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OMAHA,. -SUNDAY'. MORNING, NOVEMBER 12, 1903.
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NUT ENOUGH TIE RODS USED
Vtriiot of Cronr' Jury Dtath f
Lumpkii and UoNaman.
HAYDENS ARE EXONERATED OF BLAME
Action of Coanell In Graallx Permit
CrltlcUcd and Thoroah Btuu.
tnatlon of Balldliwr Keooui.
mended by the Jury.
After dellberatlag three hours and a
nuartrr Wie coroner s Jury in the Hayden
Rros." building Inquest returned the , fol- '
We, the Jurors, do say that Alva Lumpkin
and James McNamara came to their deaths
at the Hayden Bros.' building, on Douglas
street, between tilxteentn and Seventeenth
streets, between the hours of 10 and 11
a. m., Novmber 8. IS06. We are led to be
lieve that the accident causing the deaths
: u. a.lum " Mcftr" w"
connecting me beams of a section hnldinir
the cement floor, the breaking of the rod
allowing the beams to expand sufficiently
io muse me nour section u tail tnrougn.
We further find from the evidence and
believe that had more tie-rods been used
aid floor would not have fallen. We at
tach no blame to Hayden Bros., directly
or indirectly,, and believe that auid Hayden
Urns, wanted a good, S'lbstantinl building.
We further suggest that said building
should be thoroughly examined by compe
tent parties to satisfy all concerned.
We further believe the city council was
hasty In granting a permit for said build
ing without a more thorough Investigation.
This Is signed by W. 8. Adams, foreman,
17 North Twenty-first street; C. B. Lov.
Joy, 2225 Seward street; A. R. Tooser, BIO
North Sixteenth street; A. B. Edwards.
SOS Cuming street; U. C. Harty, 115 Six
teenth street; FVank A. Puray, VOl Seward
Het Result of Inqnlry.
After listening for two half days and alt
of Saturday to Intricate and technical tes
timony regarding building construction.
the coroner's Jury in the Hayden building
Inquest retired at 6:16 yesterday afternoon
and deliberated over ' three hours before
arriving at the above verdict.
The Inquisition brought out the fact that
the breaking of a three-quarter Inch tie
rod allowed the floor to fall. Just what
caused the breaking of the tie-rod was not
brought out further, than that a dark spot
was noticed In the break of the red, this
spot, the contractors ' maintained, being
t'SUied in the manufacture of the rod. On
the stand Superintendent Collins of the
fire-pronfing work declared only a chemi
cal test of the rod would reveal the nature
of the flaw. The tensile strength of -the
rod Itself was established by an .amlna
tlon made at the Vnlon Pacific shops.
Contentions nt tho lnqnest.
City Building Inspector Wlthnell coo
tends the general construction of the build
ing was not what it should be for a retail
store, although ha admits he is not alto
gether familiar with the Rapp system of
Oreproofing. Some of Mr. Wllhnell's con
tentions were: The arches, which are six
ken feet and two inches, are too long; he
took exceptions to the durability of the cln
ger concrete used In the flreprooflng; he
maintained there are not enough tie-rods
used, and that the columns and beams are
lot set true. He also alleged the city couu
41 passed the resolution ordsring that the
ulldlng permit be issued brfure he had
line to consult experts regarding the plans
tnd specifications of the building. He fur
lir dxiid he has had bo animus at all
D Uie matter and has bee trying to. per-
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form hla duty throughout the entire pro
ceedinga. The bulldnra testified that the Rapp sys
tem of flreprooflng. used by the Roebllng
Construction compuny of Clilcago, is of the
highest order of work; that the Roebllng
company is one of the most 'reliable Arms
in the country and expert, in its line of
work; that the material being UBed In the
Hayden building is of the very best grade
that can.be obtained; that the Roebllng
company has erec 'd buildings as high as
twenty-two stories with tho Rapp system
of flreprooflng, and'has built arches as wide
as twenty-five feet with the Rapp system
and has erected large buildings with that
system in many of the largest cities in
the country. Superintendent Collins quoted
authorities regarding th durability of cin-
jer concrete. Every little detail In connec-
inn with h erertlon of the Havden build-
ing was threshed over in the most ln-
iBvestlttatton by Coanell.
That portion of the coroner's Jury verdict
referring to the thorough investigation of
the building by competent parties Is In line
with Mr. Wlthnell s statement of Saturduy
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demand of the city council thai it near tne
evidence of experts regarding the con
struction of the building.
Most of the testimony Saturday afternoon
related to the old restraining orders which
involved the Brandels, Haydens and the
building Inspector, Attorney C. J. Smyth
seeking to show by the testimony that Mr.
Wlthnell has not been actuated by im
qeorge J. S. Collins, engineer in charge
of the fire-proofing, was on the stand for
some time on behalf of the Rapp . system
Connell to Take a Hand.
Saturday morning City Building Inspector
Wlthnell stated the coroner's inquest into
the Hayden building accident is but the
preliminary to a further Investigation to
be taken up by the city council soon. In
hi 'official capacity as building inspector
Mr. Wlthnell, at the regular council meet
ing next Tuesilay evening, will hand that
body a communication demanding that the
council alt as a court of inquiry and listen
to expert testimony regarding the construc
tion of the Hayden building and the causes
which led up to the fatal accident of last
Monday morning. Mr. Wlthnell will be
represented by the city attorney.
Saturday morning's seaslun of the inquest
was taken up by the testimony of Herman
Ellson, formerly a structural Iron worker
on the building, and an Investigation at
the building of the statements made by
Mr. Ellson. The coroner. Jury, contractors,
William Hayden and others xpent nearly
an hour and a half at the building, ad
journing there at 12 o'clock to convene
again at 1 o'clock at the coroner's office
and listen to evidence regarding the In
vestigation made at tne building.
Mr. EJHon contended on the stand that
the columns at the building were out of
plumb and the beams not Uned up, and
took general exceptions to the iron and
steel work en the building. Upon being
pressed by the lawyers and others for
ipecinc instances of the alleged defects
Mr. Ellson offered to take the Jury to the
building and point out the irregularities
Points Ont gome Defects.
At the building Mr. Ellson showed a few
Irregularities, such as the contractors ex
plained might occur In the construction of
any building and which, are contingencies
hat arise from time to time. At too build
Ing the columns were lined upon the second
, door and svo.e were found to bo an Inch or
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ONE OF THE MOST
BREWING EQUIPMENT-INSTALLED IN OUR PLANT FEBRUARY, 1905.
CARRIES THE DEER DIRECT FROM THE HERMETICALLY SEALED VATS
IN THE STORAGE CELLARS TO THE AUTOMATIC BOTTLING MACHINE.
WHAT IT MtANS IN IMPROVING THE
FLAVOR, QUALITY and HEALTHFULNESS
Beer is an EFFERVESCENT product and one THAT IS VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO TAINT, therefore one of the
paramount requirements in aging and preparing it for market is to PREVENT ITS COMING IN CONTACT WITH
THE OUTSIDE AIR in any way. THE OBJECT OF THIS IS TWO FOLD: It absolutely prohibits the entrance of
germ life, the presence of which causes beer to lose its FLAVOR and HEALTHFUL qualities (or in other words be
come tainted) and it also prevents the escape of the NATURAL CARBONIC GAS, without which the VIM, SPARKLE
and REFRESHING FEATURE of the beer is gone.
We use hermetically sealed vats in aging our beer we filter every drop of it. We discarded the old system of
filling the beer first into barrels and then from barrels into bottles and installed the pipe line which carries the beer
direct from the hermetically sealed aging vats to: the automatic bottling machine and WE ARE THE ONLY BREW
ERS IN THE WEST USING THIS MODERN EQUIPMENT.
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THAT IS NOT ALL We use nothing. but the finest ingredients in making our
beertBARLEY MALT IMPORTED BOHEMIAN HOPS-ARTESIAN WATER.
Our Brewery la a Model of Cleanliness and Modern Construction.
STORZ BREWING CQ,
thereabouts out of plumb, not an unusual
occurrence, it is stated by Duiming men.
Mr. William Hayden said:
"I am realty surprised the columns ars
as true as they are." To Mr. ' Ellson Mr.
Hayden remarked: ,
"You were quite emphatic In addressing
the coroner's Jury, and now that you are
at the building I want you to point any
defects you think exist. It is to my in
terest to have- this building erected right,
a..d I want to know If it Isn't being built
according to plans and specifications."
Mr. Ellson will be placed on the stand
again and closely questioned.
What Wlthnell Thinks. .
At the building Mr. Wlthnell, the build
ing inspector, stated:
"I do not think the manner In which
those columns were lined up was a fair
test. I believe that if the center of the
building was located at both ends some of .
the beams would measure up from four to I
five inches out of alignment." I
Ellson testified he worked on the building
on two occasions, did not quit because of
any fear of life or limb, but because he
"did not like the building." He also, said
he had not consulted any one regarding the '
nature of the testimony be was going to
give before the coroner's Jury. Although I
he maintained he had put in eighteen years J
as a structural iron worker, he stated,
upon being questioned, he did not know of
the standing of the Cambria, Steel company,
from which firm the steel for the building
At the building the coroner's Jury viewed
a test of the concrete arches, the contract
ors having placed 267 pounds to the square
foot on one of the "bays," "without allow
ing any of the load to rest on the I-beams.
CHILD TURNS ON HER MOTHER
Mnch-Acensed Woman good, for Di
vorce nnd later Arrest Seems
to Be Friendless.
"You are a bad woman. I don't want to
have anything to do with you. I'll kill my
self rather than live with you. You knovt
well enough I caught you in a bad act."
This was the way 12-year-old Iola Fergu
son addressed her mother,- Mrs. Kate L.
Scherens at the police station Saturday
afternoon. The woman had Just been ar
rested on the comp'alnt of her alienated
husband, William Scherens, charged with
disturbing the peace at his home, tut) Pine
street. Some time ago he filed a suit for
divorce, charging the woman with adultery.
He also made a criminal complaint and she
is now out under lluu ball. He asserts that
it is the woman's intention to get posses
sion of Iola and send her out of the city so
she cannot appear as a witness against her
mother. The child claims to have found
her mother under compromising conditions.
Iola was 2 years old when Scherens mar
ried her mother. Last July fccherens left
his wife and was gone six months on a
trip to Europe, he says. Since his return
he gained possession of the girl and haa
lived apart from his wife.
Scherens is a laborer, but owns his prop
erty at Q6 Pine street. Iola clapped her
bands when the police decided to hold the
woman. The latter took the accusations of
husband and daughter stolidly. She said
she had merely gone to the house to get
some of her clothing.
"I'll land you in the penitentiary yet," re
marked her husband during an animated
Resd Bennett's extraordinary soaps In
high grade crockery offered oa pages six
and aeveo, ftahloa section.
IMPORTANT OF MODERN
w.v n-r i n i w.i
DRINK DEER, DRINK
Condition ofomaha's trade
Heavy EitiBtii in All Lines BeporUa
' for Week.
SPRING ORDERS FOR SriOCS AND DRY GOODS
Main' Feature in Groceries is Ad.
vanoo In Salt Fish Strength In
Blenched Goods Commands
Attention of Jobbers.
Perhaps the main mature of the Krocerv
trade lor. the week is tne advance in salt
hsa, - wlilcn already cummanued a high
price.' In dry goods tne streuctn in
bleached goous commands the attention of
tne Jobbers. '. In snuea and hardware no
changes nave taken place. Business In all
lines is heavy and the spring ueiuand for
dry goods and snoes is more than satis
factory. Tne Jobbers report good collec
tions. -r-rices on sugar are a trifle lower than
last week. The market on refined in the
east haa been duil, buyers holding off to
seo If materially lower pries will not come.
Bo far tney have been disappointed, except
for the recent slight decline. Omaha houses
are doing a satisfactory business.
Syrups and moiasbes are nrm. Spot
stocks are low at tne leading markets.
Early in the week there was a small ad
vance. Cneese Is ruling strong. High prices are
being paid In the north and weat and stocks
in tne east are concentrated in strong
hands. Exporters are unable to pay the
asking prices for desirable grades and
show no interest in the situation. "
I Tho Cwuee Trade,
i The coffee market lias steadied now, but
no advances have been quoteu. The peopie
who were anxious to sull have un.oaded
and the eeaa noiuera are no longer a lacior
In tne situation. Sevens are quoted at
c to Umaua Jobbers, but It Is very uard
to gel any at tuat price.
Wi.ieii t Uiv ui New York say of
coffee: "It is paradoxical that the Cheap
est market in the World U nere In New
York, in a season where the necessities of
the ti-nde (or supplies are so great, when
consumption has already gone tar anead of
production, where tne actual supplies are
held iu strong hands and tne meicnanuise
tor legitimate investment purposes Is belter
vaiue man many oilier niai-viass staples,
tlowever, white the depression lasts the
tfood position is still gaining stiengtn. Tne
current crop is small and tue world s sup
plies are bound to decrease. Braxll has
sold nearly all the receipts of the crop so
far. In the first four months, at the height
of the movement, Braill sent down more
than half of the current crop, 6. ,a)),uou bags,
and In the same time Europe and the
states have taken from their own seaports
about 6,3ju,jut bags, and vet the Interior
of both countries stands In need of sup
plies to the tune of about l.&ou.ow bags
each month. From all that is known about
the liraul plantations and poor conditions
of the trees, it Is nut a question how big
the next crop will be, but rather how small
it may be. A great deal depends upon the
weather and current reports are not favor
able." Tea' has' advanced fully 10 per cent since
- May.. It ia pretty well cleaned up in some
of the, markets.
Ula a Prices for Fish.
Family white fish have advanced nearly Uks
per halt barrel In the last wee. The out
look, considering the small catch to date, is
for higher prices. Red Alaska salmon in
barrels are very scarce and the packers are
filling only about u per cent of their con
tracts. Prices are hUh. and before another
catch can be marketed the Ash will be li to
U bigher yet per barrel, say the Jobbers.
Holland herring Is firm at present quota
tions, the catch to date being more than
Suo.ou) barrels short of last year at the
same time. Practically no Norway KKK
herring are being offered. The catch
which haa been landed In hls country
to date is of different quality. The
catch of Scotch was almost an entire
failure. American mackerel are scarce and
prices are being held at the advance which
recently took place. The Grand Bank catch
of codfish this year Is 13.0u0.00i) barrels, as
compared with 15.uoa,0lu barrels In 1(M. The
catch of haddock, bake and pollock shows
an Increase, but on accvuut of the growing
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demand, there has been no decline In prices.
It Is predicted that Ginnd Bank fish will
be H to fcc higher befoie the season is
Cereals are very strong and the millers
are predicting high prices In the near
future. The demand Is particularly heavy
for package goods of all sizes.
The prospect for olives for next season,
both in bulk and glass. Is serious. The
average crop from which the I'nited States
draws Its supplies is iu.lAO puncheons, but
the crop luxt spring was only about 2,000
puncheons. There has already been an ad
vunce of 25c a gallon from the lo.. point
and Jobbers cannot prophecy where the ud
vance will end. It will be but a short
time until a 10c bottle of olives will be a
thing of the past.
Situation in Canned Goods.
ConBlderabe Interest has been manifested
In canned corn, and the market Is In no
ticeably better shape. No ridiculous of
fers by packers have been made; In fact.
mere is not anything like the pressure to
sell that was noticed ten days to two
rhlek,f,?.ertl1"!f.,,OW,',"t'" ,,at I
the consumption of this article is going ,
to be enormous, and it will be really sur-
prising If the market does not Improve I
from this time on. No change is reported '
In tomatoes, which, with the exception of
gallons, are cleaned up frwm every source. J
Gallon apples have seen a further advance, i
bb has also gallon pumpkin: all gallon small
fruits, and almost every line of California .
gallon pie fruit. The salmon market Is , v" ""' "uui.ib scnooi
said to be In good shape, with not a weak a San Francisco, Instead of Norfolk, Va.
spot noticeable. Lieutenant Commander Signer, In charge
Almost without exception the sardine . nf nav-i rArl,m. m,attnn j
packers have closed down and no more 1 0f, " naval recruiting station, has de
sardines will be packed until next May. - elded to establish a naval recruiting sta
There are, however, abundant supplies to tlon. supplementary to the Omaha office at
aooroorTna'rla.1' 0uth - ew sub-stut.on will
vsnce for some little time. Taken as a opened next week and will be supplied
whole, there is hardly a weak spot Iu the with naval literature, pictures and maps,
entire canned goods line, and I the demand , t0 Bhow the njiurements of the nava. ,erv.
in .uiiiriiiiiig ruui iuuuo to. imp dwuvii V.
riiere Is very little change to report In
drled fruits, with the exception of a fur- n8hed at the larger towns throughout Ne
ther advance In currants, and a still fur- i , , , . , ... ' ,
ther advance In raspberries. While prunes braska during the winter, with the hope of
showed a little weakness two weeks ago. stimulating an interest In naval matters
the market Is firming up, and it looks an
at present prices and the market might
be advanced considerably In the near fu
ture. The oiitaldcrs still seem to control the
raisin situation, in spite of the fact that
the association claims that Its capacity
will be overtaxed and it will be unable
to make deliveries according to contract.
While some of the shipments of Cali
fornia walnuts have been made to the east.
no deliveries of California goods have et
been mudo on the Mixsouri river. Unfav
orable drying weather has seriously Inter
fered with the shipments, and It now looks
as if it would t Impossible to supply the
retail trade with nuts in time (or Ttranks
A very active market In rloe prevails,
with 'advances on both Head and Japan
rices. The southern operators predict still
further advance In the market.
Strength in Bleached Goods.
I'nusuai strength has developed in the
market on bleached goods In the last few
days. Hopes, lonsdales, fruits and othei
leading brands have been advanced Vc
This is due partly to tiie strong cotton
market, but mainly to the condition as to
stocks on hand. There has been a big de
mand tor plain cloths by printers and con
verters and the Jobbers have been liberal
buyers. Ofnghams and staple prints re
main at the old prices and well Informed
buyers are suppllng their wants for the
early spring trade. The trade with local
Jobbers, both order business and the house
trade, has been very satisfactory. Retail
ers throughout the country report excel
lent business Many lines of underwear,
blankets and don. eta are In short supply
and advances are being asked by the manu
facturers. Omaha shoe Jobbers are filling the last
of their winter orders. Their salesmen are
very busy and are seouring. a big spring
trade. Prices on shoes have not been
advanced In the last week, but leather
si ill holds very strong. The general im
pression Is that shoes will have to be ad
vanced considerably before spring. It lM
been the case all summer and (all, when
ever a Jobber sent an ordsr. It was likely
he would receive news the price had been
advanced while his order was on the way.
Wrecking nnd Urndlnc Jobs.
The wrecking ef the old Dewey ware
house, on the site where the new I'srlin,
Our beers win honors when
competing with the renowned
beers of the world, and when
fudged by the most critical ex
perts. We have won highest
award at Lincoln, 1S93; high
est award and gold medal at
Tra ns-Mississ ipp i Ex posit ion,
Omaha, 1S9S; highest award
and gold medal at Lewis and
Clark Centennial Exposition,
Fortland, Oregon, 1905.
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Orendorff &. Martin building will be
erected, haa been given to Chris Jensen.
Mr. Jensen has bouKht the material In the
building. He. will benln to tear it down at
once. The contract for the excavation for
the Parlln, Orendorff & Martin building
has been awarded to the F. C. Jackson
Grading company. Several days itgo the
contract for driving the piling was let.
THREE RECRUITS FOR THE NAVY
Two Coal Passers Are Sent Sonth. and
One Apprentice nenmnn to
Three applicants have been accepted and
formally enlisted during the week by the
lecal naval recruiting depot. They are:
Burt Large of St. Joseph, Mo., Robert
Ryan of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Cecil
Melton of St. Louis. The first named Is
enlisted as an apprentice seaman, and the
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two ,a8t named coal passers. The two
latter were sent to the Norfolk navy yard
training school, Norfolk, Va., Saturday
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oe seni io me naval
training school at San Francisco. After
this week all naval recruits from Omaha
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I Sub-stations will be temporarily estab-
and gathering In recruits.
LEE HANDS CATHERS A TALK
City Permit Inspector Insists that
Kervona Watchdog of Trensnry
Representative Mike Lee, one of the twn
city Inspectors of permits, when askeC
what he had to say about the demand of
John T. Cathers that the permit Inspectors
should be discharged In the Interest of
economy, said: "Cathers Is like most of
the bogus watchdogs of the treasury. He
Is barking up the wrong tree. The city of
Omaha issued 800 permits to plumbers and
franchlsed corporations to make cutg In
the streets and alleys of Omaha In the
month of October. These permits represent
from 600 to 900 cuts, as there are generally
two or three cuts to each permit, and some
times as many as twenty.
"The receipts from the permits amounted
to nearly twice as much as the salaries of
the two Inspectors, and yet neither of
them haa got a dollar from the city Iu inore
than two months.
"It would be a great accommodation to
the plumbers and franchlsed corporations
if they could cut up the streets and put
In any kind of pipes they wanted and have
no one to look after them. Perhaps John
has been retained by those parties.
Coal Contracts by Connty.
At its meeting Saturday morning the
Board of County Commlasionera awarded
twe contracts tor supplying the county
with coal for the ensuing year. To the
Central Coal and Coke company was
awarded the contract for supplying all the
coal needed at the county hospital; and to
the Victor White Ceai company went the
contract lor lurnismng tne necessary coal
(er the court nouse. jau ana rer tne Indl
sent noor. The figures St which the con
tracts weie awarded are about tho same as
BOARD WILL BOSS THE FUNDS
Gouty CetiBiuioDers Prtpoie to Look
After Fnblio Expenditures.
RUMOR CIRCULATED AT COURT HOUSE
Clash May Come When Newly Elected
Officers Start In to Pay
. Their Depntiea nnd
Rumors have begun to float about that
when the Board of County Commissioners
has perfected a reorganisation In January,
It will be . found the commissioners are to
be In reality bosses of the Job of expending
the county funds.
It has been tacitly understood for the
last few days the newly elected county
officers, or some of them, have gone ahead
In the matter of selecting their assistants
on the theory that they will be allowed
to have the same number of men heretofore
on the pay roll.
While the members at present serving ea
the county board and the two who are to
begin service In January have not spoken
for publication, It has leaked 'out that
statements made during the recent cam
paign are to be lived up to, in the matter
of tightening up on county business and
conducting It In acordance with the rules
that a commercial organisation would fol-'
low, so far as possible.
All Commissioners In line.
Messrs. Vre and Solomon, the recently '
chosen commissioners, have been outspoken
on this line all . through the campaign.
Commissioners Kennard, Trainor and Brua.
Ing have let It be understood they believe
In the same principle of administering publlo
office,- so far aa the commissioners can
contiol the matter. Hence arises tho well
defined suspicion that if the county officers
who begin their terms In January go ahead
with the making of their appointments
without consulting the commissioners there
Is liable to be some lively backing up
Commissioners who hare been spoken to
refuse to express themselves as yet, but
from their manner It can be readily judged
the reform bug la at work and there are
going to be some surprises In county admini
stration shortly after the beginning of the
Best Treatment for Colds.
"Most ordinary colds will yield to the
simplest treatment," says the Chicago
Tribune, "moderate laxatives, bet foot
baths, a free perspiration and an avoidance
of exposure to cold and wet after treat
ment" While this treatment Is simple. It
requires considerable trouble, and the one
adopting It must remain Indoors for a dsy
or two, or a fresh cold la almost euro to
be contracted, and In many Instances
pneumonia follows. Is It not better to
pla your faith to an old reliable prepara
tion tike Chamberlain's Cough Remedy,
that Is fssaeus for its cures of colds and
can always be depended uponf Then no
unusual precaution Is Dooeeeary to avoid
contracting a fresh cold. It also coun
teracts any tendency of a cold to result
The Bennett company has a flork of
charming German Harts mountain canaries
for sale, enough of them to make life in
Omaha "one grand sweet so tig." See ad on
pages six and seven, fashion cotton.
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