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THE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, JULY 9, 190G.
FEW PATENT RIGHTS IN STATE
Bflporti Chow that Tbii Clui of Graftert
Do Littlo'BusinMi in Btbmk.
FIELD EVIDENTLY NOT A PROFITABLE ONE
story f Eaeeptlosml Msfci Wl raid
2,ino for Derive ! Keep
Her Anr (rdn Barb
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, July I. (Special.) Someone
I overlooking a glorious opportunity In
Nebraska to make a fortune. Either that
or the people of Nebraska stand head Bnd
shoulders above all the other people on
earth In Intelligence. To make a long
story short, the "patfnt right" game hun t
l.een worked In Nebraska a little bit.
Thise-fourths of the counties In the staia
do not claim an a citizen the owner of
h patent right. This l Khown by the sb
strsets of the assensinent filed with the
secretary of the State Board of Assess
ment. Various reason have been ad
anced by county assessor why no more
ptnt rights are returned to the assessors,
tin nun said It I due to the habit Ne-l"-a.lans
had of carrying guns In the old
riuy. Another aald It I dun to the fact
ifie ngent are too busy with the easier
sure of the east. Another reason ad
vanced ;s a patent right Isn't worth any
thing, and therefore Is not listed.
One Valuable RUM.
Some tlrre ago a smooth agent struck
i small vlllnge and got a Job towing wood'
for a resident. "The "prominent" citizen
md the wood sawyer got to talking. Then
In n burst of confidence the wood sawyer
tnlcl the "prominent" rlttsen he had plenty
of money at one time, but now he was
In reduced circumstances and was work
ing In order to put on the market hi
patent to keep horses off of barb wire
It took le thsn an hour to sell- the
:iihii the right to sell the patent In Ne
bresk.i. When the prominent citizen got
the goods he found thHt his purchase was
. baird, upon which was. printed:
KOTICK TO HORSES.
Dangerous Keep Away.
With he signboard, which was nicely
Pointed, can-e a pair of spectacles for use
of horses whose eyes were dim.
The !isrssor who told this story said
the "prominent" citizen had paid lidOO for
the right lo sell the patent In Nebraska
"How much should I list that patent
for?" he Inquired.
It Is prohable Vhe state board will have
to tic. Ids. whether It Is worth the K.000 or
Vnlue of Rights Listed
t.sst veer the total number of patent
lights listed In Nebraska was 4.MT snd they
were assessed at a total valuation of
M.4W. Out In Dawes county this year one
eighth of a patent right wss returned st
an assessed valuation of $5. TJundy county
has a patent right valued at $22, while
Dixon has three assessed at $2 for the
hunch. So rr as reported Clay county
has tfe largest number of patent rights.
reporting nine at a valuation of J1.T10.
Most of the counties reporting have one
to two and "three patent rights, and the
value of them Is all the way from $3 to
ll'TO. Loup county having one patent right
assessed at glK. Assessors hold It would
not be fair to the women and children of
'the stste to tell In what counties there
are no patent rights, men are apt to
buy such things when the opportunity pre.
rents itself,, nd -school Je coming on and
so la winter) ft '
Five Fir Alarms Wasidar
fc.' five fire alarms were turned In this after
Jioon after X o'clock, two of which were
fslse. The others did lltyle, damage except
at the Lincoln Telephone offlc where that
"system was put- out -of commission, Th
fir originated among the wires and it was
necessary to shut off the entire system to
locate Vie trouble. Apparently little dam
age was done to the property.
rain fell, the city has been getting along
Since last Sunday night, when the big
with one well and' water - pressure Is not
sufficient to throw a stream to a second
s'ory. People have been drinking mineral
water and ether things to avoid coming
In contact with typhoid germs, and so fa
no sickness has been reported because of
tha condition of the city water. Mayor
Brown Issued a proclamation asking the
people , to refrain from -sprinkling thel
lawns until the city water supply wa
normal,., but his request has been Ignored
In many casea and, while some people have
barely had enough water for domestic use
others have been flooding their lawns and
thua cutting down the supply. As' a reault
of the flood, the officials are planning to
make many,' Improvements In the water
system so to prevent a repetition of th
experience of last Sunday.
toraad A rear Statistics
Adjutant General C M. Parker of th
Grand Army of the Republic has received
reports from moat of the posts In the state
for tho year ending July 1. The reports
now In show that Farragut post of Lincoln
now lead the entire list In membership.
It has a membership of 171 In good stand
ing, an Increase of fifty-six during the year.
Orant post No. 110, . Omaha. Is next with'
a membership of 111 and George Crook
post tt Omaha is third with 117. Last year
the total membership of the state was 1,491,
but this has been decreased during the
year. The exact number will not be known
until all the reports are In. Many post in
the atate have shown considerable growth.
At th veterans of th war of th rebellion
grow older they show more of a dealr to
beooTo members of th Qrand Army of the
Republic. Th in crease la offset by th
death of old soldiers.
Uava lor Sht la Maatku
GENEVA, Neb., July I. -(Special Tele
gram. -WUll Warner, I years old, was
shot as i was walking along Church street
this a fu moon. As he passed an open space
soma on back of th building fired. The
ball passed Into th little fellow's mouth
and lodged somewhere In th r.eok. The boy
was taken to th sanitarium by Dr. Woods
and Search mad for th ball.
aleld at Wellgeet.
NORTH PLATTE Neb,, July t. -(Special.)
Th Information has reached this city
that Lloyd Parcel committed suicide laat
Monday at his father's ranch five miles
west of WeUfleet, In this county. Several
'weeks ago young Parcel, who Is about K
year of age, wss arraigned In the county
court on the charge of stealing horses and
L Unking .
Vsv fttanultae w'th tk
- - r miw mi tHii a v
wss bound over to the. district court. The
lad, who is a son of 'William Parcel, who
as a candidate for secretary of state on
he socialist ticket at the last state election.
seemed to have planned the self-destruc
tion deliberately and, no doubt, was
prompted to do It on account of the crtm-
nal prosecution. Choosing a time when his
mother was visiting In Iowa and his father
Wellfleet. and no one at home but his
10-year-old sister, he took the SB-caliber
Winchester down and went out with It, and
hortly afterwards the sister heard a shot
nd went to see what was going on, and
found her despondent brother dying, with a
bullet wound through his heart. Th sister
t once mounted a horse and rode to Well-
fleet and notified the father of his son's
evs ( Nebraska.
COLt'MBl'S Miss Mary Bomwlak. ho
has been the manager of the millinery store
of J. C. Klllman on Olive street, tins re
igned and Mr. Klllman came on from Chi
cago and sold the stock to Mrs. I. D. Htirea.
WEST I'OINT A marriage license bus
een Issued by Judex Dewttld to Herman
Kratke and Miss Inira Stuckenstnith, both
of Cleveland township, and also to Kred
Clattenhoff and Miss Meta Meyer of Qiand
ownshlp. Both rnarrtuges will take place
( i K A N I ) ISLAND The fire department
was railed to the extreme northeustern
part of the city yesterday afternoon, a
small residence having become afire. The
department soon had a stream on the
names and the loss Is nominal, covered ay
mm vim nee. 1 he residence was thai or l-mii
NOKI'H PLATTE The funeral of J. D
Shaffer, who died day before yesterday.
was held from the residence at ;:; Satur
day afternoon. The deceased was an early
Itixen or this county and well and ruvor
biy known. He was a carpenter and
wagon maker by trade. He leaves his wile
and four children to mourn his demise.
OAKLAND A fire was discovered In the
house occupied by Earner Lindahl shortly
after 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, whicn
did considerable damage, but the prompt
response of the fire company eavtd the
building. The origin of the lire Is a mys-
eiy, a no one was In the house at the
Ime. Both house and furniture "are In
t. uLL'MU(' Mrs. "I'll lie? A. Milliter, mho
was married In Columbus to Jonn Munter
n ItWS, wants lo be Ireed from him l Hie
courts and has filed a petition for divorce
n the dlsirlct court. She. alleges that John
has beaten her seveiul times and' rt peit-
ediy threatened to do her violence, he
gets drunk, does not support her, and ao
she desires to be separated from him.
WEST POINT-MIss Emma Wendt of
West point and Richard 1'alinqulst of Oak-
and were united in marriage by County
Judge Dewald yesterday atiefnoorl. The
oride ia the daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. jonn
wendt or West Point and tne groom me
son of Mr. and Mr. F. Palmuuist of Oak
land. The young couple will make tnelr
home at Oakland, where the groom Is en
gaged In business,
wr.Hi ftJiisi ur. w. K. Mccray, a
veterinary surgeon, who ha been located
In West Point the past year, has been ap
pointed an Inspector in the Hiireau of Ani
mal Industry and has gone to Chicago to
assume the duties of the position. Dr. Mc
Cray la an authority In veterinary practice
and has been very successful while in tCuin
Ing county. The citizens very much die"
like to see hitn leave the community.
WEST I'OINT The Iron and steel work
for the Interior frame of the new block
being erected on Main street by the Bau-
man Brothers has arrived and Is being
rapidly put in place. A large force of
workmen ia busily engaged on the structure
which Is expected to lie finished In time
for the fall trade. When completed this
building will be beyond question the finest
building in the Elkhorn valley, west of
WEST POINT Died, in Roswell. New-
Mexico, early Wednesday murnlng, Bart
lett V. Voder, aged tig years. Death was
due to Hodgin's disease, a failure of the
glands to perform their 1 unctions Services
and Interment occurred In Koswell Sunday.
i he deceased was formerly a prominent
business man of West Point, moving from
here aomo years ago with his family to
Omaha, and thence to New Mexico.
MINDKN The cornerstone of Kearney
counly s new court house will be laid July
li. J he ceremonies will be In charge of
the Masonic traternlty and there will o
addresses by Governor Mickey and Ho.i.
Gilbert M. Hitchcoca. 'i nere will be un
extensive program of sport under the di
rection of the Commercial club and theio
will be free dinner for everyone. Two
fine steers have been purchased and, they
will bo roasted snd served ail the; feast.; V
WEb'i POlNT-Tlie reaubUcan ruuaty
central committee at its last meeting caned
the republican county delegate contention
to meet in est Point on aukusi 11. Tne
pu6lished call requires seventy-one dele
gates and ll Is slated that ut the conven
tion nominations win tie nmee lor county
attorney and a representative trom tne
Fifteenth district. Delegates will be elected
also to the state, congressional, float rep
resentative and Moat senatorial convention.
GRAND IHIAND Fred Koplin, who as
saulted a police utlicer on the morning of
the Fourth, at a ball game between Hast
ings and Grand Island, and was immediately
released by another officer, was later com
plained against by the officer assaulted and
pieaaen guilty to tne cnarg ui assault anu
was fined In the sum ot W. also agree
ing, through his father, to leave th city,
hla family being confident thai away from
his past associates he will not be Involved
COLL'MBl'8 At the meeting of ine
Board of Education Mis Bertha Hender
son, science teacher, and Miss Ada Gra
ham, teacher of language, resigned. Miss
Henderson has accepted a more lucrative
position as teacher in South Omaha and
Miss Graham liaa decided to attend the
State university at Lincoln. Miss Asliton
of Sloan, la., was elected by the board as
science teacher and the other position Is
still vacant, but .tliere are several appli
cations for it.
TECCM8EH Mr. Fisher, wife of Grant
Fisher, drayman here, Is considerably wor
ried over tne whereabouts of her spouse,
tie left home unceremoniously on the night
of July 3 and bought a ticket lo Llncoin.
I'p to this time he has not returned, nor
has he sent any. word home. Fisher la a
well-meaning fellow who works hard, and
his friend are wondering at ills strange
action, ll is said he haa desired to move
to another town for. souls time. He lett
no unpaid bills.
NOK'l'll PLATTE The North Platte fire
department carried on" the honors at Lex
ington on the Fourth, winning tne wet
m. couoilna contest, in which the North
Wimii. nre iietiartnient boys made
vard run. laid llw teet of hose and
ieet of hose and had
water out of the nozxie in iwenty-six aec
onos. while the lxlngton team required
twenty-nine and a half seconds for the
same feat. North Platte also won easily
In th tennis tournament, winning four out
of tne aeven singles and three out of four
HCKCHARD Mrs. W. T. Henry enter
tained "tne old loiaa" at her home In Uur
cnaid Friday. Eignt persons were present
wnose aggiegate age was -' years,
average oemg i years
nd ail were Weil
and hearty enough to enjoy tne feat pre-
--.I ,r ihmn bv their hostess. J. P.
Swallow read a paper on "The Early Day
of Nebraaka Territory." which waa lull or
reminiscences of eariy days. Those pres
ent who had pasaed th age of i years
Julia Donahue, 73; iidlchael Dona
hue 77; R. McVey. 74; J. P. swallow. .4;
Elixa Herron, '.i; A. J. Alden. Ilea
rVJivm. A. fsoti, 8b; Mary poleet. Be.
COLL'M"Bi S-For the last few days Co
lumbus has furnished entertainment to
aboul nfty Oelegates of the Woman s Home
Miseioiiaiy fcocirty ui
conterence ot tne Methodist Episcopal
church This 1 the nintn annual conven
tion and tne third meeting -for the Grand
Island district. Alia. J. B. ixseUom of Wood
Uiver t the presiding orttctr and Mi. H.
Il Mlliard ot coiumoua is secieiary. Be
sides the addresses ot the geoerai organ
iser Miaa Anna O. Clark of Cambridge,
Mass.. id Mr. N. W. ila. of New or. a
nile program waa carried out for each
Itav'B service. Among those who took purt
iJre Rev. L. K. DeWolf. Miss Nettie
Miller Miss Hael Millard. Miss ilune
"ne,'ker and Miaa Luclie DeWoit.
GRAND ISLAND. The city autborltiea
.-ired more shutoff valves placed in
tne system of mains. In order that not so
Largo a portion of Hie city must be shut
off from the service In Ihe event of a
treak In the mains, and while the earn are
undergoing repair. These valves ar now
being placed On Friday evening the water
commissioner gave notice lo the Colon Pa
ethc company to tws up on water aa it
would be necessary to close ihe mains for
a few hours. The order was forgotten snd
ths tanks of the company soon ran dry.
It occurred, then, that aome of ths out-
folng engines needed lo be filled. By a con
usion of orders, th water was turned on
while the commissioner and plumbers war
down In a trench putting In a valve. There
was a sudden rush of water and an evacua
tion of the trench. Fortunately th plumb
ers were not using inoulten lead at the time
or a aevere accident would have resulted.
9T.S3 t MlaaatlU aad Retara Via
Ckleag Great Wasltra Railway
Account of G. A. R. Encampment, August
Uth to lsth. Tickets on sal after August
11th. For further Information apply to H.
H Churchill. G. A, UU Faruam St.,
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Building Inspector Trapp Oeta Ready for
DANGEROUS BUILDINGS TO BE TORN DOWN
Notices of t'oademaatloa Published
and Appraisers to Be Appelated
to Prelect City Before
The building Inspector. Ed Trapp, will
take active steps this week toward tearing
down several buildings which have been
found In a state of collapse. Notices have
been posted on the condemned buildings
and printed In the papers. Now, as soon as
the appraisers, who will be appointed to
day, fix the damages, If there be any, th
work of razing the buildings will be begun.
Two small houses on South Thirtieth street,
the old hotel building known as the Transit
house at Twenty-eighth and M streets, and
a building at 2411 N street are among thos
to be reduced.
Magic City Gossip.
Dr. E. L. Detinney has returned from a
trip to Ijeadvllle. Colo.
Mrs. George Dunscomb and daughter are
visiting In Dodge City. Kan.
C. R. Smith of Sterling. Colo.. Is a guest
of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McLaughlin.
J. M. Fowler expects to go to Auburn to
take In the good bill of races, which will be
pulled off there this week.
The Duffvs played the Invincible at the
park at Twenty-ninth and Q. The game
was snappy and Interesting from the start.
Judge John McKay has gone to Indiana,
where lie will make hla future home. Be
fore leaving he paid a visit to his old time
friends in the city hall. .
The Jelter Gold Tops played the Coronas
yesterday afternoon, winning by a score of
to X. Neither team did as well as it
usually has done. A number of costly
errors were chargeable to either side.
John Hues, Eighteenth and Harrison
streets, succumbed to a complication of
discuses Saturday night at the South Omaha
hospital. The burial will be Tuesday morn
ing in the German Catholic cemetery.
The funeral of Henry Callahan was held
yesterday afternoon from St. Bridget's
church. Mr. Callahan lived formerly at
Valley street. Omaha. The burial was In
Ft. Mary's cemetery.
A Japanese by the name of 8. Nlahlmuro
from the colony at Thirty-sixth and N
streets was taken last night to the South
Omaha hospital. lie was suffering from
an attack of appendicitis.
Amorg th communications before
oiiv Knunrll will tie the notice of a
brought by Thomas McCallum against the
city for injuries from a fall between "wen-ty-flfth
and Twenty-sixth on N street. The
fall occurred laM winter. He sues for
H. W. Henrv of Council Bluffs was ar-
nuieri last nlulit on the charge of assault
aiwl bntlerv committed on a wife from
whom he had been separated. The woman
cnniiiined to the nollce that he had choked
her. She Is at the New Commercial hotel
In this city.
The death of Joreph M. Kadavy, 630
North Twenty-fifth street, occurred eariy
Himilav morning. He Is a baker and has
been a resident of the city for sixteen
v,.m The funeral services will he held
Tuesday at 10 a. m. The interment will be
In the Bohemian national cemetery,
ELEPHANTS AT KRUG PARK
F.oh Thompson'a Troops Pleases
an Immense Crowd un
There wag an unusually large Sunday at
tendance at Knig park yesterday, the spe
cial drawing attraction being Kph Thomp
eon's herd of acrobatic, comedy and mili
tary elephants: They are four in number.
Epil Thompson, the owner and trainer of
tho elephants, Is a colored man and hie
assistants are white men of foreign birth
They all appear on the platform In uniform.
A large amount of properties are' carried
with (the elephant, troupe, to. enable Jthem to
proptrly do their Several' aisl - Thompson
addresses each elephant by name arid every
order is Instantly obeyed. - They marched
to the music of the Royal Canadian band
In single file around the stage, each ele
pliant twirling his trunk around the tail of
the elephant In front. A pyramid of three
two kneeling, was then made. A pyramid
of the four elephants followed. Two ele
phants and Thompson did a Jumping rope
net, the animals turning the rope while
Thompson Jumped. Two elephants kicked
a large foot ball back and forth snd neither
one missed a single kick. Thompson laid
down on the platform and one of the ele
phants walked over him, lsid down upon
him and afterward raised hlni to his feet.
Three elephants played on a chime of bells,
the musical notes being struck as Thomp
son called them each by name. One ele
phant rang up a telephone and talked Into
It In the elephant language. There was a
boxing match of 4 wo rounds between two
elephants, each provided with large boxing
gloves on the end of his trunk, and the
bout erded In a knockout. The elephant
Marr turned a somersault and did the act
neatly, amid the applause of the thousands
The best act of all wss where one ele
phant took hla seat on a property box
snd another elephant put an apron around
hla neck, strapped his rasor, lathered the
customer good, shaved him, rubbed him
wth a towel, applied powder and cologne,
gave him a bottle of wine to drink and then
Thompson collected a dollar from the cus
tomer elephant, who fished It out of a
pocket in the apron with his trunk, A third
small elephant dusted the customer off and
the act was closed with thousands laughing
Th military elephant, properly urn.
formed, waa put through his paces, march
ing, keeping time correctly, going through
a manual of arms and firing the gun at the
close of the art, and this was so perfectly
performed that it was rewarded by general
The news of the excellence of this animal
act will spread from the thousands who
witnessed It yesterday and who will tell
their friends that It Is th very beat they
ever have seen. II Is free to every person
Inside th park enclosure.
A second exhibition was given at 9:30 p.
m. and waa witnessed by a greater number
of people than the first performance. The
platform was well lighted by a large light
at each corner. There were more people
In Krug park laat evening tharwere there
last Wednesday, July 4, and that was the
record day up to that date.
The elephants win be exhibited every
day this work at 6 p. m. and 9:30 p. m.
NEW SCANDINAVIAN PAPER
Vlklaar. Published by Brie aad
Georgia T. Johwsoa, Make
Tii Viking, a monthly magaln Issued
at Cmaha. and Fremont, has mad Ua Initial
bow In an attractive form. It Is published
by JSrlc and Oeorgla T. Johr-on. proprie
tor, ar.d printed at 1611 Capitol avenue
Orrua. Mr. Johnson waa formerly pub
lisher of the Wahoo Era. Volume 1. No. I,
of th Viking contained sixteen pages, wltn
several half ton pit tuiee reproducing well
on th glased paper on which tt was printed
Th Viking will be devoted to th Scandi
navian interests In th United States and
Canada and ia expected to nil th same
plao In nawapaperdoro that th Irish World
and Scot Is h American do to th Irish and
William A. Paxton la now aole t go
out In the air for a walk every day. He
Is recovering his strength gradually. Mr.
t'axtn) was strickeg with a dm spell
lew weeks ago
OUR LETTER BOX, y"
Feed Preservatives vs. A Jalteratlea.
NEW YORK, July .-To th Editor of
Th Bee: I note In your esteemed Issu
of June 23 an Interesting editorial headed
The Pur Food Bill." It la certainly
gratifying to know that we have at last
pure food law. The adulteration of food
was practiced to such a large extent that
It was absolutely neceasery to place some
curb on manufacturers who were flood
ing the market with cheap, adulterated
The now law will compel labels on all
articles of preserved food. If the public.
however, do not pay heed to the labels, of
what value will they be? The public must
be taught that there is no economy In
cheap foods which have been adulterated
with some Inferior substance that would
lessen the food value.
The preservation of food, however, should
not be considered adulteration, as th
preservative is uaed to prevent the arti
cle from deteriorating. It Is not the or
dinarily preserved food that Injures the
consumer. It ia food that has not been
preserved that is In condition for the
propagation of toxic germs, which ar a
great menace to human llf. Those who
advocate dispensing with mild preserva
tives do not realise the danger which lurks
In food that Is not preserved.
Many varieties of micro organisms pro
duce poisonous ptomaines. After they ar
one produced they are not easily destroyed.
Th ptitrlfactiv organisms which produce
ptomaine poison In such articles as canned
meats, head cheese, fresh pork, fish and
other animal matter, both raw and cooked,
are very dangerous to life. A peculiar
feature of ptomaine poison Is that It can
not be detected by sight, taste or smell.
The cause of ptomaine poison can be
traced to the lack of facilities for prevent
ing the development of toxic germs.
Meats, fish or fowl that are sprinkled with
borax or boric acid are kept In a clean,
healthful condition, which prevents the
formation and propagation of toxic germs.
The senate, recognizing the value of
mild preservatives, accepted an amendment
which will allow borax or boric acid on
any article of food from which It can
be removed by maceration In water prior
to consumption. Preservatives of a pene
trating nature, however, could not be re
moved in this manner.
It Is sn erroneous supposition to think
that preservatives could be used to con
vert a tainted piece of meat Into a sweet,
Laws should be enacted and enforced so
as to protect the unwary consumer. Our
new pure food law will not be of much
value to the masses until the various state
laws are emended so as to conform with
ths national law.
Now that the pure food law has been
enacted. It certainly will be wise to have
all places where food I prepared Investi
gated, ss the condition of food and the
health of the nation depends to a certain
extent on hygienic surroundings.
The spices and condiments that are used
have comparatively no food value, and
they are partaken of to momentarily sat
isfy the palate (which has been educated
to crave such articles) to th detriment of
the digestive organs.
The question of eating Is a very serious
one. It Is not so much, however, whet
we est as It is how we eat. Food must
he assimilated to he beneficial; our ration
should he balanced; our diet should be va
ried. Thorough mastication is absolutely
necessary to prepare food for the stomach.
When persons bolt their food and wash It
down with liquids they are candidates for
the dyspeptic brigade.
.. We can live without food for thirty dsys
or more: we can, live without water for
about seven da yeV'-we"' cannot live with
out air. ' however Vor five minutes. Cofi
semiently ss much, or more, attention
should he paid to our water. and air sup
plies ss there is to food. There should be
vigilant Inspections of school rooms, fac
tories, theaters, public buildings, etc.. to
Insurs perfect ventilation. (
We spend about one-third of our lives
In bed. We must breathe regiilsrly. how
ever, during our sojourn In slumherland.
and If w-e breathe pure air all night we will
rlalnly arise In the morning greatly re
We have the power within ourselves lo
be moderate In all things, and If we exer
cise this power we will en.lny life as the
Creator Intended we should.
IT. H. T.ANGDON.
SMITH'S SAD SUNDAY EVENING
ftl ranger from Bork GrTe, loera.
Beaten awd Robbed by Hrw
That It la not always safe to accept the
proffered service of a stranger to act a
guide was driven home to William Smith
of Buck Grove, la.. In a most painful
manner late Sunday evening, the pain hav.
Ing Its origin In a number of cuts about
the head received from the guide turned
highwayman, and the removal of a roll of
bills from Smith's pocket by the same per
sonage. Smith is of rural tendencies and when the
shadows began to gather Sunday evening
he took a walk among the sights of the
Third ward. While so engaged he met a
man in overalls and striped red and white
fclitrt without a coat. This man looked
like an honeet son of toll certainly not
Ilka the picture of black-mustached, silk-
tiled confidence men such as he had Been,
and Smith lost no time in getting con
genial. Saloons aided in this operation snd
presently, when the new friend offered to
show the visitor the high buildings, the
place wher the explosion occurred and
other places of distinction, he waa con
sidered most kind and obliging.
The two went to look first at th smelter,
where the stranger said he was employed,
but Instead of going around by the Douglas
street bridge the man-wlthln-the-overalls
steered his charge through the tall 'weeds
at the foot of Davenport street just to
show the rurallte that Omaha had a fee
tinmelropolltan spots, too. When the dark
ness of this wilderness was reached the
Stranger suddenly turned on Smith, knocked
him down, pounded hlni, and then took
from his packet pocketbook containing
120. Then he discharged himself.
When Smith came to he went to the po
lice station, and as a result of bis description
of his assailant, Emergency Officer Hell
went out and brought In a man who gave
his name as A. Coulson and who was pos
itively Identified by Smith. The overalls
and red and white shirt were still on him
He was locked up on a charge of assault
Miniature copy la pkj- (
YJhatwirelbu Faying For ?
W cents for
AT THE PLAY HOUSES.
Vaadevllle at the Rljoa.
Last evening the first performance was
given at the Bijou, which has been added
to Omaha's list of playhouses by the Bijou
Theater company. It Is to be devoted to
vaudeville, and as such promises to pro
vide another place to care for the steadily
increasing number of Omahans who seek
their amusement at the theater. The audi
ence last night wss all the house could
accommodate, and the general comment
was such as should delight the managers.
H was all In praise. A vaudeville program
of five acts and a one-act play by what Is
to be a permanent stock company con
nected With the theater made up the bill.
The acts were uniformly good. The Ick
hart sisters open the bill with some songs
ana nances. These young women are
graceful and good looking, and dance very
well, while their singing Is pleasing. Tho
Berger brothers are a pair of lithe and
muscular young men. who mix a little
comedy with a great deal of very clever
acrobatic work. Pauline Courtney sings
some Illustrated songs In a way that Is
sure to make her a favorite before the
week is out. Ixipex and Lopex play on
chimes, glasses and other srrangemrnls
for the production of musical sounds, and
with the expenditure of considerable dec- I
trie light give their turn a bit of bril-1
llancv and color. Jack Casaln ts a hln. U-
face comedian with some good stories.
The stock company produced last night
Sidney Carton's one-act comedy, "In Honor
Bound." Mr. Fred Truesdale, In the role
of Sir Oeorg Carlyon, showed himself nn
actor worthy of the name. He has a fine
figure, a splendid voice and full command
of himself and his scenes. Mr. Walter
Fenner as Philip Graham, Miss Helen Uei
monde as Iady Carlyon and Miss Bertie
May as Hose Dalrymple completed the cast
and aided In giving the piny a satisfactory
nterpretatlon. The bill will be continued
through the week, with matinees on
Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. A
feature of the Bijou Is the roncert garden
attached, In which the orchestra, under
direction of Jule Thlele, gives a concert
each evening at 7:45 and during tho In
termission. Soft drinks and like refresh
ments are served here.
ALCOHOL; FREE OF TAX
Revolution I Cost of Heat, Light and
Power Expected from New
At vsrlous times during the last fifteen
years attempts have been made to secure
legislation providing for the sale of alcohol
for techlncal and other industrial purposes
free from the Internal revenue tax of $1.10
per gallon. The recent passage of such a
measure by both houses of congress Is es
timated to be likely to effect a revolution
In certain economic conditions.
Burned In suitable lamps, alcohol is a
better llliimlnant than kerosene, and Its
Intense heating power would make It serv
iceable as a fuel of the highest order. To
the farmer It would be invaluable as a
power generator for th motors coming
into use for baling hay, shelling corn, saw
ing wood, threshing, churning and driving
various kinds of farm machinery. In this
connection It Is to be noted that Its chesp-
ness Is combined with an absolute safety
that cannot be guaranteed in the use of
raaollne. which, when In flame, becomes a
spreading menace under a flow of water.
It haa been demostrated that alcohol
yields a greater per rent of the heat It de
velops than any other fuel, the scientific
data being: Alcohol, 33 per cent; gasoline,
31 per rent; petroleum, 18 per cent. And,
what marks It out as serviceable in the
most Isolated corners of the country Is the
esse with which It may be produced from
all starch-beating plants, such as corn. In
cluding the stalks; potatoes, sweet potatoes,
waste molasses from the sugar cane and
sugar beet, at a cost not exceeding 5 cents
per gallon. Central distilleries In farming
sections would be able to dispose of quan
tities of products which are at present tn
tlrely unprofitable, and the farmer would
benefit Immediately by an Increased de
mand for what he raised, and by an abund
ance and a cheap supply of valuable ma
terial for light, heat andspower.
The alcohol would be rendered unfit for
drinking, or "denatured." by several
processes which make it poisonous' to a cer
tain extent and revolting to the stomach,
without impairing the efficiency of the fluid
as an llliimlnant or a fuel. It must be re
membered that there are two kinds of sl
cohol In general use ethyl, or grain, slco
hol, which Is now the source of intoxicat
ing beverages and pays C30 per gallon on
the pur spirit, and wood alcohol, which is
untaxed, but whose production Is expensive
enough to eliminate It as a competitor of
grain alcohol were the latter free from tax
It has been pointed out that wood alcohol
when handled in the arts will cause blind
neaa. A free grain alcohol would put a
stop to this menace to public health-
Passing over to the traction possibilities
that would result from the use of grain
alcohol aa a fuel. It may he stated that the
present problem of nnn-drangeble motors
tor vshlcles wuuld b solved by ths SJb
If . y. Vitos is the white heart of the wheat and the white LAVjJfy
AH . heart is the of the wheat' Good 12 -CsfiOhlyi J
X X months in the year. Good in summer jr
agsjjjs jib am . jf f $? !V.W-C!gjG
k because it is so easily prepared. jr S - jflMffir
vV Never sticky or j s J"
15 cents fo.
WHEN YOU BUY
Best Breakfast Food VITO
You pay 15 cents for a package that will make you 12 pounds o!
delicious, pure, white food. Did it ever occur to you that 12 pounds
of the ordinary 10c ready-to-serve kind would cost you about $1.32?
Quite a Difference, but the difference in the goodness of
Best Breakfast Food
IS JUST AS IMPORTANT
stitutlon of alcohol for gasoline. In Europe,
where a tax on denatured alcohol Is prac
tically unknown, the Introduction of motor
vehicles has kept pace with the rapid Ad
vance of mechanical skill. The German
army has had built for service automobiles
and field wagons which are run by alcohol.
Passing through Austrian estates, one finds
alcohol locomotives and farm engines of
most efficient type, and, In fact, the use
of gasoline or petroleum la rare In France,
Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Austria and
other European countries, wher the gov
ernment has met the crying need of a
cheap source of power and light by throw
ing open freely to the people the p-oduc-
tlon of grain alcohol.
In the t'nlted States the predominance
Of -agricultural Interests In the. creation of
wealth places the nation In a fnvorable
position for developing to the utmost the
utilization of grain alcohol. Corn stalks
slone, which are now wasted, would ylel.1
lft.O00.O00.0O0 gallons of slcohol for the
1000,000 acres of Indian com grown. The
poorer varieties of potatoes would serve
excellently for the purpose, four acres being
capable of a yield of 1.000 gallons and dis
tricts poorly supplied with water would nt
once turn to account Its non-marketable
Innumerable Industries would be made
Independent of coal, especially where the
Inconvenience of a distant market and high
freight rates make production costly under
present conditions. Manufactories of a
m"" 'P wou! "pr employment in tne
n''art or tn re"t raln district, and the
Industrial activity of the nation would be
scattered over an Immense area that would
relieve the congestion of eastern cities. The
speedy perfection of alcohol burn'ng boilers
would In this way eliminate economic prob
lems of great magnitude. It would also
abate the smoke nuisance that has heroine
a live question In every city where Industry
is carried on. -Philadelphia Record.
THUG KNOCKSJVOMAN DOWN
Footpad Strikes Victim nn Collarbone
and Robs Her When
Miss Emma Mackey of 2f4 Pierce street
was knocked down Saturday evening at
Park avenue and Pierce street by a strange
man, who grabbed the young woman's
purse snd then ran. The culprit struck
Miss Mrfckey on the collar bone with his
clenched fist, sending his victim to the
curbing and bruising her arm In the fall.
The money taken was a snsll amount.
Miss Mackey was returning home from
the drug department of the Boston store,
where she la employed, and was walking
with her friend, Miss Grace Light, cashier
of the Fry 8hoe compnny. Miss Light was
not molested. The assailant was described
as a man of medium height, heavy and
with a slouch hat pulled down over his
Misses Ught and Mackey were In the
habit of leaving the street car at Twenty
fourth and Leavenworth streets on their
way home from work Saturday evenings,
but after being chased a week ago Satur
day evening by a man who emerged from
the high weeds on Twenty-fourth street,
between Ieavenworth and Pierce, they
rod to Park avenue and Pierce and then
walked east to thir homes.
More Merchants Will Close.
The following merchants hsve decided to
Join the o'clock closing movement and
every afternoon in July and August, ex
cept Saturdays, their stores will be closed
at t p. m. This makes over fifty leading
merchants who have Joined the early clos
ing brigade. More are expected to follow
next week: Nlcoll, the Tailor, MacCarthy
A Wilson, Barrett-Johnson Co., Guckert A
McDonald. Moloney. McElvaln & Beck.
Remington & Kessler. F. M. Schadell Co.
Paper Carrier llnrt.
Edgar Simpson, a 10-year-old carrier for
the World-Herald, fell from a street car
at Twenty-fourth and Seward streets Sun
day morning, striking his head on the
street. The little fellow received bruises
about the head, none of them being seri
ous. The conductor of the car took the
hoy to the Central hospital, where Dr. C.
C. Inipey dressed the Injuries, after which
he went home.
timet istsai tAtiu nut
IS CSNVS MOSJ S SO SS OSMTS
ciuitt, eiseesv eo.
IS JUST AS IMPORTANT t
Waters That Make You Well.
SH0G0 LITHIA imparts energy 11ml vigor uiul kills that
tired feeling. If your dealer does not keep it order a case or
SII000 LITHIA SPRINO C0.4 MILrORD, NEB,
Fair and Warmer In Sebraska Today,
Fair Tomorrow Fair In
WASHINGTON. D. C, July ".-Forecast
of the weather for Monday and Tuesday:
For Nebraska Fair and warmer Monday;
For Iowa and Missouri Fair Monday and
For South Dakota Fair Monday and
For Colorado and Wyoming Showers
Monday, warmer In east portion! Tuesday
fair, warimr In east portion.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER Bt'BBAU,
OMAIIA, July 8 Official record of tem
perature and precipitation, compared wrts
the corresponding day of the last three
years: 1W. im. 19t). 1903.
Maximum temperature... M 72 "9 91
Minimum temperature... HI ! 77
Mean temperature 72 IS . W
Precipitation f" W .00 T
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1,
and comparison with the last two years:
deficiency for the day
Total deficiency since March 1,
'Deficiency for the Any..
Total rainfall since March 1..
Deficiency since March 1
Deficiency for cor. period, 1!.
Deficiency for cor. period. 1!4.
Reuerts from Stations at
. .17 Inch
. .17 Inch
.13 n.1 Inches
. 2 M Inches
. 6 81 Inchei
. 2.17 Inches
7 I. M.
Station and State Temp.
of Weather. i p. in. Temp. fall.
Bismarck, clear....' W W .'
Cheyenne, cloudy M " J T
Chicago, clear 7 7 .m
Davenport, clear to
Denver, raining M 6 M
Havre, clear 00 K ."0
Helena, cloudy 90 T
Huron, clear M " f"
Kansas City, clear M S3 T
North Platte, cloudy 7rt SO .00
Omaha, clear SO H .00
Rapid City, clear SO M . .
St. Louis, clear K2 82 "0
St. Paul, clear 82 4 .00
Salt Iake City, pt. cloudy. S4 T
Valentine, clear K 84 .00
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
L A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
"Follow th FUf .'
NEW ENGLAND POINTS
DAILY IN JUNE, JULY 18, AUG. I
AND 22, SEPT. 5 AND 19
WABASH CITY 0PFICB,
1601 Farnam St,
HARRY E- MOOHEB, O. A. P. D,
Valsb. R. It.,
SENNA LIVER PILLS
A PILL WITHOUT A PAIN,
For Deranged System
CONSTIPATION. BILIOUSNESS,, SOUB
gTOMACH. SICK HEADACHE. NAt'BBA,
NIUtVOL'SNKSa, TORPID UVEH.
tic Post Paid.
5KERUAN & McCOKNELL DRUG CO.
Uth and Dodge Bk
COMFORT WITHOUT EXTRAVAGANCE.'
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Alas Until barwUa. . KmV
lUJOl" TIIKATKK 18th and Harny.
Kvery night, 15; eoneert In gar
den. 7:45. Wed. snd Sat. mats, i :80.
TAB TAUDETILLE Lopei & Lopes, di
rect from Hammeretetn's; dainty Lock
hart Slatera; Hi Jon HI oik Co. 111 fydm-y
Cirundy'a gem. "In Honor Hound," Pauline
Courtney, "Why Don't Vou Try" Herg -t
Bros., toniedy aerobats; Jark Cassia,
lilai-kfsre i-omediau; sensatioiiul fcl.J"'i
lo-Zd-SOi:. Mats , lO-'.'Oi-. Phone- Doug -1 It.
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