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B TOE VALLEY OF DECISION
Ifankind Itanii Today with the Chaic of
Lifa ta Make.
JOEL'S VISION OF OLD AFFORDS A THEME
RtT. Dr. Cnlr Address t'nlon
Meeting at Flrt Methodist C hrch
and Points. Ont XwmIU of
At the First Methodist Episcopal church
last night beginning the third week of the
simultaneous evangelistic nuetlntfs. Kev.
J. W. Conlcy of the First Baptist church
assumed a poHltlon with Joel on the moun
tain side and then from that eminence
pointed out the present day struggle In the
Valley of Decision. He Bald In part:
" 'Multitudes, multitudes In the Valley of
Decision, for tho day of the Lord la noar In
the VaJley of Decision." So said Joel. Let
ua see the vision of the prophet. In the
valley Is a turbulent mass of humanity
meeting great problems and deciding them.
I think the scene was the same m that
with Jesus on the Mount of Olivet, and
inter refer to Joel's Pentecostal day of
"In the valley of life with Its heights of
eternity, we have still the great prob
lems. Wo arc in tho midst of the valley
of decision, but a short time; each for him
self must docide the great Questions. Oh,
I fear many do not realize the supremacy
of these questions, but are carried away
with the dally routine. We must turn to
the decls-lon. What are the questions which
confront ua? There have been great prob
lems In every age, every nation, and for
"The question of mastery. Whom will
you aerve? Joshua, the great old warrior,
cried: 'Choose ye this day whom ye will
serve as for me and my house, we will
serve the Lord.' Elijah said: 'If the Lord
be God, follow Him, but if Baal, him." It la
the great question. If you want your life
tn follow tho proper chnnnels, come out
of the valley shouting, 'Christ la Master.'
Other Questions to Settle.
"Second cornea the question of right. A
young man dots not go far before he meets
with this question In business. If he always
choso for victory but alas! tens of thou
sands chooso the wrong way. The houses
of vice are crowded today with men who
chose the wrong way. A great question is
the question of right In the Valley of
Decision. If men would do right this old
world would be transformed.
"Third, and greatest la the question of
salvation. I look into the valley and I see
a hill. On It Is the cross of Calvary. I
see a highway up It for the redeemed of
the Lord to walk. God has come into the
conflict. ITe proclaimed His unspeakable
love for man from Calvary. God has
come Into the conflict. He proclaimed hla
unspeakable love for man from Calvary.
God has a proclamation for mankind since
Jesua Christ hung on the cross. In life
this question of salvation la the greatest
question. Will you be delivered from the
curse of slnT Thousands have heard tho
call. Decide for salvation and fill the val
ley with the anthem of salvation. They
are coming from all parts of the world to
be redeemed by God. What are we doing
in the Valley of Decision? What of you7
Have you taken refuge under the cross of
If we have a thought for our soula it is
through prudential reasons.
I "There are far worse things than the
plague, consumption and cholera. That Is
far worse which causes the loss of all self
reverence, of all nobility of character" and
which stultifies the kern perceptions given
us to rule our spirits. I wish I could bring
to your tnlnds the great appreciation in
whlfh God holds the souls of men. I wish
I could Impress on you what It means to
be one of God s sons. Our prudential fears
are working with the casket and not with
the precious Jewels within It. tt may be
I am speaking to those who have already
given their souls to sin who with weak
ened will have made resolve after resolve
to cease from sin and evil, only to fall
again. To those I bring a comforting mes
sage, for If Israel laid herself waste God
Is her refuge. If man throws himself away
In sin, there Is restoration In God. Come to
the cross of Calvary; get grace and
strength from God, who alone Is able to
MOEV MAKES THE CHl'RCII GROW
State Secretary Urlnstead Reminds
, llnptlats ot Parable of Talents.
C. W. Brtnstead, state secretory of the
Nebraska Baptist aaaootatlon, spoke yes
terday morning at (he Immanuel Baptist
church. His theme was suggested by Mat
thew, xil, 40: "Inasmuch as ye have done
it unto the least of these My brethren ye
have done it unto Me." He began by say
ing that there Is a sentiment In the minds
of some that money matters ought not to
be discussed in church and that the pulpit
should be left entirely to the discussion of
the spiritual things. He took the position
that nothing that is of God and for God's
glory is too sacred to be dlsoussed In the
church, and said:
"In this chapter we are told something
of the sacredness of money. The Lord
emphasizes the fact that all these things
belong to Him and that they are entrusted
to us and are to be used. Everything we
have Is sacred and holy before God. There
la an impression that the money we have
belongs to us and that we can do with it
what we please; that If we want to throw
It into the river It Is no one's business but
our own. The faot is that what we have
belongs to God and when we come to real
ize this we must get a more sacred idea of
"These things never belonged to us. God
wants us to increase what we have. He
emphasizes this fact in the parable of the
talents.. I think a man ought to make all
he can. I think a man who can double his
money-Is a criminal if he does not do so.
God wanted the five talents doubled and
the one talent doubled, and He was angry
because, the servant buried the talent in
the earth. God wants us to accomplish the
most we can for humanity and it requires
money to carry out the work of God.
"There Is not a crop but God first gave
the seed and sunshine. God has put ua
here to broaden and be developed. The
lunch which you tossed the tramp the
othor day was a divine aot. You can't help
a person that needs help but you do the
Master's work. It is. however, the motive
behind the act that counts. The highest
mission of man is to give the bread of life
to the man who has it not. There la one
way of ministering to every man In Omaha
and that la by helping the church carry out
ita work, by contributing to Its needs. My
time Is devoted to the spread of the gospel
In Nebraska. Leas than one In ten are
Identified with the church In this state.
Tbr are rural district In this state that
axe pretty well heathenized, where the gos
pel Is never heard. They are raising up
families In Ignorance of God. We have 800
BapUat churches in the state, yet only
about fifty of them are self-sustaining. To
help these people and to help these churches
la to help Christ. We need the money
badry to carry on the work. We need
money for meeting houses. I frequently
preach In sod houses and In places by the
aide of which this edifice la a palace."
nOVV AND SPIRIT Ml' ST BR PI RB
Moral Degradation Comes from a
Failure of Spiritual Conscience.
Ths Sunday afternoon meeting for men
in Calvary Baptist church waa again well at
tended and Dr. Ev Comble Smith of ths
Flrat Methodist Episcopal preached a well
received sermon on the spirit which is
"Nothing Is so subtle as thla inner spirit
of our," said Ir. Smith. "We must have
a car not to I .ring a stain on the Inner
man. How much more out lit we to under
stand the treasure v. , thin us which Is under
the eyo of God
our ti lions are kept In poise by our obedi
ence to the warnings of Ita voice. No man
can cherish evil within him or malice or
envy without bringing degradation to the
soul which Its within lilm. With what eye
do we view those sins of the soul? This la
a utilitarian age; we are careful not to do
this or that thins heouuse of Its effect on
our reputation. We are careful to keip
within bounds, for curiously we consider
the opinion of our neighbors more serious
fHET LEADS TO SEW GROWTH
Rev. Kewtnn Mann Reviews rpsprlnst
InK of ew Rellalon Thonaht.
"This, at any rate, all must admit, the
Christian religion is changing continually. "
said Rev. Newton M. Mann at Unity
church Sunday morning. "The most con
servative are not thinking the thoughts of
their fathers, muoh less the thoughts of
other centuries. In every church there is
the unrest that comes of growth which
no bonds can altogether restrain. In many
quarters there are evident signs of a new
departure necessitated by the breaking of
a new light. Scarce anywhere are people
acting on the supposition that God, cen
turies ago, spoke his last word to man.
From Luther's day to this Christianity, in
Its living forms, has been shaping itself
to the rapidly changing time, taking Into
its system that wealth of knowledge which
Is the chief glory of our age. and bring- (
Ing to the standard or the cross every
triumph of human thought and skill.
"Obviously enough the Christianity of a
thousand or more years ago Is not the
Christianity of today. The advance of
positive knowledge has compelled the
abandonment of many a position once
stoutly contended for, and made posslblo
the occupation of many new positions. We
see now, not merely by the light of
prophets and apostles, but also by every
added light of the subsequent time.
"Christian truth 'is whatever Christians
find out what they find out today no less
than what was found out centuries ago.
The date of Its discovery has no effect on
Its value. Its value lies In Its light-giving
power, and this depends not at all on
who uttered It or when it was uttered
whether It la or is not in some sacred
book. A newly discovered truth may com
pletely invalidate an old doctrine and
leave it nothing but a lighthouse with the
light forever gone out. But the new truth
may bring compensatory consolations.
"The modern student tn his own field
out-values the ancient seer, bringing In
new truths, clearing away old errors,
adding to our treasures the freshly spoken
word of God. Revelation came not all at
once or In any one millennium. It comes
continually in the processes of human de
velopment; In every ' forward leap of
thought; in the steady gain of light and
liberty; In the progressive triumph of mind
over matter. And the end Is not yet; no
enlightened Christian will claim that his
is a finished faith."
CHRIST'S WAY IS THE OXI.Y WAY
Rev. S. D. Dntcher Says Man May Not
Plan His Eternal Journey.
"There is but one way to reach heaven,
and that Is" through Jesus Christ. It was
Christ who said, 'Let not your heart be
troubled, but believe in Me. In My father's
house there are many mansions. If it were
not true I would have told you.' Thus, we
have Christ's word for the way, and the
only way," Bald Rev. S. D. Dutcher at the
First ChrlBtlan church yesterday morning.
His text was from the first part of the
fourteenth chapter of the gospel of St.
John. Continuing. Dr. Dutcher said:
"Christ did not deceive, nor were there
any provisos connected with this lnvita
tion to come to God.' 'I go to prepare the
way,' was His expression. And through
Him only only can we reach Ood. We may
think that we can build our own way, by
making the road broader. But that cannot
be, 'I am the way,' said Christ. 'Seek ye
therefore to enter the narrow way.' The
man who seeks to go any other way is not
as one lost, but is absolutely lost. It was
a gracious thing for Christ to come to ua
from the father and as He said, 'I am going
back to show you the way." He leads us
as lost children. Christ teaches us a simple
and beautiful lesson as the way of life.
So many of us in this world seek to get
something for nothing. We are seeking to
enter heaven by our own code of morals.
It Is simply a loss of time to try to get
to heaven by any other way than Christ's
way. He is truth and His way is the only
TRAINS GETTING UP TO TIME
Railroads Have Abont Worked Ont
from Under the Handicap Im
posed by Storms.
. Trains are beginning to run on something
like their schedule time. The storm of
Saturday night had1 little effect on the
running of the through trains. The storm
seems to have been of a local character
and was not felt outside of tha state.
Trains from the east were not affected by
the snow and the weather seems to have
moderated enough so that there la no delay
occasioned by the cold.
Union Pacific train No. 4.1 due hers at
9:S0 a. m., did not arrive In the city until
10:50, but it has sometimes been delayed
longer during seasons of pleasant weather.
Union Pacific No. 10, due from the west
at 8:20, was three hours late. No. 6, due
at 6:10, waa two hours and forty-five
minutes late, while No. 8, the train from
North Platte, was on time.
The Rock i Island trains were running
nearly on time yesterday. No. 5, due at
1:25, was late and did not reach Omaha
until 2 :&5. No. 6, due at 6:06, was only
thirty minutes late. No. 68. due at 12:36,
was two hours and thirty minutes late.
The Milwaukee trains were on time. The
Wabash trains were about on time. All
the Northwestern trains were on time, as
were the Great Western and the Illinois
Central trains. The trains which suffered
any delay at all were nearly all from the
On ths Burlington the only train not re
ported on time was No. t, which was two
Lon Chicago Rates.
Via the Northwestern Line, February 1
to 10, good until February It, account meet
ing American Motor League. City offices,
1401-1401 Farnam street The only double
track lino to Chicago.
A. B. Hubermann, dlamonda, own Imp.
Poor Box Burglar taught
Frank Williams was captured while try-
Our relation to God and lo T. ln.polr '"i J" B ??in
tvici iiiniu v amimu iiiui'ii, Drini men in mm
Lincoln avenue. Sunday afternoon. Wil
liams enlertHi the church at a time when
there was nobody in the building, about
4:30 p. in., thinking that would be a good
time to help hlinwtlf from the poor box.
Hut the church authorities had provided
lor a chhh of this kind and had had an
clt't'trio burglar alurm attached to the box
in kih h a manner that an alarm would ha
given In tha rectory, which adjoins thu
church, should anyone lumper Willi th
box. Rev. Father Poiiiim Iuh rexponiled to
thu alarm and caught Williams rud-huiuW
and detained him until th police arrived.
Williams Is the third burglar that ! UiW
wa ouuzldar U spoliation u our so uj PutnyW us has umauiod lu this tuanuar,
BABY THOMPSON'S MEMORY
Wsnderful AcuUvement f Little Tot is
NIT A FREAK IN ANY SENSE OF WORD
Merely Vansaal Power of Recognition
Enables the Toansalrr to Assort
Mnslral Discs by Observ
The Item that appeared In The Bee some
weeks ago giving an account of the strange
and extraordinary musical memory of Baby
Lorln Thompson of Council Bluffs attracted
the attention cf several psychologists.
Among these was Dr. Thaddeus L. Bolton,
professor of psychology in the University
of Nebraska. He called upon Mr. Thomp
son at his home in Council Bluffs, 114 South
Seventh street, and spent several hours In
examining the child with a view to determ
ining the truth of the alleged facts and to
discovering by what means the child had
attained the unusual results. The facts are
simply these: Ilaby Lorln Thompson, who
Is now Just three years of age, has learned
to Identify all of nineteen discs that go
with a music box which his father pur
chased some months ago for the amusement
of his children. . These discs ar the usual
metallic affairs that go on a music box.
The music Is represented by a set of punc
tures or perforations through the metal
and the title la printed or written on one
Bide. The child is able to go to the rack
where they are kept and pick out any piece,
such as "Hilly Bailey," "On, Christian
Soldier," etc.. that may be asked for.
What the Child Does.
After his visit to the Thompson home
Frof. Bolton said In reply to a question:
"The facts are substantially as published.
The child did all he Is reported to have
done and a good deal more. We resorted
to several devices to determine by what
means the child waa able to find the disc
called for. He was first asked to go and
pick a given dlso and It was played for
l.,m; he was then asked for another and
another until the whole list, was gone
through with. After a piece had been
played It was placed on the pile again. This
being done the child was asked to name the
discs from the reserve or under side upon
w'hlch no name was printed. Of the nine
teen he named eleven correctly. Among
the eleven were several that he had not
been able on previous occasions to Identify
In this way, showing that some little chance
may have entered Into the Indentlflcatlon.
The discs were then placed right side up
and a paper laid over the name, covering
fully one-half of the dlso and they were
all correctly named except two. A sheet
of cardboard was now laid over the discs.
From this had been cut a section equivalent
to one-half the circumference and one-half
the radius of the disc, thus exposing only
one-fourth of the disc and that on the side
where there was no other apparent means
of identification save the figure made by
the punctures. In this way he Identified
nine or ten all that were shown him. An
other cardboard was cut, exposing again
one-half of the circumference and one-half
of the radius, this time It being the Inner
half of the radius. The punctures here are
much closer together than further out on
the disc and the child showed greater hesi
tation and more reluctance towards an
swering. However, he made two mlstikes
In nine trials and afterwards corrected one
of them. The whole of the discs was now
covered eave that portion bearing the name
or title and the child mart? four mla'ukes
In ten trials. In this the child could be In
duced to take Interest with nvn'i coaxing
and onlv nfter repeated requests could an
answer he extorted from him.
Relation of Sight and Sound.
"The experiments prove that, although
not exclusively, the Identification was made
through the figures made by the perfora
tions In the discs and the outer parts where
the perforations are farther apart serve
this purpose the better. This conclusion
seems to be supported by the general laws
of association. While the music is being
played, the child stands up In a chair
where he can look directly down the disc.
As the perforations Issue from a set of
rollers that hold the disc In place, the
musical notes corresponding to the perfora
tions are heard. The sight of the discs and
the sound of the music make their Im
pression simultaneously upon the brain of
the child, while he Is wrapt In a state of
deep Interest. These are ths conditions
under which permanent associations are
alwaya made. Sight and sound are Insep
arably bound together so that when one
of them is presented, the other must also
come up. The educational significance of
this is only too apparent to the discerning.
The further problem Is to associate either
the sound or the sight of the music with
the name and consequently of both with
It. Thus It becomes possible for the child
hearing tha name to pick out the disc or
hearing the music to name the title. The
two factors In this that are of most In
terest to the psychologist are the extraordi
nary power of the child for registering
both sight and sound Impressions of great
complexity and his facility for making
permanent associations between them. It
Is very ususual, amounting almost to a
mystery, for a brain to have such a fine
plasticity ,nd rare retentlveneas as this
child's brain shows. In psychological lan
guage this means the power of recognition
Is unusually developed. Perhaps the most
surprising thing Is the easy facility with
which the Identification or recognition Is
made. There is no critical examination
when a disc is presented; a furtive glance
is often enough for the child to speak the
title. When hesitation is shown it Is oftener
on account of the Inability to speak, the
name than of slowness In recognition, for
the child can scarcely talk so that one un
acquainted with him can understand.
Child Not a Freak.
"The child shows none of the signs of
freaklshness that often characterise num
ber prodigies or the stigmata of weakness
that the musical genius presents. He Is a
healthy, normal child about the usual slie
for one of his age; perhaps his head is
slightly above the average In circumfer
ence. Baby Lorln comes of a good fam
ily. His uncle on his father's side Is pres
ident of Ohio university and one of hla
relatives on his mother's side showed un
usual ability as a violinist. His parents
are college bred people who have shown
a capacity for getting on well In the
world. They take a Just pride In their child
for he Is an exceedingly Interesting and
lovable llttl fellow."
AT THE PLAYHOUSES
Murder In Mew York Hotel.
NEW TORK, Feb. 6. A young woman,
described as Louise Scroeder and Louisa
Adams, was shot and Instantly killed to
day by Ernll Bollinger, a Janitor, who wa
arrested after being seriously injured In
an attempt to escape. The shooting took
place tn the dining room of a hotel on
Third avenue. Bollinger would offer no
explanation of ths tragedy except to say
that he had shot ths woman because she
had ruined hla Ufa. The polio learned
that Bollinger's wife Is said to have left
him two ytui ago on account of his at
tentions to the woman who wa killed today.
"The Errand Boy" at the Knit.
Billy B. Van Is certainly handing out the
biggest bunch of goods for the money that
has been delivered nt the Krug this season.
"The Errand Boy" is farce comedy set to
music, or something of that sort, but It
gives the well known star a chance for
the exercise of his fun-making abilities
along lines that are Just as pleasant as he
could wish, and also allows several others
who are good In their way to show what
they can do. Billy Van is Just the same
fellow we have always known, full of
quaint comedy and little ways of humor,
and while he has such a cold as practically
prevents his singing, he does enough funny
stunts to more than make up for this loss.
Clem Bevlns as Pinkerton Pinch, the coun
try sheriff; Frank Evans as Silas llelmtock,
the country merchant, and Abbott Davlscn
as MacCullough Muggs, the manager of the
musical comedy company, are all good
comedians and aid much In the fun of the
Rose Beaumont has no occasion to com
plain that the arrangement of the piece
does not give her a show, for she is on
the stage more than half the time, but her
work justifies the favor shown her by
the management. She sings well with a
rather thin voice and dances quite cleverly.
When she Isn't busy on the stage she Is
In her dressing room, changing costumes,
so that she is kept stirring during the
whole evening. Edith Hart looks as If
she might be able to go some, if the role
she has were Just a little extended, so as
to permit her showing what Bhe can do.
The chorus Is large and contains us
sprightly a bunch of little folks as one
wants to see. The girls are young, pretty
and willing to hustle, and the result is that
all the numbers they are In on are encored
again and again by the delighted audience.
On the whole, "The Errund Boy" la a
hit. It will be at the Krug until after
Wednesday, with a matinee on Wednesday.
Vaudeville at the Crelgh ton-Orphenm.
Miss Mable McKlnley Is d-esorvedly the
feature of the bill at the Orpheum for the
present week. This young woman has an
interest for the public on account of her
family, but aside from that she is endowed
with a charm of person and manner that
Is quite captivating, and is the possessor
of a beautiful voice that has been most
carefully trained, so that her alnglng Is a
delight to those who appreciate music. Her
first number yesterday was Arditti's "II
BacloV which was excellently well ren
dered. Miss McKInley's voice Is full and
rich, with marvellous flexibility, and under
perfect control. This first number ex
hibited Its capabilities most effectively.
Her other numbers, "Violets" and
"Karama," were probably more popular,
and she sang "Anbna" as an encore. She
will sing three different programs during
the week. Her reception yesterday was
most cordial, and she la ceitaln to he
popular here before the end of the en
gagement. Willie Zimmerman affords another bit
of entertainment for the musical folks,
imitations of famous composers, presort
ing them as they appeared in life, and
conducting a part of a composition by each.
One living composer Is presented, John
Philip Sousa. He is the only one of the
collection with whom Omaha Is well ac
quainted, but if the others look as like
their originals as does this then Zimmer
man Is a wonder. Irving Jones is as popu
lar as ever and sings his own songs as no
one else can. Murphy and Francis furnish
some "coon" comedy, and Van Fossen and
McCauley ditto, and It's all good. The
Texana sisters am clever rifle shots, and
do some very (difficult work. Wolfing'
dogs and horses are well trained animals
and perform quit a number of entertaining
feats, the boxing- bout between a couple
of Arabian stallions being quite Interesting.
In the klnodrome is shown a picture repre
senting a bank burglary and the pursuit
and capture of the burglars, closing with
a collision between two locomotives. This
is as Interesting and thrilling as any films
picture ever shown.
if you have anything to trade advertise
It in the For Exchange column of The Beu
want ad page.
Invest Constant Oil s-.ock. 301 X. T. Life,
tdholra. Jeweler, lltn and Harney.
Auditorium March 7-that ail.
LAME ON BIBLICAL QUOTATIONS
The Sacred Text Has Many Peculiari
ties that Even Preachers Some
"That little paragraph in The Bee of
Saturday, in which Representative Clay
ton of Alabama called down some of the
Biblical scholars of the house for laugh
ing at hla quotation from the New Testa
ment relative to ''a tree shall be known
by HIS fruits,' recalls a similar Incident
happening In congress during the recon
struction period daya. Senator Vance of
North Carolina." said an old newspaper
correspondent of those: days at the Paxton
Sunday, "was delivering a speech and took
occasion to quote the paragraph that 'Sam
son took the NEW Jawbone of an aas and
slew a thousand Philistines therewith."
The quotation waa ridiculed and laughed
at by a number of senators who prided
themselves upon their Biblical knowledge.
And even the dignified chaplain of the sen
ate waa called upon to convince Senator
Vance of his error. Vance was sure of his
ground, however, and a Bible was sent
for and an examination of the fifteenth
verse of the fifteenth chapter of Judges
showed the doubting ones that Vance was
correct. Senator Vance quietly remarked
that It cost him Just $50 a few years
previous as the result of a bet to be In
formed that hla quotation was correct."
First-class watcn and Jewelry work at
A. B. Hubermann's, cor. 13th and Douglas.
II. Hern Suffers from Fire.
The photographic studio of H. Heyn, 818
South Fifteenth street, was badly damaged
Dy a nre wnicn was discovered at :ao Bun-
day afternoon. The fire Is supposed to have
originated from defective wiring of an
electric light which is "used by Mr. Heyn
to operate a large printing machine. After
the fire was all out It was found that there
had been but very little nre, although a
great deal of smoke was caused by the
chemicals used In photography. The rooms
were gutted and the draperies, some of
them quite valuable, were badly damaged
by water. Mr. Heyn estimated his loss at
$2,600, which is covered by lnau:-ance.
Auditorium March 7 that's all.
Harry B. Davis, undertaker, 411 8. 16th.
J. H. Rosenwlck of Denver is at the Hen
shaw. State Senator Frank Currie of Whitney
was a Sunday visitor in Omaha, stopping
at the Merchants.
United States District Judge John R.
Carland of Sioux Fulls. 8. 13. is In the
city, stopping at the Her Grand.
P. M. Connell of Grand Island, L. L.
Lyon of I'rophetstown and D. J. Adams of
Cedar Rapids are at the Arrade.
Charles J. Burrell of Rapid City. C. B.
Aprerson of Cheyenne, E. Held and E. W.
McPhlbbtn of Denver are at the Paxton.
A. H. McGee, W. J. Untie, F. E. White
and Dr. W. O. Rerge of Kanxas City. Jed
A. Mooney of Whiting and R. A. Smith
of Tukamah are at the Millard.
W. H. Gregory of Denver. W. W. Young
of Stratton, S. Overman of Crelghton, H.
E. Hart of Chamberlain and J. E. McHugh
of South Bend are at the Murray.
F. M. Currie of Sargent. Dr. and Mra.
C. U Mullins and N. J. Woods of Broken
Bow, Robert Stein of Sun Frunciaco, F. H.
Free of Plalnvlew and W. A. Hilton of
Ogden are at the Her Grand.
Harry Scheckldenti of St. Paul. W. E.
Dickie of TopekH. T. C. Patterson of Norlh
Platte. John Kieth of Sutherland. J. J
Pollurd of Kulrbury, John McVi irh of vl
bach and F. A. Thoniliiirg if I'elgrade are
nt the Merchants.
8. E. Cobb of the Emerson Enterprise
was in the city yesierdiiy t nrouie I r
Indianapolis to ' attend a meeting '' ' e
executive committee of the National Kill
torlal association. Mr. Cobb is conimltlt
niau tut Nebraska. . ...
SUM CHANCE FOR THE CITY
Atttneys Have Little Hpe of Winning
Local Taxation Fight.
RUL0 DECISION SAVES THE RAILROADS
City Attorney Wright Refers to Long
Delayed Suit and Expresses
Opinion as to Its Prob
City Attorney Wright and Attorneys
John P. Breen and Howard Baldrlge have
apparently little hope of winning the city's
fight against the railway companies to
secure the right to tax the local ter
minals regardless of the "unit" system
and the State Board of Equalization.
While It Is the intention to nrgue the
case in the United States circuit court
where It has been pending for nearly two
years, and to make the best showing pos
sible, yet the lawyers consider the task
almost useless since the Nebraska supreme
court In the Rulo bridge case decided
against local taxation.
"Court records are full of federal de
cisions showing that the United States
courts follow closely the rule of affirming
the decisions of state supreme courts In
the Interpretation of the laws of that par
ticular state," says City Attorney Wright.
"I can see little encouragement before us
In the railway tax caBes so far as ob
taining the right to tax the terminals
locally is concerned, as myself and the
special attorneys on the case can find no
crevice or loophole In the federal laws
that will give us an opportunity to plead
special reasons why the decision of the
state, supreme court should be upset in
What May Be Won.
"I think, though, that we can establish
the right of the city to assess as real
estate about $1,000,000 worth of shop and
other property which the Union Pacific
persists in returning as part of tho right-of-way.
This would yield $10,000 or more
taxes which amount will defray the ex
penses incurred in the fight. The special
attorneys are to receive $5,000, $:,000 of
which lias been paid, and a contingent fee
of $10,000 if the case is won.
"I don't want it understood that we are
laying down or giving up the fight without
a struggle. We shall do our best in the
federal court, and I have been trying to
get the special attorneys to take up the
case for weeks and present it in the
strongest possible light. So far I don't
seem to have made much headway, but
I am hopeful that we shall before long.
There is no reason why the public should
bo under the wrong Impression about these
casea and it is no more than right that
the people should know how I feel about
"The Pacific Express company case, by
no means a hopeless fight, and Involving
about $50,000 worth of taxes, was to have
been argued early in the winter. The day
was set, but the water works appraisers
happened to hold a session on the date
and I was forced to ask for a postpone
ment. I have my brief prepared and will
move to take this "jp within a short time
and Just as soon as possible."
The railway tax fight Involves about
$300,000 in municipal taxes and was started
by the Real Estate exchange In 1903. The
city has not only been deprived of the
large amount of taxes levied for, but the
several thousand which the roads are will
ing to pay. The city officers are anxious
to get the matter cleaned up and adjudi
cated as quickly as possible.
JEALOUSY ENDS IN MURDER
Pittsburg Man Fires Seven Bullets
Into Telegrapher Who Had Been
Too Attentive to Hla Wife.
PITTSBURG, Feb. 6. Maddened by
Jealousy and the alleged infidelity of his
wife, James C. Kennedy, foreman at the
plant of the Union Spring and Manufac
turing company at New Kensington, sent
seven bullets into the body of Howard M.
Ebenor. a young telegraph operator, today.
Kennedy gave himself up immediately
after the shooting and was lodged In Jail
here. Mrs. Kennedy was also arrested and
is being held as an accessory.
Last week Kennedy is said to have dis
covered that Ebener had been carrying
whUky to the house and giving It to Mrs.
Kennedy while the husband was at work.
He also accused his wife of having been
criminaly intimate with the telegrapher
and la said to have secured a confession
TUB nlEl.lABI.E STORK.
THE LAST WEEK
OF THE GREAT SALE OF MEN'S SU)TS r
AND OVERCOATS AT
TV1 in I2K0 VALUES AT $5 00. jb
MEN'S SUITS. In cheviots, casnlinere. I
worstfds. meltons, corduroy, etc.. sIiirIh
and double breasted styles, in nil the
best shadwt and patterns, ull the re-
nalnder of our $7.o. $10 and
$ir.S0 winter suits your choice.
MEN'S OVERCOATS In kerseys, melton
and Irish frleies. blues, browns, ixt.r.l
and Irish frifies, medium leimth.. well
tailored garments selected from our
great stock of $7. B0, $10 and
end $12.30- 5.00
GREAT PANTS SALE.
MEN'S PANTS, IN CHEVIOTS. cassU
meres, corduroys, etc.. In best pattern
and shades, rtgular $2.50 and fci.uo val
$1.50 and $1.95
YOUNG MEN'S SUITS
Ages 14 to 19 years single or double breast
ed stvles, the finest lino of $7.W and l
value's to be found In the city t ()()
your choice Monday iy.vv
$3.60 AND $4.00 BOYS' KNEE PANTS SUITS-AT
75c AND $1.00 BOYS' KNEE PANTS 35C50C
POPULAR PRICED WOOL DRESS GOODS
In this department we sell all our Remnants of Wool Dress Goods and all goods to
closo out, at very low prices.
000DS WORTH FROM 50c TO $3.00 YARD
750 patterns to close out, 20(3
at, yard .zi
300 patterns to close out, 490
600 patterns to close out, lSc
&no patterns to close out, lQC
ll J I, v..
300 patterns to close out, OVO
GOODS IN THE FULL PIECE
198 suitings to close out,
150 suitings to close out,
IS suitings to close out, AQq
at, yard -
100 suitings to close out, C(ia
at, yard , j j
300 pieces of 75c All Wool French
Flannels, at, yard
Us, worth 50c, at, yard
150 plerea All Wool French Chal-
59c Zibllnn Suitings,
59c Scotch Suitings,
100 Suitings in Black Peroltas
EXAMINE OUR POPULAR PRICED DR ESS GOODS.
. i . t t . iw.si m
(ST. TT f !
pjrm mm En m w
Auditorium March 7 that's all.
C 'a nV lABK i.Tt
Is the best Arkansas Anthracite
unsurpassed for furnaces and
heaters. Burns with a slow,
even heat No smoke, no slack,
no slate, no dirt. Its lasting
quality cannot be. excelled. We
have just received a fresh supply.
A MONEY SAVER.
20V!& IZARD 5T5. gTEL.(l)
iMJ 1.7S1 gini".,! Hmm,j I!. In , , .1 l.il jjilni hi.
i, lni"S Si'.? M
SPECIAL HOMESEEKERS' RATE-On February 7 and 21, and March 7
and 21, the Burlington makes a $15.00 round trip rate to the Big HOW Basin.
the North Platte Valley, Eastern Colorado and the Black Kills.
KEEP AHEAD OF THE KOVEMEMT-B09 irrigated land under private
enterprise for sale today, the Government has commenced the expenditure of two and
one half million dollars, and will put water on one hundred thousand acres of land in
each locality, viz: The Big Ilorn Basin and the North Platte Valley, at an avera-e
cost of f 25.00 an acre. One can secure land either by purchase from the Irrigation
companies or he can secure homestead lands in advance of the water. The history of
irrigated lands shows thaMheir price has greatly increased during the last few years.
The well known writer, Win. E. Curtis, in his letter to the Chicago Record
Herald, January 30, describing the Governmental Irrigating Plans through the West,
calls attention to one particular area, which will cost owners $2.")0.00 an acre, and the
cost will be low considering the value of the products of that region. There are
thousands of acres of irrigated lands in the West that cannot be bought for $100.00
TO WEST AND NORTHWEST NEBRASKA On the same dates excursion
rates of one fare plus $2.00. This is a promising stretch of country, available for suc
cessful live stock, dairy and mixed farming industry. These lands have greatly en
hanced in value in the last few years.
CHEAP ONE-WAY COLONIST RATES March 1 to May 15, $25.00 to
California and Washington; $22.50 to Kpokane territory; ?20.00 to Central Montana.
Write for rates and descriptive folders.
L. W. Wakclcy,
General Passing" Agent,
1004 Farnam St.,
J. B. Keynolds,
City Passenger Agent,
102 Farnam St., Omaha.
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