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TIIE -OMAnA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY. OCTOBER P. 1005.
THOMAS SPEECH IN TRIAL
"CrimtofTws. 8uur"to6" m EtideuM
it DfiDiiioi Cue.
DEPOSITIONS ARE TAKEN IN OMAHA
Ives Testimony Connell
ntllttt Trlnl, vYhlle
rcutlon Will Aak for
fCrlme of Two States," by Elmer
M, will bfi Introduced a evidence In
nnl of Tom Dennlson at Red Oak. la..
charge of complicity In the Pollock
nond rohbery. This u a stipulation
lie attorneys which cam about while
AlJfred Sly, Alias Kid 81y. was giving his
dpositlon In the case before Stenographer
fharleg A. Potter Saturday morning In
Thomaa waa trying to make Sly admit ho
waa protected Dy tne umana ponce. rin
had repeatedly said that a number of offi
cer whom he had met on the street had
told him he would not he put In jail as Ion?
as he was "good." but that Chief Donahue
nor Captain Dunn had ever made such a
statement to him.
As Thomas persisted In trying to get Sly
to Implicate the chief YV. J. Connell, Dcnnl
un's attorney, objected.
"I object to Mr. Thomas Injecting Into
this case his fight with the police of Omaha
and I object to him Winning pontics into
the case," said Connell. "He has tried his
charges against Chief Donahue and he has
failed absolutely to sustain them, so that
Should settle that. But If he persists In try
lng to mix up politics In this case, then I
Insist that he file as evidence his 'Crime
of Two States," so that Iowa politics as well
as Omaha politics may be Injected."
Two I.a rryrrn Clash.
"I consent to that." retorted Mr. Thomaa
t want the Jury to read that speech. Ami
I want to object right now to Mr. Connell's
"And I want to object to Thomas calling
rny objections pettifogging," hotly retorted
Connell, and as the referee ran out of
paper upon which to record the objections
the case went on.
HIv testified that he and Shercllfte, the
prosecuting witness against Dennlson, had
been' "paid" and had worked together In
several places. The day before the Pollock
robbery Shercliffe. he aald, was In Kansns
City and arrived In Omaha the morning of
the robbery. The two met at the Windsor
hotel, and there Bhercllffe, he said, told
him that he had a man spotted who had
lota of diamonds, and that he wanted Sly
to go In with him on the deal. Bly con
sented, but changed his mind because he
wanted to pldhe pockets of Pollock while
Bhercllffe wanted "to throw him up in the
sir and If necessary shoot him."
"That Isn't the way I work," said Sly.
"I will pick a pocket and do most every
thing, but I won't do the gun act."
Sly continuing said he and Bhercllffe went
to the Webster street station and that
Shercliffe did not meet Tom Dennlson In a
saloon near there, as he had testified. The
day after the robbery he said Bhercllffe
again .met him at the Windsor hotel and
there showed him a handful of diamonds
and said: "If you had had nerve you
could get an even split on these."
1 Hla testimony contradicted In many es
sential points the testimony of Shercliffe.
It waa brought out that Sly had served
time In the penitentiary of Iowa one term
with Bhercllffe. two terms in the Ne
braska penitentiary and one term In the
Utah prison. This latter admission came
on cross-examination and Bly said he had
made his escape after serving one month.
He gave a dissertation on robbery and
picking pockets and offered to meet Mr.
Thomas. In a crowd and show him the
difference between picking pockets and
purse snatching, which Thomas 1ad asked
him. He told the attorneys that he was
a common thief and "had never worked
so It could be noticed." He frequently
went to church, ,he said, but merely be
cause he thought It a good place to pick
a pocket. He and Attorney Thomas had I
several passages at arms because the
witness claimed Thomas waa trying to
''Buffalo" htm and the attorney because
Sly failed to answer questions In the man
ner desired. .
Other depositions will be taken next
Saturday, which will finish the case of
the defendant. Connell will Insist upon a
trial Immediately, while the prosecution
will ask for a continuance. The attor
neys will go to Red Oak Tuesday to have
a time set for the flat
QUEER PROBLEMS IN LAW
Cases with Which. English Judges
ad Lawyers Have Straggled
for Many Years.
Hundreds of years of test cases have not
yet elucidated all the possible points of dif
ficulty in the English law.
Here Is a remarkable problem with which
the Blackburn lawyers have Just been con
fronted: An English gentleman had twin
sons who were born wUhin a few minutes
of each other. He made a will that his
property in Australia should go. to which
ever of the two sons arrived at the age
of 21 first.
The younger of the ' two emigrated to
Australia, while the other one remained In
England, and the former was still In the
Antipodes at the time of his coming of
ge. Now, Australian time Is some hours
ip advance of Greenwich, and, therefore,
the young mun out there was 21 before his
elder brother at home. Which of these
two brothers la legally entitled to the
property? The question has not yet been
decided, and in the meantime readers may
exercise their own acumen upon It.
Are eggs eggs, or are only hen's eggs
eggs? This may seem a ridiculous ques
tion, but nice shades of meaning are In
volved, and a case which turned upon It
went through two or three courts of law.
' A ludy sent an order for a dozen eggs to
a dairyman and he sent ducks' eggs. She
sent them back as not being what she
ordered, but he refused to take them. She,
' In turn, declined to keep them, and some
time elapsing between their Journeys from
the house to the shop, the eggs went bad,
and eventually the shopkeeper sued the
lady for la. 6d., their value.
The county court Judge ordered her to
pay, declaring that ducks' eggs were as
much eggs as any others; but the lady ap
pealed, and King s Bench reversed the de
cision on the ground that when a party or
dered eggs hens' eggs were meant, and If
any other contention were admitted any
kind of eggs might be sent, such as pig
eons' eggs, canaries' or even rattlesnakes'.
Ducks' eggs It was decided, were not eggs
In the ordinary meaning ot the term.
Are the grandchildren of a man also nil
children? In the legal sense this question
is not so absurd as it looks, and some time
ago It was most seriously and laboriously
contended In the courts that according to
act of Parliament they were.
Ths particular act In question, passed In
the reign of the late Queen Victoria, laid
It down that "the father and the grand
father, the mother and the grandmother,
and the children of any poor person, being
of sufficient ability, shall relieve and main
tain any such poor person."
The argument waa that, according to the
context, grandchildren were to be reckoned
as children fcr this purpose. Just as grand
parents were reckoned as parents. On ths
other side it was argued that If grandchil
dren were children then great-grandchildren
were ciilldrea also, 'and that a nan
might In this way be called upon to support
his father and mother, his four grand
parents, his eight great-grand parent and
as many granchlldren and great-grandchildren
as he might be lucky or unlucky
enough to possess.
Is skimmed milk milk? A man asked for
glass of milk to drink and was glveay
skimmed milk, and the purveyor was fined
for It; but "in a higher court the decision
waa reversed. It being contended at the
time that skimmed milk was really much
more milk than milk that waa not skimmed,
since the latter contained something that
was not milk at all that Is, cream. lion
don Tit Bits.
COLORADO BEARS AND BIRDS
Experiences as a
Black bears are not, under normal con
dltlons, formidable brutes. If they do
charge and get home they may maul
man severely, and there are a number of
Instances on record In which they have
killed men. Ordinarily, however, a black
bear will not charge home, though he may
bluster a good deal. I once shot one
very close up which made a most lament
able outcry, and seemed to lose Its head.
Its efforts to escape resulting In Its bounc
ing about among the trees with such heed
less hurry that I was easily able to kill
I.. Another black bear, which I also shot
at close quarters, came straight for my
companions and myself, and almost ran
over the white hunter who was with me.
This bear made no sound whatever when
I first hit It. and I do not think It was
charging. I believe It was simply dared,
and by accident ran the wrong way, and
so almost came Into collision with us.
However, when It found Itself face to face
with the white hunter, and only four or
five feet away. It prepared for hostilities,
and I think Would have mauled him If
I had not brained It with another bullet
for I was myself standing but six feet or
so to one side of It. None of the bears
shot on this Colorado trip made a sound
when hit; they all died silently, like so
Ordinarily, my experience has been that
bears were not flurried when I suddenly
came upon them. They Impressed me as
If they were always keeping In mind the
place toward which they wished to retreat
In the event of danger, and for this place,
which was Invariably a piece of rough
ground or dense timber, they made off
with all possible speed, not seeming to lose
Frequently I have been able to watch
bears for some time while myself unob
served, with other game I have very
often done this even when within close
range, not wishing to kill creatures need
lessly, or without a good object; hut with
bears, my experience has been that
rhances to secure them come so seldom
as o make It very distinctly worth while
improving any that do come.
As we left even further behind us the
wintry desolation of our high hunting
grounds we rode Into full spring. The
bird songs sounded on every side, from the
fields and from the trees and bushes be
side .the brooks and irrigation ditches; the
air was sweet with the spring-time breath
of many budding things. The sarvlce
hushes were white with bloom, like shad
blow on the Hudson; the blossoms of the
Oregon grape made yellow mats on the
ground. We saw the chunky Bay's ground
squirrel, looking like a big chipmunk with
on each side a conspicuous white stripe
edged with black. In one place we saw
quite a large squirrel, grayish, with red
on tne lower oaeK, i suppose It was
only a pine squirrel, but It looked like
one of the gray squirrels of southern Colo.
rado. Mountain mockers and the hand
some, bold Arkansas king birds wer nu
merous. The black-tull sage sparrow was
conspicuous In the sagebrush, and high
among the cliffs the white throated swifts
were soaring. There were numerous war
blers, among which I could only make out
the black-throated gray, Audubon's and
MoGllUvray's. In Glenwood Springs Itself
the purple finches, house finches, the Bul
lock's orioles were In full song. Flocks of
""kins passed with dipping flight. In one
rapid little stream we saw a water ousel,
Hummingbirds I suppose the broad-tailed
were common, and as they flew they
made, intermittently and almost rhyth
mically, a curious matalllc sound; seemingly
It was done with their wings,
But the things that Interested me most
In the way of bird life was something I
saw In Denver. To my delight I found
that the huge hotel at which we took din
ner was monopolised by the pretty, musi
cal house finches, to the exclusion of the
ordinary city sparrows. The latter are
all too plentiful In Denver, as In every
other city, and, as always, are noisy, quar
relsome in short, thoroughly unattractive
and disreputable. The house filch, on the
contrary. Is attractive In looks. In song,
snd In ways. It was delightful to hear
the males singing, often on the wing Presl
dent Roosevelt in Bcribner's Magaslne,
Captain Jack Crawford Hands
Poetie Boas.net to the Graad
It Is well known that the two men who
have done much to bring about a fraternal
feeling between the blue and the gray are
the new commander-in-chief. Corporal
James A. Tanner, and Captain Jack Craw
ford, "The Poetic Scout."
Two years ago "Captain Jack" was the
substitute for General John B. Gordon, the
great southern orator, ' In his home state
at the Georgia Chautauqua, and captured
the governor and his staff and ths 6,000
people assembled in his splendid audience,
Captain Jack Crawford brought about the
first real fraternal reunion of the blue and
the gray twenty-seven years ago in San
Francisco, when he organized a benefit for
General John B. Hood's eleven orphan chll
dren, when the general and his devoted
wife died of yellow fever at New Orleans,
and over 11,000 was the result.
Shortly after Corporal Tanner was elected
commander-in-chief Captain Crawford sent
the following letter, which went in the
mail on the same train with the new com
mander, "with Mrs. Tanner and their daugh
ters, Ada and Nettle, to San Francisco,
where they are to meet ' the corporal's
youngest son, Lieutenant Earl Tanner, on
his way home from Manila.
This poetical letter Is characteristic of
both men and their btg-heartednesa and
lut me be first to write and say
How gratified I am today
That you are chief, and ain't It good
To know that love and gratitude
Are yours in overflowing measure?
No purer, grander, greater treasure
Than gratitude can man bestow.
Iear Jim, In one great overflow
I til rig it out to you today,
A ruHtic, rugged, wild bouquet.
To you who well can understand,
As free as kiss from baby hand,
And thus I voice from rank and file.
The love and gratitude, the while
Of every honest man and true.
Not only of the loyal blae,
But let m emphasise and say.
Of every man who wore the gray.
And stood before the cannon's mouth;
For I, while In the sunny south.
Have felt the pulse of men who etod
Against us on those fields of blood.
And he who pulled the lanyard when
Your limbs were left In yonder glen.
If In the flesh could stand by you.
Would show a loyal spirit, too;
Thank God for this. I pruphesy
That loyal blue and loyal gray
In grand convention soon will stand.
As Grant and Le in that command
Beyond the stars are standing now,
With honest laurels on each brow.
And smiling as our loves increase
for Jumlce. truth and lasting paaca.
CAPTAIN JACK CRAWFORD
SENATOR CLARK'S PALACE
IfonUna'i Cspper iUWiman Giei 8wtll
Hw Yorktrt Fit
FEATURES OF HIS FIFTH AVENUE HOME
Has Building of Grnulte. Marble
ad Bronse Reared la Oothnm
to shw 'hat Wfilfn
Wealth (' Do.
More money has been poured out In
building Senator W. A. Clark's mansion
at the northeast corner of Fifth evenue
and Seventy-seventh street, New York,
than was ever before spent on a house In
America. The house Is not so large as that
of Mrs. Cornelius Vsnderbllt or the twin
Astor house, nor does it occupy as much
ground ss Charles M. Schwab's new man
sion on Riverside Drive, but In costlness
of material, perfection of workmanship and
elaborateness of decoration none of these
By the time senator and Mrs. Clark can
live in It the house will have cost 15,000,000
This Is no mere guesswork estimate, but
one based on a careful calculation made
by Mr. Washington Hull, the architect and
designer. And. he adds, the house may
cost as much more as Mr. Clark likes to
spend on paintings, hangings, rugs, bric-
a-brac and all the multitude of things which
go to furnishing a house and of the cost
of which no estimate can be made.
And of late people have begun to wonder
If this house is ever going to be finished.
The exterior is almost complete, but the
Interior is still chaos.
Aa Acting; Boas.
The building of such a house for such
a man as Senator Clark has given Mr. Hull
the architect and will take from two to
five years to make it habitable, enough
worry to have driven a less philosophical
man craiy. Mr. Clark knows what he
wants In a general way, but makes no
pretense to knowledge of artistic details.
He Is a crotchety, irascible man, hard to
please and unappreclatlve of excellent
work. He Is enormously rich, wants the
very best of everything regardless of cost,
but is keenly sensitive to suspicion that any
one is trying to get the better of him. The
consequence Is Mr. Hull has had a most
difficult task. And he is not through his
difficulties yet, for the building of this
house has disrupted the Arm of Lord,
Hewlett A Hull, and the litigation ever
the partnership Is still pending In the
courts. Tho vicissitudes and obstacles
that have been overcome In the course of
the seven years since the plans for the
house were first drawn will be understood
after reading the story of Its building.
The building Is ITS feet deep on Seventy
seventh rect, seventy-seven feet on Fifth
avenue and ino feet in the rear, making in
.11 between 16,000 and 16,600 square feet.
In the basement of the Fifth avenue end
Is a Turkish bath, with a plunge twenty-
five feet wide by fifty long, lined with
Carrara glass. Tht walls of this are
wainscoted with the same glass. The cell.
Ings are of mosaic and the floors of mar
ble. The rest of the basement Is occuplel
by the heat and power plant, the latter
furnishing electricity for 8,500 electric lights,
packing and storage rooms for objects of
art, refrigerator plant, wine cellar, store
room and safe deposit vaults. All of the
walls and ceilings of these rooms are of
glased bricks, which cost S cents apiece,
buying them by the thousand.
The ground floor has an enormous en
trance hall with a winding grand stair
case all lined with the most lovely Ivory
tinted marble, carved in pure classic de
sign. The marble was discovered by Mr.
Hull and comes from Maryland. The ceil
ings of these halls are of quartered oak
overlaid with goldleaf to show the grain.
The strangers' reception room Is of Cir
cassian walnut. Mr. Clark's private office
and library are of mahogany, carved and
decorated In empire style. The billiard and
smoking room Is wainscoted in English
oak, with a frlexe and elaborately carved
mantelpiece of Caen stone. The mantel
Is upheld by a pair of satyrs modelled by
Martini, and the domed celling Is of mo
saic The faience gallery, which occuDles
the middle of the block, running at right
angles with Fifth avenue and has an en
trance from the court at the rear in or
der that the general public may be ad
mitted to view Mr. Clark's art treasures
without passing through the house, Is built
or wnite Caen stone. The kitchens, ser
vants' dining room and other offices are In
the east wing, facing the court.
There are three entrances on the ground
floor, a private one to the main hall
through the smaller door on the Seventy.
seventh street side; one for carrtages
through a great gate In the arch undjr
the oval conservatory, and one to the court
through great bronze gates at the rear.
A carriage, on entering, stops "to discharge
U" "ccud" th middle of the house
at tne main nan aoor, passes on into the
court, past the marble fountains, and, turn
ing three sides of a square, passes out by
the big gates. Connecting with this In
terior driveway Is a large automobile stor
age room. An exquisite vista of marble
carving, grained stone ceilings and arches,
with the fountain at the end, is obtained
from the carriage entrance.
Ascending the grand marble staircase,
with Its statues In their niches and Its
paintings as a background, a long hall of
Maryland cremo marble la reached, with
panels of splendid old tapestries, under
ceilings of white Caen stone. This leads to
the grand salon, facing Fifth avenue. In
the Louis XVI style, all the woodwork
having been bought by Mr. Clark In an old
Frenoh palace and shipped to this country
on purpose for this room. The walls are
fray and old with gilded pilasters and
magnificently painted panels.
Woodwork from Mansions la France.
Adjoining this, and occupying the middle
of the Seventy-seventh street side. Is an
ellptlcal salon In Louis XV style, also gray
and gold, the woodwork for which is from
the Hotel Soubise, in Paris, and the celling
of which contains panels painted by Frago
nard. Behind this Is the morning room.
being furnished with four beautiful tapes
tries by Boucher, representing fire, earth.
air and water.
Under the tower Is a circular sculpture
hall, with a domed ceiling, all In the ivory
Maryland marble and supported on columns
of breche vlolette polished marble. The
conservatory Is elliptical, and Is of pink
Knoxville marble, its southern end, which
overhangs the carriage entrance, being of
bronse and glass. The dining room has a
high wainscot of English oak and an elabo
rately carved stone frieze, representing
hunting and sporting scenes, and Its celling
Is of English oak, gilded.
The principal art gallery has a wainscoat
of Istrian stone, and the walls will be cov
ered with material suitable aa a background
for paintings, while Its coved ceiling Is of
carved Caen stone. The music room has
a wainscoat of Istrian stone, and Its carved
oak celling la carried by twelve columns of
polished Clpolino marble from Switzerland.
There Is a secondary staircase, all of
Caea stone running to the top of the house.
The second and third floors contain bed
rooms, bath rooms, boudoirs and sitting
rooms. Their corridors are all of Caea
stone, with panels of colored marbles and
floors of marble tiles.
Ths library Is of Circassian walnut, with
panels containing mural paintings illustrat
ing the progress of the art of painting. Its
end goQUina tore splendid stained
glass windows brought by Senator Clark
from an old French chateau.
There are between twenty-fire and thirty
bath rooms, one to almost every bed room,
and all lined with marble and mosaic.
The main elevator Is fitted up like a large
sedan chair of the Louis XVI. period, and
Its Interior Is more like a dainty boudoir
than an elevator. Besides this there Is an
elaborate system of dumbwaiters connect
ing the kitchen and service rooms with all
Domestic Plans Changed.
Mr. Clark planned this house before he
had married his young ward, and Mrs.
Culver, his daughter, took a deep Interest
In It. an Interest she has almost lost since
her father's marriage. 8he Is fond of
amsteur theatrlcnls, so at her suggestion
a movable stage was built for the art gal
lery, with hydraulic motor, which made It
easy to raise the Mage complete with all its
scenery or to sink It entirely below the
floor. Since Mr. Clark's marriage he has
ordered that this be abolished, so all the
elaborate stage mechanism has been thrown
All the plumbing In the house Is of the
finest bronxe. There Is not another build
ing in America, and probably not In the
world, which has bronse plumbing.
There are two roof gardens, one at the
north side of the house on the Fifth ave
nue front, the other at the rear.
There is a perfectly equipped laundry on
the top floor.
As has been said, It has taken about
seven years to build this marvellous house
and It may take live years more. As many
as 1,000 men have been at work upon It at
once, but at the present writing there are
not more than 300 this owing to the parsi
monious policy Mr. Clark has adopted. The
workmen are on salary and consequently
they are in no hurry to get the Job finished.
A thousand men on piece work couid fin
ish the house In a year, but Mr. Clark will
not allow Mr. Hull to employ more than a
certain number at a time. The present
rate of progress makes one wonder whv
Mr. Clark is not In a greater hurry to live
in the mansion that has cost him so much
money and worry and that he hoped to fill
with the elite of New York society. New
Colors We F.at.
"I had a funny one thrown at me the
other day," remarked the mnn whose
hobby Is conun-lrums and puzzling ques
tions. "A kid nephew of mine asked me
what color It is that we never ent.
"I thought It over a good, long time be
fore I got the answer. The color Is blue.
nas it ever struck you, that among ihe
vnrtd foods we eat one mav find everv
color from red to violet, except blue? Even
black comes In for notice In truffles, caviar
and such. Candled violets ore of courso
of the proper hue, and we all eat the to
mnto, the orange, the green pepper, the
raspberry and an Infinite variety of thinits
variously hucd. Blueflsh Is blue In name
only, and the blueberries one gets In the
city are black. I can't remember eating
anything genuinely blue." New York Sun.
Mian ml erst and Ins.
"Why nre you here?" asked the parson,
who was visiting the Jail, addressing one of
"Because of a misunderstanding," ex
plained the ex-bookkeeper. "The boss said
it was time to begin taking stock, and after
I had taken about a cartload he had me ar
rested." Columbus Dispatch.
O. C. Barber, the "match king" of Akron,
O., will build In thnt city one of the most
beautiful churches in the 1'nited States. It
will be an exnet duplicate of the famous
Church of the Madeleine In Paris.
Pope Plus X hns sent the papal benedic
tion to the members of St. I.lborius' church
choir, St. Louis, In recognition of their con
sistent and sustained observance of the
regulations regarding church music.
Rev. William A. Shankltn of Reading, Ta..
who has been called to the presidency of
I'pper Iowa university, is a graduate of
Hamilton college and of the Garret Biblical
Institute. He has occupied pulpits at Spo
kane. Seattle and Dubuque.
Rubtisana, a full-blooded Kaffir, a savage
until his 18th year, is todiiy a poet, a pastor
and a patriot, a scholar who has mastered
English, Greek, Latin and Hebrew, and la
engaged In London In completing the first
authentic translation of the Christian Bible
Into his native tongue.
Leaders In the Catholic church in this
country are concerned over the Increasing
activity of Protestant bodies among Italians
In the great cities. Their concern has Just
been added to by the receipt from Rome of
orders to do all in their power to prevent
Italian immigrants from abandoning the
church of their nationality.
Aa a memorial to the late Jay Cooke, one
of the founders and rector's warden of St.
Paul's Protestant Episcopal church of Ash
bourne, Pa., a memorial hall will be built
there. The plans for the building, which
will cost $15,0il0, have been accepted. The
funds will be provided by Mr. Cooke's chil
dren. Rev. Francis A. Purcell, D. D., of Chi
cago, has been chosen the first rector and
president of the Cathedral college Just
founded by Archbishop Quigley as the pre
paratory Institution to tho ecclesiastical
seminary and university, which has been
decided upon by the archbishop for Chi
cago. Very Rev. Paul Matthews, who has been
chosen Protestant Episcopal bishop coad
jutor of the Milwaukee diocese. Is at pres
ent dean of the cathedral In Cincinnati, and
for a long time was rector of St. Luke's
church. He is a son of the late Stanley
Matthews, associate Justice of the supreme
court ot the I'nlted States.
Rev. Thomns J. Gillen. rector of St.
Mary's church, Pawtucket, R. I., has es
tabllHhed a school of domestic arts In
which the girls of his parish are fitted for
the practical duties of a house. It has
proven one of the most successful experi
ments ever made In a parish and the re
sults have been remarkably satisfactory.
Archbishop John J. Glennon, head of the
Catholic archdiocese of St. IaiuIs. who has
been abroad for two months, returned on
Tuesday, bringing with him plans for the
erection of a ll.OiiO.OOO cathedral. He visited
architects In Paris and Berlin for the pur
pose, and states that the proposed St. lunula
cathedral will be one of the most Imposing
in the country.
Rev. G. C. F. Bratenahl, rector of St. Al
ban's chapel, Washington, has returned
after spending the summer In Kurope study
ing cathedrals and examining tlie choir
school system, with the object of Introdu
cing it in America. Most of the cathedrals
support these schools, at which the choir
boys are given u good public sc hool educa
tion In consideration of their services as
A tale is told of a Kansas minister, a
great preclBlunist In the use of words,
whose exactness sometimes destroyed the
force of what he was saying. On one oc
casion, in the course of an eloquent prayer,
he pleaded: "O Lord! waken Thy cause in
the hearts of this congregation and give
them new eyes to see and new impulse to
do. Bend down Thy l-v-er or leever, accord,
lng to Webster's or Worcester's dictionary,
which ever Thou usest, and pry them into
South Australia, possesses an unusual ac
complishment. Before he became a bishop
he was the editor of one of the Australian
Catholic Journals. His compositors went
out on strike and in the emergency lie
helped In the mechanical department. By
the time the difficulty had been adjusted he
had pretty well mastered the art of type
setting and for the rest of his editorial
career he did not write his leading articles.
He Just went Into the composing room and
set them up.
An Innovation in Sundav school outings
was recently Introduced with good success
by s New York Sunday school. Hiiectul
trolley cars were chartered to carry the
party to the shore and each memlier was
tagged like an express package. Each tag
had a number of coupons attached. One
coupon was for ice cream, another for a
bathing suit, others for rides on the switch
back and merry-go-rounds, while the tag
Itself waa the ticket for the trip. The Bun
says the scheme worked besutlfully. No
children werelost snd none had to go with
out his share of the fun.
Rev. W. A. R. Goodwin, rector of Bruton
parish church, Williamsburg. Pa , the sec
ond oldest church in the I'nlted States and
the longest in continual use, is In receipt of
a letter from the archbishop of Canterbury
In which the latter states that King Edward
has consented to donate a Bible for lectern
use In Bruton parish. The holy book wil
be especially and appropriately hound and
prescribed. This royal mark of esteem is to
be given by the king In commemoration of
the th anniversary of the establishment
of Anglo-Saxon civilisation and the English
church on Virginia shores.
I The New Cloak Shop
0 I ll II 1 1 s now Pen an( to assist you in securing a vA 1
SWAGGER GARMENT OR SUIT iWU
I (J FOR. FALL AND WINTER. WEAR J II
I You can easily distinguish a garment purchased at III II
ill "BERGER'S" nil
u c,,t aQd beautiful lines. They give one a re- 1 1 ill III I f
fined and natty appearance, and when yon see the &JI I
l vr nobby garments worn this season on the I II II I m
a vV 8tm?t, make up your mind that they were II jj I a
v S.- Fredrick Bergerf
1517 FjjLfAfxm St. '
CONDITION OF OMAHA'S TRADE
Visitors HaTs Beta Pouring Into Local
KING AK-SAR-BEN BRINGS BUSINESS
More Activity Than at Any Time for
Years shoes Go Still Higher
Prices Are Quoted
Klnor Ak-Snr-Ren and his festivities have
been state-wide attractions the last week.
and hundreds of retailers have been in the
city, calling on the jobbing firms with
which they do business, in tne ary goous
houses the crowds of vlnltors has been
laTger thanever seen before, and most of
them did not go away without making
urchases. line or tne grocery men aio
e had not had so many visits in three
years. They came in to get acquainted
with the management, but finished by look
ing at the slock and making a purchase
of some line of goods new to them. In
other business also, they made their calls
and bought. The Jobler8 were agreed that
the testival week waa a very pronianie
week for them, both in Immediate sales
and in advertising.
Dry goods Jobbers say the attendance of
visitors at the offices during Ak-Sar-Ben
week has been greater than they have ever
known. Sales have Deen sinau, as me re
tailers' winter stocks have not yet . been
broken. Bales In the aggregate, however,
have been In excess of last year. The order
business has been Interfered with on ac
count of the absence of salesmen from
the road during the week. Jobbers say
that Omaha is fast becoming a leading
western market, and this was exemplilied
by the lovalty shown by the people of the
state during the last week. Cotton goods
continue strong and further advances are
threatened, although no quotable changes
have been made since a weea ago. v 01
lertions with the dry goods houses since
October 1 have been In excess of expecta
Shoes Still Golaar I p.
Shoes show a continued upward tendency.
Ical Jobbers have been compelled to ad
vame the prices 60 in the last week on
some lines of heavy goods. Nearly every
week there conies news or advances oy tne
manufacturers, caused by advances in tho
price of green and tanned leather. Omaha
shoe salesmen have been off the road the
laat week, owing to the fact that many of
the retailers have been in the city. They
will be out tins week with their spring
lines. Trade has been good during the
week, especially the house order business.
A slight decrease in the demand for
leather is f-II. as some shoe manufacturers
are nearlng the end of their present run.
At the same time other shoe men have
taken their Inventories and are now start
in on their spring run.
Coffee has been a little easier up to the
last two days. v but now the strength has
returned, owing to the fact that reliable
authorities have estimated the primary re
ceipts for October at 1.45t),0) bagB. If this
Is ho the crop is not larger than last year,
when' the yield was small. Sevens are
quoted at 8c, but Omaha people say they
are unable to get the yoods at that price.
Sugar Is Still unheiuea ami price ar
lower than a week ao. The point has
been reached where sugar beet refine! s
do not care to make furllier sales. Several
have withdrawn from the market. The
readjustment of railroad rates from the
south and east took place Saturday, and
this will have the effect of putting sugar on
a higher basis for the coming week, as the
Increase in rates will advance the price H
rents on 100 pounds. The demand still corn
tinues verv heavy, caused no doubt by the
fact that there have been nu killing frosts
and the housewives still have fruit fur
pickling and preserving. '
Cheese, owing to the continued warm
weather, resulting In excellent pasturage,
remains about the same In price. If thers
had leen heavy fronts early in September
in the cheese-making districts of Wls-on-sin
the make would have leen cut dnn
materially and prices would have ruled H
to 1 cent higher than now. The impression
Is that higher prices are to prevail.
Trade in syrup Is quiet, but prices are
well maintained. Stocks In dealers' hands
sre small. -1
TUers has beeu ug change in oatmeal
since last week. It Is firm at the recent
No Important change has taken place In
the canned goods line during the last week,
with the possible exception of sockeye
salmon, which in some hands has been ad
vanced 10 cents per dozen on all sixes.
Prices Quoted on Raisins.
' The California Raisin Growers' associa
tion has put out prices on the entire line
this week. The prices to a great majority
of the trade are unsatisfactory, they be
lieving that there is no good reason for the
extreme prices which nave been quoted.
What the outcome of the matter will be Is
Impossible to predict. One thing is abso
lutely sure and that Is that the prices
have been been made so high as to cause
the Jobber to lose interest In the goods on
the basis of present quotations. There is
no change to report In peaches, apricots
or prunes except that on the latter article
market is a little more even than it has
been. There is no reason for any lower
prices on either apricots, peaches or prunes,
as the amount of stock available is exceed
ingly small compared with the annual re
quirements of the trade.
There Is a more active demand for salt
mackerel. Norway and Irish mackerel are
a little firmer and are moving very freely.
Cape Bhore mackerel are eHsy, but bloaters
are firm at full figures. There is a good,
steady movement In domestic herring and
prices are firm. Large Scotch fulls are a
shade higher on both barrels and halves.
In spite of the fact that the picnic sea
son Is over, the demand continues for
fancy goods. Olives are in strong request
and the best grade of the goods In glass
Is very scarce. Sardines, shrimps ana all
sea foods are having large sale.
Situation In Hardware.
The closing week of September witnesses
a most satisfactory condition of business,
as the favorable elements in the situation
continue without Interruption, The ad
vance of the season is naturally bringing
with It an increasing volume of trade and
manufacturers Jobbers and retailers are
as a rule well occupied with the demands
made upon them by their customers. Many
manufacturers, indeed, report that the or
ders placed with them during the last two
months are sufficient to tax their capacity
and prevent them from making prompt
shipment of current nrders. The Indica
tions thus point to a large volume of busi
ness and in many lines to more or less diffi
culty in obtaining goods. I'nder these cir
cumstances the Jobliers who have pur
chased freely and have entered the season
with ample stocks will enjoy an advantage
in the market. In the matter of price the
market is decidedly firm. Itecent advances
In wire and wire products and other heavy
goods are being firmly maintained and are
being followed by other advances In various
ARCHIVES OF CONFEDERACY
Important Relics of the Civil War
Purchased or Captured by the
In a fireproof vault, opening from a small
room on the third floor of the Treasury de
partment In Washington, are the manu
script archives which set forth the diplo
matic efforts of the confederacy to secure
recognition as a member of the fumily of
nations, to obtain means to establish an
army and navy and to bring about foreign
Washington contains other little known
but Important relics of the confederacy.
Among the most important 'are the "Pick
ett Papers." When the most Important of
the confederate archives were removed
from Richmond the diplomatic correspond
ence was hidden in a barn in Virginia,
letter the papers were brought in four
trunks from Richmond to Washington by
Colonel John T. Pickett, their custodian.
Failing In his efforts to dispose of them, lie
took them to Canud.i, and there, in lTS,
they were purchased for the use of the
United States. Congress appropriated 175.
000 in payment and they were brought to
Washington. They remained In their orig
inal trunks until a short time ago, when
they were transferred to specially con
structed chests of polished pine.
In another snmll dark room In ths treas
ury building stand seven large packing;
boxes filled with confederate money, a por
tion of which was captured from southern
banks and' from confederate soldiers, and
which was forwarded through the War de
partment to the treasury. The larger share
of It was collected by treasury agents who
conducted the cotton business of the United
States in 18t4 and succeeding years. Every
variety of confederate note or bill may be
found In these boxes. '
Among the confederate archives there is
a scrapbook containing a lithograph copy
of the letter written by Pope Plus IX to
Jefferson Davis, replying to Davis' letter
thanking ths pope for his 1 open, letter to
the archblrnop of New York and New Or
leans, urg ng them to endeavor to restore
peace. Tl Is Is about the only one of the
relics of he .collection which visitors sre
permitted to Inspect. Jacksonville (Fls,)
"Mercy, but I've made an awful blunder."
"What 1 I T"
"Why, I'vt Just discovered that our
Swede cook Is really a Norwegian."
"Well?" , .
"Well, before I found out my mlatake f
had told her that Norway waa alt wrong
In leaving Sweden. Do you hear the noise
upstairs? That's she and she's packing
up." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Kansas Man Elected,
CINCINNATI, Oct. 7.-At t'.ie end of an
all-night session of the United States rail
way Mall Service association, during which
Ueiirge A. Wood, secretary and treasurer
of the association, was vindicated of
charges of extravagance, officers were
elected and the convention adjourned. D.
K. Barnes of Wichita, Kan., was chosen
The Horse Show
will be the next big
attraction in Omaha,
and you will need a
new pair of our dreaay
to complete your cos
tume. $3.50 and $2.50
for the beat ehoefe
money can buy.
SPECIAL We carry a com.
plete line of Dr. Red's
Cushion Sole Shoes.
REGENT SHOE CO.
204 South 15th Street.
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