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TTTE r.F.H: OMAHA. RATIRPAV. MAY 7. 1010.
K BRIEF CITY NEWS
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Charles E. Ady. General Agent. Omaha,
tor Tour Fin. Tutu In moth proof
aulla. Nominal coat, flhukerts. IS tk liar y
Tom Child T.dB a Sand m. A ton of
clean play (an 1. SI. 60. Sunderland, 1614
Tbara ara fjartral Ways of Baring
The Nebranka Savings und Ian aaocia
lion may. and others. Our tv pays t per
cent per annum. 1U6 Board of Trade,
Lobeck Talks at Cms City Comp
troller Lobeck will go to Crete (Saturday.
, and on that evening will deliver an ud
drees to the Commerrlal club of the Valine
county town on municipal Improvements.
Balloon! Walt On Waathar It wa In
truded to nd up nonie of the meteorolog
Ical experiment balloons from Fort Omaha
Krlday, but the weather Interfered. The
first ascennion will be made as soon as the
weather will permit.
Schoolmaster to Lincoln The Ne
braska Schoolmasters' club wfll hold its
last meeting of the year at Lincoln this
evrnfjA tr. Wolfe of the State univer
sity Vni make an address on "Our Mark
ing System," and the dlscusxlon of his
oer will be 1 d by Chancellor Davidson
Xharae Trial Still On The hearing In
the case of the United States against Theo
dore Khnras, charged with using the I'nlted I
Slats malls for fraudulent purposes, is still
on In the federal district court. The case
is exciting considerable Interest from the
prominence of a number of parties of
Omaha and Lincoln, who Invested In some
(' the stock enterprises promoted by
jMruras. The case will occupy the re
minder o.l the week.
to Listen to
Dolliver and Garfield Head the List
of Speakers at the Big
The program of speakers who will ad
drens the convention of the Northwet
'in Coal Dealers, which meet in Omaha,
June 20, Includes the names of Senator
Jonathan Deliver of Iowa; James R. Gar
field, formpr secretary of commerce and
labor and later secretary of the Interior;
Oovernor A. C. Shallenberger; Thomas L.
Lew-la, president of the t'nited Mine
Workers, and President George Gregory
of the retail association.
The publicity bureau of the Commer
cial club, which secured the convention
for Omaha, has received the announce
ment of the outline of the three days'
program. It is also announced from
headquarters that H. L. Laird has been
elected secretary of the association to
succeed H. G. Reeves, resigned. Mr.
Laird has been assistant to Mr. Reeves,
and was one of those who originally fav
ored bringing this big convention to
Omaha. He Is In Minneapolis now and
will complete the arrangements for the
The organisation has a membership of
10,000 coal dealers In nine states, and the
meeting is being widely advertised. All
the wholesale coal dealers both In the
eattern and western part of the country
are putting advertising matter In their
itihII. boosting the Omaha meeting. The
traveling nin representing the dealers
are also instructed to boost the meeting
as much as possible.
The Coal Dealer, official organ of the
association, gives Omaha a four-page
write-up this month, running some effec
tive views of the city. This periodical
fe'lll be published dally In Omaha during
A Collar Sale
Radically Different Than Any
Ever Held in Omaha
6 Collars for 59c
(Sold by the bx of 6 nly.)
A collar manufacturer, who makes the best advertised
line of collars on the market, come to us with 12,000
boxes of collars, each box containing (J six collars. AVe
accepted them under the condition that he allow us to
sell them without his trade mark at a special price.
These collars are sold in most of Omaha's stores to
day, with the maker's trade mark in them, at 2 for12oc.
They are guaranteed by us to be strictly four-ply,
and the latest prevailing styles, as shown by the above
illustrations. All sizes from 32 to 20, Saturday, at
FA UN AM
1A VEX POUT
Sold Only by the
Mail Orders Filled. Order
by Above Names.
Wo Shall Continuo Our Sale of .
Men's and Young Men's
$18, $20, $22.50 Hand-Tailored
Saturday at $14.50
As previously stated these suits consist of small, or in
some cases, but slightty broken lots of the choicest gar
ments shown this season at $18, $20 and $22.50; and we
now offer them to you at $14.00, solely because the lots
are not complete. This season's correct styles and most
popular fabrics, shades and patterns are all included
amongst the hundreds of suits from which you may
The range of sizes from 34 to 46 provides perfect
fitting garments for men of regular, stout or slim build.
Although we still have a. splendid assortment, we ad
vise you to come early Saturday morning, when we can
give you better attention than during the rush hours
as well as a more complete assortment from which to
make vour selection. These $18, $20 and $22.50 Suits
A Mid-Season Sale of
Men's Spring Hats
$3.60, $2.50 and $2.00 Grades $1.65
This spring has been the best hat season for many years and, of
course', the greater volume of business causes us to have a greater
number of odd and broken lots. "We have gone through our stock
and taken out all of these hats, both soft and stiff shapes every one
of them a new spring model from the most prominent makers in
the country. All go on sale Saturday at one price
$3.00, $2.50 and fl C5 2"
$2.00 Grades at..
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Boys' and Youth's Spring Shoes
When you consider that "Nebraska" Boya' Shoes are more stylish, better fitting
and longer wearing than any In town. It's certainly time you were putting your
boy into a pair of "Nebraska" Boys' Shoes. Our Box Calf and Pinto Calf Shoes, in
lace, button or blucher styles, are made of strong, serviceable leathers in perfect- fit
ting lasts and stylish shapes. They're absolutely unequaled at their prices, which are
Sizes 9 to 13 $1.50
Sizes 13y2 to 2 $1.75
Sizes 22 to 6 $1.98
BOYS' AND YOUTHS OXFORDS. .75c and85c
"The House of
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COAL SUPPLY RUNS SHORT
Strike at the Mines Stops Shipments
to Omaha Dealers.
STEAM COAL DOUBLES IN PRICE
Go Seventy Feet
Union Pacific Headquarters Site is
Pound to Be Underlaid by
Pocket of Quicksand.
Caissons for th foundation of tha new
Union Pacific headquarters. Fifteenth and
Dndrs street, will go down as deep a
seventy feet. In order to have them rest on
bedrock. The company's engineers and the
building contractor! decided to take no
chancea, and It la understood that the bid
of the contractors putting in the foundation
took Into consideration Just such a tre
mendously deep foundation aa will be nec
essary. Thy tests of the ground failed to Indicate
a big' pocket of quicksand which has been
truck In making the excavation. To handle
this deposit properly will require the use
of compressed air locks, as to pump out
the quicksand by hydraulic method might
have serious effect on the foundations of
eaiTe other buildings In the Immediate
LEONARD MAY STAY IN 'FRISCO
Chief Writes that They
Case Agalaat lllm
A letter received by Sheriff Bralley from
th chief of police of fan Francisco con
firms a telegram previously sent with re
speit to the attitude there concerning
Frank Leonard, the holduo man.
"Leonard was capturd here," writes the
chief of police, "following a pistol duel
between Iinard and two pals. We have
a good case against him. but if he should
be acquitted will run him over to you."
Indication Are that While There
la Plenty of Coal for I ae In
Homes, Steam Coal la
Omaha faces the possibility of coal
shortage in June.
On account of the strike at the mines
that supply Omaha dealers, shipments of
bituminous coal are not being made and
the supply on hand in the yards of the
Omaha dealers has dwindled until .there Is
hardly enough to last thirty days.
This only effects the users of what is
termed as "steam coal" coal that Is used
to run the big manufacturing plants of the
Plenty of coal Is available in Omaha for
domestic use In the households.
Omaha gets most of its coal from the
mines of southern Kansas, Iowa and Illi
nois, and with the present strike on, with
no Indication of a settlement, the large
users of fuel for power are liable to be
up against a serious problem within a few
Some of the big plants of the city have a
supply on hand, but the dally drain upon
these resources Is making the users stop
and consider the situation seriously.
No shipments are being received by the
dealers of the city who have contracts to
furnish fuel to the big Institutions and
It is not known when a supply can be de
Price Nearly Doahlea.
The price of coal used for power has in
creased from 50 to 100 per cent since the
first of April and there is no encourage
ment offered that this price will be low
ered. In fact, from the present status of
the situation It Is thought that the market
will have an upward tendency. On April
first the price of "steam coal" was quoted
at Jl per ton at the mines, hut today the
price ranges from $1.50 to 12.00, with the
supply snapped up a awtfii as obtainable.
The C. AN. Hull company has about B.0O0
tons of coal on hand for use of those con
cerns which use steam coal, but under the
present conditions where no shipments are
received this is not expected to last but a
few days. Other wholesale dealers are In
the same predicament and look for a coal
shortage before the strike of the coal
miners Is settled.
R S. Swift, manager of the wholesale de
partment for the C. V. Hull company, eaid
Friday morning that a coal shortage In
Omaha was Inevitable. He saUl his com
pany was well supplied with coal for do
mestic use, but that they had little on
hand for the use of the big manufacturing
plants that depended upon "steam coal"
for their fuel.
"We have 5.000 tons of 'steam coal' on
hand, but that Is a mere drop In the bucket
when a real shortage comes," said Mr.
Swift. "There Is no Indication that we will
receive any shipment from the mines for
some time and can depend upon nothing
until the strike of the miners is settled.
The big concerns of the city u.e an enor
mous amount of coal and our little handful
will mean nothing when the crisis comes."
Other wholesale dealers are In the snme
predicament and do not encourage the be
lief that there will be any relief until the
troubles between the mine owners and the
miners are settled.
Flees from Food,
Laborer Goes Hungry Because of Ene
mies To Cure Him with Hyp
notism and Food.
"We All Ain't
Got No Census"
Special Enumerator Runs Into Be
nighted Family, Chicken Coop
and Two Bulldogs.
time o' night
"We hain't got no census,
want come round hesh dis
to take our census for?"
It was an old colored woman who spoke.
The regular enumerator for that district
had made nlno fruitless calls at the house
and gave the project up of getting the peo
ple of that house on the Omaha census
Then a special census agent was sent
out, and It was only after five calls that
he managed to secure an entrance to the
house. To do this he had to crawl through
a hole In a .chicken coop to get Into the
house through the kitchen, as the occupants
refused to answer any calls at the front
The special agent made his final descent
on the premises at 9:30 Thursday night.
There were three occupants in the house,
an old colored man, his wife and a young
When asked why they had refused to
answer the door, the woman said she
thought the man waa an assessor and that
they had nothing to assess. They at first
refused to answer the questions of the
enumerator, until he showed them his offi
cial badge and told them of the probability
of their arrest by the United f-tates mar
shal unless they answered the questions.
After positively asserting that they had
nothing to census, the old woman pleaded:
"We's only awful poo" folks. We don't
count anywhar. What you want take our
census for? I don't know how old I Is.
I was bo'n down In Tennessee. My ole.
man he cum from Virginny. We hain't
got no acg'catlon. Kaln't read or write.
We's Just poo' folks, dat's all. What you
want to take our census for?"
In order to get Into the house at all
the special enumerator had to make
friendly acquaintance with two big. white
bulldogs. But he succeeded finally, and
the result of his persistence was that three
more people were added to the population
BURGLAR IS FRIGHTENED AWAY
Private Watchman Is on the Job and
Thief fiets Nothing for
Disappointment and quite a scare was the
portion of a burglar who entered the tailor
establishment of Olson & Fugerson at 1609
Farnam street Thursday night. Private
Watchman Marvin surprised the thief In
the store and pursued him before the man
had succeeded In taking anything.
Gotto Got to
Go to Trial
Signor Giovannibatista Juggles with
Name to Escape Prosecution
Gotto Jeobatispo if that is the right
name to use Is on trial after a short delay
In district court on a charge of cutting a
fellow countryman with Intent to wound.
Uncertainty about the name of defendant
comes through a plea In abatement filed
in hla behalf by his attornny, J. C. Kinsler,
and overruled by Judte Es telle.
This motion to quash the Information la
based upon tho statement that the pris
oner's real name is "not Gotto Jeobatispo,
but Glovannlhatista Gotto, or as sometimes
written in the Italian way with the 'sur
name' first Gotto Giovannibatista."
The report made to the comptroller
under date of March 29, 1910, shows
that this bank has
Time Certificates of
paid on certificates running for twelre
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Obsessed with the Idea that he Is pur
sued by a squad of poisoners who would
take his life, John O'Hara, a laborer. Is
fleeing from his Imaginary foes. Meanwhile
tr. K. A. Bishop, police surgeon. Is laying
in ambush with a stomach pump and a bot
tle of malted milk with which to save the
starving man's life.
For three days O'Hara has been suffer
ing with his fear of death from poison.
For these three days he has eaten nothing
but a few crackers which he bought at a
grocery store while In hli maddened flight
about the city.
I Several times tho unhappy man has
I seated himself In a restaurant expecting
to eat a meal In peace, only to have his
: ghostly pursuers show up.
j O'Hara appeared twice at the police sta
tion 10 hbk tor aia, Dut Doth limes It so
happened that the surgeons were out on
emergency calls. He has beseeched tho
chief of police to save him from the
poisoners and even attempted to get to
the mayor with h'.s troubles.
"There Is Just one thing to save the
man's life," said Dr. Bishop. "That Is a
large and copious dose of auto-suggestion,
accompanied, of course, with a proper
quantity of substantial food. The food is
merely an Incidental to the treatment in
dicated in such cases, but he won't be ably
to get along without It."
O'Hara Is a laborer, who until a few
days ago was In the employ of a construc
tion company working on the Fairmont
CLUBMEN READY FOR SEASON
Field flab to Be Foruiallr Opened
with Snorts and Dane on
The Field club will formally open Its
doors for the season of 1M0 Saturday after
noon. In the evening a dinner and dance
will be gKen for the members.
The only athletic event that has been
planned for the opening day la a golf game
which will be a match play against bogey
with handicap, best score for one round. A
number of entrlea have been made for this
match and if tha weather permits some
good plays Is looked for, aa a number of
entrants have been on ths links since the
opening of th spring weather.
Sale Omaha Has Ever Known
A.t Our Douglas Staset Store
We Open Saturday Our Annual
Great May VVsiIt Sale
Promptly at 8 Saturday, on the
first floor of our Douglas Street
store, we will start Our Annual
May Sale of Waists.
We absolutely will offer the bicmest
Waist bargains ever offered, and we have no
hesitancy in saying that this will be the big
gest Waist sale Omaha has ever known, and
the thousands of women who have been wait
ing for this bargain event will not be disap
pointed. Don't be misled by others who will try
to follow us. We have made these sales
famous by selling as we will Saturday.
of BEAUTIFUL NEW WAISTS
In Scores of Pretty Styles, hiciuding All Sizes, at the Biggest Bargains Ever Offered
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