Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 24, 1907, Page 8, Image 8

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Office. 10 Trarl PU Tel. .
inn on mkstiov
rMr1fl. drug.
Stock ert sells carpet..
Fine engravings at Leffert's.
Ed Rogers' Tony Faust beer.
Pee Schmidt's elegant new ehotoa.
Coatmakers wanted at E. S. Hicks.
numbing and healing, Blxby A Son.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director, 'phone 97.
Woodrlng Undertaking; company, Tel.
Watch repairing, O. Mauthe, Z2i West
Western league games received every
venlng. 43 8. Main Bt. alleys.
Free A nice water Jug with each 2
frame order. Alexander s, 333 B way.
High grade watches, wedding and en
gagement rings. .Jg West Broadway. O.
Marie Leik, 2.iS Avenue H. wns reported
to the Board of Health yesterday us suf
fering from diphtheria,
Bluff City Masonic lodge will meet In
special communication this evening for
work In the sweond degree.
Pallrt Hall vIvAn hv ijtdlea of the Macca
bees. Thursday, April 'li, Maccabee hall.
Whaiey'. orchestra. Tickets, Zoo.
The body of George McEwen. aged 78
yeans, who died Monday at St. Bornard a
lpltal, will be sent today to hi. former
hums at Little Sioux, . la.
Mr. M. A- ArkwTlght Is home from Mont
rose, la., where she wu during the Ulrvws
and death of her mother, Mrs. Harmon, who
tiled recently at the age of 96 year.
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 wita
Uat edges. O. ilauthe, W. Broadway.
City Clerk Bapp has received the con
signment of dog lags for 1907. t'umale dogs
will wear aluminum tags while the males
will b distinguished. as usual, by the brass
tags. E. I. Llitletiold. 2412 Avenue B, se
cured Tag No. 1.
Rev. Henry DeLong performed the mar
riage ceremony yesterday at his office In
the courthouse for Eugene Freeman and
Delia Caatia, both of thl city, and A. De
Wltte of Orand Island, Neb., and Eliza
BhI of Ansley, Neb.
Building permits were Issued yesterday
to W. E. bugger, for a one-story frame
residence, to cost 1.3o0, and a ooe-and-a-haU-story
frame residence, to cost l,4o).
Both are to be erected on Avenue E, be
tween Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth
Elmer McCluro was arrested late Mon
day night, charged with striking Guy
Waton on the head with a pavln brick,
somewhat to tlie detriment of the hitters
cranium. Instead of being placed behind
the bars at the city Jail McClure was sent
to St. Bernard's hospital, as It Is believed
he Is ,in ore or less mentally deranged.
U. J. Bwalne and E. A. Reed, city clerk
and treasurer, respectively, of Shenandoah,
j a., were In the city yeteriiay calling on
City Treasurer True to secure pointers on
the new uniform system for municipal ac
count. Mr True was a member of the
state commission which formulated the sys
tem to be used by the cities throughout
The receipts In the general fund of the
Chrlstlun Home Inst week were M5.t, be
ing :i.H above the needs of the week and
decreaHlng the amount needed In the Im
provement and contingent fund foT 1H07 to
14.341.ii. In the manager' fund the re
ceipts were H7.U0, being $i.60 above the
needs of the week. The deficiency In this
fund Is I59U.06.
Missouri Oak Wood.
Chunks and split wood, largo ricks, at
$4.50 Brldensteln Bmlth, 14th Ave. and
tth Bt. Both phones 182
N. Y. Plumbing Co. Tel. 260. Night L-69S
Marrlagre Licenses.
Licenses to wed wiere issued yesterdny to
the following:
Name and Residence. Age.
A. De Wltte, tlrand Island, Neb B
Rllia Real, Ansley, Neb 61
I,eroy E. Sinclair, Neola, la SO
Ella R. Schlerbrock, Nenla. la 28
Ernest Archar. Fremont, Neb 1
Mary Nelson, Fremont, Neb 18
Nels Borrnsen, Counril Bluffs 28
Jennie Chrlstensen, Council Bluffs 24
City Scavenger
I haul dead animals, $1.00 per head.
Garbage, ashes, manure and all rub
bish; clean vaults and cesspool. All
work done Is guaranteed.
Calls promptly attended to.
Ind. Phone 12il Y Hell Red J.87J
Holdi Farm Lands Art Undervalued by
ths Township Assessor!.
By Distribution of Terminal Valuation
City Lose, at Least Fifty Thou
snort Dollars of Revenue
It Is Entitled To.
City Treasurer True In his annual report
Juk completed, under the head of "Taxa
tion," a subject to which he has given
probably more attention than any other
municipal official of lute years, discusses
this Important problem In part as follows:
The one thing of the most importance tc
every city and its Inhabitants Is taxation;
It is also the hardest of all problems with
which a municipality has to deal, to pro
portion the taxes, which are the basis of
our existence, equitably and Justly to all
property owners. While the law contem
plates, or should, that all property should
equally bear Its burden of expense of gov
ernment, It Is very evident It does not.
The township assessors of Pottawattamie
county, when they last met, fixed S48 per
acre for land values, which Is practically
the same valuation placed upon It two
years ago.
The laws of Iowa say "All property sub
ject to taxation ahall be valued at Its ac
tual value, which shall be entered oppo
site each Item, and shall be assessed at
26 er cent of such actual value. Such as
sensed value shall lie taken and consid
ered as the taxable value of such property,
upon which the levy shall be made. Actual
value of property as used in this chapter
shall mean Its value In the market in the
ordinary course of trade."
Is $18 per acre the actual value of Potta
wattamie county lands? To you who know
anything about It, or own farm lands, or
who from day to day note the transfers of
titles of the same and observe the prices
per acre fur which lands are actually being
sold, I would like to ask If in your good
Judgment you consider that $48 per acre
would be the value that the laws of Iowa
contemplated? I think, that you will admit
that $76 per acre is nearer what It should
While there, may be some lands that are
worth less, there Is a great deal that Is
worth and Is selling for more. If I am cor
rect In my conclusions, fnrm lands are as
sessed for 25 per cent less thnn Is Just to
other real estnte, or as Is contemplated by
the law. Is there any good reason why
farm lands, which are constantly advan
cing In vulue, and for which there Is a
good demand, should be assessed for 25
per cent less than other property?
Injnatlcr to City.
This works a great lnlustlce to real es
tate In this city, for almost without ex
ception, city real estate of speculative
vtluo and for Which there la a lltnltori Hn-
mnnd, la assessed at Its actual value, or
nt least at Its market value, as con
templated by the law. which first means
that such city proerty pays 25 per cent
more than Its share of the state and county
taxes compared with farm lands; It means
further that the great railroad Interests
within the state, when before the state
executive council consisting of the gov
ernor, auditor of state, treasurer of state
and secretary of state often show bv
actual records of assessments and of
actual transfers of farm lands, and use It
as an argument, and Justly, that farm
lands, being not assessed for more than
W to 7B per cent of their value. It would
be rii Injustice to assess the railroads for
more than this amount, so It will be
rendllv seen that city property pays at
leest 25 per cent more In proportion than
rallrond property, of the county and state
tax, even under the present method of as
sessing railroads, and I wish to call at
tention to the rank Injustice to cities and
towns in Iowa, where the country Is once
more the gainer, and that is In the mode of
railroad assessment, which Is termed the
unit system. In which the main line only
of railroads Is assessed at a given amount
per mile, so thnt cities with all the Im
provements within their limits, such as pns
senger and freight depots, shojs, round
houses, coal chutes and hundreds of miles
of sidetrack actually worth millions of dol
lars, receive for the few miles of main
track within their limited area only the
name valuation rr mile as the country
township with Its many miles, with only
a right-of-way, a road bed and Its ties
and rails.
It costs the country nothing to support
their pnrt, while the city Is called upon
for fire, police and other protection, for the
millions of dollars of railroad property;
the city and property owners pave streets
and the city maintains the snme, for which
the city gets a very small part of the Just
amount of taxes paid.
What Railroads Pay.
The T'nlon Pacific railroad differs from
I1 other railroads entering the city,
as all of the mileage of the road
within Jnwa Is within the limits of
Council Bluff, and fur that reason we
approach near to local assessment
upon their property, as all their property
within the city is couriered in arriving at
their value per mile. Their main track Is
2.' miles, rwmi iI at Jl 'S..V3 ixt milo,
making a total vnlue of 2:7, upon which
they pay In taxes to the city $2u.Jl. Willi
thls may seem end Is a large amount for
one railroad to pay, It Is small compared
to what other property In the cliy pays,
exclusive of other railroad property. Tlu
following shows the taxes paid by the
other railroads to the city of Coun-il
C. & N. W. Ry Co f.1.7V
C. H. y. Ry. Co I.H.ji.12
C. M. & St. P. Ry. Co 2,"5.i;
C R. I. P. Ry. Co l.'.t.tivi
C. & O. W 1 i-'.s :ij
I. c. Ry. Co i.;rt ;t;
Wabash Rv. Co K'T .."2
O. B. A f. Ry. Co ifin.ii
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
Latest flavors in ice cream, ices, sherbet and punch,
applying to the pure food law. Just received a new line
of the latest individual moulds.
"Write for our 1907 prices.
Council Bluffs, la. Both 'phones 364.
$1 w tA pasw?"
pHE wise shoe buyer looks for
.i . i ,
1 me name 01 uic maker, w nen
you buy shoes with
SETT" on the strap, you may be positive
there is no dishonesty in the heart of the shoe.
That's wise shoe making and wise shoe buying.
Illakes Life's Walk Easy
aM aa
Call on oar ajeot in your city, or write &
LEWIS A. CROSSETT, Inc., No. Abington, Mass.
i , . , ., , . i
Total $l2,"tC 2
It will he seen that the ahovo elsht rail
roads pay taxes to the city of Council
Hluffs In the sutn of 12,7M 29. However,
we do not receive this full amount, as
some of the railroads refuse to pay water
and lighting levies uon a )xrtlon of their
main tnrt which they claim Is oui of
reach of these benefits.
of tlie last name 1 ei,''it nllrmds I have
recently had occasion to place the v.ilui
tion i:pn their piopittv. and after much
time spent with experienced tissistants as
to values, placed a value upon their vlsl
Me property, which would not Include
their charters anil established business, of
$3,478,247, and I doubt If three times that
amount would buy their property. I'pon
the value which I arrived at. If they paid
taxes upon such value, the city would re
ceive the sum of iii60, where thev now
receive $12,7c:.29. or a difference of ap
proximately $50,000.
The city cannot afford to have Its valua
tion cut down to a basis that the assessors
assess the farm land at, for It Would not
Klves us funds sufficient to maJntin govern,
ment. Today the limited Ill-mill levy for
general fund purposes brings us in only
$37. WO to meet all of our expenses payable
from the general fund, and we are depen
dent upon Kaloon licenses, fines from the
unfortunates, permits for certain prlvl
lfKes and the like, to pay the balance of
the $,AH) to $:iO,0t)0 annual expense.
City Financial Statement.
His report shows that the expenditures
of the city for the fiscal year ending March
81, 1907, were $44.4;2.6S. At the btglnniiiK of
the year there was a balance on hand of
$txS,0M.ic, while the receipt were $:U7,79i.Sii,
leaving u balance on hand March 31, 1!ai7, of
There was disbursed from the general
fund, out of which the exiH'nscs of the sev
eral municipal departments are puld, $,vt,-
647.66. From the 10-niill levy for this fund
the revenue was but $;!U.9f1.49. The balance
was made up from saloon licenses, police
court tines and forfeitures, and other uncer
tain items, going -to make up what is known
ns the "police fund," although the expense
of maintaining the police department is
not paid out of this fund. During the last
year $52,243.16 was transferred from the po
lice fund to the general fund to meet the
running expenses of the city.
During the year the city haa paid $20,500
In bonds, as follows:
On the $133,000 loan $ 9,000
On the Jiu.iku loan 4.ii
On intersection paving bonds 7,500
candescent lamps for tho four arc lights.
Sixteen Incandescent lights have been dis
tributed in the territory formerly lighted
by the arc lamps on tnc tower. An arc
llKht, however, will be installed at the
Intersection of Broadway and Kighth street.
ANint nine years ago the tower, st Eighth
street collapsed one afternoon, but. as It
fortunately happened, no one was Injured.
The tower, lpo feet in height, fell over the
sidewalk on lirondwsy, but the large tree
In front of the Danforth block prevented
it from crashing against the building.
West Knd l.ntaf
Yes, we have 31 nice, high, level lota,
very desirably located, for nil classea of
people doing business or employed in either
Omaha or Council Bluffs.
Contemplated improvements In the Tlcln
Ity will double the values within fifteen
months. Buy now and the profit Is yours.
We can give you a single lot or a block
of lots together If desired.
Get your friends to Join you and form
new neighborhood of ycur own choice.
A fow houses also for sale on the eay
payment plnn.
Trices are right and the terms of pay
ment will be made to suit your purposes.
Cull and let us show you. C. C. Clifton
Company. 5o8 Broadway, Co. Bluffs. Both
phones 751.
Funerals of Accident Victims.
The funerals of the two victims of acci
dents in the local railroad yards last
Sunday will be held today.
Thnt of William D. Burns, the switch
man killed In the Rock Island yards, will
bo held at 9 o'clock this morning from St.
Francis Xavler's ctnirch and Interment will
be In St. Joseph cemetery. The Brotherhood
of Hallway Tralnimn will have charge of
the funeral and the memliers will as
semble at Grand Army hall at 8 o'clock
and march in a body from there to the
The funeral of A. Uafman. the engine
hostler killed In the Wabash yards, will
be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from
Cutler's undertaking rooms and burial will
bo in Walnut Hill cemetery.
Total $ 2,5"0
There has also been called for payment
$2,500 on Intersection paving bonds, which at
this time have not been presented for pay
ment This leaves the outstanding bonded
Indebtedness of the city $1W)0, as follows:
Intersection paving $ 6.1,600
Intersection grading 19,on
Intersects n sewer 8.000
Loan of $135,000 1W,(i0 of $tij,on) .. ft',5"")
ioa.n of $3u,oo0 ... 3o,ix;0
Total $3vU0O
There is on hand In funds applicable to
the reduction of this bonded Indebtedness to
the amount of $18,000, which will be applied
during the coming year.
Where Verse anil Lumber Go
If you want to buy lumber and buy it
Just right, then it's up to you to C. Hafer.
His lumber Is the best it standi every
test and you get Just what you pay for.
The Cat screeches out to all; come on;
no place Is safer. If you want to get your
money's worth follow those that trade at
Cnnnrll to Discuss Water Rates.
The city council will meet In special ses
sion this evening to discuss the schedule
of water rates formulated by W. Klersted
of Kansas City, the expert hydraulic en
gineer employed to assist the special water
works committee In this matter. In view
of the fact that the schedule is based prac
tically on a valuation of $000,0o0 and Is the
work of the city's own expert, It Is believed
that the schedule will be approved and
adopted providing the water works com
pany Is willing to accept It.
Mayor Macrae stated yentcrday that he
was satisfied with the schedule, seeing that
municipal ownership was now apparently
out of the question.
Stockholder of EtymooT lank Can Be
Made U Fay Up in rail.
Give us your order for that spring car
pet. Wo do the rest sew, lay and fit it
right to your room. D. W. Keller, 103 S.
Dumbing, steam and gas fitting, furnace
and sheet metal work, galvanized Iron cor
nice, skylight, tin roofing, gutter, spouting
and repairing, Green and Norfolk furnaces.
First-class mechanics in all branches.
Both telephones No. 6W. 15S West Broad
way, Council Bluffs. Ia.
Investigate the A. Hospe Co. plan of
selling pianos. It Is a system whereby
you get the best possible musical value (he services.
ior me least money. 26 South M:iin street,
Council Bluffs.
Mrs. K. IT. Phermnn Dead.
Mrs. Kmmon Hawley Sherman, aged 17
years, died yesterday morning at her home,
617 South Seventh street, from heart
trouble. Besides her husband, K. H. Sher
man, she is survived by one son. W. W.
Pherman of this city, and one dauihter,
Mrs. Addle Ogden of California. Mr. and
Mrs. Sherman were married January 1,
12. In New Mllford, Conn. The funeral
will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock
from St. Faul's Kplscopal church, of which
Mrs. Pherman was an active member, and
burial will be In Walnut Hill cemetery.
Rev. H. W. Starr, the rector, will conduct
Matters in the Courts.
The trial of Arthur Southwell being
completed, Judge Wheeler yesterday de
cided not to take up any more criminal
cases until some time next week In order
that the civil business might be got out
For Rale Rope
Carpet Co.
Matting and window shades at Stockerts.
Wedded miss Is Short.
Krnest P. Medley was mar; led January 17
of this, year and yesterday filed suit for
of the way. The next criminal case on ' J'orce. He states In his petition that
the assignment Is that of R. S. Kurhart,
now a resident of Denver, Colo., under
Indictment on a charge of forgery pre
ferred against him by O. P. McKesson and
Dr. Bellinger of this city.
The case against Pat Crowe, Indicted on
his wife. Vine left him short! yafter. their
marriage and stayed away a whole week
and that on her return she frequently
varied the monotony of married life by
exercising her muscles by beating him
on tho head and hody and otherwise treat-
the charge of holding up and robbing two ' ,n n,m ln anything but a wifely way.
motor crews. Is still on the assignment and
County Attorney Hoes states he is ready to
try It at this term.
Edward Huefner has filed notice of ap
peal to the supremo court ln his pers inal
Injury damage auit against Hubor Bros.
Haefner lost part of his hand ln a sausage
machine while employed as butcher for the
defendants. At the first trial tho Jury
railed to agree and on the second trial
the defendants secured a verdict In their
favor. Haefner sued for 15.000.
The case of the state of Iowa against
This treatment, he alleges, continued up to
Murch 17, when he was forced to Beek
respite from the beatings by leaving her.
Grand Mverr.
J. W. and Elmer E. Mlnnlck, proprietors,
124 South Main. Both 'phones 272.
street nnllnay Aids Pavlnar.
Councilman Maloney waited on the di
rectors of the street railway company at
their meeting yesterday and laid before
them the matter of the paving of Lower
nnoa,av frit Tn-anflaOi , , I. . .
. j ! riT ' ncest case. I to the company.. brll1)fe. Mr. Ma.
and Jame. 8. Chrlsman against H. C. ,oney waa mUl.h sratlnj when the d!rm,.
Brandes and others, appellants, litigation ! torg promisod to contrIbuto 9htm toward
eT fnr'h ManBWa- " , th cost of the Improvement. . It 1. figured
set for hearing at the May term of the that tn9 contribution from the street rail-
way company will pay the deficiency to
be borne by the city on the block from
Thlrty-sevanth street to the slough bridge.
supreme court
Card of Thanks.
The family of Dr. M. C. Christiansen
wish to thank the public, and lodges for
the kindness and sympathy shown It dur
ing its bereavement.
Missouri river Ice, pure, solid, the very
best. Service prompt; obliging drivers.
Co. Bluffs Coal and Ice Co. 'I'hone 73.
The latest patterns In carpets, fltockert
Carpet Co.
Boards Consider Ditch Matters.
The supervisors of Pottawattamie and
Harrison counties meet today at Logan as
a Joint drainage board. Yesterday the
supervisors of Pottawattamie county went
to Missouri Valley and from there took
a trip over the Allen cretk, Willow creek
and Boyer cut-off ditches, now ln course
of construction. The work on all three
ditches Is said to be proceeding satisfac
torily. On Thursday the Pottawattamie sjper
visors will meet ln adjourned regular ses
sion here to take up the unfinished busi
ness of the April meeting. It Is expected
that the checking committee, consisting
of W. B. Reed and J. M. Matthews, will
at this time submit Its report on the re
checklng of the county recorder's ofllce
and possibly that of the office of the clerk
of the district 'court.
Hero to i.
We are dally receiving new lots of 6hoes
and are selling them at our usuul low
prices. Duncan 81.e Co.
Petersen Bchocnlng sell matting.
Dismantling l.larnt Tower.
Th Cltisens" Oas and Electric company
began yesterday the dismantling of the
electric light tower at the corner of Broad
way and Eighth street, the city council
having approved the substitution of ln-
Vlce President Falrhnnks is to prak
at (Mate Collese at Ames Satur
day Afternoon and In Des
lolnea In the KvealnK.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Aprjl ll (Si-cliil.) State
Auditor U. F. Carroll returned today Trom
Seymour, la., where the Fanners and Drov
ers State bank Is In trouble because of a
$75,OiO shortage of Cashier Ware. "It is
Impossible to tell how much tho shortage
Will be until the examination Is fully com
pleted," said Auditor Carroll. "The work
Is progressing as rapldiy as possiblo. The
depositors will lose nothing. The capitali
zation of the bank Is $so,jo1 and the stock all le nssejv-'d that amount In ad
dition. Most of the stockholders' are men
of wealth and many (f them, perhaps most
of them, can pay their ns.-eHMiientS' out of
their pockets, with the exception of Ware
himself, who had only $.m stock ln tho
batkk. The ciuise of Ware's shortage seems
to be duo to loans to persons without se
curity, lie denies speculating on the board
of trade and all those In a position to know
deny that ho ever speculated. It seems
that he loaned money to persona, some of
whom are good and will pay up. Others
are not good. After he had started loaning
them money he had to keep It up for fear
he would loe It nil, and finally did, any
way. It seems a very untnnkllke thing to
do, loan money without security, but that
Is Just what he did. For some of It he
doesn't even have a note to ever the
Stnte Prohibition Contest. '
The annual oratorical contest of the State
Prohibition league will be held at Drake
university auditorium Thursday evening of
this week. Central Holiness university of
Oskaloosa will send a contestant, and this
will mark the first state contest In which
that Institution has had a representative.
The contest follows a two days' convention.
The contestants and their subjects are as
J. C. Prowt, Iown Wosleyan university,
"A Plea;" A. H. Ayers. Central Holiness
university, "Heroism of Reform:" S. J. Mr.
Crackon, Penn eollepe, "America's Greatest
Problem;" Georare W. Hall. Simpson col
lege, "Prohibition a Rlngie Issue;" Ida
I-wla. Mornintrs'ldo college. "Tho Conflict
of Today;" Roy C. Hellfensteln. Des Moines
college, "A Protected Foe;" Jesse A. Macy,
Drake university, "The Greatest Foe to
Human Progress."
Goss Chairman of Pharmacy Donrd.
J. S. Goss of Atlantic was today elected
chairman of tho State Pharmacy commis
sion by the rotation of the office to the
oldest member of the commission, and
Bert Russell was elected as vice chair
man. Fnlrlinnks to Ames.
Vice President Fairbanks will speak at
Ames to the students of the State college
next Saturday, ln addition to appearing
ln Des Moines as the. chief speaker at
the annual banquet of the Grant club.
The arrangements have Just been perfected
for his appearance at Ames. It Is expected
that he will reach Des Moines Saturday
morning at 9:30 and will proceed at once
to Ames to speak to the students and that
he will retitrn to Des Moines at 2 o'clock
and speak before the Grant club In the
evening. The understanding Is that his
address before the Grant club will be con
fined entirely to I. S. Grant and that
ln his address at Ames he will touch on
some of the topics of tho times and make
a talk that will be more or less political.
I.nhor Meets In Krnknk,
Tho State Federation of Labor will hold
Its annual convention this year In Keokuk, j
June 11. The convention Is devoted strictly !
to business so far as the sessions are con- I
earned and there is no program' prepared j
other than the regular order for taking
up business. The people of Keokuk have,
however, arranged two steambout trips j
on the Mississippi, one to Nauvoo and the
other down the rlvor.
Levlicne to Nebraska.
Governor Cummins today signed the
papers granting tho requisition for Ed- j
ward Levlgne, who Is under arrest at !
Sioux City and Is wanted In Red Willow
! county, Nebraska, for counterfeiting. The ,
evidence seems to show that h manufac-
tured several $10 notes of the Merchants
and Planters' bank of Savannah, Go., of '
the date of Junu 23, 16. It is claimed j
thnt he was one of a gang of counter
feiters. Wonld Dissolve Insurance Company.
Suit was bcyun ln the district court today
by Auditor of State B. F. Carroll to have
the Iowa German Mutual Insuranco asso
ciation of this city dissolved on the ground
that the company 1b Insolvent. The suit
was started by the attorney general ln
the Interests of the state. The grounds for
the suit are the results of an Investiga
tion of the company by J. A- McKellar.
state Insurance Inspector. The liabilities
are listed at $15,575.50. The company was
formed January 1, 1M, by the consolida
tion of four companies, the Merchants' Mu
tual Insurance company, the Farmers' Live
Stock Mutual Insurance company, the
Southern Iowa Mutual Insurance associa
tion and the State Farmers' Mutual Fire
and Tornado association. Tho new company
started out with $ic0,OX) Insurance In force
and It Is claimed that bad management
Is tho caune of its insolvency. The state
uuditor has kept close watch of the com
pany and four examinations have been
made this year. The heavy assessments
made by the company lead to the suit
being instituted.
NcrsiRg r,2ot semi
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strenuous thinking, worry, irregu
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When you feel that you are losing
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Wash Murhlne Specials.
All kinds, from $3.M to J17.60. Ask to see
the One Minute Wuslier, price $10. Tho
easiest wuslier made. J. Zollor
Mer. Co., lUO-lOli-106 Broadway. Phone 3W.
Need any lace curtains? Before you
buy better come ln and see us. We want
i to surprise you ln price and quality. D.
W. Keller, l'C 8. Mala.
Buy the Jewell gas or gasoline stove.
They are the safest. Petersen & Schoenlnx.
Before cutting your upholstering, mat
tress making, repairing and rellnlHhlng
done, get the prices of the Mirgan Up
holstrlng Co., Xil Broadway, next to
Alexander's art store. Tel. for quick or
ders. Bell, SS3; lnd 370 red.
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to rertoje health and strength to
tho overworked body and brain.
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mind regains its poise, liver and
bowels uct properly, the sleep is
refreshing after a few doses of this
half-century old remedy.
Din. ; . .l-
1 ia in b i improve uic
general neaiin ana
Alanka refrigerator.
Petersen & Schoe-
Lace curtains. Stookert Carpet Co.
la laxrs
Itc sb tic.
Wtta lull lastrsrtieM
lona Krwa Xofes.
ATLANTIC Sheriff H. P. Duval h,is Just
pun-has'-d a pair of thoroughbred hound
to use in trat kliig d iwn ,ci linli aln. Ttie
dogs are 9 months old and well traln-d.
liAVKNPORT It was ilecldt d at the
convention of th I'pper M.fslaHippI Turner
soiiety to hold schools cf Inotructloii for
active Turnern every The tlrt one
will !) held ln Ios Molm-s in Jun.
CLINTON' Agatha hospital wtll b made
the tlnBt hni.ltl In tli Hate by the m.
ftndliure of ti.' this summer. Mrs. W.
1. Young will erect a home for nurres
on the giouni, to bo known as the
Pool home, ln memory of her daughter,
who died In Chicago recently.
IlBl'Jl.'E A numlr of large furniture
comrHtileS. closed by a strike here ten
dns ago, have pu:n opened. Two hun
dred out of the l.K) mn returned to woik
skiiue ui the u luces Xviuid It luuKnultii ui
open up because of the scarcity of men.
Tho qui'Ktion of cstabllHiilng a boycott Is
being discuNsed.
CLINTON Kev. C. E. Organ, state evan
gelist of the Christian church will prob
ably accept a call extended him by the
Central Christian church of Clinton. Mr.
Organ has conducted a revival at the
Clinton church during the lmt six weeks
ami has become very popular with mem
bers of the congregation.
ATLANTIC The weather has been ex
cellent for growing crops the last three
days, and developments show that the late
cold spell did not materially affect crops
In any way. A few cherry trees that were
prematurely ndvanced wero Injured, and
Home tender garden truck, but farmers say
that small grain was not Injured.
CLINTON The Iowa Telephone company
has raised the wages of Clinton operators.
making the minimum pay for operators
J-', p r month instead or m as it was
formerly. Extensive Improvements In Clin
ton are; contemplated by the company. In
cluding the Installation of an underground
wire system and thu erection of a new
building for the local exchange.
ATLANTIC The local council Knights
of Columbus had their second initiation
of members here Sunday, when a class of
thirty-six candidates was taken into th
order. The titst and second degree work
was conferred by the team from Council
Hluffs and the third degree by the Sioux
City team. There were 3k1 visiting knights
from len Moines, Council Bluffs, Sioux
City, Neola and other cities present, In
cluding head otneors in the state organiza
tion. ,
ATLANTIC Company H, Fifty-fifth
regiment, Iowa National Guard, that hia
been stationed hcie for the last two years.
will De mustered out or service next week
Tho action of the state officers was taken
unon request of Captain Miles, who be
came discouraged at t'i' poor showing of
the company at Inspection and after the
company was unable to secure the support
of the citizens and has had trouble about
commanding officers. It Is said that Charl
ton, from which place, the company came
two years ago, will secure It again.
Council Blnffs Real Katate Transfers.
These transfers were reported to The Boa
April 3 by the I'ottawnttumle County Ab
stract company of Council Bluffs:
Susanna W. Stephens et al, to John
T. Jones, n4 80 9, and the neVi
swH, 9-75-41. wd mOOO
James X. Annls, administrator, to
John T. Jones, n1 se4 sec. 9. and
the ne4 swv4, 9-75-11. pro. deed 10,05)
Willis n. Austin and wife to Bessie I.
McCaffrey, lot 15. block Central
subdivision of Council Bluffs, la,, w.
Emellne Hhodrs to Peter Hartrtg, s 2
acres of lot 10, Greenwood's sub
division of the nw'i se'i, and s26.6
acres or sw"h ne'i, :n-7a-43, w.d
C. Hafer nnd wife to Maggie. Show-
alter, lot 2, block 2S, Hayllss &
Palmer's add. to Council Bluffs,
Ia.. wd
II C. Blilphen nnd wife to H. W.
Binder, lot 9. Thomas Elder's sub
division to Council Bulffs, In., wd...
Pacific Realty company to Marv B.
Whltbeck. lot 5, block 40. Beer's
subdivision to Council Bluffs, In.,
wd :
Roy Pullen and wife to Jennie M.
Smith, lot 12. block 1. Gate's add. to
town of Oakland, Ia., wd
Krnest E. Hart, inc., to P. C. PeVol,
lot 8, Aud's sulxllvlsion of lot 5,
block 5, Mynster's add., and block
1, Bsyllss First add to Council
Bluffs. Ia., qrd
Paul C. DeVol and wife to of
P. C. Devol, lot S. Aud's sulwlivlslon
lot 6, block 5, Mvnstcr's arid., and
block 1 Bavllss First add. to Coun
cil Bluffs, fa., qrd
Ten transfers, total.
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"Training Table"
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Some one has ashed: "Why
is Shredded Wheat on the
'training table' of every uni
versity and college?"
The reason is easy to give.
SliFedded Wtteat
contains the greatest amount
of muscle-building material in
smallest bulk and in most di
gestible form. The favorite
food of athletes as well as
children. '
For breakfast heat the Biscuit in oven to re
store criapness, pour hot milk over it, add a
little cream and a little salt; or, sweeten to
taste. Shredded Wheat is also delicious and
wholesome for any meal in combination with
fresh or preserved fruits. At your grocers.