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11 IK !U:H: OMAHA, SATtlUDAV. DKCKMUKK J.?, p.m.
Governor Deposit! it in the Office of
Secretary of State.
DOES NOT SECURE PETITION
IWIoV. to l.rt Piling and Official
Record Stand and Makes Xo State
unit MrCook Protrata on
rbone It a ten.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
MNCOL.N, Dec .-(Special Telegram.)
Governor Chester Jl. Aldrlch late this
afternoon changed his mind about wait
ing until next week to make his filing aa
republican candidate for governor and
deposited his declaration with the sec
retary of state that he was a republican
and that he would be a candidate for re
election as governor and asked that his
name be placed on the primary ballot.
The nomination was filed on his own
declaration and not by petition of elect
ors, At on time he contemplated issuing a
statement In connection with his filing,
hut today announced he would let the
filing and his . official record speak for
him. for the time being, at least.
The filing Is also taken among the
politicians to settle the rumors he might
enter the senatorial race.
The citizens of McCook have filed with
McCook Telephone Protest,
the railroad commission a complaint al
leging that telephone rates in that place
re excessive. The rates are $1.60 for- a
residence party line, $2 for an Individual
line and IS for business telephones.
It Is alleged the rates are 83V4 per cent
Aaylam Farmer Sella Swine.
The farmer at the LJncoln 'Insane
asylum today sold seventy-five hogs
which averaged 240 pounds each, Lent
year th easylum sold 18,000 worth of hogs,
but the amount this year will not be so
great, though the number sold will be
about the same. The hogs today brought
$6.10, while laat year some erouht as
blgh aa $10. j .
f Cupid Again Busy
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb.. ' Dec.
(.Special.) Guy Davis : Qrlffith and Miss
Alalia Wissler of Splcer were married in
. this city last evening.
Mack Collier, a mi'tnber of the Nebraska
City base ball team of 1910, who since
lias been In tho employ of the Morton-
Gregson Packing company, was married
last evening to Miss Louise Bueis, daugh
ter of Chris iiOesH, democratic candidate
or sheriff this fall and one of the leading
Jkrmera ot this aeotlon, They win make
this city their home. '
Albert WeUfield. a traveling man with
headquarters at Chicago, and Mips Myrtle
Mackay ot Wrwolji were married In this
city last evening: They will make Lin
coln their home Icr the present. ;
UUdl tJlUfcCnviayna rims
Drives Away Man
Who Attacked Girl
SITHEUUND, Nt-b., Deo. 2J. -(Special
Telegram. ) In the absence of R. H. Calll
han. watchman at the Union Pacific
supply yards at O' Fallon, three mllej east
of Sutherland, last night, the car In
which Mrs. Calllhnn and her 12-year old
daughter were sleeping was entered by a
man. The cries of the daughter awoke
Mrs. Calllhan. who rushed to the girls
assistance. The Intruder ' then struck
the girl with a cleaver and floored the
woman. The later, who is quite fcusky,
managed to get the better of him in o
rough and tumble fight and he took
flight receiving a blow, from the cleaver
as he fell out the door. The man who
attempted the a?eault Is said to have
been employed as a laborer by the com
pany. He made his escape In the dark
ness after a mix with men who were at
tracted by the noise. The cut by the
cleaver on the girl's back Is not of a
serious nature. Both are 111 '' from the
shock. . .
BROKEN BOW MAN ATTACKED
BY FORMER EMPLOYE
BROKEN BOW, Neb., Dec. 22 (Special
Telegram.) James Thomas, proprietor of
the steam laundry here, was assaulted
this afternoon by Lowell Adair, an ex
balloonist. Adair, who had previously
been working for Thomas, wa let out of
his Job last week, and today, it is al
leged, that he went Into the laundry,
caught Thomas unawares and struck him
from behind, knocked him down and then
kicked him in the face and side, break
ing his nose and, U Is thought, fractur
ing some of the ribs. Adair was ar
rested at his home by Sheriff Kennedy
and taken before Judge G. Schwlnd, who
placed him under $400 bonds to appear
January 2. The ballonlst failed to secure
bonds and 'was placed iu Jail. On two
previous occasions when Adair had beon
In trouble Thomas had gone on his bonds.
Adair gives no reason for the alleged as-eault.
expert;, : accountant
6ROKEN BOW, Neb., Dec. -(Special.)
The Board of County -Supervisors,
in aeBeioh this. Week. Jia tly expert ac
countants befoi-p Jhem who were anxious
to secure the contract for exnmlnlng Into
the records of the county treasurer's
office for the last eighteen years. The
finance committee recommended that the
contract be given to J. 8. Thompson of
Oklahoma City, 01:1., whose bid was very
much the lowest. The work will be done
at $10 per day for the first thirty days,
J7 per day for the second thirty days and
5 per day for the remainder of the time
h la emraeed. the county" to . supply
clerk nd atenographat- and pay hotel hill
and, railroad expenses of the accountant
hlle engaged in the worn. A comraci
. . i . i ... rrWinmnartn anA
was entered into wun an.
a bond fixed by the lworfl In the sum of
$1,000. It lB,arrsn!reJ tur.t me wont anau
commence April 1. ana it i- pi
w iimi the record books of the various
offices will he installed in the vaults of
tha new court house and will be easier of
access In cqnaequence . .
DODGE SHERIFF ARRESTS MAN
WHO TERRORIZED CROWELL
FREMONT. . Nob., Dec. 22.-RlierIff
Bauman and his deputies came back this
ynornlng from Crowell with Charles Les
ter, who terrorised the town and at
tempted to hold up the postoffice and
general ntore of Herman Piers last
night. Iter was - captured In the
kitchen at, the home of Roy Kills, two
miles from town, where he was formerly
employed as a farm hand.
In the Crowell saloon last night Les
ter, who claims to be a cowboy from
Oklahoma, tried to induce several men
to help him hold up Piers' store. Get
ting no reply, he made the attempt
alone. Covering Dlers and a customer,
Ben Janesovsky, with a pistol, ho de
manded money. Janesovsky knocked
lister down and a general fight ensued,
in which Dlers, who attempted to aeUe
Lester's -gun, was knocked unconspious.
Lester ran out and got away. A posae
followed him to fills' farm, but was
afraid to attempt to enter. Lester sur
rendered to the sheriff.
HELD IN RED CLOUD
RHD CLOUD. Neb., Pec. 22. (Special.)
. a a-alLattunH. fArmcru' Institute was
held here Tuesday and Wednesday.- The
exhibits this year, were large In number,
both In the men's and the woman'8 de
partmenu, and" Were a- a whole of ex
cejtlonally fine quality... ,
There was aUo a large stock show In
connection, tbut' owing to the severe
storm the parade that was billed for 1
o'clock Wednesday was called off.
The speakers for Tuesday were ex
Governor hhallenberger, F.'W. Chase and
riarl Hamley. Those for Wednesday were
3. P. Brown and Miss Louise Sabln.
Two Weddlnara In Gave Cooatj.
BEATRICE, Neb., Dec. 22. (Special.)
Alva D. Rice of Virginia, this county,
and MUi Bava C. Sherwood were mar
ried at the bride's home at Barneston
Wedneaday evening. They will make
'.heir home on a farm near Virginia.
Michael Richardson, yardjnaster for the
Burlington road at this point, and Mias
Pearl Douglas of Wymore. were mar
ried here TaBt evening by Judge Walden
In county tourt. After a wedding trip
of a few days to Kana City they will
make their home In Beatrice.
Tha key la success in buaineaa Is the
Judicious and persistent us of newspaper
POULTRY ASSOCIATION IS
FORMED AT CENTRAL CITY
CENTRAL CITY, Neb., Deo. 22.-(Spe
eial.) Central City and the surrounding
country possess a number of poultry
fanciers and a movement has been on
foot for several months to organize a
poultry association. This sentiment was
crystallized Into action Tuesday evening
when the Merrick County Poultry associa
tion was organized. The purpose of the or
ganization, aa set - forth In resolutions.
Is, first, to promote In the county the
breeding of tho best kind of poultry;
.second,, for . promoting aji. annual poultry
show; third, the mutual protection ' of
poultry raisers against theft. The assof
elation adopted a constitution and bl
laws, 'and elected the following officers:
M. G. Scudder, president; F. R;' Sweltzer,
secretary; -George Wolcott, ichajrman of
Biombership committee. ' "!
ST. LOUIS FIRM PAYS BACK
TAXES IN JOHNSON COUNTY
TECUMSEH, Nb Dec. 22.-(8peolat)
In the year 1897 the Wrought Iron Range
company of 8t. Louis had a number of
salesmen nnd teams In this county at
the lime the assessing was being done
and the Fame were promptly assessed.
The company did not pay the taxes, how
ever. Last week one of the agents and
a team was In the western part of the
county,' engaged In delivering stoves,
when the fact become known to County
Treasurer. C. Redfield. Sheriff E. .L.
Roberts attached the rig for taxes. The
agent made arrangements with a Beatrice
bank to stand good for the taxes and he
was allowed to go. Today the county
treasurer received a draft from the range
company for-$223.71, the amount of the
taxes, Interest and costs of collection.
SHERIFFS WILL HOLD NEXT.
MEETING IN LINCOLN
FAIRBURT, Neb.? Dec. 22. (Special.)
The' Nebraska Association of Sheriffs,
which has been In aesslon at Falrbury,
concluded Its meeting with a banquet at
the Merchants hotel. James Dunkel of
Grand Island, president, acted a toast
master and each member responded with
a toast. The following officers were
elected for 1912: President, George Dun
kel, Grand Island; vice president, John A.
Jones, Nelson; secretary and treasurer,
James Chlrnslde, , Falrbury. The asso
ciation selected ILncoln as the place for
the next jeml-annual meeting, which will
be held in June or July. Owing to the
inclement weather that prevailed the at
tendance was not large.
FAMILY OF NINE IS
STRICKEN WITH TRICHINA
CENTRAL CITY, Neb., Dec. 22.-8pe.
cial.) A family of nine stricken with
trichina poisoning lMthe report that )r.
Earl E. Boyd brings In from Prairie
Creek township, the afflicted parties
being Fred Nickel, a prominent German
farmer, his wife and seven children. It
Is supposed that the family contracted
the' aliment from eating some underdone
sausages. Although none of them are re
garded as being in a dangerous condition,
all are very sick. This I the first case
of 'genuine trichina poisoning that lias
occurred In this locality In a long while.
THREE LINCOLN BOYS
CONFESS FIFTEEN ROBBERIES
LI"COLN,'Neb.. Dec. 22. Three boys.
, 10 and IS years of age, are accused of
having committed fifteen robberies in
I'nlversity Place, a suburb. In the last
few months. The youngest of the trio
was discovered robbing the residence of
John Iloisch last evening and confessed
to his complicity with the other lads in
former crimes. The three lads, whose
names are suppressed by the authorities,
will be tried In Juvenile court. The sums
secured In most cases were small.
Merrick Count? Laud Is Hick.
CENTRAL CITY. Neb.. Dec. 22. (Spe
clal.) That Merrick county land Is still
advancing In price in spite of the rather
poor season Is shown by the sale this
week of eighty acres of the old J." R.
Ratollff farm Just west of the city,
across the road from the Teschmacher
ranch. The owner, p. C. Smith, has
this week sold this eighty, to Charles
Erlcaon of this city, receiving In pay
ment $11,000. Two years ago Mr. 8ml th
bought this Xarm for $12S per uti
Hal:-Hlnult Storo Twk
f Soon ou will be Betting up the
lhrlsUM tree getting ready to
decora U It putting .on It all aorta
of pla .nlngs and remembrance for
the little ones ami their el. lots aa
Well. You'll be brimming over with
the spirit of gi.oil will, lou'll be
wishing nry one a Merrv Chrlxunun
and every one will be winning
you the same. Hut, we want
lo say It first. This great store
appreciates your patronage and
wishes you and your friends a most
Merry Christmas and long airing of
OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL XMAS.
OMAHA'S ONLY MODERN CLOTHING STORE
THE HOME OF QUALITY CLOTHES
It's Worth a Special Trip Down Town
to see the splendid H.liday show this store is making in all departments
This store never entered the holiday season so splendidly prepared to supply every masculine want, need or desire Our stock
contains thousands of articles particularly selected to attract givers of useful gifts. Also, our salespeople are carefully
schooled in the gentle art of gift giving and their suggestions will be valuable to those undecided. Their advice is only a part
of our superb store service. If you are not on the lookout for appropriate gifts, but a man with notions of dressing up
for Christmas, this store should claim your first attention. In no other store can you see such an array of desirable thirurs
What Man Wouldn't Appreciate
a Gift Selected From This List
It's more difficult to answer that question
than it is to solvo tho problem of what to
give. Anything you get here is precisely
like what lie wauM get for himself.
$3.50 to 915.00
94-00 to 918-50
50o to 95.00
y y Jamas
91.00 to 910.00
7 So to 9a.60
SOo to 93 00
600 to 99.60
91.00 to 93.50
500 to 918 50
98.50 np to sia.so
600 to 91.60
91.16 to 98.60
Collar and Kdkfs. Seta
98.60 to 93.00
9X60 to 910.00
98.00 to 96.00
Boo to 93.00
Knitted SUk Ties
600 to 93.60
91X)0 and 91-50 red Box
600 to 91.60
91.00, 91.50 and 98.00 Per Box
50c to 95.00
600 to 96.00
A Good Suit or Overcoat
Makes an Ideal Gift
AVhile our stock is selected to meet tho approval
of the man who is going to wear tho garments
and while wo sell many thousands every year
to actual wearers with never a complaint from
them a great many people see in our garments
the realization of their desire to make ideal
gifts. We wuut tosee every such person and
we want to see every fellow who intends dress
ing up for the greatest of all holidays.
Suits $10 to S40
Overcoats S10 to S50
Oar $15, $20, $25 garments are
the best ever sold at those prices.
If you would make a real, royal gift
to a man give him one of our elegant
fvr lined overcoatt at $40 or better
TfiV-'M I 7N
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If You Need Shoes
You Need Crawfords
Because they satisfy every shoe desire you
ran have and the additional desire which you
probably have to save $1.50.
alft A V A A Vf k T at ar V
S&t $2.50 KHOK8 OF (ilWAT MERIT
jV. SLIPI'KHH FOB GIFTS $1.50 TO $3.00
Hats and Caps
for Holiday Wear
Make fine gifts and an unusually large
number have been sold by us to gift glvfrs
ROUGH HAT $2.50 VP
. FITR AMI KKAIj DAI'S 82 OO VP
CLOTH CAPS 50 11
Blackhand Letters :
to Crete Men S6nt to
CRKTK, Neb., Dec. 22. (Special Tele
gram.) Anonymous Black Hand letters
have been received by Mayor Dredla of
Crete, as well as by Joe Splrk and Frank
Osborn, a negro hack driver. Rev. Mr.
Huntington also received an anonymous
letter, but it contained no threats as the
others did, and is not considered . seri
ously. The threat against the mayor was
of the worst character, that of dynamit e.
The following Is the letter to him:
Mayor Uredls. You are hrre notified
to get Nigger Krank out of Crete within
threo weeks time. If not your house will
bo dynamited and the undertaker will
hiva von. HaM nIkkpi- Frank move on
and you will be a gentleman. Now. be-
ware; your time is nmiiea irom nn
Hand, not the Preacher 11. If .you wou'.d
of searched that old nigger's barn you
would have found Talley. From Black
Hand. Dead nigger soon In Crete. He
was starter of all this. Lt a poor wnue
man have that job hack driving."
Jos Splrk, . a young . rciiow naving a
room over the smoke house, also received
letter telling him to leave that room
and the town or he would get treated
badly." Frank Osborne, who ha been a
hack driver at the Burlington depot for
many years, also received a letter of the
same character, lie Is accused of knowl
edge of poker dens. Improper relations,
etc., and ends up by saying: "If you
don't cut this out you will b loaded
down to the bridge with a rope around
Osborne, who has known many people s
questionable secrets, says Talley ha not
been in his barn for over a year, and
that while he has known about the gam
bling joints, he ha not been In league
with them. He Is a Jolly old negro who
everyone In town know and trusts,' and
suspicion doe not rest heavily upon him.
The mayor Is wrought up over the case.
He has submitted the letter to the pos
tal authorities at Kansas City for in
vestigation, and says he thinks he knows
who the guilty parties are, and tht he
has evidence that will put the officers
on the right track. He' says he knows
no reason why he' should drive Osborne
The Huntington letter only contained a
few suggestions as to the future con
duct of the minister's prosecution, and
no disclosures as to what these were have
Chief of Police Atteberry went to
Omaha today on the report that Talley
had been seen there, and wll be arretted
MORE CHRISTMAS TREES SOLD
Fifty Per Cent More Children Will
Have Treei This Year.
MILFORD MERCHANT IS
SLUGGGED BY HIGHWAYMAN
MILFORD, Neb., Dec. 22 W. D. Alex
ander, a merchant of this place, was
slugged by a highwayman last night and
Is In a dangerous condition. The robber
got away with $200. He Is thought to have
made his escape on a train paaulng
through here shortly after the robbery
and police In other cltiea bav been noti
fied to be on the lookout.
1.14 Uara Us at Wauore.
WYMOllE. Neb., Dec. 22. (ISpeclal.)
Mayor Mauck has ordered out all slot
machines, die games, raffles, card games
and all gambling devices of any rt The
order has teen- complied with.. .
Old Maaston Uernea.
QL'INCY. III.. Dec. 22 Fir deatroved
the realdenc of Mia Clara Koch at
Lagraniui, Mo., laat night. The loss la
about m.eoo. The horn wa one of the
oldcfct in northeast Mluurl.
Key t U Situation Be Advertising.
OMAHA MERCHANTS ABE SMILING
Ilualaea Ilaa Ileea Great and Jbe
Colder Weather Friday- Helps
Oat All A Ions the Start
Omaha will use SO per cent more Christ
mas trees than last year. In 110 Trimble
Bros., the big handlers of the trees In
Omaha, bought sJx carloads of trees and
had some of them left. This season they
bought nine carloads and have sold every
The retailers report a big sale and say
they will have very few left by to
nlKht The Missouri river, into which the
left over Christmas trees are usually
dumped, will have to forgo Its annual
meal this Christmas.
yesterday's fair weather made Omaha
merchants smile, for It filled the stores
with people, making up for th discour
agement of yesterday, when "soft"
weather kept shoppers away. Had thei
weather been bad, th merchants feared
that Saturday, the final Christmas shop
ping day, would find the store so filled
with people that they could not be waited
on properly, .
Burr Brothers Enter
Pleas of Guilty
NEW YORK, Dec. 22.-rea of guilty
wer made today by Shelton C. Burr,
president; Eugene II. Burr, secretary
treasjrer; Charles H. Tobey, vice presi
dent, and Kdwln Wesley Preston, an of
ficial of the Burr Bros, (incorporated)
stock promoters. Their offices here were
raided last November, the men being
charged with using the mail In a scheme
to defraud Investors.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS FOR
CHOPPING OFF MAN'S HEAD
COUNCIL DROVE. Kan., Dee.22-N.
T. Olsen, who was convicted of chopping
off the head of 'Walter Newrarmer, his
hired man, with a corn knife, was today
sentenced by Judge King to twenty-five
years In the penitentiary. II was granted
a stay pending an appeal and wa re
leased on 20,0QO bond.
SANTA CLAUS FATALLY
BURNED AT COSHOCTON, 0.
C08HOCTON, O., Dec. 22.-Whlle play
ing Ftnta Clau In a school entertainment
Melville Bhryock, lrt, probably was fatally
burned, and Jessie Turner, 13, his as
slstant, was seriously burned when a
lighted candle fell and set fir to a
The school building was . crowded with
person, and In the panic lhat followed
several teachers and a number ot others
were more or leas seriously Injured.
WILL LOCK OUT HUNDRED
AND SIXTY THOUSAND
MANCHEJiTBR, England. Deo. 22.-Tho
committee of the Lancashire Cotton Spin
ners and Manufacturers' association to
day decided to lock out the whole of the
workers In the mills belonging to mem
bers of the federation, beginning on De
The lockout Is a protect against the at
tempts of trades unionists to fore weav
er not belonging to the union to join
their ranks. No fewer than 100,000
operatives are Involved.
Key to the Situation Be Advertising.
Half Price on Hundreds of Sample Toys, Games and Dolls in good
and perfect condition, some slightly soiled. Must be sold Saturday.
$2.25 18-inch Dressed Doll . .$1.10
$2.25 15-inch Kestner Doll 95c
$1.50 12-inch Kestner Doll 50c
$1.50 16-inch Doll 50o
$1.10 Dressed Doll GOc
$2.10 18-in Unbreakable Mama Doll,
$1.G5 16-in. Unbreakable Mama Doll,
$1.50 Jointed Doll 23-in 95e
Doll Ready-to-Wear Clothes
Dresses, Under Clothing, Hats, Don
nets, Boots, Shoes, Hosiery and
Feather Boas all at Half Price.
Christmas Tree Ornaments
All kinds at just one-half price.
Horses and Wagons '
Busses, Wagons, HorBes and Carts,
Farm Wagons, Trucks, Automobiles,
Coal Carts and Milk Wagons all at
Teddy Bears, Wooly Dogs, Monkeys,
Sheep, Foxes, Baboons, Scotch Collies,
Pigs, all at One-Half Price.
llockers, Chairs, Tables, Setees,
Dressers, Commodes, Doll Houses,
Canopy Beds all at One-Half Price.
35c Tea Sets, 15 pieces 15(5
75c Tea Sets, 21 pieces 4Q
A Great Special for the Last Shopping
Day Before Xmas
English Boyal Stafford Cup and Saucer. Colored
or gold rims. Popular size for tea or coffee. lQfl
Kegular value 30c. Special Saturday only . XlC
Six for $1.00
Orchard & Wilhelm arpet 2o.
Two Special Dinners .
At 12 to 2 p. m. fit 6 to 8 p.m.
At $1.50 Per Plate
Tables may be reserved in advance
Good Leather Goods
011pprs for On la V oilman Oar.
Art Colonial mp Skin.
TttiU Bar with ToUt Bt Inatd.
Ldl' anoppUtf Bag.
Oxford BVtt Caaaa.
WUnu Out Ohm a Bill Fold.
kUaioln Oaa. Koala moll.
Lawjtr i Brlal C.
WarOrob Trunk a our ewm nuU.
Sat Trmnka. IInmi Trunk,
From th Chaapeat That
Good to th Beat Mad.
Freling (St Steinle
1803 Faroam Street
i i ii m
AT THIS TIME
13.00 for Safety Box In our
Burglar nd Fir Proof Vault.
It not only SAFEGUARDS your
Prlrat Papara, Bond and Jwla
OTr tho C'hrtatma Holldara, but
for one yaar from th dat of
Kant Vault ptc for Trunk nd
packagaa, If you nd It.
Omaha Safe Depoiit Co.
Straet Lav el Entrance to Vault.
1614 Farnaro 8trt.
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