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TIIK OMAHA SUNDAY -BEE:- JULY- 16, 1011.
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JL AUTO OUTING FOR THE AGED !
ii.iui nap but ricnjc in Park
Given Old Folks.
' MILES LIGHT" UP WAN FACES
-.! t.et rimt Mtir-jti,r( Tkrlr
I. Mm ! Ital.lv Institutions
'nlte to Kurnlth Pleasure
f 1 hr,r Choraee.
f,n hundred decrepit, blind, crippled and
d-ar old folks of Omaha were given a ray
ff delightful sunshine n the evetime of
tl'Mr lives late JCKterday, when all were
i t ken for a "Joy ride" and picnic to Rlver-
ew park, and shown all the beauty spots
-round th city,
Tho event was purely a work of philan
thropy. ..The automobile were donated for
I lie tlma by charitable persona who hava
manifested a kien Interest In such work.
Anybody who witnessed the faded, but
l.appy far-s, of the occupants of the auto
would enslly appreciate the delight of ths
I oor folks .who have not one bright hope
life to cling to. -' .
Many of the picnickers had never be!tl
ori an auto ride before and the thrill of thn
trip earned them to glow with happiness
over the kindness of the people who prv
Maea me pleasant outing. Some have never
en an automobile, aa they have been btlnd
f t7..c ion before the cara came Into general
V if Thl cr'r,l,1d Wre especially delighted
VJr with the run to the park and many of them
' tvjehfd they could ride la auto the balance
of their lives. The manner In which they
surveyed their wolt worn crutchea aa the
autos uped along the boulevards waa pa
, One old. woman, who has been In the
.county hospital for number, of yeara and
; , ho haa lokt all her children through death
f iy acciuente. naq tears In her eyes when i
hs explained to Police Matron Gibbons
.that ever .since she had heard of automo
biles Jier one desire In life waa to take a
ride In one. ' I believe I am 100 yeara old,"
ald the old lndy to Mrs. Gibbons, "and I
can now die happy. But If I could only get
a, little Jaunt In one of them airships I
would surely go to heaven.'! "
The event was organized under the man
agement of the charitable organizations of
1 V the" city. The twenty-five autos that had
1 been tendered were all filled with guests,
1 7 many of them were escorted from charl-
' table Institutions while others were taken
alone; from humble homes. The entire gath
ering waa composed of old women with the
exception of about , twenty men, many of
whom are so aged they cannot remember
how old they are. There were several
cthaperons for the party. Mlsa Jonts had
her' own particular group to look after,
while Matron Gibbons took care of several
old timer whom she ha known for a
t generation. Miss Magee, of the City mls
r"lon, had a number of old folks under her
charge who could not well get aflout with
out assistance and representatives from the
Associated Charities and the South Omaha
mission looked after their particular de-
Once arrived In Rtvervlew there was a
' "spread" to tempt even younger folks.
.There waa Ice cream with sandwiches ga
lore. Pop In ever color In the rainbow was
flowing like water and 'there was tots of
coffee and cake for trimmings. Judge A. L.
V JL futton of the district court, "set 'em up"
vTy i ' cigars for the men who smoked
while the old ladles discussed the merit of
V the cake and dessert.
J . . Everybody was In high apirlta on the re
I turn trip, although many felt It would he
iucii moi vuihih iiiib Biue or me grave.
The chauffeur gave the old folk a lively
in to South Omaha and back, then along
the boulevards and out to Florence, where
a. . ylqty waa made at the water, works, and
theivack to town where the autos left
each, passengor at hi or her destination.
They all were stowed aafnly away, aa the
curfew- tolled the parting day.
NEW MOVE BY EASTERN WHEEL
Columbia Ammntui Company Takes
. Pl Theater Oft Bhaberts
' ' ' ' ' llanda.
arisger ' Johnson of Gayety Is In re
ceipt -of word from General Manager Sam
uel A.' Scrtbnur ot the Columbia Amuset
ment company, New York City, that hi
'company has secured the Shubert theater,
, Mt "Paul and tha.t the "Sulurn Whul"
Iattraatlons will play at -that house the
coming' season. After a woek In St. Paul
Neach company will come to Omaha to
play a week at the Gayety. This will en
able the various companies to play her
on Saturday nights, after which they will
go to the Kansas City Gayety for a week's
run. , Manager Johnson states , that his
' season Is booked solid for thirty-eight
weeks;-there ' being many new companies
containing many notable names in their
" roalors. ,
The Gayety here Is booked to open Sun
day matinee, August 37, with "The CoJ-
legs "Girls," which will easily be remem
( beredj as on ',' the -most pleasing ' and
classy attractions -to play the Gayety last
OPAL T0UZALIN RUNYAN WEDS
,. ; r ' " f
Voraaev Oaisha AVenia Ileeomes Bride
-' . of Right Hon. Arnold Morley,
' , P. C, of I.ondsa. ;
; .. A former Omaha woman, frs. Opal
TousaJIn Runyan, haa been married to a
' member of the king's household of England.
iitimarrla'f Mrs. Runyan to Bt. Hon.
Arnold Morlcyi P. C. of London, was cele
brated a few days ago t Holbrook, Eng-
land. Mrs, Runyan I a daughter of. Mrs.
r David Tousalln of Omaha, a sister of Alt.
, f. Tousalln and a. slater of Mrs. - William
t Clark of Manila, who has been In Ofruf ta
; for some timo. She was married to Llou
) tenant Bparrtrw.of the United .States army
ajid after hia death married a New -Yorker
I named Runyan;.. .who. left her a fortune.
I Tills fortun she relinquished at her mar-
riaara. Her son, Edward Sparrow, was at
' the wedding, ,.; ' i
'Her husband .Is able to make her forget
. tha fortune she give up by hia own ampil-
ituds Of means,- and the wedding trip will
j be taken on hia private yacht.
;lIow t Remove a
(From Ixmdon Fashions.)
; i Cosmetics can never really help a poor
(complexion; often they - are positively
; harmful. The sensible, rational .way is to
a;'ully remqve the thin veil ot stifling,
'half-dead B-arf akin from the face and
gtv tne nean. vigorous maa oeauumi
youag akin underneath a chame to show
If and to breathe .
TMm la beat done in. a very simple way.
by merely applying mercoiizea wax at
njght. Uk eold cream, and washing it off
' U the morning. Good mercollsed wax can
be, obtained from any well stocked drug
gist It 'absorbs the disfiguring cuticle
' gradually, and harmlessly, leaving a brtl
' llant natural complexion. Of course this
lu takes with it all auch facial blera-
' t ... a hlnlhu tan mil h iulrki
:ir . . .. , .
allowness. liver spots, pimples, etc. As a
fieckls remover and general complexion
beautlfler this old-fashioned remedy la un
BRIEF CITY NEWS
sve-o rlnt It.
Electrie Taos Barg ess-Oranden.
Dickinson fur district indue. adv.
toy A. Kalph, Printer. Try him. D.Ilf .
Three Divorce Qranted Three divorcee
were granted in diftilct court r-aturday.
Polly Smith was given a decree from
Arthur Smith. Christina Johnson from
ChrlHtlan Johnson and Catherine quinn
from James Quinn.
Ttmeral of Mr. Gertrude Bona The
funeral of Mrs. Gertrude Bunn, wife of
R. O. Bunn. who died Friday evening, will
be Jield Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
from Dodder chapel. Mar Bunn was 2.
years old and resided at 2'.iA Decatur street.
Interment will be In Forest Lawn ceme
tery. Tnneral of Mrs. Seabrook The funeral
of Mrs. Lucy Seabrooke. who died at her
residence. 3421 Hamilton street. Friday, will
be held from her home at 4 o'clock Sunday
afternoon. Religious services will be con
ducted by Rev. T. J. Collar'of the Church
of the Good Shepherd. Interment will be
In Prospect Hill cemetery. Mrs. Seabrooke
was 63 years old and haa resided In Omaha
for over twenty-three year.' She Is sur
vived by several children.
Blow on Neck Kills '
Man in South Omaha
Andrew Anderson it Instantly Killed
by Colored Man in Street
The man who waa killed, in South Omaha
Friday night by a blow delivered by a
negro, was Identified Saturday afternoon a
Andrew Anderson. He lived at Twenty-
fifth and L streets, and waa unmarried.
Anderson waa instantly killed near
Twenty-sixth and N streets, by a blow
on the neck given by a colored nran,
whose Identity has not been clearly estab
The dead man was first believed to be
Charles Kelley of Twenty-fifth and; L
streets, an employe of the Omaha Packing
company, but doubt waa thrown upon this
Identification that waa not cleared up last
The man who waa killed waa standing
near a lunch wagon operated by Dan Flynn
at the location given, when a colored man.
known as Harry, with a colored woman,
passed by. The colored man waa angered
at a remark made and a fight ensued In
which the fatal blow was struck. Winn
Dr. A. H. Koenlg, who waa called at once,
arrived, the man waa dead and the assail
ant had fled.
One. suspect wax arrested, who gave hi
name first a Harry Spauiding and later
said his first nune was Joe and not Harry.
Later Harry l:vans and Florence Eldrege
were arrested, but an eyewitness of the
crime declared Evans was not the right
man, and he thought Spauiding was too
heavily built, but was. not positive.
The body of the dead man 1 at Larkln'
Elks and Shriners
Want Joint Dates
Endeavor to Arrange Respective Con
ventions So that but One Trip
, Will Be Necessary.
A plan to advertise Omaha and help both
Shriners and Elks all over the United
States Is being discussed .with Interest by
local men who are members ot those
lodges. The national conclave of the Elks
Is to be In Portland and th Shriners meet
In log Angeles, but the dates for the two
affairs have not yet been decided. This
will be left ,to the executive committees
of the respective lodges. The Omaha Com.
merclal club, la discussing a big trade ex
cursion, which Is also to go to Ixa An
geles, and may go at about the same
time. The local Elks particularly are
anxious that the dates for these three
affairs be arranged within the same fort
night. Every year there are many men
who belong to both orders and because
of conventions being held at the same time
cannot attend but one. The Elk want
the Bhiinar to set their date within a
week of the Elk date and then have the
trade excursion go at about the same
time. This would make it convenient for
Elks and Shriners everywhere, giving them
an opportunity to attend both conventlona
on the same western trip and would bring
thousands of people through Omaha Just
about the time the big trade excursion
ji writing "Omaha" all over the west
ern billboard. The matter will be taken
up with the commercial club and perhaps
later with the' national boarda of the
WITNESSES TESTIFY IN PROBE
OF CONTROLLER BAY'AFFAIR
Reported that Hag) Containing Trnc.
las of rroposea Railroad Dlsap.
poavra froaa War Pepartaaeot.
WASHINGTON, July 15-A dispatch from
llmlnary to a thorough probing of the res
toratlon of the Controller bay lands to
entry and the claims represented by Rich'
ard R. Ryan of New York, said to repre
sent the 'Guggenheim mining syndicate In
an effort to monopolise Alaskan coal fields,
waa taken by the house committee on ex
penditures In the Interior department to
The witnesses were Major J. B. Cava
naugh, assistant to the chief engineers of
the army, and Alfred H. Brooks, in charge
of Alaskan mineral resources for the United
States geological survey, who told of the
topography and coal resources of the region
and of the permits already granted by the
War department there for treaties.
It was reported that a map of Controller
bay, containing tracings of the proposed
Controller liay . Railroad and Navigation
company's railroad, represented by Ryan
had dldappeared from the War department.
but such a map already has been produced
from the Interior department.
MANZER IS SERIOUSLY CUT
Half-Brother of Man I see Kotfe
Kaco and DanaTeironsly
. Wonnda Hint.
Puring a fierce quarrel after an even
Ing'a dissipation, at Tenth and Paul street
late lant night, Robert Manser, 89 vears
old, was territiV cut about the face and
neck by his lS-year-old halt brother, Troy
The neighborhood Is regarded aa a tough
one by the police and when tha report of
the cutting reached the station the am
bulance was rushed to the scene loaded
with surgeons and policemen. '
In tho meantime Dr. Michael J. Ford
bad been telephoned to by aome railroad
men who realised the dangerous nature
of Manier's wounds snd Dr. Ford had
taken the Injured man to the Omaha Gen
oral hospital by tho time the police am
Dr. Ford spent over an hour stitching
up the cuta on the wounded man's face
and neck. One gash, starting close to th
novo, split tne ngnt ear in two and an
other extended from the ear to the collar
bona. Manser received -a few other slashes
not so serious. The wounds are not
thought to be fatal.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
jConstnLJe George Collins Has Merry
t Time Serving Writ of Replevin.
WOMAN THRUSTS WITH SCISSORS
City Treasurer Receives Simile that
Seven Thousand Hollars More
latere! la Da Muni
Joseph Jsmea Msrecek of Nineteenth and
W streets Is without any tools to ply hie
craft as a bricklayer, machinist or carpen
ter, his wife is under the care of a phy-
siclan and Constable George Collin wear
two KclBKor stabs through his coat all '
the result of a tantrum Indulged in by
Marecek Irate mother-in-law.
The Mareceka have oeen married but a
short time and until the Intrusion of the
mother-in-law all waa merry as the mar
riage bell. Recently Marecek' mother-In-luw
paid a visit to her daughter. During
the visit the mother-in-law espied many
tools about the house. She aaked why. If
James was a carpenter, he had the tools
of a bricklayer and a machlntatT Gradually
joung Mrs. Marecek began to have grave
doubts about her husband because of the
many tools. She agreed with mother and
together the two decided to forsake the
carpenter-bricklayer-machlnlst- In going,
however, they took the tools along.
Along about Thursday evening Marecek,
who works In the Omaha Packing house.
returned to find his house scuttled. He
hastened to the tribunal of Justice Cald
well and asked for some authority to col
lect hi tools. Caldwell granted a writ
of replevin and. In company with the pe
titioner and an expressman. Constable
George Collins stalked forth to replevin
When the doughty trio arrived at the
castle bf the mother-in-law, they found
11 doors barred to their entrance except
As her son-in-law entered the kitchen
the mother-in-law mad such an attack
on him that he fell senseless to the floor
The expressman fled and Constable George
Collins was left alone to minister to the
wounded. Aa the officer bent over the
wounded man. mother-in-law made a saber
charge on him and drove the scissors
through his coat In two place. Mrs.
Marecek then fainted and Collins hastened
get a physician. In the meantime
Marecek revived and fled, leaving behind
his tools and Constable George Collins,
who stayed to administer aid and comfort
Mr. Marecek.. But the tools stayed
and now the constable wants to know why
suit of replevin should Imply a course
In trained nursing.
. Seven Thousand ta Dm.
According to a report In the office of the
city treasurer a remittance of 17.000 Is due
to Kountze - Brothers, New York fiscal
agents, for Interest maturing for the month
of July. Th council will probably be called
to attend to the matter, as their next meet
Ing will not be held until July 24.
The health commissioner report for the
last month seventeen accidents, three sui
cides, one attempted suicide and murder.
Ren am n In Meshes of Lsff.
Thomas Reagan, erstwhile dog catcher
of the city. Is now caught In the meshes
of the law for having committed assault
and battery upon his wife Thursday night
at their home. Thirty-sixth and W street.
Reagan, It la said, has been drawing his-
money from the city and spending It with
out th proper thought for th needs and
necessities of his better half.
Mrs. Reagan objeoted, and Reagan, ' It
Is alleged, aought to Impress upon her with
his fist that he was above reproach. Mrs.
Reagan hearkened to his argument, but
drew such conclusions ss led her to th
police station where she swore out a war
rant against the Thomas Reagan, dog
catcher of the city of South Omaha.
When Reagan was arrested Captain John
Dworala confiscated his badge of office.
Reagan was admitted to bait
Murphy -Would Cash Checks.
C. T. Murphy of Hamburg, la., was ar
rested Friday evening on suspicion of at
tempting ,t0 pass some worthless checks.
Murphy, when arrested, was under the In
fluence of liquor and claimed to have
brought In two carloads of cattle from
Hamburg. He stated that he had done busi
ness with Smith Brothers, a commission
firm. In several saloons he Is said to have
endeavored- to cash a check on the Ham
burg Farmers bank. Investigation revealed
the fact that Murphy had no account with
the bank In question. He Is a respectable
looking man and will be held for lnvestl'
St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Rev. 8. T?
Yerlan. Pastor Sunday school at
Morning worship at 11. The titate Luther
league will be held at Fremont, Neb.,, on
First Baptist Church, Twenty-sixth and
H Streets; Rev. C. W. Ilsley. Pastor-
Bible schools meet at church and at Brown
Park mission at 4j. Morning worship ut
11,. subject of sermon, "The Problem of
iiutrerlng.". idDle school at Bethel church
rerty-tnira ana l streets at Pasto
Ilsley will preach at the Bethel Baptist
cnurcn at .
Inspect Rooming Honaes,
In accordance with the city ordinance
City Prosecutor Bob McNalley made
vtHlt to some of the rooming houses yester
day to verify whether or not each person
in th rooming houses was allowed the
requisite BOO cubic feet of apace.
In company with Chris Perlna, sanitary
Inspector, the prosecutor visited the Greek
rooming house at Twenty-sixth and M
streets. The sanitary conditions of the
placo, according to the prosecutor, were
In one room not having more than S00
cublo feet of space four beds were crowded
In, In another room of slightly larger
dimensions seven men were found asleep.
In the basement of the place la a baker
shop next to which Is a general eating
apartment In which the. filth and odor are
said to be unbearable.
Complaint were issued against the men
In the aleeplng apartment, against I. Kohn,
proprietor of the rooming house, and
against Zeiss, who has charge of the room
next the bake shop.
Police Judge Ca 11a nan this morning found
the seven men aleeplng In the ono room
guilty aad assessed them each $8 and costs.
A similar fine was given Zeiss for maln
talnlng'a nuisance. In the basement. Kohn
baa not been arrested.
Funeral of C. EsTaua.
Followed by a large gathering of friends
and relatives, tha body of Cornelius Egan
mas burled this morning In St Mary's
cemetery from the residence of his sister,
Mrs. John I .ark In, lb South Thirty-third
The fune.ral services were In charge of
Rev. Charles Mugan, pastor of 6U Mary's
church, where the obsequies were cele
brated. Th following were the pallbearers:
Frank Brady. James Noon, William Brod-
erlck, Robert Larkln, John GllUn and Peter
Mas to City Goaalp.
The St. Bridget's base ball team beat the
Highland Parka yesterday by a acore of
M to I.
Rpy Condon leaves tdnlgM for a two
weeks' fishing trip In the mountains of
Colorado. i -
Toiuy Purth of Fortieth and Q streets,
gave a big fh dinner to some of hia friends
Misses Edith Ktnch and Margaret Mo
Mar tin started thia morning on a western
trip of aeveral weeks' endurance.
Captain Henry Elsf elder is confined to
his home hy Ulaesa. Puring his absence
from duty Charles Morton Is acting night
The fnnersl services of the 1st John V.
Vacek will be he'd Sundav afternoon at I
o'clock from h's Inte residence, 313 North
The following births hsve been reported
todnv: Michael Oalahsn anil wife. girl.
Joseph iTuche and wife. 4s North Nine
teenth street. bovT MsrMn 1,'lbei man and
wife. Thirtieth and Madison, bo.; Joseph
Theln and wife. 20 South Twenty-fourth,
Mr. and Mrs. John Daley were the recip
ients of a p!rHnt snrpilwe party lust
Thursday evening at their hot le. 2701 Mon
roe street. About thlrry-five g'leMs en
joyed the music snd dancing and partook
r the refreshments thut were servea oy
the hoBt and hestcss.
Percy Wells Puts
Over Another of His
Cute Little Stunts j
Great Champion of Reform Turns Up
in a New. Role at Mon
Th campaign that Is being carried on
by the opponents of the commission form
of government In Omaha Is taking on
some queer aspects. One of the latest
stunts of the ghost dancers was pulled off
at what purports to be ,an open meeting
of the Monmouth Park Improvement club,
held at the Monmouth park school house
Friday night. It was put through by
Percy A. Wells, the great home protector.
champion and leader of the volunteer
detective force, and patentee of the com
mission form of government, who. never
falls to stat that he Is a disinterested
promoter of good government, giving his
time to good work solely thst "the tribes
of men may prosper," and that h ex
pects to profit nothing by It '
Friday afternoon lata a telephone call
to The Be office from a gentleman who
modestly withheld his name, brought an
Invitation to send a reporter and a peti
tion for the commlsson form of govern
ment to the open meeting of the Mon
mouth Park Improvement club. It was
particularly requested that the petition be
sent, for the reason that a number of the
residents of that dlstrlot were anxious to
A reporter was sent out to th meeting,
who told the secretary of the club, Ed
Black, that he was front The Bee, and
asked If ha would be permitted to circulate
a petition among the auditors. Ha was
told that he might, but the secretary
asked permlFslon to speak to th meeting
first A consultation with Percy A. Wells,
the great conservator of the publlo rights
and private liberties, waa had by the sec
retary, and then Mr. Wells was intro
duced to the assemblage.
'Don't sign any petition for the com
mission form of government now," said
Mr. Wells. "The weather is too hot to
vote on It. Walt till cold weather comes,
when you can sign and vots In com
fort." Then he told what a great work ha has
been doing and the crowd smiled. After
Percy had finished, Secretary Black car
ried out his part of the program, advis
ing that no member of the club sign a
petition for the commission form ot gov
ernment And he, too, was ths occasion
of great menlment among ths assem
No petition waa presented for signature,
so the little disappointment Mr. Wells had
planned when he sent word to have one
sent out there left him rather up In the
BLAIR STARTLED BY SUIT
Action Brought by Mre. Dora. Ann
Against Mrs. Rcutfrovr Crentea
BLAIR, Neb., July X5.-Spclal.)-Tlie
filing of the suit for the sum of 0.000 by
Mrs. Dora Ames against Mrs. Nellie E.
Rentfrow for th allenlatlon of her hus
band, George W. Ames, affections, created
surprise In this city, where they have been
residents for a number of years and have
owned considerable property.
Family troubles have been numerous of
late, Mr. Ames being away from Blair
for a number of months,. Recently he re
turned at the urgent request of his wife
and a separation agreement was entered
Into between them, Mr. Ames giving to
his wife 11,600 In cash, the family resi
dence tn Blair and other secured property
amounting to $3,000. ' -
George Ames Is one ot the two sons ot
the late Joseph Ames, who at the time of
his death, about eight years ago, was a
wealthy farmer living soma four miles
south of Blair. He left th two boy prop
erty In farm land which today would be
worth upwarda of 160,000. There are no
children In the George Ames family except
two adopted ones. Attorney Clark O' Han-
Ion, who recently resigned as county Judge
to resume his law practice, has been re
tained by Mr. Ames.
Boy Dies from Lockjaw.
CRESTON. la., July IB.MSpecial.) Joe
Wade, 10 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs,
John Wade,, near Spauiding, died last night
from lockjaw. About a week ago the Jad
stepped on a rusty nail, which penetrated
his foot soma distance. Wednesday, symp
toms of tetanus developed and a Physician
worked all night Wednesday night with
him. Thursday, , It ' was thought he was
better and had a chance for recovery, but
during th day. ha grew rapidly worse and
Pour Deaths In Ono Family.
DYBRSVILLB. Ia., July 15. (Special.)
Joseph Rummele died at the home of his
parents yesterday after a short sickness.
This is the fourth member of the family
to die within three months. Three children
of the family were stricken with diph
theria and died within ten days' time. The
grief-stricken widow Is sick In bed with
the same disease that killed her husband.
Halns Light In Southwest Iowa.
CRESTON, la., July 16. 8peclal.)-No
rain aince the light one of Tuesday night
has fallen here, but the weather remains
cool and comfortable and a good part of
ths time, cloudy. Most of the southwestern
towns In the stats report lis-ht rains, nut
enough to overcome the" damaging ef
fects of the drouth up to date. Clarinda
reports ths heaviest rainfall.
Iowa News Notes.
IOOAN John Aleck, T. M. Adams
Sublet. Charlea Kiertcht. iron Oviatt and
Arthur Cadwell and others who handle
cream here took the examination at Deul
son recently in compliance with the new
GREENFIELD The city council 'of
Greenfield after inspecting seven different
kinds of paving, this week, let the contract
to Bee b Brothers of Omaha, the work to
begin August L The spectflcatlona call for
me nest ol material and Construction
IXXJAH The body of Opal Purcell was
taken to Woodbine thla afternoon for In
terment. Funeral services were tn rhurira
ot fclder W. f. Adama of Logan and were
held at Woodbine at 2:30. Opal Purcell. 10
years of age, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Purcell of Logan, died at the home
here Wednesday morning from the poison
ous errecia or a cone ot ice cream eaten
CRESTON Four Creston boys, Elmer
Hardman, Don Foster, Ray HaMlugj and
John Ewing. started Wednesday night ca
tn enduranoe trip through the atate to ba
gone thirty daya, planning to travel night
and rest day times. They have planned to
travel such distances each day aa will
require just thirty days to make the trip.
They went from here to Winterset, and will
so tnence to Arbor. Atlantic city, Elliott
Malvern, Sidney. Hamburg. Hraddy vtlle.
ueaaing, lonmsy and tnence home.
Persistent Advertising is ths Road to .Big
THE GREATEST PRICE CUTTING IN THE HISTORY OF OMAHA
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Much to our suprtse, we were notified on Thursday, at tha start ot the exravatlng for the new eighteen
story W. O. V. building to be erected just nest of us, that, as a matter of safety and precaution, we must
reduce our tremendous stock of Pianos now on our five floors, to prevent a possible weakening of tha west
wall of our building.
We will take no chances! Over 300 Pianos must be sold at once or removed to the storage warehouse.
We realize that, in order to sell Pianos quickly, prices have to be practically slaughtered, but rather than
put them In storage, we hare decided to Inaugurate a Quick Removal Sale and sell theai at practically
any price they will bring.
Sensation After Sensation
We promise during this sale to cut Piano prices deeper than anybody else has ever done In the west
or could afford to do.. If you Intend purchasing a Piano any time in the future, you owe it to yourself and
family to investigate the wonderful bargains offered. Select any Piano you desire, and we will let you
make your own terms on the-Montbly Payments. SALE STAKTS MONDAY MOKMNQ AT 8 O'CLOCK.
Here are only a few of -the many bargains:
Russell Upright, was $275,
Bradford Upright, slightly
used, was $250, now
Light ft Son Upright, In good con
dition, was $275, $118
Erbe Upright, worth 275 C107
a splendid bargain, at . V '
Arion Upright, was rented for
short time, was $275, CI 4C
Out-of-town inquiries will receive prompt attention during this sale. Write or wire for full particu
lars. We will pay R. R. fare to all purchasers from any point In Nebraska or Iowa.
"AT IT FOR OVER 52 YEARS"
131 1-1313 Farnam St. Phones: Doug. 1625; Ind., A-1625
BROWN MEN LOSE IN MERRICK
County Convention Gives Its Endorse-
ment to La Follette.
SHARP FIGHT ON ENDORSEMENT
Madiaoa County Republicans Vote tu
Badorae President Taft and Sen
ator Browst Democrats uf
Ciasre County Meet.
CENTRAL CITT, Neb., July 15. (Special
Telegram.) In the republican county con
vention Friday Insurgency won a substan
tial victory In "overwhelming endorsement
by Merrick county republicans of the pro
gresslveness of La Follette and George W.
Norris. This Is the home of W. T. Thomp
son, at present solicitor In the Treasury
department In Washington, and generally
considered ;to be Senator Norris Brown's
first lieutenant In political matters, and his
friends made a determined effort to capture
the convention and prevent Instructions
detrimental to Taft and brown.
The chief fight centered In Central City
the evening before when delegates were
chosen to the county convention. Brown's
friends being beaten In the caucus by a
vote of M to 63.
In the county convention the first clash
came over the selection of a chairman of
the county central committee. Will Rice
being elected over Attorney J. C. Martin
by a vote of 33 to 11.
The following were elected delegates to
the state convention:
Will Rice, J. A. Hays, R. Tooley, L. C.
Lawson, J, O. Blre, Perry Gage, Herman
Baese and W. C. bhclton.
The folowing Is a full text of the resolu
Hesolved, That we, the republicans of
Merrick county. In delegate convention as
sembled, reiterate our approval of Roose
velt's progressive principles aa expounded
and practiced by such able insurgent lead
ers as Senator La Follette and our con
gressman George W. Norris, and heartily
approve the course of leaders of progressive
republicanism, who are known at all times,
both In Washington and at home, by tha
press and by the people as true Insurgents.
We firmly believe In tbe precedent estab
lished by republicans In Merrick county, by
forty years' practice, that two terms Is
enough for any good republican, axid we
are opposed to the third term on principle
and as not tending to the party good.
CASS ' POLITICIANS- ARB BUSY
County Convention Culled to Meet at
Wreslag Water July 'i'i.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., July 15. (Spe
cial.) The republican county convention Is
called for July 2i at Weeping Water, the
primaries to select delegates to the county
convention meeting at their usual polling
places, Saturday,. July 15.
Bo far the candidates filed for nomina
County Treasurer Republican ticket.
Charles Warner; democratic ticket, W.
Hherlff Kepumican jicaei, u. ii. uuimon.
prebttnt incuinbeut; democratic ticket, G. P.
Linrton and uon KJioaen.
Clerk of the lilstrict Court J. B. Doug
lass and James Robertson.
County Judge uepubiican ucxei, A. j.
Beeson. . .
t.'ounty Clerk Democratlo ticket, D. C
County nuperinienaeni jjemocrauo ucaat,
Mary E. Fouler.
County Conimlasioner Republican ticket,
J. H. Colbert , of Weeping W ater, I'an
Lynn of Union, and Henry Heebner of Ne
bawka. From the above Hat Mr. Fox Is serving
his second term ss deputy treasurer. Mr.
Quinton Is serving his second term as
sheriff, while Mr. Robertson has been
county clerk three terms and Is serving
his second term as clerk of the district
court' Mr. Beeson Is serving his i.econd
term as Judge of the county court, and M ss
Foster Is serving her second term as super
intendent, while Douglass was county
Judge from 1900 to 1904. There will be other
filings on the republican ticket, probably
William Delles Dernulr for county Judge
and Frant Gobbelman for county clerk. Miss
Louise Marquardt of Avoca la talked of
for county superintendent on the republican
List of Filings 1st Saline.
CRETE, Neb., July 15. Speclal.)-The
following la a complete list of the filings
as candidates for nomination at the pri
mary election to be held Auguat 15, filed
with th clerk of Balls county; For rail-
Straus & Sons Upright, rented for
a while, was ?276, $45
Kingsbury Upright, mahogany
r0w .,2.5: $140
I, & C. Fischer Upright, nearly
new, was 350, CfCC
a snap at I Uv
Seven Steger Fianos, were used in
colleges, were $400, youreMQll
choice of these for .... y I 30
Nine Steger Pianos, been used only
for demonstration, were
I $375, choice for
way commissioner, J. J. Langer, republican. 1
For county treasurer, Henry V. Jelinek and
E. A. Prokop, republicans, and Joseph
Honzik, Joseph Shestak and Anton Shim
onek, Jr., democrats and people's Inde
pendent. For county clerk, John Shafra
nek, republican, and Alois Slepicka, demo
crat and people's Independent. For sheriff,
Herman Wlssenbergr, republican, and Henry
A. Greer, democrat and people's independ
ent; Phillip C. Mosher, democrat; E.
Wyckoff, republican. For county Judge:
J. W. Bhabata, J. J. Grimm, republicans.
For county superintendent, L. J. Bouchal,
republican; D. G. Hopkins, democrat and
people's Inndependent. For clerk of tha
district court, 8. A. Bhestak, J. V. Bhestak,
democrat and people's Independent; F. O.
Kucera, republican. For eounty commis
sioner, Herman Wahl, democrat and peo
ple's Independent. For coroner, Dr. Jo
seph Slmecek, democrat and people's In
dependent. Thirty-Two Drowned
When Vessel Sinks
Steamer Irma Collides with Diamante
During Storm in Estuary of
San Juan River.
NEW YORK, July 15.-A dispatch from
Port Llmon, Costa Rica, to the Times, re
porta that thirty-two passengers and sev
eral members of the crew of the steamer
Irma were drowned or crushed to death
when the vessel was sunk in a collision
during; a storm In the estuary of the San
Juan river. The colliding steamer Is given
as tha Diamante and the news is said to
hava reached Port Llmon from Blueflelds.
Most of the passengers of the Irma were
below when the collision occurred, because
of the heavy weather, and to this fact, the
dispatch says, Is due the heavy Ioks of life.
The Diamante, It la said, was damaged,
but kept afloat.
GETS FISHHOOK IN HER EYE
Mrs. H. A. Fans-man of Nashua Meets
with Accident While Driving
NASHUA, la., July 15. (Speclal.)-Mra.
II. A. Fangman met with a very peculiar
accident. She was engaged In driving - the
files out of the kitchen, and was using her
apron as the weapon. Near the door was
a window and on the window frame was
a fishhook. In some way, she hardly knows
how, the hook caught In her apron and In
swatting the files It was thrown Into he
eye, the hook penetrating beyond the barb.
A surgeon waa at one summoned and cut
the hook out. Just what will be the final
result cannot now be told.
This picture shows the Improvements on a small ranch of 736
acres, 4 miles from Bassett, the county seat of Rock County, Nebraska,
a thrifty western town. The land Is all fenced and crons fenced with
new 3-wire fence, all Improvements In good condition and cost lnculd
ing fencing. $2,350.00. Nearly one-half of this land should be cul
tivated, but at present there is only about 30 acres in tame grass and
under cultivation. The west one-half is slightly rolling and sandy. It
is used for pasture. Nearly all the east half Is adapted to alfalfa, it
being sandy loam with clay subsoil. Owner cut hay enough to winter
125 bead of stock. Good cement cellar under house; small orchard
and garden patch; cement school house one mile; telephone, 2 wind-
mills and S tanks; good quail and chicken shooting, also good trout
fishing one-half mile, New R. H. survey runs through N. E. corner of
land. Adjoining lands held at from $20 to $40 acre. Former price on
this was $20, bat now $17.60 per acre buys,U. Will accept aa part pay
ment a good rental property, business of residence to the extent of
$6,000.00. This land is clear of incumbrance and fully worth the
money. It will make a No. 1 dairy ranch. For further particulars,
Addrees, WILLIAM COLFAX, I1AB8KTT, NEBRASKA.
will follow in rapid succes
sion during this forced sale
Five of those Beautiful Are Style
Steger Pianos, slightly C40C
' used, were $450, now
Knabe. Upright, fine condi
tion, cost $375, now....
Estey Upright, Blrdseye Maple
case, slightly used, CI QC'
cost $350, now ysOU
7 NEW Celebrated Hand Made
Schmoller & Mueller Pianos, in
all woods, recently brought in
from our branch houses, will be
Bold during this sale regardless of
Death List in Fire
Will Not Exceed 100
Relief Expeditions Cover Greater
Fart of District and Fail to Re
port Further Loss of Life.
TORONTO, Ont., July lS.-Although the
relief expeditions covered the greater por
tion of the burned Porcupine district to
day, they failed to report any further loss
of life than was contained In yesterday's
dispatches, which placed the number, of
lives lost at about 100. With the arrival of
additional relief workers the burned area
Is being covered thoroughly.
Many of the, missing are believed to have
fled far Into the Interior and found refuge
at Isolated farm houses and, although safe,
may not be heard, from for several weeks.
Richard A. Cartwrlght and his son, It. A.
Cartwright, Jr., who were reported yester
day among the missing and probably )ont,
are safe at Hallebury.
Reports of the latest survivors Indicate
that the fires started In Immense blotches
Instead of In one place and failed to cover
the whole district.
Frank Cochrane, minister of lands and
mines, Is convinced from his Investigation
that the loss of life will' not exceed 100.
The first refugees of the fire-swept dis
trict, horror-stricken by the disaster, be
lieved that the flames must have swept a
very great area. The latest of the surviv
ors say the devastated area was confined
to Whitney and Tisdale townships.
IS NEW FIRM MONEY TRUST?
Department of Justice Inquiring; Into
Affalra of National City Com.
pany of New York.
WASHINGTON, July 16. The Depart
ment of Justice Is inquiring into the. Na
tional City company, the tlu.ooo.000 se
curity corporation recently conceived by
the National City bank interests of New
York, to ascertain if It will be in viola
tion of the federal statutes as a "bank
trust" or "money . trust."
Attorney General Wickersham is await
ing complete Information before determin
ing on action.
The courts have specifically ruled
against one national bank acquiring the
stock of another. Government officials
consider that the National City bank cir
cular, of June 30 contains a more or less
tacit admission that the National City
company Is going to engage tn business In
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