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T11K 0MA11A DAILY BEE: FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1907.
i BURT TOUTED FOR NEW JOB
, Tormn Union Paciflo rrflit for Preti
f dent Kansas City Tsnalnal.
JUST HNISHU -TASK W ARKANSAS
C.sleta - flic Wark af ftedaela
Grades Kaaeaa City aata
ra la the Moaatalae
flnraM A liet him nrMkti t fflta
Vnton Pacific railroad, hat flnlsWed a epa-
ciei teas: ror wnicn Da an employed by
tha executive board or th Kansas City
i Southern Railroad company, say tha Kan
,ksas City Star.: About sis month ago ha
wa' employed to make a rerurvey of tha
7.lV'1 wlth to ascertaining what
- 'could be done In the way of securing eaaler
grade Teaterday It waa announced that
the force of mo engineers, -surveyors and
helpers had been discharged,
"Mr. Burt haa finished hla work," aald
J. A. Edaon, president of tha Kansas City
Southern railroad, this morning. "He haa
I not made hla report. H will simply
port what carv be done In tha way of re-
1 duolng grades and It will then be up to
the management to reoommend the work.
( Mr. Burt made surreys along the entire
line for the purpose of seeing what eould
be done toward dereloplng a lower grade.
Wlun tha road waa first built It waa
through an undeveloped country and. aa
t la uauaL It haa been found that easier
grades are. poeelble now that did not de
velop when the original line waa ouiit
Perhapa the most formidable proposi
tion In connection with tha reeunrey la
f that part of the railroad through the Ar
; kansaa mountains. After passing Slloara
fiorinaa. Ark., the grade geta heavier. The
road climbs the Winding Stnlr mountain
,'ln a slgsag course, tnklng time end using
( power that would be saved If more dt-
rect route on an easier grado could be
secured. It was here that Mr. Burt did
most of hla work. He had hla headquar-
tera at Mens, Ark., and had two or three
, engineering corps making extensive sur-
I reys in the mountalnoua portlona of the
I road to reduce the grade to fire-tenths for
aa lone a' stretch aa possible. The eon
i temnlated rhanae means saving of IS
' per cent In the cost of operation.
Mr. Burt haa been talked of aa a ue
I cessor to John M. Egan, president of the
I Kansas Cltv Terminal Railway company,
"""""Whs corporation the Is to build and opet-
. : . . i
v'ate the new Union passenger station.
Burt Is now In Chicago, whore ha makes
'- Pretest Aealast Rata ef Rates.
To further protest to the rallroaua against
tha proposed - raise In grain rates from Mla-
I aeurl river points a large number of Omaha
' grain dealers, aa well aa those from other
Missouri rlvsr points, went to Chicago
"Wednesday night. All tha line from the
Missouri river to point east, south and
north are preparing tariffs advancing the
grain rates 1 cents, which are to go into
, affect April L- The grain men hope to have
the railroads .defer this raise untlWuly 1,
that they may clean up on grain which la
already, on hand. The raise wilt effect all
' grain shipments to Chicago, St. Louis,
Memphis, Minneapolis and New Orleans.
Mo gpeetal Rates Move.
Tha Colorado sugar companies, which
draw each .year on the foreign labor of
Nebraska for beet sugar workers, have
asked from the railroads the usual special
rate 'for several train loads of worker
with their household effect. Nebraska
the home of .thousands .of thesa workers
who go to the various . beet sugar fields In
summer and. return to NeoraakA in winter,
'he' railroads have replied that under tha
a i of the Inter tat Commerce .oom
, V-J. Jii?.Bj!lon and In view of the possible reduo
tlon of passenger fares la western states
they will not be able to take any action for
the present.. If at all,
Large numbers of thesa Russians Md
1 Poles go to Colorado, Michigan, Wyoming
and Montana each summer to work In the
fields and all live In tha foreign settle
ments around. Lincoln, Geneva,' Beatrice
and other cities.
- Prepare te Pay Those Taxes
The railroad of Nebraska are preparing
' to pay their delinquent taxes throughout
the state. 'The attorneys say they are
simply waiting for the full text of the de
j clslon to see what they have to do. The
' ' Union Pacific haa a special fund set aside
to pay these taxes and the money ta all
available aa soon a the attorneys And
' the decision' calls i pon them to pay.
J. N. Baldwin, general solicitor for tb
' , j Union Pacific; Oerrlt Fort, assistant gsn-
V, eral passenger agent, and Charles J. Lane,
-e first asstant general freight agent, have
returned from Topeka, where they ap
peared before the legislature of Kansas in
opposition to a proposed 1-cent rate bill' In
Tt tor Laadeeeker. '
The Burlington has prepared folder
valuable to homeaeekers, as It shows the)
Isnda available for entry under the Kin
kald act and gives all sorts of Information
concerning the lands which may be had In
" Itr, Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. It Is
Jorepared under the drlectlon of D, Clem
ueaver. ceneral acent of the land seekers'
-Information bureau of tha Burlington. Dur.
ing the lent six year 109,000,000 acres of
lend have paseed from the ownership of
the government Into the hands of Individ
uals. The pamphlet gives information oft
dry farming, western Nebraska, govern
ment lands In Nebraska, how to find a
home, who may take homesteads, dairying
n Nebraaka. -description of land.
CURAT lLB OF PORTIERE!.
Braadets Bays Glsaatle Steak tram
Paaaaaa Rasters Tapestry Mllle.
BALE NEXT MONDAT AT BOSTON
, STORE. .
High .grade couch rover and portieres
at bargains never before thought possible
111.50 portieres at I ech7.0 couch
covers at tt MH couch covers fl.&e Table
covers at tSc each, etc
.n East . Philadelphia tapestry mills,
snout to move Into new euarter. was
torced to glva poesesaton of Its old mills
before completion of their new plant.
Sooner than pay storage on their immense
stock they sold It to us for cash at leas
than It cost to manufacture the goods.
Gale Is next Monday.
J. L. BRANDEIi st IONS.
Bear Braaaat Heaae.
The bod of Ralph E. Smith waa re
ceived In Oniaha Wednesday evening by
Cole-McKay, undertaker, trom Kawllna,
VT'4 Smith aa killed In a railroad ae
cij t there February B. Tha deed man
v.srfa nephew of Mra. Kotwrt N. burgeae
of the Burgess Shirt company, and he haa
TOOTH, TALK If O. 100.
You've heard about "isnna",
haven't you? WslL thy play
aa proulneot a part la mod era
dentistry a they do la modern
surgery. . .
You'll find all my operation
clean aa wall a cleanly.
OIL riCKES. ""
'Fnone Doug. lit. Jit b bjug.
a)o two brothers In Omaha. The body waa
taken Thursday evening to Waldron. Mich.,
the old home of the family, for burial.
RAILROADS MAKE. NO OFFER
Kitend We ladeeeaae'at
aaerelal Clak Esearslaalat ft
A meeting of the trade extension com
mittee of the Omaha commercial club waa
held at the club Thursday noon to discuss
plans for the projected trade extension trip
to the northwest thla spring. The Itinerary
ss announced haa 'been approved and ways
and means were dlacusssed at the meeting
Thursday, to Induce at least 100 merchants
to Join In the trip.
The railroad are not offering any. spe
cial Inducements to the olub In the way of
prices for the trip and In order to obtain
rate eoneeestona It Is absolutely essential
that 100 dealers participate In the excursion.
The matter will be brought up before the
meeting of the executive committee of the
club newt Tuesday for- official ratification
on the part of the Commercial club as a
whole and effort will then be made to se
cure the signatures of merchants willing
to take part In the trade extension ex
A meeting of the committee on the I oca
tlon of Industries waa also held at the
Commercial olub Thursday noon, at which
several propositions were discussed relative
to tha offering of Inducement for the loc
tlon of certain foreign Industries. Nothing
definite was decided or done In the prem
lees and the matter will be brought up
again at the next meeting of the committee
after further correspondence.
The Business Men's association held a
session Thursday at the Commercial club
behind closed doors, which was quite
largely attended, but It waa stated that
nothing could be given out for publication
a te what transpired at the meeting.
BOY MAKES OUT OWN CHECK
Ten agate Tea re l Paper- Reeelved
free Rssploye staid Pre
seats Bad Oae.
Relnhard Koukolfk, IB years of age, ft re.
cent arrival in this country and who works
for th Swoboda Printing company at 121S
Harney street, was taken before Captain
Moatyn at the polloe station Thursday
morning by George Nachnaber, a saloon
keeper at Third and Hickory streets, to ex.
plain something about an M check that
Koukollk had successfully passed on the
saloonlst, but which was afterward proved
to be a forgery.
koukouk explains the matter, In a pe
culiar way. though at the same time ad
mitting naively that he algned the check
because "the money waa coming to me.
The boy work for Swoboda anoNls paid
IS per . week. Payment is made ordinarily
by check,, but for some reason tha boy did
not receive his check last Saturday. I The
check was returned from the bank In Which
It had been deposited with the marginal
note that the signature was "bad."
Monday Koukollk received his proper
check from hla employer for th preceding
week's wages and tore It up, as he says,
aa he had already received tha money on It
from the check he had made out himself.
The boy Is apparently honest, but Is un
familiar with banking methods and ths
ethics of check making. The police author
ities will not prosecute him, neither will
Mr. Nachnaber or Mr. Swoboda.
Nachnaber had another check with him
for 17 passed on him February 20 by one
Q. J. Walker. This check was also re
turned from the bank with the advice that
It waa no good. ' ,, '
WO WEN .HOLD- UP THEIR PLANS
Mrs.. Cad any Saya Nothlaar Will
- Don at Preaeat am Work
ing Girls' Home.
"I doubt If anything will be dona by us
along that Una now," said Mrs. Joseph M.
Cudahy regarding the project which she
and other public-spirited women of Omaha
had launched In the direction of building
home for working girls in Omaha. Mr.
Cudahy haa Just returned from the east,
and on the visit to New York and Chicago
she took occasion to Investigate homes of
thla character, with a view of .aiding her
and her associates In their undertaking In
Since Count Crelghton made provision In
his will of 150,000 for a home for working
glrla, th same sort of propject ths women
had In mind. It seems to them advisable
not to proceed with their plana just now.
"We have our plans In statu quo," said
Mrs. Cudahy "and are not able to aay
Juat now what we shall do, but we expect
to a. noma for working glrla In Omaha
sooner or later.'
FEAST OF PURIM OBSERVED
Ortbedax Jews Hejele fa Kseapa of
Aaeesters free Ilaataa's
The Feast of Purlm, a holiday of joy for
deliverance of their anoeators from the
evil machinations tof Hainan, through the
effort of Queen Esther and Murdeoal. 1
being celebrated by orthodog Jew through
ut th World.
Beginning Wednesday night, th celebra
tion began In tfrthodoa churches by th
readlna- of the entire book of Esther, re
counting tne event, yesterday prayer
wr aald and tb day commemorated by.
the donation of gifts to the poor.
Tha holiday wa not formally obeerved
by Temple Israel congregation, but Friday
night Rabbi Cohn will lecture on the sub
ject of "The Feast of Purlm and its Eter
Frasa rhlaage ta New rrk.
Most satlafactery passenger service la
furnished by the Pennsylvania Short Line
In Ita nine train leaving Chicago dally at
:lt a. tn., 100 a. an., 11 a. m, .- p. m.,
I U p. m., I:S0 p. m., i p. ra., 10 p. m. and
11: p. m. Time a quick aa any, and
equipment of tha beat. Address W. H.
Rowland. T. P. Agt.. U. . Bank Bldg.,
NEWS FOR THE ARMY.
First Lieutenant Allen Parker, 'Twenty,
sixth Infantry, was a visitor at army head
quarter Wednesday enroute to Jefferson
Contract cental Surgeon John D Mll
llkln of Fort Leavenworth has been nrriri
to proceed to Forts Des Molnea and Omaha
for temporary duty.
Leave of abaenc for one month and two
days has been granted Captain W. V.
Grote. Klghieenth Infantry, on surgeon's
First Lieutenant N. M. Cartmell. Tenth
cavalry, baa oeen, aeiauee Inspector of
tmt cattle at the Rosebud Agency, S . D.,
for the remainder of the Aeoal year 1W7.
Major Oeneral A.. "W. Oraely, command
ing tb Northern Military IM vision and
lepartiueiit of th Missouri, returned to
Oik-ago Tuesday evening after a visit of
two aays at tneee neauquartars.
Sargent. First Class C. A. Heckleman,
koaullal oorua. Fort Rile V. haa baen nr.
dered to proceed, to Forts Crook and Des
Moines to give a course of instruction for
tne Anger print aud photographic system of
Paul B. Harms, chelf elerk of the de,
pertinent, who has becu on temporary duty
at Havana since Brigadier Ueneral Wint
was la command there, la aaecled to re
turn te Oniaha Saturday Ui resuma hla
puaiiioai aa obmi uara.
Privates Max M. Lesenae of Conunt
and W. J. Iedford and Frank Taylor,
lotnpasy l. .iiumnm inianlry, nave
own u w iu, uiiiai corpa upon
raeommandatlon of tiie aiylug chiaf
surgeon vi wa utnuiiii oi ute mi laauuil.
HUNT ASD WOMAN IS DEEPER
Fraachar Identified a Van witk
Besett in Little Book.
HUSBAND TAKES THE WITNESS STAND
Lambaste Mlalater ae Mi Who Casae
Betweea Ilia aad Wife
ad Dealee Latter'a
The sennRtlon of the Baseett trial waa
"aprung" by ths defense In the case Thurs
day afternoon. It waa the Introduction of
a witness, Michael Sullivan, a real estate I
aeaier or utile Koca, An., who rtm
house to Mr. Basaett snd Hunt Novem-
ber 1, l0t, the latter under the name of 1
Jamison." Sullivan identified Hunt the
moment he came Into the court room as
the man whom he met with Mrs. Baasett 1
In Little Rock and to whom he rented the
He testified that "JaihUon" remained In
the house four days and nights, and then
returned to Washington. He said Mrs. 1
Bassett Introduced Hunt, at first as her
husband, but that Hunt corrected her and
said his name was Jamison and that he I
was her oaetor.
Mra. Bassett In her testimony last week
declared she waa alone In Little Rock at
the time etated and that ahe did not re
member the number of the house.
Sullivan said Mra. Bassett referred to
Jamison" a "dear" and a "dear, gooa
Ha aald ha saw "Jamleon" come out of
the house one morning at 1 o'clock In hi
Bassett Takes the Stand.
Charles C. Rnasett. Mra Faeseu iron
whom he wa divorced in Washington, and
Rev. B. Lawrence Hunt, star witness, con
fronted each other Thursday morning in
Judge Redlck's court, where Mrs. Basscu
has been seeking a divorce. The ngnt now
is for the custodv of two of the three chll
dren In Mrs. Baseett's possession. Mr.
Bassett wa present for the first time at
the specific order of the. court.
Mr. Bassett looks much younger tnan iu
12 years of hi age. He I of medium ixe,
smooth faced and the front of nis neaa is
i.. th. hair Is curly. He
.mii.rf 'nrlna the morning while
under the examination of Mr. Colllday. his
Mr. n...tt nired the room aftef her 1
fnM huahand ' had begun his testimony
and took a scat close to her attorneye with
Rev. E. Lawrence Hunt on her right. I
Mr. Bassett' testimony was a flat and I
emnhatlc denial of all the serious charges
his wife had made Against mm. ne wo
calm In manner. He looked at his attor-
ney and not at Mrs. Bassett, who sat much
nf tha time with her eye, upon him. When
reference wa made to the man ne claims
has broken up his home his voice tremDiea
aith amotion and he glared at the minister I
angrily and spared no terms in denouncing
him so far as court etiquette wouia ""'' of the one who Is left. He may not con
As he denied one after the other all the glder the jmportanc, 0f the proper educa-
chargee made by his wire, Mrs. ""
smiled wearily and scornfully. l
aeene ta Her Room, I
. ..... I
no - .... .
. . . tn vtvA inn real ini;i, uuir i
cernlng a certain ' scene wnicn
.. h.d related. He declared the facts
were that when he came home one day hla
little S-year-old girl ran to meet him end
Tana Dr. Hunt ha been in mama
. . . .. . . v. .,.. whfl
room." He inauirea oi mo .".. -
said Hunt had come at 10 o'clock In the
morning and stayed until after lunen.
I Inquired of my wife now long ne nan
seen there, related Mr. uasseii, dud
..m nnlv a few minutes, men 1 torn
her that ir ever again inni nionais, vu..
that whlted sepulcher, that wolf In sheep's
rlothlnr. that" false messenger 01 una
came within my doors I would shoot him
like I would a yellow cur.'
Mr. Bassett's face was almost purpie
with raee aa he recalled the occurrence,
and he glared at Mr. Hunt, who waa taking
nnlnua notes at the moment. At anomer
time Mr. Bassett corrected hlmeelf when
ha had referred to Hunt aa "doctor." He
begg-ed the court'a pardon, txplainlng that
he knew of no degree naving oeen con
ferred on Hunt to, give him tne ngnt 10
! Ih.l tltln
Bassett denied most empnaucaiiy xnai
ha had ever sworn at ills wire or ever
What man would do ueh a thing ana
call himself a man?" he declaimed, rer
vently. And Mrs. Bassett smiled scorn
Regarding the Incident at tne Basseu
home on Christmas eve. 1903, he gave nis
version. Mra. Bassett had declared in her
tctlmony that he snatched a package sent
t Hunt from th messenger boy and
swore at her.
Opened the Hot.
I nnaned the note accompanying the
package because It was addressed to both
ef us." said Mr. Bassett. "Ths present to
Mrs Baasett was . a silver candelabra,
which cost from $20 to $30, and a cut glass
,Kih Mr. Raaaett aald muat have
n That note, after referring ,to my
wife In a number of endearing terms,
ended thus, 'With my aoul'a love. Law-
reno..' Th following Ea.ter he gave her
a lace handkerchief, which she said must
have cost 18. '
Mr. Bassett Indignantly denied that he
cam home In a rage once and brushed all
the dishes from the table. "Dishes are too
valuable to do that with them," he said.
He told of a time when Dr. Hunt came
to see Mr. Bassett while she was sick
and offer d a prayer In her bedroom.
'Mr. Hunt s mother wa in the room
and myself," he said. "Mr Hunt took
Mrs. Bassett's hand as she lay In bed and
said a prayer. I noticed that a Aush swept
over her face and I objected to having
anyone holding her hand In that way."
Mrs. Bassett's representation that her so
cial position was much superior to that of
her husband was somewhat refuted when
Bassett'a connections were asked. Hla
A demeaetrator will call at every house
In Omaha end rive each family free
trim paxk-ce ei tne ceiaDraie
AX for ,
h a 1 . , .r ... a . . mm
. trft a .
r.Ma ..!!. 1.-1 .k. .
hnd half the labor. WUI not Injur
the dalntieat fabrtcaV. Lee vet your
hands soft as velvet Washboards
BnnsccaMry. Clothe wear twice
as lonf when this wonderful
srtlde) U used. If ourtdalms were)
not true) we could pot afford to
give you a free trial package.
Jl.U.1,.1.1... ' ml
tai uuasai sua ce, m
brother-in-law is George C. OorhRtn, who
was secretary of the t'nlted States senate
for years, a man of wealth and letters. He
has written a number of books. Ills uncle
was aaalstant sergeant-at-arms of the sen
ate. He has two other aluters married to
prominent cltlsen of Washington, A tele-
m was Introduced from some of theee
asking that he bring the children right to
Washington and there they would be glad
to help take cere of them.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH DMAHA
Oflfeeholdere Platoon Retaras
Llaroln a Sorry Look
A very much bespattered and bedra;led
crowd was the appcarnnce of the home
coming delegation from Lincoln last mum.
They arrived at the' Burllnston depot "1
1:60 amid the downpour of rain. Its chill
Ing effect practically drowned out the ex
cesslve exuberance of the morning. Few
of the crowd were prepared for the rain,
Aa soon as the train pulled In the excur-
slonlets dispersed In the darkness and
hurried to the comfort of their homes. The
Incidents Of the return trip were few and
all efforts having been expended the hilarity
was confined to a very few In the coaches
allotted to the men, who had seen too much
of the effervescence of the capital city. All
the carryalls and carriages of the city
were pressed Into service to take the people
home. The carryalls made several trips
from the depot to the street car line, where
the people could take the cars. ' '
Around town there were many sign to
show that the question of annexation was
not dead. The annexationists were freer
to talk yesterday than ever before. The
fact that the antls claimed so much and
boasted of their ovewhelmlng Influence
acted a a stlmulent- on many hitherto
silent people who favored the cause of
annexattoa. Thomas Toy. a resident of
South Omaha and well known as one of
the employes about the. Douglas county
court house, said: "They may say all they
please, but they never can convince me
that the union of the two cities Is not a
good thing. I havs seen a lot or botn cities
and they ought to be under one govern
ment. The expression of) sentiment by the
delegation yesterday counts for little."
Inghram States Position.
T. O. Inghram. one of the republican
candidates for the Board of location.
yesterday sent In the lollowlng communlca
tlon defining his view, on the present
ltuatlon. He addresses his remarks to the
"Since the voters have made the Issue
and rightfully demand to know the views
of the varloua candldatea to De voiea tor
m the primary election of next week, I
wish to say that I am In favor of any move
to eliminate tne personal aniagomrm irom
our school administration. Our schools de-
mand and we have the right to expect the
combined effort of a full board to place
an(j j,,ep them in the rank where they of
rgnt belong. Where a faction of two
mpmbers is arraved aenlnut two of another.
tne management of affairs is in the hands
tton or children as we should do. To elect
m candidate In favor or against any per
son or faction Is to continue the strife
.1 l Jl.l,. T olnr.l.H t
aiiu miiiicuiwii ihuciiiiiij. . v. . ... , -
. j .... .. .. . ., lnnn
uu im immoio i
children above that of any party, person
or faction, nd ahall direct my action with
thla view in mind. - If ajaeh things meet
your approval, I solicit your aid at the
poll to help elect a board of nve unuea
. rr i-i TunuDIM "
memueiB. j.. vi.
Magle City Ooaslp.
Myle E. Walsh has gone on a trip to
jtne western part of tin- state.
jeturs uoia lop mer aeuverea o an
pans oi ine tuy. ich ihiuwi 4, ,
Mrs. C'. ' M. 8chindel entertained a- few
Intimate friends yesterday evening.
Mathew Murdock of 'Wyoming' is the
guest of C. C. McKlnley and family.
C. M. Stone has been employed as editor
of the Cltlsen. Me comes irom Illinois.
Tha home of A. P. Durkes. 1216 North
Twenty-third street, was entered yesterday
morning am a goia wnicn was miteii.
George Clark' of Keystone, 8. D., one of
the prominent fnen of the Black Hills
mlnln districts, is spending a tew days
in the city.
tJrOVI BT OHIJPJIBi w-j r 1 -uiu arwia w.
John Vampola, 111 North Nineteenth street,!
Ji.i i.a k-u-e TKa II
a-1 X'r. -.nnta Yt a. R.itaa srtl4 Ann r0
eraj arrangements have not been made.
UICU IBBL II IK HI ui iicai 1 laiiuic, 1 uia-
The rain or last nignt inierrcrea mater
ially with the Young Men's Christian uaaa-
elation meetings at the Ancient Order of
United Workmen temple. They will be
NEW . CARRIAGE REPOSITORY
Brick Balldlag of One Story Will Be
Erected by William
Excavating for a new one-story brick
carriage repository for William Pfelffer
at the southeast corner of Twenty-Afth
avenue and Leavenworth street was begun
I Wednesday morning by the cop tractor,
Peter Klewtt The building will cost about
13,000 and will nave a irniage 01 twenty-
six feet on I-avenworth street and Afty
feet on Twenty-Afth avenue. Mr. Pfciffftr
Is proprietor of a carriage factory and dr-
posuory ai oja "i-"
which property he atill retains a three-
yr lease, tut e srowin 01 n.s ous no.s
necessitated the building of the new struc
ture on Twenty-Afth avenue.
The building will be. one story and a
large basement and will be used for paint-,
Ing and decorating vehicles, as well as
their storage. It is possible that an addi
tional story Will be placed on the building
INLET TO BIG RESERVOIR
Nave Ditch Iato th Empire Frae.
tleally Complete, Is Report
from Fort Horga.
Word comes from Fort Morgan that the
Inlet ditch to the Empire reservoir is prac
tically complete and the reservoir work Is
being pushed to compWIon, regard K-m of
expense. This reservoir will contain ufA
dent water to Irrigate 40,0110 acres, known
aa the BUou Flats. It la all situated within
five or six mllea of Fort Morgan, Colo., at
which point a beet augar factory of 600
tons a day capacity was completed to
handle tha crop of 1906. A large acreage
haa been contracted for 1907. Lnt year
17,000 tons of sugar beets were handiod.
.producing 1.100,000 pound 0 sugar.
BIO SHOE SALE ATI KDAl.
Brandel OsTera 4 see a Qnaltt I Of
tarda and Laalee' RadcliBe . Shaes,
Worth S aad K3.RO, at SLUM.
AH, HE WEST STTLK8 FOR 8PHINQ.
Never was there such a shop sale as this
one. We bought from a Boston shoe house
splendid lots of Radcllffe shoes. In all sizes,
v. 1 n- l.w nik-alin areut lol of aamtila
, ,nBu v, - ' r
, wucr-ru . . . - . .
I These shoe are new and are worth S3
land 13.60 a, pair. We sell them .Saturday
I ai H-m I ymtf. I
J. L. BRANOEIB k SONS.
Mangura a Co., LKTTER rlftX I A LISTS
Now la the time to make trur wants
known through The Be Want
n 11 1 .
Th musical department uf 4
club will meet Friday after
O'clock at the First Congreaatl
when a Russian and KiikIuIi
n at 230
be given uudor
U dlrecUt. ut Mu
New Spring Toggery
Boys' Short Pants Suits
Made In new spring colors,
light snd dark checks, or In
plaids, blue 6erges and cheviots.
Short Pants or Knickerbocker
Suits, plain or double-breasted
coals. Newest styles and best
fabrics. The kinds that boys
want and mothers like. Ages
6 to 15. Prices range from
Boys' heavy derby ribbed fast
hlark seamless t-otton nose
have splendid wearing
qualities sizes 6 to 10.
Boys' fine quality French Percale
and Madras Shirts, perfectly cut
and finished, neat, attractive pat
terns, sizes 12 V? to 14 Va. Prices
ICE MEN JOCKEY f OR START
Wholesalers Go Tbroneh Form of Com
petiot: for lig Tiade,
DECLR: THIY ARE IN DEADLY EARNEST
Deapite the Enormou Harvest, Some
Dealers, with Eye on the
Fntare,Say Supply la
I Mot Kortual.
Unless It's all a big game of horse, all
present signs point toward lively competi
tion among local ice dealer for what is
known as the commercial trade, such pa
trons aa. butchers, hotel and restaurant
men and saloon keepers. Jones, the man
who pays the freight, probably will be
called on later In the season, It Is re
ported. Representatives of the Ice' dealers were
out skirmishing Wednesday and Thursday
among fie larger class of consumers. An
Ice Jobbtrfrom Albright, handling ice cut
by the 'Armour' company, tried to land a
ttDtrao'Ji'ith the Retail Butchers' associa
tion at' a rate of 1- 75 per ton for this eea
hon. This evidently stirred up the Omaha
I Few contracts, If any, have yet been
closed. The manager of the perishable
goods depurtment of one of the depart
ment stores Thursday morning said he
was called on Wednesday by several Ice
men. He said three local dealers offered
him Ice for J2.75 for the season, while the
Omaha Ice and Cold Storage company
made a price of $3. Frank Lehmer of the
Omaha Ice and Cold Storage company
Thursday morning said his company had
no contract rate to announce at this time.
Manager Wood of the People'a fee com
pany was frank In saying his company
was figuring on rates of $3.60 and H per
ton for the commercial trade, making 13.50
on such contracts as would call for large
quantities at a time and $4 where more
frequent deliveries and maller quantltie
were called for.
Scale of Old Prices.
Many of the large consumers down town
are now Daying M per ton. Last season
thev nald 15.50 and S6 and during 1906 a
low as '$1.90. The Albright man with his
$2.75 price will have the effect, many be-
lieve, of holding the contract prices down.
As the rates for house delivery, the
Omuha Ice and Cold Storage company yep-
resentatlve said he believed a rate of $8 per
ton would prevail, this being for quantities
rrom tweniy-nve pou.iu ui-.u. "
seuson the rate went to iiz, wun ine ice
men decidedly in the spotlight. Ice gener
ally I now $10 per ton for the residence
Ice men say much to the astonishment
of the vox pppull they have something less
than an average crop, with an unusual
Aneness Nf quality. It was cited that In
the expense of harvesting the Item of labor
this season was Increased, in that laborers
received $2 per day, whereas last sea soft
the wage was $1.76.
Most of the local companies will not an
nounce their prices to small consumers until
Complies with all requirements of
Advice of the largest coffee
ta the world is always to buy
fashioned Arbuclles ARIOSA
the sealed packages. Don't .ask for a pound of Mocha and Java, or buy by the rnVe,
for Coffee fluctuates and you cannot get the same coffee (or the same preeall the tune,
unless you pay too much for tL Most of the so-called Mocha and Java Coffee is simply
masquerading, and is not nearly as good coffee for you as ArbucUe ARIOSA, tha blend V
of the Brazilian Coffees most suitable to the taste and health of American people. By the .
looks there is no difference between roasted Java and Brazilian Coffees ; many people dring BrariKan but pay for Java,
The principal difference is that ArbuckW costs you less, h is a mistake to believe that a high price guarantees
quality. When you buy Arbuclles' AltlOSA Coffee, you get a full one pound package of the leading Coffee of the)
world, lis tales for 37 years are greater than the combined soles of all the other packaged coffees. By giving better
Coffee for the money, we have built up a business exceeding the combine! businesses of the four next largest coffee EnnS
in the'whole world. If your dealer will not supply the genuine, write to arbuckle Bros n yA Cay ;
The awcllest things for boys that will be hown this
spring arc here NOW and yon hart brtfer f thorn. Itny early
nl seriire the advantage of first, choice and full araaon'a wear.
We have them In sailor collar,
Russian blouses or sailor
blouses, In light or dark
checks and overplalds, blue and
red serges, blue cheviot, etc.
They are cut from the best ma
terials and are made In the
newest spring styles. Very be
coming for little fellows at ages
8 to 8. Prices range from .
Boyi' Top Co&ts '
These. coats come In light and
dark tan covert cloth, herring
bone and checked worsteds,, and
are made in this spring's newest
styles a nobby garment for boys
at ages 3 to 8 years. Prices
Boys' Oolf, Yacht and Tarn O'Shan
tcr Caps, assorted colors.
from. . . 45c-75c
April 1, the selection of which date for this
purpose having nothing in common with the
usual thought of the day, Ice men aver.
ACTIVITY IN REAL . ESTATE
Maay Sales of Small Properties Are
Madr by Different Omaha
, Numerous sales of small residence prop
erties within the last - few 'days are re
ported by the Russell & McKitrlck com
pany for Investment and home purposes.
A small house and lot near Eighth and
Bancroft streets was sold to Irving Gmllh
for Investment pui poses and one acre, upon
which is a small cottage, near the Deaf
and Dumb institute, was sold to a local
speculator for $500, The company ha also
sold a Ave-room cottage and a lot, U)xi3i
feet, on South Seventeenth street or $1,100.
The property was formerly owned by M.
O. Johnson, but has been used for rental
purposes in recent years. A lot and two
houses, known aa the old P.cltcr property,
Hear, Seventeenth and Castellar streets,
have been sold by the company for $500
and a Ave-room house with two lots near
Forty-seventh and Lafayette avenue, was
sold fbr H. Roberta for I1.0C0.
The Byron Reed company has sold cnei
half of a lot at Twenty-second and Pierce
streets to T. P. Mancuso, a fruit dealer for
tSO). It Is the Intention of the buyer to
erect a home on the lot. 1
Practically the last of the realty hold
ings In Omaha of Lewis Mendelssohn of
New York City were disposed of Wednes
day by the Payne, Bostwick company In
the sale of seven vacant lots In Brlggs
Place, near Forty-fourth and Douglas
streets, to a local Investor. The purchase
price Is not known, as the property will
probably be placed on the market soon.
Mr. Mendelssohn was formerly largely In
terested In Omaha real estate prior to his
removal to New York several years ago
and retains only two lots In th northern
part of thii city.
Among the recent sale reported by the
Payne, Bostwick company Is that of the
southwest corner of Twenty-Afth avenue
Snd Dodge' street to a local business man
for Investment purposes. The reality com
pany acted for Lewis Mendelssohn of New
York City, formerly of Omaha, and wo
sold for $11,000. The property has a front-
age of 74 feet east on Twenty-Afth avenue
artd 164 feet on Dodge street. Four houses,
which have an annual rental of $1,660, now
occupy the premises, but will probably be
' removed for the purpose of erecting a row
0f gt. Louis brick Aats.
Henry Stuehm has sold his 160-acre farm.
,ituated about . three and one-half
, northwest of Irvlngton, to Warren
1 uiacKwtn ror iid.ua), nearly 1100 per
acre. The farm has been occupied
by Mr. stuehm for many year and 1
deemed a most valuable piece of property
The main line of the Fremont, Elk.horn a
Missouri Valley 'railroad crosses the north
east corner of the farm, which is but a
short distance north fit the military road.
If you Aave anything to trade advertise
It In the For Exchange column of The
Bee Want Ad page.
the National 1'wrc Food Law, Guarantee No. 2041, tiled at Washington.
Boys' Blouse Waists
Boys' new style plain and fancy
Cheviot Waists, separate or at
tached collars and cults, ages 6
to 16 years. yQA
Boys' Telescope Hats, all colors,
newest shapes wlll be very
popular this year. Prices
TOWN WITHOUT ANY TAXES
Lyons, Illinois, Ideal Flaos far Ssbruia
Bailroads to Take Jtefut-.
FOURTEEN SALOONS SUPPORT THE CITY
Produce Revenue of Foarteen Dollar
Per Capita and Leave Sat
pin that la Problem (
' to Spend. '
What a pity the Nebraska railroads that
have Just been led up to the trough and.
forced to drink the dregs of tax payment .
do not operate and exist In th little town
of Lyons, 111.
There they would not hav to pay tnxes
because there are no taxes to pay; ther
they could run their train from on end
of th town to the other with perfect Im
munity from the onerous necessity of con
tributing toward defraying the public bur
dep because there I -no puplio burden
that is, after the saloons pay their license
money. That supports the whole munici
pality and there Is a balance each. year.
The problem and the dnly problem oon- '
fronting this little city la ""what to do with
this surplus." Wise heada aometlmea ache
with pain trying to devls way and mean
of getting rid of It.
Albert E. Meade, who has been In Omaha
several days on legal business, tell an
Interesting story of Lyons, which Is eleven
miles southwest of Chicago on tne De
Platnes river. Municipal conditions In
.Lyons are extraordinary, In that Inatead.
of atewing and fretting over burdensome
taxation and how to decrease bonded in
debtedness, the cltixens of that town are
In a quandary a to how best to expend
an ever-Increasing surplus.
In thla paradise of -civilisation there are
no taxes such a thing as a tax roll la un
known; ' It la but a question of spending
money, and spending all of It, that dis
turb the slumber of Lyons' office holder.
' Foarteen Dollars Per Capita.
There are fourteen saloons In Lyon,
each place paying a yearly, licence of $600.
With a population of only BOO tha saloons
alone produoe a revenue of $14 for each
man. woman and child In , the town., a
village board of Ave serves without pay,
while the president and clerk of th vil
lage board receive a salary. Th town
own It own water System, receive gn
from Jollet and street car service from
Chicago. The Issue of Lyon now I
whether a royalty may not be reoolved
from the street car company for Ita priv
ileges, some of the cltixens having charged
members of the board with graft in lettlnf
the franchise without imposing some sort
of a public consideration.
Mr. Meads lives In Chicago, but whan '
things grow dull In the large city on tha
lake he rune down to Lyons and watchea
th people there apend their surplus Tha
town reaps a harvest every summer from
Its picnic grounds and dance halls, which
are liberally patronised by Chicago people.
But the ever-pressing question in Lyons
I how to get rid of a Surplus.
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