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THE BEEt OMAHA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1913.
UP TO THE WEATHER MAN
, , .
All Needed to Make Army-Navy
Game Notable is Fine Day
FLAYERS ARE IN CONDITION
oth Tentnn Vlull lolo (irouniln for
Final Prnctlct? In Order to He
come Fnmlllnr irtth Llnht
week of silly "freedom" : SHELLENBERGER ON STAND
Girl TofrKed ln nay Clothe Get j
lllUtered Tnxle of Mnn'a j
State Gets Permission to Reopen
Case Against Alleged Murderer.
I berser on the tand. and he ataled that the hope of the government thnt Houdln, j
ho waa 43 or 45 years old and came by hi mtrtcs. could demonstrate thai I
this state when n boy with hi parents, the white conqueror'a magic waa aupcrlor. 1
that he had lived ln Kemeha county 1 And lloudln did It" I
NEW YORK. Nov. 21 With the rival
teams and tho advance guards of. spec
tatora already here for the Army-Navy
foot ball game tomorrow, this city has
taken on th'o unfamiliar aspect of a col
lege town on the evo of a big athlctlo
contest- The transformation began with
the arrival of the Naval and Military
academy elevens. votr succeeding,
train brought a fresh quota of brilliantly
uniformed and gowned humanity to add
another tint to the color picture and to
night even the most blase New Yorker
was aware that something unusual was
nbout to happen.
The sailors and soldiers have met upon
the gridiron seventeen times since 1S90,
but New York never has been the scene
f the game.
All that Is neded to make tho eight
eenth game betwen the two elevens nota
ble Is favorable weather. The local
weather man's prediction calla for cloudy
ahd unsettled atmospheric conditions. A
thick coating of straw protects the grid
Iron tonight and will not be removed
until noon tomorrow.
All ln Condition.
Both teams visited the Polo grounds to
day for final practice In order to bocomc,
familiar with the light and the field. The
workout was secret ln both cases. The
coaches stated that all the players were
In condition for a hard game, but refused
to express, any opinion on the outcome.
Wagering on the result of the game
among tho nonaffiliated followers of foot
ball finds the Navy team a 7 to 10 fa
vorite, but ln accordance with the usual
custom among the cadets And middles,
all beta made directly between the mem-,
hers of the academies are at even money.
The probable lineup for the game follows:
MerriUat ft. EX
Hoge (C.) L.H,
Ilenedict ....... F.B
R.E.... Gilchrist (C.)
Q.B, ...... Nicholson
Referee. W. Lanirford. Trlntlv! iunln.
A. Sharpo, Yale; head linesman. C, Mar
shall, Harvard. Time of quarters, flf.
teen minutes each.
SIZING UP COAL SITUATION
ShoTTtnir Why Prices "Will Con
tlnoe to Improve" nt the Ex
pense of Consumers.
NORDEN AND MISS FASTENAU
SEVERELY HURT UNDER AUTO
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., Nov. 28.
(Special Telegram.) Dr. J. A. Norden,
secretary of the State Veterinarians' as
sociation, yea. bout riding' with Miss Fas
tcnau, daughter of Commissioner Henry
'Fastcnau, and one of the publto school
teachers, when In the northern part of
the city, while attempting o dodge sev
eral doa that came out Into the road,
the automobile struck one of ho dogs
an dthe car turned over. Dr. Norden
had his right leg broken at the ankle
and Is ln the hospital and Miss Fastenau
was Injured internally. They had to be
dug out" from under the wrecked car
We have approached the, time ln the
coal trade when the embarrassment over
concrete figures as to tho visible supply
of coal la felt In all Its seriousness.
Householders, retailers and steam users'
buy stbrago coal nt this tlme.tand all
produces and who eirale companies sell
coal IncJttruordlnary volume. Th"e vlsl
b'e supply cuts a tremendous figure in
the prlfe asked und oUtalhed, but no'ons
knots',? anything about what the Visible
supply Is. ' As a consequence we are en
tering what pronlsca lo bo an. Intensive
rerlod with both sides of the market
forced to go It blind. Producers do not
know .exactly what the situation la. and,
therefore, they aro Inclined to ask ex
travagant prices. Consumers do not
know what the situation actually Is, but,
fearing a car shortage and a coal short
age, they will Pay any. price rather than
speculate that current reports will not
f rove .accurate.
Tho statements upon which producers
Bnd consumers depend are delightfully
Indefinite. Eastern coal operators say
they are told up for the nest three or
lour months. That Is undoubtedly true,
1 prettnt estimates of fulurr demand are
accurate. On July 1 some lake shippers
iim..e tho statement that West Virginia
alone had shipped 23 per cent more coal
than It did latt year. Sines last year
Weet Virginia was shipping the custom
ary amount. It may be said that ship
ments this year are 23 per cent In excess
of normal. Another report was to the
effect that one port had forwarded In
June considerably more coal than had
tien forwarded last year up to July. 1.
That Is not extraordinary, rectus that
last year the lake trade as Inactive,
due to strikes. However. It Is perfectly
apparent that ' tho movement of coal to
the northwest. Is going this year to be
extraordinarily heavy. A iecent state
ment by one of the Important Interests
Indicates that dock capacity is now SO
per cent of the ordinary consumption
and that these docks wilt he completely
filled before the middle of August. This
means that there will be a tremendous
falling off In lake shipments until some
of that coal has been moved to the in
terior. As that Indicates, a great deal
ofcoal and railway equipment will be
thus released for movement all rail to
Interior points, and that will change the
The anthracite trade has been only
fairly brisk. Still there is no complaint
from any section that there Is any short
age of anthracite. Buying has apparently
been so heavy heretofore that consumers
In the west feel that they can let up a
little on buying for the remainder of July
and the first of August. It Is a fact that
the business has fallen off ln the west
considerably In the last week or ten days.
The one thing which stands out most
strongly ln both of these conditions Is the
complete absence of any dependable sta
tlstlcs as to the amount of coat -produced
In the various districts, the amount
of coal shipped to various centers and
the amount of coal In storage. There Is
no indication of what the visible sup.
Almost precisely the same situation ob
tains In the west. There has been some
movement of domestic coal, but nothing1
like what the producers wanted to move,
Whether the seeming slowness Is due to
the abundance of productive capacity and
can, or to a genuine lack of buying, no
one Is able to say. Just how far the re
toilers have gone in storing coal or In
neglecting to store coal np one knows.
When retailers and householders begin to
put ln their winter surplus coal this lack
of information Is serious. What Is going
to be the Influence of the coming buying
upon the price nobody appears to know;
certainly there is no way of telling what
the price ought to be. As a consequence
everyone is guessing, and while they are
guessing they are becoming excited over
the possibility of a shortage. This, of
course, is Improving prices and will con
tinue to Improve them until the middle
of November or the first of December.
23m Black Diamond.
Becauso she wanted to see what It was
like to bo a boy. Miss Elizabeth Virginia
Stratton, aged 18. hlueeyed and pretty,
left her beautiful home In Falls Creek,
Fa., November 1. -A week later she was
back and glad to be a girl.
Togged out In her brother's clothe,
she started out to Improvo on nature with
a firm resolve. Stopping In a barn, with
a pair of scissors she had taken with
her, she cut off her luxuriant brown curls
and started afoot for Pittsburgh. i?hn
reached Summervllle, Jefferson county,
that night, and slept under a lumber
When she reached New Bethlehem she
gave up her plan of going to Pittsburgh
and asked for work ln the plant of the
Climax FJro Brlok 'company. So good
waa her disguise that the foreman gave
the "young man" a Job wheeling bricks.
The heavy labor taxed her, but she was
game and stuck It out. Her delicate
fingers soon became covered with blp
blisters, but she concealed her weari
ness and exhaustion and mingled with
the other day laborers. When bantered
about beln "green" she tossed bock
good-natured retorts with the best of
In the meanwhile her father, a well
known business man of Fails Creek, was
making frantlo efforts to find his daugh
ter. Alarms were sent out to the police
of the surrounding boroughs and to the
police of Pittsburgh.
Edward Latimer, a telephone lineman.
who. knew Miss Stratton, saw her at
work. He noted something familiar
about her features and penetrated her
disguise. The girl's parents were noti
fied and her brother came for her.
"I wanted to know the free life of n
boy," said Miss Stratton today as she
started for homo In her brother's auto
mobile, after she had donned feminine
garb again. "I did not have any quarrel
with my parents. I simply wanted to
rough It to see the world from a man's
standpoint a,nd to do the work of a
man, a common laborer." Glancing at
her blistered hands, she added, "but
wheeling bricks Is rather strenuous."
about sixteen years and that ha know
Julian Hah a ml for whose murder he Is
belnff tried. He knew o Kopf and
TTVrTMn'UV UV Tirr TVPTTWCT" ' Frank Qlbbs and the men whom he Inv
JJY THE DE"NSE I piloted In hla cohfcwlon at Burlington.
.ormiirr tu innnnit)- l oiihhIhnIiiii
Cnlleil lo shnvr thnt Mrut'nl
Condition nf Drfrmtntit
AUBURN, Neb., Nov. S.-(8peclat Tele
gram.) The case of tho state airalnst
Tho defendant admitted that he lmd
caused SChcrltf Qruhh to summon Sheriff
Jqnes of Nemeha county In order to tell
of h's participation In the murder of
man Julian. Counsel for the defense, read
the confession to the Jury and Shellen.
bergcr ndmltted that he had answered
the questions ns rend, but now stated
The Persistent ana yuaiclous Use of
Newspaper Advertising is tho Road to
not know why he did.
, Under cross-o-xnmliiatlon by Attorney
Fcrneau, the defendant told the story
of his life an dadmltted that he had
gono undor . the assumed names of
Charlie Wright, Charlie Gray and Henry
Miller In various state safter the murder
The defendnnt became somewhat con
used under the fire of questions and
dchled a good many things ho had ad
mitted on direct examination.
Fuller Shllnnlw.mrr n u,n..,.ui q,,os
The defense called one or two wines""': I . T deed
nrtr hirh ih. . . ! J PrtIcMlfir of tho contesslon. He said
Y !' h. for making It and d'd
Tobias Kllnger, a merchant and old resi
dent of Julian, who testified -that he had
seen Kopf In Julian Monday or Tuesday
following the murdor of Julian Bauhaud
years ago, and "that Kopl carried a ban
Tho state; called Henry Albright, rail
road section hand: Martin Salle, former
lesldcnt of Julian, and Fred Rohm, cx
sheriff of Nemaha county, all of whom
testified practically as had Kllnger.
The defense called Mrs. Joe Kopf, who
sworo her husband was In Gmaha at tho
time the murder was committed, and that
he came homo about one week later to
visit his family, and that his hand waa
bandaged becauso of Its having been
sprained while at work In Omaha.
Joseph Kopf, indicted for the murder
ot Bauhaud, eworo that ha went to work
ln Omaha in May, 1KW, In the bakery of
Otto Wagner and worked until some time
In August. He sold ho sprained his hand
while at work there. He stated that he
never hod heard of the murder until ho
came home one week later and his wife
told him of It
The previous testimony of Lech, baker
of Omaha, showed that he had been told
by Kopf early ln the week following the
murder. Kopf denied that ho had any
hand In the killing.
The defense attempted to Introduce the
testimony of a former wirden of the
penitentiary, Georgtj W. Leidlgh, as to
Shellenbergors mental condition in ISO),
but tho court ruled It out on the objec
tion of the counsel for the state.
The court today decided that tho tectl
mtfny of T. J. Mohoney, R. C. Smith and
Hayes, the latter a United States mar
sral, was on the whole not admissible
and ruled all of tho same oit with the
exception of. a few mlnuor points.
Question of Sanity.
Dr. G, W. Fogers, a member of tho In
sanity commission appointed to oxamtne
the defendant, Shellcnberger, testified
that Bheltenberger was a victim of a
disease and that this had a tendency to
affect his mental condition.
On cross-examination by Attorney
Fernau for the state, Fcgors slated that
he was not so positive the conditions
were so marked as to affect tho sanity
of Shellenberger; that ln his oplnlin de
fendant had at some time had this
The defense was the defendant Snellen-
MAGIC OF THEWHITE MAN
llondln Conquered nn Kntlre No
tion vtlth I.lttlc Black
'Tfct-so aro great times, exulted the
Electrician to his friend, the Old Fogy.
"With machine guns and other Instru
ments of war we certainly aro going
some In tho fighting game!"
"Yes," agreed the Old Fogy, as he ad
justed his glasses, "but do you know
that before such things were dreamed
of nn entlro nation was conquered
with a magnet and a ltttlo black box?"
And the Electrician confessed, "No."
"You havo heard, no doubt," the Old
Fogy ramWed on, "of the marvelous In
ventions of Robert lloudln, the great
French conjurer, a man who did great
things with electricity when Alexander
Graham Bell was an Infant. Houdln ap
plied electricity to many of his magical
experiments and delighted the Parisian
public for years In his little theater.
When ho retired ho was tho most fa
vored performer of his day and had
bowed to tho plaudits of royalty!"
"Heard all about that," snapped the
Electrician. "What about the black box?"
"Coming1 to that, boy; coming to that.
Houdln retired to his family estate on
the left bank of the River Loire, near St.
Gervalse, hoping to end his days ln peace.
But after a year or so there came to
htm, through a military friend a request
from tho French government that he go
to Algiers. In his memoirs, translated
Into English some years before his death,
he says that the Marabouts of that coun
try, a sort of medicine men and wonder
working priests, controlled the masses
and Incited them to Intermittent revolts
against tho French by their tricks. These
tricks, he assures us, were ot tho sim
plest and most primitive type. It was
"With tho little black box and the
"Yos. HI reoltal of his performance
I In Algiers Is exceedingly Interesting
' Some ot the most distinguished natives
were there. Iloiid'n showed them all
sorts of things; Allowed himself to be
shot nt. and caught the bullet unharmed,
and many other such feats. But his piece
do resistance undoubtedly waa his box.
He called for a strong man to come on
tho stage and a giant responded, lloudln
toyed with him a moment, bantered with
him about his strength, and asked him
It he could lift his lltUe black box. DIs
dnlnfully the Arab lifted It and smiled
But Houdln warned him. 'Walt- But n
moment and you shall be as a little
child!" He placed the box on tho stage,
and dared his huge guest to ralso It The
Arab tried with one finger; grasped It
with his great muscular hand; tugged nt
It with all the strength ot his massive
arms, bracing his legs like two huge
bronso columns, so Houdln says, to no
avail. Try aa he would this son ot tho
desert could not stir that little box
from Its place. For a breathing spell he
released his grip for a moment, then
went at It again. And while the awe
stricken audience panted In amasement,
he suddenly writhed In acuteit agony,
and sank groveling on the stage. Tho
current coursed through him and gal
vanised him Into misery. Then Houdln
gave a signal; tho current from the
electro-magnet beneath the stage was
turned oft and the Arab fell back groan
ing. He lifted himself to his feet, and
hiding his face lit his cloak, crept away
to blush unseen. The little black box
"And?" Inquired the Electrician.
"And," replied the Old Fogy, "Houdln
htm shot nt by a man who said he wished
to kill; had seen him rob a giant of his
strength. No Marabout had ever done
that. No Marabout with primlttvo tricks
could convince them that any revolt of
theirs could provall against the white
man and his magic his electricity. The
conqueror's conquest was complete."
Key to tho Sltuatlon-Bee Advertising.
Whr It ld Not Come.
Years ago It Used to ba tho custom ot
tho country folk to work out their taxes
by boarding tho teacher, which meant
that from tlmo to time ho waa supplied
from various quarters with food.
Ono day a boy named Ellsha Anderson
sought tho teacher and said:
"Bay, teacher, my pa wants to know
If you like pork?"
"Indeed. 1 do," waa tho reply. "Say
to your father that there Is nothing In
the way of meat I llko bettor than
Borne) time elapsed and there was no
pork from EUsha's father, a fact that
in no way surprised the teacher, for
tho old man was known throughout the
country as a tight proposition. Never
theless, one afternoon the teacher asked
"How about that pork, Ell aha, that
your father promised me?"
"Oh." answered the boy, "tho pig got
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