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TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 8, 1003.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA
Of'ice 15 Scott Street.
Btockert sell carpets.
VEB WANT ADS PAT.
Kd Rogers, Tony Faust beer.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director. 'Phone J7.
Woodrlng Undertaking company. Tel. 839.
Photographic supplies, C. E. Alexander.
d C. Haynes, funeral director and em
balmer, 3ni Broadway.
Get your pianos tuned. Work guaranteed.
Hospo. 'Phone 644. 29 Pearl street.
Paul, the '-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Orotheer. I22t Second avenue,
died yesterday morning
GET YOUR TAFT PICTURES FRAMED.
flpcclal prices this week. Borwlck, 209
and 111 South Main 8t.
Excelsior Masonic lodge will meet at
11 this afternoon and in the evening for
work In the third degree.
Duncan at Hoffman, comedians, dancers
and singers. Just off Wis Orpheum circuit,
at the Diamond theater.
A marriage license was Issued yester
day to B. A. F. Orote, aged 23. and
Kmllle Blerwtrth, aged 18, both of this
Dr. W. P. Hombach. who underwent a
severe operation In the Wise Memorial
hospital In Omaha about three weeks
rko, has fully recovered and returned to
his home In this city Thursday.
The Erotherhood of Railway Clerks,
local No. 184, will give a smoker next
Tuesday evening In Oretld Army hall.
There will be an Interesting program of
Kpeeches. music snd other forms of en
tertainment. Refreshments will be
The chorus for the union meetings to
be conducted by Evangelist Cullen Smith
will 'fiieet this evening at 7:J0 o'clock
,. .aV the First Presbyterian church for re
hearsal. All singers who wish to take
part in these meetings are Invited to join
ilie chorus. , '
The foot ball game between the second
team of the Council Bluffs High school
and the Olenwood High school will be
called at 10 o'clock this morning Instead
of the afternoon. This change ltto per
mit the boys ettepdlng the Nebraska
Ames gam In Omaha.
Homer Wood. Arthur Bluto and Fred
Meek, three young lads, each claiming
to: be the champion roller skater of his
ags, will contest for championship honors
in- a three-mile race this evening at the
Armory rink. Three miles means seven-
. tv-ona times around the big rink, 'in
race will begin at :30 o'clock.
Abe Lincoln post, Orand Army of the.
Republic, will meet this evening to con
sider the proposition of the Young Men's
Christian association to set aside a room
in the association building, now In course
of erection at the corner of First avenue
and Seventh street, for the use of the
post. All members of tho post are urged
to be present.
GET READY for your mlnre meat. We
have sweet cider In at 10 cents per quart,
boiled elder at 36 cents per bottle, seeded
raisins at 15 cents per box, citron at 35
cants per pound; new dates, 10 cents; figs,
10 cents package; new hor.ey, 30 cents
pound. Wo have tho finest Baldwin apples
In town, apples that will keep all winter,
$4.00 per barrel. We still havo sweet pota
toes st 20 cents per peck. Fresh lettuce,
F. rmii We have another barrel of SHUCr
XVniit. 10 rents ner ouart. Dill nlckles. 15
rstita per doserj. Try a sack or uomon
Rule flour, the kind that la always good,
11.40 per sack. Bartel Miller. .Telephone
Report of the Police.
The report of the police department for
October, like those of preceding months,
shews that Council Bluffs has been re
' markably free from crime of a serious
character for a long spell. During the
n onth of October only 160 arrests wero
made and the greater number of these were
for Intoxication, disorderly conduct and
inner minor oiienaen. i nc urciancu xt-pun
of arrests Is as follows:
Drunk, ; disorderly, 39; held for Inves
tigation,; Vagrsncy, 8; violating city or
dinance, 7; fugitives from justice, 5; as
sault and battery. 4; forgery, 8; disturbing
the peace, 3; larceny, i; drunk and disor
derly, 2; reckless driving (automobile), 1;
. drunk and using obscene language, 1; ln
I tane, 1; carrying concealed Weapons, 1;
" kill, 1; runaway boy, 1; witness, 1. Total,
The following shows the work of the po
lice department for the month covered by
Alarms responded to, 59; arrests made,
140; accidents reported and investigated. 4:
bulldlr-ga found open and owners called, 4:
uurgiary, l; burglary frustrated, -'; con
tagious disease signs posted. 26; dead ani
mals reported, 96; disturbances suppressed
without arrest, S3; defectivo sidewalks re
ported, 3: defective streets reported, 3; de
fjcilve sewers reported, 2; fires attended,
2; fi e alarms given, 1; Insane persons
cared for, 4; Intoxicated persons cared for,
I; lost children found .and returned, IB;
ledgers accommodated, 76: miles traveled
by patrol wagon, M; miles traveled hv am
bulance, .14; meals furnished prisoners and
, lodgrra, &&; nuisances reported, 41!; prison
ers taken to county jail. 5; packages of
stolen property recovered, 10; runaway
horses overtaken and stopped, 12; stray
tesms cared for, 9; stray horses picked up,
14; sick and injured persons taken to hos-
- 'Vital, 9; sick and Injured persons taken
nuiiir, i, n mm iiijurru ptfrsuns carea lor
at station. 4; street lights reported out, 33;
street lights reported dim, V; electric light
outage, 371 hours and 6 minutes.
Council niaffe Real Estate Transfers.
These transfers were reported to The
Bee November by the Pottawattamie
-County Abstract company of Council Bluffs.
Aufrusta Becker and husband in Anna
K. Carlson, 10 acres la the aeU ne'4
of -75-U w. d , t 5.000
J. J. Ptewart, executor to James F.
MeCaigar, lota 7. S. s, 10 and 12. In
hloek 10, In Cochran's addition to
-w.il I) I .... . Jk tVt
V (IUIII.I. VIUIL VAlllV M. ,.,. . 010
William Arnd, trustee, to Nannie I.
Hauler, lota 4 and 6, ti block 3, and
lot 1 of block 3, all In Beers' sub
division to Council Bluffs. w of
lot 4. of block 10, of Beers' sub
division to Council Bluffs, t. d ... 300
Timothy Kelley, et at. to Frederick
V. Balluff. lot 19 in block 19 In How
ard's addition to Council Bluifs,
exctrs d 800
Thomas V. Psndy, executor, to Fred
erick W. Balluff, lot 19 in block 19,
In Howard's addition to Council
Bluffs, exctrs d 200
Jiarry V. Jefferis and wife to Jamea
D. McMiller and Christopher C.
Emerlck, part of the nwv saSi and
part of the nt awVk In 6-76-13, w. d. 6.500
. Total, six transfers
W reeking- Old Chareh.
The work of rasing the Christian Taber
nacle at the corner of Mynster and Scott
streets Is well under way and In a tew
days nothing will remain of the Building
which has served as a house of worship
for the congregation of the First Christian
church for so many years. The old struc
ture, which was of frame, will be replaced
with a handsome modern church building
of brick and stone, which will be erected
at a cost of 330,000.
A building permit for the new church
has been Issued to F. A. Spencer, a mem
ber of the. building committee of the
church, which will have charge of the con
struction of the edtrtco. The new church
la to be erected under the Immediate super
vision of the building committee and niX
by contract. Charles Vossler has-been
appointed superintendent of construction.
While the, new church Is being built
the congregation will hold Ita Sunday serv
ices In Danish hall, at the corner of Broad-
evay and Park avenue.
A. A. CLARK Cl CO.
i nun Ifflfirv nil
LUUU MUilLI U.J HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE.
A.XD AST CHATTEL SECURITY AT ONS-HAIV TUB USUAL RATES.
"Tsaanty Years ot Hraiccamful Its a ta ess
OORXER MAE AXIl E&OADWAX, OVKJl AMERICAN WXTKOX
No connection with th firs ealllsg U eel The Clark Mertgaga On,
'BOTH 'f UO&Eat sUl. J A O. 1. ibiUit, Mgr.
Both 'Phones 43.
WORK ON CONCRETE BRIDGE
Contractor Wickham Commence! Re
moval of the Old Structure.
BRYANT STREET IS NOW CLOSED
Comes at Inopportune Tim for Hor
tlcaltaral Show, Closed Street
Lend I ; to the Anal
tartans. E. A. Wickham, who has the contract for
the construction of the new concrete bridge
over Indian creek at the foot of Bryant
street and the arch and supporting, but
ments for the new central fire ststlon
which Is to be erected over the creek has
commenced operations. The old bridge Is
being taken down and Bryant street was
yesterday closed to vehicle traffic and by
this evening will probably be' iosed to pe
"be-tUj has advertised for bids for the
sale of the present fire station. The bids
are to be In by noon of next Monday and
will be opened at the meeting of the city
council that night. It has not yet been
decided what to do with the fire alarm
equipment and No. I company and Its ap
paratus while the new building Is being
corstructed. At first it was suggested to
divide the men and apparatus among the
other four houses but the plan to move the
present building Into ttie street Intersection
where It could remain tintll the new house
is completed, Is now favored. This, It Is
suggested, would materially leasen the ex
pense of twice moving the fire alarm sys
Building- ait Inopportune Time.
This construction of the new central fire
station and bridge over Indian creek comes
at an Inopportune time. Bryant street will
be closed during the entire time of the Na
tional Horticultural congree which Is to be
held In the new auditorium building across
the street from the new fire house. The
old fire station planted In the street Inter
section right in front of tho auditorium wilt
not Improve appearances.
Although the contract for the construc
tion of the new fire station was awarded
to George F. Hughes; on his bid which pro
vides for payment by the city, by Install
ments covering a period of twenty years,
the contract has not as yet been submitted
to the city council for Its approval. It is
stated that Mr. Hughes Is securing advice
from his attorney as to the right of tli
city council to let ' a contract and Incur
such a liability. In this manner
WADDIJIGTOSI WILL. ROT CONTEST
Will Abide by the Result of the
H. A. Waddlngton, defeated1 republican
candidate for county recorder will not con
test the election of W. H. Barghausen. "If
the official canvass shows that Mr. Barg
hausen has more votes than I have, that
will end the matter so far as I am con
cerned," said Mr. Waddlngton yesterday.
"Politics Is more or less a game of chance.
I took the ohanoe and lost. I expect to
see Mr. Barghausen take the office next
January and feel sure he -will make a food
recorder." - . .
Mr. Waddlngton yesterday attributed hia
defeat to overconfldence on the part of his
The Board of Supervisors will convene
Monday for tho purpose of making the offi
cial canvass of the returns. This la ex
pected to result In some alterations In the
majorities as figured from the returns on
the outside of the envelopes, as these re
turns were In a number of Instances ln
complete and somewhat Indefinite. The
canvass by the supervisors will be made
from the recorda of the clerks of election
made as the ballots were counted.
The rocent election so far as the city
precincts are concerned has demonstrated
the need for either restoring the circle at
the head of the ballot In order to facilitate
the counting of the vote or the use of
voting machines. It Is also contended that
the delay In counting the vote In the larger
precincts has ..demonstrated the need of
dividing these precincts. The general opin
ion seem to be that no precinct should con
tain over 400 voters.
There Is already some talk of making a
new- division of the Fifth ward so as to
reduce the else of the First preolnct, and
also of dividing the First precinct of the
Sixth ward In which close upon 900 votes
STATEMENT CAMPaTgN EXPENSES
State Seaator Saanders the First to
Stats Senator C. G. Saunders Is the first
candidate to file with the county auditor a
sworn statement of his election expenses,
as required by law. These statements must
be filed within ten days after election, and
when filed are open to publle Inspection.
Mr. Saunders spent 196, of which amount
360 was his campaign assessment. Rail
road fare and hotel bills amounted to 380,
while lio was spent in advertising and W
in livery hire.
Although he has not yet filed his state
ment, Al Lenocker. chairman of the dam
ocratlc county central committee, haa pre
pared it and It has been checked by a com
mlttee consisting of W. B. Reed, president
of the Pottawattamie Bryan-Kern club;
Justice 8. A. Greene and John Warner of
Hancock. The statement shows that the
committee expended 31.136.73 In Its effort
to elect the county ticket and win over
Pottawattamie county to the Bryan col
umn. The statement contains an Itemised
report of the receipts which went to make
up the campaign fund. They were chiefly
Individual subscriptions and assessments on
D. E. Btuart. chairman of the republican
judicial committee, will file a statement
showing that his committee waa not Called
upon to expend any money. E. R. Wood
ruff of Qlenwood, who was elected judge
of the district bench In this district on the
republican ticket, had no opposition, there
fore there was no need of expending any
Snake la Baara of Bananas.
While hanging up a bunch of bananas
yesterday afternoon In the Central grocery
store at the corner of Broadway and Sixth
street L. Simon discovered a snake over
two feet til length colled around the stem.
Only tho head of the reptile was visible.
With the assistance of a pair of pincers
HORSES. CATTLE AND
Mr. Simon succeeded In dislodging the
snake and placing It In a glass case, where
It was viewed by hundreds of persons last
evening. Th snake evidently belongs to
some South American species which Is un
known here. ,
Matters la District Coart.
Judge Green In district court yesterday
made an order in the replevin proceed
ings Instituted by Furnlss M. Scarr, a
clerk In the First National bank of this
city, to recover possession of a diamond
ring which had been stolen from him
some time last spring, to the effect that
Scarr was entitled to possession of the
ring. The ring Is the one which Robert
Brown, a clerk In the Sargent Shoe store.
was suspected of having stolen and later
presented to a young woman to whom
he was paying attention. Brown com
mitted suicide when told he was sus
pected of the theft, and the young woman
turned the ring over to Major Richmond,
chief of police.
Walter Gumm, the negro, pleaded guilty
to assault on a man named Groll and
was sentenced to ninety days In the
county Jail. Gumm escaped with three
other prisoners from the county Jail last
May while under Indictment, but was
rearrested In' Omaha about a week ago.
Divorces we granted to George D Sltser
from L. Grace Sltser and Alfred G. Powell
from Grace D. Powell, both on the grounds
Inwa News Notes.
CRESTON The Iowa Federation of
Women's clubs of the Sixth district will
hold a two day's session at Osceola Novem
ber 10 and 11.
ATLANTIC Ora Best, by his father, W.
H. Best, brings suit against the city of
Grlswold for $2,000 damages, alleging he had
his leg broken In falling over a bad side
MARSHALLTOWN Harry Paschal, a
well known livery owner of Colfax, was
run down by an automobile last night, sus
taining three fractured ribs and possibly
ATTjAJTTIC Myron W. Turner, who Is a
student at Cornell university at Ithaca, N.
x., nas maas the iert guard position on tne
sophomore eleven and la prominent In all
class athletics at the university. He Is
studying for the C. E. degree.
LOG AN Nex t Thursday night, November
12. Rev. Dwlght Hillls of Brooklyn will lec
ture at the Logan opera house. As Harrison
county was the former home of Rev. Mr.
HIUIs especial arrangements are now being
made to accommodate all who may desire
to hear hlni.
LOGAN The Board of Supervisors of
Hsrrison county has established the
Soldier river drainage district and the
drainage project as recommended by En
gineer J. 8. Wattles. The district embraces
38,000 acres and the diversion of the Soldier
river will cost $100,000.
CRESTON Judge McPherson lsst night
decided to transfer the case of Eldon
Tucker of Brooks, who Is under Indictment
for violation of the postal laws, from the
Creston district to the Dee Moines district,
where the parties are ordered to be ready
for a hearing November 17.
CRESTON H. H. Keamerlck, for the
last three yesrs day ticket agent and
operator at Albia, has resigned his position
with the Chicago, Burlington Qulncy
road and- will go $o the National Union Coal
Mining company, where he will have charge
of the company store.
MARSHALLTOWN The IK0.000 plant of
the Gould Balanced Valve company will
not be moved from Kellogg, la., to Dee
Moines. Such Is the result of the decision
of the supreme court of Iowa In the case
brought by the city of Kellogg against the
valve company. The city first secured an
Injunction preventing the company from
moving, basing Its action on a clause of
the contract under which stock In the con
cem was sold to residents of Kellogg. The
case waa tried in the Poweshiek county
court and the city of Kellogg won. The
supreme court affirmed the decision of
tho lower court. , ,
CRESTON The sixth annual convention
of the eighty-eighth, Iowa district of Re
bekahs will be held here Friday, Novem
ber 13, and a large attendance Is anticipated.
The towns Included In the district are
Afton. Murray, Thayer, Shannon City,
Cromwell and Creaton. The local order Is
making extensive preparations to entertain
the delegates and visitors.
MARSHALLTOWN Tho proposition of
whether or not the city council should
grant a franchise to the Farmers' and Mer
chants' Telephone company won by a ma
jority of 1,776 at the recent general elec
tion. This company was organised by the
Independent telephone interests of Iowa to
fight the Bell company, which recently
acquired the Marshalltown Telephone com
pany, n independent concern.
EMERBON-Mrs. Elisabeth Wallace of
Qlenwood waa burled here this afternoon
For many year she was a resident of this
town and was highly esteemed and had
many friends who sincerely mourn her loss.
She leaves but one child. Hon. F. J. Wal
lace of Glenwood, with whom she haa re
sided during the last year. Just eleven
years ago today and at the same hour
her daughter, Sarah, was buried. . . .
MARSHALLTOWN Owing to Impaired
health, caused by the Strenuousncss of the
reoent campaign, Governor Johnson of
Minnesota has caused the lecture bureau,
through which he Is dated for Iowa points
this month, te cancel his engagements:
The reason assigned Is that Governor
Johnson Is grettly In need of rest to re
cuperate from the strain of the cam
paign. MARSHALLTOWN Bernard Andrae. a
Dutch Hollander, who for years has been
a resident of South Africa, and who
fought In the Boer army agalnat the Eng
lish, Is - making what promises to be a
record-breaking horseback ride. Andrae
reached the city today on his way from
Milwaukee to Ban Francisco. By the cir
cuitous route he Is taking the distance ho
will cover will be (.340 miles. He hss been
In the saddle already five weeks. He ex
pects to reach 'Frisco next spring. The
trip Is one combined for health, pleasure,
business and wager.
MARSHALLTOWN The sensational trial
of George Toung, charged with the murder
of Frank Parker last June, waa begun In
the Jasper county court at Newtcr. today.
The quarrel, which ended by Tcor.g shoot
ing Parker, waa the result of jrs. Parker
leaving her husband and coming back to
Iowa, from Denver, where Young and
Parker were formerly in partnership. Par
ker came to tho home where Mrs. Parker
snd Toung were living and attempted to
take away with him his llttlo daughter.
A quarrel ensued and Young shot Parker
as he was driving away with the child.
CHANCELLOR ANDREWS QUITS
Ill-Health Finally Compels Him to
Give r Work at the
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 7. (Special Tele
gram.) Chancellor Andrews of the Univer
sity of Nebraska tendered his resignation
to the Board of Regents and the same
was accepted, to take effect January 1. He
was elected chancellor emeritus by unani
mous vote of the regents. No action was
taken looking toward the selection of a
Several times In the past few years It
has been rumored the chancellor would re
sign on account of ill health and this time
the rumor proved true. His physicians ad
vised him that It was absolutely necessary
that he should ceaae work.
Chancellor Andrews came te the t'nlver
tlty of Nebraska from the superlntendency
of the city schools of Chicago, previous to
that having been president of Brown uni
versity. HUNDRED FIFTY ARE DROWNED
Crowded Japaaese Steamer Sinks Off
Etara Islaad Daring a
TOKIO, Nor. T.-Nswg hss reached
here of the lots of the steamer Talsh
Maru. whluti was sunk during a storm
off Etoro Island.
One hundred and fifty persons were
drowned. The vessel wss crowded with
flshermea and passengers, and of those
aboard only twenty-nine were aaved. The
Talab Maru was a vessel of (74 tons
Elore Island Is a small Island near th
Island of Hokkaido.
RETURNS COME IN SLOWLY
Indications it Will Be Necessary to
Wait for the Official Canrass.
CONTEST IN SIXTH DISTRICT
Face of Retnrns Shows Keadall Is
Elected ta Congress, bat Hamilton
Wants to See the Votes
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. Ia., Nov. 7.-(Speclal.)-State
officials and the chairmen of the
state committees have given up hope of
securing anything like exact figures on the
election In Iowa prior to the official count
by the county boards. In some cases the
election officers were two days In finish
ing the count and they failed to make re
tarns In such 'a way that the results could
be determined In advance of the official
count In each county. The nearest ap
proach to a finish is the computation by
the chairman of the republican committee
on about seventy-five of the counties and
twenty-four yet to hear from, and this
shows about as follows:
For Tsft. 330.000; for Bryan, 175.000
For Carroll, 230,000; for White, 165.000.
For Cummlna, about 60,000 majority.
The latest compilation on the legisla
ture gives the republicans eighty In the
house and thirty-four In the senate; the
democrats, twenty-eight In the house and
sixteen In the senate. The republicans
make a net gain of three on Joint ballot.
There are still a few districts In doubt.
In quite a number the vote was very close.
The late news from the Sixth district Is
to the effect that while N. E. Kendall Is
elected on tho face of the returns, the pres
ent congressman, Dan Hamilton, domocrat,
contemplates demanding a recount of the
The tone of the press of the state Indi
cates that while In a few places there Is
a disposition to not accept the result of the
primary on senator, yet In fact the major
ity of the republicans believe that the re
sult waa so overwhelming that it must be
accepted and there will be an end to fac
tionalism In the state. The republican
state committee Is closing out Its office and
will render an account, to the voters. The
candidates are required to file statements
of election expenses and these are now
being prepared. .
English Suffragettes Coming.
Miss Rachel Costello and Miss Rendel,
both of London, are due to reach Des
Moines tomorrow and to visit a few days
with the leaders In the woman suffrage
movement In Iowa. They are on a tour of
the country advising as to methods of pro
moting the cause. WhIWhere It Is expected
preparations will be made for presenting
the suffrage question to the next Iowa
New Members at Illatorteal Society.
At a recent meeting of the State Histori
cal society the following well known
Iowans were voted Into membership. Judge
Horace M. Towner of Coming. J. H. Henry
of Des Moines, C. B. Robblna of Cedar
Rapids, William Runkle of Cedar Rapids,
Clifford Powell of Red Oak, Edna Stone of
Logan, Paul A. Korab, E. B. Limpua, Prof.
Bohumll Shlmek, Wlllard Welch and Judge
O. A. Byington of Iowa City.
Implement Dealers to Meet.
The Implement dealers of Iowa are pre
paring for the annual meeting of their state'
association in Des Moines, commencing"
December 1. The association has been or
ganised but a few years and yet It embodies
nearly all the leading retail and wholesale
dealers of the state. The program Includes
consideration of prospective legislation.
To Consider Pardoa Matters.
Governor A. B. Cummins will probably
hold a conference with- the members of
the Board of Parole next week on the
Ralnsberger pardon cases. The board rec
ommended such a conference and the gov
.ernor will probably meet with the members
to discuss the possibility of releasing from
the state penitentiary Frank and Nathan
Ralnsberger. The governor on the recom
mendation of the board has also to decide
the -Weeing case.
Making; Sog(r ta Iowa.
For the first time the actual making of
sugar has commenced in Iowa. The new
factory at Waverly la In operation and this
week commenced to hsndle the crop of
Bremer county beets grown this year. The
crop Is not as good as hoped for but will
yield a fine profit to the farmers. About
200 men are employed at the factory and
the capacity of the factory Is 800 tons of
beets a day.
FOUR MINERS STILL ENTOMBED
Men Bnrled by Explosion at Read
City, III., Friday Probably
BENTON, 111., Nov. 7. The rescuing party
that for twenty-four hours has been trying
to reach the four miners who were en
tombed In the Rend mine at Rend City,
three mllca west of here yesterday, has
not yet succeeded and it may be tomorrow
noon before the Imprisoned miners are
That they were suffocated within thirty
minutes after the explosion is the belief
of Mine Inspector W. 0. Burrls, who thinks
that the explosion was caused by a windy
shot, which was quickly followed by after
damp. There is a faint hope, however,
that the men are alive In some remote cor
ner of the mine.
Fire that was burning In the mine early
today has now been extinguished. Eighteen
horses and mules were in the mine at
the time ot the explosion and all thus far
found are dead.
The Letter mine of Zelgler, which Is
burning, has been sealed In order to stop
the fire, A new shaft will be started at
ILLINOIS IS F0 WATERWAYS
Voters Approve Tweaty Million Bond
Iesae for Improving; the
CHICAGO, Nov. 7.-That Illinois will per
form Its part In the construction of a lakes-to-the-gulf
deep waterways Is indicated by
belated returns on the proposition sub
mitted to the people at Tuesday's election
to bond the state for tJO.OOO.Ooo to construct
a channel from Lockport. III., to Ctlca, 111.,
on the Illinois river. The vote In Cook
county (Chicago) was almost five to one In
favor of the bond Isaue, and it ia estimated
that the proposition carried by "B.OuO.
As little opposition by the legislature Is
anticipated to the passage of a deep water
way law, it is stated that by 191 Illinois
will have a fourteen foot channel from
Chicago to the Mississippi river.
OMAHA A8SAIXTEO A.U HOBBED
Believes Thieves Followed Him from
ASHLAND, Neb., Nov. 7. -(Special. )-A.
L. Bnavety of Omaha was asssulted about I
o'clock this morning after leaving Burling
ton train No. 13 and robbed of $130. Just
after leaving the station Mr. Snavely was
accosted by a stranger In regard to the
way to the hortl, and In a moment was get
upon and thrown to the ground. Mr.
Snavely fought fiercely and cried for help,
but his cries were drowned by the nols
of the train pulling out of the yards. Sev
eral persons who had left the train were
not far away, but did not henr the struggle.
The robber In the struggle dropped a
rasor and menioradum book, which may
lead to his discovery. Lincoln and Omaha
and neighboring towns have been notified.
Mr. Snavely was bruised about the head
consldersbly during the encounter. H
boarded the train at I'latttmiouth and be
lieves the man followed him from that
MAILS USED TO DEFRAUD
Minneapolis Men Who Swindled
Farmers Are Given Prison
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 7.-James
T. Mulhall waa sentenced to fifteen
months at the federal prison at Leaven
worth, Kan, Edgar McConkey to one year
and one day at Leavenworth and Felix
Nathanson to six months in the county
Jail today by Judge Milton Purdy. A
stay of ten days pending appeal for a
writ of error was granted.
After nearly six hours' deliberation the
federal jury last night returned a ver
dict of guilty against the three men
charged with conspiracy to defraud by
the use of the malls.
The crime with which the men are
charged Is one of conspiracy to defraud.
Alleged fraudulent operation of the
Nicollet Creamery company In Minne
apolis last fall Is the specific charge In
the Indictment upon which the men were
convicted. Farmers throughout tho
northwest are said to have lost heavily
by shipping produce which was never
FAST WORK 0N GOULD LINE
Western Pacific Will Itun Trains to
Shafter. -v.. Within Two
8 ALT LAKE CITY. Iiah, Nov. 7.
Passenger and freight traffic on the Utah
division of the Western Pacific railroad,
the Gould system extension to the Pacific
coast, will be opened within two weeks, ac
cording to an announcement made at the
offices of that railroad today. Regular traf
fic will probably be Inaugurated from
Salt Lake City as far west as Shafter,
Nev., where the Western Pacific crosses
the Southern Pacific.
More than 100 miles of the new road Is
now In operation from Oakland, Cel., east
ward. The gap between Shafter, Nev., and
the eastern end of the California Is being
closed as rapidly as possible. Officers of the
road say 80 per cent of the grading and
over 65 per cent of tho tunneling of the
gap Is now complete.
TAXICAB STRIKE IS SETTLED
Men Will Return to Work as Indi
viduals at Old Scale of
NEW TORK, Nov. 7. Settlement of tho
taxlcab strike, which has been in progress
for several weeks In this city, was an
nounced tonight by President H. M. Allen
of the New York Taxlcab company. The
old wage scale Is continued, it is stated.
Chauffeurs now in the employ of the com
pany will be retained and old chauffeurs
will be reinstated as soon as they can be
furnished with cars, "after they make In
dividual application for employment."
MINNEAPOLIS MAN ARRESTED
C. W. Bibb Is Wanted In Des Moines
on Conspiracy Charge Grow
Ing Ont of Land Deal.
MINNEAPOLIS. Nov. 7.-C. W. Bibb,
head of the Bibb Insurance company, with
offices In this city, waa arrested today by
Deputy Sheriff Johnson of Des Moines, Ia.,
on a charge of conspiracy preferred by Des
Moines authorities. According to the Des
Moines officer. Bibb was concerned in land
frauds in Iowa, which netted him In the
neighborhood of 128,000 profits.
PAT CROWE UNDER ARREST
Former Omaha Man Is Arcnsed of
Firing Shots Into Mirror of
CHICAGO, Nov. 7. Pat Crowe, formerly
of Omaha, was arrested here tonight.
Crowe, It is alleged, fired shots Into the
mirror of a saloon and then caused ex
citement which occasioned a riot call to
the police. After three shots had been
fired at him Crowe was captured.
By using the various departments of The
Bee Want Ad pages you get the best results
at the least expense.
BE YOUR OWN LMDL0RD!
Stop paying rent live in a home of your own.
How many times have you wished that you could?
Figure how much you have paid your landlord dur
ing the last few years compare this sum with the
price of a comfortable home that you will see in Bee
Want Ads. But it's not too late please don't think
so. You can buy a home in the suburbs, and pay
for it as you would rent. In time the home is yours.
Many men who work in the city raise fruits, vegeta
bles and chickens for profit, besides supplying the
table. This helps to pay for the home quickly: then
it's so healthful for the children. You want a bargain
that's why you should read Bee Want Ads. Read
them every day for profit.
DUN'S REVIEW OF TRADE
Seasonable Weather Stimulates Retail
SENTIMENT IS MORE HOPEFUL
Large Orders Placed for Remote De
livery aad Leading- Indastrlra
Increase Their Oat
pot, NEW YORK. l4ov. -R. G. Dun A
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says:
Seasonable weather has stimulated retail
trade, while manufacturing plants are more
active and numerous new undertakings
have been started. Sentiment Is more hope
ful regarding the commercial future, orders
blng placed for remote delivery, which Is
a noteworthy Improvement over the con
servative attitude formerly conspicuous.
Preparations for holiday trade are on a
liberal scale and there is a feeling of confi
dence that renders holders reluctant to
do business when concesnlons are sought.
All the leading industries have Increased
output, some having already received large
contracts, while others operate more freely
in anticipation of orders to come. Commer
cial credits are extended more freely and
there la an Improvement In mercantile col
lections. BRADSTRF.ET'S REVIEW OF TRADE
Business Improves as Resnlt of Elec
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. Bradstreet's says;
Election results and the advent of more
seasonable weather In some sections of the
country were helpful to trade this week,
and except In parts of the south, where
the holding of cotton Interfered, collections
also have shown Improvement.
In wholesale and manufacturing lines the
tone of business shows most . marked Im
provement. Oiders which were conditional
on election results have been confirmed and
many new ones placed, the net result be
ing an enlargement of the volume of busi
ness at first hands over recently preceding
Many Industrial concerns have announced
an Increase of capacity and of runnuig
time, and sales of cig Iron, structural ma
terial, cotton goods for spring and reorders
lor rail and spring wear woolens, suocs
snd other lines have been enlarged.
Business failures In the United States for
tho week ending November 6, number 205,
against 241 last week, 2M In the like week
of 1907. 146 in 1906, 166 In 1TO5 and 184 In 1904.
Business failures In Canada-for the week
number thirty-three as against thlrty-twr,
last week and thirty-four the corresponding
week of ir07.
Wheat, Including flour exports from the
United States and Canada for the week
ending November 5. aggregate 4,940.274
bushels, against 6,463.714 bushels last week,
and 6.1CP,B93 this week last year. For the
nineteen weeks ending November 5, this
year, the exports are i9,(64,ifttt bushels,
against 73,727.407 In the corresponding per
iod of last year.
Corn exports for the week are ttl2,rl Mish-
ela, against 196.K14 last week, and 712.601 In
1907. F'or the nineteen weeks ending Novem
ber 6, corn exports are 2,919,2ul bushels,
against 18,072,672 last year.
LECTURE AT JTHE Y. M. C. A.
Dr. Gay Carleton Lee Delivers Second
ot His Series of Dis
courses, Dr. Guy Carleton Lee, Ph. D., L. I D
of Baltimore delivered the second of his
tripartite lecture courses at the Y. M. C,
A. last night. The lecture room of the
Institution was well filled with an nudUmce
There are no vacant offices, but:
If you have been looking for such rooms, no doubt .
you have found desirable space is a rare thing: From-
time to . time changes are made by tenants which would '
; make available just the kind of office rooms which you
THE BEE BUILDING
Is occupied from top to bottom, but for reason above lUted
we keep , a waiting list and would be pleased to bare you call
and look through the building. By giving ua an Idea ot your
. requirements would place ua in a position to fulfill your wants
along this line at some future time. Leave your same and
R. W. BAKER, Supt,
which listened attentively. Tl.e subject of
the lecture Inst night wss "The Strength cf
the People." Dr. Lee. who Is a historian
of note as well as a well known thinker
and speaker upon subjects of natlonsl Im
ports nee. discussed different phase of
mar.y questions now before the public. Ill
next lecture will complete the courre.
FOUR SHOTS, LlTTLtTpAMAGE
Officer Wooldrldae the Target aad
tieorae L. Near Does the
Four shits, one of which grated his
right arm, were fired at 'Humane Officer
H. K Wnoldrldgo last night by George I
Near, a machinist at the Union Pacific
The trouble between the two men arose
over the daughter of Officer Wooldrtdge.
Since the death of the girl's mother tho
daughter. Ruby by name, and who, accord
ing to her father. Is It years old, has been
living with some friends of the family.
Last Monday she left this place without
notifying her father. Last night he went
to see her.
When he foind she had gone he started
In search of her and found her at 1701
Leavenworth living with a Mrs. Wlleoo,
who conducts a rooming house at that'
number. As the father approached th
house he saw hi daughter and Near, who
rooms there, sitting on th porch and tin
father says that Near had his arm around
the girl. "That' my father," exclaimed
the girl as she hastily ran Into the house.
Near also started to run, with Wooldrtdge
In pursuit. Near turned, drew a revolver
and fired four times. Wooldrtdge kept Up
the chase, however, and overtook Near
and, calling the patrol wagon, took Mm
to the police station. The girl was also
taken to the station and placed In the
Near says the reason he shot I becauss
the house waa recently- visited by a bur
glar and when Wooldrtdge ran aftrr him
he thought the man had come back for a
aecond visit. H Is held at the station
under a charge of ahootlng with Intent to
kill and It la expected the grand Jury will
Investigate the matter.
OFFICER SHOOTS BOY IN LEG
Had Arrested Lad, Who Brake Away
aad Made Hla Escape, hat
Tarns Up Later.
Rufus Ralph, a colored boy 17 year old.
was shot In the fleshy part of th thigh
by Officer Emery laat night while he was ,
attempting to escape after the officer had
plnced him under arrest. Ralph was
prowling around Fourteenth and Jones
streets, where a number of merchants keep
their delivery wagons at night,
A number of small thefts have been made
from these wagons recently and Officer
Emery was on the lookout for similar
occurrences. Ho arrested Ralph and found
a revolver on hla person. He secured the
gun and started for the patrol box with
the boy, who broke away and ran. Tho
officer fired, but did not know he had hit
him. About 2 o'clock this morning Ralph
turned up at the police station In custody
of his mother, an old-time negro "mammy,
looking for a doctor. He found the doctor,
but will remain there to face otl.'T charges.