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ADVANCE IN GRAIN IS LOADED
Brain Men Essay to Fanisli Roads
for Raising Rates Gulf,
EXACTION WOULD MEAN LOSS
tn nctnllntluti AKnlnt Il.mdi. for
AdTBiicltiK Kxport Tnrlff the Do
nentlc lUttea Are lje-
clnred Too High. f
When representatives of the Omaha
Oulf roRds backed by tlio Chicago Board
f Trade appeared before the Interstate
Commerce commission and secured an ad
vance In the rate on grain for export
from 1BH to 1SH cents from Omaha, It
1h the opinion that hey did not know
that the thing was loaded.
They not only secured this advance, but
they secured It In such a manner as to
cause the Omaha grain men to stand to
lose large sums If It went Into effect on
tho thrco days' notice, as ordered by the
commission, for as the matter now stands,
the low rate Is to expire Monday and the
new rate to become effective at that
Omaha grain men have around 1,009 cars
of wheat sold for December and Jan
uary, all for export and all to go through
the New Orleans and Galveston gateways,
bought on the basis of a 1BH cent rate,
their Idea bolng that the low rate was
to maintain until March' 31, that being
tho date fixed far expiration beforo the
..commission backed up on Its order.
As a result of the restoration of the
IS',4 cent rate Monday, the Omaha men
are unable to get their wheat started to
market In time to take advantage of the
2 cent differential and consequently thoy
stand to lose this amount on every bushel
of the wheat contracted for sale. How
ever, instead of sitting down and mourn
ing, they have Joined In a telegram to the-
Interstate Commerce commission, stat
ing tho facts and asking for an extension
of time until at least December 81 be
fore applying the advanced rate.
Auk for Morn Time.
Not only have the Omaha grain deal
ers asked for more time, but they have
token steps looking to the punishment of
tho throe roads the Missouri Pacific, Il
linois Central and Burlington that ap
llled the 15i cent rate and then without
the customary notice, got out from under.
The Omaha grain men have taken the
preliminary steps to level" tho domestic
rates on wheat to the gulf ports. At the
present time tho domestic rate on wheat,
applied to New Orleans and Galveston
by the Missouri Pacific Illinois Central
and Burlington is 32 cents per 100 pounds.
This Is on grain that goes to these ports
nnd there Is milled, sold for feed, or
Bent out in the country for seed. On the
other hand, the same wheat, in the event
It Is billed out for export, under the ad
vanco ordered by the commission, takes
the 18 cent for 100 pounds rate, though
tho expense of shipping and handling at
the gulf ports Is the same, as both rates
Include elevation, switching and terminal
Itntr Are Out of Line.
Omaha men claim these rates are en
tirely out of lino and that the differen
tials aro too far apart. They say that tho
domestic rate Is altogether too high, or
else, even at 18 cents the domestic rate
What Do You Know About Mice, Hey?
HARVARD SAYS THEY HAVE. TEMPERAMENTS.
TOMpeRftcnEKr "requires) s n
(Prof. Coburn of Harvard says nileo have been found to reveal
temperamental tendencies. News Item).
A little mouse of modest mien once stole a piece of bread,
They put him through tho "third degreo" 'till he was almost dead,
And then, although he told them all that ho was far from well,
They locked him in a 2x4, and cold, unfeeling coll.
Another mouse sat in a trap, a great big mouso was he?
He was no ordinary mouse, aB you could plainly see,
A temperament of high degree portrayed lifs air of ease,
So try to bo a, groat, big mouse if you would cop tho cheese.
For If you aro a great, big moiiRc, and know your little game,
You'll find that prison cells and homo are very much the same;
No matter what tho law may pay, no matter what tho crime,
If you have influential friends you'll have a corking time.
BIG CON GAME WORKED HERE
Police Locate Mikers' Outfit in a
4 Local Hotel Room.
BRENNAN FUNERAL IS HELD
mission and demand that thero be an
equalization of tho ratea. They feel that
In thlsj matter they will have the united
uppbrt .of the New 'Orleans ,anct Gul-'
$ ctonmen,( contending that if these, cities
' ire going to stay in the grain trade, they
must have tho output pf the Missouri
v river .country, which they cannot get If
Ihc domestic, rate Is practically three
times the rate to Chicago and Duluth.
PLAY OLD RACE HORSE GAME
Tvo -Are C'nimlit After n CJjime
Detective mid the Tlilril In
Ciiiitureil In at Ilooni n(
V. J. liusnell. Jack Burner and G. S.
..-. i Russell, three men, who have been open-
is about IB cents per 100 pounds too low. V- .. ' , . . ...
", ,., , , . . T - . ' , 'atlng n fake horso race game in a suite
They will ask a hearing before the com- . " " .,..,
to Smallpox Germs
Chier of Pollco Dunn and Captain
Dcmpsey aro In a quandary. Yesterday
afternoon a healthy appearing and af
fable individual by the name of George
Dathrlck walked Into the police station.
Khook hands with numerous cops, made
himself very agreeable and was then ex
amined by the police surgeon and found
to be suffering from a well-developed case
Ba tli rick was hustled to the pesthouse.
Thero was a sudden scattering of po
licemen following the disclosure that he
was suffering from the serious malady.
Captain Dempsey has no Idea how many
coppers fhoolc the affable gentleman's
hands. Thpse who Indulged In this
friendly greeting have no inclination to
Fire Chief Salter says he Is willing to
call out the department and play cooling
streams of water on the coppers athe
first sign of fever. The city health de
partment has Issued an edict pronouncing
this course unsafe, and so the police de
portment is at present no further toward
the solution of the difficulty than it was
following tho police surgeon's diagnosis.
TO PURCHASE OR NOT,
THAT IS THE QUESTION
The teapot tempest of the Benson
Hook and Ladder company over tho pro
nrt nurohaso of a new truck howled
in district court again yestorday.
Those tn favor of tho purchase, now
In the ascendancy, went before Judge
Troup with a petition to cancel an order
or warrant for T60, which was given to
Theodore Gallagher, the man who Is seek
ing to prevent tho purchase. An order
'restraining Gallagher from cashing the
warrant during pendency of the suit to
cancel It was procured.
After tho hook and ladder company
voted to purchase the truck Gallagher
htarted suit to enjoin the purchase. The
suit still is pending. - .
The company appears as plaintiff In
the new suit. It is stated in its petition
that last May it was proposed to Issue
1', Thompson, a member, an order for D.
Twelve members were present. The
meeting broke up In a row. Five mem
bers voted ktor the order; the other seven
did not vote. There was no way of
knowing whether or not the proposition
tarried. At any rate, tho action. If any
was taken, was rescinded at a later
It is alleged that Thompson turned the
order over to Gallagher, that gentleman
Imvlnsr been promised that if he would
ue to prevent the purchaao he would
be paid all the expenses of the action.
The case will be up for hearing early
of rooms at tne Loyal hotel during the
Country Tlfe congress In Omaha, were
arrested yesterday bv Defectives Dunn
A complete outfit was found' in the
room. Tho fal:enelephone and telegraph
Instruments and the large bill board on
which the results of the races were
posted were confiscated by the oollce.
Although no reports were made to tho
police by the "mikes," It is understood
that a number of tho farmers in attend
ance dt the congress went up against the
game. The clerks at tho loyal say ttfat
a large number of men, apparently farm
ers, went up to the room at various times.
The' hocl authorities did not know the
men were working a skin game until the
Say There Are l-'mir Mure.
Tho police cay thero are four more
members of the gang still In the city,
and think that they haye made the many
recent robberies and, holdups. While the
three "con" men deny being pickpockets,
Chief Maloney suspicions them of "pull
ing otr the jobs reported to the pollco
within the lat few weeks.
W. J. Russell and Jack Itumer were ar
rested by Detectives Dunn and Kennelly
after a block chase. Dunn and Kennelly
were detailed to rldo back and forth on
the Farnam cars and try to catch It-,
pickpockets who have been operating or
At Thirteenth "Street ItusEell and Rumor
Jumped off the car. The, detectives gave
pursuit and caught thorn. All three are
young men and answer the descriptions
turned in by the persons robbed. AV. J.
Russell was arrested at the Ixjyal by
Officer Joe Hlel.
Rests in State in the
Lodge Club Rooms.
BURIAL AT HOLY SEPULCHRE
Urotlier V.lUn Stand (Suuril Over tin
Hod)- While nt Club Itniinin
Floral TrlliutcM Arc Al illic
it ml II on II 1 1 f III.
Railroads Do Big
Business In and
Out of the City
.VrkrotUuni at the JlotrU.
fx. E. Rerrltt of O'Neill. J. J. Oaroutte
of Lincoln. F. E. Stremp of Long Pine,
J. C. Hartlgan olFairbury and ( H
Kclsley of Norfolk are at the llenshaw.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wright of Auburn,
John McDonald of Craig, James I Coe
of f relghton, W. H. Foster of Nebraska
i and ' H Long of xJeutrire are
Kut-sU of the Merchants.
It has been a long time since the Omaha
roads have handled such a passenger
huclness asN practically swamped them
yesterday. Trains brought In the Christ
inas shoppers by the thousands and hun
dreds of students returning from the out
side colleges that they might spend their
vacations at home.
Wh'.Io the business was the heaviest
In years at Christmas time, It was but
little greater than the business out. All
tho people who have friends In the coun
try, seemingly have gone to visjt them
All of the trnlnn carried extra equip
ment and nil of tho coaches were crowded
Resting In a rich black casket and sur
rounded by friends nnd beautiful flowers
the body of the late Thomas Urennan lay
In state In the lodge room of the Omaha
Elks, of which order ho was a member.
from 10 to 1:30 o'clock. From thero It was
taken to St. Peter's Catluollc church,
where funeral services wero held, nnd
thenco to Holy Sopiilcuvr, where the Inter
ment was made.
During the day numerous friends of the
deceased culled ut the' lodge room to
pay their last reapcctB to their old social
and business associate. Elks constituted
themselves Into a guard of honor, serv
ing In half-hour shifts as follows: From
10 to 10:30, W. I. Klerstead and Isaao
Minor; 10:30 to 11, V. D. Dermody and
John Sullivan, Jr.; 11 to llsaO. John R
Manchester and J. II. Sinclair, 11:30 to 12,
II. 11. Patrick und J. 1. Wigmun; 12 to
12:30. Moses P. O'llrlen o-Ki Horry 51c
Clurc; 12:30 to 1. Dan 15. Uutler and
Harry B. Cockrell; 1 to 1:30. J. M. Mc
Mahon and Frank Chittenden.
Among tho floral offerings wo an Im
mense pillow or rosebuds by II. W. Binder
of Council Bluffs, a largo wreath by J.
M. Mc.Mahon and Hurry McClure. und
great bunches of American Beauty roses,
lilies of the valley, carnations nnd violets
by tho National Life Insurance company,
Frank Hamilton, R. P. Hamilton, K. O.
Hamilton, Bd Maiircr, Frank Haskell,
A renin J. Ixive. 13. W. Gannott nnd R. G.
Tho funeral was held at 2 o'clock, the
'ollowlng pallbearers officiating:
. J. Love A. I Johnfnn
M. J. McMahon Peter O'Malley
Chittenden Michael I,e
H. A. Qulnn Karl Gannett
llliidrr Slay ! Priiprrty.
H. W. Binder of Council Bluffs will In
herit the entire ebtate of the lato Thomas
Brennan, according to tho belief of Mr.
Brennan's friends. Search Is being mado
for tho will. Value of the estate Is ap
proximated at 20.000.
Mr. Binder offered proof of death In
county court and procured his own up
polntnicnt as special administrator of
tho cstntc. He will servo until the will
Is found or It appears certain that thero
Is no will. If the will is found lie may
be named executor; if not, ho may be
Mr. Brennan left a letter stating tliat
his estate was left to Mr. Binder. The
letter said the will whs In a tin box In
Mr. Bronnan's office. Search of tlio of
fice has failed to reveal the document.
It Ih presumed Mr. Brnnan changed Its
keeping placo since writing the letter,
Come and Get Your Pinno Tomorrow
Make Your First Payment Next Year
Wo realize that right at this time it may not bo convenient for many homes to sparo any money to pay down on a
Piano. To every such homo wo send this messago: Oomo and solect ono of those pianos at this reduced price. Wo
will deliver it at onco (or Christmas morning if you prefer ). Try it for 30 days. If it is all wo claim for it, keep it
and pay on terms of $1.00 a weok iBn't that fair?
What We Give You
A (326 PIANO FOR $182
Choice of Six Maks.
Ohoioo of 3 Styles of Oases.
Beautiful Scarf Free.
Free Life Insurance.
' Credit Unlimited.
Your Old Piano or Organ
Takon in Exchange.
Ohoico of Four Beautiful
Premiums with Each Piano
YOUR CHOICE OF SIX DIFFERENT
MAKES OF NEW PIANOS
What We Give You
SO DAYS' FREE TRIAL.
Beautiful Stool Free.
Your choice of a Oold Watch,
Library Lamp, Set Table
Silver or Murio Cabinet
Our Own Guarantee,
Free R, R. Fare to Porohas
era within radius of 200
After 1 year's ue you can
exchange it for a different
make, if not satisfactory.
Thirty Days Free Trial
Dear Reader: If you need a piano, don't lot us hear tho old plaint, "I can't afford it." You CAN afford it if
you buy HERE and buy NOW. This opportunity is provided for you, and you can't afford to pass it by. Better
come tomorrow morning, and bo sure. '
W Art Exolmivi
the Btplnway, Weber,
Hardman, Steger &
Sons, Emerson, MoPhail
and our own Sohmoller
& Mueller Pianos. Also
the Aeolian line of Plan
ola Pianos, including
the Steinway, Weber,
Stuyvesant, Wheolook, I
Steele, Stroud and Tech
Look Ovor These Bargains in Some of tho Other Famous Makes
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p200 Sohomaokar FrcUc
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p29 Boudoir Upright
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rlgnt Piano, only . ..
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too Bradford Upright,
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3S0 Oraruor Upright,
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right Plauo, only IOU
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1350 J. ft O. Planar Up
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(000 Stagar fc Bona Up
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O00 Xnaba Upright
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lF ' YourL
Open Evenings Until Christmas
A Baautlful Promium Given Praa With Every Haw Piano Bold.
of the highest quality and deliciously sweet
if you get JOHNSTON'S CHOCOLATES.
Tho best liked and widest sold chocolates in Hie conn
try. Attractive packages nnd boxes.
' ' Tho Appreciated Candy. ' 1
HORN CANDY CO.
.Distributors for Nebraska.
ALL I WANT IS
YOUR BUSINESS The man who orUlnated
wi iutJl l Bav tho "Dollar a Week
' Idea" In Omaha.
What a comfort to gat oradit on artlolaa of waarlng apparal whoa yon
naad ao muoh raady monay tor othar Chrlatmaa praaanta. Sty oradit to
yon la nior llharal than ever at tula tlroa of tha year. Z UZTDBXSTA3TD I
Buy All You Want Now-Pay Next Year
Z.at yonr Onriatmaa b ohaarfnl ona Buy your praaanta Samembar
tha frlanda you Iowa Uaa yonr monay to xnako them happy at thla aeaion
of tha year. You don't need monay for im. I'll wait for mine.
Read About My FREE GIFT Offer
A nicely trimmed Ladles' Rat riven TXKB with every ladiea' suit, and
a atyllah Man'a Rat siren PBSH with every JUo'i Bolt sold. Thia offer
holda good from now until Onriatmaa. They're abaolutely rBBS.
SUGGESTIONS FOR CHRISTMAS:
Men's Suits Men's Hats Ladies' Suits Ladies' Furs
Men's Overcoats Men's Shoes Ladies' Goats Ladies' Skirts
Boys' Overcoats Boys' Suits Ladies1 Waists Ladles' Kimonas
BRIEF CITY NEWS
ISnirtiirer KIH'il In Wrrrk,
GUAND FOItKS. N. D Dec. 21.-Kn-Klneer
James I ppegrove of Ilreokcnrldse,
Minn., was killed and Fircmim Charles
Held seriously burned In the wreck today
of Great Northern fast mall train No. as,
which, through a hrakeinan'H failure to
lag It, collided with a freight train at
'lemlnR. The crew of the freight train
was not Injured.
Michaelsen Fattens Pigeons
for Another to Consume
City Electrician Michaelsen Is threat
ened with nervous derangement, all duo
to the fact that he haa discovered that
his dally labors for months haa produced
a iHJuntlfnl feast for the city hall's
steeplejack. Herman Cromwell.
Michaelsen has a kindly disposition for
all wild animals and fowls. Under his
private office window he haa a shelf
which every morning" Is covered with
grain for the pigeons which always flock
to the feast with all the appearances of
Itecently these pigeons have displayed
eymptoms of distrust When the grain is
thrown on the shelf they hesitate, hold a
conference and finally send one of their
number to reconnolter. If the advanco
scout meets with no mishap the others
Cromwell haa been taking a peculiar In
terest tn this feeding process. Mlclmol
sen only fed the pigeons once dally.
Cromwell often droppe Into the eleo
trlclan's office and gave them another
This pleased Michaelsen. Ills humane
efforts were bearing fruit. Imagine now
his chagrin to discover that Cromwell
was merely fattening the birds preiura
tory to catching them up In the tower of
tho city hall and serving them upon his
San.Bakerj Wants a Divorce Daniel
Baker has sued Ada linker for divorce.
Broyhill Joins Xfavy R. A. Uroylilll
of Dakota City, Neb., enlisted at the
United HtntcH navy recruiting station aa
an apprentice seaman.
Takea Pathar'a Body to Kearney
Charles 10. Potts of Kearney "Ts In Omaha
to take charge of the body of his father,
Dr. Krank Potts, who died at tho Masonic
home nt Plattsmouth Friday. The body
arrived In Omaha at 3 o'clock In the af
ternoon and was sent to Kearney at 3:50
for burial there.
Mrs. Heffnec Seourea Dlvoroe Ileaslo
V.. Ileffner has secured a divorce from
Dr. JCrricst Maxwell Heffner, a dentist
with offices In the Knrbach block. The
divorce was secured In Chicago, whero
she has been living since she left. Dr.
Heffner two years ago. Mrs. Heffner Is
now employed aB a fltenographer in Chi
cago. Chrlatmaa Mall Heavy Union Pacific
train No. 9, generally accepted to bo th
largeBt mall train In the United Htates,
Ih at present carrying ten mull cars when
It leaves Omaha for the west every morn
ing at 9:8j. The ordinary run of mall on
this train through here Is six cars. On a
few occasions In the fall seven cars were
necessary, but the Christmas mall at tho
present tlmo has already increased this
to ten cars.
Stlce Will Return Boon J. K Htlce,
superintendent of tha fourteenth division
of the railway mall service, who has been
In Washington slnco the first of Novem
ber, Is expected to Veturn to Omaha the
early part of the week. He has been get
ting full Instructions at Washington with
regard to handling the railway mall serv
Ico under the parcels post, which goes
Into effect January 1. The authorities In
charge of the division here while he la
away have aa yet received practically no
Instructions for the Installation of tho
new system and will be given these by
Mr, Stlce when ho returns.
Tne Persistent and Judicious Use of
Newspaper Advertising Is the Itoad to
TOTS GIYE CHRISTMAS CHEER
Deny Themselves Sweets for Months
to Make Others Happy.
ABE PUPILS AT PARK SCHOOL
fjhry Nrnil Thrlr (JlfU to the Ao-
clatrd Cliarlttea for Dlatrlliu
tlon anil Kuril la Acnmpn
nlnl bj- Chrcrful Nate.
Little pupils of Park school, whose
parents are themselves nono too affluent,
conceived tho Idea of bringing good cheer
on 'Christmas day to a fow poor families.
For months these tots denied them
selves candy und chewing gum denied
themselves for so long that it became a
sign that a pupil found chewing gum or
eating candy was ostracised.
Now each pupil, writing an unsigned
letter to the secretary of the Associated
Charities, recounm now the presents were
cecured nnd wishes whoever receives them
tho merriest Christmas.
"I am a pupil In Park school," writes
one. "and I had great pleasure In sending
a few things for you this Christmas,
which I hope you will accept. I hope the
dolls will please the little girls and I hope
you will have a merry Christmas."
"I hope what wo give you will help
along a whole lot." another says.
"I hope you all have a merry Christ
man and a happy New Year," writes an
other in a very childish hand. "And I am
sure you will have for we have tried
hard to make It one. And may the spirit
of the dear Father in. heaven be with you
on this night."
"Of course, I only gave one-forty-second
of this,"' another says, apologetically,
"A small part of It. but together with
forty-one one-forty-seconds it mado a
"I and the rest of the pupils were glad
to .gather up these groceries for you,"
says another, "and we all hope you will
be glad to receive them."
mor boys' nnd children's clothing and furnishing: 8p
cll C clallsts. Wo Invito parents to boo our grand
CliristmaB display of useful, economical offerings.
Browning, King & Oo.
The Persistent and Juiflclous Use of
Newspaper Advertising is tha Itoad to
A full line of Men's Operas,
KverettH, Itomeos & Cavaliers,
From SI. BO to $3,00
A: n M.ZI' L We Ishub certificates for anv amount.
UIVO 1 VCrilllUlIC a nlce wy t 'v ohoea or slippers
Ladles' l-hir Trimmed Itomeos,
81.00 to S2.00
Indies' Comfy Slippers,
81.25 to 81.75
their own selecting and get fitted! right.
recipient a chance to do
THE OMAHA DAILY, EVENING AND SUNDAY BSE.
Tho Best Advertising Mediums in. Their Territory.