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Fointa Out Soma Extraordinary Features in
Tax Mandamus Oaie.
Real Estate Crktn'i Uwffr la
Iron Daty aad tea Be
Called Back.
for an hour and a half Thursday after
noon Attorney J- H. Mcintosh, arguing be
fore the aupreme court referee In favor cf
the tax mandamus, made the welkin ring,
and Incidentally the six oppotlng attorney!
end to their offices for more calf-bound
law. It was like the tumult cf rami' horns
before which fell the solid walls of Jericho.
He started off something like this:
"The counsel of the other s!da have been
trying for two and one-half days now,
, bringing to bear all their energies, all
their learning . and all their enthusiasm,
to ahow . that there is something rery
unusual about this case. Well, there
are some extraordinary features In
It. It Is, for example, an action by all the
taxpayers of the city against their serv
ants, the members of the city council, to
compel them to do their duty. That la
one. Another extraordinary feature Is that
on the other side is an array of five law
ysrs who rsfuse to be of record,, but who
are managing this case to suit themselves
Just the same. Beyond these features, I
don't think there's anything so peculiar
about tbla rase.
"I want the court and the counsel to note
this, that when I refer hereafter to the
defendants In this case I shslt mean, not
the five corporations, but the five member
of the city council who refused to listrn to
these complaints Hssrall, Mount. Trostler,
Whltehorn and Karr. They are the ds
fendanta in tbla case. It is the tools and
not the masters that we have to deal with
Tot Skat Of Talk.
A change has been made In the program
cf the case atnea Thursday noon, and the
Indications now are that there will be only
one spesker after Mr. Mcintosh. At his
icqueat the referee made a ruling to thU
effect. Aa to which one of the six law
yers opposing him will be chosen to make
the reply there has been no announcement
a yet. It Is likely the court will adjourn
thla evening, at - the close of Mr. Mcin
tosh's address, to reconvene eome dsy next
week. As the supreme court sits Tuesdsy,
and several of the attorneys wish to ap
pear before It In other casea. the referee
may consider it expedient to postpone the
remainder of the hearing to the latter part
of the week.
Attorney Monman at 1 o'clock resumed
his remarks where he left off at the neon
adjournment. "The Nebraska statute," he
said, "allowing the bonded Indebtedness of
a corporation to be deducted from the mar
ket value of the share of stock for pur
poses of assessment Is unconstitutional.
The Unltsd States supreme court has said
o, not with reference to thla particular
atatute, but in reference to another ex
actly like it in another .state. The stat-
uta should Instead provide for the adding
ot ins market value of the stock to ths
market value of the bonds. In both cases
you dsduct the value of all tangible prop
erty, which haa already been assessed
from the combined value of the stocks and
bonda and thla gives the vslue of the fran
chise. Corporate property cant be valued
as anything but old Junk without ths value
ol Its fraeohtse. A oencern baa an exist
ence apart from Its original constituent
parte. It Is a unit an organism not an
aggregation of poles, wires and cross-
Abeat lataasTlble Property.
"Row would you get at the value of thla
intangible property!" asked Mr. Mcintosh.
"By considering It as a going concern.
Ths franchise is the intangible property.'
At the conclusion of Mr. Morsman's ad
drees Mr. Mcintosh said he waa going to
ask ths referee to limit the number of at
torneys who were to reply to him to one.
"They can choose whoever they wish to
make the reply," he said, "but I think It
only fair that the number of speakers be
limited to one.".
Attorney R. 8. Hall of the water com
paay, who heretofore haa remained silent,
said: "Tour honor, it waa arranged In
confereaoe that Mr. Webster, Mr. Morsman
and Mr. Connell should present this mo
. tton and so, so far aa I'm concerned, I
shall have nothing to say unless there
comes up something out of line that per
tains to aomo certain concern."
Attorney Prltchett of the gaa company
said: "I am In ths asms position as Mr.
Hall and unless aomethlng unexpected de
velops I don't think I shall care to speak.
Referee Ryan said: "I think that one
man to reply to Mr. Mcintosh will be
enough. Of course, however, this doesn't
exclude the others from participating In
the caae and the rule refers only to the
argument. If we should get so far aa ta
admitting svidence, then it no longer ap
plies.". elatoaa Healas Araranaeat.
Mr. Mcintosh, attorney for the relators,
began spesklng at 1:30. It was his first
argument, aa his previous addrsss had been
Nervoraciitl, weary and
heavy-eyed, the head that
seeks repose finds only
ceasless tossing and fever
ish unrest. Strange fancies
vague forboding fill
the mind with harrowing
thoughts until morning
brings its rasping headache,
irritable temper, and loss of
appetite. Rest the nerves
build them up and
gentle, restful, refreshing
sleep will be yours.
My greatest trouble was alespleas
aeu. I was nervous and restless, and
would toss and roll for hours. Had
no ambition and had ta abandon.
Wines. One bottle of Dr. Allies'
Nervine put me oo my feet ag sin."
Simon A. Gibson, Georgetown, TO.
Dr. Miles'
N ei vine
gi-es that weet sleep so
grateful to body and mind.
Sold by drugs b an ruarantss.
Dr. MUca Medical Co, tlkhart, lad.
more ta the nature of a statement or re
view of the esse.
"What Is evaluation?" he asked. "It's
Disking all the assessments converge upon
a given standardr that's whst I call equal
isation. And that stsndsrd should be the
fair cash valuation of the property assessed.
When our present tax commissioner fol
lowed the precedent of his predecessor In
office Instead of the ststnte he did some
thing he had no right to do. I believe that
next year property In thla city will be as
sessed, not at 40 per cent or 10 per cent,
but at tta fair cssb vslue.
"In this caae, no effort was msde to as
certain the fslr cash value. The corporations
gave no data upon which to form auch an
estimate. Ths tsx commissioner put down,
as nesr as he could guess at it, 40 per cent
of the fair cash vslue, though It wasn't
half enough.
"The counsel on the other side said the
proper thing for me to do was to go befors
the Board of Review with my case. Now.
your honor, on account of my professional
pride, I wouldn't be plsced In that position
for a good dsal. The Board of Review
would say to me, 'Oo before the Board of
Equalization, and there you'll probably get
relief.' And it would be right. The Board
of Equalisation Is the board that hears com
plaints. The Board of Equalisation is the
one that glvea six dsys' advance notice of
Ita meetings In order that the public may be
ready with Its complaints. The Bosrd of
Review gives no such notice; It's Dot a
part of Ita duty to hear complaints.
Reealls Webster's Cltatloa.
Now I recall the esse of ' ths Bute
against Osborne, which was quoted by Mr.
Webster. In this the receiver of the water
company at Broken now oDjecteo. to ins
low rate of assessment which was being
made in the town, because he thought there
would not be enough public revenue to pay
the Interest on the waterworks bonds. So
he applied to the supreme court for a writ
of mandamua to compel the assessor to
raise the eesesstnent. This writ wss de
nied. Mr. Webster thinks this caae ahould
form a precedent in this proceeding, but
let us see. Why was the writ denied? Be
cause, the supreme court said, the receiver
of that water company had his remedy be
fore the Board of Equalisation.
That's ' our position. We believe we
have our remedy before the Board Of Equal
"Now, we are told by the opposing coun
sel that the city council can't be recon
vened aa a board of equalisation. Do I un
derstand that when that council. Bitting aa
a board, aet the time for hearing those com
plaints for Monday and then before the
time came rescinded their action and ran
away, that they can't be brought back and
compelled to do their duty? Can It be that
the arm of the law Is as Impotent as that;
We're asking for a mandamus, brought
Just as quick as we could get the papers to
gether, and this wa had the right to do.
It waa our only remedy and our title to
It can't be honestly questioned."
At 6 o'clock the hearing adjourned until
9:30 thla morning.
Throws Dowa the Bare.
In referring to the argument ThursJay
morning Referee Ryan said:
I propose to throw the bare down and
give ths counsel the widest possible lati
tude in thla discussion, because if we have
a thorough underatandlog of thla matter
now I think It will save time In the end. I
am convinced that thla suit forma the baals
of a very narrow Inquiry,"
At 9:0 o'clock Attorney W.. W, Mora-
man, for the Nebraska Telepnone company.
resumed his address where he left off
Wednesday evening. "No strength la gained
for the cause of the relators." he said,
"because ths words, 'and all other taxpay
ers of Omaha,', are added to-their -complaint.
What right have they to represent
all other taxpayers? Have they been au
thorized by all. other taxpayers ao to do?
It will perhaps be news to soma of us that
all other taxpayers are complaining of the
work of the Board of Equalisation, I know
of some that are not. Take the railroads.
for example, that converge In thla city;
they have millions of dollars' worth Of
property, but I have yet to hear that they
have complained of their assessments."
Why Railroads Are SailaOea.
A moment later Mr. Morsman Inad
vertantly let slip a possible explanation of
the silence of the railroads, by ssytng that
they were assessed at. even a lower rate
than the Ave public service corporatlona.
"Then there la M. E. Smith & Co.. a large
wholesale bouse here, your honor," he re
sumed, "which is reputed to csrry from
$2,000,000 to IS.OOO.OOO of stock alons, and
thla concern is assessed at $300,000!'
"Well, why didn't you complain '. of
them?" asked Mr. Mcintosh.
"He asks me, your honor,, why I didn't
complain of them, aad therein be revests ,t the pl,nt ,oout 7,000 hides, four cara of
the spirit thst actuatea thia entire action. fertiiiier and three cara of dry bonea. Su
it Isn't a question with him and bia clients perlntendent Phlppa remalna here with a
of equalising the assessments; it's simply stenographer for a short time. One day and
a queatlon of bringing. the low onea up.
"To the 40 per cent basis," Interposed
Mr. Mcintosh.
"There is no such thing as a 40 per cent
basts of assessment, as viewed from your
standpoint. It exists nsither In law nor
custom. Tbe Board of Equalisation dora
not equalize taxes by fixing the stsess
ment at 40 per cent of tha fair cash value,
but at 40 per cent. of their estimate of the
fair cash value.
"I think, Mr. Mcintosh, that I have dis
covered the principle upon which you prod
Irate thla action. You are aeeklng, not to
have tbe taxes equalised, but to have an
error corrected. You have dlacovered that
tbe statutes give the board tbe right to
correct errors, supply omissions, etc., and
you are going to take advantage of It. You
assume that the action of the board In Its
dealing With your cllants waa aa error.
Now I Just want yon to stand on that prla
Iple and you U aee how you come out. You
re determined there ahall be no comparl
aon in thla city of one piece of property
with another, but you present a bald and
naked proposition to bavs ths bosrd reccn
vena and reassess the property. Equalisa
tion la by compsrlsoa; It's ths only way
you can get at It."
Ka Cosaaarlsea Passible.
-Taen." asked Mr. Melntosn, "you
eouldo't equalise tha aaeeasmsnt of a street
railway company because you wouldn't have
another street railway company to compare
It with, or of a water company for the earns
reason? Equalisation la by comparlaon.
you say."
Certainly, by comparison." ssld Mr.
Morsman, but he didn't try to meet the
objection. He resumed:
"There's nothing en earth about which
there la so much difference of opinion as
the value of property. Take, for instance.
the Psxton ble-k In Omaha. Call In 100 ex
parts and ask them how. much It la worth
and no two of their estimates will be ths
same. Without concert, I dare say. there
ould be a variation of several thousand
dollars batwssa the extremes. How, then,
can Mr. Mcintosh coma la here aad aay
that be:auae the corporatlona were assessed
at a certala figure that there waa an error?
That's not aa error In the aense of ths
statutes. It simply represents a composite
opinion, and ths fact that that opinion dif
fers from the opinion of my friend does aot
make it an error." ...
At 11 o'clock court took a recess of two
hours. '
"My daughter had a ttrrible cough whicl
ssttled on her lungs," saya N. Jackaon of
Danvllls. 111. "We tried a great many
ramedlea without relief, until we gave her
Foley's Hcaey aad Tar. which cured her.?
Rsfuse substitutes. -
Mandamus Increases Interest in Today's
Democratio Primaries.
Declares He Is t'eateat to .rt
Fnaor aad Leeehaer Flsiht It
Oat Tkls Time Maalo
City Gossip.
Democratic prlmarlea today promise to
be decidedly Interesting, especially on ac
count of the developmenta within the last
thirty hours. When served late Wednes
day nlgbt with a peremptory writ of man
damus Issued by Judge Dickinson In rela
tion to the placing of certain names on
the ticket the members of the central com
mittee expressed the Intention of imme
diately complying with the order. Dan
Haonon, who was Included In the list of
names to be placed on the ticket, appeared
before Judge Dickinson yesterday and asked
that his name be atrlcken from the order,
as he hsd no desire to be a candidate for
mayor at thla time. The court granted the
request, and so only Ensor and Loechner
will be candldatea for mayor today. E. J.
Seykora will contest with Tom Hoclor for
the nomination for city treasurer, while
Charlea Curtis will fight It out with Frank
Burness for councilman In the First ward.
Instead of being permitted to vote for only
six members of the centrsl committee the
democrats will have an opportunity of tak
ing their choice of thirteen candidates.
Ths voting placea will be open from noon
today until 7 p. m. Following is the list
of the voting precincts:
First Ward Collins' music store, Twenty .
fourth end K streets.
Second Ward rivonka building, Twenty-
first and Q streets.
Third Ward Blue building. Twenty-
aeventh and T streets.
Fourth Ward Hefferman building.
Thirty-first and Q streets.
Fifth Ward Good Shephard building,
Thirty-sixth and M atreets.
Sixth. Ward Thorson building, Twenty-
fourth and O streets.
Seventeen candldatea for member of the
city council are running at large and the
six receiving the highest number of votes
will be declared the regular nominees from
the warda in which they may respectively
While the votes csst at the primaries
will bo counted by the Judgea and clerks
appointed, the result will not be given out
officially by the central committee until
Saturday, when the vote is to be canvassed.
Fssersl of Miss Havens.
The First Presbyterian church. Twenty-
fifth and J streets, was crowded yesterday
afternoon by those whq desired to pay a
last sad tribute to Mies Alice Havena. By
permission of the Board of Education the
schools were closed at noon In order that
all of the teachers and pupils who desired
might attend the aervlcea. The casket and
altar were literally covered with beautiful
floral designs, the gifts of friends, teachers
and scholars. Rev. Dr. Robert L. Wheeler,
pastor of ths church, officiated and deliv
ered a touching sermon. He apoke tenderly
of the msny gentle and womanly qualities
of Miss Havena and closed with a prayer.
J. A. McLean, auperlntendent of public In
struction, followed Dr. Wheeler. He spoks
of the excellent work performed by Miss
Havens during her eleven years' aervtca in
the public schools of South Omaha. During
ths aervlcea a quartet, composed of Mrs.
E. 8. Harrell, Miss Edna Van Arman, Fred
Green and C. E. Campbell, sang. At the
conclusion of the services the body waa
conveyed to Laurel Hill cemetery for In
terment. The pallbearers were: James
Heatings. C. W. Oarrett, Arthur Miller,
Frank Seykora, H. C. Richmond and J. B.
Labor Coaveatloa Today.
The united labor party will bold a con
vention at Woodmen hall at 10 o'clock, this
morning to nominate a full ticket. At a
caucua Wednesday night it was found that
the delegates were divided. Some favored
the Indorsement of Koutsky, while others
rscommended the nomination of W. G.
Sloane. It waa originally Intended to hold
the convention Friday evening, but as the
hall could not be secured arrangements
were made to meet this forenoon.
Oaly Bltfht Left.
Only eight employes are now left at ths
Hammond plant. On Saturday laat the last
shipment of meat was made to Chlcsgo and
tha fnriM was laid Off.
Tnsre still remain
two nlcht wstchmen are employed and an
engineer remains on duty to be prepared
In caae of fire.
Directors Meet Satarday
On Saturday there will be a meeting of
tbe directors of ths South Omaha Pontoon
Bridge and Ferry company. It Is expected
that at thla meeting arrangements will bs
made for the opening of the ferry acrosa
Woman's Work in Club and Charity
There will be a meeting of the houss and
borne committee of ths Woman's club to
morrow to complete arrangementa for a re
ception to be given by tha club about April
1 which will Include tbe school teachers,
members of tha Board of Education and
their wlvee, Commercial club members and
their wlvea and the men frlenda of the olub
members. All dstalls will be announced at
Monday'a meeting of the club.
At the meeting of the city Improvement
committee of the Woman'a club yestsrdsy
afternoon the aubeommitteea appointed last
week to attend to ths detalla of ths pro
posed Plngree garden made moat encour
aging reports. The women have met with
sncouragement and co-operation from tha
business men and elty officials to whom
they have applied, but aa yet the arrange
menta are too Incomplete ta be announced.
It ta expeoted that the location of the plot,
the superintendent of the work and all
other arrangements for appllcatloaa for
garden apace and the distribution of seeds
will be ready soon, wheo tbe committee
wllll make all public.
The year book of the Nebraska federa
tion will be out thla week, but It will not
Include all the clubs of ths federation aa
tbe executive board has admitted five new
clubs since tha book wss computed. These
asw clubs are ths Wlsner Woman'a club.
Helen Oould club of Rlaing City. Central
City club. Twentieth Century club et Saun
ders county, Raudolph Woman'a club and
tbe Clenlands Womsn's club of South
Omaha, the latter being composed of col
ored women.
With tha annual election of officers so
soon te occur and but one of ths present
Incumbenta eligible to re-election, the
preparation of a ticket for tha coming year
la receiving a food shsre of attention from
some of the members of ths Womsn's club
Just at present and the orgaalsatioa is be
ing qutetly but thoroughly canvassed In tha
Intereat of csrtaln strong women by mem-
vera W loe various eeparimenia amwueus
the river on Monday and the continuation
of the construction of the pontoons. Cap
tain Talbot of the steamer Castalta says
thst the river is now opea snd thst he csa
commence running his boat any time. Boms
repairs will hsve to be msde to tbe Twelfth
street road and the council will be asked to
psy a portion of the expense.
Commissioner Watsoa Here.
C. E. Watson, deputy commissioner of
labor, spent yesterday In the city looking
after fire escnes. Id compsny with Pudd
ing Inspector D. M. Click, Mr. Watson made
a tour of the buildings which come uader
the law and made a note of those whose
owners had not complied with an order
Issued some time ago in connection with
the erection of fire escspes. It Is under
stood thst unless tbe law is complied with
In a reasonable time after notice has been j
aerved the courta will be called upon to
enforce tbe orders of tbe commissioner.
Cleaalnaj tke City.
Street Commissioner Clsrk Is engsged in
cleaning the paved atreets, and thla work
will be continued until the mud haa been
removed. Then, If the warm weather keeps
up, the firs department will flush the pave
ments, thus putting the streets in good con
dition again.
While Clark la looking after the streets.
Inspector Jones Is putting In some of his
time serving notices on property owners to
clean the back yards and alleys. Some of
the alleys, especially those In the down
town portion of the city, are In a filthy
condition, being loaded with the winter's'
accumulation of refuse of various kinds. It
Is the desire of the city officials to have
the streets snd alleys all over the city
placed in good condition aa soon aa pos
sible. Mastic City Goesla.
Mrs. A. J. Caughey la in Iowa visiting
wmiim Rawlev is at home, after a two
months' trip through lows.
Mrs. 8. J. Gosney has been caliea to
Syracuse, Neb., by the serious Illness oi
her mother.
Mamhara nf the HOUth OmsKS CSVSirT
trooD drilled in uniform for the first time
last night.
Charlotte Winkler died at her home,
Thlrleth end Y streets, Wednesday night,
aged 80 years.
The Woman's Relief corps or rmi -
ney post will meet ai me numo vi
F. J. Etter Saturday afternoon.
hHa fnr the new iclns- olatrorms ai
a ' n,.liallv romnLtMl. The
Improvement cost In the neighborhood of
$12,000. . . ,
The funeral of Frank White, wno ciea
at St. .Joseph's hospital of consumption,
will be at. St. Agnes' church this morning.
Interment at St. Mary'e cemetery.
On Monday evening the boys or t. Agnes
church will present "Major Andre' at
Woodman hall, In honor of St. Patrick. A
program has been prepared, which will be
announced later.
Rev. James McGann of w estboro, Mass.,
and Rev. P. H. Gallon or Florence, Mass.,
are the guests of Rev. D. W. Moriarty.
The vUltors are on their way home from
a trip to the eanawico,
Mortality Statistics.
The' following births and deaths were re
th nfflm of the Board or Health
during; the twenty-four hours ending Thurs-
JlrtheAlexander Hill, 706 Pacific, boy;
Arthur White, 12M South Fourteenth, boy;
John WennlnghofT, 2426 South Twentieth
avenue, girl; Michael Qulnlan. 1710 South
Thirteenth, boy; Carl Witt, 22S4 South
Twenty-eighth, girl; William Maxwell, 4418
Capitol avenue, girl.
Deaths-Max Bellman. 114 South Twenty
eighth avenue, 46; Dora A. Gannon, 618
South Seventeenth, 1 day; Margaret fc,.
Shields, 2616 North Nineteenth avenue, 40;
D. B. Beever, county hospital, to; Louise
HilUke, county hospital, 78; Maria Estelle
Holman. 242a South Twentieth, 11 months;
Andrew Hedman. Immanuel hospital, so;
Mrs. Rose Msyone, St. Joseph's hospital.
S2; John Terrill. S114 Woplworth, 7.; Mra.
Mansfield, 216 Cuming, 63. '
. js 4V r. sf
INSTRU&'&ra VaceWtto
March It:
Warraaty Deads.
n .t . 1 tn T . James. Bit
lot 12. block 86, South Omaha 1,000
Lucy Mitchell to E. T. Johnson, part
lots 1 and 20, Terrace add 1.000
A. M. Brown and husband to F. H.
n.rrv m n feet lot 11a. w 20 feet lot
12. block 3, Patrick's add 1,600
P. P. Felthelmer and wife to M.
T - n.ln.kl m 1 In, 9 M,Wlr
Arbor Place "00
Packers' Savings bank to V. Cecetka,
lot 10. block 1. Potter & C.'i add 900
W. J. Green and wife to I. N. Dech,
eVa lot 7, block 10, Isaac S.'s add.. 600
Ida A. Jonrenaen and husband to
David Beckett, a 20 feet lot 4, block
7, 8outh Omaha 1.700
F. R. Le to Maud Lee, lot 6, block I,
South Omaha 1
Byron Reed company to C. O. An
derson, lota 21 and 22, block 1,
Orchard Hill 240
3 W. Robblna and wife to John G.
'Bull, 4 ne4 aw1, seVi swV 23-15-11 1,400
J. B. Hodge and wife to M. B. Erlon.
n W feet lot , block 3, Dwlght &
U'a add 800
Ellas fivenson to A. M. Oberg, m
lot , block 1, Patrick's sdd 2S
F. J. Fltsgerald and wife to A. C.
Ong, lota 1, i and t, Morse & B.'a
add 1.12
John Ryburg et al to John Jacobson,
lot 12, block 456, Omaha, q. c. d 1
W. K. Potter to R. C. Wagner, lot 3,
block 6. Reed'B 1st add 8,500
Harold Glfford and wife to Sarah V.
Raedln. e 42 feet lot 26. block 16,
Hanscom Place 1,3j0
KENNEDY Hugh, Jr., March 12, 102, aged
35 years.
Funeral : a. m. March 15, from St.
Patrlck'a church. Fourteenth and Caste!
lar. Interment at St. Mary's cemetery,
South Omaha. Frlenda Invited. .
for ths emphssls of their respective Inter
ests. While the club Is practically united In
Ita choice of president, the main effort will
be tor supremacy between two factlona, the
one that would emphasise ths social slds of
the organisation and another that would
letaln it as a reformatory and moral fac
tor In the affaire of the city. And then
there Is another faction compoaed of tboae
cautioua onea who oppoaa ths election of
tha younger women to any but tho minor
offices oa the ground that the ability to
manage the affairs of the organisation
cornea only with the experience that at
tends the more mature years. Their theory
Is not receiving very enthusiastic support,
however, even from those who respect their
Judgment most In other matters, for tha
ability of many of tha younger women is
too wall known and too much depended
The first of the aeries of atereopticoa
illustrated art lectures to be glvsn by tha
art department of ths Womsn's club for ths
fund with which tbe department propoaea
dsroratlng tbe new High school building
will be in the large lecture room of ths
First Congrsgatlonsl church at o'clock on
Saturday afternoon. There will be threa
lectures la the series and the department
will suspend Us next regular meeting, aa
the lectqres Include tbe review of the
American palntera that would come In the
course of study. Ths special topic at the
meeting Thursday morning waa "Minia
tures." Mra. Lewrie acting as Isadsr.
At ths First Presbyterisn church Tuesday
evening. March 25. Miss M. Josephine
Petrie of New York City, young people's
secretary of tbe Presbyterian Home Mlasloa
bosrd, will address the Christlsa Eadeav
orera of that deaomlnatloa upon tbelr work
along tbla line. Mlaa Petrie haa coma to
attend the women's Preshyterlal meeting
at Waterloo.
Ths last of ths series of home culture
talks to be given this winter by' the Young
Womsn's Christies association will ha Moa-
Another Novel Dealing with Life on the
Western Frontier.
Head of Ooa la Amerleaa History
Practical Work oa Irrtaatloa
for the tee at Farmers
aad Eagtlaeere.
There has always been an Intereat In
books relating to the frontier. There were
writera before tbe 70s whose capital was
drawn from auch a aource. Then Bret
Harts came upon the scene with a vivid re
production of character la ths 60s, fol
lowed by Msrk Twain soma ten yeara later.
But It remained for Alfred Henry Lewis to
describe the last stand of the frontier a
little atrip of wild life remaining pinched
between the civilisation of the effete east
and the Pacific slope. Aad he haa done
his work thoroughly. His lateat book,
"Wolfvllle Days," contalna about 810 pages,
and It Is safe to say there are easily 300
laugha and nearly as msny grins to be
found therein. It' la exactly the book tor
the tired man who deslrea relaxation of
either a few minutes or a few boura and
wants a book that la not written In "words
of four syllables words that run about
eight to the pound," as Lewis himself
aptly puts It. Frederick A. Stokes Com
psay. New York.
"In White and Black," by W. W. Plnson.
la one or the latest additions to ths list nt
new books. The story, like maay other
southern tales, Is largely Interspersed with
the dialect of ths colored people and full
of the pathos characteristic of that child
like race. Tbe atory Is laid at the time of the
Proclamation of Independence, and the re
lease of the colored people gives a chance
for a fine display of loyalty and devotion
on the part of an old colored woman, nurse
and foster mother, to the heroine. Tho
story Is strictly a lore tale, and. while ths
plot Is not a new one, still It Is treated
la a manner to hold the Interest of tbe
resder. who will not And himself dlsap
pointed in the final outcome. The type of
the book la exceptionally large and clear,
a good recommendation In Itself for any
publication. The Saalfield Publishing
Co., Akron. O.
Tha acenea of "The Glant'a Gate," Max
Pombertoo'a new book, are laid In France
and England of today, at a time when the
national feeling against the Jews broks
forth Into froquent and bloody riots. It Is
a strong picture of present conditions In
France. The gay, thoughtless life of ths
people, their pitiable weaknesses and vacil
lating temperaments are portrayed with a
truthful hand. The personality of Jules
Davlgnon, the youngeat general In tho
French army and the one most beloved by
tbe people, stands out In bold relief. A msn
peculiarly endowed with the gift for leader
ship, he devotes his time and energies to
but one end to give his country its rell
glou, its army. Us place among nations. Tbe
woman who loves him a beautiful English
girl of rsnk Is strongly In sympathy with
his work for the lifting of Franca to Its
proper position among tha nations, and re
nounces her claim to his love In order that
he may unreservedly serve his country. Her
devotion to Davlgnon. her faith in the final
realisation of his hopes for France, encour
age him when all else falla. And the re
ward that France glvea tor thla unswerving
loyalty la banishment from tha country.
Frederick A. Stokes company, New York.
Robert Ellis Thompson In his new book,
"The Hsnd of Ood In American History,"
has written the story of his country from
an entirely new point of view. The time of
the discovery of this continent Is regarded
aa tha first significant factor; it waa with
held from the peoples of the earth until a
modern civilisation had begun to rear ita
head. It waa prepared as a safe refuge for
the persecuted of every country and every
creed, who suffered for religion's or con
science's sake. Thua were aown from the
Brat the seeds of freedom. The causes and
effects of each war and each atep In colonial
and national existence are traced out In a
similar way, and the final result a book of
some 230 pages proves a gratifying add I
tlon to our historical literature. The attl
tuda la new, fresh and convincing; the
viewpoint broad, the statements free from
prejudice, the diction clear and forcible
The work Is talculatsd to arouse a strong
healtby admiration of our native land, an
Intense patriotism and a reverential love
for tha Guiding Power that baa ahaped our
deatlalea hitherto. ' Thomas Y. Crowell A
Co., New York.
A book thst Is most timely by reason of
the Impending irrigation legislation Is "Irri
gation In the United States," by Frederick
Hsynes Newell. Ths author Is one of the
most capable writers of such a work In thla
country, bis long official and practical ex
perlence giving him authority In hla utter
ances. But ha haa not brought together tbe
abundance of material here presented Into
day evening at tha home of Mrs. J. C.
Wharton, S20 North Twentieth atreet. Mra
Bella M. Stoutenborough will make tha ad'
dress ot tha evening, her aubject being.
"Tha Bible In tha Horns." Mra. B:ay and
Mlaa Boreneon will alng.
Conpilmentary to tha membera of the
basket ball team victories In tbs recent
tournament at Llncolu, Mrs. George H coo
ler eatertalned them nd the secretarlea at
a dinner at her homa Saturday evening.
Tha dinner waa another of those delightful
affairs that tha varloua membera of tha
board hsve given for the pleasure and en
couragement of the young women.
Thirty-two new membera tame Into tha
association laat week and. with the mem
bership tsa ahead, wblch requires each par
ticipant to bring la a new member, there
la promise of fifty accessions this wsek.
Tha gymnasium prayer circle will meet
at I o'clock 8cafay afternoon. Mra. Byera
will preaent tha association work at
Kountse Memorial church on Sunday morn
ing. The local Womaa'a Christian Temperance
union has adopted tha plan of devoting the
first part of ita meetings to the bearing
and reviewing of reports of ths Woman'a
Chrlatian 1 snipers ncs union work from ths
state, rational and International fields and
tha plan la proving moot helpful, as It
keeps all In touch with all that Is being
dona and affords msny excellent sugges
tions thst msy be applied In the local
work. On Wsdnssdsy afternoon Mra. Mary
O. Aadrewa read accounts of ths action
that haa been taken la the various colleges
regarding cigarette smoking and that In
atttutlon known aa the "smoker."
Miss Msgee made a report of her work
at the mlselon aad asksd for seeds to be
distributed among tha members of ths
Mothers' club for the small gardens. Ths
members of the union will supply tha aeede
Though the union gave up coatrol of tbs
mission building March 1, no action haa
been takea regarding future support of the
classes tbers. Ths matter waa referred to
a committee, which a til visit the nilsslpa
aad then make Ita decliloa. i,i...... ..p....i i w,.i. ...inns II I I Ill J
.Shoe Bargains.
In Basement Fridays
Six bargain tnMes are overflowing with tho best sort of
shoes for Friday's selling. The prices hardly, represent
the cost of the leather, let alone the makirig.
Table No. lHeaped with women's ox
fords, in all sizes, worth up to $2.00
pair, at
Table No. 2Heaped with women's ox
fords and slippers, in dozens of styles,
worth up to $4 pair, at ......
Table No. 3 Heaped with womeu's
good, durable, stylish shoes, in all kinds
of leathers, worth $3, at $1.39 and
Table No. 4 Heaped with
shoes for dress and school wear, with tbi
and extension soles, worth up
Table No. 5 Heaped with hundreds of
pairs of men's sample shoes and regular
lines, all sizes, worth up $3 pair, at
Table No. 6 Heaped with infant's kan
garoo, calf and vici kid shoes, in lace and
button, worth up to $1.25, at
a dry, technical trestlss the typical flavor
of a government report. Instead, he baa
given a lucid, comprehensive and entertain
ing study of some 600 psges. which com
mands attention from atart to finish, and
leaves the reader with a much better Idea
of a great problem than be could t-oestbly
get In the same length of time elsewhere.
He haa written' clearly aad atmply, avoiding
technical terms, of the problems of home
making In the desert, showing what has
been done in certain regions and what will
be done In others. ' Homeseekers will thus
find the work of the most Immediate utility.
They will be made acquainted with the
amount and desirability of tha public ter
ritories and the probable line of develop
ment to be pursued. A somewhst element
ary and popular description of Irrlgatioa
and of the devices for obtaining and distrib
uting water is given. Including detnlls of
interest to persons who are beginning to
give attention to the subject. Thomas Y.
Crowell ft Co., New York.
One of the most practical book a published
In a long time In any department of knowl
edge Is O. F. Byxbee's "Establishing a
Newspaper." It Is a handbook, not only for
the prospective publisher, but Includes sug
gestions for tbe financial advancement ot
exlatlng dally and weekly Journals. Tbe
author In bis preface saya thla of hla work;
As a title for a book covering every phase
of the atartlng and developing ot a news
paper property, 'Establishing a Newspsper1
Is chosen advisedly. To atart a newapaper
U easy, but to establish It Is quiet a dlt
ferent matter a much deeper subject. To
establish anything a newapaper for ex
ampleIs to originate and secure Its per
manent existence, or to set It In place and
make It stable there. Accordingly, I have
endeavored to treat In a complete and prac
Ileal manner every detail entering Info the
establishing of a newspaper In all the term
implies." A csreful perusal of the work
will convince ods of the thorough manner
in which Mr. Byxbee haa treated hla sub
ject. Every detail haa been carefully en
tared upon, and to a beginner it is replete
with valuable and helpful auggestions, while
an old newspaper man can profit by tta
many practical and sensible hints. Tbe In
land Printer company, Chicago.
'Verba Crusts" Is a small volume of ser
mons suggested to Rev. T. Calvin McClel
land by the last words of Jesus Christ
This dainty little book will aid to give
a new meaning to tha words 01 cnrlst ut
tered from His cross. The last words ot
any life are always regsrdsd as significant
utterances for the soul, when face to face
with the beyond, sees with larger, clearer
vision. How much more significant ahould
be tho messages which fell from Jesus' lips
bis seven short utterances Verba Crucls
rn Calvary? Here they are treasured up
tenderly. ' They are not treated la dry
didactic exposition, but with the brevity ot
simple affection. Tbe writer displays
rare, cloas aympathy, and chooses lan
guage well befitting his noble theme,
Thomaa Y. Crowell A Co., New York.
"A Golden Way; Being Notea and Impres
sioos on a Journey Through Ireland, Scot
land and England," la a new book by Al
bert LeRoy Bartlett. Tbe author haa gone
over a aomewhat familiar road, but he has
given It fresh Interest by the little incidents
of life, the legends, stories, bits ot history
and pictures of nature In her most plo
turesque moods, that ha haa wrought to
aether with great delicacy and beauty. One
will read every word ot the book, and
linger over and reread many parte of it
The Abbey Press, New York. .
Ths above books are for sale by tbe
Megeath Stationery Co., 1S0S Farnam St.
Nebraska Exporting Associativa Has
Aaaaal Kleetloa aad Seleeta
Ita Old Corps.
At the annual meeting of the No
braaka Millers' Exporting association
the Millard hotel yesterday afternoon, the
following officers were re-elected for tha en
suing ysar: A. Jaeggl, Columbus, presl
dent; J. C. Hedge, Hsstlngs, vice prealdent
F. B. Hadley, Cedar Rapids, aecretary an
In tha Philippic.
the tnisaes do not Deed shoes but here
In Omaha s good, substantial shoe) is
a necessity for that reason we want to
call your attention to Drexel's misses'
$1.60 school shoes calf skin snd plump
kid uppers genuine rock sole leather
soles a shoe made to fit tbe growing
feet, with a style the same as tbe higher
ptid shoes We recommend this shoe
for everyday school wear as having
more value tban sny otber shod at tbs
price 11 to 2 elsea, 11.50 2V to tt,
$2.0O-cblldren's, S-i to 11, S1.25.
Drexel Shoe Co.,
ssaha'a lle-aaie Saae Maase.
boys' and girls'
to $2 pair,
69c, 39c and
tressurer; Cbauncey Abbott aad O. A.
Brooks, directors.
Ths purpose cf the association Is of fur
thering the exportation of Nebraska flour
and tha members report themselves well
pleased with the proepecla tor an Increaeed
ouaiuess ion rear.
We will have a splend'd wheal crop ta
work on," aald E. M. Loflai.k "snd mors
wheat means more flour. A )..?-r jreagi
has been sown than for many . .nl thi
yield per acre, according to .ay the
wheat looks now, will be out of
the ordinary. In fact, It wouldn't surprlsi
me It ail previous records were broken."
The meeting wss well attended by mill-
era from various portions of the state.
Kalht of Columbus Win Institute
First Coaacll la Nebraska
la This City.
A council of the Knights of Columbus, the
first one to be Instituted In Nebraska, will -
be organised in thia city on Sunday after
noon next. The exerclaea will take place In
the Ancient Order of United Workmen tem
ple. The following visiting delegations will
attend: From Chlcsgo Patrick L. McArdle.
deputy aupreme knight ot Illinois; John A.
Lambert, elate secretary; M. J. Daugherty,
state advocate; John J. Ryan, grand knight
of Phil Sheridan council; M. W. Gleason
and over forty others; Dr. C. P. Cowdon,
Springfield, 111.; D. Harmon, La Salle. 111.;
Thomaa 8. Klernan, past state deputy ot
Illinois; J. C. Moore and others, Keokuk,
T. J. Fltcpatrlrk, a leading attorney ot
Dubuque, la., and about twenty otbera; C
McCullough and a party of twenty from
Davenport; John B. Sullivan, a very promi
nent attorney, and party ot Des Moines; M.
F. Healey, grand knight, and thirty from
Fort Dodge; J. H. Rlddln, a prominent law
yer, and a party of fifteen from Denver;
Judge Tecsdale and thirty otbera from Kan
sas City; J. J. Fleming and othera of Bur
lington, la.; Rev. B. X. O'Rellley and thirty
others from St. Joseph. Mo. All the leading
Catholics of Omaha are on the charter mem
bership list ot the new council. Following
the installation cerenitntes a banquet for
800 people will be aerved at the Millard
Eulogises Late (ioteraor of Illinois
aa Frlead of taa Work
latinaa. WILKESBARRE, Pa., March 13 The
State Federation of Labor convention today
eulogised the late former Governor Altgeld
and adopted the following resolutions on his
Whereas. John P. Altareld. late aovernor
of Illinois, has nasaed away; and.
Whereas, In his death the workers of the
world and the esuse of humanity have lost
a true friend and advocate; therefore be it
Resolved, by the State Federation of
Labor of Pennsylvania, That ws consider
It a proud distinction to be able to pay this
last tribute of reieet and honor to the
memory gf a man noble in deeds, generous
in sarrirk-es and valiant In the cuuse of the
oppressed everywhere.
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