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THE OMAHA DAILT 13312 : TI1UHSDAV , ITJiJBKUAUr a , 185)8. )
.Ml.VOlt JIK.VrtO.V.
Try Mooro's slock food.
1 Br , Roc , dentist , Mcrrlam block.
J. M. Scurr of Creston la In the city.
Photos Platlno or Arlsto. Sherraden.
13. B. Jennings of Shenandcah Is In town.
J. Orklci came down from Red 6ak ycsler-
OayiE. A. Buck of Laramlo , Wyo. , Is In the
city en biulnrcs.
Rlley Clark , the well known Attorney ot
Ncola. Is In the city.
Palronlzo the reliable Bluff City laundry.
They arc easy on clothes.
Mr. and Mra. M. HollMcr of Geneva arc
visiting friends In the city.
Horace Campbell and C. E. Leo , both of
Des Molnes , wcro among the city's visitors
The funeral of the Infant daughter of Mr.
nnd Mrs. F. II. Wallace was held yesterday
The application of Cora Monk for a ill-
vorco from her husband , George V. Monk ,
lias been granted ,
The funeral of Edward A. Wltzko will be
held till ? afternoon at the residence , 351 Benton -
ton street. Interment at Walnut Hill.
The fraoral of the Infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. B. F. Griffin will bo held at 10 o'clock
this morning nt the residence , 00 Ave
nue C.
Wo glvo attention to little things In laun-
tlry work , You get all that Is best In fine
work and good service nt the Eagle laundry ,
721 Bway.
lodge. The party will leave on the 7:25 :
Rock Island train. All mcmbcre wishing to
go are requested to report to I. N. Parsons
or F. A. Grout.
A large number of the membera of Park
City lodge , No. 606. Independent Order of
Odd Fellows , will go to Ncola next Saturday
evening for the purpose of craiferrlng the
initiatory an * first degree for the Ncola
The regular meeting of the Council Bluffs
exposition auxiliary r.-ominlttco will occur
at the Grand hotel this evening. Some Im
portant business Is up for consideration and
a full mooting of the commlttoa Is desired.
City Editor Froom ot the New Nonpareil
left last evening for Chicago for n vacation
of a few ttiys. Ho expects to return by the
middle of the week If the temptation to pro
long his visit with his many professional
friends In Chicago does not prove too strong.
A series of revival 'meetings will be com
menced in the First Baptist church on next
Tuesday which will bo continued for some
time. Rev. Denting of Dctilson , an evan
gelist who linn achieved a good deal of fame
ns n strong pulpit orator , will have charge
of the meetings.
Mrs. C. S. Hoover Is suffering from a
fracture of her left arm near the wrist ,
caused by a fall ca an Icy sidewalk near
her homo on Mynater street. The fracture
is quite severe , but It is thought by her
physician tnat the arm will heal without
any serious consequences.
Zed Bothers zad Fred Ross were ar
raigned before Justice Vlen yesterday on
the charge of lewdnes * It is alleged that
they have been living with a couple of young
girls In the southwestern part of town. The
girls wcro also placed under arrest , but as
one of them was taken 111 yesterday and
could not appear all the cases were con
The contractors In whoe > e charge was given
the repairing of the High < n'iool have their
work wel ! tinder way. The brick piers In
the basement are about completed and the
carpenters will begin putting In the wooden
supports on the other floora either today
or tomorrow. It la thought that the work
will bo completed In tlmo to permit the re
opening of the school Monday morning.
The pulpit commltteo of the First Baptist
church is In correspondence with a number
of ministers with a view ct selecting a suit
able man to fill the vacant pulpit at the
church. It Is expected that a number of
them will bo InvlteJ here to preach during
the month , niul the prospects nre that be
fore the spring opens the vacancy caused by
tile resignation of Rev. Rocho will bo filled.
II. 1) . CarbeOi whose commission as deputy
game warden and fish commissioner was re
voked by State Commissioner Delavcn a
short tlmo age , has written a letter to his
wlfo denouncing her In bitterest terms for
her alleged conspiracy In plotting his re
moval. The charges against Carbe ? were
filed by a local paper and it Is claimed that
JIar. Carbco worked in conjunction with It.
Carbee Bays that ho will not live with his
wife again.
The park commissioners have drawn their
first quarter's salary under the new park
board law , The amount was $25 for eacn
of the three commissioners. This is the
nrst tlmo in the history of the city that any
salary has over beem paid to the park com-
mlssloncis. The law originally fixed the
salary of each commissioner at $ .100 a year ,
but through the instrumentality of the mem
bers of the present 'board ' , led by Commis
sioner Casper , the pay wcs reduced to $100
a y.car.
The Northwestern Railway company will
rnovo Into the new quarters In the Sapp
block In about ten days. The Union Pacific
will move with them. It was decided by the
railway company that Its magnificent new
furnlslilngfl would take uj > too much space
to admit of sub-letting a portion of the room
to the American Kxprtea company , which
has been its sub-tenant for a number of
yrors. The express company In turn de
cided that the new room was not adapted
to Ita purposes , anyway , and yesterday
leased the vacant etoro room at 18 Pearl
street. The change will bo made about
March 1.
Considerable speculation Is being Indulged
concerning the action that will bo taken by
the legislature to change the method of ad
ministrating the affairs of the state Insti
tutions. Word was received from DCS .Molnes
yesterday stating that Senator Healy hail
announced his Intention of Introducing a bill
In the legislature by the first of the week
which would provide fcr a board of control
similar to that in Wisconsin. This plan pro
vides for one central 'board of control and
local board consisting of five members , who
hisve charge of the detail work of the
various Institutions , It was also stated that
overtures had been made to ex-Governors
Larrnbeo and Boles offering them positions
on the central board for the term , which
will 'bo six years , at n salary of $4,000 a year ,
A gooJ deal of Interest Is naturally felt in
the matter , as It will affect the management
of tlit ) local state Institution , tbo Iowa
School for the Deaf.
I'lipuliir SliiKlnu ; CliiNNOM.
Sight singing by a member and examiner
of the American Tonic Sal. Fall , college.
Terms , lefsons , etc. , apply to lice otilce ,
Council Bluffs , la.
C. II. Viava Co. . female remedy ; consulta
tion free. Oftleo hours , U to 12 and 2 to 5.
Health book furnished. 320-327-3 5 Merrlara
N. Y. Plumbing company. Tel. 2SO ,
Hoffnmyr's fancy patent Hour makes the
-be t and most bread , Ask your grocer for It.
Bradley has the finest corned beef in the
KIIK ( Mini IVii | > li > Oiiom | | * K ,
The resolution passed by the Pottawatta-
mto county tar favoring the abolishing ot
the Avoca court Is meeting with considera
ble opposition In thu east end of the county.
A now petition Is now being circulated by
the Oakland people asking for the relocation
of the court In that town. This petition
nieota with the approval of the Carson and
Macedonia people , and while the majority
of the court favor Avoca , all seem to bo
united In the determination to light thu
abolishing of the court.
Hint IlfiirlCoulil CVol Il < - Doivn for
RlKlilt'cn 'M on HIM , "I was unable to lie
down In my bed for eighteen monthH owIiiK
to smothering Mpel.'a ' caused by heart dis
ease. Otm Ixitllo of Dr. ASTIOW'B Cure for
the Heart removed the trouble , and today I
urn na moll as ever I was , " I. . . W. I aw.
Toronto Junction. Thin Is but ono of n
thousand mich testimonies to the uu'rlttt of
this Krt'iit cure. Kuhn & Co. , 15th and
Douglas ; Sliwjiuui & UcComiell Drug Co. ,
Direct Application of Eecent Decisions of
Eupremo Court ,
.1Iny Order ilic I'nvlnR of n Slrect
mill Si'lec AlnittliiK Property to
l'n > - ( or It , UcMilte !
Utrncr ' Protest.
The supreme court has rendered another
decision that Is of considerable Interest as
adding to the strength of a previous opinion
denning the powers of cities and towns
to collect taxes for special Improvements.
The city officials have taken a deep Interest
In the broad scope ot the decisions. The de
cision was Tendered In the case of Denny
against the City ot DCS Moines , In which
Dtnny resisted the efforts of the city to col
lect grading und paving taxes against his
property , Denny's case was very similar tea
a number that are on the dockets ot the lo
cal courts against property owners who have
neglected to pay the final payments of their
special assessments. In most cases the own
ers have refused to pay for the reason that
the taxes are assessed against property un
improved nnd nonproductive , and who believe
uiiu H is worth less to them than the
amounts charged on the tax books. In the
briefs laid belore the supreme court , the
question was raised as to the Justice of the
judgment of the lower court that wholly ex
tinguished the owner's title to the property
and gave It to the city In satisfaction of the
Judgmeivl for taxes. The supicnio court not
only upheld the finding , but went n great
deal further and declared that the owner ot
the property was liable to a personal Judg
ment for the balance ot the taxes , after the
forced sale of the property had failed to
icallzo enough to extinguish the debt. This
finding was based upon the court's Interpre
tation of section -ITS of the code , which de
fines the power of the city council In deter
mining the necessity for street Improvements ,
and confers upon it the power of being sole
Judge as to that necessity , making it impos
sible for any cltl/cn to stop any Improve
ment that he might not fancy bji the usual
recourse to an Injunction. The supreme court ,
holds that this power Is not in contravention
of the rights and privileges of any citizen
or property owner , and is not In conflict with
the constitutionality of any statute , state or
The In.nrovements aider consideration by
the court were of the same nature and the
conditions were very similar to these that
prevail on Lower Broadway , the abutting
oroperty being but slightly improved and
the street but sparsely settled. The action
of the council In ordering the Improvements
had been attacked and denounced as fraudu
lent , just as some of the property owners here
have done. In paswlng upon this phase ot
IMo question the supreme court declared :
| "The action of the council ordering the Im
provements uyon the street was not fraudu
lent by the fact that there WCTO but few
houses on the street and the owners of abut
ting property objected to the Improvement. "
The section of the code Is cited which d6-
clarcs : "Special taxes shall bo r ald and
shall become a Hen on the abutting prop
erty. " The court then goes on to define this
liability , de larkig : "It is prcpor In an ac
tion to enforce payment of special taxes for
a decree to order a special execution against
the owner for any balance that may remain
unpaid otter the property has been ex
hausted. " Under this ruling any city has
the power to seize the property In the actions
that have been commenced and l i the cases
whore Judgment has been obtained and offer
it for sale to the highest bidder and If the
amount realized is not sufficient to pay the
judgment for taxes a deficiency Judgment
may be taken against the owner and another
execution taken against any other property
be may havo.
When the city undertook to enforce cay-
ment by suit In the cases of numerous de
linquents In Council Bluffs the total amount
of unpaid special taxes approximated $23-
000. A largo proportion of this has been
placed In judgment , but the threat that a
deficiency judgment might be taken led
conio of them to pay up before the suits were
The broad sccpe of the decisions is of ad
ditional Interest as settling the power of the
council to order public Improvements when
ever In the estimation of the membera It Is
necessary to make them. There has been an
impression among many of the members that
a street could not bo legally ordered paved
unless a majority ot the property owners
petitioned for It. These decisions sweep away
that lir.presslcn and leave the council free to
ast and legislate for the benefit of the whole
city , oven though It is against the exprcas
wishes of all of the residents on tlio streets
to bo Improved.
AVIIIIiini nnyliurt SIK-M fur Ton Thou
sand DollnrN.
A suit to recover $10,000 for false arrest
and malicious prosecution is being tried
In the district court. The plaintiff is Wil
liam Oajhart nnd the defendants H. G.
Fisher and others. All parties llvo In the
eastern end of the county. Gayhart is an
illiterate man and it has been shown on two
previous trials and on thU ono that his In
ability to read or write was largely the
cause of his trouble. In some of his deal
ings with Fisher Gayhart gave what ho be
lieved was a simple note , but which turned
out to bo a chattel mortgage covering some
of his farm stock. Failure to pay the ob
ligation resulted in the property L'alng
taken possession of. Qayhart told his story
to n lawyer and the stuff was replovlned.
In the hearing of the caao Gayhart swore
positively that ho had never signed the
mortgage note and won the case. About the
same tlmo ho became mixed up In a deal by
which ho got some goods on an order which
was alleged to have been forged. Prosecu
tion was started nnd Gayhart was Imitated
on both charges of forgery and perjury nnd
was tried and acquitted on each. These
trials form the grounds for the $10,000
damage suit. When the plaintiff concluded
his evidence last evening the defendants
made a motion to take the case from the
Jury. The motion was argued and taken
under advisement until this morning.
Call at Bratlloy's for your corned beef ; he
has something fine.
\olcM from tlii < ( ! < ) Hall.
Complaints , accompanied by reports of ac
cidents by falling on Icy sidewalks , con
tinued to pour Into the city building yes
terday. The limited number of men In the
employ of the street commissioner's de
partment rendered It impossible to take of
ficial notice of the complaints and abate the
nuisances complained of. The best that
could bo done was to glvo the bearers of
the tales of woo advice to sprinkle ashes on
the Icy walks , In many cases this was
done without waiting for the suggestion to
IAI made by the city officers. It was note
worthy that all of thcso thoughtful citizens
wcro these who have always been the first
to sweep the enow from the sidewalks after
a storm , The people who habitually ex
hibit their contempt for the convenience and
comfort of others and never remove an ob
stacle from the pathway of a fellow mortal
are keeping off their own Ice-covered pave
ments and walking In the street when they
pass the premises ot people of their own
The pay roll of the city employes has been
made up for last month , but the warrants
cannot bo issued until after the council
meets in regular session on Monday night.
Whether the warrants are to bo again
cashed In defiance of J , J , Shea rumalua a
he decided by the few warrant buyers wh (
took them up last month.
Fimcriil of S , T , WII ! ! % < T.
The funeral of ex-Justice S. T. Walkei
occurred yesterday altcnioou at 2:30 : 'from
I the- family residence , B31 Fourth street. The
services were conducted by Rev. W. S.
Ilarnea of the First Presbyterian church
and a largo number of the older residents
were present , &s well as a delegation from
the Patriotic Order Sons of America , of
which the deceased was an honorary mem
ber. The body was Interred In Falrvlew
cemolcry ,
Bradlcy's premium tickets are worth their
weight In Klondike gold. Call for them ,
Sfn < ri-ll In UctlliiK Well.
I. IStazell , the Exlra attorney , who had
euch n narrow escape from death by an
overdose ot laudanum , Is still confined to his
room In ( ho Grand hotel. His mind Is still
very much clouded by the opiate and he
lapses Into long periods of sleep. He was
able to sit up yesterday and talk n little
with his frlcndS. Ho will remain nt the ho
tel In the care of his wlfo and a hospital
nurse until ho Is able to return to his
If you want a nice piece ot corned beef go
to Bradlcy's.
MAUUIKt ) l.'Oll St.XTV-li'IVU YI3A11S.
IIMVII CniiiiliKnch of AVIioni HUH
'I'liNftoil ' KlKlity-nlxtli Mlli-Hloiu- .
Near Altoona , In Polk county , lives Mr.
nnd 'Mrs. John C. BIshard , who recently cel
ebrated the sixty-fifth anniversary of their
marring ? , says the DCS Molnes Register.
Mr. BIshard was SG years old on the 25th
Inst. nnd Mrs. Blshnrd Is a few months past
her SGth birthday. There are many men and
women who llvo to pass the fourscore point
of life , but It is only rarely that such per
sons happen to bo life partners. Until two
years ago Mr. BIshard did most of his own
farm work , nnd Mrs. BIshard's hair Is as
yet but slightly tinged with gray. When
the battle of Waterloo wns fought she waa
betwcn 3 and 4 years ot age , old enough to
remember the event. Mr. BIshard Is of
French descent , his father , James BMiard ,
being ono oC n band of Frenchmen who left
the Island of Guernsey In 1S07 to find homes
In America. In duo time they crossed the
Alleghanles and entered the state of Ohio ,
In which they found the iown ot Cambridge ,
naming the county Ounrnsey. In thitt state
John C. BIshard was oorn In 1S12 while the
United States was preparing for the second
war with England. Charlotte Chamber , ' ? ,
now Mrs. BIshard , was born In the came
year. Her people cime from Pennsylvania ,
where the town of Chambcrsburg wns named
In' their honor. In 1SS3 they were married
and In 1859 they came to Polk county , la. ,
and since 1S07 they have lived on the farm
pear Altoona. They have sons and grand
sons , two of the latter being publishers and
editors of the Dej Molnca Plain Talk , the
popular and high-class weekly published on
the cast side of the river.
of Mlicrul llcllnlnu.
CEDAR RAPIDS , la. , Fob. 2. ( Special , )
Active preparations are being rcado for the
first annual meeting of the Iowa Congress
of Liberal Religion , which will bo held In
the Unlveraallst church In this city during
the last week In April. This meeting will
bo the first state gathering to be held , the
Iowa congress being an auxiliary to the
National congrciM , which was organized at
Chicago four years ago and which has held
annual meetings since. One or two other
states will hold meetings later In the year ,
the Intention bclag to organize these aux
iliary congresses In all the states la the
union. Among the noted men and women
who have already promised to be hero and
take part In the deliberations ot the con
gress are Rev. Dr. Thomas ot Chicago , prcal-
decit of the national congress ; Rev. Dr.
Jcmkln Lloyd Jones , T. B. Gregory and Rabbi
Joseph Stolz of Chicago ; Rev. Howard Mac-
Queary , at the head of the Minneapolis social
settlement ; Emma Waller Grover of Eldo
rado , Kan. , and Rev. Dr. P. M. Hanson of
Spring Valley , Minn.
\OTV riuiHiIn Municipal Hovr.
SIOUX CITY. Feb. 2. ( Special. ) The con
flict between Alderman J. M. Trcdway nf
Sioux City and his nephew. Mayor Cleland ,
is assuming a now phase. The alderman
now proposes that the department In chargp
of Ills nephew shall not have full charge
of the licensing of the saloons and resorts
in Sioux City. In the hands of the mayor
this has rested for years , but now Mr. Tred-
way says that it shall pass into the hands
of the city council. These two men have
been at outs for some months and for some
tlmo the alderman has been crltlclsl j the
mayor's policy toward saloons , gSJibllpg
houses and resorts. Alderman Tredway con
strues the law to say that the city council
shall have this question , in hand and he
proposes to fight his -nephew along that line
for the present.
To I'rnlvet FInli.
SIOUX CITY , Feb. 2.-SpeclaI. ( ) A rod
and reel club has been formed In Sioux
City for the purpose of protecting the fish
of this section of the state of Iowa , north
eastern Nebraska and southeastern South
Dakota from the ravages .of the professional
fisherman. For years the rivers and lakes
In this section have been nearly cleaned
out every eeason bymen with selns. Le
gitimate fishing with a rod has been out
of the question there wcro no fish left. It
is the intention of the organization to see
that the fisheries laws are rigidly enforced
nnd offenders will be prosecuted. Wardens
have been appointed to watch the -waters
and an effort will be made to capture of
fenders against the laws.
StuilcntH AHk for I.cnliMu-j- .
IOWA CITY , la. , Feb. 2. ( Special. ) The
students of the State university of Iowa
held a great mass meeting last night In the
Interests of the twenty-three suspended for
kidnaping freshmen. Out of the 1,300
students In the university 1,000 attended
and unanimously adopted resolutions admit
ting the propriety of the faculty's action In
using stern measures , but , on account of the
Innocent Intent of the Implicated students ,
begged for mitigation of punishment. The
resolutions will bo presented to the faculty"
Oil Trial for Cnttlt * Sti-uUnK.
IDA GROVE , la. , Feb , 2. ( Special. ) The
trial of George Johns , a prominent cattle
dealer of Galva , on a charge of cattle stealIng -
Ing , Is being hoard In the district court hero
thla week , Forty-two witnesses bavo been
subpoenaed , four commission men from Chicago
cage being among the number. The Impan
eling of a Jury was finished yesterday. Owing
to the prominence of the defendant great
interest Is taken In the trial.
\ < > One to Illume.
CEDAR R.VI'IDS , la. , Feb , 2 , ( Special
Telegram. ) The coroner's Jury In the case
of Ellis Sweet , the Illinois Central fireman
killed at Alburnot in the headend collision
last week , found that no one was to blame
and that the collision was duo to the blind
ing sluct storm prevailing.
Tama county fair officials have fixed upon
August 30 to September 2 as the tlmo set
for the annual fair this year.
Prof. CurtUs of the Iowa experiment sta
tion was not able to attend the farmers' in
stitute at Anthcti , but the meeting was a
good one ,
The farmers' Institute of Union county
has passed resolutions putting themselves
record as opposed to the pooling bill now
before congress ,
The milk receipts at the creamery In ono
day In Aldcn were only a few ounces short
of 30,000 pounds , This Is much the largest
imount ever received in ono day.
A farmers' Institute will be held In Musca-
tlm February 16 and 17 , which will be the
Elxth held In the county , three having been
held In Wilton and two In West Liberty.
After thirty years' residence In Jasper
county , and after reverses had led him to
sell his farm Henry Hocrllng with his fam
ily of wife and eight children went to
Washington to begin life anew.
A fanners' Institute organization has been
effected In Fairfleld and starts with a mem
bership of fifty well-to-do farmers ,
Janiui P. Stubbs was elected president ;
jeorgo W. Ball , vice president ; Jacob
Funck , Becretary ; George Hcaton , treas-
jrer. The first institute will be held next
Present Plan of Operation Giron a Hard
< o
Uic Sj-Hlcm itjo.l'IncliiK Ic-
in en ( oil People In Poor
HOIIHC ' 'Annexe * .
DES 'MOINES , Feb. 2. ( Special Tolo-
gram. ) mio plan of county care'for the Insane -
sane \vaa given a hard knock In the senate
ways and mcnns commlttoo today. Many
counties have been erecting asylums and
maintaining their patients outside the ntato
Institutions at less ooat. Several county
asylums have occasioned scandals , and the
commltteo decided to illscourago'thcm. The
bill by 'Mnlloy ' to allow counties to levy 2tt
mills tax to support their OMI niylunw was
the occasion for a long discussion. The levy
\vna finally cut to 1 mill na ou means to dla-
courage counties from building their own
asylums. It was stated that many ot the
so-called county asylums are pimply annexes
to poor farms , where Insnno people are kept
In squalor ; cases were cited of Inmates , being
allowed to llvo Indiscriminately together
nnd Insane women bearing children as a ro
suit of such methods.
A primary elections bill was presented in
the house and senate providing a penalty
of $100 for Illegal voting at primary elec
tions. It Is backed by the Polk county mem-
bcrs and has ai publication clause attached ,
to get It Into effect before the elty primar
ies here. It Is backed by the Sherman fac
tion In the city campaign. It Is claimed by
the Sherman people that the MncVlcarltca
want to vote the democrats in the primaries
and this bill Is alleged to be aimed at this
practice. The MacVlcarltos claim the bill
Is Intended to iurnlsh an Instrument for
bulldozing voters.
Senator Hobart presented a bill to relieve
small cities that under the present laws
cannot operate saloons , although the great
majority of voters want them. It Is now
provided that towns of 2.GOO to G.OOO may
open Edloons provided they secure petitions
of SO per cent of the voters. The town of
Cherokee , Hobart's homo , has a few less
than 5,000 people and has come within a
score of getting the SO per cent of signers.
The bill changes from SO to 05 per cent the
number of signers necessary in such towns.
How to make- the Australian ballot law
satisfy all demands on It Is a question that
agltatM the Iowa legislators. When the law
wns first passed six years ago It was pro
vided that there should bo a circle at the
head of the ticket and a square in front
of the name of each candidate. To vote a
straight tlcliot It was required to place a.
cross In the circle at the head ; to divide
the ticket the cross could bo placed there
and then crosses IffiidcIn the squares op
posite the names of'the candidates on other
tickets for whom It was desired to vote.
This led to confusion , and two years ago
it was changed. I'lie new provision leaves
the clcles and squares , but provides that
the circle must not b < T used unless an ab
solutely straight .ticket Is voted ; if the
ticket Is split every candidate must be
market 'with a cross In , the square opposite
his name.
This change has been unsatisfactory. It
has given rise .to a , great number of con
tested elections , two of which are now being
considered by special committees of the
legislature , Involving ejcats In that body.
Two or three bills , have been Introduced to
remedy fho diniculty. The favorite plan Is
to abolish the clrclo at the head o the :
ticket and .raako an absolute requirement
that every candidate voted for bs marked
with a clrclo In the square opposite his
name. There Is opposition to this on the-
ground tha't It might cause confusion and
that It would be misunderstood by voters
accustomed to the old method. A strong
disposition Is manifested recently to leave
the law as It now stands and wait till the
voters become accustomed to It.
The legal fight which the foreign Insur
ance companies have begun against the new
Iowa law for taxation of Insurance business
practically assures that no change In this
law will bo made at this session. There
have been rumors of attempts at restoring
the old law , but the commencement of
the actions by the foreign companies
amounts to burning their bridges behind
them and the legislature will leave the mat
ter to the determination of the courts.
Representative Potter of Council Bluffs ,
who Is pushing the demand for a liberal ap
propriation for the Omaha exposition cald
today : "I think the house Is disposed to bo
more liberal than the senate. I nm very
hopeful the house will give a fair appro
priation which the senate may cut down
( somewhat ; $30,000 Is the least we can take
and make anything like a showing. I am
hopeful that the legislature will In the end
glvo more than thin , "
The senate devoted most of the session tea
a discussion of the Emmert bill to require
Inspection of cattle Imported Into the state
to prevent sp'ead of tuberculos's ' ,
The Gorrcll b'll to tax mortgages In the
name of the holder , and deduct the amount
of the mortgage from the valuation of real
estate In making the assessment 'vus cons'cl- '
cred in senate ways and means. The ma
jority of the commltteo voted to kill the
measure , but a minority report will bu
brought in favoring Its passage. The house
committee on fish and game killed the bill
which has already pa sed the Eenate to make
the open season for quail shooting Include
November and December , Instead of Sep
tember ind October.
The houijo commltteo on pardons recom
mended the pardon of Joseph Johnson , who
was In 18S1 convicted of murder on purely
circumstantial evidence. The senate com
mltteo will take llko action.
The state auditor today issued a state
ment of the condition of state and savings
banks In Iowa at the close of business Jan
uary 0. It Indicates , as compared with the
statement of Juno 30 last , a remarkable
Increase In evidences of prosperity. The 171
savings and 203 state banks show :
Assets Hills receivable. $53,879,540 ; cisi
and cash Items , $ -1,000,425 ; credits subject to
sight draft , $9.919,272 ; overdrafts , $ G19,20 ;
real and personal prpperty , $3,7-19,213 ; total ,
$72,272,808. „
Liabilities-Capital.stock , $10,211,100 ; duo
depositors , $52,128,331 ; due hanks ami others ,
$139,129 ; surplus. $909,059 ; undivided profits ,
$3,791,293 ; total , $72,272 08.
The changes In this-statement from that
of Juno 30 nro : n.1
Assets Hills , rtfiblvablo , Increase , SI-
987,959 ; cash , lncreaEojrG09,505 ; credits sub
ject to sight draft , Increase , $469,141 ; over
drafts , Increase. $119,744 ; real and personal
property , increase , . $287,074 ; total Increase
of assets , $ G,473,427v' ' >
Liabilities Deposit , : 'lncrraso , $6,085,436 ' ;
debts to banks and .pthrjrs , lncrcaso$10S,394 ;
surplus , Increase , jnC'J2 ) ; total Increase ,
$ G,950,32S ; less capital stock decrease , $76-
100 ; less undivided { iroiUs , decrease , $355,997 ;
total decrease $433,07 ! ! ; net Increase of lia
bilities , $0,473,427. . -
In filing their eh'pwlrigs ' with the railroad
commissioners , on which to secure on ex
tension till 1900 , for tlmo to complete
equipping their cars with automatic coup
lers , the railroads present figures indicat
ing that the greater number of cars now In
service have such equipment. The exten
sion was granted to all the roads , The fig
ures presented to the commission follow :
The Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul has
27,079 cars In operation , of which 20,065 have
already been equipped with automatic coup
lers. Slnco March 2 , 1893 , all cars pur
chased have been so equipped and also with
train power brakes , and all cars which have
been rebuilt have been equipped In the
aamo style. The Central railroad of Iowa
lias 2,050 freight care , of which 825 are
tqulpped with air brakes and 1,400 with au
tomatic couplers. The Kcokuk & Western
owns 936 cars , of which 471 arc equipped
with automatic couplers and 456 with power
brakes. The Sioux City & Pacific owns 369
freight cars and about 350 ot these are
equipped with automatic couplers. The
Chicago. St , Paul , Minneapolis & Omaha
h s 8,963 freight cars , of which about 8,000
nro equipped with automatic couplers. The
Chicago & iXorthwcstern has about 39,000
freight cars , of which number 37,000 are
equipped with Automatic couplers. The
Hock Island has over 16.000 freight cara nnd
over 11,000 are equipped. The Minneapolis
& St. Louis has 1,090 cars equipped , about
ono half the total number owned. The Illi
nois Central has 26,495 freight cara , 11,227
equipped. The Burlington. Cedar Rapids &
Northern has 4,026 cars , 3,632 equipped. The
Chicago , Burlington & Qulncy has 37,220
cars , 24CU equipped. The Chicago Oreat
Western owns 5,031 cars , of which 2,304 are
The republican primaries to nominate can
didates for mayor nnd other city offices will
be held Monday , February 28 , The election
will bo the last Monday In March. The
campaign Is app'roachlng the point of white
heat. The Ministerial association , with Its
Investigation of the social evil , which is al
leged to bo licensed by the present execu
tive , has been the storm center In the last
few dnjH. The association Is divided ns to
supporting or condemning the policy ot
Mayor MacVlcar. Next Sunday night a num
ber of pastors will preach on the subject
and they are expected to take all sides.
The MacVlcar people eay the majority of
the pastors are with them and will vote for
MacVlcar despite all efforts to drive them
to Sherman. Mayor MacVlcar today ad
dressed a letter to Rev. I. N. McCasb , who
presented the sensational report to the Min
isterial association on Monday , Alex Hns-
tle , a loader of the Church federation , Is out
In a statement concerning a conference held
between Mayor MacVlcar and n number of
leading pastors soon after MacVlcar was
clccted _ mayor , when the social evil was
discussed. Mr. Hastlo-cxpresses the opinion
that the present condition Is b'ettcr ' than
when MacVlcar went Into ofllco.
The Sherman people have been working
the social evil ns a strong card nnd allege
to have made great gains among church
'RcnilnlHconocH of Ilny.i llpfore ilic
'War In Diiliiuiiic.
Dubuque , cs I first saw It In 1838 , was a
elty of perhaps 10,000 population , but like
many other Iowa towns of larger claims , the
panic of the previous year had squeezed the
life out of a good many .enterprises . , espe
cially in the harbor improvement line , and
about every business felt the stringency. Just
when the Dubuque & Sioux City Railroad
company , the Dubuque Southwestern and the
harbor Improvement companies first made
their appearance I do not remember , writes
cx-Lleutenant Governor Matt Parrott ; but
for several years this paper currency bad
full sway , not only In Dubuque , hut In the
country west for many miles. It Improved
the- times while It circulated , but In the end
pinched every holder.
In these early d-iys Dubuque was quite a
newspaper town , and In the years 1S3S-GO
had three or four dailies the Times. Ex
press and Herald , the Northwest , and I be-
Ilevo another whose name I have forgotten.
The Times was , as now , republican ; the Ex
press and Herald espoused the oiuso of
Douglas and the Northwest was the adminis
tration CBuchanan ) crgan. The latter was
published by Colonel Heath , and 'between '
Dorr and 'Heath there was un irrepressible
conflict , growing out of the differences In
their democracy , which kept the editorial
Inkstand sizzling with the heat ot their con
troversies. D. A. Mahony was also prominent
on the Express and Herald.
The Times 'was edited by Jesse Clement ,
a poet , and a man of fine literary ability , but
hardly adapted to the rough and ready
methods of western politics. Years before
had published a literary magazine In 'Buffalo ' ,
N. Y. , and lie was better qualified for that
kind of work. I recently learned that . -two
of his apprentices on this magazlqe were
Charles A. Aldrlch and IH' ' . L. Rann , for
many years .editor of the Manchester Press ,
but who dieJ a year or so ago. Wo haveIt
on the authority ot Mr. Aldrlch that in those
early days Mr. Rann wrote poetry , fine
poetry , too , and that lie gave promise of
winning a high place among American poets.
But ho guvicr It up a few years later , and de
voted his tlmo to writing terse and vigorous
editorials on public questions. Mr. Aldrlch
worked on one of the Dubuque dallies In
these early days , and went -from there to
Webster City , where he established the
Freeman , and has become Justly noted for
his work in gathering material for the Iowa
historical collection. He , before ho 'left
New York , had a fine literary taste , and
was a contributor to the old Knickerbocker
Magazine , which still is kindly remembered
'by ' the old-time New Yorker.
Mr. iMahoay 'was a strong democrat and
had troublous times during the war. In 1872
he beovmo attached to the Greelcy movement
and was a delegate to DCS Molnes , whore
Groclcy was Indorsed by the miscellaneous
politicians who compose ! that gathering.
Returning from It , 'he was a guest of Hon. J.
B. Grinncll at Grinnell , and ho and a former
republican , who had espoused the Grcit'ley '
cause , slept In a bed once occupied 'by old
John Brown , Justi think of that ! A man so
thoroughly aggressive In his democracy as
Mr. Mahony cuddling down under the bed
clothes which had formerly sheltered Ossa-
mattanilo Brown of Harper's Kerry notoriety.
J , B. Dorr left the newspaper business
nnd entered the army during the war ,
eventually becoming colonel of the 'Eighth
Iowa cavalry. Ho was a good officer , some
times reckless in his bravery. A story Is
related that while In the cavalry service
one evening ho was returning from a re-
connoltcrlng expedition. Ho and his com
panions reached a place lined with a rocky
ledge for some distance. It was an Ideal
place for the bushwhackers and Colonel
Dorr took In the situation at once. TurnIng -
Ing to a corporal with his party , he asked
him If ho would like to be made a sergeant.
"Certainly , " said the corporal , "but how ? "
"Put your spur to your horse and pass
those rocks. Yon will draw the lira of any
one concealed behind them and we'll know
the situation. " The corporal did not want
promotion bad enough to take the chances
and Colonel Dorr used his own spurs and
was soon flying down the road , llo was
right In his surmises. Men were In wait
ing behind the rocks and the colonel got a
hot fihot and a bad wound for his reckless
The first democratic speech I heard in
Iowa was by Ben M. Samuels of Dubuque.
He was the democratic candidate for gov
ernor , but an unsuccessful one , Ho was a
fine speaker , Impressive in his oratory and
his pronunciation of lowuh , with the accent
on the last syllable , has always been re-
momberod. Dubuque had n sooil many po
litical stumpers In Its early days. Shubal
P. Adams , strong In story telling llustra-
tlons , and Joseph Chapllno dolns valiant
sorvlco for the republican cause. William
Vandover , afterward colonel of the Ninth
Iowa , had n memorable campaign with Wil
liam Lclllngwcll In 1859.
In the Lincoln campaign of 186) Dubuque
advertised a big political meeting , with
William II. Seward as the principal attrac
tion. In company with many other en
thusiastic republicans , I went In to hear
thn distinguished senator. The speech WASte
to ho delivered In the afternoon , but Seward
had been up In Minnesota and had come to
Dubuque by boat , and In consequence did
not arrive. There was a big meeting in a
city park , but everybody was disappointed
at Seward's non-arrival , Ho had not ar
rived at 8 o'clock and many of us went to
the depot for a homeward etart. Then wo
heard the whistle of the boat and back wo
went. Somewhere about 10 o'clock Seward
made hta appearance on the steps of the
JulH'ii housa and addressed the crowd for
half an hour or so and wo left satisfied , hav
ing seen and heard the lion of the day.
I'lont'i-r SInlcnun-n of IIMVII.
DBS MOINES , Feb. 2. ( Special. ) The
rlxth annual cession of the Pioneer Law
Makers of Iowa will bo held In th'a city ,
commencing February 9 and continuing two
days , All ffirmer state olllcera , Including
members ) and officers of territorial and state
legislatures , scnatoro and representatives in
congrt 3 , cabinet officers , United States su
preme , circuit and district judges , members
cni ) officers of constitutional conventions ,
And state boards of education , etato Judges
and district attorney who served twenty-
five years prior to Ihla tlmo are eligible-
membership. The officers nre : Colctiel John
Scott , president , Nevada ; cx-Llcutenant Gov
ernor H. F. Hue , secretary , DCS Molnes ;
Hon. John M. Davis , assistant secretary , DCS
Molnes : Frank A. Shormsn , assistant secre
tary , Dea Molnes. Vice presidents : First
district. Hon. Gideon S , Bailey , Verncti ;
Second district , Hon. Samuel McNutt , Mueca-
tine ; Third district , Hon. F. M. Knoll , Dti-
buque ; Fourth district , Judge Reuben Noble ,
McGregor ; Fifth district , Hon. T , S. Parvln ,
Cedar Rnplda ; Sixth district. Colonel Dan
Andercon , Albla ; Seventh district , Hon.
Lewis Todhunter , Indlnnola ; Klglith district ,
ex-Lleuter.ont Governor W. S. Dungan , Charl-
ton ; Ninth district , Hon. L.V. . Ross , Coun
cil Bluffs ; Tenth district , Hon. W. C. Wil
son , Webster City ; Eleventh district. Hon.
R , A. Smith , Spirit Lake. Executive commit
tee : Hon. Isaac Brandt , DCS Molnes ; Major
R. D. Kellogg , Des Melees ; Hon. R , S. Fink-
bine , DCS Molnes.
Three TrnlniiU'ii Injured , One of
'I'll cm Futility.
CEDAR FALLS , la. , Feb. 2. There was a
collision on the Chicago Great Western rail
way at Frederlcksburg last night. The
westbound freight , while running at a high
speed , struck the rear end of n train at
Fredcrlcksburg , demolishing the engine and
cars and scalding three of the trainmen so
badly that ono of them will die.
The Injured are :
Engineer Grim of Oelweln , la. , crushed
and scalded ; will die.
Baggageman Johnson ot Minneapolis ,
seriously crushed.
- Ferguson ot Dubuque , scalded and
Injured Internally.
The wreck caught fire from the firebox
of the engine and for n long time It was
impo'sslhle to rescue the men. A blinding
snowstorm was the cnuso of the accident.
Yotinjr MliilHtor Orilnliu-il.
DEN1SON , la. , .Feb , 2. ( Special. ) Rev. F.
W. Jlateson , the new pastor of the First
Baptist church , was fully Invested with the
authority ot his ofllcc by a council of ordin
ation composed of fellow ministers , which
mot in this city yesterday , The young man
was graduated from Chicago university last
month with the degree of bachelor ot di
vinity and this Is his first charge. Among
the prominent divines present were : Presi
dent II , L. Stetson of Des Molnes college ,
Rev. K , P. iBartlett and Rev. William Aitchl-
son of DCS Molnes nnd Rev. ! A. T. Fowler of
Muscatlnc. Churches at the following cities
wcro represented : Dow City , Logan , Wcod-
bine , Carroll , Sao City , Utc , Ida Grove and
Cli-rU Arrt'ntiMl for ICorRory.
DBS MOINES , Feb. 2. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Albert L. Mlcklo was arrested today
at LaSallc , 111. , for forgery. Ho was a. clerk
for rho McFarlln Grain company here , and
Is charged with forging a check for $1,500 , ,
securing the cash and disappearing two
months ago. Ho deserted a wife , mother
and children.
r.iuiir Distance Tr
DUBUQUK , Feb. 2. ( Special Telegram. )
The Bell company Installed Its long distance
telephone system hero today nnd local pat
rons conversed with Senator Allison nt
Washington. Tonight they listened to con
certs lit Milwaukee nnd Davenport.
Kind a 'IVII-Tnle Coat.
BURLINGTON , la. , Fob. 2. A blood
stained coat belonging to A , D. Storms , who
Is charged with murdering Mrs. Rathburn
and her daughter , was found today. There
la much strong feeling against Storms , but
little liability of trouble.
IIMVII ' 1'roNH Cniiiiiiciit.
Stuart Locomotive : We cannot see why
the executive council cannot control the
state Institutions just as well as a special
board of control.
Cedar Rapids Republican : Several of the
state papers are commending the habitual
criminal bill Introduced by Senator Ellison.
It is a good measure and ought to be enacted
Into law without delay.
Dubuque Telcgraphr A bill dividing the
state Into seven health districts and requir
ing the appointment from each of n member
ot the State Board of Health has passed the
Iowa house. The nominal design ot the
measure is to Increase the safeguards against
disease , though the real purpose may bo a
multiplication of taxeaters.
Atlantic Telegraph : Those accusers of
Senator Allison who tried to make It ap
pear that ho was lukewarm and Indifferent
to currency reform are now convinced that
he Is on guard at the old stand and as ready
as ever to meet the opponents of sound
money and they know also that ho knows
just what ho talks about.
Council Bluffs Nonpareil : The State uni
versity students suspended for hazing pro
test that the penalty Is too severe. It is
not nearly so severe as the. hazing , for that
crippled ono victim for life , while the pen
alty has only crippled ono member ot the
foot ball team for a few months. The stu
dents evidently view the course In foot ball
much more important than any ot the other
UtMitliM of n Day.
LEXINGTON , Ky. , Feb. 2. .Mrs. .Margaret
Wlckllffo Preston , aged 77 , widow of Gen
eral William Preston , who was minister to
SixUn under Buchanan and a prominent
soldier ki the two wars , died hero today.
Mrs. William F , Draper , the wife of the United
States ambassador to Italy , Is hoidaughter. .
LONDON , Feb. 2. Bcauclianx ) Henry John
Scott , sixth earl of Clonmel , is dead. He
was born In 1847 and was formerly a captain
In the Scots Guards.
FREMONT , Neb. , Feb. 2. ( Special Tels-
gram. ) Mrs. M , C. Mnliamm , wife of Super
intendent Malmnna of the Elkhorn road , died
hero very suddenly at 4 o'clock this after
noon of hemorrhage. Mr. and Mrs. Ma-
hanna retumcd at 3:30 : this afternoon from
R trip through the south and west , which
\\o shortened on account of MM. Ma-
hanoip.'s health. Just as they arrived nt
their home on West Military avenue- she
was seized with a hemorrhage and died be
fore medical aid could bo secured.
CHAMBERLAIN , S. D. . Feb. 2. ( Special
Telegram. ) Charles Wright , nged 70 , an
early resident of this section , died today at
his homo In this city.
CLEVELAND , 0. , Feb. 2. Glis J. Ileego ,
the actor , known the country over as "Yon
Yonson , " died at his homo in this city to
day. UJo was 36 years of age.
Dividend for Sliiucrlj' llaiilc.
HILAniaLI'JlIA , Feb. 2-Georgo II.
Enrle , receiver of the Chestnut Street Na
tional bunk , returned tonlg'nt from Washing ,
ton , where .ho was In conference with Comp
troller of the Currency I > uwea , and said ;
"I am authorized to announce that a divi
dend will bo declared tj the creditors of
the bank within tlio next thirty dayu. I
wish to state an strongly HH 1 muy my con
viction tnnt If Mr. Slngorly'o upsets arc
preserved nnd properly applied no ono need
Ios > o anything.
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