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The Omaha Sunday Bee
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VOL. XLIH NO.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 20, 1913-FIVE SEOTION&r-TniRTY-TWO PAG15S.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS
He Also Closes Saloons Because He
Fears Repetitions of Disorder
of Friday Night.
EDITOR GETS OUT INJUNCTION
Says Mayor is Responsible for Dis
play of Red Flag.
MARINES AND SAILORS RIOT
Quarters of I. W. W. and Socialists
in Seattle Wrecked.
BURN FURNITURE AND BOOKS
Address of Secretary Danlela Dc
nonncltur the Red Flap; is Al
leged to Be One of the
Cansea of Disturbance.
SEATTLE, Wash., July M.-Declarlng 1 fenco did not result in .definite action,
that a "condition of riot and tumult Senator Fall, who has been a critic ot
"which prevailed last night was In "lm- tho Bovcrnment's Mexican policy, sprung
minent danger of renewal," Mayor a ,nlItl sensation In the senate by asking
George P. Cotterlll of this city j tno adoption ot a resolution defining a
proclaimed his assumption of control of Policy of the government regarding for
tius city pollco today, closed oil saloons c'sn relations. It said every American
and ordered tho suspension of publico- citizen and his property everywhere must
tlon of tho Seattle Times, unless proofs '
of each edition be submitted to hlni. The
newspaper office was surrounded by po
lice just before noon to enforce tho order.
The publishers or the primes announced
they had sought injunctions against the
mayor and pollco.
ISdttor Ulatnea Mayor.
Clarenco B. Blethen, managing editor
of the paper, Issued a statement chars-
ing Mayor Cotterlll with responsibility
for tho riots of tha last two nights In Here today. The message said,
that he had permitted "the display of "Accept mission to Japan solely and
tho red flag and spread of anarchistic authoritatively to give thanks for tho
principles" upon streets during the Pot- embassy of that government to our re
latch festival. This, Blethen said, had cent centennial. Any other motlvo Is
led to tho attack upon United States unfounded and entirely false."
soldiers two nights ago and to tho re- j The message Is Interpreted to mean that
tallatory attack upon Industrial Work- Diaz will be a presidential candidate.
era of the World and socialist headquar- , .
ters last night by civilians and sailors RnnfTl OTT1 Ponifin
. V, h. Porffla fleet.
Mnyor Dlscassrs, Ills Order.
In a .statement to tho Associated Press,
Mayor Cotterlll said ho had ordered tht,
closing of tho Times because of tho pub
lication by that paper yesterday, ot a
. m . m 11,.
"cabled account or secretary ot mo
Navy Daniels' address, wh.cK incited the
sallorB to "do just what they did last
"It represented to them that the secre
tory of the .naY,,wIshed, them, to,attack.
the Industrial Workers," he said.
' RSMtybif.aaidtbo police had received
Jnforrhauon tKat another attack upon tha
California workers had been planned for
tonight by soldiers on leave from the
army posts about, the city. lie said ho
was determined to restrain the Times and
keep the saloons closed until after Sun
day when the Potlatch festival crowd
would hnve dispersed.
Shortly after noon fifty soldiers were
gathered on First avenue with a blg
crowd around them. All sailors were J
kept aboard their ships. The soldiers de
clared there would be another outbreak
The injunction sought by the Times was
issued by Superior Judge Humphries later
in the day.
Sailors Lead Mob.
Readers of the Industrial Workers and
of the socialist party, cast up today the
damage done last night when a mob ot
sailors from the Pacific reserve fleet, as
sisted by British civilians, wrecked the
downtown headquarters and the uptown
meeting place of the Industrial Workers
ot the World and the. headquarters ot the
two branches of tho socialist party. So
cialist leaders estimate that they suffered
the heaviest loss, 1,800 in books and fur
niture. Aside from broken windows no
damage was done to the buildings. The
damage to the Pcnlel mission meeting
place, broken Into by mistake, was not
The sailors who led the mob did not
appear to be in a very ugly mood and
no one was seriously injured, although
several men were slightly hurt hv fist
fights. Only one man required treatment
at tho city hospital.
The only man arrested by the police
waa Walter Thurbcr, an Industrial
Worker, who Icnocked down a fire de
partment captain, when the latter dis
played amusement while viewing the
wreckage in front of the socialist hall.
None of the sailors waa molested by the
police, but the provost guard sent ashore
from tho flagship West Virginia rounded
up all the men after several hours ot
work and early today there was not a
sailor to be seen on tho streets.
Amnalnir Keanres of Riot.
The march of the hundreds of civilian,
marshaled by tho sailors, who led the
procession waiving American flogs seized
from the Potlatch festival decorations.
was not without its amusing features.
Whenever the provost guard hove in
sight sallor'-rtotera disappeared in the
crowd. Many of the civilians mistook
tho provost guard for tha rioting sailors
and cheered them lustily.
When the furniture thrown out of the
Industrial Workers' meeting place at
WfiMiaka and Oliva was burned the
frame hotel. Guests clambered down
the fire escape
in nighties, while tno
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MR. BRYAN MEETS SENATORS
Secretary Consults Members of For
eign Relations Committee.
FALL CAUSES MILD' SENSATION
Senator Introduces Resolution De
claring that Americans and
Their Property Elsewhere
Blast lie Protected.
WASHINGTON, July , 19.-Sccretary
Bryan had an executive conferenco with
the sennto foreign relations .commltteo
at tho capltol today and while tho Mex
ican situation was not touched on, It waa
said tho primary object of tho meeting
troaties with Great Britain. Prance ana
Renewals were delayed some tlmo aso
on the objection of Senator Chamberlain
to tho treaty with Great Britain. Us
feared a rcnowal might compel the
United States to arbitrate the Panama
canal tolls dispute.
President Wilson has expressed to
Chairman Bacon a wish that the new
treaties bo ratified and Secretary Bryan
has predicted thoy would be.
The proposed treaty with Nicaragua,
providing for the payment of a large sum
by the United States In return for an
cxcluslvo canal routo and certain naval
baso sites, was discussed, but the con-
u Protected oy tno united btnts.
Vrtie resolution went over because of ob.
jections by Senator Kern and otlwr
Krllx Din Will He Cnndldnte.
LAREDO, Tex., July 19. Humors that
political exile Is involved in Genera
Felix Dluz's special embassy to Japan
to thank the government for Its par
ticipation In tho Mexican centennial, are
denied In a message from Diaz received
ram vmcsr-n , ...
of an lntorstato .corporation to raise
funds for disbursement in various states
was attacked, today by the Southern Pacific-company
In bT suit filed hereWn the
"United States court.
The company seeks an injunction re
straining ,tho California Itallroad com
mission from asserting jurisdiction over
a contemplated Issue ot equipment .trust
certificates, aggregating- approximately
$6,000,000, to bo raised in New York and
spent in several western states.
The complaint contends that It tho
right Is granted to any ont stato to de
clare void securities issued without the
approval of that state's delegated agent,
such right must be conceded to all
states. Such a condition, it Is held, would
set up a conflict of authority, which
would mako Impossible any general plan
of financo satisfactory to all commis
sions. Specifically the suit Is aimed at the
California publlo unities act, but an
nouncement is made that a similar act
will be filed tomorrow against the Ari
zona act, which is identical. In tho Ari
zona suit, however, a $30,000,000 Issue of
two-year notes already approved by the
California commission Is the basis ot tho
HONO KONG. China, July 19. Tho
m at- m.. Tr.nni
severance of Provide of Kwa Sfun
was proclaimed by the governor general,
of Kwang-Tung today. The capital, of
the province Is Canton.
The governor general declares tho pro
vincial council has appointed him gover
nor general and commander in chief to
lead the southern troops against those of
Provisional President Yuan Shi Kal. This
step has been taken he says, because of
Yuan Shi Kai's despotism and his policy
which is calculated to ruin the republic.
The governor general declares he will
guarantee protection of property In the
district under his control. Business be
tween Hong Kong and Canton has come
to a standstill.
Duluth Wins fight
for Lower Class Rates
WASHINGTON, July 19.-Duluth, Minn.,
won a substantial portion of its freight
rate fight before the Interstate Com
merce commission today when a reduc
tion of class rates to that city from east
ern points was ordered and the present
rates were held to be discriminatory.
' Duluth's contention that rates on lake
and rail traffic from tho east oueht to
wharvM. hr,w.vr. u not
i - . , -
In brief the commission held that the
present rull-and-lako class rates to Du
luth from points east ot the Indiana-Illinois
state line were unreasonable and
that the existing scale of through rail-and-lake
claB rates to Duluth were un
duly discriminatory as compared with
rates to Chicago,
It waa ordered that the first class rate
from the east to Dulutli should, not ex
ceed 63 cents per 100 pounds; and that Uie
rates from trunk line territory to Du
luth, rall-and-lake, should not exceed
those to Chicago.
The commission also held that the pres
ent joint through ralt-and-lako rates
from the east to Duluth deprived Duluth
"of the advantage ot ita location at the
head of the lakes" and resulted "In undue
discrimination against Duluth, .which will
be relieved In tome ineasuro by the re
duction here required."
MONEY TO RESTORE
Purpose of the Tornado'
tion to Be Held in Don
Thursday of This
PROCEEDS ARE TO BE;
Loans Made to Only Those Whose
Property Was Damaged.
METHOD OF HANDLING FUNDS
Long - Time Mortgages and Low inter
est Rates Plan Proposed.
STATEMENTS ARE GIVEN OUT
Ucllef Committee Tells ot Ilestorn
tlon Work Performed and G. W,
Wattlea Urates Support ot
Tho special election to bo held Thurs
day to dctermlno whether or not Douglas
county shall Issue long tlmo bonds In tha
sum of fcd.0000. the proceeds to bo
loaned to parties who sustained losses
during ,tho tdrtWdb that Visited this sec
tion March 23, ast, is arounlng consider
able Interest. As is generally known, it
tho bonds are voted, the proceeds will
go out In sums,, of not exceeding Jl.000
for repairs on any slnglo dwelling. The
loans are to mature on or beforo ten
years from date and ure to be payable In
Installments at tho option of the commis
sioners of Douglas county.
Up to this time no ilcflnlto plan has
been formulated fpr loaning the money,
It having been considered advisable to
await tho result of tho election. However,
going upon tho theory that the bondB will
carry, tho county commissioners have
named H. D. Reed, J. II. Kopletz, Goorgo
J, Kleffner, Charles IL Brown and Ncls
J. Anderson a committee to work in con
Junction with them In formulating rules
governing the loaning ot tho, raonoy.
Cases Handled by Committee.
In tho matter of tho restoration of
resldenccg"'dostroyed or damaged by the
tornado, tho citizens' rollct committee has
handled "OS cases, on 009 of which ap
propriations out of funds contributed
have been made. These appropriations
havo averaged $416.67, making a total of
All cases havo been reviewed by the
commltteo and Increases made where the
conditions justified the same. Witt) the
exception of a few straggling cases still
coming In, .tlio rehabilitation work of tho
committee, so far as appropriations are
concerned, is said to bo practically com
pleted. . -
Statement by Committee.,
Rclat'e to the proposed bonds, the
following, statement has been Issued
jointly by th? .citizens' relief committee
and tho restoration, committee of the
Omaha Commercial club:
"The relief committee has paid out and
allotted for relief and restoration pur
poses about 90 per cent of all funds In
its hands, and all funds will be .ex
hausted when Its work Is finished.
"The restoration commltteo has paid
out onof pledged for restoration purpose
all funds avullabla under the terms of
the subscriptions made to the commit
tee, except $12,363, and applications are
now ponding for part of that amount,
with others In prospect.
"Some of those already assisted by
theso committees need further assistance,.
Then there are a number who havo gone
Into dobt to repair and restoro their
homes, who aro unablo to moot the
obligations so Incurred. There are others
who have borrowed money for restoration
purposes, on Interest bearing mortgages,
who will bo unable to meet the interest
payments. Somo havo not yet com.
menced to rebuild, und must know where
the money is to come from before they
can safely proceed.
Kncis Aliout Hands.
"Under the terms of tho act authoriz
ing tho bonds, 5 per cent and no moro
may be used for expenses. 'The rate of
Interest on tho bonds is 4?i per cent
Should tho bonds carry, of course they
will be sold only as required. Let us as
sume, however, that all the bonds would
' MB IIVVUVU, A CACliOr; alkali Wuwlt WaJ
j per,od wou,d ,lmlte(, t0 m
be needed. Tho expense Item covering the
The annual Interest charge would be
rQ. , ,.
... . ; ' "
the maximum interest charge would
therefore be $S9,37S. Add 125,000 to these
Items of expenso and Interest, being 10
per cent on the. face of the bonds, for
1 .sLb,0T1.Mf,e8 on the loan, and wa have
'--'a- " uu"u "... . . ,
carry and bo all sold and used, the total
expenso to Douglas county would prob
ably be under 1100,000 110,000 per annum
for the ten-year term.
"The total assessed valuation of Doug'
las county is 227,13 1,735. The total as
sessed valuation for taxation purposes is
one-fifth of that amount, flo,486,3S9. Ten
thousand dollars distributed each year
over the amount last stated would mean
an annual tax of only 22 cents on every
51,000 of taxable property In the county.
The burden would not be heavy on any
individual taxpayer, and very light in
deed upon the average homo owner.
"It would certainly be much better and
safer to provide such a fund and be sure
to meet the needs of thoso who havo suf
fered, than to fall short of our duty In
Statement lr Wattles.
G. W. Wattles, who has been active in
both relief and restoration work. In dis
cussing the bond proposition has this to
"I desire to say a few words to tho
voters of Douglas county in favor of the
tornado aid bonds to bo submitted to vote
on July 2t When tho great calamity
visited our city and its suburbs last
Easter day, a wave ot sympathy touchtd
the hearts of all citizens of this county
and spread throughout the state and na
tion. Immediately after our catastrophe
enmo the flood disasters in Ohio, which
overshadowed our losses to such an ex
tent that aid that might have been sent
to our city was diverted to tbo flood
cities where much greater losses were
sustained than hero.
"Our mayor proclaimed to the world,
I think wisely, that while our calamity'
was overwhelming, still our people were
able to take care of the sufferers. The
amount of aid we might have received
(Continued on Tag Two.)
untWn for The llee by Powell
Youth Invents Contrivance to Ex
plode Dynamite at a Dis
tance, SALT LAKE EXPERTS -TEST .IT
Electrical Device Locked In Steel
Vault lilehta Lamp and nine
Dell In ltoom Across
' ' the Hull
&AI,T UiKE CITY, July J9.-Jn the
presence of electrical experts; federal of
ficers atid detectives' hero' today waa
demonstrated what was decided to b
perhaps tho most remarkable death deal
ing machine invented in rocent years.
The 'Invention is the work of W. I. Cum-
mlngs, S3 years old, whb confessed to
federal and municipal officers when he
was arrested yesterday that he nad
threatened to use It to destroy Miss Dor
othy Damberger, wealthy society girl,
unless she gave him $1,000. After the
demonstration government officials took
possession of the Invention.
What Is held to bo of moro Importance,
the Invention, It Is said, can be turned
to the saving of life by preventing truln
or ship collisions.
Tested 1y Electricians,
Electricians at noon today took tho
machine Into a cteel and concrete vault
in an office building. Another part ot
the contrivance on which was mounted
a bell and an incandescent globe, was
placed In a closed room across a hall.
Thoa the eloctrto current .of tho machtno
In the airtight vault wan turned on. On
the unattached box In the other room
the bell rang and tho lamp glowed bright.
In his acknowledged letter to Miss
Bamberger, Cummlngs sent a diagram of
his Invention, saying that he would placa
a suitcase ot nitroglycerin in her room
and explode it from a distance. The
demonstration today, say the electrical
experts, proves that he could have ac
Can lie Used to Save Life.
In speaking of his Invention as ho sat
In his cell, Cummlngs said tho attach
ment could bo installed In locomotive
cabs, wBere it would give a signal If a
train ran past a closed block signal. In
war, ho said, mines could be exploded
without wlro attachment.
Tho prisoner told the police he hail
been induced to try to blackmail Miss
Bamberger by two other men, who, he
believed, were members of a New York
garig of blackmailers.
Taken by Bulgarians
JEFKEIISON, O., July-19.-One of the
most remarkable gravestones on record
was placed In the cemetery hero today.
It stands at the head of the grave ot J.
A. Howells, veteran editor of the Ash
tabula Sentlnal, who died here recently,
It consists of the "make-up" stone used
by Howell for fifty years, during his uc
cesslve evolution as printer's devil,
printer and editor. On It is inscribed
a verse wrtteten by William Dean How
ells, the noveUst, a brother of the dead
man. The verse reads
"Stone upon which with hands of boy
lie framed the history of his time
Weew after week the varying record ran
To ts half-centuried tale of well and ill:
Remember now bow truo through all
He waa friend, brother, husband, son
mil tne wlioie limn or your spaco with
There needs no room for blame blame
there was none."
The boyhood of William Dean Howells
was spent in the offices, of the Sentinel.
Tho father ot William Dean and J. A.
Howells was editor of the paper.
mjfxt ..--" t.v.: .:r:taas5s
And the Cops Made Good
izs ran TBS
MEDIATORS READY TO ACT
Senate Confirms Nominations of
Chambers and Hanger.
WILL GO TO NEW YORK TODAY
Post la Fonn dto De Inclinable to
Commission, bnt the Yacnnor
Will Not Cause Any Pro
ceedings. WASIIINGTON, D, C, July 13. Wil
liam Lea Chambers, commissioner of
mediation under tho Nowlands law, and
O. W. W. Hanger, assistant commis
sioner, wero confirmed by, tho senate lata
today. They will begin work in New
York Monday on adjournment of tho
wage dispute betwoen the eastern rail
roads and their tralnmon.
When the now federal board of media
tion met today to organize and begin
adjustment of the wage dlsputo between
the eastern railroads und their trainmen,
it was confronted by tho dlsoovory that
one ot Its members Assistant Secretary
Post of tho Department ot Labor was
legally barred from sewing.
Tho Nowlands law provides that In ad
dition to tho federal commissioner, the
mombers shall bo officials of the govern-
mont who havo been appointed to tholr
original offices with tho confirmation of
the senate. The assistant secretary ot
labor does not come under this classifi
cation. President Wilson's attention was called!
to the oversight and word camo from the
Whlto House today that while someone
would bo appointed In Mr. Post's stead,
tho situation did not embarrass tho
board, as the law provldod that tho Magnoy says it cannot properly be called
president shall appoint In addition to a.a "blacklist," as the evidence does not
commissioner and an assistant--not
moro than two" such officers. Under
tnui construction mo appointment at
another member seems to be optional
with the president.
Commissioner Chambers, Assistant
Commissioner Hanger and Judgo Knapp
will go to New York tomorrow and begin
their work with the trainmen and the
railroads Monday morning.
Morals of Patriarchs
Far Below Present
CHICAGO, July 19. "David and Solo
mon and some other patriarchs were ex
cellent men, as Judged by the standards
of their own time, but they would not be
admitted to membership in the church
Thus spoko Rev. John Thompson of
Chicago today, addressing the big Des
Plalnes camp meeting, Illustrating his
contention that the world Is growing bet
ter. "There seems to be more crime and
evil than ever," he continued, "but this
Is because through the world searching
enthusiasm of tho nowspapcrs wo hear
more about It"
The speaker said that the rise of golf,
base ball and other outdoor sports was a
sign of tho improving moral standards.
Veteran Printer Has
Makeup Stone at
Head of His Grave
BUCHAREST, July 13.-An entire Bul
garian brigade of tho Ninth division with
Its commanding general and twelve field
guna surrendered to a Rumanian flying
column yesterday at Ferdlnandovo be
tween Los Palanka and Sofia,
The captured brigade was acting as a
rear guard and assisting In tho retire
ment ot Major General Kutlntobeff's dl
vision. It waa overtaken by the Ruma
nian cavalry and artillery and surron
dered after a brief fight
HAST WEEK !
Not Quite Certain of Being Able to
Gonviot Members of Omaha
0NE POINT THAT MIGHT STICK
rerfectlr.I.escal to Refuse. Credit, tint
Perbnpa lllesal to Combine for
the Purpose of Dolnsr Tills
Vttr TMn '
Whether a combination to refu.so credit
constitutes a combination In restraint ot
itrade Is tho question that County Attor
ney Magnoy is now weighing In his mind,
alnco ho has completod a roviow of tho
uvidenco concerning the operations of the
'. Omaha Produce exchange, Tho tran-
script of which ho Has just complotod a
irevlew ia that of tho testimony takon
'by the high cost of living committee of
tho Nebraska legislature that listened to
testimony on tho methods of the produoo
exchange last winter.
Mr. Magney says that after completing
rtho review of the testimony ho sees only
one point on which he thinks action could
, posBlbly bo brought against tho exchange.
mils Is the system the exchange has of
refusing grocers credit when they are
owing a bill to any member of the ex
chango longer than a week.
The system is known to all tho grocern
In the city, many of whom havo been on
the "no-credlt" list of the exchange,
as the "blacklist," County Attorney
-how that members of the xehanir r
; fused to soil goods, but merely refused
credit under these conditions.
No Decision on Point.
"It Is a man's own privilege to refuse
credit to anyono whenever he wants to,"
said Mr. Magney, "but there might be
some question as to whether an organ
ization has the right to combine for the
purpose of refusing credit to a man un
der theso conditions. Bo far I havo found
no decision of the supreme court on the
matter and thero doesn't seem to bo any
precedent on It. There have been cases
tried under the Junkln law in the sUt
but they never Involved this particular
A letted signed, "A Retail Grocer," has
been received by Harry A. Foster, mem
ber of the committee of the lower house
of the legislature. The "grocer" urges
(Foster to help "bring tha exchange to
time," and quotes comparative prices of
butter and eggs in Omaha, Kansas City
and St. Louis. He encloses clippings from,
tho .market page of The Omaha Dee for
July 12, 1913, with the comparative figures
on prices, which are!
Omaha. City. St. Louis.
wholosale 11 S3 2U
(KffBS. wholesale.. HHtfMS 17 14
fPoultry, brollers.U 336
aiens ISM 13 1
The foregoing Is on tha basis ot per
pound In each of the cities named.
"PEACE DAY" CLOSES
LORAIN, O.. July .-Thls waa the
closing day of the Perry centennial cele
bration hero. It waa "peace day" and
appropriate exercises wero held In com
memoration of 100 years of peace be
tween tho United States and Great
BUSINESS PORTION OF
OREGON TOWN BURNED
PORTLAND, Ore., July M. The busi
ness pcrtlon of Sheridan, Ore, sixty miles
southwest of Portland, was destroyed by
fire tonight. The loss ts placed at
(209,000, Sheridan has about 1,600 population.
SIGNS OF TROUBLE
FOR THE NEBRASKA
United States Attorney Takes Notica
of the Fixing of the Selling
Prices of Butter.
EVIDENCE HAS BEEN SECURED
Final Outcome of the Legislative In
. vestigation of Last Winter.
i issai I
NUMBER OF PARTIES INVOLVED
Testimony Before tho Committee ia
Turned Over to Government.
DENIAL OF OMAHA BUTTER MEN
Contend (lactations of Biffin ana.
Not New York Oorern th
Sale Price In Thla
Thora Is a possibility that federal action
may be taken In tho matter of the fixing
of butter prices In Omaha on quotations
ot the Elgin and New York butter boards.
Tho testimony taken by the Nebraska
legislative commltteo on the high cost of
living In Omaha last winter bearing on
tho butter prices has just been turned
over .to United States . District Attorney
Howell. Two Lincoln and half a dozen
Omaha creamery men were at that time
called before , the. committee to testify.
Their testimony is In the transcrlpta
now. in tho hands of tho Deportment 39
Justice. ... (
The men testified that they got their
prloe's on butter from Ht Elgin market.
They testified -that the market price
were sent here, every week and that they
governed tho butter markets In Omaha.
They dented that they combined to fix
prices In Omaha, but said that they aimed
to place their selling price S cents above
District Attorney Howell was interested!
In the transcripts when they were pre
sented to hltn by llcprcscntatlvo Foster,
because ho said one W the federal author
ities In Chicago had recently boon very
active in making Investigations with re
gard to the fixing ot prices at Elgin.
lie forwarded the transcripts to the offl
clal In Chicago who had mode tho lnves.
ligations, Mr. Howell was not certain
as to whether there was anything action
able in tho fixing of markets from Elgin
or not, but suggested there might be some
question so for as the interstate Datura
of the system was concerned,
Some of the creamery men in Omaha,
deny the statement made by soma that
they are now fixing their prices from tha
New Yorlc market; but Bay that tha
Omaha price la 3 cents above the Elgin
quotation. For Instance, last week tha
Elgin price waa 28 cents and tho prlca
fixed by the creameries for the Omaha,
retailers was 28 cents a pound.
Body of Woman Tied
to Fence Near Chicago
CHICAGO, July '19. Weird stories told
at a coroner's Inquest this afternoon
prompted attaches of Coroner Hoffman's
office to Investigate closely the death
of an unidentified young woman, whom
body was found hanging from a fonco
railing near Oak Forest, a suburb.
Miss Josephine Bergor, daughter of a!
farmer, declared at tha inquest that th
hody of the young woman was that of
the same person who suddenly appeared!
at tho Berger home, crying for protection
lost Wednesday at midnight.
The young woman, who was Admitted;
to the bouse, said she waa being pursued
by members of the "black hand" when
members ot the Berger family attempted
to question her the young woman bo
came extremely excited and fled through)
a corn field.
To give further time for Investigation
by tha coroners! office, the Inquest wad
continued until July 25.
The partial Identification was estab
Honed by letters which she carried and
"servants wanted" clippings from news
The only evidence which might indicate
murder was the tact that her watch had
stopped apparently before tha spring had
Death apparently was due to atrangu
latlon from a strip of cloth in a noosa
around her neck and attached to the top
rail of the fence. She was not bound,
nor were her personal possessions. In
cluding several dollars and the watob,
Minnesota Roads File
New Rate Schedules
ST. PAUL, July 19. All railways operat
ing In Minnesota with the exception oil
the Chicago Great Western and tha
Minneapolis & St. Louts tiled their tariff
schedules under the now state rated
with the state railway and warehouse
commission today, to become effective
at 12:01 o'clock Sunday night After
that it will cost only' 2 cents a mile to
ride on passenger trains and freight ratea
will be reduced from 6 to 40 per cent.
The Chicago Great Western', attorneys
today held a conference with the com
mission, when claims again, were pre
sented that the road was In tho some
condition as the Minneapolis & St. Louid
with regard to which the United States
supreme court held that tho rates weru
Fifteen Deaths from
Heat in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky, July L9-AXbn
claiming a toll of fifteen Uvea In two
days In Louisville, the Intense heat wave
was checked today by a rain storm which
swept over tha city and surrounding
country. Within a tew minutes the tem
perature dropped from SO to 61 degrees.
BT, LOUIS, July 19.-The Intenso heat,
of the last few days In St Louis waa
broken early today when an uncharted
storm swept over the city, lowering t&
temperature at least twenty degrtaa.
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