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FEAST OF THE NEW S VENDORS
"Eighty Vigorom Appetitei Collide t
Turkey, Pie lad Other Edibles.
ONE SATISFIED, THE OTHER DEMOLISHED
rrrl, o Plonrri, o Dwallon
Tolled Coats, but Fnnrtlon Makes
lp tn Interest What It
l.arks la Style.
Eighty of the moat prominent and beat
known young business men of Omaha were
banqueted at 6:30 last night at the First
Congregational church by courtesy of the
women of that congregation and aa guests
of the three dally newspaprra whose edi
tions they retail. Afterward they were the
fcueata of Manager Carl Rotter of the Or
The affair at the church was a function
of much pomp and circumstance. Hon. Joe
Carroll and Hon. Mogy Bernstein, with
Captain Crip of the supply station at Six
teenth and Farnam atreeta, were given the
seats of honor at the east end of the ban
quet hall, facing the profllea of the other
guests, who ranged along the two long ta
bles extending westward. All were In full
dress Tery full by the time they were
through eating. Mr. Joey Newman got his
too full and had to be helped out Into tho
air and revived.
All delivered addresses, extemporaneous,
but pointed and full of philosophy. Mr.
Fatty Fisher said the oceaslon would re
main Impressed upon both his cerebrum and
his cerebellum through all future epochs
and that In the meantime he'd be glad to
get another helping of turkey. Mr. Mickey
Free expressed an entire concordance with
the sentiment of the occasion nnd wondered
If he could be: put next to a third slab of the
angel food. Mr. Two Sticks declared that
the event had Inclined him to optimism,
notwithstanding he was two feet shorter
than he was before he got under tho street
car. Mr. Jumbo (maiden name "Little
Eddy") toasted the five vokinteer cooks
and eleven waiters and Immediately there
after'gave them all something to do.
It's la the Air.
Mr. Cream Satda, real Syrian, and Mr.
Nano Pasha, real Turk, spoke of the facility
with which one of foreign birth may In
uoculate hlmaelf with the germ of Yankee
strenuoslty and incidentally Inquired how
'.he celery was holding out. Mr. Shanty
Campbell dessertated upon the immutable
law of human progress and stated that he
llmself was getting along very well at that
writing. Mr. Ooo-Ooo Eyes O'Brien de
fended as rightcocs and imperishabl-i tho
principle of free speech, but admitted that
personally he was too full for further ut
terance. Mr. Oshy Rosenthal denounced as
maliciously and designedly falsa tho derog
atory rumor that he had surreptitiously ac
quired and sold a ball and chain belonging
at the police station and then to prove his
good Inclinations stowed seven pickles away
in his right-hand pocket. Mr. Buddy Cramer
iteotiite.' tho Joys of be ..g "off to Cali
fornia, In a boxcar, but drew the conclu
ilon that the mashed potatoes should come
his way by express. Mr. Joey Mahan, the
dude too proud to hustle, deprecated any
manual toll tending to detract from In
herent daintiness, but allowed he could
i.lspose of more jelly without tolling hla
Mr. Ixzy, who generally is not where nil
mother thinks he is, occupied a seat ad
jacent to the base of supplies, having ar
rived half hour earlier than "the bunch"
'or that express purpose, and he waa a
very busy Iity through tbo entire pro
eedlrig, because he sat next to Mr. Little
Shanty, con man, who had successfully
gold-bricked a waiter Into giving them
through service to the pie works. Mr.
Hunky Orapenhelsor begged to be excused
Trom speaking, because the day's open air
meetings had made him husky of voice.
Other devoted considerable attention to
the provisions of the pure food law.
Sot Too Frond to Walk.
Those who had not their private car
riages had walked to the church from the
rendetvous back of The Bee building In a
body and left the same way, first pausing
to give a Comanche hurrah as an expres
sion of the gratitude they felt. Another
hurrah was for Manager Relter and an
other was as encouragement to a Bee staff
photographer, who was trying to get them
still long enough for a flashlight.
This was but one of several annual din
ners given the newsboys of Omaha, but
the guests seemed no less Interested and
pleased with the progress of the meal.
There was good order, and somewhere out
In this broad universe they had found
water and soap enough to reduce their
complexion to approximately the normal.
This morning, while more fortunate chil
dren slumber peacefully on In cozy beds,
these ambitious little business men will
have to tumble out In the semi-darkness
to take up a burden almdst as great as
NOBODY 13 EXEilPT.
A How Preparation Which Everyone
Will Seed looser or Later.
Almost everybody's digestion Is disor
dered more or less, and the commonest
thing they do for It Is to take some one of
the many so-called blood purifiers, which In
many cases are merely, strong cathartics.
Such things are not needed. If the organs
are In a clogged condition, they need only a
little help and they will right themselves.
Cathartics Irritate the sensitive linings of
the stomach and bowels and often do more
harm than good.
Purging Is not what Is needed. The
thing to do is to put the food In condition
to be readily digested and aaalmilated.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets do this perfectly.
They partly digest what Is eaten and give
the stomach Just the help it needs. They
stimulate the secretion and excretion of the
digestive fluids and relieve the congested
condition of the glands and membranes.
They put the whole digestive system In con
dition to do Its work. When that Is done
you need take no more tablets, unleas you
sat what does not agree with you. Then
take one or two tablets give them needed
help and you will have no trouble.
It's a common sense medicine and a com
mon sense treatment and it will cure every
time. Nt OD'7 cur tD but cur
the cause. Goes about It in a perfectly
sensible and scientific way.
We have testimonials enough to fill a
book, but we don't publish many of them.
However Mrs. K. M. Faith, of Byrd's
Creek, Wis., says:
"I have taken all the Tablets I got of you
and they have done their work well in my
case, but I feel like a different person alto
gether. 1 don't doubt it I had not got
them I should have been at rest by this
H. K. Wlllard. Onslow, la., says: "Mr.
Whit cf Canton, waa telling me of your
Dyspepsia Tablets curing him of Dyspepsia
from which h. suffered for eight years. As
I am a sufferer myself I wish you to send
me a package by return mall."
Phil Brocks. Detroit. Mich., says: "Your
Dyspepsia cure has worked wonders in my
case' I suffered for years from dyspepsia
but am now entirely cured and enjoy life as
I never have before. I gladly recommend
It will coat 60c to find out Juat how much
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablet will help you.
Try them that's the best way to decide.
their own weight and to toll through the
day and other more meaner meals may
follow this one real feast of the wboU
NORTHERN MILLIONAIRE HERE
Thomas l,onr) of Minneapolis Spends
Few Honrs In Omaha on
Thomas Lowry, the Minneapolis cspltallst,
president of the Boo railroad and also presi
dent of the Twin City Rapid Transit com
pany, which embraces all the street car
lines In Minneapolis. St. Paul. White Bear,
Stillwater and the other suburban lines In
that vicinity, was in Omaha aeveral hours
yesterday with Mrs. Lowry on their way to
Colorado Springs for a holiday visit and to
become acquainted with a new granddaugh
ter whom Mr. Lowry says is his Christmas
Mr. Lowry Is making extensive Improve
ments on both his railroad and street car
lines. He has already ordered 11,000,000
worth of new equipment for the Soo road,
all of which will be placed In use during
the coming year.
"The natural increase In the volume of
our trsfflc, both passenger and freight, has
made it necessary for us to Increase our
equipment," said Mr. Lowry. "The Soo
road haa enjoyed one of the moat prosper
ous periods of Ms history In the yesr Just
closing. We hsve done considerable build
ing and have materially added to our equip
ment, but the next year will show more ex
Mr. Lowry denied the rumors that he had
been Intending to project his line up into
Canada. He said he had all the territory
he wanted in the United Statea and would
confine himself to this domain for a while
at least. He also said that hs waa not in
terested In any railroad building in Colo
rado. Mr. Lowry spoke with real of the vast
Improvements being n.ade in tho Twin
City Rapid Tram-it company.
"We are building a central power plant
In Minneapolis that will furnish power for
our entire street car system and for some
other things, too, If it, is required." said
Mr. Lowry. "Wo have been operating our
cara with several plants In St. Paul a-id
Minneapolis, but when this central plnnt
is completed all theso plants will te
abandoned and the motive power will all
come from this one establishment. We will
expend $2,500,000 In the establishment of
this plant. The foundation Alone, on which
we are now working, will cost $100,000. Thi
plant will start with 27,000 horse-power
and will be enlarged as occasion demands.
We expect to have It In operation some time
Mr. Lowry was a republican candidate
for United States senator to succeed the
late Cuahman K. Davis in the legislature
of 1900, when Moses E. Clapp of St. Paul
was elected. When asked If he expected
to become a candidate for the same office
again, the jolly Scotchman merely smile 1
"There will be another contest two years
Senator Clapp was elected to fill out the
four years of the unexpired term of Sen
Mr. Lowry made a call on the editor of
The Bee while in the city. He and Mrs.
Lowry proceeded west In their private car
over the Union Pacific.
TO HURRY AUDITORIUM WORK
Director Resolve to Levy Additional
Assessment of Twenty Per
At special meeting of the Board of Di
rectors of the Auditorium -company held
yesterday at the office of F. A. Nash the ex
ecutive committee submitted a report aa
The executive committee respectfully
recommends: First That an additional as
sessment of 20 per cent be made on the
stack of the company, payable on or before
January 6. 1W3. Second That Immediate
action be taken to collect all overdue sub
scriptions to the stock of the company.
This recommendation is made for the rea
son that it is the sense of the committee
that the work of building the auditorium
fchould be pushed with all possible diligence
This report was signed by all members of
the committee and after brief discussion the
board unanimously adopted the following
Resolved. That an additional assessment
of 20 per cent on the stock of the Omaha
Auditorium company be and Is hereby
made payable on or before January 5, 1903,
and tho secretary in directed to notify sub
Resolved, That all overdue subscriptions
to the stock of the Omaha Auditorium com
pany be collected wlthojt further delay,
and that Immediate notice be given sub
scribers of the passage of this resolution.
JACKS0NIANS WANT ORATORS
Anxiously Awaiting- Replies to Invita
tions Bent to Color and
The committee which haa In charge the
matter of providing speakers tor the annual
banquet of the Jacksonlan club, to be held
Thursday, January (, Is anxiously awaiting
replies to Invitations sent to Bird S. Coler,
late candidate for governor of New York,
and Henry Watterson of Louisville.
Congressman Snallenberger has promised
the club that he will secure the services
of one senator or congressman for tha ban
quet, but so far has not produced bl man..
Benator Patterson of Colorado ha been In
vited to be present.
Among the persons who will be present
are W. H. Thompson of Grand Island and
. Ham Lewis of Chlcsgo. who formerly
represented the state of Washington In con
gress. W. J. Bryan has given a provisional
promise to attend, saying that If he can
return to the state In time he will be here,
as he will accept no other engagement for
that night. He i now in the south and
may not be able to return in time.
BUSINESS CHANGES HANDS
Midland Glass and Palat Company
Fells Ont to Plttabnrg
Arrangements have been completed
whereby the stockholders of the Midland
Glass and Paint company have disposed
of their holdings to the Pittsburg Plate
Glass company and that company will take
charge of the business of the local concern
about the first of the coming year. Frank
W. Judson. who has been the secrotary of
the Midland Glass and Paint company, will
become resident manager for the Pittsburg
concern. The offices and wsrerooms of
the company will be removed from their
present quarters to the room now occupied
by the Mark Harnea and Saddlery com
pany In the Nash building. The Pitts
burg Plate Glass company Is one of tbe
.strongest concerns tn the country. It
has a capital stock of $10,000,000.
Preparing (or "Hen Hir."
Yesterday eight mechanics, the advance
guard of the f'irce which will remodel tho
stage of the Hoyd theater for the produc
tion of "Hen Hur'' during the wetk after
New Year , reached tha city. They will
do the preliminary work, snd will be rein
forced nf st Monday by another detachment.
It Is ntortiiry to build s stife on lop of
the rne now In use at tne Boyd, in order
to Install the mschlnery incidental to the
production of the piece. In all other
theaters where this spectacle has been pat
on u has been found practicable to remove
a ronton of the atsie and thus secure
sufficient room for the operation t.f the
machinery Ho solid Is the construction nf
the Boyd this method had to be sbunduned
and the falae stag, waa adopted as the
TIIK OMAHA DAILY liEE: WEDNESDAY,
DAMAGE CLAIMS NUMEROUS
Latest One Puts City Claim Agent in
MUNICIPAL PHOTOGRAPHER IS KEPT BUSY
Whenever Anybody Takes a Sidewalk
Fall the Plrtnre Man Itnrrlea to
the Scene with Ills
The city clerk has received from Mrs.
Susie Cottrell a notification that she pro
poses to demand of the city of Omaha
110,000 tor injuries sustained In a fall a
few weeks ago In front of 1401 Douglas
street. She avers that the sidewalk there
was rough and icy, and that the "ssld
Injury wss caused on account of the side
walk being left in such rough and icy con
dition." The injury, she explains, is per
manent, as by falling she broke her coccyx,
the lower extremity of the spine.
When the communication was mentioned
to City Claim Agent George C. CockrW.,
he said: ,
"In view of the fact that every time any.
body gets hurt outside his own door yard
he generally tries to gel the city to pay
tor It, I expected that this claim would
be showing up In due time, and the city
Is fully prepared for It. It happened to bn
two city hall men who picked up Mrs. Cot
trell when she sat down that evening, and
they mentioned the matter to me. I went
down the next morning and had tho plac
photographed. It was as clear of ice as
a walk could be. and In addition to the
evidence of the photograph, I have several
witnesses who will testify to the same.
Measure of Self-l'rotectton.
"Attempts to make the city pay for all
accidents of all kinds have become so
numerous that now we send a photographer
on the run nearly every tlmo we hear of
anybody falling and slipping. It is a
measure of self-protection for tho city th.tt
more than Justifies Its slight cost. Ono
who has never had anything to do with
the legal department has no Idea how
many fake claims we have to puncture
right at the start to save the bother of
beating them in court, nor what a help
this photography Is. Omaha paid out only
$2,540 in settlement of personal injury
claims last year, whereas South Omaha,
one-fourth the size, paid out in tbe neigh
borhood of $2,200 for the same period. This
year our total will run a llttlo higher, but
I do' not know how much, as the annual
reports are not ready.
"The public never hears of some of the
claims and requests which are filed, as
they are of such trifling consequence as to
receive scarcely more than a laugh and a
teas. One man wanted pay for breaking
the leg of his dog, and explained very
frankly that he himself had sat upon the
dog and caused the fracture. He consid
ered the city responsible because the walks
were wet and slippery at the time.
Held City for His Nose.
"Another man bumped Into a telephone
pole out In tbe suburbs one dark nlgbt
and wanted damage for the resulting frac
ture ot hi nose. Another fell over a fire
hydrant, sprained hi wrist and wrote City
Attorney Connell that he would settle for
$30 and a week' board at some asylum.
One night last winter an Italian peanut
vender wrenched a wheel off hi cart aa
he wa going over the car track and came
up to the city hall a day or two after to
make us pay tor the glass broken and for
having a new wheel put on.
"But the worst we ever had as a dem
onstration ot gall was by an Omaha busi
ness man quite well known out in the
north part of town. He slipped on the Ice
or snow In front of hla own residence one
evening and wanted the city to pay him
for the time he wa laid up with a sprained
ankle. I told him If he ever made such
a proposition again we would have him
arrested and fined for maintaining a
nuisance, endangering publto safety and
conspiring against the city."
H0CT0R REFUSES THE PLACE
Announce that lie Will Not Accept
Position In County Auditing
Thomas Hoctor gave It out cold and flat
In South Omaha yesterday that he will not
serve as deputy In the county auditing
office, for which place he was named a
month ago when the deputy county clerk
ship was given to A. J. Webb, thun serving
In the place to which Hoctor was ap
pointed. Hoctor said that he "had never
worked under a boss and doesn't propose
to commence now."
A year ago he retired from the office of
county commissioner with the consent of
a majority of the democrats ot his terri
tory, and thereafter remained in the con
struction contracting business and in lnJ
nocuous desuetude until tbe death ot
County Clerk Miller, when he promptly
bobbed up as a candidate for Miller's Office.
He lost to John C. Drexel, but upon tho
latter there was imposed the condition
that Hoctor be made deputy clerk. When
it came to a "show-down" this was aban
doned and Hoctor sidetracked into the
auditor's office. This he appeared to ac
cept, but now turns down.
IMPOSES ON OMAHA CHARITY
Yotan Cltlsen Sends Sick Relative
Here for Free Hospital
Mary Jordan, who claims that she is a
resident of Yutan, Neb., was taken to police
headquarters from the Union depot Monday
evening, Just after she bad arrived In the
city to receive treatment at a hospital. She
claimed that a relative placed her on board
the train, telling her that she could re
ceive free treatment here. She Is under
the matron's care at the Jail and appears to
be slightly demented. Surgeon Mick is in
consultation with the County hoepital au
thorities and the patient may be taken
there, though she is not a resident of Doug
las county. The authorities claim that they
have had aeveral such cases recently from
up tbe state, where people are sent to
Omaha with the understanding that they
will receive free treatment at the hospitals.
Stw York Governor Protests.
ALBANY, N. Y.. Doc. 23. Governor Odell
has telegraphed to Secretary of Agriculture
Wilson a protest againat the removal of the
quarantine against Connecticut, which haa
been imposed owing to the prevalence ot
hoot and mouth disease among cattle in
Amrrlraa Venture to. Incorporated.
ALBANY. Dec. 23 Certificates of lneor
porstlon waa filed today by the American
Venture company tmlnes) of New York,
capital $'J5t'.(A. The directors are AuguHte
Nathe of Denver. Juan Goldman of Mexico
'lty, J. L. loiter of Chicago and C. F.
Hathaway. W. J. Arkell. W. K. Qlllet and
V. F. Wing, all of New York City.
Jeffries Would Retrieve Himself.
Bl'TTE, Mont.. Dec. 23 -Clark Ball, man
ager of J. J. Jeffries, today povted a for
feit of $1 uuO. which he will pay Jack Mun.
roe amateur champion heavyweight of tho
Pacific coaitt. If he can again stay four
rounds vith Jeffries In a battle for a
knockout. The bout may be pulled oft this
" Traasvaal Leasee Meeting-.
A meetln of tha TraiiMvul leiitu wm
called for yesterday evening In the rooms J
of the Jacknnlan club, but not ninny were
in sttendarce. The meeting was for the
purpose of taking some action In the inter
est of Albert Lynch, the leader of the Irish
commando during the Doer war, mhi Is now
under trlnl lor hlxh treason against the
Hrltieh crowp It wn decided that another
meeting be called as soon as possible after
BIGLOW'S "MOTHER" IS A MAN
Lawyer Ascertains that Federal Prlsa
oner Has Bees Fooling
After a comparison of notes between
Attorney McFarland. Judge Munger and
others about the federal building, a con
clusion was reached that the person who
passed as the mother of Walter Blglow,
the youth convicted of robbing the post
office at Wood River, Neb., was not only
not the lad' mother, but ws not even a
Blglow Is a boy about 22 years old, and
was only one of three Implicated In tbe
postoffice robbery. It Is believed that Big
low played the smallest part In the affair
and that he was a tool In the hands of
professional burglars. The other two men
were never apprehended and Blglow, up to
date, Is the only one to be punished for
After Blglow was arrested and up to a
few days before his trial he appeared to be
entirely friendless, and his only visitor was
the Jailer. Then a person dressed In
woman' clothes appeared on the scene and
applied to Assistant United States Attorney
Rush for permission to visit Biglow, stat
ing that she was the boy's mother.
The alleged mother was referred to
United States Attorney Summers, who re
ferred her to Judge Munger, who granted
her permission to visit the prisoner. Thl
she did and then she railed upon J. M. Mo
Parland rnd engaged him as attorney to
defend Blglow. She. hinted that the boy
came of good family and that she wished
to work as much in secret as possible.
After the boy was convicted she disap
peared. It Is thought that the person was
one of tbe men guilty with Biglow of tbe
robbery and that he appeared on tbe scene
to look after his own interests and avoid
Judge Munger yesterday afternoon sen
tenced Blglow to three years' imprisonment
nt Sioux Falls.
TO C0NSIDERCITY CHARTER
Commercial Clnh 'ames Committee to
Cn-Opernte with Real Es
At the meeting of the executive commit
tee of the Commercial club yesterday W. S.
Poppleton brought up the subject of amend
ments to the city charter. He said the
members of tho Douglas county delegation
to the legislature are preparing bills af
fecting the charter, and desired to consult
representative citizens on the subject; that
to that end the Real Estate exchange had
appointed a committee which thought the
Commercial club should co-operate by ap
pointing a similar committee. Joint meet
ings to be held with the Douglas county
delegation and a number of citizens who
may be especially interested in matters
under discussion. Upon his motion the
chairman, H. S. Weller, appointed as such
committee W. S. Poppleton, Euclid Mar
tin, John Steel, J. H. Dumont and E. E.
The preparation for the annual election
of directors was placed in the hands of a
committee, consisting of C. H. Pickens.
O. H. Lee and F. E. Sanborn, who will
make up a Hat of 120. names, from which
the directory of sixty wjll be elected.
It was decided to give a dinner to the
Nebraska delegation jn, the next federal
congress during the month ot January.
MAKES LOCAL C0L0K YELLOW
Mornlnar Paper Garble Telegraphic.
Report to Annoyance of
J. C. Root.
By transplanting the date line of a dis
patch trom Fort Smith, Ark., and garbling
Its contents, a local yellow Journal has
made J. C. Root of this city, the sovereign
commander of the Woodmen of the World,
the leading figure in a court scene at El
Paso, Tex., In which he had no part what
ever, being safely here In Omaha, hundreds
of miles away. The dispatch purported to
be an account sent to a St. Louis paper ot
an outbreak by Mies Alice Frlzzel, plaintiff
In a slander suit against A. C. Root, Inter
rupting the trial by firing a revolver and
driving the defendant out of tbe court room.
The Fort Smith Root has no relationship to
J. C. Root of this city, and the only local
feature of tho case arises from the fact that
Miss Frlzzel was plaintiff In a spectacular
damage suit against the Omaha Street Rail
way company recently. The distortion of
the report has naturally caused some an
noyance to Mr. Root as a case in which tbo
zeal ot tin imaginative reporter has over
shot his discretion.
GIVE INSTEAD OF RECEIVE
Sunday School Children Will Observe
Christmas with a Dona
The Sunday school ot the Central United
Presbyterian church, Twenty-fourth and
Dodge streets, will have n Christmas ob
servance out of the ordinary. There will
be no Christmas tree, nor Santa Claus, nor
treat, the school complying with the sug
gestion ot tho Sunday School Time and
the growing practice ot the leading schools
ot the country by giving Instead of receiv
ing. Each class will bring an offering for
the needy, either presenting it in appropri
ate costume or with a suitable exercise.
One claks, for Instance, bringing tea and
rice, will be dressed as Japanese; another,
bringing several bushels ot potatoes, will
sing a song written for the occasion. A com
mute with the pastor. Rev. John M. Rosa,
at Its head. If seeking worthy persons who
need the offerings. There will be an ap
propriate program, and the interest in ttie
affair promises to fill the Sunday school
rooms on Christmas eve.
STRANgIr DIES IN HOTEL
His Xauie Is Frank Kosa and He
Probably Is From Dodge,
Frank Koza, probably from Dodge, Neb.,
died yesterday morning at the Prague hotel.
The stranger had been critically ill at the
hotel for the' last four days and Monday
evening the management asked the pcllce
department to remove him to tbe city Jail.
This the night captain refused to do, as
the patient was too ill to withstand the
shock. Koza was about 60 years of age.
The body is being held by Coroner Bralley
until word Is received from the dead man's
ua Mature' Plaa.
Cold are quickly cured by Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy. It acts on nature's
plan, loosens the rough, relieves the lungs
snd opens the secretions, effecting a per
manent cure. It counteracts any tendency
Of a cold to reault In pneumonia. It is
pleaiant to take, both adults and children
like it. Price 25c; large size. f0c.
Small Raise lor t hrlataiaa.
Hurglars broke Into the office of C W
Hull & Co.. li Ncrth Tw ent v-fourth street,
;-.r.d Kick- 20 cents. The yullc think boys
did tue work.
DECEMI1EII 24. I!02.
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AMONG THE RECENT BOOKS
"Shadow of the Crar" Deals with One
Phase of Russian Life.
TRAGIC TALE OF LOVE AND INTRIGUE
Romance Drala with the Kate of a
Beautiful Maiden Who la In
the Power of a Greek
"Tho Shadow ot the Ciar," by John R.
Carling. is one of the late publications of
Little, Brown A Co. While in Dalmatla on
a short furlough Paul Creaslngham, the
hero, chance to meet with a beautiful
maiden who haa escaped from a convent.
She tells Paul that her bame I Barbara,
but that she knows nothing more about
herself further than that Cardinal Ravenna
Is her guardian and Jailer, for to all In
tent and purposes she has been a pris
oner at the convent. Paul find an ancient
castle near at hand which is occupied by
an old Greek servant named Lambro and hi
wife. Jacinths, an English woman. They
refuse admittance to' the castle at first,
but under pressure finally allow the wan
derer to enter. In the morning Barbara
1 found to have contracted a fever, and
ao she and Paul are compelled to remain
the guests of the strange couple for two
months. That they should fall In love
1 Inevitable. On the last day of their
stay they visit an Island which Is a
mile or so from the main land. While there
Barbara Is retaken by emissaries of Rav
enna, and Paul Is left on the Island with
out means of escape, aa his boat I set
adrift by the captors. An earthquake com
ing at this Juncture complicate matters,
for, though both soldier and maiden es
cape, each thinks the other lost. Two
years after be learn accidentally that
Cardinal Ravenna waa not killed In the
earthquake, and that he has been appointed
archbishop to a small Independent state on
the borders of Russia. He goes there to
learn of Barbara' fate and find her the
princess of Czernova with Ravenna still
In "Mary Had a Little Lamb" 'Fannin
M. Dlckerson tells tbe true story ot the
real Mary and the real lamb for the benefit
of the little ones. It Includes portrait
of Mary in her old age, a lovely old lady,
Mary Bawyer Tyler, and other attractive
illustration by Herbert A. Owen. It 1
an interesting little book, not only for tho
children, but for those who are older.
Published by Frederick A. Stoke a Co.
"Jesus' Way," by President William De
Witt Hyde of Bowdoin college, attempt
to show what Christianity waa as Jesus
taught It to his disciples, when It was
known simply a "the way," before It bad
been cast Into a theolpgy by the person
ality of Paul, or expanded Into a philosophy
by the writer of the Fourth Ooaoel, or
stereotyped into an Institution by Catholic
symbols, or reduced to a system by Protes.
tant creeds. Tha essential of practical
Christianity are presented in so simple and
compact a form that the busy man may see
clearly what sort of a life Jesus meant that
he should live. Published by Houghton,
Mlffln & Co.
In "Tolstoi as Man and Artist" we have
a study of the great Russian writer from
the pen of Dmitri Merejkowskl, a country
man and himself an author of repute.
Merejkowskl treat tbe subject from a
new psychological point of view, analysing
the several traits of Tolstoi's character,
tracing tbe growth of character, the mo
tive, the varying methods and indicating
his shortcomings. Intellectually, and point
ing out wherein lies the peculiar greatness
ot the man. To accentuate theae things be
contrasts Tolstoi with Destolevskl, hi an.
tithesls In nearly every rcapect. Tbe two
men are typical Russians; Tolstoi "1 lord
of the present," Destoievikt's fame, the
writer believes, is of tbe future. He say
the nearer Tolstoi Is to the body, the
animally primitive "natural" man, the
more faithful and profound Is hi psycho
physiology for he denies him acute psy
chological powers. In proportion as Tolstoi
leaves thl field for that ot spirituality, un
connected with the body, leaving ths pas
sions of tbe heart for ths passions cf the
mind, bis psychology becomes doubtful,
while his rival, Destolevskl, becomes
greater. Merejkowskl calls Tolstoi "the
greatest portrayer ot tha human animal In
language, the first to strip the human
frame of all social and historical wrap
ping, and again entertain the Aryan Idea."
Criticism and critical anaylsia go hand In
hand in this work, which deals Impartially
and Justly with the authors ot "the two
greatest works of the European literature
of to day, "Anna Karenlna" and "Tbe
Brothers Karamaiov." Published by O. P.
The above book ar for sal by tha
Megeath Stationery Co., 1308 Farnam St.
Mis Blagar Asala en Itsss.
FRKKHOLD. N J . Dec. tt -The taking
ot testimony in the itlggax trial Was con
"Flap Jack "-lucky sinner
Has apple pie for dinner.
Joy is yours when the pie is
made from the Tn&ic&l
(Better than flour)
PRESTO Apple-pie with mouth-melting crust (not even by
chance can it be soggy) browned to a turn i sure to coma
right every rime. Presto doe it not tha cook.
The H-O SEEN Company
cluded and the lawyers for Ihoth sides be
gan summing up. MIhh Illggar again went
on the stand today. Son contradicted the
testimony given by Josie Lane and her
former mnld. Mollle Deskln, to the effect
that Miss Higgur had maintained Improper
relations with other men during Bennett
life. Dr. Hendricks denied the statement
made by Josie Lane as to his relation with
MEN ANXIOUS BUT FIRM
Strikers Ont on System Are Still De
trrmlnrd. Mar Vice Presi
Third Vice President Mulberry of the In
ternational Association of Machinists, who
has been an active leader In the Union Pa
cific strike, returned to Omaha yesterday
from the west after spending several
week out on the system. He left Cheyenne
Thursday on the Union Pacific, but was de
layed on account ot the snow blockade. He
says that the snow was not as deep aa first
reported. He says the rotary plow, pushed
by nine Luge engine, did some effective
work,, but wa (tailed in the deepest of the
blockade. Mr. Mulberry will proceed to
Chicago. He say there 1 great anxiety
over tbe system over the prospect of a set
tlement, but that If the negotiation tall
the men will be more determined than ever
and will not flag In their fight.
No further new has com from Presi
dent Burt, and, therefore, no development
have taken place. Mr. Burt 1 not ex
pected home until Friday.
WRECK ON THE UNION PACIFIC
Two Freight Train Collide at Roarers,
bnt Ko Live Are
Two Union Pacific trelght trains. No. 11
and 26, collided near Roger at 10 o'clock
yesterday morning. Reports of the wreck are
Imperfect, but It I said that both engine
re badly demolished and that there wero
some serious casualties. This report comes
through sources outside of the Union Pa
cific general offices. At headquarter tbe
statement Is made that tbe wreck wa a
very inconsequential affair, that the en
gine were somewhat damaged, but not de
molished, and that while two or three per
son suffered alight Injuries there were no
serious casualties. The statement also wa
made that no live itock wa on either train.
Tbe cause ot the head-on collision is sup
posed to be disclosed in the statement of
the engineer on train No. 11, who say be
could not see the flagman for the steam of
hi engine. It Is (aid that neither train
wa running at a full speed. A soon a
report of the wreck reached headquarters
two company physicians were sent to the
soene of the accident.
PRINTERS WANT MORE PAY
Employe of Job Hound Aak lor
Flat Hate of Eighteen
The Job printer of tbe city, through a
committee of seven taken from the em
ploye of the seven largest Job houses, are
holding conference with the employer
looking to an Increase in wage to a flat
rat ot $18 per week, with fifty-three hour
to constitute a week's work. At the pres
ent time fifty-four hour constitute a
week's work and the wage are $17.20 per
. Book Prices that
Talk for Themselves
in $1.50 Fiction
RALHI MARLOWE, by Haylor 75,.
SIGN OF THE PROPHET, by Haylor " 75.
CAPT. RAVEX8HAW. by Stephens 75,.
ROLL OF THE UNCOXQUKRED, by Dalton 7.v
JACK RAYMOND, by Volnlch 7,v
CRISIS, by Cburqhlll tOe
We have numerous other books of Action at remarkably lovr
prices, and In addition we have reduced the prlre on all the
late $1.50 books of Fiction In our immense stock to $1 08
Our Holiday ,lne of Gift and Juvenile Rooks Is, as usual, the
best In tbe west .
ODELL WANTS QUARANTINE
Protest Against Order Removing Best.rio
tiom on Connecticut Cuttle,
NEW YORK WILL KEEP BARRIERS UP
Secretary Wilson C'lnlms that N Dan.
Brer F.xlxts, as Stork in Ques
tion Sever Had Koot and
ALBANY, N. Y.. Dec. 23. Governor Odell
has telegraphed to Secretary of Agriculture
Wilson a protest against the removal of
the quarantine against Connecticut, which
has been Imposed owing to the prevalence
of foot and mouth disease among cattle In
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 23. Regarding
the announcement trom Albany that the
New York authorities will maintain a quar
antine against cattle from Connecticut in
spit of the removal ot the embargo by the
Agricultural department, Cattle Commis
sioner Aver said that such action wa en
tirely uncalled tor. There wa not a single
case of tha disease In the tat and never
bad been. .
A far a the importation of rattle from
Massachusetts and Rhode Inland Is con
cerned, the quarantine regulation which
have been In force to prevent cattle be
ing brought across the Connecticut border
will be continued.
Wilson Denies Denser.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 23. Secretary Wll
aon received a telegram thl afternoon from
Governor Odell saying that the New York
authorities wished to act In harmony with
the national government, but would be
obliged to quarantine everything coming
into New York state unless absolutely as
sured of protection by tha federal govern
ment. Secretary Wilson wired the following
There is no dlseaso In Connecticut. The
federal quarantine remains on Vermont,
Masaachusetts and Rhode Island. The
state of Connecticut has also rigid quaran
tine against Massachusetts and Rhode
Island. I do nut think removal of quaran
tine from Connecticut Increases danger to
your state. Bhall do everything possible
to confine disease. Work ot killing effected
herds well advanced.
Dr. Salmon reached here today. He will
return to New England on Friday. He said
tbe total number of cattle slaughtered on
account of tho disease was about 1,000, ot
which 761 were destroyed In Massachusetts,
where most of the case had been found.
He believed the danger of any spread of
the disease would be passed In nnother
Praetlcally Stamped Out.
ITHACA. N. Y., Dec. 23. Prof. Jamei
Law, director of the Cornell Veterinary
college, who has spent some time In con
Junction with tbe federal authorities In
vestigating the foot-and-ir.outh disease,
stated today that the dlenso wa now prac
tically stamped out.
Canada Southern Dividend.
NEW YORK. Dec. 23 The Canada South
ern railway ha declared a dividend of 1
5er cent for the half year ending December
1. Thl I a reduction of nne-lmlf of 1 per
cent from the dividend declared last De
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