Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 4, 1909)
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY. MARCH 4. 1900
TV OoutU Bluffs Offlee of the
Omaha a, is at IS Boot S treat.
Both TteMt .
Berwick, wail papr-
Lewis Cutler, funeral director. "Phone SI.
Woodrlng Undertaking company. Tel. S.
rxurr bier at roqers' Burrsrr.
Majeatlo ranges, P. C. DaVol Hdwre. Co.
' Two, three or flva rooms for rant, Ul
Wsat Freadwsy. upstairs.
BA1RD. M3NGENBCKER BO LAND,
undertakers. "Phone 122. 14 N. Main St.
Cut flowera. Harmao Bros., florists, U
PyrogTaphy outfit ' and wood. Aleian
der'f, U Broadway.
THAT OLD JETWKRY can be repaired
w remodeled and reatored to una at small
soat at Leffert's.
F. C. RJker will leave today for Colorado.
He expects ' locate at Montrose, In the
real eetate and Inauranre business.
The Helping Hand society of 8t. John
Kngllsh Lutheran church will meet thl
afternoon at the home of Mn. Robert
Rowe, Mb South Twelfth street.
The regular meeting of the Woman's
Christian -Temperance union will be held
this afternoon In the library building. As
thars Is business of Importance to be trans
acted a good attendance !e desired.
Robert O. Baohmsa, eon of Mr. and Mra.
R. A. Bachmen, 182ft Fourth avenue, died
yesterday afternoon, aed 31 years. An
nouncement of (he funeral will be made
The funeral of the late Mrs. E. J. Prouty
will be held Thursday afternoon at 2
o'clock from the family home In Garner
townahlp. and interment will be In Walnut
Persons desiring copies of ordinancea re
cently passed by city council reflating
new water rates can obtain ea-me by ap
plying at my office at city hall. A- W.
Casedy, city clerk. ,
The funeral of the late Mra. D.. I..
Crimes will be held Thursdsy afternoon
at. 3. o'clock from the fsmily residence,
18)4 'South eleventh street and burial will
he In. Falrvlew cemetery. Rev. Chatles
Bavidge, pastor or the People's church,
Omaha, , will conduct the services.
Mrs", til l it. Keeiun died yesterday morn
ing at the home of her mother. Mrs. R. J.
LsJton, ' 1K South Sixth street, aged 46
yeas. Two sons and one daughter sur
vive her. Deceased was a member of the
local Ben Hur lodge. Arrangements for
the funeral have not been completed.
Earl L. Llnder. eon of Mr. and Mra. M.
M. Under. 1 North Twelfth street, died
Mondsy night at Olenwood. sged IS yesrs.
The funeral will be.hald this afternoon at
I o'clock from the family residence and
burial will be In Walnut Hill cemetery.
Rev. K. A. fas, pastor of the First Bap
tist church, will conduct the services.
Dsvld Sheward, an old-time newspaper
man, died yesterday afternoon at his home,
242 Vine' street, sged K) years. He Is sur
vived hy his wife , and one son. Ralph
Bheward. Mr. Sheward came to Iowa In
160, engaging In the newspaper business
In Waterloo. He also conducted newspa
pers In Fairfield and Burlington, and came
to Council Bluffs In 1S4. assuming an edi
torial position on the Council Hluffs Bugle.
Tn 1KT! he moved to California, where he
remained fourteen years, and then returned
to Council Bluffs. Arrangements for the
funeral have not been completed.
Heal Instate, Trusters.
It. est lin.tr were reported to The Bee
Mait.i i u, tut' s'oUawauamlt: County Ab
Jkiruit luuiany of Luuttc I Bluffs:
L,nu..a -I'wtkei I ami husband to Wll
4.a.n A. aocii, iol I, a, i and 4, block
t. uieat ttetu aud. lu Minden,
. .. u ....I t 2,00
Huii.m r. raa.ttv, xmgie, to Julius
i.j.onit.J iotnd 'J, original
ijjat -lut column rilutis, w. u.... 12,000
(is.i.t ., noiluwsy and wlie to W. A.
iiaiiiu.Kii, pail n" s-,4-4J. . u. 2,600
lu.... . r. - j .. ami ' baitl wife to Lillle
i..-t, iitiui. men naif n'4 eV 21-
... 184.108.40.206 knit wlte to Hart-
. ..iM.,', mi and 3 In suo-
ui i-AM m i.jt -j, tmlclai plat of n
".'i ii'-ut', ." il
Vt . .. .dcuo, v. , referee, 10 rtouert K.
A.iiiei, u, lie's, of -I, and eii ae
il, p.o. d 13,780
ii. SliiuHI bl al; to John W.
. H est n, eH nw'i 24-i7-41. w. d 8,000
C. Henry r lemming and wife to K.
H. hi nulls et al., eJ nw'4 24-77-41,.
w, rt 2,400
Charlie Cary and wlte to Krltx Brun-
lng. nt' nwv, and stfc nW 13-14-11,
w. d , 11,215
K. I . Anderson aud wlfa lo George
Schroedcr, nw'4 of ?! and se ne
3i)-;4 41, w. d.... 23,000
Willtani A. Koch and wife to Peter
i,nnger. sr.. nt nw, and nV se4
nwl and nS swVl n- J-,, -41, w. d. 14,400
Selvy K. Smltn, unman iJ to Thomas
McCsrthy et al., s' n'k U-ii-40, w. d. 13,&X
John burgln and Wlte iu hicu Topp,
sw S-;-S8, w. d 12,800
Christopher Armstrong ami wife to
Jsmes P. Heff, se -.o u, rr.- d... 19.SS2
Ferdlnsnd Wels and wife 10 John H.
King. ne4 S-7S-OT. w. d 12,5tiO
John H. King and wife to John W.
King, wVs w(i snd sSt nwl 9-7S-3.
' w. d.... 18,000
Andrew Onler and wife to John F.
Warren, we net U-76-W. w. d 7,S0O
W. I Baughn and wife to Mary How
ard, lot 2. block K, Burns' add.,
w. d -
George A. Bolton and wife to Charles
E. Bolton et al.. ne! 3J-76-S9. q. c. d.
Elisabeth McBwsensy, widow, to a.
A. Bolton. awW fcTl-to. w. d.
J. B. Swsney and wife to JoKhua R.
Terrell. wV aei4 1-74-40. w. d
Clsus Henry Flemming and wife to
Wilhelm Hilbert. ' nt 32-77-40.
John IS. Bird and wife to Dennla
Johnson, eW wfc 1S-75-40. w. d
Elmer K. Brsden, referee, to Grsnt
Pilling, H ne4 21-74-88. ref. d
J. -F. Pleics and wife lo Adam Ring,
nii s14 and sw4 Be' 33-77-31.
Henry Wisch and wife to W. H.
Stevens. sw4 sevi'and Si 30
nd- sw'4 si4 3-:-S9, w. d
Jay 8. Edlc snd wiTs to Mildred Dora
Anthony, swi sw'i 'J8, and nwV
-wifti 33-7-t. w. d....
Ralpw O. Bmlih. et al. to Jav g.
Edlr, net 3I-7S-i, w. d
Kl'a '-A. Albilght and husband tn
Johey W. Tyson, w4j i 10, and
iuwH n)4 B-7S-S9. w. d
Miebael Lawless and wife to C. D.
. BiMler. se4 4-77-W. w. d
Manemus Slevers, single, to Albert
Betwers,' und. H ne4 S?-7-3S. w. d.
lrad T. Spsngler and wife to E. I
Mosher, r1 n and ntt, se4 loss-3d.
I. T. - Spsngler and wife to K. L.
Mosher. swt 14-77-3S. w. d...'
Dennis Johnson and wife to James
M Swope, Lot 2, Auit. sub. of ne,
1-7WU0; slso lot 1. Avid. sub. of ne'
nea l-7i-S, w. d
George W. Doyle snd wife to Phebe
J. Roberts, tots 7 snd . block 2.
Oate's add. to Oakland, w. d
Wililam A. Koch and wife to Tewes
Rohlfs. north 4 fret tot i, block
12, Mlnden. w. d
Klmsr E. Brsden, referee, to W. H.
- Moore, part out lot f. Macedonia,
ref. d N
W. 11. Ztntrrjlre. widower, to Eliss
.T. XT ton. lot 4. block 1. Arnold s
1st. add. to Oakland, w. d
A. D. Backus and wife to Ernest
KVIdhahn.' lots 22, U and 24, block
t. Hinckley a add. to Walnut, w. d.
Muniie Rodwell. unmirrUd. lo C. A.
Van Meter, south 43 feet lot and
all lot 6 In block 12. Oakland, w. d.
H. W. Barnum and wife to Jessica
Seidentopf. lot S. block 14. Mullin's
'sub.. Council Bluffs, deed
J. J. Young, widower, to same, lot
I. block 17. and lot 10. block 1.
Kerry add.. Council Bluffs, deed...
George G. Rice, widower, to unit,
lot 4, block II. Fleming Da via
add. Council Bluffa. deed
Jurgan J. .Sled and wife to William
Bchluten. neV, block 17. Allen &
Cook e add.,- Avoca, w. d
1 ft. 000
Total 44 transfers
Licenses to wed were lisusd yestsrday
Kama and Residence. Age.
Eugeaa F. Dumoo.- Norfolk. Neb K
U Margaret Fttsinaurloe, 8t. Louis ,...M
Harl Wolf. Dyaart. Is js
Ansa luck. Archer, Nab jt
R. Plaehel. Counotl Bluffs
M. .Wortman. Council Bluffs ia
Rimer Washington. South Omaha ... s
liffla Terrell, Bota Omaha
NO All ION ON .NEW SCHOOLS
Board Decline to Endorse or Oppose
the Ltrj of Tax.
TERMINAL BILL IS ENDORSED
Balldlaira ea Site at Oak Street aaa"
Broadway Raid to L. F. Faafcle
far Flfteea Ilaadred
While declining to go on record as being
opposed to the two propositions to' lsvy
118,0(10 for the erection of a ward school on
the old high school site and $16,000 for
four-room addition to the Twentieth avenue
school, which are to be submitted to the
voters of the district at the school election
nest Monday, the Board of Education at
Us meeting last night adopted a resolution
declaring Itself not responsible for the
propositions and not advocating their adop
tion. The matter was brought up by Member
Reed, who expressed the opinion that the
public should be given to understand that
these propositions did not emanste from
the board and that the petitions having
been filed In accordance with the law, the
board had no alternative but to submit
both propositions to the enters of the school
district at the election next Monday.
Member Klllpack said that while as an
Individual he would not vote for either
proposition, he waa not In favor of the
board going on record as being oppoaed to
them. Like Mr. Reed, he said he was of
the opinion that arrangements could be
made whereby the necessity of an addition
to the Twentieth avenue school and the
erection of a new ward school on High
school avenue could be obviated.
At the same time the members of the
board without exception conceded that pro
vision for the establishment of the eighth
grade in the Twentieth avenue school
should be made.
Trrmlaal Tax Resolatloa.
At the suggestion of those Interested In
the passage of the railroad terminal taxa
tion bill, now pending in the state legisla
ture, the following resolution was adopted
and copies of same will be sent to State
Senator Saunders and ths representatives
from Pottawattamie county:
Whereas, A bill Is now pending before the
committee on ways and means of the Iowa
state senate providing for a more equitable
assessment of railways and gives a reason
ably fair assessment of terminal property
of the railroads, which bill Is known as
Senate File 134 and which was Introduced
Into the senate by Hon. C. O. Saunders,
senator from Pottswattamle county, and
Whereas, The school districts of the state
of Iowa do not receive their fair and Just
spportlonment of the assessed value of rail
road property within the respective school
Whereas, The location of Urge railroad
term.nsl properties within the school dis
tricts results In additional burdens upon
the taxpayers and that large sums of
money and amounts of tax are desirable
and ueceasary for the proper schooling and
education of the children of the employes
of railway companies within sue!) school
Whereas, The best authorities on taxation
and those who have studied the problem of
terminal taxation recognize In the bill a
more fair, just snd equitable distribution of
assessment valuation of the railroads, and
Whereaa, The proportion of trackage of
a railroad throughout the state 1s about In
proportion to the general distribution of
its property, and the proposed law will re
sult In the great aid and assistance to the
schools of this district and an equalization
of unjust burdens of taxation upon our
taxpayers; therefore, be It
Resolved, That the Independent, school
district of council Bluffs does hereby earn
estly request that our senator and repre
sentatives rn the general assembly support
this meaaure to the that .the taxpayers
of our school district shall have their Just
and fair measure and proportion for taxa
tion purposes or the sssessed valuation of
railroad property within the school dis
. Bids for Balldinars.
The bid of L. F. Fauble of $1,615 for the
three buildings on the property at the
corner of Oak street and Broadway, con
demned by the board as a site for the new
school to be erected In the eastern part of
the city, was accepted. There were num
erous bids for the three buildings together
and for them separately, but Mr. Fauble's
was the highest.
Secretary Hughes was Inatructad to de
posit with the county treasurer 27,600. the
amount of the appraisement of the prop
erty. It was announced that the owner of
two of the lots condemned had decided to
appeal from the appraisement of $6,2o0,
This, however, will not interfere with the
board taking possession of the property
Fauble Is to be given possession of the
buildings as soon as the district's title to
the property is perfected, and he will be
required to move them within forty-five
At the suggestion of -Member Reed a
committee consisting of himself and Mr.
Klllpack was appointed to ascertain from
the county auditor and county treasurer
If rronerty outside the city limits, but
within the independent school district of
Council Bluffs, was assessed for the reg
ular school tsx. Mr. Reed appeared to
have doubts that such property was as
sessed for the regular school taxes.
It was decided and the superintendent
waa Instructed to act accordingly that non
resident pupils be required to pay their
tuition on or before March 8 or otherwise
they would be sent home.
m Teacher la THRU School.
John I Stitudt of Tthnca. N. T., was
elected teacher of science In the high
school to fill the vacancy caused by the
sudden departure of A. S. Brnham. who
left for his horns In Wisconsin after teach
lug hero two days.
Ths resignation of Miss Ella Albright,
a teacher in the Bloomer school, to take
effect March 26 was accepted, and Miss
Kathryn Putnam of Meers, B. I)., a former
teacher In the Council Bluffs schools, was
elected to tske her place at the appointed
time. Miss Ervtlle Reeves of Woodbine
waa elected a teacher in the Washington
avenue school to take the place of Mtss
Kleebe, who, owing to 111 health, has been
unable to teach. Miss Sophia Olmstead of
Boone, la., waa elected as a substituts
teacher In the high school.
Salaries of the newly elected teachers
were fixed as follows: Prof. Staudt, 2100
Miss Olmstead, $70; Miss Putnam, fU; Miss
The matter of transportntion of pupila
from the outlying districts and the form
ing of rules and regulations governing the
aame was referred to the committee on
teschers and rules.
Superintendent Beverldge aubmltted the
following atatlstlcal report for the fifth
month of the school ending Februsry 19:
Entire enrollment: Boys, 2So; girls, 2.960
totsl, 6. $17.
Monthly enrollment: Boys, 2,&1; girls,
2.aM): total, 1.299.
Average dally attendance. 4,fl 19.
Number cases of tardiness. 193
Number neither absent nor tardy, 2,751
Per cent of attendance, 94.94.
The regular meeting of the board for
this month will be held Monday evening.
The Board of Supervisors convened yes.
terdsy afteri.oon, bat was unable to tske
ny action In the matter of the Botna
valley drainage ditch, aa Engineer Mayne
did not have hla report ready, although he
bad completed the profiles and plats. T'.ic
report will be submitted to the board today.
The contract for cleaning and redeco
rating the offices on the first floor of the
county court house was awarded to H.
Borwlck on Ma bid of 11.300.
0R MOFtK IJ THE Bt'ltfO NET
George Ryan, a Little Rark Saloon
Keeper, fader Arrest.
County Attorney Hrss received advice
from Des Moines yesterday that Governor
Carroll had granted a requisition for
George Ryan, an alleged member of J. C
Maybray's gang of bunco men.
Ryan la a saloonkeeper at Hot Springs.
Ark., where he Is said to have been taken
Into custody. He Is charged with the lsr
eeny of 66.000 from J. Wslker, a saloon
keeper of Denver, Colo., who dropped this
amount on a fake horse race in this city
through ths machinations of the gang of
It was ststed at the county attorney's
office that the requisition waa Issued on an
affidavit secured from Wslker by Tost
offlce Inspector Swenson last Saturday
while In Denver. Mr. Swenson is named as
state sgent, and the requisition papers were
sent direct to him at Little Rock from Des
Moines. It Is the understanding here that
Ryan Is to be brought to Council Bluffs at
Ryan, who was tdentifed by Walker as
one of the men who swindled him, It Is
stated, was arrested Immediately, after
Maybray and Mn three associates had been
taken Into cuatody, but it was subsequently
reported that he had been released. The
later Identification by Walker. It Is pre
sumed, caused ths rearrest of Ryan.
Walker, when telling his story to Mr.
Swenson, accused Ryan of adding insult lo
Injury by relieving him not only of his
bank roll of 86,000, but also of a diamond
atud valued at 8460. According to Walker's
siory. njtn roony unscrewea ine siua rrom
Walker's shirt front and appropriated the
WADS WORTH ASSAfLT A MYSTERY
Nat the Slightest Cine Obtainable by
The mystery surrounding the attack on
Attorney S. B. Wadsworth Monday even
Ing was not cleared up yesterday and the
police were unable to secure any clue to
the Identity of the man who committed
Mr. Wadsworth. while not seriously In
jiirrd. Is suffering from a badly contused
forehead and his left eye Is tn ths deepest
kind of mourning as the result of falling
and striking the sidewalk when attacked
from behind. He said yesteiday that he
expected to be able to be down town to
"I have not the slightest Idea as to the
person who slugged me," said Mr Wads
worth. "In fact, I could not swear to It
that I was slugged. Something seemed to
strike me at the back of the head near the
ear and I fell. In falling. I struck the
aldewalk with my forehead and for a few
aeconda was, I believe, rendered uncon
scious. The fact that the skin at the back
of the head waa not broken, only bruised
makes me oetieve my assailant used a
slung shot of some description. There was
no attempt at robbery. I had just passed
one of the large trees on South Eighth
street, a short distance north of my borne,
when struck by something. What that
something waa, however, I do not know.
Asked if he believed that the assault had
any connection with the recent disclosures
of the swindling gang which operated In
this city, Mr. Wadsworth said he did not.
MATTERS IX THE DISTHICT COt'RT
Joseph Isevesenr Given Five Years
Joseph Leveseur, the youth convicted of
the theft of 832 from the residenoe of Wil
liam Plumer, a well known farmer of
Lewis township, by whom he was employed.
was yesterday given an Indeterminate sen
tence of not to exceed five years in the
reformatory at Anamosa. The technical
charge was larceny from a building in the
day time. Leveseur was tsken to Anamosa
last night by Deputy Sheriff Woolman.
Judge Thornell deferred passing sentence
on George Prultt, convicted of assault with
Intent to oornmlt manslaughter, as counsel
for the defendant expects to file a motion
for a new trial.
The trial of the suit of W. T. Seaman
against the Anchor Fire Insurance com
pany of Dss Moines to recover on a 81.000
policy covering property formerly owned
by the plaintiff near the Iowa School for
the Deaf, waa begun lo the district court
yesterday mornlstg. The defendant com
pany contests the claim on the grounds
that the property was sold by Seaman to
H. F. Plerca without giving due notice to
the company. The property was burned
May 80 of last year.
Comaserelal Clab Election
The Australian ballot system will be used
ut the annual election of the Commercial
club today, when fifty directors are to bo
elected from the membership. The polls
will be open from 10 a. m. to 8 p. m., and
Alex Wood and Chrla Straub will prestufe
as Judges of election. The local agents of
six railroads have consented to act as
The newly elected board of directors will
meet snd select the officers for the endu
The executive committee, of which E. H
Doolittle Is chairman, at its meeting yes
turds y afternoon cleaned up all pending
routine buslnss paid off all bills and left
the slate cleared for the Incoming commit
"The Commercial club Is In good shape
financially and otherwise," said Chairman
Dooilttle yesterday afternoon. "There are
243 members In good standing. We have
money in the treasury and all our obli
gations cared for
There wss a large meeting at the noon
day lunch gathering yesterday. A new b II
now before the state legislature, which
provides for what is claimed a better dis
posal of the road tax In townships wss tiie
matter under discussion. The bill waa ex
plained by Colonel W. F. Baker of the
Board of County Supervisors and Attorney
W. H. Klllpack. f Those present at the
meeting expressed themselves as favoring
the passage of the bill.
Allison Day la Schools.
Testerday was "Allison day" and con
tributions were taken up In all of the pub
lic schools of ths city for the fund for the
erection of a monument in Des Moines to
the late United States Senator W. B. Alli
son. Superintendent Beveridge stated last
night that' the contributions of the public
school pupils would amount to a little over
$100, although ha had not entirely com
plete reports at that time.
In the morning Genera Granville M.
Dodge addressed the students at the high
sohool. telling of the life and work of
Iowa's great statesman. "The name of
Allison," he said, "ranked among the
grsateat statesmen of the world."
Attorney D. E. Stuart addressed the pu
pils at the North Eighth street school In
the morning. At the other schools ths
Allison addresses were delivered Monday
FOR MEDICAL AND FAMILY TJ8B
BUY YOUR LIQUORS AT L. ROSN.
rtXD CO.. 618 60. MAIN. 'PHONE tX
LEGISLATORS MEET TODAY
After a Week of Rest They Are Ex
pected to Get Down to Business.
MAST BILLS FOR THE CALENDAR
Clerk of the House Has Prepared a
Statement of the Stataa of Rvere a
Bill Which Has Come Be.
fore That Body.
(From a Staff Correspondent. 1
DF8 MOINE8, March 8.-(8peclal.)-The
general assembly will reconvene tomorrow
after nearly a week's recess, and imme
diately the committees are expected to fill
the calendars with work to be done. The
governor lias received and signed thirty
bills and there are at least a dosen In the
hands of enrolling committees or In con
ference. It Is expected that the report of
the visiting committees will be filed Im
mediately. One subject to be taken up as
soon as the members return is that of the
alleged scandala In connection with the
management of the state prison and the
hospitals for the Insane. Another is that
of the alleged misuse of postage furnished
by the state Indirectly to members and the
rebuke of the house toward the state execu
It Is not generally known, but it Is a
fact, that members of the legislature vir
tually have an allowance of 860 each to pay
for postage. In other years the pay of
legislators was $500 for the session. . Then
there were various allowances and the post
age bills were paid, but wss not satisfac
tory becauss there was such wide 'discrep
ancy in the postage bills, snd finally the
rule was changed and the members were
allowed $30 worth of postage each. When
the code was revised at one time this was
all Included In one lump and the members
get 8GA0 per session, or actually a salary
of 8o00 and $60 for nostsge. It Is related
that In other years it became customary
for members to get their postage bills paid
by various subterfuges, such aa having
someone on the outside do it, and then
making an appropriation. This became al
most a scandal and finally there was put
Into the code a provision making It clear
and positive that no member of the legis
lature shall be, directly or Indirectly, fur
nished postage at state expense. They get
all the printed stationery they need and
have use of clerks for writing their letters,
but they are supposed to pay their own
postage bills out. of the $50 which was added
to their pay per session.
R. C. Benedict, chief clerk of the house,
has compiled, and it will be printed In the
journal of the house which goes on the
desks of the members on Wednesday, a
complete statement of the status of every
bill thet has been Introduced In the hous
or has come to the house from the senate.
It will show how the bills have been acted
on, or what committees have these bills.
It will be a sort of reckoning to date that
will enable the members the better to
know how to get down to work after the
vacation and clear the matter all up.
The Stato Parole board on Its next con
vening will consider two esses which have
previously been- passed, on by Ihe legisla
ture. These are both life termers. One
Is the case of W. P. Glyndon of Story
county, who has been In prison for thirty
one years and. was convicted of killing a
girl. The evidence, It , Is now conceded,
was wholly circumstantial, though very
convincing. The crther Is the case of Elmer
Warren, who 'is iald to have killed Con
ductor John O'lV'eil of Boone and was sen
tenced for life tn 1891.
Mrs. C. M. Johnston of Ottumwa has ad
mitted that she was not assaulted by a
negro February 21, according to Detective
D. B. Way. who was retained by the
American Travelers' association to hunt
down the assailant. According to Way,
Mrs. Johnston says she was laboring under
an hallucination brought on by drugs which
were administered after a recent operation.
After the muidcr of Miss Clara Rosen by
a negro, she believed that she was about
to be a victim. The search for the as
sailant has been dropped.
Preparing a School Bill.
Chairman. Allen of the schools committee
has divided up the work of the senate
committee on the school bill. He has ap
pointed subcommittees as follows: On gen
eral provisions of the bill, Cosson, Bruce,
Wilson, Taylor; on examination and certifi
cation of teachers, Hammlll, DeArmond,
Chapman, Seeley and McManus: on the
county unit features, Adams, DeWolf, Al
len of Van Buren, Jamlesnn and Allen of
Pocahontas. ' It Is hoped that in this way
the bill can be perfected at an early date.
After the first flurry, when many pro
tests came In against the bill, the senti
ment seems to have turned and members
Ihe last two weeks received little evidence
of hostility to the measure.
Saloon Keeper Losee Case.
LOGAN, la., March 3. (Special.) Yester
day tho case involving the confiscation and
destruction of the liquor captured in the
Missouri Valley opera house saloon came
up for trial and went to the Jury late In
the afternoon. The jury after a brief con
sideration of the legal points returned a
verdict against the saloon keeper who, at
once, appealed from the finding of the Jury.
The fourth case sgalnst the saloon keeper
waa heard today, in the first two cases
against Brcrbach the court found him
guilty of maintaining a nuisance in each
saloon at Missouri Valley and bound him
over to answer to the grand Jury at the
March term of court.
lorea Notre Notes.
DT'MONT The annual farmers' Institute
of Butlrr county will be held in this place
beginning March 4 snd will continue ror
IOWA CITY Two hundred and fifty den
tists nre expected to attend the rlxth an
nua) convention of Ihe Alumni Aswlatl' n
of 'the University of lowa College of
Dentlntry, which convenes here Tutsday
and Wednesday, March 9 and 10.
FORT DODGB Honry and Marie Atwood
of Esthervllle. a prominent real estate man
and his wife, have filed a petition In bank
ruptcy In the federal court here. Their lia
bilities are $24,000 and they have no assets,
there being extensive exemptions.
ROCK RAPIDS 8. A. Fesy, ex-representative
In the Thirty-second genersl as
sembly from Lyon county, and one of the
mother's shapeliness. All of this can be avoided by the use of
Mother's Friend before baby comes, as this liniment prepares the
body for the strain tiDon iL and preserves the svmmetrv of her form.
Mother's Friend makes the danger
safely through this critical
period. Thousands grate
fully tell of the benefit and
relief derived from the use-
of this remedy.
fieok saalled fraetoaUeznertaoi motbars.
tUt HJUCmU) kKOULA).0Ji MX
old settlers snd a pioneer business msn
of this place, died st his home here last
night of ailments due to old age. He Is
survived by a wife and two sons.
SIOUX CITY For a fall recrlvfd on the
station platform at Merrill. Is , Elbert K
Tooker. In the d-strict eourt hss instituted
a suit for $.10,000 damages. Tooker was the
aarent for the Bowman Lumber comrany at
Merrill and alleges a fsll which has per
manently Injured him was due to a loose
CRR8 TON Early this morning ocrurred
the desth of Mrs. Dorcns Swnn. widow of
the late Colonel Swan of this place, both
of whom were pioneer residents, having
come here In ISTu. Cob nol snd Mrs. Swan
were the early proprietors of the Summit
house, the largest hotel here for many
TOLEim Ole Klnts. who has boen coach
of the Iander CTark college athletes, nnd
who has also been a teacher In the com
mercial department of th college, has
gone to Des Moines, where he will engage
In business. Prof. Chapman will take
charge of the department for the rest of
8IOUX CITY The Northwestern lowa
Retail Lumber dealers will hold their sn
nual convention In Sioux City on Thursday
and SCO lumbermen are expected to bp
present. Insurance and freight rates w!!l
form the principal metters for considera
tion. James F. Weart of Cherokee, is the
secretary of the organisation.
NEWTON Jewelry, of a value of several
hundred dollars which wss stolen from the
George Sells Davis store on the night of
Februsrv IT, was found early this morning
by orftoers under the chute of the Rock
Island stock ysrds. The property recovered
Included 804 articles, the bulk cf it being
necklaces, bracelets and charms.
FORT. DODGE Indoor rifle practice has
been going on steadily during the entire
winter at the armory where company I
of the Fifty-sixth regiment makes its head
quarters, and a ccntest has Just closed be
tween the squads, the score standing 3.192
to 8.WW In favor of the squad under Lieu
tenant Tallman. The losing squad, under
Lieutenant Helling, will banquet the win
ners. MAR8HALLTOWN-A letter received
bv Charlea H. Hull, of this city, tortsy
says that his son. Wlllard Hull, who has
been United States vice-consul at Canton,
China, has been transferred to Shanghai.
Mr. Hill will be vice-consul and general
Interpreter for the legation. Mr. Hull will
leave for this city for a vacation of three
months esrly In the spring.
SIOUX CITY To assist the police and
other officers in keeping Innocent country
girls, seeking work In Sioux City from fall
ing a prev to the wiles of the "white
slave" traffickers, labor ag;ncles have sub
mitted to the city council a number of
amendments to the ordinance governing
employment bureaus. The measure pro
vides for the separation of departments fcr
mnle and female help and for the keeping
of records for the inspection of the police.
FORT DODGE A fire fiend Is disturbing
the quiet in this city, with the clang of
the firbell and of the wagon gongs, that
he occasions bv starting frequent blazes In
the city. For"the fiend's apprehension, T.
J. Connors, manager of the Gund Brewing
company at this place has offered $100 in
cash because three times within twelve
davs, the cold storage plant of the com
pany has been set on fire. Today the fiend
tried to fire the Colby livery stable In
which there is a saloon, and this seems to
Indicate that the person has a grudge
against the liquor business.
Option Law Will
Not Be Repealed
State Senate Refuses to Pass House
Bill by Vote of Twenty-Six
INDIANAPOLIS. Msrch 8. The senate of
the state legislature today ' decided to con
tinue county local Option In Indiana for the
next two years by killing by a vote of
26 to 23 the enacting clause of a house bill
to repeal the county option law, which was
passed by a special session of the legisla
ture last September. County option repeal
was a democratic platform proposition in
the last campaign, but since the election
so many countiea have voted "dry" under
the new law that public sentiment had an
Influential effect on a number of demo
Blggsr, Better. Busier That's what ad
vertising in The Bee does for your
FIRST TESTIMONY TAKEN
IN BIG OIL REBATE CASE
Defence Pla-htlna: to Prevent Placing
Alton Rate Sheets In Evi
dence. CHICAGO, March 8. Testimony in the re
trial of the case against the Standard OH
Company of Indiana began late this after
noon before Judge Anderson. Frederick 8.
Holland, formerly chief rate clerk of the
Chicago A Alton railroad, was the first
witness. He testified in regard to the
methods used In the office of the company
in making ratea and in mailing copies of
the tariff to shippers.
It is the contention of the , government
that the published lawful rate on oil be
tween certain points over the Chicago A
Alton was 18 cents, while the ol! company
paid only S cents. Assistant District At
torney Wiikerson attempted to introduce in
evidence the turlff sheet showing an 18-cent
rate between Chicago and East St. Loula.
Upon objections being' offered by the de
fense Judge Anderson ruled that the tariff
could not be presented until the govern
ment hud shown that It waa the rate pub
lished and filed with the Interstate Com
merce commission. The court said that this
wss the vital pulnt In the case. The gov
ernent declared that proof of Its publication
would be presented later.
Attorney John 8. Miller, for the defense,
said that the officials of the oil company
did nuT know anything about the 18-cent
rale, that they simply took advantage of
the lowest possible rate by locating a re
finery at Whiting, lnd.
"We are looking to thla jury," said Mr.
Miller, "to find a verdict based on the mer
its of this controversy, not on the pipe
dreams of counsel for the government."
Judge Anderson earlier In the day form
ally sustained the motion of the defense
that Ihe government proceed to trial on the
theory that there were thirty-six alleged of
fenses. A. Pierre Attack
of malaria, liver derangement and kidney
trouble Is easily cured by Electric Bitters,
the guaranteed remedy. tOc. For sale by
Beaton Drug Co.
Every woman covets a shape
ly figure, and many of them
deplore the loss of their girl
ish forms after marriage.
The bearing of children is
often destructive to the
of child-birth less, and carries her
MARCH and APRIL
You can ride on the Burlington's fast Denver Train No. '3
from Omaha 4:10 p. in., arriving Denver 7:0 a. m.
Daily through tourist sleepers to San Francisco and Los
Angeles via Scenic Colorado and Salt Lake City. ' Special con
ductors in charge.
Ket me send you some Illustrated folders descriptive of our personally con
ducted excursions, points of Interest, sto. Let me reserve you a birth and help
plan your trip.
J. B. REYNOLDS, C. P. A.
to the regular sanitary and hygienic
tastes which produce health, strength
!l DISEASED ElflEE3 1
thein capable or strenuous ana einoieni
service in eerv walk of life.
The man who wastes Jils vitality and
Impairs his health through any of the
nianv causes to which he may be sub
jected, lowers his physical valuation and
his earntng capacity If he permits the
wa.xte to go unchecked, and has, therefore,
adopted a suicidal policy; for an evil more
destructive than race suicide is race homi
cide. He may he compared to the man
who keeps checking out money from his
bank account, without replenishing It,
until it dwindles to nothing and hla check
Men who hsvc distressed from Nature's
Inimutatile law should reallr-e In time that
there Is sure to be a reckoning day, and
that the magnitude of their loss will then
be deplored, end with possibly no chance
of retrieving It. This misfortune has fall
en like the shades of night over many a
ninn. blotting out his fairest years of hap
piness. Men gradually break down from worry.
overwork, bereavement. Indiscretions and
kindred causes. In all the uconomlc walks of life men are overworked, har
assed and depressed in the struggle fur existence or the accumulation of
wealth, as the case may be. They are driven physically and mentally at a
nresaure that must often weaken or Impair the health or terminate in a phys
ical or mental breakdown. You may be able to make a horse pull a heavy
load todav by whipping It. but how about tomorrow? Many are worklrrx
hevond thlr physical endurance, all Impelled by necessity, monetary or other
motives. Our business Is to divorce these men from their troubles snd re
store them to a liappv, healthful, vigorous condition and Increase their phys
ical valuation. We place nervous, ailing, sickly men in prime physical con
dition. We treat man only, and care promptly, safely and tnorongbly By the latest
and best methods, BRONCHITIS, CATARBX, MBTOUi DEBILITY, 21.0 3D
POISON, SKIN DISEASES, KIDWET AND BL4DDEU DISEASES, and all
BpeoliI Dtsaasas and their complications, in the shorUst time possible and at
the lowest cost or skillful service and successful treatment.
STATE MEDICAL INSTITUTE
1308 Farnam St., Between 13th and 14th Sts., Omaha,- Neb.
Thia is your opportunity to see the
Pacific Northwest Country
with Ha boundlcsa advantages
that are now open to you
This rate in effect Every Day, to April 30, 1S09
Electric Block Signals all the way
The Safe Road to Travel
Ask About the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, Wash.
CITY TICKET OFFICE, 1324 FARNAM STREET
'Phones: Bell, Douglas 1828, and lnd. A-3231.
If you lonj for a ret
If you wish for a food both de
licious and good at AStJ
I f you'd feel secure from a syrup
impure eat fQUV
For tible use and cookinj
you'll find it unequalled.
In mir-titht tint; it. i$t, joe.
A bock of cooking anitandr-mahln
recipes senf free on rtqutst.
0PaW afftaSIMftfS ffHffiffM0 Co0t06n
More of It
Farnam St, Omaha, Nb.
Is It at a premium, at par or at a discount? A man's health
Is physically his greatest aset, and every man should as
pire to prevent any deterioration. His physical valuation
should never be allowed to fall below par. as In most
instances it Is a prime necessity, a most valuable asset, and
nnrnmniint to anvthine he can poasess. Men should adhere
laws of life and Tormulate habits and
and vigor and have a tendency to make
Office Hours: 8:00
Sundays, 10 to 1
t. m. to 8:00 p. m.
only. If ou can
Powered by Open ONI