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The Omaha Daily Bee
Live One's Monologue:
"I should worry because my
Blccpj" competitor docs not ad
vertise." VOL. XL1II NO. 42.
OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY MORNING,
G, 1913WELVE TAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
COST OJ MILLION
Representatives of Railroads and
Commercial Olub Reach Satis
TO HAVE SUBWAY CONNECTIONS
Union Pacific and Burlington Sta
tions to Be Made Into One.
FOUR MORE TRACKS PLANNED
Will Give an Additional Facility
Mucli Greater Than Present.
INCREASE ALL CONVENIENCES
Enlargement Will Extend Through
Every Department 'and Pro
vlnlona (or Future Will
Also lie initialled.
Improvements In Omaha's depot facil
ities costing $1,000,000 will be I'ecotn
.mended to the directors nnd heads of
the railroads by representatives who at
tended .a. conference with the passenger
transportation committee of the Commer
cial club it noon yesterday.
The much talkcd-of subway cunncctlne
the Burlington and Union stations and
other plans of Improvement mapped out
by It. D. Huntley, chief engineer of the
Union Pacific, were agreed to by all the
railroad representatives present. - They
told the Commercial club men that they
would recommend tho Improvements out
lined to the presidents of their roads
and ill I seemed very hopeful that the ad
dltlonal facilities would bo Installed be
fore another year.
If tho plans do not go awry on work-
the Improvements will start beforo win
ter. Vour Store Tracks.
Among the Improvements will be four
additional passenger train tracks, In
creasing the capacity from 113 cars to S09
cars, or Increasing the facilities for trains
two and a half times. Three platforms
will be added to run along the additional
Leading up from tho subway connecting
the two depots will be stairways between
each two tracks so that passengers will
not have to cross the tracks' nor bo In
terfered with by tho baggage.
The baggage will be delivered to and
from tho trains at tho ends of tho plat
forms. This improvement will do away
with the necessity for pushing trucks
around among the passengers.
Additional waiting room will bo af
lorded by the equipment of the Union
station basement. The. subway will run
out from this waiting room on a level
with, the floor., ,
Tmraltai tlonil Tr'iifclftrwTl Wo n way'wTih'l
the .delay In the' approach of trains, ac
cording to Engineer Huntley, and the
' usual half hour or hour lost by trains In
coming Into Omaha from oCuncIl Bluffs
Will be eliminated.
England to Establish
Naval Base on the
LONDON, Aug. 5. The Washington re
ports of Great Britain's Intention to es
tablish a naval base In Bermuda are re
garded by the London press as effecting
a misconception In America of tho ad
miralty's plans. It la admitted that the
British squadron at Bermuda will bo In
creased to four armored crullers with a
lUUr ttUUIIIMI III VUlllllimiu, nnu viiv...
yard nnd coaling station, which will be
established. It Is declared, however, that
this Is merely to remedy a mistake that
was made under Admiral Fisher's regime
and for tY.e very natural purpose of af
fording greater protection to British ship
ping which makes uso of tho Fanama
Under Lord Fisher's naval re-dlstrlbu-
tton scheme a number of ships that had
for many years been stationed at Ber
muda were recalled to homo waters. The
four cruisers which will now be sent there
will not he on permanent station, It ia
said, but will return homo every summer
The Dally Telegraph In commenting
upon reports that the new plans were
aimed at the Monroe doctrine, recalls that
Bermuda was British before tho Monroe
doctrine existed and that It became a
coaling station or the royal navy In regu
lar 'sse as early as 1S07.
IN STRIKE OF BELL Ji
tpi mnnsir mnniyrnn aPr.
Maintenence Men and Girl Operators
in St. Louis Agree to Return
Pity the Poor Plutocrats
NO REFERENDUM VOTE TAKEN
Result Announced After Stormy
Meeting of Strikers.
EIGHT-HOUR DAY IS GRANTED
Companies Will Not Discriminate
Against Those Having Cards.
WALKOUT ON FOR SEVEN WEEKS
Trouble Started When Thlrtr-Tiro
"Worker Are Dlnchnrired lle
canse of Aliened Union
Mexico Hears News
of Resignation of
Henry Lane Wilson
MEXICO CITY, Aug. B. The appoint
ment of John Llnd of Minnesota as per
sonal representative of President Wilson
and adviser to the American embassy In
Mexico City Is regarded here as tanta
mount to his selection as successor to
Henry Lane Wilson.
The news created surprise, as It had been
generally believed hero that John E.
Lamb of Torre Haute, lnd., had been
chosen for the place.
Mr. Llnd Is practically an unknown
quantity among the American' colony.
Mexican officials refrain from making
any comment on his appointment, giving
as excuse the unofficial character of his
position and a- lack of knowledge of the
The acceptance of Ambassador WlUon's
resignation did not cause any great sur
prise here, as It had been generally ex
pected that his views would prevent his
retention of tho post. Tho retiring am
bassador's course during the exciting
days of February met with tho approval
of most foreign residents here and his
retirement Is therefore a matter of regret
DOES SOME SPREADING
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Aug. 5. Open
communication between Venezuela revo
lutionists in Curacao and Venezuela has
been prohibited by the government au
thorities of Curacao on the protest of tho
Venezuelan consul here.
The departure ot the sloop, Palama
which had been making voyages between
Curacao and La Vela de Coro, a port In
the Venezuelan state of Falcon, was pre
vented by the authorities here Sunday
night. The vessel has been conveying
Kroups of politicians and provisions to
the aid of CIprlano Castro. The vessel
was, however, permitted to leave today
No passengera had been found on board.
and' tho laws of Curacao permitted thi
vessel to go to sea without declaring Its
Another dispatch said there had been
a revolution In QoaJIra, the Colombian
peninsula forming the western headland
of the Cult of Maracalbo. The reolu
tlon Is said to be spreading strongly also
In the states of Zulla and Merlda, where
the telegraph lines have fallen into thj
hands of Castro's adherents.
WAN EN Y ACCEPTS PLACE
ON GOTHAM FUSION TICKET
NEW YORK, Aug. 6. The fusion forces
that last week nominated an anti-Tammany
ticket, headed by John Purroy
Mltchel, collector of the port, were
pleased by the announcement by George
McAneny, president of Manhattan bor
cugh, that he yll! accept the fusion
nomination for president of .the board ot
Mr. McAneny was one of two candi
dates for the mayoralty nomination de
feated by Mr. Mltchel, and there had
been some doubt as to his acceptance of
a subordinate place on tho ticket
Stephens of Texas
Demands Hands Ult
in. M$ricm( Af f air s
WASHINGTON. AUK. aUQCOgnillon
Of a' state of public war in Mexico, and
of American neutrality betweon tho
belligerents was' demanded in .a resold
tlon today by Representative Stephens,
democrat, of Texas. It would repeal the
neutrality law prohibiting the exportation
of arms to Mexico.
No action was taken and the resolution
was referred to the rules committee. An,
other by Stephens proposing a commis
sion to attempt a financial system of
Mexican affairs is also pending there.
The resolution introduced today de
clares there Is not now In Moxlco any
established government worthy of recog
nition by the United States.
President Wilson has been unofficially
Informed of the support ot republicans of
the house In his Mexican program so
long as a nonpartisan attitude Is main
Assurances to tho president, were con
veyed from Republican Leader Mann. At
both 'ends of tho .capltol there have been
Informal arguments to keep the Mexican
question out of politics.
All the Trouble
SIOUX FALLS, S. D Aug. 6.-(Speclal.)
A chicken, suddenly flying out of th
grass and scaring a team of horses, was
the cause of Andrew Peterson, a Douel
county farmer, being seriously Injured.
At the time the chicken appeared Peter
son was standing beside his mower, in
front of the stcklebar. The horses became
frightened and ran away and to save
ST. I.OUIS. Aug. 5.-Scttlement of tho
strike of maintenance men and girl
operators of tho Southwestern Telegrupu
and Telephone company (Bell lines) was
announced this afternoon after a stormy
meeting of the strikers. In which offi
cials of tho Internotlonal Union of
Electricat Workers told the strikers that
the sottlcment had been effected without
submitting the terms to a referendum'
Tho terms of settlement were ajreed
upon Monday night and were placed be
fore tho strikers today. Tho executive
committee ot tho union, it was an
nounced, had authority to Bettte tho
strike without a referendum, and such
settlement had been. made.
The strlka had been in effect seven
weeks. " .
The strike resulted fromMhe dlscharga
of thirty-two operators. The leadors of
the union claimed that they had been
discharged because ot union activity and
that their dismissal was an attompt on
the part of the company to prevent tho
organization ot the girl operators.
About ten or fifteen ot these Vgtrls, It
s announced, will not be taken back.
The terms of settlement provide:
That tho Ktrlklnc- clrls nlnelv should
make applications for relnstete'rncntatJ
me exenanga wnere tncy iasi woptiu
nnd llittt tho niainionam u men should
make application singly at the main of
That the eight-hour day be placed In
That those who did not perform over-
tacts agalret the company and were nut.
convicted by the courts will be given
preference lun applications for reinstate
ment, but without, discrimination aaglnst
holders ot union cards as such.
CANAL TOLLS HAVE
NO BEARING ON THE
Position of England with Reference
to Participating in Exposition
is Under Debate.
STATEMENT BY MR, GREY
Contends the Benefits Derived Would
Not Justify Expense.
MILLION DOLLARS REQUIRED
Government Docs Nothing to Dis
courage Making a Showing.
PRIVATE PARTIES MAY ACT
London Hoard of Trade Will Be
Appealed to, vrUh a Vlovr to lis
Inir the British Interests
From the Chicago News.
Notes from an Eastern Summer Resort.
FATHER WILLIAMS MAY YOTE
Judge English Decides Commis
sioner MuBt Register Him.
HE PUT8 CRIMP IN RULINGS
Word of Pioneer Who Una Los Ills
Naturalisation Papers Mmt Bo
Taken by the Election
McAdoo Seeks Proof
to Sustain Charges
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6.-Beerctary Mc
Adoo Is conducting an Investigation to
obtain evidence to sustain his charge
that tho recent sharp decline of United
States 2 per cent bonds was due "al
most wholly to what appears to bo a,
campaign waged with every Indication of
concerted action on the part ot Influ
ential New York City banks to. cause ap
prehension . and uneasiness about these
BAD RESORT JSJOW CLOSED
Magney, Informed of Faots by The
Bee, Takes Quiok Aotion.
TELLS RENTAL AGENT TO ACT
Money for Building
Judge English yesterday put a
crimp In the arbitrary ruling ot Election
Commissioner Harley Moorhead that a
naturalized, citizen's word under oath waa
nnr an pnhn in d ' n t i v m nnrn cu iriu
TThetrdgtrdtforawnhatnwttccn TJiuik Kxamtnor btanyc mi. notion was.ani editorial agdrsssedflo
New YorfcTjCIty for,everjtl day,Jiui Ucn ,.r '"cnty 'Attorn ft" ' WnlcW' ' iV
Three Battleships VSSSSS
ImUsloner must register Father Williams
unless, his. qualification is cnanengea, al
though the mlnlator has lost hlo nalura)!-
The court granted a writ of mandamus
WASHINGTON. Aug. B.-An emergency " ? b? ..Y'1'!. J,!,".
collecting data'coneornlngr r-Orch&ses .and ,nelt hforrnort about
sales of the t per cents by the big bank etta the n0,.o nvc-Keepr, who has been
or now xorx, wun me purpose ui uo I operating
to begin immediate construction of three
additional battleships of tho dreadnought
typo was asked foe In a resolution Intro
duced today by Representative Britten,
republican of Illinois.
The resolution declared In a preamble
that the administration has been unabla
to copo with the unsettled condition of
affairs lh American relations with Japan
and Mexico, and declared It Imperative
to begin Immediate construction of addi
tional battleships to prepare tho United
States for contingency of war.
BOX CAR SITUATION ABOUT
THE SAME AS YEAR AGO
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Aug. 5. (Speclal.)-Aceord-ing
to a -eport made to tin' milway com
mission there are 2,618 empty box cars
on hand at stations and on trains against
r,tilS at this time 'last year.
''Ires cars ordered for loading within tin
rtt twenty nir bourn arc I.37S against
l,s:s last year. Cars ot grain loaded are
i.VS against S24 last year.
Their are 417 stock cars ordered for
loading against 629 last year, 1,8U empty
cars to last year and S40 loaded with
stock against 2ru at this time In 1912.
Filled to Bursting
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6.-Bondcd ware
houxes at various ports In the United
States are fairly bursting with the great
stocks of food stuffs and merchandise
awaiting withdrawal by their owners,
Tho facts are set forth In a statement by
the bureau of foreign and domestic com
merce, which declares that goods to the
value of il0o,92S,SSl were In the ware
houses June SO last, as against stocks to
tho value of 72.2S,87S, June 80, 1913. Two
thirds ot the treasure Is In tho govern
ment's possession In tho port of New
Sugar, leaf tobacco and raw wool make
up a heavy part of the stores. Chemicals,
manufactures of fiber, chiefly burlaps
himself Peterson grabbed the bits ot each
horse and swung himself In between the , am, jnens; BllkB fruts and nuts and
animals. His situation tinauy Became so mrtnufacturos of Iron and steel also are
desperate that he believed his only moans heavily represented. The approaching en
of escape was to throw himself under the I actment of tariff legislation by congress
off horse and away irom.tne sicaieoar, ,g neld rcsponBbie for the great stocks
and he did this. He was badly trampled ; on jmnd.
by the horses and the big wheel of the
mowing machine was drawn over his
neVv Interpretation by a twenty-five-year-
old clause In the election law by which
he forced foreign-born voters to product
naturalisation papers, wnen heretofore
crat testimony has always been acceptoa
for this purpose.
Judge English laid much stress on t,ho
point that It Mr. Moorehead's Interpreta
tion wero to stand there would be a ro
markablo condition of unfairness 'with re
spect to the rights of the native born
voter and tho foreign born man. Tho
former would have only to swear that he
waa born In this, country, while the latter
would be required to produce -written
Tho Judge Indicated that If the now In
terpretation were to be upheld the law
might bo unconstitutional and declared
he thought It preferable to interpret the
act In accordanco with tho constitution.
The position taken by Father Williams
was generally UDhetd by the. court.
Judge English read his opinion from the
bench. Early In the opinion ho asserted
that he did not bellove that there was
anything In the election law which was
meant to require foreign born voters to
produco their papers before registering
and that he would not uphold such a
As a result of Judge English's decision
hundreds of foreign born residents ot
Douglas county, disfranchised by Com
mlssloner Moorhemd, will be rc-enfran
Not a Precedent.
Though the election law waa clearly
Interpreted for tho benefit of Eleotlpn
Commissioner Moorhead by Judgo Kng
lish's decision In Father' Williams' case,
the commissioner may contlnuo to .com
termlnlng. It Is understood, whether there
has been uny unusual transactions In
those securities. Thin nvovo was Induced,
It Is believed, by the attacks on tho
secretary for expressing the opinion of
probable concerted effort In New Tork
City to depress the 2 per cents, and de
mands for his proof. .
Resolutions to Investigate the situation
ar pending In congress and It' I iiofnev demanded that the place bo Va
mougnv tny socrcuiry is pixiianng nun- v.t(j once.
Harris got busy,
He told Rlckotta that when he rented
the place, he had been deceived, and that
Itlckctts would have to pack up and get
nicketts cot busy.
Within an hour he called up County At
torney Magney and said that the build
ing at 908 North Sixteenth street would
be vacated by today noon, sure, Mr.
Maaney promised nicketts that If the
building was not vacated by that hour,
suit Under the Albert law would be begun
Immediately. Itlckctts told the 'county at
torney not to worry, and the county at
torney ronllcd that he wouldn't,
At noon, when Mr. Magney paw a
self for Inquiry, It It Is ordered. Starek'a
report has not yet reached Washington.
m Building Nests
INDEPENDENCE, Kan., Aug. B.-A
dynamite cap fell fro'tna sparrow's nest.
exploded and Injured WIlile Johnson, a
boy, hero today. The . cap fell on tho
sidewalk iu front' of tho Johnson home
wheru the boy waH playing. Investiga
tion by the police showed that tho cap,
with a small bundle of wire, which had Vlslt to the front door of the resort,
Trial of Diggs is
On at San Francisco
SAN FHANCISCO, Aug. 5.-The trial ot
Maury I. Dlggs of Sacramento, charged
Jointly with Drew Camlnettl with violat
ing the Mann white slave law, was c-illen
today In the United States district court
Dlggs Is specifically accuied of having
transported Martha Warrington from
DYER LONDON FIRE CHIEF,
HAS OMAHA ONCALUNG LIST
NEW TOrtlv, Aug. S. Arthur Dyer,
chief of the London fire department, ac
companied by Percy M. Dyer and A. 1.
Stubca of the London fire alarm service,
have arrived to attend the International
upnventlon of fire chiefs tq be held here,
Hfeptoinbor 1. Before the convention
meets the party will visit Chicago,
Omaha, Denver and Han Francisco to
study the fire systems in those .cities.
'Tho value of Imported merchandise In
bonded warehouses ut the present time,"
savs the bureau's statement, "Is more
than double that in warehouses Imme
diately prior to the enactment of ' the
tariff laws ot 1890 and 1S91, five times
greater than In 1807 and about SO per cent
larger than in 1909."
Skirts for the Men
When In Bathing
MADISON, Wis., Aug. B.-H. D. Me
Cherney, swimming instructor at the Unl
Sacramento, Cal., to Reno, New Another verity of Wisconsin, thinks men should
Indictment charges Dlggs and his Sacra- ben censured In the matter of bathing
mento attorney, Charles B. Harris, with KBrb more than women,
conspiracy to suborn perjury in preprlnisC "r think men should be compelled to
his defense to the charge of wife aban I wear beathlng suits with a short skirt."
donment on which both Dlggs and Cainl-! he raid. "With all the people who swim
nettl were brought back to Saenuuentu here wo hVve very little trouble regard
from Reno. tng proper dress. What trouble we have
Theodore Roche, president of tho San ; Is with th men. Women should not dress
Frartclsco police commission, appeared j up like an arctic explorer to go In stvlm-
(Continued on Page Two.)
today as special prosecutor for the gov
I0WAN CRUSHED TO
DEATH UNDER ENGINE
ItOqiC RAPIDS, la., Aug. 5, H ard
Hommerville, aged W years, watt killed
today while threshing. In trying to
start an engine he climbed on a wheel
and It turned over. The cluUh caught
and threw hltn under the engine, nhkh
passed over him.
DROWNS WHILE TRYING TO
SAVE HIS GRANDDAUGHTER
BURLINGTON. Ia., Aug. B.-In at
tempting to rescue his 12 year old grand
daughter, Xamay Clare Patterson, whom,
while wading In the Mississippi river had
Kone beyond Iter depth, Harry H. Bl
more became helpless when the little girl
claipcd nor arms about his neck. Both
were druwned. The bodies were recov
ered two hours later.
The National Capita
Tnesdari Aujcnst 5, IDl.t.
Resumed debate on tariff bill.
Henntor Saulsburv spoke briefly and
warned against waste of time in general
Former Senator Foraker was prlnclpul
witness before loUDy investigation com
President Wilson asks congressional
permission to receive a statue of William
Pitt from untisn aamirers.
.Senator Hitchcock In speech onenly od
posed any currency legislation at this
session. Senator uwen, replying to llltca
cock, was cut snort ny point or oro
made by Senator Hoke Smith, that t)
tariff bill was before tho senate.
Representative Levy Introduced a reo
liiilnn uklnir Hecretarv McAdoo to fur.
nlsh lltt of all transfers of government
bends since July i.
House lobby committee besan Its In
vestlgatlon with Louis "Selbold as Its first
Recognition of a state of public war In
Mexico anu or American neutrality ue
t or run thu belligerents demanded In ;
resolution Introduced by Representative
Stevens ot Texas.
HeDresentatlvo Britten Introduced
rakolutlon for an emergency auuroorla
tlon "large enough to begin construction
of three additional baltiesnips.
Aereed that the ccrrenoy hill should
hum rltht of wav Friday if it was reudv
and that Ifeteh Hetchy bill uhould bo
County Attorney la Informed tiy
Nefrro Proprietor ot Sixteenth
Street llesort IMnoe Wilt Be
Three norsons took a good, lone iook
il tiage 1, column 2 Ot Monday's lue
6t Tho 'Omaha Kvonlng Be and decided
do omhins Tpo
bonds, n order to help, thrn In their ,i,,H.10 tima .n
ttforta tri-dfeat' tbejrtnij WM .lisfmufe-iljua-tbat.-wcistHt-tTia
notorious place at KB North
Sixteenth street, where a 19-year-oia
white- , girl attempted suicide Sunday
The first person in action was County
Attorney Magney. to whom tho editorial
was addressed. Mr. Magney called up
Louis Harris, 67S Urandels bulldlrlg and
Bald that The Bee asserted that ho waa
the rental agent ot the- property, Mr.
LONDON, Aug. 6. The question af Brit
ish participation In the Panama-Paciflo
exposition at San Francisco In 1915 was a
subject ot debate In tho House of Com
mons this afternoon. Some criticism waa
expressed over recent action In this con-
nootlon and the suggestion was offered
that private enterprise might supply tho
Impetus neewwary to secure adequate
British representation, which the govern
ment declined to furnish.
Sir Edward Grey, secretary of Stato
for foreign affairs, In a lengthy state
ment explaining the official attitude of
tho British government In the matter,
maintained that tho decision ot the cab
inet not to participate was entirely due
to commercial considerations and had
nothing to do with the controversy over
Sir Edward Grey said: "The British
government camo to the conclusion that
under present clrcumstanoea it would not
be Justified In asking the country to
Incur the heavy expense required for par
ticipation. Kstlmnte of l3xpene.
"This expense- was estimated at mor
than 1,SC0,QC0 and such a sum Would b&
quite out of proportion with any com
mercial . advantages likely to result
"Inquiries in the commercial centers ot
tho United Kingdom had not shown
that there was an active desire to participate.
"The conditions for participants, laid
down by tho exhibition authorities, pro
scribe that exhibits shall be distributed
among a series ot International pavilions,
thereby rendering It Impossible to secure
an cffectlvo national display.
The question waa considered and dealt
with on these grounds without any ret'
erjetjee, to' the, ..question -Of Manama canal
'The British Kovernrhent. has. done noth
ing 16 discourage participation in the ex
hibition by the committee governing'
British dominions," added Sir Edward.
Question the Amount.
John O'Connor, a nationalist member,
questioned the estimate made by tho
government as to the expenditure and
pointed out that' Croat Britain's outlay
at Chicago was only KOO.00O, while at tho
Japanese, the Gorman and the French, ex
positions It reached only $SOO,O0Q.
Sir Edward Grey pleaded that the con
ditions Were not the same at San Fran
cisco and that the government's esti
mate had' been reached by Inquiries made
on tho spot
Alphcua Morton, a Scottish member,
eiiggestod that In view ot the govern
ment's disinclination to help the exhibi
tion, private individuals, or the city ot
London, night take the matter- up, an
was the case with the French exhibition
Mr Edward Orey; In reply, stated that,
the government would not think pf doing;
anything to discourage- participation In
the exposition by private Individuals. He
would, he said, communicate with the
Board ot Trade to see If it waa ready to
assist exhibitors desiring to, participate,
been carried into the nest 'by .birds whtlo
building their homes, by'sbme means
became loosened and fell,
a large placard
Wiped Out by Fire
fcund It locked and
tacked up, "Closed."
The girl Is slowly recovering
Ohjeeta to Girl Making Trouble.
"Who Is going to pay me for all this
trouble caused by that nasty Uttlo I'
complained Rlcketts, aj he watched police
surgeous trying to save the Itfe of th
19-year-old Inmato known aa "Red-headed
finished his exclamation with a most un
"All ,that girl ever does Is to make
trouble," ho Irritably continued. "Now
she causes a lot of expense and trouble
by killing herself."
A man who had been drawn to the
scene out or curiosity, cageu townra
lllckett's, his fingers working nervously,
and his face tense,
A policeman stepped In between and
pushed him out doors. Rlcketts was then
favored with a glance from the bluecoat,
which caused the dive-keeper to make a
The girl, whose last name is said to
be Miller, swallowed carbollo acid while
two other Inmates known as "Dutchy"-
CARDSTON, Alto., Aug. 5. That the and "Buster" looked on. "Dutchy" re-
Mormon church practically has decided celved painful burns when she tried to
to abandon Us Mexican colonization seize tho bottle.
scheme and devote Its energies to the de
velopment of lands and settlements In
southern Alberta was the announcement
of President Joseph Smith of Salt Lake
City, while hero recently, it" became
President Smith Indicated that the
church would attempt to buy out the Blood
IndlaiiB who own a large reservation In
ATHABASCA LANDING, Alta,, Aug.
B. Fire, which started In the rear of the jtuth," who had attempted suicide.
Union hotel here early today, destroyed
that building, the Athabasca ,hote.
thirty stores, several banks, two news.
paper plants, warehouses, railway earn
and several dwellings with a loss ut
J7W.O0O. The heaviest loser Is . Isaac
Gagnon, owner of several ot tho build
ings destroyed. His loss ls'2SO,0CiO.
The city's new J7S.00O water plant
would havo been completed within a
month, but a bucket brigade was tho only
available fire fighting apparatus.
BOY FOOLS WITH-GUN
WITH THE, USUAL RESULT!
DCS MOINES, Ia., Aug. 5. "This Is the
way to commit sulfide." Charles Slossy,
f years otd, said to two friends of his
own ace last night, He put a revolver
to his head and pulled the trigger. Death
came shortly after ha was taken to a,
The boys had found the revolver In an
alley- It contained ono unexploded carti
MACHINE GOES WRONG AND
RUSSIAN AVAT0RS KILLED
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 6. Two Rus
sian military aviators. Lieutenant Poll
karpoff and his mechanic, wero killed at
the Krasnayo Selo camp. today when a
wing of their aeroplane broke at a great
altitude. Tho machine turned over and
threw them out.
Mormon Church is
to Abandon Mexico
For S, D. University
VERMILLION, 8. D., Aug. .6. -The
South Dakota State university will try
the commission plan. The Hoard ot lie
gents has nrned five deans as members
of the commission. If the plan Is sue.
Retired Army Officers
Not In on the Money
WASHINGTON, Aug, B.-Betlrcd army
officers and enlisted men serving with
Urn organized militia of the several states
will not receive any ot the 15,000,000 an
nually appropriated by the federal gov
ernment for Uie mllltla. They will get
only their regular pay as officers and
men of the regular army, according to a
decision today by the xonptroller of tho
The comptroller expressed some doubt
whether a 'regular army officer should
also be an officer of the state mllltla, be
cause the claims of the United Staten on
hla services are paramount to those of the
cessful It may be adopted permanently states. He did not decide that question,
and tho chair oi President left vacant, l However.
Every retailer in the community
wants the good-will and patronage
of the people of this community.
The retailer wants the public to
understand that his store Is bright
and attractive; that his merchan
dise la ot excellent quality; that
hla price are reasonable, and that
his salea-ptople wait upon cus
tomers with courtesy and care.
Every honest retailer who tries
to bring his establishment up to
this Ideal state of perfection de
serves the confidence and patron
age of the public
This newspaper, and others,
that, have the good of their read
ers at heart, encourago retailer to
advertise in a way that is abso
lutely fair and trustworthy. We
recommend, with utmost confi
dence, our advertising columns to
our readers. Every message la of
interest. Ev?y one should culti
vate the habit ot reading them.
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