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THE OMAHA DATIAT BEE : 3TKTDAY , 17 , 1SJW.
I NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA. * : COUNCIL BLUFFS. f MI.VOIl MIJNTJO.Y , Davis sells Bhcrradcn inal'.cs. photos , 11.60 doz. Woiubnclt burners "at Ulxby's. Tel. ll > 3. HutlwelBor beer. L. Hoscnfcldt , ngent. I > r. Steplionson , Mcrrlnm blk. , room 221. Klegant style holiday photos nt Schmidt's Pictures nnd frames , Alexander's , 333 IVy Mrs. If. 1 > . Allen hns gone to Tacotna Wnsli , , on a visit. C. 13. Jncqucmln & Co. , jewelers nnd op- tlcliuiH , 27 South .Main street. Get your work done nt the popular Eagle laundry , 721 Hrondway. 'Phono 167. W. C. Kstep. undertaker. 23 Pearl street. Telephones : Ofllcc , 07 ; residence , 33. Sheridan coal makes a largo llamo nnd clear fire , but no smoke ; soot nor clinkers. Kenlon & Koley , KOO ! agents. Mr. ami Mrs. J. II. Holton of Sioux City wrro visiting friends here yesterday. Miss KnclHt of Charter Oak , la. , Is lit the city , the Biiest of her brother , Frank Knclst. If. I' . KliiR of Avenue H , who lias been on I ho sick list for some time , Is now con valescent. The damage suit of 'n. II. Harris agalnct the motor company will come up for trial In the superior court this morning. Judge .1. It. need left yesterday for Ttin- Bon , Ariz. , where he will preside over the federal court nf private land claims. t. N. Myers nf Iowa Falls and Flora Hunt of this city were married yesterday , Justice Ovlde Vlen performing the cere mony. Ilev. nnd Mrs. 13. 13. Mack of QrlswoU. accompanied by Miss Peebles , are visiting friends In this city. Mr. and Mrs. JIuck formerly resided here. Mrs. M. H. Tcrwllllger of Chicago , who luis been making an extended visit with Mr. and Mrs. H. 8. Terwllllger , left yes terday for DoWltt , la. Fidelity council. No. 15(5 ( , Royal Arcanum , will meet In regular session this evening. A full attendance Is desired and the presence of I ho degree team Is requested. Mrs. Myron Maedcr of Ooshcn. Ind. , Is In the city , having been called here by the ycrlous lUncHP of her mother , Mrs. A. J. Stophcnson of Washington avenue. Mr. and Mrs. John P. Filbert of Los An- Kclcs , Cnl. , are the Ktieats of Thomas ) Maloney - loney anil family at 102T > Fifth avenue. Mr. n lid Mrs. Filbert are former residents of Council muffs. Mrs. T. J. Collins of fiOfl South Sixth street has been called to Postville , la. , by the sudden death of her father. Her sad visit to her old homo Is the llrflt Bho has made In twenty-four years. Clerk of the District Court Freeman Road mid his son Frank and Lieutenant Matt Tlnley of Company U Fifty-first Iowa , went to Oakland yesterday to attend the reception given last night by the people of that town to their members ot the regi ment. The property which the Woman's Chris tian association petitioned the Board of County Supervisors to strike from the tax lists Is not that bequeathed to the hospital by the lalo Mrs. Hallard , but certain lots bought "by the association adjoining the hospital property. Mrs. A. Kelly Is lying dangerously 111 nt the residence ot her' son , John Kelly , 1212 South Main. 'street. ShoMs 92 years of ace. Her daughter Mrs. R.Lyo'n of St. Joseph. find granddaughter. Miss Lizzie I > jon ; of Imogone , la. , arrived hero Wednesday evening and hro at her bedside. When Detective Wclr reached Lincoln We < lnedayQyenlng : ho found that 'the ' man tinder arrest'therc wnrf J. i > . Price , wanted liore to answer to the. charge of. passing a worthless 'check ' for J2.50 on Proprietor Hnl- veraon of the Pacllle house and not Wil liams ? , tho" person wanted 'for defrauding MDteulf.AMetcalf. . 'Weir brought - Price back with lilm , but the case was- dismissed at 'the ' preliminary hearing before Justice i'errlcr. J. S. Ross of Shenandoah has written to the police department claiming ownership of the poeketbook found In an alley and containing u. draft on the United States treasury for J300 and other papers. Ross says In his letter that when the poeketbook wasIllched from him on the day of the re ception to the Fifty-first Iowa it contained In addition to the draft and other papers $100 In currency. Ross Is In the implement business In Shenandoah. General Grenv.lllo M. Dodge left Thurs- flav evening for' Denver and other western pointp. He expects * to remain west some llttln time looking after business Interests , but his trip , he says , Is chlelly for recupera tion nnd rwt before returning to New York. Speaking of the war In the Philippines Cen tral Dodge said he was of the opinion that It would soon be brought to an end. The general Is enthusiastic over the possibilities nf development of western Iron and coal flplels. H'o discovered many of the deposits which arc now being worked when he and bis party of surveyors were laying out the route of the Union Pacific In the early ' 60s. M. V. Plumbing company. Tel. 250. Scientific optician , Wollman , 409 Br'dway. Too .Much AVhlNky. Ell Green , a horsetrador living In a tent near the Intersection of Twelfth fitreet and Twelfth avenue , and who has given the residents In that vicinity more or less trouble ever lnco ho pitched his tent there , went on n spree yesterday afternoon. After loading up on bad whisky ho commenced firing his revolver promiscuously nt any small boy who appeared In sight. Mre. Emily Wagner of 1112 South Twelfth street called out to him to desist from shooting. After hurling a number of vile epithets nt the woman , Green proceeded to her house and , In his drunken frenzy , smashed In nil the wlndoue with a fence picket. By this tlmo the neighborhood was aroused and a tele phone message was sent In for the police. When the officers arrived In the patrol wnfjon Green tried to make believe that he was Insensibly drunk and bo had to bo thrown Into the wagon. Now Neckbands put on shirts free of clmrgu for regular customers nt the Bluff City laundry , 31 North Main. Mr. and Mrs. Hando will present "Tho Elfin Jubilee , " under the auspices of Unity d , Thanksgiving night. Don't miss It. llml K'Matr TrmiNforN The following transfers were Illed yes terday In the abstract , title nnd loan olMcc of J.V. . Squire. 101 Pearl street : J. S. Smith and wife to C. D. Dlllln , umllv H- Interest In feVi nw'/i ' I-7G-U , w , d . f 600 W. 11. Schilling and wlfo to Ehler Horst. lot 1 , oltlclal plat , ii'.i nw'.i 18-77-33 ! part of lot 1. In subdlv of lot 2 , o , p , nV6 luv'/i 10-77-39 , w. d . i. 700 ( Mareiui Horst nnd wife to same , lots I and 2 , liloek 9 , town of AVOCH , w , d. 750 P. O. DoVol and wlfo to Charles H. llannan , iv 0 feet lot 4 , block 29 and xtri'ut. and w GO feet of block 29 , Manawa park mid to town of Manawu , H. w. d . 100 8. 13. YVadtiwortli nnd wlfo to same , lot Ifl , block 4 , Regatta Place , q. c , d. Sarah Alnpcaw to same , lots 11 and 12 , liloolt 27. Manawa park , w , d . 00 J. J. Malownpy and wife to wane , 70 feet of block 5. Regatta Place ; part of out lot 3 , Manawa park ; lot 11 , block 31 , Miiuawu park , w. d. . . . 700 Total seven transfers . * 3,655 The finest dancing door In the city U now controlled by the Foresters. Attend the dunce at Hughes' hall Monday evening. Kirn Missouri wood for sale by Gilbert Brothers. Murrlnuc l.lcrnnrx , Licences to wed were Issued yesterday to the following persons ! Kama and Residence , Ago. J. Is' . Myers , Iowa Falln , 3 ( Flora Hunt , Council muffs 29 William M'Green , Council Bluffs , 21 Kutlo Castle , Council 1)luffs 19 FARM LOANS Negotiated In Eastern Nebraska and luwu. James N. Casady , Jr. . U6 Mfttn Ht. , Council Hlurts. LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES BOUGHT Kur Cuuli or Ijuniicd Ou. IS. II. SUE.VKI3 & CO. , B I'ciirl Street , Council ( Ilufl * , IOITB. PROPERTY IN LITIGATION Attorney John Lindt and Schlitz Brewing Company at it Again. QUARRELING OVER THE PRALOR PROPERTY Cniic IM Continued In the Court mill the Jury Which Ilnil Ilccii 1m- imiicloil lit IIncliiirKritIln- lory of the CIIHC. The litigation between Attorney John Llndt nnd the Schlitz Brewing company over the Pralor property on Broadway assumed a new phase yesterday and In consequence the trial of the suit In the superior court , In which Llndt seeks to recover $5,000 from Llnder & Fitter , who occupied the premises as a saloon , has been continued for the tlmo being and the jury which had been Impaneled has been discharged. In the suit at bar , August Uhlolo and the Schlitz Brewing company wore made defendants along with Llnder & Filter , but service was not had upon them nnd the case was being tried as against Llnder & Filter alone. Uhleln and the brewing com pany , however , filed a petition In the dis trict court under the "occupying claimants" act , The act In question provides that where a person Is In possession of real estate with color of title , the person owning such | real estate shall aiake compensation to him for Improvements unless ho , the owner of I the property , should decide to purchase' ' such Improvements. If the owner of the ' property should refuse to purchase the 1m- | provements or pay for them , then the occupant - ' cupant has a right to purchase the real j estate after It has been appraised by order of the court. In the event of both refusing to purchase the Improvements or the real estate , then they hold as tenants In com mon. mon.The The Schlitz Brewing company , after It came In possession of the property formerly owned by Mrs. Annie Pralor , erected a handsome brick building costing $0,000. Uhleln and the brewing company now ask the court to require Llndt to either pay the value of the building or sell the real estate to them at a value to bo ascertained by the court. When the trial of the suit In the superior court was resumed yesterday , Llnder & Filter , relying on the case commenced In the district court , pleaded abatement on the grounds that the ownership of the prem ises must bo determined and the case In | the district court decided first. Judge Aylesj j worth sustained the plea and ordered the further hearing ot the suit continued for | n reasonable time to permit the prosecu tion of the case In the district court to a judgment. The costs up to date were or dered taxed against the defendant , but a motion by Ltndt that he be allowed $50 attorney fees was overruled. The ' property In question has been In Itlgatlon between Llndt and the Schlitz Brewing company for several years and re cently the supreme court decreed that the .Hie to It was In Llndt. Subsequently , the same body overruled the petition of the brewing company for a rehearing. Llndl claims that the ruling of the supreme court estops the brewing company from claim- ng any Interest oven In the Improvements and that the company's petition under the occupying claimants' act will not hold wa ter for a minute and Is only filed for the purpose of delaying the case in the superior court. The history of the litigation Is more than ordinarily Interesting and shows the pe culiar working of the Iowa mulct law. The > roperty before It was Improved was owned by Mrs. Pralor , a colored woman , who con ducted a saloon on West Broadway , whore colored people of both sexes used to con gregate. She became Indebted to the Schlitz Brewing company for beer sold her. The company , as part payment , took the lot ut 1021 Broadway off her hands. Shortly after her death Llndt came to the front with a deed to the property , which ho claimed had been made by Mrs. Pralor just before her death. Ho brought suit to have the deed to the brewing company set aside on the grounds that part of the consideration had been liquor , which , under the laws of the state made the conveyance null and void. Ho won the case In the district court and the brewing company ap pealed , but ( ho supreme court upheld the lower court and decreed that the title to the property was In Ltndt. The brewing company , after securing the lot from Mrs. Pralor , erected n three-story brick buildIng - Ing , the first flcor of which was occupied by Llndor & Filter as a saloon. The build- Is nt present vacant , the astute attorney having evicted the occupants by force as soon as the decree of the supreme court was handed down. Reasonable amount c : mending done free of charge at the Bluff City laundry. This Is thci laundry that taken good care of your lined. 24 North Main. Davlj sella paint. ! ) O.\UU OP COUNTY SDPI2HVISOIIS. Much of Tlu-lr Tint ? Spent In Check ing t'li JiiHtlccN1 Report * . The Board 'of County Supervisors spent the , greater part of yesterday's session check. Ing over the reports of the several Justices of the peace. Except In one case , which Is believed to have been an oversight of the assistant county attorney , all witness fees taxed up for police- officers were cut out. The report of the clerk of the superior court waa rather roughly handled , a largo amount of witness fees that had been taxed up to the county being stricken out. Among the number were the wltneea fees In eight cases against barbers for working on Sun days , In which the defendants had been found guilty and fined $1 and costs. Juotlue Vlen's report showed that the "friendly prosecutions" against the Sunday working barbers had cost the county $183.40 , The county auditor was directed to ad vertise for bids from physicians for medi cines and medical attendance for the county poor for next year. The bonds of nil deputy sheriffs were fixed at $2,000. The bonds of the county officers elected last week were left at the old amounts , which are as follows : County treasurer , , $200,000' ; sheriff , $10,000 ; sur veyor , $5,000 ; superintendent of schools , $1,000 ; corcner , $1,000. A resolution was adopted requiring that all justices of the peace , constables and township clerks elected at the recent gen eral election to nil existing vacancies bo notified and required to file their bonds with the county auditor on or before Fri day of next week , the bonds to bo approved by the auditor. The auditor and overseer of the poor were authorized to furnish clothing for the county patients at St. Bernard's hospital. Deputy Sheriff H. Y. Slead. who until Deputy Sheriff Wclghtman's resignation was filling the position of court bailiff and re ceiving $ SOO per annum salary as such , pre sented a petition to the board , asking that his salary from September 1 last bo raised to $1,060 , the figure paid deputy sheriffs. The member * of the board will attend the good roads convention this morning , but expect to get through with their business this afternoon and adjourn. ' " " colds. Howcll's Antl-"Kawf" cures coughs , Ofllrer StocUduliHcnlniiK. . Officer Charles Slockdale , who was ex- Chief Blxby's right-hand man on the police force , tendered his resignation .to Mayor Jennings yesterday morning , who nt once ac cepted It , Stockdale was a depuly city mar shal nnd acted as bailiff o ! the superior court , which position will now be filled by Charles While. The finance committee of the city com pleted checking up Blxby's accounts yester day and found everything to bo correct and accurate up to the moment of the transfer of the office to Chief Albro. It Is eald Blxby will go back to the Implement business nnd will start out on the road In a few days for ono of the largo houses. Stockdale expects to remove to his former homo In the cast In the near future. Mayor Jennings last evening appointed John Doty patrol driver , to take the place of Harry James , made day jailer. Doty will go on duty this morning. Domestic Sausage send orders to C3D Wil low avenue. Friday and Saturday. Per pound , 15 cents cash ; delivered , 20 cents. Statement liy Iltirlior * . The following communication was received yesterday from the Barbers' Protective asso ciation : To the Taxpayers and Citizens of Potta- wattamlo County and City of Council Bluffs : In reply to the Item that appeared In the dally papers In this city on November 11 In reference to the expense of the county prosecutions of barber. " for violations of the Sabbath , we , the Barbers' Protective association of Council Bluffs , want It dis tinctly understood that the association had nothing to do with these forty-three prose cutions whatsoever. They were Instituted and Information nworn to by the faction of barbers who do not belong to the associa tion and who were keeping open on Sun day mornings. These proecutlons were brought In the form of friendly prosecutions by this faction and submitted to his honor , Judge Vein , upon nn agreed statement of facts , and he found the defendants not guilty and taxed the cost up to the county. O. J. HARDING. President. F. E. CARTY" , JR. , Secretary. Dell G. Morgan , 142 Broadway , has Just got In another Invoice of Juvenile soap which ho will continue to sell nt the ex tremely low price of 33 cents a box , former price 65 cents. Once used always used. K. E. aiiiyne I.nlil to llcxt. The funeral of the late Edward E. Mayno was held yesterday afternoon from the fam ily residence. 802 Seventh avenue. The services at the residence were conducted by Ilev. W. S. Barnes , pastor of the First Pres byterian church. The Woodmen of the World acted as an escort to the remains from the house to Walnut Hill cemetery , where tbo Bluff City lodge , Anclont Free and Accepted Masons , took charge of the services. The pall bearers were C. G. Saunders , F. F. Everest , J. P. Weaver , A. S. Hazelton , W. A. Gor- ham and William Arnd. The floral tributes were many and beautiful , while a long cor tege followed the body to Its last resting place. "Last Hope" of Gottschalk , lOc ; "N6rma March , " lOc ; "Puro as Snow" of Lange , lOc ; everything at Bourlclus' Music House coats lOc or a little less or more ; but , 'whatever the price may be , the goods are always fully worth the amount asked. For quality , go to Bourlclus' . Their expenses being low , their prices are O. K. 335 Broadway , where the organ stands upon the building. SIOUX CITY LOSES BY FIRE Ciuirtj- Factory llnrnn nml Two Other Flriiin DiimiiKCil Ilcnvlly hy the Flumes. SIOUX CITY , Nov. 16. ( Special. ) Sioux City suffered a disastrous flro at an early hour this morning. The loss is estimated et $35,000 , fully Insured. At 1 o'clock a. m. a watchman discovered a largo blaze In the factory of the Iowa Candy company , owned by C. Shenkberg & Co. , nnd ho at once turned In the alarm. But the blaze got a headway and by the tlmo all the flro de partment responded It waa beyond control. The result was the three-story building oc cupied by the candy company , the Shenk berg company and Selzer Bros. , wholesale liquor dealers , was destroyed. The lees Is divided this way : Selzer Bros. , 110,000 , ; C. Shenkberg & Co. , building , $15,000 ; Iowa Candy company , $10- 000. 000.The The building which was burned was In the very heart of the city. Just south Is the largo wholesale grocery house of tbo Shenk- borg company and on the north Is the retail dry goods store of Davidson Bros. , occupy ing a half block. The services of a bucket brigade were required to save 'the Davidson building. The most eerlous loss la to the candy company , which was working nn ex tra force of seventy-five people to get ready for the holiday trade. It will now have to cancel Its orders. Its machinery Is a total loss and moro could not bo secured In time , The building will bo rebuilt. TII.VXIC PUOI'MJ OK CALIFOHXIA. IIMVII StnUExpfiitlvc Council Ornte- fnl for KliulncNH to Volunteer * . DBS MOINES , Nov. 16. The state execu tive council today unanimously adopted reso lutions thanking the people of California and especially of San Francisco , Oakland and Berkeley for hospitality and kindneps mani fested toward the soldiers of the Fifty-first Iowa regiment , General fiage , Adjutant Oen- cral Seamens and Colonel Orovcs of the gov ernor's staff , and extending personal thanks for their courleslcs to the soldiers and the Iowa party which received them on their re turn from Manila ; and the gcod women of San Francisco , Oakland and Berkeley , and I especial thanks for tbo care of the sick I whllo the regiment was In San Francisco , IOWA .MAX A IA SKA CO.VGHKSSM.I- ; . John C. I'rlce , mi loira UnlvrrHlty CrniluntK unit n Fnrmcr'H Hon. IOWA CITY , la. , Nov. 16 , ( Special.-- ) John O , Price of Skagway , Alaska , who has recently been chosen aa the Alaskan repre. sontatlvc In congress , Is a graduate of the law department of the University of Iowa. Ho Is but 29 years old and \a \ the son of a Guthrle county farmer. IIMVII City TenelierM Vlult IOWA CITY , la. , Nov. 16 , ( Special. ) Fifty-two Iowa City school teachers started for Chicago last night In a special car over the Rock Island road , They will spend two days Inspecting the public schools of Chicago cage and studying the methods of teaching which are used there. The party Includes Superintendent and Mra. S , K , Stevenson and will return Saturday night. lliilryineii Kleet Oillcem. MASON CITY , la. , Nov. 16. The State dairy convention today elected officers as follows : President , W. K. Bordraan of Nevada ; vlco president , K. 0. Gyre of Newell ; treasurer , K. W , Daly of Charles City ; secretary. Stetson ot Newell. Storm Lake will be the next place of meeting. ClirlHtlnii Wumeii In Conference. MEMPHIS , Tenn. , Nov. 16.-The fifteenth biennial conference of the International board of Women's and Yountf Women's Christian associations \VIIH inaugurated hero today , with a good attendance. Mrs. R. A , Dorsey of Now York City called the conference to order. Organization will bo effected at the evening Kcsslon and com mittees will bo appointed , FIGURE CUMMINS A WINNER Senatorial Aipirant's Friends Hold a Con ference at Dos Moines , SAY HE WILL HAVE CAUCUS MAJORITY Ccnr'n Opponent Claim * Forty-Four cMcntntlvcK nnil Sixteen Slnlc Scnntorn Wilt Vote for Cum min * , tt In Claimed , DBS MOINES , In.Nov. 16 ( Special Tel cgram. ) A conference of the Cummin forces was held here loday , fifteen member of the next legislature meeting with Cum mlns to discuss the senatorial contest am lay plans. The Cummins forces claim forly-fou members of the house to Gear's thirty-one the other six republican members bcUi classed as doubtful. In the senate the assert that Gear and Cummins each ha sixteen votes , while the other thrco or doubtful. Altogether Cummins claims sixty votoa nnd as there are 11G republican member In the next legislature , this claim , If sub Btantlatcd , will give htm a majority In th caucus. To Form nn Aiitl-Trunt I.enRiie. A meeting hns boon called for Saturday for the completion of the organization o the Anti-Trust league of Iowa. The stnt will bo divided Into districts and vie presidents will bo chosen In each and a local organization established. The main object of the league Is to combat every trust feature that arises ; to prevent th further growth of what is claimed to b a grave menace to American principles and Institutions and to educate every voter up to the real condition of affairs as well ate to strengthen the nntl-trust spirit which they claim prevails throughout the state to a considerable degree. The movement Is receiving the supper of democratic politicians. HOW TO BETTER THE CITIES Xntlonnl Municipal LCHKUC l.l tcii to lAililrcnNON by Well Known Clt > - OfllclnlN. COLUMBUS , 0. , Nov. 16. The sessions o the National Municipal league continued to day. The discussion Is still on the new pro gram prepared by the special committee. Bird G. Color , comptroller of Greater New York , discussed "The City's Power to Incur Indebtedness Under the Proposed Munlclpa Program. " Following his address there was a general discussion of the subject , which was participated In by William Dudley Foulke of Richmond , Ind. ; Charles J. Bona parte , Baltimore ; E. _ M. Johnson , Indianapolis ' apolis ; Samuel G. Mc'Clure , Columbus , and William 'A. Giles , Chicago. Mr. Coler. after "referring to the early financial difficulties ot Greater New York. re ferred to the restriction of Indebtedness of cities and said : "A city Issues bonds only for permanent improvement , the benefits of which Inure to posterity. But there are'two classes of these Improvements , easily" distinguishable from ono another and between which a sharp dis tinction should be drawn. "In ono of these classes are Improvements which , whllo adding to the beauty and healthfulncss of a city , brings In no direct financial returns. This is by far the more numerous class and. includes such ordinary works as the erection of public buildings , tbo acquisition of parks and the repaying of streets. "Tho expense Incurred Is unquestionably a financial burden upon the taxpayers. In regard to such expenditures there can bo no doubt as to the wisdom of establishing un arbitrary constitutional limit , since other wise the burdens that might bo thrown upon succeeding generations by sucesslve Issues of bonds would become Intolerable. "There Is another class of Improvements , however , far less commonly met with , which elthtcr result la casting no burdens what ever upon the taxpayers or else bring In on actual profit to the municipality. A dim recognition of this truth se > ems already to have found expression In state constitutions , which specifically excepts from the opera tion of this limitation bonds Issued to pro vide for the supply of water and require only that a special sinking fund be estab lished for their ultimate redemption. " He held that bonds leaned In such cases were not a real burden , since water rents pay the Interest and reduce the principal. Under no conditions did ho favor buying franchises to further municipal ownership , advocating the Idea of waiting until they ran out and then take them. In case of perpetual franchise he did not believe they would stand the test of the supreme court of the United States. At the afternoon session Dr. Frank J. Goodnow read a paper on "Political Parties and City Government Under the Proposed Municipal Program. " This was discussed by John A. Butler of Milwaukee. "Public Opinion and City Government Under the Proposed Municipal Program" was discussed by Horace E , Doming of New York. Tonight the delegates will bo banqueted nt tbo Chlttcnden hotel by the Columbus Board of Trade. FLYING GLASS CUTS FIREMEN Chief mill Two ANHlNtnntN nf CIilciiK" Dcpnrtiuciit A in o n K the Injured. CHICAGO , Nov. ! . Klro early today de stroyed the seven-story building at 146 State Htrcet , In the heart of tbo downtown district , caused n loss estimated at $150,000 and Injured n score of firemen nnd specta tors. For n tlmo It looked ao though the flumes would spread and destroy hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of property In I that valuable section of the city. Shortly after the Hro started an explosion blew out part of tbo front of tbo building , Glass , blazing Ilrebrands and debris were scattered In all directions , Among the jQJsrc-u were Chief of the Flro Department D. J , Swenlo and his two assistant marshals , Musham and Townsend. 'All three were badly cut by flying glass , the two latter being forced to rotlro to have their wounds dressed. Others badly hurt wera Captain E , J , Buckley , Joseph Wagner , James Wilson and Captain Patrick J , Falrey , The building was occupied by Hugo Stovers & Co. , wholesale millinery ; Boston dental parlors , Chandler Optical company , H. II , Kohlsaat & Co. , restaurant ; a fur factory and several other firms. REPORT DENIED BY ANDREWS Siii Tliui'iiii 'iit of SnhoolN Will Not llfcoine Cliiincellfir of \fliriiHloi UiilvcrnU- . CHICAGO , Nov. 10. Dr. B. Benjamin Andrews , superintendent of schools of Chicago cage , today denied tbo report from Lincoln , Nob. , ' that ho had been offered the chancel lorship of the University of Nebraska , left vacant by the resignation of George K , Mac- Lean last spring. "I have received no such offer , " said Prof. Andrews , "nor do I con template resigning my position at the head ot tbo Chicago public schools. " THREATEN TO FIRE ON SHIPS Altuont n lttiitnro llot\vppii lltinnln mill , ) npiiit nt I'ort Arthur. VICTOKIA , D. C. , Nov. 16. AccorcllnR to advices from the Orient brought by the steamship Empress of China , the dlmculty arising out tif the Mnsampo nffnlr Is evi dently far from adjustment. As Masampo lies In a commanding position between. Fu- san and Tsushima , and as It Is of Immcnso Importance from n strategical point of view , Russia Is anxious to gain possession of It to use as a naval base connecting Vladivos tok and Port Arthur. Prior to this Masampo affair , however , It was said that difficulties which might cause war between Kussla and Japan existed , and many southerners living In Port Arthur and Che Fee hastily removed to Shanghai for safety , The story Is now told of almost a breach on an occasion when two Jnoancso cruisers In the Gulf of Pe-Chl-Ll unexpectedly ap peared before Port Arthur. The Russian signal officers nt the outer station signaled that the port was closed to foreign ships of war. Disregarding or misunderstanding this signal , however , the two Japanese cruisers steamed straight Into the harbor. They were Intercepted , however , by a Russian steam launch , having on board an ofllclnl who warned the Japanese captains that the forts would flro on the cruisers If they were not Immediately withdrawn. This advice was taken , It Is said , by the Japanese commander , but with very bad grace. C. P. Greathouse , who was consul general of the United States to Kangawa , Japan , from 1886 to 18S5 , died at Seoul October 21. At the tlmo of his death Mr. Greathouso was adviser to the Corean government , a posi tion ho had held without Interruption during his ten years' residence In Corca. The em peror of Corco. paid all funeral cxp'cnses and ordered an escort of 200 soldiers to at tend the obsequies. Mr. Greathouso was the author of a book oh Corean folklore. The Empress of China brings the follow ing Oriental advices : Stories are current respecting the display of French Jealousies In South China. The Hong Kong correspondent of the Courier d'Halphong mentions piracy prevailing In the Canton delta and goes on to say that the English , who never miss a good opportunity , have made this state of affairs a pretext for sending a cunboat un the West river. The same paper says that the English wish to police Kwang Tung and Kwangsl for their exclusive profit , as was done In Egypt , and advises the French government to take all necessary measures In order that they may not operate alone. It Is reported at Hong Kong that the French consuls there and at Canton have urgently requested the dispatch of a gunboat from Saigon. Elaborate experiments In wireless teleg raphy have recent ! ; " been conducted by the Japanese government. Successful results have Invariably obtained and the various communication companies have put the sys tem Into permanent operation between Obldso Point and Mlkaml Island , a distance of nlno miles. It Is evident from the tone of Japan and China newspapers that the relations be tween Russia and Japan are far from ami cable , official statements to the contrary not withstanding. An Indication Is the state ment emanating from Shanghai that the Russian government has protested to the Chinese government against Chinese stu dents being sent to Japan , also against the engagement of Mr. Yano as adviser to the Chinese government , and against Japanese officers being engaged to train the Chinese army. The latest development just prior to the eatllng of the Empress Is the report that a Flusslan war ship arrived at Masampo to enforce Russian demands. A conservative statement , that of the Chinese Gazette , fol- ows : "The Nippon observes Russia's pro ceedings In Corea with considerable uneasi ness. Concessions secured In connection with whale fisheries , acquisition of lease of Ulung Island , purchase of land at Fusan ind apparently determined attempts to pro cure property at Masampo , all these Inci dents constitute , In our contemporary's opln- on , valid evidence that the great northern power Is pushing for another port in south ern seas. GRANGE TO OPPOSE TRUSTS Grnnil Mnntcr'fl Ail < lrc.iH In In I.lne with the Vleirn of the Farmers. SPRINGFIELD , 0. , Nov. 16. There Is every Indication that all Important resolu- lens eubmltted to the National Grange for adoption will bo based upon the grand master's address. Ho declared war upon the rusts In no uncertain manner , with suggos- lens as to the measures necessary to secure ho proper legislation to put them out of the mslness. He also talked of other legislation needed by farmers. Whllo the National Grange is not on record as to trusts , yet It a believed that radical action will bo taken his year along this particular line. Until his morning there was not a single matter n the hands of a committee and the session beginning at 9 o'clock was distinctively an officers' meeting , the overseer , O. H. Halo f New York ; the lecturer , Alpha Messcr f Vermont , and S. 0 , Boven , the chaplain , 11 submitting their reports , which were of n encouraging nature , Indicating the Grange o be growing , both In membership and In- uonce , The committee on resolutions sub mitted a few resolutions , which were voted n nnd adopted without debate. They were f minor Importance. This afternoon the Grange accepted an Invitation from the Commercial club to visit points of interest n the city. The Grange , In a body , will leave tomor- ow morning for an all-day's visit to the hlo university nt Columbia. This afternoon as spent In a trip to the Masonic homo and 10 Warder , Bushnell & Blessncr shops , nnd 10 special train carried 770 members of the rganlzatlon. There has been nn unexpected ailing off In the anticipated number of can- Idates for Initiation Into the seventh de- rco. Early In the week State Master Ellis ; Ohio Htatcd there would bo 2,500 to take 10 degree , but tonight , when this work was demIt develoyed there were less than 300 camfidatcs ready. GOEBEL MAY NOT BE SEATED Four ItcuroHpntfitlvi-M mnl Six Hf < OrN AlllOIIK < ll I ) Kill III ! I'll I H < o Him. PUANKFOUT , Ky. , Nov. 16. Taylor's , friends have begun a quiet canvass of the j members of the legislature , founding thorn as to how they would vote on a contest If tbo state election boards should throw out Knox , Johnson or Pulaskl counties , and aUo 1,400 votes cast In Neleon for W. P. instead of W. S. Taylor. H la said four demo cratic members of the houeo and at least six democratic senators have been found BO far who will not veto to scat Goobcl , This movement on Taylor's side Is con strued , to Indicate the opinion that Gocbel will bo given a certificate of election from CASTOR IA Tor Infants and Children , Fne Kind You Have Always Bought Signature of the state bonrd. The story thnt Gocbel hns decided ( o abandon the fight nnd to outer n fight against Ulnckbtirn for senator Is pronounced absurd by friends of both nnd Is laughed nt by both Goebcl nnd Ulnck- burn. rilA.NKFOnf , Ky. , Nov. 16. Secretary of Slate Flnlcy hns received official returns from fifty counties nnd In tabulating them for the state election bonrd. Candidates for minor stale offices on both tickets fenr thnt the returns mny show the head of one ticket elected , with cnndldatcs on the other ticket faring likewise.Vhllo Gocbcl carries I Campbell county , Burke ( rep. ) , for ' superintendent of public Instruction , carries the snme by over 1,000. Gocbcl managers assort thnt the whole Ooebel ticket will win. The report today thnt Chairman I'ryor of the state elections committee would resign because of dlssntls- fnctlon over the Gocbcl county commission , crs Is denied by I'ryor. DARING ATTEMPT AT ROBBERY Secure \otliliiK , Owliitr to Prompt Action of MrMNpimor Woulil- llo Itolilivrn KNOIIMC. ERIE , Pa. , Nov. 10. A daring attempt was made by a gang of masked men to rob Lnko Shore train No. 2 between Erie and Conncaut at 1 o'clock tlila morning. The robbers boarded the train at Ashtnbula , ' where It stopped to take water. At a lonely place called Dock Junction , two miles east of Con ncaut , the express messenger stepped from ono car to another for the purpose of check ing un sonic' express bills , when ono of the gang sprang Into the car and broke Into sev eral packages , but before ho could get to where the money envelopes were the messen ger returned and seeing the robber at work gave the alarm. The other members of the gang , who were standing guard on the plat form of the west end of the car , then pulled the bell rope nnd when the train stopped jumped off nnd made their escape In the darkness. A sheriff's posse Is now scouring the woods at the point where the affair oc curred , but as they have llttlo or uo de scription of the robbers there Is but small chance of effecting their capture. No. 2 carries several thousand dollars' worth of money packages every trip. So far as known the robbers did not secure any booty. The man all were dark masks and were well nrmnrl. It was learned at the office of the Lake Shore road that the door of the express car was broken In by the robbers with a heavy brake wheel , while the messenger In general charge was In a car ahead. T. T. Gould , general manager of the United States Ex press company , said he was unable to say whether the robbers had taken any booty. "Tho car was loaded nt Cleveland , " said he. "with valuables and general merchandise consigned to Buffalo and eastern points. Before the far left Cleveland It was se curely locked. D. L. Ingram , the messenger Who had general charge of It , was In the car ahead. He had no occasion to visit this car after It left Cleveland. " A glance Into the car while It stood In the Now York Central tralnshed showed that the robbers gave Its contents a thorough though hasty .ransacking. HANGED BY A MISSOURI MOB William llntt , Cliurffcil With Murder , Taken from the County Jail nt IHoonitlelil , Mo , ST. LOUIS , Nov. IB. 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