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THE OMAHA DAILY ItEEt MONDAY, FE11KUAUY 17, 1002.
OMAHA GETS BIG CONTRACT
Tfcia Market Will tgpplj Mat far Ionian
UNDERBIDS CHICAGO AND KANIAl CITY
Will Be .Cared and Parkrt at Cad-
hy's lader RpHal liyrTlaloB
f ConnlHir; Officer
The first bid opened la Omaha for meat
for tbe army In the Philippines demon
strated the wtadoni of that move on (he
(art of the government, as an Omaha packer
made prices which won for him the award
for all of the ham and for half of the
canned beef required at thin time.
Word from Chicago received Sunday
n-ornlng Is to the effect that the Cudahy
Pscklng company, on a bid of $11.80 pet
100 pound, was given a contract for supply
ing 10,000 pounds of hams, and on an offer
of 24 cents per can, was given an order for
15,000 cans of beef, one-halt the quantity
needed. ' Tbe figures of the other bidders
were not given, but on the beef they must
have been lesa than 25 cents per can, for
at that figure, th Cudahy company offered
to supply the second 15,000 pounds.
As soon as tbe official papers arrive the
assistant, commissary officer of the depart
ment. Captain W. R. Drove, will take
charge of the work at the packing bouee
and inspect each piece of meat Intended
for the soldiers. He will watch each change
and certify that every process required haa
beeo csrrled out according to the specifica
tions. This Is done to make certain that
the meat will stand tbe climate of tbe
tropics and that It wilt remain wholesome
WOMAN'S JACKET BETRAYS HER
Id Trvctdal Arrte4 on 'hrc of
ricktnv Chrl Uebo'a
Ida Truesdale, alias Mitchell, a young
colored woman, who, the police say, has a
long record as a daring and shrewd petty
thief, Is again lit trouble. Cbrls Llebe of
1419 Bancroft street, whose Focket was
picked Saturday -evening of $15 by a colored
woman, furnished Information to tbe police
which after Investigation led to the arrest
t the Truesdale woman. It appears that
when Lie be discovered he was robbed be
grasped tbo woman's Jacket, which she
Immediately, shed, leaving it and a fascina
tor in bis hands, eJben she ran away.
Tbe police auapeoted the Truesdale woman
and arrested her. Then they brought one of
her female friends to the atatlon and she
Identified tbe Jaoket and fascinator as those
worn by- Ida Truesdale. Yesterday Llebe
Identified her as the womaa who took the
money from bis pocket.
SHOT BY HIS OWN BARTENDER
Casper Stassak Aecldeatally Wounded
la tbt Lt( by "teehea
'. . . .
' ' Casper Stassak, who runs a saloon at
Twenty-fourth and Hickory streets, was ac
cidentally ahot In the calf of bis right leg
last night at 10:30 by 8tephen Cholewtnskl,
bis bartender. The bullet was 38-caliber.
Two men named Vincent Ccerwlnskt .of
Thirtieth . and 8prlng . streets and John
. Nabunty of Twenty-fourth street and Union
Pacific1 tracks, became quarrelsome in the
. saloon and refused to leave. Stassak under
took to quiet them and the bartender fired
the revolver to frighten the men. lie
frightened the men all right, and ahot Stas
Stasiak lives over tbe saloon. The bullet
was not extracted. .
top It !
A ae'gtected cough or cold may lead to
serious bronchial or lung troubles. Don t
take chances when Foley's Honey and Tar
affords . perfect security from serious ef
fects of a cold. -
The . Omaha Retail Grocera' association
win hnl.l a. anecial meeting this evening at
the Commercial club rooms . to listen to
the report of the committee appointed some
time ago to arrange for the purchase of
tw ttim aummtr. It la aaM that the
committee has a good proposition and that
a large number of grocera are expected to
enter the deal,
' A dance was given at the Dellone Saturday-
night, with the compliments of Pro
prietor A. S. Lee and Prof. W. B. Chambers,
who employed the Chambers orchestra,
served refreshments and made It a function
of considerable pretension ana mriii.
Th, -hunrtT-.! nmiiilra were house rueais.
with some outside friends, among whom
were Judge and aire. trnfi i. mcainaun,
xf.L .nj Un Nlakpn. Ma tor Hamner,
Mr. and Mrs. II. L. Whitney, Lieutenant
E. 8. Weatherly. Captain V. U Wills. E. 8.
Kendall and A. H. Merchant.
The Omaha Oun club will hold a club
shoot, fifteen-bird handicap, at the grounda
next Saturday. It Is announced that a new
r.,u win k anfnrrrd at thtt a-rounda here
after and that shooting will begin promptly
at SSiV The manager aaya that when the
mtmrt la mait lata In the clny the bird be-
tcome alow and that It Is dark before ron
testa are over. At the mating of the club
Saturday night the challenge of the AH
Kahraak I mm was accepted and ' the
rim.h. ..ink la now huetllna- for a captain,
The position will probably be offered to
U. r. wrucaer. -
- Elks la t karce at Body.
ktw rnnK Fh. 11 The bodv of Wll
llairt H. Weel. the minstrel. Is expected to
arrive In ltrooklyn tomorrow. Until then,
it is understood, the Kike will not be able
to confer with the family aa to the burial.
The bodv will be taken to the Hike' club
house, according to arrangements made to
night. v T
You can cough yourself right into bron
chitis, pneumonia, or consumption.
. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral quickly cures new
coughs; old coughs, also, even the old, settled
coughs of bronchitis. Your doctor will tell
you more about this.
a bad fearful bad cough which anad m very sick." I beg to taka
Ayer" Cherry Pectoral In a few hours tbs pain left my breast, and toon
Ike coogb. toppod." Joa Causa, littl Rock, Ark,
C. K. ROBINSON IS PRESIDENT
4'oaapaay at Ilea4 of Sn
NEW YORK. Feb. 11 The Vnlted State
Fire Proofing corporation, which was re
cently organised under the laws of tbe
state of New Jersey to tske over clsy manu
facturing plants, with clay and coal mines
In several states, has Just completed Its
permanent organization, having elected the
Charlea K. Robinson, formerly treasurer
of the Barber Aaphalt Paving company of
New York, president; William Lanier of
Washington, now of New York and for
merly of Pittsburg, vice president; H. U.
Lund Is. cashier of the Tradeemen's Na
tional bank, Pittsburg, treasurer, and Byron
Traver of New York City, secretary.
The principal business headquarters of
the new corporation will be In Pittsburg,
BOYS AS COUNTERFEITERS
Tea Javealle Arc Arrested (or Mak.
lagr anil Pa sain a- Bparloae
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 11 On a
charge of counterfeiting, the polloe have
arrested Ernest Mstthews, a 10-year-old
boy. He and ten companions are' alleged
to have received Instructions from an old
man and established a miniature mint near
the North Blrmlnghtm iron furnace, where
they manufactured spurious silver quarters
from crude molds.
Several of the coins were successfully
passed on merchants of the city. . Secret
Service men are working on the case and
mora arrests are expected.
Retail Dry Ooad Iloaee.
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 11 Fire In the
retail 6fj goods house of Brosman Bros.,
No. , Washington atreet, at 12:30 this
morning, completely gutted that establish
ment. For a time the big department
tore of H. P. Waaaon A Co., Immediately
west of Brosman. was threatened, but the
fire was confined to the eetabllehment In
which It originated. The lose la $50,000
on the stork and $15,000 on the building.
Daelness Portloa of Town.
NASHVILLE. Tenn., Feb. 16. About two-
thlrdt of the business portion of Woodbury,
Cannon county, burned today. Loss, $70,
000. The fire forced the long-distance tele
phone operators to move out snd details
are meager. The origin of the fire la un
known. Opera lluuae Block.
CARL JUNCTION, Mo.. Feb. 11 Fire
early today destroyed the opera house
block. Including three stocks of general
merchandise. Loss, $40,000. Mark E. Bnos,
a. miner, waa caught by falling walla and
Hampden 'Wheel Compear. '
SPRINGFIELD. Mass.. Feb. 16. The fac
tory of the Hampden Corundum Wheel
company was damaged by fire this after
noon, causing a loss of about $50,000,
mostly covered by Insurance.
Reataaraat at Carroll.
CARROLL. Ia., Feb. 11 (Special Tele
gram.) Fire destroyed Nestle's restaurant
and confectionery store thla morning. Tbe
origin of the Are Is unknown. Tbe loss ia
$1,800; Insurance, 1500. ; J- "
J. C. Klllamev of Auburn. Neb., la a srueat
at the Dellone.
Georre F. Burr, a Lincoln buerv dealer.
Is at the Murray. .
C. F. Mitchell, a stockman of Creiehton.
lJ at the Murray.
Sheriff A. W. Storm of Sundance. Wvn .
Is at the Merchants.
William Kalaer. a lumberman of Muara-
tine, la.. Is In Omaha on business.
Edward Roaewatee of The Bee left laet
night on a buslnesa trlD to New York and
W. B. Price, an attorney of Lincoln, re
turning from a vUlt In the east, la at the
T. F. 'Camnbell of Ilvmnli r it a
Case of Btockvlllo and A. E. Mahon are
amona- neorasaans registered at the Mer
chants. Manaeer C. If. Rhafr nf ih ri n-a
la entertaining his stater. Miss Mary liu-
pont. of the Orpheum bill, during her
ww eiiBagnieni nere.
Major Frank L. Dndila. turfa-a arivni
of the Department of the Mlsaouri, returned
Dunaay morning rrora Anna, 111., where he
was called by the serious Illness of his
Albert A. Honey of Reattla. Wmh . la In
Omaha, on hie way to Chicago In connec
tion with his magnetic traction device.
Recent practical working teats In Seattle
nave aemonatraiea me correctness of Mr,
B. C. Clements of Portland. Ore., sneclal
agent of the rural free delivery service of
the PostoRlce department, who has been
Inspecting routes at York. Neb., is In the
city. He was formerly stationed at Omaha
in ine railway man aervice.
George A. Benedict, who alnce last Au
gust haa been a clerk on the Omaha and
Ogden railway poatal route, left last night
for San Francisco, whence he will Droceed
to the Philippines, to-take a no It ton in the
departmental service of the Inlands. Mr.
Benedict entered the service of the United
dtate from Lincoln In IS. The assie-n
ment to the Philippine aervice Is at his own
Dr. H. M. McClanahan of 1J11 North
Fortieth street was called to Alexia.
small town near Bloomlngton, III., yester
day by a telegram announcing the death
of his father, who was a prominent physl
ntan of Mereer county and 7s veara old
Dr McClanahan will be absent from Omaha
three or four days. Of hla Immediate family
the only survivors now are the doctor and
hla brother Archibald, an attorney of Chi
cago, hla mother having died five years
ago and his slater two years ago.
J. C AYTH CO., La-yen, Maae.
ISNES CONCERT A TRIUMPH
End at Eojd Theater lesrei Ksauikabla
rCRFECT ORGANIZATION UNDER CONTROL
Ckaaaea la laetrameatatloa aad La
ratloa glare Last Vlalt Her Rriig
Aboat Woaderfal Resalta la
' Tanlc Effect a.
Innes, who comes to us as regularly as
tbe seasons; who brings us new delights
with each recurring visit; who honors
Omaha always by his personal friendship;
charmed a few oh. so few of his personal
friends yesterday afternoon and evening at
the Boyd. Why the theater was aot packed
Is not clear. Certainly If tbe people had
appreciated the merits of the great or
ganization of which Innes is the visible
head and controlling spirit, not an available
space in all-the vast theater would have
been vacant. Aa It was, some paltry hun
dreds listened to two of the best-balanced
programs ever arranged, rendered by the
best band ever In Omaha.
The world has loat a bandmaster and
gained a musical leader since 189$.
Matinee Program Enjoyable.
At the matinee yesterday Innes was re
minded that ho still had friends In Omaha.
The tudtence was smsll, but remarkable
appreciative and discriminating, many of
Omaha's best known musical people being
noted In attendance, and how thoroughly
they enjoyed the lavlehnees with which they
were served can best be attested by the
statement that never ao few pairs of bands
made that great theater ring as did theee.
It the leader had had aay doubt of the
fealty of his Omaha friends, one little Inci
dent dispelled it. When the seventh num
ber changed from the sweet Moskowsky
serenade to "Love Is King," the first few
bars of that popular march were played
amid such a spontaneous outburst of ap
plause aa must have affected even Its com
poser. The program was chosen with that
rare good taste that has always marked
Innes In this respect, and In a way to bring
out most forcibly the capabilities of hla or
ganisation. Lassen's "Feat" overture, the
Bach-Gounod "Ave Maria," and the "Danae
Macabre" preceded Rubensteln'a "Kam-
menol Ostrow," that wonderfully expres
sive descriptive fantasy. This number was
especially effective, the new instrumenta
tion of the band showing here for the first
time at its full value. Innes has conquered
the bass, and now pours It forth In the
softest of sweet, melody as a support to his
arrangement of reeds, thus giving the
Rubensteln masterpiece an effect that Is a
real triumph. His clarinets, piccolos,
flute and bassoons blend with oboes, cor
nets, altos and aaxaphones so completely
that one with the utmost difficulty .only
may distinguish an Individual Instrument.
Innes takea his tempo with remarkable
judgment, too, giving just the desired ef
fect. Mr. Kryl's cornet solo, the "Inflammatus"
from Rossini's "Stabat Mater," was de
cided triumph. Three time did the cor
netlst respond to the call, and again and
again did he bow to the enthusiast who
so thoroughly enjoyed his tone-making. The
vocal soloists are artists,' but there will
always b a division of opinion ss to the
value of grand opera arias sang In street
The afternoon program closed with a
delicate tribute to Omaha, the "Old Glory
quickstep, written by Dr. Baetens. Its stir'
ring measure were quickly recognised and
In tbe evening another evidence of Innes'
skill a a program builder was afforded.
After tbe overture from "Mignon" came a
double number for tbe "wood winds,1
Mendelssohn's "Spring 8ong." and Loraine's
Salome." It is difficult to choose between
these widely varying compositions, tba soft,
sweet strains of tbe one contrasting so
markedly with the bright, quick melody of
the other; but both were rendered with a
touch and precision that left nothing to
be desired, save the Inevitable demand for
n encore. This brought "Tell Me. Pretty
Maiden," by the same- Instruments, the
three selections presenting a wide range
In music, each charming In itself and tbe
combination most delightful.
Mr. Kryl played "Russia," by Levy, and
responded to a oouoie encore, a selection
from "Parsifal" was followed by a double
Innes number, "Cupid's 8tory," a lilting
lntermezsa, and "Prince Charmlpg," a two-
step march, with the hall mark. Vocal
scenes from "Carmen," well sung, par
tioularly the "Toreador," In which Slgnor
Albert!' splendid voice was beard with
pronounced effect, and a descriptive piece
by Innes, with the musical blacksmiths,
closed the evening.
Two splendid programs will be given to
day, at matinee and evening hours.
At the Orpheaaa
Music lovers will find a treat at the Or
pheum this week In the singing of
Katherlna Blood good, who haa but recently
joined the vaudeville forces. Until within
the lsst two years Miss Blood good has ap
peared in concert only. She was heard
here by a tew during tbe Transmisslssippt
Exposition, when she sang at the opening
ceremonies of th Illinois state building.
She possesses a rich contralto voice of un
usually excellent quality and one that shows
the effects of careful training. Sunday ntgbt
she sanv two heavy classical numbers and
aa an encore a pretty little selection, "Th
Low Back Car." She 1 a beautiful woman,
with a charming personality.
Aura's rag picturea possess th merit of
novelty if nothing els. A ragpicker wan
der Into th studio of aa artist In search
of rags. Seeing a blank caavas before him
be proceeds to us tb collection of rag
la bla basket to form som rather natural
pictures. Th Roslnos, old-time favorites,
return with the same act with which they
gained their popularity here. It includea a
number of decidedly difficult acrobatic feats
performed In a novel manner. Era Mudge
doe a bslf-dossa character change with
remarkable rapidity. Each character 1 In
troduced with an appropriate vocal selec
tion. Msry Dupont, assisted by George P.
Baker, offer a pleasing sketch. On ac
count of poor support Mlsa Dupoat Is un
able to get tbe full benefit et tb merit of
the playlet. The three Weatoo do a
genuln old-time variety atunt. consisting
of vocal and Instrumental music and bits of
well chosen comedy. Two girls and a man
constitute tbe trio. Th Faust sisters are a
splendid pslr of fsncy and acrobatic dan
cers. A new lot of klnodrome motion pic
tures. not tb least pleasing feature ef
which is the rapidity with which an sppar
ently skillful operator make on follow
another, thereby eliminating the tedious
watts frequently notieeable during motion
Tb Trocadero thla week ha th "la
Gky Pari" burlesquer. wbo opened a
week's engagement yesterday, playing to
two large auiMeucea. The company present
good vocalists, funny comedians and vaude
ville artists of ability. Tbe olio opeas
with Evans, Devees acl Srans. a clever
trio, who Indulge in sinking and dancing,
followed bv Lata Yokuem. who alnaa aev
eral stug aad siogs them wU. ftievaUo
Is a contortionist, who ties himself In all
kinds of knots. Oil Brown gives an Im
personation of the southern negro. Hlnston
and Brown do a revolving ladder act, which
earned rounds of applause. Warbling and
yodllng as it ought to be waa introduced
by the Hlraehhorns, a trio of singers.
Dalton and Boyle follow In a sketch, en
titled. "Scenes In OM Arkansaw." which
went well with the audience. The Oans-
McOovern fight pictures made a hit. The
performance closes w'th King Charles In
difficult equlllbrlstle tests. The engsge
ment runs the entire week with dally mat
NOTED EVANGELIST DEAD
Rev. GearR Carter FJeeahaaa Vletlna
of Nearalgla ef the
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. !. Rev. George
Carter Needham, noted evangelist, died sud
denly today of neuralgia of the heart. In a
suburb of this city. He returned last week
from a three weeks' evangelistic campaign
through Tennessee and expected shortly to
go to Chicago to preach.
Mr. Needhsm waa born in Ireland about
sixty year ago. At 20 years of age he
gave up a promising buslnesa career In
Dublin to become an evangelist. He toured
England and Ireland mill 1868 with fruit-
ful results and then cam to Boston. H
did pastoral work. In Chicago and lo Canada,
several years, but tb greater part of hi
life ws spent la constant movement from
on part of tho country to another. He
was one of those who co-operated with
Moody and Banker, and when Mr. Moody
died Mr. Needbera was looked upon aa being
tbe available man to . carry on tbe work
of that noted 'evangelist. A few years ago,
accompanied by his wife, he visited Japan
and China, where he preached and taught
Mr. Needham wrot much on bible
themes. Among his best known work are:
"The Spiritual Life," "Shadow and Sub-
stances," "Conflict and Courage" and
He contributed to magazlnea and papers
and one of his little books, "Father
Waffle." has reached a circulation of 600,000.
He is survived by a widow and two sons.
Three of Mr. Needham's brother are
L, Srhlesloger, Aastrlan oldler.
ATLANTA, Ga.. Feb. 16. Leopold Schte-
finger, at on time a member of the per
sonal bodyguard of Emperor Francis Joseph
of Austria and a veteran of tho war be
tween Italy and Austria, died In this city
today at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Ralph Victor. While serving in the Aus
trian army In the war between Italy and
Austria, he received three medals from the
hands of the emperor himself for bravery
and another medal was presented to blm
by General Oraeg Feti, whose ftfe be
saved. Mr. Scblestnger was born In Loedan,
Bohemia, In 1S39. He came to America In
18 and settled at Wtlkesbarre, Pa. For
th lsst six year he had lived In this city.
CHICAGO. Feb. 16. Edward McFarland.
a leading resident of Hawaii and proprietor
of tbe Royal Hawaii hotel at Honolulu,
died early today at the Auditorium hotol
from acute pneumonia. Mr. McFarland
was trarrted but two weeks ago to Miss
Florenoe Bellinger of San Francisco. Tbs
coupla were enroute to Rew York on their
wedding tour; when Mr. MoFarland con
tracted a severe cold, which developed Into
pneumonia. The body -will be taken to 8an
Francisco for burial. ''
W. K, Aaetln; Fraaklln. '
FRANKLIN. Neb.,. Fsb. U. (Special Tel
egram.) W. E. Austin, aged 87 years, who
has lived In this county thirty-five years.
dlea yesuroay ana was burled her today.
He leave three eons. W. H. Austin, pres-
nt poatmaster; F. E. Austin, member of
iua una vi Austin m irssa, ana e,a Auatin,
farmer, all of Franklin. W. H. Autla has
been IU for the past ten days and waa not
able to attend tbe funeral. F. E. Austin
Is 111 at Lincoln and also was unable to
Coaala of Prealdeat Reosevelt.
NEW YORK, Feb. 16. Coynellu Roose-
velt, th only surviving son of th lata &
Weir Roosevelt, and a cousin of President
Roosevelt, is dead of heart dlseas In thl
city. Mr. Roosevelt was born in thl city
fifty-four year ago and was educated at
the Troy Polytechnic institute. Shortly
after completing his course there he went
abroad and bad lived .inc. that Urn. chiefly
Mia Olaon, Ploaeer.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., Feb. 16. (Special.)
Nels Olson, aged 90, pne of th pioneer
residents of Minnehaha county, died at his
home near Sioux Fall. He homeateaded
th land cn which he waa living in 1872 and
lived there continuously until his death
He leaves one daughter and five sons.
thirty-two grandchildren and nine gret-
granocmidren. ail of whom live In this
Kraau at. Hmkissa.
CHICAGO, Feb. 16. Frank B. Brookman.
head of the Brookman Manufacturing com-
pany and on of Chicago' reprfeaentatlve
German-American cltlaens, died here today
of cancer of the atoraach. He had been til
tor alx months, but until recently -was able
to be about. Mr. Brookman served aeveral
term as a member of tbfl city council.
KANSAS CITY. Feb. It. Wtlllajn Leeper.
aej oi year, a wen aoown auornsy and
j - - . , . . . .
i""t"u ' .iaaiu, mo.. ia ai w.
Joseph' hospital tonight as th result of a
fall received a week ago.
n wa rormeriy
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committee. He wa born In Illinois.
MEXICAN TOWN IN
Fear Fatal Resalta treat Imtklsg
Opealeare la the M.aa.
CHILPANCINGO, Stat of Guerrero, Mex
ico, Feb. 16. Great alarm still prevails
here over th discovery of seven small
openings In tb mountain between this city
and Chlnapa. from which smoke la Issuing,
it being feared that the city la in danger
of a greater peril than tbat recently ex
The terror of tbe Inhabitant was added
to by aa earthquake that occurred between
1 and t o'clock thl morning, which was
severe enough t awaken tb entire city
WrtcktS Itttatr la Part.
LIVERPOOL. Teh. H. The Fumess-
Allea liae steamer Dalton Hall, Captain
Gordon, bound to St. Jobs from this port,
was In collision at the mouth of th Mer
sey with tb steamers Msrpessa and Suther
land, both of thla port. IJaltoo Hall was
cut down to Its bilge on the starboard side
and had t be beached eft SeaCorth. Th
damage to tb other steamers has not yet
he Hease ot Ball.
DETROIT. Feb. la. Frank C. Andrews.
who was arrested for the aerond time yes
terday on a warrant charging him with
nilaiDroDiiatiaa tha funds of tha 1tv
Savings bank, whlrb ia now In the hand
of the ataie bunk examiner, spent th entire
day In a eell la th county JhII. No one
was al.owed to aa him but his attorneys,
although avwral of hla frlvnila eallet. At
present thrre Is no luiikallun that bail will
ABOUT PUBLIC DANCE lULLS
fiema Faattraa of Tarpaiabaraaa Faaaa that
ROlliBlTEO ritURES AND MOVEMENTS
Orlala of Da ace that Araaeed Chief
Donahae to Take steps to
Resalate Coadaet of
Coaalea aa Floor.
your partners for the Elephant
First couple out; arm 'round the
Thla is one of tbe many calls of the
prompter at tb public dance halls, tbe
places where th extremes of society and
the society between th extremes meet
upon a level, where "might Is right" and
where the motto. "Let him take wb has
the power, let ' him keep who can." has
never been violated.
At the public dance ball tbe rich man'
son fawns on his barber to get an Intro
duction to the latter' girl. All who at
tend, and th halls are usually crowded,
risk bodily Injury for th sake of a few
hour' plcssure, for a fight starts there
without waiting tor the drop of the bat.
Tb experience of a atranger in th city
who went to a danc at one of the ball on
South. Thirteenth street will attest. He
became acquainted with en of tbe girl.
danced one and was asking for th second
number when be suddenly received a stilt
blow In the face from the fist of a man
who looked Six feet tour. "Keep yer mtus
often that," said tb aggressor, "if mine."
The stranger recovered In time to see tbe
girl and man waits off together a though
nothing had happened.
They All Wanee Well.
While the language of the public dance
hall may not be up to the order of the
Court of St. James, no place turns out
better men and women dancers. A few
weeks of regular attendance makes a fin
Ished art let as grsceful as turned out by
many dancing masters. One would aot
charge Jim Tucker, the venerable hack
driver, with being a good dancer, yet Jim
is on of th best in Omaha. Buck Keith
can lead a grand march with aa much
grace, ease and dignity as tbe best. So
can nine ou of ten of tbe waiters, laborers,
cooks, bricklayer and others who are regu
lar attendant at the dances.
Th public danc hall have undergone
considerable change since the recent advent
of the labor unlona. sccietles and frater
nal organizations with their weekly and
monthly dances. Each society has tun
charge of the hall while in its possession.
and with a floor committee of from live to
ten members and a policeman on duty.
much of the ginger has been taken out of
the dances. In the halls on South Thir
teenth street, where the keeper of the
places formerly gave dances every night,
they are now content to do o weekly, the
uptown hall, tb police and commltte pro
tection having removed tbe most enjoyable
part of a public dance the free-for-all
fighting, without tear of arrest.
Masle Neve Ceaae
Th only place in th city where the
music la on tap twenty-four hour In tb
day I the notorious Midway. It was in
this place the much-talked-ot and much
prohibited "shine" first mad It appear
ance to lessen the gloom occasioned by th
paaslng of the free-for-all fighting dancers.
The "shine" made Its first appearance in
Omaha -'une 2t, 1901. ' It came direct from
St.' Louis' 'IA charge of Bob Johnson, who
ha mad a reputation as a dance prompter.
At a meeting of th "Pleasure club" John
son and Nell White gave the "shine." Ole
avi Rlnnmfleld. Mattle Grltsr.
Battle Davis and others fell In line, and
the .-shine" became the official danc of the
pleasure club. "It was so named." aaid
0Be 0f lu promoters, "because It Is a
gtrictly colored folk dance, and we wanted
if to be known as w are known, called
aa we are called, and we thought, after
the white folk had copied all our other
dances, they would allow us to keep this
one. That waa another reason why we
named It tb "shin," so every one would
recognize Its originators."
Shlae Oatarrowa Oris;! a.
"ehlne" ' attracted considerable at.
tention and was soon a favorite at the Mid
way. Many from other halls came, ssw and
were conquered. During the holiday sea
son a couple danced It at a ball given In
" "ptow"M'-M " Viet clli
I And so rapidly did it spread that Chief? of
Police Donahue appeared on the scene as a
danc csnsor and ordered it discontinued.
To enforce the order a police officer Is now
stationed at every publlo dance ball. With
the advent of tbe shine In "higher circles"
came tn, Buffalo," which tb colored peo
ple y Is a travesty on their "Back, back
and go th other way." 1 eleo "died
Some of the other danoea originated, foa-
tered and permitted to llv In tbe publlo,
dance ha)i, are; "Coal wegoa heave," '-Oet
I.-,.. .hanar and met It at sunrise."
Around th corner. "Qlv me a hon
joint." "Take off a leg." "The black Annl."
I "Hav a lit." "Good morning, judge," "In
I tb workhouse." "On th chain gang,"
I "Scramble" and many other.
How Bayiaa'S'' Start.
A request for a dane and its refusal
given by members of a local waiters' union
recently glvfs one an idea of ine original
sayings so loved by other people. With a
bow that would have brought forth a 50
cent tip In a chop auey bouse he spoke
thusly to a girl friend: "May I have thl
icramWT No." she answered. "I'm
i ,im , m.ad." The scramble la
ik. l.fii,l.,a In nollta aoclatv. In tha lan-
i .. . ,h- nUhllo dance he received "a
l" - w -
Notwithstanding tbe absence of tb
i.kd.. V. , rl nl Ilia nrnhlKltat .nil
much-loved dance, th public danc hall
will be with ua always, for th attendant
On with th dance; lei joy oe unconnneg
DANCES ON SATURDAY NIGHT
Chief Doaahae laelets That They
Mast Close at 18 O'clock
The order Issued a few days ago by Cblsf
of Police Donsbua requiring all public
I dance to close promptly at midnight wa
I noj strictly enforced Saturday night, for
the reason tbat a number of dancea bad
been arranged for before the order .was Is
sued. These were permitted to Continue
until after It o'clock, on the express con
dition tbat th door be locked so ss to
exclude every one not in th dancing ball at
In th future, arrangements for public
dances must be made in harmony with
Chief Donahue's order, as It is his Intsa
tlon to strictly enforce It. He I de
termlned tht Sunday dancing sbsll come to
la e Fear Week. with La Qrle.
We have received th following letter
front Mr. Rey Kemp of Angola. Ind.: "I
was in bed four weeks with la grippe sad I
tried many remedlea and spent consider
able for treatment with physteiaa. but
received . no relief until I tried Foley'
Honey and Tar. Two small bottles of this
medicine cured me aad I now use It ft
elusively in my family." Take a susstl
GREATEST FIRE CHIEF
Benefit He Received from
Paine s Celery Compound.
On December 14, last, the proprie
tors of Paine's Celery Compound found
the following letter among their mail :
They had no correspondence on the
subject; they did not know Mr. Mus
ham, except by reputation. Like every
testimonial of this great medicine that
wi'i ever printed, it came to them un
solicited and unsought. The proprie
tors of Paine'a Celery Compound hav
never found it necessary to manufac
ture or edit any testimonial. They have
never found it necessary by any trick
of advertising to promote mythical
- men in far off places to positions
in legislatures or offices that never
heard of them. It is the one of all
remedies the popularity of which has
increased on account of what it does,
instead of what it says.
It appears that Fire Chief Musham,
the head of the Chicago Fire Depart
ment, which is the model of the world,
has been for forty years in the service ;
as brave as a lion, industrious, cool
headed, with a record for fighting fires,
and quite as distinguished for nerve
and generalship as other heroes
upon whom nations hava bestowed
public honors for service In no less
hazardous undertakings. Chief Mus
ham, In the spring of 1901, obtained
MANY BUYERS COMING HERE
Big laik Iiptoud ia Onaaa Waalasal
Diitriot Tail Wast
SPRING TRADE OPENS PROMISINGLY
Coaatry Herehaat ta Goodly Jfeaiber
Take Advaatage of Redaced Rail
road Fare Ottered by Jobber
of Tata City.
Today will open tb big rush of the
spring trade tn the wholeaale Jobbing dis
trict. It being tbe opealng ot tb second
week of tbe low fsres granted by tbe rail
roads entering this city.
The rstes went Into effect Friday and as
there Is a dislike on the part of retail deal
era to visit tbe wholesale houses tbe last
ef the week little effect was shown for tho
lsst two days on the trade of the city. At
the same time aome good deal were made.
On 'wholesale dry goods house equipped
four new stores during tha week, on at
Louisville, Neb., and the others in thl state
and in Dakota.
On account of th early date of Eaater
this year th milliner and their trimmer.
employed and those ' seeking employment,
will make up a large part of tb early ar
rivals. The millinery bouses are already
filling up with young women wbo com to
tudy th styles and mak engagements
with employers. While msny of the vial-
tor do not purchaae sufficient good to re
celve the advantage of tha special rebate
given on tarea by the Jobbers aad th re
duced rate did not go into effect until Fri
day, th number ef retail dealer register
ing at th Commercial club to secure tb
sdvsntag of these reduced rate waa sev
enty-two, which was probably about one-
third ot tb retailers In tb city during tbe
week. They were as follows:
Louise New, Templeton, la.; M. Murray,
ftlver Stoux, la.; . Macedonia Implement
company, Macedonia, la., Wenti V Son,
Holsteln, Ia.; J. H. Crlllev, Danbury, la,;
Dler Bros., Ores ham; K. D. Clark, Avoca,
Ia.; H, A. Creekpaum, Ulysses; 8. A. Stln
son, Dakota City; A. Werner, Boelus; Hart-
wig A Son, Wakefield; John Pfelfer, Ports
mouth, Ia.; Dan Bergtran, Sidney; Edgar
Floodman, Mead; Sam Wabl, Fall City;
Smith Bros., Shslby. Ia.; Clark V Vorhles,
Elm wood; Loder Son, Waverly; i. R.
Davidson, Aurora; A. E. Tuchenbaaen,
Boyer, la.; B. Dlera, Seward; L. S. Ander
son. Tamora; Ounther, Needham A Co., St,
Edwards; E. Woolhelser. Bassett; William
Seng, Clatonla; Stahl Broav Coxad; Banks
A Eopps, Cotad; F. O. Anderson. Hooper;
P. Hammer, Harlan, Ia I H. C. H. Damme,
or Daniels, Lor ton; T. E. Molank. Schuyler;
D. Hurt. Able; J. W. Dougherty, Msltland,
Mo.; Carltale-Oarritt-Anderson Co., Mis
Men's $2.50 Boi Calf
Genuine box calf uppers no sldo
leathers with genuine welt soles of best
quality oak taa sole leather a shoe that
will be a surprise to you when we nam
tha price $2.50 a aboe that for service
and fitting quality can't be beat made
with the popular to and bear welt
sole This is the first time we have of
fered a genuine box calf welt sole man's
aboe for $2.50 simply because until
now ws could not get a shoe to sell at
this price that wa could recommend
We recommend tbla one.
Drexel Shoe Co,,
law Fell CeUeJeaw Mev Ready,
as he' V-te4ae Sbee ateaae.
' 141S FARM AM STMBET.
With Perfect Nerves and
. Good Blood He Has
Won the Highest Po
sition in His Calling.
the highest recognition that it is pos
sible for a man in his business to hav
promotion for merit to th head of
the finest nre-nghting brigade on earth.
He began at the bottom.
Read what he says of the medicine
that haa also enabled thousands of
other men and women to achieve what
by intelligence and ambition they were
cut out to da
And bear in mind that what Paine's
Celery Compound has done in the case
of Marshal Musham, and for thou
sands of others who have voluntarily
expressed their gratitude in similar
words, it will do with unvarying cer
tainty in the case of every person
whose nervous system, from whatever
cause, begins to 6how the effects of
disease, and whose symptoms manifest
themselves in the various distressing
ways that are so familiar to every
Your remedy, Paine's Celery Com
pound, is all that you claim for it, and
is certainly a boon to humanity. I
have tried It, and have secured great
benefits from it when suffering from
indigestion or its companion, nervous
ness. I am told that many of the boys
in the department are using Paine's
Celery Compound with very satisfac
tory results. I can heartily recommend
Paine's Celery Compound for those
who suffer from lack of eneriry, ner
vousness, indigestion and similar ail
ments. Yours truly,"
"W. H. MUSHAM.
. "Fire Marshal."
Chicago, 111.,' Dec. it, 1901.
souri Valley, Ia.; F. M. Terry, River Sioux,
Ia.; H. H. Smith, Tekamah; A. L. Ander
son, Red Oak, la.; Serr A Horat, Naper; F.
H. Chlckerlng. Ashland; O. B. Neafus,
Elgin; Alfred Hadel,' Red Cloud; W. R.
Dawson,' Red Oak, la.; Hukemath A Dohr
man, Portsmouth, Ia.; McCullough Bros.,
Elsie; J. C. Dundare, Octavla; Levlskey A
Llppmsn, Bassstt; Levlskey A Llppman.
Nowport; Albert Guy, Lebanon: a. H. Shep
erd, Ansley; Bliss A Arney, Mitchell, 8. D.;
Lewis Ocecker, Yorktown.
A Lit at Stake.
' If you but knew th splendid merit of
Foley's Honey snd Tar you would pever
be without It. A dose or two will prevent
an attack of pneumonia or la grippe. It
may save your life.
PEACE ARBITER OF WORLD
Mission Assigned to Vnlted States by
t Hoaaoe at Aaafveraarr of '
NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Feb. 18. Service
tinder tbe auspices of tha Young Men's
Christian association were held In this
city today In observance of the anniversary
ef the blowing up of Maine in Havana
harbor. Captain Hobaon was tbs prlnclpsl
speaker. He said that the United Sta'ei
should be the peace arbiter of the worli
and he was ef tbe opinion that this country
wss in a position to prevent wars between
foreign nations, and should do so.
accessor tie K. T. BrevVa.
DULUTH. Feb. 1 It 1 reported thai
Q. W. Vsnderallce, auparlntendent of th
Manitoba division of the Northern Pacific,
will succeed E. T. Brown aa superintendent
of tb Lake Superior dlviaion, wbo goo to
tb general managership of th Montana
Central. , v
Moaaaneat to Dead Striker.
WILKEtSBARRE. Pa.. Feb. l.-Reore.
aentatlvea ot the Polish Lithuanian so
cieties In Luaerne county. In convention
here, toaay too a step looKina- tn the erec
tion of a monument to the memory ef tbe
striking miner who were killed by a
sheriff's posse In Latimer In 1897. The
monument will be built on or near th spot
where the men fell. It Is proposed to rale
funds by populsr subscription.
AN ELEQANT TOILET LUXURY.
TJsed'by peopla of refinement
for over a quarter of a oentury.
Tbt aignaear Is ea every bom ef the geaeme
Laxative Bromo-Oulnine tu
resaed the Cfures ee la y.
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