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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1005.
DELAY IN MAKING AWARDS
Considerable Time Required to Tssulats
the Marking tf Judges.
COMMISSIONER LAW IS TO BE TESTED
Oil Inspector's Office Shorn nig ftaln
In ff and Also la Set Amoaat
TrMl Into be Stale
(From a Btaft Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Lec. (Special.) Deputy
Btate Superintendent K. C. Bls.iop, the
manager of the corn and cooking contests,
announces thla afternoon that the names of
the winners In the contests probably can
not be announced until Monday because of
the labor Involved in tabulating the scor
ings. Then the names of the successful
exhibitors In the corn growing and the
conking contests will be made public.
The announcement of the names will not,
however, settle the distribution of the tl.OOo
worth of awards In the corn growing con
tent. Mr. Bishop states that before the
prizes are allotted the exhibitors who have
been successful must produce affidavits of
parents or guardians to the effect thit the
corn exhibited Is the bona fide production
from the seed distributed by tli? State
farm through the state superintendent's
A story was In circulation today that one
of the boys whose corn graded close to
the top of the list had secured his exhibits
from ons of his father's fields. Mr. Uishop
has heard the story, but he refused to
state whether or not It is true. At the
department, employes said that the demand
that the exhibitors bring proof that their
exhibits came from the seed sent nut to
competitors Is perfectly natural and does
not Indicate that any of the contestants
Is suspected of trying to land a valuable
prise through underhanded means.
Ml. Bishop said that any list of prize
winners which has been published Is with
out authority of the officials and Is likely
to be wrong from the fact that the scorings
are Involved. Any statement, he said, could !
not have come from those who have charge
of the marking, since the officials them
selves do not know what the tabulations
and summaries will show.
To Test Commissioner Law.
It Is stated that County Commissioner
Newton will refuse to surrender his
office to Robert Picket, the republican who
was elected at the recent election. Picket
will probably Institute proceedings and the
question as to the validity of the act of
the last legislature extending the terms of
county commissioner and providing for
their election In even numbered years, will
be taken to the supreme court. Newton
expresses his belief that he might be liable
on his official bond should he surrender
the office, and the new law afterwards
trove to be valid. It Is stated that a num
ber of other counties are affected In a
similar manner. Mr. Plckel has retained
counsel but 1. unable to do anything until
the first of the year. It has been Intimated
that until the court has held the act In
valid, whether It Is palpably defective or
not, the present Incumbents of the office
are entitled to hold on.
Governor Mickey announced yesterday
afternoon that he had decided to commute
the sentence of Mr. Blair, the York county
farmer who is serving a three years' term
in the penitentiary. Blair was convicted
of a statutory crime against a young girl.
The commutation has not yet been made
our, but It Is probable that Blair will be
set free. In February.--
To Debate with . Wisconsin.
The announcement was made at the uni
versity yesterday that the debate between
the universities of Nebraska and Wisconsin,
which was agreed upon several weeks ago,
will be held at Madison some time next
spring. The return debate will be held In
Lincoln the following year, according to
the contract between the debating boards
of the two schools. The exact date of the
debate next spring will be determined
soon, as well as the subject for argument.
Blnce the announcement that no debate
will be held with Iowa this year, consider
able speculation has been Indulged In by
the students as to what Institution will fill
the open date. The local board has usually
been In receipt of numerous Invitations for
debates from various western Institutions,
and no difficulty Is anticipated In securing
a new opponent for the second contest.
Hew Dank at New Town.
The Lashara State bank of the town of
lAshara, Saunders county, has received a
charter from the State Banking board. The
paid up capital stock is $5,000. The In
corporators are: F. McOlverln, J. T. Con
rad, A. O. Chris te risen, John Foster, O.
!W. Feuersteln and J. W. Feuerstein.
Too Mack lm.tr tor Jones.
State Senator Jones of Otoe county, the
father of the new statute making It unlaw
ful to kill squirrels at any season of the
aear, has reported to Game Commissioner
Carter that he Is a veritable storm center
among his constituents, who are indignant
ver their Inability to secure their accus
tomed sport. He has written a letter to
the state official In which he states that
the woods are full of squirrels and the
rodents have even become a nuisance, and
the blame Is all laid on the Otoe county
representative in the upper house.
Game Commissioner Carter explained
Jones Is not entirely to blame for the' lack
of squirrel pie. In Otoe county. He intro
duced a bill providing for the protection of
Squirrels, except from September 1 to De
Then tell him about Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral. Tell him how it cured your
hard cough. Tell him why you always
keep it on hand Tell him to ask his
doctor about it. Doctors' know it.
They use it a great deal for all forms
of throat and lung troubles.
We have no secrets We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
lad 7 O. Ara Co., LewsU, bum.
ATSR'S aunt YIOOK-ror the hair. ATER'S PILLS For eeaatlpatioa.
ATSB'a BARSAf ARU.LA For Us bloat. ATIS'8 AGDI CURS For malaria aal arat.
eember 1. The bill was referred to a com
mittee, of which Senator Wall was a
member. There had been some parlia
mentary friction between Jones and the
Sherman county senator and the latter at
tached an amendment to the bill making
It Illegal to kill squirrels at any season of
the year and In that form the measure
went before the senate and was passed.
Rlsj fialn In Oil Inspection Pees.
The annual report of E. A. Church, chief
oil Inspector, filed with the governor,
shows that for the fiscal year ending No
vember Jo he had paid more money Into the
state treasury than any previous incum
bent of the office. During the year the re
ceipts of the department were 121,116, while,-
the expenditures were 111,091.68. leaving a
net balance of $10.02.1.31 to be covered Into
the state treasury. This Is an average of
1S32.27 a month, or nearly $2fl0 a month
more than any other chief Inspector has
reported. A comparative statement of the
average per month, back to the time
J. H. Kdmlsten was chief Inspector under
the populist administration. Is as follows:
J. H. Edmlsten. $192.71; J. N. Oaffln. $235.93;
E. R. Sizer. $Ti341; J. E. Hays. $561.34; E.
A. Church, $S06.27.
State Teachers' Meeting.
The coming session of the State Teach
ers' association, which Is to be held In
Lincoln December 27, 28 and 29, is attract
ing unusual attention. The Intense Inter
est evinced even at this early date is due
largely to the excellent program that has
been prepared by the executive committee.
Seldom, If ever, has the program been
equal to the one that will be provided for
the teachers this year.
High School formal Training.
Today the subcommittee of the Superin
tendents' and Principals' association met at
the office of State Superintendent McBrien
and formulated rules and regulations under
which high" schools of the state will be ap
proved by the state superintendent as nor
mal training Institutions for teachers. Un
der this plan every accredited high school
meeting with the requirements will be In
effect a teachers' training college, whose
graduates will be accorded the same treat
ment as that given those who have been
trained in the normal schools under the pro
visions of the certification law, and the de-
mand for trained teachers created by the
now enactment can be more readily sup
plied. It has been recognized for some time
that It would be desirable to allow the
larger high schools to carry on the normal
training work, since many graduates of
those Institutions step Immediately Into the
teaching profession. Under the proposed
plan when they leave school on graduation
they will have had effective training. The
body which assembled today Is a subcom
mittee of a committee named by the asso
ciation recently to report on the problem
of normal training In high schools.
SHERIFF GETS SAME MAJf TWICE
Robber Suspect Is Released ud
Chased and Rearrested.
LOUP CITY, Neb., Deo. 16. (Special Tele
gramsYesterday about noon. Sheriff Wil
liams received word by telephone to arrest
and hold a man supposed to have robbed
Plpa8antown Thudav nlgnt. Btartlnjf
south, he met his man coming Into town
and made the arrest and at once notified
the authorities at Pleasanton that he had
the man suspected. They wired to let him
go as not enough proof had been secured.
The sheriff then turned the man loose after
first disarming him advised him to hit the
trail out of the county. 'Within half an
hour from the time the sheriff let go of his
prisoner another message was received to'
hold him as new evidence had been dis
covered. At this Sheriff Williams and
Deputy Draper drove east, the direction
taken by the suspect, and came up with
him near Scbaupps, about six miles east.
Upon the appearance of the sheriff and his
deputy the fellow made a rush for the
canons with the officers In hot pursuit.
Within a few minutes he was captured
and brought back to town where he was
placed in the county jail. Thla morning
the sheriff was ordered to hold him await
ing the arrival of the deputy United States
marshal, who would be after him at the
earliest moment. The man's description
tallies correctly with that of the man held.
He gives his name as Pat O'Brien, says his
parents live In Greeley county, but gives his
home as Aillance. Me Is about SO or 36
year old, powerful physique, hang-dog
look, surly disposition, not inclined to talk
about his affairs and by far above the
average man in Intelligence,
RAILROAD LABORER 19 KILLED
Train Passes Over Neck of James
Esran at Bancroft.
BANCROFT, Neb., Dec. 16. (Speelal.)
James Egan, a laborer In the employ of
Barnes Bros., contractors on the Great
Northern, met a sudden death here by be
ing run over by train No. 6 on the Chicago,
St. Paul, Minneapolis Be. Omaha.
It has not been definitely learned whether
tho unfortuate man was trying to board
the train or merely swung on to ride the
length of the depot platform. He boarded
the rear car, the vestibule of which was
closed; he made no effort to get In and wu
not holding on as though he expected to
remain on the train, when near the end of
the platform he fell and after dragging
several feet went down head first between
the platform and the track, his head
lying across the rail; the hind wheel of one
coach and an official's car, which was at
tached, passing over Tils neck. Division
Superintendent Mioles was In his car and
was one of the first on the spot. He gave
orders to the agent what to do until the
authorities took charge of the body.
The dead man was Identified by his em
ployer and by a brother who arrived from
Hooker likf ctit, upholstered In best genuine leather, large,
full size Rocker with ruffle puff edges, mounted on plat
form, extra good value $22.50
A large line of Turkish Leather Rockers
$32.50, $3.1.00 up to $85.00
A pretty Writing Desk would make a very appropriate gift.
See our large assortment of Desks of all designs, woods
and finishes. Some very pretty patterns, oak or mahog
any finish, at ' $6.00
Others at $6.50, $7.50, $8, $0.50, $10 and up
We have a very large assortment of the popular priced
Cabinets, in oak and mahogany, the line being far su
perior to any heretofore shown. You should see them
before making your selection
$4.75. $6.50, $7, $8, $, $10, $11, $12 and up
Weathered Oak Furniture.
In the arts and crafts. Plain, rich and substantial.
Magazine Stand, golden or weathered oak finish, each. $4.50
Tabourets $1.25, $1.35, $2, $2.25 and up
Pipe Racks $1.85, $2.25, etc.
Stein Racks $2.fiO to $4.75
Magazine Stands $3, $4.50, $6.50 up to $12
Smoking Cabinets $10, $12 and $15
Chafing Cabinets with fittings $22 to $29
Weathered Oak Library Tables $4.75 to $50
Aim Rockers with Spanish leather seat $6.50 to $40
Many other pieces In quartered oak, In Settees, Morris
Chairs, Cellerettes, Bookcases, any of which would make a
Weathered Oak, Large Arm Rocker, Spanish leather, loose
cushion seat and hack one of those large, comfortable
pieces the best value In the large Arts and Crafts
Rocker we have ever offered each $20.00
Princess Dressers and Dressing
We make a big holiday display of these pretty pieces and
offer some very choice values in Dressing Tables at
$10.50, $12.50, $13.50 up to $45
Princess Dressers, In all woods and finishes some very
pretty pieces In oak at $14, $17, $19, $21 and up
41416'18 South Sixteenth St.
Omaha this morning. On his person was
found about JoO In money ana an laenun
catlon card. The coroner arrived from
West Point about 10:30 last night and an
Investigation will be held this afternoon.
A1UK HART IJiAVKS BUCKHAWK
Maiden Who Kloned with Indian
Goes to California with Parents.
DAKOTA CITV, Neb., Dec. IS. (Special.)
After less than a year of wedded life
with John H. Blackhawk. a Winnebago
Indian buck, pretty white Allle Hart has
forsaken her Indian home and husband,
returned to the arms of her parents, Dr.
and Mrs. Edward Hart, and with them
left for California, where Dr. Hart has
been stationed as an agency physician,
being transferred from the Winnebago
reservation. The Indian husband accom
panied tha travelers to the train In Sioux
City and with an "I'gh" and shrug of his
shoulders bade his wife a last farewell
and then returned to the Winnebago res
ervation to take up his abode with his
Allie Hart Is the eldest daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. Hart and from infancy her home
was among the Indians. About ten years
ago Dr. Hart was stationed at the Winne
bago reservation, and here little Allie
grew to womanhood. After her return
from school John H. Blackhawk, a mem
ber of the Winnebago Indian tribe, tall
and stately, with all the characteristics
of his race, became deeply infatuated with
her and began paying her attentions. At
first the parents of the girl did not ob
ject, but soon they began to mllstrust
that the spark of love was developing
into a flame in the breasts of both. A
trip to Ohio was proposed and Miss Allle
displayed no objections. Dr. Hart and
daughter started for Sioux City to take
the train. Stopping at Homer while
enroute, Miss Allle said she wished to
bid farewell to some lady friends. Her
father accorded her this privilege, but
Instead of saying farewell to friends Miss
Allle ordered a rig from the livery barn
In haste, and with Blackhawk In wait
ing, all having been carefully planned be
forehand by the two. they got into the
rig, and with horses at breakneck speed
drove to 8outh Sioux City, where County
Judge Elmers resides. There they ar
rived about o'clock at night and had
the nupUal knot tied. They then went
to Sioux City, where they boarded the
train for Omaha. Dr. Hart waited In
Homer for some time, until Anally his
suspicions became aroused and inquiry
disclosed the true state of affairs. Arm
ing himself with a revolver the irate
father started In pursuit of the pair,
swearing death to the Indian should lie
ever lay eyes on him. He followed them
to Omaha, but failed to locate them until
friends on both sides, fearing bad re
sults should they ever meet, intervened
and the matter was amicably adjusted,
the doctor returning to his position on
the agency and Mr. and Mrs. Blackhawk
occupying a farm on the same reserva
tion. Letter Tells of Youas; Man's Suicide.
KEARNEY, Neb., Dec. 18.-(SpecMl Tele
gram.) J. l. Caplan has received a com
munication from the commander of the
Norfolk navy yards giving an account of
the death of Caplan's son. Max E. Caplan,
who committed suicide a short time ago,
and enclosing the l-tter written by the un
fortunate young man to the executive offi
cer of his ship prior to his death. This
last message Is extremely pathctio and
touching, and shows that the flint thought
of the boy was ever for his parents. He
asks the officer to forward to his father
and mother all the money due him, and
If his effects can be sold to tormard also
eHHRD I WILHELM
ience and pleasure to the recipient
assortments are really magnificent
priced, grading up to the finest.
aOpen Evenings Till Xmas--
what cash they may bring. In the event
they were not sold they also were to be
sent home. The letter from the officer
states that Max had brooded over nls Illness
for soma time.
TWO ACCIDENTS AT SMALL FIRE
Woman Is Seriously Horned and Fire
man Gets Fractnred Lear.
FREMONT. Neb.. Dec. 16. (Special.) A
small fire caused by an overturned iamp
at the residence of P. A. Peterson, 1705
Maxwell avenue last night, was responsible
for two serious accidents. Mr. and Mrs.
Peterson were away from home for the
eenlng, and a neighbor, Mrs. Buckingham,
was taking care of their children. A 3-year-old
boy accidentally overturned a
lamp, which set Are to a curtan. Jn at
tempting to extinguish the flames Mrs.
Buckingham's clothing caught Are and she
ran screaming into the street. Her cloth
ing above her waist was mostly burned
off, and her face, hands and arms bndly
burned. The neighbors carried out the
12-months'-old Peterson baby, who was
slightly burned, and the fire was pat out
with little trouble and before the depart
ment reached the place. While returning
from the alarm H'enry Kuehl, a member
of the Dorsey Hose company, was run over
by the hose cart and his right leg was
fractured above the knee. Mrs. Bucking
ham was taken to the hospital and will soon
recover, though her burns will probaMy dis
Governor's Shorthorn Sale.
OSCEOLA, Neb., Dec. 16. (Special.)
Governor J. II. Mickey and son, O. E.,
were pleased at the result of their Prion
horn sale this week, and more expccially
that the stock was bought by fanners of
our own county and the adjoining counties,
none of the stock going out of the state.
It was the best sale of blooded cattle that
has ever been held in the county. There
were forty-three head sold. Those outside
of the county who bought were M. Kt
Plank of Bradshaw, C. W. Crum of Madi
son, Amos Metsl of Dodge, A. Bauermeister
of Garrison, J. H. 8. Dunker of Surprise.
The highest price paid was 300. Six months'
calves sold as high as tlU) and the average
price was 11 10.
For Physical and Civic Improvement.
WEST POINT. Neb.. Dec. 16.-(Special.)-An
organization has been effected in this
city styled the Antelope club. It is for men
only, and already has a membership of
over fifty. Its purpose Is to train men
physiclally and mentally and to inculcate
civic pride. The club rooms are located
over Kaup & Schueth's implement stoie
and will be comfortably fitted up. Officers
have been elected as follows: President,
F. D. Hunker; vice president, H. II. Ho
warth; secretary. J. F. Kaup; treasurer,
M. K. Kerl. The board of control consists
of the officers named and Messrs. Breid
lnger, Nellgh and Elliott. Indications point
to a large membership.
evs of Nebraska.
WEST POINT An Incendiary fire resulted
In the total destruction of the slaughter
house of Fred Thietje.
BEATRICE The liiO-acre farm of Ben
jamin Hirchler of Omaha was sold yes
terday to George Barnard for about tffi
per acre. It is located six miles northeast
of the city.
BEATRICE Rev. F. E. Dark, the new
pastor of the Baptist church, accompanied
bv his family, arrived in the city yrmer.
day from Buffalo, N. V.. to make Beatrice
their future home. ,
BEATRICE A marriage license Issued
in the county court ne years ago to a
young man who lives st Holmesville was
returned to the county Judge yesterday.
It was not used until lam Wednesday,
BEATRICE Beatrice lodge No. 61.
Benevolent Protective Order of EIkw,
held a largely attended meeting last night,
at which there mere eleven candidates
41il16'18 South Sixteenth Street
What could be mor fit? A piece of furniture is essen
tially a sensible and acceptable gift. Its a lasting coven-
and a constant welcome reminder of the donor. Our holiday
and include the neat, practical sorts, which are very moderately
Everybody is delighted with our toy display. Here
are to be found the latest, newest, novel and practical
toys which were selected from the great toy makers of
Germany and France. Shopping here is a pleasure.
Broad aisles, plenty of salespeople, goods arranged for
Toy Department, Main Floor Plenty of Light and Fresh Air.
"We desire to close out quick last season's games
and dolls. These have been arranged on tables.
All last season's dolls go at exactly half price.
Last season '8 games that sold up to 30c, on one table,
Last season's games that sold from 30c to 50c, go
Last season's games that sold up to 50c and $1.25, go
These from Our Kitchen Furbishing
Department Make Suitable Gifts
Buck's steel ranges ....$32.00 to $65.00
Buck's base burners . . .$28.00 to $65.00
Baking dishes $2.25 to $5.00
Chafing dishes ....$3.50 to $18.00
Three-piece carving sets $1.50 to $18.00
Silver knives and forks $3.50 to $19.75
Silver fruit sets $1.35 to $5.75
Spice cabinets 65c to $3.50
Coffee peculators $3.00 to $10.00
Crumb brushes and trays $1.00 to $5.50
Five o'clock teas $2.50 to $10.00
Fancy imported trays 85c to $3.00
"We have greatly enlarged our bric-a-brac depart
ment and show here bric-a-brac novelties from almost
every corner of the globe. These goods are imported
direct by us and are offered at extremely low prices.
RUGS FOR GIFTS.
Special holiday showing of Oriental Rugs, besides the largest
stock of Domestic Rugs ever shown In the west. A pretty Rug
woultl make a most acceptable gift, and you surely can find here
u suitable Rug at a suitable price.
Initiated. A banquet was held at the close
of the business session.
BEATRICE Engineer Tucker. whose
skull was fractured in n collision on the
Burlington at Sanborn, Neb., a few days
ago, was taken to St. Joseph yesterday
to receive treatment at a hospital there.
His recovery Is doubtful..
WEST POINT The rural free delivery
mall carriers of Cuming county have elected
ofllcers as follows: President, William
Farley of Wlsner; vice president, William
Smith of Beemer: secretary, R. II. Pylman
of Wlsner; treasurer, F. A. Mewla of West
A INS WORTH Vera, the oldest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Williams,
when coming out of the school house
slipped and fell from the front steps and
broke her left arm Just below the elbow.
Dr. G. O. Henry was called and set the
WEST POINT The West Point cadt
bund will be governed during next year by
officers as follows: President, Otto Kerl;
vice president, William Paul; secretary,
Charles II. Kuhle; treasurer. R, H. Ker
kow; lender. II. S. Radler; manager,
WEST POINT The Modern Woodmen of
this city have elected: Vetverable consul,
H. S. Radler; adviser, P. Jansen; banker,
B. O. Herman; clerk, August Hanft; escort,
Fred Kloth; wntchman, William Pates;
sentry, Frank Miller; manager (for three
years), 8. S. Krake.
BEATRICE Dr. F. Saxenberger, a na
tive of Germany and for the past eight
years a resident of Beatrice, died yes
terday after an illness of several years
of dropsy. He was 65 years of age and
leaves no family except a wife. The re
mains will be taken to Grand Island for
liEA'l KICE Word comes from Plckrell
that the elevators at that place are filled
with grain and that- it is a difficult mat
ter to secure cars in which to move the
grain. Since the furmers' elevator opened
for business at tiiat point It has had a
tendency to strengthen the grain market
In that part of the county.
BEATRICE Andrew Pelck. who lived
Junt over the line in Lancaster county, was
found dead at the home of his brother,
Herman 1'elck, nenr Cortland, where lie had
gone to spend the winter. Dr. Aukes of
Cortland was called and pronounced heart
failure as the cause of death. I'elck was a
single man about 46 years of age. The re
mains were interred at Cortland.
GRAND ISLAND The Modern Wood
men of America had an enthusiastic meet
ing last niKht, over 2u0 being out to hear
the national lecturer of the organization,
Thomas H. Duffy of Dubuque, la., and
State Deputy E. E. Kmter. Five depu
ties will be sent to this county shortly
to still further Increase the membership
of the order. The following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: Venerablo
counsel, L. J. Waldron; worthy adviser,
W. E. Harriett; banker. L. F. Farns
worth; clerk, A. B. Harriett; escort. E.
J. McAuley; sentry, Fred Soli; watchman,
W. II. Helling; B. of M., Henry Allan.
WEST POINT The Chicago A North
western Railway company haa made a set
tlement with Albert Radler, who suffered
the loss of a foot in leaving the cars at
West Point on his return from the Ak-Sar-Hen
festivities in Omaha. Mr. Radler re
ceived n in cash, all exiienses incurred
during s sickness and an artificial foot.
This action cm the part of the railway com
pany Is considered by the citizens as lib
eral. KEARNEY A farmer of Buffalo county,
a reliable oi:m. h:ts made known a cure for
cancer and claims it has cured many. Hit
reison for glting the recipe to the public Is
that in case of Ids death others may lieneMt
by the prescription. The recipe is him pie,
consisting of calomel and unsalled butter
mixed In the form of a salve. He states
thai in every case where this remedy
wrought a cure It was either a lip or nose
WEST POINT Mrs. Charles Rosentr.nl.
who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
A. B. C. Davis, at Seattle, Wash., was
buried here In the public cemetery Satur
day afternoon. Mrs. Rosenthal was the
widow of the late Charles Rosenthal, a
pioneer settler and one of the first mer
chants In West Point. She died at an ad
vanced Rev. V. W. Ixavitt of Seward,
former pastor of the deceased, performed
the funeral c eremoncs.
WEST POINT I'pon a complaint of his
15-year-old daughter. Charles c'arnarsky of
Neligh township win tried In the county
court on the charge of neglect of his chil
dren. Brutality, drunkenness and neglect
were conclusively shun and Judge De
wald liouml tilni over to the district court
in the sum of f.ni. which bond he fur
nished. On Wednesday the commissioners
of Insanity trl! him as dlpaiitauiv and
be was found a fit subject for treatment
This one, like cut, of select quarter-sawed white oak, polish
finish or birch inahocany finish note the curve to the
arms and legs, also shaped seat this is a very fine,
choice pattern and one of the best Rocker values ever
offered each $6.75
For $5 we offer select quarter-sawed hand polished
Rocker, shaped wood seat, shaped arms, broad panel back,
Our assortment of Rockers, with arms, at $1.85, $2,
$2.25, $2.50, $3, $3.50, gradually rising in price to $10, Is
by far the most elaborate we have ever shown. Each and
every one priced as low as quality will permit these goods
A very choice assortment of Itrge Rockers, In oak
and mahogany finish, wood and leather seat, leather seat
and back from $8.50 to $15.
A pretty Table for the parlor, made of select quarter-sawed
oak, finely polished, with shaped top and shaped under
. 8helf $3.75
A very pretty pattern In mahogany, top shaped, with pat
tern under-shelf, handsomely polished $6 OO
A large assortment of Parlor Tables, all sizes and shapes
In oak and mahogany, from $1.50 to $20
A special showing of fine Parlor Tables, colonial and
modern designs, in Folding Top Tables.
Leather Couches for gifts. Genuine Leather Couch, quar
ter sawed oak frame, carved claw feet, with tufted
t0P ; $25.00
A large assortment of other patterns in genuine leather,
various styles prices ranging from $20, $35, $3K, $40, $43
up to $75.
Golden Oak Morris Chairs, some in plain designs,
others carved and more massive, fitted with reversible
cushions, all frames hand polished we give you choice of
cushions. Prices ranging from $10, $11.50, $13, $14, $15
up to $24. Mahogany finish Morris Chairs at $10 to $20.
Genuine Mahogany at $22.50 to $75.
Weathered Oak Morris Chairs, with reversible cushions,
mission style frames. $18. $15, $17, $19 and $20.
A large assortment of Fancy Hand, Triple and Shaving
Mirrors; also Magnifying Mirrors for shaving
Hand Mirrors at ft to $8.75
Triple Mirrors $3.B0 to $12
Adjustable Mirrors for Shaving $3.o)
Gold Frame Fancy Mirrors $7 to $38
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Teakwood in Tabourets and
Our own Importation, at prices at least 25 per cent
under regular value. Tabourets from $11.50 to $50. Pedes
tals from $14.50 to $55. Also some very pretty pieces In
Hand Carved Jap Wood Tables, Chairs and Settees.
and was conveyed to Lincoln by Deputy
Sheriff Kelso on Thursday.
BEATRICE At a meeting of the Crab
tree Forensic club last night Messrs.
Mumford, Garrett and Lee, teachers In
the high school, tested the mettle of the
Crabtree debaters who are to meet the
Lincoln High school team at Lincoln next
Friday night In the annual contest. The
question discussed was, "Resolved, That
municipalities should own, operate and
control street railways." The teachers
spoke on the negative In the order named,
while Ayres, Butler and Lawrence took
the affirmative. A small admission fee
was charged to help defray the expenses
of a Judge to Lincoln. A number of de
bates have been scheduled with Pawnee,
Fairbury, Crete and Omaha, to be held
after the opening of the new year.
GROWTH OF OMAHA NATIONAL
Recent Extension of Charter an Indi
cation of Steady and Substantial
The recent renewal of the charter of the
Omaha National bank is the second exten
sion of Its charter and will carry the Insti
tution through a full period of sixty years.
This extensfon of the bank's charter is in
dicative of the stable character of most of
the Institutions founded in Omaha In Its
early days. The steady and uninterrupted
progress of the city, too, Is represented by
the substantial growth of the Omaha Na
tional from the days when Its Infancy was
passed In a small building not large enough
to hold Its heating plant at present.
Pure gold wedding rings. Edholm, Jeweler.
Blase at Grand Island.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Dec. 16 (Spe
cial.) A "general" or out of water llmlM
alarm was sounded by the fire whistle
this afternoon. Fire from the burning of
some rubbish had reached the loose grass
In the cemetery and became beyond con
trol, making In the direction of the Union
Stock yards and the plant of the Ameri
can Beet Sugar factory. The cemetery
Is situated south and west of the sugar
factory and due south of the stock yards.
Mrs. Cora Hainllne had been cleaning up
her lot In the southwest section of the
burial grounds and was burning the rub
bish. The brisk breeze communicated It
to the dry grass surrounding her lot and
in an Incredibly brief time It was racing
away and spreading In every direction.
Sexton Sproul and his assistant, who were
excavating a grave nearby, came to her
assistance, but were unable to cope with
It. A 'phone message frorn the sexton's
lodge to the sugar factory soon brought
Ed Ewel and a squad of six Japanese la
borers, who prevented the fire from burn
ing further east, but could not check Its
spread with the wind until a wide road
north of the cemetery was reached. Many
tombstones, unfortunately, were discolored
and some wooden enclosures mere de
stroyed and cedar trees killed.
Heavy Loss In lies Molaea.
DE8 MOINES. la.. Iec. W.-The Roth
well block, corner of Sixth ens Walnut
streets, was entirely destroyed by fire at
an early hour this morning. The loss to
building and contents will be $110,000. The
losses are as follows: Fleming Bros.,
building, 4o.C00; H. S. Chase It Co,
grocery, 2fidnO; J. VV. Hess, drugs, fll.flOa;
lazier, florist, tWK Johnson ft Miller,
e lf thlers, i,(aj; Nick Dissalvo, candy,
Urt; Dr. C. A. Watts' office, 13.000; Pat
terson Itental company, fc'.COO. Other losses
are small but numerous The origin of
the fire was due to combustion In the base,
mer.t of Hess' drug store. The Insuiance
will be over one-half.
BROOCH to -I-renter. 15th and Dodge.
31316.18 South Sixteenth St.
FORECAST 0FTHE WEATHER
Fair In Nebraska Today Warmer la
the Coat Portion Fair and
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.-Foreeast of the
weather for Sunday and Monday: .
For NebraskaFair Sunday, warmer In
east portion; Monday, fair and colder.
For Iowa Fair and warmer Sunday;
Monday, fair and slightly colder In the
north and west portions.
For South Dakota-Fair Sunday; JMoa
day, fair and colder.
For Colorado Fair Sunday; Monday, fair
and colder In east portion.
For Wyoming Fair Sunday; Monday,
fair and colder.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER Bl'REAI',
OMAHA. Dec. 16 Official record of tem
perature and precipitation, compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
I W. 104. 1. 19o?.
Mnx'mum temperature... 4i 2 2S 26
Minimum temperature.... 26 2S IS in
. Mean temperature 36 'it 22
i Precipitation 00 . 30 ' .00 .OS
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March I
and comparison with the last two years:
Normal temperature 27
, Excess for the day
. Total excess since March 1 &T4
' Normal precipitation 03 Inch
IVflclenev for the day 03 Inch
i Precipitation since March 1 27. 39 inches
Oellclency since niarcn i t.m m
Deficiency for cor. period. 1904.. 6.17 Inches
Excess for cor. period, 1908 2.48 Inchea
Anything gotten from
this store will please
any man in Omaha.
Gloves, 1.50 to 4.00
Umbrellas, $1.60 to flO.OO
Mufflers, 11.00 to $5.00
Neckwear, 50c to $3.00
Bath Robes, $5.00 to $20.00
Vests, $3.00 to $0.00
Smoking Jackets, $5.00 to. $12.00
Pyjamas, $1.50 to $5.00
Handkerchiefs, 15c to $1.25
Hosiery, 25c to $4.00
Pease Derbys $S.OO
Knox Hats $5.00
Stetson Hats, $4.00 to $5.00
Opera Hats $8.00
Silk Hats $0.00
Certificates Issued For toy rcunt.
PEASE BROS. GO.
1417 Farnam St.
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