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THE OMAITA DAILY HKE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 0, lim
TURNS OUT A MODEL REPORT
Un.'oj Puifia A'.raoj Wide Faronble
Comment bj Annual B.atemtnt
VKALL STREET HOLDS IT UP AS EXAMPLE
Considers It Credit Management
and Rnrnnrnalnar to the Stock
holders of thft Itallroad
The annual report cf the Union Pacific
for the fiitcnl year ending June 30 recently
Untied, In financial circles Is considered a
document which other roads would do well
to Imitate. It freaks very hiph'y for the
management of the system, and the frank
ness of Its official comments and the state
ment of Its statistics ore said to deserve
the praise of critics and Investors, who
condemn such secretive attempts at annual
statements as are usually put forth by
other railway systems of the west. Charles
Francis Adams first Instituted the classic
In railroad teports while he was connected
with the Union Pacific, and reorganizations
and changes In management have success
fully adopted his system.
The Hill system and the Rock Island are
the only two roads which approximate tbe
Union Pacific in mileage, and It is likely
that a larger number of people are Inter
ested in the annua! report of this system
than of any other In the United Stabjs.
There are a large number of Interesting
features to the report.
The report outlines the. necessity . the
company felt to safeguard Its position
against combinations of other lines. It ex
plains that during the year 19U1 $75,000,000
of Southern Pacific stock and $78,108,000 of
Northern Pacific stock was acquired. To
secure funds for the purchase of this large
quantity of stock an Issue of $100,000,000 of
4 per cent bonds convertible Into common
stock at par and $5,000,000 of treasury bonds
were sold. The Northern Pacific stock was
then transferred to the treasury of the
Oregon Short Line and $61,000,000 In Oregon
Short Line purchase money certificates
were taken In part payment. The balance
necessary to pay for Its Investments was
borrowed upon these certificates. Upon the
formation of the Northern Securities com
pany the Oregon Short Line exchanged Its
$78,108,000 of stock In the Northern Pacific
for $82,491,871 in the stock of the new cor
poration. In the new annual report It Is
' seen that the Oregon Short Line Issued
$&,491,000 In 4 per cent participating bonds,
which bonds were given to the Union Pa
cific at 90. This canceled all Indebtedness
of that company to the Union Pa
cific Including the $61,000,000 purchase
money certificates. The Union Pacific then
old $36,000,000 of these bonds and paid off
Its floating Indebtedness, $8,249,100 being the
difference between the purchase and selling
price was charged off to profit and loss.
The Union Pacific still holds $46,491,000 of
the Northern Securities bonds In Its treas
ury. The Vast Improvements which have been
under way by the Un'.on Pacific for many
years are now neartng completion and the
great drain upon the treasury of the com
pany for construction will then be prac
tically at an end. The policy of the owners
of the Southern Pacific also has been to
Improve the property of that company by
reduction of grades and curvatures, and
the purchase of new equipment. These Im
provements are similar to those which the
Union Pacific system has been undergoing
which have shown great results In the
revenue of the corporation. The new re
port has this to say regarding these Im
provements: Aids Sonthern Pacific.
It was deemed expedient to Bid the South
ern Pacific company In temporarily financ
ing its large expenditures for reconstruc
tion, bettetments and Improvements to Its
froperty and for much needed equipment.
or this purpose $16,3)6,119.12 was advanced
by the I njn Pacific company, repayable
on demand. Of this sum the Union Pacific
rroIJed from its surplus cash funds $1,146,
19.12. and Incurred loans for the rermlnder.
Thy work In hand on the lines of the South
t em Pacific will be finished before the end
' of the year, and it la expected that it will
reult In a satlHf.ictorv sivlng In the cost
of operation and In other directions. Since
tho clit-e of the fiscal year the Union Pa
cific Railroad company sold $10,000,000, face
value, of Its 6 per cent collateral notes,
mMurlnir February 1. 1905. The gretter
?art of the proceeds of this sale was loaned
o the Southern Pacific eimpany.
During six years 739,23.423 has been spent
by the Union Pacific upon Its own lines.
Two-thirds of this amount was paid out of
the Income of tho company. The grors
earnings of the company have grown from
$32,631,769 In, 1898 to I61.07d,19 during the last
year. The net earnings have Increased
during the same period from $13,061,478 to
$C:.327,973, and the mileage only 425 miles.
The mllesge operated during the last year
Wat 6,762 miles.
Such an earning power. It Is said by fin
anciers. Is sufficient to overcome the serious
decline In the value of the company's seeu
t titles. The Increase In the "expenses of
the year are said to be due to the usual
causes, the advanced cost of labor and the
freight congestion of a year ago. The
strike of the shopmen and the floods of Inst
jreur also are said to be partly to blame.
Climbs Nina Mountains,
The Union Pacific between the Missouri
Hver and the western terminus, climbs nlns
mountain ranges of varying height, the
highest being about 8,000 feet. The main
line first constructed -was finished In 1839,
and a creation of the pre-ent physical con
dition has proved sn expensive aftermath.
The gross earnings In 1896 were $14.382,:91,
and the total net Income was $6;072.775. The
Ixed charges due to excessive capitalisa
tion amounted to f7.16i.E63, which left a
.elicit Of $1,091,685 for the year. Stock
kolder were assessed $16 per share In the
organisation of 1897, receiving an equal I
tmount of new common' stock for their
loldlnga and preferred stock for their an
lexsmettt. The fixed charges were reluced
torn $7,164,363 to $3,000,000. The acquirement
if the Oregon Short line and the Oregon
Hallway and Navigation company caused
l-.e Issue of additional common stock to
lie amount of $96,000,000 and of preferred
luO.UUO.uM. But the gross earnings of the
umpany Increased on account of tbe addl
lonal earning power added by these proper
les from $14,382,000 to $42,688,000. Since these'
arupertles were acquired $15,511,000 has been
spent for betterments. Improvements and
' tddltlons, $10,132,000 for changes of lint and
13.579,000 for new equipment, a total of
t9.223.C3. Of this amount $.000.0.0 has been
appropriated from current earnings and the
talance chargvd to capital.
The result of these expenditures on the
gain line and subsidiary, roads can be
en In the declining ratio of the cost of
onductlng transportation. .
Taken as a whole, the report Is " cou
riered a credit to the management and
cry encouraging to the stockholder of
he company. '
,'OUCEMAN ISJUNDER ARREST
'alter Caller Caarsed with Perlary
la Connolly Jnry Bribery
Walter Colter, a South Omaha policeman,
las been arrested on the charge of perjury
B connection with testimony given In the
ai of John T. Connolly against the Union
"nclrtc railroad, wherein the plaintiff, who
tad both It-gs cut off, sues for IBi.ouo.
This is the rase In reference to which Judge
Vtbaugh appointed a committee of three
o Investigate certain charges of Jury
amp-ring, bat It Is distinctly stated that
&4 commute dll uot authoiUt ttla arrest
Miss Mnud Klmhnll of Omaha was the
guest of her sister BaturdaV last.
Mrs. K. Srotf Jr. of Omaha Is spending
a lew aays visiting relatives north of town
Nr. and Mrs. Hupp entertained a numtier
or tneir rricnds at their home Saturday
Mrs. 8 Love Kelley of Blous City Is
rpendlng a few weeks here as the guest of
captain ana Mrs. Keynoicis.
Krnest snd Fred Whltmore have returned
from Moose Jaw, Canada. They have been
there looking up a location for a future
Tony Welchert, who has been In St. Jo
seph's hosoltsl for the nnst three weeks
Is able to be at home, and Is getting better
an me ime.
The mall on the rural routes, especially
No. 1, has been very heavy the past week,
snd the carriers have had their hands full
taking care of It.
J. II. Holtzman returned from Wise
memorial hospital at Omaha this week,
where he has been sick for several weeka
He Is greatly Improved.
Rev. Andrew Clsrk of Omaha and Rev.
K. J. Cardy of Florence were entertained
at dinner on Sunday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. C. O. Carlson.
Mrs. Frank Reynolds, accompanied by
her guest. Mrs. B. Love Kelley, attended
a party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rose
In Omaha Friday night.
A Swedish Lutheran church has been or
ganised here. A lot has been purchased
in the southeast part of town and building
will commence early In the spring.
Miss Jessie Lonergen, daughter of D. Lon
ergen, died at the home ot her father In
Fairview neighborhood Saturday morning.
Funeral Monuay from the residence.
Miss Dennis of Milo, deputy postmaster
at that place, was a caller at the Florence
postottlce Friday evening. She Is the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper rlmlth while here.
V. R. Wall,. district deputy grand master.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows of this
district, made an official visit to Benson
lodge of Independent Order of Odd Fellows
J. F. Ransom, an old soldier and a resi
dent here for many years, went to the
Illinois National home lor old soldiers
Monday, where he will spend the winter.
He Is so years of age anu has no relatives
Mr. and Mrs. A. II. Hunt and Mr. and
Mis. H. F. Reynolds gave a party to the
employes of the Water company and their
Florence friends Saturday night at the
pump house, uancing and games were tne
order of tbe evening. Refreshments were
Mr. and Mrs. O. Gifts are rejoicing over
the blrtn ot a daughter.
Mrs. James Waisli left last week for
Minneapolis, where she will visit for some
time with her sister.
Postmaster and Mrs. McOuIre left last
Saturday mori.lng lor a visit with their
son l-ennle in Missouri.
Miss Penil Lowe left list Monday after
noon for the west, where she will visit with
her sisters in Oregon duilug the winter.
Mrs. W. D. Johnson returned home last
week from Omaha, where she had been
cal.ed by the sickness and death of her
Mr. and Mrs. Corliss Totman, who have
resloed in Omaha for a few months, have
removed to Benson, where they will reside
Services will be held at the Methodist
church at 10:m a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday
school at 11:40. Epworth league at 6:30 la
the evening. Rev. John Crew pastor.
Nellie Howard and Alta Thomas, who
spent the Xhdiiksgi.lng ho.ldays with their
parents in Ltciusoii, letarned to Council
hIuiTk Monday morn.ng to resume their
The Kpworth league devotional meeting
last t-uuuay evening was . lead by Miss L
btarr of Iowa, who nas spent the past two
weeks In Benson doing work In tne Inter
ests of the Chautauqua ot the east.
Mrs. Crooks, .no has been visiting with
relatives in t.enson and E.kllorn tor the
past two months, vivl.ed a few days last
week with her sister, Mrs. Walsh, before
depa.tlng for her home in Washington
The regular meetipg of the Ladles' AM
society was held at the home of Mrs. E. J.
Crews last Wednesday kfurnoon. A l)-cent
luncn was ser.ej f.o.a 3 to a o'clock, which
Was attended by a large circle ot the
The regular busints meeting of the Ep-
worm league was neia last Monday even
ing at the home of Mlsj Stlger. During the
evet I ig a tea lng circe was planned, which
will hold its flrot meeting at the parsonage
next 'luexuay evening. At the close of the
bmlness session a social hour was spent
and refreshments were served.
The young girls of Mrs. McCoy' Sunday
school ch gave a oaiar and social at
the city hall last Fiidty. The proceeds will
be used for the Chilstmas treats and fes
tivities of the Sunday school. During the
evening a sofa pillow was voted to the
most popular lady or gentleman, and was
won by Mrs. Dr. McJo,. After the voting
a short program, consisting of music and
recitations, was rendreJ.
Mrs. John Faverty was the guest of her
former Ambler friends on Thursday.
John Laverty began his winter's work at
the packing houce on Monoav of this
Mrs. Dayton Smith and famllv were
guests of theli mother, Mrs. Pitman, on
Mies Ada Gants was the guest of her sis
ter. Mrs. F. liensman, and other friends on
Mrs. Charles Syaa has been under the
doctor's cure this week with severe stom
Mr. Norberg of East Ambler entertained
his sister, Mrs. Swan of Cass street, tne
fires of the week.'
Mrs. Nelson Pratt and daughter, Minnie,
were guests of Rev. and Mrs. Henderton
from Monday until Tuesday.
Clyde Stults has gone Into partnership
with his frier.d, A. MurrDI, In the neat
market on Thirty-second and California
Miss Mae Syas entertained her voting
friend. Miss Ella Michael of South Omiira,
and her mother of East Ambler at dinner
William Williams, a prominent druggist
of Valparaiso. Ind.. returned home Mon
day, after a pleasant four days' visit with
his sister, Mrs. 8. E. Syas.
The Epworth league of the Southwest
church are talking up an apron social
at the church In the nesr future. The
aprons are to be Imported from other states
The Modern Woodmen of West Lawn and
West Bide have thtlr large hail on Forty-ninth
and Center streets ready for the
roof. It adds much to the appearance of
these heretofore vacant lots.
Mrs. J. E. Aughe left Friday on a brief
trip to shland, and while there will at
tend the golden wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Warbrltten. Mrs. War
brltten ts the oldest sister ot Mr. Aughe.
Mrs. A. T. Hewitt Is visiting friends In
The Dundee Woman's club met last
Wcdnesduy with Mrs. J. H. Harte.
Mr. A. H. Palmer Is convalescing from his
tecent Uliieks, and will soon be out agilu.
Mrs. I-andon Barr and children of Chad
ron were the gurt lust week of Mr. and
Mrs. P. J. Bjit
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Pyke entertained t
cards on Wednesday evening in honor of
Mi. and Mrs. loiig of ljoup City, Neb.
The Ladles' Aid society of the Dundee
Presbyterian church met on Friday after
noon at the home of Mrs. J. J. Lampe.
The Round Dosen club will meet with
Mra. E. V. Heaford and Mine Powell on
Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Heaford.
Mr. and Mra. Pindnll of Hannibal.. Mo.,
who were the guests or tnelr daughter,
Mrs. B. R. Rush, over Thanksgiving, re
turned home lust week.
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Rush entertained at
dinner on Wednesday tvening for Judge
und Mrs. Benjamin Baker of Albuquerque,
N. M. and Judge and Mrs. William
Both the Dundee and Omaha fire depart
ments responded to a call last Sunday
morning to the home of Mr. J. O. Yeiser.
The bluae. which waa on tie first flour,
was soon extinguished.
NAMES SPANISH CABINET
Marked Abeeaea tram Aetkarlty af
Pereaae Pramlaeat la Recent
MADRID, Dec. 5 The new cabinet Is 'con
stituted as follows: Benor Maura, premier;
Benor Ban Pedro, minister for foreign af
fairs; Senor Toca, minister of justice;
General Linares, minister of war; Senor
Fernandes. minister of mat In; Senor Os-na,
minister of finance; Benor Benches. Ouerra,
minister of the Interior; Benor Domlngues
y Paschal, minister of public Instruction;
Conde de Allende Salaaar, minister of pub
Ua work, w - . ,
TWO MORE GRAIN TARIFFS
Bock Ii'and and Wibath Pa, in Bates Oil
on' a ted to Help Omaha.
FORMER ANNOUNCES THE FIRST TRANSIT
Applies to Any Polat oa System,
labile Wabash Makes Proper
tloaal to Mississippi Line
Two large wads of assistance toward the
Omaha grain market were dropped yes
terday In the plate which the Omaha Grain
exchange Is holding out, by the Rock
Island and the Wabash.
The Rock Island has put In a transit
rate through Omaha to any point on Its
line, from points In Nebraska and In north
western Kansas. The WabaBh' has an
nounced the same proportional rates that
other roads have put In operation to Mis
sissippi river points and to Chicago. -'
The Rock Island rate. It Is thought, will
throw open northwestern Kansas and oil
points in Nebraska touched by the line.
Its advantage comes where the sum of the
rale to Omaha and the proportional rate
out of Omaha are greater than the through
rate. It Is also a mllllng-ln-transft rate,
for wheat or corn may be brought here and
ground and sent ' out on the tame road
under the same shipment.
An Example Cited.
Taking for example Agra, Kan., the
through rate to Chicago Is 27 cents. The
rate from Agra to Omaha Is 15V4 cents and
the proportional from Omaha to Chicago
la 14 cents, making a total 'rate, If tho
grain were handled here, of 7Si cents, or
2i cents more than the rate for sending
the grain straight through the city. Under
the rate which the Rock Island announces,
the grain coming by the transit rate may
be brought to Omaha and handled here,
milled, cleaned, mixed or stored for a short
time, and then continued on to Its eastern
destination for the through rate, or 27
cents. This rate will be more or less ad
vantageous to grain from all stations to tho
southwest on the line. The Rock Island
Is the first road to Introduce the transit
The Wabash rate has gone Into effect, it
is said, and will be an assistance In build
ing up the grain market. It Is said that the
proportional will make It possible for
Omaha to handle grain to Toledo and Buf
RAID COUNTERFEITERS' DEN
Chicago Police Kind Money Where
They Were Not Looking;
CHICAGO. Dec. 6.-In a raid on a aim.
posed thieves' resort tlTe notice
stumbled upon a counterfeiters' den.
In his effort to escape Charles Belknan
engage'd In a struggle with Sergeant Miller
and was overpowered and arrested. Mrs.
r ranees neiknap, his wife, later waa taken
Into eustody. Both will be held for Cap
tain Porter of the- government secret
ervlce, who will be notified of their arrest.
Belknap and his wife c ecu Died four rim
One room was fitted up as a laboratory and
contained all the most approved appliances
tor making counterfeit sliver dollars.
Thirty-five honn rfniiat-a -.. j
- .... wiiurimeu
by the police, together with 4 trunk full
SHOOTERS' FUN AT THE TRAPS
Omaha Party Get Kair mt
Park and Finish Three
Over at the Omaha Rh ratMnsy et n e-ta ar .
day afternoon a party of Gun club enthusi
itsts had a short session at the
came a ten-target handlcan, with Townsend
on the way-back mark. This resulted:
Lew's (30) 2 2 1 2 2 0 2 228
goo 11 011201 2 7
2 1 2 0 2 2 2 1 2 8
1 02222210 7
2 22020222 7
2 2 112 12219
2 22222222 210
Drlesbach's second barrel
enough to get him all the money, the $2
entrance fee being dumped Into one pot.
Next a team shoot for the price of the
birds was made up, with the following out
come, tho Rogers team doing the settling:
Driesbach 1221 112 1202 1211 221 -18
Lewis 2221 2022 2221 a 122 2r21
Goodrich 220 2222 222 2022 22"2 It
Shumway 0212 221 1122 1201 022216
Jones 222 2121 2222 22 1 2"'l 19
Fogg 2222 0222 1 222 1222 222219
Rogers 2122 2213 222 0222 222218
Townsond 2222 2222 2222 2112 2222
Totals 71 73 j
A miss and out match at live birds, tl to i
mini i. waa uiviueu uv lownunn ann I irua.
bach, the score standing:
Jones 1 2 0.. . '
Toozer 1 2 3 2 0. .
Townsend 2 2 112 11
Driesbach 1 2 2 2 2 1 2
Root 1 . . . .
Kimball 1 1 2 8 2 0 .
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
On Wednesday evening a large number
of high school students made up a Jolly
party and attended the performs nre of
"The Merchant of Venice. The students
lined up before the gallery door as early
as t o'clock, and before 7 o'clock the line
was a block long. As the seniors are now
studying the play, they were all very
anxious to witness the performance. The
party was chaperoned by Miss McHugh,
Mrs. Fleming and Miss Sullivan.
The Margaret Fuller, a freshman girls'
literary society, held Its first program
meeting since organisation on Friday. If
this society continues with its good work
It will prove to be one of which the high
school may be proud. The following pro
gram was greatly enjoyed Friday:
Piano solo ,
Paper on Margaret Fuller
Vocal solo A
The Hawthorne society will hold Its reg
ular monthly meeting next Friday. The
subject of the program will be "Short
Btnrles by Poe," and will consist of the
Biography of K. A. Poe
Ciitlclsm of Poe as a short story writer.
Reading from the poems of Poe
Reading from Tbe Black Cat
Reading from The Gold . Ring
The German program given Friday after
noon was under the direction of Miss
ltrandeis. A chorus composed of twelve
girls openM the program with a song.
"True iMve," followed by a piano solo by
Miss Sullivan. Miss Weinberg gave a vocal
solo and the Misses Ellsberg and Witrodt
closed the program with a recitation.
The A. C. 8 . Elstne and Browning so
cieties held short business meetings on
The post-graduates held the first of their
weekly meetings at the home of Miss
Laura Rhoads Thursday afternoon. A very
f feasant afternoon was spent, the follow
ng members being present: Mlsaes Clara
Helmrod, Clara Van Orman. Hilda Ham
mer, Blanche Whltlock. Mabel Mould. Jes
sie Waugh. Madeline HUlls, I-aure Rhoads,
Elisabeth Stuart and Alice Wright.
BO LAN James, aged N years.
Funeral Monday uv-rntng, December T.
at 11, from the family reai.terue. 1146
North Flahteenth. to H !y Family church.
lnttafeait&ljLuljr JSt-pulvbvr cemetery.
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With all the Latest
Of This Season's
ORIENTAL RUGS, PILLOWS, ETC-
WE ARE FORCED to make some startling prices to reduce our stock before
January 1st, 1904. MILLER, STEWART & BEATON.
P.IZ.OO Ladles Iesk, Sit.fSO
doHk, four largo
enrvpd, drop lid,
and polished, for.
tna.on Ladles' Desk, 947.TB
Inlaid work and
finely polished... .
flZO.OO Ladles1 Desk. fST.SO
Solid mahogany Inside and out
hoitHO desk, French
legs, claw feet,
outside of the
of San Domingo
crotch mahogany. .
Sawed Oak Parlor
Stand, for. ...
$l"40 Quarter s
Sawed Oak rarlor
Snwod Oak Parlor
fSS.BO for flS.TtV
9x12 Axminster rugs,
ail new putterns.
f 20.00 for fl4.0O
9x12 Empire Brussels
ruKS, new patttrns,
f;42.SO for f2I.T5
9x12 best quality
Body Bi'UBHels run,
f.17.50 for f2tt.7B
ruga, all new patterns,
BUSY GRAND VIEW IMPROVERS
Last MeetlniK of the lf Finds Them
Actively Workla for Better
The Grand View Improvement club met
last night at its rooms at Fourth and Lin
coln streets, with Clyde C. Sundblad pre
siding. Mr. Jacobson complnlned of the lighting
In the neighborhood of Fifth and Walnut
and Fifth and Hickory streets. He said
the four gasoline lamps which are sup
posed to light that part of town had only
been lighted twice in four months, and he
wished the club to lay the matter before
the city council.
"These gasoline lamps are annually cost
ing the city I7- while an arc would only
cost $70," he said, "to say nothing of hav
ing a light which would tie of some use."
A resolution was paescd atiRlns Coun
cilman Rack to bring the matter before
the city council.
Clyde C. Sundblad reported that he called
on the Street Railway company with re
gard to the extension of the Harney street
line, and though nothing definite could be
given out till after the directors' meeting
In Junuary. he had good assurance that
the line would be extended to Bancroft
street In the spring.
As this was the last meeting, to be held
this year, .the chairman reviewed the year's
wor'i and called on the memtes to try to
Increase the membership. "In the other
Improvement clubs of the city," he said,
"the councllmcn representing the district
are regular attendants, and It would be the
same with this club If we had enough mem
liers. Though we should be glad to see Mr.
Back at the meetings, he can hardly be
expected to attnd if the people themselves
The next meeting of the club will be held
on January IT. '
POUND IS NOW SHY ONE PASS
Inloa ParlCe leal Attorney at Jslee
bar Kinds Himself In Pre.
Attorney W. A. Pound of Julesburg spent
Saturday In Omaha with aa classic a bunch
of dreadful woe as ever comes to msn out
side of the romantic novels. Mr. Pound,
It seems, la the local attorney of the Pnlon
Pacific system In the far western metrop
olis of the state, and la bis official capacity
MADE UP CARPETS RUGS
10-OxO-O.... , f 10.00
12-OxO-O f 11.00
14 ;xo-o f 10.75
1.1-0x8-3 . ...f 10.75
12-OxlO-O. ......... .f 1S.OO
lU-OxlO-41. . . . ' ,.f23.O0
goes about with an annual pass concealed
on his person. He came to Omaha Satur
day morning on this pass and the Atlantic
express, which arrives at 7:30 o'clock in the
morning, meaning to shop a little for Mrs.
Pound and do a few other things. He did.
He did until early In the afternoon, when
It occurred to lilm that he had better ex
amine his transportation to see if It were
good on the limited. Then Mr. Pound
posed on the open street for a set of living
pictures entitled "Annoyance." "Surprise,"
"More Surprise." and "Blank Despair,"
with several blanks. The iwss was gono.
Late In the afternoon Mr. Pound was cir
culating earnestly through the railway dis
trict with sevei Christmas packages In his
arms und no money In his trousers. No
bodv seemed to know the attorney per
sonally .and all asked him to step Into the
higher' office. V. A. Deuel, superintendent
of the Nebraska division, be rought for
but could not find. It would seem that
while Mr. Pound was absorbed In the tech
nical points of a litigation whlc.h he is to
.... x(r,nav ha ronductor. Ill sn equal
state of absent mlndedness, collected the
pass and put It with his tickets. He was j
far away In the state when the accident
LOSES WATCH AND CONFIDENCE
Countryman Pays for Mttle Bit
j of Metropolitan Expert-
M. J. Dlrieen of Melrose, la., arrived In
Omaha Friday evening and according to
his statements to Desk Sergeant Havy
at the police station last, evening, his life
pathway has been strewn with broken bot
tles and other forms of trouble since rearh
! lng the Gate City.
i Dtneen attended a Douglas street auction
1 sale Saturday afternoon, bought a wutch
j for $3.60 and forthwith started out to see
the city beautiful with his old reliable
silver timekeeper In one vent pocket snd
the Douglas street chronometer recording
the seconds In the other pocket.
When the Iowa diisen reached Farnain
street, a colored man approached him and
offered to pawn the $3 50 watch for $5.
This proposition struck a responsive chord
in the mind of Dlneen. who promptly
agreed, thinking that $1.E0 was fair profit
for such a small expenditure of energy.
The colored man then asked to take the
watch Into a nfarhy aaloon where a closer
lamination could be made. Dlneen agreed
to the examination and readily parted
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with the timepiece. Reaching the saloon,
the colored man did the '.'after you my
dear Gaston." and after entering the placo
first, Dlneen turned around and saw the
colored man making a rupld sprint down
The situation suddenly dawned upon the
man from Iowa, as he hurried to the po
lice station and reported the loss.
FOR W. C. A. ANNUAL MEETING
Twentieth Anniversary of Association
Will Be Observed on Tues
The aynual meeting of the Woman's
Christian association will be held Tuesday,
December 8, at 1:30 p. m . In the parlors
of the First Methodist church. Twentieth
and Davenport streets. This meeting will
commemorate the twentieth anniversary of
the association and the public Is cordially
Invited to be present. The following pro
gram will be given.
President Mrs George Tllden presiding:
Devotlomil services. In charge of Mrs. J.
J. Mcl.aln. Prayer. Rev. E. Comhte Smith.
Report of recording secretary, Mrs. Ed
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ward Johnson. Report of treasurer, Mra.
F. W. Clarke. Election of officers. Solo,
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mlttee, Mrs. G. W. Clark. ReKrt of Old
People's home. Mrs. P. L. Pertne. Violin
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Mrs. William Fleming. Membership renew--
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Benediction, Rev. J. H. Couley.
DUKE RUNS DOWN A WORKMAN
Was Scorching in an Antomoblle In ,
Company with an Anter
(Copyright. 1WB. by Press Publishing Co S
VIENNA, Dec. 6. New Tork World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The duke
of Orleans, motor scorching, recently near,:1
fit. Polten, ran down a workman who 1' ,
from his Injuries. The duke never stopped, '
but the police telephoned to the keeper of'
a level crossing some miles further 011,
who shut the gstea and held the duke until
the police arrived. He was accompanied by
a woman who was thickly veiled and ws'
said to be the duchess of Orleans, but It
turns out that she was Miss Marie Halton, '
an American singer.
Let Me Bo Your Friend!
svs Ihs Positive cure tar JBese DcbllUsting
Orstns snd Weaknesses Cecal Is r te Mcs.
I do not send you any
unexpected collecNca ' '
I have no fake media
cal company to whom I
aend your itti
I have no trial aam '
pie, dn.ig.-ed to tin
danger point that cures
I have no electric belt
scheme to (ore or em
YOU CAN SEEI HAVE BEEN
THR0U6H THE MILL. '
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Ilea. Wrtl tadar ts eautoa.
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