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   Des Moines Daily Leader (Newspaper) - December 11, 1901, Des Moines, Iowa                                THE DBS MOINES DAILY LEADER. FIFTY-THIRD NO. 282. DBS MOINES IOWA, WEDNESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 11. 1901. PRICE, THREE CENTS STIVE YEAR IS ENDED ORK OF THE COMMERCIAL EX- CHANGE REVIEWED. EleeUd and MiTCd from Nunber of Commit- tees at the Annual Held Green. -Sfirst vice B. Lyons. Second vice White. Hussey. S. Chamberlain, H. J. Clark, 'F. R. Conawiy, C. U Gilcrest, F. M. Hubbell, H. H. i-intz. E. H. McVey, J. W. Hill, C. W. Memug, M, T. Russell, 3F. C. Hubbell. three weeks over the problem. Messrs. Olmsted and Chamberlain have made valuable suggestions looking to an ad- justment of differences. Captain Turner, in charge of the work here, has been a good friend to Des iloines during this The annual meeting of the Commer- cial exchange was held in the Grant club rooms last evening. A supper preceded the business session, covers being laid for 146 members. Beside the election of officers, reports were heard from the viaduct, army post and coliseum committees; the slack water canal project for the Des Moines river discussed; the matter of additional fire protection for the city was con- sidered; twenty-six new members added to the exchange, seventeen of whom were soured through the ef- forts of D. B. Lyons, and Secretary Ward presented his annual report. Following- the supper Secretary Ward announced the following candidates for membership, all of whom were elected. Pugh Fuller, E. Palmer, Sam Weinstoek, F. C. Youngerman, William Montgomery, J C. Mardls, Ed Hamlm, James Maine, N1. M. Stark, J. P- Greeiey, O. H. Robinson, H. H. Griffith, J. H. Klllmar, H C. Nutter, Capital City Telegraph institute, J. S. Gilcrest, Ed- win Proctor, Town Mutual Dwelling House Insurance association, R. L. Til- Ion, T. N-. Hooper, Jr., Iowa Mututal Tor- nado Insurance association, Central Life Assurance society, tha Christian Union, Des Moines Millinery company, Bell Rhine Implement company, H. F. Mc- Adow. 3. M. Bead said he desired to move the election of J. B. Coffinberry as- a member of the exchange. Mr. Coffin- berry was duly elected and was called for a speech. "This is a great sur- prise to me, said Mr. Cof- finberry. "Des Moines is fortunate in possessing an exchange such as you have here, which, In my judgment, is more representative of its business In- terests than that of any city of whicn I have any knowledge. I have studied your community and want" to become personally interested with you in pro- moting Its .Jvstfare. It is just possible that I before you later In a matter upon which I am now work- ing and shall ask for your support. I thank you for the many courtesies you have shown me." 'Secretary Ward's Report Secretary Ward's report was volum- inous and occupied considerable tima. It proved interest to the exchange, and Mr. Ward was frequently given the J glad Mr.- Ward reviewed the "work of the exchange in detail and of- fered suggestions and recommendations as tooths needs of the exchange and city. said, in part: Factory Getting for this sort of'work has long been needed. Not to' be 6sed as a bonus, however. The present directory, indeed every board un- der which your secretary has had tb6 honor of serving, have been as a unit against- bujing factories. There are things, however, which Des Moines can do and may do both legitimately and properly, and which the Commercial Ex- change is, in fact, doing now to attract Sesirable enterprises badly needed be- cause not yet represented here. So in one two instances when absolutely. neces- Jy, and under exceptional conditions, board has pledged itself to pay part Mi the freight -bill on machinery to the eity. All such promises save one have been redeemed. On this pledge we are short about It will take about to dis- charge this obligation. Toward this we have about ?SOO, as reported. Probably one-half of our members here tonight have already subscribed towards this was the amount suggested. The board do not want to see tWs 5200 taken from the general fund; as an aver- age balance in our treasury is simply a decent sum. It's business, it's respecta- ble, it's possibly enough (income consid- but certainly not too much. Any member paying his dues would rather his money should cap a gracious pile than go into a hole. Building It in the line of flats, for instance, round figures alone are able to express their multitude. Through the courtesy of Postmaster Schooler, who at the request of the ex- change instructed his carriers to make the count, I am able to announce the exact number of 1901 built residences inside the forty-nine carrier limits of our city. They number, including flats, exactly S27. Fully one-half of the city's rural or sparsely settled territory Is not thus served. (Des Moines- needs at least more carriers.) In this domain it is estimated that enough more houses have been built to justify the claim that our sa'n in the year will aggregate a round homes. With these figures in mind and every new house occupied, it is no "pipe dream" to figure that Des Moines has gained in the year fully in population. The acme of solid massive perpetuity attained in the Warfield-Pratt-Howell company structure at the foot of Court avenue is the marvel of all observers. The beauty and substantiality of the seven-story City National bank is the pride of the year. Adjoining the same we view with satisfaetion the Kahler and Frankel improvements. Then the Kratzer Carriage company, ever growing- and expanding, has taken in and housed, behind the Flint Brick company's No. 1 builders, a large slice of outdoors. Fortunately for Des Moines the Hub- bells have a way of doing things which is a great factor in these same building operations. The Schmitt Henry fac- tory and Hawkeye Transfer company warehouse, under construction below the tracks, between Seventh and Eighth streets, immense and important, are of this parentage. Off to the south still further, up goes the extensive, if not so pretentious, build- ings of the newly organized Des Moines Clay Manufacturing company, F. C. Hub- bell, president; D. "W. cox, superinten- dent. This is an absolute en- terprise to enthuse over. On Sixth avenue, near the mammoth Chamberlain laboratory, is the new Dodd Struthers factory, makers of lightning, electricity. X-rays, and mysterious forces generally. Just beyond that the new Benham Garment company's plant, of which fore later on. On the East Side near Sixth and Lo- cust is the new American laundry build- ing, under construction by Representa- tive-elect Teachout. While this is going up ths old C. C. State bank building at East Fifth and Locust is going down. The Phoenix of this destruction is now under contract, and will be a modern up-to-date bank and office block. This will cap the cli- max on the East Side, being the most pretentious and important structure in Its business district. And there are buildings, etc., many others. The new High school new Congregational church as largest elevator en- larged, the new Chicago Northwest- ern station, more Hubbell buildings, more business blocks, Several of which are on Locust and more up on Eighth. But I must leave something for your imagination. This report, though it may exhaust you, does not pretend to be exhaustive. The Army this proposition contemplates a large expenditure of the other fellow's money, extending over a period of probably five years1 from the start, we ought, for business reasons, to ell unite in giving it a shove. As you are aware, ail conditions save one, the extension of water mains, have been guaranteed. Ths Exchange committee, Messrs. 'vVatrous, Gilcrest, Williams, Kenyon find f Hubbell and the water committee of the 1 council, collectively and individually, are ''-trorking every day in, effort to tie- rise some plan that will protect the water works company from possible loss, and yet at the same time be a fair and businesslike contract between the govern- ment or city, SF the case may be. Chairman Watrous, with characteristic energy, baa worked daily for the last presence of that fine bunch of board of trade men from Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City here in attendance upon the session of the G D N. A has raised the ques- tion, "A "Board of Trade m Des Momes; Mtessrs Russell, Lockwood, Harper, McDougal, McFarlin, Shephard. Cath- cart Wells, Warren, and I guess all the rest of the Cereal club men bellve that the grain trade of this great grain state -naturally centering here should, under good management, insure the success ot SUTheVoliseum', Elks' Club House and K P Club catchy suggestions are still, you might say, ia the ts k stage. One of them, however, the O aseum, has been in an incubator- one ot the three kinds made here m Ues Moinea-about long enough to hatch. Ttou will enthuse over it when you hear the StAs'for the two club houses, inasmuch aa they seem to be needed, they will come. It's the Des Moines way. The structure is still in the air. While it was known a year ago when the committee wae appointed that it wouldn't build itself, it did not seem so verv difficult or so far off. Agaf Packing better fac- tory news, and this is official, could pos- WOMAN'S WOUNDS FATAL WASHINGTON HAS A CASE OF MYSTERIOUS ASSAULT. MM. Dennis. Fuhlonnble Fonnd in Her Boom With Her Skull Cruthad ud Her Jawbane Wu Not the Motive. Washington, Dec. Ada Gil- bert Dennis, a fashionable dressmaker, was found in an almost dying condition in her room at a a. m. today under cir- cumstances that promise to rival the Bonine murder case. Her skull was fractured, jawbone broken and left ear almost severed from the head. Her may enter the country, and is de- signed to prevent misconstruction or evasion of the law. After going over ten sections of the measure the com- mittee adjourned without final action. IEW CiTHOLiG FEDERATION FORMED Kxpreuion ot Good Will Cabled tu the Fope cud Suppsrt from." o" Cincinnati, O., Dec. Federation of Catholic soei  were tho principal KiiostM, hut at thu tables were mnny men of stale prumi- riencc, inclmlliiK Hon. F. A. Tolling, mayor-elect of Rus-lon; ConMruKpineu t'onroy and Naphene anil IVIailon K. Taylor of boiitevlllp, Ivy. During Uu.- evening General Oollti.H hclil nn Im- promptu recepllon and received many telegrams of conKi'atnlatlona. Lieut. Clov. John Li. lintes, tht> nivl1 speaker, reprcBenloil Governor t'r.nii-, lie extended the welcome JVlust.i- chufictts to tin.' Kiieylii. Postmaster General Smith followed. He said that roelproelty UOOH not In- volve entrance upon a Koueral ttirlir revlhlon would disturbing anil unfortunate. It. only requires' un. In- telligent neceptani'o of the policy iind the adoption erf existInp legislation by some EPiiprnl provisions. The nation that discriminates aKaltist us, he said, and gives no urlvdntiiiri'R aliouUl hnve the maximum; that nation Ihnl meets iig as liberally as any should have the minimum; the pvnsi- dent might be Invested with the au- thority to rnnke a reduction of remis- sion of duties within the limits and on preset Ibed conditions. Let congress define the rales nntl the and then within thosp restrict ions lei the president, ag the executive, have power to deal with tho changing ile- nmncls of lrnri> or with the sudden of friendly or un- friendly nations With our nnuxzing de- velopment we cannot he indifferent, to these considerations. Mr, Smith also advocated the up- building of the American merchant, marine. Hon. KoEora Takahlra was the next, speaker and he received u genuirin American welcome, of which he show- ed his appreciation. Col. Henry Wattcrtnn of Kentucky followed, and was greeted with ttireo cheers. Senator TInnna the Insl speaker. Senator Honna ronllned rcinarkti entirely to the question of ship sub- sidy and i he latest bill for that, pur- pose which has been presented Hi grcfift. Ho referred to the fact that tho American nation Is today sunrumo lit the agricultural and Industrial biisl- neen of the world, but Is at I he very lowest In leffarcl to Us merchant ma- rine, lie referred first to the growth of the inrrchnnt marine on the greut lakes and said that this had 'been ac- complished, first by our natural ad- vantages find second by the protection Klven by the United Statw govern- ment. NIOAKAOUAN CANAL HILL. Outline of IMufisnro Prepared Sonu- tor Morgan. Washington, Dec. Mor- gan today Introduced a providing for the construction for tho Nicaragua ranal. The bill provided an asEragato of. of which ia made immediately and of which eum such amounts as are necessary to bo appropriated by congress from time to time. Tha con- trol of the c.xnal and of tho canal belt is vested In a board of eight citizens the United States, In addition to the secretary of war, who la to be presi- dent. These members of the board aro to he paid a ealary of a year each and they are to be chosen regardless of, political affiliations. There is a pro-' vision authorizing the establishment of a regiment from the regular army on the canal belt to guard. It properly, and courts also are authorized conformabla to the powers granted by the govern- nients of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. There is also apiovislor. making three, divisions of the canal during the con- struction, and there is to be a chief en- gineer and two assistants on each di- vision, the chief to receive a salaiy of and the assistants Unite on Hamtbrongh Bill. Washington, Dec. a confer- ence of the senators and repreeenta- tives Interested in legislation for the irrigation of arid lands it was de- termined to make the Newlands bill the basis of action, and. this measure is now being perfected for united support. It provides that the proceeds of the sales of public Forestry association was held in thj lands shall be set ?sirle as y fund for rooms of the asriculturul department. arid, lands' reclamatioa and irrigation. of tho Afrlvau London, Dec. Kitchener, in a dispatch from Pretoila dated Monday, Dt'Cfmbcr reports that the result of tho week's work is thlrty-ono killed, Ki2 made piisoners, thirty-rive sur- rendered, and quantities of supplies cap- tured. By advancing the line of block In tho eastern part of the Transvaal Lord KItchpncr N now able for tho first time to carry out systematic and oon- tlnuo'is operations in the vicinity o! Ermelo. Bethal and Cnrolinn. Columns have cleared the soutliern dis- tricts of Orange Tliver colony and ara now operating northward of the Thaba- Inchu line. The Boers ore still in force In the ex-i trcmo west of Cape Colony. They aro there commanded by Maritz. who re- cently attacked Tontellbosehkop. Tha Eoers were driven off and Jiaritz was severely wounded. WEATHER FORECAST. Washington, Dec. Iowa: Clondy ami colder Wednelday and northerly NEWSPAPER! iWSPAPERI   

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