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New Home Secretly Furnished by Wife
d I 'HB ( *HI
INDIANAPOLIS. —To bo taken Into
a strange home by his wife and to
be told, while lie admired the elegant
juinibhings, that he was the owner of
the property, was the unusual expe
rience the other afternoon of John E.
Ke’ler. manager of a department in a
local store. I’ntll then Mr. and Mrs.
Kwller resided in the Meridian flats.
.They now reside at 2535 Talbott ave
nue in a home that was chosen by
hlrs. Keller and completely furnished
I y her without her husband’s knowl
The clever deception used by Mrs.
Dialler to kei p her husband Ignorant
[of her plans to surprise him would
have baffled a detective even If he
had been suspicious of her Intentions.
The culmination of her plans so star
tled Mr. Keller that he declared that
be felt bls “brain was fuzzy."
• A short time ago," said Mr. Keller.
‘ wo decided to give up our apartment
a* the Meridian flats and to place our
furnishings in storage that we might
encage a smaller apartment. J came
home one night from the store and a
part of the furniture was gone. My
wife informed me that she had stored
Jilts Philosopher for Man With Money
PHILADELPHIA. —Guy Carlton Loe,
v. idoly known throughout the
< • • ry .is a lecturer and a philoso
pL< : • In the St. .lame* hotel the
«•’!. • <|,iy contemplating a marring' l
1 ■ < whih ho had procured, think-
lr . • v is to marry Dr. HDdegarde
11 Lat - d<»ri of Carlisle, Pa.
H. w s taking one last look at tho
mi " :tg<- license prior to returning It
It !<• b ireau with tho notation: “Not
ptF< J. She married another."
Dr Uingsdorf became tho bride of
Lb tin L. Ayer of Chester, Pa., a
k <.-‘.y young man who doesn’t have
i< do anything hut spend his money.
T‘• y wre married the day before at
Media after a race between the two
mi>‘n for the hand «f the bride.
In his downcast way Ix'o told all
alien’ it Ho said he had lost and he
'felt grieved.
I love Dr Izmgsdorf, dearly," ho
hi I and 1 thought she was going to
n ry me She seemed t<» doubt It,
but I wouldn’t take no for an answer.
I camo to Philadelphia with the
understanding that Dr. Kangsdorf
would follow me. She did. I went to
ti e marriage license office and obtain-
P fi-
Old Man Gives Pointers on Skating
DETROIT. —For the first time in
46 years. Charles Thompson, a
< ilifornla fruit grower .aged 72 years,
put on a pair of skates, a few days
ago. and caused the crowd of young
*-’crs at tlio Hamtramck skating rink
to gasp in wonder and astonishment
a: big performance.
Thompson, who lived in Detroit be
f re the Civil v.ar, is visiting relatives
n Hamtranuk, near the Holbrook
i bool, in search of diversion, and
n an attempt to discover a few of
’l.e old landmarks of their boyhood,
e and his host started for a walk.
\hout tho first thing they encoun-
*<d was the municipal skating rink,
< <’’,vded with small boys.
”1 believe that I am not too old
L v » t to go in for that." said Thompson,
stroking his flowing beard.
"Shouldn’t wonder If you weren’t,
With 1,283 Letters
MINNEAI*OLIS.—-To meet his broth
er, whom he had never Hern, in
order to find whom he had written
1,2>3 letters, addressing every man
named Lundy that he learned of any
where in the world, C. A. Lundy, 4311
Twelfth avenue S., left the other day
for Ferryville, \vi ß ., where he will
suend Home time.
1 wenty five years ago John Lundy
and vtife and the little boy, who Is
now A. Lundy, 31 years old, canto
from near Bergen, Norway, and set
tled near Lanesboro, Fllmoro county,
Minnesota. There Mrs. Lundy died
shortly aft< r.
John Lundy tiarrled again, after a
time. U. A. Lundy went to live with
another family who brought him up.
Marlin Lundy camo into the world.
John Lundy died and bls widow mar
ried again and became Mra. E. Ander-
BOn - C. A. Lundy knew there had
been a little child born to his father
and stepmother, but his stepmother
had left Minnesota and bad married
somewhere out of the state and he
neither knew where, or* what her
.IM * fa j: >
tho furniture In ‘the nicest little place
“The next evening when I return
ed more of the furniture had been
taken away and I thought nothing of
It, as my wife semod to have taken
the moving of our property In charge.
The following afternoon she suggest
ed that I walk with her to Talbott
avenue to inspect a home that was
for rent.
“She told mo to wait and that she
would call at a neighbor’s house for
the key. When she got the key the
whole family came to the porch and
smiled at mo. Not underrtandlng the
situation at tho time 1 thought they
acted strangely, but said nothing
about it.
“1 put the key In the lock, opened
tho door and was surprised to see
that the house was furnished.
“‘Look here,* I said, ‘you've got me
in bad. This house is furnished and
occupied. Some one wiil be coming
after me In a moment.
“My wife replied that there surely
could not be a mistake, and continued
talking to me, at the same time push
ing me through the door. I felt aa
if T were breaking Into some one's
house, but what could I do?
"Moving day had occurred In the ex
perience of at least one married man
without his knowing anvthlng about
The change of residence made by
Mr. a<d Mrs. Keller was on tlwlr
ninth wedding anniversary.
ed the license. Thon I met hop at tl <»
train and nhowed it to her. Sic
didn't say much, but I didn’t see i.< t
After leaving Loo, Dr. Langsdor.*
wont directly to Chester, where sl.e
mot John L. Ayer. They went to Me
<lla and got the marriage license and
later married. They did not take
their friends into their confidence and
no j>crson seems to know where the)
have gone.
Tlie happy bridegroom, who at
maneuvered Leo, has had previous
experience in the matrimonial gaum.
Acording to the license, he was di
vorced for desertion seventeen days
ago In Prince (horge county, Md. He
Is 4S years old.
Tho bride is -I I years old and Is
well known as a contributor to medi
cal journals.
Charlie. Like to see you try it,’* slid
his companion.
A pair of skates were produced and
Thompson put them on. He rose
shakily to his feet, his knees trem
bling. A small boy skated up, and
proffered assistance.
"Come on. Mister. I’ll help you
start. There! Steady now! Stroke,
mister: right-left—now- you’re going.
Gee, stroke slower; don't go so fast,
you'll fall. Hoy! Where are you go
ing, anyway. 1 can’t keep up to you.
Leggo! Leggo, 1 say." And tho
small boy was left behind, gazing in
astonishment at the figure eights and
the •’Dutch rolls" which the old man
with the flowing beard cut.
After nearly an hour Thompson re
turned to his admiring friend.
‘T can’t go like I weed to," he said.
"My knees are a trifle wobbly and my
ankles are get in’ weak for this kind
of sport."
Thompson owns a large farm at
Farmers’.file. Cal., where he rah- s
prunes. He lived In Detroit before
the Civil war and saw service on the
Cumberland river during that strug
He Finds Brother
name had become after her second
marriage. Martin Lundy Is now 20
years of age.
Week after week Mr. Lundy took
his letters to the post office, and week
after week he opened replies, but from
nowhere did he learn of a Lundy that
was his brother until after a number
of years. Then he heard of the Ferry
ville man, wrote and found his broth
er. He ceeeed writing letters there
after and has been waiting several
years for an opportunity to go to
Ferryville and greet his brother In
person, which opportunity came to
Mr. Lundy may spend some time in
FVrryville before returning to Minna
THIS Is the first photograph of a new amphibious craft built by Glenn H. Curtiss and Just successfully tested
at San Diego. Cal. It will swim over water at 50 miles an hour, or fly throrgh air at Co miles an hour, chang
ing from one element to the other at the will of the operator The “flying boat” is like the hydro-aeropiano only
that It has two planes In its equipment. It Is believed that it can easily be handled on board a battleship
Bob Dean, Terror of Criminals,
to Be Evangelist.
Arkanaa* Sheriff Is Determined to
Supervise Execution of Man Who
Killed Marshal Before He
Takes Up New Work.
St. Louis.- Bub Dean, known for
years as a "bad man'' and a dead shot,
who has killed ten men in his time
and has himself been shot thirteen
times, who is acting now as deputy
sheriff of Mississippi county, Arkan.-as,
will soon lay a.-dde his guns, give up
his duties as officer oi the law and go
forth into Mississippi, bis native
county, and preach the gospel of
peace and good will to the rough men
who have known him hitherto only as
a man 111 to trifle with
This change of life and front Bob
D. an decided on Sunday night, Decem
ber 17, at tho close of a three weeks'
revival service conducted by Rev.
Chambers Mannering. who conv.-rted
Dea» early In the meetings, it was
dining the closing 01 the ervices that
the deputy sheriff arose ami said that
he intended to lay down his pistols
and take up tho Bible.
There is only one reason for the
deßiy. He is not ready to assume his
role ns preacher until ho has closed
his career as an officer of the law by
officiating at the hat ging of Henry
Coates, now in Jail at O-ccola, Ark.,
awaiting execution. Last April Coates
shot and killed Marshal R. L. Fergus
on of this town, and so seriously
wounded Hob Dean himself that he
lit*/ In a Memphis, Tenn., hospital for
three weeks, his life hanging by a
thread. By a special dispensation of
tho governor, nt the request of Sheriff
C. B. Hall, the Intter official will re
linquish his duty ns sheriff on that oc
casion and allow Bob Dean to do the
hanging of the man who wounded
So soon ns his “ancient enemy" U
hanged Dean w 111 take up his ministra
Coates was discovered a few miles
from Osceola in the act of tying up
his boat and taking on a cargo of
whisky. Upon the officer’s demand to
give himself up Coates bad the boat
push off and replied with a volley of
buckshot from his shotgun Both offi
cers returned the lire, their shots
Cupid Triumph* Over the Immigration
Officials of Uncle Sam After
Leng Delay.
Po!«e, Idaho. -That true love never
runs smoothly and Dan Cupid always
has a way was proved In a deportation
here Involving directly Miss Emma
Nielson of Copenhagen, Denmark, and
Indirectly her fiance, H Peterson of Rig
by. Idaho, ’l'ho case put In operation
the machinery of the United States im
migration department. Idaho's congres
sional deh gn’es at Washington and
Gov. J H. Hawley, with the result
that Miss Nielson was admitted to the
United States and her marriage I °n
to be celebrated with her fiance at
Rigby, Idaho.
Pierson met his fiancee at Copenha
gen two years ago. Their frier.dbhip
ripened into love. He Is a prosperous
business man and rancher at Rigby.
On his return to the United States he
made arrangements for Miss Nielson
to come to \mcrlca. She was not al
lowed to land, as the immigration of
ficers believed she was to join a polyg
amist. She could not < xplaln her com
ing satisfactorily and was deported.
Mr. Poterbon took the matter up
and tiled to get Miss Nielson in the
United Statin by way of Halifax. N
S She was stopped, but after long
delay and further investigation, she
was admitted and has gone to Rigby
to marry Peterson.
Find Bullet in Appendix.
Lawrenceburg. Ind. —Stricken with
appendicitis while on a hunting trip,
Benjamin Kramer died before help
could reach him. Surgeons found a
loaded cartridge In his appendix.
g drg wild. The Feeond volley by
Cc iter, however, felled Itean. and an
o her instantly killed Ferguson, whose
Lo iy pitched headlong Into the river.
Five days later the dead body of
Ferg .son was found 25 miles down
the river, and on the following day
came the news from the Tennessee
side that Coates had be« n captured.
The declaration of Ix-an that he w ill
renounce bls former life after
ing the gallows on which Coates will
hang has awakened much loctl curi
osity. and that there will be an Im
mense crowd present In () ceola when
the hargli.g comes off Is a certainty.
Eastern Widow Ship* Four Little
Girl* to Idaho Foundling In
Boise, Idaho.—Rather than miss a
chance to remarry, a widow some
where In the cast put a shipping tag
on her four little girls and consigned
them to the Children’s home found’.ng
institution In this city.
The name of the mother is with
held by Superintendent Christian of
the home, but he learned after an in
vestigation that she had spent SI,BOO
life Insurance and $1,600 left to the
children by their father, and uishe!
to be relieved of their care, that she
might get another husband
"To the Children's home—Please
care for th# se children," she w rote,
and pinned ‘he note on the dress of
the oldest girl, aged 11. as she bundled
them onto the train. The youngest
was four years old.
With the lit’le ones In charge. Su
perintendent Christian left for Minne
apolis, where an aunt Lad promised
to give them a home,
Missouri Bey Offered All Kinds of Aid
by Crowd—l* Freed and Goes
to Doctor.
Independence. Mo.—Albert Antnine
Bundschu, t ine years old. youngest
son of A J. Bundschu. an Indepen
dence merchant, has a sore tongue.
It came about as a result of trying to
test the adhesive power of cold iron in
zero weather.
With some schoolmaes. young
Chicago Is Greatest Distributing
Station in America.
Competition Not Only In Selling But
Buying School Publications Has
Caused Many Scandals in
This Business.
Chicago, Chicago’s supr» macy
among cities in mot? branches of com
mercial utilitarian production it under
takes is so well known as to over
shadow whatever excellence it may
have in pure intellect. The municipal
| ity has had to struggle to extend Its
reputation of being artistically tn
i dined, but even with the comparative
success it has attained in that direc
' tion few persons know that Chicago
has erudition to scatter about the
country. Yet this city is known. In
fact, as the greatest distributing cen
ter of educational hooks in Ant. rlca.
Publication of school books is a mys
t< rlous process, as far as the general
public is concerned. In this business
tin re is competition, and tierce compe
tition. too. not inly in selling, but In
buying as well. Competition in sell
ing has more than once occasioned
scandal and formal invcs’igation; in
buying it is another thing entirely.
The Three Il's company, for in
stance. persuadi h the authorities In
Jonesville that the Alphabet company's
school readers in use there are in
ferior to a new publication of tho
•’Three R’s.” Therefore the latter gets
the opportunity of selling its own
tcoders in Jouesvllle, taking old and
Bundschu was passing a candy store
on West Maple avenue While some
went in and bought candy, Bundschu
stood on the sidewalk near an iron
trolley pole. A sudden impulse seized
the boy to apply his tongue to It
He tried It. His tongue remained
frozen to the Iron and ail of his ef
forts to get it loose were fruitless A
crowd gathered. There were many
suggestions. One man came running
with a bucket of cold water, which
he said was just the th!n<; "warm wa
ter would never do." Another from
across the street snatched a teakett!*
full of boiling water firm his stove
and came to the rescue.
Finally F \. Schweers. proprietor
of the candy store, arrived with some
lukewarm water which was poured on
gradually, at the junction of the trol
ley pole and the boy’s tongue Gradu
ally the tongue came loose. Then the
boy went to the family physh an for
Chandler Rogers. Who Puzz'ed Seat
t e Doctors, Tells Who
He Is.
New Bedford. Mass —Awakening to
his real Identity for the second time In
fourteen years, Chandler Rogers of Se
attle, Wash., “the man who forgot,"
found himself at the Emergency bos
, pltal here surrounded by a group of
physicians, who are studying his
strange case.
Fourteen years ago a man giving his
tame as Earl Keller drifted Into Se
attle secured a position, courted many
,women. one of whom he subs quently
married. Several months ago he was
found suffering from pressure of the
brain. Physicians trepanned bls skull.
The patient announced after the effect
of the anesthetic had worn eff that
his name was Chandler Rogers and It
was found that the previous fourteen
year* of his life was a blank. He
could not even remember that he had
over been known as Keller.
On Deceml>er 26 he went to Bos‘on
to visit his sister. Mrs Florence W.
i Walling, whom he had not seen for
fifteen years A few days ago he
made arrangements to enter the Seidls
institute at Portsmouth, N H. Later
he was picked up In the streets here
and taken to the hospital where he
was treated for 36 hours before he
awoke to his real Identity for the sec
ond time. His watch and money were
missing and he believes he was robbed
while he was suffering from his
strange mental lapse
dog eared Alphabet company readers
i in ex hange. making therefore a dis
count of perhaps 20 per cent, on the
price of the new books. At the Fame
i time the Alphabet company has cust-
I cd Throe R's company's histories from
j the Smithfield s herds, receiving the
] students’ old textbooks In partial pay
These two deadly rivals bore find a
common basis In protection against
their enemy, the second hand dealer.
Rather than have these books, ac
quired by exchange. F<nt thr uvh the
dealer's hards to undersell new books
In other cities, each company is wili
ng to exchange with the other and to
buy at n pood price any copies that
may b« left over after the < xchance.
This price may be m :eh larger than
the discount given for the books in
the first place.
Rut the second hand dealt r Is not tn
I bo ptit out of business in this w ay.
r Hundreds of thousands of r. -w nr.d
I used school books are brought yearly
Into Chicago by the five firms en
raged here in that form of trade. They
are acquired from retail d<ah r< whose
' market has failed through a new de-
I elsion of a local school board and
, from the smaller publishe rs who have
taken books on a discount baals and
have no exchange agreement with the
j original publishers.
; 30 Below, Man Wears Straw Hat.
Mlnnenpolis.—While the thermome
! ter hovered between 25 and 30 below,
. R W. Ricketson won a wager of 25
cents by wearing a straw hat. Rick
-1 etsen was born in Alaska.
Another Duty.
"You are my wife's* social secre
tary?" be asks of the beauteous crea
ture who Is seated at the small desk
In the study. "Yes. sir," she smiles.
'1 am supposed to take Mrs Blirrup's
place in us many social details as pos
“Well- er she doesn't seem to
coming downstairs this morning, and
It has always been her custom to kis*
mo good-by when 1 start for the of
ti< e.”—Judge
Th»-ro never was a man as Important
as a bride experts her husband to be.
Sioux City Directory
“Hub of the Northwest.”
Davidson Bros. Co., Sioux City, la.
WE HAVE just added a piano
department to our great establish
ment. We sell pianos on the same
basis as other lines
||l —from sioo to $l5O
saved on any instru
rnent. We carry a
M - l’ ne P* anos »
piano players, Victor
and Edison Phonographs. Write
f r our piano price list and other
information pertaining to pianos.
Fresh Cut Flowers It Floral Emblems
NOTICE. Order by Mail, Telephone or
High in Quality Low in Price
Touring Car $690 Runabouts $590
F -Uy Equipped F O B Detroit, Wri’e
f r new 19:2 catalogue. Its interesting
WM. WARNOCK COMPANY, Sioux City, low*
Without Hypodermic
Injections by the
Neal Method
Write for Indorsements
and Booklets.
1625 Douglas Street
Swanson’s Factory Rebuiits
£ year-lron < '.ad guarantee Remington 1.35,
I. C. Sm th J' ~ Vndemood ft*. Smith Premier
I . A large -•.<>. ’< tu ael-ct from. Shtpi>e4
utj* er* on approval B. F. SWANSOM
COMPANY. Department D. Sioux City, lowa.
be' re late. Wig* and Toupees to mate*
an.! ; t any hea ! Del VTH GO! DEN IOILET CO.,
Mb Grata Exrhinrr Blds . Smut Qty. Io«a. or to it
druggirt. Complete Treatment, postpaid 11 31
Prices Right—Work Guaranteed
20 Per Cent Off o-.r repair 11«-: on Ml Retread*
a:.•! Tut* repairing to March 15. W rite for
Kelly - Spnngtield Tires Auto Acc«-**vriet.
621 Pearl Street Sioux City, tow*
n All Stu
TOUtO»’itr ' : I' -'klct. NATIONAL
BuS Stbb TRAINING SCHOOL, Sioux Oity.lA.
AKRON MULING CO, Sioux City, la.
Msaiifjrtured H SIOUX CD Y BRh’k A TH E WORM
1 or sale by Votir l.uiul>era>a.i
Soda Fountains and supplies. We sell theca
Chesterman Co.. Dept. F. Sioux City, la.
p of Strinfc-M
M Hop m K. list- iir.-t ■< An<lMri .fx
tin- !ii.-r imrr u». Sheet
J!u, .Talking
Everything In M i*4e and Records
Pioneer Music House, 315 4th St.. Steas City, Ife
p twin inairneto f'so. 4 h.
alec .nter muffnctn UMI
It improveme:. . > •>. ne
eiUa charge. M H. kr.ghl.2!9 4m St..SiOU* Citj.la,
lilillTrn » denier in ev«-rv town to handle
tfta a\ i «11 O’ Vluu’h, ra.'c Aah Pap< r. I'aint*
• •nil IUM „ n > u.iulding*. If »!• h<kve co
dealer in yourtow n.w ritr propo»iHh»n.
AalfsWall PaperCo .>• •*» 4th City. la.
Wbuleaale XT ail raper. Palcta, Window shades, eia.
The largest and beat in Sioux City, Qeuta* autia
cleaneaand pressed. (1. Ladta*’ suits
and pressed. 11.60. Other pg jess on app'
We pay exprMS one way. 41RIM AIIIW. MB

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