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THE BEE: OMAIIA, MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 1910.
ISO LIGHT THROWN ON. CASE
Coroner's Inquest Does Not Disclose
Manner of Collins' Death.
p I OLOItED MEN WJIH 3HAD7ST0UM
Men In I'owtll Ilonse at Time
Declare Hiey Vi'crr Too F.aclted
to Kaow What. Hap
pened. The Inquest he'.d yesterday afternoon by
Coroner Treynor over Kugtne C'oIIIiih, the
negro dining car waiter, who m shot and
killed Friday morning at the home of his
motlier-ln-law. Mm. Jeiuiio 1'owell, J South
KlKlith street, fulled to throw any further
light on the tragedy.
Stories toid on the witness stand by the
several Inmatta of tha house were more or
less contradictory.- While the young wife,
Mrs. Grace Belle Collins, claimed she shut
twice at her husband In scif-defense, the
Investigation yesterday afternoon failed to
disclose who fired the shot which struck
Collins between the shoulders and severed
the vertebrae. Medical testimony showed
that this ahot must have been inetantane
ously fatal and that the bullet which
caused this wound must have dropped him
In his tracks unless the shot was fired Into
his body after he had fallen following the
shot in the left temple,
Tha Jury, consisting of Lee Albert, Ovlde
Vlen and John Walsh, whs unable to de
termine who fired the fatal shots, but rec
ommended that Needham Whltmlre and
Quito Culamese. the young negroes who
were rooming at the f-oweil house, as well
as Mrs. Collins, be held for further Investi
gation. The three were oommltted to the
county Jail pending a further investigation
by the authorities. "
J. W. Watts, husband of the eldest
daughter of Mrs. Powell, who had been
placed under arrest with Whltmlre and Cal.
amese Friday, was released after the in
1 quest. Mrs. l'owsll and her daughter, Mrs.
Watts, had not been placed in custody
after they had testified before tha grand
Jury Friday afternoon.
Testimony of Wife.
Mrs. Collins testified that when she fired
i at her husband, and she said aha fired two
I shots, he was facing her. She was unable
' to account for the fatal wound In her hus
, band's back. '
City Physician Tubbs, who was oalled to
the house shortly after the shooting, testl
' fled Utat either Mrs. Collins or her sister,
Mrs. Watts, told htm that Collins had shot
himself. One of the young negroes, who
was Identified yesterday afternoon by Dr.
Tubbs as Calamese, told him that Mrs.
Collins, shortly after tha shooting com
menced, came to their room and ha handed
her a revolver. Both Calamesa and Whit
mire, when on the stand, denied having had
a, gun In their room. ' ,
Whltmlre and Calamesa denied . knowing
' anything about the shooting, and both
i claimed they were seised with a brainstorm
through fright They asalared thsy had
never seen Collins until they saw him lying
dead across tha threshold of their room.
Watta swore that ha was so scared when
tha shooting began down stairs that ha
jumped out of bed and hid, behind the door
of his room, covering himself with the bed
clothes. Ha said ha did not leave his hiding
i place until he was assured all danger, was
over, and then for; thejftrst -time -he saw
, the dead body of his brother-in-law. '
: Both Mrs. Powell and her daughter, Mrs.
! Collins, said that when Collins entered the
I house he acted like a madman and was
frothing at the mouth.-..
Real Estate Transfer.
,' These transfers . were . reported to The
Bee January 16 by the Pottawattamie
t County Abstract, company of Council
Xi. C. EmDkle and wife to Clarence
Arthur Empkle. nS6 feet lot 4, block
I 0, Hyatt's sub, Council Bluffs, ...d. 8,500
T.niilna. Kmlth. widow. .o A. S.
Fuller, w62 rda, aw 14. li C6-8S, w. d. 2,125
: John Harding, widower, to George
Hi'luua and Waiter H. Brlicics. ntt
1 se4 and no swfc, 15-74-39, w. 6,.... 1,8!
W U lam Leeka and wife to same, aft
sw, 16-74-39, W. d... 1,440
Clarissa Ixnilse MoCartney, unmar
ried, to K. H. Lougoe, wft set se
2-75-43 and w4 nW ne.. 35-76-44.
w. d 100
R. v. Innes and wife to Ingvard
Jensen, part. Jut J5. Aud. sub., tiett,
uei. 28-76-44. w. d 60
George L. Judson et.al. to John W.
Baldwin, lots 6 . and 10, block ,
Cialesburs: add.. Council Bluffs.
w d W
' William J. Hruaka nt al to E. II.
Lougee, wH se4 S-76-48 and nVi
lieVi ne!4 36-76-44, w, d
Total, eight 'transfers
N. Y. Plumbing Co. Tel. St Night lr0t
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Look for every good
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COKllIGANS, undertakers. 'Phone 14S.
For rent, modern house, 726 6tn avenue.
FAUST BEER AT ROGERS' BUFFET.
Wood ring Undertaking company. Tel. 339.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director. 'Phone 37.
Bulrd ft Boland, undertakers. 'Phone 122.
Diamonds of quality. Gerner's, 411 B'way.
When you want reliable want ad adver
ting, use The Bee.
I Mamonds Special prices this month at
L'ffert s new store, fio3 Broadway.
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nits by Taylor and of Abbey's Holy Grail
serifs at Alexinder's, 3X1 Broadway.
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The South First Street chapter of the
Woman's guild of St. Paul's - Episcopal
church will meet Monday afternoon at the
nine of Mrs. Forrest Smith, 744 Madison
avenue. ... , .
All Knights of the Maccabees are re
quested to meet at the hall at 1 o'olock
mis arternoon to attend in a oooy tne
uneral of the late Sir Knight Georjse Sut
ton. The funeral will be under the direc
tion of Council Bluffs tent No. M, which
will conduct the services at the grave.
Mrs. Eva SlraDson. wife of E. D. Slmp-
on. 110 Fourth street, died yesterday after
noon, aged 60 years. Besides her husband
ne Is survived tiy two sons, josepn l,.
Martin of Vermillion. S. D.; A. E. Martin
of Omaha and one daoghter. Mrs. C. J.
Harris of Lemars, la. Arrangements lor
the funeral have not been completed.
The district court grand Jury having corn-
Dieted Its labors was ready to report
shortly after noon yesterday, but as Judge
Thornell had adjourned court until Mon
day, it was obliged to adjourn to that
time. It Is understood mat me grana jury
will report quite a big batch of indict
ments as the result of its deliberations
The funeral of the la-e Mrs. Elizabeth
Cusworth. who died Friday evening at tha
home of her daughter. Mrs. Saran ciarK
In Hazel Dull township, will be held this
afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Grange
church in Boomer lownshiu- Liuel LI
of the Latter Day Saints' church of this
city win conduct the services anu ouriai
will be in the Grange cemetery.
Mrs. Eliza Jane Wadding, wife of James
Wadding, died Friday evening at her home
In Haraln township, aged 70 years, on
Is survived by' her husband and one daugh
ter, Mrs. j. it. t-naw or 40 uouiu avenue,
this city. The funeral will be held Mon
day afternoon at 1 o clock from the family
residence and burial will be In Walnut
Hill cemetery. Rev. John Kroonemeyer,
pastor of Bethany Presbyterian churcJi,
win conauct tne services.
Charles Clark Hamilton, aged 68 years,
died yesterday morning at his home, 1S0
Avenue A. from tuberculosis after an ill
ness of three months. He Is survived by
three daughters and four sons. Deceased
was a carpenter and contractor. The
funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30
o'clock from the family residence and
burial will be In Walnut Hill cemetery
Kev. Edgar Price, pastor of the First
Christian church, will conduct the services.
Tha following officers of Unity Rebekah
lodge were Installed at the regular meet
ing last week: Past grand. Mrs. A. H
Uloson; noDie grana, Mrs. cnaries Taylor;
vice grand, Mrs. John Larsen: Inside guard,
Mrs. Jofiu Daugnerty: outside guaru, Mr
Stead; chaplain, Mrs. Rider; right support
noble grand, Mrs. Frank Hitchcock; left
support vice grand, Mrs. John Spare; right
support vice grand. Mrs. uunnison; secre
tary, airs, isaroara iucKer; treasurer,
Mrs. Mary Sharp.
At the meeting last week of Conrad hive,
Ladles of the Maccabees, the following
officers were Installed by Miss Ella Mark,
state commander; Commander, Mrs. Anna
Gibson; past commander, Mrs. Anna Ban
ner; lieutenant commander, Miss Jessie
Barstow: record keeper. Mrs. Bertha Wai
cutt; finance auditor, Miss Sarah Sterle
chaplain, Mrs. Traffe; sergeant-at-arm,s,
Mrs. Mary aunaeriana; iaay-at-arms, Mrs
Louise Luchow; sentinel, Mrs. liowera
picket, Mrs. Mary Smith. .
Charles Francis Adams, a former resident
of. Council Bluffs, died Friday night a
Marshalltown,' where he was an inmate o
the Iowa Soldiers' home. - Deceased, who
was ton years 01 age, served as a member o
the Eighteenth Illinois regiment through
the civil war. He is survived by his wife,
one son, Albert Adams of this city, ana
two daughters, Mrs. Grace Schlcketanz of
Alma, Neb., and Mrs. Mary Laveuburg
of this city. The body was brought to this
city late last night and taken to the Wood
ring undertaking establishment. Arrange
ments tor the funeral have not been com
Only Fifteen Thousand to Run It to
According to the report of City Auditor
McAneny of the general fund on January
1, there Is but $14,906.79 left out of the ap
propriation of $87,000 with, which to main
tain the various municipal departments
for the remaining three months of the
fiscal year closing March SL The cost of
maintaining the city government during
December was $6,40S.M.
The appropriation for the streets and al
leys department has been exhausted for
several months. The appropriation of
$2,000 for the city electrician's department
has been exhausted 'and on January 1
there was an overdraft of $4.01, although
the law specifically provides, that the ap
propriation for any department shall not
be overdrawn. The appropriation ' for the
city health fund is overdrawn to the ex
tent of $317.20, while the emergency fund Is
overdrawn U70J.60. The latter fund, how
ever, will be reimbursed at the close of the
fiscal year with whatever remains unex
pended out of the other appropriations.
The following shows the amount appro
priated for the several departments and
the balance on January 1:
Purpose Appropriation Unused
Salaries, executive dept.. .$11,020.00 $ 3,m4.S5
Police and marshal's dept. 24,2f0.00 b.713.79
Streets and alleys 10, two. 00
Fire department 26,.tOO.O0 6,033.64
Klectrical deportment .... 2,0(10.00 4 01
City hall department 1,500.00 ' 645 2
Knglneering department .. b.OUOXA) . bMM
Printing and supplies .... 1,200.00 . 3M.60
City Pound too.oo SU.72
Elections 1.300 00 2,8uO.OO
iMiiergeiicle 1,1M.00 2,7(JO 00
City health 4... l.auooo 37.20
Total general fund ....$8,700.00 $U.01fi.60
Less overdrawn H.U0.81
Actual balance 14,906.79
Licenses to wed were tusued yesterday to
Name and Residence. Age.
W. E. Lewis, Omaha , 25
Cora Campbell, Council Bluffs.... 23
Harry E. Alexander, Missouri Valley, laZ
Made McWade, Ossian. la 22
G. I Rockwell. Council Bluffs 12
Pearl Cox, Council Bluffs 18
W. H. Brown, Omaha 24
Llllle M. Benkert, Omaha 21
Iowa News Note.
MARSHALLTOWN According to an an
nounceni nt made today, Kev. L. B. Hlx,
who for four years has been pastor of the
Congregational church, of this city, will
present his resignation next Sunday. The
resignation Is to become effective March
1. Rev. Mr. Hlx came here from Musca
LOGAN-Installod officers of the Modern
Woodmen of America, lodge of Persia:
Caarlee Parnell, W. A.; H. Lamen, V. C;
J. A. Burns. E. B. ; D. A. Arrasuirth, clerk;;
O. J. Hammond, escort; J. E. Murfleld.
sentry; u. O. Hammond, . aianager for
tnroe years; Z. W. bwanger. manager for
MAK.SHALI.TOWN According to a tele
gram received here today, J. W. Hackney,
suppoMed to be George Marshall, who Is
wuiieu nere ana Ui other western towns
for forgery, was airewted last night at La
rune, ma. mo dlsorlptlon or Marshall,
tlias Hackney waa sent to La Porte today
y 1 hlaf of Police Nlcrulson,' an4 It tal
lica clotiely with the man under arrest.
"" u waoiea nnt ror pasaiug a
T.viuiica J check od J. i-1 o Untiv a
Uo merchi. Us WiU be tried Xiret In
I AUNUAL BASOUET OF D. A. R.
Council Bluffs Chapter Will Enter-
tain Many Visitors.
FUNCTION AT GRAND MONDAY
Miss Harriett Lake, State Regent
Mrs. R. J. Johnson, Historian
Mrs. C. E. MeCrew, Regent
of Chlcaa-o Chapter, Here.
The leading social function this week
promises to be the annual banquet of Coun
cil Bluffs chapter, Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution, at the Grand hotel to
morrow evening. The date was set for
January 17 as that day Is the anniversary
of the marriage of George and Martha
Washington. A number of prominent
women have accepted Invitations to attend.
Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, national vice
president general of Iowa, will have as her
guests the state regent. Miss Harriett Lake
of Independence; Mrs. R. J. Johnson of
Humboldt, la., who Is state historian, and
Mrs. C. E. McGrew of Chicago, regent of
the Chicago chapter. Judge and Mrs.
Smith McPherson of Red Oak will be the
guests of Mrs. K. E. Montgomery.
Covers will be laid for about 100 guests.
who will be seated at small tables. The
national colors will be used throughout
the banquet hail and on the tables for
decorations. Mrs. Donald Macrae will pre
side as toastmaster. The address of wel
come will be given by Mrs. Drayton W.
Bushnell, and the program of toasts will
be as follows: "D. A. B,'s What They
Have Accomplished, Not for an Age, but
for Allw Time," Miss Harriett Lake; "The
Real Thing." Mrs. R. J. Johnson; "Sister
States," Mrs. Gait, regent of tha Omaha
chapter; "Belles of the Past," Mrs. Eva
Metoalf; "This Is My Own, My Native
Land," Judge Bmlth Mcpherson,
bevsial functions will precede and follow
the banquet. Mrs. Thomas Metcalf will
entertain the executive board Tuesday aft
ernoon at a luncheon, Miss Harriett Lake
of Independence, the state regent, and Mrs,
R. J. Johnson of Humboldt, state historian,
to be guests of honor.
Mrs. Donald Macrae will entertain at
reception Tuesday evening at her home, sw
Fifth avenue, from 8 o'clock to 11 o'clock
to enable all members to personally meet
the state regent. Miss Harriett Lake, Mrs.
R. J. Johnson of Humboldt, stats historian,
and other out-of-tawn guests of the
Mrs. R. E. Montgomery will entertain at
lunoheon Wednesday afternoon at her home
In honor of the out-of-town members of
Supply at MarBhalltown Not Large
Enough to Supply Ordinary
MARSHALLTOWN, la., Jan. 15. (Spe
cial.) The coal famine, which has, become
acute In smaller central Iowa towns, has
reached a climax In this city itself. The
Iowa Sbldlers". ttome' has only epftt enough
lo beat Its nine buildings until' next Mon
day. Unless coal . arrives the high school
building will not open next Monday. It
had only coal enough to last today and
bank the fires over Sunday. The supplies
of the Lennox Machine company, Lennox
Furnace company and Marshall OH com
pany and other big manufacturing plants
are ipractically exhausted. Very little coal
has been received by any of the dealers
this week and only the mild weather has
prevented suffering In some quarters.
While the Iowa Central claims to ba no
longer confiscating commercial coal, It is
alleged that It. is taking for its own use
t radically the entire output of tho south
ern and western Illinois mines It controls
In this city's yards this morning there-
were approximately 100 cars of bituminous
cbal destined to northern Iowa and southern
Minnesota points. Many of the sidetracks
between this city and Albert Lea are filled
with loaded coal cars. Superintendent H.
G. Kruso Is authority for the statement
that the company has not the. motive power
to move tho coal. Heavy snows In northern
Iowa yesterday and the night before have
added further, delays to deliveries and In
one Instance caused the abandonment of a
passenger train which was stalled in the
From all over central and northern. Iowa
the small towns are crying for coal and
using every effort to get It. Some of them
have practically none and the supply of
others Is rapidly diminishing.
Klndneae Rewarded ia Will.
IOWA FALLS, Ia., Jan. 15. (Special.)
A fortune for the kindness shown. Is re
vealed by the will of the late Mrs. Nora
Bolander of this city; and Mr. Frank
Cowles, a student at the conservatory of
muslo at Ellsworth college Is the recip
ient of the unexpected good fortune. A
little over six months ago, Mrs. Bolander
moved here from Ackley which has been
her home since 18C8. Buying a little home
on the south side, she settled down In the
evening of life to enjoy her remaining
days among friends. Mrs. Cowles, whose
home is In New York, came here a few
years ago to furnish his musical educa
tion under the direction of his friend.
Prof. A. E. Bullock, director of the col
lege conservatory of muslo. Without any
home here, Mr. Cowles took a home at
the home of Mrs. Bolender and in return
for many kindnesses shown his landlady,
she took a fancy to the young man and
had decided to 'pi ovlde the funds for the
completion of his musical education, to
secure which Mr. Cowles was dependent
on his own resources. It was a complete
surprise, therefor, to Mr. Cowles and his
numerous friends In this city when the will
of Mrs. Bolender, who died suddenly last
week, revealed the fact that the bulk of
her fortune hud been left to her new
It Is a dangerous tning to take a cough
medicine containing opiates that merely
stifle your cough Instead of curing it.
Foley's Honey and Tar loosens and cures
tha cough and expels the poisonous germs,
thus preventing pneumonia and consump
tion. Refuse substitutes and take only the
genuine Foley's Honey and Tar in the
yellow package. Bold by all druggists.
Ladles of tha Grand Army.
These officers of Garfield circle No. 11
were formally Installed for the new year
Friday evening by Department President
Mrs. Clara Lyon: President, Mrs. Sarah
A. Smith; senior vice president, Mrs. Llsste
Metcalf; junior vice president, Mrs. Alice
Atchison; treasurer, Mrs. Camilla Elliott;
chaplain, Mrs. Eleanor Davis; secretary.
Miss Grace Berger; conductor, Mrs. Sarah
Johnson; guard. Clara Hun toon. Follow
ing the Installation refreshments of saud
dlches and coffee were served.
of tha stomach, liver torpor, lame bock
and weak kidneys are overcome by Eleo-
trlo Bitter. Guaranteed. 60a, For sals
by Beaton Drug Co.
Persistent AdverUauitf is Las Road to Big
News and Gossip from Suburbs of Omaha
What the Neighbors Are Doing and What They Propose to Do Entertainingly Set Down by the
Chroniclers for the Edification of Others Who Are Interested in the Doings of Their Fellows.
C. F. Martin spent a few days during
the last week visiting In Klk City.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
E. A. McKeowan on Thnrsday, January
Mls Lettle Reed Is visiting at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. True-key of Bens m.
Arthur Kaiser Is recovering from his
recent operation at the St. Joseph's hospi
tal. L. P. Ripe spent last Sunday In Kansas
City, returning to Benson the first of the
Mrs D. Whistler of Council Bluffs scent
last Sunday at the home of her son, E. J.
Mrs. E. C. Hodder entertained last Tues
day In honor of Mrs. F. Flnnlsson and
Mrs. Thomas Degan was hostess to the
R L. S. club at her home last Thursday
Mrs. William Huntxinger and son . spent
a few days of the last week with relatives
Karl Furbush returned home last
Thursday from a visit with his brother In
Max Nlrnl. the architect of Benson, has
openrd offices of his own In the Paxton
block of Omaha.
Miss Ruth McGuIre entertained at lunch
last Tuesday evening In honor of Miss
Lynn Colson has returned home from
Rushville, Mo., where he spent a couple
of weeks visiting.
Mr. and Mrs. John Speedle spent last
Sunday In South Omaha as guests at the
home of friends.
' Mrs. DelKhl was guest of honor at a
dinner at the home of Mrs. Thomas Degn
last Tuesday evening.
Harry Gravert Is again able to be up
and around the house, convalescing from
a badly sprained knee.
The Methodist Ladles' Aid society will
meet at the home of Mrs. Cooper In two
weeks, on Wednesday.
Miss Nell Howard went to Omaha last
Thursday evening to attend a card party
at the home of a friend.
Dr. and Mrs. Lawson entertained at
dinner Wednesday, when covers were laid
for alx guests from Benson.
Misses Ruth McGuIre and Madeline Hor
ton were entertained at dinner last Sun
day hy Miss Vlrdie Prvor.
Miss Edith Pierce has' returned to her
home In Bennington after a few days spent
at the C. F. Martin home.
Miss Mao Patterson of Papllllon spent a
day during the last week at the home of
her sister, Mrs. J. Speedle.
Miss Marie Christiansen has gone to visit
with relatives in Pasilna, la., after a visit
at. the B. C. Peterson home.
Miss Sue Scott of Clarkson hospital
spent a few days last week at the home of
her aunt, Mrs. E. E. Hoffman.
Mr. and Mrs. D: E. Smith left Monday
to spend the rest of the winter at the
homes of their children in Iowa.
Mrs. R. K. Anderson entertained at lunch
Sunday evening for Miss Emma Johnson
and -Mr. and Mrs. Young of Omaha.
Hans Johnson is at home from the hospi
tal, where he was a couple of weeks, and
Is slowly recovering from the operation.
Morris Jeneen has opened up the former
Grange home on the West Main street "x
for a cigar and confectionery store.
A small srlrl's Sewing club has been
organised In Benson and met last Saturday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. F. J.
Harrv Keller and Charles Bailey have
purchased the pool hall formerly owned by
L. p. sipe. ine cnange was maae aunng
Mrs. K. Parker will entertain the Pres
byterian Ladles' Aid society at her home
next Wednesday afternoon. , Lunch will
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hoffman returned on
Tuesday from Fremont, where they spent
a few days visiting' at tne nome oi tne
farmer's, father.;.! .,. , ..,
Mrs. Dawsen of DonVervand Mrs. P. D.
MoCov.of Hod Oak. Ia.. who have . been
guests at the C. W. Reed home, left for
their homes Saturday,
The funeral services of the 8-year-old
daughter, Mary B., of Mr. and Mrs. Baert,
took place last Tuesaay. interment at
Mount Hope cemetery.
Mcsdamcs Henry Johnson and Will
Snvder of Omaha were guests at dinner
last Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Snyder of Benson.
At this evening's service at the Methodist
church the pastor. Rev. Mr. Atack, will
talk on the secer.d of t.ls series of sermons,
belrg "The Gambling Devil."
At the special meeting of the Board of
Education the new school house question
was discussed; also the various sites. A
public meeting will soon be had.
Misses Marie Christiansen and Agnes
Nelson, who have been guests at the home
of Mrs. B. C. Peterson, have left, one for
Pastlna and the other for Council Bluffs.
The Golden Glow club was entertained at
the home of Mrs. L. S. Rice lust Thurs
day afternoon. The time was spent , so
cially and a luncheon was served by tha
The Women's Christian Temperance
union met last Friday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. B. K. Beach, when a num
ber' of new features were discussed by
those present. '
The Workmen lodge has changed Its
night of meeting from Monday to the first
and third Wednesday oi eacn monin. iexi
Wednesday the installation of officers will
Mrs. William Huntzlnger entertained the
Omaha Card club at her home last Wednes
day afternoon. There were lour guests
from Omaha and Mrs. Kinder of Co
Mrs. Ben Morton was hostess to the Jolly
Thirteen ciub last Tuesday afternoon. Mrs.
O. C. Ager Von first prize and Mrs. Will
Yarton the second. The hostess served a
The interior of the Methodist church has
betn remodelled during the last week In
the way of the ceiling being repainted,
walls repapered and all generally cleaned.
Now it looks like a new church.
Mrs. C. W. Chllds entertained at dinner
Tuesday evening, when the guests present
were Mr. and Mrs. Bobbins or umana, Air.
and Mrs. C. W. Uecd. Mr. and Mrs. B. I
Ruffner and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas.
Mr. and Mrs. George Valllen, Conrad
Anderson of Benson and John Gilbert of
Blair were guests at a turkey dinner on
Sunday at the home of George Nowklrk,
who received the turkey from South Da
Mrs. Frank E. Young entertained the
West Furnam Kensington club at her home
last week, when a 14 o clock lunch was
served by the hostess. Six guests from
Omaha and Mrs. Atack of Benson were
The Swedish Lutheran Ladles' Aid so
ciety met last Thursday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Oleson. The officers elected
were: President, Mrs. F. J. Ellman; treas
urer. Mrs. K.'H. Oleson; secretary, Mrs.
Last Sunday at the Augustana Luthoran
church the following were appointed as
Sunday school teachers: Mitses Llljen-
stolpe and Johnson and Mesrrs. C. A.
lilomoerg, Johnson, samueison ana toll
man und Mrs. F. J. Ellman.
Mrs. E. J. McArdlo entertained at dinner
on Tuesday at her home, when Mr. and
Mrs. G. J. McArdle, Mr. and Mrs. P. O.
Hanlln of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. A. 8. Ruth
of Benson and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mo
Ardle of Cheyenne were guests.
At last Sunday morning's services at
'Jte Presbyterian church twenty-three new
members were received into the church,
sixteen by confession and the others hy
letter. This was tho result of tho meeting
cone uc ted by Evangelist Bright.
A fire alarm was given last Sunday
afternoon which called the hose company
to the home of Fred Brodegaard. The fire
was caused by trying to lht out a f rosen
water pipe. The tank tooK fire and was
destroyed; other damages were slight.
The funeral services of tha late John
Larson of South Weir avenue, who had
been sick some time and died January 6,
were held from the Lutheran church. Rav.
B. F. Klstler, the pastor, officiated, in
terment being at Mount Hope cemetery.
The girls of St. Bernard's choir have
organised a social club, called the "Utopia."
They will give their first social and dance
at Odd Fellows' hall on January 21. The
officers elected are: Pvosldent, Miss Helen
N orris; secretary. Miss Kale Davis; treas
urer, Miss Ruth McUulre.
Last Tuesday evening the Installation of
the officers of the Woodmen lodge took
rlace. The meeting was open to and at
snded by a large crowd of members and
frlMids. A program of a numlxr of mu
sical aelecUwua aud readings was had after
the work. Officers were: Mi-ssra. Huber,
Jacoberprer. Stlger, Bosworth, Kay, Wulff
L, N. Purcell has been on the sick list
Miss Eva Waltenrath has again returned
to school after prolonged Illness.
Lily, Agnes and Rosle Hennlngson and
Enga Rothery visited Ornaha Sunday.
Rev. Stephen A. Phelps preached at the
Presbyterian church Sunday evening.
Miss Maud Mitchell has been forced to
leave school on account of poor health.
The new cottage which Is belrur built by
Mrs, Tarker Dillon is neartng completion.
V. W. Chapman has purchased five bob
sleds for use In the cornfields on the Clarke
The Ladles Aid society was entertained
by Mrs. .Lloyd Erlon Wedneeday after
noon. Miss Elisabeth Fletcher of Sioux City,
Ia., has been a guest of relaUons here dur
ing the past week.
The official bond of A. H. Hood having
been approved makes Mr. Hood justice of
peace In Bellevue. -
The freshmen and sophomores are work
ing on the preliminaries for the declama
tory contest this ween.
Saint Elmo Lehr has returned from his
western trip and Is visiting friends and
relatives in Bellevue.
Monday Howard A. Clarke come In from
Columbus, Neb., to see his aunt. Mrs. E.
L. Chaffs, who was quite sick last week.
Miss Hertha Tonghelne was awarded two
prises at tho National Corn exposition this
year, one for sewing and one for cooking.
Rev. and Mrs.. A. Mitchell of Audobon,
Ia., are spending a short vacation In
Bi-llsvue with the family of Dr. C. A.
While Mrs. H. H. Hennlngson was cut
ting meat Saturday she tecelved a serious
cut In her left hand which required sur
Dr. Stookey entertained five of the girls
belonging to the literature class, which is
studying Shakespeare, at "Macbeth" last
Coasting his become a very popular
sport with the college students. Starting
from Clarke hall a track of nearly one
mile has been made.
Dr. E. L. Robinson of Central City,
Neb., was called here this week by tho
Illness of his mother, Mrs. L. B. Moorsman,
who Is resting easier.
Arthur Wright, accompanied by his sister,
Mrs. Henry McHoberts, and children, left
Monday for Dallas, S. D., after a several
weeks visit at the Wright home.
Mrs. D. R. Kerr of Fulton. Mo., who
was called to Omaha by the illness of
her daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. Fred Kerr,
last week, was visiting Bellevue friends
Thursday ended the official term of
Harry Peters as county commissioner. This
leaves the east end of the county without
any local representative on the board for
tho first time in many years.
Tuesday morning about 3 o'clock W. H.
Harrison was awakened to find his house
on fire. Grabbing what wearing apparel
that was at hand and a small grip near the
bed, he made his exit Just In time to es
cape the falling roof. Mr. Harrison's home
was the old Bordwell house that stood Just
west of the Burlington depot and had been
occupied by him for about five or six
years. The building and contents were
Early Sunday evening Henry Collins
died suddenly at his residence In the old
Fenner Ferguson house, in the lower part
of town, presumably of heart trouble. Two
or three weeks ago Mr. Collins was suf
fering with kidney trouble and apparently
had about recovered, when suddenly Sun
day evening, after eating a hearty supper,
he fell over and before medical aid could
be had he was dead. Mr. Collins was 60
years old and up to a short time ago en
Joyed reasonably good health. The funeral
was held from the house, services being
.conducted by Rev. T. D. Lane. Burial was
made in Bellevue cemetery. 7 .
The 'annual oratorical contest of Bellevue
college was held at the Presbyterian church
Friday evening. The program consisted of
several songs rendered by the quartet and
five oratlnns as follows: "The Mississippi
Valley" by A. C. Barry. "World Confed
eration" by H. J. Brandt, "The Conserva
tion of Natural Resources" by F. D. En
field, "The Problem of Immigration" by
Roy Flndley, and "The Dawn In the
Orient" by W. P. Primrose. The judges
decided in favor of Mr. Primrose for first
prize and Mr. Brandt, second prize. Mr.
Primrose will represent Bellevue college in
the state -contest. Hon. H. T. Clarke
awarded the prizes, the first being $20 and
the second 110. He thought the other con
testants deserved more than honorable
mention so he handed each of them a bill.
George Bird was 111 Monday and Tuesday.
W. B. Thomas Is visiting at the home of
Albert Bergelt Is home after. an absence
of several months.
Mrs. a. W. Shields was the guest of
Mrs. B.' F. Reynolds Wednesday.
Th6 Ecnerolf club has Issued Invitations
tor a dance Wednesday evening.
Mrs. P. A. Haskell was the guest of Mrs.
F. H. Reynolds Tuesday evening.
Mrs. John Lubold was the guest of Mrs.
Edward Hayden in Omaha Monday.
Frank Parker left last Sunday to Bpend
the rest of the winter at Los Angeles.
The city council will hold Us regular
meeting Monday evening at the city hall.
Rev. P. R. Wedge of Monroe, Neb., was
a guest at the Tracy home Saturday and
Mrs. Qeorge Foster, who has been visit
ing among friends at Des Moines, returned
Mr. and Mrs. Hall and Paul Bird were
callers at the home of J. A. Thlrtle Mon
Charles Palmatier Is laid up with two
broken ribs as a result of an accident
while putting up ice.
T. D. Crane and family of Rosemere
have taken a house In Omaha for the re
mainder of the winter.
Mrs. J. L. Houston and Mrs. F. B. Nich
ols were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Weber, Jr., Thursday evening.
Mrs. F. H. Reynolds expects to leave
February 1 for Billings, Munt., to Join Mr.
Reynolds and make their home there.
Mesdames J. B. Biisbln, Harry Brlsbln,
J. L. Houston and F. B. Nichols ware the
guests of Mrs. Horn In Omaha Tuesday.
Mrs. R. II. Olmsted and Miss Florence
Olmsted left Saturday for Milwaukee and
Chicago for a several weeks visit.
James Nicholson returned from Poison,
Mont., Monday, and expects to stay until
tho first of April, when he will return.
The school board has engaged Prof, lie
Lane for the ensuing three years at a
salary of $1,500 a year, a raise of $300 a
The Royal Neighbors and the Modern
Woodmen will hold a Joint installation
Tuesday evening at Pascale's hall. The
meeting will be open to the public.
J. C. Barcua of Sioux City, Ia., formerly
manager of the Florence sanitarium, was
a Florence visitor Monday, the guest of
Mrs. Sarah E. Tracy and Miss Prudence
Adam Kundert sold' the last of his Flor
ence property this week to E. W. Cramllch,
which consisted of lots 4 and 6 and the
east half of lot 6, block 113, for $3.0uU The
property Is on Calhoun street.
The principal diversion of the people of
Florence now Is coasting parties, and al
most every evening large parties of the
elder people, as well as the youngsters, may
be seen coasting down the steep hills.
A petition Is being circulated to have the
sohool board cull a special election to vote
bonds to complete the school building. The
petition says that $l00 Is needed to complete
the work and It Is being generally signed.
Mrs. B. F. Reynolds has assumed charge
of the choir of the Presbyterian church
and promises some good music for the rest
of the year. Miss Lilian Bondesen and
J. J. Cole are the soloists for this evening.
The Ladles' Aid of the Presbyterian
church met at the home of Mrs. B. F.
Reynolds Wednesday afternoon for a
musical afternoon. Mrs, O. W. Shields of
Omaha was present and recited several
The exprevs service between Omaha and
Florence will be augmented by an auto
mobile truck in the near future, arrange
ments having been completed this week
for tha truck, which will be furnished by
Andrew Murphy A Hon of Omaha.
Mra C. M. Cottrell held the second of a
series of recitals planned In the year's
work for her small scholars. Those who
took part on the program were Irene
Taggar, Mildred Taggsr. Hallis Shipley,
Clara Baldwin, Eugene Grant, Lura Holts
man, Kthel Long,. Ohrlstena Chrlstenson,
Carrie Cbrlatensen, Katie Anderson, Pau
line Nesblt, Ruth Wall, Florence Price, Lu
cllo Thornton, Helen Thornton, Rosa Dlok
Ins. William Anderson, Ralph Tryor and
A large party of Florence crack shots
went out to Ted Price's farm last Sunday
with the Intention of cleaning out the coun
try of wolves or coyotes, but as the snow
was so deep they were forced to content
themselves with a few rabbits. However,
as the snow has melted considerable the
last week, and then frozen, putting a firm
footing on the top of the drifts, they are
going out today. Arrangements have been
made for a score of wolf hounds to be
broughwlown from Calhoun, and over slxiy
have agreed to turn out for the hunt. They
wlil meet at Price's farm on the Calhoun
road and there select the captains. The
plan la to form a hugh semicircle from
the north line of Florence to Coffman, and
gradually move eastward toward the river.
The wolves have become particularly bold
this winter and Mr. Price says he has been
bothered with them coming up to the barn
after his sheep, and It is no unusual signt
to see them while out In the fields hauling
Many of the farmers around Florence are
being put In an embarrassing place by the
oot'tlnued cold weather and deep snows.
The winter oomlng on early caught many
of them with their corn still In the field
and the weather has not been since so
they could get Into the fields. One farmer
has two cars of hogs and two of sheep on
feed and Is near the end of his corn. He
has Over eighty acres of corn In the field
that he cannot gather, and If the snow
don't melt soon he will be forced to send
hi 4 stock to market In a half-fat condition.
Another farmer has over 100 acres In con
that he can't get at, and has a big bunc.
of cattle on feed. He says he has enougi
corn on hand to last him about two weeks.
and If the weather don't moderate In that
time, he will be forced to put his cattle
on the market,- as he has so far been un
able to buy corn, his neighbors all being
In the same boat he Is in. Another farmer
purchased 100 bushels in Omaha and Is
hauling it out to his place. In spite of tho
fact that he has eighty acres of corn on
his place waiting to be picked. On the
other hand, the fruit men are happy over
the deep snow, as it has formed an Ideal
covering for the strawberries and other
small fruits and prevented the thawing
and freezing of the vines, which Is so In
jurious to the fruiting. All they hope for
is a gradual going oft or the snow In the
spring and no late freezes, and they will
have a bumper of a crop. The deep snow
has also been of untold value to the alfalfa
fields and pastures.
- - Dundee.
' Mis. and Mrs. C. C. George have re
turned from a trip to Chicago.
The Dundee Dancing club gave a dance
Friday evening at the Dundee hall.
Ward F. Palmer Is leaving this week
for Butte, Mont., where he will reside.
Mrs. W. A. Plxley left Tuesday even
ing for Springfield, 111., to visit friends
for a week.
W. P. Warner spent the week In Grand
Island on business connected with the
E. A. Benson has returned from a busi
ness trip to Florida for the Rlverylew
Mrs. Edmond Barr and children of
Chadron, Neb., are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. p. j. tiarr.
Mrs. Honry C. VanGleson Is expected
home this week after a visit of several
months In the east.
Mrs. J. J. Lampes has been called to
Prlncevllle, 111., by the serious Illness of
her mother, Mrs. Henry.
Mrs. O. L. Hart won a prize at the
meeting of the Fortnightly card club en
tertained Wednesday by Mrs. T. TUlotson.
Mrs. Strode of St. Louis, who has beer,
the guest of her Kister, Mrs. W. T. Robin-
eon, left for her nome the latter part 01
The Dundee Woman's club will ..meet
Wednesday, with Mrs. W. W. Johnson,
When Mrs: ''Hathaway will De leaaer zor
Mrs. Mllllam R. Llghton and daughter,
Miss Suzanne Llghton of Fayettevillo,
Ark., 'are expected soon to pay a visit to
Mr. and Mrs.' S. R. Rush.
In honor of Mrs. Strode of St. Louis,
who is the guest of Mrs. W. T. Robinson,
Mrs. Clinton Briggs entertained at dlnnar
last Saturday at the Rome hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. George entertained
at dinner Thursday evening at their homo
ror miss Carolyn uonnson 01 01. josepn,
Mo., who is the guest of Mrs. Henry W.
Yates. Covers were laid for eight.
The Dundee Woman a club held a spe
cial meeting Tuesday morning at the pub
lic library when Mrs. I. 8. Leavltt gave a
lecture on "Early Italian Renaissance,"
Illustrated with some five stereoptlcan
The Ladles' Aid society of the Dundee
Presbyterian church will hold a social
Thursday evening at the home of the
Misses Tlllson, when the husbands of the
members and all frlnds of the society and
of the church are. Invited to be present.
Mrs. Fayette Laird of Phoenix. Ariz.
has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Frank
Brown. Several social affairs have been
elven In her honor, among them a small
dinner by Mn and Mrs. Alfred ElUck, and
a bridge party ty Mr. ana Mrs. Hoyai
Mrs.' C. O. Talmage entertained the
Wednesday luncheon club at her homo
on Wednesday.- The members present
were: Mesdames S. K. Kusti, Frank Fans,
O. P. Goodman, W. E. Rhoades, W. E,
Shepard. Frank Carmlchael, . E. E. Kim
berly and C O. Talmage.
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Direct Evidence that Millionaire'!
Nephew Wat Murdered.
ARREST IS PROBABLE - TODAY
of Swop Will, Who Re
Visited Kansas City,
Critically III la librae at
KANSAS CITY, Jans 1. -Confirmation of
the rumor that poison had been found In
the stomach of Chrlsman Swope and that
this caused the autopsy on the body of his
millionaire unrle, Colonel Thomas H,
Swope, was given tonight by Attorney
John H. Atwood, who Is one of the attor
neys for the Swope estate and has taken
a prominent part In the Investigation of
So firmly convinced are the Investigators
that the poison was administered Chrlsman
Swope by someone with criminal Intent
that an arrest may be made In the case
tomorrow. Mr. Atwood said:
"The poison found In Chrlsman Bwope's
stomach may have been strychnine, al
though we are not In a position to state
this positively," he said. ' "Dr. Lwls
Hektoen, who made the report' of the find
ing of the poison, has not beep able to say
Just what It Is." '
Attorney Atwood and others prominent
In the Inquiry knew that Chrlsman Bwope's
stomach contained poison before the body
of Colonel Swope was exhumed last
Wedneeday. The facts were kept a secret
until tonight, however,
NASHVILLE, Tenn.,: Jan. 15.-The Jury
n the case of Mrs. Jane Eliza Plunkett,
wife of Dr. J. D. Plunkett of Nashville,
returned a verdict today finding Mrs.
Plunkett of sound mind and capable of
caring for herself and her property. Mrs.
Plunkett Is the sister of the late Colocel
Thomas Swope of Kansas City and Is a
beneficiary under his will.
Executor Critically III. . ,
COLUMBIA, Tenn., Jan. IS. Stewart B.
Flemmlng, one of the heirs of the late
Thomas W. Swope of Kansas City and one
of the executors of the Swope will, Is
critically III of typhoid fever here. Mr.
Flemmlng became 111 shortly after arriving
home from a recent visit to St. Louts'.
CHICAGO, Jan. 16A-In two or threo
days-Dr. W. S. Haines of Rush Medical
college will be able to say whether or not
the late Thomas H. Swope of Kansas
City had been Inoculated with a typhoid
culture to produce seemingly natural
death. Dr. Haines 'ha been engaged In
making a chemical analysis of the stom
ach of Swope. ... . ,
He said: ...
"An Inoculation of a typhoid culture
would be much more subtle In Its mani
festation than an ordinary poison, but It
could be traced. Inoculation by the germ
Is a recognized method of poisoning,
though Infrequently used,
"Dr. Hektoen, who will return from the
east Monday, made a pathological examin
ation of the stomach before his departure.
Just what he found I cannot say, but the
natural inference Is that he found traces
of irritation, as he considered a chemical
Explorer Shftckleton'iSing;led .Out
; by Gerrnan Sovereign for
BERLIN, Jan. IB.1 Emperor William sin
gled out Lieutenant E. H. Shackleton, tha
Anatarctk) explorer, for special distinction
this afternoon when he attended a private
lecture which : was delivered by the ex
plorer at the residence of Herr Hernhard
Dernburg, secretary of state for the colo
nies outside the city.
t(he emperor was greatly appreciative of
Lieutenant Shackleton's narrative and waa
deeply interested in the views displayed.
After the lecture his majesty Conversed at
length with' the explorer and his wife. A
large number of diplomats, ministers and
army officers were present.
Remarkable cures nave Been roads
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
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