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TTTE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 8, 1012.
PULL AGAIN FOR DOLLAR GAS I Woman is Hit with
Beer Bottle Aboard
Will Make Another
Early Next Week.
PLAN ANOTHER CONFERENCE
5n Compnnj- Una Announced Ilnnls
on Which It "Will Agree to tlc
rtnee the I'rlcr City's
Suit All Rril-.
Another attempt will be made to se
me dollar gas for rcsMcots of this city
ivthout further legal proceedings. Early
next week, when W. T. Dtnithlrt of the
sas company is In tho city,' a. conference
will be held between gas company and
i ity officials, and if this conference fails
to effect tho desired compromise the city
Mill ccaso Its efforts to reach an agree
mcnt and ask the court to pass upon
Standing firm In the demand for dollar
gas without any qualifying contract, the
rity s legal representatives expect little
ij-om iiui coming conference. Tlio gas
company has announced the basis upon
h'li It will agree to a compromise a
basis that will give residents dollar gas
except in case of a contingency, when
the price would be beyond a dollar.
Alio company Is -willing to pay a cer
tain fixed sum annually, which is now
suf Potent to meet all municipal obliga
tions and reduce the price to a dollar.
However, when the fixed sum foiled to
meat occupation taxes, royalties, etc.,
tho difference would be assessed to con
Preparation on the port of the city fbr
the suit are complete and if the caso as
.o whether dollar gas would bo confis
catory or not comes to trial tho evidence
tho city will rely upon Is ready for Im
mediate Introduction and consideration.
Richard G-rotte Is
to Wed Miss Secord
Hlchard Grotte, city purchasing agent
will bo married In Kansas City Sunday
evening to Miss La Rhea Second of Kl
Paso, Tex. He will leave today for
Kansas City, ostensibly to spend three
or four days studying municipal prob
lems there as the representative of the
Omaha city commission, and he will ae
tually Investigate tho purchasing sys
tern employed by the Kansas City coun
To only a few close friends has Mr,
Grotte confided his Intention to marry
MIbs Secord, who will meet him In Kan
sas City. After their marriage they will
return to Omaha,
Miss Secord is the daughter of P. A.
Secord, superintendent of telegraph for
the Kl Paso & Southwestern railroad, and
Is better known as "Uncje Ross," chil
dren's writer and editor. v
Until three months ago Mr. Secord lived
in Omaha, where he has a very wide ac
quaintance. Mr. Grdtte and Miss Secord
have known each other for many years.
VALLlilO. Cal, Dec 7.-A naval board
was convened at the Mare Island navy
yard today to Investigate an affair on
board the United States gunboat Vicks
burg late last night, which resulted in
the removal of Mrs. Andrew Muller, wife
of a Vallejo saloon man. In an uncon
scious condition from the vessel. It was
reported last night that Mrs, Muller had
fallen clown the gangway of the Vicksburg.
It Is alleged by the police of Vallejo,
who conducted a separate Investigation,
that they have evidence to show that
Mrs. Muller did not fall down the gang
way, as at first reported, but that she
was struck on the heud by a beer bottle
hurled by the wife of an officer with
whom sho had been dining.
A second woman, Included In the mid
night dinner party, It Is understood by
tho police. Is nn employe of a candy
storo In San Francisco. The Idontlty of
the two officers who are alleged to have
entertained tho women on the gunboat
lias not yet been made public.
Thm Sale that Startled Omaha, Opens the Holiday Season with Most Astounding Bargai
The Sale that Overshad All Other Sales
NEW GOODS OPENED All of the Nebraska Clothing Co.'s j
late shipments' received and now on sale at
TALKS UNIONJADE GOOD!
McMorrow on How Great Econoi:.'
Machine May Be Built Up.
PRISON LABOR IS DENOUNCED
Million of Pnlra of Shoe Turned
Out by Convicts Annually, Thus
Depriving Honest Labor
ers of Wanes
H loo Our Show ffl
Tho new owners of the Nebraska are pleased to an
nounce thtit they nve enabled to sell the winter shipments to the No
brnskn OlothtngCo. on the same basis that they hnvo been soiling the fall
stock. Namely: At Mt to the Nebraska's regular very low prices.
Thousands of new winter suits and overcoats con
tracted for by the old firm for December delivery have arrived. This
mammoth stock must bo disposed of without delay, and is to bo sold
forthwith at. saorifieo prices.
t The attention of all intending purchasers of Winter
clothing is direoted to this remarkable opportunity to save from ouo
third to one-half on clothes of the highest character. The very newest
mid-season productions of tho world's best makers are beiug sold hero
now nt ridiculously low prices.
Choose Monday from Nebraska Clothing Co.'s Entire Stock
Thousands of Highest Grade, Midwinter Models in
NETS and YOUNG MEN'S SUITS and OVERCOATS at
For Men and Young Men
Fine Furnishing Goods
On Sole at
3 T0 2
' Women Take Places
of Striking Spouses
TOLBDO, O.. Dec. 7. Hungarian women,
many of them past middle age, have
taken the places of striking core-makers
mt a foundry In East Toledo. One hun
dred men and boys are on strike.
The core-makers went on strike this
morning because they had been refused
n increase In wages. Talk of the strike
commenced last Monday. Monday noon
twenty-eight Hungarian women, for the
most part wives of laborers employed at
the foundry, appeared nt the factory and
' commenced to receive instructions in core
making. For the first few days the
women made poor progress, but towards
the end of the week, some of them were
able to earn aa high as 75 cents a day,
working on a piece wflrk scale, it is
The demand of the men for an Increase
In wugea Is now in the hand"! of a com
mittee which has referred the question
to officers of the company In New Yoik.
C. J. McMorrow, speaking for union
labor at tho Lyric theater last evening
at an entertainment under the auspices of
the Omaha Central Iauor union, de
clared that a comparatively small num
ber of purchasers could help build the
greatest economic, machlni thb country
ever saw. If they would Insist on buying
only union labeled goods.
McMorrow denounced prison labor,
pointing to tho fuct that 7.000,00) pairs of
shoes are made unntially by convicts un
der contract at wages which no American
citizen could live on. Such competition
he claimed was unfair to the great army
of workmen engaged In tho making of
shoes. Ho asked for help in compelling
the 100.000 workmen engaged in the mnn-MpP DUTUDQuM WTHC UTPUT
ufacture of shoes who are not now In the IMftDi rElIlnOUfl IIlllO Nulll
union to Join the organized torces of
labor and help promote the general wel
fare of the laboring classes.
In only one way, McMorrow said, can
the laboring conditions bo bettered and
that is by forcing nonunion men to join
ftnlOns, a thing possible only when people
.are educated to the fact that unions turn
out as good products as tho trusts.
The meeting was attended by a large
number of workmen. Motion pictures
were shown and songs sung. The enter
tainers, McMorrow, ilarry 1 Berry and
Wllbert F. Tlmmlns, are from "Boston,
being paid by the union shoo workers to
travel from city to city and give lectures
on union labels.
McMorrow explained the labels thrown
on the screen. He Btnted the purpose of
the meeting primarily to Interest pur
chasers in union goods and familiarize
them with trades-union labels, so that
they could demand union-made goods and
know when they received them.
Prior to the meeting the Contral Labor
union held a short business session and
then adjourned and attended the lecture.
Gives Choice of All
$10 and $12.50
Suits and O 'coats
Gives Choice of All
$15 and $16.50
Suits and 0 'coats
Gives Ohoico of All
$20 and $22.50
Suits and 0' coats
Gives Ohoico of All
$25, $30, $35
Suits and O 'coats
JOKXT A. BW AIISOK, Ftas.
TO Z. HOI.KMAN, TrM.
Buy "His" Gift Hero
Fine Furnishing Goods
On Sale at
1 TP to 1
'3 IV 2
Judge FindB that Will Involving
Much Property is Valid.
EXPERT TESTIMONY IS NIL
Mrs. Emma Petersen, widow of the late
Soren T. Petersen, won her fight for ad
mission to vrobate of her husband's will
In county court Saturday.
The wih gives Mrs. Petersen J1.000
worth of Omaha street railway stock and
?,000 worth of real estate In finding
that the will was written and signed by
Petersen and was valid County( .ludga
Bryce Crawford set himself against the
testimony of three handwriting experts of
Omaha national banks, who swore that In
their opinion Petersen never wrote the
Tightness of tho Stomach Caused hy
Undigested Food Stopped with a.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablet.
When you feel as if your stomach was
being tightly choked when the pain is
Intense and you break out in a cold and
clammy perspiration and there Is a
lump In your throat and you are weak
and nauseated all you need is a Stuart's
Dyspepsia Tablet to clear away the
wreckage of undigested food left in tho
stomach and Intestines and restore you
to your normal self again, And this
can all be accomplished within a few-moments.
Candy Kids Clamber
Into Third Position
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 7. The Petesson
Candy Kid team of South Omaha, Neb.,
rolled Into third place In the five-man
event at the Mlddlewcst Bowling tour
nament tonight, by making a score of
2,730. The scores of the team for the
three games were S9- 911, 027. C. 11.
Hunt Is captain of the team.
Tho Jetter Gold Tops of South Omahn,
J. H. Brlggs, captain, scored 2,509 and
the Commerce club team of Pueblo, Colo.,
Fred Dixon, captain, scored 2,433.
The best scores made by a Kansas City
sound of five-man teams were I, J,
Eagles, 2.693; Muehlebach No. 2, 2,590;
Dick & Brothers, 2.CS3, and Cllnamels,
rou May Have Oftsn Envied the Hearty
Eater I Why Hot Emulate Him?
Thousands of people havo learned so
well how sure and dependable Stuart's
Dyspepsia Tablets are for aU stomach
II'h that they now eat anything they
want without fear of distress. They are
never without a package at home .and
ut the office, and upon any indication
that the stomach is a little weary, they
take a Stuart's Tablet after each meal
for a few days until the digestive organs
get rcst&l up again.
This la a splendid plan to follow and
always results In much good. The ap
petite Is Improved, the food is relished
more, your sleep is more refreshing, and
your disposition will make you friends
instead of enemies.
Kor Indigestion, Sour Stomach, Belch
ing, Gas, Coated .Tongue, Intestinal In
digestion and aU Stomach Disorders
Mid Pains or for Loss of appetite
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are Invalu
able. Use them freely they are aa harm
Iris as sugar would be and are not to
be classed as "medicine." They have
no affect whatever on the system except
the benefits they bring you through the
proper digestion of your food.
All Drur stores sell Stuart's DMpep
la Tablets The price U 60 cents perl Model Laundry telephone changed
boXriAdvertlsement. J Douglas SO.
High Cue Average
Equaled by Hoppe
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 7.-Equalllng
the world's record average of 100 at 3S.2
balk line billiards, Willlo Hoppe won Ills
match with George Slosson here tonight
by running 400 points In four Innings.
In the third Inning he had a run of
2iV.i, the highest that has ever been wit
nessed in this city at this style of play,
Slosson'a total was 12. Summary:
Hoppe, 2, 127, 269, 2. Total, 400. Aver
Slosson, 13, 7, 12. Total, 32. Average, 10j
Culls from the Wires
"Krlckson s. ' In Portland. Ore., once
the largest gambling place In the United
States, was destroyed by fire.
H. DJevad Bey, counselor of the Turk
lsh embassy In London, has been ap
pointed to the same post at Washington
Prince Louis of Battenberg has been
anDolnted first sea lord of the British
! admiralty in succession to Admiral Sir
Francis C. B. Brldgcman, resigned.
After the examination of two minor
witnesses the state closed Its case In the
trial of Stdna Allen for the murder of
William M. Foster, in the HUlsvllfe, -va.
Foreign Minister Sazalioff introduced a
bill Inthe council of ministers for the
establishment of Russian consulates at
Pittsburgh, Seattle, Nome, Honolulu and
The sixth annual convention of the
American Road Builders' association
came to an end In Cincinnati with tlu
reading of the report of the committee
The government Introduced testimony
to discredit Portions of letters and cir
culars describing favorably the various
Hawthorne mines, in me continued triui
of Julian Hawthorne In New York.
Cameron Forbes, governor general o
the Philippines, who has been In this
country for the last nine months con
valesclnir from a severe Illness, left
Washington for San Francisco to sail for
The St. Louis hearing in the govern
mentis bult to dissolve the International
Harvester company came to a close and
Special Examiner Robert B. Taylor and
attorneys for both sides prepared to de
part for St. Paul.
The senatorial committee investigating
charges of mismanagement of the Na
tional Soldiers' home at Sawtelle. Cal.,
concluded Its work at that Institution,
but announced that the Inquiry in gen
eral was htlll incomplete
n Ills Klurilnir Joilur Crnrrford Sets
llliuself ARnlnat tlie Testimony
of Three Handwriting Ex
perts from l.oi-ril llniikn.
of finesse which I cannot but know she
does not possess."
Among the letters introduced in evi
dence In the will case Is one written by
Petersen to his brother shortly before his
death, In which ho confessed that after
tho doath of his first wife, Lena, ho con
verted to his own use 7C0 which had
been sent to her from Denmark with in
structions to divide It equally among her
self and hrr two sisters, Mrs. Nels John
son and Mrs. Marie Hansen. Petersen
forged his deadtwlfo's name to tho money
order, collected the money and Invested
It. This letter will be used by Nels John
son and Mrs. Hansen In their fight to
force the estate to pay them 15,000. Peter
sen Invested tho $700 twenty years ngs
and It has Increased to $16,000.
Moving Picture Men
Declare for Better
Things for Public
Imnroved theaters, better eaulnment
The decision followed ten days of bitter" a,ld Particularly better sanitation for tho
WOODARD NOWHAS L1PE JOB
Assistant Postmaster Juit Placed on
Civil Service List.
HE HAS SERVED MANY YEARS
Wni Mnrie Assistant Under Charles
K. Contnntt When the Omnhn
Office Kmployrd Only a
llnmlfiil nt Men,
fighting between Ben S. Haker and John
W. Battin, counsel for Mrs. Petersen,
and Byron O. BurbanW, attorney for the
helrs-at-law, children of Petersen. !
1,1 till t Thrown,
The Petersen will case throw new light
on tho district court suit of Nels John-
t and Mrs. Marie Hansen against
Petersen's estate for property worth 515,-
000, which they say Petersen fraudulently
After providing for Kmma Petersen, the
will provides for others as follows:
Erection of a t'M monument over the
gravo of Lenal Petersen, his first wife;
J3,O0O to Jeppe H. Peterson of Harrlsburg,
Colo., a brother; division of the remain
der equally among three children. Mrs.
Leona McCutcheon and Mrs. Ulllan
Doltrlch, both of Portland, Ore., and Dr.
Leroy Petersen of Omaha; the cost of
Dr. Petersen's education In Crelghton uni
versity is to bo deducted from his share
and divided between the two daughters.
Kmlly Petersen, another daughter, disinherited.
Children Allritr l'rniul.
Petersen's will was dated at a time
when ho and Kmma Petersen, his third
wife, were separated and a divorce suit
between them was pending, The children
declared their father never wrote tho will.
and charged Mrs. Petersen or some friend
of hers was Its real author. They intro
duced testimony of handwriting experts
who Btudled the will and numerous speci
mens of handwriting of Mrs. Petersen
and her late husband.
In ruling Judge Crawford trald in part:
"While the experts were certain In their
testimony that the handwriting of the
will was not that of Petersen they were
equally certain that the writing of the
will was the same as that of certain let
ters that were In evidence. But It was
established In tho Petersen divorce case
that some of those letters were written
by Petersen. I am convinced that Peter
sen wrote at times a Gothic and Celtic
script and at other times a round, boyish
hand. I must conclude that the evidence
supports the contention of the proponent
of the will.
It Wnnld fir Tmpoaallilr.
"To hold that Mrs. Petersen wrote this
will end the letters which tend to indi
cate Its validity would be to attribute to
her shrewdness, keenness, and powers
protection of Its patrons were among the
measures on which tho Nebraska Motion
Icture Exhibitors' league took a stand
yesterday afternoon. The newly formed
rganlzatlon will probably ask the stato
for an Inspector, whoso business It will
bo to investlgato picture houses In Ne
braska and make recommendations for
A state board of censorship Is also
wanted by the motion picture men, It to
iave authority to pass on the fitness
of reels for exhibition.
The following officers were elected:
'resident, W, F. Stocckcr, Omaha; first
vice president, P. L. McCarthy, Oram!
Island; second vice president, J. V. Bol
linger, Torlc; reCretary, K. C. Preston,
Superior; treasurer, W. A. Walden, Heet-
ngs. J. K. Schlank of Omaha wa&
chosen as national vice president.
Omaha was selected as tho meeting
place of the next convention, to be held
May 8 and 9 and which will select dele
gates to tho national convention of ex
hibitors, held In New York In July.
Over 100 exhibitors had signed up with
the league last night and many more
are expected to as soon as communica
tions can be had with those who were
unable to attend the convention.
A .banquet was given at the Rome hotel.
Immediately following it, M. li. Neff, the
prime mover In the forming of the oi
ganlzatlon, left for Kansas City, wlir.ro
similar organization will be form'l
This Institution is the only one
in the central went with separate
buildings situated In their own
ample grounds, yet entlroly dis
tinct, and rendering it possible to
clIsBlfy cases. The one building
being fitted for and devoted to the
treatment of non-contagious and
non-mental diseases, no others be
ing admitted; the other Rest Cot
tage being designed for and de
voted to the exclusive treatment
of select mental cases requiring
for a time watchful care and spe-
Assistant Postmaster J. I. Woodard has
Just received word from Washington that
ho has been placed on tho clyll service
list; which means that he will xetaln his
position for life. Heretofore he has been
appointed from term to term by trie In
Mr. Woodard Is entering his forty-second
year as an employe of the Omaha
postofflce, anil has served as assistant to
eight postmasters. Ho was apiolnted on
September 1, 1871, as asslstunt by Chariot
IC. Coutaut, and has seen tho following
postmasters come and go: C. V, Galls,
gher, T. S. Clarkson, Euclid Martin, Jo
seph Crow, II. K. Palmer and B, V.
Thomas. John C. Wharton Is the eighth
postmaster under whom Mr. Woodard has
On November 2S Postmaster Wharton
wrote to C. P. Grandfleld, first assistant
postmaster general at Washington, ask
ing him to place Mr, Woodard on the
classified list. Shortly after writing tho
letter Mr. Wharton, in company with his
wife, left for Kxtelslor Springs and did
not return until yesterday. It was upon
hli return that he found tho letter from
Mr. Grandfleld announcing Mr. AVoodurd
Business Men Meet
Ryder and Talk Smoke
A dozen business men met with Police
Commissioner Ryder yesterday afternoon
to discuss proposed legislation Intended
to abate the smoke nuisance In Omaha,
Amendments to the ordinance that had
been drafted were suggested and a com
mlttee of business men were appointed
to draft such an ordinance as they deenfi
best suited to the purpose. This ordl
nance will be the result of the combined
efforts of large and small pioperty own
crs and three local experts, who will ad
vise as to tho best methods of abating
the smoke evil.
Commissioner Ryder said no drastlo
legislation would be attempted. Invest!
gattons have disclosed the fact that sev
eral buildings, large and small, would
have to be remodeled before the smoke
nuisance could be abated. To cover such
Cases, often due to no fault of the prop
erty owner, some plan will bo reached
that will bring about the desired result
gradually, A public meeting" Is bolng
planned when those Interested will be
given a hearing.
had been placed on tho civil servlco list.
Drifts Hack to l'ast.
Mr. Woodard, while talking to a re
porter, closed his eyes and drifted back
to his fit st few years us assistant post
master In Omaha. He recalled the many
hardships he went through, how. his office
SUES CITY FOR DAMAGES;
HIT BY PUBLIC AUTO
Charging that City Commissioner John
J. Ryder, bend of tho public safely de
partment, van him down whllo riding In
at thnt time meant practically everything Tan automobile In violation or me spcea
there was In tho poMofflce. Ho particu
larly recalled n certain day In 1874 whim
word wan received that four letter car
riers were to be appointed. "It was n
great day of Jubilation," explained Mr.
Woodard. "I can remember how wo
thought at last wn had a real postoflco
in Omaha. We nil went out and nto dinner-
together, and It was a red letter day
In the history of the Omaha postofflco.
Thon whon tho carriers woro really put
to work there was nnothor big day.
"Llttlo does tho big Omaha pot
offlce toilny look like that of forty
years ago. At that time wo Had
four carriers, today we have 1S2,
and morn coming tho first of tho year,
At that time wn had but six clerks, today
we have IOj, and more coming In all the
while. Tho ttitnl sttength of tho Omaha
postofflcn In 1874 was sixteen employes.
Today we have Z3H employes, Including
ten special delivery boys."
RAYMOND USES WAGON
TO CARRY AWAY PLUNDER
A. Raymond, arrested by Detectives.
Dunn and Kennclly, confessed to the
thoft of $200 worth of storage batteries
from C. A. Post's garage nt Twenty
fourth and Harney streets the first of
this week. The battories weighed 1,100
pounds and Raymond used a wagon to
carry off his plunder, which us sold to
laws, Henry C. uclirrns, neaa oi m
Omaha Dyo works, bucu mo cuy or
125,000 damnRes in aistrici couri yes
The accident occurred oi inirieonm
and Douglas streets on September 9, ac
cording to the potltlon. Behrons was
crossing tho street when tho nutomoblic.
driven for Ryder by a city employe.
swopt nroiind tho corner, knocking him
down. He usnorts his hip was broken
and hn Buffered other Injuries, all of n
permanont nature. Tho petition charges
the automobile was moving nnecn mnes
NrhnrsUnns nt the Hotels.
It J, Richardson of Lincoln, A. B. West
of Havolook. W. H. Meokley of Valloy,
K. A. Umnlng of Gothonburg and Mr
mid Mrs. Orris of Stanton uro at tho Hen
shuw. F. H. S'pers of Harlan, W. J. Randall
of Oenou, Charles Ullllnnd of Fremont,
O. H. Kay of Nellgh and Mr. and Mrs
'. Hnrll of Weeping Water aro at the
Mrs. Frank Jacquall, Margnret Pemer
and Anna Landry of Mcrna; A. J. Hteln
Uer of Paptlllon, J. Rich of Plattsmouth
and M. Ilurlman of Fullcrton are stopping
at .. Paxton.
J, Moeh of Oakland. J. F. Strlngheff of
llurllngtyn, 11. Ashburn of Tllilen and Mr
and Mrs. J. C. Clarke -of Lincoln aro
staying at tho MUlurd.
Mr. and Mrs. I. AV, Baven nnd F. H.
Roberts of Scott's Bluff. W. F. Helper ot
Howells and L. 8. Wright of Hastings are
guests of tho Loyul.
Key to the Bltuatlon.-Beo Advertising.
Miss Cleveland Joins
Helen Taf t in Charity
NEW YORK, Dec. 7,-A daughter of
the president of the United States Joined
with the daughter ot a former president
In charity work this afternoon when
Miss Helen Taft and Miss Esther Cleve
land sold programs In a theater at a
benefit performance given by' the
women's Titanic memorial committee.
They met with much success as saler-
women among the society people who
Tocked In great numbers to the per
Will have one dish that has both
engaging flavour and true nourishment
the strength-giving, life-sustaining
factors which exist in wheat and bar
ley, stored there by Summers sun for
And remembtr Grape-Nuts food
is more than "something good to eat.
It is a brain and body builder rich in the vital phos
phates so essential to the daily rebuilding of the tissue
cells of Brain and Nerves.
Grape-Nuts carries in most digestible ferm the food
elements that mako muscle, vigor and nerve.
"There's a Reason" for Grape-Nuts
Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., Pure Food Factories, Battle Greek, Mich.
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