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TIIE OMAITA DA1LT BEE: SUNDAY, JULY 10. 1f)03.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA. COUNCIL BLUFFS. MISOR MESTIOS, Davis sells drugs. Stockert sells carpet. Crayon enlarging. 80S Broadway. Expert watch repairing Leffert, 40 B'y. Celebrated Meta beer on tap. Neumayer. Diamond betrothal rings at Lcffort's, 409 Broadway. UK and INK wedding rings at Lefferfs, 409 Broadway. The newest thing etched brass toast tab lot. Alexander's Art Store. When at Manawa vlalt Colonel Beck's saloon for a nice rool glass of beer. J. C. Blxby Son have the contract for the heating and plumbing work for the new Sanitarium at Red Onk, la. For rent, ofllce room, ground floor. One of the most central location in the busings ronton of the city. Apply to The Bee bfltce, city. A delegation from Bluff City Masonlo lodge went last night to Quick to visit thn lodge there and assist In the work of Initiating a number of candidates. We contract to keep public or private houses free from roaolies by the year. In sect Exterminator Manfacturlng company. Council Blufls, la. Telephone FS34. The Dodge Light guards will line up against the Omaha guaruu this morning ai lo o'clock in a game of base mail on t.ie grounds at Thirty-fourth street and Lrosnway. At tho request of the management at Courtland Beach Mayor Morgan yesterday pointed ma loiiowing tsiniuw olhcer tu uo duty at the report during thj en- f.igement of the Jauour alio: ueorgo aiter, J. H. Miner, M. U. Lwlng, Oeorgn HnOoy, Harry bing.es, John Keese,,W. C. Ltterlmck. Henry Newell, a fnrmer living about ten miles fast of the city, fell from a wagon last evening at the corner of Broauway and First street and landed on his lie id anil shoulders. He was rendered uncon scious and taken in the police ambulance tu Mercy hospital. It is not thought that his skull was fractured. L. It. Chestnut, an employe of the Qnlnn Lumber company, while playing ba.l at ttie Driving park yesterday ailernoon had his gold walcii ana chain stolen lr.jm his vest while he was engageti in the game. A game of base bail yesierauy afternoon at the urlvmg park between a team from C. Hafera lumber yard and a team from the other lumber yards in the city, re sulted In deieat for Hater's men by a score of IS to 14. It does not make any difference whether you buy a 300 or 100 piano or a 10 cent mouth harp, you are always welcome at Bouriclus. If you want a stamp get it at Bouriclus. If you want to use the 'phono go to Bouriclus. If you want to leave the baby a while and go shopping further out you are welcome. They are the moat ac commodating people at the Bouriclus Piano House In Council Bluffs. Look for the rgan upon the building, 835 Broadway. The local police were notified by the Omaha authorities last evening that they had a tw.egram from the coroner at Pitts burg, Pa., announcing the death of Wil liam , Miloney, whose brother-in-law, Thomas Carroll, lived In this cliy. Car roll, who lives at 1324 Avenue B, was found by the pones ana ne went in umnim iu learn further particulars Maloney- was also said to hae brsther, John Maloney, an englnjer, Irving lit tula city but the police Wire, unable to locate him last night The Second Church of Chriit (Scientist) will hold services this morning in Wood man hall In the Merrlam diock, at iu: o'clock, when the subject of the lesson will be Truth." Sunuay school will pe held at the close of the services. The regular mid-week testimonial meeting will be Wednesday evening at 7:45 o'clock. Rev. Harvey Hostetler, pastor of tha Second Presbyterian church, will yike as the subject of his sermon this morning "Abraham, the Friend of God." In the evening his them will be "Religion a Growth." The) Girl Voting Contest. De Long's girl voting contest la beginning id get Interesting, considering the fact that tha ballot box Is open for almost iwj weelis yet One vote Is allowed for each oent o: your purchases In the stationery or book departments of DeLong the Printer, 397 Broadway, and handsome gold watches will be awarded to the two girls having the highest number of votes at the end of the month. Last evening tha vote stood as follows: Bessie Cram 31B Pansy Otto - l1Hrt Florence Wilcox Carrie Pfelfer 92i 7.ola Graves ? Margaret Lelk , ' V.lale Klnn " Maud Hafer. CT; . Angela Bhugart, 612. Jewle Nelson. 674; Bertna Woodbridge. 5.8; P. arl Beecroft. 509; Madge Walker. tOO; F'irn Clark, 491; Lucile McAtee, 488; Hasel Bouriclus,' 389; Mlnta Drake, 300; Jennie Gretser, 290; Minnie Downing, 224, and others. Believe Dalley Insane. William Dalley, who was arreated by the police a few day ago, waa committal to St. Bernard's hospital yesterday for ob servation by tha commissioners on Insanity. Since his detention at tha city Jail Dalley acted In a manner which led tha police to suspect that ha waa mentally deranged. Friday evenfng while being transferred from tha upstairs of tha jail to the cells on tha first floor Dalley broke away from tha jailer and rushed out Into the street where he commenced yelling "Police, po lice" and attempted to wrench looaj the Iron railing around the grass plot between the Jail and city hall. When before the commissioners Dalley said his home was at 326 Bellevue avenue, Detroit, where he had three brothers and one sister living. He was arrested on a charge of vagrancy. It Is thought that his present condition Is due to excessive use of Intoxicating liquors. TALK OF A GAS' INSPECTOR Wreck of Hombach Building Ca'li Atten tion to 8nbjeoU HOPE TO MAKE OFFICE SELF-SUSTAINING Conncll Debate Combining; It wltb Plumbing- Inspection and Chare lag; Fees for Exsmlslag Work. Aa a result of the wrecking of Dr. Hom bach 's office Friday evening by the ex plosion of Illuminating gas the question of the appointment of a city gas inspector will, It Is expected, be brought up at the next meeting of the city council. The ex plosion was the subject of general discus sion yesterday and a number of leading business and professional men expressed themselves In favor of tha appointment of a gaa Inspector. The auggestion has been made that such an officer could be both plumbing and gas Inspector and that the ofllce could be made self-sustaining by the collection of fees for J inspections made. A city official who stated yesterday that he was In favor of the creation of such an office hinted that In all probability an ordinance governing the matter would be Introduced at the next meeting of the city council and that If Investigation showed that the office could be made self-sustaining by a system of fees the measure would be passed and such an official appointed. Several of the aldermen when asked yes terday said they favored the appointment of a plumbing and gas inspector provided the fees of such an office would be suf ficient to meet the salary of the incumbent. The present condition of the city treasury, they contended, prohibited the city incur ring further expense, especially as It was very doubtful If the city could legally pay any part of the salary of such an official, In view of the fact that no provision for such an expenditure had been made at the time the annual appropriation was passed last April. Fees from the combined office of plumbing and gas Inspector, It Is believed by those who favor the city having such an officer, would be sufficient to pay a suitable sal ary. The suggestion Is made that all plumbing work and the Installation of gas piping and fixtures In any house or build ing must be Inspected and approved, by the city Inspector and that far this inspection a certain fee be Imposed. . It la .proposed that practically the same regulations apply to plumbing and gaa Installation as are now In force relative to electrical work, all of whlcTi has to be Inspected and ap proved by the city electrician and for which examination a fee Is charged. Plumbing and heating. Blxby tt Bon. Going; to Camp In Mountains. A, party of Council Bluffs sportsmen left last night for the Little Big Horn basin In Wyoming, where they will spend two weeks camping among the bouldera and pine trees and fishing In the mountain streams. Be sides their fishing rods, several members of the party took their rifles and shotguns along In the hope of meeting a bear or two. The party conslsta of City Treaaurer Frank T. True, George Williamson, Attorney David E. Stuart, John Bohn, the veteran disciple of Ixak Walton Thomas Metcalf, Pnge E. Morrison, who If he meeta a bear expects to hypnotise him with one of his Tommy Grlffln stories; Frank Children and Louis Henn, formerly of this city, now a resident of Sheridan, Wyo. The party left over the Burlington for Park man, Wyo., where a four-horse pack team and wagon will meet them and carry them for thirty milea over the mountalna to tho opening of the big canon. To reach the camping grounds a day'a tramp on foot will be necessary. of her sister, Mrs.vEdward Brown of First street , . Wins Roberts has gone to Colorado to spend several weeks. Judge and Mrs. f. D. Wheeler are Vis iting relatives In Mount Vernon, 111. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Reed and family have gone east on an extended visit. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Ha worth will leave Monday for a sojourn at Madison lake. Mrs. J. Keenan of Minneapolis, who has been visiting In this city, has returned to her home. City Clerk N. C. Phillips and son, Crensy, are home from a. month s trip to the Pa cific coast Mrs. Rutherford of Stutsman street en tertained Informally at her home Thursday afternoon. Mrs. A. A. Bhute of Gallatin, Mo., Is tha guest of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Brown of Tenth avenue. ' Mr. and Mrs. Roland Crockwell of Cam bria, Wyo.. are In the city, visiting friends and relatives. Mrs. Gillette of Madison avenue was hostess at a small party given at her home Tuesday evening. C. P. PJker entertained the members of his Sunday school class at Lake Manawa Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Thlckatun and son, Alden, are home front a trip to Denver snd Manltou, Colo. Mrs. H. S. Jones of Frank street enter tained a few friends Informally at her home Tuesday evening. Miss Daisy Douglas of Alexander, la.. Is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Van Brunt Mrs. Charles McC. Anderson of Mil waukee Is the guest of Mrs. Bouthard and other friends In this city. Miss Bullard entertained a few friends Informally at a luncheon given at her home on First avenue Wednesday. Mr. and M.-s. J. H. Smith of Seventh street have tone to . Chadron, Neb., to visit a few weoks with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson entertained a few friends at a picnic given at Timber lake Sunday afternoon and evening. Miss J. L. Long, local manager of the Postal Telegraph company, left yester day for a visit at her old home in Dwlght, 111. The Woman's Whist club will hold the regular meeting Tuesday morning at the . . . . . . t C 1". J 1 ... . , I.' ...... . 1. noine vl Are. war xj, jajic ui uui in street , The members of the Sunday school of the First Presbyterian church enjoyed their annual picnic yesterday at Hanscom park, Omaha. Mrs. M. P. Rae of Chicago, who Is home from an extended European trip, Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs.. W. K. Dawson of tteventh avenue. Miss Grace Beebe of Glen avenue enter tained Wednesday morning at a breakfast In honor of Miss Warren of Brooklyn, N. Y. Covers were laid for twelve. The Council Bluffs Rowing association entertained its members and friends last night with one of Its popular dances at the club house at Lake Manawa. Miss Grace Smith Is home from an east ern trip with an excursion- party which visited Boston, Niagara Falls, the St. Law rence and other points of Interest. The Misses Mollle and Ella Huss left Thursday for a visit with friends at Colo rado Springs. They will also visit other Colorado points before returning home. The engagement of Miss Jessie Gilbert of this city and Mr. Walter Theodore nutter of Omaha Is announced. The wed ding will lake place the early part of AujfUSt. Mrs. J. M. Flagler and children will re turn today from a visit with relatives near Woodbine, la. Mr. Flagler returned Thursday from a two weeks' trip to west ern points. Mrs. Lon Gutterldge and daughter, Helen, of Rldgeway, Mo., and Miss Oraee Over lng of Ute, la., are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. . Brown on Bouth First street Mrs. Jacob Sims entertained a number of young people at a charmingly arranged breakfast given at the Sims residence east of this city Wednesday morning. Covera were laid tor eight Miss Bertha Bartlett, secretary to the executive committee of the Commercial club, left yesterday for Lake Okobojl where she will spend a couple of weeks with Omaha friends. Mrs. Guy Shepard of Glen avenue enter tain. ih members of the Tuesday Euchre club Tuesday morning. Prises were awarded to Mrs. rea jumpnie ana juiss warren oi Brooklyn, N. Y., who Is tha guest of Mrs. Shepard. Mr. Thomas Swift of Omana ana miss Genevieve Murphy of this city were mar ried at Atlantic, ia., inursuay rf"";B. Rev. Father McManus oi mo mnon Dir. hiiu FIFTY-FIFTH GOES TO RILEY Adjutant General BeleoU Regiment to Go Into Gamp with Begnlan. POPULISTS MAY HOLD NO CONVENTION Committee Secures No Kneoorogement That Delegates Will Respond If a Call for One la luitd. (From a Staff Correspondent) DES MOINES, July 18.-(8peclal.) Adju tant General Byers today announced that In view of the decision of the War depart ment at Washington that only one Iowa regiment shall be sent to Fort Riley to take part In the regular army maneuvers. It shall be the Fifty-fifth regiment. This la commanded by Colonel J. R. Lincoln, commandant at Ames, the ranking colonel of the four in Iowa. The regiment has companies In Des Molnea, Council Bluffa, Vllllsca, Glenwood, Knoxvllle, Shenandoah. Wlnterset Charlton, Corning and Osceola. There are two companies at Des Molnea. The one at Osceola Is a new one, taking the place of Bedford. The matter of fixing datea for the encampments of the other three regiments had been postponed until the date of the Fort Riley encampment Is known, but they will be held rather lata In the year. General Byers would have preferred that the encampment at Fort Riley be earlier than October. He had also hoped that more than one regiment might go to camp with the regulars. Colonel Lincoln Is a very able commander and will have the regiment in fine condition to go to camp with the regulars, and the mem bers of the regiment are proud of the dls- tlnctlon conferred upon them. Former Contest Among; Engineers. The audden death of P. M. Arthur, grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locbmotlve En gineers, recalls the hard flght made against him a few years ago with an Iowa candi date for the headship of the order. Her man Wills, an engineer of Clinton, was put up as a candidate for the head of the order. The engineer on the Chicago St Northwestern and other allied lines were organised to make a fight for Wills and he received etrong support, In fact coming nearer to beating Arthur than any other candidate who had ever opposed him in the thirty-four years of his headship of the order. E. D. Brlgham, present labor commissioner of Iowa, led the opposition to Arthuv at that time, but since then Arthur has had no better friend. It is deemed ' b.irely possible that Wills may again be a candidate for the chlefship next year. N. Y. Plumbing Co. Tel 250. Night. F667. Grand Flcale. The Retail Grocers' and Butchers' asso elation of this city will hold Its second an nual ptcnlo at Missouri Valley July 23. All the atorea of tha city' will be cloaed and at least 1000 people are expected to attend. street parade will be held at 7:30 In the morning, after which they wi'.l take a tra'n for Missouri Valley. The train leaves at 1:30. A fare Of 75 cents has been secured over the Chicago Northwestern. The morchants of the city have con tributed otW 300 prises to be awarded for tho different events of the day, which com prise all varieties of sports. The butchers will delight the crowd with a barbecue, while the grocers will serve free coffee. The children will be provided with caridy and salted peanuts. Cnteh Runaway Boy. Richard Connor, a 12-year-old boy, who claimed his home was in Superior, Neb., was picked up by the police last evening at the Broadway passenger depot of the Northwestern railroad. The lad said he had been sent by his mother to visit an aunt In Omaha, but that he had been un able to find her. The Omaha police were notified and they learned that the boy, who had been living with another aunt, and not hla mother. In Superior, had been sent a few daya ago to visit his aunt, Mlsa aiaggie connor, IBIS Webster street but not nridlng the place to hla liking he had skipped out Friday evening. The boy was kept at police heaiquarters last night and his aunt will come from Omaha for him this morning and send him to his home in Superior. Batchers and Groeers to Pnrnde. ine people of Council Bluffs will be treated to something new In the way of parades Tuesday evening. The retail grocers and butchers have decided to have a parade that evening aa a means of ad vertlslng their annual picnic, which will be held at Missouri Valley Thursday. In addition to the members of the association and their employes every delivery wagon owned by them will be In line, and It is expected that the parade will be quite an Imposing spectacle. The column will form at 7 o'clock at Bayllss park and will tour the business streets of the city. Destroy Cement Walks. During Friday night maliciously disposed persons did considerable damage to the new cement atepa and walks In course of construction at the Pierce street school house. The oement, which had not set. was trampled upon and large holea dug In It evidently, with a atick. In placea the edgea of the atepa were broken down. The contractors. Nelson Olson, will te conv pelled to relajr most of the work. Pardon for Embeaaler. A pardort has been granted to Nicholas Engel of Dubuque, who waa two years ago convicted of embeszlement He waa an in surance agent and had good connections, He was convicted of embewlement of a small sum of money which he had collected and received a sentence of eighteen months. Some time ago he was paroled and went to Lemars. where he has since been living. His conduct has been good and friends have secured for him a pardon. Members of the state supreme court went to Davenport today, where this evening they attended a banquet of the bar asso ciation of Scott county, Fopallats Hay Hold Convention. The date for the populist state conven tion has not yet keen fixed and there is some doubt aa to whether or not any con vention will be held. Two yeara ago there were leas than a doxen at the state conven tlon of the populist party and they went through" the form of making nominations. church performing the ceremony. jnr. -" b t tn t, k , receved small support. Last JUI. DHUV Wl I Rain Hnrts tho Hay. HARLAN. Ia.. July 18. (Special.) The exceedingly hot weather of the last few daya culminated In a heavy rain in Shelby county early Friday morning. Much hay was down In the fields and the loaa win amount to many thousands or aonars. There Is. however, much grass not yet cut, and with good weather It will be cured In good shape. Then, too, many tons of fine hay have been put up the last week of good weather. On the low ground, where oata are especially rank, they are down In bad shape, but on the hills they are not ma terially hurt. The corn is down badly, but will tk be permanently Injured. The heavy fall of rain was accompanied by a strong wind and by sharp lightning. The corn in Shelby county is very promising, and the best of it is but little behind the corn of other years. Barley, much of which la in shock, is a superb crop. Chances nt State College. AMES, la.,, July . (Special.) Iowa State college trustees made several changes In instructors at their meeting Monday. Dr. John J. Repp, on their recommendation, resigned, and Dr. C. W. Gay was chosen in his place as station veterinarian and professor of pathology and histology. Miss Mary Sabtn resigned as dean of domestic economy and Miss Merrltt succeeds her. Prof. Homer Price of the department of horticulture resigned, to go to the State University of Ohio, and Prof. Erwln will take his place. A new professorship was formed, that of farm mechanics, and Prof, Zetnoth of the Bouth Dakota Agricultural college was placed at the head. Girl Goes to Reform School. Bertha Farrell, a 14-year-old girl from Pacific Junction, waa yesterday committed to the Girls' Industrial school at Mltchell vllle by Judge Scott of the superior court on application of the mother, Mrs. Ceata Talent. The girl's father Is dead and her mother had married again. According to the statement of her mother the girl was Incorrigible. She will be kept at the school until ahe la 18 yeara of age. The girl wsa brought before the court by Sheriff Morgan of Mills county. Charge Larceny Against Fnrmer. ONAWA. Ia.. July 18. (Special Tele gram.) Walsh Lukehonrt, a farmer of Jor dan township, waa arrested today by Sheriff Strain, charged with larceny. He gave bonds in the sum of 8800 for his appear ance at the next term of the Monona county district court before Justice C. M Ross. The sheriff and deputy have been searching for Lukeheart for the last three days. He is accused of selling stock that had been levied upon by the sheriff, Part of the stock was found in Nebraska, The defendant claims he was acting upon the advice of his attorney and that no actual levy had been made. Marrlaaia Licenses. Licenses ho wed were issued yesterday to the following: Name and Residence. E. A. Cadwell. I'nlon. Neb , Essa N. Blevlns. I'nlon. Neb Bruce E. Crowell, Omaha , N. Elisabeth Price. Omaha Joseph Moaa. sr., Love'and. Ia..., Clara O- Butler, Council Bluffs . Age. It rr a LEWIS CUTLER MORTICIAN. . tt pearl KL. Cotnrfl JUjga 'Phone 1. 1 Special Officer Reslcna. At tho request of Mayor Morgan Thomas Eaton has tendered his resignation as chief of the special officers at Courtland Beach and ia no longer1 a member of the Council Bluffa police force. Eaton and "Doc" George Washington Long of this city, another member of the special force on Iowa territory on the other side of the river, became Involved in a fracas a few nights ago In one of the saloons outside the resort. PAST WEEK IN BLUFFS SOCIETY Weather la Against Any Pretentions Efforts la Serial Way. Miss Mary Lee is visiting friends at Weston. Mis IJnkey has gone to Michigan to visit friends. . " Miss Ksthrlne Meyer has gone t Minne apolis to visit friends. V . . Miss mills of Butts, Mont., la tha guest Endeavorera Meet at Harvard. HARVARD. Neb., July 18.-Specla!.)- The eleventh annual convention of the Sixth district union of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor began its session last evening In the Christian church of this city, with a large attendance. A general Interest Is manifested by all the churches of the city. Low Summer Toorlst Rates Via Chicago Great Western railway. Round trips to St Paul. Minneapolis. Superior, Ashland, Duluth and other Minnesota re so.'ts. Tickets on sale dally to September V. Good to return October tl. Also to Colo rado. Utah. Black Hills, New Mexico and Texas points, with stopover privileges. For full information apply to any Oreat West em agent or J. P. Elmor, O. P. A., Chi sago, lit Injnred by Una Kxplealen. CHICAGO. III.. July It. Four mn. em nlnval tn the Intercept Ins sewer at Bev entieth street and Stony Island avenue, rn Inlured. one seriously, by an ex plosion Of gas In the sewer todsy. The noU ef tho explosion could he heard fur blocks. Ton VMtuna ware au en em pioyes. ft (0 i tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt Ik Boys' Suits Half Off in Price This applies to oar entire line of Wash Suits and Trousers for boya, ranging frr m 3 to 10 yeara, in white, plain color and "tripes, nicely trimmed and all bought for this season's Belling AT JUST HALF PRICE Boys and Children's Blouse or Sailor Suits, very stylish and not con fined to strictly summer wearing, in plain colors and mixtures, 3 to 10 years 33 1-3 PER CENT DISCOUNT. Boys' 2 and 3-plece and Norfolk Suits, our regular stock, in light weight goods, all sizes up to 16 years. .25 PER CENT DISCOUNT. JOE SMITH & CO, 415 BROADWAY The Home of the Stylish Suits. Council Bluffs, Ia. if tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt tt 0 tt tt tt tt tt tt sault occurred and brought to this city to Mercy hospital. There hla eyeball was removed. Klnsell was arrested a short time after. It la said that he engaged in a quarrel with Morrison over the payment of a feed bill and the blow which coat Mor rison his eyesight was from something which Klnsell threw. The bones of his face were also crushed. BLOODY W0RK OF ROBBER Strikes Tonne; Womnn en the Heeid with an Axe and She Will Die. MONTEVIDEO, Minn., July )8.-Helen Olsen, aged 26 years, the daughter of Thomaa Olsen was assaulted early today by a man supposed to be a negro, and, al though alive at noon, she will die. Helen Olsen, who was living alone in her father's home, at Watson, during tha lat ter's absence, who ia ill, had Miss Julia Torgensen with her last night Early to day the girls were awakened by a man who demanded their valuables. The man dragged Miss Olsen down stairs, where he struck her on the forehead with an axe. Miss Torgensen had been ordered to remain in bed and not to move, but on hearing a noise down stairs stepped out of a window onto the roof. The intruder shot at her aa he fled. Her screams aroused the neigh bors and a search was at once begun for the murederer. At 10 o'clock Marshal Woodsworth rang the bells of the town, calling a posse of oltlsens together. The crowd Immediately took up the trail and If the man. la caught. In view of the great excitement, there may be a lynohlng. ear no populist ticket waa put up and the party has lost all legal r.lghts as a party, An effort has been made to get a conven tlon ' called for state fair week In Des Molnea about the last of August, but the committee has not yet Issued the call and will wait until after the meeting of reform era In Denver. All the other conventions have been held now. Cedar Rapids Wants Rehearing. A rehearing haa been asked In the case of Coe College against the City of Cedar Rapids, which waa decided by the supreme court at the last term. The case Involves ownerahlp of a atreet In Cedar Raplda which ran through the addition laid out by the college many yeara ago. The city claimed It wna a street, but the records showed that It had never been dedicated as such and that the college still owns tha property. The caae waa decided and a re hearing secured, and a aecond time af firmed, and now the city of Cedar Raplda asks again that a third rehearing be had. The members of the Iowa railroad com mission have gone to Portland, Me., to at tend the national association meeting there. Ho Work on Assessments. The state executive council did not work today on assessments and equallration, as the governor and secretary of. state were compelled to be absent from the city. The articles of Incorporation of the Wood men of the World Building association of Burlington wero filed with the secretary of state today; capital, $20,000; J. H. Jacoby president and B. T. Huebner secretary. The Dannebro Hall company of Jacksonville, Shelby county, filed articles of Incorpora tion with the secretary of atate; capital, $2,000. Settled Damage Salt. Howard Tedford, atate binder, haa re turned from Mount Ayr, where he effected a settlement of the damage suit brought by Rev. A. H. Hatch, a blind preacher, against the Ringgold Record, for $15,000 damuges on account of the publication In the paper of an article reflecting on the character of the preacher. The newspaper got the man mixed up with another who waa of un savory reputation and made statements re garding him which could not be substan tiated. The preacher sued for damages and employed good attorneys and the, flght promised something Interesting. TMtT week Mr. Tedford saw the plaintiff In person and for a few hundred dollars effected a settle ment of the case. Killed by a Train. W. F. Bowdish. about 70 years old, was struck by No. 13, passenger train on the Rock Island, near the mile track, and fatrlly Injured. The accident occurred about 9 o'clock. Bowdlsti died at 11 o'clock The man was walking along the traok be tween Valley Junction and Des Molnea and the passenger train struck him. He had evidently not observed the coming of the train and knew nothing of it until he was struck. He was thrown with great violence to the ground and as soon as the trainmen could stop the train he was given attention. He was helpless and unable to say a word, so the trainmen brought him to Dea Molnea. where the ambulance was sent for and the man waa taken to the Methodist hospital. Had an Eye Kaeeked Ont. William Morrison, a feed dealer of Col fax, received a terrible blow last night In a quarrel with Charles Klnsell, a huck driver of that city! Morrison's eyeball was torn from Its socket. With all possible haste the Injured man was placed on aa tntsrurban ear at Colfax, where the aa- ROOSEVELT IST0 AID LOW Hew York Mayor Will Have the Rap port of Administration for Re-Eleetlon. OYSTER BAY. It. I., July 18. President Roosevelt passed comparatively a quiet day at Sagamore Hill. At luncheon he and Mrs. Roosevelt enter tained a party. Including George V. I Meyer, United States ambassador to Italy; Mayor and Mrs. Low of New York, W. L. Ward of New York, and the house guest. President Nicholas Murray Butler of Co lumbia university. Ambassador Meyer arrived In thla country recently from Rome and came here to pay his respects to the president. It la learned that rumors of his resignation aa ambassa dor to Italy have no foundation in fact. During the day the president and Mayor Low discussed the political situation In New York City. It Is understood that the mayor will be a candidate for renoml nation and re-election and that the administration will aid him to the extent at least of lend ing him Its strong moral support BIG TASK IS MAPPED OUT Trnasmlsslsstppt Congress to Cover a Wide Ranee of Topics at Seattle. CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo., July 18. The efflcial call for the next meeting of the Transmlsslsstppl Commercial congress at Seattle, Wash., has been Issued by Secre tary Arthur F. Francis. The datea fixed are August 18, 19, 20 and 21, 1903. Aside from the commercial relations of the western country with the Orient, there will be other topics to be discussed end legislation recommended to the national congress more directly affecting the people of the west. Among these are Irrigation, railroad rates, Improvements of harbors and waterways, ISN'T IT FUN? You can't bring up your family prop erly with poor plumbing in the hoiwe. Granted that you have no leaks, with their noisome effects, still you are miss ing, a great big good thing if you have not a fine bathtub especially in the summer. We supply bathtubs and every other thing connected with plumbing. Ask for estimates. If we do it, it's done right. J. C. Bixby&Son tl Mala 101 Pearl Sts., Council Bluffs, Ia. Telephone 191. Death fo Bugs, Worms and Insect Pests is dealt out unsparingly if you employ one or more of the various Insect pow ders end liquids we can supply, from Paris green, Persian insect powder, etc. A fresh, blooming garden is insured by the proper use of our preparation, and fruit trees saved is used as directed. Bend for trial package. THE BRONSON DRUG CO. Prescription Druggists, TELEPHONE 275. 101 Broadway COUNCIL BLUFFS. I iii - READY TO DEFEND ISLANDS TJnitei Btatai Possesses Ampls Proof of Title to Paoifio Lands. REPORT ON AUDITOR'S OFFICE CONDEMNS Treasury Experts Declare District of Colombia Never (or More Than Fonr Years Checked Wat son's Aecoants. WA6HINOTON, July 18. No communica tion haa reached tha State department from the British government concerning the Islands off the coast of Borneo, now in the possession of tha United States, which some members of the House of Commons think belong to Oreat Britain. The 8tate department, however, la pre pared to give a prompt and conclusive answer. Before leaving Washington yes terday Secretary Hay looked personally Into the matter and satisfied himself the British government had not the shadow of a claim on the Islands in question. If any inquiry reaches here Acting Secre tary Loomls will call the attention of the London government first to the treaty of 1886 between Oreat Britain, Germany and Spain, by which the last named was to have title to all Islands outside a marine league'a distance of the Borneo coaat. Later in the treaty America negotiated with the aultan of Jolo for the purchase of certain Islands belonging to him, a drag net clause .was inserted, claiming for the United States all the islands ceded to Spain by the treaty of 1888. '1 On file in the office of Rear Admiral Brad ford, chief of tha bureau of equipment, are the charts and maps showing the location of the aeven Islands In controversy, Ba guan, Taganano, Bakkungaan, Llhiman, Boaam, Blbeung and Langkayan. These islands are clearly more than a marine league from the Borneo coast, and there fore under the terms of the two treaties belong to the United States. It Is said at ECHOES OF THE ANTE ROOM tk fiAvasnmanfal rtana r-r man t rtf n I nstsi mwA mining, good roads, commercial relations Navfcy Prtmt that Rear Admiral with the Central and South American re publics, beet .sugar Industry, the. encour agement of home manufacturers, statehood for the territories, legislation ror Alaska, Isthmian canal, merchant marine, consular service, preservation of forests, postal serv- the ,nltri stat no circumstances wwuiu ymt wiin I II O III. Evans, knowing these facts, recently sent one of the Philippine gunboats to survey them and mark them as American terri tory. It la explained that tha Islands have strategical Importance and for this reason Ice, etc. TRAIN RUNS INTO A SWITCH Boy so Badly Hart That Ho Die and Others Serlonsly Injnred. May WATERTOWN. 8. D.. July 18. A Great Northern passenger train ran Into an open switch south of here today and collided with a freight on a siding. In the cab of the freight engine were two boys and the engineer and firemen. Three of them Jumped. One or ine toya, wnoee name la Crogsn, was hurt and may die. Tha engineer of the passenger train, the passenger conductor and a brakeman were seriously hurt. The passengers were badly shaken up. Both engines were badly wrecked. BARRY IS TO SUCCEED WOOD Colonel Thomas H. Barry la to Bo Made a Brigadier General. WASHINGTON. July 1.-It waa an nounced today at the War department that Colonel Thomaa H. Barry of tha adjutant general's department, had been selected lor brigadier general in tha permanent service to fill the vacancy caused by the promo tion of General Leonard Wood. TROLUEY SLAYS CONTRACTOR Thrown Front Bnggy tn Front of Street Car, Sostalas Fatal lajnolee. KANSAS CITT. July 18.-Mathew Klnlen, aged 46. a contractor of thla city, died to night from Injuries sustained today by being thrown from a buggy in front of a trolley car. Dr. T. Ca-rt, who was riding with Klnlen, waa also seriously Injured, The lodgea of the Knights of Pythias are making arrangements to attend the meeting of the Plattsmouth lodge this week for a fraternal visit. About 100 members of the various lodgea will be on the apeclal train which wUl leave over the Burlington. Tha Masonlo lodgea have retired from ac tive work until after September L Only the regular meetings are being held, but : the prospect for good work this year la bright Vesta chapter, Order of tha Eastern Star, la considering the matter of a picnic, which will probably be held at Manawa some time during the early daya of August. The matter Is still in the formative stage. But few of the Bhrlnera have returnad ' from Saratoga alnce the close of the meet ing of the imperial council. The advance guard reached Omaha Saturday, In the per son of John N. Neeley, who had charge of the special train. The majority of the members of Tangier temple who accom-, printed the train took advantage of the op portunity to visit eastern sctnes and watering places for a few weeks. Some will not return until fall. Mondamln lodge, Fraternal Union of America, installed officers July 6, as fol lows: Fraternal master. M. J. Lawless: : Justice, L. H. Warner; secretary, R. E. McKelvy; treasurer, E. C. Petersen; truth, - . T I . J T"W11 . .11 aiamie XNissen, mercy, au xjiuuu, gumc, Charles Stanley; guard, Mary Alexander; protector, Llirle Pleronet; sentry, George Klmmel, stewards, H. J. Strieker, Jamra Chuda, S. 8. Allcox; musician. Miss Mamie Nelson. Minnehaha council will give an Ice cream social at Myrtle hall Saturday evening. Clan Gordon, No. 63, Order of Scottish Clans, held a regular meeting Tuesday evening in Continental building. A vast (tmount of business was gone through, and one new name proposed. The amusement . committee repotted that arrangements were completed to hold the fifteenth annual plc nlo at Krug park, August 8. when prices of admission will ba the same aa on regular days. Illinois CentrnI Defenda Rates. he Illinois Central today filed with the t-uiiiuien:! cummission an answer regarding Its rates on grain and grain Drod- ucts. The Illinois Central denies that It has made large advances In rates during the latter half of 1901 and denies that Its rates Including locsl charges are unreason able or discriminative. It also denied thst It has made or published rates on grain or grain products originating west of the Missouri fiver. It only receiving certain division of the rates between connecting lines on such traffic Embesslensent Mad Easy! The special report of the treasury ex perts on their examination of the affairs of Auditor Petty of the District of Colum bia fixes the shotage In that office for which James M. A. Watson, a clerk, is now In Jail, at ITi.WT. Tha experta criticise the system by which the money was ' handled In the auditor's ofllce and make recommendations which In effect di vorce the funds from the auditor's office and enlarge the powers of the district dis bursing offices. The report says that for more than fwiir years Watson's work waa not revised, checked up or otherwise proved or tested by any other employe of the office or by the auditor. New Ranker Plant Fonnd. In reporting to the Department of Com merce and Labor Consul General Guenther says a Liverpool firm which does a large traae witn west snd southwest Africa re cently received a a pedes of plant hitherto unknown that produces rubber. The plant grows underground and probably will be found In B-ttlsh West Africa. If the bark of ths plant Is broken the rubber keeps the pieces together and Is of extraordinary elasticity. The rubber Is underneath the bark and la of unsurpassed quality. The roots, when about one month old, contain from I to ti per cent of rubber, while If the bark la removed the percentage la from 11 to U. HISTORIC HOTEL DESTROYED Placo Mada Fanaons by Wnshlgton and Lafayette Is In Ashes. t NEW TORK. Jul 18. After standing as a hostelry about 140 years the Lodl hotel, at Kearney, N. J., "las been destroyed by fire. Generals Washington and Iifayette are counted among the historical persons who put up at the old tavern. They paused a night there shortly before tha battle of Monmouth. Early In its history Its location made It a safe resort for the sporting element, and It was a noted place for all kinds of sports. In recent years the Lodl hotel was a gather ing place for the English and Scotch sports men interested In Quolting and dog mclnK It was the place where the latter sport be gan In this country. Another sporting class which made the old hotel prominent were the trsp shooters of ths latter half of the last century. CAPTAIN SUES A MAGAZINE gays that Story Purporting- to Be Fiction Really Refers to Hint. NEW TORK, July 18. A sea captain Axel Slmonson, hss begun suit for IlO.on" damages sgalnst a publishing company of thla city for alleged libel growing out of a magaslne story. The yarn, as published, described ship wreck. In which the captain was the first to reach shore in the breeches buoy, leav ing his crew and a woman passenger to care for themselves. Blmonson says he Is the captain of a ship of the aame name, that the boat run ashore sometime ago, and that he was not the first to get to land. Ha declares the story, slthough It figures aa action, haa set him down as a coward and damaged hla reputation as a reliable seafaring