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lv u. ICv* I pr 5.-* ii t- THE NEW METHODIST CHURCH BUILDING Building Committee Meet and Open Bids for the Construction of the New Church 1 Edifice.. C. E. ATKINSON LOW BIDDER Six Contractors Submit Bids—Local Man Will Doubtless Get Contract. The building committee of the Methodist Episcopal church met at one o'clock yesterday .afternoon to open bids on the construction of 1 new church. Six out of the eleven, contractors ~u««.wlo \V t-v- who had been figuring on the plans and speclflca tlons presented bids. Their propos »-i als were as follows H, P. Jones, Cedar Rapids, la- 129,319 1 Cammack & Son, Radcliffe, la. 27,435 H. R. Eicher, Connellsville, Penn. ...... 26,8M Daniel Haring, Clinton, la.. 25,800 LanrUxen ft Wasson, Wa terloo, la. 24,534 C. H. Atkinson, Webster City, la. 23,519 This shows Mr. Atkinson to be the low bidder. He, however, did i. Rev. C. H. Kamphoefner. not make any alternate bid on one item calied lor in the specifi cations, nor any offer on the ma "v terial in the old building. This is the only thing standing between Mr. Atkinson and the committee in the ^making of a contract. A meeting 'lias been arranged for Thursday af ^2ternoon, and there is little doubt but that a satisfactory agreement will be reached at that time, and the Am! S|W»W ftCHpOi. ~1 hiuio^owii m, ik ,s,^r contract let to Mr. Atkinson. Web ster City people will be gratified to learn that the contract goes to a home man. The architect, J. C. Fulton, of Uniontown, Penn., had estin^ated the cost of that part of the structure covered by the specifications at $22, 500. The difference between this estimate and Mr. Atkinson's bid is not large, considering the distance between Pennsylvania and Iowa, and the probable difference in the cost of building material and labor in these two states. Mr. Pulton makes a specialty of church archi tecture and takes a justifiable pride in his ability to compile specifica tions. The proposals received yesterday MAIN FLOOR PLAN—76x104 BASEMENT PLAN j? THE NEW METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. did not Include the usual reserva tions—heating, art glass, pews, plumbing, wiring, relief work in ceiling decorations and the fresco- Jr -.,.^ building and to do the excavating for the new. The plan is to do most of this with donated labor, and lo have the excavating completed by the first of next April, so that the contractor can begin his .wqrk at that time. The building is to be constructed of vitrified brick with stone trim mings. The cuts herewith shown Indicate that the structure will be a credit to Webster City. It will probably rank as the second best Methodist church within the bounds of the Northwest Iowa conference, Grace church, Sioux City, (the col lege church) alone surpassing it in size and value. The three-arch cloister entrance and the stately tower give a touch of grace and dignity to the front el evation. From the cloister, doors lead both right and left into vesti bules and thence, at right angles, into the auditorium. These en trances are under the balconies, which are supported by arcades, the space under the balconies making a promenade or welcome room. The Bank street entrance opens into vestibule leading to both auditor- ium and the Sunday school rooms, which are at the rear of the auditor ium. A study of the floor plans ehowd that the committee were care- "a: V9PC«t Mttr *r (NblK SECOND FLCOR PLAN. ing. Separate contracts will be let for these, and they are expected to bring the total cost to $30,000. The church agrees to tear down the old ful to secure good Sunday school ac commodations in recognition of the importance of this particular line of church work. The Sunday school §f? 'r-- yf* iM z&$ rooms are well located as an over Sow to the auditorium, being direct ly opposite and facing the pulpit, so that the* speaker does not need to change his position in addressing Che audience. A hoisting partition twill -separate the two rooms. The pulpit will be at the front jf the church, between the two main entrances. The choir and organ Chamber is back of the pulpit over the cloister. The celling is octagon ija shape, coving up into the attic, with ornamental ribs running up at (jhe sides against a center dome at the top. This dome is of art glass, J. C. Fulton, Architect. lighted from a deck on the roOf. The Sunday school room will also be lighted from above, by means'of an art glass, diffusion light in the cell ing. r-' The basement will be high and airy, containing ample social rooms, beside furnace and fuel room. Al together, it will make a building admirably adapted to modern church work. Soldiers Kill Officer. Pekin, Dec. 19.—Tuan Fang, for mer director general of the Huk wong railroad and at one time vice roy of the province of Chi Li, has, according to information received by missionaries at Chung King, been killed at Tse Chow, in Chan Si province, by his own soldiers. Tuan Fang, suspecting the disloy alty of his officers, sought to escape with his brother, bat the soldiers detected Tuan Fang and one of them slashed him with a sword. "Would you kill me?" asked the general, and the chorus "Yes. kneel," came from the soldiers. To this To this Tuan Fang answered: "I shall not kneel. Ton may kill me If you choose." The soldiers then hacked his body THIS WEEK METCALFS NEWECONOMY BASEMENT THE TALK OF THE TOWN Metcalfs New Economy Basement is now the talk of the town. No expense has been spared to make it so. Perfect ventilation and display makes it a pleasure Mid comfort to do your Christmas chopping here. Many and many new idea novelties are introduced here, as well as large and choice selections in every day necessities— Toys, Games, Fresh Candies, Imported China, Cut Glass, Aluminum ware Novelties, and hundreds of other new goods to fit every purse at economical prices. Special values in 5-10-15-25c goods and up. THE STORE THAT DOES THINGS. "yrv/l ...--'"v. ..V. to pieces, ed. S!!ff§p ^ThisTweek at Metcalf will be a very busy week. We We splendidly prepared with a large force of extra help, ?and the largest open stocks in Hamilton County, such as iDry Goods, Cloaks, Suits, Furs, Shirt Waists, Handker chiefs, Neckw ear,' Hosiery, Plush and Leather Bags, COME TO OUR SPECIAL FUR SALE vi 1 "if'», H- 1 j. -.iHlUUSWMwJMP rAT METCALFS. Table Linens, Bed Spreads, Jewelry Novelties, Christmas Ribbons, etc. -And what is more—the Metcalf pric ing is the lowest that quality permits. Special offerings this week on Coats,Suits, Wool & Silk Dresses, Tailored Dress Skirts and Silks, -v'j Your choice or Women's and Child ren's Coats (Black Plush and Caracul Coats not included), ONE-THIRD LESS. All Tailored Suits, Silk and Wool Dresses. ONE-THIRD LESS. All Tailored Dress Skirts, this week "y only. ONE-FOURTH LESS. Choice in Silk department ONE-F1FTH LESS /'.i .. TOMORROW (one day only) By one of the leading Fu% Houses. Everything in the Fur Line Jfor J* CHRISTMAS. LOUIS FRANK, THB LEADING CLOTHIER. His brother also was kiU- Boone Woman Injured. Boone, Dec. 19.—Mrs. Louisa Jones of this city, while on her way to church yesterday, slipped and fell, sustaining a compound fracture of the hip. Mrs. Jones is about 65 years old and mother of former Chief of Police Merrltt Jones. Her Injury is serious. Manicure goods for every one at Teed's. 7dlStSf2 Kills Bear With Fist Blow. Lexington, Ky., Dec. 19.—Upon his return from a fox hunt at Whltt Springs, William Woodard, turfman and athlete, displayed the pelt of a I Sr^-fo 'sSKr rs •.vi j* W *55 v. s-*s vim '.'3 1 'ft! I? V* ."..1 l. r'i-K \'71rv jjg, A44I black bear which he said he had killed with, brass knuckles. Woodard said he and two com panions were after foxes in the wild country along the Kentucky river, when hounds treed a bear. Wood ward and his companions had neith er gun nor knife. They kept the dogs fighting th# bear until It was exhausted, where upon Woodard rushed upon the bear and brained him. The hear weighed 237 pounds. Everything In silver tad goM goods at Teed ft Teed's. 7dlltlt3 Diamond* and watc&es at Teed fc Teed's. 7dlHlta Good holiday goods at Teed's.