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THH OMAHA SUNDAY HKK: PKCKMHKIi 17. 1!11.
TAFT WORKERSARE CHOSEN
Webster Announces Vice Presidents
and Executive Committee.
TO FORM SUB ORGANIZATIONS
Mrmbmhly, ef Ceanty Rrnobltraa
Clok Now Xitubtn Nearly One
Thonsaad Mustnr ud
Conference of Educational Promoters in Session at York
. John I Webster, chairman of the lug
J Count Republican club, pursuant to
the action of the ornanliatlon at Its meeting-
at the Hotel Home Saturday. Decem
ber 9. has announced the enerutive com
.inittee and the vice president. Twenty
five vice president have been appointed
to have Charge Of SUburiranlEatinna anil n
help perfect tlie club and increase Ita
membership. The membership now totals
Nearly 1,X0 business and professional men
of Douglas county. The club will work In
conjunction with the several Taft organi
sations throughout the state.
' The executive committee which has been
elected Is as follows:
: Wal1rfB H. A. Pearle
V J1-'lucho' Franklin tshotwell
I. Klerstead Chus. L. Saunders
Myron I.. bearneo. .1 nines Walsh
i . F. McOre William V hltaker
, Ictor Rose water
Following are the vice presidents:
J 'avid Anderson A. W. Jefferis
Charles T. Kountse
J. C. Lynch
K. . McUllton
J. V. McArdle
Joseiph H. Millard
A. C. Fancoust
J. C. Robinson
William A. Kedlck
Arthur C 8mith
V. K. Tucker
V. J. Trainor
John O. Wharton
John T. Yates
.Harry C. Brome
John P. Breen
Milton T. Barlow
A. J. Donatio
John A. Dempstor
.Henry H. Uenau
k'am'l K. Oreenleaf
"M. J. Oreevey
1. M. Haverly
Joseph B. Hummel
Many (Jolna; to Lincoln.
1 The club at Its meeting Saturday passed
a resolution that all membera and all
tither republicans of Douglas county who
fere In favor of the renomlnatlon of Wll
Jlam Howard Taft for president be re
quested to attend a mass convention to ba
held at IJncoln, December 19. 1911. A com
mittee waa appointed -to ascertuln what
members would attend and haa been ad
vised and made report -that tha following
iave already Signified a willingness to go:
Wesley Adklns George .untiles
nanes Ansiaac Hen M. Maker
(has. j. Anderson,
Nela J. Anderson
T'r. R. 8. Anglln
E. M. Bartlett
John W. Battln
Irving; V. Baxter
J. Fred Behrn
J. I Belsel
J. t. Barlxht
. C. C. Belden
I.ouls Merka ' '
W. H. Buchoi
Harry C. Brome
A. H. Burnett
J. P. Breen
Frank Brown lea
Dr. Fred. Bacon
Harry 8. Byrne
Charles E. Block
V.. V. Hr alloy .
U. 8. Bcnawa
. H. Brewer
T. W. Burchmore.
V. W. Bingham
M. 3. Burness
1'. 8. Bolen
Itoscoe O. Conklin
H. W. Cowduroy
Thomas D. Crane
M. D. Cameron
M. o. CumUngtiara
K. C. Cockrell
"W. J3. Oiristlf
John T. Dliion
J. W. Cramer
George' Craig -James
H. a. Counsmatl
A. J. Donahoe
T. A. Donahoe
T. B. Dysaro J
T. J. Dysart
' Frank Dewey
ChB. T. Dickinson
lred H. Davia .
John A. Dempster;
W. H. Dorrance'
W. W. Eastman
W. a; Foster
Charles K. Foster
Charles F. Foster
Ouy C. Fleming
J. K. George
William F. Gurlejr
Henr U. Genau
M. J. Greevey
Pain'l K. Greenleaf
W. D. Griffin
James 8. GoetS
Frank 8. Howell
James B. Haynea
V. H. Hatteroth
Thomas W. Hazen
A. B. Hunt
C. H. I sard
Joeeph IS. Hummel
Itobert Houghton -J.
Kdward T. Heyden
L. O. Holmberg
V. J. Hunter -
Frank C. Best
. 11. H. Baldrige
J. Hi Ballard
8. C. Barnes
Fred H. Hoye
D. L. Johnson
Albeit W. Jefferis
W. P. Johnson
Charles T. Kouhtze "
W. 1. Klerstead
J. L. KaJey
J. J. Kaspar
J. C. Kinsler
Louis J. Klebba
W. it. Linen
James C. Lindsay
Lben K. Long
L. K. Larsen
Myron L. Learned
K. G. McGllton
Geo. D. Meiklejohn
C. F. MoGrew
A. H. Murdock
J. F. McCardla
N. D. Mann 7 1 ,
John L. McCagua
Joe Marrow -
1 John Wlnlkus-' '
. Frank Mahoney
C. O. McDouaUl
T. H Matters
C. F. McNeil
Henry F. Meyers
A. I. Mead
K. H. Olmstead
H. E. Ostrum
Arthur Pancoast '
John G. Pegg
J. C. Robinson
William A. Redlck .
K. M. Robinson
"W. E. Rhoadee
Samuel W. Hcott
K. G. Schrorer
Fred W. Bhotwell
Frank E. (Stone
W. W. Slabaugh
Clyde C. Sundblad
Arthur C emlth
Franklin Bhotwell .
W. G. Bchrtver
8. A. Bearle
Cltas. L. Saunders
B. F. Thomas
H. C. llmrne
P. J. Trainor
P. 8. Tucker
N. K. Van Husen
B. J. Woodruff
John L. Webstef -Gurdon
H. D. Walker
A. N. Yost
John Ti' Yates
Doctor, Accused of
: Murder, Bound, Over
BAD AXE, Mich., Dee. lS.-After a
sensational climax of his preliminary
examination. Dr. Robert A, McGregor of
I'bly, charged with tha murder of Cyril
imparling at Ubly, today was bound over
without ball to circuit court.
Miss Margaret Glbbs of Port Huron,
the nurse charged with being an acces
sory after the fact, waived examination.
Her ball was fixed Bt 1,0U0, which she
The last witness for the prosecution,
Sheriff Donald McAule of Huron county,
valet .that after tha Inquest to determine
the cause of -Cyril Sparling's death he
talked with Dr. McGregor and the latter
asked him 'If the authorities were going to
exhume the' other Sparling bodies., Four
members of .the family, three suns and
the father, died of a suspicious ailment.
' 'It you do,' Dr. McGregor said to me,
Sheriff McAUley .said, 'I know you will
find poison. I knew It all along and tgld
Vr.' Conboy so before the old man died.
If you fellows will take up Albert Spar
ling and find poison In him, I know of
man who can make Mrs. Sparling con
"I said: 'For God's sake, why don't you
get busy; that's Just what we want.'
McGregor said: 'I would have to look
in the glass to find him.' "
BOHEMIAN GYMNASTS TO
COMPETE IN CHICAGO
Otto Slapnlcka and Rudolph Zlkmund
U1 represent tha weatorn division of
Tel Jed Sokol at tlse gymnaatlo contest
Irt Chicago January S. At this contest
representatives of tha United Bute will
t chosen to compete In the International
ontest at Prague, Bohemia, in June. Ths
International contest Is held at Prague
very flvo years. Eight men will be sent
from this country.
Key to ths Situation Bc Advertising.
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Diamond Dick of . .
Dime Novel Fame
Dies of Injuries
OGDIlNSrll.RG, X. Y., Dec. !. Word
was reielved hern today of the death
Wednesday litiiht In Kansas City, Kan.,
of Gouge II. McClelland, better known
a "Diamond Dick" famous in dime novel
lore, from Injuries received In being run
down by a train while driving over a
McClelland was a native of Ogdensburg
and his pnrrnt.i still reside here. He wi
a crack shot with a rifle, his favorlt
trick being the shooting of an apple from
a man's head.
He ran away from home at the age ot
1. and In 1ST! Joined "Buffalo Bill."
"Wild Pill." and "Texas JacX" In the
show business. He Is said to have been
thn flrit doctor In Oklahoma and when
the Spanish war broke out he organised
ii regiment of old Indian braves and of
fered thoir services to the country.
'Pluninnd Dick" gained his sobriquet
bin uuse uf the lare number of diamonds
he wore. Ills body will be brought to
OKtlensb-.irK for burial.
BUNDAT AFTERNOON BESSION OT HIGH SCHOOL- STUDENTS AND HDt'CATIONALi PROMOTERS OF TUB STATE IN ATTENDANCE AT Til 13 FIRST CONFERENCE, HELD AT YORK, NEB..
i Ol'X.ILAlIiifC MO, 1911,
SHOW GIRLS FREED BY JURY
Women Charged with Shooting W.
E. D. Stokes Aoquitted.
DELIEEBATE LESS THAN HOUR
Hotel that 1 the ' Millionaire Hotel
Man Wm "hot In Belf-Defensn
Flays Both Sides.
NEW TORJC Dso. J6-UlliaA Graham
and Ethel Conrad, tho show girls charged
with shooting W. E. D. Stokes, tha mil
lionaire hotel man, were aoqultted by ths
Jury yesterday aitsr fifty-eleht minutes'
The "shooting show girls" ware tnea
on an Indictment of three counts, the.
first charging an attempt to murder
Stokes. Of consideration of this count,
ths Jurors were relieved by Justice Mar
cus, at tha requast 6 district attorney.
The court restricted ths lury to the
second and third counts, which charged.
respectively, assault in tha first aegre
with tntsnt to kW, and assault n the
second degres with intent to ao ooauy
While the lurr was deliberating" tha two
defendants were held prisoners in an
adjoining- room. Waiting was obviously
an ordeal or both. When summoned to
hear tha verdict, Mlsl Graham appeared
nniirunr and waa assisted Into ths court
room trembling as with a ' chill. The
more spirited Miss Conpad cama unas
sisted, but she seemed highly nervous.
Miss Conrad Hysterical.
When tha alrla faced ths foreman he
announced the words "not guilty." Miss
Conrad cried: "Thank God," and went
Into violent hysterics. She sank to ths
caunsel table, then Jumped up again,
shrieking, tearing her hair and throwing
her arms about wildly. It was a sur
prise to ths spectators, for Miss Con
rad had kDt much the better nsrvs Of
tha two defendants throughout ths trial.
On tha other hand." Miss Graham, who
continually wept during the trial, " and
sobbed the mors when she heard the
verdict, recovered herself- when she saw
her companion so aXfeoted, and acted
a comforter to bar younger friend.
Tf wa at first thought that Miss Con
rad hod misunderstood ,ths verdict and
her oompanlon tried to assurs her that
they were free.
"Oh, I know," she said. 'Tell mother
we are free. Tell her ws are coming
The girl's hysteria continued fully ten
minutes before her friends succeeded In
quieting her.- '
She recovered as suddenly as she was
attacked and, with Misa Graham on her
arm, issued from the court room to ba
greeted with cheers by a large crowd
gathered outside. Many persons stepped
forward to shake their hands. They
stepped into a tailcab and were whirled
away to dinner.
Fonr Ballots Taken.
The Jury arrived at Its verdict after
taking four ballots. On three of them
the Jurymen voted each time 11 to 1 for
acquittal, the one man dissenting belpg
In favor of a conviction on second degree
The apectators who crowded the court
room did not appear surprised. No one
was present representing Stokes except
counsel. His young wife, who had besn
In the court room most of the day, de
cided not to await the outcome. It was
said soma hours later that the verdict
had not been announced to Stokes up to
that time. He was said to be still dan
gerously 111 and In considerable pain fol
lowing the recent operation for the re
moval of an abscess on his kidney, '
The summing up argument which As
sistant District Attorney Buck ner made
against the girls was a dramatic feature
of the late afternoon session of the court.
He flourished tb,e revolvers with which
the girls had shot Stokes and punctuated
his recital of the shooting and his scorch
ing denunciation of both Stokes and ths
girls by frequent snaps of the trigger.
"Law must be enforced to be ennobled,
not to be laughed at, giggled at, spat
upon and danced upon and sung over on
the vaudeville stage," were some of Mr.
BueVnef s words.
He referred to the contention of coun
sel for the defense that Mr. btokes could
not be punished and that ths girls had
been punished enough. He said:
"Perhaps It Is no punishment for a man
with a six months' bride and a 14-year-old
son to have such things hawked about
blm in every village and hamlet as havs
been published in this case. And how
have these girls been punished? While
Stokes was nursing his wounds they hung
his bloody trousers outside of a theater
and asked the public to deposit its money
In the box office."
Judge Caatlona Jnrors.
Judge Marcus said In his charge to ths
Jurors that the only theory of ths defense
was self-defense. He declared that all ths
other matters brought out In ths case
were relevant only to show ths relations
of tho parties. Ha cautioned tha Jurors
not to let their emotions overrun their
reason; simply because the defendants
Stokes waa shot when he called at ths
apartment of the show girls on the night
of June 7. He said ha had gone there at
the invitation of Miss Conrad, with the
expectation of getting letters he had writ
ten to Mies Graham and that when he got
there the girls laid before him a demand
for money, with a flourish of revolvers
and a threat to shoot. The girls said
Stokes attacked them and that he eel sou
their revolvers long enough to fire two
shots and they shot also, several bullet
taking affect In the millionaire's legs.
Nurse from Omaha
Dead in Bath Tub
, Drowned in a bath tub, the body of
Mrs. Cora Bell Crane, a trained nurso
employed In the home of Leonard Ev
erett, 810 Second avenue, Council Bluffs,
was found at 10:80 o'clock last night by
Mrs. Anna Richardson, governess for ths
Everett children. t' .
Mrs. Crane had gone to the hath at 7:30
o'clock and was not missed until water
pouring from under the bath rqom door
announced that something waa wrong. I
Dr. A. P. Hanchett immediately was'
called and, found that ths woman's death
waa partly dua to heart failure. She had
fainted In the tub, the physician said, and
remained unconscious until tha water
cama up and drowned her,
C, B. Crane, the husband, 001 South
Thirty-third street, and Charles Crane, a
son, boarding wlih Charles Sllngerland,
No. C Shelby court, Omaha, were notified
of the death by Coronsr Cutler, who had
taken the body, Mrs. James Hill, a
daughter, of Dexter. 111., also was noti
Mrs. Crane was 40 years old. She had
been caring for tha Everett children, who
have been alok, for about a Week.
O, B. Crane Is employed at the Inde
pendent Lumber company and the son,
Charles, works for ths Wolf Electric
Ths body of Mrs. Crane probably will
be sent to Dsxter for burial.
Feast of Lights Starts
With Talk by Eabbi
The first night of ths "Feast of Lights"
was solemnised by tha Jews of Omaha at
Temple Israel last night when Rabbi
Frederick Cohn made an address on the
feast of the Maccabees. He said ths
feast of lights was a brilliant period In
Jewish history and was started In the
year 165 B. C. That year according to
Rabbi Cohn waa epoch. making In the
world's history. It slgnallsed the birth
of paganism on one hand and 'Judaism
on the other hand. ' That 'tno Jewish
peopled triumphed as tbey have Is due
mors to ths Maccabees, the leaders among
Jews, than to any other, class of people.
They Inspired them to remain true to ths
Jewish faith, "if salvation Is of ths
Jews," said Rev. Mr. Cohn, "as the testa
ment says, then the world Is Indebted to
the Maccabees because they caused
The feast of lights lasts for eight days.
Last night the first light Was lit and
tonight two lights will be lighted and
then one every night until the last night
when eight lights will be lighted..
The i boys of the confirmation class
and Sara Rubenateln will conduct the
servleee at the church Sunday afternoon
at f o'clock. Eight lights will be. lighted
by the following children; Manuel Pries
man, Mildred Cohn, Max Holzman, Hen
rietta Kobn, Marka Lorig, Anna Blank,
Ronald UladHtone and Jennie Levlnson.
MISSING YOUNG GIRL
IS SEEN IN KENOSHA
CHICAGO, Dec. 16. A new clew In the
search for Violet Buehler 15. years old,
who disappeared after leaving her moth
er's State street hobel, November Jb,
preparatory to going to Racine, Wis.,
was followed today by detectives.
Samuel J. Wlnear, a retired minister,
told the police he had seen a girl
answtrlng the description of Miss Buehler
talking with two men at the d.'pot at
Kenosha November 2. The glii. said
Wlnegar, sparently whs begging ths men
to permit her to leave them. Roth men.
he said, wore gray overcoats and were
middle aged. ' . .
Jewish Women Elect
Officers of Council
PHILADELPHIA, Deo. 10. Miss Sadie
American was re-elected executive secre
tary of the Council of Jewish women at
the election held here today. The Insur
gent members supported Miss Julia
Pelslenthal of ' Chicago.
Mrs. Carrie Mlsch of Providence, R. I.,
was re-elected presidnnt. Others elected
Include: Mrs. Enoch Raup, Pittsburgh,
first vice president; Mrs. Julius Pappe,
Chicago, second vice president; Mrs. Paul
KesHel, Kansas City, recording secretary;
Mrs. Joseph Friend, New Orleans, treas
urer; Mrs. Henry Strang, Louisville,
The following were elected directors for
six years: Mrs. M. A. Welnburg, Chi
cago; Mr. Janet S. Harris, Denver; Mrs,
Otto Kempner, Brooklyn; Mrs. Ootava
Cohen, Charleston, 8. C: Mrs. Seymour
Bamuels, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Glecksman,
Mrs. Ilmma Kckhouse of Indianapolis
was elected director for three years.
. Tha key to auccess In business is tha
Judicious and persistent use of newspaper
PROVIDENCE CLUB SOLD TO
OWNERS OF DETROIT TEAM
FROVIDENCK, R. T.. Dec.' 18.-The
Trovldenee club of the International
Base ball league was sold today to Frank
C. Navln and W. II. Yawkey, owners of
the Detroit team of the American league.
It waa announced that the price paid
Fred Inke. scout for last year'a St
Louis club, haa accepted the position of
manager bf the Providence team for next
Key to the Situation Bee Advertising.
to Have Operation
NKW YORK. rec. li.. Cornelius Van
derbilt Is to undergo an operation for
appendicitis some time today, according
to u story published here thla morning.
After two months of health below nor
ms! the young millionaire's Illness
rcnctird on ncitto stage within the last
seventy-two hours, it Is asserted, and
after a consultation It was decided that
An immediate operation was necessary.
DrvBana F BailcY
This Institution is the only one
In the central weat with separate
buildings situated In their, own
tample grounds, yet entirely
distinct and rendering It possible
to classify cases. The one building
being fitted for nnd devoted to tha
treatment of noncontagious and
nonmental diseases, no others be
ing admitted. The other Rest
Cottage, being designed for add
devoted to the exclusive treatment
of select mental rases, requiring
for a time watchful care and spe
cial nursing. (
Xmas at Omaha's Bi
g Drug Store
Moore's Non-Leakable Fountain Pens
(100 STYLES TO SELECT FROM)
Parker's Lucky Curve Fountain Pens
(142 STYLES TO SELECT FROM)
Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens
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EVERY PEN GUARANTEED FOR ONE YEAR 14 K GOLD POINTS WE KEEP THEM IN REPAIR FREE THOUSANDS ,
TO SELECT FROM.
Safety Razors Leather Goods All at Reduced Prices Can(Jy Dept.
Nothing- niakeg a more, ao j,. Hand Bags
ceptable and practical gift for . t . nr
a g-entleman than tha SAFETY " y ; l JJWa
RAZOR: . Wo have them all. Gentlemen'! Card Caaes ,
at 50 to $5
at 50 to $5
at $1.50 to $3
at $1.50 to
at $1.50 to $25
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Ever Read Safety Razor. .$1
Gem Junior Safety Razor.. SI
Leslie's Safety Razor...... SI
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Auto Strop Safety Razor.. $5
Leslie's Safety Razor $5
Razor .....$5 to $15
Same as 25c Cash
Present this part of our ad. to
tha Clsar I-iepartment and yoa
will rec-ejve a cash credit of 16
cents on any boa of Clears you
Ws havs the popular brands
packed In suitable boxes lor
SSe t SS.00 per Baa.
Entire Surplus Stock Burleigh Glove Co.
OF OMAHA ON SALE AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
$2.50 to $4.50 values, on
sale at .. .$1.50 $3.25
$2.00 to $3.00 values, ou
Bale at . . .$1. lO $2.00
$1.00 to $1.50 values, on
ale at 75tf $1.10
Burleigh Gloves are all
high quality goods.
Every finished glove in
stock, including Imported
Capes, High Grade liorse
hides and all lined goods
will he found on tho
llere is an opportunity
to buy your Christmas
presents at wholesale
: No department of our business Is
anr mora' deserrlns; of the publk
attention than our Confectionery. We,
sirs' making special aransamente for'
. Christmas, pecklns up Boa-Bona and '
Chocolates In fancy and attractive
packages, suitable for the occasion
Wa have too many kinds to describe'
them all. Wa have additional help
to take cars of those rush days at'
Orisiaal AllesrretH Ckaealata
reason, Vt tm B-le. eexee, par
Hurler's Ckoealatea, Vt 6-lk.
bases, per lb M
A I'liarese Sweets C'hemlatea.
U'Hlsrtdsr mm batarday SOa
Raypllaa hnrelatra, 1 a ad 3-lb.
bears only, per lb SOe .
ftchool Day tboealatea, per lb.... SO
I'eaaaat free with each peaad box.
I'ore Husar t'aady C'aaca, all alaea,
I'are t'aae flctsar Stick Caady, per
bea 1S ,
Vt'.RY SPIXCIAL I Tlt AFTER
tor Vaallla t'hoeelate t'reanse. per
foe Chocolate Coated Praaats, per
o Chocolate Peaant Clusters,
per Ib 25a
Pare Freeh Caady, parked la
faaey baskets 75e aad .
Inre, Fresh Hoaae-Made Caady,
parked In laaey bosea, T5 to SS.Oa
IAL1CU AMU FIIESH KITS.
Yoar brlstmaa Ulaner will not be
complete wtiheat patroalslas; this
Salted Fresh New Crop Alaaoada,
per Ib 80e
Sailed Freak New Crop Poeaaa,
per Ib 86e
baited' Freak New Crop Fllberla.
Per Ib 80s
(sited Freeh New Crop Cashews,
per lb SOa
Salted Freeh New Crop Plata
rates, per lb SSa
Salted Freak New Crop Feaaata,
r lb. ao.
MyersDillon Drug Co.
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