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TIIK OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JANUARY 2, 1910.
j Council Bluffs
Th Council Bimffa Offlo of th
Omaha Be In at IS loot Street.
Bothy ThOMi 49.
. Diamond playing the best vaudeville.
COKR10AN, undertakers. 'Phone 14S.
r'or rent, modern house. 726 6th avenue.
FAUHT BEKn AT ItOQKRS' BUFFET.
NIGHT eCHOOL a Puryear' college.
Woodrlng Undertaking company. Tel. i-TS.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director. 'Phone 37.
U.Mrd & Iloland, undertaker". 'Phone 121
Epert piano tuning. Uospe.' 'phone Mi.
When you want reliable want ad adver
- tistnit. una The Use.
I i.aienaan and art noveltle for New
7 Year a gift. Alexanders, 833 Broadway.
Up-to-date. A' Department and Ploturt
Framing. Uorwlck. itil South Main street
Iost CJray aqulirel muff, corner Eighth
afreet and Broadway. Heturn Omaha Bee
We wish to thank our many friends and
customers for thoir liberal patronage of
the lata year and wish them all man a
happy New Year. II. Borwlck, 211 S. Main
The funeral of W. A. Crumpton, the Il
linois Central railroad switchman, will bo
held Hunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
Cutler's undertaking establishment and
burial will be in Falrvlew cemetery.
The funeral of Mrs. Dora Amnus. who
committed suicide Tuesday morning, will
be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock
from the residence, 2222 tfouth Thirteenth
treet. and burial wll: he In Walnut Hill
cemetery. Kev. John Kroonemeyer, pas
tor of Bethany J'ruaby terlan church, will
conduct the services.
The Alamlto Sanitary Dairy company
yexterduy caused an attachment to be ls
suod from the superior court on the gro
cery stock of J. A. Norton, 210 North
Twenty-sixth street. The amount claimed
by the dairy company is 1115 48. It was
alleged that the defendant was trying to
i dispose of his property to evade paying
' Louis Stewert, aged 2 years, died at a
late hour Thursday night at the Edmund
sou Memorial hospital. Mr. Stewert was
formerly a resident of Malvern, but for
some time has been making his home with
his son-in-law, T. O. Bwanson, 1T28 Third
avenue, ueniaes nis wire lie leaves one
on and three daughters. The body was
sent to Malvern yesterday for burial.
Petitions are now being circulated for
another drainage ditch In Pottawattamie
county and they will probably be pre
sented to the Board of Supervisors when
It meets on Monday. The Mosquito drain
age ditch Is the latest proposition and
property owners along the creek ere
anxious to have it established. The pe
tition asks that the ditch be constructed
from a point near Underwood, to where
It empties into the Missouri river, above
Lake Manawa, In Lewis township.
John Hansen, by his next friend, Minnie
Hansen, hns brought suit In the district
court against Lloyd Prouty, asking 17, MO
damages for the loss of an eye while ha
m in the employ of the defendant, and,
as ho alleges,, through the latter's negli
gence. Hansen claims that Prouty, who
Is a well known farmer of Qarner town
ship, required him to assist in dressing
ti I pArfl nri farm nnlmnl And that he he-
Came Infected with polnon, affecting one
eye and causing him to lose the sight pf
It. The case is filed for the March term
The Girl from V. 8. A."
If you are a lover of singing, heart
stlrrlni climaxes and a prolonged round
of 'aughter, pay the Star theater a visit
today and Sunday, when "The' Girl from
V. 8. A." comes our way. You cannot fall
to enjoy the powerful story of this briskly
moving musical comedy drama and the
solos and quartets which have been big
hits everywhere the company has been
this season. A handsomely costumed
chorus of fine singing voices will be seen
and heard often during the action of the
play. ' ' " '
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Harry Scott Co.'e
The Girl U.S.A.
Dainty 1 Bweetl Pretty I
Han the .reputation for doing first claef
Ladle Tailoring and Fitting. Tou can al
way tell our garment by their line anU
tyle. When you see them if they ar
made to order or ready to wear, we sum
antee, If yuu try us. to mivu you the hei
fit, up-to-date stylus, ut very rcssunabl.
prices. We uu ail kind.. l' uimUu..i
Open Evenings Till 9 ?. M.
- 33 South Main Street
Geo. W. Klein
Upholstering, Furniture" liepnlr.
ed and i:ifii:UlifJ, lent her
Uciioy.iWhI, i.i. r. : -i J-.t)UU'il.
and nil kli.ii-. 01 :.::ittif.! work
Il'itii lln iii.
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yyEsff fya "TltT Mlmlll
At My w Location. 106 Vt Bouts. Mala,
1 am now prepared to do llrst class tailor
ing, give you the beat goods, beat atye
beat materials, best workmanship and the
best values. Let ma make you a suit of
clothes. If It doe not prove satisfactory
II a injr luii.
Lukegord, The Tailor
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PROSPERITY YEAR'S KEYNOTE
Council Blnffi Enjoyi Material
Advancement in 1909.
BUILDING RECORD EXCELLENT
Real V.state Transfers Disclose
Increase of Three Quarter of
Million Orer 10 Cltr
Finance Are Good.
When the clock struck the hour of mid
night Friday and the curtain wa rung
down on 1909 the buslneHS men and cltlxens
generally of Council Bluffs could say a
they looked back over the last twelve
months that they had enjoyed a year cf
prosperity. The era of "boom" day for
the middle west Is a thing of the past, but
the prosperity which Council Bluffs ex
perienced during the last year and indica
tion are will continue to enjoy during
1910 was of that conservative character
which tends to upbuild a city and provide
its citizens with the employment which the
members of every community need.
Business generally wa good and there
was no lack of employment for the skilled
artisan and the unskilled laborer, despits
the fact that the amount of public work
wa less than , usual. The wholesalers,
like the retailers, enjoyed a remarkably
good business and are looking forward to
an equally pronperous period during ,1910.
Some of the wholesalers report that the
volume of business during 1S09 was limited
only by the help which could be secured to
E. W. Peterson, local manager of the
met can tile agency of R. Q. Pun & Co.,
makes the following report on the business
record of Council Bluffs for 1909 and the
prospects for the new year:
In making up the usual annual report
of trade conditions in this section con
siderable Inquiry has been msde at dif
ferent times and many merchants in this
vicinity and other points in southwestern
Iowa nave been interviewed, and the gen
eral report Is to the effect that, all things
considered, 1S09 has been a fair.' prosperous
year, both In the wholesale and retail
trade. The last couple of months of the
year have had some drawbacks. In the
way of excessive wet weather, which, with
the bad roads Incidental thereto, ha had a
material effect on the retail trade; also a
cot.siderable amount of corn la yet In the
fields and this fact necessarily ties made
collections slow, many farmer not bolng
able to move their grain and unable to pay
their debts. Notwithstanding these local
conditions which have existed for the last
two months the general outlook is promis
ing. Tho good price for products and plenty
of labor, no men Idle, with a good steady
demand for money at good rates of interest,
ere favorable conditions which aro gratify
ing to every Jobber and retailer.
Council Bluffs has had a very fair trnde
In the implement line, which is the largest
one handled from this point. Having about
twenty-five Jobbing houses here who either
manufacture or handle Implements, bug
gies, etc., and their total sitles are ao
proxlmated at about $6,000,000 to $7,000,0 0
annually. There are a few houses wh'iso
sales reach approxltnaflv in the neighbor
hood of $700.01)0 to $1.0W,000 a year and tnev
report a fairly prosperous trade. Council
Bluffs of Inte Is becoming a fair auto
mobile market and lately one of the promi
nent implement houses of this city has
commenced to handle this rapVlly Increas
ing luxury- A an Indication of the enter
prise of the city it Is to be noted that
Council Bluffs Is becoming quite prominent
as an automobile market and promises to
be more so in the near future.
Other Jobbers, in other lines, also report
a favorable year and In some Instances
have hardly been able to supply the de
mand, although working extra time to do
so. The National Horticultural associa
tion, which had its second annual conven
tion here this year and which was quits
largely advertised, has been instrumental
in bringing the city before the public.
Quite a good deal of building in tlvj rest
donee section is local evidence of pros
perity. Splendid Dnlldln; Record,
The building record In Council Bluffs for
1909 was an excellent one especially along
the line of private residence. Council
Bluffs Is essentially a city of homes and
in every section many handsome residences
were erected during the last year.
The erection of the Auditorium at the
corner of Washington avenue and Bryant
street prompted the owners of property
along North Main street to "rejuvenate"
that thoroughfare and the result has been
the erection of several substantial store
buildings, with others In prospect. The
Council Bluffs aerie of Eagles selected
North Main street as the site for its pro
posed new home and during 1910 will erect
a large and handsome building with a big
frontage on the east side of the street.
Indications are that within another year
or two North Main treet will become a
busy thoroughfare. One new elevator, that
of the Middle West Elevator company on
First avenue between Thirty-sixth and
Thirty-seventh street was erected during
the year at a cost of about .26,040. Council
Bluffs ha become an active center for
the automobile business and during the
year Just closed four large garages were
erected, three on Fourth street and one
on l'earl street.
One new, modern school house was
erected during the year, that at the cor
ner of Broadway and Oak street which
cost approximately .20,000.
New Y, M. C. A. Bnlldlna;.
Tho handsome home of the Young Men'
Jlwistian association at the corner of First
ivenue and South Seventh street, which
out $50,000, Inclusive of the ground and
i nUliings, was completed during the year
,ut endtd. The house of worship of the
. tint Christian church at the corner of
-uynster and Scott street, which cost about
lo.WV, was recently completed and dedi
cated with appropriate aervlces. It is con
jiuered cue of toe handsomest structures
uf its kind In the city. The magnificent
new clarch of the Holy family Catholic
parish In the western part of the city wa
also completed during the last year. The
congregation of the Epworth Methodist
church in the western part of the city i
erecting a new frame building at a cost
of .O.OuO. At the Christian home, where,
during the last few years several splendid
buildings haye been erected, replacing the
old frame structures, a boiler and laundry
house at a cost of .10.000 was added.
The Clark Implement company erected a
new warehouse and office building at
Fourth street and Eleventh avenue at a
cost of about .3,000. Rosenfeld Brothers
erected a new two-story brick business
structure at 316-319 West Broadway at a
cost of .8,000. The handsome new Central
lira station built partly over Indian creek,
between Bryant and Main street and fa
cing Washington avenue wa erected dur
ing the last year at a cost of .16,500. The
Citizen Gas and Electric company
citctrd a new power house on First avenue
between Sixth and Seventh street at a
cui,t of about .10,000.
Among the hand handsome homes erected
nonsEs, cattle and
AT OXK-HALF Tim tTTCAli RATES.
IMiwItM The Clark M-vrl,,,. Cc.
JMO. r. TlNLuV, Mt.
during the last year was the .16.000 resi
dence of Frank F. Everest at Third treet
and High School avenue. The Everest resi
dence Is especially nolloeahle as being the
first attempt In this city to us reinforced
concrete for part of the walls. Among
the more costly residences erected during
the year may be Included that of E. Keys
on Oakland avenue, costing .9.000; that of
II. W. Haselton, on the same street, coat
ing .8,000; that of J. P. Hess, on Bluff
street, costing .5,000; the .10.000 home of
Joseph W. SmiUi, on Bluff street; the
horn of J, F. Hughes, at Broadway and
Twenty-fifth street, costing M,W)0; the resi
dence erected by James O'Kell, at Fifth
avenue and Eighth street, cosing Sii.OCO;
that of J. C. Aid, on Park avenue, costing
t.1,500; that of James McRobtrts, on Benton
street, costing $.1,700, and many others rang
ing from tS.000 down.
The record of building permits as Issued
from the office of th city clerk is notably
Incomplete and far from being a sure Index
of the activity along this line. During the
year Just closed only 139 permits were Is
sued, while at least four time this many
new buildings were erected during 1909, If
not more. Person falling to take out a
permit when erecting a new building are
subject to a fine under the olty ordinances,
but the authorities make no concerted ef
fort to enforce the measure.
Following I the list of permits by months
issued during the year:
Month. No. Amount.
January 2 . 1.9fi0
February 13 16,3'K)
March M 60X
April 32 M.3o0
May 31 37,735
June 9 9 H)
July 12 20 77J
August 20 47,o,.
September 14 20 740
October 23 31.87.r
November 6 7,530
December 5 10.300
Total 199 .311,700
v Pnbllo Improvements.
.Public Improvements did not keep pace
with private enterprises and even fell
short of the reoord of 1908 which was be
low the average for several year. The
cost of public Improvements, including
paving, curbing, sewering and sidewalk
only amounted to .48,924.71, as against
891.14. Including the cost of the new con
crete bridge over Indian creek on Bryant
street and the new Central fire station,
the former being J14.000 and the latter,
.16,600, the total amount expended in pub
lio improvement during 1909 amounted to
During the year 7,108 aquare. yard of
paving brick were laid at a cost of $14,
t3$.7L. Of cement sidewalk 208,996 square
feet were laid at a cost of t21.1Sj.!!3. The
cost of 9,660 lineal feet of combination
curbing and guttering wa $5,742.46 and
1,086 lineal feet of sewers of various sized
pipe were laid at a cost of .6,166.71.
Contracts for concrete bridges over In
dian creek at Benton street and North
Eighth street were let. The Benton street
structure 1b to cost .3,500, while that at
North Eighth street will cost .7.4P2.
ravins and Sewers.
Following is a summary of the paving,
curbing and sewering done during the last
Perln avenue, from Lincoln avenue to
eastern terminus, 2,711 square yards; cost,
urout street, from North Second street
to Lidei street, tisi square yards; cost,
Clark avenue, from Fifth avenue to Story
tteet, 1,786 square yards; cost, .2,679.74.
Seventh avenue, Irom Ninth street to
Tenth street, 1,177 square yards; cost,
Alley In Turley & White' subdivision,
6tx square yards; cost, $1,629.61.
Cnrblugr and Gatterlns.
Kappell avenue, from Madison avenue to
Chaiies street, tl 6 lineal feel; cost, $4u6.67.
Madison avenue, trom Kappell avenue to
Siahl avenue, bm lineal feet; cost, .349.D6.
Perrin avenue, from Lincoln avenue to
Frank street, 644 lineal fee:; cost, $.&. 15.
Logan etreet, from Harmony ' street to
Prospect street, 998 lineal feet; cost, $697.88.
Grout street, from Eluer street to North
Second street, 637 lineal feet; cost, $383.03.
North Second street, from Lawton ter
race to Lafayette avenue, 1,128 lineal feet;
Clark avenue, from Fifth avenue to Story
street, 872 lineal feet; cost, W3.t).
Avenue B, from Eleventh street to Thir
teenth street, 1,466 lineal feet; cost, IM9.48.
Sixteenth avenue, from Sixtii street to
Eighth street, 1,697 lineal feet; cost, 11. 013.84.
Bloomer street, from South First street to
Damon street, and Damon su---e from
Bloomer street to Clinton street, l.Oiil lineal
feet; cost, $699.22.
Eighth street, from Avenue O to Avenue
H, and Avenue U from North Eighth street
to Oakland Drive, 1,609 lineal feet; cost,
Alley between Vine street and Broadway,
from Bryant street to North Second street,
714 lineal feet; cost, .681.89.
North Seoond streut, from Sherman ave
nue to Lafayette avenue, 364 lineal feet;
Logan street, from Harmony street to
Prctpect street, 847 lineal feet; cost, $4h9.0S.
Damon street, from Clinton street to
Kt epper street, 612 lineal fet; cost. $304.61.
Cook avenue, from Nicholas street to east
terminus, 34 lineal fet; cost, $238.16.
Harrison street, from Hyde avenue to
Mctiee avenue, 2,002 lineal feet; cost,
Moiningslde avenue, from Frank street
to Elm atreet, 1,048 lineal feet; coat, W'M.
Benton street, from Broadway to Indian
creek, 311 lineal feet; cost. 35.5o.
Kappell avenue, from Madison avenue to
Charles street, 443 lineal feet; coat, 14j.t.
Real estate dealer all report a very pros
perous year In their particular line of
buslnesa. All are optimistic and presage
an equally gojd business during 1910. "The
real estate business," said J. P. Hess of
th firm of Dav & Hess, "could not be In
a more healthy condition than it i. There
la a good demand, for all kinds of real es
tate, more especially, however, for resi
dence property. Price are fully as high
as the year before, with an upward ten
dency due of course to the Increasing de
mand. The real estate market during the
last year maintained a very healthy tone
and I can say without any exaggeration
that it has not been belter since I have
been In buslnesa in Council Bluffs."
Th rapid development of suburban prop
erty indicates that the growth of the ter
ritory adjoining the city is fully keeping
pace with the urban sections. Suburban
property more than doubled In value dur
ing the last two years. The demand for
city property, say the dealers, ha been
brisk and prices have remained staple.
What la needed to bring greater activity
and still better price for city property is
the elimination of Indan creek aa an ele
ment of danger. A to thl all real es
tate dealer and business men generally
are agreed. This I one of the problems
that Mayor Maloney la valiantly fighting to
solve, but, aa is known, 1 meeting with
more or less opposition from a certain ele
ment In the city council. "If th cltlxens
will join wkh the mayor and the council
men who are backing the mayor In thl
proposition In th effort to properly solve
the Indian creek problem and forever pre
vent the overflow In th hert of th city,
th greatest publlo benefit will be af
forded to every Interest In the olty. It
I of th greateet neceasity to prevent such
"It overshadow the question of munici
pal ownership of the water work and no
Other publlo matter compare wlUi it in
Immediate and ultimate importance." de
clared J. P. Hess.
Transfers mt Proper 7,
The transfer of real estate for 1909 a
shown by the books of the county recorder
disclose an Ircreaae of more than I7S0.000
over thuse of the preceding year. Follow-
Ing 1 a comparative statement cf tne
real estate transfers for 130 and 1906 as
taken from the book of th county re
corder: 1909. 1901.
January ... 17 ( smsii 1 . Sll.f!9.84
February .. 6'.5 $30 '494.331.7.
March .4 1.809.3M 346 1.MHJI.I.IM Zi
April 232 471. 4W 204 2I'!).W2.7l
May 12 Jof 46 179 240 6 In
June 173 . t3,m ICS 194.41404
July 163 IV4.2S0 10 224. K H
August 134 1H1.KU4 130 l.ff.16
September . 17R aun.ftsg lffO 26H.770
October .... 173 2T..r31 173 H0 (fH 00
November .14 2,f..f?il M9 1' 6177.00
December .. 1 HJ.firtl 171 Ml.794.ltt
Total ....S.S26 $6,257,081 1,266 .4.41$ 419.2,7
The following shows th number of trans
fers of real estate and total consideration
Involved for the last five years:
Total number of deed for 109, ..$26;
Total number of deed for 1?05, 1130:
Total number of deeds for 1966, 2.361:
Total nuinher of deeds for 1907, 1,6.1;
Total number of deeds for 1906, 1.256;
The close of 1!K find the city' general
finance In better shape than they have
been for many year. 80 far a the cur
rent expenses of the various municipal
departments are concerned the city has
been on a cash basis for several yeara
and the annual total disbursements for
this purpose cannot exceed the sum ap
propriated at th commencement of the
fiscal year out of the general fund.
During the last year the bonded In
debtedness of tho city wa reduced $15,500
and there will be fund in th munlclpa"
treasury to pjy off $30,000 more bonds when
they fall due this year.
That the city' finances are In excellent
shape is shown by the following statement
from City Auditor W. F. McAneney:
The bonded and Interest debt of the city
already paid or provided for will equal
In round number $32,000 for the fiscal voar
This, with the bond and Interest debts
pah! off In the three preceding years wli
make a total of $123 6tS 62 bonds and In
terest paid in the last four yeara
The saving of general fund income for
the last three years has been $H.0i.18 over
the expenditures, or an average of $6 000
per year, and despite the heavy drains
on the general fund on account of exces
sive rainfnll. floods and other emergencies,
the saving for the present fiscal year will
be rlofce to ta.OOo.
There areitio Judgments against the city
and al. outstanding warrants are called for
payment out of the cash In the hands of
the city treasurer, Frr.nk T, True. '
City Treasurer F. T. True makes the fol
lowing report relative to the bonded In
debtedness of the city:
Bonds outstanding January 1 W0V
Intersection 86,000 $249,000
Bonds rld during the year 130:
Regular $ U 600
Intersection 2,000-$ 16,500
Bonds that mature, during the year ltiof'as
Regular $ 13.000
Intersection 17.000-. 80,000
There will be sufficient funds to .meet
the $30,000 bonds maturing in 1910, and when
the sftme are paid our bonded indebtedness
will be reduced to $203,100, which wli bring
us within the K per cent constitutional
limit of Indebtedness, beyond a question,
for the first time In twenty-five years.
While we have contended that the in
tersection bonds were not to be Included
Within the prohibition of the 6 per cent
constitutional limit, It has always been
debatable If they were or not.
The business of the Council Bluffs post
office for the year Just ended shows an In
crease of something over $7,006. During the
year two additional clerks were appointed
and two additional carriers. The force at
the postofflce. In addition tq Postmaster
A. 8. Hnzelton and Assistant Postmaster
O. T. Phelps, consists of twenty clerks.
There are twenty-two regular and three
The following will show the business of
the postofflce for 190. and 1909: ,
First quarter .22.20j.20 .14.445.14
Second quarter 23.473.77 24.5S2.36
Third quarter 31,116.6 22.X2.vl
Fourth quarter 24,663.17 27,002 00
', Totals ' $91,347.72 .9..371.60
MONEY ORDER DIVISION.
Domestic orders Issued, 19,900 .152.679.03
Fees on same 1 1J3.S6
International orders Issued, 728..- 13,m.41
Fees on same 4 136.86
Certificates Issued to remitting of
fices of the fourth class, 4,646... 453,235.26
Domestic orders paid, 38.6J2 .237.155 0J
International orders paid, 96 3.1SJ.62
Certificate of deposit of surplus
Balance, Including transfer to pos
tal account 120,235.83
Total i .020,910.37
Domeitlo orders issued, 21,977 .157,69i.S6
Fees on same 1 ni By
International orders issued, 1,677.. 8.',914.03
Fesa n aumM o it
Certificates issued to 'remitting; "of-
ncea 01 in fourth class, 6.2.0.... 547.480.41
Domestic orders paid, J7,309 $228,856.81
International orders paid, u6 3,u22.ay
Certificates of deposit of surplus
funds , 405,360.00
Balance, including transfer to pos
tal account 18,820.53
Council Bluffs was particularly fornu
naie during th last year so far as the
loss by fire is concerned. The total loss
for the tuelv month was but .15,936, aid
thl is even less than that in 1903, which
was only $21,4ui, aj against nearly $3'J9,
000 for 1907. The fire department responded
to 146 alarms, as against 174 during 1908.
Following is the number of manna by
months; January, 22; February, 10; March,
9; April, 13; May, lu; June, (!; July, ,
August, (, September, 6; October, 14; No
vember, 23; Decembdr, 12. Total, 16.
Work of Police Depurtuient.
The recoius ot tit poi.uu Uvpmiment
sliow that Council iliufis ttiiw pai licuiarij
fie during Urn year just cuutd trom ci 11.10
of a serious che racier. Of th l.kitt arrest
made during the year 7IT7 or nearly halt
Mete for drunkuiiHKbs, while IM wer for
Uiaorderly conduct and 131 fur vagrancy,
in l9tJ the number of arrests was 2,M7 or
448 more than in the year Just ended.
Stolen properly to the value of .33,644.91
waa recovered by the police during tne
year and thl la considered a remarkably
tood showing. The fines and forfeitures
collected by the oepartmenl during tne
year amounted to $4,16.4. The following
is a summary of the werk of the police
department for the twelve month of I'M:
Alarm responded to ho;
Arrests maae "l,lj
Acotdents reported and investigated.,.. ' ii
Building found open and omici caned.. X
Hui-'rv frustrated it.
Contagious disease signs posted Iji
Ltna bouiea lKn to moigue u
Dead animal reported 1 4
Disturbances auppresaed without arreai 'x,t
Defective .deais reported J,,, j
Defective sireeta reported jo,
Defective sewers reported 7a
rire attended , y
Falae alarms j
Fire alarms given 3
Insane peiaons eared for ! 11
Intoxicated persona cared for x,
Loet children found and returned 110
Lodgera accommodated 1 107
Miles traveled by patrol wagon lj
Mile traveled by ambulance 242
Meal furnished prisoners and lnrtr. 1 i i
N usances reported '521
frtsoncra taken to county Jail as
faekagea of stolen property recovered.. 112
Policeman injured and cared for 1
Kunaway horsea overtaken and sloppvd 9,
Stray lean. cared fur
uay hoist (.ickrd up M
Siok und Injured prison taken to hos
Sick and Injured person taken horn... 21
Hick and Injured person cared for at
Hndden deaths Investigated 1
Suicide Investigated I
Detention hospital 16
Runaway boya 41
Destitute persons cared for 61
Violating hulldlngxordlnance 7
Juvenile court 1
The number of marriage licenses Issued
during 1!W6 was fofty-three more than
granted during the preceding year. June
sustained It reputation for being the ban
ner month for marriage and topped the
record with ninety-seven licenses Issued
during th month. In L4M, December topped
the record with nmty-elght licenses as
as against ninety-six during June.
The following show the number of mar
riage license Issued by month during 1908
January 00 72
February 72 8
Maivli 78 '77
April 60 16
May 61 4i
Juu 96 ,7
July 66 66
Augut 63 88
September W 90
October 90 73
November 71 U6
December 96 72
Total 7 Vi'Z
Cltr Health Record.
The records of Dr. C. H. Bower, city
health officer show that during the year
Just ended, Council Bluffs did not suffer
from epidemics of serious diseases and
that, it was comparatively free from sick
ness although a number of typhoid fever
cases were reported during December. Up
to the end of October, which is a far a
the record of Dr. Bower In thl repect
ar complete, there wtre five deaths from
diphtheria, three from typhoid fever and
fifteen from tuberculosis. During the yeir
llieie eie twtnty-nlne cases of smallpox,
twenty-three cases of scarlet fever and
sLxty-on cases Of diphtheria, reported to
the health officer. This record is, however,
notably Incomplete as many cases of con
tagious disease are not reported by the
Following Is .' summary by the month
of contagious diseases reported:
January, smallpox, 8; scarlet fever, 1;
diphtheria, 7; total, 16. February, sinaupox,
6; scarlet fever, 2; diphtheria, 2; totai, 9,
March, smallpox, 7; diphtheria, 2; total, 9.
April, smallpox, 1; scarlet fever, 1; diph
theria, 8; total, 6. May, amallpox. 2; scar
let fever, 4; diphtheria, t; total, 11. June,
amallpox, 2; acarlet fever, 4; diphtheria, 2;
total, 18. July, acarlet fever, 8; diphtheria,
2; total. 6. Auguat, diphtheria, 4; toul, 4.
September, scarlet fever, 8; diphtheria, 8;
total, 6. October, smallpox, 3; scarlet fever,
5; diphtheria, li; total, 21. November, diph
theria, 10; total, 10. December., smallpox, 1;
diphtheria, 8; total, 9. Total number of
oaae of contagious diseases for year, 113.
Heal Estate Transfer.
These transfers wire reported to The Bee
December 31 by the Pottawattamie County
Abstract company of Council Bluffs:
Heirs of W. K. Reltxer, deceased, to
H. K. Seltarr, lots 2 and 3 and n3
feet lot 4, Swan block; lot 6 of sub
div. of lot 49, origlnl plat; lot 1,
block 71, Riddle's suhdiv., and i
lot 12, block 11, Baylies Palmer's
add., w. d 1
F. J. Schnorr and wife to J. H. Carri
gan, lots 1 and 1, block 8, Plalnvlew
add., q. c. d 5
James H. Carrlgan and wife to James
Clark, same, w. d... 1.000
Grove F. Elkin and Gertrude Elklns
to II. E. Oould, lot 6 and 6, block 20,
Benson' 1st add., w. A 50
F. J. Schnorr and wife to A. P. Lang
rr.ade. Iota 11, 12, 13 nd 14, block 2,
and lot 6, block 4, Plalnvlew add., -
q- c. d , 25
Thoma and Ellsa Burcham to R. V.
It nes, eti Inches of st)6 feet of lot 14,
block 3, Crson, q. e. d...-. 5
Frry-H. Hayne to Ines Haynes, hi
wife, lot 9 and 10, block 36, Ptrrv'a
1st add., q. c. d 1
Total, seven transfer $I,0S7
"The Olrl from U. 8. A."
Singer of note, players of reputation and
a large and capable chorus are promised
in the big music", success, "Th Girl from
U. S. A.," which will be presented at th
Star theater Saturday and Sunday matinee
and night. The splendid types of charac
ter in the piece will pleaae, especially our
own American girl, whose resourcfulnee
and courage Under danger and difficulties
cannot fall to Inspire you. You simply
cannot he'p trying to hum after the play
the word and air Of the quartet, "How
to Win the Girf You Love."
License to wed were issued Friday to
Namn and ReaMpnp a n.
Charle F. Wilson. Ottawa, 111 43'
iv ai. r rana, council niurts j
Olenn Freoman Reed. Council Uiuffs 25
Mary Matilda Wadsworth, Counoil Bluff 22
Georgu W. Nlemn. Stanberry, Mo 2
Myrtle Klmbrell, Stanberry, Mo 2i
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HAUGEN PAYS VJSIT
TO MR. HULL'S DISTRICT
t'ongrruninn from Fourth Dlatrtct
Mukes Speech to Norwegian ou
"Oae Hon Power."
DES MOINES, la.. Jan." 1. Without
mentioning Speaker Cannon' name, G. W.
Haugen, congressman from the Fourth dis
trict, came out strongly relative to "auto
cratic rule and one-man power," under
which he declared the house of rcprtsciHu
tivi was conducted, in a speech before
the Norwegian club of Des Moines tonight.
"I the best legislation possible under the
present system and rule, the autocratic
rule of one man?" he asked.
"It is safer to leave the legislation to
the peopl of th country rather than to
0110 man. For no length of time will any
autocrat be tolerated. In the final analysis
the people will not stand for encroach
ment upon their right. I believe in free
dom of thought and action, and this la
beet attained not by one-man power, but
by th people."
Booue Rector Resigns.
EOONE. la., Jan. 1. Special Telegram.)
Announcement was made today of the
resignation of Rev. Seth M. Wilcox, rector
of Grace church, Boone, to become effec
tive January U. He will remove to Lemars,
where he has accepted the charge of St.
George's church. He has bfn here ten
years and i dean of the Ministerial asso
ciation. New Proat bltloa Tevrns. '
PIERRB, 8. I)., Jan. 1. (Apecial.) The
Milwaukee railway hi been buying Indian
heirship lands for the location of Its town
sites on the lines running out west and
southwest from Mobiidge. Under a recent
decision of the 1'nlted State supreme
court no saloon can be located upon such
lands. At least that I the way the 1ecl
slon reads to an outsider, and If the legal
fraternity reads the same way the out
alder does there will be a number of pro
hibition towns up In that part of the state,
regardless of what nay be done In the way
of license voting In the towns located on
such lands. '
Big result from little Be -ant ad.
j, . .
RABBIT HUNT WITH CLUBS
Methodi.t Pastor at Pes Moines Will
1 Lead Congregation.
K0 HUNT EES' LICENSES NEEDED
Attorney General Passes on This
Knotty Problem- loernor, stem
he r ef ( harrk, Endorse
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DKf" MOINES. !. Jan. 1. (Special
Telegram.) The attorney general was
called upon lo decide a hard legal question
today. It wa whether th pastor of a
Methodist churrh and member of hi con
gregation would, e violating the state law
agalnat hunting without a license by hunt
ing rabbits on New Tear's dy with dogs
and clubs. He decided this would be leal
without each member of the church tak
ing out a license. Uovernor Carroll is a
member of the congregation and eudorciM
the rabbit hunt with clubs.
Ktate Pellee knrrte,
Chte A. G. Miller of the Drs Moines To
llcs department is perfecting the detalla of
an organisation to be known as the "State
Police Rerv," a body of experienced
police officer who will be remunerated
by th state and be at the rail of any
city In the state in need of additional pro
tection. Chief Miller has had the project
under way for years, but not until recently
had he decided to lay the scheme before
the next legislature.
State In Two-Cent Fare Case.
Attorney General Hyers today filed in the
fedtral court a demurrer to the petition of
Mr. McCermlck in the C.tse Involving the
Iowa 2-cent fare law. The case 1 on be
tween a stockholder of the Ion City and
Cedar Rapid Interurbsn railroad and the
board' of director' of th company and Is
therefore In the nature of a friendly tint,
hut injunction wa asked against the at
torney general and the railroad commis
sion', is. The state will now take an active
part and protect the public so that the
iellty cf the 2-cent fare will not be de
eded without a hearing.
Opposition t aa Appropriatlen,
8late Superintendent lilies has been ap
pealed to by President James of the Uni
versity of 1 llnols to oppose the federal
appropriation for th benefit ot the Geoige
Washington university tn the District of
Columbia. It Is proposed that the appro
priation be made under the guise of es
tablishing an agricultural college there.
President James declares the eollrge is a
private one and in a had way financially,
and that In case It I given federal aid
there are other Just worthy that wli:
ask the same. Senator Dolliver Is chair
man of the senate committee having the
matter in charge, hence Iowa influence
would be strong In the matter.
Agrlcaltaral Englacera Meet.
A meeting of the American Hoclety of
Agricultural Engineer ha Just been held
at Ames, attended by a number of Iowa
people. It ia proposed, among other things,
that the society take charge of various
contests between the makers of agricul
tural engines at state and other fair and
thus develop strong rivalry In their con
struction, M addle In Board of Health.
Secretary Thomas of .th State Board of
Health has announced that he will not rec
recognlae the election of hi successor, Dr.
Bummer of Waterloo, and ha asked the
president of the date board to come to
Des Moines tomorrow and receive the koys,
of the offices and accept th papers and
property, lie claim Bummers was not le
gally elected and while Thomas does not
Intend to make an effort to remain yet he
will not recognise Summers.
Reason for Weutas'e Pardon.
PIERRE, S. D., Jsn. L (Special.)
From the tone of the Yankton newspapers
they appear to be somewhat wrathy
over the recent pardon of Mra. Ear! Sirt
dler, sentenced from that eounty oiua
charge of conducting a house of prostitu
tion. The woman was glvrn a sentence of
six months In the penitentiary, and her
rentence was reduced one month by thj
action of th governor. His action was
taken en th recommendation .of the Stale
Board of Corrections, the prison physician
and the warden, on the representation that
the woman would become a mother before
the expiration of the sentence, and tho
action was taken to save the child from
the stigma of "prison born." Th act was
one which Is believed to have been Justified
by the conditions, and the criticism Is no
doubt based largely on Ignorance of the
Daily and Sunday Be
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Daily Bee (vithout Sunday)
Woman' llome Companion
Regular price for both
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THE OMAHA DEE
IVSovIiig IFsSgbPiiSLPy 1 si
A 070,000 Utoclc lVlust De folU
In ordr to avoid a heavy removal expense we will jive the public
the j-reatest opportunity to huy furniture, carpels, ni,s, linoleum,
ranges, etoves, crockery, lamps, shades, lace ourtalns and ptrtures at
less than manufacturers' cost If you value a dollar come lo this big
sale. Our dellrery will be prompt to any part, In or out of the city.
NEBRASKA FURNITURE AND CARPET CO.
a4lti and N Stat. Houlti Omaha'
Window Ar All Covered With Our Kemoval lal Wotlc.
Million Head of
Stock at Chicago
Receipts for th Year Show Dcerea.9
of More Than One Million
CHICAGO, Jan. 1 The total valuation
cf live stock received at the Union stock
yards during l'.KKt was $;W.fil 4.200. accordlne;
to the nnnnnl report of M. F. Unrlne, chief
rtHtlclan. Issued here today. This amount
shows an Increase of J21.0I7.6S2 over last
The total number of hoscl of live etoc't
received In VMS was 14.!10.8'i0. as ap;lust
lrt.W.ii.;! received in 1:S. This shows a
decrrnKC of 1.12:.,;'SI head from th' 1W al,
but the valuation shows a material. In
crease. The live stock shipped to tho yards In
1! required 2iS.2:j cars. There were 4,4(4,
30 sheep. I.M0.S00 cattle, 409.000 calves ami
The shipment of calves to the east mim-'
hired 2!.r00, hops l.Ml.tOO, heep SW.WO and
hut pes JB.'.HK).
1 lorees numbering 91,300 were rold during
Former Publisher of Chicago Paper
Again Acquires Controlling
CHICAGO, Jan. 1. Frank B. Nnyrs,
publisher of the Chicago Record-Herald,
tonight gave out the following signed
''My friend, Mr. Herman II. Kohlsaat,
has this day acquired the Chicago Record
Herald, and beginning tomorrow morning
the taper ill be under his control." ,
LOVERS' QUARREL MARKS
FINISH OF POLICE YEAR
Rookie" Woods Hashed to Station In
Aato by Dnaky Sweetheart, Who
Then Heecaea 111m.
Love run no mora smoothly at the very
end of a year than any other time. Bookie
W'ooda found this out Friday as few
minutea before 12, but he also learned that
the heart of woman I nearest melting
point when it seem . coldest.
After a lovers' quarrel, "Bookie," who Is
20. told Miv Myrtle Wilson, who Is 19, If
she didn't love him any longer to send for
the police and have him arrested. He
gave her the" station number and full di
rections. What did Myrtle do but that
very thing, but when the police auto
patrol akurrled up, in climbed Miss Wilson
and from that time she was engaged in
getting Bookie out of soak.
Bookie' mother put up a cash bond of
t'i and the young man was released, there
being no particular charge against him
"Bookie" attends the state agricultural
school at Lincoln, where he Is one of the
brightest colored Btudeuts.
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