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TTTE OMAHA DAILY BEF,: THtTRSDAT, AtKIL 1, 1900.
OewaeU SMaffa Off at the
Onaaaa In la at II SVet ?
NEEDS B!C ROLL FOR BAIL
; Indictments Piling Up Against May-
bray and Hi Gang.
Lewia Culler. fu'.eral director. 'Phone ST.
Woodrlng Undertaking company. Tel. 331.
FAUST BEER AT ROGERS BUFFET.
Majestic ranges. P. C. DeVol Hdwre. Co.
Delicate lace and net waist. fl.tM and up
XT. W. Dickerson, the watchmaker, hat
moved to C2J Weal Broadway.
The best wall piper rtaner, lie per ran.
W. Nlcholalson. 14 B. Main atreet.
Picture and art noveltle for Gaater
gifts. C. E. Alexander. 332 Broadway.
PAIRD LONGENEOKER ft BOI.AND,
undertakers. Phone 122, 14 N. Main St.
N r-ly furnished front room, stric tly
modern, with private family. Bell "phone
I'n-tO-date wall paper and wnll paper
work at reasonable- price. H. Borwick.
HI South Main aireet.
Elegsnt messaline aalln waists, K.iH and
up at Hunter .
Mrs. Charles If. Cherry nnd son of 127
South Eighth street will go tomorrow f
Fslrbury to .visit over Ranter with relatives.
Ernest O. l,owe and Iura Smith, both
of Kanag City, were married In this rltv
yesterday, the ceremony being performed
by Rev. Henry DeLong.
Preaident W. B. Keeline has railed a
meeting of the hoard of directors of th
Nal tonal Horticultural congress for this
evening In the room of the Commercial
tub. Freeldont Im Macrae has also
called a meeting of the Council Bluffi
Automohllo club for t In in evening at tho
Word waa received by the police yc.tr
day morning that the residence of Ed
Flaher at Underwood had been entered
Monday ntght by a burglar, who secured
ITS In gold and currency and two checks
on the Underwood bpnk drawn In Mr.
Fisher's favor. The money and checks
were In a large red leather wallet.
The receipts In the general fund of the
Christian Home last week were SM6.P7, being
li.li above the current needs of the week
and reducing the nmnunt needed In the
contingent and improvement fund for 1W19
to !.&.(. In the manager's fund the re
ntpts were m.60. being S3. So below the
ned of the week and Increasing the de
flclency ui this fund to date to SW6.C0.
The theft of an overcoat belonging to
Burton Smith from the Hotel Klrlin wa.
reported to the police Monday night Tom
Sllcott was arrested by the police in Omuhi
while trying to dispose of an overcoat with
Smith's nam- on a label, tsilcoit admitted
stealing the cont ami wjs brought hack to
Council Bluffs by Delctive Callaghan. He
will hive a hearing before Judge Snyder
tl. W. Moore, driver of an automobile,
was arrestid by the police late Monday
night. Moore Is charged with having drlvon
his automobile Into the wagon of James
T. Barnett. a meseenger for The Omaha
Bee, or, West Broadway, a few nights ag i.
Barnett was struck In the face by one Of
th' men In the automobile when he tried
to ascertain the names of the occupants.
Monro is alleged lo have been the man who
assaulted Barnett. Moore put up a $100
cash bond and his hearing was continued
until this morning befote Judge Snyder.
Solomon Hntlrey, charged with wife de-
sertlon, bad a preliminary hearing yeMer
day before Justicn Gardiner, the case hiv
ing been taken on a change of venue from
the court of Justice Cooper. Hattery,
thrcugh his counsel, flatly refused to make
any promises that he would support his
wife and waa bound over to await tho ac
tion of the grand Jury. Aa he Is In poor
health and confinement In the county jail
would probably aggravate his Illness, As
sistant County Attorney Hess consented to
Hattrey being released cn his own recog
Conned Blntfs Real Estate Transfers.
These tranafcra were reported to The Be
March SO by the Pottawattamie County
Abstract company of Council Bluffs:
A. B. Slater and wife to Edith Orcutt
Beaton, neW nw'i of 23-76-40, o, c d..$ 1
Lltlle Cook and husband to Lulu B.
Marlowe, lot S, Casady'a subd In
Council Bluffs, w d 12i
M. Theodore Christiana and wife to
Henry lieese, sw'. e4 of IS; nw
nei of 21; land in sectlona 16 and
:i-77-43. w d 7.873
Henry Wlese, referee, to L. C. Green,
se4 sw'.i and sw swVt of 22-77-39.
ref d 8.060
Total, fourteen transfers $15,051
SEVENTY THOUSAND 15 BLUFFS
e rr Orleans Federal Urand Jarjr
rillns I n Another Hsti-b nn
(kargr of I sing Mails
Uftsisst v,nsMsn aweie wssiin m immmm
Wseftr Si ill ji0Cp rsw4 mt, rssr
at mt KIT UNS lr'jf erf tmwt
an nut. asa emu
so wat amrra, wi
rmm twt cxtt mubsxbt
Will have a salea ground on Avenue
"A" and Soth atreet. next to the car
line, from April tat to May let, 1S0S,
where can ba obtained all klnda of
fruit, a lit- la and ornamental treea,
shrubs, rojes. etc. Hem grown. Coma
and get your stock and aava half your
money. T'ovira truly,
Xj. W. BT.OZ.SCXSJ.
"If J. ('. Maybray, the Ik.ss of the swinil
ling syndicate, expects to secure his release
on ball he will have to show up a bigger
bank account than I believe lie hits," said
United States Commissioner N. A. Craw
ford yesterday at Council Bluffs.
On the Indictments pending against May
bray In Council Bluffs It would require
about $70,000 to furnish the bonds refiilrd
and Commlsisoner Crawford has received
word from Postoffice Inspector Swenson
that the fedeial grand jury at New Orleans
Is grinding out another batch of Indict
ments against Maybroy and a number of
bis associate swindlers.
"1 am advised by Mr. Swenson," said
Commissioner Crawford, "that among the
papers found In Maybray s trunk which
was seised at Little Rock, the federal au
thorities secured evidence showing that
Maybray and other members of the syndi
cate, while iirfving heaO'iuarters In New
Orleans prior to their removal to Council
Bluffs, used the malls In furtherance of
their gigantic swindling operations. Mr.
Swenson Informs me that ho Is now se
curing Indictments at New Orleans on
this evidence. This being the case May
bray wl'l certainly have a hard time fur
nishing bail bonds under all the Indict
ments which will finally be stacked up
Mr. Crawford said also that he had been
advised that Isidore J. Warner and F. M.
Johnson, two of the men arrested with
Maybray at Little Rock succeeded in se
curing a brief taste of freedom. It ap
pears that they were able to furniah a
bond, btit the moment they were released,
tinder that ball were arrested on another
chaise at the Instigation of Postoffice In
spector Swenson and are still behind the
bars In Littln Rock. Warner and Johnson
are both Davenport men. As yet there Is
not the slightest Indication of when May
bray will be brought to Iowa.
CK Fit Al. FUND 1 BOLSTER Ell VP
Fonda Transferred from Water
Works Staklna- Kaad.
The sum of $3,633.35 was yesterday trans
ferred from the water works sinking fund
to the general fund. This Is to reimburse
the general fund for certain warrants I
drawn on that fund for preliminary ex
penses In connection with the proposition
of the city to own Us water works plant,
which, under a recent enactment of the
state legislature, can be properly charged
up to the water works sinking fund. The
transfer of this sum practically depletes
the water works sinking fund, but liiU
amount added to the general fund comes
In handy to carry the various municipal
departments through to trie cloee of the
Included In the $1,693.38. for which war
rants had originally been drawn on the
general fund, were the .payments of $1,33.9$
tin TV. Kierstead and $73R.S0 to W. G. Bryan,
the expert hydraulic engineers employed by
the city. It also Included the cost of the
special election, at which the propoaition
to Issue the $9K).O0O water bonds wss sub
mitted to the people, which amounted to
$1,170.40. The balance of the $3,593.35 was
made un of exDenses Incurred br the cltv
engineer's office In connection with the
preparation of plans and specifications for
the proposed municipal water plant.
The "booklet" which was prepared at
the suggestion of the committee on water
works In order that the voters might have
a clear understanding of the water works
question and situation cost $205.45, but City
Solicitor Kimball gave it aa his opinion
that this could not be paid out of the
water works sinking fund, aa It was not
a legitimate preliminary expense in con
nection with that proposition. The gen
eral fund will have to stand this expense.
The fees paid Harl & Tlnley, special coun
sel employed by the city, were also placed
by Mr. Kimball among the expenses which
could not be properly charged up to the
water worka sinking fund.
Prior to City Solicitor Klmhall calling a
halt, warrants to the amount of $786.04 had
been paid out of the water works ainklng
fund, and these. It was stated by City
Treaaurer True and City Auditor MrAncny
yesterday, would have to stand. These
payments were for expenses which the re-
rent enactment of the legislature permits
to be paid out of the water worka sinking
fund, although at the Urns the warrants
were drawn the city had no authority to
pay these sums out of that fund.
Under the new law the city will now be
shle to psy the $2,500 for the services of
Burns t- McDonnell, the Kansas City en
gineers employed to assist City Engineer
Etnyre In revising the plans for the pro
posed munlclpsl water plant out of the
sinking fund Instead of out of the con
Who Pays for Live
Puzzling; Problem is Presented in Re
turn to Life of Henry
SO V01E ON PROHIBITION
Senate Committee Finally Disposes
of the Amendment.
BIO CHANGE IN DEPARTMENTS
Controversy Between Ciofernor and
Pharmaer Commissioner Kelts
la (letting: to the Warm
Now that H-nry Bethers of Council
Bluffs has come to life again and In
fact was never dead, the question
arises as to who will be called upon
to bear the expense of the funeral
of the corpe found in the car of ashea at
Valley and burled as that of Bethers by
the latter'e family.
Hemy Bethers had a small amount of
Insurance In the Prudential company and
this waa to pay the local undertaker for
the funeral. Now that Bethers has turned
up alive and In excellent health the under
taker cannot, of course, collect the In
surance. The Bethers family, It la understood,
paid for the burial lot In the cemetery and
It Is said they Intend exhuming the body
which they had burled. Then the question
will arlfce who will have to pay the expense
of reburylng the corpse of the unidentified
FIVK SEEK TO ENTER MINISTRY
Examinations of Candidates Precede
The examination of candidates for tho
ministry, which precedes the annual meet
ing of the Iowa conference of the Ger
man Evangelical association, to open In
this tlty tomorrow, was begun yesterday
and will continue through today. Five can
didates appeared for examination. They are
Jesse Molte, of Perry, la. ; August Beck
man, of Kostona. Ia.; Frank Haas, of
Corning, Ja.: M. J. Welland, of Maple
vllle. III., and O. Hagemeyer, of Austin,
Tex. Mr. Haas was formerly a resident
of Council Bluffs. The examining board
Is composed of Rev. B. J. Schultg. of
Cedar Rapids, president of the Iowa con
ference; Rev. Erneat Kchroeder, of Ackley,
vice president; Rev. A. Bauernseind, of
Waterloo, secretary, and five other mem
bers of the conference.
Last evening at the German Evangelical
church Rev. G. Stelcher spoke on "Tha
Necessity of a Spiritual Awakening." A
short address was also delivered by Rev.
Herman Engle. This evening there will
be short addresses by several of the min
isters attending the conference. The con
ference proper, will open tomorrow morn
ing with Bishop Horn, of Cleveland, O.,
Faneral of William J. MeCnne.
The funeral of William J. McCune, who
was kill! Monday afternoon in the yards
of tha Northwestern railroad, will be held
this afternoon-at 2:30 from the family resi
dence, 230 Graham avenue. Interment will
be In Walnut Hill cemetery. The aervlcea
at the bouse will be conducted by Rev.
James M. Williams, pRstor of Broadway
MethodiM church, while the local lodge of
Elka, of which deceased was formerly
secretary, will have charge of the services
at the cemetery. The following havebcen se
lected as pallbearers: Painter Knox, Frank
C. Hendricks. M. R. Grout, Tjouis Zurmueh
len, J. W. Mitchell. Joe Wallace.
Joe W. Smith, exalted ruler of Council
Bluffs lodge. No. 231, Benevolent and Pro
tective Order of Elks, has Issued a call
for members of the lodge to meet at the
residence, 230 Graham avenue promptly at
2:30 o'clock this afternoon and march to
the cemetery and assist in the services at
All members of the I'nited Commercial
Travelers are requested to meet at the
residence of the late W. J. McCune, 230
Graham avenue at 2:30 o'clock this after
noon to attend the funeral of their de
Licenses to wed were Issued yesterday
to the following-
Name and Residence. Age.
Ernest ). lyiwe. Kansss fit v. Mo 22
lAura Smith, Kansas City, Mn -4
.lens C Sknv. Chicago 2S
Rlvena M. Robertaon, Weeping Water.. 22
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DBS MOINKS, March 3i.-t9peclal. The
senate, at the close of discussion of the
utilities measure, laid both the Sammls and
Smith bills on the table by a vote of
twenty-six to twenty. Sammla Immedi
ately Introduced a bill for a special com
mission to investigate the need of a utill
t ties commission.
The house passed the senate bill author
ising the building of county hospitals.
The senate committee on constitutional
amendments, by a vote of nine to two, Isld
on the table the Joint resolution for a pro
hibitory amendment, thus putting that agi
tation to rest for this year.
Reorganising the Departments.
The hill to reorganize the various atate
department was presented to the senate
today by the committee on public health.
The bill creates a new commission, to be
known aa the "Commission on Public
Health." which would consist of three per.
sons, the only qualification being- that they
should be electors, and requiring also that
they be of different political parties. They
will be paid a salary of $3,500 each, will
be appointed by the governor for six-year
terms, and be removable by him In vaca
tion. The commlasion is to have a sec
retary at $2,000 a year, and clerks, one of
whom shall be a veterinarian and an
other a pharmacist, at $1.S10 a year, and
stenographers and asslstanta sufficient to
do the work, also the board has authority
to employ commissions and boards of ex
aminers and othera to do the work now
done by other boards at $8 per day. All
traveling expenses of the members are to
be paid. The board takes over the duties
of the board of control In part and of a
few other commissions. Including the busi
ness management of the tuberculosis hos
pital of the state at Oakdale. the lecture
work on tuberculosis, the Inspection of ho
tels, the regulation of the creameries of
the state and Instruction in creamery man
agement, the pure seed and pure food and
pure paint department, the enforcement of
the pharmacy laws and punishment of of
fenders, the examination of dentists and
of optometrists and of doctors and of vet
erinary surgeons, the enrorcement and
regulation of the health laws of the atate,
etc. It is estimated that the salaries will
cost about $15,000 a year, and that the
entire expense of the commission will bs
probably $40,000 a year, 'iviere Is no pro
vision anywhere for a physician or osteo
path on the board, but . It la assumed that
there has been assurance given that at
least one would be, a doctor. The entire
matter is left to the governor.
Tay Fares of the Commission.
The house today passed a bill to forbid
the giving of free transportation to the
railroad commissioners in their travels
about the state Inspecting railroads, and
requiring the tafa "to pay for the same.
The commission is now furnished trans
portation, under the requirements of the
atate law, but among the rural members
there Is a feeling that the commmlssion la
prejudiced thereby. .
The house defeated a measure Intended
to forbid drug stores from selling liquor in
any form, and making void all permits to
sell. The house defeated a plan to merely
limit the number that might have permits,
and then also defeated the bill. '
The house refused to order night sessions
and the senate refused to fix a date for
Controversy Over n Bill.
The controversy between two state offl
ciala over a mailer of a $20 per diem bill
paid last June reached another turn today,
when B. F. Kelta of the State Pharmacy
commission gave out a statement to the
press on his side of the case. It was In
reply to a newspaper article prepared by
Governor Carroll last week, In which Car
roll accused Kelts of presenting a falsified
bill for last June, because he Included four
days which, Carroll said, were days when
Kelts attended the republican national con
vention. Kelts comes back with a sweep
ing denial of everything, and although the
disputed account ia an old one, and he
probHbly could not now defend It as ha
could if It hsd been attacked then, he dial-
lengea any proof that It was either error
or wrong In any way.
Rut he also comes back at Carroll by
showing that when the sttte executive
council first took up the auditing of the
bills of the State Pharmacy commission,
a committee at the head of which was
Mr. Carroll, then state auditor, decided
upon a course to pursue In regard to per
diem and expense accounts and this has
been followed the is'st five years, all of
which time. Carroll has been a member of
the council which audita the bills and he
aa state auditor also drew the warrants,
when it wss his duty, If he had any doubt
aa to their correctness, to have refused to
draw the warrant
Kelts also shows that Carroll was In
error In hla statement aa to what took
place between them over the telephone,
whon Carroll undertook to remove Kelts
from the commlasion because of the alleged
discrepancy as to the January bill. Carroll
agreed to not act until he had an Interview
with Kelts and when Kelts came to his
office and called at the governor's office
two separate days to see him he failed to
get the Interview. Kelts will neither re
sign nor consent to removal. He has been
unable to get an interview with the gov
ernor and has not received any acknowledg
ment of hla letter in which he asked for
a speelfV statement of charges.
A political phase of the case is developed
In that Kelts Intimates that Carroll la
I building up a machine for the purpose of
becoming a candidate for United States
senator, and his purpose in dragging the
State Pharmacy commission In the mire Is
to aid two Mils the governor desires passed,
one of which would legislate out of office
a great many of the appointees of Cum
mins, and permit Carroll to place his friends
in office at once, and the other to give
the governor authority to remove at any
time any appointive officer, even though
his commission has not expired. Kelt also
pointed out that the State Pharmacy com
mission since he went upon it has Increased
the net profits to the state from that aource
50 per rent and in the last two years the
commissioners turned over to the state as
profit over $48,000, which is more than the
profit of the state auditor's office under th
Pj-waift fYfvT 7TTTTVT f 'S " ordcaI v hJch a1 women
jjL-UUJLvil nothing compares tfhe pa?n
TT7T . of child-birth. The thought
TCTm of the suffering in store for
I W f i rrf hcrrobs the expectant mother
Of Pleasant nntirinotirme
Thousands of women have found the use of Mother's Friend robs
confinement of much pain and insures safety to life of mother and
child. This liniment ia a God-send to women at the critical time. Not
only does Mother Friend carry women safely through the perils of
tniiu-Dirui, nui ii prepares
the system ror tne coming
event, relieves "morning
sickness, and other dis-
rnmForte. Sold by druggists at $1 .OO.
- neoa er rainaoie nveraa
tloe Balled fre.
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INSANITY SAVES MURDERER
Woman Who Killed Her Two Chil
dren la Sent to Asylum.
FORT DODGE, Ia.. March Jl. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. Nettle Powell of Rock
well City, the murderess, waa declared In
sane this morning before Judge Powers st
Rockwell City and was taken at once to
Cherokee. She killed her two children
and atempled the murder of the third and
then tried to commit suicide. She waa In
dicted by the grand Jury. The case has
now beelng Indefinitely postponed.
Prominent Ed oca tors at lows City.
IOWA CITT, la., March 31 (Special.)
Blshop Edwin H. Hughes, former president
of DePauw university and an educator of
high standing, will be on the program of
the Southeastern Iowa Teachers' associa
tion which m-ts here April S. 9 and 10.
Another prominent speaker, will be Prof.
L. H. Bailey of Cornell university, Ithaca,
N. T-, the man whose work made him a
member of President Roosevelt's Country
Life commission and who was prominently
mentioned as a probable successor to Sec
retary James Wilson of the Department
The program also Includes Prof. James R.
Speed of Loutavllle, Isabel Bevler of the
University of Illinois and Bertha Payne of
the University of Chicago kindergarten,
and Miss Ella Witten of Muscatine.
The Des Moines teachers who will aid
In the conduct of the program are Dean
W. S. Atherton, Miss Elisabeth Robb, Prof.
William Solomon of Drake, Miss Louisa
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GRIN.NELL. Ia.. March 31. -( Special. i
After the hottest municipal campaign for
years the election In this clly Monday
made I D. Kemmerer. former councilman,
mayor In place of Dr. E. B. Wiley, the
present incumbent, by a majority of 112
votes out of a total of )',022. The present
council members were entirely rejected,
with th exception of H. 1. ' Davis, who
was elected one of the councllmcn-at-large.
The proposition to give a gas franchise to
0. B. Mathews of this city carried by a
majority of 127 votes. The Incoming offi
cers are: Mayor, I D. Kemmerer; councll-men-at-!arge,
A. A. Foster anil H. I. Davis;
First ward, H. Q. layman; Second ward,
1. S. Bailey, jr.; Third ward, J. C.
Creamer; Fourth ward, A. McBtaln. D. S.
Morrison, candidate for councllman-at-large,
was defeated by the narrow margin
of fourteen votes. Nearly the full vote of
the city was polled. There waa no party
politics In the election, the Issues being gn.i
and paving for the Immediate future and
dissatisfaction with the large expenditures
in the last two years.
Church Conference East,
ZBARING, la., March 31. (Special. )-The
rnnua! state conference of the United
Evangelical church, which has been In ses
sion here for four days, closed last night
with the announcement of the assignments.
The following are the assignments made
for tho larger cities In the conference:
Cct'ar Ilapids, Rev. A. A. Couser; Iowa
City, Rev. S. N. Raunge; Marshalltown.
Rev. W. M. Force and Rev. J. Auracher;
Waterloo, Rev. J. A. Slauffacher; Afton,
Rev. S. H. Streyfeller; Correctionville, Rev.
E. R. Mitchell; Des Moines, Rev. S. C.
Wadding and . Rev. O. L. Springer; Red
Oak, Rev. a. N. Thompson ; Ringgold, Rev.
W. C. McKlnley, and Winterset, Rev. H. D.
Ions News Notes.
EAOLE CJROVF3-W. P. lnsel has had
plans prepared for a $10,010 hotel building,
which Is to be built during the coming
summer: The building Is to be 34x130 feet,
and Is to be of brick conatructlon.
ATLANTIC John Fuhlendorf, proprietor
of the Atlantic Bottling works, Saturday
puivhased the Needles' lots at the coiner
of Third and Chestnut streets and will erect
a two-story brick building on them as soon
ATLANTIC Albert Johnson, A. N. Es
beck and A. H. Jorgenson have gone to
Chicago, where they will purchase a new
engine and coach for the Atlantic North &
South railway, which it has been in need
of for some time.
AFTON-State Treasurer Morrow has re
fused $Ti.iKi0 for his fine Union county farm
two miles north of Afton. He owns 7U0
acres and a few days ago was offered $100
per acre, which he declined, saying he ex
pects to return lo this farm when his offi
cial duties are over.
. MARSHALLTOWN Mrs. ina A. Wal
lace, Ha administratrix of the estate of her
late husband. Elmer K. Wallace, today
filed suit against the Iowa Central Railway
comrany for damages of $0,(K0. Mrs. Wal
lace brings suit t recover for her hus
band's death, who waa killed while
switching In the loral yeards.
CLEAR LAKE The lest chapter nf the
history of the first and only Baptist church
of this city Is soon to be written. The old
churrh building, which waa built in 1ST,
has been sold to J. H. Peterson, who will
either remove It or demolish It. For many
yeara the Baptist denomination was one of
the strongest denominations In the city.
Then it tvegan losing members by deaths
and removals from the city, until now so
fw remain as to no longer be able to
muster a congregation.
CRESTON Five lno-pound sacks ot
granulated sugar were foun'l hidden undei
rubbish and 0brl at the old gas plant Ir
this city by some boy at play a few day
ago and it Is proof to the minds of tin
authorities that merchandise cars left
standing In the yards are being rifled by
a thieving gang "at work here. The rail-.
road detective Is working on the case.
MASON CITY Tht announcement of th
engagement of the Rev. Albert Hastings
Jordan, formerly pastor of the First Con
gregational church of this city, to Mls
Emma Bixhy. the daughter of a St. Txul
millionaire, was made in St. Louts yester
day. Rev. Mr. Jordan is now the pastor
of the First Congregational church of St.
Louis. He left here little more. than s
jeer ago to become the pastor of the St.
CRESTON The democrats elected every
candidate on their ticket yesterday at th
municipal elwtlon. with the exception of
two counellmen. Dr. Rcvnolds lias a ma
jority of 290 over Willis Brooks, the repub
lican candidate, and the other candidates
are in like proportion. The library project
was defeated by a majority of 9M. Tin
women turned out In large numbers te
vote, but the returns show that a con
siderably larger number of them voted
against It than for it. Large numbers of
the wealthiest citizens voted against It. pre
sumably on account of the tax required to
MISSOURI VALLICT The death of W.
R. O'Neal occurred at his home this morn
ing at 7:05 after an Illness of several weeks.
Mr. O'Neal waa born on a farm In Indiana
which la now the center of the rlty of
Indianapolis, on March 20, IH4I. He wa
ms-ried In June. 18fi9. to Mrs. Emlltn
George of Bethlehem. Wayno county, Iowa,
and moved to Missouri Valley two yearn
later, entering the service of the North
western railroad -as a brakeman. and wa
made a conductor two years later. In which
capsclty he tins served the company for
thirty-six continuous yesrs. and has been,
the oldest man 1n the service fur a num
ber of years.
ATI.ANT1C In the clly el.vtlon held
here yesterday the returns show that S.
W. W. Straight has been re-elected mayor
over Boormaii, having a malorlty of some
181 votes. The contest for tills office had
been rather heated and the vote turned out
very differently from what had been ex
pected. In the First. Second and Third
wards James Btler. Joseph Burnea anil
Jacob Chrlstensen were elected for council.
men without any opposition, as were Craw
ford and Harlan, for councllmen-at-large.
Whitney for treasurer and Whitmore for
city attorney. In the Third ward the con
test for councilman was second only to th
fight for mayor, and .1. D. Ooff waa elected
over the present Incumbent, .1. . Fudge.
There whs a three-cornered flaht fur
assessor. Campbell, Laurrnsen and Iing
contesting. Lang winning the office by
about forty-three votes.
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