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BENSON DEMANDS WATER
Northwest Suburb ii Aroused on Bond
VOTERS READY TO ISSUE $20,000
Lrssl Opinion Harks I p Ihr A lllK(.'a
Determination to Provide Ade
quate Fire Protection and
'it liens of Benson, the suburb lying to
i northwest of Omaha, will vote Tues
day at a special election on the proposition
. f Issuing IM.000 In bonds to secure that
s mount of money for the Installation of an
.l-prndent. village water works system
Tl.- bonds will bear interest at 5 per cent,
nmy be In whole or in part redeemed after
fivr years and will run twenty years to ma
ruity. It will require a two-thirds ma
jority of the votes cast to approve the
lue. The question was submitted to the
triple by proclamation of the village board
i.irly In July. '
lirnson at present has no water works
Ftem or supply other than that furnished
,v family wells. Fire protection Is lacking.
The place is constantly growing, having
Jumped from a population of about 600 five
yinrs ago to an estimated population of
:0 at present. Neither the village nor
die school dlstrlat is bonded for a penny
r has outstanding obligations of any kind.
Advocates of the water works bonds feei
nut they will carry, saying that the only
opposition comes from outlying residents
who feel that, they may be taxed without
having the mains extendod to their homes
and reaping any benefits.
A Legal View of the Case.
Frank A. Brogan. who is a member of
the Benson School board, explains the situ
ation like this:
"When the subject of water supply was
first broached several years ago the peo
ple of Benson were given to understand
!y the Omaha Water company that It did
not care to make an extension. In view of
the fact that Its ownership of the. entire
plant was uncertain because of the ap
proaching expiration of its contract and the
municipal ownership sentiment In Omaha;
further, that it was doubtful If sufficient
pressure could be given Benson to properly
supply it, leaving fire protection out of
the qnestlon, unless a new pumping sta
tion or reservoir were built in the vicinity.
Meanwhile the village has been growing
at a rapid rate. Various plana for get
ting a water supply have been discussed,
including one of paying a bop us to the
Omaha Water company as the Country
club and Krug park people did.
"The Benson Improvement club, which
took a leading hand In the matter, decided
that the best scheme would be an inde
pendent 'water system. Experts were em
ployed to go over the ground and make In
vestigations and they assured us that a
plant, consisting of a steel tank for gravity
pressure, gasoline engine and pumps and
mains to supply the business part and
thickly settled residence sections, could be
put In at a cost running from $16,000 to J20.
XX). We found water from wells on the hill
side northwest of the center of the village
to be perfectly pure, and the idoa Is to get
the 'supply from a series, of wells sunk to a
depth of perhaps sixty feet. Benson's area
Is almost one-third that of Omaha and the
plant proposed will not be large to take
care of all of It, but it will suffice for pres
ent needs. The plain bond proposition is
submitted and details as to location, capa
city, etc., are to be worked out later. If
the bonds carry it Is proposed to have the
system In use by this winter.
i Aim to Make Belfsuatalntajr.
"Tb Intention 14 to make the waterworks
self-sustaining, either by charging: rates
high enough to bear the costs of operation,
pay Interest on the bonds and create a
sinking fund or by taxes levied direct upon
the people benefited. We realise that it
would not be equitable to tax a man off in
an Isolated part of the village whom the
mains will not reach.
"In case of the taking over of the water
works system of the Omaha company by
Omaha, or a water district taking in
Omaha, South Omaha and the surrounding
villages, or that the muntctpaltsatton proj
ect falls. It will be possible for Benson to
connect with the larger system and sell Its
pumps and engines, having the most costly
part of the plant, namely, the mains, still
available and no loss. Many prospective
home builders, have been kept away by the
lack of water. Ac the town is on a hill
sewer systems are not vital and will not be
for some time. We have electric lighting
from Omaha and for this reason do not
miss gas. Water la the one convenience we
haven't got and want to have."
O'Brien Give a Cnp.
r. J. O'Brien has donated a handsome
silver cup to the Field club to be played
for by the bowlers of the club. The only
conditions that Mr. O'Brien attached to his
Klft Is that the cup shall be played for for
two years. There is a movement on foot
to build a trophy room at the- Field club
In which to place the numerous cups which
are at present lining the mantels and plate
Twelfth Ward Republicans.
The Twelfth Ward Renubllcan club met
last evening at Twentieth .and Spauldlng
etreets. Addresses were made by Justice
Kaufman and County Superintendent Bod
well. The next regular meeting will be
held next Saturday evening.
ROOTED IN THE BLOOD
Old Sores are the result of a deeply
polluted, foul blood supply. The blood
Is filled with poisons, and as it finds an
outlet through the ulcer, the surround
ing parts become diseased and the sore
eats deeper into the tissues and flesh and
becomes a permanent trouble.
Some year ago while at work. I fell
over a truck tail severely injured both
of my shins. My blood become poisoned
as a result, and the doctors told me I
would have running sores for Ufa, ana
that if they were closed up the result
would be fatal. Under this) dlsoourag
ing report I left off their treatment and
resorted to the use of S. S. 8. Its effects
were prompt and gratifying. It took
only a short while for the medicine to
entirely cure up the sores, and I am Dot
tie ad as the dootors Intimated I would
be, neither have the sores ever broken
out strain, and some twelve years have
elapsed slnee what I have described oc
curred. Having been ao signally bene
fited by its use I can heartily reoom
uiendlt as the one great blood purifier.
Vheeltng, W. Vn. J. W. UNDI3.
Care Schmulbaok Brewing Co.
Salves, powders, plasters, etc., do no
Kd, and the sufferer gets disgusted and
oitrn despairs of curing ail old sore. Tht
trouble is in the blood and until the poison
ous matter that is keeping up the ulcer is
driven out the place cannot heal. S. S. S.
teaches these old sores through the blood
by removing every particle of poison or
bupunty from the circulation and build
ing up the system. It makes the blood
healthy so that
as it circulates
to the diseased
parts the tissues
ened and the
PURELY VEGETABLE, sort caa heal
Permanently. If you have an old sore
or ulcer do not waste time with salves.
dcrs, plasters, etc., but write for our
and ask for anv medical advice you
wish. We make no charge for either.
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Atluta, 6a.
A daughter was horn to Mr. and Mrs.
. h. l'aniD on Momlnv
Mrs! VH'H, l" rn,p,nlnlng as her guest
Mrs. i,ons of Washington, Neb.
f ii ii,' was born to Mr. and Mrs.
H. dleson. on Monday, July 24.
The Kninrth k.tj .
Inr .1,1 nusiness meet
ing at the church last Wednesday evening
HiMr" W"! M ,0,nr Metho
dist tplBcopal church at the usual hours.
l.n7ne.. Ald orlt-ty will meet for
2 o'clock0" nf,Xt Wedn,,"a,iy afternoon at
Mrs. F. HoAfflanri
wT"J "n'1 ",U duhter, who will visit
here for some time.
nfil-Wal".h h" covered from the
POlSOnlng received ahll.
to bake Washington. Minnesota. "
vui'MwI?ow!,''n of Iow ls tn Benson on a
family 8n - E' Snowan "d
Mr. Snd Mrs H.rmoi, n-,,iff . i ..
Um.CU.?L wh,"r they are on a two-weeks
visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs A. T. tv.-. v.n v,....
V.'"1 th P"t month visiting" In Illinois,
. iciumeu 10 ineir Home.
Helen Jnnr.nann .. A 1. , .
Wednesday from 8tanton, Neb., where she
i ln rtome or her brother.
Three of the children of Mr. and Mrs.
?.'!? ,h,ve returned home from a visit
with relatives In Washington. Neb.
Miss Emma Johnson of this place was
married to Jnhn A 1 1 n -r . c 1. --
Inst Tuesday, rhey will reside In Kagle.
r.. a. Morrmnn went to Lincoln last
Thursday as a delegate to the railway ninll
trtet convenUon rrom the Omaha dls-
Dr. and Mrs. Leochner entertained their
cousins, Charles Sharrer and Miss M. Bed
week NeW yrk Clly' (lum tne pa8t
Rev. A. M. Totman was notified during
the past week of a raise In his pension of
12 a month, he having reached the age of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Witte of Elkhorn
were visitors in Benson last week at the
home of J. Walsh. They were accompanied
by Miss Maude Solcer. who Is snendlnir
the summer here from Minneapolis. .
A meeting was held at Oravert's new
hall on last Saturday evening for the pur-
?ose of organising an aerie of the order of
'Agles. About fifty members were se
cured. Rev. Mr. Leldy received a certificate dur
ing the past week as state lecturer of Ne
braska for the Modern Woodmen of Amer
ica. He was appointed by Head Counsel
Last Wednesday evening a meeting was
held at the town hall by the citlsens of
Benson to discuss the waterworks ques
tion. 8. Finis y son acted as chairman and
J. A. Howard as secretary. When the
meeting was callod to order short talks
were made by a number of men and the
question was discussed favorably for voting
bonds by nearly all present.
The first social of St. Bernard's Roman
Cathollo church was held last Wednesday
evening at the home of E. O'Connor.
Though the weather was not the best a
good number was present and the social
proved a sucoess. The lawn was lighted up
with lanterns and on the porch an orches
tra was stationed, which furnished the
music of the evening. Cut flowers were
the main decorations of the table.
Mrs. Nelson of Council Bluffs was the
guest of Mrs. Johnson Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Weber, Jr., entertained
a number of their friends at dinner Sun
day. William Tucker, who has been sick for
the past week, expects to be able to be up
In a few days.
Mrs. Lou Cole spent a couple of days tn
Omaha this week visiting her sister, Mrs.
George F. Shepard.
Mr. Bert Carl of Iowa was here visit
ing with the family of F. 8. Tucker several
days the past week.
Miss Bertha Anderson left Friday morn
ing for Wausa, Neb., where she will visit
an uncle for several weeks.
"Bert Collins of Humphrey, Neb., was
visiting with the family of W. C. Lewis
a couple of days this week.
Miss Lillian Bondessen ls in Kansas City
for a few weeks visiting with Miss EBther
Meyers, a former resident of this place.
Mr. and Mrs. Rathman of Blair spent
several days of the past .week , vlaiun
their daughter, Mrs. Andrew Anderson.
F. Harold Reynolds has commenced the
erection of a fine residence Just east of
the home of the late Captain Reynolds.
M. B. Thompson returned from a week's
trip In north Nebraska and South Dakota.
He has been buying cattle for the South
Mrs. F. B. Nichols, Miss Sigma and
Lillian Bondessen and Miss Ethel Meyers
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. Weber,
Jr.. Friday night.
Rev. Philip Smith, formerly in charge of
St. Mark's church at this place, now of
Philadelphia, left for his home Friday after
spending a month here visiting friends.
Miss Fannie Morse, accompanied bjr the
children of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson ot
Omaha and Mrs. Helling of Buffalo, N. Y.,
were the guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. F. S. Tucker Thursday evening.
Lou and Henry Plant spent Sunday at
home. They have been in the western part
of the county the past three weeks doing
some road work. D. V. Shipley will do
a Job of road work for the county north
of town, commencing Monday morning.
The Omaha Water company haa been
baling its second crop of alfalfa this week
and send'ng It to South Omaha. The crop
ls s- heavy this year that the company
has no'- sufficient shed room for it. There
wilt be a third cutting tn a couple of weeks
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Walsh left on Wednes
day for a month e camping in Colorado.
Rev. R. M. Henderson filled the pulpit
of Dr. Tlndall'a church in South Omaha
on Sunday last.
Mr. O'Connor haa been reshingling his
home the past week and making other
Mrs. Charles Syas and daughter Miss
Mae, were guests of Mrs. Anthony In the
country on Wednesday.
The services of a trained nurse were
called in on Sunday owing to the serious
illness of little Ralph Spoerrl.
Mrs. A. Cavender, her daughter. Miss
Nettle, and granddaughter, Florence, were
guests ot friends here on Sunday.
Orandma Hickman of South Twentieth
street visited friends at her old home on
Forty-second street on Wednesday.
Mrs. Bennett and four children arrived
here on Friday from Iowa for a short visit
with Mrs. M. Faverty. They are returning
to their home at Long Hne.
Mrs J. E. Aughe was one of the 100
women who attended the birthday party
Thursday afternoon, given In honor of Mrs.
L. Plerrenette at Patterson hall.
The I-adles' Aid society will meet at the
home of Mrs. D. Bonewlts on Forty-eighth
and Pacific streets, Thursday, August 3, to
quilt all day. Luncheon will be served at
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Powers of Florence,
Mr Charles MeClellan and wife and Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Sheld and brother, George
Gould of Cincinnati, were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Aughe the first of the week.
Clayton Mann returned from Crete, Neb.,
the first of the week and sold his home
here and returned to Crete Thursday,
where be Joined his family. They will make
that city their permanent home, as Mr.
Mann s health ls better there.
Walter Faverty and bride, who have
been visiting the pa' ten days here with
relatives left Wedensday for a three weeks'
trip to the Black Hills before returning to
their home at CuHy. They were accom
panied by their uncle, Friabee Humberson,
from Missouri, who has gone to Hot
Springs to reside.
PHILADELPHIA. July .-Commander
Theodore Burgdorff. V. 8. N.. retired, died
today In the I nlted States Naval hospital
here from a complication of diseases.
Waller 4mits Politics.
R B Wallace, fur some time chief as
sistant In the city tax commissioner's oftVe.
ill abandon politics. Mr. Wallace has
made arrangements with I. A. Medlar, pub
Usher of the Hotel Reporter, to take charge
of the business and editorial affairs of
that paper August 1. Mr Medlar will re
main the proprietor, but Mr. Wallace Is to
have command of the decks and is at lib
erty to make the paper as big a revenue
producer as he can. The owner will devote
his whole time to his Job printing estab
lishment. LOCAL BREVITIES.
Eugene V. Debs will lecture under the
auspices of the Woman's Socialist union at
Krug park on September 4. Iabor day. His
subject will most probably be "Industrial
I'nlonlsm and Socialism.'' Mr. Debs took
a prominent part In all discussions at the
late Industrial union convention at Chicago
which siarts out uu a milled msnibeiauip
Ot SOWS St.(Mk
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Bight of Cit; to Wreck Building Baited by
Transit Home Case.
FATE OF OLD SHACK HANGS ON DECISION
Oklahoma Sheriff In Magic City Loftk
Ins; I P Record of Shereliffe, tee
Desperado Who Is Now
City officials are taking a great deal of
interest In the proceedings brought by an
eastern trust company to prevent the
wrecking of the old Transit house. Notice
had been served on the trust company,
through Its Omaha agents, to commence
rasing the building on August 1. Friday an
application was made to the court for a
restraining order which was Issued and
made returnable August 7.
In this connection City Attorney Lambert
"When this case comes up for hearing I
will contend that the city has the right
to wreck buildings that are In a dangerous
condition. This right ls given the city
authorities by ordinances. Of course the
city must now prove that the building ls In
a dangerous condition."
Continuing, the city attorney called at
tention to the fact that this question ot
the safety of the building In question had
been agitated f jr years. About a year ago
the Highland Park Improvement club took
the matter up and wanted the mayor and
council to take steps then to remove what
was termed an eyesore. Other city officials
assert that an architect and a brick mason
and a carpenter will be employed to in
spect the building and testify as to Its
condition. Interest does not center alone
In the Transit house block, but In half a
dozen other buildings that have been con
demned by the same process and under the
In case the decision of the court Is favor
able to the city a lot of old shacks will
be condemned and ordered torn down.
Land Looking for Sherrlilfe.
Sheriff Lund of Blackwell, Okl., was In
the city yesterday looking up the record of
Frank ShercllfTe. It appears that 8her
cliffe has provided an alibi alleging that he
was in Des Moines during the first week tn
July, 1901. Chief Briggs has made the posi
tive statement that ShercllfTe was In South
Omaha during the famous bull fight street
fair. He further declares that ShercllfTe
roomed at the home of Charles Maynard
and made his headquarters at Sherman's
saloon. Chief Briggs has provided Sheriff
Lund with the names of a number of repu
table citizens who remember ShercllfTe
being In South Omaha during the street
The sheriff was more than pleased with
the assistance rendered, him by Chief
Briggs and will see that depositions are
taken or a number of principal witnesses
taken to Des Moines to combat the alibi
that has been presented.
P. C. Petersen Dies.
P. C Petersen, one of the old time pho
tographers of South Omaha, died at Lin
coln yesterday. George H. Brewer, one of
the local undertakers, left on a morning
train to prepare the body and bring the
remains here for Interment. The deceased
was one of the prominent business men of
the city and died at a Lincoln sanitarium,
where he was being treated for brain
Funeral services will be held at the late
residence of the deceased St Twenty-third
and G streets this afternoon af I:S0 o'clock.
Rev. Wheeler will officiate. Interment at
Laurel Hfll "cemetery.
Laying; Telephone Condnlts.
Manager James Carter of the local Ne
braska Telephone exchange said Saturday
afternoon that the company had nearly 100
men at work on the conduit system. Poles
are being set in alleys where the conduits
are to be laid and material Is arriving
every day. Drain pipes have to be laid
In the conduits on account of the storm
water sewer system being to small. The
present week will set double the present
force at work as the company appears
anxious to get this work done as soon as
possible. No start has been made on the
new building at Twenty-fourth and K
streets. The first object of the company
ls to get Its wires underground. Mr. Carter
said that the new exchange building would
be filled with the latest Improved machinery
and that when a large proportion of the
wires were underground the service would
be much better. The new swltrhhnr4 win
accommodate 6,000 subscribers and there will
te little If any delay In making connections
at central as more foeln can he .mninv
when the new switchboard is In operation.
Ready for Roofers.
James Parka who ts miTMHntAntin .v..
erection of the addition to Corrlgan school
said last night that slate roofers would
start to work on Mnnrinv. The rnfin tu
be completed by Wednesday. On Monday
plasterers win start to work. Mr. Parks
declares that he will have the new part of
the building ready by the middle of Au
gust or a lew aays arterwards. This ad
dition to Corrhran schnnl ran lu nrw.n i-
September. Additions to Madison and Lin
coln scnoois are so slow that It will be a
month or more after tha nn.ni. r ..
schools before these buildings can be oc
Labor Body Elects Officers.
At a regular meeting of the Trades and
Labor Council of South Omaha Friday night
these officers were elected! fv. r u.....
president; J. L. Kubat, vice president; W.'
j. topennarve, corresponding secretary and
treasurer; J. A. Jacobson, recording secre
tary; John Llndstrom, sergeant-at-arma;
George Dunn. Charles Strangler, William
Smith and Fred Boukan, trustees.
Carnival Opens Monday.
On Monday evening the carnival to be
given by the Carnival club of the Ancient
Order of United Workmen will be opened.
The Parker amusement company closed an
engagement at Falls City Saturday night
and today the show will reach South
Omaha. All of the fencing haa been com
pleted except the rates and h. hii v.
closed when the show people arrive with
me auracuons. workmen expect that big
crowds will attend the carnival which ls
to last the entire week.
MaaJc City Gossip.
Storage and hauling. Brewer, Tel. No. Ml
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mllner are visit
ing friends at Fairmont. Neb.
N.: Holt ha? ,or,s to Kansas City to
look after some business matters.
Harry Dennis Is building a U KO real,
dence at Twenty-third and O streets.
Today the degree team of the local lodge
of Eagles will give a picnic at Barrett s
Henry Jetter returned yesterday from
Chattanooga. Term., where he spent about
Mrs. W. H. Earnlst, 201 0 I street, left
Saturday for Beatrice to visit relatives for
a couple of weeks.
Rev. Joseph Rials will preach at the First
Presbyterian church this morning. There
will be no evening service.
Mrs. Finch and children, Edith and
Floyd, have gone to Ida Grove, la., for a
month's visit with friends.
Chief Briggs declares most emphatically
BMiftruu ruuri win not De per
muted at the Workman carnival.
July pay rolls have been turned In. The
fire department draws the police
, and the street repair force (137.
Rev. W. D. Siambaugh of the Lefler
aicinoaiai episcopal cnurcn nas returned
from a western trip tn the best of health.
Mrs. C. E BVerr. 1618 North Twsntv-alvth
street, entertained on Thursday evening for
miimm tKiiiiva rauifturr 01 IMW I ora Vlty.
Harvey Renwlck. son of Rev. and Mrs.
Andrew Reanlvk, Is rejiorted to be rabidly
DAILY BEE: SUNDAY.
recovering Ms health since reaching home
from the south.
Rev. George Van Winkle, pastor of the
First Baptist churoh. will leave the first
of this week to spend a month's vacation
with friends and relatives in Ohio.
Rev. Andrew Renwlck will preach this
morning at the Inlted Presbyterian
church on "Mr. Moody's Creed." There
will be the usual evening services.
Mrs. Earle Brown, supervisor of music
of public schools here, has returned from
Chlcaso, where she spent six weeks study
ing miislo at one of the conservatories.
ervlrea of the Germs n Frledens chnrch
will be held Sunday evening at the German
Methodist church. Twenty-fifth and K
streets. Rev. Uraber of Talmage will
Members of Bee Hive lndse of the Ma.
sons are requested to meet at Masonic
hall. Twenty-nrtn and N streets, st 1:S0
o'clock this afternoon to attend the funeral
or F. C. Petersen.
Mrs. H. C. Richmond has returned from
Kearney and will remain here until Sep.
tmber. Mrs. Richmond states that she
finds her musical work at Kearney very
much to her liking. , .
Wednesday the Woodmen of the World
will picnic at Plattamouth. Arrangements
have been made for the Burlington train
to stop at the l.'ntoh depot. South Omaha,
for those who desire to attend.
Police Officer L. O. Graham tendered his
resignation to Chief Briggs Raturday aft
ernoon. Graham had been suspended for
neglect of duty. Chief Briggs accepted
the resignation and will ask the Police
board for another man.
Franklin Wllley of Manchester. N. H ,
called at the city offices Saturday to visit
E. L. Howe, the city treasurer. Mr. Howe
Is In Iowa and during his stay of a few
hours here was entertained by J. O. East
man, Twenty-third and C streets.
Chaatanqna at Clenwood.
OLENWOOD, la., July 29. (Speclal.)-The
second annual aasembly ot the Glenwood
Chautauqua opened this ewnlng with a
concert by Spelbrtng's band of Sliver City
and a lecture by Frank Roberaon, with
150 views on the Russian war.
Some of the best talent In the country
has been secured. Governor A. B. Cum
mins, Lieutenant R. P. Hobson, Alton
Packard and other prominent men will
speak. It will close Sunday evening, Au
gust 6, with a lecture by Newell Dwlght
Hlllis of Brooklyn.
Fnclttve Banker Again Escapes.
WINTERS. Cel., July 29 II. S. Green,
under arrest here on a charge of fraudu
lent banking at Dow City. Ia., and held
on his own recognizance, broke his parole
last night and left the city. It ls supposed
that he went to Portland, Ore. An Iowa
officer arrived at Sacramento .today to se
cure extradition papers for Green, who
was president of the Dow City Exchange
bank when It failed In April, 1904. He haa
been a resident of California eight months
and of Winters for three months.
Chnrch Corner Stone Laid.
WOODBINE, la., July 2B.-(Special.)
The cornerstone of Woodbine's new Chris
tian church was laid this week, with Im
pressive ceremonies, and before an attend
ance of about MO people. The stone con
tained a Bible and church and local papers.
Addresses were made by Rev. B. Franklin
Hall, the pastor; Rev. J. E. Wllklns of the
local Baptist church, Marcellua Pugsley,
Rev. C. N. Dawson of the Methodist Epis
copal church. Mayor C. W. Reed, Prof. H.
A. Kinney and Mrs. L. D. Wlllett.
Telephone Ratee Stand.
LOGAN, la., July 28. (Bpecial.)-The
Woodbine Telephone company has written
8. N. Dale, president of the farmers' meet
ing held here July IE, and refuses to lower
the existing telephone rates. The farmers
will proceed to form a mutual company
and build a plant of their own and for that
purpose a meeting; has been called to con
vene on Saturday, August 12, at 2 o'clock
In the afternoon at Logan's court house.
Two Mysteriously Shot.
OSKALOOSA, July 29. (Speclal.)-Fred
Gad was shot through the stomach at Bux
ton today and Is dying, and "Slim" Red
burd was shot In the leg, shattering the
bone and necessitating amputation. The
perpetrator Is unidentified. The men were
standing In front of a livery barn and the
shooting was from within, not a word of
warning being uttered.
Pair of Peculiar Accidents.
OSKALOOSA. July 29. (Special.) While
driving near Fremont this morning Walter
Mowrey was thrown out and broke his
shoulder. James White, his companion, was
seised with heart trouble and fainted and
in the fall broke his neck.
Bee Want Ads Are the Best Business
Pennsylvantan Ptcnle Postponed.
The Pennsylvania plcnlo to have been
held August IS at Blair, has been Indefin
itely postponed. It was necessary to do
this on account of so many of the active
workers of the club being out of the city
at that time, and the indifference shown
by those who remained in the city.
A host of Pennsylvanlans wanted a plo
nlc, but would not lend a helping hand in
the arrangements or pledge themselves to
take tickets. Later on a picnic may be
held at one of the local parks or bathing
Golf at Field Clab.
A double match of golf was played at the
Field club Saturday afternoon, on which
the same scores went for the club cup and
for the .Beaton cup. The score for the
club cup was taken without handicaps,
while the handicaps counted in the match
for the Beaton cup. Ia Doucler won the
Beaton cup, 84-8-76. The club cup scores
were: Ia. Doucler. 84; Russell, 86; Lawrle,
87; Reckard, 17; Bone, 88; Sharp, 88; En
trecken, W: Porter, 90; Jones, 92; Arthur,
92; A. Davison, 92; Coakley, 92; Thomas, 93;
Hoel, 93; P. C. Davison, 93; Skldder, 94;
Tltlotson, 94; Boyer, 94.
Omaha Tenet la Shnt Oat,
LYONS, Neb.. July 29 (Special.) Lyons
shut out the Advo teem from Omaha 6 to 0
The feature was the pitching of Billy Stilts,
who struck out thirteen men and allowed
only one hit. Score: RUE
Lyons 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 3 6 9 j
Omaha 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 1 6
Two-base hits: Cook, Relchle. Flscus
Three-base hit: Calnon. Struck out- By
Stilts, 18; by Donohue, 8. Batteries: Lyons,
Stilts and Tarrant; Omaha, Donahue and
Hechton. Time: 1:28. Umpire: Smith.
Wymore Defeats Brnnlna.
BEATRICE, Neb., July 29 -(8peclaI )
Wymore defeated Pruning In a well played
game of ball at Wymore yesterday by a
score of & to 4. Snyder, Wymore's pitcher
struck out ten men and held Brunlng to
four hits. Score: R.H.E.
Wymore 1 0 0 0 0 12 0 16 4
Brunlng 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 04 4 4
Batteries: Wymore. Snyder and Ryan
Brunlng, Hall snd McMasters. Struck out
lay Snyder, 10; by Hall, 4. Umpire: Bowen.
Meta Jnalore Beat Celamblae.
The Met Juniors beat the Columbia ball
nine Saturday by a score of 6 to 1. The
feature of the game was the pitching of
Grimes, who allowed only two hits. Huore:
Mats Juniors 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 06
Columbia 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 01
Batteries: Mets Juniors, Grimes Errick
son and Dokel; Columbia, Cookie and
Cricket at Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, July 29. Play was re
sumed, today In the cricket-match between
the Marylebone Cricket club of London and
the Gentlemen of Philadelphia. The Eng
lismen scored seventy-seven runs yester
day for the loss of three wickets, while
the home players were all out for a total
Golfers mt Lincoln Kest Week.
NEBRASKA CITT, Neb., July 29 (Spe
cial.! Nine members of the Overland Coun
try olub will go to Lincoln next Saturday
to play a return game of golf with players
of the Lincoln Country cluu. The two golf
learos piaycu n lie gvame in tills city lust
gysonhy Wine !- Stake.
NEW YORK, July tS.-Leading from start
to finish. James R. Keene's Sysonby, at 1
to 4. in the betting, today won the $16,000
Brighton derby at Brighton Beach, defeat
lug Agile by four lengths. The time for
one and a half miles was 2: 334.
tera and Jetter Meet.
This afternoon at Jetter park In "v-tri
Omaha the Btors and Jetter teams will try
to settle the relative merits of the bit-err-les
concerned. Each team has won a km.ui
and this wlU be tbs rubber.
JULY 30. 1005.
SO GOING BEHIND RETURNS
EzeoiitiTo Conncil Mast Take Assessors'
figures on tie Census.
DECISION OF INTEREST TO ATLANTIC
Iowa Farmer Arrested for Sending
Letter Throaah the Malls Threat-lag-
to Blow 1 p His elh
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, la., July 29 -(Special Tele
gram.) In an opinion today Attorney Gen
eral Mullan holda that the executive coun
cil cannot go behind the census returns of
the assessors. "The decision is of special
Importance to the people of Atlantic, as the
temperance people there were prepared to
contest the census. The census shows over
8.000. In consequence of which the present
saloons will remain.
The temperance element seeks to show
that the population is less than 8,a, in
which case new petitions of consent would
have to be circulated and the consent of 85
per cent of the people of the county se
cured. The attorney general holds that
such a contest can only be taken to the
courts and the executive council has no
Jurisdiction. The temperance people of At
lantic probably will seek to enjoin the
council from tabulating the Atlantic figures
till the courts can hear the case.
Arrested for Threatening; Neighbor.
John W. Smith of Cllve, a small village
near here, has been arrested by the federal
authorities charged with sending a letter
through the poHtofTIco to his neighbor, J.
C. AVltmer, threatening to blow up the
house with dynamite. The trouble Is said
to have grown out of a falling out between
Mrs. Witmer and Mrs. Smith. The letter,
which was unsigned, read as follows:
"Dynamite will be placed under your house
and some night while you are all asleep
the whole family will be blown to the next
world. Your only escape la to get out of
I.ooklna- for Mis Slater.
Harry Berrldge of Lamont, with the as
sistance of the local police. Is looking for
his sister. Miss Laura Berrldge, who he
claims eloped with John Flocker, a gambler,
whom she had known but a short time. The
girl's father la a wealthy banker of La
mont. The brother says that his sister, who
ls 22 years old and handsome, left Lamont
with a married woman of that city and
went to Waterloo. He followed and located
his sister In a restaurant with the man.
They eluded him and came to Des Moines
and he followed here. Flocker and the
two women have not been located since
they left Waterloo.
Remains Reach Des Moines.
The remains of C. W. Brockman, gunner
on the Berinlngton, reached Des Moines
today and the funeral will be held tomor
row afternoon at the Central Christian
church. Brockman was a son qf Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Brockman of 124S Thirteenth
Rcfnse License to Show.
City Treasurer Gross today refused a
license to Sells Bros, show, which wanted to
show here during fair week. The city
has an ordinance giving the State fair the
right-of-way during that week and no shows
Moat Examine Trnst Companies.
According to an opinion of Attorney Gen
eral Mullan the loan and trust companies
come under the supervision of the auditor
of state and can be examined exactly as
the state banks are examined. Mr. Mullan
holds that they are subject to examination
whether they do a banking business or
not and that they cannot under any cir
cumstances take deposits subject to check
and must confine their attention to time de
posits. He holds that they must secure
certificates from the auditor authorising
them to do business and that their capital
must be fully paid up as ls the case with
banks. The question arose over a building
and loan association incorporating for 1250,
000 with the Intent to do business when
1100,000 was paid up. The decision of the
attorney general will work a radical trans
formation in the business of building and
loan and trust companies.
Review the Fifty-Fourth.
Colonel Thomaa of Port Des Moines ac
companied Governor Cummins today In the
review of the troops of the Fifty-fourth
regiment now encamped here. The review
took place at 4:30 and Was witnessed by
2,000 people. The Fifty-fourth breaks camp
tonight, leaving for home tonight and
tomorrow. The Fifty-fifth regiment, the
companies of which come from the towns
in the southwest corner of the state will
go into camp next Wednesday and remain
till August 9.
COKEY MAKES A SWIFT MILE
Captain Dnnn'a Pacer Negotiates the
Track In Sill 1-2.
Nothing out of the ordinary, except a
crowd bigger than usual, characterized the
Omaha Driving club matinee at the
Sprague Street park yesterday afternoon.
Coney succeeded in pacing a mile in 2:11V),
lowering his own track record by half a
second. Some of the finishes were close
between first and second, but for Uk most
part the racing wat luBlerless. Heats were
dragged out in a way so aggravating as to
spoil the afternoon's sport for everyone
Old favorites did most of the winning and
the best race was between Roy F. and
Following are the summaries:
Exhibition mile, with runner: Coney
(owner, Henry W. Dunn) paced In 2:11V
breaking track record of his own. 212
first half, 1:03.
Class A, 1:10 trot:
Sadie M.. s. m. (F. A. Nash)... 1 i
Cricket, bl. s. (T. C. Byrne) t
Time: 1:104, 1:124.
Class B, 1:09 pace:
Roy F., br. g. (J. S. Iman) 1 i
Sam, b. g. F. J. Morlarlty) i
Philippine, br. g. , Ii. White) 8 8
Time: 1:094. 1:074.
Prince Frederick, blk. g. (A. N. Peck) 2 11
OgreHs. b. m. IT. C. Byrne) 12 2
Time: 1:25, 1:23. 1:26. .
Class C, 1:13 pace:
Eddie D., br. g. (Ed Detrlch) 1 l
Lady Bell. bl. in. (A. M. Henderson).... 3 2
Superior Medium, a. g. (W. C. Russell). 2 3
Dandy Joe, s. s. (Q. H. Brewer) 4 4
Time: 1:18. 1:16;
Class D, 1:18 pace and trot:
Redwood, s. g. tEd Burkei i i
Robert II., b. g. (A. V. Calkins) J 2
Julia B., b. m. (Mike Weatherby) 1 dr
Time: 1:22. 1:30.
Judges: J. McHhane, Dr. A. W. Nason
A. uooa. 'timers: tiausen, Joe
Starter: George Swlgart.
RAI5I AGAIN STOPS DETROIT RACES
Parses la Two Innnlshed Events De
cided on Basle of Friday's Heats.
DETROIT. Mich., July 29.-Raln this af
ternoon prevented the horsemen at the
GroHse Points track from finliihlng the
three races that were unfinished yesterduy
afternoon when rain began fulling. It nas
therefore decided to settle the 2:' pace and
2:10 trot according to the sanding of the
horses after the second heat yesterday
and to trot the third and final heat of the
Merchants' and Manufacturers' consolation
stake Monday afternoon. In the 2:0 pace
Haron U rattan was accorded the race with
Wlnfleld Stratton second, Itlley B. third and
Hasel Patch fourth. Androsls finished
fourth and third yesterday and was also
a money winner. In the 2:10 trot Zephyr
was given the race. 8t-cond money wus
awarded to Norman B. Brownie Wilton
was given third money. It is possible that
the owners of the three horses left In ths
Merchants' and Manufacturers' consolation
may get together and agree to a division
of the money and obviate the necessity
for trotting a third beat Monday.
Corona Janlors Go to Iowa.
The Corona Juniors of Omaha will go to
Treynor. la., Sunday to play the (rack
team there. Both teams are considered
very strong and a good game Is looked for.
The Juniors have Ix-en playing first-class
bail this season, losing but two out of
eishteen games plsved. Atkins, the Jun
iors star pitcher. w)to hss won them thflr
fame hy III strong pitching, will be on the
firing line sgnlnst the Tre nor boys.
STOCK YARDS PL At ERS BF.ATEN
Field (lab Mae Wins a Game by a
Score of (4 to 4.
The Omaha Field club beat a pi.ed
t"m from the Union Stockyards nj the
Field cluh Saturday altrrnin by the score
of 8 to 4. The pitching of Murphy was
too much for the picked team, and this,
coupled with the hitting of Mslone and
Abbott, carried off a victory for the club
FIELD CLt'tl STOCK TAttPS.
Jt HO. A K. R H OA E.
Hn.,1., 4. lb I
0 K Pores, e. . .
1 A .Urn.. Ib...
0 Fran, ts
1 Hnwrt. rf. ....
t Ktrholl. lb...
M lt If. ..
Oo4man. rf. .
0 Dtnny. p
t rvlsMon, c.
Total I 11 17 II I Tol.l (tilt I
Earned runs.: Field club, 8; Stock Yards.
2. Two-base hits: frelghton. Chambers,
Kelly, Fcran. Adams. Three-base hit:
Murphy. Hase on balls: oft Murphy. 8;
off Denny. 4. Struck out: By Murphy,
4, by Denny, S. empire: McKnlght.
CHANDLER EUAN WINS AGAIN
Western Golf Champion Snrcessfnlly
Defends Ills Title.
CHICAGO, July 29 Chandler Egan won
the western golf championship for the
third time, defeating his cousin, Walter
Kuan, In the finals, 2 up 2 to piny. The
champion successfully defended his title
after being one down at the end of 27 holes.
H.v great work In the afternoon he squared
matters at the twenty-eighth hole and
won the twenty-ninth, thirtieth and thirty
first holes In succession. The next three
were halved and the match ended on the
Lnrsen Explains Ills Mishap.
In speaking about Uie road rai-e to Fre
mont last .Thursday by local automoblllsts
John M. Larsen makes the following state
ment: "The Item In The Bee on Frldny did not
state the facts, as It stated thst 1 had an
even start with the other machines. Ttiat
Is not true. I, with four friends In my ma
chine, started fully thirty-five minutes
after the other machines had left the
Omaha club. I wus compelled to go to the
gsruge on Fifteenth and Capitol avenue to
have some adjustments made on the car
and there fully thirty-five minutes elapHcd
after the departure of the crowd before
we left the garage. That ought to give
them at least twenty miles the best of us.
Ho you see It was far from sn even start,
"we did not anticipate any race, but ex
pected that we would easily overtake every
one before reaching Fremont In spite of a
handicap of twenty miles In a forty-flve-mlle
run. But when we got beyond Water
loo without seeing any machine, in spite of
the rather fine behavior of the White
Dragon, we began to realise it was a race,
and I decided we would be first In Fremont
(barring an accident) or know the reason
why. I accordingly began to open up a
little on my car. The result was a pace
that had never been seen on country roads
In 'these parts nnd It did not take long be
fore we caught up and passed one machine
after another; but when we wore within
three or four miles of Fremont, and going
like the wind on a comparatively good road,
1 suddenly discovered a dug-out in the road
too lute to avoid It, and struck it with
enough force to spring our rear axle. After
bringing the machine to a stundntlll a
couple of hundred yards beyond the hole a
hasty examination showed that we had
better finish the race Into town with two
horsepower, providing we could llnd a
farmer handy, which we did.
"Our time from Omaha to within three or
four miles of Fremont was 1 hour and 8
minutes. It will be some time before any
car owned in Omaha will beat this time
with five people In the machine. The mis
hap to the White Dragon was only trivial
and within a day or so it will be fit to meet
any car In the west on either road or
track. "JOHN M. LARSEN."
Trknmah Defeats Omaha Team.
TEKAMAH, Nrb.. July .-(8peclal.)-Tekamah
won from the Storx team of
Omaha in an Interesting game this sftor
noon by 8 to 3. Plpher for Tekamah did
the better pitching, striking out seven men
to only one by Newstrom for Omaha. This
makes twenty-five games won by Tekamah
out of twenty-nine played this season.
Score: , R.H.E.
Tekamah 0 2 3 0 0 0 8 0 0-8 7 6
Stors 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 03 7 4
Batteries: Tekamah, Plpher and Copple;
Ston, Newstrom and Hatheway- Struck
out:, By'Plpher, 8; by Newstrom, 1. Three-base-hit:
Hunter. Two-base hits: Plpher,
Sharp, Peterson. Time: 1:80. Umpire: Gil-
The Tekamah team leaves tonight for a
series of three games with Fremont. The
sudden departure of Hue kiln, who left to
Join Rourke's pitching staff, leaves Teka
mah somewhat handicapped, but they hope
to win their share of games nevertheless.
Bucklln has pitched excellent ball for Te
kamah all the season and his many friends
here wish him success In ft company.
Game at Vinton street.
With Manager Rourke and his pennant
chasers In Missouri, the fsns need not stay
away from Vinton Street park today,
for a game between the Lee-Glasa-Andree-sen
and Nonpareil teams will no doubt af
ford them plenty of chance to get their
lungs in shape for Pa and his team when
they return for their fourteen caimw at
home. Game called at 8:30 p. m. The lineup:
L.-G.-A. Position. Nonpareils.
Bradford Second Cassldy
Lawler Short E. Itueben
Minlcus Third Garvey
Mullan First liatchen
Taylor Left E. Casey
Deneen Center Williams
Fol?y Right ,-. B. Casey
Crelghton Catch Rueben
Adams Pitch Lynch
Diamonds Versus Continentals.
The West Omaha Diamonds and Conti
nentals will cross bats at the grounds of
the former. Forty-fourth and Howard,
Sunday afternoon A good game ls assured.
Kane, the Dtamund's crack shortstop, will
he in the game. Lineup as follows:
Clair "atch Drummer
Donahue P'chDavis or Oreenleaf
Parker First Peaslnger
Horan Second Bills
McAndrews Short Kann
Hawkins Third Coad
Bunnell . Ief t Hughes
Meehan ?enter Kirkendall
Williams Right Spelman
Darlington Is Shot Oet.
MARBHAI.LTOWN. Ia., July 29. (Special
Telegram.) Marshalltown shut out Bur
lington today In a game In which long
drives were features. Johnson for the lo
cals was right and held the visitors down
to three little singles. The feature of the
visitors play was doubles. Score: R.H.E.
Marshalltown .2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 11 2
Burlington ....0 0000 000 0-0 8 0
Batteries: Johnson and Bruggeman;
Krick and Hanson. Struck out: By John
son, 3; by Krlck. !. Base on balls: Off
Johnson. 3: off Krlck. 1. Tliree-hase hit:
Bruggeman. Twn-baso hits: Williams (2),
Mlddleton. Double- plays: 8. Oroggan,
Kinr and Metcalf; King, unassisted. Hit
by pitcher: Kreuger, Daniels. Umpire:
'Women Play at Loaan.
LOGAN, la , July 29 (8neclal ) The
Omaha Woodmen of the World base ball
team defeated the Boston Bloomers. a
women's athletic club, Jiere yesterday
morning by a kcoie of S to 4. H. L. Harvey
of Ixigan umpired the game. The attend
ance was 6(0.
At 4 o'clock In the afternoon the Missouri
Valley hase hall club defeated the Bloom
ers by a score of 14 to 6, as follows:
Missouri Valley 1 1 0 4 0 1 8 2 214
Boston Bloomers.... 0 000201086
Batteries: Missouri Valley, Moore and
Wilson; Boston Bloomers, Laura ami
lJindee. Attendance: 7A. Umpire; Bert
Nicely of Woodbine. -
Southern I.eaaue Games.
At Atlanta, Oa Atlanta, 8; Memphis, 2
At Birmingham, Ala. Birmingham, 7;
Little Rock, 1.
At Nashville, Tenn. New Orleans, 4;
At Montgomery, Ala. Montgomery, 7;
Hentrlce Loses to Plckrell.
BEATRICE. Neb., July 29 (Special. -Th-Beatiice
and Plckrell ball teams played a
fast game at Plckrell this afternoon.
Score, 6 to 4. In favor of Plckrell.
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy The Best
T. M. Wood, manager of the Whits
County News, Bet-be, Ark., is a representa
tive southern business man, who does not
hesitate In expressing his good opinion of a
well krown remedy. He says: "It gives
ms pleasure to recommend Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, hav
ing used It myself and In my family with
ths best results. In fact I believe it to be
the best remedy of the kind la existence."
Big Mid-Summer Sale of
A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
HEAVY FALL PURCHASES
We Must Make Room for
Our Fall Purchases,
Hence the Necessity
of This Vast
An Opportunity to Furnish
Your Home Today for
Just Half What it
Will Cost You
When the Fall
rives. Tomorrow v Inaugurate) a sale In our
Furniture, Carpet and Stove Depart
merits that means a great Raving to you.
We have carefully gone over our entlra
stock and have cut prices for quick sell
ing. We are determined to make thla
the greatest sale we have ever held. V
would miggost that you come early and
get the choice of the many bargains that
we offer during this sale. The aale has
theae additional advantages: The cus
tomer may buy at the advertised nrleea
and open an account here, paying only a
n.,. pan uuwn, practically enough to
secure the goods, having their future
payments fall due beginning with Sep
tember. There Is no other store In
Omaha In anv linn of himi noun tlm 1 1 1
sell goods at these prices and give amplo
uiwiii to pny ror same, ir you do not
wish the goods delivered at once we will
gladly put them aalde for you upon mak
ing a small payment, and deliver later.
Note these prices, Investigate the
poods antl terms, and convince yourself
that you cannot afford to miss this op
portunity. These are only a few of the
many bargain we offer:
450 Dining Room Chairs, veneer seats,
full sized seat and back, well finished
and durable, regular trice 1.25, Chal
lenge Hale price 70c.
175 Dining Koom Tables, 42-lneh tops,
golden finish, well made, regular $8.00
values. Challenge Hale price $4.03.
Hall Trees, solid oak, finished In
golden, with umbrella rack, beveled edge
French plate mirror, worth $10.00, Chal
lenge Kale price $.1.nn.
l.V) Center Tables. " 24-Inch top,
well finished, worth $2.00, Challenge
Pale price n.He.
Three-piece Tarlor Suits, beantlfully
finished mahogany frame, upholstered
In velours, tapestries, damasks and broe
atels. many different patterns, worth up
to $27.r0, Challenge Sale price $10..V).
Dressers, golden finish, larve bevel
plate mirrors, three large drapers, top
drawer, swell, shnped tops, built extra
strong and substantial, regular $1(1.00
values. Challeugft Sale price $0.50.
Chiffoniers, solid oak, five drawers,
mirror tops, well made and finished, reg
ular $10.00 values. Challenge Bale Price
Couches, upholstered In rich velour of
choice designs, deep tufting, regular
$12..r0 values, Challenge Bala price $7.f0.
Refrigerators closing out the entire
line. We are solo agents for the famous
fiurney li-ie, mineral wool filling dur
ing this great Challenge Hale we offer a
$10.00 refrigerator for $6.50.
Gasoline Htoves a two-burner guaran
teed stove, $l.f8.
75 'Iron Hods, In pea green enamel,
brass caps und ltosts, regular $3.50 val
ues, f ha'.icngp Kale price $l.t8.
25 Iron lieda In the latest gold bronze
finish, heavy ornamental chills and
fancy scroll fillings, regular $12.50 val
ues. Challenge Hale price $8.75.
Kitchen Safes, golden finish, glasa
doors,, made of hard wuod, regular $12.00
values, Chullenge Sale price $7.50.
Music Cabinets, solid oak, the doors
are of fine quartered oak stock, highly
polished, intent link. $10,110 values.
Challenge Sale price $(1.75.
(iorurts, made of fine selected reed,
rubler-tlred wheels, adjustable fst and
reclining back, handsome parasol. $15.)
values. Challenge Hale price $'.i.50.
Folding (Jocarta, guaranteed, $1.1(8.
Ingrain Carpets, strictly all wool. In
cluilce patterns und colurlngs, not rern
nants, regular 75c values. Challenge Hale
Hrussels Carpet, heavy weight, new
designs, $1.00 values, 7!c.
the: ri'.ori.F's htohk.
(The l'eoplcs Furniture and Carpet Ctt.)
sixteenth and Faruau fcutu.
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