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TnK MATT A DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1003.
DICE BERLIN IS FOUND DEAD
Genial Kan ' About . Town a Victim of
WIDELY POPULAR IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE
Dlsroverr Hla Body Is Made by
Friends Calling; at Hli Offlr
oa Matters of Bail.
"My head la hurting, so will rtose and
hurry to Happy Hollow. Always the same
Dick." closes the last letter written by
"Dick" Berlin to his sister Alda, which
laid open on the desk at which he was
found asphyxiated yesterday. He had
struggled to address the envelope, but
succeeded In making only an Illegible
crawl. The letter Is couched In a light,
cheerful vein, and begins by saying that
the writer had had breakfast, a ahave.
read the morning papers and would write
he had Just time before going to "Happy
Hollow." the home of Mr. Patrick. In Dun
dee, for dinner. There he said he would
enjoy the dinner, as he had a headache,
due, he surmised, to sleeping too long.
Richard S. Berlin was one of the beet
known and moat popular men about town.
Hla body was found dead In his office, room
1. Continental building, at yesterday
morning. Death was due to Illuminating
gas, which escaped from the open cock of
a small gas stove In a small adjoining
apartment. Life evidently had been ex
tinct since about 2 o'clock Sunday artcr
noon. The discovery of the tragedy was
made by Dr. H. A. Foster, an Intimate
friend, who had an adjoining office, and
Robert W. Patrick, a cousin, who had
called on a business errand.
Berlin was seated In his arm chair at
hla desk where he had written two letters.
His pen was held firmly In his hand and
his chin rested on his breast. The attitude
was one of eaae as though he had fallen
asleep. The body was cold and stiff and
the physicians aald deatn had ensued at
least from S to 10 hours previous.
Death Purely Accidental.
Dr. Foster and Mr. Patrick were almost
orer-come by the sight although prepared
for It somewhat by the smell of gas in the
hall and their Inability to rouse Mr. Berlin.
The news of the affair spread quickly and
within half and hour the offices were filled
with a crowd of men, some of whom sobbed
In their grief.
There Is no evidence to show that the
cause of Mr. Berlin's deatn was other than
an accident. Hla financial affairs were In
good condition . while his personal and
family connections were all of a happy
character. Passages In the last letter he
wrote, addressed to Mrs. George Knight
White of San Francisco seem to show that
he was already being overcome by the gas
at tha time and did not realise It. The gas
stove he used to warm water for lavatory
purposes and tha surmise Is advanced that
the flame was extinguished by a temporary
stopping of the flow, whlcn was later re
plenish. All the windows and doors to the
Inner office were closed, save the door from
the small room containing the gas stove. Not
tha sllghest Indication could be found that
he was tired of life. He hud planned to
leave for Colorado Monday afternoon to
transact some business 'connected with the
Mia of a gold mine, which eaatern parties
had agreed to purchase for a aum ap
Gaa Odor Forewarned Visitors.
Dr. H. A. Foster heard Mr. Patrick's
knocking and came out of his office to re
mark that he had noticed a strong amell
of gas In the hall as he passed a few
minutes before. Foster climbed through
tha transom of Mr. Berltn'a sleeping a part -mant
and at first glance saw tha bed
freshly made and no signs of disorder. He
passed through the study to tha Inner
office, where he beheld tha dead body. He
summoned Dr. R. M. Stone and Dr. B. R.
Lavender, who made a professional exam
ination of . the remains. Coroner Bralley
was summoned and removed the body.
Besides the letter first quoted, another
letter, addressed to J. A. Hayes, 428
Sheldly building, Kansas City, Mo., had
been placed In a stamped envelope which
was addressed and sealed.
The last seen of Berlin alive was Just
before noon Sunday, when he stepped Into
the office of Dr. Foster to telephone Mr.
Patrick that he would be out for dinner.
Bo far aa la known ha had no visitors after
returning to the office. He had removed
his hat, coat and vest, but otherwise was
fully dressed. If there had been water In
the. vessel on the gas stove It must have
evaporated before the flame was blown
out, as none was left yesterday morning. -
His Maor-ftlded Career.
"Dick" Berlin was aoout 40 years old.
For years he had been engaged In the real
ex t ate business and was the president of
the Berlin company, which dealt In securi
ties and financial obligations. During the
last twenty-five years he has been a fa
miliar and well known personage in local
politics, and at various times held several
elective and appointive offices. He was tha
son of the late Jonathan Berlin, a success
ful farmer near IrvTngton, and came to
Omaha with his family when he was 9
years old, having been born in Pittsburg.
A definite charm of manner and never
falling geniality and kindness of heart made
Berlin always a very popular roan. He was
a thirty-second degree Mason, a noble of
the " Mystic Shrine and an Elk. He was
fond of society and was a member of the
Country club. Many stories were told yes
terday of his generosity to his friends of
bis osrn class and standing, but temporarily
"down on their luck." and his rooms In the
Continental block were often their asylum
of refuge and help. Politically he had
served the federal government, the state,
tne county ana me city. For a period of
eight years ending in 189 he was Missouri
river commissioner. He represented Doug
las county in mo legislature for one term
In 1889-90. and whi'.e there devoted much
time to effecting legislation for the creation
of the park system In Omaha. This work
ha looked upon a especially his own and
conuoerca nis greatest service to the mu
Ttlclpallty. After returning from the legis
lature n was eioriea county rommlsslonei
and served two terms. His next public do
sltlon was that of city gas Inspector, to
which he was appointed two years ago by
Mayor Moorea to fill the unexpired terra
caused by the death of Inspector Gilbert
Mr. Berlin assisted in the enumeration of
the census In lsw and In 1900 was nomi
nated lor director or tne census In this
district nut his appointment was turned
down through tha efforts of Senator Thurs
ton, who had previously ousted Berlin from
the river commlsalonershlp.
Tha near relatlvee left by the deceased
are his aunt. Mrs. J. N. H. Patrick, cousins
Robert w. ratrteg ana t. t. wnson. and
Used by people of refinement
tor over a quarter of a century
. PUKpARKD Y
jjfi"Vi ."'!, -j'TI
Great I f"UJ"
TUESDAY'S DIG SPECIALS Itl THE
Our great semi-annual clearing sale Is establishing new records every day
for tremendous selling and extraordinary bargains. Our vast stocks of sum
Tier gocds which must all be cleared, away quickly are being brought for
ward every day to pile the bargain squares.
Each dav during this great sale we will present a series of special clear
ing rale events. These dally features will be the greatest bargain events of
'he grand clearing sale.
Here Are the dreat Selling Events Planned for Today:
Sale of Laces. Sale of Ladles' Vests.
Sale of Embroideries. Sale of Handkerchiefs.
Sale of Muslin Underwear. Sale of Silks.
Splendid Laces at 10c, 5c, 3Jc, lie
, ii i I- II .-I-... I .11 .... hi i . .11 . . .in . i - mm m
A preat dlnplny of the finest Imported Laces, In Inserting", Galloons,
Rands, etc. worth easily up to 2Tk: a s m it if
yanl-SPECIAL CLEARING SALE .(jC-jC-J feC"! 2C
Embroideries at 19c, 5c and 3c
The finest Embroideries ever offered
broideries, insertlnirN. (Jalloonn, Bands
etc.-all widths SPECIAL CLEAR
ING SALE I'RICE-yard
Fine Muslin Underwear at 49c and 39c
Drawers, Corset Covers and gowns made of the A - f
best muslins, and cambric prettily trimmed JL VJ I a , "
worth up to 75c, SPECIAL CLEARING SALE
Ladies' Vests at 15c, 10c and 3c
In liht summer weight, all sices, ribbon trimmed, variety of colors,
worth up to 35o each f S)
8PKCIAL CLEARING SALE PRICE IOG"lLlC3C
Ladies' and Men's All Linen Handkerchiefs
Worthas high as 35o each. SPECIAL CLEARING SALE J ggy ( q
Clearing Sale of Swell Silks
A splendid showing of C. J. Bonnet
fetas 27 inches wide the most
be bought-SPECIAL CLEARING SALE PRICE-yard
DRESS FOULARDS AT 37ic
A large bargain square filled with
Waist Silks, Dress Foulards nnd
CLEARING SALE SPECIAL at
50c SILK CORDS AT 25c
All our best 50c qunllty All Silk Cords
CLEARING SALE SPECIAL at-per
the following sisters: Mrs. George Knight
White of Ban Francisco, Mrs. Mitchell of
Chicago and Mrs. W. H. 8. Hughes and
Mrs. K. W. Worley of Omaha.
Verdict of cCroer'a Jury.
The Jury Impanelled by Coroner Bralley
found that death had been caused "by
accidental asphyxiation." The witnesses
examined were Robert W. Patrick, a cousin
of the deceased, who as his attorney had
charge of his affairs and who told the Jury
that Mr. Berlin's finances were In prosper
ous shape: Dr. LeRoy Crummer, who testi
fied that he had treated Berlin for catarrh
. nnmhfr of times; Drs. H. A. Foster.
R. M. Stone and W. R. Lavender.
i first to view the remains,
Albert W. Mayne. secretary of the Berlin
company, who said that on Sunday morn
ing he had done some writing pertinent to
the affairs of the concern in Berlin's office
and that he found the room comfortable,
though the windows were down and the
door closed, as tney were wiwu "
was found. t
Berlin had long been a surrerer irora
catarrh, which Impaired xne onciur7
nerves, and It was therefore not considered
surprising that he did not smell the escap-
Why Windows Were Shot.
Tn nun or two conversations he had ex
plained that by keeping the windows closed
he kept out the retleciion or xne neai iruu.
the pavements below, his suite being on
the first floor. Complete railroad trans
portation from Omaha to Breckenrldge.
Colo., where the mine he was about to sell
Is located, and where he had planned to go
vesterday. was found in nis doming, to
gether with a supply of ready money.
The only feature or me inqurai wmt
was against the assumption that Berlin
overcome about z o ciock
testimony of Dr. Lavender that when pass
ing through the hall at 4:30 Sunday after
noon he had observed the door to Berlin's
private office open, also that he was not
sitting at his desk. The door was closed
and the occupant at his desk when found.
The funeral will be held this arternoon
and will be private, with Interment in the
family lot at Prospect mil.
The Bennett Company.
OUR GROCERY DEPARTMENT IS SEC
OND TO NONci ja itiio ncoitnn
COUNTRY. WE BUY DIRECT AND
SAVE OUR CUSTOM EK8 MUNKI UIM
FRESH. NEW. CLEAN. RELIABLE.
FREE, CUP AND BAUCEH WITH
EVERY POUND OF TEA.
Baked beans, can, 6c.
Preserved blackberries, can, 6e.
Best laundry soap, 10c bars, 15c,
Presto, for pastry, pkg., 8c.
Oil sardines, can. Be.
Salmon, lib. can. 10c.
Full cream cheese, lb., 12Ha
FREE-ICE COLD BUTTERMILK TO
CUSTOMERS AT BUTTER DEPART
MENT-ALL YOU CAN DRINK.
BnrltuKton Hay Cheeks,
And all other pay checks are cashed at our
bank. We pay 4 per cent Interest and
open accounts for $1 or more.
i. U BRANDEIS at SONS. Bankers.
Special Low Rat Chaataaqaa Eieir
sloa Jaly S4,
VI Lake Shore A Michigan Southern rail
way; $14.00 for the round trip from Chicago.
Return limit 30 days.. A handsome Chautau
qua book, with any Information desired,
may be had by addressing M. S. Giles, T.
P. A.. Chicago, or C. F, Daly, chief A. G. P.
Birdie Starts SomethlaaT.
Mag Johnson, colored, met Birdie
Strauten on the street at a late hour last
light. The Strauten woman took some ex
ceptions to the Jolinsos woman's appear
ance and she started In to Indict a few
Injuries, but Omoer Dunn hnrened to be
tixi close and took a hand hefure tha trou
ble was fairly started. When brought to
the Jail the Johnson woman said: "I was
gwlne done dat while woman up sure, but
ma ehe am sick an' I dMn't want to git
Into no bad trouble. both wumen were
lata released oa bonds.
1 he Great
H In Sale
at such low figuresthere are Em
& Co.'s world renowned Black Taf
reliable silk that col
the prettiest Shirt
INVOLVES NEBRASKA LANDS
Interior Department to Deoida Hooted
Question in Few Months.
WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' ASSIGNMENTS
Cattlentea Who Now Control the Land
Are Anilons to Have Their Rights
Definitely Establish by
The question of the right of widows and
orphans of soldiers to assign to third
parties their right to make original or
additional entries to government land will
be decided finally by the Department of the
Interior In a few months and previous to
that time oral arguments and briefs will
be submitted by J. C. Klnsler of the firm
of Greene. Breckenrldge & Klnsler of this
city, who represent a number of widows
wno have assigned rights under the act
permitting these widows to succeed to the
rights of the soldiers upon their death, and
a number of persons who have purchased
The question has been of considerable
Interest In many of the western states,
being only secondary In the minds of the
cattlemen to the right to fence the public
domain. It was brought Into prominence
in tnis state with the advent of Colonel
Mosby, who came under Instructions to
Investigate the matter of renclng and other
Irregularities in the local administration of
the land laws. The Inspector found that at
the land offices at Alliance nH kt-.i.
Platte a large number or the widows of
deceased soldiers had made entry to land
and transferred the land to other parties.
aiierwaras proving up on tne land srlthnnt
residing thereon, the necessary Improve
ments naving Deen made by the persons In
possession of the land though assignment
by the widows.
Investigation by Grand Jary. .
"When Colonel Mosby discovered thaaa
things and found that the widows had been
using a blank which contained the affirma
tion that they had lived upon the land and
compiled with the terms of the homestead
law ce reported the matter to Washington
and to the United States district attorney
at Omaha. There was a rather long in
vestigation before a federal grand Jury
wunoui resuu so xar as is known at this
time, and the matter has been held In
abeyance, so far as criminal prosecution
for making false affidavits is concerned,
pending a decision of the questions sub
mitted to the Interior department When
the matter was first investigated the at
torneys for the cattlemen who had secured
the land and for the widows advanced the
proposition that the widows had a right
to assign their claims to the land to third
parties, and held that decisions of the
United States supreme court and of a
lower federal court sustained this position,
as well as decisions of the general land
office. After an Investigation the depart
ment now indicates that the decisions of
the general land office upon which the
claimants to the land relied are erroneous
and that the widow does not succeed to
the full right of the deceased soldier, but
only, to certain parts of that right, and
that she must reside upon the land.
Fot Bale Due !! on one of the beat New
York City hotels at a good discount Ad
dress S M. care Omaha Bee.
M'NirilOIJt Sister Msry Laurentia. In the
fifteenth year 01 religious lire, died at bt.
Catherine's academy, Eighteenth and
( ass strews.
Funeral Wednesday morning at o'clock
BALE?-Ben, aged 74 years.
Funeral Tuesday, July 14. at t p. m. from
the resMence of Frank Go ft. 2517 Franklin
street. Friends Invited.
BERLIN Richard 8., July 12. 19u3, aged 44
Funeral from Hi
Tttai maLIAULE kTUKU.
7c velveteen skirt bindings, yd 2Jc
10c cornet steels pair 3c
10c curling irons each ..3c
6 packages of pins for 5c
3c mourning pins box lc
Belding Bros.' sewing silks, 100 yards for 5c
liOO yards perfect machine threads ljc
Hose supporters pair 4 Jo
20c Ktockinett Dress Shields pair ...... 4Jc
15c back combs 4gc
Tooth brushes 4Jc
5c silk crochet cotton 2Jo
25c needlet books , 4 Jo
Hump hooks and eyes card lc
Nursery pins cad ; lc
20c fine combs 4 Jc
15c memorandum books x 4Jc
Gent's purses .4c
1,000 yards 10c and 15c torchon, lace yard 4c
15c tack pullers 4Jc
Wait for big Embroidery sale Thursday.
Ladies' Skirts, Corsets, Etc.
Ladies' Straight Front corsets, in batiste and ventilated at . .49c
Ladies' and misses batiste and tape girdles, at 49c. Dr. Warner's
rust proof corsets, witli hose supporters attached, at $1.00 and
up. 500 doz. ladies' hose, samples of fine lisle thread, in plain
black, fancy black, lace and fancy colors, at 15c and 25c worth
from 50c to $ 1.00 per pair. ,
Ladies' fine, fancy trimmed corset covers and drawers, made of
fine quality of cambric, regular 50c quality, at 25c
Ladies' skirts, gowns, corset covers and drawers, trimmed with
double rows of insertion and embroidery trimmed, worth $1.00
Ladies' fine nainsook gowns, low neck and short sleeves, em
broidery nnd lace trimmed, worth f 1.50 to 2.00 at 98c
LfOTJ ONLY HAVE ONE rood set of Natural Teeth, see that they have
the best skill obtainable.
BAILEY, The Dentist.
lit) Attendant. Telephone 1085. 3rd Floor Ptxton Block.
-it . cl
- This week we're going to have a
house-cleaning on Tan Shoea and have
filled four bins with the beat Tan
Shoes, Slippers and Oxfords.
Bin No. 1 Misses' and Children's, 60c
Bin No. t Women's sizes, 60c.
Bin No. ft Misses' and Children's,
75c. r T
Bin No. 4 Women's size, tl.00.
This last Bin Is full of 13.00 and 14.00
Shos, In high and low cut styles, welt
and turn soles.
Broken lota Boys' and Youth's, $1.00.
Tan Shoes ere the thing and next
season will be worn exclusively, and
we must get cur present stork out to
make room lor tne urn stock.
DREXEL SHOE CO.,
Omaha's Up-to-Dato Shoe Mouse
1419 Farnam Street.
You Hay Bo Tired
of reading advertisements, especially dur-
. , i . . . V. n w K.i. ...... UH. .1,11
ing l II IS not Wrrtlliri , J
be, and we aon i unicto
the fact that we are saving drug buyers
money! If you doubt thla lust conipure
this price nsi wun uium m "
36o genuine Castoria
50c cuttcura ttaive
11.00 Peruna "
$1.00 Pierce's Favorite Prescription ....
11. w Warners pair w
15o Allcock s Planters, only size made...
n...!.)...,1. v'AB-jktulilA ('nmnound...
$1.00 Palne's Celery Compound
$1.00 Dr. Miles' Nervine (guaranteed)... iMc
jiii. o .,uv . - -
25c Chamberlain's Stomach Tablets .... 2o
2Bc Pierce tills m
11.00 Temptation Tonic
S2 00 ChenUr'n Genuine Pennyroyal PillMl
nnM ATT X'KltIT
Ttvo Themes 747 and TAT.
16th ad Chicago Dtreets. Omaha.
Card of Thanks.
In behalf of myself and family, I express
my sincere thanks to friends and the
Omaha Musicians association fur their
kindness and sympathy extended to us dur
ing our bereavement in the loss of our
beloved son, Michael.
8t Ixmls and return
The Wabash Railroad. Bold
July 18. 19 and 20.
Wabash city office,
1601 Farnam St.
Epworth League Dirariloa
To Detroit via Michigan Central, July 14
and 1. from Chicago. Excursion side trips
to all resorts north and east. Address O.
W. Ruggles, G. P. T. A.. Chicago.
(fcalet Saatmsr Resorts Alomar the Lake
Shore- 4t Mlchlaan soathera Itr.
la the title of a pamphlet that may aid you
i KU.IIU. tha n.rTl.Kliir auestion of
"wners 10 go tor your m'.uvu. . mj
be had by addressing M. 8. Olles, T. P. A..
Chicago, or C. V. Iuly. chief A. G. P. A..
and Laco Salo
Deputy stats Yeterlnartaa.
n.L.R&!l&CC!OTTIv D. V. S.
Office and Infirmary, ttlfe and Masaa Its.
Sale of Serge Coats J
We've got too many serge coiita on
our counters. The coldest June in
years materially retarded buying of
summer coats. We've marked prices
on each and every coat that will move
them more quickly. Serge coats are ,
just the proper garments for the hot
weatlier. They go a great ways In '
making the summer season one of
$1.90 for Serge Coats Worth $2.75.
$2.75 for ScrRc Coats Worth $4. -J
$3.25 for Serge Coats Worth $5.
Men's and Boys' Straw Hats
What's the ue wearing your old
dirty straw hat, when you can buy
a new, clean one for 19c, that is
worth 75c 7
We have gone through our entire
stock and selected 9)0 men's and
boys' hats that are worth all the
way up to Toe.
You can taks your
"Mr-"1-""""""""""""" mmMnmmhmMvmmmavmmimvmtM jjj.i ii a tf
m d i tages, wnloh make 1:
It IS COOl coolerthan any other
Omaha office building.
It Is protected on the west from the scorohlng
afternoon sun; th breeze has every opportun
ity to find It, no matter what direction It blows.
It's white walled court, with its marble foun
tain, not only pleasss the- eye, but was de
signed by the architect to give perfect ventlla
tion to every office.
to kaxt roiirrs m
NSvVJiL-'Ji A ftfl A very attractive office suite on the
$17.50 to Denver Colorado Springs sad Pueblo
(Glen wood Springs $29.30.)
$30.50 Ogden and Salt Lake City.
$34.50 Butte and Helena.
$52.00 Portland, Tacoma and Seattle.
$45.00 San Francisco and Los Angeles.
$45.00 Portland, Tacoma and Seattle.
$50.00 Los Angeles and San Francisco.
r? Ait Auditorium Spoon o
would be a souvenir of Omaha to take with you for
friends you will vlHlt ihix summer $1.25. II Bo and 12 00.
We have a good many other doxlgns. Bend a few min
utes In our store look for the name
S. W. LINDSAY, Jeweler.
1816 Douglas 5tret.
Write for prices on Paul's
Oold Seal. Record Inks
Banks and Bankers.
Life and Fire Insurance
Mercantile Houses In Every
City and Town In America
New style quart, pint and half
Paul's Ink Co. are manufactur
ing a full line of Inks, mucilage
and paste, and Ink In bulk.
frtoea quoted on application.
PAUL'S I INK CO..
1 1 NiUl Stmt. Jersey City. N. J.
bale of Boys' Knee Pants
We want to clear up all our odd
lots of boys' knee pants We have
gone through our entire stock and
selected all the odd lots, and di
vided them Into two big lots.
They go on sale all thia week, un
til every pair ts aold. -
Pants that old for' ' -'I Air
Psnti that sold 6Sc-Sc-SI, for BOc
The Bee build
ing has nat
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tsmser 30, Inc.
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