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TIIE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11,
tlos. ISnth J. K. Cobber nd H. H. Whl
puhllsh statutes, and while the last legls
latur and the on preceding It mad an
appropriation to buy th Cobbfty statutes,
the bill which has already been Introduced
will be fought harder thin year than before.
Should th appropriation bill b killed It
will leave it to th discretion Of the officers
what atatute to buy.
NEBRASKA MAN ASKS DAMAGES
Allege II Wit Viet lea f Knagaroo
Conrt la Jail and la Addition
OITHRIR. Ok!., - Feb. 10.-Speclal.)-A
ult ha been Instituted In the dtatrlct
court at Lawton by K. B. Ellsworth, a Ne
braska traveling salesman, who wa ar
retted In Lawton last November on a
chare of robbery and confined for aeveral
days In th Comanche county Jail. Now
; he seeks damages In th sum of 16.000 frora
8tirlff C. C. Hammonds, alleging that, as
a result of inhuman treatment received at
. th hand of other inmates of th county
' Jail h Is a nervou and physical wreck.
Th defendant sets forth in his pe
tition a number of instances In which he
1 declared h was severely beaten, whipped,
' cursed and threatened while In th jail. He
j.wfis arrested by Deputy Bherlff Lawrence
! on November a, lm, and placed in Jail.
Ill alleges that th other prisoners forc-
ibly took from him MO and th next day
I stripped him of h's clothes and whipped
and beat his bar person, threatening his
J life, until he was induced to writ an or-
der on th sheriff for It to gtv them; that
j while be was in th act of putting
I on his clothes they ' again set upon
. him and beat him until he delivered to
' them 110. which they dlacovered ha had
I secreted In his clothe, then they tried
I him by kangaroo court and whipped hlm
for not paying th fine aasessea ana also
' for telling th sheriff of ths first whipping.
It Is further alleged by Ellsworth as a
! second cause of action that on December
, 1. 1KM. he was deliberately robbed of 150
' by an Inmate of th Jail; that he reported
the same to the sheriff and demanded th
return of th money, and that th sheriff
afterwards returned $33, which h claimed
to have found concealed In th Jail.
Th plaintiff charges that Inmates of th
county Jail practice cruelties as enumer
ated In his case, with th knowledge of
th sheriff and Jailer, and that neither of
them make efforts toward stopping them.
Therefore, he charges, in connection with
his caus of action for damages, that they
ar unfit for th responsibilities placed
State Normal gehaal.
KEARNEY, Neb., Feb. 10. Th normal
school has started a band, composed of
students and Is under ths direction of
Miss Smith, th art teacher, has organ
ised a sketch club, which held Its lirst
meeting Tuesday night.
Mrs. Chase gave a humorous but In
structive talk at the chapel period Wednes
day. Her subject was "PersevesBno," and
It waa certainly a dlscouragment to "I
Only a small crowd greeted President
Thomas at hla lecture Saturday night at
Belgrade. Th Belgradlans ar evidently
not very well acquainted with President
The members of the glee club gave the
first "sound" of thelf success Friday when
they sang three selections to th surprise
of the students at such good w-Jrk. -pecUHy
sine they have been organised
only a short tlm..
Th third year olass held a meeting Tues
day and elected the following officers tor
ths semester! President, Vernon Wwn;
vice president, 'tiettlah Ward; sesretary,
Aildo Harperi treasurer, Dora Wallace; eer-geant-at-arms,
R. M. '.Morris. .
The second 'of th preliminary debutes
for th purpose of selecting representatives
for the school In th Hastings-Normal de
bate, was held Saturday night. Owing to
th inclement weather only a smalt crowd
wa present Th question wss govrnmmt
Ownership of the railroads.
Th speakers cited European conditions
of railroads In proof of thflr statement.
Whll th Judges war preparing their
decision the chairman of th meeting called
upon the lady members of the faculty who
wera present for speeches. v
Miss Jennings and 1 Miss Gardner re
sponded with praise for the debating so
ciety and th good work which it was
doing. Miss Hoale also expressed her ap
preciation of the work accompl;she.1 hv
th donating society. Irt regnrd to the r.MN
roads In Oermany where sh lilted lant
summer she said that If the conditions
there wre due to government ownership,
private ownership Is to be preferroj.
Th judge thel? returned with th fol
lowing decision for debaters on the final
preliminary! . M. TCsterl!n F. A
Puk.r. n. C. .Tama.,R C. Samm-m. C.
Smith, W. Chapman.. , v
f. H-r n1r.
TTHF.RT NI. Nh, F-S. fSpeclat
TelerraT, Frank Durtend. a farm hand
working for .Houeeehe ; T3ro northeast ttt
town,- while working cii a hay baler Satttr
day, morning rauaht his right leg In th
rraohlnery. mangling, It so badly that Dr.
ICruse, who was summoned, was obliged
to amputate It below he knee. He Is about
8 years old and married. .This makes the
second accident on the same machine of a
similar nature within a short time.
"DlAMONDS-Frenser. 16th and Dodge.
Marderer Aeeldeatnlly Killed.
EL. PABO. Tea.. Feb. 10. -After killing
one polli-rman and wounding another at
MaiMlan. Mexico. Antonio Beniteee tried
to escape by rirnnlng. but stumbled and
fell ana was killed by the accidental dis
charge of his pistol
The first requlalU of food
mother U rood health, and th ex
perience of maternity should Dot be
approached Without oaxoful physical
preparation. a4 woman who is in
Brood rhyaicaJ condition transmit to
her children ths blessing- of a rood
rYeparatioo for healthy mater
nity is ftcootnpliahed by Lydla .
flakhatn's VreUbl Compound,
which is mad from native) roota and
herbs, mora successfully than by any
other medicia because It five tons
and strarta to th en tin feminine
organism, curio displacement. r
oeration and inflammation, and th
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
ha been the atandriv nf ln.rl I i V . . ... ..
NotewhatMrs Janw.Chaater.of 4J7
, ,, T " " 'J ana am in vn
Lydia K. fifikham'a Vimuku
remedy tor the oaealiar ntnuuniJ .u.n
.t IIari''"otsrry form of Temal Complaints. Drafrvinfff
Si fl!LT"ck' FalUn ul DUplno.ss.nt, InflammstronT '
rhiMr?lOr:'1J0 IMm!"4 of Woman and 1 lnvaJuAbl la prcparii
Childbirth nod durine th Chanra at l.i f. r
Mrs, PInkham, Standing Invitation to Women
Women suffering hnn 4 . a .
writs Mm. ,. v. J
wnta aim. Piokhatn. tl Lt. Mui
GIRL IS BOUND AND QCCED
Towa of Eildrath All Wcr.sJ Up 0er t
MOTIVE FOR CRIME. DlfflCUlT TO FIND
Mlaereaal Offers Km Vlolearf t
Baeeat t Bla Her ad tmt
Hee Hale, After Watch. H
Searched the Raaaa.
HILDRETH. Neb.; Feb.' 10. (Specie I. )
Th cltlsens of Hlldreth have been greatly
worked up brer the fact that A. L. Beck,
a prominent realdent of th city, upon
going to his room sbout 11:80 yesterday,
found his 10-year-old daughter, Freda,
bound and gagged and in a semi-conscious
condition. Upon releasing her sh told a
story about as follows: ...
While ah was arranging her father's
room, which I in a different part of town
from wher h boards, a stranger quietly
entered th room and, with revolver In
hand, told the llttl girl If she mad any
noise whatever he would shoot her. He
then proceeded to bind her, hand and foot.
and then ransacked th room, It appear
ing a If he waa looking for letters or
documents of some kind, but at this hour
nothing ha been missed.
The girl had been bound and gagged
for a couple of hours whan discovered by
her father and waa not In condition to
glv a very coherent story of what had
happened. Bhe described th fallow as tall,
smooth shaven, but wore a pair of colored
glasses and th lower part of hla face
was covered by a dark mask. All clews
so far have proven wrong and as It la hard
to find a motive for anything of the kind
th officers are at a disadvantage. That
a plot of some kind exists is evident from
the fact that a couple of weeks ago th
girl received an anonymous communica
tion begging her to leave town for
couple ' of weeks, as something dreadful
was liable to happen to her. Th man of
fered no violence to th llttl girl except a
little rough handling when he tied her and
the loss of a couple of braids of her hair,
which he cut off with hla pocketknlf. but
while he wa tying her he remarked: "D n
you, I ought to kill you, but won't this
time." The cltlsens of th town ar pretty
well worked up over th affair and if the
guilty fellow la apprehended it is likely to
go hard with him.
CLOSES CALL, FOR SENATOR ClRltlE
Team Swept from It Feet Fording a
BROKEN BOW, Neb., Feb. 10. (Special
Telegram.) Ex-Senator- Frank Curri of
this place and J. Ulrich of Bradahaw met
with a thrilling adventure late yesterday
afternoon that nearly terminated fatally
for both. Aa it was, a yaluable team of
horses and a fine buggy were lost The
two men were returning here from th Cur
rle ranch and had proceeded about four
miles on the road when they began to be
troubled with swollen streams resulting
from the sudden thaw. Th last ford they
attempted to make took th horses from
their feet and swept the fig down stream.
Both men rapidly thed , their overcoats.
Jumped into the water and fought their way
with the greatest difficulty to the shore.
They followed the team nearly two miles,
but owing to high banks on either s'd
were unable to render any assistance. This
morning the bodies of the animals and the
remains of the buggy were found several
miles below ths ford. The senator and his
companion reached town, this afternoon.
Hararlar Visits, Saloon. '
NEBRASKA, CITY. Nebv FeWMO.WSpe-.
clal.) On of the boldest burglaries that
has taken place In this city during th last
year was commlttsd Sunday morning at
4 o'clock. Th burglary wKh an h-On rod
or hammer, broke out the large plat glass
In th front door of Bader Bros,' saloon,
then opened the door and went' In. He
opened the cash register and secured 110,
but overlooked a large sum of money that
was In the safe. Cigars and liquors were
also taken. The' telegraph operator heard
the crash of glass, but could not find th
night police, as ha waa in ths west part
of th city. . 'i ;'t '.... .' .
Brother Takes Caret at Stafford.
ALLIANCE. Neb., Feb, lf.-tSpeclal Tele
gram.) James Stafford, . who was found
wandering aimlessly around th sand hills
south of here yesterday, was sent to his
brother at Sidney last -evening. ' Thee In
struction were contained In A letter from
his brother, addressed to himself at Dead
wood, which also desired him to purchase
a ticket to Sidney, contrary, to which h
secured a ticket to Lovllla. Ia., and then
left th train here and started for the sand
hills. Continued ill health Is th oause for
his temporary mental Incapacity. .,-
ftefcraalca flaw .Hot. . .
BEATRICE A new bank I to be started
at Ellis, this county, soon by Beatrice and
PA PILLION Thel melting' mow of yes
terday raised the Water in .Papllllon , creek
over the sidewalk.
BEATRICE A farmers' Institute will be
held st Ellis. March X. An excellent pro
gram ia being prepared. - ', ;
BLUE HILL Th fine weather the last
few days has melted the snow quickly and
roads are now quite had. '
PLATTSMOVTH Peter Nickel and Mis
Carrie Mcllrid hied themselves to Lin
coln and were made man and wife.
BLUE HILL Mile L. Putnam and Mis
Edith M. Storey were united In marriage
last Thursday. These, parties real da south
of here. i - ;
HARVARD At a late hour last evening
the death of Patrick Flnnlgan waa reported
from hi home some ten miles nurtbeaat of
PLATTBMOUTH Postmaster O. : H,
Smith yesterday examined fourteen apptl-
MRJ. JAMES CHCSTER
W. ISth fit, Kw York says in this
Dest ol beaUb. now." - .
wvuneea ar inviteo.to
If.r x,i . -
Some Needs ol Nebraska Towns
' ttaatan. .
Located about 100 miles northwest of
Omaha, and In the heart of th agricul
tural and farming system of th far
famed Elkhorn valley, the city of Stanton
Is the marvel of all who visit it. Situated
on a gentle slope, far out of reach of any
high water or overflow of the river, and
nettling at tb foot of the table land skirt
ing the valley. Its natural sanitary fea
tures are. excellent. Its broad, regular
streets cleanly, and Its Inviting sppearanc
for both business and residence I sdperb.
It I th County seat, has the county court
house right In th center of the city, owns
Its system of water works, is supplied with
electric lights, all first-class and In fine
condition, ha on of the best publlo high
schools In the state, has seven church
buildings and as many religious organisa
tions. It has a large number of fin busi
ness blocks, two opera houses, one of which
la Just completed and la probably a .fine
as anything In the state outside of Omaha
and Lincoln. No mushroom growth has
ever occurred In Stanton, and yet few
n I '
cants for th position of fre rural mall
BEATRICE A team of horses belonging
to Charles Miller fell through the grain
dump at the elevator at Wymore and were
BEATRICE The funeral servlcee for the
late Richard Bowen were held Saturday
afternoon from the Methodist church and
were largely attended.
BEATRICE Harm Hula, a farmer living
near Plckreli, who waa sent to th hos
pital for the Insane aa an Inebriate three
months ago, has been paroled.
WEST POINT Last Wednesday, at the
St Boniface church In Monterey. Father
H. Behoof united In marriage Joseph Weld
ing and Mum Uertrude Scharfen.
BEATRICE Herman Epp, a former Be
atrice resident, died at Martinsville, Mo,
The remains will be brought her for in
terment Deceased waa IJ years of age.
WEST POINT Frank Koman of Elk
hrrn township and Miss Katheryn Orewek
of West Point were united In marriage by
Father Klemmons at St. Mary's church.
BEATRICE The authorities yesterday
learned that Vun Pelt, the Insurance swind
ler, visited Heiitrlce last week, but falling
to catch any suckers he left for part un
known. BEATRICE The marriage of Frank
Woodrlng and Miss Mattle J. Hanson was
solemnised Sunday evening st the United
Brethren parsonage, Rev. J. L. Swan of
ficiating. WEST POINT-County Judge Dewald
united In marrtuge on Wednesday morning,
at his ofllce In Weet Point, Miss Minnie
Moseman of Oakland and Frank Mehllng
HARVARD Saturday, at the home of his
.nohi.r unii inn.in.iaw. Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Austin, In this city, occurred the
death of Lawrence Hlbbard, in the 78th
year of his age.
BEATRICB-The young aon of Mr. and
Mra. Wolner, living near Odell, died In a
hoapltal at Omalui, following an operation.
The remains were brought her for inter
AIN8WORTH The Brown County Teach
! institute convened here Saturday and
held an exceptionally good meeting. The
teachers were here from Long Pine and
Johnstown end all over the county.
WEST POINT Mrs. James Koudele was
talien to Omaha Thursday afternoon and to
St Joseph s hospital to be operated upon,
presumably for appendicitis. She died un
der the operation Wednesday morning.
BEATRICE The work of remodeling th
station of the New Telephone company
at Wymore will be started in a few days.
A- new swltohboard is to be Installed and
modern 'phonee will replace the old onea.
WEST POINT Married, at Grace Luth
eran parsonage, on Wednesday at high
noon, by Rev. L. L. Lipe, pastor. Miss
Elisabeth M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Schuiskump, and Fred Ka.hr of
BEATRICE Miss Anna Day, county
superintendent, haa been placed in charge
of the corn growing contest of the farmers
institute, and is endeavoring to have every
school district in. the county represented at
the meeting next fall.
FLATTSatOUTH A party" of Burlington
surveyors arrived from Omaha to secure
levels along the east side of the Missouri
river from, this city north. The company
expects to do much rip-rap work along th
stream in the spring.
COLUMBUS At St. Benaventura church
here last Wednesday morning three couples
were joined together in holy wedlook. They
were: Alvln Fianoea to MIb Josephine
Schefclk. Frank Clopek to Miss Adolphln
Podraza and Joseph Brudney to Miss Min
FAIKBURY Sheriff Chumsjde returned
Inst night from Peoria, III., bringing J. H.
Kennedy, who formerly lived near ulllcn,
thin county, and who is charged with pass
ing a bogus oheck on a merchant at this
place a few weeks ago in exchange for
STROMSBURO The funeral of John 8am
uelson, who lived ten miles northwest of
this city, will occur tomorrow at Swede
Home. Mr. Samuelson was an old timer
here, and leaves a large family and has
alwaya been an Industrious man. He died
OSCEOLA Edward Deland was 8 years
old one day last week and his children,
grandchildren ard great grandchild planned
a surprise on the old gentleman and met
at the home of their son-in-law and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mr. M. J. rneaensune, souin
of the city. They had a grand feast
BBATRICE-rThe police, Sunday morning
at an early hour, arrested Lulu McCunnell,
Sadie Mark, "Jumb" Blowers and Jonn
Mack at Charley Cain's place In West Be
atrice on the charge of being drunk and
disorderly. Blowers escaped from the offi
cers, but the others were lodged In jail. I
STROMSBURO The funeral of S. hi
Johnson occurred Sunday from the Swedish
Mission church of this city, where Mr John
son, had been a faithful member for the
last twenty years. Mr. Johnson came to his
death by accidentally shooting himself
with a 22 rill while hunting In the pasture.
OSCEOLA Prof. Miller, who has had
charge of the Osceola schools as superin
tendent since the term began, surprUed
the Board of Education tne other day
by tendering his resignation, to take effect
last haturday. Mr. Miller haa a better job
as civil engineer for an eastern railroad
company. . t '
COLUMBUS The record of mortgage
for Platte county for the month of Janu
ary shows farm mortgages filed M8.J61. re
leased town mortgages filed M,
1, released 8,14lt.D; chattel mortgages
filed KU.ttei.72, released tl,U1.3t. The In
creased Indebtedness of th riling over th
released only amounted to $16,(U6.M.
NEBRASKA CITY lsaao N. Drak died
this morning at hla home In ths western
part of the city of lung trouble. He was
one of the pioneers o( this city, coming
her in th early '60' s, and followed his
trade of plasterer. He waa never married.
Th funeral will be held Monday afternoon
and will be under th charge of th Masons.
TECUMSEH From the records of the
county clerk the following figures ar se
cured, showing th mortgage record for
Johnson county for th month of January:
Farm mortgage filed 12. amount tl3.so.Z6;
city and vlnane 2, amount a; ohattel tW,
amount KJ.btCtti. Farm mortgages released
amount HI. 46; city and village 7.
amount, lUOT; chattel, 60, amount S13,uu0.M.
S l'HO.MSUUHO There apparently seems
to be nothing doing on the Htromsburg line
from her to Lincoln. It wa expected
that the company would be her to buy
right-of-way long before this, and the
farmer have been figuring what they
would get for their land and the prices of
fanne have been stimulated accordingly.
Farms that weie selling for per acre
one year ago ar now being held for 1100
TECUMSEH Th Tecumaeh Commercial
olub will hold Its second annual reception
at the club rooms on Tuesday evening,
February 2. Chairman John H. Pi arson
has named as a oommitte on general ar
rangements William lurnut, Harry Pheipa
and C. M. Shaw. Mr. Pheipa and P. H.
Hopkins have been chosen a delegate to
represent the Tecumseh club at the state
meeting of commercial clubs, to b held
In Llnooln February 1 and 22.
PLATT8&IOUTH The Burlington. Mis
souri PaCiilo and Rock Island railroad com
panies auh have bridge acroe the Platte
river and the men who look after thee
structure have already commenced to
worry about th Ice and th probability of
floods along th stream this spring, aa It Is
predicted that a few mor warm day ilka
Saturday and Sunday wiil start the to and
snow down the stream. Th situation Is be
ing watched very cloaely and upon the first
appearance of a breakup the ice near th
bringee will be dynamited and th channel
Prises for .Newspaper Mea.
DENVER. Colo., Feb. la Th contest for
th best descriptive article on Colorado,
inaugurated by the Denver Preas club last
summer for th benefit of th delegate tJ
the oonveation of International League of
Press clubs, held In Denver In August. 1
closed and th prise were awarded today.
cities of ten times It sir can show better
or mor substantial business buildings or
residence. Traveling men, who are th
real commercial barometers, ssy that 8,tan
ton haa the most even, steady and sub
stantial mercantile trade of any town In
north Nebraska. It Is th only town In
th county, except one on th east line.
There Is abundant room here for another
first-class hotel. A canning factory would
undoubtedly do well, as fruits and vege
tables of ail kinds peculiar to Nebraska
ar produced In large quantities. A broom
factory would be a profitable venture in
this city, as It haa been demonstrated thst
broom corn does exceptionally well in this
locality. In fact, most any ordinary manu
facturing enterprise rould but be a suc
cessful and profitable undertaking and In
vestment and the city being so finely to
cated and well supplied with modern con
veniences, churches and excellent schools,
make It an Ideal location for men of means
who desire a location to do business and
a moral, healthy residence for their family.
The prise winners are: Ouy L. tngn.Ha,
Fre Press, Detroit, Mich., 2J60; Opl Read,
Inter-Ovean. Chicago, $2): Merton J. Key,
Star-Chronicle, St. Loais, $2U0; R. M. Brink
erhoff. Blade, Toledo. O.. 1175; Lewis C.
Early, Times, Reading. Pa.. 212S.
NEBRASKA FROM DAY TO DAY
4alat Carle, reatare Lll
In n Rapidly Grawlaa;
On th Crosd Wires Th telephone
wires have been so mixed up that th people
on several lines were able to talk with
out bothering central at all.
The Usual Result A wolf hunt wa held
last week, but no wolves were seen, so It
ended In a rabbit hunt. Spring Creek cor
respondent Oreeley Leader Independent
Lively Winnebago Four drunken Indian
fights. In one of which a participant suf
fered a broken leg, added to th gayety
and splc of life In Winnebago on day
this week. WalthlH Times.
Attraction for Chrla There muat be aome
attraction at Or urn as Chris Wolf I seen
there every day. Th natural conclusion
is that he has quit going to Andersonvill.
Orum correspondent Blair Courier.
One Girl's Longing On Beemer young
lady wa heard to remark this week that
one by her girl friends were getting
married and, although she waa Willing to
belong to soma one. It seemed hard to be
left out In the cold. Cheer up, llttl girlie,
next year will be leap year. Beemer Times,
"Breaking the Ice" It was a cold-blooded
Dakota City girl who was visiting an
Emerson girt friend and at s party one
evening one of the enterprising Emerson
boy kissed her, and she exclaimed: "How
dare you, air T No man ever kissed me
before." "Oh. that's all right," said th
nervy outh, "somebody had to break the
Ice." South fltous City Record.
Mean Man at Franklin A Franklin
woman sat up till I O'clock the other night
waiting for her htisband to com horn.
At last, weary and1 'worn" out with vigil,
sh went upstairs 't retire, only to find
her husband In bed' fast asleep. Instead
of going downtown JtA .had stolen upstairs
and crawled Into bed, which mads hU wlf
so mad she didn't speak' to trim .for a week,
' Bioomlngton Advocate. - '
. . "i
Wolf Had a Rabblt-Mllton Dossett shot
th biggest wolf last Saturday by th aid
of a good dog and Milt's father. Mr. Dos
sett saw two wolves coming In his pasture,
so he called on Milt to go and hid in a
cornshock whll Dossett and his dogs
would chase the animals the way of death
and, sure enough, th largest of th two
ran right in Milton's direction, wher he
met almost Instant death. Th fellow had
a rabbit In his mouth st th tlm he wa
shot Keene correspondent Mlnden News.
Trouble at Bladen Som person who
wishes to stir up strife, and who sem
to be unacquainted with the postal law
J of our government haa been sending an
onymous letters through th malls whloh
have been received by different parties
her In Bladen. The author of these
senseless missive certainly has not a
very high idea of the mission of man her
on this old earth. ' No sane tnan or woman
will belittle themselves to mall out a mis
sive they will not father. Bladen cor
respondent Red Cloud Argus.
Ticklish" Teamtig" Teaming has been
ticklish business ' the past week. Since
the snow cams on ths icy roads It was al
most Imposeibl to tell where you would
land th next moment Mr. Hatfield
thought hi prospects to "read his tltls
clear" were , pretty . good whan his
wagon ran away with hla horses coming
down on of th hills this side of Sargent
with a load of coal. And they say, Lea.
Pay ton had the "time of his life" crossing
the Blouf, Creek bridge, when his wagon
slid off and landed oS top of his load of
ooal Taylor Clarion. ' '
WADSWORTH GETS OYATIM
(Continued from First Pag.)
for this new explosive shell a howl might
be raised which would result In n severs
setback to th naval program. Thg presi
dent as well as ths naval experts, have
com to th conclusion that battleship
and submarine torpedo boats afford th
best means of coast defense, but If S bat
tleship's life la less than twenty years.
I and this fact becomes known, it is feared
that th effect onth publlo mind will be
bad. and that it wll) result In th creation
of a publlo .sentiment Inimical to th
growth of th navy and th program of ths
England already has used a number of
Its men-of-war as targets, but up to th
present tlm no ' such us of a modern
vessel haa ' ever been authorised In this
Oa Strike Won a ad Oa Lost.
EL PASO, Tax.. Feb. 10. The strike of
the mechanic in th shop of the Mexican
National railway at Nuevo' Laredo, Max.,
which has been on for several montha. as
well as the strike of cotton mill worker at
j Querelaro, have been settled, in the former
ttuv an iiiv uvinanus m in wiHimm were
f ranted except recognition of the union,
a the latter th strikers surrendered un
conditionally. All the many ails
caused by Coffee
yield to well-boiled
"Ttwre's a Reason."
CHEAPER LIGHT AND HEAT
Horns Vaies Import ni Amsndmsn t t
Deastud Aloohol Bill
MAKES POSSIBLE SMALL DISTILLER A
Deaatarlslaa- Plants May Be Estab
lished at Different Points In th
Cwaatry Within Easy Reach
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.-Bpeclal.)-Th
house of representatives on Thursday en
acted what It Is believed will prove one of
the greatest boons to th manufacturing
class of the United Ststes, to th farmers,
and to all those who us light and fuel.
Th bill amending what has com to be
known as th "denatured alcohol bill" was
on Thursday amended so as to give th
farmers of the United States and manu
facturers who desire it th right to make
raw aloohol and denature It for light or
fuel purpose, under easy conditions, and
IS destined to create ,a revolution In th
heating and lighting method of th coun
try. Th bill which was passed last Jun
failed In the one Important particular of
permitting th farmer and th small manu
facturer making alcohol and sending It to
some central denaturing establishment to
have it "poisoned." . Th purpose of the bill
passed this week is to still further reduce
th cos) of denatured alcohol by giving
greater facilities for its production and dis
tribution. While th act approved Jun 7, 190S, was
hailed by the farming Interests of th
United States a an unmixed blessing, as
suring substantial freedom from th "kero
sene trust" and th "gasoline trust," there
were some defects In ths bill which tended
to limit the production snd distribution
Of th denatured product And It was for
ths purpose of correcting apparent discrep
ancies that the law of last June waa
amended and which now permits of alcohol
of ths required proof may be drawn off for
denaturatlon only from the receiving cist
erns In the 'cistern room of any distillery
for transfer by pipes direct to any de
naturing bonded warehouse or to closed
metal storage tanks under regulations to
be prescribed by the commissioner of in
Dispense with Warehouse.
The bill further provides that at distil
leries producing alcohol from any sub
stance whatever for denaturatlon only and
having a dally spirit producing capacity
of not exceeding 100 proof gallons, th use
of cisterns, or tanks, of sis and construc
tion as may be deemed expedient, may be
permitted in lieu of distillery bonded ware
houses. This means that St central points
throughout the United 8tates there may be
established denaturltlng plants under th
supervision of treasury Inspectors In order
that th consumer may be brought close
to the point of manufacture. Judging from
th experience of other countries wher
th right to use denatured alcohol freely
has been conceded for from twenty-fiv to
fifty years, probably two-thirds of the n
tire consumption will be of what Is known
"as completely denatured" spirit This 1
what is used for domestic purposes for
heating, cooking, lighting, for all ki..ds of
Internal explosion engines snd for many
It follows, therefore, that with the great
area of th United States and the. distances
between the natural points of production,
th cost of . transportation, or assembling
th Ingredient, will be one of th largest
items . of ' expense. The wood . alcohol . In
dustry ' is -largely 'centered today in the
states' of New York, Pennsylvania and
Michigan. Th cheapest ethyl aloohol will
be mad from West India molasses on the
Atlantic coast from corn In th corn belt;
from potatoes In Main and in th north
went and from waate products of sugar
production in Hawaii, Louisiana and the
beet sugar states.
In this connection it la interesting to
know that the bill which passed the house
on Thursday is a compromise measure
growing out of bill Introduced by Repre
sentative Hill of Connecticut who pro
vided for th application of th law to
th manufacture of ether, chloroform and
other definite chemical substances wher
the alcohol is changed into some other
chemical substance and does not appear
In th finished product; by Mf. Marshall
of North Dakota, who wanted a practical
adoption of the German locked still and
tank system for agricultural distilleries;
by Mr. Volstead of Minnesota and by Mr.
Oronna of North Dakota, the former favor
ing a still with a capacity of thirty
gallons output per day and th latter limit
ing the output to fifteen gallons.
' Musiciana' Ball, Auditorium, Feb. lL
Faaeral of Mrs. Hatierraaaa.
Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor Huber
mann, on of th pioneer residents of
Omatia, were held Sunday afternoon at
her lata residence, tOfJO Curtis avenue. Rev.
Charles Savidgs, pastor of th People's
church, officiated at th residence and
cemetery, Snd the members of th Knights
snd Ladles of Security, of whloh orgsnlsa
tlon Mrs. Hubermann wa an actlv mem
ber, took a prominent part In the care
monies. Many friends of th family were
in attendance and ths floral tributes, were
Mrs. Hubermann was 2 years old. Sh
wa th widow of August Hubermann, who
died twenty-nine years ago, and cams to
Omaha with her husband In 1887. Sh Is
survived by four children, Henry E. Huber
mann of Omaha. Mrs. Ruth Carney of
Portland. Or., Mrs. Anna M. Pleasants
of Omaha and Miss Etnma Hubermann of
Mrs. Mary I Roan.
Th funeral of Mrs. Mary L. Rosa, aged
SO years, who died early Saturday morning
from aliments Incident to old age, was held
Sunday afternoon at I o'clock at th under
taking room of James A. Taggart Inter
ment waa at Forest Lawn cemetery. Rev.
R. Bf. A. McBrl.de, pastor of th Central
United Presbyterian church, had charge
of th services. Mrs. Rosa was th widow
of th lal Harmon Roaa and resided at
214 North Twenty-fourth street Sh is
urvlved by a son. Lefevr N. Rosa of th
Interstate Rubber company.
Th funeral of Fred Robinson, aged M
years, who died Friday night from nephri
tis at hla home, North Seventeenth
a tree t, wa held at t o'clock Sunday after
noon at Maaonlo temple. He was a mem
ber of Pioneer lodge No. 20 of New York
City, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons,
and had been a resident of Omaha only a
ahort time. He Is survived by a widow,
who reside with her parents at Council
Bluffs. Interment was st Forest Lawn
Funeral servlcee for Peter Anderson, Who
dropped dead last Taesdsy morning In th
Burlington freight offloa. Eighth and How
ard streets, from an attack of heart trou
ble, wa held Sunday afternoon at th
Pell Danish Lutheran church, 127 North
Twenty-atxth street. Th pastor. Rev. An
drew M. Nielsen, had charge of th services
at th church and at Prospect Hill ceme
tery, wher th body waa taken for Inter
ment Faaerevi of D. C Melatyr.
ALLIANCE. Neb., Feb. 10. (Special Tele
gram.) D. C. Mclntyre, former road master
for th Burlington her and who was killed
In th yard on Thursday, was burled her
today from the Baptist church under the
auspices of th Knights Templar, who, with
sbout 100 brother Masons and th Workman
society, toirsthet with on of the biggest
turnouts of friends that ha occurred here
In years, formed a most Impreeelv cortege,
Maysir at Klaaratoa Dead.
KINGSION, Jamaica, Feb. 10. Charles
Tslt. mayor of this olty. -died this after
noon at th public hospital a a result of
Injuries sustained at th time of th earth
quake He wa then conducting a meeting
of th council ami the building collapsed.
Mayor Talt wa 68 years old and of Scotch
' l-ord ftwasell.
LONDON, Feb, W Sir William Howard
Russell, editor 'of th Army and Navy
Oasette, Is dead. He wa H years old. He
was famous ss a war correspondent and In
that capacity served on ths London Times
at th battle of Bull Run.
BASKET BALL AT HIGH SCHOOL
Larsr Sana! Practice Regalarly nnd
Captain nnd Coach Ar Maeh
Much Improvement has been manlfeated
during the last week In basket ball prac
tice at the high school, and the captain
and coach ar somewhat encouraged. Frank
JOhneon, who Is being tried out at center,
Is fast teaming the points of th game
and promises to make good. Purdlck and
Arnsteln, th forwards, are learning the
position of the basket, while Captain
Neavealea snd Nagl ar playing fast
guards. Nevertheless, th team realises its
comparative newness and Is working hard
to perfect Its system of team play. Among
the more promising substitutes ar Merle
Howard, Harold McKlnney, Harry Smith,
Frank Sweeley and others.
Much assistance is being given by play
ers of laat year, men who are barred from
the first team by reason of fraternity and
other obstaclea. An old graduate. Jack
Webster, who Is taking poet graduate work
St the high school, has promised his as
sistance In th coaching line. Many Invita
tions for games are being received, but
the management has difficulty In making
up a schedule because of the difficulty In
knowing when the Young Men's Christian
association gymnasium will b ready for
use. In spite of this handicap, however, a
large squad shows up regularly for prac
tice, so aa not to be unprepared to uphold
the athletic honor of the high school when
the occasion offers.
The faculty and students are ready to do
anything consistent with the new Ideal In
athletics to furthef the Interests of the
team. Prof. Nathan Bernateln is head
coach and under his tutelage the game Is
advancing. Prof. Robert Lansing has
charge of the schedule and games, and
Inauirles : addressed to him will receive
Several Omaha shooters wjll attend the
Geneva Gun club shoot, which Is the fifth
annual event of that club for the Thorpe
trophy, to be held February 14 and 15.
Twenty events have been scheduled for the
two days, which will keep th shooters
busy, ss th shooting begins at 1 o'clock
Thursday and at 10 o'clock Friday. The
aectlon of Nebraska around Geneva has
produced some good shots, and the Omahs
boys will find thev have their hands full
If they expect to return with any of the
Base ball has been 'aiven a start at
Creighton this year, and last Thursday.
at the annual meeting of the squad. Jack
Mullen was elected captain ror me comins:
year. He was the demon shortstop of the
team laat year and hla hitting was the
wonder of the followers of the team. St.
Paul. Minn., has written for a game, and
Manager O'Malley Is arranging for a north
ern trip which will Include St. Paul, the
University of Minnesota and Mornlngslde
college. It wss expected to begin Indoor
practice, but this Idea has been abandoned,
because of the failure to find a place In
which to practice.
WITH THE BOWLERS.
Saturday -night the Btor Blu Ribbon
won three games from Judy's Stars at the
association alley. . The hoys from the
Metropolitan put up nice scores and passed
th 200 mark In every game. Captain Jildv
set his men a good example with a S20
total. The Btor boys plied MP a.t04U gam
nnd came elos. to the ,( mark In totals.
Cochran led or)' Individual totals with 75
and a single game of 2M. Tonltrht the
league teams will he the O. D. Ks, and
the Krug Parks. The score: -.
JUDY'B STARS. ,
1st. Id. 2d. Total.
Judy 18 M7 630
Walens l&l 152 167 (ul
Orotte 12 ITS 17 IM
Lavlgn 1K2 102 144 , 52S
Keyt 194 212 177 ts
Totals ;...."ii7 "i xm
1st. 2d. 2d. Total.
Friteher 1 . 17. 192 MO
Cochran 183 , 238 254 675
Tonneman lffi 1M 200 (ITS
Francisco 177 !M 2U 6M
Blokeney 235 182 1W 6M
261 K7 1.M&. 2.96J
Seml-Flaals In Rseqsrt.
TUXEDO PARK. N.. Y.. Feb. 10. -Th
Wrern brothers of th New York Tennis
and Racquet club reached the semi-finals
in th amateur racqtfet championship for
me oiu laiouot at tne Tuxedo Tennis and
Racquet club today and Payne Whitnev
of . th same club by defeating Milton 8.
trays .Kratnior tns run Ngms
Rxativo Flrorao ftca
mi '"' Ml
Third Annual Ball
Cars On All Lines After The Ball
TICKETS rOR SALE AT .i' .
Beaton Drug Co. Myers-Dillon Drug Co.
Barger of New York. George If Rrook,
formerly champion of the Philadelphia
Racquet club, also ouallfltrj for the semi
final round. The final round also wi
reached In th court tennis for the gold
racouet. teavlna? lierre Irlllard. Jr.. of I
the Tuiedo Tennis and Racouet club to
meet Jay Gould of th Ueorglan court
Lake wood, on Tuesday.
To Care a Col In Hse Day
Tfke LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tablets. -Druggists
refund money If It fells to cure.
E. W. Grove's signature Is on each box. 25c
Wise Prodaeer Comproaal.
SANDUSKT. O., Feb. Secretary Wll.
Ham Homer Relnhardt of th Natloral
Winegrowers' association. tonight an'
nnunced that aa agreement had -b-en
reached with the American Wlnegrowera'
association wherchv rertsln features pf th
Fassett pure wine bill will be eliminated
and all obstacles In the way of the passage
of that measure will be removed, Th Na
tional Wlnegrowera' association had been
fighting the Fassett bill for over a year
past on the alleged ground that It mad
a law It would discriminate against many
of the wineries or the middle weat to such
an extent as to put some classes of them
out of business. The Fassett bill has had
(he endorsement of the California growers
and by the compromise which Mr. Rheln
hart says haa been reached, all of th
winegrowers' Interests, U Is claimed, will
be satisfied. ,
River Coattnnes to Rise.
WASHINGTON, Fob. 10. -The weather
bureau tonight Issued a report announcing
the Mississippi river continues to rise be
low Oreenville. It show a rise of one
fifth of a foot during the last twenty-four
hour at Vlcksburg, Natchea and Baton
Rouge. At New Orleans the stag th
morning was 19.4 feet, a rise of nine-tenths
of s foot.
Dewey Case Dismissed.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 10. The supremo
court yesterday flfifttly dismissed the eases
against Chaunoey Dewey; the millionaire
ranchman, and his cowboy. Clyde Wilson
and W. J. McBrlde, f harged with taking
part in the killing of th Berry family in
western Kanaaa in- Ifwg,
Taahoat Men May Strike.
NEW YORK, Feb. 10. The leader of ths
New York Harbor Boatmen's union an
nounced tonight that there would be a
Seneral trlke of tug boatmen unless their
emanda of $10 a month Increase in wages
ahall be granted.
i ' 'i , ij- j.. i i 1 ,. m
ON LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY
Yee cannot do better than read
a copy el a little booh mevatly
published called "Lleeola at
Gettysburg," by Col. Clark B.
Csrr ths only surviving mem
ber of th original Commission
in charge of ths National Cam
etary at Gettysburg, and the
only man bow living who can
writ so tnttroctivsTy and en.
tsrtslnlngly ol Lincoln's great
Gettvsbarg sneech. whv It wss
great, and how It was rrsater than the wonderful
oration delivered by fidwtrd Everett th sams
dsv. A truly Mtrlotle book for every lever el th
aoanyrsa rrciiaeai, yoasg or oia.
Of ail seekMUf r; $ 1 .00 f e ry mail sf Iht
nMMaers, If. Of
a. o. stact.ua a ., ernes '
Tonight and All Week Curtain St p.
m. Mats. Wed. and Saturday Klaw
Erlanger's Colossal Production of
COMPANION DRAMA TO BSJN Htfft
Prices, 60o to 12.00.
Next Sun., Mnn., Tu. Mat. Sunday
. THE ROYAL CHEF.
Tonight, Alt' Week-Profeaalonal" Wat
Next Wek-THE CLIMBERS.
BIQ WRESTLING MATCH
Tuesday Night, February 12
OOCAR WAG EM
W. A. SIMMER
Reserved seata, 60c. 7Sc and tl 00, General
Admission. 2&c LADIES FREE.
Beat sale begins Monday morning st ths
Auditorium st 10 o'clock.
'Phone Douglas 4M.
Xvery sTtght statin, Thnrs., gat, rua,
Kay Tully It Oo Xyam and MoXntyr.
Bert Ivy, Qutrg, Macksy Hlokron,
Pes Foxl Olxous, Hedrtx rreoort,
Mr. and Mrs. lrd Baooa and th KLao
Srosa. Price 10o-Bc-60c. v
Next Week Oraat Orphran Bond Show.
Tonight 1:18 Laat Performance
In THE PIT
Tuesday When th World Sleeps.
Lyric - Theater
No Performance Monday Night
All wsk. starting Tuas- Ruth CrSV
ay Matisse, rabrasry 11 ttUin
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