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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, JUNE 14, W03.
POUND MAY REFUSE OFFER
Fear Eii Appointment Orer Heads of Others
Mty Cause Boms Friotion.
SHOWMAN UNDERTAKER ON THE CARPET
Lincoln Gas Cntur Stirs t' a
Hornet' Nest la Endeuvor ta
rHave Its Assessment
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June 13. (Bpeclal.)-Now It ta
Mid that Supreme Court Commissioner
Koecoe. Pound, whom the regent of the
State university at their last meeting; mtide
dean of the law department of the univer
sity, may not accept the position. A close
friend of the Judge aald today that It waa
possible that he would not accept unless he
waa assured that H. H. Wilson and C. A.
Ribblns, who have been longer In the serv
lea of the law department than Judge
Pound, would agree to work In harmony
with the new dean. It la believed that these
two because of their long service might
harbor some feeling agalnrt Judge Pound
for his appointment, because of the short
. time that he has been connected with the
university law department.
Trouble for tndertuker.
Kelgenflnd's ghost still stalks In Lincoln,
and as a result Undertaker Troyer may
have to do some explaining before the con
vention of undertakera and embalmera.
Walter O. Roberta, aa chairman of the
committee of three appointed to Investigate
the wake given by Mr. Troyer with the re
mains of the hanged murderer as the draw
ing card, waa at the atate house today get
ting Governor Mickey's version of the af
fair. When the body of the murderer was
on exhibition appeals were made to Gov
ernor Mickey and at his request the exhibi
tion was discontinued.
Tho committee will make a thorough In
vestigation In order to lay all the facts be
fore the convention.
Cm Compaay Makes Figures.
The assessment of the Lincoln Gas com
pany at a figure the company believes la
out of all proportion to the assessment,
according to property valuation of in
dividuals and others, Inspired the company
to make a vigorous protest and In so doing
it asks for an Increase In the assessment of
many of the people of Lincoln. This table
the gas company filed with the council:
IJncoln Gas Co....
34SO.OOO 3 200.000
140 20. 000
, 40 10,000
I Bankers' Life
Adams Express Co
American Express Co
Beat. Cream Co
B. & M. ticket office
N. C. Brock
Clark & McDonald
City Realty Co
O. B. Gregory
Humphrey Hdw. Co
F. E. Lahr
W. M, Leonard
Sawyer ft Snell
Security Inv. Co
State Journal Co
Watson, Woods, Bros, dc
Geo. J. Woods
R.-. E. Moore
8. II. Burnham
J. C. Severest
C. H. Gere
C D. Traph&gen
A. 8. Tlbbets
A. W. Field
Kolsom Bros jt
First National Bank '
Cap'tl. City Ice Co
3. II. Weatcott
T'nlon-Commerclal club ...
Will Owen Jones, 4th ward
. D. Maysr. 4th ward
Henry Mayer, 4th ward ....
Chns. Mayer, 4th ward
" T. Boass, 4th ward....
Neb. B. A L. Aa'n. 3d wsrd
Jlorence Putnam, 4th ward
J. W. McDonald. Rth ward
Mrs. A, M. Putnam, 4th
8. L. Oelsthardt. 4th ward!:
Frank Hamer. 4th ward
"f ,K p- Hamer, 4th
M. W. Folaom, Rth ward...
W. A. Woodward, th ward
O. T Woodward. th ward
J..L. Rogers, 2d ward ,
Henry Vlleth. 2d ward
Wisconsin Furniture Co
f'lnrkson Laundrv Co....!
Chas Hammond. 4th ward
H I". Paine. 4th ward.
Frank Rawlings. 4th ward.
DOl 1 U I I II B
men or companies mentioned In the table
be cited to appear before the council and
d show cause why his or her assessment
xhould not be raised in conformity with the
complaint. This complaint of the gas com
Tany has stirred up considerable discus
sion and while some of the company's
valuations of Individual property is said
to be high, if the company succeeds in
bringing o light very much property that
has escaped the assessor It will be a
tenstroke and will once more bring the
gaa company back Into the good graces
A 'in the complaint are several who have in
J the past been very active In seeking to
have the gas company pay its Just share
At the meeting of the board this morn
ing Lyman, Dunn and Wilkinson were ap
pointed to go through and report on the
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Hardwood Icechests from $4.75.
i Milton Rogers &
Prices and Catalogues on application. Refrigerators on Payments. 2
Last to Leave
5:55 p. m.
rirst to Arrive J
7:00 a. m.
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World's Fair grounds. Special rates to
r addroaa . HARRY
minor protests. The committee experts to
finish Its work by Monday. Next week
time will be given for hearing the case
of the telephone company and the Electric
Light and Traction company.
Old Settlers piaa for Pleale.
WESTERN, Neb., June It (Special.)
The Old Settlers' Picnic association of Sa
line and adjoining countlea at Its annual
meeting re-elected George F. Sawyer presi
dent and J. F. Blandln secretary for the
ensuing year. A committee, previously ap
pointed for the purpose of securing funds,
reported satisfactorily, and It was decided
to hold the next picnic on Wednesday,
August It Messrs. William Kaup, P. Wal
dorf, Charlie Grass, A. Patchln and 8. T.
Meyer are the executive committee, with
William Kaup as manager. Grounds have
been secured for a ball game and other
sports, and aa heretofore special tralna and
special rates are being arranged for on the
To Promote Kfflelency of Schools.
WEST POINT. Neb., June It (Special.)
A feature of the public school system in
Cuming county l the Rural School Direc
tors' association, which held Its second
convention at 'the courthouse today. This
society le a body of school directors and
officers who have organised themselves as
a corporate body to discuss and take action
to promote the efficiency of the public
schools of this county, particularly In the
rural districts. Much good has already
been accomplished In this direction and the
organisation promises to be a powerful
factor for the good of the community.
Woman Mysterlonsly Disappears.
HUMBOLDT. Neb., June-13.-8peeial.)-Mrs.
Llzsle Mason of Des Moines, la., after
an extended visit with her aunt, Mrs. Wil
liam Cooper of this city, left a few weeks
ago for her home, and the Humboldt rel
atives have Just been notified that she
failed to arrive and no word has been
heard from her. The family Is considerably
worried for the reason that the trip was
made about the time of the high water at
both Kansas City and Des Moines, and It is
feared that she may have lost her life In
Barber Marlon Held for Trial.
NEBRASKA CITT. Neb.. June It (Spe
cial Telegram.) John J. Marlon, a bar
ber who was arrested last week, charged
with the seduction of Miss Bonnie Starr,
was given his preliminary hearing in the
county court today, and was bound over
to district court in the sum of $700. He
failed to give bond and was remanded to
Jail. Miss Starr was also compelled to
give a bond of $100 to appear as witness
Marion, who recently located here, is a
married man. He has begun suit for
divorce from his wife, alleging desertion.
Carpenter Falls from Cornice.
YORK, Neb., June It (Special.) Charles
Drclver, a carpenter, while working on the
cornice under the eavea of the residence
of Alfred Christian, slipped and fell on
the Joists of the porch below, carrying with
him a part of the scaffolding, which with
his weight broke the 2x8 Joists In the
porch floor. He was picked up and carried
to a physician's residence. One rib was
found to be broken and the body was
badly bruised. Mr. Drelver is a brother to
Rer. Drelver of the United Brethern
A. O. V. W. Elects OfHeera.
EXETER, Neb., June It (Special.) Fol
lowing are the newly elected officers of the
Ancient Order of United Workmen lodge
for the ensuing six months' term: Master
workman, Harry Talbot; foreman, B. Par
sons; overaeer, Howard Mathews; re
corder, F. A. Robinson; financier, R. R.
Williams; receiver, J. C. Wilson; guide,
George Hick lnbo than; medical examiners,
Drs. Howard, McCleerle and Stratton; trus
tee, J. C. Wilson.
Georgre Conklln la Declared Insane.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., June lt-(Spe-clal
Telegram.) George Conklln was today
adjudged insane by the county commission'
era. The complaint was filed by Conklln's
daughters. The Investigation by the in
sanity commission developed the fact that
Conklln has been of unsound mind for
mouths past. This will probably dispose of
the damage suit filed against him by Mrs.
Bell for $10,000.
Rev. P. W. Leavltt Resigns.
WEST POINT, Neb., June It (Special.)
Rev. F. W. Leavltt, pastor of the Congre
gational church of this city for the last
four years, has resigned his pastorate. Dur
ing his Incumbency he has shown remark
able teal In the work of hla church and the
cltliena are sorry to loae him. He has not
yet choson a new location.
Cnmlasr County Bandar Schools.
WEST POINT, Neb., June 13. (Speclal.)-
The twelfth annual convention of the Cum
ing Covnty Sunday School association will
meet at Beemer next Thursday and Frl
day. An entertaining program haa "been
prepared and a large attendance of Sunday
school workers is expected.
Maccabees' Memorial Day.
WEST POINT. Neh., June 13. (Special.)
Tomorrow Is the memorial day of the local
lodge of the Knights of the Maccabees.
Rev. F. W. Leavltt, pastor of the Congre
gational church, will deliver the memorial
J Refrigerators I!
Wo Are Solo Agents for
Peerless White Enamel
The Opal Porcelain
The Wilke Crystal f
Holds 30 Pounds Ice
the east. Call at City Offices, Inn Farnam,
S. MOORa Q. A, J-. Omaha, Neb.
GRANDMA TRIES TO KIDNAP
Omaha Colored Woman Ooei to Fremont
to Oet a Little Child.
TAKES A MAN ALONG TO ASSIST
Didn't Want Dat Ar Adams to Han
Dat Chile" Police Arrest Both
Parties and They Are
Fined for Assaalt.
FREMONT, Neb., June It (Special.)
There waa considerable excitement among
the colored people here thia morning over
an attempt by Mrs. Boyd, a colored woman
living near the corner of Fourteenth and
Howard streets, Omaha, and William
Blackwell, colored, also from Omaha, to
kidnap a 3-year-old colored girl, the daugh
ter of Havevoud Adams. They were ar
rested by the officers Just as they were
about to drive out from a livery stable
with the little girl hidden away in the
A few weeks ago Adams' wife left him
and his children, and ia now supposed to
be in Omaha. She wanted the children,
but Adams waa determined to keep them
himself. Mrs. Boyd, who Is the mother of
Mra. Adams, and Blackwell came up last
night on No. I on the Union Pacific and
located the Adams house. About 11 o'clock
this morning they walked out psst the place
and seeing 'the little girl out In the yard,
picked her up and went to a livery stable.
where they had already made arrange
ments for a team. Adams found out that
they were In town and, suspecting trouble,
went back to his house to find his little
girl gone. The police were notified and
Deputy Sheriff Jensen and Chief of Police
Doherty soon got track of the pair and
placed them under arrest.
The woman did not seen to realize that
she was guilty of a penitentiary offence.
She said she ' didn't want dat ar Adams
to hab dat chile," that she was going to
take her to Omaha and care for her herself.
Blackwell "Jes come along to help' the Udy
out cause dat ar Adams he done wan no
fit man to bring up a chile, especially as
his woman's gone."
After talking with County Attorney 8tln-
son and Police Judge Cook It was decided
to dismiss the charge of kidnaping, the
defendants having acted through Ignorance
and without criminal Intent. The pair
pleaded guilty to assault and were fined $i
and costs each. They sent to Omaha for
the money and paid up and Adams took his
little girl home, vowing vengeance on the
Boyd woman If she Interfered with his fam
ily again. Adams and his wife have hod
trouble before and about a year ago he
was arrested on the charge of stabbing a
colored preacher whom he accused of pay
ing too much attention to his wife, but
waa only convicted of assault and battery.
YORK'S WEEKLY DIVORCE LIST
Fonr Canples Are Separated by Jn-
dlclal Deereo on Grounds ot
Desertion or Crnelty.
TORK, Neb., June 18.--(Special.) Four
couplea obtained divorces In the district
court this week. Emma Eisner com
plained that her husband, A. R. Eisner,
had deserted her and was a habitual
drunkard. Judge' Good gave her a divorce.
Mabel Hullng informed Judge Good that
EverettE. Hullng had treated her with
extreme' cruelty. William J. Russell, for
merly of Charleston, now of Omaha, who
was one of York's pioneer settlers, secures
a divorce from Martha E. Russell, whom
he claimed refused to love him and to
live with him Emma Morgslon secured
divorce from her husband, J. Morgslon,
on tho ground that he had deserted her.
Llllle Transcript Completed.
DAVID CITT, Neb., June IS. (Special.)
The appeal of the ease of the State of
Nebraska against Lena Margaret Llllle
will soon be filed in the supreme court.
George F. Corcoran, the official reporter,
yesterday delivered to Matt Miller and C.
H. Aldrich, counsel for the defendant, the
bill of exceptions, which Is bound in three
volumes and contains 1,651 pages of type
writing. Mrs. LllUe's attorneys are con
fident they will get the case reversed and
a new trial granted by the supreme court
The attorneys for the state are equally
as confident that the supreme court will
affirm the Judgment of the dlstrlot court.
Mrs. Llllle still occupies the woman's cell
at the county Jail and It is said Is in ex
Teachers' Institute nt Wafcoo.
WAHOO, Neb., June 13. (Speclal.)-Thls
city has been filled with school teachers the
past week attending the Saunders County
Institute. County Superintendent Mengel
has charge of the work and the enrollment
numbers over 175. The corps of instructors
were: Superintendent W. L. Stevens of
Beatrice. Superintendent J. W. Searson of
this city. Miss Anna Caldwell of Milwaukee
and Prof. J. W. Bwihart of Fremont. Prof,
Stephens gave some very Interesting lec
tures to the teachers. Today the teachers
are having their examinations, which will
close the Institute for. this year.
Boy Crushed I'nder Clay Bank.
OAKLAND, Neb., June 13. (8peclal.)
Romle Lund, who is in the employ of the
Oakland Brick company, was severely hurt
yesterday and is in a serious condition.
Lund and another boy were loading the
clay car, when, without warning, the heavy
day caved In, covering him entirely. When
he was dug out It waa found that he had
his right leg broken below the knee and
the bones had punctured the flesh. His
light shoulder waa also dislocated and It Is
feared that he haa Internal Injuries.
Beatrice Mill Resumes Operntlons.
BEARTICE. Neb., June IS. (Special.)
Black Bros." flouting mill, which was
forced to close down about ten days ago on
account of the floods, resumed operations
yesterday with a full force of hands. The
dam has been damaged considerably by the
recent high waters and the firm expects to
build a new one Just as soon as the water
recedes enough so that the work can pro
ceed. Peculiar Accident at Roaeland.
HASTINGS, Neb., June 13. (Special.) A
peculiar accident happened at Roseland,
Wednesday. While a woman with two lit
tle children were driving through a pond.
near which the new church Is to be erected,
and In water not over three feet deep, the
horse became entagled In the harness and
fell. It was unable to arise and before It
could released was drowned.
Repairing the Roadhed.
BEATRICE, Neb., June 13. (Special.)
The Union Pacific company has a large
force of men at work on the branch be
tween here and Manhattan, Kan., repairing
the roadbed and bringing the track into
line, which was badly damaged by the lato
floods. Train service will be resumed reg
ularly over this division in about a week.
Beatrice School Levy,
BEATRICE. Neb., June 13. Special.)
At the meeting of the school board last
evening the annual levy of U mills was
made for general school purposes, and a
levy of 3 mills for Interest on bonds. The
levy Is the same aa that made last year.
Papllllea Hns a Sawmill.
PAPILLION, Neb.. June 11 (Special )-
A new Industry has opened up In PapU-
Hon. Mike ZwleMe has started a sawmill
and Is sawng up Immense logs. He has
enough material on hand to make 35.0 JO
feet of lumber. The mill Is run with steam
power and gives employment to several
men. A number of rextdences are to be
built here snd this lumber will be used for
Friend Will Celearnte.
FRIEND. Neb., June 13.-(Speclal.)
Friend will celebrate the Fourth of July
In great style. Three tiands, one from
Utlca, one from Mllllgan and the Friend
band, will furnish music There will also
be a very fine flower and trades display,
horse races, foot races, etc.
Farmers Are Replanting.
BEATRICE, Neb.. June lS.-(Speclal.)-Farmers
are busy planting and replanting
corn, and with favorable weather they will
get the crop In by the middle or latter part
of next week. In many fields the crop ts
well advanced and cultivating Is in prog
ress. Baslnea College Commencement
TORK. Neb., June 13 (Special.) The
Tork Business college commencement exer
cises were held last evening. County Judgs
A. B. Taylor delivered the commencement
address and President Jacobs presented
the diplomas to the graduates.
WHOLESALE CATTLE RUSTLING
Confession of Fonr Indians Said ta
Have t'neevered Gin-ant
SIOUX CITT, la.. June ll-(Speclal
Telegram.) A "secret circle" formed for
the purpose of rustling cattle, which in its
sensational details reads like a dime novel,
has Just been unearthed In Lyman county,
South Dakota. The scheme is a gigantic
one. Involving several of the more prom
inent cattle raisers. Some of the more
honest ones have been forced Into the or
ganization through fear and at present
a bounty of 3500 has been placed on the
head of one of the Hancock brothers, who
has been especially stern In hi hostility
to the rustlers. A secret agent of the
government has been at work on the cose
for some time and the confessions of
Claude Engle Pipe. William Black Bull,
Henry Pipe and Moses Ooodvolce, a quar
tet of Indians employed by the rustlers,
ts thought to complete the chain of evi
dence against the rustlers. The confes
sions were secured by C. H. Wllkle. spe
cial agent for the Stockmen's association,
Lyman county, with Oacoma aa headquar
ters, haa been the chief scene of the depre
dations of the rustlers, but their thieving
has been carried on by an elaborate sys
tem, over a large part of the range coun
try. A veritable cattle war is threatened.
It is not believed the rustlers will submit
to arrest and the more reputable cattle
dealers are determined to rid the country
of them. Bloodshed is expected.
BOAT UPSETS AND TWO DROWN
Yoana; Man and Yean a; Woman Meet
Deatk In the Cedar River One
Body la Recovered.
WATERLOO, In., June It, (Special Tele
gram.) Selden McNamee and hia fiancee.
Miss Bessie Graves, were drowned by the
capsizing of a boat on tho Cedar river at
11 o'clock laat night The body of Miss
Graves has been recovered.
rnlon Republicans Harmonious.
CRESTON, la., June 18. (Special Tele
gram.) The republicans of Union county
selected delegates to state and senatorial
conventions today. The convention was
well attended ' and worked ' with perfect
harmony. The delegates selected to the
state convention were: H. G. Vines. 8.
Stathem, C. H. Thomas, O. W. Bilbo, Scott
Skinner, C. F. Sklrvin, H. M. Fry, John
Gibson, James Bryan, George R. Lochrle,
J. B. Harsh. Senatorial: W. W. Morrow,
J. W. Lauder. Robert Colbert E. J. Hea
ton, J. M. McDonald. J. E. Cherry, J. R,
Mitchell, J. M. McCormack, T. J. Lamb,
R. J. Wilson, L. W. McLennan. Resolu
tions were adopted commending the ad
ministration of President Roosevelt and
Governor Cummins and Allison, Dolllver
and Hepburn upon their record In con
gress. It Instructed the senatorial delegates
for M. F. Stoohey of Decatur county.
Travellng; Men's Convention.
OTTUMWA, la., June 13. (Special.) The
convention of the United Commercial Trav
elers for Iowa closed here today and next
year the convention will be In Waterloo.
The following were elected officers: Coun
selor, M. A. Struble, Sioux City; Junior
counselor, M. J. Brassell. Sheldon; past
counselor, E. J. Treynor. Mason City; sec
retary, C. R. Olmsted, Sioux City; treaa
urer, C. C. Porter, Ottumwa; conductor.
H. H. Smith, Des Moines; page, C. E.
Roberts, Fort Dodge; sentinel, Clay Plan
ner. Council Bluffs; executive committee.
J. J. Ryan, Des Moines; Fred Millet, Ot
tumwo, and W. W. Osburn, Council Bluffs.
Stick to Kansas City Creed.
CRESTON, la., June l-(SpeciaI Tele
gram.) The democrats selected the follow
ing delegates to their state convention: J.
B. Sullivan. W. H. Robb. J. F. McGregor,
W. M. Wick. J. D. Hillman. 8. D. Wal
lace, L. M. Walker, John McCafferty. They
also selected eleven delegates to senatorial
convention. The resolutions reaffirmed the
Kansas City platform, declared against
asset currency, government by Injunction
and condemned the republicans' foreign
Cummins Foreea Win.
WEBSTER CITT, la., June 13.-(8peclal
Telegram.) The republican county prlmar
les held In this county today centered In
a fight between the Cummins and anti
Cummins forces for control of the county
central committee. The Cummins forces,
lead by the Clark Hunter faction.
secured every ward In the city,
On the whole they will control by almost
two to one. G. P. Christiansen also aecured
the repreaentatlve endoraement without op
Killed ay Train In Depot.
CRESTON. Ia.. June 13. (Special Tele
gram.) Mra. J. Heffilnger of Grundy Center,
who was starting on a visit to Red Oak,
was struck by train No. 8 at Afton June
tlon, where she was waiting for connec
tions. The passengers are compelled to
cross to the north side to enter westbound
trains. Mrs. Heffilnger was slow In getting
across and was thrown under the wheels.
sustaining Injuries from which she died this
Fight for the Ornnnlaatlon.
WEB8TER CITT. Ia.. June 13. (Special
Telegram.) The Hamilton county repub
lican primaries are being held today.
There are four candidates for sheriff and
but one each for treasurer and superin
tendent. The hottest fight ia on for com
mitteeman between the Cummins and antl
Cummlns factions. The Cummins faction
now holds possession and can hardly be
Blacest and Best.
Captain George J. Crane of thla city, who
ia authority on circus business, says the
Wallace show, which is to exhibit here on
June 33, is one of the biggest and very best
that has ever visited Council Bluffs. Ha
advises all his friends to be sure and go, as
It Is the beat they have S 'r seen.
June is the month of all months in the year for busy shopping.
Gents furnishings, silks, walking skirts, dress skirts, shirt waists,
wash goods, muslin underwear, etc., are the predominant features.
Owing to the late season we have decided to cut the prices at this
time while your needs are most imperative.
Irish Dimities, mostly in black on lavender and white
on black, at the low price of, yard
36-in. Printed Madras all white
ored stripes and figures, worth 20c, at, yard "2V
Hatistes We are showing an exclusive line of fine Ba- ICn
tistes and Dimities, all new, fresh crisp goods, yard. . . a-''
Fancy Madras, Leno Striped Lawns and Silk Warp Crepe, all
pure white and worth from 25c
suitable for ladies' waists, at, yard ,
lain Mousseline de Sole, in black, dark blue, pink,
green, gray and cream colors, worth 40c, at, yard . .
To reduce our stock we have taken our 35c and 40c
goods and put them in at, yard
All our 45c and 50c white goods for waists, at, yard 35c
All our 50c and 55c white goods for waists, at, yard 39c
All our 55c and 65c goods, mostly black on white, at, yd. . . .45c
SUITINGS We are showing a large line of cotton and 1
linen sutings at 50c, 45c, 40c, 35c, 30c, 25c, 20c, 15c,. . .
White Dotted Swiss A large and well assorted line
can be found here at, yard, 85c, 75c, 65c, 50c and. . .
Plain White Goods
Fresh new line of India Linons, Persian Lawns,
Opera Batistes, etc., at, yard, 85c, 70c, 60c, 50c,
45c, 35c, 30c and down to
All short lengths of 48-in, wash chiffon, batistes, etc., from 2
to 5 yards, at exactly half price.
40-in. Irish Linen for waists and suits made from round thread
yarns, and the equal of any 75c quality Cut EZ
Special price, yard
KELLEY, STIGER & CO., Cor.
FATAL INCENDIARY BLAZE
fire Suoonmb in Fire Which Destroys Hew
Tork Tenement House.
ITALIAN GIVES LIFE FOR COMRADES
Policeman Rescues 'Three, Returns
for More, Is Cat OsT, Prepares
to Jump, hut Heln
NEW TORK, June 13.-Flve persons were
burned to death early today In a flat build
ing at 344 East Fifteenth street It Is be
lieved the fire was of incendiary origin.
THERESA DECICCO, 4 years.
CAMILLO DECICCO, i years.
ALFREDO DECICCO. 4 months.
FRANCI8CA STEFANO, 8 years.
QUIBBEPPB CIPRIANO. 24 years.
It is claimed by the police that the hall
ways or the building had been covered
with oil and that bundles of rags saturated
with the same substance also were found
scattered about the place.
The fire was discovered by LMo De
clcco, who lives on the thrd floor of the
building. He was caring for a sick child
when he smelled smoke, and looking Into
the hall found it filled with smoke and
flames. His cries aroused the other ten
ants, most of whom made their escape.
Declcco, his wife and one child were
taken down a Are escape by a policeman,
who tried to return for others, but was
surrounded by flames at the third floor and
was preparing to jump when the firemen
Firemen Arrlva Too Lato.
The building at this time was burning
fiercely, but firemen were sent up the
ladders In an effort to rescue others.
Clprlano was found on the top floor still
alive, but unconscious. He was taken to
the hospital, where he died half an hour
later. Again the firemen started up the
ladder, but they were forced back by the
blase, and further search of the building
was Impossible until the fire waa extin
guished. The bodies of ths three Declcco children
were found on the third floor. Clprlano is
thought to have assisted members of the
Stefano family to the street and was over
come when he returned to make further
The police are of the opinion that the
fire was of incendiary origin. There have
been a number of Incendiary fires .in tene
ments in this locality and a number of
lives have been lost.
Lose Lives la Distillery,
GLASGOW, June 13. Three men. three
boys und a woman were killed and a num
ber of persons were Injured last night as
the result of a fire at a whiskey distillery.
Thousands of casks of spirits exploded,
blowing In a wall of an adjoining flour mill.
The victims were burled beneath the
Return 4U. OO,
via Nickel Plate road, account meeting of
Christian Scientists June 38 July L Tickets
on sale June Z, 3S and 37, with open re
turn limit of June 28. By depositing tickets
with Joint agent in Boaton on July 1, 3, 3
or 4. and payment of fee of 60 centa, ex
tended limit returning until August 1 may
be obtained. Stopover at Niagara Falls
In either direction without extra charge.
No excess fare charged on any of our
tralna Three tralna dally. Through ves
tlbuled aleeplng cars. American club meals
served in dining cars on Nickel Plate road
also meals a Is carta Address John Y.
Calahan, Qeneral Agent, 118 Adams St.,
room 238. Chicago, for reservation of sleep
ing car space and other Information.
Railroad Mast Pay Damages.
FORT DO DOE, la., June 13 (Special
Telegram.) The jury in the 830.000 damage
suit of Mra Catherine Ci. Kotty sgalnst
the Chicsgo Great Northern railway this
morning brought to t verdict fur 87,000 for
grounds with col- lOlp
to 50c yard I
the plaintiff. The case was tried In ths
federal court now In session In this city
and was a hard fought legal battle. The
Jury was instructed this morning and
returned a verdict after being out an
hour and a half.
MRS. VROOMAN GETS DIVORCE
Wife of Wall Known Socialist Is
Separated from Him fey
TRENTON, Mo., Juno IS Mrs. Vrooman.
wife of Walter Vrooman, tho noted social
ist, promoter of co-operative colonies and
founder of Ruskln college, was granted a
divorce here today from her husband.
Mrs. Vrooman 'ater collapsed and It was
necessary to administer lestoratives be
fore she could be taken from the court
The evidence presented declared that Mr.
Vrooman had declared he would marry a
woman whose name was cited In the peti
tion. Vrooman's attorneys presented In
structions withdrawing from the case.
Mrs. Vroonan was a Miss Graffln and
belongs to a prominent Baltimore family.
Her maiden name was restored. She has been
much Interested In philanthropic works,
and it said to have expended over 27A000
In Mr. Vrooman's schemes. Her brother
was present In the courtroom today.
HOTEL GUESTS LOSE GEMS
Suspects Arrested Hnve Stolen Silver
ware nt Home, hut Dlnmonds
Aro Still Mission-.
NEW TORK. June 13. Eight thousand
dollars worth of diamonds are alleged to
have been stolen from J. P. Taylor and his
wife at a smalhotel here, and under arrest
are Alice Howard, who Is employed In the
hotel, and Norman H. Powell.
No trace of the diamonds or of pawn
tickets were found at their home, but rome
of the hotel silverware was found, which
the prisoners were unable to account for.
FORECAST 0FTHE WEATHER
Showers In Western Nehrnekn To
day, hut Fnlr Wonther
WASHINGTON, June 13. Forecast for
Sunday and Monday: '
For Nebraska Partly cloudy Sunday and
probably showers In west portion; Monday,
For Iowa and South Dakota Fair Sun
day and Monday.
For Illinois Fair Sunday and warmer in
south portion; Monday, fair; light to fresh
west winds, becoming variable.
For Kansas Partly cloudy Sunday and
probably showers in western portion; Mon
day, fair and warmer.
For Missouri Partly cloudy Sunday and
warmer In eaat portion; Monday, fair.
For Colorado Fair and warmer In west,
showers In sast portion Sunday; Monday,
fair, and warmer in east portion.
For Wyoming Showers and warmer Sun
day;' Monday, fair. ,
For Montana Showers Sunday, except
fair and cooler In extreme east portion;
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU.
OMAHA, June 13. Offlclal record of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
the rorrespondlng day of ths last three
lira. i02. isoi. itoo.
Maximum temperature... 76 7 M 76
Minimum temperature .. M W 63 63
Mean temperature M 71 74 rt
Precipitation 00 .04 .00 T
Record of temperature and precipitation
at Omaha for this day and since March 1.
Normal temperature 73
Deficiency for the day t
Total excess since March 1 117
Normal precipitation II Inch
tendency for the day IS Inch
Precipitation since March 1 11.43 Inches
Excess since March 1 13 Inch
leniency for cor. period. 1903. .3 M Inches
Deficiency for cur. period, Uol.,,.3. 81 Inches
rinay, Irish Crochet Venetlnn and
Faraa-uny R fleets, Edges
Insertions, band and gsloona in whits,
ecru and black, all priced very low.
White Point de Pnrla Luces
34 to I Inches wide special values,
at, per yard. 20c, l&c, 12Ho, nwl
lOo and 2C
Koveltles la Tuxedo Mesh Veil-
hlaclc and black and white
new meshes and new slots
At, per yard, 60c, 86c,
ST-Ineh rina French Mnllnea Net-
In all colors for rosettes, ex
tra quality, a yard
Pine Swiss and Nainsook Emhreld.
cry. Insertions and Beading;
Extra values, at, a yard, 25c, j
iOa. 16c, I2a and lUC
New Wash stocks
Very latest shapes. In madras, can
vas, basket weaves and corded ef
fectsextra values, at, each
60o and Vv3C
Fine Belfast Linen Camhrle Hand,
One-quarter Inch hemstitched, (every
thread linen), worth Uo each, 4I
Fine sheer Belfast Linen Lnwn
One-elgth and one-quarter Inch hem
stitched borders, these ar " 4 T
well worth SSo each, special IOC
Finest Quality Ocean Pearl But
tons and Waist Sets
In all sizes, at very lowest prices.
Farnam and 15th
MISSING PRINCE SCENTED
Professor Hoffman, Late of Iowa Univer
sity, Declared to Be Bndolph of Austria.
RESIGNS POST TO PRESERVE SECRET
Teacher Intimate with Prominent
Snbjeet of Emperor Frnncls Jos
eph How Llvlnsr la MlchU
ran When Ho Visits.
MARINETTE, Wis., June 18.-Ths Mat.
Inette Bar is authority for a story that
Prof. Hoffman, who recently resigned
from the faculty of the University of Iowa
is Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria, who
was supposed to have killed himself fif
teen years ago. Hoffman's resignation at
the university was requested because he
refused to reveal his Identity after admit
ting that he was going under an as
sumed name It Is stated that Prof. Hoff
man recently visited a prominent woman
in Menominee, Mich., who Is a sister of
ths commander of an Austrian battleship.
At the time the crown prince Is sup
posed to have killed himself, it is asserted,
a corpse resembling him, was made use of
at the funeral, while the prince . disap
peared. The crown prince was considered
one of the leading physicians of Austria.
The story In part is .confirmed by Dr.
Redllngs of this city and Attorney B. J.
Brown of Menominee. Circumstances in
' connection ' with Hoffman's stay here aim
tend to confirm the story.
Meetlnf In Boston, June 28 July 1. It will
be to your advantage to obtain rates sp
plylng over the Nickel Plate road before
purchasing elsewhere. No excess fare
charged on any of our trains. Tickets on
sale June 26, 26 and 27. Final return limit
August 1. Call on or address John T.
Calahan, General Agent, 118 Adams St.,
room 298, Chicago, for particulars ss to
stopovers, train service, etc.
REPLACE PISTOLS WITH FISTS
California Men Dispute Over Fence
Eudlnar with General
SACRAMENTO. Cel., June 13.-A bloody
battle occurred thla afternoon between
neighbors In Slater's addition near the Sac
W. F. Lock wood shot and killed John
Gould, an employe of the Southern Pacific
shops. Lock wood then shot Gould's wife
In the side, but he disclaims any Intention
to harm her. The 13-year-old son of Oould
raised his father's pistol at his aasussln,
but the cartridges had all been discharged.
The trouble arose over a fence. Previous
to the shooting the men fought with lists.
The outcome being unsatisfactory to loth
sides, the men secured pistols and the duel
followed. Lock wood was srrested.
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