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HID BEE: OMAHA.'' SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11. 1003.
TWO MESSAGES, ONE WIRE
Henry D. Eitabrook Enthusiaatio on
Latest Thing in Mermen.
Greatest Clothing Event of tho Season
Kow On Sala- Entire Surplus Slock of Higii Gra;e
See Drandeij Stores Bif Ads os Pa.es 4 ind 10
TALKS AND TELEGRAPH AT ONCE
Leading Comnmrl tor Great latereata
Seee C'baacej (or Immeaee Savlaa;
la Combination Teleairaph
"Two different mrmin telephone and
I el eg raph ms.y ba sent trier the same wlrs
at the same tlm. Whta ona considers
the eeonemy of using the nam wires
to" two different purposes there la Rood
reason patent for the consolidation ef tha
Bell Telephone company and the Western
Union Telegraph company."
This Is the statement of Henry V. Esta
brook, erstwhile solicitor for the Weatern
Union, who Is in the city as a witness
In Judge Troup's court In tha Butphen-Joe-lyn
castle case. Mr. Estabrook was formerly
an Omaha . lawyer and has risen high In
the ranks of corporation counsels, lit
present offices are In New Tork.
"It may seem incredible at first to state
that two persons can carry on a long
distance conversation and at the same time
and over the same wire another message,
entirely different, may be ticked from on
telegraph operator to another," continued
Mr. . Estabrook. "Neither means of com
munication Is Interrupted or interfered In
"In using the same wires for two dif
ferent purposes there is but one cost of
ti'alntainanoe. Wires to some but-of-the-w
ay place . serve tho double purpose of
telegraph and telephone and thus there la
a great saving In expense. In uniting their
interests there is, naturally, a great re
duction in operating expenses on the part
of the Dell company and the Clowry inter
ests." Merger Managers gammoned.
Along with, the summoning Of Mr. Esta
brook to appear In district court comes the
announcement . of subpoenas Issued for
Theodore N. Vail, president of the Ameri
can Telephone and Telegraph company, and
Robert C. Clowry, president of tb,e Western
Union Telegraph company, to appear before
tha legislative inquiry Into the recent
billion dollar merger of the two companies.
The Bell interests acquired control of the
Weatern Union by, the purchase of the
Gould stock. . -
' Mr. Clowry Is familiarly known In Omaha
because of his marriage to Miss Esta
brook, sister of Henry P. Estabrook.
While In the Gate City Mr. Estabrook
will be tha gueat of the .Omaha club.
Fourteen years ago he was a' member of
tha Douglas county bar and a widely
known practicing attorney. Be went from
Omaha to Chicago, remaining seven years
there with the Western Union company,
going thence to New Tork City.
"The investigation going on In New York
Into the so-called merger of the telephone
and telegraph Interests Is' confined to that
state alone," said Mr. Estabrook, In clos
ing. "There is 'nothing strjnge about tt,
only a plan to utilise resources." s
COMPANIES ARE PAYING
UP ON OCCUPATION TAX
Nearly Twenty Thousand Received by
Treasurer Foray na Ileaalt of
New City Ordinance.
Up to the present time ' the sum of
tl'J.lH.IO has been paid to City Treasurer
Furay tn compliance with the terms of the
occupation tax ordnance. The . companies
paying, with the amount paid by each,
Street Railway company tlO.2Sl.SJ
Gas company ..... ...... 4,759.19
fclectrlc Light company 4,015.1
Weatern Union Telegraph- oompany. . 111.36
1 ' . .. . 119,117.119
The Nebraska Telephone company, the
Independent Telephone company, the Postal
Telegraph" company' and the Water com
pany are yet to be' heard from, with cash
returns. The Independent Telephone com
pany has simply filed a statement, with
out sending a check for tha amount due.
The Water company is standing pat on
the proposition that the city has made a
purchare of its plant, and, therefore, it
will not make any tender of money to the
city, In the way of an occupation tax.
Treasurer Furay Is not ' ready, with the
meager returns, at hand, to make any
estimate of what the total Income to the
city from the occupation tax will be. Judg
ing by the first return of the street rail
way company,' covering the period In which
tha strike occurred through which it lost
a great deal of money, lis payments, for
tba twelve months will axoeed the $80,000
estimated when tha ordinance waa paased.
OMAHA POLICE ARE BUSY
LOOKING UP LOST. PEOPLE
Have Appeals from Threa Families
Who Ara hy Some of Their
The police department has Its hands full
looking up a number of lost persons.
, J. B. Parker of St. Louis seeks Informa
tion of John and George Parker, last heard
i from In Omaha, who are heirs to an estate
left by an aunt, Mrs. Hartett Dorthy.
Mrs. George Warren of Erie, Pa., on be
halt of her father, writes the police to en
deavor to locato George W. Wright, her
father's brother, who when last heard from
ran a ranch near Omaha, and who, It Is
thought, may reside in the city.
Mrs. Charles Green of Moun4avt!lc, W
Va., writes the department her brother,
William T. Elliott, believed to be a trav
ling salesman for some whip manufactur
lug eancern located tn this elty. In a letter
datMl Omaha, November 1. Elliott vouched
the information . ha was starting for
Moundsvllle, but nothing has bean heard of
aim. Similar conditions prevail In tha ease
ef. George Ypungberk, who left Upton,
Cvle., November 13 for Knowles, Wis., to
altera tha funeral of his father, held on
Thanksgiving day. Elliott failed to show
up and It la thought he may have stopped
over in Omaha. -
- SPECIAL TRAIN CARRIES
CODY OF DEAD MILLIONAIRE
George Crocker of Franelaeo Will
Ba Barlrd in Cemetery by
Chlcasro dt Northwestern train No. I
trr.uiht two. SDe -'al cars to Omaha yeater-
oay afternoon conveying the body of the
late George Crocker and the funeral party,
srw. inn ware routed via tha Union Pacific
to Baft FrancUeo whera the funeral will be
, tiourge Crocker, who was a prominent
" ,iu,r,lr eaaltellst ef tha Golden state,
died la New York City. It was his desire
. buried in tha family lot In a ban
FraaclMt cemetery where other members
nave) boon laterred. Acoorajmgiy nia aromer
airaaced for tha special train, obtaining
tha JirlvaU ear, MUhawaha, to convey tba
body of 'the dead capltaltat and tha Pull
man r, Rever.fer tha membera of the
rLeniehaea mr be eured by applying
Chamberlain'! Mniment two or throe
tlmee a r, vigoroua ruuoi
Are Always Most Desirable Xmas Gifts
Women's and men's fine embroidered scalloped edge and hemstitched
border handkerchiefs; also hand drawn work and barred designs,
worth up to 50c, at, each 25 1
Women's and men's 50c silk handkerchiefs Embroidered, printed
and embroidered initials, at, each '. 25
Real Madeira hand embroidered handkerchiefs Very fine linen
worth up to $1.60, at, each 50 . G92 nl 31.00
Women's and men's pure linen . Boys' pure Irish linen handker-
handkerchlefs; barred and chiefs; embroidered Initials
printed designs, special, at 15 worth 25c, at, each ... 1 . 15
'Hand embroidered initial Irish linen handkerchiefs; open work
and wreath designs; 6 In fancy box, at 35 50 754 and 81
Children's Christmas handkerchiefs; 3 in fancy box, at, box 10
15 and v-25
Men's hand embroidered script and open work initial handkerchiefs;
Irish linen and cambric, at, a box 50 69 85 nd $1.50
Women's one and two-clasp real kid,
mocha and cape gloves; silk lined and
.. unlined; all the newest shades for
street and evening wear, r-'ey wisteria,
tan, mode, green, blue, also black and
white Main glove .
oounter, pair ......
, Fancy glove boxes for Xmas gloves.
Buy one of our Glove Bonds for a
Women's, children's and boys' fleece
lined and unlined rough rider gloves
and mittens, seme fur CAr
-trimmed, at, pair . . 3UC
Golf Gloves and Mittens; navy,' brown,
black, white and red, worth . QCm
up to 50c a pair, at ........ . . .'.Z3C
Golf Gloves and Mittens for 'women, children and infants; black,
white and colors; some mercerized, worth up to 50c pr., at.. . 15
Latest Novelties in Women's Christmas Neckwear
Lace and embroidered jabots, lace, embroidered and beaded stocks,
Dutch collars in Irish crochet and Venise effects, worth up to 2,
each S5' 50 and Q8
Women's fleece lined union suits
worth $1, at, 40 and 69
Women's Camel Hair Pants and
Vests; aires 32 to 46; SI and
i'Sl.25 Values, at .g5
Children's fleece lined vests and
- pants, at, each l&f)
Women's long sleeve knit corset
covers, , at, each 19
Women'i Silk Hose ' ,
Women's fine Imported, pure
thread silk hose, all over lace,
etc., worth up to $1.50 a pair,
. at, pair; . . . . . .75 and 082
Women's Lisle Thread Hose .
60c Mercerized lisle thread and
fine cotton; fancy embroidered
boots, silk clocks, lace boot, etc.
t -at, a pair 25
asv1 T-- i'-T. r m . W ar ar jrmir ai t a.
rioo' X. OKAHA'8 PCRB J
FOOD CENIEll JJ
1 ' , .
We will sell (Saturday only)
assorted layer cakes for 25c,
including chocolate, maple,
vanilla, nut, marshmallow, fig
These cakes are of 3 layers
each. Two layers white and one
layer yellow. '
Tyoaf Pound Cakes, each . .30c
Whipped Cream Puffs, dos. 40c
Chocolate Eclairs, each . , . .fic
BpaniBh Buns, each 35c
Angel Food, each SOr
Sponge Cake, each ...... ,10c
White, Graham and Rye Bread,
Boston Brown Bread, Court
ney's Brain Bread, etc., Swel
bach, per lb Oc
Candy Special j
Veanut Erlttle, per lb. ... . 15c
Different from others, made of
C. & H. Cane sugar, with No.
1 Spanish peanuts. One of the
best candles made, for Satur
day only, lb ISc
Salted Almonds, Salted Pe
cans, Black Walnut Pongee, As
sorted Cream Wafers, Assorted
Chocolates, the best made;
hand made Matinee Chocolates,
candy canes for Christmas.
Orders taken for Christmas
candies. We will make to order
anything that can be made of
sugar, including fancy candy
baskets, candy flowers, candy
glassware, vases, etc., etc.
Before buying your Christ
mas candles, visit Courtney's
Glorious tropic lands, r
set in sparkling seas, where it is
like summer now.
Thby are near to you nearer than you
may realize, just; a trip of one day
and hvo nights from Kansas City to
Florida on the fast Frisco train, the
Leaves Kansas City
at 6:15 p.m. daily.
Steam heated, electric lighted, cozy and comfortable;
no need to touch foot to the ground or even to put your
nose out doors, for there'9 a Sleeping Car through, a '
Dining Car serving delicious Harvey meals and an Ob
servation Library ar with magazines and papers for
Round trip tickets on sale daily at reduced. fares to many points in :
Florida, also to Havana, Cuba. '
Write me and I shall be glad to send you some beautifully illustrated
literature ; and will also tell you more about Florida and Cuba, the ad- 1
vantages of our service and the fares.
J. A. STEWART, Asst. General Passanger Afent
Kansas City, Mo.
A Christmas, preeent'of a pair;
of high grade Slippers Is a very,'
correct and appropriate gift.;
There 'Is pleasure and com fort An.
th warm and pretty; fur trimmed
Romeoa and slippers for ladles,
misses and children . '
$1.00 to $2.00;
Every man and boy needs the
eomfott of a pair of. the hand-'
some slippers we show, at
$1.00 to. $3.00
A very handsome gift Is a pair
of stylish dress or street shoes
$3.50 to $5.00
The price, style and quality of
our goods will help ' you decide.
FRY SHOE CO.
16th end Douglas Streets.
Why Pay More?
For your Suit or Overcoat when
you can buy from us the Tery Suit or
Overcoat of tha latest cut and make
Come and examine it yourselves, It
wilt pay very well for the few ex
tra blocks out of your way.
J. HELP I! AM)
Clothing- ajtere, 1
814 Berth ISth treat.
Ths Shoe Question Settled
The little chaps are a con
stant care. - We rre con
n:r out for their
welfare, and not a shoe man
ufacturer In the United States
but what has a hearing from
our buyer when he has foot
gear for youngsters. We buy
constantly, carefully a,nd eco
nomlcailyj -not . forgetting
wear, style and quality, and
that's exactly the way . we
see you safe in your shoe
The slses and prices range:
' Little GenU' Sizes
1 to BK $2.00
Boys' Storm Shoes They are
extra heavy soles, high tops
common sense lasts, strong
and durable Black and tan.
82.50 to $4.50
Drexel Shoe Co.
1419 Farnam Street.
Daily Bee (without Sunday) ........ .$4.00
Eeview of Reviews 3.00
Regular price for both one year: .$7.00
Daily Bee (without Sunday) ........ .$4.C0 1
MeClure's Magazine ............... l.P
Woman's Heme Companies ....... . .
Eeview ef Reviews 3.63
Regular prise fer all ene year. . .$lt).W
THE OMAHA DCE. Omahe, Neb.
G. N. Ball, Prop. 1516Doiie.
Kw, Keat, Oleaa an4 Up-to-Date.
Popular Prices' and Quick Serrlce.
Open All Night. '
Ladies' Hand Bag
. Sale ,
We are making a specialty this year
of ladles' hand bags and leather goods
for Christmas presents. -
Our stock consists largely of samples
at greatly reduced prices, especially
ladles' hand bags.
'. We are offering seventeen to eighteen
hundred ladles' hand bags, ranging In
price from 75c to $25.00. at ( about
half regular retail price,
Myers-Dillon Drug Co.
16th and Farnam St a.
p. 8. If your Christmas presents
are to be made of leatner, see us.
Whenever you want ,
something call 'Phone
Douglas 238 and make
' It known through a '
Bee Want Ad.
Taft's Dental Rooms
1 1 ahae . baa
.vw jndis w
V I Kit? ROfl AM '
bought by us nt n sacrifice from Grnncrt & RothschiUl, 244
Jackson Boulevard, Chicago America's foremost clothing
manufacturers, makers of the celebrated "Chio" brand of
clothes for men and young men.
ON SALE AT
All tho Ovorcoats and
Suits from the Grancrt &
Rothschild stock, actually
north $20.00 and $22.50.
All tho Ovorcoats and
Suits from tho Grancrt &
Rothschild Stock, hctually
north $25.00 and $27.50,
ON SALE AT
If you want the latest styles and high quality at an ex
ceptionally low, price you can find exactly what you want
in these social offers,
In Our Pant Department
, You will find thd best pants values in the city, at-X-
-0.1.90, 2.50 03.50
These are at least 4 to less than you will pay for
Bame quality elsewhere.
MEN'S SWEATER COATS
Special; actual $3.00 and
$3.50 values; spec- Ql Qft
ially priced. ... . . .yltuU
Special in Boys' Department
Btooklntf Caps, suit
15o qual- . f
Ity. at, 11 Q
able for boys and
Guarantee Clothing Co.
"Sign quality at low prices." 1519-1521 Douglas Street.
The Christmas Number
The Omaha Sunday Bee
WILL BE PUBLISHED
It will be replete with interesting and seasonable
reading matter and typographically one of the hand
somest newspapers ever published.
The advertising columns will offer more sugges
tions for the holidays than ever before.
Merchants will find it to their advantage to pre
pare their most attractive advertising for this issue.
It comes at the very height of the shopping season,
when everyone is watching the advertising columns of
The Bee, as a guide to their Christmas shopping.
Readers will find it a great help in deciding what
to buy and the best places to make Christmas pur
.'. ' -? ' ' : : i
Sunday, December 12th.
A Good Place
To $pend a few minutes. Our store is full
" T of Christmas Suggestions.
S. W. LINDSAY, Jeweler
. : 1S16 DougU. Street
Sprint CMekend, u ; : 1 1
Jer lb.......... .,
Cholo Pit Roasts,,, 7c'.OC
per lb ."..... i .. v
Cbolcs Stsak, ; :.i,f'74-e
jer lb ;t..2C
r.ar lb ........ 4 ......... 2 w
yeal Roast,; . . ( t A4c
per lb. ... . i -ft
per iu. . . . .'
per , lb. -i i
per, lb.... ...
Sxigar Cured Hams,
Sujar Cured Bacon
LEA VIE AT
lOtM A. U.
AND r. M.
Tea and Coffee Department
. In war times, a drink called coffoe was
mads from Corn, but that was only a
substitute. There 1h no substitute for
OVM OQTTBJt. Wl buy the best! roast tt
froperly and blend them In a way to (fet
he beet results from tha different vari
eties. We used to irrlnd the coffee and
dust chaff and everything went In to
gether. Now we cut tha coffee and re
move all duet and chaff with a new patent
machine. Tha only ona In Omaha. We
have perfect coffee now and hundreda
of families are learning- about it every
Are you particular about your coffee?
Va like particular people. .
They appreciate our efforts to pleaaa.
Mocha Mixture, 85c, '8 IbH ........... SI. OO
Kxcelslor Blend, per lb ,.85o
Market Special, per lb.. , 80o
W. L. Masterman & Co. "The Cof fea Men"
8 cans Tall Pet Cream,
cans Small Pet Cream..
t larss cans Tomatoes...
8 cans Sweet Peas
8 bolUeH Sweet Cider.
8 large cans Mustard Eardlnea. . . .
Morrrll'a Mincemeat, par yuarf Jar.
'Our 15.00 Public Market SpHsl is best value In. Omaha.
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BU, Sonatas S44. XaSevandent, AMiZ.
We Xulli AU Kkaadara Cval, .
J J J,
1610 Harnay St
2144 end 945;
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