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THK HKK: OMAHA. SATURDAY. PF.CFiMBF.il 1(5. 1HU.
TROUBLE IN THE BEAR PIT
WOMEN PAY1NGCHURCH DEBT
Frofits of Bazaar Salei Are Applied
1 to New Buildings.
CHRISTMAS GOODS DISPLAYED
BOYS WILL ESCHEW TOBACCO
President of Wool Growers
Parents of a Puny Policeman
Russia's Excuse for Seeking a Meal
of Persian Lamb.
' SHTJSTEB, AND HIS YANKEE AIDS
i '. 1
Bif MtM ( the AnirrUnim Mho
! Have ltrTrnlrd Old M ..rid .rW
j In .hronkcn Kmplrc of
Giv Plcdgo Not t9 Emoke on HigU
REQUEST MADE BY TEACHERS
Itndenta Also Give Their Oalataa
s tn the I of ta "Wm!1"
Athletlo Leasers laoof
.North Mile Christian, tkirrh of Hood
Miepherrii and Lone Aee
Women Oondsrt Ins
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v v - w - r -.
A yrmn Amorlrati who started' In
business lire ns a Htpnofrrnpher hus for
the Inst fix months heon besting lte
Vwmest diplomats of Kurope and AAA
at thoir own same. He Is William Mor
gan Shunter, jioI' S4. Ilia' official title
Is treasurer-Rcneral of the Persian em
pire. He is practically the receiver for
that almost bankrupt country. He has
four other young Americana an hla aids,
i The situation which has made Shuater
ft world fiKuro la one of the most dra
matic of modern times. Russia. KtiRlanrt.
Germany. Turkey pretty nearly every
country of Kurope wants a slire of Per
sia. Russia and Knxland especially have
been IntriKulnt? there for years. Sore
than once Russia and Kntcland have been
on the verpo of war. In 1007 their open
enmity was brought to 11 11 end. it vai
thought, by an agreement limiting their
respective spheres of Interest. Russia
took the Persian provinces aloiin her owa
frontier and Great Hritaln those alonK
the Afghan border. The Russians con
trol valuable trade routes to the Cas
pian sea and the English those to the
Persian gulf. Kiipiands acquisition
forms a buffer between Russia and he
vaet empire of India, which Russia has
ooveted ever since England won It.
The financial control of Persia means
Its political control. Neither Russia nor
England would consent to the other hav
ing the key to Persia's somewhat de
pleted treasure chest. So Persia was
advleed to look for financial advisers
from ome neutral state, like Switzer
land. The Persian Parliament were al
most unanimous in the opinion that the
reconstructive talent should come from
the United States. lAst
.department and the Persian charge
j d'affaires at Washington picked Mr.
Shuster and his four assistants to i-eor-anlM
the finance of that ancient em-
Vireu Shuster and - his men have had
I trouble ever since. One reason for the
.Persians feellns that he Is not altogether
a foreigner Is that there la a city tn
j Persia called Shuster.
j College Training.
This youngster, who has one of the
j biggest contracts In the world on his
hands, was born In Washington, D. C, In
877. His parents live there still. As
. a boy he went to the Central High school
and was colonel of the school's cadet
.regiment. After graduation Shuster
spent two years at Cofumbia university.
I taking special courses In law, political
economy, higher mathematics, languages,
, etc. He did not seem to have any par
ticular course in life mapped out, but
i studied those things that he liked the
(best. He took his degree In law. While
In' school he studied stenography and be
came an expert.
After Shuster had finished his course
,at Columbia he went back to hla home at
Ihe; federal capital. His first Job was
as a stenographer in the War department.
JVhen the Spanish-American war broke
out he was pecking away at a typewriter,
like hundreds of other government em
plojes. Vnlike his fellows, . however, he
was; displaying, even at i, such marked
ability that his superiors were taking
notice of him, When the commission that
had charge of the evacuation of Cuba by
the Spanish government and troops was
appointed Shuster was made assistant
secretary. He was then a little more
The evacuation conmlsclon finished its
work and went its way. Shuster remained
I In the Cuban customs service. He stuck
there three years and when he got
through was special deputy collector
of customs for Cuba, Klihu Root was
I then secretary of war. This was In 1901,
and Shuster was 24 years old. A collector
' of customs for the Philippines was
I needed. It was one of the big administra
tive bureaus of the government's colo
nial possessions. Shuster was chosen
I through Mr. Root's Influence. Shuster's
j work thare was not the easy Job It is in
1 the United States. He had to revise the
Philippine tariff laws, reorganise the
customs service and enforce the Immigra
tion, navigation and registration laws
In all the Philippine islands.
Five Years In th Philippines.
This was a big job for a man of 24, or
on e of any age, but Shuster succeeded
Just as well in that. He was at It five
years, and It is said his 'department was
the bust administered In the Islands.
liven today there 1b hardly a newspaper
that comes from the Philippines that does
not contain some admiring reference to
the work that he finished eight years
ago. Mr. Taft was (secretary of wur in
l'JOS, and by his recommendation Shuster
was put in charge of the organization of
the educational system of the islands,
with the title of secretary of public in
struction. He was also a member of the
Philippines commission, which was then
tli sole legislative body of the Islands.
Mr. Shuster had charge of the bureau
of education and the employing of nearly
11,000 American and Filipino teachers; he
was the responsible head of the entire
prison system; he managed the bureau
through which all the supplies for the
government of the islands were pur
chased; he had charge of the bureau of
printing and the Philippine Medical col
lege; he organized 'the Government uni
versity in the islands. It is now known
as the Philippine university. All this
work seemed Just "pie" for young
Shuster. He had some spare time on his
hands, and became largely responsible for
the codification of all the American leg
islation affecting the Philippines, cover
ing a period of ten years. Ho was chair
man of the code committee of the Philip
pine commission. He finished the most
of bis work in UV7.
After Shuster had cleaned up every
thing In the way 'of work in his line in
the Philippines he decided to return to
Washington and practice law. He gave
up a lucrative practice to take his place
as treasurer general of Persia labt ilay.
The four young men who were chosen
to accompany Mr. i-'huster to Persia and
aid him In tho financial reorganization
of that tottering empire were all friends
of ojs who had made records for ability
and hard work. Frank K. Cairns, who
Is the Persian director of taxation,
worked with Mr. Shuster in both Cuba
and the Philippines. C. L. McCaskey, the
Inspector of provincial revenues for Per
sia, Is of the same age as Shuster. Ralph
W. Hills had no colonial experlencs be
fore going to Persia as supervisor ot
auditing and accounts. Ha Is a native
of Cleveland. O. Bruce Q.iVUkey. the
Inspector of taxation for Persia, is ths
youngest of the five-only years of age.
A - '
FRANK R. QOODINO, FORM Kit GOVJiRNUlt OF IDAHO.
The women of the North Side christian
church are holding their Christmas bsr.ar
this year to help pay for their new church
at Twenty-second SDd t.othrop streets,
where services will be held for the first
tlinetiext Sunday. The North Side church
Is one of four displaying tlielr wares at
thn big Christmas fair In the rotunda of
the Pre building. . .
Mrs. P. V.' Painter Is president rf the
Ladles' AM society nnd Mrs. C. A. Man
gum is chairman of the basar. At. the
fancy work counter are Mrs. J. O. Crom
well and Mrs. C. 8. Marshall; children's
clothes, Mrs. .1. A. Williams and Miss
I.owrle; apnuis and comforts. Mr. K. C.
Williams.. Mrs. M. K. I.:r!ghtw!l and
Miss Josephine I.owrle; pantry booth,
Mrs. R. 11 Ilc.vlley and Mrs. Hrt Cham
bers; candy, MIhs Pearl Fmalle)'. MIks
Grace Grant. Miss Anna Peterson and
Miss Claire Whlttaker. ,
At tho sale held by thn Ladles' Aid o
clely of the Church of the Good Shepherd
Mrs. Ira Marks Is president; Mrs. Mont
gomery Harris sells aprons; Mrs. A. R.
lily presides at the doll Imoth: Mrs. H. R.
Gould has charge of tho fancy work;
Miss Reatrlce Willis, Miss Mildred Marr
and Miss Ruth Gould dispense candy.
Increasing; llollrflntr Fasid.
The Aid society of the I.owe Avenue
Presbyterian church of which Mrs. H. M.
McClanahan is prexldent is plunnlng to
help pay the debt on the church. Mrs. G.
W. llervey Is at the doll counter; Mrs. A.
O. Peterson and Mrs. J. M. Patton, house
hold goods; Mrs. G-orge 1'anion and
Mrs. A. M. Tampany, rugs; Mrs. C. I..
Vance and Mrs. C. U. Hutchinson, aprons;
Mrs. J. M. I-eaelu fancy work; Mrs. J. M.
Smeaton and Mrs. George Marshall, bags.
Aprons and comforts are the stieclal
articles in the sale of the St. Matthew's
English Lutheran church. Mrs. L. R.
Snyder Is president of the Women's so
ciety of the church. Her helera at the
bazar are ' Mrs. Q. W. 8nyder. Mrs.
Mrs. !V. A. Spenqer, .Mrs. A. L. Johnsotl
Shuster and his aids had hardly got
their trunks unpacked in Teheran before
there was trouble brewing. Mr. Shuster,
in his capacity as treasurer general,
signed checks for disbursements. Several
other persons had this privilege before
that, and they resented giving it up. The
Belgian director of customs was one. The
Miecks he slgued on the Imperial Bank of
Persia, in defiance of the orders of par
liament after Mr. Shuster's accession,
came back marked "N. d." The Belgian
backed by the Russian minister, made an
awful to do over It. Tbe Belgian em
ployes in the custom house walked out.
The Russian minister declared emphati
cally that he would introduce Russians to
administer the customs before he would
submit to Mr. Shuster's .single-handed
control. The bank's and Parliament sup
ported Mr. Shuster enthusiastically, and
the Russian minister took the count jn
the first round.
Mora trouble followed when Shuster ap
pointed Major C. B. Stokes, the British
military attache at Teheran, as the head
of an expedition against the deposed
Shah, and also as the head of the treas
ury gendarmerie. . This disturbed Anglo
Russian relations immediately. Then Mr.
Shuster seised the property of the ex
Shah's brother, who was also a fugitive
with his eyes on the throne. The Rus
sian consul opposed this action, saying
the property was mortgaged to the Rus
sian bank, and backed up his assertion
with hla company of Cossacks. ) Shuster
let the matter rest over night and then
sent 100 gendarmes under an American
officer. Tliey got the property. It turned
out subsequently that the Russian bank
had no claim whatever.
The middle of last week the czar Him
self began issuing ultimatums against
Shuster, Who had outpointed the Czar's
representatives. A few days ago 4,000
Russian troops were massed along the
northern border of Persia, ready to lu
vade and on the 19th of this month Rus
sia severed diplomatic relations with Per
sia.' Next came the news that Persia had
satisfied the czar temporarily with an
apology; This was followed by Russia's
peremptory demand for Schuster's removal
in which England has acquiesced, reject
ing Shuster's appeal for fair play for ths
Persians. New York Press.
FORMER JEWELRY SALESMAN
BROUGHT IN POLICE COURT
All Harriman Men to
Be Moved Monday
By Monday morning, the old headquar
ters building of the Vnlon Pacific at
Ninth and Far nam streets, will be with
out a tenant. The order fixing Saturday
as a final moving day has gone out and
the Saturday half holiday will mark the
The packlnr of books, papers and docu
ments In tho office of W. II. Anderson,
auditor of freight accounts, will begin
tonight and Saturday afternoon the mov
ing will begin, continuing all Saturday
night and Sunday. When tbe 200 clerks
report for duty Monday morning they
will occupy the whole of the ninth and
a portion of. the eighth floor of the new
' W. H. Anderson's department Is the
largest of any of the Union Pacific and
some idea of Its magnitude can- bo re
alized when it is stated that If the rec
ord cases were place one tier high, they
would form a continuous row one mile
and a quarter long.
The records of the. passenger depart
ment are being packed, and will be trans
ferred from the old ti the new building,
the intention being to havo everything
in readiness for work Monday morning.
The school of instruction', formerly lo
cated In the Brandels building, which
moved last night, is pretty well settled
and today Manager Buell and his clerks
are at work aa usual.
STATE TREASURER GEORGE
RETURNS FROM TEXAS TRIP
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 10. (Special.)
State Treasurer George has returned from
a pleasure trip to Texas. He visited
Francltas. a new town in which many
Nebraskans are Interested, and found all
the Nebraska landholders in good spirits.
He also visited Brownsville, on the bor
der, and says It is a very modern city,
but Just across the line the Mexicans are
100 years behind the times.
(From a Staff Correspondent.) ,
LINCOLN, Neb., lK-c. U (Special.)
WllliamF. Rugg, a former salesman In
the Jewelry department of Miller & Paine,
faced Police Justice Rlsser this morning
to answer charges of grand larceny.
Rugg admitted he bad taken property that
was not his own. The gray-haired father,
George Rugg, a prominent business-man
of Holdrege, at directly behind wrih
Thn 1iev to success In business is the
Judicious and persistent use of newspaper
Nats to Crack,
Populsrlty depends upon how well you
treat your friends and how often.
Low spirits often follow In the wake
of a high liver.
. Some men never get religion till they
have tried everything else.
It's a chvap sport who is' really most
expensive to his friends.
The things we don't have to do are fre
quently the th'.ngs we do best. 1 ,
There isn't anything muah more of a
misnomer than a comto postcard. New
MeGoortf Knocks Oat KchmMt,
NEW YORK. Uec. 14 Eddie MeUoorty
of Oshkosh, Wis., knocked out Connie
Schmidt -of Hoboken. N. J.. In the fifth
round of their scheduled ten-round bout
at the National Sporting club tonight.
Schmidt substituted for Buttling Rill Hut.
ley ho telegraphed the club tonight that
ho would be unable to fight, owing to
an injury to his hand. MeUoorty was not
forced to extend himself at any stage of
Reserve Grand Champion
BTF-KH-HF.D AND KXHIRlTEn BT Til E I N I V KRHIT V OF NEURAHKA-HK
li.ri TMH IMSTINCTION OF BF.INfl THE BKHT HTFER IN AMERICA OF
ANY AUH ok HRKEb. Ad THE iitiAHii CIUili'lON WAa SLAUGHTERED
AFTER 1HE eilOW.
MR. AND MRS. MOSES P. MORRIS.
Esm Morris, Omaha's lightweight po-
llcernan. has Just received frm London
the story of the celebration of tho fifty
second wedding anniversary of hin father
and mother, Moses P. Morris. The father
I hale and hearty veteran of the
Crimean war. being now M years of age,
while his wife Is 78. They were guests of
honor st a considerable gathering of
friends on tho occasion of their wedding
Thomas Fayrea, MIks Gertrude Worrall,
and Mrs. Sylvia Htough.
DEPUTY IS HELD FOR
John Oewold. a special deputy at the
, ' t . 1 . . . 1 . 1 )w. 1 ... wna b i.r , I r i.
rrhlrtecnth and Dodge streets for dis
charging rirearrua in the city limits. s-m-old
emptied the contents of a forty
five caliber revolver Into the air and one
shot went through the root of a lunch
room at Thirteenth and Douglas streets
and narrowly missed striking Evrret
Washmore. the proprietor. Oswold's case
was continued In police court until Mon
ITALIAN TROOPS OCCUPY
TRIPOLI. Dec IV Ths Italian troops
took pomeaiilon yesterdsy of thn oasis
of Tadjura, consisting of several small
villages, eight miles along the roast to
the east of Tripoli. The Turkish troops
and the Arabs retired befors ths srrlval
of the Italian column. It Is believed the
Turks have Joined the main body further
Inland, but precautions have been taken
by the Italian commander to prevent a
Ths key to success In business Is ths
Judicious and persistent use of newspaper
F.very mgli school lad made a standing
pledge this morning not to smoke or to
have any smoking material In bis hands
on ths school premises or within a radius
of two blocks of the school In the future,
thn Idea being Inaugurated through tho
efforts of Principal McHugh, who called"
a meeting of all the boys tn the aaserasly '
mom for the purpose of settling tbe to
bacco habit which has bscoms so prsva'
lent at the school.
Not until after aha had spoken on ths
subject herself, had called upon Prof. C.
E. Reed and Prof. J. F. Wootery of ths
faculty for their opinions ot ths smoking
habit, nnd several students had given
their Ideas of settling ths problem, was.
the matter decided upon, and whan MM
McHugh railed for a standing pledge of.
honor every one of ths 409 lads In ths '
room arose to his foet.
In his talk on the "weed" habit Prof.
Woolery solemnly averred that during '
his whole life all ths tobacco h bad
ever smoked could be bold In his two
hands. Prof. Reed and Principal lie
Hugh both tried In their talks to tm-
press upon thn boys the Importance of'
upholding a good reputation for the high
school and that smoking would reflcr ,
much upon the local status of the schoof.
Both agreed that while wearing thalr
cadet uniforms the lads should never be
seen puffing the "weed."
Dave Hownion, captain of this year's
foot ball team; John Uldeon, right end ;
on the eleven this season, and Richard
Hallman, captain-elect for next year. all.
gave short talks on the smoking evil '
and Its relations to athletics, especially
of deadly microbe occurs when throat
and lung diseases are treated with, Dr.i
King's New Discovery, too and fl.00. Far,
sale by, Beaton Drug Co.
Xey to tho Situation Bes Want Ads.
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' Billy Eourke needs the money, and is cutting prices in December think of
it, in December. People who have traded at Eourke 's Clothes Shop ENOW the
VALUES are here; they ENOW these reductions are bona-fide.
SALE of BENJAMIN CLOTHES NEVER BEFORE
EQUALED IN, WORTH AND VALUE-GIVING
$20 Oults and Overcoats
Included is every new 'stylo and fabric in the stock; blue and
black staples; diagonals, eergesworsiedg, vicunas and chev
iots. Suits in all models; Belted Overcoats; all the good
styles; almost every Benjamin model for 1911-12. Reduced to
S22.GO Suits and Overcoats ,
From day to day, week in and week out, for any uso that you care to" put them
to for work or play these garments will more than satisfy
you. They are as sturdy as a rock, wonderfully artistic in $
design and tailored from fashionable fabrics by men who ex
cel in their craft. Regular $22.50, now ,
$25 Suits and Overcoats
Our reputation for value-giving is in a largo measure built on
tho full worth of our $25 garments. Many of our best-dressed
men never pay more. At this sae our $23 values, which in
olude every good style, reduced to
$27.80 Suits and O'coats
.Why not dress well? These are the real
Benjamin $27.60 Suit and Overcoats.
Style, Quality and Kit guaranteed. You
will feel more aatlsfled with yourself If
your clothes are benjamin Clothes. At
this sale. tbe price U
$33.00 Suits and O'coats
These contain the highest known qual
ity of fabric and tailoring. They
are designed and made In New York, the
style hub of the universe. 133.00 Is their
real value we are now asking
S40.00 Oults and O'coats
This Is a line of exclusive styles designed to meet with ideas of men of most discriminating taste; the
finest custom tailors cunnot sumus our faiiiHvss ararmeuf. though thpv would ask a urice at least
twice as much. Priced
W'e are amply Me ti wait oil you without delay; our service is Idenilcal during; this sale with the careful attention we always gl
$30.00 Suits and O'coats
We have always shown every good
garment made at the $30.00 price.
These offerings ot the reduced price are no
exception. They are all here, but tbe price
$35.00 Suits and O'coats
Beautiful is the word for these gar
ments. You men of Omaha who
have worn them, know this. The range of
models, fabrics and colorings Is almost 11m-
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