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TTTF, OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, JULY 9, 190S.
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FUNERAL OF FATHER SMTII
Bt Francis Xavier't Clnrch Crowded
by Friends of Tor cased.
SEEVICES ARE MOST IMPRESSIVE
Tbm Bishops and n f.arare ' n iu he r
of Vlsltlngr Priests' Prtnt and
rnrflrlpate In th Tribute
to the Dead.
The lmjir. -fulve funeral services held yes
terday morning at St. Francis Xavler's
church over the late Rv. Father Patrick
Smyth were :i fit tin tribute to the de
rensed priest and the large attendance evi
denced the love and esteem In which he
was hold, not only by the congregation to
avtioee spiritual wants he had ministered
for over seventeen years, but by the com
munity at large.
The seating capacity of the large audi
torium of St. Francis Xavter's church was
entirely Inadequate for the large number
who destred by their presence a tne trrv.
loe to pay their Inst respects to the dead
priest. Every pew was filled and the
aisles and space back of the seats was
crowded with those ur.eble to find other
accommodation, who stood or knelt through
the Ion service, to pay tribute to him
they mourned not only as ft minister of the
church, but as a friend.
The Interior of the handsome edifice pre
sented In Itself an Impressive sight, hung
as It was with simple draplngs of black and
white while" the altars were decked with
violet, the emblem of sorrow. The vest
ments of the offlclnr.'ts st the mass were
likewise violet In color.
The services were begun with the recit
ing of the offices of the dead by all of
the assembled priests, nearly one hundred
In number, after which the solemn high
requiem mass was sung with the Bt.
Rev. James Davis, bishop of the diocese
of Davenport, aa celebrant. The absolution
of the mans was pronounced by the Rt.
Rev. Richard Scannell, bishop of Omaha.
Very Rev. Hugh Smith of Chicago wa3
archdeacon. Rev. Francis Ward of Iowa
City, deacon of honor; Rev. Peter Brom
menschenkcl of Westphalia, la., subdeacon
Of honor; Very Rev. Thomas 'Rellly of
Keokuk, deacon of the mass, and Rev.
Edmund Hayes of Imogene, subdeacon of
The master of ceremonies was Rev. J
M. Walsh of Washington, la., who until
recently was connocted with 8t. Francis
Xavler's church. He was assisted by Rev,
J. F. O'Neill, Rev. James P. Daneley and
Rev. James A. O'Neill, all of whom were
formerly under the pastoral care and In
struction of the late Father Smyth.
The music of the mass was beautifully
and Impressively rendered by the full choir
of the church under the leadership of J.
R. Qcrke and with Miss Tholl as organist.
The mass was celebrated at the high altar,
while throughout the service the bier, sur
rounded by six funeral tapers, rested In the
"He that belleveth In me, though he be
dead, yet shall live," was the text taken
by the Rt. Rev. P. J. Garrlgan, bishop
of Sioux; City, who preached the sermon.
While declaring It was unnecessary to
eulogise a; length, Bishop Garrlgan paid
a beautiful tribute to the high charactev
of the deceased priest. The sermon was
an eliquent presentation of the nobility
of the priesthood, with particular appli
cation to him whom the vast congregation
had assembled to honor.
"It Is linn cescary," said Bishop Garrlgan
In opening, "to refer to the personal virtues
or to eulogise the personal character of
Father Smyth as a pastor. It Is unneces
sary before this congregation, which forms
so eloquctit a testimony to his nobility of
character, to tpeak of hla self-sacrifices,
his devotedness and his fatherly care of
you and your children."
Referring to the general belief caused by
the isolation of the priest from the great
body of the people, that the membera of
the priesthood took no Interest In politics,
In government or In the material prosperity
of the state or community, Bishop Garrl
"Society Is built on religion. Take away
from society the teachings of Jesus Christ,
the precepts of the decalogue, the Sermon
on the Mount, and what has society to
stsnd on? It Is for these things that the
"We aro Intensely Interested In the wel
fare of the people. In the prosperity of the
places where we live. In education and In
public morality. The priest Is consecrated
to the welfare of humanity. The character
of the priest whose body lies before us was
the character of a public spirited cttltcn.
He loved his fellow citizens, he loved the
Institutions of this land, however dear to
hlin might have been the green hills of
tile country from which he came. This
Cnres "Woman's Wcckuesscs.
X7 refer to that boon to weak, nervous,
Buffering women known as Dr. Pierce's
Dr. John Fyfo ono of the Editorial Staff
f The Eclectic Mkdical Review says
Of Unicorn root (lleUmiaa DUHca) which
a one of tho chief ingredients of the 'Fa
vorite Prescription :
A remedy which Invariably acts as a uter
ine Invlaorator make (or normal ac
tivity of the entire reproductive system."
lie continues "In llelofiias we htve a medica
ment which mora fully answer the above
purposes than any olhrr drvtf u-Mn whirk I am
acaiMHHUd. In iho treatment of diseases pe
culiar to women It is seldom that a case la
aeen which does not present some Indication
for this remedial uraL" Dr. r'rfe further
save: "The following are amonfflhe leading
Indications for lioloulat iL'ulcom root). I'nu
or aching In the back. wlib leucorrhora I
atonic IweaVtcondltlofhvof toe reproductive
organs of wjomen, meniat depression and ir
rltsoillty, aVvx-iated wild chronic dlwates cf
toe rrprudil ile urgent of women; constant
enatko Jt best in the region of the kid
revsi uenrrhesia 'flooding), due to a weak
coco ooniiloa ottbe reproductive systeini
easeoi6yr ytr4retsed vr sutent monthly
pcrkMl. AMMrftf Mrooa or accompanying an
abaosnJci condition of the dieile organs
and AsrrolC (Ihtn blood) hahili dragging
temJUona la the extreme lower part of the
"n'mors or les of the grove tvmptomg
sMT-Trriu. ro nnai'.a ymi.ra cm
. teller "Uian lake lr. Pierce's lasorite
rTirrpt'OnB CltM ICtaihglngrrJP
!, lit wnit-'ff la Unicorn root, or Helonlaa.
and the medical properties of which it
most faithfully represent.
Of Gokieu Seal root, another prominent
Ingredient of "Favorite Prescription,"
lol. Pinley RUingwopd, M. D., of Ben
Belt Medical College, Chicago, says:
"Islsan Important remedy in disorders of
the womb. In all catarrhal conditions
Soli aeunral cnfceblenmpt. It Is usrlul."
lW. John M. Scudder, M. D., late of
Cincinnati, says of Golden Seal root :
"la relation to Its funeral csTwta oa the
inMn. uw U nn urtmwis wt u atMut tcVur
. SW grneml Mtusnmiay oinntun. It
is unsMnnUy regarded as U luetic Manful la
ad debilitate.) ' ales."
roL k. Hariaolow, M. IX. of Jefferson
&!'dlc&l College, says of Golden Seal :
"Valuable In uterine hemorrhage, luenor
yfetcie (flooding) aud consoaUve dysatouor
tti je tpaliif ul DMWMtfwauoid."
Dr. Pierce's Pavorite Prescription faith
folly represents sJl the above named In
srredlenU and cures the disc for which
He s rocwiuarVkdoCL
NEWS OF IOWA
M. Tea. 4UK.
priest not only believed In Christ, he served
Christ, and therefore he Is not dead, but
lives and will live In eternity."
At the close of the service nearly ion
members of the Knights of Columbus, who
attended the services In a body, formed
two lines at the entrance to the church
and between these the casket was carried to
the hearse. The Knights of Columbus also
formed a guard of honor as the cortege
proceeded to St. Joseph's cemetery, where
burial took place.
The pallbearers were Captain J. J. Brown,
P. M. Egan, Hubert I Tlnley, John M.
Oalvln, John P. Mulqueen, Charles Paschel,
Jamea Wlckham and Dennis Maher of Iowa
When the cortege reached St. Joseph's
cemetery the escort of Krlghts of Columbus
formed In two ranks, between which the
remainder of the procession moved to the
grave, where the usual burial services were
P. P. Swanaoa Killed la Dearer,
N. Swanson, postmaster at Crescent, and
Dr. J. H. Swanson of Weston, la., left
Council Fluffs last evening for Denver to
bring back the body of their brother, P. F.
Swanson, who was killed In a street car
accident In that city on June . They only
learned of the death of their brother by
accident. A friend read an account of
the accident In a Denver newspaper wtiloh
contained a picture of the victim and sect
the paper to Postmaster Swanson.
P. F. Swanson left Crescent about four
teen years ago and since then had been
living at different places In the west. He
had resided In Denver for the last two
years and was making preparations for
his marriage to Miss Mamie Helset of that
city when killed.
According to the story in the Denver
paper the wagon In which Swanson was
driving was struck by a street car. Swan
son was thrown out on his head and his
skull fractured. He was taken to the
county hospital, where he died three hours
later. As no relatives appeared to claim
the body 8wanson was burled last Sunday
by the city authorities. His two brothers
have arranged to have the body exhumed
end w.:i bring It back with them to Cres
cent, wl.ere it will be relnteired In the
family turlal lot.
Plana for New Enarlue House.
Councilman Jensen, who has been work
ing on the plans and opacifications for the
l ew central fire station at the foot of Bry
ant street, expects to have them completed
snd re ltf y to submit at the meeting of the
city council next Monday evening.
Including the cost of the concrete retain
ing walls In Indian creek the entire cost
will be In the neighborhood of $23,000. Of
this amount $15,000 will be for the fire sta
tion, and the cost of the concrete walls or
foundation will be about $8,000, according to
City Engineer Etnyre's estimate.
City Engineer Etnyre has decided to use
Wooden piling for the concrete walls. He
decided that Inasmuch aa the plies would be
In moist earth and partly In water, they
would be as lasting as the concrete piling,
and could be set at less expense.' The re
taining walls will reach from the east side
of the Bryant atreet bridge to a point ten
feet west of the present engine house. This
will provide a driveway and entrance on the
west slue of the building. The bridge will
be rebuilt upon the new foundation and
an entrance to the building will open near
the center of the bridge.
Thomas Mil iter Missing.
I. L. Mllner, living at 2601 South Eighth
street, called upon the police yesterday
for assistance In locating his son, Thoma,
who Is believed to have wandered away
while temporarily of unsound mind. The
son, who Is 28 years of age and married,
suffered from a severe attack of smallpox
while living in Omaha about three months
ago. Recently he had been making his
home with his father In this city, as his
mind appeared to be somewhat affected
since his recovery from the smallpox.
Domestic troubles are said to have also
been partly responsible for his condition.
His wife. It seems, recently broke up their
home In Omaha, stored the furniture and
told Kl'rer that he had better Stay with
hla father. He Is said to have brooded
over thla. He left his father's house Mon
day morning and since then his father has
been unable to obtain any trace of him.
Gensag Commends Woodraff.
"He ts one of the best lawyers In south
western Iowa and he, will be an honor to
the bench," declared Lew Oenung of U4en
wood yesterday in speaking of the recent
nomination of K. B. Woodruff by the
republican Judicial district convention. Mr.
Oenuug is recogr.ised as one of the leaders
of the democratic party in southwestern
Mr. Genung said Mr. Woodruff would
undoubtedly receive the vote of every mem
ber of the bar In the district. Irrespective
of partyi He said, "no man ever practiced
law In Mills county who had ths confidence
of the people of the county as Mr. Wood
ruff has. He Is by temperament as well
ss by education peculiarly fitted for the
position and he will be a worthy succeesor
to Judge Macy, who has honored the bench
for twenty years."
Iteal Estate Transfers.
These transfers were reported to The Bee
July 7 by tho Pottawattamie County Ab
stract company of Council Bluffs:
Sarah Mr M ken and husband to H.
bio a , ot 9 n Muck 3 In Jackson's ad
dition to Council liluffs. la., w. d.. 86,000
E. II Long, e and wl e t Nrls C.
Thompson, lot 2. Auds subdivision
of nr ne of 2i-ib-U. w. d 1.200
Q. U. Baird and wife to Louise J. R b
Inson, part lol 4, block 11, Mynster s
addition to Council lilufls, la.,
u.. c. d 1
Total, three transfers
Celebration Coats avn Eye.
As the result of a Fourth of July accident
at his home in Malvern, la., a young man
named Kallf is at the Jennie Edmundson
Memorial hospital in this city with one eye
completely destroyed, and the attending
physician la uncertain whether the other
can be saved. Young Kallf, who la 20 years
of sge, waa struck In the face by an ex
ploding Roman candle.
N. T. Plumbing Co. Tel. 2M. Night, MM.
MIX OK MENTION.
R. L Dunlap, who has been a member of
the ci v fire d pertinent for about two
years, has resigned to take a p all ion In
the L':i!cn Pvlfic shops In Omaha.
John C. Brings. Nathan Weldon and Rob
ert Vance, box car tourists, arreaied on
suspicion of having broken into a freight
tar In the I'nlon Pacific tianafer yard,
were dlsthargru yesterday in put cd our;
for lack of evidence.
Mrs. Edith Oulton filed an Information In
the Juvenile division of the district court
esterday against her lt- ear-old son, John
Earl Tirtge, with being Incorrigible, and
km that he be sent to the reform school.
The boy lives at 3JU3 Third avenue and will.
It la expected, have a hearing before Judge
Wheeler this morning.
Mrs. Ella Snyder, wife of J. F. Snyder,
IMr) Avenue K, died yesterday morning from
smallpox. The funeral which -tat, piivate.
owing ti the nature of the disease, was
held yesterday afternoon, burial being In
Falrvlew cemetery. Besides her husband,
Mia Snyder leaves sevon young children.
The entire family waa stricksn wl a the d s-sase.
WOMEN CAN VOTE ON BONDS
Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Contea
tion of ths Suffragists.
KNOCKS OUT THE NEW CITY HALL
Rock Island shops at Valley Jnnrtloa
Open Vp on Fall Time and With
Larger Force Than Ever
(From a Staff Conespondt nt.)
DE8 MOINES, July 8. (Special.) Women
can vote on all questions of Issuing bonds
or Increasing the tax levy for ereclal Im
provements In municipal affairs In Iowa.
The supreme court says so today In a de
rision which stops permanently the erec tion
of a new city hall In ths city till the
women are allowed to vote on the matter.
The decision of the court Is a victory for
the FoMtlcal Equality club of this city and
the new city hall, which was to have been
erected this year, must be again submitted
to the people.
The decision of the court Is of quite far
reaching importance. When It was decided
to submit to the people the question of the
ersctlon of a new city hall the women
learned that the city officials Intended not
to let them vote. They appealed to the
officials and the officials were obdurate.
The law provides that on questions of
Issuing bonds the women can vote. The
city officials sought to get around this by
wording the question on the ballot to say
tothln of bonds. It was worded: "Shall
the city of Des Moines erect a city hall at
a coat not exceeding $150,000?" In a sep
arate question It submitted, should the tax
levy be Increased by a certain amount.
On this the court says: "It Is Imma
terial whether the question epeclfys the
precise amount df bonds to be Issued or tax
levied or authorises tho construction of an
Improvement Involving the raising of money
In one or both of these methods with which
to pay the cost. The consequence of the
election Is the same in either event." And
further: "In either event the question of
the issuance of bonds or Increase of taxa
tion Is directly Involved and on that the
voice cf the women can no longer be
silenced In this state save by the repeal
of this statute."
One of the chief arguments of the city
was that the constitution prohibits women
from voting and limits it to men. The
court holds that the limitations of the con
stitution apply to elections provided for by
the constitution Itself and that It therefore
applies to the election of persons to public
office and thnt It does not apply to elec
tions provided for by the legislature and
that the legislature therefore has authority
to direct that women can vote on bond
matters, and that a vote on Issuing bonds
la not an "election" aa the term la used
In the constitution.
The Iowa law provides that the women
shall vote on separate ballots and the
ballots shall be deposited In separate boxes.
The supreme court says on this: "That
the arbitrary classification oi voters will
not be tolerated may be conceded and It
Is doubtful whether any substantial dis
crimination between electors with full
power of suffrage may be upheld."
School Consolidation I.esjal.
The supreme court today affirmed the
decision of the Polk county district court
In refusing to grant an Injunction against
the new officials of the consolidated school
district of Des Moines. The territory In
side the city limits of Des Moines consisted
of several districts. Tho thirty-second gen
eral assembly enacted a law providing fur
consolidation on the favorable vote of the
people The vote was favorable and the
courts were then resorted to to prevent tho
Shopmen All Back to Work.
All the employes of the Rock Island shops
at Valley Junction nave been put back to
work. Thla Includes 200 men who have been
Idle since the shut down In June. AH who
had not been returned previously were put
back Monday and some additional men
with them, ao that the shops are now run
ning with even a larger force of men than
at the time of the shut down In June.
Woman Held for Bnrsrlary.
Miss Mary Ann Watts, aged 40, and owner
of a 130-acre farm near Norwoodvllle, and
her hired man, Marlon Comegys, a boy of
16, are held for the theft of 750 from a
coal miner, Charles Richards. Richards
drew the money from a bank. Intending to
purchase a farm,' and hid It between the
matreases on his bed. Comegys was first
arrested, and he Implicated Mlus Watts.
The money has not yet been located.
OFFERS OF BUILDING SITES
Treasary Department Receives Bids
from Sooth Dakota
(From a Graff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. July 8. (Special Tele
gram ) Proposals were opened today at the
architect's office of the Treasury depart
ment for sites on which to erect the pro
posed new public buildings at Brookings,
Rapid City and Huron, 6. D. Congress at
the last session provided an appropriation
of $7,600 for the purchase of sites at Brook'
lngs and Rapid City and made an appro
priation of 880,000 for the purchase of a site
and the erection of a public building at
Huron. The blda disclosed the following
desire .1 io sell their property to the gov
ernment: Brookings: William Schapprrst, east 130
feet of lota 13, IS and 14. In block 6. 85,400;
Margaret F. and T. C. Atln, northwest
corner Main and North Sixth streets. 86,000;
Caldwell & Wilson, southwest corner Third
and Fifth avenue. $3,000; M. E. Wlmsey,
southwest corner Williams street and Sixth
avenue, $1.8X0; Edward Williams, north
west corner Third street and Fifth avenue.
$6,000; Horace Fishack et ul., northwest
corner Williams street and Fifth avenue,
fil.300; Cheever & Cheever, .ttorneys, north
east corner Main and Fifth atreeta, $7,250;
Cheever & Cheever, attorneys, northeast
corner Main and Fifth atreet. $5,500; Charles
Labratory company, southwest corner Main
and Parson streets, $2,500.
Rapid City: James Halley, northwest
corner Quincy and Seventh streets, $7,600;
Dorothla Echnasnc, southeast corner St.
Joseph and Eighth atreeta, $6,500; Dorothla
Schnaane, aoutheast corner St. Joseph and
Eighth atreeta, $,500; A. L. Overpeck.
southwest corner Kansas City snd Seventh
streets, $6,000; Patrick B. McCarthy, north
eaat corner Quincy and Kansas City streets,
$6.0rt; W. Mussern. corner St. Joseph snd
Eighth streets, $7.VO; W. Mussern, north
east corner St. Joseph and Eighth atreeta.
$9,400; William Muaaern, northeast comer
Kansas City and Fifth streets, $3,600;
Chauncey "U, Wood, northwest corner Sixth
and Kansas streets, $7,900; Jacob I jimpert,
lots 12 snd It, enclosed In block 104, $6,000.
Huron: J. H. Butphtn, northeast corner
Third and Kansas atreeta, 140xl4), $150 per
front foot; F. H. Kent et al., corner Da
kota avenue and Fourth street, 165x166 do
nation; F. H. Kent et al., comer Dakota
avenue and Fifth street, 150x165. donation;
A. Ragil. northwest comer Illinois street,
140x110, $100; John E. Ward, northeast cor
ner Third and Kanaaa atreeta, 150x165,
Messrs. Btliamer and Thomas of South
Bt- Paul, Minn, today entered complaint to
ths Interstate Commerce commtsalcn
against the Chicago. 8t. Paul. Minneapolis
A Omaha railroad, the Chirago & North
western, Tlerre, Rapid City & North
western. The complainants are en
gaged In the livestock brokerage business
at South St. I'aul. Their business being to
buy and sell consignments of cattle, hogs,
sheep snd horses, shipping animals to vsr
lous points In the I'nltcd States, but prin
cipally to points In Montana. North and
South Dakota. Minnesota. Wisconsin, Iowa,
Illinois and Missouri. The complainants'
specific charge against defendant railroad
companies Is, that during February, March
and April they shipped twenty-five carloads
of stock cattle; that the charges exacted
by the defendants for transporting from
St. Paul to destination points In South Da
kota, when said shipments were made and
still are excessive, unreasonable and unjust.
Complainants claim by reason of such
ixactlons they have been overcharged to
the extent of J5R8 for which reparation la
Appllcptlons were approved toc'ay to or
ganise Iowa national banks with 126.000 cap
ital. each, the First National bank of Char-
OUTLOOK FOR CROPS IS BRIGHT
New York Journal of Commerce Col
lects Returns from All Over
NEW YORK. July g. (Special Telegram )
The Journal of Commerce will tomorrow
publish Its special crop report, which In
tptte of excessive rains and a backward
reason In June will show the outlook for
the wheat and corn Is still satisfactory
and better than a year ago- According to
the 1,600 special reports gathered from the
pivotal states, the average date being June
fO, the condition of winter whett was 81,
or 8.7 points higher than laat year; spring
wheat 93, or 9.8 points better than last year,
and corn 81.3, or 1.6 points better than a
It Is, of course, too early to form re
liable estimates of tho forthcoming crops.
especially as the summer months are often
jerlods of deterioration, but If the usual
method of calculation be employed, that of
the old formula adopted by the produce ex
change, the Indicated yield would be ap
Indicated 190. Actual 1907.
Winter wheat, bu.. 421.0O0.OO0 , 4O3.9ns.0O0
Siring wheat, bu.. 2.3,000.000 230.179.000
Total wheat, bu.. 7i,000,000 634,07.(riO
Corn, bu 2.64Ji,0O0,000 2,592,000,000
As the harvest for winter wheat will
shortly end we are practically sure of aa
large if not larger yield than last year.
The unusually fine condition of spring
wheat will, however, be the main depend
ence for a full wheat crop, and the present
outlook of over 700.000,000 bushels gives
promise of the third largest crop on record.
The torn crop Is still backward, though
les S3 than at this time last year. As
planting was unfinished at the date of
these reports, the acreage figures of 93.2
per cent of last year must be accepted ac
cordingly. The estimate of yield given
above la bated upon last year's acreage,
which ts qutto likely to be equalled If not
sur,astd this year. Corn Is far from
promising a bumper crop, but a good av
erage yield U expected, and as prices are
high the grower will not be dissatisfied.
All Indications point to a profitable season
for the farmers. Much will depend upon
tho growth of the nrxt two months and
then the chances of early frost.
MRS. CLEVELAND'S MESSAGE
Widow of Former President Replies
to Many Notes of Sympathy
PRINCETON. N. J., July 8. So great has
been the number of messages of condolence
received by Mrs. Grover Cleveland since
the death of the former president that Mrs.
Cleveland has found It Impossible to make
personal resp: ne to all of them. ( There
fore, she today gave to the press the fol
lowing communication, in acknowledgment
of these messages:.
PRINCETON, N. J., July 7, 1908. In our
great grief theie have come to my children
and myself from all over our country and
from other lands expressions of condolence
In our bereavement and of a participation
In our sorrow. My heart is touched by
there and by all tributes paid to Mr. Cleve
land In word and act. I am deeply grateful
for the comfort that God gives In this way.
I regret that the multitude ot these mes
sages renders It Impossible for me to send
a personal word of thanks for each. The
pr s hns klncllv offered to bear for me
this expression of my own and my chil
dren's gratitude and appreciation, and I
hope It will reach all who have thought of
111. n and of us.
FRANCES F. CLEVELAND.
RICHARD HORNE GOES FREE
Gets Freedom at Missouri Asylwra
After Short Term of
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., July 8. General Rich
ard C. Home, the well known Missouri
editor, who In April last was committed to
the state Insane asylum here after hit
acquittal at Kansas City, where he was
tried on a murder charge for shcotlng II. J.
Grove, editor of the Kansas City Post, was
given his liberty here today. Home, who
claimed he had been defrauded, also shot
O. D. Woodward, (he theatrical manager
and part owner of the Post, but Woodward
ATTEMPT MADE TO WRECK TRAIT
pikes Palled and Ties Piled on the
ALLIANCE, Neb.. July 8 (Special Tele
gram.) Eastbound Burlington train No. 42
had a narrow escape from a serious acci
dent this morning at Btrdsell, just east of
here, that was only avoided by the engi
neer being able to clearly see some ties
and other obstruction that had been placed
on the track. The train waa stopped and
un Investigation was made, stiowtng that
a number of spikes had been pulled along
one rail and a number of ties and pinch
bara piled on the track with the evident
Intention of ditching the train.
The exact motive for the crime la not
known, but was probably with the Intention
of wrecking the train and robber)', or else
for revenge. There seems to have been
no clue to the perpetrators of the deed and
no one was seen near (he place. The
authorities are working on the case and
every effort Is being made to find the
Hot Flsht Over Saloons,
HERMAN, Neb., July 8 (Special.) The
saloon fight at Herman Is still on, with
the drys having a slight advantage on
account of the saloon men being unable to
secure the thirty legal freeholders to their
petition. The Anti-saloon League and the
Women's Christian Temperance union are
working hard to get some of the free
holders that have already algned to take
their namea off, and It is understood that
seversl of them have agreed to do ao. The
Women's Christian Temperance union
women have arranged for Mrs. Carrie Na
tion to come here and speak In the Metho
dist church Friday night. The Anti-saloon
league has hired Thomas Darnell of Lincoln
to look after their Interests.
Three Eaeaped Prisoners Cap tared.
ALLIANCE, Neb , July 8.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) Three of the six prisoners that es
caped from the county Jail on July 4. were
caught today at Hemingford and returned
here, and are now being guarded ao that
they may not again repeat their action.
The balance of the number are still at
large In the sandhills east and it Is not
likely that they will now be caught.
Mm) Food is Polaon
to the dyspeptic. Electric Bitters cure
dyspepsia. )ler and kidney complaints
and density. Price COc. For aale by
Beat'4 v -
Can be sold without a government license Contains less
than oneshalf of one per cent alcohol.
If interested, write for prices.
JETTER BREWING C
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Representatives of Three Eoads Con-
. fer Over N Street Viaduct.
GOOD PROSPECT OF AGREEMENT
Short Supply of Both Cattle and Hogs
Causes Packers to Bid I'p tbe
Price Condition of the
Mayor Frank Koutsky has succeeded in
getting the management of three railroads
together in conference over the construc
tion of a viaduct over the Union Taclflc,
Rock Island and Milwaukee roads at U
street. The representatives of all three
roads were In conference yesterday after
noon at the council chamber. The pros
pects are now exceedingly favorable for a
new viaduct, provided all parties can agree
on the direction. This viaduct, with lta
approacles, would be over 1,100 feet long
to the proposition Is by no means a small
Mayor Koutsky succeeded In doing what
the previous administration never was
able to do, get all the railroad men to
gether where they could talk business.
The Union Pacific waa represented by
A. L. Mohler and R. L. Huntley, the latter
being the general engineer. The Rock Is
land was represented by J. B. Berry and
TV. P. McHugh. The Milwaukee was lep
resente.l by TV. B. Foster, superintendent;
Judge J. C. Cook, attorney; R. C. Merrill,
trainmaster, and TV. E. Wood, general en
gineer. TV. Li. Shlbley, attorney for Swift
and Company, who are Interested In a plat
of land across which one plan proposes to
construct the viaduct, was present.
Although several hours were spent In
a thorough discussion of the plans, and
although all the parties openly declared
they were willing to share In the expense
ot the viaduct, provided it were built In
a manner and direction to conserve the
Interests of all roads aa much as possible,
no formal or written contract has been
formulated. All the representatives of
the roads have taken full data of the
agreements and each will present the
same to the proper authority for decision.
A second meeting will be held July 20 In
South Omaha, when each will be prepared
to enter into the binding agreement If
such may be reached. This was the cause
of great rejoicing to the people on the
south lde, who were present.
The proposition Is to construct a viaduct
due west from the intersection of the alley
between TWenty-fourth and Twenty-llfth
streets, with Railroad avenue south of U
to a point opprste Twenty-sixth tr et.
Then the viaduct will run dje south to Y
street. This route crosses the plot owned
by Shihley. It is understood that here.
If anywhere, an ol Jecilon will be raised.
Condition of City's Finances.
The last monthly report but one. Issued
1 hi i year by the clly clerk, was made public
jeeterday, as follows:
Amount of 1 v and collections to
Annual 1. lii'7 cIMj per cent) 102.841.00
Ealance of levy 49.8iH.72
toll c: ions &i.&!i.34
August 1, 1!
s from all sources.
X7. to July 6, 18... 8233,306.06
to JulV li.
Public light 13.873 18
Hired repair M.ixn.tt
I olice 17,741.M
Inierest cl. 325.21
( urb and pav. repv.. o.Mit.41
larks ;., a.ci.'O
i Totaia 2a.3o6.Oii $27,376.14
The above report shows all the funds but
i he li e anl water fund practically depleted.
The water fund will be 1 educed by the pay
ment of the aeml-annual rentals, amount
ing to 17,(00, due July 1. The expense for
th! year has leen 1.01.(2182. and 27.371 14
remains to be expended. Thla will hardly
meet the requirements if evenly distributed.
Beeord Prices at the Yards.
The South Omaha market was a record
breaker for high prices again yesterday.
The receipts were light. In fact they are
so light that the packers talk of a con
siderable reduction of forces unless the
change aets In soon. The top price for
cattle wttl 8810 which Is a new record.
Forty-six head brought thla price. They
were choice corn-fed steers averaging over
1.600 pounds. The hog market waa 10 cents
higher and strong, though part of the ad
vance waa lost at the close. The top price
was paid for quite a large number and
thla price was the highest for a number of
months. 81x dollars and thirty cents was
the top In South Omaha, against a top of
In Chicago. The explanation of the
high price of hogs Is ths light receipts,
which makes active bidding to supply the
local demand. There Is a certain number
of local orders which must be met and until
this Is covered the packers are usually free
Injury Finally Canaes Death.
The death of Harry Hirsch occurred at
the county hospital yesterday after an ill
ness of nearly eighteen months from the
effects of an accident In a well. The man
was a well digger, and while working at
the bottom of a well a rope broke and
let a heavy bucket full of earth fall on
him. It struck him on the back of the
neck and doubled his body so that the
spine was fractured. He has been an In
valid ever since and slowly falling In
strength. He leaves a wife and family
who have been destitute while trying to
provide means for his comfort at the county
hospital. His mother, who lives at Cedar
Bluffs, Neb., arrived last night to make
the funeral arrsmgements.
Masrlo city Gossip.
Lee Crawford of Sioux City, ts visiting
South Omaha friends.
Jetter's Gold Top Beer delivered to any
part of the city. Telephone No. 8.
Bee office removed to Live Stock Bank
Bldg., Twenty-fourth and N. 'Phone 27,
Mamie and Carl Beal have gone to Lake
Shetek, Minn., for several weeKs' visit with
Heyman A Berry, sellers of "quality"
meats. 24th and E, telephone 3!i0; 21th and
A, telephone 117.
Miss Margaret Short of Vail, la., is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. F. P. Lewis,
Twenty-fifth and E.
J. M. Abbot and family, 1330 North
Twenty-third streets, have returned from
a two week's visit in Ohio.
The Nebraska Telephone company Is fur
nishing bulletins of the dumocratlc con
vention at the Exchange building.
Good clothes for good boys, tough ones
for Tommy Toughs; glad togs for pa and
ma and work clothes that stand the roughs.
See John Flynn &. Co.
The Ladles' Aid society of the Lefler
Memorial church will hold a home-cooking
and household articles sale at Katskee
He. Beldinga store, Thursday.
The local Women's Christian Temper
ance union has secured the services of
Mrs. Carrie Nation to lecture at the
South Omaha High school auditorium,
July io, at ts:oo p. m.
The South Omaha Pioneer Historical
association held Its last session last night
before the close of the heated season. The
next meeting will be late In October.
About fifty attended lant night. Songa
and short talks by the members were the
ROBBER RUN DOWN BY BOYS
OfBcer Morgan Arrives on the Scene
and Takes Hint to the
Otto Miller, hailing from nobody knows
where, created a sensation at Twenty-fifth
and Tarker streets Tuesday afternoon when
1 e waa detected at a d iyllght burglary and
chased for several blocks by a crwod of
boys. He was found In the Cleveland resi
dence at 2032 Parker street by Mrs. Cleve
land about 4:30 o'clock and started to run
north. Several boys took up the chase and
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in Ji ni:yfitii
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fill and 510 North Twentieth Slret-t.
This up-to-date double brick flat Is one of the best of Its kind in the
city. There are two separate flats, each having 9 rooms, 4 down stairs with
reception hall, and 5 up statra, with bathroom. It is finished In oak on the
first floor and birch on the second floor, and Is modern and well built in every
respect The street la paved and all paving Ihxb paid; only a few mlnutna'
walk from the heart of the city, which mk'S it very desirable for a large
family, on account of the saving of car fare.
Yearly Income $1,200.(M)
Taxes, 10O7 $115.02
Insurance, per year, 11.75 130.07
AET AXM'AL INCOME $ l,00.3;I
HASTINGS & HEYDEN
1T04 Farnam Street
Officer Morgan was dispatched from the
police station on the motorcycle. On BlonV
street Miller leaped into a manhole dug
for a water meter and crouched out of
sight, but the boys found him and he was
captur. d by Officer Morgan. In the debris
at the bottom of the hole two tings be
longing to Mrs. Cleveland were found. The
same man Is believed to have been the
thief n ho broke Into the residence of Har
vey Jackson at 916 North Twenty-fifth
street earlier In the afternoon.
Miller was bound over to the district
court on the charge of breaking and enter
ing. Judge Crawford fixed his bonds at
AD MEN MEET AND TALK-SHOP.
Addresses Delivered by Hamber of
Men from Outside the
The regular monthly meeting and ban
quet of the members of the Omaha Ad club
was held In the small banquet hall of the
Paxton hotel Tuesday evening, and from
point of Interest exceeded anything hereto
fore held, being addressed by a number
of men Of national reputation in the adver
No business was transacted and immedi
ately following the palatable "spread'
President Robert H. Manley, toaatmaster,
arose and Introduced Ross L. Hammond,
United States Internal revenue collector,
who delivered an Interesting talk on the
methods and results of "Campaign Adver
tising." William Kennedy, formerly man
ager of advertising for the Bennett Com
pany but now of Lincoln, and a number ot
members of Lincoln Ad club, were to he
guests al last night's banquet, but were
unable to attend owing to the high water
conditions about the capital city.
Mingled with a few humorous stories, J.
J. Brady, general press agent for the
Rlngllng Bros, circus, depicted the results
of "Circus Advertising."
In a short talk on "Commercial Adver
tising" Lucius A Crowell, assistant adver
tising manager of the Marshall Field com
pany of Chicago, told .of tho "tone" ad
hered to by that firm.
John Guild of the , Commercial club at
tested to the excellent work of the pub
licity committee of the Commercial club
through the various mediums of advertis
ing. Ed "Walk-Over" Thompson recited a
number of tangible proverbs. Interspersed
with the speeches Jo Barton's quartet ren
dered a number of oppreclable selections.
Mayor Accused of I.id-LIf tlnar.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., July 8. (Special
Telegram.) Complaint was filed In county
court today charging Henry R. Gerlng, the
democratic mayor of this city, with havlni;
sold Intoxicating liquors last Sunday Illeg
ally." Gerlng waa at one time a member
of the State Board of Examiners of drug
gists and Is a registered druggist.
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Price - $10,500
10 Per Cent on Total
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