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Boslon Slore "Bunch" on a
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TUB HUNCH" FROM BTORB IN FRONT OF TIT TO KETV 1STTTT.T5INQ,
TO BRING UP THH TRANSPORTATION.
I Barpr Mills last Sunday to dig-
Tber U nothing- Ilka a Bran
Sels stag plcnlo except tha last
ona or the next one. Ll! the Brandela
tore. It ha an atmosphere all lta own,
and the employes conduct It as every
thing Is conducted In the store with a
view to making It a big thing on a big
soale. There were about seventy-five en
ergetic men connected with the Brandels
store who put In twelve hours of strenu
ous and highly original excitement at this
The plcnlo had a twofold purpose this
year! The first waa to give a farewell
entertainment to Messrs W. C. McKnight,
B. L. Danforth, Phil Aarona E. Oanster
and E. A. Besslre, the five Brandels buy
Tersely Told Tales
General Grant's Joke.
C.T.inT Vf MIT T.TTTJ xlirll en
gineer of New Orleans, tells how
General U. S. Grant made his
father, Chaplain Miller, swear.
It was one of the chaplain's
duties to receive and distribute the mall to
General Grant's staff. Whenever the mall
was lata be waa greatly annoyed by ques
tions as to the cause of the delay, time of
probable Wrrival, etc. On one occasion,
when the) post was unusually late, the
chaplain, for fear of losing his temper
attach the following notice to the door
"The chaplain does not know when the
mall will arrive."
Shortly .afterwards General Grant, pass
ing the- chaplain's quarters, noticed the
sign. He paused before it a moment ar. .':
then walked slowly on his way. Comh.g
out of his tent a few moments later.
Chaplain Miller was horrified to read:
"The chaplain does not know when the
mall will arrive, and he doesn't give a
damn." Harper's Weekly.
The son of a wealthy New York family
came home intoxicated quite frequently.
His parents tried to break him of his in
temperate habits, but without any re
sults. Flrally a friend of the father volunteered
The next time the young fellow came
home in a helpless state the friend carried
him to a dark room provided with a coffln
and dull illuminating flames. Then he
placed him In the coffln and sat beside
It te await his awaking.
After a sleep of eight or nine hours
the sleeper awoke, sat up in the coffln and
looked about him. Seeing the dim figure
of the watcher, he Inquired where he was.
In a deep, solemn voice came the answer
that he was now in the lands of the lower
region. The young fellow Immediately
said: "Well, you've been here before me.
Can you tell me where I can get a drink?"
New York Times.
. Stave Frlfrht.
Very few persons acquit themselves nobly
In, their first speech. At a wedding feast
recently the bridegroom was called upon, as
usual, to respond to the given toast, in
spite of the fact that he had previously
pleaded to be excused.
Blushing to the root of his hair, he rose
to his feet. He Intended to imply that he
was unprepared for apeechmaklng, but he
unfortunately placed his hand upon the
bride's shoulder, and, looking down at her
as he stammered out his opening and con
"This er thing has been forced upon
me." Philadelphia Ledger.
Copied Ills Name.
A gentleman traveling In Europe engaged
the services of a coutler. Arriving at an
Inn In Austria the traveler asked his serv
ant to enter his name In accordance with
the police regulations of that country. The
man replied that he had already anticipated
the order and registered him as an Amer
ican gentleman of means. "But how did
you write my name?" asked the master.
"I can't exactly pronounce It, but; I copied
It carefully from your portmaatesu, sir."
' "But It Is not there," was the reply.
"Bring me the book." The register was
brought and revealed,. Instead of a very
plain English name of two syllables, the
followed potentous entry: Monsieur
Warranted Solid Leather." Chicago Inter
Champ Clark thinks that since the prac
tice of duelling was given over In this
country men are not so careful In their
observations concerning others . as they
were In "the old days."
"Why," says Mr. Clark, "there was an
Incident In Indiana not 'long ago which
goes to show the difference. In a case be
ing tried there in a court the two law
yers opposing became engaged In a heated
controversy, which resulted In one yelling
at the other, 'You are a liar!'
"What do you think the other lawyer
did? Why, In a voice ringing with passion,
he replied, 'Sir, do you mean that per
sonally? " Llpplncott's Magaslne.
He Co aid Not Cask It.
"This somewhat grasping spirit,"
Senator Burrows In the course of a recent
argument, "reminds me of a woman who
dropped In the other day at a certain bank.
"Going to the paying teller's window, she
. a .ni...K.i, twtk nut rhurk
and pushed It under the brass grating.
-Cash this ilease she said.
-But tha paj-lcg tiller, after en glance,
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ers, who will shortly sail for Paris to buy
goods for the new Brandels store. The
second design was to have the Brandela
crowd the first party to give Dream City
a rousing christening.
The boss of all Brandels' picnics Is the
treasurer. Arrangements are made for
the plcnlo by a committee, but the actual
labor on the big day falls solely to th
treasurer, who falls to shirk because he
is financially responsible. For obvious
reasons the same treasurer never accepts
the office twice and the honor Is con-'
ferred each year upon a department man
ager who . is new In the employ of the
house. This year the mantle of distress
fell upon Horace Brenlser, buyer for the
carpet and drapery departments.
The brilliant cavalcade left the store
shortly after 7 o'clock Sunday morning
Both Grim and Gay
at the check, pushed It back to the woman
" 'I can't cash It, mndam,' he said. 'It
Isn't filled In.'
" 'There Is my husbnnd's signature on it,'
the woman said excitedly.
" 'Yes, I know,' admitted the teller, 'but
there is no amount.'
" 'Oh, never mind that,' said the woman.
Impatiently. 'Give me what there is. "
District Attorney Jerome tells of a certain
citizen wfT&m he encountered on the last
presidential election day. Conversation was
somewhat hampered by the fact that the
citizen's vocabulary was limited to about
elghty-flve words. "Who" and "What"
were evidently one to him as yet, but he
made himself clear on one point.
"How long have you been In this coun
try?" he was asked.
"Ah bane von month," "he answered.
"Are you going to vote?"
"Whom are you going to vote for?"
'"Ah bane goin' to vote for tan dollars,"
was the self-satisfied response.
Claude Alexander of Chicago has some
new work. He operates with a pair of
handcuffs, and pretty rlrls with an aroused
curiosity are his victims. He called on
Miss Clara Hansen, and after an atmos
phere of good fellowship had been created
he yanked out his handcuffs and showed
her how easy he could lock them on his
wrists and wrlerglo out of them.
"I am an expert," he explained. "You
lock them on me."
Miss Hansen gleglod and locked the
bracelets. .Alexander soon pulled his hands,
"You can do ft, too. If you hnve ra
tlence," he smilingly explained to the girl.
There was no one In the house, and the
parlor lights were none too vigorous. Alex
ander clasped the steel bands on Miss Han
son's dainty wrists. She tried to pull her
hands out, but the handcuffs were stubborn.
Then Alexander told her she must be kissed
or they would never come off. Before she
could reply he kissed her a score of times.
He was arrested for assault and when
a policeman clapped another pair of steel
bands on him he could not get out of them.
He Is In a cell, and his "funny" handcuffs ,
are In the hands of the police, h'eld for evi
dence. I'nexneof ed.
Captain Mark Casto wss being congratu
lated on his gift of tl.500 from the Carnegie,
hero fund for bravery In the wreck of the
"The girt was unexpected," said CnpUtln
Casto, with a modest smile. "It was as tin
expected, though by no means as unpleas
ant, as the retort that a wife made to her
husband when he came home at 3 o'clock
in th morning.
"The man came home very quietly. In
fact, he took oft his shoes on the front door
step. Then he unlocked the door ard went
cautiously and slowly upstairs on tiptoe,
holding his breath.
"But light wns streaming through the
keyhole of the door of the hedroom. With
a sigh he paused. Then he opened the door
"His wife stood by the bureau, fully
"I didn't expect you'd be sitting up for
me, my dear,' he said.
" 'I haven't been," she said. 'I Just came
in myself." "New York Tribune.
There Is a concert singer In the west
whose voice Is not only of great sweetness
and compass, but of such extraordinary
power that no orchestra ever drowns Its
Now, the husband of this singer fre
quently acts as her conductor, and he Is
ever anxious to Impress upon the public the
fact of the great power of his wife's voice.
On one occasion the woman was rehearsing
for a concert to be given in a large hall. In
one of her songs she was to be accompanied
by a trumpet obllpato. Although the per
former. In' obedience to Instructions from
the conductor, blew with all his might and
main, yet his best efforts were invariably
met with a call of "Louder, louder!" from
the Insatiable leader.
Finally the performer rested his Instru-
went on his knee and. surveying the leader
with aver evidence of lndtmatlon on his
purple face, broke out with:
" 'Louder and louder is fery easy to say.
but rare Is d rlndT'-Harnerg Weekly.
WAITINO FOR THE TREASURER
with a gaudy band wagon and two large
carryalls. The crowd posed for a .picture
in front of the new Brandels building,
while the treasurer dusted off the seats
of the carryalls. The buyers destined for
the European tour were asked to ride in
the band wagon along with the colored
band and the overworked bugler, so they
might become accustomed to the reception
awaiting them in Parts.
The overland pilgrimage to Sarpy Mill
was brightened by many and strange di
versions. The treasurer distributed sand
wiches to the plcknlckers en route. The
rousing Brandels yell, which saw birth In
the Brandels minstrel show last fall, was
employed every few reds. Vhfn Sarpy Mills
was reached Phil Aarons. with a bonnet
trmmed with century plants, led the grand
march to the Mallender farmhouse and
Kearney Normal First Graduating Glass
EBRASTCA has stood at the very
front from the start In the mat
ter of supporting and encourag
ing education among its citizens.
The public schools of the state
have always had a high rank, both as to
equipment and results, and the people of
the state have been more than liberal In
their endowment and support. From the
very beginning, when the child enters the
kindergarten, to the final degree possible
t be cuuJLorred by the university, the hlie
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Task of Removing Debris at
HE immediate task ahead of San
Francisco Is housecleanlng-no
small Job when It Is remembered
that the debris must be removed
from 400 blocks and hundreds of
miles of streets before the city beautiful
can take shape.
It Is estimated by competent men that
this means the handling of 16.000.OnS
cubic yards of material and the time as
signed for Its accomplishment Is one year.
Its cost no man can figure. Each plot
of ground presents a separate problem,
and the owner must make his terms with
th- arnc he emDlovs. As for the city.
lt will nave Hle of this burden to bear,
The railroads and the great contracting
firms that have undertaken the main woik
have agreed to clear the streets and sldo-
walks free of chance to the municipality.
What city funds are expended will pass
through the hands of the board of works
la the same manner as though the great
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE
Merry Day's Outing at Sarpy ts
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PHTL. AARONS IN HIS ROLE AS QUEEN
OF DRVAM CITY AND ORATOR OF
conducted a greeting, that rocked the foun
dations of the old mill. Mrs. MaKenJer
was presented with a handsome shopt.ng
bag and "Grandma" received a silk um
brella. Phil Aarons had a carefully pre
pared speech of presentation, but managed
to deliver only half of it. At odd times
during the day he would recall forgotten
fragments of his preachment and seek re
inforcement of the band while he Intoned
paragraphs of delayed greeting to the host
esses. The treasurer, who had been up nearly
all the preceding night making fudge, laid
out two base bnll d'amonds ori the Parpy
Mills campus and carried bats and water
until the games started. There was dearth
of umpires, Inasmuch as a new umpire
rarely outlasted more than one decision.
The "hit and run game" that was carried
has made provisions that seem to those
not accustomed to them as prodigal.
Every effort has been made to keep the
standard of common schools at the very
highest, and this naturally means that
only the best of teaching talent Is em
ployed. The growth In this line made nec
essary the equipment of a second normal
school, for the express training of the
teachers, and It was located at Kearney.
The last general assembly of Nebraska
provided tor this school, and it was opened
SENIOR CLASS OF KEARNEY NORMAL
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TRAINERS" CLASS OF KEARNEY, NORMAL SCHOOL.
calamity had not befallen the community,
""mm sucn lunas are now oein .iui .
hundreds of teams are engaged In the
1bor of clearing- roadways through the
But any work accomplished by this
means Is pitifully small when the mn-
nttude of the labor is considered. Tho
next generation might still find San Fran
cisco engaged in housecleanlng If hand
and horse were the 4nly means at calL
The railway and the power shovel are the
agencies that will clear the ground for
tho new city.
Already several miles of such railways
gridiron the burned district The Ocean
Shore has laid a track from a" junction
with the rails of the Southern Pacino at
Twenty-fourth and Capp streets, down
Capp to Fifteenth, along Fifteenth to
Howard, down Howard to Steuart. along
Steuart to Market and down Market to
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out would have been a revelation to Pa
Rourke's careful warriors.
The big chicken dinner spread under the
trees welcomed every picnicker with the
natural exception of the treasurer, who
was dispatched to dig bait for possible nim
rods in the afternoon. P. E. Her, who was
a casual visitor to the Mills, was urged to
remain for the feast and was elected mayor
of Dream City by acclamation. Later' 'n
the day Bert Danforth Jnld the corner stone
of Drfam City with a pie plnte, and the
plcrsuresnekers staked out claims for choice
The spirit of the fisherman flourished In
the afternoon and late comers w?re dis
appointed in their search for fishing tackle.
T. D. Ettlinger, manager of the clothing
department, was one of the belated en
thusiasts and he had to spend most of the
for Its work last year. The attendance
has been more than sufficient to justify
Its establishment, and Its success has been
all that was promised for It by Its advo
cates. At the close of May It' graduated
Its first class of teachers, a picture of
which is herewith presented. The "train-'
era of 1906" are an interesting aggregation
of teachers who are taking a special course
that will enable them to better perform
their duties In the school room and rendor
more efficient service to the public.
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street, owned by the state, by which the
northern part of the city will be reacho'l.
It Is the purpose, of this company to build
bunkers for the temporary storage of
debris while awaiting the movement of
trains at several points. These bunkers
are designed to hold S00 cubic yards and
will be tilled by cable carriers where
convenient, and by, dump carts. As the
work progresses, spur tracks will be run
here and there from the main line, and
before the undertaking has come to a
term. San Francisco will be a network of
Where will all this debris go? Into the
unreclaimed tide lands at the north and
south ends of the city, and wherever there
Is dumping ground. And It will be the
best filling that could be provided heavy
enough to sink through the oose to hard-
pan, forming a foundation upon whl.h
the most substantial, structures may be
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afternoon hunting turtles with a club.
The buyers about to Junket through Eu
rope were allowed to stay an hour in
the swings to become Inured to the dis
quieting rock of the waves. The treasurer
did the swinging. ,
The late afternoon was devoted to races. '
There were many entries and many events,
with prizes for every raoe but the mill
race. The crowning skit . was the bare
back horse raoe. Phil Aarons found an
old graduate from a milk wagon that bad
been abandoned and coaxed the charter
Into a galvanized gallop. In his early
youth, according to this buyer's proud ad
mission, Mr. 'Aarons studied to be a jockey,
but his pitiful equestrian performance led
to the belief that he missed his diploma
by several city blocks. He wore a Jockey
card number, "13," on his back, and he ran
Curious and Romantic Capers of Cupid
nerolne of Litke Rescae Elopes.
T TA nmthlne to h a bride, and
n something to be a heroine. But
T r TTV'i nV rinnit rvf Milwaukee
formerly Miss Gertrude Sawyer
of Menominee, Mich., l's both.
Miss Sawyer, who is the daughter of a
prominent business man of Menominee and
was one of the belles of that city, became a
heroine last fall, when she resoued five chil
dren from drowning In Green bay. August
25, with the grandchildren of ex-Congressman
Isaac Stephenson, Miss Sawyer at
tempted to row a short distance along the
shore In an open boat. A storm came up
and drove them Into the, lake, and for six
teen hours the brave girt battled with the
waves and comforted 'and encouraged the
little children. When the wind abated
and she finally got them all safely ashore
she was nearly dead from exhaustion and
Naturally she was much admired for her
heroism as well as for her beauty, but
among all her lovers she clung to Frank
Flood, formerly a clerk In a Menominee
bank. Her father objected' to the proposed
marriage, but of course a girl as brave as
Miss Sawyer would not give up the man
she loved. The marriage took place without
the father's knowledge and tho happy
couple are now living at Mr. Flood's home
Wedded After Forty-Five Years.
A novelist could hardly conceive a more
romantic tale than one the climax of
which was the open air wedding Just across
the New. York state line, near Lawrence
vlllo, Pa., of Susan H. Caswell of Rum
merfleld, Pa., and George A. Rogers of
Forty-five years ago .the principals in
this wedding, then youth and lassie at a
district school near Athens, Bradford
county, .were sweethearts. But ybung
Rogers, barely of an age to enlist, went
Into the civil war and at Its close he
drifted to the far west,, where he mar
ried. His girl sweetheart became the
wife of a Bradford county man.
1 A few years ago the wife of Rogers dlod,
. and three years ago Mrs. Caswell's husband
d'ed. In course of time a correspondence
was resumed between the old-time lovers,
the result being an engagement to wed.
Friday, May 24, was the day fixed for
Rogers to come and claim his bride, and
the arrangement was that the wedding
should take place at the home of Mrs.
Caswell's sister. Rogers arrived, arrange
ments were completed and It then was
discovered that, though there are three
preachers In Lawrenrevllle, all three were
out of town. One of them, Rev. N. J.
Brown, pastor of the Methodist churoh,
was scheduled to return at S:30 that night.
The bridal part concluded to wait.
In the late afternoon lt was discovered
that a marriage license was necessary,
something the man from the west knew
nothing about. Someone remembered that
Just across the lino In New York slate
marriage licenses are unnecessary, and so
the 'problem was solved. Parson Brown
reached home on schedule time, and half
an hour later the minister and his wife,
Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Caswell and several
invited friends made up a party who
crossed the dividing line Into New York
state. The party halted at the edge of a
forest, and, under a large oak tree, with
the stars furnishing the only illumination,
'he wedding ceremony waa performed.
. Blind Man's Mti.le Wins rirlde.
Attracted by his ability as a pianist and
sympathizing with him In his affliction,
Miss Bessie LrStratton of New York City
was wedded to George W. Quinn, who has
been blind since his birth.
Although only 42 years old, this Is the
. third venture in the sea of matrimony
for Qulnn. He has two sons, but never
theless his bride, who Is many years
younger than he. says Qulnn needs some
one to look after him and lead him
The marriage waa the culmination of a
romance that began with a series of piano
duets. About a year ago Miss Stratton be
gan boarding at the home of her step
mother. In the house was a piano, at
which Qulnn would sit and p'.ay for hours.
The bride, who Is also an accomplished
pianist, would quietly slip into the parlor
and listen to him, not thinking that the
blind man waa aware of her presence.
One day while she was sitting there he
suddenly turned and asked who lt was
that was in the room. She then made
known her presence, and from that day
the two played duets.
On April 10 Qulnn asked Miss Stratton
If she would mind allowing him to peas
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a very bad fourth in a race of four entries. '
His claim to the Judges that his horse
didn't realise there was a race until It was
all over was disregarded. ' After the races
the treasurer rubbed down the horses and
the crowd repaired to the supper table.
A brief but heavy shower - deluged tha
Mills at 6:30 o'clock, just as the picnickers
had finished supper and the carryalls were
ready to start. It came at an unfortunate
time for the treasurer, who was just sit
ting down to hl3 first meal of the day.
He stuck It out at the tablo until the rain
was over and had Just time to wring the
water out of his derby hat and catch the
back step of the last carryall as It pulled
The picnic will be repeated next year
on even a larger soale than this year.
The treasurer will be all right In a week.
his hands over her face. The hand Inspec
tion evidently was satisfactory, as shortly
afterward he asked her to be his wife.
The bride says her husband's affliction
appealed to her sympathy. "And, besides,"
she continued, "I love him for his gentle
ness and goodness. I realize that I must
be the eyes for both of us, and realized the
responsibilities before I gave my answer."
"Oar Lady of the Cannon."
Germany's greatest heiress, Miss Antoin
ette Bertha Krupp, virtually owner of the
gigantic ordnance works at Essen, sets an
example which some American heiresses
might profitably emulate. She is engaged
to a countryman, Gustav von Behlen und
Halbach, secretary of the Prussian lega
tion at the Vatican. The bride-to-be is 20
years of age, a modest, vklnd-hearted, un
assuming young woman. She practically
owns the entire City of Essen, where the
Krupp works are situated, its 100,000 inhabi
tants being almost as much her subjects us
though she were a queen In fact. "Queen
Krupp" Is one of the titles given her by
her employes, while she Is known from
one end of Germany to the other by her
other title, a title which appeals to the
whole nation "Our Lady ol the Cannon."
The income of Mies Krupp, who Inherited
the works on the death of her father in
November, 1902, Is steadily Increasing, and
will probably continue to Increase year by
year until the advent of universal pesceT"
In 1906 she received a sum approximating
$5,000,0f0 from her possessions, and this
amount Is llk?ly to be exceeded this year.
When Miss Krupp's father died his wealth
was established at fl 50,000.000.' of which he
left about $100,000,000 to Bertha, represent
In tho value of the Esen works and their
supplementary properties. His second
daughter, Barbara, and his widow, were
well provided for from other sources.
As a consequence of her Inheriting the
main Krupp estate, the City of Essen be
came virtually Mis Krupp's private prop
erty. In that city alone she has 40,00 work
men tolling for her. and with the em
ployes of the lnrge number of other Krupp
holdings It Is estimated that Miss Krupp
has nearly 310,000 persons dependent upon
her for a living, when the families of the
workers are taken into account.
Got There Jnat the Same,
When a Kentucky girl concludes to get
married lt Is useless to put obstacles in her
path. It may take her a long time to
make up her mind, but once having de
cided upon matrimony the more d.fflciilty
she experiences "The more determined she
Miss Letta Marshall of Fordsville, Ky.,
and Herbert Martin of Su.imlco, Wis.,
crossed the Ohio river and Vied to be mar
ried at Cannelton, Ind., but the license
clerk thought the bride looked too young.
They had' the same experience nt Evsns
vllle. They gave up Indiana and went to
Menominee, Mich., where the police got
them. They made their escape and took
the train, where a detective placed them
under arrest. He was polite about It, but
told them they would have to coma to Chi
cago with him. v
The train stopped at a water tank and
the elopers fll from the car into the night
and got awaytfrom the detective entirely.
Thej wandered around for hours before
they found the friendly shelter of a farm
house, and then Mr. Martin, had to sleep
in the barn.
In the morning they made their way to
Menominee, dodging the officers by taking
different seats In the car. A tender-hearted
license clerk at Menominee gave them the
necessary permit and they were married,
after more adventures than elopers ever
Writes Is HlsOwa Wedding.
"The bride," says the Oreer (Ckl Re
publican, "Is a charming young lady, the
daughter of arlstrocatic southern ancestry.
Until lecently she waa accredited with
possessing excellent Judgment, but when
her prospective marriage waa announced
those who knew us perhaps began to won
der. It is patent that she la exceptionally
courageous. The bridegroom purports to
be an editor. He Is not a politician, finan
cier, society leader nor pillar In the church.
In fact, he Is not much of anything im
portant. He Is no genius and has not
mounted tha ladder of fame so high that
he is at all Isolated from his fellow men.
He is kept too busy endeavoring to keep
out of the red at the bank to have much,
time for dreaming of future greatness.
Congratulations for him are at this time
emphatically la order."
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