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THE 0MA11A DAILY NEE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER
CURRENT NEWS OF IOWA
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Oflo 15 Scott Street
BATTEY TWICE INDICTED
Grind Jury Betarns Bills Against
Former Court Clerk.
CUE CHARGES EMBEZZLEMENT
Other Alleaea Forarery la the flmif
In et the Records I" Office o(
Clerk of the Conrts Darlasr
Although the fact was not made public
through official sources It tu generally
understood about tha county court houae
that among tha Indlctmenta returned by tha
grand Jury which completed Ita work for
thla term and adjourned yesterday after
noon, are two against H. V. Battey, former
clerk of tha dUtrlct court
Ona of tha Indictments against Mr. Battey
ia aald to bo on a charge of embexillng
feei which It la alleged ahould bare been
turned over to the county and the other
Indictment la stated to be on a charge of
forgery In connection with the alleged al
tcratloa of the records of the office.
Mr. Battey waa suspended from the posi
tion of clerk of the district court on April
11 of thla year by Judge Wheeler following
the report made to the Board of 8upervlsora
by C. J. Rlchman. the expert accountant
from Dee Moines who waa employed by the
board to check up the office of the clerk
of the courts. Action to remove Mr. Battey
from office waa then brought by the county
attorney and the trial resulted In the Jury
bringing In a verdict to the effect that Mr.
Battey was guilty of the charges brought
against lilni. On June 5 Judge Macy set
aside the verdict and sustained the motion
of the defendant for a new trial. It bring
shown that while the Jury was deliberating
on the ense the members had been per
mitted to use the telephone. A second trial
of thla action was obviated by Mr. Battey.
the latter part of Beptember tendering his
resignation as clerk of the district court to
Judge Thornell, the then presiding Judge.
Mn Battey has appealed from the order of
Judge Wheeler suspending him on April 11,
but tho case has not yet reached a hearing
before thu supreme court.
Mr. Battey was serving his second term
as clerk of the district court when the
charges were made against him last April.
Before being elected to the office Mr.
Battey had served for several years as
deputy clerk of the courts at Avoca.
Is More Indictments.
The grand Jury reported six Indictments
In all yesterday afternoon. George Papst
and Herman Burlow, the two young lads
charged with breaking Into the residence
of Mrs. C.iW. Brooks In the southern part
of the city and stealing a shotgun, foot
ball and other articles are indicted Jointly.
Thry.have been In the county Jail since
their .arrest about a week ago.
A Joint Indictment Is agulnst John Mc
Carty nnd William Sutter on the charge of
breaking and entering a freight enr In ths
local yards of the Northwestern railroad
and stealing shoes. They are both In
A "no bill", was returned In the case of
P. O. Lewis, solicitor for tho Moneray
Nursery company on the charge of em
betslement. In Its report to the court the grand Jury
recommended that the Brard of Su
pervisors should at least annuallv employ
a competent expert to fully check up the
accounta of all county officers. The reeom
' mcnriatlon was ordered by Judge Wheeler
referred to the Board of Supervisors.
Judge Wheelrr will go to Avoca 'this
morning to close the term of court there.
He will hold court here Saturday nt which
time he will probably close the term as
the January term will open Tuesday of
Mlnlasr Company Reoraraalsed.
At a meeting of stockholders of the Gold
Belt Mining company yesterday afternoon
It was ' decided to reorganise the corpor
ation and all stockholders In the old con
cern will be given thirty days in which to
take stock In the new company If they so
desire. Adolph Beno and W. E. McConnell
were made chairman and aecrectary,
respectively, of the reorganisation commit
tee.' The Gold Belt Mining company was
organised about twelve years ago, the
principal stockholders being business men
of Council Bluffs. The mining property
la altuated near Leadvllle. Colo. After
about $100,000 had been expended In de
velopment work the company ceased op
erations and finally the property got Into
the possession of Ralph Meyer, postmaster
at a small station at the highest point of
the Tennessee pass through which the
Denver A Rio Grande railroad runs, at the
foot of the mountatna which tho com
pany's mines were located, who purchased
It at tax sals.
Recently George S. Wright of this city
went to Leadvllle and succeeded In secur
ing; a contract for repurchase of the prop
erty from Meyer. When the time came
for Meyer to hand over the property on
say men t of the sum stipulated he refused
aad suit waa brought in the Colorado
courts. A few days ago Mr. Wright re
ceived word that the suit had been de
cided hi favor of the Council Bluffs stock
holders, who now regain full title to the
Mr. Wright and other loading local stock
holders ere hopeful that the property will
pan out some day and It la for the purpose of
opening work on It again that the coin,
pany Is to bo reorganized.
Mr. Mary Irkoeslgra Dead.
Mrs. Miry Schornlgen, widow of the late
John Bchoentgen, died yesterday afternoon
at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Thomas
D. Metcalf, on Clark avenue. On Septem
ber SO Mra. 8choentgen suffered a stroke
of apoplexy, and had been failing ever
sine. She waa 54 yeara of age, having
been born October 18, last. One son, Edwin
P. Bchoentgen, and ' two daughters, Mrs.
Metcalf and Mra. Eldln II. Lougee. botli
of thla city, survive her. One sister, Mrs.
Clay Platner of thla city, and two brothers,
Joseph Klnts of thla city and William
Klnts, living In the atate of Washington,
also survive her. Arrangements tor the
funeral have not been completed.
DodaTO Is-vlted fca Talk.
General Orenville M. Dodge has been In
vited to deliver an address upon behalf of
the Orand Army of the Republic at the ex
ercises to be held February 12 on the an
niversary of Lincoln's birthday at hla birth
place on a farm near Hudgensvllle, Ky.
The Invitation comes from Richard Lloyd
Does not Color the Hair
a Hair Vigor h composed
Show this to your doctor. Aik him If there is a slngls Injurious Ingredient. Ak
tkln M he thinks Aver s Hair Vigor, a made from this formula. Is tha best arepa
raUoa you couU hm for falling hatar, or for dandruff. Let him decide, lis knows.
Both 'Phones 43.
Jones on behalf of the Lincoln Farm as
sociation. On account of prevloua engage
ments, Oeneral Dodge aald yeaterday that
he would be unable to be preaent on that
Oeneral Dodge will deliver an addreas
before the National Organization of Civil
Knglneers in Chicago on January 4. His
address will deal with different large engi
MAYOR COM Eg BACK AT COOCIl.
Will Not (Man Bonds If Contract for
Water Works la Let.
Although the city council Monday night
passed the resolution providing for the
lHsuance of the IWO.OUO bonds for the con
struction of the proposed municipal water
work fluitt over the veto of Mayor Ma
loney, there is little likelihood of the
if yor signing these bonda before tha con
tract fcr the plant It ratified by the peo
ple, unless ordered to do so by the court.
Mayor Moloney atlll holds to tha opinion
that the bonda cannot be lawfully Issued
until after, a contract for tha construction
of the proposed city water works system
lias been ratified by the voters ef the
city. - He contends that the code supports
his contention and In the following- formal
statement yesterday states his position on
the bond matter;
There Is no truth In the statement of
Alderman Jensen that my veto of the bond,
resolution was an attempt to delay tho
construction of the water plant. The trouble
with the gentleman la that he imagines
he Is building a monument for himself,
wishes to keep the center of the stage,
and won't permit any one to Interfere
with any of his plana. If I really felt aa
he auggests. It wouldn't take me very
long to rearrange the committees and put
an end to his childishness. He says that
one reason why I am not Invited o the
meetings of the committee la they don't
believe they would have my hearty co
operation in efforta to get a suitable plant
for the city; and In the next breath gives
an entirely different reason, that the law
don't contemplate that I am a part of the
legislative branch of the government. But
as the veto power la vested In me, and tor
that reason I am expected to inquire Into
the different legislative acts and consider
the same, 1 am Inclined to think that the
law contemplates that the mayor la quite
an Important part of the legislative branch
of the city. Many people may be inclined
to adopt Alderman Jensen s views because
the matter has been so much discussed
that many have become partisans.
That the committee Is always willing
to listen to advice or suggestions Is Idla
talk, because Mayor Macrae's final mes
sage to the council advised It to have the
plans revised by a competent hydraulic en
gineer before proceeding to let a contract,
and my first message to the council con
tained the same suggestion. The committee
would not listen to such advice, but went
nhead and squandered the city's money In
preparing plans and printing different sets,
and advertising for the work, besides tak
ing up a great deal of valuable time of the
city employes. And after all that waa done
they employed Mr. Bryan to do the work
that was first suggested, with the result
that the plans wore discarded and the work
that had been done, and the money spent
Now they propose to spend $300 of the'
city's money to employ a lawyer to bring
a suit against the city, and alao to spend
part of the Judgment fund In paying the
costs of the same, in order, aa they claim,
to test the validity of the bonds. If the
city would derive any possible benefit from
the expenditure or mis money i wuuiu
make no objection whatever, but all that
work won't be worth 20 cents to the city.
And even the city solicitor now seems
to desire that course, although he and
Alderman Jensen have given the people as
surance time and again that the bond Issue
would be valid. 1 supposed that some re
liance was to be put upon their op'nloti.
because they claimed to have investigated
all of these thlnga and had satisfied them
selves; but now they seem to have but
little faith In their own Judgment. In the
face of this lawsuit, commenced at bis re
quest. Alderman Jensen says that the city
engineer will be ready with hla work so
that bids may be asked for by the first or
February next. But how can aything along
that .ine be done If we are to have a
lawsuit on our hands? Starting this law
suit will not prevent another citizen from
taking part In it, and It will not end with
a trial In the district court, in all proba
bility. If the people who wish to have a
water plant to be owned by the city would
only stop to think that these very men
who claim so much credit for themselves
are discrediting the whole movement In
advance by inviting a lawsuit which may
last for years, their eyes might be opened
at least to that extent that they would
begin to question the fitness of those who
have the matter in charge.
If any citizen wno wi inumvai
ownership of the water plant will read
that part of section 745 of the Supplement
to the Code at the top of page 142. where
It aays, In so many words, that the council
cannot Issue these bonds until after a
contract tor the construction of the plant
has been approved by the voters, he will
realize to what hands he has committed
Total of City Taiei.
Exclusive of the special assessment taxes
in the city of Council Bluffs, the amount
of the 1908 taxes to be collected by the
county treasurer, according to the certifi
cate filed yesterday with him by the county
auditor, la $758,412.13. Of this the Council
Bluffs regulur city tax amounts to $174,
438.02. The amount to be collected for the 1908
tax la slightly In excess of that for 1907,
which, exclusive of the special assessments
in Council Bluffs, amounted to $758,391.31.
The city tax In Council Bluffs for 1907 was
slightly greater than It was for 1908, hav
ing been $174,759.66.
City Treasurer True Is now working on
the special assessments In the city and
expects to file his certificate today with
the county auditor. The special taxes for
19u7 In the city were $42,960.24, and It ia
expected that the amount for 1908 will be
about the same.
License to wed were Issued yesterday to
Name and Residence. Age.
A. T. Mashk. North Bend. Neb 27
Charlotte Davis, West Pullman, 111. ...29
Tony Jackson, Omaha 27
Mary Wood, Omaha 2
Honor for Iowa Maa.
CEDAR FALLS, Ia.. Dec. 30.-Special.)
Dr. Frederick C Eastman has been
named chairman of the commission ap
pointed by the Classical association of the
middle west and south. Dr. Eastman was
for eleven years director of the Iatln de
partment of the Iowa Btato Normal school
ut.d for the last two years has occupied
the came jhioltlon In the State university
at low a City. The commission will report
at tho next meeting of the association,
which will be in New Orleans In 1909.
The other members of the commission
are Benjamin Ide Wheeler, president, Uni
versity of California; W. T. Harris, ex
l"nltfd States commissioner of education;
Stratton D. Brooks, superintendent, Boston
public achoola; Edward Cappa. profeasor
of Greek, Princeton university; Edmond J.
James, president, 1'nlversity of Illinois;
Francis W. Kelsey, head of Department of
Latin. University of Michigan; Harvey W.
Wiley, chief of 'the Bureau of Chemistry,
United States Departmtnt of Agriculture;
of ". ciu. QsmmmjMmid.
Lawrence Cameron Hull, president and
superintendent, Michigan Military academy.
MANY WOULD-BE SPEAKERS
Possibility rasesa May Be Deadlocked
Over the Plaee, bat No Bolt
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DBS MOINES. Dec. 30. (Special.) Candi
dates for speaker of the house of repre
sentatives In the Thirty-third Iowa general
aasembly are flocking to Des Moines and
commeclng to urge their claims among the
republican members of the house, whi
will begin to arrive soon for the winter
session. Representative White of Story
county was at the state house today aa
was also Ncls Lee of Emmet county. Rep
resentative Feeley of Blackhawk county
was here Saturday. All are confident they
have considerable strength. Martson of
Cerro Gordo, It Is said, has been making
some elaborate claims In a letter sent out
to members of the house. Representative
Meredith of Cass, whose friends have
been urging that he should be a candi
date, has as yet made no definite state
ment. Paul Stlllman, who was early an
nounced ' as a candidate, has practically
withdrawn, saying he will make no ef
fort to get the honor.
While a deadlock la threatened In the
republican caucus because of the numer
ous candidates, all the candidates them
selves are favorable to abiding by the re
sult of the caucus. It la not expected there
will be any bolting of the caucus as was
done by the "standpattera" during the
first special session when a majority of
the republicans nominated Governor Cum
mins for United States senator to suc
ceed the late William B. Allison for his
Banders Wants More Chances.
In hla biennial report to the State board
of Control, Warden J. C. Sanders of the
atate prison at Fort Madison suggests a
number of changes other than those re
cently suggested in his address before
the board. He aska for county prison In
spection, saying that the present county
Jails are ''vicious ones," and disease
breeders. He suggests provision for a state
agent to have supervision of discharged
prisoners until they"get on their feet." Ho
further suggests that the board ask the
legislature to buy 160 acrea of land us a
farm upon which to work the convicts,
saying It Is better for the health and dis
cipline of the inmates to work.
Congressman Hall Talks.
Congressman J. A. T. Hull reached Des
Moines today from the east. In reference
to interior waterways he aald: "Des Moines
river will never be widened, it may be
canalized, as may one or two other rivers
In the state, but It is out of the question
to widen and deepen them to make them
After Water Works Company.
W, E. Goodwin of Kansas City, an expert
on water works and water plants, arrived
in Des Moines today In the employment of
the city to ascertain the value of the Des
Moines JVater company'a plant. The city Is
waging a fight against the company for a
reduction of rates. Tho corporation refused
to disclose an Invoice of Its plant or Its
earnings, so ' tho city has undertaken to
determine the value of the plant for Itself.
Boad Promoters Angry,
War haa been declared upon tho executive
council of Iowa by the cities of Waterloo,
Grlnnell, Charlton, Pella and a dozen oth
ers, because kthe council "turned down" the
proposition of the Waterloo, Pella & South
western Railroad to Issue bonds to build a
short line steam road connecting these
Delegations of hundreds of citizens in
Grlnnell, Pella, Chariton and other cities
along the line of the proposed Improvement
are watting the signal to descend upon the
state house and demand that the road's
officials be permitted to construct the rail
way. The trouble results from the provisions
of the Peterson law. making- It necessary
for any corporation to get the consent of
the executive council before issuing a dol
lar of stock. Acting under this law, the ex
ecutive council granted the promoters the
right to issue stock to the amount of $42,000
per mile, less any mortgage that might be
placed on the road.
It Is proposed to mortgage the road for
The executive council haa been asked to
permit a stock Issue to cover the 20 per
cent discount necessary to dispose of the
bonds In the eastern market. This has
been refused, cutting the road out of $700,
000. without which Vice President E. A.
Harris, chief promoter, says they cannot
and will not build the road.
Son Mardera His Father.
MARSH ALLTOWN, Ia., Dec. SO. (Spe
cial.) Because he feared that his father
waa about to marry again, and consider
ing that such an act would disgrace the
memory of his dead mother, Kdward Mc
Namara of near Grafton, Worth county. In
northern Iowa, emptied the contents of a
revolver Into the body of his father, Martin
McNamara, and then attempted to commit
suicide. The elder McNamara died a few
hours latrr from the five bullet wounds.
Yourg McNamara was discovered In time
to be restored to life, although he hud
taken two ounces of chloroform.
Uwt Jitns Notes.
ATLANTIC The wedding of Miss Lillian
Prall and Hawley Lynch, took place on
Christmas eve at the Presbyterian par
sonage. The young people will go to house
keeping on a farm near here.
CRESTON Over S100 has been received
during the holiday season by the women in
charge of the soldiers' monument fund.
Mayor Brooks gave J-'S, as did ex-Mayor
Sullivan and a number of aubscrlptlons
were receivea iroin rormer citizens.
CRE8TON Mr. and Mrs. Simon Dunbar
of Osceola celebrated the fiftieth anni
versary of their wedding Monday. Over
fifty members of the family were present
during the day. The Dunbars are among
the pioneer residents of that part of the
country, having moved to it shortly after
ineir marriage in inaiana.
CRESTON Monday evening at the home
of Miss Clara Braunherger in this city was
held a reunion of the clans of 1396 of the
Creaton High school. Of the thirty-five
members of the class thirteen were pres
ent and letters were received from a num
ber of others and part of the high school
faculty under whom the class graduated
MARSHA LLTOW N The hearing in th
contest over the election for the office of
sheriff of Butler county, was begun today
at Allison. James Spane. the democratic
candidate who waa defeated by F. 11. Hill,
by the narrow margin of tlilrtj votes 1
the contestant. The hearing will include
a recount of all the votes cast In the
county for the office In litigation.
MARSH ALLTOWN A. J. Wangen, a
former employe of the Upper Iowa Power
company of Deeorah has sued the com
pany for So,0uu damages la the Allamakee
county district court, for Injuries received
when working for the company. Tho
scaffolding on wtiich Wangen was working
broke, and he fell breaking his sternum
and receiving other serious Injuries.
ATLANTIC Louise. the 12-vear-old
daughter of Mr. and Mra. D. E. Mil ford of
near bere, Is In the habit of walking in her
sleep, but haa never before sustained any
bad results from the habit, until last night.
She got up and went ucrooa the house,
coming to a window on the second floor
from which sh stepped. tailing to the
ground fourteen feet below. When 'the
family awakened In answer to her cries
a physician was called, but the child hi.J
sustained no Injury other than a bad
ATLANTIC Miss Edna Jones and J. Fred
Wiasler were niarru.J at the l oam of the
BL I mr W
$2 Per Month
$2 Per Month
groom's parents In Grlnnell, Christmas
eve, the Rev. H. 1 Wissler, the groom's
father officiating. Both are well known
young people o this city. Miss Jones hav
ing lived here all of her life, and Mr.
Wissler being employed as a bookkeeper
In the Iowa Trust and Savings bank.
fRKSTON-11 tha mM winter ennvantlnn
of the Southwestern Iowa Fire associa
tion held yesterday at Osceola, July 2 and
3 were picked as the dates tor the South
west Firemen a tournament, wnicn is to
be held in that city this year. Further ar
rangements were left In the hands of com
mittees which were appointed. Delegatea
from all the departments In the association
CRESTON In the contest Just closed at
Osceola over the election of Keeran, re
publican, for the office of sheriff, the elec
tion of Mr. Keeran was settled beyond dis
pute. It Is claimed by both parties that
the count was made without any hope of
changing the result for sheriff, hut in order
to ascertain the vote on Colonel Hepburn
and W. D. Jamleson. Friends of Colonel
Hepburn are discouraged over the result.
SIOUX CITY The disappearance of
Bud" Crane. tho 13-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Crane, has developed into
a deep mystery. Information secured by
Mr. Crane rrom playmates or his boy lead
him to believe that he was inveigled into
going on a ranch In South Dakota and
through Sioux City police he has enlisted
the assistance of the authorities at Pierre,
S. D. The boy left borne one week ago
SIOUX CITY To encourage the raising
of the very best corn, John Sundberg of
Whiting. Ia.. president of the lowai Corn
Growers' association, has put up a 11:5
silver cup which will be awarded to the
boy or girl between 12 and 17 yeara of age
who exhibits the best ten ears of corn at
the Amea short course which will open Jan
uary 4 and will continue two weeks. Mr.
Sundberg is known as an enthusiastic pro
moter of good corn.
M RSH ALLTOWN A panic was nar
rowly averted In the Catholic church of tho
Sacred Heart at Eagle Grove yesterday,
when candles on the alter Ignited the
Christmas festoons and wreathea, and fall
ing burning fragments set fire to the gar
ments of a choir boy and a Sister of
Mercy. Neither was hurt and a stampede
of the congregation was averted by the
coolness of Father O'Brien, who was in the
midst of mass at the time.
IOWA FA lAJI T. A. Gilbert, who has
been Hgetit for the Illinois Central in this
city for several years, was given a tine
promotion in the shape of on appointment
us agent for the company at Sioux Falls,
8. D. Mr. Gilbert left last evening for
Sioux Falls, where he was checked in today.
His successor here will be Mr. Austin, whi
has been agent for the company at Sioux
Falls. Mr. Gilbert, formerly resid-d at
Charles City, and has been in the employ
of the Central several years, commencing
his duties here aa telegraph operator.
ATLANTIC James Marqula died at his
home in this city at an early hour yester
day morning, death revolting from neural
gia. He hud been In his usual health until
yesterday, win n he complained of a pain
In his chest, which shifted to his arms. Dr.
Mucnniber was called and late in the even
ing Mr. Marquis went to sleep. When Mrs.
Marquis went to ask him how he was, she
found him dead. He was u member of the
Marijuis Mercantile firm, and had been a
resident of Atlantic about four years, com
ing hero from Nebranka. He whs a good
business man and wus well liked. His
wife and two sens survive him.
WEBSTER CITY At a special meeting
held at the Congregat tonal church In tills
city, a collection of Wio was taken for
Grlnnell college. Prior to the ineeiimr a
number of the cltiseriM had pledged $ I . Hf,
making a total of tJ,l.0 raised here. This
money goes toward the fund of IfiO'i.uO",
which the college must raise by January 1,
if it la to receive the IKW.uiO given by
the General Educational Hoard and ". ""0
given by Andrew Carnegie, each of which
gift wus made conditional upon the college
raising certain sums. Before adiournlng
for the holiday vacation, the students hehi
a big meeting at the colleffe and each
pledKed himself to interest his home town
In the matter. Then1 is no doubt but
that by Friday all tiie money will be
tallied, as but 43&.m) remained to be raised
at the beginning of this week.
K00NZ CHARGED WITH ASSAULT
Victim of Alllaare Deatlst Is said
to im a Critical
BRIDGEPORT. Neb., Dec. 30. (Special
Telegram.) Dr. Koona. a well known den
tist of Alliance, waa arrested here at 10
o'clock tonight on a complaint charging
him with assault upon a young woman
patient. The charges are of a most re
volting character. The victim la In a crit
ical condition. The offense waa committed
In the dentlat's operating room In a public
rooming house. It la charged that the
young woman was drugged.
to all Old and New
Up to 6,000 Telephones - - $2.00 per month
From 6,000 to 7,000 Telephones $2.50 per month
From 7,000 to 10,000 Telephones $3.50 per month
50o extra charged if not paid by the 10th of each month.
Up to 6,000 Telephones - - $1.00 per month
From 6,000 to 7,000 Telephones $1.25 per month
From 7,000 to 10,000 Telephones $1.50 per month
23c extra charged if not paid by the 10th of each month.
endent Tdephone Co
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH 011AUA
Pioneer Historical Society Elects
Officers for the Year
INTEREST IN POWER PROJECT
Bis; Corporations Paying; 1 1 Tbelr
Taxes and All Are Inspected (o
Come In Before the Close
of the Year.
Tuesday night was pioneer's night In South
Omaha. A splendid audience was out to
the annual meeting held at library hall.
The meeting completed the first year of
the organisation. During the year the Pio
neer Historical society has held numerous
meetings, all of which have been greatly
enjoyed by the first inhabitants of the city.
The membership has steadily increased.
Officers were elected as follows: Presi
dent, J. J. Breen; vice president, J. C. Car
ley and C. L. Talbot and Mrs. E. L. Howe;
financial secretary, A. L. Bergquist; re
cording secretary, Mrs. Emma Talbot;
treasurer, Mra. E. H. Roberts. Dr. W. H.
Slabaugh was elected historian.
After the election of officers a program
was rendered. Music was furnished by the
original quartet of the early days. Miss
Grace Thlelke and Miss Raffcrty presented
Instrumental numbers. Father D. W. Mo
rlurty, one of the pioneer pastors of St.
Bridget's church, made the p'.nclpal ad
dress of the evening. He confined his re
mit! ks to his memories of the early days,
wi.en the dummy tra'ns ran from Omaha
to the new market town. Ke mentioned
many of the older Inhabitants In affec
tionate remembrance. Toward the close of
his remarks lie took occasion to tell the
people that he had asked to be relieved
from hla charge in South Omuha on ac
count of the hard work, as he thought lie
needed a rest. He said It had been men
tioned aa a common rumor that he had
been removed by higher authority; but thla,
he said, was not the case. He wanted a
rest and to be nearer his mother. He said
that many times he had regretted the
change since on account of the many very
pleasant associations ho had enjoyed In
J. M. Martin, C. M. Hunt and Judge A.
L. Sutton were each called upon to speak,
but made brief remarks, excusing them
selves owing to the lute hour and lack
of preparation. The meeting closed with
a sacred hymn, "Nearer Mv God to Thee."
Interest la Power Project.
The Interest taken In South Omaha con
cerning the efforts of the Nebraska Power
company to secure the passage of Its fran
chise ordinance has reached a pitch which
Insures the attendance this afternoon of
a large audience. The special committee
appointed by the mayor meets at S p. m.,
to make up Its final report and recommen
dation. It appears likely that a sharp di
vision of sentiment will be shown. This
difference fcf opinion has been marked
from the beginning of the discussion. The
committee haa had several meetings. The
representatives of the company in ques
tion have been present at some of them.
At the meeting this afternoon some of
the later developments, together with the
reports of a number of special commit
tees, will be passed upon. The report of
the legal standing of the Nebraska Power
company Is said to be of special Interest.
Bin Tax Payments.
A number of the large corporations have
pale', their city taxes within the last day
or two. Among those to pay are Swift and
company, t10,3iS2.74; South Omaha National
bank, 15,05C.7: Union Stock Yards bank
2.973.08; Packers National bank, t2.Ou6.OC;
Cmtha Packing com par y, Sii.2jo.lP, and the
Omaha Electric Light and Power company,
All the railroads have paid up their
taxes as have the gas company and others
The street railway, the water company.
Armour and Cudahy Packing company and
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'the Union Stock Yards company have not
paid yet. It la expected that all will pa
before January, 1.
Three, Cleared of Saaalcloa.
John Berry. Ed Gillen and P.. J. Mc
Mahon were-relieved from suspicion yester
day corrc'crnlng the assault on Thomas
Spokes, for which they were originally
arrested. In the meantime the police dis
covered a case of petit larceny agalnat
Mum In whlctra man named Peterson testi
fied they had taken from him a bottle of
whisky.' Judge Callanan Imposed a small
fine. John Lawlor, a companion who was
arrested at the same time, was dismissed
from the larceny charge and rearrested oil
the assault charge. He Is said to be Im
plicated. JoholBrlggs aald last night that
he had an eye-witness of the assault.
Spokes la still at the South Omaha hospi
tal. Magic City Goaalp.
James Parsley has returned from a short
visit to Lincoln. '
Edward Munshaw has been entertaining
hla brothers during the holidays.
Jetter's Gold Top Beer delivered to any
part of tho city. Telephone No. S.
The Eagles had a special program last
night ou the occasion of the regular meet
ing. The Alumni association dance at the
Workmen temple lust evening was an en
The Presbyterian church members are
Invited to a sunrise prayer meeting, from
7 to s a. m. New Year'a day.
COAL! Try Howland s celebrated Silver
Creek. Office, JH In. JHtn St. Tel. South 7.
The class of 19U6 of the South Omaha
lligu scnooi win meet i nursaay evening In
the Board of Education rooms.
The local lodge of the Royal Highlanders
will entertain, with refreshments, Wednes
day' evening. A class of members will be
The Women's Missionary society of the
Prcshvterian church will meet with Mrs.
H. J. Oswold, 250s D street, at 2:30 p. m.
A. carj party ana a a nee win be given
by the Catholic Order of Foresters on
Wednesday evening at Maccabee'a hall,
3ti03 Q street.
We desire to thank our many friends for
their kind assistance during the Illness and
death of our daughter. Mr. and Mrs.
John Sexton, on Twenty-sixth, Is anxious
to state that his was not the boy who
was Implicated in the horseradish thefts
Lust lady's open-faced watch, between
Wlh and :8th streets, on Q street, Saturday.
Return to Heo office, 2V ll and N streets.
South Omaha. Reward.
Mabel Agnew, aKed 12 years, died at the
home of her mother, Mrs. N. Agnew,
Forty-fourth and tj. Tuesday morning. The
funeral In to be held at Z.3n p. in. today.
Edward Burson haa returned from Chi
cago, where he waa married to Miss Mar
tha. Klein Christmas eve. They will make
their home at Twenty-second and G streets.
Wanted Room with use of bath, or room
and board in private family, walking dis
tance of the stock yards, by young lady
employed at th Exchange, bul'llng. Best
references. Address quick, giving location
and price. A, Stuck Yards Station, South
Actlvo Salesmen Bee Want Ads.
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Nsaiker of Mea Prominent la tho
ladastrr Arc to Deliver
futAT EaLlaj, Idaho, Dec, vs. (Special.)
Secretary George 8. Walker of the Na
tlonal Woolrrowera aaanr.tMtlnn. th fnrlv.
fifth annual convention of which will be
held In Pocatclla, Idaho, January It, IS
and 18, 1909, has announced a partial Hat '
of the prominent men who will deliver ad
dress at the big Pocatello gathering.
Among the number will appear Fred W.
Gooding of Shoshone, president of the Na
tional association; , Governor Frank ft.
Gooding of Idaho, Hon. T. J. Walsh of
Helena, Dr. J. M. Wilson sf Douglas,
Wyo.; A. J. Knollln of Chicago, Francis
Perry. Elliot of Nashville. Tenn.; Hon.
A. L. Moas of Payette, Hon. Peter G.
Johnston of Blackfoot, Colonel E. J. Bell
of Laramie, Wyo., and W. H. Manse of
Chicago. The last named Is the Industrial
commissioner of the Chicago Association of
Commerce, which hodv Is active In ' nro
motlng tho Chicago warehouse storage
The address of welcome In behalf of the
state of Idaho will be delivered by Governor-elect
James H. Brady of this city,
and the keya of the city will be formally t
turned over to the woolmen by Mayor
C. E. M. Loux. An effort is being made
to prevail on United States Senator W. B.
Heyburn of Idaho to addreas the convention
on tariff questions. .
One of the principal addresses of the con
vention will be delivered by Joseph Kv
wing or MecnsniesDurg, u,, eastern vice"
president of the National association, who
is one of the leading breeders of thorough
breds In America.
Another interesting address will . be de
livered by George B. McCabe, solicitor of
the Department of Agriculture at Wash
ington. ROCK ISLAND BUYS INTEREST
I. Ine Parchases Bla- Block of Stork
la M. Joseph Terminal
BT. JOSEPH, Mo., Dee. It Is authori
tatively announced that the Rock Island
has purchased a substantial Interest In
the Union Terminal Railway company here.
In order to enlarge Its local terminals and
secure an entrance to the stockyards In
South St. Joseph. The Rock Island has
for several years been entering the stock
yards over Union Terminal tracks at large)
rental, i ne terminal also is uu uy i nu w -j, m-
Chicago Great Western and Missouri Pa
cific. It la aald to be the Rock Island's
intention to make Joseph the gateway
for Us through freight between Chicago
and the west, Instead of diverting much
of it over leased lines as has been the
illustrations, newly revised up-to-deto
- ccnt stsmps, to cover cost of atailisuf
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