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Tim BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 23. 1900.
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AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Frank Dolezal Fined in Police Court
on Gambling Charge.
COMPANIONS' CASES POSTPONED
nrmt Veleme at the rioneers' II I
torr ef Soath Omaha Off the
Pres. an d Ready for
aTsre Boot print n.
Blnehart, photographer, lgth tk Finiim.
.r. photo, removed to 16th Sk Howard.
Y. M. imkUr, Real Estate. Loans, In
surance. Phone D. 62i, tit Bee Bidg.
Editable Ufa Policies, sight drafts at
maturity. H. D. Neely, manager. Omaha.
Judf W. W Eastman haa returned and
will be at hla office again about Septem
Light XJa Out In State The Burling
ton's weather bureau reports that a light
rain fell at Htromsburg and Superior
Homo Ownership Is the hope of every
family. Nebraska Savings and Loan As-,
ociatlon will show you the way. Board
of Trade building.
Tool Works Incorporated The Sharp
.Automatlo Tool Works has been Incor
porated by Lee C. Sharp, Willis A. Sharp
and P. A. Wells. The capital stock Is
Liggett Pleads Hot Guilty Guy Lig
gett, held for manslaughter, has been ar
raigned In police court on the charge. He
pleaded not guilty and the preliminary
hearing was set for next Friday morning.
City national Bank Meeting A meeting
of the City National bank will be held
Wednesday morning. An Increase In the
capital stock and In the number of direct
ors will then be authorised by the stock
holders and additional directors elected.
rk Eoard to Meet Saturday The reg
ular monthly meeting of the Board of
Park Commissioners will be held Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock. At this meeting an
u: flcl.il name for the lake In Levi Carter
n.uk other than the name Cut-Off lake
will be adopted.
Uausou Creditors to Meet September 8
Attorney C. G. McDonald, referee In
bankruptcy for Tolf Hanson, haa announced
that meeting of the creditors will be held
September 8 at 9 a. m., In the noith fed
eral court room. The creditors will then
choose a trustee tn bankruptcy.
Antl-rree-Xianoh Ltw Intact In the
opinion of Police Commissioner Wapplch,
the saloons are not violating the new antl-free-lunoh
ordinance by selling lunches
where liquor is dispensed. Since the ordin
ance prohibiting free lunches went Into
effect many of the saloons are advertising
Bard to Blast the Dirt A few attempts
were made at blasting the dirt out from
around the old court house by the build
ers, but they seemed to be unsuccessful
and the work with the wedge and pick
axe was resumed as the better way. The
clay la very solid and hard to dig into,
but the blasting did not seem to break It
. up properly.
A Plenty of Bala at West Point Plenty
of rain In the vicinity of West Point has
made the corn fill out In good shape and
a bumper yield Is expected by F. D.
Hunker, mayor of that city, who spent
Friday In Omaha on legal business. A
heavy rain visited West Point Sunday,
-.Aid Mr. Hunker, and pastures are still In
good condition. .
Q rain Men doing to Chloago The Omaha
Grain exchange will send a delegation to
Chicago September 17 and 18, when a
meeting will be held at the Board of
Trade of grain exchange men from all
over the United States. The object of Ihe
meeting Is the dicusslon of matters of
I general Interest. Who will go from here
is not yet settled.
Hunting for Dead Boy's Relatives Rel
atives of Otto Johnson, a young man said
to be from Omaha, who committed suicide
recently at St. Louis, are being sought by
the police. The officers have a letter from
the youth's former landlady, who makes
the Inquiry. The letter Btates that John
son's father and other relatives are sup
posed to be In this city.
Parmers Oppose Mew Boad Frank W.
Trader, John T. Barnes, Harrison D. For
est and Frank C'ammenrlnd, owners of
(!i arms north of Florence through which the
Mroposed l'rochnow road Is to run have
H-oiiKht suit to have the county enjoined
f'lom building the road. A resolution was
Pit used by the commissioners a year ago
li vldlng for the work, but the contrast
waV let only recently.
BoXly of Bteder Still Held Coroner
HeaA,.y has not yet succeeded In turning
the llody of Hugh S. lteeder, one of this
week V suicides, over to his relatives. A
brothcA, A. L. Retder of Havelock, Neb.,
telegraldiod for the coroner to hold the
body uJilll a certain train arrived a day
or two tigo, but the brother did not arrive
and it liV feared that he may be overcome
with grll.f and unable to leave his home.
Trnm I n, .... 1 , n Itll nVntn tha hos
pital to he city Jail was the trip made by
Wylle Joon, 418 South Eleventh streM.
as soon Its he recovered from heat pros
tration. oine of Omaha's sleuthing of
ficers nfj rt Hint Wylle, who was engineer
at a luunliiy before he was overcome by
the heat two weeks ago, passed three
worthless (checks, amounting to at
the raloonl at Eleventh and Douglas
streets. Tlx I heat got Johnson soon after
ward. Sped 1 1 lug of punishment, vengeance,
and the MJ
tori E'.J. Was a Oood Samaritan
Gladys IH''Ver, colored, of 19:2 Cuming
1 el, who came to the city
from FaiJ"J. S. D.. and stayed with the
Ie Vere ff'lnan. The latter haa reported
to the p Y It her roommate, who la only
19 years ' age, suddenly left for Minne
apolis ahi-.d that at the same time a gold
locket containing nineteen chip diamonds,
a talr o t coin earrings and l6 In money
l also dlsa ppeared.
I Pepper I throwing la Punished It cost
' Mon Tot li a Chinaman vmployed at the
Bon Toijk restaurant tT.M and a nickel's
worth of pepper to slop a fight with
Harry jnlih. a messenger boy whom
Tong allvges started trouble in the res
taurant. The celestial used the pepper In
self def.'nse, he told the police, as he
A could nf x hold his own In a fistic argument
police court thought that pepper throwing
ought', to be punished, so Tong had to
oontri ibute $7 M In fine and costs for hla
Frank Dolexal was fined J36 and costs in
police court Thursday afternoon on a
charge of gambling. A complaint was Is
sued against J. C. Walker and J. T. O'Nell.
Of the three men Walker and Polexal ap
peared in court. The other man failed to
appear and his bond was forfeited. He Is
said to be a stockman from Wyoming.
Chief Brlggs testified In the case of
Dolesal that he had found the men gamb
ling In the basement of the rooms occupied
by John Clxsna and Paul Chndd at 415
North Twenty-fourth street. He said he
found money In the drawer and chips on
the table and saw Frank Dolezal dealing
the cards from the faro box. All of the
gambling devices were confiscated and
placed in evidence by the prosecution. The
evidence of the chief was supported by
Detective P. H. Shields, who had been de
tailed by the chief some ten days ago to
watch the suspected place.
In the ease of J. C. Walker a continuance
of ten days was taken, on the ground that
the third man in the case was a vital wit
ness and the defense desired that an effort
be made to locate him. O'Nell was re
leased on t50 bonds over the protest of
Chief Briggs, who sked the court to de
mand a higher bond.
The case attracted a large crowd of
History of "oath Omaha.
The South Omaha Pioneer'n Historical
association has Just issued its first book
on the early history of South Omaha. This
book Is a neat edition, done In attraotlve
type and cover. It deals with the early
history of the city as told and as remem
bered by the pioneers themselves. The
bock was written by J. ' J. Breen, one of
the active members of the association and
The book will be Issued to members
only. The first edition Is between 400 and
500 copies. N. D. Mann, A. L. Bergqulst
and Mrs. C. L. Talbot each have the books
Surprise (or Loals Kratky.
The friends of Louis Kratky gave him
a surprise party Wednesday evening on
his lawn at Twenty-second and O streets.
It was the occasion of his birthday. The
guests consisted of over fifty, among them
the mayor and his wife and Councilman
Frank Dworak and wife, as well as a
number of prominent Bohemian families.
They presented him with a fine rocker
In honor of his birthday. Miss Victoria
Vana played popular music for the young
people during the evening. Refreshments
were served later in the evening. The
young folks joined in many spirited games.
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
The South Omaha Young Men's Christ
Ian association base ball team will play
the Omaha association In Vinton street
park Saturday. This will be a benefit name
for the South Omaha Young Men's Christ
ian association. The last score with them
was 6 to 4 in favor, of the local boys and
as the team Is in better shape than before
the contest for honors promises to be
spirited. Members of the team have had
good success In selling tickets for 'the
game and a large attendance is expected.
Jailor Corrlgan will umpire.
September J-4 the boys go to Lyons,
Neb., for a two-day tournament with three
other ball teams.
Z. Stambaugh, high school graduate of
this city and of Wenleyan university this
year, has presented the Young Men's
Christian association with a complimentary
edition of the annual "The Coyote," of
which he Is editor-in-chief.
Maatc City Gossip.
Miss Grace SDearman Is visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. H. A. Johnson.
Robert McNally has gone on a business
trip 10 napio. city, a. u.
Harry Height's home has been quaran
tined on account of diphtheria.
Miss Anna Duff has been visiting for a
number of days at Creston, la.
Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Paddock have re
turned from a visit in Kansas.
Delal E. Pursell, Thirty-eighth and Har
rison, is building a new residence,
George Hardlamert, Nineteenth and N
streets, la erecting a 11,600 dwelling.
Jetter's Gold Top Beer delivered to any
part of the city. Telephone No. 8.
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Ashe are taklnsr
a short vacation at Glencoe, Canada.
George McBrlde is erecting a 14.000 resi
dence on Twenty-third street between F
Miss Florence Johnson Is visiting in
Nickerson, Neb., the guest of Mrs. vv. H.
Mrs. Lucy Smith Eads expects to go to
Fort Collins, Colo., to visit her brother,
M. Carl Smith, Monday.
Mrs. L. Wells, 1027 North Twenty-sev-enth
street, has been suffering for some
aays irora an auacK oi malarial fever.
Mrs. W. II. Mulllken, who has been vis
iting her paTiils, Mr. and Mrs. G. C.
Llmock, haa returned to Nickerson, Neb
Joseph P. Pavellk, Nineteenth and Q
streets, has gone to Chicago to attend the
sessions of the Bohemian Gymnastic asso
ciation. The Presbyterian church has planned a
picnic for Saturday. The party will leave
the church at 11 a. m. All are requested
to provide lunches.
Mrs. R. Gilchrist and Miss Nora nil.
rniiHt leave Saturday evening for a
TrlM THE HAT
To Take Chair
Father Sullivan of University of St,
Louis Will Head Department
father Sullivan, dean of the divinity
school of the University of St. Louis, will
take the chair of philosophy In Creighton
university and give lectures on legal
ethics before the classes In the Creighton
College of Law, affiliated with the unl
versity. He will reach the city the fore
part of the week and will take up his new
work upon the university and the affiliated
colleges the first week in September.
Father Sullivan has the reputation of
being one of the leading educators of the
day and he will strengthen the faculty of
the local educational Institution. He Is a
speaker of some note and has visited
Omaha a number of times and addressed
graduating classes from the several
He has been wtlh the University of St.
Louis several years.
BUSY DAYS FOR ARCHITECT
Uncle Sam is Making a Building Rec
ord for Himself.
MANY STRUCTURES INVOLVED
ON THE RIGHT RAILROAD,
BUT THE WRONG TRAIN
Traveler Bound for Haatlnas, Neb.,
Llahts Ont for Ifastlngra, la.,
by Mistake. )
One railroad, the Burlington, leads from
Omaha to Hastings, la., and Hastings,
Neb., and because of that fact Joseph
Scdllka of Hastings, Neb., went to the
town of that name In Iowa.
At the Burlington station in Omaha
Sedllka checked his baggage to Hastings,
Neb., and sat down In the waiting room
patiently to stay there until his train should
be ready. He was slightly drowsy and fell
off Into a nap.
"All aboard train going east Pacific
Junction, Burlington, Hastings."
From the platform came these words,
called out by the station master. Sedllka
was aroused from his sleep and caught
the word "Hastings," picked up his grip
and hustled to the train.
At the train the porter asked him where
he was. going and be simply replied, "To
Hastings." The train pulled out.
That same evening Sedllka came into
Omaha from the east. He had discovered
his mistake when the conductor asked him
for his ticket and had stopped off at
Sedllka Is not the first man who has
gone wrong on the same kind of a deal.
In the morning at the Burlington there
are two trains which leave the depot on
about the same time. One goes west to
Hastings, Neb., and the other goes east
across the river into Iowa to Hastings, that
state and other points. Often travelers will
ask which Is the train for Hastings and
get the one to the Nebraska town when
they want to go to the Iowa town, or vice
ANIMAL FOES OF MANKIND
Snakes Rank First la Statistics as
Oar Most Formidable
When a famous Nlmrod goes from the
White House to the wilds of Africa to
hunt beasts, large and small, a keen and
wide Interest la aroused among millions
of people by stories' of the attacks made,
now and then, upon human victims by
predatory creatures of the forests and the
plains. For grown-ups, as well as boys
and girls, there Is a peculiar thrill in tales
of the stalking of men and women by
great cats. In some degree It may be an
Instinctive fear of carnivorous beasts which
nas come aown irom the far-orr ages
when In Europe, as well as Africa and
Asia, man liad to fight for his life against
his many foes of the wilderness.
Even now the wild creatures of the Jun
gles. the mountains and the plains take
Gladys IH''Ver, colored, of 19:2 Cut
slii.fl, re; Lis that she played the
Samaritan! jact for Clura Slmma, anc
l" "dusky i!l el," who came to the
a considerable toll of human life. At least
trln ! M) Aft) nnnl nrlih AtrArv In Tnl.
to Los Angeles, around the circle by way frnm fh nf ni.0 ,., ,h .-., .,,
of Minneapolis, Manitoba. Seattle and Ban I snakes and the teeth and
Francisco. They will be in Los Anareles
The. Phllathea class of the Christian
church went on an early morning excur
slon to Jewell's park, near Hellevue, yes
terday. They enjoyed a fine breakfast
Mrs. W. H. Slabaugh accompanied lite
A Toa of Uold
could buy nothing better for female weak
nesses, lame back and kidney troubles than
Electrlo Bitters. 60c Sold by Beaton Drug
Aaaoaaeeateata of the Theaters.
The Orpheum theater will be open Satur
day evening for a public reception. All
are Invited to look over this home of ad
vanced vaudeville which has been re
decorated throughout and fitted out with
new chairs. The new Orpheum concert
orchestra of fifteen musicians will render a
program of twelve selections Saturday
evening, beginning at 7:10 o'clock. This
orchestra will be one of the Orpheum fea
tures of the season. Regular season begins
Sunday with an Interesting bill, headed by
the Ellla-Nowlan troup of twenty In "A
Night at the Circus." Seats for the open
ing week are now being sold and season
reservations are being made.
Your Ctilef Aim In Buying
(or the noma la to get the very beet Quality In groceries and meats that
your allowance will afford. . Hera you get the highest quality at most
Spring Chickens, per lb. go i Nol 1 Hams, Special, par lb. Ufte
Hrrtug Lanb, PT lb. lae I Pet Roast. Par la. 4m
js'o. 13wb, Special, par lb. USi I Ka 1 Fleur, par sack..... ....3.45
New Petals a. par buahal 7e
vmm ion or QOAXJTT.
R. E. WELCH
24th and Faxnam.
rhosuw: BoO. Iaulas loll? laiVMmdeat, .A-231L.
claws of tigers, leopards, wolves and other
beasts of prey. That means about ' four
times the total mortality In .Cleveland. If
complete records could be made of the
killing of human beings by wild animals,
snakes included, In all parts of the world,
the annual death list would probably ex
ceed 1,000 a week. In building the Uganda
railroad, over which Roosevelt went Into
the Interior of East Africa over 600 native
laborers were killed and eaten by Hons.
Not many years ago wolves killed 200 per
sons annually In Russia.
But the great bulk of this formidable
mortality Is made up of victims of snakes.
The silent destroyers that crawl on the
ground slay at least five times as many
human beings as are killed by lions, tigers,
leopards, wolves and other like foes. The
small, still enemies of man are by far the
most formidable, and the less their size
the more terrible the havoc they cause.
There Is no room for doubt that files kill
as much greater number of human beings
than all of the beasts of prey, with all of
the poisonous serpents added. They spread
diseases which slay their hundreds, while
huge and powerful brutes kill single vic
tims. In like manner, the warfare which files
wage upon human life Is less terrible in
Its effects than the work of the unseen,
minute organisms which we swallow with
out knowing It. The mlscoscoplo foes of
man are by far the worst he has to en
counterexcept man himself. The smaller
the enemy the mora deadly, from the ele
phant and the lion and the grtzxly bear
down to the bacilli of diseases which prey
upon humanity in all parts of the workd.
The rtfle haa nearly ended man's war with
his big foas of the wilderness. Sctanoe Is
giving him weapons now with which to
fight the ucsean dftnyers that mrm all
about him. In- his dwellings and in hla
places of labor and pleasure allk a Cleve
Sapervlslna- Arehlteet Gives Seme Ie
tails af the Immense Amoaat of
Wark that Hla Offlre Is
(From a Staff Correpondn'.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 77. (Special. ) Even
in thf-se hot old August "dog days" the
force under the supervising architect of the
Treasury department, J. Knox Taylor, Is
working, In many Instances, overtime In
the preparation of plans and specifications
for new public buildings scattered through
out the United States, and in some cases
In our Insular possessions, as well as In
far-away Alaska. Supervising Architect
Taylor said today that he had a force of
350 In the Washington office, 150 of whom
were draftsmen or mechanical engineers,
besides about 130 men In the field looking
over sites or engaged In the superintend
ence of public buildings now in course of
erection, and he said sorrowfully that he
should have a larger force to keep pace
with the work of constructing federal
buildings. At the close of the fiscal year
190 that is June 30 there were 797 build
ings either in course of construction In
various parts of the country or those which
had been authorized by acts of congress
to be constructed. Forty public buildings
were completed last year and under exist
ing appropriations there are J7B yet to
erect Mr. Taylor says that with his present
force he Is enabled to prepare plans and
specifications for new buildings at the rate
of ten or eleven per month.
The IMS omnibus public bill placed at
the disposal of the Treasury department
the vast sum of V4,000,000 for the purchase
of site and the erection of public buildings
thereon, located In practically overy state
of the union. And some outside of the
continental borders of the country. And'
that Is going some, the treasury people
assert. In the ten years past the acutal
expenditure on aocount of public buildings
has totaled close upon $12,000,000 annually.
The real outlay for public buildings during
the present fiscal year will reach close to
the 118,000,000 mark, and then all money
available for this purpose cannot be spent
by nearly one-half.
Balldlngra In Nebraska.
In Nebraska all work authorised by con
gress is well In hand, some having been
finished during the last fiscal year. The
building at Tork has been completed, those
at Grand Island and Kearney said to be
well under way, while the addition to the
postofflce at Eeatrice Is "pretty near
ready," to use the architects expression.
In Iowa the buildings at Mason City,
Webster and Muscatine are nearly com
plete, If no quite so, while the Des Moines
combination of court house and postofflce
Is being rushed. The buildings at Shenan
doah, Clarlnda and Council Bluffs are un
der contract and work at these cities is
progressing to the satisfaction of the super
vising architect. The plans and specifica
tions for the new postofflce at Cedar Rap-
Ids are near completion, and bids for the
actual construction will be advertised for
within a few weeks. The drawings for the
new building at Ottumwa are well under
way and bids for construction will also
Issue In this case during the early fall.
In South Dakota the buildings at Mitch
ell and Watertown are complete. The plans
and specifications for the new postofflce
building at Lead are now in the hands of
the printer and bids will be requested
for the actual construction within a few
Forest Ran a ere Wanted.
An examination to fill vacancies in the
ranger force on 149 national forests in
twenty-one states and territories, Including
Alaska, will be held October 25 and 26.
From this examination It is expected that
500 appointments will be made.
This examination will be held at each
forest supervisor's headquarters In the na
tlonal forest states and territories, tnclul
ng Arkansas, Minnesota, Michigan and
Florida, which are the most easterly states
having national forests.
While the examination lsve,ntlrely along
practical lines, and knowledge of field
conditions rather than book learning is
considered essential, the opportunities for
those applicants with educational advant
ages are considerably Increased. The rapid
development of the national forests Is
making continually Increasing demands
upon those engaged in their management
and men with ability to assume responsi
blllty and serve tn supervisory capacities
are in demand. These more responsible
positions on national forests are filled by
promotion from lower grades, so that
anyone entering as a ranger Is eligible for
promotion to any of the more responsible
and higher paid places, including that of
Only those men who are at least 21 years
of age, not more than 40, of good character,
temperate and In good physical condition
are eligible ot take this examination. The
salary paid to beginners Is $900 a year.
Applicants can secure Information con
cernlng the examination from the United
States Civil 8rvlce commission, Washing
ton, D. C. ; district foresters at Missoula,
Mont., Denver, Colo., Albuquerque, N. M.
Ogden, Utah, San Frsnclsco, Cal., and
Portland, Ore., or forest supervisors.
Ouick Action for 1' our Money Too get
that Ly ueli; Xba Bee adrcrtlalug '"nrn.
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I . ipt' ass-X,
We invite you to inspect the largest and
most complete stock of boys'Vall and winter
clothing ever displayed in any western store.
You will find here every new style and pat
tern, in a variety of fabrics that possess not only
unusual attractiveness, but also the all import
ant quality of resisting almost any amount of
wear and hard usage.
Every quality that is necessary to insure
perfect-fitting, comfortable, stylish and service
able garments for school is assured by the great
care we use in selecting the boys' clothing we
Added to this is our well known saving of 20 per
cent of the cost.
Will you Inspect the new fall clothes for boys Sat
urday? Prices range from
$1.95 to $9.95
"The House of
THROUGH A TORPEDO'S TUBE
Enalrn Whiting's Thrilling; Escape
from Submarine Seventy Feet
Under the Sea.
Ensign Kenneth Whiting of the Unlred
Btates navy has just proved the feasibility
of escaping through the torpedo tube of
a submarine by a very plucky ' perform
ance. It had already been tried success
fully on dogs in Newport harbor, but
their experience was not conclusive. Whit
ing was In command of the submarine
Porpoise in Manila bay when he made
his experiment. Incidentally, U may be
mentioned that while at Annapolis he
was president of the Athletic association,
played on the football and hockey teams
and won the swimming championship
three years In succession.
Having sent the Porpoise to the bottem
of Manila bay, seventy feet below the
surface, he got Into one of the tubes, had
the rear door or breach of the tube
closed behind him, and firmly grasped
with both hands a steel attachment of
the port cover at the outer end of the
Such a torpedo tube la big enough to
hold three or four men and la a dosen
feet in length. When it la used for war
purposes a fish-shaped torpedo Is shoved
Into it and the door behind It is cermet
lcaily closed. Then, by a special mechan
ism, the port at the outer end la thrown
open like a shutter and the torpedo Is
discharged from the tuba by compressed
Of course, when the port at the outer
end Is thrown open the sea rushes in.
This Is a matter of no importance, so far
as the shooting of the torpedo la con
cemed. When the latter haa been dls
charged the port is closed again by the
same mechanism, and the tube Is auto
matically emptied of the water it con
tained. Then, and not until then, the
door at the rear of the breech end may
be opened to Introduce a fjfsh torpedo,
What Ensign Whiting dTd was simply
f BlufflJeVf 80'
r sia iji
to substitute himself for the torpedo. The
door being closed behind him, he lay
flat on the tube 'and waited. But first he
secured a firm grip on the port at the
outer end of the tuba For It was not
Intended to use the compressed air to
shoot him out Into the sea, but merely
to eject him by operating the mechanism
already described. Aa It was, the experi
ment waa perilous enough.
The expectation was that, when the
mechanism was operated, the port would
open and would carry Whiting with it-
just as a man standing In the vestibule of
house and clinging to the knob of the
front door would be dragged into the hall
Inside by a force violently pulling the door
inward. The only difference waa that In
this case the movement was outward. But,
of necessity, when the port was opened
the pressure ot the water at such a depth
was liable to drive the man back into the
tube, pocket him there and drown him.
He could hardly be rescued, because the
rear door could not be opened without
flooding the whole interior of the sub
Here was the great risk, so great a risk,
in fact, that Ensign Whiting was willing
to take the risk for the same of solving
a problem affecting the safety of the many
seamen and officers who In the future will
be required In the line of their duty to go
down In submarine boats.
The pressure of the water against the
outer port (which might be called a Ud) Is
so great , especially at such a depth, that
Whiting could not possibly have made his
way out of the tube by his own strength.
But. clinging to the port, when it was
opened by the powerful mechanism under
control of the aecond officer, he was 'pulled
out, got clear of the tube and rose swiftly
to the surface. Being once clear of the
tube, the rest was an easy matter, as he U
a very fine swimmer.
In view of the success of this remark
able and daring experiment, It Is to be
expected that on future occasions, when
submarine boats are disabled and unable
to rise to the surface, those on board of
them will seek to escape through one ot
the torpedo tubes. They would have to go
out In this way, of course, one after an
other: and It Is obvious that the last man
must be lost, because, though he might
get into the tube, there would be nobody
to opeiate the mechanism for him and let
him out Into the sea.
A simple suit Is being devised to assist
the sailor in escaping from the torpedo
tube without Injury. It is torpedo-like In
form and has a conical head and a life
belt. It Is buoyant and will carry the man
quickly to the surface, while a pennant
on the cap will help to attact the attention
ot passing ships Chicago American.
and windstorms with which to contend.
Further west the heat tortured hra and the
had roads Impeded his progress. His best
day's performance was the seventy-eight
miles between Topeka and Junction City,
Kan. Washington Herald.
EVERYBODY WORKED BUT PA
lie Jumped His Job and Got What
Waa Coming; to Him When He
"A father not willing to regard hie chil
dren as a liability when they are power
less to help themselves la not entitled to
consider them an asset when they are en
joying the fruits of prosperity."
This ruling, made by Judge A. H. Wil
liams of Mcllenry county, temporarily oc
cupying the bench in the Cook county
court, Chicago, spoiled the prospects ot
John Griffin from becoming a charge on
the family he Is alleged to have deserted
thirty-seven years ago.
Griffin is 87 years old. ,Hls four children
told the court of the existence of thslr
dead mother, and how she labored at the
washtub to educate and clothe them.
John A. Bell, chief record writer tn the
circuit court olerk's office, testified that
he Interfered when Griffin was choking
his wife thirty-seven years ago. and that
Griffin Immediately departed for parts un
known to evade arrest on a warrant charg
ing him with assault.
Thomas Griffin, a well-to-do teaming con
tractor at 604 West Congress street, a son,
waa baled into court under the state sup
port act. and he had present hla three
sisters, all married to piosperous men, to
corroborate the story of abuse and neglect
related against his father.
The old father knew none of them, and
when Judge Williams Instructed him to
pick out his son and three daughters who
he said ought to support him now he was
unable to do so. He Indicated Bailiff Ous
tav Llndgren as his son and three women
appearing against their husbands as his
The testimony showed that previous to
thirty-seven years ago Griffin made $7 a
day aa a "lumber pusher" around the docks
and dissipated much of his earnings. The
family lived on Goose island, and after he
had come home repeatedly without his
week's wages his wife upbraided him, for
which he knocked her down and then
choked her, it was alleged.
Friends Induced her to swear out a war
rant, but Griffin disappeared. Time passed
and all of his former acquaintances re
garded him as dead. At the time of the de
sertlon Tommy, the oldest of the tour chil
dren, waa 6 years of age, and Martha,
the baby, was but t months' old.
A few days ago Griffin, whose appear
ance Indicated he waa telling the truth
when be said he had traveled all over the
world and was homeless, appeared at the
office of Assistant County Attorney And
erson. From a Mrs. Reed, at whose house
Griffin is stopping at 470 West Adams
street, he learned that hla son waa In the
teaming business. Mr. Anderaon cited the
son into court and the latter brought with
him his three sisters.
In leaving the court room Thomas Griffin
said to Attorney Anderson: "I am worth
at least $20,000 and am willing to make a
liberal donation to any worthy person who
appeala to you for aid, but that old man
will never get a cent from me. I'd go to
jail flrst."-Chlcago Tribune.
HAGGLING OVER DEAD BILLS
Nlaamra Suicides Provoke an Inter
national Squabble Over
An international ipisoae nM anwu i w
gardlng the burial of Niagara falls sui
cides, and may end In an appeal to the
provincial Parliament. The trouble Is over
the question who shall pay for the funeral
expenses of the river victims. About $000
a year is involved.
About ninety-nine of every 100 bodies find
their way to the Maid of the Mist land
ing or to the whirlpool, both on the Cana
dian side. The Queen Victoria park com
mission, controlling the river front from
Lake Erie to . Lake Ontario, haa hitherto
assumed responsibility for bringing bodies
to the top of the bank, paying from $50 to
$60 for each body, and has buried the vio
tlms in Falrview cemetery, having a sep
arate grave for each one.
So many bodies have recently been taken
from the river on the Canadian aide and
from the whirlpool that the park commis
sion haa been moved to object to the un
Saying that almost all the auicldea go In
on the American side, the Canadian com
missioners appealed to the American park
commissioners to help pay expenses of
their burial. The Americans refused. The
Canadian commissioners now have decided
that bodies shall be burled where they are
found. New Tork Tribune.
Vermilion Editor Dead.
VERMliL.ON, S. I)., Aug. 27. William
R. Colvln, editor bf the Plain Talk, died
today of paralysis. He waa one of the
best known editors In South Dakota.
TWENTIETH CENTURY FARMER
The Beet Farm raarr.
Only a LOO a Xew,
Weatua Will Try Again.
Edgar Payson Weston, 70 years old, who
recently walked from New York to San
Francisco, a distance of !. miles, In
lit days, has Just returned to New York
and announces that next spring, when he
will be 71 years old, he will start again to
walk to the Padfio coast. Then, be says,
he will have no difficulty in making the
long walk in 100 days, profiting by his ex
perience of this year.
In spite ot the hardships which hs suf
fered Weston Is in perfect health and says
that he will continue walking, but shorter
distanoca. until ha starts on the long walk
for nan Francisco. From the time Weston
left New York until be reaohed Oakland,
Cal.. he waa unfortunate in meeting the
moat dlsagraaable kinds of weather. From
aara tq CUoago, it bad aaww, if, xala
U. & GOVERNMENT LAND
In the FAMOUS SNAKE RIVER VALLEY, IDAHO
EIGHTY THOUSAND ACRES
Choice agricultural land, under the Carey Act,
will be open to entry and settlement, In the
BIO LOST RIVER TRACT.
DRAWING AT ARCO, IDAHO
Tuesday. September 14.
You Must Register Between September 9th and 14th
If you do not take land after your number la
drawn It costs you nothing.
Title Acquired With Thirty Days Residence
Water Ready (or Delivery, May 1910.
Homeseekers' rates on all railroads and special rates from all
For illustrated booklet and all desired Information,
call on or address
C. B. Hurtt, coionuon Dept. Boise, Idaho
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