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THE OMAHA DAILY BEEi SUNDAY, . AUGUST 17, 1002.
BULLETS. THICK AND FAST
tni fiimmi Takes Two ShoU at Officer
'' Wilsen on Etrtet
DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE ARREST
fffleee Glvee . Hll . Man Hat Parsalt
Despite Sterns Hat I-d
Hmmm Appears to Have
' . ' Bd Ke'oord.
Fred Slmms. Id sn attempt tit escape from
lha officer who bad srrested blm yssterdsy
afternoon, ahot five times at Patrol Driver
Wilson at abort range. Nona of the ahot
took effect, and Wilton rearrested the -man
aid took blm to Jail.
Blmma made hla escape at tba rear door
of the jail, Just after be bad been taken
'put. of the patrol wagon.1 Officer Baldwin
waa holding blm, and -suddenly Blmma
Jerked loose and ran.' Wllion,' who. bad
(tepped from tba aeat of the wagon, started
in purault. - When Blmma reached the cor
ner of Eleventh and ' Fafna'm atreeta, be
BreW i, revolver and began to fire aa be
ran; Wilson kept ou "after bla' man, and
when almost upon blm Blmma stopped,
turned and fired point blank. Wilson then
grabbed 'blm and took the revolver.
Wilson waa unarmed at the time Blmma
Was shooting at htn, and did cot strike tba
man, Blmma surrendering' after ba had
emptied the revolver.' Three of the bullets
struck the pavement, one the building) occu
pied by the Country Publishing company,
and no trace of tba other was found.' A
large crowd waa attracted by the shooting,
and Wilson wsa heartily cheered for' his
bravery. - ' '
Blmma was arrested. In company with
William Ryan, as a suspicious character. In
a car at the Webster atreet depot by Offi
cer Bloom. Ryan was taken In charge by
Sergeant Dempsey. While Blmma was be
ing taken to the patrol wagon be Jerked
loose from Bloom, and ran Into the saloon
of Hans Petersen. The latter held blm until
Bloom arrived. After that be gave the
officers no trouble until the Jail was
Identified as tllarhwayman.
Soon after Stroma was locked up Reynold
Blanchard, aged 17 yean, identified him aa
the man who bad yesterday afternoon held
him up and robbed him of $1.B. The boy
told the police that he met Blmma near the
Webster street depot, and the latter aaked
blm to step Into the alley back of a saloon
near there.N Blanchard did so, and, be said,
fSlmma grabbed him and took bis money.
Blmms Is aald to be from Des Holnes, and
the police believe thai he la a pickpocket.
Friday night be became disorderly In a
restaurant near Twelfth and Douglas
Streets, and waa arrested by Officers McCar
thy" -and Flsk. He resisted arrest, and a
light followed, resulting In Blmms getting
a black eye and a bruise on his "neck. He
waa fined. 11 and cotta In police" court.
'After being released 'be made the threat
that the next officer who tried to arrest him
would have trouble. , '
Pat ml nrivar Wllunn haa recently re
turned work on the force after having been
suspended for seven daya for ualng unnec
essary force In making an arrest. He waa
reported by City Comptroller Westberg.
Ckarg Aeralaat isama.
The arrest of Blmms, together with Wil
liam Ryan, also giving his borne as Des
Moines; waa on account of a-description
.given the police by Joseph Bliss, a South
Omaha- commission, merchant, who acouaed
the two of taking bis diamond shirt stud
as ha waa leaving a train at the Webster
Street depot. Aa Mr. Bliss, accompanied
by Mrs. Bliss, waa about to leave the car,
two men barred the door and aa he passsd
they brushed against blm a moment. A
Short time afterward he missed his diamond
pin, which waa of considerable value, and
notified the police. At the atatlon last
night Blmma and Ryan were brought out
for the Inspection of Mr. and Mra. Bliss,
who both Identified the pair as. the men In
the car doorway. r The man Blanchard, who
claims to have been held up by Blmms, is
held at the city jail as a witness.
GOVERNOR AND THE, BRIBERS
R7aaneeeeetnl Attempt to Oat Exeen
tlva to Make Bla Geaeralltlea
. . . Bpeelne Coarsen. . ,
"Following Is' another chapter of corre
spondence growing out of Governor Sav
age's appointment of the Mercer-Baldwin
police commission for Omaha:
OMAHA. Neb.. Aug. 16, 1902. To the
Xdttor of The Bee: I hand you herewith
copy of a latter from the governor's sec
retary. In the matter of disclosing the
names of those who attempted to bribe the
governor, in connection with his appoint
ment of the Omaha fire and police commis
sion. The governor takes, such a stsnd In
thla matter that It aeema necessary to call
bis "Attention to the '- Impropriety of his
course. And as the former correspondence
In the ease haa been given to the public, I
deem It proper that the governor's letter
and the accompanying reply ahould be
made public also. Very truly,
HUGH F. M'INTOSH.
LINCOLN. August 14,-1901. Mr. Hugh F.
Mcintosh, Omaha, .Neb. Dear Sir: I am
directed by Governor Bavage to acknowledge
the receipt of your communication, under
data of August 9. and to say that dlvul
gence of the Information solicited Is, In his
Judgment, a jnatter that la purely elective
and discretionary. - being of such a nature
aa to be contingent on., time and opportu
Blty. I am. very respectfully yours,
R. J. C LANCET,
' Secretary to the Governor.
OMAHA, August 1. 1902. Hon. Ezra P.
Savage. Governor, Lincoln. Honored Sir
labour letter of August 4, receipt of which
Is. hereby acknowledged,, relative to the
matter of disclosing the nsmes of those
who offered you Urge sums of money to In
fluence the appointment of a Ore and police
commission tor Omaha, you aay that, "Dl
ulganre of the Information solicited Is. In
your Judgment, a matter that Is purely
elective and dlacrVtlonary, being of such a
nature aa to be contingent on time and op
portunlty." We reel obliged to take Issue
with your excellency on the position you
take, however, presumptuous it may seem,
for cltlsen to Insist on a duty of the chief
executive of the state.
The bribery which waa attempted In thla
case, and which wsa mads known by your
excellency i' constitutes a crime under the
atatatee of Nebraska.' 'The parties to : the
crime, from the nature of it,must bs known
to you, and yet' you taka tba position that
, dlvulgence of .the Identity of the criminals
"la a matter that la purely elective and
Suppose, In a case of. murder or robbery
committed In the state, any cttlten of the
tate knew the Identity of the criminal and
11 ths clrcumstancea ot the crime, and
hoMly. published the fact of hi knowledge.
Wo,ld ths state permit the citizen to make
dlvulgence ot tbe knowledge Itself "a mat
ter that la purely elective and discretion
ervT" Not at all. Such cltlsen would ba
called Into ceurt. -and all the Judicial atreas
known to the courts would be used to com
pel blm to divulge. Tbs "fabric of Jus
tics" would fU to the earth In ruins it
the courts' admitted thst' dlvulgence ot
knowledge of a crime la "elective Mi dis
eretlonary" with the cltlien. And If. tba
cltlsen may be compelled to divulge bla
knowledge of a crime, how much tnpre
should the chief executive of the law, hav
ing knowledge of a crime, though, by virtue
of bis office, he Is above compulsion by tba
court or citizen, hasten to further Justice
and protect tho state by dlvulgenceT
There Is no manner of doubt but that
the law-abiding cltliens c4 Omaha and Ne
braska will be disappointed at your excel
lency's refusal to disclose In detail the
clrcumstancea And persons Involved In this
crime of attempting to bribe the chief ex
ecutive In the fire and police board matter.
Thla disappointment will be all the more
keen, In view of the fact that you do not
even extend hope that you will Institute
criminal proceedings against the guilty
persons. Rather, tba Impression your let
ter gives Is that you have knowledge that
la personal to yon of a crime committed,
and should "time and opportunity" arise,
you may use your knowledge to advantage.
Having thla Impression from your letter,
bow are the people- to be kept from asking
the question, "What use will the governor
make of his knowledge, of the crime of at
tempted bribery!" . . '
Does your excellency thick such state of
mind In the citizen,- as this circumstance
hue created, inspires respect for the execu
tive, or, Indeed, for law and government T
It aeems to us impossible that the wel
fare of Nebraska can be conserved by tem
porising delay or making a convenience of
the .knowledge you have of this criminal
transaction. Rather, the criminal shout
be prosecuted Immediately, and thus ex
posed to the contempt he deserves, however
great or Insignificant hla place la the com
: HUGH F. M'lNTOSH.
Rev. H. C. Herring and wife are making
a two weeks' visit In Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Palmer of Davenport street
have returned from their outing In Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Marshall have re
turned from their trip to the Yellowstone.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Belby have returned
from a trip through the Yellowstone park.
N. A. Bchearer end wife of Aurora. Neb.,
are the guests of Mr. and Mra. II. y.
Mrs. Augustus Van Gleson was the guest
for a few days last week of Mrs. George
Mrs. John F. Moore, after a trip to
Denver and Salt Lake City. Is now visiting
at Rawlins, Wyo.
J. W. Lattln Is painting- his new home on
Forty-ninth and Cass streets and la putting
down a cement sidewalk.
Mrs. H. F. 8chearer and daughter Flor
ence returned .last week from a visit .to
Des Moines and Osceola, la.
The song of Messrs. B. A. Benson, Harte,
Moore;- Allen and Stoetsel are having a
delightful time camping at Lake Manawa.
The excavation Is being made and founda
tion laid for the fine new school building
on Fifty-first street between Capitol avenue
and Davenport street.
Miss Agnes McElroy, formerly a teacher
In one of the city schools, will act as as
sistant next year In the Dundee district
school,' In place cf Miss Parcell, resigned. .
J. M. Taliaferro has bought the house on
Dodge street near Forty-eighth, recently
occupied by Mrs. Morris, who has moved
to a house on Capitol avenue near Forty
Rev. Dr Jenkins of Pennsylvania has
been the guest of his son. Rev. Mr. Jenkins.
He preached last numiay ai butii uiui uiia
and evening services of th, Dundee Pres-
Rev. Joseph J. Lam no and wife are en
tertaining a houseful of youna neonle. In
cluding their own sons, home from college;
a niece. Miss Cordelia Wlllard of Gales
burg. 111.; and Mtss Mary and Julia Winn
and i Georro Winn, whose , parents, have
been missionaries In Japan for twenty-five
years. Miss Mary Winn graduated this
year from Knox college at Galesburg and
win soon. sau ior nernome in japan. u
Miss Frances O'Connor entertained Misses
Kenny of Omaha, last week.
Ward Walsh returned last week from a
week s visit with relatives In Elkborn.
Frank Kellar left last Wednesday for a
short visit with relatives In Logan, la.
Charles Huxhold has this year supplied
the wine market with the vintage of his
Ed O'Connor, who left some few weeks
ago to Join the navy, haa been assigned to
the battleship Texas.
The lawn social to have been alven at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Grove last week
was postponed two weeks.
Prof. Speedy has been busy the last week
sorting a large amount of new school sup
plies which arrived a week ago.
Miss Cora 'Totman"of Omaha visited at
the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. M. Totman, part of, last week.
Charles B. Smith has sold his residence
on McCague street to W. J. Sick of Omaha,
who will take possession September X .
Mr. and Mrs. Leach returned home last
Sunday evening from a month's Dleasura
trip to not Bpringa ana oiner resorts.
Miss A. E. Stiver returned home Monday
evening from a ten daya' outing and fishing
in company wun a crowa oi young people
Services will be held at the Methodist
church Sunday, at the usual morning hour
by the pastor, Me v. Mr. Aaico. Sunday
acnooi at noon. -. .......
The members or the town board held a
business meeting-; at . the town halt Jnt
Tuesday evening. No important business
The noatooned meetlnsr of .the fire de
partment waa neia last Monday - evening,
when, the question of installing an alarm
system was voted upon.
Some ot the members of the Modern
Woodmen of;. thla place went to Valley
Thursday to take In the annual picnic of
the Omaha district .Log Koiiing association.
Frank Brown went to Sioux City Friday
on a nusiness- trip
Miss Eva Leach and Mrs. Foster were
Omaha visitors Friday.
Miss Martha Herhauah waa a business
visitor In Omaha Friday afternoon.
Mrs. William Banka and daughter visited
relatives In iilair Baturuay and Sunday.
Mrs. Wesa and daughter, Mra. Temple-
ton, were here Thursday vlBltlng friends.
spent several weeks here the guest of his
brother, J. C. Barcus, will return home the
Brat or the wet-K. 1 1
Miss Lilly Bcmdessen of Omaha Is spend
ing a couple of weeks here tbe guest of
ner sister. Mrs. C. A. victors,
Miss Edna Price, who has been visiting
a sister In Lincoln, Nen., tor the last
month, returned home Thursday.
Several neonle from here attended tha
Clan Gordon picnic at Calhoun Saturday.
faul Barcus or Hlencoe, la., who has
Mrs. J. 8. Paul and Mra. F. M. King took
a party of children to Courtland beach
Wednesday, returning-; home Wednesday
Rev. . F. 8. White of Omaha' conducted
the services at St. Mark's Episcopal church
Viednemlay evenlnu,- the- regular minister.
Kev. Phillip 6nith, being the guest of
friends near Blair Tor a few daya.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Gordon, who have been
spending the summer with relatives, re
turned home Friday. Mr. Gordon will pre
pare for the commem-lns of the public
schools ' In- September, ' ho having been
Harry. Kalpeck. a lad from 8outh Tenth
street, was arrested yesterday afternoon
on Sixteenth stre( lot selling shoe strings
wimuui a uvrni.
Wslter Galloway, registered at the police
station as a auspicious character, troin
Carroll, la. . will be brought to trial for
the theft of a bicycle belonging to Omlaha
takl San some weks ago.
Edna Bartlett, who used to live In Van
Meter. la., - an J now rooms in, the State
hotel, was arrested yesterday In the Boston
store by Bieotal Officer drier, who tound
In h?r posaesslon the assortment of pocket
handkerchiefs which was missing from the
Isaac Mannassmith. a sheep rancher of
Columbus, i Mont., returned ' to Omlhi
Wednesday, after an absence of ten years
to vlvlt his daughter Alice, tbe wife of
Samuel Thropp, w horn he expected to find
living on Suuth Tlilrty-nlnth street in
South Omaha, t'nfortunately, tha Thropps
moved from their hoie two weeks before
the arrival or trie rather, ana tht-lr neigh
bors were able to tell him only that the
couple had gone to Omaha. . since mat
time Mannasamlth has been tramping the
streets lu an unsuccessful searih for his
daughter. Thropp is a palnUrr and paper
banger. The rancher la staying at tha
Oxlord hotel, but tf not able to Ami hla
daughter must depart for tbe west Tuesday
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Question in Regard to Bsptiring Fartmeit
of Twsntj-Fourtu 8treat
MODERN WOODMEN MEMBERS INDIGNANT
Germaa Letberaa Preacher ghats Se
eret Society Owt of Faaeral Cere
saoales Aaother Dry tnaday
Maale City Oesslp.
Property owners on Twenty-fourth street
are wondering Just what the city pro
poses- to do In the line of repairing t&
pavement. It is true that work haa com
menced at A street and ths city engineer
is giving his personsl attention to It.
What the people want to know is how ths
city proposes to fix the street between B
and F streets. There bad been a sink
hole on tbe east - side of Twenty-fourth
atreet between B and F streets tor years.
When 'repairs were ordered last year -the
question was brought up and the city en
gineer rendered an opinion that in order
to properly drain that portion ot the street
fill would, have to be- made and the
pavement for the block would have to be
torn up. As the expense was greater than
tha elty emiM atanil ti. iiaual maIm
"bn without any Improvement in the sink
hole. . - - '
Two suggestions have been made to the
engineer and the members of ths street
and alley committee. One is that arrange
ments bo made to place a drain pipe from
the Street - under the sidewalk, so ' that
storm water would flow into ths hollow
adjoining the Vansant house on the north.
But here comes an objection from Van
sant and others residing in the immediate
vicinity. They say that they will not per
mit tbe city to use the hollow for a dump
ing ground for storm water and the dirt
that naturally accumulates on the street.
, Another plan Is to have the aaphalt com
pany lay several thicknesses of asphalt
og the depression and make a drain to F
street and then construct a manhole and
eatchbaaln.' This work. It ' was stated by
those Interested, could be done for about
$260 and would anawer the purpose for
some time to come. The matter will be
brought to the attention of the council
Monday, night by tbe engineer and the
street and alley committee and some de
cision will doubtless be reached.
Joha Ackerman's Faaeral.
Members ot ths Modern Woodmen of
America lodge No. 1095 are indignant at
the action taken by Rev, Adam of ths
German Lutheran church in declaring that
members of ths lodgs would not he per
mitted fo participate in the Ackerman
funeral services to bs held today. The de
ceased was a member of the lodge, in
good standing, and requested that when
the end came the lodge bury htm with
the usual rites. During ths entire Year
that Ackerman was 111 members of tho
lodge attended him and saw to It that his
Insurance was kept up aad that he did not
want for anything.
After being denied the privilege ot es
corting ths remains to the grave tha of
ficers of the lodge requested that they
might at least drape the casket with the
American flag, tied with orape. Thla waa
also denied and last night the members of
the lodge decided that Rev. Adam might
have sole charge, the members generally
declining to attend ths services.
; ne4o.nartera Becwred. ,
The Germaa-American Democratic club of
South Omaha has secured permanent head
quarters and clubrooms at 82 North Twen
ty-fourth street. The suite of rooms will
be furnished and regular meetings of ths
club will bs held at headquarters after this.
September 14 is the date given for the open
ing or the clubrooms, as well ss for the first
meeting of the organisation to take action
and lay plana for the coming campaign. Ths
club baa accepted an Invitation extended to
attend the picnlo of the Douglas County De
mocracy at Missouri Valley on August 24.
Christ! Associations State Day
J. P. Bailey will be the principal speaker
at the Young Men's Christian association
rooms at the men's meeting to be held this
afternoon. This will be state day and spe
clal muslo will be rendered. There will bs
a solo by Mrs. Hasklns and a duet by Mr.
Haaklne and. Mr. Johnson. At the close of
tbe meeting there will be a social gathering
in tne parlors and refreshments will be
serveV . .
Street Fo'resaa (twits.
It was reported at the city hall yesterday
and not denied by Mayor Koutsky that
Street Foreman Miller had agreed to tender
his resignation not plater than Monday. Bines
tne strike no union men have been working
and the unions declare that not a man will
go to work as long aa Miller is retained.
The mayor Intends platting Engineer Beal in
charge of the street work for the time be
ing. Borne of the members of the council
propose, however, to insist that the provis
ions of the charter be carried' out and that
a street commissioner he appointed. It is
understood that this may be done, providing
the majority of the council will Insist that
the mayor submit an appointment ' As far
as known ths mayor has no choice as to who
he will appoint. A member of the council
said last night that City Engineer Beal had
about all he could attend to without both
ering with hiring men to work on the
Aaother Dry Issdsy,
Mayor Koutsky stated to a Bee reporter
yesterday that today would make the sixth
Sunday in his drouth calendar. Members of
tbe Anti-Saloon league requested the mayor
to see to (t that all screens In saloon win
dows be removed today In order to permit of
a view .to the interior of resorts where
liquor lai dispensed. This ths mayor agreed
to and notice waa served on saloonmen yes
terday afternoon by Chief, Bliggs. Ths
mayor has no Intention of rescinding his
Sunday .closing order. ,
Maclo City Gossipy
Dr. J. E. Crothera is visiting relatives in
W. a. Sloane was reported much better
John Banner of Burlington, la., is here,
Harry M. Christie is home from his trip
Mr. and Mrs. Bps Cory ere visiting
menus in jjenver.
J. T. Robinson and wlfa are visiting at
Mrs. O. K. Paddock is visiting her par
ents at Perclval, Ia,
Mrs. W. 8. Derbyshire is in Kansas,
viaiiing tier parenis.
H. B. Fleharty has gons wast to spend
iwu wceaa a vacation.
Mrs. C. W. Smith Is visiting in the west
ern part of the state. i .
Mrs. H. L. Dennis ts back from a visit
witn irienas at 1 as view, la.
John Terry, Z23 North Twenty-sixth
street, is reporiea to oe quite sics
Mr. and Mrs. Jstnes Lush are entertain
ing Miss Heals or college Springs, la.
John M. Tanner la back ifrora . a trip
tnrougn ins normweaiera pari or tne state
. Barrett Co., undertakers and embalm-
era. Mia and N Bta. Always open. TeL luL
Mrs. Ed Johnston and daughter Aim
returned from iipt Bpringa, 8. Ii-, ' yester
Mrs. J. D. Bsr.natt has recovered from
her recent illnes and is able to be about
J. P. Pancake has returned from Vir
ginia, where he apent some time with
Oeorgs Strang haa gone waa t in 'hopes
that a cnange ot cumate will improve bla
I The Presbyterian circle of the Klnsr's
IDautfbUr wiU meet Friday at JS Joms
IS IT AN EPIDEMIC?
Vital Statistics Shaw an Alarming- Increase
la aa Already Prevailing- Dlseasa
Ara Any Exempt ?
At do time in the history ot disease has
there been such an alarming Increase In
the number of cases of sny particular mal
ady as In that of kidney and bladder troubles
now preying upon the people of this country.
Today ws see a relative, a friend or an
acquaintance apparently well, and in a
few days ws may be grieved to learn of
their sudden Illness tr sudden death,
caused by that Haul type ot kidney trouble
Kidney trouble often becomes advanced
into acute stages before the afflicted is
aware of its presence; that Is why we read
of so many sudden deaths ot prominent
business and professional men, physlclsns
and others. They bavs neglected to stop
the leak in time. '
While scientists are puullng their bratns
to find out ths cause, each Individual can.
by a little precaution, avoid the chances
of contracting dreaded and dangerous kid
ney trouble, or eradicate it eompletely
from their system if already afflicted.
Many precious lives might have been, and
many more can yet ba ssved, by paying at
tention to the kidneys.
It ia the mission of Tbe Omaha Sunday
Bee to benefit its readers at every oppor
tunity and therefore we advise all who have)
any symptoms of kidney or bladder trouble
to write today to Dr, Kilmer at Co., Blng
hamton, N. Y., for a free sample bottle ot
Swamp-Root, the celebrated specific which
ia having such a great demand and remark
able success in tbe cure of the most dis
tressing kidney and bladder troubles. With
the sample bottle of Swamp-Root will also
be sent free a pamphlet and treatise ot
Don't make any mistake, but remember
the name, Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, and the address, Bingham
ton, N. Y., on every bottle. .
of Mrs. Ed Pruss, 718 North Twenty-fifth
Miss Haiel E. Sheridan of Willow. Neb..
ts here, the guest ot her uncle. John
Chief of Police Brim left last nlaht for
Sioux City, to attend to soma cersonal
Dana Morrill Is arranging; for a shooting
contest at Jetter park, tu commence on
Many of the ' teachers in the public
schools are returning from their summer
City Clerk Shrlgley returned yesterday
from a week's stay at the Evans hotel. Hot
springs, B. jj.
W. C. Lambert, formerly city attorney.
returned yesterday from Denver, where he
visited a week.
Montgomery Weeks returned to his home
at Belleville, Kan., last night, after a short
stay with friends here.
The funeral of John Ackerman will be
held this afternoon. Services will be at the
German Lutheran church.
C. T. Oliver has returned from Sioux
City and taken up his residence at 713
isortn Twenty-tmra street.
The Ladies Aid society of the Metho
dist church will meet with Mrs. C. C.
Howe Thursday afternoon. ,
Newell Gibson. Twenty-third and J
streets, is laid up with a very sore foot,
caused by stepping on a nail.
Gtlbert Randall, postmaster at Newman
Grove, waa . the guest last week of his
sister, Mra. Charles Campbell.
W. S. Cook Is preparing to move his
family to Douglas, Wyo., where he is in
terested in a mining claim. t
The First Ten of the King's Daughters
will rive a social at the chapel. Sixteenth
and M streets, Thursday evening.
Rev. M. A. Head haa returned from his
western trip and will occupy the pulpit at
the First Methodist church today.
Funeral services over the remains of Mra.
Bertha Mack were -held yesterday. . Inter
ment will be at Glenwood, la-, today.
Mayflower hive, Ladles of tbe Maccabees,
will a-lve a ball on Wednesday evening at
Maccabee hall. Thirty-ninth and Q streets.
A Quarterly meeting of the Methodist
church will be held Tuesday evening. Rev.
Mr. Jennings, the presiding elder, will be
Tuesday evening of this week the worn
n'a auxiliary of the local Young Men's
Christian association will give a lawn social
at the residence of" Dr. Warren H. 61a
baugh. . . .
There will be special muslo at both the
morning and evening services at the First
Christian church today. Rev. Mr. Lane
will preach in the morning on "Riches
B. W. Blmeral has moved his law offices
to 321 Bee buldlng, third floor.
SUSPECTS IN A HOSPITAL
Chlcaa-o Police Believe They Have
Foaad Murderers of Two
CHICAGO, Aug. 18. The police believe
that they hare arrested the two men who
may have been the murderers of Policemen
Devtne and Pennell. The men are Stanley
Magoor and Frank Kroll. Kroll waa
brought Into St. Mary ot Nasareth's hospi
tal late Friday night, suffering with a
bullet wound In the thigh. At the time he
was taken to tbs Institution gangrens bad
already set In, . and tonight he is at ths
point of death. Magoor ts also shot, ths
bullet having paased entirely through his
thigh. Both men answer the descriptions
of the alleged assailants, and their stories
of their whereabouts on the night of the
killing of the policemen are so conflicting
that suspicion Is strengthened against them.
Kroll claims to have been shot ten daya
ago, but physicians declare that the wound
la the leg could not have been Inflicted
more, than five days ago, which corresponds
with ths tims of ths shooting of ths two
Publish your legal notices la The Week'.f
Bee. Telephone MS.
'' Marriage Lteeases.
. Marriage licenses were Issued yesterday
Name and Residence. Age.
James C. Grimm, Omaha 21
Laura W. Payne, Omaha 13
Louis Hokanson, Omaha , tS
Olive Peterson, Omaha ' 1?
Charles Swanson, Cedar Bluffs, Neb Hi
Amanda Nelson, Omaha tt
THE HOT 0!E r -i
THE COOL ONE-Btapl..t thiB In theworid T keVTcl" I"" b "oather. Ma
' cmtald.. I take a CAflC AMT Candy Ctt-ovorw lZtZL . . tht tt"k' m '
-tOla you aloep. make you f.Trleu 7 "Piratto. topoaalbJ-. You know T work.
PICNIC OF SCOTTM CLANS
Balmaral and Glengarry Bennett, TarUii
aad rilibegf Attract Attention.
BIG CROWD SPENDS DAY AT CALHOUN
Aside freaa Athletle Coatests Program
laeladoa Htnland Fling-, Sword
Dsaes aad Bagpipe Play
la a Cosapetltloas.
Three hundred members of Clan Gordon,
No. 63, Order of Scottish Clans, left Web
ster street depot at J:S0 yesterday morning,
destined to Calhoun, sixteen miles north ot
Omaha, whers they hyeld their fourteenth
annual picnic, and at I o'clock In the
afternoon another special train of six
coaches and a baggage csr left the city,
carrying an equal number ot pleasure seek
ers. For half an hour preceding ths de
parture of thess trains the depot platforms
presented a spectacle such as one might
expect to see from "A Window In Thrums."
Plaids were sll ths rage. And then there
were Balmoral and Glengarry bonnets,
slanted jauntily up from the left temple,
the flare held In place with a silver brooch.
Tbs Scottish Hon and the Scottish thistle
divided honors as ornsments in jewelry,
snd such quaint articles of apparel as ths
Gordon tartan and ths Highland filibeg
served to divert the general traveling
publio. . .....
It was a good-natured crowd and the
"common air blossomed" with Highland
humor. Thomas Falconer told James C.
Lindsay that his bonnet waa on crooked snd
Lindsay retorted by assuring Falconer that
at least his (Lindsay's) knees were free of
varicose veins. Then the publio focused Its
attention upon Mr. Falconer's "prayer
bones." about sight inches of which wers
visible between kilt and hose, to ses If he
really did have varicose veins, and Mr. Fal
coner became embarrassed and wished he
had on his less picturesque but more con
At Calhoun park ths time was spent in
various games and listening to an address
by the mayor of Calhoun. The contests
were omitted, owing to a heavy rainstorm.
The party then went to the city hall, where
the time was spent In dancing until time to
leave for Omaha. From a financial stand
point, tha picnlo waa a success. Over 1,000
people were In attendance, and all had their
share of fun before the rain. The special
train arrived at the Webster street depot
at :30 o'clock, with all on hoard and with
out a mishap.
TO CONTROL LAKE TRAFFIC
Morsjan Behind a Scheme to Seeore
Possession of American Ship
CLEVELAND, Aug. ' 16. The Plain
Dealer today saysT A definite offer haa
been made for the stock of the American
Ship Building company and the directors
are considering the matter. ' Their reply
will be given the first of next month, when
they meet In special session. The man be
hind the deal is J. Flerpont Morgan. - -
The - present transaction will strike at
the eontrol of tbe Great Lakes. The Amer
ican Ship Building company, with Its head
quarters in Cleveland, owns construction
yards, machine shops and foundries in this
city, Lorain, Detroit and Wyandotte, Mich.,
West Superior and Milwaukee, .Wis.; Chi
cago and Buffalo. - Its property' is valued
at 116,000,000, with an extra' reserve' fund
of 13,000,000. It ts doing an Immense bus
iness. It is said that tbe aim ot ths eastern
people is net only to get control of ths
American Ship Building company's bus
iness, but eventually of that Of other large
concerns, so ss to practically monopolize
ths sntlrs bustneas from ths Atlantic, to
tho Mississippi, and undoubtedly In tha snd
all the trade from ocean to ocean.
Two days ago representatives ot ths
eastern trust arrived in the city. Ths
stocks of tbs American Ship Building com
pany took a jump. Thursday the common
stock advanced from 349.25 to $64.25. It waa
known by those of tbe inner circles that a
proposition was contemplated. It cams
The representatives of the eaatern trust
cams with ths Intention ot buying and
mads their offer to the American Ship
Building company. It was to buy all their
stock with a generous amount of extra for
the good will. The price paid for the com
mon stock waa $100 and that for tbe pre
ferred stock $150.
CHICAGO, 111.. Aug. " 16. W. L. Brown,
president: of the American Shipbuilding
company, when shown today the report that
his company had received an offer to aell
out to the J. Plerpont Morgan Interests, re
plied: '"This is ths first I have heard of any
such deal. There Is nothing to tbs report
ot any offer, directly or indirectly, for the
control of the company. . I think that cov
ers the case."
FIGHT FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY
Serlons Clash . Threatened Betweea
Employee - of tho Wabash- aad
Lake Brio Railway Companies. v
PITTSBURG, Aug. 16. All night long the
forces of the Wabash and the Pittsburg
Lake Erie railroads were stationed between
the Atterbury glass plant and South Flrat
street, and trouble was expected at any
tlms, but tbe Lake Erie peopls did not try
to break through the barricade erected by
the Wabash forces and thers was no vio
lence. Tbe Wabash people have their property
surrounded by piles of lumber, ties, wagons
and everything that will close out intruders
and behind thla breastwork are the Wabash
employes armed with pick bandies and
other cudgela prepared to resist any at
tempt of the Lake Erls peopls to lay their
tracks over tbe Wabash property.
' Today the commissary wagon from the
Wabash tunnel arrived and the men were
, v- , ..
given their breakfast. The police are keep
ing their eye on the scens, but so far thsre
has been no trouble.
Later today the battle between the Wa
bash and tbe I ke Erie railroads wss taken
Into common pleas court. The Lake Erie
won the flrat round by obtaining a pre
liminary Injunction restraining ths Wabash
from entering upon ground said to belong
to the Lake Erie.
Immediately after this decision a hearing
was begun In a cross suit by the Wabash
to restrain ths Lake Erie from entering
on land claimed by it.
A preliminary Injunction was also
granted In thla caee. Important legal ques
tions are raised in both bills, as tbe rights
of one company to condemn the property
of another Is st issue.
HILL TALKS OF WHEAT YIELD
President of Great Norther Says Croo
' Will Bo Larger Than Last
BT. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 16. President J.
J. Hill of the Great Northern railway and
Northern Securities company, who re
turned last night from a tour of the entire
northwest this afternoon, said It was not
wise at this tlms to venture a prediction on
the wheat yield. There has been a marked
change in tbe acreage over preceding years,
and, in addition, other crops will be larger.
"However, there will be a very good av
erage crop. It will be much larger than
ths crop ot last year, or ot several years
"What quality is the crop?"
, "Seemingly, very good. I saw some wheat
In Dakota yestsrday which will run thirty
five bushels to tbe acre. It waa magnifi
cent. But when I came through into this
state I almost felt ashamed of the man
ner in which our farmers had permitted
the weeds to grow. Ths fields wers fairly
overrun. The yield per acre, however, will
be above the average."
Mr. Hill - waa exceedingly enthusiastic
over some wheat he had seen In Washing
ton. It ran aixty bushels to the acre.- Hs
said that the Washington crop will be Im
mense, Mr. Hill denied sll likelihood of a car
famine when the crop commences to move.
"Why, we bavs enough boxcars to move
the whole Great Northern crop la five
SOUTHERN PACIFIC BONDS
Ramor that the Eaeeotlve Committee
Will Recommend Fonr Per Coat
NEW YORK. Aug. 16. Officials of the
Union Paclflo road, which dominates ths
Southern Pacific, will neither affirm nor
deny the statement that ths cxecntlve com
mittee of the latter corporation has adopted
a resolution recommending a $100,000,000 4
per cent convertible bond Issue. It Is not
denied that such action is contemplated,
but tbe proposition is still a tentative one.
It la authoritatively declared that no date
has been set for bringing the matter to
the-attention of the stockholders, and, ao-
OOruiua tu tTuiStWvrtuy Tvpvrtf devlalVv
action will not ba taken in the matter for
The Southern Paclflo company is the finan
cial corporation ot tho Southern Paclflo
railroad of California and its allied lines.
Its authorised capital is $200,000,000, the
greater part of which has been learned. Ths
proposed bonds will doubtless carry some
rights, constituting in effect a dividend on
Southern Paclflo stock. In the event of
the bond issue 'a large sum will ' hs ex
pended In tbe improvement of the property.
FORECLOSURE IS CONFIRMED
Sale of tha Property 'of the Defaaet
I'nlted States Floor Mill
TRENTON, N. J.. Aug. 16. Vice Chan
cellor Stevenson today made a decree con
firming the report of State Senator Joseph
Cross, special master, in the foreclosure
proceedings Insytuted against ths United
States Flour Milling company by the Cen
tral Trust company for the bondholders ot
the milling concern.
The property of the company was recently
sold to ths Standard Milling company for
$3,500,000, which, after deducting $60,629,
left $3,439,471 as the net. amount to be ap
portioned among tbe bondholders. This
netted ths bondholders $116 on each $1,000
There were in all 7,504 bonds, whfeh, with
accrued Interest, made the company's obli
gation $3,624,725. After deducting the
proceeds of the sale there was a net loss to
ths bondholders of $5,185,254. Ot ths bonds
7,376 were owned by the Standard Milling
oompany, the purchaser of tho United
States company's property.
BATTLE AT CLOSE RANGE
Depatjr Sheriff and Flvo Escaped
Convicts Exchange Shots
FLORENCE, Ala., Aug. 16. Deputy Bher
Iff T. S. White of Waynesboro, Tenn., had a
battle with five men, supposed to be the
Tennessee escaped convicts, at tbe head of
Cypress creek, twenty, miles north of Flor
ence, last svenlng.
When White saw the men he opened fire
with his pistol. All five men returned the
fire and White jumped off his horss, using
it as a protection. Two men, whom White
recognized as Gua Hyatt and John Doe,
stood tbelr ground until their pistols were
empty and then ran down tbe road and
joined the other three, whom White says
ha recognized Ss Fred Seguln, Robert
Bridge snd Jamea Simpson from photo
graphs sent out by ths prison authorities-.
Whits left this morning with Sheriff Hill
snd will make another attempt to capture
We are quoting summer push
prices on eyery one of the thirty
different makes we carry, in
cluding such world renowned
Instruments as Steinway, Vose
& Sons, Hardman, Emerson, A.
B. Chase, Geo. Steck, Mason &
Hamlin, Steger & Sons, anvl
many other equally well known
It is to your financial advan-
tage to investigate the exception ally
low prices we are now
making on these strictly standard
Qpuuiai QClIU UI
This week will see a complete
clean out of every used piano on
our floors r.q matter how short
a time they may hare been used
they must go this is absolutely;
imperative the necessity for
the floor space for instruments
recently contracted for; which
are now beginning to arrive,
compels us to sacrifice- the
- Many of these used pianos
are from old well known fac
tories and were if not that lack
of room forces us to slaughter
values, would easily bring from
1-3 to 1-2 more than we shall
ask for them this week.
Many are well worth double
the price asked.
, Square Pianos
Some are the old grands
square styles these must go at
once we simply can't cive them
the floor space. We have one
you can have for ?10.00. An
other one will go at ?18.00-
beautiful . carved , legs, genuine
rosewood cased square pianos
of standard makes will go' at
such" figures as $28.00 32.00,
f 42.00, etc., on terms of $5.00
cash and 3.00 per month.
In these slightly used up
right pianos there are many rare
bargains among these ara
some that haven't seen three
months use many have not a
scratch on the case the only
evidence you have of their be
ing second hand is our word'
and the price.
Cheaper Than Stealing
the piano and then pay your
drayage are the prices there is
really no inducement to steal
when you can buy one of these
genuine bargains for so little
money, and on such very easy
terms, from 3.00 to $5.00 each
month will buy any of these
snaps. Don't delay " see us
Manufacture, WholeaaU mo4
Rets!! ffsao Ps!srs.
1313 Farntm St., Qnuba
. 502 Eroiawsj, Council Bluffs.
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