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THE OMAUA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 2f, IPOS.
, N EWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA
Offce 15 Scott Street.
Stockert arils carpets.
Ed Rogere, Tony Faust beer.
Twla Cutler, funeral director. 'Prion XI
Woodrlng Undertaking company. Tel. 233.
Midwinter term Western Iowa college
opt Monday. January 4, 19). Send for
Ir. Macrse has moved hie offices from
tne Mernam block to the City National
Rink building. I'ractlce limited to surgery
The children of 8t. Paul a Episcopal psr
Iwu will have their annual Christmas party
Wednesday evening In Eagles' hall beg:n
nitiR at 7 o clock.
The John Beno enmnanv dosed l' etnre
Init even.ug at 6 o'cliK k and entertained Ita
entire stafr of clerks and employes at a
bn tii nit at the Grand hotel.
(Ho Chrlatenarn and Anna Marie Chrts-ten.-n,
lolh of tola city, ti married
lat evening by Rev. Henry DeLong at the
ht.xini a i.uui.- on tioul'.i rt:in sweet.
The regular meeting of the Council Bluffi
Min.dt.-nnl association will be held Mon
ny morning at 10:30 o'clock In the audi
torium of the public library building.
A general meeting of all the chapters of
the Woman's guild of St. Paul's Kptscopsl
court h will be held Monday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. km met Unley on Willow
Tin- funeral of Willie, trie B-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rhoades. will be held
thin afternoon at 2 o'clock from ths family
resiciince, 1KK Avenue K and burial will
be in Fslrvlew cemetery.
Marie Hansen, the 11-year-old daughter
of A. Hansen, custodian of the city hall,
died yesterday morning at th family resi
dence, iwv Bouth Tentn atreet, from diph
theria. The funeral will be held thla morn
ing at lit o'clock and burial will be in
The mneral of the Inte Kdward Lang
mack will be In 1 1 t It afternoon at 1 o'clx-k
trom the family evidence, 26 Knepper
street mid burial will he In Walnut Hill
cemetery. Itev. ,.,hn William Jones, rector
of St. 1'n.il a Kpin.-.ipal church, of which
deceiiKi d . , ,i iri-iiitier, will conduct the
Mr. and ilr-. Benjamin Eyre and baby,
nsiillng mar Macedonia, were thrown from
their buggy during a runaway on Upper
Hmadway yeaterday afternoon, but neither
was aeriouaiy hurt, although they were
more or leaa badly brulaed. The horaes
.started to run away, about Park avenue,
Ifclnd Mr. Kyre was first thrown out. At
Kuurth atreet the husirv wu unaet ni
Mra. Kyre and her baby were thrown out.
It The runaway waa watched by a large
Mrs. Kyre and the baby would certainly be
daahed to death became hysterical.
MATTERS IN THE DISTRICT COl'RT
Meyers Contempt Case Takes Vader
Advlsesaeat by the Coart.
Judge Wheeler In district court Satur
day took under advisement the contempt
proceeding against W. K. Meyers, reputed
proprietor of the Manhattan saloon, who
was charged by Rev. James M. Williams,
pastor of Broadway .Methodist church,
with violating an Injunction secured
against th, saloon In October, 1907, by C.
Subsequent to the ITuber Injunction ac
tion was brought In ths federal court in
which It was claimed that Anders Larson,
a resident of Minnesota, waa. in fact, the
owner of the building and not H. A.
T.araen of thts rltv. imlnRt whom the suit
was brought by Huber: Judge McPherson
... ... flnitlncr lh,t ll.i tlrlrt rt
, me Duiiumi w mm in Anuria i .i...... n
that the Injunction of the d.M.U-t. court
waa void an far as It effected thu. p.uprty.
The stste of Iowa. Pottawattamie county
and Hubor were enjoined from enforcing
tile Injunction against the building.
Meyers, who claims to be conducting the
saloon under lease from Anders Larson,
pleadrd this decree of the federal court,
contending that the Injunction having been
held void aa to the property could not
County Attorney I leas argued that ths
district court wotild have the right to
abate' a nuisance l.i Hie place despite the
decree of the ("ileal court and that ths
language of tin- Injunction which pro-
e.sji rrom illegally oon
. i in tm nlaj-A annlledi to
. 1 UUl k 1 1 K . - ' ww
Y Judge Wheeler expressed the belief that
I notwilhi tending the ruling of tha federal
J court.' 11. state court would have tha
f j right to .ihate a nuisance In tha enjoined
1 .,, iima within a vaar. but
ih oil iti.i uit riEht would not now axlat.
because liie Injunction waa secured mora
than year ago. He Indicated thut ha
would probably dlamlaa the contempt
case unlesa auch a showing wsa made
by the county attorney aa to change tha
court' views of the law applying to the
J ae. The decision will probably be
handed down about th middle of thts
Mra. Christian Peteraon yeaterday
I brought suit against the Burlington Kail-
W .. . . . AAA l IT, . , IT m M
' n II I lull i-niij. i a-,vww
f,.r allecfd personal Injuries. The
plaintiff ifeltes in her petition that on
November Ju. e she was driving acroaa
the tia.ks af the defendant company on
Klevrnth avenue and Sixth street, one
of the iruaslnu Kates waa let down and
In falling struck here on the s.ioulder.
eveie))' Injuring her.
The . Kred Miller Erewlng company
brought suit yesterday sgalnat Henrietta
jf l harles and Her husband. U. U. Charles.
f' for $240, four months' rent of the aa-
i loon at 112 Writ Broadway, unown as
u th 0era House bar. The place was
closed yesterday by th brewing company.
Rankin at Cowden brought suit yesterday
sgainst S. A. Pierce to recover $1,600 for
ditching and drainage work alleged to have
been doue by them In 1904 on land In Fre
mont county, this atate, which th defend
ant la said by the plaintiffs to have owned
with Harry K. Pierce, who recently filed
a voluntary petition In bankruptcy.
The clerk of the dlatrlct court received
yeaterday from th supreme court th pro
cedendo rn the case of Roy W. Stevens, th
linotype machinist who was committed to
ths penitentiary for fifteen year for at
tempted criminal assault on an 11-year-old
girl. Th appeal Is dismissed by th su
Judge Wheeler yesterday mads aa order
I for ths distribution of th estate oi in iat
(Jens Anderson, who was killed on th night
of March B. by falling from tha third
floor landing of the Masonic Temple, of
' which he waa Janitor. Th estat amounts
to about K.OOO, and will be divided among
thre brother and "'Hers of the deceased
who reside In Copenhagen. Denmark. W. 8.
Paird, who, as attorney for Anderson, had
drawn tha latter' will only a day or so
before his death.. s admlriftrator of th
estate. Th lntereata of th relatives In
Denmark la the matter have been looked
after by th Danish consul la Chicago.
V.' M. C..A. Meetlag.
Th principal apeaker at th men's meet
ing usdtar th auspices of th Toung Men's
ChrhlgJIn-ssrtclatlan in the First Baptist
church thts afternoon ai 4 o'clock will be J.
J. Forbrlck of Brooklyn. N. T. Mr. For
brlck will take aa th subject of his ad
dress. "Th Struggle of a Mechanic.- Th
ervlo wilt be Interspersed with music, aad
Secretary Curtis has planned for a most
Interesting meeting. All men ar cordially
Invited to iness Sunday afternoon meet
Pictures and art novelties for Nsw
Tear's gift. Alexandei-e. SIS Broadway.
Both 'Phones 43.
MAYOR TO SEND IN VETOES
Objects to Issuance of Water Works
Bonds at This Time.
ALSO OPPOSES TEST OF LEGALITY
Coaarllmea Who Have Herat Irclasr
Maalclpa! Plaat Km pert to Pass
Resolutions Over Mayor's'
Mayor Maloney yesterday called a special
meeting of the city council for Monday
evening, at which time he wilt announce his
ref jaal to sign two of the three resolutions
regarding the SMO.OOO bond issue for the
construction of the proposed muncipal
water works plant adopted at a aesslon of
th council last Monday night.
In his communication returning without
his official signatur the resolution pro
viding for th Issuing of the bonds at S
per cent Intereat In fifteen series Mayor
Maloney will give tha following reasons
for his disapproval:
Tha resolution provides that the council
shall have engraved too bonds to be after
ward disposed of by the city treasurer and
finance committee, and contemplates the
expenditure of such sum aa snail be neces
sary to procure th engraved bonds at this
The cost of engraving these bonds Is no
small Item of expense and should nut be
contracted at thts time, because tne bonds
can never be u-ed until the electors have
approved th contract for the building of
the water works, and can never b of any
us printed In the form suggested by the
resolution If It should be found that there
la an Illegality In the proceedings which
might affect the validity of trie bonds. Be
side by another resolution adopted by your
body you have proposed to teat the validity
of these bonds, and should you Insist upon
that course, then It would be unwise to
Incur the expense of engraving these bonds
until (hat question is settled.
I do not favor that clauae of the resolu
tion which permit the sale of the bonds
In the msnner Indicated, for if It means
that the finance committee shall have the
privilege of placing a small fraction of the
bonds with one person or organisation,
and a small fraction with another person
or organisation, provided that they take
them at their face value. I do not believe
that It would be for the best Interests of
tha city, as I think the sale, of the entire
tssu would be more advantageous because
they should In that way command a bet
ter price. If we nsnume that the bonds
are valid, then at 6 per cent Interest It
should be a gilt-edged Investment and ought
to bring a good premium Inasmuch aa tne
ordinary rate paid for deposits by the banks
Is but S per cent.
Issae Mar Be Too Large.
I also believe that we should not dispose
of such an amount of bonds nor provide
so high a rate of Intereat, If It Is not nec
essary. W have been Informed by a spe
cial engineer, Mr. Bryan, employed by the
city, that the propoaed plant could be
built for a great deal lesa money than
bwiima The committee that employed Mr.
Bryan and published hi report is no doubt
satisfied with the accuracy of his claim,
and, assuming that to be true, it would be
very unwls to Issue bonds for more than
an amount actually necessary. I believe
that tha plan for the work ahould be ma
tured, bids advertised for, the contract
made, and the aame approved by the elec
tora of the city before such bonds should
be sold- The presence in th treasurer's
office of the engraved bonds would add
nothing by way of Inciting confidence. In
thla connection would also suggest that If
It would not interfere with the sale of the
bonds. It might be well to make th later
..ei.. n,v,iii he fore the date fixd for
maturity at tne option or. me cn,
In th event that there waa money on hand
with which aome of the bonde could be paid
off, the aame might b sppuea.
The necessity of careful action with
reference to this particular resolution Is
apparent when we consider that If Its
provisions ar to be carried out we w 11
be required to pay $30,000 intereat annually
upon the bonds for a period of five years
from April 1 next, during the greater por
tion of which while th plant la unaer con
struction we will be under obligation to
pay th same either from tsxes Imposed
or by using the principal for that purpose.
In either event tha burden must rest di
rectly or Indirectly upon th taxpayers. An
examination of the method of payment
provided by the resolution will disclose
that under the plan proposed we must pav
at least tM0,0M Interest for the MOH.000
which we expect to borrow, und If we wen
compelled to pay three yeare" Interest from
th principal Itself we would then be called
upon to pay that amount of Interest for
the use of fclO.uuO or JMO.OOO with the esti
mated premium of I30.0U0. And If w were
unable to meet the paymenta cromptly
then th amount of intereat would be still
further Increased, so that the necessity of
borrowing only so much aa ahall be abso
lustely needed and at aa low a rate as
possible Is quite apparent. It does not
Justify any ill considered action on thla
matter to say that th revenue from the
plant will eventually pay all of these
charge because thst means that the con
sumer must pay It at a higher rate than
would otherwise be exacted. Because the
law permits the city to pay 6 per cent upon
such sn obligation that In itself offers no
good reason lor doing so. Even our local
banks get for Investment much more than
the entire sum that w need at S per cent,
and why should we not get as fsvorable
a rate when our reliability la much more
lasting? And I believe that we should be
first possessed with a contract for the
building of the plant before w undertake
ny expense with reference to these bivnds.
1 believe It will cauae no greater delay than
the method proposed and be more In keep
ing with sound business principles.
liv making these object Ions I wish It to i
be understood by the council that the In
tention la not to put any obstacle In the
way of proceeding with the building of the
plant, except what good business methods
and judgment suggest. The matter Is of
such weighty Importance that we cannot
give It too much consideration, and now.
if ever. Is the time thst It should have
that consideration. I would also suggest
In thla connection that when there ar
matter of Importance coming up before a
committee of the council and upon which
the mayor Is expected to pass It wculd be
well to Invite th latter to be present dur
ing the consideration of such matters and
thus enable him to learn and conaider the
reasons which lead to Ita report. In that
way th mayor will have a better under
standing of the Ideas of the committee
with reference to th proposed action.
OkJct Law Salt.
In declining to sign the resolution au
thorising th expenditure of S200 to test
the legality of this bond Issue Mayor Ma
loney will glv th following reasons for
Thl resolution contemplates th expendi
ture of the sum of 130U snd an additional
amount for costs, not estimated, for the
purpose of commencing a law suit which
will Involve th quesilcn of th validity
of the water works bonds. .
Both the city solicitor and the committee
on water have on numerous occasions as
sured us of the legality of these bonds and
no reason la suggested for doubting their
Judgment In the matter. This expense is
therefore unwarranted at thla tiaje. Be
side such things are always lnvestigat-d
by those proposing to purchase the bonds
at their own expense.
You intend by this resolution to com
mence a law suit and pay for ths service
of In attorneys representing both sides
of th case, and It does not seem posaibla
that a lawyer will. In good faith, litigate
a question involving a fc00,0 transaction
for a fe of taw and that would he only
an opening wedge for future apprcpria
ttons to carry on the law sjlt.
It this city Is to start this law suit by
an arrangement with some Individual
where and when la it to end? And if once
tarted w must postpone advertising for
bids and th making of a contract for
the building nf the water works until the
law suit Is finally ended. It also seems
to me that lit'gatlon of that character Is
of but little value, aa I have never known
an Instance where two persona could get
together and make an agreement which
would b binding upon another person who
lias no part In 1L I may not know what
the law Is In a caa of that kind, but
common sense leads m to believe that auch
a bargain would not b recognised by th
This question has been unequivnr allv
parsed upon by both our legal adviser anj
the committee n water, and the CHinctl
his gone to the expense of distributing
a printed pamphlet throughout the city
to further assure our cltlsens that every
thing essential to the validity of the pro
ject haa been done. To now adopt this
course would In a measure discredit th
previous work cf the council and create
among the people the Impression that the
ouncil either does not have full confi
dence in what It haa dorw or that It did
not mean what it had previously declared.
If we are to cast doubt upon the onlntons
of ur legal advisor snd the committee
having the maiter In charge we can never
be satisfied with any of the step neces
sary to be taken In thla matter.
Mayor Maloney will sign the resolution
asking the representatives from Potta
wattamie county to secure. It possible,
an amendment to th present law o as
to enable the payment of preliminary ex
penses attendant on th acquisition of a
municipal waterworks plant, either by
purchase or construction, out of the sink
ing fund. He will, however, suggest that
the draft of the bill be changed In soma
minor particulars ao aa to make It broad
enough to Include all Items of expense
which may be found necessary and to
more clearly express that the expense of
the election may be paid from the sinking
Councllmen who hav been prominent
in promoting the municipal waterworka
plant expect to pass the resolution over
the mayor' veto.
Real Estate Transfer.
These transfers were reported to The Be
December 26 by the Pottawattamie County
Abs'ract company of Council Bluffs:
John P. Talbott and wife to C. J. 811
kett. st ne and neVi ae of 23-74-38;
also iwU so and e sw4 and
nw sw4 and ss nw1 snd ewV neSa
and nwH seV4 of 24-74-38, w. d $33,350
Mary Denny, single, to Florence
Iwnny Htephan, part of block 10, In
Mill addition and part of lot 10,
in block 11. In Mvnater'a first ad
dition In Council Hluffs. w. d 2&0
Mary P. Denny, single, to Walter
Frederick Stephen, part of original
Clat lot 87 Knd part of lot 8, in
lock 14, in Stutsman's second ad
dition to Council Bluffs; also sS4
of lot 13. In subdivision of orlgli
plat lot 74, In Council Bluffs, w. d.
W. E. Mallory and wife to l,lziie
O. Wood, lots 14 and IS, In block 14.
Highland Place addition to Council
Bluffs, w. d
Sarah B. B. Rohrer and husband to
Mary E. M. Rohrer, lot 11. in block
8. In Rofrer's park addition to Coun
cil Bluffs, w. d
W. E. Kennedy and wife to Maggie
K. Parr, lot 6, In block 1, in Babbitt
Placo addition to Council Bluffs, q.
D. B. Seward and wife to Lassie O.
Wood, lots 10, 11. 12 and 13, In block
14, Highland Place addition to Coun
cil Bluffs, w. d
Frank C. Raymond, single, to Llxzle
0. Wood, lots U and 15. In block 14,
Highland Place addition to Council
Bluffs, w. d
J. P. Oreenshlelds and wife and
neorge H. Mayne and wife to
Elizabeth Cook and S. J. Howe, lot
1, in block 8. in Benson's second ad
dition to Council Bluffs, w. d
Karl Herr and wife to George J.
Lalnson. lots S and 4, In block 15,
In Stutsman's second addition to
Council Bluffs, w. d
Total, ten transfer.
Inaanlty Charge Aaralnst Dnnlap.
T.. DunlaD yesterday filed an Information
before the commissioners for the Insane
charging his son. W. J. Dunlap, at present '
In the county Jail on a charge of disposing
Af mortgaged property. Is Insane. Tho
commissioners will Investigate the case
In May, 1902. Mr. Dunlap filed a simitar
Information against his son, and the young
man wa sent to St. Bernard hospital for
observation. After he had been In the
hospital a ahort time he was paroled In
the custody -of his father. The records
fall tn ahow that anything further was
done In the case.
Shortly ' after the father had filed the
Insanity charge against young Dunlap the
latter' wife, Mrs. Mary A. Dunlap, filed
suit for divorce, alleging that her husband
had become addicted to drink. In addition
to the divorce, ahe asks to have restored
to her her former name of Mary A. Mueti
lenweg and to be given permission to re
marry within one year. She was married
to William J. Dunlap in this city on
February 6, 1902, about two months before
he was alleged to be insane by his father.
PAST WEEK I BLL'FFS SOCIETY
Maay Ilonecemiaa; for the Holiday
MJsa Ida Casady is spending the holidays
with relatives In Moline, 111.
Lee Wlckhsm is home for the holidays
from college at Atchison, Kan.
Robert Wlckham Is horn from St
Mary'a aohool at tit. Mary'a, Kan.
Mra R. N. Wycoff Is spending the holi
days with her daughter at Perry, Is.
Mrs. John Ronk of Delavan, Wis., Is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. U. F. Camp.
Mrs. Eva Murray will entertain the L.
C. Five Hundred club Tueaday afternoon.
Roger Keelln Is home from Andover.
Mass., to spend the holidays with his
Mrs. E. O. Bronson. 824 Harrison street,
entertained at a kensington Thursday aft
ernoon. Miss Ruth Wycoff of Jscksonville, m.,
Is the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. J.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Anthony of Frank
lin avenue are home from a trip to the
Mrs. H. L. Ottermeler, 618 Sixth avenue,
will entertain the Jolly Sixteen Card club
New Year s eve.
The C. M. L. club will give a Christmas
party December ill at the home of Mr.
Probably th largest Christmas family
dir ner party given In thla city Friday was
that by Mr. and Mra. Emmet Tinley of
Willow avenue. Their guests numbered
Mrs. E. A. Rlsser of Des Momes Is th
guest of her mother. Mrs. Lyon, 316 North
Miss D. A. Flnnin left Tuesdsy for sn
extended visit with relatives In Chicago
and Decatur, III.
Mrs. Frank Putnam of Gordon, Neb., la
tha guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Freeman L. Reed.
Miss Oladvs Gllliland will entertain th
E. O. 8. club Monday evening at her home
on Willow avenue.
Fred Brulngton la home for th holi
days from the Missouri Military acad
emy at Mexico, Mo,
v Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Travis of LaPorte.
Ind . are guest of Mr. and M'.a. Lewi
Cutler of Bluff street.
Mrs. C. F. Chase and little daughter I
of Ulen avenue are spending th holldaya
with relatives In Chicago.
Mra. Richard J. Organ of Bouth Fit at
atreet has gone to Chicago for an ex
tended visit with relatives.
Mra. M. F. McCune of Kansaa City Is
tha guest of her sister. Mra H. F. Hub
bard, 1030 Seventh avenue.
Mrs. E. Canning of Oakland avenue will
entertain the members of the Ebony Wsrb
lers' club Monday evening.
Mrs. J. E. Baldwin. Mrs. E. Burgett snd
Mr. T. Heft are spending the holidays
with relatives In Topeka. Kan.
Mrs. A- M. Hutchinson of Franklin ave
nue Is enjoying a visit from her daughter,
Mrs. Sarah Short of Greenfield, la.
Robert Cook Is home from school at
Macon. Mo., spending the holldaya with
his parents. Mr. and Mra C. C. Cook.
Roger Coker la home from Iowa college
t Grrnnell, spending the holidays with
his parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Coker.
Miss Genevieve Wlckham 1 her from
Chicago, spending the holidays with her
parents. Mr. and Mra O. P. Wlckham.
The 8. 8. S. club will give a Chrlstmss
party Tuesdsv evening at the home of
Miss Ermt Gllliland. 723 Willow avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Etryr entertstned
s large fa nil I v party at dinner, followed
by a Christina tree, Thursday evening.
Mr. Alfred Hanrhett I home faom Har
vard college, spending th holidays with
his parents. Dr. and Mr. A. P. HinchetL
Miss Ehssbeth Annls and brother Donald
hav issued Invitations for a Urge party
Tuesday evening at their bom on bluff
CHANCES IN CI L LAWS
County Attorneys Desire Authority to
CHECK ON DISMISSAL OF CASES
ladlratloaa Are t tossing Seaaloa
of the I.earUlatare Will Have
Plenty of Work Lai
Oat for It.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. Dec. X. (Special.)
Laws covering criminal procedure may
be changed by the coming session of tha
legislature. There will be considerable
agitation to have them changed radically.
On one hand county attorneys arc ask
ing that the law be so amended as to
give them the right to atart original
procedure in criminal trials by filing In
formation with the court, without the
necessity of securing an Indictment by
the grand Jury. This, they argue, would
facilitate procedure very mucn and in
case where It waa evident there ahould
be a trial would save the accused re
maining In Jail or being required to put
up bond pending investigation by the
grand jury. Then, It la urged. It would
bring about mora speedy' trials, for which
there has com to be quite a general de
mand. While not necessarily opposing that
proposed amendment, there ar others
who are urging that when an indictment
la returned by the grand Jury and th
five men have said there Is sufficient
evidence to warrant a trial, the tounty
attorney be prohibited rrom dismissing
the Indictment on his own motion. In
plain words, to prevent a county attor
ney, holding an elective position, from
sweeping off the docket a case In which
five grand Jurors, after examining the
facts, say should be brought to trial.
There ar those lawyers who favor
abolishment of the grand jury system en
tirely, but they are few, and It Is doubt
ful if any movement along thl line
would gain much recognition at the
hands of the legislators tn the coming
Want Warden' Allowance.
Members of the Thirty-third general
assembly will be asked to amend the law
o aa to provide the wardena of the state
penitentiaries with living expenses. There
Is a amall allowance now, but It la said
that this la inadequate. The state pio
vldes living expenses and quarters for
the heads of all the other state institu
tion and It I asserted there should be
no discrimination against the heads of
the penal Institutions.
Asks Fifth Jadge.
Plan are being made here to ask the
coming legislature to give Polk county
a fifth district court Judge, on the
ground that the present four judges can-
not do the work satisfactorily. It is
planned that the new judge shall assume
ths work of probate judge and juvenile
court judge. These duties now fall upon
the criminal judge and there Is now
enough criminal business the year round
to take up his time. In probate matters
he has to rely much on the word of
lawyers and administrators, and as the
property values are rapidly Increasing,
It Is thought there ahould be a judge
who can give thoso matters closer at
The legislative committee of the Iowa
Municipal league will hold a meeting In
Des Moines about the middle of January
to consider legislation It Is proposed to
ask at the hands of the general assembly.
Senator Shirley Qlllilland of Mills county
probably will be selected to champion their
measures, as he Introduced the league bills
at the last session.
Louis A. Thomas, secretary of the State
Board of Health Is now sending out to
the Board of Health In every city and
township in the state of Iowa blanks for
reports on infectious diseases and deaths
therefrom during the year 1908. These, by
law, must be returned on or before Janu
ary 15, and from them will be compiled the
state statistics. Accompanying the blanks
Is a letter from the state board urging the
officer during the coming year to exer
else every precaution for preventing epi
The statistics asked, is. regarding the
number of cases and death from Asiatic
cholera, bubonic plague, leprosy, cerebro
spinal meningitis, diphtheria, acarlet fever.
smallpox, chickenpox, measles, whooping
cough, mumps, puerperal fever, pollomyelt
tls, pneumonia, tuberculosis and typhoid
Dr. Thomas says he has heard there are
aome cases of leprosy In the state, but
he haa been unable to locate them. He Is
anxious to discover whether there are any
such. The law requires that auch persons
hall be Isolated on their own premises,
from all other persons, so tar aa is known
there has been no cases of bubonic plague
or Asiatic cholera in the state.
Maeh Work for Legislature.
Indications are that there will be few
committees In the coming general assembly,
the work in which will be light. The fish
and game committee, generally light, has
proposed new laws. Tha elections corn mi
tee In the house, has five contests and
propoaed changing of the balloting sys
tern; the schools committee, which usually
baa little to do. will be crowded with work
by the auggestions of the School commis
sion to revise the school laws. The insur
ance committee will have big duties not.
withstanding the heavy legislation of last
year and the railroads' committee will be
Barned by Gasolla Exploeloa.
MARSHALLTOWN. la., Dec. 27.-Spe
clal Telegram.) An explosion of a gas
oune tank or a braxlera furnace this
afternoon wrecked and almoat totally de
stroyed by fire th horn of Matthew
Cox, a blacksmith, of Union. injuring
Cox. his wife and five children. Cox's
bums are serious and may prove fatal.
The others' burn are slight. The fam
ily waa in the kitchen near the furnace
tank when the explosion occurred.
Haatrr Arrldeatallr Killed.
MARSHALLTOWN. Ia.. Dec. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Sherman Wiley. aged
10, of Malcolm, was found dead In the
woods near that place this afWnnon.
with a gunshot wound In the left trrost.
Wiley went hunting early thla morning.
When he did not return aearch was
made for him. It la supposed he acci
dentally killed himself.
Webster City Woaiaa Hart.
WEBSTER CITY. la.. Dee. 7. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. R. A. Carrington was
probably fataljy Injured by a Northwestern
passenger train thla noon. 8 he attempted
to hurry over a crossing ahead of It and
waa struck, the Impact hurling her fifty
feet. Her skull la crushed.
track fcy Trala aad Killed.
WEBSTER CITY. Ia.. Dec. n.-(Spe-ctal
Telegram.) At th hospital this aft
ernoon Mr. R. A. Carrington, who waa
atruck by a Northwestern trala at uoon.
t ft X mm mX f
or, at least, she made other
v J people think so but what she thought and how she felt and
what she did makes a story that will hold your interest to the
i end. Read "The Pride of a Girl" in the January Woman's
I Home Companion, and read the other stories too those by
'Anna Katharine Green, Mary II eat on Vorse, Anne Warner,
Florence Morse Kingsley nine good stories for all the family.
"My Reminiscences' by Edward Everett Hale, and a famous
love scene by Howard Chandler Christy, are also in this
) Great New Year's Number
, -a big holiday magazine, filled to the covers with good stories, charming
pictures, strong, helpful articles, and forty pages of practical departments for
women all and moiw in the January
died. While on foot she attempted to
cross Heneca street ahead of the Incom
Crippled Vosth Llvlna; Near Cedar
Falls Passes Away.
CEDAR FALLS. Ia.. Dec. 27.-(SpcclaI.)-
Oustav Pltsch, the Iowa Invalid hero boy,
la dead at th home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Pltsch, near this city. The de
ceased was born In Austria In 1879. He
was taken sick In Owatonna, Minn., April,
1893, as a result of blood poisoning, which
developed after a slight scratch had be n
received on the left wrist After long
months at the hospital In R Chester, Minn.,
and treatment from various eminent physi
cians life was saved, but wltli a crippled
body which left him with the use of only
his left arm and hand. His bialn was
bright and active and he has made muc.i
out cf the sixteen years that were given
htm after his accident, and has been a Joy
art comfort to his parents and frien ts, an 1
has preached many a helpful sermon by
his patience and courage and cheerful dis
position. Although confined to his bed for the six
teen years Gustav has accomplished much.
His embroidery has been sold and given to
fr ends for many years, while his beautiful
penmanship and accurate book accounts
kept track of all the farm flninclal affilrs
for his father. With a little help from his
brother he made a few years ago a desk
with various compartments for his differ
ent lines cf employment which could stand
conveniently near hla bedside and he cojld
tell at a moment's notice just how the
farming business was piylng the family.
What he lacked In the uso of other mem
bers he supplied with l is left hand and his
mouth and sent many a kinJly message to
friends whom he never saw, but who wera
Interested In him. To be ab!o to ilse above
such dlstresitng conditl ni and to maintain
a sweet Chilstlan faith and cheerfu'ness la
a wonderful lesson to others.
Iowa Krsi Notes.
CEDAR FALLS Mr. and Mrs. Leo Burr
of Des Moines are visiting their uncles,
the Measrs. Burr of the Burr hotel. Cedar
Falls. Their marriage took place in Des
Moines yesterday and was a surprise to
all their friends. The bride waa Miss
Meta Hill of Dea Moines. The groom wa
formerly day clerk at the Burr hotel and
later for aeveral years occupied the same
Sosltion at the Chamberlain In Des
WATERLOO Suit has been filed In
the district court of Bluck Hawk county
to recover $20,000 from- a Waterloo firm.
The widow of F. W. Brandos of Wash
burn is the plaintiff and claims that her
husband's death was due to carelessness
by said firm In putting all or part of the
twenty gallona of gasoline Into one of
the tanks designated and used for kero
sene and that on the morning of Novem
ber S a can waa filled from the kerosene
tank and delivered at th Brandea resi
dence. IOWA FALLS Judge 8. M. Weaver of
the Iowa aupreme court figures a the
filalntlff in sn action at law Just filed
n the district court in thia county. The
suit Is brought against Gus Elzlg. a well
known farmer of this county, to re
cover attorney's fees. The action Is
brought by the Judge on behalf of th
claim held by his son, Walter L. Weaver,
who waa Klzlg'a attorney In a big dam
age suit against J. H. Bales of Eldra.
The son has left the county and state
and his father will seek to recover Pby
for professional services rendered Elxtjc
In a hard-fought caae which was taken
through th district and aupreme courts
LONGBOAT WEDDING IN CHURCH
Blikop of Aaalleaa Chare Refases 1a
Saartloa Ceremony en Stage.
TORONTO. Ont., Dec. 17. The marriage
of "Tom" Longboat, the Canadian distance
runner, to Miss Maracle, a Mohawk maiden,
will not occur on the atagc at Massey hall
as hsd been planned. The bishop of the
Anglican church refused to sanction the
appearance of a minister of thst denomina
tion In an affair of ths kind. The wedding
will be solemnised in church on Mondsy.
sir. Hensser aiitnnn,
Mrs. M. McRaney. Prentiss. Miss., wrttesi
I wss confined to my bed for three
month with kidney and bladder troubl
and was treated by two physicians, bat
failed to get relief. No human tongu caa
tell how I auffered and I had given up
nop of ever getting well until I bgaa
taking Foley's Kidney Remedy. After tak
ing two bottle I felt Ilk a new person
and fsel It my duty to tell suffering women
what Foley' Kidney Remedy did tut m.
Suit! by all drugg is U.
vb ;.5.v w. "?5aU r
EVENTS ON RUNNING TRACKS
Light Wool Wins the Hunter Handi
cap at Emeryville.
MISS HIGHLAND WINS THIRD EACE
Twestr-to-Oj - Shot I psets Calcula
tions In Selling? Event Wood
craft Wins Ittrna Belt
OAKLAND, Cal.. Dec. 27. Light Wool
scored his second victory of the week at
Emeryville yesterday by winning the Hunter
handicap from Collector Jessup an I Han
brldge. Thomas' horse was llie favorite
throughout and led practically all the way.
M1ss Highland, a 20 to 1 shot, upset calcu
lations by winning the third race. Gambrl
nus was the favorite, but fa lt-U to show
much. Saraclnewa, the secand choice, none
too well handled, closed fast but could not
catch the Schrelber filly, which had clear
sailing. Colonel White, well ridden by
Miller, came with a rush tho final alxteenth
of the fifth and won from Captain Ken
nedy, which at one time was six lengths
In front. Summaries:
First race, six furlongs, selling. Knight
Deck (16. Sullivan, 17 to 10) won. Prosper
tino C. H. MlHer, 10 to I) aecond, Em and
Em' (122, W. Miller, 15 to 1) third. Time:
1:16. Mls Bootless, Harry Rogers, Mitre,
Caronla, Hampton Beauty, Handmaiden,
Kid Silver, Mabel Fountain and El I'avo
finished as named.
Second race, five furlongs, selling:
Little -Sis 1. I'pton. 8 to 6) won.
Oalinda (100. Goldstein, 7 to 2) second, Rnie
vale (95, Sullivan, 7 to 2) third. Time: 1:01V
Altelmar. Micael and Lucky Mate finished
Third race, six furlongs, selling: Miss
Highland (103, 20 to 1) won; Saraclnesca
(12.', McCarthy. 14 to 5) second. Curriculum
(122, Hayes. 15 to 2) third. Time 1:UV
Palidini, Apto Oro, Oambrinua, Mike As
heim and Knight of the Urlp finished as
Fourth race, one mile. Huntera" handi
cap: Ught Wool (U4. Notter. 9 to 6) won.
Collector Jessup (i. Taplln, IS to 6) second,
Hanbrldge (118. Butler. 8 to 6) third. Time:
1:42. FsntaHtic. Okenlte and Taskmaster
finished as named.
Fifth race, one mile and aeventy yards,
selling: Colonel White (110, Miller. 8 to II
won, Captain Kennedy (l'. Walsh. 2 to 1)
second, Blllv FullmHn (106. KeoKh. 2 to 1
third. Time: 1:46H- Be Thankful. Gar
gantua and Kelowana finished us named.
Sixth race, five furlongs, selling: Bill
Eaton (li3, Butler, to 2) won, Tampan
(ill, Notter, 1 to 5) second. Bantliel (hw,
Guldutein. 30 to 1) third. Time: 1 :0.H. Er
M, Traffic, Tollbox and Gib C finished as
Woodcraft Wins Handicap.
LOS ANGELE3. Cal.. Dec. 27. Woodcraft
at thirteen to five won the Citrus belt han
dicap, one mile, at Santa Anita yesterday,
defeating Tony Bonero. a long shot, a head,
with Neva Lee third. Center Shot, owned
by Walker, and holder cf.the world's record
for a mile, was made a hot favorite, but
bled and waa pjlled up In the atretch. Neva
Lee and Center Shot ran head and head to
the stretch, where Center Shot bled and
Neva Lee quit. Tony Bonero and Woodcraft
then moved up and in a hard drive the
latter won. Chapultepee equalled the world's
record for five and a half furlongs In the
third race. Summaries:
First race, seven furlongs, selling: Black
Mate (M. Wilson, to 1) won Pretension
(h!. Treubel, 2 to 1) second. King of the
Mist (. McGee, 12 to 1) third Time: l:b.
John Louis, A. Muskoday, oberon. Lady
Kitty Teo Beach, Lord Stanhope and
Edlsebeah also ran.
Second race, five and one-half furlorg
selling: 8n Nichols (107, Shilling. 7 lo 6
won, Ravarla (102, Wilson, l.i l) ternnd,
Bemav (104. Howard. 12 to 1) third. Time:
1:0. Gossiper II, Taxer, Belle Strome. Old
Domini, k. Turnaway, Work and PUy and
Free Knight the Bear also lau
Third race, five and one-half fur ongr,
pjrse: Criapultepec 17, Powi r., 4 to j
won. Meelick (l')7. Pave, tl 5) aecond.
Goidie Ding U"4. SiiiUlng, S to 1) thirl,
lime: 11a. E D. B. and Grey Owl also
Fourth race, one ml'e. Citrus Pelt handi
cap: Woodcraft U"7. Shilling. 13 to 6) won,
Tony Bonero (l'r7. Cullen, i to 1) secon i,
Neva I-e Page, 7 to 1 th'rd Tim:
i V. F.thel lviy alto ran. Center Si ot bled
and waa culled up.
Fifth race, mile and thre-lxte:nths:
Anamus the, N. Powers, I lo 11 w .n. Gild
Way (id. Shilling. to 6i second. St.
Ilaiio (io. Kico. 1! to 1) thlid. Ttnw: I :tV
Alma Dulour, Beau C'lere mi He ry (.
Sixlli race, five and one-hilf furluns
selling: Mollle Montrose ('. Kenaely, t to
ll won, Escalante (107. Hhllllng. 4 to li
sxrond. Antlgo 1 . Archibald, 4 to 1) third
Time: l:5r,H. W gglebug. Alleviator, God
t"tU K, Aj,on, Xvawa i-s'cs, H li iy P -
At All News-stands
more. Feminine, Columbia Girl, Light Com
edy, Our Annie and Velma C. aloo ran.
Resalt at Havana.
HAVANA. Dec 27.-Result at Almed
First rare, five and a half furlongs:
Governor Folk won. May Brennan aecond.
Prince Albert third. Time: 1:0944.
Second race, five furlongs: Clalbom
won,. John Munroe second, Elsa V. thlrJ.
Third race, six furlongs: Chief Hayes
won, Rowhoro aecond, Artful Dodger third.
Fourth race, five furlongs: Grafton won.
Amado second. Imposition third. Time:
Fifth race, one mile: Oowango won.
Hand Me Down second. Sir Vadrant third.
Favorite Cornea Ia Third.
SAVANNAH. Ga.. Dec. 27. In tha first
raec at the Savannah Jockey club yeaterday
afternoon Grlmaldl, 1 to 2. cam to post
very sore and only camo In third. Spring
Frog was heavily backed In the second
rnce. Autumn Flower won the third race
with ease. The fourth race wa an un
eventful gallop . for Gunshot. Th fifth .
race was a hard contest from start to fin
ish, with St. Valentine winning. Sum
marlea: First race, six and a half furlongs: Dun
don (118, D. Murphy, 4 to 1) won. Re
demption (7 to 2 socond, Grlmaldl (1 to
2) third. Time: 1:28. Virgil T also ran.
Second race, ons mile: Spring Frog (109,
Golnos, 4 to 6) won, Pocatlco (107, Dale,
4 to 1) second, Belle of the Ball (108.
Crowley, 3 to 2; third. Time: l:4VbVa- Only
Third race, one mile: Autumn Flower
(110, Cowley, 8 to 6) won, Frank Lalor (110,
Farrow. 2 to fi) second, Panlque (Hi, Dale,
to 5 show) third. Time: 1:60. Soiree,
Fllmnap. Arthur Still well and St- Noel
Fourth race, six furlongs: Gunshot (102.
Crowley, even) won, Frank Patton (106,
1 to 2 place) second, lien Astura (107,
Golnes out show) third. Time: 1:2L Pied
mont Queen also ran.
Fifth race, mile and a sixteenth: ' St.
Valentine (110, Young, even) won, Coun
termand (Ins, Walcott. out place) aecond.
Polar Star (101 Crowley, out show, third.
CHANCE TO TALK WITH MUHPHY
President aad Captala of Caba Will
Probably Settle Differences.
CHICAGO. Dec. 27. With the announce
ment that Frank L. Chance, manager of
th world' champion base ball team,
would confer with President Murphy in
February with a view lo adjusting their
difficulties, local enthualasts becam more
cheerful. President Harry Pulllam of th
Natonal league, after a talk with Chanc
In Los Angeles, expressed himself as con
fident that the captain-manager would don
a Chicago uniform next season. But local
fandom Is not entirely happy, because
Shortstop Joe Tinker declared that Johnny
Evers is set in his determlnstion to aban
don the game during the coming season.
POLICE STOP BOUNQ BOUTS
New York Officers Raid CI ah and
Arrest Prlarlpal and Maaaarera,
NEW YORK, Dec. 27.-Th Longacr
Athletic club, where 600 persons hsd gath
ered to witness a program of boxing bouts,
was raided by the police tonight while
William White and John Gorklsh were
engaging In a glove contest. The prin
cipals were arrested, as were also Edward
Bert, Lewi Britt and John Palmer, who
had been announced to appear In other
events, together with the manager of the
club, the timekeeper and the referee, Jo
seph Hess. Th Interrupted bout was th
first on th program ana had gone lea
than two rounda when th police ap
peared. BURGLARS STEAL FINERY
Mrs Who Robbed Rao Fraaelseo
tor Carry Off g.t.AOO Worth
of Wosaea' ( lothlaar.
BAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 27-Whll th
proprietors were enjoying Christmas festiv
ities burgisrs early Christmas morning or
last night bioks into tha store of Koenlg
t Collins on Vinnm .avenue aad In a
wagon hauled off silks, satins, suits, cos
tumes and expensive finery estimated at
S5.000. The burg'ars selected only th vary
best of th stock.
Skinned from Head to Heel
was Ben Pool. Threet. Ala., when dragged
over a gravel roadway, but Bucklen' Ar
nica Salvo cu'ed tka. JSg. JTw jjaia by
Bail. -Dr. C , vlTti J.ijJ AH i
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