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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1910.
FIFTY-EIGHT ENTtR R1N G I
Municipal Office Appears Thing to
THREE BIQ WARD FIGHTS
Candidates In First, Fifth and Sixth
Art In Tirmoll Sharp Battle
for City Sollcltor
hip. With fifty-eight aspirants' for municipal
office anxious to serve the- people In one
capacity or another ther- ought ti bi
something doing nil the time bitwecn now
and the primaries which will be held
Monday, February 28. For the councll-
manlo nominations the princ.paf contest.)
among both the republicans and the demo
crats will be In the First. Fifth and Sixth
wards, where there are sevural cnndlJa.es.
For the republican 'nomination for city
solicitor a lively contest between the pres
ent Incumbent of the office,, Clem F. Kim
ball, and Attorney Thomas y. Harrison I
The republicans have only two candi
dates for tho nomination "for two coun-cllmcn-at-large,
while the democrats huve
four candidates. Both parties have several
candidates for the nomination for park
commissioner to . succeed ? j. J. . Brown,
whose term expires tlu spring. Captain
Brown Is a candidate for renomlnation by
the democrats and, although he has two
opponents, indications are that he will bj
renominated. There are four candidates
for the republican nomination for this
Following is the complete list of the re
publican and democratic candidates for the
For Mayor John Olson.
For City Solicitor C. F. Kimball, Thomas
For City Engineer Charles- B. Reynolds.
For City Treasurer Frank T. True.
For City AuditorJohn F. McAneney.
For Couiicllruen-at-Largd (2) Carl. A Mor
gan, John Fleming.
Fui Councilman (First Ward) Henry T.
Bloss, N. W. Williams, P. Peterson, L. T.
AUiertl.'G. J. Harding.
For Counollman (Second Ward) Elmer E.
For Councilman (Third Ward) William B.
For Councilman (Fourth Ward) Dr. L. L.
Poston, E. 8. Lamon.
For Councilman (Fifth Ward Hans Han
son, Charles H. Warren, Luke Graham, J.
O. Ellsworth, Thomas Shea, Charles Forts
For Councilman (Sixth Ward-H. A. Mo
ther, C. ,S. Hubbard, E. I. Llttlefleld.
For Park Commissioner W. H. Lynchard,
Warren F. Abdlll, H. O. McOee, W. M.
For Mayor Thomas Moloney.
For City Solicitor Frank Capell. '
For City Engineer fiamul L. Etnyre.
For City Treasurer Warren Hough.
For City Auditor W. A. Brockle.
For City Assessor W. D. Hardin.
For Couneilman-at-Large (2) O. Tounker
man, Chris Loseth, A. W. Huber, L. Lee
For Councilman (First Ward)-C. D. Walt
ers, Louis F. Fauble, John J. Myrtue, J. W.
For Councilman (Second Ward) J. Chris
For CouncUmanfThlrd Ward) John E.
6tockerti -W. B.' Fisher. '"
For Councilman (Fourth Ward) F. Bee be
Marlon Parker, Otto Bkodsholra, Page Mor
For Councilman (Fifth Ward) James Mo
Mtllen, N. P. Bethers.
For Councilman (Sixth Ward) A. Bellin
ger, W. O. Boyer. .
For Park Commissioner J. J. Brown, John
A. vnurcnui, jxooert r , jiain.
CITT'S JIBT ' trtOIlT INCREASES
Five Thousand Dollars More at Bad
, The monthly report of City Auditor Mo
Aneney showing the general financial con-
ffltlon or the city issued yesterday discloses
the fact that tha net debt on January 1
was S4T.T06.aa aa against S42.14.ia on De
cember L an Increase of tfi.MM.80.
Tha city, however, was not without
ample funds on January L as the report
hows that tha city treasurer held cash to
tha total amount of 1157,823.63, made up as
City general funds. ....., (U4.370.75
Improvement funds. 84.016.41
Library tund,...... 8,436.62
Total . nS7.S23.68
The cash In tha city general funds was
as follows t
General ..........1 16.157 40
tr uiw .. ,... .. ....
Funded -debt V.
Bond loan. Interest...
Waterworks sinking y.
Indian creek ,
Total.......... , S114.S70.7I
ine gross inaeoteaness 01 the city on
January 1 Was $163,076.67, made up as fol
General fund Warrants $ 6,833.33
juringe iuna warrants 1,66.34
Lighting fund warrants 1,694.93
jnaian creea iuna warrants 44.4$
Regular elty bonds......; 150,600 00
.Waterworks sinking fund 1.W7.61
... . Marrtasre Licenses.
Licenses to wed were Issued yesterday
to the following-: "
Name and Residence. ' Age.
E. H. Halfer, Denver. Colo 41
Bertha Bynum Emerson, Fulton, Ky.. 26
Charles M. Hakes, Council Bluffs..;.. 46
Belle pinnell. Council Bluffs 5
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wcWt ftrx so
STonyon's TmW patr WIS eoaj, ttie Href
Ii.lo n. iivity by gvulle Uiethoits. TUey do
but sevur. grljie or weukeu. They are a
tunic tu the srotaaca, liver and nerves
Invigorate luatvdj vf weukeo. Taey cu
rk'U iti tloud ud enable the stoma-h to
get all ts nourishment from food that la
put kite it Tlieee puis contaiu DO ctlo
lielj they are soothlug-, healing sod stlm.
clxtlnr. For o!ety all druggists la 10a
tnd ; els.-s. If yon need medical ad
I Mre, write MiByonrs Doctors. They wilt
sdrlne lo the test of their ability abso
lutely free of Charae. Mt'NYUN'H, M4
a4 JcUormM fit, f bUalvlhla, la
bvtid 10 cents fur trial pavkags.
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TO THE OJTk-E AND IAXXVNI flll WOiLC
ive You 10 rue A A rwi "icu Iwm i ur
soldi er river case still
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t out of Construction, Feasibility and
Other Problems Knter Into
LOGAN, la.; Jan. 30-Speclal.)-The big
Soldier river drainage cane, which began
here Monday, and to the exclusion of all
other taxes has been running during the
week, la still on trial. The objectors occu
pied three and one-half days In the Intro
duction of exhibits and testimony to prove
the Wattles drainage project as Imprac
tical and to establish a more practical one
In lieu thereof. The promoters v.-tll occupy
two and one-half days In sustaining the
Wattles project and In pointing out the
unattractive features of the Mayne drain
The Wattles ditch Is said to be 68 miles
In length; the Mayne ditch, In opposition,
fifteen to sixteen miles In length; the
former, according to estimates, to cost,
with laterals and .other ditches, 1100.000; the
Btter drainage system, SS6.000, $110,000 to
310.(Ki0,( depending upon the men who make
he estimates and extent of system em
braced. It Is said that boiti Giidies begin
practically at the same point and run over
the same line a distance of two miles,
hereby leaving the Wattles ditch from
point of separation four and one-half miles
to the Missouri river, and the Mayne thir
teen or more to the Missouri river. How
ever, the Mayne ditch Is to run through
the Spboner ditch, previously constructed,
also through Linn lake and through a sec
tion of the Soldier river before reaching
From an engineering point of view, the
chief objection urged against the Wattles
ditch Is that In time of high waters of the
Missouri the ditch would be flooded by the
waters of the Big Muddy, and thereby be
of no value In discharging the waters of
the Soldier, for which the ditch Is designed.
The chief objection urged , against the
Mayne ditch is that while affording no
more effective drainage, the cost of con
struction, comparing the two systems,
would make the Mayne system prohibitive.
CLOSES SALOON'S DOORS
Firm at Tnrln, la., and Drasrsjlst at
Soldier, la.. Affected by
ONAWA, la., Jan. 80. (Special Tele
gram.) A temporary Injunction was .Issued
today against Alex McDonald and the
Sioux City Brewing company, operating a
saloon at Turin, la., also against J. L.
Coverdale, a druggist at Soldier, Ia. Evid
ence was produced to show that McDon
ald had violated the laws by selling In
toxicating liquors to minors. The number
of returns to the county auditor from the
Soldier druggist during the last sixty
days were out of proportion to the popula
tion of the town and the attorney for the
defendant failed to show that any contag
ious disease had been prevalent to war
rant the large volume of business. Im
mediately following Judge Oliver's decision.
the doors of the Turin saloon were locked.
A permanent) Injunction against both
places will be asked for at the February
term of the district court ' "
PANIC AVERTED AT FUNERAL
Floor Gives War Daring; Service Over
Body of Marshalltowa
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MARSHALLTOWN, Ia,. Jan. 80. (Spe
cial.) A crowd of people who attended
the funeral of Charles E. Sheridan, this
afternoon were thrown Into a fright and
small sired stampede was narrowly
averted while the service was In progress.
when the floor of one room creaked, qulv
ered and then gave way. The service was
stopped, the corpse hurriedly wheeled out
of the room and the undertaker warned
the mourners to keep close to the walls
and leave the room slowly. An examina
tion of the floor showed that three joist
In the center of the room had split and
that portion of the floor had sunk almost
Short Coarse for Fruit Men.
AMES, Ia., Jin. 80. (Special.) At
meeting of some of the fruitgrowers In
the vicinity of Council Bluffs on Decem
ber 20 a short course was organised and
officers elected. O. R. Bliss, representing
the Ames Agricultural college, outlined
some of the work which Is usually taken
up at these short courses. It was defl
nltely decided to hold a four days' short
course from February 22 to 25, inclusive.
At this short course the following crops
will be taken up and .studied: Apple, grape,
potato, cherry, small fruit. The following
subjects will be treated: ' Insects, disease,
spray materials, spray machinery, orchard
heaters, soli management, harvesting and
packing, storage and marketing assocla
Hons, by-products, propagation, pollina
Prof. S. A. Beach, O. B, BUss and
Laurens Greene from the Ames Agricul
tural college will be the Instructors and
it Is expected that some help will be re
ceived from local men. This is the first
short course of its kind in the state and
will be watched with considerable Interest
by other communities. The attendance
the course is not limited to people in the
vicinity of Council Bluffs, but any from
different parts of the state may attend
It is hoped by the management that as
many as possible will attend this course
so as to Insure Its success.
Kuterprlaea at Denlaoa.
DENISON, la., Jan. SO. (Special.) The
Denlson Commerolal club held one of Its
monthly meetings, together with a banquet,
at the Hotel Denlson Friday evening
Plans were made which look to great
publlo enterprises being undertaken in the
near future. One looks to the building of
a great dam at the. uniting of tho Boyer
and Otter creek streams six miles north
of Denlson and conducting the water here
In huge pipe lines. Civil engineers will
soon be at work to advise en the cost
of construction and water power which can
be generated. The fall la nearly' 100 feet
As the site of the present opera house has
been sold to the government for a post
office building and a new opera house Is
needed the clb talked location and ral
Ing funds for I the enterprise. There was
some talk of giving a bonus to an ex per
ienced opera house man to come in and
build. There Is an opportunity offered of
gaining a great shoe factory with. T. J
Kelly the successful retailer to manage it
Committees were appointed to beat along
all the lines mentioned and Denlson means
to be a big spot on the map of Iowa.
Guy Marley Is Sentenced.
LOGAN, Is,, Jan, 30. (Special.) Guy
Marley, the convicted murdertr of his
stepmother, was given his sentence by
Judge Wheeler yesterday afternoon. Mar
ley received his sentence with the same
composure and indifference that he dis
played during the trial. Life Imprison
ment at hard labor Is the penalty.
rstanwls foliawt a Cold,
but never follows tha use of Foley's Honey
and Tar. which stops tha cough, heals the
lungs and expsls tee cold from your systsm.
FIGHT ON IOWA COAL RATES
Railway Commission Will Hear Com
plaints March 9.
OUTSIDE OPERATORS FAVORED
Iterent nhertasre Calls Attention to
Fart Many Communities Are Still
Dependent on Fuel from
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINER. Jan. SC. (Speclal.)-A date
has been set for the hearing before the
railroad commission on the coal rates of
Iowa, and on March 9 next, the represen
tatives of the railroads and the coal op
erators will be permitted to thresh out
their differences. It Is expected that this
will be one of the most Important hearings
ever granted by the commission.
The present coal rates In Iowa were fixed
about twenty years ago and at that time
they were oposed by the railroads as
entirely too low. The excuse for making
thorn low was that It was needed to de
velop the coal Industry of the state. There
has been a wonderful development of the
coal industry of Iowa in that time and
now the total output of the state Is more
than ten times what it was when the rates
In the meantime the demand for coal has
Increased and the Illinois operators have
been able to secure such rates Into Iowa
as will enable them to compete In many
parts of the state. In fact In some parts
of the state they can undersell the Iowa
operators. It Is found also that In some
parts of the state the outside operators
can take advantage of the Iowa local rates
and by a double billing make better rates
than on a through Interstate rate.
The recent coal shortage Incident to a
little stormy weather has brought sharply
to the attention of Iowa people the fact
that the coal business Is not on the best
basis. It is found that the system built
up never provides for an emergency. The
railroads and the coal companies have
always teen able to supply coal as needed,
hence no large stocks have been main
tained. Now the demands comes from all
parts of the state that something be done.
Trouble with Outside Coal.
Perhaps 200 or more complaints have
been received In the last . two months by
the railroad commission In the matter of
the failure of towns to get coal as needed.
It Is also found by the commission that
nearly all these complaints are from towns
or dealers who rely upon lnterstato ship
ment of coal, generally from the Illinois
fields, and that in all communities using
Iowa coal there has been little trouble,
Twelve years ago the legislature passed
a resolution asking the railroad com mis
si on to investigate coal rates and take
such action as seemed to be necessary. A
thorough investigation was made and the
commission found that there was no oc
casion for any change in the rate at that
time. In fact it was not seriously urged
by the operators or the consumers. Since
then investigation has been made of some
phases of the question, but no general in'
Now it is the demand of an association
of the operators which handles 75 per cent
of all the coal for commercial uses that
reduction in the rate be made. It Is
found that In at least one Instance the
railroads make a rate. , lower , than the
legal Iowa rate, this being done to meet
competition from the outside, and from
this it is Inferred that a lower rate would
be remunerative in Iowa. The coal busi
ness of the' Iowa roads is one of the
largest Items of profit and the case will
therefore attract a great deal of attention.
Lamonl Wan ta Nen Depot.
The Commercial club of Laonl has asked
the railroad commission to Intercede in
behalf of their town with the Burlington
railroad and secure a new depot for the
town. They represent that the present
one Is old and Inadequate and also that
In general the Burlington has not made
Improvements along its right-of-way as
the town deserves. They set forth a long
list of grievances and will be given
Branch Lines Are Suffering;.
A committee of the stockholders of the
Atlantic, ' Northern & Southern railroad.
consisting of M. N. Eh beck, Hans Mad sen
and Peter Lykke, called upon the railroad
commission on behalf of that road and
the merchants along the line and repre
sented that business In the various towns
reached Is suffering from lack of cars
and failure to have business handled at
the connecting point of Atlantic. The
farmers say they have no money' to pay
bills because they cannot sell their stock
and grain and the whole business af the
towns is held up because the larger roads
are using all their equipment to handle
Remedy for llla-h Prices.
Attorney General Byers is out In an In.
terview, In which he points out that the
direct cause of the high price era Is the
system under which business Is being oper
ated and he states that we must look to
congress for some relief. He suggests
an amendment to the anti-trust law that
would make It a penal offense for any
person to belong to a trust, also there
should be made a permanent nonpartisan
tariff commission, provision be ade for
a physical valuation of railroads, etc He
discourages the use of the boycott as a
remedy for high prices.
Brakeman Ends His Life.
Bruce Magers, railroad brakeman, em
ployed by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St
Faul railway for a time at Perry. I a.
committed suicide by taking morphine at
aw bixth avenue, at 2 o'clock this momina-
He was taken In an unconscious condition
to Mercy hospital and died there at
o'clock. His act is shrouded In mvsterv
The police have been called Into the case.
Many Insurance Reports.
A large number of the reports of Insur
ance companies to the state auditor were
received today. All the larger companies
nave reported on the last year's business.
n-pwris indicate tnat the business of
the year was excellent, and esoeelallv fh.t
business in Iowa has been growing right
v..k. ine aeposils of insurance com.
panles with the state of Iowa to guarantee
loeaea increased far more last year than
ever before In the 'history of insurance
Reincorporate State Baali.
The articles of Incorporation of the Com
mereJal Krau k..i. .
w ...... , umncneeier were
loaa-y ty nilng with the secretary
of state. The Central Heating company
. .. ..,.u . iuea articles. The Mystic
mn juercnanta- association rn
tides, with 11.000 capital, for the purpose
of establishing a credit and raUng gyBtem
ii i ii or mystic.
Forareia Gnu la Loaded.
iijikjk. Ia., Jan. S0.-(Speclal
ir-,i.,,M-trini, jo year old son of Mr,
snu ra. uruDer. a prominent Webster
uuuuijr iarmer, was killed this afternoon
by a boy friend when a loaded gun th.
were playing with was accidentally dis-
rhirr. TV. Kn.. ... . . ..
.... wrni ,0 ma barn to
play after dinner, and flndlna tha
j there one of the boys slipped some shot
Into the gun and forgot It was there. The
family Is prostrated.
Omaha Will Get
Committee Visits Des Moines and
Arranges for Event Compro
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Jan. 30 (Special Tele
gram.) An Omaha committee, consisting
f C. H. Pickens. It. J. Penfold. J. C.
Root, Everett Buckingham and K. B.
Mlchaells, held long conference with the
local representatives of association, hav
ing in charge the military tournament to
see if an agreemient could not be reached.
t is probable that as a result there will
be a tournament at Omaha as well as one
t Des Moines, and It will not be neces-
ary to fight It out between the two cities.
KAWKEYES TAKE FIRST GAME
Fast Grlnnell Quintet Loses to Iowa
20 to IS.
IOWA CITT, Ia., Jan. SO. (Special Tele
gramsBrilliant spurts of clever team
work gave Iowa the first of a state cham
pionship series with Grinned In basket ball
here tonight by a score of 20 to 13.
Iowa sprang to the front at the start of
the game and the first half ended 11 to 7
with the Hawkeyes in the lead. The feat
ure jof the contest was a phenomenal bas
ket by Hyland from a sitting posture early
n the game. A second long goal by Hy
land brought Iowa Into a comfortable lead
at a critical point In the same half. Sluts
threw most baskets for Grlnnell, but was
removed because of an Injury received In
diving after a ball, near the close of the
Halley's Comet In Sight.
IOWA CITY,.Ia., Jon. 30. (Special.)
Halley's comet Is In view, I saw It yes
terday," said Prof. L. G. Weld, head of
the department of mathematics In the Uni
versity of Iowa yesterday. "It Is a con
siderable distance above the horison md
about four degrees north of Saturn, but
it may be seen only by the aid of a pow
erful glass. A few . weeks later In the
year It will be visible to the naked eye."
Farmer Found Burned to Death.
DES MOINES. Jan. 30. Peter, Rogers,
aged 70, a pioneer farmer near Tiffin, was
found burned almost to a crisp by his
daughter Helen early today. A charred
prayer book beside him Indicates thai death
had come while kneeling at prayer. It Is
supposed that his clothing caught fire from
an upset lamp near by.
Iowa . News Notes.
LOGAN For breaking and entering a box
car, John Casper was given an indeter
minate sentence of ten years yesterday
MARSHALLTOWN A general rails, to
spread throughout the United Brethren de
nomination in the state or lowa. is being
planned to aid the local congregation to
build a church here next summer which
will cost between 810,000 and fU.OUO.
HAMPTON The annual field meet of the
Boone Valley Athletic association will be
held here on May zo. i ne association con.
alsts of nine high schools in the north
central part of Uie state. S. R. Frttx of
he local school is secretary or. the associa
MARSHALLTOWN Mrs. Austin Ash,
young mother, was .adjudged. Insane . this
afternoon and ordered taken to the state
hospital at Cherokee. Mrs. Ash became In
sane following the birth 'of her child. Be
fore her marriage she was Miss Elna
Ci ranger, a Monona county, Iowa, young
IOWA FALLS Frank D. Peet. cashier of
the State National bank, has Just purchased
the Trainer farm about two miles east of
this city, at Sin.SO an acre, it la stated that
It Is Mr. Feet's Intention to make a model
stock farm of the plato, being Ideally lo
cated for such a farm. It contains' ninety-
one acres and is already well Improved
ts close proximity to town, with superior
educational facilities and easy access to
market, makes the place a very desuable
one for a home.
NEWTON Because the city council saw
fit to pass a milk Inspection ordinance
which requires that milk cannot be sold
in the town from cows which have not
been tested for tuberculosis. Newton Is
threatened with a milk famine. Today three
ot the four dairymen who supply the bulk
of tho trade notified their customers that
they would serve them no longer unless the
ordinance was repealed, as tne council is
standing "pat" on the ordinance, the pros
pects of a mllkless town are good.
MITCHELL, S. D., Jan. 30. (Special.) A
few weeks ago Arthur Bruhm, a German,
40 years old, was taken Into custody on
the charge of insanity. It developed, hov
ever, that he was just mentally unbalanced
and not very violent, but it was evident
that he would become a county charge. It
was learned through the examination that
he was not a naturalized citizen of the
United States and it was thus Impossible
for the county to have any Jurisdiction
over him. State Attorney Herbert took up
correspondence with the Department of
Commerce and Labor at Washington and
explained the situation. The department
ordered Richard Davis of Minneapolis, an
inspection Immigration agent, to come to
this city and examine Bruhm. He finished
the examination today and announced that
Bruhm and his wife would have to be
deported to Germany. The wife came over
here in June and the husband followed In
the early fall, but both were practically
without funds and they were Incapacitated
for earning money. It was on this account
that the action was taken to send them
back to Germany. The children, who live
near here, were anxious to take cars of
their parents, but they were not In a posi
tion to assume the burden.
Wyoming; fruit In Court.
DEADWOOD, 8. D., Jan. 30. Speclal.)
Judge Rice in the circuit court has just
decided one of the most Important civil
suits tried hers in years by rendering a
verdict In favor of the plaintiff In the
cose of J. C. Spencer of Newcastle, Wyo.
against William H. Lyman, et al, of Ke
wanee. III., Involving $30,000. A peculiar
feature of the case was the fact that both
parties to the suit lived in another part of
the country and the property sued on was
near Cambria, Wyo., but the suit was
tried here as the transaction took place in
Some two years ago Spencer sold to . the
defendants some coal lands In the Cam
bria district, they contracting to pay $40,
000. One fourth of this amount was paid
down In cash when the defendants declined
to carry out the contract on the ground
that the titles conveyed were insufficient
To secure these titles Spencer has made
two trips to Bombay, India, and has spent
over $15,000 in money and some fifteen
months' time. Judge Rice held the con
tract valid and gave Judgment against the
defendants for the remaining $30,000.
Financial Troubles Cause Suicide
PIERRE, S. V.. Jan. 30. (Special Tele
gram.) Herman Schroeder, proprietor of
news and cigar stand here, committed sul
oide late this afternoon by shooting hlmsel
through the head. Financial troubles are
rumored to have been the cause of the
act. Ha leaves a wife and several small
A medicine need not be disagreeable to
bs effective. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
ts pleasant to taka and always cures.
IL. PALMER TO RUN AGAIN
Announcement Made He Will Try for
FIRST NAMED BY GOVERNOR SHAW
lias Opposition la Own City la
Person of Clifford Thome
Wilcox Appointed Special
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Ia., Jan. 30. (Special Tel
egramsAnnouncement was made today
that Colonel David J. Palmer of Wash
ington, Ia., would be a candidate for a
fourth term as state railroad commis
sioner. He Is now chairman of the board
and Is a veteran member, having first
been appointed by Governor Shaw. He
was formerly a member of the state sen
ate for two terms and before that county
auditor for two terms, so that he has had
practically continuous service of the pub
lic for thirty-four years. The faot that
Clifford Thorne, attorney, has come out as
candidate and Uvea In the same town
may complicate matters.
The most Important case filed with the
Board of Railroad Commissioners for the
week ending January 28 was the petition
of the Iowa Commercial Coal Dealers' as
sociation by J. E. Trotter, secretary, re
questing a revision of the soft coal rates
In Iowa. There has not been, since the
coal rates In Iowa were fixed by the com
mission, up to this time any request for
reduction In said rates. In 1S92 and again
In 1894 the railroad companies requested an
advance In the- Iowa coal rates, stating
as a reason that such rates were unrea
sonably low as co.-npared with other coal
rates In this territory and that they were
unremuneratlve, which requests, after ex
tended hearings, the board denied. Pub
lic hearing upon this question will be had
In the office of the railroad commissioners
at Des Moines on March 9.
Aside from the coal case there were
thirty-seven other cases filed with the
board during the week. Fourteen of these
cases were for failure to deliver coal,
eleven for failure to furnish cars for live
stock and grain, shipments, four were In
reference to delay In transit, two relating
to train service, two concerning telephones
In depots, one with reference to minimum
weight on live stock, one concerning sta
tion service, one alleging discrimination in
freight service and one being a petition
for lower express rates on currency.
Wilcox Given Place.
Attorney General Byers today appointed
to the position of special counsel in his
office, made vacant by the resignation of
Charles Wilcox, John Fletcher of Avoca,
He has been In practice ten years. As
special counsel he will take up Important
civil matters In which the tate Is con
cerned. Flgrht Agralnst Tuberculoals.
A working plan of co-operation was
agreed upon -4oday between the depart
ment of the State Board of Control, hav
ing charge of tuberculosis, and the State
Board of Health and the veterinary de
partment by which there 'will be con-
certed effort greatly to Increase the work
In ending tuberculosis In lows. Dr. Whlt
aker of the Department of Agriculture will
be secured for six months' work in the
state inspecting dairy herds.
Reslarns - from Byers' Of flee.
Charles S. Wilcox, special counsel in
the office of the attorney gerteral,' re
signed today and he will return "W1 the
private practice of law. He had baetf
assistant under Attorney General Byers for'
little more than a year, having 'charge
of the civil business of the office.
To Finish Out Year. " I
Judge Howe, who resigned from the, dlai
trict bench, will finish out tha present
year, though he had planned to quit at
once. The Bar association passed resolu
Hons highly eulogistic of Howe. Resolu
tions of a similar character were also
passed relative to the retirement of E. R.
Mason from the office of clerk of the
federal court. '
It la announced that Judge Roberts of
Ottumwa will also retire from the district
bench at the end of his present term,
finishing a fifteen-year service.
Kxamlne Many tor Commissions.
General Guy E. Logan today Issued an
order for two military boards to meet at
his office February 10 to examine candi
dates for commissions in the guard, one
board to examine five candidates for sur
geons and the other to examine twenty
three for. other positions, including five
Collateral Tax Collections.
State Treasurer Morrow reports colla--
tlon of collateral Inheritance tax In Iowa
for the present month to be $20,251.95
from thirty-nine separate estates.
Requisition was Issued today for return
to Iowa from Michigan of Robert Payn
and Edward Haggerty, both wanted in
Kossuth county for manipulating an
alleged forged check.
Charae of Discrimination.
The railroad commission has been asked
to Investigate a case of alleged dis
crimination In the matter of switching
charges between Des Moines coal mines
and Valley Junction, the charge having
been raised to $5 for a little less than
two and one-half miles for one car. It is
stated that there is discrimination shown.
Wants Reports on Enforcement.
Attorney General Byers is asking the
county attorneys to make the reports
contemplated under a new law In regard
to the extent of enforcement of the laws
In various counties. He desires reports
as to saloons, gambling houses and
similar places, and also asks for recom
mendations as to the law and what
changes could be made to advantage.
Wants Telephone Control.
Governor Carroll, in an address at a
farmers' institute at Mason City, reverted
to the subject of a commission to have
special charge of the corporations of the
state, and indicated that he would renew
his recommendations. He referred to the
3,000 telephone systems In the state and of
the certainty of much merging and con
solidation, but all this without regulation
and control. Adequate laws are needed
to properly protect the people.
Denouueea the Courts.
In a powerful speech before the members
of the Des Moines Bar association at the
annual banquet In the Elks' club rooms,
W. G. Harvlson, one of the leading attor
neys of Polk county, made a sweeping de
nunciation of the general divorce court
practice, exorcised the bar association for
failure to suggest remedies and roasted to
a frazzle the Judges of the local bench who.
he stated, had permitted the lax condition
Fraud In Auto Sales.
W. J. Wallace, lats of Council Bluffs and
a former automobile salesman. Indicted on
five .separate counts by the grand Jury for
obtaining money by false pretenses through
the sale of machines which he failed to
deliver, pleaded guilty this morning before
Ji.dge DeGraff ta a charge of fraudulent
conveyance and was sentenced to Inde
terminate Imprisonment in the penitentiary
at Fort Madliti
Fourth Victory from Iowa Teamt In
Succession for Nebraska Basket
LINCOLN. Jan. SO. (Special Telegram.)
By a score of 17 to the Cornhuskers'
banket ball five downed the quintet from
Drake college at the university armory
last night and made their slate clean for
the first half of the games In the north
ern section of the Missouri Valley league.
Eight games are scheduled for each of
the three teams In this division of the
league for the sectional title, and the game
tonight was the second the local shooters
have won from Drake. Last week two
were annexed from Ames.
The visiting players proved easier prey
for the Cornhuskers than they were last
night and Coach Hewitt used an entire
new team, with the exception of Captain
Perry, In the second half. Drake made
only two goals from field, one In each
half. The contest was by far the roughest
exhibition of basket ball that has ever
taken place on the local floor. Both teams
violated the rules, and there was a large
amount of holding, pulling and striking
with the fists. The visiting players were
the chief offenders and were penalised
several times by the referee for their
rough tactics. Left Guard Berry of the
Des Moines five sustained an Injury to
his nose In a clash with one of the Corn
huskers1, and for a short time his con
dition was such that It was thought ad
visable to remove him from the game. He
Insisted on playing and was allowed to re
main In the lineup.
. Exceedingly poor team play and Inac
curate goal tossing kept Drake from put
ting up any formidable opposition to the
Cornhuskers. Captain Perry and his crew
played rings around their opponents all
through the game. The Nebraska leader
and Wood, the little colored guard, again
were the stars for the locals. Perry shot
four goals from the field. Wood made no
goals, but he carried the ball, by dribbling,
more than any other two men on the floor.
Petrashek, at center, also played brilliant
ball and tossed three goals. Debutts fea
tured more than any single player on the
visiting five. He recorded six of the
points totaled by his side. Lineup:
NEBRASKA. I DRAKB.
Schmidt-Jonas L.F. L.F Dobutti
Prtruhck-Hlltner C.0 C. Homnaii-Mu-lcon
In(mll-Ambnion R O R o Derrr
Wood-Walt UO.ILO BMrr
Goals from field: Perry (4), Schmidt (2),
Petrashek (3), Ingersoll, Hlltner, Amber
son, Debutts, C. Hoffman. Goals from free
throws: Perry (3). Debutts (2). Referee:
FORTUNE AT LAST SMILES
ON HIDDEN FORTUNE MINE
Dream of Years on Part of Owners
Stands Good Chance of
DEADWOOD, S. D., Jan. 30. (Special.)
Has the 111 fate that for years relent
lessly pursued the Hidden Fortune Gold
Mining company and those prominently
identified with it, finally turned?
Have the scales of fickle fortune so
long weighted down against the company
that once promised so much, now swung
In Its favor?
The Hidden Fortune was organize.!
some ten years ago by Henry J. Mayham,
then of. Denver, .a promoter, who - was
meeting with ''great success In floating
Black Hills mining properties. ' The prop
erty was- a good one, funds came easily
and -stockholders tumbled over them-,
selves -In- their eagerness to get In on the
ground floor. Its officers Included men
prominent In the financial world. Judge
Allison' bf Sioux City, J. M. Neemlth.
George M. Nex, Herbert S. Shaw, all of
J Denver, James Moodle of Sioux City and
soma 1 Chicago men. Finely equipped
plants were constructed and then the
pendulum swung. Dis agreements arose
among the heavy stockholders and
at once the company was plunged
Into expensive and seemingly In
terminable litigation. Some of the high
est legal luminaries In Denver and
Chicago hastened to the fight and numer
ous suits were commenced, while the
small stockholders patiently awaited the
outcome. First one set of officers won
a point and secured control of the prop
erty, changing the management, only to
lose it in the next legal contest to
another set. Charges and counter charges
of a bitter nature were made and still the
small stockholders waited. Then tho
property was sold on execution, the Con
tinental Trust company of Denver, rep
resenting the bond holders, buying It in.
More legal contentions followed.
Then another factor entered the race for
supremacy. Death called, one by one, the
men who had engineered the fortunes ot
the property. James Moodle, who stood
with local stockholders, passed away first.
Then followed Herbert S. Shaw, the sec
retary ot the company. Next followed
George N. Nix, the one time manager and
the lafct was J. H. Nesmlth of Denver,
the trustee for the bondholders. Even while
he died, the plans were making for the
new coup and Just as the year closed, the
Columbus properties, a dream of years'
standing, was effected. Now It Is an
nounced that Henry Frawley of this city,
the new president, has secured the neces
sary fund to operate and that work will
commence In the spring and fortune
again smiles on the 111 fated Hidden For
tune. . Census Men Lacking;.
LEAD, 8. D., Jan. 80. (Special.) Con
siderable difficulty Is being experienced In
securing enough census enumerators to
conduct the census taking In Lawrence
county next April. Although there are
twenty-one to be given work of this sort
In this county, there are not over fifteen
applicants for the work. This Is largely
due to the unsettled labor conditions here
as so many are unable to tell what they
will be doing three months from now and
do not. care to take a chance 'on the short
Children like Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy and It Is prompt In effect as well as
pleasant to take. '
lb Clb rSr waecao imiiow
POXES! t JjigOUJ- -U - IICUU1RI fOPSLlRITT
RAILROAD ROUTE IN TRIPP
Chief Townsites to Be Winner,
Jordan and Carter.
WILL MISS LAMRC
Dispute on with Winner Over rer
maaeat LoratIo of County Seat
Spring; Will Be Busy
DALLAS. 8. D., Jan. J0.-(Spelal.)-No
recent event In the Rosebud country has
crested more Intense Interest than was oc
casioned by the publication a few weeks
ago of the route to be followed by the
Chicago & Northwestern railroad In Its
extension west from Dallas. Because new
towns were established In every neck and
corner of Tripp county there was for sev
eral months much -Ivalry In claims a to
where the railroad line would go. Now all
this Is settled. The route Is known be
yond tho peradventure of a doubt Tha
railroad authorities have served notfee on
the Indians whose allotments -will be
traversed and further steps are now being
taken for purchase of the right of way.
Supplies have been laid down at convenient
points along the present line between Nor
folk and Dallas and construction work will
begin In the spring.
It would be difficult to find a situation
Just like that presented by. Tripp county,
newly opened to settlement. It has become
proverbial that hardly a township In the
county Is without a postofflce. It Is a tri
bute to the rapid growth of the country. It
explains why there Is such demand for
land In this vicinity. The exodus of farmr
crs from the east cannot fail to attract
attention. Any person who saw Tripp
county last spring . and- has not seen It
since then would hardly know the land
now. Where all was one cuntlnuoua stretch
of'pralrle land, Interrupted only here and
there by the home of a tenant ot .leased
land, one cannot go anywhere In tha county
now out of sight of a claim house., This
and the promise of hundreds of new set
tlers In the spring resulted In the estab
lishment of many small towns.
All Cannot Be Pleased.
Of course all these communities wished
that the railroad might come their way
and there was naturally some disappoint
ments. But It Is generally, conceded that
the railroad company chose -the best routo
considering the engineering features and
the great question of future development
Much Is expected of the three railroad
towns, Winner, Jordan and Carter. The
first station west of Dallas will be Colome,
known as Winona (Indian for "first-born")
until the Postofflce department decided
that the name must be changed owing
to Its confusion with -Winona, N. D.
Colome Is a pretty townslte, has - a good
start and will always be a substantial
town. Carter Is on the extreme western
edge of Tripp county, overlooking what
Is left of the Rosebud reservation. Win
ner is almost in the center of Tripp county,
and west of It eight and one-half miles is
Carter Is certain to equal, and perhaps
surpass, Dallas in Its growth, whllo Win
ner will no doubt be chosen as the per
manent county seat, now temporarily at
Iamro. The three towns of Winner, Jor
dan and Carter, are promoted by tha
Western Townslte company, an organiza
tion which Is the outgrowth of the com
pany which founded Dallas and made such
a success of It. Ernest A. Jackson Is the
president of the company. Among the suc
cessful lawyers and land- men" associated
with him are his brothers, Graydon and
Frank, Don. H. Foster, general manager
of the company, Eugene Barnum, Ople
Chambers and E. C. Patterson. ' The work
which hns been done to give the towns a
firm basis ts phenomenal. Already there
has been an exodus from Lamro to Win
ner, showing that there is the utmost con
fidence In the success of Winner, and the
permanent location of the county seat
there. Some of the business men of Lamro
have refused for the present to change,
owing to the expense of moving, and be
cause they believe there Is a ' chance for
Lamro to retain the county seat
Lamro or Winner.
The railroad officials have placed the
townslte privileges entirely In . the hands
of the Western Townslte company, having
full faith In the integrity and reliability
of the men who, have made such a success
of Dallas. There will likely be a suffi
cient Show of strength on. the part of
Lamro to make a contest over the county
seat, but Judging from the way the business
houses have decided to locate at Winner,
It Is safe to assume that when the time
comes for voting the bulk of Influence will
be with Winner. There is a strong senti
ment throughout the county (n favor of
having the oounty seat located on the rail
road. The town of Carter will be the dis
tributing point for the country to the west
of It, Just as Dallas has been the supply
center for Tripp county. Many of the
business firms In Dallas, which were es
tablished only In the hope of doing a re
tall business, have grown into wholesale
distributers and some, of them have been
known to send as'mucfi 'as '$l,0tX worth of
goods Into Tripp county In a uile day.
With portions of the Rosebud ' reservation
likely to be thrown open to settlement
within a year or two,- Carter will be tha
center of Interest, as many business en
terprises will locate there In anticipation
ot success such as was experienced at
Dallas. On account of It location on tlio'
threshold of Mellette and, Todd countli.
part of which will be ihe next land
opened to settlement. Carter Is certain to
be chosen as one of the registration points
and as the place where the 'drawing for
the land will be Held. '
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times I could scarcely carry my.- grips.
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Pills I havo boen entirely relieved, and
cheerfully recommend them to all.". Foley's
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