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ft. CURRENT NEWS OF IOWA COUNCIL BLUFFS SO BAXOUEI AT ELECTION Commercial Club Decides to Make a Change in the Usual Program. DIRECTORS TO BE CHOSEN MARCH FIRST Baaonet to Be Held at Later Date, Whea SpMlicn of Fromlnenee Abroad Will Bo Secured for the Occasion, The anuuaj election of the Commercial club will not be attended with the uiual banquet this year. This haa been decided upon by the executive committee, which H of the opinion that an, entire evening ouRht to be devoted to a banquet and after-dinner sptecliea and not Interrupted with any business mutters auch a tho reading of the annual rojwrts of the offi cers and the election of a new board of directors. Consequently this year the elec tion and tho annual banquet will be held on separate datea. The annual election will occur Wednes day, March 1, at which time a board of fifty director will be chosen by the mem bership at lnrge. In order to give every member an opportunity; to express his preference ballot will be printed contain ing the name of every member In good standing. One of these ballots will lie mailed to each member of the club with Instructions to indicate by crosses the names of fifty members for whom he wishes to vote as members of the board of directors. The polls will be opened at the rooms of the. Commercial club Wednesday morning, March 1, at 10 o'clock, and will remain open until 8 o'clock that evening. The fifty members receiving the largest number of votes will be considered elected members of the directory. A president, two vice presidents, a secretary and treas urer will be also elected at the annual meeting as well as an executive committee. The latter will be elected by the board of directors. Although nothing definite has yet been decided, Jt Is expected that the annual banquet of the club will be held some time during March. An effort will be made to secure speakers from abroad for the ban quet and to make the affair a rousing meeting of the entire membership as far as possible. Meeting- of Portland Mining Company. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Portland Oold Mining company, to be held in this city today, promises to be interesting, If not exciting, from the fact that there Is likely to be a determined effort to oust James F. Burns from the presidency of the company. President Burns and several other leading stockhold ers in the company. Including Mr. Burns' brother, Thomas Burna, and his brother-in-law, Frank Peck, were expected to ar rive In the city lost night, rooms having been reserved for them at the Grand hotel, but they had not put in an appearance at a late hour. As most trains from the west were reported several hours late, this was presumed to have caused the delay in their arrival. Carl Chamberlain, who represents the Stratton holdings In the. Portland com pany, was the only Interested person to arrive here yesterday. While Mr. Chamberlain did not want to bo quoted as authority, he stated that It was currently reported that there would be a strong effort to remove James Burns from tho presidency of the company. This opposition Is due to the position Mr. Burns took against the Mine Owners' association during the recent troubles In Colorado. It Is stated, and this was practically admitted by Mr. Chamberlain, tha Mr. Burns' brother and brother-in-law will be found today lined up with the forces which axe against him. It Is also said that Mr. Burns' two slaters, both of whom own considerable stock, will be against him. As far as can be learned hero It Is under stood that the anti-Burns faction favor Jiwlng Howbert of Colorado Springs for president Tyson S. Dines of Denver, who with Mr. Chamberlain represents the Strat ton holdings in the Portland company, tele graphed last night that he would be pres ent at today's meeting. There are 3,000,000 shares of Portland stock, but the largest am unt voted at any annual meeting haa been 2,600.000. Tresl dont Burns is said to own 400,000 shares, while his two sisters own 200,000 shares between them. Woman's Clnb Calendar. This Is the Woman's club calendar for the week: Tuesday Ideal club at home of Mrs. Met calfe at 2:80 p. m. Wednesday Woman s club at home of Mrs. Wright. 2:30 p. m.: University club at home of Mrs. Matthews, 3 p. m. ; current events department at club rooms. 2:90 p. m. ThursdRV Kverv Thursday club at home of Mrs. Wright, 10 a. m.; literature depart ment at club rooms. 2:30 p. m. Frldav Onkland Avenue Reading club at home of Mrs. Miller. Rooms and cafe. Ogden hotel. For Rent. An excellent office location at 10 Pearl street. Only four doors from corner Broad way and Pearl street. Centrally located on ground floor and a nice large show window. Call at 10 Pearl street. Bee office, Council Bluffs. N. T. Plumbing Co. Tel. 25u Night, FC67. Missing; Switchman located. Mrs. Potter left yesterday for Milwaukee to go to the bedside of her husband, J. E, Potter, who is In a hospital there suffering from - Injuries received In a wreck In the yards of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad In Chicago several weeks ago. Potter was a switchman and suddenly dls- RlCn OR P00R-YCU NEED TEETH No one, old enough to know better, should be neglectful of that most vital and useful organ of the human system the teeth the very guards lo the gateway of health. SOZODOIMT TOOTH POWDER should be found on the toilet table of every one, be he rich or poor. It will not tarnish gold work nor scratch the enamel. A per fect dentifrice the one for you. tH"RMi LIQUID. POWDER PASTE. CHATTEL LOANS A. A. CLARK A CO. LaUbllak. 111. Proa wa 6 Mala St. vr r'.vnw't 8 bo Str Vim ca borrow any Amount on cattle), bora, fcouaobold f uroilur or an cbattal tcur.tr. faymviita ean b 01a da vm prtuctpal at any flat to auit tHMTaarar, and Inter at rilticd accordingly. All buatavas totifld ntial. Lowaat rate. Ofllca o vary !. ng till 7. ID; Saturday avaoiax till 9. LEWIS CUTLER MORTICIAN 28 PEARL ST.0""' "a-S? Lay Attendant If Desired. appeared from Ills hnme In this city. The police finally learned that he was in Chi cago, bvit his family wn -unnhle to locnte him. A short time ago Mrs. Potter received word that her husband was In the Milwau kee hospital and that he hnd bn severely injured. The local switchmen's union pro vided funds for Mrs. Potter to mnke the trip to Milwaukee and has also cared for the family during the winter. HEW FIRE IIOISB GOK9 IX SERVICE Chemical Engine, Captain and Two Men Installed There. The new engine house In the southern part of the city will be placed In commis sion today and the (Ire fighting facilities of the city will be increased by an nd lUlonal company. The new fire station, which Is located at the northeast corner of N'lne teenth avenue and Eighth street, will be known as hose house No. 5. Its telephone number will be No. 90. Charles Wlthrow will be captain of the new company and will have under him two men, Eugene Sul livan and Emll Jorgcrison. The double-tank chemical engine, which has been at No. S house on Bryant street, will be placed in the new station, and in Its place the new combination chemical and hose wagon which arrived Saturday evening will be installed at No. 3 house. The combination wagon was ordered with the original intention of placing It In the new engine house, but owing to the scar city of hydrants in the portion of tho city south of Sixteenth avenue it was decided that the chemical engine would be better suited for that territory. The new engine house,- which has been completed and ready for occupancy for sev eral weeks, was erected by the residents of that part of tho city at a cost of $3,500. It is constructed of brick and is two stories In height. Under Its contrHt-t with the peo ple who erected the building, the city Is to pay a rental equal to 6 per oent of the cost of the house, with the option of pur chasing It at the end of five years. The equipment of the new house is all new and up to dute. The new combination wagon which will do service at No. 3 house contains a forty gallon chemical tank in front and a capac ity of 800 feet of hose. The tnnk is di rectly under the driver's seat and back of the seat Is the holder containing t feet of hose for the chemical. When fully equipped the wagon with nppnrtus will weigh about 6,300 pounds, or about 300 pounds more than the two fifty-gallon-tank chemical engine which will be transferred to the new house. Charles Wlthrow, the cnptaln of the new house, has been a member of the depart ment since Inst spring and has been most of the time nt No. 3 house. Sullivan and Jorgonson are new men, although the lat ter has been In charge of the new house since It was turned over to the city. The addition of a'new house will neces sitate a rearrangement of the territories to be covered by the different compnnles ex cept In a ense of general alarm, when all are required to respond. This rearrange ment Chief Nicholson stated would be made today. MIXOR METIOX. Davis sells drugs. Leffert's glasces fit. Stockert sells carpets. Duncan sells the best scr.oo; shoes. Plumbing and Heating. Blxby & Son. Drs. Woodbury, dentists, 30 Tearl street Duncan does the best repairing, 23 Main. Oil to night school. Western Iowa College. School drawing, practice and music pa pers. C. E. Alexander, 333 B'way. Battens, cribbing, fencing and storm doors. We are selling them cheap. C. Hater, 'phone -202. Park City lodge No. 60S, Independent Or der of Odd Fellows, will meet Tuesday evening for work In the Initiatory de gree. Missouri oak dry eordwood, $6 a cord, robs 11.75 per load, shell bark hickory $7 per cord, delivered. William Welch, 16 North Main. Telephone 128. Mrs. Chris Straub of this city, who re cently underwent a severe operation In St. Jpseph'8 hospital. Omaha, Is reported to be rapidly recovering. Conrad hive, Ladles of the Maccabees, will hold a special meeting this afternoon at 2:30 O'clock at the home of Mrs. L. I.uchow, iK(i Sixth avenue, to make final arrangements for change in regular re views. A break at the Junction of a service pipe and the main on Vine street yesterday morning gave the water works company considerable trouble and flooded the street before the water was shut off and the broak repaired. Word has been received here of the death at his home In Tabor, la., of Charles Mun slnger. Dei-eased was a brother-in-law of Nephl Joseph of 308 Williams street, this city. The funeral will be held this after noon at Tabor. With the resignation of Colonel Daven port from the Board of Education there will be three members to be elected at the election In March. The terms of President J. P. Hess and Director George Gorman expire this spring. The remains of Mrs. R. M. Osborne ar rived yesterday afternoon from Washing ton, D. C, and the funeral will be held this morning at 10:30 o'clock from Broad way Methodist church. Rev. James O'May, the pustor, will conduct the services and Interment will be In Fain-lew cemetery. The regular monthly session of the city council is scheduled for tonight. Speclul Interest attaches to the meeting from the fact that the special committee having the matter under Investigation is expected to make Its report relative to the city's new contract with the water works com pany. The promoters of the Council Bluffs In dependent Telephone company expect to present the petition requesting the mayor to call a special election at which the proposition may be submitted to the elec tors today or tomorrow. Mayor Macrae has announced that Immediately on pre sentation of the petition bearing the requisite number of bona fide signatures he will issue the call for the election which cannot be held until after thirty duys' notice. Superintendent II. W. Rothert of tho Iowa School for the Deaf reported to the police last evening the disappearance of two pupils, Willie Larson und Vincent O'Brien, from the Institution und asked their assistance In locating them. The bovs are each about 16 years of age and left the school early In the afternoon. The Ijirson boy's home Is in this city, but the police last night were unable to And hltn there, as he had not come home. Young O'Brien's homo is in Dubuque county. Convention of ttehool Teachers. LOGAN, la., Feb. 6-- (Special.) A two days' session of a convention of Harrison county school teachers has Just closed at Logan. The first meeting was at the Logan Christian church, Friday night, when Charles Eldred Shelton of Indianola, presi dent of Simpson college, delivered a lecture on "The Trials and Tribulations of the School Ma'am." Saturday morning at the local school building topics of Interest to teachers were discussed. In the afternoon a large audience listened to addresses by Superintendent J. H. Beveridgo of the Mis souri Valley schools, on "Manual Training," and by Superintendent II. II. Savage of the lienlnon schools on "The Development of the Hand." hlx Salaries of Aaruor. LOGAN. Ia., Feb. 5. (Special.) Harrlsin county's Board of Supervisors has fixed tha salaries of the twenty-nine assetxors In the county, the aggregate amount of their sal aries for. the year of IPO", being J3.KW. The largest salary goes to the Missouri Valley city asses ir and amounts to t'.TO. while the mallest salary is that of the I'lxgah city asHe.-cr, which is 30. If you have- anything to trade advertise it In the For Exchange column of Th Bee waut ad page. REFORM SCHOOL FOR IOWA Agent for Board of Control 8ayi State Needs Another Institutioi. NO PLACE FOR CONTROL OF UNRULY YOUTH Children Over Sixteen Are Kot Ad mitted to Industrial Schools and Are Too Young to Send to the Penitentiaries. (From a Staff Correspondent.) DE9 MOINES, Feb. 5. (Special.) Iowa needs a reform school, according to Miss Clara Lunbeck, the agent of the Board of Control for finding homes for children of the state Institutions. Miss Lunbeck said today: "The law limits the admis sion to the Industrial schools to those of under ltt years. Very frequently parents will misrepresent the ages In order to get the children Into the Industrial school. ." fter being admitted they can stay there till 21, or are the wards of the state till that age. In the same institution there are small children, too young to need reform ing. They are yet In the formative state and need training and education more than reforming. These two classes should be separated. The older ones are yet capable of being reformed. There should be a place between the Industrial school and the penitentiary. This would elevate the character of the Industrial school and make It possible for It to do better work. At the same time there is great need In this state for a law to punish the parents who neg lect to properly train their children. Boys and girls of 10 and 11 are frequently in the Institutions. At that age they should yet be manageable if the parents did their duty." Captain Logan's Record. Captain Guy E. Logan of Red Oak, who was appointed Saturday as assistant adju tant general, was elected captain of Com pany M of the Fifty-fifth regiment on April 23, 1900. He enlisted In the guard service on Octobor 18, ls93, and was elected second lieutenant of Company M at Red Oak. He was bom March 11, 1871. and Is a native of Iowa. He was mustered out cf the guard May 30, 1898, having become second lieutenant of Company M of the Fifty-first volunteers for the war with Spain. He was mustered out of the volun teers November 2, 1S!W, and was elected second lieutenant of Company M of' Red Oak on November 21, 1839. The following April he was. elected1 captain. Object to Pipes. Some of tho state house officials are objecting to the standplpes for fire pro tection running up through their rooms. The cnpitol commission which has in charge the improvements of the building Is run ning large pipes from the cellar up through the floor of the basement offices and then through tho walls out to the corridors. They are then run up through the corridor floor and back into the flrst-story offices and on up. The officials are objecting that the big pipes are unsightly and want them covered up, but the capltol commis sion claims that in an old building it is Impossible to cover the pipes. The com mission met the executive council Saturday afternoon to discuss the matter and some chances will undoubtedly be made. Factory Cenans at Waterloo. . The census of the factories of Iowa Is being taken from Waterloo as headquar ters for the state. Fred L. Mabee of But ler county, Iowa, an official of the Census department at Washington Is there with assistants and has divided the sM:nto thirty districts. The enumerator for each district Is taken from those who did the best work at the 1900 census. Library In Historical Rolldlng. Four hundred valuable books, dealing mostly with the Civil war and belonging to the Loyal Legion of Iowa, will be moved to the State Historical building and placed In the custody of Curator Aldrich. The books are to remain the property of the Loyal Legion, but can be consulted by the public on application to the curator. None can be removed from the building without the consent of Adjutant Muffley of the Loyal legion. I n paid Soldier Bounties. It has been discovered that there are a large number of unpaid soldiers' bounties in Clinton county. At the breaking out of the civil war the county offered a bounty of J50 to every soldier that enlisted within six months. The court house was then at DeWItt and 130 there received the bounty. A large number of others from other parts of the county did not receive their bounty and this, with accrued Interest for forty years amounts to considerable. There Is a difference of opinion among lawyers as to whether the bounties could be col lected at this late day. Appeal to Snpreme Court, Clyde and Harriett Harvey of Glldden have appealed to the supreme court the criminal case against them for arson. They were convicted of burning down the Glld den hotel, In which the two Hobbs broth ers, who were guests at the hotel, were burned up. The sentence of Judge Powers was for three years each. The two were husband and wife and both were under twenty-five years of age. They have given bond and have been given a year In which to perfect their appeal. Are Loose Leaf Journals Legal r A question has been ralsod as to whether or not it la legal to use for court records tho loose leaf Journals which are In use in some counties In Iowa. They are used In order that the records can be WTitten on the typewriter. After the journal Is com pleted It Is bound. The question has been raised In Waterloo as to the legality. The supervisors were about to put In the sys tem when the question was raised. The matter hns never been In the courts of the state, but the loose leaf journals are em ployed In many counties and If illegal, the records of Polk, as well as other counties, are rendered worthless, for the system has been used here for several years. Kesrress Trips Mayor. BURLINGTON. Ia.. Feb. 5-(Speclal.) Mayor J. S. Casper arrested a disorderly negress here last night. The mayor Is very corpulent. They walked along quietly for a few blocks, and then she tripped him and escaped. Five Charged with Arson. SARATOGA, Wyo., Feb. 6. (Special.) F. P. Andrews. A. S. Day. Nellie Bostlck, A. Smith and P. D. Wagner have been ar rested here on a charge of arson' In con- ONLY ONE BROMO-LAX amlthewnrda'TONTAINS KO QUININE" on earh Ikik tee the pomil bruoto-Lai ia His Quick Cure, tba 8af Cura for COLDS HEADACHE and LA. GRIPPE Hromo-lAx Uawa no bad rffeeta like onlnlna preparations. liroiuo-Lai la a mild and axi)i. in iaxativa. II aurv you gt taa right kind. All drucicuta. 1JV. Juitt atk your dniaa'iat lor irnmn-Lax and aea that tha label rvA.ua B re mo-Lax (Contains No Quinine). mi GUARANTEED AND FOR SALE B V snssna Cuernian ft MoConnell Drvs Co., oor. lMk and Dodgs streets, Omaha, nectlon with the burning of the Andrews building, which was recently heavliy In sured. The trial, of the suspects will be held Monday. POWER OF SHEEP COMMISSION Authority of the Iloard to Quar antine Flocks Is Ques tioned. CASPER, Wyo.. Feb. B.-(Speclal.)-The case of Ales T. Butler against the State Board of Sheep Commissioners, to enjoin the board from Interfering with his sheep, was on trial In the district court before Judge Carpenter today. Butler represented himself and the board was represented by Hon. T. F. Burke of Cheyenne, acting for the attorney general. The board quaran tined a band of Butler's sheep, claiming that they had been exposed, and the cose will decide whether or not the board, und Its Inspectors, under the law, has authority to take possession tf a band of sheep. If the court decides against the board, then the present laws must be strengthened If the authorities hope to clean up scabies and other infectious diseases. MA FALLS EIGHT III M)REI FF.KT Employe of Honlealnke Mine Meets an Awful Death. LEAD, 8. D., Feb. 6. (.Special Telegram.) Lee Northan, a young man employed in the Homestake mines, met an awful death this evenlrg. He. In company with other miners, was coming from the lower levels of the mine, and when the cage on which he was being hoisted to the surface had reached the 400-foot level, he fainted, and before a hand could be raised to help him, he had fallen from the cage. He fell to the 1,200-foot level and when his body was recovered it was battered out of nil human shape. His parents reside In Lead. Eloper Charged with Larceny. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Feb. &. (Special.) The elopement of A young man and a young woman from this city hns resulted In a warrant being sworn out for the arrest of the young man on the charge of grand larceny and horse stealing. The young man In question Is Archie Manary, but the name of the girl Is not known. Manary engaged a horse and cut ter at the livery establishment of O. C. Bray, and in company with the young woman drove to Tea, a little town south of Sioux Falls, where the animal and cut ter were alMindoncd and the couple boarded a train for Yankton. At the time of engaging the horse and cutter the young man borrowed Mr. Bray's overcoat, which he took with him in his flight. When the abandonment of the horse and cutter was discovered a warrant for the fugitive's arrest was sworn out and placed in the hands of Sheriff Phillips. It was thought Manary would be appre hended at Yankton, but now word Is re ceived that he eluded the authorities there and is yet at liberty. . Attempt to Assassinate Editor. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Feb. S (Special.) Great Interest will be manifested in the work of a grand Jury which Is to convene in Aurora county on the 2lnt Inst., for one of the principal matters to receive the attention of the Jury will be the attempt some weeks ago to assassinate Thomas W. Taubman, editor of the Planklnton Her ald. While seated In his office one even ing the would-be assassin fired a shot at him through a window. That the editor's life was saved was due to the fact that the bullet was slightly deflected by striking the back of the chair. As It was, Editor Taubman was wounded In the back. The attempted assassination Is believed to have been caused by the editor's attacks on F. L. Stevens, a former.. Planklnton banker, and on the friends of Stevens. It Is In timated, that there Is, a well-founded sus picion as to the identity of the guilty per son, and If the grand Jury returns an In dictment it Is probable a genuine sensa tion will result. Indian Girl Elope. PIERRE, S. D., Feb. 5.-(Special.)-Emma LaTraile, one of the pupils nt the Indian school In this city, eloped with John Rous seau, a mixed blood, and they skipped to the west side of the river nt Fort Pierre, where a marriage ceremony was performed. Superintendent Levcngood cf the school was close after them and on his arrival at Fort Pierre took the girl lap. charge as a ward of the school and not of legal age, and la retaining her at that Institution, While Rousseau Is wondering whether he is a married man or Is not. Colonel Pratt Will File Protest. CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 6. (Special.) Colonel J. H. Pratt of Omaha has given notice that he will file a protest in tho district court against the report of the commissioners appointed to partition the property owned by the late Levi Z. Leltcr of Chicago and Colonel Pratt. . The latter claims that ho should be given- fully $10, 000 more than has been awarded to him. There promises to be much litigation be fore the affairs of the Letter estate are Anally settled. Mrs. Cody Asks Continuance. CHEYENNE, Wyo.. Feb. 5 (Special.) A telegram from North Platte states that Mrs. Cody will probably ask for a con tinuance of the Cody divorce case on ac count of the serious illness of her aged father. The date for taking of testimony in the sensational case was set for Feb ruary 14, but If Mrs. Cody Is unable to attend, the hearing will doubtless be postponed. FORECAST 0FTHE WEATHER Fair In Xeuraskn Today, Except Snow in Soulhweat Portion Fair Tomorrow, WASHINGTON. Feb. B.-Forecast of the weather for Monday and Tuesday: For Nebraska Fair Monday, except snow In southwest portion; Tuesday, fair. For Iowa Fair in wet, snow In east por tion Monday; Tuesday, fair. For South Dakota und Montana Fa,'.r Monday and Tuesday. Local Ilecord. OFFICE OF Tllli WEATHER BUREAU. OMAHA. Feb. 6. Otllrlal record of tem peruture and precipitation compared witn the corresponding day of the last three yean: 1906. WH. at3. ),.'. Maximum temperature..., 14 W) M 17 Minimum temperature..,. 1 25 4 3 Mean temperature S 42 15 10 Precipitation 14 .mi .00 ,ju Temperature und precipitation departures from the normal at Omaha since March 1 and comparison with the last two years: Normal temperature 4 Deficiency for the day is Total denclency since March 1 161 Normal precipitation tri Inch Excess for the day 1-' Inch Precipitation since March 1 IJfi.IW Inches Deficiency since March 1 4. til inches Excess for cor. period, lfti-4 1. Mi Inches Deficiency for cor. period, llffl l Inch Heports from Stations at T I', M. Maximum Teni- 'i'em- Statlnn and State . perature pern- Raln- of Weather. at 7 p. in. tore. fall. Bismarck, clear 10 .00 Cheyenne, snowing..., is 22 .01 Chicago, snowing 11 1i ,ie Davenport, snowing... 2o l'o .10 Iienver, snowing 1'2 ;ii T Havre, clear 12 .on Helena, clear 14 is .00 Huron, char 4 2 .1111 Kansas City, cloudy... H 20 ,i2 North Platte, clear.... 2 4 .no Omaha, clear 9 14 .114 Kaphl City, dear K o .on hi. Iuls, cloudy IS 2) .2d Ht. Paul, char 14 10 .01 Salt IJike City, cloudy 4i 4i T Valentine, cleur X 2 T Willtston. clear 3 .00 T Indicates trace of precipitation. Indicates Ix-low sro. L A. WELSH, Local Forecaster. ATE RECHERCHE LLNCIIENS Nebraska Itate Commissioners Catered Liberallj to Their Guests. LIGHT SNACK AT $2 PER PLATE Some Interesting Farts. Congratula tory and Otherwise, from Printed Iteport, Especially Flnan. rial F.xhlblt. The printed report of the Nebraska State commission to the Louisiana Purchase ex position, compiled by the secretary, H. G. Shedd, has been Issued from the press, making n volume of 116 pages, In paper cover. The substance of the report, so far ss It relates to the work of the commission and the exhibit made at St. Louis, to gether with the awards won, was given out shortly after the exposition closed and contains nothing new. Some Interesting Information not here tofore made public, however, is contained In the financial exhibit, which shows that the commission had at its disposal the sum of tI.noo.73, of which only 35,000 came as the state appropriation, and of this 15.1W.30 was turned back Into the state treasury. The outsldo income came chiefly from the railroads, two of whom gave $!'.00O apiece and a third J7,("0. the rest being donated by three creamery companies, or received from the sale of exhibits and Installation. The moBt expensive Item among the dis bursements Is that of $.s.b14.83 for the agri cultural exhibit, and next to that is the moving pictures, which cost $708.01. The Nebraska pavilion In the agricultural build ing cost 15,949.89. The members of the com mission drew all told $sol.03 for hotel and traveling expenses and $S52.65 went for "en tertainment." Luncheons Were Quite Itechcretie. The chief demands for "entertainment" came naturally on Nebraska day, for which the orators nnd musicians were Im ported from Nebraska. John L. Webster, for his expenses In participation in the ex ercises, asked only toS, while Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews' expenses went up to $14.06, while Robert Cuscaden, who con tributed Instrumental Instead of vocal music, ran up an expense bill of $70.tS0. A little Item also arpears In favor of the Misses Rorer Catering ccmpany of St. Louis for $170 for "eighty-two luncheons" 011 Nebraska day. Unfortunately, however, the report does not sny who devoured the "luncheons" at a trifle over $2 apiece. The book Is handsomely illustrated with half-tono reproductions of photographs. But why shouldn't It be? One Item reads: "Official Photographic company, St. Louis, five views and one print, $15.50," and this Is only one of several of the same kind. The report winds up with thirty pages of congratulatory letters and newspaper comment shower bouquets upon the work of the modest commission. The most in teresting of the bunch Is the following: Distinguished Itnnch Congratulates. While visiting the "big fair" wo were pleased with the novel and lnstructlvu ad vertising our state was receiving by means of the moving 'picture exhibit. We can Imagine no other way In which, with an expenditure of so little money, Nebraska and Its resources could bo so well and en tertainingly shown, and were gratified to hear many persons from other states and countries express themselves as delighted with Nebraska's showing at the fair. Sin cerely yours, (Signed) J. II. AOER. W. S. MORLAN, J. W. DEWEESE. B. A M. R. R.. Lincoln. Neb. Tnls Is the gem of the collection, but there are other similar testimonials, signed Charles F. Manderson, general solicitor B. & M. R. R.; W. J. Bryan, editor and pro prietor of the Commoner; G. W. Holdrege, general manager C, B. & Q. R. R. ; L. W. Wakeley, general passenger agent B. & M. R. R.; Gorrlt Fort, assistant general passenger agent Union Pacific Railroad company; George F. Bldwell, manager Chi cago & Northwestern railroad; E. Ben jamin Andrews, chancellor of the Univer sity of Nebraska; G. W. Looml. B. & M. R. R.; John T. Dorgan, general manager Whitobreast Coal and Lumber company; Charles H. Morrill, president Lincoln Land company. finally concluded to sleep in another room where he could smoke to his heartfelt sat-1 Isfactlon. He did so. and smoked enough I bad cigars and worse tobacco that night J to cure several sides of bacon. He went j to bed and some time after midnight he j conceived the Ides, that the gas was escip Ing In some part of the house and being a little dubious about striking a light for fear of causing an explosion went rambling around the house, stumbling over chairs and tables, until he Anally wakened his wife, who wanted to know what was tho matter. " 'Oaa escaping somewhere bad.' said Ed. "Mrs. Fulton got up Bad helped make the search for the escaping fsas and finally reaching the room that Ed had slept nnd smoked In, she discovered the leak. " 'Oas, you goose,' said Mrs. F. 'There Is no gas escaping; It's that horrible tobacco you have been smoking.' "And so It was. Ed only smokes bis fa vorite trash burners and alfalfa tobacco on the streets now." FIRE RECORD. Burlington Depot nt llnrwfll. BfRWELL. Neb.. Feb. 5-(Speclsl.-The Burlington depot burned to the ground Tuesday afternoon. The Are originated in the east end, near the chimney and Is sup posed to have been caused by a defective Hue. W. S. Green, the agent, lived up stairs and lost about half of his goods. Nearly all the office property and a large portion of the goods stored In the wart house were siived. RAIN HELPS THE FIREMEN fllrmlnghnm lllase Extinguished with lrfs of Less Than a Quarter of a Million. BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Feb. 8. Fire which ono time threatened to destroy millions of dollars worh of property was extinguished early today after In had caused losses to the amount of $.'40.0i, divided among a score of more Arms In the principal busi ness section of the city.' Requests for as sistance were made of Montgomery, At lanta, Chattanooga and Gadsden, but later these requests wero cancelled on account of the shifting of the wind and a heavy downpour of rain. 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WHAT THE BOOK IS: TWO TALES BYTHE TRAVELERS Discouraging Breakfast Food and Trash Can Tobacco I'scd to Tame Hnna-hty Spirits. The discussion was alonic the lines of breakfast foods and tho real benefit to be derived from their use. Every traveling man had his favorite. "Did any of you ever try these little baled hay biscuits?" volunteered Tom Curry of Kansas City, who had sampled every brenkfast food res taurant between Hot Springs and Yuma. "One of them moistened Is said to equal two pounds of good old beef in the matter of nourishment. There was a little old termagant of a woman who ran a restau rant of this kind down on the 'Frisco line In Kansas, and she would Invariably give us the little baled hay looking things for meat, insisting she was doing us a favor. I kicked one day and demanded something that at least looked more substantial. Well, she went straight up Into the air and roasted me to a frazzle for presuming to reflect on her breakfast food hobby. She said: " 'One of them biscuits is all I give to my washerwoman for her dinner when she washes here, and she likes them. Poor woman, she doesn't get much to eat at her home and of course we don't pay her much for washing, but she Is mighty grateful for them. You needn't turn up your nose nt thorn; you don't work half as hard as she does." And yet that restaurant woman was a leader In her church society and wm the chief moguless of a benevolent so ciety of thnt town." "That clga.- you are smoking reminds me of a little thing that happened up at Sioux City the other day with a neighbor of mine," said Dava Woodbrldge, a commer cial man from that burg, at the Her Grand, while talking with a group of fellow pil grims belated here because of the storm. "Kd Fulton would persist In smoking the worst kind of cigars and tobacco at home, and his wife Anally protested. Because of the cold weather and the necessity of keep ing the house closed, the odor of bad tobacco became simply unbearable. 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