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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, AUGUST
MISSOURI STILL EATS LAND
Burlington an,d Government Join
Forces to Fight It.
SAND BAR CAUSE OF TROUBLE
Dlrecta Cnrrent Aftnlnxt Iotth llnnk
Jorit Above Work of rrotro
(Ion Completed Last
The land-hungry Missouri river la again
demanding fresh slices of valuable farm
land In the vicinity of Folsom. twelve
miles south of Council Mus. where the
government and the Burlington Hallway
company have spent nearly $500,000 to re
strain the unruly stream. The current
baa again begun cutting Into the Iowa
bank at points above and below tho long
trctch of rlprapplng, and additional work
of the same expensive- character Is de
manded, not only to provont further
lamage, but, to preserve all of tha- costly
work thot has been done. '
There had been no cutting since the
protection work was discontinued last
autumn until within the last few days.
Tho railroad officials were beginning to
think tho problem had been solved when
tho .stream resumed Its miiehlef making;
propensities this week. The cause of the
renewed attack is a big sandbar that has
formed and which continues to grow rap
idly as the river recedes at its annual
summer vacation. This bar has turned
the current against the Iowa shore at .a
point considerably above the northern
limit of the rlprapplng, and the bank is
gradually melting away under the con
Nearly 1.600 acres of the richest farm
land in the world hoc been destroyed
since the current bogan eating into the
Iowa bank a year and a balf ago and the
tracks of tha Burlington railroad were
undermined before a check was put upon
the erosions. Strings of old box cars,
some of them filled with old railroad
rails and others laden with atone were
chained together and pushed into the
rtoer. The water was from forty to
alxty-flve feet deep and the cars disap
peared as if they, were merely pebbles.
Forest trees wired together followed with
hundreds of car loads of ntone to h61d
them down, and finally checked the cur
rent and prevented the river eating lis
way. into an ancient channel lying near
tho foot of the blutrs wnere u woum
certainly have made a shorter cut, go
ing between Pacific Junction and Glen
wood and destroying millions of dollars'
nrth nf farm property and several
thrifty little towns, and would have left
tho Plattsmouth bridge ten miles west
of the new channfll.
It Was this danger that ted the govern
ment in loin in the work of restraining
the current. tt now seems certain that
the extension of the riprapping ior a cuu
aiderable distance must be made or some
means designed to indue the current to
remove the new sandbar that Is causing
he mischief. The railroad engineers are
now on the ground studying the problem.
Weapon Was Broken,
Hence Youth Escaped
The ancient superstition; that "a gun
Is a dangerous thing If It has neither
stock .nor. K'wt"w"y
disproved, in police court yesterday morn
ing and thereby a brewing judicial scan
dal was dissipated. IUchard Jobe, a 17-year-old
negro boy from the south, was
arrested and charged with carrying con
cealed weapons. The lad had no means
of disproving the charge for the weapon
was found in his possession by the ar
resting officer when he was searched
at the police station and his only de
fense was that he found the "gun" and
was trying to sell it.
After part of the evidence had been
given to Police Judge Snyder the youth
was discharged. The Judicial decision
looked as If It needed revision when it
was recalled that two, -white boys from
Kentuckyr 17 and 20 years old. had been
held to the grand jury under $500 bonds
for having metal "Unucks" In their pos
sesstbn. Then it was discovered that the
. "weapon" had only one-third of a stock,
. a fraction of a lock and a barrel that
- was -very much awry, with a cylinder
than, would not revolve and could not be
: The lad had picked it up from soma
. 'scrap heap. The court felt justified In
tho decision that it was not a dangerous
weapon and the incipient critic were
satisfied that the color line had not been
drawn to the disparagement of the white
' Why so out of town to buy a Vlctrola
when you can get the same price and
style Instrument, and. as good, if not bet-
' ter,- treatment at A. Jlospe Co.,, 407 Broad
way. A complete stock of all styles and
May Build Board
Walk Along Canal
Architect Cox, chief engineer of the
Indian creek carnival work, has had
many inaulrlen concerning the mermaids
' he feels to be so necessary to give the
fin flavor to the poetic beauty tnai ne
.is to create when he transforms the creek
Into a grand canal. He has many sug
gestions as to where the best and moat
attractive kind of mermaids may be
on some offers of assistance In
Th. matter was fully discussed at the
meeting of the board of directors of the
Knights of the Full Moon yesterday.
Each knight swore his fidelity to mer
maid idea and pledged himself x the
task of importuning ptd Neptune, "the
ancient sea god, not the discredited Mis
i ri.r n.junboat. to vouchsafe them.
The knights also decided upon another
ht will ana to uie utouij ui
the arand canal and Increase Its attrae
.i Tk. nrnnrnMl to construct a
UUllB. W f'-r
i.r.l walk along-the banks of the canal
extending at least from tho Bryant street
1 bridge to Second street and cover with
a bower of branches. The board walk
would at least be a miniature of tho
famous board walk at Atlantic City. It
would connect with rustic bridges across
the canal and afford fine opportunities
rnr thn knlxhta to do some of their
stunts. No definite action was taken.
hut tha ides, was received with much
i Money put into jewelry, If the right
kind, la the same as saved. When you
buy tha right kind you will enjoy the
economy. We only sail the right kind.
We have the genuine Lucky Blue
333 rd Jewelry; beautifully enameled on
cterUng silver, gold finish. 8top in and
Aet ua nSmnr it-to you. Zxfferts.
Council Bluff Offlee of
The Baa la at 14 KOSTX
Xaln St, TaUphoaa 40.
Vlctrola. sis. A. Itospe Co.
Damon Electric company. Fa.
Bradley Electric Co. Phoi 233.
Corrlgans, undertakers. Phone 148
Woodrlng Undertaking Co. Tel. SO.
Blank book work. Morehouse & Co.
FAUST BKGR AT P.OUEHS' BUFFET.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director. Phone 17.
The highest grade optical work tn tha
city is done at Leffcrt's.
See Borwlck for wall uapor and paint
ing, too and 211 S. Main street.
Scientific watch repair work, the kind
that Is appreciated, at Lefferfs.
TO SAVE OH TO BORROW. SEE C. B.
Mutual Uldg. & Loan Ass n. 113 Pearl.
BUDWEISER on drkught-The Grand.
Budwelser lu bottles at all first-class
Tou will be surprised how nice we can
make your old suit took. Give us a trial.
Cook's Cleaning Works. 236 Broadway.
GAS stove" plates at reduced prices;
two-hole plate now 12.C0; three-hole plates
now f3.00.-P. C. DeVol Hardware Co.,
Encamnmnnt No R fTnlnn Vol.i-nn
legion, nd Auxiliary No. H Will meet
tn their hall in the Danebo huildtnir this
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Girls wanted for wrntinlnir WnndwnrV
Real Butter Scotch and Woodward's Pure
ougar suck candy. John G. Woodwai.
The only marriage license issued yes
rrdav was granted to Francesco Orta-
tor day was granted to Francesco Certa
man of Omaha and Concetta Certaman
of Council Bluffs, aged respectively 23
iuiu u years.
C. E. Tlsher, formerly employed as a
fireman on tfte Union Pacific on a run
between Council Bluffs.and Grand Island.
Neb., lias brought suit against the com
pany, asking 32,000 damages for Injuries
alleged to have been sustained at Cen
tral City, Neb., on June 11. Tlsher claims
that as he was climbing down from the
cab near the water tower, the grab rail
broke, throwing him to the ground,
breaking one wrist and causing other
Joseph Ponder, a negro, employed by
the Milwaukee railroad in one of the
construction gangs, was badly hurt while
returning from work yesterday evening.
He stepped directly In front of a hand
car and was knoaked down and run
over. Another handcar was following
Mostly behind the first and before It
coum oe stopped It also struck the in
jured man. Dr. Macrae was called and
ordered the man taken to the Edmund-
son hospital In the city ambulancw Pen
der's home Is In St. Louis and he came
nere recently. His injuries are severe,
but not dangerous.
Mrs. Lucy K. Shortridge died yestordny
afternoon at the Edmundson hosnltaf.
where she had been taken on the previ
ous aay 10 unaergo an operation for gall
stones. Mrs. Shortridge was taken
acutely in lour days ago at her home,
2212 South Eleventh street, but the neces
sity for an operation was not disclosed
until Thursday. When brought to the
hospital it was discovered that peritonitis
had developed and an operation could not
men ue performed. Airs, unonnage wan
21 years old and had resided here but a
few months. She is survived by her bus
band, T. J. Shortridge.
Robert Budats and other resident of
Rabbit mace are nresarmc a general
petition to be presented to the Board of
Water Con niisc,6n'rs asking for the ex
tension of the water mains on several ad
ditional blocks of well populated streets,
and especially in all of the territory em
braced within the sewer district where
Contractor Wickham has finished con
structing the sewer that has been so
loner soutrht. The Dronertv owners will
be required to pay for the sewer but
will be unable to use it until the water
mains are laid. Several of the residents
have MUDDlted themselves with water by
running pipes underneath the bed of
Indian creek at their own expense, but
the Dines have fronuentlv frozen up and
been washed out The water commission
ers have promised to lay tne mains as
soon as possible, out win not De ame
to do so this season. It is understood
to be one of the first Jobs to be under
taken next spring. It will bo of great
benefit to a rapidly developing section of
Only two picture cards have been re
ceived from T. D. Metcalf, president of
the Commercial club, since he arrived
In Europe as a member of the commer
cial representatives engaged In the study
of European methods of business. One
of the cards was received yesterday and
mailed at Berlin. J. lie. otner was written
aboard the steamer and contained noth
ing but tho word, "areetlng" ana Mr.
Metcalt's familiar signature. The style
of the writing, however, contained a sug
gestion. The uneven slant of the letteis
and the tremulous character of the
curves indicated that Mr. Metcalf had.
been gazing over the shlp-'s rail at some-'
thing that was disappearing In the water.,
President Metcalf has had undoubtedly
good reasons for not writing the weekly
letter to the Commercial club that was
promised, and will be able to give a most
Interesting ana vaiuaoie veroai re win
when he returns, within the next week
or ten days.
STOLEN FR0MCIGIAR STORE
Mercurial and spirit thermometers aro
like wine and whisky In one respect.
They Increase In value as their age ad
vances. This fact was evidently known
to some expert, but conscienceless, thief,
who on Thursday night carefully removed
the tube from the old and valuable in
strument that has long hung on the wall
at the doorway of Frank Levin's cigar
store on Pearl street. It was perhaps the
most valuable instrument In the city.
loss continues to contract for a periol
of sixteen years and standard thermom
eters for scientific purposes are never
AH H To DAY' I HEAD THE.
KNI&HT TRAMPBRS PAADE!
VLU UOUU UK IN ME
If cu-nMA, AND BE ALt.
now . .
THE best clothes made in the world are offered at exactly One
Half original price. We are enlarging our great store and expect
to dispose of every suit in stock before our fall opening. Broken lines of Kuppenheimer,
Schloss Bros., Stem-Bloch, Society Brand and Sopliom ore makes for men nnd young men uro included in Bide.
Norfolks, English stylo. Two nnd three-button sack stylo in browns, greys, blues, tans and fancy
mixtures. Two-piece nnd three-pieco suits in sizes from 33 to 52. Regular stouts and slims. Thousands
to select from. Seo them in our- Douglas street windows. Salo now on.
$10 to $40 Suits Now $S to
at prices, that will interest you. Several hundred
more pairs have been added to our great stock that
we are offering nt reduced prices. Sizes from 29
to 52-inch waists, made up of worsteds, cheviots,
Scotch goodB, khaki, white serges and cassimeros.
English or peg top styles, with or without cuffs,
.... . i .
$2.50 nnd $3.00 Trousers, ' J J gg
$3.50 and $4.00 Trousers, jjjj
$4.50 nnd $5.00 Trousers, jjg
$6.00 nnd $6.50 Trousers, gfl JJC
now PTf J
$7.50 and $9.00 Trousers, $5 55
Boys' and Children's Wash nnd
Wool Suits at Nearly Off.
7 Be Waah Suits now 40cJ
$1.25 Wash Suits now 7ft
51.75 Wash Suits nows..1.09
$2.25 WaBh 8ulU now. . .S1.4f)
$3.00 Wash Suits now... 81.70
marked unUl afttr four yeara. Then they
are tested for variations and the error
noted In the certificate furnished by the
expert who testa thum. All scientific and
about all of the government thermomter
aro-tested by comparisons with the Yale
collegn instrument, one of the most valu
able in the United States. Levin's ther
mometer had a government certificate
showing this test and the required cor
rections for accurate reading. Tho thiol
evidently knew the value and took only
tho tube. Remounted and reseated from
the zrd mark it. would be impossible to
Identify it. Another large tube, said to
have been worth 1100, was stolen twenty
years ago from the Foster Drug com
pany's doorway and was never found.
Arkansas Boy Suffers
Loss of Arm on Track
G, J. Galsham, a negro from Pine
Bluffs, Ark., had one arm cut off and
received other painful Injuries at 6:39
o'clock yesterday morning when he was
struck by a Union Pacific switch engine
at First avenue and Tenth street. Ac
cording to tho statements of Knglneer
Charles Crozler and Fireman William
Hall. Galsham darted forward upon the
track as. the engineer uppro ached cither
for the purpose of trying to Jump on tho
footboard or cross the tracks. The foot
bqard struck him and threw him outside
and. parallel with the rail and before he
could recover himself his left arm was
crushed by the wheels. .
He was taken to the Edmundson hos
pital in the city ambulance and Drs.
Treynor and Tubbs attended him. He
was found to be painfully bruised about
the head whero the footboard struolc
him. The young man, who Is little more
lhan a boy, bore his suffering with great
est fortitude. He gave the address of
his mother at Pine Bluffs and asked that
she bo notified.
Instead of knocking our competitor, we
figure on how we can furnish our cus-J
Homers with the best materials for the
least money. C. Hafer Lumber company,
Just Like a Woman
WHERE'5 THt? PLUME
$5.00 Straw Hats
. 50c to $2.80
s Great Half-Price
FIGHT C0PSWITH PEPPER
Woman Come to Aid of Man Sought
by Sheriffs in Copper Belt
ARRESTS BRING PROTESTS
Wentern Federation Officials I
clnre ISfforta Heine: Made by
Operators to "Railroad"
ctat.timent. Mich.. Aug. l.-Incidontal
to the copper miners' strike, boiling
and various household
water, red penner
utonMls were used as a eupplement to re
volvers and bayonets in a fight between
deputy aheriffii and men and women
Inmates of a Hungarian hoarding house
at the Wolverine mine late today. The
i.li. . J .1 .1,1. .1.a arrant nt t VlTPft
aheged r To era after roops had rescued
the civil officers from a threatening moo.
The orrests were part of a sories which
tho sheriff's office has made within the
last twenty-four hourajn an effort to
imprison ringleaders of tho disorders,
which murkod the first two days of tho
copper miners' strike. WarranU wore
served in half a dozen mine locations
and the Jail population was Increased to
one of its highest records tn Houghton
Hidden In Caplionrd.
The Wolverine pon?e consisted of Will
iam Heikklla, an under-sheriff, and four
deputies. They carried a warrant for
LoUls Bodder, proprietor of the board
ing house, charged With being a leader
of the party that attacked Oust Olsen.
a big fireman, Tuesday night. The dep
uties found their man hidden In a cup
board and when Heikklla Jerked open
the door Sodder fired a revolver, the
range being so close that the powder
burned the officer's coat. Helkklln
wrested the weapon from Bodder and as
they struggled toward the door Mrs.
Bodder, the officers say, threw a kettle
of boiling water at them.
Another woman nnd two men Joined
te Sodders, hurling cayenne pepper at
the deputies' eyea and converting chatrn
cuspidors and other furniture into mis
Omaha's Greatest Clothing House
IN FULL BLAST
Summer Furnishing Goods
At Reduced Prices.
Now is tho time to tako advantage of this groat
to $2.50 Men's Shirts
Sizes from 14 to 18 in a great varioty of patterns.
Plain and plaited bosoms, French cuffs and plain
cuffs, soisotte, pcrcalo and madras cloths on sale
now at one-half price.
$1.50 Nainsook Athletic Union Suits, 95c
$1 OIub Open Leg Athlotic Union Suits, 75c
75c D. M. C. Athletic Union Suits 50c
50o Athlotic Shirts, knee drawers, gar. 25i
50c Silk y Hose, assorted colors, pair, 35c
35c Silk y Hose, assorted colors, pair, 25c
25c Half Hose, 2 pairs 25c
Eadium y Hose, special, 3 pairs 25c
ollcs of offense. Outside a crowd of
200 mlno workers had gathered, but tho
fracas attracted also two squads of state
Try tn Itnsh I'oiae,
The crowd started to rush the posse,
and the militiamen drovo them back
vltli bayonets. Joseph BiUonia and An
drew Vance were arrested, charged with
Interfering with tho officers, and tho
throe 'men were placed in an automobile
and rushed to the Houghton Jill.
Their arrival Increased the number of
alleged rioters arrested to a scoro. Most
of tho men have been charged with rlot
lng and inciting to riot, but somo face
charges of felonious assault, which, if
j Proved, may carry penitentiary aon-
The Western Federation of Miners'
headquarters has let it be known that
every posslblo effort will be made to pro
vide a successful defenso for the ar-
' rested men. The union officials do-
. nounced tho arrests a- unwarranted, as-
tHnB tfiAV warn UnmnA tmsin .Yam..,.
snrtlng they were based upon exagger
ated accounts of strikers' activities and
that an effort was being made by the
operators to "railroad" every prominent
Ilumnr nf Dynamite Plot.
Rumors of a dynamite plot In connec
tion with tho strike became current here
tonight following tho arrost of eight
men at the lied Jacket shaft. It was
rumored that the Portogo Lake bridge,
connecting Hancock and Houghton, was
to be an object of attack. Guards and
militia were posted at each end of the
structure and street cars, paBsongers,
autolsts and pedestrians were not al
lowed to pass until they had satisfied
taiwt Gail Ca I
318 320 SOUTH 16th STREET
Choice from Our Entire Stock of
RESSES, SUITS, COATS
Formerly Priced at $
$20, $25, $30 and
Even $4922, on Sale at
AT this extremely low price we give you your choice from our entire stook. ABSO
LUTELY NOTHING RESERVED.
If wo could place tho garments we offer before you in your home tonight, just to
show you what wonderful values they aro, there would he no need of this announcement.
You would ho hcrp early in the morning eager to share in tho BEST BABG-AINS
in women's dresses, suits and coats offered anywhere around town.
The offering includes tho moBt wanted materials made up in a great variety of
charming styles. All sizes for womon and misses. Regular $20.00, $25.00, $30.00 and
$35.00 values, choice Saturday for $9.75
B "Women's liuen, voile, ratino or crepe drosses, in a vari
ety of pretty styles, values to $19.50; choice for $4.75.
Sale Starts Promptly at
$1.00 to $5.00 Straw Hats
now . . . 50c to $2.50
$1 to $6.50
Hoys' nnd Children's Wnsh nnd
Wool Stilts nt Nearly Off.
$3.50 Wool Suits now... S1,J)5
$4.50 Wool SultB now... 82,95
$C60 Wool Sulta now...3,05
$7.50 Wool Suits now...S4,95
$9.00 Wool Buits now...S5,05
the) officer tn command that their inten
tions were innocent.
Tho sheriffs office Investigated reports
that a quantity of high explosives had
been shipped Into the district, but tho
Identity of the persona responsible for
the shipment was carefully suppressed.
Tho right arrests were mado at the
ifed Jacket shaft near Calumet, search of
ono of tho prisoners revealing a capped
and fused stlok of dynamite. Tho non
commlmloned ofriocr who arrested this
man said the prisoner tried to strike a
match as the party approached the
HIGHWAY TO IOWA LAKES
NAMED OVERLAND ROAD
ATLANTIC, la,, Aug. 1. (Special.) M
a meeting of the association held yester
day at tho Commercial club rooms tho
name of the North Star road was changed
to the Overland road. The reason for tho
change ofthe name was the fact that
another road In tho state, from Cedar
Rapids to tho lakes, Is called tho North
President C. IJ. Clovls of tho Commer
cial club was elected president of the
association to fill tho place made vnenn
by tho death of the late J. A. McWald
Tho route to bo traversed by the now
road wilt run from Nebraska City to
Hamburg, this state, thence north to
Shenandoah, thenc'o to Red Cak, Klllott
Grlswold, Lewis and this city, thence
north to Ex Ira, Audubon, Mapleton, Man
nlng, Arcadia, Storm 'Lake and from
Storm Lake to Spirit Lake over what U
now known as the Air Line, which It Is
Values ,"p $19 for
expected will be merged with the new
road. The markings of the new road wl'i
be two rod bands' at the top and bottom
and a band of white in the center, with
wnuo oars connecting tha center bond
wim tha end bands.
LOOK FOR MtfcH BENEFIT
, FROM ALFALFA SPECIAL
ST. JOBBPH, Mo Aug. 1. (Special
Telegram.) The first five days trip ot ,
tho alfalfa special train running over the
Qurllngton in' -southwestern Iowa and
northwestorn Missouri ended in St. Jo
seph at B o'clock this evening. The train
contained some of the most noted agri
cultural scientists in the United States,
who were all enthusiastic over the pro
nounced success of the great campaign
up to tills point.
Eighty-nine alfalfa meetings have thus
far bean held at the farm homes, over
6,000 farmers have heard the gospel of
alfalfa and CS3 farmers have been pledged
to grow alfalfa,
Twenty-five thousand pieces of alfalfa
literature have been distributed. It .8
predicted that 25,000 acres of alfalfa wilt
be seeded as a result of the campaign,
which will continue for mora than a
week in Missouri and Iowa.
When asked concerning the swork. Prof.
P. G. Holden, In chargo of the work, said!
"It Is impossible to estimate the great
value of this mnthod of extending agri
culture. In all my experience I bellava
this special alfalfa train, now running
over tho Burlington, is far in advance of
any agricultural work ever done.
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