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TIIE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1910.
v 1RIEF CITY NEWSy
Bar Boot Frint Tk
. r. "woboiU Certified Accountant
rirhtlsr riatare. Bnrre-&raaaa Co.
Brnehart, rhotoffrapaer, 18 th Farnam.
Strictly bome-maa. pies, ller Grand Cafe
aa-xarat Wedding Bin; Euholm, Jew
eler. Bar' Celebration, January IS. Cham
1850 Bational Lift Insurance Co 110
Chirlea E. Ady. Ocneral Agent, Omaha.
"Try Va rirst For ruel" Nebraska
Fuel Co., !(H Farnam St. . Uoth Phone.
Equitable Lii( policle. eight draft at
maturity, li. r. Neely, manager. Omaha.
Kaap Yonr 'Money and Valuable lath
Amerlcnn Hut Deposit Vauita In tho Baa
luUding. II lent a bo.
Martin Mayar and Ooodley r. Bruokar
tav formed a partnership to engage in the
maurancu business. They have leased
loom in The Uee building.
Make Tour Saving increase your earn
ing by becoming 'A member qt Nebraska,
fcavlnc and Loan Ass'n. Earna t
Per cent por annum, lam Farnam Bt.
Bait Ag-alnst Street BaUway (or (35,000
Suit Is e.ti before Judge Soars In district
court of N. II. Iflakeley agalnit the Omaha
&. Council lllui' dtreet Railway company
:for 125,000 for domatfea alleged to have been
received a year ago-.
j Edmund yano ' Cook t Ziaotar E1
j tnisnd Vance Cocke, well known a a writer
of amusing verse anil a a Incturer, will be
heard at (hu First Methodist church Fri
day evening. Mr. Cooke's program will In
clude Interpretative readings of verses of
his own niul n number of dialect tales and
' anecdotes. A number of stereoptlcort pic
tures will be shown,
j Back to Work on Oar Barn Concreting
j has been resumed on the new car house of
' the Omaha & 'Council Bluff Street Rall-
way at Tenth and Plsrco streets. The cx
I treme cold put a atop to all concreting for
the last six weeks, although the carpenters
have been at work on the concrete moulds
and moat of the flaso work is now In placr
so the concrete may be ruBhed. '
lowana Confer With Wattle a. W.
'Wattles, president 'of the Omaha & Coun
cil Bluffs Street Railway company, met
citizen pt Council Bluff Thursday morn
ing to discus street car service and the
matter ot commutation books. At the con
clusion of the uuiiferciios Sir. V.'atlU
atated that there, were no concessions that
he could offer along the line of reduced
fares, . ' '
Berlve Talk of That Intemrban An ef
fort la being made tq revive the project
for building . ft Interurban line between
Omaha and Hastings. The Omaha, Western
and Lincoln was reorganised at the annual
meeting of the stockholders and director
at Lincoln and Frank E. Schaaf of Lincoln
waa elected president, John M. Miller of
Xavld City, vice president, and A. P. Tllley
of Oscola, treasurer.
Central Bepnblioan Clan Install Triday
The Central Republican club will lnstu.1.
II newly elected officers M the room In
the Patterson Ulo'ck, Friday night. John
J. Ryder, the new president, will outline
his view on the position the club ought
to take' in the campaign that'' will open
tnrly In the - summer, and will recommend
certain changes in the constitution of the
club, loolil.nt; to a wider usefulness. '
Foley Kidney , Remedy wj rure any
case of kidney or . bladder trouble that I
not beyond the resell of medicine, (t in
vigoraius the entire system and strengthenu
the kidneys so they eliminate the lmpuil
tie from the blood. Backache, rheuma
tism, kidney and bladder troubles are all
cured by this great medicine. Sold by all
druggists. - - '
FRUIT JOBBERS UP ,N" AfiMS
Latest Railroads' Erasure of Word
"Refrigeration" Deprives Ship
pers of Protection.
Fruit jobbers are up In' arms over the
action of some of the railroads In refer
ence to shipments in less than carload lots
and they threaten to take the matter to
tho Interstate Commerce commission.
The railroads have " scratched out the
word refrigeration on shipping receipts f;r
shipment of less than carload lots and
thus disavow all responsibility for frost
bitten fruit In small shipments. The fruit
jobbers claim they are entitled to the same
protection for small shipment as or car
load lota. , . ,
. Of Swanson Mnsic Co. Stock to
, A. IIospo Co. ,
1513-1515 DOUGLAS STREET
Pianos, Player Pianos Musical
Instruments, Sheet Music
L and Fixtures.
We have Just purchased from the Swan
eon MuhIc company. Council Bluf to, la.,
tlitir entire elock at a tremendous dls
rount and we aro now engaged In dispos
ing of these good at less than whole
sole prices. (
The following well known makes are
JneliKh'd In this utile. Conovers, Kings
bury, Monurchs, Wellingtons, Werners,
Mason & Ferrclls. and ulnars.
Every Instrument is brand new and
some of them not two weeks old from the
juciory, ana .the prices are stu-h as to
aurprWe the oldest bargain hunter.
Terms nothing dowu nnd from II per
wees, up, to any reliable jiertHrr or family.
i lnnuuiriK Ties scarf. nd too to match
j yuur Instrument. I
! We are also golni; to present to each
j ami every purchaser of a pluno during
io a. tree insurance cert flcste, also
I a .lentil ccrttricate. giving the ..nlly full
i title to the piano In the event of the
iiram o. wianeeu or the family. Thl
has never before ben ofrered In the state
vf Nebraska by any other piano house
Two 47S piano for $j;o, one $800
immiio ai iwo an piano now 1140.
four $400 pis
l-'S pianos I
alios now I2S!, six 1315 Dlanoa
one imv piano now 1305. three
now 180, one S3S0 piano now
-o, inree.tivu piaim nnw Ills, fuur
1-10 piano now II 6i. two $500 player
piano now $370, one $650 player piano
now 480, one $800 player piano now $525
From the number of buyer who found
the very pluno they were looking for
4jrlnt the first day of our sale, U ia
evident that thl great money-saving sale
Will ha of ahnrt riiirtl.in nwlnrf t. h.
lark of goods. Therefore it behoove you
to make up your mind rnd act at once.
' Call at the store and let us talk the mat
ter over. There may be a hundred reason
why you can buy a piano that you know
, nothing about. In any event, it will be no
harm for us to discus the matter to
ror the benefit of those who cannot call
during the day, we are going to keep our
ture cpen every evening while eale lat.
,J x Nhow caaea. ti safe, nice parti-
f 1 i. and all other fixture Included lu
a. nosrt: co.
, 1011-lili DuuiUaa Street
SURE OF TIIE EXTRA SESSION
Local Democrats Certain Governor
Will Convene Legislature.
SOME WHO SIGNED ABE WORMED
Doa't Feel Good A hoot that Initiative
and fleferendam Other Refe4
to Klan rail tVllhonl Definite
Knonleda; of Plan.
It is taken for pranted In loonl demo
cratic circles that on hj return from Wash
ington Governor Shallenberger will proceed
to call an extra session of the legislature
to meet early In February.
What the call for the extra session will
contain Is now the cause of considerable
worry, even to some of the legislators who
hurriedly signed the pledge to vote for the
pasguge of an Initiative and referendum
law. It doe not een to be true, aa claimed
by the men circulating the Mullen-Allen
pledge In Douglas county, that all but two
of the local representative have signed the
pledge to vote for Mr. Bryan' pet measure.
Walter P. Thomas says that he refused
to sign the pledge circulated by Jame P.
Connolly unless he could have a very clear
Idea of the wording of the proposed In
itiative and referendum law.
"I don't care to sign anything In blank,"
said Mr. Thomas.
Concerning the proposal to have Indorse
ment of the Income tax amendment em
bodied in the call, Mr. Thomas said he
would not be surprised if that were
iainrger Shoemaker lns Yes.
W. 8 Shoemaker, who insurges all the
year round of late, and cannot be coaxed
or forced onto the Shullenberger reserva
tion, admits ho signed the pledge to vote
tor the proposed Initiative and referendum
"That law oiiRht to be tiassed." said
Judge Shoemaker, who Is taking an active
part in trying to get congressman "Jim"
Latta Into the gubernatorial race In the
hope of beating both Dahlman and Shullen
berger as signally a Edgar Howard was
beaten. "And I also f&vor the Indorsement
by this atate of the income tax amend
Asked If he hd henrd snv talk rt a
proposed change whereby Judges of the
supreme court would be elected by dis
tricts, the local democratic Insurgent said
he had not.
"I hardly believe anvthinv llk that n,m
be offered," said Judge Shoemaker.
Other democrats have heard of such a
proposal, however, and Mr. Thomas admits
that the rumor has reached him, but In an
indefinite form. Some men who assumn to
know assert that, since the -non -narlitun"
Judiciary act, so-called, has been knocked
out, tho governor and his. managers have
aererminea to go after the Judgeships In
another way. For the present, however,
pledges are, being solicited merely for the
support of the Bryan initiative and refer
endum. The governor dmnn nr
Tommy" Allen that he Becurn tha air--
natures of a majority of the legislature to
ucn a ledge before any serious considera
tion would be given to the Issuing of a
call. .'There is nothing to nrevent th rw.
ernor including other mutters In his proc-
umauon u ne wants to.
Don't Approach Senator.
Up to date the Douglas county senators
nave not been approached with the pledge.
"The petition has not been
me," said Senator Tanner, "and I under
stood from Senator Ransom that he ha
not been given a chance to sign It. either.
Maybe they are only getting house menu.
tures, since the house passed the. measure
ierore. I voted against it In the last seminn.
and. while In a general way, I might favor
a proper bill on the subject, I do not be
lieve it is weighty enough to call for a
A to Indorsing the Income tax nmerut.
ment. Senator Tanner probably took the
position that most of the dignified upper
house member will assume when he
'That Is a Det measure nf Rrvnn'
but personally I haven't given the matter-
enough attention to care to say off-hand
wnat i think about IL It Is not a matter
to be decided lightly, since It enactment
may have a very vital effect later nr.
touching tho matter of state control of that
method of taxation."
PRISONER IS SENTENCED TO
DO WITHOUT STRONG DRINK
Bad Weatherford la Convicted
Crnelty to Animal and That
la Ilia Fate.
Bud Weatherford wa convicted In dls
trlct court of cruelty to animals and sen
tenced practically to go without strong
drink. Judge Sutton is of the opinion that
this will bean unusual and almost cruel
Weatherford wa before Judge Sutton
some time ago on a charge of having as
slsted his brother In gouging out the eye
of a colored man named Ford Smith. --The
Jury turned Bud Weatherford loose and
convicted his brother of assault.
Bud then fell into the clutches of hu
mane officer on the charge of not feeding
a team. He was convicted In police court
and came before Judge Sutton Thursday
on appeal. The court found him guilty, but
paroled him. .
"You will be considered to have broken
your parole," said the court, "If you enter
a saloon or take a drink and I wish all
theBc police officers to watch for you es
pecially." There were fifteen or more policemen
In the court room at the time, aa wIC
nesHea In appeal cases, and all the patrol
men and detective declared with unholy
glee that they would see that Mr. Weather
ford gets no drink, or that It. he does they
will bring him In
Weatherford left the court room wearing
an expression of settled melancholy crossed
with gray perplexity. A number of police
men trailed him out of the room.
TINSMITHS ON NEW THEATER 1
OF MORRIS' GO ON STRIKE
This Ties Up Operation and Bnalneaa
Urn Take ip the lt-t
Work has been stopi-ed on the new Morris
theater building because of a strike of
tinsmiths belonging to the local union.
The tinsmith have been objecting to the
emi oyment of nonunion men by a U
Curter, the contractor for the tin work,
and on Wednesday, aa the tinsmiths al
lege, Mr. Carter agreed to let out his non
union men. Wednesday night, ' however,
the nonunion men worked under police
protection and put the cornice In place.
Thursday morning the union tinsmiths
refused to go to work, and Carter opened
negotiation to bring about a settlement.
In the meantime the stationary engineers
employed by Bridge & Hoye were called
off by the Building Trades council. This
made It necessary for the bricklayers and
laborers employed by Bridge A Hoye. to
also quit work, sljice no material could
be hoisted. , " t 1
Negotiation' with the striking tinsmiths
are still under way. with a fair prospect
that tho trouble will be settled without
tnuch further delay.
Some Things You Want to Know
The general parliamentary election now
In progress In England I in many re
spect the most Important political cam
paign since the ballot box waa invented.
The peculiar Issues involved are such that
whatever the result of the voting-, the
constitution of the British empire will be
radically changed. Usually it Is Impossi
ble to weigh the Importance of a political
campaign In advance, but from the first
it has been known here that a liberal
victory would mean the- reduction of the
power of the House of Lord to the extent
that It might not veto or amend bill af
fecting revenue and that a conservative
victory would mean that the power of the .
House of Lords would be augmented and
that of the House of Common reduced
to a point approximating the condition of
affairs before the revolution under Oliver
Here England decide whether It will
adopt the newest notion of political re
form and. advance toward soclaUam or
whether it will return to a more pro
nouncedly Individualists system. The
campaign was the most exciting that Eng
land has ever known far more "fast and
furlou" than any campaign the Unlfcd
State ever ha known. The most Im
portant reason for the unprecedented in
terest in this particular campaign Is the
fact that there waa a real, living, burning
Issue. At the beginning of the campaign
this issue of the people against the peer .
waa clear-cut and it was uffloient to get
the country thoroughly awake. Then other
questions were Injected, until, at the close,
the speakers were compelled -to discuss
many side issues, each of overwhelming
Importance. Seldom has so much been
crowded Into one campaign, never ha so
much depended on the result of an elec
tion. To begiriat the beginning. The liberal
party came into power in 1806 by an over
whelming majority. It attempted to legis
late along "progressive" line, but . it
great majority in the House of Common
was of no account when the Houe of
Lords could veto or emasculate every
measure. The House of Lord la always
overwhelmingly conservative. The first
prime minister, sir it. campoeii-Banner-man,-dled
and waa succeeded by Mr. Her
bert H. Asqulth, the present premier. Mr.
David Lloyd-George became chancellor of
the exchequer, a position which amount,
if transferred to the United States, to a
combination of all the power held by the
secretary of the treasury, Speaker Can
non, Senator Aldrlch and Chairman Taw
ney ot the houBo committee on appropria
tions. Each year the chancellor of the exche
quer makes up the budget, a bill providing
for the collection and expenditure of all the
revenues of the country. Thl budget goe
Into effect as law on the day it 1 Intro
duced in the House! of Commons. It is
Just as If Secretary MacVeagh had the
power to draw" up a bill fixing all taxation,
Including the tariff, and making all ap-,
proprlatlons, including fixed charge upon
future administration, and that such a bill
would become law at the taoment it va
transmitted to congress. However, the
budget, although already in 'effect, must
be passed by Parliament and' approved by
the king. The king's approval Is purely
perfunctory, a the crown ' ha not exer
cised the right of veto since the day ot
The budget introduced on April 29, 190,
I the cause of all the trouble. It pro video
for, the revolutionary process of taxing
land values. After mucn stdi-my debate it
was passed by the House of Common by '
a huge majority and sent to the House of
Lords. That body, on November 30, 1909,
rejected and vetoed the budget, in effect,
by adopting an amendment to it declaring
"That this house is not Justified In giving
Its consent to this bill until it ha been
submitted to the Judgment of the country."
ThlsVftctlon was taken by a vote of 350 to 75.
Whereupon tho campaign was on. .
Some understanding ot the nature of the
BrltUh constitution, and of the sharp
practice by politician ot both liberal and
conservative parties, la necessary to ei
pluln this 'crisis. The British constitution'
la not a written document like that of the
United State, but is the collection of gov
ernmental precedent from early time
until the present. Since the reeatablish
ment of Kngllnh affair after' the Crom
well revolution the House of Lords, under
the accepted constitution, has had no right
to reject or materially to amend revenue
bill. .The budget has been exclusively
the work of the House of Commons, and
the assent of the lords has been given
just as the perfunctory approval of the
king Is required.
The liberal government was unable to
pas its proposed "progressive" legislation
In separate, bills, so the whole social re
form scheme was tied up with revenue
measures and Introduced In the budget.
In this form the budget might have been
Have New Home
and Also a Castor
Calls Rev. Thomas H. McConnell of
Chicago and Orders Lots Bought
for $50,000 Building-.
Westminster Presbyterian church will
have a new pastor and building. That was
decided on at a congregational meeting
The church issued an unanimous call to
Kev. Thomas II. McConnell, pastor of Jef
ferson Park Presbyterian church of Chi-
THE BROWN SHOE COMPANY
BREAK ALL PREVIOUS
Th Brown Shoe Co., of St. Louis, re
ported that their shipments for the year
190 Were the largest in the history of the
Compuny. they having added another link
to the chain of ronsicutlve gains for each
of the last nine years, without any excep
tion, during which time their volume of
businens has nearly trebled. Last year was
in every reaped a success, and they ex
tended congratulations to all their custom
ers, friends and employe, and are facing
the prospect of this year with confidence
of Increased optimism and general eipccl
ancy for thing much bigger and better.
Thl Company operate eight mammoth
shoe factories and turn out over six million
pairs of shoes per year, consisting of high,
grade "White House" shoe for men and
for women, "Buater Brown Blue Ribbon"
hoe for boy and girls, and their other
great apeclalty line of medium . grade
hoe, all having the ,5 trade-mark of
the Company, which meuni quality,"
stamped In tho shank. T' Brown Shoe
Company employs Ui traveling salesmen,
who cover the entire United States.
open to the charge of containing extran
eous matter of ' legislation not strictly In
the revenue class a system ot legislation
formerly common In the United States
when "riders" were attached to appropria
tion bill. In England the system Is called
The lords might have objected to the
budget on this score, but the quarrel then
would have been Indeterminate. They did
not dare to undertake a step so revolution
ary aa to reject the bill In toto. The
"referendum" amendment was the result.
By Its adoption the House ot Lords ad
mitted that the social reform measure In
the budget" were "In order" and not sub
ject to the charge of "tacking." The lorda
also forced a dissolution and asked for an
election. For more than a century the
power to dissolve Parliament has not been
exercised by the lords. "
The campaign began with this clear-cut
Issue: Has or has not the House of Com
mon the sole control of the purse-strings
of the nation a exercised since the days
of Cromwell T The liberal declared In
the affirmative, accused the lords of defy
ing the constitution' and asked the people
to return the liberal government and to
limit the power of the lorda The con
servatives, on the other hand, did not
meet the issue squarely, but set up the
claim that the amendement by the lord
waa not a rejection but a referendum to
the people. Beneath thl quibble, however,
the conservative were stirred to mighty
effort and the peers, themselves, awoke
to action such a they have not dreamed of
In 300 years.
With one of the great parties thu un
willing to meet the issue which oaused -the
election. It waa Inevitable that the waters
should become muddled. The conserva
tives, i led by the former prime minister,
Mr. Arthur J. Balfour of the House of
Commons, and by Lord Landsdowne of the
peer, offored tariff refrrm, meaning protec
tion Instead of free trade, a a substitute
for all the relief offered in the Lloyd
Ueorge budget and proceeded to make their
campaign upon that . issue. In addition,
they charged that the liberal government
had failed to provide for the adequate de
fense of the nation against what they de
clare to .be an imminent attack, by Uer
many. t ' '
Thu the two parties went to the country.
Premier Asqulth leading the liberals, al
though all but overshadowed by the great
Llody-Qeorge, in the) defense ot the budget
and in the attack upon the House of Lords,
endeavored to keep the original Isaue
squarely before the people. The lords and
the Conservatives, who forced the refer
endum on that Issue themselves, under the
leadership of Mr. Balfour, sought to place
the emphasis upon tariff reform. Mr.
Balfour ha a record of many years as a
free- trader and also as a severe critic of
the House of Lords, so that his part In the
campaign was most difficult. But he was
thoroughly In earnest in opposition to the
land tax and land valuation feature of
the budget, and he used the beet weapons
at hand with which to fight. If the cam
paign' could have been kept to tbs issue
upon which the referendum was taken,
there would never have been a doubt of
a aweeplng liberal victory and the prac
tical abolition of the Houae bf Lord. The
conservatives were forced, by the law of
self-preservation, to bring in. the tariff re
form issue. . , . '
The liberals tell the peopie that they
suffer because the land 1 ljeld . by a few
men who do not use it., to tbes advan
tage, and that these land-owners must
share in the burdens of public, .taxation,
the conservative tell the pepple that free
trade hfta brought them to thete low estate
and that if they will adopt a protective
tariff there will be work for all the un
employed, a job for every man, and that
the foreigner will pay the taxe to run the
government. To American ear the cam
paign thunder I strangely familiar.
Not least among the interesting features
of this remarkable campaign is that both
parties have gone to the United States for
precedent and example to prove their
causes. The liberals have pointed out that
all land Is taxed in America, and the con
servative have retorted with the amazing
discovery that the land tax has' kept down
the price of real estate In Boston. The
wages and prosperity of American work
lngmen as the product of the" protective
tariff, and the liberal have retorted with
the price of butter and eggs In Kansas
City. Thomas Jefferson Is quoted In at
tacking the House of Lords, and Alexander
Hamilton I brought forth to defend that
Institution. Mother England seems quite
ready to learn something from the Yan
kees, but at the same time she has much
to teach the United States about' the busi
ness of couducting campaigns and manag
ing elections. . '
BT TKEDERIO J. KA8KI1T.
Tomorrow THH ZHGrXiXSK ELECTION!
politics oar biuboabss. .,
cago, to accept It pulpit and Instructed its
trustees to buy three lots at Thirty-first
and pacific street a a site for a. new
It Is proposed to invest not less than
$10,000 In this new edifice and make it a
thoroughly modern church and to. have tho
work of construction begin very oon. -
The call to Kev. Mr. McConnell was en
thusiastic. He had been among the people
on their invitation, had preached for them
Sunday and. In fact, only returned to Chi
cago Thursday morning. It Is believed he
will accept the place.
The church hus been without, a pastor
since Itev. W. -S. Fulton, resigned and left
the city leaf August.
Dr. Gifford Will
Continue as Dean
Withdraws His Ecsi-jnation at Uni
versity Medical on Urgent Ap
peals of His Associates,
Dr. Harold Gifford has been persuaded to
give up his Intention of resigning' as asso
ciate dean of the College of Medicine, of
the University of Nebraska. Dr,. Gifford
has agreed to continue in the. deanshlp
At a recent meeting of the faculty of the
Omaha branch of the College of Medicine
Dr. Gifford declared:
"I am sorry there Is not a quorum here
tonight, for I Intend to resign and would
have liked to do It now."
Tha expression of this intention was
heard with feeling amounting to cni:ernl
tlon by his colleagues and they gathered
around Dr. Gifford urging him to change
his mind. But lr. Gifford waa obduruto
that evening and said he mutt Insist on
resigning. He recommended Dr. A. C.
Slnkes aa his successor.
Sinee then Dr. Gifford haa been urged
some more and he haa nonw agreed to re
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WOMAN JUMPS INTO RIVER
Mrs. Nellie Feterson Takes Life on
Eye of California Trip.
LEAPS FROM DOUGLAS BRIDGE
Watchman tails to Iter While
Poised on Ralllna ta Walt,
bat She Pinnae Down
Mrs. Nelll Peterson, wife ot James
Peterson, guests of Mrs. J. A. Pearson,
181S Spring street, clothed In black, her
head covered by a shawl, stood poised on
the miling of the Douglas stret bridge.
She looked down into the water of the
cold river a hundred feet below and
eemed to hesitate.
"Walt," shouted H. A. Feller, bridge
watchman, a he dashed out from his cabin
a few yard away.
Half turning about, she saw the ap
proaching figure and leaped off.
' The watchman stood horrified a moment
and, then running to the railing, raw her
body floating In the current along the
edg of the Ice-bound stream below.
There was not a struggle. Her arm
were locked In grim determination.
Half an hour later her body wa picked
up by a boat put out from the City of
Peoria, at anchor near the Union Pacific
bridge, a half mile below.
The body wa taken In charge by Willi
Crosby, coroner, where It wa Identified
by her husband.
When the woman's body drifted away
from, the bridge the watchman rushed to
the telephone and called the Council Bluff
car barn on the compapy' private line.
From there the message wa relayed to the
Omaha police station.
Police Bee Her Float Away.
An automobile load of officers hastened
to the Douglas street bridge only' In time
to see the body floating away, a tiny speck
on the surface of the river, 100 yard below
Captain G. R. Barnes, standing oh the
top deck of the City of Peoria, iar down
the stream, saw the leap from the bridge.
With Earl Kirk, second mate, he . put out
into the atream and fought against tho
water and wind until the floating body
wa Intercepted, a Short distance north
of the boat.
The body wa brought ashore. At the
same Instant the police arrived In an
automobile. The coroner was notified and
took the body off the rescue boat soon
after. 1 v
Mrs. Peteron and her husband were pre
pared to leave for California on Friday.
She left the home of their hosts to. spend
the morning in bidding good-bye to a
number of friends. That was the last that
was seen of Mrs. Peterson alive by her
She had been In III health for several
months and it was on this account that
they had prepared to leave for the west.
Mr. Peterson became alarmed at noon
when his "wife failed to return and began a
search. That search ended at the coroner's
morgue when he found the body of his
wife awaiting , Identification. He had
learned of the spectacular happening on the
bridge from gossip on the street.
"Bloody Outrage, "
Says Mr.. Butler
Eighth Ward Captain of Sahlmanites
Kicks on a JStule of the -
Mayor Dahlman and certain of his as
sistant city managers In the city hall are
going to have difficulty In getting surety
bonds hereafter, if the experience of As
sistant Gas Commissioner Butler count for
It has just leaked out that Butler la
experiencing some worry because of the
return of an application recently made for
a bond, in which he failed to give the color
of his hair.
"How can a man give the color of h's
hair when he has none to Judge from?"
asks Bntler, anxiously. "I'd like to know
how the mayor Is going to get a bond
hereafter, or Tom Davis, or Jim Redman,
and several other who might be named.
This appears to me like a bloody outrage,
and I propose to appeal to Judge Berka
to see If an ordinance cannot be drawn
up to prevent the bond companies asking
for so - much personal pedigree."
OCTOGENARIAN GIVES BRIDE
CHECK THAT IS NO GOOD
l lrich Tolntedt Take HI Money from
ItanrV and Gov to Texas While
She Get Divorce.
The day beforeXTlrich Tolstedt, the octo
genarian bridegroom, took his money and
went to Texas he gave Mrs. Nelllo E,
Kerby Tolstedt a check for 118 on a local
bank with which to pay a grocery bill,
Mrs. Tolstedt told Judge Rsdlck In dis
trict court that when she presented this
check, she was told "no fundB,"- That day
her husband did not come home, nor the
next day, nor any duy thereafter. He had
gone on his way to Texas.
Tho next Mrs. Tolstedt heard from him
was when he began in county court a re
plevin suit to attach an automobile he had
given Mrs. Tolstedt.
Mrs. Tolstedt, who Is B0 years her hus
band' Junior, was given a decree of di
vorce Thursday In district court on the
ground of desertion and non-Bupport. She
will get the sum of fM4 In cash and a clear
title to the motor car.
When Tolstedt lost In countyV, court he
took an appeal.
The suit In district court will now be
dismissed. Tolstedt did not contest the di
vorce, but had attorneys present.
The term of the property settRTment do
not appear In tho decree and an effort was
made to kt-ep secret how much Mra. Tol
stedt waa to get. Mr. Tolstedt was ac
companied to the court by half a doien
fair young girl friends. The defendant
did not come here.roro Texas to be at the
NEW YORK LIFE DISAPPEARS
Hereafter the Rlgc Structure Will Be
Listed a the Omaha Na
The former Hew York Life Insurance
eompany'a building la now designated aa
the Omaha National hank building In the
list of member of the Real Kstate ex
change prepared by the secretary of the
exchange. When the Omaha National
moves Into Its new building Farnam street
from Sixteenth to Seventeenth street will
be given over entirely to banking, except
for th twenty-two feet which J, L. Bran
dels A Sons have bought for an entrance
to their stores. The front of the bank
building will be remodeled to give a bet
ter entrance for the Peter Trust com
pany, which will occupy the basement
corner of Seventeenth and Farnam.
-Cougha, colds, croup and whuoplng nh
are . promptly cured by Chamberlain's
GREAT BARGAINS IN
may now be aecn In our Boys' Clothing
Department All small lots and broken
sizes of Suits and Overcoats that were sold
up to $6.50, and which were proven tho
best values of the season at their regular
prices, are now offered you at $3.69.
Parents who have time and again
proven to their entire satisfaction that our
boys' garments are better In material, mak
ing, style, fit and service, and yet are
sold for Ices money than any of similar'
quality, will realize that they can't afford
to lot the!rboy wear an old or out-grown
suit any longer. You wirl find a good
variety of styles, fabrics and patterns In
both suits and overcoats, provided you do
not delay longer. Sizes are limited to
Stiltp. 6 to 1? years
Overcoats, 4 to 12 years
Boys' Suits and Overcoats,
up to $6.50, cow
"The House of
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FALL FROM NEW BANK FATAL
Lonis Anderson, Workman on Sky
scraper, Killed by Accident,
KNOCKED OFF BY BIO BEAM
Strnrlc While Hratln Rivet on the
Eleventh Story and Plnngje
Down Four, Spinning 'Over
and Over In Fllitht.
Louis Anderson, un iron worker, fell
through' four storlea of the frame work of
tho City Natlonal'bank building. Sixteenth
and Harney streets, Thursday morning
and was removed to St.'. Joseph's hospital
where at 2:G5 p. m.'he died.
Anderson was working at a forge on the
eleventh story heatlng-rtvets when a roller,
a big Iron-bound log of oak, from a floor
high above fell, striking him on the
He pitched over the edge or his narrow
platform Into space, Hplnnlng like a top,
with his. arms outsprer.d In frantic effort
to catch a hold, he went bumping down
to the seventh floor, striking each girder
at the floor lines as he passed.
On the tiling of the seventh floor Ander
son was an Insinuate, wilted heap. He
was unconscious and had xuHtalned count
less fractures and interna) Injuries.
Dr. F. A. Kelson and Dodder's ambulance
responded to the call and Anderson was
taken to St. Joseph's hospital. At the hos
pital Anderson lii gercd, but grew steadily
weaker, never regaining consciousness.
The accident struck panio Into the work
men on the sixteen-story building who
saw their comrade full. With one move
ment they left the building to stand a lit
tle huddled group on the solid ground be
low. The roller which struck Anderson, caus
ing his fall, Is thought to have come from
three stories above. It wHrIih more than
100 pounds and the blow that it dealt him
could have been fatal In Itself.
Anderson leaves a wife ' and family of
small children In St. Paul, Minn.
A large crowd gathered about the build
ing during the wait for the ambulance.
Minnie Richardson, 2437 Cuming, trnme
dwelling, $1,800; James J. Walker, 2S77 Elli
son avenue, frame dwelling, M.SCO.
m bb 4 ,e . -r .
Miller, Stewart & Beaton
413-15-17 South Sixteenth Street i
JANUARY SALE OF ORIENTAL RUGS
. . and
11 jIBt, fiiv
The prices we herewith quote indicate the values offered
throughout the entire stock.
135.00 BeloochiBtan Rug, sale prloe
Rug, gala price
Uug, acle price
35.00 Shlrvan Uug, acle
24.00 Shlrvan Rug. Bale price
75.00 Kermanshaw Rug, sale prke
35.00 Kellm Rug, eale price
36.00 Cashmere Rug, sale price
iv. uv Mumjui uug, aie price
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50.00 Moaoul Rug, sale price ....
75.00 Kazak, gale price
35.00 8hlrvan, sale price
33.00 Anatolian Bokhara, aale price
83.00 Sarabend, sale price
33.00 AfgRan Rug, aalaprlre ....
83.00 Bhlrax Rug, aale price
28.00 Kazakjaa, aale price
33.00 Laclxkey Rug, aale price
28.00 Ladzkey Rug, aale price ...
Engraved Stationery " NX
. Wadding Invitation Annemtctmmnla '
ATI correct forms In current social uuae engraved
in th beat manner and punctually daliverca whan
Embossed Monogram Stationery
and other work executed at prices lower than usually
Rescued from, a .
Misses Nellie and Fannie Morgan 0
Conrad, Mont., Eaved by an -'
Nellie and Fannie Morgan, daughter or
Raphael Morgan, a wealthy rancher from
Conrad, MonL, were rescued from a gas-'
filled room at the Murray hotel Thursday
morning lust as thev were sneclimhlnv in
tllA rl A r1 ) v fima..j "1 V .li .AiJ J, .-
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p. ., -. It"
"I smell gas 'round your room,'' said
William Smith, the operalor of the eleva
tor, approaching Mr. Morgan In the lobby.
"Oh, I guess that everything Is all right,"
replied the stockman, laughing.
The elevator man made a few more trip
and again approached Mr. Morgan.
"There Isn't any mistake. Hurry up," he
Pushing his way Into the robm.'Mr. Mor
gan found his two daughter smothering
in their bed. . -
Ga wa streaming from the fixture In
his, the adjoining room.
Help was summoned and before the po
lice surgeon could arrive, the young women
Accompanied by their father they were
taken to the home of W. M. Coble, a faml'.y
acquaintance, who live at ' 2406 South
The two yoting women, entirely recovered
from their expeiienc t.y noon, but both
suffered severe nervous reaction from the
shock. .' '
Mr. Morgan Is the owner of a large ranch
near ConraC. where he Is engaged In the
ctonk business cn rt large' scale. He and
his daughters were returning from a trip
to the east. ...
Mr. Morgan and his daughter will leave
tonight for their home at Conrad.' Mis.
Morgan Is there and has not yet learned
of the dangerous experience through' which
her daughters prisscd. ' .
Mr. Morgan can account for the escaping
gas only by the supposition that he turned
the cock back again after extinguishing
the light In his room when he departed
after arising early. ....
Phone D. ld4 .' t
We have decided to close out
ns near ns possible, our present
entire stock of Oriental ' Hugs,
which consists of about $20,000
worth of the best gnules of the?
different weaves of ORIENTAL
RUGS. ' i .
Every piece has been selected
our foreign buyer, one bv one,
are of excellent value the
specimens of the Oriental rug
weaver's art. :--
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