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THE OMAUA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 2f, IPOS.
1 , N EWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA i r COUNCIL Offce 15 Scott Street. Darin, drug. Stockert arils carpets. Ed Rogere, Tony Faust beer. Twla Cutler, funeral director. 'Prion XI Woodrlng Undertaking company. Tel. 233. Midwinter term Western Iowa college opt Monday. January 4, 19). Send for catalogue. Ir. Macrse has moved hie offices from tne Mernam block to the City National Rink building. I'ractlce limited to surgery and gynaecology. The children of 8t. Paul a Episcopal psr Iwu will have their annual Christmas party Wednesday evening In Eagles' hall beg:n nitiR at 7 o clock. The John Beno enmnanv dosed l' etnre Init even.ug at 6 o'cliK k and entertained Ita entire stafr of clerks and employes at a bn tii nit at the Grand hotel. (Ho Chrlatenarn and Anna Marie Chrts-ten.-n, lolh of tola city, ti married lat evening by Rev. Henry DeLong at the ht.xini a i.uui.- on tioul'.i rt:in sweet. The regular meeting of the Council Bluffi Min.dt.-nnl association will be held Mon ny morning at 10:30 o'clock In the audi torium of the public library building. A general meeting of all the chapters of the Woman's guild of St. Paul's Kptscopsl court h will be held Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. km met Unley on Willow avenue. Tin- funeral of Willie, trie B-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rhoades. will be held thin afternoon at 2 o'clock from ths family resiciince, 1KK Avenue K and burial will be in Fslrvlew cemetery. Marie Hansen, the 11-year-old daughter of A. Hansen, custodian of the city hall, died yesterday morning at th family resi dence, iwv Bouth Tentn atreet, from diph theria. The funeral will be held thla morn ing at lit o'clock and burial will be in Fairview cemetery. The mneral of the Inte Kdward Lang mack will be In 1 1 t It afternoon at 1 o'clx-k trom the family evidence, 26 Knepper street mid burial will he In Walnut Hill cemetery. Itev. ,.,hn William Jones, rector of St. 1'n.il a Kpin.-.ipal church, of which deceiiKi d . , ,i iri-iiitier, will conduct the Services. Mr. and ilr-. Benjamin Eyre and baby, nsiillng mar Macedonia, were thrown from their buggy during a runaway on Upper Hmadway yeaterday afternoon, but neither was aeriouaiy hurt, although they were more or leaa badly brulaed. The horaes .started to run away, about Park avenue, Ifclnd Mr. Kyre was first thrown out. At Kuurth atreet the husirv wu unaet ni Mra. Kyre and her baby were thrown out. It The runaway waa watched by a large Mrs. Kyre and the baby would certainly be daahed to death became hysterical. MATTERS IN THE DISTRICT COl'RT Meyers Contempt Case Takes Vader Advlsesaeat by the Coart. Judge Wheeler In district court Satur day took under advisement the contempt proceeding against W. K. Meyers, reputed proprietor of the Manhattan saloon, who was charged by Rev. James M. Williams, pastor of Broadway .Methodist church, with violating an Injunction secured against th, saloon In October, 1907, by C. If. liuber. Subsequent to the ITuber Injunction ac tion was brought In ths federal court in which It was claimed that Anders Larson, a resident of Minnesota, waa. in fact, the owner of the building and not H. A. T.araen of thts rltv. imlnRt whom the suit was brought by Huber: Judge McPherson ... ... flnitlncr lh,t ll.i tlrlrt rt , me Duiiumi w mm in Anuria i .i...... n that the Injunction of the d.M.U-t. court waa void an far as It effected thu. p.uprty. The stste of Iowa. Pottawattamie county and Hubor were enjoined from enforcing tile Injunction against the building. Meyers, who claims to be conducting the saloon under lease from Anders Larson, pleadrd this decree of the federal court, contending that the Injunction having been held void aa to the property could not affect Meyers. County Attorney I leas argued that ths district court wotild have the right to abate' a nuisance l.i Hie place despite the decree of the ("ileal court and that ths language of tin- Injunction which pro- e.sji rrom illegally oon . i in tm nlaj-A annlledi to . 1 UUl k 1 1 K . - ' ww J Meyers. Y Judge Wheeler expressed the belief that I notwilhi tending the ruling of tha federal J court.' 11. state court would have tha f j right to .ihate a nuisance In tha enjoined 1 .,, iima within a vaar. but ih oil iti.i uit riEht would not now axlat. because liie Injunction waa secured mora than year ago. He Indicated thut ha would probably dlamlaa the contempt case unlesa auch a showing wsa made by the county attorney aa to change tha court' views of the law applying to the J ae. The decision will probably be handed down about th middle of thts Mra. Christian Peteraon yeaterday I brought suit against the Burlington Kail- W .. . . . AAA l IT, . , IT m M ' n II I lull i-niij. i a-,vww f,.r allecfd personal Injuries. The plaintiff ifeltes in her petition that on November Ju. e she was driving acroaa the tia.ks af the defendant company on Klevrnth avenue and Sixth street, one of the iruaslnu Kates waa let down and In falling struck here on the s.ioulder. eveie))' Injuring her. The . Kred Miller Erewlng company brought suit yesterday sgalnat Henrietta jf l harles and Her husband. U. U. Charles. f' for $240, four months' rent of the aa- i loon at 112 Writ Broadway, unown as u th 0era House bar. The place was closed yesterday by th brewing company. Rankin at Cowden brought suit yesterday sgainst S. A. Pierce to recover $1,600 for ditching and drainage work alleged to have been doue by them In 1904 on land In Fre mont county, this atate, which th defend ant la said by the plaintiffs to have owned with Harry K. Pierce, who recently filed a voluntary petition In bankruptcy. The clerk of the dlatrlct court received yeaterday from th supreme court th pro cedendo rn the case of Roy W. Stevens, th linotype machinist who was committed to ths penitentiary for fifteen year for at tempted criminal assault on an 11-year-old girl. Th appeal Is dismissed by th su preme court. Judge Wheeler yesterday mads aa order I for ths distribution of th estate oi in iat (Jens Anderson, who was killed on th night of March B. by falling from tha third floor landing of the Masonic Temple, of ' which he waa Janitor. Th estat amounts to about K.OOO, and will be divided among thre brother and "'Hers of the deceased who reside In Copenhagen. Denmark. W. 8. Paird, who, as attorney for Anderson, had drawn tha latter' will only a day or so before his death.. s admlriftrator of th estate. Th lntereata of th relatives In Denmark la the matter have been looked after by th Danish consul la Chicago. V.' M. C..A. Meetlag. Th principal apeaker at th men's meet ing usdtar th auspices of th Toung Men's ChrhlgJIn-ssrtclatlan in the First Baptist church thts afternoon ai 4 o'clock will be J. J. Forbrlck of Brooklyn. N. T. Mr. For brlck will take aa th subject of his ad dress. "Th Struggle of a Mechanic.- Th ervlo wilt be Interspersed with music, aad Secretary Curtis has planned for a most Interesting meeting. All men ar cordially Invited to iness Sunday afternoon meet ings. Pictures and art novelties for Nsw Tear's gift. Alexandei-e. SIS Broadway. BLUFFS. Both 'Phones 43. MAYOR TO SEND IN VETOES Objects to Issuance of Water Works Bonds at This Time. ALSO OPPOSES TEST OF LEGALITY Coaarllmea Who Have Herat Irclasr Maalclpa! Plaat Km pert to Pass Resolutions Over Mayor's' Veto. Mayor Maloney yesterday called a special meeting of the city council for Monday evening, at which time he wilt announce his ref jaal to sign two of the three resolutions regarding the SMO.OOO bond issue for the construction of the proposed muncipal water works plant adopted at a aesslon of th council last Monday night. In his communication returning without his official signatur the resolution pro viding for th Issuing of the bonds at S per cent Intereat In fifteen series Mayor Maloney will give tha following reasons for his disapproval: Tha resolution provides that the council shall have engraved too bonds to be after ward disposed of by the city treasurer and finance committee, and contemplates the expenditure of such sum aa snail be neces sary to procure th engraved bonds at this time. The cost of engraving these bonds Is no small Item of expense and should nut be contracted at thts time, because tne bonds can never be u-ed until the electors have approved th contract for the building of the water works, and can never b of any us printed In the form suggested by the resolution If It should be found that there la an Illegality In the proceedings which might affect the validity of trie bonds. Be side by another resolution adopted by your body you have proposed to teat the validity of these bonds, and should you Insist upon that course, then It would be unwise to Incur the expense of engraving these bonds until (hat question is settled. I do not favor that clauae of the resolu tion which permit the sale of the bonds In the msnner Indicated, for if It means that the finance committee shall have the privilege of placing a small fraction of the bonds with one person or organisation, and a small fraction with another person or organisation, provided that they take them at their face value. I do not believe that It would be for the best Interests of tha city, as I think the sale, of the entire tssu would be more advantageous because they should In that way command a bet ter price. If we nsnume that the bonds are valid, then at 6 per cent Interest It should be a gilt-edged Investment and ought to bring a good premium Inasmuch aa tne ordinary rate paid for deposits by the banks Is but S per cent. Issae Mar Be Too Large. I also believe that we should not dispose of such an amount of bonds nor provide so high a rate of Intereat, If It Is not nec essary. W have been Informed by a spe cial engineer, Mr. Bryan, employed by the city, that the propoaed plant could be built for a great deal lesa money than bwiima The committee that employed Mr. Bryan and published hi report is no doubt satisfied with the accuracy of his claim, and, assuming that to be true, it would be very unwls to Issue bonds for more than an amount actually necessary. I believe that tha plan for the work ahould be ma tured, bids advertised for, the contract made, and the aame approved by the elec tora of the city before such bonds should be sold- The presence in th treasurer's office of the engraved bonds would add nothing by way of Inciting confidence. In thla connection would also suggest that If It would not interfere with the sale of the bonds. It might be well to make th later ..ei.. n,v,iii he fore the date fixd for maturity at tne option or. me cn, In th event that there waa money on hand with which aome of the bonde could be paid off, the aame might b sppuea. The necessity of careful action with reference to this particular resolution Is apparent when we consider that If Its provisions ar to be carried out we w 11 be required to pay $30,000 intereat annually upon the bonds for a period of five years from April 1 next, during the greater por tion of which while th plant la unaer con struction we will be under obligation to pay th same either from tsxes Imposed or by using the principal for that purpose. In either event tha burden must rest di rectly or Indirectly upon th taxpayers. An examination of the method of payment provided by the resolution will disclose that under the plan proposed we must pav at least tM0,0M Interest for the MOH.000 which we expect to borrow, und If we wen compelled to pay three yeare" Interest from th principal Itself we would then be called upon to pay that amount of Interest for the use of fclO.uuO or JMO.OOO with the esti mated premium of I30.0U0. And If w were unable to meet the paymenta cromptly then th amount of intereat would be still further Increased, so that the necessity of borrowing only so much aa ahall be abso lustely needed and at aa low a rate as possible Is quite apparent. It does not Justify any ill considered action on thla matter to say that th revenue from the plant will eventually pay all of these charge because thst means that the con sumer must pay It at a higher rate than would otherwise be exacted. Because the law permits the city to pay 6 per cent upon such sn obligation that In itself offers no good reason lor doing so. Even our local banks get for Investment much more than the entire sum that w need at S per cent, and why should we not get as fsvorable a rate when our reliability la much more lasting? And I believe that we should be first possessed with a contract for the building of the plant before w undertake ny expense with reference to these bivnds. 1 believe It will cauae no greater delay than the method proposed and be more In keep ing with sound business principles. liv making these object Ions I wish It to i be understood by the council that the In tention la not to put any obstacle In the way of proceeding with the building of the plant, except what good business methods and judgment suggest. The matter Is of such weighty Importance that we cannot give It too much consideration, and now. if ever. Is the time thst It should have that consideration. I would also suggest In thla connection that when there ar matter of Importance coming up before a committee of the council and upon which the mayor Is expected to pass It wculd be well to Invite th latter to be present dur ing the consideration of such matters and thus enable him to learn and conaider the reasons which lead to Ita report. In that way th mayor will have a better under standing of the Ideas of the committee with reference to th proposed action. OkJct Law Salt. In declining to sign the resolution au thorising th expenditure of S200 to test the legality of this bond Issue Mayor Ma loney will glv th following reasons for hla action: Thl resolution contemplates th expendi ture of the sum of 130U snd an additional amount for costs, not estimated, for the purpose of commencing a law suit which will Involve th quesilcn of th validity of the water works bonds. . Both the city solicitor and the committee on water have on numerous occasions as sured us of the legality of these bonds and no reason la suggested for doubting their Judgment In the matter. This expense is therefore unwarranted at thla tiaje. Be side such things are always lnvestigat-d by those proposing to purchase the bonds at their own expense. You intend by this resolution to com mence a law suit and pay for ths service of In attorneys representing both sides of th case, and It does not seem posaibla that a lawyer will. In good faith, litigate a question involving a fc00,0 transaction for a fe of taw and that would he only an opening wedge for future apprcpria ttons to carry on the law sjlt. It this city Is to start this law suit by an arrangement with some Individual where and when la it to end? And if once tarted w must postpone advertising for bids and th making of a contract for the building nf the water works until the law suit Is finally ended. It also seems to me that lit'gatlon of that character Is of but little value, aa I have never known an Instance where two persona could get together and make an agreement which would b binding upon another person who lias no part In 1L I may not know what the law Is In a caa of that kind, but common sense leads m to believe that auch a bargain would not b recognised by th court This question has been unequivnr allv parsed upon by both our legal adviser anj the committee n water, and the CHinctl his gone to the expense of distributing a printed pamphlet throughout the city to further assure our cltlsens that every thing essential to the validity of the pro ject haa been done. To now adopt this course would In a measure discredit th previous work cf the council and create among the people the Impression that the ouncil either does not have full confi dence in what It haa dorw or that It did not mean what it had previously declared. If we are to cast doubt upon the onlntons of ur legal advisor snd the committee having the maiter In charge we can never be satisfied with any of the step neces sary to be taken In thla matter. Mayor Maloney will sign the resolution asking the representatives from Potta wattamie county to secure. It possible, an amendment to th present law o as to enable the payment of preliminary ex penses attendant on th acquisition of a municipal waterworks plant, either by purchase or construction, out of the sink ing fund. He will, however, suggest that the draft of the bill be changed In soma minor particulars ao aa to make It broad enough to Include all Items of expense which may be found necessary and to more clearly express that the expense of the election may be paid from the sinking fund. Councllmen who hav been prominent in promoting the municipal waterworka plant expect to pass the resolution over the mayor' veto. Real Estate Transfer. These transfers were reported to The Be December 26 by the Pottawattamie County Abs'ract company of Council Bluffs: John P. Talbott and wife to C. J. 811 kett. st ne and neVi ae of 23-74-38; also iwU so and e sw4 and nw sw4 and ss nw1 snd ewV neSa and nwH seV4 of 24-74-38, w. d $33,350 Mary Denny, single, to Florence Iwnny Htephan, part of block 10, In Mill addition and part of lot 10, in block 11. In Mvnater'a first ad dition In Council Hluffs. w. d 2&0 Mary P. Denny, single, to Walter Frederick Stephen, part of original Clat lot 87 Knd part of lot 8, in lock 14, in Stutsman's second ad dition to Council Bluffs; also sS4 of lot 13. In subdivision of orlgli inal plat lot 74, In Council Bluffs, w. d. W. E. Mallory and wife to l,lziie O. Wood, lots 14 and IS, In block 14. Highland Place addition to Council Bluffs, w. d Sarah B. B. Rohrer and husband to Mary E. M. Rohrer, lot 11. in block 8. In Rofrer's park addition to Coun cil Bluffs, w. d W. E. Kennedy and wife to Maggie K. Parr, lot 6, In block 1, in Babbitt Placo addition to Council Bluffs, q. c. d D. B. Seward and wife to Lassie O. Wood, lots 10, 11. 12 and 13, In block 14, Highland Place addition to Coun cil Bluffs, w. d Frank C. Raymond, single, to Llxzle 0. Wood, lots U and 15. In block 14, Highland Place addition to Council Bluffs, w. d J. P. Oreenshlelds and wife and neorge H. Mayne and wife to Elizabeth Cook and S. J. Howe, lot 1, in block 8. in Benson's second ad dition to Council Bluffs, w. d Karl Herr and wife to George J. Lalnson. lots S and 4, In block 15, In Stutsman's second addition to Council Bluffs, w. d 1.SQ0 260 600 630 160 Total, ten transfer. Inaanlty Charge Aaralnst Dnnlap. T.. DunlaD yesterday filed an Information before the commissioners for the Insane charging his son. W. J. Dunlap, at present ' In the county Jail on a charge of disposing Af mortgaged property. Is Insane. Tho commissioners will Investigate the case Tuesday morning. In May, 1902. Mr. Dunlap filed a simitar Information against his son, and the young man wa sent to St. Bernard hospital for observation. After he had been In the hospital a ahort time he was paroled In the custody -of his father. The records fall tn ahow that anything further was done In the case. Shortly ' after the father had filed the Insanity charge against young Dunlap the latter' wife, Mrs. Mary A. Dunlap, filed suit for divorce, alleging that her husband had become addicted to drink. In addition to the divorce, ahe asks to have restored to her her former name of Mary A. Mueti lenweg and to be given permission to re marry within one year. She was married to William J. Dunlap in this city on February 6, 1902, about two months before he was alleged to be insane by his father. PAST WEEK I BLL'FFS SOCIETY Maay Ilonecemiaa; for the Holiday Season. MJsa Ida Casady is spending the holidays with relatives In Moline, 111. Lee Wlckhsm is home for the holidays from college at Atchison, Kan. Robert Wlckham Is horn from St Mary'a aohool at tit. Mary'a, Kan. Mra R. N. Wycoff Is spending the holi days with her daughter at Perry, Is. Mrs. John Ronk of Delavan, Wis., Is the guest of her sister, Mrs. U. F. Camp. Mrs. Eva Murray will entertain the L. C. Five Hundred club Tueaday afternoon. Roger Keelln Is home from Andover. Mass., to spend the holidays with his ps rents. Mrs. E. O. Bronson. 824 Harrison street, entertained at a kensington Thursday aft ernoon. Miss Ruth Wycoff of Jscksonville, m., Is the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. J. Hughes. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Anthony of Frank lin avenue are home from a trip to the Pacific coast. Mrs. H. L. Ottermeler, 618 Sixth avenue, will entertain the Jolly Sixteen Card club New Year s eve. The C. M. L. club will give a Christmas party December ill at the home of Mr. Martin Hughes. Probably th largest Christmas family dir ner party given In thla city Friday was that by Mr. and Mra. Emmet Tinley of Willow avenue. Their guests numbered thirty. Mrs. E. A. Rlsser of Des Momes Is th guest of her mother. Mrs. Lyon, 316 North Seventh street. Miss D. A. Flnnin left Tuesdsy for sn extended visit with relatives In Chicago and Decatur, III. Mrs. Frank Putnam of Gordon, Neb., la tha guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman L. Reed. Miss Oladvs Gllliland will entertain th E. O. 8. club Monday evening at her home on Willow avenue. Fred Brulngton la home for th holi days from the Missouri Military acad emy at Mexico, Mo, v Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Travis of LaPorte. Ind . are guest of Mr. and M'.a. Lewi Cutler of Bluff street. Mrs. C. F. Chase and little daughter I of Ulen avenue are spending th holldaya with relatives In Chicago. Mra. Richard J. Organ of Bouth Fit at atreet has gone to Chicago for an ex tended visit with relatives. Mra. M. F. McCune of Kansaa City Is tha guest of her sister. Mra H. F. Hub bard, 1030 Seventh avenue. Mrs. E. Canning of Oakland avenue will entertain the members of the Ebony Wsrb lers' club Monday evening. Mrs. J. E. Baldwin. Mrs. E. Burgett snd Mr. T. Heft are spending the holidays with relatives In Topeka. Kan. Mrs. A- M. Hutchinson of Franklin ave nue Is enjoying a visit from her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Short of Greenfield, la. Robert Cook Is home from school at Macon. Mo., spending the holldaya with his parents. Mr. and Mra C. C. Cook. Roger Coker la home from Iowa college t Grrnnell, spending the holidays with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Coker. Miss Genevieve Wlckham 1 her from Chicago, spending the holidays with her parents. Mr. and Mra O. P. Wlckham. The 8. 8. S. club will give a Chrlstmss party Tuesdsv evening at the home of Miss Ermt Gllliland. 723 Willow avenue. Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Etryr entertstned s large fa nil I v party at dinner, followed by a Christina tree, Thursday evening. Mr. Alfred Hanrhett I home faom Har vard college, spending th holidays with his parents. Dr. and Mr. A. P. HinchetL Miss Ehssbeth Annls and brother Donald hav issued Invitations for a Urge party Tuesday evening at their bom on bluff srvr CHANCES IN CI L LAWS C2r County Attorneys Desire Authority to File Informations. CHECK ON DISMISSAL OF CASES ladlratloaa Are t tossing Seaaloa of the I.earUlatare Will Have Plenty of Work Lai Oat for It. (From a Staff Correspondent.) DES MOINES. Dec. X. (Special.) Laws covering criminal procedure may be changed by the coming session of tha legislature. There will be considerable agitation to have them changed radically. On one hand county attorneys arc ask ing that the law be so amended as to give them the right to atart original procedure in criminal trials by filing In formation with the court, without the necessity of securing an Indictment by the grand Jury. This, they argue, would facilitate procedure very mucn and in case where It waa evident there ahould be a trial would save the accused re maining In Jail or being required to put up bond pending investigation by the grand jury. Then, It la urged. It would bring about mora speedy' trials, for which there has com to be quite a general de mand. While not necessarily opposing that proposed amendment, there ar others who are urging that when an indictment la returned by the grand Jury and th five men have said there Is sufficient evidence to warrant a trial, the tounty attorney be prohibited rrom dismissing the Indictment on his own motion. In plain words, to prevent a county attor ney, holding an elective position, from sweeping off the docket a case In which five grand Jurors, after examining the facts, say should be brought to trial. There ar those lawyers who favor abolishment of the grand jury system en tirely, but they are few, and It Is doubt ful if any movement along thl line would gain much recognition at the hands of the legislators tn the coming aasembly. Want Warden' Allowance. Members of the Thirty-third general assembly will be asked to amend the law o aa to provide the wardena of the state penitentiaries with living expenses. There Is a amall allowance now, but It la said that this la inadequate. The state pio vldes living expenses and quarters for the heads of all the other state institu tion and It I asserted there should be no discrimination against the heads of the penal Institutions. Asks Fifth Jadge. Plan are being made here to ask the coming legislature to give Polk county a fifth district court Judge, on the ground that the present four judges can- not do the work satisfactorily. It is planned that the new judge shall assume ths work of probate judge and juvenile court judge. These duties now fall upon the criminal judge and there Is now enough criminal business the year round to take up his time. In probate matters he has to rely much on the word of lawyers and administrators, and as the property values are rapidly Increasing, It Is thought there ahould be a judge who can give thoso matters closer at tention. The legislative committee of the Iowa Municipal league will hold a meeting In Des Moines about the middle of January to consider legislation It Is proposed to ask at the hands of the general assembly. Senator Shirley Qlllilland of Mills county probably will be selected to champion their measures, as he Introduced the league bills at the last session. Vital Statistics. Louis A. Thomas, secretary of the State Board of Health Is now sending out to the Board of Health In every city and township in the state of Iowa blanks for reports on infectious diseases and deaths therefrom during the year 1908. These, by law, must be returned on or before Janu ary 15, and from them will be compiled the state statistics. Accompanying the blanks Is a letter from the state board urging the officer during the coming year to exer else every precaution for preventing epi demics. The statistics asked, is. regarding the number of cases and death from Asiatic cholera, bubonic plague, leprosy, cerebro spinal meningitis, diphtheria, acarlet fever. smallpox, chickenpox, measles, whooping cough, mumps, puerperal fever, pollomyelt tls, pneumonia, tuberculosis and typhoid fever. Dr. Thomas says he has heard there are aome cases of leprosy In the state, but he haa been unable to locate them. He Is anxious to discover whether there are any such. The law requires that auch persons hall be Isolated on their own premises, from all other persons, so tar aa is known there has been no cases of bubonic plague or Asiatic cholera in the state. Maeh Work for Legislature. Indications are that there will be few committees In the coming general assembly, the work in which will be light. The fish and game committee, generally light, has proposed new laws. Tha elections corn mi tee In the house, has five contests and propoaed changing of the balloting sys tern; the schools committee, which usually baa little to do. will be crowded with work by the auggestions of the School commis sion to revise the school laws. The insur ance committee will have big duties not. withstanding the heavy legislation of last year and the railroads' committee will be similar Barned by Gasolla Exploeloa. MARSHALLTOWN. la., Dec. 27.-Spe clal Telegram.) An explosion of a gas oune tank or a braxlera furnace this afternoon wrecked and almoat totally de stroyed by fire th horn of Matthew Cox, a blacksmith, of Union. injuring Cox. his wife and five children. Cox's bums are serious and may prove fatal. The others' burn are slight. The fam ily waa in the kitchen near the furnace tank when the explosion occurred. Haatrr Arrldeatallr Killed. MARSHALLTOWN. Ia.. Dec. (Spe cial Telegram.) Sherman Wiley. aged 10, of Malcolm, was found dead In the woods near that place this afWnnon. with a gunshot wound In the left trrost. Wiley went hunting early thla morning. When he did not return aearch was made for him. It la supposed he acci dentally killed himself. Webster City Woaiaa Hart. WEBSTER CITY. la.. Dee. 7. (Special Telegram.) Mrs. R. A. Carrington was probably fataljy Injured by a Northwestern passenger train thla noon. 8 he attempted to hurry over a crossing ahead of It and waa struck, the Impact hurling her fifty feet. Her skull la crushed. track fcy Trala aad Killed. WEBSTER CITY. Ia.. Dec. n.-(Spe-ctal Telegram.) At th hospital this aft ernoon Mr. R. A. Carrington, who waa atruck by a Northwestern trala at uoon. t ft X mm mX f oi. r one Drone the or, at least, she made other v J people think so but what she thought and how she felt and what she did makes a story that will hold your interest to the i end. Read "The Pride of a Girl" in the January Woman's I Home Companion, and read the other stories too those by 'Anna Katharine Green, Mary II eat on Vorse, Anne Warner, Florence Morse Kingsley nine good stories for all the family. "My Reminiscences' by Edward Everett Hale, and a famous love scene by Howard Chandler Christy, are also in this ) Great New Year's Number , -a big holiday magazine, filled to the covers with good stories, charming pictures, strong, helpful articles, and forty pages of practical departments for women all and moiw in the January WOMAN'S HOME died. While on foot she attempted to cross Heneca street ahead of the Incom ing train. INVALID BOY FINALLY DIES Crippled Vosth Llvlna; Near Cedar Falls Passes Away. CEDAR FALLS. Ia.. Dec. 27.-(SpcclaI.)- Oustav Pltsch, the Iowa Invalid hero boy, la dead at th home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pltsch, near this city. The de ceased was born In Austria In 1879. He was taken sick In Owatonna, Minn., April, 1893, as a result of blood poisoning, which developed after a slight scratch had be n received on the left wrist After long months at the hospital In R Chester, Minn., and treatment from various eminent physi cians life was saved, but wltli a crippled body which left him with the use of only his left arm and hand. His bialn was bright and active and he has made muc.i out cf the sixteen years that were given htm after his accident, and has been a Joy art comfort to his parents and frien ts, an 1 has preached many a helpful sermon by his patience and courage and cheerful dis position. Although confined to his bed for the six teen years Gustav has accomplished much. His embroidery has been sold and given to fr ends for many years, while his beautiful penmanship and accurate book accounts kept track of all the farm flninclal affilrs for his father. With a little help from his brother he made a few years ago a desk with various compartments for his differ ent lines cf employment which could stand conveniently near hla bedside and he cojld tell at a moment's notice just how the farming business was piylng the family. What he lacked In the uso of other mem bers he supplied with l is left hand and his mouth and sent many a kinJly message to friends whom he never saw, but who wera Interested In him. To be ab!o to ilse above such dlstresitng conditl ni and to maintain a sweet Chilstlan faith and cheerfu'ness la a wonderful lesson to others. Iowa Krsi Notes. CEDAR FALLS Mr. and Mrs. Leo Burr of Des Moines are visiting their uncles, the Measrs. Burr of the Burr hotel. Cedar Falls. Their marriage took place in Des Moines yesterday and was a surprise to all their friends. The bride waa Miss Meta Hill of Dea Moines. The groom wa formerly day clerk at the Burr hotel and later for aeveral years occupied the same Sosltion at the Chamberlain In Des lolnea. WATERLOO Suit has been filed In the district court of Bluck Hawk county to recover $20,000 from- a Waterloo firm. The widow of F. W. Brandos of Wash burn is the plaintiff and claims that her husband's death was due to carelessness by said firm In putting all or part of the twenty gallona of gasoline Into one of the tanks designated and used for kero sene and that on the morning of Novem ber S a can waa filled from the kerosene tank and delivered at th Brandea resi dence. IOWA FALLS Judge 8. M. Weaver of the Iowa aupreme court figures a the filalntlff in sn action at law Just filed n the district court in thia county. The suit Is brought against Gus Elzlg. a well known farmer of this county, to re cover attorney's fees. The action Is brought by the Judge on behalf of th claim held by his son, Walter L. Weaver, who waa Klzlg'a attorney In a big dam age suit against J. H. Bales of Eldra. The son has left the county and state and his father will seek to recover Pby for professional services rendered Elxtjc In a hard-fought caae which was taken through th district and aupreme courts LONGBOAT WEDDING IN CHURCH Blikop of Aaalleaa Chare Refases 1a Saartloa Ceremony en Stage. TORONTO. Ont., Dec. 17. The marriage of "Tom" Longboat, the Canadian distance runner, to Miss Maracle, a Mohawk maiden, will not occur on the atagc at Massey hall as hsd been planned. The bishop of the Anglican church refused to sanction the appearance of a minister of thst denomina tion In an affair of ths kind. The wedding will be solemnised in church on Mondsy. sir. Hensser aiitnnn, Mrs. M. McRaney. Prentiss. Miss., wrttesi I wss confined to my bed for three month with kidney and bladder troubl and was treated by two physicians, bat failed to get relief. No human tongu caa tell how I auffered and I had given up nop of ever getting well until I bgaa taking Foley's Kidney Remedy. After tak ing two bottle I felt Ilk a new person and fsel It my duty to tell suffering women what Foley' Kidney Remedy did tut m. Suit! by all drugg is U. u i viKrrm-i vb ;.5.v w. "?5aU r Engagement- COMPANION EVENTS ON RUNNING TRACKS Light Wool Wins the Hunter Handi cap at Emeryville. MISS HIGHLAND WINS THIRD EACE Twestr-to-Oj - Shot I psets Calcula tions In Selling? Event Wood craft Wins Ittrna Belt Handicap. OAKLAND, Cal.. Dec. 27. Light Wool scored his second victory of the week at Emeryville yesterday by winning the Hunter handicap from Collector Jessup an I Han brldge. Thomas' horse was llie favorite throughout and led practically all the way. M1ss Highland, a 20 to 1 shot, upset calcu lations by winning the third race. Gambrl nus was the favorite, but fa lt-U to show much. Saraclnewa, the secand choice, none too well handled, closed fast but could not catch the Schrelber filly, which had clear sailing. Colonel White, well ridden by Miller, came with a rush tho final alxteenth of the fifth and won from Captain Ken nedy, which at one time was six lengths In front. Summaries: First race, six furlongs, selling. Knight Deck (16. Sullivan, 17 to 10) won. Prosper tino C. H. MlHer, 10 to I) aecond, Em and Em' (122, W. Miller, 15 to 1) third. Time: 1:16. Mls Bootless, Harry Rogers, Mitre, Caronla, Hampton Beauty, Handmaiden, Kid Silver, Mabel Fountain and El I'avo finished as named. Second race, five furlongs, selling: Little -Sis 1. I'pton. 8 to 6) won. Oalinda (100. Goldstein, 7 to 2) second, Rnie vale (95, Sullivan, 7 to 2) third. Time: 1:01V Altelmar. Micael and Lucky Mate finished as named. Third race, six furlongs, selling: Miss Highland (103, 20 to 1) won; Saraclnesca (12.', McCarthy. 14 to 5) second. Curriculum (122, Hayes. 15 to 2) third. Time 1:UV Palidini, Apto Oro, Oambrinua, Mike As heim and Knight of the Urlp finished as named. Fourth race, one mile. Huntera" handi cap: Ught Wool (U4. Notter. 9 to 6) won. Collector Jessup (i. Taplln, IS to 6) second, Hanbrldge (118. Butler. 8 to 6) third. Time: 1:42. FsntaHtic. Okenlte and Taskmaster finished as named. Fifth race, one mile and aeventy yards, selling: Colonel White (110, Miller. 8 to II won, Captain Kennedy (l'. Walsh. 2 to 1) second, Blllv FullmHn (106. KeoKh. 2 to 1 third. Time: 1:46H- Be Thankful. Gar gantua and Kelowana finished us named. Sixth race, five furlongs, selling: Bill Eaton (li3, Butler, to 2) won, Tampan (ill, Notter, 1 to 5) second. Bantliel (hw, Guldutein. 30 to 1) third. Time: 1 :0.H. Er M, Traffic, Tollbox and Gib C finished as named. Woodcraft Wins Handicap. LOS ANGELE3. Cal.. Dec. 27. Woodcraft at thirteen to five won the Citrus belt han dicap, one mile, at Santa Anita yesterday, defeating Tony Bonero. a long shot, a head, with Neva Lee third. Center Shot, owned by Walker, and holder cf.the world's record for a mile, was made a hot favorite, but bled and waa pjlled up In the atretch. Neva Lee and Center Shot ran head and head to the stretch, where Center Shot bled and Neva Lee quit. Tony Bonero and Woodcraft then moved up and in a hard drive the latter won. Chapultepee equalled the world's record for five and a half furlongs In the third race. Summaries: First race, seven furlongs, selling: Black Mate (M. Wilson, to 1) won Pretension (h!. Treubel, 2 to 1) second. King of the Mist (. McGee, 12 to 1) third Time: l:b. John Louis, A. Muskoday, oberon. Lady Kitty Teo Beach, Lord Stanhope and Edlsebeah also ran. Second race, five and one-half furlorg selling: 8n Nichols (107, Shilling. 7 lo 6 won, Ravarla (102, Wilson, l.i l) ternnd, Bemav (104. Howard. 12 to 1) third. Time: 1:0. Gossiper II, Taxer, Belle Strome. Old Domini, k. Turnaway, Work and PUy and Free Knight the Bear also lau Third race, five and one-half fur ongr, pjrse: Criapultepec 17, Powi r., 4 to j won. Meelick (l')7. Pave, tl 5) aecond. Goidie Ding U"4. SiiiUlng, S to 1) thirl, lime: 11a. E D. B. and Grey Owl also ran. Fourth race, one ml'e. Citrus Pelt handi cap: Woodcraft U"7. Shilling. 13 to 6) won, Tony Bonero (l'r7. Cullen, i to 1) secon i, Neva I-e Page, 7 to 1 th'rd Tim: i V. F.thel lviy alto ran. Center Si ot bled and waa culled up. Fifth race, mile and thre-lxte:nths: Anamus the, N. Powers, I lo 11 w .n. Gild Way (id. Shilling. to 6i second. St. Ilaiio (io. Kico. 1! to 1) thlid. Ttnw: I :tV Alma Dulour, Beau C'lere mi He ry (. aleo ran. Sixlli race, five and one-hilf furluns selling: Mollle Montrose ('. Kenaely, t to ll won, Escalante (107. Hhllllng. 4 to li sxrond. Antlgo 1 . Archibald, 4 to 1) third Time: l:5r,H. W gglebug. Alleviator, God t"tU K, Aj,on, Xvawa i-s'cs, H li iy P - At All News-stands more. Feminine, Columbia Girl, Light Com edy, Our Annie and Velma C. aloo ran. Resalt at Havana. HAVANA. Dec 27.-Result at Almed ares park: First rare, five and a half furlongs: Governor Folk won. May Brennan aecond. Prince Albert third. Time: 1:0944. Second race, five furlongs: Clalbom won,. John Munroe second, Elsa V. thlrJ. Time: 1:02. Third race, six furlongs: Chief Hayes won, Rowhoro aecond, Artful Dodger third. Time: 1:15. Fourth race, five furlongs: Grafton won. Amado second. Imposition third. Time: 1 -MH- Fifth race, one mile: Oowango won. Hand Me Down second. Sir Vadrant third. Time: 1.42H- Favorite Cornea Ia Third. SAVANNAH. Ga.. Dec. 27. In tha first raec at the Savannah Jockey club yeaterday afternoon Grlmaldl, 1 to 2. cam to post very sore and only camo In third. Spring Frog was heavily backed In the second rnce. Autumn Flower won the third race with ease. The fourth race wa an un eventful gallop . for Gunshot. Th fifth . race was a hard contest from start to fin ish, with St. Valentine winning. Sum marlea: First race, six and a half furlongs: Dun don (118, D. Murphy, 4 to 1) won. Re demption (7 to 2 socond, Grlmaldl (1 to 2) third. Time: 1:28. Virgil T also ran. Second race, ons mile: Spring Frog (109, Golnos, 4 to 6) won, Pocatlco (107, Dale, 4 to 1) second, Belle of the Ball (108. Crowley, 3 to 2; third. Time: l:4VbVa- Only three starters Third race, one mile: Autumn Flower (110, Cowley, 8 to 6) won, Frank Lalor (110, Farrow. 2 to fi) second, Panlque (Hi, Dale, to 5 show) third. Time: 1:60. Soiree, Fllmnap. Arthur Still well and St- Noel also ran. Fourth race, six furlongs: Gunshot (102. Crowley, even) won, Frank Patton (106, 1 to 2 place) second, lien Astura (107, Golnes out show) third. Time: 1:2L Pied mont Queen also ran. Fifth race, mile and a sixteenth: ' St. Valentine (110, Young, even) won, Coun termand (Ins, Walcott. out place) aecond. Polar Star (101 Crowley, out show, third. Time: 1:5M. CHANCE TO TALK WITH MUHPHY President aad Captala of Caba Will Probably Settle Differences. CHICAGO. Dec. 27. With the announce ment that Frank L. Chance, manager of th world' champion base ball team, would confer with President Murphy in February with a view lo adjusting their difficulties, local enthualasts becam more cheerful. President Harry Pulllam of th Natonal league, after a talk with Chanc In Los Angeles, expressed himself as con fident that the captain-manager would don a Chicago uniform next season. But local fandom Is not entirely happy, because Shortstop Joe Tinker declared that Johnny Evers is set in his determlnstion to aban don the game during the coming season. POLICE STOP BOUNQ BOUTS New York Officers Raid CI ah and Arrest Prlarlpal and Maaaarera, NEW YORK, Dec. 27.-Th Longacr Athletic club, where 600 persons hsd gath ered to witness a program of boxing bouts, was raided by the police tonight while William White and John Gorklsh were engaging In a glove contest. The prin cipals were arrested, as were also Edward Bert, Lewi Britt and John Palmer, who had been announced to appear In other events, together with the manager of the club, the timekeeper and the referee, Jo seph Hess. Th Interrupted bout was th first on th program ana had gone lea than two rounda when th police ap peared. BURGLARS STEAL FINERY Mrs Who Robbed Rao Fraaelseo tor Carry Off g.t.AOO Worth of Wosaea' ( lothlaar. BAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 27-Whll th proprietors were enjoying Christmas festiv ities burgisrs early Christmas morning or last night bioks into tha store of Koenlg t Collins on Vinnm .avenue aad In a wagon hauled off silks, satins, suits, cos tumes and expensive finery estimated at S5.000. The burg'ars selected only th vary best of th stock. Skinned from Head to Heel was Ben Pool. Threet. Ala., when dragged over a gravel roadway, but Bucklen' Ar nica Salvo cu'ed tka. JSg. JTw jjaia by Bail. -Dr. C , vlTti J.ijJ AH i i