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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1913,
BEIEF CITY NEWS
Zrig-htinr rixtnr.s. Burgen-Oranfl.n Co.
Bar Soot Print it Now Deacon Press.
fidelity Btora-. ft Van Do. Doug. 1S1.
Clan aordon Plcnlo at Krus park
Saturday, August 1
The riatlron Omaha's high grade fam
ily hotel, Hth & m. Mary's. Transient rros.
To Bulla rine Bsldno P. V. Pet
erson U building a U7.C00 home at 101
South Thirty-eighth avenue. It will be
a two-story brick house, 3xU feet. The
contract has Just been let to WalUr
More Booster W.wspapers Four more
newspapers havo Joined the Hat of thoso
which will publish booster editions of
Nebraska. They are the Arcadia Cham
pion, Salem Btandard, Sidney Telegrap.1
and the Ashland Gazette.
Burlington Changes Time Kffocllve
August 3, tho Burlington's Omaha-Lincoln
train. No. 7, will leave Omaha at
1:10 Instead of 1:30 p. m. East bound
No. 4 will arrive at Omaha at 9 Instead
of 9:0S a. m., aa now.
Abolishes Drinking Oops By order
of Health Commlsslonor It. W. Coiuiell.
the public drinking cup was abolished at
the city hall. Mayor D&hlman in
structed tho superintendent of the city
hall to provide the commlaeloners and
other officials with sanitary paper oups.
Carpenters Ask Becognltlon Itoquest
by union carpenters for official recogni
tion of their now salary schedule of
fifty-five cents per hour was read be
foro tho city council and referred with
out discussion to C. II. Withnell, head
of the department of fire protection and
rinsd for Ai fling Ssllng.aen.c7 Mr.
Gcorgo Acton, 605 North Seventeenth
street, was fined 100 and costs in police
court for aiding and abetting the de
linquency of Zella Hlghsmlth, aged 1C
year, and her son, Cecil Acton, aged
IV years. Doth children were turned over
to the Juvcnllo authorities and will bo
placed In tho detention home.
Anderson on Vacation J, A. Ander
son, chief clerk in the office of General
Traffic Manager Monroe, of tho Union
Pacific, has gone on his annual vaca
tion, which will bo spent In tho moun
tains of Idaho. Some years ago up In
that section of the country Mr. Ander
son located a famous trout stream and
there he (foes each year, making eomo
Council Pays toi Trips City Com
missioner John J. Ryder and A. C.
Kugel will go to Winnipeg to attend
the annual meeting of the League of
American Municipalities, of which Ryder
is president Commissioner Joe It. Hum
mel will go to Denver tho latter part
of August to attend u meeting of park
superintendents. Money for these
Junkets was sot asldo by tho city
Crop Damag. Overestimated General
Ageut Lawrence, of tho Hurllngton, lo
cated at Atchison, Kan., Is at headquar
ters and in speaking of crop conditions
In Kansas, says that tho report of dam
ago to corn by dry weather and hot wind
has been greatly overestimated. Ho
says that In the southern and western
port of the state tho crop has suffered
greatly, but elsewhere It Is In fairly good
condition. However, rain Is needed.
Two Automobiles Collide Georgo A.
Wilcox. 121 South Thirty-third streot,
treasurer of tho Omaha Stove Repair
works, driving a five-passenger touring
car, and Lawrence Kearney, 331 South
Thirty-second avenue, piloting & racelng
roadster collided heaj on at Thlrty-flrs.
nnd Harney streets, whtn both swetved
In the same direction to nr'l tho flhr
machine. Neither vehicle vi.b ulm; ut a
very high rate of speed md o'ltilda of
considerable damage to the lights, iiot
much damage was done, Mrs, Wilcox,
who wag riding beside her huso.nd. wn
thrown to the floor of the car, sustaln'tiir
a BiiKni cui ana Daa bruises.
GAPT. C. H. TOWNSEND DEAD 1 VETEnAN of maky wars an-
bWJSlia TIU5 LASX UALL.
Veteran of Many Wars Dies After
LIVED HERE FOR MANY YEARS
W Sent to the Front hy the AVnr
Drpnrtmrnt on Mnnr Orrnalons
Member of l,nitl LeRloii
nnd the Hilts.
Captain Charles H. Townscnd, aged 78
years, for thirty years a citizen of
Omaha nnd chief clerk at the local army
headquarters, died Monday evening nt 7
o'clock as tho result of an npoplectl
stroke received a week ngo. Ho died at
his home, 1318 South Thirtieth avenue.
Captain Townscnd was born In Kast
Chester, N. Y In IS. During his boy
hood days he moved to Wisconsin and
when the civil war broke out he enlisted
with the Twenty-ninth Wisconsin In
fantry. Soon after Joining the army he
was commtfsloned second lieutenant,
which title ho carried all through the
war and until he wan given a most
honorable discharge In May, 1PCC, at
During his servico Captain Townsond
was on the staffs of Major General Fron
ting as Hide and with Major Generals
Hurlbtlt and Washburn. Under these
two majors ha was acting assistant
adjutant general. In 1SSS, after having
been in tho department at Washington
for three years, he was transferred to
Omaha where he was mndo chief clerk
for the Department of the Missouri and
which office he has hold ever since.
Chief Clerk In Iteffiilnr Army.
During the Hpanlsli-Amcrlcun war Cap
tain Townscnd was chlof clerk In tho
regular army. His duties as chief clerk
called him to various parts of tho United
States. When riws of tho first trouble
In Mexico was brought to this country,
Captain Townscnd was detailed to the
Mexican frontier. Ho was an expert on
transportation and a mnster-mind In
army work. It was for this reason that
he was always called upon to go to the
front with tho regular army.
Captain Townscnd has been In ap
parently perfect health over slnco com
ing to Omaha. Hu was active until on
July 50 ho was suddenly -strlokcn with
Surviving Captain Townscnd U
and four children. Harry and William D.
Townsend of Omaha, Addison C. Town
sendw of New York and Mrs. Dessle
nomwcii, wlfo of C. A. nhtii .
Captnln Townscnd was a member r.r n,
Loyal Legion and of the nmni,.
Tho funeral will bo held this aVr.
noon nt 3 o'clock from the resident, uii.
South Thirtieth avenue. Rev. c. W. Mc
Casklll, pastor of tho Hanscom Park
Methodist church, will conduct the cere-
Conditions at the
to Be Investigated
Charges made to the Board of County
Commissioners by John Daly, Inmate of
tho Ineano ward of the county hospital,
agalnit Superintendent B. M. Robinson,
of the poor farm, have brought about
a general investigation of tho county's
institutions by Chairman McDonald and
I Commissioners Lynch and O'Connor. It
I in said Daly's assertions that he was
unjustly beaten by a guard and that
the hospital Is poorly managed will be
Chalrmnn McDonald, accompanied b)
Commissioner Rest, made a trip to tho
detention hospital yesterday. More In
vestigations will follow.
coloration around the left eye caused by
the settling of blood evidently led to tho
circulation of the "beating" yarn.
Drs. ArrftAtnlth and Coatler testified
that the bruises and wound were the re
sult of Mrs. Wilson's fall from bed after
being stricken with heart failure.
James Ryan, day watchman, and Jamcb
F Tuoker, night watchman, testified as
to the tranquillity of affairs at the county
Mrs. Wilson, who was a member of the
Hanscom Park Methodist church, was
buried In West Iawn cemetery yesterday.
Seirlces were held from the church at 2
Hrs. Samuel Katz
Hurt on Train
As tho result of u painful accident. Mrs.
Samuel KntZ, widow of tho late Samuel
Kntz, Is nt home nursing a crushed finger
Instead of speeding to Charlevoix, to
which resort she had started for a sum
mer outing with her niece. Miss Fay Her-
zog. or Lincoln. Tho two had boarded tho
Northwestern train Monday evening when
the coupling of the cars Jarred loose the
window at which Mrs. Katx was sitting,
and caught her finger in tho fall. Miss
Herzog quickly applied a bandage, gath
ered tho luggngo together and got her
aunt out of the train, almost whllo It
was moving. Tho nail of tho finger had
to be taken off, nnd the excursion abort'
Opinion from Bine
on Money Transfer
uuy Treasurer W. G. Ure's statement
to the city council in which he declared
Jils intention to transfer accounts of the
water plant of Omaha in the sum nt
Omaha In tho sum of a million dollars to
the credit of the new metropolitan watot
district was referred to the city attorney
wun instructions to submit a written
trpinion as to the advisability of bringing
The opinion Is to bo read Friday, when
the council will decldo whether or not Ure
wit be restrained.
"Why not let Ure and the water board
seme tnisT- asked Tolico Commlsslonei
Jiaer. -i move the communication be
placed on file and that Ure settte It with
the water board."
"Wo are Interested In this." said nan
R. Rutl.er, commissioner of finances ana
accounts, "and I think we ought to have
an opinion irom the legal department."
"I have no objection," Ryder said.
City Attorney Rlne la preDarlnir hli
opinion. He will advise the council as to
whether or not this money really belongs
to the city or to the metropolitan water
Lightning Bug Gives
the Police Long Jttun
Several months ago a disastrous flro
tho neighborhood of tho Doyer-Van
Kuran lumber yard at Twenty-fourth,
r.enr Ames, startled tho neighbors when
was learned that the blazo was be
lieved to be tho work of Inccndarlcs,
Then, a few weeks ugo, yeggmen blow a
sufo In tho neighborhood. Monday night,
when a womnn saw u flickering light In
tho Doycr-Vnn Kuran ynrd, elio tele
phoned for tho police. Just what she did
say was going on could not bo learned,
but tho ronscquoncc was that the patrol
and emergency auto, loaded to tho run
nlng-boards with policemen, hurried to
After a thorough search of tho place
revealed nothing out of tho qrdlnary, the
mystery was solved when Sergeant Rub
el caught a lightning bug. "Here's the
prowler, boys," hoyolled. Tho search was
Immediately discontinued, and tho Jangled
nerves of tho neighborhood resumed the
normal stato onco more
It's n Ilurnlnar Hhnnie
not to havo Rucklen's Arnica Salvo to
cure burns, eczema, bolls, soroi, pllis,
cuts, bruises, wounds nnd utc-mi. :5c,
For sale by Deaton Drug Co. Advertise
SECRETARY LANE PLEASED
WITH IRRIGATED SECTION
S. L. Fee, assistant Immigration agent
of the Hurllngton, is back from Montana,
where ho accompanied Secretary Lano of
the Interior department, who, with other
government officials are touring tho
west Inspecting tho government Irriga
During a portion of the trip Sccrotury
Lane was 111, but before reaching Rllllntts
he had fully recovered and was able to
look over the Huntley and a number of
other projects In the Rig Horn country.
Tho secretary was greatly pleased with
the work done by tho government und
the agricultural results nttendlng tho
turning of water upon the lands.
OMAHA FIRM MAKES THE
PRIZE SADDLE FOR COWBOY
Alfred Cornish of Omaha has Just com
pleted a saddle that Is to be 0110 of the
chief prizes given out nt the wild west
show to be held In Cheyonno next month
The saddle Is valued at IS00 and Is on
exhibition In the window of the Union
Paclflo city office. It Is one of whlcn
any cowboy might bo proud, heavily
ornamented with solid silver. It will go
to the man who can longest remain op.
lb back of the wildest ana most viclou
bucking horso that can be found on tho
iCAPTAIN C. H. TOWNSEND.
MRS. JOSEPHINE WILSON'S
DEATH FROM HEART FAILURE !
A coroners ;ury returned tho verdict j
Tuesday morning that Mrs. Josephine I
Wilson, aged 63 years, who was found !
dead nt tho side of her bed In the county !
hospital, died ns the result of heart fall-
A rumor was circulated Monday after
noon to the effect that an elderly woman,
presumably Mrs. Wilson, had been beaten
nbout the head by an attendant. This
the hospital authorities emphatically
deny, as they also deny the occurrence
of any troublo In the Institution Satur
day night. When the body of Mrs. Wil
son was discovered Sunday morning,
after the door of her apartment had been
forced open, sho was lying on the floor
In a small poo) of blood from a Blight
scalp wound above the temple. A dls-
If Voti Winlt to Obtain Complete and
Permanent Kcsulta Try
Mayr'a Wondorful Stomaoh Remedy
One lose Will Convlnco You
All thoBO who havo troublo
with their hearing are Invited
to call at tho Drug Store of
Sherman & McConnell Drug
Company, corner ICth and
Dodge, Wednesday and Thurs
day, and consult Mr. and Mrs.
H. T, Dalo who are showing
the LITTLE GESI EAR PHONE
the latest dovlco for assist
Sherman & McConnell
Cor. 16th and Dodge Sts.
There are three parties
to a telephone connection
the party calling, the
party called, and the oper
ator who serves both.
You and every other
telephone user, are, to a
great measure, responsi
ble for the quality of the
If you speak slowly and
distinctly, and if the call
ed subscriber answers
promptly, the . telephone
operator, wishing to serve
you quickly, wiil seldom
make a mistake.
Good telephone service
depends very largely upon
the attitude of the users
of the telephone.
IN TWO HALVES
Brooks, Clothier, Holds That
"Half a Loaf Is Better
So He Takes Half Price For
Summer Suits Rather Than
Carry Them Over.
"if I Cannot Get A Whole Ijont I Will
Take A HALF. "-That's the IokIc of
George Brooks, the Clothier In The City
national Bank Building, nt tho cor
ner of 16th and Harney streets. Which,
In other words, means that Brooks will
welcome HALF PntCE for ANY suit
In the house because ho simply cannot
get the legitimate, worthful prices at
this season of tho year.
A suit of clothes SHOULD havo nn
every day value, but the ever chang
ing atyles make this an impossibility: the
suit that Is perfectly smart right now
may bo completely out of style NE3XT
summer. So Brooks doesn't caro to take
a chance and therefore offers you ANY
(20 suit In the house at 10; ANY $23
suit' at 15.50; ANY $30 suit at 15; ANY
35 suit at U7.S0; and ANY 140 suit at
You see YOU can afford to take n
chance where "Brooks" cannot; YOU
can well afford to buy clothes nt HALF
PRICE even If you only bqught them
to finish out tho .summer with, to say
nothing of the wear you'll get NEXT
MORAL: See that It's Brooks 16th
and Harney streets City National Bank
THE NOVELTY COM
PANY SALE TO BE
GIN FRLAY MORNING
What will prove to be tho greatest
saving opportunity In a long tlmo wil
take place Friday morning at 9 o'clock.
This store 1ms for tho last four year
grown In popularity for popular priced
ladles' ready-to-wear garments, milli
ner', all HlnUS OI WOinon a mm Hi,, o
furnishings, shoes for men, women and
children, etc., etc.
Now, with new management and add
ing now departments and more soiling
space so as to make this a department
store, this concern will. In a short time,
have no equal In the way of selling good,
dependable merchandise for less money
than It could be bought for elsewhere.
Tho reorganization sale, which will
begin Friday, means as much to this
firm as to the buying public, as we ex
pect to give in this salo an example of
what we can do. Tho management la
well aware of the fact that this Is tho
hardest time of tho year to make a sale,
and in order to bring a crowd to this
store nnd create some Uvo soiling, wa
will have, to give bargains that aro ab
solutely right and out of the ordlnao.
And we want to say that we are pro
pared for tho contest In great style ami
If you will come Friday you will agrco
with us that no such a genuine bargain
salo waa over given 'before. -
Our store will bo closed Wednesday;
nnd Thursday to get ready for this great
Carnival of Bargains. Thursday even
ing's paper will give you the prlco list.
Watch for It.
THE NOVELTY COMPANY,
214-16-18 North lth St.
B. Prod. Gen. Mgr.. formerly of th
t Persistent Advertising Is tho Road to
I Our Entire Stock of Men's Oxfords
Going at Less Than Cost
Men who appreciate a Genuine Bargain in High Grade Oxfords
will be quick to take advantage of the bargains quoted below. Every
pair perfectly fittod3tiring this Bale. Note the high class makes at the
extremely low prices. Como early and bo assured of getting your size. H
Excelsior Shoe Co's. gun metal
and tan Russia calf oxfords. Bull
last, $4,00 values,
Dr. G. W. Todd
is creating a demand for better
dental work. It will pay you to
investigate the advnntnge of tho
now over tJio old.
THE HAX.F TOOTH.
THE TVUCm TOOTH.
Howard & Foster's tan Russia and
gun metal, 2-hole English Ties,
15 lines, all good makes, patent,
dull and tan low cutB, that wero
$4.00 and $3.50, now
235 pairs, small sizes of broken
lines, $3.00 to $6.00
values go at
Johnston & Murphy's tan Russia
patent, kid and gun metal oxfords,
$6.00 to $6.50 values, j
McDonald & Kllejs tan Russia
patent and gun metal oxfordB,
$5.50 and $5.00 t0 17 r-
Howard & Foster's gun metal, pat
ent and tan Russia calf oxfords,
$5.00 and $4.50 (fo AG.
values', now tPO40
Reynolds, Drake & Gabel's tan
Russia calf and gun metal oxfords,
uunuu uu uiucner styles, $4.00
now . . .
20 Percent Off on All Boys and Youths' Tan and
Gun Metal Oxfords.
16 HS&. DOUGLAS.:
Marr's Wonderful Stomach Bemedy Is
well known throughout tho country.
Many thousand people havo token It for
Btomach. Liver nnd Intestinal Ailments
nna roport marveiouB results nnu aro
highly praising u to otnors. AHonin
Ing benefits sufferors have received
ovon from ono doso aro heari every
where and explain Its tremendous sale.
It rarely over raws nna tnoso anucieu
with Htomanh. Xilv.r and Intestinal All-
msnts. Indigestion, das In the stomach
Spells, O0U0 Attacks, Torpid Xdv.r, Oon- 1
stipauon, etc., snouiu uy uu iucuub id
this remedy, Tlio ucneius sioinncu ui
ferors who have taken Mayr's 'Wonder
ful Btomach S.m.dy have received is In
most cases a lasting ono. After you
have taKen tins uemouy you miuuia ut
able to digest nnu asimuaie your iuuu.
enablo the heart to pump puro red blood
to every part of the body, giving firm
ness and strength to fibre and muscle,
lUBtre and aparklu to the eye, clearness
and color to tho complexion nnd activity
uml hrllllnnrv In thn brain. Do away
with your pain nnd suffering and this U
often possiuie wun nen one umo ui
Utyri wona.nui uiomcu mmiuj,
Inn- lltnrnturn and booklet do-
scribing Stomach Ailments sent free by
Cleo. It. Mayr, Mfg. Chomlst, 154-156
Wlittlnff St.. Chicago, 111.
Vor imle In Omaha, by Shermnn & Mo
Connell. Druggist. 16th and Dodge Sts..
16th nnd Harney fit., S4th and Fnrnam
Bts.. and Hotel Loyal, and druggists
the Rate-Reduction Franchise
the Mercury Rise
Some people thought It waa hot Tuesday
morning and others knew It, but no one
better than the newspaper reporters and
Weather Forecaster Welsh, who stood
before a telethermoscope in the weather
office this morning and In five minute
watched tho dial move five-tenths of
It was five minutes of 11 o'clock when
a reading waa mad. from the instrument
showing the temperature lacking one-halt
degree of being 94. While gnxlng on the
Instrument the Indicating hs.id was seen
to move the barest fraction. In five min
utes or at 11 o'clock the temperature was
43 decrees above zero. "Well I guess
that's coins some." said the weather
man, and each made for the water cooler.
Take Plenty at Tio to Kat.
There Is a saying that "rapid eating Is
slow suicide." if you have formed thv
habit of eating too rapidly you are most
likely uttering from Indigestion or con
tlpatton, which will result eventually In
serious illness unless corrected. Diges
tion begins In the mouth. Food should
be thoroughly masticated and insalivated.
Then when you have a fullness of tbt
stomach or feel dull and stupid after ca-t-ing,
take ooe of Chamberlain's Tablet.
Many severe cases of stomach trouble
and constipation have been cured by the
us. of thes. tablets. They are easy to
toko and most agreeable In effect For
ml by all druGitsU Advertisement
With a 10-Year Guarantee
Our splendid dcntul sybtcnt enables us to do It, and you renp
the benefits In Improved dental servico as well. You'll como to us
later why not now?
McKenney Dentistry is always tlio snnio price.
Host Silver Fillings 50j
Ilest 23-k. Gold Crown.. S3. 00
Hl'KCIAT, PLATti VAIiVES
Our Wonder Ituhber I'lnte worth 15 nnd S5 nd
Heaviest Bridge Work, per tooth, S3.01
w 1 r am
TB8TX rAnrZ.SSSX.T SXTBAOTXS WITH OAS OB S0KK070H3CD.
The McKenney Dental Company
OORirSH TOtTXTEESTTH AXTD FABKAU STSBBTB, Over Union Vaclflo
Ticket Off Sc. Hours 1 8(30 a. ot. to 8 p. m. Sundays, 10 to 1. Oftlesg in
Xocbtittr 2T. . Cleveland, O.i zcilwaak.., Wis.; Ulnn.spoUs, Mlun.i
St. Paul. Minn.
NOTICE This is not a colUf., nor do w. employ students. All
materials ar absolutely th. best mad.
' $709,000 is nearly three-quarters of a million
dollars. : : f'( '
. It is thQ estunated-nmourit tuo gAUSEES of
1)maha;w$l av. during tbe'rioxt 5yfcars alone, IF
THE -RA.TJD REDUCTION FRANCHISE-. IS AF
. PROVED BY THE- VOTERS AUGUST 19TH.
Do, you know any better or ; easier way, to keep
such a largo sum of money in the pockets of tho
people ?, "
; Df ithis $709,000, or more, $605;OO0j,wil .M a loss
-a.- .. Estimate of Saving to Omaha
in revenue sustained by the gas company. I
The remainder will represent a limited reduc
tion in tho excessive taxes which have made the gas
you use the HEAVIEST TAXED GAS IN THE
UNITED. STATES. . v
The proposed franchise gives the city tho right
to regulate rates by short term contracts. It guar
antees gas at once for NO HIGHER than $1.00.
WHAT DO THE OBJECTORS TO THE RATE
REDUCTION FRANCHISE PROMISE YOUI
What the proposed reduction of 15 cents per thousand cubic feet will mean to gas customers and the
Jcity during'the next five and one-third years, based upon an annual increase in gas business of 5 per cent.
Sales in Omaha
Saving to Cus
Royalty and Oc
on Present Basis
Royalty Under Nqt Saving to
Proposed Community Under
Saving due to lower price of gas for street lighting
Note-r-Theso figures inolude approximately 18,000,000 cubic feet sold to tho city annually for street
lighting and other municipal purposes. The amount sold to tho city-is not included in tho estimate of
saving to customers, or royalty and occupation taxes on present basis. Tho royalty and occupation taxes
on present basis aro calculated as of 5 per cent increase annually starting with tho amount actually paid
in 1912, namely $60,400. ' !
One-third of full year.
To'voto "Yes" on 'the rato-reductiou ordinance voters must register at tho County, Courfcj House at
least ten days boforo the election. ' - ' ' -. - .
OMAHA GAS COMPANY
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