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TIIE OMATTA DAIIY BET. SATtTHPAT, NOVEMBER 29. 1002
WILL PENSION ITS OLD MEN
Uri.n F&c'fic Will Adopt 8jrtem for Em
ployes Fint of Year.
PATTERNED AFTER ILLINOIS CENTRAL
rrpa In rreirtnte HtraoiT Be
twtn Emplrfi end Employ"
and Incidentally to Aid la
Solving Labor 4)neatlea.
A pension ystem for the employee ef th
compsny go Into effect on the Union F
cilia Jnuirjr 1. 1903. The ystem hss been
ferfected and the rules and refutation!,
which are compiled In book form, have re
ceived the alt-nature of President Horace
O. Burt. With the possible exception of
some printing nothing remains to be done
but place the system la effect, yet It was
said at the president's office this morning
that no forms I statement would be made
regarding the details of the proposition
Tensioning employes may still be eonsld
rred an Innovation among railroads. It la
a departure which but few roads hare fol
lowed, yet even In Ita experimental stage
has attained a degree of popularity which
Insures Its more general adoption. The
rnnsylvanl and the Illinois Central both
have this system In effect, the Pennsylvania
being thn first to adopt It.
The Illinois, Central's aystem, by those
who have studied It, has been generally
co.iimended as a moat liberal one. It Is
rfgarded much more liberal In Ha pro
visions to Its employes than that of the
I'enny'vsnla. It Is understood the I'nlon
Pacific's system Is patterned after that of
the Illinois Central.
To be eligible under the Illinois Central's
system of pensions an employe must have
first been In the service of the company ten
years or longer. Then If he has reached
the ago of 70 he "must be retired." There
Is no option about this. But he may be re
tired at 65, either by the voluntary action
of the company or upon hla own application,
which must be favorably acted on by the
board of pensions.
Incapacity from Service.
Incapacity from active service la the de
termining factor In such cases. The words
"In service" refer not only to the main
lines of the company, but to any proprietary
line, and so wide Is the latitude toward the
employes that If one be employed on a line
which later may fall Ipto the possession of
the Illinois Central he will be Just as eligi
ble to pension aa though he had spent
the entire ten years of his service on the
main line. For Instance, If a man, say 68
years .of age, baa been at work eight years
on some road which the Union Pacific may
buy, he would get his pension when be be
camo 70 years of age Just the same as
though he had spent all his ten years on the
Union Pacific. This, at least, la the rule on
the Illinois Central and, assuming that the
report la correct that the Union Paclflo has
practically followed out the same system,
It will be the rule there.
The rate of pension doubtless will be 1
per cent of the average monthly pay which
the applicant baa received for the ten years
last prior to his retirement, multiplied
by the number of years he has been la
the company's employ. This Is con
sidered very liberal allowance., What
amount of pension fund the Union Paclflo
has or will set aside is not known at thla
time. The Illinois Central road originally
act aalde $250,000 when its aystem went Into
effect July 1. 1901, and provided- for the
appropriation of $100,000 each year there
after or aa much more as the demands of
the Institution warranted. One Inexorable
rule Is that In no case ahall a pension be
assigned. The fundamental principle of the
pensioning system la to cultivate cloaor
mutual relation between employer and era
ploye and It Is the purpose that this bond
of union ahall aurvlv the retirement of the
employe from active service. These ends
would be utterly defeated, it Is held, were
the assignment of pensions tolerated. The
Illinois Central agreea that Its pensioned
employes can engage' In other business If
they desire, but cannot re-engage In the
service of the company and this rule la
expected to obtain with the Union Pacific
Board of Peaslona.
The management and control of the pen
sion department will be rested In a board
of pensions whoso headquarters will be in
Omaha and whoso transactions will be sub
Joct to the approval of the president.
la the case of the Union Paclflo, aa with
all other reads, thla ayatem of pensioning
aged and Incapacitated employes will, It is
urged, work wonder In the way of tem
porising the labor situation. For In
stance, before the strike In the Union Pa
clflo shops broke out last June there were
many old men at work there whose day
of effective usefulness had passed and the
disposition of whom became a problem
to the company. If these men were arbi
trarily discharged 11 would forthwith In
volve the company in a fight with the
union to which they belonged, and yet
certain officials did actually complain that
these men were not able to earn a fair
day's pay and were a dead load on the
company. Some of them had been in the
service of the Union Pacific for thirty
year. It was held, on the other hand,
that to turn them out now after they had
spent their strength and energy for 'the
company would be wrong, and. there the
matter hung. The charge has been mada
more than one that this strike, which
was In the nature of a lockout, waa pre
cipitated -as a mean of thinning out the
shop rank. At any rate It 1 believed this
pension system will furnish adequate solu
tion for thl problem should It arise again.
The Union Paolflo ha Anally decided that
WITHOUT ANY RIVALS
In It field. The) Illus
trated Bee maintain
the high standard set by
Itself, and each week goes out to It
resder the handsomest and most
complete newspaper magaitns printed
In the wesc. No pain or expense I
pared to achieve the result and the
end 1 worthy of the effort. It la tb
design always to give The Bee patron
only the best in the way of timely
article illustrated In the most ac
ceptable manner. No other weatern
newspaper pretends to do what The
Bee ha been doing In thl way for
the last three year.
DUCK HUNTCIS and all who ha?
over known the Joy th
come from Intimate association with
a good gun and a good dog and om
good fellows, will appreciate the
frontispiece of the coming number of
The Illustrated Bee. It I an actual
photograph of on of the mishap that
bring discomfort to, adding some
what to the sest thereby, the duck
i, hunter. In addition, there la a full
page of pictures taken In the field, at
the camp, on the river, and else
, where, showing the hunter of wild
fowl In his glory. The Bee never
printed better picture than these.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION is a name
familiar to most Americans, but
very few are In any way familiar with
the workings of this greatest of all
t centers of sclentljlo Investigation,
while still fewer know that it waa
founded by an 'Englishman. A spe
cial article telle much of interest
about the Institution and the national
museum that is managed in connec
tion therewith. Its operations and
Investigations are of Immense import
to the people, and the fact that It has
a popular as well as sclentlfio mis
sion makes it doubly interesting. Il
lustrations are from photographs
made for the article.
vylSE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL has a
' ' new home, and Is now well lo
cated in comfortable quarters. This
neweat of Omaha's Institutions for
the car and treatment of afflicted
humanity Is described in a special
article, which tells about its origin,
Its management, : Its equipment, and
Us prospects. Illustrations are from
photographs made by a staff artist,
showing interior and exterior views
of the hospital, the wards, operating
room and the like.
SWISS HOTELS AND THE TRUST is the
topio of Mr. Frank O. Carpen
ter's weekly letter. In It he tell
of how the hostelries of th Alps are
now-conducted and points out what an
Inviting Held for trust operations they
afford. Some peculiar features of
the management-of the business of
. the hotels, as well aa other arrange
ments of life In SwIUerland, will at
. tract attention. They are told In
Mr. Carpenter's most entertaining
manner. Illustrations are from pho
tographs made in Switzerland.
OTHER FEATURES of the number are
many and attractive. None of
the regular departments have been
overlooked, and nothing has been
slighted. The paper will be found
complete in every particular, and of
the best. If you are not now a
subscriber you should order it from
your newsdealer today.
e iiner-out from
whom we guard our
Lord Macaulay '
Those thus satirically apostro- (
fihixed would have been doub
y tempted had the spoons
to admirably fashioned
that to see them is to
covet. Yet so moder
ate in price are these
masterpieces of the sil
versmith's art that they
are within everybody's
reach. To make sure,
that you get Gorham
silver insist on seeing
the trade-mark, v
the damage to Its property by firs Wednes
day night is something less than $15,000, all
of which Is, of course, covered by th com
pany's Insurance. An official, summing up
the matter, said:
'The loss would have been much greater
had it not been that the old building col
lapsed, burying beneath It ruin moat of
th content, which were .not Inflammable
material. Thl checked the potentiality of
th flame and prevented them from reach
Ing th degree of heat they otherwise would.
It did not oven get hot enough to melt th
babbit metal we had stored in that house
and that metal Is partly composed of lead
Of course th greater part of the contents,
which were of bard metallic substance, are
"As ' to the exact origin of the fir w
have not determined with sufficient cer
tainty to speak now. There was s chance
tor accidental Are from within th building;
that much Is certain. What little heat th
building got waa from steam; It had no
stove or furnaces about It, no lighting
planta. no fire whatever lnsld and there Is
no foundation for th theory that the fir
originated from within, through accident,
if at all. The Ore might easily have been
started from under the floor of th build
ing on th east side. Vndoubtedly It did
tart on the east side. It look a if there
1 where the torch waa applied."
Illtaola Cent mi s Fast Train.
Beginning December T the Illinois Central
will have a fast train between Chicago and
New Orleans with direct connection with
Omaha. This will give thl city a new eon
nectlon with the gulf. The fast train,
which I to. be of splendid equipment, will
leav Chlcag one morning at 10 o'clock
and arg Ive In New Orleans th next morning
at 7:40. Limited No. t from Omaha, leav
ing this city at T:50 p. m.. will reach Chi
cago at 1:30 In the morning, Just a half
hour before the departure of th train for
the southern metropolis, giving ample time,
therefor, for easy connection. Th Cen
tral ha it track doubled between Chicago
and New Orleana a part of th way and is
working on th balance.
SMOOTH TR1CR FOR PARDON
City Prisoner at County Jail Attempt! to
Work" Major Moore j.
SEEKS CLEMENCY ON THANKSGIVING DAY
Write Borrowfal Tale to His Honor,
Taet Telephone Menace Disclose
Fact that 8lrk Wife
la Only Myth.
William Cook use beautiful language.
strong drink, evsslve method and his
lachrymal glands with equal readlnee
nd eclat. In fact, William Is a versatile
gentleman whom it la profitable to meet
and subsequently to keep an ey on. He
For some daya William has been In the
county Jail trying te get back to where
he was before he forgot the bartender'
name. He went to the bastlle at the
urgent solicitation of one Louis Berks,
police magistrate, who Invited him to stay
fifteen daya. Time has dragged for Wil
liam. The conglomeration of heterongenoua
element haa palled upon hla sensitive or
ganism and hi nature I in revolt against
longer association with them. He appre
ciate how Impossible Is toe promulgation
of an Involuntary fraternlxlng by the mere
encouraging of a relation of Juxtaposition
nd he determined upon the employment
of some expedient which should accomplish
the severance of the galling bands of
restraint. Or, In other words, he didn't
like th crowd and mad up hi mind to
Has to Plead Something.
Tear ago the legislative body of the
commonwealth of Nebraska sanctioned and
placed upon the statutes a command that
no Jail prisoner should send to the outer
world a communication not previously In
spected and approved by the custodian of
the establishment. William Cook pleads
Ignorance of the existence of such stipula
tion. William has to plead something, be
cause he resorted to th expedient the
other day and has gotten Into trouble.
Among the callers at the Jail is a young
woman who Is there to teach and to be
taught. William gave her her first lesson.
As she stood st his cell door tear came
to his eyes; not Just one or two little.
sparkling drops, but a torrent of good,
adult tears that appeared as the waste
water from a grief-drowned soul and that
moved the girl to pity. She wanted to
know what she could do to make his sad
heart happier and this modern Job Trotter
finally consented to tell her that he had a
note he wished delivered to Mayor Moores.
The girl delivered it.
Prisoner's Clever Letter.
The note follows:
null, ft I mil. ft., wvj. ... .ft v vft .,,..
Esteemed Executive The ours of an in
herited and Insatiable thirst has caused
mv detention in this repugnant but neces
sary inatitutlon. I have no deeire to com
plain of that which is the reward of my
own Indiscretion nor to seek evasion of
the punishment Imposed, though it wounds.
nut, sir, my wire is aying i our nome in
Plattsmouth and our little daughter is the
only one in attendance upon her, so far as
I have been able to ascertain, between the I
calls of our physician. For me to remain
through the seven remaining aays or my
fifteen days' sentence Is -perhaps to mlsa
the opportunity of a last word with the
only one who haa had the charity and the
courm to remain true during these recent
years of my descent. I pray the exercise I
on your pari or mai executive clemency
whlnh may enable me to see her before she
goes. More I cannot write; more I need not I
write. Truly, WILLIAM COOK.
Thanksgiving morning found the mayor
In a charitable mood. It also found him
reading and re-reading William Cook's let
ter. Under the -circumstances he consid
ered that a pardon and mileage to Flatts-
mouth was the very least any mayor could
give on a day of thanksgiving. But to
make certain of his premises he telephoned
to the Jail for further information concern
ing Mr. Cook and for latest advices from
Mrs. Cook and that's what undid William.
Jailer Flynn. Takes m Bead.
Jailer Flynn, knowing William to be el
bachelor, called the latter to his bosom
and they had a heart to heart talk, in which
William denied writing the letter, but
eventually, when confronted by a fellow
prisoner who had acted aa amanuensis, con
fessed to dictating it. He was promptly as
signed to the dingiest eorner of the dingiest
department, and as he was leaving the
"What did you wsnt to try a trick like
"For the same reason that the burglar
went to the Jewelry store, waa the Instant
and suave anawer.
"And what wa that?"
"To gain time." said William Cook, with
that ready amile which Is another feature
of the versatility of this exceedingly versa
DEATH OF AN OMAHA PIONEER
Jok a Jamea Monell, s Realdeat of
Omaha for Forty-Five Years,
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it n)W : " im,-..f
When you. have bought the best quality and
flavor, make the most of it. Cook it right and
get the full luxury of a Quaker Oats breakfast.
A simple matter just as easy as the other way.
Have the water boiling;. Salt to taste. To two
and one-quarter parts freshly boiling water stir in
slowly one part of Quaker Oats. .
Boil 20 minutes and serve hot, a rich, nut-flavored
breakfast to tempt the palate of a King. Serve hot.
No food, meat or cereal,-fad food or natural food,
will give so much strength, nutriment and satisfaction as
20 minutes' cooking in your own kitchen will get from
1 Mir f$s .V
v Lmo ""N,,. It puts its whole strength straight into , -
J& your system more than enough reserve strength.
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ROTHENBERG & SCHL SS,
KANSAS CITY, DISTRIBUTORS.
John Jamea Menell, who died at hi
home on Dodge atreet at an early hour. Fri
day morning, was one of the early settlers
of Omaha. He waa born la New. York
October 8, 1837. When he was 20 years
old he earn west with his parents, Dr.
and Mrs. Gilbert C. Monell. Except for a
few years' residence In Council Bluffs and
a short time spent In the far west, he
lived In Omaha from 1857 continuously. In
1871 he married the only daughter of Dr.
N. D. Lawrence of Council Bluffs and for
the last sixteen years the family horn
haa been at 1025 Dodge ' atreet. He haa
not been in active business for the last
twenty year or more, but prior to that
time he, with various partners, ran the
leading book atore of Omaha. For the
last two or three years he has been an
Mr. Monell was a man of broad culture
and a great lover of literature and art.
He possessed one of the best selected 11
braiies In Omaha and hla leisure time was
passed with his books. His wife survives
Ths funeral will be held at the resi
dence Sunday afternoon st i o'clock.
The burial will be private In Falrview cem
etery. Council Bluffs. Friends are tt-
quested not to send flowers.
M'INTOSH MUST FIGHT HARD
Attoraey Fla.es lilaaeelf lavolved as
Defeadaat la Case Which
Allen, who decamped, and from the latter
ascertain more about the conduct of Attor
ney Epperson of Clay Center, who, Mcin
tosh Implies, .has been acting for him and
'double-crossing" htm by serving Allen at
the same time. Allen's wife states that
ahe is receiving letters from her husband
and sending him letters, but doesn't know
where he la.
GIVES SMALL OWNERS SHOW
Board of Rrllew Decides Not to Have
Its Time Monopolised
Members of the Board of Review de
cided yesterday that hereafter the large
real estate companies and the agents rep
resenting large property intereats would
not be permitted to monopolise the time
of the board to the exclusion of the small
property owner. That the latter may have
more of a chance It was agreed that In
the future a time limit bo sot on these rep
resentative' of large holders. The hearing
of Herman Kountxe before the board was
ended yesterday. A few slight reduc
tions were agreed upon by the board, but
not so as to materially change the total
appraisement of $1,800,000 as handed In by
Beginning next week the board will de
vote the mornings only to the bearing of
complaints and the afternoons will be re
served for reviewing the assessments made
by Mr. Fleming and to hearing only people
who are cited by the board.
Tell This to Ivor Wit.
ISlectrlc Bitters cure female complaints.
surely and saftly; dispell headaches, bark-
achea, nervousness or no pay. 60c. For
sale by Kuhn A Co.
Beats All Ita Rkvala.
No salve, lotloa, balm or ell can com
pare with Bucklen's Arnica Salve for heal
ing. It kills pain. Cures or no pay. !5o
For sale by Kuhn a Co.
The new kind of General Arthur 'cigars
will pleas yes If you care tor good dg&r.
In Judge Estelle' court yesterday Attor-
rey J. H. Mcintosh wa arguing for a
continuance in the case of August Bpiedel
against htm, the Union Selling company,
th Peru Plow company and the Rock
Island Plow company. The case promises
to be a hard-fought one when It get to
trial, aa Spledel asks Judgment for $10,000,
tb value of a stock attached and sold by
th defendants and also tor $5,000 damages.
Tb atock waa at Clay Center, Neb., and
waa bought by Bpiedel from W. W. Allen,
a debtor of th companies which are now
th defendant and which attached on th
ground that th sale by Allen to 8pledel
wa fraudulent. Attorney Mcintosh, a
counsel through th attachment proceed
ings. And himself a defendant now and
ask tb continuance until can trace out
clue he now ha te th herabout of
Railway !totea and Personals.
The K'irllnrton will put twenty-four
trains a day into service on Its electric road
between Uvadwooa ana ia iny. a. u.,
Monday, running them forty minutes apart.
Thla Inrreaxe In aervtie has been necessi
tated by the heavy turreaae In patronage.
Thcae changes and appointments are an
nounced by the American K-frtgerator
Tranttlt company In circulars sviit from the
heiuliiuartf ra at St. L.oui to the Missouri
Paclflo office here: R. B. Chaae. from Dal
laa, Tex., to Detroit, aa traveling agent to
succeed W. W. Buffam: M. 8. Robinson,
southwestern agent at Dallas, to succeed
Mr. Chaae; J. If. Kerr, traffic manager at
Bt. LxhiIb; Charles O'Hara, superintendent
at Bt. Louts, to succeed Mr. Kerr; W. L.
Kendall, traveling dairy agent at Cedar
Rapids. Ia.. to succeed N. D. Tower, who
is promoted to the general agency at Kan
sas City. All these changea become ef
fective December 1.
DRUG CLERK IS IN TROUBLE
Aceased of Having; Stolen Seventy Dol
lars from Store of Former
H. E. Knight appeared before Judge
Berka yesterday accused of having stolen
$70 from the Kuhn Drug company. He
pleaded not guilty and waived preliminary
examination and was held to the district
court, bail being fixed at $800. Knight was
formerly a clerk for the drug company and
was arrested on Wednesday last. It is
charged that he broke Into the store at
night and took the money from the cash
Many Bdnratore Sleet.
BALTIMORE. Nov. 28. The Association
of College and Preparatory Schools of the
middle states and Maryland convened Us
sixteenth annual sesilon today in McCoy
hall, Johns Hopkins university. More than
250 educators, many of them very promi
nent, were in the hall when the meeting
was called to order. President Ira Remaen
of Johns Hopkins university delivered an
address of welcome.
A GROUND FLOOR ROOM
will be vacated on
January 1, 1903, in
THE BEE BUILDING
Apply for terms to
n. C. PETERS & CO., Ground Floor.
Visit New Knaland Mills.
NEW TORK, Nov. 2$. Alfred Mosely.
the English economist and retired capital- !
1st, who has been studying Industrial con- i
dltlona in this country, accompanied by a j
party of British representatives of labor j
interests, returned to New York last night.
Bom of Mr. Mosely'a party atarted today
for New England to vlblt the mills.
Mr. Rrnne la III.
MEMPHIS. Tenn,. Nov. 2. Mrs. Brune, ;
the actreas, Is seriously 111 of typhoid fever.'
In thla city.
A delicious Cereal Coffee made of choice California figs
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