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THE OMAHA' DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, AFKHi 23, 1P07.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA
Of Hot, 10 Prsrl
Davis, drugs. '
Btockert sells carpets.
Fin engravings at Leffert's.
Ed Rogers' Tony Fsust beer.
ce Rrhmldt's elegant new photos.
Coatmakers wanted at E. 8. Hick's.
1'lumhlng and healing. Ulxby & Hon.
For B.ile Fresh milk cow. 24 Ave. B.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director, 'phone 97.
WoodrUig Undertaking- company. Tel. J
FETER8EN A 3GHOENINQ 6 ELI. HtUS
Watch repairing. O. Mauthe, 2Zi Weil
DIAMONDS AS AN INVKSTMEN f,
TALK TO LEFFKRT ABOUT IT.
Joppa council, Royal and Select Masters,
will meet In regular session tnia evening.
Iviuihoe commandery. Knights Templar,
will meet In regular conclave rhi evening.
High grade watches, wedding and en-
Sigemenl rlnga. 228 Weil Broadway, U.
Oak Leaf camp. Royal Neighbors of
America, will meet In regular session this
Winner court. Tribe of Ben Hur, will
meet In special session this evening In
Free A nice water Jug with ach S3
frame order. C. K Alexander, s33 Broad
way, telephone 866.
Bl'DWEIBER BOTTLED BEER 18
BBRVED (Itu'LT AT FI R8T-CLA B8 BARS
AND CAFES. L. ROSENFEDD CO., Agts.
I can furnish A No. 1 diamonds, the clear,
est water color, cut to sharp edges, not
flat and no flaws. A diamond cut to sharp
edges gives more reflection than one wild
flat edge. O. Mauthe, 228 W. Broadway.
Leahon B. Dick, son of J. F. Dick. 812
Twentieth avenue, died from spinal menln-
fritis, aged 7 months. The funeral will be
leld tins afternoon at il:J0 o'clock from
the resilience and burial will be In Falrvlew
Curren A. Hough, a merchant of Red
OaK, la., filed yesterday a voluntary pe
tition In bankruptcy, scheduling liabilities
aggregating 2,W.4. The asset, consisting
tit household furniture and other personal
property, are claimed as exempt.
6herman Harden has been cited to ap
pear In police court this morning on com
plaint of William Wyckoff of Seventeenth
avenue, who charges him with maintaining
a nuisance by keeping a pen of swine close
to complainant a premises and by also per
mitting his chickens to run at large over
U M. Hlckok of Cleveland, O., and Isa
bella Morrison of Fort Edward, N. V., were
married In this city yesterday afternoon
by Dr. Otterbeln O. Smith of the First
Congregational church. From Council
Uluri Mr. and Mrs. Hlckok announced
they were going to Seattle, Wash., where
they expected to locate.
Congressman W. I. Smith will be one of
the guests of honor and speakers Satur
day night at the annual observance by
the Grant club of Des Moines of the birth
day anniversary of Qeneral Grant. The
principal speaker will be Vice President
Charles W. Fairbanks. Judge K. M. Lan
dls of Chicago, a former member of con
gress, will be the third guest of honor.
The funeral of Charles Barghausen, who
died Sunday at the State asylum at Clar
lnda, will be held Wednesday afternoon at
- o'clock from the residence of bis brother,
Vf. H. Barghausen, 2i Harrison street, and
burial will be in Walnut Hill cemetery.
Xeceaaed was 87 years of age and Is sur
vived by his mother. Mrs. Charles Barg
hausen; a sister, Mrs. Frank Hennlngs,
and the brother from whose residence toe
funeral will be held.
Here to Stay.
We are daily receiving new lots of shoes
and are selling- them at our usual low
prices. Duncan Shoe Co.
Give us your order for that spring car
pet. W do the rest sew, lay and fit it
right to your room. D. W. Keller, 108 S.
Greatest Ice savet on the market the
Alaska refrigerator. Petersen Schoe-
Real Estate Traasfers.
The following transfers were reported to
The Bee, April 12, by the Pottawattamie
Country Abstract company of Council
C F. Allison, administrator, to Arthur
C. Lewis, nH sw -74-3, p. d $ 400
National Life Insurance company to
Painter Knox, lot 14 of Aud's subdlv.
of sublet 10 In old plat lot 48, w. d 1.400
The Council Bluffs Savings bank to
Sarah F. Qillett, lot and the n7
feet of lot 8, block 4, Stutsman's 1st
add., w. d 1,400
National IJfe Insurance company to
Painter Knox, Ma 1. 2 and 8 Aud's
ubdiv. of lot 10 In original plat lot
8, w. d 1,250
The Council Bluffs Savings bank to
Sarah F. Glllett, all of lot 8. block 4,
Stutsman's 1st add., except the n7
feet. w. d 1,100
Granite Savings Rank and Trust com
pany to Vlggo Peterson, lot 20, block
, Hackett a add., w. d 900
Frank Pike and wife to Angenoma
Sprlntsrer. lot 10, block 9, town of
Oakland, la., w. d 800
Seven transfers, total 111,250
Need any lace curtains? Before you
buy better come In and see us. We want
to surprise you in price and quality. D.
!W. Keller. 101 8. Main.
Southwell Found Gnllty.
Arthur Southwell, who after an alterca
tion with Charles Hanklna on the outskirts
of the city followed him Into town and
fired three shots from a revolver at him
In Harding's barber shop on West Broad
way, was found guilty last evening by a
Jury In the district court of assault with
Intent to commit great bodily injury. He
was Indicted on the charge of assault with
Intent to commit murder and his defense
was temporary or emotional Insanity.
The grandest opportunity ever known
for saving money on high class pianos has
brought many buyers to A. Hospe Co., 2t
Bouth Main St., Council Bluffs.
1 haul dead animals, 11.00 per head.
Oarbage. ashes, manure and all rub
M11I1; clean vaults snd cesspool. All
work done Is guaranteed
Calls promptly attended to.
Ind. Phone 1229 Y Hell Red 1878
. J. H. 8HERLOCK
Has remodeled his ice cream plant, and has installed new
machinery, which has doubled the capacity for the manu
facture of ice cream. The new process improves the quality
of goods 50 per cent.
5c Ice Cream Bricks on Sale Every Day
QUART BRICKS, ALL FLAVORS.
Lateet flavors in ice cream, ices, eherbet and punch,
applying to the pure food law. Just received a new line
of the latest individual moulds.
SPECIAL PRICES MADE TO DEALERS.
Write for our 1907 prices.
Council Bluffs, la. Both 'phones 364.
Ft. Tel. 48.
KIERSTED FILES A REPORT
Accospiniei it with Draft of Crdintrc;
Fiiine the Wtter Rates.
GROSS REVENUE EIGHTY-EIGHT THOUSAND
Qaeatlons Advisability of lllh Pres.
are Service at the Present Time,
bnt Other Extensions Are
At the meeting of the city council last
night the report of W. Klersted of Kansas
City, the expert hydraulic engineer em
ployed by the city, flled his report embra
cing the schedule of water rates on which
he has been working for the lfist week.
Mr. Klersted, who was employed to com
pute the value of the present water works
plant and estimate the cost of a new one,
was brought back here last Monday to as
sist the special water works committee, of
which Councilman Wallace Is chairman,
to arrange a schedule of water rates to be
Incorporated In the proposed new franchise
for the Council Bluffs Water Works com
pany. Engrlaeer Klersted' Report.
The report follows:
I have the honor to submit a report on a
schedule of water rates governing the
charge which the Council Bluffs Water
Works company may make for water ser
vice In this city, and In so doing respect
fully ask your consideration or a draft of
an ordinance herewith enclosed embody
ing a schedule of rates In line with my re
port of a short time ago.
The company reports. 2,833 flat rate water
consumers, 1.443 metered water consumers.
Assuming all of these services to be active
and paying services, then under the pro
posed schedule of water rate the estimated
For flat rate consumers 128.36S
For metered consumers 40,464
For hydrant rentals at StW per hydrant
for 2S8 hydrants 17.2S0
It la stated, however, that all services
are not active throughout the year and
therefore the estimated flat rate Income Is
not, and will not be In fact, as hlgtv as
estimated. The books show a gmss lnedme
for l.fH) of flat rate consumers of !3.2(i2.
and nn Income from miscellaneous sources
of 1437. It Is further stated that three hos
pitals receive water without compensation
and It Is computed that the cash value of
the water delivered to the hofpltals under
the proponed schedule of rates Is 11,117.
Therefore, If deductions are made accord
ingly from the estimated gross Income of
1M.112, the available gross Income would
not then approximate p8.2i6.
A comparison of gross Income with valua
tion computed In line with my report on
valuation, the cost of operation being n
constant quality In each case, Is shown by
the following tabulation:
Valuation. Income. Pr. Ct.
pmo.nno tss.sw 14. S
Cfi.mn 90.H13 14. PR
6fii).ti0 &2.9KH 14.31
876,uX 9S.IIS3 14.01
7OH.000 87.1M 13.88
What Income Can Support.
Therefore It Is computed that the gToss
Income with no deductions for Inactive
services for water cam support a total
valuation scarcely In excess of 1626.000; also
that the probable gross Income under the
proposed schedule of water ratee of IfW,
2M, can support a total valuation of about
The operating expenses of $39,0!8, ns es
timated In my report and as considered
In the above showing, embraces 12,865 for
state and county taxes. If. however, these
taxes should be proportioned upon a valua
tion of IMO.OIjO. they would amount to
about 16,125. and the operating expenses
should then be Increased 12,260, or to 141,298.
The gross Income of 188.266 can then sup
port a valuation of about !6i6.0OO; If the
gross Income should reach 191.112 under the
proposed schedule of rates, then, wltn
operating expenses as stated, the valuation
which It could support would not exceed
In view of the fact that these valuations
must embrace the value of extensions In
nonproductive property, at least to a con
siderable degree. It Is apparent that the
value of the present physical property
which can be supported by the present In
come derived from the proposed schedule
of rates cannot depart very much from
The question, therefore, resolves Itself
Into one of accomplishing the best results
under the present earning capacity of
the water works property, and In the ac
complishment of this result a little mutual
yielding of demands will no doubt facili
tate an agreement.
The construction of the reinforcing main
from Glen avenue to the warehouse district
Is a necessity which Is believed the water
company concedes and which It should
speedily carry out.
The estimated cost of the high-service
construction is 126.042, and If the investment
Is made it will yield nothing of itself In
compensation for the expense of operat
ing the high service.
The cost of operating a high-service sta
tion and of supporting the Investment es
timated would amount to about 6Vi cents
per 1,000 gallons on all water consumed
In the high service district, and If pro
vided for In the earnings would necessi
tate the metering of the entire high ser
vice district, and of Increasing the pro
posed water rates about 17 per cent, when
applied to the consumers under the high
In view of the fact that at the present
time there are comparatively few con
sumers beyond the reach of water service
It Is suggested that, for the present the
several nigh districts where there Is Inade
quate pressure be Independently provide!
with high service Insofar as it Is possible
to do so, leaving the complete development
of a high service district to a later date. .
The extension of the pipe lines Into new
territory where there Is a demund for
water sen-ice should be made as promptly
If the water company would agree to
expend now, JoO.OCO to PAOOO In the Improve
ments In the three directions named and
therefore follow up the Improvements out
lined In my report In connection with the
water supply works as fast as practicable
to do so there need be no hesitation In
entering Into a new contract based upon
the schedule of water rates herein offered
for your consideration, and recommended
The schedule of water rates, as well as
other matters relating to an adjustment
of this mstter have been fully discussed
with. Mr. Hart, the superintendent of the
TflE ICE CREAM MAN
water company, as well as with members
of your committee, and It Is hoped the
schedule may be found acceptable to both
the city and the water company.
Rates Proposed by Knalneer.
The schedule of water rates suggested by
Mr. Klersted varied but little from his
former schedule Incorporated In his report
at the time he made a valuation of the
plant. It la practically based on a valua
tion of about Ivirt.W. his estlmste of the
value of the plnnt, plus the cost of reinforc
ing the mains In the business section of the
city, providing for the proposed "high ser
vice" and extensions of the mains in various
portions of the city. To the council, after
the report and schedule had been read,
Mr. Klersted stated that If the company
made the Improvements snd extensions
suggested, and this, he understood. It was
prepared to do, the city council need have
no hesitation In entering Into an agreement
with the company on the schedule of rates
as prepared by him. No action was taken
on the report.
Manager Hart of the water works was
not prepared to make any definite state
ment last night, as he had not seen the re
port schedule until shortly before the meet
ing of the council. He said, however, he
believed that In order to bring the matter
to an amicable settlement, his company
probably would accept the schedule of the
Jones' Bond Approved.
Charles M. Nicholson, the appointee of
the newly created Fire and Police commis
sion for chief of the Are department, did
not make much of a hit with the city coun
cil last night. When the matter of his
bond, furnished by one of the big bonding
companies, was brought up, a motion by
Councilman Tounkerman was seconded by
Councilman Maloney, to approve It, was
amended by Councilman Wallace to defer
action on It. The amendment was voted
down and then the original motion met
with a like fate. R. W. Jones, the present
chief of the department, fared better. He
had also filed a new bond and It was ap
proved, there being only one dissenting
vote, that of Councilman Tounkerman.
Even Councilman Maloney voted to ap
prove It. Attorney Stuart of the firm of
Saunders & Stewart addressed the council
on behalf of Chief Jones, while Mr. Nich
olson was represented by Attorney 8. B.
An ordinance requiring all Inspectors and
collectors of gas. electric light and water
companies to bo garbed In the uniform of a
policeman and to wear a star or a badge
and, further, to be appointed by the city
marshal, was Introduced and after a
second reading sent to the committee of
the whole. The penalty prescribed by the
ordinance Is a fine of not exceeding 1100.
An ordinance providing for all sidewalks
on paved streets, after June 1, to be con
structed of artificial stone, was also re
ferred to the committee of the whole. Dis
cussion of the measure showed that several
of the councllmen considered It entlroly
An ordinance providing for the condem
nation of the old City mill, at the corner
of Washington avenue and Bryant street,
was passed under the suspension of the
It wot decided that bids on all curbing
and sewers ordered should be In the hands
of the city clerk by noon of May 8.
The annual report of Chief Jones of the
fire department submitted to the council
last night shows that 130 alarms were
responded to during the last year, the
greatest number of any one year In the
history of the city. With the exception of
the destruction of the Union Transfer
company's warehouse on South Main street
last December, the fire loss was not large.
The total loss for the year was 1146.447.32,
with 8641,475 Insurance. The department has
thirty-two men. Including the chief, and
the cost of maintaining It last year was
123.3S0. of which U9.633.74 represents salaries.
Chief Jones recommends that new horses
be purchased for the departments, that
engine house No. 3 be repaired and that
a longer ladder be purchased.
The annual report of City Electrician
J. Q. Bradley shows that In the recon
struction of the fire and police telegraph '
lines 46,800 feet of old wire was replaced
with copper wire. Fees collected during ;
...v .."- wlllviullllu lu nunc
expenses amounted to 12.GU).
Consider the small yard In your home
town, then think of two yards containing
on an average about 30 times as much
stock, then you will see why we can make
such a difference In price to you by buying
a straight car of lumber. Instead of a
mixed car as your local dealer must do.
Of course, you are not in the lumber
business and do not realize the advan
tage we have over him, but if you will
mall us an Itemized bill of what you
wish, we will surprise you. C. Hafer
Missouri river Ice. pure, solid, the verv I
best. Service prompt; obliging drivers.
Co. Bluffs Coal and Ice Co. 'Phone 72.
Lace curtains. Stockert Carpet Co.
Postofflce Contests Settled.
Three postuflice contests In the Ninth
congressional distinct, which have been
pending for some . time and which have
g.ven him more or less trouble, were dis
posed of yesterday by Congrt&iinan W. I.
Smith. The contests were at Adair, Wood
bine and Klrknuui.
K D. Curtis was named for the postofflce
at Adair, where there had been a three
cornered tight. The other candidates were
John Fisher and J. B. Blue. Several dele
gations from Adair, representing the vari
ous candidates, have been in Council Bluffs
at different times urging the claims of their
The contest at Woodbine was also a three
cornered one, the candidates being Bruce
R. Mills, A. J. Shlnn and & 8. Cadwal
lader. Mr. Smith selected Bruce Mills.
A. D. Ames was named tr the office at
Klrkman, the other candidate being- Julius
Congressman Smith forwarded his recom
mendations to Washington yesterday morn
ing'. West End I.otsf
Tes, we have 200 nice, high, level lots,
ery doatrably located, for all classes of
ople doing business or employed In either
Irnaha or Council Bluffs.
Contemplated Improvements in the vldn
ty will double the values within fifteen
months. Buy now and the profit Is yours.
We can give you a single lot or a block
if lots together If desired.
Get your friends to Join you and form
lew neighborhood of your own choice.
A few houses also for sale on the easy
Prices are right and the terms of pay
nent will be made to suit your purposes.
Call and let us show you. C. C. Clifton
"omnany. 5C4 Broadway, Co. Bluffs. Bute
Matting and window shades at Stockerts.
Nicholson Allowed to File Ilond.
On the application of counsel for Charles
vf. Nicholson, the appointee of the new
Fire and Police commission for chief of
he fire department. Judge Wheeler In dls
rlct court yesterday modified the order
estralnlng him from interfering with Chief
"ones or attempting o assume the duties
it the office of head of the department, so
as to permit Nicholson to file his bond
with the city council and have same ap
proved. Nicholson has already flled his
Missouri Oak Wood.
Chunks and spilt wood, larre ricks, at
11.50. Brldensteln tk Smith, 14th Ave. and
th St. Both phones 182.
F. A. FPFNCER.
Plumbing, steam and gas fitting, furnace
and sheet metal work, galvanised Iron cor
nice, skylight, tin roofing, gutter, spouting
and repairing. Green and Norfolk furnaces.
First-class mechanics In all branches.
Both telephones No. 6T0. U8 West Broad
way, Council Bluffs, la.
The latest patterns In carpets. Stockert
N. T. Plumbing Co. Tel. 260. Night L-M
Great Day for Accidents.
Paul Mueller, the 12-year-old son of Mrs.
Cassa Mueller, 623 Washington avenue,
while riding a bicycle yesterday morning
collided with a delivery wagon belonging
to Ixiuls Chernlss of South Main street.
The boy was knocked from the bicycle,
and rendered unoonsclous by the fall. He
was removed to his home, where he re
mained In a comatose condition for several
hours. It is feared that his head may be
A southbound Fifth avenue motor struck
a double-seated surrey occupied by four
girls, members of the family of W. O.
Walling of Washington avenue, at the In
tersection of Pearl street and Willow ave
nue yesterday afternoon. The horses
dftshed onto the sidewalk In front of the
Merrlam block, and but for the presence
of mind of Edward Pierce, custodian of
the block, who seized them by the bridles,
would have plunged down the area way
at the side of the building. The young
women escaped Injury, but were badly
frightened. One of the horses which was
struck by the motor was hurt, but not
Mrs. Brown and a neighbor of Harrison
street were thrown from a buggy yester
day morning on East Washington avenue,
the horse they were driving running away.
Both women escaped with a few bruises,
but the rig was demolished before the
horse was caught.
The derailing of a big Omaha motor at
Main street and Fifth avenue yesterday
blocked both the South Main and Fifth
avenue lines for half an hour.
Wash Machine Specials.
All kinds, from 13.60 to 117.60. Ask to see
the Ono Mlnuto Washer, price 110. The
easiest running washer made. J. Zoller
Mer. Co., 100-102-106 Broadway. Phone 320.
Buy the Jewell gas or gasoline store.
They are the safest, Petersen & Schoenlng.
Petersen & Schoenlng sell matting.
Licenses to wed have been Issued to the
Name nnd Residence. Ajre.
EuKene Freeman, Council Bluffs 21
Delia Castla, Council Bluffs 24
Charles J. Harris, Le.mars, la 2S
K. Lynno Martin, Council Bluffs...... 23
David HoIIey, Council Bluffs 83
Nettle Doremus, Council Bluffs SO
O. W. Mowery, Council Bluffs 42
Bessie Knight, Council Bluffs 25
L. M. Hlckok. Cleveland. 0 4t
Isabella Morrison, Fort Edward, N. T.... 38
I. W. and Elmer E. Mlnnlck, proprietors,
124 South Main. Both 'phones 278.
For Sale Rope portieres. Stockert
Iowa Bfevrs Notes.
WOODBINK Rev. Clint J. W. Trln.
mayor of Woodbine, has appointed Ed
ward Roundy to be the nlghtwatch to fill
the vacancy caused by the resignation of
WOODBINE Rev. Nlnde, pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal church at this place
for about a year past, and son of Bishop
Nlnde, Is leaving Woodbine to become
pastor of the FlrBt church of Providence,
SIDNEY Rev. J. A. Howard, formerly
Sunday school missionary for Fremont
county, hut for the Inst two years part
owner of the Fremont County Sun. has ac
cepted the pastorate of the Methodist
Kplseopal church at Eslra. Ia.. and left
Saturday for his new field of labor.
SIDNEY Fred Hill, for the last eight
months locu. editor of the Fremont County
Herald, has taken the position of manager
and local editor of the Hamburg Democrat.
The Democrat Is owned by Hon. W. D.
Jsmleson of Shenandoah, puhlisher of the
Shenandoah World, and State Senator D.
D. Darby succeeds Mr. Hill on the Herald.
CRESCENT Mr. H. A. Terry, perhaps
one of the best posted fruit men In Iowa,
reports that the recent freeze has not
hurt the apple crop at all. He says that
early plums are badly damaged, but the
late varieties are all right yet; same with
small fruits. Mr. Terry Is of the belief
that the snow was a benefit rather than
a disadvantage. He says this Is true, es
pecially as to strawberries.
WF.ST I NION While her husband, Sher
iff Culver, was out of town, Mrs. Culver
entered the cell In the city Jail whe-e
nine men were confined and settled a fight
by taking one of the prisoners by the
collar and marching him upstairs to a
separate sell. The man was so astonished
that he meekly did her bidding. The nine
men were all In one cell when the quarrel
started. Mrs. Culver entered without a
weapon when she heard the quarreling
and gave the key to her young son. who
locked her In while she settled the quarrel.
FORT DO DOE Frank Corey, president
of the Yetter Savings bank, was found
lying unconscious a mile and a half west
of Rockwell City along the Illinois Central
track. He caught the fast evening train
Sunday night out of Yetter and boarded the
wrong side of a locked vestibule with a
heavy bank book, weighing twenty-five
pounds, under his arm. He was en routs
to his home in this city. The unconscious
man was discovered shortly after by a
freight crew. He wss unconscious all
niglit, but recovered sufficiently to be
Chamberlain's tonah Remedy Aids
Medicines that aid nature are always most
effectual. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
acts on this plan. It allays me cough, re
lieves the lungs, aids expectoration, ODens
the secretions and aids nature In restoring;
the system to a healthy condition. Thou
sands bave testified to Its superior excel
lence. Macklln Trial Walts.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex., April 22.-Pendlng
the arrival of two witnesses from Wash
ington, the Macklln court-martial ad
journed today until the call of Its president.
Persons will never know what
a delicious breakfast food is until
they have eaten
WHEAT FLAKE CELERY
the ideal food for all classes, the
result of years of investigation.
10 cents a package,
for tale by all Grocer
ll Mi .wCt I illy
FIGHT AGAINST MENINGITIS
Stat Esard of Health Takine Stringent
Ifeasurei to Stamp Out Ciieaue.
SEVERAL OF CASES HARD TO EXPLAIN
Number of Soldiers File Claims I'nder
Old Law for service Rendered at
Outbreak of the Civil
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DBS MOlNiiS, April Li (.Special.) Aji
examination and test by the mate bacterio
logical laboratory at Iowa City has proven
that the cases at Ankeny, la.. In this
county, are genuine Infectious cerebral men
ingitis. One of the three taken sick has
since been reported dead. The three chil
dren are In a farmer's family and the Suite
Hoard of Health Is at a loss to understand
how the disuuse could have been tnuunnlt
ted to them. A careful inquiry lias been
made and it is learned that they have nut
come In contact with any of the Infected
persons from the southern part of the
state, to which district the disease was
brought from Missouri.
Every precaution Is being taken by the
State Board of Health to stamp out the
disease. The cases at Ankeny have been
quarantined rigidly and the one child that
died has been burled without public fu
neral, and every precaution has been taken.
The state board has been advised that the
schools at Ontervllle have been closed,
both on account of the spinal meningitis,
of which there have been twenty case re
ported, and on account of the measles as
well, which has broken out there.
More Soldiers with Claims.
Three more members of the First Iowa
cavalry have been discovered who have not
received their pay for Ihe few days' serv
ice Intervening between the time they were
mustered In by the state and the time they
were accepted by the government. The
time was a little over a month, from June
IS, 18M, to July Si, lfsU. The other day
John M. Fife, who has been out of the
state and who recently became an Inmate
at the Soldiers' Home at Marshalltown, dis
covered, through a comrade of the same
regiment at the home, that the state had
passed a law in 1918 appropriating money
to pay for the Intervening time. His claim
has been allowed and this has led to the
discovery that there were others. Dr. P.
R. Crossjwalt cf Tacoma, Wash., who hap
pened to be In Des Moines, heard nf It and
filed his claim, and two other soldiers of
the regiment at the MnrwhalMown home,
George Redfern and Daniel Auston, have
filed claims that Sfem to be good.
Tax rommUln Anyway.
Senator Jackson of Woodbury county and
Representative Orler of Poweehlek county
and other members of the legislature have
met and formed an organization for the
purpose of studying the question of taxa
tion. Jackson Introduced a bill providing
for a tax commission. The senate defeated
the bill and now It la proposed bv a num
ber of the legislators to do the work any
way In an unofficial manner and lay the
results before the next legislature.
Green Examines tbe Frnlt.
Wesley Greene, secretary of the 6tate
Horticultural society began today to make
an investigation of the condition of the
fruit and finds that from an examination
of one orchard In Des Moines that the
cherries seem to be the fruit most hurt.
The examination was postponed till the
cold weather was at an end. From tbe ex
amination today It was discovered that the
pistils are dead, which means that there
will be bloeaoms. but no fruit, examina
tions will be made in other parts of the
state at once. Secretary Ureene bullcves
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that the fruit In the southern part of the
state will bo found In the worst condition
and that In the northern part In the best
condition. He anticipates that the apples
Ilnnk I.ootlnnr niararer.
Reports received today from the Seymour
bank are to the eltect that the shortage of
Cashier Ware probably will reach $75,000 In
stead of 40.X) as nt first thought. The
bank examiner Is still at work, but has
given out that the shortage will reach
175.000 at least. It is learned that Ware
made heavy loans to personal friends. He
is not now under arr.'&t. but Is watched.
Notices have been posted notifying deposi
tors to bring In their certificates of deposit.
This Is for the purpose of checking ovtr
the accounts. It Is maintained by the of
ficials of the bank that the depositors of
the bank will not lose anything.
Petition Filed Today.
The petition to tho mayor asking for n
vote on the adoption of the commission
form of government for Des Moines was
presented to Mayor Mattern this afternoon.
It contained 6,033 names of voters. There
are about 13,000 voters in the city. The elec
tlon will be called for early In June.
Council III ii IT Inebriate.
II. IL Richard, sentenced at Council
Bluffs to a term In the Inebriate asylum,
got as far as Des Moines, when he re
belled and refused to accompany the officer
any farther. He was locked up In the
Dea Moines city Jail for one night. This
morning he was ready to go on to Knox
vllle rather than endure the Des Moines
city Jail any longer.
Organise Fornker Association.
An association for the purpose of boosting
the Interests of Senator Foraker for presi
dent has been started In Iowa by Hon.
Llstun McMillan of Oskaloosa, a fellow
student with Foraker In the Ohio uni
versity. He has published a letter re
ceived from Foraker In which Foraker
states his views on the tariff and other
public questions, claiming that while he
la a protectionist, he Is not opposed to
moderate revision or reciprocity.
Toronto Hack Drivers Idle.
TORONTO, Ont., April 22 About 200 car
riage drivers are Idle here today as a re
sult of the employers refusing to grant
their demands for an advance of S3 a
BEE Our Nation's Bevsrace has maay of th
autiitlv properties of milk aad Uas alcohol than cider.
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pronounced character. Th nourishing prop
crties of malt and tbe tonic qualities of hope
predominate and a distinct Blati flavor U
accomplished by original methods.
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week, 26 cents an hour overtime and a
cloned Mhop. Tho employers responded by
asKing tne men to sign contracts stipulating
their withdrawal from the union and the
acceptance or tne present wuge or iu per
week. The men quit In a body.
BRITAIN NAMES DELEGATES
Men Who Will Itepresent the Empire
at Peace Conference Are
LONDON, April 22. -The British dele
gates to the peace conference at The
Hague are as follows:
Sir Edward Fry. ex-lord Justice of appeal
and a member of the permanent court of
arbitration at The Hague.
Sir Kinest Satuw, ex-British minister at
Toklo and Peking and a member of the
permanent court of arbitration at The
Lord Reny, president of the Royal Asiatic
society and University college, London, and
a member of the piivy council. .
Sir Henry Howard, the British minister
at The Hague.
Naval and military experts will be added
to the delegation later.
Urootli In Porto Rico.
BAN JUAN. P. R., April 22-The drouth
Is affecting the sugar plantations. No rain
has fallen in the southern districts of the
Island for six months and the loss Is esti
mated at 40 per cent of the values of the
crops. Next year's crops will also be af
fected. The establishments dependent on
mountain strecms for power have been
forced to shut down owing to lack of
Morocco Wonld TVesotlate.
TANGIER. April 22 The reply of the
sultan of Morocco to France's demands for
redress In connection with the murder of
Dr. Mauchamp arrived here today. It la
In the form of a lengthy, confusing docu
ment and It Is said does not accord all the
French claims, but shows a desire to ne
gotiate. Rnsslnn Teacher Shot.
TAMBOV, April 22. Father Slmmeon,
rector of the ecclesiastical seminary here,
was shot and seriously wounded today. The
seminary was recently closed as the re
sult of political disorders, and It Is thought
that the would-be assassin Is an ex-student.
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