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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 2, 1909
ADANA, LAND OF MASSACRES
Country Swept by Fire and Sword for
STAMPING GROUND OF ST. PAUL
Fvrr Since the tiara of Alesaaaer and
Tomper It Haa Been a District
for Destruction Ancient
There la nothing like pergonal familiarity
with locality to arouse a real Interest In
nrwi concerning It even If that news be
of so startling a character aa to merit the
name of a massacre. Poor Adana! There
was a time when I knew Ita broad wheat
field, allvery streams, luxuriant garden
and the wild mountains that hem the fer
tile vtalley In. for I went there In a smart
corvette and fetched away a marble sar
cophagus that had held the remains of a
Roman princess for a thousand yenrs and
more before It came' to be a show piece
In the New York Metropolitan Museum.
Now I venture the annertlou that not one
person In ten thousand who has read the
late startling dlttpatches ever heard the
pretty name before or knows whether It be
longs to a town or a district or where to
locate It except as Indefinitely somewhere
In the nultan'B Asiatic dominion. In fact,
the general tenor of the dispatches where
the name is found Indiscriminately classed
with Aleppo. Bcrrut. Damascus, etc.. gives
the. natural Impression that It Is somewhere
In Syria. If old St. Paul were alive he
would surely pour out the vials of his
ready wrath upon anyone who dared to
rail him a Syrian, for he was a Clllcian.
and the Roman province of Clllcla of hla
dny Is the vilayet of Adana today.
Off to the northeast of the Island of Cy
prus. Just after the mainland makes a
lharp bend from running north along the
Bvrlan coast to west along that of Asia
Minor, lies this, the finest natural granary
of the whole Mediterranean coast, and Its
three principal towns of Merslna, Tarsus
and Adana lie almost In line completely
through Its center. Hiding and camping
eut on the banks of the Oydnus our care
free band heard from the native story tell
er traditions Innumerable of the fair land
that Is so unfortunately located as to have
been the battleground of nations since the
dawn of history. The name of the myth
ical Sardanapalus Is claimed as that of the
founder of every town and village. Within
Its boundaries Alexander the Oreat won the
most famous of his victories. Ponipey the
Urcaf reached the pinnacle of hla fame
here when his legions captured the prov
ince for Rome, scarcely thirty years before
Ft. Paul was born. Then the Arabian
Moslems swept up and across It from the
m, iiiv nawigc- iiiruin ii.i iiiiiii inn
mountains In the north dovaxtated It. The
Christian emperor, Baldwin of Constanti
nople, hrougtit fire mid sword from the
eat; Creeks and Venetians harried the
nast from the south, and so down the
renturles the little provlive, simply from
Sclng a military key to surrounding peo
ples, waa kept In poverty and desolation
Until great Haroun al Raschid gave It the
ew name of Adana and brought peace
nd plenty to the' land. '
A Conantar A Brent.
There was' a wealthy uutive of Tarsus
tamed Abdo Dabba. who for many years
Had prospered under the protection of an
Ippolntment aa consular agent of the United
States, and It so came about that In one
If hla fields was uneaVthcd a. fine marble
arcophagua, which aa a mark of apprecia
tion, he made a gift to the United States,
with only the iomvIbo that some one should
ix sent to take It. And ao It came about
(hut the Shenandoah waa ordered to the
eastward to pick It up, and In due time let
lo Its anchor In the snug harbor of
It waa a grand opportunity fop old
Ibdo, beyond hla dreams, to have a man-
of-war aa ocular proof of his hnportance,
and ha made the moat of It In the beat of
ways, for not only were hla house and gar
dens placed at our disposition, but at the
iret mention to him of the Interest that
was most natural to see the battlerrounda
of Alexander, he eoultiped a complete
camp, even to a detachment of Turkish In
fantry, to take us throughout the province.
Over the campflre at night the etorlee
were told that, true or false, brought to
our ears the famous names whose vic
tories and defeats had alike brought only
misery to a peaceful people. Of all those
names so often heard, one only, Haroun
at Raschid, our Arabian Nights hero, waa
called blessed. It seema queer that two of
the greatest namea of Christianity and of
Islam should find their common ground
here of unalloyed reaped.
All through the rolling plain and In the
foothills of tho Taurus were In this time
of thirty-odd years ago fine fields of grain,
orchards and luxuriant gardens, and all
that should make a people happy and well-to-do,
but the war storms of nearly 3,000
years have stamped an Indelible murk on
the people. Poor Adana! One moro mas
sacre Is but a drop In the stream.
Just beyond Merelna and on the sea
beach are the rulna of two old cities that
gave our men a grand scope for the exer
cise of amateur archaeloglcal research.
Jtill'Tpolls. named for Pompey's wife, the
daughter of Julius Caesar, and Pompeopo
!ls, which waa an altered name for the an
cient seaport of Soils. The old breakwater
that formed the original harbor was traced
out in the Band by making soundings, and
Its outer edge was found to be fully 3P0
feet Inboard from the present sea-water
line. The perfect pillars of an rid temple
were 'standing, and the men captured one
of the capitals complete and uninjured,
by sending a line over the top of the pillar
by a kite, and so rigging a means to climb
the pillar, pry up the capital, and" lower It
to the ground carefully. It Is my Impres
sion that that work of art Is now In the
Smithsonian Institution at Washington.
As for the sarcophagus, the secret of Its
soul will never be betrayed, for It bears
no Inscription, nor was anything recovered
from It. Probably, whatever It contained
was stolen by the laborera who unearthed
It. Its bulky eleven tons was hoisted to
our quarter-deck, the beautiful sculptures
carefully boarded in, and the last home of
a countrywoman of Saint Paul, like him a
Roman, came on Its long voyage to ret In
a country unheard of and unsuspected
when It waa created. E. W. Very, U. S. N.
In New York Post.
WILL CONFER ON CONGESTION
Call Issued for Meeting to Discuss
Amelioration of Over
crowding. A call has been Issued by Benjamin C.
Marsh, executive secretary of the "Com
mittee on Congestion of Population In New
York," for a national conference on "city
planning," to be held In Washington, D. C,
May 21 and 22.
Congestion of population In most of the
large cities of the country, discussion of
such measures of city planning practiced
abroad which are applicable to the United
States, amelioration of the present conges
tion and the means of preventing its recur
rence In the newer districts of the various
cities, will cngago the energies of the con
ference. President Taft has urged that such a
conference be held and will address the
conference at the opening meeting. Borne
of the leading exponents of city planning
from' foreign countrica will be invited. Ap
propriate exhlblta of the bst features of
city planning and congestion of population
will 1 contributed by numerous societies
already engaged In this work.
Kemper, Hemphill & Buckingham.
All kinds of plating.
LIBRARY CONES TO OMAHA
Swedish Institute Oiren Fart of
NOTED CLERGYMAN'S CAREES
Man Whose Books Will Be Olren
to Perpetuate . Hla Memorr
Honored la America and
The Immanuet Deaconess Institute of
Omaha is about to receive a valuable ad
dition to Its library in having assigned to
It a part of the extensive collection of the
late Rev. P. J. Sward, D. D., who died in
1901 In Mora, Sweden, where he was rector
of that parish under appointment by King
Oscar II of Sweden.
Rev. Mr. Sward was a leader among the
Swedes in American and had won much
renown as seaman missionary at Brooklyn
and Baltimore and as pastor of churches
at Vaaa and St. Paul. Minn., and in Omaha.
He waa repeatedly chosen president of the
Augustana Synod of North America, the
general body of the Swedish Lutheran
churches of this country, and filled the
chair of professor of church history and
other branches In the. synod's theological
seminary. Aa a member of the moat im
portant board of the synod, he waa In the
position to take the lead in all the Impor
tant church activities.
Later In life he returned to Sweden and
waa appointed to the Important rectorship
of Mora, where he ended hla faithful and
busy life in 1901. His wife, Mrs. Selma
Sward, returned to America, bringing with
her the valuable library of her husband,
consisting of several thousand volumes, In
tending to donate It to some of the Insti
tutions of the Augustana Synod. Her
death taking place before she could make
arrangements for the division of the li
brary, the work of distribution was taken
up by her children and heirs. The Insti
tutions to be thus favored are the Augus
tana College and Theological Seminary of
Rock Island. 111., Gustavus Adolphua col
lege of St Peter. Minn., and the Immanuel
Deaconess Institute of Omaha.
The committee to apportion the books to
the several institutions was ai-point! by
the heirs of Dr. and Mrs. Sward and con
sists of Martin Sward of the University of
Nebraaka, Rev. P. M. Llndberg of Omaha,
and Rev. Peter Peterson of St. Paul, Minn.
Tho committee has completed Its work.
The only condition laid down by the donors
was that every book be stamped with
"Prom the Memorial Library of Rev. P.
J. Sward. D. D. Donated by hla children."
The hclra of Dr. and Mrs. Sward who
have In this manner perpetuated the mem
ory of their distinguished father are: Dr.
E. J. C. Sward of Oakland, Neb., secre
tary of the State Board of Health; Dr.
Edward Sward, dentist. Oakland, Neh. ;
Mrs. Lydia Romson of Nora, Sweden: Miss
Ellen Sward, trained nurse, Omara, Neb.;
Martin Sward, medical student. Lincoln,
Neb., and Miss Ester Sward, Mora,
The Rev. Dr. Sward was highly esteemed
by the king of Sweden, Oscar II, who con- i
ferred upon him a special honor by ap
pointing him commandant of the Royal I
Order of the North Star. !
Not Bodr of Miss Lewis.
CHICAGO, . May l.-The Identification
yesterday of the body found In the lake
near Lincoln park aa that of Miss Ella
Lewis waa an error. Miss Lewis was dis
covered alive today. Miss Lewis' appear
ance leaves the Identity of the supposed
suicide still a mystery.
' Bis; Sale of Mine Property.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., May l.-The 20,000
acres Included In the J. R. Walsh and J.
K. Selfert mining properties in Sullivan
and Greene counties were sold today at
publlo auction to the Equitable Trust and
Savings company of Chicago for $1,600,000.
There was only one bid.
NEW ENGLAND'S IDEAL KITCHEN
Economy of Spare and Concentration
of Eonlpment the Chief
Fen to re.
It the proverbially busy housewife could
wear, a pedometer for Just one day, she
would be amased at the number of miles
she walks right In her own kitchen. It Is
no wonder that she Is tired from morning
till night, and this is perhaps the cause of
the unfailing Irritability of cooks. Walk
ing in the open air Is refreshing and en
joyable, and one may tramp for miles
without feeling in the least hit tired; but
an endless round from kitchen stove to
pantry and across the room again to the
cooking table, jut perhaps to get a spoon
or bit of flour, la nerve wenTlng. The old
fashioned New England kitchen, with its
great expanse of floor space, which must
be scrubbed every week. Is enough to
wear a woman out. The kitchenette, now
so popular In all the first-class apart
ment Iioukcs, Is a happy solution of the
labor-saving problem. For the woman
who does her own work the arrangement
Is a real blessing, for she can keep house
beautifully In the smallest of kitchenettes,
a mere cupboard, with a window, sink, gas
stove and cabinet.
A kitchenette that Is eight by nine feet,
however. Is large enough for one, or even
two women to work In most comfortably.
There is so much to be said In favor of
kitchenettes that one hardly knows where
to begin. In the fiTst place they- save
time, which is about the most Important
consideration nowadays. Everything Is
right at hand Blnk, stove, table, utensils
may be reached by a mere step. Kitchen
ettes are sanitary, too, for there are no
corners to stow things away In. Then
everything Is light, open, airy and gen
erally sunny. A little nursery refrigerator
Is provided for the food, and, owing to
Its smallneps and simplicity of construc
tion, may be kept immaculate. It Is said
that poorly kept refrigerators put out In
equally badly cared for back hallways are
a menace In many families. The abso
lute cleanliness possible In a kitchenette
Is one of Its highest values. Even the most
careful scrubbing does not take, one-quarter
the time that a big barn of a kitchen
takes, .for all unnecessary spaces are elim
inated. The kitchenette is well fitted out and one
could cook for a good-sized family with
perfect ease. The sink Is white porcelain
and there is one set tub at the left of It.
A board covered with white oilcloth is
placed over the tub. It Is delightful to
have the window over the sink. foT while
doing the dlshca one may take refreshing
peeps Into the 'outdoor world.
The gas range Is a model made espe
cially for kitchenettes and has three holes
on top and an oven largo enough to roast
a good, generous-sized turkey. An ex
cellent idea Is the asbestos mat, hound
with tin, which Is hung back of the stove.
Over the stove Is a tin-covered shelf for.
the flatlrnns. Thla must be put up with
strong Iron brackets on a firm waH. A
little shelf, with a clock and a pepper and
salt shaker, will be found a great conven
ience when cooking. At the right of the
shelf la a package of broom forns, with
which to try cake.
The little spice cabinet contains every Im
aginable spice and flavoring. Under It Is a
tool rack, with the flat holder at one side.
A row of frying pans hang near the stove.
The compact cooking table Is about the
best feature of the room, with Its tempting
array of bowls and spoons. At one Bide
of the table the bread and pie board hang
and the rolling pin at. the other. Small
utensils are kept In the table drawers.
Under the table Is a wooden platform for
different tin cannisters, and a vegetable
basket. This basket, with the different
colored vegetables, such as gay carrots
and silvery onions, actually gives a deco
rative touch. The platform la on casters,
so that It can be rolled out on sweeping
The china dishes may be prettily ar
ranged in the cabinet, which has glass
Will You Have a Slice?
Could You Ask Us For
a Better Proposition?
If we should hand you two dollars for every one
you hand us?
That Is Just our argument ond we certainly prove It
up when we tell you that our Electrical Piano Players,
(coin operated), absolutely pay for themselves, besides
jay you 4 handsome bonus every month.
Our KlctUlc Piano Players are conceded by every
one who has sccd and heard them to be the UKST on the.
market. They are perfection mechanically and send
forth the beautiful tone shades of an artist. They are
always ready to play; never tire out. They furnish you
music any time without roFt.
We have Electric rianos that play entirely through,
the vacuum system with a perforated music roll which Is
cut perfectly to correspond with the touch required. Th9
muslec is played in an endless roll; tt never plays out.
No automatic reverse or rewind to get but of order. They
are alwavs ready to play when played either by hand or
coin In the slot. Ageucy for Berry Wood, Peerless. Stand
ard, Electrola and others. Easy terms if desired.
Come In and see these wonderful Instruments In
operation and listen to all the latest operas, songs and
dame music. Everybody cordially Invited.
SchmoIIer & Mueller Piano Co.
1311-1313 Frnam St., (Wha, Neb.
doors. On tpp of the chest of drawers
under the cabinet Is a good place for cook
books. In the top drawer are kept the
large cooking utensils, such as cake and
bread tins, saucepans and all manner of
tins and enamel ware. White enamel ware,
by the way. Is the best for the kitchenette,
both because It Is safe to use and lonks so
delightfully clean and dainty. In the sec
ond drawer of the chest are a fresh supply
of jtltchcn caps and aprons, clean towels
and crisp muslin sash curtains, which
should be changed each week.
Another convenience of the kitchenette Is
the laundry shelf over the tub. Here may
be kept soap, bluing, starch, ammonia and
A favorite color scheme for the kitchen
ette Is buff and while. The walls should
be painted so that they may bo washed.
Tho floor Is covered with linoleum, with
rubber mats at the sink and table. A small
radiator at one end of the room, finally.
iiiHUrrs tho warmth generally supplied by
the cooking stove. IJoston Herald.
LIQUOR SALE NOT LICENSED.
GOVERNMENT REQUIRES TAX
Collector Hammond Explain General
Misconception with Itrunrd to
Dealing; In l.lqnur.
"There seems to be a popular misconcep
tion regarding the government's special
tax for dealing in aplrituous and Intoxicat
ing liquors, and into which no Jens a dis
tinguished a person than Mr. Bryan has
fallen," said Revenue Collector Rosa Ham
mond, Friday morning.
"Tho government does not in any sense
grant a license to sell liquor. It simply ex
acts a special tax from those engaged In Its
sole. It is In the nature of an occupation lax.
and is provided for under section 3213 of the
I'nited States revised statutes, which says:
The payment of any tax imposed by the
Internal revenue laws for carrying nn any
trade or business shall not be held to
exempt any person from any penalty or
punishment provided by the lnws of any
state for carrying on the same within such
state or In any manner authorize thu com
mencement or continuance of such tradn
or business contrary to the laws of such
state or In placea prohibited by municipal
law; nor shall the payment of any Much
tax be held to prohibit any state from
placing a duty or tax on the same trade
or business for state or other purposes.
"All so-called government licenses are not
licenses, but are occupation or special
taxes. The granting of licenses was origin
ally a war measure and the system was
(hanged from license to special tax In
July 18S, being the first of the war tax
"The special taxes now In force and the
amounts of such taxes are:
Brewers of less than 500 barrels $ 50
Brewers of fiOO barrels or more loo
Rectifiers of less than 600 barrels l-ni
Rectifiers of 500 barrels or more 2.1)
Dealers, retail liquor 2j
Dealers, wholesale liquor 1M
Dealers In malt liquors, wnolesale 5
Dealers In malt liquors only, retail 2
Manufacturers of stills &
And for each still manufactured 1.
And for each worm manufactured 3
Manufacturers of oleomargerine .
Wholesalo dealers In oleomargerine 4Sii
Wholesale dealers In oleomargerine, not
artificially colored 20
ItetHll dealers In oleomargerine tt
Retail dealers In oleomargerine, not ar
tlSielaJly colored t
Manfl?actiirers of renovated butter TA)
Maufacturers of adulterated butter Si
Wholesale dealers In adulterated butter -sf.
Rolall doilcrs In adulterated butter 4S
Manufacturers of filled cheese t)
Wholesale dealers In filled cheese 250
Retail dealers In filled cheese 1.'
Manufacturers and packers of mixed
No special taxes are imposed upon
dealers in renovitid butter.
GRAFT BILL IN JCHICAGO
Members of Miialneers' Hoard In
dicted for Taklnsr Money from
CHICAOO. May lU. J. Griffin and John
Jenkins, members of the city's Hoard of
Examining Engineers, were Indicted today,
charged with obtaining' money under false
pretenses from Joseph Ilornyanskl. Art al
leged go between, Louis Bour, was Indicted
It in alleged Bour collected $92 from
Ilornyanskl, claiming he needed the greater
part of the money to bribo tho examiners
in the city hall.
Sturdy ouks from liltlo acorns grow
advertising In The Dee will do wonders for
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111 !Wa1iialslslsa1lii iM Ill's I II I Hit i Ml
JOHN P. CRICK
Recommended highly by the late An
drew liosewater, and is a candidate for
The following Is self-explanatory:
This Is to certify that during the yeir
ending April 1). 190DMr. John P. Crick,
assistant city engineer, has betn continu
ously engared in tho service of the City
of Omaha, and to the best of my knowl
edge and belief has given satisfaction in
his personal conduct and In the perform
ance of bis duties and has kept and ren
dered his accounts correctly and without
default. ANDREW ROSE WATER,
Dated at Oniaha this 3d day of April,
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THE OMAHA BEE
Goes Into the Homes ' ' y'
gella (iuodii for the Advertiser.
"HKMlHinn ynflWim,n) p.Sff-'.n 'p nj BjasCTPM
AM : AJOO)
To the Members of the Personal Rights Leagues and
The prohibitionists are making strenuous appeals to voters
iu behalf of the Anti-Saloon League ticket for the Fire and Police
Commission. They have centered their fight in this campaign
upon the regular party candidates. They denounce the republi
cans well as the democrats and are doing their utmost to
foment discord in the ranks of the regular parties. By such tac
tics they hope to scatter the opposition and thus, together with the
aid of the non-partisan petition candidates for Police board the
prohibitionists expect to break into office. In other words, they
have made a slate of their own and are maligning and. traducing
every other candidate for the police board.
An editorial April 9th, 1901), in The Omaha Issue, the news
paper of the prohibitionists, says:
"THE FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSION."
"Our vote can be centered on four men. The other vote can
not be centered except in part. Much of it is bound to be scattered
among the various candidates. And it will be OUR TICKET
In the same number of The Omaha Issue, the following para
"The other people will have their slate, and the brewers,
saloon-keepers, gamblers, pimps, and public service corporations
have already be'gun to prepare a slate, and it will be our ticket
against thieves, with all the extra candidates pulling support
away from their ticket."
The same Anti-Saloon League organ, dated April 30th, makes
the following editorial comment ujKin the democratic and repub
lican Nominees for the police board:
"It should be remembered that these eight men, though claim
ing to stand for a greater Omaha, as a matter of fact, really 6tand
for a wide-oien town and brewery rule, with unhindered lawless
ness and licentiousness. They stand for everything the brewer
ies want, and are the Brewers Nominees, and not the nominees of
any political party, except as Judge Kedick's decision secures to
them the pilfered party designation." '
In another paragraph that paper alleges that any man who
votes for the men referred to, "Will place himself on a level with
gamblers, grafters, saloon-keepers and sabbath breakers. The
issue is not republicanism or democracy but good government or
bad government, morality or immorality, open or closed town."
Every republican and democrat in Omaha should resent this
libel upon the candidates of his party.
These shameless assaults upon the character of ruputable can
didates whose only offense is that they are opposed to prohibition
will be bitterly resented by every fair-minded voter on Tuesday.
These attacks upon well known citizens who refuse to jwear the
prohibition label are made by impractical, narrow-visiorted bigots
who have become Mono-Maniacs upon the subject of the liquor
traffic. They form a class by themselves and among them are
few, if any men of financial standing and business ability.
Manifestly there is but one way in which to cope with such
tactics. That is, for every liberal minded voter who is opposed
to prohibition to center upon four candidates for police commis
sioners who seem to be stronger than the others. This view of the
matter was taken by the Executive Committee of the Nebraska
Personal Rights League, whose members believe that the surest
way of circumventing the prohibitionists is by combining the
entire strength of the liberal element upon four candidates. After
mature deliberation the committee reached the conclusion that it
. was forced to take a positive stand and select four candidates for
recommendation to the voters of Omaha. This the Committee did
after a full and free discussion of the merits of every candidate,
and the committee's selections are made without prejudice to
other regular party candidates.
The Nebraska Personal Rights league ta'kes pleasure in
recommending to its members and to every voter in Omaha iu
Voters of Omaha :
favor of good government the following candidates for Police
FRED II. HOVE, Republican, by Petition
In order to bo
sure that your
vote will be
cottnted do not
vote within this
but make a
cross In the
nquare a f te r
each of these
W. .7. HUNTER, Republican, by Petition X
CIIAS J. KARBACH, Republican, by Petition X
WM. F. WAPPICII, Republican, by Petition X
These men are well known in Omaha They stand for law en
forcement and for the maintenance of peace and good order. We
believe that they would be just, fair and conservative in the ad
ministration of the affairs of the Fire and Police Commission. On
the other hand, we believe that the candidates of the Anti-Saloon
League would adopt the old methods of radical prohibitionists by
resort to the spy system and other reprehensible measures by which
v neighbors are embittered against each other, and false construc
tions are constantly attempted to be put upon the statutes. In this
connection, we must not overlook the fact that the statute wisely
gives to the office of police commisioner, acting as an excise of
fiter, wide latitude for the exercise of individual discretion in the
performance of duty, and this being the case it is our duty to see
to it that narrow-minded bigots are prevented from holding such
office. The position calls for able, honorable, broadminded men
of capacity for the conduct of public business along rational lines.
In view of all the circumstances of the case, the Personal Rights
League officers feel justified in asking the voters of Omaha to
forget, for the moment, party affiliations and to cast their ballots
for the above ticket. In such a course there is less risk than other
wise. We must center upon a given ticket if we would be sure
. BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE,
ROBERT O. FINK,
Secretary Nebraska Personal Rights League.
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