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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 23, 1009.
IN7 SANTA CLAL'S' VANGUARD
MES LAST CHANCE
What Shall I Give Him?
Pre -Inventory Clothing Clearance
Little Johnnie Spins Practical Ques
tion for His Mamma.
1 5z5L I ginning I f
1 fFf Dec. 24th J
but quickly and satis-
An absorbing question
factorily answered here.
Friday is your last chance to buy
Christmas remembrance, and while our holiday busi
ness has been the largest we have ever had we still
can show you the largest and finest selection of
Holiday Furnishings shown in Omaha.
Full Dress and Tuxedo Suits
Silk and Opera Hats
Dags and Suit Cases
'Brbwnina'King & Cq
CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS AND HATS,
f rirrrcuTU . nMini ao eYnrpv
nri bin i n nu uuuulhq a i ncc i o,
E. S. WILCOX, Manager.
Dahlman EcmiAded by Christina
Card from Big Brother of Pair
of Incidents of Long Ago.
Mayor Dahlman has received a Chrlst
nian card that,' from a puzzle for a mo
ment, developed Into a sourco of much
The sard shows a very tal!, angular man,
P' J i ' I
iV work or' play.
T)ny or niffht. "Dor
othy Ootid" styles in
stylish shapes and all
with a heavy black beard, standing among
a bunch of hogs ladling out corn from a
basket. The man has all the earmarks of
a Texas rancher, from the battered old
sombrero to the butternut pants. He wears
neither coat or vest, nor suspenders, and
carries very little flesh.
The mayor looked at the card with some
Interest, because of the Texas postmark,
but could not recognize the luuti fcs anyone
he knew. Finally he desctphered some very
small writing on one side and found the
man In the picture is his brother.
"I haven't seen him for almost thirty
years," slid Mayor Jim, and here he re
calls an incident that happened when we
were boys. I had ordered made a pair of
fancy high-heeled boots, which turned out
to be a trifle small. We wanted to hike to
town, four or five miles, and I got this lad
to wear the boots, to stretch them. He
suffered so that he hasn't forgotten that
trip to this day. Without the writing I
.wouldn't have known him for my brother,
though, for you wli note he Is more than
ordinarily tall, and quite a handsome man,
with plenty of hair."
WILL WE GET AS WE'RE GIVING?
Juris Eatelle, ;otnt to flay Poor
, Boy an Overcoat. Accidentally
Finds Min with the I'rlce
Happy to Ulve.
Do you know the tM.ii.imas question?
It has been feit, if not articulated,
by hundreds and thousands of Christmas
shoppers arid it gained verbal form and
cot tour from lips of a little boy. .
He and his mother had been shopping All
day. They had gone from one big store
to another and from counter of eaoh store
to counter, until a small pair of legs were
greatly fatigued and a young brain wearied.
"Now, Just one more gift," said his
mother, "and we are through. A present
for Cousin Eddie," you know, John.
"Mamma," presently observed the tired
boy, "do you suppose nil there people we
are buying present's for, are doing this
much for us?"
The mother frowned at Johnnie, bui
sir lied when she related to circumstance to
RING ALBERT I OS THRONE
(Continued from Page One.)
of popular education and labor unceasingly
for the general wellbelng of the masses.
He paid a high tribute to Leopold II and
the tatter's policy In opening the Congo to
Belgian activity. He outlined a program
of humanity and progress and was greeted
with a storm of applause as he declared
probably that Belgium had always kept Its
promises and nof one had a right tp doubt
Later In the day the king received ' the
addresses of Parliament. Intimates of. the
king Informed the Associated Press today
that the new monarch proposed to apply
himself with all the resources at his qonv
mand to the solution of the Congo sltua
tion and the development of that depend'
ency. It Is his great ambition to Justify
In the eyes of the world the soverelnty of
Belgium over the Congo.
Speech from Throne.
King Albert's speecn from the throne
to his uncle, the late King Leopold II. He
declared that the latter had performed a
prodlgous work In Africa with the con
stant thought of enriching the nation and
Increasing the economlo resources of Bel
glum. The new monarch expressed Ms grall-
I Friday's Specials I
We will make the "day before Christmas"
fully worth while to you. Any article S
herewith "reduced" will make a suitable
gift -HIGHLY SUITABLE INDEED. S
Finest of Sweaters Reduced 1
SMALL B O YS' SWEAT
ERS ages 3 to 8 years, in
buttoned front military
style. .Best of 4
$1.25 kinds, at V
Fur Set Sale
Girls' and Misses' Fur Sets.
Scarfs and muffs, $6.75
and $7.50 sets to
new colors; snappily made
up and warm kinds, in
grades worth $2.25
Carriage Robes for a babe's
go-cart. Styles that have
brought $2.00 are A o n
specialed at VOC
One huge counter of boys 4-in-hand ties -in
lovely fancy Christmas boxes, choice ry -
of the entire lot Friday, at each ........ JC
tude for foreign sympathy at the death of
Leopold, saying that the special missions
dispatched to yesterday's funeral testified
to the admiration felt In other countries
for high qualities of the late king.
Turning to the subject of Belgium's fu
ture. King Albert ald:
"We must continue our unshaken at
tachment to constitutional liberty and the
love of Independence and thus hold sacred
our patrimony while advancing toward the
peaceful conquests In the fields of labor
"In the Congo the nation wishes a policy
of .humanity and progress enforced. The
mission of colonisation cannot be other
than a mission of high civilization. Bel
glum always has kept Its promises, and
when It engages to apply In the Congo a
policy worthy of It, none has a right to
doubt its word."
Kln Servant of Imtt.
King Albert continued:
"The throne has its prerogatives and Its
responsibilities. The soverlgn must be the
servant of the law and the supporter of
social peace. I love my country and the
queen shares with me an unalterable feel
ing of fidelity to Belgium, which we ate
Inculcating also In our children. Tour wel
come touches me deeply and I shall en
deavor to deserve the confidence shown in
me; and noW before the country I pledge
myself to do my duty scrupuously and to
consecrate all my strength and my whole
life to the success of the fatherland."
Loud cheering, which had further inter
rupted the speaker, greeted the close of the
speech. As a further pledge was made
the legislators and other spectators rose
to their feet and made the chamber ring
wUh shouts of "Long live the king," and
"j-ong live the queen."
. Will Pay Louise's Creditors.
x-AKia. eo. 3. A special from Brus
sels says that In order to avoid future
scandals, Prince Albert will settle with the
creditors of his cousin Louise and also
take steps to prevent the proposed Ml
mum oi me otner princesses over the
estate or the late King Leopold.
Baroness Yaaahan Wins Suit.
iUNTOISE, Fiunee, Deo. 23. The court
today decided In favor of . Baroness
Vaughan and ordered the removal of the
seals which had been' placed upon her
property at Ballncourt. Attorneys for the
aaugnters or the late King Leopold had
sought to seise the residence given the
baroness by their father and as a first
step had placed seals Indicating the claim
of ownership upon the property.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 23 In the presence
of the president of the United States, mem
bers of his official family and a full rep
resentation of the diplomatic corps reaulem
high mass for the repose of the soul of his
late majesty, Leopold II, king of the Bel
gians, was sung today at St. Mathew's
Roman Catholic church in this city.
.Preceding the service members of the
Belgian legation, tn full uniform, received
the representatives of the United States
government and the entire corps of dip.
lomats as they arrived at the churnh rtmr
The celebrant of the mass was Rev. Ed
ward L. Buckey. pattor of the church.
Monslgnor Falconi, apostolic delegate, as
sisted and gave the absolution at the end
of the service. A large number of nrlnst.
took part In the mass.
is Not Student
Painful Discovery Made by Michi
gan Foot Ball Mentors After
Close of Season.
Bath Robe Sale
BoysV Girls' and Young
Men's Bath Robes and
House Goats, our very
choicest Christmas styles,
at discount of 207o
College Posters make snap
py gifts. Our former 50c
posters will be offered Fri
day in one lot,
OO flff On those extraordinary fine "Mark
T. J9 V 11 Cross" London leather Carlton bags.
( lUrilcal 4,lat day"
reductions on exceptionally fine Jointed and
kid body dolls.
'TSC Y0UK0 PEOPITS
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for Bew Illustrated rail Catalogue.
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Location WlU-i-U 1 ai IldlTl 31.
ANN ARBOR. Mich., Deo. 23 The elec
tion of J. Joy Miller of Detroit as captain
of the University of Michigan foot ball
"'"wri has been repudiated. Miller's "let
ter M" has been recalled and letters of
apology have been sent to the five univer
sities against which Miller played, because
of the discovery that Miller was not en
rolled In any classes.
Announcement of the action taken against
Miller was made today by Prof. George W.
Patterson chairman of the board In control
The question of Miller's eligibility came
under the attention of Dean Coley of the
engineering department of the university
two weeks ago. Miller
from Ann Arbor and
Judge Eatelle was hurrying down the
street at the noon hour when an old frUnd
stopped hlrn, a man of considerable wealth.
"Come and take lunch with me," said the
Wn of wealth.
"Can't," replied Judge Estelle. "I have
an unbreakable engagement."
"Break it anyhow," said the would-be
"It's like this," explained th Judge. "I
am to meet a woman who Is going to buy
an overcoat for a poor boy who has been
five months In a hospital typhoid and
complications. She asked me to hulp pick
the coat and I agreed."
"I am glad I met you," said Estelle's
friend, diving down Into his pocket and
producing a roll which would have choked
a boaconxtrictor. "I have wanted to give
some money this Christmas to some one
who really needed It. Give this" stripping
off two yellowbacks "to your boy and
wish him Merry Christmas." (
Queer requests are made in most depart
ments of the big shops. Thn booK depart
ments in particular hear Strang, titles
and strange names of supposed authors.
In walked a girl to a book counter.
"I want a book on Improving the com
plexion," said the young woman.
The clerk handed her out several.
"They are not the ones I want," said the
girl, emphatically. "I can't Just remem
ber the title.
She gurgled a while and then guessed,
"It was Five Little Pimples and How They
"Shades of Louise Alcott!" muttered the
clerk. "Has the poor old Pepper family
come to this?" r ,
JSL .: THI
COLDS CAUSE IIKiAOACHIS.
LAXATIVE BHOMO QuinlnJ, the world
wide Cold and Grip remedy removes cause.
Call for full name. Look for signature K.
W. Grove, toe
Diamonds FHENZISK 18th and Dodgo
t l lil ! ! ill s
a . fl.-' 7.-7 1 v-i-: ta -.
THE RELIABLE STORK
The close of the most successful season
the most successful yenr in our clothinsr
t'fc dennrtment finds us with mnnv broken
Fiftiu lin(s nnd sniiill lots of""hiirh oualitv
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MCHJC VnilTllCI AHI1 RflVC!
ii'liLH w I vwiiiw nils vwiw
SUITS AiiO OVERCOATS
which we do not wish to inventor' nnd will sacri-
J lice in order to eflect n complete clearance bcioro
Friday We Will Place on Sale
975 Hen's Suits
Worth to $20.00
Pure worsteds, cassi
meres, fine Scotch
cheviots, etc., choico
styles and patterns
will go at,
050 Hen's O'Coafs
Worth to $25.00
Most desirable patterns,
styles, colors nnd fab
rics the greatest bar-
You can't miss netting a rare bargain
in ami asltcti'm ion ma maks. Kvery
garment is guaranteed b ns the same
as if sold at regular prices.
Children's Knee Pants Kults
in almost endless variety
of style nnd fabric.
Hoys' Overcoats of all kinds
at most surprising bargain
All Smoking Juckets at Just
. Half Price.
Broken Lots of
All broken lots of men's trous
ers, values to $7.50, on sale,
Values to $8.50, at jj4.50
Men's corduroy trousers; one
lot worth regularly to $3.75,
; at .$1.50
Young men's trousers; values
to $5.00, at $2.50
All Men's and Boys' ,
regular values to $3.00, at-
25:, 4Sc, 63c, 98c, $1.49
14, 16, 18-in. learther Grips
on sale Friday at 25 DIS
COUNT from usual low
Sweeping price reductions on
Suit Cases and Trunks for Friday.
Cent Per Hour
Street Railway Stakes Christmas Gift
of Increased VTage to Motormea
' and Conductors.
The Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Rail
way company has made a raise In the pay
of all conductors and motormen of 1 cent i
an hour as a Christmas present. An an
nouncement was posted in all the .-.at-houses
Thursday that, effective January 1.
the pay of all conductors and motormen
would be raised 1 cent an hour.
This increase gives the old men 27 cenis
an hour and new men 22 cents an Tiour.
The maximum wages of 27 cents an iour
is 7 cents an hour higher than they were
seven years ago, which Is an- Increase of
36 per cent In seven years.
When a committee of emDloves wnltorl
on the directors of the company In August j
and asked for an Increase of wages the
company announced at that time that It '
had contemplated making an advance In I
the wages paid, but did not set a definite I
tuna iur me increase, me strike was
called and after the majority of the mon
had roturned to work and the strike was
over the company; gave a largo bonus to
all old men who had stayed with the com
pany, a large number of these ocurl:ig ts
much as J1G0 extra money.
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TRY UAYOEH'S FIRST
I .I'm . i u nyyjuy &
Mark Twain Says
He's Not Dying
"Charge is Kit True; I'm Behaving
as Good as I Can' He
REDDING. Conn., Dec. 23. Mark Twain
today gave out the following statement
as a result of various reports concerning
his condition of health following his recent
return from Bermuda:
"I hear the newspapers siiy I am dying.
The charge is not true. I would not do
such a thing at my time of life. I am
behaving as good as I can! Merry Christ
mas to everybody'.."
POLICE SLEUTHXOSES SHOES
Kats Make Christmas Meal of Valu
able Hide and Officer Wil
Officer Wilson, the first of the Omaha
traffic squad, stationed at Sixteenth and
Fa mam streets, is extremely peeved.
Last week he invested in a pair of elk
hide shoes and Instantly became an object
of envy on the force. lie changed for a
Was then absent palr OI B,U8n Por boots and left his
letter reauestlna '. Prided shoes at a corner cigar store one
his appearance before the board In control iday during the heavy snow,
brought no reply. Then the trouble began. (Two days later
It was given out today that Mller ap
peared before the eligibility committee dur
ing the season and signed a statement
that he was a bona fide student and eligible
to ploy on the team.
The action against him was taken upon
the ground that while he had registered In
the engineering department he had not
been enrolled in any classes until after the
close of the foot ball season, when he In
duced several professors to accept his en
rollment tentatively with the understand
ing that he wou'd make up the work that
ha had m'ssed. Miller Is now in Detroit.
Tho games In which he played were those
against Minneapolis, f'ennaylvanla, Notre
Dame. Syracuse and Marquette.
rircmis Is Killed. '
DOWNINOTOWN, Pa., Deo. . A fire
man was killed and several other persons
wire Injured early today In fighting a fire.
which damaged tne large paper mill of
S. A. Uk'klng Bon In this place.
'he went after those shoes and thnv u-er
not tovbe found The sleuths of the de
partment were turned loose on tho case.
x The shoes were found far under a cigar
cuse, where the rats had been Indulging
themselves in a meal from the tender elk
skin. Thursday Wilson called at the repair shop
to don hs much-beloved elk hides. His cup
was filled with bitterness.
Had a fire last night and your shoes
were burned up," said the clerk, pointing
to a pile of charred rubbish heaped In one
corner of the shop."
6terllng Ware rRtN7 WS-tuth A Dodge.'
MOTEMEJTTB OF OCZAJT STEAMSHIPS.
KKW YORK Teutonic
NEW TOHH Prln Ail.lbrt.
KKW YORK A.ron
Si I ltd.
Melba and the
The incomparable Melba ships only
for tho Victor. Can you conceive of
such singers as Caruso, TeiraszlnV
Kumos, Hnttl In act, any of the
world's greatest singers, risking thel
fame singing for any but the Victor
The Victors reproduction Is so
natural. It onhanres their fame. The
Victor company would not say so for
fear of offendlns. but every owner. of
a victor knows It to be a fact.
There are thousands of the host
families In Omaha in touch with arnl
.on familiar terms with tho miiH'cal
world by means of their Victor. Thf-rr
are other thousands who know thfy
ought to and soon will own one; hut
there are still other thousands wlio
don't know what they nra nilssng
These are the p. ople we want to get
In touch with and to whom w ex
tend a cordial Invitation to rail aiul
see us. We can add years and enioy
ment to your life. We will lntroduc"
a member Into your fanillv within
whom you cannot keep house after
you make tho acquaintance.
We will gladly place a Victor In
your home for a few days on trial
free of obligation.
Victors. $10 to $60
The Superb Victrola. $125, $200
Easy Payments If Desired.
Piano Player Co.
OLD BOSTON 8TOKK 2d FLOOll
This modern grocery offers for your Christmas Dinner everything obtal
aoie. io maso it me ono uinner or me xonr.
Kenny for your in-poetloti we ofror:
Fancy ltlpe Florida IrStrawbcii
Cuban Wlnitr Melons,
English Hut House (rrapes
Fancy Almerl Kpanish fjrapes pink.
1 1 V ft"; I"
Raisins and Mixed Nuts.
' Dates. Fies and Persimmons,
' OrHiiRvH, Tangerines, Grape Fruits,
Fresh Mushrooms and Caultflowe
Fresh Mint and KruHsols Sprout",
Hot Hous Tomatoes and Cucumbers,
Green Pepper and Fnncy Celery.
Fresh T-lndlve, Head Lettuce, , F.tc.
A car load of Christmas Trees to select from table trees to largo hall tres,
H7 h M C SPELLS
The Best Bemed
Colds, Throat ana
Lung Trou. I
KUWULL'S ANTI KAW
Get a bottle tod.iy, 85c and 60o, at
your drupgists or Howell Drug Co 807.
809 If. 16th St.. OniAOia.
STANTON, la., Dec. 22.-(8ieclal Tele
gram.) At the home of tho bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Lundgren, their daughter,
Ella, was married today to Fred M. Kap
pley of Omaha. Mr. Rappley Is In the
employ of The Bee. Mr. and MrB. Rappley
will be at home after January 1 t lOJ
Evans street, Omaha.
Miss Klla Roone, daughter of W. II. S.
Itoone, and Ramus Pedersen were mniirled
by Rev. Charles W. Savage at his residence
at 3 p. m. Wednesday. They were accom
panied by Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Sorensen. The
entire puity were from Florence.
Miss Margaret E. Walker of Uiadyvllle,
la., daughter of Harden Walker, and John
F. Ha'ler were married by Rev. Charles W.
Havk!'o a his residence Wednesday even
ing at 7 o'clock.
Irvlngr-Sehef I meyer.
Flora Siheffmeyer and William Irving
were married by Rev. Charles W. Savldge
at his residence at 1 p. m. Wednesday.
"-" -Marriage Licenses.
The following marriage lk-tnaei
Name and address.
Fred M. Vah. Millard ..,
Lena Nelsen, Millard
Joseph K. Krause, Carroll, la
Eva tituhr, iloune, la
Watohes FREN'ZER lfith and Dddge.
lomc Today or Tonight
To the Sherman & McConnell
Stores lor Dainty Cnrist
mas Gills. "
We have thousands of articles that make
acceptable Christmas gifts. Try us.
We mention a few:
A dainty bottle of Ferfumes (1,000 kinds)
A box of fine Cigars.
A beautiful Hair Brush.
A toothsome box of Candy.
A Medicine Case.
A pair of Military Hair Brushes.
A Thermos Bottle.
A beautiful Mirror. -IA
Gillette Razor 10 styles.
A Water Bottle. (Yes, that makes a
very acceptable Christmas present in many
Instances. Try It.)
Sherman & McConnell Drug Co.
16th and Dodge.
Owl Drug Co. 16th and Harney
i our specialty.
Should you find yourself snort on
Cash and long on Generosity at
tills Joyful gift season, come to ua
for assistance. Business strictly
COo Weekly Fays a $10 Loan
40o Weekly Fays a fao X.oaa
EOA' Weekly Fays $40 Loan
Other amounts In like proportion.
"Ask us about our Tree Interest
i THE J. A. HUTTOX CO..
614-15 Paxton Blk. Dong. 1607.
"Open evenings until ChrTstmss."
F03 ErtTBfOBY CHILDEEW
Pride of Omaha," what joy yon brinj
To hungry children growing-.
"Prldo of Omaha," bo white and light,
It fills all children with delliht.
"Frlde of Oniaha," yes, real pride.
tno nonr that makes our ohildrea
MRS. C. E. DUNCAN.
ll.-f Emergencies nn
C. Ball. Prop. 1516 Dodge H.
Meal Book Given Away Every day tp
The Best Quesser.
Special Table D'Hote Sinner CUrls t
mas and Sunday, li30 to BiOO p. in. j
AVe Will Heryn a
From Hlx to Kijcht o'tlock.
One Dollar Per Plate
(Table May lie Heserved)
I?y Hotrl Ixril Ort liestra.
EMIIj HO I'M ANN,
Souvenirs for the Ladies
k Hotel Loyal
"At the Sign of the Rel Arrow"
F. . TAGGART.
I,eHre and Manager. j
ZMAB EVE IXtg MAT. AND ITIQKT
GEO. K COBiX'S
The Talk of Hevf York
BEATS BOW OS BALB i
yTp Niw a
IEATS TO DAT for AU Seat Week, With
Hat. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Henry W. Sayaic'i
With the ESTQZiIBK Oat AMD OPEBA OB
CXESTBA, Mew York Oast and Produc
tion. Prloe 60o to 93.00.
ISO, fl5o. 600, 76o.
TONIQHT MATINEE CXBIBTMAB
The Eye Vitncss
Sun. The Queen of Uie' Htscret Wervico
ADVANCED VADUZTII.Z.E Mat. Evsry
Say, 8:16 Evenlns; Performance, SH5
This Week: Hert Leslie. Kred Lindsay
Wynn & I.ee, HI City Wuartette, .fiopklna
,tislers, William I'leineri, hpaldlng oi U. lo
the kinodroine and the. Orpheum Concert
Oruhestia. ITiucu 10c, iSo and Up.
fiAYETY Bv?- "oflo"!
VJ - Du&y Mat. 18O-600
Twice SaUy, AU Wek, Cloalaf FrU aifht
EXTBAVACIAMZA AND VAVDETItlB
Chorus btrls' Contest Friday Blrat
Ladles' Dime Mat. DaUy at till
Beat Bun. (7 days), aUoe ft Barton'
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