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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1013.
IF ST COMES FROM
IT MUST BE GOOD
t&fciBOod to drink
s!zddown to Beer.
TO REDUCE miGAB RATES
nine's New Schedule Higher Than
Company's Own Rates.
ARE CHEAPER AFTER JANUARY 1
I FREE B
A Christmas Souvenir
box of Camly with a K$m
A Dome or rmo wino
with $2 or more.
Tnl Compnnr Unit Already An
nonncril n Xptt Schedule to !o
Into Kffrct on (hp I'lr(
of the Ycnr.
80c, $1 and $1.25 tg
per full quart.
$3.00 to $5 per gal.
35c, 50c and 75c
$1 to $2.50 per gal. gj-ggi
That an ordinance Intended to rcduco
taxtcal) rates, prepared by City Attorney
John A. RJno and Introduced at the
mcctlnK of tho city commission Tuesday,
will not reduco rate.", but will Rlvo taxi
rab companies an opportunity to charts"
more than tho new rates announced this
week by taxlcab companies Is the asser
tion of Sam Itouser of tho Omaha Taxi
cab company. Houses said:
"The old ordinance itave tho taxi driv
ers a chanco to charpo a man a dollar
for. cntrytng him across the street, but
wo took tho matter Into our own hands
and kept tho rates reasonable."
This new ordinance provide that not
moro than CO cents shall bo charged for
hauling ono or two passengers half a
mile. Tho taxlcab company's new rates
Includo four persons for tho samo faro.
For one mile for two persons the
ordinance fixes a rato of $1: the Uixt
cab companies" new rate Is TO conta for
four passengers, and 40 cents for each
additional mile, whereas the ordinance
catls for M cents for nil passengers for
that additional mile.
Four passenger cars may be hauled
under tho now ordinance at $3 an hour
and flvo passenger cars at $4 an hour;
the now company rato Is $3 an hour for
five passenger cars and it nn hour for
seven passenger machines.
Vnder the new ordinance It Is mado a
misdemeanor for a chauffeur to Impose
on a stranger by misdirecting him or by
taking hltn by any but tho most direct
and fcaslblo route to his destination.
Tho ordinance will apply to license and
unlicensed chauffeurs, while the old one
xppllcd only to licensed operators.
Ask for Maximum
All city commissioners will a!k for the
maximum apportionment for their several
dtipartments for the new year. Hitch com
plains of bilng handicapped by Insuffi
Commissioner Wan 11. nutler of the de
partment of finance and accounts says
he will succeed In operating for another
yenr on about the same amount.
Commlsjdnnhrs A. C. KugcU C. H.
Wlthnell. Joe 11. Hummel and John J.
Ityder will ask for the legal limit fort
their departments, although each expects j
to get all asked for.
Volunteers and Salvationists Re
ceiving Much Encouragement,
WILL FILL MANY BASKETS
Mekrln Dropped Into the Chimneys
nnil Votn on tho Corners Help
ing to Kerd nn it Comfort
MUST HAYE RETAIL LICENSE;
Proprietors of Barrel Houses to Con
fine Their Trade.
THREE APPLICANTS REFUSED
City CommlsiiloH Mtlliin' nn nn Kx
clno rtnnril Turn Uoirn One Old
l.mr Offender mill Two
Movlnir I.ornt Ion.
Flasks, 1) o c a n t o r s,
Smokers' Sets, Fancy
boxes assorted Liquors
A full lino of O'Mrlcn's
50c lb. boxes oj
()c lb. boxes CA.
Officer Wounded by
Pat Crowe Has Leg
Amputated as Result
As the result of a bullet wound re
ceived In lOOTi, whllo participating In a
revolver duel with Pat Crowe, tho ab
ductor of Kddlo Cudahy, Al Jackson, an
ex-pollceman, had to undergo the am
putation of his left leg December IS at
St. Catherine's hospital. Ho is reported
I to be recovering satisfactorily from the
shock of the operation.
Blood poisoning, which gradually de
veloped from tho old bullet wound, mads
tho amputation necessary. The original
wound waa in the officer's right leg, but
it is said that tho trouble supposed to
have started from it had affected his
j whole system and had finally centered
In tho other limb.
The battlo with tho kidnapper took
place at Sixteenth and William streets
on tho night of July 7. 1903, after Jack
son had followed Pat Crowo and a com
panion to a saloon, whero he and Officers
Lahey, Baldwin and Davis attempted to
arrest tho much wanted fugitive. Crowe
escaped, however, and was not taken
until several months later.
As the result of Jackson's wound, he
finally resigned from tho police force,
as he asserts that he was unable to walk
a beat, although forced to do so by his
superior officers. Consequently any claim
he may now make for assistance from
tho Police Relief association will be op
posed nud will have to bo fought out In
court If Jackson so presses It.
Proprietor of barrel houses and ap
pl cants for saloon llceniei who are known
to conduct a scmt-wholrsale business ap
peared before tho city commission sitting
as an excise board and declared they
would oporato under a retail Uccnso and
sell only to consumers.
Tho city council had asked for an
opinion from tho city legal department
rclatlvo to wholesalers being licensed and
hold to strict obedience of tho law for
bidding retailers doing a wholcsalo business.
Three applicants for retail licenses were
refused when tho council rejected the fol
lowing: ike Grossman, 624 North Six-
teejith street, who Is alleged to have
conducted a disorderly place last year;
Christen Chrlstensen and C. IS. Skinner,
both of whom nppllcd for licenses to
operate at now places.
In the resolutions refusing tho licenses
Commissioner J. J. Ityder said "It was
not the policy of tho present council to
increase the number of miloons In tho
Adjournment was taken till Friday
morning at 10 o'clock, when protests will
To date 225 licenses have been Issued.
Increased generosity on the part of tho 1
public. In Its deslro to shore the good
things of tho Christmas season with the .
poor and unfortunuto was noticed Mon- j
day and Tuesday by the workers In
chargo of tho street collection baskets ot
tho Salvation Army Bnd the Volunteers of
America. Adjutant James and Major Mo-
Cormlck of tho two organizations statn
that it tho larger number of contribu
tions continue, most of their urgent ap
peals for baskets ot food will bo met on
Over WO Christmas baskets will be dis
tributed, if the funds are available, but
the requests for such aid has eo far ox- I
cecded the resources of the two bands of
workers. Many aged, sick, Idle, friend
less, widowed, or deserted persons have
called at tho headquarters during the
'last few days, tolling pitiful stories and
bcgxlng for one of the Christmas bas
kets that will mean at least a square
meal for them on the holiday.
Tho task of filling tho baskets with the
available foodstuffs on hand began this
morning at tho two headquarters' build
ings. Some goods have been donated by
wholesalers and commission men, but tha
bulk of tho supplies have to be bought
with tho nickels and dimes dropped Into
tho street corner chimneys and pots.
In addition to tho baskets ot food, many
of tho needy applicants have requested
coal, clothing, rent money and even a
or Early in
What Gift Could Ilo
Than Ono of ()i
Buy thom'Vi any
amount nt our
Let 'her" pick the
gltt she wants
Castro Released on
Five Thousand Bond
Salvatorc Castro, under suspicion of
being the assailant of James Patterpon,
Union Pacific shop foreman, was again
released on a now S5.000 bond, when he
appeared before Judge Lclle in district
court. Postponement of tho case until
the outcome of Patterson's Injuries is de
termined was ordered by tho judge.
BURGLARS GET JEWELRY
WHILE FAMILY IS AWAY
S. S. Montgomery, 1010 Glcnwood ave
nue, reports to tho polico that his home
was robbed Monday night of $150 worth o(
Jewelry, The family was away and the
burglars gained entrance through the
kitchen door which they opened with n
Duty on Cigars from
More Than Cigars
Another class of Christmas presents
which will prove somewhat expcnslvo to
tho people who recolvo them are tho nu
merous boxen of cigars which aro being
sent through tho malls from the Philip
pine Islands this week.
In Importing these cigars In smaller
quantities than 3,000 the duty Is almost
prohibitive Cadet Taylor, surveyor of tho
port of Omaha, has been waiting for a
newer advico on the matter ot tho tariff
on these cigars and has received notlco
that tho rate would bo 25 per cent ot the
value of tho cigars, plus J4.60 per pound.
This duty Is almost prohibitive and will
bring the duty on theso Christmas pres
ents higher than the real value of the.
XotlilnR Will Ho
This enables the
recipient of your
Bl(t to bo fitted
in Just tho gloro
preferred. On sale
at glove counter.
Great Stocks of Christmas Gifts and Splendid Service
Await the Last-Day Shoppers in This Immense Store
Tho final Rlft-buylng day In nt hand. Como to tho storo that can glvo you quick service, groater var
ieties to chooso from nnd greater values, thnn you can possibly find elsewhere. Do your shopping In
tho "Storo of n Thousand Clerks," the storo with am lilo elevator scrvlco, tho "Storo That Has Every
thing." Every Toy, Doll and Game in Toyland Must Be Sold
On tho Inst day boforo Christmas you will find our stocks of toys vastly greater, moro complete thnn any- !j
wuere ciso in town. livery toy is bright and now, th ere aro groat vnrloties of gifts and plenty of sales
people to servo you. Wo will positively soil everything in our toy slock boforo 10 p. m. Wednesdny. Mnny
lines will be disposed of at sensational reductions. Wondorful values every hour In tho day. You cor
tnlnly can eavo money on toys If you como to limn dels Toy Inn d on this final dny before Christmas.
Wednesday We All A. P! j. IT1J.1
CHOICE OP ANY UMBRELLA IN OUR STOCK JQ98 j
THAT HAS BEEN PRICED AT $5 up to $15 at i
Gold Filled Handles Pearl Trimmed Handles
Sterling Silver Handles.
All Pure Silk Umbrollns with silk c.aso nnd taBKol.
Tho best makes tho most beautifully designed
handles, and beyond nil question tho moBt wonderful
vulucs In fine umbrellas wo over offered you.
HEAVY CAKE OF ICE FALLS
ON DRIVER JEFF BUELL
Jeff Buell, $02 Georgia avenue, suffered
a painful accident yesterday at Four
teenth and Douglas streets when a 100
pound cake of ice fell on him. Hucll Is a
driver for tho Omaha Ico and Cold Stor
age company and whllo making a delivery
slipped on tho wagon stop with his bur
don. He was given medical attention
and then taken to his home. It is
thought that ho might , be internally In
Cnll nnd see this
Modern Store. Noth
liiK like It west or
New i ork t ity.
1309 FARNAM ST.
Two Doors Knst of
W. O. W. Skyscraper.
gig Open Until 8 P. M.
BRIEF CITY NEWS
rldelity Storage It Van Co. Doug. 1516.
Hive Root Print It Now lieacon Press.
Life Ins.? Yes, Fnn Mutual. Gould.
Zfflii Lighting Burgess-Qranden Co.
By Making this responsible trust com
pany executor and trustee you will avoid
all contingencies and disabilities of Indi
vidual trusteeship at moderate cost to
your estate. Peters Trust company, 1622
Children to CelebrateMembers of the
Christ Child's society will meet at St.
Mary Magdaleno's Catholic church Sat
urday at 3 p. m.
Miss Mason Improving Miss Clara B
Mason, principal of Park school, wtio
was operated on for appendicitis at Wlso
Memorial hospital yesterday, is improv
Dinner Given by W, O. T. U. Tha
Francis Willard union of the "Woman's
Christian Temperance union Is giving a
number of Christmas dlnnors this week
to needy families.
rined for lid Idftlng Wong Chin and
Halle Lee, two Chinamen, who sold beer
after S o'clock in their, establishment at
lll Douglua street, were given fines by
Police Judge Foster. Chin drew J26 and
costs and Lee drew $10 and costs.
Sinner on the Diners On the dining
cars on tho roads operating In and out cf
Omaha, tho superintendents of the ser
vice are laying their plans for serving
unusually toothsome dinners. Turkey
will be one ot the staples on each menu,
but aside from this there will bo an un
usually large number ot tempting dishes.
The menu cards are out and each is il
luminated with a mammoth turkey strut
ting about rampant.
"Died of I'llfllllioulu"
is never written of those who cure coughs
and colds with Dr. King'H New DU
tovery. Guaranteed. Me and $1.09. For
aio by your druggist. Advertisement.
Give her a silk petticoat. We have
them for il 93, tZ., and 5.00. Julius
Orkin, 1E10 Douglas street
Here Large; Wants
When tho Omaha office of collector of
customs was given tho additional busi
ness ot the Postal Union on December 1
1912, for tho state of Nebraska, the de
partment estimated that during the year
it would handlo about 2,000 packages, i
Figures Just complied in tho office hero
for the first year, which ended November
SO, 1913, show that tho business for the
year was 14,759, or moro thap four times
as much' as tho department had esti
mated. Slnco tho United States has ac
quired the uso of the parcel post, Japan
and Greece have been admitted to the
postal union, which has for many years
included tho largest foreign countries.
In spl(e of this fact, however, in the
reorganization of tho customs depart
ment, tho salary of the Jmaha office
was reduced to J2.KK) a year, and offlc;
which handled a smaller volume ot
business were given higher salaries. Ths
matter has been brought to the atten
tion of tho Nebraska members of con
gress and an effort Is to be mado at
this tesslon of congress, to have tho
salary mado proportionate with the re
sponsibility and business of the office
of collector of customs in Omaha.
FRANK S. EMMONS DIES
AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS
Frank S. Emmons, 4226 Farnam street,
division sales manager for John Deero
Plow company of Omaha, died at about
1 o'clock this morning at the AVlse Me
morial hospital, after a short illness.
Ho was taken suddenly sick from an
aoute attack of Indigestion Friday night
after leaving tho office and was taken
to tho hospital Sunday night for an op
ciatlon, where every possible medical at
tention was given him to no avail.
Mr. Emmons had been in the employ
of the John Deero Plow company for
about eleven years, and was a valued
employe. Ho was 35 years of age, and
began with his last employers as a field
export, working his way through tho
ranks to tho Important position he oc
cupied at the time of his death.
He had a wide rango of friends and
acquaintances among the implement and
vehicle dealers, Jobbers and manufactur
ers, and was recognized as a man of un
usual capabilities In his lino of business.
He leaves a wife and three brothers.
50 EXTRA SALESLADIES
For Our Great
V2 Price Clearance Sale
Women's Suits, Coats, Dresses Furs
Which Starts Friday Morning
Apply Superintendent, Third Floor
OVERLAND ROADS FIND
EXTRA FARE TRAIN WINNER
Northwestern and Union Pacific pas
senger officials are firm In the belief that
No. 1, the du-lu.to train from Chicago to
San Fronclsco by way of Omaha, has be-,
come a winner. Tit s Is tho excess faro
train, and when the two roads placed it
In service, and for n long tlmo afterward,
It carried from ten to twenty-flvo passen-
gors daily, Now the business has in- i
creased to sueli an extent that it has.
been found necessary to add two more,
sleepers to the equipment, the number
having been increased to six I
Telephone, and spread
For Christmas comes bal
once xa year.
Ask "Long Distance" for rates anyivhere,
NEBRASKA TELEPHONE COMPANY
Will Dispose of
On Sale All Day
on Our Main Floor
Dainty, Practical Gifts Modestly Priced
Great Lots Assembled on Big Bargain Squares for Quick
Selling Wednesday Art Needlework Dept., Third Floor
Fancy Satin Lined Bas
kets Fancy Silk Pin Cush
ions Imported Japanese
Fancy bowing Compan
ions Parisian Ivory Basket
Fancy Needle Books
Lingerie Jtlbbon Hold
Fancy Sewing Baskets
Fancy Novelty Pin
Fanny Dresden Blbbon
Tapestry Olove Boxes
Cretonne Waste Paper
Cretonuo Olove nnd
Fancy rtuffled Pin
Silk Tapestry Olove of
Fancy Lined Work
Satin Pin Cushions
with Blbbon Uttffld
Cluny I.aco Scarfs
Fancy Doll Pin
Fancy Flower Baskets
Hand Made Batten
burg Piano Scarfs
Genuine Bamboo Waste
Hand Embrnllered Sofa
Pillows, with satin
Fancy Lined Worit
Hnilrt Made Cluny Lace
Hand Made Battenburg
IMnno Scarfa ,
Embroidered Satin Pin
Hand Embroidered and
Punch "Work Center
pieces Chonlllo Hand Made
Gold Thread Hand
Silk "Klosfit" Petticoats
f The Only Petticoats that Fit Snugly Without a Wrinkle
They Make CHRISTMAS GIFTS ANY WOMAN Would WELCOME
Theso matchless silk potticpnts are advertised every
where, acknowledged everywhere to bo the most practi
cal, comfortablo petticoats made, and they aro worn
overy where by women of good judgment.
Wo aro regular selling agents in Omaha for
Klosfit Petticoats and show complete range
of desirable styles, sizes and colors.
Klosfit Petticoats lit without a wrinkle. Tne patent
clastic gusset makes perfect fit possible aa In no other Hk
nllk skirt. A Klosfit will give moro graceful linos to F
your outer apparel.
You'll see why bo many women wear and recom
mend them after you have had ono an hour.
Beside this group of Klosfit Petticoats at $5 we show
a complete rango of models of "Klosfits." Try one on.
ANY SILVER PLATED TOILET SET IN OUK STOCK (Comb, Brush fc- f
and Mirror, in a lined box) that sold up to $0.00 Wednesday all day, p S07
W&UlNOLAI on our npin floor, per set, at
Our Semi-Annual Offer
ONE DAY ONLY.
Any Man's Overcoat or Suit $
IN OUR ENTIRE STOCK-(Fur Coats Excepted)
No matter whether the original selling price was $25, $30, $35 or $40
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