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'THE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1007.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA
Office, 10 rearl
WATER QUESTION PRESSING
VWUUUil VBMUUK f all at UUBKir HIT UCIIUI Ul
INSURANCE MEN DEMAND ACTION SOON
Coanellmaa Knndaen Believe II line
Plan for an Eqnltnhle Ml
' '"' Meat of Difference Brlnffi
"'.' 2:ieratead or no Kleratead, the water
I works question has to be settled and set
i. tied without much further delay," stated
Con noil man Knudsen of the special water
j works committee yesterday. The delsy of
Expert Klerstead tn presenting his repnri
J to the committee la not at all pleasing to
the members of that body, and they have
decided that It Is time something definite
"... baT dona In the matter.
Tba special water works committee of
, the- Klty council, cons;lne of Councilme
, Wallace, Olson, Knudsen and Hendrlx, will
meet Saturday afternoon with the execu
tive committee of the Commercial club t '
I talk tho situation over. Councilman Knud-
sen. It is said, has a proposition to mak
which he believes will be a satisfactory
, solution of tba question and will be. fur. i
Alike to the whPT works company and the
citizens of Council Bluffs. Exactly what
this proposition Is Mr. Knudsen decllnea
I to make public nt this time.
. . The recent Are on implement row. which
completely destroyed, th warehouse and
ktock of the Vnlon Transfer company, dem
r castrated, as previous conflagrations In
,r that district had, that the fire" protection
' In that part of the city waa entirely Inade-
q via to owing to the smallness of the water
mains. Local representatives of the In-
f S'irance companies which were losers by
p the recent and other' fires in ' the Itnple
ment district are up In arms and are de
li Tnarrding that the city council take Im
mediate steps to Improve conditions. Two
weeks ago the attention of the executive
...committee of the Commercial club was
r. called to the matter by a representative of
the Insurance companies, who urged that
the ' committee take steps to compel the
city council to bring the water works mat
ter, which has been pending for three years.
r to some conclusion, so that the water works
r company could be placed In a position
't where it could make the needed Improve
r nients In Its service.
' Councilman Knudsen stated yesterday
' that while Expert Klerated's- report un
. . doubtedly would be useful in many respects
" in coming to an agreement with the water
. works company, he. for One, now fully
realized that municipal ownership was out
'' bf the question. "While I have always been
t and. am. still under certain conditions a be
liever in municipal ownership, I . now re
, ,allze that it la out of the question so far
as ' this city "is concerned, at the present
' time, at least. I realise also that this mat
ter has been pending long enough and that
the people of the city are. entitled to a
t settlement of the question without further
delay. I have strong hopes that the meet-
lng next ' Saturday between the special
' water works committee, of which I tit a
member, and the executive committee n"
'the Commercial rluh will h nmriurttv rvf
J food, result,:' tis saldV i '' ' i
, . Low Price on Hilihcr, V
Men's tour-buckle arctics (Hood), $2.00.
Men's all rubber arctics, $1.60.
Men's Alaska "Bostons," 11.00.
LAdlea' two-buckle arctics, $1.23.
'' Ladles' Alaska "Bostons," 80 cents.
' "Ladles' storm rubbers (Boston), 48 cents.
Misses' storm rubbers, 40 cent.
Children's storm rubbers, $5 cents.
- ' This discount on all kinds of rubber goods.
DUNCAN ft DEAN, 21 Main 8U
Ender's dollar safety raaor will shave tha
' toughest beard. No stropping or boning.
Swain ft Mauer. Council Bluffs.
-' - HUlarit In Sorry Fllarht.
' Stafford Hlllard. claiming to be from Mis
souri Valley, was found yesterday morning
about 9 o'clock lying In the yard of the
- Washington Avenue school building. He
had been there the entire night, was wet
' to tha skin and thoroughly chilled through
and in a weakened condition from exposure.
" 11a was' taken to police headquarters,
where he waa attended by City Physician
- Rica..-Hlllard said he had been slugged and
' robbed of $30 by a companion Tuesday night.
In substantiation of his story he displayed
1 a cut over his right eye and his face waa
' covered with mud. Ilia clothing was eoak
" lng wet and plastered with mud from head
Hlllard said that he had been but re
cently released from tha Douglas county
all in Omaha, where he had been arrested
Taa Day Ton Bajrta TaMnf Osenrolaiea.
Xhat Dag iui Cur Begin,
Tkt C4 Lmtr Oil Mmmltim -far fimallmc.
.. , The Properties of hs Ingredients srt
nssoerbuildini. Nourishing-, Sustain-
GUAIACOL Antiieptic, Gertn-de-.
. Btrrying Catarrh-curing.
GLYCERINE Soothing, Heating,
,. LIME AND SODA Bone-building.
It is s Chemicallr Purified FOOD
. Pleasant and Palatable.
It is an APPETIZER Stimulating
Desire lor Food.
It is a TONIC Promoting tha
Functions of the Digestive Organs.
Phyiicisns use in their Own Fami
lies and Prescribe in their Private and
,( Hospital Practice, the
For CONSUMPTION, CATARRH.
BRONCHITIS. SCROFULA. ANAE
MIA, MALARIA, PNEUMONIA and
all PULMONARY COMPLAINTS.
WASTING DISEASES OK YOUNG
AND OLD. and for those GENER
vAlwsys Uniform in Quality, it Is
Speedily Digested and Assimilated.
T rw nnv.l.i.nti ft f n lnwaina.
'He Recuperator in Coection
ill suuivsuaj v j utmj ar se.siiiaj.
It brings back Flesh and Strength
to those recovering from any Diseases
Thoie who take Ozomulsion enjoy
Buoyant Health. ,
Ur-icticii! Results are Obtained after
the First Dose.
Trtrra r two tiaea 8 ot. and lt-os. Bottle
tk l-oa-tnuls ia armiad in T laagaagrs oa each,
HI Pine St.. New Tork.
St. Tel. 43.
for passlmf a worthless check for $.10. He
sJd ha went to Missouri Valley Tuesday
morning and came back that night with I'M
with which ha Intended squaring tip the
check deal. His companion, with whom he
traveled trom Missouri Valley, he Insisted
si u need and robbed him, but he waa un
able to account for his pretence In the
The police are Inclined to believe that
Hills rd celebrated the new year too liber
ally, but at the same time are Investigating
his story aa to being slugged and robbed.
Van Brunt vehicles have won their spurs,
their reputation Is established, the quality
known, so no one takes any chances on
buying any vehicle with Van Brunt name
plate on them.
Ohio nut at $8.25; beached washed egg
nt $6.80. Try a ton and convince yourself.
Brtdensteln ft Smith, Fourteenth avenue
and Sixth street. Both 'phones lsl.
28 PER CENT DISCOUNT ON FRAMED
PICTURES. COUNCIL BLUFFS PAINT
AND GLASS CO., MERRIAM BLOCK.
Chnrrh trniai f the City.
'Rally meeting were held In several of
the churches last evening to make final ar
rangements for the house-to-house visita
tion to be made today preparatory to the
union revival meetings to be held the Inst
hree weeks of this month.
The canvass of the city will be made by
iver 200 workers of the several churches
of th city, who received their Instructions
at the meeting Inst night. By this method
It is expected to secure as completely as
possibly what might be termed a church
census of the city. The Information gained
in the canvass will be used In the future
for the better administration of the city's
religious work by the pastors of the vari
ous churches and denominations.
The canvassers last night were provldr
with uniform blanks for securing the d
sired Information and with dodgers an
nonnclng the revival meetings.
For the purpose of the canvass the city
has been Ivlded Into eleven districts.
Combination gao and electric chandeliers
and the celebrated Welsbach Incandescent
gas burners. Why not see, us before you
buy; We can certlnly please you on price
nd quality of goods. Stephan Bros.; 529
Commercial Clab Meeting . Falls.
The failure of President C. W. McDonald
to put In an appearance at the monthly
es!on of the Commercial club scheduled
for Inst night cost him the price of a box
of cigars. He, however, ws not the only
member who' failed to attend, as th Meet
ing hud to be declared off for lack of a
quorum. About a baker's dosen showed
Up. and while they were waiting for the
others who did not coma Secretary'. Reed
thought It was only right that as the presi
dent was numbered among the absentees
he should set up' (he cigars to those who
put In an appearance, so ha sent out for a
box of Havanas and had them charged to
Mr. McDonald's account.
GET INTO LINE, BOYS; THE SKATING
IS FINE, BOYS-YOU CAN GET A GOOD
SKATE ON. NOT A SATURDAY NIGHT
SKATE. BUT A FAMOUS BARNEY . ft
BERRY'S FOR THE REDUCED BUM OF
49 CENTS THIS WEEK ONLY. PETER
SEN ft BHOENING CO.
. Redaction In Price of (in. -
In sending. out Its bills for the last month
the Citizens Oas and Electric cumpany an
nounces the reduction of the price of gas
from $1.45 per 1,000 cubic feet to l.st. and
a further reduction of 10 cents per 1,000 feet
provided the bill Is paid before the ISth of
the month, thus making the price of gas to
consumers who are prompt In the payment
of their bills $1.28 per 1.C0O cubic feet.
This. reduction Is In accordance with tha
agreement on the part of the lighting com
pany when granted a new contract by the
city for tha street lighting.
A. Metsarar Co.
New Location of Wholesale Bakery.
IK Mynster Street, Council Bluffs, la.
Home-Made Bread a Specialty.
Licenses to wed were issued yesterday to
Name and Residence.
B. L. Gerber. Omaha
Dora Waxman, Omaha ,
Harry Davis, Council Bluffs....;
Eva Williams, Council Bluffs
Harry L. Bolan, Monmouth, 111
Edna Nelson. Woodbine, la,
Carl Brockman, Pottawattamie county..
Fannie Bpalt, Pottawattamie county
J. F. Walter, Council Bluffs
Lulu E. Scherer, Council Bluffs n
Sea Btephan Bros, for the latest and bast
Inverted burners. K West Broadway.
N. Y. Plumbing Co. Tel. ISO. Ntgbt COS.
MIKOR MESTIO. '.
Stockert sells carpets. ' . :
Fine engravings at Leffarfs. '
Ed Rogers' Tony Faust beer..
Plumbing and heating, Blxby SV Bon.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director, 'phone ST.
Woodrlng Undertaking company. Tel 839.
L. Rosenteldt Co. for pure wines, liquors
and cordials. SIS Bo. Main 8t.
$S photos at $3 dosen till January 10. Wil
liams Studio, opposite postoffica.
Day and evening sessions. Western Iowa
college. Midwinter term Jan. t
DIAMONDS AS AN INVESTMENT.
TALK TO LEFFERT ABOUT IT.
James Nlcoll, Jr., and Reed FUcklnger re-
j turned yesterday to the State university at
Attorney A. W. Aakwlth left last evening
for Boston on legal business. Ha expects
.to b gone about two weeks.
beautiful and Ornamental gas burner,
the YVelaba.cn chick lamp, complete, ll.Jo.
Stephan broa.. kJt West broad way.
Miss Lenna M. Lesmon will leave Friday
for Las Crucea, N. M., whore she has ob
tained a poIU on on the Klo Grande He
publican. Illinois nut coal, delivered, (5 per toa.
William Welah, IS North Main street. ' Tel.
IM. Yard Uuhth street and Eleventh ave
nue. Tel. 77.
Dr. J. F. Walter and Miss Lulu Scherer,
both of this city, were married last even
ing by Rev. Henry DeLvng at his residence
ou Kst Broadway,
High grade granite work, from the best
Barrtt imported grunltes, lettering, carving
and tracing. Hue monumental work a
specialty. Buveley Lane, 17 ttt Broad
way. Ovorge Carter, 24 East Pierce street, who
has boen III for several months, was re
ported yesterday to be lu a critical oon
dltion. with but small hopes for his re
covery. WATCHES. CLOCKS AND JEWELRY
REfAIMEU. I DO TUB WORK XITBELF
AND ttLE THAT IT Id DONE RIGHT.
O. MAUI HE. iiS W. BROAD WAT, JEW
ELER. - D. 8. Kerr baa merchandise for exchania.
farms for salo, sll kinds of cay pruoerly
' S WiaVTO
Congressman Walter I. Smith will return
today to Waalilnglun. He will bo accom
panied bv Mrs. touilth and they do not ex
pect ta b home again uutll the close of
ta ecwltfu In March.
Mrs. Bill Hall caused the arrest yesterday
iM her liutbar.ii an aasauli and ba'tery
charge, filed n the court of Justice Field
Hull gave bond in the asm of tuv for his ap
pearance neat Monday.
Harry L. Bolan of Monmouth. Ill , and
Irvuua. pciwiq ot rvuuuunie, I a. , were mar
riod in this city. Lbs coratuocy fcelug pvr
formed by Rev. Henry DeLong at Ms office
In the county courthouse.
The funeral of the late Charles M. Bald
win. 2011 Fourth avenue, will be held this
morning at 10 o'clock from the Fifth Ave
nue church and burial will be in Forest
Lawn cemetery. Florence.
Justice Field performed the marriage cer
emony yerterday for Harry Davis and Eva
Williams, both of this city, and Carl Brook
man and Fannie Spalt. both of Keg Creek
township, Pottawattamie county.
I am In the market to buy too tons of mV
chinery Iron, 300 tons stove iron. 20 tons
of rubber and 10 tons copper and brats.
Write for prices before you sell. J. Katsl
man, 80S S. Main St. Both 'phones 6&0.
C. K. Hesse of the Tulleys-Heasc Invest
ment company of this city. Is arranging to
open a bank In Winnebago, Neb., one of
the new towns on the Great Northern ex
tension from Sioux City to Ashland, Neb.
FUR ADVICE AND JUDGMENT ON
GOOD C1QAR8 OO TO MALUNEY, 30
PEARL ST. HIS STOCK OF CIGARS IS
COMPLETE. TELL HIM WHAT YOU
WANT AND YOU'LL GET JUST THE
CIGAR TO SUIT THE TASTE.
The case of William Wlllett, charged with
threatening to do his wife, who Is suing him
for divorce, bodily harm, was taken on a
change of venue yesterday from the court
of Justice Gardiner to that of Justice Feld,
where Wlllett will have a hearing next
. Mother' Vincent and Mother Magdalene,
accompanied by six sisters, went yesterday
to Ies Moinea, to make the final arrange
ments for the opening of St. Katherine s
home, an institution similar to the one in
this city, to be conducted by tha Sisters
of Mercy there.
H. S. Jon", former city passenger agent
of the Burlington In this city, has been
promoted from, division passenger agent
with headquarters at Burlington to gen
ral pasnenger agent of the southwest di
vision of t no same road, with headquar
1 ters at Kansas City. .
H. E. Rice, owner or a big farm neai
Pender, Neb., Is In the city visiting hib
brother, City Physician N. J. Rice. Mr.
Rice says northwest Nebraska never wit
nessed such a corn crop as last year.
Muny farmers have thousands of bushels
of corn for which they have no room in
their ci lbs, piled on the ground.
While -out hunting Tuesday W. F. Cook
of Pleasant street found in a cornfield
near South avenue a box containing a
quantity of cheap Jeyelry. The box had
evidently been snipped by Hill ft Hill of
Belmont, la., to a nrm in Fremont, Neb.,
and probably had been stolen from a
ft eight or exprevs car. Mr. Cook turned
lie box over to the police.
Thomas H. James has been appointed
.dmlnlstrator of the estate of the late T.
J. i'roup of this city, on application of the
.sldow.' Troup, while employed as a brake
man, was killed by a Great Western train
in South Omaha October 15 last and the
appointment of an administrator is for tho
purpose of Instituting suit against the rail
road company for damages lor his death.
S-im Sugh. an Abyssinian, who claimed
to have been brought to this country as a
rider in a urcus, nut was "nitched" at the
end of a veaRon on the Pacific coast, struck
Council Blufts yesterday in search of a
consul representing his country. Sugh was
broke and hungry, but Insisted ha was no
beggar, although he did not refuse relief
In the shapo of a collection made up at
the court houae for him. DesDite the cold
ness of the atmosphere, Sush did not have
any more clothes on him than the law or
decency prescribes and he was wearing a
gunnysack over his shoulders in lieu of
an overcoat Ha was advised to cross the
river to Omaha, where consuls were more
pit'nurui tnan they were In Council Bluffs.
SERIOUS OFfENSE ALLEGED
Asjeel Mia Aocnsed of Assnnltlns;
Younar Girl nt Keola Mod.
NEOLA, la,, Jan. . (BpechU Telegram.)
t-N 8.. Flshburn, aged 6J years, pumpman
for the Rock Island road at this place, but
whose', home 1a m Knoxvllle, la.; was ar
rested, this morning on charge of criminally
assaulting Ellen, the 11-year-old daughter
of a farmer.
The .assault is alleged to have occurred
about) 6:80 Monday evening, but tha facta
were suppressed until today, when jthe ar
rest was made, according to he story of
the state, Flshburn has .been, offering
presents to many little girls and for this
reason his actions have been watched. He
was detected by a traveling man, who tried
to break open a dour between them. The
little girl is so nervous that she cannot tell
what happened, but Is suid to be recovering
so that sha can probably testify at tha
preliminary hearing of Flshburn, which
is set for this afternoon. .
Flshburn has a wife and daughter, who
are temporarily living here with him. Tha
family of the child live near town and she
was here to attend services of New Year's
eve at the. Catholic church at tha time the
assault is said to have occurred.
At the preliminary examination it was
shown that Flshburn was guilty of only
attempted assault upon tha daughter of
the farmer, but the evidence brought out
another case against the r.ian and charges
were Immediately filed accusing him of
going further with .the 8-year-old daughter
of a resident of Naola. These charges will
be pressed as soon as the first case is dis
posed of. In default of $1,000 bond Flsh
burn was sent to Jail at Council Bluffs
to await the action of tha district court.
MURDER AND SUICIDE IN IOWA
Harrison Dreggs of Little Slows Shoots
Womaa aad Eads His
"' Owa Life.
MISSOURI VALLEY, Jai. Jan. I. (Spe
cial Telegram.) This morning about S
o'clock Harrison Dreggs shot Lucy Way at
Little Sioux and committed suicide.
Dregg's wife died about a year ago and
since that time Mrs. Way, who did not live
with her husband, has beeu helping Dreggs'
housekeeper. Amy Oladson, care for bis
family of even chijdren. He has been
attentive to her and It ia alleged desired
to marry her, but she refused.
This morning she went to the home of
Dreggs. and entering a bedroom started to
comb her hair. One of Dreggs' children
saw him follow her Into the room. A few
minutes later the housekeeper tried to enter
the room, but could not get tha door open.
Calling the 17-year-old son of Dreggs, they
forced the door and found It was held by
tho body of Dreggs, who was lying dead on
the floor. Tha woman was lying across
the bed. A bullet had penetrated her eya
Dreggs was shot In the temple.
Shortly after tha death of his wife Dregga'
mother died and what property sha had
was left to him to the exclusion of brothers
and sisters. This alienated him from his
family and as he was a cripple unable to
work he could not raise the money re
quired to probate the will. These facts
caused him to be despondent and may have
contributed to the causes for tha deed.
McCren Saceeeds t'nssatt.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 1-James Mc
Crta of Pittsburg, first vice president of
the Pennsylvania lines neat of Plttsburx,
was today elected president of the Penn
sylvania Railroad company by the directors
of the latter corporation, to succeed tile
Ista A. J. Caaaat t.
A Skin of Beamy i a jo rorataf,
T. Folia Oouraud'a Oriental
Cream or Mogloal Booutlfler.
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CONTEST OYER CREAM RATES
Small Oretaerioi 'VTint Bodnoed Charcot
, oa the Shan Hank
BIG ONES WANT RATE ON LONG HAUL
Senator Allison LeaTes for 'Wash
ington to Reanma His Patles
In the I'nlted ttntra
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Jan. l-(Speclal ) Tomor
row the Iowa Railroad commission will take
up the question of fixing a rate on cream
In the state. The raising of the question is
a signal for a big fight between the big and
little creameries of the stste In which the
state dairy commissioner Is siding with the
small creameries. Tha Beatrice Creamery
company Is trying to get a lower rate on
shipments of . forty to 100 miles. The small
creameries are endeavoring to prove to the
railroad commission that a lower rata on
the distances of forty to 100 miles without
lowering It on shipments up to forty miles
will enable the big, centralised creameries
to drive the little creameries out of busl
nesa They argue, too, that the big cream
eries will put down the price they are pay
ing for cream as soon as the little fellows
re squeezed out. Iowa makes 00,00,0.0
ootinds of creamery butter which, at New
York prices. Is worth nearly $26,000,600, and
the question of a freight rate en cream Is a
vitally Important one. Tha Beatrice Cream
ery company asserts that It Is shipping
most of Its cream from the southern part of
the state, where there are no small cream
eries, and that unless It can get a cheaper
rate from that section of the state It will
have to pay less for the cream there, and
that a lower rate Is In the Interests of the
farmer who sells his cream. Representa
tives of the railroads will oppose the low
ering of the rate and are taking the sams
position as that of the state dairy commis
sioner, thdt a lowering of the long dis
tance state rate will help the big central
ised creameries, but will be against the
best Interests of the small creamery and
will operate to drive them out of business.
Barber Plant Is Destroyed.
Fire today completely destroyed the plant
of the Barber Asphalt company located
here, and greatly damaged the machinery.
Tha total loss Is $6,000. The buildings were
all of frame, the chief loss being the as
phalt and other materials used In preparing
the substance for laying as pavement.
Would Force Case to Srate Conrts.
N. T. Guernsey, In federal court, today
made a motion that the damage suit of
the Agar Packing company against the
Rock Island railway for discriminations In
freight rates be thrown out' of court on the
plea that Its proper place Is in the state
courts. lie asserts that the suit Is between
members of one state. The' suit Is for $350,
000. It Is asserted In the mb'tfbrt that th
complaints are of a violation of the state
law and not the litters tata commerce law.
Cowalt to California.
Hon. John Cownle of the State Board of
Control left today for California with Mra
Cownle for the benefit of her health. She
Is suffering from asthma.
Kendall. Has Been Sick.
Word reached this city today that Hon.
N. H Kendall had been very sick at his
home in Albia, which accounts for tha
delay In filing the minority report of the
Legislative Insurance commission. The re
port is expected to be filed now in a few
Allison Leaves for Washington.
United States Marshal Qeorge M. Chris
tian today received a letttr froiri Senator
Aiiisou, in which lie slated that he wouid
leave today for Washington, It is under
stood that the caucua of the Iowa delega
tion on federal appointments will now ba
delayed till after tha re-election of Senator
Dolllver by the Iowa legislature.
Frst Step In Fight Todnyt
Tha first step In the legal fight over
Mrs. Jennie Huegle taking the position of
county superintendent of schools of Polk
county was taken today when Attorney
John Halloran, acting for County Superin
tendent Thornburg, requested County . At
torney Brennan to begin legal proceedings
in quo warranto to force Mrs. Huegle to
show her qualifications for the office, the
claim being made that Mrs. Huegle Is not
In possession of a first grade certificate,
as required by law, .
Bill to Reanlate Baby Farms.
At a meeting of the officers of the Iowa
Humane society, with attorneys of Das
Moloes called for next Tuesday night, a
bill will be drafted to provide for stats
regulation and supervision of tha maternity
homea of the state.. A oo remittee will also
be appointed to take charge of tha mat
ter of securing the passage of the bill at
the' coming session of tha legislature.
Many Pensioners Are Dropped..
Although more than 700 pensioners have
ben droppod from the. list in this' district,
W. V. Wlllcox, United ' States pension
sgent, declared this morning that he had
on hand more than $2,0C0,0u0 to pay off the
claims for this quarter. Tha total amount
of disbursement will not amount to $2,000,
000, but reaches a figure within a few hun
dred of that mark. t
Want Carnegie Donation.
The resident members of tha Drake board
of trustees met this noon at the Chamber
lain to consider the ways and means of
going about the raising the necessary $30,
000 for the securing of the Carnegie dona
tion for the erection of a library.
The members to (he number of fifteen
took lunch and then retired to parlor B,
where the discussion was continued. It
will ba attempted to raise the entire $30,000
In Des Moines, tha first $20,000 having been
donated by people outside of the city.
Iowa Sews Xotes.
BIOUX CITY-Robert Hsgan. a hack
driver, waa sentenced to five years In the
penitentiary today for committing an as
sault upon a young woman he was driving
home from a party in nis cao.
IDA GROVE Officers for tha Ida Countv
Meat Producers' association were elected
today as follows: President. W. K. Van
Wagoner; vice prenldent, 8. M. Corrle;
treasurer, J. W. Reed; secretary, A. Bykes.
ELKADER Fire damaged the Masonic
block In McGregor yesterday to the extent
of Sl.OuO. The amount was covered by In
surance. The blase started In an unknown
manner In the rooms occupied by the Busi
ness Men's club.
KNOXVILLF-New Tear's day was
marked by the announcement that lull
Kaufman had failed for f.0). His store
waa the largest men's furnishing estab
lishment in this city. The assets will
cover 75 per cent of the Indebtedness.
KNOXVILLB-Whlle her children wore
playing merrily about the kitchen, where
fhe was preparing the New Year's dinner,
Mrs. John Dubt-s, wife of a young fanner,
took a dose of strychnine, staggered to the
bed. where she died ust aa her husband
rushed to the- door, summoned by the
frantic cries of the children. No rtsaon
Is known for the deed. The young woman
left a huabund and six children.
LE MARS Boland aV ,' Brsndley. a firm
of lawyers here, have been retained to
stsrt a suit fur damages against Mr. and
Mrs. Moses Kuuffmnn of Sioux Kull-T-S. I.,
alleged to have caueed tho death of their
servant, Agnca Port-Is, for who alleered
murder Mrs. KaufTmait will soon be brought
to trial. The girl's parents have been
spandlng the holidays , here and dsclded f
sue fur punitive and exemplary daumgi-a.
reported tha amount asked will be
Binlai ktobs ChnaTeo.
U8 ANGELES. Jan. t While General
A. R. Chaffee and the members of nis
fnuuily ware at dionsr Usl evaning a
hurelar entered his home and escaped with
Jewelry vslued St $1.00. A maid discovered
th- burglar standing In a brilliantly lighted
room. Vpon her approach he turned out
the ItKht, sprang through a window and
IRCN TRADE IS STILL ACTIVE
Tremendous Rata of Consamptloa
Kxpeeted to Continue nt Least
NEW TORK, Jan. 1-The Iron Age to
morrow will say: The conviction Is general
throughout the Iron Industry that tha pres
ent tremendous rate of consumption will
continue during the first half of the cur
rent year, coupled with prevailing gen
erally profitable prices.
There are many who are acting on the
belief that work for full capacity t rres
nt or even better prices Is assured for
the whole ot the year 1907.
The Iron Industry Is, however, passing
again through one of Its frequent experi
ences of being caught unawares by a
rapidly expanding consumption, followed
by a feverish activity, to provide adequate
producing facilities, which at first fall Into
line disappointingly slow and then make
themselves felt surprisingly suddenly. That
may make Its appearance during the sec
ond half of 1907.
In Its last analysis the course ot events
In the second half of 1907 will depend, first,
on the crops, and. secondly, on the ability
of our country to finance the betterments
and enlargements of tts producing and
transportation facilities. Time only can
tell as to the first, while as to the seenrd
we may have ample warning through long
continued tightness of the money market.
The holiday week has not sensibly af
fected the activity which has characterised
the markets for some months. In the
eastern pig iron markets there have been
further sales ot basic pig Iron and some
round lots of foundry and forge Iron have
been placed. Aa yet nothing haa been don
In the way of purchases of large lota of
foreign foundry Iron for agricultural Inter
ests In the west.
Tha report Is current that two western
roads have placed ordera aggregating 90.000
tone for 1908 delivery, which may be in
terpreted as meaning that so much rolllr.g
capacity has been engaged.
Among the sales of structural material
"is a lot of 4,500 tons for five buildings In
Ban Francisco. It Is believed that during
the current year a large tonnage will bo
required for tha stricken city. This Is In
line with the earlier expectations that the
true demand would not develop until a
considerable time after the disaster.
Grim Reaper Bnay at Kearney.
KEARNEY, Neb., Jan. .-(Spec!at Tele
gramsThree deaths occurred In this olty
and vicinity on New Year's day. The flrat
on January 1, 1907. In this part of the
country was John O. Peterson, who died at
6 o'clock In the morning. Mrs. Walter
Nichols died half an hour later, and at 11
o'clock In the evening George Cornell
passed away. Mr. Peterson passed away
just aa he was about to arise at 6 o'clock
In the morning. He had complained of
feeling bad and his death was unexpected.
He was 73 years of age and his death was
caused by heart trouble. Mr. Peterson
settled on his farm about two miles north
west of the State Industrial school about
twenty-five years ago and had reaided there
ever since. He was born In Sweden. Ha
Is survived by a wife and five children.
George Cornell, an old resident of Kear
ney, died at his honie at 11 o'clock Tues
day night. He was 72 years of age and
one of the old settlers In this county, hav
ing located on a homestead east of the
city about thirty years ago.
After being ill for three weeks Mrs. Mar
garet Nichols, wife of waiter Nichols,
died at her home four miles north of Gib
bon at 6:30 Tuesday morning. She was
!7 years of age and had lived there several
years. Death came aa the result of periton
itis. She Is survived by her husband.
Mrs. Jnlln Elisabeth Conardon.
Mrs. Julia Elisabeth Congdon, mother of
Isaac B. Congdon, a prominent attorney,
and ' Mrs. J. R. Lehmer, 318 North Twen
tieth street, died about 8 a. m. Wednesday
at the home of Mr. Congdon, 1911 Chicago
street, from an affection of the heart. She
was $8 years ot age and had been a resi
dent of Omaha for many years, her hus
band having died here about six years ago.
Mrs. Congdon had been In poor health for
nearly a year, but had been confined to
her bed only two weeks. The funeral will
be held at 1:80 p. m. Friday from the resi
dence of her son. 1911 Chicago street, when
the services will be In charge ' of Dean
Beecher of Trinity cathedral. Interment
will be private at Prospect Hill cemetery.
Edward C. Relabardt.
Edward C. Reinhardt died Tuesday at
Wlsa Memorial hospital at the age of 47
years. Mr. Reinhardt had lived In Omaha
thirty-seven years, coming here from Sa
vannah, Oa., his birthplace. He was edu
cated In tha local public schools and was
for a long time In the cigar bualneas In the
city. He had been an Invalid seven years.
He leaves a wife and three sisters. Mr.
Reinhardt was well known In Omaha, as
until the time ha was confined to hla room
by nervous debility he was a member of
the Owl club and was known to all as a
prince of good fellows. 'Every one knew
him as Relny.
Mrs. Oscar B. Williams.
Relatives have received word of tha
death In Monrovlo, Cal., yesterday of Mrs.
Oscar B. Williams. Mrs. Williams la sur
vived by her husband and two sons, who
were with her when death came. She had
been taken to California in the hope of
restoring her .health, impaired for soma
time. Details of the death and funeral are
not yet at hand. Mrs. Williams was Miss
Rogers, a member of one of the old families
Mrs. Marcella t'avannnajh.
Mrs. Marcella Cavanaugh, aged 66. died
about 7 a. m. Tuesday at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Albert F. Moore, (24 South
Seventeenth street, after a short illness.
She wss a widow and la survived only by
Mrs. Moore. The funeral will be held at
9 a. m. Thursday from St. Phllomena's
cathedral and Interment will be had at the
Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
1 General George A. Bell.
WASHINGTON, Jan. J. Brigadier Gen
eral George A. BelI, U. 8. A., retired, died
at his residence in this city today. He
was a native of Maryland and was gradu
ated from the military academy In July,
ISul He was brevetted four times for gal
lant conduct during the civil war.
WASHINGTON. Jan. J. The president
today announced tha reappointment of Wil
liam 11. Mackey, Jr., to ba I'nlted States
marshal for Kansas.
Extract of Beef
Hlic by" peril under conditions absoluUIy
clean aai acalthful,(rn tb choicest cattle,
raised (or that parous oa the Company's
frcat (anas la South America.
The most concentrated form of beef lewdness.
For forty years the first.
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with a weak, lame, tired, aching back, it is time you
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CHANCELLOR WRITES LETTER
Von Baelovr Tells Why German Govern
ment Wants a New Reichstse.
SOCIALISTS AND CLERICALS UNDER BAN
People May Expect Reaction to
Follow Mlarnle of Mob and
lie . la Opposed to
BERLIN, Jan. l-Chancellor von Buelow
today disclosed the motives and acts of the
government In dissolving the Reichstag in
a vigorous election manifesto which took
tha form of a letter to Lieutenant General
von Liebert, chairman of the managing
committee of the Empire league, formed
to combat the social democrats. The chan
cellor explained that he had a double pur
pose in appealing to the country, namely
to free the government from the depen
dence on the clerical party and to strengthen
the liberal groups In the Reichstag, so that
they, In combination with the conserva
tives, may successfully oppose the growth
and destructive power of socialism, and re
Referring to the socialistio danger, the
Not only are its communistic dreams of
the future hostile to civilization, but so
are Its means for realizing them by mere
brula force. Any tendency toward reaction
lo be found anywhere in Uermany is due
to the aoclallsts undermining the popular
conceptions of authority, property, religion
and the fatherland. The sword of Bona
parte followed Robespierre, the simple citi
zen who became mad drunk with tne doc
trines of liberty, equality and fraternity.
Honaparte nud to come and free tne rencn
people from the terrorism of the Jacobites
As to C'hnrch.
Repelling the. intimation of the clerical
party that the government meditated plans
against the freedom of the church, the
chancellor said that in many Catholic coun
tries the ctiurch was not so well treated
ss In Germany. No representative of the
federated governments thought of Inter
fering with religious equality before the
law, or with fre-!dom of conscience, or
contemplated the exercise of pressure
against the Catholic faith.
Tha chancellor announced that his politi.
cal battle for tha time la:
Fight for the honor and prosperity of
the nation against the social democrats,
Poles, Guelfs and Centerlsts.
FRENCH BISHOPS WILL MEET
Plenary Conncll Called to Assemble
This Month In Former Hoyal
PARIS, Jan. 1 A plenary council of the
French bishops to discuss the situation of
the church In France has been summoned
to meet January 16 at the Chateau de la
Muette, where Louis XVI and Marie Antoi
nette passed their honeymoon.
Ameer Visits India.
LAUDIKHANA, British India, Jan. 1.
The ameer of Afghanistan, Uabld Oullah
Kan, with a formidable retinue, arrived at
this frontier post today on his way to pay
an official visit to India. Repreaentatlvea
of tha viceroy, tha earl of Mlnto, and an
escort of British troops, met tha ameer
Conrt Chamberlain la Dismissed.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. $. Prince Paul
Dolgorukl, a prominent liberal and a
brother of tha former vice president of the
lower house of Parliament, has been dis
missed from the court chamberlalnship.
Strike at Copenhagen.
COPENHAGEN, Jan. $. The street car
service here wss entirely suspended today
owing to a strike of tha employes of the
lines for a 25 por cent increase in wages.
BLOODHOUNDS NOT TRIED OUT
Doas and Their Owaers Fall to Ap
pear, Latter Getting- Cold
No bloodhounds were tried out Wednes
day by the county authorities according to
schedule. Dark rumor says those who
were to present their dogs for the test were
suffering from an attack of "cold fesf
after the result of the test of the Lincoln
hounds. Dr. J. B. Fulton of Beatrice wrote
to the commissioners that be c-uld not af
ford to bring his dogs to Omaha, but would
be glad to teach tha prospective master of
tha hounda tha proper way to care for them
if said master would come to Beatrice and
undergo the instructions.
Calvin A. Lowell, deputy sheriff of
Lincoln, wrote that press of work and the
necessary expense wouia prevent til in from
bringing his dogs to Omaha. He referred
to tha failure of the Lincoln hounds and
declared that his dogs would iuet aw such
were finding out about Umega Uil.
Go ahead and try it, anyhow.
Once in a while Omega Oil fails to
cure a very bad case of long stand
ing, but there never
was a case where it
failed lo give relief. Be
fair about it, and give;
the Oil a chance. Have
your back rubbed with
it every night for a
week or two. While you
are using the Oil, be care
ful not to strain the back,
and if you can, you
should not do any hard
work. The rubbing
should be kept up about
ten minutes or more
each time Omega Oil
is applied. A bad back
longer treatment than a
mild case, and you must be pa
tient. Weak back is sometimes
very stubborn, but Omega Oil
will be found to work wonders.
Three sizes: 10c, 25c, 50c.
end. His dogs are the southern blood
hounds. He turns them loose on a track:
and follows on horseback. They have fol
lowed a man - who walked for two blocks
on a wire fence In trying to throw them
off the scent. Taking to water, he says.
does not fool his dogs, for they search
one side of the stream thoroughly and then
swim across and hunt tha track on tha
The Farmers' Protective association will
hold a meeting and It may be decided what
action to take on the matter of getting
ESTATE OF A. J. CASSATT
Late Magnate Leaves Property to
Widow .and Three Children la
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. J. Counsel for
the estate bf the late A. X Cassatt Issued
a statement today to the effect that Mr.
Cassatt, by his will, left his entire estate,
to. Mrs. Cassatt and in equal shares to hla
children. The children are Captain Edward
B. Cassatt, Robert K. Cassatt and Mrs.
W. Plunkett Stewart. Mrs. Cassatt, tha
three children and the Fidelity Trust com
pany of Philadelphia are appointed execu
tors of the will. No value Is set on tha
Hot gprlaas, Arkansas.
Owned and controlled by V. 8. govern
ment. Leads all cures and pleasure resorts.
Fine winter climate; 200 hotels at all prices.
Write Bureau of Information for book.
Month Dakota "lews Notes.
YANKTON Citizens here are shoveling
their (lrst snow of the season, the "beau
tiful" having corns down several inches
YANKTON The vital statistics for the
month of December show over forty births,
which is ten In excess of any previous
month on record. In the same period the
deaths were only twelve, so that tha show
ing for the county is an excellent one.
YANKTON Citizens of this place are
stepping up lively on the Yankton & South
ern railroad bonus of $100,000, on whtoh
fledge the sum of $35,000 was rained In two
lours without solicitation. Fremont Hill,
a promoter, has asked for this sum with
the completion of the road, half of which
is to be paid on .he completion of the
bridge and the balance when tidewater la
reached by the road in Texas. The money
Is being raised by asking for one-twelfth
of a man's tax assessment and appears to
meet with popular approval.
Defeated OWoer Kills Himself.
BOSTON, Mass., Jsn. J. Depressed over
his defeat for re-election aa a renter ot
deeds, an office which he had filled for
twenty-five conaecutive years, Thomas
Temple committed suicide today by Inhal
ing illuminating gas.
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL
raw Veople Know How Tssful If Is la
rrsssraing Health and aanty. .
Coats hoL.'.i ao Try.
Nearly everybody knows that charcoal Is
the safest and most efficient disinfectant
and purifier In nature, but few realize tts
value when taken Into the human aystem
for the aame cleansing purposes.
Charcoal Is a remedy that the more you
take of It tho better. It la not a drug at
all, but simply absorbs tha gases and Im
purities always present In tha atomach and
Intestines and carries them out of tha ays
tem. Charcoal sweetens the breath after smok
ing, drinking or after eating onions and
other odorous vegetables.
Cbarcoul effectually clears and Improves
the complexion. It whitens tha teeth and
further acts as a natural and eminently
It absorbs the Injurious gases which col
lect In tha stomach and bowels; It disin
fects the mouth and throat from the poison
All druggists sell charcoal in one form
or another, but probably the bast charcoal
and the most for the money Is In Stuart's
Charcoal Lozenges; they are composed of
tha. finest powdered Willow charcoal and
other hurmless antiseptics in tablet form
or rather in the form of large, pleasant
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Tha dally use of these lozenges will soon
tell In a much Improved condition of the
general health, better complexion, sweeter
breath and purer blood, and the beauty of
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A Buffalo physician. In speaking of the
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