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    THE OMAHA DAILY REK: SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 12. 100.
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BRIEF CITY NEWS
Ht oot Print It.
XMamooas, Eflholra, Irwiln,
Thomas W. Blackburn, Lawyer.
Rudolph r. iwobofia, Publle Aoeountant.
Bowman, 117 N. 1C, Douglas shoe, $3.,0.
Pa Bourka for Quality cigars, 216 S. 15th.
Blnshart, photographer, 18th & Farnam.
Equitable X,lfe Policies, sUht drafts at
maturity. H. 1). Necly, manager, Omaha.
Electrical Wiring and Bepalra Burgess
Orandin company, loll Howard street.
Blow on Jaw Cornea High It cost Harry
Nelson $27.50 In police court for taking a
swing at the Jaw of William Cassldy Thurs
day evening.
Ersry woman should have a safa place
t to keep money and valuables. A box In
the American Bare Deposit vaults In Tlie
Bee building costs only 14 a year or $1
for three- months.
Corn Growers SLeet at Xrrlngton The
Douglas County (Vrn Growers' association
mi-ets Saturday evening fit 7 o'clock In
tho Woodmen ball-at liv.ngton for the put -pose
of planning Dougliis county's exhibit
at the National Corn show.
Bog Dealer Sues BAUroad For the losi
of nine boxes of rigs which m-ere being
shipped from L)es Moines to Omaha Nlslian
V. Slmonian, an Omaha rug dealer, has
begun suit In district court against the
Chicago, Ko k Island & Pacific for 142R.40.
Greek Letter Banquet Gamma Sigma
fraternity of the Omaha High school held
Its third annual banquet at the Rome
Thursday evening with thlrty-Blx mem-,
here present. Many of those who at
tended were university m?n who were
graduates of the local high school.
aooclell Case Set for Saturday The ar
raignment of Van GouuVll for the murder
of Kdna Kennott was again postponed by
CoimV Attorney English at the request of
Attorney W. W. Blabaugh, who represents
the defendant. The date for the arraign
ment was set for Saturday morning.
Sunday School Workers to Meet All
persons Interested In Sunday school work
have been Invited to attend the meeting ot
the Qrandcd Sunday School union, which
will be held at the Young Men's Christian
Association building at 3:M Saturday after
noon. The meeting Is called as the regular
weekly assembly of Omaha Sunday school
workers. I
Bedlok Wins Golf Trophy Judge W. A.
Redick and his son, John W., have re
turned from Bt. Paul, where they were In
the Invitation golf tournament of the Town
and Country club. John W. Redtck won
one of the five flights and Is the possessor
of a beautiful sterling silver cup as evi
dence of the fact. Judge Kedtck was also
successful, being runner up In the third
flight. The guests of the St. Paul club wtrj
elaborately entertained during the progress
of the tourney.
Poraker Club Electa Offloers The For
aker Colored Republican club met at Idle,
wild hall Thursday evening and elected
these officers: O. W. Hibbler, president;
George Dickinson, vice pceldent; H. V.
Plummer, secretary, and W. J. Johnson,
treasurer. From now on meetings of the
olub will be held regularly on Thursday
nights.
Omaha Wins Pish Bake Omaha carried
off the honors of the day at the fish bake
given by the Elks of Council Bluffs to
their brother Elks on this side of the river.
Mayor Jim made the principal speech of
the day arid Ike Miner carried off the
prise of t K hat for being the homeliest
Klk on the grounds. W. 8. Stephens of
Sidney won the prize for being the best
looking Elk. The Council Bluffs Blks did
things up about right and for those broth
ers who did not care for fish, chicken and
other good things had been prepared. Sev
eral hundred crossed from Omaha and en
Joyed the fun.
Omaha Olrl Makes Good Progress Miss
Anne Sorennon, a daughter of 8. P. Soren
son of 1W North Twenty-seventh street, la
making an enviable record In her work at
Driiison university, Granville, O., which
she' entered after graduating from the
Onmha High school In 1904. In getting her
bachelor's degree, which was conferred last
June, sho has been specializing In history,
and this summer has been taking graduate
work at Chicago university. Her under
graduate work at Denlson was done on a
scholarship, and she will go back to Gran
ville this fall to take her master's degree
while working on a teaching fellowship In
history.
CowglU Cays State Looks Fine W. S.
Cowglll, mayor of Holdrege and nominee
for state railway commissioner on the dem
ocratic ticket, was In Omaha Friday pre
paring for the coming campaign. Mr.
Cowglll has been making somewhat of a
trip over the state, which, he says, never
looked better. "The McCook division of
the Burlington, which did not give much
of an Indication of a corn crop, will sur
prise many," said Mr. Cowglll. "Reports
have gone out that we would have no
corn crop out our way, but that Is wrong.
The latest figures show that that section
of Nebraska will have more than half nn 1
average corn crop."
Plrs Set to Cambridge Hotel Thinking
that the demolition of the old Cambridge
hotel, Thlrtenth and Capitol avenue, was
proceeding too slow, some incendiary at
tempted to set fire to the building early
Satorday morr.ing. The blaze wss extln
gulshed before It gained any headway. A
lighted match carelessly thrown among a
hunch of paper In the reldenee of S. T.
Olasgiw, 2430 South Twentieth street, about
7:30 Thursday night resulted In a loss of
approximately lino before the resulting
blaze wss extinguished.
Bidding on High School Wing Con
tractors desiring to compete for the con
struction of the south wing to the high
school will be given until October 7 to
figure on the plans as furnished by Archi
tect I jiteriB'T. As the plans are Intricate,
and also as a large sum will be expended
In the erection of the wing, the mem
bers of the building committee ot the
Board of Education and the architect de
cided that prospective liidders ought lo be
given sufficient time In which to figure
on the specifications. It is the hope of the
board to get the excavation done end a
portion ot the foundation built this fall
and the superstructure completed In time
for the opening of school In September,
19.
George W. Baxter's Funeral Mrs. Bert
Miner has returned from Red Oak, la.,
where she attended the funeral of George
W. Baxter, a former Omaha merchant.
Mr. Baxter's death was due to anaemia,
from which he had suffered for two years.
The funeral services were held at the
home, 210 West Re-d street. Red Oak, and
were conducted by Rev. G. W. I.add of
the Congregational church. Mr. Baxter
was 48 years old. In 1S3 he moved to
Omaha, where he lived until 19n2, when
he returned to Red Oak. He was married
In Omaha In 1899 to Miss Clara Landen
sclilanger. Mrs. Baxter, three brothers and
a sister, survive him. Besides Mrs. Miner,
Elliott Evans of Omaha also attended the
funeral.
PLEADS FOR SANE SCHOOLS
n
Dr. Oeorge L. Miller Criticise Present j
Tendencies of Common Education.
ELECTRIC CAR ON A TOUR
Makes Trip from Elkhart Lake, Wis.,
to Omaha In Good Shape
and Time.
Demonstrating the utility of the Woods'
electric car for cross-country purpose.',
Carl J. Metsger, sales manager of the
Woods Motor Vehicle company and S. H.
Peterson arrived In Omaha yesterday even
ing from Elkhart Lake, Wis., In ono of
these smooth-running little automobiles.
They came by way of Chicago and throu.th
northwest Iowa, where tho roads are not
noted for their smoothness and drove into
Omaha able to tell their local agent. 11. E.
Frederlckson, that they had made the en
tire Journey of 1,081 miles without the
slightest mishap.
"This Is the first time a cross-country
trip has been made In an electric car,"
said Mr. Metzger. "but I am satisfied It
will not be the last time. It was an ex
periment, but we have proven that the
electric car Is equal to ttie average strain
of such a Journey and from now on you
may expect to find them used for such
tours. They have the solid rubber tire, the
tire of the future and are highly adapted
for long touring.
"So much Interest has been aroused over
this little Journey of ours In an electric
car that a German paper, away over In
Europe, has been publishing long artlc'"S
about It. It Is a matter of the utmost in
terest to automobile people and the oui-
come of our trip has been watched eagerlv.
"We go from here to IJneoln and return
through Kansas and Missouri. We shall
stop with Mr. Frederlckson for a couple
of days."
RANCHER EASY FOR FAKER
Idaho Sheep Raiser Gives Ninety Dol
lars In Cash for Worthless
9700 Check.
C. M. Holland, a sheep raiser of Emmett,
Idaho, Is loser to the extent of $90 as the
result of a short acquaintance with a suave
gentleman at Union station Friday morn
ing. Holland, who Is accompanied west by
his wife, stopped a few hours In Omaha
and at the depot was approached by a
stranger. During a few moments' con
versation Holland explained that he needed
help on his ranch and the stranger was
Immediately hired. The latter, however,
needed a, few dollars and a short time to
straighten up iiis affairs here, so he told
Holland, and would Holland he so obliging
ss to let him have $90, taking as security
a check on the Bank ot Hamilton of Van
couver, B. C, for $700, made payable to
E. D. Baker. Holland did so and was to
meet the stranger in an hour, but the latter
failed to put In an appearance in two
hours and Holland related his story to
the police, giving a good description of the
confidence man.
Bee want ads produce results.
Goodyear Raincoats Reign Supreme"
$30 Silk Cost's
Fop
$10
Unprecedented R.aincoa.t VaJnes
Arc Offered in This
Special Silk Coat Sale
The opportunity of the year to buy the greatest raincoat bargains In town
Is now presented to you.
And you can buy that silk coat you've been wanting now, for much less
than tho price retailers themselves pay.
This Is the reason. ,
Being the largest manufacturers of raincoats In the world, and controlling
the output of several mills, manufacturing all the goods we sell, we eliminate
Jobbers and retailer's profits their profits Is your gain when buying your
rainproof garments here.
BUY TODAY NOW AT THIS STORE AND SAVE MONEY.'
Closing Qui These Splendid
Sample Fall Silk Coals
Waterproof for Women,
in all the Newest Fall Styles
and Fabrics at Such Low
Prices that Challenge Com
parison With Others.
S30 Silk Waterproof $1A
Coats, for W
$35 Silk Waterproof S
Coats, for
12
$40 Silk Waterproof
Coats, for
15
ORDER
BY
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World's Largest Raincoat Manufacturers
Goodyear Raincoat Co.
S. E. Cor. 16th and Dairnprt Sts.
NEED OF FTHM BASIS IS SHOWN
Qootee West Tolnt Official to Prere
Applicants for t adetnalps Are Very
Defflrlent In the Ordinary
Breaches of Learning.
To the Kdltor of The Bee: Many years
ago. as the editor of the Omaha Dally
Herald and otherwise, I resisted a delib
erate and systematic attempt to convert
the public schools of Omaha Into a univer
sity. The effort was only partially suc
cessful. 1 also c.imbatted the idea of making
academies cf (he common schools, sup
ported and made free by all taxpaylng citi
zens, In which the children of the plain
and poor people should be educated In what
us"d to be "a common school education."
the word "common school" being tho
name given to them by the statute laws
which created them the very proper name
Indicating their real purpose and the vital
object of their existence. That purpose,
and that object, were to give the sons and
daughters of the plain people and poor
people, whose condition In life make early
bread-winning a necessity, and compel an
average attendance of the schools of only
a ftw short years cf sure and solid training
In elementary education In "the three R's"
reading writing and arithmetic. But noth
ing could stop the error of teachers who
styled themselves "professors" for many
years In .expanding the common school into
the uncommon school which we see every
where. The university Idea that seriously
meant to rival the state university at that
time collapsed, of course, but the higher ed
ucation cry which has li d up to such a stu
pendouf" failure of education to educate In
the public schools In either higher or lower
education Is beginning to attract the atten
tion and cause much concern In the conn
try. Not many years ago I heard George
K. T,akc, for twenty years on the muprema
bench of the stnte. say that "the public
schools are a humbug." and Charles B.
I-nrned of the 1'nlted States Military acad
emy. In an article In the current number
of the North American Review, common ob
servation and the experience and Judgment
of the wisest heads of colleges and a mul
titude of teachers In the public schools
themselves go far to prove that Oeorge B.
Ijnlie was not so far wrong In his hasty
Judgment of our uncommon schools. The
late Herman Kountze once told me of his
experience with graduates of our Omaha
high school who came, to him with applica
tions for service In the bank. It was his
way to ask the applicant some questions
and then have them write nn application on
the spot. The result was not calculated to
Increase his respect for the work of tho
Omaha public schools. It hns been well
understood that a very huge proportion of
the alumni of the high school do not bring
out of It Into practical life enough of good
reading and writing and arithmetic to apply
these simple essentials of all education to
business. But I must Introduce Mr. Lamed
In a brief mention with a condensed sum
mary of the article In the North American
Review. Applicants for cadetshlps at West
Point and Annapolis come from every con
gressional district of every state and terri
tory In the union, and "largely from the
class who send their children to the pri
mary and high school."
The examinations were oral and primary
up to 1870, and up to 1S6S they covered
only:
To be able to read distinctly and pro
r.ounce correctly; to write a fair legible
band; to perform with facility and accuracy
the various operations of the ground rules
of arithmetic, botli simple and compound;
also those of reduction, or single and com
pound proportion; vulgar and decimal frac
tions. In 1S66 congress reluctantly consented to
add to the entering requirements:
A knowledge of the elements of English
grammar; of descriptive geography, par
ticularly of our own country; and of the
history of the 1'nlted mates.
In 1901 congress turned this matter over
to the secretary of war, who required
written examinations In
Elementary algebra through quadratics;
plane geometry; Knglish grammar; Kiigllsli
literature und composition (very elemen
tary): 1'nltod States history (high school!;
general history (high school); geography
(descriptive, common school).
Mr. Larned says "the requirements aro
no more than should be easily met by
the graduates of any well-organized high
school." As a matter of fact, the greater
portion of It Is covered by the earlier years
of the high school course, and some of It
by the last year ot tht grammar schools."
Mr. larned's comment Is that the first
application of the new standard took place
In March, this year, and "the results are
very depressing" and even "pathetic."
He adds that "the conclusion is Inevit
able that the youth In these (hundreds of
cases) have not received a fair day's wages
for a fair day's work." Of the frightful
failures he makes this statement:
Out of 314 who took the entering exami
nations this year, 26a, or 84 per cent, failed
In one or more subjects (that Is, made a
mark below the normal minimum, 66).
Mr. Larned deals with the physical edu
cation of our sons and daughters In a
startling description of school room Im
prisonment and the effects upon the youth
of our country.
I think It would be a good thing for the
Omaha Board of Education and Superin
tendent Davidson and the principals of the
Omaha schools, especially the principal of
the high school, to hold a Joint conven
tion for a public reading and discussion of
the surprising Vxhiblt of the masterful
article of Mr. Larned of the United States
Military academy and the cost In human
welfare and money of the stilted, cram
mlng and Jamming system of education
from which It seems Impossible to pry loose
some very good people.
OEORGE L. MILLER.
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THE
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seams; fronts are
lined with linen
canvas to pro
tect knees from wearing out, and reinforced
by extra-large double seats; the buttons are
riveted on with steel.
THE fl fiTH 9 woven with plied wool yarn (which means two or more twisted strands), thoroughly
I HE vLU 1 H shrunk so that no weak .points are possible, waiter-proofed by latest improved method.
MAN WITH BULLET IN HIS BACK
Tails Conflict In Stories of How
the Wound Was
ReeelTed.
With a bullet In his back, a man giving
his name as Oeorge Kelly and saying that
he lived "any old place," was arrested
Thursday afternoon by Petectlvss Dona
hue and McDonald and booked at the police
station as a suspicious character. His
wound was examined early In the evening
by Police Surgeon Smith, who said that
the bullet was lodged under the left shoul
der blade and was not In a dangerous place.
According to the statement made by
Kelly to the police, he was shot last Mon
day In Denver by a woman, but a tele
gram to the authorities at that city (ailed
to elicit any Information that would sub
stantiate his assertion. It later developed
that Kelly had consulted Dr. Kalal In tlx
latter's office in the Karbach block and
had told him that the wound had been
received In a fight with some men at Den
ver. The Omaha police believe that both
stories Kelly Is telling are Inaccurate, and
they surmise that he may have been Im
plicated In a burglary' or other similar
case and received a shot In the back while
escaping. An effort will be made to find
out the real location and particulars of the
case, and Kelly Is being held pending an
Investigation.
Kelly evidently Is a laborer of medium
height and dark complexion, aad la 'prob
ably about Zi ears old.
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PICNIC PROMOTER TRAPPED
Man Who Collects Money for Labor
OatlnK is Exposed by
a Pal.
A "fake" labor picnic scheme was un
earthed by the police Thursday afternoon
In the arrest of M. J. Conlan, who repre
sented himself to be secretary and treas
urer of the Federated Trades of Railway
Employes and approached several large
business houses of the city soliciting dona
tions for a picnic to be given by the organ
ization. Conlan's scheme would be to pie-a-nt
himself with a pse'udo loiter of Intro
duction purporting to be signed by the
president, a member of the executive coun
cil and Conlan himself. Conlan would se
cure the services of two hoboes to sign
with him and he would then visit the vari
ous large wholesale houses of the city and
solicit subscriptions and sell tickets. About
3X tickets were sold. The scheme was
given away by one of Conlan's new confed
erates, who signed the letter of Introduction
in good faith, but when Conlan came from
one place and gave him ii.10 for his share
tho accomplice became frightened and
"tipped" the affair to the police.
T
SHEATH GOWN IS UNPOPULAR
Erts the Importers t'rltlclxe
Taste ot Women Who Will
Wear It.
the
COAL UP!
Cochem is coaching 'em
the base ball season Is nearlng
Its end chilly breezes blow of
a morning. Fall 1b at bat and
Winter la "next up."
So the Winter supply of gar
ments beet be ordered today.
No man who takes the time to
see our gathering ot Fall and
Winter Suitings will take his
order elsewhere.
8VIT8 TO ORDER
S2S 12 $50
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ear B. W. Cor. lets and rarnam sta.
Corset strings ten yards long and short
gloves are the two features of this sea
son's styles that are actually established,
according to Miss Elizabeth A. C. White,
pretldent of tho Dressmakers' Protective
association, who talked on the new fash
Ions to 3(4 dressmakers from all parts of
the country at the opening session ot the
association's convention In Masonic tem
ple. New York, Monday afternoon.
Miss White exhibited something like forty
Paris gowns, all different, and when any
one asked her which was the latest style
her Invariable reply was:
"They all are. There never was a sea
son when the styles were so unsettled and
changeable. In fact, a well dressed woman
can wear anything this year except a
sheath gown."
"The sheath gown !s not stylish," she
added. "It cannot b-?come popular. It was
not originated by any of the Important
houses in Paris and has never been worn
by persons of refinement. There are many
variations of the dlreclolre costume In
vogue, but the tight fitting skirt, especially
the form slit up the side. Is not at all
correct.
"Only one characteristic prevails In al!
this season's styles. That is the extremely
long sleeves, covering the hand. The short
glove Is the thing, of course. As to the
new corsets well, they are adapted to
making the figure resemble a telegraph
pole as nearly as possible. For that pur
pose they are extremely long, and it tukei
ten yards of string to lace them properly.
A slender woman can wear them. Htuut
women cannot entirely eliminate their
curves they must simply do the best they
can."
SOME WHITE HOUSE FAMILIES
William Henry Harrison Had the
Largest, ('onolstlnir of Ten
Children.
There has been times fn American his
tory when an advocate of large families
could not have cited the household of
the White house as a-n example, for small
families have been the rule In the White
House and the census taked In more than
one administration would have been
obliged to report, "No family."
Yet only two bachelors have been elected
to the presidency, and one of these,
Grover Cleveland, changed his condition
by marrying before completing his first
term. James Buchanan in his" youth was
a party to a romantic love affair, and
after the death of the young woman he
appears never to have though of marry
ing. It has been said that few presidents
had what President Roosevelt would call
large families. William Henry Harrison
had the largest; He was the father of
six sons and four daughters. He was the
oldest man ever elected to the presidency.
Hayes and Garfield had the next largest
families; In the Hayes family were born
eight children, and In the Garfield family
seven, a large number In each case grow
ing to maturity.
President Grant had four children,
three sons and one daughter, and one of
Jor general in the army. Abraham Lln
these sons, Frederick D. Grant, Is a. ma
coln had four sons, Robert Todd Lincoln,
who became secretary ot war under Pres
idents Garfield and Arthur, alone surviv
ing to maturity. President Johnson had
two daughters, Martha and Mary, Martha
presiding over the White House during
the frequent Illnesses of her Invalid
mother.
President Arthur was a widower, and
his sister presided over the White House.
He had two children living, but his first
child, a son, died in infancy. President
Van Huren also wit a widower, tie had
five sons, two of whom were Abraham,
whose wife presided over the White
House, and John, who was known as
"Prince John." President Taylor had a
son and two daughters, of whom one
married Jefferson Davis.
President Pierce had three sons, two
of whom died In Infancy, and the third,
a boy of 13, was killed In the presence
of his parents in a railroad accident two
months before his father's Inauguration
as president. President John Adams had
a daughter 'and three sons. President
Monroe had two daughters and John
Qulncy Adams had several children. Pres
ident Jefferson had five children, two ot
Klnley's two daunhters died while rery
young. Boston Globe.
MAKING WASH COLORS FAST
How to Prepare tho Hot "alt Sola
tlon for the ftettla
Process.
With the proper treatment before the
first washing, wearing appsrel made of any
wash material could keep Its original color
until worn to tatters. The Idea that the
process of setting the color must be gone
through with before a garment Is worn Is
entirely erron--.u, as even bsuiiy auileJ
garments may bo put through the setting
process and then readily washed cleaa In
the soapy water. Fold the garment to a
small slse and lay It in the bottom of a
laundry crock or some other vessel which
will not rust. For a large garment dissolve
one pound of salt in two quarts of wa(er
and pour scalding hot over the garment in
the vessel. Loosen up the folds so that the
salt solution may thoroughly penetrate and
leave It In the water for at least one hour.
Wring the garment and wash the same as
tiMuat. Th am solution mav He reheatjuf
and used again for goods ot the same tones. '
ureatest jLvxnimt ot wen s an i
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Today we are ready to show
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Complete showing in every
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Our showing includes:
The "Asbury" at $2.50
The "Rutland" at $3.00
Stetsons" taja5 $3.50
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