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THE OMAHA DAILY PEE: THt'HRDAY, AI'Ol'ST 3. 1003.
WOODMEN COUNT ON GOING
Sational Headquarters Will Leaf Omaha
if Taxation Order ii Enforced.
CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY ON RESERVE FUND
overelaa (Itrk Yates Has I.Htle
Hop Now that Mate's Mandate
( Be rkaatH or Omaha
The order Issued by the State Board of
Equalisation to Countr AnfMnr Reed to
assess the reserve fund of the Woodmen
of the World win. In the opinion of John
T. Tate. sovereign clerk of the Woodmen,
drive the headquarters of the order from
Omaha to Borne other rlty.
The reserve fund of the Woodmen at thla
time amount to about l2,Soo,ooo. upon which
the tag would be In the neighborhood of
$.10,000 or HO.OOO yearly. This tax. Mr. Tales
aald, the executive committee of tlio order
will not consent to pay, and should the
order secure no relief through the courts
then he said the executive committee would
move the headqunrtera from Omaha.
I regret exceedingly that the State
Board of Equalization haa Issued Its order
to Assosaor Reed," said Mr. Yates.
th6ught wa hsd the matter nil settled and
that there would be no further trouble
about our reserve fund. Inasmuch as there
ara Interests outside of Omaha constantly
at work to Secure the headquarters of the
lodge, of course the executive committee,
which haa the authority to do so, will re
move the headquarters to some other city
where the reserve fund will not be taxed.
8t Louis, Kansas City. Cleveland, Detroit
and other cities are constantly after the
headquarters and one of these will get It.
Not Tax Shirkers.
"The matter, of course, will be tested In
the courts, hut I am afraid our executive
committee will not want to wait any longer,
but will Insist on moving now. I have
litt)j hope that we can do anything or get
any relief. I don't want the Impression to
got cut that we are taxshlrkers, for such Is
not the case. We are willing to pay on our
tang'ble property and on the money which
Is paid Into the treasury by Nebraska
members, but the money which la collected
from nonresidents of many other states
and merely held In trust by ua we believe
should not be taxed. I see no way to get
relief, though, as the state board I under
stand haa Issued a positive order to the
There. Is absolutely no doubt In my mind
but that the headquarters will have to go,
for there are fourteen rotes In the execu
tive committee and of that number only
two of them are from Omaha, Mr. Root
and myself. Inasmuch as the eastern cltlee
ard members of the executive committee
al ways have been opposed to Omaha, there
Is n chance for Omaha to retain the head
quarters In view of the action of the stats
Nearlr Lost It Before.
"We came near losing the headquarters
six years ago and It was only by the help
m uiiiiuci trim viuu, wmcn guaranteea
to secure 1.000 members for the lodge, that
wa managed to retain It. The club offered
a bonua of some lots, but of course the
lodge will not accept a bonus from any
city, for It would prevent us from ever
moving the headquarters. After that fight
wa bought our present headquarters and
have about completed arrangements to put
on another story for an auditorium, lodge
room and banquet hall."
The Woodmen of the World at this time
employs about 2( people and It handles
monthly some $400,000. It keeps constantly
on deposit $l!i0,000 in each of four hanks in
the city subject to check. The Sovereign
Visitor, the official organ of the order. Is
published here and postage Is paid on 350,
000 copies a month. Resides this tons of
literature are sent out each month. The
monthly stamp bill alone amounts to $1,500
or $2,000. Omaha, of course, will lose all
this when It loses the headquarters. Should
the courts not grant relief to the order It
la probable the tax for this year will have
to be paid, as Mr. Tates said he saw no
way out of It. About $330,000 of the reserve
fund la invested In government bonds.
OMAHA MAN APRIZE WINNER
Wither Clay Bonk Writes Best Sen
tence on the "object
Wllber Clay Bouk, carrier No. 66 at the
Omaha postofllce, haa Just returned from
mn uuuiik in i.uiurt&uu. v one in uenver
Qa won a prize offered by a Denver newspa
per for the best sentence on- the subject of
"Home." Mr. Douk's prize-winning sen
tence was "The home is the sculptor's
workroom to shape man's destiny." Re
cently Mr. Bouk won a prlxe offered by the
London Strand Magasine In a photographic
Tkat is What Miles Mast l ift to Gala
Liberty Pending; Trial for
William . Miles, colored, who fatully
tabbed Harry H. MeQechln lust week In
front of the Cambridge hotel, has decided
to waive preliminary examination In the
police court. He was arraigned Wednesday
morning.' waived and bound over to the
district court. Miles la charged with mur
der In the second degree. His bond was
placed at JlO.OflO. He Is being represented
by Attorneys J. W. Curr and Fred Smith.
tenant which is quickly dispossessed
by Dr. King's New Discovery Is a Cough
or Cold, too and $100. , For sals by Sber
man McConnell Drug Co.
Representative Ltolea Denier of Cass
county is at the Mcrchunts, snroute to
W. R. Currte. secretary for Conirrxnun
Klnkald. la In the city on business and U
rrmnitreu ai ins Merchants.
Miss U)U j. tiefTner of Clyde, O., Is the
m uer mere, airs. ri. I omnia (smith
Mus Lucy Muck has returned from
rour weeks stay in New York and the
Proprietor and Mrs, Franck of the Mid
land hotel nave returned from a thru.
weeks trip to ths north. Mr. Franck reports
the resorts and northern lakes sr all doing
business to the limit of their rapacity,
especially slnoe the hot weather forced so
many to leave the cities. Mr. Franck was
also amaxed at ths large number of palatial
apartment nouees Deing constructed on tbi
noutn sine or cnicago.
fi Skin of Baauty Im m joy forpvor,
T. Falls Oouraud'a Oriental
Cream or Magloal Beeutifler.
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OMAHA MEN AND
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1 HARDWARE: f -- VH,. rr,, ,
X. KOHE11TS Displaying
DOLLARS FOR FIFTY CENTS
Greatest Sensation Ever Taken Place in
Omaha at the Boston Store.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH.
H. Evans Nebraska Shirt Co.'s En
tire Stock of Men's Illah Grade
Furnishing; Goods and Huts
at JMNs on the Dollar.
2Kc E. & W. collars nt 124c.
lDc Barker's collars at 7Vjc.
All the $2, $3 and $4 straw hats at 50c.
$6 Youmans St Stetson hats at $2.50.
All the men's $2, $3 and $4 vests at $1.
Men's 60c underwear at 25c.
Men's $1 underwear at 60c.
Men's $2 and $3 underwear at $1.
Men's $1 shirts at 60c.. ,
Men's ii and 11 shirts at $1.. .
All the 60c neckwear at 25c.
All the $1 neckwear at 60c.
All the 60c suspenders at 25c.
All the men's umbrella., canes, valises.
night shirts, pajamas, hosiery, gloves, bath
robes, handkerchiefs, etc., AT JUST ONE
Don't fail to attend this sale, beginning
Saturday, and get the hlgheat grade goods
J. L. BRANDEIS & SONS.
BIG CIKl'l'S COMING.
Great Floto Shows "The Circus Beau
The Great Floto Shows employ nearly 600
people, all told. There are thirty-six heads
Mr. Frank Taminen la general manager,
with twenty-six assistants on his own di
rect business staff.
Two hundred and twenty men are em
ployed tn the working department. One
largo cook house, with six cooks and twenty
waiters attend to the two dining rooms.
one of which Is for the performers and
one for the working people. The show car
ries Its own private restaurant on the
ground, and another in the regular trulu
One hundred and ten women are In the
show. Including sixty-five bullet girls
necessary for the Mysterious India spec
tacle. Ten acres of space are recuired for, ho
entire tented city; 5,000 stakes have to be
driven to secure the canvas.
It has SoO horses of all shades and colors,
the finest draught horses that money can
buy and the stud of the raring stock. All
possess pedigrees of the highest imported
and domestic rank. t
The big show will give two performances
here Thursday. August 10. Thursduy morn
ing and evening.
A Ilellthtful Water Trip
between Detroit and Buffalo via the De
troit and Buffalo Steamboat company with
out extra expense (except for meals and
berth on steamer) Is the privilege of hold
era of tickets from the west reading via
the Grand Trunk Railway System tdouble
track from Chicago to Montreal and
Niagara Falls) to or through Suspension
Bridge, N T.
Further particulars. Including illus
trated descriptive literature, will be mailed
on application to Geo. W. Vaux, A. O. P. St
T. A., Grand Trunk Railway System, 135
Adams St., Chicago.
Tho Bennett Company, a Correction,
Through an error In our ad of Tuesday
evening, first item In hardware, Is made
to read four hundred Green Trading Stamps
with Mrs. Potts' sud Irons, etc. This, any
body will readily perceive, is ridiculous.
The Item should be, Forty Green Trading
THE BENNETT COMPANY.
Ths following births and deaths have
been reported to the board of Health dur
ing the twenty-four hours ending at noun
Births Eugene Chadwell, Benson, boy;
John Gasson. 1722 South Thirteenth, twin
girls; Sam Kitchue. L'Mo Dodge, girl; James
Tlmmlns. 1907 North Twenty-sixth, boy; C.
A. Rolverts, 2Sls North Thirtieth, boy; Ed
ward Garner, 19 Boulevard, boy.
Deaths Msry Proctor. 3y: Jones, 40;
John Behiniut. Vl South Twelfth. 7 ; Mary
Agues Brewer. 2440 South Twentieth, 37.
Plans for r'sstnl.
Mrs. Charles Turner, who died Tuesday
night, will be buried at Forest l.awn ceme
tery, the servls being conducted from
the residence, Ui Furnam street, at 2 p.
m. Friday. Rev. T. J. Mackey will con
duct the services. -
Wise Memorial Plcaie Postponed.
Owing to the Inclement weather of Tues
day only !.iv people went to Krug Park
sud ss the desire of the committee lit
chars of the annual picnic of the Wise
Memorial hup4tal is to give Value tor Lhe
money received, the plcnia will N held on
Tusxliy. August 1. When the full program
the Signs of His Trade.
will be repeated, all tickets remaining un
used will he honored on that date.
B'nal H'rlth lodge expects to break all
records on that date.
State of Nebraska. I
('i.)inlv rf ll.invh.a !PS"
Comes before me on this, the Second
(2li day of August, who is personally
known to me to he S. Arnsteln of the Guar
antee Clothing company, and, after being
duly sworn, said S. Arnsteln deposes ana
says that on ;he First (1st) day of August.
In the vrar rif lDntY he tmrchased from M.
IS. Smith & Co. of this city, four thousand
eight hundred and thirty-five shirts, and
lurther deponent sayeth not.
Subscribed and sworn to before me the
2d day of August, 19u5. B. A. WIU'OA,
Just think of it!
Four thousand eight hundred and thirty
five shirts. It Is undoubtedly the largest
shirt purchase ever made by an Omaha
firm. These shirts were Intended to be re
tailed at 75 cents, $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50; we
place them on sale, starting this morn
ing, at 25c, 3o and 48c. Here is
chance to buy Omaha made hlrts.
GUARANTEE CLOTHING COMPANY,
1519-1521 Douglas St.
The annual August sale at Miller, Stew
art & Beaton's is creating great excitement
Such low prices on Btiictly down-to-date
Furniture, Carpets, Oriental Rugs and
Draperies have never before been heard o
and the crowd thut attend their sale alway
come away more than satisfied that this
enterprising firm Is tho true leader In low
Over 1.000.000 acres of land in the Uintah
Indian reservation In eastern Utah will be
opened for settlement AugUBt 28. Regis
tratlon for homestead entries will com'
mence August 1 at Grand Junction, Colo.
and at Vernal, Price and Provo, Utah, and
continue until 6:00 p. nt., August li. The
drawing for these lands will be held at
Provo, Utah, August 17; making the entries
will begin at Vernal August 28. The short
est route to Grand Junction and other
points of registration from Denver and all
points east Is via the Colorado Midland
railway, this line being seventy-two miles
shorter than any other. For parties de
siring to outfit to enter this reservation.
Grand Junction Is the best point from
which to make start. For information aa
to train service, rates, etc.. write or ap
ply to ?. L. Feakins, T. F. and P. A.. C. M.
Ry., Room 609, First National Bank build.
Ing, Omaha, Neb., or C. II. 8 peers. General
passenger Agent, Denver, Colo.
The Woodmen of the World are contem
plating giving a swimming match for
cash prlxe at Courtland Beach Sunday, Au
gust 6. Oscar Norlu, high diver at the
beach, barred. All desirous of enterln
send name and address to Charles Unltt,
60tl Brown block.
A Ula Wine Purchase.
A car ot wine delayed In transit was
purchased for 5o cents on the dollar by the
Hlller Lhiuor company. Almost the entire
c:ir consisted of high-grade California
claret wine, which usually retails for $1.25
and $1.50 per gallon. The car was billed to
eastern parties, but on account of delay
In transit from California was refused. The
entire car was purchased by the Hlller
Liquor company and will be placed on tale
Friday and Saturday ai unheard of prices.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanka
to our neighbors and friends for their kind
assistance and expressions of sympathy
during our late bereavement, the loss of
our beloved wife and mother.
P1IIUP V. MEROEN AND FAMILY.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our heartfelt thanks
to our many friends for the beautiful floral
tributes and sincere sympathy extended to
us In our recent bereavement at the loss
of our mother.
FKANK OLESON AND FAMILY.
Don't forget that the Woodmen of the
World carnival opens at Courtland Beach
Saturday, August S, 'with a drill contest
between teams of the M. W. A., A. O. U.
W.", Boys of Woodcraft and the W. O. W.
Dancing In the pavilion. Street fair and
Madlsoa for Hospital.
The building committee of the Wise
Memorial hospital is considering the pur
chase of the Madlsun hotal. Twenty-ttrst
and Chicago streets, as a new home fur
the hospital. A report as to suitability or
the building and location will be made
Sunday to the hdspltal board of directors
If this property is not bought, the board
may deride to build on property recently
purchased at Twenty-fourth and Harney
streets, although residents of that district
nave protested against the erection
bovplai In their neighborhood.
The city lias issued permits to Julia
Hnverly for a tl.7u frame dwelling at
Tenthand lKrcas; Hy H-nrlchen fur a
ll.ifO frame dwelling st 17U7 Ontario and
Ernest Hset (or two fl.uuO fraina darelllnaa
at Twenty-sixth aj .Taylor,
CORNISH BEGS FOR DUMONT
Park Commissioner Urge Back and Hoy
to Fator Enlarging RiTerriew.
COUNCIIMEN DO NOT FAVOR THE PLAN
Board Wants to Condemn the Tract
Bo as to Secure a Hirer
Froat to the Bis
Park Commissioner Cornish has written
letter to Councllmen Back and Hoye
urging them to withdraw their opposition
to the commission's scheme to condemning
and adding to Rlvervlew park the Dumont
tract lying between the park and the river.
The council had put the proposed con-
emnatlon proceedings to sleep by filing
the communication from the park com
missioners, acting upon the report to the
committee on street Improvements of which
Nicholson. Back and Hoye are members.
Commissioner Cornish points out that the
ity has $200,000 Invested In Rlvervlew park
nd spends $ti.O0O a year on its improve
ment and malntalnance, but that this park
has no frontage on the river. He Is of the
opinion that the Dumont land will not cost
more than $10.0o0 to $12,000 and certainly
not more than $15,000, Including the riparian
lands and rights. He thinks the action of
the Missouri will, in time, make a new
channel so as to leave the water abutting
on the tract a lake, but in any event he
thinks the washing of the river can be
overcome at small expense.
The acquisition of the tract will give
opportunity for the only river drive In the
city." aays Mr. Cornish, "and provide a
landing for boats and advantages for bath-
lnT and other aquatic pleasures. 1 Besides
this he sees in the enlargement a fine oppor
unity for a river boulevard connecting
the Omaha and South Omaha park systems.
Thinks Amount Is Heasonable.
If a single factory locates on the tract.
the commissioner declares, the city would
have to condemn it and get It out of the
way In order to preserve the desirability
of Rlvervlew as a park, and he thinks that
all concerned would consider $30,000 cheap
by way of damages In this contingency.
Councilman Bark says that Commissioner
Cornish's letter has made no Impression on
him. He says the people of the First ward
upon whom the cost will largely fall, are
decidedly opposed to the extension, both
for economical and other reasons. Mr.
Back has a story of his own about the
'The land It Is proposed tp take In Is
very low," says he. "All but' a few acres
of It Is virtually a big mudhole. When
the river la high most of It is covered
knee high with water. The ground Is so
poof that only half a dozen cows can find
pasturage upon It. To add to this, It Is
a ract that the lana is oeing conunuany
eaten away by the river.
'I do not intend to withdraw my opposi
tion, for I see the matter In a light en
tirely different from Mr. Cornish."
TAX LEVY FOR THE NEXT YEAR
Rat Cannot Be Less Than Mne Mills,
According; to Hunting
Speaking of the probable 1W6 tax levy for
the city upon which the council will take
action at an adjourned meeting Thursday
night, Councilman Huntington, chairman
of the finance committee said:
'I don't see how the cjty levy can be
any less man tor tne present year, or
about 9 mills. The new charter limits our
total amount to be raised to $750,000, which
would mean about T.6 mills, going up to
the rimlt. The Water board has demanded
$100,000, which means about one mill on the
present total valuation of approximately
$100,000,000. The school board has demanded
2.6 mills, and all this will bring the total
to between 11 and 12 mills, leaving a possible
mandatory levy to pay back water hydrant
bills of Another mill. It looks to me as
though the city will have to levy up to the
hilt In order to keep things going. Esti
mates have not been received from tho var
ious departments but there is little hope
of any of them demanding less than last
year. Of course the treasury and tax com
missioner's department will be cut out, sav
ing from $40,000 to $50,00, but this will mean
only about one-half a mill,"
SALVATION ARMY PICNIC
Ilia- Outlnn- at nivervlew for Children
Calls for Vast Stores of
Officers of the local Salvation Army and a
staff of assistants were busy all day
Wednesday packing 600 boxes of lunch to
be given at the annual picnic at Rlvervlew
Thursday. The picnic Is for 600 poor chil
dren of Omaha and South Omaha. In each
box will be two sandwiches, cookies, pie.
plcklo and fruit. Besides the boxes Ice
cream, lemonade and candy will be served
to the little folks. Games and a general
good time will be the order ot the day.
A number of chartered street cars will
leave the hall. Seventeenth and Davenport
streets, at 9 o'clock for those who find it
convenient to meet at that location, while
other cara will carry the children from
other parts of the city and South Omaha.
The children will be divided into four
companies, eacb company being In charge
of one of the officers of the army. Budgos
will be given to all.
Contributions have been collected for
some time by the Salvation Army through
the means of street corner boxes. The
offerings have been liberal, and a thor
oughly good time la expected Thursday.
BABY UPSETS BURNING LAMP
Infant Cornea Near Causing; Fire
While Papa Is Getting;
Bottle of Milk.
A year-old baby nearly caused a disas
trous fire at the home ot Harris Orlsslck,
1105 South Thirteenth street, at 6 o'clock
Wednesday morning1" As It happened no
one waa Injured and the property loss was
At 4:45 a. m. Mr. Grlsslck got up In re
sponse to his crying Infant, lit the lamp,
placed the baby In a high chair at a table
and In front of the lamp while he pre
pared a bottle of milk. While he was nil
ing the bottls the baby knocked the lamp
over and onto the floor. The flames quickly
communicated to the bed c . which the
mother was lying, but by prompt action on
the part of the father mother and baby
escaped Injury. Tha fire department re
sponded and extinguished the flames be
fore much damage had been dune.
Rlsemaa's Till Hobbed.
8. Rlseman. a groceryman at 113S North
Eighteenth street, was rubbed of 7& as a
result of being too aecoinniudatlng to a
stranger. About 1:30 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon, a well dressed man entered 1 is
store and asked to use the telephone, wllfch
the groceryman permitted him to do. Rise
man stepped Into the Iwck of the store for
a minute and when he returned the stranger
was gone, as was also a roll of bills con
taining ITS which was In the drawer of the
cash register. The police station was noti
fied and a description of the stranger given,
and Captain Dunn of the detective force
Is of the opinion that he la acquainted with
the thief and Is on his trail.
The suddon death of John P. Zimmerman,
the boy who was killed by touching the
supporting wire of an arc lamp on a pole
Memorial day, will cost the Omaha HT.eo
trto Light and Power company li.'Juu. Tha
corporation confessed Judgment, according
to prlvnte sgreement. to this amount In
the district court Wednesd.iv. The suit for
damages was brought hy Paul Zimmerman,
ratner ot tne oea.i roy.
MORE TROUBLE FOR THE BOY
I'nrle Mm Adds Pellet of Pala to
Hard Lot of loaif
Frank C. Bailey, scsreely out of hla
teens, who for some time has been dis
credited by his stepfather, who married
the hoy's mother after she and his father
had been divorced and the father had gone
to a distant state, has now offended hla
Uncle Sam, who, through his spokesman.
Commissioner Anderson, has ordained that
the young man shall put up a bond of $500
or go to Jail until the grand Jury looks
Into a charge against him of getting away
with some property belonging to the gov
ernment. Bailey mado application to Join the Na
tional Guard and was given a uniform
and a bugle. This was some time ago, and
according to the testimony of Captain
Baehr of Company L, he discovered the
bugle had been sold to a pawnbroker, and
then he had Bailey arrested. Bailey, he
said, told him ho left the suit of clothes
In his room and It had disappeared during
The boy was arrested by Detectives
Mitchell and Davis, and, unfortunately for
him, his arrest comes Just at a time when
Captain Baehr has decided to make an
example of some one, as ho has missed
many artcles belonging to the government.
for which he Is responsible. Adjutant Gen
eral Culver Is pushing Baehr and Baehr
will push the esse. Attorney Brltt ap
peared for the boy, who did not take the
stand, and said the stepfather would not
furnish the bond and the boy'a father
was out of the state.
LITTLE BUNCH OF POLITICS
Ambitions Statesmen Continue to
Come Out from Cover Singly
and in Couplets.
Political candidates continue to be an
nounced, singly, In ralrs and In sheafs.
Some are talked about by their friends
while others are doing the talking for
W. H. DeFrance has made It understood
that he would not spurn the democratic
nomination for county Judge and J. W.
Woodrough is said to have bespoke a
similar condition of mind. Though John
Power Is taken to be the' "strong" candi
date of the democracy for another whack
at the shrlevality, his nomination Is likely
to be disputed by others. Including O. J.
Plckard, a well-to-do farmer of Douglas
precinct. The name of John Liddell, former
president of the molders" union and later
manager of an employment agency and
vender of insurance, is mentioned for tho
same place. Mr. Liddell was once a state
senator and tried to get on the Board of
Fire and Police Commissioners, but lost
W. M. McKay has filed notice with the
county clerk that he desires to submit
his nunc at the primaries for the repub
lican nomination for coroner.
The Fontanelle club board of governors
endorsed the following school board ticket
for the republican nomination: David Cole,
Charles Harding, A. C. Kennedy, W. H
Butts, Dr. W. H. Christie and George D.
OMAHA GUARDS GO TUESDAY
Will Join Others of State Militia
Camp at Kearney Next
Members of the National Guard located
In Omaha will leave next Tuesday for
Kearney, to become a part of the encamp
ment which was recently ordered by Ad
Jutant General Culver. The encampment
lasts from August 8 to IS, the target prac
tlcc being now In progress. General Culver
has arranged so that the soldiers will get
to Kearney in small detachments and not
all the companies get In at once, which
would produce considerable confusion.
CATHERS CASE STILL HANGS
Matter Is Ilelna- Considered by Judge
Sears, M ho la to Giro the
Judgo Sears Is not yet ready to pass upon
the case brought by John T. Cathsra
against city officials for $16,000 paid to street
workers and may not be for some time.
"1 have taken the matter under advise
ment," said Judge Sears, "and that covers
a multitude of things. I may hand down
that opinion tomorrow, In two months or
maybe not for ten or fifteen years.
won't hand It down today, though, for I am
Dr. King'a New Life Piiis have made
splendid record by curing headache, bll
louoness, constipation, etc. 25c. Try. For
sale by Sherman & McConnell Drug Co,
Summer Vacation Tours.
The Michigan Central. "The Niagara Falls
Route," to the Thousand Islands, St. Law
rence river, Adirundacks, Lakes Qeorge and
Champlain, Catskllls, Hudson river. White
mountains, forests and lakes of Maine, New
England sea const, Michigan resorts, etc.
For copy send to C. C. Merrill, T. P. A., M.
C. R. R-, Kansas City, Mo.
The funeral of the lute Mrs. Churchill
Parker will occur on Friday at 2 o'clock p.
m. from the home at 4018 Izard street.
Friends are Invited. Interment private.
tl-K. weddings rings, Edholm, jeweler.
Harry B. Davis, undertaker. Tel. 1221
Dr. H. Lv Arnold has returned from a
trip through Kansas. He reports great
activity and fine crops in the Sunflower
The Modern Woodmen of America picnic
which was scheduled for Plattsmouth for
Wednesday was postponed because of the
heavy rains. The date will bu announced
John Blvlnskt, charged with forging sev
eral clic ks In South Omaha, pleaded guilty
to forgery Wednesday and was sentenced
to one year in the penitentiary by Judge
Mike Pokraka has sued Mary Ousak and
Paul Ousak, her husband, In the district
court for $o,0i for alleged defamation of
character. The case comes from South
Judge Troup has granted a decree of di
vorce to Uraca Mol'une from Henry L.
Mci'une on the grounds of extreme cruelty
and habitual drunkenness. She is given
the custody of three children.
John Foley, who haa charge of the churns
st the Beatrice Creamery plant, was caught
Wednesday morning In a revolving churn.
His left arm was dislocated and he sus
tained numerous body bruises. His condi
tion is in no way serious. He Is being
cared for at Clarkson hospital.
lies Barker, arrested Tuesday evening by
Officers Dwyer and Fuhey on the charge of
disturbing the peak's by fighting, was sen
tenced twenty-five days at hard labor by
the Dolice JudKe Barker was churned wlrh
fighting with a bartender at Ffteenth and
Webster streets, the trouble starting over
a woman It is reporiea.
J. A. Jensen, proprietor of a saloon at
711 North Sixteenth street, pleaded guilty In
ladles court Wednesday morning when
arraigned on the charge of keeping his
saloon open between tne hours of midnight
and 4 a. m. He was lined fl'iO and coots.
Jensen ana r. r. :etson, nartenner, were
arrested after mldniKht of, Tuesday and
the saloon closed unul ordered evened by
tha tUvt -of HjUco.
I Prices Have
In every department. These items below de
serve special mention.
Men's Furnishing Goods
Men's Shirts, negligee, 75c vnlues, at .
Men's Shirts, neirlieee. $i.F0 values, nt
Choice of nil Men's Neckwear intthe house for 25o
Men's High Grade Fancy Hose, DOc values, now. .... .25c
At Reduced Prices.
Boys' Madras Cloth Waists, f 1.00 values, now 48c
Ladies' Sample Silk Helts, fl.f0 values, for . ..25c
Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Vests, 25c values, for ........15c
Ladies' Fancy Lisle Thread Hoso, $1.00 values, for 48c
Straw Hats Less Than Half Price
fl.OO and f 1.50 values, marked down to 48c
1.75 and $2.00 values, marked down to 98c
2.50 values, marked down to ....$1.48
tt.50 and $4.00 values, marked down to $2.00
Choice of any Panama Hat for $2.48
Choice of any Boys' Straw Hat, sold up to f 1.0Q at. .39c
Do Your Shopping Early.
We close ixt 5 p. m. every day ex
cept Saturday at 10 p. m.
RIOTING IN PORTO RICO
Longshoremen's Sympathisers Make
Work for the Pollee Forca
of San Jaan.
SAN JCAN. P. R . Aug-. 2 -As an out
come of the longshoremen's strike for an
increase of wages to 2B cents an hour,
which has been In progress for a month,
the greater portion of San Juan was under
control of a mob between 7 and 9 o'clock
last night. The mob, In which there were
about 1,000 armed persons, dug up paving
blocks and stones, and with these and
other missiles rushed through the streets
fighting the police, who were armed with
rifles and fired scores of ahots, but mostly
In the air.
One person was killed and there are forty
Injured in the hospitals, three- or four of
whom may die.
At I o'clock, while the main force of
police waa engaged with the rioters, an
other mob, mainly composed of young men
and boys, threw stones at the "arc lights
In the main streets, with the result that
nearly tho entire city waa In total dark
ness all night.
At 9 c clock the mob sought refuge In a
disreputable district In which there were
no police.. This district, however, was sur
rounded by the police and mounted squads
patroled the city for the remainder of the
night. At midnight the police, who num
bered only 100, had the situation under con
trol. The rioting was preceded by Intermittent
disturbances, which, however, were not
At noon the city was quiet and the po
lice, It la believed, will be able to cope
with the situation. Carbineers are on roof
tops commanding the streets In the dis
Governor Wlnthrop, In an Interview, said:
I am going to have order In San Juan.
If the police should prove insufficient I pro
pose to call for soldiers and for marines.
The moment the strikers attempt any dis
turbance the police will be Instructed to
use their clubs freely and If that should
be Insufficient they will shoot at the rioters
and not over their heads. There will be
no more blank cartridges.
Thirty-flve of the leaders have been ar
rested. TEST OF THE PRIMARY LAW
Socialists Start Ball Holllac by
Trying to File Their
The socialists laid the foundation of their
suit to test the Dodge primary law Wednes
day morning, when Parker 8. Condlt and
C. W. Adair, chairman and secretary 'of
the county convention held Tuesday night.
attempted to file the county nominees of
the party with County Clerk Drexel. The
filing was refused on the ground that the
conditions of the existing laws on the sub
ject with regard to party nominations have
not been compiled with. Clerk Drexel
wrote his rejection and the reasons on the
back of the paper holding the ticket.
The national socialist authorltlea have
contributed $100 toward the expenses of
fighting the Dodge law, which socialists
regard aa unjust because It requires all
parties to file for the primaries and to pay
PRISON HONEYMOON LASTS
Yoatbful Benedicts Will Have
Their Hearing Not Before
The cases of Fred Summers and Harry
Jennings, the young men arrested lost
Saturday evening with their wives at
Eighteenth and Dodge streets, have been
further postponed until Saturday morning,
whea they will be tried before Police Judge
Berka on a charge of vagrancy.
The victim of their alleged blackmailing
scheme will not appear In court against ths
men, leaving the only alternative for the
prosecuting attorney a vagrancy charge.
The young wives returned to their homes
in Lincoln last Monday. Bummers and
Jennings are still In the city bastlle, which
they say they do not Ilka.
Harry Harper Knox and Mlis Emma P.
Slefken were married by Rev. F Comblo
Smith at 701 South Twenty-sixth street
at s p. m. Wednesday. They went to St.
Louis for a wedding trip. They will re
side In Omaha. A pleasant party attended
Crala" Wemaa Oees Free.
Mrs. Edna Craig, colored, T Pierce
street, has been discharged by Police Judge
Berka, befora whom the woman was tried
Tuesday morning on the charge of cruelty
to a t t.itfi rne junge toog tne matter un
der advisement for twenty-four hours.
Owing to lack of specific evidence the pros-
ecutlun failed to make a case against the
Webb Uets Lead Money.
Captain Webb of the government secret
service Is In possession of a bright, lead
lmeu of tha If la 1 kind, which waa aeut
SI . . 1 1 u - r.f Mi. b nl... nf 1 kCMt - f.. I . 1
. . .75c
to him from out In the state where auch
things are seldom seen, and the advent ot
the counterfeiter marks an epoch. The
captain Is of the opinion that the dollar
probably followed In the wake of a street
fair or some such entertainment and will
give the matter his personal attention.
WOMAN AFRAID OF "HUSBAND
ays Khe Woo Id Rather Die Than
Dare Testify Asralaat Man
Chris Bsysel. 4J23 Seward street, was
tried Wednesday morning In police court
on the charge of assaulting his wife. He
was sentenced to thirty days at hard labor
and furnished an appeal bond of $100 to
carry the case to the district court. Officers
Baldwin and Sawyer testified aa to what
they learned at the time of Baysel'a arrest,
saying the woman showed the wounds
Inflicted by the husband and telling the
officers she would rather ba dead than
dare to testify In court against her hus
band. Mrs. Baysel told the officers her
husband knocked her over a chair. Baysel
stoutly denies any assault, but admits that
he and hla wife have had little disagree
ments. LITTLE BISMARCK STILL HERE
Judge Altstadt Has Not Fled to
the Soatb. Sea as Re
ported. The report that Justice William Altstadt
has gone south Is not true In the general
acceptance of the term. A dispatch waa
received from South Omaha Wednesday
morning saying that "Little Bismarck" had
been captured In the Magic City and would
return to Omaha without .papers. The
Judge Is wanted In Omaha on the charge of
falling to hang up his telephone receiver.
I.lKhts of Harry Walton.
The arrival of two new lights at the police
station to be placed on either side of the
patrol wagon has been, the means of great
rejoicing on the part of Patrol Conductor
Andy Fahey and Driver Murphy. It has
been customary to have "the wagon" In
darkness after night, but now the counte.
nances of the driver and conductor will he
Illuminated at all times, whether In the
middle of the block or under the glare of
the arc light.
Wa must have the room for the fall
stock Is nearly due, v and with our
limited space, both at tha 1611 and
lfitf Douglas street warerooms, aa well
as tha factory 1614 Ixard atreet, we
are forced to Bell preHent stock of
pianoa and organs at less than fac
tory prices, and they must be aold at
Therefore we have marked down
the prlcas (In plain figures) to prac
tically cost of production. Pianos
which ara regularly sold for 21m aa
low as fl4f; pianos of the 1300 class
down to 178, etc. On the Hospe easy
payment plan of V per month.
We put on aale some ot the biggest
bargains ever offered. In this lot are
Knatx-s, Klmballs, Stelnways, Burtons,
Cramers, Vose ft Sons. Camp & Co.,
Hoffinans and sixteen others, ranging
In prices at S&S. 1140, iso. $210. .'. on
terms of 1 per week, with stools and
scarfs Included. Plaios In perfect
tune and fully warranted.
Some fine sample pianos- In uprights
and grands, made In walnut, mahog
any, oak and French burl walnut, at
prices which will save from (60 to $10u
on each Instrument.
BIS ORGAII SALE
Kimball organs, Mason & Hamlin,
Smith's American, Taylor ic Farley,
and Hospe organs. See these prices,
115. IJ0, S, UO and V&. On weekly
payments of Sue per week.
Fine Piano Tuning, Piano Rebuild
ing. Piano Moving, Packing and Re-
A. HOSPE CO
1513-1515 DOUGLAS STREET
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