that lie "had It so bad" that he could not
even sleep when It was "time to get up."
This is laughable, but it Ij nevertheless
a serious matter. It shows that In the
great majority of cases Insomnia la the
result of permitting the mind to get Into
certain states, the worst of which is a
purpose to fall asleep, and that the cure
fof It Is to get rid of that mental habit.
When a sleepless person can not even go
to sleep when It is "time to get up" it
proves that the cause of his Insomnia is
not metaphysical, but physical. Some splc
ula of bone may be pricking a nerve, or
some diseased organ may be torturing Its
L adjacent nerve, or the brain or nerve.
themselves may be diseased and super
sensitive. In that fase there Is no use In
thinking about sleep or rain or bees. Help
lies In the knife, the hypnotic drug or
perhaps In hypnotic food.
This Is where boiled spinach comes In.
It has been discovered that boiled spinach
or boiled cabbage, either one, Is a remark
able temporary relief of many ordinary
cases of insomnia, whether metaphysical
This la not set down In the books. Mlils
paugh'a large and magnificently Illustrated
volume on "Medical Plants," which treats
of the medical properties of Innumerable
vegetables, plants and nuts that are regular
articles of food. ha. nothing to say about
spinach and cabbage. The hypnotic reputa
tion of these two popular vegetable. Is a
matter of tradition and of recent experi
ment. It Is absurd to .ay that all person, will
be affected In a certain way by one partic
ular food or drug. The human constitution
exhibit, many s'tartllng- - ldtosyncrancles.
There are people who can' eat calomel by
the handful without any effect and there
have been nonhabltuated -people who swal
lowed sixty grains of morphine with per
fect safety. In like manner 'what I. one
man', food may be another man's poison.
With this ample reservation there can be
no danger In saying that It Is claimed on
respectable authority that boiled spinach or
boiled cabbage, even eaten four or five
hour, before bedtime, Is a 'powerful hyp
notic, more apt to produce uncomfortable
results from oversleeping than to fall In
producing sleep at all.
How It produce, this effect I. not clear.
It doe. not appear to disorder any part of
the body and yet this I. not certain.
It will do no victim of Insomnia any harm
to try a diet of spinach or cabbage for a
while and it may do him a world of good.
Chicago Chronicle. ,
TESTING BUTTER AND MILK
Simple Methods Detailed by Dr. W, D.
Blgelow of the Vnlted State
Boreaa of Chemistry.
It la a matter of common information
that oleomargarine 1 sometimes substi
tuted for butter and that rancid and badly
made butter Is frequently melted, washed
with soda, and churned with milk for the
preparation of renovated or process but
Methods are available which, with a little
practice, may be employed to distinguish
between fresh butter, renovated or process
butter, and oleomargarine.
The "spoon" test ha been auggested a
a household test, and la commonly used
by analytical chemists for distinguishing
fresh butter from renovated butter or oleo
margarine. A lump of butter two or three
times the slxe of a pea is placed In a large
spoon and heated over an alcohol or Bun
sen burner. If more convenient, the spoon
may be held above the chimney of an or
dinary keroeene lamp, or It may even be
held over an ordinary Illuminating gas
burner. If the sample In question be fresh
butter. It wilt boll quietly with the evolu
tlon of a large number of small bubble
throughout the mass which produce a large
amount of foam. Oleomargarine and process
Duuer, on tne other hand, sputter and
crackle, making a noise similar to that
Jjeard when a green stick is placed In a
nre. Another point of distinction Is noted
If a small portion of the sample Is placed
in n smau Dome ana set In a Vessel of
water sufficiently warm to melt the sam
pie. The sample Is kept melted from half
an hour to an hour, when It la examined.
If renovated butter or oleomargarine, the
fat will be turbid, while If genuine fre.h
butter the fat will almost certainly be en
To manipulate what is known a the
Waterhouse or milk test about two ounces
of sweet milk Is placed In a wide mouthed
bottle, which Is set in a, vessel of boiling
water. When the milk Is thoroughly heated
a teasrwvmful of butter la added and the
mixture stirred with a splinter of wood
until the fat Is melted. Th bottle Is then
placed In a dish of Ice water and the stir
ring continued until th fat solidifies. Now.
If the sample be butter, either fresh or
renovated It will be solidified In a granular
condition and distributed through the milk
in small particle. If on the other hand,
tne sample consist of oleomargarine It
solidifies practically In one piece and may
be lifted by tb stirrer from th milk New
York Trlbt ne.
agrrlealtaral Machine la High lehool,
The technical l.igh school of Hanover,
Germany, ha Jut appointed Dr. Alwln
Nachtweh .ot Halle to the newly estab
lished professorship of special mechanical
technology and agricultural machinery
building. Thi I said to be the first time
that agricultural machinery has been ele
vated to a place In a hlghachoolcurrie-
Be Waal Ada Prodiwa Result,
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAIIA
Lower Water Ratei Demanded in Accord
ADKINS STARTS MOTION IN CITY COUNCIL
Water Company's Manager Announces
. Ilia Instructions to Collect Old
Rates Intll the Conrt
The feature of last night's council meet
ing was Adkln'a talk on reduced water
rates. Mr. Adklns, who is president of the
council, stated that the contract with the
water company provided that the rates pre
vailing In Oninha should maintain in South
Omaha. Charles Collins, local manager for
the Omaha Water company, was called
upon and he asserted that he had been In
structed to collect water rentals at the same
old rate, until the courts give a final de
cision. This did not seem to be satisfactory
to the mayor and council, and Adklns of
fered a motion that the city attorney be
called upon to advise the council as to
what action would be necessary to secure
a lower rate. This motion prevailed.
Adklns insists that the contract with the
water company must reduce rate, when a
change Is made In Omaha water rates.
City Clerk Glllln was Instructed to adver
tise In The Qmaha Dally Bee for the sale of
general bonds to pay the cost of paving,
curbing, etc., on Missouri avenue. Bids
for the sale of these bonds must be re
ceived by the council on Monday night,
August 14. Each bidder must send a certi
fied check for $1,000 as & guarantee ot good
A petition was presented signed by a num
ber of residents asking that the street
arc light at Thirteenth fcnd Polk streets be
changed to Thirteenth and Harrison streets.
This petition was referred to the committee
on lighting. The petition to grade Twenty
third street from 8 to Railroad avenue
received a setback by the withdrawal of
quite a number of names. The petition was
placed on file after the names ot the pro
testnnts had been erased.
Building Inspector Wtnegard reported that
sixteen building permits were issued In
July and that these amounted to $19,TT8.
Eight buildings were condemned during the
The two-plank sidewalk feature wa. ended
last night by allowing J. B. Watklns $390.
No more two-plank sidewalks will be
The appropriation sheet amounting to
several thousand dollars was passed. Today
the city will start In on a new fiscal year.
Another meeting of the council will be
held on Monday night to receive bid. tor
paving Twenty-fourth street.
Rollins Inquest Today,
Coroner Bralley visited South Omaha
Monday to investigate the killing of Wil
liam Rollins colored. Te coroner an
nounced that an Inquest would be held In
the police court this afternoon and police
officers were requested to secure witnesses.
Dr. John Koutsky, the city physician per
formed an autopsy on the remains of Rol
lins at Brewer's undertaking room and
found that tho bullet fired by John Ko
lowski went through the heart.
Koxlowskl, In talking with Chief Brings
and Detective Elsfelder, declared that when
the negro started tor him he fired first In
the air as a warning. As Rollins kept on
coming he dropped his gun a little and fired
the shot which put a stop to the row.
Tho police have ascertained that Rollins
has been working In the tripe pickling de
partment at Cudahy's. Some friends ot the
dead man have been found who assert that
they tried to prevent the fuss but could
not. About a doxen witnesses will be called
upon to testify at the coroner's inquest
Watching Camp Follower.
Chief Brlggs and Captain Shields are on
the alert for grafters that usually follow a
show. Quite a number ot camp follower
showed up In South Omaha yesterday to
work In the neighborhood of the carnival
grounds. Manager Edwards of the Parker
Amusement company had a talk with the
chief and captain yesterday and he as
sured them that he would give all assist
ance In his power to keep the carnival
grounds free from pickpockets and the like.
Several petty thieves were taken to police
headquarters yesterday and told to leave
the city at once or stand for a term on the
rock ptle. The police are anxious to make
It known that the rock pile 1 In good work
ing order and that auepect will be given a
chance to break rock unless they move on.
Stock Receipt Totals.
Monday being the end of July the totals
for live stock receipt were made publio
along with a comparison with 1904. The In
crease In cattle for the year closing last
night, aa compared with the same date a
year ago, shows 10,039 head. Hog receipt,
show an lneerase of 69,070 head and sheep
show up with an Increase of 107,455 head.
These figures give live stock dealers at
the yards considerable encouragement and
a busy time from August 15 to the close of
the year Is expected. Last summer the re
ceipt were curtailed to a great extent by
the packing house strike, but no trouble Is
looked for this year and grower of live
stock expect to ship heavily later on.
Workman Carnival Open.
The carnival given under the manage
ment of the Ancient Order of United Work
men Carnival club opened at Twenty-fifth
and M street last night. The Parker
Amusement company put up a very good
show for the first night. The show will
be opened at noon each day and will run
until about midnight. By this afternoon
all of the arrangements will be perfected
and a fine entertainment Is promised tor tho
balance of tho week.
Exterior of "tack Completed.
The exterior of the big smoke stack at.
Armour' wa completed Monday afternoon.
From the base the .tack I 237 feet in
height. Fire brick must now be laid In the
Inside of the stack and at the base. 'This
work will take com little time, but the
contractor assert that the stack will be
ready for use Inside of thirty day. Just
a soon a the stack is In use th eight
large steel smoke stack will be taken down
and the smoke from all the furnace will go
out through th big stack.
Mnale City Gossip.
Theodore Vol. has returned from an
Claude Armstrong, . Twenty-fifth and O
streets, reports the birth of a daughter.
The birth of a daughter is reported at
the home of William Broderlck, Thirty
nintn ana r streets.
The negro cran shooters arrested Sstur
day night paid fines In police court yester
day amounting to iju,
Charles Schaab, paying teller at the Pack
ers National bank, returned to duty yts
terday after a two weeks' vacation.
R. C. Howe, general manager of th
Armour company here, is back on duty after
a vacation spent in TelloH stone park.
8. L. Winters, assistant city attorney, and
wife leave today fur Mount Pleasant, la.,
where thty will visit for a couple of
Mr. Max Foote of Hutchinson, Kan., I
home on a visit to her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. 8. W. Francis, stf North Twenty
R. E. Per ham, foreman at the B. B. Wil
cox coal yard, returned yesterday from
boon, la., where he spent a couple of
weeks visiting friends.
J. A. Vlrl-ean, superintendent of schools,
has accepted an Invitation to deliver an
address at the old settlers picnic at Mont
gomery, la., on Thursday.
South Omaha aerie. No. 154. Fraternal
Order of tagles, expects to send a large
delegation lu lb anuual convection at Den
ver, next month. Those who are members
of the aetle and expect to attend nre re
quested to notify H. R-thliols. secretnry.
BIRDS MISS THEIR BENEFACTOR
Feathered Creatores how Disap
pointment When Arrnstomed
Meal Fall to Tnra I p.
Chirping a chord of discontent and dis
appointment, a flock of fifty sparrows flew
restlessly about In the yard In the rear of
the city hospital the other morning for
more than an hour, and then flew awsy.
The cause of their unusiml antics In the
neighborhood of the city Institution .was
the absence of Rudolph Llnnenbatim. 65
j years old, their faithful one-lcped friend.
who has fed them each morning for more
than three months. Llnnenbnum, with fif
teen other convalescent patients, was taken
to the city poorhouse Thursdny, and when
the birds appeared In the hospital yard
yesterday for their morning meal they were
not greeted by their benefactor.
Llnnenbaum formerly roomed at in Mar
ket street. He was entered as a patient
at the city hospital April 18. He was sick,
destitute and without a home and received
medical attention for several weeks. Finally
he recovered, and, with the other conva
lescents, was permitted to spend the day
In the rear yard.
Llnnenbaum would not mix with the
other patients. He read no newspapers or
books, nor would he converse, as the others
did. . He went off to a quiet little corner
In the shade. He would place his crutches
beside him, and there.for hours remain
In hi. own company, avoiding conversation.
Llnnenbaum seemed to cars nothing for
the outside world. Little waa known of
him. He told hi name and that was all
the Information he gave to the city hospital
Every morning, after breakfast, Llnnen
baum would pick up his crutches, and,
with an old tin bucket filled with crumb
and piece of bread gathered from the
breakfast table, would hobble off to the
quiet, lonely spot behind the hospital annex
and there spend his morning hours.
His actions one morning attracted the
attention of the hospital attendants and
they decided to watch him and see what
Llnnenbaum did with the bread he carried
away from the table. They were startled
at finding Llnnenbaum seated In the midst
of some twenty or thirty sparmws, who
were chirping and eating apparently with
no fear of capture.
Some ot the sparrows sat upon th knee
of their human companion, while others
picked the crumbs from his hand. They
Jumped all over him and he seemed to
enjoy the novelty of having uch a number
of feathered friends.
This was enacted every morning. Llnnen
baum appeared to have the birds within
his power. When another patient would
come near the bird would fly away to
gether. Llnnenbaum would then fell the
unwelcome visitor that ho was not wanted.
Immediately after the departure of the
stranger the birds would, one by one, re
turn to Llnnenbaum. The supply of crumbs
being exhausted, the birds flew away, to
return the next morning at the usual hour,
The hospital attaches will watch develop
ment. Some of them contend that the
birds will return again Oil morning, but
Others say they will not come back. St.
Lou I Republic.
VENTILATION IN THE HOME
necessity of Pure AIr and the
Difficulty of Obtain
The last word on ventilation will prob
ably never be said while there are people to
live In houses. And yet. Important a. ven
tilation Is for the house, It is rather Its re
lation to publio buildings, to places of as
sembly, such as churches, schools, theaters
and other place of amusement, to fac
tories and workshops In fine, to any place
where large numbers of people are crowded
together that Is considered, than Its direct
relationship to the house, or the very Im
portant part ventilation must have In the
dwelling; in no place Is pure, air more ur
gently needed than in the home.
The breathing of Impure air Is precisely
Identical, so far a. Its effect I concerned,
upon the human body a the drinking of
Impure water or the eating of Impure food.
Both air and water are foods, foods of such
abundance In supply and so readily ob
tained that little thought Is given to their
getting. This Is especially true of air.
which is the single llfe-sustalnlng element
obtained without cost or labor, and a gen
eral Indifference exist a to It origin and
a quite profound lack ot knowledge a. to
Its contents end qualities.
One of the newest of the New York hotels
recently installed an elaborate and intricate
alr-filtrrlng plant, by which every pound
ot air brought Into j,he building was thor
oughly filtered and cleaned before reaching
the rooms. It was not a new Idea, but it
had not before been applied to a 'building
of this ort, and perhaps never before on
so large a scale. The results obtained were
little short of startling, a very consider
able quantity of dust, dirt and ashes being
obtained each day.
In the present state of the ventilating art
It I hardly possible that air filters can
come into-neral use an regular articles
of household equipment, valuable and
serviceable as uch k device would be; but
the practical demonstration that th nlr of
New York and In an excellent locality, It
should be noted is so foul as to yield aD-
preciable and even considerable amounts of
refuse I an object lesson of the utmost Im
portance. American Homes and Gardens.
CURIOUS DEEP SEA VISION
Cephalopoda Have Beea Photo.
graphed by Their Own Light la
A French writer in a elntlflc maga-
xlne tell of the great ocean depth of
U.000 to 80,000 feet, the temperature tend
ing toward zero, the perpetual darkness
reigning below depths of about 1.280 feet.
At that level plants, deprived of light
cannot exist. The animal life must be
carnivorous. The organs of sight, not
being used, have become atrophied and
Yet there is light even in that sight.
less world. A German exploring ship found
a fish with enormous eye at a depth ot
6,400 feet. Phosphorescence is common In
these hollows of the ea. Sometimes spe
cial organs flash light. Sometimes the
phosphorescence Is caused by a mucous
secretion on the surface of the animal.
ine crustacean enrysopnorou na not
The janitor service in The Bee
Building is as near perfect as it can
be, remembering that janitors are
human. Offices from $10 to $4?
per month several desirable ones
from which to choose.
only huse eves, hut luminous organs, ln
eluding w hut are. In effect, a reflector and
Certain cephalopoda have actually been
photographed by their omn light. Tho
luminous orptnns attached to the eye
allow the animal to see It prey. The other
luminous organs nsy perhaps be a lur
to tiie prey. Tt:e deep-sea life that swim
sers. The eyeless creatures are sedentary
and do not need to see. Thus, even In that
vast dsrkneps, there la sufficiency Of light.
V.tny Prop Dead
from so-called heart trouble, when the real
cnine Is acute Indigestion, easily curable
by Electric Bitters. 6"c. For sal by Sher
man MeConnell Drug Co.
Lake Sehnoner for Mr Dollar.
The low water mark In the market for
vessel property wa reached when in
schooner H. A. Richmond, "a two-mated
craft, registering 19 net tons, wa sold for
$. When the bill of sale ws placed on
record In Collector Nixon's office It wa
said to be the cheapest bona fids transfer
ever filed In the Chicago custom house.
The boat lias not been In service for two
years and now is lying at Clyhourn place
bridge In the North branch. The Richmond
was built In Buffalo In 1W, and was .old
by Alexander Anderson.
The new owner, Ben Jacobson, will con
vert the schooner Into a barge and use It
In trsnsf erring cement around the river.
Assisted by Cuticura Ointment,
the great Skin Cure , for preserving,
purifying, and beautifying the skin,
for cleansing" the scalp of crusts,
scales, and dandruff, and the stop
ping of falling hair, for softening,
whitening, and soothing red, rough,
and sore hands, for baby rashes,
itchings, and chafmgs, in the form
of baths for annoying irritations
and inflammations, or undue per
spiration, in the form of washes for
ulcerative weaknesses, and for
many sanative, antiseptic, purposes
which readily suggest themselves,
as well as for all the purposes of
the toilet, bath, and nursery.
Sold thmnrfcont tha worl. Pottw Ptw Chm. Ca
Bmmw. ajraUlleJ frw, "A Savk taWisn."
We use our' own nana
In our business; yo
MJ. l.iV V';r-J' Consultstlen Pres. I
VARICOCELE " HYDROCELE
cured. Method new, without pain or lost
ot time. CHARGES LOW.
Dl ft nil Dfiitnil cured for life, soon every
DLUUJ rUldUN ,ign, symptom (sore en
body, In mouth, tongue, throat, hair n
eyebrow falling out) disappear completely
Walk. Henour, Men U?. nX
nervous debllty, early decline, lack of vlgof
URINARY, Kidney and Bladder Troubla.
Weak Hack, llurning I'rlne, Frequency of
1'rlnstlng, Urine High Colored or with
Milky Sediment on standing.
Treatment by msll. 14 year OK 8lTi
CES8FUL, PRACTICE IN OMAHA. Co.
ner of 14th and Douglas. Omaha. Neb.
Treat all form of
M Tear Experience
U Year In Omaha,
A Medical Expert
success has aevet
been excelled. .
NEARLY 30,000 CASES CURED.
Varicocele, Hydrocele, Blood Poison, itrto
ture, Q lest. Nervous iJeblllty, ! ol
Strength and Vitality.
HIS HOME TREATMENT
ha permanently cured thousand of easel
of chronic Nervou. Rectal, Kidney ana
Bladder and Skin diseases at small eoit.
Sav time and money hy describing you I
esse and write for FKEii BOOK and term
of treatment. Medicine sent In plain pkga.
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Office Hours I a. m. to I SO p. m.; Sun
days. I a. m. to 1 p. in. Call or write.
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