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THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY. A?RTL C. 1900.
CHURCH CONFERENCE EKD
Young People's Sally in Evening the
BISHOP HORN PREACHES SERMON
Alinmriita ( ritlfln far EbiiIk
IfUr Made, laeludlnc Chang
( la Pastorate of Laral
, The fort-ninlh annual meeting of the
'Iowa conference of the Ocrman Evangel
ical association . cam to a close Sunday
evening; efith jqung people's rally at the
German Evangelical church on Glen avenue
and Pierce street, where the sessions of the
conference 'were held. The closing services
Included the ordination of Rev. F. J. Haas
ot Coming In the afternoon and the in
'nual mlialonary meeting held at the close
of tha ordination. Bishop William Horn
of Cleveland, who presided over the con
ference, preached at, the morning aervlce.
Among the assignments of ministers of
the conference to paatoralea for the en
aulng year Is that of Tier. J. H. Engle to
the church In Council Bluffa. In addition
to filling the local pastorate, Rev. Mr. En
gle will aerve tha congregation at Dum
frlet. The new pastor, who aucreeda Rev.
O. P. Caweltl, contra to Council Bluffa
from Abbott, la. Rev. Mr. Caweltl, who
retlrea from the local pastorate, has been
compelled alao, on account of 111 health,' to
give up active work in the ministry, at
leaat for a time, lie Is planning on enter
ing Into mercantile business.
The following assignment .of ministers
wa announced by the conference:
PES MOIXE8 DISTRICT.
I.. W Rock, presiding elder.
Ies Moines M. Gruener.
T.aircl ami Mlngn-J. J. Braun.
lirrt- t I.n.
Van Ho: n '). Mchnert.
HiibhHVil- ' l'f- k.
Hand .1 . Ptrlecher.
Perry end ' -K. J. Haas.
Dcfinnci hi ; ' K. tlranner.
fcilver Creek W. Fisher.
Noble J. V. Knoll.
Cornlng-J. D. eehalble.
K. Nolle, presiding cider.
Dubuque A. Hogrn.
i.'llnton E. J. Ixng.
Wilton U Bchuerer.
.'friar Rapids B. J. Srhulti.
liter Creek Jesse Nolle.
Garrison A. Bunt.
T.aPorte i:ity-l f. Smith.
Butler David Land.
Waterloo J. H. Rauernfelnd.
Rlack Hawk A. F. Hcrxbcrg.
Waverley If. Sassman.
Sumner E. Schroedcr.
Alia Viato-W. F. Muether.
Creero E. C. Schwab.
I.analng A. Raecker.
FORT DO DOE DISTRICT.
A, I. Hauler, presiding elder.
Fort fodge A. Goeti.
Cedar Falls H. O. I-ioreni.
Abbott C. 8. 1-ang.
Dumont C. F. Hellinan.
Hamrton F. Lantow.
Sheffield J. M. Kraft.
Mesorvey H. Raecker.
Rrltt J. P. Pflaum.
Luverne i. W. Wlemands.
Cromwell Center A. Beckman.
Hartley P. 8cbott.
Magnolia W. Grobe.
Ptanton-F. W. Koenlg.
f, nod Chance for Pension Rill.
"I see i.o reason why tha police pen
sion bill should not bo paaaed at tula
session." aald Senator C. G. Kaunder,
who. spent Sunday at his home in this
city, returning io Den Moines last even
ing. H has pushed the senate and been
favorably reported from the house. The
provisions of tha bill are similar to
those In the firemen's pension bill which
whs recently paaaed.' Any member of
tli police force on attaining the agj of
S3 years after twenty-two years of serv
ice, can retire on a penalon equal to
half pay. Disability while on active duty
alio entitles a member of the department
to a penalon. . To provide a pension
fund cities can levy a tax annual! not
to exceed V mill. The members of the
force will bo required to pay .1 per cent
of their salaries monthly Into the fund."
Colonel Saunders expressed the opinion
alio that the bill providing for the con
demnation by munlc Ipalltlea of vulillc
utilities, the franchises of which have
expired, would be passed before the leg
islature adjourns, which it will do on
Friday of this week.
Matters In District Court.
The petit Jury is summoned to appear to
day, 'and the trial of law cases will he
taken up In the district court by Judge
Wheeler. Tha docket Includes a long list of
personal Injury and other damage suits
against rallrhad and other corporations.
The present assignment contains only one
Sold only in
TJoisturt Proof Packages
criminal case, that against Harry Hall,
charged with tarceny from the person.
Taw first case on the assignment Is the
suit of A. Slgman against the Burlington
Railroad company to recover $l.Mg.S7 for
alleged Injury tr a shipment of horses
w-iille In transit.
BLOODY RIOFaYYoAL MINES
One Man Fatally and Several
onslr Injured Durtnu; Its
DK8 MOINBB, la., April b During a
riot at Hcandla coal mines here late to
night, Joseph Brady. ' W years old was
struck In the had with a beer bottle, suf
fering a fractured skull and Frank Bow
llch received a load of buckshot In the
abdomen. Bowllch cannot live. Felix Me
llch was atabbed, but not fatally. Both
Brady and Melkh are hiding In the hills
near there and defy officers. All the In
jured men are Austrlans. Officers from
Woodward ate on the scene.
terra Ntm Notes.
CRESTON A petition calling tor a
special election la being circulated at
Greenfield to vote ,on Issuing I2S.0O0
water works bonds. The election Is to
he caHed about May 10.
MUSCATINE Alderman William Gioes
klaua was last night elected mayor to serve
out the unexpired term of Barney Schmidt,
who died last Saturday. Schmidt's term
does not expire for almost a year.
CORNING The entire system of wires of
the Corning Telephone company Is to be
put under ground. An order for the ma
terial with which to place under ground
IM.SU feet of cable has been given. The
Improvement will cost $10,000.
MU8CATINE At a meeting of the Musca
tine lodge at lied Men, held laat night. It
was decided to erect a new $40,000 building
for the lodge during the coming year. The
money will be raised by the sale of atock.
The building la to be furnished by March
t'NION The contract for the machinery,
equipment and engines for the 1'nlon Elec
tric Light company was awarded yesterday
to the Munzen company of Minneapolis
The work of Installing the plant Is to be
gin at once and It Is to be completed by
BELMOND While returning from Clar
ion, where he had been on business, James
McGuire of this place lost his balance while
he whs standing on the ateps of one of the
coaches of the train which was bringing
him home and fell to the ground, receiving
serious and perhaps fatal injuries.
WEBSTER CITY D. M. Kelly, one of
the well-known educators of northern Iowa,
who has been at the head of the Cedar
Falls schools, has been chosen superintend
ent (ft the Webster City schools at a salary
of $1,S00 a year. .Mr. Kelly was chosen
from a list of sixty-one applicants.
BELMOND The Belmond Co-operative
Elevator company was organized here yes
terday at a meeting of fanners of Bi'lmond
and its vicinity. The following officera
were elected: President. Arthur Hlnman:
vice president, C. P. Itileek; secretary,
John Sullivan; treasurer. Mathew Sullivan.
REINBKOK Relnbeck's hasket ball team
returned from Fort Itodge this morning,
bringing with It the Van Patten trophy,
won In the decisive game of the season by
the score of 34 to 29. This trophy Is for
the championship of northern Iowa, which
Dodge hue held, but which it was forced
to relinquish to the local team.
M ARSHALLTOWN-U D. Griffith, a
hirber. and Dave Clark, a butcher of this
city, were arrested early this morning by
Deputy I'nlted States Marshal and Sheriff
A. A. Nlcholaon for selling whisky to In
dians from the Tama reservation. "Blnley"
Morgan, who is In Jail serving a thirty
days' sentence, will be arrested hs soon as
his term expires. Griffith and Clark were
taken to Des Moines with the Indians as
witnesses to be arraigned in the federal
MOl'NT VERNON Because they were
not allowed to vote at the recent election,
Olln Stone and Elmer Lane, two students
of Cornell college, have begun nil it In the
district court for damages of $600 each
against the election Judges, J. C. Smythe,
Arthur Neff and T. I. Mitchell. It la said
that Stone has lived In Mount Vernon for
almost six years, and It is claimed that
both have long since established a residence
In the county and city. They were denied
a vote on the claim that, they were not
residents. Their cases are backed by the
Students' Voting league.
MARSH AI.LTOWN Journeying thou
sands of miles wer land and sea from her
home In County Tyrone, Ireland, to this
city at the age of 64 to marry, Is the long
trip made by Mrs. Anna Jane Johnston, a
widow, who came here to marry William
J. H. Irvine, aged 77 years. Irvine lives at
8t. Antony. Mrs. Johnston has been living
here for three weeks, since she arrived
from Ireland. A marriage license for the
aged couple was issued here today. The
wedding Is to take place tomorrow.
PRINCETON STUDENTS REVOLT
Theotnsslcal t'nderarrad nates Demand
More Madera Cur
riculum, NEW YORK, April 6.-The differences
whicn have existed between Dr. Francis
L,. Patton, president of the Princeton Theo
logical seminary. aid the undergraduates,
culminated today. Resolutions were
adopted by the students In which the ulti
matum la set forth that Dr. Patton is to
be made to provide a more modern curri
culum or else the student body will resign.
LAST WEEK FOR IOWA SOLONS
Senate Docket Cleared, but Honse js
MANY REFORM BILLS ARE UP
Measures Changing- Organisation ml
Departments and Afteetlas
Powers Are Likely to
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. April B.-(9peclal.) With
the opening of the last week of the Iowa
legislature the situation is that the sen
ate has practically cleared the calendaT
and the house Is hopelessly swamped with
business. A great deal of small stuff has
been handled by both housei the last few
days, but the house, especially, Is far be
hind with Its work. An effort wai made
to have the senate create a sifting com
mittee for the purpose of shutting out some
matters, but the effort haa failed. In fart,
there is not the slightest reason why any
such committee ahould be named in the
enate, but there is much reason Tor one
in the house.
One of the matters which may cause some
Interest the coming week is a resolution
looking to approval by Iowa of the plan
for popular election of United States sen
ators. The senators had considered this
matter some time ago, but had felt that
the endorsement Iowa gave two yean ago
would hold for some time. Saturday they
received word to the contrary and a reso
lution giving this endorsement was rushed
through the house. It is now in the hands
of the proper committee of the senate and
probably will be reported quickly and
During the week a strong effort will be
made to force through the legislature the
bills having for their object a reorganiza
tion of various departments of the state.
8ome of these bills contemplate consolida
tion of departments, but the more import
ant merely give authority somewhere for
the removal of appointive officers and the
appointment of others. The governor sent
a special message to the legislature to ask
that a bill be passed giving authority for
removal. This bill has come out In the
form of a measure which will leave It in
the hands of the executive council to de
termine whether an officer should be re
moved when charges are filed. In tha case
of the Pharmacy board the governor un
dertook to act without consulting his as
sociates on the council.
Attack on Two-Cent Fare).
Iowa railroads are going to make a test
of the 2-cent fare law. They have been
waiting for the adjournment of the legisla
ture so as not to stir up any antagonisms
there. But It haa come to the attention of
some of the leaders of the legislature that
the railroads are already at work prepar
ing a rase to show that In Iowa as In
Missouri, the 2-cent fare Is not remunera
tive. The Missouri case was tried before
Judge McPhcrson, who decided that In
Missouri the railroads were able to show
that the law was not Justified. The attor
neys believe that it will be eailer to make
such a showing in Iowa, and if any sort of
a showing is made that Justifies the claim,
that the court will hold the Iowa law
confiscatory. One result of the laat few
weeks of scrapping over legislation has
been to show that the railroads are alert
and watchful, that they believe there has
already come in Iowa a reversal of policies
and that the state Is ready to begin un
doing the legislation, of the last seven
yean. The fight to prevent the creation
of the office of commerce counsel has a
bearing on the case, for such an officer
would give the state one who would be
prepared to take up and try Just such
cases as the one contemplated. The fight
to prevent enlargement of the duties of the
8tate Railroad commission la along the
same lines. Everything Is being done to
maintain the status until such time as the
suits can be got Into the courts and before
the tribunals most likely to favor the rail
roads. I'se of Special Funds.
Members of the legislature have Just
commenced to look into the matter of the
use that has been made of a fund which
was placed In the hands of the railroad
commissioners two years ago, being $5,000
In all, for the express purpose of employ
ing experts to investigate the Iowa rates
as to freight and similar matters and to
secure the best talent possible In the
thorough Investigation of all matters re
lating to Iowa rate questions. Thus far
the legislature has not received any In
formation aa to the good results from this
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expenditure, and in fart there Is no report
showing the employment of experts or any
uch Investigation aa that which, was con
templated. Salary changing has not taken up much
time this session. The senate wrestled
with a proposal to Increase the .al try
of the itate superintendent to iJ.000
a year. Some of the men who the day
before had complained because of the
Increase of expense, especially In thi
department of the attorney general, afl
vorated the Increase, but the bill was
lost. The legislature has already In
creased the pay of the adjutant gen
eral to the same figure as that of a state
official. Bills to increase the pay of
railroad commissioners have been pre
sented, but not considered very much.
A bill is pending to Increase the pay of
legislators to $1,000 for the session, but
this will not likely reach a vote.
Looking for Scandals.
The committee of the house appointed
to search for scandals at the state hos
pitals will report early this week. The
committee will Juatify the time it has
taken in thli purely perfunctory investi
gation by a report which will recom
mend some "reforma" and leave the In
ference that if the committee had had
the time It could have found something.
The evidence secured was largely from
sources such as would hardly be ac
cepted In court. On one occasion a
group of ex-patients was before the
committee and later they were about
the building, accompanied by an at
tendant. Member! of the committee ad
mit that nothing haa been discovered
more than the rumors and wild alorlea
of prejudiced or Incompetent witnesses,
and that In fact the whole Investigation
was 111-tlmed and without reason. The
committee appointed to find out whether
there Is any reason for an investigation
of the prison at Fort Madison will report
recommending that the matter be taken
up In some other way.
Parole Board Reform.
The bill to give the Board of Parole
authority to Investigate the applications
for clemency on the part of lifers, instead
of burdening the legislature with this
duty, passed the senate, but, as usual,
there bobbed up the somewhat amusing
argument that it was better to keep it
in the hands of the legislators, so as
to make sure that no man ever sent
to prison for life has any chance of get
ting out. This, of course, presupposes
that all courts are Immaculate and that
every person In prison ought to remain
there as long as he lives. But the sen
ate did not hearken to this argument.
The committees have Just found that
In the case of a Decatur county con
vict the courts erred to the extent of
giving a life sentence to a man very
probably Innocent of the crime.
Two Girls Shot
in Fight Over
Two Factions Strive for Possession
and Little Ones Are the
DENVER. April 6. Two little girls were
injured early today In a fight between
opposing sides made up of members of the
German Evangelicals at Olobevllle. a sub
urb. A dozen shots were fired. The girls
UzEte Wetzel, sged S, and Mary Wolf,
aged 11, were struck by a charge fired
from a shotgun, the police say, by Adam
Jacoby. Jr. The trouble grew out of an at
tempt to oual Rev. Adam Trent, the pastor.
Friday night the paator stood guard be
hind the barricaded doors of his church to
prevent the entrance of the faction oppos
BUSY DAY FOR AUTO CHASERS
Round I'p Sixty Speeders In New
York as Result of Anti-Speed
NEW TORK, April 6.-The recent whole
sale maiming and killing of pedestrians
by reckless chauffeurs running their cars
at excessive speed through the city streets,
culminated today in the organization of a
special squad of "auto chasers," by Police
Commissioner Bingham. '
As a result of their first day's efforts
the "auto chasers" all mounted on fast
motorcycles rounded up and arrested sixty-five
chauffeurs who were caught ex
ceeding the speed limit.
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Starts Big Fire
One Killed, Six People Injured and
Two Million Dollars Loss
Fort Worth Record.
FORT WORTH, Tex., April S.-To a
party of small boys and a carelessly thrown
cigarette is credited the fire of Saturday
which had the following results:
Destroyed property In South Fort Worth
valued at $2,000,000; caused the death of J.
J. Newton, a bank employe; caused the
serious Injury of six others; rendered 3"i)
families homeless; caused temporary idle
ness of several hundred workmen.
Today and tonight the burned district
was under guard of slate troops to pre
vent looting. Although worn out by con
tinuous labor, the entire flre-fightlng force
of the city was still engaged In extinguish
ing burning embers. A mass meeting of
cltlxena was held and a relief committee
The fire originated In a barn near the
corner of May and Tucker streets. Driven
by a gale blowing from the southwest tho
flames quickly spread to adjoining build
ings, quick to Ignite because of the ex
treme dryness of the wood following a pro
tracted dTouth. Within a few moments the
fire was beyond all control. The flames
leaped from building to building, across
broad avenues. The rapidity of the fire
rendered impossible the removal of house
hold effects. After eating Its way through
the residence district, after reducing to
ashes the 300 dwelling!, the Broadway
Presbyterian and Baptist chuTches and the
Swedish chapel and Walker sanitarium, the
flames, spreading to the south, attacked
the manufacturing plant of the Sawyer
Electrical cotnpany. This building was
quickly destroyed and five large ware
houses snd several smaller business houses
suffered a like fate.
The yards of the Texas A raeiflc rail
road were next In the path. The round
house, repair shops, coal chutes and box
cars were destroyed.
To the east the stone and steel depot
building proved a barrier to the encroach
ment toward the wholesale district.
The burned area la approximately a mile,
and a half In length and a half mile wide.
The largest individual loss was suffered by
the Texas & Pacific railroad, officials of
the road placing the damage at $1(10,00').
EX:SECRETARY HITCHCOCK ILL
Pears Are Kntertalned that He Will
Not llecover from Com plica
tlon of Diseases.
WASHINGTON, April S.-Kthan Allen
Hitchcock, former secretary of the interior,
Is critically ill at the home of hla son-in-law,
Commander W. 8. Sims, U. S. N., and
grave fears for his recovery are enter
tained. Mr. Hitchcock has been confined
to his bed for the last two weeks, suffer
ing from heart and kidney trouble and
he haa had several sinking spells.
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Fire Starts Panic
in Insane Asylum
Main Building Saved by Hard Work
of llremen and No Lives
WOODWARD, Cal.. April 5.-81x hun
dred helpless Insane persons were In danger
of death this afternoon when a blase, start
ing from a prairie fire, destroyed several
buildings of the state Insane asylum at
Fort Sully, near here. The fire broke out
In the laundry building shortly after the
noon meal, and the inmates had been re
turned to their quarters. The asylum fire
department was ordered out and every ef
fort made to conceal from the patients the
fact that the building was burning. One
woman, looking out of a window, however,
saw the fire and excitedly gave the alarm.
"We'll bo burned to death," ahe screamed.
The attendanls rushed among their charges
to pacify them, but a panic was narrowly
The fire spread from the laundry to the
pharmaoy supply building and threatened
the asylum Itself. When the blaze was
near them the Inmates had yielded to the
entreaties of the attendants and kept good
WEISVir.I.K. O.. April 5,-four persons
were Injured In a fight between members
of the Oood CHizdns' league and men
who had been drinking on a house-boat
anchored in the Ohio river, alxty feet from
Wellsvllle, hut in West Virginia Jurisdic
tion, this afternoon. While the West Vir
ginia line comes to the Ohio side of the
river, the Ohio authorities have been claim
ing Jurisdiction over the sale of liquor
close to the shore until a decision, last
week, gave undisputed right to sell liquor
in boats sixty feet from the Ohio shore
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Every woman covets a shape-
figure, and many or their
deplore the loss of their girl
ish forms after marriage.
The bearing of children ii
often destructive to the
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order when the danger was the greatest. H
took hard work to save tha ward building.
A high wind made it seem for the mo
ment that the whole institution was
doomed. The buildings destroyed were the
stables. laundry, pharmacy and employes'
quarters. The loss Is stated at $75,000.
PLAN TO FIGHJ PROHIBITION
Bartender' Isles Adroeates
yitem of Permanent
BOSTON, April 5. The growing prohibi
tion lentlment throughout the country wai
discussed today by the executive board of
the New England branch pf the Hotel and
Reataurant Employes association and of the
Bartenders' International alliance, which
met here to form plans for the convention
In Minneapolis In May. A roaolution, which
was framed to be presented to the national
convention as embodying the ideas and
plans of the New Kngland branch for the
better protection of the liquor Interests,
calls for a law granting a permanent
license system to all cities of 60,000 popula
tion or over, a bill limiting local option
to municipalities and towns with a popula
tion of less than W.OfiO; each municipality
ti have complete control of the license
commission and two-thirds of the fees to
go to the town, one third to the state.
in a Hot Fight
without Interference by Ohio authorities.
A boat, s-.tld to have been well stocked
with liquors, arrived here late today and
anchored sixty feet from shore. During
the day skiffs and small boats were busy
plying between the shore and the boat,
while the shore was lined with men.
Members of the Clliaens' league appeared
and tho liquor sellers, expecting Interfer
ence, started a fight. Revolvers were
drawn and soon a hall of shot passed be
tween the boat and shore. The police In
terfered and cauHKl arrests after the four
wounded had been taken ta the hospital.
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