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: R OMAHA DAILY BETS: TlfURSDAY. ATOIL 16. 1908.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA
Office 15 Scott Street.
Ml OR MENTION.
Btockert Nils carpets.
Ed Rogers, Tony Faust beer.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director. "Phone VS.
Woodrlng- Undertaking com ran y. Tel. 18.
For rent, unfurnished rooma. 531 Main St.
Ranter port carda. Alexander's art atora,
Dog tag riveted on frea of. charge,
Fateraen A. Brhoetilng Co.
FOR RENT Nice large rooma, $:.00 and
- tip per week. Ogden hotel.
Wanted Two carriers to carry The Bee,
Omaha Bee. 16 Scott afreet.
KEHKAN BROS., FLORISTS. 10 PKARL
ST. 'Phones: Ind. 624 Black; Bell. 623.
ENROMi IN THE WESTERN IOWA
COLLEGE, A SCHOOL OF INDUSTRY.
' We know we have the beat flour. Eaco
Is tha name. Kartell at Miller. I'hnne 359.
IT PATS TO 8KB HOSPE BEFORE
BUYING A PIANO, ar PEARL STREET,
j Judge Wheeler excused the petit Jury
' In the district court yesterday until
Yeu had better come to D. W. Keller's,
lux So. Main St., and get your go-carts.
He can save you money. , .
Mrs. Clara, Andrewa of New 'York City
Is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Iu
T.-Monort of 323 Williams street.
Tha Woman's Christian Temperance
union will meet In regular session this
afternoon In tha club, room at the library
I The' young women of tha First Congrc.
Irrational church will meet Saturday after
rycon with Mrs. A. O. Rowe, 611 South
! First atreet.
! The case against S. C. Whltlaker,
I charged -with the embezslement of $15 by
I H. H Smith, waa dismissed In J untie
' I Greene's court yesterday.
Bluff City Masonic lodge will meet this
evening at 6 o'clock sharp for work In
the third1 degree. Following the, Initiatory
exercises a banquet will be served.
You can get better roeJ for less money
from William Welch, 16 North Msln. Tha
reason why Is because fie sells for cash,
liolu 'phones 128. Yard 'phone, Bell 977.
Settle your troubles by getting a good
reliable watch, of a strictly reliable make,
with a reliable guarantee behind It. Wa
have that watch. O. Mauthe, 22S Wear.
County Attorney J. J. -Hess will flit In
district court this morning the petition of
ouster against H. V. Battey, clerk of the
district court, on the ground of allege,!
Irregularities In tha accounts of tils
TURK ROSES, OLADIOLAS. DAHTJA8,
rALAtIL'MSL ('ANNAS AND OTHER
BULBS, PAEONIA ROOTS. TOMATO,
CABBAGE AND OTHER PLANTS IN
SEA80N. WE DELIVER. YOUNKER
Id AN HEED CO.
, Our spring stock of oxfords, black and
tat Is now In.. It a to your Interest to call.
Our expenses being so low we can under
sell tha other fellow and thus give you the
Vest quality for less money. Duncan Shoe
Co,. 23 8. Main St.
A building permit waa issued yesterday
to Ouy C. Hheperd for a two-story frame
residence on Second avenue. oetween
Ktnth and Tenth streets, to cost $3,0u.
One whs also issued to E. E. Spetman for
a 14.000 residence at 710 Bluff street.
Claude Hahn. the Omaha youth charged
with attempting to entice lo-year-old Ma
bel Hayden to leave her home In thia city
and armmpany him to Kansas City, was
discharged in police court for lack of
sufficient evidence. Hahn was warned
by the court to keep away from the tflrl
and he promised to do so.
A. ' E Brock, grand treasurer; W. A.
Groneweg; '. A. tieno, past grand regent;
A. T. Fltcklnger. .1. C. Mitchell and W.
E. MeConnell. memhera of Fidelity coun
rll of this city, were in attendance at the
eighteenth annual session of the grand
council of the Royal Arcanum of Iowa,
held in Boone yesterday. They will ar
rive horns this morning.
The memhera of the Fire and Police
commission made a tour of inspection of
the fire department houses yesterday aft
ernoon. The commission will meet this
evening and embody Its recommendations
as to repairs at the different engine
houses In a report to be submitted to the
city council at Ita next - session. The
commissioners report finding the houses
generally In good condition.
WUMam Fox, a stranger residing tem
porarily at 242 Thirteenth avenue, . wns
ierterday bound over to the grand Jury
by Judge Snyder in police court on thw
charge of breaking and entering the real-
dene of Thomas Williams at 1650 Avenue
R Monday afternoon. Fox In ssld to imve
fone to the Williams home while Mrs.
Vllllsms was visiting a neighbor. Find
ing the door unlocked he is said to have
entered the kitchen, emptied a sack of
potatoes on the floor and filled it with
a email tablecloth, a suit of clothes, a
' looking glass and other smaller artlces
which he found handy. When arrested by
ueiective weir, ox claimed Wo have pui-
nsseo me srncies. 8 waived u prs-
Doyle Objects to Gennn.
Attorneys for James Doyle In his mining
suit acalnst James F. Rtirr.s. former nr.il.
Oent of the Portland Geld Mining company,,!
eatcrday filed a motlcn In the district)
court of Mills county at Glenwood that the !
"aw firm of I T. Genung and his son,
Clyde Genung, be prevented from appear
. Ing as attorneys for Burna In the trial of
the case, which waa transferred from Pot
tawattamie county to Mills county. The
motion is supported by affidavits by John
N. Baldwin, George 's. Wright and A. W
Aakwlth, counsel for Doyle, and by Doyl;
In the affidavits It la set forth that L. T.
.Genung has professional knowledge, of
Doyle'a side of the case by reaaon of at
aoolatlon with Doyle'a counael In confer
ence In this city during the last trial. It
Is also set forth that It was the intention
to continue U T. Genung in the caae for
Rani Eatato Transfers.
' These transfers were reported to The Bee
.'April 14 by the Pottawattamie County Ab
stract company of Council Bluffa:
John W. Tye and wife to Ira R, Tye,
. nV, sH sei 13-7&-38. w. d 33,600
f. N. Rolston to Walter M. Gibson,
lots 1 and 1 block 33, Central aubdlv.,
w. d 1.500
stdwsrd L. Estahrook, executor, to
Frank Barlow, lot 17, block i V'oor-
hls' add., w. d 750
W illiam Barker and wife to George H.
, Lyons. e nVi and n1, svV 3t and
nei sei 36-74-44. a. w. d 100
If. T. True and wife to John W. Tem
pleton. lot g.. block 6. Twin City Place
add., w. d 60
Five transfers, total to, 010
Licenses to wed were issued yesterday to
Name and Residence.
Itcmahed Sheuiberg. Fremont, Neb
t at I Ida Namen. Council Bluffs
Clarence McManamy. Ute. Ia
uaude Lapmortli, Crescent, la.....
Dr. Mile' Nervine cure,
diseases brought on by mental
and physical exhaustion. So
many ailments are nervous af
fections that you can hardly miss
it if you try. it. . In any event its
strengthening influence upon the
nerves will beof great value to you.
. "I waa varr nervous, could not sleep,
was tormented with nervous headacn-.
and It tMintil that every malady waa
mine. My drugglat told ma that
Ir. Miles' Nervine waa good for nenoua
affections, so I purchased a bottle and a
box of Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain Pills. I
took tha pills for headache and the
kvvlu regularly. In n meek I felt much
'Wetter. It seemed that I was living a
Sew life. I do not feel that I csn
gHln relapae Into the physical wreck
Jiat I before takine them."
EUKI9 PERKY. Mna. Ark
If llrst bottle faila to benefit, money back,
'. aU.E MEDICAL CO.. Elkhart, Ind.
Both 'Phones 43.
DEMOCRATS FIX IP SLATE
iomerence MiDmm marries to uo om
t - H 1 M A n
the Primary Ballot.
MORE NAMES TO BE ADDED LATER
Conference te Bo Held at Neola on
(Ike Twenty-Fifth to Accept
Entries from Any Others
Willing; to Rnn.
At the democratic conference held yes
terday at Avcca. a list of tentative can
didates for the several offices to be voted
on' at the primary to be held June 2, was
selected. For most of the offices two
candidates mere named. For the purpose
of filling out and adding to the list of
county candidates another conference will
be held In Neola Saturday, April 26.
The following Is the list of prospective
candldatea for the primary:,
For Congress J. R. Spencer of Audu
bon, publisher of the Audubon Advocate;
John W. Blake of Atlantic.
Electors Hamilton Wilcox of Orlswold,
W. W. Gardiner of Avoca.
State Senator 8. B. Wadaworth of Coun
cil Bluffs, James M. Coons of Mace
donia. Representatives J. B. Johannsen of Wal
nut. J. F. Rooney of Walnut, Victor Jen
nings of Council Bluffs.
County Attorney H. L. Robertson of
Coroner 8. P. Plunkett of Council Bluffs,
Dr. Karl Bellinger of Council Bluffs.
Auditor John D. Hsnan of Neola.
Clerk of the District Court Andrew
Kestner of Walnut.
Recorder Myers Hansen of Council
Sheriff Major G. II. Richmond of Coun
cil Bluffs, i. C. Goodwin of Council
Tressurer J. M. Kelley of Macedonia,
Al Inocker of Oakland.
Surveyor E. B. Spetman of Council
SUIT TO ANNCL NATFRALIIATION
Government Brians Action Against
Resident of Mills County.
Alleging that the certificate was obtained
contrary to the federal statutes the United
States government filed a petition in the
United States circuit court here yesterday,
asklr. the annulment and cancellation of
tha certificate of naturalisation held by
Hau Nielsen, a farmer of Emerson, Mills
Tha petition alleges that on January 30.
1907, the defendant, a subject of the king
of Denmark, filed In the district court of
Mills county a petition for naturalisation.
The clerk of the court Issued the certificate
to Nielsent on September 21 of tha same
year. By virtue of this certificate, It Is
alleged In the petition, the defendant claims
the rights of an American cltisen and the
protection of the fedtral government.
Tha principal allegation In the ' petition
filed by the government asserts that Nlel
aen failed to prove that he had ever made
a declaration of Intention to become a citl
aen, aa required by the federal statutes
and particularly by the naturalization act
of two years ago. The naturalisation acXJ
of 1906 requires that with a petition for nat
uralisation there must be filed the certifi
cate of declaration of Intention; Issued the
required period before. This, It Is alleged,
Nielsen failed to do nor did he prove to
the court by. competent aridence that he
had made declaration of Intention.
It la further alleged In support of the
government's request for the csncellation
of the certificate, that no final order of
court authorizing the issuance of the cer
tificate was entered upon the record under
tho hand of the court. It Is further alleged
that Nielsen, did not execute the oath of
allegiance to the United States.
Nielsen la given sixty days in which to
answer the allegations of the petition. It Is
probable that the casa will be heard at the
next term of federal court In thia city
which will open the third Tuesday In Sep
tember. Although representatives of the govern
ment appeared in court here with objec
tions to the Issuance of naturalization
papers on various grounds to applicants
for same, this is the first Instance here
of suit being brought to annul the Issu
ance of a certificate of naturalization.
TREASURER MITCHELL THE LOSKT71
Pays Back Money Held to Hits Been
Illegally Pnld Dcpaty.
The certiorari action brought by Attorney
S. B. Wadsworth as a "citizen and tax
payer of Pottawattamie county" to compel
the Roard of County Supervisors to rescind
ita action authorising the payment of a
commission of 10 per cent to Otto Voll
stedt, a clerk in the office of County Treas
urer Mitchell, on the amount of delinquent
personal taxes collected by him, will not
be tried before Judge Wheeler of the dis
trict court next Saturday.
Treasurer Mitchell, as soon as the super
visors, acting upon the advice of County j
Attorney Hess that their former action was
unauthorised by Ian-, ordered the amount
paid to Mr. voiisteot reiunaea, paia into
the county treasury $988.07, the amount of
the commission which had been allowed his
"Not the slightest criticism should attach
to Mr. Mitchell In this matter," said a
member of the Board of Supervisors yes
terday. "The entire transsctlon as be
tween the board and the county treasurer,
waa In perfect good faith and with the
understanding that the board had the au
thority to pay such a commission for tho
collection of delinquent personal taxes. The
custom of allowing one of the county treas
urer's deputies a commission of 10 per cent
for the collection of these delinquent per
sonal taxes had prevailed for years. When
the attack waa made by Mr. Wadsworth
it waa at the request of Treasurer Mit
chell that the matter waa referred to the
county attorney, who decided that the
board had not the authority to pay this
commission. It was the county attorney
who drew up the resolution providing for
the payment to Mr. Vollstedt of the com
mission which waa adopted by the unani
mous vote of the board on December 4 of
Aa the result of Mr. Vollstedt's efforts
close upon $10,000 of delinquent personal
taxes which had accrued long before Mr.
Mitchell assumed the duties of county
treasurer, waa recovered Into the treasury
of Pottawattamie county. Some of these
personal taxes had been delinquent for as
long aa ten years. Many of the delinquents
who. through Mr. Vollstedt's efforts, were
compelled to pay up had Irft Pottawattamie
county and are residents of Idaho, Wash
ington. Colorado, Wyoming and other west
ern states. In many lnstancea payment
of delinquent personal taxis waa brought
about by seizure of cattle and other stock
by Collector Vollstedt.
The salaries of his deputies and clerks
are paid by the county treaaurer. and as
the matter now atanda Mr. Mitchell Is
practically out the amount paid Mr. Voll
, stedt, as the latter'a time was nearly all
taken up In attending to tha collection of
these naraonaj Iiim, vfelA K&a hanoma
delinquent before Mr. Mitchell took charge
of the office.
I, A OIF. OF MODERN MACCABEES
Convention of l.odaea tn Western
Iowa and Omaha.
About fifty members and delgales of the
Ladles of the Modern Msccsbees from
Council Bluffs. Omaha. Red Oak. Mt. Ayr
and other towns In this section of the state.
held yesterday in Danish hall, the first
county convention of the order In this dis
trict. Although termed a county conten
tion the gathering included delegates from
Omaha and a number of towns In this
state outside of Pottawattamie county.
The following oflcers were elected to
serve for two years:
Commander, Mrs. Lillian Wray, Red Oak.
Lieutenant commander, Mrs. Mlttle
Record keeper, Mrs. Margaret Dalton,
Chaplain, Mrs. Belle Laughlin. Mt. Ayr.
Mrs. 1-aura Marti of Omaha was elected
delegate to the meeting of the great hive
In Toledo, O., In June
The next convention will be held In
Omaha In 1900.
The session was presided over by Mrs.
Margaret Dalton of this city, who holds
the office of state deputy great commander
of Nebrasks. Owing to the late arrival of
many of the delegates from out of town
but little business was transacted at the
morning session. At noon the visiting del
egates were guests of the local members at
a luncheon served In the dining room In j
At the afternoon session Mrs. Margaret
Dalton was elected to represent the local
hive at the meeting of the great hive In
Among the resolutions adopted was one
calling upon all members of the hives In
the state for contributions of 10 cents for
the endowment of a bed In some Iowa hos
pital. It Is estimated that $1,000 can be
raised in this manner. As the local hive Is
among the largest In the state, It la pos
sible that the Edmundson Memorial hos
pital of this city may be selected for the
The afternoon session was brought to a
close early In order to permit the out of
town delegates returning to their homes
by the evening trains.
GRAND GOl'lsCIL ROYAL ARCANUM
Meets nt Boone. Hrnrs Reports and
BOONE, la., April 15. (Special Tele
gram.) The grand council. Royal Ar
canum, held In Boone today was well at
tended. Routine business, such as receiv
ing reports, auditing the books of the grand
regent, grand secretary and grand treas
urer, was transacted. Fort Dodge gets
the next council. This afternoon the citi
zens of Boone gave the delegates an auto
mobile ride about the city, showing the
places of Interest. Tills evening an elabo
rate banquet was tendered in the Young
Men'e Christian association gymnasium,
bringing to a fitting close the council.
Officers were elected as follows:
Grand regent, Charlea M. Dickson, Sioux
City; grand vice regent, J. K. Dysart. Ot
tumwa; grand orator, J. N. Labarre,
Watetloo; past grand regent, C. A. Bonn,
Council Bluffs; grand secretary, H. A.
Snyder, Waterloo; grand treasurer, A. E,
Brock, Council Bluffs; grand chaplain, C.
E. Boss. Sioux City; grand guide, E. P.
Hazen, Fort Madison; grand warden, E.
P. Drake. Des Moines; grand sentry, George
J. Pickett, Ottiimwa.
MAY STRIKK AT FORT DODGE
Gypanm and Tile Workers Want More
FORT DODGE, la.. April 15.-(Sneclal
Telegram.) Labor troubles are brewing
near this city. It has leaked out the Gyp
sum minors employed by the United States
Gypsum company Saturday demanded a
return to the old wage scale of 46 cents
per ton. If the demands are not granted
they will strike, Involving the mill hands,
sympathetically, and It is likely other
companies will become Involved. If so,
400 men may strike. One hundred laborers
In the brick tile plants at Lehigh strike
Wednesday night, as the employers refuse
to raise the pay from $1.7.0 to l.
Iowa Centrnl Strike Expected.
MARSHALLTOWN, la., April 15-(Spe-clal.)
Tha prospects of a strike of ma
chinists employed In the local Iowa Cen
tral shops was made more certain Sunday,
when the shop committee refused to con
sider the new wage schedule which Super
intendent D. C. Noonan laid boforo the
committee. The schedule contemplates a
reduction in wagea of from 40 to 37 cents
an hour for machinists and a correspond
ing decrease for their helpers and appren
tices. The committee, which had met Mr.
Noonan earlier In the week, refused to
even consider the schedule and have ap
pealed to General Manager L. F. Day of
Minneapolis. A business agent of the Inter
national union of machinists, who had been
here in the Interest of the local union, left
for Minneapolis this morning.
It is expected the union will not win its
point before Mr. Day, as It Is believed that
Mr. Noonan acted with the full approval
of Mr. Day.
, In case the company Insists In putting
Into force this new schedule, union ma
chinists say they will strike, which will
probably mean alao a sympathetic strike of
the bollermakers and blacksmiths and
their helpers. ,
Railroad Conductor Killed.
GRINNE.L. la.. April 15. (Special.)-Con-
ductor Al Neff on the local freight of Ihe
Iowa Central road waa run over by the
engine of the Montezuma branch In the
yards at thia city yesterday about noon
and hia right leg was crushed up to the hip.
He waa taken to the Grlnnell City hospital,
Just opened for patients, and the company
brought his wife from Oskaloosa In forty
minutes. He waa conscious and talked
freely about the accident, blaming no one
but himself. Every effort was mado to
save his life, but he died after midnight.
The body will be taken to Oskaloosa this
evening. He was about 45 years old and
had worked for the Iowa Central for fifteen
yeara and waa greatly beloved by all his
associates. He leavea a wife and three
children In Oskalooca.
- Curt WhU rou&htp.-
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edy, which for a quarter of a century
has earned unqualified praise, Restful
uiguu axe asauxea at once.
CrcioJea m Boon to Atthmmttc
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Tse Vf-Crs6e Co.
II0RSES BIG CARD AT FAIR
Management Proposei to Offer Pre
miums for Several New Classes.
CANDIDATES CONTINUE TO FILE
Declination of Dennlson, However,
Leaves the Democrats Without
Candldute for Head
of the Ticket.
(From a 8tff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, April" 15.-(8pecialj -While
the attractions and amusement features
of the Iowa State fair for 1908 have not
been all definitely contracted for, enough
have been agreed upon to Insure that this
year's stste fair will be the greatest In
the history of the state. One of the finest
of the attractions will be the horses. Pabst,
who bought the Jordan stables of hackney
horses. Is to show his stables this year.
It Is recognized as the finest stable of
hackney horses In America and the ex
hibit will be something new for Iowa.
While the state fair has always had a
few hackneys shown there has never been
anything like the exhibit of this year will
Another attraction mill be the ponies.
Every year the Shetland ponies have been
a drawing card. All the children and many
of the older people have loitered about
the barns where the Shetlands have been
on exhibit. But a Shetland to be exhibited
must be under forty inchea high. This
excludes many very fine ponies that are
above that. This year a new classification
on ponies has been added that will admit
this other class of ponies and the result
will be that there will be probably twice
as many ponies at the fair as ever before.
Charles Bunn of Peoria will have his stable
of ponies there.
A still further Innovation In the horse ex
hibit will be that of commercial horses.
In this classification will be placed all
draft horses other than for breeding pur
poses. No pure bred mares will be ad
mitted to the classification, hut cross
bred and grade mares and cross-bred, grade
and pure blood geldings will be admitted.
The purpose of this classification Is to get
the farmers of the state Interested. The
classification Is primarily to encourage
the raising of horses to meet the commer
cial demand. In the same connection pre
miums are to be given to the grooms who
put the teams In shape for she exhibit.
Cummins' Grandchild Sick.
Because of the sickness of one of hlr
grandchildren with pneumonia Governor
Cummins delayed his start for the reserva
tion to continue his campaign till the last
minute today. The child recovered some
ant? the governor went to Ottumwa, where
he wsa to speak tonight. He was accom
pat led by Joseph A. Dyer of this city, who
will e.lso speak.
t'andldntca File Pnpcrs.
William R. Io of Carrol, in the Tenth
district, and Alex Mardls of Wayne county.
In the Eighth district, are the only candi
dates for presidential elector on the repub
lican ticket thus far heard from. Lee filed
his papers with the secretary of state to
day. W. A. Dowell of Cumberland has filed
Ms papers as a republican candidate for
representative from Cass county, Hardin
L. Exley has fl ed as a democratic candi
date for state senator from the Lucas
Wayne district, Otis H. Holmts of Algona
has filed his papers aa a republican candi
date for representative from Kossuth
county and John Lachmerin has filed as a
democratic candidate for representative
from Lee county.
Forget the Affidavit.
Secretary of State W. C. Hayward has
been compelled to write back to many
candidates filing papers to have them cor
rected. In many Instances they fall to
have, an affidavit attached as provided by
law. The affidavit must state that the
man Is a candidate.. Under the primary
election law It la Impossible , to foist an
olfice upon u man. He must swear that
he Is a candidate before his papers will be
Dennlson Not a Candidate.
John D. Dennlson will not enter the field
for the democratic nomination for gov
ernor of Iowa. There Is no one else In the
field and It seems as though a nomination
which, when It waa bestowed by & state
convention two years ago, waa desperately
fought for, Is this year to go begging. Den
nlson two years ago mas one of the candi
dates for the nomination. Only a week re
mains in which to get nomination papers
In shape and filed to get on the primary
Gay Is Held for Murder.
William Guy Is being held for the mur
der of Clarence Richardson. The coroner's
Jury tcday returned a verdict that Richard
son died from blood poisoning resulting
from a revolver shot wound made by Will
iam Guy. Guy la claimed to have made
threats against Richardson before the
Requisition Revoked. '
Governor Cummins has revoked the requi
sition, under which A. W. Waterman was
taken from Iowa to Pennsylvania and now
there is a clash of authority between Gov
ernor Cummins' adopted state and his na
tive state ot Pennsylvania as to which
state will have Waterman. Waterman Is
wanted In Pennsylvania on a charge of
forgory. He lived In Ida county, Iowa, and
It Is claimed that in fact he was really
kidnaped from. Iowa and taken to Penneyl
vanla and that the authoritiea there were
not entitled to the requisition which Gov
erhor Cummins honored In the first In
stance. It la claimed that at the time he
was taken from the state he lived In Ida
county and was insane and In fact in tho
charge of a guardian.
Yunng Weaver In Council Bluffs.
IOWA FALLS, la.. April lo.-(3peclal.)-It
la stated here today that while Mr. and
Mrs. A. C. Otterbach of thia city were In
Council Bluffs, a few days ago. enrotite
to the southwest, they saw Attorney W.
L. Weaver, who has been missing since
February 24, on the streets of that city.
While there is a persistent report that the
last grand Jury returned an indictment
against Weaver, the report lacks verifica
tion, aa nothing regarding the actions of
the grand Jury has been made public,
officially, yet. The fact that the police
officers of tlte county have taken no steps
to locate Weaver, the Indications are that
the grand Jury did not return an Indict
ment. Sheriff Walsh stated yesterday
that no action whatever had been taken
to locate Weaver. George Weaver, a
brother of the missing man, returned from
Omaha yesterday and stated that abso
lutely nothing was known regarding hia
missing brother's whereabouts.
Council BlusTa Man Robbed.
STERLING, 111.. April 15. (Special Tele
gram.) Henry Baker, mho gives his ad
dress Council Muffs. Ia., R. F. D. No. :.
maa held up and hol hed here of (200 and a
PjO gold match tills mcrnli.
Gaum Miner Killed.
FORT POPOK, Ia.. April 15 (Special
Telegram.) While timbering In the Cardiff
I l'""-.-W-j)i. Jqnes. 3 Itari,
was Instantly killed this afternoon by the
falling of the rock roof. Deceased lived
at Holiday Creek, a short dlstsnce from
IOWA COAL SCALE IS READY
Mlnera and Oneraiora Will Meet
Thursday at Des Molnea to
PES MOINES, la., April IB. (Special.)
A Joint convention of the United Mine
workers and the coal operators will be
held Thursday to ratify the action of
the committee In arranging a scale of
wages for the next tmo years. The Joint
scale committees are still at work and
today finished the Dew machine scale.
They will have completed their work to
morrow'. The mines. It Is expected, will
not open till about the first of Msy. The
last winter has been an open one and a
great deal more than the usual amount of
coal was mined, and In addition, not aa
much mas consumed as usual. There la
therefore an abundance of coal above
ground and no necessity to begin mining
till next month.
TOLEDO, O., April 15-At the Joint
conference of tho miners and operators
this afternoon J. B. Zerhe of Cleveland,
representing the operators, sua made
chairman of the conference and W. D.
Ryan, national secretary of the United
Mine Workers of America, m-as selected
secretary. Trouble mas started when the
conference proceeded to make up the tem
porary scalo committee to agree upon
the scale of prices under m-hlch miners
may go to m-ork at once pending perma
nent agreement. There are present thir
teen members of the miners' union from
Illinois, but no operators. The Illinois
men demanded representation on the
scalo committee. Tho operators fought
the proposition and the contest maged for
three hours. Finally an agreement was
reached by which the Illinois miners mill
have a voice in the deliberations of the
committee but not vote.
Roy Killed Under Cultivator.
LOGAN. Ia., April 15. (SpJeclal. Mr. and
Mrs. Jacob's little son wns found dead this
morning under the m-ieel of a cultivator
between the house and barn on their farm
five miles southeast of Logan. It is thought
the child In playing on the cultivator
started it down a sharp Incline and f'MI
beneath the wheel.
Iowa News Notes.
GRINNE1. Johnson A. Porter, living
Short (liHtance eHRt of K.vnrt loat t n-rt
barns with all their contents, Including
some live slock, by fire on Sunday last.
ri nan oniy a part ml Insurance In the
Poweshiek County Mutual.
MARSHALLTOWN At the annual con
ference of the German Evangelical churches
of Iowa, held at Dubuque, Rev. J. M.
oiingo mas assigned to the charge al
Laurel. Marshall county, and Mingo, Jas
per county. He succeeds Rev. Mr. Beck
man and Laurel.
IOWA CITY-MIss Alice Beattle. the su
perintendent of the Homeopathic hospital
in tills place, has resigned and will prac
tice her profession at Cleveland. ).. sfter
June Miss Beattle has been an excellent
superintendent and the entire corps of
nurses ana pnysicians are sorry to see her
8IOUX CITY United 8tates aovernment
snag boat James B. McPherson, m-hlch has
neen in tne government yards on the Big
Sioux river during the winter, has cleared
for Kansas City. On the trio to the Mis
souri metropolis the boat mill be usd in
pulling snags. The crew is composed of
iwenty-two men, with Captain McFarlane
MARSHALLTOWN The Methodist Enls-
copal church of Oilman, m-hlch was totally
destroyed by fire Friday night, is to be re-
duiii. At a meeting of the congregation,
held this afternoon, the Initial steps to
erect a new edifice to cost between J4.000
and lb 0"0 were taken. Work is to begin on
tne new church at once. Until It is fin
ished the congregation will hold its ser
vices in the opera house.
SIOUX CITY-J. H. Btrlef of Sioux City.
seeretary-tressurer of the Iowa Federation
of Labor, has commenced his annual tour
of the state for the purpose of compiling
the federation's directory of labor organi
sations and their secretaries. He will also
make personal Inquiry and observations
Into the conditions' of organized labor,
gaining. If possible, the number of employed
and unemployed men and the future out
look for labor.
IOWA CITY The annual sophomore or
atorical contest was won by j. C. Mundt
with his oration on the sublimity of the
will. Karl Stewart of Des Moines whs a
close second. The other men who con
tested mere Don Hatesson and J. A. Kylo.
Mr. Mundt is from Logan, la., and by win
ning tho contest wins the Egan prize of f20.
The Lowden prize mas awarded Messrs.
Starzlnger, Lux ford and Brar.t, who have
been prominent in debate in the university
ATIANTIC Otto Relsberg, a young man
ot this place who has been working at
Omaha, but mho came home sick a few
days Hgo, died at the home of his parents
yesterday after but a five days' illness
of splnul meningitis. He was 2i years of
age and was never sick a day ur.tll taken
with his last illness. There Is an epidemic
of contagious diseases here now and all the
doctors are busy taking care of scarlet
fever, diphtheria, mumps, measles and other
ATLANTIC The farm house near Marne,
owned and occupied aa a dwelling by Tar
kel Jensen, was totally destroyed by fire
that, originated In the roof from a defective
flue yesterday. The loss was about 11,400,
with 700 Insurance. Some of the house
hold goods were saved, but the building
waa a total loss. A vacant house owned
by Seaman Maaborg of Elkliorn was
also iotally destroyed by fire of an un
known origin. The loss m-as about tl.UOO
covered partially by Insurance.
SIOUX CITY A semi-annual meeting of
the Presbytery of Sioux City, which com
prises northwestern Iowa, was opened here
last night. One hundred delegates from
the various cities and towns are in attend
ance. The sessions m'ill cover two days,
Tho program Includes addresses by Rev.
II. H. Sawyer of Sloux City, district super
intendent of the Anti-Saloon league, Mrs.
B. B. Bruse, returned missionary from
China, and President B. G. Campbell of
Beuna Vista college.
MARSHALLTOWN Earle Roberts of Os
kaloosa. Ia., who has been at the head of
the iHiy's department of the local Young
Mer.'i Christian association. Is to go to Des
Moines on May 1 to asunpe charge of the
boy's department of the University Place
Christian church. This chinch raised ll.ooO
Sunday, when Mr. Roberts mas there to In
augurate tills new movement, which Is to
be patterned after a similar department,
which lias been made highly successful by
the Anderson, Ind., Christian! church.
ATLANTIC What appears to lie a neigh
borhood fued haa developed in Grant town
ship near Anita. Jt is said to have orig
inated over a telephone war. At any rate
a man by the name of Ely had all his or
chard trees, his grapes and other small
fruit completely ruined by partica cutting
them with knives Just as the buds were
bursting. A valuable, orchard and small
fruit farm has been rendered useless. The
depredation, was committed during the night
and Mr. Elv claims to know mho did the
work, but lacks sufficient proof to take the
matter to court.
IOWA ' FALLS Master Mechanic F. E.
Doxey uf the Di-s Moines Short Line had
his left foot badly mashed last evening.
Wlnle crossing the tracks near the com
pany's round house, Mr. Doxey passed be
twen two sections of a freight train that
waa switching In the yards. He tripped
and fell across the track, but had preaence
of mind to throw his body out of the way
of the advancing train, but his foot mas
caught and badly mangled. It Is thought
amputation of the member will be neces
sary. Mr. Doxey was formerly with the
Illinois CcMral and camo here several
months ago from Waterloo, lie was taken
to Ellsworth hospital.
IOWA CITY The cast for the senior
play of the univeralty has just been chosen.
Miss Blanche Bloom, a professional actress,
assisted in the choosing process. Tne fol
lowing will represent the various classes of
the university In the annual play: Joe
Beein. Pearl Cross, Joacphin Lynch,
Rohert Remley. 8. E. Felt. Bernard
Murphy. Gertrude Branson, William 8.
Johnston. Ariel Parish, H 8. Allen. Will
iam llotz. Laura Lynch, William E. Jones.
Rolen Ixing. Kslhryn Green. J. T. Col
grove, Marguerite Moore, It. H. Sylvester,
Hilda Broderson, Edith Ball. Waller V.
Myers and John Conamay. The play to be
presented Is "Trelawney of the Welle." and
mill be under the direction of the depart
ment of public speaking of the university.
AFFAIRS A? SOUTH OMAHA
Four Men Arretted on the Chtrpe of
IDENTIFIED BY ONE OF VICTIMS
Stolen Property Found at the Home
of One ot tho Accused Partlee,
Who Insists Hie Wife
The 8outh Omaha police arrested four
men on suspicion yesterday, whom they
expect to prosecute for highway robbery.
They m-ere John Qulncey. Thomas Pom
hrowskl, Michael IXimhromksl, his son, and
John Wabons. It Is alleged the four men
broke Into a hay barn om-ned by the Union
Stock Yards company about Thirty-fourth
and H streets and stole a ton of baled
hay. Later Monday night, they are al
leged to have visited the Brsdford-Ken-nedy
lumber yards and attempted to steal
lumber. While they were engaged In this
a m-atchmsn came upon them. They held
him up m-lth a gun and ordered him back
to his house. The watchman did not delay
In getting away from the vicinity. He
recognized two of the men. however. He
was so positive that the police Immediately
placed Dombrowskl and his son tinder ar
rest. Then they paid a visit to the resi
dence and found the hay stored, and also
the lumber. They also found a barrel of
beer m-hlch was taken from a box car
last Saturday night. This combination of
evidence Is thought to make a strong
case against the Dombrowskls. The state
ment of the first two led to the arrest
of ths others.
The prisoners mere put through the sweat
box yesterday and were pretty m-ell tied up
In their efforts to explain horn- the stolen
property happened to be In their posses
sion. Dombrowskl said his mife had
bought the hay last Frldsy, but he could
not tell how much she had paid for It.
Johnson Gets In H'roni Bed.
A man giving his name as Ed Johnson
was the most disgusted man In the South
Omaha Jail last night. He m-as Jailed for
drunkenness and carrying concealed weap
ons. But the rudeness of his arrest was
the point which made him doubt the kind
ness of the fates. He indulged in a few
too many drinks and the warm afternoon
made him dromsy, so he found a corner
betmeen the high board fence of the Union
Pacific and one of the stone retaining walls
at the east end of the Q street viaduct.
In this narrow place he lay all the later
hours of the afternoon. No one saw him
creep In, but finally someone on the tracks
below saw a pair of feet hanging through
a rift In the fence In an unnatural po
sition and mounting to the wall above they
found Johnson. They concluded the place
for him was with the undertaker, so they
called up the city Jail and reported that a
man had fallen off the mall of the Q street
viaduct and was either dead or dying Two
police officers hastened to the spot and
found only a sleepy "son of the road" in
stead of his corpse. They allowed hlni
to pass the rest of his sleep at the Jail.
During the evening he asked the Jailer if
there waa any hoe of getting out on his
nerve. Being assured there was none he
resigned himself to his fate. "It's a funny
town, wants to arrest a man for sleepln'.
Say, who m-as I hurtln', anyhow?" he said.
MbrIc City Gossip.
A. F. Stryker Is am-ay on a western trip
and m-ill be gone about ten days.
Mrs. Harry Armstrong returned Monday
from a short visit to Fremont.
Jetter'a Bock Beer delivered to any part
of the city. Telephone No. S.
Dr. R. I Wheeler announces a special
Ier.ten service Thursday evening at the
Charles Pom-ers of South Omaha was mar
ried last evening to Miss Dsisy Porter of
Omaha by Rev. Dr. R. L. Wheeler.
The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George
Alters, 188 South Twenty-third street, died
yesterday. The burial will be at 2 p. m.
Members of Upchureh lodge No. 2, Degree
of Honor, will meet this evening. The
grand chief of honor and the grand offi
cers mill be present.
Charles Hlbbler, living In the country near
Seymour park, was tsken to the South
Omaha hospital suffering from a broken leg
received last Sunday in a runaway acci
dent. Koutsky's for latest styles of wall paper
at greatly reduced prices; ready mixed
paints at 98c per gallon. We do painting
and paper hanging. Window glass and
Rifling. Don't fail to come and see our
line and prices before you buy.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McLean were agree
ably surprised Monday evening by a party
of fifty members of the United Presbyterian
church. Many of the guests were young
people and spent the evening In outdoor
games. A memorial was presented to the
host and hostess on the eve of their de
parture to Red Oak, Ia., their future home.
PRIMARY ELECTION LAW VALID
Missouri Law Passed Upon by Su
preme Court Sitting- En
JEFFERSON. CITY, April 15. The su
preme court today denied the application
of the republican city central committee of
St. Louis to Institute mandamus proceed
ings against the St. Louis election commis
sioners for the purpose of calling a city
convention. The application was recently
filed as a test of the state primary elec
tion law. Tha decision handed down by
the supreme court In banc. Judge Graves
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not sitting, holds thut the primary eleO
lion law is constitutional.
NEBRASKA FR0MDAY TO DAY
Qmulnt nnd Curlona Fralnrcs of Life.
In n Rapidly tiro v Ing
Surgeons Walt on Religion Father
Walsh was rushed fifteen miles across the
country Tuesday In a flying automobile
trip. The fifteen and a half miles w ei .
covered in from forty to fifty mluutct
the fast trip being made over muddy roml?.
and through cectlon day rain. At the
end of the trip two surgeons were, malting
to amputate the leg of James Broxrk, ths
young farmer near Battle Creek mho win
accidentally shot by his hired man. Ths
presence of Father Wal.sh was demanded
before the operation could proceed. Fathei
Walsh m-as In Norfolk. It mouid tHko sev.
eral hours to make the Journey by, rail
and buggy. So it was hastily nrrangi j
to bring Father Walsh out to the farm ;n
Dr. falters' runabout. Carl Aluman drove
the car. Norfolk News.
The Way of the Minister Is Hani
There is something strange about select
ing a new preacher for a town. Kucn
applicant Is brought forth nnd gives mi
examination of himself, does the best that
he can, shakes hands with all of the peo
ple anl goes away. After a few examina
tions the new pastor is selected and comes
to town. He Is at onco the rage. !l,
has nothing but praises and compliments
on every side. He Is pointed out as our
new minister. He Is It. He stays ami
preaches and labors. But his star is never
as high as In those few weeks. In his
work he has to step on tne feet of peopl.-.
They yell. The minister keeps on doing
the best that he can, and more and mme
people get their toes pinched. In a your
or two the preacher Is In hia proper
sphere. He has Ills many loyal friend:
and those that are not. Tne way of Ihn
minister is not all roses. St. Paul Repub
lican. Nature Fake By the explosion of a pilr
of pants which they mere cleaning with
gasoline, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Colton, re
siding at Eleventh and Orovrr streets,
were serloualy burned last Saturday art-'
ernoon. In cleaning the garment Mr. Co.
ton had used a liberal supply of the fluid
and Mrs. Colton mas helping him wring
them out by hand. They were using con
siderable force, when all at once thcro was
a loud report like the discharge or a gun
and in an Instant they were in flames, ns
well as the enclosed porch where they had
been working. One of Mr. Colton's hands
mas burned so bad that the skin came off
when he made bin next trip An an ort
glncer on the Burlington and- Mrs. Colton
received ' serious burns about tho head.
She waa sitting cIoho to the center Of the
explosion and It was so violent that every
pin holding her hair in shape was shaken
out. The explosion also tore a hole In the
side of the porch and set fire to the In
terior. Fortunately it ail happened whilu
Mr. Colton's brother Has at home, nnd
through his assistance the fire was not
allowed to gain headway. Tho trousers
were mado of woolen cloth, and It Is be
lieved that In wringing them the friction
caused an electric spark which Isnited the
gasoline. Mr. Colton says that he, always
heard It was dangeroua to use gasbllno
for cleaning woolens and silks and he n
hoping his experience may warn others to
use great caution. Columbus Telegram.
TURN BACK 0NTHEIR FATHER
Children of Peter (obnrg of Norfolk
Refuse to Conic Home
CINCINNATI. O., April 15. tSpeclal Tele
gram.) Peter Coburg of Norfolk, Neb.,
has arrived here In search of his wife and
to secure the children she took away with
her on leaving her Nebraska home. The
children she placed In a home, but no tnu-o
has been found of the woman. The chil
dren, however, refuse to return with their
father and he will institute legal proceed
ings to secure possession of them.
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