Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 23, 1910, EDITORIAL, Image 9
unbay- Bee. filt TWO EDITORIAL rton 1 TO s. FOR ALL THE NEWS THE OMAHA BEE BEST IN TUE WEST VOL. XXXIX NO. 32. OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKNING, .JANUARY 2;;, 1910. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTO. item The .Omaha k tmmWi EM layers' and Managers' Sale, pens Corset Sale J nut one special bargain; $2.50 corsets for "1.35 This Is one of those very rare occasions when corsets of such unusual excellence and good style are so cheaply sold. We have secured specially for this week's sale, a large quantity of the new, long hip, dlrec tolre model'corsets, faanloned on new, straight line effects, made of strong, durable batiste and stayed with non- rustable boning. They are hand somely trimmed, and fitted with 2 pairs supporters; regular $2.60 corsets, at . $i5-5 Xow for a week of all-ovcr-tlic-store-sules. The good, old-faaliionrd kind that always arouse intense Interest. It's our hlg IIL'YKRS' AKD MAXAGKHS' 8ALK A twice a year event, when the regnlar management of Hennett's relinquishes the reins of government, and, m the saying goea, "puts It up to" the department managers to get the bul tiess. Kvery man has authority to make his own reductions, and he grasps at the rhance to unload his top-heavy storks. He has just one week of it and he must make every stroke strlkcionie. Absolute fairness must govern every transaction that's the one condition there must be no exaggeration, -no deception, nothing to undermine the reputation of the business. Enthusiasm runs high; the men have entered Into the spirit of the sale with a determination to outdo each other. The friendly rivalry tuts made really astonishing bargains. Twice a year these sales bring immense .throngs but we look for a record crowd tomorrow. Not half the bargains are adverttrted Look for them In every department. Tomoriftw) Books and Stationery A great Monday sale of fiction. We have assembled li Jfory large quantity of bonks of well known titles. They are odds and ends with but one or two of a kind remaining- I'lenty of (food reading by popular authors to clean up the price Is 19o Bos Stationary A lojk of fancy boxed papetrlea that were priced up to $1.00, will be closed out for.. 39c A Pound Faokage of Faper Linen finished corres pondence paper, 72 sheets and a package of en velopes to match, for 860 r Usa ,a6M ( WINTER STYLE BOO I And a 15c P BOOK attern Free, Picture Frame Sale Brlngour pictures that you have been thinking of framing down tomorrow. We have hundreds of beautiful frames of all sizes and kinds being of feied at a trifling price. Frames measure up to 20x4 Inches and are worth from 6K to $1.60. We bought a makers' moulding remnants and had them made up that's why t A. 1 ZA. our prices are 1C tO OUC only Trimmed Hats 150 beautiful trimmed lilts in Monday's sale at a ridiculously low price. Every oiw.af them is beautifully designed of fine materials, on ntxwest prevailing styles. They are becoming hats, in all the best colors; actual values to $15.00, 50 for.... Buyers and fkino Managers' Sale V-IUIld The-China man goes the limit in his efforts to present alluring bargains. The dinnerware sale alone embraces over 150 very choice 100 piece sets, both in foreign and domestic ware the sale prices are $4.98 to $100.00, and most of them are 1 "DTD Tf",'I7, exactly. . . . y 2 i X.lV-JLi Open Stock Patterns In Austrian, German, English American, French and Havlland, OAn all? I? stock patterns, all on sale, at uv m VI l JKmHcn Vr Everv nlece on our tables, regardless of former price will be HALF OKK Electric and tias I-amps A large line, most of which were bought for the holiday business The entire stock Is included in the buyers' and 99 I of fVV managers' Bale, at hk or OO3 Gloves, Hosiery, Underwear Here are ths week's attractions that show how earn estly this buyer has tnUrtt In tha sale spirit. Thar can ha no question of sales breaking the reoord with values like these to boost themi v IVa'nVg'iaU GLOVES 1,000 pairs English Cape CHpves, one-clasp,, styles, best $1.00 grades, street glovex, imported pair , . . . . .690 Women1! two-clasp Kid Oloves, In black and co(ors, very soft and pliable, $1.25 values; In the sale at 95o SKrLi. HOSIERY Women's Silk -Lisle and Uause Lisle Hose, double sole, deep garter top, best BOc grade, Imported pair 890 Hand Embroidered Lisle Hose, handsome patterns, lm- ported for 7Jc and 85c selling; sale price 490 1 ManaVersBale UNDERWEAR Long Sleeve Kiilt Cornet Covers, in medium, weight, very nicely finished and trimmed. &0c quality 89o Womeh's Vega Silk Vests and Pants, in pink and blue, alwaya ro"ln8" t tl.26; sale price 790 ay.r"8.i. HANDHERCHIEFS Women's Pure Linen Handkerchiefs, nice slteer quality, with 'i-lnch hem, worth 18c, for '......, . .Bfto Women's 'uro Linen Handkerchiefs, real thread dw" and hemstitched, 85c fc;od, at Linens, Etc. Buyers' and Managers' Sale Only on extraordinary occasions Such as these can you expect, such genuinely good bargains. The linen man has a record to establish to surpass last year's sale Hence these exceptional offers. s 70-Inch all linen Table Damask, positively k6a quallty,-full bleached; sale price. .1 . . . Linen Napkins, 18-lnch else, with fast edge in every respect, 1.12H quality dosen , Huok Towels, large else, red borders,' perfect goods, .worth 11c sale.pMee Bed Spreads, hemmed fringed and cut corners, worth 11.39. for Bleached Sheets, with seam, 72X90, our 660 line, DleaehedKiioV Case's', "xii-'nch, i 3c quality, for Blankets, all wool, 6 lbs. to pair, full site, gray nit v tr in. 00 manner we rmvv Comforters filled with snow white cotton, figured ooin iae, i.o u ......... 72x78. 65c 79c 61c ...98c ..39c 10c $3.49 $1.00 The Manager of Women's Wear Dept. Makes Phenomenal Sacrifice The entire coat and suit stocks, without exception, up tof$50 offered at $15.00 $15 With one mighty sweep of the prloe-cnttlng pencil eery one of our Women's Stilts and Coa'm has been brought There are hundreds of handsome models, most of them were doable tomorrow's prioe. (11 to the IIS. 00 price level. Many were $40.00, 146.00 and SBO.OO. . Wo prettier or more refined garment fashions have been exhibited In Omaha this year. Ton have oholoe of blacks and colors. Including many Wooltex styles. There are slses to fit all. Ho lack of variety. Wo garment sale we know of evwr merited your Immediate response more than this one. The new price for the Bayers and Managers Bale for any Coat or Salt. 2hv 1 13 i t STa"ers?Le Dress Goods, Silks The dress goods man in his enthusiasm prevailed upon the writer to use hjs most forceful tIk-"You can't put It too strong," he says, "in present lng these bargains." And, examination bears out the facts. The values are simply' marvelous. These offerings deserve a spontaneous outpouring of buyers, for Che goods are seasonable and the price' a revelation. Popular Pongee Silks No more sal able goods on any silk counter. We have Just 15- pieces In Natural Pongee; blue, reseda, grey, wisteria, peacock, dark rose, etc., very finest 1.00 and $1.25 silks In ICl tomorrow's salea, Tfr 1,000 yards of 27-lnch China Silks. Plain Taffetallnea "and 15? Messallnes and Loulslnes Also Peau de Cygnes and Foulards, in plain and fancy effects. The soft shim mering silks that everybody buys now; also some 32-inch kimono silks; an extraordinary bar- TO gain; values to $1.00, at . . . JOv Moire Silks will be sold Monday, at irovelty Drees Goods 66 pieces hand some imported fabrics, never before less than $1.60 a yard. They are 46 Inch goods in new shades green, taupe, blue, wine, etc., aiso noum 56-inch coatings and astra-chans 11, iauc, 49c S.OO Saltings at 69o 50 pieces of very choice 60 and 66-Inch materials for spring suits and skirts; the colorings are desirable; also some silk and wool plaid effects Included; Q Omaha's best bargain to- 0.C i morrow, at, yard Buyers' and Managers' Sale . . . Monday we present an array of embroidery bargains "that will tempt you as few sales do. It's an import shipment just received direct from the embroidery mills snugly nestled among the Alps of Switzerland. Direct buying in large quantities keeps the price down, giving you all the advantages we gain. There are Two Lot and they are just as beautiful as can be and so spot lessly fresh and crisp. There are wide 45-inch flounclngs, 27-lnch flounc- ings, allovers, waist frontlngs, etc., all excellent '9c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50 qualities, for , 25c-35c New Wash Goods Underpriced Amoskeng Apron Ging hams E v e r y b ody knows this to be a big value; we shall have 50 bieces only ec on sale, yd Scotch Madras 36-lnch goods, in light colors; very fine 25c and 36c quality; new, spring patterns, Mon- - f day, yd LJL 1 L Silk Spot Zephyrs and Tissues' A collection of choice, new fabrics that were made to sell for 35c; our Qr price this sale. . Shoes Buyers and Managers' Sale The shoe man has too many party, slippers on hand. There are a good many odda and ends that must be disposed of. Mostly pink, white, blue, and lavender kid slippers; also blue and red satins; they are 'a trifle soiled, but can be easlly'eleaned. If your size is here you'll get a rare bargain; $3.00 to $5.00 val ues, at ................. $1.48 WOKEX'S $a.80 ant '$3.00 SXOBS Every pair ' on -our shelves at these prices, in lace or bvltton styles and vlcl or guninetal calf shoes. Ctose to a thou sand pairs In the Buyers' and Managers' sale at, pair .... ...l-98 DOROTHT BOSS SHOES Lace boots, in sturdy guninetal calf, two excellent winter styles that have been $3.50; our sale price, to clear, pair f3.13 WOMEN'S SMaXXi SIZE SHOES A clean-up lot of odds and ends from 4.00, $3.00 and $3.00 lines. Some Dorothy Dodd styles Included; small slses only, to close for.., .tl.48 AH Jewelry 20 Per Cent V" " Discount (ALARM CLOCKS ONLY EXCEPTED) Belt Pins or Buckles Free with, each belt length of silk elastic belting, at, an Inch 2 Solid gold Brooches, real pearls, amythests and other stone settings, $5.00 values, at . . . .2.50 Cuff Links Solid gold frpnt'and colored gold in laid, $2.00 kind, at $1.0012.50 kind, 81.25 $2.00 Signet Cuff Links, solid gold front Sl.OO Rogers' 1847 Tea Spoons Per set of -six, Tor the buyers' and. managers', sale only, at ....$1.10 100 S. & H. Green Stamps w," Capitol Coal This offer is made for Monday orders only. Cap itol Coal is the best soft coal mined. Let us have your order tomorrow 100 2 BBSa f)f") Btamna with everv ton " " nromnt deliveries '.. TON Managers' Sale Clothing The Men's Section conies in for its share of the bargains.' The buyer has rummaged around and selected a dozen strong items. The savings are very pronounced, and Just as set down here. Men's Overcoats, worth to $16.00. In kerseys, mel tons, cheviots. and friezes sale price., $7.00 Boys' Overcoats,' 18 to 19 years, Were $6. B0 and $7.50; clearing at 92.98 Boys' Suits, 15 to 20 years, $7.50 fancy and $10.00 black suits $4.78 Boys' Knickerbocker Suits,, . to, 16, .years. ".worth? ,$4.00 and $5.00, at ,....... J..,.1. .03.00 , Boys' Overcoats, 3 to 8 years, worth $2.58,. reduced 'to ji.45 Men's Soft and Stiff Hats, worth $3.00 and $3.50, or .8i.3o Men's Soft and Stiff Hats, odd lots, $2.00 and $3. Ml hta , $i.oo Men's Winter Caps, worth 60c and 75c, reduced to f7o Men's heavy ribbed $1.50 Undershirts, reduced to 79c Men's plain black Cotton Bocks, worth 15c; at....9o Men's 50c Lisle Suspenders, reduced to 3So Boys' Jersey Sweaters, worth to $3.00, at !78q Boys' Flannelette Night Robes, 50c kind SSo Buyers' and Managers' Sale Curtains, Rugs Our Immense lace curtain stock is arranged' into four lots and unmercifully price reluced. It em braces all styles of curtains, suitable for every room. Curtains up to I jQ Curtains up to $T i Q $2.75, for .P!."tr0 $4.60, for O Curtains up to (P 4 Q Curtains up to C Jt AO $6.00, for ...yJ.HrO $10.00rfor . XvO Bonne t'emme Curtains to close, "formerly sold to $9.00 for .'' 08o and $U8 A sacrifice clean tip of Stock Rugs, sizes txlO ft. .up to 10x13 ft. in three lots, barely half value at 08.89, $13.89 and $18.89 Third rioor Tnrnlture for the Buyers and Managers Sale. Hrn Peils, full size, with 2-lnch posts, for 910.90 Bed Hoom Suite, quartered onk- bed, dresser, chlfTJonler. dressing table worth $150.00, for .085.00 Mahogany liuffot and China Closet, 2-pleces, worth $120.00, fnr $67.00 Felt Mattresses, 45-lb., $10.00 kind ...$0.70 Managers' Sale Hardware No department puts forth stronger price in ducements than the basement housekeeping section. The manager has arranged a sale of hundreds gray enamel Preserving Kettles, in 6-rjuart size; regularly 36c, g n Monday IOC $2.25 Ash and Garbage Cans, 25-gal. size, at 81.50 $1.75 -Ah and Garbage Cans, 18-gal. size, at gl.25 Waffle Irons, high. stand; $1.25 kind, for . .98? And oU Stamps. Floor, Brushes, worth $1.25, for 85 25.C Elite Sink Strainers, 15 100-ft. Wire Clothes Line, solid or braided, 45c usually, at 2X)f Sash Cord Clothes Line, 50-ft. lengths, best 45o quality, for 20 Flour' Cans, 50-lb. size, always 86o, special 50 Rice Root Scrub Brushes, worth 15c, Monday spe cial, for 10J And 10 Stamps. Buyers' and Mcnigers Sale Groceries Bennett's Golden Coffee, pound 86o nd Hennett'e Breukfast Coffee, 2-lb. caiiB.,,48o and Teas, assorted kinds, pound 48o and Tea Blftlngs, pound paokago Pure Ground Pepper, H -lb. can lOo and Bennett's Capitol Wheat, 2-lb. pkgs. 2,000 pkgsa at. eaoh lOo and Small. Hour Ploklee, dozen California Table-Raisins, on stem, lb Bennett's Rxoelslur Klirur, sack. ., . . .$1,74 and Kennetrs Capitol Bweet potatoes, 12 He cans Whole Bable Beets, "Best We Have" brand, 18o can Double stamps on Hutterlno. York Violet Toilet Soap, three for 95o and 10 Cupltol Pure Maple Syrup, qt. can 40 o and $0 I.lpton's Jelly, assorted, 3 pkgs. . 86o and 10 Full Cream Cheese, lb B3o and 10 Haitb-y's Pure Fruit Jams ,.800 and 20 Polk's Soups, four enns Double Stamps on Oranulated Sugar. Crackers, Iten's fresh bnked Oraham . and Tourist Crackers, pkg 10o and Mt. Caramel Pumpkin, three cans for Fvlrno Strawberries, for shortcake, con , Navy Beans, six pounds , . 10 80 10 stamps stamps stamps 190 stamps stamps ioo stamps 100 iao stamps stamps stamps stamps stamps ....860 stamps . . . . SSo . .13 Wo SO Some Thing's You Want to Know The English Elections The Heckling ''Voice"' Whether or not the voice of the people is the olee ' of Ood tr a Question which som persons may dispute with tho , clasfclc proverb, but no English politician will dispute tho fact that "the volce'"'Jrivthe' audience is a voice to be respected. The Bi;:.!wh people have no sense of decorum in politic. Much as the Englishman, may -deplore the average American's' lack of ' maimers in handling knives, forks and spoons at a dinner table, the American can put It all over his BrltUh cousin when It comes to behaving at a nubile speaking. The Briton doesn't' want to behave, and his unwritten con stitution protects him in certain inalien able rights of mlsbehaviotr to which the speakers must tamely submit. When the sovereign American voter goes Into politics as an auditor at a political apeakiug he Is permitted, by the stern code of etluuette obtaining In yearly all parts of the Vnlted States, to do but three things He may keep silent, he may cheer, or he may hlw. The hissing la considered 111 bred, It Is true, but It is sometimes per mitted o pans without causing a riot among the supporters of the code of polltl tl polltnexs. No such pent-up t'tlca cribs, cabins or confines the British elector, although be Is not "fcovertlgti" In theory. When he goee to a political meeting he has, under the constitution, a perfect right to do any or all f the seven following things, to-wit: Cheer, hiss, groan, sing, yell, boo and heckle. Now the greatest of these la represented in the verb "to heckle," for under that head the British elector at a political epeak- Ing may, can and does do anything he jolly well pleases from making a speech to the speaker to using a peer's monocle as the f bull's eye In target practice with rotten egga as ammunition. The eggs business Is regarded as Ill-bred and none but a very rude heckler will descend to such methods. It la about on the plane with hissing In tha United States. But It Is not a crime and the heckler Is protected by the con stitution and by British etiquette. Sir William Bull, a tory member of Par liament. Is a shining example of the few politicians who have dared to take un constitutional steps with respect to tha hecklers in this campaign. A British elee ur, a perfectly polite one without any un-A'-tted eggs about his persun, stood near the fcijtor-van platform from which Sir Wil liam was explaining why the people should support Ui peers and net tax the land. This elector punctuated the address1 by remarking in a boiler-factory voice at the end of very one of Sir William's chaste periods: "You are a lying lawyer and you make your living by taking money to tell lies and you know it and you know wej know It," repeat, ad lib., with yarlatlonsAup as a bad Job and hiked away , from sat down on the chairman's table, lighted a cigarette and waited for the noise to cease, it dioWf cease, and as there were more neighbors than there were earls of Penblgh, the. noble earl finally gave It After about the seventh heckleSlr Wil liam's cholor got the best of his politeness and of the constitution, and he Intimated that he was able, physically, to punch the head of a certain heckler. The heckler in vited Sir William to a Joust and they went to It. A brace of faultless "bobbles" broke up the fight, but no arrests were made as the pflTlce couldn't determine whether to arrest the heckler for starting a row, or to take Sir William into custody for breach of the constitution. A favorite form of heckling is the inter ruption of the speaker by remarks more or less personal and uncomplimentary, or by asking questions which are pertinent or Impertinent as one Is a radical or a tory, or by making audible comments on the past political record of the speaker when It Is In contrast with his present political professions. The authors of such remarks, the Individuality of hecklers being lost In the crowd are collectively known as "The Voice." And In every speech made during the campaign "The Voice" had something to Say. "The Voice" Is not always In opposition. Indeedr a friendly heckler with a good pair of lungs Is often of great value In helping a halting speaker to make hU jiplnloiiH known to the votera. Sometimes the British electors do not consider a speaker sent to address then to be worthy of heckling. In such cases the electors exercise another Inalienable light of the freeborn and perfectly polite Eng lishman. They boo the speaker. That Is they boo the . man-who-would-be-speaker. They attend the meeting and very quietly hear the address of the chairman. The speaker In Introduced and makes his bow. And then the electors boo him. That Is to say about 'steen, hundred of them, with one accord, pronounce the word "boo" loudly and lliigerlngly. A rut when they are through pronouncing It, they do It all over again. And so on until the man-whoVpuld-fce-speeker gets tired and leaves. Bometlraes the short boo Is Introduced In the middle of a speech, but then It Is only a part of the heckling. The earl of Denbigh, a Tory lord, went down to Hopewell, where he owns a large estate, to speak to his neighbors about the Issues of the day. The neighbors booed him. He tried for twenty minutes to speak, but made no headway. Then be there. t - Lord Ashborne, on the same night In London, was greeted- by an enthusiastic crowd of hecklers with a genius for fun. Every time the ' noble lord said anything -eorlous the crowd groaned and every time he said anything allegedly funny the crowd groaned. Finally they got tired and broke up the meeting by turning it into a eaengerfest. As a rule the hecklers are very polite to women spogkers and seldom throw things at ""them. They make exceptions In favor of the "sex." The "sex" Is not so consid erate, and the suffragettes never miss a chance to heave a brick through a window at some cabinet minister who Is explaining to the dear people how "the government have provided for the country." (The gov ernment "have" la co erect In England.) But this brick-heaving is not considered heckling and therefore Is not proteoted by the constitution ad BrltUh etiquette. Hence, Just 'before a political meeting, the police arrest all women In the neighbor- hood suspected of a militant desire to exer cise the right of sjilfrage and Its con comitant privileges of heckling and booing. Mrs. Fletcher, wife of a member of Par liament, essayed to make a speech in be half ot a friend of her husband whqwas running for the House. The hecklers were provided for her and the first part of her address waa made to the accompaniment of a grand chorus of baby rattler. 8he Is a tariff reformer, and when she came to explain how much better the laboring pian In protected 'Germany lives than his fel low workman In tree-trade England a genial heckler threw a live puppy dog at the lady, exclaiming, "That's what tb Germans eat." , Lord KotiiMhikt. who has -Mete money than Carter had oats, has always made It a practice never, to epoak except In the House of Lords and the dly of Lwdon upon purely financial or municipal affairs. But the threatened socialism of the XJoyd Ueorg regime aroused him to action and he took the stump for a tour around the country. He went to one town to tell the peopla the seasons why he had beon con verted from a free trader to a tariff re former. The audience amused itself by Interrupting every few minutes with three cheers for Lloyd-George. This annoyed the baron, and he finally gave up without fin ishing his speech-'" Nearly all of the heckling of the, un friendly sort has been directed against conservative speakers. All during the cam paign the newspapers commepted on' this feature with strict party bias. The radical papers were Inclined to think it showed how unpopular, the torles were with tbe people. The tory papers charged that the rowdyism of the liberals was the despera tion bred of fore-knowledge of certain de feat.' Liberal leaders and candidates were charged with hiring men to make a busi ness of breaking up conservative meetings. Occasionally a liberal speaker would be heckled, and then the radicals would, cry out that the liquor trade was plying rowdies with free drinks to get them to Interrupt liberal speakers. But usually everybody seemed td credit all the trouble to "the voice" that Is,' to the British elector In action as an auditor. Every speaker, of course, tries to be patient Under thestraln of the heckling. sometimes a clever speaker can turn a UISCLE HERMAN" IS FROSTY Drexel, the Shoeman, Floats Prof fered Fortune in Spain. - OTHER OMAHA MEN ALSO "COLD Antedllavlan Scheme to Cot Barkers ( Loose from Their Money Tried In Vain by Laiy Chap In Madrid. question to the discomfiture of the heckler, and that makes for peace and order. Again a speaker Is given an opportunity to turn a pretty point by the aid of a chance re mark of "the voice." . Sometimes, It Is whispered, speakefs have been known to arrange with sorae free and unterrlfled heckler for a few Interruptions at Just the psychological moment. For bad as it is to be heckled, It Is Infinitely worse to bo Ignored.' But when Lord Cheylesmore and Lord Donoughmore attempted to plead the case of the peers to an audience In Coventry the heckler reached his climax. He an nounced In tuneful song that he. collectively considered, did not Intend to go home until the following morning. The only local sup porter of the peers was hustled off the stage, but the two noble lords were forced to stay and hear the singing 'for several hours. The British elector with a taste for ex-' citing fun has his inning at election time. And If a peer Is his particular aversion, as seems to be the case, the heckler was happy during this campaign, for never be fore stump In England. If the House of, I,ordn ever gets complete control of the Brltlnh constitution it certainly will knock out the clause protecting the boors and the heck Icjrs. , t nxosBio j. stASsrnr. Tomorrow TKE KISUli BLBOTIOWl - The British psllbinder. t ' , Aaetaev Bxoase. "Why do you delay meeting that fighter? Tou aren't afraid of him, are your' "Afraid T I should say not!" replied the pugilist. Then what's the trouble?" "Well, tol teil the truth. I hold him In such hatred and contempt that I can't bring myself to the, point of getting Into the ring and shakJug hands with him, even as a formality.' celved In Omaha recently from Madrid. Spain, by several leading Omaha people, among whom may be named Herman Drexel, Thomas A. Fry and B. J. Drum mond. - In the .letter to Mr. Drexel the Spanish pi.soner signs himself as Jose Salgado Drexel, and desires the answer to be sent in care of the "good chaplain," Senor Don Juan Manar, Argandadel Rey, Province de Madrid, Espana. v In this Instance Jose Drexel tells that he accumulated his fortune during the dig ging of the Panama canal under Ferdinand de LesBeps. Through the failure of the canal scheme, h"e got mixed up with the laws of France and Spain, and while trying to escape with his beautiful young daugh ter he was arrested at Gibraltar. The secreted draft which is hidden In London amounts "to about tfOO.OOO In. American money, and JoBe propoHcs to his Uncle' Herman Drexel that the latter Is to take charge of the beautiful daughter, educate her, live himself upon the Interest of the tfiOO.OOO and then take one-fourth of It for his trouble. The letter Is a pathetic one, particularly where It refers to the beautiful daughter, and her loneliness and helplessness, and how much she Is in need of the care of her uncle. "Tobos estamos sujetos a errar." That Is an old Spanish proverb meaning that the whole bunch of us is liable to get taken In badly should we nibble at every propo sition that comes out'of Spain. Once again the country la being flooded with letters from some alleged unfor-nates,- who are doing the Edmund Dantes act In some Spanish prison. He Is, as of yore, the possessor of an alluring bunch of almoleons, which Just prior to his arrest he had converted into a draft and de posited In a secret drawer In his trunk, which is in a boarding house In London, so that the minions of King Alfonso can not get hold of the cash. It Is secure. be yond the reach of detectives. There are i-evetal, variations of the story of the modern Edmond Dantes, but one of the favorite plans Is for the writer of the letter from Spain to claim to be a distant relative of the recipient of the letter, through an American marriage of his ma, and that' he wants the recipient to open up a correspondence with him through tho "good" chaplain of. the prison in which he Is confined, In order that plansvmay be devised whereby the secret drawer In the London trunk in the obscure boarding house may be secured, the draft obtained and brought to America, and then the proceeds or a big percentage of them will be dtvidid with the recipient. In Vague Innuendo. These letters are written with a pur- rutualu . . a s i . . I . . .. . . a . A . i . 1 . .. . . .1 ! . . .! " "I"5'..15"' x" thehntent to Imitate certain Spanish piovln- ctallsms in order to give them a semblance of genuineness, but the plot Is as old us and has often- been Omaha's First Skyscraper human credulity. worked In Its' present form. , These first letters are suit merely as a lure. They give In detail the story of the fortune of the prisoner, how he inherited It, his "relationship to the recipient, tells but little why he Is In prison, except to Intimate that he Is a political prlsouW. The recipient. If he bites at the romantic story, will shortly thereafter receive an other letter asking him or her to cough up a hatful of doubloons to meet the ex penses of sending an agent to London or Paris or Tlmbuctoo to get the mysterious trunk. If be sends the stuff, there Is no -third chapter. Letters of this character have been re- .1, pi .. i ' .....ijpeyjpjia.. ji mi j mm, m . ' i. 1 ' I ::::: U&i. t W 3, f 'V .... ' h v, ... i i --!- tf. "-. II".:. i- V1BW OK THE CITY NATIONAL BANK Bl'ILDINO AS IT STANDS TODAT SHOWING HOW IT TOWEKd OVEK ITS BUKKoUNDINUti.