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MILLIONS FOR THE RIVERS
Concren to Be Uretd to Vak Liberal
TroTiiion for Wgterwaya
HENRY 1. CLARKE ON THE SITUATION
Wo Will Bo Closed
AH Day Thursday
Every body prefers electric light because
NERNST LAMPS mean
IPc would tike to have
A 'Phone Doug. 7291
BLAME - FOR COAL FAMINE
Fault, Seem to bs Lis Between "Railroads
and Tboasrhtless Ihippert.
LATTER FAIL TO ORDER SOON ENOUGH
' . ii.itorlntion Companies llu (
Provide. Cnrs nuri General Con
nexion Emiri When
Some one linn slipped a cog in nut pro
viding in time of plenty for the bad years.
Some railroad officials have not Uld in a
sufficient supply of coal ducjnj the sum
mer months to provide against a shortage
whim the railroads are taxed in the grain
lnuling season, and when cold weather
akc railroading hard. For this negloct
tho railroads are now having to seise
many cars of coal as they come from the
mine Instead of letting them go to the
While this may be given as an excusu
in many towns, still the fault, It Is said,
is not entirely with the railroad. Many
if the dealers In I he state ha,ve tailed to
order cokl when thivy should and tho Into
cold snap found them with empty liins
and now, with tho prospects of more cold
weather coming, they are again in the
lurch when the railroads are unnhle, for
various reasons, to deliver Uic coul as H
is ordered. Merchants and dealers in tho
smaller towns put up the excuse to the.
public that the roads won't give tueai cms
for coal, but In many Instances this hns
peon run down and It was shown tht tho
dealers had ordered no coal.
The fact remains, however, that on
.soma of the roads where the greatest
shortage now exist some one has failed
to lay In enough coul for emergency for
the engines and th railroad companies
are havln to resi rl to the grab law and
lake what conl 'In... can get their liHnds
..ii. diverting ii :'' the Jobbers and
dealers to their ov. u urv.
Land Aei Must Pn n.
i;pon recclni of o.,v 1. of the ruling of the
Interstate .Coiuui". iiiinissuiii vi ca.iva-
day morntim I""'" c cut
ofT all pulses to l u d .iirents, October 12
ihe commission M.;i..un.-'d H ruling ajpilnrt
the land agents, savin that transportation
could be Issued only to actual employes of
the company or those dependent upon them.
Nothing has been shown by the commis
sion whereby it intend to recede from lu
stand or to modlfthat ruling, holding Unit
land agents In ths business of soiling pri
vate landa on a commission cannot be con
sidered as working for the railroad com
panies when the only direct gain the rail
iod companies get is to haul the buyers
and to have the country settled. The com
panies cannot make employe of this class
of men. fur the relation is not that of a
h.ina tide employe when pay is but nominal
or paid in passes.
The course of the Illinois Central in Im
mediately stopping the issuance of pfc.
ia commended by the corainlssiuu. The
.ommission also says It Is Its duly to pre
vent further dobeoiencs of the orders and
most cordially invited
GREAT WHITE LIGHT
you investigate, because
Nebraska Nemst Company
Fifteenth and Harney Streets
consequently the western lines are all fall-1
ins iuto line ami calling in their outstand
The Illinois Central is again seriously
considering adopting the gasoline motor for
Its suburban service In Chicago which runs
along the lake front. Since Harriman has
u oo ulrod the Illinois Central that line Is
becoming more Interested In things I'nion
Pacific, and as two kinds of service are
required on the surburban the motor ear
1 looked upon as just ubout the right
thing to fill the bill. Four tracks are used
along the lake front In Chicago fof the
suburban service two for local stops and
two for express trains, which do not stop
1,. C. Fiu-h, asslwtant to President Hura
lian of the Illinois Central, has made a
special study of motor-cars for this line
and concerning; the L'nlou Paeilic cars
"Tlvj type of im tor car of which the
Union Pucitic is using six," he said, "has
so far proved to be the most useful and
practical. We sent ii representative to in
spect the cur and he reported favorably on
it. Bo far as I kuow thero is a possibility
of their being given u trlnl on our interur
bun service, although there has been noth
ing said or done up to the present about
any ilctlnite action.
"It it is decided to take 'actVoif In tile mat
ter a most thorough investigation will be
made before anything Is done. The ques
tion may come up officially at any time. I
understand that the motor cars used by
tho t" n ion Pnciric in Kansas can accommo
date one or two trailers. If such Is the
case It would Klve greater satisfaction than
the type of ear which can only run itself.
During tho Inst month records have been
kept of the six cars now in use and ope. a
ted between Leavenworth and Lawrence,
distance thirty miles; Loup City. Neb., and
St. Paul, thirty-nine miles; Beatrice, and
"Lincoln, thirty-nine, miles; Kearney and
Callaway, Neb., nlxty-Mve miles. The mo
tor mukes one round trip dally on each of
these runs and lias been late only -H per
'Officials who ore Interested in the car
and have been watching It say that the
gasoline motor car Is lietter and cheaper
than electricity or steam. So successful
have these cars been In their tests that the
management of tho Harriman lines have
ordered tn more cars to be built to be
used in the west and southwest."
NOVEl.TIKS Frenaer. loth and Dodge.
HIGH STANDARD FOR DRUMMERS
Traveling; Men Mast Be Gentlemen If
ot Christians. Mars One
"The traveling men of today must be a
gentleman. If nat a, 'Christian.'.' i-aid W..C.
Metlln of Rockford, 111., who Is himself One
of the drummers" fraternity. Mr. Metlln
attended the Torrey meetings while in the
city. "We have more than i.oCO active
members in our Gideon organization." he
uld. "This organisation is a Christian so
ciety for traveling men only. You would be
surprised at the number of trsvcllng men
who really have profound convictions on
thed matters. They don't wear long faces.
ia food food food for brain, food for brawn, food that Is
strengthening, that gives energy and courage. Without a proper
appreciation of this great fundamental truth no cation can rise
As an article of food, soda crackers are being used more and
more every day, as is attested by the sale of nearly 400,000,000
packages of Unaada Biscuit which have come to be recog
nized as the roost perfect soda cracker the world has ever known.
And so Uneeda Biscuit will soon be on every table at
every meal, giving life, health and strength to the American people,
thus in very truth becoming the backbone of the nation.
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
to attend our opening display of
of its convenience and other advantages,
eecWc light at the cost of eas.
sunlight quality of Illumination. .
electric tight at one-half the former cost.
we know the result will
but that Is unnecessary. It Is their busi
ness to be bright and sociable and witty,
but. under this exterior they are men of
heart and mind, with a high moral stand
ard." TOILET SETB rreiiSKr, iiiih and Podge.
REAL ESTATE LEgTsLATION
Measures Proposed by Exchange In
Imnhn for Action by the
What measures the Real Estate exchange
will advocate this winter before the legisla
ture will be left to a legislative committee
of ttve, which was appointed at the weekly
meeting Wednesday, as follows: W. L.
Selby, J. W. Robbins, D. C. Patterson. E.
A. Henso": and" J. N. Freniser. The real
?stote men will be Interested In any amend
ment from uny quarter which may be pro
posed to the landlord and tenant law, and
will probably be active In the matter of
terminal taxation of railways.
Secretary Tukey read a letter from the
office of citv building inspector showing
KjS building permits for the year thus far,
an increase of 25 per cent over last year,
with a month yet to go.
E. A. LenHon volunteered the. Informa
tion that IjO permits had been taken out
In HeiiBon this year, and AY. L. Selhy prom
ised to speak for Dundee ut the next meet
Ins. Alex. Charlton Was appointed u delegate
to t lie Rivers and Harbors congress, which
mcits In Washington next month.
A jOc meal for
25c at the Karbach res-
CHARITY CONFERENCE HERE
National President and
Will Meet with Others Ii
O mail a
Secretary Mollis of the Associated Chari
ties received word Wednesday from Rev.
J. Reusing, state president of Nebri.ska
Conference of.ChariUes und Corrections,
saying a meeting of the conference
ben called for Omaha December 2ft.
Alexander Johnson, national secretary
Amos W. Hutler of Indianapolis, national
president, are expected to be in Omais
cn the day pf the conference. A conference
of local charities will be held In a few
days to srtange for the meeting.. List
year the conference was held at Kearney.
Mangum Co.. LETTER SPMCIALISTa
OLD GALLAGHER HOME SOLD
Residence at Tnentr-Klilh nod Dons
las tioes to W. .. Paston, Jr.,
for Fifteen Thousand.
Mrs. Ben Gallagher has sold the old
Gallagher homestead at the southwest
corner of Twenty-sixth and Douglas
streets to W. A. Paxton, Jr. The price Is
ssld to have been somewhere near $IS,flon.
The house Is an old one and one of the
landmarks of the neighborhood. Mis.
Gallagher jiow lives In a fine new home
il i on ly-eignin Hmi jacason streets.
be that you will choose
POLICE OFFICER FALLS DOWN
Uncertain is Hit Ideitificatieu of
Clerks 8ellinr Whisky.
ON THIS BASIS COURT DISMISSES CASE
Two More Pharmacists Are Released
by Judge Crawford, Offering
Alibis to Counteract Charges
Arb lust Them.
Two mure drug store men were released
from custody In police court Wednesday
morning on the charge of selling whisky
Sunday. November 18. In violation of the
Slocumb law. Albert B. lllnterlotifc, a
druggist at the Bell pharmacy. Sixteenlh
and Nicholas streets, was discharged alter
an extended hearing. Jllnterlnng proved an
airtight alibi by the testimony of several
witnesses, although Officer Waters said he
bought whisky from the defendant Sunday
The case against Wjlllaju Knoth, a cleik
at tho Schaefer pharmacy,, Sixteenth and
Chicago streets, was, provocative of a hard
fought battle between . ithe city prosecutor
and the attorney who represented many of
tho drug store, men. Officer Waters un
equivocally identified Knoth ns the clerk
who sold him a Ixittla of whisky Sunday
afternoon. The check given with the pur
chase, showing the initial of Knoth as the
salesman, was also In evidence, but Knoth
had an abundance of witnesses to prove
he was not on duty when the whisky was
bought by Officer Waters.
The question whether the beverage was
whisky or some other concoction was raised
and then settled by Officer Waters, who
I took a generous draught, made a wry face
I nd testified without doubt that it was
whisky of doubtful quality.
Case la IHnnlineil,
The case was finally dismissed by Judge
Crawford, who said:
"The testimony in this case Is clear and
I would have no trouble in its disposition
If It were mil for the fuit that It wua ahnwn
In the other rasea tried Tuesday that Officer
Waters is not Infallible In his identification
f,f flip nerivonM from nhnm ha hnnirlit
whisky. There Is considerable doubt In this
case and It would appear the whisky had,
In fact, been sold by the defendant, but on
account of the preponderance of evidence
In favor of the defendant and the fact that
Officer Waters erred . In the Identlilcatjon
of a case yesterday, I will resolve the doubL
In favor of tho defendant and dismiss the
The case which the judge had reference to
was that of Mr. Lis of Sherman k. Mr.
Connell who was discharged In court Tues
day morning. Officer Waters identified LUs
as the clerk who sold him whisky, but It
was proven that Lisa was not on duty at
the time. Officer Waters' had no corrobora
tive evidence, as Officer Russell, the other
member of Chi.T Ionahue's "whisky
brigade." was not with him at the time of
the purchase of Sherman A McConncll.
Remotes Penaltv Inflicted k.
the Court. 1
Mayor Dahlmun Wednesday morning re
mitted the fine of Marion p. MoClung. the 1
druggist clerk lined in Ihe police court Tues- !
day morning for selling whisky in viola- j
tlon of the Hlocumh law. The mayor ex- ,
plained that after he learned of the man-
tier In which McClung was convicted in !
the police court and had considered Mc- f
filing's good reputation, he was persuaded j
lo remit the fine. Mr. McClung Is t years i
of ae and has worked tnenty-flvo years
at Farnsnorth's drug store. 2115 Cumins !
street. Mr, McClung Intended to appeal
the case had the mayor not remitted the I
Mr. McClung was one of fifteen to be (
caught by the police "whisky brigade." j
He swore he sold whisky to Officer Waters
and entered the sale on his book, but failed
to ask whether the whisky was to be uii4 I
...,,....,. ('uiiiom-.i or was tor an or
dinary Sunday thirst. Policeman Waters
went about in plain clothes and bought j
whisky at fifteen drug stores. Eleven of 1
those arrested have been discharged. thiu
are yet to I tried, while McClung was ths
only one fined of those already tried.
'-teraatloual Lire Stock Eaposltlo
t fblraso December 1-8.
IH.73 for the round trip via the Chicago
Great Western railway. Tickets on sals
December 1st to tth. Iteturn limit Decem
ber loth. For further Information apply to
W. O. Davidson, O. P. and T. A.. 1512 Far
naui St., Omaha, Neb.
Lama (or Hlsbrr Kdoestlnn.
Burdened with an Insatiate desire for
hither education n1 also to get on to the
ropes of tint new "Karnagle" spelling, Wil
liam Hayes of Ame tried to break Into a
night school Tuesday evening and was
lined tb and corns lor his pel r rn.an. o in
uolles court adiiesdav morning. !
had cnllevted a riimwr or drinks wh. h In
eorlate but d not cii'wr aud conseouontlr
prniu iru gr.t.a i., the om'.Iais t
, ..l't fhil.
! President of the Mlssnnrl Hirer Ira-
pro r meat Association Tells
What Mlaht Re Done
for that stream.
Henry T. Clarke, president of the Mis
souri River Improvement association and a
member of the executive committee of the
National Rivers and Harbors congress, is
quits enthusiastic over the prospects for
the meeting of the congress at Washington
next month. He wants all who can mako
tho trip to go and take part In its pro
ceedings. Speaking of the congress and Its
purposes, Mr. Clarke says: ,
"Some weeks ago I called attention to
the first call for a natlonnl rivers and har
bors congress, which meets In Washington
December and 7. I wish to call this
matter to fusther attention, as tho time is
near at hand for the gathering of this
great body of representative men from tho
Atlantic to tho Paeltlc and the lakes to the
gulf, who come of one accord In the In
terest of the rivers, harbors and water
ways of our country for the purpose of em
phasizing tho action of this congress which
was held January 16 and 17 last In Wash
ington making unanimous icquest of our
senators and representatives in congress to
appropriate $-'VO,ooo,000 annually for the rivers
and harbors of our country. This money Is
to be used under the direction of the en
gineers of tho War department and con
gress, many of which undertakings have
already been asked for and approved
amounting to several hundred millions of
dollars. These resolutions were passed
unanimously by the congress, which was
composed of the representative people of
more than half of the states In the union.
It was my privilege to bo a reprcscntaUvo
from Nebraska, with others from many
points on the Missouri river, Including
Sioux City, Decatur, St. Joseph and many
other cities. . This congress honored me,
with fourteen others, as on executive com
mittee, to do all that was in our power
to encourage people who were Interested lu
this great undertaking to push forward the
education of our peoplo In the Interest of
these great harbors and waterways.
Trnnamlaslaslpnl (onsrru Interested.
"I have Just returned from four days at
the TransinisslsHlppi congress at Kansas
City, which was one of tho largest and most
successful congresses that was ever held
in this transmlsstsslppl country, and was
addressed by Secretary of 8tate Root, Sec
retary of the Treasury Shaw and several
governors and senators, members of con
gress, W. J. Bryan of our own state, Mr.
Barrett, the United States minister to Co
lumbia, and many other distinguished men.
The rivers, harbors and waterways of our
country wag the most prominent thing be
fore the convention. All were unanimous
in pushing forward this great work and
emphasizing the action of the national riv
ers and harbors congress held in Wash
ington last January in asking IMI.00O.OUO a
year for putting our rivers, harbors and
waterways in condition, and asking for a
large attendance at the rivers and harbors
congress, which meets in Washington De
cember 6 and i. '
'I wish, as a member of the executive
committee, . to ask the representative men
and commercial bodies and cities through
out our states along this great river to
Join in making this the grandest congress
ever held In the city of Washington. I an
ticipate having the pleasure Of meeting the
peoplo there from all sections of the United
States to Join in asking congress to make
It possible to put the harbors of Baltimore,
Philadelphia and other cities lu shape that
the largest vessels drawing thirty-live feet
of water may enter same, and to put the
Missouri river and all others in condition
to carry the commerce of the country.
No state Is more Interested In this than
Nebraska and those bordering on the Mis
souri, the greatest of all rivers. For i,2w)
miles It is tho greatest waterway In the
world, and titty years ago was navigated
by the largest steamers from St. Louis to
Fort Benton; then many portions of the
river were, full of snags, which are now
eliminated, snme being used for lumber
and wood. There Is no reason why this
great river should not be utilized, and mod
ern steamboaiS bu'lt of steel and In com
partments, and bargox, also built of steel
In compartments, carrying the freights for
one-half of what we are paying today; the
hay. wheat and outs from the upper parts;
the hay, wheat, oats, corn and other prod
ucts from Nebraska and the lower river.
Few, if any rivers In the world, have so
much productive land adjoining, little or no
marshes, but a productive soil.
"I want, to urg" U'n people throughout
this great valley to Join us In this congress
at Washington. IjpX all progressive citizens
go, either as Individuals or representatives '
of organisations, so indicating to our mem
bers in congress the desire of the people
of this great volley to improve the Water
ways of our great country from the east to
the weft, and the north to the south, and
reducing the rates of transportation, as It
can lie done In no other way.
Millions Spent on River.
' Let me eay in thl connection that many
millions of money has been spent on the
Missouri river from the SO's and 90's largely
shove and below Lelngton, Mo., with very
little purpose, driving piles, using brush
and rock to make permanent Improve
ments. Major Chittenden of the United
States army, In charge of the work for
many years, ylsited points on this great
river some years ago and assured me that
If he could get the money he could control
the river, but would not undertake to do It
as had been done in the paet by driving
piles and use of rock. My views , of caring
for this river are to let the engineers study
Its vagaries, and protecting the banks
from erosions, similar to the work done by
Messrs. Paxton and King of the Union
Stock yards at South Omaha, who at a
small expense protected their own lands
and accumulated much, having the use of
a steamer or terry poat to uo mo same,
using sand Instead of rock, which would not
cost as much by a twentieth part, and an
swering the same purpose when covered !
with silt. With' a small steamer to police
this river in reaches of one hundred miles
or less and barges to carry the machlneiy,
cattle and material, I would t able to
protect the banks from erosion and with a
dredge to dredge through the sand bars
and straighten the river, give us a much
better channel than we had forty or fifty
years ago. We could thus save much valua
ble soil, much of It worth JluO
an acre snd save the homes and
energies of one or two generations, nlitoh
could be protected at a very moderate cost.
I think the government should protect the
banks, and dredge through the sand bars
In places, and let the river deepen Its chan
nel and make It better for navigation.
"You may ask why there are uo boats on
the Missouri river foday. I think thut our
largest merchants who were In business
In Omaha, Kansas City, 81. Joseph and
other cities along this river In the late 60',
70's and fo'n would say, 'rebates. With re
bates a thing of the past, they will Join us
now in making It possible that Omaha und
other cities along this river utilize its
power to the benefit of themselves and the
"Parties attending this congress should
take a certificate stating their purpose to
attend the National Rivers and Harbors
congress at Washington, and on presenting
same receive a return ticket at one-third
of the regular fare." -
More and Safe C'nre for Croup.
When a man finds a good thing It is
natural that h? should wish to share ills t
good fortune with others. Mr. Henry Uolz
of Hillsborn, Iowa, Is not an exception to
this rule. He says: "I have used Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy in my family for
years. As a croup cure it has ao equal. 1
am satislied that It saved my boy's life and
take pleasure in recommending It."
Births and Deaths.
The following births and deaths v:i
rported to the Hoard of Health during
tlv twenty-four hours ending Wednesday
Rlrths John Boyies, Central hospital,
boy; John Kola. Douglas county hospital,
boy; KdwiHd Mattes. H:';t Canton, irlrl: F.
N. Peterson, '1-22 Fowler avenue, hoy;
James F. Murphy. Pierce, girl; Chris
Peterson, IMS North Twentieth. ?irl; Carl
Swensou. S13 South Twenty-fifth avenue,
bov; Howard Wright. 2jU North liigli
teenth, girl; J. P.. Henderson. R11S Martha,
girl; Henry Jones, 201S North Twenty-first,
Deaths Mrs. Martha Sorenson, 113 F.r
sklnc. 61: Anna M. Piatner ntZl Csss, M;
Mrs. F.slher Westerfleld. 617 Fiftieth ave
nue., 70; Ruby BJnrek. 2"' South Twentv
seventh: Mrs. E. Kr.'-is, 2311 Spaulding. 46
(lets trvily x LaacaAiver.
Syrup of Figs appeals to the cultured tnd the
well-informed and to the healthy, because Its
component parts are simple and wholesome
and because it acta without disturbing the
natural functions, aa it is wholly free from
every objectionable qaalitr or substance. In
the process of manufacturing figa axe used, as
the are eleasant to the taste, but the medici
nal virtues of Svtup of Figa are obtained from
a excellent combination of plant known to
h muHdnallT laxative and to act most bene
ficially. To get
the genuine manufactured by the
Vt sale sf stt leasiif Prs(tit. Is
a sf Us
II. B. PETERS.
of Merchants Hold, the) popular
hostelry for the) nnny of hankew
and rancher who visit Omaha.
We believe we are the popular
tailors for visiting bankers, mer
chants, rauchmen and out-of-town
people generally, as well as for
that class of Oruahans who want
Kood-i'Ittlng, well-made, stylish
tailoring; nt moderate prices.
We have built up the largest
tailoring business tn Omaha.
Such an extensive tailoring bust
ness is not nn accident. It is a
structure built upon the enduring
foundation of meritorious materi
als, plus perfect workmanship. Be-caut-e
our tailoring is individual,
we plcBse the Individual for whom
we tailor. We give you personal
attention. Execute your order aa
if It were the only one on our
The tailoring that pleases 100
Oruahans each week most likely
would please you.
FirBt--laes Suits to order. 93
'Phone Doug. 18M. M-SOS S. lath St.
Next Door to Webash Ticket Offie.
FAMILY TAKEN FROM HOVEL
Mother an Foair Mttle Children R
moved from Resort Condemned
Four small children, scantily dressed and
evidently poorly fed, were taken, together
with their mother. Mrs. Kthel Hyde, from
a hovel at 507 South Thirteenth street.
The children were taken to the De
tention home by Special Officer Mogy Bern
stein and the mother was arretted by Offi
cer Wooldrldge and sent to the matron's
department in the city jail for a thorough
cleaning and fumigating.
.The mother said she was en artist and
had evidently seen better days. The house
was poorly heated und the children were
dressed in a variety of costumos. One of
the little glrjs wus wearing a largo pair of
men's trousers and presented a grotesque
but pitiful appearance. The children will
be kept at the Detention home unless tha
mother shows a disposition to mend her
Rnllding permits Issued: Henry Truke,
Twentv-ninth and Maltha. II.SIO dmelllng;
Reed Pros.. 2714 Marie, l.tuu dwelling.
ita beneficial eff ecta buy ,
srtrimal rcf, . !( ti tell
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