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THE 0MA1TA SUNDAY BEE: "AUGUST 26, 1&08.
Wat Formerly on the Stiff of Gen, Jot. Wilnn of the V. S. Army ns
Chief Topographical Engineer With the Rank of Cofonel During
the War of the Rebellion, and Engineer on the Various Railroads in
Brazil, Mexico, Central America and
. 1VOT;: :;5' ,p 1 r M
"Ilavinjf the fnllret confldpnre la the fxcrtlence of Peran as a tonic
and at a remedy for catarrhal troubles, as I can tresUfy by mjr family's
raccessfcl n of It, I hare no hefltatkm In rrcommendhig the aame to the
public In general." Jojveh Wirth. .
(1818 Q Bt., K. V, Urashlngton, D. C.)
T - ! th confidence of the people In
Foruna thai ivUa Pernua.
iso dvertiIng can make any mcJiclno
'' a popular aa Peruna baa become, un!eei
the meOidna haa coma Intrinsic yalue.
All 'over the land men and women an
.yeetimmendlnf Peruna to each other.
They are dolnaT.thle in spite or ti
prcjudioea aaaluat patent medlclnca, i.
tpllo ot tha phyilcana to the contra, y.
l'p-ru-na la Buccoosful.
ToV, d- Wi OuoUo, t3P Xtuea Dtreet, Dan-
''Y"tr fektmant for catarrh haa proved
p. tucvMH, end 1 And my eelf aa well aa
VAo, tUnrt are no vialbla alfne of the
, t-ti f)i iipw, I can- honeatly recotpmend
)vua launnt to all like aufferera.
"I took als or elflit bottlea of Peruna
rccordlnx to advice. I.thlna the cure la
' tiermanant. aa I have taken no Peruna for
Ja.iw- than a month'
" IS AMERICA ANOLD COUNTRY?
'. flelaatlata Reckon from a Foeall Klon-
lkyBkll that Aaia la Junto
. . ('.'.
; '."rtora the discovery In the valley of the
Tu!t)a of the jlant akulj, oi a broad-faoed
J ox, known to aclence .as . "Bbs I.atltrOns.'"
the ceolostita-and- othera veraed In. the
; rnyeUO lore of the time when thla old
earth waa In Ita baby daye, read the atart-
',llnf fact that the western hemisphere
should b termed the "old country," and that
Mother Aala after all la inuc.i rhe junior
. of the American continent. E. S. Strait of
, itwann has sent the skull of the pre
. hlstorlo "monater to the Alanka dub of Be
, attle, Wash., where Secretary. Sheffield
,i proudly ehowa It to all comers aa one of
t Uia treaaura ot the club.
, -. Tha akull of the great -creature waa dug
'out of a cold mine on one of the creeks
''ant (In tha Klondike near Dawson, From
. tip to tip . the homa measure thirty-six
(luolic, Tha skull la suppooed to have been
i pushed about together with rock and gold
'.(Wffftta bx the action o( tha glaciers of. tha
4 past, olentlsta Olulm that the Boa Latl
ifroits la tha preouraor of tha great Ainrr
'IlOAB buffalo, They also state that there
' it reaaon to believe that the western hnlf
j Of tUt world knew nothing whatever of the
jhorsO and oatnal . aad that , these were
(produtfti of a latar ao and long following
1 tha Utna whan humanity and animal life
sllirova en thla oontlnent.
' rrof, U, U. Maany of tha University of
; Vanhlngton examined tha akull with great
itnteraau autd rogardlng It i
"Tha oaell akull amt to tha Alaaka olub
.- b Ki 0. Btratt la undoubtedly a apeclmen
' of Ilia broad-faoed ox. A few yeara ago a
almllar apeolman waa found underground
OH olalm 111 above, on Bonanaa creek, near
i battaan, aad wna presented to the Unl
ive rally 0 Washington by Judge Arthur
B. Orimn of Hpattla.
' "Tha ama creature formed part of the
lift In Oregon during past geologic aes.
1Tb irreatast authority on such things In
- this region ia tha venerable Thomas Con
,.ott profratnr of geology at the University
.'of Orsfrtm. In his valuable book called
l'TI' Two IsUnda' la found thla paragraph
; about Hea Ttlfronai
'. " ,-4'h iH"v!for of the buffalo in Ore
mH waa thla broad-faoed ex. ins horns
s Wi'ie '"Mir!1 and stouter and hla bony
. t-fv!l'tftd Waa Wtdrr than that of the buf
' fklo, manaurlng nineteen Inches acron the
r- lln vf tho tyra. Hla akull waa not only
- Vry wide, but unusually thick, being two
nd a half lmbe in mid forehead.'
y- "Tlta book contains tha picture of a skull
)!el waa found Ova or six, miles east og
" fl ha IVvIIm, ore.
"Wee-where In the boob Prof. Cotifl.m
' - attrulm of the probable age of thla creature
" Tha Cld Intended .by the terra surface
bAda Inoludea alt alight depressions of the
Urfaca producing ponds with sediment
tneugh to preserve bonea aoid teeth washed
. Into) them, and also swamps and boga Into
5 whtoh lasira mainraals often sink to their
death, leaving their bona to auob preeerv
' int agaaeles aa mlgbt oecur there, And In
; aeac aa tha latest great surface-leveling
agenoy of the north temperate tone waa
that ef tha glacial Ice, moat of these surface
depressions would date from glacial tlmea,
an4 would, therefore, be properly deelg
'hated as Pleistocene. Furthermore, up to
"the glacial period the horse and, the camel
. v.-re abundant' here, and' the Question of
their continuance In Oregon through glacial
tUmts la still la doubt, - so that ourgronp
of aurfaoe sediments must provide the sct
, tllng testimony on this question. "
'If live bogs,' swamp) and minor sur
fi' depeeaalona furnish no horse er oamel
then must it be accepted thst the
i . iy.-.iA 'cold' drove these matnala away or
c irojred tUein. . It la plain tliat the mam.
n elephant got hire a coat ot fur and
; through the cold spell of the times.
h foeaila of this group of surface beda,
aa the mastodon,- the munmtlh, the
-fcvd ox and Inyloden. though deeply
ui.i, bring added biaUirical attrac-
South American Slates.
Col. Wlrth's Letter.
I When a medicine haa once made a cure
In a family, no persuasion or argument
can overcome the confidence which such an
After a man or woman haa tried many
remedies, haa consulted many doctors,
and still tha dlseaae lingers), and then
.as turned to Peruna aa a last resort and
eallred Immediate benefit and Anally laat
:ig cure after such a thing has happened,
. lasting faith in the virtue of the remedy
i the result
It ought to be so, too. The reputation of
Peruna is built upon a solid foundation of
People have tried it, been relieved by It
and believe in it. Thla and this alone ex
plains tue universal popularity of Peruna
as a family medicine.
Mr. Chaa P. Bartholomew, 159 Balsey
street, Brooklyn, N. Y., writes:
."I tako pleasure In recommending Peruna
to any and all aufferera."
Hon from the fact that a large part of
their geological period overlaps that ef pre
historic man.' . ' -, . ; ' ..
"While it ' must be largely a matter of
conjecture even wtta. the most skilled geol
ogists, It is 'interesting to note that Fred
erick A. Lucas of the Smithsonian Insti
tution published in MeClnre'a Magaatna for
October, 1900, an article on tha 'Ancestry
ot the Horse.': Illustrating the artlola waa
a diagram giving the tlmea of geologta
ages as computed by 'Henry F, Osborn,
the paleontologist of the American Museum
ot Natural. History of New Tork. In that
diagram the Pleistocene, which Prof. Con
don gives aa 1 the age of the broad-faced
ox, la put down aa extending from about
the sno.000 yeara of tha Upper Miocene to the
"Kuch specimens aa thla new arrival at
the Alaska club start interesting trains of
thought. It is only necessary hers to aug
Kest one. . The- so-called , new world of
America Is in reality a very old world, and
It may be that It la the oldest land of
onrth. The ancient inhabitants of America
were at rangers to the modern horse, carnal
and ox. These creatures were evolved on
the eastern hemisphere and were brought
to the western hemisphere alnce Ita dis
covery by Columbus. Tet geology dlsoloaas
the indisputable evidence that the pro
genitors of these uaeful creaturea did exlat
here In tha past. Philadelphia Ledger. .
CIGARS FREE FROM NICOTINE
I'roareas ( Movement In Germany
to Rid Tobacco of the
- Carl Bailey Hurst, Consul at Plauen, re
ports that In spit of the fact that Ger
man cigars aa a whole are light In com
parison with thorn of other countries, there
haa been considerable local agitation aa to
tha harmful effects of araoking and of
oversmoking In particular.
Although tho use ef the weed has In
nowise diminished thereby, some factortiea
are now producing cigars known aa "free
ef nicotine" and "poor In nicotine," which
vre gaining in popular estimation. It has
come to notice, however, that certain
makes of these cigurs are advertised aa
free from this poison, but contain in reality
from .M to 0 per cent of nicotine, while
ordinary cigarette tobacco varies between
t. and at per cent. Thus there la little
difference between some of the tobacco
from which the nicotine is supposed te
h. v been extracted and that which baa
not been treated. An effort la now being
made in Saxony to fix the maximum that a
cigar "poor In nicotine" may contain In
order to be sold aa sucn and the tobacco
of the olgar claimed as "free" must In
reality be so cured that a chemical analysis
will be unable to reveal the presence of
Some of our American manufacturers,
although 'acquainted with' the German
"nicotine-free" and "nicotine-poor" clgara,
as the labels literally run, may now find
It of advantage to experiment fully along
this line In view ef, the recent Increase In
the production ef these varieties in a great
tobacco-consuming country. It is not im
possible, that a brand ef cigars deprived
of a portion of the original nicotine might
nnd favor with a part .of. the American
smoking public. That the innovation does
not lessen the demand for tobaccos of usual
strength t evidenced by the growing output
of the old-fashioned sorts In ths German
taclorlea. Tt Is held as immaterial whether
the new product can be classed aa pure
tebacco. There Is no question of adulter
ation r deceptive elimination with a vlw
te cheapening the product. Whether the
specially ' treated - tolweoo will have a
markedly more beaenclal ' affect on the
system must remaki -undetermined for the
present,' but aa a commercial proposition
the nw cigar appears to have a favorable
chance, far It 1 well on the market and
seems likely to remain there.'
No trouble to find ' lost ' articles If yoa
advertise for them In the "Lost" column
oa The Bee Want Ad page.
MICKEY MEETS THE BOARD
Governor Con fart with feuth Omaha Cam
misaian an tun da. 7 Cloiinc kfatter.
SNDS FOR MAN WHO MADE THE CHARGES
relltlenl Animas and Dealgns tor Of
ee Are Bald to Be Back of the
Men Iaaplriag These
Governor Mickey and the members of
tha South Omaha Board of Fire and Po
lice Commissioners are in corfennco thla
afternoon at ths Millard hotel. The con
ference ia for the Investigation of charge
that the board failed to enforce the Sun.
day closing law, and pursuant to an opin
ion handed down yestrrday by the attor
ney general, that the governor had the
right to -dismiss tha members of the
board for failure to perform their duties.
Friends of the board contend that their
political enemies are back of these
charges for the purpose of supplanting
them in' office. - ,
The governor was asked in reference
to a statement accredited to him to the
effect the republican nomlneea who will
constitute the .State Board of Equalisa
tion were under the domination of the
railroads, and in reply, said:
"I have not seen the article alleged
to have appeared in the World-Herald
quoting me, nor have I seen any World
Herald reporter at Lincoln or here. I
will say, however, that I am a republican
and aa such I want to see a board eleoted
that will compel the railroada to pay
their Just share of taxation.
"The purpose of my visit here Is to
have a conference with the Board of Fire
and Police Commissioners of South
Omaha. I do not know just what will be
dono. We are here just to talk over the
Prior to going up Into the conference
room at the Millard ' hotel. Governor
Mickey telephoned to South Omaha to
the chief of police, to have him hunt up
Joseph Spelts, who haa preferred charges
against the board for allowing the ea
loona of that city to keep open oa Sun
days, and have him present at the con
The members of the board present at the
conference were T. J. Nolan, George W.
Masson and A. A. Nixon.
Several bankers and Edson Rich, attor
ney for the Union Pacific, were also
waiting te have a conference with the
LUMBER TO J3U1LD A TOWN
Btaaeat Raft of Lost Ever Floated
Palled front Colombia River to
Towing enough lumber to build a town
In one huge raft Is denounced by ship
owners and navigators ot the Paclflo aa
a grave menace to ocean waterways, but
when 9,000,000 feet of lumber was trailed
through the Golden Gate a few days ago
the rebulldera of the devaatated city re
joiced. Thia monster raft was 716 feet
long, chained Into a cigar-shaped cradle,
fifty-five feet In beam and twenty-two
One vessel, the ateamer Francis H. Leg
gett, had a veritable floating Island in
tow, completing the Journey from the Co
lumbia river to the harbor of San Fran
Cisco In six days, without mishap. It waa
the greatest feat In the history of log
rafting on the Paclflo coast, no other raft
ever having been constructed . that con
tained more than 9,000,000 feet of lumber,
which la about tOO.OOO linear feet of pil
ing. Tha laat raft that waa started from the
Columbia river for San Francisco .went
adrift and broke up, and for months the
shipmasters who navigate along tha coast
from Cape Flattery to Cape San Lucas
were in constant - dread of foundering
upon some of the derelict piling. The
prevalence of fogs on the Paclflo coast
greatly enhances the dangen
It la now proposed to tow a 10,000,000
foot raft from the Columbia river to
Shanghai, China the first time such a
feat has been attempted. The Paclflo
shipowners are protesting against It ve
hemently.. Many efforts have been made
to Secure congressional interference, but
so far they have all been in vain.
Building operatlona in many parts of
San Francisco ' have been standing still
because of the inability of contractors to
get the piling necessary for foundation
work. The Paclflo northwest Is the only
corner In the world where It la possible
to And an almost inexhaustible supply of
treea that tower, straight aa a needle of
Cleopatra, to a height of 100 or 200 feet
without a limb. Such treea are splendidly
adapted to rafting on a mammoth scale.
The invention of the "floating cradlo"
haa been the greatest factor in promoting
log rafting on the Paclflo coast. The
earlier custom was to assemble the big
sticks on shore In a whale-shaped mass
resting upon timber foundations much s
a ship Is supported while under construc
tion. When it came to launching thla great
bundle of logs, however, the task was a
mighty one. The cumbersome craft
wouldn't launch, no matter how well the
ways were greased. Loggers say it was
like tugging at a mountain, and that the
patience of a "mountain-mover" waa In
dispensable to succesv Then so much
time was consumed in launching the un
wleldly craft and so much damage waa
done to It In the launching that necessity
waa called upon to mother a new process.
80 Robertson devised the "cradle," whicn
consists of a long series of immersed half
circles of wood, held In place by rib.
The entire structure is rlvlted and bolte-l
together, and when completed haa the
appearance of a skeleton of a great ship.
When finished ' this great timber re
ceptacle floats, anchored to a row of plica
at the edge of the river, where there Is
sufficient depth to allow it to rise and fall
with the tide. The logs are then lifted into
the cradle by derricks.
Jamea L. McLoughlin, a constructing en
gineer engaged in some of the rebuilding
enterprises In San Francisco, estimates
that at least 8.000.000,000 feet of lumber will
go into the reconstruction of the city. This
is almost a million miles, or four times the
distance from. the earth to the moon. Some
of the buildings that are' going up on made
land require SO, to 1,0) plies to support
the footings. The huge raft that Just ar
rived was sold to contractors and retail
lumbermen ' before ii came to anchor. In
Mission bay, and should another such raft
arrive tomorrow it would be bought up
with the aame avidity. Usually the arrival
ef so much lumber ' In bulk serves to
shorten the price. In the present Instance
the price has steadily advanced, despite Hie
raft or the fact that other raftk of the
aame monster proportions are building.
San Francisco la now using more than
90,000.000. feet of lumber a month, counting
in redwood as well aa fir and pine. The
lumber produced by the mllla In the United
Statee in 1M6 waa 3S.084.Itt.OM board feet,
and some San Francisco engineer says that
more than B,000,OOPOO feet will go Into the
rebuilding of the city, though, of course,
thla will be spreaid over a period of several
years. San Francisco Letter to New York
One ReSneel Minstrel. -
Tawb-sUo I?' tell m AUaiah ila,
why a one-legged man la like a po' fan man T
Interlocutor Why, no, William; that is a
little too deep for me. hy la a one-legged
man like a poor farm.
Tambo 'Cause he can t raise mo'n half a
crop of cawn.
Interlocutor Ladles and gentlemen, Mr.
Bllmber, the pleasing vocalist, will now
sing "Dearest, Wire Tour Feet on the
Door Mat; Ma Has Scrubbed." Chicago
GREAT LAKE UNDER EARTH
Two stream of Water I'nlte and
Tannel n Conrae t'nder
Month after month papera and magatlnea
publish glowing accounts of tho beauty and
grandeur of the lake of Switzerland, the
rlvere of Germany or the glaciers of Green
land. Tourists and globe trottera have
stood on the Alps, "gondolsted" In Venice
or climbed the Matterhorn, but how many
American tourists know anything ot the
wonders of their native land outside the
old schoolbook wonders of Niagara, 'Yellow
stone and ToemiteT '
In Oregon county, Missouri, and Fulton
county, Arkansas, are grouped Grand gulf.
Mammoth spring andLBprlng river, natural
curiosities so wonderful, so beautiful and
furnishing so many openings for Investors
that were they hid In the forests of Africa
or . within the shadow of the mountain
peaks of southern Europe artists would
haunt them wtth their sketch books and
poets would rave of the soul-inspiring
The Grand gulf is the crowning wonder
of the group. Two shallow streams about
one-fourth of a mile distant from each
other flowing In the earns direction over an
elevated plateau suddenly drop Into can
yons BOO feet deep.
These two canyons form a Junction half
a mile below, where they strike a mountain
lying directly across their path. This moun
tain has been tunneled by the action of the
water and the natural bridge thus formed
Is no less a curiosity and almost equal In
slse to the famous natural bridge of Vir
ginia. After passing through thla moun
tain the united stream strikes another
mountain and tunnels It for several hun
dred feet and then apreada out into an Im
mense underground lake, the area of which
has never been ascertained. Many parties
have entered the tunnel and picnics have
been held by torchlight on the margin of
the lake, but still It remains a mystery.
No light can exist long over the bosom of
the lake and nothing can be heard save the
far-away rumble of the waters as they
This underground bike la the reservoir
which supplies Mammoth spring, the larg
est aprlng In the world, with Ita 60,000 cublo
feet of water a minute. The most sur
prising feature In connection with this ex
traordinary natural curiosity la tha fact
that when these great canyons are filled
with water, even to the arch of the natural
bridge, hundreds of feet deep, the volume
of water In Mammoth aprlng la not In
creased. Mammoth aprlng covers eighteen aerea of
ground mo feet deep with crystal water.
Spanned by an Immense steel bridge, navi
gated by naphtha launches and flowing Its
80,000 cubic feet of water a minute over a
dam of solid masonry lit) feet long and
twenty-eight feet high, tt presents an ad
It la too beautiful for an attempt at de
scription and tha spring alone auppllea
water power equal to thousands of horse
power. It seems to hold Its own more se
rene than the pyramids and aa unchange
able aa the decrees of fate. ' Nothing affecta
tt. Ita purity remalna undlmmed when
showers of aprlng transform mountain
streams Into veritable sewers; cloudbursts
that drown wide valleys and drouths that
drive cattle to the distant lowlands neither
add to nor take from Ita constant, never
varying flow, and the keenest blast of old
winter that ever scaled the Osarka and
rushed as a conqueror down these sunny
slopes has never yet been able to capture
and Imprison In Its Icy fetters a , single
wavelet on the placid boaom of thla mighty
spring. Southwest Magaalne,
"THEY'LL FIND THE SAME"
Good nnd 111 to Be Fonnd Every
where A Movtnar Itory wtth
Martha Baker turned a flushed and trou
bled face toward the open hall door In re
sponse to a cheery call. Round her stool
the heap of her household goods a con
fusion of boxes and barrels and crate.
"Oh, Grandma Dean," she cried, ."I am
so glad to see you! Come In, If you can get
in, and sit down. Things are in a perfect
meas, and I am so discouraged aboot tt all I
But 1 am always glad to see you."
Grandma Dean, with her sweet, placid
face under tho soft wavea of white hair,
was beloved of all the village.
"Why are you discouraged, dear?" she
asked, as Martha paused. "It's all for the
best. Isn't it? And this new position is
really Just what Jim has wanted for years."
"Tea. But, grandma, to leave everybody
who has known me since I was a baby all
the dear friends, not to speak of mpther and
the girls; to sell our pretty little home when
we have only lived In tt a year; to go ao far
away to a atrange city, where we don't
know a soul" , The tears stole down Mar
tha's face as she concluded. "Of coarse I
don't say so to Jim, but sometimes I Just
"Martha," asked Sirs. Dean, "did I ever
tell you the story of the old Quaker? When
I waa married and we moved away from my
old borne It waa told to me. It has helped
me many times alnce. Tou see," she con
tinued, "this good old man was one day
driving to a distant town, and aa he was
going quietly along he met a man driving
a large moving wagon on which were piled
his household goods.
" Thee Is moving, friend?" asked the
" 'We had to.' the man replied, sourly.
'We had to get out of the neighborhood.
Such contemptible meanness as we found
In that community seema almost Incredi
ble.' 'Friend,' answered the old man, sadly,
thee'll find the same where thee la going.'
"A little farther on h met another man
with a similar load, and addressed the
driver aa before.
" 'Tea,' answered the old man, 'I'm sorry
to say so. We're leaving the beat neigh
bors a family ever had. -We'll never find
such friends again.'
" 'Oh, yes,' answered the old Quaker,
with a smile, 'thee'll And the same wher
avsr thee Is going.' "
The kindly old eyes, which had looked
long and wisely on human nature and had
found It the aame everywhere,, now gaaed
tenderly at Martha.
"Thank you, grandma." answered the
young wife, quietly. "From now on I'll
look only for good poo pi wherever we
may go." Touth'a Companion.
Borrows of the Rich.
The man who had mad UK, 000,000 In a few
rears looked downcast. .
"What's the matter hi friend asked.
"Why are you unhappy? Tea ought to be
thoroughly satisfied. Ton have made a
splendid fortune, yon are still la the prime
of Ufa and the workmen nave Just put
the finishing tounhea oa yonr floe frlr.ie
What mare do you wantf
That- Just it," the eUsoonaolata one
repUrd. Tastead of snovtnaj into ray pal
ace now and esjoyrag Ufa rve got to spend
Ave er six yeara boating through Bare
peaa Junk shop for dingy plot urea with
which to deeorata tha waiX "--Chicago
ICE TRUST IS ON THE RACK
Johi Dot, President f Demiiiat Ooi
earn, Charred with fchort Weigh.
COMPLAINTS ISSUED FOR HIS ARREST
Patrena Innble to Reetrnta Their
Patience Any Longer aad
Legal FUht la Bet In
The trust Ice firms are to be put to the
Iron of the law at last.
City Prosecutor Tom Lee Saturday morn.
Ing issued two complaints, each directed
against the Omaha Ice and Cold Storage
company and John A. Doe, Ita president,
charging the selling of underweight loe.
One of the complaints specifies that less
than 100 pounds waa delivered for a chunk
reputed to be and paid for at the rate of
100 pounds, and tha other a similar short
weighting on an alleged fifty-pound de
livery. Warrants were served on President Doe
and other officers of the company yesterday
and they will be arraigned In police court
Monday, the event marking a new phase of
the local struggle sgainst the tactics ot (he
Omaha Ice and Cold Storage companf.
which controls the situation.
Prosecutor Lee has been trying to get
evidence to warrant prosecution under a
new ordinance covering the matter for
some time, but haa met with difficulty be
cause householders were perfectly willing
to complain of short weights, but refused
to give evidence In court or come out in
the open against the Ice concerns. At last.
however, C. W. Eckerman, manager for the
Smith-Premier Typewriter company, and C.
L. Ransom, a civil engineer, both living In
Bemla park, concluded they had been
cheated out of too many pounds of tha
precious ice to let the abuse go on any
Some Ronte Men Insolent.
Besides this, Mr. Eckerman asserts that
some of the route men on the wagons are
Insolent and Insulting to women and refuse
to answer otvll and pertinent questions.
Mr. Eckerman related the conditions aa
he knew them to Mayor Dahlmsn the other
day and tha executive responded that he
had secured the passage of a city law. de
signed to protect the consumer, bnt.that
enforcement lagged because complaining
witnesses were not disposed to come out In
the open and make a light. Mr. Eckerman
found that one reputed fifty-pound delivery
weighed exactly thirty-one pounds, while
Mr. Ransom discovered on one occasion he
received but seventy-one pounda when he
paid for an even hundred. The two men
went to the police station Saturday morning
and told Prosecutor Lee they would back
up their complaints with works. This waa
what Lee haa been trying to obtain and he
immediately issued and signed the requisite
"We will do everything we can to secure
full ice weights." said the prosecutor. "I
think we have evidence In this case to con.
vtct the company and Ita employes."
FRUIT FOR . THE HEALTH
Medical Men Agree that Fmtt Aelda
Kill Germa la tha
Medical men seem now to be agreed en
the great medicinal value of fruit, whloh,
like salt, haa long been a bone of conten
tion among them. Eminent scientists have
contended that salt was to blame for can
cer, and equally eminent men have been
equally certain that the orange and lemon
caused serious disorder.
Tet now they are Anally agreed appar
ently that the 'adds in fruit are nature s
disinfectants for the stomach and the ali
mentary canal, and that none of the or
dinary germa which are dangerous te the
health can thrive In fruit Juke.
There are three kinds of these acids
cltrio, mallo and tartaric. Tartaric acid la
found In grapes, citric acid In cranberries,
lemons and oranges. The principal acid
found In other fruits la mallo add, which
la present In apples.
The pear and blackberry contain the
least acid, only about one-fifth of 1 per
cent. The strawberry, prune and currant
contain t per cent, the orange, peach,
apricot, blackberry and raspberry from 4
to 6 per cent, the plum a little lesa and
the grape 14 per cent the greatest amount
of sugar of any of the fruits.
The currant la acid, although it contains
three tlmea as) much sugar aa acid, and
even the lemon contains more sugar than
The easiest way to be sure
of a comfortable trip is to
get a ticket for one of the
Rock Island's fine through
trains leaving Omaha.
3:25T A. M.
8:1 A; M.
4:0? P. M.
owa Limited - - - 6:3? P. M.
acid, although to the tax I la enter
aold. The strawberry haa six tfrnes -i
much sugar aa ald and the cherry ten
times aa much.
Therefore, all these fruits are valuable,
aa they kill the germa In the stomach.
St. Louis Republic
MADE FORTUNE FROM 44 CENTS
emethla Abont the Meteoric Rise ot
tho Men Who Boacht John
MeCnll's Heme. '
Abraham White, the New Tdrker who
made a fortune of over $2,onn,ono by the
sudden rise in Union and Southern Pacific
shares on the Stock exchange, ia a sturdily
built, modest looking man, whom keen In
sight and business daring that even sur
prises Wall street haa brought to the front
About $700,000 of hla winnings White has
spent for Shadow Lawn, the palace-llko
country home built near Long Branch by
the late John A. McCall when he waa pres
ident of the New Tork Life Insurance,
company. Tha property la said to have
"My wife haa the most beautiful voice
In America," aald White, In part explana
tion, ot hla purchase. The magnificent
mualo hall in the house Mr. White thinks
will tempt his wife, who haa refused to
sing In public, to sing before parties ot
their friends. A couple of weeka ago Mr.
and Mrs. White drove to Shadow Lawn
from the resort where they were staying
and went through the house, but not with
any Intention ot buying It. At that time
White called hla wlfe'a attention to the
unusual attractions offered the musically
Like Samuel Byerley, the expreaa com
pany olerk, who made $10,000 by bidding
for Panama bonds "on a postage stamp,"
White made his first coup from 44 cents
Invested In postage stamps. It waa Just
ten years ago that the Cleveland adminis
tration waa selling bonds, and White bid
on $8,000,000 of them, receiving $1,500,000.
whloh he aold at a profit ot $iv0,0U0. For
yeara he waa known In Wall street aa the
postage stamp financier. White has a
warm spot In hla heart for men with nervo
and haa had Byerley elected vice president
of the Abraham White Bonding company,
a newly organised concern. Byerley'a
pleasure trip to Europe now turns out to
be a bualnoaa affair, he having gone to es
tablish foreign branches ot the bonding
"I'm going to call It my Union Paclflo
house," said White, "because I've made
my olean-up on U. P." Then ho told how
he had bulled the stock from 140 up and
how at luncheon on Friday had bought 100
shares ot stock each minute, clearing up a
total of $3,000 during the meal. White has
two -houses In St. Louie and expects to
divide the year between the three place.
What he paid for Shadow Lawn la not
definitely known, the seller saying It waa
"aomething under $m00." The actual price
la believed to be nearer HOO.QpO. Off era of
110,000, $26,000 and $H,000 more than the price
he paid had been made by other Wall street
men, made suddenly rich In tha laat few
day, but White says he will not part with
the property. He and his wife have no
children and when they die White say tha
house will be left to some charity.
The new owner of the MoCall place had
rather a peculiar start aa a financier. H la
now a yeara old and came to thla city from
Texas about twenty yeara ago. He waa
bora In La Grange, Tex., and started out
to support himself when he waa II years
old. He had made considerable money be
fore he waa H, but baa always been a spec
ulator and had many upa and downs In the
first year of hla business career In thla olty.
White had one of hla reversals of fortune
during the panto year of "33, and for tha
next three yeara he was not sailing on tha
high tldea of prosperity. It waa In 1SW that
he first blossomed out aa a financier, and
bought his bonds on 44 cento worth of poet-
age a ramps, borrowing the money to make
necessary payments from Russell Sage, who
after looking Into- the scheme made ad
vances to White without getting any se
curity for the loans.
Shortly before the death of Mr.' McCall,
last February, he sold the Long Branch
place to Myron H. Oppenhelm and three
associates for a mere fraction of Its cost.
The sum paid by Mr. Oppenhelm and hla
associates waa only a trifle above tha
amount of two mortgages placed on It by
Mr. McCall. who used the money to reim
burse the New Tork Life for witii ha had
advanced to Andrew Hamilton. The Oppen
helm syndicate purchased tha property aa
a speculation and made a good profit on the
sale to Mr. White Philadelphia Preaa,
If you have anytwng to trade advertise
It In the For Exchange column of The
Bee Want Ad page.
Tickets and full
information at this
F. P. Rutherford
Div. Pass. Agt
1323 Farxxam St.
The Last Week of the C re 1 1
Uldsnmmer Clearing Sale
The balance of nllf htly used nnd
second hand pianos ok our fourth
floor co oa aala tomorrow with
fresh reductions In .price and
while the assortment Is net so
larre as whort this sale com
tnenced, this week buyers will Had
surprising reductions on, those In
ntruments of the hit heat ualtty,
String yen the wf, beat . piano
chance of the ponri
Don't Put B OH !
bUTLIIHAV la ftfeiilV-iLV ff IIH
LAhT LUV UK THh. HALh -
riae ur iane--r-thJh-,
ererhasie4 b rtrul-hed, pica
Btelnway -ri ( 91Qt)f)6-
Vb A tfea T-VMI
and twenty other elewa, to HOkH
FeeonuVhand rprtght Jrtanaa;
Irrraat lona,,,,,,,,s),V-VtKl -
Hoffman,,,, , , , v , ,t-.tK
Erb , , lSa.OQ
and 'many' ethers, Including' make
UMn the Mea-i-r Sne, AtuiTles. lf
Uirt M. Cnble, Iesti, HiUilHgt..,
' '. - , , ,
St Bona, eto all ' polished and aloa
i iiti. at oiit-.ta.. j-,.ir jta..
be sure to pay our tr store sj
vielt of inspection. Our stock ef aw)
pianos ia nut only by far the targeaJ
nut equally incomparable In ".u-AUjCj
No ether piano bouse ertthtn tb bitay
drrd milea can show . aa coanpsete a'
-lora oi ine great eteinway e ms.
pianos, acknowledged by all Tha!
King of Pianos," Btejmr Sun.
Kmerson. Hardmaa, A. B. Chaae, Mo
Phail, Kurtsman. - Mueller, Rradrord
and twenty other kinds, prtond te save
from 7B to $160.00 under our system,1
Call or writ for oataloguea and prleea
and terms. We ship planoa every.'
where. Moner back if not u w.nM.1
Over 600 Pianos In Stock. .
181118 Farnant St. .Omaha.
n xoi.-iu ran
THE BARS OF FASHION
Are not set up against the Double
Breasted Sack Coat this year. It's
Just as popular as ever Just as
wearful as ever Just as natty as
ever Just as comfortable as ever.
1 We are showing some specially
imported North of England
Worsted in tha new dark grays
. and slightly brown shades. They
will make up splendidly In the
longer-than-lost-year Coat styles
and will wear like leather.
Suits to meaure, $26 to $50.
Where good clothes come from.
04-aoe South Sixteenth Street.
'Phone Douglas 1808,
Meat Door to Wabash Ticket Offloa"
The Importance oi
-. SOUND NERVES
Ta nam Ties at seun aerret, aa.
taselrea sr ear weakness, tt u
SrnaUat leaelti( W BMoatt. Break,
eyaa aur ta oaaie t everyone
4 at ia ttate the rta eaaaiia
aroaer eafislunea4 ta aid aatat to
-4 at the HI.
GRAY'S NERVE FOOD PILLS
la a aerre foes aal Utile taat alerOs - aa4
MrauMl relief at sock a tiae (er weak aear.
aerroti areatrettea. leas a( aspettu aa4 aaulr
n weaeatlr riser, weakest.! ef atxeai sever ex
wH.nl aiaeaae ef tee aerre a-ut, The la-tsor-ata
ta am aa4 reetere rsuiatul -Itallir te eaea
arfaa. All aaere reoeounea tbeca. Cempo4ea-a
Di4MtUUl free I'.reiUaJ1. Price, bea lLr. full
earee (I kexeaj II M r aull a rsoelat ef prkaa.
Sberman & McDonnell DrugCo.
18th and Dodge, Omaha.
Use BX i to oaaatarai
Irntaueae er aioerettiat
el aiaea aeaeiua
Ii L mmd . uln .
I'MlYUUliSUSIMiUa. feat er 1
Find them very day
by watching 'the an
nouncements in THE
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