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bTAKI ON A HUB BUILDING
West Council Bluffs Improvement Club
Lji a Cornerstone.
LARGE NUMBER ATTEND THE CEREMONY
"mkfi of Addrrssrs Are Delivered
Frllcltatlnar reople on Enter
prlsa la F.rrrtlag tke
trtr. and the trade Interests of Council
Bluffs will bo benefited accordingly.
Th Urine of the corner tone of the
new Wtit Council lilu fT Improvement club
house came off areordlnn to schrdnl at
4 o'clock Saturday afternoon regardless of
a boiling sun and a temperature of any
thine above 90.
There wii a bis attendance of people
from the main port of the city ns well ai
from West Council Bluffs. President Kel
ler of the club win maater of ceremonlea.
The proceedings began with an Invocation
by Rev. DeLong, which was followed by
aa address on the waterworks question by
Mayor Macrae,. The mayer advocated the
acquirement of the waterworks plant by
tne city, believing that If It was a Rood
thing for six or seven New York capital
ists It would be an equally good thing
for a city of 30,000 people. Me was averse
to frittering Away public franchise, and
believed that the municipalities should own
and control their own franchises Instead
Of giving them awav to nrnmnlAri un
then paying for them doubly afterwards.
i- H. Swart talked on "Good Fellowship"
and couniteled that It be observed, liy no
doing public morals are Improved and the
spiritual, physical, material and moral wel
fare of the Individual Is advanced. He
cited as an example of his. own applica
tion of the rule, that the moral welfaro
of his boy neighbors was so much lm
proved that they now came and asked
for watermelons Instead of stealing them.
All this and many othur things, were the
result of practicing good fellowship.
Congressman Walter I. Smith spoke
briefly along the line of advancement and
expressed himself as astonished that so
Intelligent a man as his friend Swart would
advocate a theory that any boy could bet
ter enjoy a waternielon that he had asked
for than one he had obtained by the usual
way that boys have at watermelon time.
Mr. Smith's address was brief and full of
witty points and illustrations. He was
glad to see that enterprise started and the
varied uses tc which the new club build
ing would bt put, as a sub-library, gym
nasium :-.nd club room. It was the right
.tp In community advancement and would
result In sxeat good to West Council Bluffs.
The other speakers were those named In
the program hitherto published and the af
fair continued until nearly twilight.
The cornerstone was laid In tho con
ventional way, the mayor and Congress
man Smith lartlclpatlng In the ceremonies.
A box was encased In tho atone which con
tained copies of the dally newspapers of
this date and miscellaneous articles of the
dub appropriate to the day and occasion.
The exercises took place on a platform
laid over the southwest corner of the
foundation, and were Interspersed with
music, both Instrumental and vocal.
Upon the conclusion of the exercises Ice
cream and cake were served by the women
ot tho t'nlon Christian church for the bene
fit of the Bunday school.
ASSESSMENT OF THE RAILROADS
Material Increase Over Figure of
County Auditor W. C. Cheyne has re
ceived from the State Executive board the
railroad and exprnes companies assessment
as fixed tjy that body at Des Moines. Tim
assessment Is a material Increase over last,
year, and particularly so In the case of the
I'nlon Pacific. The fact Is attributable to
the visit of the mayor and members of the
council and others who recently visited Des
Moines and appeared before the Executive
board In the Interest of increasing the rail
road assessments and requiring them to
bear an equitable portion of the burden of
Following Is the table of the assessments
fixed by the Executive board, the mlleago
and actual valuation of the properties In
question in Pottawattamie county:
-Value Per Mile.-
In County. Actual. Assessed.
ouO t 6.633
O. B. T...
Red oak Atlan.. 1 S 14000 S..V
Hustings Avora. 5 li."") tm
K. V.. St. J. & C. B 8.2SO ." 7,14
Jowa division 46 0?n 44.144 11.0R1
Carson branch 17.7S0 14.ono 1,600
Harlan branch .... 1.150 14."00 !M
wnbasn n.:. noso t.oo
Illinois Central 19 13) l" 4.251
Main line i 01 441. 30 110.340
T'nlon avenue 1 ."?o 4".0n0 10.
Northwestern 19 "01 5S,9:,j 14.731
Milwaukee 2B.R50 40 152 10.0M
Oreat Western 2S.874 17.120 4. 280
Ass nt Total
Adams 17 6SU
rnited States 8-.B)'l
Paclflo 18. I
Per .Mile. Ass'nt.
Board of taprrvlsora' Meeting;.
At the meeting of the Ronrd of Super
visors of Pottnrsvattamlo county Friday aft
ernoon an allowance was made to Jensen
Nlcholsen of $1,400 on their contract for
painting the court houso. They were ulv
allowed I'iO for repairs In the basement of
the court house.
The county auditor was directed to ad
vertise for bids for coal and other fuel
for county use for the ensuing year.
Clerk H. V. Battey was authorised to
have a telephone placed in his office at the
Tho county overseer of the poor farm
was allowed $00 expenses for sending an
indigent family to California, thus rellev
Ing the county of their further care.
REGULARS SHUT BY GUARDS
Uie 1idV Cartridge! andV-Wadi Are
Driven Io'o tha Flnb.
CENSUS FIGURES OF COUNCIL BLUFFS
Nebraska Men Form flab to Boom
Governor Cnmmlna for Presi
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Aug. (.-(Special Tele
gram.) There Is trouble In the camp of
the Fifty-fifth regiment because a squad
of four from the Council Bluffs comapny
fired blank cartridges at a troop of the
Eleventh cavalry of the regular army at
Fort Des Moines In mimic warfare and
filled the regulars full of gun wads. The
four Council Bluffs men were out skirmish
ing as scouts when they came onto the
regulars and opened fire. The regulars
were forced to retire to the hospital and
have the wads dug out. The names of
the guard members could not be learned.
Ing a good time. He came down from
Minneapolis, stopped the giddy whirl of
the aged gentleman and had himself ap
pointed hts guardian. M'ss Walters Imme
diately brought suit for IS.OOO breach of
promise damages. She "was divorced from
her last husband a year ago for desertion
BKAT9 m WirE WITH HATCHET
Mrs. DeMay of Dennlson Fn telly In
Jnred Daring; Family 4)nnrrel.
DENNISON. Ia Aug. .Joseph DeMay
today struck his wife over the head 'sev
eral times with a hatchet during a family
quarrel. The Injuries are expected to prove
fatal. DeMay has disappeared and is
thought to have committed suicide.
Struck, by a Motor.
Daniel James, 1712 Avenue K, was struck
by a motor car at Sixteenth street and
Avenue A about 12:40 Saturday morning
and pretty badly bruised up. Tho accident
caused a car blockade at that point for
nearly half an hour. The Injured man was
finally taken to the general hospital. His
Injuries are serious, but not necessarily
John Moore and Allen Turpin were sen
tenced to ten days on bread and water In
superior court Saturday riornlng on a
charge of vagrancy.
Milton Relther and John Devaney are
held at the police station with the charge
of larceny against them.
BI RGLARS BIST AT THE BI.l FFS
Drue Store and Meat Market Looted
Daring; Friday Ntsht.
The establishment of the Bronson Drug
company at 10 West Broadway, Council
Illuffs, was broken Into by burglars some
time late Friday night and robbed of $54
In cash. ,
Tho burglars entered tho store by break
ing open the rear door and rolled the safe
out onto the rear platform and succeeded in
Mowing It open, wrecking It badly. The
cash box was taken and was afterward
found on the parking on north First street.
A quantity of stamps were left near the
rifled cash box and several checks on local
banks were also left behind The amount
of cash taken was $54. The burglary was
not discovered until tha store was opened
Saturday morning. The drug store is within
three blocks of tha police station, and the
Vork Is plainly that of professionals; such
- at least is the impression of the police au
thorities. One or two clues have been dis
covered that may lead to the possible iden
tity of the safe breakers.
The grocery establishment of O. Zoller &
Co. at 100 East Broadway was broken Into
by burglars late Friday night and the cash
register nnea or snout i?.ou in mange, me
burglars got into the store by cutting out a
puna of glass from a rear window. The
safe happened to be umocked and the
n thieves made a thorough search of It, but
Canning Factory to Star. N
The Growers Canning company expect to
start Wednesday on the second run of
canning corn. Notification has been sent
out to sweet corn growers to that effect.
The canning force will compose some fifty
or more poisons at the start, which will
be later Increased to 100 should the work
The capacity of the fnctory Is about
00,000 cans per day. Part of the product
has already been contracted for by Jobbers
Tomato canning will follow the corn out
put. Both crops give promise of great
abundance and special excellence.
Etherton Bound Over.
Thomas Etherton, charged with assault
ing Mrs. Charles Borner on July'M with
Intent to do great bodily Injury, was given
a preliminary hearing in superior court at
Council Bluffs Saturday morning and was
bound over .to district court in H00. Eth
erton has about recovered from the wound
In his groin, caused by a bullet from Charles
Borner's Winchester, who was In pursuit
of Etherton after the assault on his wife.
Real Estate Transfera,
The following transfers were reported to
The Bee August ( by the Title Guaranty
and Trust company of Council Bluffs:
W. H. Kissel and wife to Schmidt De
partment store of Avoca, la., lot
10, block t. Stutsman's Second addi
tion to Council BlutTs, w. d $200
Emma Metcalfe to Theodore Pockels.
part se nw U-75-4S, q. o. d 75
Two transfers, total s $276
Injured by Automobile).
J. W. Templeton, a well known resident
of Council Bluffs and former chief of the
'found nnthlner of value, as Mr Zoller ts
not in the habit of keeping money in the r,r department, was badly hurt by being
safe at night. The cash register was not
looked, but the thieves had to break oft
tha faoe plate to get Into the cash. They
also took a box of cigars and a few small
articles of minor value.
The store of Williams A Brown at Wes
ton. Ia., was broken Into by burglars Sat
urday morning, tho safe blown open and
Only $4 In cash taken, that being the ex
tent of cash In the aafe at the time. One
or two boxes of cigars and a small ouan
t(ty of groceries were also taken by the
thieves. No olue. Weston Is a small town
la Pottawattamie county on the Milwaukee
road about tea miles from Council Bluffs.
PETER KEEGAK I JTAXJXY KILLED
Thrsws Against a Tree by a Frac
Peter Kengan, for twenty or more years
past foreman of teamsters for Wtrkham
Bros., contractors, was Instantly killed at
noon Saturday at his home. 1415 North
Eighth street, through becoming entangled
Irt a Una connected, with the harness of one
ot his horses.
He was unhitching the team at the noon
hour, a couplo of men assisting him, qnd
one of the lines got wrapped around his
hand, when one of the horses became
frightened and began to lunge about. Re
fers Mr. Keegan could become disentangled
from the line the horse wheeled around.
throwing Keegan with great violence
against a tree, fracturing his skull and
breoklng his neck. Death was instan
Mr. Keegan wa.s 4.' years of age and had
lived In Council Bluffs for about twenty
five or thirty years. He was an Industrious
man ar.d enjoyed the fullest confidence
of his neighbors. He lcivt-s a wife and
x or seven children.
(truck by an automobile near the E. L. Shu
gnrt farm in Qarner township, about I JO
Saturday morning The name of the auto
mobile driver could not be learned. Tha
police are hunting for him, however, and
he will be prosecuted If he can be located.
Population of Connell TttnSa.
Official census figures show Council Bluffs'
population to be 25,2? and five years ago
2T.. The census of Pottawattamie county
shows (l,t7 and five years ago M.336, a
loss of about 2 per cent for the city and
about S per cent for the county. The pop
ulation of Council Bluffs by wards In the
order of the numbers Is 4.J57, 4,533. 3.6S8,
3.S37, 8.462, 3,639.
Room Cummins for President.
Governor Cummins .today received a let
ter from Mr. Demmon, proprietor of the
Big Horn Mountain ranch of Nebraska,
stating that It was proposed to organlre
a political club to further the Interests of
Governor Cummins for president of the
Vnlted States In IflOS and asking the gov
ernor's permission to take such a course.
Governor Cummins Is out of the city to
day and what his respopse to the letter
will be Is problematic. The letter states
that the plan Is to organlxo a state-wide,
club In Nebraska.
While the matter has never gained pub
licity, it Is known that Governor Cum
mins has received similar letters from the
Dakotns, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin
and Missouri urging him to become a can
didate for the office of president. The let
ters, It Is learned, are In such numbers
that the governor cannot help but give
some thought to the matter.
Gna Found .Escaping;.
Gas wris found escaping from an open
gas Jot In the basement of tho state house
today, and an investigation may be started
to learn who was responsible. It Is
claimed that some electricians were the
! last known to be in the closet where the
j gas escape.!. The odor of gas was dls
i eovereA In the rotunda of the basement
floor mtfi was traced to the Janitor s closet.
The door Is kept locked. When opened
It was found that the gas Jet was wide
open. A lighted match or cigar or lantern
would have caused an explosion, doing a
vast amount of damage.
Wonts Board of Pardons.
In his biennial report to the Board of
Control from the penitentiary at Fort
Madison, Warden N. N. Jones recommends
a board of pardons. Ho particularly states
that the present parole law is being well
administered, but holds that a board of
pardons would be better. He asks for
an appropriation for a- new modern cell
house to take the place of the present
unsanitary building and for $16,000 to pur
chase a farm adjoining the penitentiary.
The report shows that the proceeds of
the work of the convicts is $2,723.82 more
than for the year previous.
Apple Crop Llht.
Wesley Greene, secretary of the State
Horticultural society, today gave out a
cent of an average crop. The conditio!
or other fruit at this time is: Summer
apples, 43 per cent; fall apples, 45; pears.
14: American plums, 44; grapes, 78. The
severe winter and the bad weather during
the blossom time are the reasons assigned
for the light crop.
Would Be Deputy Treasurer.
It was learned today that W. A Lewis, In
charge of the securities In the Insurance
department, is a candidate for the posi
tion of deputy state treasurer in case W.
W. Morrow of Afton is successful In get
ting the nomination. If Mr. Morrow is not
successful he will be a candidate for coun
ty treasurer of Polk county.
Governor Gets Invitations.
Governor A. B. Cummins today received
Invitations to speak at the county fair
of Van Buren county, at Milton, September
7, and also to speak at the old settlers'
meeting at Fairfield on the same day. '
Buying lp Iowa Coal.
The Carney company of Chicago, accord
ing to reports, is endeavoring to buy up
all the coal mines in the state of Iowa.
It has secured by purchase all the coal
shafts at Waukee, and In this county has
secured the Saylorvllle mine, the Coaldalo
mine and Wyman mines, all large concerns,
and are sinking shafts north of the poor
farm. It is known to huve made offers to
every coal company in this county and to
a large number Out over the state, espe
cially in the southern part, where the
principal coal mines are located.
Bishop Garrlaan Itrtnrnlna.
Biorx CITT, la., Aug. .-(Special.)
Right Rev. Bishop P. J. Garrlgan, who
went to Rom about two months ago to
make his first official call on the pope, and
who has been Sojourning a; Carlsbad, Ger
many, and touring Ireland, has Just set
sail from Queenstown, Ireland, and will
land In New York In about a week. After
a short visit in eastern cities he will arrive
In Eloux CIV the last of August. An event
of Importance will take place at the Ca
thedral of the Epiphany shortly after his
return, when on September 8 all the priests
of the diocese will gather to celebrate the
first spnlversary of the dedication of the
cathedral. The sermon will be delivered
by Right Rev. Richard Scanncll, bishop of
ncee refusing to handle freight
Pacific Mall steamer Manchuria fi
Kong. The Chinese will hold a meeting
tomorrow to organise the movement
on the been appointed chairman of the committee
or Hone on show window lighting and decoration
. of the Western Association of Electrical
FARRIS IS CROSS-EXAMINED
Defendant In Criminal Prosecution la
Mlssoarl Is on ' tanu la
JEFFERSON CITT. Mo.. Aug 8-tpon
the resumption today of the trial of Sen
ator Frank H. Farrls on the charge of
brllery, Senator Farrls was put through
a rigid cross-examination by Attorney Gen
Inspectors, vice II C. Ott, Incapacitated.
"KATY" ROAD FILES AN ANSWER
Dealea All Cbaraea In Bill Filed by
(be Intestate Comaserea
CHICAGO. Aug. Attorneys for the
Missouri. Kansas A Texas railroad mads
answer today to a blli of complaint filed
some time ago in the rnited States circuit
court by the Interstate Cotnmerce com
mission against the Chicago Great Western
eral Hadley. He maintained his denials of i railroad and seventeen other railroad cor-
Mevr Cracker Factory for Sioux City.
HIOCX CITT. Ia.. Ana E (Roeelnl Telo-
gram.) The National Biscuit company has
announced officially that within a short
hue It will begin the erection of a modern
charker factory In Sioux City. It will be
four stories in height and will employ from
2o0 to 2.'i0 people. Its oven capacity will be
three times that of the plant which the
company formerly operated In Sioux City,
Dunlap Man aa Deleante.
Dt'NLAP, Ia., Aug. .-(Speclal.)-T. F.
Jordan, a prominent stuck raiser of Dun
lap, has been appointed by Governor Cum
mins as a delegate to the National reci
procity conference to be held at Chicago
on Wednesday and Thursday, August 16
every material allegation made asnlnst him
by former Ilcutenant Governor Les on the
Senator Frank Cortello of Majsvllle, who
was a member of the criminal Jurispru
dence committee of the legislature and
who I.c testified was In Farrls' room In
the Laclede hotel, St. Ixitils, when Lee
said he (Lee) gave $7,1no to Farrls, denied
being Jn Farrls' room on March 19, 1901,
the date specified by I.ee. although he ad
mitted having been In St. Louis on thaU
Senator C. A. Smith of St. Louis, who Is
under Indictment on the same charge )i
Farrls. testified denying all charges of cor
rupt attempts against the so-called "alum
bill." He declared he was not in Farrls'
room in St. Louis on March 19, 1901. He
said he was 111 and had had an operation
performed at his home on that day.
Senator James Orchard, chairman of the
committee on criminal Jurisprudence, who
made the report on the house and enate
alum bills on the last day of the legisla
ture, testified denying any corrupt proposi
tlons having been made to him concerning
The defense closed at 3:40 o'clock. One
hour was granted for the preparation of
poratlons. charging that the railroad com
panies were Illegally experimenting In rates
In connection with the shipment of dressed
meats and cattle from the Missouri river
points to Chicago.
In tho answer, filed today, all the charges
In the original bill are denied and a dis
missal of the suit is asked.
MEMORIAL FOR HEROIC MAN
HARVEST HANDS Ml SH TO FIELD
Two Hundred Arrive at Aberdeea on
One Freight Train.
ABERDEEN, S. D., Aug. . (Special.)
Harvest hands continue to come Into Aber
deen In droves, 200 coming Into town on one
Miiwauaee ireigm rrmay arternoon. In Hi
few instances harvest has begun and within
a few days there will be a demand from
farmers for all the surplus help that Is now
In town. One new arrival was offered a
season's Job at $2.25 a day, but he refused,
demanding $3 per day. The wheat crop is
In fine condition, as nre other grains. The
average yield of barley In Brown county
Is estimated at fifty bushels per acre.
Wllraarth Mould Go to Congress.
HVRON, S. D.. Aug. .(Special.) An
nouncement Is mnde that A. W. Wilmarth,
an attorney of this city and representative
from this county In the state legislature
for four years, will be a candidate, fur
congress on the republican ticket, but
whether or not this will In any way hamper
Mr. Crawford should he become a candidate
for the Vnlted States senate, Is not stated.
It has been the supposition that Mr. Craw
dnrd will again be presented for the sen
ate and his friends over the state will
await further development before endorsing
any candidate for either congress or the
Fatal Act of l ate Santa Ke Mechanical
Knalaeer Recorded on
CHICAGO, Aug. .A memorial tablet,
designed in honor of the lnte Edward Graf
strom, chief mechanical engineer of tho
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad,
has Just been completed here, and will be
erected and unveiled In the Kansas Capitol
at Topeka. On the tatdet Is a likeness of
Mr. Orafstrom. An Inscription gives a
sketch 3f his life and describes his heroic
act as follows:
ASPHALT FOR FARNAM STREET
FnnnlnaT Announces that Petition
Has Nearly Enough Signers
Charlea K. Fanning announces that a
petition, which he has been circulating for
some weeks for the repavement of Farnam
street from Thirteenth to Eighteenth, has
received the signatures of property owners
holding more than the required amount of
the abutting frontage, providing the county
commissioners agree to sign. .Should they
not. however, the petition will still hsv
enough signatures to make It sufficient. It
Is said. It will be filed with the city early
next week and the promoters hope to have
the work done this year. The plan Is to
replace the granite blocks with asphalt.
INJUNCTION SUIT GOES OVER
Controversy Over Ninth Street Mill
Kot Be Heard In Court for
As anticipated, the Injunction suit
brought by the I'nlon Pacific against the
Burlington railroad to prevent the laying
of tracks on Ninth street, which was set
for hearing Saturday morning, wus post
poned, A stipulation was filed by the at
torneys for the two roads asking that it
go over until August 31, and Judge Munger,
In conformity with the stipulation, set the
hearing for that date. It Is understood
that the railroads have settled this little
trouble out of the courts.
Heavy Shipments of Furn
iture About to Arrive
Forces the Sale of
Goods on Hand.
The Chance to Obtain Ex
ceptional Values at
GREAT CHALLENGE SALE
Everything Throughout the
House Greatly Reduced.
During the great flood of June. 11)03, which
swept over North Topeka, he designed and
built a small side-wheel steamer, In, which,
with a volunteer crew of six men. he res-I .
cued hundreds of people. While making COURT TAKES FORMAL RECESS
his last trip on the night of June 2, 19(0. the ! vUun 1 I"1" rumtlMU nbUMd
boat was cupsizcii ana Air. uratstrom was
B00DLER PLEADS GUILTY
Chicago Man Fined fl.OOO at Mil
waukee for Offering Bribe to
MILWAUKEE, Aug. (.-Adam Kreuter,
a member of the firm of Nelson & Kreuter,
laundry supply agents, Chicago, Indicted by
the first grand Jury for offering a brlbo of
$1,500 to former Supervisor K. E. Strauss,
pleaded guilty in the municipal court room
before Judge Tarrant of the circuit court
this afternoon. Kreuter was sentenced to
pay a fine of $1,000, with an alternative of
six months In the house of correction. He
paid the fine, amounting, with the costs, to
Adjournment M ill Contlnne I'ntll Sep
tember Jft, Two M eeks Earlier
CLOAKS AND CLOTHING
In Both the Ladies' and
Men's Department Every
thing cut in Half.
Three Endorsements by First.
At a meetlnar Frldav evening tne first
Ward Republican club gave Its endorse
ment to Men Miner or me county ireas
urer s omce lor county ciem ana
K. Long and A.
county clerk and to E.
H, Hensel for Justice of
Appointment for Metioogh.
Fergus P. Mr-Cough, assistant city elec
has received notice that he has
The Judges of fthe district court who are i
In town have agreed to take a recess Mon-
oav unill eruini uvi io. x hub i wrma , fcfc.,..i ....
of the adjourned term will be available for nUon of Om.ha
u"" em.wu wnpii genuine Dnrgfting are
We ore crently please! to note th
the trial of cases that attorneys may de
sire to get out of the way before tho
opening of the next regular term on
STRUCK BY TRAIN ON BELT LINE
John Seller la In Immanuel Hospital
with Painful Cuta and
John Keller, residing at Forty-second and
Redlck streets, was struck by a Missouri
pacific train at Twenty-eighth and Boyd
streets Saturday afternoon and badly cut
In the back and Injured Internally. He was
taken to the Immanuel hospital, where
physicians said his Injuries are not danger
The following marriage licenses have been
Name and Residence. An.
James West, Omaha .'. 'Ji
Minnie Kinney, Omaha SI
Guy Stevens, Omaha $5
Delia M. Smith, Omaha
Sioux Falls Wants Katerman.
SIOl.'X FALLS, B. D., Aug. .-(Special.)
It is probable an effort will be made by
the South Dakota authorities to secure cus
tody of a smooth forger named Arthur
Katerman, who was arrested at Lincoln
a few days agd, after a chase which ex
tended to Ida Grova, Ia.; Mankato, Minne
apolis and other towns In the northwest.
While in Sioux Falls some weeks ago
Katerman defrauded a New York bank to
the extent of $100 by means of a forged
telegram which he sent from here.
Body of Fl.he-moa Found la Ce'l.r at
Abandoned galooa on Islnud B.
. MCBCATINE. Ia.. Aug. (.The eharred
body of Carl Brady, an old German fish
erman, was found in an alandoned saloon
cellar on the Island "B," seven miles above
this city In the Mississippi river today
and Josephine Collett and William Ndglo
are under arrest charged with, the crime
of murder. Nagle has made a confession
declaring that the woman killed Brady.
The woman and Nagle were living in
Brady's cabin boat when arrejted. Both
arc paroled state prisoners, having been
sent up from Fairfield) la., for horse
stealing. Nagle comes of a prominent Mus
catine family. Brady was reputed to have
much money which It was said he was ac
customed to keep on his person, as he did
not believe In banks. An attempt had been
made to burn the body, but it had not
been entirely consumed. It ia believed that
the murder was committed about June 1.
The woman Is to be. placed la the sweat
Left namhurgr with Car of Horses for
t. Loala a Week Ago.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. .(Special Telegrams-
Theodore H dinger of 1431 Manchester road
today asked the police to assist In tha
search for J. W. Richey, a Hamburg, Ia.,
stockman who 'has been missing with
carload of horses tor a week. Hydlnger
says Richey was to have called on mm
as soon as he arrived in St. Louis from
Hamburg and was also to have communis
cated with his father-in-law, William H
Hydlnger. president of the Farmers' Na
tional bank of Hamburg, but has done
neither. Hydlnger says he has been unable
to discover any trace of either Rltchey
or the horses. Rltchey U described as
So years old, fi feel ( inches tall and
weighing 160 pounds.
eavioM ii own
Stop Oambllna- at Bturgl..
STURG1S. 8. D., Aug. .(Special Tele-
gram. Last night the state's attorney's
office notified all saloons to remove all
gambling apparatus and nlckel-ln-the-slot
machines. The order was promptly com
plied with. No arrests have been made.
This makes two counties in the Black
Hills In which gambling Is not allowed. A
similar order was recently made in Law
rence county. This action knocks Sturgls
out of $2,100 per year revenue, which has
been derived from this source.
Final Arraaccntrats for Excursion.
The Commercial club of Council Bluffs
will be provide with yellow umbrellas
for tho trade excursion which will Invade
southwestern Iowa next week.
A meeting of t!ie clnb was held Bitur-fl.-ty
evening to conclude the nnl details
f.ir the trip, which will continue three
divs. Hurting next Thursday. It la now
tlpcvt.1 that about 100 persons will ac
company the train, inclusive of which will
tha NeoU band. Every Indication
pramiaca a moat enjoyable and profitable
Wttodinea at Walaat.
WAI.Nl'T. la.. Aug. &V-(lBpeclal.)-The
annunl rlcntc of the Southwestern Iowa
LogrcUlug association, composed of the
Woouiurn of th World, th. Modern Wood
men ;f America and the Ancient Order of
Vuit.'d Workmen, will be held here on Au
Cust 17, 18 and ID. A large attendance Is
ejpected. Each order will control the
program of one day. The speakers will be
as follows: J. 8. Oreen of Davenport, C.' G.
Saunders of Council Bluffs, J. C. Root and
John W. GeU'r of Omaha and Orand Maa
tr Evanj ot Dm Mvlfcea.
New Electric Line.
FORT DODGE. Ia.. Aug. 5.-t8peolal.)-A
party of surveyors has recently been
going over the ground between this city and
Uooue for the purpose of looking up a
desirable route for an interurbau line to
be run up th. Boone valley through the
extensive coal region of that section, ending
at this qlly. , ll Is reported through the
city that the proposition if backed by the
Chicago Great Western road and that the
iot.rurban if built will be operated aa a
feeder to the Great Wetern Hue into this
city. Those who are on th inside state
that the venture la a certainty and that
the recent preliminary survey will be fol
lowed up shyrtly with a regular survey by
which the lines pt the road will b. defi
nitely determined on and laid out.
Boa top. Father's Wedding.
ALGONA. Aug. .Sixty-year-old Charles
Nichols was denied a license to wed Jen
nle Walters by the county clerk yesterday
because a few nours berore tha grooms
son. Henry, had been appointed his guar
dian and refused to allow tha wedding to
proceed. Young Nlobois heard that big
fUir bad. spent taK laat wyk wb.Ua bar-
MURDER ON THE ALTON TRAIN
StranaVr shoots Maa and Woman
While Excursion Party la
LOUISIANA. Mo., Ag 8.--1TI.JS6 t Chi
cago Alton excursion train from Bloom-
Ington, 111., to Kansas City was crossing !
tha Mississippi river here early today
man on board shot and killed Marlon
Warner ot 8cor, 111., shot and wounded,
a woman 'and robbed a. third passenger.
After a hard fight the man was arrested
and placed In Jail here. lis refuses to
give his nam.
Warner wa asleep when the man came
through the train, asking people If they
were armed. He awoke Warner and asked
him If he had a revolver. Receiving a
negative reply, if is stated, ' he Immedi
ately shot Warner dead. The passengers
were panlo-stricken and When th holdup
demanded of a passenger whose name has
not been learned that he empty his satchel,
emphasising his order with a flourish ot
his revolver, tha passenger hastily poured
out the contents of his satchel and th
holdup took possession. The robber then
fired at random In the car and on woman
was shot through th arm.
A bollermaker from Jacksonville, III., at
tempted to arrest the man, but h wa
knocked senseless. Other passengers ral
lied from their fright and tha man was
overpowered and held until the train
storped here, when he was turned over to
th authorities and placed In Jail.
The train was held her for some time
while testimony was secured from pas
Although subjected to a rigid examination,
th prisoner refused to divulge his identity
to local prison authorities, even when he
was token to th undertaking establish
ment and .questioned In th presence of th
dead body of his alleged victim.
Th woman who was injured is Miss Et
na McDonnald ot Glassburg. 111., who -was
on h.r way. to Russell, Kan. A bullet
grased her arm, making a flesh wound.
From testimony of witnesses It was de
cided that th shooting occurred In Plk
county. Illinois, befnr th train had crossed
the Mississippi river, and th prisoner was
tonight taken to rtttsfletd. county S't of
Pike county. He wnt without requ sltlon
papers, and continues to deny having killed
Warner and wounding the other passenger,
although his identity lias been Sworn to by
You will want your favor
ite newspaper, The Omaha
Bee, to go along with you.
It is better than a daily
letter from home. Before
leaving give your order to
have The Bee mailed to
your out-of-town address
The address may be
changed as often as you
wish. Telephone 897 or fill
out and mail us the blank
Ploaso havo Tio Daily and
Sunday Boo now going to
sent until , lOOB, or
until further orders, to address
( Outrof. town address)
Chinese Beyeott la Yokohama.
YOKOHAMA. Aug. t a. Th boycott
tgalngt Avlc tjut rtJ hwe, tf CU-
oirerea them by a firm that ban mhu
cntorluir to the wants of tho people of
Omnlin and vicinity for the Inst twenty
years. Whon we lnnujrurnted this
HURAT CIIALLHXUE KALE we were
tletprniiiKKl to make it the greatest ill Id
unimer milo that we ever held, and our
hopes have been more than realised. The
large array of bargains, the big assort,
mont and the advantages or our easy
payment system have been the IrresUt
able attractions for the buying public.
Many people have anticipated their
household needs, hate made their pur
chases now aud will have the goods de
livered later. Remember, a little dowu
secures for you today goods that when,
the fall ensoh opens will cost you eon
tdernble more. The old adajje, "A dol-'
lar saved Is a dollar earned." was never
more applicable than at the present time,,,
Bed Room Sets, Imitation mnhog-any
or solid oak, in assorted mirror mates.'
finest cabinet work, all highly finished,
worth rejrularly f.Vl.OO, during Great
Challenge Sale $27.r.0.
Kitchen Safes, made of well seasoned
wood, firmly constructed, well finished.
during Orent Challenge Male $4.00.
wardrobes, large and roomy, firmly
constructed, during Oreat Challenge
Iron Beds, choice of patterns, with or
without brass, worth up to $9.00, during
ctrent Challenge unle $4.90.
Ladles' Desks, choice of finishes, piano
polish, beautiful patterns, worth nt to
$12. ,'.0, during Great Challenge . Sale
Combination Bookcases and Wrttlri
Desks, golden oak, quarter-sawed, or
Imitation mahogany, highly polished:
handsome interior fittings, worth up to .
$2o.OO, during Great Challenge Bale
Mantel Folding Beds, golden oak. ateel
springs with heavy coil supports, well
finished, worth $24.00, during Great
Challenge Sale $12.75.
r ive-piece Parlor Rets, mahogany fin-
Ishcd frames, velour or damask uphol
stering, spring edge, tufted back, artistic
designs, worth $.V)00, during Great
Challenge Sale $27..r0.
Cobbler Rockers, highly tollshed
frame, genuine leather seats, golden onk
and mahogany finish, three patterns to
select rrom, worth up to $5.00, during
Great Challenge Sale $2..'iR.
Sideboards, beveled mirrors, large and
roomy compartments, highly polished,
one drawer velvet lined for silverware,
worth regularly $24.50, during Great
Chnllenge Kale $14.50.
Kef rlgern tors, closing out the entire
line. $10.00 values, $fl.R0; $15.00 values,
$D.75; $20.00 values, $13.50.
Go-Carts, only a few more left You
must come quick if you wish to get one
at a bargain. $12.00 values, $t!.50;
$15.00 values, $150; $20.00 values.
$12.75. Folding Go-Carts as low aa
Gasoline Stoves at greatly reduced
prices. $7.50 values, $4.75; $10.00 val
ues, $5.00; $15.00 values, $!)50.
Ingrain Carpets, atrlctly all wool; 75e
BrusseU Carpets, choice patterns; $1
Art Reversible Rugs, 0x12 slse, $4. MS.
Brussels Rugs, new arrivals, 0x12
In our Ladies' Department. Big cnt
In Wash Good. All must be sokl In
the next three weeks.
Ladles' ix.oo, $10.00 and $12.50 Linen
Coats now $4.08. (See 10th street win
dow.) Ladles' $10.00. $12.00 and $15.00 Wash.
Butts now $0.50.
Ladles' $5.ii0. $7.50 and $10.00 Wash
Bults now $2.CS. v
Any Ladles' Hat In the bouse, $1.M.
(Values tip to $7.50.)
Must make room for fall goods.
In our Men's Clothing Department
I'rlces on summer good cut to the
quick In order to make room for our
Men's $10.00 aud $12.50 Outing Bolt
Meu'i rUraw Hata at one-half former
Men' BOc and 75c 1'nderwenr ROe.
Men's 7' and $1.50 Fancy Hhlrta at
4.1c and WW-.
Men's 15c Hose (five pairs to a cus
THE PEOPLE'S STORE.
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