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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1911)
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The Council niuffs Office of
Tl Omaha llem Is at IS
fk ott Ktrrct. Telephone 43.
It. Forwlck for wall paper.
Corrtgans, undertaker. Phone MJ-
Oenuine -Vlctrola, 115. A. Hoop Co.
Xniu Gift Fauble Art Shop.
For authority on watches see IWfert.
FA..-T bKF.R AT KOUURS' BUFFKT.
Woodrlng Undertaking Co. Tel. 3.
Lew la Cutler. funeral director. Phone I".
For Rent-Modern huuM, 73 SUth Ave.
L-very Victor record In atock A.
I lot pa Co,
Printing and binding well done. More
RIO PALK ON FRAMED PICTURES
toriay at Fauble Art Shop.
Found A gold ring. Lyons Head, Odd
Fellows' temple, i hone F-1M42.
Kyes te.ted and giatiees fitted. Leffert.
registered optldans, VjJ Broadway.
We give premium coupon at Tha Puff,
(13 fcroadway. Cigars and tobacco.
Merchants' lunca, 31c. at Tony a oafe.
'. suutn fixth. A good piare to eat.
Picture framed to order for Christ
mas prevents. We do not char, holiday
price. H. itorwlck, 211 B. Main t.
Foreclosure Mia of two horses weighing
l.euo pounds, Saturday. Dec. 1. lil. at
I p. m , at junction of Pearl and Main.
J. C. liaker, agent.
CARVING RKl'R We sell tha celebrated
SHUR-KDGK and KfcKN KL'TTKK
makes. Price up from 1 Ml. P. C. DeVol
Hdw. Co., M4 Bdwy.
William Par and Delia Thompson,
both of Omaha, took out tha only mor.
rlege license Issued here yesterday. They
cava their Met aa 28 and 14. respectively.
If you want Wi.miOW GLAHS call Hell
phone W, Bluff City Glass and Mirror
Worke, 1T West Broadway. Wa make
a specialty of GLAZING at low prloea.
SAM 8NTDEH LOANS MONETT on
household goods, horaes, cattle and all
chattel securities at a big discount of the
usual rates. Oftlo aver ZX) Wast Broad
way. RxcelKlnr lodge No. Jf. Ancient Free
and Accepted Masons, will meet In spe
cie I communication Saturday afternoon
at S o'clock, and evening, for third decree
work. Banquet will be served at thu
close of the aesHjon.
City 8olc1tor Kimball last evening filed
a motion for a rehearing In tha suit of
Charles IC. Carlisle acainat the city. In
which the jury cave the defendant a
verdict of i'-nO. ' If the rehearing Is de
nied It will be carried up to the supreme
W. p. Kills, assistant state accountant,
who la helping hi chief, M. K. Cox,
examine the records In the county offices,
wa suffering considerably yesterday
from the effect of the heavy jolt be re
reived when he attempted to walk on
thin air acrosa a darkened air chute In
the county building and fell Into tha
basement, a distance of about twelve feet.
He was still toiling at bla work, but was
manifestly suffering. '
Mrs, Mary K. Ixiper. alster of Wlllard
Jper, who was killed In the Northwest
ern yards Thursday morning while In the
discharge of his duties aa a switchman,
died at the home of her slater at DM
Fourth avenue, last evening of heart
failure, (the was M year old and had
been an Invalid for four years. Hhe wa
a member of tha Woman's auxiliary of
the Cnlon Veteran legion and the Fifth
Avenue Methodist church. The remains
will be taken to her home, 232(1 Ninth
avenue, today, ghe la survived by her
husband. It. D. Loper, four daughters
and threw eons. Arrangements for th
funeral will be announced later.
Marlua Olson, a youth of 21 year, wa
held by Judge Hnyder In folic court yes
terday morning under I'M) bund a to ap
pear for trial thla morning on th charge
or grand larceny, ma accuser la ma
uncle, Christian Olson. He says th
young man came to hi farm, located
;ut north of the city, and during tha ab
sence of the family found the keyxto one
ut the outside doors, opened It and
searched the place for valuables. He ac
cuses him of going upstair and opening
a trunk In which $V was concealed anil
of taking the money, Th. Incident hap
pened about a week ago, but aufflcleut
proof for the arrest was not scoured un
Article of Incorporation have been filed
by the two local lodge of the Knight
of pylhiaa. which will permit them to
erect a new fraternal building In this
city. The cspltallsation Is fixed at l.tlUH).
which may .be Increased, If a larger and
finer building la decided' upon. The of
liuurs and Incorporator of the associa
tion are: t. A. Moore, president; Clem
F. Kimball, vice presklent; K. J. Abbott,
secretary, and J. B. Whitney, treasurer.
Tha director.- who are to be chosen by
each lodge and three by the etuckhohlers
a a whole, are to consist , for the first
year of Brandt Crocker, C. A. Tlbbltt.
it O. Thomas, Hay .Cook. Hi J. Culver,
D. A. Moore, Clem F. Kluibe.il. J. H.
Whitney arid E. J. Abbott. These nine
together with F. O. Knowles. B. C.
Beaumont, r). J. Bradford and O. M,
Jensen are tha incorporator of th com
Tha first prosecution tinder tha new
autulnobtle ordinance, approved by the
rlty council recently, wa Instituted yea
terday. It Involves th section prohibit
ing any person under 1& year old to
operate n aulomoblie except when ac
companied by th owner. A. il. Read
1 th complainant and tb . youthful
driver la Charles Johnson, a little negro
boy who-he long bean chauffeur for Dr.
o'Kcefe. It waa he who drove tha car
over the little son of Mr. Read last sum
mer. Mr. Read happened to notice the
youth again driving tb car and aaw him
bark It in a rscklusa manner for nearly
half a block at tha Juiiotur of Pearl
and BtOiulaay. Us Immediately went to
th city building and filed tha required
complaint, which wtll prevent the buy
running th machine except when the
physioian Is In It. The lad la so small
that to use the foot brake he la compelled
t alt so low In tha aeat that ha cannot
see over tha radiator, and for thla reason
la said to have many narrow escapes
from avoidable accident.
IT, l. Runkte, steward at tha Iowa Sol
diers' Orphans' home at Davenport, ar
rived In Council Bluff yesterday fur th
purpose of taking back th two boys,
Lddie Patton and Frank Ek-wln. who ran
away from the Institution and hoboed
their way acrosa the state, reechlng here
In a pitiable condition. The Patton buy
feet were ao badly fro sen that he wa
taken Immediately to Mercy hoapilal fur
care and treatment. For a time It wa
feared he would lose the injured member,
but th excellent medical and other care
he received have resulted In restoring
him to a condition that will permit of
him being taken back. Neither of the
youngster have mad any complaint 'of
bad treatment at tha home, but, on th
contrary, both have spoken In the high
est term of th klndnea that haa been
sliown them and the fine home they had.
Tha onlv explanation given waa that both
got tired of tha place and grew ao home
sick that the temptation to run away be
came too strong to be overooni. Mr.
Rujtikl will take them back thla morning.
Una baa been kept at the Creche and the
other la ailli In tha hospital.
tourll Rlaffa Freae Market.
Th following quotations, showing price
paid to producer, ar corrected dally by
William illggeaon, city welghruaater, for
publication In Tha Bee:
) Corn. lUJa per bushel. Wheat iuc
per buabel. Oata. f84;c per bushel, llav
Moose), uttfizw per ton. Alfalfa
uuoaei, iiiwjH w per ton.
A. A. CLARK Cl CO.
lAfln HnnEV on horses, cattle and
1.UIUJ l.aUiitl HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE
aaT Art CXATTXZ, BOVaUTT At OMB-KAZ.P TaTB VUVAX. aVATBg.
Twaaty Ye ef Baeeeaaral Baaiaeas.
COBBSB UAZX ABO BBOAOW.T. 1TM BMBBIOA BZFUS.
MARKS CASE UNDER WAY
'Hike" Nelion of Alma, Mich.,
Narratei Swindling Story. .
ADMITS KNOWLEDGE OF PLOT
Broagbt Oat Fake Herts Hare Ran
n Properly of Street Railway
and ftrrenaon Pasties! Malta
Taking of testimony waa begun yealer
day afternoon in the Marks rase, which
was resumed at the opening of court at
the morning seaMon after an adjourn
ment since Wednesday to permit Attor
ney General Cossnn to attend th funeral
of his father-in-lnw at Indlannla.
Contrary to expectation. Mabray, the
star witness of the attorney general, was
nnt put In the witness chair at the be
ginning, but ona of the "mlkea" told hi
story. The feature of hi testimony
were that the fake horse race wa not
run on tb estate of Benjamin Marks,
but on the property belonging to tbe
street railway company near Manawa,
and that Postofflce Inspector Swenson
was ona of the instigator of the civil
suits brought In the federal court against
Marks, the First National bank, Krnext
E. Mart and J. J. Splndier, and which
were thrown out of court by Judge Smith
Mark la Receive Percentage.
Th greater part of th day wa con
sumed In th presentation, of tbe case to
the Jury. Tho attorney general required
an hour or more to forecast tho vldence,
which, he aald, would show that Marks
and other had guilty knowledge of th
operation of tha 11 a bray gang and wa
to receive a percentage, variously stated
at from t to I per cent, to secure the non
interference of th city and county offi
cial. In an address of even greater length
Attorney John P. Organ told tha Jury
tha defense would sbow that tha con
spiracy alleged wa great enough to
cover the whole country and doxena of
cities, but that the'cunsplrator oould not
have had - the number of local men In
each place In collusion with them unless
they had given up all of the producta of
their ihamel robberies. H Intimated
that Postofflce Inspector Swenson would
ba drawn Into the caae In a manner that
would show ha waa acting outside hi
official duties and that he had not come
here first aa tha representative of the
government, but a an agent of on of
the "mike" In an effort to recover lii
t'ollasloa ta Involve Hart.
Attorney Oeneral Coason vigorously ob
jected to t.s statement, and Mr. Organ
retorted that tha defense would show that
there wa a collusion between Mr. Swen
son and the attorney general for the pur
pose of Involving National Committeeman
Ernest K. Hart, tha First National bank,
J. J. Hptndler and other. Tha attorney
general waa on hi feet shouting hi ob
jection, but Judge Arthur refused th
ruling demanding their exclusion 'from
the Jury. Tha Jurymen evinced great In
terest tn th plrltsd controversy.
Telia gtery ef Lare
Th first witness called wag C. A.
Nelson, a typical down-east Tank, who
aid neow," and "teown." and "I guess,"
with native fluency. He I H year old.
and ha long been engaged In the chattel
loan business at Alma. Mich,, where th
Mabray "steerer" encountered htm. The
old man's shHrpftaured face Indicated
that be waa accustomed to driving sharp
bargains, and he wa led along to detail
th story of how lie was lured to Council
Bluff with the prospect of securing a
big percentage of the money that waa to
be taken from the alleged "mllllonalree"
through conspiracy with tha alleged
He told the atory that every mik hu
told In answer to the question of Mr.
Coason, but ha went deeply Into the moral
aspect of th transaction whan he wa
undrgong cross-examination by Mr. Tin
ley for the defense. In the end he proved
a strong witness for Marks.
Seearlna; the Stake.
He told about coming to Council Bluff
accompanied by hi steerer," 8. Adams,
when Adams had unfolded th chero
to him of th ease with which the Pitta
burgh millionaire could be robbed of
large amount of money. He told of com
ing hare and meeting' the alleged prlvat
secretary, and taiklog over the plans
to rob the confident Plttaburgher. Nelson
admitted that It looked so good te hlrn
that he went back to hi home with the
promt that he would bring back 20,wgo.
Instead he returned with a letter saying
he was a responsible business man. This
was not sufficient for Colonel Mabray
tbe private secretary of tbe Pittsburgh
millionaire, who' wanted ( nothing but
cash. He mad a third trip to Alma,
requiring nearly forty-eight hour con
stant traveling, and cam back with only
ROW. in the ahape of a Chicago draft,
wuicn ne aspotited in th Commercial
National bank In thl city. H admitted
that th conspiracy he entered Into re
quired him to do the betting and that
he bet tha combined capital of himself
and the alleged secretary over and over,
and that he helped to have hi confederate
chosen stakeholder for thl purpos.
3T.0OO ta Jackpot.
Their capital amounted to but $5,000,
and a all bet were In U.OOO block, it
was easy for the stakeholder, located
In an adjoining room, to slip back the
original bunch for lilm to bet over again.
He admitted that, fearing detection, he
suggested that hi draft be cashed In
large bill snd lomt of tb smallar bill
b exchanged for larger and that he
secured a reoes in the betting until he
lipped out to niske th change.
He said their ts.000 was bt o many
times that th Jackpot held H7.0OO, and
than after th usual dlaput about ther
being M)0 short th race was run. II
aid tby all went to the bridge half a
mil north of Manawa and broke th
lock from a gat leading Into th prop
erty of the street car company, where
th alleged race 'was run , on a road
through the field. When Red Leo'
ridr ma fatally" Injured and they all
had to aklp to avoid arrest for "mur
der," ha admitted that he agreed to a
proposition that the secretary-stake-
holder should steal ail of the stake money
and mak his way to Alma, where It was
to be divided evenly. Th witness was
compelled to admit every degree of par
ticipation In the deal that Attorney
Tlnlny could find words to express, and
that he knew all of the time he waa in
a nefarious transaction. The whole thing
aeemed vague and dim to tbe old man
and he appeared to have been completely
hypnotised and helpless.
Bank Merely Cashed Draft.
In re-cross-examlnatlon Postofflc In
spector Swenson' connection with the
civil suit waa brought out. Nelson ad
mitted that he received a letter from
Hwenson, B. B. Wadswortli and N. A.
Crawford advising of the aulta to be
brought against Marks, the First Na
tional bank, Krnest E. Hart, Cashier
Splndler- and others and was told that
he would recelv a percentage of what
ever wa recovered without cost to him
self, and that he signed the petition In
tha suit against th bank. It president
and caahier, when ha never had any
transaction with th bank or any of It
official and with ne other bank further
than cashing hi draft at the Commercial
It looks a If the case would last for
a week or more. The court room was
packed throughout and the audience
keenly enjoyed the retort between the
attorney general and th lawyer for th
Judge Agrees to Let
Tabernacle Be Built
"You have had street carnivals In the
arks for the last dozen or more years
.nd now I am going to let you try a
huroh for a while." said Judaa Arthur
la Nt AVantnV .nnnnKln. 1. 1 il.nl nn
denying the continuation of tbe restrain
ing order prohibiting the association of
church erecting a temporary building
or "tabernacle," for use of the Hart
Magann revival meetings. Judae Arthur
reached thla conclusion after a lot nf
evidence waa taken, both on tha imtnt
of Injury to tha park and endangering
It title. - Judge Arthur also denied the
request for a stay until an appeal could
be taken to the supreme court or fix
the amount of the supersede bnnd.
That the fight to prevent the use of the
park for the purpose designated la not
to be dropped ' wa indicated by the
declaration of Attorney Thomas Q. Har
rison that an application would be made
to the supreme court thl morning for a
writ of certiorari to stop construction un
til the esse could be appealed to the
The matter wa presented to th court
at a special session held laat night. A
large number of local clergymen attended,
together with many of the member of
the committee chosen to promote the
big revival meeting. Th park board
Interposed no defense at all although
President Graham was called to the wit
ness chair by the plaintiff. Ho was
questioned concerning the probable Injury
to tne tree to be Inclosed but declined
to express an opinion, declaring that no
one could tell whether the plan of boxing
them In would prove efficient or not
It was at best an experiment that had
never been tried.
From the evidence Introduced the
was satisfied that the temporary build
ing wouia not affect the title of the
park, and the question turned largely
upon whether th building would b. a
nuisance or not. Descriptions of It
given by the building committee s chair
man, J. r. Hughes, indicated that It
would not be a pretty structure. It will
be 114 feet wide and 140 feet Ions-. eth
feet high at the eaves and eighteen In the
middle, heated by alx fur'nacea with .tn..
Pipes protruding through the roof and
nooroa witn sawdust and shaving.
Emmet Tlnley. Dr. F. T. Seybert and
George 8. Weight, a representative prop
erty owners, testified to th damage that
would be inflicted upon abuttln nron.
erty, all following and acnuleaolnv in
the conclusions of Mr. Tlnley that dam
age would be done by the establishment
of the bad precedent of permitting the
park to be uaed for abnormal purposes.
Both offered to contribute liberally to tho
religious enterprise If It waa located tn
th Auditorium. When the court an
nounced hls'declsion th clersymen and
many other present applauded llberallv.
Th clergymen were represented by W.
H. Klllpack and D. E. Stuart and, th
plaintiffs, which included Mr. Wrlsht aa
tntervenor, by Mr. Harrison. Mr. Har
rlaon said laat night that he would go
to Des Moines this morning and eat a
restraining order from th aupreme court,
if tb order I granted it ' will prevent
the oonatruotlon of th tabernacle by de
laying It beyond the tlra possible for It
WE NOW HAVE on display one of the
largest assortment of Christmas decora
tions, candles, nuts and fruits In the city.
Our nuts are all new atid of the very beat
quality. We handle nothing but Wood
ward's pure candle from lfro per pound
up. Walnut meat, new date and figs.
Our oranges are ripe and price are from
Wo a doaen up. We handle fancy cheeae
such as Edam, each 11.25; pineapple
cheeae. each 60c; Llmberger, per pound,
Be; Wlaoonsln full cream, per pound, tOc.
W handle poultry. Leave your order
now for turkey, geese, duck and chick
ens, today. Dressed chickens, per pound,
i:vc. U Green, 134 Broadway. Tel. 324.
Heal Kstats Trmasfera.
Real estate transfer a reported to The
Bee December IS by the Pottawattamie
County Abstract company cf Council
Uoulia M. Parkele to John F. Wil
cox. swS of 2:-iS, wd I6.W0
Pa rah K. Sutton and husband to F.
M. Clark, lota t and . block I,
Oakland, la, wd ', j,ioo
William R. I-wl and wife to
Irwin R. Lewis, undivided 1-1! of
n4 seS nd s ne and n swV '
ail tn Sfc-74-0. wd , 1,300
Carolina K. Bowman to A. (1.
Lacker, lota 21 and tl. block i,
Terwllllger' addition to Council
Bluffs, la., wd 2.X)
Oeoige F. Keso and wife to A. t)
Wayland, lot 10. block I, Under
wood, la., wd ,
J. I4. Buckingham and wife to II
O. McUee. lot 1&, block 30, Ferry
addition to Council Bluffs, la., wd 1
H. IC. Oould. to 11. tl. McUee. lot 4.
government out lot 3, 13-?-4i wd. 1
William Moore, trustee and wife to
Nloola Kapslinalla. lota 7t and
174, Belmont addition to Council
Bluffa, la., wd jjj
Eight transfera total tlWt
Kxrelalor lodge No. S5a, Ancient Free
nd Accepted Masons, will meet In spe
cial communication Saturday afternoon
at t o'clock, and evening, for third degree
work. Banquet will be served at the
close of the session.
N. T. plumbing Co. Tel. IM. Nlgnt LelTOl
The key to succeaa In business Is tha
Judlcioue and persistent use of newspaper
Mayor and Council
The mayor and city council held an
other secret meeting last night In the ef
fort to sift from the fifty-five saloon
men who have applied for licenses th
twenty-nine that may bo permitted to
run. The ta'sk Is a large one, and the
aldermen are giving It the most careful
attention. In the fifty-one who applied
for retail licensee and th four who seek
wholesale permit much surprise was
occasioned by not finding the name of
Charles I.lebold. He Is the. one veteran
ealoonman In Council Bluffs, who has
for more than twenty-five- years made
an unremitting effort to comply with
the state'a liquor laws. He has never
permitted a slot machine, card table or
dice box In his place, and Intoxicated
men have been barred from buying drinks
80 much interest haa been felt In th
now list of saloon men who represent the
old owners, few of whom can remain In
business, that the entire list is given
J. D. Hchroeder, 101 South Main street.
John ltoennau. West Broadway.
I. Kroll, 1112 West Broadway. ,
V. T. Mooney, 314 West Broadway.
J. Donahue, 932 WeBt Broadway.
Frank Faulkner. !0 McMillan street.
Hani Peterson, 1..2S Mouth Klghth street,
R. P. My re. 1"21 West Broadway.
James W. Casey, 11 North Main street.
Harry 7.. Kosenfeld. 61 South Main St.
M. P. Mergcn, 211a West Broadway,
t'hrl Paulsen, 724 West Broadway,
t'rts J. Anderson, f.17 ri. Main street.
Karl Hoist. MX 8. Main street.
John 1j. McFarland, 826 West Froadway.
Fred Klepfer, 701 West Broadway.
David Mt:8orley, lf12 8. Blxth street.
I. eo o;en, 16 N. Main Street.
8. V. Barnhart,'162 W. Broadway.
J. M. Walklngton, 232 West Broadway.
B. N, Boysen, 100 Houth Sixth street.
F. 8. Crabil), 418 Went Broadway.
Duther H. Chorn, 1029 West Broadway.
W. J. Cook. H0 Vest Broadway.
George H. Wright, Grand hotel.
II. W. Poore. East Omaha.
John F. Osborn, 1028 West Broadway.
R. C. Ktevenson, 2(M0 West Broadway.
C. h Skinner. Fifth and Locust. Uast
C. P. MeConnell. Kit McMillan street.
A. H. Hammermelater, 138 W. Broadway.
Alex Hamilton, 1013 South Main street.
E. i: Thompson, 23 Houth Main street.
James C. Jensen, 600 Hlxteenth avenue.
WllUem Pfaff, 823 Houth Main street.
Chris Anderson. 320 West Broadway.
C. J. 8c anion, GcJ West Broadway.
James P. Croason, 3700 West Broadway.
Watson Ernpson. 1511 South Main street.
C. I,. Perrine. 213 South Main street.
I). 8. Phillips, mi South Main street.
John IJndt, 1021 West Broadway. .
I'leasant lxbb. East Omaha.
C. Thompson, 63 South Main street.
Jake Jessen. 1020 Weat Broadway.
William- Brennan, 00 South Main street.
Charles Eckert, 1023 South Main atreeet.
John N. Bcheffler, K32 West Broadway.
Herb Rogers, Bit West Broadway.
Olenn Johnson, 006 West Broadway,
B. Adrian, 648 East Broadway.
J. F. Jarvis, 225 Main street.
Joseph E. Rosenfeld. 807 Eighth avenue.
C. Oelse. 000 East Broadway.
Hamm Malt company, 1019 Weat Broad
way. Mrs. Henry Schoening
Dies of Pneumonia
Mrs. Katherlna Schoening, wife ' of
Henry E. . Schoening, president ot the
Peterson-Schoenlng company, died laat
evening at her home. 403 South Eighth
street, after a week's Illness of pneumonia.
Mrs. Bchoenlng waa 78 years old. She had
been a resident of his city and county
for fifty years. She was born In Hulsteln,
Germany; and came to thla country when
a young girl. She was an earnest and
helpful member of the German Lutheran
church and was known and loved by a
large circle of friends. Her husband, three
son and three daughters survive her.
The sons are August arid Marquard of
Belgrade, Neb., and Charles of Dumfries,
thl county. The daughter are Mrs.
Emma Schwenser of Belgrade, Mr. Anns
AID and Mrs. Mlnnl Tank of thl city.
I Tha funeral will - be held on Sunday.
"There will be a short service at the
residence at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev.
Mr. llorf of Treynor, pastor of the Ger
man Lutheran 'church. The body win
then be taken to the brick church In the
Plumer settlement, where further serv
ices will be held at noon. Interment will
be In the' German Lutheran cemetery
YOUNG WOMEN AND YOUNG
MEN TO HAVE MEETING
The Young Women's Christian associ
ation and the Toung Men's Christian as
sociation are to have a Joint Jollification
at the Young Men's Christian association
building Monday evening. The commit
teea of balh. associations have been work
ing on the program k.nd It promise to
be very eleven
The "Llterai ball',' In charge of the
young women is to be the first feature
of the evening. This is planned to relieve
all formality and to make every one
have a good time. Refreshments will be
served and then the men will carry out
their part of the program. They call
It an "Inquisition," but the real nature
ot the entertainment Is not known, but
an Interesting and funny time la assured.
The committee are planning for a large
number of young people.
Laat night the evening gymnasium class
of the Young Women'a Christian associ
ation had - their laat meeting before
Christmas In the nature of a party. The
class Is composed of young business
women who are most enthusiastic over
the work given. The early part of the
evening waa spent In playing; games and
later gifts were distributed from a beau
tifully decorated tree' set ablase with
electric lights. Apples and candy were
fitting refreshmente for the Informal
time which waa ao thoroughly enjoyed.
, a per lata fraaa Toylaac1.
Bring th children and see the beautiful
display. A horn free to every child Sat
Folding doll carls, Uk) 11.25 folding doll
carts, with hood. Kc; 32.es folding doll
carts.; with rubber tires and hood, 3l.tJ;
dolls, loo to $3.96; baby bumps. 49c to tc;
M-lnch dollftc; 81-lnch doll, 8c; toy
trunk. So to 33.M; toy pianos, 86c to 33.U8;
rocking horeea. 31-43 to 34 98; Shoo-fly. 75o.
31.43, $1.75; children's diss sets. 39c to 33.98;
boys; Ice skate, 9o; coaster wagonn
12.93; boy' steel wagons, 9O0 fa fl.5; air
rifles, 49o to tl.M, etc. J. Zoller Merc Co.,
100-103-104-106 1 Broadway. Phone 320. -
gatardar Ssrlala la Grerle.
Sugar, 14 lbs., 1 00; strictly freeh eggs.
dot. 3bc: our "Way l'p" flour, none bet
ter t any price, 31.36. macaroni, I pkga.,
!Sc; 2&o Jar maple butter, 20c ; matches,
Per H peck, 10c; peck ginger snaps, 30c;
California fancy oranges, doa 30c t 45c;
Quaker oats, pkg., 3c; popcorn, per pkg.,
10c.; mixed nuts, lb., 30c; holly, wreathe,
Xma trees, candies, nuts, etc J. Zollsr
Merc. Co.. The Big Vptown Stor. 1OO-10.
!4-in. Broadway. Phone 33ft,
REMEMBER THE TIME.
Remember the place. Everybody is
preaching buy eaf ly and make haste. We
have a large ripply of freh ml.ed nut
at 20o per pound: these ar strictly fresh.
We have good candle, h kind that are
pure, from l&o to 30c per pound. Orange
at 2r,o and 3fc per dosen. Layer raisin
at 26c per package. Whole figs In boxes
t 20c. Sweet cider at 33c per gallon.
I: man tree at 28c to 75o each. Grapes,
12t4c. Mincemeat, 16c to 20o per pound.
Bulk chow at 25a per quart. Celery. 5c.
Golden Rule flour, $1.40. The store where
you always get a squar deal. Barrel t
Miller. Tel. 360.
Christmas g prelate. ;
I2.fi.-. carving set, stag handle In satin
lined box. $1.98; savory roaster, 7Sc; range
tea kettle, 2c; boys' wagons, 90c to 11.65;
coaster wagon. $2.98; boy' or girl' sleds,
19c to $1.73; flexible flyer, $2.50 to 34.25; air
rifles, 49c to ll.M, etc. J. Zoller Merc. Co.,
The Big Uptown Store, 100-102-104-106
Broadway. Phones 320.
Iowa Town Utterly
Without City. Water
OSCEOLA, la,, Dec 1. (Special. )
Osceola is experiencing a severe water
famine and the water main of the town
are dry and have been for a month, thu
rendering the sewerage r system of the
town useless. It is said there has not
been rain enough here for the last two
years to keep the ponds at normal
height. The city reservoir went dry
three months ago, but the mains were
supplied for a time by the Burlington
railroad from Ita elxty-flve-acre reser
voir, one of the largest on the entire
ystem, but about a month ago It gave
out and the railroad is now hauling ten
carloads of water a flay Into Osceola for
It own use, for which it pay at a rate
of $1 for 1,000 gallons.
The city is entirely without fire pro
tection and many people fear an epi
demic of disease because of the lack of
ewerage facilities. Guests at the hotels
are obliged to wash with water taken
from bucket. As the city water was
not used much for drinking purposes
there Is not much suffering from that
Iowa News Notes.
CAMBRIDGE Jacob Grossclose. a well-
to-do farmer living south of Cambridge,
committed suicide last night by hanging
himself to a rafter of the barn.
NEWTON Frank Haurh. aced . is
years, waa found guilty by a Jury yester
day of criminally assaulting Amanda La
r ranee, agea u years. J ne Judge may
either sentence him tb the reformatory
for boys or to the state reformatory.
DOON Lyon county went dry yester
day. The saloons have been allowed to
operate since last July by the Board of
Supervisor pending the decision of the
court as to the sufficiency of the petition
of consent. The court has Just ruled that
the petition waa Insufficient.
CRESTON The friends of Prof. Frank
Lester, for thirty-six year a teacher , in
the publlo school of this city and for
many year principal of one of the graded
achools, are putting forward hi name aa
a coming candidate for county superin
tendent on the republican ticket.
CRESTON Many Taylor county farm
As a Gladsome Christmas Gift
Wow, ttsa. oea mlvirw
tyg- that neither taeaa es de
"rVilag to further ong j0y
makiBg; gift, tfct ..ftMt
msrely a. r a lew ,r th, fm.
Be uaaelSth; bay a yiC
TOlVYXOTJtOiA. a tht.g of
ry, a sUc ef beauty. Think
f g Chris tniaa gift that snJlita
the garrleea f Melba, Farrar,
aVrtMiiaann-Halnk, Csuo and
other glerlsus throated ones,
whatever you feel Ilk hearing
then. Think of a beauty aleoe
that servaa as aa orchestra, a
wbtetUagT solelsU a rloUa vir
tuoso or a mooologlat, just when
you WU1 It THAT'S th VIC
TROLAi th onlleet ocUy when
It oemea to oatortalnmant; te
have 00 la yr home signifies
that yoa ar medsrn.
In addlUoa to it tonal glories
a VIC TH OLA. I as handsome a
piece of parlor furniture aa was
ever built. It haa compartment
for tha records. It haa no un
sightly horn. It Is a treasure,
real and rar.
ers are lonlnir their hn from cholera. In
some instances whole henln falling vic
tims to the disease. Farmers in the sur
rounding coi.ntlcs are rushing their herds
to market before they fail nl, and as a
result this section nf the state Is being
left bare ef swine.
BKDFOKD It Is reported that Bedford
county raised the laraest crop of apples
this year In the history of the county.
Thousands of Imrrels of the choicest va
lletles were sold to shlppeis f .r an aver
age of 90 cents per bushel, who sent them
to various cold storage stations. The
sequel is now being experienced in Bed
ford, where the same apples bought bark
by local dealers are being placed on the
market for .5o per barrel, plus the
rreight. and the general belief Is that be
fore the winter la over apples In that
county will be as scarce and as high as
any time last year.
AFTON Tbe I'nlon County Farmers'
Institute opened yesterday at Afton under
the most favorable conditions existing for
years. The good weather and good roads
made It possible for farmers to attend
and a large number were in attendance
at the school day program. The corn
Judging contest was held todiy, for which
b',y"'n ,np "ntJ" under I years were
eligible to compete. Prof. E. L. Stewart
cf Washington conducted the contest and
also lectured this afternoon, hlH subject
being "Farm 'Crops and The!r Relation to
ci, mo. . now we io 1 niims in Klnggnld
County" was the Rubject of E. E. Norrls
president of the Ringgold countv Insulin
Saturday, Profs. Bliss and Marcpllim of
Ames college will Ive addrcssc-a and the
awarding of premiums and sale of prlxe
corn will be held. In the evening a bene
fit play by Creston talent will be given.
t,OOAN According to tho census
bureau Iowa ranks twenty-third In land
f'"8- and fifteen In population among
the states. Harrison county farm prop
erty Is valued st 3t2.407.ono: total farm
acreage, 4o,0)0; 41,2 cattle: I6.SS6 horses;
mules; U2.2S6 hr.gs; 7.0T0 sheep; and
the corn at about Chm.OCO bushels.
.'AN' At the election of the Royal
Highlanders, Logan Castle No. 262, Inst
."hj.his, iuihtih were cnosenu
for the coming year: Illustrious Protector.
.irr. iven ttonoitt; chief counselor. Miss
Maggie Brown; worthy evangel. Mrs.
Itose Adams; past Illustrious protector,
Thomas M. Adams-; warden. Orvllle Mor
ris; sentry. O. W. Baker; secretary
and treasurer. A. W. Blackburn: herald.
Vill Coulthard; pianist. Mrs. will Coult
hard; board of managers. W. U. Coult
hard, Thomia Arthur, nnd I. C. Morris.
One Team Declared
Out of Bicycle Race
NEW YORK, Dec. lii-There were
Just as many spectators In Madison
Square garden tonight a on any other
night thla week, and from an attendance
viewpoint thfs year's six-day bicycle race
will be a record-breaker. Eleven teams
were still in action. Thomas and Stein
were officially declared out of the con
test after 6 o'clock, aa Stein's physical
condition was such that the management
would not let him continue.
Sprints were frequent, but not fruitful
affairs. The beat one was started by
Fred Hill, but Drobach caught him after
a chase which kept up several minutes.
It was a costly effort, for the Laptze
Van Houwaert and Qeorget-Brocco
teams, as each lost a lap.
Saldow of the German team sustained
a fractured rib and painful laceration
on the left side In a fall yesterday, but
this fact was not discovered until today.
His partner, Lorenz, gave him all the
rest he could, but Paldow Insisted on do
ing a fair share of the work and was ap
plauded every time he came upon the
mu 10 t urcnaso a
GEO. t. MICK EL, Manager
FESTAL DECORATIONS BLAZE .
County Commissioners Have Lively j
Time for While.
IN GRAND ISLAND EAGLES' HALL
Governor Aldrtrh and Ross Ilanw
nose Pit Peacefnlly at Sam
Table aad Joke Over Dlf
fereaeee of Past.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Dec. lfi. (Spe
cial.) The flssh of light necessary for
taking the photograph of the commis
sioners' banquet at Eagles' hall last night
was followed by a fire In the paper dec
At first only one or two paper ribbons
were afire. The photographer and one or
two others near him wero tearing these
down and crushing out the little flames.
But the ribbons crossed each other, anil
soon a festoon of them was afire, and a
number of others In the extreme rear of
the hall arose to aid In tearing down the
rest of the paper decorations. At the
speaker's table in the front of the hall.
Governor Aldrlch, Mayor Ryan, and
others urged everyone to remain seated,
the orchestra finally struck up a new
air and in a few minutes all danger wasj
avoided. Only those who had done so
to help remove the burning paper, had
arisen from their seats.
After a fine repast President Kennedy
of the state association, as toastmagter,
Introduced Mayor C. G. Ryan of this city.
The speakers were. In addition to Mayor
Ryun, Senator Placek, Representative
Prince, W. II. Thompson, Roas L. Ham
mond and Governor Aldrlch.
Senator Placek brought down the house
by referring to the very apparent ef
forts of the dove of peace--Govcrnor Ald
rlch and Kdltor Hammond, sitting side
by side, evidently having concluded to
confer with each other verbally in
preference to writing letters. In Editor
Hammond's response on "Our Govern-
ment," , every assault upon him was
answered by a counter-criticism and he
frankly admitted that the governor and
he had ao much In common the drawing
of a public salary particularly that ex
tended Incompatibility was out of ' the
question. Applying himself more seriously
to the subject, the Fremont editor and
Internal revenue collector gave a picture
of where our government Is not so much
In the capitol and department buildings
at Washington as in tho Christian homes
of the country.
Governor Aldrlch spoke of the great op
portunities of Nebraska and referred
especially to the recent results of more
scientific orcharding In thia state. - He
then took up the question of stat rights
as affected by tho Sanborn decision la
the matter of lntra-state railway rates.
Before tbe adjournment of the session
resolution of respect in memory of Joseph
Stanley and J. C. Chambnrlatn of Nuekollg
county, John Ma) one of Madison, Christ,
Roop of Cuming, P. F. Mclnnlnch of
Nemaha, J. D. Grlmer of Polk and W. IL
Graham of Dixon were adopted by a ris
Persistent .overusing Is the Road to
truly - Regal
th Nebraska Cyola Co. when
vr you think of aVICTROLA.
lou are right there, for thl
concern act a distributer for
the Viator Tailing MacMnJ Oo.'
and haa made the Vlctrola oral
west thi' cUon of to
A VICTROLA may had at
from ill to 1300; over JOMOO
records ar In stook; new ones
are here as fast a mad; and
maohlnes and equipment will be
shipped anywhere for cash or oa
easy time payments. Maohlnes
sold on pay menu will not cost
you a penny more than the lowest
cash price quoted anywhere In
America. If you live out of
town you owe It to yourself to
Immediately send for 'Mlckel's
Mail Order Plan" and literature
describing Vlctrola In detail
Io it now there a a world of
pleaavre to a Vlctrola. Get It.
It du you.
Prices $15, $25.
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