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I .NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
COUNCIL BLUFFS.
MINOR Mlv.VTION.
Davlg sells glass.
Tine A. H. C. beer , Ncumnycr's hotel.
Wclftbnch burners nl Hlxby's. Tel. 193.
Hudwclser beer 1 * Hosenfeldt. agent.
p Hudlii Is homo from a trip to rhl-
cn < , " '
. , .
Oct your work ilono at the popular Kaglo
laundry. 721 Hroadwny. 'Phono 157.
3V. C. Estop , undertaker , 28 Pearl street
s . /-V-cf'Js : Ofllre. VI : icsldcnco. 3 .
The place lo have your framing -lone ,
Alexander's Art Emporium. 333 Broadway.
Alderman Oirlstonwn tins reported to tlio
jinllep tbc theft of n fur robe from his
iijggy.
The republl'-nn rlty central committee will
inoel in Ix evening nt 8 o't'lock In room 218
In the Merrlnm block.
The.rfRiilnr meeting of the Woman's San
itary Heller commission will be held this
afternoon In the city rouncll chamber.
A , l.i. cpli bus l > u relumed the Diniuetto
i.imlv fnci < > ry nd Intends shipping It to
borne' point In thu northern part of town.
K II. CMirlnt.x , who has been In thi < city
M'vcnil days on buflncKS nnd pleasure com
bined. left for his homo In Des Molnes yes-
li-rduy.
f II Milliard of Missouri' Valley , member
of the Hoard of Supervisors of Hnrrlfon
county , was a caller at the county' cotirf
JIOIIHP yuslerdny. '
Krtink Fox. lorul manager ofi the Hong- '
land lumber yards , Is 1-elnK POkeii of as a
< -nnillilute for alderman in the Fifth ward
liy the demorrnls.
Luther Warren of Omnhii will deliver fine
oi his free public lectures tcnlKhl In Odd
Fellows' hull. 1 1 In subject will be "The-
Vnlti-il Stntei In Prophecy. "
WllllnmV. . farrnblne nnd Itlanche I ! .
Oirrlrk. bolh fnnn Norfolk , Neb. , were
nmrrliM ) In this city yesterday. Justice 1-i-r-
rler porfonnltiK the ceremony.
P. IS.Vhlte , travelltlK' poBsengcr agent of
the IJIInolK Central , with hendiitiarters nt
C'ed.'ir Itnnlds. was In tlio city yesterday
on liiiNlness coniuwteci with his road.
Some of the republicans hnve decided to
mil a public nvttlng for next Tuesday
nlu'ht In the city hall to discuss the ndvlsa-
Jilllty of fixing a slate for the coming city
election.
The regular meeting of Slmduklnm temple
No. SI. Dramatic Order Knights of Khoras-
dm ; , will be held this evenliiB In KnlghtH of
ij'ythlns hall , Merrlnm block , when several
tvrnsi will be escorted across the burning
II. A. Cole mid Chnrk'H Swallie arc In IJes
CM"lnes attenilliiK the nnmmPronventlon of
the Iowa Hetnll Ihirrtwaro Dealers' afso-
I'liitlon. Mr. Cole nnd .Mr. Swulno are , r ° -
eiioctively president and treasurer of the
usxoclatlon.
In resimm * to the rc.tuest of the. Mer
chants' nnd Manufacturers' association the
Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul railway will
henceforth advertise Council Bluffs In con
nection with Sli'iix ' City nnd Omaha as one
of the. principal points on ItH system.
Grace , the Infant daughter of Mr. and
Sirs. A. \ \ . Fruet , 1923 South Fourth street.
illed yesterday evening of fever , aged 4
ciionths. Tne fune.nl will be held this morn
ing at 10 o'clock from -tho family residence
and Interment will be In Falrvlcw ceme
tery.
The police were notilled about 1 o'clock
yesterday morning that burglars had In
vaded the ollli'e of the Klmball Elevator
company on South Ninth street. Ofllcer.s
ilctallctl on the. case discovered nothing
jnoro serious than a number of foot tracks
In th" snow around the building.
.1. L. Uaker , who has for a number of
years been , the local manager of the Ohio
Cultivator company In this city , has severed
Jils connection with that linn and accepted
11 position with the T. G. Northwall com
pany of Omaha , lie left last evening for
the. east In the interest of tlio rlrm.
S.V. . Forney llle.1 an Information In
Justice VIn'H cojit yesterday charging
Jllruin S. Jordan with obtaining money
under fulse pretenses nnd a warrant for the
latter's arrest was Issued. Forney recently
ijuirchased from Jordan the hitter's barber
nh < > | > on Broadway and ho now claims that
Jordan secured $ 'JU of his money under false
rc-pi'o.soiitatlons ua to the rent being paid In
advance. r
The regular monthly meeting of the Mer
chants' and Manufacturers' association ad
journed from 'last Thursday will be hold "this
evening , ut the city council chamber. Presi
dent Casper will urge the securing of legis
lation to place the telephone company more
iiniler the control of the municipality. Cas
per claims the rates charged by the com
pany In this city are exorbitant and wants
legislation that will give the city council
power to regulate name.
Alton t $ T > 00 dnninge wa done to the stock C
In S. A. Plurce < t Co.'s 'shoo store at the
corner of Main street and Broadway early
yesterday morning by llro whluh started
tfroni an overheated furnace. Sholvlng next
the chimney 1 > ( > canio Ignited , but wns ex
tinguished before the Unmet * spread through
tlio store. The damage principally wns to
the stock of chlldrun'H shoes. The blaze
was extinguished by tlio employes Just as
the lire department arrived.
Miss Nellie Caughcy died yesterday noon
nt the resldtiiico of her uncle. Alderman L.
j\ . Casper , 1110 Eitst Plcrco street , from
heart disease , aged 25 years. She had been
nil Invalid for a number of years. The fu
neral will be held tomorrow afternoon at
2 o'clock from the residence and Interment
will bo In Falrvlew cemetery. The services
will be conducted by Hev , H. Knox , rector
of Grace Episcopal church , nf which Mlfs
Ciiughey had been a valued member. a
N. Y. Plumblnu dx. Tel.2r.O. .
lloliiKH 1" the DlKlrlut Court. $
Judge Thoruell returned from Sidney yes
terday and reconvened district court , when
the trial of the suit of E.V. . Slgler against
Nora Murphy was retmmed , The hearing "
wan not completed when court adjourned
for tbo day.
It Is expected that Judge Thornell will
pass sentence this morning on Frank Paul ,
convicted of breaking Into n Burlington
way-ear ml stcallncr an overcoat , and on
Jrtiso Thompson , who pleaded guilty to the
larceny of a quantity of Jewelry and other A
articles from the Klopplng home , near
Ncola. Sentence on J. A. Orccory will not
IMI passed until Ills motions for new trials
nro < Ufl ( > QHod by the court , to
The 'Will of the late Dctlcff Witt of Boomer
township was admitted to probate , und the
son. John Witt , appointed executor , under
liomlri. Inv ; the .sum. of $3,000. Detleff Wilt
'
left un'.estate , of considerable value' In this 30
county , , ' , ,
An order wjs rocrlvrtl yesterday from
Judge Green } n tlje caso.of Sarah B. Tlobrer
ngalimt .Oio pity of Counpll' Bluffs , In which
( hotclty 'IiUH ten clays to- file Its acceptance
of the ap'jiralHeuiejit of $1.900 placed" 011 the
property . .toythe Jury and pay over thin
ninount to the fchurlff. or In the event of Its
falluro to do so , It will be deemed as a
rpusql ( o/i , the. part of the city nnd , Mrs.
Hohrer may move- for judgment qnd attor
ney's feeSj whlQh. the court , heretofore ; fixed
nt J375v.aH the" iiniount .Ilio city stiould pay
to Attorney FlnleyHurko , counsel for Mrs.
t KiKiir | C. Suillli l.'iiiii-il ,
Smlth. manager of the New VorU
T.lfo Innuram-e company , waw tendered a be
pleasant surprise Wednesday evening by the
members of b's olllce fnrco anil a number
nf 'the Ti oiittt. xvh'o gathered at his home ,
' 17 First1 avenue , and presented him with a
iiandeoino' bld-h'fadiid cane. Although taken
* > y surprise ! , Mr. Smith was equal to thn
occasionsn \ \ \ with tht > a.lstanre of Mr * ,
Smith , livljo. ( | his' unexpected , though none
the IriiS'vWjlcome. guests to partake of the
Sicipiiatlr ( { | of Ills home , with the result
that a post enjoyable evening was spent.
These present were ; Mr. and Mrs. It. E.
Herdmun..Mr. ' and MS. . L. Campbell , Mr.
md Mr , . $ 8. Mastcrsop , Mr. nnd Mr ; E.
K , Zlnxpiefman , Mr , * and Mrs. J. N , McDonald
*
Donald pjf Omaha Mr and Mrs. II. n. Hct-
ruk , Mr , Hnd Mrs. F. A. Blxby. Mr. and
Mrs. J A. Johnson of South Omaha , Mr"-
J. F Pfoti lco , Mf , J. NNortheott , Miss
B , F. .Mcf&rtney. MU's/llltta Freeman , Miss
Nellie MUler , MIns Edith Huuna. and
Htr . K , A. Relini'rs , Frank FUlu , Henry
Villler and Jl F Alexander of Omaha , of
FARM LOAMS
la Ki5trn KebravVs eo
jlowu. Jantea N. Casady , Jr. ,
Malu Bt. Council lilull * .
ESCAPES HIS FOES IN DEATH
Frenzied Stranger'Ends ' His Life to Thwart
in Imaginary Mob ,
HUGHES SEEKS REFUGE IN THE SANCTUARY
IIIcivFoiiml Krlciiiln ,
lloivcvcr , Innnnc .Mnn .Srndn llul-
lc ( Thrnuch llrnln nf St.
Jlcrnnril'n llonjiltnl.
A stranger , whoso name Is supposed to be
Alfred D. Hughes and whoso actions clearly
demonstrated ho was mentally deranged ,
committed xulcldo yesterday morning nt St. '
Bernard's hospital by shooting himself '
through t the head. The deed was com- '
milled H few minutes after the unfortunate .
man had- been tak'cn to the Institution by
Rev. Father Smyth of St. Francis Xnvior's '
church. , ' *
Hughes appeared at the residence of
Father Smyth shortly before 9 o'clock nnd
upon being admltlcd to the priest's room
threw himself on his knees and begged for
his protection nnd blessing. With his eyes
almost ntnrtlng from his head , the man
poured forth a story of how he was being
pursued by a mob of Free Masons who were
Intent on taking his life. Between each
word ho would look wildly around the room '
ns It afraid of someone. He begged the
priest to save him from the mob , and said
that Father Smyth alone could save him
from the vengeance of the mob that wa
fiP
pursuing him. He begged , the priest to
hide him eomewhcro In the house.
Seeing that the man was undoubtedly In
sane. Father Smyth determined to summon
8t
the ; police and so Informed his strange vis
itor. When Father Smyth mentioned "po
lice" the man threw his arms around the
priest's limbs and with tears streaming
trom his eyes begged plteously that ho would
not turn him over to the police. Moved
by the man's importunities , Father Smyth
decided to .take him to St. Bernard's hos-
pita ! and place htm In charge of the sis
ters , there until the authorities could be
tin
notified. He had a carriage called and
when \ the man learned where the priest Intended
vt
tended ! taking him he quieted down sorne-
what.
TnlkN to Illiiincir.
On the way to the hospital. In answer to
Inquiries , from Father Smyth , the man told
tih tih his name was Hughes and that his
home was In Chester , England. He eald
he had been working as a farmhand for some
time near East St. Louis and that Monday
evening ho left Burlington , la. , on his way
to Fremont , Neb. , where he had a brother
tiII
living. On reaching the hospital , Father
IIS
Smyth turned the man over to Mother Vin
cent , who engaged him In conversation
while an attendant In the Insane department
was being sent for. To Mother Vincent the
man said ho wanted to bo hidden for n
couple of days or so to escape the vengeance
Clo
of a mob of Free Masons who were deter
mined ou taking his life and were pursuing
him with that Intent. He said that after
he had been hidden at the hospital for a day
or so ho could then be sent away dis
guised and continue his Journey to Ne
braska.
The man's demeanor- this time was
quiet , although' his wild statement showed
clearly ! that he was suffering from mental
derangements. He was placed. In charge of
dJi
James Wlnslow , assistant In charge of the
JiIT
male Insanity ward. On the way to the
wing of the hospital reserved for the care
ol Insane patients the man conversed rationally
oltl
tionally with Wlnslow , but on reaching the
tlre
receiving room he suddenly backed Into a
reC
corner ( nnd , drawing n revolver , he held It
with both hands against his forehead , drew
wtl
the trigger and sent a bullet crashing
through his brain before Wlnslow , who was
ttOI
only a few feet distant , coulft prevent him. J.
Coroner lloldii an Inquest.
The body , on the orders of Coroner Trey-
nor , was removed at once to Estep's under
taking rooms , where an inquest was held
In the afternoon. The witnesses examined
were Father Smyth and Attendants Wlnslow
and Galvln of the hospital. No additional
facts were adduced and the Jury returned a
verdict of suicide while the man was laborIng -
Ing under a fit of Insanity.
Among the man's effects were } 8 in cash ,
receipt from the National Employment
company , 113-5 North Sixth street , St. Louis ,
Indicating that A.B. . Hughes paid a fco of
$2 on January 25 pf this year for securing
employment , a small memorandum book , in
which a number of entries Indicated that
the owner had worked at graveling and
"slipping" during December and up to Janu P.
ary 17 last ; a gold-filled open-faced Elgin It.
watch , various papers and part of a ticket
issued at the Union depot In Burlington to
Fremont , Neb. iit
Hughes evidently arrived In Council Bluffs
yesterday morning on the Burlington train
Tc
No , fi , which reaches hero at 7:50 : o'clock. ,
th
man answering his description ruehod Into
nl
Bell & Evans' '
restaurant about 8 o'clock ,
and flinging down on the counter a certificate th
In
tificate of deposit for $140 said : "Give thin
tn
Alfred B , Hughes when he calls. " He
In
then left the restaurant ns hurriedly as ho
all
hud entered. The certificate of deposit was
Issued by the Farmem' & Slorchanls' State IsW
bank of Blue Earth 'City , Minn. , September W
, 1S9 ! > , for J140 , in the. name of Alfred B. \v
Hugheii. After the Inqueat , when the pro
prietors of the restaurant learned of the
tmlcldo at the hospital , they turned the cer- T
llflcafe of deposit oyer to the chief of police. mi
From statements "made by Hughes to the pa
attendants at St. Bernard's It Is thought yc
hu baa a brother jilsp In Pltlsburg , Pa. Jn
JnM
JnAl
KxoncrntCN ( | | ( . lliilMvn > - roniiuiny. Al
The coroner's Inquest on the death of John ah
Montgomery , the centenarian run down ex
and killed by a ' freight traln , on the Mil
waukee tracks T'uesdhy .mornltiB , hejd yea-
lerday rooming , "reunited' the Jury bring If
ing in a verdict exonerating the railway lei
cgmpany from all blame In the accident.
The only witnesses examined were the mem.
bors of the train crew , us they happened to
the only persons who saw Uio accident. In
The testimony of the switchmen wan to the
effect that they saw Montgomery on the
track , but expected he would move- off be thu
fore the train reached him. When the train JKl
was within about 200 fcot of him the switch-
inen on the foremost car. seeing that Mont Uio
gomery made no sl'gna of moving from the
track , gave the signal to stop , which was ran
answered by the engineer , but the train cli
could not be 'brought ' to a standstill until te
after the old. man had been struck and
several ' c w had passed over bin body.
'Montgomery's funeral was held yesterday br
from St. Francis Xovler's church , the serv trite
ices being conducted by Rev. Father Smyth. < to
*
Interment was In the- Catholic cemetery. bis
Home from n I.olihyliiK Trip , For Ills <
Mayor Jennings and CH/ Clerk Phillips Ui
returned yesterday from Dca Molnes , where ev
to
they had been In the Interest of several bills
pending before the legislature , tbo passage toU
which are of vital Importance to this U
city. th
city.While In
While In the capital city the bill amend HU
ing subdivision S of section 65S of the code til
as to explicitly define the position of po
mayors or cltien f the. ' flr , cUn | n city Oil m
rounrllK wsu oasstd. The amendment
makes the mayor a member of the coun
cil , ns well ns Its presiding officer , but only
gives him the right to cast a vote In case
of a tic.
The bill empowering cllles of the first
class to levy a tax not exceeding 3 mills
on tbo dollar for the purpose ot creating n
city fire fund wns reported favorably from
the sub-coinmlttre Into the scna'tu , and the
chnnrcs for Its passage arc Bald to bo
bright. The bill ns orlRlnnlly drafted by
the t League ( if Iowa Municipalities provided
for n I'l-mill levy , but this \\iis cut down by
the committee.
The special nssewunonl bill Is still In the
hands ot the committee , but both Mayor
Jorinlcus nnd City Clerk Phillips were ns-
sitrcd that some bill practically along thn
lines of the one prepared by the league
will be pnssod this session ,
Howell's Anll-"Kawf" ouron coughs , colds ,
SIMiCT 1'I.AflJI ) l.M > Klt AHIII3ST.
C. llnrrlnon. SlliioNcd | Id UK nn
Ovrri'ont Tlilrf , In III C'liNloily ,
The pollco have In custody ft man named
P. ' 0. Harrison , whom they believe to ho
responsible for the ntimcrotm thefts ot overcoats -
coats ' that , have occurred hero In the last
.fo\v ' days , Harrlsoni was arrcHtcd by 0111-'l 1
cor Callahan and Detective Weir a few mlni
'ules after ho had sold'u pair of trousers
'yesterday morning at fllllnskl's second-hand
'goods store on West Droadwny. Hu was
Identified by GillnsUl nsj the man who Bold
him Attorney's Oablo's overcoat. When
searched a pair of gloves and n pokct handf.
kerchief that had been lit the pockets of
Iho overcoat slolen from A. II. Hodklns
Tuesday nflernoon were found on him , In-
dlcallng lhat ho was responsible for the
theft of this coat. Harrison was also Ident
lilled by IJr. Williams us Iho man who
called ; at his residence Monday nftoraoon
and : made Inquiries about a dentist. A
few minutes afler Hits man's deparluro j
Dr. Williams discovered that his'overcoat.
was missing- '
Harrison has been rooming at the Ogdcn
hotel , which Is opposite Hughes' hall , and
the pollco suspect that ho nlso stole W. II.
Silicon's overcoat Monday night while the
latler was attending a meeting of the Modern -
orn Woodmen of America.
Jlarrlson Is a newcomer to Council Dluffa
nnd has been working for n few days so
liciting orders for a firm thai enlarges pho-
tographs. He claims to be an agent also
for sonio missionary sociely ami denies beiug
(
guilty of the thefts of the coats. Ho was |
somewhat under the influence of liquor
when taken Into custody and a pint bottle ,
ol whisky , nearly empty , was found on
him. Ho Is about 40 years of age , with ft :
somewhat clerical appearance. I I
'
Detective Weir , assisted by the Omaha
police , recovered last night In n pawn shop
across the river the overcoats stolen from
Dr. Williams and A. H. Bodkins. They (
were pawned there by a man answering thu !
description of Harrison. It Is said that
Harrison's right name Is Perkins.
Davis sells paints.
To Aliolinli ( lie Superior .Court.
A petition Is being circulated urging the
legislature to pass a bill at this session
abolishing the superior court. These favor-
Ing such a bill urge that the superior court
Is an expensive nnd at the same time Useless
luxury. Very few cases ore over tried before
It , U le claimed , and nearly nil ot the large
cities tn the elate hnvo dispensed with such
court. Cedar Rapids , Keokuk und n few
others are the only cities In the state now
supporting superior courts. These who favor
the abolishment of this court claim that the
pollco cases that are. brought 'before ' It can
be readily attended to by a. Justice of the
peace or a duly appointed police judge ,
which position , It is urged , could be held
by the mayor.
A. L. Melsnor , having purchased the In
terest of H. C. Addis In the Iowa Fuel com
pany , will collect all accounts duo the firm
and assume all outstanding obligations.
Itcnl KHtiile TrniinferM.
g
The following transfers wore filed yester
day In the abstract , title and loan office of
. W. Squire , 101 Pearl street :
William Taylor and wife to John and
Mary Walker , lot 1 , block , Judson'a
1st add to Neoln , w d $1,400
Conwny Savings bank to H. W. Binder ,
trustee , lot 12 , block 4 , Twin City
Place add , w d 200
John D. Barkhuff and wife to Wil
liam II. Unrkhuff , sn',4 ' nw'/l 7-77-44.
w d 1,300
James L. Coffcy and wife to David
Campbell , part sw'J sw'i 2-77-41 , w d. 1,400
w
Licenses to wed were Issued yesterday to
the following persons : a
Name and ncaldence. Age. Is (
Louis Schoontng , Mlnoola , la 20 ,
Fannie Deltchler , Silver City , la 19 se
William II. Cnrrablne , Norfolk , Neb 23 fr
Blanche R. Carrlck , Norfolk , Neb 13 Ir
. A. Myers , Harrison county 44 si
. C. Coke. Persia , la 23 fr
frol
ACT I > KMMIHATILV.
ol
olut
Htouk of .Silk Comix Sorted Over mill ut
IJi-Nl Carried Awny. si
CEDAR IIAPIDS , In. , Fob. 14. ( Special leOi
Telegram. ) Burglars gained an entrance to Oi
the store of John H. Taft & Co. last
,
night and going to the silk counter carried
the entire stock upstairs , assorted II , plac
ing the best and finest goods In grips or a
trunk , and made their escape without leav
ing a single clue to their Identity , Nearly
tlio goodfi had Just been received and tt
estimated that the silks and ratlns taken
were worlh fully $3,000. It was evidently thu
work of professionals.
Coiniiiiliy KlcctH Olllcei'H ,
CEDAR RAPIDS , la. , Feb. 11. ( Special
Telegram. ) At the twenty-third annual
meeting of the American Poland-China company
\
pany hero today officers for the ensuing
year were elected as follows : President ,
Jacob Oroaswan , I anarlc , 111. ; secretary , W ,
. McFudden , West Liberty , In. ; treasurer ,
Allen Coeroft. Independence , In , Reports
showed the affairs of the company were In
excellent shapo.
louu \ * VFMoliK. .
The live drur-ntores at Falrlleld have been
temporarily enjoined against Helling Intox ing
icating lluuorn.
Hobcrt 1 Leo of LetlB. la , , 1ms been ar
rested 'on the 'charge of 1116311118 ; mall from fc
rural fire mall deliveryboxes. . an
The appropriation bill * to far InlrodUeed of
the senate ut Dos Molnrn aggregate
J3ffi,5'J8. The house tills aggregate $1,607,67 ! ' .
The KplseopallanH have decided to sell
Orlswolil college property nt Daven
port to tbo city for public school purposes.
The Ice crop In being harvested by thu m
light of the moon ut Oubuque , nwlng lo HI
Bhort Intervals of cold weather and
consequent jjood ) cc. dlb
ncrtba Ollvi-r , the Washington girl who by
away from homo < lreseU In boy's CO
clothes , has been found In Uedrlck. She In
tells a romantic story of her travels In box
earn. lisa
HEw
A. A. Heynolils. thn 'Momrzumn bridge w
contractor who skipped nut and was fo
brought back by otllcerg , has xettltvl liis
troubles at the rate of 35 cent * on the fowl
dollar. wl
fieorgo W. Sehee of Prlmghar continues th
'work In behalf of
good public libraries. seth
latent offer wa.s made to Storm Lake ,
the
the purposu of outabllnhlng a library
Uiere he proposes to donate CO centH for in
every dollar raised by the vltlzenu of the sc
town. A committee has bean appointed to
solicit subscriptions.
The ovncr of a Tort Dodge poultry es- . ofm
Ubllshment , wnere ixiultry la dreasod for oful
tviatern markets , U fattening 8,000 ducks ule
lilx yardK. ' He stutca that bo hag hud no
cvss In feeding thickens or turkeyn , u * BePi
they will not eat In strange quarters und Pi
consequently sbrlnk In weight dully. Duckn , th
the other hand , will fatten nlrely. This
of
man employ" tiny mm , wno arpdally n-
ruecU In VilHiiLuntl UrCsalnir uoultfv - ot
CHAIRMEN SCARCE IN IOWA
Man Wanted to Fill Vacancy on State
Board of Control ,
LEGISLATURE SAYS GOODBYE TO LARRABEE
Iti-porf * I'nvornlil v 1111 Hill
lo Alinllfth Olllco of I'rliK.-r mill
Hinder 1IIII in i\-niiit Simnr
ImliiMrjr from Tuxntlon.
DES MOINES , Kcb. 14. ( Special Tele-
gram. ) Six men have been offered Iho
chalrmaushlp of Iho Stale Hoard of Conlrol
by j Governor Slmw. The Ilrsl , Colonel Hood
of Mount Vernon , was turned down by the
senate ! ; the balance have simply notified
the governor that they would not take the
position 1 under any consideration. The fact
1t
of the matter Is that the position Is "goln1
n beggln' , " for the governor has traveled
from ' river to river lo get Komo ot his
friends to accept the place. Since Hood'sf
conflrmalton Was lurned down by Ihe sen-
ale i Iho nomination has been declined by
Major O. 13. Stanlon of Contervllle , Colonel
W. II. Cnlbertson of Carroll. B. S. Ellsworth
of Iowa Kails , ex-Senator II. L. Waterman
nnd i Captain J. 0. Hutchison of Ottmmva
and Captain M. Head of Jefferson. The
governor staled today that ho had several
other men In mind for the place , but will
probably not tctidcr It lo any one for a day
or two. No one has any very definite Idea'
as to who will be the final appointee , though
the t friends of Major E. A. Conslgney of
Avoca still claim that he may get It.
I'urcIl < o Hi-nilvcrnnr.
At 11:30 : this afternoon both houses of
the legislature adjourned and repaired In a
:
body to the Board of Control rooms In the
basement of Iho capltol building , where
Ihey waited upon ex-Governor Lnrrabeo
and lold him goodbye before he retires from
public ] llfo In Iowa and goes abroad. The
visit of the legislature was brief. Lieuten
ant Governor Mllllman , on their behalf ,
bade Governor Larrabco godspeed as he re
tired from ' iwcnty-Pvo years of actlvo
service In public life In Iowa , " and to this
Governor Larrabco responded briefly. Ho
was so overcome by the demonstration
on the part of the general assuibly that ho
could scarcely speak. He thanked them for
the evidences of their good will and frlond-
ship , saying that as a public servant ho
had tried to do his duty , with little regard
for ' his own comfort and convenience. Ho
'sjoko particularly of the manner In which |
his labors on the Board of Control had
been lightened by the willing co-operation
of his colleagues , After the spoechmaklng
lh& visit lermlnatcd Informally by a gen'c
oral handshaking with the governor , who
leaves the city this evening and sails for
IiE
Europe In a short time with a family
party.
The house committee on printing- and
.
binding has reported In favor of the bill
.
by Clark of Dallas for the abolishment
of the olllce of printer and binder. Action
had not been expected so eoon , as the
.
Investigating committee had not entirely
completed worksbut the author of the measure
"
ure urged lhat "the report be made with
out further < talay. ' It Is t nought the report -
port of the committee , wlll have considerable
'
able weight 'injjjjlo house , at , it is the result
of minute Investigation !
HM " " *
Encourneejueu * " * . In. Snunr Tnilnntrlca.
Blake of We'liJ er Tnstroduced a bill this
morning for th'iji Gncou'rageiuent of the su
gar Industry /in / the state by exompllng
from taxation 'flll property1 of corporation *
fiC
establishing ! * ltl ] The exemption Includes
mills , machinery ? nnd all' needed appara
tus , the grbun'd upon which the factory
is located , the cap'llal invesled and the
isP1
personal property In connection with the
business and all stock shares and certifi
cates. If the bill passes It will go into
service | at once. . a
Miller of Fayctte and Byers Introduced
insurance bills. The first provides that
companies may , in accordance with their ar
ticles of Incorporation , collect policy and
survey fees and mnko a B ssmenta lo pro
vide for losses , but that they shall not
Issue paldup policies In which liabilities are
fixed at a stated sum for any given period [
or receive cash premium notes In full payw
ment for Insurance for any given period. t
The Byers bill allows life insurance com- '
panics to carry accident policies.
Four now .bills were introduced In tbo
senate this morning , the most Important of
which is by Hazlcton and proposes to re
quire foreign utlorneys acting In cases to
appoint [ an atlorncy residing where the case
s to be Irled , upon whom notice may be
served. At present many foreign attorneys
entirely evade such service. Townscnd in
troduced a bill providing that councllmen rl
sitting as boards of review shall receive pay rlru
from the counties Instead of towns. Tre-
ru
wln Introduced a bill to Include gasoline , , m
electric and mechanically-propelled boats
under Inspection , the same as sail and
steamboats , and Lister Introduced a bill to
legalize the Incorporation of the town of
Ochcydau.
Hill for Normal .Solioolx.
The bill for Iho establishment of three
normal schools will bo taken up as a spe
cial order In the house tomorrow. Tomorrow
afternoon Miss Anna Donnaven , superin
tendent of schools In Palo Alto county , will
appear before the house committee In be
half of the measure ,
t
The Elker exemption bill caused a two
hours' discussion In the senate today. It
was referred.
MINE WORKERS DO LITTLE
\ollilnir Important DIxeUHHeil at Nc -
Hloii of I'ulleilHHiieliilloii llii c
llnll Si-lieiluli ! JVut Determined.
DES MOINKS , Feb. H. ( Special Tele-
gram. ) The second day of the aesblon of
the United Mluo Workers' association finds
but little accomplished other than what was
taken up yesterday. The committee appointed
'
yes'ierday tn fix u scale for' Ibo coming min
year has bad Its troubles during the day
and has tried to get togelher. There are dif
ferent opinions oven with the miners as well
in thu ranks of thu operator * . The work
tills committee will bo finished before
tomorrow , tbo data set for tbo conference
between the association and Ibe operators U
who are expected to arrive this evening.
There arq .two things which may bo de
manded ; of the , oporaiars , , tomorrow the abolition fl
lition of tbeiecroen and the cutting of the
differential , TJiA Ilr > t question Is championed
the Second district , which Includes the
counties of Monroe , Mabaska and Wapello.
Ihls district tbo operators are said to
u one and three-quarter Inch screen ,
which ; purmlje. only about one-half to threc-
fourtha of the foal mined to reach the car
which the miner gete puld. The flnu coal ,
which Is caused by the blasting , which goes
through the screen , is one of the readiest
sellers , but for the raining of this article
miner' gels nothing. The price paid for
mining In this district le about 75 cents for
screened coal and GO cents for mine run.
The representatives of the different towns
the new Western league left the city this
morning without determining upon a sched
for the games to be played during the
season. Several outlines of schedules were
prepared und these will bo considered by
varlouu managers and ball enthusiasts
the .eitlro Included In the league and an
other meeting will bu bcld lueldo of three er
fcur weeks nl Omnltn nt which time the
schedule will bo propnroil anil announced.
I'pon the request of the DCS Mnlnrn hall
men tlio franchises were fixes ! nt five ycnrs
Instead of thrrp , ns bail boon decided upon
nnu una neon uu > custom.
At the nnntml banquet of the Tlppecnnoo
club held hero tonight < i banner wns pro-
nented to Mononn county for tnnkliiK the
largest republican Rnlti at the last elrcllou.
Kx-Govcrnor Larrnbco retired today from
the Hoard of Control. Ho started tonight for
Kfiypt on a pleastiro tour with n party in
cluding .Mrs. Don Itovo of Lincoln , Nrb.
The I'lonecr Lawmakers of Iowa opened
their annual convention hero today with
fifty members present.
RAILROAD WILL BE BUILT
icntN HUM * lle.-n Completed
for llu-
Orleans I , In.- .
NEVADA , In. , Feb. 14. ( Special Tele
gram. ) E. W. Olfford , ono of the represent-
attvoH of the Duluth & Now Orleans Hallway -
way company , who has been In the east
, for the last two weeks , Is home. He has
' been In Chicago , also In New York , In com
pany with the contraclors , Lawlor * Reid ,
i looking afler Ihe purchase of rails , etc. , nnd
the complete closing up of nil financial mnt-
lera pcrlalnlng lo Uio loaning of money on
bonds. Through Ihe elTorts of Olfford In
his last trip , $1 < 0.000 Is on deposit In n
1J [ Now York bank ready for use In rommene-
jlng iho work on construction. The bond
I ! company baa made many more concessions *
'
since ; the signing up of the contract last
i' November , and ono of the principal ones la
the placing of the money on deposit In nd-
vance , to bo drawn as needed In the work.
The company has alee purchased eighty-live
miles of rails , which are made and piled up
. ready to be shipped when wanted. The sit il
lation financially Is on the tnnst liberal terms
i that could be expected and places the Duluth
& New Orleans company in n position to
commence work at once , which will be done.
As soon as the printing of the bonds Is
completed , which will bo done In a short
tlmp , the contracllng firm , Lawler R. Reid
of Now York city , will come lo thlc city and
commence operations. The material .for the
road will bo shipped to Nevada nnd the road
between Nevada and Des Molncs will be
built first , commencing here nnd working
south , nnd when this Is finished will work
north to Osage.
SALOON DOORS ARE CLOSED
For Second Time Temperance IVoulc
Arc Ahead nnd ION MolucN IN
n I > rv TIMVII.
DES MOINES , Fob. 14. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Every saloon In DCS Molnes closed
Its doors a second time Ihls afternoon nnd
the Indications are they will be compelled
to keep them closed the balance of the year.
The lemperance people In connection with
the anti-saloon league of the state held a
meeting this morning and ordered the offl-
.cers of the association to notify the saloon
men no more time would bo given nnd that
they must .close their doors at once or subJect -
Ject themselves to .Injunction proceedings. '
When the attorneys for the saloons were
eerved with nollces they Immediately sought
their clients and advised them to cease oper
ating. The attorneys for the temperance
people were at once urged lo defray steps
of prosecution as the saloons would accede
to the demands. At a meeting of the Re1
tail Liquor Dealers' association steps were
taken for the circulation of a new petition ;
of consent. A motion was put and car
ried and work begun on' the Instrument this '
morning.
T '
Slcnnl CoriinOrKniilzril. .
CLINTON , la. , Fob. 14. ( Special. ) The
organization of .a detachment of the."Iowa ,
National Guard signal corp's , which will ?
probably bo the first corps of its' kind to
bo-formed In this stale'is aboul completed ,
under the direction of Lieutenant A. P. '
Torkington , who hoe made a study on the .
signal corps service. The .corps will give
especial attention to the UKO of the helio
. . '
graph. - $
Under the reorganization of the Iowa Na
tional Guard , in addition to the four In
fantry regiments , provisions were made for
battery of artillery , one troop of cavalry
and ono company of signal troops , dlvldod
Into four detachments , one for each in
fantry company , to accompany It at all
times. The detachment under Lieutenant
Tarklngton IB assigned to the Forty-ninth
regiment. The men will be mounted on
wheels and their work will consist in look-
ins after tbo camp telegraph and telephone
wlre , taking care of the signal flags ,
torches and heliograph. The uniform will
correspond with that worn by other guards
men , with the exception of the. Mrlpes and
chevrons of Ihe non-commlseloned officers ,
which will be black , the United States army „
regulation for signalmen. The corps hero
expects to be ready for duty at the time of
the next ( state encampment.
AVllKon 111 ( Jon.l HenKh.
o
DES MOINES , Feb. 14. Secretary of Aghi
rlculturo James Wilson , who IB In the city N
his way to Washington , today denied the | '
rumors that , on account of Ill-health , he
may retlro from the cabinet. Ho said he
was in excellent health and had at no time
thought of retiring.
Telephone Ahor > illoii ,
OTTt'MWA , la. . Fob. 11. A gigantic
movement hns licon organized nnd Is being
fostered by Ihe Hell Telephone company of
Iowa lo gradually absorb all of Iho Inde-
I.emlent systems In the Plate. Authentic In
formation was received hero today to the
effect that iho management of the Dell com
pany has been engaged for nearly n year
past In buying Interesls In the various * lines ,
of whleh there are over 200. anil thai they
Intend to absorb nil city and toll lines. The
managers of n number of these lines are at
work forming nn alliance by which they ex
pect to 1m iiblp to fight the Hell system.
Ui-nlh of IOMII Pioneer.
CLINTON , la. , Feb. 11. ( Special Tele
gram. ) F. P. Wllcox , one of the eailtcsl
pioneers of Clinton county , tiled hero last
night , ngcd 77 years. Ho was secretary of
the Territorial and Stale Pioneers' associa
tion of Clinton county since Its organization
and wns 0110 of the charter tnembers of the
lown Land company , which originally owned
the land where the main pnrt of the clly Is
now located.
FIRE RECORD ,
Odd I'Vllitu * ' Home.
! I ' LIBERTY , Mo. , Feb. II. The state Odd
Fellows' home , situated a mlle south of
Liberty , was destroyed this morning by fire
that started from a torch which a plumber
wns using to thaw out a water pipe. The
building , of wood , burned quickly. The niwn-
hers of the home , llflcen of them aged men
and women , the rest small children , were
got out safely. The building wns con-
slrtlcled at n cost of $70,000 , nnd , with con
tents , was Insured for $30,000.
Trinity MctlioillNt Church , Clili-nuo ,
CHICAGO , Feb. II. Trinity Methodist
Episcopal church , 2:113-2347 : Indiana avenue.
one of the oldest Methodist church build
ings In Chicago , was almost totally de
stroyed by llro tonight. Only the walla of
the structure were left standing , and It Is
estimated that the loss will exceed $100,000.
nt l"or ( ICootli.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , Feb. II. The post hos
pital at Fort Kcogh , Mont. , one of the Inrg-
est and best buildings on the rrservnllon ,
was almost lolally dcslroycd by fire today.
It was built In 1S78 at a cost of $15,000. No
Insurance Is carried on government property
Hook Committee Mrcl.i.
CHICAGO , Feb. 11. The first session o
the yearly meeting of the Methodist book
committee was held hero today , the ful :
membership being present. The reports oi
the eastern and the western publishing
houses , sltualed respecllvely In New York
and ; Cincinnati , were read and referred to
special ' committees. The
' reports showed the
assets ' of the t\\o houses to be $4,810,054 , ol
which $2,598,080 'is of the eastern branch
and ' $1,482,97.1 Is of the western. Total sales
for : the fiscal year 189 ! ) were $1,965,091 ,
$900,000 ' being reported frotn the eastern
house ' and $1,065,000 from the western. The
report ; of the treasurers' of the Episcopal
fund ; showed a . surplus. Reports of de
nominational ! editors were also heard.
Jerry Simpson GoeN After Clrntrnn.
TOPEKA , Feb. " 14. ( Special Telegram. )
In his paper , the Bayonet , today , Jerry
Simpson goes after G. C. Clemens rough
shod ' for withdrawing from the populist
party. 1 He likens' Clemens lo Ben Clover ,
Peffer ! , Slolnberger , Willette and other old-
time ' popullstH who have deserted the fusion
ranks. He asserts that Clemens is a dls-
'turber and that the party will be the gainer
by his leaving It. Ho further charges
'Clemens with being a trailer lo reform.
Will * Sft AxlilP.
CHICAGO , Feb. 14. A Jury here today
Veridcre'd a verdict setting aside the will of
Mrs. Nancy Bailey , In which property valued
at .flCO.OOO was disposed of. The Jury fouud
'tha t Sirs. Bailey when she made her will
.was uiider tbo influence of Charles Tcufel
of Chicago. To Teufel , who wns nol a rela
tive , she bequeathed her home , valued at l
$100,000. Mrs. Bailey In her youth was a
governess In the family of ex-Governor
Evans of Colorado.
Stutc Convention Cullod.
MILWAUKEE , Wls. , Feb. 14. The repubg
llcan. state central commlttno , at a meeting w.
this afternoon , decided to call a state con
vention to bo held In Milwaukee on March
21. At this convention delegates at large to
the republican national convention at Phila
delphia will be chosen.
.Son SliootH IIIn Pntlier.
CHARLESTON. W. Vn. . Feb. II.-C. H.
Slewart , grocer , died this morning from the
effects of a shot IIred by hlsi son , IIRCI ! 19 ,
ilurlliK a iiuarrel over a valentine. The HOII ,
who Is In jail , says he was protecting Ills
mother from an iiHsuult made on her last
night by his father. Mr. Stewart hud re
ceived an offensive valentine and had ac
cused his wife of having sent It.
Milfiilo Can Holil FrnnelilHO.
BUFFALO , Feb. 14 , President Franklin
the IlufTiilo Haso Ball club , left here
last nlglil to confer with ofllelulK of the
National league In New York , Concerning
the published stories that the American
league wns planning to drop ItiifTnlo ,
Franklin said before leaving : "They can't
force mo out now If 1 don't want to go. "
AS AN 3ENDFOftl9AB/ES' A > BOOffFOffMOMCfiS.
INFANT FOOD. Borden'o Condensed Milk Co. , New York .
Cole's Cycle Savings Bank
Wheels Wheels
$1.00 Down $1.00 Week.
Coles' great sensational offer. Jivory one can get a wheel.
L'his offer good until April Ist.and only on wheels under $40.
$2.50 down , $2.50 weekly on same plan as above on Col-
imbia chain and chainloes and Spalding wheels.
Get our pass book and save your money. Money ro
unded before April 1st , if required.
COLE & COLE ,
41 MAIN STREET , COUNCIL BLUFFS , IA.
DAY & COUNCIL
HESS , BLUFFS
Have for sale choice Fruit , Farm and
Garden Land near Council Bluffs.
30 acres , mostly in fruitadjoining city with2 sets buildings.
88 acres 4 miles east , with buildings and fruit ,
4 acres , house , barn and fruit , 24 miles from post-oltice.
1 acre , with 7 room house , 14 miles from post-oflice.
85 acre farm at a bargain.
A
39 Pearl St. Telenhone344. Co mil Bluffs ,
BOUGHS , CVA/TARRM ,
CONSUMPTION ,
H CURED. j
llrciikH up n Coiijli or
Y
fold In oiit nljilit.
0 Is the only gii
0M Ctiro for Catarrh ami
0E
E Is tlio only troiitiiiuitt for
t'oiisiiniiitloti ' - '
ovt'trot'oiiuiim1 ) *
oil in the mitt-il Stall's llralth
I
Hoports.
IT CritKS II V IMII.TIOV
nr.d your inunoy Is refunded ir you tliul It
fall *
Send for 11 vi' < lies > ' trontinrtil free.
Sold liy all ilriiKilsts ; or sent l.v mull.
Uyomrl Outllt. $100 Trial Oiilllt ,
TI1K H. T. HOOTIl Co. , Hha.ii , N. V.
Whoa ottaora fill consult
SEARLES &
SEARLES
OMAHA.
raous mm &
op MEN
SPECIALIST
TT. Riuriuiioo to oura kll cases curable t
WEAK MEN SYPHILIS
BRXUALLY. cared for HJo.
Nlfihlly Uin'.sjtoas , Lost Manhood , Ilydrocela
Verlcocclc , Gonorrhea , Gicut , Syphilis , Slrlot-
Bre , Flics , riblula laid Rectal Ulcers und
All Private Diseases
and Disorder * of Men.
STRICTURE AND GLEET
Consultation f roe Call on or addraaa
DR. SEARLES & SEARLESf
8 * . Mth St. OH A HA ,
BUFFET LIBRARY CARS
Besl Dining Car Ssrvice ,
A Skin of IleniHy In n Joy Forerer.
DR. T. Knr.IX rtOl'ltAMD'S OItII3\1MD
CnHA.11 , Oil MAUICAI , II ISA UTf Finn ,
Removes Tan. IMmplai
JtACltll-1. JlOttl , 1'MOIlfI
. Ilaih anil Skin dig-
li-iines , and every
Juloiulnh on buauty ,
.
7.iiid defies detec
tion. It | IIH Blood
thn teat of C'J ycu-
ami la HO harmless
wo tanto It to t >
sure It la properly
made. Accept no
i roimturfclt cr nlml-
\lar iiHme. Dr L.
] A S.'iyrn Bald to a
/lady / of the hunt-ton
'in "
imtlirntli "As you
Indies will u a
them I recommend
Gour.'iiid's Cruain an the Irnnt hnrmfiil of ill
Bklii preparations. " for tain by all Drufilmnand
rim'v fioodH Dealers In the Untied Staled , Canada
tnd Kuropr.
VKRD T HOPKINS , Prop'r , 87 Jones St. , K. V.
I
On the third floor , with
entrance on the broad corridor
rider facing the court , has
just been vacated. . / * It is
- u
just the place for some one > / \
who has valuable papers or
wishes a handsome office ,
THE BEE
BUILDING.
R , C. PETERS & CO.
Rental Agents.
| ft < t TO GET YOUR
MONEYS
WORTH
Plf
SMOKE
CIGARS
v V
TRY if
ONE
JOHN G-WOODWARD 8c CO.
WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTERS
COUNCIL BLUFF5.IOWAM >
nOWELL'B dives strength und
tone to the vocal
tnfiKawfdives ; , making Ihu
- vol < ' c-ltt.tr and
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