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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 24. 1007.
HAYCC BROUGHT 11 FIRE
Flimsy Ccnatrootion of E villi art Exacts
tha TTraal Fnkltj.
INSURAftCE CC1PAMES GIT THE BtXEH
Set Kb Is !(! a Wearta WuW
aa Pvwnt tw ruml
pyre te six fats' time; mtr annual offer
ing haa reached the DC ''" mark. But.
May. That I oar normal yearly una. . iow
then, what ounstnuten a normal year? A
period during which there ara no extraor
at nary eonnasxaxinna. We have barely
leutieoied (Mn the BelMmtwa flra That
took op the year's total to SSMnuMi We
told that on waa therefore "an an-
Wlth the vignr, eai imliiwa and knewl
sr eharcteT?iii!rr mT aa apnatlw of the
num. F. W. Fltspatrtck. the not ad ao
eats of flra-proof eonstracftan of buildings,
fMiw in the open court the flra ravages
of laat year and flnds abnndant material
In the mtna to form an exhibit of American
waste. In part, ha says?
"Tfro destroyed Roma to amuse himself,
a little put ma that coat that nation many
minions of tta (old enlns; Fl euch and other
revolutionaries burned many dties; tha
Russians flretl Moscow merely to cauaa
that other devastator. Napoleon, anma In
convenience, and In mora recent wars whole
cities havs likewise been destroyed for
strategic or other alleged reasons, but in
our day and environment all our great con
flagratlnne have been attributed to acci
dent. Errrmemisty. . however: for tha real
culprit's name la atupldlty.
.' Tha trltrata levied upon ua by flra haa
reached an appalling figure, something tre
nandona. and. mark you. unlike moat
1 i hi" that are-, after aH. nera exchangee
of money or raluea fmm one man' or
of men' pockets to other pockets, thla loaa
ta abaoiuta; all that remaina art or flra ia-
smoka! And an far. with all our vaunted
Invent! venose, no one haa been able to turn
tha latter commodity Into any commercial
Tabulations may be convincing, but cer
tainly ara awfully Hreaoma reading, ao let
ua eschew them. But we can wall afford
to give a minuta'a time to a glance at tha
matter of the coat of flra. merely oonslder
tng It to lta general aspect and In round
We actually have Invested at tha preaent
moment Ci.Wl.000.oo in tha ll.w,0O build
ing of which tha nation boasts. Russia
haa 3m,m more buildings than wa. but tha
total value of all Ita structures la but C
Ka.aM.00 (United Kingdom T.ltS.iBt build
in ga; Prance .ans.0BO; Germany .ao0.0":
Holland LMM.o aa that wa can safely nay
that wa ara tha greatest bulldera of the
age. Tat of all those millions of. our build
ings there ara barely 4.008 that can lay aay
ebalm to being; modern, up-to-date, and flra
r. -m- the extant that their steel
frame and stroctural parts cannot be over
much damaged by flra. though all else about
them la just aa Inflammable and damage
able aa. tha fllmeleBt construction of Slav.
Mongolian, or other so-called semi-barbarian.
In all this great country of ours
there ara probably not twenty what can
i 1 1 ...!! I mnititrAtlllV fll e urOOf
buildings, and they are generally warehouses yeera True, they Indemnify us
o7 structure, of such character. Or thJ r loase. to a certain extent, it 1. a
Billion, ot horn.-, throughout tha land, pal- -" ,""Bm'
ee or co,taa. where w. house tbos. " nb'ln .2 tV"fL
who ara dearest to our hearts and our; " ' "
wno are nearest n I semes within Ita door. For Instance, laat
normal year anal probaMy would not hava
anything to equal It for tha next twenty
years. But here. Just exactly two years
later, wa ara confronted with tha San
Francisco horror, a flra that haa ooat over
S3a.onM.nna, Tha year la but half over, yet
If nothing else happen no other great
eonflagratlon occurs, tha year's losses ara
bound to aggregate sear Kot.oM.flB0. Ara
wa not mora or lees Justified In calling
these ti eiiieudons losses normal, and the
years when they do not occur abnormal?
True, tha San Francisco flra waa primarily
eauaed by aa earth alia a, mit tha actual
earthqiialra damage scarcely reached
(Las. OS of the enarmoiur total wa hava
Just noted, and earthnnaka or no earth
quake, had Ban Fianolwo buildings been
better hritlt. had" they offered teas fuel for
consumption, there would! certainly hava
been leas to burn and therefore less total
damage. But even In so-called normal
years our average haa reached three the
aters, three public halls, twelve churches,
ten schools, two hospitals, two aay hi ma
two colleges, six apartment houses, three
department stores, two Jalla. twenty-six
hotels, la) flat buildings and t,8N bomea
burned eei f week. JVew Torfc averages
.7nt Area a year. Chicago 1KW and every
day in the year there ara Jt.OTS Uvea di
rectly endangered by flra.
All on account of poor building.
We hava built ao wisely that tom.OM
buildings hava been destroyed by flra dur
ing the last tan years. What a oommentary
upon the. Intelligence of our architects!
Small wonder that wa have to exhibit
such wonderful activity in building as wa
do. Why. In New Torfc alone, there will be
over E. 300,0(18 worth of construction this
year, and In the entire country probably
l75d.0M.0M will be spent In buildings during
the year ISM. But what think you of tha
people, whatever Its activity in tha building
line, that toieratea condltlona that Insure
that there will be utterly wasted, destroyed,
lost. In one year's time, buildings equal
to flve-eeventha of tha entire year's prod
Caw mt Flra PtaHaila
But that ia not tha whole coat of fire.
TVs lust noted that San Francisco baa
burned np over Gae.ODD.on worth of prop
erty, but Ita loss and the nation's In busi
ness. In values, directly attributable to
that lira, can only be told In a figure of
Then there la tha costly paraphernalia
wa hava to maintain to light flra. In sala
ries alone wa pay over tLB.on.on for our
department": then special water supplies,
apparatua and all that sort of thing easily
eat up another S20O.O0O.0He. And laat, but
not least, la the tribute wa pay to tha
gentlemen who condescend to gamble with
ua on the flra question, the Insurance companies
Wa hava said hera In premiums tLslD.9S.-
most valued material poseeeatona. there are
but X that would withstand ' premium. JUl,. ami got heck from the
Bttl. wbll. against even companle. in paid los. .- But in
lira, ana were are '
that are lira proof.
Intelligence. progreasiveneBS. leadership,
ara words wa frequently hear applied, aye.
that wa oonatanUy uae In describing our
servea. what application hava they to- our
generally accepted mode of constructing
' buildings? True, we hava avolva tna
"sfcyaci Atrerr" " ho ' otffer people om Sarth
hava tha conveniences In their homes nor
do any other people bring such skill to
bear in tha utilisation "of every Inch of
spare aa we do. but. at the same time.
let not those things make ua overconceited,
for wa have to acknowledge that nowhere
' else, not even in China or Japan, the
lands of paper houses. Is the annual Are
loaa In bulk or pro rata, anywhere near
FaiUy "t F1bisv Caasrraetlaa.
And what doea this folly of flimsy build
ing cost us? In the first place, nearly 7,308
Uvea ara annually sacrificed to the god of
asa. in property we have offered up over1
f 7f worth in value on that aatne
years lika thla then gamble la not so pro
ductive; it Is a caaa where tha bank gets
broken. Soma of tha smaller fry simply
close up and gat out of boalneaa,. others
quibble and litigate, anme pay up every dol
lar and, try to look pleasant, and still oth
ers will try to effect oompromlsaa, but
rest sssiin d It will be many a long year
before the San Franciaaana have gotten all
that- ia eomlng to them rightfully from tha
Perhaps I am captious In ths matter and
do not sea the- thing, aright, but it doea
1FFAI1S AT SOCTfl OilAflA
Live Stank In u a &al kit in lavar of
Annexation to 0 alalia.
SUPPIH TO IE GIVE BY THE AJlTTS
Oae Wt Favwra Tataa 6tvwm a
Cs.as.ew ta Sss.k at taKiH Fsl-
lewlag tke Can
. La 7 las.
It Is norlreeble that tha antl-annexaUon-Ista
draw but little support from the Sfluth
Omaha tiva Stock exchange. Sot one of
tha beads of ths big oomraiseion Arms Is
quoted on that aids of ths question. There
la a very good reason for this, and It Ilea
in the fact that tha great majority of the
commission men are In favor of tm medi
ate annexation of the two cltlea. Such
men as Al Powell. W. E. Reed. Bruce Mo
Culiough and J. d Kelley hava a remark
able Influence with the legislators. jns
member of ths housa at ths time of te
recent visit remarked to a member of the
South Omaha delegation: "Are any of the
vtommtsston men hi favor of annexation?"
When answered affirmatively that the ma
jority were, even to the officers of the ex
change, ha said: "Do you mean to say that
Al Powell favors annexation 7 "Ha will
be here with ua shortly," was the answer.
"Weil. It Powell looks at It that way. I
shall support it." said the representative.
"I know Powell and others of tha commis
sion men. and they are not going In for
anything which will hurt the city." Tha
Nebraaka legislators through ths country
districts know tha commission men better
than any other clasa of South Omaha
dtoaens and tha assurance that the ex
change, as a whole. Is In favor of tha union
of ths two cities should hava great weight
with them. This is the fact in ths case.
Tha anti-annexation forces ara straining
every nerve to create excitement. Tha
latest is a banquet which la to be given
this evening, purporting to be fostered by
tha South Omaha Commercial club, which
doea not exist. In reality the anti-annexation
committee appointed by T. J O'Neill la
steering ths whole affair, with the hops of
convincing tha legislators who happen to
be present at the ceremony thla afternoon
attending tha laying of tha cornerstone of
tha new city hail that they ara listening to
a body of men representing all class s of
the city. But they ara a picked bunch
of antla, and no others are expected to
be present. This is evident from the
speakers who will appear on tha program
and also from the toplca wnich manifestly
taboo any free discussion. Mo annexation
ists have been Invited to speak. Tha fol
lowing is tha program aa It will be pre
sented: A. M. Gallagher, toaatmaster.
"Municipal Government.' J. H. Van
"Wrongs of Forcible Annexation." J. it.
"Independent Citizenship." R. L. Wheeler.
"Benertta of a Commercial Club to a
City." H. C. Murphy.
"Hams Rule." 11. B. Fleharty.
"Public NeceaalUea," A. H. Murdoch.
"Educational Advantagea," N. M. Graham.
"What Makes a City." J. B. Watklna.
"Are Tou With Ma for Lincoln?" Thomas
Any one Is privileged to hear the simon
pure antl-annexatlon olub arguments at
n a plata. Tha banquet Is at tha Greer
hotel. Were thla of the long dead and
original South Omaha Commercial club.
sentiment would be found ao equally di
vided in Its membership that at least three
or four advocates of tha other aids of tha
question would appear on tha program..
With regard to the Issues of the school
bsard compaJan. O. H. KJddoo begs leave
to state his platform, and make a denial
of the position la which he haa been placed.
Bla statement is quo tad In, full below:
The Daily News correspondent must hava
had on his Imaginary (PBie wnm ne
looked upon" ma aa a "Laverty faction
J. W. Saunders, living at 73 Iforth Twenty.!
eighth, ahe waa 7b vaar aid. The hotly I
is to be sent to Metoask City sunaay i
The Presbyterian King Dauahtera met
resterday aiterooon wkji Mrs. fciton Clark.!
lweniy-orst and K. streeta.
The city onVss were Hosed ynai May aft
ernoon on account of tha IrsvU holiday. All
of the Sou'.a Omaha acnoois were given a
Prof. OorjK F. McCracken of Greeley
Center waa the guest of Joe Walker ye-
terttav. He rturne today He is the new !
principal at the doufh Omaha H.h school.
J. O. Eastman and Rev. Renwick of Phil I
K.tai-ney post attenned tha bwrwi services '
of J. S. wood in Omaha yesterday aftur-1
noon. Mr. Wood waa for a number of
yeara a member of the poet here.
An interesting part of the Washington
program before the King's Daughiers yes- '
terday afternoon wee the reaulng of a '
newspaper account of the deaxn ot Wash.!
mgton from a paper Issued at the time. i
A large company were entertained by Mrs.
F. A. Crersey last night. U waa the annual
function of the Women's auxiliary of me
South Omaha Toung Men s Christian aeso-
cuu.)ou. Many unique ouetumes of ooiunlal '
Umea were presented. j
Ola Gregor had A. K. Ways arrested on I
a peace warrant and be waa to have beam
in yesieraay. out tne case was post
poned on account of the holiday. Gregnr
ciiumi to have been stabbed in the leg by
Wave while the latter waa acting as a
watchman of the Luverne Food Products
Word haa been received from Herbert
Rice of South St. Joseph that his wife died
In that city yesterday. She succumbed to
an attack of pneumonia. The body is to
be sent to Indiana, to her old home. Mr.
Rice was well known in South Omahl and
wnile here waa connected with one of the
large commission firms. In 3t. Joseph he
im with , H T T i LI . 1
mm - " I.-U1UISU7. inreo i
Tax mwraraa thaw Fsverty af Fesple
f Latrrlaa FaUovrtaa; Tim
DCBIJX. Fab. 13 iH pedal.) Leant haa
just been thrown on tha extent of tha
failure of the potato crop In tha west of
Ireland at a recent meeting of tha Leitnm
It transpired that out of a total warrant
representing ITS. to ba collected for the
services for tha half year the sum of 17. 0(4
only had been lodged, and thla was ascribed
by the council to the almost total failure of
tha staple food, crop ot tha poorer people.
It waa stated that in many esses the crop
was not worth ths gathering. The seed
obtained from the government had rotted
In tha ground, and was not suited to tha
cllmata of Ireland or Its soil.
seem to me that totha Insurance companies j candidate." The boys and airta.of our city
TutonrxI Stomach. Oogjred Brain, Wa
vering Ambition, Failure C a leas
He Seize His Opportunity.
belongs very great blame for tha deplor
able condition, of most of our cities. Thuse
cuinpanie a, to my mind, have been too com
placent, or through design or through Ig
norance they have misled the people. The
companies know what good building is and
they expatiate muck- upon tha subject, but
when It comes down to actual facts they do
ara of vastly mora ntereg o ma than Mr.
Laverrv or his aBversertea. ana tne re
publicans whose cfctff purpose Is to per
petuate on old fact;. J animosity should
direct their attentlngXi other candidates.
I do not want the nomination oc election!
on such a platform.
9aaday Ser elwea.
Dr. Guy Wadaworth. president of Beile-
,. ,,, r- ra T muli
not refuse a bad risk. In fact they take couegr. w.u m:CuP, - - -It
with surprising alacrity, and tha differ- I P"'0" axuidT morning. In the evening
ence In. rates on a good building and a Dr. Wheeler will again speak on the sub
bad building la so little that the other ! i "a a Grain of Mustard Seed. Spe
gamblera.. our average business men. are clal music
quite willing to take the chance. Why. In The regular services will be conducted st
San Francisco, a notably poorly built city. I the First Methodist church,
a per cent, "wood risk," tha companies I In the afternoon the Toung Men's Chris
wrote a surprisingly low rata, because mark j Uan association will hold a special meet
you, of tha excellence of the city's flra de- , tag.
parrment! direct bait, an encouragement. ! Rev. Andrew Ranwtck's sermon Sunday
a challenge to build poorly, and people ; morning will ba on the subject of "The
seemed to gobble It up with avidity because j Lord's Prayer." In the evening hla sermon
there is only one other dty In the country wllL ba on the topic, "An Old Maa. at
that built aa shabbily. New Orleans. Work." Tha young people of tha church
Tha condition brought about by this In- , will give a social at tha church Friday
Ths re's no good reason for any man's i surance gamble is most distressing. People ' evening of next week.
remaining a dyspeptic a burden to himself
and family, when ba ahould ba a producer.
There's only one reason why ba has bean
a dyspeptic and that la because ha haa
overworked his stomach
aacreta tha juices and work tha mueali
aceasary to digest tha food.
have kept on Inquiring Just how poorly they
Rev. K. W. G. H tiler's morning topio will
be, "Tha Rewards of Endurance." In the
evening the subject will be, "Tha Quicken-
could build to get insurance, and the com
panies hava seemingly vied with the mu
nicipal authorities in making tha acceptable t iaK rnjmil
that it cannot ; standard just as tow aa possible allegedly ) ..0u- obligation to tha State" Is the sub-
ror me wnmii m tow pour iiish sim iu r- j fact of Rev. Ueorge van wmsuns aaareas
suit la that, the general standard ia ao low nj mornlng at tha Baptist church,
that now people have to Insure or are , Thm evening topic la not announced. The
brought race to race witn aoaotuta. certain i TOUnc people wlU hava a missionary con.
inn tOTaj was. iu wmpum u uiv up- ;
quest at 4. 3 P- m.
T. M. C. A. Vate.
Tha Sunday men's meeting will ba held
i in ths Methodist Episcopal cnurcn at I
o'clock Instead or . E.ugene stay or waau
Failwa tarlag Bm to tha Taos.
What tha dyspeptic must do la to help
tha stomach out. It ia full of a poison
ana pile of fermentlnc nauseating food,
Inataaal of being aaaimlllated and car
lied by the blood to make serve and mus
cle and rebuild the waata tiaaiiea. It lias
First, take an unlrritaUng caihartle and
get nd of thla food.
Seniind. get a SO-cent packaga of Stuart's
Dyapopsta Tablets from any druggist and
take one at each meal and at bed tlma. j
Tha tablet will do tha digesting wnile the
stomach will be vastly relieved if not
eurad. Why? Because Stuart's Dyepepst
Taoiata contain the vary elements, which
yaur suunaua pussiissud whan It waa
healthy pepsin, diaacaee, golden seal and
otbera. It waa because your stomach kept
losing Its supply of Ulnae digestive fer
ments that you becaraa dyspeptic
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets do the work
simply, surely and wUhjiut Injury. Thay
ara not a medicine but the working out
of a aclaatlfla principle upon tha toad you
Haadrada of sufferers la far worse oaa
at Uea thaa yoa have beaa poatUveiy
eurad. of dyapepata by these wonderful
Uttla tableta. Forty thnuaand phyaiciana
to tha United States and Canada retaua
If yon ara uncertain and wish further
proaf. sand as your nsma and addrraa for
a free trial pack age, wtoca we wta gladly
nuul you at anca, F. A- Stuart r .
tuart Bldg.. Maraaall. Mtea.
Far sale at all druggists.
per hand, and tha people ara In a speclaa of
bondage to them, a serfdom that Is an
outrage to our alleged intelligence. Did the
eotnoaniea know what they were abeut
waa It a wen una scneroe or nave mey , , hl. f.m,m w.
simply blundered into it. is neither hers j .,lm , Paul m Rome." The
v J J " Malc City preacher-orator. Dr. Whealer.
th--nl bo - era. " j pntand make I plea for mem-
Pomlvely ths only r-rewa -maibla nuu, B Christian Aa-
haa la to so build that ha need carry no In- ,7, .
.ursne. with tha oompanle that hi. -odktlon quartot will glnft nd tha aeao
building be a. ney abaolutoty flrepronf , 00 orche-tra wtl render m. good
aa possible, and that the only loaa that can t U men lntad
occur is from flra In tha content, of some Wednesday evening the union rvan-
, t mm-m hi hi. Kuilrfin i. ! gellatte meetlnga begin. Dean A. C. Pck
significant leas at beat and one that ha can 1 or Denver will be tha evangelist. Ha writes
insure himself. Such a building Is pos- j saklng that tha Christian people be much
able, not prohibitive in first coat. Indeed prayer for tha sncreea or tne meetings.
Telepheees ia Kereae.
Reporta from American consuls at Mar
seilles. France; Milan, Italy, and Vaietta.
Malta. furnlsA Information about telephone
operation and cost in the respective
localities and tha extent to which American
appliances enter Into tha business.
Telephony la a government monopoly In
France. In tha large dtlaa, Uka Marseilles,
one does not rent an Instrument at so much
per year, without further responsibility
therefor, as In America. One beglna by
making application tor connection and
service. For this a fixed rental is paid,
after which one pays tha state for the
wire used In making tha connection, and
Anally purchases the Instrument itself But
the Instrument cannot ba adapted to tha
public service unless It Is of a type ap
proved by the state and bears the govern
ment stamp. Consequently manufacturers
who desire to engage In thla business must
submit their types to ths dlrecteur da
I'exploltaUon telcphonique et telegraphlque
at Parta for Inspection., and If they are
found acceptable each instrument must ba
In Marseilles tha annual cost of tele
phonic com muni oat Ion la 3D9 francs (138.40)
plus ths supplementary charges. In Paris
tha annual cost Is as) franca 77.2D). and
this system of fixed annual chargea plus
supplementary' charges prevails In all cities
of mora than 80,000 Inhabitants. IB si haa
of leas than SD,not Inhabitants the govern
ment purs In the telephone and erects the
wire and charges a fee for each communica
tion plus lot francs (tlS.30) the first year;
francs US. 34) the second year; fll francs
(tU.SS) tha third year, and 40 francs (7.?n
the fourth and each succeeding year.
There ara about i.0Bt 'phones in use la
Marseilles. Tha purchase price of tele
phones la C IS.
In Italy tha government also controls
the telephone business, excepting a portion
of upper Italy, where a private company
operates 1.3s 'phones. These lines connect
with the national and the Swiss govern
ment lines In order to form a compieto
system. Included in ths main company
are the exchangea for tha cities of Milan
(10.50 'phonesi and Turin (2.50D 'phones)
and about 1.009 other 'phones in their
suburbs and elsewhere, a grand total of
something over 18.00 instruments In use.
i ne unes are under direct government
supervision. If not control, their regulations
being subject to the review of ths minister
of posts and telegraphs, aa are their rates.
Rates in Milan ara 4 a year for every
Instrument within a radius of two miles of
ths Milan exchange and CIS additional
annually for every one-eighth of a mils
beyond the minimum limit. Offices of the
national government of tha provinces and
tha communes are allowed a discount of
S per cent on these rates. Professional
men, pharmacists and others of that class
ara allowed a special rata of about SI. 50
annually for each instrument used, subject
to ths same extra rata for points outside
tha minimum limit, and with a 10 per cent
discount for subscribers taking- three or
mora telephones. These rates apply fat tha
larger dtlaa of upper Italy, and are slightly
less In tha smaller towns. Tha usual ar
rangements ara made for extra bells, desk
sets, etc In Milan nearly an wire Unas
are run in underground conduits.
A private company controls the service
In Vaietta, operating SO 'phones, moat of
which are of American make. The servioe
is reported satisfactory, but aa business
houses do not consider "time ia money"
tha number of 'phones la use Is insignificant.
actually an economy ultimately and a very
dedded advantage to tha Individual and
tha oo tarn unity.
Tsars ago there lived a Judgo down. In
Mississippi who waa a man of parta, Ba
waa elected mary tunes before his popu
larity began to wane. Finally In ana cam
paign, while tha nas seemed running
strong agalnat him. ha saved tha day by a
A meeting of the voters had been called
and tha audience listened with rapt atten
tion to tha arguments of tha squire's oppo
nent. When his tuna cams to address tham
tha squire slowly asountod the platform,
carrying a larga document tat his band.
Gaatng slowly ever tha crowd, ha said:
Tva bean Jeedoe ot this yers county for
fifteen years or mora, and I dona my duty
well. If you wants vote agia ma yo kin,
but I aay here and now, plain and solemn,
if you do Til bunt this yera oonstltutiun
and bylaws of tha state of Mississippi -
He peimid to abaae tha document ha held
at them and thea osatlaued:
"Tea. atrvae. Tva got It right bsre and
ril bura It. up. Thsn whafll you her
Wharti vou bo without no oooauruttoa and
ao kytaaw to live by?"
jsi elected, las Turk Sun.
Tha aeries of oottaga prayer meetings
planned by the Ladles' auxiliary will be
announced from tha various pulpits tomor
row morning. There will be two meetings
at each place, conducted by Chrtstlaa lead-
era. Tha theme for these services la "Ths
Success of tha Union Meetings,"
Tha Martha Washington tea, given by
t tha Auxiliary at tha homo of Mrs. F.
Creasy, was tha greatest success of tha
ens am A larga crowd attended, thai pro
gram waa par excellence, and tha reoeipta
were far beyond expectations, amounting to
Dorothy Richardson is reported seriously
Mrs. A. J. Caughey ia to entertain a
dinner party tnla evening.
Mrs. A. M. Petite of Atlantic, la., la the
guest of Mrs. C. sL achindai.
Mlsa Alia Gilchrist haa been en tha sick
Use lor tha laat three or tour days.
A case ot smallpox la reported at the
hums of Joe Uarta, 4U SouUl Nineteentn
Vnmm a Caaa s ana Bevy
LAX ATI V s BBC MO Quinine Tableta,
roruggteta refund moaey If It fails to. sura
B. w . urove a auaarure at on seen Dua. ma.
Baa Want Ada tur Rnsinaas Boosters
Special Sale Brass Beds
Now is a most opportune time to select a prattr brass bed at a
low price. Commeneiag tomorrow, w place on carload of all bra
b?tl Our heavy parchaing enable ns to offsr value marh nnrier the r-jrular.
(like cut) t-lnch pillars:
three-quarter-inch top rod: other
tubing . and ; head tnchea high;
how foot. An excellent value
See our new stork: a large variety of patterns, ranging
from taa.50, Sao. VST-M, SDO, CM, tas, 3T, $40 and up.
(Ilka out) Havy two-
Inch poet. one-Inch top rod: door-bell
knobs; heavy filling. Full or three
quarter Rise. Bright or satin finish
(like cut) Heavy I- ,
Inch eonHnuouB post and 1-lnrh top
rail; well filled, haa heavy mountings.
Massive design and tha best possible
value tn all-brass 1-lncb continuous
post bed. Bright or satin finish.
The greatest of all opportunities. The genuine Ortermoor French edge $30 mattress, 60
pounds, inseamed border, covered in best quality mercerized Art Twill Tickings, dehcata
shades, dainty flower patterns; on sale for this week only $18.50
BIGELOW WILTON RCGS
A beautiful assortment of these handsome rugs, all 9x12, that sell regularly at forty dol
larsgo on sale tomorrow at 4$350O
Made from odd lengths of carpets and borders ; yery desirable and splendid bargains at tha
oriirinal. price. Oai sale tomorrow :
$20.00 AxmiQBter (3-3x3-3) for S1SJU
$20.00 WUton (-9s9) for t3.73 $34.00 Velvet (10xlJ)
$22.50 WUton (8-3xl0-) for ttl.OO
$25.00 Axmlnater (8-3x11-2) for 91H.OO
$27.00 WUton (7-2x3-3) for 1.T3
$25.00 Body Brussels (9x10-6) for S20.no
$27.0d Wilton (3-3x11-9) for fJl.OO
$30.00 Brussels (10-41x1$) 'or $3XOO
for .. 37-30
$35.00 Axminstar (9x12) for S3.J.,
$41.00 Body BraaaelB (10-6x12) for ra.0O
$40.00 WUtoo (9x12) for W2.0i
$45.00 Wlltou (10-6x13) for .$3.0Q
Now showing the new spring patterns.
They are beauties, and the values we are
offering are sure to please.
Arabian DeateP.a Curtains, especially pretty for
library or dining room, per pair fl.3
Heavy Cable Net Arabian Curtains a good
$7.50 value, special, per pair
W2VTHENH WASHING MACHINE
We've been fortunate izit securing the exclusive
agency in Omaha for the celebrated "Wathena
The almploat movement produce air presa-ure, suction
and rotary at tie game time Just like three, different washing-
machine working at once. No soaking of clothes over
night, no germs, no disagree able wash day odors. Sen this
one before baring a waaher. It's a wonder. Ia basement.
rchard & Wilhelm Carpet (Eo.
414-16-18 Soath Sixteetxt&t Street.
MS. BASSET! W15S FOIST
Gains 0ns Stop Whan Court Ors miles
Xotiaa to Eirmis Caaa.
REV. MR. HUNT TALKS OF HIS ADCKSS
Sara He Dews Sax .Praawae) te
Criticise) Cemrt. Sat Will x
lala Hla Owa Cearsw
Kra Famua Rice Basse ti won a point tn
her divorce suit Saturday morning when
Judge Battle overruled tha motion of At
torney Stout for the defense to dismiss ths
suit on the grounds the evidence Intro
duced by Mrs. Basset t did not entitle her
to a decree. The motion was argued briefly
by the attorneys before the decision. Judge
Redlca said ha did not care to decide ques
tions sa Important aa some of those raised
at the present stage of ths trial and ha
overruled the motion.
Mr. Stout contended the charges ot
cruelty made against Mr. Bassett had not
been sustained by the evidence with one
possible exception, tha Incident at Atlantic
City. This, ha said, was corroborated only
by tha evidence of the little boy. Chester
Bassett. and ha contended" tne court should
not give weight to tha testimony of the
child. Ha also contended the tact ot 3(6
days Intervening between tha separation of
Mrs. Baasett from her husband and the
birth of "the child. Lawrence, waa pre
sumptive evidence of ber guilt. sd that
this should bar her from securing a de
cree. Judge Redlck said this waa a mo
mentoua question and. aa It rested on a
discrepancy of a few days, ha would not
decide It until ha had more evidence.
teeesTiee ef Jartsdletloa.
After another skirmish or tha introduc
tion In evtdence of tha record in tha Wash
ington ease. Including the opinion of the
court and tha decree, ths attorneys began
tha argument on tha main question now
before tha court relating to whether or
not the Omaha court haa jurisdiction after
the decree waa granted to Mr. Bassett in
Washington. Judge Baxter waa stll argu
ing this question when arecsaa waa taken
until 1 30 p. m. The afternoon session was
devoted to argnmenta on this question.
Neither of the principals was ia
tha court room during tha morn
ing session, but Rev. EX Lawrence
Hunt appeared shortly after court aon
vened. The crowd waa smaller than usual,
but all tha seats were filled and many
were standing near ths door, notwith
standing tha fact tha hearing waa of a
formal and technical character and entirely
devoid of Interesting features.
Mr. Hunt resents the Inference that bis
discussion of the case In a pub 11a lecture
Sunday la improper.
WORK IN ELECTRIC GLARE
nay Xlarat Seeaee la the Can
ties af alldtaa la Saat
Mlaa Mary Mann gave a luncheon to a
minuter af fnenua yesterday aflernuen.
Five candidates) are u be Initialed Satur
day Dight by tna Oranr af the fcesisrn tttar.
Mrs. Emun and son of if ansae City ara
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Juun Caughey.
Karl blrga lert Suuta Omaha Last Mundny
for am rr:y. AnL, arbere ne wUl maae Uls
L A. Davis is recovering from his raosnt
Illness, lie waa ante Ui appear oa tua
auguarua Hamisa la aald to save ahot
himself Thursday nigt la a St of dsapwad
eoua. Ha is aull aiiva.
The death ef Mrs. Mary M. Saunders
esaarraa yesterday. Slie Is tbs ixtiisr af
A Mlaeemrl Btavtaaaaaaw
Repreaentaiva ian A. CeArmond ef
Missouri, who la lust now ths sublect of
widespread newspaper comment by reason
ef hla having proposed tha calling of a
aadanal constitutional convention, haa
been a member ef the house continuously
for axteea yasrsi and baa been re-eiected
for a ninth term. Ha Is ona of the really
forceful factors In legislation, re
ports tha Washington Herald. Before cam,
lng tn congress ho had had a long aad va
ried experience in tha public amors of bla
state, at ona time being a membei of tha
Missouri supreme court. His decisions
while a member of that tribunal rank
high among tha judlaial opinions of tha
day. Ha la raogniaea aa ona of tna most
profound students of constitutional law and
government in pubilo. Ufa. Ha doea not
speak often in tha house, but whenever
he doea ha la listened to with aa Intares?
and respect that are accorded only a cora
paratlswiy taw democrats. Ha haa tna bit
terest tongue of any member ef. either
branch ot eongreaa, and whan ha pitches
Into ths republicans tha hair flies and the
air Is solphuroas while ha la an hla feet.
It la a curious fact that although ba haa
had many a bout with Speaker Cannon
from opposite sides of the house, while
Cnela Joe waa just a plain member, they
never silil reset it a word to each other In
private caaveraatloa until Mr. Cannon waa
alerted speaker and ths Ml innm was
made a ateinlisr of tha aommlttee on rules
wtth Leaner John Sharp Williams. In
deed, until thla occurred tha speaker and
Joan DaArsiaad aad, ever beam latro-SucaeV
Not all of San Francisco' night Ufa la
revelry and an effort mm all Ita Inhabi
tants to keep alive tha tradition ot a
pleasure sex king metropolis. With tha
coming of dry weather a surprisingly large
part of the city's nocturnal activity ia being
devoted to rehabilitation. Mvriaa are llehra
rnjmmfr throughout the burned district.
lighting up unusual scenes of construction
an class A buildings to adorn the down
town section of tha new San Frandaoo.
Wbarever these stretfhous endeavors te
turn night Into day ara found ona may
bear tha same story: "Time la ths essence
of this contract."
The smashing of building records will
mark they progress of reconstruction. If
contractors have been dales' ed by bad
weather and scarcity of material and labor
during tha winter ail tha more reason
for taking a fresh start, enlarging their
farces and working nlghta Property own
era ara anxious to see ths completion of
their income buildings, bringing Increased
revenues, and many waiting tenants are
equally desirous of moving into down town
At Fourth and Market streets, where the
contractors, tha American Fuel tie company.
announce on a large signboard that thaw
are erecting "the largest reinforced oon
erata office buldldlng In the world," there
Is doubtless good reason, in view of tha
undertaking, for working M men on tha
first night shift and 13 oa tha mil I
IVty are lights make ssrtiiln Mm u-a
msnt of ooncrete workers, carpenter aad
machinists. Tha building ia being son
strneted for tha PaclBc syndics t a which
haa secured a fifty -year lease of tha ground
from Miss Jennie Flood. It will ooat fLam.
MM and contain S3 offices. Tha foundations
have bean completed and work la being
done on ths first floor. It is the Intention
to finish ths building by ths last of Sep
tember. Much labor saving machinery for
handling material is being need.
Tha night acena at tha location of the
new Olympic club building on Post street,
near Mason, resembles ths operations In
a quarry. An oval pit la being sxoavatad
to a depth or thirry-flva feet to accommo
date" the largest club swimming tank In
tha United Statea.
1 Ha activity behind tha stage curtain could
be mora stirring than the work on the
Alcazar theater building, which la being
rushed In order to ring up tha curtain tn
six weeks. Over a hundred men. Including
carpenters, plasterers, decorators and metal
workers, wtll form tha night force which
this week begins tha transformation of tha
Interior into a modern playhouse. Saa
CFFICEH " SAW USED GUNS
Flaws ataaU Bvldewew frees Fee tm
Caaaewt Seldtesw with IrtSM
SAJC airromo, Tea.. Fab. & Tn tha
Penrose court martial oase today. Lieuten
ant George M. Lawrasoa testified ander
cmsa-examlnatlon by Colonel Glenn that
when ha Inspected tha guns on tha mora
lng after tha shooting np of Brownsville
ha found seven man with, gmna that hag
evidently been In use. -
"At an order from Major Penrose, whs
lust than cams up," said Lieutenant
Lawraaon. "I went off on another duty,
leaving those seven men aad guas ta Pan
rasa aad captain Lyoa for further In ansa
Posftively the Basft foam
ONLY FIVE DAYS NOW REMAIN
HI WHICH YOU MAT TAKE AOVAHTAOX OP Oft. BKARAMAfTS LIAL OWTX OF
CQSSULTATlCa. TKATMEET 133 UEEICIIf iE FSIE. FC2 C2E L'.ITH
Dr. Braaamsn. tha famous pecioiist.'
offers bis services, treatment and a1 1
medicine required entirely free of charge
to ail sufferers from
Catarrh, Deafness, lisad
!!:ises, Asthma, Ercnchitis
1 3d All Sialics, Cdnrf suit Bawd Coa
piiiots mi! I tifl us Oiuues
who begin treatment at any tlma during
Peoruary. If you ara in need of treat
ment, du not overloua thla opportunity to
get one whole months treatment Ana
medicine entirely free of cnaxge. Tula
offer will not be eaiended beyond Keoru
ary !&. Do not wait until tna last day
bsgtn now tuday.
Or. Bransman'e system' af home treatment tor those unable to call at hia office haa proven ta be aa sum sesful aa Hla
Office treatment. Ua haa nu ad reus of patients under treatment by mail, all ef whom are doing nicely. If you cannot rail
at bla ofllca, write fur symptom blank, srhltb wtll bring out ail the aymptoma of your case and enable the durtor to ere
acrtbe for you aa inuullifuntly aa Uatugh you called In peraun.
Dr. Branaman's book on Catarrhal Diseases aad Ita Cures, with Testimonials, mailed free oa request.
G. H. DRAttACIAn, 305 U. Y. Lifo Dldc., Hail, l
-My son. AxtaL aged 13, had baea suffering with asthma
ever since babyhood. Ha soughed terribly. Trhsseaif ail Ona
time, and had frequent smothering spella and bad, to hava
tha doors and windows wide opea about half tha tlma ta
enable htm to get bla breath. Couldn't sleep at night waa
weak, puny and sickly. I consulted several doctors eoout
the bov aad used their prescriptions, but without atordiaeT
any relief. .'
About four months ago I waa advised by Mlsa Austin of
Omana. to consult Dr. Branamsn. who had cured hsr af a
aevfi-e ease of r si arm of tha stomach and beeels. 1 did a
aad waa promised a oompiste cure. So L placed the boy
under hla care and waa surprised to find tnat relief waa
immediate and that the boy began to Improve rtgbt awe.
He naa had none of those smothering saeila for ver a month
now. ia free from wheealne. the cough baa gained la weignt,
haa a better ooior In his face; In fact, le unite a different
boy than when ha began treatment with Dr. Branaman. I aia
well pleased with the result of hla treatment aad can heartily
recommend Dr. Branaman's treatment to anyone suffering
from utrniu. CUBU UL-dEN. rt. Caihdua. Neb.. R. No. x.
January lu. 17.
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