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TIIE OMATTA DAILY REE: TUESDAY. MARCH 2. 1003.
TV Council Blaffs Office tf tha
Oniht Is at 1 Boon Street.
Both TltUI 43.
Borwlck. wall paper.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director, phona JJ.
TV'oodrlng Undertaking company. Tal. .
FAUST BEER AT ROGERS' ' BUFFET.
Majestic rangea. P. C. DeVol Hdwre. Co.
Two, thra or five rooma for rant. Ml
West Broadway, upstairs.
BAIRD, LONQENECKER BOI.AND,
Undertekers. 'Phone 122. 1 N. Main St.
Cut flowers. Merman Bros., florists. Is
Pyrojraphy outfits and wood. Alexan
der's, 3 Broadway.
The tlty council will meet tonight for the
' regular monthly acaalon.
' Th March term of the superior court will
be convened today by Judge Snyder.
WATCH FOR HUNTER'S MEN'S
I.INfc. HANUKEIll'HILF SALh.. IV
WILL. BE A HUMMttA.
The annual meeting of the Commercial
club will be held Wednesday evening, at
which tlma a board of fifty directors wlU
be elected. The Australian ballot ayslem
will be uaed.
President W. S. Keellne yeaterday an
nounced that he would tesue today a call
for a meeting of the dlrectora of the M
tlonal Horticultural congreas, at the Com
mercial club rooma. next Saturday evening.
I Tha democrata will hold mee conven
I tlon thla evening at the county court houae
i to name two candldatea for membera or
the Board of Education. The republlcana
will hold a-meeting for a almllar purpoae
i The March reception of the Council Bluffa
Woman's club haa been postponed, and will
be held on March 11, Instead of on Friday
. of thla week, at the home of Mrs. Victor
, Jennlnga. The membera of the art depart,
ment will act as hostesses.
At 8t. John's English Lutheran church
. Inten services will be held Wednesday
evening at 7:30 o'clock. The choir will re
hearse after the services. The Ladles' Aid
society will meet Thursday afternoon at
the realdeme of Mra. H. A. Relchenbach,
; 21 Fourth atreet.
Tha Board of Education will meet Tues
day evening for the regular monthly ses
sion. The hoard will be called upon to fill
the vacancy In the high school faculty
cauaed by the audden resignation of Al
' bert 8. Benham, the newly appointed In
structor in aclence. Illness la aald to have
cauaed Mr. Benham to leave auddcnly for
, hla home In Ann Arbor, Mich.
Samuel French, one of the heirs of the
French estate, who recently conducted a sa
loon on Broadway, and more recently
bought out a moving picture theater In this
city and one In Missouri Valley, waa taken
Into custody yesterday by Deputy Sheriff
woliman and placed In the county Jail. An
Information charging French with being
dipsomaniac was filed by hla wife.
The men of the First Congregational
church will meet todav noon at the Grant)
hotel for the regular weekly lunch and con
ference. Choir rehearsal Thursday evening.
Mid-week services Wednesday evening at
the parsonage at 7:30. Communion serv
ices will be deferred one week and will be
held March 14 Inatearty of March 3. Annual
Home Missionary offering to be taken at
inia ume. UMies' Aid society and kenalng
ton will meet Tuesday afternoon at 2:30
wun Mra. i;. 8. Umnn, 420 Glen avenue.
Committee, Mra. r. 8. Lawaon. Mra. F. F.
Evereat and Mra. W. D. Durfee.
EXPERT SERVICES COME HIGH
It Coat t'oaatr Nearly Two Thonasd
to Check Up Officials.
Contracting with the' National Account
Ing company of Dea Moines to check up
trie accounts or the outgoing county offl
ceis haa proven to be a costly experiment
for the taxpayers of Pottawattamie,
county, and the expense. It la aald, ex
ceeded by far what the Board of Super
visors anticipated the work would coat.
Under the contract tha board agreed to
pay for the services of an expert ac
countant at the rate of IS. 50 m day. The
records show that C. J. Rlehman. the first
checker sent here by the Des Moines com
pany, drew pay at 13.60 a day for sixty-
one days, or a total of $618 60. C. A.
ritrce, wno aucceeaea Mr, Klchman,
worked sixty-nine dnya and drew $oS 50.
In addition to tha two experta, Frank Van
Brunt and Jay Cleaver, two young men
of this city, were employed as asalstants
at tl a day each. Van Brunt drew for
thirty-nine days snd a fraction $1 17.35,
while Cleaver, who Is credited with forty
eight snd a half days, drew $165. 15l
This makes the total cost of checking
the offices $1,377.60, but this, however,
doea not Include the expenae of checking
up the booka and accounta of H. V. Batty,
the former clerk of the dtatrlct court.
For thla work the National Accounting
company drew $634.45, making the total
coat of checking the offices $1,961.95.
Prior to the contract with the Des
Moines company the checking was done
by local experta. Thomaa Bowman and
Spencer Smith, who checked all of the
offlcea, received In all but $533.74.
MUSICALS OF "WOMAN'S CLUB
Mra. t'aralt anal Mlaa Bell Have
tha re (March Program.
The March mualcale of tho Council Bluffs
Woman's club will be given thla evening
In the Hoape recital hall. An excellent
program will be rendered under the di
rection of Mrs. A. A. Covalt and Miss
Maude Bell. Miss Delia Lund and Miss
Bell act as accompanist. This will be the
Bird of the Woods 8chults
Miaa 8arah Friedman. Mlsa Rose Friedman.
Dance of the Klvea Jensen
Miss Carrie Whaley.
Mlsa Roan Friedman.
Sketch of Ethelbert Nevln
Mra. E. J Tomalee.
Miaa Sarah Friedman.
Hlii Jura I.ewis.
Harmony Teresa dol Rleco
nympna ana Bnepneras Henry Purcell
Mrs. a. l. mroop.
Bong frr Cornet "'In Silence" Bloane
Mr. .a. a. i overt.
Trylag; tor Pachlaaj Plaat.
WEBSTER CITY, la., Feb. 2S.-(8peclal.)
Webster City la to have a new $60,000
packing plant and connected with it la to
be what is likely the most novel plan of
life Inaurauce In existence. J. V. Kearna,
a prominent and widely known business
man here, Is promoting the proposition
and has It about closed up.
Mr. K earns has juat refused a bonua of
$l,0Cu and ten acrea of ground for a plant
from the town of Waverly it he will locate
hla plant there. Shares in the pUnt are
selling at $05. One thousand are to be
sold. Of the $$ thus secured $60,000 is to
gu into the packing plant. The remaining
$15,000 la to go Into a life Insurance fund.
Th stockholders are to be assessed $15
annually to keep up the Insurance, each
holding a policy for $1,000. Membership
Is limited to persona who work for wages.
One thousand shares In the plant are to
be sold before operationa are begun. After
the 1.M0 mark is reaehed, however, the
membership u to be unlimited.
George W. Klein. 19 South Main, atreet
. Both 'phones. ".Have It done right"
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BUNCO VICTIMS 1UNG BACl
Attempt to Identify Three Members
of Alleged Gang May Fail.
PRELTMINABY HEARING TUESDAY
PoMtolllpe laspeetor Swenson Finds
tot or a do Farmer anil Hainan
Keeper Mho Lost Israe
Same la Bluffa.
I do not know anything more than what
I learned from the press dispatches" de
clared Postofflce Inspector J. S. . en
son yesterday in reply to a question as to
how soon he expected J. C. Maybray and
the other alleged members of the bunco
gang, now under arrest In Little Rock,
would be brought to Council Bluffs.
This dispatch, 1 must say," continued
Mr. Swenson. 'Ms not entirely clear to tne.
I can readily understand Maybray being
willing to waive a preliminary hearing
before the United States commissioner at
Little Rock, but I cannot see why the
other three under arrest were. Up to
the time I left Little Rock last week I
have not heard anything to the contrary.
As yet none of the gang's "victims hava
ao far been able to Identify J. S. Johnson,
F. M. Clarke and I. J. Warner aa any or
the men connected with the frame-up
which resulted In their being parted from
their bank rolls. I was expecting that
if these three men were not Identified by
some one of the alleged victims of the
gang's operations that they would be dis
charged at the preliminary hearing, which
was set for Tuesday of thla week. That
is why I have been so anxious to try to
secure some evidence against these, three
men. As far as I have been able to learn,
so far they were apparently not con
nected with any of the deals of which
we have evidence."
Several Victims la Denver.
Inspector Swenson arrived home early-
yesterday morning from Denver, where he
went to secure additional evidence against
Maybray and his alleged accomplices. The
bunco gang Is credited with havtng reapeo.
a rich harvest from a number of wealthy
Colorado suckers, and while In Denver
Mr. Swenson obtained evidence showing
that this was the case and that the mem
oranda of the tricks turned by the gang,
found In Maybray's trunk, are faithful
records of the proceeds of the swindlers'
operations so far as they go.
While In Denver Mr. Swenson saw and
Interviewed J. P. Walker, a saloonkeeper of
that city, who. according to the data
found In the memorable trunk, dropped
$5,000 on a fake horse race In this city
on July 3 of last year. From Walker
Mr. Swenson learned that the saloon man-,
besides losing his bank roll of $5,000, was
deliberately robbed of a diamond stud
valued at $450. According to Walker's
story, Rayn, one of Maybray's accom
plices, deliberately unscrewed the stud
from the owner's shirt front and pocketed
the Jewel. Walker, however, did not ex
plain to Mr. Swenson why he did not at
tempt to. If he did. regain the valuable
diamond. Maybray's memoranda relative
to the Walker deal makes no mention of
the diamond stud. After hearing his story
Mr. Swenson secured an affidavit form
Walker's story shows that Maybray and
his gang had complete confidence In their
ability to "shake down" any victim once
they atarted after him. Walker told Mr.
Swenson that when he came to Council
Bluffs first, on Invitation of one of the
gang's steerers, to make a little piece of
eaay money on a horse race, he failed to
bring any considerable amount of cash with
him. So aure waa that gang that It had
him, that Walker waa told to go home and
get hla "representation." The "representa
tion" meant money with which Walker waa
to give evidence that he was a man of
meana and accustomed to handle large
auma of money. Walker obeyed the tnstruc-
tlona of Maybray and his associates, Went
home, drew $5,000 from the bank, returned
to Council Bluffs and, like the other "vic
tims," soon was parted from the money In
a fake horse race.
Walker Goes to Little Rock,
Walker! at the solicitation of inspector
Swenson, left Ssturday for Little Rock to
see If he could Identify either of the three
men arrested with Maybray aa being con
nected with the gang which buncoed him.
While In Denver Inspector 8wenaon had
an Interview also with George 8. Bedford
a wealthy farmer of Greeley, Colo., who
dropped $12,250 on a fake horse race In this
city on October 1. 'Bedford waa Induced to
come to Council Bluffa on September 16 of
laat year, but the horae race waa not
pulled off until October 1. In the Interval
between Bedford's arrival tn Council Bluffs
and the date of the race the "victim" from
Greeley visited some relatives In Nebraaka.
Bedford came here oatenalbly on a land
deal, but, according to the memoranda
found In Maybray's ( trunk, he was
"switched'' from the land proposition to the
horse race deal.
Memoranda on Bedford.
The memoranda relating to tha Bedford
caae la very similar to that In the case of
Banker Ballew of Prlncton, Mo., who was
Induced to part with $30,000. The following
Is a copy of the memoranda relating to the
Bedford caae, which la now In possession
of Inspector Swenson:
September 26-108 and I H. Edwards f7
arrived from Greeley, Colo., with George
8. Bedford (farmer). Interviewed on land
proposition by George Adams (A, cousin of
71. Mike drew draft on Greeley bank for
iu.,ju inrougn rirsi national bank here.
September 26 Mike went down In Ne
braaka to visit sister or niece or some rel
September 9 Mike returned from vl.u
Switched him to hore race. Showed him
nurse in nprnon.
October 1 Met in room 5M, Grand hotel
matched race between Red Leo, owned and
rode by Charles Barrett (102). and Ahble
L. owned and rode bv Tom Rorigera (10)
W. Hemingway, 114. J. C. Gordon IB), e'
Crawford ID), George Adama (A) purse
holder. Ariernoon HMinrn drew money from
bank on Adama' auggeatlnn. went to horse
race. Mike bet Gordon $'.30 at track Gore
Run off. Partlea went to Paxton hotel',
Omaha, to await Adams. Tom Roda-era
tiota" to L. H. Kdwarda. telling 10a ,d
Bedford to go to Kearney, Neb., and await
there. Edwarda to stay and help Barrett
Business $12.2fn. v c'
October -Wlre from Kansas City to 108
Kearney. Neb., care Midway hotel. Caught
George Took evervthlnc from him. All la
lost (elgned) EDWARDS.
Aato anal Haraea Attached.
Mr. Swenson said he had no knowledge
of the contenta of the express package
shipped by some women alleged to be con
nected with the men under arreat from
Little F.ock to Davenport, where it was
attached on bohalf of John E. Cavanaugh
of that city, who is aald to have con
tributed $37,000 to the treaaury of the gang
of awindlera. The package Is auapected
of containing $60,000 to $60,000 and Mr.
Swenaon said yesterday that ha honed this
would prove to he the case. "The package
will be held and not opened until some
order In the matter Is made by the court,"
aald Inspector Swenaon. "These men who
were arrested at Little Rock, I believe, had
a considerable sum of money with them
somewhere and It would not aurprlse me
If thla package omtained It. If such
proves to be the caae It will be a good
thing for Cavanaugh and others a ho loat
their bank rolla through the artifices of
thla gang. Wa secured Maybray red au
tomobile and the four race horses at Utile
Rock and they have been attached. We
also found about $1.K in currency on
Maybray and about the same amount on
Warner. In the event of Warner not being
Identified as implicated In any of the
swindles, he will presumably be released
snd hi money returned to him."
Flash Roll la Foand.
Inspector Swenson told of finding In a
grip belonging to Maybray $? in $1 bills.
He expressed the opinion that this waa a
"flash roll" used by Maybray when the
occasion demanded the display of consid
While In Council Bluffs yesterday In
spector Swenson held a conference with
County Attorney Hess In the office of
Postmaster Hszleton and later held one
with Mr. Haileton during the afternoon.
Mr. Hazleton received a telegram from
Samuel Sutor, the hotel man of Case
Lake, Minn., who was buncoed out of
$S.ono, atattng that Sutor had stsrted for
Little Rock In order to he present at the
preliminary hearing of Maybray and the
other three men under arrest on Tuesday.
Postotfice Inspector C. D. Ranger of St.
Louis, who came here last Friday It as
sist Mr. Swenson in this case, has gone
to Decatur. III., to look up an alleged
victim of the gang who, it Is said, was
buncoed out of his money since Maybray
and his associates transferred their opera
tions to Little Rock.
W. C. Ross, the foot racer of this city,
whose name was found among Maybray's
papers, states that he was in no way con
nected with the gang, although he is said
to have told a friend that he was offered
regular employment as a foot racer at a
salary of $150 a month by a representative
of the syndicate of swindlers, but that he
declined to consider the offer.
Officer Resent Installations.
"I see that an Omaha paper says that
seventeen Indictments were returned by a
grand. Jury In 1907 In connection with a
fake wrestling match and that the warrants
w-ere given me to serve while I was
sheriff," said Ed Canning, whose term as
sheriff expired at the first of the present
year. "This is not true. Two Indictments
were returned and the warrants were
handed me, It being understood they were
to be served when the party mildng the
complaint located the persons accused. As
I heard nothing more about It I supposed
the matter had been settled In some way
and that the victim had succeeded In re
covering his money. These warrants, I pre
sume, are still In the safe in the sheriff's
Major Rlshmond, chief of police, resents
the Insinuations that have been made
against his department since the disclos
ure of the existence and operations of the
bunco gang in Council Bluffs. "Why did
not Inspector Swenson call upon me In ref
erence to this matter," said Chief Rich
mond yesterday. "He never consulted me
or , called upon me for any assistance. I
learned today, however, that some weeks
ngo Mr. Swenson, who was in company
with this Mr. Sutor, the Minnesota hotel
man who. Is said to have dropped $5,000,
spoke to a member of my force Patrol
man Larry, and Inquired if the officer
was acquainted with Maybray. 'I want to
have this man Maybray watched, as I want
to find out all I can about him,' Mr. Swen
son Is said to have told the officer. Patrol
man Larry, however, very properly in
formed Mr. Swenson that he could not un
dertake to do any detective work without in
structions from his chief and advised Mr.
Swenson that If he wanted any assistance
from the police department to call
BOSTON FERNS. Herman Bros. Co.. 10
Girl Attempts Salcldr.
NEVADA, la., Feb. 28. (Special.) Aged
but. 14, but desperately In love with a
youngster no older than herself, Cecil
Lynn, a former school girl of Cambridge,
la., tried to commit suicide by leaping
from a viaduct in Denver. She was badly
Injured, but it is thought that she may
recover. The girl is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. W. Lynn, former residents of
Cambridge, who moved to Greeley, Colo.,
a few weeks ago. The girl became In
fatuated with a school boy lover, and tKe
youthful couple were determined to wed.
The parents tried In vain to discourage
them, and even went to such ends that
they sent the girl to Denver to go to
school. Becoming despondent the child
leaped from the viaduct, terribly Injuring
Good Prices for Horses.
CRESTON, la., Feb. 28.-(Special.)-All
previous records for high prices were
broken Friday In this city at the combina
tion horse and mule sale. Buyers were
here from New York, Chicago and other
large eastern cities, as well as from west
ern and southern towns. One hundred
and fifty horses and fifty mules were sold
and brought the top notch prices. One
team of 4-year-old mares brought the re
markable price of $500. The highest price
paid for a gelding was $3G5, and this was
from A. F. Bickcrman of Albany, N. Y.
Other sales ranged from $300 to $260, but
few going lower than those figures. Louis
Cohen of this place paid the $500 for the
team -bringing that price.
Iowa !Mews Notes.
NEVADA Married on a Friday, on the
13th day of June, liw5, George V. Chap
man of near thla place, now ruea that lie
wedded and is seeking through the divorce
court to be freed of his wife Louise Chap
man. He alleges desertion.
OSCEOLA Dr. Frank W. Sella of this
city, who waa sentenced to serve a term
of twenty years In the penitentiary t r
assaulting Miss Stella Hartman of Clear
field, has filed an appeal bond of $4,000
and is at liberty pending action of the
CRESTON-Wr. G. Bryant of this city,
brother of Deputy United States Marshal
Bryant, was stricken with paralysis Satur
day while transacting business matters at
Bedford and was brought home last night
by Bedford parties tn an unconscious con
dition. His condition is considered critical.
CRESTON As s result of Prof. Slaught's
visit here a few montns aso tne local high
school has been placed upon the accred
ited list of the Chicago university and new
Is accredited with not only thia institution.
but in the North Central association of
colleges and universities and all colleges
and universities of the state or Iowa.
OSKALOOSA James Willetts. an em
ploye of the Bolton coal mine near tills
city, waa round aeau near nis home fcatur
day morning, having perished from the
cold and exposure after floundering ab'ut
In a mud hole. Willetts had been to this
city and had started tor home at a late
hour and in the dark lost his way and
wandered into a alougn. w llletta Is sur
vived by a wife and live children.
CEDAR FALLS In the high school de
bate held in thla city with tha team from
Osage the Cedar halls team won two
votes and Oaage one. There will be two
more debates In the series of the season
one with southeastern Iowa and then t lie
eaat against the west half of the atate.
The Cedar Falla team la atrong In that it
has debated on both sides of the question
and lias been thoroughly drilled.
MARSH ALLTOWNWlille sneaking in
the Interest of the monument fund with
which to build a memorial monument at
Dea Molnea for the late William B. Alli
son, Henry Stone, a veteran attorney of
thla city and rz-apeaker of the house of
repreaentatlvea. was stricken with cerebral
congestion, bordering on apoplexy. Mr.
Stone waa speaking from the atage of the
Odenn theater before a large gathering,
He harely managed to get out of the peo
ple's eight behind the scenes when he col
lapsed Since then lie haa t een totally un
able to uae his entire left side. It is (eared
thai the Uyke will proMt fatal.
BILL HITS DRUG VENDERS
Proposed Iowa Law Might Prevent
Sale of Paregoric.
MILITIA AFTER MORE MONEY
Meaaare Asks Appropriation Be In
creased from 100,000 tn 1R3,
OOO River Navlicatlon Bill
May Be Chansred.
(From a Staff Ccn respondent
DES MOINES, March l.-(Speclal.)-The
druggists of the state are much alarmed
over a bill which has already passed the
senate and may possibly pass the house.
This Is a bill which Is Intended to aid In
the reformation of those who have become
addicted to drug or liquor habits and who
have taken a "cure" for the same either
at private Institutions or at the state hos
pital. The bill was recommended by the
board of control and It forbids all sales
of liquor or narcotics to persons who have
taken the "cure" unless upon a prescription
of a physician.
"But as the bill has passed the senate,"
said a prominent Des Moines druggist, "It
will simply compel every druggist In the
state to take off his shelves all the pare
goric and colic cures we have. One of the
best-known of the latter contains a large
amount of both morphine and chloroform,
and everyone knows that paregoric Is a
narcotic. It will not alone be trouble over
liquor sales to strangers who. It afterwards
develops, have at some time in some state
taken a cure for the same, but It will pre
vent ordinary sales of many substances to
persons who use them rightly."
It Is said that the druggists have taken
counsel of an able lawyer and have been
advised that the bill In Its present form will
have an effect not at all Intended by those
who voted for It
Bl Money for Mllltta,
Appropriations committees are puxxled to
know what to do-with the bill Introduced
on behalf of the preaent state administra
tion to Increase the annual allowance of
the state militia from $100,000 a year to
$153,0110 a year. Two' years ago a raise was
secured from $85,000 a year to the present
amount. Now It is declared that the guard
should have more than 60 per cent more.
There are four regiments snd the extra
allowance Is for Increased pay and the or
ganization of auxiliaries and also that the
number of members In each company may
be Increased to a larger number to con
form to national regulations.
Surrey of the Rivers.
The plan for the survey of the rivers of
tho state with a view to disclosing their
value for water power or for navigation
will be materially changed. A bill waa In
troduced by Mr. Moore of Wapello pat
terned somewhat after the laws In New
York and Wisconsin and calling for the
modest sum of $10,000 for the work. Now It
Is found that the federal government con
templated something along the same line,
and action on the Moore bill has been de
ferred until it Is known Just what plans
are to be carried out by the federal com
mission. Then a bill will be passed for
some kind of a commission to co-operate
In Iowa with the federal commission In
survey of the Des Moines, the Iowa and the
Cedar rivers. It is possible that In case it
Is found .Impracticable to make an appro
priation for this work a commission will
be organized of men 'toho will undertake
the work without compensation, the sur
veyors and Investigators, of course, being
paid. So earnest are a number of men In
this matter that they will undertake to or
ganize a commission wlthou.t pay to direct
State Fair Offerlnars.
Secretary Simpson in going over the ac
counts of , the state fair, made the discovery
the other day that as a matter of fsct the
state has not been advertising the total of
premium offerings as large as the offerings
really are. He had an exact computation
mdde and finds that this year the premluma
in cash foot up over $57,000, From year to
year there have been additions made to the
list and It had been some time since
computation was made, and It la a hard
task to figure It all up. The state has
been advertising less than It has really
been offering. Included In the cash offer
ings Is about $3,000 of money from outside
sources, such as $050 from the Shorthorn
association, $750 from the Angus assocla
tlon, $700 from the Herefords, $300 from the
Polled-Durhams, $150 from the Belgians,
etc. Last year the state fair paid in actual
cash $39,000 in premiums.
The matter of the right of different per
sons employed about the legislature to se
cure stamps from the public supply has
been turned over to the office of attorney
general for a legal opinion in the matter,
State officers want to know who's who in
such matters and to have It determined
once for all how money or state property
can be secured for use. Opinion Is divided
and It appears that the statutes are not
as clear as they should be In regard to
Wane Exemption Matter.
La boring men are preparing savagely to
attack the latest of the wage exemption
bills before the legislature. This bill pro
vides in brief that in regard to the earnings
of a resident debtor "10 per cent of such
earnings shall be subject to execution upon
Judgment obtained for personal and family
necessities," and this Is to be for a period
of ninety days. In other words, as the
laboring men say, the attachment Is on a
ninety-day basis, ao that In reality it la
30 per cent of the monthly wage of a debtor
that Is subject to attachment. This pre
sents the matter In a form a little different
from that which haa cauaed other legisla
tures sj much wo:ry.
Dr. Edwin D. Riley Dead.
Dr. Edwin D. Wi!ey. one of the pionetr
physicians of Des Moines and for years
great Incohonle of the Improved Order of
Red Men and thirty-second-degree Mason,
Jicd here suddenly laat night. He served
thirty-eight years as treasurer of Taimah
tribe No. f , Dea Moines, and waa also mas
ter of the national council.
POPE. PIUS LITTLE BETTER
Physician of His Holiness Say that
He Will Be All Riant In
ROME. March 1. The Indisposition of the
pope continues, hut It did not prevent him
from arising this morning and working for
several hours In Ills library. The attending
physicians maintain that the suspension of
audience waa brought about chiefly because
of hoarseness, and they expect that hia
holiness will be entirely recovered In a few
MEMORIAL FOR UNCLE REMUS
Hoana at Lata Joel haalr Harrla
to Ba Parchaaed by aa
ATLANTA, Ga., March 1. "Snap bean
farm and the aign of the wren's nest," as
the lata Joel Chandler Harrla atyled hia
borne, la to be purchased by tha friends
of "Uncle Remus," and presented to the
public as a mtnioiial to the dlstliif uiaiied
author Th ladles' auxiliary of the Uncle
Remus Memorial association desire that
the fund shall be secured from the children
who hsve found delight In the writings of
Rules of House
Speaker Sayi They Are the Re$ult
of Century of Legi$lati?e
WASHINGTON, March 1. -Incensed by
an attack alleged to have been made upon
himself and the rules of the house of
representatives by Edward E. Higgins,
president of the Success Magizlue,
Speaker Cannon tonight made putilic a
letter he had written. In which he vig
orously defends the home rules.
"The rules may not be Ideal," writes tae
speaker, "but they have stood the test
among those who know them In spite of
half a century of denunciation such as
Mr. Hlgglns puts forth. The foundation
principles of the rules were laid down
more than a century ago under the leader
ship of Jefferson and Madison. They
have been perfected from year to year to
meet the needs of a growing representa
tion of a growing nation.
"I receive letters from men who de
nounce the legislature, the executive, the
Judiciary, the law, the church and the
rules of the house of representatives. One
publi.-'.ier makes it a point to denounce
the narrowing influence of religion on
our civilization and demands legislation
that will destroy this influence; another
denounces the fundamental law of the
land and would destroy the constitution
and the statutes: a clever stock broker
sends out bulletins attacking the execu
tive and another advertises his attack
on business. Mr. Hlgglns employs the
same methods to attack the speaker and
the rules of the house.
"He attacks the present speaker as rep
resenting 'the Interests' whatever that may
mean. I confess I do not know, but I have
noticed the use of the expression by thoe
who, while ready to attack men In public
life, still have a regard for the libel laws
and seek to discredit without assuming the
responsibility for simple and direct accu
aatlona which they might have to prove
or Buffer the consequences. Mr. Hirgins has
this same respect for the law, while he ap
parently makes free to insinuate unworthi
ness against lawmakers."
MORE ADVICE FOR SERVIANS
Little Nation Counselled by Rnasla
to Renoance Its Territorial
ST. PETESBURG. March 1. The Russian
government has sent a telegram to the
Servian government counselling Servla to
renounce all territorial claims and await
the decision of the powers.
According to the official version this ad
vice waa given in response to a note to
the new Servian cabinet assuring Russia
of Servia's sincere desire for peace and
firm resolve to abstain from any provoca
tive or aggressive acts.
The Russian minister at Belgrade has
been Instructed, in communicating to the
Servian government, to assure Servla that
Its demands for territorial compensation
would find neither sympathy nor support
among the powers and might entail war
FRIEND OF W. J. BRYAN DEAD
Theodore B. Noas, Head of Penasrl
' vaata Normal School, Dies
Suddenly In Chicago.
CHICAGO, March 1. Theodore II. Noss,
superintendent of the Pennsylvania State
Normal school at California, Pa., died of
acute pneumonia at a hotel here today. Mr.
Noss was hero attending the annual meet
ing of the National Educational associa
tion. The body will be taken to California,
Pa., for Interment.
PITTSBURG, Pa., March I. William J.
Bryan, who lectured at Bethany, W. Va.,
today, arrived here tonight. He has can
celled his date to lecture at California, Pa.,
tomorrow night on account of the death
of Dr. Noss.
"I waa greatly distressed," said Mr.
Bryan, "to learn of Dr. Noss' death. I
shall attend the funeral."
DECORATIONS FOR GERMANS
Honors Conferred Upon Kalaer'a
Diplomats by France Prodnce
BERLIN. March 1. M. Julea Cambon, the
French ambassador to Germany, ycaterday
conferred upon Herr von Schoen, the Ger
man foreign minister, the grand cross of
the Legion ot Honor as an indication of
France's satisfaction over the Franco
German agreement on Morocco. This event
and the simultaneous decoration of Prince
von Radolln, the German ambassador at
Paris, has made an agreeable impression
In Berlin prlltical circles. It Is Interpreted
as meaning that the relations between
France and Germany are on a beter foot
ing than fot many years, Willi a bright
prospect of continuing good.
BLIZZARD RAGING IN FRANCE
Snowfall I.aats for Forty-Eight Honrs
and Many Deaths Are
PARIS, March 1. Snow haa been falling
In Paria almost constantly for the last
forty-eight hours, and a bllzraid of un
precedented proportions prevails through
out the whole of France. Many deaths are
reported from exposu e. Several Inches of
snow lias fallen In the Department of
Alpes-Marltlmes, and the conditions at
Cannea are exceedingly wintry. Other
aouthtrn reaorts also are suf.'e.lng from
the worst cold snap In years. There are
no signs ut present of improved weather
MISS ROOSEVELT NOT ENGAGED
Untpaatlc Denial of Iterent Reports
Comes from tha White
WASHINGTON, Manh 1. An emphatic
denial of Hie report that the p csldent's j
younger daughter. M'ea Ktlnl, is engaged
to marry Third Assistant Scereiary of Siate
William Phillips, was given out from tha
Whits House tonight. Secretary LauI
'The ifporl of Miss Itonsevelt's engage
ment Is a, pure Invention. Tiiere is. ub
solutely no truth in H."
( hareh Hottc uraka iu i:nsland.
TKCl'MSKH, Nem.. Marrh 1. (Special.) -Teoumsfrh
friends of Hon. t'hurch Howe
of Auburn have received i-oplea of the
Manchester England Dully Quardlan of
February 13. The paper gives a detailed
account of the celebration In Manchester
of tha centenary of the birth of Abra
ham Lincoln. It waa planned by the
lord mayor and participated In by several
noted gentlemen of Manchester, Including
Mr. Howe, who la the United Htates con
sul to that point. Mr. Howe was tha prin
cipal speaker at the event, and the Guar
dian rev lew a hia addreas at length and
pays the Nebraaka man a glowing com
pliment for his effort
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