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OMA1TA DAILY TIEE: SUNDAY. JAN IT A It Y IS. Hor$.
SOCIETY HAS TO HURRY IP
Affairs dome Ro Tut that the Smart
Can Hardly Do Them All.
MISS EDITH SMITH THE ATTRACTION
Conlnf Week Will 11 Fall of Thln
C1t In Honor of llr Approach
In a; Wedding to Lleo
A prominent society woman, whose grac
lousness and ability aa a musician has fre
quently made her an attractive sacrifice at
gatherings given for the benefit of charity
and the like, was aked recently to play at
public reception, an annual affair that al
ways attracte a large fashionable gather
ing. She smiled approvingly as the "chair
man of the committee" explained her plan
and then said: "Yes, indeed. I think your
Idea of having music an excellent one. The
very sound of It seems to inspire those
women to sociability, making them quite
forget themselves and chatter at a rate
that drowns out everything else. It has
frequently reminded me of the effect a
ewlng machine has on a canary bird. Do
havs music, by all means but I must beg
to ba excused I would suggest a pianola."
Not a little Interest Is being nanlfested
among the fraternity people and former pti
plls of the State university in the Junior
prom., which occurs In Lincoln February 7,
and tt Is probable that a large party of
Omaha people will attend. The Junior
prom. Is among tho fashionable social
functions of Lincoln and attracts a gather
ing of fraternity people from all over tho
At least one set of fashionables Is going
to be taxed to accomplish ell that has been
cheduled for It during the next ten days
and not a few promise to And themselves in
the trying position of being compelled to
make a choice between preference oud the
advlasble thing. Fortunately a good share
of the affairs planned are In honor of one
young woman, and so will come one at a
time and thus avert a repetition of what
happened last week, on Thursday. Every
body seemed Inspired to entertain that day,
nd though the average woman can accom
plish at least one luncheon and an Incred
ible number of teas, receptions and the like,
In one afternoon, It Is a serious matter If
any considerable numt.T of luncheons or
card parties happen to fall on the same
day, for unless the hostesses happen to be
the most tsctful creatures In tho world and
the Invited women possessed of an equal
mount of tact, "consequences" are inev
itable to somebody at least.
Of course the dinner at tho Omaha club
will be the largest thing on Monday, though
Mrs. Arthur Crittenden Smith's luncheon
for Miss Edith Smith will be the interest
ing feature of the day. On Tuesday Miss
Helen Cady gives another luncheon for Miss
Smith at 1 o'clock and In the evening Miss
Lydla Moore entertains a chafing dish sup
per In her honor; Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rich
ardson will entertain a card club In the
evening. On Wednesday Mrs. Edward Peck
and Miss Peck will entertain at 1 o'clock
luncheon for Miss Smith. On Thursc.ay
Miss Smith will again be the guest of honor
first, at a luncheon to bo given at Forest
Hill by Miss Cotton, and In the evening at
a dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Lo
tnax and Miss Lomax; Mrs. Horace G. Burt
will entertain the Creche luncheon, and In
the aftetcrnoon the Debutantes' Cooking
club will meet at the home of Miss Hitch
cock. On Friday Mrs. Coffman gives a
luncheon for Miss Smith and in the even
ing the ushers of the Day-Smith wedding
party entertain the other members of the
party at a box party to see "The Llttlo
Duchess." Tho theater party will be fol
lowed by a supper at the home of Mr. Hal
Yates. On Saturday evening Miss Webster
and Miss Stanton entertain at 9 o'clock
ooffee at Miss Webster's home for Miss
Smith; the Winfleld club gives a dancing
party In the evening at Metropolitan club.
The South Side Whist club was de
lightfully entertained on Tuesday after
noon at the home of Mrs. J. B. Blanchard,
OH Georgia avenue, the game being followed
by refreshments. The prizes of the after
noon were awarded to Mra. Nettle Smith
and Mra. Marty. The next meeting will
be held at the home of Mrs. Tlppery, 218
North Twenty-third street, on Tuesday,
The "Strollers" were the guests of Mrs.
Heelan at 1 o'clock luncheon on Wednes
day, the afternoon being spent at cards.
Mrs. Schmeltzer and Mrs. Ferrell winning
Mrs. Robert R. Rlngwalt entertained the
Whist club on Monday afternoon.
Mies Helen Wood of Holyoke, Mass., Is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Harry Miller, of
1301 Douglas street.
The members of the domestic science,
art, law and current topics departments of
the Woman's club were delightfully enter
tained on Saturday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. B. F. Weaver at 228 South Thlrty-
flrat avenue. For the last year tho women
of the first named department have held
fortnightly kenslngton afternoons for the
VALUE OF TEST1HONY
Greater Than Assertion.
There Is none of us so hardened but that
when we have been able to aid our fellow
creatures by conferring a benefit or bring
ing a little comfort Into their lives we like
to have appreciation shown. This generally
affords more pleasure than the performance
of the ..ct Itself, and In this connection tho
following letter from a Texas lady Is of
more than usual Interest:
'Dear Friends: I address you aa such,
for you have been such to me. I suffered
for three years off and on with piles. I was
treated at the hospital, and the new and
elegant hospital of Memphis; they only
gave me temporary relief. I came west
thinking the change of air and water would
benefit me; five months ago tho bleeding
pilea came back on me and bled so much
that I thought I would die.
"I have had four of the finest doctors in
this section of Texas; all they did
was to finally nearly let me go to my grave;
all they wanted was a big sum of money
from me and to operate on me. I said no,
no surgeon's knife would enter me; if It
waa my time to die God knew it, and when
I died I would die all together.
"I began hearing about your medicine.
I bad no faith in you, but 1 sent and got a
bos of your Pyramid Pile Cure; In two days
the blood Bow had slackened to one-ha'.t
the amount, and In one week I folt so much
better I walked four blocks and did a llttlo
housework. I was not bleeding then; In
thre weeks I was well.
"God bless you for putting such a wonder
ful medicine within the reach of suffering
Jien and women. I shall never cease to
recommend your medicine or be without It;
also I used your Pyramid Pills. Sallle A.
Hearndon, Paris, Tex."
Testimony like this (for the genuineness
of which we vouch) should be more con
vincing than all claims and assertions, and
hould leave no doubt in the mind of the
reader as to the merit of the remedy.
Pyramid Pile Cure Is sold by druggists for
kO cents a package, or will be mailed by
the makers to any address upon reoolpt of
price. Write Pyramid Drug Co..' Marshall.
Nil oh., for their book on causa and cure of
benefit of their philanthropic work each
member attending the meeting paying 10
cents toward this fund. This year the
money is to be turned to the building fund
of the Young Women's Christian associa
tion or toward new furnirjhlngs for thn
rooms end Saturday afternoon's gatiieriu?
added several dollars to the fund.
Mrs. Joel W. West entertained at cards
Friday In honor of her guest. Mrs. Dan
forth of Los Angeles. The prizes were
tarried off by Mrs. Sargent, Mrs. A. 9.
Carter and Mrs. Dr. McMullen. It wss
one of the most handsomely appointed par
ties of the season.
The wedding of Mrs. Jessie M. Hart to
Mr. George Seagrave, Jr., was solemnized
Wednesday at 6 o'clock p. m. at tho home
of her parents, Mr. and Mi a. James Bowie,
1816 Wirt street. Rev. DeWltt Long officiat
ing. After a two months' sojourn In the
south they will make their home In New
Mrs. Heth entertained a party of women
Informally on Saturday afternoon to meet
her sister, Mrs. Woolen, who Is her guest
for a few days while enroute from her
home In Kentucky to California, where sho
will spend the winter.
For Miss Jaques of Chicago, who has been
the guoBt of Miss Orcutt for the last fort
night, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ollmore enter
tained at dinner at the Millard hotel on
The engagement has been announced of
Miss Edith Snell, daughter of Mr. and Mra.
E. A. W. Pnell, and Mr. Albert Egbert.
Mrs. J. D. Weaver and Mies May Weaver
will leave tomorrow for St. Paul, where
Miss Weaver will continue her study of
vocal music under Mr. Lewis Shawe.
Quite a number of Omaha people went
down to Lincoln Tuesday to attend the an
nual reunion and banquet of the Dartmouth
Alumni Asfoclatlon of the Plain, which
wns also a reception to President Tucker cf
Dartmouth college, who wss for the first
time the guest of this association. Tho
dinner which was served in the Lindell
hotel was made most attractive by the
beautiful decorations which were worked
out in the scheme of the college colors,
which are dark green. Tho menu cards and
special song collection were also printed
in green and everything made to harmonize
as far aa possible.
Toasts were responded to by B. H. Burn
ham of Lincoln, president of the associa
tion; Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews of
the State unnverslty, Hon. John D. Pope of
Friend, Neb.; Rev. John E. Tuttle of Lin
coln, Dr. Victor Rosewater of Omaha and
President Tucker of Dartmouth. The in
formal speechmaklng which followed was
participated In by II. C. Wood of Aurora,
a graduate of the class of '44; Rev. Mr.
Adams, Dr. S. R. Towne and Nathan Bern
stein of Omaha; C. H. Sargent, Wilbur F.
Bryant and Dr. Fletcher of Lincoln. The
next annual meeting will be held In Omaha.
Mrs. W. B. Ittner and aon are the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lawrle at Kountze
Master Frank Henry presided over a box
party at the Roberion lecture Thursday,
with Myrtle and Edna Cole and May Stuben
as his guests.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Davidson of Kannas
City will spend the day In the city with
relatives after making a two months' trip
throughout the south and east.
Miss Blanche Sorenaon, voice.
BIGGEST GUN PROVES SUCCESS
Three Shots Fired from Monster
Cannon All Prove Estimates
NEW YORK, Jan. 17. The most power
ful gun ever hullt In America, a huge six-teen-inch
coast defense rifle, was success
fully tested at the government proving
ground, Sandy Hook, today. The gun waa
fired three times in the presence of sev
eral hundred army officers, a few civilians
and one representative of the legislative
branch of the government, Congressman
Gillette of Massachusetts.
Among the officers present were Gen
eral Chaffee, who waa received with a
salute, as commander of the department of
the east; General Crozler, chief of ord
nance; Colonel Qreenough, Major Pratt,
General Dufflngton, retired; Colonel Thomas
H. Parry, Colonel C. P. Parry, Colonel T.
J. Mansfield of the Army Board of Engi
neers, and Colonel Farley of the ordnance
department, who superintended the con
struction of the gun at Watervllle, L. I.,
The three tests were marked by the
wonderful accuracy with which they ful
filled the mathematical calculations of the
army experts who had charge of the con
struction. The three shots also proved
that the special smokeless powder, main
for sixteen-lnch guns, had been accurately
The first shot was a sort of "warmer."
The charge was 550 pounds of smokeless
powder, and the velocity of the 2,400-pound
projectile when It left the muzzle was
2,003 feet a second. The pressure In ex.
plodlug was 25,000 pounds to the square
Inch. For the second shot the full charge
of 640 pounds waa used and the velocity
was ,306, or six feet more than calculated.
The pressure was 38,000 pounds to tho
square Inch. The elevation of the muzzle
for the first and second shots was 1V4 de
grees and the ranges were 3,000 and 3,500
For tho final shot the muzzle was ele
vated to 4s degrees, increasing the range
to 7,000 yards. The velocity of this shot
was not taken. The charge was 640 pounds
of smokeless powder and the pressure waa
"8,500 pounds to tho square Inch. All the
bhots recocheted two or three tlrace on
tho water, sending up great fountains of
General Crozler said that the tests showed
that the gun was an absolute success and
proved that slxteen-lnch guns could be
furnished whenever the country wanted
them. Congressman Gillette doubted that
any more would bo built, a number of
smaller guns being considered more ef
fective than one big weapon.
Oeneral Crozler said while its range at
Its highest elevation was about twenty
miles, it could be used td hit objects only
at a distance of four or five miles, as ob
jects further away could not be seen.
SAFE REVEALS A SHORTAGE
iminii irersurrr of a California
County la Probably Waylaid
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. Jan. 17. The safe
of V. T. Bunney, the missing treasurer of
Inyo county, has been opened and reveals
a shortage of (11,300. Bunney's friends.
who have been Investigating the case, claim
that this money represented tsxes collected
but not due at the state treasury until the
Bunney came to Baoramento on December
16 and settled with the state treasurer. Th-i
theory Is that when he found $11,300 was
not due until the next quarter be departed
for home with the money and was waylaid
and killed. He was last seen at Reno, Nev.,
on December 24.
I.ady Wants Position.
A young lady with exceptional reference
and ability wishes a position with good
house aa caehler or office employe. Moderate
alary If advancement Is promUed and
position permanent. Address T 62, Bee
WOMAN IN CLUB AND CHARITY
Tho following sympiKium l:as In en ar
ranged by the Nebraska SiiffiaKP associa
tion, with reference to the rlchti of women
in the various states in Joint estates:
Nebraska lwer and courtesy obtMrs
If hUFtiMhrt (lll'S without i'VIIC the widow
take lite otnte in ri al (M:it . II htit-linnd
has no kindred his estate .cii-sccinU to Ills
widow. The widow receives the pamo pro
portion of the personal mpi i ty as a i hll l.
The homestead is rviulticd by the survivor
Kansas Downr and courtesy abolished.
If husband ir wife die Intestate, one-half
Of the cslnte, both real find personal, gow
to the survivor; If no Issue, the whole of
the estate goes to turvlvor. Neither ran
will more thHii one-half of his property
away from the other without 111'? others,
Iiwa- Dower and courtesy tihoilsh.'d. The
surviving hielnind or wlto I entitled to
one-third In lep simple of Poth rul and
personal estute or the other m his or h r
death. If no irs'tc, otie-hiilf $oes lo the
survivor, the other half to the parents ot
Indiana Dower and courtesy abo!lh d.
One-third of the real estate chill descend
In fee simple to the mirvlwir trie from nil
demands of creditors where tho real estate
Is less than llrt.icio.
California Neither courtesy nor dower
obtains. If decedent leave surviving wile
or husband and only one child or lawful
issue of one child the estate goes In equal
Bhares to the survivor and child, o lssu
of such child. If there be more than one
child one-third goes to the survivor.
Idaho Neither dower nor courtesy exists.
Tho surviving wife or husband receive
one-half If there be but one child; If more
than one, the survivor receives one-third
of the reul estate.
Louisiana Neither dower nor courtesy
obtain. At the death of either husband or
wife the survivor Is entitled to h.ilf the
community property absolutely. It then)
are no descends r,tH or as. eti'i ia!rf tile snr-vlv-ir
has a life estate In the other half.
If Issue is left the sun Ivor shall use as
umifruc t ior life "so lurch of he ediare' of
(ie(Fused -In such community properly us
may be inherited by such is.-ue until a
second murriui.e Is contracted.'
Maine Iiowcr and courtesy abnlishod.
1'he interest of the husband or wtte In the
I'fal relate of the other. If there be living
lsBiie, is one-third; if no Issii;' one-half;
if neither issue nor kindred the whole.
Massachusetts W Idle dower and courtesy
both obtain. If there be no issue the widow
Ifl entitled to the real estate absolutely lo
an amount not exceeding $."."). 1 f the
personal estate she receives the whole up
to the amount of $.i,mi.
Minnesota Dower and courtesy abolished.
If either hiiBband or wife die Intestate tho
survivor, If there be Issue living. Is en
titled to the homestead for life, and one
third of the rest cf the real estate in fe.;
simple. If no Issue tho entire estate pots
absolutely to the survivor. Tho personal
estate fol'ows the same descent.
Mississippi Dower nnd courtesy abol
ished. If either husband or wife die Intes
tate without leaving children or descend
ants of nny the entire estate, real and per
sonal, goes to tho survivor. But If then
are one or more children or descendant
the survivor has a child's sharo of bath
real and personal estate. ;
Nevada Dower nnd courtesy abolished.
On the death of the hushund one-half the
community property goes to the wife; It ;
he die Intestate and leave no lnsue ell me
commtinltv property goes to thu wife; i"
either husband or wlfo die Intestate aa to
their separate estate, and there be on
issue the survivor receives one-half of the
estate; If more than one Issue tho sur
vivor takes one-third.
North Dakota Dower and courtesy abol
ished. If either husband or wlfo die in
testate, leaving no Issue, the survivor Is
entitled to one-half of both real and per
sonal estate; if more than one issue, the
survivor receives one-third. A homestead
mav also be retained by the survivor.
South Dakota Neither courtesy nor
dower obtains. Practically the eame us
Utah Neither dower nor courtesy xists.
Practically the seme as North Dakota.
Washington Dower and courtesy abol
ished. Practically the same as North Da
kota.. Wyoming Dower and courtesy abolished.
If either husband or wife die intestate,
leaving descendants, one-hnlf the estate,
real and personal, goes to tho survivor. If
there be no descendants three-fourths goes
to the survivor, unless the estate, real and
personal, does not exceed $10,0X, when It all
goes to the survivor.
There will be a meeting of the board of
directors of the Woman's Christian asso
ciation at 10 o'clock on Tuesday morning
at the home of Mrs. George Tllden, Nine
teenth and Dougla3 streets. As matters ot
Importance, pertaining to the Old People's
Home, are to be considered there should
be a full attendance.
The Society of American Women In Lon
don Is soon to have a permanent home and
a house In the vicinity of Plcadilly is being
sought. Tbe society is a strong organiza
tion and will soon elect a new president
to succeed Mrs. Hugh Reld Griffin, who Is
not eligible to re-election. Mrs. Ella DieU
Claymer Glyndes, a former president of
Borosls, is mentioned as a strong candi
date. The French conversation department will
be in charge of the program tomorrow aft
ernoon's meeting of the Woman's club from
4 until 5 o'clock. The regular business
session will hold from 3 until 4 o'clock
and several matters of Interest are to
CLAIMS FORTUNE FROM FRANCE
North Dakota Cttlnen Seeks to Re
cover Forty Million
BARliOW, N. D., Jan. 17. Ole Bande
Tausen, manager of an elevator here. Is a
clr.lmant for 40,000,000 francs from the
French government, as the chief heir of
General La Lande, a Norwegian, who emi
grated to France in 1820 and served as
general In tho French army In Algeria In
1831. He died In France, leaving a large
fortune to be cared for by the state for
forty years and then to be turned over to
his heirs In Norway.
In 1S71, when the estate should have
been turned over, Franco was In the throes
of the Franco-Prusolan war and It Is sup
posed the money was used In paying the
war Indemnity. The heirs In Norway have
spent much money trying to secure a eot
tlement, but In vain.
Mr. Tausen has enlisted tho aid of Vnlted
States Senator Kuu'e Nelson, himself of
Norwegian birth, and a former neighbor,
and also of Senator Hansbrough. They
have promised to have the Slate depart
ment make Inquiry of the French govern
ment as to the claim, and to push it if well
CONTEST COLLEGE BEQUEST
Mrs. Wlathrnp'e Heltatlvra Keek to Set
Aside Will rUvlnar Prince
NEW YORK, Jan. 17. Notice has been
given that the will of the late Mrs. Mary
J. Wluthrop, who bequeathed 13,000,000 to
the Princeton Theological seminary, will
be contested by four of her cousins.
The grounds upon which It U sought to
set aside the will are that the amount of
the bequest will Increase the college prop
erty to a larger amount than Is ullowed by
law, that It seeks to create a trust which
Is Invalid and void because It does not
name any trustees compttcnt to art.
FORTUNE COUNTED IN COURT
Seventy Thousand Dollars In rank In
Produced In Kelly Bribery
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 17. At the trial today
Of Charles F. Kelly, the 175.000 deposited
with the Lincoln Trutt company as a bribe
to the house of delegates combine, was
presented in court and counted for the
fourth time by Philip Stock, "legislative
He Identified It as the same money that
he had received from President Charles H.
Taylor of tbe Suburban railroad aa a go-between.
MINERS ARE REFUSED WORK
Mitchsll Claims Three Thousand Anthracite
Workers Are Shut Out.
CALLS ON OPERATORS TO RAISE FAMINE
Urluisnnnt Company Open Taxe
Ilefore Strike Commission by
ClHlnilnaT Men Are
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17. John Mitchell,
president of the mine workers, delivered
today what he believed would bo his fare
well address to the strike commission. The
Scranton Coal company closed Its case dur
ing the session today and Was followed by
the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western rall
wny. It was while the latter company
was examining witnesses that the hour for
adjournment arrived, nnd Mr. Mitchell
asked to be permitted to address the ar
bitrators. Mitchell's Last Apponrnnce.
All the attorneys crowded around him as
he prefaced his remarks by saying It would
probably be the last session of the Investi
gation he would bo able to attend. He ex
plained why he was called west, and said:
I wish to take this occasion to express
my satisfaction, and that of the miners
whom I represent, at the manner in which
the Investigation Is being conducted. 1
feel conlident that by the thoroughness it
will result in much good. Considerable
time has been tak' n up by the presentation
of evidence to show lawlessness In the
"eisonally. I bear no 111 will toward those
who came lure and no personal malice
toward those who worked and 1 nm trving
to separate myself, us far a.s possible, from
the spcctul Interests I represent, Th! non
union man who was brought here, (lie
fellow who was called a "scab." wns
brought for the same purpose which put
him in the mines. He was put In the mines
for the purpose of destroying the efforts of
the men who went on strilto. Ho was de
coyed before the commission because he
whs told an effort would be made to secure
him an increase in wages. He came here
paid by the companies, his hotel bills were
settled by them, anil our men who went
around to see them say money was fur
nished to them to enjoy themselves while
they were here.
lie came here, and In not one case did
those who represented him nttempt to show
that he was entitled to an increase in
vvnires. The nonunion man was betraved
by those w ho proposed to lake care of "his
interests before the commission.
KtroiiRly Condemns 1, an leanness,
T want to say, too, as to the matter of
lawlessness, that before being a president
of a union, before being a member of a
union, 1 nm an American, over Hnd over,
and pbove everything else. I believe that
every man should first be an Amerlcnn.
There is no man connected with the organi
zation, there Is no man associated with this
Investigation, who would condemn lawless
ness stronger than 1 would. If I did not
do it because I was opposed to lawlessness,
I would do it because It militates against
the success of a strike and the success and
advancement of the organization. I do not
believe lawless organizations ever won a
strike. I do not believe lawlessness to any
great extent deters men from working. I
believe lawlessness under ail circumstances
militates against men who ore on strike.
I hav? said many times I have nn abiding
faith in the American people. I believe
that when they understand a cause to be
right they will support it, and without tho
support of the people r.o great movement
can succeed. That is true of a strike. If
the people of the country are not In sym
pathy with it, It must fall and I am sure
the sympathy of the people will never be
with those who violate the law.
Tlwre is one other question that I feel It
is my duty to speak of. As the commission
is no doubt aware, several days ago I ad
dressed a communication to all the anthra
cite miners, urplng them to co-operate with
the management of the mlnei. In Increasing
the output for the purpose of relieving the
terrible suffering due to tho coal famine.
I have since beard from a large number
of our local unions nd in nearly every In
stance the miners tell me that the produc
tion or coal cannot be increased through
nny effort ot theirs. Tfcat In most cases
the companies are failing to furnish them
as many cars as they would load. In other
words, the regular turn of cars will not
amount to as much us the men are ac
customed nnd willing to load, so that they
cannot Increase the output of the mines.
In some few cases they say they could and
have agreed to do so.
Major Everrett, who represents several
coal cornnanies before the commission, In
terrupted Mr. Mitchell and requested him
to bring proof of the assertions he had
made. The companies, he said, had In
formation to the contrary and they would
show that the men did not and were not.
willing to load as many carB as they could
be furnished with.
Men Clamor for Work.
In reply to this Mr. Mitchell said:
I am not attempting, of course, to testify
us a witness in the matter. I am giving
the sources of my information In each case.
I do not say this for the purpose of placing
the responsibility on anybody else. Tho
fact of the matter is. my information would
indicate that it la Impossible to move more
coal. The miners tell me the tracks are
congested with loaded cars of coal at the
mints. I want to say this, In connection
wllh it, that we have 3,0ik men who were
on strike that have been so fir refused the
right to work. They are ready to mine
coul. There is a shortage of coal in the
country and I believe that both the miners
nnd the operators are doing what they can
to get It out of the mines, but they can at
least Increase It to the extent of putting
our 3,0"0 men at work, whom they agreed
to start to work when they submitted to
this commission and agreed to abide by
the decision of the commission.
We huve waited patiently, since the re
sumption, for our men to be placed back
In the mines. We believe they ought to be
given work. We do not want to and will
not cause trouble at the mines, but will
do all we can to prevent it, but I want
the commission to understand that the men
who have been idle all this time are getting
Impatient. They are writing every day
asking if something cannot be done lo
secure them work. They are charged, of
course, with being criminals. It Is alleged
they left their Jobs, and all that, but if
they ur going to have a term ot peace for
some years in the anthracite tlelda it seems
to me they ought to stop righting now and
nnv desire to punish men by the companies
ought to cease. We are willing and anxious
to Kt along in harmony with those in the
coal fields and will do all we can to estab
lish good relationship and we hope the coal
operators will meet uj half way In doing
Matrmcnt tor lJU'Lnnnn,
Mr. Wilson presented the case cf the
Lackawanna as follows;
Mr. Chairman and tientlemen of the Com
mission The Delaware, lickawanna &
Western railroad will show that tho mine
employes of our company, prior to the
sirike of l'JW), were contented, that the re
lutlens of employer and employe were
amicable and friendly to a marked degree,
that repeat-d conferences have taken plare
between the officials of our company and
Its employes in which any nutters at vari
ance between them have been adjusted
without friction, and that the employes
have always received wages conimensurato
with their duties and responsibilities.
We will show that since the strike of
1I1W and the advent of unionism tt has ben
extremely ditltcult to maintain discipline;
that our company h is still continued to fol
low out a course of treatment of its em
ployes along humane lines, and has endeav
ored at nil times to promote the Interests
of all concerned.
Men Are Satisfied.
We believe and think we can show that at
bust " per cent of our employes voted
HM.iinsl the inauguration of the recent
strike, and that when such strike took plare
our employes suspended work, not by rea
son of any grievance or fault with thetr
hours of labor, or Ihe rate of remunera
tion, but by reason of the fear born within
them that If thv failed to submit to the
dictation of the officials of the union they
would be called "scabs" and "traitors." and
liieir wives and families ostracized and life
made burdensome for ihem.
We shall show that the average hours
spent by contract miners in the mines
bay not been excessive, and. In fact, that
I hey have been less than the hours they
ik through Mr. Mitchell
tiystvtn la Matlsfactory.
The system of payment In vogue by our
rcmpany la that which has been tried and
pn.vin for a great number of years, and
has resulted, we believe and shall show. In
the adoption of such methods us secure a
Just equivalent of the wages In return for
labor performed. We pay on the car basis,
i his ostein is eminently fair and equl
taole. We f- el justified In denying In the strong-
est terms possible that the mine workers
have proven specillcally upon the witness
stand any of the complaint which they
hive heretofore nMegcd existed against our
company. In common with oilier wnthraiite
mine opcratois, and that any dlsmrre, nvnt
hits at any time taken place between this
company and Its employ s, such as would
warrant any foundation for any part of
HEIRS TO THETEVIS ESTATE
Ilnlk of Vast Property Will aw Co
to the Wlilnir and
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17. Considerable
speculation has arisen s to the effect the
death of little Alice Tevls will have on the
disposition of the property left by her
father, Hugh Tevls, and the late Mrs. Susan
B. Tevls. wife of Lloyd Tevls. 1
Tho Call sayB, In accordance with the will
made by Hugh Tevls shortly before his
death, almost his entire cr.tnte of $4,oan,0on
will pass to the widow. Mrs. Cornelia Bax
When tho late Susan B. Tevls died she
left a large portion of her' estate, esti
mated at $2,500,0(10, to her granddaughter,
Vnder the laws of California this sum will
now pass to the llttlo son of the late Hugh
Tevls and Mrs. Cornelia Baxter Tevls..
Mrs. Charles Syas returned from Wheat
land, la., on Friday morning.
Mr. Fnvender nnd bride returned from
their wedding trip and are safely ensconced
In their new home.
J. K. Anghn Is upending this week with
his daughter. Mrs. Kdward Dawson, at
Folsom, In., recuperating hia health.
Hey. T. ('. Campbell 1ms had several men
at work this week clearing away b:s
wrecked barn nnd preparing to rebuild It
A social will be given by the Ladles' Aid
rolety of Southwestern church at the home
of Mr. nnd Mrs. O. Ambler at Ackerman
A. i'Tem h fell off a load of hay nnd broke
bis le above the ankle. He Is confined to
his home. Forty-third and Vinton streets,
and lrf convalescing slowly.
There Is much complaint about the lvi
eorrlgble boy who persist In breaking tho
lamps and new street signs on Lincoln
avenue, between Fortieth and Forty-sccdnd
Mrs. T. Stultz and little son arrived on
Friday morning from t hlengo Tor a vhort
visit with Mrs. Frank Davis on South
Fortv-eighth street. She homeward
bound to Lincoln. Neb. Her husband Is a
brother of Mrs. Dowle.
Cuv Matsen and Miss Myrtle Syas were
married at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George Syas, Twenty-eighth
and lllondo streets, nt 7 p. m. Thursday,
January 15, by Rev. H M. Henderson'. The
bride le tne second daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. G. Syas and a former resident or West
Ambler when In the high school. Hbe has
been cashier at W. It. Hennett's the past
year. The groom Is a bookkeeper In Omaha.
Ills parents reside In Iowa. Miss Grace
Blake of Ackerman, class of l!l2. hlsh
school, was bridesmaid, nnd Kay Matsen,
brother of the groom, wns best mnn. Firty
guests were present. A splendid wedding
supper was served. The wedding march
was plaved by Miss Mohl. Little Amelia,
piEter of the bride, was Mngbrarer. The
bridal couple will make a short trip to
Iowa, after which they will be at home tit
Twenty-fourth and Hlondo streets.
W. F. CretJbv of Omaha visited friends
here Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. W. R. Wall was a business visitor
in Omaha Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. C. C. Hupp and Mrs. George Dial
were business visitors in Omaha Saturday.
Mrs. William Ranks went to Blair Thurs
day afternoon to visit her daughters for a
Mrs. Kimball of Omaha was the guest of
her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Paul, Wednesday
of this week.
Mls Anna Arnoldl spent a couple of days
here this week visiting her sister, Mrs.
William Pulte. v
Mrs. Lou Cole was called to Omaha Fri
day on account of the serious illness of
her daughter, Mrs. James Wilson.
Charles Tletz and wife and daughter
vlBlted Mrs. Tletz' parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Wilson, Saturday and Sunday.
Tho members of the Presbyterian church
gave an ovster supper and entertainment
Friday night for the benefit of the church.
The funeral of William Barret, who was
injured Monday night, dying soon after
ward, was held nt the home of his mother
The Ladles' guild of St. Mark's church
met at the home of Mrs. G. J. Hunt on
Wednesday afternoon. The next meeting
will be held at the home of Mrs. C. V.
' A called business meeting was held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Crews last
The quarterly conference meeting of the
Methodist church was held last Thursday
evening at the church.
A meeting of the cabinet of the Kpworth
league was held at the home of Miss John
son last Monday evening.
J. N. Horton left last Tuesday evening
for Chicago, where he has taken a position
aa an employe on the Burlington road.
The Ladles' Aid aoclety will hold n meet
ing of unusual importance next Wednes
day evening, instead of the regular after
noon session. The meeting will be held nt
the home of Mrs. Johnson.
The funeral of W. I). Beckett, who was
found frozen last Sunday, was held at the
home of Ueorye Bonner of Omaha. Mr.
lieckett and family huve llvd In Benson
oft and on for a number of years and he
was well known In this pluoe.
Services will be held today at the Metho
dist church at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sun
day school at noon. Kpworth league at
6:30. The communion services will take
place after the regular sermon and Itev.
A. J. Markloy will have charge.
The funeral services of Christian Nevius
were held at his late home last Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock and was largely at
tended, a number of those present being
old pioneers, Mr. Nevius having been one
of them. A number of rlorul tributes were
sent by friends. The interment was . at
Nightly revival meetings are still being
held at the Prcsbyterlun church.
Mrs. Johnson of Wuhoo wus the guest
last week of her mother, Mrs. J. W. Lattin.
' Ur. Van Gleson continues to Improve In
the mild climate of San Antonio, Tex., and
finds the city full of Interesting relics.
The next meeting of the Dundeo Woman's
club will be held on Wednesday at the
home of Mrs. J. W. Marshall, the subject
of the hfson being a review of the most
populur work of litoil.
Tho llrst Bound Dozen social meeting of
tho season was held at the home of Mrs.
V T . Selhv on Wednesday bv the hos
tesses of tho occasion, Mra. Selby and Mrs.
1. J. Barr. Guessing games were played
and delightful refreshments served at a
beautifully set table.
In January and February thnn
tbf do in Ui'cemlwr. Many
lines of ulior Intended to bu
as good as Suroais are being
wold now at JS.I'H and 14. M. and
heralded in bold, black-faced
tvpe aa wunderlul barcalns.
Sor .Hls are ti V always, 111
Patent Kid, Liiamel. Vlrl i.r
Calf. K'lualled by few, excelli-d
Sorosis Shoe Store
2.3 So. 15th fit
FRANK WILt'oX, Manager.
Write lor cuiaiogue.
BITTER FIGHT IN COLORADO
Former Senator Woloott Issues Appeal t
tLe Icpublican Members.
DEMOCRATS THREATEN TO RETALIATE
Will t narsl Republican In the Senate
for Kvcry Democrat I nseated
by Republicans In
DENVER. Colo., Jan. 17. Former United
States Senator Edward O. Wolcott. who Is
a candidate for the seat now held by Henry
M. Teller, has issue? an appeal to the re
publican members of the house to unite and
expel seventeen democratic members whose
sents are contested. Otherwise, ho doclares,
a democrat will be elected senator.
A majority of the seventeen members of
the house w ho' are supporting Wolcott have
signed an agreement that they will vote
first, last and all the time for him for
t'nlted States senator, and will not vote for
any other candidate.
Representative Frewen, the Wolcott leader
In tho house, has served an oral peremptory
notice on Chairman Breckenridge of the
houso committee on privileges and elec
tions to the effect that unless the commit
tee reports in favor of arbitrarily unseating
all the democratic members from Arapahoe
county, and unless the vote on unseating
the fifteen members be made Jointly In
stead of separately the Wolcott men will
not vote to seat a single republican.
All the democratic senators but one have
pledged themselves to unseat a republican
senator for every democratic member of
the house unseated, man for mnn, so long
as republican senators remain upon whom
retaliation can be had.
lr of Kentucky Methods.
Concerning this proposed policy of re
taliation Mr. Wolcott, In his address to the
The threatened Importation Into the state
by the democrats of the bloody methods
which have forever blackened the good
name of the state of Kentucky must not
swerve us. The patriotic republicans in
the state senate are loyal to their party
and they are able, backed by a republican
governor, to take care of themselves.
Many of the seventeen republican mem
bers of the house who are opposed to Wol
cott's election are pledged to not vote for
him under any circumstances and will not
Join In a caucus for the purpose of select
ing a senatorial candidate.
If the republican factions fall to get to
gether Senator Teller will be re-elected, or
a deadlock will result which may prevent
an election ot senator at this session.'
Tho house committee on elections will
make Its report on the contested seats next
Monday and It Is the intention of the re
publicans to have It acted upon by tho
bouse on that day, as the first ballot for
senator will be taken next Tuesday.
LOAN SECRETARY DEFAULTS
Ohio nnlldlnsr Association Official Dis
appears with Hundred Thou
CLEVELAND, O., Jan. 17. Investigation
has disclosed the fact that O. Christie Bayer,
late secretary of the Oermanla, the New
Citlrens and the Circleville Building and
Loon associations, Is short lr. his acoounts
from $60,000 to $100,000. Bayer disappeared
on January 6 and his whereabouts 1b un
known. Bayer's accounts with the New Citizens
company are $53,000 short; with the Ger
manla, nearly $50,000, and with the Clrcle
vllle Building and Loan association the
shortage Is between $5,000 and $6,000.
Application was made to the courts this
afternoon for a receiver for the New Cit
izens company and H. B. Weaver waa ap
pointed. Bayer was one of the most highly re
spected citizens of Circlevillo. He waa a
We pell for cash, or $5.00 down and $1.50 per week,
Ball Bearing Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machines
at popular prices and easy terms. Second Hand Sewing
$1.00 to $15.00
We sell needles, and repair and sell parts for any machine
manufactured. Bicycles cheap in order to close out our large
NEBRASKA CYCLE COMPANY
'Phone 1663. Corner Fifteenth and Harney
334 Brtadway. Council Bluffs. Iowa.
612 North 24th St.; South Omaha, Neb.
GEO. E. MICKEL, Manager.
Remember we are making 20 to 40 per
C hildren a flat weave vests and Pant
of these goods was 25c to tl.OO, aceordin
All children's Colored Cloaks lust ha
$:, 00 French Flannel Waists for $1.87.
13.00 and $3.50 Waists for $1 38.
Onp-fnnrth off all HreRS TH-nmln hv
All-overs in dotted awlss, embroider
embroidery, hemstitched tucks, one-third
Aiussed ana souea Linen HandKerch
.Walking Dolls, were $1.00, now DOc.
Lady Dolls, were $5.50, $4.50 and $3.
STATIONERY AND ENGRAVING
the Department for
Weditlnu Invitation, and iinoiBrrmrni. . .
dress Dies. ju
Cran th " Hurd-. .
THE MOYER STATIONERY CO..
220-222 SOUTH 16th 8T.
veteran of war and prominent In Granl
Army circles. Last fall ho was elected
clerk of courts, but hod not yet taken
charge of the office.
Take t unes tin I nlcnUnr.
NF.W YORK, Jan. 17. After pending for
nearly twenty ears nearly nil the 2,io0
suits brought against the flitted States
foverninenl by Importers of hat trini'iilngs
iave been trimmed off I lie calcud tr. While
there Is a total of nearly Stioan.n Involved
the government has escaped with payments
aggregating only 3.iUii. .About l' of
these cases are left Hnd It Is said the ag
gregate of claims In these Is about $r&oi.
Kxperts say that If the plaintiffs recover
more than tiO.HK) they are lucky.
AN OBJECT LESSON
In a Reatanrant.
A physician puts the query: Have yon
never noticed in any large restaurant at
lunch or dinner lime tho large number of
hearty, vigorous old men at the tables; men
whose ages run from CO to fc'l years; many
of them bald and all perhaps gray, but none
of them feeble or senile?
Terhaps the spectacle Is so common as to
havo escaped your observation or comment,
but nevertheless It Is an object lesson w hich
, If you will notice what these hearty old
fellows are eating you will observe that they
are not munching bran crackers nor gingerly
picking their way through a menu card of
new fangled health foods; on the contrary,
they seem to prefer a Juicy roast of beef, a
properly turned loin of mutton and even
the deadly broiled lobster la not altogether
Tbe point of all this la that a vigorous
old age depends upon good digestion and
plenty of wholesome food and not upon
dieting and an endeavor to live upon bran
There Is a certain class of food cranks
who seem to believe that meat, coffeo and
many other good things are rank polsoiiB,
but these cadaverous, sickly looking In
dividuals are a walking condemnation ot
their own theories.
The matter In a nutshell 13 that If the
stomach secretes the natural dlgostivo
Juices in sufficient quantity any wholesome
food will be promptly digested; If tho
stomach does not do so, and certain foods
cause distress, one or two of Stuart's
Dyspepsia Tablets aftpr each monl will re
move all difficulty because they Bupply Just
what every weak stomach lacks, pepsin,
hydro-chloric acid, diastase and nux.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets do not art'
upon the bowels and In fact are not strictly
a medicine, as they act almost entirely
upon the food eaten, digesting it thoroughly
' and thus gives a much needed rest aud
giving an appetite for the next meal. .
Of people who travel nine out of ten use
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, knowing them
j to be perfectly Bate to use at any tlma and
also having found out by experience that
they are a safeguard against Indigestion in
any form, and, eating as they have to at
all hours and all kinds of food, the travel
ing public for yenra have pinned their
faith to Stuart's Tablets.
All druggists sell them at 50 cents for
full sized packages and any druggist from
Maine to California, If his opinion wero
asked, will say that Stuart's Dyspepsia
Tablets Is the most popular and successful
remedy for any stomach trouble.
fjhfti Sella Watch."
Iflk 4 f Oornttm Sterling SH- f
iCSf Hawks' Cut Glass. S
I Suitable for wed- M
Ja Let Copley show
Headquarters for j
$10.00 to $75-00
With the Largest and Most Com
plete Stock of Records
West of Chicago.
Mrs. J. Benson
January Clearing Sale
cent reduction on Knit TTr.4.
i. part wool or all cotton; regular price
K to alee, now all sizes in vests and
If former price.
yy. Insertion and tucking, with lacs and
lefs reduced 30 to 40 per cent.
60, according to size, now Just half pries.
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