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iXi 0 OMAHA DAILY B32Bi 8ATTJTIDA.Y , MARCH 14 , 1390. I.COUNCIL BLUFFS DEPARTMENT Mlis Angle Wlckham la 111 at her homo. The Bee office , No. 16 North Main street. I Mm. D. J. Gates tvus called to Avoca by the tloalh of tier mother , Mr ? . Jlrlggs. Special communication Bluff City lodge , No. 71 , this evening. Work ! ti fellow Crafts Jo- I I- groo ; 7SO ; sharp. The Grand hotel , Council Bluffs. High class In every respect. Rates , $2.60 per day and upward. E. F. Clarke , proprietor. The Knights and ladles of Security will held their regular meeting this evening at the Dannbo ball. A full attendance Is de- tired , An autopsy held on the body of Wllllo Madden , who died suddenly with symptoms the phyilclans could not clearly classify , showed that death was the result of ap- pndlcltls. Mrs. Mnb'l Hart , wife of A. n. Hart , died yesterday at her residence , 2204 Second ave nue. The funeral \vlll be held In the Fifth avenue Methodist church Sunday afternoon nt 2 o'clock , and the body will bo burled In Walnut Hill cemetery. E. Hi Shcafo & Co. havf > commenced null In the superior court Tor Judgment against P. A. Blxby and II. L. Putnam on a note and mortgage for $078. The Indebtedness was Incurred by Blxby , who sold the mort gaged property to Putnam. Tickets go on sale at 9 o'clock , thin mornIng - Ing for the opening night , next Monday , of the Elliott Hunt theater company's first ap- < pearance. This Is the now stock company that 1ms been organized , and will play for nt least two weeks at the New Dohany. It 18 tile of the strongest companies that has ever been In the city. The "Octoroon" will bo the bill , and 10 cents to all parts of the house will bo the prices. That will insure full houses- every night for the next two weeks. One of the young girl members of the High school has been In serious trouble with the Dohool authorities for roveral days and on several 'occasions. She Is accused of robbing her companions of everything and anything of value which she might find In the pockets of their cloaks In the cloak room. She was caught In the act of robbing one girl's cloak of 75 cents , which she had brought to school to pay for a new pchool book. As this was only one of numerous complaints , the girl was temporarily suspended. A suit Involving only a few dollars has been on trial In Justice Cook's court off and on for the last month , until a great bill of cot'to ' liavc been run up. Arthur Zlpf sued Donaldson Bros. , clothing cleaners and dyers , for the recovery of $6 duo him for work and a suit of clothes which he left to bo cleaned , which the Donaldsons , for some reason , refused to glvo up. Judgment has been entered In the case , and since set as'.dc two trials and half a dozen continuances have been had and the case Is -nearer a BCttleincnt than over. The last continuance was until March 30. Wanted , good farm loans In western Iowa at lowest rates. Money loaned for local in vestors on best of security netting C per cent. Fire Insurance written In reliable companies. Lo"gec & Towfe , 235 Pearl st'reet. Council II I u IT N Police Force. Chief of Police John Scanlan has completed his annual report , which will be filed with the council at Its meeting next Monday night. Under the pledges of the republican city convention the mayor-elect is pledge'd to nominate the city marshal for chief of po lice , to serve without extra compensation from the city. This pledge , carried out , will relieve Chief Scanlan from duty next month and Instal City Marshal Canning as chief of police. The present report of the chief of police Is , therefore , probably his last. The report shows that the force consists of a chief of v police , one captain , one detect ive , one desk -sergeant , one ; patrol driver and seven patrolmen. The payroll for the last year was $10,675 , a saving of $1,302 from the record of the year previous. During the year there were 502 ordinary patrol calls , twenty-five calls for the patrol as an ambu lance. There were 798 arrests during the year , or 393 less than the preceding year. Prisoners performed 2C2 days' work on the streets. One of the duties of the police force Is to report the electric lights that are found out during the night. The reports of this nature for the year were as follows : March , 187 ; April ; 187 ; May , 167 ; June , 268 ; July , 8G ; August , 47 ; September , 77 ; October , 138 ; November 77 ; December , 32 ; January , 65 ; February , 24 , The chief closes his report with a recom mendation for the adoption of a new system of fire and police alarm apparatus. Farm for Rent 130 acres of plow land , 45 acres of meadow , with house , barn , or chard , etc. Seven miles from Council Bluffs on Missouri river high bottom , not subject to overflow. Address Ben Marks , Council Bluffs. _ There never were as many elegant and- novel articles of furnlturo exhibited In the city as are now In stock at the Durfeo Fur- nUuro company's. DiincrroiiN AdvcrtlNuiuciit. G. A. Schoedsack , the Twin City dye works man , was given a thorough scare yes terday by a secret service agent of the United States. Schoedeack had printed and ' was clrcu'atlnc ' several thousand small cir culars about the size of a postal card ad vertising his business. Ono of the orna ments on the card was n fae simile repre sentation In black ink of a silver dollar. It looked about as llttlo like a real silver dollar lar ns It could , and would have been about as easy to pass for a silver dollar as a bar stack would for a cord of wood. But it was In violation cJ ono section or clause of tha federal law that prohibits the use of all Imitations of money for advertising purposes , and the agent of the Treasury department was compelled to act. Ho seized all of the circulars that * remained In SchoedKick's hands and wont to the printing olllco and took possession of the engraving used on the card and destroyed them all. Mr. Schoedsack Is a particularly careful man In his observance of all the laws of the land , and ho almost had a chill when ho discovered that ho 'had unwittingly violated lated one of the- national laws. In attemptIng - Ing to repair the wrong ho oven wont to the trouble of gathering up as many of the circulars already distributed as possible. We offer you only clean , crisp , snow white. laundry work and best delivery service at Eagle laudry , 721 Broadway. Telephone 157. Have you seen ( he now gas heating stoves at the company's offlce. ? M'unlN to He Willow In Fuel. Maggie Shaw commenced a suit In the dis trict court yesterday for a divorce from her hut'band , Warrpn Shaw. The petltlort recites that the marriage ceremony was performed at Rockport , Mo , , In 1871 , and that for twenty years the Shaws lived together In Eomo degree of peace and comfort. In 1891 , while living at Joplln , Mo. , Mrs. Shaw al leges that ho sold all their furnlturo ono day and skipped out. Ho has since refused to llvo with her or contribute to her support. She has como to consider herself a widow , and wants to bo legally declared one , on the grounds of desertion and nonsupport , April 7 and 21 are the dates for next Homescekorti' Excursions via the Burlington Routo. Ono faro ( plus $2) ) for round trip to Nebraska , Kansas , Missouri and various points south and southwest. O. M , BROWN. Ticket Agent , Council Bluffs. Wanted A good second-hand farm wagon. Address A. , Dee cilice , State price , ( Avoca Court CIIHVH. Judgments hayo been rendered In tbe fol lowing cases at the Avoca court : I , N. Fllcktnger against J. M. Shea , costs ; Aram- brcst & Landls against Centennial Milling company ; Albert Grulke against J , M. Bax ter , costs ; Wilson-Molina Buggy company against J , A. Fisher , Judgment for $878.15 out ) costs , $17.45 ; Humphreys against Ex change Slate bank of Walnut , costs ; A. P. Cramer against J , A , Uunncll , costs ; Wil liam Orr et al against Frank PIke ; R. M , Urlga against W. 1) ) . Cuppy , Hot lied Wo have 1,000 hot bert tush which we are going to close out. TliO won't last long , How many do you wantT Ve will make you a price that can't bo tuMllcated. o. B. Pant | , Oil and Qlaai company , Masonic Terni le , Couucll Blufli , FINANCE C01I1I1TTKE REPORT Condition of the Oity's Money Matters Made Public , FIGURES MAKE AN EXCELLENT SHOWING AmoitiitM In Iloniln Ijlunlilntoil DnrliiK the 1'iint Yciir In In tliv Viirlitnn lle- liiirtntfiitM. The report ot the finance committee of the city council for the fiscal year , eliding this month , hai > been completed , and will bo sub mitted to the council at Its next meeting. The report deals chiefly with the Indebted ness of the city which I ? handled under thrco illvlslonp , the regular bonded Indebtedness , tie ) Interaction bonded Indebtedness and the tpcclal asjosfmcnt bonded Indebtedness. The regular bonded debt consists of the following .bonds : Thlrty-flvo thousand del lar-loin , 1876 , twenty years , 8 per cent , ma ture 1896 ; $74,000 Iban , 1878 , twenty years , 7 per cent , mature 1808 ; $49,000' loan , 1880 , twenty years , 7 per cent , mature 1900 ; $8,000 Uan , 1880 , twenty yearo , 7 per cent , mature 1909 ; $18,500 loan , 1833 , twenty years , ti per cent , mature 1903. This makes a total of $140.400 , which Is clashed as regular bonded Indebtedness , the annual tnterert on which amounts to $9,993. This Is provided for by an annual levy of 2 mill ? , and since 1S8S It has been the prac tice to levy an additional tax of from 1 to 2 mills for tha gradual extinguishment of this bonded debt. The sinking fund thus created now amounts to about $50,000 , which will be used to pay bonds maturing this year. The balance of the $50,000 , after paying off the $35,000 loan , will firm a beginning for a e'nklng fund for the payment of the $74,000 loan , which matures In 1898. It Is estimated by that time $45.000 will be accumulated In the sinking fund , leaving about $35,000 of the' loan to bo refunded. The committee declares that had councils previous to 18S8 made levies no they should have done , for the extin guishment ot the bonded debt , alt bonds could now bs taken up and the city wculd have sufficient balance to have taken up a large portion of the optional bonds. The commit tee expresses Its disapproval of long time bo'nds where the Interest In the end amounts to more than the principal. Attention le called to the fact that panto of the bonds now out wore 'lejued ' thltty or forty years ago. The present regular bonded Indebtedness of the city , $140,500 , when fully matured , will have required the pavment of Interest amountlrg to $199,800. Th3 cm rl tea le'om- mends a continuation of the plan of levying taxes to create a sinking fund , and says that IVt mills will be necessary fcr this purpose. The Intersection bonded debt forms another topic In the report. During the last year $17,500 In paving bonds have been called Infer for payment , but only $6,500 have been presented , leaving $11,000 still out. Intorsec- Ucn paving bonds to the amount of $2,500 have been Issued during the last year , but 'n the future , on account of the change In the law taxing the cost of paving Intersections to abutting property , no more such bonds will be required. No change has taken place In the Intersection grad'ng and sewer bonds , but a sinking fund of $23,000 has been ac cumulated , most of which will be used during the coming year In taking up bonds upon which the ten-year limit has expired. The following Is a statement ot the amount of Intersection bonds now outstanding : Sewer , 6 per cent $87,000 Grading , 6 per cent 32,500 Paving , 4 per cent $ 40,000 Povlnff , C per cent ' . . 106,500 Paving ( called In ) 11,000 157,500 ' Total . . . . . . $227,000 The Interest on these bonds Is annually $14,160 , requiring an annual levy of 3 mills. An additional levy of 2 mills yearly should be madej the committee believed , to create a finking fund for the extinguishment of the debt , and the G per cent bonds should be re funded at a less rate. During the last year $40,000 of Intersection paving bonds have been refunded at 4 % per cent. In the discussion of the special assessment Indebtedness the committee calls attention to the fact that up till two years ago the custom was to 'collect Interest on each in stallment of the Indebtedness , while the city in the meantime was'carrying the entire In debtedness and paying Interest onr the whole amount seml-annually. This required the city to' borrow money , frequently as much as $60,000 , to pay the Interest , "while the property owners' payments were delayed. Under the new plan of requiring the pay ment of Interest on the entire Indebtedness each year the results have been very sat isfactory and for the first time In a number ot years the entire Interest on bonds of this class was paid on January 1. 1896. This year $78,000 ot the special assessment bonds will fall due. The committee expresses the opinion that there may be some trouble In meeting this payment , as prop erty owners seem disposed to postpone the payment of this kind of Indebtedness until the last minute. There has been , too , some legal resistance to the payment 'of assess ments on the Lower Broadway pavement , but this has been settled in the courts and the money Is now expected to come In promptly. During the year $12.600 In spec-'al assessment bonds were Issued and $61,000 paid , a net decrease of $48,500 In this In debtedness. The committee expresses sat isfaction with the present system of issuing certificates direct to the contractor for spe cial assessments , thus relieving the city from any part Jn the responsibility for pay ment ot the claims. , The committee shows the unfortunate con dition of the water fund and comments on the fact there does not seem to be any way of getting a Better condition of affairs unless the city assessor will take the hint and Jn- crease the valuation of city property. There are now outstanding warrants against the water fund amounting to $47,300. The an nual hydrant rental amounts to $26,000 and the B-mlll levy allowed by law for water purposes does not yield revenue sufficient to prevent an overlap each year. Under the present system ot assessment ot property the city will bo compelled to run several thousand dollars behind each year until the assessment of property Is raised so that a 5-mlll levy will create a fund sufilc'cnt to meet the demands made upon It for proper fire protection. The police fund during the past year amounted In receipts to $41,897.07. This Is the only contingent fund In the city. The state law provides tha.t the levy for the city general fund shall not excped 10 mills. On the city valuation aa at pres ent the general fund amounts to but $49,688. This , according to the report of the commit tee , Is not sufficient to pay the running ex penses ot the city , which amount , under con servative administrations , to $80,000 or $90- 000 , This gives the committee another chance to put In a plea for an Increased valuation of property by the city assessor , The committee reports a balance of $9,000 In the sewer fund and states that no levy will be required for that fund for the ensuing year. A very small levy wll ( be needed for the Judgment fund. The city bridge fund has a balance of $9,274 and will not require any additional levy this year , Tilt : Cold AVnvc. The report was current yesterday that the cold wave froze Ice nine Inches thick In some of the lakes adjacent to Council Bluffs , While It was quite cold and the report maybe bo true , yet the Inclement condition ot the weather had no effect whatever on the Dun can receiver sale last night and today. In fact , the store was eo crowded that It was warm enough for the most fastidious , and a llttlo too warm for the big corps of hus tling clerks. The goods are selling very fast , but Receiver Hughes says he can fit everybody yet. Some ot the best goods , In all sizes , Btlll remain , but those who want bargains should not delay much longer. Oulr One lie * * . Call and see the much talked of Columbia bicycle. Manufacturers and dealers wilt run down the wheel they have copied , COLB & COLE. Davis , only drug ctoro wltU reglilcred clerk. 01,1) COU.\CII'S LAST MRET1NCJ. Wlmltin Srloii of tlio Inut Ailiiilnln- trntlnu mill KM Work. Every member of the city council cud the mayor were present at the meeting last night , which will bo the last that the present city council will ever hold. A few things re mained to bo done , before the new council was organized , and the old expired , and the cOdermcn did them In a Jovial and Informal sart of way. The petltkn from Mary Frceland for the remlsrlon'tf her taxes , which had been favor ably reported by the committee , waa granted , A filmliar petition from Mrs. KIrkendall was not granted , for the rcapon that It waa shown that the woman was drawing a pension cf $12.50 a month. The reports of the finance committee and the other city cfficcrs were submitted and found correct and placed en file , as like wise the report ot the meat and milk In spector. Alderman Rlshton's report on the matter of oscurlng stabling for the horses belong ing to the engineer's department , belonged to the new council , as preront arrangements would not terminate until the expiration of Engineer Etnyre's term cf office. The committee on claims reported In favor of allowing the Puller-Johnson company pay for 1,050 feet of sidewalk lumber , appropri ated by the city , at the rate ot $12 per 1,000. Mr. Paul's Indian creek ordinance was called up and discussed good naturcdly for a few moments , and It looked as If It would be passed without any further changes , but Alderman Brcwlck offered an amendment that Paul should pay for the costs of publi cation. This was agreed to , and the ordi nance war passed. The concessions asked by the Odd Fellows , In connection with the now buMdlng they are erecting , were also granted. George H , Mayno was authorized to collect the unpaid 'costs duo the city on the docket of the superior court , and for compendium was given one-third of the amounts collected , Alderman Brown presented a resolution permitting the new members to select their scats by lot Instead cf by arbitrary assign ment , but the resolution was not acted upon. The oaths of office properly subscribed and signed by the newly elected city officers wore received and placed on file. The usual resolution was Introduced , eulo gistic of the parting mayor. Cleaver , and Aldermen Spetman , Brewlck , Grahl and Rlsh- ton. Confidence was expressed In them , but they were at the same time congratulated upon being able to "leave the thorny ways of public office for the peaceful paths of pri vate life. " The claim of Mrs. Epson for personal dam age was read and referred. The Courtland Beach company was notified to repair the bridge near Its property , and belonging to-It. The water en Avenue C waa ordered lowered to Erode. The bill of the gas ccmpany for $397 war laid over for the consideration of the new council. The old building , partially burned , on Broadway , near the opera house , was ordered removed. The council adjourned until next Monday night. IN TUB NEOI.A I'UIIMC SCHOOLS. I/ntc Election I)111 Tint HIiiKc on ilie Settlement of it Sciinilnl. NEOLA , la. , March 12. To the Editor ot The Bee : In the morning edition of The Omaha Dally Bee , bearing date of March 11 , 1896 , appeared an article , the first part ot which was written ostensibly for the purpose of giving the result of the school election at this place , but after giving the details of the vote cast the writer seems to have been seized with a desire to add something sensational. The author of that article states that the election was a very hotly contested one and that the point at Issue was whether the present principal of the schools should be compelled to retire and be succeeded by some other man and whether the as sistant principal should be retained. Such was not an Issue In the election , and no real aspirant for a place on the school beard had made any such Issue or so declared , himself. The author of the article also declares - ' clares that the result of the election also means that ono of our lady teachers must now goj bccause her name had been con nected' with a scandal which was pending Investigation before the old school board. This article docs the grossest Injustice to the principal of our school and to the lady whose reputation Is thus foully assailed In a public manner. No such Investigation is pending cither before the old board or the new one. No such thing is contemplated , and the subject matter for such an Investi gation , if It exists at all , exists only in the fervid and overwrought Imagination of the author of that article. The teachers whose names have thus been wrongfully used by your correspondent , whb withholds his name , have demonstrated by ( heir ac tual work In the schoo'l room that they are teachers of more than ordinary nb'llty. They enjoy the confidence and respect of all pure-minded and right thinking people. Our best citizens are a unit In deploring .and condemning all attempts , whether opener covert , to smirch the good name and rep utation of public school teachers who are straining every nerve to discharge their arduous duties In a proper and satisfactory manner. We recognize tbe fact that a publlc'school teacher's tenure of position Is uncertain enough at best while It rests at tbe mercy and ID the caprice of an ever changing school board , and that a teacher's good name and reputation are his stock In trade , which should be Jealously guarded by the teacher and sacredly respected by the patrons - trons of the echool. It Is as true today as when It was written 300 years ago that "He who filches from me my good name robs mo of that which enriches him not , and makes mo poor indeed. " We feel that a great Injustice lias been done to this community In general and to our school teachers In particular by the article appearing in your morning Issue of the llth lust. , and wo join , In the request that you will publish this In .reply thereto , to the end. that this much may bo 'Tone toward rectifying a wrong which may be as wldo and far-reaching as the circula tion of your paper. J. G. BAnDSUEV , W. W. MOTT. D. WILLIAMS. WILLIAM TAYLOR , GEORGE H. WHEELER , Memlicrs of School Board. J. W. DILLIN. D , H. PECK. D. W. OSBORN , J. H. GARLAND , JR. G. RANSOM. W. H. KILLPACK , Secretary of School Board. P. ROBBINS , President of School Board. J. W. ROLAND , Mayor. II. MExDEL. P. EOAN. JR. J. S. SMITH. J. D. FELTON , PRED FOSS. A. A , DORN. H. S. WATKINS. L. B. JOHNSON. REV. M. T. SCHIFFINACKER , * Catholic Pastor. C.M. . CRIPPEN. H. C. MODLIN. OAWPJIELk UESlItES A DIVO11CI3. I.nvcltiiul fX-Mliilxtor AViintx to I < cuve HlN Wire MiikfM Scrloun Cluirni'H. Snelllng W , Campbell , the Insurance agent and ex-preacher of Loveland , has brought suit Jn the district court for a divorce from his wife. Rebecca Campbell. The petitioner recites hla marriage to hie present wife In Caldwell county , Missouri , In 1852 , and as serts that he has lived In Iowa filnto 1SC1. Ho bases his action for divorce on several charges of adultery , which he makes against the wlfo of his bosom , Mr. Campbell was before the Insanity commissioners just a month ago on charges preferred by his wife , and had no trouble In convincing the board that he Is all right mentally , He told of a wayward life , extending over many yeaiB , ot his conversion , of bis work In the ministry , and of his fall owing to the charms ot a Mills county member of his flock. After living with his wife for nearly half a cen tury , he said he was convinced that they could not remain together much loncer aa hln wife was causing him a great deal of trouble and was tiylng to get him Into an asylum. WORK WHICH PRESSURE Spsnkor Byora .Proposes to Drlvo Bnal- ness Through the Homo. CLEARING THE 'fyJIJRSE ' FOR THE CODE in ( lei DOTVII < n the Ilcnl Work of Hit\llnK | \ ] ( Hie Coiiiinl- Hopiirt , on Which DESi M01N133/ " March 13. ( Special. ) Speaker Dyers made < s > omo rulings today , In which ho was sustained by a Jorge majority of the house , that tarcly obtain In legislative assemblies. No member will hereafter bo permitted to vote , except ha answers to the first , roll call , unless ho was unavoidably ab sent from the chamber when his name was called ; and no motion , even If allowed by the rules , will bo entertained by > the speaker If of a dllaUry nature even a demand for roll call on a subsidiary question being In cluded unless the mover shall state that ho has no Intention or desire to delay final action. This coursj has bcn adopted In order to facilitate business and enable the house to dispose of the. large number of special or ders n6w pendfng , as speedily as possible , and gel t work on the new code. "It Is very evident , " said a leading sen ator , who desires to have his name be sup pressed , "that the railroads are very anxious to have the new code completed. If the standing committees endorse the changes recommended by the commission It will pre cipitate , n Qght that will remind old-timers of the Grange legislation of 1874 and 1888. If the Issue Is forced upon us , as now seems likely , rather than see- our railway laws repealed or oven Impaired , wo will tumble the whole report of the cede commission Into the waste basket , or If necessary pro long the session till wo tire everybody out. Neither will we permit a conference com- mltteo to fix up the laws for us and accept Its report on blind faith. " Representative nay Introduced a resolu tion to take up the code exclusively on and after March 31 and adjourn sine die on April 15. The resolution went over under the rule and will como up for action to morrow. INSURANCE COMPANIES WIN. The action of tlio house committee today In reporting adversely on all tha "valued policy" bills , rendero It morally certain that no legislation of this character will be en acted at this session. A bill Introduced by Mr. Lauder , which provides that ttie amount of damages shall be determined by the face of the policy after deducting the sum repre sented by the deterioration In the value of the property Insured , has , however , been reported favorably , and may pass the house. The Nlctert bill , providing for a standard or , uniform fire Insurance policy recommended for passage , will be reached In a few days. Representative pinch has a number of amendments ready In the Interest of the in sured , which. If adopted , will probably Insure the defeat of the measure. The policy recom mended Is almost an exact copy of the standard policy now in force In Now York , with the coinsurance clause omitted. The Blanchard anti-compact bill line been recom mended for passd e by a majority of the house commltteS op Insurance without amendment , and i t for special consideration for March 17. IP < 'The Claussen b lf td take Marshall county ' ' out of the Slxl'po'ntbi Judicial1 district , and placing It In then Seventeenth , with Tama .and Benton , andMncrtasing the number , of Judges from ono.'flo' . ' two , changing the polit ical complexion 'fromi democratic to repub lican , was taken up imd passed with almost ' a strict party voe. ' , , The Mullen blll'.j constituting one Judicial district of Lee county- > and separating it from the Second district , 'was also passed. This was another pollflcalr move , designed to reTi- der the old Second district reliably repub lican. * / The Nolan blll't | "o ( frvlde up. the mulct tax collectedIn itownshlpaouteideiMncorporatea ) towns , between tthe bounty and the town ship , was also passed. A long wrangle took place in the house over the effort of two rival medical college ? at Keokuk to secure legislation to settle the dispute between them as to which Is the "regular" school. The house decided to let them fight it cut In the courts , where the casa Is now pending. The vote by which the St. John warehouse bill was defeated was reconsidered and the bill passed 58 to 9. The following bills were Introduced In the house : Dy Drlnto'n , to abolish the office of state printer and binder , and authorize the executive council to let the work to the low est bidder ; by Bird , declaring every section line a public highway. In the senate , a bill Introduced by Blanch ard , provides for proportional representation In congress and the election of members by , the state at. large. If the system was adopted , republicans would have six , demo crats four and populists one. It was pre sented "by request. " A bill was also Introduced by Lehfeldt transferring Harrison county from the Fourth to the Fifteenth Judicial district. The Martin bill for the examination of private banks was made a special order for Tuesday. The senate accepted the-house amend ment to the Phelps bill , prohibiting the manufacture and sale of cigarettes , and the bill only needs tbe signature of the governor to become a law. The house amendment exempted from Its provisions wholesale dealers In original packages supplying cus tomers In other states. SCORCHING THE STATE FAIR. The debate In the senate on the bill ap propriating $7,000 to liquidate the debts of the State Agricultural society was resumed. Senator Cheshire made a reply to the stric tures of Senator Trewln. He showed that the society had been unfortunate for two successive seasons , and that the receipts fell from $55,000 In 18D2 to $25,000 In 1803 , on account of the World's fair , and that the failure of the corn crop In J894 greatly les sened the attendance. The state fair was moved to DCS Molnes In 1879 , when It had not a dollar In the treasury and a debt of $11,000 hanging over It , and today it owns property , over and above the cost , approxi mating $17C.OOO. Senator Perrln thodght the state fair was conducted too much on the plan of the church sociable , and felt there was a lack of good business methods In Its management. Senator Hanlman , who Is a member of the board of directors , defended the society. Ho said the association had been tried and con demned In tho'estimation of some senators without a hearing. Us then proceeded to ONE OF THE ; BEST FEATURES . . Of < Iir Pjftuulil Pile Cur IB the fact that ; it' ' curga every torrn of Piles without on& . particle of pain. This desirable point ITr.Q0t : obtained by the use of Injurious opiates which simply deaden and paralyze the nerve'ii''o'f the parts end make matters wprso In'jho'long run. But It Is done .solely by HIT remarkable healing and soothing effects , jf ' , _ And while it thusC'Hlvea Immediate relief , at tbo eanio time'tha disease Is not merely checked , but a radical'euro ' Is rapidly accom ' ' plished. ' . , And the point * ? & ' .vant to make clear 'Is that all this Is dyne-i without a particle of pain. .41'I ' ! This fact Is ona/i-ealjon for the great popu larity of the Pyretnldi Pile Cure and consti tutes one very grpaf difference between It and almost any other kind of treatment for piles. Every kind of surgical operation for piles Is excruciatingly painful besides endangering the life of the patient and In most cases Is not to bo compared with the Pyramid Cure , neither In making successful cures -without pain nor In cheapness end safety. The Pyramid Pile Cure has been before the public , too long , and Its merits recog nized by too many pecple to allow It to be classed with the many salvos , suppositories , pills , etc. , and you run no risk In trying It , as Is often the case with new and untried preparation * . If you are over troubled with any form ot piles or rectal dUeaee do not forget the Pyra. mid Pile Cure. Prepared by the Pyramid Drug Co. of Albion , Mch. | . and sold by druggists At 50 ccnta for package , review the whole history of the from 1851 , when It * n called Into existence by an net of the IcRlilnturc. Senator Henderson favored tha appropria tion. tion.Senator Senator tlonson of Dubuque nld the ap propriation of money to any association not under the control of the state was wrong In principle , and should no longer bo tolerated. If continued It would end In the complete depletion of the stntc treasury. Senator Trewln said In IfOO the State Fair association , by Its own showing , was out of debt and had 110,000 In the treaa ury. Ho more than hinted that the man agement was cnK Rcd In the bushiest ot farming tha farmers by first charging them an admission fee and then levying on tliolr pocketbooks to meet the expenses. Ho dc nlcd that the State Fair association was In any sense a state Institution. Senator Tro- wln continued his arraignment until the hour of adjournment. He did not believe that It was good policy for the stntc to In sure Its own property , as contemplated In the bill. Ho believed that the state could carry Its own Insurance cheaper and snfor than any stock company with $100,000 cap ital. _ OOVRIINOIt UUAKIVS API'OINT.IIIS.VTS Inyotl AniiiHiiicciiKMitN Sotiu * Time. DES MOINES , March 13. ( Special Tele gram. ) Governor Drake today announced hla appointments In full. They hava been delayed several weeks on account of contests between applicants for several places. They are as follows : Fish commissioner , George E , Delovan of Emmctsburg , rcappolnted. Dairy commissioner , W. 1C. Doardman of Nevada , reappolnted. , Veterinary surgeon , J. I. Gibson of Den- Icon , appointed to succeed M. Stalker. Librarian , Mrs. Lena Hlxson Cops of Mar- shalltown , to succeed Mrs. Laura Crclghton. Custodian , George Mctzger of Davenport , reappolnted. Labor coninilwloncr , W. E. Oblcnws of DCS Molnereappolnted. . Inspectors of boats , E. H. Thomas of Ot- tumwa , A. A. Jcnks of Leon , J. C. nixby of Council Blurts , A. A. Henderson of Spirit Luke , A. W. Jones of Storm Lake , Charles A. Decbe of Mason City , .James Carmody of Onawo. The members of the visiting committees to the asylums for the Insane arc not , changed. In vc-Kdiicnt Ciiiiiiiiiny AKCII < ArreN < < Ml , DES MOINES , March 13. ( Special Tele gram. ) John A. Donaldson , ono of the local agents of the American Coupon Investment company , which has headquarters In Dallas , Tex. , was arrested today , charged with ntlng the mails for the purpose of advertising and conducting a lottery business. City IloiulN Di-fcntcil. HASTINGS. la. , March 13. ( Special. ) An election was held hero yesterday for the purpose of voting for bonds to build a town hall and a jail. The proposition was fought bitterly by all the prominent citizens out sldo of the mayor and city council and dc feated by a vote of about thrco to ono. Conductor Sun-ycr'n Dentine. CUESTON , la. , March 13. ( Special Tele gram. ) H. P. Sawyer , aged 56 , a Burling ton passenger conductor and a resident of Creston for twcnty-flvo years , died at noon today. He was one of the most popular and favorably known conductors on the system. _ ' Uiillro'ml YiiriliuaNter Kill oil. MASON CITY , la. , March 13. ( Special Telegram. ) Yardmaster G. W. ttecd was Instantly killed today In the yards at North McGregor. While making up a train he slipped and fell , several cars passing over and horribly mutilating his body. M N "iv MlnlMtcr. CIIESTON , la. , March 13. ( Special. ) Elder McKinney of Hopkins , Mo. , has ac cepted a pastorate cell from the First Chris tian church of Lenox , la. Many a free man who.is . sick would willingly change places .with a healthy convict. A man might as well be shut out of en joyment one way as another. If he is shut up in a cell , he cannot engage in active pleasures. He cannot see the beauties of nature and art , but he can i imagine them , and [ so get some benefit Jfrom , them. A man who is sick has these things before him , but he doesn't ' see them as they exist. He cannot look on anything with appreciative eyes. His phy sical condition warps his vision anil his men tality. He cannot enjoy anything , no matter how enjoyable it may be in the abstract. A man with a foul taste in his mouth , with a bilious headache , and with poisonous refuse matter circulating- through his body can not enjoy anything. He honestly believes that the world is all wrong , and that it is a mighty poor place to be in. He is blue , despondent , cynical. Life isn't worth liv ing to him. Such a simple thing causes this condition that it is absurd and ridicu lous to think of a sensible man remaining in it. Symptoms like these come from con stipation. H is the most prevalent of all causes of sickness. It makes a man worth less fet work or pleasure. It is a stubborn trouble when yon do not treat it properly , and a simple one when you do. It is cured by Ir Pierce1 ! " 1'Ieasant Pellets. They were uiade for this purpose , and no other. Thej accomplish this purpose as no other prep aration ever did. An unscrupulous dniRgist may try to sell you something else. Look out I It is yout health that is at stake. It is your health against an extra profit'on the thing he says is "just a ? good. " Dortoi Pierce's Pleasant Pellets don't forget don't take anything else. The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser , In plain En. Glish , or Medicine Simplified bj R.V. riercc , M. I ) . , Chief Consulting - ing Physician to the Invalids' Ho tel and Surgical Institute , liuluto , N. V. , reeS pages , ilhitlratra , 680.000 copies sold nt $1.50. Now rent , paper-bound , AUSOLUTELV FRBB on receipt of 31 one-cenl stamps to pay for mailing only , Addrcfc * the Author , aa above. lOcI TI1E NEW DOIANY 110c I BLLIOTT ALTON , M'er. \ a WKKICS a COMMENCING MONDAY KVKNINO , MAIlCIf 10 , TheALTQMNT STOCK COF.1PW , In a repertoire of pleanlnjr Mils at new prices. Opening 1)111 ) , A 8'lemllil ' cast In a ppleiulld play , with prices to cult nil. 10-CENTS-lO Seats go on sale Monday marnlnir at box olllce , THEBEST $5 $ SET DF TEETH AND WOHIC GUAHANTISKU , DR. MUDGE , 316 BROMtf COUNCIL BlUFFS , 101 STOLE MONEY TO GAMBLE P. J. SpaulcUng of Dos Moin.cs Charged with Embezzlement , CONFESSED HIS CRIME WHEN ACCUSED AVnn Seorelnry juul Trcniiircr of tlic l < mn Hnlr ( IMinrinncy Commix * nloii Mlxttiin Ktiniln TnUrti In UN Kern. DES MOINI2S , March 13. ( Special Tele- grim. ) A sensation was caused hero this afternoon by the nrrcst of SucI J. Spauld- Ing , secretary and treasurer of the State Commission of Pharmacy , on a charge of embMslcmcnt. The warrant was sworn out by nil the mcmbe.rs of the commission , and Spauldlng was arrested on the street and taken before n Justice. Ho refused to give a bond and went to Jail. Spatildlng has been secretary and treas urer for four years. Ho hag the custody of all collections from licenses for peddlers of medicines In the state and other foes. His last settlement was April 23 last. Since then ho has been dealing on the Board of Trade and has steadily lost , not only his own property but the state money. About thrco months ago President Fletcher Howard of the commission came hero to live. He soon discovered reasons for be lieving that there was crookedness and In vestigated. The books wcto straight , but ho was convinced Spauldlng was spending more money than ho should. Ho learned of the losses on the board and called the com missioners together for consultation. Spauldlng was called In and made a con fession. He was allowed to go and was anostcd as soon as the warrant could bo sworn out. In a confession tonight ho states that ho has lost In his speculation In less than a year about $14,000 of the state's money and $6,800 of his own. Ho kept the ac counts perfectly straight , except that ho checked out agnln all money paid to him and deposited. He had anticipated the end for some time , and several months ago deeded all his real property to his wife. Spauldlng came hero from Indlanola , la. , four years ago to take the position. He has a wlfo and ono child and they have stood high socially. There Is a question whether the state holds any bond for him. There are Irregularities which jnako It un certain. The total of the bond , If It Is good , is only $5,000. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. Children Cryfoi FOtcher's Castoria. OR , McCREW : TIIK o "t SPECIALIST WHO THEATS AU. PRIVATE DISEASES WoknenftDiurderol MEN ONLY 10 Yetn Experience. 0 Yeart In Omaha. Rook Fre . Cooiultatloa * nd Examination Frco. 14'.h and Farnam Sit. OMAHA -JK11. During March Colds and chills arc prevalent , and unless the system is strong enough to throw them off , serious illness , often ending in pneumonia and death results. The Cause Of colds , chills and attendant dangers is found in the blood , poisoned by uric acid , which should be expelled by the kid neys. . The EfTout Of this kidney-poisoned blood is far-reaching. Health and strength are impossible when it exists. The system is being- continually weakened , leaving it open to the ravages of colds , chills , pneumonia and fevers , The Cure For such a diseased condition is found in Warner's Safe Cure , which will restore the kidneys to health and enable them toproperlyperform their functions. There is-no doubt about this. The record of the past is Proof Positive. MS ? TWIN CITY DYE WORKS DYEING ANDCLEAMNG Clothing , Dresses and Household OMAHA OFFICE 1521 Fornnm. Tel. 1621. COUNCIL. IlLUKFS Works and Office , Cor. Ave nue A nnd 26th St. Tel. 310. Bend for Price 1.1st. OF- Council Bluffs , Iowa. CAPITAL , $100,00 ! ) WE SOLICIT VOUn BUSINESS. WE DCSIIIE YOUH COLLECTIONS. ONE OF THIS OLDEST IIAMCS IK IOWA. f PER CENT PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS. CALL AND SEE US OH WRITE. 1 Tandems ! Do you ride a tandem ? If not , why not ? There are tandems and tandems , but only one Tribune Tandem ! And the cost.$150. 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Pa tients at a distance may consult Dr. Mosher by letter , giving a carefully written history of their cases , describing their symptoms minutely UH poFslbln , whlcli will enable him to make correct diagnosis , and Judge very accurately of the curability of the disease , and to apply proper remedies. Medicine forwarded either by mall or ( xpresB. ana all medicine prescribed by Dr , Moshcr 1 prepared under his own personal supervision. He treats all diseases without mercury or other poisons , which create dlnease of themselves. The doctor by his new HESTOUAT1VK TRMATMENT cures all curable diseases , and treats with miccenn all affections of the Liver , Throat und Lungs. Catarrh , Epilepsy. Dyspepsia , Heart Disease , Rheumatism , Neuralgia , and all Nervous UIHCUBCS caused by overwork , the Indiscretion of youth , or the excesses of riper years , and whatever may tend to lower the latent force or the tone of life's vitality , causing physical debility , nervous exhaustion. Insanity , and premature decay , Consult personally , or by Letter , free and strictly confidential. Address. , / Dr. S. Mosher , Office ; 623 West Broadway , Council Bluffs , Iowa , ijftJ A t - * - < M&Wt a. A