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ae Bee la at 14 link
Mala Tsleskeae 4.
Viotroli a. Ilospe Co.
For messenger service, call 130.
ramon Electric Co., opposite P. O.
"Woodrinf Undertaking Co.. Tel. J39.
Y Gardner Preaa, printing, 601 1st Ave.
&U Cutler, funeral director. Tlione 27.
ror WH paper, decorating and palnt
fng, see Berwick, in South .Main.
.Guaranteed watch and Jewelry repalr
Sr.yT.ECTRIC CO.. WIRING
jrND FIXTURES. Fhone 3M.
J. H. A. Woodbury, dentist, moved to
V-aot Sapp black. I'hone Black 60S.
w Accurate and satisfactory glass fitting
and repairing. Leffertsi Opticians.
' TO SAVK OR TO BORROW. SICK C. B.
Mutual Bldg. and Loan Assn. 123 Pearl.
I Furniture, and chattel loans, H usual
rates, Estab. la years. A. A. Clark & Co.
. Tor sale or rent, iXl Proartwny, by K.
A. Spencer Plumbing, Hinting, Furnace
nd Tin Works, 29 No. Main St.
Council Bluffs chapter No. Ul, Order of
I he Eastern Ptar, will -hold a special
peetlng Saturday evening lor the pur
pose oi initiation.
. W. J. Hammlll. head of the Hnmmill
Pusine'i college, .im been called to Hock
ford, IIL. by the death of hut mother at
he old homestead, Thursday.
f Clyde Aekerman, 23 years old, a
Colorado cowkoy, is being held nt the
olic station In answer to re(ueots of
he officers at Hugo, iVjlo.. who allege
Ibat ha Is wanted for horse stealing. Tue
(inline had been advised that ho would
Ikely come to Council Bluff, where he
as relative. The young man was dis
covered and Identified by Walt Ilnndrin,
quarantine officer, who called Captain
FhaXer and. assisted In making -the arrest.
The police say the man admits'" his
Identify, but-, denies the charge.
It coat Frank Dobbins, 15 to. aecvaro .a
(demonstration of the fact that conduc-
Sors In charge of street cars have so
nority to maintain the peace, IMibblns
got Into ail altercation on an . Omaha
tar and attempted to lick the conductor.
Two 'Windows were broken In the melee.
Jle wa held until tha car reached Pearl
Tad Broadway, when he was turned, over
o Detective Arnold. Av 115 bond for' his
appearance , In. polloo court yesterday,
morning was ' forfeited, when be failed
o appear.- , .
Mjembers of the Oraul Armv and the
f Oman's Relief corps who Intend to t
ind memorial services', at the Second
(ff'resbytertan church Sunday' evening ar
(equestfcd to meot' at the . Broadway
Methodist . church at . 7?30 o clock and
'march to the Presbyterian church In s
. body. Members of the local poet of the
Unltrxl Soanlith War Veterans and their
ladles are to attend the services also, and
will meet with the Grand Army and Re
lief Corps members and march with them
to the church The sermon will be de
livered by Rey.-George A. Ray,, past or of
tha Second Presbyterian church.
Andrew McFarland, aged 73 years, died'
nt 1 o'clock yesterday . morning, at his
i home, loH South Seventh street, from
blood; poisoning, after a month's Illness,
I Mr.; McFarland was born at Edtnburg,
I Scotland, and had been a . resident of
thls eity for thlrty-U years. He Is sur-
f vlvsd by -four eons. Jamaa H... McFar-;
land "of Carthage. Mo.; Robert, Andrew
and'-WHUam. all at home.. ..and . one,
daughter. Mrs. Kugene Harris of Bellcvue,
Nh- The funeral will be held Sunday
afternoon at 4 o'clock at the family
home. Rev. George A. Ray of the Second
Preabvterian church officiating. Burial
will, take, plaea. at Walnut Hill oemejj
lery.. jryiencus are requesieu not io-bcuu
flowers.- 1 . .,
Inaermatlon that grain thieves were at
work robbing cars In the western part
of tha city, caused a squaa or omcers
to fee aent to the locality last nlgliM
They came upop a gang of men and pojr
flcer Kt '( near etiou!, to setae! - any- of
them and they disappeared In' the, ilarX-.
ew. ; The- pol havo saceeeoua in lo
cating want- who' la said to be receiv
ing all of the grain stolen from the cars
and brought to his place. Mont of the
stealing has been done by - boys and
this man-has been training them In their
work and encouraging them to make fre
cient raids. Only a little additional evi
dence -is now required to convict him.
His case will be laid before the grand
Jury, which meets next Tuesday, but he
may byi arrested by the police Jn the
1 On account of the interest aroused by
tha exhibit of the handiwork of the pu
pils ot the public schools the display of
their work at 143 Broadway will be con
tinued another day. It was the Intention
a'to dismantle th room last evening, but
line decision was reached yesterday not
ho do so until this evening, thus catching
the Saturday night crowds. There was
a constant throng of visitors all day yes
terday and early In tha afternoon those
Jn charge estimated that the number had
Aa an example of the work being done
In tha manual training and dbmestto sci
ence departments the exhibit Is of great
value. It would undoubtedly continue to
draw crowds If continued for even an
other week. Fancy prices have been of-
-Jtrsd for many of the articles, but noth
ing baa been sold. The purpose la to
show what can be done In the city
schools, not to seek a market for ' the
Ker the purpose of carrying out tho
plan of securing Joint memorial services
by all of the fraternal organizations of
the city, another meeting will bo held
this evening In.' the Knights of Pythias
hall. A meeting was held laxt Saturday
evening for the, purpose and representa
tives ox ten or tne societies responded by
sending representatives. Invitations had
been sent to twenty-four. That a larger
number was not represented was due
to the fact that the other lodges had not
had a meeting since receiving the Invi
tations. Thirty lodges have been invited
to Join In the Joint service and It is
nopea mai an oi mem win nave repre
sentatives at the meeting tonight.
The memorial exercises will be held on
Sunday, Juno 4, at 2 o'clock p. m.
Talk from Rigdon
The regular weekly luncheon of the
Rotary club was held at the Grand hotel
vesurday. attended by about forty mem-
I hers. The guest, of the club were Rev. I
i''. W. Lvuis of this city and Mr. Allen
V. W. Kvajia of thla cltv and Mr Alln
f Omaha. William Rigdon, manager of
the Clark Implement company, gave an
he Clark Implement company, gave an
Interesting rtcltal of his experience in
the threshing machine end traction en
gine business. The club is broaden'tig
its soope and will have industrial talks
by well known, local men at each of
the meetings hereafter.
( kl-Sanirl Oruiouat rat ton
All this week, ladles come in and learn
how to make all floors Just like new
hardwood floors. P. C. 1 Vol liard-jAdtt
ware Co., t Broadway.
i . , r s
CENSUS OF CITY IS TAKEN
Thirty-One Thousand Five Ilundred
Persons Are Found by the
INCREASE IN FIVE YEARS
Althouiih not ready to submit bis of
ficial report. City Assessor Rlker an
nounces that he has completed his work
of census enumeration. His fifteen depu
ties have turned In their last rards and
the work of checklntr and rechccRing has
The census will show that Council
Bluffs has a popu'atlon of 31.600. with the
probability that the ciphers will be dis
placed by the addition of a few more. The
federal renms five years ago gave the
population as 29.D92. The lncreas Is In
keeping with the steady growth for tho
last ten years.
The law elves until June 1 to complete
the census and Mr. Rlker may decide not
to make his official report until that
tlm although the work was practically
completed two weeks ago. .
It was the hopo of the enrmnrutora to
find enough people to raise the number
to 32,000. If the enumeration could have
been made about the first of the year
the desire would undoubtedly havo been
realized, for slncaMhen many men havo
left town to engage In .their usual sum
mer work. The work has been done very
methodically and accurately, bub. despite
the care and Industry of the enumerators
thcro are undoubtedly a considerable
number not listed. Some of theso will be
added befovo the count Is finally closed.
Suit Brought to
Set Aside Deeds
A milt affecting the title of ten tracts
of land, comprising about 400 acres ot
Mills county farms, was filed In federal
court yesterday by Martin McCormick
of New York! The defendants are the
heirsy of a brother, Patrick MeCormlck,
who 'died on the Mills county farm, Oc
tober 24, 1910, and are the widow, Jessie
W. McCormick, Charles V. Schenck. who
holds a mortgage on some of the land,
and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Alton, Mr. and
Mrs. Nels Olson, I I. Stevenson and
Mary P. Stevenson.
The petition charges that Patrick Mc
Cormick owned ten tracts of Mills county
land prior to his marriage to his sur
viving widow. A pre-nuptlal contract was
made by which the bride, then Mrs.
Jessie ,W. Morrison, was given a deed
to 160 acres, with tha understanding that
this was to be her portion of her hus
band' estate. The pre-nuptlal ' contract
was drawn and witnessed by E. B.
Woodruff, of Glenwood, now one of the
Judges of the district court. It was dated
May. 14, 1903, the day of their marriage.
A year before Ills death when he ,waa
74 years old. McCormick deeded to) his
wife all of his property. The brother
now claims that undue Influence was
used. to. bring this, about, and that his
brother was. not . mentally compeiem ai
that . time,
Ha alleges that no waa ts
year's old at the time of his marriage,
and that owing to his age'he Was incom
petent, to dispose of fcls property. It is
further alleged that a suit to quiet title
was started in federal court here by the
widow, and settled by the acquisition of
quit claim deeds. The brother alleges
he had no knowledge of this suit, or Its
settlement and did not learn of it until
last year. He arks that the deeds given
to the wife be set aside and tho title be
quieted in him. . f '.'"'.
Inspector. Sterner ';
; ." .. Dies at'Hospital
Elmer L. Sterner, city paving Inspector,
died at the Jennie Edmundson Memorial
hospital yesterday, following an opera
tlon for bowel obstruction. He was
taken HI while at work on the. East
(Broadway paving and was taken to the
hospital Wednesday afternoon, believed
to be suffering from appendicitis, but a
diagnosis disproved this and disclosed ob
struction. An operation performed Thurs
day by .Dr. Macrae disclosed a complete
Mr. Sterner was U years old. He had!
been a resident of Council Bluffs a num
ber of years, and for the last year and
a half had been In tho employ ot tne
city as inspector. He came hers from
Creston as a government inspector, when
the postofflce building was being re
modeled. So competent was he regarded
as an inspector that his salary was
voluntarily raised at a meeting of the
city council two weeks ogo for the pur
pose of making his services a certainty.'
He U survived by his widow, three
sisters and two brothers. He was a
member of the Masonic bodies. Wood
men of the World and the local lodge
of Elks. The body was removed to
Woodrlng's to be. later, taken to the
home, 334 Glenn avenue. Burial will
probably be at Creston.
Union Pacific Files
Suit Over Its Taxes
For the purpose of resisting the col
lection of taxes upon the Increased valua-
nun oi iu iivitTij, in (.uuirii Diuiia in-.
. . ,. ........ii ..... .,
I nion i-acmo nai.roau company, inroug.i DFXISON-The new clo-tri.i lirhtlng
Its general attorney, George S. Wright, plant ut Manilla 1" the south part of
yesterday filed a suit in the district court ' this county bus mnde sn arrangement
" , . ., ... a - , ., , 'whereby tho town of Irwi;i, ten miles to
against the city and the Board of County ;tllB HOU,,,l w, fcecuro llpllt 'bn1 powtr.
Suiervslors. The suit is also an, appeal j oe xis N-The West Side public
from the assessment to be levied on the 1 schools close with commnnceim nt exer
lowa half of the bridge across tho Mis- i ''.,s"1 Frlduy, May 2s. Prof. VanKeae of
, , , I the lenldon Normal colleo will give ths
sourl river. The company asks the court address. The I accalauriiate sermon Is to
to annul the entire valuation fixed by j
A -. - Till.... .. A . Tim'A K.. .k- lt!
... ... w ,,himn 0 Wednesday evening. May.'tt.
council as a board of review. there will be exeiclwes In tho opera house
Assessor Rlker had fixed the valuation ! In which all cii-partn ents of the schools
nt ih eastern half of tha brldn t hike part. Tho graduates thto year are
. 7 7? ,. a f ?. ! Arl.i Wiler, Jacob Peters. Carl Fauir.
$700.00"), but the council reduced It to'ii Verna Voss.
, $i0.000. The company claims that the
valuation should not exceed l-iO.OUO. It!'" the (Otifolldaterl b IiooI district of
I u r,.,i.,in.l f.u that thn fri.n,liia ,,r tho , ' '-"1" ''n -'une 3 in the matter of Issu
it, pointed out that the franchise or the ,n(r )3 1)0lp m bond (o trw., a w ho,
brLliffl in the Kift of the Clllted SLata LulLlli,,' f,.i th .,ur.mf.tBiln ,.r
government and is not subject to taxation'
and tne clalm ,, made thut any valuation
of the wW. property that Include.
the franchise is illegal. i
The claim is made that Assessor Rlker
flt the full actual valuation f th
I bridge property while asaesslng all other
real estate In the city at V0 per cent of
! Its actual value.
Marriage llcen.es were inaued yester.
. .T . ,, . '""i
j duy to the following na
! Name and Address
''liff.r,i Van J'elt. Uenver.
; Myrtle A. Rhodes, Denver
Frank Adrian. Council Bluffs..
W rolh' ou"cU
J Bee Want Produce Result
"Mother Goose" Play
The report of the committee In charge
of the Mother Ooosn show has made its
report to tho Federated Mothers' and
Teachers' clubs, showing the receipts and
expenditures of the entertainment and
tho apportionment of the money for the
use of the schools. The committee, com
prising Mrs. M. Wnllman. Mrs. W. 1L
KUIpack, Mrs. E. P. Schaentgen and Mr
J. U. Cole, checked up all of the bills
and the report showed a net balance ot
The total gross receipts were 11,004, and
the expenses totaled $340.94. The appor
tionment ot the money shows each school
received more money than the amount
of actual cash turned In from the sale
of tickets. The money is to be used for
buying playground equipment, musical
instruments, etc., for each of the schools.
Following la tho apportionment:
For promotion of garden club work
l'lene Street ..
Third Street ..
Is Now Announced
George Amos, manager of tho Beacon
Press, Omaha, and Mlsa Allda McFadden,
a teacher In the Pierce street school,
Council Bluffs, were married a month
ago at Papllllon, Neb, and the secret kept
from all of their friends until yesterday.
The bride Is a member of the Broadway
Methodist church here.
The purpose of keeping secret the wed
ding was to permit Mlsa McFadden to
complete her school work for the year
and announce the welding when declining
re-election aa a teachur for another year.
This purpose would have been carried
out had not Mr. Amos been stricken with
Illness and taken to a hospital In Omaha.
TJie.wlfe then announce that her place
was at the side of her hrsband. She In
the daughter of Mrs. Wall McFadden and
has uvea in tne rtiuns aii u-r me. one
has been one of the teachets of the
public schools for a number ot years.
Slnoe their wedding Mrs. Amos has
remained at the home of her mother and
Mr. Amos has not changed his wet hod
of living in his Omaha bachelor apart
ments. Real Estate Transfers.
The following real estate transfers Tied
Friday were reported to The Bee by the
Pottawattamie County Abstract company:
Nashua Trust Co. to Ira Arch, lot 4,
block 25. Bayliss A Palmer's add.,
w. d t t 150
Max Meyer to Roe King, lota 7 and
, Work 20, Bryant & Clark's
add . w. d ' 1
Karl Brandela to 8. Cliernlss, lot ft,
block HI, Bayliss Palmer's add.,
w d 3,200
The Grover & Layman Realty Co.,
to Kdward CUonnelL Jr.. lot 408.
Belmont add,, w. d ,
Same o C. A. Norman, lot ZM, Bel
nvnt add., w.' d..; i.
Same; to W. 'T Quick and Edward
O'Donnell, Jr., lot 407, Belmont add.,
William C. Proge to Emma Biby, lot
9, block 7, Central aubd., w, d
'Seven transfers, total..
DUMPED IN THE W1NDOW-A
wagon load of , pineapples and will
have to sell them, today, $L40 per dozen;
ripe tomatoes, 25 eents a basket; cucum
bers, two for 14 cents;' new potatoes, four
pounds for 26 cents; new cabbage, '10
cents; radishes, three 'for 6 cents; Just
opend a new barrel of dill pickles, 1
cent each: good old potatoes, 20 cents
a peck; .bulk peanut butter, 3D cents a
pound. We have, bexon.'at 15 cerlts per
pound. ' Something new a marshmal
low cream. In cans, t always ready for
making Ices and whip cream. We have
brick Cheese at .26 cents; ltmburger, 25
cents: summer sausage, 30 cents-Bar-
tel oV Miller. Telephone S5.
IOWA CTTT, la., 'May Jl.-(Spco1al Tele
gram.) The Iowa Federation of Women's
clubs toduy 'announced the following of
ficers elected tor the next . administra
tion: President, Mrs. Francis C. Whit
ley, Webster City; vice president, Mrs.
Mas Mayer, Iowa City; recording secre
tary, Mrs. J. C Cummins, Des Moines;
corresponding secretary, Mrs. W. H. Sni
der, Davenport; general federation secre
tary, Mrs. Mary If. S. Johnson; treas
urer, Kirs. Etta E. Agncw, Marshall
town; auditor, no election, left to incom
XJr. Henry E. Favill, chairman of tho
council of health and public Instruction
of the American Medical association, Chi
cago, was the prominent speaker of the
Mrs. Harry L. Keefe of Nebraska, gen
eral federation secretary, gave a splen
did addrtss. Fort Dodge and Des Moines
extended Invitations for the next bien
nial. It was the largest In attendance of
any biennial In the Iowa federation.
Iowa rH 2otes
lie given ntxt fu-rduv hy Kev. Mr. Tour-
Mint of the I'cnl)n Iret)rliiun
LOGAN A special election will be held
pupils of the district. The opposition
I'Jn" bu?W?n'" tta"'i
Ti the consolMated Thool '"that
they can afford the new school building.
'and Incidentally rail attention to the tax
payers Miorolng x,mj.iu) worth of auto
mobiles In the. new district at the present
VOOrBINB-JnMah foe, aged S6. plo
I ncer settler of Harmon count v. uaaa,1
jaway Ht his home in Woodhino yester
day. Mr Coe whs born in Ohio and came
I to wentern Iowa in 1i4 and to Hoy-r
'"wiiHilp In in;, where he accumulate I
large relt hri'ling. Me an'i Mlia Jeavln
Kiniils of liHttainouth. Nel.. y ere unti, i
in niari'.u3 in liu. To thin ui.lon el lit
! children were born, a, en .jf whom sur
ivive. Mr. t'oe in sImo wirvlvt-d by his
I widow. In addition to reajty holdings he
had lurve n,l 'teal In the hanking busi
ness. Owln to the children living at a
distance, furveral arrangements will be
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Teutons Mass Field Guns Closer
Than Ever and Gain San Bank
PET1UX3RVP, May S?.-(VU Ixndon.V
Tha firing of between two and three mil
lion Austrian and German shells on the
comparatively short front north of Pno
mysl, In GaJIcia, gives somo Idea ot tho
extreme violence ot the operations along
the San river front, by means of which
the Germans hope to establish them
selves firmly on the right bank of tha
river.'. Into this small area the Germans
ore said to have crowded 4.100 field gtirs
In the closest formation ever auen In
battle being three times the norro-U
number of guns for such an extent of
Four days of this terrific artillery flr
enabled the Ocrmana to occupy twenty
miles of the right bank of the ldo-mllo
Americans Are Not
Frightened Out of
The German Empire
BERLIN, (Via London). May S.-The
American consulates are now receiving
answers to a postcard canvass ordered
by the embassy a few days ago to de
termine the whereabouts tand plans of
Americans still In Germany In rase of
an emergency. Almost without exception
Amei-Kwng announced their Intention to
remain in Germany And not to abandon
the bunfneta in which most of therm are
The recent suggestion In London news
papers that the American ambassador In
Berlin should be withdrawn as a protest
la case adequate satisfaction was not
given for the Lusitanla affair has been
much discussed, but there seems to be
slight disposition on the part of American
business men here to close up their en
terprises and withdraw.
The German reply to the Washington
note regarding the Lusitanla has slowly
taken ahape at a series ot conferences at
the foreign office.
It has been aoggeated ' here that If
America Insists on the right of Its cttl
snna to travel on passenger steamers be
longing to belligerents, without risk of a
submarine attack, an arrangement might
be reached by which tine American gov
ernment would certify that the cargoes
of such steamers contained no contra
band. It Is further suggested that certi
fied steamers carry some distinguishing
! mark whlc.l would free them from the
risk of being torpedoed without warning
or giving the passengers and crew a
chance to escape. However, whether tills
suggestion will ha embodied In the final
form ot the note is not known. .
And Dniester River
TETROORAD, May 22.-Vla London.)
A late report of the Russian war of
"Between Prsemysl and the great
marshes of the Dniester the Intensity of
the enemy's attacks have reached the
culminating point. The enemy suffered
particularly great . losses In their re
peated attempts te pierce, our -front in
the sector of aussakoutf-Krukanltsa.
"In the direction of the Stry on the
19th and at dawn of the 30th desperate
battles were In progress, the Issue of
which Is not yet known. But to the north
of Bolakhoff, near Banla, we recon
quered by successful counter attacks,
several trenches lost the previous day.
"Near .Kolomea the enemy has brought
up reinforcements and continues to bold
their , ground.
"On the 20th troops landed from our
fleet In the Black Sea, broke the enemy's
resistance and destroyed the quays and
stations In the region east ot , Breg U
(Asia Minor)." N
Again, Name McAdoo
WASHINGTON. May 21-A baby glrL
the second grandchild of President Wil
son, was bom tonight to Secretary anil
Mrs. William G. McAdoo. She will be
christened Ellen Wilson, for the late Mrs.
Wood row Wilson.
Tfie secretary and Mrs. McAdoo, who
Is tho president's youngest daughter,
were married In the Blue room at the
White House Just a year ago. Mr. Mc
Adoo went to his office at the Treasury
department today for the first time since
he was operated upop for appendicitis
nearly two months ago.
Tho president was at ths McAdoo home
when his granddaughter was bora.
IDEAS ON JITNEYS
Something tangible in tho way of Jitney
bus regulation has been worked out by
the directors of the Omaha Manufactur
ers' association. A letter la to be sent to
the city council by Monday boating the
suggestion of the directors for Jitney reg
ulation by ordinance. A S per cent tag
on gross earnings is to be suggested.
Monthly Inspection of the wheels, brakes
and other vital parts of the buses is to
b-s suggested, together with weekly fumi
gation of the Jitneys.
The letter will also ask that the ordi
nance Include a provision for lighting the
buaes at night when the top is up, largely
for the protection of women peaseagera
it Is to ask that the drivers be licensed
and pay a license fee. It Is to ask that
the routes, he definitely outlined and des
ignated, and that certain hours of serv
ice be maintained, and that all the pres
ent trafflo rules be observed: and, finally.
that the companies be bonded to cover
whatever losses are sustained by prop
erty or Individuals through accident.
YOUNG WOMAN ATTACKED
BY MAN IN PLATTSMOUTH
PLATTSMOITTH, .ij., May if.-fppe-clal.)
Miss Margaret Kaabe was attacked
last night by Walter L. Speck amd was
rescued only after her father, another
relative, the town police and the aherlft
bad been brought Into the encounter.
Speck had been drinking and. meeting
the young woman, sought to draw her
into the railroad yards, where her strug
gles brought assistance. She was struck
over the head and otherwise brulaed but
escaped harm otherwixe. Speck has lived
here for a number of years, being em
ployed ss a laborer.
The element of cost didn't enter Into
the designing and construction of tha
Victor Vlctrolas. The only object was to
produce a musical Instrument of perfec
tion. You will find a complete stock at
A. Hosue Co., ff West Broadway.
course of the river between Priemysl ami
Sandomlr. Tho compactness and con
sequent Immobility of the heavy Her
man formation, while successful In forc
ing the fan between Jnroslau and Lio.
chov. Is said by Russian army officers
to have prevented the Germans from ex
ecuting maneuvers which might threaten
the Russian flank. Although the tJer
mans occupy a portion of the right bank
of the river, the main defenses of tho
San appear to bo still secure.
The Austro-Ocrman force which made
Us way arrosa the river Is attempting a
movement southward to encircle Prie
mysl, but as yet this maneuver ha not
been developed sufficiently to threaten
the fortress from the east.
Kick on the British
Meat Trade Methods
LONDON. May 22. Although repre
scntistlve American shipping Interests
generally agree that .the British govern
ment has a strong case In the foreign
office memorandum defending British
treatment of detained cargoes lively ex
ception is taken to the paragraph de
voted to a defense of tho government's
action in regard to meat shipments.
Tho foreign office stated that negotia
tions for settlement of theso cases had
come to a standstill "owing to the exor
bitant terms Insisted upon by the repre
sentatives ot the American packers."
One of the leading representatives on
the American side In these negotiations
declared that In this paragraph the Brit
ish government had been wholly evasive
and absolutely unfair. The American con
tention Is substantially ss follows:
The meat was purchased under contract
In Chicago for shipment to rVandlnavtan
countr.ea. When these cargoes were de
tained, the packers told the British gov
ernment that while believing their de
tention was wholly Illegal under interna
tional law, thry were willing to come to
a frlendy settlement. Nevertheless as
business men, and to avoid a great loos
on the part of their client, they must In
sist that the government give them the
contract price which they would receive
In Scnndlnavla, as tlie meat wu prepared
for northern climes, and was not suitable
for the local market. Not only would It
bring a low price hero on that account,
but if they tierce to the government's
plan to Hell It at auction thn dumping rf
th"Ki huge conatKnmeiits on the local
miirket would bring about a reduction in
prices. Hence their rvfuaal to agree to
the government's propositi.
Demand Bills Upon
London Sinking Low
NEW rORK, May 22. Bankers with In
ternational connections were concerned
today with the course of . the foreign
exchange markets, all of which, with tho
possible exception of that of Germany,
continued to move In favor of this coun
try and point to its Increasing Import
ance as a world center of finance.
Demand bills on London declined to
4.78, which Is not only far below the
usual ' rate at which gold : can be , Im
ported from England, but establishes the
minimum quotation for thtX. form of re
mittance since the panic of 1R71, when
our bankers were resorting to every de
vice, because of home necessities, to ob
tain gold from abroad.
Francs -and llres also went to lowest
prices recorded since the outbreak of
the war, and so far ss could be learned,
today's rates for remittances to Paris and
Rome have not been equalled In a fen
eration. Relchmarks, or exchange on Germany,
were steady with moderate transactions,
but rates on all other continental con
fers were weak. Cables from Paris re
port a record quotation for French ex
change on London.
Massed on Frontier
CIIIA8SO, Switzerland (Via Faris), May
22. Information reaching the Italian
frontier, from the Austrian frontier la to
the effect that there are large accumula
tions of Austrian troops In the upper
valley of the Adlge river and the Schul
den valley, coming from Innsbruck, and
also at alums. They are accompanied
by many German officers.
Sees Italy Merely
Delay Victory Hour
BERLIN, May 22. (Via Amsterdam and
London.) "Certainly the addition of Italy
to the hostile side means for the central
powers and Turkey postponement of their
final victory, but not In the same degree
at tho present moment as would have
been the case months ago," writes Major
Moraht, the military critic. In the Tage
blatt. SENATOR KENY0N HAS
MANY SPEAKING DATES
FORT DODOE, la . May ZL-fSpectal.)
"I expect to meet between 60.000 and
60,000 people on my speaking trips) through
Iowa this summer." declared Benator W,
8. Kenyon here today.
The senator has almost as many
speeches as he would make In a cam
paign. High school commenctments,
Memorial day celebrations. Fourth of
July observations and meetings of com
mercial organizations have made' calls
He will give three Memorial addresses
this spring. He will speak at Creston
May 29, at Cherokee May 30 and at
Madrid May Si. On June t he addresses
the state encampment of the Grand Army
of the Republlo at Bloux City.
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H. C. HOHTWICK, President
TBl'MA.N BUCK, V. Pre.
F. K. GKTTY, Cashier.
Societies of the ,
High School Hold
Friday most of the literary societies at
the central high School elected officers
for the next semester In s-Vptcinler. The
Iemothenlan society will hold an open
meeting thla evening in the Auditorium
and the Webster, next Wednesday. The
following are the officers elected by
the various societies:
Athenian Debating Society John Talia
ferro, president; tiniys.in Garner, Men
president; Fred Montgomery, wvretnry ;
l'hlllp Thomae. ttvaSMrur; Charles Hall,
reporter, Vivian Hover, rergrant-at-arnis
lemosthenlan lhatlug Horlotv Arili
Olsvn, president: John Kldtido, vice
president; Head Zimmerman, secretary;
Russell Brady, treasurer; Sol RemlMs,
reporter; Harry Pedersen and liny Bur
Webster Charles Morearty, president;
(Dean Sunderland, vice president; Daniel
Lougwell, secretary treasurer; Harry
Mo snd Harry Matthews, sergeants-at-arms.
Margaret Fuller Mynie Gllchrlsf. presi
dent; Mildred Rhnades, vi,-e prexhlent;
Martha Gelger, se-retarr: Ida t.angdon.
treasurer: K lima bet h Sturdrvant. sor-geant-et-erms;
Gertrude Matson, re
porter. HawthorneMargaret Qulnby, presl.
denl; Martha Ulley, vice president; Mil
dred Thompaett, wertnry; lOH.-.sbfuh
Wellman. reporter; Mildred Turrlsan.
Elaine Beatrice Johnson. president,
Oertrude Lonovan, vice president; Mar
garet sehurlg. treasurer; Ikrt Berry,
secretary; Winifred Rranf. reporter; l'hyl
llss Hunter and Elisabeth Perrlgo, ser
geants -a t-arma.
Browning Lurtle Hoel, president;
Maude MoGMI, vice president: I 'on, thy
Arter, secretary; Luc tin Lathrop, tress
urer; Dorothy Edwards, editor of The
Oracle; Vivian Byrd and Garnet Elmm,
sergeants-at-arms; Margaret Walker, re
porter. Declaration of War
Is Hourly Awaited
LONDON, May H.-Th Rome corre
spondent ot the Times In a dispatch deal
ing with the Austro-Itallan situation com
ments on what he terms the curious posi
tion of Italy. Negotiations with Austria
have bean broken off since May 4 he
says, and all measures have been duly
sanctioned by tho Italian Parliament, but
a formal declaration of war la still to
come and although this to expected to
night or tomorrow. It may possibly be
delayed for a day or two.
The Bee Want Ads Are Best Business
tnre at Webster City Robbed.
WKBSTER C1TV. Ia., May H.-tSpo-rtal
Telegram.) The Caah s l.enhard
store In this city was robbed ot several
thousand dollars worth of olr.thlng,
traveling bagis, Jewelry and umbrellas
lost, night: Tho thieves made good tholr
escape. The robbery s the largest that
has occurred here In years. ..
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