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THE OMATTA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1003.
THE OMAHA DAITjY BEE: SATURDAY. DECEMBER 5. 190S.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA
Offk 15 Scott Street
Btoekert sella carpets.
DEB WANT A.DS PAT.
Ed Rogers, Tony Faust beer.
Export pls.no tuning, Ilospe. 'Phone 641.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director. 'Phone 27.
Woodrlng Undertaking company. Tel. 33a
Miss Arkw Ight's china, aale Dec. 5 to 13
at 604 Mynater street.
"BCHOOL DA Vfl" ATX THIS WEEK
AT THE DIAMOND THEATER.
Ruth Letohford-Leonard's rhlna bale
Deo. 4 to Dec. I. 614 4th street.
Photography supplle. New goods. New
prices. Alexander's, 333 Broadway.
LET THE FRANKLIN PRINT IT.
BOTH 'PHONES 331, 101 SOUTH MAIN.
"The Nation Triumphant" will be the
subject of Dr. Lee's lecture tonight. High
A marriage license wa Issued yesterday
to F. H. Hutchinson, aged 24, of Anderson,
la., and Margaret Ia Newton, aged 20, of
McCook, Neb. They were married by Rev.
The Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Charlea
Olson, 2021 Third avenue, died yesterday
morning. The funeral will be held this
morning at 10 o'clock from the residence
amd burial will be In Falrvlew cemetery.
The personal injury damage suit of
Jacobs against the J. O. Woodward com
rspy. In the district court, was dismissed
by the plaintiff yesterday without preju
dice, after a motion on the part of the
defendant to take from the Jury had been
The Leffert Jewelry store will be open
evenings until Christmas. All goods are
on display and a large force of competent
and courteous salespeople will have pleas
ure In showing them and In assisting pa
trons of the store In making selections of
Chr.stmaa gifts. You are invited to Inspect
our offerings whether you buy or not.
Nelson Jensen, aged 73 years, died about
nldnlght Wednesday at his home In Haicl
Dell township. His wife, three daughters
and two sons survive him. The funeral
win be held Saturduy morning from the
Dan i sn Lutheran church In Hazel Dell
township and burial will be In 4he Hazol
Mrs. A. H. Hawthorne, who was recently
enjoined "by the district court here from
prosecuting a suit against A. B. Davis In
'J'ts'.lce court in Douglas countv, Ne
braska, has been cited to appear ' before
JtidKt- Green tomorrow morning to show
caut-e why sho should not bo deemed guilty
of contempt of court. It Is alleged that
Mrs. Hawthorne has disregarded the order
cf the Injunction.
Council Klufra tent No. 32, Knights of the
Maccnbes. elected these officers: Past
commander, Frank ElK.-.n; commander, Ed
War.t Aapln wall; lieutenant commander, A.
J. Ruppert; record finance k. epc , Alva
gnilth; (hnplain, H. 1:. Thomas; sergeant,
6. T. Joi.es; master at arms, Henry Peter
son; flat master cf tin; guard, H. J Ed
son; tei'onJ muster or the guard. T J.
i lir . H- K. Aldlngcr; picket.
J. w. Kl.b nv was also elected trua'.ca t'ir
the long te m.
A still alarm nt :2:X o'clock yesterday
aft. rtiooit to' It the fire department to tlv
alley south nf Uromlway between Main
nnd rourth streets, where rubbish left tjy
roofers n iibiiite ami ir.enncln? the ad
Jac, nt stores. Khv n the brushwood on
tie bmiK of in.Jiflii creek .nllaeont to
Hun.llton s wood yard on East Unadwuv
gave ih firemen n run at ;i::tt yeslerduv
afternoon. The brush Is believed lo have
been n;t afire i,y i,oy skatinj on thi
creek. There wuh no damage.
FlcVlty eotitull. Royal Arcanum, has
elected thcfe vttkvrr. who will be Installed
Mnncav J.nuary 4: Rfgent. Carl S. tipaul
dlng; vice regent. J. K. Hunter; uratoi, V
. Fuller; seretaiy, W. E. McCnnnell; col-ccto-,
T. C. l.elf'it; trc-UMirer. H. C. Uat
ten.iat o-; rhupht.n. T. 1.. Hull: H
Hinipter; v.ai.Ier, n. K. !los; sentrv.' II.
F. heinlss; r pros ntal ive to supic-ine
granl rnuml, II. u ,VlrMtl; alternate, A.
Inte-. . H. p.3ri,or.
Meitth's Work of Police.
Ln :.' WW" or '"f ponce department fi:
J( V?; ,,f N')vf'"ll'or slitws only 1'S.
V. ?vKt iW "umber only two w.mv
h'A. CejUifi't of the Coltf e ,le,.,.. Ir,...iit
v, .'.-.i'ii'-iimii. iwu ycuiig men nuvnig
been Vent t the county Jail t- await tlv.
action of the grand Jury in the charge of
ent'cli-'f yi uns r'rls Into a licusc of 111
itpttc. The arrests are I s ted us f .Hows:
Drunk. KH; dlsord' rly, 4ti, vturuncy, i'O;
larceny. S; dlsturh'.ng the peai e, 5;" held
for iiivrst:Mlon, 5; enticing gliln away, :;
conspiracy. !; drunk and disturbing tho
peace. 2; in.'anc. 1; violating city ordinance,
1; safe kcepinit. 1; larceny from iiuilding,
1; threatening to kill. 1; fiiiritive from Jus
tice, 1; assault and battery, 1; kceoing
Ban,hiliirr house. 1.
Artesta for the month of November repre
sented eleven nationalities:
Americana. 07; netrn t s. ;3; Germans, S;
Duma. 4; Irish, 4; Japanese. 3; Swedes, 3;
Italians, 2; Mexican!!, 1; Jews, 1; Greeks, i
Lodgers for the month of November
rejir. sented seven different nationalities, as
Americans, 64; Irish. U; Danes. 4; Swedes,
S; Pcotch, 1; Cuban. 1. Iluntrirtnns. 1.
With the advent of winter the number
9f transients peekli.g shelter at night In
creases and during November i-lglity-aevrn
were given lidging at the city Jail.
The detailed report of the work of the
department for the month fellows.
Alarms responded to, :; arrests inndc.
148: accidents reported and liii-estlguted. 'I;
buildings found open and owners called,
j; burglaries. 6; burghi.y f , uitrati d. 1;
contagious discuse signs posted, ;'l; dead
Btiimalw reported. 64; defective slcb walks
reported. 6; defect iw screets rep:irt-l, 5;
iefectlve sewers lep lied. 3: false .Marnis
icspnndel to. 1; Insure persons cared lor,
J; Intoxicated persons cared for. lost
.'hllilren found and returned, li'; lodgers
accommodated, hi", miles traveled bv pauol
wagon. 5; miles traveled by umbulance
12: meals fuin'slini prisoners ami lodgers,
a0; niilnaiices reported. U); prisoners ti'ken
.o ccumy Jail. a. pa 'kage-s of stolen psop.
irty recovered. C; runaway horses over,
tukvn and slopped. 7; stray teums cared
for. !; strav horses picked up. V; sick and
njured persons taken t: hoNpltal, t: le'k
nd Injured persons caied for ut : t itlon.
; street lights reported out, 3j; electric
igni ou sue, -lax nou
rs and : minutes:
detent i hi h. spllal, i.
Funeral of D. I'. Ilrnlrn.
The fui.erul ot the lute Drury F. Dry
len, held yesterday ufternoon from the
rainlly residence on Franklin avenue, was
.ittcnded bjr an liiiincnse gathering of
the friends of th deceased and Lie be
reaved family. Hundreds of farmers
from Hardin township, in which Mr. Dry
Jen lived for so many year, and vicinity
were in attendance and the house van
entirely Inadequate to accommodate the
large number. The services were con
ducted by Uev. James' M. Williams, pas
tor of the llroadway Methodist church,
assisted ly Rev. George A. Ray, paalor
f the Second Presbyterian church. Kev.
James O'May of t'reston, former pustor
it the Broadway Methodist church, was
unable to come here as planned. During
the service Mra. A. A. Covalt rendered
two hymns. Burial was in Walnut Hill
cemetery, the cortege to the cemetery
being one of the longest seen in this city
for many years. The pallbearers were:
N. S. Alexander, Captain L. B. Cousins.
W. M. Whltson. F. Davis, J. K. Cooper
and George Carson, members of Abe Lin
coln post, Granu Army of the Republic,
of which deceased was a prominent mem
ber. Heal Eitste Transfers.
Theae transfers were reporte-d to The Boo
December 3 bythe Pottawattamie County
abstract company of Council Bluffs:
Ulnnle Kennedy to W. K. Kennedy,
lots t. and 10. block 1. in Babbitt
- Place add to Council Bluffs, q c d...$ 1
uhn Norton to Marie L. Norton, part
lots 4 and t, In sub of original plat
lot ITS, In Council Bluffs, w d 1
fctichacl Doyle, guardian, to Fred W.
lveia, undV of nw'4 nw and wty
swV 21-7-4l. pro d , .922
Daniel Thomas Doyle, single, to Fred
W. I vers. un-iSt of mt, nw4 w d... 2,307
f. A. Moore to Audry B. Moore,
r21Va feet of original plat lot 170 in
Council Bluffs, w d 1
Five transfers, aggregating: t-233
K. T. JMumtlng Co. Tel. ISA Night. r-lTf-
Both 'Phonos 43.
FRUIT SHOW DECORATIONS
Bed, White and Bine Pennants Are
Beginning; to Appear.
EFFECTIVE LIGHTING SCHEME
llrlck Work on Aadltorlans Com
pleted auid Carpenters aad Heat
I use Contractors Sen Rnnh.
Ins; Their Part.
The red, white and blue pennant-shaped
bunting, the official decoration of the
National Horticultural congress, la be
coming much In evidence. Business
houses are beginning to decorate for the
approaching big fruit show and there
la every Indication that before the Na
tional Horticultural congrese opene lta
doors on Monday, December 14, Council
Bluffs will preaent a gala appearanoe.
The large, ornate arch which did duty
at the entrance of the laat atreet fair
and carnival has been loaned to the man
agement of the congresa and it will be
erected on North Main street It will
be repainted In the colors of the con
gress and at night will blase with hun
dreds of colored Incandescent lights.
An effective plan of street lighting
haa been decided upon by TTie special
committee appointed by Mayor Maloney
at the meeting of the city council last
Tuesday afternoon. Instead of string
ing the electric lights along Main and
Bryant streets, aa originally planned, the
committee has decided to construct
arches of electric lights across the two
streets at intervals.
An Immense sign bearing the words
"National Horticultural Congress" was
placed In position yesterday afternoon
across the front of the auditorium build
ing. The work of Installing the heating
plant Is rapidly nearlng completion and
the company having the contract Ik con
fident that it will be able to turn on the
heat Monday next. The work of putting
the radiators in position will be begun
The brick work on the two big towers
of the auditorium was completed yes
terday and the carpenters now have full
sway In the building. The floor is being
leveled off and for the next few days
the carpenters will be busy constructing
the benches and tables for the exhibits.
Much of the'lnterlor woodwork, including
the stairways to the two galleries, is
President Hess Is expected to announce
today the special days to be observed dur
ing the congress. The work of 'arrang
ing the program for the opening of the
show Is also under way and will be an
nounced sho ty.
It lit A!. TEACHERS ARE SCARCF.
.Number of Mchools In County Closed
on This) Account.
The rural 'schools In Pottawattamie
county are again suffering from a lack of
teachers. County Superintendent Jacks' n
said yesterday that there were close upon
twenty schools without teachers ulnee the
winter term commenced and that he was
f;t his wits ends where to secure suitable
rnnterhil to fill the vacancies.
"The toucher question Is rapjdly becoming
u most serious problem to solve." said
f?iipcr!:itov.rie:it Jackson. "Whether It is
that the pay Is Insufficient or whether
Dan Cupid must be held responsible, the
truth Is It Is aim' st impossible to keep
the country schools supplied with tenchera,
-specially at this season of tho year. Of
course, teaching In a rural school In winter
time, where the teacher may hnve to walk
c;nlte a dlrtance to her school and where
conditions at tho school house are not of
tho nit st comfortable. Is not a bed of
rores for any young woman, and many of
the teachers prefer to remain Idle during
the winter re.ther than face the discomforts
of the winter term.
"The situation lii this county at present,
I presume, Is similar to what superintend
ents In other counties in this state hav.
to face, as I understand there Is a general
scarcity of rurnl school teachers almost
everywhere. Something will have to be
done to remedy this lack of teachers and
I am of the opinion that the only way
we will be able to keep the schools sup
plied will be by paying better salaries.
Salaries have been Increased somewhat
lately, but not sufficiently, I take !t, to
Induce young women to teach through tho
Superintendent Jackson said he knew of
fourteen teachers who had schools during
the summer who were not teaching now.
These teachers, he said, l ad declined re
appointment for the winter season, but
many of them probably would be looking
for a school next spring.
A general meeting tf the country school
directors of the entire county Is to be held
r. this city on Friday, December 18, and
Superintendent Jackson fcald yesterday that
th's creation of the lack of teachers would
b cue of the principal matters to come
befoie the meeting. Prof. R. C. Barrett
of tho Iowa Agricultural college nt Ames,
former state superintendent of public in
struction, will address the meeting of
school directors on the subject. "The Ef
ficiency of the Rural Schools." The meet
ing will be held probbbly In one of the
court rooms of tho county cot rt house.
We want your Jewelry trade for the
holidays and are willing to earn It by
felling you better goods for less money
than others do. Come in and inspect our
holiday stock before you purchase. Tou
will f nd It will pay j ou. O. Mauthe. 3
DISCISSION OF TAX PROBLEMS
Joint Meeting of State Tax Leaser
aad Commercial Bodlea.
Notices of the Joint meeting of the Iowa
Tax Revision league and the commercial aa
soclatlona of the state, to be held In
Des Moines Tuesday, Wednesday. Thurs
day and Friday of next week, were re
ceived here yesterday. City Treasurer F.
T. True and City Solicitor Clem F. Klro-
oau win represent the municipality at the
meeting and it la expected that delegatea
from the Commercial club will attend. It
la possible thai Pottawattamie county
may be represented, aa those in charge
of the conference urge that every mu
nicipality, i-ounty and bank aend one or
The program for the first two days will
be under the auspices of the Tax Revision
league and the matters to be discussed
will include all kinds of taxation, but
especlsJly taxation of mortgages, national,
state, savings and private banks, corpora
tlon stock and terminal railroad property.
The question of the need for a state tag
commissioner will also be broug-ht up and
discussed. City Solicitor Kimball of this
city will read a paper on "Railroad Ter
Th program of the other two daya will
bo under the auspices of the Commercial
club of Des Mclnea and the Greater Dea
Moines committee. Amcng other questlona
acheduled for discussion are the good roads
movement, legislation to provide for trust
companies In Iowa, Improvement of Iow.e
water ways, viaduct legislation for the
larger clt'cs and the question of state pro
motion by means cf state funds. All cltl
aens Interested In the matters to be dis
cussed are invited to attend the meeting.
Trades and Labor Assembly.
Twelve local unions and possibly more
are expected to participate In the organlzn
tlon of a Trades and Iibor assembly to
night. The meeting for this purpose wll!
b held In the rooms of the Commercial
club and will be presided over by A. E.
Rapp, who was appointed chairman at
the recent meeting when s temporary or
ganization was effected. U. O. Cox Is the
The unions which have signified their
Intention of being represented at the meet
ing tonight anj taking part In the forma
tion of the central body sre: The Typo
graphical union, the Plumbers. Carpenters,
Cigar Makers. Musicians, Bricklayers, Tail
ors) and Barber's unions; the Amalgamated
Sheet Metal Workers, Switchmen's union,
Street Railway Employes' union and Elec
trical Worker's union.
Thn carpenters have the largest mem
bership, their union numbering about ISO
members. None of the unions, it Is said,
has lees than forty-five members, so It
Is expected that the Trades and Iabor as
sembly, w"hen reorganized, will b far
atronger than It was during Its prevloua
period of existence.
Honest dealings make honest friends. If
you let me sell you one of my cornshellers
we will be fast friends. Sperling, 234 South
Pair of Fatal Accidents.
WEBSTER CITY. Ia., Doc. 4.-Speclal
Telegram.) While repairing a windmill this
afternoon at the Thomas Hetland place
Samuel Rlerson fell fifty feet to the
ground and was killed Instantly. From
fatal burns, received last night when it
pulled a table lamp over, the Infant child
of Mr. and Mrs. Claire Cateas of Wool
stock died this morning. Its grandmother
was temporarily absent from the room
when the accident occurred.
lows tVevrs Notes.
ATLANTIC Mrs. John Hoffman, Jr., who
has been 111 here for some time, recently
burned her feet very badly, and yesterday
tho physician performed the operation of
grafting some of the flesh from the arm of
her husband on her feet. She is now doing
IOWA FALLS Several large herds of
cattle in this section have become in
fected with "black leg" and Assistant State
Veterinarian W. !. Lvers of this city has
been .sii'i.nioned to several points to vac
clr.ate the cattle In hopes of retarding the
pread of the dlseas".
ATLANTIC There la some talk here of
the promoters of the Atlantic Northern &
Southern railway asking for tax aid to
complete the necessary amount for the
building of the road. CP to date about Il5,
X0 has been subscribed for the road and a
sum of $J00.0ft0 Is needed. A 5 per cent tax
is the amount which will be needed to com
plete the sum.
IOWA FAIJjS An Important change In
banking circles took place In this city yes
terday, when J. C. Jackson assumed the
presidency of the Cltlsens' Savings bank.
Mr. Jackson was chosen a member of the
Hoard of Supervisors of this county at the
recent election and Is one of the best
known farmers and stock men In th's
part of Iowa and will add material strength
md standing to the institution.
Al'LAN'tlC Wold lias been received In
the ciiy ut' the death of Mrs. E. Mumby,
a-no lor many years was a resident ot tins
iiy, and who recently went to Culitorniu,
A'ueie her son Edward is employed. Sue
nvni lust spring lo visit tier niece in Itcd--lehl,
h. D., und Had gone from there, to her
joii. Her husband was tor many years one
j( the leading luilois in the cay, but died
sum.; Ihue ago. The body will be biougli.
ucre for burial.
IOWA CITY Governor Warren Garst laid
the corner-stone of the- new law building
this afternoon at 3:20 o'clock, assisted by
Dean Charles Noble Gregory of the col
lege of law. It was the. original Intention
to have the ceremonies when the legislature
came here In January, but the presence of
the govei nor today ul the lecture of Irving
li. ltickman before tne State Historical so
ciety made it convenient to lay tne corner
stone at tne present time.
MARSH A LLTOWN Threats have boen
made openly In Muscatine that if Evangel
ist. "Billy'' Sunday returns there for a
snort series of meetings, as lie. is now
planning to do, thai tne opposition element
will tear down and wreck the tabernacle
In which the Sunday meetings were held
last spring, and which resulted In such an
upheaval in that city and eventually caused
11 to go dry. Sunday expects to go to Mus
catine In about a nionin for two or three
MARSHALLTOWN Announcement of tha
promotion ot Assistant Freight and Pas
senger Agent C. J. Peterson of llio Iowa
and Dakota division of the Chicago, Mil
waukee c St. Paul, was made luiUty. .Mr.
Pc-lc-rsun lives In Mason City. He nus been
made traveling freight and passenger agent
of tiie Council Bluffs division of i lie road,
with headquarters ut Council blutfs. The
appointment becomes effective at once. Mr.
Peterson began service with the Milwaukee
twenty-five years ago as yard clerk at
Calmar. He was atlerwurds station agent
at Spirit Lake, Hartley and Mason City.
BOONE Wednesday evening, at the
Northwestern hotel in this ciiy, an elabor
ate, though informal, banquet was tendered
by Superintendent J. H. Hammill, superin
tendent of the Chicago & Northwestern
railroad, Iowa division. The complimented
guest was Free Paine, who for nearly fifty
tears was one of the most prominent rail
road men of the country. Nearly forty
years ago he came to the employ of the
Northwestern company, and continued
faithfully In the service until a few weeks
ago, when he was retired on a pension of
BOONE The grand Jury reported yester
day afternoon, returning only five Indict
ments. Two were against Messrs. Klrklund
and Kane, the alleged bandits who terror
riled the eastern part of the ciiy some- lime
ago. They had been previously Indicted, but
this was found to be defective. William
Hunipatch, who was arrested, charged with
stealing a woman's satchel from an Inter
urbun car, was indicted on the charge of
larceny. John Spatt, a German resident
well known In this community, was in
dicted on the charge of attempted assault,
the complaining witness being his daughter.
The fifth Indictment concerned a Boone st
loone keeper and has not yet been made
IOWA CITY J. Reed Lane of Davenport,
son of Regent Joe it. Lane, was elected
president of the greater university com
mlttee at the meeting held to perfect a
permanent organization. Alumni Secretary
M. L. Person was chosen secretary of the
boosting committee, and H. Raymond
Gross, captain-elect of the foot ball team,
treasurer. Preliminary arrangements were
made for a great county club rally, to be
held on December 15, when plans will be
made for the reunions of the State Uni
versity of Iowa graduates and students
throughout Iowa. A rally of the "co-eds"
will also be held to arouse enthusiasm over
the women's building project.
MARSHALLTOWN Laying" claim to the
championship of the Iowa corn-huskers,
and willing to back his Judgment with any
sum up to S300, Byron Apple, a young
farmer living near Nevada, has Issued a
challenge to the state of Iowa. Apple, Judg
ing by previous performances and "form."
looks like a "good thing" In the corn-husking
line. In his ordinary day's work Apple
has been "picking and husking from li to
IM bushels of corn a dav, getting through
by i o'clock In the afternoon. He is willing
to wager t:U0, or any part thereof, that he
can husk 2S bushels from an ordinary field
of corn in ten hours. He is not willing to
haul and crib it, however. His friends, who
have seen him at work, are also ready to
MARSHALLTOWN The estate of II. E.
Slmklns. a former well known undertaker,
today secured Judgment in the district court
against the Hawkeye Commercial Men's as
sociation, a fraternal accident and life in
surance company, for an assessment of I
a member, with a maximum of not over
tS.uuu. Simklns died of septic poison, re
sullng from the prick of -an embulmer's
needle, while he was embalming a corpse.
The company, which has a large member
ship among traveling men throughout the
west, refused payment on the grounds that
the risk Involved did not come tinder the
firovlslons of the contract carried by th.t
nsured. Miss Lena Slmklns, as executrix
of lila estate, brought autt to collect. The
case will be appealed to tha aupiems court.
OUT FOR TARIFF REVISION
Iowa Manufacturers to Urge Action
by National Congress.
CHANGE IN INDEBTEDNESS LAW
Present Statute Throning Borden on
Hoard of Pardona and Parole
Held to lie InJust and
(From a Stuff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Doc. 4. (Speclal.)-Tarlf f
revision will bo demanded by all the prin
cipal manufacturers of Iowa during the
coming session of congress, and It plans
made by the executive committee of the
State Manufactuers' association here today
carry every Iowa member In congress will
bo urged by factory managers in his dis
trict to vote for immediate revision.
The meeting of the committee was held
today in the office ot G. A. Wrlghtman,
secretary of the association. Members of
all the association committees were brought
to the meeting, but tho principal work was
for the legislative committee. This after
noon and evening the members of this com
mittee are making plans for carrying out
the Ideas of the association along legisla
tive lines. Statu legislation desired by the
association Is also being discussed, and it
is probable tho manufacturers will main
tain a lobby In Des Moines this winter.
The tariff changes favored by the manu
facturers arc along the Iowa Idea, origi
nated and urged by A. B. Cummins, who
has Just gone to Washington to take his
seat as senator.
Change in Indeterminate Law.
There is considerable agitation among
Judges and lawyers, especially prosecutors,
for a change in the present Intermediate
sentence law Under he law as it now
stands the judge must send the guilty man
to the penitentiary for the maximum pen
alty, where ho must remain the full length
of time unless sooner released by the Board
of Parole. Some now argue this Is an in
justice. The Judge who hears all the evl
dence and circumstances In the case, they
claim, is best fitted to say what the max
imum penalty should be. The men who agl.
tate a change believe the court should fix
the maximum penalty In his Judgment, and
then leave It to the discretion of the board
to let the man out sooner if they see fit.
Many judges now complain that they are
compelled to sentence men for the maxi
mum of the law, whereas they believe un
der no circumstances should the man be Im
prisoned that long. That he be released
sooner is left entirely with the Board of
Colonel Bishop of the Forty-fourth Iowa
regiment, Iowa National Guard, whose home
is at Muscatine, has written Adjutant Gen
eral Thrift that he Is not a candidate for
his position longer, and urges the adjutant
to cull an early election of the guard to
select his successor, that he may be re
lieved of guard duties. Adjutant General
Thrift will call the election early in Jan
Want N?sr Jury Law.
When the legislature convenes in Janu
ary another effort will be made by tha
Polk County Bar association to have a bill
passed to amend the law governing Jury
drawing to apply only to Polk county. The
bill was presented at the last session of
the legislature, but was turned down.
It provides that the four district judges
meet tho first of each year to select a com
mittee of five men, one from each super
visor a 1 district, which will make up the
Jury list for the year.
A law similar to this Is In effect in many
Implement Men Elect.
The Iowa Implement Dealers' association
elected officers for 1909 and passed resolu
tions condemning the parcels-post, the uni
form bill of ludlng, priceless binder twine
contracts, branch retail stores established
by Jobbers and the publication of ads for
mall order houses by trade papers. Officers
were chosen s follows:
President. W. D. Hoyt. Manchester.
Vice president, W. J. Howard. Schaller.
Director. Harry Eaton, Low Moor.
Secretary and treasure, E. P. Armknecht
of Donnellson (re-elected).
Representative White of Story county
will offer a bill In the coming session of the
Iowa legislature to make tho 8tate Rail
road commission appointive, as formerly.
Instead of elective, as at present.
It Is understood to be Mr. White's inten
tion largely to increase the powers of the
board, but the chief feature of his propo
sition is that relating to tho manner of
choosing the members.
Poultry Show at Shenandoah.
SHENANDOAH, la., Dec. 4.-(Speclal Tel
egram.) The Southwestern Iowa Poultry
exhibition Is now being held here with
about 400 exceptionally fine birds. Today
t noon the pupils of the public schools
attended the show In a body to the num
ber of 900, accompanied by teachers. Plans
are being made for a grand show next
year, including a corn exhibition.
SOUTH DAKOTA CORN SHOW
Fonr Daya' Session at Slonx Falls
Commencing; December Twenty-One.
MITCHELL, S. D., Dec. 4.-(Speclal.)
The South Dakota Corn Growers' associa
tion will hold its third annual convention
and corn school in Sioux Falls, beginning
December 21 and closing the IMth, when the
auction sale of highly scored corn will bo
held. Secretary Twambley of Alexandria
has Just Issued his premium list and pro
gram of the meeting, and it shows aome
attractive premiums in the way of cash
and donations of agricultural implements
The corn school will be conducted by Prof.
C. Willis of the Brookings Agricultural
school, and lie will be assisted by H. C.
Warner of Forestburg. W. A. Wheeler of
Mitchell and Secretary Tambley. The
farmer Institute programs will be conducted
under the direction of A. E. Chamberlain.
The corn school will be held every after
noon at 2 o'clock.
OWNERS OF PACIFIC EXPRESS
Testimony In I ulon Pacific Hearlan
to Indicate Southern Pacific aud
Wabash Hold Htock.
NEW YORK, Dec. 4-Tiiat a long period
of disagreement between William A. Clark
of the San Pedro line and E. H. Hariimau
of the Oregon Short line resulted in I'.nrj In
an Injunction against the latter line by the
San Pedro, which was followed by an
1 "agreement" between them, was part of the
j testimony of William D. Cornish, vlco presi
dent of the Union Pacific, Southern Pucific
and1 Oregon Short line, read at the continu
ation today ot the government's suit to dis
solve the Union Pacific's "combination."
The widen, e of Mr. Curnlsh further
stated that each of the two companies had
Its own management; also that the South
em Pacific does not own the Pacific Ex
press company, 40 per cent of the stock
being owned by tha Union Pacific and SO
per cent by the Wabash. Asked why in
tS 1 their had been an issuance of SMn.ooO.noo
worth of Union Pacific stock and of Sim,
inO.OiO of convertible Union Tadflc bonds,
"I don't know; my Impression is that
the company owed a good deal of money
at that time."
TREASURY SHOWS DEFICIENCY
United States Treasnrer Says t'anae
Is ot Decreased Receipts, hot
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.-Charlcs H.
Treat, treasurer of the United States, In
his snnusl report calls attention to the
fact that owing to the disturbed relations
between the income anj outgo of the
government there was a deficiency last
year of S.'iS.OTO.lfll, as ngnlnst a surplus for
the preceding year of S$l,23i',&86, and points
out that the total revenues for inns exceeded
any preceding fiscal year except 1907.
Treasurer Treat declares that thus It Is
apparent that the trouble is not decreasing
receipts but increasing expenditures, which
situation tho treasury was able to meet
with the excess of revenues which had
accumulated during the previous years.
"The steady flow of gold Into the treas
ury," the report says, "continues to excite
an absorbing study of the resources of a
country so favored in the distribution of the
precious metal. The amount of gold coin
actually used In the channels of trade Is
less that one-half the general stock of gold
coin In the country, owing to the increasing
popularity of the gold certificates.
"Tho general stock of money In the coun
try at the close of the last fiscal year was
$3,373,764, 020, an Increase ot $.t,303,013, as
compared with that of a year ago. The
money In circulation for the last eleven
years has steadily Increased, the growth per
capita advanced from 122.87 In 1S97 to tu'i
In 1908. Population has more than doubled
every thirty years, while the wealth of tho
nation haa more than doubled every twenty
years. There Is legitimate demand for an
enormous amount of money in developing
the growing industries and expanding trade
relations, but no methodemployed by which
that demand per capita can be measured.
The volumo of currency should not be
based on the individual man or per capita,
but on the volume of products produced by
man, measured by the market value
There were ifiS.306,672 pieces of United
States paper currency In circulation Octo
"National bank notes presented for re
demption," the report adds, "aggregated
S348,649,2SO, equal to 62.7$ per cent of the
average amount ot notes outstanding dur
ing the year. Tho net growth in the bank
note circulation was 194,545,227. There was
S328.535.358 In lawful money deposited In the
treasury on account of transactions in na
tional bank circulation, S-'60,678,98$ for the
5 per cent fund and Sti7,856,369 for the re
tirement of such circulation. The deposits
of lawful money In the treasury to retire
national bank notes under the act limiting
such deposits to SlOS.OoO.OOO annually, aggre
gated 137,112,837. Banks have failed of but
little more than one-third of the option,
therefore the law Is not restrictive on re
tirements until the limit of 19,000,000 per
month has been reached."
AMERICAN MINING CONGRESS
In Session at Pittsburg- Makes Series
of Testa In Artificial
PITTSBURG, Dec. 8. Coal operators,
mine owners, engineers, practical miners,
scientists and natioral and state officials,
all hero for tho meeting of the American
Mining congress, this afternoon partici
pated In the formal dedication of tho
federal government's laboratory and test
ing station recently established In this city.
A series ot tests In an artificial mine, in
which conditions of real mines are repro
duced, so far as possible, showing the
results .from various explosives and from
so-called safety agencies 'as the most
Interesting fe-ature of the ceremony.
Secretary of the Intel lor James R. Gar
field officiated and there were addresses
by John Mitchell, head of the miners'
organization, and by miners and others.
Today's tests were made at the artificial
mine. The first test was mode with safety
pewder, dry fire clay and bituminous coal
dust, tho latter placed on shelves repre
senting ledges in real mines. The powder
was ignited for the blast and did not ex
plode the dust. There was a terrific ex
plosion during the fourth test, when a
pound and a tenth ot black powder and
twenty piund of road dust (actual mlno
dust) were used. The recoil was strong
and the flames covered the full length of
the artificial mine. The test proved the
combination to be exceedingly dangerous.
At this point experts of the station ap
peared wearing the Draeger oxygen ap
paratus, Including metal and glass hoods,
chemical chamber and air bag, designed
to render breathing normal or nearly so
v.iille the operator Is surrounded by the
most deadly gases and vapors. The men
hurried into the gallery still filled with
the fumes of the explosion and apparently
were not affected by any of the gases.
This device is designed particularly for
rescue work and was used with good re
sults at Marlunna. A number of other
tests were merely technical.
TAFT PRAISES HITCHCOCK
Ills Letter Head nt Republican Club
Dinner In ew York
NEW YORK, Dec. t.-FVank H. Hitch
cock, who managed the republican cam
paign; Treasurer George R. Sheld n and
William I Ward, national committeeman,
were dined by the New York City Repub
lican club tonight and awarded unstinted
praise for their services In the election
of Taft and Rhermren Tli eiipstii 1nr-lnH,1
Vice Prcstdent-Klect Shermun and coin- I
munlcailons were received from President !
Roosevelt and President-Elect Taft. Presi
dent Roosevelt uent this message:
I wish 1 could be, present to Join with
you in the dinner given In henor of Mr.
Hitchcock, Mr. fiheldon and Mr. Ward. As
I cannot, will you allow me through you
to extend my heartiest congratulations and
thanks to the three men who did so much
to brirK about the successful result of tin
Mr. Tafl, from Hot Springs, wrote at
greater length. He said:
I write to extend my greetings to tho
Republican club of New York City and ti
express my sympathy with the testimonial
of Kspcct and gratitude which it is tender
ing tonight to M essrs. Hitchcock, Sheldon
Hnd Ward for the great service which tlcy
l ave rendered to the party and the nation
In organisms and carrying to victory the
lute presidential contest. Tliev have been
justified in every respect by th event.
Net the least of the burden the gcntle
n en in their positions have ulways to
beai Is the criticism of the Jealous, of tha
rervrus and of the Isrnorant In respect to
the conduct of a campaign upon which so
much of importance hangs. The perfect
ing of an organization n the ono hand
and the raising of funds with which to
enable it to be put Into effective operation
on the oiher, present at times crises thai
try men's souls. The greater these crises
thn more Interesting Is the recollection of
them. As Aeneas said to his followers In
the sterni: "Haec eilm forsltan meminisse
I Sincerely hope that the pleasure of
reminiscence which your guests now have
and til j gratitude of all who are inter
ested In the victory, and that Includes a
majority of their fellow citizens will be
a tewaid commensuralti with the trials
they have pauso'i.
Pianos that are often sold at from I-&0 to
I2T6 ran be bought for 1190. on easy pay
ments, at A. Hospe Co., St Pearl atreet,
W South Main atreet. Council Bluffs, Iowa.
HEARING ON WOOL COMPLETED
House Committee Continues Tariff
Hearing's Until December 19.
Wool Growers from Different Parts
ol the Country t.lve Their
Views on Tariff Redac
tion. WASHINGTON. Dec. 4.-The house com
mittee on ways and means yesterday ilr .
elded to continue the tariff hearings until
Chairman Payne wns authorised to offr
a resolutlen In the house when congress
convenes on Monday which will give the
committee Authority to suhpoena witnesses
for these supplementary hearings. Tomor
row Is the Inst day of the original schedule
of hearings, but on Saturday Herbert
Miles, chairman cf the tariff committee
of the National Association of Manufac
turers, will appear before the committee.
Other witnesses also are expected to ap
pear Saturday and Mtnday there will be
a supplementary hearing on the lead
schedule. The other sessions will take
place on days designated by Chairman
Payne, It is believed some will be held
occasionally throughout the short session
Will Consider Tariff Hill.
The committee will begin the considera
tion of the new tariff bill as soon aa the
record up to this time has been printed.
Briefs may be filed by partis Interested
any time before December 19.
Chairman Payne would not say what
witnesses would be summoned If the power
to subpoena Is granted, but It Is generally
understood that J. W. Van Cleave, prest
dent of the National Association of Manu
facturers, will be on the list.
Ah Indication of the unsatisfactory condi
tion existing at the present hearings was
given by Mr. Boutell, republican member
from Illinois, at today's hearing on the
w-col tariff. He had received a very un
satisfactory reply from a witness.
"I understand that you are not under
oath," said Mr. Boutell. "but I hope that
seme time soon the committee will have
an opportunity to hear witnesses which It
will feel at liberty to cross-examine at
Chairman Payne was authorized to con
tinue the hearings at an executive meet
ing of the committee following the noon
recess. No witnesses were examined after
Hans Schmidt of Buffalo, a representa
tive of the wool pulling business, advocated
a greater differential in the duties on tha
wool fleece and the wool on the skin,
contending that It was a necessity If the
wool pulling industry in this country was
to survive. He claimed that under the
present tariff the packers are absorbing all
of that business.
For tho National Wool R....,.'
elation, J. M. Wilson of Wyoming asked
that the present rates of duty on wool
retained. He said that the wool growers
are In debt and asserted that every shop
In Wyoming Is mortgaged. .
Andrew J. Boles, who asked for a gen
eral reduction In the wool schedule, said
that Australian lamb'a wool Is a better
rrade than the American wool.
A. S. Erlcksen. Utah wool grower, asked
for the continuation of the present tariff
on wool, as did D. M. Campsey, a sheep
grower of Pennsylvania; E. J. Ewlrig, who
raises sheep in New Mexico, and Mra. E.
Bonnemort, a wool grower of Utah.
Committee Hears Woman.
Mra. Bonnemort la the only woman who
has appeared before the committee during
the tariff hearings. She told of the dif
ficulties and hardships of the wool growers
of Utah during the operation of the Wilson
"That was during a democratic admin
istration," she said, "but we are now en
Joying the blessings of a republican ad
ministration and we appeal to the honor
able members of thit party for protec
tion." The republicans enjoyed a laugh at the
expense of the democratic members. Mrs
Bonnemort urgd the retention of the pres
W. M. Cullen, who said he was a demo
cratlc wool grower of Ohio, and that h"
was a protectionist also, spoke against anj
reduction In the tariff. Mr. Erlcksen said
the Utah wool growers made an averagt
profit of 8 per cent. "We are not gettlns
protection 1 to the extent of 11 cents of tin
tariff," he said. "The foreign wool Im
ported Is 'skirted' so that Its shrinkage It
only S5 per cent, compared with a shrink
age of 64 per cent of American wool."
The hearing on the wool schedule waa
practically completed when the committee
took recess for lunch.
CHURCH GOODS SMUGGLED
Chicago Customs Officials Seise Fif
teen Thousand Dollars' Worth of
Robes, Roars nnd Taoestrles.
CHICAGO, Dec. 4.-The customl officials
here today seized 115.000 worth of tapestries,
rugs and other articles, apparently of use
In church ceremonials. An investigation,
based on reports that the goods had been
smuggled Into this country from France,
David Zork, an appraiser, after an In
spection of the goods, said that while the
appraised value might be about 115,000, In
his opinion the actual value would not be
less than S2,O0O. and If sold separately to
collectors tho relics would bring $100,000. It
Is believed that the goods were destined to
go lo some New York dealer.
Falls Through Plateerlasa Window.
WATERLOO, Neb., Dec. 3.-(8peclal Tel
egram.) James Eppler was seriously In
jured this afternoon by accidentally falling
through the plate glass window in the
Hovfard confectionery store. He waa ae
aeverely cut on the face and head.
George W. Klein, 19 South Main atreet.
Both 'phones. "Have It done right."
There are no vacant offices, but:
If you Lave been looking for nuch 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
la occupied from top to bottom, but for reasons above stated
we keep a waiting Mat and would be pleaaed to nave you call
nd look tfj-oujb. the building. By giving ua an Idea or your
requlrementai would place ua la a position to fulfill your want
along thla line at aome future time. Leave your name aad
R. W. BAKER, Supl,Room 501
BIG SALE CONTINUES
Bargains Greater Than Any
Time Since Sale Began.
EXTRA CLERKS ENGAGED TO HAN
DLE THE MERRY THRONG.
"Get in at the Finish."
Nearly everyone in the city knows that
the Omaha Clothing Co. of 1S1-181I Fnrnnm
street will soon be out of business. We
have told the citizens of timnhs. In these
columns on more thnn one occasion ef this
fsct. Thousands have come to this estab
lishment and purchased seasonable mer
chandise rheaner than we did ourselves,
and we have a word lo any to those that
have not been lo this place yet. If there It
anything you need In men's apparel and
you don't come to this aale you do yourself
a great Injustice.
We want you. Mr. Render, to pny us at
least a visit, see the ridiculous low prices
we have marked high grade merchandise.
We are Just going to give you an Idea
of the genulno reductlona that are taking
place. 17.60 youth'a long pant suits, nil
ages, 13.88. 112 youth'a all wool long pant
suits, JTM. Children's two-piece sll wool
suits, double sewed, double seat and dnublis
knee, $1.?8. Children's 16.50 snd 17 over
coats, $2.98. , Men's $3.50 wool worsted union
suits, $t.S9; these goods are form fitting
nrd cannot be purchased wholesale at this
price. Men's blue and pink cotton ribbed
union suits, regular price $1.60, now TSo.
This Is the biggest bargain In Omaha to
day. Men's 50c colored border pure slllc
handkerchiefs, 15c. $1 and $1.50 handker
chief mufflers In beautiful colors and pat
terns, 39c, $2.00 silk oblong and padded
mufflers, 25c. $2.50 woreted sweater
coHts. 9Se. $3.60 union mado solid leather
shoe, price stamped on the sole by tha
manufacturer, $2.t9. Men'a heavy abso
lutely guaranteed pure Australian wool
worsted trousers, regular price $7.50, now
13A0. Men's $1.60 working pants 79c. $7.60
cowhide suit cases, $4.25. $1 Iambsdown
underwear, 69c, $1 heavy ribbed wool
underwear, 69c. 25c heavy aox, Y2c. l&c
fancy hose, 10c. Nice JBc suspenders, 12c.
$1 dress shirts, cuffs attached, 59c. Nice
50c dresa shirts, 29c.
BIGGEST BAROAINS YET.
We Just brought down from our second
floor the balance of raincoats we had on
hand, and tf anybody wants to get a nice
alt wool Priestly cravenetta they would do
well by calling here and save a good clean
$10 bill. These cravenettes are Venetian
lined and well made, to sell for about $10.
You can buy them for $8.85. They come in
black vicuna only. Men's brown overcoats,
serge lined, fancy pockets and cuffa, mark
ed to sell regularly for $22.50 and $25, are
now $9.98. Men'a black overcoats, regular
price $12.60, now $4.98. $15 men'a aulta, $.9S.
$-) men'a aulta, $8.98.
We have many suit bargains to offer.
Can only name a few of them here. We
carry good clothing only. We have never
permitted any ahoddy enter our atore. If
you want a good ault for little money you
could not find a better place. We have
suite as low aa $4.98 that sold for $12.50.
We are offering for $7.98 aults that sold
for $18 and $19. For $12.60 we will sbow
suits that formerly sold for $27.50. These
goods are Strouse A Bro. s hand tailored
goods of Baltimore. Md. We have some
corduroy suits that never sold under $13
we would like to sell for $4.48.
LADIES' SUITS AND COATS.
We must close out these ladles' goods
at once, so we are going to make aome
great big cute. Ladles' $15.00 princess back,
long, aeml-flttlng coata, $4.98; $23.50 coats,
$8.98; $30 coats. $10.98. Some nobby ladles'
suits, In all the latest shades, strictly up-to-date,
for $12.48. They were made to
sell for $25.00. These must be seen to be
appreciated. Children's coats at less then
half price. In nobby browns and prevailing
shades. $6.00 will buy ladles' skirts that
,'ormerly sold for $15.00.
NO END OF BARGAINS.
We could go on here and fill aeveral
columns of newspaper space and not tell
you half of the good things we have to
iffer. All we tell you to do la to watch
these ads and we know you can save your
self plenty of money.
Those wishing to give us an open order
hrough the malls we will promise them
ood service and sell gcods with the guar
antee that the goods are subject to ex
amination In their home town and If not
up to expectations can be returned. A
deposit of st least 20 per cent must be
sent with each order.
FREE TRANSPORTATION TO OMAHA.
We have told the readers of this papsr
on more than one occasion that wo will
pay their transportatitn to Omaha and
return, according to the amount they pur
chase. In order to make this very plain
we herewith have a scale which speaks
If 20 miles, purchase $10 worth.
If 30 miles, purchase $15 worth.
If 40 miles, purchase $20 worth.
If 50 miles, purchase S worth.
If 75 iriiles, purchase $40 worth.
If 100 miles, purchase $S0 worth.
CERTAINLY A GREAT SALE.
Thousands of people have patronised thla
store and they are all more than pleaaed
with their bargains, which demonstrate
that wc are doing Just as we advertls:.
These aame- patrons are aendlng their
friends In by the score. We will pay any
man or woman'a free transportation to
Omaha and return and all their expenses
here if they find the price or quality of
any single Item exaggerated.
The aale enda December 24th and In
order to escape the double rent which will
then begin we will have to ship the goods
out of town or sell it to aome firm In bulk.
The time la now here to take advantage
of this great sale. The place tf this great
sain Is the Omaha Clothing Co. of 1316-1JH
Farnam EL Look for the sign, "Forced
Out of Business."
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