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HIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 22, 100(5.
DECLINE IS BAM BURGLARY
Vodero IpTtntioci Depritg th Cracksman
of Paylne Basinet.
BIG HAULS NO LONGER POSSIBLE
waay ana Varied Otrntlaii of
Jimmy Hoar, Master of the Craft,
4 a Crafty Cas He
Modern Inventions have completely
crushed the professional bank burglar. The
associations formed by the banker for
their mutual protection and the watchful
ness of detective agencies have wiped out
a profession which ued to reap a lucra
tive Income from the repositories of public
fund. The absence of the glowing reports
which used to All column of the paper!
concerning the exploit of cracksmen ha
given rise to Inquiries as to the cause of
Time was when the most successful of the
bank burglars were the men with the
broadest shoulders and the shortest arms.
In the past a Job of this sort ws only at
tempted by a burly gang of thieve, half a
dozen of them at least, and armed with
implements o complicated and expensive
thnt they weighed hundred of pound.
Such hns been the advance of science that'
lately these men have been able to work
alone, with electricity as their assistant,
and If they wish they may wear evening
clothes, as there Is no grime, oil or dust
connected with the operation.
With every advance made by the burglar
to work the destruction of the bank there
have been added Inventions for Its protec
tion, until now the profession, and ao It waa
regarded by the most proficient of Its mem
bers, ha become so hainrdous that not
even the bravest care to risk their precious
liberty In robbing safes. True, the "yegg
man," as hs has come to be colled, has
seemed to All in the vacancy caused by the
retirement of the professional burglar, but
his work Is small compared with such mas
ter of the craft a Adam Worth and "Old
Man" Jimmy Hope. These men looked
down upon such small fry, and would have
nothing to do with them.
'Out for Bis; Hani.
The "yeggman" la content with breaking
Into postoflice and taking what stamps and
it nm 1 1 coin may be left In the safe,' and
with robbing Isolated houses, but the true
artisan of this craft, when It was In Us
prime, disdained anything short of $50,000,
and sometimes he hitched his kite to a
hither star than that. (
An instance of this was the great Man
hattan bank robbery, which took place In
IS 7,;, in which almost I3,ono,000 worth of
securities and cash waa abstracted from
the vaults. "Old Man" Jimmy Hope was
suspected of this crime, but nothing could
ever be proved against him, although his
son was convicted and sentenced to Sing
Sing for a term of years.
No such robbery had been attempted be
fore that time, and none has since assumed
such magnitude In the amount of property
lost at one time. For years the robbery
had been planned, and the perpetrators
waited for a favorable opportunity to put
their scheme Into operation. From the
confession of Patrick Shevelln the whole
story of this remarkable robbery was
brought tr light.
According to Shevelln, Who was night
watchman at the bank, ha was approached
three years before the robbery by two
men who had been schoolmates of hla In
his boyhood, and of whose subsequent
. areer lie knew nothing. One of them was
i well known cracksman, nicknamed "Ut
ile Tracy," and the other man was almost
equally famous, bearing the sobriquet of
"Big Kid." They called his attention to
the great chance that he had of making
money easily, and also represented the
s.nall risk that there was to such pro
credings, egging him on by pointing to the
beggarly salary he waa receiving.
He at first rejected their proffers of as
sistance, but finally consented to a meet
ing, when he agreed to become a party to
the crime. "Little Tracy" and the "Dig
Kid" started to organise the gang who were
to do the work. They finally secured "Big
Tracy" and a man named Dollard, but after
three o four months of meetings the gang
broke up on account of some of the mem
bers being sent to Jail for other crimes.
After the abortive attempt the matter
IniKtitslird for some time, but finally,
through the mediation of "Little Tracy"
1'i.iie was brought into consultation with
r.hi-velln, and they had several Interview
In regard to the advisability of making
tho attempt. Hope finally appeared sat
I -lied and organised another gang to do
In thl new innf them was tint a bur.
filnr, and several times they were within
an ace of making the break, but somehow
they had always to give It up. Finally,
after many meetings, the members became
disheartened and decided that It waa riot
So Near aadi Vet go Far.
Hope, however, did not lose faith In the
scheme, ajid some six months after the
forming of the second gang again called
on Shevelln. This time he made arrange
ments to associate 'the "Big Kid" and
Johnny Dobbs with himself, and the trio
went to work In dead earnest.
On tha first available Sunday Hope via'
Ited the bank and examined the vaults,
Then be gave Bhevelln some wax to take
an Impression of the outer door key. This
being done he had a key made which,, when
tried, operated the lock quite easily.
The next Sunday he .took Johnny Dobbs
along. They drilled a hole under the com
bln.tlon, threw the fore tumbler of the
combination lock back opened the door and
entered th vault. Here for a time they
were In doubt Just what to do, as there
happened to be two steel safea, both with
combination locks. Fifty minutes was all
th time that could be allowed In which to
do the Job, and they concluded that It could
not he done with safety In that time, ao
they gave up the attempt.
They cam out and attempted to lock the
vault. Somehow Dobbs dropped the screw
and was able to force only three of the
tumblers back, as he had lost tha wire of
th fourth. They at once realised that if
the bank officials in the morning were not
able to unlock the safe suspicion might be
entertained that the lock had been tam
pered with, so they plugged up the hole
wit putty and smeared It with dirt from
th floor so aa to makf It appear that th
drill had not been uaed on It for a long
When th officials of the. bank appeared
In the morning and tried to work thle com
bination they were unable to do so. A local
locksmith was called, but nothing he could
do would budge the door an Inch. Then an
expert was requisitioned, and he took the
door off the hinges, discovering at th same
time the hole that had been drilled by Hope,
but was unable to determine whether It
waa an old or a new one.
The strange part of this proceeding wss
the fact that all of this waa don under
th very eyea of on of the men concerned
" In the attempted break. Hope had been
apprehensive of what course the bank offl
clais would pursue when they came across
the result of his handiwork, so when the
bank opened In the morning the "Big
Kid" presented himself at th bank to get
a flOA bill changed. Vnder one pretext or
another he managed to stay around tha
bank within sight and hearing until th
Investigation had baaa completed.
After this fiasco tha attempt was given
ua for th the flog, aeuie of Uppe's
confederates then started a plan to make
the break, but th prima mover. Mason,
being arrested and wnt to Bint Sing on
another charge, brought tha attempt to an
Then matter rented quietly until Jimmy
Hope was liberated from jail at Bangor,
Me., when h hunted up Shevelln and
Insisted on making; the break at ones. They
met several times, and Hope raid that he
had the men together to do the trick, but
It waa fully fix month after that before
the robbery waa consummated, aa they de
sired to teat Shevelln' reliability.
Preparlaar for a Job.
One Sunday Jimmy Hope appeared, and.
after examining the vault, went across the
street and was Joined by snother member
of the gang who was waiting for htm, and
the pair took the cars. Three weeks later.
Saturday, October W, the gang met on the
corner of Mulberry and Bleecker streets.
They were prepared to do the work, and
had agreed to begin at 8 p. m., but Shev
elln told them that It would be Impossible
for them to start then, as another man
would be on duty In the bank and that he
did not come on until the morning.
At the hour appointed the men gathered
and after leaving some of their number
posted around the building to give warning
entered the Jalntor's rooma, and, at the
point of a pistol, forced him to give up the
keys of the bank and the combination key
of the safe. They handcuffed the Janitor
and his wife, and, leaving one of their num
ber to look after them, the burglars entered
the bank and opened the safe.
After effecting an entrance Into the safe
another problem presented Itself for the
cracksmen. In the center of the vault was
long open space where five or six men
could stand single die. On either side of
this space were compartments, which In
reality were separate safes, with heavy
fastenings, bolts, bars and combination
locks. This. then, was the problem pre
sented for the burglars, or their previous
work would count for nsught.
With their well appointed kit of tools.
however, they succeeded In wrenching off
some of the doors and securing their con
tents. But one compartment. In which was
kept tTiO.OOO in bonds, resisted all their ef
forts to pry It open, although the marks
around the frame of the door showed that
they did not give up without a desperate
From the fact that the burglars were
forced to leave their expensive tools in the
vault it waa surmised that they had been
disturbed In their operations and forced to
flee before they had completed the gut
ting of the bank. As Is was, they got
away with cash and securities amounting
About a week after the robbery the gang
met and divided the cash, and to the unin
itiated members It was explained that they
would have to wait for an offer from the
bank for the securities before any further
division could be made. This the bank re
fused to make, and a bill was Introduced
Into congress providing for Its relief by Is
suing duplicate government bonds. Not
withstanding the fact that the robbers or
ganised a corruption fund, and claimed to
be able to defeat the bill. It was passed
five days afterward and signed by the
president on February 20. ,
The New York legislature followed the
lead of the national government and passed
law which relieved the bank of the state,
county and city bonds and annulled the
value of the originals.
The work of running down the criminals
an Interesting piece of work, and while
It shows with what care the criminals op
erate, and how they plan for months and
months. It also shows what patient wait
ing and untiring watchfulness can accom
plish In the unraveling of these seeming
The only clue th police had to go upon
was the tools left In the vault after the
Job waa completed. Each man of the force
had his theory of how the work was done
and by whom. Early In the affair Captain
Byrnes came to the conclusion that Jimmy
Hope was Implicated In the case, and an
exhaustive search was made for htm, but
without results. '
Tracking; the Crooks.
AH this time Captain Byrnes had kept his
eye on Shevelln, the night watchman of
the bank, and It was soon found that he
appeared to have plenty of money and waa
spending it quite freely. Investigation re
vealed the fact that before the robbery he
had been pressed for money and could
hardly eke out an existence on the salary
he was receiving. Detectives were placed
qn his track and his every movement was
watched. Soon results became apparent.
He was discovered one day talking with
Billy Kelly, a well known criminal. Kelly
was then watched, and It came to light
that be had been seen standing on the cor
ner opposite the bank the morning of the
break, when he should have been at work,
and that from the date of the robbery he
had given up hla Job and apparently
changed his whole course of life, having
plenty of money and blossoming out into
a full blown sport. '
Having discovered, as he thought, a con
nection between th two men, Captain
Byrnes approached Shevelln and accused
him of the robbery. This Shevelln stoutly
denied, but he was taken to the police sta
tion and subjected to the third degree
without avail. Finally the captain decided
to surprise the secret out of his, and so
said: "Don't you know, Shevelln, that
your pals have played you for a sucker?
Now, you possibly didn't get over $20,000
out of that break, and they cleaned up
hundreds of t hour and."
Bhevelln was so taken by surprise that
he blurted out: "So help me God, captain,
I didn't get but $400."
Then, realising what he had said, he
broke down and confessed the whole plot.
From that followed the arrest of Johnny
Hope and Johnny Dobbs for complicity.
Kelly was also taken Into custody, but
nothing that the captain could do would
get him to talk, but on the strength of
Shevelin's testimony he waa convicted and
sentenced to ten years In state's prison.
This so frightened the others implicated
that they scattered to different parts of
the country, and It was not until an at'
tempt waa da to negotiate some of the
stolen ecui..ies that more of the gang was
caught. Coakley and Emerson were ar
rested lu Philadelphia.
Too si irk to Corner.
All of th members of the gang received
long terms In prison with the exception of
the Instigator of the plot, "Old Man
Jimmy Hope. Nothing could be proved deff-
nltely against him and he was allowed hla
The story of his life Is almost as sen.a
tlonal as this, the greatest of his achieve
ments. He first came Into prominence In
police annals at the time of the robbery of
the paymaster's sate In the Philadelphia
navy yard. For this crime he waa sent to
prison, but, with the good fortune that
afterward tnllowed him. he escaped.
Next he was arrested for the robbery of a
bank In the Interior of New York state and
sent to prison, but again did he escape. Th
scene of his operations was then Changed
to Wilmington, Del., where he, with some
companions, rented a house next to the
First National bank and attempted to take
prisoner the ca.hler and his whole family.
One servant escaped and gave the alarm.
and Hope, with his companions, was ar
rested. They were sentenced to forty
lashes each and ten years In prison.
All Jails were apparently allk to this
man, for h soon mad his escape and waa
naxt heard of In Deep River, Conn., where
he waa arreated for attempting to rob the
bank at that point. He was sent to prison
eu taken to Dtxiar, M.. to see IX s could
throw any light on tba murder of Cashier
Barron of that place. Aythough tha crime
had been committed while nope was In
prison. It wss thought that he knew who
the tftillry party or parties were.
After th Manhattan bank robbery Mono
went weot. He got Into prison In Cali
fornia for trying to break Into the Bather
banking house, where soma $500,000 waa to
be had. He served his term out there and
when he got out was taken back to New
York to finish an unexpired term. He came
out broken In spirit and seemingly con
tent to live on what he had left of tha
fortune that he had stolen.
There la a tradition that the American
Bankers' association put him on a pension
and that he respected the Implied promise
to cease from troubling. Chicago Inter
JOLLY MAID A-FISHING GOES
American Girl Casta a l.lae la Hol
land aad lands a
Miss Anita Mercer of Worcester, Mass.,
will lie married next month to Allen Carter
Watson of New York as the result of her
participation In the strangest lottery In
the world-and. It Is hinted, rank bribery
on the part of her husband-tn-b.
She won her husband In the famous lot
tery hrld at Maradldl, In Hungary, on "All
Husbands' day" January 1 when every
bachelor In the village writes his name
upon a card and casts It Into a great tub
on the village square, and every single
woman In the village and for miles around
approaches the tub with a long pole spiked
at the end and fishes for a husband. She
plunges this sarp-splked poke Into the big
bran tub. transfixes a card with It, and
draws it forth In triumph; and thereafter
the man whose name Is upon the card Is
expected to be her sweetheart and to
marry her If neither has any objection.
It happened that on January 19, 1906, there
was a party of American tourists composed
of Miss Mercer, her aunt, Mrs. Clara
Spence of Maiden, Mass.; Mrs. George R.
Burley of Maiden and Miss Edna Burley,
who decided to run up to Maradldl and
witness the Strang ceremony.
By some perulisr twist of fate it hap
pened that Allen C. Watson of New York,
an artist possessed of wealth and most of
the other good things of this life, also had
decided to leave his studio In Budapest
and run up to Maradldl for the express
purpose of making a sketch, of the odd cere
mony of fishing for husbands.
The morning of January 19 the party of
omen from . Massachusetts observed a
young, handsome, well dressed stranger at
a table across the little breakfast room of
the picturesque Inn, and, without seeming
to be unduly observant, Watson saw a girl
of rare beauty, tall, with light, wavy hair
and lustrous blue eyes, abrlm with fun and
pleasurable excitement. There was no
chance for them to meet, but, as It after
wards developed, they each knew In a mo
ment that the other party came from the
VnJted States, and being In a far land,
among foreigners, they fejt a sort of kin
ship. Watson, much Impressed by the wlnsome
ness of one of the women of his country,
went to the market square shortly before
11 o'clock and set up his apparatus, pre
paratory to sketching the girls as they
fished for lovers In the big bran pall .that
already was In position In the most promi
nent part of the market place.
While he was blocking out his sketch he
observed his fellow Americans entering the
square, fluttering with excitement and
laughter In enjoyment of the strange scene.
They were near him, and as he bent over
his work he could hear their laughter and
catch scraps of their conversation. He
heard Miss Burley challenge Miss Mercer
to fish for a husband and he heard Miss
Mercer accept the challenge.
The party stood watching the young men
casting their cards Into the tub, and, being
told that the girls would not begin fishing
until noon, they returned to the Inn for
Watson, sketching amy, suddenly became
filled with an idea. In a moment he had
deserted his easel and was In conference
with three or four of the young men, who
laughed loudly, smote their thighs, laughed
again, and then roared aa he talked.
Then, evidently accepting his offers, they
hid certain coins in their trousers' pockets
and, still smiting their thighs and laugh
ing, set to work.
An hour later the Massachusetts party
returned from lunch and found the square
almost deserted. Watson still was sketch
ing away, but when the American women
appeared on the scene ne arose from his
seat, deliberately walked to the tub and
cast a card Into It, then returned to his
"It Is a challenge, Anltl," whispered her
cousin. "You don't dare accept It." "
'I do," said Miss Mercer, and without a
moment's hesitation she walked forward,
borrowed a spiked rod from a blond beauty.
who laughed and wished her luck, ap
proached the tub and speared at the bot
The spike came up with a card transfixed.
and, almost breathless with excitement,
Miss Mercer removed It from the barb and
read: "Allen Carter Watson, New York."
Much agitated, she hurried back to her
relatives, and, after some resistance,
showed the card.
In her agitation she did not notice, nor
did her relatives, that the. tub was dragged
behind a pillar and another dragged Into
Its place. Into which the maidens of the
village were plunging their spears with
anxiety, laughter and. mirth.
An hour later, at the Inn, Miss Mercer
was approached by Watson.
'I have come to claim my right to walk
with you," he said, laughingly.
I cannot deny the tight," she said. "I
took a chance and suppose I must pay the
So they walked together through the vil
lage and Miss Mercer wondered at the
laughter and giggles of the natives as they
passed. Before they returned to the Inn
they were friends and Watson waa Intro
duced to the others of the party and took
dinner with them.
I have a confession to make," said Wat
son suddenly that evening as he sat with
Miss Mercer In the parlor of the Inn. "It
Is a confession and an apology. I bribed
the men to help me and I filled the bottom
of that tub with my cards to make sure I
would meet you."
"I thought It was fate at first," she said.
"I'm sorry you cheated: perhaps I would
have speared you, even If you had not."
But after all, she forgave him; and bo
fore they parted In Budapeat a week later
they were engaged and Miss Mercer bought
her trousseau in Parte on th way home.
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POLITICS IS A POOR TRADE
Farmer Mayor Bays 80, and He Hag Bad
Mnoh Experience, N
FEW ADVANTAGES FOR YOUNG MEN
Feeling of laaevarlty Afcoot rablla
Job aad (htniri of Advaac
saeat Mot flood Raaa af
Carter II. Harrison held the office of
mayor of Chicago for four terms, retiring
a year ago. Looking back over his ex
perience aa general manager of th munic
ipality and boss of the pie counter, he Is
convinced that politics Is a poor business,
offering little to tempt the ambitions of
young men. Ills views, expressed In the
Chicago Tribune, follow:
What are the principal advantages of
fered to the young mun In public service
such service being either an appointive
office or an elective one, but not In a cleri
Political of public service appointments
usually. If accompanied with a salary, are
given to men who have Interested them
selves In practical politics, but rarely to
young men. Such appointments may be for
term of from two to four years, or more.
They give a man an opportunity for ac
quaintance, which may or may not be val
uable, depending upon the use to which he
puts It. Some of these positions may give
to a young man a comparatively easy "Job"
at a pretty good salary. If this Is an ad
vantage he has It. As an opportunity for
Judging human nature many of these posi
tions afford splendid opportunities.
Klective offices as a rule are not thrust
now upon Clnclnnatuses. summoned from
the plows. The average man elected to
public service goes after t, horse, foot.
and dragoons, and enlists all of his friends
In his behalf. Klective or appointive office
s, of course, sometimes a stepping stone
to higher, official positions. Men have gone
from the office of constable to that of gov
ernor. Everything depends upon the man
himself and there are no cook book recipes
for success. Public service has ru'ned some
men and advanced others. Courage, hon
esty, faithfulness to duty in a word, char
acterwill Inevitably tell, whether with
advantages or disadvantages.
Keeling; of Insecurity Ahont Job.
Opportunities for promotion to youn?
men In appointive public positions may
result from good work, influence, caprice,
or any other Influence, tho same as In a
What are the principal disadvantages
to the young man In public service?
The principal disadvantage to the
young man In public service is the precar-
lousness of his tenure of office. He muxt
be ready to fold his tents like the Arab
when a new administration steps in. Civil
service has, of course, made political situ
ations more stable of late years, but civil
service is not omnipotent. The averago
man, holding a political position, feels
when a new administration comes In that
"the gobbllns'U get him ef he don't
watch out." This feeling of Insecurity Is
liable to have a disquieting effect upon
his work. Then, too, whether appointed or
elected, he must spend considerable money
and time In assisting the political admin
istration which placed him In power. He
Is bound to do this or be ungrateful. Tho
result Is that the man who honestly saves
money In a political Job is a wonder.
Chances for Advancemeat Sot Good,
As for leisure, that word Is a stranger
to his vocabulary. The opportunities for
advancement are not better than In pri
vate business. If as good. If a young
man Is fond of seeing his name In the
papers, he Is liable to have that feeling
gratified more often If lie Is in public
service than he would In private business.
This may be claimed as one of the doubt
ful advantages, appealing more to youth
than to the congealed wisdom of mlddli
or old age.
For the work done In public service, the
criticism, the anxieties, responsibilities and
even great triumphs achieved, the legiti
mate pecuniary results ore the poorest In
any line of business on earth. It Is almost
Impossible to combine business and politics
successfully. If politics Interferes with a
young man's business, the only way to be
successful politically is for him to give up
his business. At the same time politics Is
an exceedingly uncertain business.
Every Man should Be a Politician.
It Is the duty of every man, young and
old, to take an Interest In politics, outside
of any questlbn of preferment. The only
way In which good government can he ob
tained la by citizens of all classes taking
an active Interest In seeing that good prin
ciples and measures are upheld and honest
ofllclals elected to uphold those principles.
The fact that many reforms have been In
augurated and brought to a successful con
clusion hns been due. In great measure, to
disinterested efforts of the good citizenship
of the community, enlisted without any
hope of pecuniary reward, but solely from
patriotic motives. The man who merely
votes a party ticket, right or wrong, is a
poor specimen of an American. Ha owes
it to himself, to his family, to his com
munity and to his country to Interest him
self actively in practical politics, and to
do everything in his power to Improve the
condition of things from a political stand
Salaries Paid by Government.
A volume larger than a good sised book
would be necessary to contain a complete
schedule of the salaries and wages paid to
L nlted States government officials and em
ployes. A general table is presented) here
with. Unless otherwise stated, the figures
given are the amounts received for a year
President of the United Stales foO.Gu)
Private secretary to president S.tvO
Assistant secretary to president J.iWu
Clerks to president II. 600 to 2.6 0
Messengers to president 19oj to l.'.OO
Doorkeepers to president IW0 to 1,M
Members or president s cabinet:
Secretary of state, secretary i f war.
Assistant secretaries .. .. 4,oO0
Chiefs of bureaus tl.Sno to 2,o
Clerks $;V to l.suu
Messengers Xi'JO to 1.300
Ambassadors and envoys extia-
ordinary $2.(100 to njiW
Secretaries of legations $1,&U) to 2,660
Consuls general l.uuO
Consuls $2.5no to 3.0.1O
Consular agents. No stated salaries, but fees
Commercial agents.. No stated salarlea. Ices
General superintendents at na
tional post office $.1,500 to 2,750
Chiefs of divisions, national
postoflice , fc.OOO to $.000
Postoflice Inspectors ... $1,300 to 2,uu0
Superintendents of public build
lnas. at Dostofflce. court nous.
custom house, etc $540 to 1,600
Lai sent salary received by any
Smallest amount received by any
nost master 42c
Postmssler of rirst-clss office. $1,000 to
Postmaster of second-class
office $-000 to l.KOO
Postmaster of ttilrd-cla-s
office $1000 to 1.900
The postmaster of a fourth-class office Is
not paid a stated salary, but receives the
entire amouut of stamps canceled at his
office up to a certain point, when he i
celves a portion of the cancellations, and
ao on until he becomes a third-class post
Clerks In the postoflice $ to $000
Iimr ra.rrira at th flrst-ciass
offices, maximum 1.0T0
tftAr rsrrlr, it th second-
clasa ofllcea. maximum tSO
Letter carriers begin at a salary leas than
tha maximum salary, but reach th mail
mum salary after a few years of service
and th majority of all letter carriers re
celve the maximum salary.
Rural frea delivery carriers.. I $00
National bank examiners... Fixed fees
Collector of customs $SJ to 11'JUO
Customs hous Inspectors, $3 to $& a day
Customs house clerk $1,000 to 4.7',0
Customs house appraiser S,0uu
Customs house packers, openers, deputy
collectors, surveyors, storekeepers, cashiers,
examiners, assayers, etc., $2.50 to $5 per day
and $750 to $6,of0 per year.
Marine hospital surgeon.... $ J.5"0
Assistant surgeon t n
Acting assistant surgeon t-VX1 to l.50
Superintendent of lif saving service.. .'
Keeper of life saving station suO
Surf men at life saving station, per
NEWS FROM OMAHA SUBURBS
Mra. J. Hlgely has been quite 111 the past
Week with a severe attack of malirla,
Mrs. I,ena Carlson Talbot waa the uo
of her mother, Mrs. L Carlson, this weok.
Miss Myrtle Blake la planning to attend
the Chautauqua at Olenwood, I., th com
Mlea Ruth Cunningham left on rrlday
to make tha acquaintance of her saw
Mrs. L. Darling, accompanied her friend,
Mrs. Bpoerre, ou a drive to Forest Lawn
Mrs. Henry Olesen and llttl daughter
have returned from their trip to Hastings,
where she visited her father.
Mrs. Mae Clayton and son, Victor, of
Formosa, Kan., era the guests of their old
Wlsner friend, Mrs. J. K. Aughe.
An red Uleaon, Sydney Hone wits and Har
mon Uourts are the young men who hav
been on the sick list this week.
Mr. I. Syae and family are entertaining
their brother, William Todd, wife, son and
daughter, from out in the atate, this week.
Milton, tne little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Bert Uauts, has been under the doctor's
oare the last two weeks and Is gaining
Word hns been received here of the mar
riage of Mr. Kosenbaum, a former resident
here, to a lady at Arlington, Neb., where
they will reside.
Charles Henderson came down from Sioux
City baturday evening to spend a short
time with his parents and his sisters, Mr.
Pratt of Omaha and Mrs. M. Emory of New
Mr. M. Faverty and sons. Allen and Al
bert, have purcnaxea a 100-acre farm in
Illinois this week, and the probability is
that ills sun will go there in the spring
and work it.
'lue bridge company has completed tho
new bruise on l'orly-slxth and France
sueet over the big washout caused by the
rains, thus giving; the residents o( West
Ambler a good road out to Center.
J. c'. Augne celebrated ma seventieth
biiilio.iy on 'Inursduy, July 19, by tatting
dinner with his son Kiuiik, supper witn
Mrs. A. Cavender and family and attena
Ing the ice cream social in South Oman
In the evening.
Mr. Ormsby removed his family from
Flfty-flfth and Center to Nineteenth and
bpraguu streets Monday, where he has work
carpentering on tne old exposition grounds.
He rented his heme ncre to Mr. Vander
sllce, foreman oi the new Union i'aclllc
Hev. and Mrs. R. M. Henderson attended
services at tne First Metnodlst Episcopal
church Sunday and were me guests at
dinner at their daughter, Mrs. Nelson
Pratt, who waa also entertaining her sis
ter, Mrs. M. Kniory and usuguler, Mi&s
.tnel, of New Jeraey.
The Ladles' Aid society met at the
church on Thursday liwiead of at Mrs.
Ormsby's, as wss Intended. Ihey com
pleted a quilt. A picnic, lunch was served.
Hev. William V. Biambaugn waa guest of
the day. The next meeting will be at the
home of Mrs. J. Uonewltx, Forty-ninth and
Pacitlu streets, August 1. Mesaaines Hen
derson, shandy and Bone wit 1 are the com
mittee. Mrs. Long and daughter. Miss Gertrude
Roessig, Ruth and Roy Cunningham; Mr.
and Mrs. Augne snd Mrs. A. Cavender end
daughter. Miss Nettle, and granddaughter
Florence, were of a party wnlch attended
the Ice cream social at Letter Memorial
church. South Gmana, from here, Thursday
evening, and report a tine time. Mrs.
Aughe waa on the program, and recited
tit. and Mrs. George Borensen were visit
ing frieuds In Blair Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Josephine Heilman went to Pacific
Junction, la., last Tuesday tor a few day'
Miss Laura Turner of Omaha waa here
Tuesday looking after some property In
terests. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Kimball of Omaha
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Paul
Mrs. D. E. Smith of Benson, and a former
resident of Florence, waa here this week
tHiinu damage the last week on account
of the continued wet weather was done to
oats, as they are ready to cut and the rust
m ":n Tn mem. Maying is a couple oi
weukB behind on account of the same thing.
Mrs. Charles Beflnk of Jefferson, la., is
here for a few days visiting her sister,
Mrs. W. H. Rose.
Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson of Omaha
spent bunday here visiting Mrs. Lou Cole,
iurs. iison s niotner. ,
Miss Lulu Raymond of South Omaha Is
spenuing u few days with her aunt, Mrs.
L. u. Lonergen ot bpruoe bill larm.
Mrs. Jones and daughter of Bellevue.
Nob., were the guests of Mrs. J. ii. Hol
lingswoi th a couple of days tula week.
D. T. Crane of Omaha Is excavating his
cellar and getting material on the ground
for a fine residence In Florence heights.
Miss Patterson of Omaha has taken the
place nf Miss Phllia Vanepps as night op
erator in the Florence telephone exchange.
.lis. W. c Lewis and cnndien ot Chulcu,
Neb., spent Wednesday una i'nur.duy lieio
visiting Airs, xewis sister, Airs. w. it.
Mrs. George Francis and Miss Emma
King of bouin Omana spent bunday here
visiting llieir cianarnoiner. Alio. juaiy
liie Altar society of St. Phillips Nerl
church are maxims arrangements lor their
unnuul iawn social, to be held some tune
Th christian church cave a social at
the city hall Thursaay night. Ice cream
and CrtKe were serveu. 'liieie was a good
n.rt Crouch has taken the place of
P. H. brlggs aa agent ot the Omaha road
at Florence. Mr. Brlggs has oeen trans
Miss Kdna Morse of Fremont spent a
coupie ot days here this week, the guest
of tne tamliy of fa. H. Robinson, manugcr
of the Nebraska 'telephone exehuyge.
The people of Florence precinct will call
In a body Monday morning at tu a. m. on
tne county commissioners for the purpose
of getting their part ot lue permanent road
. Air. F. 8. Tucker and daughter, Jessie,
were visiting friends in iiur baturoay.
Air. Tucker leturned home ciaiuroay nisi.t.
Miss Tucker remained until Sunday even
ing before returning home.
lr. Allison, formerly o( Omaha, and who
purvnuaeii a line site Just west ot BiulT
street on Vv lllet, has lu re.iuence neui iy
completed. This win aad anolner One resi
dence to the city, wnien Is gelling a good
many the present year.'
Amanda Thompson of Salt Lake City,
I' tun, aceoinpanica by a sisier, whose home
Is ul NebiajKa City, were-the guests ot
Alias Pruden.-e Tracy Tuesday. Amanda
Thompson is a kinaei garten teacher in the
public schools of ball iake City.
Th Florence ferry has everything in
shape now anu is crossing people and teams
eveiy day who come to Florence and
Omaha to transact their business and drive
their stock to bouth Omana. Heretofore
they had a long drive via Council jiiutft.
oCTonel W. H. Marks and wife of Wlll
mington. N. D., spent a coup.e of days here
this week visiting i;oionei Aiara s uromer,
Fred Marks and family. They were on
their way home from Idaho, where they
had been looking after some land interests.
Miss Sophia Orossman entertained a tew
of the women of tne Saratoga Congrega
tional church from Omahj Wednesday even
ing. On account of tne rain ana storm,
there were only a few who ventured out,
but those who dkl greatly enjoyed the hos
pitality of Mrs. Grossman.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Pyke are visiting
their daughter In Indiana.
Mr. William Pir.dell arrived during the
week from Memphis, lenn.
B. R. Rush Is at home again from hla
flailing excursion in V onilng.
Mr. W. R. l.lghton is making a two
weeks' visit at Nine Bar ranch. Wyoming.
Rev. and Mrs. E. A. Russell of Ord,
Neb., are visiting their daughter, Mra. W.
Mrs. 8. R- Rush entertained at luncheon
on Saturday for the visiting women and
Mr. and Mra Speed of Vlcksburg. Miss.,
who have been visiting Mr. and Mra.
Palmer, hav returned horn.
Mr. Helen Caliand and children left dur
ing the week lor Nw York to sail soon
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for London, where they will visit rela
tives. The Dundee Sunday school picnic, which
was to have been held on Thurs-day at
Elmwood park, was postponed on account
of the rain.
Mrs. Ida Wlllard of Oalesbtirg. 111.. Is
stopping at the homo of Rev. Joseph J.
Lampe until further arrangements are
made for the family.
Mrs. Nelson A. Buck returned home on
Wednesday from Toletio, O., accompanied
by her father, Mr. John Peters, and her
cousin, It. C. Peters.
A daughter was born on Tuesday to
Captain and Mrs. Stone, who are making
their home at present with Mrs. Stone's
mother, Mrs. George A. Hoagland.
Mrs. Noah Perry entertained informally
Friday afternoon for Mrs. Wlllard of
Galesburg, III., and Mrs. Curtis of Dexter,
Me., who Is visiting Mrs. P. J. Barr.
Mrs. P. J. Barr is entertaining her mother,
Mrs. C. W. Curtis of Dexter. Me., and
also her cousin. Miss Lucy Thurston of
i'ajioisvllle, N. C, and her nieces, the
Mifsrs Sarah and Ada Vlele of Salisbury,
Mrs. J. W. Marshall will leave this week
for a visit to relatives In Philadelphia.
During her absence Mr. Marshall, with
his daughter Kthel and son Leonard, will
tour the lakes, and the Misses Ella and
Alice Marshall will keep house at home.
Miss Llna Degnn has returned from a
visit in Imogene, la.
Mass will be said at St. Bernard's Cath
olic church at 9 o'clock today.
Wullt Bros, are making extensive Im
provements to their grocery store.
Miss Mattle Moduli e has returned from
her visit with relatives in Central City,
Mrs. W. S. Wedge, who was seriously
Injured In a street car accident. Is doing
Swedish Lutheran services at the town
hall today at i o clock. Rev. Llndburg,
H. F. Bone and family have gone to Den-
-ver, where Mr. Lone will till ins new po
John O'Connor has returned home from
the east, where lie has been the last few
A Danish picnic was held at Post's farm
last bunday all day, which attracted a
A number of the Benson women held a
plca&aitt picnic at Llmwood park on
Mrs. O. Enaler of Plalnvlow made a short
visit at the home of her mother In Benson
a few days last week.
Services will be held at the Methodist
church today at 11 a. m. and s p. ni. buii
day school at 10 a. m.
Miss Lizzie Selling and her father went
west last week. Miss belling will spend the
summer in bouth Dakota.
Dr. A. V, Holmes has returned from a
two weeks' outing in the west, t.he
spent some time on a ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith entertained
last week at luncheon at their home. Cov
ers were laid for eight guests.
Baptist Sunday school will be held at the
tent today at 10 o'clock. Preaching at 11
by Rev. Mr. Foster of Omaha.
Presbyterian services will be conducted
at the Odd Fellows' hull tooay at 3 o'clock
by Rev. Hart Jenks or Omaha.
Francis W. Euker died suddenly last week
at his home. Funeral services were held
In Omaha at the home ot T. J. Baker.
Mrs. I. L. MacPherson entertained the
Missionary society of the Immanual Baptist
church f Omaha at her home last Friday.
Mrs. Congdon entertained during tho
past week Mrs. Dean and Mrs. Cunning
ham of Omaha and Mrs. Ely of St. Lou.'s.
The next regular business meeting of the
Fraternal Union of America lodge will be
held next Frlduy evening at the Odd Fel
Miss Sarah Bosworth arrived from
Foo Chow, China, last week and is a
guest at the home of her brother, R. S.
English Lutheran church services will
be held at the Town hall today at 8 p. m.
by Rev. J. A. Lowe of the Lutheran synod
Mrs. E. P. O'Connor delightfully enter
tained the B. L. S. club at h:r home last
Thursday afternoon. The house waa beau
titully decorated with llowers.
Mrs. Mary Rutcher returned to her home
In Missouri last Wednesday. She was sc
companled by her daughter, Mrs- John No
ble, and children, who will visit with her.
Mrs. Frlnk had as guests last week Mrs.
8. O. Hunter and Mrs. E. W. Wise of At
lantic, la. Miss Margaret Frlnk accom
panied them home,' where she will visit.
The annual picnic of the Methodist
Sunday school will be held next Thursday
at llanscoin park. Children and parents
and frienda meet at church at I o ciock.
A special lias been chartered, which will
start from the church.
Funeral services over the remafcsa of
Mrs. M. Sharkey were held last bunday
at the home of Sidney Dillon. Messrs. J.
McOulre, Jerome Allen, C. Stiger, Adolph
bleik. A. 8. Somes and Lew Itaber, all old
veterans, were the pallbearers. Rev. Mr.
Leldy of Benson conducted the services.
ECHOES OF THE ANTEROOM
Aaeleat Order I nlted Workmen.
The degree team of North Omaha lodge
No. lf9 reported that all arrangements had
been completed for the moonlight rteam
bout excursion next Thursday evening, to
yhlch all members and legree of Honor
members and their families and friends are
invited. The boat have, the foot of Doug
last stieet at 8 p. m.
The central committee met Monday night
and elected these officers: 1C Hempen, Jr.,
of No. 16, president; A. Jensen of No. US,
vice president; 1. P. Hicks of No. 18. secre
tary; Peter Kewlts of No. 18, treasurer;
Fred Mengedoht of No. W. sentinel.
Arrangements were completed for a grand
Joint picnic of all the Ancient Order of
l ulled Workmen lodges in 'Omaha and
vkintly to be held at Krttg park Saturday,
August is. An Interesting program of
sports snd amusements for the afternoon
and a grand'prlze competitive 'drill for the
evening has U-en provided for. Grsnd
Master Workman O. J. Van Dyke and
Past Supreme Master J. O. Tate will be
present and deliver addresses.
Ussgktr. of Pocalioatas.
Minnehaha council No. I held a public
Installation of Its officers Saturday evening
al Myrtle hall. A program of murlc and
reel tat lona. followed by refreshments, were
features f tha vtulng. lu laslalilnf
officers were Sarah Smith as great scout
and Ella Jackman as deputy grand scout.
William Gannon acted as chairman of the
entertainment committee. The following
officers were Installed for the ensuing year:
Pocahontas. Nellie Tinker; Wlnonah, Mar
garet Whiting; prophetess, Laura Van
Ness; PowhatHn, William Gannon; first
eout, Sarah Johnson; second scout. Miss
I.angston; first runner, Mary Kellogg; sec
ond runner, Ella Jackman; guard of wig
wam, Susie Flnsslnger; guard of forest,
Uelle Moel; warriors. Sisters S'.'hnelderwlnd,
Yarton and Nelson; deputy great scout,
I.ndles of the Grand Army.
Garfield circle No. 11 held a picnic at
Hanscom park Friday afternoon.
The regular meeting of the circle will
be held Mondny evening, when much Im
portant business Is to be transacted, as
well as the initiation of one or more mem
bers. Matters pertaining to the approach
ing national convention nt Minneapolis will
be discussed. All members are requested
to be present.
Fraternal Union of America.
On Monday night, July ?3. the officer of
Mnndamln lodge No. Ill will give a mid
summer's night ball at the hall oNhi lodge,
Seventeenth and Farnam streets, for mem
bers and their friends.
Ta-tbc of Den Hor,
Omaha court No. 110 at Its Inst meeting
made provision for a contingent fund for
the benefit of its members, it Is required
that any member who desires to avail of
this fund will call on the scribe on or
before the 2Sth of each month.
The court Is planning for a picnic, lawn
social or excursion about August 10.
State Manager C. F. Way was present
at last Tuesday's meeting and made a re
port on the supreme meetins held In May.
NEWS FROM THE AP.MT POSTS
FORT NIOBRARA. Neb.. July 21. (Spe
cial.) Musician Nicholson of Company L,
Twenty-llfth infantry, attempted to com
mit suicide on Monday. He shot himself
through the left arm near the shoulder
and Is In a serious condition. Little hope
Is entertained for his recovery.
The baggage of the troops ordered to go
to Texas litis been partly hauled to Valen
tine and placed In the old Indian stnro
house. Lieutenant Douglas Donald has
been placed In charge of the building. For
sonic unknown reason the troop trains have
been delayed and it is thought that tho
trains bearing the troops will not leave
here until Sunday. A great desl of the
properly thai Is to go to Texas still re
mains at the post until the freight cars
Mrs. Donald and children accompanied
the lieutenant to Valentine. They will re.
main with Mrs. Donald's mother, Mrs. E.
J. Davenport, while Lleut"nant Donald la
at the Texas maneuver camp.
Captain M. J. Lenlhan will report In
Washington on August 15 for duty on the
general staff. He Is one ot the most effi
cient officers of the refrlment and Is de
serving of the good things that the War
department thrusts upon him.
Major William B. Shockley of Kansas
City and Colonel Thompson "of Valentine
have been selected by the secretary of war
for caretakers of the reservation. They
will take charge in a few weeks.
Lieutenant and Mrs. R. P. Harbold are
receiving congratulations upon the arrival
on Saturday of a twelve-pound boy.
The officers who will go with thhe First
battalion to Fort Brown, Tex., are: Msjor
Penrose, In command; Lieutenant Chandler;
Lieutenant Grier, quartermaster: Captain
8. P. Lyon and Lieutenant W. W West,
with Company D; Captain E. A. Macklln,
Lieutenants Hlgglns and Hay, with Com
pany C, and Lieutenant G. C. Lawrason,
with Company B. The officers who go to
Fort Mcintosh. Tex., with the Third bat
talion are: Captain J. P. O'Nell. In com
mand; Lieutenunt Bugber, adjutant: Lieu
tenant Blyth, quartermaster; Captain
Child and Lieutenant Clark, with Company
1; Lieutenant Wlegensteln. with Company
L; Iieutenant D( nald, with Company M;
Lieutenant bugber will have temporary
command of Company K. Captain Powell
and Lieutenant Harbold will remain with
twenty enlisted men to abandon the post.
Mrs. J. P. O'Nell, Mrs. Troup, her mother,
and Miss Troup will accompany Captain
O'Nell. Mrs. Penrose will go with Mnor
Penrose. Mrs. Bugber will spend the sum
mer in Kansas City and New York. Mrs.
S. P. Lyon will Join the troops at Kansas
City. Mrs. Macklln will spend the summer
In Michigan. explain and Mrs. M. D.
LCronln will go with the handtto Fort Bliss,
i ex. mrn. n. d. uner win spena tns sum
mer at the coast near Fort Brown Cap.,
tain Lewis, recently transferred from the
Eighteenth Infantry, will Join the troops
at Kansas City. Chaplain Steward will go
to Fort Mcintosh wilh the Third battalion.
The general court-martial tried two esse
last week of assault with Intent to kill.
The sentence) have not been published aa
FORT RILEY, Kan., July a.-fSperlaJ )
Last Saturday a teleKiam wa received
from department headquarters directing
that the (Hid artillery at' this post should
be excused from participating In the
mile practice march. Previous Inst ruction
had been received exousing the Second
cavalry squadron from going on the march
and on Sunday morning the Ninth and .
Thirteenth cavalry squadrons left the post
under command of Colonel Godfrey. They
arrived at Kllxworth yesterday and are in
camp at Lincoln Center tonight. Th
column will return to Fort Riley on the
afternoon of the 2Xth.
The Second cavalrv squadron went Into
! camp on Pawnee flats Monday morning,
! and In the absence of the other two squad
I rons the post Is enilrMy garrisoned by r-
lllierymen lor me iir.i ijio in limn?
Major Ell D. Iloyle, artillery corps, Is In
command of the post, with First Lieuten
ant W. P. MoftTet, Thirteenth cavalry act
ing as adjutant.
J. O. Harris, clerk in the office of the
purchasing commissary at fit Iuls, ar
rived her this week and entered noon hi.
I duties as a clerk in the office of the chief
commissary of the maneuver division. He
will remain until the conclusion of the
maneuvers and will then return to 8l.
First Lieutenant Alden W. Brewster, ar
tillery .corps, recently transferred from the
i Ktglily-rourih company or coast artillery
! to the Sixteenth battery of field artillery.
irnvru iierr iufi kr'i auu i. now un outy
with bis battery.
Martha Arterbrldge, the colored woman
who was shot and dangerously wounded
by Private Robert Fellies of the Ninth
Cavalry band last week, la considerably
Improved nd hopes are now ntertlned
of her recovery. Felilea ha kOaa aftuxtU
and U i,f U conOaoioeftW
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