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LEl'CII IDENTIFIES SUSPECTS
Motorman Oertiin Dern tad Tnttitr Ar
Odm Who Held Him Up.
OTHER CAR MEN ARE NOT SO POSITIVE
Heartas; Goos OTf to Allow Defease
Decide Whether It Will Intro,
tare TMtlmtir at Pre
The preliminary hearing of Barney Doran
and Jo Trattner, the Omaha youth
charged with holding up and robbing ths
crews of two motor cart near the taut end
of the bridge over the Missouri Sunday
night. July 2, gas commenced In Justice
Fields court yesterday afternoon. At the
close of the evidence of Conductor Mathl
son and Raph and Motorman Leuch, a con
tinuance wm taken to Tuesday morning In
order to give the defense time to decide
whether to Introduce testimony In Support
of an alibi at this time or not. The two
suspects are being held In $1,000 bonds each.
Motorman Leuch waa the only on of the
throe witnesses who was positive la his
Identification of the two men. lie said that
on his trip to Omaha he noticed the two
men and a woman standing at the east end
of the bridge and be took particular notice
of them. The witness hsd since seen the
wife of the prisoner. Doran, and he said
sho was not the woman with the two men
that night. The two men he noticed on his
trip to Omaha were the same, he was pos
itive, as held htm and Mathlson up. Leuch
also stated that If he saw the woman again
who was with the two men at the bridge he
was sure he could Identify her.
Conductor Mathlson, from whom the rob
bers secured the largest sum of money that
night, was not so positive In his Identifica
tion of the suspects. He (said they cor
responded In sise to the two men who held
him up and their voices seemed similar.
The larger one of the two, pointing towards
Doran, Mathlson said, had long, curly hair,
and he took particular note of this. Doran'
hair is long and curly.
Conductor Raph, who was somewhat
roughly handled by the robber because he
had not as much money on him as they an
ticipated, was only able to swear that the
men "toked like the two who held him up."
When arraigned Friday before Justice
Field, both Doran and Trattner appeared
to treat the whole matter as a joke and
when their ball waa placed at tl.OOO, Doran
laughed and said: "Oh. we can easily get
that. W are already out on a $1,000. bond
In Omaha." Testerday, however. It waa
evident they had begun to realise that It
was no joking matter and watched with
much Interest the testimony of the three
car men who ware robbed. They are be
ing defended by former County Attorney
John P. Organ, while the prosecution Is be
ing looked after by Deputy County At
torney Dillon Ross.
, The little court room was crowded during
the hearing yesterday afternoon despite the
fact that the room waa of a Turkish bath
temperature. It waa noticeable that though
several women were present Doran's wife
waa not In attendance. She called, how
ever, later In the afternoon at the county
Jail to aee her husband.
The sheriff's force la now working on the
theory that the woman seen by Motorman
Leuch -with the two men at the east end
of the bridge prior to the holdup la a young
woman with whom Trattner Is said to have
been keeping company. Up to date all ef
forts to locate this young woman have
AFFIRMS DEATH SENTENCES
apreme Coart Refuses New Trial to
Two Men Convicted of
(From a Staff Correspondent.
DBS MOINES, July . (Special.) John
Crockett, clerk of the supreme court, to
day formally notified Governor Cummins
that the supreme court had refused a re
hearing in the Louis Busse murder ease
and that a new date for the execution of
Busse should be set; Nothing but a com
mutation of sentence to life Imprisonment
can now stand in the way of the execution
of Busse and a commutation seems en
tirely unlikely. The Busse murder case
has been In the courts for many years. He
was convicted of killing his wife and at
tempted to conceal the crime by burning
down the house. The supreme court was
evenly divided on the case, which affirmed
the decision of the lower court Gov
ernor Cummins will at ones take up the
matter of fixing a new date for the hang
ing of Busse and also for the hanging of
Smith of Buxton.
Mrs. Edith McDIvttt was run over by an
Ingersoll avenue street car today and will
probably not survive. She was waiting for
a down town car when she was struck by
an outgoing car and both feet and her
left hand crushed. She waa taken to
There will be no company of the Na
tional Guard at Atlantic. General Thrift
nd Colonel Lincoln today returned from
Atlantlo where they went to Investigate
the petition of that city and discovered
hat there were but thirty-four ready to
be mustered In Instead of the minimum of
fifty-three which the department requires.
The city was given till next Monday te
raise the required number and falling the
company will go to some other city.
The National Biscuit company today an
nounced plans to erect a 176.000 building
at Tenth and Cherry streets In this olty,
the object being to largely Increase the
On receiving a letter stating that a sum
of money which she expected to receive on
the death of a maiden aunt In Vermont had
been willed to another, Mrs. Lee Mills cf
1QTI Mulberry street today took a doss of
chloroform. Then she derided that she
would rather not die and called a physician.
wto worked over her three or four hours
before she was out of danger.
Governor Cummins will be asked to offer
a reward for the capture and conviction ot
the murderer of Frits' Westbrook, who died
yesterday from a bullet wound received
while being held up. Cltlxens have taken
Ui matter up and unless the polio dis
cover a clue In a few days the reward will
bo asked for.
A counterfeiting outfit waa today discov
ered In a bureau drawer In a house at 214
East Fourth street which for a long time
has been occupied by disorderly persons.
The outfit consisted of dies and milling ma
slilnery and cunaldabl metal out of which
rounlerfelt(dullars were evidently cut. They
have been turned over to the federal au
thority. Official census figures show that Clayton
county haa lost over 1.600 people In the last
nv years, the greatest loss of any of the
counties in the state thus far. The popula
tion this year la M.211. and flve years ago It
was I7.1M. Sews counties reported today
how a toes la population. Th figures are
Counties. 19uJ. lauft.
Aiiamaaeo . ls.'ii ujn
Henion n.u& 177
. 4.ai Zt.lJA
... 17.314 H.y
Hancock 12.fcrt ltm
liobekaks laatall Oat Mrs.
I-OOAN. la.. July U. Specll ) Logan's
Rebekah lodge No. 141 recently Installed
the following officers: N. O., Mrs. Osoar
Hard; V. O., Mary Oliver; treasurer, Mrs.
H. M. Creager; secretary, Mrs. Bert
Sprinkle; F. 8., Alice Lindsay.
TALBOT OIT or nOKR PHOJECT
Ramor that Peter Iter Is Backlog la
terprlse Meets Deatal.
BIOUX CITT. Ia.. July lS.-(Specla! Tele
gramsCaptain R. A. Talbot, who has pro
moted the Sioux City, Homer Southern
railroad to Its present ' stage; has disposed
of his Interests for the park at Crystal
lake, which he propose to make Into a
summer resort of consequence.
It Is understood here that Peter Her of
Omaha is one of the backers of the road.
It Is reported the road Is to be extended
from Dakota City, Neb., to Omaha, The
right-of-way has been secured to the reser
vation and the Department of the. Interior
has given permission for th road to cross
the reservation. ,
"I have not one penny's Interest In this
road and don't know that I ever shall
have," said Mr. Her at his home In Omaha
last night., "They have been urging and
urging me to take hold of It, but all the
encouragement I have given tfiem Is that
I will take It up with our people when
Incendiaries Are Busy.
AVOCA. Ia., July 15. Incendiaries made
things rather warm for the firemen Thurs
day night. For five hours the boys wers
kept busy answering fire alarms.
The Rock Island pump house east of
the depot was the first object of the In
eendiary attack. Fire broke out In It at
1:30 o'clock. The firemen responded
promptly and did effective work, but were
unable to extinguish the flames before
considerable damage had been done.
An hour later the coal dock was set on
fire In four different places, but the dam
age was slight
The fire was barely extinguished before
an old box car used for storing coal, and
not ten feet away from' the coal dock,
broke out In flames. The car was almost
destroyed before the firemen eould put
out the flames.
At 2;J0 a. m. the Incendiaries fired a
small building near the pump house,
which contained oil and waste. This
blase was extinguished before doing much
As the firemen were returning j their
homes Schmidt & Bunge's bins nng the
Rock Island track wers set afire, but the
blase waa put out by the light company
employes without turning In an alarm.
That the fires were the work of Incen
diaries Is evidenced by ths finding of par
tially burned oil waste at ths places where
Two Thefts and Two Thieves Caught.
. ATLANTIC, Ia., July 16. (Special Tele
gram.) H. W. Lowe, a well known cltisen
of this city, waa relieved of T30 by some
light-fingered gentlemen yesterday after
noon. Mr. Lowe stepped Into the toilet
room In one of the Walnut street saloons,
hanging his vest ud lust outside the Ann
On again taking up his vest he discovered
About fnldnlaht last nlsht th hnru mrA
buggy belonging to Levi Shanvler
stolen from-ln front of his office by two
nara-iooking strangers, who were later
an captured and locked uo In th.
JalL While tnere Is no proof yet some
tning tnese men took Mr. Lowe's pocket
book, as they were said to havs been In
Presbrterlaa Chare Deoloatod.
WOODBINE! Ia.. Julv IB. (Rnecl.l lTh.
First Presbyterian church was dedicated
lasi eunaay morning before an audience of
00. Rev.' Samuel Convbeaa of iiid.ii.
delivered the address. Rev. Clint J. W.
Trlem was Installed as pastor on the Sat
urday preceding, the ceremony being con
ducted by Rev. H. Kremers of Logan.
This church cost $7,600 and Is a large and
beautiful frame structure located on a
Lightning Boras Baras.
NEVADA. Ia., July .-(8peclal.-Llght-nlng
struck R, A. Fraaler's barn near here
and burned It with Its contents, loo tons
of hay. An equal amount of hay was de
stroyed In a barn belonging to J. H.
Twedt at Roland. Story county crops suf
fered considerable damage.
Catholloa Hold Plealc.
LOGAN, Ia., July IS. (Special. ) The an
nual picnic, of the Catholic societies of Har
rison county will be held at Ollmores
grove on Wednesday, July Is. George W.
Egan of Goran will be the principal
Jfeola Papers to Consolidate.
NEOLA, Ia., July 16. (Special.) George
Wilkinson, Neola's postmaster, and editor
of the Neol Gasette, is now In charge of
the Neola Reporter and will probably con
solidate It Into the Gasette-Reporter.
COTTON MEN IN CONFERENCE
Jordaa sad Hester Visit Washlagtoa
a Ha to Secret Com.
WASHINGTON. July M.-Harvey Jordan,
president of the Southern Cotton associa.
tlon, arrived here today and Immediately
went Into conference with Richard Cheat,
ham, secretary of the sams association, and
Henry Hester, secretary of the New Or
leans Cotton exchange, who are in the city
In connection with ths probing of charges
that the government cotton statistics have
been juggled for the benefit of stock
Nons of them would state the character
of the business under consideration beyond
saying that the officials of the two organi
sations In every way possible will assist
the examination of the charges which Is
being conducted by the Department of Jus
tlce. "ANTITRUST" LAW IS VALID
apreme Coart of Arkaaaas tapporls
Actloa of Legislators Against
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. July 1.-Ths Ar
kansas anti-trust law was declared valid
by the supreme court of the state today,
two justices dissenting from ths opinion. It
Is agreed that th effect of the decision
will be to shut out from the state all the
old line insurance companies that maintain
a rating agreement and trust products sold
In the state will be In violation of Its
The case was carried to th supreme
court by a Connecticut Are Insurance com
pany to test ths law.
MISS R00SEVELT MISSES BOAT
President's Daagater Takea to Ship
by Tss ia Harbor of
HONOLULU. July lS.-Rtumlng front
Walklkl. Miss Roosevelt, Mrs. Dubois,
Senator Newlands and Congressman Long,
worth, who were guests of Sheriff Brown,
wore too late for the steamer Manchuria,
Which had already left the wharf. They
were taken out on a tug which "was carry
ing a larga number of cm sens to bid ths
party farewell, and were transerred to a
launch In the opea aoa and then carried
to the Manchuria.
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MAINE CETS A SHAKEN IP
Esrthqnti Ehoek Toll Throughout th
Stats Saturday Morning.
OlSrUPIANCE LASTS TEN SECONDS
Vibration Does Hot Extend West
ot New Hampshire sad the
Damage ia Very
PORTLAND, Me.. July IS -An earthquake
shock affecting the large rportlon of Maine
occurred at 6:10 a. m. today and was notice
able for about ten seconds. It was said to
have been more severe than the shocks of
March 21. 1904, which occurred about 1 a. m.
Today's trembling awoke many people from
sleep. It was reported from Bangor to lot
tery and from above Farmlngton to the
coast at Rockland, and seemed most se
vere In central Maine, especially at Au
gusta and Watervllle. Early reports of the
quaking were received from Klttery, Tork,
Blddeford, Portland. Brunswick, Lewlston,
Augusts, Watervllle, Rumford, Farming
ton, Skowhegan. Rockland, Belfast and
Bangor, also Manchester and Concord In
New Hampshire. - Night operators of the
New England Teleohone ami Teletrinnn
company at Caribou. Houlton and Mllll-
nocK, all east of Bangor, did not notice any
disturbance. Two shocks were felt In
Brunswick, Thomaston and some other
places, the second being more severe than
the first. In the vicinity of Portland a
rumbling noise accomDanled the shock. he.
lng heard perceptibly by Captain Gilbert
M. Dlnsmore of the Portland observatory,
who became familiar with earthquakes
while living In Mexico. The state prison at
Thomaston was shaken, but no damage was
done there or In any section of the state.
Reports Indicate that the shock was not
felt west of New Hampshire.
Blddeford, Saco and Old Orchard also
noticed the shock at 6:05 this mnminr Th.
earth trembled and thejs was a sound like
distant thunder. The convulsion was of
but a. few seconds' duration. At Bangor
there waa one long rumble which rattled
dishes and shook windows.
State Geologist Leslie A. Lee of Bowdoln
college said as near as he could judge the
tremulous agitation passed from east to
west at 1:10 o'clock and was between seven
and ten seconds In duration. There Is no
instrument at Bowdoln for registering the
velocity and strength of the concussion.
Prof. Lee said It was one of those shocks
which is caused by the slipping of rock on
the aids of a fissure at some considerable
depth, probably two or three mllee, as a
result of long continued strain. Prof. Lee
could not locate, from reports received, the
center ot the shock.
CONCORD. N. H., July 16.-An earth
quake shock was distinctly felt In this city
at 6:10 this morning. Reports from the city
of Manchester and other points Indicate
that a distinct shock was experienced over
the southern section of the state at about
the same hour.
WOULD TELL BUT A PART
People Offer to Testify Against Al
leged Blackmailer if Not Que,
tloned as to Scandals.
NEW YORK. July 15.-Thre prominent
society people have Informed the district
attorney's office that. If their services are
required they will appear as complainants
against Charles B. Ahle of the Society Ed
itors' association, who yesterday was held
In 12,1500 ball to the grand jury on a charge
of attempted blackmail, lodged by Edward
M. Post of the New Tork Stock exchange.
This announcement was msde by Assistant
District Attorney Paul Krotel today, who
has been assigned by District Attorney
Jerome to prosecute Ahle on Mr. Post's
The allegation against Ahle Is that he at
tempted to coerce Post into subscribing
for a book dealing with the New Tork
society which was to be printed and sold
to subscribers at 1500 per copy. Mr. Post
alleges that Ahle told him that a scandal
ous story Involving his name, which was
In the possession of a New York society
publication, would not be printed If he
subsorlbed for the book. At the time of
Ahle's arrest the police found a list con
taining the names of many persons prom
inent socially. Opposite each name were
figures representing sums ranging from J500
to 11.000. Up to today Mr. Post has stood
alone as complainant against Ahle, but
now, according to Assistant District Attor
ney Krotel, he Is to be reinforced by two
women and a man ot the highest social
standing, who are ready to press com
plaints against the prisoner on the same
grounds taken by Post Mr. Krotel ex
plained, howevei, that these offers were
conditional. The persons were ready to
testify against Ahle, he said, only If guar
anteed that no questions be asked concern
ing the scandals which they allege were
mentioned when their subscriptions were
MILITIAMEN SAVE ' POLICEMAN
Frightened Officer Shoots Two People
and Mob Threatens to
CHICAGO, July lS.-Members of the
Eighth regiment. Illinois National Guard,
on their way to the armory preparatory
to leaving for their annual encampment at
- - - en puueeman
from a crowd that was threatening a lynch-
i in i mrty-eeventh street. The
policeman was Fred Tvrb t, .
pointed recently for strike duty. In trying
iu a;i irora tne mot) He fired several
shots at his pursuers. Om a k. ...'.
- " ...w uuuris
struck Julia McHugh. 18 years old; an-
oiner ouuet passed through a man's hat
When the wounded mirt n
- - - - - - ..lei. were
cries of "lynch ths negro."
Finally, some of the more desperate mem.
bars of the mob nihl in . .
... wurm ana
disarmed him. He was knocked down snd
irmmpiea upon. was at this point that
the militiamen. In full uniform .
.... u rui(94J
with rifles, appeared.
Locke was taken to the hospital, where
his Injuries were dressed, and Int.- k.
- - w
The girl's Injury Is not serious. The
trouble was dus to an attempt by Lock
to disperse a crowd that was jeering at a
SIX MONTHS F0R FLIRTATION
"w York Jadg Paalshes 8t. Loals
Maa Who "Woke I p Wrong
NEW YORK. July 14.-A SIX month'
tsnos to prison for a passing street flirts,
tloa with married woman was Imposed
on Bonjomln F. Smith, who ram hr r
Kt Louis, by Magistrate SUUiert today.
. .!.. . itrace m. Gamble,
who Is bandsoms and dreasee stviiahi. I
- . J , wu i
suing jot ner nusoand. a Brooklyn bust- '
nsas man, at ins Madison avenue and
Forty-seooad street subway entrance. Smith
was passing ana spoke to her. Mrs. Gam.
ble resented this, struck Smith In th.
and cXused his arrest
In court today, although Mrs n. v.i.
herself requested leniency to th prisoner,
in magistral imposed sentence and at
the sams tiros Invited other Tarn mam aha
suffer from "masbsrs to act as did Mrs.
Gambia. - .
i , - i
8. A. Ooddell has been busy this week
putting In the new oven for W. K. llol
lett, ths baker.
The Ladies' Aid society of the Presby
terian church met at the hnnje of Mrs.
M. F. Powell Thursday afternoon.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Davis, Sunday,
girl, and to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roth,
Thursday, a girl. All of them are getting
The funeral of Mrs. Ed Cox, who died
Saturday, was held from the residence
Monday afternoon. A very large numter
of friends were present.
The street commissioner has had a force
of men at work this week on Main street
opening up ditches on each slile of the
street ana hanking up against the new
waiK recently put In to protect them.
M. B. Thompson went to Crelghton, Neb.,
Friday morning on account of the sick
ness of his father. From thi-re Mr. Thomp
son will make a trio throuvh Hnnth Iki.
kota to look after some business Interests.
Miss Elsie Reams, who lias been making
her home with her uncle, William A. Wil
son, for the past three years and attend
ing the Florence nubile school, left for
Rlverton, Neh., Thursday morning, where
me fturmeny uvea.
Rev. James E. Slack of Minnesota will
occupy the pulpit in the Presbyterian
inurcn juiy u M B prospective candldnte
for the place as minister permanently.
The church nas been without a regular
minister for several weeks now.
The Sunday school teachers In St.
Mark's church gave their pupils a picnic
at Itlvervlew park. Omaha, Wednesday aft
ernoon. They were accompanied by Fnther
Bmltn of Philadelphia, who was formerly
In charge of 6t Mark's church.
The Talbot Ico company had two crews
working here at their Ice houses this week
on account of the high water at their
houses on Cut-Orf lake. The water Is
stHl up around the houses there. They have
been loading ten cars per day at their
The Omaha Water company have been
cutting the second crop of alfalfa this
week. It Is as heavy ns the first crop
and a bettor finality, not being so coarse.
Most of the crop has been harvested with
out any rain falling on It. The first crop
had rain en part of it but no material
The high water has gone down to a
great extent.but it appears as if all the
com on the bottoms will b a loss It
W.av.npHrly two "et'ks behind on account
Of the late spring. All the potatoes In the
bottoms are a total lose. The water was
over them long enough to start them to
rotting, although the tops are green and
The Florence Improvement club commit
tees have been busy this week. , One of
the committees Is arranging for a building
ror a hardware store and tin shop com.
5!"f. nd a building has been secured
which It Is thought will suit the parties'.
The telephone committee has been assist
ing Mr. Lenhouts of the Nebraska Tele
phone oompany, who ha-s been In the
country for three days writing up on"
trEi"Tiy. vt,ry. on ln ,he country
s signing contracts for telephones, which
LnVn.rLtlfy'nf to tne telephone people
and they appreciate the fact very much
bo rar only the northwestern part of the
country, or rural route No 1 has beeS
gone over. Tills week route Nr. i,ni2
17 ft n A nvas m
Wmi AnhMrVP,ir'fe mnMy entertained
West Ambler friends on Saturday.
w,lm.a Dnrl'n celebrated her eighteenth
bhnhday at home with friends on Wednes-
and father here from Saturday until Mon-
city' Cockre11 during her absence from th
Rev. R. M. Henderson and daughter en-
TussdJSl fr'end8 frm Nrth "lah on
F. C. Hensman Is boarding with his
fSmHy'.nvWt nhIowaGan,Z- SA
mother for the benefit of his health
Mrs. T. Smith and family have been the
Fhf h1! h hr. mother. Mrs. Maestrlck, since
lake ter at their home at Cut-Off
Ralph Bpoerrl, who has been under the
doctor h care the past two weeks, Is 1m
tsck rapldly from sovero nervous at-
Della Crane Is spending her summer va
cation with her aunt ln Fremont, and her
sister. Miss Virginia with her aunt in
Miss Mae Syas has been the guest of her
cousin. Mrs. Frank Wallace, during Mr.
Wallaces sojourn in Kansas. He re
turned home Wednesday evening much
improved In health.
Mrs. Marlon Faverty and daughter.
Martha, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Anighe
and Mr. and Mrs. McLelan to Florence,
where they were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Powers.
Mrs. L. Darling entertained her daugh
ter Edna and baby and her aunt and undo,
Mr. and Mrs. Ie Mind, who were en route
from a visit In MlchlKun to their home at
Arapahoe, Neb., the llrst of the week.
The Ladles' Aid society of Southwest
church will meet at Hanscom park Thurs
day, July 20. at 9 o'clock for a picnic, to
which all the families of the society and
Interested friends are Invited to come with
well tilled baskets. Ice cream will also bo
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Aughe entertained -at
dinner Thursday for their daughter, Mrs.
. 8. Aughe and Conrad Thomas and
daughter. Mrs. H. Wyrlck, Mrs. Munger
and daughter, Flora, and Mrs. L.. Crawlord
of South Omaha and Miss Rachel Marshall
of Fullerton, Neb.
Mrs. George Hoaglund entertained her
sister, Mrs. Vineyard, last week.
Mrs. I. S. Leavltt returned on Friday
from a two weeks' sojourn ln Denver.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Robinson entertained
a number of Dundee people Tuesday even
ing. The families of Mr. R. C. Peters and N.
A. Puck. spent the duy at Lake Manawa
The storm of Thursday evening did con
siderable damage to a number of large
trees In the village.
Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Wenn addressed
the missionary meeting of the Dundee
Presbyterian church. A large audience
comprised of Omaha and Dundee men and
women were present.
On Thursday evening a Japanese enter
tainment was given ai the Dundee Presby
terian church by Rev.- Thomas C. Wenn
and his family of Osaka, Japan. Dressed
In native costume, they gave an Interest
ing object lesson ot tne home life In that
country, where they have been connected
with the missionary movement for twetity
Services will b held at th Methodist
Episcopal church today at the usual hours,
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Jorgenson of Stan
ton, Neb., were visitors In Benson last
Miss Gladys Sloan of Odin, 111., Is a
guest at the home of her aunt, Mrs. A. L.
Miss Myrtle Rodabaugh left last Satur
day for 8lella, Neb., where she will spend
The Laldes' Aid society will hold a busi
ness meeting at the church next Wednes
Mrs. P. Gravert. who ha been in the
Emmanuel hospital, has returned to her
home much Improved.
Mr. W. Harrison of Albion, Neb , who
was at one time a resident of Benson,
visited here last week.
Miss Celia Chrlsttanson entertained a
number of friends at the home of her par
ents last Wednesday evening.
The storm Thursday evening did quite a
little damage to trees, and the burn of U.
McCabe was struck by lightning.
Mr. and Mrs. Wedge are entertaining
their daughter, Mrs. Engler, and children
of West Point. Tliey will epeud the sum
B. A. Post has purchased the Flnlaysnn
home and will soon retire from his farm
west of Benson and reside In his new homo
The annual picnic of the St. James
orphange was held last Monday at lltver
vie. park. Two ears were chartered for
Arthur -and Henry Thomas, who have
been vilting In their home, left last week,
the former for New York City and the Ut
ter fur Detroit. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Jones and children of Pas,
dena. C'al , were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Clarke last week while they were on their
way home from Detroit.
An Ice cream social was given last Fri
day evening at the home of Mrs. II. J.
Grove, under the ausploes of the Ladles' Aid
society, which proved a success.
The Board ot Education met last Tuesday
evening and reorganised as follows: Mod.
erator, W. H. TtudaU: director. E. A.
Shelter; tresearer. BJ Huffman; j. B.
Joiulru, U. J. tirova, . . n...,, ouiu-
This Is Positively the Lost Opportunity to Take Advniitngo ot Doctor Brn tin
man's Famous $10 Offer. All persons applying before August 1st will ba
treated for $10 Until Cured. Every cose accepted this month under n posi
tive guarantee to cure or money refunded. Under no circumstances will this
offer be extended beyond July 31st. The Great Specialist's power over dls'
ease an inherent quality which few possess -an avalanche of cures.
He agrees to treat all persona sp- I
ply las; at his eme before Aagast 1
for the aomlaal sam of $10 aatll
cored. That Is, lo rovers the entire
rost ot a rare, medicines Inrlnded,
and no farther feo will be asked.
He farthermore agrees. If the patl.
ent Is not completely cared la a
specified length ot time, to rctnra the
money paid vrlthoot any nlthllng or
Ir. Brnnamnn wishes to make It
emphatic that this offer csplrea oa
the 81st day of July, and In order to
e the benefit of It treatment mast
bo commenced on or before tkot date.
It Is rmportant to call as early a
possible t order to avoid the rash
that win necessarily occnr daring
the close ot tkls phenomenal offer.
Deafness eared for 10, Asthma
cored for glO Stomach Disease oared
tor floi Kidney, Kervoa and all
Blood blseases oared or money re
aod Hay Fev
cared to stay cared.
BRONCHIAL ASTHMA Cl'RED,
bed. wai . "D' y !n
-l. ' ' viiutllllir, I ha1 trlfPfi
medicine relieved m at once, and"' no"?
2m..T,"t.1' C"rd' 1 h n"t taker?
from .11 ii "" nionins ana am free
yoTcured nb0V' "W"- 1 Know
TlndHl v lou2iV F' A Brogan. w. H.
Iihrurv w t "nance ano claims;
FB "gan GrVe- J- - Jndro
Kl V A M 1SA nr-akto. m I r i t . . . .
of A'n 1 wii aociai ai me noma
JulvK 0nin.t on Wednesday evening,
. , w niui.li overyune is invited.
MlB. PHna tin. . . , .
r.i .ZT """ enieriarneti a number
of young people at her home last week In
honor of im
Mondav fr ' .L"' T"" IF.".
t i" 'V1' Bt the reirular meeting of the
IL I ",ur' " renows lodge
the following officers were elected: Q. M
McCoy, D. D. ; A. C. Christian, N. O.;
Oeorge Bpecht, V. Q. ; T. D. Butler, R. 8.
N. O.; J. W. Hates, L. s. N. U.: N. Klrk
natrlck, W. K. ; E. Worthing, C. E. : O.
Wallace, I. O.; M. Orlnduelph, O. O.: H.
Keller. T. Flagman, S. P.; J. V. Long,
Rev. Mr. Leldy, chaplain. T
SLABAUGH PITIES HITCHCOCK
County Attorney Hegrets Only that He
and His Paper Aro So Easily
Vsed by Others.
'Well, Judge, I see that Hitchcock Is
opposed to watch dogs."
I understand so." renlled Judse Sla-
baugh. "Well, 1 11 tell you Hitchcock Is
not a very bad fellow, after all. He really
don't know better. I am sure I don't know
what he is mad about. But a man who
does something ln this world will always
be attacked by such fellows. It Is simply
history repeating Itself. Ths trouble with
my friend, Hitchcock. Is that he and his
paper are so easily used by others. I really
Pity him and harbor no 111 feeling against
mm and shall always speak kindly of
him, as I have always done. He Is a dis
appointed man, a failure ln whatever he
haa tried. If it were not for strong men
assisting him his paper would die a timely
death. But. as David Harum says. 'Fleas
are good for a dog. as they keep him from
worrying over his troubles." My motto Is.
'Do right and let the fleas bite.'
"And, say, It 1 really amusing to see
how my friend Hitchcock Interprets facts.
Recently his papei4 stated that I had se
cretly asked to nolle the Rosewater case.
The court the day after emphatically cor
rected It front the bench. It yesterday
stated that Mr. Connell and I agreed to
waive a Jury and try the case to the court
wherein his paper protested against paying
The Bee's bill for advertising ths scaven
ger tag sale. Mr. Connell and I never
talked about a Jury. As the county Is
interested to the eglent of $12,000, and as 1
am the county attorney, I deemed It my
duty to appear for the county, and all
I asked of the court was that tho case
might be speedily disposed of, to save the
county the Interest on 12,000 that It may
have to pay because of the delay caused
by simply a newspaper quarrel."
.CHARGE OF POISONING WELL
Minnesota Woman I nder Arrest Ao.
cased of Trying; to Kill
OWATONNA, Minn.. July 15. Wllda
Johnson, a young woman, is under arrest,
charged with having put poison Into a well
on the farm of Jonn L. Johnson and with
having sent an orange containing strych
nine to Mrs. Lundstrum, a daughter of
Johnson, who Is a teacher In the county
schools. The prisoner's preliminary hear,
lng has been set for August II.
According to the prosecution, Miss John
son was desperately In love .with a young
man of the .neighborhood. She Is said to
have become Jealous of Mrs. Lundstrom,
who is a young widow, and with the Idea
of getting h.er out of the way she Is
charged with sending a poisoned orange to
the school with a note saying It was "for
teacher only." The orange was laid aside,
and having failed ln this direction, the girl
Is alleged to have poisoned the Johnson
well. Fortunately, no one drank of the
water and the alleged crime was discovered
before any disastrous results ensued. The
orange was sent to the state chemist and
was discovered to contain enough strych
nine to kill a score of people.
FALLING WALLS KILL FOUR
Building- In Coarse of Construction
at Winnipeg Collapses, Fall,
lng oa Others.
WINNIPEG. Man.. July 15. A large four
story building ln course of erection here
was blown down last night by a gale, and
In falling its western wall crushed ad
joining houseyt eariylng death and dismay
amonf the occupants. Four wers killed
and upwards of a desen injured. In one
hou- were ten occupants snd in the other
six. The dead are:
W. H. BTEl VHriFr.
TWO UNIDENTIFIED WOMEN.
Considerable damage was also done In
the outskirts, where much building Is In
Heater's Cotton Report.
NEW ORLEANS. July 15.-Secretary Hes
ter s statement of the world s visible sup
ply of cotton slums a total of 3.3t7,f2 bales
syainst 1.314.1M last week Of this the total
of American cotton Is I,tiu7,l22 balss, against
Z.04.li Ul week.
flew iv Cure
Cures deafness and head
noises permanently hv
applying it to the ears. A mild current Is
passed through the ears, reducing Ml in
ftammatlon, relieving all shrunken and
thickened conditions of the ear drums. It
also acts as a great nerve tonic, restoring
and reviving tvery nerve fiber to a healthy
CONSl I-TATIO IS KHKE.
Free Trial Treatment at Office.
Drat SO Years Cared.
Twenty years ago I had the IaGrlppe
and It settled In my ears, causing them to
close up and pain me, my ears were sore,
I lost my hearing rapidly. At last my ear
began to discharge fetid matter and I got
deaf as a post In that ear. I tried every
thing. One specialist treated me one year
without relief. He said I could not be
cured. I treated with another specialist In
nes Moines, lows, without any results. I
went to Dr; Branaman. He applied his
New Cure and I am now able to lienr the
clock tick anywhere ln the room. The dis
charge does not bother me. I hear all
ordinarily conversation splendid. I have
not felt so well In twenty years. I am Just
splendid every way and advise all who ar
afflicted to consult lr. Brnnaman.
MRS.- HANNAH SABITB,
2A17 Leavenworth St.
ECHOES OF THE ANTEROOM
Modern Woodmen ot America.
The annual picnic, of the Omaha District
Log Rolling association ' will be held at
Pluttsmouth, Neb., Wednesday, August 2,
1905. An elaborate and Interesting program
has been prepared and a very enjoyable
time Is promised. This will Include games
and prise contests of different kinds, with
prises for the successful contestants.
A number of leading Woodmen from dif
ferent parts of the country will be present,
Including Head Consul Talbot of Lincoln,
who will deliver the principal address.
Special rates have been promised on the
railroads and a big crowd Is looked for.
The funeral of C. S. Haniaun was held
last Sunday at Prospect Hill cemetery un
der the auspices of the Modern Woodmen
of America, of which order the deceased
was an honored member. The services were
largely attended and full of Impressive
Interest. The burial ritual of the Modern
Woodmen was observed and was partici
pated In by a large number of members.
Royal Neighbors ot America.
Mrs. E. D, Watt, supreme head of th
order, has Just returned from Peoria, 111.,
where she has been In attendance at a
meeting of the supreme board of managers,
where a transfer .was made of the funds
to the new receiver, Mrs. Boas of Spring
field, Mo., and where plans were formu
lated for the work of the society for the
coming term. '
Mrs. Myra McElllott of Los Angelos,
Cal., supervising deputy for ths Royal
Neighbors ot America In the state of Cali
fornia, together with her husband and
daughter and Mr. McDonald, have been
visiting at the home of Mrs. E. D. Watt,
on their way home from the Modern Wood
men of America encampment In Milwaukee.
Knights of the Maccabees.
Omaha Tent No. 75 met ln regular re
view last Thursday night, but on account
of the storm the attendance was small.
One candidate braved the storm and re
ceived tho proper attention at the hands
of the degree team. Blx applications, were
read and the candidates elected to mem
bership. The picnic committee announced that tho
picnic that was to be held at Courtland
Beach July 15 would be postponed to a
later date, to be announced hereafter. All
tickets that have been sold will be good
for the postponed date.
Poynton Tent No. 1131 held Its regular
meeting at" Labor Temple Wednesday
evening and elected officers for the ensu
ing year.. After the bualness session an
enjoyable smoker was Indulged with a
big crowd participating.
The committee of arrangements has
planned to have ths Installation cere
monies net Wednesday evening. After
the regular business has been disposed of
an open meeting will be held. Cigars and
refreshments will be served by ths Lady
Tribe of Bea Har,
Omaha court No. 110 Installed lis offi
cers last Tuesday night with a large at
tendance at the meeting.
It is the Intention to hold a special meet
ing July 25 at which time they will have
their paraphernalia on hand and Initiate
some twenty-five or thirty candidates. '
Arrangements are being made to remove
Into the new hall about September 1.
Mecca Court No. 13 held an Interesting
meeting Friday evening. Several new can
didate were Initiated and five names were
It was decided to hold an old-fashioned
picnic In the near future.
Next Friday evening will be social even
ing for the members, at which Ice cream
and cake will be served.
Frateraal 1'nloa of America.
Mondamln Lodge No. 11, 'at Its regular
meeting last Monday night had Its usual
large number present. Eleven new ap
plications were presented, which bids fair
to reach the mark of 250 candidates for
the Class Initiation July 27. at Myrtle hall,
where a Joint Initiation will be held for
Banner, Omaha and Mondamln lodges.
Invitations were read from Banner and
Omaha lodges to the members and drill
team of Mondamln lodge to assist In In
tailing officers Thursday and Frlduy
Csart of Honor.
Elk District. No. 217, held a very suc
cessful 'meeting last Thursday evening.
There was a large membership present.
Three candidates were Initiated and sev
eral applications received. Following the
business session a social hour was Indulged
in which music, song and dancing were
the chief features.
Loyal District Is meeting with big suc
cess, with Initiations at every meeting and
B4ollcahons coming in constantly. This
Tor iicf rrttF.n.
A South omnha lady praises lr Bran
man for curing her son of Deafness and
Head Noises. She says:
"My little son haa been under Dr. Brans
man a care treating for Catarrh, Deafness
and Head Noises. He became so deaf I
could not talk to Mm, In fact he did net
hear anything, not even the steam cars
whistle. His general health was bad, had
headache and noises In his ear all th
time. I became alarmed about him. When
I saw lr. Brnnaman was making suoh
great cures I went to him. Ills new sys
tem of treatment seemed to act like magic:
the noises stopped, his hearing Improved
from the beginning and Is now perfect.
His general health is splendid. My neigh
bors think his cure a miracle. Me oan hear
a watch tick easily. I am glad to bs able
to recommend Dr. Branaman to all.
MRS SABAir Mll.I-S,
South Omaha, H. F. No. .
DEAFSESB, HEAD KOISF.8. '
A well known railroad engineer on tho
V. P. cured of Deafness, Head Nolsea and
Catarrh says: "I have been troubled with
Catarrh of the head and throat, was hawk,
lng and spitting, nose stopped up, would
take cold ensllv. I had constant noises la
my head which would almost drive me
frantic, my ears would stop up. my heat
lng was bad, worse some days than others.
I could see 1 was rapidly getting deaf. A
friend of mine told me ot Dr. Branamaa
curing so many, so I went to him. HIS
new system convinced me he ooutd curs
me, which has been done. I ant now freo
from Head Noises, my hearing Is perfect,
my head Is free antV clear to make a Ion
story short, I am cured completely. I
recommend Dr. Branaman to all railroad
men who ar deaf. .
2227 South Eleventh Bt."
Home Treatmeat as EeTeetlvo mm
Olllcc Treatment. Write for Homo
Treatment Symptom Blanks and nook
Q. M. BRANAMAN. M. D.
10 N. V. LIPK tUILDINO, OMAHA, Nil
Office Ilours- a. m. to p. m.; even
ings, Wednesdays and Saturdays, I Id I
p. m.; Sundays. 10 a. m. to 12 m.
district Is confident that It, will win the
stute banner and Is now entering on a
campaign to keep It.
The picnic committee haa concluded ar
rangements for a grand time at River
view park August 6, when several ot th
supreme officers from Illinois will be pres
ent. The program will present many now
and unique features.
Boys of Woodcraft. .
The Boys of Woodcratt, I.sd a very pleas
ant trip to West Point, Neb., July i. whsrs
they were enthusiastically received and the
exhibition drill created great applause.
On Monday evening, July 17, the boys
will give a bont ride on the steamer Gun
ter and expect as many of their friends
as posslblo to como with them. They will
be entertained by dancing and an exhi
The city of Logan, la., has offered $150 In
cash prises for the drill teams of any or
der for the championship of Iowa and Ns
braska. Beside the drills will be ball
games, races, tug-of-war, log rolling and
other things too numerous to mention.
This will be known as the first annual
Log Rolling of the Woodmen of the World
and Boys of Woodcraft. Military Judges
will decide on the merits of the con
testants and no favors will be shown. Th
train leaves the I'nlon station, Omaha, at
8:15 a. ni., July 27, 19G5, over the Illinois
. . - ... .
I.oyal Mystte Legion.
. Omaha Council No. 251 gave a very stl
Joyable box social and dance Thursday
evening at their hall, Seventeenth and
Douglas streets. The attendance was quite
large, andv an Interesting program of en
tertainment added much to the pleasures
of the evening.
Bankers I'nlon of the World.
The regular meeting of Omaha lodge No.
1 was held ln Royal Arcanum hall, Six
teenth and Harney streets, last week with
a good attendance. An enjoyable opea ses
sion was held and after the reading of sev
eral new applications a class was obligated
by Supreme Physician W. F. Hutchinson.
Refreshments were served during the even
ing, consisting of cake and lemonade.
An announcement was made that Fra
ternal lodge No. S would give a water
melon Borlnl next Thursday evening at Ar
Degree of Honor.
Social lodge No. 102 met Thursday even,
lng at Ancient Order of I'nlted Workman
Temple. A pleasant evening was spent, th
serving ot refreshments of les cream and
cake being an enjoyable feature.
Woodmen of tho World.
Alpha camp No. 1, Woodmen of ths
World, at its regular meeting last Tues
day evening Initiated two candidates and
received eight applications for member
ship. A tidal wave of new applications
reems to have started again In favor of
reaching the 1,000 limit In th next thirty
The carnival committee reported every
thing progresidng favorably for their car
nival at Courtlund beach August 6 to It
Inclusive, snd have sent Invitations to
every camp ln this state and the stats of
Iowa to attend ajid make this one of th
greatest gatherings of Woodmen that hag
ever been held In this western country. Ths
committee also decided to hang up 150 to
be awarded In prises to the best drilled
team of any fraternal order In Omaha.
South Omaha and Council Bluffs. Judges
to be selected and rules to govern tho
contest to be drawn by a committee rep
resenting the teams that enter ths con
test. They are desirous of having every
lodge of every order in these towns hav
ing a degree team to enter this contest
and trust that this wilt be taken as an
Invitation to all fraternal lodges to mass
applications to enter said eontest. Ad
dress all communications relative thereto
to Charles Unlit, clerk, (06 Brown block.
"FARMER" FUNSTON ON TRIAL
Former Kansas Congressman Faces
Coart oo Charge of Dlstarh
lng tho Peace.
IOLA, Kan., July 15 E. H. Funston.
former congressman from this district and
father of General Frederick Funston, was
placed on trlul ln the city court here today
charged with carrying concealed weapons.
Following the dynamite explosion In Iola
recently, when a temperance crank wrecked
three saloons, Mr. Funston on the street
stated that If the officers had done thetv
duty the explosion would not havs occurred.
A crowd was drawn to the scene and when
an officer requested Funston to desist In
his talk the two clinched, and Funston, It
Is alleged, attempted to draw his revolver.
The court room was crowded today. A ver
dict Is not expected until Monday next. '
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Bitters beat all cures. 60c. For sal bf
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