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THH OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 14. IPO!).
CORSE'S RISE AND FALL
rortune of $22,000,000 Quickly Won
and Quickly Lost.
ICE, BAUKS AND STEAMSHIPS
try of Wall treet
of r'renaled Finance
the (virli of
Had 'Charles W. Morse sons to jail two
years ago he would undoubtedly have been
the richest prisoner that ever started to
serve a prison sentence. According to his
own estimate of the fortune he had
builded. he waa worth at that time nearly
$-2,C0C,X. He had bank, steamship, tele
phone companies and was still a leading
factor In American Ice. The entire coast
seemed about to pay tribute to Mr. Morse
for Its steamship service. So also did the
Hudson. Ills life had been devoted to
fortune building from the time when he
sold candy as a boy on a rtath steamship.
The same financial storm which resulted
In his becoming enmeshed In the law also
took his fortune, swept It away as a tor
, nado might a shanty on the plains of
Kansas. That was because his fortune
was largely made up of securities which
he had created and which had great
powers of shrinkage.
Instead of being worth $22,000,000, as he
had told his friends he was only a few
months before the rumblings of that storm
waa heard, Mr. Morre found himself facing
some $7,000,000 of debts. He also found
himself facing a battle In the courts to
keep his liberty, and loss of liberty meant
loss of power to get hi fortune back.
With his fortune had pased the sreDter
or power which Morse, as one . of Wall
street's successful men, had wielded for I
many years, surrounded most of that linielof ar(,at prosperity, during which It paid
by politicians and as curious an army of I dividends of 6 per cent rm Its preferred
as uie iinanciai district had ever
seen. For some of them he made fortunes
Career Me ran la Malae.
The rise of Charles Wyman Morse from
a boy who liked to peddle things to the
position he had In the market place of
stocks and bonds, the sudden flight of his
fortune and the subsequent battle In the
courts to keep himself at liberty and pay
Ms debts, as well as build a second for
tune, have made hla career as Interesting
as any that Wall street can remember, and
Wall street Is a place where quick for
tunes have almost become commonplace
' and legal difficulties are not at all un
usual. Strange as Morse's career has been in
the financial district, it was even more
unusual In the courts. Never before had
they known of a man who had gone down
to disaster, with a fortune like his gone
and 17,000,000 of debts besides, pleading for
a chance to pay his obligations and then
while the Judges were debating his case
actually succeeding in wiping but ut lrat
$5,000,000 of his Indebtedness and appar
ently Btartlng up again toward the helyhts
of financial power and influence which he
had held before. On the very day on which
the court decreed that be mpst pay tho
penalty for his violation of the banking
laws and serve the sentence which he had
received after a Jury had found him guilty
Morse was elected president of one of th'j !
big steamship lines of the Atlantic coast. I
"It Is a good deal' harder to build up a j
second fortune than a first, bul I'm golngV
to do It," Morse said lust after belmr re- i
leased on ball when his appeal was pend
ing. Apparently he was making good this
boast when his hopes were dashed by the
court's last decree.
I'p 'In Bath,- Me., where Morse was born,
they had a way of catling him "Silent
Charlie." While other people were talking
Morse seemed to be figuring on how he
could get a dollar out of the other fellow.
His father, Captain Ben Morse, had be
gun by owning tugboata and had branched
out into the Ice bualness. He was sharp
at money getting, too, so Morse came by It
naturally, only the father knew nothing of
the game which the son tried later In New
York's financial center.
The tugboat captain and ice dealer sent
his son to Bowdotn college and then Morse
showed how strong the money getting
mania had been bred In him. He was will
ing and anxious to keep the books for Ms
father's towboat company at a salary of
$25 a week while he was a student, even
though the college was nine mtles away
from the bookkeeping Job.
Bath la so full of storlea of Charles W.
Morse that It la hard to sift them all. One
of the storlea they tell Is of one of the di
rectors In the towboat company kicking at
the idea of the books being kept by a col
"If you keep on you'll be a " millionaire
before you die," said this director after
Morse had shown him that he could do It
Morse aa the Ire King.
"Oh, I won't stop there," Morse Is said
to have then replied. "I'll have $10,000,000
"When he was graduated from Bowdoin
In the class of 1877 he looked about for a
way of starting up toward the $10,000,000
mark and turned toward the business, of
his father and his father's neighbors Ice.
He was going to become the Ice king.
They had been doing business In Ice up
that way along the same lines for years
bacW cutting ice on the Penobscot and
selling It In friendly competition. Morse's
Idea waa to cut ice, but not to cut too
much, so that when summer came there
would be a chance to get high prices for It.
First he leased a small pond and then a
bay In the Penobscot. A lot of the Ice
was sold up there to companies here. Morse
took In the situation, saw that the proper
place to carry out his Idea of not having
too much Ice was a big city like this and
straightway left Maine for the metropolis.
Morse was here a good many years be
fore he made anybody sit up and take
notice, but all these years apparently he
was perfecting the plans which finally led
' to his behig hailed as the ice king. That
was when ha began gobbling up one Ice
company after another, merging them Into
t lie American Ice company, and then New
York found that It It wanted Ice It had
to buy It of Charles W. Morse at his price
or go without It.
The field before this had been covered
by a score of smaller companies and a host
of Independent tee dealers. There were two
Ice fields supplying New. York the Hudon
and the Penobscot. Ice was brought down
to the docks here from both fields and
sold freely to dealers who peddled It In
competition with the companies that
1 housands of women have found
? s i pain arW lnsur safety to life of mother and
child. This hnimerjt is a God-send to women at the critical time. Not
umy oocs Hoinor rn.nrj carry
viuiu-un in, uui u piTparcs tt rj
event, relieves "morninz liVli'
sicKness. and other ii
' Hon milled fr
Sold bj dnifgitu f i uo.
Book Of lit lt.fu.nb
IkJi fejOiJHKLD HEGCT.AIOR CO.
owned Ire houses themselves on the two
rivers. That, of course, kept the price of
In 1890 some of the companies woke up
to the fact thit Morse had ouletly cor
nered the supply of Maine lie and that to
buy any they would have to pay him his
own price. They did buy It, but some of
them couldn't pay for it and Morse took
stock Instead. That gave hint control of1
the companies. Before long lie had con
trol of the National Ice company, the
Illdgewood Ice company nnd the Knicker
bocker. In 19"0 he had completed his
plans and the American Ice compauy with
a capital of $6O,0u0.n00 was formed.
Fortunes for Ilia Tammany Friends.
Morse had planned to put the yirlce of
Ice up, and It did go up. It went up to
60 cents per 100 pounds at the piers.
Naturally that Invited competition, In
view of the fact that nature makes Ice In
abundance. But when competitors! looked
into things they found that Morse had
been a politician as well as an ice man.
There wasn't a dock along the water
front where they could discharge a cargo
of Ice apparently. Tammany was In con
trol then and Tammany was the friend
of Charles W. Morse. Up went the stock
of his American Ice company to 90 and
over and up went the fortunes of the
Tammany friends of Charles VV. Morse.
Morse's American Ice company had not
alone bought out the ice companies, It
had bought out the little dealers as well,
paying them sometimes as little as $500
for their routes nnd threatening them
with dire things If they broke agreement
not to sell again.
The fuss that was made when the price
of ice went snaring here made a lot of
trouble for Mr. Morse and brought his
name for the first time prominently be
fore the public. His Ice company was
sued for being a monopoly and all sorts
of proceedings were started. The same
fuss also brought trouble tor Mr. Morse's
Tammany friends, i
Mr. Morse's Anirrican Ice company.
,i ... i,v T x . hud
a few years
stock and I per cent on its common, and
Its creator was hailed by friends and foes
alike as perhaps the most successful of
IVew York's new financiers. His own for
tune went up with leaps and bounds, from
a modest home In Brooklyn he moved to
a -palatial residence on the West Side.
, Chain of Rani.
Between his two coups In American Ice
Mr. Morse had penetrated Into another
field with even greater success. That was
the banking field. His exploits in this field
are still fresh In the minds of a good many
members of the banking community and
form a chapter almost unparalleled in
New York's banking history.
With that wonderful shrewdness which
he seemed to have Inherited Mr. Morse
had quickly seen that banks were essential
to the accumulation of a quick fortune
and to the promotion of concerns such as
his Ice companies. It had been hard to
get banks, for Instance, to lend as much
money as he wished on some of the secur
ities ' he had promoted. To obviate this
difficulty he began organising a chain of
V.ith the profits he had reaped In his
ico crop he began getting control of a
i...f.utr of small state hanks, such as
ttu Covcrnment and the Fourteenth Street
bunk. Before long he reached out and
Kol t!i? Bank of New Amsterdam, and
finally tho Hank of North America. This
was l:i 1!W.'.
In that year the financial community
i- nrv f.i the fet that the lee klnir had
become the heatt -of as formidable a chain
of banks as had ever been got together.
He then controlled the Bank of the State
of New York, the Broadway, the New
Amsterdam, the Bank of North America,
the CJarfield National, the Twelfth Ward,
the Varick. the Nineteenth Ward and sev
eral smaller institutions. Moreover he
went down to his old home at fluth and
took about evny bank In sight there.
An Investigation made in 19U7 after the
panic laid bare t lie way Mr. Morse had
succeeded In adding banks to his wonder
ful chain. It was very simple. He had
put up the stock of one bank as collateral
for a loan with which he had bought the
stock of another.
Master of Steamship Lines.
Master of this chain of banks which
could five Mm valuable assistance In
further promotions, Mr. Morse put Into
execution his most ambitious plan of all.
That was to become the master of the
American merchant marine.
The shipping business had been bred in
bim down there in Bath along: with the
tee business. Financiers fell in with his
latest plan and its execution seemed easy.
In 1901 he bought the People's l,lne on
the Hudson, simply meeting the owner
of a majority of the stock one .day. In
quiring his price and buying it the next.
He went down to Boston and bought all
the lines that ran north from there.
Next he bought the Metropolitan Line
and ordered the Yale and Harvard, the
two turbines, at a cost of $1,000,000 apiece.
Before long he had bought all the other
Hudson river lines and had begun going
down the Atlantic coast. He bought the
Clyde and the Mallory lines aa easily us
It they had been bags of peanuts.
All the time the banks which he con
trolled were being asked to lend vast
sums of money on the securities he was
buying and In most cases he succeeded
In getting the loans. It was the same
plan he had used In buying the banks,
using the first securities us the basis for
Collapse of Morse.
But there were rumblings Just about this
time that conveyed the Impression to some
wise ones that there was something the
matter with the Morse machine. Its Joints
were creaking, bunks were groaning under
the weight of huge loans made by Morse,
the Helnzes and the Thomases, his associ
ates, and the Consolidated Steamship com
pany did not seem to take as well as some
of the other enterprises.
Had Morse and his friends won out in
their Cnlted Copper pool . perhaps some
financial history might have been changed.
The manipulation of that pool was under
taken In the spring jf 1W when Morse still
seemed to be one of Wall street's dominant
figures, the touch of whose hand made
millions for himself and his friends.
To attempt a corner of this stock they
borrowed millions from the banks they
controlled. The money was obtained on
notes made in some cases by clerks, actlnt;
as dummies. Morse loaded up the Bank
of North America with such notes and had
Clem discounted. The Helnzes did the same
with the Mercantile. And then when thi
, took had gone up twenty points and the
Is an ordeal which all u omm
approach with dread, for
rothine comDares to the nain
of child-birth. The thounht
he suffering in store for
robs the expectant mother
the use of Mother's Friend robs
women safely through the perils of
Quarter-sawed Golden Oak Bnffet. like Illustration. 40zlS-lncta top
with mirror 36x10 Inches; has silver and napkin drawers, doubls
door compartment and one large linen drawer, band-rnbbed and
polished i $31.00
$78.00 Early English liuffett, sale price
$S0.00 Fumed Oak Buffet, sale price. .
$.11.00 Golden Oak Buffet, sale price . .
$41.00 (jolden Oak Buffet, sale price $26.00
$26.00 Golden Oak Buffet, sale price $16.00
$31.50 Golden Oak Buffet, sale price $19.50
$110.00 Fumed Oak Buffet, sale price $66.00
Great Purchase of Carpets from Alexander, Smith & Sons
THE LAIWiEST MAM KACTI RKK8 OK CARPKTH InN'HK WORM).
We purchased from ALKXAMEK SMITH & SONS, at their recent sale of CARPETS in XEW sORK CTTV, a large stock of HHl'SSEI.S TX ET AM) AXMIXSTER CARPETS
at a greatly reduced price. These we place on sale tomorrow.
This is an opportunity to save money, and should le taken advantage of by every Hotel keeper, every Hoarding house keeper and all persons Interested In furnishing their home. You
will find this the largest and most comnlete line of carpets that has been offered on sneclal sale for many year. It Is a bargain opportunity which you may never again encounter,
and you can hardly afford to overlook It. SALE BEGINS TOMORROW MORNING AT 8 O'CLOCK.
75c Brussels Carpet, with or
price, per yard
05c Brussels Carpet, with or
price, per yard
$1.00 Brussels Carpet, with or
price, per yard
$1.()5 Axminster Carpet, with
pool appeared to be a success, something
Stock appuared that wasn't looked for.
Some one was unloading unexpectedly. The
Helnzes say that It was Morse, a member
of the pool himself and under agreement
to hold his stock with the rest. The trouble
spread to the banks later after the Heinr.es'
brokers began to fall. What happened then
Wall street still remembers. The Ice king's
fortune began to tremble and to totter.
Finally it fell in fragments.
"You have busted the bank," said A. H.
Curtis, Morse's head of the Bank of North
America, to Mors himself one day In Oc
tober, when Morse could not make good on
a loan of XWO.OOO and the clearing house
wanted to know about things. Morse
couldn't make good then and the clearing
house began tossing him out of his banks
and the banks began callMTg his loans and
selling out his collateral.
Financiering- In a Tombs Cell.
One day when anxious people went look
ins for the wonderful manipulator he was
sore. Tl-,- I'nlted States district attorney
was one of these. He wanted Morse for
a violation of tho banking laws. It was
discovered that Morse had sailed for Eu
rope, but on his arrival on the other side
he turned about and came home again to
meet the warrant Issued hero for him. In
November, he was tried and found
guilty of misapplication of the funds of
the Bank of North America. One of his
offincts was carrying under the guise of
Some Thing's You Want to Know
Bottles and Their Making
It has been said ,that civilization Is
founded upon glass, and tt ought to be
suggested to the makers of aphorisms that
modern civilisation is contained In buttles.
Bottles made of goat-skins are still In use
In many parts of the world, bottles of earth
enware are used atlll'more widely, but
bottles of glass measure the content of our
civilization. Including Jars and other wide
mouthed glass containers, the total out
put of the glass bottle factories of the
United States amounts to 1,600.000,000 bot-
ties a year nearly twenty bottles for each
man, woman and child in the republic. Bot
tles are u?ed in scores of ways. They
contain man's fruit preserves and Jellies,
his mineral waters and his beers, bis whis
kies and his wines, his medlclneB and his
liniments. They are lndespensable.
The earliest form of the use of glass
was In bottle-making. The monuments of
igypt preserve pictures of glass blowers
at work In the days before the pyramids
were built. And It is a remarkable fact
that there was little progress In the art
of bottle-making from that early day un
til a few years ago when an Ingenious
machine revolutionised the buwlnens. It Is
a far cry from the ancient glass blower
lo the modern liottle-making machine that
turns out perfected bottles at the rate of
ten a minute. The finished bottle made
by machine is better than the one blown
by hand. The bottle-users prefer It to the
hand-blown, declaring It to be more unl
fortn In Its thickness, stronger, and more
exact In Its contents.
The bottle-making machine was born
of necessity. A French glass manufacturer
was harassed by labor troubles In one
way or another until at last he shut down
his plant. Then he set to work trying to
devixe a machine that would take the place
of men In blowing bottles. It was not
many months before machines were In
stalled, and his work started Sfe-eln. This
wax the forerunner of the American ma
chine that is so nearly human that It can
do its work better than men, and can make
bottlos for forty cents a hundred, which
rust seventy rents under the hand method.
The making of bottles was long believed
to be the one branch of glass making that
hand laborers could depend upon as be
ing free from machine competition. The
introduction of the bottle-making machin
ery exploded that theory,, and when tha
manufacturer recites the advantages of
the machine-made bottle over the hand
made, and adds that the number of bottles
broken among hand-made ones waa thirty
per thousand, as compared with three per
thousand, machine-made, he clinches hla
argument against the other method. I .
One of the boons of the new method Is
the f-t that pulmonary diseases, wblclt
1 Dining room furniture opportunities
We will offer some of the most
CHINA CABINETS, EXTENSION TABLES and CHAIRS finished m GOLDEN
OAK, EARLY ENGLISH, MAHOGANY AND FUMED.
We devote one entire floor to exhibit our DINING ROOM FURNITURE and
the opinion, as voiced by our customers and friends, is overwhelmingly in favor of this
display. Here you will find the works of SHERATON, HEPPELWHITE. CHIP
PENDALE, MASTER CRAFTSMAN, FLANDERS and
well as some of the JACOBEAN PIECES.
without border; sale
without border; sale
without border; sale
or without border; sale price,
collateral for loans huge blocks of his
securities which In reality the bank had
Morse's fight to avert the disaster which
his absolute loss of liberty would mean
began the minute the jury had convicted
him a year ago, but It has been unsuccess
ful. All the time that his lawyers have
leen fighting, however, Morse, In a Tombs
cell most of the time, has been figuring
how to get back what he had lost, lla
laid-plans for this in the same manner as
he had laid plans for his various promo
In this rejpect he has been the most re
markable prisoner ever kept In the Tombs
and probably the most remarkable man
who ever made a plea for liberty before a
United States Judge. To get back the place
he once had Morse made up his mind that
he would first have to wipe out the 17,000,000
HIb first scheme was the organization of
the Morse Securities company under the
laws of Maine with a capital stock of
JIO.000,000. His Idea was to get the .friends
who had stuck by him to take stock in
this. With the money they were to sub
scribe stocks were to be bought and leld
for a rise, for Morse saw that It was only
a question of time before stocks bought at
panic prices would make a fortune.
The Morse Securities company didn't turn
out well because some of his 'friends were
were very frequent among bottle-blowers,
have been almost entirely overcome by the
new method. Passing the blowing tube
from Hp to Hp spread contagion, and the
high death rate among glass blowers was
attributed more to this than any other
one cause. In the machines compressed
air dQfs the work that was hitherto re
quired of human lungs, and the sick and
death rates have "With fallen off since the
Introduction of the machines. More than
twenty-five factories are now turning out
The exploitation of bottle-making ma
chinery Is an apt Illustration of how one
new mechanical device may uid another.
A complete bottle-making machine1 weighs
about sixteen tons. Of course, the drum
mer cannot put one of them In a suit case
and lug tt around. So he has enlisted the
aid of the moving picture machine, and has
a string of films showing the whole process
from the assembling and setting up of
tho machine to the completion of the fin
ished bottles. With this film In his grip
he Is able to Bo to any town in the country
where there Is a moving picture apparatus
and demonstrate the wonders of class blow
ing by machinery.
There are a great many styles of bottles,
new, fashions being brought out each year.
Last year fifty-seven new styles were
placed on the market. To the bottle manu
facturer there are only a few great classes
of bottles, and his nomenclature Is as fol
lows: Prescriptions and vials, beers and
minerals, patent and proprietary, liquids
and flasks, fruit Jars and sundries. By
tho records of the bottle makers it Is
shown that the patent medicine output In
the I'nlted States amounts to nearly SOO.OO), -COU
bottles a year, while the liquid pre
scriptions filled by the pharmacists may
be twice as many. Of course, there is no
definite way to tell the number of pre
scriptions filled, since some bottles get
back to the drug store many times before,
finishing their career. In Kurope the bot
tle Is always chared for in addition to the
cofct of the prescription. Hnd the result I
that the majority of buttles come hack
again and again.
Bottle making Is now almost an exact
science. The directions for making a cer
tain kind of glass are written out witli
the accuracy of a dixtor'j prescription.
The molten glau when ready to be turned
into bottles Is contained in great lakes
seventy-five feet long, sixteen fect w Ida,
and five feet deep. The furnaces under
these lakes are first heated by a small
candle, then by a kerosene lamp, then by
easy graduations until It reaches the white
heat of molten metal. Then the finished
bottle is allowed gradually to pass through
a declining temperature until at last it
comes out a cool and tempered bottle.
Careful studies have been made to de
termine what color of glass baa the best
eXfdct on the liquids wuluh axe put up lo
- lO - lT SOUTH lOTII STREET.
wonderful bargains in DINING ROOM FURNITURE,
$40 Early English China Cabinet, sale price, $25.00
$24.50 Early Eng. China Cabinet, sale price, $15.00
$32.00 Early Eng. China Cabinet, sale price, $20.00
$54.00 Golden Oak China Cabinet, sale price, $35.00
$31.00 Golden Oak China Cabinet, sale price, $19.00
$22.0 Golden Oak China Cabinet, sale price, $14.00
$18.00 Golden Oak China Cabinet, sale price, $11.50
$15.00 Golden Oak China Cabinet, sale pric, $10.50
$48.50 Fumed Oak China Cabinet, sale price, $30.00
$1.10 Brussels Carpet, with or without border; sale
price, per yard 75c
$1.20 Wilton Velvet Carpet, with or without bor
der; sale price, per yard 75c
$1.25 Wiltou Velvet Carpet, with or without bor
price, per yard
reluctant to go into it. Then Morse formed
til? Assets Realization company. This com
pany was to take up stocks pledged for
loans and to Issue certificates against them,
which ivere to be interest bearing. Up to
September, when Morse was again yanked
back to his Tombs cell, he had managed by
dint of one scheme and another to pay
back nearly 5 per cent of h!s Indebtedness,
a record, most folks In Wall street say.
Not only that, but In that time he had
come pretty close to rehabilitating himself
as a financier, for when the Metropolitan
Steamship company, owning the Harvard
and the Yale, was sold at foreclosure who
should buy It but Charles W. Morse and
some of his friends, whose names were not
disclosed. On the day they clapped him In
a cell to await deportation to the federal
penitentiary at Atlanta the reorganized
steamship company had Its first meeting
and elected Charles W. Morse its president.
If Wall street was Interested In this It was
even more Interested in the pretty well
authenticated story that Charles S. Mellen,
head of the New York, New Haven &
Hartford railroad, was backing Morse and
helping him to get the steamship company,
the New Haven's greatest competitor for
While his lawyers were exhausting every
means to keep him out of Jail Morse waa
able to pay back every dollar he owed the
National Bank of North America, with the
result that the receiver paid every de
positor in full, with 6 percent Interest.
bottles. As to beer, it has been found that
a dark reddish brown bottle is the best,
while the one of champagne color Is not
a good protector of the best qualities of
beer. Green and blue are also poor pro
tectors. The round-bottomed bottle Is as
old as history, and was first the product
of ignorance they did not know how to
make It otherwise. But modern experience
teaches that for carbonated drinks they
are the best, since they will always lie
on their sides, this keeping the corks wet
and preventing shrinkage and consequent
loss of gas.
For years there has been a constant en
deavor to pet feet a non-reflllable bottle,
and the patent office has been deluged
with applications for patents for such
bottles. It has been a tradition among
people everywhere that a fortune awaits
the man who produces such a bottle. That
might have been true soi.ie years ago. but
it is no longer. The law against mis
branding prevents any wholesale fraud In
using refilled bottles. There have been
hundreds ef non-rrf iliahle bottle patenta
Issued. Some of them iye successful ro
far as their use Is concerned, but their
cost is prohibitive.
A new bottle that promises to lecome
popular Is the poison bottle. Jt is guar
anteed to prevent the taking of poisons
by mistake. It Is a bottle made with many
little sharp spines on It like a cactus, and
If it is handled carefully all will be well.
Hut the person who iets hold of it in
the dark or whrn half asleep will be ad
vised by the telegraph that runs from his
hand to his brain that he has the wrong
Bottle collecting has become an Inter
esting pastime with many people of leisure,
and he who ransarkf the ages since bottles
were first made down to date, can find
thousands of Intel estlng specimens of the
glass blower's art. It Is a fad that has
taken deep hold 111 F:urope. and Is being
I raliffei r .1 to America, Tlieie are some
notable ullelions of bottles in the inun
ciitn.s of tin-; country.
Allied to otiiile makiiiji is the making
of lamp chimneys. The world owes the
iilsco ery of the lump chimney to the rest
lessness of a little child. A poor Swiss
mechanic bv the name of Argand Invented
a new kerosene lamp. He had the" wick
ananged so that the oxygen would reach
the flame from tiie Inside as well as from
the outside. It burned well, and was giv
ing satisfaction. But a child was playing
with it one day and placed a wide-mouthed
bottle whose bottom had been broken out,
over It, when presto, the light waa multi
plied many times. From that moment the
lamp chimney was a reality. Klectrtc light
bulbs are also closely akin to bottles, hut
their manufacture Is an entirely sepaiate
a? runitio J. xabkxjt.
VomjaoriO'W Tb Big B4 Apple."
the OLD ENGLISH
farter-sawed Oak Dining Table, like Illustration, H ft. exten
sion. 48-lri. round top, colonial rtetletttnl base, rubbol antl
polished price $VJH.M
$31.50 (Jolden Oak Extension Table, 8 ft. 48 in., $21
$1!.50 (Jolden Oak Extension Table, 8-45. . .$12.50
$32.00 (Jolden Oak Extension Table, 8-48 . . .$22.00
$27.75 (Jolden Oak Extension Table, 8 48... $18.75
$24.00 (Jolden Oak Extension Table, (-45. . .$15.00
$22.50 Golden Oak Extension Table, 8-45. . .$14.50
$1.35 Wilton Velvet Carpet, with or without bor
der; sale price, per yard 95c
$1.45 Wilton Velvet Carpet, with or without bor
der; sale price, per yard $1.05
$1.35 Axminster Carpet, with or without bonier;
sale price, per yard 90c
OFFICIAL CANVASS OF VOTES
Results as Tabulated by County Make
No Material Change.
FAWCETT IS THE HIGH MAN
Gets the l.a rarest Vote In lloaglas for
Supreme Judge llaller Leads
Nert branch by Over Two
The official canvass of the recent elec
tion In Douglas county has been com
pleted by County Clerk IX M. Haverly and
two assistants, and the results announced.
Sheriff Bi alley leads the county ticket
with a plurality of 2,956 6ver Peter Q. It.
Boland and Frank Bandle is second high
man with 2,643 over Kd L. Lawler. The
other pluralities are as follows: D. M.
Haverley, 2.2X9; Charles Leslie, 2.492; Frank
A. Furay, 2,393; VV. A. Yoder, 2,349; George
McBrlde, 2,491; Biyce Crawford, 2.5iO; W..
C. Crosby, l.MO; John A. Scott, 1,523; Jo
seph A, Callanan, 379.
For supreme court Justice. Jacob Faw
cett wus high man in Douglas county with
a vote of 9.220. John B. Barnes had 9.111.
two more thati Judge Kamuel II. Sedg
wick. J. J. Sullivan was high on the dem
ocratic ticket with 7.629, Good having 7.306
and Dean 7.271
For regent, Frand I.. Mailer leads Harvey
Newbranch by 2.277, the vote standing 9,337
to 7,060. The other regent . candidates on
the republican tickets led their opponents
by slightly larger pluralities than were
recorded for the supreme Justfceshlps.
The official vote of the election Is now
determined as follows:
John R. Barnes 9.111
James U. Iean 7.272
Jacob Fawcetl 9.21
B. F., Uood 7,30ii
.1. J. Sullivan 7,6-H
H. U. Sedgwick ,(W9
C. T. Knapp 7,0.16
Charles S. Allen 9,346
Frank K. IJnch 117
A. T. Hunt 1,390
W. VV. Whltmore 9,107
P. C. Cole i;
John H. Von Steen 95
William VV. Kminer 1,3b!)
Resent, to Kill Vacancy.
Harvev Newbranch 7.CW)
F. I.. Mailer 9.337
A. H. Schlermayer 1.39
Haller's plurality 2,277
Peter G. Boland 4.921
K. F. Brailey 7.H76
K. I. Morrow 4w7li
Brailey's plurality 2,9.5
George Holmfs ...6.961
Charles Leslie 9.4.S6
Leslie's plurality 2,l?2
A I K. ratten.... 7,079
V. M. Haverly 9.360
Haverly's plurslltv 2.2S9
C. L Van Cw nip ' "!
Frank A. Furay 9,408
Charles H. Duke ,,j
Furay's plurality. 2,393
Hegialer of Deeds.
Kd L. Lawler
Frank VV. Bundle 9,ii
Handle's plurality 2.613
P. C. Heafey ; 7.)7
W. C. Crosby s,Im'
Crosby's plurality 1.520
Superintendent ef Schools.
F. C. Holllngsworth 7 07:!'
VV. A. Voder ,-.
Toder's plurality 2.319
Nnrt r or.
John P. 'rrk 7 tuts
George McUride fi.tio
McBridc's pluialiiy..., i.t'H
C. L. Van Camp 7.4.;)
John A. Scott H.9M
fceott'B plurality 1,5:3
I'ollre Judge, Omaha.
VV. ft. Shoemaker t.r,l
Brce Crawford 7'ui
Crawford's plurality .-. 5j)
Pollee Judge, South Omaha.
James Callanan 1 4,
Joseph J. Maiy l.o.y
Callanan's plurslltv stj
Tha vote on the twenty-six auftessorshipe
I iMn'W.",1!? i
cotisisting of BUFFETS,
In the city of Omaha stands as follows:
District No. 1-Louis Kroner. 110; K. M.
District No. 2-A. K. Llndell, 19S; Fred
District No. 3 VV. F. Taylor. 141: H. S.
District No. 4 Joseph McBreen, 207; VV,
H. McEachron, 4(19.
District No. 5 H. T. Tompsett, 273, T. B.
District No. V It. B. Roberts, 2J0; A. M.
District No. 7 J. II. Kalpin, 173; F. C.
District No. S-Ed A. Shaw, 163; H. Ik.
District No. 9 A. C. Kaer, 120; P. E.
.. District No. 10 Alex Peasinger, 1S2; A.
M. Krlxon, 367.
District No. 11 Kd Frenser. 267: C. S.
District No. 12 Joseph Wright, 176; Ben
jamin J. Stone, 303.
District No. 13-D. II. Doty, 165; B. P.
District' No. 14 P. J. Rooney, 112; Morrla
rti.. ..I - i .- 1 T. .. , , . . . . " . . .r . T
District No. 16 VV. J. Mount, 173; 8. O.
District No. 17 A. II. Schroder, 193; II. T.
District No. IS Fred Piitchard. 129
C'lmrles Singer, '?3.
District No. 19 II. A. Foran, 154; John)
G. Arthur. 357.
District No. 20 B. J. McArdle. 137; H. C.
Van Avery. 207.
District No. 21 Frank Vom Weg, 170; J.
M. Calaiirta. 25S.
District No. 22 V. L. Vodicka. 233: John
District No. 23 lew Herman, 20; B. F,
District No. 24 Charles Bmekovsky, 260;
J. V. Kasper, 176.
District No. 25 Joseph Mollner, 241; Lewis
N. Bolsrn. 1H).
District No. 26 H. C. Harm, 175; J. M.
Dr. Brouahton Kemalns at Atlanta.
Brooklyn will have to Ret along without
Kev. Dr. I.en G. Broughton. though tha
Baptist temple In that borough offered hlin
more than twice the salary he received as
pastor of the Baptist tabernacle in Atlanta,
He will continue his work In the Georgia,
Itching Humor Broke.Out on Tiny
Mite's Cheeks Would Tear His
Face Till Blood Streamed Down
Unless Hands were Bandaged
CURED BY CUTICURA
AT COST OF BUT $1.50
"When mjr little boy was two and a
half months old be broke out on both
checks with eo
rema. It was the
itchy, waterjn kind
ana wa had to
keen his littla
hanrls wrapped up
all the time, and
if he would hap
pen to get them
would claw hit
face till the blood
streamed down on
his clothing. Wu
called in a physi
cian at once, but
he gav an ointment which was
severe that my lab would scream when,
it was put on. We changed doctors and
n)iiciiiea until we had spent fifty dol
lars or moro and baby was gottingj
worse. I waa so worn out watching
and caring for him night and day that
1 almost felt sure the diseasa was in
curalile. But finally reading of th
food results if the Cuticura ftemedie,
determined to try them. I tan truth
fully ssv I was niorei than surprised, for
I Ixjught en!-' a dollar and a half's worth
of th Cuticura Kornerties C'litioura
Soap, Ointment and Pills), and they did
more good than all iny doctors' medi
cines I had tried, and in fai t entirely
cured him. I will send vou a photo
graph taken when he was fifteen months
old and you can see li is face is perfectly
clear of the least spot or scar of any
thing. !f I ever have this trouble again,
I will nevor think of doctoring but will
send for the Cutieuia Kenieiii'- at ones.
As it is, 1 would never think of using
any other than Cuticura Heap for my
babe. You are at lilx-rty to publish
this, it may help some d:stresed mother
as I was helped. Mrs. W. M. Conierer,
Burnt Cabins. Pa., fcept. 16. 1U0N."
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fJWi' 1. ol nuetr.n C'..Ai'l l'i:!a f.'V ), ar told
throughout the 'r d. jfik(: taafloa. 27. CTir
trbnM 8q.; Par I. Tl-.a d Is ran: Auatraha,
Elowua 4 Co. tnlarj. Sjjtll Alrha. I'tl la.
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