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THE OMATTA . DAILY ItEE: SATURDAY, JUNE 24. 1003.
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If you haven't purchased at Ridgley's. you have left a big
stone unturned in the pursuit of saving money. Eighteen
large credit stores gives us the opportunity to buy in largff
quantities and to oell at
CASH STORE PRICES.
Don't postpone your 4th of July purchases any longer
for the lack or ready cash. Ridgley'a system of selling cloth
ing on credit challenges the world to beat it. Simply pay
NOTHING DOWN, wear the clothes and pay for them as you
think you can spare it.
YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD.
R IDG LEY'S, E1417 Douglas
"JUST EZ MA USTER DO"
Feeling; of a Weary Millie After
Going Axalnut n Home-Made
Mr. Baglpy was not timid; (till, tramps
were scarce In that neighborhood, and
the one approaching the house did not
present a reassuring appearance. The old
lady glanced toward the barn and down
the lane, reflecting uneasily on her hus
band's habit of being late for meals.
The tramp, also, had reconnoltered the
barn-yard and noted the absence of a man.
He slouched confidently round to the
kitchen door, seated himself on the step,
peering Impudently from under his scrnggly
brows at the neat, motherly woman, and
sniffed at the agreeable odors from the
"I I a'pose you're hungry," said Mrs.
Eagley. bravely breaking the embarrassing
silence and going straight to what she
hoped was the only point. (
"Guess I am," drawled the vagabond.
"Got a big thirst, too. Guess you might's
well gimme suthln to drink until you git
Mrs. Bagley hastily took the coffee-pot
from the stove, poured out a cup of the
steaming beverage and handed It to her
elf-lnvlted guest, praying that iriram
would appear before anything worse de
veloped. The tramp greedily gulped down the
greater part of the contents of the cup;
then he started up violently, rolling his
eyes wildly. Next he gazed Into the cup
seemed to recollect something, and then
made a hcrrlble face at his quaking
"Same ez ma uster do," he remarked, in a
changed and chastened tone. After an
other frightful face, he forced himself to
nnlsh the cup.
"Ma uster put In merlasses," he went
on In the Intervals of continued facial con
tortions. "But this Is the e rect thing, all
right, same ei ma made. I'll bet anything
It come from the no'th side o' the tree!"
"Oh, you poor man!" gasped Mrs. Bag
ley, for the last words had thrown light on
the matter. The coffee-pot -was really
there on the stove, sending out Its delirious
fragrance, but In her haste she had seized
the old coffee-pot. Her grandson over In
Brusselvllle was ailing with spring fever
and In the "old coffee-pot" was brewing
one of those old-time concoctions made
from the bark of wild cherry, dogwood and
yellow sweet apple, cut religiously, of
course, from the "north side of the tree
How did I ever come to make such a
mistake!" cried the kindly old woman, her
fear lost In remorseful sympathy. "Just
you wait a minute and I'll fix up something
to take out the taste, you poor boy, you!"
The "boy," strangely subdued, meekly
accepted the coffee and plate. He hastily
disposed of the quarter of apple pie; then
thrusting the doughnuts into his pockets,
he rose. "Guess I'll be goln'. Good day!
"Now have some more coffee," urged the
motherly woman, "and you better sit and
rest a while."
"No, guess I'll be gtfln'." The tramp
grinned, sheepishly. "I shouldn't be s'prisd
if next thing you'd be takln' me acrost your
knee an' layln' it on good an' plenty same
ez ma uster do. Guess 1 11 be movln' on."
HENNINGS MAKES FLAT DENIAL
Says He Is Not a Candidate for
the Office of County
City Treasurer Hennings denied emphati
cally that he will be a candldute for county
trensurer this fall. Reports to this effect
have been Industt lously circulated by po
"I would not have the Job if it came on a
silver platter," said Mr. Hennings. "Any
statements to the contrary are not true and
I wish The Bee would set at rest any
rumors of the kind."
Romantic and a Triumph.
"How romantic It would be," said the
girl with the blue eyes, "for one to have
a big, strong and handsome lover almost
killed In an automobile wreck or something
and then taken to a hospital, only to toss
In delirium and call ones name, and for
one to go to him and marry him while he
lay pale and helpless on his cot."
"Wouldn't !t be beautiful!" said the
'."And." concluded the blue-eyed girl,
"have all the nurses Just dying with envy "
There was a man who undertook, for a
consideration, to tabulate and classify the
follies of mankind.
"Well," he said, at the end of a week's
time, "I guess I've got all of 'em but half
a dozen or so. I'll finish the list tomorrow
or : ext day."
But after having worked at It steadily
twenty-five years ho save up the Job.
"Life la too short!" he said. Chicago
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Board of Eeriew Takes Aotion on Protnt
of Howe and Hunt,
STOCK YARDS ASSESSMENT IS RAISED
One and Three-Fonrtha Millions
Added to the Valuation of the
riant for Purposes of
The feature of Friday's session of the
Board of Review was the Increasing of tho
value of the real estate owned by the I'nlon
Stock Yards company from J2.K8.B10 to
14,000,009. This is an Increase of 11,741.490.
A protest against the realty assessment of
the Stock Yards company was filed with
the Board of Review by E. U Howe, city
treasurer, and Colonel C. M. Hunt, a heavy
property owner, on Wednesday, and a
notice was sent to W. C. J. Kenyon. gen
eral manager of the company, asking that
he appear before the board Friday fore
noon. Shdrtly after the session opened Friday
forenoon Mr. Kenyon appeared and ad
dressed the board. In his protest against
Increasing the stock yards' assessment at
this time, Mr. Kenyon called attention to
the fact that the company Is always doing
something for South Omaha and he con
sidered an injustice any action that woull
tend to add to the burdens of the company
at this time. Mr. Kenyon called attention
to the fact that the Stock Yards company
here had purchased the stock yards at Lin
coln in order to prevent Rwlft and Com
pany from erecting a packing house there,
and thus diverting shipments from this
market. He also called attention to the
fact that it was through the efforts of the
officers of the Stock Yards company that
the Updike company was erecting a mam
moth grain elevator on stock yards' prop
erty north of the L street viaduct. A num
ber of other Instances were mentioned, the
least bring the donating of $10 by the com
pany to assist In opening Twenty-fifth
street from A street to the Boulevard. Be
fore concluding his remarks. Mr. Kenyon
Intimated that City Treasurer Howe was
prompted to Bign his name to the remon
strance because he has political aspirations.
In replying to Mr. Kenyan's remarks, Mr.
Howe denied that he has any political bees
buzzing In his bonnet. He asserted he
signed the remonstance In order that the
property owners might be protected and
that the assessment on smnll property own
ers might possibly be reduced.
After the conclusion of the arguments the
Board of Review took the matter under
advisement. Shortly after 5 o'clock the
board announced that the real estate valua
tion of the stock yards company had been
raised to $4,000,000. In their remonstrance
Messrs. Hunt and Howe urged that the
board Increase the stock yards valuation
to a figure not less than $4,327,390, which
was the amount turned In by County As
sessor Reed. Mr. Reed appeared before
the Board of Review and explained how
he arrived at the figures In his assessment.
After the board announced Its decision
Mr. Howe said that he Is entirely satisfied
with the result. He would have liked to
have had the board accept the figures of
the county assessor, but the Increase is
satisfactory to him. In connection with
this Increase In valuation Mr. Howe said
tho stock yards company will pay about
$15,000 taxes on Its realty, and this amount,
he declares, will amount to about 1 mill of
the 1905 levy.
Bven should the board not make any
further Increases, the total valuation as
returned will be $20,820,618, as against $19,
078,12? as returned by the city tax commis
sioner. The Board of Review will conclude Its
session this evening.
Y. M. C. A. Affairs.
The Woman's auxiliary of the Young
Men's Christian association will give an Ice
cream social at Highland park next Thurs
day evening, June 29. Special preparations
will be made for a large crowd. The pro
ceeds go to their building fund.
The high school and South Omahas will
play basket ball at the courts Twenty
third and J, Saturday evening.
The Star Entertainment course scheduled
for this season will prove whether the city
will appreciate a strictly ftrst class course
or not. The association has faith enough
to engage the following talent, that South
Omaha people need not always go to Omaha
for the best entertainment: The Dunbar
company and bell ringers, Chicago Lady
Entertainers, Durno, the magician; Monta
vtyte Flowers, dramatic monologist ami
Alton Packard, the cartoonist. Tho dates
will be announced in July,
State Secretary Bailey Is spending the
week at York, Neb., ut the dedication cere
monies of their new $25,000 Young Men's
Christian association building.
County Commissioners May Act.
County Commissioner Patrick Trainor
stated Friday that more than likely tho
County Board of Equalization would reduce
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Colorado ozone is better than medicine. Made in
it s a
the mountains clear, crisp and untainted-
mignty tactor for health.
Colorado sunshine, too, is a potent tonic. It is
different from any other sunshine vitalizing, invigorat
ing it never saps you r strength.
To go to Colorado is to take Nature's cure, while
you have a grand good tima. Agreeable treatment,
taken involuntarily is it any wonder that it benefits?
Low rates all summer via the Iioek Island. Specially reduced June 30
to July 4. Only $15.00 round trip from Omaha or Council Bluffs. '
THREE DAILY FAST TRAINS LEAVE OMAHA 7:20 A. M., 1:30 P. M., 8:55 P. M.
Tickets, berths and full information at this office.
F. P. RUTHERFORD, D. P. A.,
1323 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska
the assessed valuation on N street property.
8lnce the opening of the O street viaduct N
street property has been decreasing In
value and west of Twenty-sixth street there
are many vacant store buildings. In this
matter of reducing the assessed valuation
Mr. Trainor proposed to start at the alley
between Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth
streets with a 10 per cent reduction. This
reduction Is to be Increased to Twenty
seventh street, where a 60 per cent reduc
tion Is planned. Property owners on N
street will, of course, be pleased to learn
of this Intended action on the part of the
"Worn Ont Trencher."
On Sunday evening at tho First Methodist
Episcopal church, Twenty-third and N
streets services will bo held In honor of
"worn out preachers." For this occasion
Pr. Tlnrlall, the rastor. has Invited three
attorneys to speak. H. B. Fleharty has
chosen for his topic, "The Debt of the
Church lo Its Worn Out Ministers." T. W.
Blackburn of Omaha Is to speak on "The
Methodist Treacher as a Pioneer." Judge
I.ee Kstolle's subject Is "Some Preachers I
Have Known." It Is expected that tho
church will be filled.
Mnsrle City Gossip.
James C. Austin Is back from a week's
stay in Chicago.
W. W. Fisher has returned from a busi
ness trip to Chicago.
The city rock pllu gang has been put to
work cutting weeds.
John M. Welch, Twenty-eighth and B
streets, reports the birth of a son.
John Ryan of Chicago Is here for a few
days visiting friends and relatives.
The funeral of John Sautter, sr., will be
held at Papllllon on Sunday afternoon.
Children's day exercises will be held at
the Methodist church on Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Erwln of Kearney
are here visiting Mr. and Mrs. E. W.
Judge King has announced that he ex
pects to be a candidate for police Judge
again this fall.
There was a good run of hogs at the
stock yards yesterday and prices ruled
about 5 cents higher.
The members of the German Lutheran
church will hold their annual picnic at
Svndlcate park on Sundny. Regular serv
ices will, however, be held at the church at
10 a. in.
TREE FEARED BY MEXICANS
Many Fntnl Accidents Have Happened
I'nder It and People Shan
Because of the many fatal accidents that
have occurred under a huge tree that
grows In the Haclendlta ranch, In the Za
mora district, Michoacan, peasants of the
region are growing more and more super
stitious about its supposed fatal omen and
they began to call it "arbol Maldlto" (cursed
The tree Is supposed te be over 75 years
old, and Is said to have been planted by a
man who, because of his numerous crimes
and his forgetfulness of the Divine law,
was swallowed up by the earth. That man.
pccordlng to tradition, was un hombre muy
malo. He never went to mass, never con
fessed, did not have the Image of a saint
In his house, did not carry a rosary around
his neck and never made the sign of the
cross. There was not a beggar In the town
who had ever received a "tlaco chlquito"
(old coins equivalent to 1V4 cents) from him.
He never gave anything for the church and
never took off his hat when he met a "pa
drecito" on the street.
It was rumored that he was responsible
for many murders and other atrocious
crimes, but he was never In Jail, neither
could he be Incarcerated, because he had a
compact with the devil, and whenever he
invoked his Satanic majesty the latter ren
dered him either Invisible to human eyes or
smaller than an ant, so that he could easily
escape danger. He had no friends nor rela
tives, because, he was shunned by all.
One thing he loved birds and trees. He
planted numerous trees and fed big flocks
of birds that knew him and came to his
home every morning to pick the crumbs of
bread which he threw in the patio.
Many years ago and this Is well remem
bered by the peasants; It was Good Friday
everybody In town had attended the re
liglous services of tho morning and were
going to their homes when a terrific noise
was heard. They rushed to the street
where it came from to find out what it
was and saw how the earth had opened
unuer ine cursea man s reet. us was en
veloped by thick flames and smoke and dis
appeared beneath the surface of the earth.
This was considered a most deserved
punishment. While the faithful were In the
church the cursed man was loafing around
and having seen a big crucifix upon an altar
erected on the street, as was done In those
days, ho placed a burning cigarette In the
lips of the image. Scarcely had he made
eight or ten steps when he was engulfed by
That very day all the trees that he
planted, except the cursed one, dried up,
and all the birds he had fed died.
An attempt was made to cut down the
tree that had not dried up, but the man
who made the attempt dropped dead upon'
stepping upon the shadow of Its follago.
The man's body had to be left there, to be
eaten up by crows, because nobody had the
courage to approach and remove It.
Since that day numerous persons have
met a tragic death under that tree. A
lieucmrimi w no unaer u ror shade on a
hot ummer day was bitten by a snake and
died In two hours. Three men on different
occasions sought shelter from rain under
its branches, and were struck by lightning.
A woman who was hanging some clothes to
dry from the trunk of tho tree was at
tacked and killed by a billy goat that came
rom nobody knows where and that was
never seen again. Two years ago a little
boy who Was riding a burro Innocently led
his animal to the tree. The burro threw
him off and kicked him to death. The last
victim of' this fatal tree was a man named
Melqulades Arevalo, who, three or four
days ago, during a heavy rainstorm, ran
tinder the tree for shelter; like his predeces
sors on such occasions he was struck by
The horror that peasants have for this
tree Is so great that peons refuse to work
on the fields half a mile around It. Propero
Garcia, the owner of the ranch where that
tree grows, Is said to have made up his
mind to have It blown tip with dynamite,
but he has been unable to find a man who
Is willing to do the work, so It seems prob-
i able that he will have to do It himself.
Wood Alcohol In tuln.
Up to the year 19m wood alcohol in Rus
sia was not deodorized, and, retaining the
abominable smell and taste which It
brought from the distilling vats, could not
be used for drinking. Even the ignorant
peasants, who will drink the vilest and
strongest forms of spirits, would not touch
It. But last year the deodorized alcohol
was Introduced Into the country, and in
consequence of Its cheapness began under
various disguises to be used as a beverage.
Whllo the Russian troops were being mobi
lized at Dorpat last summer much drinking
took place among them, and the beverage
of which they partook, according to The
Journal of the Medical association, was
compulsed of wood alcohol, water, pepper
mint leaves, salvia, lavender, etc., a popu
lar Llvonlan combination, and the result
was that thirty or forty died from tho
effects of the debauch. Since then many
similar occurrences have been recorded.
Kansas Seed Harvest Hand.
TOPEKA. Kan., June 23 T. B. Gerow,
state employment agent, Ismued a call today
for 2.M more harvest hands. The need U
very pressing, as the wheat la ripe and can
not be harvested on account of lack of
help. The employment agency reports that
less men than usual have come from other
states to help lo the Kansas harvest this
PLAN FRATERNAL CONGRESS
Modern Woodmen Endorse Scheme for a
General Convention in New York.
NEXT HEAD CAMP IN PEORIA
Committee on Head OIBee Reports
that Another Adjustment In
Rates Will De Neeeasarf
in Few Years.
MILWAUKEE, June 23.-Tho head camp
of the Modern Woodmen of America today
endorsed the plun for a fraternal congress
to be held soon In New York City for the
purpose of bringing to the attention of the
government the advantage of fraternal In
surance over old line insurance.
The law on the Hector question was
modified so that bookkeepers, mechanics
and others employed by breweries nnd dis
tilleries who do not In any way handle
liquor and proprietors of departments
stores who sell liquor In unbroken pack
ages are not barred from membership.
After a hot fight Peoria, III., was se
lected as the place for holding the next
meeting of the head camp, Modern Wood
men of America. The convention voted
that the percaplta tax to meet the general
expenses remain unchanged at Jl per year.
The convention also decldod to make no
change In salaries of officials.
An automobile flower parade and a carni
val pageant were features of today's en
tertainment. At tonight's session the committee on
head office reported that the society could
pot with safety postpone for more than a
few years another readjustment of rates.
A resolution was adopted providing that
federal and state banks only be used as de
positories by tho head banker.
The report of the extension committee
providing for the taking in of considerable
new territory was acted upon adversely In
that the convention decided to vote against
the whole state of Arkansas, confining the
territorial extension to Tennessee, except
ing some areas to be outlined by the execu
tive council, and all of Texas, with the ex
ception of that portion lying south of the
Cotton Belt railway from Texarkana to
Dallas and the counties east of the Trinity
river from Dallas to the Gulf of Mexico,
excepting, however, Kauffman and Dallas
QUEER FREAKS OF TORNADOES
A Twister In Xew York State Yanked
House in the Air and Set
Them Down Attain.
The terrific tornado that swept over the
southern part of Blnghamton, N. Y., was of
the western "twister" variety a funnel
shaped, whirling column, taking a swath
from 100 to 100 feet wide, and wrecking or
damaging everything In its path. The tor
nado originated near the western limits of
the city, on the north side of the Susque
hanna river, and, crossing the river diagon
ally, cut through the Fifth and Sixth wards,
expending Its fury on the side of House's
hill, in the eastern part of the Sixth ward.
It followed a day of oppressive heat and
humidity and came with an awful roar.
Only six houses and five barns were totally
wrecked, but about twenty houses wero
nearly ruined and 1Q0 were more or less
damaged. About 100 small buildings were
wrecked and several hundred trees were
The damage to most of the houses was
caused by explosions from the air pressure
Inside, when the whirling tornado outside
the house caused a partial vacuum. Al
though all but one of the damaged houses
were occupied, not a person was killed and
no one was badly injured. A house recently
vacated was lifted up and whirled
around in the air. The roof was deposited
in the cellar and the remainder was scat
tered for a quarter of a mile. The house
of Bernard Smith was blown down the side
hill seventy-five feet, turned bottom up and
completely wrecked. The adjoining house
of George Johnson was shifted to the Smith
house foundations, where it remained bot
tom side up, the roof in the cellar. Seven
people were asleep In these two houses and
none wns seriously Injured.
Mrs. George Tompkins had gone Into the
sleeping room of her son Ray and was sit
ting on the edge of his bed. Their house
exploded from within, blowing the entire
front off smoothly and hurling Mrs. Tomp
kins and the boy out on the lawn, where
they were left sitting unharmed. The ex
plosion also blew almost every article of
furniture from the house, all of which, ex
cept the front and roof, wns left Intact.
The house of James Hartigan was blown to
the adjoining lot, where it Is lying on Its
side, demolished. The Hartigan small boy
was suposed to be dead in the wreckuge,
but ho finally was found under a bed
unharmed. Mr. and Mrs. Hartigan were In
their parlor, then they were In their neigh
bor's yard, only slightly Injured, having
seen blown out of the house.
The house of Mrs. I. C. Wead was lifted
from its foundations and carried some dis
tance, but was not badly damaged. Mrs
Wead said: "We were sitting on our front
porch watching the lightning when the
next thing we knew we were In our back
yard, and Smith's house was In our yard,
and Johnson's hous was In Smith's cellar."
Two large moving vans were blown
through the side of a barn Into the street
apparently from the pressure within, and
except for the one side, the barn was not
damaged. An Incubator full of eggs was
left Intact, not an egg broken, while every
thing around In the rooms was completely
wrecked. New York World.
Row Over a Callows.
A remarkable civil action has Just been
Instituted at Iwlston, Mont. The old
county Jail was bought In by the con
tractors for SlO.Oro. According to their un
derstanding, they were to have all of the
old timber In the Jail yard, and so they
carried away the gallows. I.aKt week tho
sheriff of Meagher county applied to the
sheriff of Lewiston for the use of the gal
lows for the execution of a murderer. It
was then discovered that the gallows was
missing. The county commissioners deny
that the gallows was sold and bring an
action to compel the contractors to return
the gallows or to pay Its value.
School Trustee Goes to Prison.
KANSAS CITY, June '.'3. Frank Camp
bell, number of the Kansas City (Ivan.)
School board, was found guilty on the
charge of accepting a brihe by a Jury In the
dlKtrict court today. The penalty for tha
offense Is from one to five years In the
penitentiary. The specific chntKo agulnat
Campbell was that of accepting money
from a contractor, who as the result. of this
consideration secured n Important contract
from the school board.
8t. Paul Oil Company Wins.
ST. PAUL, June 21. The Independent oil
companies scored atrulnst the railways of
Minnesota In a decision today by the "stato
Railroad and Warehouse commission. The
case was the liartles Oil Coninanv et at
against the Minnesota Railway Companies.
i no piuiniiii coinpminanis sougnt to navo
the rates on oil and Kusoline In less than
carload lots reduced from third to fourth
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We take extraordinary means SATUR
DAY of reducing it.
Our $6.50, $7.50,
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Highest Grade $10,
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