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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 17, 1910.
I Council Bluffs
ORDINANCES VS. bTATE LAWS
Conflict Ariiei Over Vagrancy Pro
Tiiion of City.
HIW ORDINANCES' TO COME
Kimball Will Draft
Will Nat Clash
Conflicts between tha Council Bluffs city
ordinances, and tha Iowa state lawa. whloh
have Ion sustained atrained relation,
have almost reached tha point - of open
hostility in tha administration of tha city
police statutes, " Many of tha ordinances
are In conflict t4 mora or leaf degree with
tha atata lawa and hava been frequently
queetloneod, but hava bean uniformly
enforced without aerloua protest But dur
ing tha last few day a several cf them hava
bean challenged and prosecutions under
tham hava met successful' opposition.
Thursday morning It was discovered that
there was no city ordinance or state law
defining and prohibiting "disorderly con
duct," and the disorderly charge brought
against Mrs. Emma Metcalf, three other
women and two men found In the road-
bouse. on West Broadway, which the woman
owns was dismissed. Yesterday morning
the city's vagrancy law ws likewise suc
cessfully attacked, to the extent at least
of Police Judge Snyder, pa the demand of
Attorney Verne Benjamin, agreeing to oon
tfnue the case until thla morning.
Several were arraigned on tha vagrancy
charge but the case In which Attorney.
Benjamin was Interested was that of John
Booten. When tbe case was called the
attorney asked for dismissal on the ground
that tha city's "vag ordinance conflicted
with tha state vagrancy law in two Im
portant essentials, a different definition of
the effenee and a penalty not prescribed
by the state statute.
The Iowa law defines vagrants as habit
ual drunkards, gamblers, prostitutes, all
persons traveling about and having
no visible calling to tanalntaln themselves,
beggars, persons going about collecting
alms under false and fraudulent pre
tenses and all persons playing at games of
chance Or betting on any street, publio
or open place.
, Method of Froeedore.
The law prescribes that such persons
. shall be arrested upon a warrant based
upon, sworn complaint filed In a proper
court. The penalty prescribes that any Jus
tice or qualified peace offleer shall exact
a bond from the accused to ths amount of
$100 guaranteeing tils good conduct , for a
full period of one year. If he is unable to
give such a bond the Justice or court Is
required to send him to the county jail
where he shall be held until the next term
of the district oourt .oonvensea when ha
may be given a jury trial. If convicted,
tha district court judge may send him to
jail for six months unless he is finally able
to furnish the original peace bond. The
code says the Jail sentence must be "con
finement In the county 'jail for stx months
at bard labor."
The city's vag "ordinance la a very simple
affair, brushing away about- all of the
ponderous procedure of the state law, de
fining vagrants as persons "without visi
ble means of support." Attorney Benjamin
has been called Into the defense In a
number of vag cases and each time the
vase was dismissed ratber than have the
.municipal law submitted to ruling by
higher court Several years ago Mr. Benja
min appealed such a case; to the district
court and Judge W;' R. Greene was' deliv
ering a verbal opinion holding the ordi
nance to be invalid when proceedings were
slopped by the city attorney .dismissing
If all of the vag cases were brought under
tha state law tha county Jail would have
to be enlarged to the dimensions ot a state I
prison to accommodate the big grists th
are dally ground through the police court
mill. City Solicitor Klmhall will endeavor
to frame a city ordinance that will not
oonfllct with the state law. - . .
WILLIAM YOUNG PASSES AWAY
For Long Tim Resldeat of This City
Faneral at Baptist Cherck
William Young. years old, died at his
home, SIM Avenue C, yesterday after an
Illness of six months from liver troubles.
He was a member of Excelsior lodge. Ma
sonic, and a communicant of the Memorial
Baptist church. He Is survived by bis
wife and two children, Mrs. Kate Raid ot
Sterling, Colo., and Charles B. Young of
Omaha. Mr. Young was born' in Germany
and had resided here for many years. The
funeral will be held Sunday morning at
10 o'clock at the First Baptist church. In
advance of the regular Sabbath service,
tbe pastor. Rev. Frank R. Case, officiating.
Burial will be In Walnut Hill cemetery.
LAKE ANDES PLACE TO FISH
Harry M. Bn, District .Ceart
Mark, Back frosa Fishla Trig)
ts North Dakota. .
Harry M. Brown, district court oierk, has
returned from a fishing excursion among
the lakes of North Dakota. He describes
Lake Andes as a fisherman's paradise, with
school of black bass eager for any kind
of contest with the lovers ot the sport from
a savage fight to a race through the clear
and cold wave of the lake. The altitude
of- the lake la suggested somewhat by IU
name. Mr. Brown was accompanied by
James k Mlthen, and the two agreeable
companions spent two delightful weeks on
Call Sargent's, M0. It your shoes need
repairing. We call fur and doliever thtm,
Geo. IV. Klein
I'phoeterlntf, furniture Re.
paired and ftaflnUhnd, Feathers
Renovated, Mirrors ReplatoO,
and all kinds ot mattress work
19 So. Main St., Council Bluffs.
"Ilavc It Done "Right"
A. A. CLARK d CO.
nnn rncif n?l
LUUU itiUuc Ui.
AM ANT CHATTEL SECCRTTT
r Tweaty Tears
CORXEK IAIX AND BROADWAT, OVER AM It Rl CAN gUORE8a.
Ne eenaeetlea wlta tbe firm ealMag tbeiaselvea The Clark Mortgage Ca.
ROTH I'UONKS BIT. JNO. P. TWLKT, UfT,
The Coaaotl Staff a arflaa af the
uta ee la at IS Saott Street,
Beta pheaea 43.
DISCOUNT BALE at Maurer's.
The Clark barber shop for bams.
Corrtgans. undertaker 'Phones lis.
Large Tront room to rent 'Phone Wt
Perfect fit and styles. Martin Petersen.
FAUST BEER AT ROGERS' BUFFET.
Woodrlng Undertaking company. Tel. tP
Lewis Cutler, funeral director. 'Phone ST.
FOR EXCHANUM UIT KJlAl AnlAAJ
Have your glasses fitted and repaired by
1. w. Terry, ell B way. I
WB CARRY MALT EXTRACT. J. J. I
Kline Co., lii West Broadway.
&av your glasses uiiva wr rwpncw ;
J. W. Terry, optician, 411 B'way, office
If . , , , ,
MRHBr.0'fDSr,Mi fr. .
tno guests of Mrs. Esther tteebe.
r'or e.a. Mourns ! loU. Madleon Ave.
and elsewhere, or will bave one built to
t'itt you. Forrest Smith, Brown Bik. -Mrs.
J. B. Strret, 3018 Third avenue. Is
Pwnverlnff fivnrilllv from an fitwraMnn for
! . ' . . , ,1
appendicitis in tne Mmunanon jieinoruu i
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Robertson. 730 Urn-
ster street left yesterday for a two weeks'
hvtilleUllMr- noberUon'' parenU M Cr1th. meeting tonight to assist In providing
Tho Ji.. m..in , v. ivnmmn'm w-1
Ilef corps was held yesterday afternoon in
the quarters in the Young Men's Christian
Miss J. P. Christiansen and mother, Mrs.
Louise Benner. have rona to Denver to
spend the remainder of the hot weather In
tne mountain regions. ,
We have the piano that has Just the tone
to suit -yuu. we will save you money on
It Kaay terms. A. Hospe Co., 28 t. Main
Bt, Pearl St., Council Bluffs, la.
R. H. EMLEIN. NKW LOCATION, 410
WEST BROADWAY. FINE LADIS8'
TAILORING AND ALTEHINO TO BUiT.
ALL WORK STRICTLY H1UU CLASS.
Mrs. Ernest Laustrlp will go to Manltou,
coiu., about Auxust 1 to spend tne re
mair.der of the summer and perhaps the
entire winter In a cottage In the mountains,
The members of the American Woman's
league will meet In the. club rooms, ad I
Sapp block. Monday evening at S o'clock.
The league has a strong membership here.
The Council Bluffs Woman's club Will
give a recontion to members of the elub
and members of the American Woman's
league at I o'clock this evening at the
home of Mrs, K. C. Smith, 717 f irst ave
nue. This Is a very favorable time to do your
nouse painting. The flies and bugs are not
bad and (he dust Is settled in guod shape.
We want to see you first", we can convince
you that we can save you money on good
work. U. Borwlck, 311 Bouth Main street
Excelsior lodge No. 2i9, Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons, will meet In special com
munication Sunday morning at o'clock
to attend tha funeral of our brother. Wil
Ham Young. Members of Bluff City lodge
No. 71 and all Junior Masons are urged to
Miss Mary Key will leave on Wednesday
for New York, whence she will sail for an
extended tour In Europe. Miss Key will
accompany Mrs. Ellis Suulre of Omaha.
who haa long been prominent In Omaha
anusioel and soolai clroles. Tty will be
absent three or four months.
The old elevator whloh haa served the
multitudes who have been required to visit
the upper floors of the Bhugart block has
been removed and replaced with a new
electric lift Minor repairs are being mads
In other portions of the building. Including
the basement and the exterior. . .
Juatloe Cooper is somewhat concerned
over the sudden slump In the matrimonial
market.' There has only been three mar-
rlage licenses Issued during the week and
Justice Cooper has not had a wedding in
rlage license called for yesterday.
Thi Ralston (la.) Savings bank began s
suit , In th.o .district court here yesterday
iin n tnnth Vrtv nrt iruii.rri o I
the bank. A similar suit was also in-1
stltuted against Hopper by the Cltlsene
ment of a note for 1220 executed bv Houn.r.
In each case tha legal rate of Interest $
per cent, Is demanded. .
The time Is now here. If you ever Intend
to get your Jars filled you- had better get
busy. We have Texas Elbwrta peaches,
t ' cim line aim taisn uur UMKCia
ori, lo c-nui. riuma ai w cenia a
baiket Tomatoes, m cent. We now have
extra good cooking apples, 65 cents per
peck. Watermelons at 30 and 36 centi
each. . Beans at 16 cents. Try our New
lorK roasten coriee at s cents per pouna.
Golden Rule flour $1.60. We have another
lot of thoxe fine Dutch oookles, 10 cents per
package, kartell dk wilier, 'rnone sw,
Judge and Mrs. Towner of Corning spent
the day yesterday as the guests of Con
arevsman Waiter I. Smith and Mrs. Smith.
Judge Towner Is the republican candidate
for cungreaa from the Eighth dlstriat, and
his chances of election ara as certain as
that Iowa never falls to produce a oorn
crop and other kinds of prosperity. Judge
Towner says tne outlook
says the outlook for republican
!u??e7! ' V?.',?"i "Sv!Lwm"f..?,,
b a v ae sea e M sieeutti u s vims tsi l"
cans who elected Congressman Jameson
on the democratic ticket have fully re-
uwing to some unpleasant incidents mat
have occurred among the tent dwellers at
Lake Manawa the Omaha & Council
Bluffs Street railway, owner of the lake
""?.r' P'.S ';'".?l.,an.
me at tne lane na neen one of the most
charming features for many years, and
rr.t vJTe'l Vh
Hereafter the only available places for
tents will be on the south side of the
,k,r ,ner r ,om naDur
Three residences on the western end of
Avenue A were robbed some time Thura.
day night and the entire amount lost bvlto Anderson Bros, at the price of $8,000.
p n I, it':? rlln ot
Kienker. stui. lost U. which was taken to-
gelher witn Ms pocketbook, which he had
oareiuuy niuaen oeneatn nia pillow, in the
home of Howard Chalmers, t61t, the burg
lar aearcr.ea in vain until ne examined a
hatbox, where he found 26 cents. Some
jeweiry ot conmaereoie value was taken
from the Lent residence. There is no clue
iu int tuenuiy oi me iniei.
Joe Hedley. a 0-rear-old youth, who said
his hums was ln Louisville, Ky., was In
police oourt yesterday morning charged
man, la., alter a brier acquaintance. Had-
ley is said to have stolen Holloway s purse
containing 135, and probably would not
uave uerii caue-m 11 ne mi rroi mane tne
mistake of using a baggage check it con
tained and going to tbe Northwestern depot
baggage room and claiming his victim's
basgag. The case was continued until
thla morning, while he was sent to tail
under a bond of $1,000. Hedley haa been
working In the railroad shops at Missouri
vaiiey ana is a very Doyisn-iooklng little
lurs. j. u. inanam or xne local nrnn u.
tlon of the Women's Christian Temperance
union la visitbn trimnA in .L.i.k...nTl ..."
and writes back that she is not only
greatly charmed with the city and tha
!""'"" """ nw. oui inai ana
wnoinsome way tney are dolna thlnaa In
the last thirty-three months M,0u0 people
nave oeen aoaeo it na cuy a dodu atlrm.
On June 1 there were sixteen buildings in
process of construction, all of which were
of twelve or mare stories. A new 7a0-room
hotel haa Just been completed. Ths build
ing record last year approximated nearly
rs.ouu.000 and the present year will aTea.tlv
8ATURDAT LRADERS-Ia our arocanr
dept.: ei-cent broom, St cents; potato
cnipa, package, is cents; regular $1 M flour,
noasra, oattlb and
AT OJrjt-HJLLF TUB rSTJAli BATSt,
of toooesaful Baalaeaa
I1.4S; crti f 1 km. pack. 74 cmiIi; cut
Ht pIcklM, dosNi, 10 cent; head rloa,
4 pounds for 26 ctnli; watermelons, up
fiom 20 cents; peaches, 7R cents pr ease;
tomatoes, basket, ti cents; celery, three
stelka for 10 cents. In our meat dept.;
Home-made bolens, thro pounds for 25
crntu; beef pot roaat, up from 1 oenta par
pound; vaa4 roarl. to li cent pound;
racon by the atrip, per pouno. is ttnn;
dressed chickens, par pound, 1.1Vfc eenta;
spring chloen, per pound, . J. Zoller Mer
rantlle Co., 100-J-4- East Broadway, Ugth
phones, ZW. v
Event Thii Tear Will Take Place at
- , .
AA Manawa, U U
The members of Council Bluffs lodge of
Commercial Traveler, will meet tonight in
the Merrlam block to take up the matter
Of the annual picnic. Manawa, which has
usually been the place chosen, for the event,
will be again selected. It Is expected that
the picnics this year will be of more than
. . 1 I .... .m t. An1nAI V, if m
nujivimm " win mjvj -
much larger number than usual. It is
said that some celebrities In the kingdom
of commercial travelers will be present at
for the event
GRISVVOLD MAN BANKRUPT
PetltSew la Velantary Bankraptcy
Filed 1st Federal Ceart by
Elvln Seeley of Orlswold, la., filed s. pe
tition In voluntary bankruptcy yesterday In
the federal oourt lie scheduled liabilities
to the amount of atl.479.0O, two claims of
whloh. amounting to ,0M, being secured.
The assets are listed at only $K6.. One ol
the creditors Is the First National bank of
Council Bluffs, whose claim of $4,000 is one
of the two secured. The security it a tnort-
gage on the old Crystal mill property on
South Main treat Two notes, each of $1,000,
are held by the Bank of Malvern, and are
secured by a mortgage upon the plant of
the Malvern Milling company.
Among the heavier creditors whose claims
are unsecured Is a note held by the Malvern
bank for $5,600, an overdraft of $1,600 on
the same bank, and a note for $S,000 as
signed by the Midland Trust company of
Omaha to the First National bank of Coun
cil Bluffs. The smaller creditors are not
numerous. The $85 worth of assets are
listed as clothing and household furniture,
which la exempt ' The liabilities ara de
scribed as being mostly partnership debts,
contracted while Seeley was engaged In the
milling business with A, N. Fenton at Mal
vern. Fenton is now a resident of Idaho.
TAKE INVOICE 0F -BOOKS
City Llbrarlaa Bestir Efcaaatea Fia-
Inax Kxaet Condition of Board's
The taa)c of Invoicing the more than 30,000
. . , , ..,.
book ,n th fr ,blUs ,ry, finding
the condition of the .various volumes and
gathering other essential data In relation
to the books, Is now under way as a part
, ..n, M. noil...
ot th recreation of Mrs, Dalley
and her assistants. It Bus, been more than
a year since an Invoice was taken-and
library board I. rea.Iy without definite
Information concerning (He number - of
books on hand. It In by taking a general
Invoice that" "The actual number ot"-..book
ascertained, regardleso of that regu-
lar and oareful monthly checking. More
than a week's work has been accomplished
ln th, chndren'g room alone and the entire
Job will consume a long time.
No extra help has been afforded and the
work will be further delayed by the grant
mg c the annual summer vacations which
" ..- .
"e now oue. ws nesj.e uiaca. in cnarge
wunnn .w..., . vu... .
the week for her borne, two weeks later
a.vi...u m ..u. w. ..
mil iauey ana Miss onerman win nave
their complete rest period later In the
ADDITION TO PARISH SCHOOL
Oroaad Broke far gtraetwre that
Will Greatly I as prove Peveeat
Ground was broken yesterday for an add!
tlon to the St Francis parish school on
the corner of Fifth avenue and South Sixth
"treet The school haa been used only for
I . . . , .
Ith aduoatlon of boys, but with the en-
htrgement co-educetlonal features will be
lnaornoratad. The Imnrovemanta. which
..in ,k. v. ...
" ' . .7 . v .i. V,
lnd appearance ot the present building, will
approximate $20,000 In coot The old build-
wM brick structure, will be
pressed brick used In the new part and
"hen completed th. building will have nine
'arge scnooi rooms, xne siyie oi aroniura-
ture Is simple and classic, the principal
erramenUUon being light stone trimmmgs.
I nr.-,-, r - . .k. .1. .
building ana nave let tne carpenter work
Construction work will be pushed In order
nab, the building to be used early In
F. E. CARTER IS INJURED
Header Mil Tkrswa frosa Aate
aaefclle aad H art Recovers la
F. EL Carter of Henderson. la,, was nain-
" tl . .".,'. v
West Broadway at $ o'clock yesterday
morning. The machine was belqg driven
Ky Guy Gablaur. who Hoped ever tha
vehicle ln some manner not explained.
Carter was threwn out with such force
that be was rendered unconscious, and Dr,
Sidney Smith, who resides near Klghteenth
street and Broadway, where the accident
occurred, was called. After an examination
the notice ambulance was rsaueated ant
r.riu .k th VArn,,Am .
w.i hn.i.li.1 Tha driva. ,.T"
mortal hospital. The driver escaped with
oght Injuries. Carter wag able to leave
the hoaoltal during the day and return
his home at Henderson.
vur nnil-anuuBi wiiwuni amse IS BOW
on. It inoluaee rraming, pyregraphy outflta
and wood, franiea pictures and art pottery.
Buy tn aavanoe fur your fail use for gifts
ana cera prises.
ALEXANDER'S ART STORlfi.
Real Estae Traaefere.
These transfers were reported to Tbe Bee
Friday. July 15, by the Pottawattamie
County Abstract company ef Council
Michael O. Carrigan and wife to M.
O. Carrigan Co., wVfc lot 4, block i.
Bayliaa' 1st add. to Council Bluffs. '
la. w d $ $.000
Wallace Benjamin to r. J. J-ay. lot
S. la Benjamin Fehr Park. add. to
Council Bluffs, la., w d 1,000
buoy u. napp ana nusnana to n. w.
McCall. lot L In 6atp Place, and add.
to Council iilufte, na, w 1 l.ao$
EAhel C. atcftory and husband to E.
A. bnapp. nW of lot t and alt of lota '
1 aad 11. block M, Carson, la., w d. 1,06
J. w. iwta ana wire et al tt a u
McLln. one acre In sea ot 11-74-W.
q o 4 o
Eiinlin L. Krvemm et al. (. John
W. Roy, lots 1 anil i, bl-rk i. Oaten'
aild. to Oakland, la., w d 7(0
F. :. Btrlttmatter and wife tq F...A.
Pnspn. lot 1 block . Oakland, la.,
w d 1.100
A. Murluieck and wife to Honn-r L.
Whistler, lots 10 and 11 In McBee's
stih., MiiKhPs ft Ionlphsn's add. to
Council Bluffs, la., w d gJS
Ilenjamin-Kehr Real EEstate com
pany to Middle West Klevator com
pany, lot 22. block U, Ferry add.
to Council Bluffs, la., w d It
Nine tranfera, total , $17,060
JESSAMINE BUSH IN BLOOM
oathersi Flower's rrssrasre Wafted:
. Afar f rwm Lawa oa Wtik.
Miss Lucy Blaitchard, JC5 Washington
avenue, la enjoying the beauty and fra
grance of a White Cape Jessamine, which
hss burst forth Irno a cloudy of fleeoy
white bloom, so fragrant that It pervades
the nelghbohood. Miss Blanchard's brother
brought her the plant from Mississippi last
winter and It has taken so kindly to Its
new environment that It has thrived won
derfully and became a good slsed bush. It
Is tha first vision of real swset southern
beauty that has been seen by many of Miss
Blanchard's friends who have tailed to ad
Hello! Is this Rosenteld's? fc'end os a
case of Budwelser. We want It tor medi
cinal and family use. . Also full quart Of
N. Y. Plumbing Co. Tel. 160. Night. L-170X
Day for Accidents
Narrow Escape in Morning- Followed
, by Eeal Fall from Motorcycle
on Slippery Pavement, '
E. It Morgan, 1007 Pinkney street the
emergency motor cycle officer, fell from his
machine while going eighteen miles an hour
near Twentieth and Blnney streets last
evening, and wag' badly Injured. Mr, Mor
gan was riding a few yards ahead of Sam
Raigleman, who, together with him, has
been rounding up auto speeders effectively
during tbe last week. Ill machine struck
a place . in the road ,' where the water
from ' a lawn sprinkler had made It
slippery. His wheel skidded and In some
manner the pedal caught upon the curb
stone. . iV
Mr. ' Morgan fell in a cramped condition
and was badly bruised.. He was In Intense
pain-for ome time, and was taken to his
home in an automobile. Folloa, Surgeon
T. T. Harris attended him, and stated that
he did not ' think anything serious would
result Mr. -Morgan had a narrow eeoape
from, an aooldept In the morning, . which
he stated was . the closest call he had
ever fcad , ' : .
Founder of Hews Company Makes
Large Publio Bequests Subject to
life Interest for Daughter.
NT5W YORK, ' July 16. The win of Henjy
Dexter.' founder of the American News
company,, wbo died '-tersely, filed today
leaves tle bulk of the ineoraa ot his estate
In trust for his daughters Clarissa Tread-
well Peatery who la his sole surviving heir.
during her life, subject to the payment ot
many legacies and bequests to- Individuals
and religious, bnevolent charitable, scien
tific and literary corporations and associ
By the fifth codicil the reward of $10,000
offered by Mr. Dexter for tha arrest and
conviction of the murderers of his son,
who was killed In the Adlrondacks In 1901 Is
continued during the lives of his two exe
cutors and trustees.
The religious and charitable bequests and
those to literary and scientific Institution
aggregate nearly 11.000,000.
WILL SELL A BILLION
FEET 0FC0AST TIMBER
Department of Agrrlcoltore Waats to
Dtvelosi Nerthwestcrs Call
forala. WASHINGTON, July lt-Wlth the pur
pose of contributing to the development of
northwestern California the Department ot
Agriculture has offered to sell about 1,000,
000,000 feet of timber In the Trinity national
forest in that state. This is the largest out
put of the national woodlands ever offered
for sale by the government at one time.
The Humboldt Eastern Railway co.,
organised for the purpose of building
road from Eureka to tbe Sacramento val-
ley, crossing Trinity forest. Informed ths
government that the construction of the
road depended largely upon the tonnage
to be obtained from national forest timber.
MURDERED WOMAN BURIED
Faaeral of Mrs. Taeaaas MeCey Takes
riaee at Oaawa Kats' Relatives
Befaso to Clalaa Body.
ONAWA. Ia., July la.-KSpeolal.JThs
funeral of Mrs. Thomas MoCoy, who waa
murdered Tuesday night by Johnny Krata,
was held here Thursday at the home tn
which she gar up her lite. The services
were brief and war oonduoted by Rev,
Lew Harris of the Christian church. .The
body was taken to Whiting and laid beside
her mother, who died some fifteen years
ago. Arrangements for the funeral of
Krata have been made for Saturday, await
ing the arrival of a brother from Idaho.
Krats left no means with which to pay
funeral expenses and relatives here, would
not claim the body. A subscription paper
was circulated and enough money raised
to give the body decent burial. If this had
not been done the expense would have
fallen on the county or the body sold to
some medical school.
All developments tn the ease go to show
that Krats was deeply Infatuated with ths
woman whom he murdered and that she
was trying to get rid of htm, which led
up to the tragedy Tuesday night Before
Mrs. McCoy's divorce from her husband
Krats lodged at the -MoCoy home. The
little a-year-old daughter la left an Interest
In forty acres of land near Whiting and
also a town property.
SAYS IS DENIED PATRONAGE
Senator BrUtow Declares la Speech
at Olatho that Oplaleas Make
OLATH, Kan.. July It.-For the first
time since he returned to Kansas, United
States Senator Joseph L. Briatow, In a
speech her tonight, referred to the-fact
that he has been denied patronage by
"It Is disagreeable," he said, "to
ostraaUed from political recognition
The Key tohe BKuaiion Bee Want Ada.
DISCO L NT
Last Week Was a Record Breaker Elere
THE LARGEST CROWDS THIS STORE HAS EVER WEL
COMED, WERE ON HAND TO SNAP UP THE WONDERFUL
VALUES THIS SALE OFFERED.
IF YOU HAVEN'T AS YET ATTENDED THIS SALE. YOU
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CENSURE OFFICERS IN STRIFE
United States Marines Fail to Agree
and Get Into Trouble.
COURT OP INQUIRY TAKES IT UP
Prefaae, Irritable, tnmllltary, In
subordinate," Are Adjectives Ap
plied la Jadlclal Fiadlagns to
Mea High la Haak.
WASHINGTON, July l.--Personal strife
among the officers of tbo United. States
marine corps today reached a climax when
the Navy department, as the result ot a
court of Inquiry, sent letters of censure to
nearly all ot the officers concerned. No
further judicial proceedings are contem
The censure officers are: Major General
George B. Elliott, commandant of the
corps; , Colonel Charles , H. Lauchhelmer,
adjutant and inspector; Colonel Frank L.
Denny, the quartermaster at Washington;
Colonel Charles A. Doyen, commanding the
marine barracks at the naval academy at
Annapolis;'' Lieutenant Colonel Thomas C.
Prince, assistant, quartermaster at Wash
ington; - Lieutenant Colonel ' ' Henry C.
Hatnes, assistant adjutant and Inspector at
Washington, and Majors Louis J, MagtU
And David D. Porter, assistant adjutants at
Philadelphia and Washington, respectively.
The court held that General Elliott had
been profane. Irritable ..and Irascible, at
tlDr.es Indulging moderately In Intoxicating
liquors, but never Intoxicated oh duty, and
sometimes failed to treat subordinates with
courtesy, but was usually polite, generous.
truthful, and a "plain, blunt soldier, open
and frank." General Elliott was paid g
tribute by the court for telling the whole
truth "even to his whole detriment. If he
thought tbe facts had the least bearing
on the question." . . . .
Geaeral Elliott Saaplcloas.
"He was suspicious," added the court, "of
the adjutant and Inspector, his assistants
and some others and unjustly believed they
were trying to drive him from office. What
added greatly to his Irritability waa a dis
ease of the right ear, which Infirmity does
not appear to have been generally known
to his subordinates. He worked for the
good of the service and accomplished much,
out lauea to maintain discipline at head
quarters and to enforce proper respect for
himself In offloe."
Colonel Lauchhslmers, according to oourt,
had violated the spirit but not the letter
of the regulations requiring subordination
and loyalty, had been unmllitary, disre
spectful and Insubordinate, and had made
general Instead of specific reports against
his superior officer. But on the other
hand Colonel Lauchhoinier was declared to
be a capable and efficient officer and one
who was frequently consulted by General
Elliott ..Colonel Lauchhelmer has been on
his present duty since December, 1S04.
Among other things he was charged with
evincing no desire to assist the court in
ascertaining the facts, except In his own
Interests, though he answered speolflo
Colonel Denny was held to have lnten
tlonally evaded answering questions on a
subject of which be had full knowledge.
As to Colonel Doyen the court found that
he showed a remarkable failure to display
the proper respeot and subordination due
to his commandant.
Differeaeea frosa Lack at Flnaaese.
The court found generally that the dlffl-
oultlea had arisen from a radical difference
of policy between General Elliott an1
Colonel Leuohhelmer through the former's
lack of firmness, consistency In languare
and deportment and a too long tenure of
office In the adjutant's. Inspector's and
quartermaster's departments, resulting In
loose Ideas of subordination and military
ethics and lack of professional and military
The Inquiry ot whloh thla wholesale ao
tlon was the outoomo was ordered as ths
result of the suspension by General Elliott
ot Colonel Lauchhelmer for five days on
a charge that he had been "keeping tab"
on Elliott's personal conduct Colonel
Lauchhelmer then sought the court of In
quiry, whloh oat for six- months bearing
DIXON HAS BIG RAIN
atresias Pleaded aad Bvslaeas Hoases
Saffer la Foaea aad
PONCA. Neb., July X. 8peclal)-Ponca
had a flood scare today. It rained so hard
at Newcastle tbat all the creeks war up,
and by tbe . time the South creek cams
pouring Into the Aowa . It went over Its
banks and tha railroad suffered so tbat a
paesonger train was held hare untl T
o olock. when the waters , had subsided
enough to let the train go west gsveral
blocks were under water, rutnhvg a great
many gardens and flllnig many cellars.
Watsr ran over the streets several Inches
deep. Several plaoes of business prepared
for moving stuff from their cellar a. There
was only about two Inches of rainfall
hare, but west and north reported show
ers from four to four gad a.haK Inches.
There was little or no wind.
214-2lb mo&dway. Council Bluffs
Man Kills Self
for Young Woman
Prominent Chicago Real Estate
Dealer Shoots Woman and
CHICAGO, July 11-Charles W. Rlgdon,
66 years old, well known for many years
ln Chicago real estate circles and father
of Jay A. Rlgdon, assistant cashier of the
Hibernian Banking association, aerlously
wounded Mrs. Emma Deufex, a young
Widow, and then shot and killed himself
In the offloes of John C. Fetier In a down
town office building here late today.
Although presenting to the police a mys
tery as to the direct motive for the trag
edy. Inspector Lavln says tha shooting Is
the outgrowth of a romance in which love
and business were tangled. The police say
Mrs. Deufex has. been a close friend of
Rlgdon' for several years and that Rlgdon
had given her money and stocks and then
had quarreled with her. Mrs. Deufex, say
the police, called upon Rlgdon to carry out
certain alleged promises and, despite his
refusal, persisted in going to see him and
ln attempting to effect a settlement. .
Pending a coroner's Inquest Mrs. Deufex
Is being treated under guard at St Luke's
hospital and Miss Wilson Is held prisoner
at the Harrison street -police station. In
spector Lavln has been able tq learn little
regarding- Mrs. Deufex or Miss Wilson, al
though Mrs. Deufex Is said to be from Bt
Paul, Minn., and to have a sister who Is a
nun tn a Wisconsin convent '
Two unsigned letters In the dead man's
coat have been secured by the police and
are being used In efforts, to unravel the
tragedy. Both lotters . were written by a
woman. One severely criticises Rlgdon
and the other addresses him In endearing
Rlgdon recently returned to Chicago from
an extended western trip. He Is said to
have made an extensive deal In Nevada
mining property while on this trip. It was
said that the woman had visited the office
on a number of occasions In tha last few
months. With tier at the time of tbe at
tack was Miss Mary Wilson, also of Bt
Paul. The latter and Miss Deufex are said
to have been on their way east and to hava
stopped off In Chicago for the purpose ot
Rlgdon, It lg said, returned to Chicago
today from Reno, Nov., where he witnessed
the Johnson-Jeffries fight
Swept by Flood
Operator Gives Notice of Oncoming
Water and Wirt Fails Town
on Narrow Canyon.
EL PASO, Tex., July 11 A message from
the Western Union operator at Bisbee, Arl.,
received here at t o'clock tonight said that
a big flood was sweeping down upon the
town and that he waa forced to abandon his
The wire failed Immediately and Bisbee
is now cut off from communication. Tha
town Is built In a narrow canyon and the
business section waa badly damaged by a
cloudburst In the mountains two years ago.
REHEARSAL OF SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA FOR SAENGERFEST
Contactor Reese Gets Omaha Musi
cians Tosjethee for a Try at
tha Maatn Roll.
Prof. Ot Rud. ReesV, . ... will conduct
the symphony orchestra at the concerts of
the saengerfest ln Omaha next week, held
the first rehearaal fof the Omaha musi
cians who are to be members of that or
ganisation' at the Auditorium yesterday
morning. At the close of ths rehearsal
Conductor Reess expressed himself aa well
pleased with the work of the mualoians.
Others from Chtoago, St. Paul and Minne
apolis will be In the city on Sunday and on
Monday the first full orchestra rehearaal
will be had. The symphony orchestra will
be oemposed of lUty-slx players, thirty
five of whom will come from Omaha, fif
teen from Chtoago and the ethers from St.
Paul and Minneapolis. It has been a long
time ataoe the Omaha musicians were as
sembled for such a purpose, but the excel
lence ef their work encourages the con
ductor to the belief that the orchestral
portion ef the concerts will be of the high
est grade. iSeaaali
The children wno are to sing in the
children's choruses Friday afternoon will
rehearse with the orchestra Tuesday after.
noon. The children are to meet at the
Auditorium at 4 o'clock. This rehearsal I
of double Importance, as tha tlcksts which
will admit ths young singers to the stage
Friday afternoon will be distributed attsr
the rehearsal. The lack of a ticket will
mean the lack of aa opportunity to sing
la the big chorus, baeeuse no child will be
admitted to the stage unless supplied with
the pasteboard pass word.
WE HAVE EVERY
COLONEL J, M. GUFFEY FAILS
Object of Bryan's Denunciation!
Turns Affairs Over to Receiver.
RATED AS MULTI-MIIXIONAIRS
Action Takea to Preveat Sacrifice of
Collateral Used to Secare Heavy
Amoaate of Borrowed
PITTSBURG. ' Pa, July W.-Colonel
James M. Guffey, national demooratlo com
mitteeman for Pennsylvania and a multi
millionaire oil man, who figured so promt-',
nently as an object of attack by the Bryan
adherents at the last national demooratlo
convention tn Denver, haa gone Into the
hands of a receiver, appointed today by
Judge Joseph M. Bwearlngen In tbe com
mon pleas court of this county. The .action
was taken upon a bill In equity filed by
J. H. Galey. John 8. Willard, who is fa
miliar with Colonel Guffey's affatrs, waa
named as receiver.
The bill alleges that Colonel Guffey's in
debtedness Is about r.SOO,000, of which
about tWO.000 Is unsecured; that the de
fendant has no ready money with which to
meet the payments due, and that certain
oredltors are threatening to sell his col
laterals and enter suits. -
It Is further asserted that Colonel Guf-
fey has assets of more than $17,000,000, a
large part of whloh Is stock of the J. M.
Guffey company ' and the West Virginia
company, two coal .'companies which own
136,700 acres; oft coking coal land-In the
state of ' West Virginia, . These properties
are asserted to be worth at least 115,000.000, ;
and 'the bill tn equity maintains that they,,
are estimated to contain 1.000,000,000 tons of'
eoal, which, at a profit of 1 cent per toai
would realise i0,000,ooo. Other "assets of
Colonel Guffey to the value of 12,000,000 or
$3,000,000 consist of stocks and bonds' of
other corporations. . v ,;
Creditors Are Restrained. ,',
All these stocks and bonds are pledged as ;
collateral and the reoelvershlp was found
necessary to prevent . a sacrifice of this
collateral. The order of the court 1 re
atralns creditors from disposing of any of..
the collateral securities or other assets of.
Colonel Guffey pending further order ol
the court Colonel Guffey said to the As
sociated ress tonight:
"I very much regret that to conserve all
of my estates a receivership became neces
sary. This course affords absolute protec
tion for all of my obligations as well aa
protection for myself. "
"My assets are more than double the
amount of my obligations. I don't expect
the receivership to continue any great
length ef time. I have properties of great
value and It Is only a question of being
permitted to dispose of them without sacri
ficing them to pay all my obligations." .
"Does this proceeding have any connec
tion with the J. M. Guffey Petroleum com
pany?" was asked of him. . .
"None whatever; It la a personal mattei
and has no relation whatever to any el
the affairs of the J, M. Ouffey Petroleum
company. It Is now some years since I bad
any interest or connection with that com
pany, having disposed of my Interests to
the Gulf Oil corporation,"
IOWA MAN ELECTED VICE
PRESIDENT OF OIL MEN
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July l.-Thomea I
Hlsgen of Springfield, Mass., was ' re
elected president of the Independent Petro
leum Marketers' association today. Among )
other officers elected were; "TttlrA .,,..'
- - - - ...... . 1 V
president, A. P. Kaywood, Waterloo, la.i
treasurer, tr. c. tireltsneyder. St Louis;
seoretary, W. C. Plstt, Cleveland.
A motion that the last three words of
the seventh paragraph of the bylaws
"other than refiners," be etrieksn out so
as to entitle all Independent dealers In
petroleum to membership tn the organisa
tion carried almost unanimously. -
MONROE MAN FOUND DEAD
Joha Maater Expires from Drlaklnsj '
tar belle Acid velta Daleldal
latent at Celnaabna.
C0LCM3U8. Neb.. July 16. (Special Tele- :
gram.) John Man tar of Monroe, was found
on the porch of a rooming house In thla
city early this morning, dying from the 1
effects of a dose of carbolic acid. Munter
left Monroe several dsys ago for Omaha,
where he remained until last night,, re
turning to thla city on the night train. He
did not recover consciousness after being
found and died at S p. m. Acting Coroner '
Burke held an Inquest this afternoon and
the jury returned a verdict of aulclda. A .
note found afterward practically confirmed
thla Munttr was a man 'about SS years i
All-Awerleaa Teaat Defeated.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand. July II -Th
Wellington eleven today defeated the
All American font ball team which Is
composed of western collegians, by a score
of a to a
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