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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE? FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1903.
'j Bsll Dong. Ill BoVtt Foiw
Twelve More Days for
This store is filled with
and practical gifts gifts for
What fan b more acceptable.
Never hare assortments been larg
er or values better than this great
Chrlstmss display. They are crisp
and fresh, not a mussed, or soiled
lot Whether yon wlih to pay 10c,
15c, 16c or up to tie, you should
; Holiday Eibbona
Ali the. newest shades and fancy
novelties are ready .for the early
C&rlttm&s shopper. A set of
Dorothy Dainty Ribbons makes a
suitable gift for misses and child
ren. Mrs. David, who is an expert
la ' making fancy bows, girdles,
sashes, etc., is at our ribbon de
partment and will be pleased to
take special orders for Christmas
Money Saving Sales in the Cloak Department Friday
Ladles' Long Kimonos, $4.60 quality, Friday, at $2.25
Lovely Dress and Evening Waists
In cream, white and pale evening shades of silk messaline. reduced from
$9.60 to $5.00
. $15.00 to 88.25
$18.00 to ; $10.50
' $25.00 to $12.50
i.oney Saving Prices on Ladies' Fine Tailor Made Suits
$25.00 Suits at $15.00 35 00 8u,tB at $25.00
' $45.00 Suits at $30.00
No store shows such a beautiful assortment of really new and" de
sirable coats for Women. , Prices all the way from $15 to $75.
'.. Fine Furs
- Jlnk Black -Lynx Natural and Blended Squirrel. Fine choice
'styles. . ; ; ' . x
agricultural advancement waa It not that
the leading economist! of the country tiavs
recently brought It home to ua that In
spite of all that haa been done In this
tirectlon In the last few years, the back
wardness of American agriculture atlll
threaten the United States with a future
of stress and poverty, the beginnings of
which many now living might aee. I have
in my mind a notable aerlea of addressee i
by one or the biggest imnKera upon tne
economic problems of the United Statea
in your pubiio lite today, Mr. James J.
Ppeaking from knowledge which none
ran gainsay, he had annunciated certa.n
IiropuHiiions to which no exceptions have
teen taken, and which, if accepted, mean
that nothing snort of a complete revolu
tion In model n Ideas aa to the position of
i ha farming Industry and of tne worker
upon tne farm landa can aave this Mp.ub.io
...., a kiiiii! ..uuito.iiiu tiiu.iiua in
yuare and literal starvation a century
r.uiu what I have seen In these lab
few uays, tne tree won't die for the lack
of beLer tarmlng. Nebraska statesmen
are llxedly determined to rely upon educa
tion as tne great agency of agrlculturn.
progress. The scientist who can makt
some solid contributions to the practice o.
agriculture la gaining every day .a hlghe.
position In the icgaiu of tne community a
queer change from the day 1 recall whe:
v.e tiaed to classify those who devotee
tnemceives to any of the sciences underly
ing the Industry by which we lived a.
"ulig hunters." .1 should not wonder If li
this, ugr.cultural state politicians would I:
inline be expected to know aomethin..
about agriculture, but that would be
revolution. riom what 1 have seen l!
the iast few das I am convinced that !
Mr. James J. Hill could be among us in
would feel that he Is no longer "crying In
Now a word upon better business.
Where, It seems to me, that farmers has
been at even a greater disadvantage in the
conduct of their Industry than In the mat
tor of applying the teaching of moderr
sclenco to it, la In their methoda of bus.
ness. Nothing Interested me more when I was
myself actively Interested In farming In
Nebraska than the total absence of a"
forma of agricultural co-operation which
are universally resorted to In every prog
ressive European rural country and which
at the moment is one of the chief hopes
of the Irish farmer.
Since hoae days, some co-operative
undertakings have been organlied and with
great benefit to those who Join in them,
but I atlj! think the principle of agricul
tural co-opel-atlon la little understood and
Gifts for Children
Along with the toys you'll want
and . .
liai.y Coat lt.irig.i8, satin covered,
itl.00, 5o and
Clonics Hack of Burnt Wood,
Fani Covered Hot Water Bottles,
Satin Covered Trinket Boxes,
1.00, BSo, SOo and
gafeiy I'ln Cases, c.. Hoop Battles,
1.00 and 0C a,
SOo and '
Fancy htraw or Celluloid Battles,
SSo, 680, 60o and
76c, 0e and v
Bilk knitted Veils.
6a, too and
fiaeques and Nlght-tn-Galea,
Too, SOo and
Knitted, Cashmere and Flannelette,
83.50, 98.85, 81-lS, 380 and
Flannel and Cashmere fc-hawls,
3.60, 91-SS, 91.00 and
Crib Blankets, .
93.60 to. .s
Carriage Afsans and Fur Robes,
918 00, 918.00, 87.60, 93.88 and
Infants Long Kimonos and Batik Robes,
M M, 98.95. 91.T8 and
Crocheted bedroom Slippers,
SOo, T6o and
Bonita Sufi bole Shoes, in kid or silk,
SOo and .
BENSON THQRNE CO
1515 1517 DOUC1
SWscS All Pepts. la. A-1141
good things that make useful
men, women and for your best
.- . -. "
Infants' Wear for Zmas
Just received a full line of white
cashmere hand-embroidered, hand
made baby eacques and long wool
wrappers, $1.00 to $10.00.
White -wool cashmere squares dr
shawls, hand-embroidered, $1.60
Infants' long, white wool cash
mere hand-embroidered coats, silk
linings, prices $12, $14, $20, $26.
Infants' long, white wool coats,
made of batiste, bedford cord,
cashmere and bengallne silk,
prices $4.60, $6.60. $8.00, $7.00,
$8.00, $9.00, $10.00, $12.00. $14.
that those who are In charge of agricul
tural education irt the state would so well
at leaat to give to their atudenta a knowl
edge of what la being done In this direc
tion In different portions of th United
BUtes and In other countries..
One of my chief reasons for being a
strong advocate of a reorganisation of the
farmers' business along co-operative lines
Is that experience showa that wherever
this step is taktyi the same organization
which brlmrs men together for mutual ad
vantage In the business of their lives Is
always utilised for tne iai more impor
tant object of bringing them together for
purposes of social and Intellectual enjoy
ment unit advancement. This brings me
to my last and, to my mind, the most Im
portant aspect of the whole agricultural
.uestloli better living.
Commends President's Commission
It la no time for those who have opinions
juon the sublent of the country life com-
nlSBlon's Inquiry to- ventilate them. Bui
it may possibly Interest you to 'Know irom
foreign obaerver bsw tin appointment ol
thla commission. Its personnel, and Its
ork are regarded by those who are
watching them from the outside. I have
jeen In reputable and Influential American
iournals. not. I relolce to say. In any of
those of this city, scornful allusions to
the commission and its work. The rarmer,
a-a arc told, does not want to be uplifted.
but to be left alone. He can be relied
upon to uplift himself.
1 know that a great many people think
that the dullness of country life Is going
to be settled by such additions to modern
-Ivllisatton aa the telephone, the automo
lle. the trollev car. Not long ago I met
t friend of my ranching days who told
Tie that life was completely cnangea in
he Big Horn Basin, rme of the loneliest,
nost Inaccessible portions of the range
nif vhirh T used to ride. I knew that
the country could n6t have ben thickly
lettled, and I aaked him to what the Im
provement In social conditions was .ohlefly
due. He said the telephone and he told nv
how a few days hefore we met he heard his
wife go to the Instrument and can up a
in.iv friend at a ranch which I knew
to be ft long day's ride from where he
lived. He heard her call out,. "Bay, I
lust forgot now you toia me 10 pui in
that sleeve." "Now," he added, "If .1 had
hid to solve that proDiem, it wouiu jusi
i.a,A w.n h 1." '
One heara, too, of the ranchman's wife
'Olng OU and leaving tne me insirumen
in Vi aleenlna babv's head and ar
rmnini with the - postmistress .that If
the baby equalled some neighbor was
be asked to go and see what waa the
matter. I don t Know any more kuoui
bahies than I do about sleeves, but I
some gilts of real merit -
someuing practical to wear -do place so
well equipped to care lor your needs as
is this store. One whole building lull of
wearing apparel lor young people.
I S rOK I3A.tiESs
Monkeys and Dogs,
Hand fainted Toilet Bets for Babies, TS nc
83.50, 88.50, 81.88 and S I . aS O
Btring Holla and Hag Dolls, OCi
580, SOo and ?Q
F.skiiuo Dolls. 9 C
4 1 . "0
Baby Iteoord Books, CI), i Fine Zephyr Rooteea, a.
1.75, 85e and - 580, SSo, 86e and... I&C
. ,. 58o
should say thla wtmld be an excellent
device for strengthening their lungs.
(.'oavenlenees Nat Bverythlasj.
Well, r have no doubt that all these
modern conveniences will do a great deal.
Fut It must not be forgotten mat wnne
the country conditions will thue be greatly
mproved. the town rs not going to remain
ststlonsry. The lure of the city will con
tinue to operate on many minns. i
recollect after I had twn six or seven
months on the range and when I came
down to sell my eat tie In Chicago, It waa
a real pleasure to me to walk the atrees
of Chicago. I enjoyed the clatter and the
glare. I was quite happy flattening my
nose against the store windows. A leas
congenial occupation, aa I feel today. It
would be hard to Imagine, but the remem
brance of the aensatlon has Its lesson for
There Is my mind one way, ana one
way only, of building up a country life
which will compete aucceesfully with the
He of the city. Tou have got, inrougn
education, and of course this will take
time, to change the mental outlook of the
country child. How- this Is to be done
It Is for those who are responsible for the
education of each community to say. All
I can do Is to define the need as I see It,
and I will do so In words which I have
Used at home
Wist Two inanges.
In the rural mind." The physical environ
ment nf the farmer la replete with Inter
est to the followers of almost every branch
of natural science. That Interest must oe
communicated to the agricultural classes
according to their capabilities. 'Mature
study," I believe. Is the iHtest term of the
pedagogues for the revelation of the simple
natural nrocesses. but to make these pro
cesses Interesting to the child you must
first make them Interesting to the teacher.
The second change In the outlook relates
to the spiritual rather than to tne util
itarian side of education, uomenow or
other, that intimacy with and arrection
for nature to which Wordewortn naa given
the highest expreaslon must bs engendered
In the mind of the rural youth. In thla way
only will the countryman come to realise
the beauty of the life about him. as
through the teaching of science he will
come to realise the truth."
Tnt nti. other illustration of educational
leal I will mention without names, but to
those who have known western life aa long
as I have, many prominent names will
occur. It is a common experience for men
who took Horace Greeley's advice perhape
In the middle of the last century, to admit
that thev owed their good fortune largely
to circumstances and to opportunities of
the pioneer days, which no longer exist, but
to recognise that for the generatlone which
come after them, success In life, both In
Individuals and In communities, must de
pend mainly upon education. These men,
Inspired with the loftieat patriotism, have
frennentlv left behind them rtchlv endowed
educational institutions, which are the won
der and the envy of European peoples.
Omnha haa profited by tne exisience or
this spirit among Its great citizens.
Now, I am Just aa certain as 1 am of my
presence here that the democracy of such
states as Nebraska and Iowa will not only
maintain their faith In education, but will,
as the years go by, expreea that faith In a
broader, . a higher and a more efficient
V anner. Bducatlon becomea really effi
cient only when the general body or clu
sena and the pedagogues so thoroughly un
derstand and co-operate with each other
that the different grades of education, gen
eral and technical, are closely related to
the life of the community.
CORN IS fCIMU" IJf FIERY ETTERS
Motto of Exposition Rinses from the
"Corn la King."
That Is the motto which biases forth In
letters of fire from the "Welcome" arch
In front of the city hall during the National
The city -was Illuminated Wednesday
night with all the splendor which has made
Omaha, famous, for In addition to all
the street decorations whlcn are used dur
ing Ak-Sar-Ben the merchants have ad
ded many new signs which all unite In
making the entire city a blase of glory
and ' beautiful enough for the coming of
even Sa great a king as King Corn.
Merchants throughout the entire city are
also vicing with each other In the splendor
of their window decorations. While tho
Christmas season Is at hand and all the
merchants are desirous of showing as
many articles of merchandise In the win'
dows as possible, King Com Is not forgot
ten and nearly, every large Merchant house
has the emblem of the Corn show In the
Tbe hotels are a little slow in getting out
their -decorations and Thursday morning
the Merchants hotel was the only hostelry
In OnViha which had Its windows decorated
In honor of King Corn. Others say, how
ever, they will soon be In line.
Borne of the merchants have made some
unique and splendid displays In honor o
the corn exposition. These are too numer
ous to mention. Fhtl Armour at the Ben
nett company has wrought wonders by tli
use of rornstalks, which he has worked li
the holiday gooda. Colling at. Brandela' ha.
glided the natural cornstalks and worke
up some splendid effects. Miller, Stewar
& Beaton have a window which makes tl
passersby stop and take notice. It Is a
old-fairhloned husking bee, with ' the goo
wlfo and her daughter preparing the evi n
Ing meal, while the burly tillers ot the so
husk the corn with the assistance of
huge Jug of cider.
The official corn show maiden Is used I
many of the window decorat'ons and soni
genius haa made a huge' paper mache f.g
uio of the design of the corn show malui
which many are using. - This same des g
s used In the beautiful trans. oiinat o
cei.e In the corn show maiden snow wit., i
me expos. tlon building. He.e the ear
.orn is turned into the offlo.al corn aho.
.ualdea Lefore tho very eyea of the publi .
rue corn show management has adop.t .
tne Ak-Sar-Ben colors as ths corn show
colors and these are being used expensively
COUNTRY LIKE COMMISSION GOES
Holds Another Session la Omaha and
Starts on Its Way.
'The farmer Insisted on my staying to
supper and I somewhat reluctantly gavt
in." E. A. Arnold, an Iowa creamery com
pany agent, was telling the country life
commission what he had learned at first
hand ot manners, customs, food, etc.. In
southern Iowa and northern Missouri.
"The woman of the house cooked som
pork In a skillet and cooked 1t until it wan
as hard as sole leather. Then she fried
potatoes for a few minutes In the grease
left In the skillet and served the potatoes
swimming In the grease. She took some
bread out of the oven, but did not cut It,
simply tearing it Into hunks.
"She seemed to feel that a guest being
present she should do something extra,
so after lamenting that they had no pie
he broke up some crackers, poured on this
a little diluted milk, emptied some lemon
extract Into the bowl and put It on the
"How did you feel next morning?" In
quired Dr. Stiles, the marine hospital serv
ice expert who Is with the commission and
In whom professional interest could not be
Aa expressive grimace was ths only an
swer from Arnold. This speaker declared
that farm conditions of farm life varied
widely, but that fried food formed at leaat
:) per cent ot the diet of farmers when
homes he had visited.
Immigration waa a prominent thems
Thursday morning. Captain J. P. Merry of
Mancbeater, la., gensral Immigration agent
of the Illinois Central; Immigration Aenia
Bcbmldt of the Rock Island and Frlaoo
lines snd KJjnberly of tbs Missouri . Pacific
were utilised s,t . length by Dead Bailey.
Mr. Wallace, Dr. SUles and A. J. Balrd.
fourth number of the commission. All
were questioned with, particular reference
to southern conditions how tbe Italian suo
uteds, bow southerners like hint, whetber
ue shows a tendoncy to Intermarry with
,h ntagrur eta.
Anotiter. rallread man. F. Walters, gen.
eral manager of ths Northwestern, west
of tbe Missouri,' spoke when good roods
wers up for disouaalon. Ue announced
Ula lat.uUon of starting n "good roads'1
special in Nebraska on the sams plan he
had done In Iowa previous to crossing' the
Missouri to work. 1 4
'Captain Merry spoke highly of the Italian
colonist, as dJd Bohtatt and ' Klmberly.
None, however, would say that ths pecu
liar labor . problems of the south will be
solved In great measure by bringing Itali
ans there in numbers and each admitted
that his railroad "company would prefer
to have northern' Termers settle along Its
lines In southern and southwestern terri
tory. ' t
"Ths prohibition tjuestldh romes In peculi
arly here," remarked Dr. Btlles. ' "The
wlne-drlnklng Itallah'end the beer-drlnklng
German may complicate ths situation some
what. Ths south wishes to stop the sale
of liquor to negroes, Tiecause he becomea
dangerous to women' when under the In
fluence of liquor. The presence In the
south of many people who object to pro
hibition you can easily aee, wilt be a com
Dr. Btlles slao brought. out by questions
the fact that the small country slaughter
houses of Nebraska SJ-e not subject to any
inspection, and ths dreadful unsanitary
conditions nere prevailing are subject to
almost no check.
He also touched upon the almost total
lack of sanitary conditions In the south,
especially among the negroes and showed
how enormous the ravages of typhoid are
for this reason.
Desn Im II. Bailey of the college of agri
cultural, Cornell university, took a leading
part Irt ths questioning of the morning.
Every question he put was a vital one
and there was little chance to wiggle
away from what he sought to bring out. as
a witness has under a cross examination.
Dr. Bailey looks the student and scholar.
Tall, spare of frame and not full of face.
nis piercing eyes glearonng far behind
gold spectacles, his manner la as Incisive
in suggestion aa are his questions In fact.
TTie commission held another session
In the ballroom of the Rome, Thuraday
afternoon and went to Council Bluffs at
4:30 to attend the Horticultural congress.
FARMER SAYS IT MAKES IS THINK
One Visitor Wholdets the Real Spirit
of the Cnrn Show,
"It makes us think."
Thus spoke one farmer from th T.n
valley region to his neighbor as the two
had Just finished a 'look nvnr th ih.
miles of prise corn which Is shown at the
exposition. The remark was overheard by
one of Omaha's most nromlnent men anA
he thought It showed the exposition was
imving us aesirea effect.
It Is really Worth' the nrlrta of ailmlsalnn
to see this corn and it makes us wonder
now ths other follow can do it, It makes
us think," said the farmer,
That Is the main oblect of the .moni
tion, to make the farmers think and to get
them to better their crnns. for hv sHHIno.
few bushels to the acre to the farms of this
surrounding country the entire populace
win do Denentea, and that Is where you
and I get on," said, the. merchant In telling
of the conversation tq a friend.
ALFALFA 19 REALLY THE QUEEN
Has Palace at the Exposition Second
Only to Corn.
"Alfalfa Is Queen."
That sign should have Its place beside the
"Corn Is Klpg" sign on the triumphal arch
In front of the city hall, for It Is the truth.
Occupying one end or a new exposition
building Is the alfalfa exhibit, and here,
besides the commercial exhibits. Is the
throne of Queen Alfalfa. It Is one of the
most beautiful spots In the entire exposition
building, Is this canopy which has been
bulldcd by the Nebraska Atfalfa associa
tion. The dueen'a'throne Is In the shape of
an anclent'sprirtg rrhia Vnr la built of al
falfa Snd lighted 6y'lectjrc fights. ' In the
center ot the spring house sits the queen,
who Is made entirety 'of alfalfa, and some
one has done a neat piece of work In pre
paring the exhibit.
ROBBERS HOLD UP FAST TRAIN
Great Northern Enatboond Pstwnser
Stopped by Bandit Fireman
Saves Express Car.
SPOKANR, Wash., Dec, 10. Three men
help-up east-bound Great Northern train.
No. 4, near Hlllyard,1 this state, early this
nornlng and robbed the mall cir. The
iresence of mind of W. Perrln, the fireman,
revented the looting of the express car,
'hlch carried a large amount of money,
deluding $20,000, consigned from a Spokane
ink to a Montana town.
Perrln uncoupled the mall and baggage
ars from the train Instead of the express
lr, snd the bandits, who hsd the fireman
vered with revolvers, did not notice the
lck. The robbers sn the engine-and
'ie two cars some miles further on and then
fled the mall car and escaped. If U
uppoaed that they have made their way
nek to Spokane. qfhe amount of their
oty Is unknown.
FILES CURED 1W e TO 14 DAYS,
Zti OINTMENT trnaranteed to cure any
ua of itching, blind, bleeding or protruding
es In to 14 days or money refunded. 60a
College-Ulan School Day, Friday
IN CONCERT HALU
Address by a representative of the
Department of Agriculture, probably
tho assistant secretary, Dr. William
uslc. March Ths Prince of the
Addreee by Hon. W. R. Mellor, aecre
i v of tho Nebraska State Board of
iuslc Popples (a Japanese romance)
Meeting of the Board of Regents, Unl
ersilv cf Nebraska.
Music The Society Swing Frantsen
Mr. Funk is arranging other eventa
for thla day's program.
Signal engagement oi the Ames (la.)
Agricultural College band.
by George Green and hia band.
"The New Tipyerary," (characteris
tic Irish two-step.. Fulton and Hclf
"Caardas' Last Love," (Hungarian
theme) j Brahsm
Overture The Fall of Jericho
"Sweetmeats," (a rag two-stepi...,
Evening In concert hall.
P. M. Concert by Glee club. Uni
versity of Nebraska.
Stein Song Bullard
Boston Ideal Cramer
Chanson Du Toreuidor Bixet
B. B. Gillespie.
(a) Lullaby Brahma
(b) On the Sea Buck
Border Ballad Cowan
. George Johnson.
Whistling Solo .7
. M , O. J. Ireland.
PART TWO-MINSTRELSY, '
Jasmlne . Q. W. William
Orpheus , , E. R. Httrniy
Cudoma EMwsrd Johnston
Rastua Murray French
Johnny ..L. J. T. Klrkup
tajiey. G. R. aUvui
Interlocutor, B. B. Gtlleaple.
Opening chorua '
Romeo and Juliet..., ,...w
....Messrs. Stalil, Ireland and Club
Camp Meeting Tuns
Jassamtne, Orpheua, Cudoma, Rastua.
Johnny, Pansy. .
"Goodbye Mr. Greenback. .M. C. French
Massa's In da Cold. Cold Ground....
J. A. Mould and double quart t.
Tm Going Away" Cudoma
T7 TTTT TFTrfcTP F F
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ARGUE LABOR TEST CASE
APPEAL FROM GOULD INJUNCTION
Foundation of Strike Aliened to Exist
in Right of Free Speech
Federation Wields Im
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10,-The big labor
test case, with former democratic presiden
tial candidate, Alton B. Parker of New
York, among the counsel and the executive
heads of ths American Federation of
Labor, with Its 2,000,000 members, arrayed
against the Buck's Stove and Range com
pany of St. Louis, affiliated with great
manufacturing Interests In the country,
was argued today In the court of appeals
of the District of Columbia. The case Is
on appeal from ths Injunction granted by
Judge Gould of the district supreme court.
restraining the federation from continuing
the name of the Bucks company on the
"We Don't Patronise" list In ths organ
isation's organ, the Federatlonlsts. Counsel
for ths federstlon officials opened the argu
ments, urging reversal of ths lower court.
The Injunction was granted against Presi
dent Gompers, Vice President Mitchell and
Secretary Morrison of the federation.
Counsel claimed the Injunction was in
dentation of the rights of labor organisa
tion snd sn abuse of the Injunction power
of the courts.
Answering, Justice Van Orsdel, ss to the
right of sn employe to prevent his em
ployer from continuing business by tsklng
on new hands, Attorney Ralston declared
that the foundation of such a right was
the power of free speech, by which means
sn employe might dissuade a prospective
successor from taking up the work which
he had dropped. Counsel strenuously de
nied that the method adopted by the feder
ation to prevent the sale of ths product
of the St. Louis concern amounted to an
unlawful conspiracy, or that the means
Used oonstlthted an unlawful boycott.
Counsel for ths Bucks company asked that
the Injunction be continued In effect, and
dwelt on the enormous damage that an
organisation like the federation, with the
power It wields through Its great member
ship, can inflict.
CHARLES MAVIS NUT C01LTI
(Continued from Firat Page.)
when called up on the telephone by The
Bee ' and asked for a statement on the
"I can't say anything until the
comes In," he said.
"But the Jury Is In," he waa advised.
, "Oh, Is that so? Well, I didn't know it,"
he replied with some spirit of anxiety and
concern. "What la Itt"
When told It was not guilty, Mr. English
"Well,, it was a case that I thought
called for the most vigorous prosecution
and I exhausted ths resources of my office.
I did my best to make a vigorous prosecu
tion. Of. course,, it Is not for me to com
ment on the verdict of the Jury. Ths trial
Is over and the case closed.
"Will Abbfe Rice be prosecuted?" was
"I should say not," he replied quickly.
MRS. niCK CRIES WHEN FREED
Will Rejoin Husband Soon Glad
Davis Waa Acquitted.
Vpon the instructions of the county at
torney, Mrs. Abble Rice was on Thursday
discharged from custody. The woman has
been held In the matron's department ot
the city Jail since a few days sftcr ths
tragedy, held merely as a witness and not
under suspicion ot having committed the
Though she has been released from cus
tody, Mrs. Rice will remain with ths
matron at the Jail for a few days or s
week, perhaps, until her father csn make
some arrangements for her care, or until
her husband Is in a position to send for
her. The woman's husband, a soldier. Is
now In Boston, but he has written his wife
that he will make a home for her aa soon
aa possible, when ha will send for her. 1
When Chief of Police Donahue notified
Mrs. Rice Thursday morning .hat she was
at liberty to go where she pleased, she
broke down and cried in the matron's de
partment, declaring that she did not want
to leave Mrs. Gibbons, the matron, who
had been kind to her during the three
months' Incarceration and who adviaed her
to lead a different life In the future. She
told the matron that she waa ths first
friend she had for a long time and that
she wanted to stay with her. This could
not he, snd the county attorney advised
her to accept her husband's proposals snd
go back to him.
Mra. Rice, In company with Matron Gib
bons, visited the county attorney Thursday
noon and had a long conference with that
official. Following this conference she
"I will stay with the matron, who has
been so kind to me, for a few days, a
week maybe, until my father can make
some arrangements for me until my bus
band. Is ready for me to go to him," said
Mrs. Rlcs. ."My. father has, written me
that h .will, look out for ma at present,
and I will do what he says, though I will
never go to my old home la Des Moines.
That Is one city I will never see again.
"I would tike '. to stay with ths matron,
but as that-aannot be I must certainly Itsvs
Omaha. It would never do for me to stay
here with the old associates and tbe old
companions, for I am firmly resolved to
leave the old life and live ss a decent
woman should In the future.
"Where my husband and 1 will go I, of
course, do not know as yst, but we will
gg tn soras town where I sa nat known
Of 6 Pairs.
snd where I will pot be pointed out every
where, ss I am here. No, I will not change
my name. There are lots of Rices In the
country and In another town where I am
not known and where this esse Is not
known can live a quiet life snd no one
know who I am or what I was."
Aaked If she were glad Dsvls came clear,
Mrs. Rice said:
"I guess I am glad Mr. Davis was freed,
because If he had been convicted they
might have held me, wouldn't they?" she
said. "I only told what I knew ot the
case, of what happened before. Of course,
I did not see Mr. Dsvls shoot ths doctor,
and you know there Is always doubt, and
he may not have fired the shot. Anyway,
I sm glad he waa not found guilty, for
now I am free, too, and If he had been
convicted I don't know what they would
have done with me."
Rl'STIN LEAVES OMAHA
Two Children to Havm-hlll,
Macs., to Make Home.
Mrs. Rustln, widow of Dr. Fred Rusttn,
has taken her two little girls and gone to
Haverhill, Mass., her old horns and the
horns of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. How,
to reside permanently. Her father is an
Invalid and mother In poor health. Mrs.
How wss In Omaha with Mrs. Rustln for
a tlms after the tragedy. Mrs. Rustln left
MEN WITH MONEY DISAPPEAR
Possibility Gang; Infests Territory
Bordering; on Nebraalut to
Mnrder nnd Rob.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., Dec, 10. (Special.)
Is that 'part of the Missouri river where
South Dakota and Nebraska join, Infested
by a desperate band of murderers who
make a practice of killing and robbing
at Isolated points anyone whom they find
with large sums of money T
, This is the question that is agitating
some of the residents of that part ot
Gregory county which is tributary to the
"Big Muddy." The mysterious disappear
ance of three persons in tho course of
a few months, who were known to have
largs sums of money tn their possession
when last seen alive, has given rise to the
belief that ths missing men were mur
dered and robbed, after which their bodies
were hidden, either by being buried In
tbe ground at some remote point or by
being weighted down and thrown into the
It Is only a few months ago thst "Tod''
McPherson, a well known fanner and
stock feeder of Bon Homme county, dis
appeared as) though the earth hsd opened
up and swallowed him. He had gone to
the west side of the river with n large
sum In cash In his possession for the pur
pose of purchasing a herd of cattle of
Which he had been informed. Boon after
reaching the west side of the river he
disappeared, and from that day to this not
the slightest trsce of him has been found.
The more recent victims of the supposed
mysterious murderers were the Btegmeyer
brothers, who last month disappeared
from their home at an laolated point near
the little town of St. Charles, situated In
Gregory county. Bo far as known the
brothers hsd never had troublo with any
one, and there was not the slightest rea
son why they should voluntarily make
It was believed when they first disap
peared that their money was aafe In some
bank, but It has since been discovered
that such wss not the case, snd thst the
brothers made a practice of keeping
In their possession large aggregate sums
which they had saved.
This has given rise to the belief that
the brothers wero murdered snd robbed. !
and that their bodies were then secreted
by being burled In some out-of-the-way
ravine, or were hauled to the Missouri
river end after being weighted down with
rocks were thrown into the stream.
Like the cse of "Tod" Mcpherson, not
the slightest traeo haa been found of
either of the brothers. If a regularly or
ganised band of murderers Is at work In
that region they are very shrewd and
manage to keep their tracks woll cov
ered. Yon Will Bo Welcome.
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