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THE OMAHA DAILY 13 EE: TfimsDAY. JANUARY lf. 1005.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA
Office 15 Scott Street. Both 'Phones 43.
- MIOR MRTIOX.
Ed Stone, wanted on "dlpso" wsrra.it.
taken Into pimtodv laet evening by
Ixtputy Sheriff Ma Hup.
MeDonatd'ii sentence of twenty year In
tlie penitentiary . for Incest has been af
firmed by the, Iowa supreme court.
The regular meetlnjr of the Womnn'a
Christian Temperance union will be held
thin afternoon In the club room in the
public library building.
J. Kimon, V9 Mill street, reported to the
riollce. the theft of a -ald watch from his
house. He -Mid rntranre had been (rained
by the thief by means of a skeleton key.
Mr. Harsh K. Case of thl city ha
been appointed a district deputy for
Pottawattamie rountv bv Mrs. Marv K.
KellosrB. state president of the Rehekah".
OFFICE SPACF FOR PENT. A PER
MONTH; CKNTRAT, IWATION. BTKAil
UKAT AND KI.ECTHIC I.IOHT FIR-
M8HED, OMAHA REK, 15 BC'OTT ST.
1 YOI' WANT TOCTl MONEY'S WORTH
(WHEN YOI' RI'V A PIANO YOU ARK
I NOT BURKOF THIS ("NL.KSB YOI" TU'V
I IT Or A. HOBPE 'CO , ; PEAR!,. 28
! SOUTH MAIN ST.. I'Ol.TJCII. BM'FFS.
A marriage license was Issued yesterday
to Henry F, Pnlder, aged 8, and Klla
1 Nelson, aged 28. both from Albion, Neb
They wcra. married by Rev. Henry J)a
.According to the tax warrant handed to
County Treasurer Mitchell yesterday bv
County Auditor Cheyne the total amount
of taxes to be collected In Pottawattamie
county during 1908 la I7M.XZ17.
Ed Bird of Btaples, Minn., complained to
i the police Monday night that two men had
: -lifted-1 110 from him. Captain Hchafer In
vestigated the matter and succeeded In se
curing the return of Bird's cash.
The meeting of the household economics
department of the Council Hluffs Woman s
club to be held at the home of Mrs. K.
. J: Towsley, 832 Hlierman avenue will be
1 Thursday afternoon Instead of this after-
noon, as erroneously announced.
B. A. Bte.ve.nB. editor of the Silver City
Times and secretary of the Western Iowa
' Editorial association, has written Secre
tary Reed of the Commercial club that
the association will hold Its semi-annual
meeting in the auditorium of the public
library building of thla city February 21.
L. C. Wolfe, a member of the editorial
rtaff of the Nonpare.ll, reported to the po
lice yesterday the theft of his overcoat
from the Nonpareil offices Monday night.
The theft of an overcoat belonging to one
of the students of the High school waa
Building permlta were Issued yerterday
to Peter Welj for two two-story frame cot
tages on North Second street, to cost !,2O0
each and for two one and a half story cot
tagea on Franklin avenue, to cost 11. EO)
each. A permit was also Issued to U Mc
Daniel for a one-story frame cottage on
.Fifth avenue and Tenth street, to cost
An erroi In reading -the prices quoted
fave the contract to Kd McClelland for
tiling the approaches to the Frank street
bridge over Indian creek. McClelland bid
17, centa per cubic yard In place of V ,4
centa, an announced, whereas John Wal
lace's price waa 7i cents, and yesterday
the mistake was corrected and the con
tract awarded to Wallace.
William Stonco, the Infant son of Mr.
nd Mrs. Stevent Marksvelch, members of
the gypsy camp in the western part of
the city, died yesterday morning from
pneumonia, aged 1 month. The funeral
waa held yesterday afternoon from Cut
ler's undertaking parlors and burial was
In fit. Joseph's cemetery.
The receipts In the general fund of the
Christian Home for last week were
$269.36, being 11.859.83 above the current
need of the week. The balance wipts
out the amount needed in the i ninrnv.
ment and contingent fund for 1907 and
reduces the I2fi,000 needed for that fund
for 1908 to $23,739.23. In the manager's
fund the receipts were $184.25, being
$129.25 above the needa of the week and
reducing the deficiency in this fund to
date to $821.14.
""""' uisiivitni INSTITUTE
Tyro Days' geaaton to Be Held at the
A mlesionary Institute fof the Council
Bluffs district of the Methodist church will
ha held at Broadway church, commencl.ig
Monday evening, January 27. and lasting
over the following day. The program,
which will be carried out under the direr
tlon of Dr. A. E. Griffith1, presiding, cider
of the district, will Include a number of
prominent . warkera from abroad, besidt-s
the pastors of the several churches In the
Among those from abroad will be W. K.
Poughty of New York, field secretary of
the Young People's Missionary depart
ment; Dr. E. Ft. Fulkersnn, a missionary
from Nagasaki. Japan, and Dr. J. H. Trim
ble, field secretary of the Kansas dlvlrion.
Tha Institute will open Monday evening,
January $7. when Dr. A. E. Griffith will
give a "Foreword." Dr. Trimble will speak
on "The Present Missionary , Need," and
Secretary Doughty will deliver an address
on "The Need Made Real by Missionary
The flrat session Tuesday will be at 8 16
a. m., and will Include an address by Dr.
Trimble on "The Task Assigned and the
Prlca of Success." Secretary Doughty will
apeak on "How to Organise and Conduct
a Missionary Class." At 10:30 a. m. class
Work will be commenced and Dr. Doughty
m,lll UU rt.A r tl... ci
Jr. E. R. Fulkerson will tell of "The Up
lift of China."
At the afternoon session the speakers
nnd their subjects will be: Dr. B. F. Criss
nian. "God's Missionary Plan for the
World;" Secretary Doughty, "How to 8c
cur the Results of Mission Btudy," Dr.
Trtnble, "Missions In the Sunday School."
Following the addresses there will be
an open conference
The evening and closing session of the
Institute wUl be opened by Dr. Trimble
with an address on "Signs Giving Promise
of Final Success." Dr. Fulkerson will tell
of "The New Orient," and Dr. A. 15. Grif
fith will g've a "Closing Message."
Congregational t hnrch Election.
At the annual meeting of the First Con
gregational church held Monday evening
them officers for the ensuing years were
Trustees,' for two years. D. W. Keller
ud W. II. Ktllpack; treasurer. E. H
llarl; clerk, C. 8. Lawnon; deacons. G.
II. Brown and K.'W. llaxelton; assistant
deacons. Geo. Hamilton and Arthur Kapv;
prudential committee. Rev. C. M Rice. N.
P. Dodge, Mrs. B. C. Smith. Mfs. E. I
Fcott and Dr. N. J. Rice; music committee,
1.. C Squire. Mrs. J. H. Keith, Mrs. N. J.
Rice. Mra. Mary Cutler and Sheldon Coon,
pastoral committee, Mrs. F. P. Wilson,
?.lrs. R. H. Nichols, Mrs. I. E. Roe. Mrs.
W. F. Caw, Mrs. 8. a Henrv. Mrs. Oakley
Rows and Mra. O. O. Smith; the Sunday
S'hool officers are: Prof. E. R. Jackson,
superintendent: Mrs. C. F. Kimball, assist
ant auperintendent; George Hamilton,
aecond assistant superintendent and trea
surer; George Blank, secretary; 8. Lyale
Pierce, librarian; Miss Mary Hatelton,
organist, and Miss Edith Smith, assistant
Sufferers from GALL STONES
and APPENDICITIS Cured
Ths Mysra-Dlllon Drug Co.. 11 th and Farnam eta.. Omaha. Neb., are exclusive
agents In thla territory .for Frultola. Thla wonderful new discovery In ths field of
medietas Is curlug people .very day of appendicitis and gall stone.
THI OVUU MAX WU OVBID BT nVXTObA
Mv.ra-nmnn Dru, Co rm.h. k-.k Omaha. Neb.. Oct 30. 1T
tjeouemen: i aurrerea ror more than six months with what I .n,.. . .
Stomach and bowel trouble. I tiled etSry remedy ? suggested to roaTVVtl
cm, without receiving any benefit. I saw'your adVertl.'e'mlnVof Fr?to?i and
f ;?U'.Cl'rl" Zl m,..to try "' ' ,,ok Frultola In connection, with Tra?
as dlrocteu. and the resu t waa aatouisnlng. After taking one bottle of KrV"la
rnoi,than '.,",n!L,l - were removed. I continued the use of Frultola
and Traxo until the cur. was complete. The satisfaction of having my " hi!a?th
.stored la worth mora, than money te roe, and I am corresponding" grateful toyu
I h 'commended Frultola to a great many of my frtJndi i .....
tnatance. as In my own caae. It haa lona mora than you cUlm f or 'it- "
it will giv in pl.asuro to allow you
' 1 '
tea saff.rlag today ail e writ to
. Omaka, , asevt thla pHl
COMMISSION PLAN TO WAIT
Commercial Club Committee Thinks
City Should Not Be in a Hurry.
LEGALITY IS YET TO BE TESTED
Time to Properly Consider Qarstlon
Too Short Between ow and the
Xprlngt Eeet lon--'o Action
Taken on Itrport.
Bo far as the Council Bluffs Commercial
club is concerned no rffort will he made
at this time to recuie a petition for the
submlKsiou lo the voters of the proposition
of adopting the commission form of munici
pal government. Contrary' to expectation
the report of the special committee, con
sisting of Postmaster A. 8. llaxelton. V.
E. Bender, Mayor Macrae. P. C. DeVol and
F. R. Davis, was against taking any ac
tion In the matter at th present time, and
advised that Council Bluffs wait and see
how the plan worked out in Des Moines
and other cities which had voted to
The report of the committee follows:
Your committee appointed to Investigate
and report tipon Jhe commission form of
government for cities, and the advisability
of submitting the question of adopting
said form of government for the city of
Council Bluffs at a time prior to the next
municipal election, beg leave to report as
First That your committer has investi
gated the law creating such commission,
enacted by the Thirty-second General as
sembly, nnd obtained Information ms to
the origin, operation and practical work
ings of said plan so far as the limited
time allowed would permit, and unani
mously approve of the commission form of
government of cities, and nre of the fur
ther opinion that said for mof government
should be adopted and put Into operation
In this city as soon as practicable. We
believe that this plan embodies the busi
ness principles necessary to and commen
surate with the avowing demands of the
progressive and developing American city.
Second Your committee, however. Is not
disposed to recommend the adoption of said
form of government by the city of Council
Bluffs at the present time for the follow
ing reasons, to-wlt:
Because the work of securing the neces
sary number of names required on a peti
tion requesting such an election must be
prosecuted with the greatest care and ac
curacy and in strict conformity to the
provisions of the law. and we deem the
time In which this work must be done as
Insufficient to its proper performance.
Furthermore, as this Is essentially a "peo
ple's measure." It la desirable that every
opportunity be . given for Intelligent and
thorough public discussion, an opportunity
which the limited time would not permit
While It may be held by Rome that all the
frelimlnarles could be encompassed and
hat the plan could be sufficiently dis
cussed. In (he interval between the present
and the date of submission, your commit
tee does not feel warranted In approving
such a course.
The committee learns that there Is pend
ing In the aupreme court of this iat .
suit brought by citizens of Des Moines to
test the constitutionality of the law and
the action Involves other questions regard
ing the sufficiency and regularity of the
petition circulated In that city. While that
case, has been decided favorablv to the
proponents of the law In the lower court.
It would. In our Judgment, be unwise to
Incur the expense necessary In adopting
mi .irm nere wnue me validity of the
law. Itself, Is doubtful.
The committee Is of the opinion that
the ultimate result to the cltv financially
of the management of Its affalra by the
commission would be to largely reduce
operating expenses, yet the Immedlnte re
sult would be an Increase to a considerable
extent of such expenses, growing out of
elections, additional salnrles and the va
rloua changes which are necessarllv In
volved In the change from the present to
the commission system. The present finan
cial condition of the city, and the un
certain prospects of the future are such
that the committee does not regard it wise
or prudent to enter upon an undertaking
at the present time. Involving immediate
That there are serious defects in the
present law Is admitted bv its most ardent
advocates. Without douht these defects
will be remedied by subsequent legisla
tion, hut we regard them of sufficient lm
portnnce to warrant further delay.
Two cities In Iowa, to-wll: Des Moines
and eclar Rapids, have alreadv, bv vote,
adopted this form of government and w.lll,
at the coming city election, elect officers
thereunder. Sioux City will vote on the
proposition -on the 21st of Janunrv. That
many questions must necessarily arise
growing out of such radical changes Is
Inevitable. Your committee deems U the
conservative course to wait, observe and
profit by the experiences of these cities.
While the only action taken by the club
on the report was to order It received and
placed on file. It waa the opinion of those
present that the club should not take the
Initiative a,t this time In having the propo
sition submitted to the voters.
There wss a large nnd representative
attendance at the meeting and the subject
was discussed pro and con with consider
able Interest. The discussion showed that
the commission form of government was
not lacking In supporters.
Republicans Preparing for Election.
At the meeting of the republican city
central committee held last evening In the
office of County Attorney J. J. Hess tha
features of the new primary law were dis
cussed and preliminary arrangements made
for opening the municipal campaign.
Aa there will be no opposition, It is ex
pected, to the present republican incum
bents of the several city offices, the com
mittee decided that the first work It had
to do was to secure councilmanlc candi
dates from such wards not already rep
resented In the council by republicans. In
the First ward It was announced Joseph
Inlggett would likely be a candidate, as
would C. A. Tlbblts In the Second ward.
Frank Levlne. It waa atated, was a possi
ble candidate In the Third ward. The name
of William Dawson was mentioned for
the Fourth ward, and a committee will
wait on him. Peter Smith, being a candi
dldate for renominatlon la the Fifth and
Walter M.'llendrix for renomtnatlon In the
Sixth ward, the committee will not 'have
to seek candidatea In those wards. .
G. H. Scott, former Judge of the superior
court, has Informed his friends that he In
tends to be a csndldate for city solicitor
on tha republican ticket.
Deputy Sheriff Thomas McCaffery form
ally announced yeaterday hla candidacy for
the republican nomination for sheriff.
Freeman U Reed, Elmer FX Smith and
James W. Mitchell were appointed a aub
eommlttee to wait upon prospective candt-
to use mv name In your advertising
" V. .11. LW,
"Omaha branch" John Gund Brewing Ca
Kyara-muoa Drug Oo, ink aaa Fanass
dateg, and J. P. GreermhleM. K. If. lioiigrr
and EM Canning were appointed n fimnee
MiTTF.H iy niXTnilT
First Jarr Trial of Term W I
f Marlon lledne'ielh.
Judge Thornell. In district court, yester
day made an additions! eqtity assignment,
also an assignment nf criminal Mnd law
cases. The first jury trial will be that
of Marion llcdgipcth, the Missouri parole!
convict charged with blow'.nj the sate In
the office of the Council Bluffs Transfer
and Stove Slornge rompSny. This i the
second trial. On the first trial Hedgepelh
was found guilty, but was granted a new
trial on a technicality. '
The second case set for trial is tiiat cf
Roy W. Stevens, who was found guilty of
j criminal as.ault on 11-year-old Christina
I Chrlstensen. but secured a new trial, nloi
ion r technicality. It Is stated that loctl
Lttorneys an- no longer in 'this rase, but
j that the defense at this trial will be con
ducted by attorneys from Lincoln. Neb
This Is the additional equity assignment:
Tuesday. January 21 Wells ag.'ilnet
County Treasurer; Ouren against Countv
Wednesday. Januarv 22 Earker against
Talbott: Rledentopf agulnst Keller ei at.;
Hays against Have.
Thursday. January 23-Cily against Chi
cago Great Western Railway Company;
City against Mason City & Fott Iodgo
Friday, January 24 Western linplenie.it
Manufacturing Comrany against Union
Transfer Company et al.: Swanson Manu
facturing Company against Union Transfer
Company et. al.
The criminal and law assignment is as
January 27 Stale against lledgepeth et
al.; State against Stevens.
January 28 City against Stevenson; State
a;atnst Fricke et al.
January 29 Benjamin aeainst Fogarty
Estate; Gundrsni against Randlett.
January SiV Kineer ugainst Patten; Mon
arch Manufacturing Company against
City; Ouren against County Treasurer.
January 31 Ralnboit against Torbltt;
Pattrldgc Lumber Company against Blum
mer Manufacturing Company; MeCarvllle
against Wabash Ttallroad Company.
February 1 Van Dorn against S." O. Seed
Company; Lyons Bros, against Murnion
son. February 3 Vien, Administrator. Hgalnst
Illinois Central Railway Company; Soren
son against Wabash Railway Conipnnv;
Droge Bros. aalnst Goldapp; Diorr Bros,
against Glese; Droge Bros, against Mc
Mullen: Droge Bros, against McMullen.
Febuary 4 Kennedy against Chicago.
Rock Island & St. Paul, special: Williams
against C. C. C; Hap goods against Chase.
February 6 Roth against Modern Wood
men of America; Mllledgh against Street
Railway Company: Anheuser Buseh Brew
ing Company against Warehouse Construc
February S-McK. Real Estate Com
pany against Langer; Swanson against
Bkelton; Hess. Trustee, against Anchor
Fire Insurance Company.
February 7 Jefferls against Chicago
Northwestern; Knox against National
Bank of Commerce; Barker against Tal
bott. February 8 Boylen against Hannan.
February 10 Webster against Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific, special; Cramer
against Chicago Great Western.
February 11 Saltzman against Grain
Bhlppers' Asaoclation; McVey against ICd
stron; Jones against Sexey.
February 12 Pettersen against Street
Railway Company; Pcnn, Administrator,
February is McCarol, Trustee, against
Travelers' Insurance Company.
February 14 Davis against Pobson;
Blatz Brewing Company against Dobson;
Dnbson against Canning, Sheriff.
February 16 Boylo against Fogarty Es
tate; Harris against Fogarty Estate.
The case of the state against Joe Rock
and Harry Haskell was dismissed yester
day on motion of the county attorney for
lack of evidence to convict.
M. 1 Marks began suit against the
Illinois Central Railroad company In which
he asks damages In the amount of $1,995
for lo4s in shipment of horses from Mem
phis, Term., to Council Bluffs. The plain
tiff alleges that he shipped a carload of
horses from Memphis to St. Louis with the
understanding that If the animals were not
sold there they were then to be shipped to
Council Bluffs. The railroad company, it
la alleged, failed to send the shipment to
St. Louis, but brought it to Council Bluffs
by a roundabout route. Two horses were
killed as the result of the car Jumping the
track and others Injured.
Assessors for Schedule.
The assessors of Pottawattamie county
met yesterday at the court house to talk
over the assessment for IMS and fix a
schedule of assessments on certain classes
of stock, etc. The meeting is required by
Paul Beezley of Center township presided
and Titus Fehr of James township acted
as secretary. James Coons of Macedonia.
C. E. Springer of Silver Creek and John
Schmidt of Layton were appointed a com
mittee to name a schedule of assessments.
These valuations were decided upon:
One-year-old colts, S3A; 2-vear-old colts.
$48: 1-year-old heifers, ti2; 2-year-old
heifers, $16; cows, $20; 1-year-old steers,
$16; 2-year-old steers, 24; 3-year-old steers.
32: cattle In feeding, 3' cents; swine, :14
Horses, 3 years old and over, sheep, bulls,
goats and vehicles to be assessed at the
discretion of the assesses.
Old corn to be assessed at 30 cents n
bushel; new corn bought by feeders In
hand January 1, to be assessed at 30 cents.
This year the assessors do not have to
place a new valuation on real property,
but only have to assess personal property.
Moses Draper Found Dead.
Moses Davidson Draper, aged t2. was
found dead in bed at his home, 1!23 Avenue
E, by his daughter, Florence, who kept
house for him, when she went to call him
for breakfast yesrtrday morning. fndi
cations were that death had occurred
about 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning. While
not thought to bo seriously ill, Mr. Draper
had not been In robust health recently. He
retired aa usual Monday night after par
taking of a hearty supper. Coroner Trey
nor, who was called, assigned heart failure
aa the cause of death and decided that
an Inquest was unnecessary.
He Is survived by one son, James W.
Draper, of 1710 Avenue F,- this city, and
four daughters, Mrs. Mary Fisher of
Pleasantville. la.; Mrs. K. M. Klotz of
Pacific Junction, la.; Miss Florence Dra
per, who kept house for her father, and
Miss Bertha Draper, who at present l.i
working In the country.
N. T. I'iumblng Co. Tel. 250. Night. Lus
v Itral Katats. Transfers,
These transfers were reported to The
Bee, January 14. by the Pottawattamie
County Abstract company of Council
Harry Ij. Robertson and wife to Hattle
West, et al.. wi, ne of a-TT-G.
o.. c. d fj.on
Anna J. Tayton and husband to 1
V. Qlldden, part of lots 3 and t.
Aod s subd. of lot 1, Aud's suhd. of
i e4 sei of 30-TR-4'!, w. d CSV)
J 1.. Bunker and wife to Jens Larson,
Iota 1, 1. ft. 4 and t In block :.t in
town of Walnut. Ia., w. d TP0
A- I. P:-f"w.;. et al., to Ann Hilde
brend, -H, nit'1 aei, 10-76-40, q. o. d. I
A. P. Brown, i al.. to Clarissa '.
Boatty. wV v ' se'i of W-i-4,
q. c. .d 1
Five trsnsfe-a: total
Fail Trala Strikes Tsa Men.
CRESTO.N'. la , Jan. 15 -( Special.) Two
young men, Frank Prime of Osceola and W.
T. Carsoa of New Virginia, were atruck by
fast mail train No. about midnight Sat
urday night, near the Osceola depot, and
Prims was Instantly killed. Carson had a
leg broken and auffered Internal Injuries,
but ho may recover. Both men are farm
ers, about 21 Jtars of age, and both w '
CASH IS LOW IN TREASURY
Legislature Overdraws the Funds
Available for Payment of Bills.
B0USQUET FOR COURT CLERK
Senator .Nihil I.. HlenWIer of Ida (.rntr
Announce Himself a n Candi
date for Stair Andllor on
I 'From a Staff Correspondent 1
PKS MOINES. Jon. 1.V- (Special. )-Tie
state Irensnry of Inw.i will he out of
money Inside of a month, at least by the
last of February, and If the bills due
January 1 were presented today the treas
ury would he enintled The enl A nil I Inn
is that the legislature has continued for
I some sessions back to make appropriations
that were greater than the Income of the
I slat. While the balances at the end of
I each ouarler lu the state treasury have
fluctuated somewhat the tendency hns been
to grow less. There was on December 31.
W7. $1,0iW In the state treasury. There
was due the Stste university. State normal
and Slate Agricultural college on January
1 a total of $147,050, and the monthly salary
list of the state Is $40,oco and the monthly
support, fund to the state Institutions Is
about $125,0CO. The total Is $312,000. There
will be some receipts to the state treasury,
but not such that the balance will hold
out more than a month or two and the
receipts from state taxes will not begin to
reach tile slate treasury from the county
treasurers till some time In April and May.
For a good many sessions the legisla
ture has been overdrawing Its account.
During the seven years that Governor
f'ummlns has been In the executive chair
he has not at any time recommended a
direct expenditure of money for a specific
purpose, but each of the sessions he has
called the attention of the legislature to
the, amount thnt was available for special
appropriations. The legislature has Ignored
this almost always and at the last session,
though the governor called attention to
the fact that there wss but about $WO,000
available for appropriations, the legisla
ture made appropriations amounting to a
total of about $l,2n0.0no. The amount avail
able for special appropriations was about
$600,0(0, but tho legislature appropriated
I'ndcr the law In this state when a war
rant la presented and there Is no money
to pay It, It Is stamped "not paid for lack
of funds," and tt draws Interest from that
date. The state treasurer has nothing
whatever to do With preserving n balance.
In the treasury and no other state of
ficial has ary authority In the matter. The
legislature makes the appropriations and
Is solely responsible. It has had the In
formation on which to work, but has dis
regarded It. It Is probable that the treas
ury will be out of money only till the
taxes begin to come In In April and another
session of tho legislature will convene be
fore the funds will run low again. State
officials have been aware of conditions all
Bonsqaet I Clerk.
When the supreme court met today it
aecepud tho resignation of John Crockett
as clerk of tho supreme court and elected
Henry Bousquet of Knoxvllle, the present
deputy, to be clerk. Colonel Bousquet Is a
veteran of the civil war. lis appointed
Thomas Grubb. filing clerk under Crock
ett, to be deputy clerk, and appointed
Chris T. Jones, who preceded Mr. Crockett
as clerk, to be filing clerk.
The court today advanced the suit In
volving the constitutionality of the com
mission plan of government for Iowa mu
nicipalities and the arguments on the case
will be heard about Tuesday of next week.
It Is expected that an opinion of the court
can be had by the February term. This
will be only a hort time before the city
primaries are to be held under the plan.
The court today handed down the follow
Stats against Andrew Smith: Monroe dis
trict; murder in the second degree; af
firmed. State against T A. McDonald; Potta
wattamie: Incest; affirmed.
R. L. Bowe. nppellant. against Ada M.
Frink and Nathan Frlnk: Linn district;
suit over cement sidewalk: affirmed.
J. O. Glass rt al., proponents, against
Jasper D. Glass et al.. contestants; Linn
district; will case; affirmed.
Theo Munnitr, appellant, against A. K.
Zachary; Linn district: suit over removal
of property from leased land: affirmed.
State against Nick Blackburn, appellant;
Marshall district; statutory offense; re
versed. Empire Real Estate company, appellant,
against N. K. Bechlev; Linn district; suit
to quiet title; reversed.
I Bleakley for Auditor.
Senator John I Bleakley of Ida Grove
will bo a candidate for state auditor. This
information reached Des Moines today, and
It is understood that his formal announce
ment will be made In , the Ida Grove
Pioneer on Thursday of this week. Sen
ator Bleakley waa a member of the Insur
ance commission which conducted an In
vestigation of the Insurance business dur
ing the summer of 1000, and at the session
of the legislature in ISO? presented most of
the insurance laws that were enacted at
that time. He probably will be the only
Eleventh district candidate for a state of
fice. I.arrabee Will Not Serve.
Ex-Governor William Larrabee will not
act as chairman of the big temperance
meeting that will be held in thla city the
last of this month. His refusal is due to
his age and ill health. It Is possible that
Judge Weaver of the aupreme court will
act in that capacity.
There are eighteen candidates for the
position of director of the Iowa State
Traveling Men's association, which meets
In this city Saturday. There are five va
cancies to be filled. The men whose terms
expire are: J. A. Gunn, E. J. Concannon,
W. A. Tucker. T. M. Langan and A. E.
IIIl .1 H II II ' II II II ?
OF DISEASE AND SUFFERING
No truth is more forcibly manifested in physical' life than the old savin
"like begets like;" for just as the offspring of healthy ancestry are blessed
with pure, rich blood, insuring health and strength, so the children of blood
tainted parentage inherit a polluted circulation to burden their existence with
disease ana sunenng. bwollen glands about the neck, brittle bones, weak eyes,
pale, waxy complexions, running sores and ulcers and general poor health, are
the usual ways in which Scrofula is manifested. In some cases the blood is 6.0
filled with the scrofulous germs and tubercular matter that, from birth, life is
made miserable with suffering. Others who inherit the disease succeed in
holding the trouble in check during young, vigorous life, but when the system
has begun to weaken and lose its naturaV vitality, and especially after a spell
of sickness, the ravages of the disease will commence and in a great many cases
terminate in Consumption. S. S. S. is the very best treatment for Scrofula.
S. S. S. is made entirely of healing, cleansing
roots, herbs and barks, and is an absolutely safe remedy or voung or old.
Uook on the blood nd any medieaf advice about Scrofula given free of charee
Cohh. and all with the exception of Cobb
are candidates for re-election.. The other
candidates are: E. C. Evans. Walter St.
John. Meyer. S. Cohen. John A. P.Ia i hard,
K. W. Brown, James Rowie, Fred S. Mc
Cord, II. If. Smith, W. A Gray. T. B.
Cookerly. C. R. Moorehouse.'O. K. Talmer,
F.d Scott and Al Thomas.
Pur Iter Mar Resign.
Major George M. Parker of tho Fifty
i sixtli regiment. lows. National Guard, may
! resign. He returned today from Hot
springs, A rx ., wnere n lias spent four
weeks for Ms health. He preferred
charges against Colonel Chantland of the
same regiment some time ago, but the
governor refused to allow them to come ta
trial. Parker said today that ho could
not force the charges, but that he might
resign as major.
I he Interurban lias announced that It
will retrench on the service on the Col
fax. Perry and Woodward lines, begin
ning January 20. There will be a teduc
tlon In the number of trains one-half,
two coaches being run on each train In
stead of one. The schedule will be an
Episcopal dignitaries from all over this
portion or the country are arriving in the
city to attend the convention of that
church, which convenes Wednesday morn
ing. Ten bishops of the church will be
In attendance here. Deana of all the
large cathedrals of the middle west will
be here. Among those who will attend
are: Rev. Dr. Rufua W. Clark of Detroit,
Rev. Marmaduke Hatre of Davenport.
Dean Rev. Bode of Laramie, Wyo.; Rev.
Owen F. Jones of Bismarck, N. D.; Rev.
Theodore Sedgwick of Minneapolis, and
Rev. Carroll W. Davis, dean of the cathe
dral at St. Louis, Mo.
These dignitaries will be the guests of
some of the leading men of the city dur
ing the convention. Rev. Davis will con
duct the service at St. Paul's church Sun
day mornlr.e, January 19, '
Sulfide of Frank "Farrell. .
BOONE. Ia Jan. 15. (Special.) The
dead body of the late Frank Farrel. was
found under the ice of the Des Moines
river Monday afternoon shortly before
four o'olock where he had committed sui
cide early In the morning. Farrell was a
prominent and wealthy Marcy township
farmer, and had often made threats of
suicide. He arose Monday morning and
after bidding his wife farewell, started
off toward the river. She asked him where
he was going and he replied that he would
return later. She started tto follow him,
but he, seeing this, slipped away through
the woods and made his get-away. Mrs.
Farrell notified tho neighbors, and many
of the farmers of the township gathered
to search for the man. Farrell had jumped
In an air hole and his body went down the
river about thirty yards and lodged there.
He had often made threats of commit
ting suicide, but his family concluded It
waa only the Idlo talk of an unbalanced
mind, and that he would eventually re
cover from tho Illness. He was respected
among the farmers and in the city.
Court's Char ate to Grand ,lnrr.
FORT DODGE, la., Jan. 15.-(Speclal.V-Judge
R. M. Wright of this city yesterday.
In his charge to the grand jury which will
sit during the January term of diatrlet
court here, came out strongly In his de
nunciation of the liquor men who violate
Within the last few weeks one saloon has
closed voluntarily, since the proprietor waa
proved to have sold liquor to a man on
tho black list, and also on Sunday. The
first case before the grand Jury at this
term of court was that of Jody Bowers
against Colby Bros. It resulted In the clos
ing of the defendants' saloon by a perm
anent Injunction. Evidence, It Is said, thst
certain saloon men were not entirely law
abiding called for tho charge to the Jury.
In his charge Judge Wright also denounced
slot machines, declaring them to be the
educators of a nation into gamblers.
Iowa, News Notes.
CRE8TON The Mutual Telephone com
pany has Just completed a toll line from
here to Bedford entirely of copper.
MARSH A LITOWN The home and all
Its contents of Frank McDonald, living
five miles east of the city, was destroyed
by fire while tl)e family was away from
home last night. The loss on the house
and household furniture is $1,900. No In
surance. MARSHALLTOWN-Whtle warming the
Oilman theater this afternoon for an en
tertainment to be given this evening the
floor under the large stove used in the
audience section of the house caught fire.
Before the blaze was discovered and could
be put out a hole had been burned In the
floor, through which tho stove fell to the
ATLANTIC Gerald Butler, the 18-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Butler, near
Buck Creek church, while riding a horse
In the pasture met with an accident that
broke his leg above the ankle and crushed
several bones in the ton nf hla font 'l-h-
horse he was riding fell with him. throw- !
Ing the entire weight of its body on his 1
left leg, with the above result. I
ATLANTIC Sunday was the annlver- i
sary or mo young Men's Christian associa
tion here and an Interesting p.-ogram was
rendered In the afternoon unrl .nl
Dean Charles F. Fordyce of the Nebraska
Weslevil university iolivoreri torn '
quent and scholarly addresses and n fund
of $500 for support of the local association
during the coming year was raised In about
twenty minutes. .
ATLANTIC As evidence of the high
price still maintained by Cass county land
the recent deal of W. J. Tobiaa is cited.
Mr. Tobias sold his farm in Pymoaa town
ship for $115 ner acre ami tnsieu1 of look.
ing for cheap land in other states he at I
once purcnasea the Auguxt Seaman land
near town for $175 per acre. Real estate
deals are becoming numerous In Cass
county now and the average price of farm
land is right closa to Jlou per acre.
TIPTON Having been brakeman for
forty years on the Tipton branch of the
Chicago St Northwestern, George Orton of
this place died as the result of running a
'my upnuier iii ins linger, moon poison ,
resulted from the Injury. Orton wbi ;
about 58 years of age. He began to wuik i
when a mere boy and for forty yeara lias
been making three trips a dav over the 1
nine miles lying between Tipton and the
main line of the road. During all tills
time he has never had a vacation. Willi
the exception of three or four duv.
MARSHALL-TOWN Newe reached this
city today of the suicide bv drowning in
Long Island sound of Rev. A. J. Wheeler
formerly of this city and Concord, N. II..
who while a resident hero spent many
montha In Jail afver fleecing Mrs. Caroline
u renovates the enure circulation and drives
out 'the scrofulous and tubercular deposits.
S. S. S. is the greatest of all blood purifiers, ancj
it not only goes to the very bottom of the
trouble and removes the cause and cures the
disease, but it supplies the weak, anaemic blood,
with the healthful prooerties it is in need of.
P'ldln. an nsel leGisnd weniaii. cut of
U.iVNi and smaller sunm from other I.e
Urard peenie Rev, Mr. Wlnol.-r ended his
life bv leeplng frcii th strmrer Hart
ford on Long If In ml ioui ci at a point lion"
F..sex. Conn. M declared ";.e ev!l o
debt" w.in hounding liini in a loiter he left.
rilWTON-Pr "V Vi.lted States Mar
shall Wesley Bryant, who accompanied the
lelersl prisoners from this place to l.env
enworth, save tli routissl between the
men wss very marked. I.nne, tho pitsser
of counterfeit nmrev. Inking the matter
very coolly, nnd upon arriving thre 1
mst the first thing that attracted the
deputy's attention wns the familiarity
I.nne displayed with the Institution. This
Wns soon accounted for when it was
lerirned he had "done time" there on former
occasions. Charles M mson. who wss sen
tenced for six years for postofflce robbery,
wns not quite mo hardened and the deputy
states that he wept and soblied nearly all
the Journey to that place. Munson Is the
mnn who discovered the suicide, J. t
Caine, in tho Polk county 1n.il. lis Munson
was a cell mate at that time in the Jail
TAFT SPEAKS IN PHILADELPHIA
frecrelary Addresses (he- Ohio Society
In the City nf Brotherly
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. U.-Secretary
Taft of the Wer department was the chief
guest of the Ohio Society of Philadelphia
at Its banquet held here tonight. Secretary
Taft was met at West Philadelphia sta
tion on the Pennsylvania, railroad by
Charles D. Barney, retiring president of the
Ohio society, and William 8. Tuylor, the
newly elected president.
A feature of the affair was the decora
tions, every design having conspicuous in
Its make-up the "Buckeye." At each plate,
lnsteal of the usual guest card, waa a
hatpin with a buckeye for a head, on which
was painted the Ohio coat of arms. At
tached to the pin was a small flag of tha
state, on the reverse side of which was
the nme of the guest. When Secretary
Taft arose to speak, he wes greeted with
a song In which he was referred to as tho
In reply to this ho said: "It seems to be
a mighty poor society occasion of thla sort
when you do not nominate someone for
the presidency, so when we are through,
I'd like to take a little paper and sign It
"value received.' "
Ifo described Ohio as the typical Amer
ican laLe, referred lo the place Its sons
have held In the history of the eountiy
and then talked on the relations of this
country with China and Japan. The Jap
anese, he said, do not desire war with us,
nor do we with tliom.
The question of the open door In China,
he declared, was the Important one to us.
The t'nited Stales, the secretary said, was
second only to England In its commercial
relations with China, figures failing to
show the true conditions, because Ameri
can goods entering China were compelled
to pass through Hong Kong, a port con
trolled by England.
The sending of the American fleet to the
Pacific, the speaker Insisted, had no war
like significance. But the effect, as viewed
from the oriental standpoint, was most
wholesome, since the orientals reason
through their eyes, and the material evi
dence of the governmentwarships In the
Pacific settled the talk of war In the
CANAL WORK BEING RUSHED
Colonel Goethala Informs House Com
mittee He la Satisfied with
Prorrrn Made. ,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.-Wlth a view to
eliciting at first hand all possible Informa
tion regarding the organization of the
Panama canal construction and the rate
of progress being made the house commit
tee on Interstate and foreign commerce to
day had before It Colonel Goethals, t'nited
States Army, chairman of the Isthmian
Canal commission and chief engineer of
' Colonel Goethals was questioned at
length concerning the Gatun dam, but said
that a definite method of construction had
not been adopted. After a recent visit to
the Wachusell dam, he said, the commis
sion would not attempt to duplicate that
dam. The work of building the canal,
W, pMl& Iht complete formula, of all
medicine Wa art proud of them. V
nothing to conceal: no tecreh to hide.
You 'will find a numbjer of Poultry a(fvTtia&
norte "which will interest' you under the had tt
"Live Stock For PaJe" on the
Want ad Page
If yon have any kind of live Stock for eale
you can sell it cheaply and quickly with '
A three line want ad
Call at The Bee Office
17th and Farnam, "The Want-ad Corner."
Within etwyfcody'a rtacirtachtt tveryoixiy.
This woman aavs Ljdla E.
PlnkhamN Vopcf able Compound
saved her life. lteaf her letter.
Mrs. T. C. Willadsrii.of Manning,
Iowa, writes to Mis. Pinkham:
" I can tmly say that I.yrlia 1?. Fink
ham's Vrret&bie Compound sarerl ror
life, and 1 cannot express my jfratitud'o
to yon in words. For year f suffered
with the worst forma of female ccfln
plaints. continually doctoring- and
spending' lot of money for morlioine)
without help. I wrote 'you for advice,
followed it as directed, and took t.ydia
E. Pinkham Vegetable Compound'anl
it has restored me to perfect hetlth.
Had it not been for you I should have
been in my praye to-day. I wish every
Buffering- woman would try It."
FACTS FOR SICK WOMEN.
For thirty years Lydia E. rink
ham's Vegetable Compound, mado
from roots and herbs, has been the
standard remedy for female ills,
and has positively eured t housanda of
women who have been troubled with
displacements, inflammation, ulcera
tion, fibroid tumors, irregularities,
periodic pains, backache, that bear-ing-down
feeling, flatulency, indiges
tion,dizziness,or nervous prostration.
"Why don't you try it ?
Mrs. Pinkham invites all nick,
women to write her for advice.
She has guided thousands to
health. Address, Lynn, Mass.
Colonel Ooethals Fald. was progresslm
more satisfactorily than he had expected
The rainy season had Interfered with t!u
transportation and with other works. Tin
tracks sink and get out of level, rauslni
derailments of trains, .but theso difficul
ties, ho anticipated, would bo reduced.
During ull heavy showers work Is bus
Colonel Goethals said he thought the on
ca vat Ion of Culebra cut would be conv
pleted In the next four or five years
Steam shovels and trains are diminished
as the cut gets deeper and ho believed tin
maximum Installation In tills regard haii
possesses sufferers from lung trouble tu
they learn Dr. King's New Discovery will
help them. 5V- and Jl.on. For ssle b
Beaton Drug Co.
WARM PLACE FOR ASIATICS
Great Britain MaVes It Hot
Orientals In Johannesburg
JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 15,-Pursuant H
the determination .of the government 'Ly.
make the Transvaal ao hot for AslatUy
that those now In the country will be driven
out end further immigration come to an
end, fifty prominent Asiatics were arrested
here today. Among the prisoners were the
chairmen of both the British-Indian and
the Chinese associations and the commit
teemen of those organizations.
If your doctor fully endorses your
takine Aver't Chemr Pectoral for
your bard cough, then buy it and
lie If Iff k sa Anmm ni i4a
oar "fc8'n.g!d0SC ,M'-' He 1V
hao, M "bout ,his "Plendld medicine
for COUgha and CpldS. ff;
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