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"THE OMAHA- DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1907.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA
Omc 10 rear!
' MINOR MKNTIOM.
Stockart 'Hi carpets. .
Fin engravings at Leffert'.
Ed Rogers' Tony Fauat beer.
Plumbing and heating, Blxby A Son.
I. wis cutler, funeral director, 'phone ft.
Wood ring Undertaking company. Tel 13k.
Muff City Maannlo lodge will meet to
night In regular session, when there will
be work In the third degree.
Council Bluff District Court of Honor
will hold Ita regular monthly meeting
Wednesday evening In Danish ball.
The damage ault of Charles Gregory
against the New Nonpareil company for
alleged libel waa settled and dismissed In
district court yesterday,-
The district grand Jury will visit the
Jails at Mlnden. Neola and Underwood to
day., Owing to .additional cases being
bi might before It. It la not likely to report
Stephen Pash; aged- W; died yesterday at
Ms hom, lho9 Fourth avenue. Ha leaves
a wife. The funoral will be held this
morning- at 10" o'clock from the residence
anJ burial will be In Falrvlew cemetery.
PCRWKOOD GUARANTEE AT JARVI8'.
In the divorce suit of Carrie M. Smith
against Fred C. Bmlth. In which the de
cree waa given the defendant on his cross
petition and the costs taxed to the
plaintiff, notice of appeal to ttie supreme
court was filed yesterday.
DIAMONDS A8 AN INVESTMENT.
TALK TO LEFFEKT ABOUT IT.
Fred Schlefler waa brought from Avoca
and lodged In the county Jail yesterday
by Deputy Sheriff Grace on a charge of
lewdness. The grand Jury is Investigating
the charge. An Information was hied In
the Court of J us tits Cooper.
We make the lowest prlci on picture
framing In the city. First class work.
Council Bluffs. Paint. . Oil and Glass com
pany. Merrlam block.
THK BEST PEOPI-B BUY OF JARVI8.
These officers were elected at the meeting
of the Pastors' association yesterday Morn
ing: President. Kev. James O May, Broad
way Methodist church; vice president, Rev.
M. W. Btarr, Ht. Paul a Episcopal churoh,
secretary and treasurer. It v. Charits
Mayne, Trinity Methodist church.
BUmVEISEK BOTTUED BEER 19
SERVED ONL.T AT FIRST-CLASS BARS
NO BAR. LADLi d WELCOME. JARVIS.
The Board qf 'County Supervisors eent
yeeteiuay- Ip allowing bills. Dillon Ross,
aa assistant county attorney, filed a bond
In the sutn.ot $Z,wO, With K. K. Hart and
J. P. liens as sureties. Huuervlsor Htienru
waa absent; being In attendance at the
funeral of Andrew Hunter, who waa killed
buturday by a Great Western train near
A beautiful 'arid 'ornamental gat burner,
the Welsbuoti ohlok lamp, complete, $L'A
Stephen Bros. 62S West Broadway. -"PHONE
JARVIS, 13U. EVERYTHING.
Bert Put man and Homer Hayden, two
of the Union. Pacific switchmen charged
with the theft of provisions from Pull
rAan. dining cars .at. the transfer yards,
pleaded guilty In police court yesterday
morning Hnd were fined S6 and costs eacu.
W. H. Wagner, the third man arrested,
refused to enter a plea of guilty and his
hearing waa continued until this morning.
' ALL .SIZES OF STORM POORS, STORM
BASH, STORM WINDOWS AND
WEATHER STRIPS . AT GEO. HOAG
A NO: 1 ARB JARVIS' LIQUORS.
-'At" the annual meeting' of the Council
Bluffs Mutual Building and Loan associa
tion last evening the reports showed that
the association had enjoyed a substantial
growth during the last year. Installment
stock earned S per cent, and the largest
amount In the history of the association
was- placed to the reserve fund. F. J.
Da, waa elected aa director for five years
ana the following officers selected: William
3. Levrett, secretary; J. J. Hess, coun
selor; F J. Day, treasurer.
.Sheridan and Rock Bprlngs, Wyo., coal
in stock; also all other grades. Fenlon
Wlckham Coal Co., 1U7 Pearl St. .- Both
'phones tii. ,
JARVIS SELLS ALL LIQUORS CHEAP.
County AttorneyHess and C. M Harl,
special' counsel for Pottawattamie county,
will go to Colorado Springe today, to UUt .'
depositions In the suits Involving the as
sessment of the holdings of the stockhold
ers of the Portland Gold Mining company
for taxation here and to examine the stock
books and other records of the corporation
aa decreed by Judge Green of the district
The. Portland comoany will ba rer
resented by Colonel C. G. Saunders of this
city, Tyson 8. Jjlnea and Governor Thomas
of . Deuver. .
la Hater's Yard All America Is Repre
. ' ; seated.
PYom mahogany rafted down the Emer
eon river to the humble pine of our Caro
lines, In brief, when In quest of lumber
or the .right sort art the right price. It will
dy you 'to take the trouble to have a chat
with me. 'I have the goods and I deliver
them, " 1 ' ' C. HAFER,
Council Bluffs, la.
Bonded whisky at jarvis storh.
i bttpmtetser bottlsd brkr is
iERVto ONL.Y AT FIRST-CLASS BARS
'' Marriage Licensee.
aiensea to wed were Issued yesterday tq
tb following: ;. ..') . .
Name and. Residence. - Age.
George F. Pflaatner, Council Bluffs 26
J'raocee Lewis, Council Bluffs 14
ohn Juergen. Honey Creek, la , 24
Jllarguerlte Reese, Honey Creek, la..... 21
Guaranteed under the Pare food
You' needn't be afraid
rub Omen Oil on a child'
throat or chest for Sore Throat
or Cold in Chest. It'i the best
thing you ever lawfor chil-
, . .
oren. it does them mst as
much good as big folks, and
II ,rUU I, UUIil UI U1C
most tender skin. It softens.
soothes and comforts any pain you apply
it to. ' You must try Omega Oil itself to
find out how good it is. You cannot
judge it by other liniments. Rub in a
iiiuc ui tu wnerever
there is. an ache or
pain, and the hurting
will, stop then and
the re. You may
doubt this before you
try it; but you won't "
doubt it after you try it.
have to buy.
bottje to get
ually one or
i w o rub-
Frc Sample Omera Oil
tea I Etccj sVOtUa.
; K ,
St. Tel. 4S.
TWO PLANS FOR THE VOTERS
Commit'. File Iu report on Water
norki with the City Council.'
ONE TO PURCHASE, OTHER NEW f RAf.CHIS.
Members of t'oancll Not on the Com
mittee Insist oa Seeing engineer's
Report la Fall Before They -Vote
As outlined In The Bee Monday morning,
the special water works committee at the
meeting of the city council last night sub
mitted a repot t based upon the findings
of W. Klersted, the consulting engineer,
suggesting recommending either the pur
chase of the present plant by the cfty, the
construction of a new plant , by the city
or the granting of a new franchise to the
water works company for a term of
twenty-five years, conditional on the com
pany contracting to carry out the exten
sions and Improvements In Its service de
clared neeessury by Mr. Klersted. The
communication from the special committee
Your committee has recnlved the report
of W. klersted on the vnlue of the preeen
water works system of Council Bluffs, th
plans and values of a proposed system anil
Improvements of the present system and
estimatn of rates, which said report Is
tiled herewith and made a part hereof and
transmitted to the city council.
TJiat your committee, on examination
of the report of said consulting engineer
and expert, find that said report shows a
careful and thoroush Investigation .of the
svstem of water works now in use In this
city and. of the needs of the city for Im
provements In the present system and re
quirements for any .new proposed system,
and that suid report is, In our Judgment, a
fair, Impartial and complete report upon
the matters required of said expert and
consulting engineer and in accordance with
the terma of his contract. ' And your com
mittee wonld recommend the payment of
the amount stipulated under tne contract
tit- said engineer. . '
Money Enqnxh to Buy,
That your committee with the mayor have
conferred with the treasurer and city so
licitor and have obtained from them an
estimate of the abality of the city to raise
the necessary funds in case of purchase of
the present water works system 'or the
construction of a proposed system, and the
report of said officers to your committee
asurcs it that the city has under tehe pro
visions of the lust legislature ahd the pres
ent laws sufficient funds to purchase the
present water works system at a price that
vould be fair to both the city and She
Vter works company, in our Judgment, aa
determined from the report of our consult
That your committee has also deter
mined from said report that under the ex
isting rates to private consumers, as fixed
bv the last water ordinance, there would be
provided with our present water works a
sufficient revenue and Income to operate
the en Id water works system; to pay the
interest on the necessary funds to be raised
with a surplus to gradually Improve the
system along the lines of Improvement sug
gested in said report of our consulting
engineer, an that in the future to gradu
ally pay the principal of the necessarily
bonded Indebtedness created by the pur
chase of such' water works system. Your
committee further believes that the essen
tial improvements above referred to can
be begun at once if the system of water
works is purchased as Suggested herein. -
That your committee find that the present
relations between the water works company
operating the present system and the city
are highly unsatisfactory and unsettled,
and that you committee believes) an amica
ble agreement can be reached between the
said water works company ml your' com
mittee as .to the sale and purchase or the
present water works system. . t
Your committee would therefore recom
mend that it be Instructed and authorized
by your honorable, body to enter Into ne
gotiations with the said water works com
pany for the purchase .of the present
water works system of this cty, and report
to the council such agreement for the pur
chase and - sale ' as can be negotiated, for
confirmation and submission to the people.
New Franchise an Alternative.
That in view of the fact that many of
our cltlsens and, perhaps, some of the mem
bers of the city council are in favor of
having the extensions and Improvements
recommended by the - consulting engineer
built Immediately, and . are in favor of
granting a franchise to the present water
works company operatln gthe wild system,
upon the condition of their making the Im
provements suggested and called for In the
report of our consulting engineer, we there
fore recommend that this committee t
further Instructed and authorised to nego
tiate with the water works company with
a view of obtaining the Improvements ad
vised by our consulting engineer and the
Immediate construction of the same by
granting a franchise upon rates and condi
tions which your committee may 'deem
reasonable and Juat, net exceeding the rates
to private consumers, based on the report
of our consulting engineer, which franchise
shall be for a period of twenty-five years
and which proposed franchise, when agreed
upon between Hour committee and the
water works company shall be reported to
your honorable body for approval and con
firmation, and which, with the proposition
for sale and purchase of the present water
works system, shall be submitted to the
people and at the same election.
By this negotiation, together and at the
and Drugs Law Serial No. 65.
and Cold in Chest
. r V
SV.ilU MMiiii.mSi I. Miiniin 4-Mi-iB ,
same time of a contract of purchase and
a frsnehlse. with condlthre for desired Im
provement of the water works svstem. and
1 y subm, Ing bAh proportions agreed up in
to tne ienpie at the same time, the expense
of negotiation and submission will be les
sened and the questions mors speedily de
termined. Want to See Report.
As soon as Clerk Papp hna finished read
ing the communication Councilman Ma
loney moved that it lay over until such
time as the special committee deemed it
fit to make public theComplete report of
Expert Klersted. "The people of Counc'l
Bluffs have to pay for thia report and I
feel that they are entitled to know what
It contains before the council takes any
action on It." said Councilman Maloney.
Councilman Bmlth, who seconded Mo
loney's motion, said: "It looks to me like
putting the oart before the horse for the
committee to come here and ask the coun
cil to take action In this matter when we
have not as yet seen Mr. Klersted's re
port, or been made, acquainted with its con
tents, except such fragmentary portions' as
Mr. Wallace has deigned to give out to
. After considerable discussion, during
which Councilman Wallace attempted to
defend the position of the' committee In
not making the report public. Councilman
Maloney's amended motion to refer ths
communication from the special committee
to the committee of the whole, which will
meet next Monday night and go over Ex
pert Klersted's report, prevailed.
After being amended so as to change the
boundaries of the Fourth and Fifth wards
the ordinance creating the 8e-entlT ward
-ut of portions of the Second precincts of
the Fourth and Fifth wards was passed
The change proved flulte a serloua boomer
ang on Councilman Smith, the father of
the ordinance, as by . changing the east
boundary of the Fifth ward and the west
boundary of the Fourth to Twelfth street,
Instead of . Ninth street, as originally con
templated. Councilman Smith becomes a
resident of the Fourth ward when the
measure goes into effect, which, however,
will not be until January 1. 1908. This Joke
on the councilman from the Fifth ward
was perpetrated by Councilman Knudnen
of the Fourth ward, who caused the bound
aries to be changed. Councilman Bmlth,
when he realised what he was up against,
tried to have the boundaries again charged,
but failed. During the discussion Council
man Younkerman moved to have the ordi
nance consigned to the municipal Waste
basket, but failed to secure a second.
The offer of 1300 from P. H. Wind for
the strip of ground owned by the city be
tween Thirteenth street and Indian creek,
at the rear of his planing mill, was ac
cepted. Patrol Driver A. Ixrenien offered
The offer of $500 from J. K. Cooper
and Julius Keppner for the strip of JUlev
enth street where It' enda between Fourth
and Fifth avenues was also accepted.
. Attorney R. J. Organ filed notice of suit
in Justice Greene's court against the city
for $75 damages for personal injuries al
leged to have been received by stumbling
over a "water cutoff on Harrison street
(luring one of the nights when the electric
l'ghts were not burning. The matter, was
rtf erred to the city attorney and judiciary
committee. v '
These saloon permlta were granted:' O.
L. Smith, 1028 West Broadway; Wilson
Clark, 1520 South Sixth street; J. B. Wilson,
1021 West Broadway; Dave Hill, 652 West
The council adjourned to Tuesday, Janu
ary 2f, at $ p. m. ...'I
Cleaning Out Bale.
Going to enlarge our quarters It will -be
24 and 211 South Main Instead of 211 South
Main we are cleaning out our old atoclt of
reduced prices so that we . can stock with
aa entirely new line. . Paints', wall paper,
pictures, etc., all at reduced prices. Bor
wick, 209 and 211 South Main. Don't mlsa
this cloan-out; lots of good bargain,.
Bee Stephen Bros, tot the latest and best
Inverted burners. t2t West Broadwa?4
PURE FOOD HEADQUARTER8 AT
N. T. Plumbln Co. TeL .. Night 60s.
Independent Telephone Meeting.
At the annual meeting yesterday of the
stockholders of the Council Bluffs independ
ent Telephone company , the following di
rectors were elected: F. J. Day, Dr. H. B.
Jennings, F. R. Davla, F. H. Keyes, W. H.
Kimball, E. H. Merrlam, T. Q. Turner, C.
A. Beno, Council Bluffs: G. A. Kellogg,
Missouri Valley. The directors In turn
elected the following officers: President,
F. J. Day; vice president, B. H. Merrlam;
secretary, C. A Beno; treasurer, T. G.
President Day In his report showeil that
up to date the company had expended
$288,701.01 on the work of construction and
that there were 2,100 telephones now In
operation In Pottawattamie county; that the
company had copper circuit connections In
all directions from the city and substations
at McClelland, Mlneola and In Boomer
township. . . ......
There waa a large attendance, many
stockholders from out of town being pres
ent The directors' room in the company's
building was found too small to hold 'the
meeting and it was held in Modern Wood
men hall in the Merrlam block. ,
Although the local members have aa yet
received no notification, a paper published
at . Woodbine, la., tho home of H. A. Kin
ney, president of the Southwestern Iowa
Independent Telephone association, an
nounces that a meeting has been called by
him of the organisation for Saturday, Janu
ary K, In Council Bluffs.
It is stated that President P. C. Holdoege
of the ptate association, residing at Rock
well' City, State Secretary C. C. Peering of
Boone and General Manager Hewes of the
clearing house maintained by the Independ
ent companies at Dea Moines wIlU be In
attendance at the meeting here.
W. B. Hewetson. ths home decorator, la
In the east studying up the new Ideas In
house decorations. New wall papers for
the spring are now coining In and old
stork and pictures are being sold at a con
siderable reduction. Be the panels now on
the store walla of the new M anal la. the
latest surfacing wall paper. W. S. Hew
etson. Maaonlc Tsmple. Broadway, Council
JARVIS' QOOD8 CURE A COLD.
ROBERT BURNS' IOC CIGAR. OLD
TIMES' tC and SPINA 10C CIGAR. ' MA
LONEY CIGAR CO., DISTRIBUTORS.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
Bee our show windows for granite ware
this week. Odds and ends sale on granite
ware that will make you buy. See price
la uur window. Swain sV Mauer, $36 and
JARVIS 1877 BRANDT IS BEST.
HIGHEST PRICE8 PAID FOR SCRAP
IRON, METALS AND RUBBER BT 1.
KATALMAN. 101 MAIN ST. 'PHONE KO.
JARVIS' WINS ARB PUREST.
The attendance at th union revival
meetings at the First Presbyterian churoh
last evening suffered somewhat on account
of the weathor. but nevertheless the church
was comfortably filled and the meeting was
a good on. Rev.. Mr. O'May took a his
them "A Bailor' Message." This evening
hi topto will be "Th Wicked Gate"
Arrangement wsr mad jesurduj fol
a woman' meeting Sunday afternoon at t
o'clock at St. John's Ijutheran church,
which will be conducted by Rev. Charle
Mayne, pastor of Trinity Methodist church.
At the same time a men' meeting will be
held In th First Presbyterlsn church,
conducted ty Rev. O. O. Smith, pes tor of
the First Congregational church. A meet
ing for children will be held Friday after
noon In the First Presbyterian church,
conducted by Rev. M. P. McClure, pastor
of that church.
CHANGE I HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT
W omen and Dertors Share Eqnally In
The annual meeting of the Woman'
Christian association, held yesterday aft
ernoon In .the parlor of the First Congre
gational church, brought out a tug and
representative attendance of the member
and resulted In the election of the follow
ing officers: l . .
President, Mrs. R. M. Sprague; vice presi
dent, Mrs. C. F. Kimball:, recording secre
tary, Mrs. Mlnta Gaines; corresponding
secretary. Mrs. C. G. Saunders; treasurer,
Mrs. F. 8. Thomas: auditor, Mrs. J. B.
Atkins; members of hoard of directors,
Mrs. M. F. Rohrer and Mrs. G. 11. Rich
mond. Mrs. O. 11. LucaS holds over aa on of
the auditor and Mrs. Waljac and Mr.
Carse aa member of the board of director.
An Important amendment to the articles
of incorporation was adopted, which places
the management of the hospital of the
association, henceforth to be known as th
Jennie Edmundsnn Memorial hospital. In
control of an executive committee com
posed of three ' member elected by the
board of directors of the association, and
three members elected by the medical and
surgical staff of the hospital. In the event
that some question may arise upon which
the executive committee cannot agree, it
shall appoint an .Arbitration board consist
ing of three members, one to be selected
by the association1 members of the commit
tee, a second by the medical .members and
the third by these two. The executive
committee take the place of the board of
hospital director composed of members of
tho medical and 'surgical staff.
The school for nurses, heretofore kntjwn
as the WomahV' Christian Association
Training school, will be designated as the
Jennie Bdmurvdson Memorial Training
school. Diplomas will be Issued to such
persona a the medical and surgical staff
ahall certify to lhe board of directors as
having completed! a prescribed course of
study and training, and such diploma shall
bear the seal of the corporation and be duly
signed by its president and the president
and secretary of -the medical and surgical
staff, and attested by the secretary of the
The election of .the medical and surgical
staff, which shall' consist of not less than
fifteen members, i. placed In the hand of
the board of . directors of the association.
The staff shall be composed of physicians
of the regular and homeopathic schools en
gaged in active practice of medlolne In,
and 'in the vicinity tf. Council' Bluff s. Ia.
No person shall be elected to the medical
staff who haa not been approved by a two
third majority ot. the existing staff within
one month prlor.jto such election. No
physician shall" be, elected to membership
on tho staff without the assurance that
said physician shall work for the Interest
and promotion of eeld hospital and Its
training school for 'nurses.'
The report of Mr. Thomas, the treasurer,
showed that th receipt -of the hospital
were $11,447 and the expense $10,906.40. The
building Tfor the-riew 1 hospital, toward
which J. D. Edmundson, formerly of Coun
cil Bluffs, now1 bf 'Dea Molnee, had donated
$40,000, had taxed the treasury of the as
sociation and 'necessitated securing a loan
from one of the banks, r .
Mr. C. G. Satirhders, who filled the un
expired term of Mr. C. F. Kimball as pres
ident. Stated In her annual address that
the .association h.ad recently received an
offer for the old hospital property at Ninth
street and Sixth, avenue, but it had . been
declined by the director. She said that
the board expected to1 dispose of the prop
erty by spring for, at least $1,000 more than
had beea offered, i . . '
Th report of tha secretary showed a
membership of 100, as follows: Five life,
eighty-one regular and fourteen honorary
Combination gas aiw electric chandelier
and th celebrated Welsbach Incandescsnt
gas burner. Why not see us before you
buy. W can certlnly pleas you on pric
nd quality of good. Stephan Bros., 62$
A neat window s,nd many nice thing In
It. Look In; there Is something In It you
want. O. Mauthe, 228 West Broadway.
JARVIS SATS J3EST NOT TOO GOOD,
A. Metagar it Co.
New Location of Wholesal Bakery,
ill Mynater Street, Council Bluffs, Is,
Home-Made Brerd a Specialty.
JARVIS SELLS GORDON RYE.
ICE CREAM AT WHOLESALE. WT3
TAKE ORDERS TO BE DELIVERED
ANT REASONABLE DISTANCE FROM
THE CITY. I. MUCCI, CO. BLUFFS. IA.
BOTH 'PHONES.-'' , 1
JARVIS STORE, 235 MAIN STREET.
Following the merging of th two Chris
tian Science churches of this city into on
congregation to be known a the First
Church of Christ, Scientist, of Council
Bluffs, articles of .incorporation of th new
organisation were Jiled for record yester
day! The Incorporators are: James O.
Jones. William H. ' Woodrlng, Lincoln R.
Hypes. Clarence A. Laubach and Charles
W. Tulley. The reorganised church will
hold It Sunday ervlie In Temple Em
manuel on North Seventh and will con
tinue to occupy the- reading rooms in the
Sapp building. The articles state that the
Incorporation. 1 .for th purpose of tha
promotion of (he. Christian religion accord
ing to the usage and tenet of the First
Church of Christ Scientist, of Boston,
Mas. - -
Annual 20 discount on mouldings. Alex
ander's Art Store.. SSt Broadway.
A large, new line of 1907 pattern in' wall
paper. Council Bluffs Paint. Oil and Glass
company,. Merrlam block..
WH1BKT, BOTTLE OR GAL. JARVIS.
p. L. KERR haa ISO acre Improved Okla.
farm to exchang for Co. Bluff or Omaha
residence. House on mo. paymenta and
for rent' Address, leg Bread way. 'Phones
417 and 0t Red.
aboa Store far Bale.
Will Invoice about $3,000.00, doing a good
business and making money. Will discount
25 per cent for quick sal. Duncan A Dean,
OLD CROW WHISKt. JARVIS STORE.
AN OLD and WELL-TIUKD REMEDY.
FOR OVER SIXTY TEARS
KM. WmitOVS aOOTaUVw ITBOT
has been used tor ever SIXTY YEAItS by
MILLIONS of MOTHERS (or their C'HIL
LKKN WHILE TEETHING, WITH PER.
Sect succs.b;3. it soothes th child
lOFTENS ths QL'MM, ALLAYS all PAI.V.
CUKKb WIND Col.lC. sod Is ths best
remedy for DIARRHOEA. Sold by Drug
mats In sviry tiart itt tae world. K blla
snrl atk for
DliUi. WLNSLOWa bOOTUl.NQ bVItlP I
CUMMINS URGES REFORMS
Bedaction in Tr.'-'gat and Tutttttt Bates
and Statewide trimaries.
STATEMENT OF THE STATE FINANCES
Assembling ef Legislator Find
Everyone la Good Hint? and Talk
. ef a Fight oa Dolllver Ha
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DE8 MOINES. Jan. 14. (Speclal.)-Gov-ernor
Cummins. In his message to th
legislature, which convened today, aside
from a discussion of purely state matters,
urged the legislature to pass a $-cent fare
bill; to pas a resolution asking congress
to call a constitutions! convention a
recommended by the recent Interstate sena
torial convention held here; a primary
election law along lines previously recom
mended by him; an Investigation of freight
rates, which he maintained have not been
materially changed In this state for elgh
teenyears and allow great discrimination;
a -reciprocal demurrage law; a law limiting
the hours of employment of railroad men;
prohibiting corporations from contributing
money to political campaigns; restrictions
on lobbyists; a direct Inheritance tax;
civil sen-Ice In state offices; an Investiga
tion of the municipal laws, and careful
consideration of Insurance legislation. A
large number of other purely state matters
were considered, each briefly, by the gov
ernor, such as recommendations for as
sistance to the Corn Growers' association,
more liberal assistance to the state fair,
publication of a roster of the Iowa soldiers,
on employers' liability act and other mat
ters. The governor discussed at some length
the matter of appropriations and state ex
penses. In which he shows that this legis
lature has a balance of $917,628 to appro
priate, to which can be added some minor
additions in the way of possible unex
pended balances. This sum is available
for what are known as extraordinary ex
penditures. The fixed expenditures of the
state the governor estimates a $B.594.300,
and the probable receipt $6,790,000, leaving
the state levy at the usual figure of $7,611,
826. Hltf summary la as follows;
Cash on hand January 1, 1907 $ 731.828
Estimated receipts 6,780,000
Expehdltures, Including balances.... 6,594,300
Balance January 1, 1909 $ 917,626
We have long tried the plan of unregu
lated caucuses and conventions, and the
defects discovered In this system have been
so manifest that there Is a universal de
mand for something better. I therefor
earnestly recommend, us I have recom
mended before, an efficient primary election
law. I recognise that there are differ
ences of opinion with respect not only
to the scope, but the demand of such u
law, but I sincerely hope that these dif
ferences may not be so broad or so funda
mental that they cannot be reconciled. I
have given much thought "to the subject,
but shall not impose upon you at this
time more than a statement of the essen
tial features which a primary election law
First, it should - embrace the nomina
tions of candidates of all elective officers,
whether state, county, municipal or dis
trict, including the office of senator of
the United States. Second, it should pro
vide for the nomination of candidate fur
these office by the primary vote, and
should not remit nominations, under any
circumstances, to a convention, except In
the event of a tie. Third, the primary elec
tion for1 all political parties should bo held
throughout the state on the same day
and at the same places. Fourth, there
should be soma fair teat of party amplia
tion. Lobbying and the Lobnylst.
My views upon lobbying and the lobbyist
are fairly well known, but I venture once
more to express them. - Corporations, as
weh as individuals, oftentimes have a dl
teot pecuniary or property Interest In
measures which are proposed before legis
lative bodies. When such measures arise
it is fundamental that they have the right
to be heard. To deny them the privilege
or submitting either fact or argument to
the men who make the laws would be
Intolerable In an enlightened - govern
ment. The lobbyist Is not and ought not to
be In good repute, and therefore I make
this distinction. He who comes before
you, fairly argues the case given to him,
submits his cose honesfly and goe his
way ia not a lobbyist, and the term, which
has become one of reproach, ought not
to be applied to him. The real lobbyist
Is the man who has no concern for, the
merits of the law which he opposes, v H
is the man who attempts to create per
sonal obligation which will influence votes.
He Is the mun who intrigues for combina
tions in which votes for or againBt one
measure are traded for votes for or against
another measure. He Is the man who pur
sues hia avocation behind locked doors and
In dark corners. He is the man who wants
to win, right or wrong, and puts his de
sire to accomplish this purpose above his
duty as a citizen. Such a lobbyist ought
not to be registered anywhere. He ougnt
to be abolished everywhere.
Direct Inheritance Tax.
I do not look upon a tax of that char
acter as a method for the reduction of
swollen fortune. . I view It solely as an
other effort to equalise the burdens ot
society. It ought not to be levied upon
small inheritances; but after the proper
limit Is passed there is no reason which
justifies a collateral Inheritance tax whiu.i
will not also Vindicate on upon direct
Inheritances. I earnestly hope that you
will interest yourselves in the subject and
take such action upon It as the best inter
est ot the state require.
Contributions by Corporations,
That it has become a custom with cor
porations of various kinds tt mako contri
butions to accomplish or defeat the nomi
nation of candidates for public office, and
to asBist In the election of candidates for
public office. Is so well known and hus been
so completely established that I nettd not
pause to prove Its existence. There are
many reasons, of the weightiest charac
ter, which demand an Immediate prohibi
tion against such misuse of corporate
funds, coupled with a penalty of Imprison
ment for the violation of the law; first,
the growing tendency to use money in po
litical campaigns Is subversive of the
fundamental principles of good govern
ment, for It not only destroys purity of
motive, but It overthrows the safety which
is always found in individual and Inde
pendent action; second, it is a plain theft
from every stockholder who does not give
his assent to the contribution, and the
misappropriation la peculiarly obnoxious
hecMuse It oftentimes puts the money of a
stockholder at work for a candidate whose
success tbe stockholder does not desire;
third, the practice gives the corporation
an influence in public affairs simply be
cause of the money contributed an In
fluence which is necessarily both aelflMh
and vicious. Corporations should, of their
own motion, rigorously exclude themselves
from politics, and the moat effective way
In which to give them strength to resist
temptation ia to fix a penalty for partici
pation, so severe that the honest course
will be the most attractive one. I recom
mend, with all my earnestness, the enact
ment of a measure upon this subject that
will stop at once and forever so odious a
misuse of corporate property.
In this connection I desire to submit
another suggestion. I recognise that there
must be some expenditure of money In
everv political campaign, whether for nom
ination or for election. Ther are legiti
mate purpose for which money ran be ex
pended, and to this extent, when con
tributed by individuals, there rsn be no
criticism of the practice. We will all
agree, however, that the expenditure of
money in political controversies has passed
beyond a fair and reaonabla limit.
Other countries and other states have at
tempted to restrict the uses of money
within honest bounds through that very
efficient corrective publicity. I think th
state of Iowa should do likewise, and I
strongly recommend a law that will re.
quire not only political committees, but
candidates for nomination and for elec
tion, to publish their expenditures.
In my message delivered to th Thirty,
first general assembly I had the honor to
recommend the passage cf a law that
would require railway companies to "sell
mileage books for 1.1)1 miles and upward
at a fUr rate of $ cents per mile, good
until ued." and I said In that connec
tion "If purchased by the head of a family
there la no reaon why it should not be
UK, d by any member ut the family." and.
again, ' Ui uutu a ho travel UlU 1 at
Runker Cocoa is made in an
ideal factory. Several years ago a fire
completely gutted our plant, and neces
gitAted entire rebuildini?. The entire
organization is on a more modern
Among many other features insiaiiea ai inai nme is a
grinding apparatus of such intense and titanic power that it
pulverizes the cocoa bean into a greater fineness than aiiy
other machine ever built
therefore i easier digested and more readily assirrulated. The fat
(cocoa butter) is sufficiently separated from the bean to assist ita
digestion. Ail the chaff and fibrous tissues and husks are completely
eurrunated, and the best cocoa in the world made of the best bean
in the vrld is the result. Made in accordance with the National
Pure Food laws. Sold by everybody everywhere.
RUNK.EL BROTHERS, Inc, Mrs,
present t too great a disadvantage as
compared with the man who travels much.'
A bill embodying this recommendation
rsed the house of representatives, but
the committee of the senate, counsel
for the railways contended that it waa
unconstitutional, because it authorised dis
crimination. The argument seemed to be
convincing, and although I do not concur
In the conclusion, I telt Impelled to lay
aside the remedy then proposed. It must
be assumed, therefore, that if those who
travel little are to he relieved of the unjust
burden which they now bear, the relief
must come through a general reduction
of all passenger fares. There Is much
reason to believe that in the western coun
try at least, passenger t radio at the present
rates is less profitable than freight traffic
at the present rates. The representatives
of the railway companies, during the last
session, insisted thnt the average actual
rate paid by passengers in Iowa was not
more than t cents per mile, some of the
roads showing a fraction higher and some
a fraction lower than 2 cents. In making
this computation arbitrary division of cer
tain large expenses wns assumed, and as 1
understand It, free transportation was not
This condition has been brought about
by the railroads themselves through mileage
books, credential and other reduced rates
to privileged classes. When it Is remem
bered that the vast majority of those who
travel a great deal pay but 2 cents per
mile and that the travel of all those of
our people who pay a cents per mile Is
necessary to bring the average up to 2
cent per mile, the extent of travel which
pays less than 2 rents per mile assumes
tremendous proportions. Granting, for the
moment, that It would be unfair to reduce
the revenue from passenger service a single
penny, it la still manifest that the adjust
ment Is hopelessly wrong. It costs tne
railroad company Just as much to carry
a passenger who haa purchased a 2,000-mlle
book per mile a it does to carry a pas
senger who has bought a single ticket for
100 nilles. Indeed. I think the former costs
a little more, for the use of the mileage
book entails more expense and the main
tenance of extensive bureaus for Identifi
cation, auditing and rebating than the sale
of tickets at stations. The only advantage
derived by the railroad company Is the
interest upon the payment In advance, and
this does not warrant any appreciable re
duction in the rate. . .
If the practice of making low rates for
excursions, conventions, meetings of as
sociation and the like Is unprofitable, the
railroad companies can eaHlly abolish It.
For my part I can see no Justice In the
custom which compels the farmer and his
family, or the merchant and his family, as
they go from place to place, either for
pleasure or for business, to pay a part of
tho coat for Carrying men to conventions
or to gatherings of any kind; and mush les
can 1 perceive the wisdom of making our
people pay, as they move about, engaged
In their ordinary affairs, for losses incurred
in taking train load after train load of
pleasure seekers to points of Interest or
entertainment or land seekers, as they
Journey to distant states In the hope of
finding riches that they could more easily
discover at home.
These things, however, are entirely within
the control of the railway companies. If
we give them an opportunity to take 2
cents per mile from everyone who rides
upon their trains In Iowa, and they avail
themselves of the opportunity, as they can,
their revenue from the passenger traffic
will not be reduced a single dollar. On
the contrary, according to universal ex
perience. It will be Increased. If, on the
other hand, the railroad companies, with
the right to demand 2 cents per mile from
all who travel. And It advantageous, by
reason of ulterior and extrinsic benefits, to
reduce the rates under certain circum
stances below the maximum and thus di
minish the average rate actually received,
they cannot assert that the law has dona
them an Injustice. I stand firmly upon
th proposition that the traveler are
abundantly able to pay their own way
while the burden I laid upon the people
who are least able to heir it. It la a dis
crimination which cannot be defended and
which ought not to continue. -
Th schedules and classifications an
nounced In 18fc? have not buen changed es
sentially during the eighteen yeais that
have since intervened. In the meanwhllo
the manufacturers and commerce of a-'ie
country have been revolutionized, and I
believe it to be true that the present ad
justment ot rates is grossly unfair to tho
manufacturers, farmers, stock producers
and distributers of the state. They do nut
have a fair and even chance In the strug
gle for business. It may be worth your
while to institute an investigation which,
with your plenary powers, might develop
many thing which the railroad commis
sion cannot discover, and would greau
aid In the adjustment of rates. As you
know, It is almost th Invariable custom
of railway companies itt bringing ship
ments of any kind Into the state to nmk.
rates to the state line and then add th
rate of. the Iowa distance, tariff to the
point of destination. This practice results
In great hardship to our manufacturers
and distributers In their effort to com
pete with their rival situated beyond the
Arrangement for Inanaaral.
The Joint commute of the house and
senate to arrange th Inaugural met to
night at the Savery and decided to hold
the Inaugural In the house chamber. In
accordance with the wishes of Governor
Cummin, at I o'clock Thursduy afterroon.
Rev. F. W. Hodgdon of Plymouth Congre
gational church will offer prayer, follow!
by a song by a quartet. Chief Justice
Weaver will administer th oath and tha
Inaugural address of the governor will fol
low, closing with a song by the quartet.
The reception will be held In the evening
t th governor' room at th state house
from S to 10, state officer and their wives
assisting th governor and Mr. Cummin.
Both th bouse chamber and th governor'
room will be decorated, but th Inaugural
pared will not be b.eld.
Harmony at Opening.
A harmony program was Inaugurated at
the opening of th legislature today. Stand
patter, Cummins men and democrats hob
nobbed together and Joked, and there was
evidence everywhere of an attempt to sat
Isfy everyone. The announcement of the
appointment of committees In th house Is
delayed for two or three days, and It Is un
derstood this 1 largely through an attempt
to satisfy all parties. Th democrat con
tributed lblr iart to th harmony program
plane than any in the world.
445 to 451 Wst 30th St, New York
by seconding the nominations for speaker
of the house and preslde-nt pro tern, of th
senate and other nomination made by th
republican. , The republican of the senate
voted to Will C. Whiting, the democrat!;
senator from' Monona 'county, th seat
which his father occupied for several ses
sions, and quashed the attempt to start a
contest against (Senator DeArmond, tha
democratic senator from Scott county, on
the ground that he waa Ineligible becaus
of holding the office of alderman of Daven
port. In the meantime stand patter and
Cummin men are busy telling people that
there is no real dagger of the defeat Ot
Senator Dolllver for re-election and that th
public mind I unnecessarily aroused.
Both house assembled at 10 o'clock, ac
cording to tha statutory requirement, and
organised by , the election of the caucus
nomination of th republican. The houaa
voted to hear th governor' message thtSI
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The enate tried to
fix It for tomorrow, but the house data pre
Following, the governor' message both
houses adjrurhed tilt totriorroW morning.
At the caucus of the house democrats to
day, Dodds of Des Molne was made chair
man and Do Mar of Davis secretary, and
In the senate Wilson of Clinton was mad
chairman and Moon of Wapello secretary.'
These officers were made the permanent
officers of Ui caaoun. .
' Where Is Senator Dolllver T'
The whereabout of Senator Dolllver la
a matter of soma Interest to numcrou
politicians "Stigare temporarily In thl
city and anxious concerning th probabl
appointment of a district attorney for
northern Iowa. It was announced In tha
press dispatches last week that Senator
Dolllver bad .left Washington. It waa an
nounced here that he would appear In
Des Moines today. He Is not her, and
ex-Kf presentatlve ' Meservey ' Of ' Fort
Dodge, his personal representative, who I
here, says he doesn't know when he will
arrive or where he I. ' It is anticipated
that he I not lost, but quit likely In hid
ing from the bombardment of politician
on the United State attorneyship. Th
election of a United State senator will
legally come before th legislature next
week Tuesday. The caucus Will likely b
held Saturday.. . . ,
Decision In Ditch Case.
The supreme court tods reversed th
case of Florence M. Wood "t at agalnat
John 8. Hall et al., appellants, from Har
rison county. The suit was brought la
equity court, for the annullment of a con
tra ot with F. M. Crane, the Canal Con
struction company and th Farls-Kes! Con
struction company for th Harrison-Monona
drainage ditch and to award tha contract
to W. A. Smith se Co. On the ground thst
he was th lowest bidder. Th district
court annulled th contract.' but refused'
to award it to . W. A. Smith A Co. Th
supreme court reversed th case and re
mands It for retrial. '
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