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SECOND GREAT ANNUAL CLEARANCE
Starts Saturday, December 29th, at 8:00 A. ML Sharp
and continues until sufficient room is made for our Spring Merchandise
Our Clearance Sale of last year was the Greatest Sale Ever Inaugurated in the City of Omaha and the result was that our store was simply
packed for days by eager shopper The Great Clearance Sale this year will be much greater owing to the fact that we are heavily overstocked in all
departments, and the wonderful bargains will be more numerous.
Thousands of dollars worth of Stylish New Ladies9 Garments to be sold at
Less Than 50 Per Cent of Their Regular Price.
Everything to be Sacrificed, Regardless of Cost Nothing Reserved.
We Mention Just a Few of the Great Bargains:
S0 Ladies' Tailored Suits at more than SO per cent off.
300 long loose Novelty Coats, all prices will sell at SO per cent off.
100 Ladies' long Cravenette Coats will sell at SO per cent off.
2S Ladies' Fur Lined Coats will sell at 50 per cent off. .
IS Children's Coats, regular $7.50 garment, $3.98.
1?0 Misses' long loose Coats, $15.00 value, $3.98.
All Skirts one half off the regular price. 500 skirts to select from:
All Waist, about one half off the regular price. All new waists.
Opra Wraps and Gowns at more than one half off.
Riding Habits, Silk Suits and Jackets, 50 per cent off.
Furs and Fur Jackets at Greatly Reduced Prices.
Absolutely No Alterations, Exchanges or Refunds of Money Made During This Sale
Omaha's Greatest Clearance Sale Starts Saturday, December 29th, at 8:00 A. M. Sharp
Tho Now Cloak Shop
Authorities on Style
1517 Farnam Street
BEYERIDGE ON CHILD LABOR
EenaUr from Indiana Addreww Kabrask
Stat Teachers' Convention.
WILLIAM J. BRYAN INTRODUCES HIM
- Awfml Effecta of Greet Wnloh Feed
Upo the Uvea of Little Chil
dren Are Graphically
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Deo. 28. (Special Telegram.)
The State Teachers' association meeting
closed tonight with an addreaa by United
Rtiitea Senator Beverldge. . The occasion
was made more Interesting by the fact
that W. J. Bryan Introduced the speaker,
It being remembered that these two ex
changed compliments In speeches at Lin
coln during the campaign. While making
his speech Mr. Bryan managed to get di
rectly In front of Mr. Beverldge. While
In this position he said, Intending to com
pliment Mr. Beverldge on his child labor
law, "Mr. Beverldge Is behind a Bill."
The audience at once began to laugh and
cheer. Mr. Bryan stopped, somewhat
abashed, and again repeated his statement
amid renewed laughter. Then he glanced
behind him and discovered be waa speak
ing a very evident truth.
The next meeting place of the association
will be decided by the new executive com
mittee In February. Senator Beveildge
aald In part:
Nothing shoWa how greed forgets hu
manity as child slavery. There Is some
thing wrong with a prosperity which Is
o Immense that It Anally cornea to feed
upon the Hves of little children. Men who
make money by working Infanta are mak
ing too much money.
There are, st a low estimate, BnO.000 chil
dren under 14 at work In cotton mills.
f-tass factories, sweat ehops, mines and
ike Industries. Those whom such toll does
not kill are being ruined for cltlsenahlp,
We are turning out. at a low estimate.
(00U adult Iondon "hooltgane" every year:
anil these become In turn the parents of
hundreds of thousands of other degene
rates. And so this clvto pestilence tioU
k . .4 .hHa.U
It must be stopped If not for the aake
of these cnlldren themselves, then for our
own eake; If not for the sake of common
humanity, then for the sake of the re
,t.iin'a uf.lv. For this republic la based
I.n citiianshiD. We cannot sow the winds
today without reaping the whirlwind to
morrow. If everybody. Including the most earnest
advocate of "states rlghu" could agree on a
a national quarantine Uw to keep out yel
low fever, which does not kill twenty peo
..u in iniv v.an hnw much more should
we agree on a national child labor law to
stop a practice that actually kills thou
sands of children and lrreclalmably ruins
tens of thouaands every year?
To' be sure no great Industries were
maintained upon yellow fever and great
Industries are maintained upon child labor,
jjualneaa interests were not advanced by
the bubonic plague, but buslnesa Interests
are advanced by child slavery. But Is
that an argument? Have we become so
commercialized that, while we forget
"states rights" when providing against
yellow fever and the bubonlo plague, we
remember "states rights" when providing
against the murder and ruin of little chll
drenT However, the theory of "states rights'
Is not affected by the child labor bill pend
ing In the senate. - The bill affects child
labor only In factories, mines ami sweat
shops. This Is as far as It should go at
present. It does not touch any healthful
employment of children anywhere In the
republic It cuts out only the cancer of
murderous and debasing child slavery.
Association Endorses Bill.
The association voted unanimously ask
ing Nebraska senators and representatives
In congress to support Senator Beverldge'
child labor bill, adopting the following reso
Resolved, That we, the Nebraska State
Teachers association, in our roriy-nrst an
nual session, over 2.000 strong, ungual!
nedly endorse the Beverldge child labor
bill, ana tnat we unanimously appeal 10
our senators and representatives In the
national congress to work ror ana vote
for the enactment of said measure into a
sober up, Mayer driving his team. It was
Mayer's intention to go home with him.
but after walking about two miles Kipling
seemed quite sober and said he was able
to drive home and got upon the wagon.
Mayer, thinking he was able to get home.
got off the wagon and left him. However,
before Mayer reached home he heard Kip
ling's team' running and telephoned to a
neighbor on the road to atop the team.
About a quarter of a mile back he found
Kipling breathing his last. Kipling was
about 40 years of age and leaves a wife
and several small children.
IXSAKB OVER UNREMITTED LOVE
Farm Rss4 Rear York Creates a
YORK. Neb.. Dec. It. (Special) Char
lie Martin, who for some time has been
In the employ of M. B. Plank, living near
Bradshaw, this county, and a young man
who la well known In that locality, be
came Infatuated with Miss Nancy Plank,
whom he wished to marry. The young
woman and the members of the family
would not consent to the marriage, and
yesterday Martin went to the Plank resi
dence, entered the house without knocking
and walked Into Miss Plank's room, where
he shut and locked the door and climbed
Into the bed and pretended to go to sleep.
At the house there were no one but Mrs.
Plank and Miss Plank, who at once called
Mr. Plank and a brother-in-law In and told
'them what Mr. Martin had done. They
tried to get In the dpor, which was locked,
and were obliged to break the door In.
Tbey found Martin In bed with the cov
ers pulled around hla chin pretending to
be asleep, but with his eyes wide open.
He was taken downstairs and entertained
until Sheriff Afferbaugh came and brought
him to York, where he was placed In the
county jail, and in a short time ho iprt
the plumbing and water pipes loose, caus
ing water to flood the jail and nearly fright
ened C. Dwlnger, an Inmate, to rtfatli.
Sheriff Afferbaugh and Jailer Elglnfrttx,
with the assistance of William Afferbaugh,
had considerable trouble In tying Martin
down so that he could do no mpre damage.
This morning Martin was brought be
fore the Insanity board and Sheriff Affer
baugh took him to Lincoln, where he was
placed In the asylum.
Have Hope for Coal Entries.
FREMONT, Neb.,' Dec. 28. (Special.)
The Fremont men whose coal land
entries were cancelled and their entry
fees returned by order of the department
In October last, are looking for a favor
able action and the reinstatement of their
filings. Mr. Gibson, who made the filings
under power of attorney and who has
been here looking after the Interests of
the entrymen. says that the matter of
reinstating the entries Is now before the
department and' that In the opinion of
their attorney the development and opera
tion of the claims by a company, in which
all of the entrymen have an equal In
terest, is not In violatlonsof law and that
they are confident of eventually setting
aside the executive order. Gibson is so sure
of favorable action that he offers to refund
the $100 to any dissatisfied entryman.
WE MEAN to maintain our reputa
tion as skillful and painstaking
tailors at all times be the price of
.of your suit 20 or $50.
We have striven earnestly more
than a score of years to acquire this
Several cases ot Individual Patterns
opened up today for the fastidious
Trm.n S 5 to $12, Salts 520 ti 550
WILLIAM etERREMS SONS.
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Stnbblnar, at Battle Creek.
BATTLE CREEK, Neb.. Deo. 18. -Special
) A stabbing affair took place In the
Kerbs saloon here last night. Christ Hundt,
a young German farmer, while drunk,
stabbed Herman Aucher, the bartender.
twice In the face for refusing him more
liquor. The first blow struck the Jaw bone,
breaking the knife blade, part -of which
remained In the wound, which Is serious,
but not dangerous. The aecond blow did
not make a severe cut. Today Hundt was
arrested and fined for being drunk and dis
orderly. Later he was rearrested for stab
bing, prosecuted by the county attorney and
bound over to the district court and Is now
In Jail in default of 1300 ball.
Farmer Killed In Runaway.
AUBURN. Neb.. Dec. 18. (Special.)
Jasper Kipling, a farmer residing about
nine miles southwest of this place, met a
tragic death on his way home last night.
He fell from his wagon, loaded with lum.
Iter, and the wagon wheel passed across
his neck and head, breaking the neck and
killing him almost Instantly. Kipling had
been In (own all day and was badly under
the influence of liquor when he left town.
On the road home George Mayer overtook
him and, seeing that he was badly under
the Influence of liquor, Mayer tied the
horse he was riding to the wagon and
persuaded Kipling to set uut and walk to
News of Nebraska.
BEATRICE The poultry show Is being
largely attended. M. S. Felte of Oklahoma
City is engaged In scoring the birds.
BEATRICE Mr. Harvey Colvln and Miss
Emma Held of this city were united In
marriage by Judge SpafTord yesterday.
BEATRICE Harry 8chultc leaves Mon
day for Alaska, where he will be employed
by his uncle, William Sohroeder, who Is
here on a visit and who owns several val
uable mines. .
BEATRICE Foster Green, the 10-year.
old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Green, re
ceived a painful burn about the head and
face by falling against the cook atove
while In a faint.
HUMBOLDT Omer Roach and Miss
Caroline Jasha, two well known young peo
ple of the Dry Branch neighborhood south
of the city, were united In marriage Thurs
day by Kev. Lehmer. pastor of the German
church at tnat place.
CLAY CBNTER Henry Llewellyn, a res
Ident of Ulenvllle, this county, was ad
Judged an Inebriate by the Board of In
sanity today and was sentenced to a term
of two years, or until he Is cured. In the
Nebraska hospital at Lincoln.
COLUMBUS The tire department of Col
umbus has elected the following delegate
to the state meeting at Grand Islnnd tr'e
middle of next month: Ralph Coolldge.
Otto Bchreber, Anton J. Rothleltner, Erbert
Monimer ana Bert Galley, nre chief.
COH'MBUS-The funeral of Mrs. Elixa
beth Warner was held at the residence of
Mrs. Susan Waiklim, in South Columbus.
this afternoon at 2 o'ckx'k. Mrs. Warner
was one of the oldest settlers of Columhiir
and was aged 82 years. Her husband died
here several years ago.
NEBRASKA CITY Lewis C. Burnett.
long-time und most respected resident of
this community, died Wednesday night at
nls home two miles south of this city
folios ing an operation fur abscess of the
luiuis. Mr. Burnett was 5s vcars of age
ana had resided here since 1K78.
HUMBOLDT August Mitchell, for many
years a rewAcnt of this plare, but recently
In the employ of the Burlington railroad
baggage department at Wymore. came
down and claimed as a bride Miss Sadie
L Gray of Fulls City, the ceremony being
performed by Rev. T. D. Lindenmeyer of
the latter city.
HUMBOLDT Will E. Kentner, landlord
at the Park hotel of this city, was united
In marriage to Mrs. Ethel Thompson of
Mradville, Mo., at the home of Justice John
11. Smith, who officiated. The affair was
a quiet one and the couple will make their
future home here. The groom Is well
known In business circles of southwestern
YORK Relatives and friends rf Hun. N.
V. Harlan, United States attorney fur
Alaska, located at Fairbanks, received
Christmas greetings by telegraph, which Is
the only mean of communication Mr Har
lan has with the outside world. Fairbanks
is hundreds of miles Inland and for five
months they have no other communication
than by telegraph.
Hl'MltOLDT Albert Taylor, one of the
young men who, a few weeks ago, skipped
uut in the night leaving the bus team
standing at the depot, while they took along
sumo iJt or t'.n belonging to their em
ployer. A. D. Snow of the l;v-ry stables,
returned to the city Wednesday evening
and was Immediately arrested upn com
plaint of Ml'. Snow, who charged hkm with
theft. Justice smith, upon receiving a
plea of guilty, Imposed a sentence of I
thirty days in jail wun costs, l ne young
man who went along with Taylor has not
yet been located.
BEATRICE The directors of the State
Savings and Loan association have held
their semi-annual meeting, auowea sal
aries and declared dividends. Semi-annual
dividends of 1 per cent were declared on
paid-up stock, and 4 per cent on running
stock. The distribution amounts to !8,20i.
I:) inn nf whlrh u naid In cash, the re
mainder being credited to the share holder
on the books of the association.
frr ARK A CITY Todav the body of
J. W. Ashba. a tenant on the farm of
Richard Meredith, was found reclining
against a hay stack on the premises. No
marks of violence was found on the body
and a coroner's Jury returned a verdict of
death from causes unknown. Neighbors
freely express tho opinion that Ashna naa
taken some drug with suicidal Intent.
TECl'MS EH Elmer Lamb and Miss May
E. Logsdon. prominent young people of
this community, were married at the home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William Logsdon, near cook, at noon
Thursday. The groom Is a farmer and
stock raiser, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Lamb, and lives north of Tecumseh.
Mr. and Mrs. Umb have gone to Kansas
City on a wedding trip and will be at home
on the groom s larm arter January i.
NEBRASKA CITY Two bogus check
artists were about the city and succeeded
In noatlnir some forged checks and got
away with the money. Two men, strangers.
dressed as farm hanas. pnssea a Dogua
check for 112.60 on Bader Bros., one for
J9.S0 on Schultrer Bros. Both purported
to bear the signature or Martin ick
horst. At Art Kromcr's place checks for
!76 and 115.60 were floated under Peter
Wlckhorst's name. No arrests have been
STELLA C. M. Aller was seriously and
probably fatally hurt In the yards at Atchi
son last night. He left here on the noon
train yesterday for his home in Kaunas
City after a day's visit with hla parents
here. At a late hour his father got a mi
sage from Atchison stating that he had
been found In the railroad yards with his
skull crushed and could live but a few
hours. His brother, P. D. Aller cf Auburn,
was here and took the night train for At
chison and telephoned this morning that
his brother was still alive ana the doctors
thought possibly he might recover. He had
not regained consciousness, however, and
nothing detinue can be found out about the
ALEXANDER J. CASSATT DEAD
3ead of Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Expires Biddenly of Heart Disease.
IN ILL HEALTH FOR NEARLY A YEAR
He Wave Much Better and, He Resumed
Work at Office and Hla Death
Wai Entirely Unexpected.
TECUMSEH. Neb., Dec. 28. (Special.)
Miss Ethel O'Connell, daughter of Judge
and Mrs. J. G. O'Connell, and Mr. James
Anderson, Jr., of Monarch, Colo., were
married at the bride's home In this city
at high noon Thursday. December 27, 1906.
The ceremony was performed by Judge
James Livingston In the presence of a
small company of relatives and close per
sonal friends of the families most Inter
ested. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson will be at
home In Monarch after January 20.
V. E. Spalnaker and Miss Fannie E.
Ooodell were marrlfd Thursday evening by
Rev. Herbert R, Mills at the residence of
the bride's brother, A. H. Goodell, 2315
North Twenty-second avenue. A supper
followed the ceremony and the bridal
couple left for a honeymoon trip.
Mlsa Vena Stewart, daughter of John
Stewart, and Roscoe L. Naugle were mar
ried Thursday at 4 p. m. at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Galloway, 853 South
Twenty-eighth street, by Rev. Charles W.
Oren A. Freeman of Colfax, la., and Mlaa
Dora M. Reel of Missouri Valley wero
married Wednesday by Rev. E. R. Currle
at the residence of the latter, 2620 Seward
New Year's Eaenralon Rates.
A fare and one-third for the round trip
to many points on the Union Pacific and Its
connecting linea. Tickets on aale December
29. 30 and 31. 1'ju. and January 1. 1907. For
full Information Inquire at city ticket office,
13U4 Farnam street. 'Phone Douglas 334.
Adoluhus lluarb 111.
BT.' IXU'IS, Iec. 28 Adulphus Busch, a
millionaire brewer, is seriously III at his
home with pneumonia. The attack de
veloped sudleitly und last night physic-tans
ana members ot ins rumiiy were at nia
bedxlde all night. Mrs. Augustus A.
Busch stated today that her father-in-law
hud suffered a light attack of pneumonia,
but had improved today and hopes were
euleruuutU ul Lis speedy recovery.
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 28. Alexander
Johnston Cassatt, president of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad company, and one of the '
foremost railroad men and financiers In
the country, died suddenly at his resi
dence In this city today of heart disease, j
He waa a victim of an attack known pro
fessionally as the "Stokes-Adams syncope.'"
Mr. Cassatt was 67 years old.
Though Mr. Cajtsatt's death was unex
pected, he had been In ill health for nearly
a year. His condlton was aggravated by
an attack of whooping cough which he
contracted from his grand children while at
Bar Harbor In September. He never en
tirely recovered from this attack, and when
he returned to Philadelphia he remained
for several weeks at his country home in
He was much Improved by the rest and
early In October began going regularly to
his office. Shortly afterward he waa again
stricken, having contracted a heavy cold.
At that time It was denied that his condi
tion waa serious and there was no Intima
tion that he was suffering from any heart
affection. During November he waa auffl
clently recovered to resume his work and
he continued attending to Important mat
ters until his birthday, December 8. Again
It was reported that be waa seriously 111,
but this was denied.
Mr. Cassatt spent much of hla time driv
ing and was out as late as Monday. Sub
sequently he was known to have been con
fined to his bed, hut even then his condi
tion waa not regarded as alarming. While
not feeling entirely well, Mr. Cassatt arose
from his bed this morning, but remained
in his room. He seemed In good spirits
and hla family waa not alarmed about his
condition and had no thought of hla death.
Shortly before 1 o'clock he Buffered an
acute heart attack and became unconscious.
His wife and his daughter, Mrs. W. 11.
Lunkett Stewart, were with him and a
physician waa summoned, but he was dead 1
when the physician arrived. The latter i
said that death had been almost Instan
Prominent Sclenttats Present.
The news of Mr. Cassatl'a death waa at
once telephoned to Broad Street station
and was flashed to the financial and busi
ness sections of the city. The effect upon
the local stock market was not us great as
might have been expected. Pennsylvania
was quoted at 138'4 when the news was
reached and the stock dropped only three
fourths. In the executive offices of the railroad
for a time business waa practically sus
pended. His condltlun had not been thought
such as to suggest any definite arrange
ments for the succession to the presidency,
and the Board of Directors will not meet
until after the funeral, for which arrange
ments have not been announced.
Some months ago Mr. Catsatt made a
change In the organization of the com
pany, which put new duties on some of the
higher officials. Among these was Samuel
Rea, the third vice president, and It waa
suggested at the time that the act was
equivalent to placing Mr. Rea In line for
promotion. Pending the election of a suc
cessor First Vice Prealdent Green will as
sume charge of the railroad company.
The operation of the railroad In the last
year is said to have had much to do with
the breaking of Mr. Caaautt's health. Ha
was In Europe when senaatlonal develop
ments In the Interstate Commerce com
mission Investigation of rebates brought
him borne. Deprived of bis rest abroad,
he plunged Into routine work until he went
to Bar Harbor.
Aside from being the head of the Penn
sylvania railroad, Mr. Cassatt was presi
dent of six other companies and a director
In twenty-three concerns, principally trans
portation companies, banks and trust com
panies. His wealth Is estimated at between
fj0,009,000 and I75.OUO.0O0. ,
The news of President Cassatt'a death
caused a great shock to people of Philadel
phia. Few at first credited the report. Tha
best information the public had had was
that he had a slight cold and was rapidly
improving. This InVormation was given out
last Monday. Nothing further could be
learned of his condition until shortly be
fore 2 o'clock today, when a telephone mes
sage was aent from hla private office to
the Associated Press announcing his sudden
President Cassatt'a Cnreer.
NEW YORK. Dec. 28. Mr. Cassatt was
born In Pittsburg In 1S39; was educated In
Germany and at the Troy Polytechnic In
stitute. He entered the service of tho
Pennsylvania In 18fil, a rodman. In 1867 he
became superintendent of motive power and
machinery, and In 1878 became general
superintendent of the Pennsylvania system.
From this time on his rise was rapid, and
in 1880 he had become first vice president.
In 1882 he resigned and did not again hold
an official position in the company until he
was elected to the presidency in 18S9. Mr.
Cassatt began his railroad career In the
engineering department and never lost his
Interest In that branch, and the planning
and starting of the great Now York City
tunnel system for the company was due
The stock market was not affected by the
death of President Cassatt. Pennsylvania
was quoted at the top level of the day,
13814, when the news was received and
ranged afterward to 137V4. Prices else
where halted only momentarily, then con
tinued the hardening movement which was
cesful in the history of the association.
Between 800 and 1,000 teachers are presont.
VENEZUELAN OFFICER TAKEN
General Barret de Nasnrls Is Charged
by United tUalea wttn
SAN JUAN, P. R., Dec. 28. The report
that General Barret de Nnzarla of
Venosuela, waa arretted here early In tha
week at the Instance of Acting Governor
Post and on the request of United States
District Attorney Simpson of New York, Is
confirmed. The general who is charged
with counterfeiting' and conspiracy wan
subsequently released on 36,000 bail and
will be taken to New York, when the
papers In his case are received.
General De Naznrls, who Is well known
In San Domingo, Is a relative of President
Castro and claims he known nothing at
the charge brought against him.
Teachers Draw Crowd.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. Dec. 28. (Special.)
So far as attendance and the Interest
manifested the twenty-fourth annual con
vention nf the South Dakota Educational
association, which now Is being held In this
city, and which will not conclude Its work
until Saturday forenoon, Is the most sue-
Mrrc-handlae at Humboldt.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Dee. 28 (Special.)
The general merchandise? atore of W. H.
Carsh on the south side of the park had a
narrow escape from destruction by Are
about midnight, but tho fire boys were out
promptly and managed to extinguish tho
blaze, leaving the stock, however, almost
a total loss from the smoke and water. Tim
owner estimates the value of the stock nt
IlO.ono, with Insurance of 7.onrv, n two com
panies. How the fire originated Is a matter
of speculation, as the proprietor had closed
up and gone home hut an hour before, but
as It was mostly confined to a case of cot
ton bats It Is thought a spark from the
atove or falling from the chimney started
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 28,-The plant of
the Quaker City Flour Mills company In
this city was damaged by fire today to
the extent of about $80,000. .
General MtvlnofT A saaaalnated.
OMSK. Asiatic Russia, Dec. 28. General
Lltvlnoff. governor of tha province of
Akmollnsk. was assassinated In the street
clou to his office today by two unknown
I LAST DAYS OF
I GREAT BANKRUPT 1
A few pianos left. We will
sell these pianos regardless of
cost. The opportunity of a life
time, uon i miss n. 3
Buy your piano now.
Remember the number.
1611 Farnam Street 1
Telephone Douglas 701
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