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TITE OMAITA DAILY BEE: MONDAY. FEflTlUATJY Z2.
WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN
ToitoM at Tillay Torgt, Latter at Gettyt
bnrg Form American Ideals-
DR. JENKS PREACHES NATAL DAY SERMON
Pee I are a So Other Tno Men In llla
torr I'nrm o lllnh Political
4 Moral Composites
The Flmt Preshytr Dun church wm radi
ant yesterday In Its beautiful interior
adornment with Arnerlrnn tings and from
th front of the nrr;in was Hiisrcnilerl a
picture of Clportrp Washington, surrounded
With neatly draped miKS. The. services were
held In special reference to the approach
Of Washington's birthday and the, music
iras of a patriotic nnture. The T. K.
quartette Mng a special, number, "Where
Arm the Boys of the Old nrlgiide?"
Rev. Edwin Hurt Jenks spoke upon the
ubject, "Ideal American, nnd Amerlran
Ideals." lie said In pert:
"Two men, both horn In the. month of
February, Meorge Washington and Abra
ham Lincoln. No two men of our national
history represent In themselves or form no
high a political and moral composite aa
Washington and Lincoln. That W why
we hold up theee men ua our true American
ideal. Only one thing Is great on thla
earth ind that Ih man. man and his soul.
That finest proof that earth shows up to
God Is the finished man. Christ was sent
to represent Clod's Ideal among men.
America offers to men an opportunity.
The spirit of man Is unchanged. That man
shall have that opportunity under the
Stars and Stripes Is unqualifiedly true.
Man's opportunity Is his capacity, his
fidelity and his character. Nothing can
land In the way of these. The figure that
would most clearly represent the true
American If placed on a pedestal would
be that of a man habited In the coarse
garments of toll. That, to my mind, would
represent the true American cltlen. It
does not matter at what we toil, but how.
People Who Can Bo Taught.
"The American ideal Is a people who
can be educated, that hand and heart can
diffuse the intelligence of their concen
trated powers. Every Amerloan Is a sov
ereign. No man Is better than I be
cause he wore a crown. The great educat
ing force of the newspaper diffuses Itself
throughout the land and none is so poor
but that he can get a good paper In his
"There is one place where we are weak
and that Is along the lines of the develop
ment of moral character. Whatever Is
thought of President Roosevelt today, the
'one paramount belief Is that he Is honest.
If ho does represent what I think and
what millions of men think he represents,
no name will stsnB above his In the list
of our great prexldonts. What a fall there
will -be In our Ideals If the time shall
ever come that we are Indifferent to cor
ruption in high places, and where culprits
may be whitewashed by Insincere Investi
gations. Let us hope that' the commer
cial spirit has not fastened Its fangs on
man's soul. Even the laborer who Is
worthy of Ms hire has no right to take
' pay for labor, he does not perform. In so
doing he Is as dishonest as the corrupt
"The greatest epochs In the lives of our
great American IdealB were Washington
at Valley Forge and Lincoln at Gettys
burg." BALOOX STORM CENTER OF SIN.
Rev. H. C. Ilerrlna Ar raisins Omaha
as Wicked City.
Rev. Robert C. Herring of the First Con
gregational church chose for Cie subject
vt his discourse "The Public Morals of
' 'There art two ways of handling this
Subject," aa4 Re. Mr. Herrln. "on ll to
treat this city as the plague spot of the
world and the other Is to whitewash the
facta. Both are wrong. Consequently, I
will speak to you this morning simply,
candidly, quietly of the evils that exist.
"The chief evil is saloons. Their power
has grown from year to year on account
of their control passing Into the hands of
a few brewers. These men can more easily
wield the Influence of the saloons against
the welfare of the community. There Is
danger of massing power In a few hands
when those hands are unclean. The opera
tlon of gambling dens, of Indecent dance
halls and of other evils Is due directly to
the saloons. In short, the saloon Is the
storm center of uncteanliness. The sale
of Intoxicants Is not the only evil that
''It requires courage to stand up against
the saloon power at any point. One of
the worst forms In which wickedness breaks
ut In a community Is the Indecent theater
There ts one within three blocks of this
church which runs day and night. Ths
.saloons ara at the bottom of these.
"If for some reason the group of man
who ara responsible for these evils w
to summoned to the publlo bar we should
be forced to summon the brewers. They
re the arch criminals, no matter how re
spectable they may appear.
. "There Is-no earnest desire on the part
of our public officials to correct these evils.
Bo far as I can sea these disorderly ele
ments have nothing to fear from the lew,
I reallie their powers are limited, though
they have the luw to back them, they can
not close the saloons. But the license of
very saloon In this city could be revoked
today on the charge of openly breaking
the law. Our city officials could close the
Indocent theaters, but I do not see them
.doing it I do not know, personally, of
official dishonesty in our city government,
but you and I could easily agree upon
many points bearing upon publlo morals
In our city administration.
I would suggest for the correction of
the current evils that the people organise
for self-protection. We already have three
organisations with this object In view, and
I believe they can cover the ground thor
oughly If they receive the proper amount
of support from our cltlaens. I believe.
also, that we shov'd have a monthly bul
Jetln published Ir, the Interest of morals.
I should like to know what Is at the bot
, torn of the rece it fir engine deal which has
been made by our city government.
would like to know If our city administra
tion Is controlled by a paving monopoly, aa
nme people charge. But. you say, don't
we nave the newspapers, We do have
' them, that Is ths trouble. We feel quite
s much In the dark after we have read
them aa we did before. We are In the
dark when they tell the truth as much as
when they do not, for wo have grown
"We need a toning up all along the line.
W'e must make an effort to get the right
men Into office, and then we must make
an effort to get them to do their duty."
CALLS OMAHA STKSICH TO WORLD
Rev. K. Coauble Smith Rays Vice Is
"A city wide open with vice and a stench
In the nostrils of men everywhere."
what Rev. R. Combte Smith said of Omaha
In a sermon at the First Methodist church
yesterday morning. After contrasting city
Ufa with that in the country, he declared
reforms are necessary In thla municipality
and pleaded for co-operation with th
league formed recently with the avowed
purpoes of reforming the rlty.
. boC permit ft maaa of filth, to
stsnd In the streets," said the minister.
"Then why do you allow masses of moral
filth to gather within the confines of your
city? Your home upon the avenue, you
ray. Is In an atmosphere of culture and
refinement, but you overlook the fact that
the same avenue runs to the river and that
It runs through sones of filth and slime
and moral corruption. Why have you al
lowed the red-llghf district to make In
roads upon the residence portion of your
rlty and afford a menace to the virtue of
your children? Why do you permit the
nnnenforcement of the Hlocumb law and
allow saloons to be open all day Sunday
and twenty-four hours out of every day
In the seven to spread their contamination
"Do you know that the advancement of
the retail district Is Just now threatened
by the questionable character of houses on
Howard street and on Sixteenth street?
Do you know that every nigra r store In the
city Is'a kindergarten for gambling places
where your boy may be Initiated to the
gambling habit through the slot machine?"
P1,KAD! FOR LIVES OF PTRITY.
Rev. Mr. "jaTfdsre Warns Asralnst t'n
In the People's church Rev. Chsrles W.
Savldge preached from II. Corinthians,
vl:14 "Re ye not unequally yoked together
"What did the Lord mean by yoke?"
asked Mr. Savldge. "He was talking to
Christians: and God meant the yoke He
has for believers. When we become real
children of Ood we wear a yoke. The Bible
rays: 'It Is good for a man to bear the
yoke while he Is young.' Jesus said, Take
my yoke upon you and you shall have rest.'
There Is no rest like the rest that comes
In the bow with Jesus. It Is the genius
and plan of the Lord to yoke us up in the
gospel. The time to be yoked Is In youth
and we will never lay It off. Jesus gets
Into the yoke first. He came for no sham.
Ho came to take our burdens from us.
Blessed be that person who hears His voice
calling us to come and who goes under the
yoke with Him. I have told you of the
true yoke fellow Jesus.
"But I see the devil In the yoke, too. I
see his horns; he calls to us to enter and
thousands go under his yoke. At first there
are followers along the way and nice food
and the yoked-wlth-the-devll sees us toll
ing In the sun with Christ snd Is pleased
at first. Christ's yoke is hard at first.
The first unequal yoke the devil tries to
put on us ts a bad church one with bad
theories and doctrines. Look out for a
church with no Bible doctrine or Bible
practice. Another unequul yoke that he
has Is in business. The devil Is pleased If
he can yoke us in bad business. Some men
are working Sundays, some keeping books
In liquor houses and hating It, some are
gambling for grain. I pray to Ood to give
us light and strength.
"But the unequal yoke does not apply
so strongly to the church life, nor to the
business life, as to the marriage relation
Be not unequally yoked together with un
believers. I have married a thousand
couples In my ministry and some of the
greatest troubles are those we cannot cor
rect. Pray to God when you are thinking
of entering Into marriage for His direction.
I have sn those who have made two
alliances, and are worse tangled up. They
have tried to be useful In the church but
the ghost of the past rises up to hoot at
them. In the church, the buslnees, and the
family relations let us seek the council
and the direction of God."
LAIIS CHARACTER OF WASHINGTON.
Rev. J. E. II n mm on Says His Life Is
Bnsed on Bible Principles. ,
Rev. J. E. Hummon'a sermon at the
Kountse Memorial church last evening was
apropos jt the coming anniversary of the
birth of Washington and presented many
unique and helpful suggestions toward a
better balanced and 'more comforting
everyday existence as exemplified In the
career of the great American.
The preacher laid great atress upon the
fact that had Washington's life not been
lived on the basic principles of the Bible
and an emulation of Christ himself, Wash
ington would not have been "the father of
his country" nor would his name have held
the revered and honored place that It doea
Mr. Hummon made a quotation from the
scripture, Proverbs, xll:J, "A good man ob
talneth favor of the Lord." the nucleus of
his remarks and noted the truth of the
Psalm cxl!:: "The righteous shall be In
'To stand In favor with the Lord and be
held In everlasting remembrance ought to
be and Is. he said, the supreme desire and
the highest ambition of every . man who
Is In the possession of good common sense,
and who knows what Is his highest good.
Gorge Washington was one of the grand
est characters In the history of the world.
His fame Is eternity and his residence cre
ation. George William Curtis, one of our
notest Journalists and authors, made the
sweeping statement that 'the value of
Washington to his country transcends that
of any other man to any other land." In
the study and contemplation of such char
acters we feel a stimulation, an Inspiration
to a nobler and a better life, a peculiar
force which lays hold on us when we read
of the achievements of such men and we
are led to Inquire into the secret of their
peculiar power and personal popularity.
These questions naturally come to us In
the consideration of the character of Wash
ington. His success was based upon char
acter, the foundation of which was the
Imperishable and Immovable rock Jesus
Christ. He stood In favor with God. He
was clothed In the white and pure robe of
Announcements of the Theaters.
A a special matinee this afternoon at
the Boyd theater Miss Charlotte Tlttell and
her company will repeat the Cable play,
The Cavalier." The piece will also be
given this evening and Tuesday evening.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the
present week, with a matinee on Saturday,
"The Isle of Spice," under direction of
Fred C. Whitney, will be the attraction at
the Boyd. This piece has been given the
careful attention Mr. Whitney bestows on
all his productions, and Is reputed to be
worthy of the attention and success It has
"For Her Children's Sake," another of
Sullivan, Harris at Woods' big melodra
matlc productions, will open at the Krug
tonight for three nights and a Wedne
day matinee. "For Her Children's Bake'
Is the companion play to "The Fstal Wed
ding," which was recently presented a
the Krug to very large and well pleased
The sale of seats for the engagement of
Mrs. Flake at the Krug Wedneaday nlgbt
March I, will open at the box office at
1:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, February
H. No seats will be taken out before the
opening of the public sale, the first to
come will be the first served and meas
ures will be taken to prevent speculation.
Rlcbt on the Spot
Where rheumatism pains, rub Bucklen's
Arnica Salve, the great bealer. 'Twill
work wonders. Stops pain or no pay. S6c
For sale by Kuhn Co.
REED Mary, wife of Edwsrd Reed. Sun
day morning. February 21. aged t years.
Funeral Tuesday, February, 13, at 8:Su
a. m., from family residence, 2-U7 Pierce
street to tt Petr cburcb. Interment at
SAYS CZAR WILL CRUSH JAPAN
Vies Chancellor Beaiej of University Fre
' dioti BuoceM of Btusia
SPEAKS OF EXCELLENCE OF ITS RAILROADS
After Tonr of Them He is Convinced
They Are Snperlor to the Rail
roads of the lalted
"I am not expressing hope for Russia,
but I believe, from what I know of the
two nations, that when the time for dealing
the blow comes Russia will crush Japan,"
declared Vice Chancellor Bessey of the
t'nlverslty of Nebraska.
Dr. Bessey and his son, Ernest, spent
some time touring Russia and paid es
pecial attention to the railroads of that
country. Dr. Bessey was once employed
as a machinist in a railroad shop in the
United States and therefore has some prac
tical knowledge of railroading. Regarding
the railroads he said:
"The railroads of Russia, apart from the
rolling stock, are superior to the railroads
of the United States, with the possible ex
ception of the Pennsylvania road. When
I read accounts to the effect that the rail
roads of Russia are inferior to the rail
roads of any country I am constrained to
believe that the Individual who gives out
such Information Is not Informed of the
"Aa fsr as the transslbertan railroad Is
concerned." said Dr. Bessey, "I did not
make a thorough examination of its road
bed. I crossed It at several points and
from a casual observation that road is built
as are other roads In Russia, the same
material being used, and It has the ap
pearance of the other roads. Russia has
spent millions In the construction of rail
roads. In my estimation the Immense
amount of money has been well spent and
each year the roadbeds are being con
Bridges Are Substantial.
"The bridges along the roadbed, some of
them with great stone arches a third of a
mile in length, are not surpassed even by
the bridges of the great Pennsylvania. The
cuts along the road are protected with solid
walls of masonry such aa are seen only in
New York City. Russia Is constantly for
saking the old for the new. A tunnel
through the Caucasus mountains, a most
wonderful piece of work, was abandoned
and a new tunnel put through ths moun
tains because a lower grade was secured.
The roads are constructed and have the
appearance of the best roads in this coun
try, the Iron used being equally as heavy.
In nearly every Instance, however, the
roads appear more beautiful and show that
careful attention is paid In keeping them
In first-class condition.
"American tourists In Russia get the Idea
that the railroads of that country are in
ferior because of the Inferiority of the roll
ing stock. The rolling stock Is vastly In
ferior to our own magnificent Pullmans. In
all Prussia I failed to observe a aingle
coach that would In any way compare with
those of our ordinary trains.
"Russian locomotives are not to be com
pared with those of America, It is true I
saw Baldwin locomotives, but they were of
make of a generation ago. The laws of
Russia, however, are responsible for the
use of these out-of-date engines. The or
dinary train does not travel mora than ten
to thirteen miles an hour. Upon every en
gine is a sign which designates at what
rate of speed the train travels.
"What Russia needs to make her rail
roads equal to those of other countries ts
rolling stock, and In my opinion Russia
that somewhere. I cannot but feel
weary when I hear people aay that Russia
cannot get her troops-to the front because
of the Inadequate railroad facilities. The
entire country is cut up with magnificent
military roads, many of whioh never will
be used except In cases of emerrenov.
From the terminal of a short line In the
Caucasus mountains extend two stub lines,
one goes to Turkey and one. to Persia and
these will be used only In moving troops.
in various parts of Russia are similar
Thinks Japan Will Lose.
Dr. Bessey has an Idea of Russia and
Russian civilisation considerably different
from that entertained by many students of
history, ahd while not expressing hope for
Russian success in her present struggle
wth Japan, he believes the smaller nation
will be crushed.
nen Russia Is ready to strike," said
Dr. Bessey, "In my opinion the latest im
proved locomotives will be put upon these
magnificent roads, troops will be rushed to
the front and a decisive blow will be
Of the treatment accorded travelers by
Russian officials. Dr. Bessey spoke In the
"I expected to see the Russian of the car
toon, he said. "The man with a vlclou
face and of uncouth appearance. Instead I
round Just the opposite. A few of the offl
clals I saw wore beards, but none of them
had that vicious appearance for which I
was looking. I found them on every occa
sion most Obliging and ummmnHiHim
Frequently we asked policemen
street for Information and directions and
not one of them but who gave me a re
epectful answer. Once when I Inquired of
a policeman the way to the American lea-a
tlon he replied that he did not know where
It was, but directed me a block away to the
ponce neadquarters. where I might secure
tne information. Before I reached the head
quarters the policeman ran after me and
pointed out the legation. He had made in
quiry of a passerby.
I had been under the Impression th
the Russian men spent most of their time
in orinklng and the Russian women In
smoking, but after a personal observation
I desire to deny thla My son and I spent
mum lime at a watering place, where If
anv place In the empire, these Dractlces
would be Indulged In. During our entire
stay In that place we did not sea a m
Intoxicated snd saw only two women smok
ing. From their appearance theae women
I would Judge, belonged to the naaan
class. On hoard ship we became acquainted
aim tne daughter of a Russian Judge of
m. i-etersnurg, a most hlrhiv ,,,..
woman, who had spent much time In travel
in tne empire. She told me that the alrht
of a woman smoking In Russia was a most
TRIES TO MISLEAD A GIRL
rwptala Mostrn to Effect
William Phelan. arrested Saturday after
noon as a suspicious character, ts beln
nrm at me city jail awaiting further In
It la. stated that Phelan has been
deavorlng to Induce a girl, whose name I:
wtthheKl for obvious reasons, to return t
a life of shame. The girl Is working a
a Hoarding bouse on upper St. Mary'
avenue and has expressed a desire to for
sake her old patha Falling In his efforts
to persuade the girl to leave the house
Phelan grew desperate Saturday after
noon, so It la stated, and telephoned to
tne boarding house that he was Cartain
of Police Mcmtyn and that If the girl did
not accede to h!s demands he would send
one or more rJ"rers up to the place an
exiiatn to mem what was what. Th
police station was advised of Uie matter
with the result that Thelan was soon arrested.
UNERAL OFJAMES H. KIRK
Services and Rnrlnl of Tnrnkey at
Jail Attended by Many
The funeral of James IT. Kirk, late turn-
ey at the city Jail, was held Runday aft
ernoon with Impressive ceremonies befitting
the life and character of the man. The
cortege which left the residence at 2 o'clock
was led by Chief of Police Donahue. Ser
geants Hayes, Dempsey and Rentfrow and
Captain Mostyn and contained a generoua
representation of the police department,
Masonic fraternity. Odd Fellows and the
Ancient Order of United Workmen and
friends. The procession moved to the Css-
tellar Presbyterian church, which was
seated to Its utmost capacity.
Rev. William H. Reynolds, pastor of the
Castellar church, preached an eloquent
sermon on life and death, the uncertainties
of the one and the lnevltableness of the
other and then spoke In a more Informal
manner on the life of the deceased.
The choir sang "Oh, Happy Day that
Fixed My Choice" and "Tell Me the Old,
Old Story," the two favorite hymns of the
The dead police officer was burled In
uniform and was Interred at Laurel Hill
cemetery, where the funeral rites were
conoluded at the grave. Numerous floral
tributes were sent by the various organi
zations of which Mr. Kirk was a member
and also by friends.
The pallbearers were: Officers Madsen
and Glover of the police department; J. M.
McDowell and W. 8. Heller, Nebraska lodge
No. 1, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons;
D. Hartson and W. Gienleman, State lodge
No. 10, Independent Order of Odd Fellows;
John W. Dennlscu and Chris A. KJeldgard,
lodge No. 98, Ancient Order of United
Several of the missionary workers who
call at the city Jail on Sunday afternoons
placed a bunch of carnations on the late
turnkey's desk In the cellroom yesterday
FALLS FROM R00F OF HOUSE
Shoemaker Sustains Severe Contna-
sion of the Bark from the
Peter Relbold, 808 South Twenty-seventh
street, a shoemaker operating a small shop
at Sixteenth and Jones streets, fell from
the roof of his place of business Sunday
morning and sustained a severe contusion
of the back.
Retbold's stove was smoking badly dur
ing the early morning hours, so he went
on the roof to adjust the draught arrange
ment In the smokestack, lost his foothold
and fell to the ground. Although the dis
tance from the edge of the roof to the
ground was small, the shoemaker fell In
such a manner as to strike the ground
with his back, lnfllotlng painful and severe
The Injured man was attended by the
police surgeon and removed to his home
In the patrol wagon.
. D. POPE LEAVES THE STATE
Prominent Friend Republican Will
Go to Chicago to Prac
Hon. John D. Pope of Friend. Neb., well
known aa a one-time republican candi
date for congress from the Fourth Ne
braska district, Is preparing to give up
his residence in Nebraska and remove to
Chicago. This fact 'ffttne out at a recent
meeting of the Dartmouth alumni, when It
was advanced as the reason why Mr.
Pope declined to take, upon himself certain
duties which his associates wished to im
pose upon htm. Mr.. Pope served In the
state legislature as a member of ths sen
ate, representing Saline county, ' and has
been prominent In republican politics. Ha
was one of the witnesses In the Dietrich
case. It Is eald that he will engaga in
the practice ol law In . Chicago.
CHARGED WITH COAL STEALING
Two Colored Men Arrested for Alleged
Appropriation of Black
William Carter, 606 North Twelfth, and
A. Williams, 412 North Twelfth, both col
ored, were numbered among the Sunday
arrivals at the city Jail. Carter and Wil
liams are charged with petit larceny. It
being claimed they have been stealing coal
from the car on the Missouri Padflo
tracks. . Carter, It Is said, became so em
boldened In the work that he uaod a horse
and wagon to expedite matters and would
jump on the moving cars, throw coal off
at different places and then collect the
black lumps at convenient times. Ha had
a small wagon nearly filled when ha was
brought to Jail to rest up for awhile.
OFFERS BOOTY TO THE OWNER
Alleged Boy Roarno Wants to
Goods to Man from Whom
Harry Danlelson, a 14-year-old boy re
siding at 1830 North Seventh street, was ar
rested Sunday morning and charged with
petit larceny. According to the allegation,
the boy offered something in the way of
a novelty In petty thieving, that of trying
to sell goods to the person from whom he
had stolen. It Is said he stole a sack of
old sheet copper from L. Harding and then
went back to Mr. Harding, who Is a Junk
dealer, and tried to dispose of the stuff.
Mr. Harding recognised his own property
and the boy was arrested.
Adler's auction sale or unredeemed
& E. Cor. 12th and Farnam 8ts.
The funeral of Bernard Cornle Shannon
will take place on Tuesday morning at
8:30 from his residence. 124 North Tenth
street, to St. Phllomena's cathedral, thence
to m. Mary s cemetery.
Captain Frank A. Wilcox of Fort Crook
adjutant of the Thirtieth United States
Infantry, was a Sunday guest at the Pax
Second Lieutenant Alhln L. Clark, Thir
tieth United States Infantry, mas an
Omaha visitor yesterday, a guest at the
Henry Schmotle of Fairmont, A. E
Tracy of Lincoln, L. E- liar rand and K
K. Mullenhofr of Pierre, S. D.t are at the
John J. Flieschutl. A. A. Brown of Den
ver, M. Ulraduet of Paris, France, and
E. J. F. K-a of Portland, Ore., are a
the iler Grand.
Captain Wilson Chase, Twenty-first
United States Infantry, on duly at th
University of Neliraaka, ia in the city, a
guest at tne raxton.
Robert Raffan of Niobrara. Mr. and Mrs.
A. fc. Wells or Oakland. James I), tior
ton of Seattle, Wash., and A. Uauman of
Fremont are at the Merchants.
F. W. Stevens of Wichita. Mr. and Mra.
Rolert Ai'pl.'by and children. Miss I .a r sen
or hiiinri.n. u. A. lvls or Lincoln and
V. If. Spire of Wrsy, Colo., are at th
W. R. Morse of flsik.". Thomai Klrby
tjeorse n. Ihoige or lnver, t . a 1. e o
Lincoln. S. B. Miller of 1-aramle. Wyo.
H. H. I-mwdWi of Salt Lake City are at
GAS RESULTS IN FOUR DEATHS
fluid Escapes from Rearoir on Which
Men Are Working
LIGHTED TORCH CAUSES AN EXPLOSION
Two Men Are Asphyxiated and Others
Severely Burned and Injured
by the Ri plod In a
BUFFALO, Feb. 21 Two men were as-
phxlated, one burned to death and several
were seriously Injured In an explosion of
blast furnace gas at the plant of the
Ikckawanna Steel company today. The
OEORQE REYNOLDS, a mason.
MICHAEL S. SMITH, a mason.
FRANK FRENATT, employed In the
The explosion occurred near power house
No. 2. A large reservoir is situated there.
The resetvolr Is a tube 100 feet long and
about ten feet n diameter. It was stored
with gas to be used as motive power for a
large blower engine.
Smith and Reynolds were working In the
reservoir behind a bulkhead today. A piece
of the bulkhead was removed In the eourse
of the operation. A valve which the men
ha4 thought was closed allowed gns to
flow Into the tank. They tried to escape.
but were overcome before they could
reach the exits,
A torch used by the men was left behind.
and when the gas reached It a terrific ex
plosion was occurred. Frank Prenatt and
he men were trying to remove one of the
unconscious men when the explosion oc
curred. All of them were hurled Into the
air. Prenatt died in a few minutes. Alex
ander Bandera was terribly burned and he
FARMING AS AJHIGH SCIENCE
Facnlty of the Missouri University
Will Try to Elevate the Study
COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 21 .-Decision has
been made by the faculty of the Missouri
university to elevate the sfudy of agricul
ture to a place as a high science, and
agriculture as taught In high schools will
be accepted as a basis for entrance of
students to the university. This will have
the effect of placing the study of farming
on an equal footing with other sciences.
It ts proposed by the university to Intro
duce tho study into every high school in
the state, and If the plan Is successful It
Is expected that other states will follow
DRUNKEN FARMER KILLS WIFE
Drives Children from Home, Fires His
Own House and Perishes in
MAYSVILLE, Ky., Feb. 2L--G. W. Bra-
rael, a farmer living twelve miles from this
city, got home very much Intoxicated late
last night, ran his brother away from the
house with a Winchester and afterward
killed his wife, driving his children out In
tho cold rain. While In Jila dellrlun Bra
mel set his house on fire and perished In
the flames. Bramel had previously driven
his wife and children out of the house dur
Mary Reed, wife of Edward Reed of the
Omaha Merchants Express company, died
at her home, 2417 Pierce street, Sunday
morning, after a prolonged Illness. Mrs.
Reed leaves, besides her husband, three
sons, James D. and Byron J. Reed of this
city and William Rood of Los Angeles, and
one daughter, Mrs. J. M. Wallace of Omaha.
A Frit Bottlt
Of Drake's Palmetto Wine will give yon prompt
Howeia pure, ricn Diooa una sound moneys.
Write to Drake Formula Company. Cbicavo.
l-H FAHNAM ST.
SGRANTON HARD GOAL
ROCK SPRINGS GOAL
GANON CITY NUT COAL
FOR COOK STOVES
And many other grades, from cheap,
est to the best.
Nebraska Fuel Co.
1414 Farnam 8t Phone 43L
Charges Less Than all Others
Treats aUI lor.i of Dt...e. af
Twenty-eight years' experience
tighteen ears In Oman
The doctors reuumuible success Lm
Bsvcr beeu equaled, iiia rurca and
tsclutiea (or lr.(iug this cuts '-( diaeuM
are unlimited au4 every oa brtajt. uiaoy
Battering reports of th. good be is dolus
or the relief be has given.
HOT SPRINGS TREATMENT TOR
ajI Blood f4sons. No "bHUAKlXQ OUT"
a ths ekla or face and au oatoraai eigne
of the dlse.ae dloappea at ouca. A Iter.
manent cure for Ufa guaranteed.
'lDir(lfflF Cures vuuranteed la
HIVUUt-LL LJSa THAN i UATH
Ff "in 0(10 l'""' i'"rd of H)'urjc:.
JU,UUU btriclur., Ulea, Nirvii
Ijeuimy, l.oii i-f SueNgth and Italti
ad all forms 01 chronic alsM.aa.
Treatment ty mall. Call or write. Boa
las, &tna Hi ftettU itU fU Uua-ae. Ms
1HK HI MAM K sllilil
The Beautiful Hew Spring Silks Are Here
A BRILLIANT (M.LlVTt'-iN or KASIIInN V Vt RITFS - T1IK LAI.RKf.
BILKS ARM Till-. ATTliACTlON OK Til I. Sl.ASdV.
They Hre ns fni".inHllng to Uv lover of silk l.emnv ns tlie new stnr Is to th"
astronomer. The name. Laurel. i on the h :i of nil the people.
We have the KXt'H'PI V K agency fur om.ih.u
New silks for waists and shirtwaist suits
for onlv' 4vlC
Elegant silks, both plnln and er
fancy, worth II. l only OOt
Monday we will sell regular 1.0n 2Mnoh
w I. in pongee ii()r
8AMPLK3 CHEERFULLY MAILED TO OUT-OF-TOWN ITSTOMEUS.
Monday 25c Lace Sale Monday
Monday morning wo will place 0n sale,
a lot of odd lots of tine
jacusi in sua,
linen and cotton goods
Worth 5"c to $l.,'i, per yard
all at one price
Pure linen handkerchiefs, each
5n hand ha km, at
S"o elastic heits
tl.OO luce collars, at
Linen and Domestic Department
EXCEPTIONAL BARGAINS FOR MONDAY.
40c TA RLE DAMASK. 22Wc.
Pleached union table damn.sk
bt Inches wide, worth 4i"c at
Soc TABLE DAMASK. l!lc.
Bleached union tsMe damask, &S In
wortn Bic yaru Monasy
45c TABLE DAMASK. 2;:
Heavy cream table damask, Inches n
wortn 4f? a yam at
75c TAHLE LINEN,
Fine sliver bieaclvea tablo Unen,
worth 7t-c at
MEN'S PANTS, worth
from 13. IW) to 58 ih h-tkI
t5(io In Trading Stnr.ips.
BOYS' KNEE PANTS
Bun's, worth F'.tKi, and
' V In Trading Stamps
Zl-lhs pure cane granulated sugar, for $1.00
Large sacks cornmeal Vic
Large sacks buckwheat flour :V
H-gallon cans Gulden tablro syrup Wo,
5- lbs. hand-picked navy beans for 13o
6- lbs. good Japan rice liw
&-lbs, tapioca, sago, nirley or farina. .He
Bromanjelon, Jellyoon, Fruit ttiddlng, or
Jello, rkg TVyj
Force, Vigor, Vim, Neutrlta, Malta Vila,
Malta Ceres, etc., per package 7'o
2-lb. pkg self-rising 'pancake flour ....T'-.-c
8-lb cans solid packed tomatoes ?c
2-10. cans Early June peaa "io
2- lb. cans wax or string beans .5o
3- lb cans Golden Egg or Greengage plums,
1-lb pkg Imported macaroni 9,-1
TUB! RELIABLE) RTOHB.
The Most Beautiful Array of
en's Soring Suits.
ever seen in the city, are now on display in our iniiiiojse Cloak
Department. We respectfully invite the Ladies of Oimiha to
visit our 6tore and see for themselves the finest line of Ladies'
Spring Garments ever shown in this or anv other store in the citv.
New Suits at $10, $12.50, $15, $20, $30, $40, $50, $60. $75
Women's Hew Voile Skirts
Reautiful garments with silk drop at $8 90, $12, $15, $25,
$35 and $45 each.
Specials for Monday
15 women's coats 4i90 children's coats 2-98
85 women's waists I AR Sli children's coats A. Q9..
?2 women's underskirts. . . 98c I $5 women's skirts 2-98
Women's Flannelette Wrappers Qg
As a cathartic
Safe Speedy Sure,
I are unequalled.
A pure herb remedy.
Roman Eye Balsam
Tor Weak or Sore Eyes
if any of THE J'Koi'LE tnot the drug
glcts of Coumll Hlun. (K ANY PIH
Kl.fcE. FOK THAT MAT'iKlt. ihlnk lor a
minute that are no lougvr cutting
price Just Vaute are no longer ad
vertising; In the Noi'iiarell?
You we, tLe atenl meilh lne ftllnw (at
the solicitation or l.'KUKNT lyl Ktir of
the drug truxt) told some o( dully
Irtl-er ill at they wnulj cut out their uil
vnuMnK If they (the piipersi continue!
"to let that Schaefer slash tne price of
their good.- In his aus." Ho, you geu, we
don't ua a much Kpare hh the intent
medicine fellows ttinl therefore our ml or
theirs had to he killed, go we told them
to go on wltn their killing; we would run
our liusines our wny, nnd evcryhoov else
has the same privilege, hk f.tr it v-ti jii h
No! If you want the latest and lnwent
cuts on anything in the driiK. patent ine.l
ielne, family li'iuor, chemical, pharma
ceutical, ruhlttpr gooes or anvthirif else la
a drug store, send ua a lint f'T prices,
A. T. Y ATr.d, 1'iop.
16th I I1" l hl"ii?o Mi., -n hi. Thro
T47 uml .a I'lth and X Ma., H'.utli limnl.a.
i'hoiiM X.. . iih Ave. un-l Main M.,
Council hlurT-.. 1'hone if" AM K'""' ;
Uvered lu rltcer tltv auBolutcly free.
i Tho fluert line of silks for Shirt waist
""" I" the country (
! - '
I Tho 1,ow M'lssul'.no sl.ks. nil tho rn9 In
,;,n cast 4 JZL
the nnest. purest silk mnrte, only. .'
This aaniplo line of completo fcts of the
l,irfst emliroM.ry 5ioue In Anietira, on
sr.lo Mono v at SUc to Rio per yard.
IiEiil'1 Ait TRITE 10c to l.Si per yard.
NfjSIM.KS. NKK1U.ES. NKEOLKs
lc per pks; for full count (fold eye nee, linn,
lc for Kelding Urns' ten Ing silk, (l' yard
for Bo I.
3J RLEACHD M1EETINO, SStyc.
Heavy extra line tileiohed abeetlnif,
Inches wide, worth y.-ird at ....23'so
12V,c BLEACH ED MUSLIN, 8 l-8c
Heavy soft finished hloirtied muslin,
12ic value at ,.S 1-3-
L. 1.. muslin, ."A Inches wide, worth
f'c, Monday. 20 yards for Jl Ofl
16c English long cloth for IfVi
lf: sheer India linon, at KM
IX) NOT FAIL TO SEE Oi;R PVRlNfl
LINE CF HART, SCHAFFNER MA TLX
H AND-TAH1RED CLOTHINO-WE AKE
CMAHA'H SElJ-JNti AGENTS.
RELIABLE LOW P RICES.
Large California Prunes, per pound...
Ch loe Utah lJea hi's. ter round
English Cleaned Currants, per poi.nd.
t aiic y Minr run Apricots, per Lonnu.
Virginia illaokberiii'S, per pmiu.l
Fancy California Grapes, per pound...
FKESll FRU IT. FRESH FRUIT.
4 l? ll
riincy genuine. Iligblaml oranges, ea
Fancy genuine Highland lemons, ea
California white figs, per t.kg ...
Large Brazil moo, units, eaoli ...
Now Is your time to ouy harness.
A good double Concord troeolilng
A good double farm harness
A good double l'-inoh harness
We make all our cwn, therefore
guarantee the quality.
Six trains a day from Omaha
over the North-Western Line,
the only double-track railway
from the Missouri River to
Chicago, connects at that point
with all lines, for aM points
East. These fast trains on the
North Western Line
are most conveniently equip
ped for the safety and comfort
Buffet brooking and library cars.
Superb a la carte dining car service.
Drawing-room and private compart
ment sleeping cars, free reclinlnR
aiaircai s and standard day coaches.
Leave Omaha daily for Chtcaijo at
i:4" a. ro.. h:(iO a. m., 11:3'' a m.,
4:25 p.m., 5:50 p.m. and 8:25 p.m.
V.: ket an J fo'l lnfnrmiii "n applLailon
TlckPr OH ICP".:
IIC1.I40J t-srn.ni Mrcet, Omaha
TWENTIETH CENTURY FARMER
I feabaorib ftatv.
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