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Office 15 Scott Street.
Davie, drugs.
Stockert sell carpet.
Ed Roger. Tony Fault br.
. Lewtg Cutlr. funeral director. 'Phoo tl.
Woodring Undertaking company. TaL .
Picture (or gifts. C. E. Alexander, S3S
Dr. Scott Covalt, dentiKl, removed to
Koom W Citjr Nat. Bank Bid.
"Loot A man toat $1 by not going to Dun
run e big discount aale, at 23 Main atreet,
for hi ahoea.
Twenty per cent dlaoount on all ahoea,
lippert anil overshoes and winter goods at
Duncaa'a, a Main atreet.
Nothing reserved at Duncan ahoa ale.
Everything has the 20 per cent discount off
for the next ten days. ZJ Main street.
Found A -woman found aha aaved tl by
attending the bis; shoe sal at Duncan's, 3
Meln street, and having her feet properly
fitted. .
Dr. j. C. Deetkln, Dentist, has moved
Ms office from the Sapp block to Room
fl, second floor, City National bank
Louis Mnrruaio, a former subject of
the King of Italy, was granted his natu
ralisation papers by Judge Thornell of
the diatrlct court yesterday.
Kev. Henry DeLong performed the mar
riage ceremony yesterday for C. A. Black"
man of Moorhead, la., and Mary Peterson
of Little fcloux. la., and for J. F. Copy
and Lyda II. Eddleman, both of Omaha.
Tom 'Harvey, the high school student
Injured while being Initiated Into the
Omeg Kta Tau fraternity on the night
of Dnremher 28, will, It Is now believed,
recove. He In still at the Kdmundson
Memorial hospital.
The youth who committed suicide at
the Kiel hotel Saturday night, rtratr
it, hamnotyet been Identified. The body
Is still at Cutler's undertaking establish
ment, but probably will be burled la
few daVs if not Identified.
' MrM i John P. Eml of Perln avenue
has returned from Chicago, where she
had been called by the Illness of her
daughter. Martha, who was sick with
typhoid fever for seven weeks, but who
Is now, recovered and expects to resume
hsr art studies in a short while.
Patrolman John Stelnbofel Is again on
the suspended list for partaking too
freely of Intoxicating beverages, lis was
suspended a short time ago on a similar
chsrge,; but th Board of Fir and Police
Commissioners was lenient and allowed
htm to- resume his position on th fore
after aj fifteen days' layoff.
Charles tje( a switchman In the em
ploy of the Union Paclflo, was Injured
yesterday afternoon while working in the
local yards. Th Icy coating on th roof
of a freight car in said to have caused
him to slip and fall. His shoulders and
arm were severely- strained and he was
badly trulned about the body. He was
removed in an ambulance to th hos
pital. William II. Robinson Dead.
William Hedgea Robinson, a pioneer resi
dent of Council Bluff, died yesterday
morning at his horn, 123 West Washing
ton, aged 81 years. He had been falling
rapidly for some time and death was due
to the Infirmities of old age. One son,
John A Robinson, and one daughter, Mr.
George. Keellne, both of thla city, survive
him. .
The funeral wilt be held this afternoon
at X o'clock from the residence. The serv
ices, to which friends ar Invited, will be
conducted by Rev. T. J. Mackay, rector
of All Saints' Episcopal church, Omaha.
Burial, which will be private, will be in
Falrvlew cemetery.
Mr. Robinson had been a resident of
Council Bluffs for over half a century,
having come here In April, 1850, at which
time what la now the city of Council
Bluffs was only an outfitting Jtost and
known as Kanesvllle. With his brother,
the lato Judge Gordon Robinson, he opened
the first hotel of any size In the town, a
large log building, twb stories high, and
located near where the cgden house now
stands. For many years It was the best
known hostelry in the west and among
Its guests in the early dsys wer Abraham
Lincoln and Grand Puke Alexis.
, High School Debate.
Th auditorium of tho high school will
be the scene this evening of th debating
contest between the high schools of thlH
city and Red Oak. Victor E. Bender will
The subject on whleh the contestants Will
exercise their ' forensic abilities will be
"Resolved. That tho federal government
should have exclusive control of all cor
porations doing an Interstate business, con
stitutionally granted."
Th local high school will be represented
by Miss I.ucy Bpooner of the Delta Tau
literary society and Erwln Snyder and
Louis Cook of tho Plijlomathlan society.
Red Oak will have as Its representatives-
Clarence Isaacs, Walton Kampa and Don
ald Pomeroy. They are expected to arrive
In th city this afternoon, accompanied by
W. & Cramer, superintendent of th Red
Osk schools, snd 1C Lewis Stevendorf and
Miss Gol lworthy of tha high school faculty,
In addition to the debate of th evening
mmamI tvtiiKlral niimVM.r hv th file club
i and member of th -fw. literary societies'
will be interspersed.
Lafayette Addition Victim.
Daniel Mulhany, writing from Kearney,
Neb., la the latest person to make Inquiries
concerning Lafayette addition to Council
Bluffs. County Recorder Barghausen re
ceived a letter yesterday " from 'Mulhany
Inquiring as to the location and value of
lota 28 and 29 In block 4, Lafayette addition.
These Inquiries concerning this addition
have come to be regarded as a standing
Joke among the officials of the county court
house. The lots In Lsfayette addition are
calmly reposing under the water of Lake
Mtiawt and while making spawning
grounds tor the fish Inhabiting the lake are
altogether useleas for building purposes.
"What are the lots worth?" and "Are
they all right!" were the inquiries made
by Mr. Mulhany. When he receives the
reply of the county recorder Mr. Mulhany
probably will be surprised, and If h paid
anything foe the tots will have to charge
them to the loss side of his ledger.
x Real Estate Transfer.
Thes transfers were reported to Th Be
January 7 by the Pottawattamie County
Abstract company of Council Bluffs:
Frank Higglns, sr.. et al. to Addle
Morehouse, part w lwV U-.S-U.
j r? Edmundson, singi. to Jessica J.
Sledentopf. lot S In the nek -7&-4S.
q o d 1
Jessie W. Hanna, widow, et al. to Mary
Mr Robert, lot li AudRor a ub nW4
nwW 1S-7MS, 4 d
iillcn M. Haas and husband to Jessica
J. Bledentopr, lol in ouu-iai r
vey of nett-w 1S-W-4S, Q d-- -
William J. Leverett and wife to Ben
jamin Fehr Real Estate company,
lut , brock. 15, la Ferry add to Coun
cil Bluffs, w d
Jessica J. Sledentopf and husband to
Benedict Hags, lot (tin Be "
Ts-O, w
C. 8 Cevag and wife to Portha Ann
end Tli onus Johnson, lot 23, block 26,
Central sub to Council Bluff, w 4..
Seven, transfer, aggregating VM
Marriage) IJeeneee.
Ucenaea to wed wer issued yesterday to
th following: -Nam
and Residence. Age.
C A. Bleckmau, Moorhead. Ja M
Mary Beereon7wwl 1
Charle A. ftVhelleh. Hsetlng. Neb 2S
Carolina B. Btetfea. Rod Cloud, Neb U
j p. Corp. Omaha B
Lyd H. Eddwsoiao. Omaha it
Big aheet music sale Saturday at Hjspe s,
; pearl ti t
Both 'Phones 43.
W. L Boach, Prominent Buiinesi Man
of Muscatine, to Speak.
lateat Is t Las- tae Foundation for
a Crnsade for Money to C oni-
tete Bonding as Orig
inally 'Planned.
I. W. Carpenter of Omaha has notified
Secretary Curtis that he will be unable to
make an address at the mass meeting un
der th auspices of the Young Men's Chris
tian association In the opera house next
Sunday afternoon. F. J. Day, president of
Ih local association, will give a brief his
tory of the association building project and
'explain what la necessary in order that
th building may be completed according
to tha ortglnaL'plane.
W. L. Roach, tha millionaire lumberman
of Muscatine, la., will be the principal
speaker of th afternoon. For some time
Mr. Roach has devoted a large per cent of
Ms Sundays to doing Christian work In
support of the Toung Men's Christian as
sociation. A pleasing feature of the program prom
ise to be th singing of Fred Butler, the
noted New Tork basso. Mr. Butler will
render three solos: "The Holy City," by
Adam: "Is He Tours," by Harkneas, and
"My Own United States," by Edwards.
While this mas meeting I not for th
purpose of raising money. It Is expected to
arouse interest among th people of the
city in th completion of the building In
accordance with the original plans, which
call for a third story, to be used for dorm
itory purposes. The mass meeting will im
mediately precede a vigorous campaign to
raise the funds needed for th completion
of th building.
J. A. Good ell of Dei Moines, extension
work secretary of th state committee .of
th Toung Men's Christian association, Is
In the city and will remain over for the
"Sunday meeting.
alt Over Drainage Contract.
The members of the Board of County
Supervisor were subpoenaed as witnesses
yesterday In the drainage ditch In
junction suit now before the dis
trict court of Harrison ' county at
Logan, and consequently the session of
the board had to be adjourned at noon.
The suit now being tried is the on brought
by several of the interested property own
ers to restrain the payment to th contrac
tor on the Pottawattamie-Harrison county
ditches of tha balance claimed under their
contract. The balance Is about $18,000. Th
contractors and the supervisors of the two
counties, who ar tha defendant in th
suit, contend that th ditch has been com
pleted according to the plans and specifica
tions and desire to have the Injunction dis
solved. . Before going to Logan the supervisors
spent the morning checking over the bids
for the blank books and blanks for th use
of the county officers. Th board expects
to resume its session this morning.
County Attorney States Casa is an
Aggravated On.
Tha preliminary hearing before Justice
Gardiner of Isaac Bobbins, charged with
criminal assault on Annie Clucas. the
6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E,f
Clucas.. at her home, ISO West Broad
way, on December 28, was yesterday con
tinued until Thursday of next week, as
the little victim of the alleged assault
was unable to be in court.
Tha child was badly burned the after
noon of th alleged assault through her
htlr and clothing catching fire from a
stove and she was said yesterday to be
in a critical condition.
County Attorney Hess said yesterday
that the evidence In his possession Indi
cated the case was a most aggravated
on. It seems that on the afternoon of
Doc nr. be r 2 J Mrs. Clucas and an elder
daughter were away from home secur
ing lumber and that Robbins had been
engaged to haul th lumber for them.
Robbins, so it was stated, was asked by
Mrs. Clucas to stop 'at their house after
ha had unloaded the lumber and see If
th fire In the stove needed attention, as
the child Annie was. at home alone.
According to the statement of John
T. Mowery, a neighbor of the Clucas fam
ily, Robbins stayed about half an hour
In tho Clucas house and that shortly after
h left llttl Annie came screaming out
of the house with her hair and clothes
on fire. She was taken by Mowery to
his home and cared for until her motht
could be reached. The child' -said she
had caught fire while atandlng close to
the stove. It was not until two days
later that she told her mother of the al
leged assault by 'Bobbins. Tbe little
girl also told her mother that before he
left the house Robbins rubbed something
over her hslr and that when she went to
warm herself at the stove her hair at
once csugnt fire. It is said that the
child's hair was all burned off and that
she waa badly burned about the face,
arms and upper portion of the body.
When the father of the child called on
County Attorney Hess and reported what
th child had told. Mr. Hess requested
Dr, V L. Treynor to see th child. Dr.
Treynor reported that on examining th
little girl he found unmistakable evi
dence of an attempt to assault her.
In default of ball, which was placed at
11.000, Robbins Is In th county jail. He
I ald to be a married man and about
0 year of age- He denies the child
Matlera In District Coart.
in the district court yesterday Mrs. Hat
tie Beam waa granted by Judge Thornsll
a decree of divorce from Jacob Beam, to
whom she was married April t, 1885, The
divorce was granted on charges of drunk
enness and cruel and Inhuman treatment
Beam is to have a hearing In police court
this morning on an assault and battery
charge preferred against him by Mrs.
Beam. He was arrested by the police
Wednesday night and his case was con.
tlnued in police court yesterday until
thla morning. He Is alleged to have been
under the influence of liquor when he
attacked hi wife.
Mrs. Alice Birbtlua wss granted a dl
vorea from Thomas Birbllus, to whom ah
waa married April 24, 106.. on the ground
of cruel and Inhuman treatment.
Mr. Nellie Miller tiled ault for diveroe
from Fred W. Miller, to wbom h waa
married December SO, 1)03. She chargea
her husband wltb deserting her on March
t. 1904.
Valuable Pelta Stolen.
The bide bouse of J. R. Lindsay A Co.,
at the corner of Ninth avenue and Main
street, .was entered by thieve Tueeday and
Wednesday nights and pelt to th value of
over 1300 stolen. Wednesday morning Mr
Lindsay- missed Mveral bundles- ot fur.
end yesterday morning discovered unmis
takable -evidence that th plac had been
broken Into again during the night and
another large bundle of pelt carried away.
Mr. Lindsay did not make any report of
the robbery to the police until yesterday
An Inventory yesterday showed that 198
pelts in all had been taken during the two
nights. Of this number 125 were pelt of
tha civet cat and aeventy-thre wer mink
skins, valued, at about tl.Gfi each. It Is be
lieved that someone cognisant with the
business snd vslue of the different klndi
of skins committed the robbery, as th
pelts carried away were picked out from
among a large number of other of lesser
This makes the third time within about
two weeks that the Lindsay hide house has
been robbed during the nlghtlme.
One Cent for Conscience Fond.
Attorney A. T. Fllcklnger was exhibiting
yesterday a letter which was recently re
ceived by a merchant of this city from a
poor woman. The letter accompanied a
remittance of 1 cent "conscience fund."
Th writer said that some tlm ago while
disposing of a lot of eggs to th merchant
in question on was found to be cracked
and this one the merchant laid aside. While
the attention of the merchant was directed
elsewhere the woman picked up the cracked
egg aad placed It In her basket, thinking,,
as she explained in her letter, that it was
of no value. The woman subsequently be
came converted, she said, and the vision of
that stolen cracked egg haunted her hnd
her conscience became so troubled that she
finally decided to make restitution. She
accordingly enclosed In her letter 1 cent to
square tha. matter.
The merchant who received the letter does
not remember the incident of the cracked
egg and Is In doubt whether to regard the
letter as a joke or as a genuine Instance of
a troubled conscience.
Addresses Listened to and Officers
Chosen for Year,
AMES, la., Jan. 8.-(Speclal.)-Today
marked the close of the second annual
meeting of the Iowa Sheep Breeders' as
sociation. All of the old officers were
re-elected as follows: J. L Plumly of
Martelle, la., president; E. I Bitterman
of Mason City, la., vice president, and E.
8. Leondard of Corning, la., secretary
treasurer. The morning session was opened by a
talk by Prof. Robbins of Iowa State college
on stomach worms In sheep. He advo
cated the tobacco treatment... In the dis
cussion which followed, a number of the
sheep men expressed the opinion that it
would bo rather expensive business buying
chewing tobacco for a flock of 200 sheep.
Most of them seemed to prefer turpentine
or gasoline.
Following this Mr. Chandler of Charlton,
la., read a paper on the production of
pure bred sheep in Iowa. He said that
pedigree should not be raised ahead of
Individual merit, but that both must go
together If the greatest success is to be
The chief event of the afternoon meet
ing was an address by Mr. A. J. Knollln
on "Iowa's Contribution to Eastern Feed
Lots." He expressed the opinion that Iowa
farmers were making a mistake in sending
"warmed up" sheep to Chicago to be fur
ther fattoned by eastern feeders. If these
easterners find a profit In finishing this
half-fed stuff, It will certainly pay Iowa
fanners to fatten them well before letting
them go in the first place.
A paper-by Hon. J. A. Delfolder of Wal
ton, Wyo., on "Wool Storage and Market
ing," was next read by the secretary. Mr.
Delfelder urged the Iowa organisation to
join with the National Sheep Breeders' as
sociation in an effort to establish wool
storago warehouses at Chicago and Omaha.
A year ago the Wyoming association in
duced the Commercial club of Omaha to
build such a storage warehouse. As a re
sult the Wyoming farmers were able to
hold their wool until the price had ad
vanced from 3 to 6 cents per pound. Thla
added over $1,000,000 to their profits for that
The last number on the program was a
speech by II. L. Pike of Whiting, la., on
'The Needs of the Association." "There
were," he stated, "more members, a greater
Interest In sheep raising among farmers
generally, some means of disseminating
practical Information on sheep and a more
liberal showing of sheep at the fairs.
Qelck Goes to La Follett
SIOUX CITY, la.. Jan. 8.-(Speclal Tele
gramsHerbert Quick, author of "Aladdin
ft Co.," "Double Trouble," "The Broken
Lance" and other stories, and a promi
nent magaslne contributor, has accepted
the position of associate editor on Senator
LaFollette's new magaslne and will move
from Sioux City to Madison. He formerly
was mayor of Sioux City.
Iowa News Notes.
nirvNET Guorae W. Moore, the retiring
county recorder, and his father, D. A.
Moore Of iiaruell, nave purcnunea me rra
moiit County Hun, of which the younger
Moore will be editor.
TABOR Isaac Ventls. an early resident,
died at his old home northwest of Tabor,
ol D&ralysls. He wa 75 years old ana is
urvivtd by two suns and five Uaugulers.
The funeral was nttia i ine .neuiuuisi
SIDNEY W. T. Davidson, editor of the
Hamburg Republican, who, according to
the official count, was beaten for the office
of representative by A. V. Penn by a ma
jority of five votes, has served notice of
contest. He alleges that many votes whlrh
should have been counted for luni were
thrown out by the judges.
WATERLOO Flagman William J. Nix
was struck by a switch engine on the Illi
nois Central tracks on Monday -night and
almost Instantly killed, ills body was hor
ribly mangled and death soon put an end
to his agonies. He was Ti years of age,
and on amount of the dense smoke and
steam the approaching engine was not seen
by the victim, 'the body was taken to
Manchester for burial.
CRE8TON The new Board of Supervis
ora has decided to place lAl.oOO ot tha
county funds In county banks, where they
will draw 2 per cent interest, which will be
added to the county funds. Heretofore it
has been the policy of the county treasurer
to allow the banks of this place to handle
the funds without charging Interest, but
because. ot the agitation of the matter our
lng the fall campaign It has been decided
to make a cnange in tne policy.
CRE8TON The handsome new home of
O. 8. Rice of this city was damaged by
fire and water to quite an extent last night.
The house had just been remodeled and
handsome hardwood floors, all polished and
sandpapered, and other fine Interior decor
ations, were badly damaged. The fire Is
thouaht to have originated from a stove
that had been kept lu one ot the rooms for
the use ot workmen while doing the in
terior nnisning. Tne lamiiy nad not yet
moved into tne nouae.
CRKSTON-Charlea Coffman, a farm
hand working on the farm ot Frank Nut
ting In Warren county, met with Injuries
while feeding a rorn shredder. Monday,
which resulted in us fleam la a few hours.
He was uotlced on top ot the chute at
tempting to tlx something, and attempted
to push some etalka Into the roaohlae with
his foot, when it was caught and he was
dragged Into the machine. Before It could
be atopped his leg was ground to a pulp
ana nis wuuie owjf ternoiy iscereiea.
COTAR FA LI .8 The Cedsr Falls ml
Weekly Uasette has again changed hands
and James i. uoooyn nas oeugrit the plant,
ami wui ooin ran ana puniuin in paper
taking charge today. Thla Is the oldest
paper In the city and was formerly editnd
by Hon. .George B. Peraint of Sioux City.
Later E. A. Suyder was editor, having that
place for over fvty year. During the last
few years It baa passed through a eertes
of changes and now the ill health of George
F. Robb t ciao anoiner cuang neces
arf -
Two Propose to nip Coin to See
Which Shall Pull Out.
Seme Progressives Threaten to Bolt
In Case Canens Is Lined Tp a
Strictly Progressive
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. Jan. 8. (Special. )-Fredic-tiona
were made In the legislative lobby
this afternoon that three of the candidates
for speaker are practically out of the
race, though none have announced their
withdrawal. These are Lee of Emmett,
Marston of Cerro Gordo and Darrah of
Lucas county.
Representative Harding of Woodbury
county claims he has a good chance of
winning the speakership, though he docs
not claim to have even all the standpat
votea The two men who appear to hav
tho lead of tho roco at this time are Rep
resentative Guy Feeley of Blackhawk
county and Representative White of Story
county. It Is proposed to flip a coin by
Feeley f Blackhawk and White of Story
county, who control sixteen and fifteen
votes, respectively. The winner would thus
get the thirty-one votes. Forty are neces
sary to a choice and either would likely
get nine votes from the field.
Indications now are that the republicans
will go into caucus Saturday with no one
candidate having a majority of the votes.
It was Intimated by a "standpatter" on
'the outside of the legislative organization
'this morning that the strength of these
representatives might be thrown to Paul
Stillman If Harding docs not develop win
Wing strength. An effort, however, Is be
ing made by all candidates to keep away
from factional lines. For Instance, Senator
Courtwrlght of Waterloo, and ardent so
called "standpatter," Is in the lobby work
ing In the Interests of Representative Fee
ley. Some progressive candidates thla morning
received letters from Representative Moore
of Linn county saying that in case there
was a factional caucus te decide upon a
nominee for the speakership that the
standpatters would bolt the caucus and vote
on the floor of the house for a democratic
speaker. However, hie contention was not
taken seriously by some of those receiving
the letters, for they claim to have assur
ance of standpat votes In the caucus and
upon the floor.
There Is a difference of opinion as to
whether the caucus should be held Satur
day morning at 10 or In the afternoon at 2.
No petition has yet been circulated and
probably will not be before tomorrow after
noon,, as members are slow in arriving.
Murderess May Recover.
MARSIIALLTOWN, Jan. 8. .(Specials-
Mrs. A. J. Powell, the Rockwell City, la.,
woman, who killed two of her children.
sho. a third nnd herself, is still living, with
prospect of recovery. The oldest boy
will probably also get well. The funeral of
the two younger children was held today.
The murderess Is now most repentent for
having killed her children, but she still
wishes death for herself.
Books Saved from Fire Show Guilt
of Parkins; House
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Jan. 8.-M!ss Nellie
O'Donnell. aged 30 years, a former cashier
and bookkeeper for the Schwarschild &
Sulzberger Beef and Provision company.
was arrested last night on a charge of
embezsllng 84,000 while In the employ of the
According to the police, Miss O'Donnell
has made a complete confession. The em
bezzlement took place In July, 1)8. A
Bhort time afterwards fire destroyed the
branch office of the company at which
Miss O'Donnell was employed. Most of
the company's books were burned. How-
tver. Miss O Donneu s casn dook was
found only slightly damaged. An expert
accountant, employed to investigate th
firm's affairs, discovered the shortage.
Miss O'Donnell asserts that she does not
know why she took the money.
Frank O'Dowd, also a former bookkeeper
for the company, wa arrested shortly
after Miss O'Donnell. The police assert
that O'Dowd signed a statement admitting
having received 8500 from Miss O'Donnell.
O'Dowd resigned his position shortly after
the fir and went Into the cigar business.
Miss O'Donnell also left tho company and
became his clerk. In her confession Miss
O'Donnnll says O'Dowd did not know that
sha had embezzled the money.
Miss O'Donnell entered the employ of the
company ten year ago and had been pro
moted from office girl to cashier.
Flrat Week Since November When
Receipts Are Lees Than
Last Year.
CINCINNATI, O., Jan. 8.-(Special Tele
gram.) Price Current says: Total western
packing was less than for the corresponding
week last year for the first time since
November, which condition appears likely
to be repeated with frequency henceforth,
The total western packing was 660,000, com
pared with 190,000 the preceding week and
770,000 last year. Since November 1 the total
Is 6.5:0.00, against 4,630,000 a year ago.
Prominent places compare as follows:
1908-9. 1907-8.
Kansas City .,
Mouth Omaha
St. LouU
St. Joseph ....
Indianapolis .,
Milwaukee ....
Cincinnati ....
l.t. l.O.iO.OnO
8:i6.0O bi6,UiU
Cedar KupUls
Sioux City ....
St. Paul
Cleveland ....
Secretary JVewherrr Has Plan for
Additional Ship Which Wonld
WASHINGTON. Jan. 8. -The authorisa
tion of an entire squadron of four monster
battleships was urged upon the house com
mittee on naval affair when Secretary
Newberry appeared before that committee
ytsUrday. Besides th battleships, he
said that th navy should be provided with
four new scout cruisers, ten destroyers,
four submarine, three colliers, one repair
ship, one ammunition ship and two mine
laying ships.
Secretary Newberry told the committee
that the new battleships should be of the
heavy single caliber, all big gun type, and
added that it waa desirable that a squad
ron of eight of thcae ships be completed a
soon a possible.
About 7&.uo0.0u0 would be required to carry
out th sercetary'a program for increasing
th navy as he outlined It to the house
committee oa naval affair tods
A Final Cloaranco at Positivoly tho Groatcst
Bargain Giving Values Ever Attcmptod
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President-elect and Future Secretary
of State Discuss Cabinet Timber.
Partial He port for Publication May
Be Made Thla Evening Rail
road Kmploye Endorse
AUGUSTA, Ga., Jan. g.-PresUlent-elect
Taft yesterday conferred with Philander C,
Knox, his secretary of state, on the sub
ject of cabinet appointments. Mr. Taft had
announced that the judgment ot Benator
Knox would have great weight with aim
In making up his cabinet. With this In
mind It may be stated that the preliminary
and formative periods of this Important
work have merged Into that ot making
definite decisions and of offers and ac
ceptances of places.
Mr. Taft would not discuss for publica
tion of otherwise what he said was the
long and most satisfactory talk he had
this afternoon with Mr. Knox. They will
be together practically all of tomorrow, as
the result of which tho president-elect In
"(Heated that it might be possible to make
a partial report for publication. Mr. Knox
said that with his chief accessible it would
obviously be undesirable for him to give
the publlo Information. Besides, he added,
the final declttlon on matters talked over
rested with Mr. Taft and these decision
may not have been made. It is understood
that Mr. Knox Is being asked to give his
judgment regarding men whom Mr. Taft
has tentatively selected.
Mr. Taft saad recently that no cabinet
offers were outstanding unaccepted, from
which It readily may be seen that the
conferences with Mr. Knox should brintf
the questions to a finality In the-, mind
of the president-elect. He afterward will
have to negotiate the offers, etc., with the
men he lias In mind. This will take time
and leaves to speculation the selection of
the Taft cabinet.
Mr. Knox Arrives at Noon.
Mr. Knox arrived at noon, and after
lunch went to the Taft cottage. After a
lengthy conference there with Mr. Taft the
two took p automobile rliie. The Pennsyl
vania senator is an enthusiastic golfer and
will begin the day with a game with the
president-elect tomorrow. While express
ing the willingness to pass as much time
here as Mr. Taft desires, Mr. Knox said he
hopes to leave tor Washington on Sunday.
Mr. Knox is chairman of the Inaugural
committee of the senate and hous and
said tonight he had told Mr. Taft that he
intended to see him properly Inaugurated
and his own appointment as secretary of
state made and confirmed before he ceased
to ba senator from Pennsylvania. Tbl in
dicates that Mr. Knox will not retire until
after the tth of March.
Senator Jonathan Bourns, Jr., of Oregon
came with Mr. Knox and expects to remain
some days.
That the organizations of railroad em
ployes favored the selection of Myron T.
Herrk-k of Ohio tor a cabinet place was-j
Indicated to Mr. Taft by Warren 8. Stone,
grand chief of the Brotherhood Of locomo
tive engineers.
Mr. Taft will partake of a barbecue Sat
urday as the guent of the Beach Island
Farmers' association.
Acting upon information Mr. Taft today
wrote a leper to Asa Q. Chsndier, chair
man ot the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce,
withdrawing his engagement to address the
negroes ot that city on his forthcoming
visit. A lively row Is on among th negroes
of Atlanta, It is understood, aa to wber
the speech should b made. This informa
tion and the advice is believed to com
from prominent negroes.
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Illinois Legislature Clashes Over Canvassing-
of Vote nnd Innngnra-
tion Is Postponed.
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Jan. 8. With the
two houses ot the Illinois ausembly in dead
lock over canvassing the vote cast for state
officers, there will be no Inaugural of the
governor and other state officers here Mon
day. The house and senate organisations
clashed today when the senate, dominated
by Governor Deneen, refused to participate
In a joint session to canvass the vote until
being fully assured relative to the plans
of the Shurtleff forces. In the event tha
democrats attempt to contest the guberna
torial election.
The deadlock may continue Indefinitely.
There is no opportunity for a change in
the situation sooner than next Tuesday, aa
neither of the houses will be In session un
til then.
Senator Gardner served notice on the
house of the senate's determination to stay
out of the joint session, and carried back
the word that the Shurtleff organisation
'would not pledge Its aotlon In the govern
orahlp mstter in advance.
The action of the senate means that all
the state officers elected must be Inaugu
rated at the same time. As there are but
two changes in the personnel of the state
officers, the ones who are elected will not
be seriously Inconvenienced by the delay,
since under the constitution each holds his
office until his successor is qualified.
The two state officer elected who are
kept out of their place are Lieutenant
Governor John G. Oglesby and Andrew J.
No business will be transacted In the
house until the deadlock la broken and the
vote canvassed, If present plans prevail.
Speaker Shurtleff has been informed that
this is In accordance with the constitution.
In the opinion of persons who have studied
the constitution on this point the senate is
not similarly governed and may proceed
with its work.
Governor Deneen's friends are at' sea
.'ompletely regarding their next move. Thoy
rely upon the senate organisation to pre
vent the governor from being ousted in a
recount In favor ot Adlal K. .Steveuson.
Friends of Governor Peneen declared a
plot to unseat him by unfair methods has
been discovered and frustrated, and that
the senators who declined to enter a Joint
session took the only safe way of prevent
ing a move on the part of the democratic
legislators to rush a petition for a contest
on the governorship Into the session and at
least secure the fixing of a date for the
contest and securing the appointment of a
hostile committee to hear the contest. They
declare the governor does not fesr the out
come of a real recount.
The democratic members of the house
were steadfast tonight In their refusal to
indicate their attitude about a contest for
"We will wait for a year. If necessary,"
said one of the democratic leaders, "and
then not give any assurance of what we
will do or attempt to do."
Kathervllle Midwinter Fair.
E3THKUVILLB. Ia.. Jan. S.-(8pecUJ.)-The
farmers' Institute and midwinter fair
will be held In the new armory at Kt ner
vine Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
January M, 27 and 2H. An excellent pro
gram Is being prepared, with such men as
Judge Quaiton and W. P. Morris aa speak
ers. A corn Judging contest will be held.
Dairying and ctlle raising will be largely
The midwinter fair promises to be the
best ever lielj In the city. Fifty-eight
premiums are Wring offered, representing
mm axpensive pieces ot farm machinery.
Ninety dollars Is offered In premiums to
the women's department.
A street parade, followed by a township
sports contest, will be given the first day.
Wednesday forenoon a moving picture show
will be given. Free coffe will be served
very day,
are not the usual sale
cloaks, misfits, odds and
ends bought at a discount
sale, but they arc our
stock of high-class
cloaks, finely tailored, well
lined garments, that will
give the wearer satisfaction
for years. We cannot afford
I one season to another, hence
MJwc oflcr tho following ex-
$12.50, $15.00 and $17.50 values,
Saturday Qr nn
$19.50, $22.50 and $25.00 values,
Saturday yg
$27.50, $29.50 and $35.00 valuesf
Saturday 011 7C
Greater Values Than Ever
for Saturday shoppers in our great Jan
uary Clearance Sale of fine Suits, Opera
Cloaks, Furs, Waists, Kimonos and Silk
Buildings in Wholesale District Dam
aged to Extent of $1,250,000.
Committee Appointed by National
Civic Federation Begin Its
Work Ilarrlman Hearing
Goes Over For Day.
NEW YORK, Jan. 8.-Threa downtown
flrea tonight destroyed property worth
f 1.250,000. One fire was on Howard
street In a building occupied by the
Thomas J. Lipton Tea company, F. C.
Hazard & Co. and the Crandall & Godley
company, the two last named wholesale
grocery firms. Explosions among the
stoc caused the fire to spread so that
the building waa soon a mass of flames.
A big building on the Bowery, occupied
by a number of manufacturing firms,
alsj was burned, as waa also one at 12
Crosby street. It required nearly three
hours' work to subdue the three fires. No
lives were lost, but there -were a number
of accident which Involved Injury to fire
men or citlsens. No one was fatally hurt.
Illll to Amend Sherman Act.
The announcement that It has appointed
a committee to prepare a draft of a bill
to be preuented to congress for th
amendment of the Sherman anti-trust act
was made tonight by the National Clviq
Federation. No Information waa given
regarding the chargea to be made, but
they will probably be in Una with thoae
suggested by Both Low and approved by
President Roosevelt and othera during
the last session of congress. The com
mittee consists of Beth Low, chairman;
Frederick P. Ftah of Boston, Frederick N.
Judsor. of St. Louis and Reuben D. HUH
man and Henry W. Taft of New York.
No attempt, it Is said, will be made to
submit anything to the present congress.
It is proposed to prepare a tentative
draft as soon as a careful study of tha
problem well permit. Thla then will be
submitted for examination and sugges
tions to various representative bodies In
all parts of the country and with the aid
ot the comment thus received th final
draft of the bill to be submitted will b
Harrlma Casa Goes Over.
Ccunsel for the government and for th
Ilarrlman railroads consulted today to
determine what portion ot evidence taken
before the Interstate Commerce commis
sion should be admitted In the govern
ment' suit to dissolve th merger ot
thos; roads. The taking of further evi
dence in this case was therefore post
poned until tomorrow. Subpoenae hav
been issued for Jacob II. Schlff and Ott
II. Kuhn of Kuhn, Lob at Co. fiscal
agentu of the Ilarrlman road, whom art
defei.dants In the suit and they may b
called to testify. It Is expected the gov- '
eminent' case will be closed In a few
Kmalre Theater Bold.
The Empire theater, now under least
to Charles Frolnfan, was sold under th
hummer today, together with thre other
building on Broadway, for $860,000, to
Al Dayman of the theatrical firm of Al
Dayman & Co. Mr. Frohman lease has
threo more yeare to run.
stockholders Vote te Increase Can.
Ital stock from Fifty ta
laty Millions.
CHICAGO, Jsn. I -The stockholders of
Bwlft and Company, at their annual meet
ing today, UtcUled to Increase th capital
stock from lU.Ooo.ouO to The re
port for the previous year showed that
OOO.OuO had been paid out in wage
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