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TFTE OMAHA DAILY HEE: SATURDAY. DECEMnEU S. 1ftO.T
run of Figs appeals to the cultured ?nd the
;vell-informed and to the healthy, because its.om
poncnt parts are simple and wholesome and be
cause it acts without disturbing the natural func
tions, as it is wholly free from every objectionable
quality or substance. In the process of
manufacturing figs are used, as they are
pleasant to the taste, but the medicinal
virtues of Syrup of Figs are obtained
from an excellent combination of plants
known to be medicinally laxative and to
act most beneficially.
To get its beneficial effects buy the
vi ' tvnuiiiw liimiuianuicu u y wit
For ! by
ft.ll, drurfrfi'ats. Priccfifty cents pef-bottl.
SUICIDE OF JOWA BANKER
Gtorge P. Weod, President of Colfax
Institution, Ehooti HimielC
feet. The water Is soft and of a tempera
ture above that taken from nearer the sur
face. It la thought that the pressure will
be greatly Increased when the drill has
gone further into the sandstone. It la the
Intention to keep on d.-ll.lng until a depth
of at least 900 feet has been reached.
DOMESTIC. TROUBLE SUPPOSED CAUSE ATTACK ANTI-COMPACT LAW
Ka Been Married Oaly a Year to
Mars Wh Atteaded Former
Wife During the Matter's
EES MOINKS, Dec. 4 George D. Wood,
president of the Bank of Colfax, and di
rector of Ira, Mingo - and Baxter (Ia.)
banks, committed suicide at hla home In
Colfax at 9 o'clock this morning by shoot
ing 'himself through the head. Wood
wm 43 years old, tie was married a year
ago to a nurse, who, attended a former
wire during her last Illness. Domestic
trouble Is Jippond..to.,iare eaused" "he
suicide. Wood was. wprth over 1:30,000 and
Ms accounts were straight.!
Ex-County Treasurer A.' W. Layman had
120,000 Polk county money deposited In
Woods' bank at Colfax.' ile went to Col
fax this afternoon and. ms closeted with
til directors. Much anxiety over the safety
of. the county funds Is expressed. The
State bank at Baxter, another of the
Woods series, closed Its doors temporarily
to. await developments. It was given cut
this afternoon' that the Institution was
financially sound and the action was takc-n
merely to determine what course to pursue.
The banks at Mltchellvllle, Ira and Mingo
Drillers strike Flow of Water.
8TUROIS. 8. D., Dec. 4.-Speclal.)-Thf
latest report from Spring Creek, where oil
la being bored for. Is tn the effect that a
fairly strong flow of water has been tapped.
. The stream, which Is the else of one's arm,
ha sufficient force to come a few Inches
above the top of the pjpe. This flow hns
Its source at a depth of something like two
Mataat Insurance Compaay Takes
Ip the Fight la Sonth "
PIERRE, 8. V., Dec. 4.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) This afternoon . summons was
served on Insurance Commissioner PerklnB
In a case brought by the Commercial Mut
ual Fire Insurance- association of Mitchell
to test the anti-compact provision of the
state Insurance laws by the state mutuals
at least that Is whut it shows on the sur
face, but In faot Its purpose Is to attempt
to use this move as an amended bill of
complaint for reopening the case which
was shrought in the United States court by
foreign companies and decided In favor of
the atate by Judge Carlan. Such a move
will be opposed by Insurance Commissioner
Perkins. The case will be heard In Davison
A large coal wagon belonging to Louis La
ger, with over two tons of hard coal, was
stolen Monday night. The wagon was
traced as far us Wcstport, where all trace
IT'S UP TO THE OIL COMPANY
If Standard Wants Test of Soata
Dakota Uir It Mast Begin
PIERRE, S. D Dec. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) In the circuit court this morning
State's Attorney Ooodner moved to dis
miss the cam against L. B. Albright, local
agent of the Standard Oil company, for
selling oil which did not meet the gravity
lest provided for by the present oil law
of the state. The attorneys 'for the de
fense resisted the motion, but the dis
missal was granted. Just what the next
move of the oil company will be in Its
attempt to test the law is not known, but
It probably will ship In several tanks of
oil below "the gravity test and force the
case. ' '
D., Dec. 4. (Special Tele
gramsThe opera houne wus too small
to accommodate the throng anxious to
htar Hon. C'oe I. Crawford's address to
night announcing his candidacy for gov
ernor. He stated that only after repeated
iVmundH, based upon assurances of sup
port from a large number of representa
tive republicans throughout, the state, did
he conclude to become a candidate. He
declared in favor of party organisation
and gave assurance that his canvass would
be made on strict party lswues, fairly and
honestly preuenteB, and pledged himself
to the best Interests of the state and
Poiuebody Has Fael.
ABERDEEN, 8. D- Dec. 4.-;Special.)
' On Tuesday, December S, the Rock
Isand .System will sell round trip
tickets to the South at greatly reduced
rates. Embrace this chaftce to in
vesiigaie the opportunities in Okla
homa and Texas.
Hates from Council Bluffs or Omaha as follows:
To (lalvestou. Houston, San Antonio, Waco, Tort
Worth ami Dallas, Texas, uimF all points in Okla
homa ami Indian
Territories. . . . ;
To all ioiutS; on Hock
lHviniou in Texas and
ml System Kl Paso
To all joints on Kl Paso and North Eastern south
of Alainagordo, New Mexico, including Deruiujr,
also Kl Taso,
Fend for Hock Inland's new publication,
'OKLAHOMA." A postal will bring it free.
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ROCK ISLAND SYSTEM
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ROB THE BANK OF FAIRVIEW
Midnight Visitors Take' Thoasanrt
Dollars, bnt Leave six Ceats
SIOUX FALLS. 8. D.. Dec. 4. -(Special
Telegram). The safe In the bank of Falr
vicw at Fairview, south of Sioux Falls,
was robbed by cracksmen last night. The
safe was blown to pieces and the robbers
secured over a thousand dollars, taking all
the cash but a nickel and a penny. They
stole a team and made their escape to
wards Sioux Falls. Persons near the bank
heard the explosion but failed to give an
alarm until early this morning. The bank
was fully Insured. There is no clue.
ALDERMAN JOHNSON'S TURN
Laut Bilibnry Takai Up Another of Grand
t BspidV CooncilmeD,
THOUSAND DOLLARS THIS ONE'S PRICE
Blssel said to Have Done Most of
the .egetlatla Beeaase of Being
a Friend of the t'oaarilmaa
and It Is Safer,
UKAND RAPIDS, Mich.. Dec. 4 The
mont , Interesting features In the water
boodle vcandal today were the confession
of ex-Alderman Abraham Oty-sels of the
Sixth ward and Corry H. Blssclt, former
member of the Board of Publlo Works that
they accepted the bribes mentioned by
Salshury in his confession.
Later this afternoon ex-Alderman Qhysels
went to Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Ward's office and made a statement of the
boodle transactions, acknowledging that he
eccepted an envelope from Salsbury con-
i mining $300.
Thlo confession was followed a few min
utes inter by the appearance of Mr. Blssell,
who also made a statement of his connec-
tion with the deal, acknowledging that he
i had accepted 1500 and otherwise corroborat
ing Sslsbury's statements that he ap
proached members of the council with the
boodle proposition. Both Ohysels and Bls
sell informal the -prosecutor that they will
plead guilty in the superior court tomorrow.
The statement that ex-Alderman Lozler
of the Eleventh ward had neglected to ap
pear when wanted in police court and that
his bond was liable to be forfeited ellcltod
a report from his attorney today. Attorney
McDonald explained to Judge Haggerty
that lie and his client understood that
Lozler was to appear tomorrow. Neither
the Judge nor Assistant Prosecuting Attor
ney Ward remembered any agreement to
that effect and there was no record to con
firm It. Mr. McDonald promised that his
client would be In court tomorrow morning
and Mr. Ward, assenting to that arrange
ment, the arrangement was placed on rec
ord. No additional warrants were Issued
today, but there may be one arrest tomor
row, If the prosecution can get the warrant
served. Assistant Prosecutor Ward, how
ever, declines to rive the name of the man
who is wanted.
The examination of Alderman Charles T.
Johnson, charged with accepting a bribe
from Lant K. Salisbury to support the
Lake Michigan water deal, On aid of which
Salisbury alleges he bribed a score or more
of prominent cltlsens. Including the man
agers of three local newspapers, was taken
up in police court today.
Salsbury had sufficiently recovered to
again take the stand as a witness. He waa
unable to remember any more than the sub
stance of various conversations with John
son In the summer of 1900, but stated that
Johnson agreed to support the water deal
for 11,000 in cash, &0 of which. Salsbury
said he paid him.
Salsbury said: "A little while after I of
fered Johnson 11,000 I further promised him
St&.ooo In bonds. He did not ask for them.
the proposition being made by me volun
On cross-examination Salsbury said he did
not at - first approach Johnson himself,
CoreV P. Blssel of the Board of Publlo
Works, who waived examination In the
police court on a bribery charge, going to
him. The reason for this, according to
Salsbury. was that Blssel and he were
friends, and in case of exposure he be
lieved Johnson would not be so quick to
give Blssel away as he would himself. He
said, however, that he did not ask Blssel
to approach Johnson.
Salsbury could not tell the number of
times he talked with Johnson about the
deal, nor could he tell the date of the pay
ment, saying meiely that It was between
June and September. Salsbury said he
also gave Johnsoa 1100 or $200 for Ms cam
paign and that he contributed money to
the fund of every democratic candidate
The examination was then adjourned
until next Wednesday to prepare the rcc
ord and have it sworn to by Balsbury. as
in the other cases.
Haa Saloon Oat of Reserve.
LARAMIE, Wyo., Dec. 4. (Speclal.)
Herman George and Shaffer Bros, at
Holmes have been denied a renewal of their
saloon license because the saloon was liq
uated on the Medicine Bow forest reserve.
Forest Supervisor I. O. Davis made the ob
jections to the Board of County Commis
sioners. The saloon owners will move their
business onto a tract of patented land
three miles from Holmes. This Is the first
case on record where a saloon has been
prohibited from doing business on a forest
reserve, but as there are a number of sa
loons scattered through the several forest
reservations in the state It Is more than
likely that all will be compelled to close
up or move.
Looks (or Kw tattle Hiait.
SPEARFISH. S. D., Dec. 4.-Speclal.)-It
Is reported that J. W. Drlsklll'Gontemplates
leaving in short time for South Amer
ica, with a view to totalling on a cattle
range. He Is at present In Texas. His
son Walter, It Is said, will accompany him
and they will salt probably from New York
for Rio Janeiro. Mr. Drlaklll has In mind
the Argentine Republic or Paraguay as 'a
possible cattle range. He has been In
formed that cattle may be purchased very
cheaply there and In that event he would
enter the business on a large scale. Mr.
Drlsklil comes of the old family of Drls
kllls and- his father was one of the pioneer
cattle raisers of the great state of Texas.
Many Pnylla nt Aberdeen.
ABERDEEN. 8. D-, Dec. 4. (Special.)'
The enrollment at the publlo schools has
already reached 9S-, a gain of 98 over the
same month last year. The enrollment of
pupils In the model department at the nor-r
inal school rs 108, and at the preparation
academy over 100, making the total .enroll
ment over 1.200. A lurge number of pupils
are attending the two business colleges,
making Aberdeen quite an educational
STURQIS, 8. D-, Dec. 4 (Special Tele
gram.) John Uergen, wanted here for the
shooting of Christine Keffier of Sturgls, on
th evening of November (, was captured
by Sheriff Brown of Meade county about
twenty miles weat of Rochford. Brown
was notified that he was in that vicinity
and Immediately went after him. Oergen
was brought here today and placed In the
Meade county jail.
DEAD WOOD, S. D., Dec. 4.-(Speclal.)
Ralph Carr, Edward Davis and Martin
Mow have bad their arraignment on the
charge of murdering Henry Stokes. Their
preliminary hearing was set for Friday of
tnis week ana they were sent to Jail and
not allowed bail.
Alleged Forcer raastht.
ABERDEEN. 8. D Deo. 4.-(8pecial.)-Young
James Rogers.X wanted at Vermil
ion, was arrested here as he was boarding
a train -for the east. He wtll be taken
bath to lac trial for fytgtrf.
BURNED TO DEATH IN HIS HOME
to Help Aged Man
Was a Helpless
TABLE ROCK, Neb., Dec. 4.-(Spec'.al.)
Five miles southeast of here Thomas
Swanda, sr., an old man of 86 years, lived
lone In a new house recently built, and !
son, Thomas Swanda,' jr., lived near him,
within a few rods. The son and his family
were out gathering corn nearby, between 8
and 9 o'clock In the morning, when the
house was discovered to be on Are, and It
was so far along before they arrived at the
scene that the old gentleman had perished
in the flames. He waa helpless and unable
to save himself. The origin of the fire la
unknown. The building waa said to be In
sured, but not known In what company.
Dedicate School Bolldlng.
BURWELL, Neb., Dec. 4. (Speclal.)-Th
Burwell school district has Just completed
an eight-room brick veneer achoolhouse at
a cost of $10,000, and the people to the num
ber of 600 turned out Wednesday night to a
publlo dedication and banquet. State Su
perintendent Fowler niado the address.
The schools will convene in the new build
ing Monday after being over a year without
any permanent nome, naving usea tne
churches and store buildings during that
Blsr Record! Shacking Cora.
BEATRICE, Neb.. Dec. 4. (Special.) C.
L. Reed, a young man living at Holmes
vllle, yesterday shucked 156 bushels and
fifty pounds of corn In nine hours and for
ty-five minutes. The corn waa weighed.
and the amount was correct, as was the
time In which the work was performed. The
corn was husked from the field of W. B.
Fall May Prove Fatal.
BEATRICE. Neb., Dec. 4 (Special.) Mrs.
Phoebe Smith. ' the aged mother Of 8. K.
and B. L. Smith of Wymore, broke her hip
by a fall several days ago and the at
tending physician says she cannot recover.
Bhe is 89 years of age..
Hnaabolat Odd Fellows Elect.
HUMBOLDT. Neb.. Dec. 4.-r'SpecIal.)-The
local Odd Fellows lodge has selected
the following officers for the coming year;
N. O., C. M. Barber: V. Q-, Al Hales; R. 8.,
B. L. MeCulloch; treasurer, B. Fruhbauer;
trustee, Will Brhwass.
Change In Hotel.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Dee. 4.-(Spe-clal.)
G. H. England of Essex, Ia., has
purchased the Interest of George Eelfert
In the Morton hotel in this city and wilt
assume charge next Sunday.
Kills Bl Golden Eagle.
STUR018, . D-, Dec. 4. -(Special.) Os
wald Decke. who resides near the Bel'e-
fourche river, shot and killed a large golden
eagle. The bird measured nearly eight feet
ftom tip to tip of wings. It was given to
Wesley A. Stuart-of Sturgls, who has sent
It to a taxldernsV to have It mounted.
In using Dr. Kings New Discovery for
consumption, tougns ana colas. It cures
SU lung troubles or no pay. tOc, $1.00. For
sale ly Kuba Co.
FORMER . PRICE
RNAM STREETS . OMAHA,
FKOPLtD'ft Fl'RSimRK AND CA IIPKT CO.)
Millinery at 25 Cents on the Dollar.
Our entire Stock of ladles' hamsome Trimmed Hats tin been divided Into foar lota and Villi be sold
tomorrow at these rldlenlonsly low prlees. snlo brains nt 1 o'clock sharp.
LOT NO. 1.
Entire stock of lsdles'
Trimmed Hats, worth up to
LOT SO. 3.
Entire xtock of laille"
Trimmed Hats, worth up" to
LOT 0. H.
worth up to
LOT n. 4.
Unrestricted choice of any
Trimmed Hat In the house.
Including all the Imported
ittern hats, for
All children's Angora Hats
worth $1:5 for 25c.
Extra! Extra! LadiC!
' and Children's Jackets
33,l-3c on the Dollar.
500 Ladies' Coats, on bargaiu square, main aisle, tirst floor formerly $7.50, $10.00 mid $15.00
Saturday $2.90, $3.98 and $4.90
Three hundred Children's Cloaks, sizes 4 to 12 years, former prices, $0.00, $8.00 nnd $12.00
Saturday your undivided choice $2.90, $3.98 and $4.98
ALL OF THE ABOVE GOODS SOLD EITI1RE FOR CASH OR CREDIT
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First Annual Book Number Will Be Out
Sunday, December 6th.
SPECIAL ARTICLES; SPECIAL . ILL US TEA TIONS
CONTENTS OF THIS SPECIAL NUMBER:
"The Traveling Library-- What it Should liive the People Ne
braska's Experience," by Miss Edua D. Uullock, Secretary
. Nebraska Traveling Library CoruruisKiou.
"What Makes a Book's IVipularity," by M:ss Edith Tobitt, Libra
rian, Omaha Public Library.
"Woks as Factors in -Woman's Cltb Work,'' by Mrs. Emma E.
Cole, President Omaha Woman's Club.
"Books in Which Omaha lias a Part" A List of Works Which
Deal Directly with the Gate City.
" Anecdotes of Literary People A Collection of 'Gossipy Stories
of Great Writers and Thinkers.
Reviews of Kecent Works of Fiction, Travel, lliography, History,
( Art, Poetry, Adventure and Exploration Books for Chil
dren, and New Editions of Old Friends.
Illustrations are from the Book. Themselves, and are T.any and Varied.
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