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Des Moines Daily News (Newspaper) - March 12, 1909, Des Moines, Iowa T1IK DKS MOINKS NEWS FRIDAY MARCH 12 The Pearl Necklace THE GREEK LAW OF FINDERS AND KEEPERS And the Poor Street Sweeper JOHN SATIS AXD THE NECKLACE Special Correspondence OMAHA Neb March Savls a Greek laborer was sweeping off the sidewalk in front of the Knick erbocker hotel New York last No vember when something rattled and sparkled under his broom He picked it up It was a necklace of 63 white It Greek custom that the finder any lost article shall be entitled to onehalf of its value Also that tbe finder isnt supposed to put him gelf out hunting the owner o Sftvis kept the necklace watched tbe Lost and Found columns and waited Finally after two weeks when hun ger and cold and poverty pressed him like a lord the rest of his days Rut he didnt know Besides he was honest If they say I stole these I will cut my throat he says I kept them for the owner I didnt know they were worth much Do you suppose I would have let myself starve in this country if I had Falling to get a job in Omnha Sa Situation Is No Better Than When Cleveland Was Forced to Issue Bonds to Get Money TAX ON WHISKEY RAISED Tax on Bank Checks and Prop erty Transfers Promised by Ways and Means Committee lly Vnlted Press D C March taxes and an Issue ot bonds are promised to give developments iu gov ernment finances Information comes from high source hat the treasury is in no better shape than when President Cleveland was obligedto make a bond issue in order o meet the current expenses The louse ways and means committee has ledded to add most of the war taxes of 1SOS and some new ones iu the tariff bill and it seems doubtful whether the additional revenues pro vided will meet the needs of the gov ernment An existing law authorizes an issue of S3SOCO000 worth of Panama canal muds and also an issue of certificates f 3 per cent nterest The use of these privileges were un necessary illiring the war During the panic of 1007 there were a number of certificates that were is closer than usnal he cut off one of j over the country were searching a vis was driven to try to dispose of I sued however another of tbe pretty stones he hud In efforts to supply the government found He thought he was entitled revenue the wavs aiid means commit to half of them The jeweler to whom he offered it Albert Edholm looked at it carefully It looked like one of the Heinz pearls for which police aud detectives all the stones aad sold it to a pawnbroker for Then he went on sweeping sidewalks Two weeks ago he came to Omiha on the here chance of a job The necklace which John Savis car ried under his ragged shirt was worth close to The white stones were pearls the rarest and finest The stone he sold was a diamond a per fect specimen weighing one carat Savis could have turned the jewels into gold anywhere and sailed for ms native laud where he could have lived large reward being offered Keeping Savis talking Edholm sent for the police The Greek sidewalk sweeper was arrested Under that ragged shirt were the rest of that beautiful necklace of pearls close to worth I didnt know Savls will give didnt know The jewels are believed to belong to Mrs Otto Heinz of New York who lost hers at the Knickerbocker hotel on Nov 23 of last year Is the only answer at the station I MIES RESIGN ERUPT Pharmacy Commission Its Al leged Drew Per Diem Whether Worked or Not Insisting upon the resignation of Joseph Goss of Atlantic member of the state pharmacy commission GovJIr Eaton ater flea an ta UK commissioners to return the state to take notice and warning Goss is charged with returning SrvSof 4e commisson bee practically all the days ot the year to jhg the state as amember of the macy commission his latest act being membership on the coinmis to return charges for work which Mr Carroll thought had been performed The last biennial report of the mem by another member of the con mis B commission bears out the H B Eaton ot Shenamloah statcment M Eat ft CONGENIAL WORK And Strength to Perform It A person in good health is likely to have a genial disposition ambition Knd enjoy work On the other hantl if the digestive organs have been upset by wrong food work becomes drudgery Until recently writes a Washing ton girl I was a railroad stenograph er which means full work every day Like many other girls alone in a large city I lived at a boarding house For breakfast it was mush greasy meat soggy cakes black coffee etc After a few mouths of this diet I used to feel sleepy and heavy in the mornings My work seemed a ter rible effort and I thought the work was to arduous At home I had heard my father The last biennial report of the mem bers of the commission bears out the statement of Mr Eaton the report of the per diem of the members follaw ig J S Goss salary 619 days at 3005 Fred Russell salary 021 days at S5 B 7 Keltz salary 023 days at Su Iiir pppnk oC a young fellow who went long distances in the cold on Grape Nuts and cream and no tiling more for breakfast I toiiLluded if it would tide him over a mornings work it might help LEAVES THF RPWPTT on ray way home one night I DCili iiU1 so on my way home one night I bought a package ami next morning I liiul JnipeXuts and milk for lireak fast 1 stuck to GriiiwNutP and in less thin two weeks 1 notiecd impruvo ment I cant just tell how well 1 felt but t remember I used to walk tUi1 V2 lilncUs to ImsuHPS auU Umw how good it was simply 1o live As to my workwell did yon ever Ol lwung oemnse of fl feel the delight of having congenial ancy in her testimony her iml HII h In HI ji rk and tin1 strength to perform it Thats how I fell 1 truly believe theres life and vigor in every grain Xani frock Wcllvi Itencl Tin lioiid n Theres Kver read Mie above letter A now one apitcats from tinio to time Tlioy arc genuine true and full of liunmu interest AWAKES TO FIND WOODEN LEGS AFIRE SAX FRANCISCO Mnrch A special from San Jose states tbat when George Campbell of i Sunnyvale was rudely awakened by the members of the fire depart ment of that place he discovered that both his wooden legs TVere merrily blazing Campbell was sleeping iu the American hotel when a fire broke out His life was probably saved by the daugh ter of the proprietor who discov ered tbe blaze and ran in her night clothes to warn the fire depart ment in the ause of that most of them had to help in their stores because STEAMER BURNED NO ONE INJURED QUBBSRTOWX Mil Marcll The Chesapeake Bay steamer Love Point was burned late last night Xo lives were lost but one employe was forced to jump overboard The cause of the lire is unknown All of the passengers had sne ashore and all the freight was discharged The Iove Point was used as the ferry between Baltimore and Love Virginia Kailroad company TO BE ft WITNESS Judge Directs Himself to Ans wer Questions of Counsel ARHKVIILE X C March 32 Finding that their client In a damage suit against the Southern railroad on trial before Judge Ferguson was in lunger of losing because of a disercp r called the judge as a witness Counsel for the railroad objected that the judge was not competent to rule on his own testimony as wit on ins own testimony as wit chon by Iostum Co Buttle ness bill he look the stand AS Judge illl ItOai TllO liOilfl JO rillfVl Ollt Illn dltf nimntinn i t to he ruled out the first question put to a him but later directed himself to an swer and went through a crossexam ination at the hands of railway coun sel His evidence was valuable to the plaintiff to whom the jury awarded Jf 1000 J provided raised by special txatioii aiid the bal ance will It is expected be provided by the customs revenue bills pendiiig It asks that taxes be raised to increase the revenue This includes the in crease from to 30 on retail liquore and cigars an Increase tax on bank checks and property transfer cigarettes and inheritance Ironore is placed on the free list The lum ber men are making a irreat fight to get better terms in the new tariff bill PEOPLE CARRIED FROM THE FLAMES Policemen Make Gallant Ees cues in New York Fires NEW YORK March persons were rescued by police aud firemen and one old couple were car ried to the roof in ail unconscious condition flpni the effects of the smokeatiai lire jvjiich started in a twostory and attic house in West Seventeenth street early today A policeman discovered the fire blazing on the srountl He broke a window crawled in and aroused the tenants on the ground floor Some of them were partly overcome by the smoke and two policeineu carried them to the street The two policemen then groped their way throujih the smokefilled hails to the second floor and found John Hlllsman and his wife an aged couple lying unconscious in the hall The policemen carried the old coaiple up through a skylight to the roof and they were soon revived The fire men took three or four roomers out safely from the second story The fire was confined to the ground floor DOZENS OF GIRLS COLLAPSE Strange Ailment Overtakes Employes NEW YOKK March was not until yesterday when most of the victims were able to return to work that it was learned that nearly 200 of the young women employed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance com any collapsed within an hour in their offices under the big white tower In Madison Square Some said ptomaine misouing was the cause and Borne said that it was the drinking water This all happened Jast Thursday Twentyeight hundred employes of tbe company eat luncheon in the com panys restaurant in two relays It was not long after the first detach nent had begun the meal when a voting woman rose with a scream and then fell writhing to the floor A friend who jumped to her assist mce fell before she could reach the irst In an instant the room was n an npronr and from one table aud ten another came a scream or a rroan The girls could not have col apsed more quickly had the room leen suddenly filled with deadly gas At the Opera Houses GRAND HOUSE TONIGHT belmn llwnian in A Dad Mans Wife nt the Griinil tonight nncl tomorrow nttor loon mid evening Scats on snle nt Opera louse IJrug Co Prices laSSSOOc Box and stall seats FOSTEUS OPERA HOUSR TOMOHT Henry Millers upeciiil company prosent I1B Tlie urrat Illvlde will be tlie at ruction nt Fosters ujiern house tonight Seals on sale tit Oneri House Dnitr Co MAItCII Miss Ulllan Mnrtimnr nn nuflioVess 3 many uomilnr nttracNons under the direc lon of thft James L Veronce Amusement company will he one of the strongest at tractions of the season eltlier srenicnlly or Iramntloally that will bo witnessed at the Grand for one week connnenclnc Sunday tnnttnpf Mnrrh H on sale at Oliera FOSTBliS MARCH 18 One of the tiesl real dniniatic treats of lie season af Fosters house will te riiomns JfOorson In his mastprlv ino hicllcm of Van Winkle nost Weil lesday inallnee and night Xlnnli 17 Seats ll sale Monday Marrti in KOSTEHfl TliriKUV MARCH IS The Lainliaiill Jrand Opera In II Yovalore will he tlio attracllon at irs opera honse Thursday March 11 cats on sale MolldlU March Kx AT THE GLOVE STORE OF Mill promtly filled for or my goode In event that youve come to look forward to with interest and great event that means A so much to you and that is of such importance because of the character of the gloves presented and the val ues given All is ready 2Clasp Dress Kid Gloves 69c One of the leading offers in this sale is this 2000 pairs of Dressed Gloves 2 clasp fasteners three rows of stitching on backs all sizes in black brown tans grays red green navy etc Every paid sold even at fift this sale price will be properly Short Mannish Cape Gloves 73c The ultra fashionable glove for street and ex ceptionally serviceable One clasp fastener and pairs point embroidered backs All sizes This glove sells throughout America at Priced and every pair fitted in this Easter sale at pair Chamois Gauntlets Special The stylish Utility Glove tor spring Chamois Gauntlets white cream or nituni color A glove for service and at the same time very stylish AM sizes Priced In this annual Barter lore a aplenaw The Original and Genuine V Pertin Gos Real French Kid Exclusively No feature ofthis sale is of more interest than the showing and exposition of the completed lines of the celebrated V Perrln A Co real Fresco Kid Qiovee lor mriBB Throughout the world these gloves are the recognized leaders Perrins are the gloves of absolute perfection and the woman who them that aha Is faultlessly flawlessly gloved The genuine sold in Des Moines only at this storethe new spring lines now ready black and colors 1200 and fUO Monico the Famous SemiDress Glove at The Glove Store of Des Moines pique seamedglove of remarkable style and clasp glove that for durability cannot be iri this annual Easter Glove and Misses fine dress gloves of extra select Lamb Skin clasp fasteners and three rows of Etltching on backs Black white and a full assortment of the fashionablenew color shades and staple colors A glove that we assure you will give perfect satisfaction Pricedin this sale and every pair fitted at per I New Spring Ribbons Beautiful Taffetas in light and dark grounds with ex quisite rose and other floral up to 7 most comprehensive showing Prices to 75c a Yard vn in all sizes in black brown tana and rale at per pair The Renowned Kaysers Gloves Long or Short Silks and Lisles Complete lines all the wanted colors styles and sizes al ways to be found here Short Gloves up from Long Gloves up from LA Drew Olorn ot finest Lamfb lite itoofc I clasp fastener Paris Point embroidered blown tuh navy red green greys etc A glare at quality perfect in fit to gloves mid usually at We Inrtto to compare them with others gtoveJ then remember that bin theyre less and every pair sold will be properly A the assort ment ts now at Ita beat Exqmsite New Neckwear The new soft Dutch Collars tailored stocks Ascota dalntj Jabots ana lace showing Is thoroughly complete with the mj anwt and exclusive novelties Make a point to iee them tumanoif 25c and 50c Each Special Saturday Offer One Hundred and Twentyfive Exquisite New Silk Dressess Qioice These Silk Dresses are the verychoicest new spring styles made of satin messalines in black and all the wanted plain 7C Chiffon Taffetas in black and Foulards in neat figured and stripe patterns etc Each dress in this en ft tire assemblage is an individual and exclusive model and every one fully meeting in design workmanship character and detail the exactations of Fashions arbiters Long straight line effects that at once pronounce them distinctly new and ultra fashionable An offering that will attract no little attention we assure sizes This special offer for tomorrow only Alls Ready for Choosing Your New Spring Apparel New Suits hundreds of authpritative new style particularly profuse is our showing of L those made of the ultra Fashionable Satin finished materials New any limit to the field for choice inthis Skirts New New Dresses and in all a truly magni ficent assemblage of correct spring are ready and most cordially invite inspection of the Come tomorrow Stylish Satin Prunella Cloth Suits attention to this suit and would have you see it tomorrow Beautiful new novelty serge inch Jacket with Persian Fancy Striped Panama Suits In black and the correct new colors and gold cloth collar skirts are tbe new cutaway models with panel front and trimmed with silk suits in black and moderately priced New 36inch Jacket iu cutaway style with slashed back and very effectively trimmed with bias bands New seven gore Princess skirt finished with fancy styles and values at See These New Coats Tomorrow WOMENS and Misses Novelty Stripe Covert Jackets nobby 36inch models in cutaway and new hipless collar coat sleeves finished at cuffs with small tailored nobbiest and best garments weve ever shown at the low price of Womens Black Chiffon Broadcloth Jackets 38 Inches button cutaway hipless model lined throughout with high grade chiffon Taffeta neatly trimmed with buttons and CIA only 91V Pine French Covert Jackets in 36Inch length elegantly tailored and trimmed with folds of self material and CI 2 lined uMJ New 54inch light weight novelty Covert Coats in strictly tailored stylos single breasted coat collar and coat sleevespatch poc with self tailored buttons and tailored fljlff pleats down back at 3l3 Womens full length rubberized silk Moire new models double breasted semifitted front strictly tailored styles black blue green or gray hipless WHERE LASTING SATISFACTION FOLLOWS EVERY TRANSACTION ;