Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 26, 1905, Page 9, Image 9
rilK OMAHA DAILY TUESUAV. DECEMBKR M. 1905. NEWS COUNCIL Office, 10 PmiI FIFTY .TEARS AN ODD FELLOW Member! ib ("oinoll Bluffs "tlebrtt Initia tion of Otieral 0. M. Dodge. TELEGRAM RECEIVED FROM THE VETERAN HI Inability- o Preswit, hot fdi Brat Wlihfi tn the ' Order sad Its Members In ' 'j .. Coanell Blaffa. Fifty year o yesterday etieral Oren vllle M. Dl(te. whom tlie rlUsm of f-ounrll Bluff love to hortoi, na Initiated pa a member of Counrll Bluffs lodge No. . Independent. OrdsY of Odd KHlows, and the members of the several lodges In thla city ohrervd Christmas day by cele brating the event with a special meeting in their temple, which ttiu largely at t ended. general j'lodge wjih nnable to be present 'Vl.itri th following telegram to Hon. Thnwiss Plowman he expressed his regreta to th ' pit-tjiWs of CVmnrll Kluffs lodge Hn. 11: '.'''.. I npprnclate the honor paid me bv the lodge i-Webratlng my fifty years' member ship and regret my Inability to be present. I "leas extend my thanks and mv congrat ulations lo the lodgt and ll the mem bers. 1 hop:. some day to be present and thank them In person. The principal address a delivered by Hon. Thomas Howinari. former congress man from the Ninth' dlrfvict. who In an Interesting talk, told of the eurly pioneer luys of CounrU Uliiffs- anil adjoining sec . tlon and the part: that 0nrnl Dodge took In Ita early, '.settlement.'.. Addresses were also made by M..F. Rohrer and J. F. Spar of llawkeye, Jode. as well art by several of ihe menibcis of Council. Bluffs lodge. At the plpse pf the morning the follow ing teli'ufam' Was ent Oeneral Dodge by .Messrs. -Jpowman and Rohrer on behalf of tlie inembtfia of the order In this city: Pteasy.' accept congratulations on the nice tlna'.heid today celebrating the tlftleth aiifirvenwry of your Initiation as a member of the, Independent Order of. odd Fellows. II1IIHTMA PABKS OW CUIKTI.Y Day Devoted to Home featherings la a Large Mrasnrv. With weather more like that of a balmy "lirliig day there was little outward Indica tion of t'lirlstma in the Bluffs yesterday. Hut few people during he daytime were to be fern, on the streets and it was evident that all whu could were enjoying a day of test afKr the busy, week Just past. In tlia e.vejijiuj, however, the streets became con siderably. Jin,i;e lively, the numerous dances aiid oilier enturtalninents, including the theaters, brlitflng out the people. The day was essentially one of home gatherings, although in the evening several uf the fraternal organisations had enter tainments . and Christmas trees for the inembor and their children. The Boat club diinve the Grand hotel brought out a large crowd, as did the dance at the Dodge Light Guard' armory. At the New theater "The Forbidden Land" amused an audience which, taxed the seating and standing room ' capacity of the house. All of the hotela served special ChrUtmua dinner, some of the menus being especially elaborate, and they were all well patronised. .uMiic i-iiy jail viuei jiiuninoiut reieaaa several "plain dnjnka" who had started in on the Christmas festivities a little In ad vance of time and a little too strenuously, In order that they might eat their Christ mas dinners at home Instead of behind the bar. At. the county Jail the dozen or more prisoners were treated to a good Christmas dinner. The children at the Christian Home and the Associated Charities' creche were not forgotten, and at both institutions the little folk enjoyed a good hrislmaa spread and a visit from Santa Claws. At St. Bernard's hospital the putlents had their usual Christ mas dinner and entertainment. To a certain extent holiday hours pre vailed at the postoffiue, but the carriers put in a pretty busy . morning .owing to the Slippers ' What Is nicer' for a present than a pair of Slippers? Men's Everetts In Patent Leather and Assorted Color. "Ladies' Juliets In Felt, and Quilted Satin, In As sorted Colors. Trimmed with "' t . . . , . Fur. A large assortment of Low Slippers. Men's, , .at The prices are right. 75c to 2.00 uad;e!;.. 50c to 1.00 DUNCAN SHOE CO, 23 Main Street Fine Repairing. COUNCIL. BLUFFS. Mr.. Sargent, the Shoe Man, Hjj a phrase in his advertising which w admire, and we claim the same thing for AIL THKKE OF Or It STORKS. lie say his. store Is a pU.' "WHKKK A CHILD CAN BUY AS CHK.tr AS .V MAN." Do you know SOME MER CHANTS ? do take advantage of a child ahd sell them Inferior goods? ' No one heed hesitate Mending their child lo our stores with prescriptions or tor any thing else we o;l, 'cause If there is any mKFKKKNCK in :our DF.FKRKNCE to customers. It Is In favor of the customer WHO IS NOT AS CAPABLE AS WE AS TO WHAT THKV WANT! VV have a, nice line of CHHIrtl MAS IIFTS. - . V. K DELIVER FREE. I'kiCk SCHAEFER'S E. T. YATES. Proprietor. Cor. Fit til avenue and Main street. C...imell Wuffs. la. Phone i Cor. Bu i.enth rind ,'iucago strwti', Oman; 'twenty-fourth su'd N streets. South Omaha. SCAVENQER WORK. I haul dead animals, (1 Ou per du-iJ Garbage, usnea, manure ana all blah; clean vaults and cesspools, work doae is guaranteed. Calls promptly attended to , . ; Phone. Ash-litti,'. J. H. SHE4LOCK. rvib- t All I OF INTEREST FROM IOWA BLUFFS ft. TeL 43. heavy Christmas mail, and the same was true at the several express offices. (.ROOM HM A STnEMOU TIME Flaallr Married After ataber of Anooylna Delaas. W. H. Voodard and Ella Damn, both of Falrmount. Neb. celebrated Christmas by coming to Council Bluffs and getting mar ried, but they had, or at least the groom did. a rather strenuous time of it before the marriage license was secured. On reaching here the groom-to-be telephoned H. V. Battey, clerk of ths district court, at his residence and requested him to meet him at the courthouse nd Issue the licence. Mr. Battey was preparing to go with his family to the Christmas services at tho Episcopal church, but ever willing to help make someone happy he consented to open his office to Issue the license. Now It happened that when Mr. Battey reached t'.ie courthouse Mr. Woodard and his prospective bride wera waiting his ar rival in the sheriff's office. Mr. Battey waited around for a time and finally con cluded that the couple must have changed their minds so he locked up the office again and Joined his family at the church. Shortly after he had left the courthouse Mr. Wood ard learned from Custodian Humphrey that Mr. Battey had been In his office and gone again. Realizing that something had to be done Mr. Woodard followed Mr. Battey to tne church, and through the assistance of one of the ushers got his attention. The license was finally issued, but then came the difficulty of securing a minister of the Methodist church to perform the ceremony. After telephoning all over the city Mr. Battey succeeded In reaching Rev. , Charles Mayne of Trinity Methodist church, ! and Mr. Woodard and Miss Daum finally , succeeded In accomplishing that which brought them to Council Bluffs. MIIM.KT SIX.KRS ARE WEDUKO Members of Mlllpaltan Company Made Happy. Miss Inex Lewis and Jean Bregant of New York' city Were married yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride's par ents, Mr. and Mrs. refer Lewis, 410 North Eighth street. The ceremony was per formed by P.ev. F. A. Case, pastor of the First Baptist church. In the presence of a small gathering of friends. The bride and groom were formerly mem bers of the Royal LillinuUan enmnanv. the former being 19, years of age and but 42 ! inches in height, while the latter, who Is 35 years of age, Is but four Inches taller. Miss Iewls was born In Denver but most of her life has been spent In this city, where she is well known. The groom was born in Styrla, Austria, and has been on the stage for fifteen years. Mr. and Mrs. Bregant expect to remain In Council Bluffs until the theatrical season opens next year. Boy Severely Injured. Alphonse Stewart, a 13-year-old lad from Blair, who arrived yesterday with his grandmother to spend Christmas with rel atives of the same name living at 1401 Ave nue A, was picked up about g o'clock last evening at the corner of Sixteenth street and Avenue A in a seinl-consclous condition and suffering from a scalp wound five Inches long on the top of his head and a severe bruise on the side of his face. The parties who found the boy lying beside the motor tracks conveyed him to a neighboring house and later he was conveyed to the home of his relatives. The young fellow declined to state how hf received his Injuries, but one theory Is that he was riding on a street car and finding that he was being carried past his designation Jumped and fell. It is not thought that his injuries will result seriously. Illinois Central CootHbates. Alderman Maloney received as a Christ mas present- yesterday an agreement from the Illinois Central Railroad company to contribute $8,000 towards the fund for de fraying the expense of widening and deep ening Indian creek. Tills Is the amount which the Illinois Central was asked to contribute, It having three bridges over the creek. " While the signed contract from the Reck Island company has not yet been received by Alderman Maloney, he has been as sured by the officials of the company that its centrlbution of $3,000 will be forthcom ing. The 1'nlon Pacific, which has been asked to contribute -',000, is the last tall, road to be heard from and it Is understood the officials of that road will give this mat ter their attention this week. N. Y. Plumbing Co. Tel. 50. Night. IM3. MIXOR MKVIIOV Davis sells drugs. Stockert sells carpets. ' Plumbing and heating. Rliby i Son. Dr. Luella Dean, Brown Bldg. Tel. K. Drs. Woodbury dentists, 30 Pearl street. Woodring-Schmidt, undertakers. Tel. 339. Leffert's improved torlc lenses give satis faction. Mrs. Charles I Caughey is seriously 111 with typhoid fever. Pictures for Christinas gifts. Alexanders Art Store. SU B'way. Results Our Specialty Eclli.se Collection agency, offices 1WJ Pearl Sf. Phone 1474. Big mid-winter tertr Western Iowa college opens Tuebday, January J, lWi. Empire renaissance gold moulding, pic tures and Humes. Horwlrk, 211 S. Main. Tel. 483. Ir. F. W. lH-ane and family are spend ing the holidays with relatives In Hast ings. Neb. . MUs Mattle Zentmlre uf Oakland is a Chrtxtmas guest at the home of Uv. and Mrs. Jdiiivs O'May. Dance every Thursday evening. "Only 15 cents. Get Busy Dancing club. New ar mory. Whaley's iirchestra. On your upholstering, feathers, ' mat tresses and n-paliing done at Morgan A WHno a. lj Soutu Main street. In the superior court today Judge Scott will take 1 1 tiiw (list, case on I ne nsslgu inent lor tiie Do 'i-mher term. State Senator C. (J. Saunders . has ap pointed .UI- Elizabeth All:najiperger as nia Memt;i-ajher ami private secretary for the coming reason of tiie legislature. Charles H. Conrad and Mrs. Esther M Koon. both ol this city, were, married yest-rday ut the. F'rxl Congregational church piirsiinagc by Rev. O, O. Smith. J.'I Osborn, a resident of Pottawatta mie county since 10.1, left yevterday for Houlrter. Colo,, where lie has- purcnased a farm and will euyune in 111 a raising or fruit. Mr. inborn recently sold hi farm of sixty-seven acres nve miles east of this rtty for $.",ou. - A burglar visited the home of Herman I'ffeit at 1 Ninth avenue Saturday night and secured two dUmood rings, a J tm-qiici.-e riii. a topns ring, a gold watch, I l in cjn and two dress o.ats The stolen ' property wan of the aggregate value of Vdui. I ne uurglar gained admission to tne basement and rescued Ihe- kttenen by cut ting out a pane! In the door trading from the cellar. Mrs. Surah II Hail, widow of Dr. Hart and motr.er of Ernest E. Hart, president of ihe rirst National bank, celebrated In connection witn Cnrlaimas day the eigtiim nnlvcrary of her birthday. As a unique reminder 01 me auapioua occasion ctgiitv of Mrs. Hart's friends wrote her. extending tlirir roiigratulaiitMis. inclden I tally these eighty missives of good will I were a complete surprise to jfieir re J cliiieat. I It juii have anything la trade advertise I it In the For Exchange column on The Bee ' Want A 1 pi.V. TEACHERS ARE DISPLEASE Antrt Dei Msiies Does Not Ds Esouch to Make ConTen'.ion a Saccsu. CEDAR RAPIDS AFTER NEXT SESSION Member of Kxerattve Committee to lie Chosen at the Present Meeting to Have the Deciding Ante oa Question. 1 From a Staff Correspondent.! DBS MOINES. Dec. 2o. (Special.) Cedar Rapids will put up the stlffest Kmd of a fight at the state teschers' convention, which opens tomorrow evening here, for the convention of next year. The conven tion was held at Cedar Rapids one or two years, but for the most part has been held annually at Des Moines. Cedar Rapids has never given tip the hope of getting the convention back. The place of holding the annual convention Is fixed each year by the executive committee of three mem bers. County Superintendent Z. C. Thorn burg of Des Moines will be chairman of the committee next year and will, of course, vote for this city. Trof. F. E. Bolton of the State university at Iowa City, It is claimed, will vote for Cedar Rapids and the determining factor will lie the mem ber of the execuilV' committee to b elected as a successor to Clifford of Council Bluffs. It Is claimed among school men that' there is dissatisfaction with Des Moines because the business men have not been more responsive in assisting to gel better railroad rats and because the hotels have not been more accommodating. Some of the school men claim that the Des Moines hotels and business men are taking It for granted that the association will continue to meet here and If they con tinue on the course are likely to get left. Some of the early arrivals to the conven tion are now In the city and It Is learned that the first matter launched Is a move to take the convention next year to Cedar Rapids. The man to be elected on the executive committee In place of Clifford will likely be from tho western part of the state. Will Sot Print Address. State Superintendent John F. Rigs will not have his address to be delivered be fore the state teachers' convention Friday printed In pamphlet form for distribution as has been the custom with other super intendents. The reason is that the strike of the Job printers has so thrown behind the printing of the state work at the Iowa Printing company's plant that the address could not he printed in time for distribu tion during the convention. Crime la Iowa Increases. According to the criminal report made by the secretary of state and Just sent to the state printer for publication, there were l.iffil convictions for the year end ing June SO, 190S, and 1.301 for the year ending June SO. 1904. There were fifteen murderers convicted during jsnfj and thir teen during 1904. The criminal record for the two years compared is as follows: 116. 1004. Felonies 542 .169 Misdemeanors 8"! 711 Miscellaneous IS 01 Total 1,861 1.301 The 1.3S1 convicted during the year 1905 were given ftO.3 years in Jail, 1.141.5 years In the penitentiary and were fined SIX.fiM, while the 1.8n for 1904 were given 57.6 years in Jail, 1,3:2 years in the penitentiary and were fined $114,631. There were 4S sent to the penitentiary in 1905 and 472 to the penitentiary" In 14. Of the fines Imposed S3,6t7 was collected in 190u and an expense Incurred of UTO.ltO, while in 1904 there was fftti.Mti collected and an expense of S4S3,ufl4 Incurred. May Seen re Airship. Secretary John C. Simpson of the Iowa State fair is negotiating to secure the Knabenshus airship as an attraction for the state fair for The airship has made several successful trips circling the flat iron building In New Tork among other feats. It Is proposed to have the ship make daily trips from the fair grounds to the capitol building, a distance of about two miles, circle the dome and return to the fair grounds. The ship Is sixty-two feet long by sixteen high. The directors of the state fair have decided to secure LiheraUl'a band as one of the attractions for the fair. The band was secured for last year, which was the first time a band from outside the state was had. It was a great success and so Is secured again. Committee Favors Reformatory. It Is learned that the legislative commit tee which has recently investigated the reformatories and prisons in other states will recommend a bill making the peni tentiary at Anamosa a reformatory where none but prisoners under 30 and first of fenders will be sent. For these the In determinate sentence will be recommended. The change of the Anamosa penitentiary, which Is i modern institution, to a re formatory cannot be made till the Fort Madison penitentiary, wheh is out of date and unsanitary, is remodeled and new cell houses erected, so as to accommodate all the prlsouers. Woald Fight Standard OH. Clifford Thome of Washington, la., is in the city and will hold a conference with Governor Cummins tomorrow on the ques tion of legislation to assist the oil men te fight the Standard Oil trust. They say what they want is a law compelling the oil company to sell oil for the. same price In all parts of the state and not to discriminate in one locality In order to drive competiton out there. Carroll for (iovernar. The Bloomlteld Republcan publishes an editorial boosting State Auditor B. F. Car roll for governor. According to custom, Auditor Carroll has a third term as state auditor cuming. and among his friends ii is generally recognised thst he thinks Very favorably of lontnuing in hs present offtYe. Powell Fathers BUI. Senator C. C. Dowell of this rlty will be the author of. the child labor bill, backed W the state child labor committee. A systematic agitation of the subject has been conducted by the committee during the past several months and it is proposed to bring all the pressure possible to bear to get a strong hill through the legisla ture. Crawabaw Dd. . James Crawsliaw, one of the. ihir car penters of the state house and who worked on the building from the first till the day of his death, died suddenly st his home here Sunday. He dropped dead from ap poplexy. having been in good health, seemingly, till the day of his death. He was well known by public men generally over the stale. Rr for Janaarr Meeting. AMES. la.. Dec. . Special.) Arrange ments have been perfected for the short course In agriculture to be given at the state college January 1 to it, and ex. Governor Horace Boles. Dr. Frank Oun saulus and Joseph E. Wing will be the chief lecturers outside of the regular col lege professors. The course Is given an- nually for the eneflt of famieia who are unable lo leave their farms for a longer period to attend college. Trophies and premiums of cash and merchandise amounting to l.',5i will be given in the corn contests. Qaestlon )alldlr of Taa Deeds. WEBSTER rtTY. Ia Dec. J6.-1 Special.) The question) of whether or not a treas urer's deed rt i the smallest infinitesimal part" of a piece of property constllutes a flaw Is bothering the property holders and legal lights of this city and community. Tax deeds have been thus given and pur chaser of such a deed has paid the taxes for the three years. Now the holder of the property is lighting In the courts on the claim thtit such a small part consti tutes no Haw on the title. Farmers are offering to give such deeds to anyone who will pay their taxs tor three years, the legal time given In which to redeem. A large amount of property has been bid In In this way by one firm, and suits are alniut to he started over the question. Iowa Farmer Rohhed. IOWA CITY. Ia.. Dec. 35. (Special.) Will Frantf. a farmer living near here, was held up south of the city Saturday by two tramps, beaten Into insensibility and robbed of his watch and a considerable sum of money. Mr. Frantz was driving home after spending the day In securing Christ mas presents and as he drove onto a bridge a half mile south of the city two men sprang up from beside the road one seizing, the horse's heHd and the other striking him on the head with a rock which he carried. When he recovered consciousness his horse was gone, and bleeding from his wounds he trailed It five miles to the home of Dan Mclaughlin. Horllcnl (oral Society Klertlon. HAMPTON. Ia.. Dee. '.-(Special )-At the meeting of the Northwestern Horti cultural society her the following officers were elected; President. C. O. Patto.n; vice president, Charles F. Gardner; . secre tary, C. II. True; treasurer. E. Blakeman. The next annual convention will be held in Charles City. Indian Froien to Death. SIOtTX CITY", la.. Deo. 2S.-John South wind, a giant Winnebago Indian, came over to Sioux City last night and Indulged In fire water. This morning he was found I on a sandbank frozen to death. ROYAL FAVORS FROM ABDUL Georgia Woman Receives a Rare Decoration from tho Knltan of Turkey. The sultan of Turkey has conferred a decoration on Mrs. Willis 8. Parks, daughter of Senator Bacon of Georgia. Senator Bacon passed through Washing ton several days ago on his way from New York to his home In. Macon, (la., after an ; extensive tour of foreign countries, during which he visited Constantinople and re ceived from the sultan the decoration of I Mrs. Parks. The order of which the sen ator's daughter Is made a member la said to be the same as that with which Mrs. Robert Ooelet of New York was decorated a year or two ago by the ruler of Turkey. Senator Bacon made a visit in Constan tinople this summer as the guest of Min ister Leischman at the American legation. During his stay he was invited to the pal ace for an audience with the BUltati. Con versation between the American legislator and his royal Jiost was carried on by means of an lnterpreler. In the course of the interview the sulj.in expressed tils de sire to confer an honorable decoration on the senator himself, btu was Informed that ( the L'nlted States government foroade Its I officials accepting decorations from foreign ' AiPiiinnf Tl, . 1 . 1. . . , m .....v. ,i,a. .ne - uiian iiiirii BUgKCnieo. that the decoration he conferred on the senator's daughter. Mr. Baoon accepted the honor. In addition to the decoration Senator Ba- ; con received also from the sultan two ' handsome china vases as gifts for Mrs. Bacon and the senator's other daughter, Mrs. J. Manley Curry of Macon. The dec oration is In the form of a rchment doc ument, and was brought to this country by the senator In a heavily sealed case. Sen- ' ator Bacon took It and the oiher gifts j with him to Macon.' j The conferring of the honor on Mrs. parks Is of particular interest, owing to the fact that Senutor Baron is a member of the foreign relations committee of the senate. j The acceptance of honors from foreign governments by members of congress Is vigorously opposed by many members of the house and senate. Senator Spooner la particularly emphatic in his objection to the practice. It was on account of this sentiment that Mr. Bacon declined the In vitation of the sultan to Join the order and substituted his daughter as the recipient of the honor. New York Herald. A Miraculous Esoupe from bleeding to death, had A. Pliuke, Nashotah. Wis.', who healed his wound with Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Be. For sale by Sherman a: McConnell Drug Co. WATCHES. Frenzer, 16th and IX'dge. Governor Wrlaht in Meranhla. , MEMPHIS. Dec. K.-Luke B. Wright, r.....v. ,1T , ui ki riiiiippincs. arrivea i today to spend the holidays at his home here. Governor Wright Is quite an op Umlxt as to the future of the Islands. As lo his plan he ia reticent. Regarding the reports that lie would resign his office and return to Memphis he said nothing further than that he had heard of the rumors but was unaware of the source from which they came. A8jtlrtjof Beauty Is m joy Forevor D R. T. Falls Oouraud'a Orlontal Oroam or Maglool Boautlflor lUanTt Tss. P! frecklM. 1. Is J'.iAl. . u4 !la D la Dkm 4 vtrv kltnUl Macitctlos. mm4 in tn r T vtut, u ! w hu-BiMt ' uxtll lltv.r Is pMMTif '"' asMpinoeewnir (til tt limtif ttat. Dr. L. 4 Stvrs Mid U , Imif t llit t: tea (a BMitLii -A yo IUI will bm tVfS n ' T.1. .... ... f ';"TT..V "w" " rwmwn mm mv amp sermnil SU LBf tjla prenanuioni." FT ! rf alldrnrU awi faaor tw iWart la tha fruua Sums, OaaaUs a4 Ktusp lERlLHOPBIS, r&. 37 Irit Jems SVt IrwYii O Colds Cured UUIUtllaT Bromo-Luc (eootali rOmO-Yf f Vn t&! nm iui 38 aulnlns) breaks upeolda la is baud la a few hours leaves ua bad afver-efipcia like Ovtnloe Prcparailooa a iima ibs won oaioslr safely-got box todayfrom your drug- aTlJlt. A lair -v m ilia a i . . ftUrl Ml. 4 (tut thaUb. rtcwU OOMTa.vf -e'j..:. LEWIS CUTLER MORTICIAN 28 Peart St. Pltooes, Res. 63. Offlct 97 TAr A , l .... a ttt e-i i a, a-sw 4itji:uaii i: uMirrn LATf tnSJ 4 DEMANDS "OF MINE WORKERS President i'itrhtll Ecdi . Letter to Htitdi of Anthrtcits Cosipsi. nECOCNMTION OF UNION IS ASK(D FOR Request Is Made for a e Hoard of Conciliation that Will He rn n I n Continually In Session. PHILADELPHIA. Dec. a.-The Press tomorrow will say: President John Mitch ell of the I'nited Mine Workers union has communicated with the presidents of the anthracite coal producing companies In regard to the demand the miners will unik for the continuance of work in the hard coal fields. It Is understood the letter Is in regard to holding a conference betwee-.i the committee representing the l'nlted Mine Workers and the operators. An tn what the operators will do, It has not been definitely decided upon. Besides asking for an eight-hour day, there are also to le presented other de mands. The most important and one that If adopted will mean the complete recog nition of the union Is the request that an entire new conciliation bonrd be formed, one that will always be In session and will go from place to place to settle dis putes. This request will meet with considerable opposition from the operators. The proposed new board Is to be coin posed of three members representing the miners and the same number represent ing the operators and a seventh member to bo chosen by the other six. nF.PMMATR IRO WORK KIM" "THlhK Hundred Thousand Builders 81 Aetv Scales In rf tork. XKW YORK. Dec. J. Noworkers eie happier today than the lfio.nno skilled men in the building trades when It was an nounced that every union, with the excep tion of the hotisesmlths and . hrldgemen. had signed a trade agreement of from one to three years to go Into effect on Jan uary 1 next. By this action the unions have officially repudiated the strike of the strurtural Iron workers.'' In many of the trades the prevailing wage will continue for the coming year. The wages of the house carpenters, however, will be Increased W cents a day and the. cabinet makers will receive an Increase of 22 cents a day, beginning next July. The trade agreements now date from January 1, instead of May, as heretofore. This step was taken because the employers do not want strikes on their hands on May 1 when the busy building season be gins. LARGEST SINGLESPAN BRIDGE Improvements In Bridge Building In Recent S ears Maura tbe ".ear Structure Possible. . The great cantilever bridge which is new being built across the St. Lawrence river at Quebec will Include the largest single j span ever erected In the history of the : world. It lse well understood among en- ! glneers that the true test of the magnl- ' tude of a bridge Is not Its total length as made up of many Individual spans, hut the length of the Individual span itself, and In this respect the Quebec bridge is pre-eminent. ' It reaches across the 8t. Lawrence river In a single span of l.aw feet. This Is nearly 100 feet .greater than the spans of the Forth bridge cantilvers, which meas ure 1,710 feet In the clear. Next in length Is the Williamsburg aiispensiou bridge, which Is LOW feet in the clear, and then follow the Brooklyn bridge. 1.5 feet, and the new Manhattan bridge, adjoining It, which will be 1,470 feet In the clear. Although the new St. Lawrence bridge will exceed our East rler bridges in total length of span, It will not compare with them In the magnitude of the traffic that It can carry. Its total width of seventy-five feet l not much more than half that of the Williamsburg bridge, which measures 1 gp feet over all and provides two eighteen foot roadways, four trolley tracks, two elevated tracks, two passenger footways and two bicycle tracks. As tho St. Lawrence bridge la the hist cantilever structure that compares In mag nitude and length of span with the Forth bridge, the latter forms the proper basis TO The 20th Century Limited Via the LAKE SHORE and NEW YORK CENTRAL . The Route of the Government Fast Mail Trains CHICAGO - NEW YORK 18-HOUR. TRAIN IT SAVES A DAY FROM LA SALLE ST. CHICAGO Leave Chicago at . Arrive Ne? York at W.J. LYNCH, A Leaving Omaha at 11 P. M. daily, arriving at Cedar Rapids 6:10 A. M.; Clinton 8:15 A. M., and Chicago 11:55 next morning. , "THE DEST OF EVERYTHING." Other Chicago trains at 8 A. M, 11:30 A. M., 5:50 P. M. and 8:38 P. M. City Offices, 1401-03 Farnam Street. of comparison. At the time that It was constructed t!ie engineets who were ie sponsible for Its design hud uiwoHitely nothing to guide them in the sv of long span railroad bridges, since nothl'ic ap proaching the proposed bridge In magni tude had hllh"ito !wcr v., ',.,-!! Mi ted. In determining h.ii section to use for the memhxrs of the entili-x ei a. It was de cided tu use the tuliiil'ir section, for t.c reason that it presented t'-.e silfTest anil strongest form for a giv--i weight of ms tfrial. It v.as ni.o derldi1. I" view of the fact thai .lbuormully high" win 1 stresses had t be provided for Ifl'ty-slx pounds' to the snuare fooli. to give a very pronounced batter rr inclination to the towers and cnntllevers. Both of these fr.i- j tures add -I gratly to the labor and cai of construction. In the IMerlni since the ' huilding of Ihe Forth bridge, we have learned that wind pressure on long sr.ni bridges are much leas than was supposed, being. Indeed, scarcely half as great Moreover, steel mills cvi now furnisli rolled rectangular steel In slies which wer; not obtainable when the Forth bridge wa built. Consequently. the ?t. Lawrence bridge is being built with Its rsmllevers and towers In ertlcsl pl'ines. and ihe materials used are entirely of standard shapes, such at can he rolled In the mills. Instead of the twelve-foot tubes of the I Forth bridge, we have built up lattice cords and posts and elghteen-lnch eyebars In the Quebec bridge, and the combined recult will be a structure relatively lighter ;rd cheaper to build and of unquestionably more graceful appearance thmi the far farced bridge across the Firth of Forth. Scientific American. Fatal Accident la Inillnita. FOHT WATKB. 1ml.. Dec. Si.-A horse studied to a buggy run into train No. ; at Delphos. O.. at R o'clock this morning and Henry Honhorst. his daughter Rose, HP n VI r During Ihe Holiday Sanson Tickets at one . and one-third fare for the round trip will be sold between point" ou tho 'Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Dates of sale are December 'J'J. l!3, J4, 2.", 30 aud 31, 1905, and .January 1, lM). ' IMum limit January 4. These low rates apply to all stations on the "St. Paul Road" regardless of distance limit. Ask the ticket agent about rates ami train i-erv ire, or write to I F. A. NASH, General Western Agent, 1524 Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb. NEW YORK OVER STATION 2:30 p m. 9:30 a. m. Passenger Traffic Manager, Chicago, I1L CHICAGO TRAIN VIA n'ld Mr Rwniey W. A Moinhoff. also a d.iiiKiiier of Mr. Ih'iihorst. err Instantly Mlll Tlx- rig st -tick ihe front end of sic tvi:ifre in' licmedlatelv lie hind the 'iigmo nod lite fK i ld ni in.: known t" tin lint") ire iinii the Inspectors In ih's ni) .lis. hi ereil a lossy curtain fas tened in the d.o-- of the car and sn Inquiry w.is M'fc.i.' tli'ii n Hie line Kulghls of I alninhn to Meet. !0!' FALLS. " IV. Dec R.-fSpeclal Telegram i in:ib rate preparations sre be ll. made by the KiUghts of CclunibuS of Hlou K.ills ii ml other cities for the Instal lation of a council of the order at Mitchell. The lieu council will lie Instituted on Sun day .l.tmrirv H. The Sioux Falls team will do th" wo'k In the first and second d-Krei-s. ht!c it Is pin nned to have the Bloux City team do the third degree work. Tho (run. -II at Mitchell will be the fifth of the onler to be established In South Dakota east of the Missouri river. Dr. Lyon's PERFECT Tooth Powder Cleanses and beautifies th teeth and ptirines tho breath. Used by people of refinement for over a quarter of a century. Convenient for tourists. PREPARED B'.' n NIGHT Rites FHOM QUANT CENTRAL STATION THE ONLY TERMINAL IN NEW TORK Leave New Yor at 3:30 p. nv Arrive Chicago at . 8:30 a. m.