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THE OMAHA DAILY EE: FRIDAY. ' NOVEMTIER 6. 10.T
CURRENT COUNCIL CAS IN CONDUIT EXPLODES Destroys the Brokwork La Jffanhols and Does Otber Eanage. COMES FROM A LEAK IN THE GAS MAINS iu Had Jaal Ceased Worklic la One of Manhole Wkr Explosion Occarred -Urn On ' la Iajare4;' Illuminating gs, which had gathered in the recently constructed underground con duit of the telephone company on Main street, exploded lust evening shortly after 6 o'cloclt. The force ef the explosion tore out the bricwork of the mnnhole on North Main street and blew the heavy iron cover fifty feet Into the air. On Bouth Main street, at the corner of the alley aouth of Droadway, the Iron oirter c( the man hole was blown off and the lama thing happened at the manhole In the alley near Fourth street. A wondow on the sec ond floor of DeVol's store, on North Main street, was shattered by the force of the explosion, tut although there was a num ber of people passing In the vicinity of the explosion no one was Injured. The gas Is supposed to have come from a leak In the main on North Main atreet and to have gradually filled the telephone company's conduits. . . The . smell of gas on North Main street has been very no ticeable for several days and workmen In the employ of the telephone company have everai times been forced to quit working In the manholes of the conduits on account of It. It luckily happened that only a few minutes before the explosion one of the workmen had quit working in the manhole near the Alley on Bouth Main street. Investigation shortly after the explosion led to the belief that the gas which was seeping out from the manhole In the alley north of Broadway became Ignited from a fceap of burning rubbish and that this eased the explosion at the three manholes. The greatest damage la at the manhole on North Main street, where the brick work was all blown to pieces and the brick paving torn up for several yards around the manhole. The Iron cover; which was hurled upwards Into the air to a height of fifty feet, fell back within a few feet of Its original place . Caotaln Hitchcock of the fire depart ment was leaving No. t engine house Just as the explosion happened, and he hastened to the scene, expecting to be called upon to drag some workman from the ruins, lie was In time to catoh and stop a team hitched to a heavy hauling wagon, which, frightened'- at the explosion, was starting to dash down the street. Manager Fair ot the telephone, company aid last evening that as far as could be learned last night the damage was con fined to the manhole on North Main street, although !t was possible' that the force of the explosion might 'have jarred some of the conduit tiling loose.. .None of, the local officers of the gas company could be seen.Jast night. ' '" v OBJECT TO .THE JAJj QNLSJGNS frosftect that Opdlaa.aco VU1 Be'Ma-j terlally Aaaeaded If It Ever ; ', Passes Coaaell. 4 Tha ordinance by which the city pro poses . to tax all business signs and which la now in the hands of the committee of the whole of the Vlty council. Is being vigorously opposed by the merchants and business msn generally.. The measure Is considered . entirely - too sweeping and It Is doubtful If It will ever pass the council In its present form. The proposed ordinance provides that all signs shall pay an annual license or tax and that even before being put up a permit moat be obtained. There is no ob jection to the city taxing Illuminated and other signs which extend over the side walk or which are displayed on poles placed on the curbllne. but business men we op posed to being taxed for signs which are placed fiat against their buildings. Recently the city has turned down a number of the request of business - men to be allowed to place projecting Illumi nated sign In front of their stores and places of business. The' ordinance was Introduced In their behalf, a there la a growing demand In this city for signs of this character. City Attorney Snyder says that In draft ing the ordinance the theory of the taxation Is based on the city liability for damage aults and for providing for .the safety of the streets. N. T. Plumbing Co.. TeL Z50. Night. FM7. Matters In District Court. Nearly the entire day yesterday In the dis trict court was taken up with the hearing In the divorce suit of Mabel F. Edgar i gainst John II. Edgar. . A large part of the testimony was of such a character that It had to be heard In chambers, evidently much to the disappointment of a large crowd which filled the court room. Judge PTeaton at the conclusion of the arguments by counsel at once handed down his de cision, finding for, too plaintiff. In addition to the divorce the court awarded Mrs. Ed gar the custody of their infant child and 'the defendant Is ordered to pay $75 a year lor Its support and to at once turn over the -C-hlld to its mother. Mrs. Edgar based her -action for divorce on charges of cruel and Inhuman treatment. ' . Mrs. Lou M. Graves, principal of the 'ourtland school, was granted a divorce .from Charles C. Gravis. This first BHalgninent of law cases was . made yesterday: Tuesday, November 10 Amy against Amy t al., Bellinger 4k Bellinger against Harri son. Quarter against Uelse et al. WedntuMlay. November 11 MrRobert against Pottawattamie county, National CukU Register company against- THterback. l lilUBO.iy. Huvenitx-r li r . It. Healey against alunhart et al., Vtlirback against Wells et al. FriJuv. November It Roach agnlmt Stein, Krausa against Cole-Bereeford .H. company et al. Baiurday. November It Fisher against Chit-ago, Rock Island ft Pucltlo Railway company. Monday, November 16Rrld against F.julra et al.. Cramer against City ot Coun cil Blur. The criminal docket will be taken up by Judge Preston on Tuesday, November 17, . it. . : Coasalt the "World-Paasnas PALMIST, CLAIRVOYANT AND ADVISER PROF. KIRO Soa f'oarth Street, Council Diana, la. (Cor. Fourth St. and Willow Ave.) RVJDl'CKD PRICKS: Ladles, Wc; sentle-nit-n. (i.cOl Hours fruin t a. m. to H.Su p. in. fcm. Vjv rivute and confidential. LEWIS CUTLER MORTICIAN. M Paarl Cmuu1 Lluffa. 'Phoao at NEWS OF IOWA. BLUFFS. the first esse1 assigned being that of young George Matheson, charged with shooting Deputy Sheriff Baker. The attorneys for W. C. Rogers, charged with the murder of Saloonkeeper ' Forney, as had been an nounced,' ysterdny filed a motion for an other continuance.1 The following assign ment of criminal cases was made yester day: Tuesday. November 17 Stste of Iowa asTHlnst Oeorge Mathrnnn, State of Iowa Against Harry Hall. Stnte cf Iowa against W. C Rotiers, State of Iowa against Side Ellke, State of Iowa Against C. K. ftlrd. Thursday. November 1 State of Iowa againet (J. W. Smith. As the grand Jury Is expected to return a number of Indictments It is possible that several more criminal cases will be tried this term.. DISCUSS THE SUNDAY PAPER Homo of ministers laslst DIs- coaoteaaaclas; the Fab- , Ileatlon. Shall notices of the Sunday church ser vices be published In the Sunday papers Is fhe question 'which is again agitated by certain pastors, members of the Coun cil Bluffs Ministerial association. The mem bers of the association are divided on the question, some believing that the publi cation of the notices tend to Increase the attendance at the services, while others take the stand that the Sunday newspaper should not be countenanced by the church and therefore should not be encouraged even by. publishing In It the church an noucemehts of -.the Sabbath services. The question was before the association about two years ago and as a result sev eral of the ministers of the city discontin ued to make use of the columns xf the papers and- say they found that their churches had been benefited by It The agitation against the publication of these announcements has been revived by Hev. W. B. Barnees, pastor of the First Pres byterian church, and at the next meeting of the association he will insist that his brother clergymen take action on the mat ter. The pastor ot one of the Methodist churches ot the city, In discussing the question yesterday said: "The greater part of the work in preparing the Sunday news paper Is done on Saturday and as long as the people demand a Sunday paper I for one -cannot see what harm can come by Inserting in Its columns the announce ments of our churcti services. 1 believe such announcements benefit the public at larage and certainly cannot do any per son any harm as long as the people gen erally Insist on the Sunday "paper they may as well, If not better, read the church announcements as any other news. Again It- advises the stranger , within the city where the services he Is in the habit of attending are held. In my Judgment the paper which the church people ought to discountenance Is the Monday morning paper, as all the work In , preparing It Is dono on Sunday, that la1 if any paper ought to be discountenanced. In these days, however. It Is not at all likely that how ever strong the opposition of any class of ministers to it, will In any way tend to. discontinue the Sunday paper." Real Estate Transfers. . Thee transfers wera.ftld yesUrday in the abstract, title and loan T&t it Squire ft Annis,' 101 Pearr street: : Iowa Townstte Co. to Jacob--Tochem, lot t. block 8, McClelland, w. d t 130 Jacob Mortenson and wife to Chevra... B'Nal Ylsroel, lot 4. block 16, BaylUs' First add., w. d ......... 1,200 Wlhlam Hill to Walter Kllnoskij lot 1, ' block S. Babbitt Place, w. d , 0 Mollis Nelson and husband to Conrad; : Khrlg, lot (, block 6, Grimes' add., w. f. , 3,000 John M. Marcy and wife io Colebrook Guaranty Savings bank, lot 6, In sub, of out lot JS,iJonn Jonnsoni add.. q. c. d., Total 1 .M.m Hfirrlaare Lleeases. - licenses' to wed 'were Issued yesterday to the following:.. - , .. Name and Residence. Age. Joe Sweeney, Omaha'. ..... Mae Paynter, Nebraska City :.'. '.; Judwm Mercer. Ida Grove; !.. Goldle Mcintosh, Odebolt, la Anrus G.' Green, Plattsmouth, Neb. Elizabeth Wedswortb, Plaltimouth. C. Freeman, Omaha Marie Kit son, Omaha MINOR MENTION. Davis sells drugs. ' Btockert sells carpets. A store for men "Beno's." Expert wetuh repairing., Leffert, 40J B'y. Celebrated Meta beer on tap. Neumayer. Diamond betrothal rings at Leffert's, 400 Broadway. 14-K and 18-K wedding rings at Leffert's tot Broadway. . Pyrography outfits ' and ' supplies. C. J2. Alexander ft Co.. 833 Broadway. Miss Irolene Dye of Macedonia, la.. Is the guent of the family ot County Recorder K. E. Smith on Oakland avenue. The Woman's Missionary society of the First PresKyterlan church will meet this afternoon at 2:30 In the church parlors. Unity guild of Grace Episcopal church will meet this afternoon at the home of Mrs. II. H. Harris on South First street. For rent, office room ground floor; one of the most central locations in the busi ness portion of the city. Apply to The Bee office, city. Alderman I. Lovett, accompanied by his mother; Mrs. ' Charles 'Herrick, has gone for an extended trip to Montreal. Boston and other eastern points. The Dodge Light Guards foot ball team 1s doing some hard practice work every night for its game with Doane college, ' LkehManawa.PUy a(teinoon at K W. Hart, manager of the City Water works company, Is alowly recovering from his recent serious attack of typhoid fever, but la still confined to his apartments In the Grand hotel. . . . . ". Charles T. RteWart, who recently under went an operation for appendicitis, is re covering steadily and fxjects to be able to leave the hospital in a lev iluys and re turn to bis home. Rev. J. B. .Finn of Cedar Rapids will sup ply the pulpit of St. Paul's Kplacopa! church next Sunday and -the Sunday following. Kev. Oeorge A. Ueecher of Kearney, ' Neb., will occpy It Sunday,. November Zi. . George I Martin, counfy Juller,' has re ceived word of the death ot his brother-in-law, Henry DunUp, at San Antonio, Tex Mr. Dunlap was prior to his removal to Texas a resident of Mills county, this state. The regular meeting of thu Woman's Christian Temperance union will be held this afternoon at the residence of Mrs. A. M. Johnston, 23 Frank street. A full report of the state convontlon will be made at this meeting. T. B D." ("The Beauty Doctor"), to be fireeented at the New theater Friday even ng, November . for the benefit of tbe Modern Woodmen of America. nmmlMi n be one of the best treats for theatergoers tills season. The newly organised Council Bluffs divi sion of the uniform rank. Knights of the Maccabees, gave lis first annual ball last night at its hall In the Brown block. The niuinbrrs of the division were In full uni form and prenrnted a handsome appear ance. The ball was wall attended and proved a very enjoyable event. Arrest Stadeate tor Haslag. CEDAR FALLS, la., Nov. I. (Special Telegram.) W. 8. Hicks, W. Brunner, J. C. Hoyt. Harry Hays, B. B. McGlnnU and William Wendt, Stale ' norma) students, were arrested today for basing Harold Cunning by compelling him to disrobe and take a plunge In a tub ot cold water. Tbe trial Is set for Saturday. - - MINISTERS, ARE EXCLUSIVE Pu'.ors of Big Dei Hoinas Church ai Form a 1 Club ef Their Own. TOO MANY IN MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION Governor Cammlaa Will Appeal to President la Matter of Record of Two lowav Reitlaseata at Battle of Sblloh. (From a Staff Correspondents DE8 MOINES, la., Nov. 5. (Speclal.)-The pastors of the leading downtown churches of the city of Dea Moines have formed a select association or club without name for the purpose of having a social hour once each week. The association was formed separate from the regular mlnlsterisl asso ciation and It meets at a good hotel once each week at the noon hour, when the preachers have a good dinner and talk over matters of common Interest. There are said to be fifteen of the leading ministers of the city who are members. The club was formed largely because the Ministerial association Included too many of the min isters and mission workers and all the ex ministers who are residents of the city. The organisation aroused much Interest and some criticism and the Ministerial associa tion will be reorganized on a different basis as the result. llonse oa Wrong" Land. Judge Howe this morning decided the case of Clpple against Moore, an action brought to quiet the title to a piece of prop erty In Bouth 'Des Moines. Some years ago Clpple and a neighbor divided up their property, Clpple retaining a portion and his neighbor the other. They erected dwell ing houses on their respective properties. Later Clpplo's neighbor sold. Moore, his predecessor, discovered that the land was not properly divided and that Cipple's house was located on his premises. An action In equity followed and this morning Judge Howe decided that Clpple should be allowed to remove his dwelling from the property owned by Moore. The supreme court has directed that In making up the docket for the January term of the court all cases shall be Included which were filed prior to August 1 last. This shows that the court has been making progress in gaining on Us work. ' Carry Plea to the rresldeat. Governor Cummins, who goes east very soon to present to the secretary of war the facts relating to the history of two Iowa regiments at Shiloh, will probably carry the matter direct to President Roose velt. The governor has virtually secured a promise that he will be allowed to do this. The Shiloh commission has prepared an elaborate statement of what occurred at the battle of Shiloh with reference to the two regiments, the Fifteenth and Six teenth Iowa, concerning which there has been some controversy. The national com mission refused to allow Inscribed on the monuments the true statement of the rec ords ot these two regiments.' The Iowa commission prepared the statements of the historical facta and asked the governor to take the matter to the secretary of war and if necessary to the president himself. He win do so In about two weeks. -I Constables Not Yet Tried. .In court today the cases against Con stables bailey 'and Roe wert called for hearing. . They"' are among the township officials accused of corruption In office. They asked continuance and this was re sisted by the state. The claim was made that Dalley Is 111 and unable to appear and the state sent two doctors to his house for an Investigation on the theory that Dalley Is shamming. Dalley Is the man who was slugged last Saturday night and nearly killed. The doctors were refused admis sion to Dalley's house. But the court continued the cases until November 0. The cases against Eggerman and Vlckers will come on for hearing tomorrow. The grand Jury la stllV tngaged in making some In vestigations. Report am State Library. There are 97,514 books, pamphlets and doc uments in the Iowa state library and the historical library. This Includes actual count of the books In the law and his torical departments and there is a slight discrepancy between the books and pamph lets ot record and those shown by actual count, the record being J.637 less for the total. The discrepancy Is due to the fact that many pamphlets have not been counted and for other reasons relating to the pamphlets. The total ot record in the library proper Is 7,87. State Librarian Brlgham calls attention to the fact that the failure of the last legislature to pro vide tor completing the state historical building made It Impossible to carry out the mandate of the legislature In the mat ter of transfer of the historical library to the historical department and a temporis ing policy has been continued to await the finish of the building. There should also have been a bookkeeper provided for the library. The report of A. J. Small, curator ot the law department, is In cluded. There are 84,118 books and pamph lets in the law library. Legislative Doabtfol List. The complete returns have not yet been roceived as to tho legislative districts In the state.' Tolay the democrats laid claim to several legislative seats that had not Kn claimed before. They elected R. C. Sterton to the senate In the Jones-Cedar dlatri0t over T. B. Hunley, who la a member of the board of regent, of the Stnte unl- verstty. The oemocrais cinuu m also tlected members of the' house In Ma haska. Keokuk and Appanoose, wnere yes terday it was believed the republicans had all three counties. If these figures are re liable the democrats will have eight in the senate and twenty-four In tha house. Chair- man Bnence of the j-epubllcan state com mittee returned home this morning and the state committee will not get any more re ports on the election The exact plurality of Governor Cummins will not be known until tha' official count is In, but it will be not far from sO.OOO. Am Aatoanoblla Parade. Arrangements have been made for a fifteen-mile automobile parade in tbe city of Des Moines during the celebration of the army post festivities next week In honor of General Bates, General Toung and other military persons who are to be here. The parade will Include a trip through the city from one end to the other. It la expected that Des Moines will turn out at least fifty automobiles In this parade. . ' Pleads Gallty to Maaslaagbter. FORT DODGE. Ia., Nov. E. (Special.) Leon Do Etta, or rather Leon Von Lear, which is -bU correct name, was sentenced to a term of six months In the penitentiary at hard labor by Judge Whlttaker on his plea of guilty to the charge ot man slaughter. Von Lear was In charge of tbe production of The Slld -for Life" here In which the performer, Clara Rasmuasen of Omaha, fell from the wire and was killed. In the preliminary trial evidence was pro duced to show that the girl's harness was not securely fastened. On last Friday Von Lear changed hie piea to that of guilty. Ia pronouncing sentence Judge Whlttaker ssld that while there was no Indication of ma licious criminal Intent, yet the evidence showed that the harness was not properly arranged, and that he, as manager ot the company, was responsible for the death ot the girl.. Millie Von Lear, his wife, was exonerated by the conviction of her hus band, and the charge against her was re leased. Dies as Resnlt of Fall. CEDAR FALLS, la.. No. B.-(Speclal Tel egram.) Mrs. Dewltf Hill died today from Injuries by a fall from her porch. TROOPS LEAVE COLON (Continued from First Page.) the president probably will make a state ment tomorrow regarding the provisional government of lhe Republic of Panama, of the establishment of which this govern ment was officially informed today. In view of the latest advices from Colon to the effect that the Junta has succeeded in gaining control of the situation It Is currently expected that this government will recognise the newly organized gov ernment, but it was impossible to secure official Information on this polnL , Kna-laad Will Rot Interfere. LONDON, ' Nov. 6. The British official attitude toward- the events at Panama Is that it Is entirely the L'nlted States' affair. This, with the consequent comparative apathy, appears to be shared in all diplo mats quarters in London. Except In the unlikely possibility of some outside interference, no action Is contemplated by the British or, so far as the Associated Press Is able to ascertain at the various embassies, by . other gov ernments. Upon request of 'British diplomatic or consular representatives in the disturbed region a war vessel would be sent to pro tect the rights of citizens of Great Britain, but such a request would not be encour aged, as Downing street la of tha opinion that the force the United States Is send ing to the isthmus is more than sufficient to maintain the safety of the foreign resi dents. The queston of the recognition of Pan ama entirely depends on the action of the United States. If news comes to the powers that it Intends to recognize the independ ence of Panama It is not likely that there will be the slightest objection on the part of Great Britain, while, according to the views of diplomats here, the other Eu ropean powers will quickly follow suit. There has long been a strong feeling In British official circles that it would be an excellent arrangement if the United States will undertake the preservation of good order and the stability of all the Cen tral American states. This feeling Is well known to the American diplomats in Eng land. Germany Hot Iaterested. At the German embassy here a repre sentative of the Associated Press was In formed that there was not the faintest like lihood that Germany would take any steps In the matter. If the United States Is sat isfied to recognize Panama's Independence doubtless Germany will accordingly agree to It. On all sides the' United Btates' paramount interests and right- to deal with the situa tion single-handed are frankly recognised by the diplomats, though the Globe, In its usual anti-American ton, declares that on account of the proximity of tho West In dies the British government should take a hand in the matter., The afternoon papers, however, comment on tho correctness ot, the Unjted States" at titude and the reasonableness ot anticipat ing a solution of tbe lntoroceanlo canal problem from the'iridpenJnce of Panama. . French Consnl Asks Instructions. . PARIS, Nov. .6. The French consul at Panama has cabled a' request for. instruc tions In view of the revolution. The for eign minister, Pejcasso, la considering the question. It Is expected that instructions win be formulated and sent soon, showing the attitude of the French government. . There is a strong Indication that Us ttltude will not be materially different from that of the United States and 'prob ably will take the same general lines. The consul says the- revolutionists con trol the public buildings and confirms the Associated Press reports that the Colom bian flag has been taken down and that the flag of the republic of Panama is now Hying over them. The consular advices allege that the American naval forces and the railroad company officials have ."given some assist ance to the revolutionary , element In Colon." Wants United Btates to Keep Off. Senor Pasado, the Colombian consul here told the correspondent of the Associated Press today that the conditions at Panama gave Franco no right to intervene. He added: If the United St a tee wilt keen Its hands off, Colombia will-have no difficulty In sup pressing ine insurrection ana 'inaintauung its sovereignty over the isthmus. I can understand why various Interests are anx ious for the independence of Panama, but the government has regular troops at Colon ana tney win vindicate its authority if the United States does not place any obstacles in the way. The United States says to Colombia, "You must not attack Panama," then now is It possmie to aestroy tne revo lutionary movement in Its inception. Pan ama is as much a part of Colombia as any other state and the government will cer tainly tenaciously hold on lo it. Will Make loi Feel Yeoac Electric Bitter are a marvelous tonlo, and work wonders, for a weak, run-down system. Try them. Only 60c For sal by Kuhn A Co. KANSAS. MAN. IS DETAINED Police of Saa Fraaelseo Believe that They Have Earaed a Reward. BAN FRANCISCO. Nov. B.-A man sup posed to be David R. Nelson Is detained In the city prison here on Information fur nished by . . the sheriff ' of Montgomery county, Kansas. A reward of (200 was offered for the ar rest and delivery of Nelson in any Jail In the United States, and from a description of him' id a circular it is thought he has been arrested here. He is wanted In Coffey vllle, Kan.' ,v ' From information furnished the police It appears that Nelson jumped a IS, 000 bond given for his appearance at the district court of Montgomery county; Kansas, to show cause why he should not be prose cuted for having aided his brother, John C. Nelson, in avoiding arrest when wanted on a charge of manslaughter. The brother had been hold for trial and while out on ball left the state ot Kansas and was hiding in Oklahoma. - HYMENEAL. PiacatthlyS) dembam. BEATRICE, ' Neb., Nov. 6. (Speclal.V Ths marriage of Miss Oeuroey Sydenham to Mr- W. H. ' Plncalthly was solemnised yesterday .morning at t o'clock at Centen ary Methodist Episcopal parsonage. Rev. D. L. Thomas officiating. Tha young couple will make their home In this city, Mercer-llarrey. GIBBON. Neb.. Nor. I. (Special. ) Mr. K. L. Mercer of Gibbon, Neb.; and Miss Li isle Harvey of Zanesville. O., were mar ried at tha home of the groom Wednesday, the Rev. A. T. Norwood officiating. They Will maka their hone ia -Qlbboa.. STEEL STOCKS AGAIN WE A lfaka Nw Low Becoidi Without Mncb Affeotlng- Standard Beotiritlei, TRADE CONDITIONS NOT SO GOOD Conservative Hoase Issnes a Balllsh Report oa tho Cottoa Sltaalloa aad tho Price of that staple Advances. NEW YORK, Nov. 8. New low records were established today by the United States Steel securities on the stock ex change. The common Vck sold down to llTt, the preferred to 66 and the 6 per cent bonds down to 6714. Trading in these securities was quite heavy during the first hour. The re malnder of the list, especially the standard railway shares, was not affected by the decline In steel stocks. In fact, a num ber of railway shares advanced above yesterday's closing. There Is little doubt that the weakness of the steel Issues results more directly from trade conditions. It was learned today that a cut In steel billets had been agreed upon yesterday, although it was de cided to maintain the present prices of steel rails. It la generally believed that the prices of certain of the steel products will be reaqjusted, which means that they will be reduced. Cotton Market Is Sensational. The cotton market today developed Into one of the most sensational and active ones of recent times. Prices were forced up at a record rate and trading continued active at the advance. December, which had sold at lOJZo last Monday and opened at 10.30c, waa soon forced up to 10.92c. January advanced to 10.83c, March to 10.90c and May to 10.91c This represents gains since the close of last night of 30 to 0 points. The gains were lnrgely due to a very bullleh crop estimate Issued by a conser vative local house placing the production at 10,876,000 bales, In connection with fur ther aggressive bull support, a less favor able turn In the weather and the reported heavy buying. DEPOSITORS WILL GET MONEY Lack of Business Caused by Strike Reason for Closing Colo rado Bank. VICTOR, Colo., Nov. 6. Frank M. Woods, general manager of the Woods Investment company, has made the following state ment of the closing of the Victor National bank of this city, of which he is president: The strike resulted In withdrawals from the bank, chiefly by men who were leaving the dlotrict, and our reserve was depleted until T. P. Kane, deputy comptroller of the currency, ordered the bank closed by Bank Examiner I .a rear, who Is In charge. The Woods Investment company Is be hind the First National and depositors will be paid in full, and the mining properties in which the Investment company Is in terested will continue operations as here tofore. CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., Nov. 6.-The Blmetalllo bank of Cripple Creek failed to open Its doors today. A notice on the door announced, "Bank closed. Statement later." PUEBLO, Colo., Nov. 6. As a conse quence of . the failure - yesterday of the First National bank of Victor, Colo., the Pueblo Title and Trust company, capital $260,000, - will not. open for business today. The trust company ; is .controlled by the Woods Investment .company,, which also owned the Victor Institution. RAILWAY MAGNATES AGREE Eleetrle Lines and Soathera Pactlle Will Not Compete la Cali fornia. . SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 5.-The actual consolidation ot the roads H. E. Huntington has built and is to build In California with the Southern Paclflo may never take place, but, dating from today, E. H. Har rlman and Kuhn, Loeb & Co. of the South ern Paclflo have become owners In the Pa clflo Electric railway of H. E. Huntington and L W. Helman In southern California. They are also to be, close partners of Huntington on the eleetrle systems he alms to build out from Stockton, and Fresno and elsewhere In the state. The deal signifies that Harrlman has prevented any combine between Huntington and Helman and the Santa Fe In the south. On an agreed basis the lines of the South ern Pacific, wherever they come into com petition with Huntington electric lines, are to work In harmony. In the Ban Joaquin valley a net .work of electrlo lines la to be built and the Harrlman and Huntington arrangement will prevent these lines from being a disastrous source of competition to the Southern Paclflo. . HYMENEAL. Glllesple-Mereer. The wedding of Miss Stella R. Mercer of Omaha and Dr. P. L. Gillespie of Wymore, Neb., was solemnized Wednesday evening at the residence of the bride's uncle. Dr. S. D. Mercer. Bishop Scannell performed the ceremony. Dr. and Mrs. Gillespie Imme diately left for a trip through the west and will be at home after January 1 In Wymore, Neb. J.i is M For sale by Nebraska Furniture 6t Carpet Co.. So. Omaha, nnd all Large Stove Dealers. IKSSSSSSS TELCPIIONH J6S. The Approach of Thanksgiving The Thanksgiving season brings home to every woman the thoughts of table linens pure white, spotless, rich table linens she prides herself in them in fact It is part of her THANKSGIVING. : , :; Today we offer every woman an opportunity to pur chase a supply of Thanksgiving Linen at a saving in price. Uich, handsome, double damask table linen, exquisite new patterns, and full 72 inches wide. We bought them with the intention of giving you the best possible quality at a popular price. They are worth more, but to fulfill our intentions' we mark them at the popular price of : $1.00 per yd. Napkins to match, full 21 inches square, excel , dl ' lent value, a dozen Be sure you "Tell Your Neighbor." MAIL. ORDERS FILLED. COUNCIL BLUFFS. IOWA. AT JACQUEMIN'S DR. WEIGEL 0 Ilave an expert refractionist, Dr. Chas. Weigel, 1 examine your eyes free from cost to you. We make glasses precisely according to correct prescriptions. JACQUEMIN'S GEO. GEKNER, Jr., Mgr. 27 MAIN ST. Here AVo Aro! Hero Wo Are! Oysters, solid packed, per quart 2 5 C Salt Pork, per lb 6iC Bt Sirloin, 3 lbs ....25c TMenic LTam, per lb QC Best Porterhouse ,3 lbs....25c Good Pork Roast, per pound........ ,. ; ........... 7$0 Central Grocery and cat Market TEL. 24. 600-G02 BROADWAY, COUNCIL BLUFFS. Foot Comfort Get all tba kinds of comfort you can, but be sure to get ftot comfort first. There Is a lot of people who don't enjoy genuine foot comfort., "They are dead to It" because they haven't tried an ALL AMERICA SHOE We are showing: an exceptionally (rood value in a Velour Calf. Lace, Dull Kid Top, Korrecto Last A sensible, snappy style, an ex tremely satisfactory shoe for winter. A $5.00 style, a (4.00 value, for $3.50 You do your feet a positive in jut tic to be without them. The Duncan Shoo Co. 23 S. Main. IS SHE GUESSING? Not Her crandmother watched a shadow on the kitchen floor, and guessed the time. Her mother felt of the oven and guessed the heat. This , modern, up-to-date woman does neither, for SHE KNOWS. She has a New Moore's Steel Range, with a reliable Chen Thermometer and every facility for cooking with ease and certainty. Be sure and give us opportunity to show you these before you buy. Gash or Credit. The price convince yourself by comparison that .we can save you money. Rook cases, up from $9.75 F.ull oak bed, sets, up from. $16 Couches, up from. ....... .$6.90 China closets, up from.. $13.00 Parlor stands, up from. ... .950 Screens and easels, up from..50c Lace curtains, up from... $1.00 Tapestry portiers,up from $2.65 Window shades, up from.. 15c Parlor lamps, up from. .'.$1.10 .Decorated dinner sets, 0ftn u irum VJ-3J A thousand and one other things too numerous to ' men tion. All sold on the easy pay ment plan. Easy to buy and easy to pay. The only COM PLETE house furnishing es tablishment in the city. D, W. KELLER Tel. L61L 407 Broadway. Much!