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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 15, 1906)
TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE; JULY 15, 1900.
CONDITION OF OMAHA'S TRADE
Nothing Out of Ordinary Imported by ths
SUMMER QUIET REIGNS OVER BUSINESS
Activity Greatest with Dry Goods Men,
Who Are flasy Fllllac Orders
for Fall Good Hardware
ad Shoes Quiet.
the Jobbers report anytning out of the
ordinary, although all are aolng a nail.
factory builnen for the time of year.
Jhrough July and early August the volume
of, business n lut expected t0 be as heavy
as at other times of the year. Activity
seems to be the greatest with the dry good
houses, which are busy filling orders for
fall goods. Hardware and shore are quirt,
and grocers are doing a normal business'.
The Implement houses have finished ship
ping out their harvesting goods, and a
great many th refiners have gone. They are
now making contracts for fall business.
Business In hardware Is picking up rp
laiy alter the bieak caused by tne tourin
pi July holidays. House trade is quiet,
ihe market Is steady on all classes of Iron
and steel, but changes are reported In
certain linns of goods manufactured from
these metals. Manufacturers have put up
"f vrice of registers for furnaces, and the
Jobbers have ueon compelled to name an
advance of 11 per ce.it. New prices are
out on hay knives and some S'yles are
quoted at Ou cents a doien lower than prices
Leather Will Go Higher.
Leather Is firm and It seems certain It
Jin go higher, though not for some time.
Bhoe Jobbers never feel certain what tne
piles of leather will be the next day, and
orders are coining In ut a liberal rate for!
winner goods. Trade lias been quiet for a
time, but a revival Is anticipated early
next month, itutailers who were dubious
about gelling rid of their stock of tan
shoes find tins line of goods moving more
rapidly, now that hut weather has come
and tney do not fear but that they will
be well cleaned up before the summer Is
Sugar is unuiually strong and the de
mand good. Holders will not shade oskini
prices, and it is a matter of great i-a. prise
to the Joboers that an advance lias nut been
named In tne last few days. The demand
for tne next sixty days will be enormous
' on account of the large crop of fruit all
over the country.
In cheese. Twins and Voung Americas are
Tisctlcaliy tho ssme price, with an extra
heavy demand. Prices on these grades are
expected to advance this week. Brick
Cuoese advanced last week 1 cent a pound
Consumption is hnw in n ...... "
Coffee has henn mfha, . , , '
I,, -M . 7 r " i"'". Alices nave
V; a Hi.Ue 'ower. though at present are
Su-?fc:.. ln9 ) ue change there- has been
...... mwi no uincrer.ee to the retailor.
Situation In Canned Goods.
No ChaniFA ham liVnn 1 - i . l
i , , . , " " ytay-v in me mar
ket either on spot or future corn. Holders
... i ii V""' r" VCTy nrm ln their Ideas,
--- i'i5 iBiiner seem to nave the same
fueUng that they will get. better prices for
corn this fall.
in tomatoes there Is a slightly easier
luollng on futures, due to the fact that
lue syndicate will hardly be able to un
load, utid also to the fact that the pros-
f"1" lur "' growing crop are conslder
aoly Improved. Jobbcrf do not, however.
iook ior any very low basis of value for
luture tomatoes. It now appears an Im
possibility to make a full pack because of
me lateness or the season.
The Situation la aerltilia in rjnnit nana
Many packers report that they will be far
short o( tilling their contracts, due to a
very unfavorable season. The best advice
Jobbers can get Indicates that Maryland
Is 40 per oent short. Indiana and Ohio al
most 60 per cent short, Michigan from 40
to per cent snort, with but a fair crop
In Wisconsin. Many of the early plant
ings of Wisconsin peas are turning out
poorly, so it would appear as If a full
pack were Impossible there.
Another advance ln one-quarter oil sar
dines is promised within a very short time,
Everything now Indicates that the sardine
Industry Is In very atrona: hands, who are
determined to put this Industry on a pay
HI rice the onenlnr rr1eia m.ide on sallon
terries and small fiults. almost without
exception these Items have shown an ad
vance, in no section of the country is
there a full pack of berries, with the pos
sible exception of blackberries In the east.
Dried fruits ars still ln strong position.
Raisins are advancing and every box of
spot goods will doubtless be wanted be-
iire new goods are ready.
Spot peaches are sympathising with the
market on futures and are more firmly
held. Everything Indicates that the price
on future prunes Is arbout st the bottom
stage and any change will be for higher
prices. Enormous purchases of prunes
ami raisins this season for fall delivery
will leave a moderate lock for the future
wants of the trade, so there Is no reason
why prices should be mado any lower, but
abundant reason why prices should be ad
vanced. All the reports from New York
stale Indicate a fair crop of apples, al
though not as heavy as was promised
early, and that the raspberry crop will be
considerably" short of last season
Japan rices In the south are very closely
cleaned up. There Is very little left In any
of the mills, and these are selling at full
E rices. It will soon be a question or
etng able to get supplies and not at all
question of price on japan graaes.
Dry Goods Moving; for Fall.
Thi niiinir of nrilera for fall and winter
goods continues to occupy the attention of
Jobbers of dry goods. The dealers seem
to be anxious to get their goods In stock
and ars pushing things to the extent that
all hands in the jouuing nouses omj
getting out shipments. There has boen no
change In prices In the last week, cotton
goods being not a fraction higher, though
thv ,r. hnMinv Arm. Still, the Jobbers
do not anticipate any higher prices In the
next two weeks, ana It is prooauie mtii
will be no change for several weess. ii
Is thought that the top has Deen reacneu
for the sesson.
Paints, Oils aad Glass.
rinuinni An vprv favorable for in
creased prices ln window glass this fall
and winter, and an advance of 5 per cent
bas already been decided upon, to take
effect August 1. This was decided on at a
meeting of the Western Window Glass
Jobbers' association held ln Chicago tnij
week. The market la nrm. aue to ma ih
that Jobbers' stocks are less than normal,
and manufacturers are practically out of
glass. There Is every Indication mai gia
will stay up for a numben of months. Lin
seed oil Is S9c for boiled snd 37c for raw.
Turpentine Is 65c. Carters lead IS ic ana
ROAR AGAINST TYPEWRITING
Friendship's Spell Wanes Where the
Pea Gives Way to the
RAILWAY TIME CARD
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The China and Japan
rest Mall a 4 IB Dm 1 1:11) cm
Colo. & Calif. Bx a 4:15 pm a I.W am
California ore. itx
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Nortn Platte Local.,
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Chicago Uayltgut a s:U0 am U :30 pm
CIiIcsko Limited a l.U pm .16 am
Carroll Local a M pm .W) am
BL Paul feast Kail ....ttSpm 7:06 am
Bioux c. A bu P. Local to S:uo pm a l:o are
Fast Mall I.W pm
Chicago ii.xprss a t:6o pin a J. so am
Chicago Limited ...... '.all :00 pm U:16 am
Korfolk St bonesteel ....a 7 :4c am 10:36 am
Lincoln Long Pine ..a 7:4o am 10:16 am
Casper Vyoming ....a l:t pm a 6:06 pm
Ledw;ud A Liuculu ...a l ow pin 6:06 pm
Hastings & Albion b 1:0k pm 6.0a pm
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Chicago Limited a 1:4 am a 7:10 am
Iowa Local a 7:00 am a 4:30 pm
Chicago Mail a 6:16 am alo.io pm
lo Local bl2:l pin b 6.66 put
Chicago (Eastern Exp.). a 4:06 pm a 1:46 pm
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Rocky Mounts'n Lliu..a 7:20 am a 1:16 am
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OkI. u Tunas ixii a 4:40 pm au.ui pm
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a dally, b dully exoepi Suudajr.
Chicago fcipKM a 8:00 ant a 1:66 pm
Cuitag'.- Lluiitud a . oo em a 7 M am
8L Louis Expresa a 1:30 pm a 1:46 am
bl Louis Local (from
Council iJlunsj a sua am aio:jB pm
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Council Bluffs) bl.OOpm bli:M am
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H. C. 4t ot. 1. ti-pisss ail li put a 6:u pui
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Two letters lay on the business man's
desk. It wss Just before the luncheon
hour, and he slipped them Into his pocket
before going out with a friend.
According te the American habit, the
business man's companion expected that
their talk would touch on matters of dol
lars and cents. But. as It happened,' the
letters suggested the topio.
"Look, here," the business man said,
taking the envelopes from his pocket after
the order had been given. "Here s some
thing I've been thinking of this morning.
"This is a letter from my college room
mate; don't know as you ever met him,
but no matter. He and I were mighty
close to each other, but he hasn't been
.on esst for a long time and our corre
spondencemy fault as much as his has
been very Infrequent.
"Don't think I've heard from him before
for a year, and, without saying anything
against him, this letter was probably sent
off to salve his conscience, well, here It
Is, less than a sheet of typewritten matter,
and a short sheet at that, and put on a
business letterhead. He dictated It and
may have put ln five minutes in -writing It.
"Now the point of It. This other letter
Is from an English friend of mine. There
are nine pages tn handwriting, not so easy
to read as the other, I grant you, but they
tell something, and they're from a man
whom I've known five years for the twenty-five
I've known the. writer of the first
letter I showed ron.
"That Englishman's letter took him the
better part of an hour to write; he gave
thought to It and he expects as much
thought to be given to the reply. And, by
Jove, he'll get It.
"If you or I got a letter like that from
an American we'd think that something
was the matter, and ten to one, in an
swerlng him, we'd suggest that he got a
"It seems to me," be continued', 'that
letter writing is becoming a lost are on
this side of the ocean. We think we
haven't got time for It, to begin with, and
even If we had the time for it we might as
well confess that we'd find we hadn't now
the knack of expression. It's gone some
where. "The rare personal letters that we wdte
become, by reason of training, about as
Impersonal as anything we could Imagine.
We're on the dead business level of the
typewriter, and It's only when we're shaken
up a bit by a message from another world,
like this Englishman's scrawl, that we
realize there are people who put some
thing of themselves into what they write
and do not deal in set phrases."
The lunch was served and the letters
went back Into the pocket.
"Which letter will you answer first? the
bush es man's friend inquired.
"Oh, I've answered one of them," was
the reply. "My college friend wanted some
information and I dictated a note to him
"I am not any better than the average
American In writing, although I may be
something more prompt. But during the
next month I shall sit down and write
myself to my English friend, and I won't
be hurried when I'm doing It, either.
"His letters are altogether too enjoyable
for me to do anything to stop them."
"Why don't you try that scheme on your
college friend?" suggested the other.
"I might," said the business man, "but
It would be only an experiment, and I
know pretty well how It would result."
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Ft. Crook Ptatism'h b 1:60 pm ttlQ.. am
bellevus 4 Platlsm'a..a 7 us, pm a :0 am
Lenver Li nlteu a 7:10 ant
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liellevua at pac. Juno. ..a lu am a 1 .60 pm
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Chicago a.xpieee a J p l iwi pm
Chicago Piyer pm 7:36 am
Icwa Locai 10:aJ pm
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MEW HOMES in THE WEST.
Shoshone Reservation to Be Oneaed
CHICAGO eV NORTHWESTERN R'J
Announces Round-Trip Excursion Rates
from All Points July 13 to 31.
Less than one fare for the round trip
to ShoEhonl, Wyo., the reservation border.
The only all-rail route to the reservation
Dates of registration. July 16 to 11. at
Shoshonl and Lander. Reached only by
Write for pamphlets telling how to take
up one of these attractive homesteads.
Information, maps and pamphlets free on
request at City Office, lsJl-3 Farnam 6t ,
or address S F. Miller. A. O. F. & T. A.,
1201 Farnam St.. Omaha. Neb.
CRIME AND MISERY LIMED
Trario Culmination of the Holy Boiler
Crass in Orepon.
AVENGING BROTHER KILLED BY SISTER
"A Modern Joanna" Starts a Plaa-ne
Which Wrecks Many Homes, Fills
Insane Aeylnnae and Caosee
Two Violent Deaths.
The assassination of Oeorge Mitchell by
his sister, Esther Mitchell, In the wailing
room of the railroad station at 6eattle
last Thursday opens another chapter in
the history of connected crimes extraor
dinary in variety and shocking ln origin.
A day or two before a jury acquitted
Mitchell of the charge of murdering Frani
Edmund Creffleld, leader of a band of
fanatics known as the Holy Rollers, whom
Mitchell shot to eath on the streets of
Seattle last May. In killing Creflleld.
Mitchell sought to avenge the honor of two
sisters, Esther, single, and Mrs. Georgo
Starr, both of whom were members of the
Holy Rollers' band. The younger sister, ln
turn, avenges the death of Creffleld by
killing her brother. Thus the madness of
emotional preaching and blasphemous pre
tensions to divinity scores two murders,
plunges father and children Into the depths
of grief and humiliation an puts ln jeop
ardy ths Ufa of an erring daughter. Yet
the tragic fate of the Mitchell family la
but a link In the chain of Oregon homes
wrecked by the pernicious teachings of
Creffleld, prophet of the Holy Rollers.
Crimes Traced to Creffleld.
To understand the origin of the crimes
traceable to Creffleld It Is necessary to go
back several years to the Inception of the
Holy RoHer movement. It first attracted
atter.tlon ln Corvallls, Ore., where Cref
fleld established a camp and sought fol
lowers. He had no particular talent as a
preacher. His success ln gathering re
cruits was due to the fears aroused by
claims of divinity. Invariably his recruits
were women. Mothers left their husbands,
children and homes to Join the Holy Roll
ers. Daughters turned against their fath
ers and Joined the band. "I hate you, I
adore Creffleld," shouted one girl of 18 to
her father as she fled to the preacher's
camp, eighty miles from her home.
While outwardly wearing the mask of re
ligion, Creffleld proved to be a moral do
generate, exercising despotic sway over
his dupes. Great secrecy was maintained
with respect to the rites of the Holy Roll
ers, but gradually the people of Corvallls
learned what was going on. They heard
of shocking orgies, of progressive moral
leprosy, and public Indignation reached the
limit. Creffleld escaped lynching by night
at night. Later he was apprehended, con
victed and sentenced to a term tn the Ore
gon penitentiary. As soon as he was re
leased he returned to Corvallls and gathered
the remnants of his following, among them
the two sisters of young Mitchell, ln an
attempt to reorganise the Holy Rollers, but
he was again forced to flee for his life to
escape the wrath of the citizens. Mitchell's
two sisters remained loyal to Creffleld ln
his trouble and were among the first to
return to his leadership. Efforts of the
Mitchell family to sever their relations
were In vain. Mrs. Starr, Mitchell's mar
ried sister, fled from her home and chil
dren for the Holy Roller camp one April
mornlna- and left thla farewell note: "I
cannot watt until daylight because the
babies would cry to go with me. I have
taken about $3.60 of your mqney, but I
guess I have been worth that much to
you. It Is not enough to pay my fare, and
I will have to walk to the place I am
going." George Mitchell, the brother, read
this note and Creffleld's death In the
streets of Seattle followed.
The trial of Mitchell for the killing of
Creffleld brought to the court as witnesses
scores of sturdy Oregonlans, who not only
applauded the crime, but related stories of
the Infamies ot Creffleld p Justification of
his taking oft. One of these witnesses was
O. V. Hurt, father-in-law of Creffleld, a
well known cltlsen of Corvallls, who
branded the Holy Roller leader as a fiend.
Hurt's home was wrecked by Creffleld, his
wife led astray .and sent to an asylum,
one daughter became Creffleld's wife and
a younger daughter escaped contamination
by flight from the camp.
In his. testimony at the trial of Mitchell
Mr. Hurt described some of the scenes
enacted ln the Holy Roller camp and the
power exercised by Creffleld over his fana
tical followers. "Creffleld," he testified,
"used to get his followers to He on the
floor and roll about, praying and shouting
He would keep telling them that God
would smite them unless they did as he
said. He claimed to be the Savior. I have
known Creffleld to keep them rolling about
on the floor In this manner for from
twelve to twenty-four hours at ons time.
His power over his followers, who were
nearly all women, was something wonder
ful. They did whatever he said. They
were dead to all human sympathies. They
left their children, their husbands and their
parents go uncared for and without a kind
thought or word.
'Creffleld would say, for example, as
'Esther Mitchell, you do this,' and she
would do It. He would tell my wife or
daughter to do a thing and It would be
done as he said. -
"When they got together for religious
services, all would- He on the floor. Cref
fleld would walk about among them and
sometimes he would roll about, too. While
lying this way they were supposed to re
celve messages from God. Creffleld would
keep telling them to pray and shout with
all their might or God would smite them
At one time, as Creffleld's power grew.
they offered a sacrifice of two dogs and a
cat. I heard there had been talk of offer
Ing up a little girl as a sacrifice. Creffleld
made tbem turn the pictures of their
homes to the wall, saying such ' things
partook or vanity and the world.
"It Anally came to such a pass ths
Creffleld made the women burn all thel
clothes as a sacrifice and wear nothing
but thin wrappers. These garments even
would be dispensed with during the rolling
"Their doings eventually became such
that the Rollers were examined as to their
sanity and my family was sent to the In
Similar testimony of wrecked homes and
ruined families was given by other vletlmi
of the Holy Roller plague. It Is not sur
prising that the Infamy ended In tragedy.
The wonder is that It was delayed so long!
on the part of the paid guardian of law
and order had the effect of Interfering
with the suit of the complainant, and so
great was the handicap that when he got
Into Ms stride the race was all over and
Miss Bvenson was Mrs. Chrlstanson.
In the present suit against the city Mr.
Nordstrom is acting as his own attorney.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
His Knotvledare of Weeds.
At a suburban residence near Philadel
phia there recently appeared an unkempt
looking Individual who asked for employ
ment. It chanced that this application
was made to the lady of the houne her
self, who was superintending the trans
planting of plants In the garden.
"Are you a gardenerT" asked the lady.
" 'Ain't had much experience at garden
In'." was the reply.
Can you plant these bushes?" ,
"Pd 'hate to risk spollln' 'em, mum."
"Then what can you do?"
"Well, mum," responded 'the unkempt
looking Individual, "if you was to hand
me one of your husband's cigars I might
sit In the greenhouse an' smoke out them
insects that's eatln' ths leaves of tbem
rose bushes." Harper's Weekly.
Bee Want Ads are the dependable seeds
A Hew Train tuv Fort Dodae.
. The Chicago Great Western railway Is
now running a train leaving Omaha union
station at 1:60 p. m.. Council Blurts at
I. CO p. m., arriving at Fort Dodge at 7:66
p. m. An excellent train for Mtaden, Har
lan. Manning, Carroll, Lohrvllle, bomers,
Fort Dodge and Intermediate stations. For
full Information apply to H. H. Churchill,
general agent, 1612 Farnam St,, Omaha.
vVATCHES Frenxer, 15th and Dodge Sta.
Jilted Boltor Snes Chlcnco.
After thinking over the matter earefullv
for something like seven years Erick Nord
strom yesterday decided that the city owed
him the trifling sura of I'Jt.Ofn). because ln
1 he failed to marry Mathilda Svenson.
It sppears from the statement of the com
plainant that Sergeant Culllnan used his
cfflclal position to spread stories reflecting
onhe eligibility ot Nordstrom as a suitor
to the hand ol Miss Svenson. This action
LIVELY TIMES IN QUAKERDOM
Variations In Life's Atmosphere
noted In City of Pblln.
Ever since the reform virus "took" In
Philadelphia and a kidnapper tobogganed to
the penitentiary, life has been worth the
living In the old town. There Is a vim
and a ko to things, happenings present
more local "color," people are up and doing,
and awake the greater part of each twenty
Whenever an occasion arises to rrovs
that life may be as strenuous In Philadel
phia as elsewhere a proud resident Is sure
to be on hand to show the doubters. One
such occasion was pulled oft In lively style
last week. A bull was being transferred
across the Delaware ln a ferryboat. Head,
horns and feet were tethered by stout
ropes. Whether the animal suffered from
the heat or disliked the prospect of leaving
the green fields of South Jersey for ths 'hot
city Is not known. At any rate the steer
with a toss of his powerful head snapped
the ropes that held him and started on the
The bull charged across ths deck and the
deckhands scattered. They hid behind
water barrels and mounds of merchandise
on the deck.
The steer advanced toward them and the
deckhands Jumped to their feet and beat it
to the engine room. They barely had time
to slam the door ln the animal's nose. One
of the deckhands was unable to reach the
nglne room. He started to run across the
eck. The bull aw him and followed.
The frightened deckhand saw the bull at
his heels, so without hesitating he dived
over the side of the vessel Into the river.
The bull kept right on after the man Into
the river. Fortunately the deckhand was
a good swimmer and he started up the
river with the tide. The mod steer kept
going too. For half a mile the race con
tinued, the bull gaining slightly, when a
row-boat sent ln pursuit diverted the ani
mal from his game and saved the deckhand.
Will a suit lie against a trading stamp
company for alienating the affections of a
wife? A Phlladelphlan arrested for non-
upport pleaded that his wife was a victim
of the trading stamp habit and refused to
buy her supplies at a store where he had
an account because stamps were not given
with purchases. The allowance he made
for her household expenses was squan
dered on superfluous groceries with which
she received stamps of many colors, con
vertible Into parlor furniture, chromos and
The defendant, arrested for nonsupport
convinced the court that his home was
being filled with food ln bags and cans
which could not be eaten, and that, addi
tions were being made to the congestion
every day. On the sideboard when he left
the house to answer to the heinous charge
were assembled: Thirteen pounds of coffee,
six of lea, fourteen of cocoa and ten of
rice, twelve packages of desiccated cocoa-
nut, fifteen cans ot peas, eleven of corn
and five of baked beans, and a twenty-five
pound bag of sugar, not to speak of mis
cellaneous things ln bulk and by the gross
for which trading stamps were given. After
reading the entire list the prisoner at the
bar said: "I have an account at a store
which doesn't give trading stamps, but my
wife passes it by for the places that hand
out the stamps." The magistrate was over
come by the revelation. "You're more
sinned against than sinning," he said
gently; "You have my deepest sympathy,
You are discharged."
Stricken with hiccoughs at the sight of
a boy being crushed to death beneath a
trolley car more than a year ago, Mary
Doshotesky, an 18-year-old Polish girl,
after undergoing a most remarkable series
of treatments haa within the last few weeks
In her home at 93 Federal street Miss
Doshotesky told of the manner In which she
had baluriced herself upon her head for an
hour at a time, been filled with liquor, had
taken patent medicines and had been hypno
tised, mesmerized and cauterised ln the
year's effort to cure the inward spasms that
were slowly sapping her strength.
Bhe described the manner In which the
hiccoughs had come upon her one day In her
former home at 643 Christian street, when
she saw a Fourth street trolley run down
a small boy, and how she had struggled to
rid herself of them until she was so weak
that she could no longer leave her bed
Nearly all the hospitals In the city were
visited by her, she sold, and all of them
gave her different treatments. Friends, too.
had various pet remedies, and tablets and
liniments came to her from such distant
points as Germany, Braxll and San Fran
Just what remedy deserves the credit for
the cure Miss Doshotesky says she Is un
able to decide. It was neither hypnotism
nor mesmerism; of that she is sure. For
twenty-one days, however, she . received
treatment that Included cauterizing of the
upper part of the body, and magnetic and
electric massage, and at the end of that
period she was pronounced cured.
Within the last few weeks the young
woman has regained all bar old vigor and
strength. Ths color has returned to her
face and she la again the healthy and anl
mated girl that she was before she wit
nessed the sudden death of the boy beneath
the wheels of the trolley.
William Wyatt, a middle-aged negro. Is
the object of more Interest to Philadelphia
surgeons than perhaps any other person
In that clfv.
Since July 5 he has been living with a
knife wound In his heart and now bids fair
to leave the Pennsylvania hospital ln a few
days after an operation which has only
once before proved successful ln the an
nals of local surgery.
On June S Wyatt was skylarking with an
other negro named William 8mlth. The two
men were wrestling and as Wyatt broke
away Smith drew a penknife and flourished
It In the air. Wyatt did not notice this snd
turning around sprang at Smith with arms
wide open for a fresh hold.
He leaped directly on the open blade,
which penetrated his heart. He was taken
to the Pennsylvania hospital, where the
doctors, considering his life a matter of a
few hours at most, sent for Magistrate
Feoley and Special Policeman ChrlHtlne of
the Second and De Ixneey streets station,
to take the man's antemortem statement.
Then, merely as a Perfunctory duty and
with no Idea of actually saving his life,
they made an examination to ascertain the
exact nature of the wound. To their sur
prise they found that while the heart had
been fairly punctured a portion of the
man's left lung had filled the aperture,
stopping the outflow of the blood and
permitting the organ to continue to per
form Its functions.
An operation was derided upon and sev
eral stitches were taken In the heart, clos
ing up the wound, but still the surgeons
could not believe that the man would re
cover. To their astonishment, however, he
gained strength from day to day and Is now
expected to leave the Institution In a few
Gravely, and with a certain amount of
pomp attending the ceremony, rrrnta
tlves of the warring Hip Sing and On
Leung tonsrs of Chinatown met In Mayor
Weaver's office one day last week and
Igned a treaty binding themselves to the
unique agreement to keep a peace which
they are bound by law to keep, treaty or
no treaty. But the formality of a treaty
appealed to the tongs, and ths city au
thorities with, whom the pact Is made.
sew no harm ln It, though the police are
not very optimistic as to the keeping of It.
While the committee of the Christian
league was executing the league's pet
project of Introducing moral suasion Into
the tong ( problem the police refused to
be Impressed by the arpearanee of Willie
Lee York with his body guard, and the
officers of the tongs, half of them In store
clothes and all in avowed contrite spirit.
They continued to nose about behind bar
ricaded doors ajid under trap doors in Race
street rookeries and their discoveries wers
Two dynamite bombs, about five Inches
In diameter, wicker wrapped and fitted
with fuses six Inches In length, protected
by bamboo pipes, which protrude like stems
Four dosen Colt automatic revolvers,
SS caliber, blue steel, barrels a foot long;
very wicked looking.
Six large boxes of .44 caliber cartridges.
One machine for reloading the shells.
One twenty-six-shot automatic rifle, .44
caliber, special make.
HELPED BUILD GRANFS CABIN
It Was "Neighbor" Grant In Those
Early Days of St. Lonla and
All Lent a Hnnd.
I. P. Bapplngton, for whom the little
village on ths Qravois road Is named,
enjoys the distinction of being one of the
few men living who were on Intimate
terms with the Grant and Dent families
fifty-five years ago. At the age of W
years he was a close friend and neighbor
of Captain Grant; and spent many happy
hours In the company of the man who
later became the leader of the onion army
In the early 60s when a man was about
to build a house or a barn his neighbors
for miles around took a day off and went
to help him. There were about seventy
five men who helped Neighbor Grant build
his cabin. Some took with them their
negro men. The white men worked on
the corners and the negroes rolled the
logs, up to the "pens."
I think that I am the only man now
living who helped build Grant's cabin."
said Mr. Bapplngton. "It was built in the
early summer of 1854, on what was then
called the RockhlU or the Barracks road.
Captain Grant, as he was then called,
purchased about 100 acres from his father-
in-law, Mr. Dent, and his neighbors helped
him build his house.
It was a double house, or what we
called 'two pens,' with a wide passage
way between them. Grant worked on one
of the corners with me part of the time.
Mr. Dent wss there on his little white
pony. He did not work, but he bossed
"Captain Grant was a great hand at Jok
ing and telling tales. He used to tell of
a crop of potatoes which he raised one
year. He declared he got a peck to every
hill. He was mighty friendly and sociable
and a good neighbor.
"Grant wss not afraid of- work. H
worked hard those days, and was always
willing to help a neighbor. He had a team
of Jarge horses, a gray and a bay. The
big loads of oordwood he hauled to St.
Louis with that team have become his
tory. He would always say: 'It takes a
big team to haul a big load.'
"He always rode the. big bay. Many of
the old people of St. Louis county remem
ber Grant, not as one of the world's great
generals, nor as the president of the United
States, but as 'Neighbor' Grant, clad in
an old blue army coat, red necktie, slouch
hat, his trousers stuck In his boots, astride
of a big bsy mare.
"I knew the Dent family well. They
were our nearest neighbors for years. Mr.
Dent owned 900 acres. He also owned a
couple of negro men and women slaves.
"Just before tho war Captain Grant pur
chased the Louis Dent farm near Bapplng
ton ana moved into the brick house. This
was one of the first brlok houses built In
the county. It was burned during the war,
but the Grant family was not living In It
at that time.
"The 'old cabin' has been removed and
the Grant and the Dent farms have been
divided and sold to various parties. There
have been many changes since the build
ing of the Grant 'cabin.' St. Louis was
only a village then In comparison to what
It Is now. Grant's big team had td pull
cordwood through mud and mire which
now la a rock road. The city has, grown
almost to the place where the 'cabin'
stood." Bt. Louis Republic.
The Omaha Loan & Building Ass'n.
Xow Occupies It.e rcrmancnt Home at tho
SOUTHEAST CORNTR OF SIXTEENTH AND DODGE STREETS
It is tho oldest Association in the State. Was started In May, 1883.
Has enabled over 1,900 members to obtain homes and noty haa a mem
bership ot over 4,000.
Following is their Semi-Annual Statement for July 1st, 1906:
Real Estate and
Building and Furni
ture Sundry Persona and
Payments on Capital
Dividends on Savings Accounts have never been less than at the
rate of 6 per cent per annum. Accounts opened any time.
MONTHLY PAYMENT IIOMESTEAD LOANS.
THE OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS ARE:
GEORGE W. LOOM1S, Presldroit.
ELMER E. BRYSON, Vice President.
' GEORGE M. NATTINGER, Secretary.
W. 8. Wright, II. J. Penfold, Thos. J. Fitzmorriu,
Edw rd A. Parmelee, John II .Butler, W. Scott King.
CITY OWNED TROLLEY LINE
Only Manlotpal Street Railway In the
Vnited States Operate at
Bo much Is said and written about the
spread of municipal ownership sentiment
throughout the country that It Is surpris
ing to have West Seattle, Wash., a place
whloh no one heard of before In this con
nection, claiming the distinction of having
the only municipal street railway in opera
tion In the United states. It has a line
mile and a half In length, running two
cars, which has been bringing the city a
profit of 84 cents a day after deducting
fixed charges. The electrto plant of the
line also furnishes power and light for tho
city. The road la operated for the accom
modation of the town across the bay from
Seattle, with a view to building it up for
residential purposes. The rosd began oper
ation In December, 1304, the municipality
having been bonded In the sum of $18,000
for Its construction. According to the
Seattle Post-Intelllgencer, the report of the
town clerk for the operation of the system
for the period ending December 81, l06,
shows that the average daily expense of
operating during that period was about $24,
and the average dally income close to 2o!
The first part of the line Is on a 12 per
cent grade up a steep hill, and for a time
the line was regarded by a good many of
the citizens of the town as unsafe, and
was not patronised to the extent that It
has now reached. Since the construction
of the first mile an extension of half a
mile In length has been made, and another
car placed In use to accommodate the In
creased travel. Lest month the average
dally Income from the line was 837. as
compared with 83 for the dally average of
the first year, and It is estimated that this
smount will be greatly Increased by the
close of 1908. A novel arrangement Is
made for the accommodation of school chil
dren. Instead cf Issuing regular commuta
tion tickets children attending school are
allowed to ride both ways every day for
a month on a 60-cent ticket. An arrange
ment has also been made with the ferry by
which a ticket Is issued good both on the
municipal car line and the West Seattle
ferry, twenty rides for $1; and the ticket
money Is divided equally between the town
and the ferry company. Commutation tick
ets on the car line alone are sold twenty
tickets for $1. Ths into smployed by the
town to operate the cars are paid at the
THE FAMILY PLEASURE BOAT
TWO EXCURSION TRIPS TODAY
2:80 AFTERNOON. 8:80 EVENING.
Give your family or friends a three hours' outlnf up the river on
the 'Susan." A cool and refreshing trip ln the hottest weather. A
fine dancing floor free and the best dance orchestra in Omaha for those
wishing to dance.
Round Trip 25c. Starting from Foot of Douglas Street.
Objectionable Characters Will be Positively Refused rnasage.
SIVLEY EXCURSION CO.
II II II IIIIIS 1 1 II I II 1 1 IB
for your ship
to come in
If yoa are looking for
If you want to bay a
If yon want to tell yor
If you want to Invest la
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The Bee Want Ads
, $0,000 Rtal Circulation.
rate of S5 cents an hour, which Is higher
than the wage scales of the private owner
" Mrsseae from liod,"
Governor Guild of Massachusetts had a
visit the other duy from a crank with a
"message from God." His experiunce re
minded a Boston lawyer of an Incident
In Fall River years ago, when a clergy
man named Alley wss on trial for the
murder of a pariahoner. "He was de
fended successfully." said the lawyer, "by
the late Jeremiah Mason, considered by all
of us to have been the greatest American
ploader who ever faced a Jury. Mr. Mason
had finished his examination und was to
make his plea in the morning. He was
about to retire, when a crank wus ush
ered In. 'I have a message from the Angel
Oabrlel declaring that Brother Alley is
not guilty of this awful crime, and' but
he got no further. Mason beamed upon
him and said: 'My dear sir, this Is most
timely. Go at once to Gabriel and have a
subpoena served upon him directing his
sppearance tn court in the morning.' The
crank departed In a trance, and the door
closed before he recovered." New YotH
Awaitlna- Ills Tip.
The distinguished alienist looked worried.
"No," he said to the reporter. "I can't
give you an opinion as to the sanity of the
"But surely you have considered the
"It Isn't that." replied the alienist, "but,
you see, each side has sent me a retainer,
and, as these are the same umounts, I am,
of course, in temporary doubt." I'htladeU
Why He Objected.
"I see that a photographer was butfetjd
utout f r ttiklng a snap shot of the presi
dent." "A wretch took a snup shot of ras once,
I didn't know It ut tho time."
"How did you Hnd it out?"
"Saw my portrait In a uewspaper."
"Amful caricature, eh?"
"No; it was too much Uke BM" Cleve
land Plain Lsai
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