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TI1R UF.E: OMAITA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1015.
WANT PROBE INTO
THE SMITH MURDER
Corontr'i Jury Recommends that
County Attorney Investigate
NOTHING NEW IS DEVELOPED
A coroner'" Jury, after deliber
ating for a short period on the. evi
dence offered at an Inquest, returned
the rerdlct that "William Harry
Smith of Council Bluffs came to his
death about 10 p. m. the night of
October 16, near Thirty-first and
Dodge streets, Omaha, fcom a gun
ehot wound Inflicted by some un
known person, and owing to the
peculiar circumstances under which
the shooting occurred and the evi
dence offered, we recommend a more
thorough Investigation on the part of
the county attorney."
Nothing- developed In the testimony of
any of the witnesses that did more than
corroborate the story already rotated of
Miss Grace Slater. 422 North Thirty
fourth street, told In few words that
he had known Smith for five years,
was employed In his department of the
Woodmen of the World and the details
of the holdup and shooting which re
sulted In Smith's death. She told how
with her mother she met Smith hy
chance at Blxteenth and Howard street",
and after tcavmg her mother she and
8mlth started to walk to her home; how
near Thirty-first and Dodge streets they
were confronted by a highwayman, who
flashed a light In their face and com
manded them to hold up their hands.
Smith did not comply and was shot
down, following which the bandit forced
her to accompany him on a long walk,
made Improper proposals and finally
after taking her purse gave her car fare
and she boarded a street car and went
home. She further asserted that as the
bandit was masked she noted only that
he had a prominent nose and his general
height, build and wearing apparel, and
further that unless she heard his voice
she would be unable to identify him.
Other witnesses who testified were .urs.
Frank Fogg, Miss lone Fogg and D. V.
Phelps, all living at 3116 Dodge street;
Mrs. Emma Solomon, living at Thirty
first and Dodge: F. L. Bushman, 3004
Farnam street; E. O. Callahan, a caller
at the Fogg residence the night of the
murder; Mrs. Nellie Slater, 43! North
Thirty-fourth street; the coroner's physi
cian and Detective Del Klch. None of
these witnesses offered any new evi
dence, but merely recited a repetition of
what has been said before. Detective
Klch, however, asserted that the police
re in possession of the picture of an
ex-convict, whom they are - confident Is
the man who shot Smith. Miss Slater as
serted she was certain that the mur
derer was no one whom she or Smith
knew or ever saw before.
Nebraska Hay Crop
Biggest in History
The Northwestern la laying plans to
ship out of Nebraska the largest wild
hay crop that has. ever been harvested
In the state. All through Rock, Brown
and portion of Cherry counties the val
leys are filled with stacks of the finest
quality of hay. Up In that portion of the
state the heavy rains ceased Just before
the late haying season set in and since
then the weather has been perfect for
cutting and curing hay. As a result the
country along the Northwestern' Black
Hills line has more hay to sell than ever
The Northwestern is pushing large
numbers of cars Into the stations In the
hay district, where tbey are being loaded
lor Chicago and the markets to the east
and south. All through the country large
a umbers of hay baling outfits are at
Cincy Men Come to
Bid for Omaha Job
S. 1 Peacock and Thomas Brandes,
vice president and superintendent of con
struction, reapectlvely, of 8. D. Peacock
& Sons, general contractors of Cincinnati,
havo arrived In Omaha prepared to sub
mit a bid for the general contract to
build the new First National bank build
ing. Bids are to go In at o'clock Thurs
day morning at the local office of the
Chicago architectural firm of Graham
Bumham & Co. The company has a local
office In the present First National bank
COMMON LAW WIFE ASKS
Alleging that for six years she was the
common law wife of Dwlght E. Felton, a
real estate' operator, formerly of Omaha
and now of Ogalalla, Mrs. Ooldle Felton
has petitioned In district court for sep
arate maintenance and a court order re
straining Felton from disposing of his
8 he states in her petition that Felton
and she started to live together In Omaha j
is man and wife In 1908. and continued
the marital relation under common law
until 1914. Since then, she says, he has
neglected her, has failed to support her
and has left the city, making it neces
sary for her to labor for her own sup
port. Felton's address was Jr,22 North Thirty
first street, according to the city direc
tory of 1913. He Is said to have owned
considerable Omaha property.
OFFICERS ARREST NEGRO
ON CHARGE OF ROBBERY
Charles Jackson, colored, has been ar
reated by Detecttves Dunn and Kennelly
sho assert they are positive he is the
man who broke Into and robbed the
home of P. Bailey. 2304 Hamilton street,
several nights ago. Bailey will be ar
raigned In police court, Thursday inorn
ng. Mast rue rsititir"
A tailor's work la sedentary. That ts
why most tailors suffer from constipa
tion. Q. W. Roberaon. Wichita Falls.
Tex., says: "I find Foley Cathartic Tab
lets the most delightful, cleansing cathar
tic I have aver taken. They are just the
thing." They keep the stomach sweet
and the liver active, drive away head
4rhe. dullness, tired feeling, biliousness,
ftloat and other results of clogged bowels.
Prompt and effective, without gripe or
pain. Stout people praise them for ths
light. free feeling they give. Sold
"ry where. Advertisement
WITH THE ITALIANS IN THE ALPS Sevcnty-Five-millimctre gun, defending a pass
in the Alps mountain, where the Italians are now preparing to "dig themselves in" for
1 r i $ - ' m rig - : ; r t 1
r ' , 1 '-r vx' surtv-!
Former Treasurer of Dundee Turni
Over Final Installment to the
City of Omaha.
BUTLEB PREPARES A REPORT
Ellery II. Westerfleld, former
treasurer of Dundee and one of the
"trail-hitters" at the Tabernacle, has
paid into the city treasury $2,132.37,
being the last Installment of the
shortage reported by the city depart
ment of accounts and finances.
An expert accountant, engaged by
Mr. Westerfield, went over the ac
counts and confirmed the city's fig
ures In every particular.
The original amount of the shortage
retorted by the -lty was $20,948.81, but
subsequent checking increased that total
to the extent of t5.832.37, making the
total shortage paid in by Mr. Wester
field I26.7SL18, which settles the account
The total of cash and securities turned
over by Mr. Westerfield Is I156.409.21.
When the former treasurer paid In
$30,044.71 on July 30 to apply on the
shortage he . held to the belief that the
first shortage reported by the city would
be found to "be excessive, whereas It de
veloped that the deeper the matter was
probed the greater became the shortage.
City Commissioner Butler has prepared
his final report, which will be submitted
to the city council next week.
RECEPTION FOR TRAIL
HITTERS AT SWEDISH M. E.
All trail hitters who are headed for
the Swedish Methodist Episcopal church.
Nineteenth and Burt streets, are tnvltd
to a special service and reception in
the church tonight. Congressman C. O.
Iobeck and several other men will
speak. There will be special singing
and after the service the ladles of the
church will serve refreshments. All are
invited. Members of the church are ex
pected to attend.
INVITE BURTON TO TALK
BEFORE COMMERCIAL CLUB
Ex-Unlted States Senator Theodore E.
Burton of Onto Is to tie Tnvited by the
Commercial club of Omaha to speak at
a public affairs luncheon of the club No
Even Cross, Sick
Syrup of Figs
Look at tongue! If feverish,
take no chances.
"California Syrup of Figs"
can't harm tender stomach,
Pon't scold your fretful, peevish child.
See If tongue Is coated; this U a sure
sign Its little stomach, 1 ver and bowels
are clogged with sour waste.
When listless, pale, feverish, full of
cold, breath bad, throat sore, doesn't
eat. sleep or act naturally, has stomach
ache, indigestion, uiurrhoea, give a tea
spoonful of 'California Syrup of Figs,"
and In a few hours all the foul waste,
the sour bile and fermenting food passes
out of the bowels and you have a well
and playful child am lit Chlldivn love
this harmless "fruit laxative," and moth
ers can rest easy after giving It, because
it never falls to make their little "In
sldes" clesn and sweet.
Keep it handy, Mother! A little given
today saves a sick child tomorrow, but
get ths genuine. Ask your druggist for
a Go-cent bottle of "California Syrup of
Vet," which haa directions for babies,
children of all ages and for grown-up
plainly on the bottle. Ilemembvr there
are counterfoils sold here, so surely lock
and see that yours Is made by the "Cali
fornia Fig yrup Company." Hand ba 'it
with contempt any other fig syrup. Advertisement.
"i- ' sr-T s'i,.
OUTSIDE BUYERS FORCE
UP THEGRAIN PRICES
Outside buyers coming onto tne market
sent Omaha wheat prices up ZH cents per
bushel. The top prrce for the day was 96
cents, though the bulk of the sales were
made between 90 and M cents. Receipts
for the day were sixty-eight cara
Corn was down H cent. With twenty
seven cars on the markets, alea were
made at !)(i4lft cents per bushel.
Oats were low and down V cent. Prices
ruled from m4 to 86'4 cents. Receipts
were twenty-four cartoaas.
We Have Planned for Thursday
a Sale Alive With Desirability 1
J J, dJtlC? There is no single word that will adequately express
HITS ST M5 the value of these suits. They are all this fairs new
and latest models and are made of broadcloth, poplins,
gabardines, serges, checks, whipcords, etc. Every suit lined with good peau de cygne or
satin; many with good fur trimmings. Every good color, in women's and misses' sizss.
Coats, at $15
Coats of every description and for every occa
sion. The majority of these coats are lined
throughout with satins and peau de cygne. The
materials are wonderful for their beauty and
warmth and make these coats extraordinary values.
Women's and misses' size.
Man Run Down and
Hurt by Gas Bike
C. r. King, a civil engineer for ths
Northwestern railroad, was kn6cked un
conscious at Thirteenth and Kamam
streets when run down by F. Carters
motorcycle. Police surgeons revived King,
who was able to go to Ills home,
North Twenty-third street. Carter was
arrested on the charge of reckless driving
and later released on bond. His machine
was smashed up.
and Strong Values
and Misses' Coats
and Misses' Suits
and Misses' Dresses
of High Honor
rr. W. O. Henry has Just received no
tlce of h's election to a fellowship In
the American College of Surgeons tind
has tieen called to Post on next week,
where In cap and gown he will publicly
receive the deuree cf F. A. C. S.. whloh
Is refisn'.i-d s the hltnct In the gift
of the medical profession of America. In
addition the board by sperlal resolution
granted him a charter membership In the
college. He Is accompanied by hit wife.
Paving is Being
Rushed This Fall
The efferta of several acts of the lit
Irglrlrxture are brine; vlsunlised Just nw
In Omaha In the form of linproctnent.
being made on North Tlilrttrth street.
Military avenue, on the north end of the
Florence boulevard and a few other dis
tricts. Pavin North Thirtieth street and Mili
tary avenue ranie within th provisions
of the act which gives to the c!tv council
the rleht to Improve mnln thrnughfnres
without the usuiil petition from proertv
owners. With a reasonable open fnll hott
streets will have been completed before
winter sets In.
Curbing and guttering slnns the Flor
ence boulevard Is being done aeo.-illng
to act which provides the city nmy onler
such an Improvement and ascoss the coat
to the adjacent property.
ASKS FOR WAGES HE WOULD
HAVE EARNED IF NOT HURT
Asserting that according to the Carlisle
tables of mortality, he has an expectancy
of life of almost twenty-nine years,
Francesco Tlrro, a former smeller In- 1
borer, Is suing the comrsny for $s,"lO TS
alleged damages for Injuries, llo bnses j
his e'alm upon weekly payments for that I
length of time, computed under the em
ployers' liability act. Tlrro wants the
whole sum In advance. Instead of weekly.
He earned SIS a week while In the em
ploy of the smelting company and says
he Is unable to work any more since hurt
by an explosion of molten metal.
COMMERCIAL CLUB FAVORS
MORE FUNDS FOR THE NAVY
The Commercial club ts In favor of n
larger federal appropriation for the navy
In order that our ports may be strength
ened to be adequate for national defense.
This action was taken by the executive
committee following a suggestion from
the Navy league of the United States.
Coaahs and Colds Dnnaerons.
Don't wait, take Dr. King's New Dis
covery nw. It will help your , cough
and soothe the lungs. 60c. All druggists.
Dresses, at $15
Successful selling will be the result of this very
wonderful lot of smart dresses. Special efforts have
been centered on this part of the big offering.
Dresses of crepe de chine, taffeta, crepe meteor,
charmeuse, serge, combinations of plaid and fancy
silks with French Berges; all colors. Women's and
TEN BISHOPS WILL
BE AT OMAHA SYBOD
Eleren Districts Will Be Repre
sented at Episcopal Meeting
Here This Week.
REV. L. R. BREWER TO PRESIDE
Ten bishops will be in attendance
t the second annual meeting of the
synod of tlie Province of the North
west of the Episcopal church.
Tint man who was to have nt sided
rfiod very suddenly last Friday. He
whs the lilisht Hev. George lliller.
bishop ot South Dakota, who was
only 40 years old.
Tho bishops who will be here are the
T(Uht Hev. Arthur 1.. Williams. 1. IV.
bishop of Nebraska ; Klisbt Hev. 1-elgh
JvUhmon.l Hrewer, l. !.. bishop of Mon
tana hiul I'llmus, lticht Hev. Theodora
N. Atotrlf. n. 1 IV, b'.Miop of Iowa; Itlnlit
ltev. haivttirl iVek Ktlsall. 1. IV, blshjp
of Mliti"soln , l!ltit llcv. li'Mijaniln
Urewster, IV I'., iKthop of western CuIj
railo; 15iht Krv. Nathaniel . Thomas,
1'. I. blsluip of WyommK; li ght ltev.
tieora Allen llecchrr. IV IV, bishop of
western Nebraska; T.lahl Hev. Frank
A. sk'Klvaln, D. P.. hlfhop suffragan
.if Minnesota; HiScit Hev. Harry S.
l.onitlry, I1. IV, bltiio)i suffragan of Iowa;
HUhl Hev. John 1'oyiits Tyur, IV L
bishop of North Dakota, and Might Hev.
Wiillum I'. Kni'or, D. IV, bishop couJJu
tur of .Mmi. uia.
Kstent ttt Province.
The province of the northwest takes In
the dioceses and missionary districts of
ninth. Minnesota, North Dakota, South
Dakota, Iowa, Colore. lo, western Colo
rai.o, Montana, yomli.g, western Ne
l.iavka and Nebraska.
It will have as ltn president or primus
the vrm-iable bishop of Montana, lit.
Hev. Leigh H. Mrewcr. the oldest blahop
In consecration In the province.
The present synod la of the greatest
Importance next to the general convention
of the church, which meets In Bt. Ixiuls
Tho synod opens Thursday morning
with tho impressive procession of the
bluhops and clergy vested and led by the
This service will be held at Trinity ca
thedral. Hlshop Hrewster wltl be the
preacher and Hlshop Hrewer the cele
brant at the holy communion.
ENGLISH DISMISSES THE
ROBERT SHIVERICK SUIT
District Judge James P. English has
dismissed without prejudice the suit of
Hubert Shlverlrk of Omaha against Mag
Hablnoff and others of New York.
Cut Out Meats
If Kidneys Are
Uric acid in meat excites Kid
neys and Irritates the
Noted Authority says we must
flush Kidneys with Salts
if Back hurts.
We are a nn'lon of meat eater and
our blood Is filli'd wl h nrlo acid, says a
well-known a ltlmrlty, who warns us to
le (onuUntly on guard against kidney
'1 lu kldnevs do their utmost to free
the blood of this Irritating acid, but be
come weak from overwork; they get
olUKKlfh; the elimlnative tlxnues clog and
thua the wrmte Is retilned In the blooj
to poison the entire system.
When your kidneys ache and feel liks
lumps of lend, end you have Ming nf
lams In the back or the urine la cloudy,
full of s-dinii'iit, or the bladder Is Irri
table, obllKinir you to sek relief during
the night; when o.i have severe head
aches, nervous and dlzfy spells, sleep-l-Ksne.ii,
acid stomach or rheumatism In
bad weather, get from your pharmacist
about' four oimres of Jud Sa:ts; take a
tahh-spoonful in a glass of water before
breakfast earn incrnlng and In a few
days your kidney w 11 act fine. Tills
famous sslt Is made from tho"acld of
grapes and lemon Juice, combined with
llthla, and has beon usod for generations
to ftuh and stimulate dogged kidneys,
to neutralise the acids In urine so It Is
no longer a amirce of Irrttiitlun, thm end
ing urinary and bladder disorders.
.lad Salts la Inexpensive and cannot Injur-;
makes a delightful effervescent
llthln-water drink, and nobody en make
a m stake by taking a little occaalonally
to krep the kidneys clean and active.
A Home Cure Slrea by One Who Hid It
In 1h frprtnt I (- 4 fcy
Murrnliu nnd Infimfttnry Vt hrutmtUm.
nitVrxl t uiiiv i hot who hv ti know, for
orr thr rmrn I tr4 vtntdy mtir
rmx1v. anA rtrtrtr nftitr doctor, but uch
rwhff t I rrrtfd wni only temper:-?,
finally, f fnuntl a rm4r tb urM oi
compl.tHr, nd It ha nTr rtiurnr4. t
hiv trlvvn H tn a, oiimhr who wir tarrthljr
vffllitfl anil vn htdrld4tn with Rhunv
tlm. and U fftd a rnr in wry "a.
I want avftrr aurtVr from anf rm ef
rhirninilft trotiMft in try thin mAi-wlnua hotll
tni ynwr. Imn'l Mnj a rant; almpir mall
your nam and ad(1raa and I will and It
fna to try. Afifp you hava ni-il tit nnit
II baa prnven lltwlf to b tbnt lona:-loikd-fr
tnana nf rurlnn your HhumlUm. ynu ma f
ennd thm rrlMi of It. nna dollar, but, nndar
atand, I do nnt want your monr unlaaa yen.
r parfwtly anttarird lo arM It. Ian t lliat
fair? Wtw ufrr a.ny Innsrr whan ncait.vw
rMf la Ihua offarad rou frrat Doa't 4mf.
U&rk M Jftekann, H. 411 B Ournar Bldaj..
fcyraoua. N. T.
is everywhere that
service is supreme the
pure, rich age -mellowed
bourbon that cheers the
jaded tourist Ike a message
At leading clubs, hotels, and
restaurants, from leading dealers,
to tk for CEDAR BROOK
is a mark of good judgment
certainty of satisfaction.
For sixty-eight years the mel
lowest ana best.
W. H. McBRAYER'S
Tks WorU s Fiasst Wkisksy"
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