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flfE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: ATGJTBT 3, 1013.
CORN PRICESARE GOING UP
-Reports of Heed of Bain Came Rise
EASTERN NEBRASKA ALL RIGHT
Knth rinlfe Section of the State
Will Fall Vny Dorrn When it
Comes Time to Harvest
While the Nebraska corn crop this year
may not be so great as In the past, It Is
going to brine a buiioh of money to the
pockets of the farmers who have some
of the cereal to sell. On account of the
reports of continued dry and hot weather
throughout the entire corn belt, corn on
the Omaha market has advanced S cents
:t bushel during the last ten days and
Is continuing to soar, grain dealers pre
dieting all kinds of prices for the Decent
ber and May options. Some of ths deal
en an oven talking 11 per bushel In the
event the dry vreathcr should continue
On tho Omaha grain market Friday
corn closed around (A to & cents and
opened to 1 cents higher this morn
ing, ilUnblni another cent beforo the close
of the day. The advance, which was
held all through the session, was brought
about by report from Kansas, Iowa,
Ullnotr, Missouri and Nebraska that there
was anotlw day of blistering heat and
1:0 prospect for rain.
Burlington railroad officials In order
tii get a quick and accurate line up on
the Nebraska, corn croj condition, Friday i
wired age lit all ovr the state to send :
In roports estimating the damage In the ;
respective counties along tho lines. Up to i vr 1 1 TV
noon reports had been received from J GOrOSKO; JTlOlieerS
iiuiwci wuiuiBi ui uis ai&io, -nose
reports covering a largo portion of the
Bouth Platte country, where It has al
ready bei, conceded the damage has
been considerable, the central and the
Taking Holt. Antelope, Plorce, Cedar,
Dixon, Dakota, Douglas,
Big Shoe Company
in Creditors' Hands;
Will Be organized
The American Hand Sewed Shoe com
paw. which has been doing business In
Omaha as a manufacturing and whole
sale shoe house for more than twenty
years. Is practically In the hands of Its
Representatives of thosa roost heavily
Interested are conferring as to the best
course to pursue to conservo the prop
erty, but n reorgarlzntlon, either through
receivership or through a creditor's
agreement. Is sold to be certain as the
result of the Involved financial condi
tion. The largest claim against the company
Is held by tho Untied States Rubbor com
pany, popularly known as the Rubber
trust, with head offices In Boston, and
Its paper Is also carried by three local
banks, the Omaha National, the Unltod
States National and the Nebraska Na
tlonal, none of which, ' howover, have
Tho American Hand Sewed Shoe com
pany occupies the commodious building
at Twelfth and Harney streets with It
offices and waro rooms. The president,
A. T. Austin, has been lately confined
to his residence, and W. A. Austin, In
charge of the credit department, has been
looking after his personal affairs. A
brother, V". J. Austin, who was one ot
the original founders of the company,
but has since removed to Fasadcno, Cal,
In the treasurer.
The amount of tht assets and liabilities
have not been given out
Thurston, Burt. Hall. Maunders, Colfax.
Platte, Sarpy and Cass counties In the
east half, tho northeast and the extreme
east, scents say that up to this time,
wlille the ground Is very dry and rain Is
needed, the com crop shows no signs of
Counties where damage Is reported are
Otoe, 25 per cent to date.
Nemaha. 28 per cent, with much greater ralo
uunago u rain ones not como soon.
Johnson, 26 per cent and rapidly getting
Lancaster, !S per cent. Light showers
have done little good. Must have heavy
Saline, to per cent and must havo lots
ot rain to make good on this estimate.
Fillmore. W per cent.
Clay, CS per cent, and conditions grow
Adams, 40 per cent.
Buffalo, 60 to CO per cent, but not to
Out in Idaho Hold
the Annual Picnic
The nnnual plcnlo of tho Nebrasfca-
Dodge! I IdR,lu c,ul waa hM nt th0 WWt0
park tn Boise Thursday. Once n year
the organization celebrates and all No
braskan from over the state of Idaho
are sent Invitations to attend. Tho plans
of tho reception committee this year In
cluded Colonel William Cody as guest
General George N. 'Roberts, first at
torney genet al of Nebraska, was greeted
at the celebration as ono of tho party
of five, who rode in tho old Deadwood
coach tn the early twenties, when "Buf-
Blll" made his initial bow. Other
early Nebraska pioneers that figured In
tho program were Warren C. Kenton,
Boise's former postmaster, and Governor
John M. Haines ot Idaho.
City Treasurer Ure
Feels Free of Blame
City Treasurer Uro, who refuged tx
transfer $1,000,000 beionfflnfc to tho water
exceed 10 per cent in the north part ot , lODOj,tan -...- dl.trlct until ho under
R.rU i . .. . , . 8too1 tn & woul- 0"" objection to
.Wn".b".!K roln:tho transfer, believes City Attorney IUn.
Butler, 10 per cent, but rain would lower
York, 40 per cent' In the south part of
the county, but In the northern portion
not to exceed 10 per cent
Polk, 10 per cent
Hamilton, 10 per cent, but a rain would
reduce this very nrach.
Merrick, , JtowiriL ,Qreeley, .Sherman,
Valley, Oft-field and , Custer counties In
the central section convti-, with a flat
terlng report, tho agents at tho stations
along tho lines all agreeing that at this
time the corn la in splendid condition,
being considerable above the avoragt,
Qmaha Bakers Will
The Omaha bakers will hold their an
nual plcnlo at ICrug park Thursday Au.
gust. 7. The bakers' picnic Is always onu
that Is long remembered by all who at
tend, and this year's plcnlo Is to he no'
exception If tho bakers' assertions can
be relied upon.
A big plcnlo dinner will be provided In
the evening and the bakers possessed ot
creative minds have already begun to
design fancy pastry foo'ds that are sure
to please the pallets ot the men-and the
aesthetic sense of culinary that the- wo.
Races Mid athletlo contests of various
kinds wiUconstltute the afternoon pro
gram, and-after the dinner all who havo
suincient pepsin to recover from the ef
fects of the prize pastry will snon-1 the
evening dancing and enjoying the vari
Eine Says Errors
of No Consequence
aty Attorney John A. Rlne believes
tho "howl about stenographic errors" in
the city charter Is pure buncomb and
that the errors are not material, and
U will not bo necessary to start a friendly
suit or any other kind ot legal proceed
Ings to have them corrected,
There are no stenographlo errors
worthy ot serious consideration In the
charter," Rlne said, "and It would be ab
turd to raise a protest about them. They
iro not Important and In no way change
the force or meaning of a good charter,
such as this one Is."
wrote the opinion at tho Instance ot
Water Commissioner Howell, when he
held the city had no right to Interfere
with tho transfer.
If tho city cannot enjoin me from
transferring this money, certainly no tax
payer can," sold Ure. "When I rofused
to transfor tho money I expected the
Water board (o mandamus me and when
It refused to do so, 'I thought the city
council would enjoin mo, but nothing was
done. It looks queer."
ure says the costs of a test suit would
effectually Interfere with a taxpayer
bringing suit to tmjoln him from trans
ferring this money, property of tho city
of Omaha, to another corporation other
than tho city. It tho costs did not pro
hibit the taxpayer from starting such
proceedings, ure believes tho
JUDGE LESLIE IS LOCKED IN
Forgets His Keys and id Held Pris
oner in Court House Room.
PEDESTRIANS ARE SUSPICIOUS
Rend Mesas-re lie Wrote on Fnpef
nnd Dropped Dotrn, bat Dlare
irnril Plea, lltcnnae They
Wonld Avoid Trouble.
Pedestrians passing along the sidewalk
on the east side of the court house wero
astounded when they picked up pieces of
paper fluttering downward and read:
"Come to the east sldo of the fourth
floor of the court house," and signed
Some dropped the "summons" and hur
ried on. Others looked upward and saw
a man beckoning to them from a window
hlEh UD in the court hnusn. Thev DAsacd 1
on, not desiring to "get Into trouble."
At last a man came who. recognized the
figure In the window. "Why It's Judge
Leslie," ho exclaimed. Another slip ot
paper reading "I am locked In" fell. Tho
man took the elevator to the fourth floor.
went to Judge Lesllo's court room, opened '
the door nnd released the Judge, who hod
been Imprisoned half an hour.
Judge Leslie became a prisoner when
he stepped from his private office into
tho court room and the spring lock fas
tened tho door. When he went to the
front door he found It also locked. He
had left his keys tn his office. Both doors
open without a key only from the outslds.
Tho Judge said ho believed a change
should be made In the locks on tho court
rooms on account of- danger that a
woman or child might bo locked In and
bo unable to attract attention.
Twlco last winter court house employes
were locked in court rooms, but attracted
attention Immediately by pounding on
the door. In the summer months when
the law courts ore not in session tho
fourth floor Is usually deserted.
Butler Wants Back
Taxes to Be Paid Up
Dan B. Butler, city commissioner of
finances and accounts, will ask City At
torney John A. Rlne tor an opinion with
referenco to tho collection ot taxes In
Improvement districts. Butler may In
sist, In order that outstanding warrants
may be paid, that the law be enforced
literally and property sold for these taxes.
One hundred thousand dollars In war
rants against Improvement districts are
now outstanding drawing heavy Interest
and there are no funds with whloh to re
City Treasurer W. Q. Ure has asked
for permission to take up the wurrants
of ono improvement district with the re
ceipts from another district, but thero
Is, according to certain attorneys, no
legal authority for doing this.
Butler bollevcs action should be taken
at once to force payment ot these taxes,
many of which are flvo or six years past
due. "In the majority of .cases the de
linquents are able to pay this money
without missing It," Butler said, "and
there Is nbsolutoly ho reason why the
city should not compel them to do so."
STANFORD GIFF0RD TO TEACH
ENGLISH AT OMAHA UNI
Stanford Otfford, eon of Dr. Harold
Glfford ot Omaha, has been en Raced as
an Instructor In English at the University
of Omaha. Mr. Clifford Is a graduate of
tho Omaha High school and after com
pleting his high school course he went
to Cornell university. There ha special- i
Ixort tn literature and languages. In ad-I
dltlon to doing very good work he tin-'
lshed the regular four-year course In
. three and a half years, graduating In Feb-
board, with a bluff that tho taxpayer fuary' ?SI3- " at .pr,'fent nas
would be held liable for damages bo-1 bcen B,nc? !b.ruar? -"-Wng advanced
cause Improvements would be heid uw i w.rk nt .?e Untyer'lU' ot Chicago. Mr.
could browboata plaintiff into quiescence. "l"ru 7"' w V
Rlne, In a written opinion to tho oHy ."V L , , ' . .
commission, held that It was the province Xhc "u"? to? ttend
nf or. . ... . ance at the university Is . very bright
of a taxpayer to enjoin Ure from trans
ferrlng the money and that the city com
mission ha-l no power In tho premises.
"No matter now," said Ure. "for Itbe-
llevo I havo fully protected myself and
my bondsmen. I notified the city com
mission that the transfer would be made.
nnd when it Is made tho blame will fall
on them and not on me."
Several new courses havo been added ta
thoso offered heretofore.
ABUSIVE PAIR FORFEIT
BONDS FOR APPEARANCE
Elmer Rudd and William Bell of South
Omaha wt.ro arrested Friday night tn
Miller park on complaint ot General Q.
Kry. Fry states that while driving his
machine through the Parle with two '
wpmen companions, thY passed Rudd
and Fell In' a buggy. The two young
men, he says, for no reason whatsoever,
began to curse the occupants ot the car
In a most vile manner. Fry speeded his
machine to Twcntyfourth and Ames ave
nue where Officer Thrasher was hailed
from a passing street car. Starting back
In pursuit ot the buggy, the two youths
were overhauled at Twentieth and Corby,
where Fry and his companions positively
Identified them as the offenders. When
MARTIN SCH0FIELD GETS
TEN-DAY REST CURE IN JAIL
Martin Schofleld, from the home of the
flowing stein, tried to surround several
gallons of the rum Friday night with the
result that he was put In a mood for
combaUvness. Setting forth, he came to
the entrance of Pete Rooney's oasis.
Ninth and Davenport streets, knd striking
a Napoleonic anttltude he dared an)
Irishman in the Immedlato vicinity to
encage hlra In combat The Irish evi
dently were In & peaceful frame of mind,
so Schofleld challenged the Jewish ele
ment ot the Third war to tight No mem
ber of the race responded, so with hard
looks arid words he proceeded to vent his
spleen upon surrounding window panes.
He had Just completed a roost artlr.tle
bit of work pn the windows ot Sara
Itlseroan's residence, 603 Davenport street
whn Officers Fix no we VI and Roonsy
whirled him away ta a prison celt Judge
Altstadt sentenced him to a rest cure of
SIX'YEAR-OLD GIRL DIES
FROM EFFECTS OF LOCKJAW
Rosa Zamunsky, 8 years old., daughter
ot Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Zamunsky, Thirty-first
and S streets, South Omaha, died
early yesterday from lockjaw. While
playing In the front yard ot her home
Thursday she stubbed her foot on a
board wajk, with the result that a
splinter became lodged In one of her
toes. Tetanus developed and tho combined
medical attention of Drs. William Davis,
John Koutsky and W. J. McCronn failed
to arrest the Infection.
The funeral will take place this after
noon from the family residence at 4
o'clock.. Intermont will b In Laurel Hill
DUTCHER. MISSING, IS
BEING SUED FOR DIVORCE
If Samuel A. Dutcher, who left a note
to his wife March 19, 1911, Indicating that
he had Jumped from the Union Pacific
brought to the station Rudd and Bell de-! t0 end W8 Mt ttUvo ond ,vanU
nted the entire affair and were released
on cash bonds of I0 each. Thoy tailed
to appear In police court for trial.
SLEEPER FINDS LADS
STEALING HIS SHOES
Harry Bernstein, aged IT years, and
Harry Mtttleman, aged 13 years, both
newsboys, felt Into the company of C
Songer of Ottumwo, la., who, after buy
ing them all the delicacies ot the season
pursuaded the two to accompany him to
supper at the Peoples lodging houso.
Twelfth and Farnam streets. Whto pro
paring for the repast Songer fell asleep
to awake eomo time later and find his
grateful friends stealing his shoes from
his feet. The proprietor of the house was
notified and the police summoned, all
three being brought to the station. Bern
stein when searched had 11.11 In his pocket
which Bongcr claimed he had taken from
him while asleep. The two boys wore
sentenced to ninety days In the county
Jail, but later were released when Judge
Aitstmdt suspended the sentence. Songer
SAMSON'S HUSTLERS WILL
MEET AT R0MEM0NDAY NOON
Samson's hustling committee will meet
Monday noon at the Rvme hotel to dls
cuss topics of new membership. All mem
bers who have candidates ready for
knlgblhood have be-tn urged to report at
OMAHA AND LINCOLN IN
DOUBLE BILL TODAY
A double bill will be banded out to the
fans at Rourke park today when the
Omaha club and Lincoln will play two
games and call off the Monday game.
Rourke believes that a days rest will
do his players a world of good and also
that by having two games on Sunday
will be able to draw a much larger
crowd. The first game will be called at 2
to prevent his wife from securing a dl
vorce he must return to Omaha soon or
a decree by default probably will be
granted on the ground ot desertion.
Mrs, Catherine T. Dutcher has filed an
affidavit ?h district court asserting that
for three months since she tiled her di
vorce suit efforts to find Dutoher have
been unavailing and asking permission
under the law to secure service on him
NEBRASKA WOMAN ON WAY
TO TENNESSEE DISAPPEARS
JACKSON, Tenn.. Aug. 5.-(8poclal
Telegram.) Worried over , the non
appearance ot her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. R. S. Garrett who loft Camden
Neb,, during tho early part of last week
and was expected hero July Si, Mrs.
Thomas Garrett has asked Chief of Po
lice Oaston to locate the young woman.
According to the police the last hear
Stores Close 5 P. M. During August, Except Saturdays 6 P. M. See Brandeis Stores Ad on New Fall Apparel Page 2.
Worth 75c OAC
tod $1; at. . OiVyrj
Monday wo will pile .big bargain squares with thousands of yards of now and beauti
ful jnees nt prices that will surely attract nny woman who loves dainty laces and appro-1
elates big values. N
Wide Vonlso lnco bands and .edges, 18 and 87 -Inch shadow laco flounclngs, 18 to 30-lnch
allovcr laces In imitation cluny nnd shadow effects very attractive lot that thousands!
havo admired in our 10th street window. Values up to $1.00 a yard; nt, ynrd. .......
35c Laces at ISc Yard
An Immense lot of Laces, Venlae, Ratlno and
Mncramo Bands, also shadow laces worth up
to 35c a yard, main floor, at, yard. . . .15ci
10c Wash Laces at 3jc Yard
Iteal Linen Torchons, Imitation Cluny and
Nottingham Bands and Edges; hundreds of
styles; worth to 10c a yard, at, yard, 3Jd
Embroideries at 9c Yd.
Embroidered Nainsook and Cambric Skirt
ings, Flounclngs and Corset Coverings in do
slrablo widths and very flno patterns, yd. 9fi
A Notable Sale of Imported Linens
SENSATIONAL SPECIALS MONDAY IN LINEN DEPT.--MAIN FLOOR
PATTERN TABLE CLOTHS
WORTH VP TO $.0 AT
ThesQ are bleached German' damask cloths
In sizes 2x2, 2x2 hi and 2Hx3 yards. Some are
slightly soiled, bur tho values are truly re
markable. On sale Monday, main floor.-
Wo offer you 72-lnch silver bleached table
damaBk Monday that was mado to sell regu
larly at 1 1.2 5 ; a special attrac- m
tion in our main floor Hnqn " i T
department; at, tho , yard. .....
DAMASK NAPKISS eg 9.98
W0KTH 0,' 10 58.5J AT . . V W'Z-
Fine Scotch damask napkins, sizes 22x22,
24x24 and 26x26, They were mado to sell in
a regular way up to J8.E0. All on eale Mon
day on our main floor.
36-inch lunch cloths, mado of flno
Importod merctr-zed damask and
worth 4 Co each. A apodal for Mon
day, on main floor," 25 C
29c All Pure Linen Towels at 19c
These towels are hemstitched and havo initials wovon In. Thoy
are all pure linen and should Bell regularly at 29c each; spe
cially priced, on our main floor, Monday at
Extra large size crochet bed spreads,
Marseilles patterns always a $1.60
value Monday on our
main floor at, yard . . . .
Final Choicz of Our Spring
and Summer Stock
Any Woman's Suit
Any Woman's Coat
no mMter whether the former
selling pr cc was $15, $20, $25 J
$30 or even tip to $40.
This includes every spring or
summer garment In our entire
stock. Everything in light weights
30c Silk Stripe Voiles 15
ON SALE MONDAY IN BASEMENT
Silk stripe Voile, made from carefully dyed yarns, fully
27 inches wide. It will launder perfectly and will
make up daintily for evening gowns
and dresses. Pink, navy, Copen
hagen, lavender, tan, gray, pale green
and other delicate shades; worth 25c
and 30o a yard, basement, at, a yard.
25c Soft Colored Crepes, 30 in. wide, 15c yd.
In latest Bulgarian patterns for dIoubos and dresses.
Fine Imported Ratines, worth 65c & 73c yd, 2,
Just a few more bolts loft In stripes or plain tan with lattico
work bordor. Very popular and practical summer fabrics.
27-in. white embroidered Cotton Crepe,15Tcd,
For soft 'lingerie gowns and dainty summer blouses, 30c value.
40c Silk Stripe Ratine, 27 in. wide, 25c yd.
Newest colorings In medium weight for late summer wear.
40-inch Knickerbocker Nainsook, $1.39 bolt
Medium light weight, soft finish for undermusllns, 10-yd. bolts.
38-in. white Flaxon Voiie,3jc Values, at, yd 19c
27-in. Dotted Swiss, small and large dots, 10c yd.
Women's Dress Slippers
Ihzt De.t, Ulan Floor
and ends of colored calfskin slip
pers, made to Bell for $3.00 and
Beautiful satin slippers and odds
$3.85; a special group A-f a -at
a special price for . Uf.
Monday; at, pair. . . ...V ' "
Women's Oxfords and Pumps
Odds and endg In patent or dull
leathers and suedes tans, whlto
and black actual 0m r
Lice CURTAINS A.
After taklriir lnventnrv w. -i
260 pelrs of lace curtains ranging in
pair; flno scrims, Irish
point, cluny, cabla net
and other flno curtains.
Thev all CO nt nnn nrl
basement Monday, each -
DRUGS and TOILET GOODS
Boracic Acid, 1-lb package. 16
phate of Qn
Soda, lb.. U
1-lb. pack- Cn
lApaom Salts, 1
lb. pack- Qn
uffe .... UU
Java nice Pow
der, all I Qn
shades ... I'u
11.00 size CI.
20 -Mule -Team
IS PT. 1 8c
26c size Q
Worth Up To $8.00, at $4.95
Each pattern consists of 2Vk yards
beautifully embroidered, fine, sheer
45-inch voile skirting with deep band
of Veniso laco, also 2M. yards Veniso
laco banding to match for trimming,
and 1 yards plain ma
terial, all neatly hoxed
and ready for making.
Worth up to $8, Monday.
Wayne Cedared Paper Wardrobes
Dust-proof, Moisture-proof and Mothproof Bags
You can protect your clothes and keep them
looking fresh by using tho "Wayne" wardrobe
bag. They are easy to use, inexpensive and af
ford absolute protection to garments of every
kind. Suits, -floats, furs, dresses, etc
24x40-inch Bags, regular price 65c, at . . . 49c
30x5O-inch Bags, regular price 75c, at . . . 59c
30x55-inch Bags, with hanger, at .$1.25
On Sale in JTotlon Dept. Main Floor.
Monday We Offer at Much Less Than Actual Value
1 0,000 Yards of New LACES and EMBROIDERIES
SGHOOL BOARD IS IN ERRO
Treasurer Ure Believes Levy Asked
This Year is Too High.
RAISES MORE THAN NEEDED
Lrry Baaed on Decrenaed Asaesaiuent
When Aiirinrarut llaa Actunllr
Increnaetl More Than Tiro
Instead ot Deeding a 15V4 mill levy, the
eohool district ot Omaha can raise within
$3,000 all necessary funds with an lS-mlll
levy, aocordlnc to Treasmer W, Q. Ure,
who bases his reasoning upon a state
ment made by W. T. Bourke, secretary
of the Board ot Education.
Bourke said the levy was Increased
frcm IS to 19Vi mills because the city as
from Mrs. Garrett was from Qrand I-uke, I sessment showed a decrease of from
Neb., where she had two picture post'
cards made and sent here. The mother
In-law fears that hei son's wife has met
with foul play or has been taken sick
enroute. Nebraska ofneors have bean
askod to aid In thi search for her.
DR. H0L0VTSCHINER MAKES
HIS EXIT FROM HOSPITAL
l,000,000 to 13S.G00.0G0.
"Instead ot a decrease the assessment
has Increased from XIt,7U,4T3 to $31,008,
71V said Treasurer Ure. "The Board ot
Education, Bourke says, needs $121,375
from direct taxation. Leaving the levy
at the same figure as last yenr, IS mills,
the amount raised will be $613,3)0, or
within $3,000 of the amount needed."
Increase tn receipts ot the Board of Ed
ucation from other sources would, It Is
estimated, more than make up this de
ficiency, but It these Increases could not
Dr. llolovtsohlner, president of the
mhonl board, left the hosDltal yeaten
hv rrrvlnir hla aooendlr with lilm In! be depended upon an l$Hmlll levy will
a bottle. In about a week he says he will I -"ore thatl lhe l)0rd requests-ot
start on his belated vacation. I -..
The ISH-mlll lVy. Instead nt rutting
6Il,rT5. asked by the school board, will
Key to the Situation Ueo Advertising.
produce $064,300 on an assessment ot
$11,004,718, an Increase of $13,020.
It Is explained, howevtr, that the city
commissioners, who receive the request
of the Board of Education for the annual
levy, have no authority under the law to
reduce It, but Treasurer Ure believes the
board should reconsider Its action and
ask tor less, or that the county commis
sioners should cut the figure to the
amount actually needed.
NEW DEPOT FACILITIES
TO BE DISCUSSED TUESDAY
Itallroad officials and the Commercial
club havo a meeting scheduled for Tues
day, at which Improvements In Omaha
depot facilities will be discussed. Two u.
three meetings have been planned In the
last few weeks, but all Were postponed
or called off because the railroad men
could not get together. Charles Ware,
general manager ot the Union ruclflo
and president of the Union Depot com
pany, believes a sufficient number of
railroad men will attend the meeting
Tuesday to mako tentative plans for
depot Improvement. Some of the Omaha
Improvement clubs have asked to be rep
tesented at the meeting. Thfcy do not
want a subway connecting the two
depots, tut rather favor an entirely new
union station. It la probable that tht
representatives will bo invited to attend
the session. v
Jeff Iloldlnic Dark.
Big Jeff Tesreau has been McQraWs
only disappointment In the twirling line
to date. All ot the Giants' other twlrlers
have been performing roost acceptably for
the Uttlo Corporal. -
Financial Difficulty of Fontenelle
Being Straightened Out,
SEVERAL TENTATIVE CHANGES
Slny X.ease the Additional Ground
Needed or Leave Some of the
Upper Stories of Structure
The financial tangle retarding the
building of the Fontenelle hotel is
about to be straightened out, tho
directors think. Tentative piano are to
Issue $30,000 In second mortgage bonds
and retain somo ot the means first de
cided upon to cut down the cost. Arthur
D. Brandeis has wired the directors that
he will take $25,000 In second mortgage
bonds to help start the .hotel under con
struction Immediately. Thomas It. Kim
ball, the architect, will also probably In
vest lu the hostelery- He Is now In Cali
fornia and the director are awaiting his
return to make further moves.
Instead of buying the twenty-two feet
west of the original site, the directors
now plan to secure a ground lease with
an option to buy. Two ot the top floors
may be allowed to go not completely
finished It the cost can't be cut down to
original figures any other way. The
hotel company believes the structure can
bo erected almost In accordance with the
original plans even though It cannot
be entirely finished at the outset. Bid
will be asked from about twelve con
tractors and some ot them, the directors
believe will have the cost cut to the
right figure. ' It is probable that com
structlon will begin In the spring.
Bull Moose Feast
Dr. W. O. Henry, the big buU mooa
for Douglas county, announces that tha
headllner for the forthcoming love feast
to be held at the Paxton next Tuesday
evening, to commemorate the annlversarj
of the found ofthe party, will be Dr.
W. E. Evans, for many years health
commissioner for the city of Chicago,
who, though a Ufe-long democrat, becam
one of the founders of the progresalvi
party last fall. Dr. Evans has spoken
In Omaha before, usually upon health
and sanitation topics.
CRIPPLED FATHER APPLIES
FOR A MOTHER'S PENSION
C. II. Barnes, who Uvea In Burt county,
father of five small children, appeared
In Juvenile court with a request for a
mother's pension. His right arm has
beeamputated at the elbow and he said
that he thought he deserved aid.
The court could do nothing for Mr.
Barnes' because he is not a msident ot
Douglas county. The so-called "mother's
pension." however, is really a chlldren'a
pension and a father might secure a pen
sion as well as a mother,
Three more mothers were granted pen.
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