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TTTE OMAHA PFXTIAT UTTE: MAT 21. 1011.
The Council Bluffs Office of
The Omaha Bee la at IS Soot
treat. Both Fbonaa 3.
Wedd.ng silver at Leffert's.
Corrlgans. undertaken. Phones 14.
FAUST BEth AT ROGERS El'FFET.
Woodrlng Undertaking company, Tel. V.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director. Phone 7.
PL K K GOLD WEDDING RINGS LfcF
Bee the new 1311 wall paper patterna at
Lor wick a, .'11 South Main atreet.
Call H;. for a case of Gnnd a Peerless
beer. J. J. Klein Co. dletributoi .
Choice pictures for wedding and gradu
ating a;ifta. Fauble Art bhop. 333 it way.
Occullsta preacrlptiona accurately filled
the same day at Letiert s Big Jewelry
Have your glssues fitted or repaired by
J. W. Terry, optician, 411 Broadway, office
With George Gerner.
Mrs. W. H. Dudley and daughter, Euse
1.1m, lft yesterday for the east to upend the
maimer with relatives and friends.
Former County Recorder Elmer E Smith
Inft last evening- for McUvi, 111.. In re
auonae to a telefra.ni announcing the death
tit his brother.
Agent John Hurley and Roundhouse
f oreman Le.roy Kuhna of the Illinois Cen
tiaJ railroad, will leave thia afternoon for
a trip to lenver, Colo.
B. Wright and Roy Leage, teamsters,
were In police court yesterday charged
with vlolailng a city ordinance by deposit
il.g garbage on a vacant lot. 1 hey were
rt iNird on their own recognizance to ap
J ar at a later date.
iliirls strauh. who t. married I aft week
at Atlanta. Ua , to Ml Amelia Kneluei of
Rid Oak. nailed for Europe yesterday from
New Yoik. They will upend their honey
mcon In a long but leisurely trip through
southern Europe, consuming the greater
pait of the Bummer.
A largely attended meeting of the local
Iod?e of Klks waa held lust nlnht for the
put pose of assisting in the Initiation of a i
bur eh of candidates After ceremonies of
a ery Interesting rhararter were over an
informal hamiuet wax ppread and an hour
or more of real enjoyment followed.
Council Bluffs Modern Woodmen of
Amorlea have chosen 1'otlre Judge S. li.
BnyJer as their delegate to the meeting of
the bead camp of the national organiza
tion, which meets at Buffalo on June 10.
Judice r-nyder has been one of the most
active members of the organization here
since It waa started and has held nearly
all of the local offices at various times.
He waa the only candidate proposed and
his selection was the unanimous choice of
bo en merchandise cars In the yards of
the Illinois Central railroad and eleven In
lh Northwestern yards were broken open
by .u- thieves Thursday night and goods
to i.ie value of many hundred dollars
tuki .1. The exact amount is not known.
'1 lie police believe the raid was planned
and xecuttd by a hand attracted by mu
tual Interests In the hordes of hoboes that
Mvui.n through the railroad yards at this
ieat n of the year. Many cams of mer
sa.a of the year. ,
i.i. Kelier, w no otfered as an explanation
anil 'Xtenuation of tilt mlstako ot entering
sevt.al ho u sea in the day time and badly
fiigi tentng tne women, that he was "weak
In il head." was sent to the county Jail
yeen .'day for thirty days on vagrancy
charges. Keller made a rather pathetic
appthl to be given a Jail sentence Instead
of In ng held to the grand Jury as waa his
parti. er, Ed Lee, who was captured by
City Physician Tubbs after he had broken
a wli.dow In the Gelxe home.
Bv'.lt brought against the Rock Island
railnd by Thomas Olson, and against the
Ko:k Island and Northwestern by Olson &
Evun.i, for alleged damages to stock ship
ments from western points to the South
Omul a market, were aettled yesterday by
etlpu.atlon. The Rock Island paid Olson
$M and the costs in the case, and 1200 and
one-half the costs In the suit of Olson &
Kvana. while the Northwestern paid the
other half of tho costs and $10$. Very
much larger amounts were asked for In
both aees for delays in transportation and
dama ,es for injuries said to have been
bum a ie1 by the stock.
Supervisor Frank True of Avoca Is minus
a fine gold watch this morning, which he
did not miss until several hours after it
waa adroitly nipped from his pocket during
one of the many heated debates in the
board rooms yesterday afternoon when the
place a packed with farmers Interested
in the Honey creek drainage ditch. Super
visor True, who is not built along the lines
of lean men, sat whh his vent flaring wide
open, surrounded by a heavily prtmalng
crowd of perspiring men. I nder the clr
cumBii.nces It was easy lor the person who
nipped the timepiece. His fellow auper
vuoia will endeavor to locate the watch
this morning, as they have a pretty good
loca wnere K went, but if they don't find
It they will return its full value to him
in tin form ot sincere sympathy, remind
ing hii.t only occasionally of the time when
he nip, ed a dish ot oranges at the Carson
hotel under circumstances that obligated
the lui, Hol d to charge them la cents extra
tor in. r dinners, while True got all ol the
An a idlence that filled the rooms of the
T hetjs jhical society in the Sapp block
llMnctt last evening to the lecture of
Ellrolt H. Holbrook, the well-known rail
way i. an connected, with the Hani man
linen. ..t.the subject, "Psychic Phenomena
from ne Theouoplncal Viewpoint.' The
lecture, was ot tne most polished character
indicating the deep research and proiound
knowituge of the speaker. Mr. Holbrook
Is an advanced student in quest of esoteric
truth, and finds tunu anud.it his other
duties to give an Informal talk on theo
aophio uubjects once or twice a week some
where. He la also one of the most liberal
LOittrlb Jtors to the propaganda fund. He
expects to be here again one or more times
during the summer and will find time to
vpend i m evening with the local society.
Mr. Ho. brook Is one of the most advanced
In Masunry and has provided for the pub
lication of the new magazine. Universal
Maaoniy. In Chicago, which Is edited by
Mrs. Ai mile C. Hoi brook, a near relative.
It is ' a, magazine designed for Masons
lorougnout uie worm.
The llrat tidings he had received for
more than forty years came to Charles H.
Orvis i -otn a couMn when he received a
letter l.oni Mrs. Abide 1,. Kamsdell, who
has remaed at tne out nome in Wakefield
Mass., Mince Mr. Orvis left when about ft
jeaia eld. M.S. Kamsdell is the oldest
i-lster of Mr. Oi vls" mother, and the letter
was on i ot Inquiry. Mia. Hamsdell Is a
dauahK r of Ml'. Htiulies. who rstuhllxheil
the big fquliea packing plant in Boaton
many iai tun. , Through members of the
packers tamli she hraid that Mr. Orvis
was located somewhere in the west and
w.ote many letters to the packing house
centers, chiefly to Chicago, but they al
ways wore returned. The letter she wrote
M Council Bluffs had a return address
upon it and came near being sent back on
account of a alight mistake in the name
uf Mr. Orvis. He had returned it to the
postorrn a after the carrier bad delivered
it, and then went to the office and opened
it In (no presence ol one ol the officials
NO V-'K COOKING old potatoes when
0U can Duy new iHjtatoes at very near
the same price; today at 30 rents per peck
v e ha t the long -;reen asparagus, 10
.flits, or three for ff cents; one pound
lunches of radishes, ling white, or any
,lnd. locay 1 cent per b inch; wax beans.
.0 cents per pound; long ;Treen cucumbers,
cents tach; Missouri Leirics are now in
hey are or exceptional u lality, cent
er box, fresh eggs at 15 cents per dozen;
iood butter, 25 cents per Po.ind. Call us
wrly an! get the pick. Battel & Miller.
v Heal Estate Transfers.
Ueal e tale transfers as reported to The
j Hee May 19 by the Pottawattamie County
I bstract company of Council Bluffs:
itirhard Jensen and wife to Charles
K. Kn iball. southerly t3 feet 8
inches of lot 19, Auditors subdi
vision i f west 4! feet of outlets 2
aitd 3. l i Jackson s addition to t'uun-
i cil Rlul's. I , w. d $ t.'XW
l arl V. Henjamln and wife to Ben
' .amln-rehr Real Estate company,
1,1 I'.', n block 35, in Central sub
division to Council Bluffs, w. d 1.5H)
vni K lsem to William Southern.
e' se'j of 23-77-44. w. d 900
I'r.itik V. Miller and wife to Mads
tvteraon, lots T to is. In block 15.
Haiiss' 3d addition to Council
Bluff, ta.. w. d 50D
hn t 'U uin to Jessica J. Sledentopf
i d 1 1 -n M S Haas, lot 22. In
llock :.. In t'entral subdivision in
l uur.cil Blufrs. q. c. a.
Fie tiojisfera, total ..
COSSON LETS MABRAY MEN GO
Barney Martin and W. D. Godfrey
Sign Their Own Bonds.
ARRAIGNED IN STATE COURT
Men Rearrested aa They Emerge from
Jail, bat aa .o Additional Sorely
la Asked Amonti to
The first arrests ot Mahravltes who
have completed their terms of prison sen
tences. and are held amenable to the In
dictments returned by the Pottawattamie
grand Jury were made yesterday after
neon, when Sheriff McCaffery arrested
Barney Martin and W. D. Godfrey at the
doors of the county Jail. '
Each of the iren had finished a sentence
of nine months In the jail imposed by
Judge Bmlth McPherson of the federal
bench. The arrests were made on bench
warrants Issued by Judge O. D. Wheeler
of the district court upon orders through
County Attorney Capell from Attorney Gen
eral George Cosson. There were two lndlet
menla against earn man, one charging
conspiracy and the other larceny. God
frey was also known In the fang as W. H.
Graham. Ha operated extensively, but
th specific charge against him was steer
ing H. J. Holllster of Mlrneapolls Into the
labyrinthine net and causing hint to disen
gage $10,000. Barney Martin waa especially
distinguished for his relations to Samuel
Sutor of Cass Lake, Minn.
Bond at Bis; Flgrare.
Bond In each of the Indictments was
fixed at making $10,000 required from
each man. There were a few anxious min
utes for Barney and his pal after their
arrest and while facing Judge Wheeler,
but their anxiety Instantly melted Into a.
roseate glow when the court Informed
tnem that In accordance with the recom
mendations of the Iowa attorney general
each man would be permitted to Blgn his
own bond and be relieved of the necessity
of Involving any of his friends In the
heavy responsibility of providing the $10,000
The men appeared to have a little diffi
culty In comprehending the situation, but
when the light broke through they hur
riedly scrawled their names on the Im
portant looking documents and got out of
the presence of the court and Its officers.
They would have got out of town aa hur
riedly If the little delay hsd not made
tht.m late In reaching the station when
the first train departed. They left last
night without designating the places where
they might be found when called upon.
If ever, to make good the conditions of
There was no explanation forthcoming
of the bond part of the proceedings, al
though It was admitted that the bonds
were worse than worthless. It Is believed
that Attorney General Cosson has now
fully realized the almost utter impossibil
ity of securl lg the presence of enough of
the mikes to Insure conviction In the state
courts, and. ao far as Barney and God
frey were concerned, the best way out of
It was to let them sign their own bonds.
Whether this will be the proceeding In all
of the other cases pending under state
Indictments remains to be seen. Thai whole
responsibility for the release of the men
yesterday, as well as the proceedings In
the future, rastss wlUi the attorney gen
eral. He ordered his appearance In all
of the cases and ' directed the course of
the court In relation to the arrests yes
SUPERVISORS TALK DAMAGES
Endeavor to Fix Measure te Be Paid
for OpealneT Honey Creek
The Board of County Supervisors, whose
chief troubles and hardest dutlea are con
nected with the drainage ditch businest,
put In a heavy day yesterday endeavoring
to determine the amount of damagea In
curred by land ownera through whose
farms the drainage ditch and levee es
tablished In the Honey Creek district will
go. The hoaTd rooms were crowded all
day with 1 anxious farmers whose lands
were appropriated. Each had made claims,
according to his own idess, of the value
of the land taken. None of them was per
mitted to realize his expectations. Many
of them received- nothing at all for the
land used for the; levee, as the
result of the examinations made by
the board when all of the mem
bers tramped wearily through the
grass and sloughs several weeks ago to
locate each man's land. The Dubuque ft
Sioux City and the Illinois Central Rail
road companies had filed claims each for
$35,200 and the board allowed nothing at
all. The amount of damages claimed to
uted more than $100,000, and the total
amount allowed ,yeaterday, when the work
was practically completed, waa but $2,026.28,
Pat Gilmore, whose solicitude for the
preservation of Honey Creek lake la one
of his tenderest points, furnished the en
tertainment for the afternoon, rhe mem
bers were sometimes In doubt whether to
take his sharp wit and keen sarcasm seri
ously or let tt go with a laugh. The laugh
waa spontaneoua and alwaya prevailed. The
work will be finished today.
WICKHAM BEGINS PAVING
Old Stone Being; Taken Ont ef Broad
way and Plied on Naniber ef
Contractor W'lckham made good hla
promise to begin the Broadway paving
yesterday and early In the day set a
force of men at work removing the blocks.
The work was begun on the north side of
the car tracks at First atreet. The north
half of the street may be paved all the
way through before the other half is
touched, thus reducing the interference
with traffic to the minimum.
There are 40,000 cublo yards of stone to
be removed and replaced with Galesburg
block, and by working as large a force
of men aa can be utilized without closing
the street It will require three months or
more to complete the Job. The stones aa
they art being taken from the street are
piled on the old ice houae properly at
Eleventh street and Avenue B. This
large area will be Insufficient tor their
storage and other localities will be used.
Some of .the blocks were sold yesterday to
be used In tbe experiment of rlprapplnj
the banks of Indian creek. Contractor
Peter Peterson, who recently completed
a fine residence on Washington avenue
near Noun First street. Is making the ex
periment. If It ia successful others may
follow. The blocks when all removed
will make a pile as large as the biggest
city block and there would be enough to
riprap the creek for a mile or mora
New Manager fer Firestone t'nmnnnr
R. L. Harpham of Chiraio has been ap
pointed manager of the Omaha branch of
the Flrektonn Tire and Rubber company.
2127 Karnaiu street. He t-ucceeds Ueorge
Martin, w ho has been placed in charge ot
the St. Louis branch Mr. Harpham will
make bia home In Omaha permanently.
A. S. Bonham Dies
at His Home in City,
One of Oldest Men in Bluffs, Well
Known Over State, Passes
Algernon 8. Bonham, one of the oldest
men In Council Bluffs, died at .) yes
terday morning at the home of his son,
A. M. Bonham, J3) Harmony street, from
the exhaustion of extreme old age. He
was conscious up to almost the last
moment, and then peacefully closed his
eyes as If In sleep. It required minutes
for those around him to realise that the
end had come.
Mr. Bonham had been a continuous
resident and one of the foremost citizens
of Council Bluffs since ISftS. He was born
In Fleming county, Kentucky, on February
20. and the ninety-fifth anniversary
of his birth was happily celebrated last
February. He was the Jotlleet one of the
large crowd of children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren who gathered at the
home of his son on Harmony street to
help him celebrate. It had long been his
ambition to celebrate the completion of his
95th year, and under the slmulus of the
event he expressed his determination to
reaching the 100 year mark before he was
ready to quit. A slight touch of the grip,
however, soon after weakened him and
he realized that his growing feebleness
meant the near approach to the end.
He reconsidered his determination and
announced to hla friends that he was
ready to go. A week or more ago he auf
fered a slight paralytic stroke which im
paired his speech and rendered him nearly
helpless. His son, A. M. Bonham, sat up
with him all of Thursday night and left
him sitting up In bed at 8:30 yesterday
morning. He remained In an upright posi
tion trying to talk to those around him
until he sank slowly down upon the pillow
with closed eyes.
Mr. Bonham r ime t Council Bluffs from
Abblngton, 111., In 1S3 and bought a large
farm, the Norris farm, one and a half
miles east of town. He embarked In the
nursery business Immediately and planted
the first vineyard in this section of the
country. For wars hli nursery supplied
the fruit tree and vineyard stock for the
greater part of Kansas and Nebraska.
Orange Judd declared him to be one of
the foremost , horticulturists of America,
and his name 'was synonymous of the btt
there was In his line. He was thus known
to thousands of people In Iowa, Nebraska
Nine years ago, two months after cele
brating their sixty-seventh wedding anni
versary, Mrs. Bonham died. The shock of
her death and the subsequent bereavement
greatly affected him. Of a family of eight
children only four survive him. two sons
and two daughters. A. M. Bonham of this
city. J. W. Bonham of Royallte, Nev.;
Trlnvllla Bonham, now Mrs. O. J. Smith,
of this city, and Annie Bonham. wife of
D; J. Smith of Omaha. Three daughters.
Belle, .M on villa and Mallvilla, and one son,
Barney A. Bcnham, died several years
ago. Twenty-one grandchildren and
thirty-six great-grandchildren are living.
The funeral will be held this afternoon
at 4 o'clock at the First Christian church.
Qoallty and Price.
The right goods, prompt service and low
prices are the foundation of our business.
Let us prove It. In our big grocery de
partment: Spinach, per peck, Be
Radishes, 7 hunches, ha.
Cucumbers, each. 4c.
Asparagus, per bunch, Sc.
E. C. Corn Flakes, per package, To.
Fancy pineapples, each, 15c.
Bakers' chocolate, per cake, 19c.
Vi pound can Bakers' cocoa. Sic.
One-quart jar chow-chow, tSc.
One quart mixed pickles, 25c.
Sauerkraut, quart. 5c.
J. ZOLLER MER. CO.,
The big uptown store. 100-102-104-10$ B'way.
Four phones. Bell, $20; Ind.. 320,
MAYOR NAMES MEN ON
Observance Will Take Place tn Fatr-
snonat Pnrli Separate Serv
ices for Legion,
The first act of Mayor Maloney when
he returned from Chicago yesterday morn
ing was to hold a conference rlth Captain
E. J. Abbott and other representatives of
the old soldiers and appoint the commit
tees, composed of aldermen) and members
of the Grand Army, who will be respon
sible for working out the details and con
ducting ths exercises on Memorial day.
Six committees were appointed. Mayor
Maloney will be chairman of each. Fol
lowing are the selections made:
Speakers Aldermen Aylesworth, Evans
and Bee be and J. Hoon.
Music Aldermen Fisher and Hubbard
and Captain D. Maltby.
Finance Aldermen Tounkerman. Mln-
nick and Hubbard and Park Commissioner
A. C. Graham.
Flowers All members of the woman
Belief corps of Abe Lincoln post. No. 180.
The personnel of the committees places
the responsibility for all of the work on
the members of the council, the veterans
acting on each committee being chiefly
advisory. A Joint meeting of the commit
tees will be held on Tuesday evening at
the city building.
The chief part of the program will this
year again be carried out In Fair-mount
park, and the old veterans will be taken
to and from the park without expense.
They will also be conveyed to the ceme
teries to witness and assist In the work of
decorating the gravea, also without ex
pense to them.
Members of the Union Veteran legion
have again decided to conduct aeparate
exercises in honor of their dead com
rades and will hold their services in the
afternoon at Walnut Hill cemetery. They
will provide also their own speakers and
flowers and take full management of all
details in connection with the observ
ance of the day. There are some brainy
as well aa patriotic men In the organiza
tion, and they will select their speakers
from their own ranka. On Sunday even
ing. May tt, the members of the legion
will march In a body to the First Con
gregational church, where Rev. Dr. O. O.
Smith will deliver a Memorial day ser
mon. Dr. Smith haa also been Invited
to attend the services at the cemetery
Mayor Maloney, members of the city
council and Captain Edwin J. Abbott, who
constitute the committee on Invitation,
have Issued this appeal In the form of a
circular letter, several hundred of which
will be mailed:
Tuesday. May SO. la the day set apart by
act of congreas as Decoration day. for the
purpose ot paying a tribute of respect to
the deceased soldiers and aailors who
served their country by fighting In de
fense of the flag.
From data received the old boys have
been dying since January I at an average
of one every fourteen minutes, and In a
few- years none of the civil war veterans
all' be In our midst.
To keep alive that patriotism ao neres
eary to instill In the hearta of our rising
generatlona that will cause them to will
ingly fly to the defense of our country
and flag we must show our respect and
love to those who In times past have
ought our battbs and preserved to us a
happ and united country.
Let us all abstain trom labor on that
day and join in oecorating the graves of
oui bojs in blue and in attending the ex
ercises of the occasion.
The exerctses will he at Fairmont park at
1 p. m., ami it Is hopei our ctizena will
turn out and make the gathering one
worthy of the cause. Should weather be
Inclement the Auditorium will be uaed.
In the past years great difficulty has
been experienced In obtaining flowers for
the purpose of decorating ot giavts We
hope our friends will see that the W. K.
C ladies are supplied with sufficient
flowers to make the wreaths and boquets.
The teachers in our s hools can aid
greatly by urging the children to bring
in donatlona. 1 he program and place des
ignated to receive flowers will be pub
lished In the dally papers.
At the big uptown store:
Screen doors, up trom 79c.
Adjustable hardwood window screens, IS
Inches high, opens to S3 Inches, 20c.
24-lnch high. 36c.
ao-lnrh high, 40c.
24-Inch window screen, per yard, 12a.
26-lnch window screen, per yard, 13c
SO-inch window screen, per yard, 16c.
Extra heavy four-passenger lawn ewteg,
Low down rocker or porch swing, $11. 00.
The New perfection Blue Flame oil
Good -lnch garden hose, per foot, up
Hardwood hose reel, 7e.
75c lawn spray, S8c.
The One-Minute washer. $10.00. (Let ua
send you one on trial.)
Hardwood folding wash bench, $1.60.
Step ladders, up from 27c.
High wheel 14-Inch mower, $3.00.
Iron pumps, all kinds, up from $1.90.
Gasoline, gas or oil stove ovens, S1.2S.
Warranted two-burner gasoline stoves,
All Be pkgs. flower and garden'seeds, two
pkgs, for 8c
Onion aeta. quart. Be.
W'hlte clover seed, pound, 40o.
Fancy bluegrass, pound, 40e.
J. ZOLLER MER. CO..
Four phones. Bell 330; Ind., S.
N. T. Plumbing Co. Tel. 250. Night L-1702.
MAYOR AND TRUE ARE BACK
City Officials A Main Tell Details of
gale of Bonds Water Com
Mayor Maloney and City Treasurer True
returned yesterday morning from Chicago
and had to devote a good deal of their
time to receiving congratulations upon the
manner In which they discharged their
duties In connection with the big bond
sale. City Solicitor Kimball, who was ex
pected to return with them, stopped at
Marshalltown for the purpose of getting
some information concerning the manage
ment of municipal water plants. All three
were one day at Cedar Rapids In the same
The story of the sale of the bonds was
again told, with many interesting details.
The mayor and city treaaurer unite in de
claring that the presence of nearly alt of
the members of the city, council was of
great value. They are particularly hearty
In their commendation of the help given
by Ernest E. Hart, who was worth several
thousand dollars to the city. It la doubt
ful If the bond premium would have
reached within $6,000 of the high figure
obtained If he had not been there.
Mayor Maloney expected to announce the
appointment of the water commissioners
yesterday, but during the afternoon' decided
to withhold it until today. The three men
practically agreed upon will constitute a
commission that will be above criticism In
every respect, and to whom the $300 a year
salary Is of no consequence at all. They
represent the very best type of citizenship
and business success snd will bring to the
discharge of their duties qualifications and
experience In the management of large
enterprises that would not be secured for
monetary consideration alone unless high
figures were used. Their flrat duty will
be to select the general manager, but the
appointment may not be announced until
after the - council haa created the office
and flxed the salary.
Specials In Frnlta.
Fancy strawberries, bananas, oranges,
pineapples, lemons, etc, etc.
MEAT DEPT SPECIALS:
Sugar cured picnic hams, per lb., 9e.
Home-made bologna, per lb., lOo.
Pork roasts, lb., up from 10c.
Rib boll beef, up from So. '
BOe pall Cudahy Rex lard, 39c.
Calumet bacon, by the strip, lb., llo.
Pot roaata, lb., up from 80.
J. ZOLLER MER. CO.,
The big uptown atore, 100-102-104-106 B'way.
Four phones, 320.
Drink Budwetser. King of Bottled Beers.
Ames Orator Wins
J. 6. Emerson Captures First Honors
in Contest on Eastern
8IOUX CITT. Ia.. May JO. (Special Tele
gram.) The Interstate oratorical contest
at Mornlngslde college, waa won Friday by
J. O. Emerson of Iowa Agricultural col
lege, Ames, Ia.
E. R. Lewis of Muskegon college. New
Concord, O., was second.
Other contestants were:
Byron Price, Wabash college. Crawfords
Frank E. Moore. Carelton college, North,
Lew Saretsky, Beloit college, Belolt, Wis.
Harry H. Young, Albion college, Albion,
Robert Caldwell, Knox college, Gales
Paul P. Boyd, Hanover college, Hanover,
Ind., waa elected president; George L.
Koehn, Lawrence college, 1 Appleton, Wis.,
secretary. Minnesota gets the 1912 contest.
Lewis Saretsky ot Belntt college, Wis
consin, was third. Two prlzea were
awarded, $1"0 to Emerson, and $60 to Lewis.
GREAT HAILSTONES CAUSE
DAMAGE AND PANIC AT BOONE
saute mm large aa Base Balls Foaad
After Storm Ibnt floes Heavy
BOON E. Ia.. May 20.-t Special Tele
gram.) The worat storm In the history of
thia city raged for twenty minutes yester
day. The loss to the county la esti
mated at $100,000. Hailstones the size of
hens' eggs tell. Some as large as base
balls were found. Great ptlea were lying
about the streets hours after the storm
hsd passed. Hundreds of windows were
broken-twenty-two lsrge ones in two
blocks on Story street. A funeral being
held In the Baptlat church was thrown In
a near-panic when hall broke every win
dow In the west end ef the structure.
Windows la school buildings were broken,
tbe children nearly becoming panic
Needed Rala at Mason t'lty.
MASON CITY, la., May sJ.-ttipeclal Tele,
gram.) The drouth waa broken here today
by a heavy rain, fcniall grains and pas
tures needed il badly. More rain aeenie
Iowa News ote.
CLBARFIKLlv O. C. Hill has been offi
cially notified of his appointment as putt
master at Clearfield.
BEDFORD J. L. BrowK runner well
known attorney of this pluce. la lying in
a serious condition at Oklahoma City, the
result of an automobile accident this week.
ELDORA J H. Smith, aged 87. one of
the pioneer merchants of this place, died
at his home here last night of old age.
He had been In business here continuously
DEN1SON The Crawford county Sunda
school convention will be held at Denlson
Wedneaduy, May 'J4. Hev. I. T. Underwood,
the state superintendent of the Adult
Bible class work, will be present.
IDA GROVE-S. 1 Frishle and son
Loyd, of the Rccnrd-Kr, have purchased
the Gulf Coast Advertiser a rtllnxl. Miss.,
on the Gulf of Mexico, and tbe son has
gone there to take possession. Mr. Fria
ble, sr., will remain here.
M'GREGOR Blanche J. Qtilgley, past
preaident of the Iowa Rebekah assembly,
died here last night. She wan one of the
best known ladies In the Rebekah circles
of the state. Funeral services will be held
Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
NEVADA While going to work 8. T.
Rasmussen was thrown from the vehicle
in which he was riding and a 1.000-pound
ooli of wire cable was hurled on top of
his body, crushing his limbs. The horse
became frightened at an automobile.
IDA GROVE For cross-country livery
service barney Boy esc n of Schleswig has
purchased a big Avery car with five seats
that has a capacity of eighteen passengers.
There is some talk of establishing a
dally service between towns In this aec
lton with a similar car. '
MARSHALLTOWN Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Stlnaon of Minneapolis today announced
the coming marriage of their daughter,
Elizabeth K.. to Mr. Lee M. Derby, for
merly of this city but now ot Minneap
olis. Derby Is the son of City Clerk and
Mrs. L. Derby of this city.
CRE.STON A party of business men
from Shenandoah visited this city yester
day to Inspect the macadam paving used
here. Shenandoah has decided to put In
about twenty blocks of new paving In the
residence districts this year and they are
doing some investigation before letting
NEVADA Mrs. Paul C. Telg of near
Roland, while leading a cow from pas
ture, got hor foot entangled In the rope,
when the cow became frisky and started
to run. Mrs. Telg. who Is 67 years of
age, was dragged 200 yards. One arm was
fractured In two places and she was In
CRESTON Cam Davenport was selected
as manager fori the Chautauqua platform
work this year to succeed James Bryan,
who has filled that place for the last three
Or four years. The coupon ticket plan was
voted down by the directors at their meet
ing last night and only season tickets and
single admission tickets will be used.
FAIRFIELD Fairfield citizens have Juat
completed a new armory, which will be
ready for occupancy by Company M, Iowa
National Guard. Monday evening, when
formal porsession will be taken. The build
ing Is one of the finest In the state and its
cost Is approximately $22,000, unfurnished.
The furnishing of the building has been
assumed bv Company M.
DfcJNltiON 1 he Grand Army of the Re
public post and Woman s Relief corps
nave arranged a full prog rani of exercises
tor Memorial day. Lx-tate Commander
W llliam A. McHenry of tne Gl and Army
will arrive from California in time to have
part in the ceremonies. Tne address In
the afternoon will be delivered at the
opera house by C. F. Kuehnle of this city.
IDA GROVE County Auditor Varner fln
lahed the abstract today for the 19U aa
sesment In Ida county. It shows the total
actual value of personal property, liiC.w;
of lands and lota, J14.b86.3b4, and of all per
sonal property. tli,4-8.olti. The taxable
value of all property in the county la given
at $4,3at,987. The actual value of automo
biles owned in Ida county la listed as
$90,018, and Ida Is the smallest county in
CHARLES CITY Mra Byron Brown
met with a disc accident which nearly
cost her her life. She had gone over to
a nelghbor'a to borrow a disc. Four
horses were hitched to it and she started
to drive home. Something scared them and
they commenced to run. She went to
Jump from the disc and must have fallen
in the attempt. Her leg waa broken, her
shoulder sprained and a deep gaah was
cut in her limb.
ALLISON A settlement has been ef
fected between Mrs. Oakes and Butler
county. Her huabund. Jack Oakes, waa
killed while attempting to drive a traction
engine over a bridge in the south part of
the county. She aued the county for
$10,000 damages on tbe ground of negli
gence in not keeping the bridge in proper
condition. Mrs. Oakes will receive $2,000,
and It Is understood that the county will
stand the costs thus far made.
IDA GROVE Captain J. E. Murphy of
Company B, Fifty-sixth Iowa, who went to
Ban Antonio with the Iowa detail of offi
cers to the regular army maneuvers, writes
that he haa been assigned to Company I,
Thirteenth Infantry, and that the first
day there he was ordered out for a twenty
four mile hike across country to Leon
Springs, Tex. He aaya there Is not sn idle
minute in the big camp and the govern
ment la evidently determined to get all the
drill possible out of the division assembled
there. Captain Murphy saya the weather
is very hot.
CORNING-Funeral services were held
today over the body of Mrs. Frank Dick
of CJulncy. Mrs. Dick was drowned in a
small pond on the farm where they live,
Wednesday afternoon in about twenty
minutes from the time she had left her
husband in the field, where he was plow
ing. He wstched her pass over the hill
toward the pond and walled to see her go
up on the opposite side. Not seeing her,
he became alarmed and started for the
pond, where hn found her lifeless body. It
Is said, for some years Mrs. Dick had not
been strong mentally, and the theory of
suicide is advanced, but her husband thinks
she accidentally fell Into the pond or was
stricken while standing on the bank and
fell In and was unable to call for help.
Mrs. Dick was 68 years of age and besides
her husband, two children survive her.
HOLDS RECORD FOB SERVICE AS
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W F. b-ARNETT. letts, Ia.
LETT. Ia., May 20. tspeciai.j Ai ttts,
la., la an employe of the Rock Island rail
road who is believed to have broken the
record for continuous service tor a railroad
company as a station agent at one place. W.
T. Barnett of Letts began work as assistant
agent at Linevllle, la., on September, 1,
Wii, and haa been connected with tbe Rock
Islanti during the Intervening tnirty six
years. He learned the wire business arid
011 June t. 177, was appointed agent at
Unlonvllle. la. On December. IS1, he wa
transferred to Lei Is and has remained
tnere er since, a period of nearly thirty
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HOW TO CONSTRUCT A SQUARE WHEN GIVEN THB PTFFERFJNCB IN
LENGTH BETWEEN ITS DIAGONAL AND ONE SIDE. ORIGINATED AND
DEMONSTRATED BT M. D. SMITH OF CORRECTIONVILLE, IA.-Copyrlght,
CORRECTIONVILLE. la. May 20.-(Spe-
cial.) Within the last week a copyright
has been Issued to Prof. M. D. Smith,
superintendent of the Correctionville public
schools, on a "geometrical Azure and
demonstration for constructing any square
wnen a line representing the difference hs
length of a side of any sauare and Ita
diagonal Is given."
The Solution of such a nrohlem hv Prnf
Smith has In all nast vears heen sonnteil
as Impossible by mathematicians through
out tne country. They declared that an ap
proximate solution could be arrived at by
means of ratios, but that it could not be
resolved Into positive terms which would
pro-e accurate at all times.
This is the first time that Mmnirir.i
demonstration has been based on a single
anown quality, and Prof. Smith declares It
Will Open a new field in mathnmatlca mnA
that he expects to have several other valu-
aoie Demonstrations to announce soon. In
the problem which he bu in
he takes the line M-D as the only known
quantity. Me then constructs his square by
means of a circle within an SW'4) a B-l ManJ
finds that the line A-T which is equivalent
ne Known quantity M-D, is always
the difference between the aide t h.
square and ita diagonal. I
The demonstration U e..in.iu i
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genious and Will anneal ...ni.. ... '
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devotees of geometry who are looking for
Des Moines Woman
is Named President
of Iowa Federation
Mm. Homer Miller Choen to Lead
.Club Women for Next Year
Meeting to Cedar Rapidi.
SIOUX CITT. la.. May JO.-Cedar Rap
Ids gets the 1912 convention of the Iowa
Federation of Women's Clubs, and Mrs.
Homer Miller of Des Moines is tbe new
president of the federation. The other
Officers elected today are:
president W 81U Clty' ""
Miss Josephine Babcock, Washington, re
Mrs. Max Mayer, Red Oak. general fed
eration atate secretary.
Mrs. Mary H. B. Johnson, Humboldt,
Itor' Jhn W' WUck' Davenport, aud
Mrs. Julian Richards, Waterloo: Mrs.
H. R. Howell, Des Moines; Mrs. F. F.
Faville. Storm Lake; Mrs. H. M. Towner.
Corning, and Mrs. Jennie I. Berry. Cedar
Kaplda, delegates-at-large to General
Jjederatlon of Women Cluba.
HOLD THEIR BANQUET
Gradaates of Colleare for Deaf aad
Danab Gather at Featal
The ninth annual banquet of the Gallau
det College Alimnl association waa held
laat night in the olive room at the Rome
hotel. A long program of toasts was given
and thoroughly enjoyed by the graduates
of the famous college for the deaf and
dumb. John C, Wharton was the principal
speaker of the evening. ,H. W. Rothert
acted aa toastmaeter and the following
toasts were given:
"The Founder of Our Alma Mater " F
C. Holloway; "The Change-The New
President." F. Schuyler Long; -Th
Alumni Editor." J. H. McFarlane; "The
First Lady of Kendall Green," Maude
Roath; "Reminiscences," Superintendent
Henry ,V. Hotbert; "Who's Who and
Vhv," F. W Sowell; "The Daughters of
Gallaudet," H G. Long: "The Common
Sense of the Old Boys," Mrs. D. E Hnely
"The Cement " Superintendent R. E. Htew
art; "The Superior Class." Rev F H
Cloud; "Our Noble Middle West Branch"
Sarah Streby; sign aong. "Home, Sweet
Home," Mrs. Ota C. Blankenship.
IOWA SYNOD TO BE CONTINUED
Ceaeral Assembly ef Cemberland
Presbyterian Charon Derides Net
to larrrsdrr Territory.
EVANS VI LLE. Ind, May SO.-Dlsaolu-tlon
of the lowa synod of the Cumberland
Presbyterian church, proponed today tn
the general assembly of the church, waa
defeated. The Iowa synod contains only
three ministers, and they were in favor
of union with the Missouri synod and
were supported by some of the Missouri
and Illinois delegates.
Decision to continue ihe lowa synod
was due to the sentiment ot the assembly
that its abolition would be practically' a
surrender of territory and the hope that
the church will grow In the western
states. The same spirit of expansion is
said to have inspired the selection ot th
Rev. .James D. Duval of Salisbury, Mo.,
The board of ministerial relief today re
ported that 13,000 had been collected during
Twenty lears for Aaaaalt.
MASON CITy, la., May 30. (Special Tele
gram.) -Virgil Crowe was today sentenced
to twenty years in the state penitentiary
for assault with Intent to kill Pat Leonard.
William Sampson for grand larceny and
Henry Johnson for keeping a disorderly
house were sentenced to five years inde
terminate. Hills Wife aad lltaatelf.
. KKORCK. May M t Special. David Conn
early today shot and killed his aire and
then hlmrelf at a houae where she was
alaylng, eighteen miles from here. Conn
walked out from Keokuk during the night.
Mrs. Conn had started a divorce suit
Conn had threatened le kill aar aigfci
i ' V' Vft
M. D. SMITH.
new fields to conquer. Prof. Smith was thia
month elected chairman of the executive
committee Of the Northwest Iowa Teach
ers" association at the Sioux City meeting.
YARSITY CROWNS MAY QUEEN
Honors of Springtime Grace for Misi
GALA DAY FOB THE SCHOOL
Coronatlea and Exerolsea Talc Plac ,
fader Great Spread Male
Maids ef Heaor Lead the
Out under ths spreading; branched ef the
majestle alms and the drooping maDlea
and upon the arreen. velvetv la am h.
surrounds tha campus of the University of
umana, with all the pomp and splendor
that attenda the Induction of royalty into
office. Miss Pansy Williams waa renarna
the Queen of May, the ceremony being-
perrormed In the presence of tbe crowd
that numbered several hundred. The or.
caslon was In connection with the gala day
exercises of the achool and was the first
of Its kind ever observed by the Institution.
Promptly at l:M o'clock In that) ifttirnAftn
a trumpeter stationed In the tower of tha
university building blew a shrill blast and
a moment later the royal party emerged
from the main hall and, with stately mien,
to the strains of mualo, proceeded to the
throne, erected under an Immense mania.
where the coronation took place.
The Maypole dance came In for ita .v..-
of applause. The twelve strips of colored
bunting were fastened high up on ths
trunk of a tree and aa the twelve vmm.
women held their respective ends, they
executed the danoe In a manner that would
have done credit to professionals. They
performed numerous fancy figures, all tbe
time keeping step to the music; they
braided and unbralded them and entwined
them about the trunk of the old tree for
fifteen minutes, after whloh the herald
blew another blast and the coronation ex
ercises were over.
The rest of the afternoon was given over
to frivolity, the principal feature of which
was a vaudeville abow, the students taking
Part. Thia ahow waa elvan in th ..... w
jiiuiuium, wnicn is now about com
pieted and la almost entlrelr under rmtt 1
stage had been erected at the north end.
and here with scenery prepared for tha
occasion the entertainment was given.
Iwo Hundred and Fifty Union Men
Walk Out at Kama City, Alleg.
ing Violation of Agreement.
KANSAS CITT. Mo., May 30-Two hun
dred and fifty union machinists, boiler
makers, blacksmiths and plpemen era
ployed by the Missouri Pacific Railway
company in the Eat Bottoms shops In
this city went on strike this afternoon.
The men allege that the company vio
lated an agreement adopted in St. Louis
December 21 with reference to the trans
ferring of strike breakers from one point
to another. The immediate cause was the
employment In the shop here of a man
said to have been a strike breaker In St
Louis last fall.
With Spinal Disease
Fred Lotz 111 from Dread Malady
Family Quarantined Dr.
Schleier ii in Charge.
Fred Ixts, 17 years old, is seriously ill
with spinal meningitis at hia home at
i20 South Twentieth avenue. The boy waa ,
Laken A i ' U Thurariui' Aunln y
The diaeaae is tn its contagious form and
the family has been quarantined. There
are several other children In the family.
Dr. Frank t. aAlaier fee ctuug mt la
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