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TOE OMAHA bAlLY DEE: TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 21. IMS. NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA ( COUNCIL BLUFFS WATER QUESTION COMPLEX ( Committee is Discharged and Entire Council Will Tackle Problem. CITY SOLICITOR : flLES HIS RDPORT titration of Offlrlal Called to Liabil ity ( Hlver Cutting In and De stroying? Property oa lont Mile of Stream. I The city . council last night decided to relieve the special committee constating of Aldermen Maloney, Olson end Crlrpen of the burden of wrestling further with the complex (juration of water rates, and the committee of the. whole will now tackle It. The special committee submitted a short report showing What It had done in the matter and this was supplemented by an opinion from City Solicitor Bnyder. Both documents were ordered placed on file. City Solicitor Snyder's report Is as fol lows: ' In relation to the franchise of the City Water Works company and the rights of the city in the promises. On the S!4th day of January, 18M, the city by ordinance grunted to the American Con struction company the right to Uty pipes on the Htreots and to supply the city with water for tiro protection and domestic pur Hses. The privileges granted by tills ordi nance were aJClerwarti assigned to the Council Bluffs City Water- Works com pany. The ordinance did not specify any time at which the rights granted therein would expire, hut the law of the state In force t that time, limited or restricted the power of the city In granting franchises or privi leges to water companies to twenty-tlve Je; r. . Giving the ordinance granting this fran chise tne most favorable construction pos sible It must be held that the said fran chise or privilege granted therein expires In twenty-tlve years from the time of Its approval, the limit of the time which the city had power to grant. It follows then that the franchise or privilege of the said water company will expire January 24. 1906, and that ail con tracts between., the city and said water works company set out in satd ordinance (expires at the same time. . , I might say further .that the city council cannot extend this franchise without sub mitting the matter to a yote of the electors of said city, and further, under the pro visions of section "26 of the code of 18ST7, the city council cannot make contract with the said water company to supply water, fixing the rate for any specified time that would be binding on said city. If the said water works company con tinues to occupy the streets of the city with Its pipes, and to furnish water to the city after its franchise has expired, the city may pass ah ordinance fixing the rate to be charged both for fire protection and domestic use. so long as said company . continues to furnish water and the city ac- cepts the snme the city must pay a reasona M ble compensation therefor. ? The ordinance fixing said rates to be 1 charged must not be arbitrary or destruo f. tlve to the property of said company, but I must be fair and reasonable. In- ordor' to Intelligently ' pass such an ordinance It Is necessary for the city to have some knowledge of the present value of the water works plant, the stock and bonds Outstanding, the gross and net In come, the 'nature of the service, rates of Interest and other kindred matters, all of . which are proper -to be considered in ar , riving at a conclusion upon the reasonable I iness of a schedule of prices to be fixed In ' jeald ordinance. ' ' Report o( Commltee. The report of the council committee Is as follows: f- . 1 The special water committee appointed some time ago sent out a list of questions to about twenty-six cities Le, Mars, CTes ton, SlOuVa.CJtyi, Ottumwa, Burlington, Davenport, Cedar Baplds, Atlantic, ITort Madison. Muscatine, Mollne, Dei Moines, Keokuk, ..Dubuque, Boone, Clinton, Mar- hall town. Okaloosa, Iowa City, Bed Oak, ail in the state of Iowa, and St. Joe, Kan sas City, Mo.: Leavenworth, Kan., and Uulncy, 111.- The .answers to -these ques tions Included many things about the cost of furnishing water. The committee has not been able' to figure out regarding these particular questions. We find that fire protection furnished by private com panies average-. .t per hydrant, as against Council , Bluffs' . 2.46 per hy drant. " ,, The price for hydrant rental per mile of pipe Is 1446.86, and In Council Bluffs the price Of hydrant rental Is 1663.35 per mile. " . In the matter of domestic rates we find that In the above named cities for a house ' containing five rooms, one bath, one wa ter ' closet, one wash bowl, one laundry, two-horses and one cow- In stable and sprinkling fifty feet front the average charges are . fcS.31 per year, as against 124 per year fn Council Bluffs,- and water takrtn hv meter from SO Cents to 8 cents per 1.000- gallons,, according to large or small quantities Used, while In Council fluffs the charges are from a cents to a ents. The result of these show that Coun- 11 Bluffs pays, more ror nyarant rentals ban tha average, and that the domestlo ta.es, both by meter and flat, are lower than the otners. we wouia suggest mu If possible to do so to make a contract with the water, company at a fair rate until such a time as the city can buy It, also to consider re-locating the hydrants when the matter comes up. If the council doss not want, to. base Its conclusions on these rates It will be neoessary for the - committee to have further time to pro- council rate at the invest- I U Dancer -from nlver. Manager H. "W. Hart of the waterworks company -felled the attention of the city council to , the fact that the rtprapplng work one-quarter mile east of the Illinois Central bridge had been washed away and that the river was likely to cut Into the bank. He suggested that the city engineer look Into the matter. Alderman Weaver stated that he had been given to under stand that a portion of the government appropriation for the rlprapplng was un expended and that an effort be made to Interest the proper officials In the matter. Mayor Macrae stated he had communicated with Major Chittenden on the matter and that the latter had written him that the amount remaining of the appropriation was Insignificant and that there was so much other work to be done .that the depart ment had not the time to attend to It. The city clerk was Instructed to communicate with Congressman Smith and request him to see what could be done In the matter. In the meantime the city engineer will Investigate the conditions. . The Dodge Light guards filed a request that the city taxes on the armory be re mitted and that the action of the city council be certified up to the county board. The request was unanimously granted. C. F. Davis was granted a permit to con duct a saloon at 1129 West Boardway. Rebecca J. Landls, through her attorney, notified the city of her claim for 13.500 for Injuries to her right knee received January 1, and ca-uaed by a defective sidewalk at Nineteenth street and 8lxth aVenue. The claim was referred to the Judiciary commit tee, a Notice of suit against the city and water works company by C. K iudsen for 3700 damages for the flooding of his store ort South Main street by the breaking of a water main was filed and referred to the city attorney. The old pest house outside the city limits near Living Springs was ordered leased to K. A. Wlckham for $25 up to January 1, 1908, the city retaining the right to retake possession at any time It might need the place. At the suggestion of Alderman Crlppen Chief Nicholson was authorized to hare tho old chemical engine transferred to the new fire house in the south part of the city repainted. It was stated that a chemical engine could be borrowed from the Omaha department while the city's Is being fixed ii. City Solicitor Snyder was given until the next meeting to make a report on the question of the liability of the city In the matter of the special assessment for the sidewalk on the east side of Bayllsu park, the park commissioners having declined to pay the' tax out of the park funds. In order to give the junket a certain amount of official prestige a motion was passed requesting the mayor, city enpdrieer and as many of the aldermen as cou to attend the conference at the Great North ern hotel In Chicago Wednesday with the railroads on the matter of Indian creek, i The council adjurned to next. Monday night and will hold a committee of the whole meeting that afternoon. smal i centi ' k'han , j,- committee to have further time cure estimates of costs of the Bluffs plant and then figure the . what will be a fair return on the ' I man qfa bnetga vintage is an old song full of mean ins to those who drinK SAWS ARB LOCATED IN THE JAIL Secreted In a Pile of Rubbish Behind Steam Radiator In Corridor. After a protracted . search yesterday morning the saws with which Whltcomb and his accomplices attempted to saw their way out of the county jail Sunday were found hidden In a pile of dirt and rubbish behind the ' radiator In the main corridor. They wire two In number, each about eight Inches long and about three quarters of an Inch wide They' are such as . are used for cutting through steel. Whltcomb, when questioned , by Sheriff Canning, claimed that he had the saws with him when he was transferred from the city jail to the county bastlle. As it is presumed that Whltcomb wis searched when taken Into custody In Omaha and again at the police station In this city when brought over here, Sheriff Canning doubts the man's assertion and believes It Is pos sible that the saws were passed Into the Jail In some manner. r Members Baker and Spencer of the County Board of Supervisors visited the Jail yesterday and made arrangements for repairs of the broken and sawed bars. They expressed the Opinion that the board would take some action towards making the jail more secure by placing steel screens over the windows. The interior of the county jail Is old-fashioned and out of date and that It ought to be remodeled la generally conceded. This, however, would entail the expenditure of a consid erable sum of money and the county board Is not empowered to expend over $5,000 without first submitting the proposition to the vote of the people, and this could not be done until the general election In November of next year. Bernstein and Arthur, the prisoners charged with blowing the Treynor bank vaults are In separate cells on the second floor and could not have gotten. aw ay had the attempted delivery Sunday night been successful. While repairs are being made on the lower floor the prisoners will be kept In the corridor on the second floor. It was stated yesterday that charges would be filed against Whltcomb, Smith and Vaughan, the men said to have been the ringleaders in the attempt to break jail and their cases brought before the grand jury at present In session. , The need of better protection at the county Jail Is demonstrated by the fact that since It was erected each successive sheriff has suffered a Jail break. On three occasions the prisoners escaped by sawing the bars of the windows In the west cor ridor and on one occasion during the term of Sheriff Cousins they succeeded In over powering O. L. Martin, the jailer, and locking him In the corridor while ' they made their escape out of the front door. Champft.sne.for money can not buy a. better wine than this. Imported Cham pat nes cost more because they pay heavy duty and ocean freights. ) DAY SCHOOL NIGHT SCHOOL YESTERN IOWA COLLEGE . Winter Terra now open. Students enrolling every day. Lnter now. . P. MILLKH, 1'resldrat. Masenle Temple. 'Phono B614. ( CHATTEL LOANS A. A. CLARK A OO. sja hmsae mi roatwtr III Mala St. evar rime's SUM Stare, ! HI karrsar r MMI M rati to, sofaaa. kauaahaie furnttura m aaj tkattal mcurltr. raraiauta aaa bt mutt oa snaclpal at aar Una la tint bomvar, aaa lata.-aat raduaa acceralagir. ail buslaaaa caaiaaaUat Lawaat ralaa. OArs aeaa Wr stasias till Suiwsur svaals lilt a LEWIS CUTLER MORTICIAN 28 PEARL ST.08' l.ar Attendant If Desired. Preparing for Franchise Election. Arrangements for tne special election to be held March 27, at which the proposed ordinance granting a franchise to the In dependent Telephone company of Council Bluffs will be submitted to the vote of the people, are progressing. Attorney F. W. Miller, on behalf of the company deposited with City Clerk Zurmuehlerj a sufficient sum to defray the preliminary expenses and the official call will appear thts morning In one of the local papers. It Is not generally understood that all persons who were not registered at the gen eral election laaL fall will be required to do so before being able to vote at this special election. The registrars, who will be those who served for the general election lust fall, will sit Thursday and Friday. March 18 and 17, and Saturday, March 35, as well as on the day of election. The Judges and clerks who served at the last general election will also serve at this election. For Rent. , An excellent office location at 10 Pearl street Only four doors from corner Broad, way and Pearl street. Centrally located en ground floor and a nice large show window. Call at 10 rear! street. Bee office, Counolt Jlults. Holiday Honre at PoatoMce. Wednesday, which Is Washington's birth dHy and a legal holiday, these hours will prevail at the postofflcet Stamp window, general delivery window and nuiney order department will be open from t until 11 a. in. farriers will make but one delivery, li-iivlnK the poKtntttce at t uVluck, There will be a business col lection msde In the afternoon, carriers leav ing the office at 1 p. m. There will he no delivery by rural free delivery carriers. The public library will be closed all day Wednesdsy on account of It being a legal holiday. MODIFIES VACCIJIATIOTI RUE Seven-Tear Limit Made, and Other wis the Order Stands. The conference between the committee from the Board of Education and the Board of Health last evening rela tive to the wholesale vaccination of chil dren attending the public schools of this city resulted In the Board of Health mod ifying Its previous order. Instead of re quiring all children who have not been effectively vaccinated within three years to be vaccinated the order was modified so as to require the vaccination of only such children ss have not been vaccinated within the psst seven years. In accordance with the sgreement reached the following resolution was adopted by the Board of Health, which It will be noticed applies to the teachers as wel as to the pupils: Whereas, The State Board of Health has adopted a rule that all children attending the public schools of the state of Iowa be successfully vaccinated, therefore be It Resolved, That all children and teachers attending the public schools of this city who have not been effectively vaccinated within the last seven years be and they are required to be vacrlnated within ten days from date hereof and that the Board of Bducatlnn of the Independent school district of Council Bluffs be and Is hereby ordered and required to debar all children and teachers from the public schools who have not been vaccinated within the past seven years until they shall comply with this rule; that a certificate of a physician to the effectiveness of vacclnstlon as herein required shall be sufficient evidence of compliance with this rule. Attorney Emmet Tlnley appeared for the Board of Education, President Hess, the other member of the committee, being out of the city. Real Estate Transfers. These transfers were reported to The Bee February 20 by the Title Guaranty and Trust company of Council Bluffs: Joseph R. McPherson to Katie 8. Mcl'herson, lots 1 and 2, block 17, Crawford's add., and other prop erty, w. d 1 Robert F. Roln to Katie 8. McPher son. lot 1, block 17, Crawford a add., s. w. d 10 Julius Korgan and wife to Simon Kater, nw4 nwi 26-74-43, w. d 2,660 County treasurer to J. P. Green shields, lot 3, block 26, Railroad add., t. d 1 Edmund B. Bowman et al to Helen W. Allen, part lots 2 and 8, block 16, Bayllss' 2d add., and lot 14. block 12. Burns' add., q. c. d 1 Chrls'ChrlHtenson to Nets Nelson, lots 13, 14 and 15, block 63, Railroad add., w. d 150 Pottawattamie Investment company to M. S. Wclker, lot 1, block 8, and part lots 1 and 2, block 31, Burns' add., w. d v."-;- Thomas H. James nnd wife to Chris Chrlstensen, lots 11 and 12, block 10, Burns' add., w. d 150 Fremont Mewhlrter et nl to Adeline Forsyth. se4 neVi 2-74-38, q. c. d 1 Albert Brown and wife to Fred C. Klmberley, lot 3, Auditor's subdlv. of ne'4 se4: lots 1 and 2, Auditor's subdlv., and lot 3. Auditor's subdlv. of nwH sev4 12-75-40, w. d 2,000 Oscie M. Morlan et al to Roea M. Tucker. peVi se4,' part ne4 se!4 18 and ne ne4 20-77-44. w. d 4,600 John M. Tucker and wife to Ambrose Burke et al. same. w. d 4.200 Allen A. Jefferls and wife to Ira W. Hartwell, part neU 27-77-44. w. d ... 11,100 John M. Tucker et al to tora E. Mor lan, nwU sw4, part sw?4 sW4 17 and part seH sei 18-77-44, w. d 4,500 W. E. Mewhlrter to Adeline Forsyth, ' . se4 ne4 2-74-88. q. c. d . 1 Michael Heln and wife to N. P. Olsen, part ne ne'e 19-75-48, w. d 1.300 Sixteen transfers, total, ..$30,589 Booms and cafe. Ogder. notel. , Marriage Licenses; " " Licenses to wed were Issued yesterday to the following: Name and Residence. Age. Amlel Goes. Silver City, la.. 21 Mary Brunlng, Treynor, la 22 Herbert L. Van. Rhodes, la 26 Bertha Cllnkenbeard, Pottawattamie Co. 24 Martin Broderlck. Persia, la 27 Nellie Daley, Neola, la 26 Harry Hoist, Treynor, la 25 Alma Hamann, Treynor, la 21 George J. Horil, New Orleans, La 26 Nettle Coulthard, Omaha 85 J. A. Cook, Logan, la 43 Luella Edwards, Lincoln, Neb 40 N. T. Plumbing Co. Tel. 250. Night, F687. MINOR MEKTIO. Davis sells drugs. Leffert's glasoes fit. Btockert sells carpets. Plumbing and Heating. Blxby & Son. ' Drs. Woodbury, dentists, (0 Pearl street For rent, modern house, 723 Sixth avenue. Bluff City Masonlo lodge will meet In reg ular session this evening. School drawing, practice and music pa pers. C. E. Alexander, 138 B'way. H. R. Smith has been appointed assessor of Garner township to fill the vacancy. Duncan, 28 S. Main st. Guarantees to do the best shoe repair work. Give him a trial. Park City lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will meet in regular session tonight. Mlsa Josephine Blxby has gone to Des Moines to take a course in the Still College of Osteopathy. The examination Of Mrs. Kelley as ' to her sanity will be held this afternoon by the commissioners. A free sociable will be given at the par lors of the First Presbyterian church on Thursday afternoon. The Theta Slgna Phi society will give a fancy dress party this evening at the home of Miss Flora. Cooper. Lily camp, No. 1, Royal Neighbors of America, will meet this evening to make arrangements for a rally. Rev. F. A. Case, pastor of the First Bap tist church, who has been seriously ill for several weeks. Is still unable to fill his pul pit. A special meeting of the Lily camp aid sooiety will be held this afternoon at the residence of Mra Suckett, lllii Third avenue. J. A. Cook of Logan, la., and Luella Edwards of Lincoln, Neb., were married In this city yesterday afternoon by Justice Gardiner. The Ladles' Aid society of the First Chris tian church will meet Thursday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Bonham, 230 Har mony street. A special meeting of the Knights and Ladles of Seourlty will be held this evening at the residence of Mrs. Walters, 800 East Pierce street. The Woman's Home Missionary society Of Broadway Methodist church will meet this afternoon at the home of Mrs. Jones, 728 Washington avenue. Tlgredla temple, Rathbone Sisters, will be entertained Thursday afternoon by Mrs. Jeanson at her home, corner of Stutsman street and Broadway. A subscription dance Is to be given Friday night at the Grand hotel. The affair Is In Why Endure Pain the excruciating misery of blind, bleeding, itching piles, when there is an absolute cure t vDr. Perrin'e Pile Specific is an internal remedy that painlessly produces a positive and lsiting cure. Pleasant to the taste, it is absolutely free from opium, cocaine or other injurious drugs. Simply take a spoonful three times daily before each meal Dr. Pcirln's Pile Specific Tag IattrmsJ Jtemsijr Tor dyspepsia. Indigestion, constipation, biliousness, catarrti of tha stomach and kindred ailments It b th greatest remedy that has ever yet benefited mankind. Think what a relief it would be to you to be rid of these troubles and to avoid the almost certain consequence of Piles. Dr. Perria Msikal Co, Helsna, Moot. charge of Mrs. Charles Tert Stewart and Mrs. Walter S. Stillman. Missouri oak dry cordwood 16 a cord cobs 81.75 per load, shell bark hickory 87 per cord, delivered. William Welch. 16 North Main. Telephone 128. The Queen Esther guild of the First Christian church will give a colonial party at the home of Miss Lime McCreary, 516 East Broadway, Friday night. Rev. James Thomson will preach his fare well sermon as pastor of the First Con gregational church next Sunday, the church having formally accepted his resignation. New furniture, ranges and carpets, dam aged by water, on sale Monday, February 37. at less than 50 cents on the dollar. Cher ness & Hochman, 615 Main. Here is a snap. A building permit was Issued yesterday to Dr. T. B. Lacev for an 8w addition to a residence on South Sixth street. This Is the first building permit Issued this month. The memoes of I'nlted States camp. Woodmen of the World, of Omaha, will visit Council camp of this city Friday night and bring over a class of eighteen candi dates for Initiation. As the grand Jury did not reconvene until the afternoon It was unable to com plete its deliberations yesterday, but It is expected to make a report today and ad journ for the term. The local chapter. Daughters of the Amer ican Revolution, will be entertained Tnur day afternoon by Mrs. B. O. Bamford and Mrs. W. A. Southard at the home of the latter, 219 Bluff street. The Ladles' Aid society of the Broadway Methodist church will hold their regular monthly social Friday evening In the church parlora. Admission will be free and refreshments Will be served. The city engineer's force Is mourning the loss of 'Tom," the big white horse tbat had done duty In the department for fif teen years. Tom dled.yesterday morning after a short Illness, aged 21 years. Farmers take notice. Thick, strong and lasting. Cypress tenclng. all lengths. Ten board make twelve Inches In thickness. Just the thing when strength and lasting qualities are wanted. C. Hafer. 'Phone 2n2. The trial of the suit in which W. A. Hayes asks 10.000 damages from Mrs. A. A. Clark of this city, alleging that the latter alienated the affections of bis wife and children, was continued in district court yesterday until Friday. The hearing of "Buck"' Mlkesell, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses by passing a worthless New Brunswick bank 810 bill on M. Freiden, was continued by Justice Gardiner yesterday until today and MikeseH was released on his own tectg nlzance. The Ladles' Aid society of Trinity Meth odist church will give a Washington s birth day reception Wednesday afternoon at the. home of Mrs. Lamb, 102 Third avenue. The regular meeting of the society will he held Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Huff, bJu Washington avenue. A meeting. has been called for Thurs day evening al the new De Long mission hall, 1030 Avenue F, to organise a North Council Bluffs improvement club, signed by Rev. James O'May, pastor of the Broadway Methodist church, judge Q. 11. ttuott and former Mayor M. F. Kohrer. M. L. Qulmby, Walter Pollard, George Webster and Henry Allen, charged with stealing coal from the Northwestern rail road and peddling it by the sackful, were sentenced yesteruay by JuBtlce Gardiner each to ten days In the county Jail. Allen was taken into custody early yesterday morning. The will of the late William P. Officer was filed for probate yesterday. The in strument Is dated August 7, 18W, and by it Mr. Officer leaves all of his estate to his broUier, Charles T. Officer, In trust for his son, Frank W. Officer, until the latter Is 21 years of age. The brother Is also made guardian of the testator's son Judge Wheeler, In the district court at Avoca, has appointed A. C. Meltzen as tem porary guardian of M. L. Barton, a well known and wealthy farmer of Valley town ship. The appointment was made on the application of C. M. Barton, a son, and O. W. and Hoscoe Barton, brothers, who claimed that the defendant was not com petent to manage his business affairs. Articles of Incorporation . of Ernest E. Hart (Incorporated) were filed for. record yesterday. The Incorporators are Ernest E. Hart, Clara B. Hart and Sarah H. Hart, the latter two being wife and mother, respectively, of Mr. Hart, who Is president of the First National barik. The capital stock Is placed at 86,000 and the purpose of the incorporation is to do a general loan business. The corporate fife Is placed at twenty years. ' The trial of the suit or .Howard & How ard, publishers of the Keol Reporter, against the United . Statea. Express com pany, was begun In district court yesterday. The plaintiffs seek to recover (625 for al leged failure on the part of the express company to deliver a package addressed to the Board of County Supervisors In this city containing a sworn statement of the paper's circulation in time to per mit the piaintiffs' application for the pub lishing of the board s proceedings to be considered. . , Mrs, Eva Rlchtermeler died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John P. Ewlng, 814 Perln avenue, aged 82 years, death being due to the infirmities of old age. Deceased had been a resident of Council Bluffs and vicinity for fifty years and is survived besides the daughter with whom she made her home by another daughter, Mrs. Peter Sundtag of Pawnee, Okla., and one son, John J. Rlchtermeler of Mapleton, la. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Peter's church and burial will be In St. Joseph's cemetery. A marriage license was Issued yesterday by H. V. Battey, clerk of the district court, to Herbert L. Van of Rhodes, Madison county, Iowa, and Bertha Clinkerbeard of Wright township, Pottawattamie county, on a written application sent by mall and sworn to before a notary public at Rhodes. The prospective groom first wrote to the deputy clerk of the courts at Avoca for a license, but the deputy replied that he was not doing a mail order business In marriage licenses. Mr, Van then applied to the clerk here and explained that his reason for writing to the deputy clerk at Avoca for the license was because he was anxious to keep the notice of the Issuance of the license out of the newspapers. The wedding will take olace Wednesday at the home of the bride's parents in Wright township. THOMAS DEFENSE SCORES POINT Witness Sees Girl Alive After Prose cution Says Crime Was Committed. DES MOINES, Feb. 20. George Noble, a hackdtriver, testified for the defense in the Thomas murder trial today that he con veyed Mabel Soofleld from a down town hotel on the day she is alleged to have been murdered, to several points about the city and that she afterward returned to the Thomas homo about 8 o'clock. This tes timony Is damaging to the state l.i that it shatters the theory that Thomas poisoned the girl In the forenoon, hiding her body In a room of his father's home until night fall. Another witness, Edward Alquist, has testified that he saw the girl alive at noon on the day of the supposed murder. Alqulst's testimony is corroborative of that Of tha hackdriver. Oraanlse Lighting- Company. CRESTON, la., Feb. 20. (Special.) Mayor J. C. Sullivan has assumed the task of giv ing to Creston a new electrlo light com pany. For a long time there has been a demand for another company and several futile attempts have been made to Interest outside capital. The city has been willing to grant franchises to foreign capital and promoters, but has up to the minute been unable to attract any one who would go ahead and put In the plant. The mayor has had In view for some time the project of organising a local company and he has started a subscription paper In order to secure sufficient funds to put in a plant that will be a credit to a city of this slse. He has already seoured pledges for about 817,000. It Is the desire to sell about 160.000 worth of stock, making the franchises read so that the city can at any time purchase the plant from the local stockholders. Mayor Sullivan Is the originator of the Creston Mutual Telephons company, which has made a phenomenal success, and the people have confidence In his ability and Integlty and they are subscribing liberally and readily to his proposition. At present the lighting contract Is held by the Creston Gas and Electrlo company, owned by Jones A Hovey of Independence. It is the plan to present the franchises to the voters at the coming election. Governor Boles Sot Serlonsly HI. WATERLOO. la.. Feb. 20.-(8pecial.)-The family of ex-Governor Boles, as well as the Invalid himself, have been very much an noyed over the aggregated reports that have been sent throughout the country re garding his Illness at Hot Springs, Ark. His eon returned1 today from a visit with Governor Boles and says that st no time has his father been too 111 to drees himself or to be about the rooms. A severe cold accompanied by an extreme nervous con dition caused his Indisposition but It Is expected that he will return In two or three weeks to his home In this city. Farmers Sales at Logan. LOGAN. Feb. 20. (Special.) Logan busi ness men will hold five more free farmers' exchange sales this year on the following dates: Monday, February 27; Monday, March IS; Monday, March 27; Monday, April 10, and Monday, April 24. E. A. Dllley and O. E. Evans will be managers of the sale snd B. A. Keller will act as suctloneer. Farmers may sell horses, rattle, hogs. Im plements, harness, buggies and other farm supplies without expense except the auc tioneer's fee. W'lUnn On Trial for Murder. SlOfX CITT, la.. Feb. 20. (Special Tele gram.) The preliminary trial of Jarko Wil son, the alleged murderer of Charles I.afny, who was killed In one of the streets- of Sioux City last month, was begun today before Justice Ferris. Two of the witnesses Identified Wilson as being the man who fired, the shot "to the best of their knowledge," a third was not so sure as to the identity of the man. but Is Inclined to the belief that Wilson li the murderer. The ca.se will be continued tomorrow. Swedish Lutheran Synod. SIOUX CITY. la., Feb. 20.-(Speclal Tele gramsThe Iowa conference of the Swedish Augustana, Lutheran Synod of North Am erica will ronvene In Sioux. City tomor row. There will be about 100 delegates from all over the state of. Iowa and Missouri. The executive committee held a meeting here this afternoon and planned the pro gram for the week's conference. Wreck Victim Dice. DES MOINES. Feb. 20.-D. M. Way of Marengo, S. D., who was Injured In the wreck which took place a week ago rn the Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Paul rail way at Melbourne, . In., died todny In a hospital In this city. FIRE RECORD. Charch at St. Panl. ST. PAUL, Neb., Feb. 20-(Speclal.) During the morning services at the First Presbyterian church yesterday fire caught from a defective furnace below the audi torium room, and before the audience rea lized the situation, all the lower portion of the building was ablaze. The water from the hose of tho fire department was un able to reach tha fire In the Interior wood work, and the building was ruined beyond the possibility of repair. .The loss will ag gregate about 35.000. .As far as known the amount covered by Insurance Is only $2,350. It Is expected that the church will be re built In the early future. IT' Hvr A cup off . Beef Tea give vigor and warmth Ions before other food oould be digested. 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