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JULY 31, 1U15.
waahlnir away of a bridK at Jarbalo, and
In Jfferaon county bcao of a waah
mit at Mrtdan. Conatdrabla difficulty
alao waa met In Dtcklnnon county, vhert
Mud creek waa rportd to be mora Utaa
a mile wide at Talmacr.
Ralna wre hravleat at Manhattan,
whera 1M Inonea were reported. The
Kannaa river at Wameo ro 12 feet
din-In the nlghf. ,
Two and a half Inchea of rata fell at
o tttt ninn
AUhlaon. Small atreama were awollen
and ttva Mlaaourt river waa r1nln again.
Mlaaouii Pacific traffic waa delayed by
a waahout below Atchlaon.
act." Ita laat tatment. returned Jine
2 ahnwed a canKal of .Vl,iii. aurnhia of
12.675 and depoHita of approximately
I Nil Releaaed.
WASHINGTON. July JO. F X. Weln
arhenK, arrcated a-vpral daya ajto after
he had written leltrra to the Whlta
(inuee. haa leen reloafd from the (rov
ernment rriapital for the Inaane. where
he waa under observation, and returned
to hia home In Fellevue, la.. In the cara
WARSAW, TIIE POLISH CAPITAL, NOW THE FOCUS OF THE WORLD'S EYE
Scene in the market plac8 of Warsaw, upon which the Germans are rapidly closing in
from three sides, and may be already in actual possession.
Trains in Kansas
TOrBKA. Kan., July -Hvy rain!
flor have madn evral arrra, th
and aa a rrault rallroada w axperienc
tn dirriotilty In aerrral arttona. In
Ijptvrnworth county fanta Fe railroad
traffic an at a atandalll, brcatiM of ti
Tflil Hash, f'1el.
W APHINflTON. July sn -Tbe Wharton
National hank, at Whnrton, Te.. waa
cloeed today by order of the comptroller
of the currency, because of financial dlf
flrultloai "due to eBlve borrowlnc by
Ita offlcera an1 directors and to per
alatent vtolationa of the national bank
m Tke THOMPSON-BELDEN STORE
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HOWARD AND SIXTEENTH STREETS
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TnH. MAPiKTpt- AT WAR.6AW. '
BECKER DIES Ili
Former 'Police Lieutenant, Con
rieted of t Murder, is Executed
WRITES DYDfO DECLARATION
tCftMitijed from Paaa On.)-
be Klven.: Tbia laated flva aeconda. An
examination that took aemsral minute
foilowed. Thre ibyricl&na amon thf
wllneaae' then made an examination and
Dr. Parr at t:K o'clock announoed "I
pronounce tlila man dead." .
Becker' Dylaar Declaratlaa.
I urine: tha nlfht Becker penciled on a
Piece of parcr whut tie captioned, "Mr
Vying Declaration." It was taken to
the warden' of flea wher two copl.a
were typewritten, which Becker alvned
with hla fountain pen In a bold hand.
To lcpnty Warden Johnaon, who had
charg of ihe execution In placa of War-
don Thonuu Mott OdorM, who doea not
believe In Ui death penalty, tha one
time police lieutenant fava hla fountain
pen aa a IfC "It ia the laat thing that
1 have to viva away and I want you to
hava It 1 want you to glva this stata
ment to the newspaper men."
lii-S:sr'fi piesaaco filvn out Just before
ha went to hla dnath. read:
"MV DVINO DFX3UA RATION,
"I eland before you In my full senses,
knowing - that . no power oa aarth can
save ma from the grava.
' "in case of that, in ths teeth of those
who condemned me, and In the presence
of my Cod and your God, I proclaim my
absolute Innorenra of the foul crime for
which- I must dt. You ar now about
to witness my destruction by tha state
which la organised to protect tha lives
of the mnocent; may Almighty God par
don every on who has contributed ' In
any deojrea to my untimely death.' And
now on the brink of ray (rare, I declare
to tha world that I am proud to hava
been tha husband of tha purest, noblest
wonwn that erer lived Helen Becker.
Thla acknowledgement is ths only legacy
I ran leave her. I bid you all goodby.
Father, I am ready to go. Amen.
(Sinned.) CHARGES BECKER."
ria Wife' rirtare Over Heart.
After . h; wife had aald farewell,
shortly after midnight, Becker maintained
a casual conversation . with Deputy
Warden Johnaon, wbo aat besida tha
screen In front of his cell. Sometimes ha
moked cigars, after which be would let
his head fall upon his hand' and gas
reflectively at the concrete floor for
minutes at a tlma. Dawn found htm
seated on the edge of hla oot carefully
pinning a photograph of his wife on his
whit ehlrf over his heart, ' - -
' Then, as If he daatred to hava her all
to himself, Becker put on a thin black
alpaca coat, which ha tightly buttoned.
The photograph waa not seen by tb wit
nestea until tha physician opened his
cost as h sat In tba death ohair.
Becker was put to death by tha state
executioner, whoa name Is unknown to
tha public. This man succeeded State
rinctrlclan Davis and ha said ha would
not tak the Job unleaa h name was
kil McreL lis lives In a ltttta town p
state and went atout his work briskly.
Becker's executioner said that In hla
ormlon the man had died Instantly at
the first contract.
' A a autopsy on tba body of Backer was
performed, according to law. Immediately
after the execution. After Becker's body
t ad been removed from tha electrlo chair,
Harauel Hayaes. a negro murderer, was
brought Into tha execution room and
electrocuted. Ona of Becker's Isst ra
iuets to Warden Osborne waa that Its
( put to death before) tha negro, Haynea.
GERDES WOULD START
.PRISON PLATE FACTORY
i Krom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, July J0.-(uHtaJ ) Com
uilssioner Oerdea of the Board of Con-
tivl hes submitted to tha tooard a pro
3ai to establish a plant for. tha mano-
iailure of automobile number plates at
n,e Nt'U-utka penUteiiXiary.
lie liu hist been to Chicago, where he
has been Investigating such an establish
ment and is convinced that one could
be installed at a cost of from K to
IV. Cointnteoiuoer Gerdes sees a fu
t'jre development la the industry In tba
manufacture of advertising plates, now
tecotrliig u.ulte common.
THREE ABE CONVICTED
BY LOS ANGELES JURY
ANOS.LKS, Cel.. July JO The Jury
In the trie) of the government auit against
Charles 'A. :iir, president, and ten other
'.,nm r olfl' lals and employee of the La
Aocrlrs liHtli'.''nt company, charged
mlth conspiring to use the malls tn a
t;m to defraud, returned a verdict
1st to4ay of guilty aatist Preetdent
Utter, W. I. rwb!e and George It
fiert-v T'.e eal't thr deTendanta wera
Ki H llanrfr lor Haeaanatlsn.
Im,h I ei :'r ai-d irv to ear r-ut yonr
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Gompcrs Again Says Foreign Agents
Arc Trying to Start Strikes in U. S.
WASHINGTON, July A.-President
tampers of tha American Federation of
Labor reiterated today hla statement that
foreign Influences hsd been working to
make strike In tha United States and
called upon he working men to discoun
tenance any such attempts. Mr. Gompers
made public his correspondence with tha
Central Federated union of New Tork,
which made an Inquiry regarding a state
ment attributed to Mr. Oomser that
"officers of International unions had re
ceived money to pull otf strike In Bridge
port and elsewhere in ammunition fac
"I never mentioned International
unlona" wrot Mr, Gompars, "nor did I
us tha word Oerman, nor did I mention
Bridgeport, nor did I refer to ammunition
factories. What I did aay waa that au
thentic Information had coma to me that
efforts had been made to corrupt men
for the purpose of having eLrikee Inau
gurated among seamen snd longshoremen
engaged In handling American product
and manning ship for Kuropean ports,
that tha co-ruptlng Influence waa being
conducted by agents of a foreign govern
ment and that I had no 'doubt the same
agencies snd Influences wer at work
elsewhere with the same purpose In view.
"We. should all enter an emphatic pro
teat and frown upon any foreign inter
ference no matter by what motive ac
tuated, particularly when that motive Is
ulterior and to the detriment of the good
name, growl h and permanency of our
"That the effort has been made to
corrupt ao me of our men for such a pur
pose Is true, but that tha strikes hava
been Inaugurated Is untrue; and it Is
untrue because the men, who have given
tlma and service to workers of.our coun
ry, hava interposed. In time."
STATE WILL INDICT
. (Continued from rage Ons.)
field haa ordered his aides to take charge
of tha Eastland and keep off every on
not connected with the federal govern
ment until such tlma aa tha federal of
ficial shall have completed their Inves
tigation. "So much haa been aald about a gov
ernment whitewash" that tha city should
see that nothing Is don to arouse ths
slightest suspicion that the Inquiry, la not
on, tha SQuara't.the 'coroner ! aald: I
visited tha wrack' of the Eaatland lat
night and vu told that federal officials
had glvsn orders to keep everyone off the
. laeawotor Raid Testifies.
, Robert Held, United State Inspector of
teamboata. teatlfled at Secretary Red
field' Eastland Inquiry today concern
ing his examination of tha vassal and also
about ths appointment of his son-lo-law,
J. M. Erickaon, aa Its chief engineer. In
13. whan ha first saw tha Eastland. Its
official capacity waa 1,000. ha said, but
later, when it cam hla turn to Inspect
It, ha reduced It to 1,06, baaing. hla fig
ures on It life saving apparatus rather
than on Its dock apaos. the customary
ARE AT GATES OF
(Continued from Pag One.)
man movement of attack at Lav Croix
De Carme waa easily repulsed.
. "A Gorman aviator yesterday threw
down on tha town of Nancy a total of
four bomb, but no casualties or damag
"In the Bosges at Rarrenkopf, tha
.fighting continued , until midnight with
great fury. ' --
' "A fresh Oerman attack-was repulsed.
A stream of fire maintained by our troop
Inflicted heavj Ioaas on tha snemy."
The witness aald that hi son-in-law had
applied for the position of rhtef engineer
of the Eastland at tha request of hi
wife and that William II. Hull, vice pree
Idant of the company which owned tha
steamer, had written a letter to the
Grand Haven Inspection board, asking
about Erlcksoa' qualifications. Erickaon
was later appointed chief engineer.
inspector Reid said that at on. time
be had angered Mr. Hull by refualna- in
grant a certificate of Inspection to ths
steamer J3ugn C. Hart.
"I have had my character attacked nM
thaa once," said the witness, "because I
refused to certify boata"
Inspector Held declared that ao boat
owner .had ever tried to Influanoe htm In
making Inspection of vessels.
At on tlma the witness said he had
threateneed to take away the lioana of
Captain Harry Pedsrsnn, commander of
the Eastland, because he had thrown off
a stern line on the Vaetland without
warning nearby boata, which were en
dangered by the act
' Why Capacity Waa Increased.
Inspector Reld told of amending the
Baetlsnd's capacity certificate July .
1314, allowing it to carry I.toO passenger.
The new permit, he said, was baaed on
the addition of four life reft to it life
saving squipment The witness admitted
that, when he Issued the new permit he
was only advised of ths new life rafts
by an. affidavit from Captain Pedersen.
but, 1e said, "four day later I saw the
rafta myself on ths vessel."
Oa More Ma Recovered.
Work of raising the steamer Eastland
progressed alowly today. The big ves
sel had been encircled with heavy cablea
tavrge pontoons were being forced under
her bow and stern.
Meanwhile launches dragged tb river
and tea divers continued their search
for bodies of victims. The body of a
woman waa taken from a cabin of the
boat eerly In the day.
The morning's figures on the loss of
Identified dead , gg
I nldentlflet dead t
v eat era fcJecirto company list of
Total j ajj
Walter C. Steele, secretary and' treas
urer of tha 8t. Joseph-Chicago Meant
ship company, owners of ths Eastland,
who was arrested yesterday on a charge
of criminal carelessness 'In connection
with the disaster, waa releaaed In HO.OUO
bond today, and the case against hla
continue1 until August W.
Mayor Thorn peon announced today
that a would revoke tha license of any
undertaken who overcharged the families
of Eastland victims la funeral axpenaea
Several such complaints have been re
ceived by the mayor and tnrestlsatioa
is being msde. The relief fund for tie
Eastland survivor today passed the
Apartment. :.ats. lioi.i and tottaxea
Jean he r-ntd oul'-kly an .be.ly y a
i e r i- -lit
O.M; Druse, Old
Employe, is Dead
O. M. ' Druse, for thirty year tn tha
employ of th Burlington road In Lincoln
and Omaha, died laat night following aa
operation for a chronic trouble. He had
lived In Omaha for three years but re
cently, owing to falling health, returned
to Lincoln. Mr. Druaa waa Mara
age and when he came to Nebraska was
employed la the Burlington land depart
ment, Yvnca the necessity for this de
partment be Mima leas, ha became, & ra
cial Investigator for the legal depart,
ment with headquarters at Lincoln. For
threat year be had been an tnanaA. i-
th "safety first" department, working;
uirauy unaer tne main headquarter
Mrs. Druse and a dauaMar Mm t a
Olson, survive. They accompanied th i
way io uncoin yesterday.
REFEREES TO BE NAMED
IN THE G. W. EG AN CASE
riERREL B. D.. July . (Saeniel Tal-
egram. At the afternoon hearing In th
aisiarrmsnt complaint against Oeorg W.
Egan. his attorney moved to eirike from
the complaints all charges based on oases
now pending either la circuit court or In
ths supreme court of anneals. whtnH waa
denied. Attorney General Caldwell argu
ing that If caaea In court were a bar to
dlssbarment, an attorney could keep that
bar always up.
The court decided to appoint three ref
eree to take testimony on the complaint
and report their findings to the court,
such restrictions to be made at an early
date. - s
THREE INCHES OF RAIN
FALLS NEAR VVYMORE
BEATRICE. Neb.. July . (Special.)
Two and seventy one-hundredth inches
of water tell here thla moru'ng. Wy
more. Blue Springs and other point re
port a rainfall of three inchea The Blue
river la eight feet above normal and bear
and, Indian creek are out of their banks
Tb Union Pacific failed to get a train
through here tonight from Manhattan,
Kan., on account of the high water.
Twenty-five and eighty-one ne-hun-dredth
of rata haa fallen here elnc th
first of th year, aa Increase of 14.lt
Inchea over a year ago.
R00SEVELTS LEAVE LOS
ANGELES F.OR THE EAST
I-OS ANOELES Cal.. Julv A Cln.l
and Mra Theodore Roosevelt left here
today tor Oyster Bay, N. T. They came
wat on a tour of the coast and vt sited
the exposition at Ban Francisco and
San It to.
WASHINGTON, July M.-K,ecial Tel-friu.i-Nrbruk
Alary ltaj,1all. Krentont, gi2.
Joseph C Cutei waa appointed rural
letter carrier at Waverty. la.
Addle J. Williamson waa appointed
postmaster at twmm, Knox county .Ne
tual.a, vice K K, Hatkin. remove, .
Illlte I.. V.-Vei Ira (.IMIMtrcj l"l-'
n.e'.r st Kluieiue, t ''ih,iiii o ui,?
White Hose for
Cool, Comfortable and At
tractive; all Styles at Mod
Silk Lisle - -5c, '.ion and 50-j
Silk Hoot 50c and 75c
Ont Size Lisle - - 35c and 50o
Out Size Silk Hoot 75c
The Final Sale of
$10 Parasols for
$8 Parasols for -$6
Parasols for -$5
Parasols for -$4
Parasols for ...
$3 Parasols for -$2
Parasols for -
To Left of Main Entrance.
Omaha, Creighton, Ne
braska pennants; to close
out, regularly sold up to
$2.00; Saturday, 25c each.
Kayser Gloves in white and
colors, short lengths
for ----- - 50c to $1.25
12 and 16-button lengths, in
white and black, 75c to $2
Full 16-button. length Silk
Gloves, Milanese finisli.
$1.25 quality, white ony
- - 79c
The Store for Shirtwaists
A Sale Saturday of Wash Waists
Voile, Orgp.ndie, Linen and Batiste Waists, in plain white,
stripes and colors
Values to $1.50, all Sizes 79c
Come Saturday Last Call
Final Clearing of Silk Remnants
Clearing up time is here. We do this every year at
the end of each season's selling.-We are now planning for
the new Autumn Goods which are beginning to arrive.
2500 Remnants to Go
Everything, from one-yard to full dress patterns in
cluded, for gowns, wraps, waists, petticoats, skirts, etc.
The items given below are but a handful gleaned here and
there for a brief description. Kead each item care fully;
note the reductions: ,"'.;.'
ALL SILK BLACK CREPE DK CHINK, $2.00 quality, 40 Incbea
Wide; 4tt yards tn remnant, for .. ...... $3.98
TUB SILKS, 2H yarda, white with pin stripes of color, 1.00 qual
ity, for ....... 89c
WHITE CREPE DE CHINK, $2.00 quality, 40 Inchea wide, 5 yard
in remnant, for- - -- - - -- -- -- -- 4.19
BLACK CHIFFON TAFFETA, $1.75 quality, 30 Inchea wide, 5
yards in remnant, for - 3.09
SATIN STRIPE TUB CREPE, 92.00 quality, 8)4 yarda In remnant,
- for ... - - . . . k . $1.98
BLACK FAILLE SILK, $2.00 quality, 86 inches wide, 6 yards in
'remnants, for - . - ' - - - - - - - $4.07
SATIN STRIFE SILK YOLK, $1.25 quality,, 40 inches wide; color
navy blue, SU yards, fur i ... . j -- . .- $1.25
B ROCHE SILK POPLIN, $1.75 quality, 40 inchea, color heliotrope,
5 yarda, for - - , . . . - $3.08
CHIFFON POMPADOUR TAFFETA, $2.00 quality, 86-inch, color
navy blue, 5U yards, for ..... - - - - - - $3.79
ALL SILK STRIPE MARQUISETTE, $1.25 quality, color brown, 94
yards, for - - . $1.08
SPOT PROOF FOULARD SILK, $1.00 quality, 8 1-6 yards In rem.
nant, for - - - - - - . - $1.98
SILK CREPE NOVELTY, $2.00 quality, 40-inch, Russ Green A
yards, for ' $3.04
We will find hundreds of equally great value. We cannot war.
rant you that these will not he sold out before yon come; you should
be here when they go on sale.
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Saturday, 8:30 A. M.
16 Wool Suits
Formerly $19.50 to
in bine, black and white
checks, gray, in following
size 36. Two, size 38.
One, , size 40. Two, size 44.
One, size 49.
With Separate Skirts
So Much in Vogue
These are pleasing prices
Your choice of any wash
skirt in stock, gabardine,
pique, golfine, linen, white
and colors, included in this
Former Prices to - - $8.75
Saturday for $2.95
De Meridor Cream - - - 19c
Ponds' Vanishing Cream,'
at - - - - - 19c
Nail Files ......... 10c
Thompsofi-Belden & Co.
HOWARD AMP eSJXTE.EJITH SXREEXS
Beaton's Bargain Bulletin
SOo Nail Brushes 96c
ISo Mail Brushes ..12c
SOo Tooth Brushes ttOe
lie. Rubber Gloves 89c
SOe Van Form Bath CrystsJs,19c
So Remmer'i Squares Soap, t
S So DaMar's Roe and Glycerine
Soap, t cakes SOo
SSe Peroxide Bath Boap, S cakes
I to 4711 White Rose Olyoerlne
Boap, per cake He
100 Ivory Boap, S cakes . . . .18c
lOe Straw Hat Cleaner, Bea
16c Powder Papers He
Lot of ISc. 16o and SOe Faeet
Powders. Baturday ISo
Lot of 16c and Sac Talcam Pow
ders, Saturday 7e
1 60 Bath Caps 89c
Tio Manicure Sciaeors 4Se
1 lb. Epsom Salts Bo
l(o pkg. Pumloe Btona Be
60o Colgate's Toilet Waters, aU
$1.00 Traxo ?9
tie Chamberlain's Antiseptic
$1. 00 Cooper's .Discovery. .60c
26c Chamberlain's Diarrhoea
60c Kodol Dyspepsia Liquid, Sfte
$8.76 HorUck's Halted Milk
$1.00 HorUck's Malted MUk, 67c
Llsterlne. 14c, 2Ui and .. ..B0c
60c Pebeco Tooth Paste i . . .sVic
S6e Lyons' Tooth Powder ..14c
Z6e Sanltol Tooth Paste or Pow
60c DeMar's Shampoo Liquid
lOe Retinal Bank Clears
10c George IV Cigars Be
10c Preferencia Cigars, conchas
stse. 4 for SOe
lie First Consul Cigars .... 10c
16c Motart Cigars 10e
SOe Stuart's Dyspepsia . . . .29c
kOc Canthrox 9c
76c Monogram Stationery . .29e
25o Beaton's Cold Cream ..19c
SOo Pompeiaa Night Cream SOc
SOe Pompelan Massage Cream
for . . ac
SOo Fitch Dandruff Remover, BSc
15c Mustard Cerate 12c
26c Mentholatum 14c
Deaton Drug Company
1 5th and Faro&si Streets
HOTELS. iKl ICMESITI.
Glen f.lorris Inn
Chrises Lskt, t.f.!r.:tcr,);3
of Omaha PetpU
Owned aad Operated by
HOTEL RADI8SON CO.,
ivtsrr s fZLu
TSSJa OsTXT BOW."
Week Seals alna Tvmerrav sTts-ht,
"Tx stock ynjursoT."
Edward Lynoh A1"tZx
TaTH ATI TO."
kfatlae. lsu-S& Stn. SV lea SOs
Balalar. Beaetmar. Haaatag
eoa Other a eonaa.
Case be Ciia.iUa l.i in v4 Ple
tniM ta.ie trntiaf. l'iu "wis
V.w rrvimaiaa." Otiia "l urn
Yw ft . i.uoot." "Tli, srumetive
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approaches calls are Increasing daily;
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until October 1st, because many new
leases are being made now.
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