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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBKK 27, 1903.
A' TfiODSiSD TOTS MADE GLAD T -vamsM ' ' Ban t-Clans Visits City Mission, Chil dren at Auditorium. ASSEMBLY COSMOPOLITAN AITAIE Al 1 R mft-a mt staraa Represented im llrril Swarm of Ease Children Mad )iy r Toys : . . ' . a4 tHr ' L:ttl Bloux and Japan, don't you wih that you.wsre mT" 80 kd the Mttk "IC1 Into ,veie of Robert Louie Blevn eon. One , thousand children felt the Same qvestlon In an Inarticulate way at the Auditorium Saturday morning;. Bant a Clatts 'hM arried--tW( of htm In fact-aod Ate i tributod present to 1.000 protege of the Cltr Mission. ' It wai v slxht which would have aroused emotion In the breast of a cigar store In clan. Bted In row on row on the trait stage were these hundreds end hundred! of children with such eager expectancy writ Urge on each childish face that each wee arptcture In Wm or herself. That many of - thom- wnre poorly dressed, wlth.halr dl-i- beveled and. In some case, hands and faces . jibiWvtoo clean, did not detract from the ... pluturesq,u aspect cf each mite of humanity ! nor- from the etrlklnf effect Of the n- t mble. . They were mostly the children of foreign born rarent and some of theee accom- ,.plud them. Women with ecarlet caps and -grrgeou shawls added a, note of vivid color find , In Uie dress of many ot tho children) t) there, could be i en.tha south European V lqv of burbarlo colors. ( "'" Many Rani Represented. ffl was a cosmopolitan ass mblaie. Little ''lJohemiahs, wee descendants of the May a. . . . . - trars, mlhute Polandors, Blava, Biovaa ana Slovenes, high utid low Deutsch, young 'atlon ot Brian Boru there wa plenty of material for the ethnologist to have worked tftvm. ' ' 'The variety of the assemblage wae helffht- -'ened In the tontrast botween those benefit ing by the exercises and their benefaotors, for the teachers and workers In the City " Mission, friends and associate preaent rep- resented not merely private wealth In many caea, but represented the beat that 1 American lntei.lgent, educated effort to- -1 ward socIaT service. The little boy and girl who attends Sun day school the week before. Chriatmaa tor the first tlms waa there, too aeveral of him. ', ' Is Harry Maguire In your class, Mr. v Cavanne," asked a co-worker. " Harry, a frowsy,- unkempt lad of 11 years, "i looked anxious. ' "He was there last Sunday, but never be- fore' said Uie man asked. , r . Gloom spread over a Juvenile physlog- fiomy, but the map of woe brightened whan the other teacher answored: , . "Well, we have a lot of extra presents ... and we'll see If we can't .f nd something 1 fp Harry in them even If he does not do n serve lu"., v 1. ; Prises for Prise Children. Just why a child of 5 or . hugging a doll ' as large as-herself, should make ordinarily unemotional observers fee) a lump in the v ' throat is . not easy to explain, but miny experienced the sensation when Emma Le ' hetyak came forward an received the c?oll " fiven her. for perfect attendance and con dUct at. the Mission Sunday school the last '" year," "Thank ybu krndly," , said , Emrr a -when the. doll had been given her, and It wae evident that- someone has InstllUd aome knowledge of manners Into the mind ef a S-yaor-old girl. Lewis Morrocco, who ,' I not a , Moor, but or Sicilian extraction. 1 ' .won the boy's pr'xe fur conduct and at " tendance, ,Two big round glistening silver ' dollar which his fingers could hardly cover all ovar ; were his reward for exemplary t iJsehavlor. .. j Before, the distribution of presents began ,f .there had. been brief exercises. Carl Wll Ban. . presided, Charles Wlthey offered a ; .prayer, ,and Very Rev. George Beecher A '.,.noke a ..few words to the children. ' The j. children sang several carols and afte"r that 1 , the primary cMss with faint childish treble mo itw "lwnv In lfunp Tn at Mtit nf & Crib or a Bed, the utile ixira Jesus una t His Buby Head." Amid Impressive Stlllaesa. , Tbey finished amid an Impreaslve still v ness. Suddenly a roar of delight etarted , .t , the back of the stage. It welled up lrtp a. hcaven-ehaklng din as the other The Pimple And The Face First Show Nlgna ot the Wood Poverty . . tlliirn I'Mumes Aioet aajn v . . . IMaoaaea. v A . It Is a Strange truth that pimples usu r sllv innnir urxin the face, thus illustrat ng that nature uaes the most direct i method of convincing man that the blood t,r is filled with poison. .., The human circulatory system Is said in fr. iti. mn,t wnmtarfitl nf all evltlannea of nature. It carries health, food and i( etrength to every part or the uoay. it also carries from every part of the body urf rm 1! fo. waste matter and decay. ol If through poor rating, Indigestion, con stlpatlbn, etc.. the blood Is filled with polxonuns, aecaymg, irrniin nuiu. ' 'theoe tHiisone are carried to the lung where they are attempted to be oleansed bv the d vet It from air Inhaled. If this does not acoompllah the result! ' "' demanded the blood takes away th poison " " "... .,rri it to the little cell cf the '" skin, where they leave It Here these 'puUens Irritate and oecay. until at last they form pimples and blackheads and A ' other skin eruptions; at last bursting of ' are removed by man. ' When you have pimple It le a certain .'j.' in vour blood I wrons, that the great - human blood aystem I turned Into an In- " i trtcate series -of aewera canal which ... iu4 with imBurttlee. ,- .-Selene long ago learned that Calcium Sulphide a th mot powerful, harm ' ; lea and beneficial blood purifier obtain ,-turf Calcium Wafer, under chem-.A- leal test., conclusively prove themselves w . t le one of the beet methode of preaerv- , lug thJ!ull etrength of thl grtat blood J. . tleanatr, Th real beauty of Stuart' Calcium ' Wafer lie In their rapid work. Thlr good effect are seen after only a few ,.. ua nd a faca full of pimples ha .' been mad clear and eieaa after only five . Uay u of the wafer. !, The wafr. by th peculiar Stuart ' I anil hold the full ' strength of Calcium Sulphide. o that th system ooiaina mm woou-im ' it. .fi,int state. ', Other method of administering and pre paring Calcium Buip&ia n proven , Etuarf Calcium Wafer to oe tue vei pnuwii. i " ' - Go to jour druggist and buy a box of ' these little plmpl ' aradlcator today, r price, tie, or aend ua your mum and ad- J dress and we will aend yeu a trial paca- "age e mall free. - Addrwa r. A- attuart Co. I fitiuu-t hlig., iLarsball, Mica, children took up the cry. All eyes had been turned aloft and looking In the direc tion where all the children gased there could be seen a' figure with a long white beard. In a minute more another slml arly bewhlskered man l made hie ap pearance In the gallery and the hubbub became ear-splitting. One parsonlfler of BU Nicholas was Dr. VanFleet, the other the regular Santa Claue of the BrandMs store, which. In ad dition to loaning him, had sent the mis sion a large consignment of gift a After this the distribution of presents began. It was a considerable task for .000 presents had been neatly tied and labeled and to give these etch to the rightful boy or girl occupied a long time. Some youthful faces became anxious when their turn did not come, but none was left out. Each child In passing out was also given a large box of candy. Heaae at Leketyak Is Merry. There waa rejoicing this afternoon In the horn of Lehotyak; the bouse Ot Morrocco was filled wtth glee; In ' the abode of Vssofskya there Is a happy boy and an equally happy mother; Em II Bhramck la praying for snow that he may try his new sled; Mary Vnt, a blithe little Bohemian girl. Is mothering a pretty doll which Is the handsomest thing in the house of Vnt except for the gleaming countenance of the doll-motbar. There are 9Pft more homes like these where pelaaure has been unalloyed since Saturday morning and Its Important happenings came to pas. NEW YORK LINES HARRI MAN'S ReslgBatlom of Newaiaa from Presl- de-ney Give Credence Tfceory. With th resignation of William II. New- it. an as president .of, the New. lork Cen tral, rumor are again strong In railroad circle that th New Tork Central I to become) a part of the great Harrlman sys tem of rdadg and thus nxtend the Harrl man Jurisdiction from the Atlantic 'to the Paclflo eveV one 4nhroken chain of; roads. Th Harrlman dream of. a complete trans continental line from 'the Atlantlo to the Paclflo would thus become realized. The endf mlty ' of such a move may be realised when it I stated that. this wuaid give the -Harrlman- aystama total mile age of nearly 42,000, with outstanding stocks and bonds of I2.417.00O.OOO. Immediately after the resignation of President Newman was announced. New Tork Central stock took a Jump of three points and this )t believed to have been caused by a belief In closer relationship between the Harrlman line nrd the New Tork Central. 'Report from Wall street even go so far a to declare that the pass ing of the control of the 12,000 miles ot the New Tork Central ha already been ac complished, and that Harrlman waa only waiting for February 1' when the resigna tion of Mr. Newman will be effective. Goald Line Previously Secured. A glano at the railroad map of thl country, immediately show what the con trol of the New York Central by the Har rlman line would really mean. The change would be even greater when accomplished, than that of laat summer, when it waa an nounced that the domination of the trafflo of the 18,000 miles of the Gould system waa about to pa under (h control of on man, E. H. Harrlman. Thl move waa ex pected last summer after Harrlman had secured an entering wedge by providing the Wheeling & Lake Erie with $3,000,000 to rellv It from Impending bankruptcy. Th New Tork Central 1 one of the strongest and beat constructed and operated roads In the country, and with It under his control the roads under Harrlman's sway would be: . Stocks Mileage. and Rnmii New Tork Central 12.B83 t 867.ooo.7mi Southern Paclflo ......... MM 418.0O0.000 Union paciric o.&as 4W.ouo,ooo Baltimore A Ohio 4,626 461,000,000 Illinois Central 4.377 241.ouo.000 Erie 2.3.13 8X0.000,000 Central oi ueorgia i,tu 65,000,000 San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake E12 75.000,000 St Joe Grand Island.. 3U 18.000,000 Total 41,388 $2,417,000,000 The capital stock of th ystem Is now $418,000,000, of which $366,812,600 is common stock and $52,431,100 Is preferred. The total bonded Indebtedness' is $540,178,672. The gross Sarnlngs for the fiscal year ended December $1, 1907, reached $241,468,945, the operating expenses $186,997,208, and the net earnings $84,469,740. Ktwnaa m. Centralis1. President Newman has been using some of the Harrlman policies on the New. Tork Central, and sine 1901, when he assumed the presidency, it ha been his scheme to reorganise th New York Central line Into one systeui. a work which has taken year to accomplish and a work which it I said will ever stanu as a monument to Mr. New man's exect'tivt ability. It was Mr. New man who thought of uniting th New York Central, th Lake Shore and other Vander- bilt road Irto on system with the same traffic officials and other head officials, In stead of having each road run aa a separate line. Wh-sn tho plan was finally carried out it result id In a grest saving of expense and in an tncreani of business. Mr. Newmar. atarted a a station agent In Texa and It waa Jay Oould who discov. ered hi ability and made him trafflo man. ager of hi lines. He became vice presi dent of the Missouri Paclflo, and vice pres. ldent Of the Great Northern; next president of the Lake Shore, and when 8. R. Gallo way resigned he was made president of the New York Central. It I thought W. C. Brown, vice presi dent of the New York Central and form erly general manager of the Burlington, will succeed Mr. Newman. RABBI MERRITT AT TEMPLE Farmer Omaha Mas Preaches to Old Frleada from Palplt ef Rev. Dr. Coha Friday Kvealag. "From the Introductory remarks I am led to believe that a preacher I sometimes not without honor In his own spiritual birth place," said Rabbi Max Merrltt, who preached at the Sabbath eve service at Temple Israel last night. Dr. Merrltt had been Introduced by Rabbi Cohn of the temple, who declared that an Introduction was rather a matter of empty form in the given case, "because it was In Tempi Israel that Rabbi Merrltt of Evan. villa, Ind received hi earlier spiritual ed ucation." Mr. Merrltt was in Omaha on account of the birthday of hi father, and the oppor tunity to ask htm to preach wa eagerly seised upon by Dr. Cohn. 'My feelings when I stand forth In this familar place are somewhat difficult to ex pra In words," said Rev. Merrltt. "My situation remind me somewhat ot a strlk Ing Incident which occurred during the trip through South America of Secretary Root on a dlplomatlo mission. At the close of the civil war a number of confederate offi cer determined to forewar forever their conquered country. They set sail for Bra. 11 and thr founded a little colony of ex patriate. Moie than forty year had paased petsreea then and th arrival of Root and hi party. When he cam there, feeling which th former rebel thought bad died long year before sprang Into fervor and they crowded around him, white-haired Old men, children of departed veteran and th grandchildren ef heroea of the lost caua. They crowded around him. Wrung hi hand nd doffed their hate reverently to th Aaattrtoaa fla- wbbb was displayed. It en niaasit horn to theca, a home which DOUGLAS IS FOR R. A CLARK Local Legislature Crowd Will Support Herdmaa Man for Speaker. SHOEMAKER IS THE ONLY REBEL He Hays He Will Sapitvrt Tool, th Candidate of tkt Barltncton -Stoeeker Only a Joke, They Say. Several conferences have been held by members of the Douglas county delegation to the state legislature, but little has been greed upon, either a to legislation or as to officers of the two houses. It is prac tically certain that Douglas will not put forth a candidate for president of the senate. Frank Ransom, who was men tioned as a candidate Immediately after election, ha decided not to enter the race. For speaker of the house W. F. Btoecker will be a candidate. Mr. Stoecker ha been working hard for the plum, but hi fellow member, or th majority ot them, look upon hi candidacy a something of a Joke. Eight of th nine house members from thla county will give him a ' complimentary vote on the first ballot, however, providing Mr. Btoecker tay In the ting until that time. - After this it Is probable that a majority will go to R. A.. Clark of Richardson county, th candidate brought out by Lee Herd man. . . One member of thl rounty'g delegation will hot support the Hera man candidate, and thla 1s W. 8. Shoemaker. Mr. Shoe maker has been shouting long and loud that he will vote for Charles W. Pool of Johnson county, th Burlington candidate. Mr. Shoemaker announces that he will vote for Mr. Pool on the .first ballot opposing the idea of ' even giving a complimentary vote to Billy 'Stoeoker. , J. A. OI1U far President. The leading candidate 'for president of the senate Is J. A. Ill of 'Ord. Frank Ransom did not say he would vot . for Mr. Ollis, but In the am sentence In which he said that he was net a candidate ho said that Mr. Ollls was. Henry C. Richmond of Omaha wants to bo clerk Cf the house and he says his can didacy Is progressing well and that he be lieves the Douglas county delegation win stand by him. Mr. Richmond wa formerly with the local democratic paper, later with a paper at Fremont, and during the cam paign was a secretary on the national com mute. He has ribbed up many of the democratic newspaper men In the state and Is making his campaign on the propo sition thnt the party owes something to the press and that he Is the logical re cipient of that recognition. Mr. Richmond has strong opposition In Trenmore Cone ot Baundfrs county. Mr. Cone was a member of the laat house, but was defeated for re-election. "NO, THANK YOU," SAYS ROGERS Boss Drmoortt, Decline to Accept Place In the City Coancll. As a post-Christmas gift to some twenty democrats living In the Twelfth ward, George Rogers, big chief In the Jlmocrat camp and boss ot all democrat In Omaha, announces that he will not ac cept the appointment as councilman from the Twelfth to succend Jeff W. Bedford, who will resign the first of the year when he take his seat on the Board of County Commissioners aa member from the Fifth district, to succeed W. O. Ur. . "I have been told I could have the coun cil position If I wanted It, and I certainly appreciate the honor," said Mr. Rogers. "But my business affairs v will not allo'V me to accept it, for I would cither have to neglect my business or neglect the- affair of the city, and I would not want to do either." "I believe that tho city pay the mem ber of the council enough to warrant thulr giving good service, but I am not in a post ton to give the city $125 worth of time a month. I want to see the city grow, am not fter anything politically, and when the city grows my business grows, and that Is sufficient satisfaction for me." The boss said he would not Intimate who ha would Ilka to see elected to the seat to be vacated next week, saying that he would leave that entirely to the member of the council. There are over twenty candidate, but four ara so far in th lead that the other are looked upon a also ran." These four are A. L. I.ln- dell, M. L. Knder, J. C. McCreary and Lester A. Thatcher. The meeting ot Tueaday evening will be tho last session Councilman Bedford will attend a a member. PART OF THE MAN MAY LIVE William Tappe, Partially Dlsmein. krred, Has ChRsce to Defeat Suicide Ballet. With half of hi face, the roof of hla mouth, one eye and particles of his brain shot away by the shotgun with which he tried to kill himself, William Tappe, who lived on a farm near Benson until he tried to commit suicide a wo-k ago Tuesday, ha chances of escaping death after all, accord ing to Dr. B. W. Hall, who attend htm. V have been awaiting symptom of lockjaw," aald Dr. Hall, "but Tappe seems to be In good health and I bellevo he may get over the matter and live with only hi disfigurement and the lose of vision to mar his complete enjoyment of life. His vitality 1 remarkable and the way ho ha hung on to Ufa after the terrible ordeal make me believe that the probability of his deith is becoming remote." A Fortaaate Texas. E. W. Qoodloe, Dallas, Tex., found a sur cure tor malaria and. biliousness In Dr. King's New Life P1U. 25a. For sale by Beaton Drug Co. ' Balldlaa: Permits. . W I i WU III ' 1 "tlll.HI streei. xmnie umfiiui, mi -uhi- 1 . L. ...... II.. . n .. . , - Drica veneer uwwi, e.ww. . j II .... E.U The "Kantstoop'' Shoulder Brace and Suspender EFFECTIVE. SIMPLE. The only br that braces. Positively care the habit ot stooping. produces tbat military effect so desired. Women's Girl Sad BOTS. all sixes .....fl.00 Men's, all sUes tl old only y the foUowta InImii tUEXS-MUQX DUG CO. g. m. Cora lta aad Faraaa SUeetai gol Hr-'"'" aad Distributers. C. 6E3ESICT CO- he. OAKXJUSBv OAXXrOBXXA. f"SMJMa.v' S BRIEF CITY NEWS Kav Boot Mat It. madelph r, gweboAa, Fufelio Aooonntaat. Uasbart, photographer, 18th A Far nam. Bowman, 117 N. II, Douglas shoe, $3. CO. 9m Bomrk for holiday candle and ci gar. $18 S. 16th. So!taM X.U Policies, sight drafts at maturity. H. D. Neely, manager, Omaha. Xp yoar saeasy as valuables In a safe deposit box la th American Safe De posit Vault In Th Be building, which la absolutely burglar and fireproof. Box rnt for only $4 a year or $1 a quarter. Yoar money and vnanrano paper proof safe deposit box In the American Safe Deposit valuta In the Bee bulld- ng. Boxea rent for only $4 a year, or only $1 a quarter. Ella Xh Xmsry to Speak en XtMcs Bllaa L. Emery will address the Omaha Philosophical society Sunday at S o'clock to., in Barlght hall. Nineteenth and Farnam streets, on "Ethics." Mrs. Msrtln Chrltnn at St Th funeral of Mr. Mertlne Chrtstensen, who died Tuesday, wa hold at the home,"14 Phelps street, at 1 o'clock Saturday after noon. Interment waa In Laurel Hilt ceme tery. ' Tralnload of Jtrw Auto Automoblla dealer ot Omaha claim tbey have a traln load ot low and medium priced machine ordered which will arrive In Omaha during the first sixty day of th New Year and they ar machine especially adapted for country use. '. - . XJttl Boy Flay Xoldnp Roy Guild, 11 year of ae, told Judg Eatella ha wa only playing holdup when he attacked a younger boy and hla s cr and took 90 cent away from them. ' He waa In Juvenile court Saturday morning, but hi parents, who live at 210 North Seventeenth street, paid back the money and he wa relaasej after a lecture from the court. Window Curtain BurnedThe residence of Deputy United State Marshal Joaeph II. Proctor at 3324 Rugglc street narrowly escaped destruction by fire Saturday morn ing through a lamp' explosion. Mr. Proctor, while making the morning fires, heard the explosion In the dining- room ' and a he entered fotmd the room full of flame. lhe destruction 'was confined to the' window curtain and a few rnlnor article's of house hold furniture. The damage will be about $00.' .... look Out for Take Collector Members of the association In Omaha have enmgad to care for delegates to the colored people' convention of the Interstate Literary Asso ciation of Kansas and the West next week and John Grant Pegg, chairman of the com mittee, says no one has been authorised to collect money for. entertainment purposes. Some soliciting has been done by unauthor ised parties and the chairman requests any who hav contributed to communicate with him and he will endeavor to refund th money. ALSE ALARM OF MURDER Report of Killing la Bank Car Tarn Oat to Be a Empty Yarn. No murder waa committed In connection with the reported robbing cf aeveral foreign railroad laborer shortly after I o'clock Sit urday morning at Fifteenth and O.ace atrects. A telephone message to the police station at that time stated that the occu pant of a railroad bunk car on the Mis souri Paclflo tracks occupied tjy a number of, laborer had been robbed by s ms men who killed one ot tho laborer and then made their' escape. A thorough Investigation by the police re vealed th fact that a man had teen hit over the head during a carousal among the laborer and several ou' alder, var.ously de clared to have been hoboes or negrce. It also said that th occupant of the car were robbed when the drinking and cai d playing party broke up Into a fight, but the police are not taking much stock In th atory, a nono of th laborer ha been lo cated and no report of th supposed rob bery has been made. Several detectives who worked on the case all ot Saturday morning failed to get any Information to corroborate the murder and robbery story that was telephoned to the police station at an early hour, and It la thought that th story originated from an ordinary debauch and fight that had no aerlou result. PRICE OF ARM AND LEG Salt Hreasht r Yosng Girl - Cpm promised by Union Paciae for Six Thaasand Dollar. To recompenae her a far a money can for having to go through life with only one arm and one leg, Prance Stodolny, 12 year of age, will receive $6,000 from the Union Pacific railroad. Judgment wa confessed by the railroad In district couit and was accepted by Henry Murphy, at torney for the girl. While ostensibly the Judgment wa for only $3,650, the actual amount received la $0,000, betide the expenses of treating the girl for eight months, at the hospital, which will amount to almost $1,000 more. The girl was th victim of a string of runaway car on the gravity switch track leading from Summit to the viaduct at Twenty-fourth street. She wa picking up coal along the track near Twenty-sixth and Martha streets November It, 1807. when the string ot cars running loose struck her nd severed her right arm near the shoulder and her right leg near the knee. She was In the hospital for eight months hovering between life and death, but finally recovered. She sued for $75,000, but the compromise was effected before the case came to trial. THREE MEN GET THIRTY CENTS Thou Reap Rich Harvest for Their Troable at Moldlaar l'p T we Mea. If all men were to get out of a gun play and ho'dup affuir a easily a did A. Whl; comb ot lOoe South Thirteenth struct and Jacob Llsshits of 1807 Mascn street jChriat maa night highwaymen would have to leave Omaha for more lucrative fields if opera tion. Three men, one of -whom flashed a re volver, held up Whitcomb and LUsh'.ta Fri day night at Thirteenth and Leavenworth streets under the railroad bridge thit crosses th street at that point, while th latter were on their way home. Only 10 cents, a pocketbook and1 a front door key were taken from Whitcomb aod 10 oenti and a pocketbook from the other man. Deacript on of th three men have baen furnished th police, who ar looking for them. It I aald th holdup trio boarded a street ear for South Omaha after th affair. MAN FOUND DEAD IN BED Eraeat RohlSes, a Painter, Die at Seath Thirteenth) Street Raasalasr Heaae. " Ernest Rohlflnc. a palntar. about U year old. was found dead In bed at a roomlnar house at 07 South Thirteenth tret by th proprietor Baturday morning at T o clok. Coroner Ileafey took chars of th body and will hold an Inaueat Monday morning to Investigate th case, a th man died rather unexpectedly. Ha ha a so working In Council PlirTf. grr""''- ia a school which does something inore than give a hoy thorough instruction. It does this, but it does a great deal more. Military training and exercise will give him a physique which will avail him all his life, Our ideal is to make our schoof a place where they build manly boys. A discipline is maintained that tend to develop character. The echool.; too, has about It an atmos-' ptaere that make manly, honorable boys. ' Our new fireproof building will relieve any anxiety about your boy If he I t our school. The location I most healthful. You want your boy to be safe, comfortable and contented, aa well aa to receive uch thor ough Instruction and discipline a will make him a well educated, well trained, manly young fellow. Winter Term Opens January SO. Boys entering at this time receive personal and Individual attention. If this Is your Idea of the education and training you wish your boy to receive, write to me for full particulars. Address. HARRY N. RUSSELL, Head Master, Kearney Neb. SANTA TRADE LARGEST YET Retail Business Surpasses All Records for Local Merchants. RANGE OF PRICES LOWER, TOO Os Store Averages Forty-Five Tboa . sand Dollars Worth of Baslnes a '' Day for Three Weeks Pre cedlasjc Christmas. Not until the day after Christmas did the business man of Omaha realise what Santa Claus had done for them. With lower prices than ever for almost all the staple lines of holiday good, par ticularly those carried by the bis dry good a and department stores, merchants probably have broken all records for business. Here are throe ot fifty-seven reasons why the business has been ood: One store averaged almost 145,000 per day for three weeks. One extensive dealer In postal cards sold 500,000 ot the little modest Holiday remem brances. One traveling; man put orders for January delivery amounting: to $16,00) on th desk of the .sale manager Thuraday evening, A a result of the actual buying; many of the largest stores have stock "damaged by prosperity" and the experience ot one (hop per Thursday evening at a big department store gives some idea of the actual condi tions. Thl woman wanted a box of men' handkerchief and h took half a doten linen handkerchiefs which wr not good a th ones she wanted becauae tho beat one wore all gone. In a South Sixteenth street store a man wanted two pairs of the same kind and is of short kid gloves and finally ac cepted two . shade. In the Line ot Book. Whole line of book were so well sorted out that It was scarcely possible to name your book and be able to get It without compelling the clerk to substitute another taand of literature. This frequently re sulted in book buyers getting something by Jack London Instead of by John Qreenleaf Whlttler, and they accepted J. Herbert Quick for Sir Walter Scott, though there is nothing similar in their writings. As Elbert Hubbard does not sell hi work through the book store, he escaped be ing substituted for Richard Harding- Davis or the author of ' Widow in Name Only." But such wa the experience of the re tailers, and the postal card houses did a business which shows how the fad is growing and when they opened to sell New Year cards Saturday morning thoy had a short assortment of cards. It Is said that no less than 8,000,000 postal card wera old for the holiday, either direct or on order from Omaha houses. Th whole saler handling the line have no Idea a yet of the extent of their business. CORN SHOW BOOKS CLOSING i. Wllke Jane Mors Shortly to Idaho, Where He and Holden Have Farm. J. Wilkes Jones, general manager of th National Corn exposition, left Mon day for Des Moines and Ames, accom panied by Mrs. Jones, where he will spend several days. Later Mr. Jones will return to Omaha and go to Twin Falls, Idaho, Where, with Prof. P. Q. Holden, he own a large tract of land which the two Ames 'book farmer" are improving. Mr. Jones will return to Omaha long enough to meet with the director to close up finally the business of the flrBt Na tional Corn expoaltion held In Omaha. W. A. Palaley, tho assistant manager, is working with a force closing up the entry and award books, and will leave for his home in Missouri the laat of the week. ' Miss Jessica Besack will close up her work this week and leave Thuraday or Friday for her home In Newton and after the first of the year will take a number ot studies at Amea and do some special work for publications with which she 1 to be connected. The Corn show offices are now In ,60$ Bee building and Secretary T. F. Sturgess is in active charge of all business. RECORD REGISTERED MAIL Heaviest Ever Received at Christ mas Time by th Omaha Postofloe. The heaviest registered mall ever received at the Omaha poatoftlce came in Chrlatma and the night preceding, with additional arrivals during Saturday. Almost all th available store room In the registry depart ment 1 crowded with the mall, but It was bcinb deliver to caller with rapltlty and till the pile did not seem to diminish very seriously. In view of th heavy registered mall arriving Baturday and to arrive Saturday night, th reglatry department will bo kept open from I o'clock Sunday morning until 3 o'clock In the afternoon to accomodate the public. TWO YOUTHS CAUGHT IN ACT Pair ot Yoaast Mea Try to Sell Horse aad Biftr for Fifty Dollars. ' Arrested at Waterloo while trying to dispose of a horse and buggy for 160. two young men will b brought back to Omaha to explain how they happened to hsv the . team. One of th men glvts the name of Bert Wllllby and his resi dence as 1712 California street, but the other refused to give his name to Con stable Campbell who arrested him. It is charged they hired the outfit Friday even ing at the Douglas Btreet barn, run by Jack Pries. NO PLACE ' FOR IDLERS Method of Solvlna; the Problem ot the I'nemployed In S wits- erlaad. ' In Switzerland there I a strong feeling that any man who is out ot work must be helped to find work, and this not so much for hi own sake to guard against his being a cause of expense to It Inatead ot being a source of Income. There la, however, an equally atrong feeling' that when the work 1 found the man must. If necessary, for hla own sake a well a the Bake of the community, be mad to do It; to do it well, too. Practically everything In Swltaerland, while It I held to be th duty of the authorities to stand by the genuine work seeker and help htm. It Is held to be their duty also to mete out punishment to the work shirker and force him to earn hla dally bread before he eats It. No toleration I shown to the loafer, for hi I regarded as one who wishes to prey on his fellows and take money out of the common purse while putting none into It. On the other hand, what can be dona Is done, and gladly, to guard decent men from all danger, of becoming loafers through mischance or misfortune. In thla country a man may deliberately throw up one job and without ever mak ing any effort to find another remain for month In the rank of the unemployed, steadily deteriorating all the tlm Into an unemployable. Meanwhile no on haa th right to say him yea or nay unless h ap plies for poor relief. ' In Bwltserland, however. It 1 otherwise. There Is no resorting to work house a to hotel there; no wandering around the countryside extorting alma while pretend ing to look for work. For bogging Is a crime and so I vagrancy; and In some cantons the police receive special fee for every beggar or vagrant they arrest. If a mun Is out of work there he must try to find work, for it he doe not the authorities of the district where he ha a settlement will find it for him, and of a kind perhaps not at all to his taste tiring and badly paid. He cannot refuso to do It, tor If he does he may be packed off straight to a penal workhouse, an Institution where military discipline prevails and where every Inmate Is made to work to the full extent ot his strength, receiving In return board and lodging with wages of from a penny to threepence a day. . When once he i there, there he must tay until th authorities decree that he shall depart; for as a penal workhouse is practically a prison he cannot take his own discharge, and the police are always on the alert to prevent hi running away. No matter how long hi sojourn last, however, It does not cost the community a single penny; for In Switzerland these penal In stitutions are self-supporting. Some of them, indeed, are said to be a regular source of Income to the canton to which they belong. There I no classing of the unemployed by caaualty or misfortune with th unem ployed by lasinea or misconduct there; no meting out to them of the sam measure. On th contrary, considerable trouble is taken to distinguish between the two classes, so that each may be dealt with according to it merits. Th man who is out of work through his own fult and be cauae he doe not wlnh to be in work is treated as a criminal and sent a a pris oner to a penal Institution; while the man who i out of work In spit of his earnest endeavor to be in work is helped without being subjected to humiliation. It is much more . eaay there, however, than' It Is here, it must be admitted, to distinguish between unemployed and un employed; as there every working man lias his papers, 1. e,, doou merits which are given to him by the authorties of the district where he haa hi settlement and which contain full Information aa to where and by whom he has been employed In the course ot his life. Then relief in kind stations, I. e.. casual wards organised on philanthropic lines, are now maintained In every part of industrial Switzerland for the exclusive use of the respectable unemployed, and drunkards, criminals and loafers are never allowed to weakest orgsn. If ther is weakness of stomach, liver or lungs, ther is weak link in th chain of li( which may snap at any tiro. Often this so-called "weakness" is csusad by lack of nutrition, th result of weakness or discos of th stomaob and other organs of digestion aod nutrition. Diseases ad weaknesses of th stomach and it allied organ ar cured by th us of Ur. PiarcV Golden Medioal Discovery. When th weak or diseased stomach i cured, disease of other organ which tttm remote from th stomach but which bav their origin ia a diseased conditio of th stomach and other organ ot digestion and utrition, r cured also. Tt0 Um4 mmm v mtntmg ifcmscs. Tmka fh r rrioas '? "Dlncov ry" mmt yt May Ar m sffoatf toni mck mm m mtrmmg mmdr. Oivxn A wat. Dr. Pierce's Common Sens Medical Adviser, new revised Edition, is tent fr on receipt of stamps to psy expense of mailing mly. Send 21 ooe-ccnt stamp for the book in paper overs, or 31 stamp for th cloth-bound vol- Addr Ur. K. V. firo, Buffalo, N. Y. cross the threshold of these place. ' N one 1 admitted to a Bwlss relief in kind station unless his paper show that h has been in regular work within th pre- ' vlous three month and out ot work at least five days; unless they show also that neither the police nor his own district authorities have any reason for looking on him askance. He who Is admitted, how ever, Is made welcome and la treated with consideration a a respectable man whom misfortune has befallen. Let men relax their effort and show algns of a willingness to remain without It and they are at once thrown on their own resources. The police, who ar In cloa co-operation with tho tatlon official, always keep a sharp watch on th unem ployed, especially on such as are sojourn ing In these refuges, and If thoy find them refusing work when It Is offered, under reasonablo condition or accepting It and losing through careleasness, laalness or any other fault of their own, or lounging by the wayside or In publio house In stead of betaking themselves where they have been told ther I a chance ot a job the fact Is reported, with the result that there 1 mad on their paper a not which, prevent their ever ' again crossing th threshold of any station. At the end ot three month from th day they leave) work they forfeit In any case their right to go to any station, aa by th law thai prevail In these Institution It la only ( men wno nave Deen in regular employment during the previous three month who ar eligible to admission. Nineteenth Century. PEDDLERS' PLAGUE IN KANSAS Warm Words from an Editor wltht Cash Prise to , , X.leklnr. , f ' u'l'M Th esteemed western spirit hlna brightly and bristles with native vigor la th remarks of the editor of th Western Spirit of Paola, . Kan., a follow: All sort of piker have been scouring Miami county for a week or m. It I unusual to see these fakers so numerous In a lean year. It was thought that our short crops would relieve thl part of Kansas from th peddlers who make their living by th gam of grab. But thl week It seems a though all of th smooth-tongued and Uck-flngered gentry had held a convention. Every sort of graft ha been attempted or pulled off- the advertising graft, th wagon jack graft, the book graft, the picture enlarging graft, the stock company graft, and a ttmbar-. growing graft. On gang- of fellow who have operatad) for several week her have cleaned up! 13,000 by selling a oomhlnatlon wagon-jackoi wlre-atretcher dnvloe. This Invention I a good seller, but that' all. It remind u ot the tree-trimmer, which 6me grafter palmed off on our people hero thirteen year ago for tt.60 apiece. Not on In doien of these tree-trimmer were used at ter being purchased. Then, In addition to elllnT thl comblna. tlon wagon jack and wire atrstohsr, th feU low behind It ar selling 1316 worth of blue sky to every man that they can Induce to buy It. Of course, they don't denominate it blue iky nor county right. They evade the law of fraud by calling it their "(hare ot profit." A ranker fake wa never turned loose in this county since th day of th "Sunbeam" cultivator raoket, the spring tooth harrow and the like. The faker who old suit of clothing hers about a year ago and robbed every patron, Tight, left and Ix, were good Samaritan, compared to th adroit tricksters who are operating th latest strong-arm trick. How long will people allow themstlv. to be gulled? Surely there ha been enough! said in this county to warn and fortify th) people against the peddler, th promoter and the faker who ar always seeking; to 1 get something for nothing-. Yst, It seems that an artful peddler can still win. How-J ever, The Western Spirit, renews It prise offer. It wljl give f JO In gold to the man op woman who whips a peddler. This licking must be done according to Hoylo and don thoroughly. The peddler muat be pounded up or crippled so he can't operate any mora In this county. No slight skinning of th noso will go. The faker must be laid out and If the beating should be so severe that It finally end hla grafting operation, then, all the better. If he dies, really dies, . and is dead, dead clean through, then Tho Weatern Spirit will, at it own expense,! erect a monument In the Potter' corner' of the cemetery where he Is buried with, this inscription: (' 1 Earth has one peddler less; Hell, one peddler moie. ' Each ol th ohit or gan ot the body , .link in th Chain el Life. A chain i no troofar than it wakett link, th body no stronger tbsn it many had nvr vn seen." I