Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 24, 1898, Page 7, Image 7

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The Big Rug Sale 16th and Douglas The Big Rug Sals
Omaha ,
which we prepared i'or you which \vo prepared for yo
begins today. U.lRtW&SOIS . begins today.
Jackets , Capes , Suits , Furs
This sale and display consists of a mag
nificent array of fashionable apparel for
ladies' misses' and children's wear. It in
cludes some of the most stylish garments and
costumes some from Europe as well as
some that are the finest specimens of Ameri
can workmanship such as tailor made suits ,
fine jackets , capes , cloaks splendid furs ,
tea gowns , waists , skirts , etc. all at prices
which are within reach of any lady , and
much lower priced than like qualities could
be found elsewhere.
Wo have just received a lot of SUITS in brown Scotch
tweeds , latest cut jackets lined with silk , skirts S * C& $ !
with good quality cotton taffeta , price Saturday "SswO
Kersey Jackets , all
lined with silk and all staple
colors , regular $8 and SI2 val
ues , for this sale § 4.98 and
Collarettes in full skin
astrakhan , also
in combination
of chinchilla
and electric seal ,
special for today
Handsome plush Capes
in all lengths , nmde of genu
ine Salt's plush and London
dyed , values from § 6 to $10 ,
go in this sale at $2.25 , § 3.98 ,
$4.98 and § 7.50.
$2.25. . $3.98 , $4.98 , $7.50
Latest patterns in Go f
Capes , with and without
Spanish flounces , go at $9.98
and $12.50.
Men of a Mutual Insurance Association
Gather for Consultation.
Mayor Moored llldn Them Welcome on
Itcprencntittlv < * H of ( lie I'linh unil
that Han Made the
Desert n I'araillne.
The headquarters of 'the ' Western Travel
ers' Accident association will be moved to
Omaha from Grand Island , Neb. , where they
have been located since the founding ot the
organization In 1S92. The change will 'take '
place the first of the year. This move was
determined on at the afternoon session yes
terday , after a long discussion Involving the
relative advantages of locating such an asso
ciation In a largo city and In a small one.
The change was finally authorized by un al
most unanimous vote.
The sixth annual meeting of the Western
Travelers' Accident association was opened
yesterday morning at 10 o'clock In the coun
cil chamber , city hall , with ISO members In
attendance. The association Is not confined
to the western states , as tbo name would In-
dlcate , but drummers from many states ot
the union are on Its roll of membership and
several have come from a great distance to
attend the meeting
C. S. Strccter of Omaha , president of the
association , called the meeting to order.
Mayor Frank E. Moores delivered a short
address of welcome and presented the boys
with the golden keys of the city , saying In
part :
I know of no body of men who ought to
be more cordially welcome to our city than
the traveling men. At least this should be
true of every live , progressive city , and that
ds the kind of a town Omaha claims to be.
Wo are glad to see you because you repre-
* unt the thrift , the commercial activity and
the general prosperity of the times nnd we
feel that you are In a largo measure re
sponsible for these conditions. Only a few
years ugo depression , business stagnation
nnd bankruptcy were present on qvery hand ,
caused by lack of confidence. Traveling men
were culled off ths road. But after the dark
night of financial gloom the light of return
ing confidence began to break , presaging
better times. Enthusiasm and confidence
nro contagious and I believe that the travel
ing men , with their cheerful faces and worm
handshakes , had a grent deal to do with has
tening the return of prosperity.
I congratulte you gentlemen on the splen
did business condition now prevalent In all
parts of the country. About a year ago
many pjrsons urged the exposition manage
ment to secure statuary for the grounds
whl h should Illustrate the history of the
trcnsmUslsslppl states and a heroic sized
Indian In the net of spearing buffalo met
with popular favor. Were I asked to name
a subject , I should suggest a traveling man ,
grip In band , In the act of rushlnu to catcli
n train. He would express the life , the en
ergy , the push and the enthusiasm which
have transformed the great American desert
Into a patadlso nnd peopled It with the most
progressive and Intelligent people on the
face of the earth.
At the close of his address tbo mayoi
presented the keys to the city to President
'strceter , who accented them on behalf ol
the association , saying that by Monday the
knlcbts ot the grip would have the town
decorated with the national colors. They
would put on the first coat , red , tonight ;
tomorrow the second , white , at tbo White
City ; and Sunday the prevalent hue would
be blue. Ho then delivered to the associa
tion the president's annual address , reviewIng -
Ing briefly the history of the association
Blnco Its organization , September 24 , 1802
tbo cost of membership and tbo advantage :
to be obtained therefrom and the benefit !
of tbo emergency fund. He called upon the
members to each constitute themselves i
500 Skirts iu all styles and
colors , choicest pattern ? , on tale athnlf
rocrular price , mudo of cheviot , clays ,
brllllantlnos , Sicilian and English
novelties , in prices from $1.03 to 82o.
We also carry a full line of
Suits , Jackets and Cupes
in the latest nove ties at
prices from $12.50 to $75.
committee of ono to see that all just claims
are allowed and none that are unjust.
Tel owing ho ai d ess of PresI ent Strccter
the report of the expert accountant was read ,
showing that the association Is In excel
lent financial condition nnd that the treas
urer's books during 'the year ending Sep
tember 22 , 1898 , have been kept with strict
est accuracy. The report showed that the
total receipts during the year were $14,344.57.
The dlsbursemments were $13,981.28. In
the fund tha report showed that the receipts
were $4,920 , the dlsbursament-i JT.iO , leav
ing n balance in the emergency fund of $1-
170 , and the total balance In the treaiury ? ! , -
533.59. Tbo reports ot the Uiainmin of the
executive board and the sec rotary were
passed until the autumn session.
F. E. Haley of Des Molnes , secretary of
the Iowa State Travelers' association , was
called uoon and save a short talk on th
relations existing between that society and
the Western Travelers' Accident assoclatlor.
The president then announced the follow
Ing committees :
Nominating committee , M. Meyer , O. S.
Tostevln and Cal Diamond ; committee on
amendments , J. L. Huston , E. E. Elliott
and O. II. Miller ; committee on resolutions ,
H. W. Curtis , J. H. Wlntersteen nnd R. S.
Seun ; committee on miscellaneous subjects ,
L. W. Garoutte , J. Rogers and B. Joseph.
The secretary's report was the first order
of business. It showed that the total ad
mitted during the year was 624. Deducting
from this the number of losses by lapses ,
deaths , cancellations and resignations tbo
net Increase was 130 , making the present
enrollment 1,717. There are members In
thirty-eight states. Nebraska , Kansas , Iowa
and Illinois furnish 1,101. There has been
collected during the year $13,900 , of which
$9,917.93 has been returned In benefits.
An amendment to the constitution was
offered opening the membership to employers
and jobbers , but after much discussion It
was decided ithat for the present It would
be more advantageous to the organization
for the membership la be limited to drum
mers only.
The nominating committee recommended
the following officers for the coming year
and they wore elected unanimously : U. U.
Streetor of Omaha , president ; J. II. Rogeiti
ot Fremont , vlco president ; A. L. Sheetz ot
Grand Island , secretary and treasurer. The
new members on the executive board will
be : W. H. Butts of Omaha , F. H. Garroa
of Council Bluffs and H. W. Curtis. It was
decided i'.o hold the next annual meeting
at Lincoln , Neb.
Indian Co life re net * .
ROSEBUD , S. D. , Sect. 23. ( Special. )
One of the largest and most Interesting
gatherings of Indians Is now at Rosebud.
It Is tbo annual conference ot the Indian
Congregational and Presbyterian churches.
About 3,000 are now In camp. For four
days there has been an Institute. The
lectures have been given by the white mis
sionaries. About seventy-five attended these
lectures. The remainder of the week wilt
be occuoled In discussions by the Indians
on topics of Tltal Interest to their develop
ment and church life. The camp Is sit
uated on a large table near Little White
river and 1,000 tents are seen In a large
circle. A largo pine bower Is used as a
mooting place , with a seating capacity ot
2,000. Each tribe la camped together and
at evening and morning groups of 100 or
moro may be seen at prayers.
lloji Wer < * to Illume.
RAPID CITY , S. D. , Sept. 23. ( Special. )
Rev. 0. S. Clevenger has recently re
turned to his home In this city from Camp
Thomas , where be has been with Qrlgsby'a
regiment as chaplain. In an Interview
with the chaplain it Is learned that the
wholt-sale condemnation ot the officers and
surgeons Is entirely wronc. One great
trouble was that Camp Thomas was estab
lished with the Intention of keeping the
troops there only a few days. The boys
were greatly to blame themselves on the
We have prepared a charm
ing surprise in this depart
ment which is undoubtedly
the largest , grandest and fin
est fall millinery display ever
assembled in one house It
occupies an entire floor
Our artists have just returned
from the east with a galaxy
of beautiful creations which
totally eclipse and out-class all former displays
there are models from Virot Camille R oger ,
Caroline Reboux , Loys , Paul Verot et Bertha
and Jesse , etc. In addition to this elaborate
display we will place on sale over 2,000 newnobby , stylish ef
fects the productions of our own work rooms.
Handsome Velvet Hats
Trimmed in the newest fall style
3 c
Nobby Street Hats , stylishly trimmed from $2,50 $ to $7,50
Snowin Grand Bof Trimmed Walking Hats
and Sailors , Untrimmed Hats ,
Fancy Feathers
and Millinery Novelties-
Trimmed k
The Roosevelt hat and Military hat , all
trimmed with ribbons , ready to wear
on sale at
75cand each
start for poor sanitary conditions. When
they began to get sick the civilian sur
geons , appointed as army surgeons , did not
know the requirements of an army hospital
nor did they know where to got the ne
cessities. This Is the compliment that Colonel
nel Grlgsby pays to Chaplain Clevenger :
"He Is a model chaplain. I have never seen
an army chaplain who could approach him
In energy , kindliness and constant care
for his men. He was Idolized by all the
men and saved the lives of many. "
Colorndo'H Experiment In Thin Direc
tion Xol SlUlNfncitory.
DENVER , Sept. 23. ( Special. ) The Indi
cations are that a movement will be In
augurated before the next assembly meets
providing for a revival of the death punish
ment law. Ever xslnco executions were
abolished two years ago there has been
a crying dcmiind from some quarters that
the old law bo reinstated as soon as possible
In order that the epidemic of crime that
seems Imminent could be checked. Ill some
of the San Juan counties and In the Cripple
Creek district , It Is claimed by adherents
of the hangman's noose , there has been a
wanton disregard of human life by robbera
and desperadoes on account of the abolish
ment of capital punishment and It looks like
there would bo a concerted effort on the
part of the supporters of the law to have
It made effective again.
The Doard of Charities and Corrections
has been engaged for some tlmo past In
collecting statistics In criminology and the
Increase or decrease of crime In the various
counties for the years 1897 and 1S9S , bat
owing to the failure of a number of counties
to report the figures are yet In an Incomplete
state. Figures In all the more Important
counties , excepting Arapahoe and El Paso ,
are In , however , and , contrary to the expec
tations and against the arguments of the
people who think hanging Is the best thing
to lessen crime , the aggregate shows that
there has been no Increase In murder since
the law was abrogated. In several of the
counties crime has actually decreased , which
has compensated , for the Increase of It In
the southwestern counties.
Whether this Is the ultimate result of the
doing away with the death penalty or Is
only the result of circumstances is not
definitely known. Thu anti-capital punish
ment people claim It Is the former. They
hold that Imprisonment for life has more
terrors for a man with murder In his heart
than death by hanging and on this point
they will make their argument If the matter
Is brought before the coming legislature.
Arapahoe and El Paso counties , It Is be
lieved , will show a much more bloody record
for the last two years than for any corresponding
spending period except during frontier days ,
though nothing definite on this point Is
yet In the hands of the Board of Charities ,
This board Itself Is divided on the ques
tion of capital punishment. About three of
the members oppose It , while the other
half of the board will put Its stamp of ap
proval on any effort to revive the old law.
Former Attorney General Engley was the
father of the bill abolishing capital punish
ment In the lower house In 1S97. He Is a
candidate for re-election this year and If ho
Is chosen for a seat In the bouse his friends
announce that he will put up a vigorous light
In behalf of a continuance of the present
In order to make the fear of the criminal
moro Intense , the anti-hanging class may
Introduce legislation taking away the par
doning power In all capital cases , thus In
suring every person a life term In the pen
itentiary who receives a sentence of that
nature. With such a law U is claimed there
would be absolutely no need of capital pun
ishment , as the positive declaration that
first degree murderers would spend the bal
ance of their days In prison would have
a better moral effect on criminals than the
black cap and noose etarlng them In the
Electricity Will Dispel the Darkness from
His Majesty's Eoute.
Novel IdciiN Adopted by City Elec
trician ShnrlK In AVorltlnif Out
the DettillH for Street UnlitM
Uiirliiir Ciirnlvul Week.
The street Illuminations during the
Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben carnival this year
will be the finest that have happened since
King Sampson took up his abode in this
city. Not only has the city council ap
propriated $500 more money for the purpose ,
the total being $3OCO , and thus permitted
more decoration , but City Electrician Sburlg
has added a few new-fangled Ideas to his
plan that will make the Illuminations pret
tier and more effective.
The principal change will bo In the form
of the decorations on the street corners.
In past years festoons have been strung
diagonally across Intersections. Thin
year the decorations will consist of
arches. Early In the year the
city electrician wanted the business
men to erect light steel arches across the
streets , but this Idea was turned down
on account of the expense. He has worked
out this plan as far as practicable. Four
high arches of wire are strung at each
Intersection. On each of these will be placed
forty Incandescent lamps , or a total of 160
on each corner. In the past but llfty lights ,
or twenty-five on each of the festoons , com
prised the corner decorations. Moreover ,
the height of the arches has enabled the
city electrician to attach lamps to an electric
wlro of high voltage. The result will be
that the lights will be as bright as those
In any of the stores of the city. Their
voltage will be ICO , whereas last year they
were of about ninety volts. As In the past
years the Incandescent lights will be strung
along the fildo of the streets in the same
The same route as last year will bo pur
sued. On Sixteenth the lights will stretch
from Cum Ing to Howard , on Fourteenth and
Fifteenth streets from Capitol avenue to
Howard , on Farnam street from Tenth to
Eighteenth , on Douglas from Tenth to Six
teenth and on Eighteenth to Douglas , Tbero
will be about 100 extra arc lights , located
on Sixteenth from Cumlng to Chicago and
on the two lower blocks of Farnam and
Douglas. All the other Illumination will be
by Incandescent lamps. A total of 4,500 of
the latter will be used as against 3,000 used
last year.
Workmen have been engaged for several
days In stringing the wires. Every Hue
will be In shape to receive the lamps by
the end of next week and on Friday before
carnival week City Electrician Shu rig ex
pects to have everything ready.
Hook Not I'p to Oinnlm'M Komi.
Mayor Moores will veto the appropria
tion of about $600 passed by the city coun
cil to pay the cost of publishing In book
form the annual reports of the city offi
cials. Ho does this because he Is dissat
isfied with the book.
"U Is a disgrace for the city to publish
such a report , " he says. "Every other city
of the size of Omaha has a report fully
four times as large and complete In crery
way. This report , on the other hand , Is
In no sense complete. The council set
aside a certain number of pages for each
department and the reports were cut down
to fit Into the space allowed. For example ,
the maps nad plans that accompanied the
city engineer's report , which were the most
i Important portions of the document , were
Begins Today.
The greatest rug sale ever in the west. All the rugs
from the Philadelphia manufacturer , retiring from business ,
are now on sale. All the week wo ha\e been telling yon
about them now they are here , come and see them.
All the SMALL MATS , made from Velvet ,
Moquette and Wilton Carpet ,
go at 25c each
All the LARGE A1ATS , one yard long and 27
inches wide handsomely fringed on both ends
go at 59c each
All the two yard long SMYRNA RUGS ,
Velour Hugs , Moquettc Rugs , Gobelin Hugs ,
and Wilton lings , worth up to § 8.50 , go at
$1.25 each
SMYRNA RUGS , etc that generally sell up
to $4.50 , go at 81.59 each all in the newest
and most handsome patterns
All the large two yards long , one yard wide
HEAVY MOQUEiTE RUGS , best grade
Sedan Smyrna Rugs , worth up to $7.50 , go
tit . C IC 11
VM * * 'O < * * * * *
s That are Room Sizes
All the 9x12 Smyrna Rugs , all rich , hand
some colors same on both sides
go at $9.98 each worth
$20.00 / '
All the MOOUETTE RUGS-8-3xlO-6 size-
worth $25,00 and $35.00 go at $15.00
BH9u6"UJ | bSiTpOlS Immense lot of made-up carpets , in
all sizes , styles and qualities , made from Royal Wilton
Carpet , Gobelin Carpet , Extra Velvet Carpet , Mo-
quette Carpet , etc. , in prices ranging from $5.00 to $25.00 ,
which in some instances is less than one-fourth real value. If
any of these lit your room you can secure an immense bargain.
Yon ulioiilil lny In n nnpply of carpet nt thin mile , an never attain mny
ncli an opportunity occur. Sale bcRlnit promptly at 8 o'clock. Special
help haii been provided and nil will be waited on with promptness and
thrown out. It Is much the same with )
other reports. As a consequence the book
Is worse than useless. I am so ashamed
of It that I will not send It to any city In
the country. "
Chinese Mliilatcr toVn lilnBloi
Talks Concerning the Develop- I
iiicntu In III * Country. I
WASHINGTON , Sept. 23. The Chinese
minister , Mr. Wu Ting Fang , today received
a cable dispatch from the Chinese foreign
office giving the text of the edict Issued by
the emperor , In which , owing to the critical
condition of Chinese affairs , he calls back to
power the empress dowager and commits to
her hands the direction of the vast affairs
of the empire. The edict , freely translated
from the cipher cable , ls as follows : j
Now that China is disturbed and there Is
need that all business shall be well done ,
we , the emperor , agitated from morning to
evening for the welfare of all affairs nnd
fearful lest errors may occur , observing from
th'j beginning of the reign of Tung Chi that
the empress dowager had twice given In
structions to the emperor , each time with In-
nal ability and success , so we now , consid
ering the Important Interests of the em-
plru. have begged the empress dowager to
glvu in the emperor the benefit of her wise
experience. The dowager empress has been
pleased to accede to this request. Therefore ,
It Is to the good fortune of the. whole em
pire that this auspicious event la brought
about. From today the empress dowager
conducts the business In the Imperial apart
ments and on the 8th day of the present
month ( Chinese calendar , meaning today ,
English calendar ) we will take all the
princes and ministers to perform the rcre-
mony In the Chin Chung palace. Let the
Yamen ( foreign ofllce ) prepare that the cere
mony be performed with fitting honors.
The Chinese minister was seen at the le
gation today and talked freely concerning
the edict. Ho said there was no secrecy
about U , nothing to Indicate that It was a
triumph of one clement over another and
that Us essential purpose was to strengthen
China hcrsolf at the time "hen Ff-rtous
foreign problems were presented. It was
qult'e natural , ho said , that the dowager
empress should be called to the aid of the
emperor , owing to the dynastic reasons.
The present dowager has survived three
dynasties , beginning with that of Emperor
Hslen Fung She was the second wife of
the emperor and bore him a son , Tung Chi ,
who , on the death of his father , became em
peror. The latter was nn Infant ruler and
the mother and now dowager empress di
rected for him the vast off-.lrs of fr em
pire. On his death without Issue the em
press elected her nephew , i\ang .iu , to
become the emperor and h's rolrn now
In progrers. Ho was a child when bo took
the throne twcnuy-four jcars ago and up
to nine years ago the dowager directed af
fairs for him , acting much as the queen
regent of Spain acts for the boy king. It
Is this dowager empress who Is now re
called to the active assistance of the em
peror , " { his , t'he Chinese minister points
out , Is a natural move toward the strength-
| cnlng of the hands of the emperor , giving
him that same aid which the dowager cm-
press gave him while the fiupe.oi auu his
predecessor were Infant rulers.
Concerning the report that the empress'
return to power was a coup d'etat favorable
to Kuss'la , the minister says be does not con
sider 'he move favorable to any power as
against another. Its effect , be says , would
bo toward strict Impartiality in China's
treatment of Ituesla , Qreat Britain , Ger
many , France , the United States , Japan and
the world nt large. During the former
regency of the empress she bad shown
marked friendship for tbi English , so that
In the opinion of the minister It was un
fair to presume that she had English preju
dices. As to Its effect upon LI Hung Chang ,
the minister says the dowager empress bad
long admired the rumed ability of the old
statesman , but bo did not think this would
result In the return of LI to the foreign
office , from which post he was recently re
lieved , owing , It was understood , to for
eign Influences. It Is probable , the min
ister believes , that Prince LI will continue
In his nominal post as Imperial secretary.
When asked If China had the strength to
resist dismemberment by foreign powers ,
Mr. Wu Ting Fan said :
"I am confident China will remain Intact ,
and I am glad to note that your late min
ister to China , Mr. Denby , has the same
opinion. China has the native resources ,
wealth and population to mnko her strong
within herself. It should not bo overlooked
that some of the foreign Influences , such
as concessions for railways , etc. , will benefit
and develop China far more than they can
benefit ixny foreign country. These conces
sions will tap the rich Interior of China ,
give highways for the products now con
fined to the Interior and carry them to out
side markets. "
Would Pnrclinne mill Irrigate Mil oh
Colorado Arid Land.
DENVER , Sept. 23. ( Special. ) The su
gar trust Is reaching out Its hand for more
Colorado real estate. Attorneys for the big
monopoly have presentedan , application for
the purchase of about 12",000 acres of state
school land situated In the eastern rain
belt counties. The land Is located high and
dry above the water , and It Is claimed that
it will cost a fortune to Irrigate It , so far
Is the tract away from streams. The tract
comes under the head of grazing land and
usually sells at a minimum of $2.50 and a
maximum price of $3.CO per acre.
The sugar trust proposes to buy this tract
If It can do so as grazing land , though In
reality it will bo agricultural land before
the corporation gets through with It. The
object of the trust In getting hold of so
much IB to commence the culture of sugar
beets on a large scale. The land board It
self Is somewhat divided on the question
of disposing of It by sale.
Several of the members think that the old
policy of holding the remaining school do
main Intact should bo' adhered to In this
case , while two or three of them believe
It would retard the progress of a great and
profitable Industry , that of beet sugar grow
ing , If the application for a sale Is denied.
The trust Is not willing to lease or rent
lands , but wants a clear title to every acre It
proposes to place under cultivation.
The Twin Lakes reservoir lands are now
practically under the control of the trust ,
and the attorneys say that all of the Idle
lands will be sown In sugar beets In a very
short time. In case the 12,000 acres applied
for today Is sold , It Is stated that the com
pany will begin the construction of Immense
reservoirs on the tract within the nevt
year and that the entire plot will be In
cultivation shortly afterward. Platt Rogers
will lay the proposition of Sugar Magnate
_ Scarlcs before the board and will present
'a host of arguments In support of It.
Regiaier Paddock of the land board said
that ne for ono favored selling the land.
"We may hold It for fifty years and never
get an offer of any kind , If wo don't take
advantage of this opportunity , " ho said.
"This land will never be of any use to the
state from a revenue standpoint , as nobody
cares to take a lease on land that ls miles
and miles from water In every direction ,
with absolutely no hope of securing Irriga
tion without the expenditure of millions ,
Another thing , I think the sugar beet Indus
try should bo encouraged In every manner
possible , and If we refuse these people lands
when they want them they will aurcly put
a check on any capital that they propose
to send to the state , "
Storiiin on tinllnltlo. . .
MEMMKU Prussia , Sept. 23. Heavy
storms are prevailing In the Baltic ecu nml
120 fishermen have been drowned betv/t'er ;
Polangen and Labeau , seaport town * ut the
province of Courland , Prussia
Lace Cur tains
From the Custom House ,
For nearly a week the sale lias been going
on ; ( ho excitement was Intense , because
bargains were great. After a week's ( telling
the bargains today arc as big ns they o\cr
were. There were $15,000 worth of lace cur
tains on special Bale nt ono time.
For Saturday wo place on Bale nearly
6.000 pnlr of
Fine Lace Curtains
thr.l liavo novel- boon shown bf-foro. Wo
mnko Saturdaytho
grandest day of the
sale rcmoinbor ull
the curtains go tit $ U.f > 0
per pair
There Is only ono price , all the fiuo
high class
Brussels Effects , Not
tingham Irish Point
and other high oluss norolty
worth many tlmo- the
price , but for Saturday
$2.50 per puir
Grand Special Sale
From a well-known Now York manufac
turer we buy his entire stock on haniJ of
Tapestry Portieres. Never were there such
a quantity of flno portieres placed on sale
at one time. Wo have divided them Into lots
niul put prices on them that arc bound to
mnko Saturday nn immcnso portiere day.
All the Portieres
worth up to J3.GO pnlr go
in ono big lot at $1.08. . . .
All the flno $5.00
- > ox CH large and wide
go ut $2.08 pair
All the finest extra heavy
-Derby Curtains
Ottoman ribbed , heavy <
f ringed top and bottom , !
worth from S7.GO to $10 '
pair ail the now colors ,
( jo Saturday at
$3.08 pair ,
Commission Appointed by the Council
Takes Hold of Ita Work.
Captain Haze Made Actinic Chief nml
Clerk WclnhiiiiH Continued lu
Ofllce Diirlne the Interim
1'cndlnir Reorganization.
The now Board of Fire nnd Police Com
missioners held a meeting yesterday and ,
unlike meetings which have occurred ot
other boards In many years past , It was
comparatively harmonious and business
like. All the members were present , as
follows : Mayor Frank E. Moores , C. J.
Karbach , Dr. Victor H. Coffman , Peter W.
Blrkhauser and M. H. Collins.
Almost Immediately after the board waa
called to order Chief Qallacher was sent
for and was made acquainted with the new
situation and bis resignation requested.
This was promised at any time the board
wished It nnd ho was given until Monday
In which ( o flic the written docm.u > nt.
The board adopted a formal resolution ,
citing the decision ot the supreme court and
the writ of ouster and taking possession
of the ofllco and all the records.
Clerk Wclshans was sent out after Chief
Gallagher and when that officer appeared
Mayor Moores told him the new board
wished to treat him In a gentlemanly man
ner , but felt that the chief realized It would
bo unpleasant for himself and the board
for him to continue as chief and requested
that ho resign the position.
Mr. Gallagher replied that he had never
attempted to hold on to un otllce nftur It
had been called for and he wai willing to
glvo his reslpnctton as chief : u nny time
the board wanted It. He asked If It should
bo banded In at once or at some future
tlmo and the mayor told him It would dn
to have It In by Monday. The chief then
thanked the board and the board thanked
the chief and the latter withdrew.
A resolution was passed directing that
Captain Haze take charge of the duties of
the chief upon \Mr. Gallagher's resignation
and to report nt the chief's ofllce at once.
The chief was also directed to place an
other officer In charge of the police at the
exposition to take the place ot Captain
W. J. Welshans wag directed to continue
acting as clerk for the board till further
notice and adjournment was taken until
next Monday evening at 9 o'clock.
Iti-vlval lii .Mining IiidiMtry.
BOULDEIl , Colo. , Sept. 23. ( Special )
The Ktlton Reduction company has pur
chased 100 per cent more ore during the
last six months than during the same period
of tlmo last year. The estimate of Charles
Snyder , rcpresentatlvo of the company , of
the output of Boulder county will bo fully
$300,000 $ greater than the output of a year
ago. And this , In splto of the shutting down
of the Utlca mine on account of heavy devel
opment work , begun since the lire.
Caribou district Is getting Into excellent
shape for shipments and great things may
bo expected of the old camp hereafter. Con
siderable ere is being shipped flora Caribou.
lliilili-KoMT H.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 23. It Is stated at
the War department that Lieutenant Colonel
nel Bush S , Huldckopor , who was chief surgeon -
geon at Camp Thomas , has forwarded hit
resignation and has been granted an honorable -
able discharge. He vtaa appointed front
i Pennsylvania.