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THK OMAHA DAILY" nEE: FKIDAY, FEBRUARY 10. 1909.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA
OUlc IS Bcott Street
Davis, drug. ;
Borwlck, wall paper.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director, 'lliora j;.
Wood ring Undertaking company. Tel. 3JS.
FAL'ST BEEH AT ROGERS' BUFFET.
Vajestlc ran., P. C. DeVol Hdwre. Co.
B'g piano ale now on at Hoepe'a. it
Be ready . fd the big sals at Hospe'e.
rut flowers, Herman Bros., florists. It
Pearl atreet. . ..
Pyregraphv' outfits and wood. Alexan
der's. 33 Broadway.
Two, three tr fl-a rooma for rant, 631
Wc-at Broadway, upstairs.
Pheet music prlres ahot to pieces at
Hoapa'a. Saturday, 2 Pearl tt.
Plenty of lielp. not long waiting at
Hospe's. 29 Pearl St., Saturday.
BAIRD, l.ONOICNKCKER POLAND,
undertaker. 'Phone 12. 14 N. Main fit.
Harmony chapter, Order of the Eastern
filar, will meet In regular aesalon thla
UET TOl'R . TVAT.L, PAPER WORK
T)NK RICiHT. 8EE BORW1CK, 211 SO.
MAIN ST.. ,
No hnuae In any city baa aurh a tlls-
f la v of muKlc on aale Saturday aa at
fospe'e. I Pearl St. Come in and aee.
TJr. V. 1j. Treynor hss gone to Dee
Moines to attend a meeting of the board
of the atata university, of which he Is a
A building permit waa Issued yeaterday
to Joe Hanson for a one-story frame cot
tsge on North Eighth atreet between
ANenuea F and O to coat 11.160.
Ivanhoa homestead. Brotherhood of
American Yeomen, will meet thla even
ing In Knight of Pythian' hall. A full
ntter-datK-e Is desired, aa there Ishuslniss
of Importance to come before the meet
ing. I'avalua M. Church and Alice Toolltt!e,
both of Caraon, la., were married In thla
city, tlm ceremony being performed In
the parlor of the Kiel hotel by Rev. O.
W. Snyder of Bt. John English Lutheran
David Roai-h and John Lewis were ar
retted by the pollre yesterday on the
charge of breaking ' and entering the
chicken coop on the premises of Thomaa
Johnson. 2416 Avenue F, Tuesday nlfiht
and stealing about a dozen of Mr. John
Bon's beat Plymouth Rock chlckena.
. Rev. Henry Tm Long performed the
marriage ceremony yesterday for Ray
Hilton and Fdlth Reed, both of' Randolph,
la.; Clarence O. Evans of McClelland, la.,
and Klsle M. .lone of Neola. In.; Joshua
R. Terrell and Evelyn Caughell, both of
Caraon. la., and C. F. Neer of "Wichita,
Kan.i and Lucy C. Uooch of Omaha.
Counsel for Hansen A Nlelaen yesterday
filed In the district court a motion to
dismiss the contempt proceedings on the
ground, amongflt others, that the Injunc
tion, which the firm la accused of violat
ing was Issued against a copartnership
and ' not against the Individuals. The
-ae may possibly, come before Judge
At a special meeting of the Park board
yeaterday afternoon arrangements were
made to enclose the tract of land outside
the city limits known aa Island park.
The board also Informally discussed the
proposition of securing land for a park
in the western part of the city. In order
to be able to purchase the land required
there would. have to be legislation to em
power the board , to levy a tax for the
purpose, aa the ordinary park funds
would not auffice. -
Mrs. 8. F. Breckenrldge of Springfield,
O., president of the executive committee
of the Lutheran Woman's Missionary so
clety of the United States and Mra. K. B.
Shaffer of Delaware. O., general secre
tary of the aume committee, will be prea
ent at and address the missionary meet
ing of fit. John's English Lutheran
church to be held Friday afternoon at
the residence of Mrs. Ole Raamussen. 71
Mill street. The executive committee of
the Lutheran Woman's Missionary so
clety has give aver $4,000 towards the
local church and also annually asslsta to
support the pastor. This will be the first
visit to Council Bluffs of Mra. Shaffer,
who Is on her way home from a tour
among mission churches to the Pacific
Cne Fischer I'pright, walnut case, full
sire, in perfect condition. Has been uacd
for concert purposes; I as been thoroughly
irpajred and la just the thing for a be
r!;.nr. Will ! be r sold on eaay payments.
C'cats when new f610.00 now at $136.00.
, "Exchange Department."
Hospe's Lincoln Stock of
Bhlppoa to Council Bluffs aad will
go oa sale
'SATURDAY, FEB 20th
.11 T 5. people of Coon- D
ell Xlaifs aad vicinity the grandest H
opportunity ever ksown. Mottling like H
eitf " V P
THIS KVSIO afTST BOLD BS
OABDX.SSS or COST.
The latest popular aonga. marches,
two-steps, three-steps, waltiea and in.
ytrumental music at so, go, xoo and
lao par copy. To make thla an annual
clean-up we. Include In thla aale all
the music that has been displayed in
our wlndowa or on our altow countera
TKU Till UTTSmSMT TBACXBBS
. ' M rill Include in this au'le all the
.ran u, graaea music lOe
THIS IS WWW X.ATB MVBIO. '
About a year ago we opened up a
Sheet music department In our Lin
coln store but owing to the limited
room we found our Piano department
reiju red every Inch of apace, ao de
rlde.l before this stack should get old
on twir hands, we would dispose of It
regardless of cost. After carefully
considering ae concluded not to out
the music on aale in Lincoln, but to
give' our patrons and the people of
.ejncil Bluff, thla great benefit, be-
evlng that in dulng ao It would be
the greatt-ei alvertsi-ment and Indue,
nieni we could offer them.
Miaie Arranged ia Saetloaa for Your
J I Conrsnleaoe
- We are all working ta make this
the greatest sale of any kind tnat has
ever taken olara In nv , iiu .
Bing tlie music in aectiona all over ou
walla, ahow cases, counters, ete. Si h
title s en be read plainly and big price
cardg In each section. We anon prloea
o aaea display made bv any Trious
in this country. Nothing like It la
Chicago. iw Tork, jsoatoa or aa
othar place, '
Thla la not a lot of junk, but select
ed music pf the latest and beat kind
It r.nta us from two to three times
what we are. sel1ng It at.
Thla Sate Starta Saturday, ret. fcota.
Be Masio Vlayed or Ordered at
Frioea ef This sal. Plenty of Bain
A. HOSPE CO.,
O. O. Over, If an agar.
Taa lowest price aCusle aa4 riaaa
fore ia toe wat.
covacti. Bvvrrw. iowa. i
Pearl St. SoaUl ataU St.
CresMsl Caadart aaewaie Wearer at Clauag
wwt jiC-M.a, ,aa.
U4 l, - 'jf est Uaaa ea
an nasi, lit enu sart
Both 'Phones 43.
DOBBINS TO BE ARRAIGNED
Alleged Swindler to Have a Chance to
Plead Thii Morninf.
NO EFFORT MADE TO SECUHE BAIL
Ultaweod lis( Mis ConTlcted of
EatlelBR Glrla late mm Immoral
Resort Jary Oat Oaly
' Shart Tlaae.
County Attorney Hess yeaterday notified
Harl & Tlnlsj. counsel for John R. Dob
bins, under Indictment on the charge of
larceny of H0.CO0 from T. Wv Ballew, the
Princeton, Mo., banker. In connection with
an alleged fake horse race In this city isst
October, that he would be prepared to have
the defendant arraigned before Judge Thor
nell In district court this morning.
As far as Is known Dobbins has pot made
any effort yet to secure, a ball bond In the
sum of S,000, and Is still enjoying the hos
pitality of Jailer Hill at the county prison.
Outside of his attorneys and hla wife no
one has called at the county jail to see Dob
bins, so If any local men were mixed up
In the alleged fake horse race yhlch Banker
Ballew claims cost him $30,000. they have
not up to date come to aee the man who Is
charged with getting away with the money.
Mrs. Dobbins, who Is a stylish woman and
handsomely gowned, has apartments at the
Neumaycr hotel, where she denies herself
to all callers and refuses to be Interviewed.
Arthur Edmonds, charged with enticing
Mauds Myers and Bewsie Walling, two
young girls from Olenwood, la.. Into a
house of illfame In this clly on the night
of November 18, waa found guilty yes
terday afternoon In the district court.
The jury was out less than half an hour
and It Is said took but one ballot.
The .penalty for the crime of which
young Edmonds, whose home la In Olen
wood, has been convicted. Is from three
to ten years In the penitentiary, under the
indeterminate sentence law.
Burr Wright, another young man from
Olenwood, who waa Indicted jointly with
Edmonds, will not be tried until the March
term of court. He has been out on bonds
In the sum of $600, but It was stated yes
terday that the county attorney would
probably ask the court to Increase the
amount of the bail.
In Edmonds' defense yesterday it was
argued that there was no evidence that
the defendant was aware of the character
of the place where he and his companion
took the young girls and that the defend
ant did not have Immoral intent in taking
the girls to the place.
Damaging testlmdny against the defend
ant was given by Peter J. Droada, who
conducts a aaloon at 801 Hickory street,
Omaha. He testified that early In the
evening of November It Wright, Indicted
Jointly with Edmonds, was In his saloon
with a brother-in-law of Bessie Walling
and that later ho came In alone and
wanted to purchase blackberry brandy and
"knockout drops." The wltncaa said he
told the young man that he did not keep
or sell "knockout drops" and declined to
sell him the brandy.
'A 'motion of the defense to strike-the
testimony of Saloon Keeper Drpada out
was overruled by Judge Thornell, ' as waa
a motion to take from the Jury and direct
a verdict for the defendant. 1 ; ' '
Edmonds has been in the county Jail
ever alnce he was bound over to await
the action of the grand Jury fy Police
Judge Snyder on November 17, having,
unlike his companion, Wright, been unable
to furnish a ball bond. -
FORRESTER RECOVERS RAPIDLY
Police Inclined to Doubt Story aa to
How Ha Waa Hart.
Henry Forrester, the boxcar tourist from
Delavan, Wis., who was taken by the police
to the Edmundaon Memorial hospital suf
fering from a deep gash In his throat,
Monday afternoon, was reported yesterday
to be rspldly recovering from his injury,
and he la now thought to be out of danger.
The police have doubts about the truth
of the man's story that he was attacked In
a boxcar while enroute to Council Bluffs
and that he'lay for over two days In the
car after being so severely wounded. They
say the man would have perished of cold
If he had been In the car Saturday and
Sunday nlghta. It la believed Forrester got
Into s. fight with some fellow tramps dur
ing Sundsy night at the Milwaukee depot
or in the yards nearby. Monday morning
employes at the depot discovered a large
pool of blood on the rear platform and
there were blotches of blood on u hand
truck which tvas on the platform. Indica
tions were that some person who had been
wounded and had bled freely had either
lain or seated himself on the truck. The
mystery aurroundlng the blood on the plat
form was, the employes at the depot sur
mised, cleared up when they heard of For
rester showing ip with a deep gash In his
throat and a story that he had lain for two
days In a boxcar In the Milwaukee yards.
Little Volame of Verso. '
J. Schuyler lxng. head teacher In the
Iowa School for the Deaf, ta the author of
a little book of verse entitled, "Out of the
Silence," Just Issued from the press. The
author, who Is totally deaf. Is a graduate
of Gallaudet college, Washington, D. C,
where he took the degree of master of arts.
The little book of 140 pages Is replete with
verse of a strikingly poetic quality.
Throughout the versification la smooth and
rhythmical. An optimism which la health
ful pervadea each poem of the.' collection,
and aa poetic expreaslona from, one who Is
deprived of the sense of neartng will un
doubtedly attract attention.
The following atanza. taken from the op
ening poem In the little book, "I Wish
That I Could Tell." Illustrates Mr. Long's
graceful style of versification:
And I wish that I could tell them
of the moat delightful things
Thut 1 hear and ace In atlcnrn
When my Inner fancy svngs;'""
i. i, j
And I wish that I could tell tliem
Of the muaic In the hand.
When in aong It moves In rhlhm
But they .would not understand.
V. M. C. A. Draatlaa; Contest.
The Council Bluffs Toung MiC Christian
association has accepted a challenge from
the Omaha association for a debating con
tost. The question to be debated- was left
j w ith the Council Bluffs representatives and
i"jr nave seieciea tne aubject used la the
high echool debating contests, name'y: "Re
solved. That the government ihould hava
exclualve control of all corporatlona doing
Interstate business., constitutionally
The debate probably will bo held in about
a month and the Omaha association build
ing will be the scene of the forensic strug
gle. The Omaha representatives will select
which side of the question (J) desire to
debate on. - ' ' . .
1 ha Council B uffs association be rep
resented in the debate by Henry IVterson,
Louis Couk and Henry Cooper. Cook la a
member of the high school debating team
and ia thoroughly familiar with the ques
tion to be debated, having In the reerat
contests with other high school argued It
from both the negative and affirmative
Real Estate Irene fere.
These transfers were reported to The Bee
February 17 by the Pottawattamlo County
Abatract company of Council Bluffs:
Clsrence E. Weaver and wife to Kato
Swarta Krott, lot 10, block S. In Btute
mini Second add to Council Bluffs.
w d $ If
H. Q. McOee and wife to W. H. Case,
part lot 7. block 20. In Hughes A
Doniphan's add to Council Bluffs,
w d i
C. E. and Edith J. Btallard. single, to
Benjamin Fehr Real Estate com
pany, lots 22 and 24 and e4 feet of lot
13. block 26. In Ferry add to Council
Bluffs, w d LOCO
Jonathan Jonea and wife to Albert P.
Frye, ns ne4 ne of S:-77-44, w d.... 1,100
William Brandt, single, to Thomas C.
riumer and wife, w aw wU e1
swl of 33, and part e se of 32-74-4J,
w d 18,000
Five transfers, aggregating $18,560
Amnsementa for Andltorlaaa.
The new Auditorium building la to be
converted Into an amusement place. The
directors of the Auditorium company have
closed a contract with Sterrett A Williams,
amusement managers of Chicago, whereby
the latter secure a lease ef the building for
a year. They will convert It Into a skating
rink and amusement place. The lessees, it
Is stated, Intend to add various amusement
features to the skating, - They will offer
other attractions. Including wrestling
matches and moving pictures. It la under
stood that the directors reserved the use
of the building for the Horticultural Con
gress and Fruit Show.
Licenses to wed were Issued yesterday to
Nsme snd Residence. Age.
Ray Hilton, Randolph, la 24
kidltli Reed, Randolph, Ia 20
B. A. Larimer, Afton. Ia M
Martha Florence Byers. Council Bluffs... 38
Clarence O. Evans. McClelland, Ia 22
Elsie M. Jones, Neola, Ia ,
8tm Harper, Council Bluffs..... 30
Grace Parks, Council Bluffs 19
O. F. E!krbeck. Dumfries. Ia a
Bertha Welke. Council Bluffs , 23
John F. Dlnkel, Council Bluffs 12
Caroline Ciegel Hansen, Council Bluffs.. 21
C. K. Ncer, Wichita, Kan SI
Lucy C. Gooch, Omaha 41
. Hrpbarn Contest Goes On.
CRESTON. Ia., Feb. 18.-(8pec(al.)-It Is
now stated that as soon as the officials
concerned In the Hepburn-Jamlcson contest
are released from smallpox quarantine, the
contest will be resumed In Decatur and
Union counties. An extension of twenty
daya time has been granted Hepburn'a at
torney, according to official notice given
out In Des Moines by Jamleson's lawyer.
Earl Furguson of Shenandoah. It la stated
the contest haa not been officially dropped.
Steals Coat to Attend Dane.
IOWA CITY., Ia.. Feb. l.-(SpeciaI.)-Thomas
E. Alyea. the sophomore In the
University of Iowa who was arrested In
Des Moines Saturday for ateallng an over,
coat so that he might appear at the Junior
prom properly clad, has returned to Iowa
City. He did not go to his room on re
turning, simply registering at the Burkley
Imperial hotel. He will re-enter the uni
versity. Much regret Is expressed locally
over Alyea's arrest. His record here is
good, so far as Is known. .
Iowa 71 owe V otes.
CEDAR FALLS Superintendent D. M.
Kelly has given notice that he ia not a
candidate for re-election, but will aever
hla relatione with the Cedar Fall a schools
in June, after having given nine years of
service. His future plans are not yet an
nounced. CRESTON Word was received here yes
terday by relatives that Frank Bodeman,
well known here, had met a tragic death
at Minneapolis. No particulara were given
aa to the exact manner in which death
came. He has a number of relatives here
and at Greenfield.
RED OAK Red Oak has Just completed
a fine new armory and it is to be formally
opened to the public February 23, which
date ia the same as the annual Inspection
of the Iowa National Guard company at
this place, and elaborate preparatlona are
under way for the affair.
CHARITON The mother of W. B. E.
Luak of Charlton celebrated her 98th birth
day recently and up to that date she waa
very active and enjoyed good health, but
a fall has rendered her almost helpless and
It is feared may prove fata. She has lived
In Iowa over seventy yeara.
IOWA FALLS J. B. Markham. who haa
been agent for the Rock Island road here
for the last eight yeara, and who haa
been in the service of that company and
Ita predecessor, the Burlington, Cedar Rap
Ida A Northern, for twenty-six yeara, haa
realgned aa agent and will engage in busi
IOWA FALLS The sudden death of
Miss Anna Jensen is a particularly sad
one, aa ahe was to have become a bride
In a few weeks. She was 20 years of age
and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. P.
Jensen of this city. She was taken sick
about two weeks . ago with appendicitis
and died Saturday evening.
CRESTON Nine contestants from the
Corning High school are being drilled In
the preliminary by Mrs. W. E. Robb of
this city to enter the state oratorical con
teat. The winner at Corning will enter the
Griawold contest for state honors of the
southwest district. The Corning prelimi
nary will be held Friday night.
MASON CITY-An election will be held
soon by the Fifty-fourth regiment of Iowa
National guard to select a major to suc
ceed Major George M. Parker of Ida
Grove, who will retire at the end of hla
period of enlistment on April 20. Captain
A. C. Johnaon of the Ida Grove company
is the leading candidate, with excellent
chancea for election.
MARSHALLTOWN Jamea A. Whltr
more, who for two yeara, until very re
cently, was slate secretary of the re
ligloua work department of the Young
Men's Christian association. . will leave
Sioux City on May 1 to become secretary
of the religious work department of Mas
sachusetts and Rhode Island. Mr. Whit
more will live in Boston. Since December
Mr. Whitmore baa been general secretary
of tha Bloux City asaoclatlon. Previous
to accepting that office he lived in this
MARSHALLTOWN Division Road mas
ter John Laughlin .of the Iowa Central
today received a telegram from Boland,
Ark., telling of the aerlous accident that
befell his Son. Leo, aged 14 yeara. who
haa been away from home for several
months. Late this afternoon the family
received a telegram telling of tha boy's
death as a result of bis Injuries.
LOGAN The fiftieth anniversary of the
marriage of Mr. and Mra. William Arthur
waa celebrated at the home in Logan yea
terday. Mr. Arthur, when a young man,
tn company with the late William B. Al
lison, moved to Iowa. Since the marriage
of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur. February Id,
1Ko9. eight children have been born to
them, seven of whom are still living.
IOWA FALLS It is reported here that
H. E. Morfitt. a former well known news
paper man of Iowa, will anon return ta
this state and re-engage in the newspaper
busineaa. Mr. Moffltt. a few yeara ago,
aold the Grundy County Republican to
O. E. Smith, formerly of the Union Star,
and haa been in the employ of a daily
newapaper lit eaatern Ohio. He is back
here on a viait and It ta atated haa taken
an option oa a Hardin county newspaper
proiierty with a view to purchasing It and
re-engaging in the weekly newapaper busi
neaa in thla part of the atata.
IOWA FALLS The debating societies In
the college here have each Just held their
oratorical conteata In order to select the
beat taieut for the leama that will meet
the teams from 1-eander and Clark col
lege of Toledo In Joint debate. The honors
in the academy went to Messra. Tidman,
Krelg and Krsts, who will meet the
academy debating . team from Leander
Clark. Mr. Wirda waa chosen aa alter
nate. In the college debating team Harry
Vtatthewa, Clarence Thorp and John Han
son were chosen to reprearnt the college
in the coming contest at Toledo. L a.
Stuart was chosvn alternate.
WORK OF THE LEGISLATORS
Senator Sannden Hai a Bill Aimed at
White Slave Traffic.
CHANGES IN THE PRIMARY LAW
Employers' Liability Bill Provokes
Lively Debate in the Senate!
hmt Finally rnaaea that
(From a Staff Co-respondent. I
DES MOINES, Feb. l.-(8pecial.)-Sena-tor
Saunders of Council Bluffs Introduced
a bill this morning that Is aimed at the
"white slave" traffic in Iowa. This mess
ure provides that It shall be a crime for
any person to detain or confine any fe
male by force, false pretenae or intimi
dation for an" Immoral purpose. This Is to
be punished by Imprisonment In the peni
tentiary at from one to ten years.
Senator Dowel! In the senate this morn
ing Introduced a bill requiring that all
street cars In the state be furnished with
airbrakes by January 1, 1910.
Nichols of Muscatine has a bill permit
ting the use of voting machines at pri
mary as well as at general elections.
The bulk sales bill was Introduced In
both branches of the general assembly
The house this morning passed the Koonts
bill as emended by the senate, providing
that cities under 10,000 may levy a -mlll
and cities over that else a a-mil! tax for
fire protection purposes.
The senate passed the house bill which
provides the secretsry of state shall Im
mediately upon the passage of a Isw send
certified copies to every clerk of the dis
trict court In the state of Iowa.
Upon request of Senator McManus con
sideration of the bill providing holidays
and vacations for guards at the Fort Mad
ison penitentiary, went over to FVIday
The senate committee on military af
fairs reported for Indefinite postponement
the house bill which eliminated all amuse
ments and sports on Memorial day. The
law will accordingly remain aa It Is, rr
mitting games after 3 p. m.
. Balluff of Scott county this morning
Introduced In the house a bill which has
as its purpose the removal of the names
of electors from the primary ballot and
leaving the selection of tliese to the state
convention, the same as Judges of the
su reme court are nominated. It also pro
vides for abolishing the blanket ballot and
provides there shall be a separate ballot
for each party, all pinned together and
given the voter, who shall select his ballot,
ttsr It off, mark It and return It with the
unused ones to the judges.
The employers' liability bill provoked a
erltable storm in tha senate this morning
when called up for consideration. This
bill provides that contributory negligence
on the part of the employe shall not be a
total bar to recovtry, but shall be con
sidered by the Jurors In fixing the damages
and amount to be recovered. It was carrlel
by a vote of 37 tp 8.
Liability Law Chnnge.
A much discussed bill by Peterson to
change the rule of law in the matter of
assumption of risk on account cf the negll
gerce of fellow employes on railroads was
reported, to thg 'senate favorably. It defi
nitely provides that the company shall not
be exempt from "payment of damages be
en use of the assumption that the employe
knew of the danger Incident to negligent
employes elsewhere In the service.
Within a short time It will bo necessary
for the two houses to hold afternoon ses
sions to clear their calendars. The houso
is permitting Its.' calendar to grow larger
and the committees are this week turning
In a great deal of work. Sessions aro now
held beginning at o'clock each morning,
hut the afternoon are given over to com
Action In the legislature on the bills to
put a stop to the monopllstic tendency of
the merchants engaged In handling butter
and produce of all klnda may' be helped
by the fact, as It has just been disclosed,
that a big fight la on as between the small
shippers and tha big shippers for a dis
criminatory rate cn produce sent in carload
lots eastward. The big shippers, those who
are connected with the big commission
houses and are related to the car lines,
are said to be moving for a reduction In
the rate on carload lots to eastern points
so that It will give to the carload shipper
an advantage of 23 per cent over the
shipper in small lots. A bill Is pending to
prevent the big butter companies from
killing off the co-operative creameries and
to this Is to be added a bill to put a atop
to rate cutting on the part of the produce
Big Woman Suffrage Meeting;.
The suffragettes are planning to have
a monster meeting at the Auditorium
Sunday. They will sing "The Battle
Hymn of the Republic." They have en
gaged the Henry band and a choir from
a local church. Prominent women from
all over Iowa will be here for the meet
ing, which will be the biggest of Us kind
ever held in lows.
Gaa Malm Break Nearly Kllla Two.
Charles W. Rodgers and wife, living 011
Sixth avenue, narrowly escaped death by
gaa asphyxiation early today. A gas
main in their , bedroom broke. Mrs.
Rodgers was rendered unconscious, but
her husband managed to get out of the
room and call a doctor. Up to a late
hour Mra. Rodgers was unconscious.
Commandant for Cadets.
First Lieutenant Morton C. Mumma,
Second' Iowa cavalry, Fort Dea Molnea,
was today elected commandant of the
atate university by the Board of Regenta.
Lieutenant Mumma will succeed the pres
ent commandant Captain Weeks, when
his term as commandant expires In
Deride oav lVtnlBslldln( is March.
At meetings of the Masons the second
week In March a vote will be taken on
the question of building a new temple
in les Moines. It Is proposed to erect
a building to coat $100,000 and make It
the flncat temple In Iowa. It la not
known whether the new building will be
an exclusive lodgo building or a business
LEAVES WIFE TO TRAIN FOR RACE
Boat t'lab Man Goea Homo to Get
' MASON CITY. Ia.. Feb. lS.-(Speclal.)-Becauee.
as he alleged, he was training
for a boat race in which his club, the
Manhattan, waa to take part, and for that
reason the food , that he secured at his
another's home has nurtured him better
than that which his wife cooked for him, Is
the chief defense set up in the petition
for divorce on which Howard R. Slivers
of New York. City wss granted legal
aeparatton from Jessie R. Stivers of this
city. Mrs. Stivers sued her husband for
Drainage Convention Aetjenrns.
FORT DODGE. Ia.. Feb. l.-(Speclal
Tlrraia.)--Tha Sixth State Drainage aa
solation convention closed here tonight
after an especially beneficial session.
Former officers were re-eleited. as fol
lows: Toung of Alanson, president, and
W, H. Davidson of Ames, eerretary-treas-urer.
The committee on legislation re
solved to draft a bill to be presented to
the next general assembly asking an ap
propriation for a temporary dralnago and
waterways commission to handle the
business of the state drainage effectively.
CANNED ORATORY FOR PtTRIAMS
Mayor I'nloada Welcoming; Speech
Into a Phonograph.
SIOUX CITT. la.. Feb. l.-(8pecial
Telegram.) That Sioux City has an
ubiquitous chief executive was demon
strated today when Mayor Scars wel
comed the Knights of Pythias of the
Ninth and Tenth districts and at the same
time was lobbying in Des Motms In fa
vor of desired municipal legislation.
Mayor Sears said. In part: "I give you
the keys of the Corn Pslare City, etc,"
but he ssid It through a phonograph. Be
fore leaving for Des Moines he had made
a record of his speech and this was un
loaded on the Pythlans at the psychologt
cat moment this afternoon. s
Shaw Visits Old Home.
DEN1SON", Ia., Feb. 18.-iSpeclal Tele
gram.) Ex-Secretary L. M. Bhaw ar
rived In Denlson today to look after his
extensive Interests here. He states he
does not expect to go to Kansaa City, but
will head a Philadelphia trust company
and will move his family to that city
from New York. He expects to resch
Waahington In time for the inauguration
of Taft, with whom he sat In Roosevelt's
INDIANS ARE NOT IN ACCORD
Conaeanently Bill to Snbmlt Claims
to Conrt la Likely
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The bill authorizing the Omaha In
dians to bring suit in the court of claims
against the government for money alleged
to be due them, Introduced by Senator Bur
kett and Congressman Boyd, looks now as
If It would fall, of passage In view of a
division among the Indians themselves
over the terms of the measure. Senator
Burkett Is Insisting that his bill should
be passed, as It recognises the contract
with Hamlin, who has an old agreement
with the Omahas. The Boyd bill recog
nizes other parties and there is the rub.
Congressman Boyd Is not sure but that
his bill Is the better and will therefore
Insist upon its passage. In any event
there Is little hope for action at this ses
sion. Washington Gainer of Michigan.' who de
livered the Lincoln day address before the
Young Men's Republican club of Lincoln,
has returned to Washington greatly elated
over the treatment accorded him by the
young republicans of the Nebraska state
Congressman Pollard and wife and Judge
Boyd and wife will go to Old Point on
Saturday to witness the homecoming of
the battleship fleet after ita world-girdling
Senator Brown returned from Indiana
today, wfiere he went to address the tariff
commlmrlon "convention. ;
The Secretary of the interior has re
ceived a petition signed by a large num
ber of settlers on the Shoshone Irrigation
project In Wyoming for the sale of a lim
ited portion of the Powell townsite. The
vicinity of the Powell townsite . Is being
settled up rapidly and It la desired to
have locations for schools, churches, tele
graph and depot facilities and the advan
tages of a trade and social center within
a reasonable distance of their homes. The
date of the aale will be published as soon'
aa tha townalte plats have been approved
and the lands appraised."
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Levy of Omaha ar
rived In Washington this morning from
Florida and are guests at the New Wil
lard. Mr. Levy and wife have been spend
ing tha winter In the Bermudas, Havana
and Florida, and are enroute to New York,
where Mr. Levy has business to occupy
his attention for several weeks prior to
PECK THINKS HE HAS A CLUE
Missouri Senator Searching; for Ran-
sir Daughter Goea to
A possible clue to the solution of the
mystery of the disappearance of Nellie
Peck waa given in a letter received by
Senator J. W, Peck of Missouri Thursday
morning from relatlvea In David City. This
letter Is from a cousin of the missing girl
and gives some Intimation of a conversa
tion she had with Nellie Peck shortly
before the latter left David City for Omaha.
Senator Peck went to David City thla
afternoon to have further' talk with bis
niece and believes that he may derive
some Information as to the Intentions of
his daughter from this conversation with
her cousin, with whom she was on the
most Intimate and confidential terms.
From David City. Senator Peck will re
turn to his home In Missouri. He is now
fully satisfied she Is not In Omaha and will
make no further search hero for her. In
the meanwhile he has telegraphed or writ
ten to all relatives and known friends of
his missing daughter, some of whom live
In Chicago and others In St. Louis.
Judge Troup, an old friend of tho family,
who has been assisting Senator Peck In
the matter since he hss been in Omaha,
expresses the hllet that Miss Nellie will
yat appear and give a full explanation of
Senator Peck, with Detectives McDonald
and Walker, who have been working on'
the ease, had an Interview laat night with
the conductor and brakeman of the North
western train on which the young woman
came from David City to Omaha. Both the
trainmen remembered the girl, the brake
man eapeclally, as his home is at David
City and he had met Miss Peck there.
On the trip to this city he talked with
her several times and says there was no
one else on the train with whom she was
All her conversation waa along ordinary
linea. with absolutely nothing to suggest
that ahe was thinking of going anywhere
but to her boms In Missouri. In fact, she
msde reference to her Intention of Disking
but a short stop In Omaha and of then
going to Westboro,
After Omaha was reached I the trainmen
lost sight of the girl and are able to throw
no further light on her movements.
BERLIN WOMEN ARE ATTACKED
One Aasanlt Ocesrs on Stairway of
BaUdlng Containing; Police
BERLIN, Feb. 18. Four more women and
girls were stabbed late thia afternoon by
the unknown criminal, who has made more
than a score of assaults with a knife. In
ths suburbs of Berlin during ths laat few
days. The wounds inflicted today were
not severe. In one instance the alabbing
occurred on the atalrway of a lieuae In
which a police at at ion la located. Many
arrests hsve been made, but the men have
been released after proving an alibi.
Foley's Honey and Tar cleara tbo air
passages, stops the Irritation In the tfcroat,
soothes the Inflamed membranea, and the
moat obatlnata cough dlaappesra. Bora ami
Inflamed Kings are healed and strength
ened, and the oold Is expelled from the
system. Refuse any but the genuine In the
fellow package. Bold by all druggists.
(FROM NEW YORK WORLD. JUNB $. ($
STATEtJ ISLAND MAN IS
STRONG FOR COOPER
Had Been In a Precarious Condition
For Long Time.
George W. Tucker, of Granltevllle,
Stairn Island, is smong those who hava
become strong believers Jn L. T. Cooper.
On Wednesday, when interviewed at
Cooper's headquarters he said: "A month
ago I waa, a chronic dyspeptic, caused by
catarrh of the Stomach. Now I am a well
"I came here a month ago, saw this man
Cooper, got his New Discovery medicine
and started taking It. At that time every
thing I ate caused gas to form In my
stomach immediately. For an hour or
so after meals I would be In pain, which
would not leave me altogether until nearly
time for the next meal. I had to be ex
tremely careful in what I ate, aa I could
only digest the atmpleet food. My appe
tite was very poor and I was nervoua and
ill nourished, due to tha failure of my
food to digest properly, I felt tired and
run down and lacked vitality. I did not
sleep well, only getting about four hours'
sleep a night, and tossing about even
when asleep. I would wake In tha morn
ing Just as worn out aa when I went to
Winter Trips 0
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Milwaukee & Si. Paul
Sleeping car and steamship reservations made through
to destination. Tickets via all Trans-Atlantic Steamship
line& Folders, rates and complete information on applica
tion. ' ' ' , . " ,
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Station Chicago. Leaving 7:25 A. M., 6:00 P. M. and 9:58
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28, March 3. Including return limit March 8.
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BANK DEPOSIT INSURANCE
Booth Dakota Hosts Pasaes Measnro
Making- It Voluntary with
PIERRE. S. D., Feb. It (Special Tele
gram.) The house has declared for bank
deposit Insurance and It la up to the sen
ate to do the rest. Practically the whole
of the afternoon session of the, house was
taken up in discussion in committee of the
whole of the bank "Insurance proposition.
The bill as, finally adopted by the com
mittee and passed by the house, is a far
different meaaure than the Oklahoma law.
It provides for a voluntary association of
banks, and limits the Insurance feature
to deposits at 4 per cent or. less Interest.
Any deposit at a greater rate Is at the
risk of the depositor, just as at present.
Tha discussion took a wide range, and
most of the members were given an op
portunity to air their views, out of all of
them but one admitting he did not under
stand the banking business.
py consent White was allowed to Intro
duce a bill In the house, its provisions
being to prevent the marriage of common
drunkards, habitual criminals, Imbeciles
and other prohibitions.
After voting on several motions to ad
journ, and re-refer, the house finally
passed the senate bill which requires rail
way companies to place viaducts either
over or under their tracks wherever or
dered by town boards or city councils, and
to keep the same in good repair.
The bouse live stock committee attempted
to start a back fire on the bill to repeal
the free range law. by presenting a bill
to allow the question to be put to a vote
on petition pf S per cent of the voters
of a county,' Instead of the majority pro
vision of the present law.
The senate wasted no time In talk and
disposed of twenty-seven bills at tha aft
ernoon session, among them the Laurson
resolution for a constitutional amendment
for four-year terms for legislators, half to.
be elected every two years.
GRAND DUKE VLADMIR DEAD
Favorite tnelo of the Csnr Esplres
Bnddenly la St. Feterahargf
ST. PETERSBURG. FVo. It -Grand Duke
Vladimir, who had been alightly ill for
pome time, died suddenly here today, i One
of the attendant? physicians visited the
grant! duke thia aflrnoon and a poke most
reassuringly of hla condition. Half an
hour later, while taking- tea with the
members of his household, be was seised
with asthmatic spasms and died almost be
fore a prleat arrived. The grand ducheas
was present at the time and his sons.
Grand Duke Bores and Grand Duke An
drew, arrived a few minutes later.
Tho aniperor on learning of tha death
of hla favorite uncle, proceeded imme
diately by special train to Bt. Peteraburg
"I have been In this rnadltlon for a
long time and have tried In every way to
find something- that would help me. I
have been dlacouraged during the past
year to such an extent that I did not. be
lieve I would ever be well again. I start-'
ed to take this medicine with very little
faith In It, but I thought perhaps It would
do mo some good for a while at any rate.
It has done more for me thsn I ever hoped
It would. ' I now have a fine appeflta and
eat anything I choose. I have no longer
any gas In my stomsch and I alep well
at night. t have gained weight and
strength, and no longer have the dull.'
tired feeling that troubled me constantly
for several years. There Is no question
but that Cooper haa a medicine that will
work wonders for stomach trouble. It Is
the only thing I have found that helped
me In tha slightest." -
Cooper's New Discovery rs now on sale
at leading druggists everywhere. We will
send Jto anyone upon request Mr. Cooper's
booklet, In which ho tells the reason for
most chronic Ill-health. The Cooper Med
icine Co., Dayton, O..
1524 Farnam Ot.
W. A. Preston
T. P. A., 244 Clark St.,
and entered the capital unheralded. He'
attended a requiem In the lata grand duke's
chamber, at which the dowager empress
also was present. The funeral probably
will take place oc February M.
OUTPUT OF PACKING : HOUSES:-
Farther Deerestt - ta - Koteal Ja tha '
Marketing: of Hoaje at Weet', '.
CINCINNATI, O.. Feb. l.Special Tlo-" i
gram.) Price Current says: A further de-,
crease Is shown In tha marketing of hoga. j
Total western packing was 636,000, com-,';
pared with 670.000 tha preceding week and,.;
"80,000 laat year. Since November 1 the '
total Is 10,866,000, against 8,860,000 a year ago. ;
Prominent places compare as follows! . ''
1901-S. j T.
Chicago 1,470,000 2..omi.
Kansaa City 1.446,000 '
South Omaha t6.004 Ktt.onivv
St, Louis SIS.OhO Hlk.Otift.-
Bt. Joseph gll.ono . (iiJ.omi
Indlsnapolls S2,0fi0 UTO.OOO1
Milwaukee M7,0nn 6OTAll.r
t'incinnatl 2-.'7o 1 Sisn.fmo
Ottumwa 2l2.ft .. mo.ni
Cedar Raplda , 114.000 2te f i
Sioux City (6.000 346.000
St. Paul 347.000 ' ' :ws,rti '
Cleveland ,.: SJ6.000 2S5.OO0 ,
FIGHT FOR DALY-WEST MINE"
Bsasergtr MrCarmlek Forr-ea gnereed -la
Retaining Control of
Property. ' "
. DENVER. Feb. H.-The fight for, tha cop-,
trol of the Daly-West mine at Park City, :
Utah, ended this afternoon with the re-elee-
tlon of J. E. Bamberger as president of
the company and of W. 8. McCornlck as
treasurer. Ths result waa a defeat, tor tha.
faction headed by J. J. Daly of Cincinnati..
The Bamberger-McCornlck forces., retain .. '
control of tha board of directors. . , ,.
On 8mlth 4k Barnes, fuii aiso ease. . A .
discontinued style. This piano la practic
ally brand new and haa been reduoad from.
t3W to S30. Beautiful mahogany carved ,
case in the latest and most artiatio de-
sign. A rare bargain.
"Exchange Department," .' .
Wabash Conductor Fifty Team.
k'EOK'l K, la., Feb. II. George R.
Hough, for fifty-two years a conductor on
the Wabash in Illinois snd Iowa, diad (his
morning In the hospital here from a stroke
of paralysis, aged Ti. Ha began '.working
upon tho Wabash in 1867 at Spring field iu.
One Prescott. Upright bijou els ma
hogany casa; coat when new . MS, f now
$1S. A great bargain In a standard make
piano. Full rich tons. t
"Eachange Department," 'fj
Bigger, Better. Buster-That's, what . ed-,
vertlslag la Tha Bet . tot-your-huatnaaa.