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THE OMAHA DAILY HER : SATTKDAY , FEBRUARY 11 , 1803.
THE DAILY BEE COUJ.CIMH.fFFS. Oi r ) ( Li KO. PBAUL. STHKET. y currlf-r to any p rt ot the cltj II Vi TII.TOX , - MASAOBIt i ti lnt Office . 5" ' 15 TFI H nnxru f xfclil Editor . No. 23 Ml.MHt .VK.M70A. N Y Plum bin R Co. t'c nill IJiufTs l.uinrior Co. Coal HcnrF C'umminpa and Viola Gllrnore. both ot Omaha , were married j estcnlny by Justice \ icn. Married On the flth Inst. by Ucv. S Alex- nndcr at the residence of Mr. 1. O. ClUl * ! } . I oiraii street. thUelfy , Mr. John O'Uomioll anil Miss Flora U. Kobertson , both of Omaha Jacob Sims has served a notice on the county attorney that he will appeal to the suj rcino court the ease which ho start1 * ! to collect fits In saloon Injunction suits , and In which ho was knocked out on a demurrer in the district court. , . . . The hrarliu. of the evidence in the M > . Brown attachment i-ase will bo Jieard Mon- dav morninp at 10 o'clock before Ueferee J. .1 btcw.irt 'Hie witnesses have been sum moned to appear in the superior court room. but nn the February term of the superior or , jrt con.mencps on that moniltip the henr- IUR will probably take place in the library. \V W Wallace had an encounter with a rc.uilr.ciftr.in.p4 In his barn in the rear of Inr. rrsUui.e on Bluff street about dusk Thursday eveninp. The two fellows had ttmceajud themselves in the bulldlnc. evl- dcntl' , fur the purjioso of robborynntl when him. I-or- he entered they pounced upon U.nntcl > he had a pitchfork In his hand and applied H with a peed deal of vlKur to the heads nr.il shoulders of his assailants , who sprained their necks in the effort to see uhlili should L'et away alive. Jostpli Tx-o the -J-\ . ear-old son of Mr. and Mrs C J Bobbins , died at 10 o'clock Thurs day moniinsr The little one was taken sick with croup Wednesday night , but the doctor who was railed said that It would be nothing serious and no medicine was pivcn. H ate breakfast the next rnornlni ; and appeared to be much bettor , but it suddenly died in its mother's arms an hour or so Inter. The funeral will take place this inomin.e at 10 o clock frum the residence , H > 1S Sixth avenue _ The old reliable remedy for couch , cold. croup and -"ire throat. Ur , Bull's Cough Syrup .should be kept In every home. Bread. cakes and s > alad < at "Women's Dr .Tuhn Croen has removed his office to.vn Hn.aihvay , over Schneider's drug FineM Ari.-to cabinet photos. 2 per doz. A litonV studio , 13 N . Main street I'KW.SO.V.II'.lltAVlt.tl'll.t. . E. S Allen is in New York. E K t ook left last uleht for Chlcngo. Horn , to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hainill , a daughter Peter Bechtele of Undcnvood was in the Bluffs yesterday. Born to Mr and Mrs. A. A. Ktchardsou of Mil' street , a son. A F Fltrklncer rctunied yesterday irom B trip to Blair. Neb. Mr and Mrs. H. W. Kothert returned j e ; > terdaj frum a visit to Chicago. C W Dalboy has pone to Des Moines to take charge of the Iowa State band as direc tor during a two weeks tour. The Misses Mary and Nellie Oleason left yesterday afternoon for California , in the hope of beneliting the former's health. Miss Nellie Kobiuson is in Chicago at the bedside of her sister. Mis. Jennie MacCon- ncll , who has been very ill , but Is now recov ering. Mr and Mrs. Smith of Denver are in the city to attend the funeral of the late John W Balrd. They are guests of Dr. and Mrs. A. P Hanchett. Miss Ella Luster and mother returned yesterday from Hot Springs , Ark. , where they weut for.ho sake of the latter's health Mrs. Luster was suffering from cancer when' she left , but her physician now pronounces her much better and hopes to effect a per manent cure. Constitution cural oy DeWltt's Early Risen. Lunches and hot soup at Women's ex change. _ Do you smoke ? Ilae you tried T. D. King & Co.'s Purtuinia ? It's a charmer. Just light one. _ Another Improvement to the popular Schubert piano. . Swunson Music Co. \\lllllnld H Tournament. At the last annual meeting of the -State Firemen's Tournament association it was de cided not to hold a tournament this year , it being the expectation of the members that a fathering of the liremen from all over the country would take place during the World's fair and that a grand tournament would be held then. Similar action was taken by the associations of several other states. Hccent developments indicate that the scheme of having a national tournament at Chicago trill fall through , and the tirwmen of Iowa are now talking over the advisability of lay ing plans for a state tonrnament. There is but little doubt at present that a &tate gath ering will be arranged. Sioux City has in vited the executive committee to locate the tournament there , and the invitation will probauly be accepted , so say some of the leading members of the department here. An honest pill is the nooiesi work of the apothecaryDeWltt's Little Early Kisers cure constipation , biliousness and sick head ache. _ _ For warming guest chambers , bath rooms , etc. , our gas heater * are just what you want. Look at them. Clean. convenient , cheap. C. B. Gas and Elec- trie Light Co. Mine. Helen Merrill , hairdressing and manicure. Room . ' 112 , Merriam block. Boston baked beans at the Women's exchange. _ Mr * . McKre Known Here. The account of the burning of the hotel at CcntcrviUV. la. , in yesterday's BEE , and the death of Mrs. McKee bv Jumping from the third story window of the burning building , was read with a great deal of Interest by the people of Council Bluffs , from the fact that Mrs. MeKee was well known here. She was the mother of Mrs. Marshall , wife of Maj.r M , M. Marshall of this city , and has visited her daughter on a number of occasions , mak ing a largo number of friends during her stay The news of her tragic death was a great ihock. and Mrs. Marshall has the heartfelt sympathy of all her acquaintances in her bereavement. Perfect nct-on ant partsi h-silt1 ! from the usoof Do Will's LUUo Early HU rt A jtcrfent littln pill. For Milt-rising bread go to the Women's exchange Saturdays. nourk-Iu * finds out that Stutsman Street is all right fortho pianobasinest , just look at his now signs. Cobs , coal , wood , 117 Main. Settle your bill at Davis' , thedrugglst , and tave expense , as after 13th in > t. bills will bo given attorney for collection. ltrml | > ) lr it Club Mrrtlnc. There will be a meeting of the Council Bluffs He publican club at the ofUco of Mayne & Hazelton. Merriam block. Saturday. Feb ruary 11 V. U THETXOH , I'rosident. D. h. Sit-jutT. Secretary. Pile * ot iioomu nave pnes. out DoWltt s \ \ Itch Hazel salve will cure tb m. Charlotte RUM * , angel cake and salted ulnumls. Foil SALK-Citizens State bank btoek Submit cash olle ; . K. H. Sheafe. Stop ot the Ogden , Council Bluffn , the best 12.00 hou o in Iowa. XE\YS \ FROM COUNCIL BLUFFS Hearing of the Petition for Reopening the Cfese of Day Against the Depot Company. TESTIMONY LISTENED TO YESTERDAY Itrrrlrrr lirntM Claim * That thr Purrlin'r of the Lot * In I > l | iiltV Mnilr Without Authority Continued Until Till * Morning. The hearing of the petition for a reopen ing of the ctise of F. J. Day against the Union Depot company was commenced in the district court yesterday morning. The receiver , T. J. Kvans. claims that not only was the purchase of the lots made without any authority from the members of the com- pony , but a stipulation between the attor neys in the case by which a Judgment was to be rendered In Day's laver was also made without any authority , but solely on the de cision of the attorneys for the depot com- jinny. Kvans was on the stand during most of the morning session , the principal point In his testimony being that at a certain meeting of the railway cotnimnies and the depot company in Omaha two of the ronds. by their representatives approached Wtight and Pusey and stated that they should want a certain piece of ground near the depot site for approaches to the structure , and asued them to get It I for them , In the hojv that by so doing they would get it fur less than if they tried to negotiate a purchase with the owners on their on n hook. ( I'-onreF. U'rlirht , Leonard Everett mid \V H. M. I'usey were on the stand durinir the afternoon session , but their testimony was far from exciting , ' the sensational elements promised by the ! attorneys belnir wanting. The case ' . -ill be. j on again this inormii ; , ' . .MO.Vi.MAKlMi ; .MOTOR. Why U It Not ChilliIn Hear lt Mmre uf the I'lilillc Iliirdeni ? "I see the citizens are waking up about the motor company , " remarked a prominent citizen - | zen and taxpayer yesterday. "I am glad of t. It's hlch tlrne. This city needs every lollar that is due It. in order to meet its K > nds , pay Interest , la fact to keep runnlne and maintain Us credit Now I understand hat there areSIS.OUO delinquent taxes stand- nir against this motor company on the books oftheeountj treasurer. Still the city officials seem to tlnd no way to , make the company lay these taxes. If It was a private citizen 10 would have to come to time In a hurry , "erhaps the city officials feel sorry because he company is so poor ! Experts say that the cutside cost of the motor plant , including he bridire and equipment , was JTs-l.ouO. Of his it is said $ G50OUO was borrowed , and sH.IKiO was donated by Council Bluffs by a : ax levied on the citizens. Just tlgure it out. .The loan and tax amount to $704,000 , so , you see. all the stockholders had to put up was MWM. For this * M.OOO they issue stock to ho amount of Jl.500,000 , or ? I for about , 'verj . " > cents invested by them. The pa- .rons of the road pay the expenses , pay the Interests on the bonds , and then , I understand there Is paid an annual dividend of 3 per cent on that l.r > 00oOO of stock. Is it to enable the stockholders of this corpora tion to gather in : i per cent on Sl.riOO.OOO , on .in Investment of only fnl.OOO , that the citi- tous are exhorbitantly taxed on their little lioinesf ' .lust look at It aaln in another light. You know that the homestead of the jioor working man is assessed at from : E1 per cent to 4(1 ( per icnt of the ac'ual value of the [ iroperty. At the least calculation the actual value of the motor property is J1..VX- ) 000. Take 40 per cent of this and it will amount to $000,000. Suppose you cut It in two again and that would be 500.000 , and then cut it in two again ana that would amount to Jl.VI.OOO. and still you wouldn't get down to what the company Is assessed , less than ifco.doO. Is this a fair shake ! I hojie the citizens will keep talking and not talk merely , but' get action , and at the com ing election wi'J ' see to it. sure , that whether democrats or republicans get there , they will b < s men ' rho wilt think laoro of the people's interests than they do of a free ride on the motor.1 A member of the city council was asked yesterday what was the explanation of the action of that body with reference to the llxlng of the assessment. "The responsibil ity lies with Will Hardin , the assessor , " was the reply. "Wo always go on his Judg ment more or less. He ilxcd the amount , and that wus the end of it. ' ' "Why didn't the Board of Equalization raise it I" "Oh , I suppose we could nave raised It , but we didn't. By the way , this Is a remark ably cold winter we're havine. Isn't It ? ' * And with this conclusive answer the coun cilman drifted down the street. A ( ilhrullcr fur Masons. An institution that occupies the greater portion of one of the largest modern lm-ine ? < blocks in the citv , that employs : i sinull army of clerks and assistants , that has disbursed over SJOO- 000 during the past year and lias a sur plus of another S200.000 , can certainly justly lay claim to being the largest in the city. And this is the record for the sixtli year of the United States Masonic Benevolent association , nn institution that is known over a wider territory than unv other in the west and that is still so distinctively local that the people ple of Council Bluffs feel a personal pride in its splendid prosperity. The .sixth annual statement has juct been issued , and it presents an imjKfrin - - - array of figures that may wellohailengi e public attention. Only six years old , and with over ? 2,000,000 ( of certificate ? in force , with over S700.1JOO paid to widows and orphans of deceased Masons , SHU , 100 of which was paid during the year IS'.CJ ! Isn't it something to be proud of ? Is there a similar institution anywhere that can show such a record1 Look at this neat little balance sheet. It is small iu size , but it deals with big facts nnd figures and contains a revela tion to insurance men and people seek ing insurance : BALANCE SHEET. Halancu net assets , Dec. 31 , 1891. . $150,76B.29 INCOME Pl'HIM ) Ib92. Assessments. . . . ' t17,0 7.9G Interest . . . ' . H.174.02 Guaranty fund 17,147.201242,409.18 I39S.107.47 niSBCKSKME.VTS IH'IUMI 1892. IVath lo es H43.llW.00 Collecting ussessiii'ts. 6.120.20 Clerks and oflleers. . . . 2O.UJ5.70 Expense of new busi ness 12,3b4.00 Med. Evitiilners * ac count 2,9Oh.50 IWage l.KOh.54 Kent l.bOO.OO AdtcrtUingatid print ing 1.23&.30 State 1 lceti.su an d tu\e- > 3,500.00 Telegraph , telephone , oRlcc. furniture , fuel , v ' express , traveling expenses , etc 4,740.16 Advance assessment. . b,41s.75 ( icneral fund 3'J1.C1 J207.467.S2 II 11.720.65 ASSETS. Guaranty fund and loan nn real estate , first lien ! 17t,279.00 Due from agents t > .75y.42 Citizens Slate. Hank. . 12,691.23 Merchants National bank. Si. l.ouU , .Mo. . 1,000.00 f 101,728.05 I.IAUlUTIty. " Ad vance ass s meiit. . s * 49S.10 1191,231.55 CUNTINdEXT ASSETS. Duo from nionilHirs. . . . t 54.4GO.OO Inturtat 9,174.021 03.674.02 f264b05.57 rOXTIJOC-NT LIABILITIES. Death lo * o > not due , unpaid t 54.400.00 Total nut assets IV- ct > iiibvr3t , lt > 92. . . . I2O0.405.67 This statement was at once so remark able that it attracted general attention throughout theWuntry , and the desire to Ubcurtuin whether or not there might not b * ouie mistake about it led to many inquiries and finally nn exn-nitia- tinn'th > - Iowa nuilttir of Ktatc The result of that examination is embodied in a frank ollli-ial c mnminirntion fr.'in the auditor , which , the reader will bo able to sec , c mtuin * a good deal more between the llne-t than can fo < ! usually fouttd in barren otllcial doouments : PTATK or IOWA. Omen or ArniT n or STATH , OK * MOINBS , .Ian. 12. 1 9H. t'nltwl s'tutt i Sln mlc IlcnrvolFiit Association. I'outi- ell Illuff * . In. : * lr -ln order to verify J-our annual tatrni ( > iit. I ordrnnl nn exnmtnntlon of the alTulrinnd condition of ymir as > cln- tton to lw made , and I tlnd from the report of aid exninlnutlon that your annual ctntpin nt 1 r < irrvctly made , and the n ets of your ano- clalldn properly slmwn. In po irtlanrf with IhelxHiUs and reoonU of your nRIc * . Your * truly , I' . O. Mct'AKTllv. Auditor of Htatc. Hut there is one thing which the balance sheet does not show , which is of still more interest to those seeking to protect their loved ones by providing for the future , and that is the cheapness with which this inviolable protection can be purchased. The cost of insurance always heavier In the earlier years of an organization , but the average cost l > er $1.HX ( ) in this a-ociation during the first six years of its existence is almost without a parallel in insurance annals. the total average cost l > er ? l.OOO between the ages of 1 and 30 being i'J. and between . ' 10 and -10 only S0.1K ) . with corresiwnding in crease with increasing asre. Popular belief demands as the first essential to success and security of an insurance company impregnable honesty , but honesty that is as impreg nable as the rock of Gibraltar cannot build tip a safe and successful business unless it has the foundation ui > on which to build. The plan of the structure i- the vital principle. The plan upon which the organizers and ollicers of the United States Masonic Benevolent asso ciation have erected the present splendid structure is what has compiled success. Its simplicity has been grasped at a glance by all. Its security has been the lirst tiling to be impres-ed u [ > on the mind of every man who has given it the second thought , and all subsequent in vestigation has confirmed the lirst good opinion that plain facts have complied. It could not be otherwise with such men at its head as .fudge Joseph H. Reed. Attorney General John Y. Stone as legal adviser , and the other wel known gentlemen who constitute its cjrpsof ollicers. At the January meeting of the asso ciation a slight change was made in the method of creating the guaranty fund that is mure equitable to all. and that is to collect 1 per cent of the amount of insurance carried instead of the fixed membership fee. The plan upon which the association has- built up its great prosperity can be stated in a few words. This plan is to build up a safe , strong association of moderate membership of Masons only carefully selected risks. To collect funds from surviving mem bers in proportion to age at joining and insurance carried , with which to pay death claims promptly and in full , and also accumulate a guaranty or reserve fund through a contribution thereto of 1 per cent of amount of insurance carried by each member , in small in stallments bimonthly , to be loaned out in accordance withthe regulations of the laws of Iowa , and under supervision of the insurance department of the state , and the interest to be applied an nually in paying death losses. This guaranty fund , now nearly * 200.- 000. is rapidly growing , and an increas ing number of death losses have been paid from the interest each year. Additional to the guaranty fund the association has a surplus mortuary fund , the ollice of which is to prevent exces sive assessments and make them uni form in amount , and is thus it protection against lapses. The snow and cold weather does not diminish the demand for acreage in the Klein tract , 2j ' milo.s east of the post- otlico ; 300 acre's .yet for sale in from ono to ten aero tracts , suitable for fruit and garden. Day & Hess , agents , 39 Pearl street. All kinds of bread , hot rolls , oyster patties and lady fingers. Har Association Jlertlnjj. , A meeting of the Pottawattamie County Bar association was held yesterday mDrning for the purpose of passing resolution * upaa the death of the late John W. Baird. which occurred in San Antonio , Tex. The coaitntt- tee consisted of J. J. Stewart , A. T. Flick- inger and C. M. Harl. The resolutions were drawn up and adopted and a copy was or dered presented to t he friends of the de ceased , who was well and favorably known in this citj , he having been a member of the first class that graduated from the Council Bluffs High school. In his practice of his chosen profession he showed marked ability , but was comx > lled to leave for the west and south by the malady that finally caused his death. Messrs. Stewart. Harl and W. H. Schurz y erc appointed three of the pall beareis in accordance with the expressed wish of the friends of the deceased. Thej'No. 9" Wheeler & Wilson , with its rotary" movement , is the lightest running machine in the market , and is unequalled for speed , durability and quality of work. Sold by Geo. W. Lane-aster & Co. , 514 S. 10th St. that diphtheria is prevalent in Council Bluffs and Omaha every family should be provided with Dr. Jefleris' in fallible diphtheria preventive and cure. It can be had of Council Blutfs drug gists or at 2404 Cuming street , Omaha. Roast chicken with giblet sauce for sale at Women's exchange. W. S. Homer , 033 Broadway , has ' bought a largo quantity of the 'Lauds- berg grocery stock and will make sj > e- cially low prices for them. Ccal and wood ; best and cheapest Missouri hard wood in the citv ; prompt delivery. H. A. Cox. No. 4 fain. A SXU I'.N I ! KM EX T.1 , "The Power of the Press , " which opens to morrow night at Boyd's theater , is a power ful drama by Augustus Pltou and George H. Jcssup. It is in six acts and thirteen scenes , among which are realistic representations of the warden's office In the King Sing prison ; the Manhattan Athletic club ; the corridor of the new Imperial hotel ; a full working ship yard at Astoria , witn a vessel on the stocks : a wharf on the East river : a vivid picture of South street ; a view of the Battery and bay and a full rigged and equipped bark. utwn whoso deck the final struggle takes place. Dramatically the play is one of un seen lowers and Justice. The fidelity , bravery and affection of the wives arc visible redeem ing qualities of the drama. One of the attractions that the little folks enjoy most is Hanlon Bros. ' big spectacle , "Fantasma , " which cbmcs to the Boyd on Thursday evening next for four nights. Charles Dickson and his company of com edy players will close their engagement at Boyd's theater today by giving two per formances of Mrs. Pacheco's bright comedy. ' Incog. " a matinee this afternoon at2M : ) and the regular evening performance at S. John F. Sheridan and "Fun on the Bris tol" will be at the Fa mam Street theater for a whole week , beginning with a matinee next Sunday. "Fun on the Brls. nil" is produced in its original splendor of stage settlntr , special scenery for which is carried by the company , and the tame production will be seen In th\s city as lately produced ia the Bijou theater , New York City , where it had an unbroken run for several weeks to crowded houses , which were enthusiastic and vociferous iu their applause. The company supporting Mr. Sheridan is composed of artists of world wide reputation. . A veritable family medicine box , Beecham's Pilla. I'VntM * fk\P ILIA * /MMII'XTT1 LNDtR ONE MiALMhNT ( * * Siotii City's Street Car Iitncs to Be Consoli date ] . ' ° jt ,1 , HOW THE FACILITIES WILL BE IMPROVED All PlnnU to lie OprnuVil 11 } Klrrtrlrlty from H Common StitusT * > pvrr l .Million * ln\r < tri ! In thr . Siorx Cur , la. , Feb. 10. [ Special Tele gram to THE BEE. ) A deal for the consoll- . datlon of the street railway Interest t > f this | city which has been in process of negotiation j for several months will probably bs closed I In a few weeks. D. T. Hedges is engineering | it. He is backed by eastern people. There j are six companies now operating lines , and i it is proposed to consolidate them. The j lines are the Sioux City Street Hallway comj j pany. with a capital of M..100.000 , n bonded < debt of about fl.OCM.O < X ) . and forty-two miles ' of electric lines : the Cable Hallway company I with fJW.OOO capital , no bonded indebtedness : and four miles of cable road ; the ' ER-vated road with two miles of | elevated and three of surface lines , capitalized at Sl.OOO.OJO and Iwnded at over | MOO.OOO : the Hiverslde Park , with f.100.000 capital. fUM.UOO bonded indebtedness and five J miles of electric line : the Leeds Electric ' company , with $100.000 capital stock. $ li' > .000 I lx > nuH indebtedness and six miles of line : j the Washington Park line , about five miles long , owned by Ed Haakinson. It has no bonded Indebtedness D. S Hedges and Ed liaakinson will con trol the new company , which will o | > erate all the lines by electricity from a .single power plant. It will place all the lines in the city under the control of a single corporation and will effect great economy in their operjtinn. The transfer system will bo extended to In clude all the lines. WII.l. KNTKIl I'OMTIO. lluttrr nnd rhi-e e .Miiiiumrturer * llerlnre Tor I.eeMiitlnn Ai.ilii t t-'rnniN. Drm-QCE. la. . Feb. 10. At the National 1 Butter and Cheese convention today W. E. ! I Smith read a valuable paper on "Refining ' . and Ternperins'or Cream. " Resolutions of j thanks , evincinc good feeling toward everybody - I i body , were adopted. Other resolutions de mand protection for dairymen ag.Unst competition - , petition with fraudulent butter and declare j I I that oleomargarine is not wholesome or healthful. The other resolutions on this subject were : Uesoived , That the dairymen of the Tnlted State * are supplying hy their taxes the u hole ' , framework 01 American society , and we : hereby pledce our moral , political nnd tlnan- > clsl opposition to any state or national legls- I later who , uy his act , or lack of action , shows that he has more sympathy with u fraud than an honest product of the farm. ! Ke-olved. That we respectfully appeal to ' President-elect Cleveland , upon occupying his ollice. for the appointment of officers in the in ternal revenue service who will enforce the provisions of th national oleomargarine law , and who will pro ecut i with \iiror all dealers In oleomargarine who fall to brand all pack ages sold to cJnsumers. a > the law directly require quireIn letters not less llian one-quarter of nn Inch > quaro. G. D. Hallet read a paper on "Cheese Mak ing In the Iowa Blue Grass Region. " Addresses on matters relating to the gen eral welfare of the trade were delivered. A committee was appointed to award prizes on the two best papers on the separa tors system. The convention then ad journed , the next place of meeting to be selected by the executive committee. In the butter contest the Judges gave the highest scorine to Jefferson Colvin of Colvin , 111. . 07 points ; William Clelland of Parkersburg - burg , la. . W.S. The award of sweepstakes premium will not be made until tomorrow , there being some question whether Colvin himself made the butter. ' , ' , I'oul I'lay Vea'red. Dns Moixn . la. , Feb. 10. [ Special Tele gram to TIIE BEE. ] Kalph W. Bennett , col lector for the Des Moincs Union Railway company , has disappeared. Ho was last seen at u lodge meeting at 0-o'clock-last even- Ing. It has been his custom to make his col lections during the day , take the silver to a bank and get currency for it , which he would carry till the next morning , and then turn It over to the company. Last evening he was seen to have a largo amount of money and it is feared he has been foully dealt with. Ho was only about 20 years old and lived with his parents. His character has always been peed and his honesty unquestioned. Saw III * Children Drone. DAVExroitT. la. , Feb. 10. Late yesterday afternoon Albert and Ella Hodgson of Rich- land were drowned in the Mississippi river opposite this city. They slided the river bank and out upon the ice upon a sled , and dropped through au air hole. The father ran to assist tnem , but his children had'dis- appeared. The body of his daughter drifted to him under the Ice.Sho gasped and died In his arms. The body of the boy has not been recovered. He was 12 years of age and his sister S. Instantly Killed. Siot-x CITV , la. , Feb. 10. [ Special Tele gram to THE BEE. ] J. H. Harrington , a carpenter working on the uew Short Line bridge across the river , was instantly killed tonight. A timber fell from the top of a caisson aud struck him on the head. Hcnv It Became Popular. When people find an article much superior to anything of the kind they have ever be fore used , they ore almost sure to tell their friends abou it , and especially if they know of some friends needing such an article. Dealers also soon learn the true value of their goods , and when they have an article of unusual merit they will almost invariably mention the fact to their customers. This accounts in a great measure for the large sale on Chamberlain's Cough Remedy , Here is an instance : W. L. Jseedham , a promi nent citizen and business man of Orrsburg , Mo , has been selling Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for several years and recommends It to his customers , because In his experience It has proven to be the best for colds , croup and whooplm : cough. He says it is the most popular medicine that he handles and gives the best satisfaction. 50 cent bottles for sale by all druggists. Worked au lon-a Hotel. There are reasons for believing that Mr. F. Wendel , oral least a man givlne thal l a his name , i > nd who ( s : badly wanted in Ot tumwa. la . Is ; n or near Omaha. Wendel is wanted for forgery , no Having passed a worthless -heck on J C.Manches ter , proprietor of thicfHotel Ballengal of Ot- tumwa The polk * are looking rhiro and ho will lie vigori'jnK t > n uted if t.vnrht The forger is n man of about 45 fire feet seven inches In height uiid a fluent talker , fond of dilating on hid business abilities He claims to be n unlive of ( jloversvillc. N Y. Wendel carries a stamp b x rnnne to Imitate a stnck of KO gold piece * , and for whtch he fs he Is the agent He Is suit ! lo bo a smooth worker , nod a sharp watch is being kept for him. BIO TAX LEVY DOESN'T GO. Mayor ItrmU rrntprt T.t | > . yrr with IIU l.lltlr Veto. Mayor Bemis relieved the taxpayers from the burdensome tnxatkin which the council had attempted to fasten upan them hy the passage of the hlirh tux levy nt the meeting of Wednesday evening. The ordinance was returned to the council last evening by the mayor without his approval. nnci the veto was sustained. The folio win ? communica tion from the mayor explains hl position : " 1 hetewlth return without myiappruval an ordinance making the annual lety of taxes for the year 1 ( > 93 , for the leason that , I consider the levy proposed l to made excessive and unnece nry. I con- slder tliHt Ix-fore nn ordinance uf thU nature should be passed It should Ue considered III de tail hy the entire council. 11 Is tint dmtn all of the iiietnber > < > f the council who are called upon to pas < a general levy ordinance. ii well as to the mayor whi > Is to approve the same , that a preliminary conference should tie held. ; and tin1 pr iKsed levies for the several funds i considered In detail. This' course was fnllowed Inst j ear , and should have boon acaln > followed this year. While a suniclent levy I should In1 made to meet the necessary require ments of each of the several funds , the utmost can- should be exercised t < > avoid thO unneces sary Invroase of taxes. The tax payers of Umaha ate already overburdened with taxa tion , and In view of thl fuct , I Iwlleve the levy for this year should be kept down to tin- low e.st point consistent with Rood government nnd carry Ins forward necessary Improvements ments- , " 1 recommend that. In the event that this veto Is sustained , a ceiural conference of nil the members of the council bo held with the mayor , city attorney , citv engineer , city treasurer and comptroller , such conference to In-held either In the council chamber or In the mayor' ? , oftlce. " Manr's Conference Aureed To. As soon as the communication \vas _ read and the call of the roll commenced. > lr. Has call raised the jioint that the charter pro vides that the annual levy shall be made at the first meeting In February , and that a failure to pass the ordinance over the mayor's \-cto mleht result in the city being xvithout funds for the year. He inquired of the city attorney whether the provision of the charter was directory or mandatory. Mr. Connell replied that the law was di rectory and that a new ordinance introduced i a' this meeting and passed at the next | would be perfectly lepil. : Mr. Munro said that when the present ad ministration took charge of the affairs of the I city it found everything in u deplorable con dition , and it was confronted with fictitious balances which had been maintained by the former administration. He said that last year the council made a levy of 41 mills and paid off the indebtedness left by the former administration. He favored a conference of the council nnd mayor , and believed the levy should be re duced. , Steel aud Wheeler both favored the ordi ' nance in its present form , and the latter read n lengthy list of figures to show that " it is necessary to have the enornous levy. "On j i the motion to sustain the vote of the mayor Back. Bruner. Edwards. EUasser. H.iseall. Howell. Jacobscn. Mclxarie. Munro , Parker. | Saunders. Spet-ht. Steel and Thomas voted I aye. Wheeler affl3 President Bechel voted | i yea. I ' Mr. Elsasser was accorded the privilege of i replying to Mr. Munro. He s-aid the former administration nad been a very economical one. while the present members of the coun cil seemed to want to increase the assess ment JiVJ.CKW. He asserted that he could show that the city could get along with a levy of 40 mills It looked o him as If they wanted a sinecure , and In his opinion $ i10,000 would be a very handsome sum. A new ordinance was introduced with the amounts of the lev.\ for each fund left blank. This was referred to a conference of the council and mayor to be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon. AA'irs OF r/.srf D.i r. Domestic. There has been no change In the senatorial situation In Montana. Two negro boys , charged with arson : ind rob- berv , have been hanged by a Magnolia , Ml.ss. , mof ) . The Oregon senate has passed the World's fair appropriation bill. o\e.r the governor's veto. Another satisfactory test of the pneumatic cuns of the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius has been made. Georce Silver , assistant postmaster at Spo kane , Wash. , committed suicide by .shcxiuu lilmsclf through the head. General n. T. Stlmton. charged with Irregu larities as United States marshal for Color ado , has been acquitted of the charge. The nonunion brakcuien and firemen on the Mexlcun International are out on a strike , having become Impatient on account of the failure of the Order ot Hallway Conductors to act. act.The The lire at Pexter , Mo. , did not prove > -o dl astrous as It threatened. One block of houses was entirely destroyed. The losses aggregated IGO.OOO : about one-half insured. A committee of the Illinois lezMature Is In vestigating the .sweat shops of C'lilcaKo. and they report that the scenes of misery encoun tered arc enough to touch the hardest heart. Propcctors recently returned to I'licpnix. Ariz. , from an extended trip In the mountain- , report the discovery of a ruined Aztec city , which at one time limit have contained a pop ulation of 00.000. The evidence In the case of Henry Bauer and Curl Nold , the 1'Itt.sburtf , Pa. , anarchists charged with complicity In the assault on Manager Trick of the Carnejrle company , Is all In and the cas-e given to the Jury. lev. ! G. W. Arifrlel > erper , chaplain of the Wyoming house of representatives , has refused to receive hU salary. He Is a Seventh Day advent - vent M , and , In his letter declining the salary say.s that It Is un-Chrlstlan-like to do so. Warrants and requisitions have arrived at St. Ixiuis , Mo. , from SprlnsHeld , 111. , for the principal actors In the tfliarpe-Crosby Hcni weight glove contest which occurred in Madi son county , Illinois , lust Sunday. The prin cipals and their seconds have been arrested. Foreign , M. Herbert de Kenolt and M. Kmlle Mulre Coussot , two French deputies , ha\u fought u duel. Itenolt was wounded. The recent floods at Ilrlstiane have left the city In a demoralized condition and much suf fer HI ? is reported among the poor people. . The Chilian council of war has decided to liberate General Valasqucz , who has been Im prisoned for the last eight months and who was not Included In the recent amnesty law. Hush fires art * doing gre.it damage In many parts of Victoria. Crops and homesteads date been destroyed. 'Twenty-two houses have been burned at Hastings , near Napier , New /.ealand. The ensasetnent Is announced of Miss May McCIellau , daughter of the late George II. Mc- Clellan , to Paul de Espres of the French lega tion at Washington. The marriage will take Silace early In March at the Church of St. oeph in 1'arls. Miss McClellan and Mrs Mc- Clellan are staying at the Hotel do Trance et de Hath. We say as we mean. , " . , We do as we say. c . furnishings for Men. . 1O > For Saturday we place on sale a few specials at " * " ' extra inducement prices. Hoys's lined Biovct 3 xC No such values Men's fine kid lined gloves /DC are Men's Mooba lined ; loves 3 1 5 U ever Men' * fur top lined gloves 31.50 offered anywhere t Men' * H wool demy rlbbod unilenblrts 31.00 Men's full regular merino undershirt * Sl 00 any time except Men'i full regular Southdown undershirts and drawer * L)2 ) here. THE MORSE DRY GOODS CO. ' IT MAY RESULT IN MURDER Miss Paynter Imluws of the Brain. LOCATING THE FENCES OF THE THIEVES Worker ol nn Old Conildrtirr < > ninr Arrr le l r.lslit Snpxi | rd Iturclnr * Itniincl Otrr A Crurl Klrk-sM | > t- Jng ItnlliilK Held. There Is a possibility that the asnult upon Miss Ixtto Paynter. the young lady living at 1102 South Eleventh street , mny prove a murder. Although contlueil to her room the next dny It was thought at the time that she had suffered nothing more serious than n severe nervous shock , but yesterday her condition was considered critical. During the struggle with her ass.iilunt she was thrown against a coal bin. When found she was uncsucious. but the contact with the coal hod was not supposed to have been very violent. Substuent | developments give the impression that she must hnve been thrown by the brute with consulcr.ible force , i for the shock Induced concussion of the t brain. She Is still confined ' .o her bl. . and her condition last night was reported us very serious. Miss Pnynter's assillant is still at large. The police are on the alert , but Information as to his identity is very meager , and his capture Is doubtful. HIDING vroi.i.V : I'ltOI'KIITV. Kcrinrrinc Property Taken from the lre cl stonp Continny'i * Ynnl. A complaint was llle.l yesterday against A. Kahn. who lives down on the bottoms , for concealing stolen property belonging to the Drexel Stone company. The property con slstcd of parts of machinery , and Is valued at $ . - > ' . A few days ape a lot of brass fixtures , iron and other stuff of moreor less value , was stolen from the Drexel Stone company's place at the cornerof Fifth and Jones streets in Omaha by a ma.i who had been given per mission to fo through the place In search of scraps of wood for fuel. The police of Coun cil HlufTs were notified and Oflicer Murphy made a round-up of the various , second-hand stores and junk .shops in the hutc | of finding the missing stuff. He finally found .MX ) pounds of brass fixtures and a lot of old Iron in a second-hand store on Hrondway , bstween Tenth and Eleventh streets. It was Identified as the missing stuff. The Omaha authorities were notified and steps were taken to pet the guilty party under arrest. The value of the stuff so far .found Is esti mated at about . > 0. Captured the Nulmllrr. Bert Williams , the smooth young man who has been confldencing grocerymen all over the city by orderimr a small bill of poods de livered and asking that change for a 20 bill be sent alon' . ' . was captured by the police last night. Several of the men who had been success fully worKed called at the jail last night and identified the prisoner. Complaints charging - ing him with obtaining money and poods under false pretenses will be filed aeainst him today. Williams evidently considers himself booked for a long term in jail , for he asked Secretary Shoup what the pciiiUt.\ of such a crime was. Wanted at south Ontuha. Detectives Savage and Demp.- > arrested W. F. Madison this morning on the strength of a message from South Omaha where he was said to be wanted for defrauding an inn keeper. He was also supiwsed to be the man who held up Matthias New and robbed him of a watch and other articles. While riding up in the patrol wagon Madison was detected in an attempt to destroy a pawn ticket , which proved to have been received or the stolen watch. Iac < > Shooters Hound Over. Joseph Decrea and Archille Laporte , the Italians who did the shooting last Sunday evening up near Seventeenth and Mason streets , -were examined in the police court yesterday afternoon and were held in ? 1OOU bonds. Cook's Extra Dry Imperial Champagne is better , healthier and purer than the im- jiorted article. It has delightful Vxxiuet. I'ur Selling Lottery Ticket * . Ed Good , a i > olicy writer , was locked up last night for dealing in lottery policies. If you go out early in the morning you may catch rheumatism. Salvation Oil cures it. Cruelly Kicked a I toy. A newsboy named Simon Ilomstein slippe 1 AT THE NEXT MORNING I FECL BRIGHT AND NEW AND MY COMPLEXION IS BETTER. My doctor reys It acw jrently on Hi * stornnoh , llvf r and kldneTs. and U a piaunt laiatlve. This drink 11 made from hrrM. and U prrpued tot uie u easily u let. 11 la called - A11 drorrto tell it at KK. and 11 a package. If yon cannot ( ft It. tend four a.ldrn.1 for a frte umple , Lane' * Family Medicine ntovr thr bowcli rarhdar. Inord'f tnbehenltuythltlsnrrwwry Addre * OKATO" F WOO"WATUI. I.r. liny. .N.V Anheuser , BudwcUor , Faust ann Pule BEERri , EITHER BOTTLED OR "IX KEGS , can leave orders at No. 213 Main Street. Council Bluffs , Iowa , or Telephone - phone 3 3. Goods delivered promptly. SOLE AGENCY FOR 01 SHOW. H ) . Beef is Cheap as Ever ! Hut txirk , tiaiiis , lurd and baron , Hlillo way up In u. art > cheaper at Mpsfheiiilarrs market than any other place In the pity. The plare to yet your meat 1 * where you iet ihi1 l ' t and the moM for your money. I. < > oU ut the e prices and recollect that eiery thins It the best that -wlft .V t o. slaughter : Plate BoilanJ Flank Boll . -Ic Shoulfler Clod . 60 She IderSteak . Uc Shoslder Roast . o Oc Cornea Beef , ulate and , fl nk . 4o Corned Clo Is and Ra-np ; . fie Rn Roast eef . 10 Firloin Steik . 12'io I RoundSteak , 3 Ib for 25 ; . lOc I Portirhouss Steak . 12i3 ! ! All kinds stew , , veil , mutton & beef' . . r > c VealRo st . lOo 1 Veal Steak . 12'to i VealCnqpi . 10 ' Mutton Cnopj . I24o Mutton Legs . lOc 1 NOW Comoa the High Pork. . Perk Chops . . . I6c , Por.tL.3ln8 . 12ic ! P rt Butts for roast . 12'ic California Hams . 12'io ' tpa-eRibs . lOo I Pork Tenderloin . 203 I Salt Pork Pork Sausage . . . . . . GEO H , , MESGHENDOHF , Wholesale and Retail 333 BROADWAY , Council Bluffs. in 7r mi u iiii'rniitti-iiiyiairftiiiri on thi iiMTpmrnt ( h t nlitht nnd fell acnin t K Itnpfvi < \ / Mfh VH c angerrU Hint lie K'lVi' ' the lw.i > n luinl kirk. ll KCwlm * * iirrntt-U fi-r BM.iult Thr bet wus o lump that lu > ivuld wntvclv walk uiulrni ! tkrn to hi * homo , 4 IS North Hlt'TiMith street , in tlie ( mtrol wnpon Tor couch * mid throat tmultlra u < < Hro\vn > Hroni'lilnl Troohw. "They slop nn nttark of imtlimn c-oueh wry i rotti | > Mv.c. . Miamlvlllp. Ohki. irK.iTinit nntiic turn. lki > trrl > Wind. Will Itlinv nnd It Will 114 Wnrtnrr In Nrl > rn kn Todny. W ntsorox. D. C. . Feb. 10. For Nebraska braskaScncrally ( fair , p terly ulnds , tvarnirr In northeastern ) Hirtk > n. For Iowa Cienerally f lr , variable winds , slowly rlslnir tcrupeitituro. For the Dakota * Generally fair , slightly wanner , easterly to southerly winds. l.oral Itrcord. Orrti'E or THE Wr.iTitr.H HrnrAf O\uni , Feb. Hi. Omaha rtvord of tomirratnro | mm rainfall compirod ; with correi > jnJlnj : ilay of jwst four years : 18P3. H92 1S11 1890 Maximum tnmpernture. U72 3U 36 = f > OO Mliilmuin teniperatiirt1. . US ' .MO 43 aoo AM'rac1 tetnpi'raturo. In 302 2v : 433 rrivlpUutloi' . IHI .OJ .00 .00 Statement showing the euiiilitlon of tein- IH'niUiivnml priH-lpltiition at Onuili.i for thu ility and since March 1 , Islti. NnrniHl temperature . 2.3 Kvt'ss . for HIP ili\y . 43 Heliclenoy slnro March 1 . 5i. > 3 Normal precloltatlon . O3 Inch Oetlc'lenoy foi I he day . 03 Inch Di'tlclcney ilnco March 1 . 33 niche * ItrpnrU from OthiT I'olnt * at S | i. m. * * JS I STATION'S. s The pane of toughs who were captured by thedi'tcctives in a rookery at Tenth and Jones streets last Sunday moining was ar raigned in police.court yesterday afternoon Judge1 Berka held eight of the toughs in $ l..ViU each , and defenvd action In John Kellj 's case until he made a further investi gation. gation.Hy Sweethearts Face that's my wife's you know wears a cheerful , life-is-worth-living expres sion , ever since 1 presented her a box of WHITE RUSSIAN She is always recommending Kirk > $ soaps to her friends says she is through with experiments has just what she needed to- make labor easy , and ensure perfectly clean clothes , She knows what she's talking about don't forget it. JAS. S. KIRK & CO. , Chicago. Dusky Diamond TarSoap wTSSfiV iSfi ImprovaJ Safsty Elevabn , KIMBALL BROS. OMAHA OITIC'E 101J DOUGLAS STKKETJ Cor 9th St. and 11 Ave Council Illuffs. TIIBK.XCKI IOIl JIOMK UAKRU AM ) llOASTBrl ( cone Kenalne without brat * flttinn uur larrv Improved stfle , 1 a solid make tm dejp Baoc * Urone but high gr te nnl cloiei pertectlr tlKtitf rave .13 per ceat nutrltlout elemantii. Fulld tcrlptlrecircul-r 01 appllcstlon AGKNM WAKT KDIn aterf countr In IbeL'SAililr n. ( 11 VKl.ta sCUL'LTHEHa IIX Mtli t Caaa ll RluTi.la .FfieuOian i 7N J3ROK&R. 400 11UOAI\V\Y. COU OIL BLUFFS. , Money Lo inert on I ) aiinid < . Witnx. t3 HK : bariialusln unredeemed pleilifoi. ' - " OVIDE VIEN , Justice of the Peace - - mnroalwalr I'pstalrf COLLECTIONS A Sl'KCIALTV. Special COUNSIl BLUFF ) . 1BI V Improved rviidrace propertr forcub wbca tbe price U law voouKli 11 ( i Mc'Jte , 13 Main ; * briUCTSMi4 loin * anS cltr propsrljr Bi" ' Tboati , coaasl Bl u 640 ACIlKNebrattaictToo for f\\t \ at tl pa/ acre. liUmprarcJ Nroi ( J pjr cr . V' _ ' CTL'DKXT nunt'Vantea t W t A , hoipli ' corner Mntb itrrel and Kit It ar n'ie mu te between M nj 'M reart of tin , tieiltbf and utguodcharacttr. _ _ ( Jooi ) tcconuTint. cell ctor and lolicitor , waalf iltuatloa , c u ( urnltb ten of rcfureacct ana gturlly. Adtlrtii Ctiorte 10. lice , Council blugt. I .Hl S ALK ( iood irco nil-band wauut ! OIUc deik kcap. AdJren VV. K. 11 , ! > omca councu UlUfli. _ N' U nfEOlll 1. wanted al one * . Wo. 100 lib tU * 4 COULCII BloBa ,