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THE OMAHA DAILY REE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1900.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA
Offt 15 Scott Street.
torkert Milt carp'-
F.d Rogers, Tony Fault beer, j
Lewi Cutler, funeral director. 'Phone 37. I
Woodring I'ndertaktng company. Tel. 3SD
Ma.te.tlc ranges. P. C. De Vol Hdw. Co
Two. three or five rooms for rent. 631
Went H mud way, upstairs.
Ralrfl. f .onti-nn ker Roland, under
taker. 'Phones 122. 14 No. Main 8t.
Hot ash causxi a fire at the residence
of Ous Melslcr, 319 North First atreet
yesterday noon. A chicken conp and a
small outhouse were more or leas dam
aged. The committees havlnir In charge the
arrangement for the proposed Indoor cir
rus at the Auditorium will meet thla ev
ening at 7:30 o'clock In the lecture room
of the First Congregational church.
Rev. Henry DeLong performed the mar
riage ceremony yesterday for Norman
Heine and Janle Ranaon, a young cmiple
from Honey Creek. la., and for Albert
ftfevera of Walnut, la., and Marls C
Juhl of Corley, la.
A Twrae belonging to O. H. Catterlln,
Nineteenth avenue, caught the calk of
aniline In the railroad track on Sixteenth
avenue yeatnrday afternoon. The animal.
In lta efforta to free Itaelf. tore lta hoof
off. and was a hot to put It out of Us
The time for the fuera.1 of the late Mies
Catherine O'Neill, which wai to be held
thla morning, hat been changed to Fri
day morning at 9 o'clock, from St. Francis
Xavlef'a church. Rev. Father O'Neill of
ficiating. Interment will be In 01. Joseph
r. B. Btough and Mra. Mary J. Sellers,
both of Creston, la., were married In thla
rlty yesterdav. the Ceremony being per
formed bv Rev. James M. Williams, at
ike parsonage of the Broadway Methodist
hurch. Mr. Stough ia a conductor on
the Burlington railroad.
J'he : cost ot a shave in Council Bluffa
!s to be fifteen cents Instead of a dime
ift nnil after February 1, according to an
agreement entered into by the members
,r the Hat beta' union. Thla lfi-cent rate
will include" a nerk ahave. which hereto
fore ha cost five cents additional.
FARMRfia INTERESTED 11 ROAD
It or I Tarrlera Report Liberal I'ae of
- . V . the Road Drag.
it Is ratifying to see how the farmers
of 'this county are commencing to realise
the Importance rf good roads and how
easily tmy can be secured by the syste
matic u.e of the road drag." remarked
M". H. James, president of the county as
sociation "of rural free delivery carriers
Rutal null! carnere, probably more than
nnyonc else, are deeply Interested In thj
movement for good roads and they have
waged a vlgorms campaign In this direc
tion In rnttawattumle county. They have
euccecc'cd In interesting the farmers, with
the result that yesterday President James
wis ubl to report that thirty-four miles
cf road had I ren worked with road drags
since the snow thawed.
The report deals with the territory
coveted by six of the rural routei cut of
Council Bluffs mill shows the following
work done by different farmers in the
ir era! townships:
riruie 1-Tctcr llulf, t.el township, four
milrs; Ben Marl-'". Lewis township, eight
Route 2 Will nm A c n, Keg C reek t wn.
shin, c tiw mile; Fi nest Bauerkenipcr. l.ewis
township, two miles. Not complete.
Route 4 Henry Killers (lamer township,
three miles; StHcemnt. brothers, Oarner
township, two miles.
Route 5 Churl" M' iill. H.zi Dell town
ship, two miles; John Jensen. Hazel Dell
township, two miles; I. Roosa. Oarner
Uwnali'p. two miles; Groigc T. Kurd, Hiot
Dell township, two miles.
Route 6 Oeorge W. Shipley, (jarner town
ship, five niika; le Mc.Mullen, Hazel Dell
township, one mile.
Tl.e farmers. Carrier James said, use
different mnl-cs if road drags. Uoorg;
PI ipley of tlarner township lias Invented
nn Ingenious road drag, which. Mr. James
said, does splendid work
Tie annual cnnventli n of the county
organization of rural free delivery carriers
of which Mr. James Is president nnd one
of its most active members, will be held
at Neolii.on Fchruary 22. At this meeting
off li.ua for the ensuing year will b" elected
at.d a (Irlcsn c- to the national convention
Real Kstate Transfers.
Thcao transfers were reported tn The
Bee. January '.7. by the Pottawattamie
County 'Abstract vompany of Council
Bluffs:.. .. ....
J. P. Uieenshields and wife to
Frederick . Test, lot 3. In block
' .:. Home Place Addition to Council
Bluff r. wd t 160
Benjamin Fehr Real Estate Co. to
Verne Henjamln, lot 3. in block 9.
in Benson's 2d addltlun to Council
Bluffs, wd lui
W. W. McRoiy to K. P. Donton,
e'i, ne. se't ol S-76-4l. Exctrd 1,!00
Albert F. Hughes and wife to Eugene
C. Conwell.- lot 18, In block 37. In
Central aubd.. In. Council Bluffs.
Chss. R. Stout and wile to Jesse Smith,
rf1,. nwV. and n. 30 acres of sek,.
nwl4 of T-77-43 wd 4,190
I.-. D. Weodmlinsec, single, to H. P.
Johrson. lots f, 9, 10. 11, in block 7.
Carson, Js.,wd. R.oOO
Votal six transfers
From the time you
light it to the moment
' the butt end burns
proves itself King of
all ten cent cigars. A
properly cured Havana
filler and Sumatra
wrapper account for
its fine bouquet and
its smooth smoking
ASK VOI R CIGAR MAX.
Ctuta. loovaa Cigar Co.,
usaaaa, ak-. suox city, la.
Both 'Phones 43.
WATER LITIGATION LONG
Attorney for Naih Company Sayi Lju
dence Will Be Taken for Months.
JUDGE GETS ELECTION NEWS
Federal Jarlat Receives tb Official
Word that Taft Bad ah e ran a a
Carried Iowa la Ka
Judge Smith McPherson held a short
session of United States court yesterday
morning, at which he made In accordance
with the terms of the stipulation agreed
upon by City Solicitor Kimball and coun
sel for the C. B. Naah company of Omaha
relative to the taking of testimony In tha
salt to restrain tha city from further pro
ceeding to iaaua tha $600,000 bonds for the
construction of tha proposed municipal
J. J. Ferguson, ena of tha district court
reporters, was decided upon as referee, to
taka the evidence In shorthand and extend
It. Tha. selection of Reporter Ferguson
was approved by the court.
In the opinion of l F. Crofoot, attor
ney for the C. B. Naah company, It will
be several months before the injunction
suit will be ready to submit to Judge
Smith McPherson. City Solicitor Kim
ball had expressed the opinion that the
taking of testimony and other prelim
inaries should be completed so that the
case might be submitted to the court some
time In April, but Mr. Crofoot said yea
terdav he believed that it would be the
latter part of May and possibly June be
fore matters would be in readiness for
the court. He said he based his estimate
on experience in preparing similar cases.
Jadg Receive Election News.
Almor Stern of Logan appeared before
Jude McPherson yesterday in the capac
ity of a special messenger and presented
to the court the official report of the
electoral vote caat in Iowa at the general
election laat November.
The law requires that when the electoral
votes are counted In each state and the
official report is made up there shall be
three copies made. One is sent to the
president of the senate at Washington by
mail, a second Is sent to the same person
by a special messenger and a third Is car
ried by special messenger to the Judge
of the United States district court In
whoso district the capital of the state
is situated. In Iowa it falls to Judge
Discussing this practice Judge McPher
son, in conversation with attorneys and
othera grouped in the court room yester
"During my experience as district Judge
I have received three of these notices
When the first one came, I must confess
I did not know what to do with it. I
looked up the law and found the condition
Just stated, but could find no provision as
to what was to be done with the docu
ment after the president had been In
augurated. I wrote to the late Senator W.
B. Allison about it and he said In a letter
that he supposed the Judge kept the notice
as a memento.
"The two notices before the present one
I sent to the State Historical library at
Dos Moines and after Mr. Taft haa been
Inaugurated I shall send this last one."
Jaryraen Are Chosen.
The grand and petit Jurors for the March
term of the United States court in this city
Were drawn yesterday afternoon, but the
namea will not be made public until some
time In February. Twenty-five grand Jurors
and thirty petit Jurors were drawn.
"Tho list of Jurors will not be made
public at this time," said W. C. McArthur,
clerk of the United States district court,
"because it has been found that as soon
as the names are published In the news
papers the court Is deluged wHb letters and
calls from the Jurors who wish to be ex
cused from serving. In order to eliminate
this condition as nearly as possible and to
save the Judgo from such annoyance, the
names will be withheld until later."
Lincoln Committee Meeting,
A general meeting of the several com
mlttees having In charge the arrangements
for the public celebration of Lincoln's
birthday anniversary on February 13 will
be held this evening In the' auditorium of
the public library building. It Is expected
that the program committee, of which
Victor Bender Is chairman, will be pre
pared to announce a practically complete
The committee yesterday had not secured
anclher speaker in place of Judge N, V.
Macey of Hailun. It r.aa been in corre
spondence with three prominent speakers
and probably will be able to make some
definite announcement this evening.
The committee having In charge the col
lection of Lincoln mementoes requests that
all persona having such which could be
appropriately used In connection with the
public celebration communicate with the
chalrninn or members of the committee.
It ia the belief of thla committee that many
Council hiufts people have relics and me
mentoes which would be deeply interesting,
particularly in connection with a celebra
tion such us It Is proposed to hold. Mrs,
Charlea M. Harl Is chairman of the com
mittee, the other members being N'. P.
Dodge. H. H. Field, C. T. Officer. Rev.
J. M. Williams and Mra.W. O. Wirt. The
meinbera of the committee will take per
sonal charge of any relics which may be
loaned for this occasion.
Licenses to wed were issued yesterday to
Name and Residence. Age.
f. B. Btougii. Creston. Ia 47
Mary J. Sellers, Creston, Ia 4t
Norman Haines, Honey Creek, Ia 21
Janie Ransom, Honey Creek, Ia U
Albert Slevera. Walnut, Ia X
Alarie C. Juhl. Corley, Ia 22
R. A. Epperson. Crecent, Ia M
Jane Fealherston, Missouri Valley, Ia. . 44
Get HUNTER S Special Fur Prices.
Mnalrnl Instruments Stolen.
The police yetserday were asked to look
out for and arrest a trampish looking In
dividual who la aaid to hava stolen a
phonograph ai.d a violin from the residence
of Ed Blusher, a farmer of Uarner town
ship, a few miles east of the city.
Blusher . had moved part of the family
belongings Into the house on a new farm
he had rented and on one of the trips with
a load of furniture he discovered that
the front door had been broken open. In
vestigation showed that the phonograph
and violin were mlsaing and that an In
cubator had been smashed Into kindling
While it Is supposed the thief must have
been of a musical turn 1 of mind Slusher
Is at a loss to understand what particular
grudge he had aalnst the Incubator.
A man who was carrying a violin case
and a bos about the else needed to contain
ii phonograph was seen beaded toward
Council Bluffs by a rural mall carrier
SOTHI rOItl Ot WATF.R WORK
Litigation F.snerted ! Tie I n Work
"The whole matter la stagnating." is
the way Councilman Jensen, chairman ef
the committee on waterworks, put It when
asked yesterday what progress. If any.
was being made towards a solution of the
It Is said that more than one of the
city officials is now of the opinion that
it probably would be tr the best Interest
of the city to open negotiations for the
purchase of the present plant. Mr. Jen
sen said he thought It probable negotia
tions might be opened looking to this
end, but that any suggestion, so far ae
his committee was concerned, must come
from the company and not from the city.
"No such move has yet been made, how
ever, and the whole water question ia
City Engineer Etnyre is at present at
work revising the plans for the settling
basins of the proposed municipal plant
and perfecting plana for a clarifying sys
tem. The size of the settling basins is
to be greatly reduced from what was
originally designed by Mr. Etnyre, and this
Is due to the proposed adoption, at the
suggestion of Burns St McDonnell, the
hydraulle engineers of Kansas City, em
ployed by the city to assist in revising
tha plans, of the system of clarification
of water, such as la used In St. Louis
and other cities.
In thla system a chemical combination
is employed which la mixed with the
water as It Is pumped from the river
and which. It Is claimed, precipitates sedi
ment and destroys any germs which may
exist. In other words, this clarification
system will give the people of Council
Bluffs "pasteurized" water both to drink
and to bathe In.
With the Installation of such a clarifi
cation system It will be able to reduce
the resevolrs In size to the width of half
a block. The experts have suggested
pumping machinery with a capacity of
8.000,000 gallons a day and the pumps, If
the suggestions are carried out and 'he
plant Is ever built, will be duplicated as
a safeguard ajainst breakdown. -Councilman
Jensen said yesterday that thla ca
pacity would, it was estimated, suffice
for'a city of 50,000 people and probably
would be adequate for the needs of Coun
cil Bluffa for the next twonty to twenty
Regarding the "hill" service In the pro
posed new plant City Engineer Etnyre
said yesterday, "One high service plant
will be put in provided the city has the
money. It will probably be installed on
Hazel street. Eloetrlc pumps will be used
and will be operated with power gener
ated at the river power station, A sys
tem of check valves will be emplowed to
prevent the pressure from the high ser
vice system affecting the mains and ser
vice pipes on the lower levels."
The litigation which has ensued over the
water bonds, It is generally conceded iy
the city officials, will preclude any pos
sibility of the work of construction on
the proposed municipal plant being begun
CONTEST OVER LIQUOR LICENSE
Missouri Valley People Are Becoming;
MISSOURI VALLEY. Jan. 2.-Speclal.)
Missouri illcy, for years tho only
"wet" town In the county went "dry" on
January 9, and since then the hottest pro
hibition fight in its history has taken the
attention of the people and the clergy.
The "wets" scored the first victory last
night when the city council, by a vote
of 4 to 2, granted two permits to August
Beirbock, who will open saloons on Jan
Several yeara ago Missouri Valley had
four saloons, but one was forced to close
and the other three have been paying
license since equal to that paid by the
four, and now Mr. Bierbock will be re
quired to pay a license equal to that paid
by the three that were closed, amounting
to J5.100, beside the mulct tax of 11,300.
Last summer an Injunction was Issued
against the three saloons making illegal
sales, and on January 7 the grand Jury
returned indictments against all three for
selling to minors, so on the following Sat
urday all closed voluntarily and shipped
their stock out of town. When the case
was brought to trial all pleaded guilty
and were fined $600, beside signing an
agreement not to again engage In the sa
loon business In Missouri Valley either in
person or through agents.
A petition was then gotten out by the
prohibitionists, which, If signed by 00 per
cent of the voters of Missouri Valley, will
again close the saloona and make the
city council powerless to grant new per
mits. The first step along this line was
taken laat Sunday night when at the an
nouncement of the pastors of all the
churches the several congregations gath
ered at the New Theater for a union cit
izen's meeting. The theater was crowded
to the limit, both factions being largely
In evidence. About 50 per cent of tho
necessary namea were obtained at this
meeting, and an attempt will be made to
get the rest this week or at the union
meeting tha. is to be held next Sunday
lovrn Mews Notes.
CRESTON A dividend of 10 per cent has
been ordered paid on all claims, both com
mon and general, of the defunct Corning
Slate Savings bank.
FORT DODOE-On Lincoln's birthday,
February 12, the Fifty-sixth regiment band
will go to LeMars to assist the United Com
mercial Travelers in the celebration of the
day by giving a concert and playing for a
IOWA C1TY-A telegram received here
yesterday confirms the report that M. J.
Mooney. the man who waa killed In the
Republic disaster, waa the husband of Miss
okella Griffith, a former well known Iowa
City girl. '
CRESTON Sam Jarvla, an Interpreter for
a Gieek gang working for the Wabash
road and living in a car aldetracked at lm
cgene, shot Ills uncle three times, one shot
taking effect in the man a cheek and mav
prove fatal. The wounded man was taken
to the Wabaah hospital at Moberly, Mo.
MARSHALLTOWN Revival meetings,
which have been in progress at Spencer,
la., for the last week under the direction
of Rev. Mtlford Hall Lyons and J. Dale
Stunts, have resulted In SJ0 conversions in
the town and surrounding country. At on
meeting recently 275 professed Christianity.
MARSHALLTOWN While stealing s
ride on the "blind baggage" of an Iowa
Central passenger train. Floyd Lemke.
aged 17, of Grinnell. la., waa shaken off
the train by the audden atop made at Oil
man last night, and his felt leg crushed
Just below the knee. The leg was ampu
tated. IOWA CITY Mrs. Elvira Lewie, a pio
neer of Iowa City and Johnson county,
died yesterday morning in her 84th year.
Bhe haa resided tn Johnson county for
forty-four years. She ia survived by her
children, Mrs. T. H. Morford. Mrs. M. A.
Breese, John L., George and David C.
MARSHALLTOWN tllder the name of
the Marshalltown Interdenominational
Charity society, the principal churches of
thla rlty have banded together to promote
the establishment of a widespread and In
fluential organiratlon. the purpose of which
Is to be the caring for the needy of the
of liver and bowels in refusing to act la
quickly remedied with Dr. King's New I -in
Pills. SSc. For sale by Beaton Drug Co.
OUARASTISE h EXPENSIVE
Iowa Cities Want the Legislature to
Change Present Law.
BIG CONTEST OVER INSURANCE
Druggist tre Liberally Slanlng
Petitions to Have the Privilege of
telling l.lejnor Taken Away
I From a Staff Correspondent.)
DE8 MOINES. Jan. 28.-8peclal -Under
shelter of the Iowa laws relating to quar
antine Iowa people are In the habit of
forcing the cities and towns to support
them while feigning illness from con
tagious diseases. Families with sore
throats have sought and 'secured quaran
tine for diptherla and have compelled
doctors to order quarantine.
This Is the startling accusation which,
forms the basis of a series of petitions
pouring In upon the legislature from var
ious cities and towns demanding a change
In the quarantine laws. The demand is
that quarantine be- ordered only by the
board of heath, acting as a board, or
the mayor upon the advice of the health
officer; that persous quarantined be fur
nished with food and fuel only under
direction of the board or its agent and
be made a matter of record; that physi
cians and medicine be provided at public
expense only when the families are too
poor to pay for same. There la also n
demand for a change in the law aa to
In teres! Inn Insnrance Contest.
There Is now little doubt, that an Inter
esting contest will be precipitated over the
plans which have been In the making
for a number of years for a general read
justment of official duties at the atate
house, In the Interest of economy and
better sorvlce. While this only affects
the offices which are controlled by the
members of the state executlvo council,
yet there Is a wide difference of opinion
as to what should be done. With regard
to attaching the banking and financial
department to the state treasury there Is
not much disagreement, but It Is not quite
so unanlmoua that the department of
public accounting should go to the secre
tary of state and that criminal statistics
should be taken from his office. The first
real fight of the session la promised over
the plan to transfer the insurance de
partment. It la being opposed on the
ground that there ia no room for It aa
a seperate department and that It would
be expensive The fire Insurance com
panies are already at work on the mem
bers and fighting the measure. State
Auditor Bleakley waa largely responsible
for the agitation for the change two years
ago, for aa head of the insurance com
mission he was strongly for the change
In the interest of economy. At that time
the Insuran.-e people all favored the
change. State Auditor Carroll, now gov
ernor, also recommended tho change In
two or three of his reports, and this at a
time when he could not be accused of
having any selfish Interest In the reform.
The senate Judiciary committee reported
for Indefinite postponement the Burgess
bill to chango the law rule in regard to
collection of accounts for newspapers re
ceived but not directly ordered and newj
papers received after the expiration of the
The senate passed two small appropria
tions, one for maps and one for pay of the
legislative employes. The house did not
pass any bills. if
New Bills Proposed.
An Interesting new bill was by Senator
Smith to provide Jor regulation of hotels,
requiring fire escapes, extinguishers, etc.,
and making the civil engineer of the State
Board of Health a state Inspector on talary.
Representative Moore of Wapello Intro
duced a bill to create a commission of five
at $$ per day to survey the Des Moines,
Cedar and Iowa rivers and report on water
Senator Proudfoot introduced a bill to
foibld cigaret smoking by children and
also to forbid Sunday amusements.
Senator Clarkson Introduced the bill by
the labor leaders tpr a change In the ruin
In regard to assumption ot risks of em
ployes. 8euator Moon dffered a bill to require
that candidates for the legislature pledge
themselves to abide by the result on senator
at the primary or niake a statement saying
that the primary 1$ not binding on them.
Representative Miller of Bremer offered
a bill to have the International Harvester
company investigated with a view to pro
ceeding against it ffcr alleged violation of
the anti-trust laws.
Representative Sankey offered a bill for
uniform fire Insurance policies and limiting
insurance to three-fourths ot the value ot
the property Insured.
Fetltlons are being circulated throughout
Iowa asking the legislature to deprive
druggists of the privilege of selling alco
holic liquors. In Des Moines thirty drug
gists have signed the petition. It Is said
tl at as many more liave signed In Daven
port. Friends of the movement believe
that much opposition will develop, because
it hits a department that is profitable in
n any stores'.
YEAR FOR FAST CHAUFFEUR
Plead tialltr to Manslaughter for
Causing Death of J. K.
NEW YORK, Jan. 2S.-Henry J. Bene
dict, formerly chauffeur for Charles R.
(Boots) Purnell, wis sentenced today In
tha Nassau county court at Mlneola, long
Island, to one year in jail on a charge of
manslaughter In the second dogrce. to
which Benedict had pleaded guilty.
Benedict was driving Durnell's automobile
on June 21 last when his car smathed into
the machine of J. K. Arosemena of New
Rochclle, a director of the American Cop
per Plate company. Mr. Arosemena died of
Injuries received In tho accident.
Tragedr In Black llllla.
WASTA. S. P., Jan. 28. Edward Morris,
a prominent Black Hills merchant, killed
David Jennings, a clerk In his store, and
dangerously wounded hl wife. Morris left
town and retumed unexpectedly during the
night entering his home by a rear window.
Ha found Jennings there and killed him In
stantly, a moment later firing a bullet Into
his wife's body. She will probably lecovei.
Jennings has been a clerk In Morris'
store and boarded at the Morris home.
After the shooting Morris went to Rapid
City and gave himself up to the sheriff,
being later released on M.Otrt bond.
Many little live nave been saved by
Pole's Honey and Tar, for coughs, colda,
croup and whooping cough. It Is the only
safa remedy for infants and children as It
Contains no opiates or other narcotic drugs,
and children like Foley's Honey and Tar.
Careful mothers keep a bottle In tha housa,
Refuaa substitute Fuf sals ui; all drug.
If ADVANCE g?
We place on Sale on Our Main Floor a New Shipment of
Wholesale Dry Goods Stock
These Waists are on
first time All in
From the Steinfeldt
aged by water 45 Inches wide Cashmeres
and Henriettas, Actually Worth SI a yard,
in full pieces, Saturday for first, time
g FROM THE STEINFELDT STOCK Slightly Damaged by Water
Men's and Boys' Shirts, W4
TO 75c, at
Men's and Boys' Shirts, worth to $2.00, will go at 29c and 49c
Men's Fine Hosiery, worth up to 50c a pair, at, pair 15c
Men's 75c Spring Neckwear, worth to 75c, will go at 9c and 25c
Men's Underwear, worth up to $1.50, will go at.'. . -39c and 50c
Men's, Boys' and Children's Caps, worth to $1.00, at 15c and 25c
Men's 75c Suspenders at. .17lAc Men's $1.00 Belts at. .15c
Ways 50c Sweater Neck Mufflers for 25c
SATURDAY at BR.ANDEIS STORES
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Mayor Calls for a Test of Paving
Brick Before Signing Contract.
RESULT MAY OCCASION VETO
Shamrock Athletic tlnh rolls Off a
Mixed Card of Boxing, Wrtrst
llna; and Other Athletic
After having asked the council In the
matter of the paving contract of West L
street to wait for a test of the materials
used In the paving before awarding the
contract, the mayor refused yesterday
morning to complete the contract without
making a test of the paving brick to be
used by the two bidders.
Accordingly a test of the brick was made
at Twentieth and Nicholas streets. This
resulted, It is slated, In demonstrating that
the Coffeyville brltk stood the test better
than the Purlngton block.
According to the resolution passed in the
city council Tuesday evening the contract
was awarded to the National Construction
company on the ground that the council
considered the Purlngton block the better.
Therefore the mayor will ask the council
to reconsider Its action. Whether the coun
cil will refuse and compel the mayor to
veto the resolution Is a matter of specula
tion. The test of the brick was made In the
presence of both contractors and under the
supervision of the mayor and city clerk.
One good effect of letent competition Is
shown In a reduction in the bidding from
J2.-4 to Sl.so per yard.
Contract May Be Blocked.
I The contract for paving I. street In South
! Omaha may - be tied up In the courts by
reason of recent developments. Although
Hugh Murphy was the low bidder the
council let the contract to the National
Construction company at a higher figure
and now Mayor Koutaky refuses to sign
the contract. Andrew Rosewater, city en
gineer of Omaha, was asked to make a re
port on the relative merit of the different
paving bricks and has submitted the follow
ing report to Mayor Koutsky;
i nnMnMuni'. with rrnueat of Mr. Georae
W. Roberts, city engineer of yuur city, I
have this date made what is Known us
rattler test of ten Coffeyville vitrified
paving blucka. weighing elgnty-two pounds,
s'niuliaiieouly wlin lime Purlngton vliri
fied blocks, weighing eighty-two puunda.
Those present were Messrs. Frank Kout
sky, mayor of Suuth tJinalia; Ueorge W.
Roberts, city engineer ot South Omaua; J.
J. tilllen, city clerk of South Omaha; K. It.
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.. L 4..c ..f il.u 1 inn:. I Construction'
company: George Parks, president National
Const! uction company; Oeurg.! Munioe,
manager for liugii Murphy; Andrew Hos--water.
city cng'iieei of Omaha; t. T.
Petersen, chief clerk engineering depart
ment of Otiiaha; Dean Noyes, superiiilend
eni of asphalt repair plant ot Omaha;
Oeoige ltedinan in chargu ot jaids, an.i a
nunioer o' others. .
T 1 1 - c .i ail n a t u i .l r . u u le
l . eliu .ttl.tfl llil j,uUlu.. oi j,,.
In"eai li chamber, consisting of two sites:
Bewnty-tive pounds consisted of ten pieces
aeigliing seven and one-half pounds each
and the remaining S pounds, consisting of
one and one-half inch cube, each weigh
ing seveii-elglitlis of a pound; as prescribed
In tin standard for rattler lest, adopted
by the National Brick Manufacturers' as
sociation. The. rattler was operated con
tinuously lor one hour at the rate of thirty
revolutions per minute, or l,f revolutions
In all. .
The results of aaid tests are aa follows:
Loss of weight of the Purlngton block was
fourteen pounds, making a loss of 17.07
Tha Coffeyville block developed a loss of
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New Spring Lingerie Waists
Sale Saturday for the
New Spring Styles.
of Spring Dress Goods
Stock Slightly dam- "k "v r 1 I
Mee's FiiFiSshiii Goo
Be Sold Saturday at Wonderful
eleven and one-half pounds, making a loss
of 14.02 per cent.
From these tests, it Is evident that both
the Purlngton and the Coffeyville block
come within the requirements of paving
specifications which limit the loss to
18 per cent.
The Purlngton block In this case has a
margin in its favor of .93 per cent; and
the Coffeyville, a margin of 398 per cent
In excess of requirements.
About 200 of South Omaha's enthusiastic
lovers of the sports met at Barton's hall
last night to witness an athletic exhibition
consisting of several contests with gloves
and a wrestling match between Kinney and
Hansen of Omaha.
The exhibition waa conducted under the
auspices of the Shamrock Athletic club.
This club has been newly organised.
The wrestling bout was limited to fifteen
minutes on account of the fact that the
mat was a ring mat and too thin and hard
for a long hard contest. Kinney was thirty
pounds heavier than. Hansen, but waa un
able to throw him In the limited time. Two
or three times It looked like a fall would
be secured, but Hansen wriggled out at the
critical moment. He got his opponent Into
several tight holes, but none good enough
The boxing bouts brought out representa
tives from the age ot 9 years up to
maturity. Buddy Ryan and Jimmle
Kleldusty represented the Infant class.
Ryan showed the belter form. Elmer
Qulnn and Kid Kail represented the 14-year-old
class. There was little choice
between the two, but Kali had a trifle the
better of It.
In a bout between Wade and McCarthy,
Wade started strong, but slowed up In the
second. Both boys were tired out In the
third and fourth.
In a contest between Martin and Vance,
Martin seemed to have the better of it
most ot the time. Vance was heavier, but
Two colored men. Price and Langford.
went on for four rounds, which closed with
honors about even.
Spider Kelly and Mazzle of Omaha fin
ished the exhibition with a bout which. In
the first three rounds, was fair. Mazzie
tired out, having volunteered to meet Kelly
on the spur of the moment. Kelly was to
have boxed Fr.usnik of Omaha, but the lat
ter, refrsed to box without a SuO purse.
This the club han not agreed to give, so
Mazzle, without training, went tn and kept
the crowd from disappointment. As long
as he held out he put up a game fight. The
contest was conducted under the survell.
ance of the police. The colored men were
the only contestants who approached the
realities of a ring contest.
Reception for . Departing I'oaplea.
The reception for Mr. and Mrs. M. Carl
Smith and Mr. and Mrs. John Caughey,
given at the home of Mr. and Mra. K. I,.
Howe Wednesday afternoon, was attended
by a large number of South Omaha people.
By way of entertainment,. Mis. Fred Towl
and Mrs. Perry McD. Wheeler sang a duet,
and Miss Adeline Dlm-jck and Master Scho
vllle rendered piano selections.
The geusla were waited on by commit
tees of the Women's Missionary society.
The guests of honor, the :iost and hostess
and Dr. Wheeler were In the receiving line.
The Missionary society presented each of
the honored departing couples with a book.
John Caughey was not present, having
been In Ksnsas City for several days. He
reports to his South Omaha friends that
he likes the city;
A abac Sale.
Commencing Saturday, Jan. 30. that s worth
your attention. We shall offer you your
choice of 6 pairs ladies' shoes, all leathers,
at 11. si a pair. , .
There Is not a pair in the lot but what
the Steinf eldt
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sold from $2 60 to $4.00 pair In this lot are
Queen Quality $3. 13.60 and $4 shoes.
Plngree & Selby makes, regular S3. 60 and
S4. A lot of young ladies' low heels, sizes
2 to 6, calf and dull colt skin shoes that
will give great wear.
We are making a price on these goods
that will sell them fast, so come In early
to be fitted.
CRESST THE 8HOEMAN.
, South Omaha.
Magle CIIji Uosslp.
Jetter's Gold Top Beer delivered to any
part of the city. Telephone No. 8.
COAL! Try Howland's celebrated Sliver
Creek. Office, 438 N. 24th St. Tel. South 7.
Mrj. O. H. Brewer will entertain tho
Presbyterian King's Daughters Friday aft
ernoon Joh.. Carnes was arrested last night bv
Chief Brlggs on the charge of cruelty to
The Ladies' Aid society of Lefler Memo
rial church will hold a home bakery nali
at Katskee & Beldlng's store. Railroad
avtnue and Washington street, all day
The following births have been reported:
John Herotrlno, 735 North Twenty
seventh, a girl; Oeorge Casper, iZt S, a
Claude Armstrong waa dismissed yes
terday from the charge of wife desertion,
having convinced his wife that he had not
The Infant daughter of Joe Sepmnk, 1W
North Thirty-eighth, died Wednesday
morning The funeral will be held at 8
a. m. today to St. Mary's cemetery.
The meeting of the I'loneer HiNtoflral
society Tuesday evening was on of Hie
best In point of Interest of any of' the '
serslons of the society. Many short ad
dresses were made by the pioneers touch
in upor the early davs of the city. Hazel
Moum, Katherlne Rowley, Alice Davis, ths
Misses Heeman and Mr. Houtherland con
tributed with music and readings. Th
meeting February 23 Is to be In honor ol
the olo soldiers.
BABIES SUBJECT TO
KICK OFF THE COVER AND
How One Baby Was Cored of f
Dreadful Cold by Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy.
All the world lo?es a hab? ami everyone
is more or less interested in their health and
happiness. There probaliljr never was a
baby that did not kick off the covert and
take cold; in fact, babies are particularly
susceptible to colds and croup, and the favor
ite remedy for these ailments is Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy, Jt alwayg gives quictc
relief ted ii pleasant and safe to take, in
fact, it contains nothing injurious. Mothers
have become acquainted with this fact and
do not hesitate to give it to their babies
when such preparation is required. Mrs.
John I). Harmon, of Melfa Station, Va.,
save: "About two weeks ago our baby had
a dreadful cold, and at one time I feared it
would have pneumonia, but one of our
neighbors told how Chamberlain's Cough
Kemedy had cured her little boy, and I be
gan giving it to our babv tt once ami it soon
cured her. I had tried other remedies aod
they all failed to do her any good. Our
baby it now well and we heartily thank
Cbaoiberlain'e Cough Remedy, for it cured
ber. 1 cannot recommend it too highly or
tay too much in ii favor. I hop all who
read this will try it gad be oaTiao4 a. I
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