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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26,
Men's Fall Top Coats and Cravenettcs
i Every man needs a light overcoat or a cravenette
for fall. You'll find cither one of service the
year round. The new styles here are very at
tractive for men who dress
well the prices nre
$10 to $25
Men's Full Dress Suits
For the Ak.SfBn Ball. Etc
Every man needs correct evening clothes par
ticularly at the time of the Ak-Sar-Ben ball,
etc. We can fit you perfectly In a correct suit
at half what a custom talloi j Cf A
aska prices HJ
SALE SATURDAY and ALL NEXT WEEK
Up-4o-D)aJe Fall Clothes for Men
Together with our own immense fall line, known all over Oma.ha as the best a. nd most complete in the city.
WE OFFER THE CHOICE OF AN EASTERN MANUFACTURER'S ENTIRE STOCX, BOUGHT AWAY BELOW ITS VALUE
Great Sitiit Sale
Do you want a tfood, dressy bus
iness suit that fits you properly and
looks like a higli grade suit in the
middle of the season as well as at
the first? Buy one of these suits
that only Brandeis can offer at
HOI if WxWfn'.
1 . Ifejii r w
Would ,f,- ksJkX T W hWFk
PayaaMuch hi y h fM llWi nfc Vi AW Y it
liiii iiMi i iijrsiiriisjsisnnn
IN 1908 STYLES
Sample and Surplus Stork From a Prominent New York Maker
Men's $1.50 and $2.00 Negligee Shirts at 95c These shirts
are in plain and pleated Imjsohis all new pat terns with
cults attacnea or uetncned vour
choice of hundreds of
these fall negligee shirts
Men's $1.00 Negligee Shirts at 50c
You never bought shirts so good as
these for a half dollar newest styles,
good qualities and gen
uine $1.00 shirts,
Men's Manhattan and E. & W. shirts,
fall styles, at S1.50 to $2.75
Specials Men's Fall and Winter Underwear
L TIl-" PI It Cj
There Is nothing common about these
Overcoats. They are the best Overcoats
Brandeis or any other store ever offered
you at these prices and they look as if
thsy cost twice as much. The newest cuts,
the new close fitting collars, and all the
best new features, at
Root's medicated wool Vndershlrts
and Drawers, at. . . s)l.nn and 92
Medicated scarlet Underahlrta
and Drawers, at. . .08c and 91.73
Extra heavy cotton ribbed Shirts
and Drawers 3c
Pure lamb's wool Shirts and Draw
ers, at Bc to $1.50
Norfolk and New Brunawlck fash
ioned wool underwear, at $1.2.1
to f W.fto
Munsing Union Suits, from 91.50
Extra heavy wool fleeced Under
li Si j and
Pay as Much
as $25.00 for
Special Sale Saturday
MEN'S SAMPLE DATS
The entire sample line of eastern manufactur
er all this season's styles soft and stiff
hats, positively worth as
high as $2.50, at
The Famous John Jl. Stetson Hat. Both soft and stiff 1 C ft
ehapes, complete line of fall styles J JU
Brandeis Special Fall Hat for Men and Young Men All C ft A
the popular styles, splendid values, at tiZtUU
Boys' Hat In new fall styles, Boys' and Children's School Caps,
11.60 values, at 08? new styles, at 25 and 40
Suits at 298, $350, $5
Boya" all fall suits with extra pair of
knickerbocker pants to match all
the service, of two Buits at the price of
one. They wear like iron and are
made for boys' hard school wear 3
prices, all specials, at
Rogers-Peet 01 Co. Finest Ha.nd Tailored Clothes for Men
Without exception the highest class clothes for men that can be made. They are ready for
instant service, but in fit, fabric and style, excellence, they compare favorably with the best
made-to-measure clothes from expensive tailors. The famous Rogers-Peet a
Overcoats and Suits, are r &l 10 tU
The New Styles in Boys an d Children's Overcoats
The new atyles are the most attractive that you've seen in years made with military col
lars or the regular lapel collars the single or double breasted styles $50 4a $fft
all wool medium or heavy weight, at : 10 III
BOYS' FALL SUITS
of Highest Grade
Mothers who want to dress' their
boys in the best clothes that can be
bought, will come to Brandeis' where
we make a specialty of good clothes
for boys. The most attractive and the
best fitting and wearing boys' suits are
s5 vp $10
The Best Place to Bay
FALL SHOES FOR MEN
Are you ready for fall shoes? Here are the best,
most serviceable and most comfortable shoes
for men that money will buy. Brandeis offers
you high quality shoes, cor- $50 $T50
rectly fitted to your feet, at A"
Florsheim Shoe for Men Emphatically the best Bhoes
wear high grade leathers, built to fit the foot 6hoes
that satisfy, at
a man can
STATE WINS POINT
(Continued from Flrt Page.)
1 am going to object, and am prepared (a
argue that this part of her tory cannot
The county attorney replied that he
would be glad to ao put his queatlons that
the witness would not be compelled to
treapasa on around which Mr. Qurley
wanted to renerve fur argument.
"Ca'.l Abble nice." aald Mr. English, when
A. W. Larson, atreet car foreman, had given
some Information about the time certain
cara passed Fortieth and Famam streets.
"How old are you?"
"I u 19 last November the 30th."
Then the 19-year-old girl, with worldly
experience of a woman twice her age
and the face of one older, told of
her early life, being born In Allerton,
la , the daughter of a constable, of moving
with the family to Dea Molnea and her mar
riage to Irving Rice, a private In the
tailed States army, in 1906. She said they
were married by a United Brethren minis
ter, but she did not remember his name.
Then ehe told of going to Cuba when her
husband's regiment wae ordered there, of
bar return to the United States and that
ha) did not know the whereabouts of her
Gives Datee Directly.
Almost every date aaked for by the prose
cutor was given with directness by the
"When did you leave Des Molnea for
"December 2, 1907."
"When did you meet Dr. Rustin?"
"December 23, 1907."
She told how she lived at Grace Walton's
resort at 911 Douglas street and the land
lady called Dr. Rustin to take care of her
when it became apparent she was going to
reed an operation. 8he aald Dr. Rustin
performed two operations on her at the
Clarkson hospital, one in January and the
elber In February of the present year.
"When you left the hospital where did
acts gentAyyet prompt
ly ontke bou els, cleanses
he system effectually,
assisfe one m overcoming
permanently. To get As
beneficial effects buy
Nanuactur)i y t he
"To Urate Walton's."
"Did ynu aee Dr. Rustin there?"
"AlmoHt every day."
Mis. Kice said she lived at Walton's until
May 1, when she went to Council Bluffs
and lived at the Grand hotel for two
months. She swore that there she saw Dr.
Rustin every day and that he spent almost
all of his time with her to the neglect of
After Mrs. Rice left the Grand hotel she
saya she secured two rooms at 714 North
Sixteenth street with a woman named Mrs.
Manning and there she was with the phy
sician dally, going from the Manning board
ing house to the Loyal hotel the latter part
of August, where she stayed a week. She
said she saw Dr. Rustin dally, and they
left the hotel because the proprietor re
quested them to leave.
Closing of Rnstln Career.
This testimony brought the story to the
dates comprising the closing chapters of
Dr. Rustln's life, and the woman told In
reply to questions of how the physician
told her of his business affairs; that he
had no money and no practice; many debts
and some notes at the First National bank.
"As to his Insurance I understood he
had almost 100,0X), which was all payable
to his wife," said the woman.
"Did he ever take up the question of
taking his life to secure this Insurance?"
"About a month before his death."
"How did he come to do It?"
"He wanted to end his life."
"He wanted me to kill him."
"So It would not be suicide?"
"Did he explain?"
"Yes, he said the family could not got
the insurance if It was suicide and the
only arguments he used to get me to kill
him were that I must do it for the sake
of his wife and children so they could live
"Did yuu aceeed to his demands?"
"What preparations were made?"
"He bought a gun."
Mrs. Rice then related the incidents con
nected with the first gun secured by Dr.
Rustin for her to shout him. It whs se
cured at a pawnshop in Omaha, taken to
he Loyal hotel, where she was sent for
artrldges. She bought the shells and took
them to the hotel. While trying to load
It she took out n screw which put the ham
mer to the bad and he went to Council
Bluffs with Dr. Rustin to tset it repaired.
English Produces (isa.
Attorney English produced a .32-caliber
revolver and gave it to the witners.
"Is that the gun?" he asked.
"It looks like the one I can see scratches
on the side near thls screw, which 1
believe to be the one I took out with a
silver knife at the Hotel Loyal."
Mrs. Hire said this Incident was two
weeks and three days previous to the
morning Dr. Rustin was shot, and it was
then planned for her to go with the phy
sician to his office 8unday evening. Au
gust 15, where she was to shoot Dr. Rus
tin and escape from the building.
"The shooting was' to take place quite
late," she said In an unconcerned sort of
way. "We wanted to wait until people were
off the street, but not until the street ran
topped, as we expected them to make
noise enough to deaden the sound of the
But the un waa broken and the couple
could not fix it. They had to postpone the
"job," aa Mr. Rice called It
County Attorney English had the woman
deKcribf where she was to Htand with re
lation to the, physician and where she waa
to shoot him. "Far enough away so there
wouid be no powder burns, and I was going
to shoot him in the abdomen so he could
live a few days." she said.
"Did he ever say anything about taking
his own life?"
"Did he ever talk of being killed by
Traded for Another IMstol.
The gun was taen to Council Bluffs and
traded for another pistol the following
Thursday, August 20, and the couple re
turned to Omaha, meeting by appointment
at Seventeenth and Webster streets. They
went to the physician's office In the Fax
ton building about 8:30 o'clock, but the
physician looked out of the window and
saw that too many people were abroad.
Mrs.' Rice said he was afraid she could
not get out of the building without getting
caught and he suggested that they go out to
his home and that she shoot, him In his own
barn, where It would appear he had been
shot by footpads.
"Was this satisfactory to you?" asked
the county attorney.
"This was all right with me and we took
the car to Thirty-ninth and Famam
streets, yalked over to Forty-first and
Harney streets where we made the final
arrangements for the shooting: in the barn,
Dr. Rustin handing me the gun at that
Mrs. Rice said she had been In the barn
before and knew the way, so she started
to go In the hack way; saw someone drive
by; lost her nerve and walked east on
Farnam street, wnltlng for a street car.
When a car came Roing east Dr. Rustin
irnt off. and she did not pet on.
"He was nngry with me for leaving him
and scolded me," she said. " 'You must
shoot me for my children's sake and for
the sake of my wife.' is what he said."
rirturn to the Barn.
Then the woman told of their return to
the barn ami the most dramatic incident
in her life of being alone for two hours In
a barn three miles from the city with a
m.in who was begging her to shoot him
nnd alternately threatening to kill her If
ho did not. Of Dr. Rustin calmly step
ping back a f.'W feet from her, with his
hands behind him and his coat back, say
ing. "Shoot me now shoot me now."
Without emotion the woman declared she
did not raise the gun to shoot, but re
plied. "I cannot do It, doctor I cannot
Then the physician arappled with her,
wrenched the gun from her hand and strug
gled In the darkness of the barn.
"t begged him not to kill me," she Bald,
"and we stayed there about two hours
until after the cars stopped, and we took a
carriage for Omaha.' the doctor going Into
Ills own home and calling one. He told me
if I did not shoot him that evening I woul.t
have to do It some time anvway."
Between this dramatic and tragic seen
in the barn, the woman told of the laps
of time until Tuesday evening, September
1. the evening before Dr. Rustin was shot.
She tohl of Seeing him almost dally at the
Millard hotel and the place of the Gleason
woman on Twelfth and Douglas atresia.
She said he stayed with her at the Gleason
place almost all day September 1, going
to his orfiee about t 30 or 4 o'clock In the
"When you went to the office In the aft
ernoon did ynu see a man there?"
"Had the phslclan abandoned the Idea of
your killing him?"
"Did he do this before he saw anyone
"He left you to go out and s?e some one?"
' Did you know who he went out to see?"
"Did you afterward ascertain who It
"Some one called Charley."
"Do you know who It was now?"
'Ye, Charles E. Davi."
All of this testimony came without an
objection from the defense, but Attorney
Gurley kept warning the woman and the
county attorney that they were getting
about as far as he proposed to have them
without objection and argument and that
they must go slowly. When County Attor
ney English asked this question the climax
with Mr. Gurley was reached.
"When Dr. Rustin returned to you In
the private room after being out to consult
this person, was there anything then said
by him with reference to any change in
his plane with reference to his death?"
Mr. Gurley announced that he was ready
for the argument right then and that Mr.
Woodrough would present the arguments
for Vn Ucfense against admitting hearsay
Mr. Woodrough had a big pile of law
books and argued for an hour, after which
adjournment was taken until 2 o'clock.
County Attorney English began arguing
when the hearing was called at 2 o'clock.
Kvldenr-e on HriolTer.
The court and attorneys agreed to ad
journ until 9:9) Saturday morning, but at
the' request of Mr. English the principals
were called back and the testimony of
Samuel Friedman, the Council Bluffs pawn
broker was taken. Friedman, who con
ducta a pawn shop at 63 Broadway, Coun
cil Bluffs, testified that a man answering
to the description of Dr. Rustin had en
tered his store with a revolver which he de
sired repaired Immediately. Friedman in
formed Rustin that it would be Impossible
to repair the gun at once, and offered to
trade a similar revolver for the broken
one, providing Rustin would pay one dol
lar in addition, which was done and Rua
tln left the store, with the gun which Is
believed to have caused his death, but
which has not yet been found.
THRONGS ON HIGHWAY
(Continued from First Page.)
those girls by the hour."
But he was o wrappped up In the per
formance himself that he was willing to
lose the time of his employes In order that
they could see it.
OVER A MILLION IN TAXES
Amount raid by Darlinuton on All
Property Wt of Missouri
Taxes amounting to ll,140,noo, in round
numbers, have been paid by the Chicago,
Burlington & Quiney Railway company on
its holdings west of the Missouri river dur
ing the present year, according to R. D.
Pollard, the road's tax commissioner. Of
this sum over tMU.Oi'iO has been paid In the
state of Nebraska.
IHALVS FOR THE BIG PARADE
Northwestern Line Has Its Service
All Well Arranged.
Tiie Northwestern has announced ' its
special train service from Omaha, after the
big electrical parade next Wednesday night.
Officials of the Northwestern say their
ervlce is o arranged into Omaha that no
peclal trains will be needed to bring the
people to the carnival. They ay they are
assembling all the extra equipment of the
Northwestern road for handling people to
the Tripp county opening In South Dakota
and that these cars will be on hand for use
to bring people to Ak-Sar-Ben.
A special will leave Omaha Wednesday
night at 11:30 for Carroll, la., stopping at
all Intermediate points. A special will
leave Omaha at 11:40 Wednesday night for
Norfolk, (topping at lrvington to Arling
ton inclusive and .Crowell to Norfolk inclus
ive. Another special will leave Omaha at
11:20 for Lincoln making no intermediate
stops between Omaha and Fremont, and
connection at Fremont with coach accom
modations for Superior and Hastings. An.
other special will leave Omaha at 11:30
Wednesday night for Oakdale via Scribner
and Albion, stopping at Nickerson, Hooper,
Scribner and all intermediate stations
Scribner to Oakdale, Inclusive. The road
has sent out thousands of atUactive fold
ers In Ak-Sar-Ben colors telling of the
low rates and the big show which Omaha
is putting on this fall.
honor to the mightiest and most lovable
The governor sends word that he will go
through King's Highway, taking In every
show and everything. He will even ride
one of the bucking jackasses, or try It.
And when you take Into consideration that
the governor was reared on a farm where
breaking bronchos was a pastime, It's
worth while to think of this feature.
BOYS' SCHEME FAILSTO WORK
Juveniles Start In on Little Graft
nd Police Officer Gets
Carnival graft, conducted in a most viru
lent form, considering the age of Its pro
moters, seems to have come to light in the
arrest of three Juveniles who are said to
be the owners of a thriving shoe shine
holdup game. It Is said that the young
sters, who are only about 12 year of age,
agree with some "E. Z. Mark" to shine
their vlctlm" hoes for a dime, and then
refuse to finish the Job after polishing one
boot unless another dime Is forthcoming.
Patrolmen Bitter arrested Roy Elrod of
414 Hickory street, Ed Skellenger of ill
Hickory street, and Sanders Wheeler of
Sixth and Cass streets late Thursday after
noon on charges of incorrigibility In con
nection with the bootblack game, and the
lads were turned over to Juvenile Officer
In limitless quantity and precisely similar
quality from dozens and dozens of shabby
back parlors over on Third avenue.
To none except Uio whoso belief re
quirts no evidence are these dull and trivial
productions of moro than pathological In
terest, and to none others tan they have
any more weight than do the frequent hal
lucinations which enable the dying and the
sick to "see" the places and personages
depicted by the painters of pious legend
and allegory. Why Sir Oliver Lodge, who
really Is. or has been, a scientist, though
his prestige as such Is much greater out of
than In scientific circles, should counte
nance and magnify this dreary nonsense
is a mystery and in kindness, perhaps, had
better be left one. New York Timea.
The War of It.
Troud Traveler I have had such experi
ences with the bandits in Italy and Spain.
Have you ever had any experience in the
least like It?
8tay-at-Home Citlien My dear sir, I can
surpass your experience. There waa a time
of my life when I never went out that 1
was not held up by force of arms.
P. T. Good gracious! How was It?
8.-A.-H. C It waa when I wu a baby
and my nurse took me out for an airing.
AS YOU SOW
so shall vor itrur.
Right food yields a harvest of
health and happiness,
peace and prosperity.
"There's m Keaeon'
TEU, Y. M. C. A. ABOL'T ROOM!
Bnrean of Information for Benefit of
The Young Men's Christian association
has opened a bureau of information where
visitors are Invited to go to find out what
they desire to know. Rooms will be listed
there and those who desire a place to tay
will be furnished a list of rooms and the
rate charged. Secretary Babcoi k is In
charge of this work
In order to facilitate the work of the as
sociation parties having rooms to rent dur
ing the festivities are requested to list Ihe
same with the association, giving the name,
location, number of rooms fur rent; how
many single men or single women can be
accompanied; how many married couples.
The association also desires to know
whether hoard will be furnished and at
what rate per meal, ami by what car line
the house can be reached. The association
will list rooms by mail or by telephone.
The opening of this bureau of Information
the officials of the carnival say will make
It possible for people coming to the parade
to remain over to the Taft speaking and
the remainder of the festivities without
having to spend half of their time looking
for a place to t. It lm mrani, thi-y
say, that every visitor can be taken care
of, with no trouble to the visitor.
Brilliant Decorations In Honor of Ak
The merchants of Omaha have spared no
expense on decorations in honor of the
guests to Ak-Sar-Ben's court and aa the
result the show windows throughout the
entire business districts are ablaze with
most brilliant colors. Probably the most
beautiful f these are the Benson & Thorne
Co.'s windows at 1515-1517 Douglas 8t. One
of the novel features of these decorations
is that no cloth Is used In the entire dis
play. One seldom sees a more perfect har
monizing of tho Ak-Sar-In colors. These
windows were planned and executed by
Mr. A. V. Houston, who has rerently come
to the Benson & Thorne Co. from an east
ern house and 1 planning several unique
displays for the near future.
GOVERNOR Wll.l. VISIT HIGHWAY
He Mill Take a Fall Oat of One of
Next Thursday night among the promi
nent visitors to Ak-Sar-Ben will be Gov
ernor Sheldon of Nebraska The governor
recognizee no king but Ak-Sar-Ben and he
will add his dignified person to the throng
wtilcb will gather in the big city to da
MESSAGES FROM THE DEAD
Latest Lot of 'Communication" De
clared to Re a Mess of
Months and months ago certain eminent
member of the British Society for Psychi
cal Research made with more than thur
usual solemnity the portentous announce
ment that at last they had received from
the dead communications of a character
so ronvlr.clng that even the most skeptical
of scientists would have to give up his
doubts as to the possibility of such mes
sages. Recently a special cable dlnpatcli
from London presented what It Ih fair to
assume were fair specimens of these nt w
"proofs," and It must be confessed that
the were about the sorriest chicks ever
hatched bv prolonged Incubation.
8omo of the communications, presumably
typical ,.f the great mass printed in the
latest volume of the society's Journal, were
prose and some were verse, and It would
be hard to tell which were the most likely
to convict the author, whether dead or
alive, of drooling Idiocy. The poetry. In
deed, was rather worse km poetry than the
prose aa prose, but the latter was about as
bad It could be, eo far aa Its evidential
value went, for It gave not even one
vaguest hint of a auper or extra terrestrial
origin. Matter and means were alike fa
miliar, for what Is or pretends to be "auto
matic writing" can be and daily la obtained
Is Not to be Feared
The mother who haa the forasifht
to keep a bottle or two of Wakefield
Blackberry Balsam In the boaae ready
(or audden attacks of Cholera Infan
tum or Diarrhoea haa no real fair of
The thousands of babies (as vrell
adults) who die each year from ao
mer bowel troubles could be saved
this excellent remedy were kept
the house where It could be reached
when the trouble first appears.
Wakefield's Blackberry Balsam hat
been used in hundreds of thousands
of cases in both babies and adults la
the past 63 years with nothing but
most favorable reanlts. It is positlfS)
and quick in its action yet It la harm
less and does not constipate the bow
els. It simply checks the trouble and puts
the stomach and bowels back in thelj
natural state. A full size bottle costs)
but 35c at any drug store and may
be worth thousands of dollars to you
within the next 24 hours by saving the
life of a baby or some other member
of your family. Can you afford to let
another day go by without a bottle or
two of this remedy on hand?
Read this letter:
Last summer one of my neighbors cane
running to my house and asked for a
horse to to for a doctor, sarins: his haMr
bad Cholera infantum, and he waa afraid
It would not live till he could get a doc
tor.. I said "Wakeflelrt'e Blackberry Bal
sam will cure the child, and I have some
here." He asked me to go to his house
with a bottl while he went for the doe
tor. I did ao and found the child very
sick. I gave It one-half teaspoonful, and
In a half-hour. gave It another dose. Then
we waited for the doctor. The doctor said
the Haifa m was ood. and to continue it.
The child soonegan to Improve, and
In a few days was as well aa ever.
JASPER M. LAKE.
Be sure you get the genulae Wk
field's Blackberry Balsam,