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TirR BEE: OMATTA. SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1900.
BRIEF CITY NEWS
"909 AUOUST '909
Sum mon tut wio tmu rat sat
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BUSY DAYS FOR ARCHITECT
Uncle Sam is Making1 a Building Eeo
ord for Himself.
Opening Display and Sale
Boys' School Suits
8 9 10 II 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
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are Boot rrlnt Tt,
Klaeaart, photographer, lth A Farnam.
removed to leth A Howard.
" - Ambler, Real Estate. Loana, In
surance. Phono D. 62Si, CIS Be Bldg.
Equitable Ufa Policies, eight drafts at
maturity. H. D. Neelji, manager, Omaha,
W. W Eastman haa returned and
will be at hla office again about Septero
tight Rain Out la State The Burling
ton's weather bureau reports that a light
rain fell at ijtromsburg and Superior
Home Ownership Is the hope of every
family. Nebraska Savings and Loan As-,
aoclatlon will show you the way. Board
of Trade building.
Tool Works Incorporated The
NAutomatlo Tool Works has been
porated by Lee C. Bharp. Willis A.
Sharp and P. A. Wells. The capital stock is
Liggett Pleads Hot Oollty Ouy 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 stork and In the number of direct
ors will then be authorized by the stock
holders and additional directors elected.
lurk Soard 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
o: fic-i.il name for the lake In Levi Carter
park other than the name Cut-Off lake
will be adopted.
Zlausdu Creditors to Meet September S
Attorney C. U. 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 north fed
eral court room. The creditors will then
choose a trustee in bankruptcy.
Aatl-Tree-Xiuaoh Law Intact In the
opinion of Police Commissioner Wappich,
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
lunches at a nominal price.
Hard 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 is very solid and hard to dig into,
but the blasting did not ream to break it
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 la expected by F. D.
Hunker, mayor of that city, who spent
Friday in Omaha on legal business. A
heavy rain visited West Point Sunday,
Md Mr. Hunker, and pastures are still in
good condition. .
drain Men Going to Chicago 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 the
meeting Is the discussion of matters of
general Interest. Who will go from here
is not yet settled.
Huntlnr for Dead Boy's Belatlvts 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 states that John
son's father and other relatives are sup
posed to be In this city.
Panuera Oppose Mew Road Frank W.
Trader. John T. Barnes, Harrison D. For-
est and Frank Cammenzlnd, owners of
arms north of Florence throuKh which the
rnrmm.l ll-A.(it1HW rnMll til TUtl hSVe
ought ault to have the county enjoined
om building the road. A resolution was
used by the commissioners a year ago
vidlng for the work, but the contract
let only recently.
ly of Bteder Still Held Coroner
Healj --- -
the ltiody of Hugh a Keeder- ona of thi"
. .V suicides, over to his relatives. A
; A. L. Retder of Havelock. Neb.,
or two i
and tt 1
lltm lur in" i-wi wiivi w -
(silll a certain train arrived a day
Migo, but the brother did not arrive
L",i feared that he may be overcome
f and unable to leave nis num..
Hospital to Jail From the hoa-
ne cuy jan was um my j
hnson, 416 South Eleventh street.
ts he recovered from heat pros-
ome of Omaha's sleuthing of
Tt that Wylle, who was engineer
at a luun
lry before he was overcome by
two weeks ago, passed tnree
checks, amounting to $4S,
at Kleventh and Douglas
heat got Johnson soon after'
ing of punishment, vengeance,
and the HI,
e was a uooa samanta:
Vers, colored, of liC2 Cuming
. - ..I It-eta that Bhe Pla
- mi.. i, iJ.M (sel, who cam
... v.,. V! 7an. The lattei
ayed the good
me to the city
stayed with the
ter has reported
to the p
e her roommate, wno is only
ago, suddenly left for Mlnne-
t that at the same time a gold
a alr o ,
also dlsa I
ntalnlng nineteen chip diamonds,
: coin earrings and $46 In money
"throwing la Punished It cost
ti a Chinaman employed at the
restaurant $7.60 and a nickel's
, pepper to stop a fight with
inlth, a messenger boy whom
.n.iJ ge started trouble in the res
,,,,, Th celestial used th pepper
self def n tol(1 th Po"ce- h
, lou,j n,'t hold his own in a flsUo argument
police court thought that pepper throwing
ought'. to b Punished, so Tong had to
oon,,. ibut $7.60 in fin and coats for his
Your Chief Aim In Duylng
for the horn is to get tt very beat Quality tn groceries and meat that
your allowance will attord. . Hera you get the highest quality at most
Spring ChUAmna, per In. BO i No. Ham, BpealaJ. par lb. Uh
rtprtug Uab, Pr la. 1 I pot Rout, par la. o
No. 1 Bacw. SaaoaU. par lb. 1V Ke. 1 Fiaur, aar sack. ...... ..3-45
New PetaSaaa, aar buahal .!
m soma or qxxaxjtt.
Ft. E. WELCH
24th and Farnarn.
Bell. IucUa 151 lj lafependeBt, Ja-2511.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Frank Doleral Fined in Police Court
on Gambling Charge.
COMPANIONS' CASES POSTPONED
First Vol a me ef the Pioneers' Hta
torr ef "oath OraaKn off the
Press asl Ready for
Frank TVileral was fined $36 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 Poleial 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 Rrlgg testified In the case of
Dolesal that he had found the men gamb
ling in the basement of the rooms occupied
by John Clssna and Paul Chndd at 413
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 th ohief some ten days ago to
watch the suspected place.
In the case of J. C. Walker a continuance
of ten days was taken, on the ground that
the third man in the cane was a vital wit
ness and the defense desired that an effort
be made to locate him. O'Nell was re
leased on $50 bonds over th protest of
Chief Briggs, who sulked th court to de
mand a higher bond.
Th case attracted a large crowd of
History of floats Omaha.
The South Omaha Pioneer's Historical
association has Just Issued Its first book
on the early history of South Omaha. This
book Is a neat edition, done In attractive
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 la between 400 and
600 copies. N. D. Mann, A. L. Bergqulst
and Mrs. C. L. Talbot each have the books
Surprise for Loala 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 game
for the South Omaha Toung Men's Christ
ian association. The last score with them
was 5 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 ana a large attendance is expected.
Jailor Corrigan will umpire.
September 3-4 the boys go to Lvons.
Neb., for a two-day tournament with h.
other ball teams.
Z. Stambaugh, high school graduate of
this city and of Wesleyan 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-ln-chlef.
Marie City Gossip.
Miss Grace SDearman Is visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. R. A. Johnson.
Robert McNally haa gone on a business
trip to Rapid City, ti. V.
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 hav re
turned from a visit in Kansas.
Delai E. Pursell, Thirty-eighth and Har
rison, Is building a new residence.
George Hardlamert, Nineteenth and N
alreets. Is erecting a $1,500 dwelling.
Jetter's Gold Top Beer delivered to any
part of the city. Telephone No. 8.
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Ashe are takln
a short vacation at Glencoe, Canada.
George McBride Is erecting a $4,000 resi
dence on Twenty-third street between F
Miss Florence Johnson is visiting in
Nlckerson, 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. 10H7 North Twenty-seventh
street, has been suffering for some
days from an attack of malarial fever.
Mrs. W. H. Mulliken, who has been vis
iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C.
Dlmock, has returned to Nlckerson, 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 haa planned a
plcnlo for (Saturday. The party will leave
the church at 11 a. m. All are requestej
to provide lunches.
Mrs. R. Gilchrist and Miss Nora Gil
christ leave Saturday evening for a trip
to Los Angeles, around the circle by way
of Minneapolis. Manitoba, Seattle and San
Francisco. They will be in Los Angeles
The. Phllathea class of the Christian
church went on an early morning excui
slon to Jewell's park, near Hellevue, yes
terday. They enjoyed a fine breakfast
Mrs. W. H. Slabaugh accompanied the
A Ton of Gold
could buy nothing better for female weak
nesses, lame back and kidney troubles than
Electric Bitters. 60c Sold by Beaton Drug
Anaoaaceaaea ta of tho Theaters.
Th 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;J0 o'clock. This
orchestra will be on of th Orpheum fea
tures of the season. Regular aeason begins
Sunday with an Interesting bill, headed by
th Ellls-Nowian troup of twenty In "A
Night at th Circus." Seats for th open
ing week are now being sold and season
reservations are being mad.
TnMi THE HAT
(Set "em wW
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 Crelghton
university and give lectures on legal
ethics before the classes In the Crelghton
College of Law, affiliated with the uni
versity. He will reach th 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 th several
He has been wtih th University of St.
Louis several years.
ON THE RIGHT RAILROAD,
BUT THE WRONG TRAIN
Traveler Bound for Haatlnars, Neb.,
Lights Ont for Hasting, 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 th
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. Sedltka
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 he simply replied, "To
Hastings." The train pulled out.
That same evening Sedllka cam into
Omaha from the east. He had discovered
his mlstnke 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
Hat tings. 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
Snakea Rank First la Statistics a
Oar Moat 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 is 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
has come down from the far-off ages
when In Europe, as well as Africa and
AMa, man had 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
a considerable toll of human life. At least
30.000 people perish every year in India
from the bites of snakes and the teeth and
claws of tigers, leopards, wolves and other
beasts of prey. That means about ' four
times the total mortality in vCleveland. If
complete records could be made of th
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.
Hut the great bulk of thla formidable
mortality is made up of victims of snakea
The silent destroyers that crawl on th
ground slay at least five times as many
human beings as are killed by Hons, 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 cpread
diseases which slay their hundreds, while
huge and powerful brutes kill single vic
In Ilk manner, the warfare which flies
wage upon human life la leas terrible in
its effects than the work of the unseen,
minute organisms which we swallow with
out knowing it. The mlscoscopio foes of
man are by far the worst h has to en
counter except man himself. The smaller
the enemy the more deadly, from the ele
phant and th lion and th grixxly bear
down to th bacilli of disease which prey
upon hifmanity in all parts of th world.
Th rtfl haa nearly ended man's war with
hla big foaa of th wllderneaa. Bctanoa is
giving him weapons now with which to
fight th nnsean destroyers that swarm all
'about him, in- his dwellings and in his
plazas of labor and pleasure alike. dere-
Ouick Action for Tour Money Too get
QiM by -iMBtrar Th Ba s-'j'urtaiiig oahasj
m s ' t . mi
MAJTY STRUCTURES INVOLVED
Saper-rlBta Arehlteet Give Some Te
lalls of the Immense Amoaat of
Work that Ills Office I
(Trcm a Staff Correspondents
WASHINGTON. Aug. Z7 (Special.) Even
In these 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 thai he had a force of
350 In the Washington office, ISO of whom
were draftsmen or mechanical engineers,
besides about 150 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 h
should have a larger force to keep pace
with the work of constructing federal
buildings. At the close of th fiscal year
1909 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 $75 yet to
erect Mr. Taylor says that with his present
force he Is enabled to preps re plans and
specifications for new buildings at the rate
of ten or eleven per month.
The 19OT omnibus public bill placed at
the disposal of the Treasury department
the vast sum of $01,000,000 for the purchase
of site and the erection of public buildings
thereon, located in practically every state
of the union. And some outside of the
continental borders of the country. Andl
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 $1S.OOO,000 mark, and then all money
available for this purpose cannot be spent
by nearly one-half.
Bnlldlnara In Nebraska.
In Nebraska all work authorized by con
gress Is well in hand, some having been
finished during the last fiscal year. The
building at York has been completed, those
at Grand Island and Kearney said to be
well under way, while the addition to the
postofflce at Beatrice is "pretty near
ready," to use the architect's 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 tn this case during the early fall.
In South Dakota the buildings at Mitch
ell and Watertown are complete. Th plans
and specifications for the new postofflce
building at Lead are now In the hands of
the printer and bids will be requested
to the actual construction within a few
Forest Rugen 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 ts expected thai
500 appointments will be made.
This examination will be held at each
forest supervisor's headquarters In th na
tional forest states and territories, Includ
ing Arkansas, Minnesota, Michigan and
Florida, which are the most easterly states
having national forests.
While the examination is "entirely 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
ar.d men with ability to assume responsl
btllty and serve in 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
cerning the examination from, the United
States Civil S-rvlce commission, Washing
ton, D. C. ; district foresters at Missoula.
Mont., Denver. Colo., Albuquerque, N. M.,
Ogden, Utah, San Francisco, Cnl., and
Portland, Ore., or forest supervisors.
UP TO DATE
TWENTIETH CENTURY FARMER
Tae Heat Karat raaar.
"The House of
THROUGH A TORPEDO'S TUBE
Knslarn Whiting's Thrllltagr Escape
from Submarine Seventy Feet
Under the Sen.
Ensign Kenneth Whiting of the United
States 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 waa not conclusive. Whit
ing was in command of the submarine
Porpoise in Manila bay when ha made
his experiment. Incidentally, It may be
mentioned that while at Annapolis he
waa 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 graaped
with both hands a atael attachment of
the port cover at the outer end of the
Such a torpedo tube is big enough to
hold three or four men and Is a dosen
feet in length. When it is used for war
purposes fish-shaped torpedo is shoved
into it and the door behind it la hermet
ically closed. Then, by a special mechan
ism, the port at the outer and 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 is con
cerned. When the latter has been dis
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 fjf-ah torpedo.
What Ensign Whiting ufl waa simply
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 tube. 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. As it was, the experi
ment was 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
a 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 of 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 ot their duty to go
down in submarine boats.
The pressure ot the water against the
outer port (which might be called a lid) 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 wa
opened by the powerful mechanism under
control ot the second 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 la
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 of
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 ope: ate the mechanism for hltn and let
him out inio 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
bell. It Is buoyant and will carry the man
quickly to the surface, while a pennant
on the cap will help to attact the attention
of passing ships Chicago American.
Weatoa Will Try Again.
Edgar fayson Weston, 70 years old, who
receuuy walked from New York to tian
Francisco, a distance of miles, in
l'J6 days, baa 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 day, profiting by his ex
perience of this year.
In spite of the hardships which he suf
fered Weston is in perfect health and says
that ha will continue walking, but ahorter
dlatanoas, until he starts on the long walk
for tian Francisco. From the time Weatoa
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and windstorms with which to contend.
Further west the heat tortured hra and the
bad roads Impeded hla progress. Ills best
day's performance was the seventy-eight
miles between Topeka and Junction City,
Kan. Washington Herald.
EVERYBODY WORKED BUT PA
ne Jumped Ills Job and Got Want
Waa Coming; to Him When Ha
"A father not willing to regard his 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 of
John Griffin from becoming a charge on
the family he Is alleged to have deserted
thirty-seven years ago.
Griffin is 87 years old. His four children
told the court ot the existence of their
dead mother, and how she labored at the
washtub to educate and clothe them.
John A. - Bell, chief record writer In the
circuit court clerk'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 504 West Congress street, a son,
was haled into court under the state sup
port act, and ha had present bis three
sisters, all married to prosperous 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 htm 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 as a "lumber pusher" around the docks
and dissipated much of his earnings. The
family lived on Goose island, and after ha
had come home repeatedly without his
week's wages his wife upbraided him, for
which he knocked her down and then
choked her, tt waa 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
sertion Tommy, the oldest of the four chil
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dren, waa 8 years of age, and Martha,
the baby, waa but t months' old.
A few days ago Griffin, whose appear
anoe indicated he waa telling the truth
when he said he had traveled all over th
world and waa 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 his son was In the
teaming business. Mr. Anderson oltad the
son into court and the latter brought with
him hla three sisters.
In leaving the court room Thomas Griffin
said to Attorney Anderson: "I am worth
at least 120,000 and am willing to maka a
liberal donation to any wor'.hy person who
appeala to you for aid, but that old man
will never get a cent from me. I'd go to
Jail first." Chicago Tribune.
HAGGLING OVER DEAD BILLS
Nlagrara Suicides Provoke an Inter
national Squabble Over
An International Cpisode haa arisen re
garding 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 $500
a year Is Involved.
About ninety-nine of every 100 bodies find
their way to the Maid ot 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 burled the vio
tlms tn Falnrlew cemetery, having a sep
arate grave for each one.
Bo many bodies have recently been taken
from the river on the Canadian aide and
from the whirlpool that the park commis
sion has been moved to object to the un
Saying that almost all the suicides 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 York Tribune.
Vermilion Editor Dead.
VERMlLiLtUN, S. L., Aug. 27. William
R. Colvln, editor of the Plain Talk, died
today of paralysis. He waa one of tha
best known editors In South Dakota,
aisnes can be made
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