TnK OMATTA PAHA' PEE: RATUHDAV, JANUAItY Z 1004.
VtK CLOSE 8ATURDAT8 AT I I M.
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DO MORE WORK THAW
ROTH HIS IIASD.
ITere are sorae of the best nnderwear values of the season
underwear for men, women and children, In union sulta and sep
arate garments, ine sizes are broken, but the values are big.
Ladles" Union Soft, ta mercertKed and wool, colors, b!u or flesh, sold Uvular at
$3.80 and 13.25, Saturday'! price, $2.00.
Ladle' Vega Silk mton Suit, whit only, buttoned to the waist Una. cold regu
lar at tl W, Saturday' price, 11.75. ' "
Ladles' Veata and Tights, blue or flesh c olor, mercerised cotton and wool, sold reg
ular at 12.28 and t oo, Saturday's price, $1.80.
Children's Shirts, Pants and Drawers, color blue gray, broken sites, them gar
ments sold from 75c to 11.20 each, Saturday's price, 80c each.
Children's Union Bulla, gray or cream color, only a fow suits left, sold from 70o
to 11. 00, Saturday's price, BOc per ault.
Men's Union Sulta, In cotton, light end medium weight wools, mostly large Sixes,
old regular st 11.76 and $2.90, Saturday a price, $1.00 per suit.
For Saturday we will sell a line of boys' heavy black ribbed cotton hose, lxl or
txl rib, extra strong, made with double soles, heels, toes and knees, our regular
no quality Saturday, your choice, at
IY. M. C. A. Building, Corner
lea and much property has been destroyed
in this city and county. At the village of
Georgetown' residents were rescued by
boats. At Adamsboro a dam waa swept
away and mi.oh property waa destroyed.
Whole sections of Logansport have been
flooded and many hqmea have been aban
doned. Tha water la still rising and rain
1 still falling. N
Damage at Cleveland.
CLEVELAND, Jan. 23 A gorge broke
above the city today and a flood of water
wept down tha Cuyahoga river, tearing
three of the United States Steel company's
big steamers from their moorings. Tha
vessels were carried down the stream and
. crashed Into the drawbridge of the Superior
treet viaduct The boats were all badly
damaged by tha collision and the founda
tion of tha big brldgo was' seriously dam
aged. The river Is completely blocked by
the vessels Jammed abbut the piers of tha
Loss at Lorain.
LORAINE. O., Jan. 22. Great less has
been caused her by heavy ralna. Two
large steamers broke from their moorings
today and now lie at tha mouth of the river
in a dangerous position. . The Nickel Plate
railroad bridge has been washed away and
11 traffic on the road Is blocked.
The ship yards of the American Ship
building company are under water. Many
small vessels have been wrecked. The Bal
timore aY Ohio railroad will be a heavy
loser. Immense piles of lumber are going
down tha river with the rsh of Ice. j
Miami River 'Rune Wild. '
DAYTON, .O., Jan. 22. Wide sections of
tha Miami valley aouth of Dayton are inun
dated. Trafflo between Dayton and Cincin
nati has been suspended. The Immense ice
gorge north of Dayton broke away In time
to prevent tha flooding of the city. Tha
Miami river Is still rising, but unless heavy
ralna ahould continue very serious results
are not anticipated In this Immediate vicin
ity. Trains on tha Big Four and C. H. &
D. aouth are delayed because of damaged
roadbeds. . .
I slight Damage at Cincinnati'
i CINCINNATI. Jan. 22.-The breakup of
fhe toe gorges In tha phlo river at this
fcolnt has been accomplished with compara
tively small loss. So far few barges have
been crushed and a few others torn from
their ' moorings. This escape from heavy
damage Is largely due to the fortunate
breaking of th gorge below the city and
tha checking of the ice above th city, so
that It did not really become entirely fre
Until lata in th night.
Flood Drives Mas Crasy.
INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 22.-Th lc In
Whit rlvar carried off a houseboat occu
pied by John Schovae and wife and battered
It to pieces. Mrs. Schowa waa drowned and
her body carried down tha river. Schowa
was thrown into th water when the house
boat .went to pieoes and caught hold of
bushes on a submerged Island In the middle
of tha river opposite th lower part of the
etty. In answer to his cries for help Rollo
Morrison started for th Island through tha
loa with a boat. After, an hour he reached
him, but Schowa, erased by the, co:d, fought
aim oft Morrison Anally everpowered
Bchowe, tied him in 'the boit and started
lor shore. Th crushing lc and struggles
f tha man threw Morrison out and th
beat went on down tha river with Bchowe
tied . ta . th bottom. Morrison waa later
High Water Cloaea Factory.
PERU, Ind.. Jan. 22. Many famtltea have
gioved out of their homes or vacated th
Bret floors on account of the high water
and lc In th Wabash river, which roe
two feet during the night and Is still rising.
The record Cor twenty yeara is broken
The How factory has closed snd 30- em
ployes ar Idle. . . , '
It la feared fh new ISE.OOO bridge of the
IndlanajKills . Northern : Traction company
stll go, It la. now eight Inches above water
With sea of lc plunging and crashing
against H. j Preparations are being mad
to dynamite It If. necessary to save other
Of seasonable garments for boys and
girls. The first day of this great sale
, was a big success. Hundreds secured
'the finest bargains they ever saw. As
this goes to press we're busy replen
ishing the bargain tables for Saturday
. 90 Girl's Coats
Lat mode and fashionable materials,
gitrnienls worth from 16 00 to $.0.1X1,
Jitf.,.' Half Price
ISO Children's Coats
In 'velvet, silk and fancy cloaking,
that sold for $160 fn1f Prim
Jo I1S.U0, now only." sTIWO
Jarket and skirt. IS 00 and
$iu.W values, now only...
Be. Jan. tS, TA.
Saturday's Sellinn at
i . . . .
Sixteenth and Douglas
property. 1 ay trafflo Is Interrupted,
tracks for tnui.y miles being under water,
Chicago Ha High Water.
CHICAGO, Jan. 22-Floods In and about
Chicago, due to tha thaw and rain, ar
causing nom loss. of property snd much
Inconvenience. Waters In the Desplalnes,
Fox and Calumet rivers ar swollen and
many of the smaller creeks flowing into
these streams ar choked with Ice. result
ing in Inundation of surrounding lowlands.
Bectiona of South Chicago, -Burnslde and
Grand Crossing ar under water.
Icebound Steamer Released.
CHICAGO, Jan, 22. The steamer Iowa of
the Goodrich line was released from the Ice
pack today and proceeded toward Milwau
kee. The steamer had been Icebound
since Wednesday evening.
Ohio Towns Submerged.
ZANESVILLE, O., Jan. 22.-Th Licking
and Muskingum rivers are rising rapidly.
Rosevllle and Crookavllle, In the southern
part of the county, are partly submerged,
Indiana, Factories Close.
WABASH, Ind., Jan. 12. The Wabash
river has risen two feet since midnight.
covering the lowlands of th city and clos
lng three factories. Traction traffic has
ceased. The high water record for many
years is broken.
I Railroads Vnder Water.
AKRON, O., Jan. 22. Between her and
Cleve!and the tracks of the Cleveland
branch of the Baltimore a. Ohio are foot
under water and many factories have been
forced to clos.
Business Houacs Flooded.
ERIE, Pa.. Jan. 22. Many business places
here are flooded and several streets are
under water. Mill creek has -not been
higher since the big flood of 1893, when
thousands of dollars' worth, of property
were destroyed. The snowfall has been th
heaviest In twenty-flve years.
Part of I'lqua Inundated.
PIQUA. O., Jan. 2t-The Miami river rose
three and a half feet during th night and
that section of th city known a Roes-
vllle Is completely inundated. Hundreds of
families have been driven from their
Trafflo Paralysed in Ontario.
TORONTO, Ont.. Jan. C-Snow, sleet and
rain have completely demoralised railroad
trafflo all over the province. The Chicago
fcxpresa arrived today, after spending flf.
teen hours In a rnowbnnk near St. Mary's.
No freight trains are moving, and some of
the passenger trains are cancelled The
Grand Trunk railway's Montreal Express
is snowbound near Qananoque.
AS OLD IDEA.
ta Bo Absolutely False by
People used to think that baldness wag
one of those things -which are handed down
from generation to generation, from father
to son just ilk family heirloom.
Science has shown the falseness of this
belief by proving that, baldness itself Is not
a constitutional disease, but the result of
a germ Invasion of which only Iferplclde
can effectually rid the scalp,
Washing only cleans th scalp of dan
druff. It doesn't kill th germs,
"Destroy the cause, you remove the
Newbro's Herplclde will do this In every
case. It la also a delightful dressing.
Sold by leading druggists. Bend I0o In
stampa for sample to The Herplclde Co.,
Detroit, Mich. Sherman McConnell Drug
Co., special agents.
la a Claa All AUa.
' No other pills on earth -.can qnal Dr,
King's New Life Pills ' for-stomach, liver
and kidneys. No cure, no nag, . 25c For
sal by Kuhn 4V Co. :;-;.
To Cur a Col In Bar
Tike Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.' All
Itugglsts refund th money U K fall u
cur. 1 B. W. Grove's, signatura la on aaca
bos. 2Sa .
Age I to Id, sailors, norfolka, jacket
and pant suits, also a few 4-i.lec
suits MOO. $4.50 and $600 Ki
values, at only piOU
Ages ( to 18, blues, grays, also a few
fancy mixtures, worth from : B l
$4.00 to $5.60. at only I.OU .
Ottair Barrains Briefly Meatioaed
BOYS' OA PH. SHIRTS. SUSPEND
E?.S.'QLiyKa. CHILDREN 8 HON-
'''. si.na.TAMa and TOQUEd.
BUREETT, IS NONCOMMITTAL
bfoliisi to Stat at Preiant Whsthtr Ea la
a Cand data for 8iatorahip.
PUNTY OF TIME BEfORE pONYENTlON
H. O. Bart, Former President of talon
Paelfle, Calls oa President Rii.it
velt Arranging- for His
fFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. SI (Special Tele
gram. --Ea stern newspapers this morning
contain dispatches from Omaha and Lin
coin Indicating that Congressman Bur
kett's name will be presented at the May
convention as a candidate for United States
senator. Flattering references are mad
in tnes dispatches to his work In con
gress. Today Mr. Burkett said the only
knowledge he has s to his nam being
mentioned as a possible successor to Sena
ter Dietrich appeared In the state preps
that he hesitated to say anything In re
gard to the matter, believing the question
should be determined by th convention. He
Intimated that he had received a number
of telegrams since th meeting of the stat
Committee relative to the use being made
of his name In connection with the sen
atorsnip. Mr. Burnett was loth to say
anything that might be construed ah Indl
eating that he would or would not be a can
dldate. He said, frankly, that there wa
considerable time In which that question
could be decided. Many members con
gratulned Mr. Burkett on the prominence
given his name today, but he good-na
turedly and laughingly turned the compll
ments in another direction. J
Omaha Man for Navy.
senator Millard has nominated for an,
assistant paymaster In the navy Wlllliam
I. Malone of Omaha. Mr. Malone served
In the Philippines and is spoken of bs
most efficient young man. Mr. Malone will
have to take an examination before he is
Caa Get Fay in Omaha.
E. F. Wallace, a railway postal clerk
has been given authority to change his
pay office from Rurllngton, la., to Omttha
It has also been ordered In conjunction
with this request, made by Senator Mil
lard, that any railway mail clerk who lives
In Omaha and runs east may have his pay
H. O. Burt in Washington.
Horace O. Burt, former president of the
Union raelflc railway, accompanied by his
daughter-in-law, Is In Washington for
few days, and today with Senator Millard
called on the president and Secretary Hay
Mr. Burt Is arranging his passports for
a trip around the world, sailing from San
Francisco, with Mrs. Burt, February 8. Mr.
Burt and Mrs. Russell Burt, together with
Senator and Miss Millard, were among the
president's guests at the Whit Houae
One of the old republican wheel-horses of
Nebraska, John T. Bressler of Wayne, Is
Seek Money from Carnegie.
The local trustees of Tabor college, Ben
ator Allison and Representatives Hepburn
of Iowa and Burkett of Nebraska, have
Joined in letters to Andrew Carnegie, eo
llclting a donation from that philanthropist
to tha permanent endowment fund of the
college. They also In a general letter to
Mr. Carnegie set forth the needs of the
Institution. New dormitories for boys and
girls are. needed, together with a new 11
brary and science hall.'- The permanent
endowment fund of the?, college la $9,0t3,
This the local trustees seek to Increase
to $300,000 and they estimate the new build'
Ings desired will cost $200,000 additional.
President Ellis of the Institution is in New
Tork endeavoring to Interest Mr. Carnegie.
Senator and Miss Millard have accepted
Invitations to be the guests of Baron
8pck von Sternberg, the tlerman ambas
sador, next Sunday evening.
W. 8. Bourne of Beatrice Is In Washing
ton on business conected with the. pension
Judge Klnkald has received notice that
the widow of Colonel B. W. Johnson, re
siding at Atkinson, Neb., has been allowed
a pension of $30 per month.
Rural carriers appointed today: Nebraska,
Panama, regular, James H. Wharthen; sub
stitute, Ollie Wharthen. Shelby, regular,
John W. Ballenger; substitute, Sarah E.
Ballenger, Iowa, Bloomtleld, regular Sam
uel Moores; substitute, Tony Lowenberg.
Oalva, regular, Charles Thompson; substl
tute,, Alfred Hegglns. Imogene, regular,
John F. Ness; substitute, Charles E. Ness.
George Craft has been appointed post
master at Melyln, Osceola county, la., vice
C M. McDougall, removed.-
SUSPENDS1 BANKERS' UNION
(Continued .from First Page.)
for himself and $7 a day for an assistant
whose name I do not know, but whom
Wiggins called his cornhusker assistant.'
These charges, Mr. Spinney states, the
law does not permit, but are paid by com
panies to ayold trouble. Shortly after ho
received tha payment for making the ex
amination, Mr. Spinney said, Wiggins sgaln
came to Omaha on business connected with
the Bankers Union and on this trip he
says he made a charge of $36 for expenses.
This charge he refused to pay.
Explains Salary Matter,
In explanation of the charge that h and
hta wif had drawn about $20,000 during
the past year from the funds of the com
pany when their combined salaries were
only $350 per month, Mr. Spinney 'said:
Lst June my salary waa Increased to
$500 a month and my wif was put on th
payroll at $160 a month. When the asso
ciation was organised, I did not draw any
salary. The board of directors agreed to
allow me i per cent on the business done
until such time as the organisation could
afford to pay me a salary. These commis
sions were not paid as they were earned,
as the business could not stand It. I told
the board that I would not draw th com
missions until such time aa 'there waa suf
ficient aurplua so that it would not weaken
th company. W concluded this year that
th Union wea healthy enough to permit
of my drawing the commissions due me for
th first thre years, which amounted to
$7,000. Last year there waa a time when
th organisation needed some ready money
and I put In $i.0u0 In cash and notes. This
waa later drawn out at the request of
th board of directors. I believe It was
taken out In August, but was not charged
off of the books until the first of the year.
Perhaps, by adding all thus amounta to
gether, tba state insurance department may
be able to substantiate lta charge that my
wife and I have taJien $20,000 out of ths
company, but you will se from my state
ment that I hav taken not a penny which
did not belong to me."
The commissions drawn by President
Spinney, amounting to $7,000, were charged
In the regular commission account, which
amounted for tha year to over $20,000.
President Spinney said the first Intima
tion he had that everything waa not right
was when a newspaper reporter came In
and told him of the action taken at Lin
coln. The reporter was followed a few
minutes later by the sheriff and Attorney
myth, who took charge of th business.
Wligtaa, th stat xaiainrt whosa air.
Spinney charges with n th trouble, was
In the city January 7. but did not intimate
to th president of th onion, so Spinney
says, that there was anything wrong or
that It waa to be closed up.
Mast Walt on Lawyer.
Mr. Spinney said that he did not know ex
actly what would be done antfl he had held
a conference with the attorney for the con
cern. Judge Field of Lincoln.
The officers of the company are E. C
Spinney, 'president; Judge E. P. Holmes of
Lincoln, vice president; Elmer H. Tackard,
secretary, and M. T. Swartx, bank-r. Mr.
"The organisation does business In twenty-five
states and has $36,000,000 business In
force, with only $48,624.64 assets, as shown
by the statement Issued January 10. Of
these assets $10,610.61 has since keen paid
out to adjust clr.lmaleavlng a net aurplua
of $36,014.04 at this time."
The concern was organised by President
Spinney In this city during, and, so
rordlng to his statements, has had a steady
"During the period of it existence up
wards of $200,000 has been paid out la bene
fits," says Spinney. "The total receipts
for the year 1903, Including balance on hand
at the first of the year, wore $170,700.40.
Claims paid during tbe year amounted-to
1300B2.M, leaving h balance for the year
of $40,607.46. The gross assets .of th con
cern at the end of each year during its UT
were: January L 190J, $7.42.49; January 1,
1801, $24,433.80; January 1. 1902. $3n.720.6; Jan
uary 1. 1903. $40,M1.S8, and January I, lfOl,
$46,624.66. The receipts of the conrern hav
increased during the period of Its existence
from $14,000 in 1898 to $135,000 In 1903.".
E. C. Spinney came to this city from Des
Moines. He was formerly a Baptist min
ister living In eastern Iowa. He quit the
ministry on account of his voice failing
him, and went Into the banking and Insur
ance business. He organised two Insur
ance concerns under the laws of Iowa, both
of which. ir is raid, have failed. It was
understood yesterday that the Insuranoe
department at Lincoln has had the organi
sation over which Mr. Spinney has been
presiding under surveillance for the last
three months. During that time more than
one suit has been filed in the district court
In Omaha by beneficiaries In the effort to
recover Insurance claimed to be due them.
OMAHA VIEWERS GET BUSY
Improvement Club Has a Long
of Matters Before It for
Crosswalks and sidewalks were the gen
eral themes of discussion at the meeting
of the Omaha View' Improvement club last
nlgljt. Some sMewalk Improvements were
reported as having, resulted from the visit
of Councilman ' Evans to the club at
us msi meeting, nut there Is still a press
lng need for crosswalks.
' The sewer question was briefly discussed
ss was the street lighting question, and
the club Is still In favor of letting the
gasoline light with Welsbach burners alone
until electric lights can be assured for the
Mr, Morearlty, aa a special committee on
articles of Incorporation, submitted his re
port, with article ,pf . Incorporation pre
pared, looking to Incorporating the . club
for building and mlscellnnebua purposes
Ho also explained the trustee nronnaltlnn
for organisation, Tu ere waa a considerable
difference of opinion as to the expediency
of taking immediate" action on either of the
propositions, and Uia matter was lnld over
until pext Friday evening, when' the sub
ject wilK be made the special order of busi
ness. . ,
The special committee on- boundaries of
the Omaha View district submitted a report
rKcurnmeocung lue abolishment oi the dis
trict lines and permjiting all property own
ers who so desire to become members of
the club Under the constitutional provisions.
A resolution abolishing tha boundaries of
the district carried. ;
A recess was then taken to discuss a box
of cigars snd some candy presented the
club, by Mrs. Lyons, and following their
disposal a vote of thanks was unanimously
tendered Mrs. Lyons for the treat.
On motion of Mr. Tost the club went on
record as favoring the establishment of a
city laboratory under -the ear and direc
tion of the City Board of Health for bac
terlologtca! examinations- of ' diphtheria.
scarlet fever, typhoid fever and tuberculosis
serum, and for the examination of milk and
other foodstuffs and water. In use In the
city of Omaha.
The matter of the renewal of the gar
bage contract now before the city council
wns tnken up snd the club went on record
ss opposed to the renewal of the contract,
WILL LEVY TAX FOR STRIKERS
Exeeutlv Committee of Mlae Work.
era Union Indicate Purpose
ia Colorado Trouble.
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 22. At today's ses
sion of the United Mine Workers a me
morial address to the American Federation
of Labor, requesting it to require legislation
in all tradea unions drawing the "color
line" was adopted. A resolution was
adopted releasing locals from obligations
to meot the taxation Imposed by local cen
tral trade unions for support of . general
business agents which cannot act for the
miners. , .
Memtx-rs of the executive committee say
the committee will levy on tbe entire mem
bershlp an Increased per capita strike as
sessment for the support and prosecution
of ths strikes In Colorado, West Virginia
and In the Meyersdale district In Penn
The socialists again made a determined
effort today to inject socialism into th
convention by a resolution for tbe appoint
ment of times for the discussion of eco-
nomlo questions and setting forth aoolall
MUST NOT MOLEST FUNERALS
Strike Leaders at St. Loal Assured
that Violation of the Low Will
Not Bo Tolerated.
ST. LOUIS. Jan. fa.-Chlef of Police Klely
sent two detectives to the headquarters of
the atriklng earring drivers today and had
three officers of the unions taken to the
Four Courts In a carriage. They were
Harry Allen, chairman of the strike com
mittee; William Reypolda, business agent,
and Robert Lewis, secretary.
The union officers were severely lectured.
Chief Klely told the men that Interference
with funerals positively would not be per
mitted, and said that Jf necessary he would
put policemen on the drivers' sests and de
tull policemen to carry caskets from douses
or churches to the hearses. The strikers
replied that they had been grossly Insulted
by the polls, that they hav not Interfered
with funerals, hav no Intention of doing
so and will countenance no violence of any
Cleveland Bank Fails.
CLEVELAND, Jan. H. The Produce Ex
change bank, corner Broadway and Cen
tral avenua, closed Its doors today. The
Insolvency court has appointed the Cleve
land Trust company as receiver. Tbe as
sets and liabilities of the bank are each
placed at 11,600,000.
A Bore Hover Matter
After Porter's Antiseptic Healing Ofl hi ap
plied. Relievos pain instantly and beat at
tha sam time For maa or haat Prtos, K.
POWERS . SHIFTS TOE BLAME
Oaa af Ownara af Ircqnoii 8ay$ Fartnar
Had Charga af that Prapeity.
HOUSE FIREMAN DEREUCT IN HIS DUTY
Insist H Could Have Flad Any
Appliance Ho Want by Ask.'
lag th Management of
Theater for Them.
CHICAQO, Jan. E.-Hstv J. Powers,
one of the resident owners anil aasociata
managers of th Iroquois theater, took the
stand as a witness before the coroner's
jury today. Before taking any testimony
Coroner Traeger requested that Will J.
Davis, the other resident owner of the Iro
quois theatei, retire from the room during
th examination of Mr. Powers. Th re
quest waa complied with after remon
strances by attorneys for the two theatri
cal managers. ,
Mr. Powers said he was a stockholder in
the theater and treasurer of the Iroquois
Theater company and associate manager of
the theater with Mr. Davis. In a general
was he was Identified with the preparation
of the plans for the theater. He approved
of them as a layman and interested party.
KUw A Erlanger were Interested stock
holders, he said, and also passed upon and
approved the plans. The contract for con
struction was let to the Fuller Construc
tion company. The details of letting th
contract were left to Mr. Davis, aa presi
dent. All concerned signed this oontraot
Architect Marshall drew up th specifica
tions. Concerning details as to th opening of
the theater, he referred his Interrogator to
Mr. Davis. The latter and Mr. Erlanger,
he said, arranged the contract whereby
the date for the opening was fixed and
"Mr. Blue Beard" was secured.
Lays Blame on Fireman.
Mr. Powers told the Jury that th reason
the Iroquolc theater had no fire apparatus
was because the house fireman, Sailer, had
not ordered It It waa Sailer's business, he
said, to provide such things. Bailer was
there for such purposes and had come
recommended by Assistant Chief Campion
of the Are department. Mr. Powers also
placed tesponslbillty on the Fuller Con
struction company, which, he said, waa
supposed to be constructing the bulldirtg
accordlr.g jo law. He declared that Busi
ness Manager Noonan. Stage . Carpenter
Cummlngs and Chief Usher Dusenberry
were entrusted with looking after details.
"Did you have anything to do with the
hiring of the fireman that was employed by
the house?" the witness waa asked.
"Not directly." he replied. "Mr. Davis
told me about engaging Mr. Sailers "
"Did you have anything to do, or did you
say anything to Mr. Bailers aa to what his
"No, sir." '
Mr. Powers said he did nothing toward
procuring or seeing that there waa installed
In the theater anything that could be used
for protection against fire.
"I understand that those orders were
given by Mr. Davis," he said.
Mr. Powers did not know, he said,
whetfler there were signs over the exits
opening day. Since the fire he had under
stood there were no signs over the exits.
He knew the law required such signs, but
as associate manager of the theater, he
felt that the matter waa in the hands of
the Fuller Construction company, and that
everything proper would be put in. Hal
supposed the placing of exit signs waa part
oi ne contract ror painting.
Davlg the Real Manager,
"Mr. Davis was really the executive head
or me Iroquois. . theater." he exnlained.
"and while I acted as assistant manager, It
was more in an advisory capacity or In
consultation. I knew everything that was
going on, through Mr. Davis, but I gave
All orders were given, he said, through
mr. uavis or Mr. Noonan.
"Would Mr. Noonan have the power to
lurnisn, ana would It be his duty to fur
nish any material that would be for the
Denent of the theater or for fire protection
ii xne requisition -came from Mr,
mings, the stage manager?"
Mr. Powers said that Mr. Cummings was
In charge of the stage and had the fire
man of the house told Cummlngs that he
required reels or hose the latter had th.
power to purchase It. There was no limit
placed on Mr. Cummings'
Mr. Powers said thst lie knew the theater
had not been accepted from the Fuller
company by his company aa complete. It
would, he said, have been necessary ta
have a Anal settlement from the Fuller
company and an architect's certifies t be
fore the building was finally accepted.
us sa a in At soma phinna t.. i
luflun 10 inn MiTin . . . . .
house which he believed to have been done
with the knowledge- of the city building
Mr. Davla on th Stand.
Mr. Powers placed that hlnrnsti foe tha
Are and loss of life upon Mr. Davis, whom,
he said, was the active manager, while he
was but passive In the eondnct of Its af
fairs, and also upon th employes, who did
not perform their fun duty.
When it came the turn for Mr Davis to
testify h refused to place the blame on
particular person, but said ha .
dence that the employes of the theater
would attend to their business nrnnnv
Personally, be said, be .knew nothing what
ever of what th laws demanded In the
construction of th theater, although he
had been managing theaters In Chicago
iwrmy years. Me bad general knowl
edge 01 wnat was necessary, but he had
newer read the city laws eorerln- the
construction ana operation of theaters.
" mere any signs over tha exits
designating that they were exits?" he was
asaea oy tne coroner, f
"I don't know that there was."
When asked whose iduty It was to
that fire extinguishers were Installed, he
replied: "We had a fireman there who waa
sent to us by the city Are department." He
considered the fireman's duty to maks
requisition for all things needed.
"Do you want to give us the Idea that
you placed all responsibility as to fire ap
pliances upon the firemen, Mr. Bailers?"
"I do not want to place th responsi
bility on anybody.'
Thought Theater Waa Safe.
'As president of the company, do you
want to assume the responsibility your.
"X do not.-
Coroner Traeger asked: "Previous to the
Are you were sstisfled, were you not, that'
there were ample facilities for taking care
of the Are?"
"I had every confidence In the world In
"But since the Are. you have found dif
ferently, have youT"
"Since the Are most anybody could draw
Davis admitted h was Interested in other
theatara In Chicago, and said they were
supplied with Are protection.
"When you opened th Iroquois theater
or th first performances did you consider
th building absolutely fireproof?"'
"I did. It was th safest building of th
character ever constructed."
"Did you tak sny precaution to And out
whether the theater. was safe or not?""
"I don't remember that I did. We hc.d
orders fos tha best Building of that
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character that could be put up, and having
done so, snd dealing with reputable firm?,
we concluded we were getting what wc
Mr. Davis declared that a few days be
fore the theater opened he had talked
with Building Commissioner Williams, after
the latter had Inspected the theater, and
said that Mr. Williams said it waa the
safest and most complete theater building
he had ever seen.
ISRAEL LIGHT0F THE WORLD
Topic of Address Delivered by Ilnbbl
Kornfrld to Congregation at
Rabbi Joseph' Kornfeld preached at Tem
ple Israel Friday evening by request of the
board of the synagogue, he being the sec
ond rabbi to so come since the resignation
of Dr. Imon. Several weeks sgo he In- ,
tenaea to come, but was prevented. He
Is a graduate of Hebrew Union college,
in the claas of 1896, and haa been in chargu
of the synagogue In Pine Bluffs, Ark. He
made a favorable Impression and after the
'services there was an Informal reception.
The rabbi gives another lecture Sunday
evening. It Is probable that other ,rabbls
will be asked- to preach In Omaha before
decision la made. Morris Ievy Intro
duced Rabbi Kornfeld, whose subject was,
"Israel, the Light of Nations."
He began with the sixth century before
the present era. which could be called the
century of awakening. At that time Cyrus
the Great was ascendant. The other na
tions that had been prosperous were thrown
Into adversity and despondency, and hs
every prerogative of adversity Is to make
one sensitive, the whole eastern world be-'
came skeptic. When" Jehovah had shown
the falseness of the idols the Idolators, not
turning to the true God, had only sought
to deal a death blow to Jehovah through
these Idols. God was not the universal
God of the world, as shown by His patron
age of the single nation Of Jews; and He
was not a supreme god, as shown by His
poor protection of His chosen race. Thin
was the critical time, for the Jews, being
despondent, would have been easily led
to skepticism. At this crisis had come
"This prophet showed . to all people',"
said Rabbi Kornfeld, "that God had put
the Jews Into all parts .of the world to
show that He was the God of all, for they
should spread the faith. Without this
thing, the Jews, scattered In all lands,
would be the most miserable of nations,
but with It ..they were exalted In a great
mission, to establish tha kingdom of
heaven. Israel Is the missionary par ex
cellence. Science shows that light Is con
veyed by radiation. The Jews do not try
to spread religion by revivals nor by bloody
war; but scientifically, by radiation. 'Let
your light so shine among men, that they
seeing your light may glorify the Father
who Is In heaven.' Never has Israel
been without a light. It was kindled by
God and never shall It tie extinguished
by the hand of mortal man. It- has burned
through the ages and in the end will be
extinguished by God's own light."
WORK OF MRS. BOOTH-TUCKER
Colonel Higgina of Nw York Lectures
on the Lute Salvation Army
An Interesting lecture on "Life and Work
of the Late Consul, Emma Booth-Tucker,"
was given at "the First Congregational
church last evening by Colonel Mrs. Hlg-
glns of New York City. Mrs. Higgina,
who is now at the head of the woman's
rescue work of the Salvation Army in the
United States, was for years associated
wtth Mrs. Booth-Tucker In the Salvation
Army training home nursery at London,
Eng., and mutih of the lecture last even
ing was spoken from a personal acquaint
ance with the great Salvation Army
Mrs. Iflggins paid a fitting tribute to the
character and life work of Mrs. Booth
Tucker, saying In this connection:
"During the first Ave years of her life
her mother and father were engaged In a
aeries of great revival services, and It
seems that even at tMs early age the
child was Influenced by these religious rur
roundlnga. At th age of seven she con
fessed conversion and a few years later
led a public service with marked success.
Bh never neglected an opportunity to do
good to others; her heart was filled with
sympathy for her fellow creatures and her
many acts of kindness endeared her to
hosts of friends. She never sought rec
ognition for herself and her life was a
grsnd Inspiration, not only for th Salva
tion Army, but for thousands of others."
The lecture was illustrated by sixty-one
stereopttcon views and several moving pic
tures touching upon the life of Mrs. Booth
Tucker from infancy to the time of bf r
Interment at Wood law ti cemetery.
Mrs. Hlggins came directly from Indian
spoils to Omaha and will go to Kansns
City this morning.
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