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Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Mies Lulu Williams and Miss Anna Sbiloy, who have been spending tho past few days in Dunlap visiting with friends, re turned home yesterday evening. A Briggs is in Omaha on business today. He may resume his former position in the office department of the Armour pack ing company, which position he was forced to resign several weeks ago on account of ill health. The A A Heath family is spend ing the day at Lake Manawa. Russel Lyon departed this morning to spend a few days on the Zahner farm near Modale, the guest of Chauncey Zahner. Mr Joseph Wright, of Pigeon, was a pleasant caller today. He reports corn a moderate crop, and potatoes good. Pigeon Creek is a good country. Miss Josephine Lyon arrived in the city yesterday from Detroit, Mich., and contemplates spending the winter here with her brother, Lyon and family. Miss Ora Evans, after a visit of several days here the guest of the Martin family, departed this morning for her home in Wood bine. Having successfully passed the required examination, Hen nessey in charge of the undertak ing department at Foes' es tablishment, this morning re ceived his diploma from the State Board of Health. Miss Sayde Gilmore is attend ing the picnic at McCabes Grove near Mondamin today. Miss Myrtle Armstrong iB home from Treynor, Iowa, where she has been for the past few days visiting Miss Helen Strobelin. Mrs W Bill entertains the members of her Sunday school class, at her home on East Erie Btreet, Thursday afternoon. Typhoid Fever Proves Fatal. Allan Evans, aged 14 years, died this forenoon at the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs John W Evans, who reside on lower Sev enth street. The young man had been in the very best of health until recently. Last Wednesday he was taken sick, his illness soon developing into a severe attack of typhoid fever. Despite the very best of medical Bkill the young man grew steadily worse as the fever ad vanced, his demise occurring at 9:30 a. m. today. LeRoy Weld, who during the season of 1899-1900 had charge of the science and mathematics classes in the Missouri Valley High School, and now connected with the Clinton High School, is in the city paying acquaintances a brief visit. O Bun the (Signature of BTORIA. The Kind You Haw Always Btugtt Carlisle who is now con nected with the E Sanborn Stock Food Company in the capacity of traveling salesman de parted this morning for Kingsley, in and near which place he will spend a few days attending to the Company's interests in that sec tion. Fred Douglas and family left this morning for Chicago where they go to spend a few days. Four Hundred Dollars for Eighty Acres of Uncut Hay. Persons representing W Car lisle, yesterday closed a deal with AN Fountain, whereby the latter pays Mr Carlisle the sum of $400 cash for 80 acres of uncut hay. The price mentioned does not in clude the cost of cutting, loading or hauling to this city from Mr Carlisle's farm a few miles south of Loveland. Mr Fountain will in the course of a few days com mence the erection of a large shed on the vacant lot at the cor ner of First and Huron streets, which when completed will be naed in storing the hay. W 3 Burke left this morning for Modale, thence to the picnic at McCabes grove. JR McLaughlin and son KOSB are Omaha visitors today. The Misses Mason, danghters of Mr and Mrs Ed Mason of this city, returned home yesterday af ternoon after a visit of several weeks with Indiana relatives, THE CONFESSION OF Bay that I was there at the request and solicitude of Chief Detective Fred Hans. Hans told me to accompany Latta. I told Hans 1 did not want to get into trouble. He said I was work ing for him and should go. I told him I could not afford to lose the time. He replied that my time would go on just the same, and that I would get apiece of money besides. Hans Baid he would see the officers of the road and fix it all right. Hans said he would be on that merchandise train going west that Saturday evening. I expected that Hans was on the train wbfen it pulled into the junction." Sinoe his preliminary hearing which occurred in Logan a short time ago, Daniels has shown un mistakable signs of weakening and for several days the officers have been endeavoring to secure a confession from him. Their ef forts were finally successful, Dan iels making a full confession of the part he played in the affair, Saturday afternoon. Daniels Btated he was aud has been at all times since his arrest willing to make a full confession the only reason he did not waB because Hans, in the presence of Sheriff Skelton, told him to say nothing and not go on the wituess stand. N. SwanBon, of Crescent City, was a pleasant caller this morn ing. He reports crops very good in his immediate neighborhood— better, he thiukB than up here. Missouri Valley gives promise of being rather an important hay market this fall. Mr Johann sen a prominent banker of Wal nut, Iowa, now has in course of erection at the corner of First and Huron streets in this city a mam moth shed for the purpose of storing hay. Mr Johannsen pro poses to install in the shed a com plete system of hay baling ap paratus and will soon commence contracting for hay to be delivered at his establishment here and then after being baled will be shipped to the city markets. Just when the shed will be ready for occupancy iB not known but it is expected work on the building will be completed this week. Allen Jones and wife are enter taining a new son at their home, born yesterday. S Irish returned to his home in Whiting today after a few days visit here, guest of W Irish and family. Mr and Mrs Harry Jones left today for a pleasure trip to Okla homa. MrB. Ennis is visiting her daughter Mrs Steinkopft, in Coun cil Bluffs. George Kendal, of Frement was in the city today on rail road bu siness. Lawn Party. FRANCIS DANIELS. Last evening a delightful lawn In it He States Robbery Was li^ittld «"?,* Proposed by Prod Han.. ho^ There is now in the keeping of Mrs Bell. The lawn was County Clerk E 8 Garrison the lighted with electric lights and following confession made and ™,'4?e with ^profusion of acknowledged by Francis Daniels implicated in the Hans-Latta Daniels mix up: "I, Francis Daniels, being duly sworn on oath, depose and say that I am a resident of the state of Nebraska. That on the even ing of July 5, 1901, I left Omaha, Neb., in company with Richard Latta. Latta and I went over the Omaha railway on train No. 24. northbound. When near Blair Latta and I left the train and walked back south about two and a half miles to the home of my wife's parents, Mr aud Mrs Sam Brown. Early the following morning, July 0, we proceeded in an easterly direction to the west bank of the Missouri river, thence north to the Blair bridge, which we crossed to the Iowa side. We then went to the home of my step brother, Gillon, where we had dinner. After dinner we went to Cut-Off lake, where we spent the afternoon fishing. In the even ing Latta and I went to California Junction. I was with Latta at the time the train going west pulled into the Junction. I was standing near the car and watch ing for Latta when he entered the car. I told him I would do so. I further depose and Chinese lanterns. Various games were indulged in and most heart ily enjoyed until 10 o'clock when delicious refreshments were serv ed by the hostesses, while all en joyed the cool breeze and the splendor of the starlit Mrs. Bky. JarneB About twenty were present. At mid night good nights were said and all departed for their homes with a full store of happy recollections to be placed upon the leaves of their Book of Remembrance. Russell returned: from Deadwood, S D, last night af-' ter a two weeks visit with friends. Mrs Cox and Miss Dorothy Reel are spending a few days at Hot Springs, S. D. Mrs. F. E. Whitton, of Phoenix, Arizona, after a visit of two weeks in Missouri Valley with her sister Mrs. W. H. Bail, departed this morning for home. Dr. Horace Warner is in Little Sioux today attending tho Bonney funeral. J. K. McGavren, It. H. Harris, J. E Kirkwood, left todny for Des Moines where they go to attend the Democratic State Convention. •i" Be*rithe Signature TOUIA. The Kind You Have Always Bought A largo delegation left Missou ri Valley this forenoon fo McCabes Grove near Mondamin where the Catholic picnic is being held today. Amen transacted business in Omaha today. Rev Father Mullen has for guests today Rev Fedler, of Pana ma, Iowa, and Rev Drexler, of Neola. Mrs Barrett went to Logan yesterday evening and will spend a few days visiting her parents who live near that place. John Fitzgibbon who has been to Chicago with a shipment of cattle returned home this morn ing. Let Us Consider. In noticing the opinions as ex pressed by some of our citizens on the propriety of purchasing from the Company their Electric Light and Heating Plant, some are op posed to the purchase, but favor the installing of an independent oity plant. This, to us, presents two very great objections, one of which is, that such action would not be fair to the existing compa ny who have been encouraged to install such plant at a very heavy outlay of money and labor, to now establish a competing line in this city and second, because it would defeat the very object desired, e, to Becure more reasonable cost for the use of both light and heat. To build a new plant would re quire new lines to be established, new machinery to be bought at an enormous cost to the city, and al so require the services of compe tent electrician, line men, and all necessary help this when only used by the city, would bring in no revenue, and would cost the city more than at this time when furnished by the company and it would result in a competition of service that would take from the old company their legitimate prof its upon the capital invested, and certainly would increase the cost of both light and heat to the con- Burner Davis is in Council Bluffs on business today. Almor Stern, Thomas Arthur, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dodson were in the Valley this morning enrout to Little Sioux to attend the funeral of Mrs. Bonney. in the city. Missouri Vall ey is a rustling get-up-and-git lit tle city of 4,000 people, but it is not large enough to support two electric light and heating plants, but it can sustain one, and do it profitably, and to the entire satis faction of all the patrons. We believe it would advance the beBt interest of the city to own both plants, and by BO doing could make sufficient off of customers to make service free to the city, but we do not believe it would be a fi nancial success to run an inde pendent plant. Let UB all look upon this ques tion in a business way, and BO act to be just to the present company and beneficial to the city. We are paying the Light Company alone about $2,000 per annum for lights, with an increasing demand for more light, and if we can by own ing their plants, save to the oity the cost of lighting the streets, we will be doing a good work. We are proud of both our Electric Light and Hot Water Htat'ng Plant, and do not wish to see ei ther crippled, but rather see pros ferity come to both. St. John Items. BY MAC. Frank Wilson and family, of California Junction, visited rela tives in St. John, Saturday night and Sunday last. Sam Schloutman is building a new barn on his farm. Mrs. W. C. Roland, ol Norfolk, Nebraska, and Mrs. Robert Craft, of the Valley, were calling on rel atives in this place Sunday last. Mrs Charles Gillmore, of La Grange townsbip, visited relatives in St John on Sunday last. The drouth is hurting the corn crop every day. Mrs Elizi Brundrige is visiting relatives in this locality for a short time. George Johnson is now night opera tor at the Telephone Central oilice. The Kids are busy getting their nick les together tor the Circus next Mon day. Owing to an inability to care for his patrons with his present facilities H. C. Jack, proprietor of the Jiowling All ey, is adding another alley to his plant. Mrs. Ed. (Jammings resumed her po sition in the dry goods department at the People's Store yesterday after a vacation of about two weeks which she spent with Omaha relatives. J. L. Hatcher, of Pigeon, was a very pleasant caller Saturday afternoon, lie informed us that some of the corn In his section of country is all right, while some of the Holds will not yield four bushel to the acre. Rebekah Delegates Elected. The following District Delegates to the Rebekah Grand Lodge of Iowa from Harrison County have been se lected for 1901: Mrs. K. J. Wisler, Missouri Valley. Mrs. McQueen, Modale. Mrs. A. C. Del'ue, l'ersia. Miss Lilla Elsar, who has been a visitor in this city for the past few ddys, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Fellows, departed Saturday evening for home. Horn to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Cope land, of Loveland, Sunday evening, a son. liorn to Mr. and Mrs. Alva Bessire, on Sunday night, a daughter. liorn to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. George yesterday, a son. Milan Thompson, who was so dan gerously sick with blood poisoning in the tongue, is reported out of danger, and rapidly convalescing. Mrs. Henry Parcell is visiting friends in Shenandoah, Iowa. Mrs. Ed. Scebold, of this city, is vis iting her sister, Mrs. J. J. Ford, on the Pigeon. The Misses Bell, who have been in the Valley the guests of Miss Laura Carpenter, returned to their homo in Moorehead yesterday. Council Proceedings. Council Koom, Missouri Valley, Iowa, Aug. 1(, 15)01—Council met per suant to adjournment Aug. (, 15(01. Ollicers present: E. F. James, Mayor J. 15. Barrett, City Clerk W. A. Skelton, City Marshal. Councilmen present: Amen, Mc Gavren, Fensler, McKay, O'Connor, Fisher. Moved by O'Connor and seconded by Fensler that permit of C. & N.-W. railroad company granting city per mission to construct 0 inch water pipe across the Company's ground be re ferred to City Attorney. Carried. Moved by O'Connor and seconded by McGavren that street and alley committee instruct street commis sioner to fill up the well at corner of Fourth and Erie streets. Carried. Moved by Fisher and seconded by Fensler that following resolution be adopted. Carried. PKUMANENT SIDEWALK RESOLUTION. Be It resolved by the City Council of the city of Missouri Valley, Iowa, That a permanent sidewalk 0 feet wide be constructed along the west side of Lot No. 0, Block 31 and west side of Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Block No. 43 in said city. That the owners of said lots are required to construct such walk according to the provisions of the ordinances of said city within 20 days after the first publication of this resolution. Thatuch walk shall be constructed of dressed stone, ce ment or brick of good paving quality and uniform in size, and when com pleted the top of such walk shall con form to the established grade, as pro vided by ordinance. That if the owners of said lots shall fail to con struct such walk as above provided and within the time above designated, then that bids be solicited for the con struction of such walk as provided by the ordinances of said city. STATE OF IOWA, CITY OF MISSOUUI VALLEY, I, E. F. James, Mayor of the City of Missouri Valley, Iowa, do hereby certify that the above resolution was duly and legally adopted by three fourths of all the Council of said city at a meeting of said Council held on the 16th day of August, 15)01. Witness my hand this 16th day of August, 1901. if,ft" E. F. JAMES, Mayor of Missouri Valley. Moved and seconded we adjourn. Carried. J. B.JJARRETT, City Clerk. Wednesday, Aug 21 A Edgecomb is sick today and under the care of a physician. James Cunningham who recent ly invested in Harrisou County real estate, buying the Hargans farm near this city, arrived from Illinois this morning and will re|F, main here a few days looking af ter business affairs. MrB Hufford, of Holdredge, Neb, mother of Mrs W McChes ney of this city, arrives this even ing and will spend sometime here visiting her daughter. Miss Eva Elkins, who has been a guest at the W Myers home for the past fewa days, departed this afternoon for her homo in Glenwood. Mrs Minnie Hennion, en route to her home in Hastings, Neb, af ter a visit in the northern part, of the state, arrived yesterday and paid the Stowe family a brief visit, leaving thiB afternoon for home. Twenty-five Illinois farmers ar rived in Missouri Valley this morning in search of Missouri bottom farm land. The party is in charge of Bird & Smith. Miss Anna Crowder is visiting Omaha relatives. Miss Myrtle Beck returned this morning to her home near Logan after a few days visit in this oity the guest of Mrs Martin. Miss Fahne Deur returned home this afternoon from Wall Lake, where she has been enjoying sev eral weeks outing. Mrs Ray Noyes returns home this evening from a brief visit in Logan. Harry Mickey, after a visit of about two months here with the S Hoar family, departed Mon day evening for his home in Penn sylvania. Rev W Douglass who has been in Dunlap for the past fow days returned to the. city this morning. SR Frazter, of Magnolia town ship, placed on our table today a dozen fine apples, grown on his farm this Bummer. For a dry year they are very fine. Misses Maggie and Lillie Evans are Logan visitors today. W. D. Cromie, of Woodbine, was in the Valley on business this afternoon. Rev. Wilhelmson, of this city is paying Woodbine acquaintances a brief visit. M. L. Daken, of Mondamin, was a pleasant caller last evening. Miss Lulu Darting went to Oak dale, Nebr, today and will visit in that place with her Bister Mrs. Jacobs, for a few days. Mrs Lulu Canote, of. Norfolk, formerly Miss Lulu Williams of this city, is spending a few days here visiting her sister, Mrs E Chapman. Mesdaraes A. B. Warner G. P. Shiley M. C. Burbank W. C. Fensler E. F. James C. C. Leh man Emma E. Russell RobtH. Harris and Misses Anna Shiley Annie Tyler and Blanche Warner are picnicing at Noble's Lake this afternoon. A Donaldson is a Council Bluffs visitor today. Mincey Bros have rented the Dr White Btore room on lower Erie Btreet, next to Dimmick's harness shop and will move their stock of furniture into the.same the first week in September. The 10-year-old son of A Sage, a farmer living near this city, was quite seriously injured this forenoon, the result of com ing in too close proximity to a colt's heels. The sharp hoof of the colt struok the youth on the forehead just above the right eye inflicting a deep and painful wound. Arthur McTwiggan, of Counoil Bluffs is in the city on business today. A special train made up of twenty-five cars loaded with coffee and consigned to the Paxton & Gallagher Company at Omaha, will pass through this city Friday, August 23 via the & N-W, at 12:10 p. m. The shipment is the largest single shipment of green coffee ever consigned to one firm. CASTOR IA For Infant* and Children. Ths Kind Yon Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of United States Marshal Inves tigating charges Against Fred Hans. United States Marshal Mathews, with headquarters at (Omaha, haB taken official notice of the chargcs preferred against Detective Fred Hans of the E and V, and the probabili ties are, the Hawkshaw of the Elkhorn system will be asked to surrender his star as a Deputy United StateE Marshal which position HanB has held in connec tion with his office with the E Company. Mr Mathews is now making a thorough investigation of the case against HanB. Rev W Douglass is busily en gaged in completing the prepar ations for the Harvest Home ex cises to occur at the Methodist church, Sunday, August 25th. Nine Lives Lost. As the result of an accident at the Chicago & Ncrth-Western station in this city this morning, nine lives were lost. The tramp cat that haB been loafing around the station for the past few dayp, with no visable means of support, wandered onto the main line just BB the morning switch train east bound was pass ing and Tabbie'd nine lives de parted for the better world, all at one time. The Company was ex onerated. Away to College. Interest in college Btudies has been growing in the Valley for some years, till now she has a half score of her moBt promising lads and lassies in the leading colleges of the land. Among those "who go away to school" this fall, we note the following: To Iowa City—Manus Burbank, Adin Erown, Harry Boies, Rush Lahman, Reuben Olinger, Andy Coulthard, Guy Cox, Belle Al strand. Grinnell—Alex Moore, Lulu Williams, Anna Shiley. Lincoln University—Ross Mc Laughlin, Susie Barnliart. Ferry Hall, Chicago—Edith Amen, Ella Fensler. Hamlin Hall, Minn—Miss Rae Miles. Simpson College, Indianola— Arthur Middleton. Terre Haute, Ind—Ren Deur. Armour Institute, Chicago— Earl Edgecomb. Culver Military School, Ind— Ralph Carlisle. There are others from this town, also from other towns in the coun ty, swelling the total from the county to nearly.100, Dunlap alone sending away tweniy.—News. For reference and comparison there is given below a table showing the monthly mean temperature and ave rage rainfall, for the state in the month of July, for the 12 years, from 18D0 to 1901, inclusive. YEAR3. MEAN TEMPER- AVERAGE RAINFALL. 1890....75.6degrees 1.98 inch. 1991.... 68.6 degrees 4.22 inch. 189 2 73.0degrees 5.29 inch. 1893 75.0 degrees 3 33 inch. 189 4 76.4 degrees 0.63 inch 189 5 72.1 degrees 3 40 inch. 1896.... 73.6 degrees 6 90 inch 1897 75 6 degrees 3.27 inch 1898... .73.4 degrees 2 »S inch. 1899.... 73.1 degrees 3.07 inch. 1900 73 4 degrees 6.15 inch. 1901.... 82.4 degree 4 2.34 inch. Some changes are to be made soon in the western division of the Chicago & North Western road. The Sioux City & Pacific branch will be included in that division, and the change will in all proba bility bring about a settlement of the much mooted question as to the location of the Bhops. The shops are now located at Lake City, but this is a very inconveni ent point, and lor about two years it has been rumored that they would be changed to Bome other point. No official announcement* has been made as to whether they will be removed or not, but it is generally belived they will be.— Clinton Age. The Clinton Age says: "A Phil adelphia scientist haB studied out how to make animals grow any de sired size. He has been practi cing on Jersey mosquitoes, and has produced some as large as el epLants. It makeB them so large they cannot bite a person, and they die immediately for want of sus tenance." Railroad men will be interested in the new device which a Brooklyn man has patented, which he believes will cool a car in the summer time even with the windows closed. He propos es to use the pipes which are in the cars for steam heating purposes In winter and to pump an ammonia prep aration through them. He claims that by his method the cars can be kept de llghtfuilycool. Old Settlers' Meeting. Old Settlers Meeting, Magnolia, Thursday, Aug. 29, all day. Congressman Walter I Smith Will be ohief speaker. Oration, Bird. Paper, Mrs Stern, aged 82 years. Welcome, Prof E Brainard. Response, N Cadwell. Short speeches, Harris, McCabe, ML Dakan and others. Flag Drill. Music by Logan band. Also vocal, in charge of N 8 Lawrence, We also hope for Arthur Middle ton in solo. Ella Day, of elocutionary fame, writes from Maine, "Will come if possible." Secretary's report includes 110 deceased old settlers. Come and enjoy the day. AM FYRANDO, Seo'y. Mortuary. Let there be many windows to yonr aoul, That all the glory of the universe may beau tify it. Not the narrow pane Of one poor creed can catch the radiant rays That nhine from countless sources. Tear away Tab blinds of superstition lot the light Pour through fair windows broad as troth it self And high as God. Why shonld the spirit peer Through some priest-curtained orifioe, and grope Along grim corridors of donbt, when all The splendor from unfathomed seas of space Might bathe it with the golden waves of Love? Sweep up the debris of deoaying faiths Sweep down the cobwebs of worn-out beliefs, And throw your soul wide open to the light Of Reason and of Knowledge. Tune your car To all the worldless music of the stars And to the voice of Nature, and your heart Shall turn to truth and goodness, as the plant Turns to the Sun. A thousand unseen hands Reach down to help you to their peace crowncd heights. And all tho forccs of the firmament Shall fortify your strength. Be not afraid To thrust aside half truths and grasp tho whole. (Views of Ella Wheeler Wilcox given In Chi cago American.) Mrs Bonney died Aug. 18, 1901, at her home in Little Sioux and her funeral obsequies were held yesterday. The above broad stntiment with reference to spirit ual life BO beautifully expressed by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, was what this truly good woman be lieved, acted and lived. This was her ritual, as it were. Mrs Bon ney was one of the beBt women it has ever been the writer's privi lege to meet. She possessed many virtues, not the least of which was charity, which being intepreted in the broad sense, is love not only love with a worldly motive behind it not only love for human kind, but a care and unselfish consider ation for all of nature's beings. This righteous woman haB been and will be condemned by many for her belief, but, heFr lips were never opened, her voice was never raised to censure those with whom she differed. She was too noble to act so narrowly. The funeral services were of the simplest nature, in conformity to her ideas on such matters. Mrs E Boyd rendered an instru mental eoul-dream from one of the old masters, and the Hon Tbos Arthur of Logan, a life long friend of the deceased, delivered an ex cellent address and paid a glow ing tribute to her many worthy qualities. Mrs Boyd then played "Then You'll Remember Me," and all that WBB mortal of a duti ful wife, an affectionate mother and an exemplary citizen was borne by loving neighbors to the city of the dead, there to remain as she verily believed, until the natural processes of God's uni versal plan shall resolve into the earth from whence it sprang. Mrs Bonney did not believe in the resurrection of the body,, al though having a firm conviction that there existed an immortal soul, and she had the honesty and courage to say so. Nor did she think that Jesus Christ was of divine origin, but she lived, not only one day in the week, but al ways, according to thiB most beau tiful teaching that the meek and lowly Nazarinfe ever taught, which was the Golden Rule. Dare Any one assert that such a beautiful character merits everlasting con demnation? Besides her husband, Bon ney, Mrs Bonney leaves two daughters, Eva who holds a posi tion in the Pension Agenoy at Des Moines, and Alice, at home, who has been the constant com panion of her mother, and Phil 8., living in Omaha. H. W. The Chicago and North Western an nual report is an encouraging docu ment to holders of the common*or pre ferred stock. It shows 15 and 16 per cent, earned on both classes and ex plains the high price at which the N-W issues sell.