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THE BEE: OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1013.
Nebraska j STATE BOARDFIRES THOMAS Head of Xearney Normal Ordered to Leave This "Week. HE DECLINES TO RESIGN JOB Superintendent of Edncatlonnl Itmtl tntlon Since Its Stnxt Declares lie is Victim of Peronil Hatred. Nebraska He said the educational Interests of the state have passed Into the control of a clove corporation. He added that no charge of any kind had been made against Mr. Thomaa and that he had not been given anr notice that such action was contemplated. (From a 8taff Correspondent) LINCOLN. Oct. 21. .(Special Telegram.) -The State Board of Education yesterday summarily dismissed Superintendent A. O. Thomaa of the Kearney Normal school, ordering him to leave the place he has held for nine years next Saturday, Octo ber IS. The board gave Mr. Thomas a chance to send In his resignation, but he declined. holding that the action taken was the re sult of personal spite against him and idthout Just cause. Tho resolution calling for the official decapitation of the superintendent reads "for the best results to the normal schools f Nebraska." The board will place M. I. Bnodgraas, present dean of the school, In charge temporarily next week until a new head can be chosen. Hotv Ther Voted. Those who voted for the removal of Mr. Thomas are: II. II. Vlele. chairman of the board, Grand Island; A. I C&vtness, Falrbury; Thomas J. Majors of Peru, J. 13. DelreJl, state superinten dent of public instruction. Those voting with tr. Thomas were State Treasurer W. A. George, J. J. Fuller of Broken Bow and J. R. Gettys. The change of State - Superintendent Detzell to the opposition Is said to have brought on the action of the board, the determination to dismiss Dr. Thomas having been a subject of board politics tor, some time. Action taken, by the normal board today was done secretly, the meeting not being generally known and the results not be ing given out through the usual chan nels. It Is said that a recent statement of "Dr. Thomas, In which an element In state school politics represented strongly on the Board of Education, was crltclzed for opposition to him In securing a posi tion as president of the ' University of Arkansas brought matters that hail long benoetidlnc to a head. i Calls It Personal Hatter. KEARNEY, Neb., Oct 2L (Special Tel egram.) Superintendent A. O. Thomaa ar rived last night In Kcarnoy, bringing the news of his dismissal as head of the tchool he has served for nine years. "1 attribute the board's action to poll tics," said lie. The Kearney school is la. good condition and there Is no reason for, this action that I know of unless It be a personal one. I had reason 'to ex pect, the enmity of Member Cavlnesa and knew when he was appointed to the board that ho would be opposed to me, but had some reason to expeot a square deal from the rest of the board. "Nothing but praise should be spoken for ths friends of the Kearney Normal school, which has .made, long strides since its establishment. I feel that tho school's Interest is first' and hope-that it will continue to advance with the growth of the wonderful territory' it serves." Previous to his election as head of the Kearney school. Dr. Thomas was for four years superintendent of tho Kearney pub lic schools. KEARNEY REBELS AT ACTION (Continued from Page One.) school, he stated that every man has his own troubles to bear and must fight his own battles, and, urges the student body to use great discretion, before taking any action that would In any manner put a black mark against a sohool held In suoh high esteem by the people of the entire state. President Thomas said: "I thjnk the board has acted with un due haste In' creating a vacancy, because four days Is not sufficient time in which to-check up the books and, make an In ventory of the state's property. I am confident that the institution will be found In good shape. The school Is snaking progress. It has a magnificent student body, earnest, loyal and finely self-disciplined.. The faculty Is a body of unusual strength and does magnificent team work. I do not fear' that'thn stu dents will do anything- for which I will need to apologise. The school Is bound to go forward. I appreciate the extreme loyalty of the community and the ex pressions of confidence on the part of the students, faculty and community, Is of muck comfort. "I have been so busy building an in stitution that I have not had time to work politics to checkmate my enemies. No man and no set of men can set up their Interests against those of the school, hence any Interest is entirely over shadowed by the Interests of the school. This is a time for action, not a time for regret" State Treasurer George in an interview this morning denounced the action of the removal of Prof. Thomas as an outrage. NOnMAL BOARD UNDER FIRE Action In Dismissing Dr. Thomas Creates Much Comment. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. Oct Jl.-(Special.)-The action of the State Board of Education in removing. Dr. A. O. Thomas as principal ot'the Kearney Normal school last night is the main topic of conversation around tho state house today. As a general thing there Is considerable Criticism of tho board for its action in disposing of Dr. Thomas in a meeting held on the quiet, and declare It an Indication that the board was ashamed of what It was about to do. ' Superintendent Thomas has always fought tho "ring" in state educational circles and It is generally understood that the "ring" as Dr. Thomas termed It, was tlrpd of' having to meet the scraps put up by the superintendent In fact one member of the board Is known to have said after the meeting that they were tired of the fight Dr. Thomas has put up to get elected president of the Teachers' association and to become a member of the Schoolmasters' club, which is understood to be the political machine of the educators of the state, and pro liosed to end It Dr. Thomas has been superintendent of the Kearney Normal school for nine rears. He is one of the heads of a state institution what has declared that he would not create a deficiency In his state institution. In talking with a Bee representative last winter during the session of the legislature Dr. Thomas said, "I always figure ahead at the Kearney Normal and when I see that I am liable to run short on my ppropriatlon I cut out things that we really need in order to keep within our appropriation. I will not create a deficiency In my institution and come before the legislature asking them to ap propriate money to fix It up." Outcome of Other SFiirlit. It is said that the removal of Dr. Thomaa is the outcome of the fight a few years ago when Principal Crabtree was removed from the Peru Normal school against the wishes and demands of Colonel T. J. Majors, who recently was appointed to the normal board by Governor Morehead and who voted last night to remove Thomas from the Kearney school. At thattime Dr. Thomas took considerable Interest In the matter and was present at the meeting of the board at the time Crab tree was let out. and It Is Bald was aomewlvat pleased with the action of tho board. A short time afterwards Dr. Thomas was considers as head of the Arkansas university, but lost out Dr. Thomas claims that letters written to the Arkan sas board of regents by Orabtree, F. M. Hunter, now superintendent of the Lincoln schools, and others wero respon sible for the action of the Arkansas board In not hiring Dr. Thomas. A short time . ago It was rumored that Dr. Thomas was to beggln action for damages against the alleged letter writers. out so far aa known the suit got no further than the rumor stage. Majors Not Feeling; Bad. "When asked about the removal this morning Colonel Majors said that as the Junior member of the board he felt that he could take little part In the contro versy and told the board that it was up, to them. "Of course I voted," said the, colonel, while a twinkle In his eye showed that he was not feeling very badly over tho result of the ivote. Dean M. R. Snod grass has been placed In charge of the kearney school pending other arrangements and R. C. King, in speotor of rural schools, in the office of (State Superintendent Delzell, will go to Kearney aa registrar and business man ager of the Institution. Free from Catarrh Mr. been five Ing. was M&MsO.Addatca JotTi O At kinson, No. 1SS9 North Emporia Ave., Wichita, Kan., write under date of January 10. 1879; "I wrote tou about my case of catarrh, which had of twenty- years stand -At times I almost past going. 1 com menced to use Pe runa, according to your Instructions and continued Its use for about a year, and it has completely cured me. Your remedies dq alt that you claim for them and-even more. Ca tarrh cannot exist where Peruna, Is taken according to directions." (See "Ills of Life," sent free by the Peruna Co.. Co lumbus. Ohio.) In a later letter dated January 1, 1900, Mr. Atkinson says, after ftvo year ex perience with Peruna: "I will ever con tinue to speak a good word for Peruna. In my rounds as a traveling man I am a walking advertisement for Peruna, and have induced many people during the past year to use Peruna with the most satisfactory results I am still free from catarrh." Those who object to liquid medicines can now procure Peruna Tablets. FORMER CHADRON MINISTER PAYS VISIT TO OLD HOME CIIADRON. Neb., Oct. 21.-Speclal.)-Rev. Gregory J. Powell, superintendent of missions of Montana, of Billings, made a brief visit In Chadron, leaving Monday for a convention of Congrega tional churches, which convenes at Kan sas City the Sid Inst. Rev. Mr. Powell waa one of the foun dation builders of Chadron. and many visible effects of his good work remain. He gave an address, chiefly of reminis cences of early life, in the First Con gregational church Sunday. Among other things, he told of the starting by Mrs. James C Dahlman, Mr. O'LInn, Mrs. Hayward, with himself anf some other "mere men" of what is now the public library, and Oie Chadron academy, with Rev, Mr. Bros and others, declaring that this latter had always kept the literary spirit so strong in Chadron that It had caused the State normal to come. Chadron, he said, started with the sons of seventeen ministers, among whom was its present mayor, Allen G. Fisher, and himself. Rev. Mr. Powell left here twenty-one years ago. He was pastor of a Con gregational church in. Omaha for many years afterward. The various mates of pianos for the great cooperative sale have been selected by Mr. J. Robinson and upon arrival are being tested and inspected by Prof. Jean Gilbert Jones 4fe This Co-operative plan of buying a piano gives you a etiance to "back out" You can aet your money back -isr wr ssy BamMrBBSBBSBsa iMHHHaaaBmB naanBaanaamaMBi TKTE HAVE already told you of the merit Y v of these pianos. To this Mr. Orkin has added his personal statement as to their value. We have also printed Prof. Jones letter, showing that he would personally inspect ' each and every piano sold on this plan, as they come on our floors. And yesterday, we , told m fullest manner of the ironclad, five year guarantee, which is one of the strong protective features of this sale. But all these things interest you only in case you keep the piano longer than one year. Today we tell you that within thirty days irom the day you purchase your piano you can "BACK OUT." In other words you can get your money hack. You need not keep the piano if you don't wish even after you have had it delivered to your home. You have one whole month from the day you get your piano to keep it in your home and give it a thorough ttf al. If the piano is unsatisfactory; if you are dissatisfied for any reason, or, if you merely want to "back out" of the proposition, you can have your money back. There will be no questions asked. No quibbling or haggling. No trying -to get you to take some other instrument instead but simply go to the cashier and get your money back and tell him to send and get the piano. This is the supreme tet of our confidence1 in this piano. " v This plan applies to PLAYER-PIANOS exactly as it does to pianos fmWTSSjr, -b. m.'.N'V 77&KB from Fair bury. FAIRBURT, Neb., Oct. 2t (Special.) Walter Brandt has returned to Des Moines, after a visit with Falrbury friends. He was formerly employed In the Rock Island offices at this place. George Duncan, a Nebraska division conductor, is off on a vacation and la sojourning in Alberta, Canada. Jacob King Is the new claim adjuster on the Rock Island at this point He succeeds W, B. Hart, who resigned and i left for Montreal, Canada, to take a position as claim agent with a Canadian j railroad. Mr. King Is off of the 'Frisco railroad. W. C. Cavanagh has resumed work as chief dispatcher after spending a two weeks' vacation. He visited with rela tives In Illinois and Michigan. Fred Fel don was acting chief dispatcher in hU . absnco. S. E. Mueller, ex-general foreman of the locomotive shops at this place, has been appointed as a master mechanic on I the Union Pacific. Division Superintendent A. W. Kelso ntMMw1 (iv.p "taf.lv nMif . ,j I f " - - - " J . IIIWV.UK Ml Falrbury today, which waa attended by employes representing every class of serv ice on the Nebraska division. A large -number of employes and local officials were also In attendance. Theso meetings for the last year were held in the su perintendent'a office on the public square; in the future they will be held in the " He who whispers' etCe In Minneapolis, tho largest men's clothier In the city prints a small line at the bottom of. his ad-"your money back." He is a good advertiser fre quently running half and even -whole page advertisements with thiB ex ception: He lnvarlbly runs this one of the most important lines in his whole ad in what is known as uon pariel type, like this: "Tour Money Btck." Now with us we scream It out. We megaphone It "You caa get your mosey back." This big, open hand, showing money loose, is Intended to also picture to your mind that your money will be given back Just as freely as it was taken, it for any reason, within a thirty days' trial, you want it back. We know the thIho of these pianos. We know their merits. We not only know how they will please for thirty days but we know that they will re tain their qualities for ten, twelve and fifteen years and weas well as the manufacturers who are associ ated with us in this sale, consider that the offer to refund your money. Is the best evidence on our part of the faith we have in our proposition. One Hundred, player-pianos will also be sold oa the co-oporativo plan. ' The usual price of theso playor-planoa is flvo hundrod and fifty dollars each. The co-operative price will be three hundred and nlnoty-flvo dollars, with NO INTEREST to' be addod. The player-piano will also bo delivered immediately upon tho payment of five dollars. The payments will be two dollars a wook giving you one hundred and nlnety-fivo weeks' time in which to make your payments the same as on the piano. The samo uncondi tional guaranteo that is glvon pn tho piano is given on tho playor-plano. You can also get your monoy back at any tlmo within thirty days. You get tho same privilege of exchanging within a year, as that given on tho piano. All of the unpaid balancos will be voluntarily cancelled in ovent of death. An arrangement will be made with each purchaser whereby he secures one year's use of our player music library. An arrangement will be made with each purchaser whereby new player rolls can be procured at a special discount of 20 from tho catalogue price. We attribute the success of our Player Department largely to the fact that we have been careful to select only such Player-Planon that would not only give satisfaction to the purchaser, but that would lend prestige to this department of our bus lness. We believe that we have sold more player-pla nos than any other piano concern in this seotton of the country, and In this great Co-operutlve Sale we have been careful to select only such Player- Pianos that can be sold upon, not only tho manufacturers guarantee, but OUR GUAivAN tisis. All of the features of the co operative plan are carried out In offering the player- . pianos, with the stnglo exception that the terms on ttie piayer-pianos are iY" ao A column giving the whole proposition in brief paragraphs FffSt. You got n piano which is worth and soils regularly at throo hundred and fifty dollars, for two hundrod and forty olght dollars and Boventy-flvo cents, saving you at the outset one hundrod and ono dol lars and twonty-flvo cants. Second. When you finish paying for your piano, It bought in the usual way, you still owo from twonty-flvo to thlrty-fivo dollars interest. Through this co-operative plan, when you have paid your two hun dred and forty-eight dollars and sevonty flvo conts, yoH havo finished paying. There are no fHrtner payments to bo made, either on account of interest or for any other reason. Third. InBtoad of paying twenty to twonty-flvo dollars as a first payment and, ten, twelve or flftoen dollars a month as you will in a rogular way, during this co operative salo you pay but five dollars to Join in this assoclato movement then but ono dollar and twonty-flvo cents a week. Fourth. You get tho strpngest guaran teo ovor put on a piano; a Joint guaranteo signed by tho manufacturers and ourselves, giving you protection for iflvo years that is as safo as a government bond. Flftlu You got the prlvilogo of return ing your piano at tbe ond of a thirty days' . trial and gottlng your money back. Sixth Within one year from the day you got your piano, through this co-opera-tlro plan, you may exchange it for any ra son whatever, without so much as a penny's loss. Seventh. All payments remaining un paid are voluntarily cancelled In event of your death thus leaving the piano free of encumbranco to your 'family. Eighth. YoU get through this co-operative plan ah opportunity to earn cash divi dends for each and every weeks' time the life' of the co-operative agreement of one" hundred and ninety-five weeks Is shortened. Through this privilege It Is possible tor you to earn cash dividends, amounting in all to tweaty Bis dollars and twenty-five ousts. Ninth. You are given opportunity to secure others to co-operate in this plan. This still further reduces the cost of yeur Instru ment. Tenth. Under this plan, a piano stool tq match the piano, a late style scarf and deliv ery within ons hundred and fifty miles of Omaha are included without adding any fur ther expense to the two hundred and forty eight dollars and seventytflve cents. dollars a week Instead of as on the piano one dollar and twenty-five cents a week m Cut this coupon off, and mall tonight Messrs. Without obligation on my part, mall photo graphs and description of pianos and player pianos being sold on your co-operative plan to Name Street and No. City I a- 1 1 Copyright. 1912, by Stone ft McCarrick, Inc ' ' g Rock Island yards so that all classes of employes can attend the same. Fred Schloesser left for Kansas City to visit a week with friends and relatives. Mr. Schloesser Is a foreman In the Rock Island shops at this place. Claim Adjuster D. II. Stlers left for Colorado Bprlngs, after spending a week In till city looking after a number of Nebraska division cases. He was suc ceeded by Jacob King, who has been ap pointed claim adjuster at this point f Doctor Caasjkt Under Xmto. RAVENNA, Jeb., Oct. 2L-rSpeclel.) Dr. George Buol was slightly injured Sun day evening by the overturning of his automobile. He was about a mile east of the city, running at a high speed, when the machine struck some loose sand, swerved around and turned over. The doctor was pinned fast under the machine in a decidedly uncomfortable po sition and was unable to move, and but for the timely arrival of another ma chine, driven by Dr. Penn, might have been Injured worse than he was. Dr. Penn was obliged to call for help be fore he was able to move the machine so Dr. Buol could be removed. pany's employment on the section force and was on duty -at the time. He leaves a widow and four children. Section Worker KiMd. GRAND ISLAND. Neb.. Oct 21. (Spe clal Telgram.)-rHenry Stroh, aged , waa struck and instantly kilted by a string of cars that were being switched in the local yards of the Union Pacific this afternoon. He was In tbe com- Xerra Notes of Chadron. CHADRON, Neb., Oct 21 (Special Tel egram.) Farmers are finishing their third and a few their fourth cutting of alfalfa for the year. They are finding- It hard to get enough help to dig potatoes. One man who had contracted to sell 1,200 bush els Is having parties notified to buy else where if they can get them before frost comes. However, the weather, though oold, has not frozen the ground for any depth as yet The new water dam and new cement crossings are about completed and have given the most needed Improvements of the year. Congresaan Klnkald is find ing It hard work to Induce Uncle Sam to put in his sidewalks around the lots for the federal building before building. The architect says be will not be ready for over a .year. Caa ah t a Mad Cold. "Last winter my son caught a very bad oold and the way he coughed was some thing dreadful," writes Mrs. Sarah E. Duncan of Tipton, la. "We thought sure he was going into consumption. We bought Just one bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and that one bottle stopped his cough and cured his cold completely." For sale by all druggists. Advertisement. Key to the Sltuation-Bte Advertising. . 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