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TIIE BEE: (VMAITA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1909.
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WIDOWS IN PENSION TANGLE
Dead . SoHier'i ChAfig-e of Identity
Gave .Wrorqj Woman Money.
MISTAKE. OF YEAES IS EIQHTED
Mr. Daniel White ( Nti York Will
Draw Allowance from Treasary,
While Mr a. Daniel White
ot Nebraska, Loses.
plorer's address U not known here, even
to Secretary Lonsdale. .
After the members of the examining
committee had made themselves acquainted
Individually with ' the material delivered"
nd so oonvlnced themselves of Its utter
worthleesness as a means of determining
whether Pr. Cook reached the pole, the
president, of the committee. Prof. Ptrom
gren, caMcd a general meeting of the com
mlttee for last Friday, when the report to
the university, ami which Is now made
public, was drawn up.., :
Lonsdale, who had been 'Invited to this
meeting to answer some questions, brought
with blm a. tetter. which ha had received
from Cook, which bore neither the plaea
nor date of Its writing. The unopened en
velope, however, bore the postmark Mar
seilles, Pecernber 14, 1909. The same en
velope contained a letter addressed by
Cook to the former rector of the University
of Copenhagen, Prof. Torp. The letter to
Torp was dated New Tork, September 27,
Documents handed the commission of the
University of Copenhagen for examination
are: First, a typewritten report prepared
by Dr. Cook's secretary, Walter Lonsdale
and ooverlng sixty-one pages of foolscap..
Second, a typewritten copy made by Lrn
dale from Cook's notebooks. This occupies
sixteen pages of foolscap and Includes a
descf lbtlon of the expedition during the
period from March IS, 1908, to June 13, IMS,
during which, according to the statement
Cook Journeyed from Bvartevog to the
North pole' nd returned to a point on thj
polar ice not specifically lndloated, but
west of Axel Helber; land.
The papers were not accompanied by a
private letter from Copk, but Secretary
Lonsdale stated verbally to the commission
that the original notes-And books of the
explorer from,. which Ms copies were made
had been ssnt to Europe by another route
04 a precautionary measure and would be
delivered to the university In the course
of a few .days. !'.t
In presuming the data Lonsdale stated
explicitly -and repeatedly that the copy
numbered two' was a complete arid accurate
duplication ot, th Information contained
In all of Cook's notebooks that could be of
any Importance to the university for the
purposes of the examination.
In spite of tire explorer's promise and his
secretary's assurance that they would be
forthcoming the comrolaAlon Is not yet In
posseswlpn of ; the original notebook and
diary. . .
RooltKn In Norttar.
: NEW YORK, Deo. 2-KeWs that the
University of Copenhagen had declined to
accept Dr. Cook's claim that he had
reached, the North Pole came as no sur
prise to scientific circles here and to many
of his friends who had been prepared tor
the result by the early Indications that the
claims would not be favorably passed on.
Dr,. Cook la now In Chrlstlansand, Nor
way,' acoordtpg to William L, Cook, his
. brother ...
Mr Cook said that the doctor had greatly
recovered from the ' nervou breakdown
from which he was sufefrlng when he left
here. Mr. Cook oeciarea me explorer wae
ready to go to Copenhagen to give the uni
versity further Information concerning his
Dr. Cook mysteriously left the Hotel
Orammatan In the Bronx November 24,
where he had gone to prepare his reoords
supporting his claim that he had reached
the North Pole. It now appears that he
sailed November 27 on the steamship
Caronla for Naples, where he remained for
several days. This Information was col
lected in a letter the explorer sent to his
brother, who said:
"Dr. Cook has authorised me to announce
that he Is In Europe trying to gain a muon
needed rest, and that Is all 1 can say. At
the proper time my brother will -make a
statement for publication and until he sees
fit to do so there will be nothing for his
friends to do but to respect his wishes and
allow him to remain In seclusion."
"Fooled V All" Bradley.
"He has fooled us all, from the king of
Denmark down," was the exclamation of
John ft. Bradley, Dr. Cook's baoker In his
arctio trip, when apprised of the news
from Copenhagen. "And he fooled me with
the rest," Mr. Bradley added.
"As a matter of fact,'.' continued the
sportsman, "I long ago lost all Interest In
Dr. Cook, the North PolJand everything
connected with It. Polar bears and the
wild life of the Arctio In general are the
only things that have ever Interested ine
"nuch In that connection.
"As for Dr.- Cook, I haven't seen him or
heard from hlm'slnce he left the Waldorf
Astoria to go to Bronxv!!le to 'prepare his
records' for submission to the University
of Copenhagon. I wasn't In communication
with him while he was at thr Grammatan
and as a matter of fact hardly had an
hour's S0II4 conversation with htm all the
while he was here after his return' from the
"I discounted this deeislon from the Uni
versity of, Copenhagen some time ago,"
continued Mr. Bradley. "In common with
the rest of the world I was delighted with
first news from Dr. Cook that he had
discovered the pole. His actions however,
and his failure to make more than the
meagre statements regarding his trip whloh
early followed his return to civilisation took
some of the smack off the supposed tri
Slek of Whole Affair.
"I began to weaken decidedly when Dr.
Cook left us all without so much as a
word of goodbye, When a man runs away
you ran't expect his friends to fight for
him and Cook' flight for that's what it
seemed to m to amount to killed all my
Interest In him and his affairs. Before
that I had never had reason to doubt
Cook and his whole course In this matter
seems inexplicable to me.
"I am sick of the whole blooming polar
business and I don't want to hear any
thing more about the North Pole or any
of Its attributes," was the characteristic
way In which Mr. Bradley summed up his
Charles Wake, - Dr. Cook's closest per
sonal friend and the only person beside his
brother, who knew the whereabout of the
explorer In the last few weeks was so
dumfounded, when Informed of the verdict
reached by the University of Copenhagen
that he gasped for breath and dropped the
"This Is such a sever blow to me that
I cannot now fully appreciate it," said
Mr. Wake when he had partially recovered
his composure. "I had every confidence
In Dr. Cook. Yet I am well acquainted
with the authorities of the University of
Copenhagen, and I know that any verdict
they reach Is just and true. , t
Dr. Cook never expected this adverse
decision I know, for he always spoke with
full confidence and the professors would
decide that he had gone to the pole.
"At present I do not know What to think
of my .old friend,' Dr. Cook. Certainly I
never dreamed of such a fraud as now
Dr. Cook's claims that he made the as
cent of Mount McKlnley In Alaska, the
highest peak in America, la now under
Investigation by a ' committee of the ex
plorers' club here. Dr. Cook promised to
appear before the committee after he
had completed his polar data, but he did
not do so. ,
His guide, Edward Barrlll, who Cook
claimed went with htm' up the mountain,
came out with an affidavit a few weeks
ago declaring they had not been within
several miles of the peak,
American Society to Investigate.
WASHINGTON. Deo. 21.-Prof. Willis
Moore, president of the National Geo-'
graphlo society, which through a committee
of the body Is conducting an investigation
into, the discovery of the North pole, ex
pressed the liveliest Interest in the Informa
tion from the University of Copenhagen.
"Our own oommlttee," said Prof. Woore,
"with Prof. J. Howard Gore as chairman,
will continue its work so that Its report
may be complete and contain a full his
tory of iha discovery of the pole. We hope
thai the report will be so fair and Impar
tial tht the world may understand In all
its details the controversy respecting the
dlhcovery which has arisen."
Some of the members of the board of
directors of the National Geographic so
ciety saw no reason why anything should
be done by them In relation to the claims
of Dr. Cook as the discoverer of the North
pole. 80. far as they were concerned the
incident was ended. '
These members of the board don't care
1 to see Dr. : Cook's reoords and are quite
ready to let - the matter drop so far as
Cook is conoerned.
Another strange pension case has Just
boon brought to light through the spcl-l
pension department of Omaha, In which a
widow' of a New York soldier has ben
established In her rlfcht to a pension, and
In which another widow, who supposed
she had that right, has hoen deprived of
her pension .that she has been draw ing for
severs; years. ' . :
Oscar WlthroW, a member of a New
York Infantry regiment, was captured in
front of Petersburg. Va,, end was sent to
Andersonvllla prison, where it was reported
that he had died of scurvy. But It now
appears that Wlthrow did not die, but be
came Insane and through some means man
aged to escape from prison. While wonder
ing throifgh the south he was conscripted
Into the confederate army and was sent
west to. Join General Price. Aftpr the dis
persion of Price's army, Wlthrow, who
had assumed the name of Daniel White,
went to Montana, and later married as
White, never agiln resuming his own r.ams.
The family eventually moved to-western
Nebraska, where White died several years
ago. He had told his wife enough of the
service In the union army to lead her to
seek a pension as a soldier's widow, though
she knew nothing or his later service In
the confederate army.
Another Daniel White.
It appears that there was a Daniel White
In the same New York regiment to which
Wlthrow belonged and both were captured
about th same time, and the original
White did die In Andersonvllle prison.
About five years ago, the original Mrs.
Daniel White of New York.' filed a claim
for a pension, which seemed to be Indis
putable, but for the reason that a Mrs.
Daniel White In Nebraska was drawing
that same pension. . .
The special examiners were put onto the
case and the facts were finally developed
after five years that Wlthrow was f-
Dorted as dead, as was Daniel White, at
Andersonvllle. Wlthrow had never married
as Wlthrow and consequently none of his
heirs ever claimed a pension. The further
results of the Investigation of the case
developed Wlthrow to have survived his
Andersonvllle prison experiences, and that
he had entered the confederate army ss
Daniel White, and.1 after the war, had
removed to Montana and subsequently mar
ried as White, and later removed to Ne
braska, where he died.
Always Remained a Widow.
The original Mrts. White of New York
always remained as a widow. Her claim
as the widow of Daniel White was fully
established and she will not only receive a
pension Of 112 per month for the remainder
of her ltfe, but a snug amount of arrear-
BOS. . ,
The Nebraska Mrs. White (or Wlthrow)
has been deprived of her pension, but os
an innocent party to the transaction she
will not be proceeded against for. fraudu
lently drawing a pension. .
It Is possible, however, that she may be
restored to the pension rolls as the widow
of Oscar Wlthrow, regardless of his serv
ice in the confederate army under the
name of White., , .
formally come up at the cabinet meeting at
the White House today. Informally, how
ever, every member of the president's oabl
net congratulated - Mr. Balllnger on the
stand he had taken and a. -mured him of
their hearty support
Secretary Balllnger on leaving the cabinet
meeting today said:
"All I ask la that the Investigation shall
be clean-cut and thorough and that every
thing shall be brought out that can have
any tearing- on the subject"
Twenty-Seven Dressmakers Indicted
by Federal Grand Jury in
Strike of Switchmen
May Be Settled
Within Few Days
Officials of Federation of Labor and
General Managers Go Over
NEW YORK Dec. 21. Twenty-seven
modistes Involved In the vast "sleeper
trunk" smuggling systems, one of the many
ramifications of the customs frauds, which
have been brought to light at this port,
have been Indicted by the federal grand
ury and all probably will be under arrest
within twenty-four hours. Having obtained
all the evidence necessary to proceed, the
government began a general roundup this
afternoon with the arrest of nine women
and four men. All were arraigned before a
United States commissioner and held for
trial. Caroline Wlndmuller, held as being
one of the principal offenders, gave bail
for $5,000. The others gave surety In smaller
It Is alleged that the government was
defrauded out of thousands of dollars by
means of trunks containing Imported finery
which were left on steamship piers and
secretly removed later.
The government w III have to try Its first
big fraud case all over again. The Jury In
the case of Joseph McMahon, a former
assistant customs weigher, reported tonight
It had failed to reach a verdict and was
discharged. McMahon was paroled under
his former bond of $2,000. McMahon "was
Jointly Indicted with Eustadlo D. Papavasl-
lopulo, an Importer, who has disappeared
Christy Cnae Continued.
ZANESVILLE. O.. Deo. 21.-Owlng to a
press- of other court business the habeas
corpus proceedings or Mrs. Howard Chand
ler ChrWty of New York against her hus
band, the artist, to recover possession of
their daughter. Natalie, have been con
tlnued Indefinitely. Mr. Christy denied
there were any negotiations In progress for
a settlement out of court.
Klftht nider Jury Discharged.
UNION CITY. Tenn., Dec. 21. The Jury
In the night rider cases reported today
that they were unable to agree and wer.
discharged. - , ;
MOTIVE FOR FIGHT
- ON BALLINGER
(Continued from First Page.)
since you -have stated to me your desire
to aid me In establishing before congress
and the country the Injustice of the at
tacks which have been made and reiterated
from time to time, I hope there -will be
no delay In the 'offering of a proper reso
lution of Investigation.
House Resolution Too Narrow.
The investigation called for by house
resolution No. 142 'to make a full and
complote investigation of the conduct of
the general land office of the p?partment
of the Interior during recent years relative
to coal lands and other public domain In
territory of Alaska,' Is entirely, too narrow
to accomplish a full and Impartial In
vestlgation such as . I desire."
Proposed congressional investigation Into
:he Balllngcr-Plnchot controversy did not
ST. PAt7L. Minn., Dec. II As the re
sult of two conferences tonight at which
were present G. T. Pladc. third vice presi
dent of the Northern Pacific; Oeneral Man
ager 3. M. Oruher of the Great Northern;
R. W. Wheclock, secretary to Governor
frberhart and ten off Idas representing the
railroad section of the American Federation
of Lr.hor, the chances for a settlement of
the switchmen's strike In the northwest
were brlnhter than at any time since the
mcnt went out three weeks ago. Vice Presi
dent Slade and II. B. Perham. chairman
of the railway council, announced that both
sides hod agreed to make no statement for
publication. Mr. Perham stated the con
ferees would meet again In Mr. Slade s of
fice, Thursday morning, and until that time
conditions will remain the same, so far as
the strikers sre concerned.
It Is believed some kind of a compromise
has been agreed upyon btween the strikers
and the railroad 1 offlclaa and that the
next conference has been set for Thursday
In order that the proposition may be sub
mitted to the generr.l managers' committee,
of which I. O. Bawn, of the Monon road,
Is chairman. .
Mr. Perham is authority for the state
ment that there Is no possibility of a strike
by the freight handlers .and railway clerks
until after Thursday's conference.
LIQUOR SELLERS TO PRISON
Court at Sioux Falls Sentences Three
from Near Reservation.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Dec. 21. (Special.)
Several of those who had been found
guilty by Juries during the present term
of United States court, or had entered
pleas of guilty, appeared before Judge Car
land and had sentences pronounced in
John Atana, a Sioux Indian charged with
In'roduclng liquor into the Yankton reser
vation, was sentenced to a term of one
year and one day In the federal prison at
Leavenworth, Kan., and In addition was
fined 1100 and costs. ,
James Riley, also a Sioux Indian, con
vlcted of horse stealing on the Crow
Creek reservation, was given a term of
two years in the federal penitentiary at
James F. Six, charged with selling liquor
to Indians- at the little town of Interior,
between the Missouri river and the Black
Hills, In western South Dakota, was given
a term of one year and six months In the
federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, and
In addition was fined 1100 and costs.
This case is a somewhat unusual one.
As the result of the selling of the liquor
by Six a number of Indians became Intoxl
oated, and becoming involved In a fight
one. of them was killed. Since this occur
rence the 1 government authorities ; have
been : more determined than .ever to put
top to the selling of liquor to Indians. 1
The case of John Kays against The Great
Northern Railroad company now Is on trial
In the federal oourt. Kays seeks to re
cover damages In the sum of $5,500 for in
juries alleged to have been received at the
Great Northern crossing at Vienna a cou
ple of years ago, when he was run down
by a train. In addition to his own Injuries,
his team of horses was -killed.
NEW RECORD FOR COTTON
January Reachea Kldhteea Points
Above Close of Day
NEW YORK, Deo. 21. New records were
made In the cotton market today, with
January selling at $16.20, or eighteen points
above yesterday's close and forty-five
points above the lowest fisure It touched
since the publication of the government's
Chicago houses were among the largost
buyers during the afternoon and It was
rumored that Mr. Patten was re-entering
the market on the bull sld",
Bread and Water for Grafters.
WAHOO, Neb., Dec. 21. (Special.) Ed
Reld and L. Hutton, alios W. W, King,
who were arrested In Weston last week
and brought," to Wahoo by Sheriff Dally,
were tried In Judge Glbbs' court Monday.
Each demanded a Jury trial. The charge
against Reld was petit larceny. He was
convicted for stealing a handbag from
Stanka & Vlrgl's store and sentenced to
twenty days lh the county Jail, the last
ten days on bread and water. Hutton woe
convicted for obtaining money on ' false
pretenses and sentenced to thirty days in
the county Jail, the last ten days on bread
and water. Hutton went to the business
houses in Weston and sold them space for
advetlslng purposes upon railroad and post
office time cards. He collected 11 apiece
for the! ads. Hutton served a thirty-day
Jail sentence in this county several months
ago for complicity in stealing some hides.
The system of these fellows Is similar
to the two men who have been grafting at
Auburn, Talmage, Cook and other, towns
in that vicinity.
Wanlrobe Trunks 60o to TSo
Steamer Trunks ...... .93 U tH
list Trunks 7 to 635
LS'He.V Shopping Bags, moM Se
lect line In Omaha to f JO
Traveling Hng.i rt to (30
Suit Cases $1.50 to $43.60
Travelers' rho'.ojraph Frames, at,
each $1.50 to $
Drinking Cup and FIihk, earn,
at 'BOO to $8.73
Jewel Stick Pin Tape ISO to
foil llsniren 0o to $3
Collar and Tie Cases . .$1.50 to $
ManUui f-ets $1 to $1$
Fitted Traveling Caes. contain
everything necessary for fhe
toilet fl-BO to $J5
Card and Letter Cases. Bill
Folds, each ... 1 .880 to $8
Traveling Ca.es not fitted $1 to $7
Mens Purses 850 tp $2.80
Medicine Cases, containing from
2 to 8 bottles, at .$1 to $19
Collapsible Umbrellas for suit
chssh, each $2.50 to $6
Music Roils $1.60 to $5
Freling & Steinle
Wheie TRUNKS Are Made
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we are making; to measure .
SUITINGS and OVKHCdATlNGS
which will be superb garments
regally tallored--wlth genuine
Skinner satin In "gleeves -Overcoats
made with pure Silk. 'Velvet
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AND FOR $201 Just hiuk pf Itl
304-306 South 16th St, . ,
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on ibeainer mm mere c
A Huge"Rush Shipment" Arrives
Clever, thoroughly made articles
of leather the daintiest things
turned out in England, the ac
knowledged home of fine leather
working. Do see them.
Oartere Plmkln. for men, pair
ana uigarette Cases, of
from . . ,
Vturass, change purses at
. . .$1.7$ to $4.00
Me to $3.8$
----- - ----- - 00 u to 9-i.sa
.rI.tr5'. for men" posts and trousers: ranging,
$8.50 to $J.60
,?,?wr??4?m look" sncased In leather; ranging
upward from ,3.00' to fc.
CoU Bags, at from ga.88 to $2.60
WiS!ekn!?.,S, ,n """"P d'Kn holders-a very
late novelty t3.78 to M-0J
Somlaee Beta, In leather cases, at. . r.-. .-. .$1.7$
And In other styles, at $8 00
rortfoUoa, desk styles, for writing 'materials at
from $5.00 to $8.50
Kid Belts, all colors and styles fa 00
V?V' M f'0m, $1.75 to $3180
T?ii ,n un, P'Bskln eases ranging
Bridge Scores, at $3.00; also at T$3.B0
'fJ,1t,.or cVryln ,he eomplete'lu'nch out
v very uaerui, at , ,
Any piece will make a VERY
unusual Christmas gift. Every
piece different, "Cony," exclusive.
Just the sort of a gift YOU would
give to a dear friend.'
Bator Boll Ups at from $8.00 to $3.79
Drinking Caps, In leather cases, very unique and a
sanitary idea $1.85 to $2.00
Xnk Wells, In leather cases, at 51.75
Opera Olassss, very small but very pawerful. In
leather cases, at, pair ,..$5.80
Watches, in stirrup holders, very swell for men's
desks; priced at -$2.78
Sewing Baskets, completely fitted at $4.80
and then upward to .$14.30
Ash Trays, at from ...$3.00 up to $8.80
Scissor Oases, upwards from $3.75 to $4..80
Band Bags, deftly made, English kinds upwards
from $5.75 to $14.75
Flasks, for ladies' or gentlemen's use. In several
styles, at $3.50 to 88. 0
Medicine Cases, at from $2.75 to $8.60
rneto rrames, with two folds for two picture'. In
leather $3.00 np te $7.50
Hasty X,lnes, a memorandum book In leather, verv
handy, at from $3.00 np to $3.78
BUI Voids, at from $1.50 up to $8.50
LEGALLY DEAD MAN SHOWS UP
Workman I,okp, Who Had Paid
Insurance, Is Sow Investigating-
ABERDEEN, S. D., Dec. 21. (Speclal.
Tha South' Dakota grand lodge, Ancient
Order of United Workmen, Is Investigating
the sudden reappearance of Henry Chris
topher, 'a former resident of Brown
county, long believed to be dead, whose
relatives collected the insurance on a pol
icy carried with the Workmen, t
In the early '80s Henry E. Christopher
was employed as a cltrk In the store of
John D. Lavln, until recently and for
twenty years grand recorder of the United
Workmeivthe store being located at Col
umbia In this (Brown) county. Later
Christopher' and his family moved to Cal
ifornia, About 1886 Christopher disap
peared. In 1907 the Workmen paid the In
surance policy to his beneficiary, his wife.
throe -courts having adjudged Christopher
Christopher's relatives are believed to be
Innocent of any Intention to defraud the
order by collecting the insurance money,
and they lost no time In notifying the
South Dakota grand lodge when Chris
A few more "last-miiute" ideas for gifts
FUIl SETS A strikin array of seta
tor misses ana children. Squirrel,
bca?cr, river mink, Thibet and la
ermine effect. Smnll or large shapes,
at S10.80 and a
down to low as ) 1 , )
. RATH ROBES for boya make out of
the ordinary gift. v ahow an r.
tensive array of the comfortable
blanket" etylcg at $3 and a pa
also aa low as )6dU
RATH ROBES for glrla. We ahow
both "blanket" and eiderdown
kinds, in every wanted color. They'll
prove welcomed gift, at la or
94.CO, down to low aa 4uLO
INFANTS' SWEATERS About as
fusible a gift M one could think of.
We ahow these in all colore, and In
plain white. tTicea are A A
$2. SI. 00 and low aa $IeUV
GIRLS' SWEATER It's quite the
tlilnjr for warmth and comfort;
you'll not' go amiss making a gift
of one of the lovely styles f rfi
here at $3, $2.25 or MedU
BOYS' SWEATERS A romping boy
has an absolute need for a sweater
In winter. Ruy htm one of the at
tractive and warm styles here, at
92, 91. BO, and
m low mm . .
NiiW LOOA'llOH 101b-l&20 FAKNAM SXEHX
r a v n n i j i iri a
faND FOE NEW CATALOGUE.
Couple Sent to Penitentiary.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Dec. 21. (Special.)
Edward Olln and Mrs. Emma Murphy
were convicted In the state circuit court
of Clark county on a statutory charge
Olln has been sentenced to nine months'
Imprisonment in the penitentiary, while
Mrs. Murphy will be required to serve rlx
months. They had been quite prominent
In Clark county and their trial attracted
wide attention throughout the county.
Ha he Thrown from Train.
ABERDEEN, 8. D.. Dec. 21. (Special.)
As a switchman was performing his duties
In the Milwaukee yards at Ipswich, S. D.,
late Saturday night, he was surprised to
discover upon tho frozen, crust of the snow
close to the railroad track the body of a
newly born baby boy entirely naked. The
babe Is believed to have been born on the
train, the mother throwing It away to
avoid disclosing a story of shame. It la
believed the child was born alive, but that
It perished almost Instantly after being
thrown out in the intense cold.
Two Pioneers Die at St. Paul.
ST. PAUL, Neb., Dec. 21. (Special.)
Early this morning there was sent out over
tho Burlington eastbound. passenger , train
the bodies of two of this city's aged peo
ple. Who died during the last two days.
The first was Mrs. Eliia Hlgley, mother
of the sheriff-elect, with whom she had
been living during the many years of her
old age. Mrs. Hlgley was born 79 years ago
In Ohio and came to Nebraska In 1S77 with
her husband, who died the following year.
She leaves two sons and one daughter, all
married. Interrment took place at Palmer,
where her husband lies burled. The other
body was that of Newton Wood, who died
yesterday mornings as the result of a fall
at the very advanced age of 83 years and
nlnemoiiths. Mr. Wood spent bis declin
ing years In the home of J. W. Johnson,
the station agent of the Burlington road,
Mrs. Johnson being his daughter. The
body Is being tsrken to Oquawka, 111., the
family home, for burial.
Ice Guards for Brldwe.
FREMONT, Neb., Dec. 21. (Specla'..)
A gnng of men began work yesterday
driving plies for the construction of the
breaks west of the wagon bridge over the
Platte yesterday. The old breaks were
badly shattered last spring and with the
continuance of cold weather the accumu
lation of Ice will be greater than usua'..
Ice dealers had all the men they could use
conveniently, putting up the season's sup
ply today. It Is a foot thick and of good
quality. This year one firm was obliged to
use considerable made ice. The wather stlK
continues cold, but the country roads are
Improving and merchants report a good
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KENTUCKY WOOL MEN MEET
Will Form Association to
Clip Direct to Manufacturer.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 21. A meeting
of the Wool Growers of Kentucky will bs
held here today with the object of form
ing the Kentucky Wool Orowers' associa
tion and pooling the 1910 wool grow th. 1
It is planned to organise a society sim
ilar to the Burley Tobacco pool, the only
difference, being that the wool will not be
bold for higher prices, but will be sold as
soon as It can be graded.
The sales will be made direct to the man
ufacturera and the advantage to the grow
ers will be In cutting out the profit of the
middlemen. The growers estimate they
will save from 1500.000 to 11,000,000 a year.
There are between 10,000,000 and U.OOO.OOO
pounds of wool sold to Kentucky annusUy.
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Demonstration In Your Heme or
at Oar Offlos.
SUNDAY and ALL WEEK
Matinees Wed., Thuiu. and Sat.
Henry W. Sayae'i
Company and Grand Ojx-ra
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ladles' Dims Mat. Dally (exotpt Xmas)
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Nest Sun. (7 dayj), Bloe fc Barton's
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Day, 8H5 Cvenlng- Performance, :S
This Week: Hert l,eslle, Fred Lindsay.
Wynn & Leo, Big City guurtntte. Ilopkln
Sisters, William Fleinen, Hpaldlng & Helgo,
the Kinodroino and the Orpiieuin l.'anuert
Orchestra, Frlcea 10c 26o and Hue.
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