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THE BEE : OMAHA, SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1915.
BODY OF BOY VICTIM
OF SHARKIS FOUND
Corpse of Lester Stillwell, Bit
. ten Nearly in Two, Discov
ered in Hatawan Greek.
COAST GUAED JOINS HUNT
New York, July 14. At ilmost low
tide today the body of Lester Still
well was found in Matawan creek
(boat 200 feet from the spot where
he disappeared after being attacked
by a shark. The body had been bit
ten nearly in to above the waist line.
Shark hunters at Matawan creek
believe they have this shark penned
up in the creek behind a series of wire
nets which have been strung across
the creek at intervals from its mouth
to the scene of the tragedy, sixteen
miles from the entrance. Men, armed
with shotouns. rifles and harpoons,
patrolled the waters of the creeM
again today: ?omt or mem sara iney.
had seen five of the big fish near the
point where W. Stanley Fisher and
Lester Stillwell were killed. They
made preparations for a shark drive
at noon today, when the ebb tide
will .leave only a few feet of water in
the creek. Dynamite will be exploded
again in an effort to atun the sharks
and bring them to the surface.
, Joseph Dunn, the 10-year-old boy
whose leg was terribly torn by the
invader of Matawan creek, is in a hos
pital in New Brunswick, N. J. Little
hope it entertained for his recovery.
' Coast Guard Joint Hunt
Washington, July 14. Tragic ttor
ies of attack by tharkt upon bathert
along the New Jersey coast were dis
cussed at today t meeting of the cab
inet. Later Secretary McAdoo an
nounced that the coast guard would
be ordered to do what it could to
ward clearing the coast of the dan-
Jrerous fish and preventing further
oss of life.
Instructions were sent by ' the
Treasury deoartment both to the
coast guard cutters and life-saving
stations to aid in killing sharks and
when possible warn resorts of their
Secretary Redfield told the cabinet
that the bureau ot nsneries naa oeen
unable to offer any scientific explana
tion of the unprecedented attacks
upon human beings.
A formal statement made public
by Acting Commissioner Moore of
ine nsneries Bureau eaiu we uhiwu
experts reluctantly had been com
pelled to come to the conclusion that
no certain effective preventive meas
ures could be recommended, but ad
vised a shark-catching campaign and
warned batnert to stay in snauow
water. Attention was called to the
small number of attacks compared
with the vast army of bathers, with
the suggestion that there appeared to
be no reason for panic among the
people at seaaide resorts.
Case of Discharged
Come Up Next Week
V North Platte, Neb, July 14. (Spe
cial.) The final round of the fight
of John G. Porter to retain hit posi
tion at postmaster of Bridgeport will
be settled in the North Platte divis
ion of the United Statet dittrict court
The case bat been brought Into fed
eral court for the final settlement of
the point of law Involved and will bt
triea oeiorc rcacrai juugc neuu
rough of Omaha next week.
' ludire R. W. Hobart of the Morrill
county district court granted l re
straining order to prevent rostai in
SDector W. M. Coble of Omaha from
turning the postal property over to
another party. Porter, who wat or
dered to retire from otnee iy tne
postmaster general's office, when he
wrote a sarcastic letter relative to an
additional appropriation for the
Bridgeport office, contends that he
was placed in office by the president
and the United Statet senate and that
it does not lie within the province of
the nostmaster general to depose him.
According to Coble's interpretation
of the law, the postmaster general has
this authority.' It is to settle thit
point of law that the case will be
tried before judge wooarougn.
Two Autos Stolen
Near Ida Grove
Ida Grove, la., July 14. (Special
Telee-ram.) Ida county hat been
visited by a lone automobile thief
this week who hat stolen two cars
: and a motorcycle. Wednesday night
he broke into the private garage of
Henry Hoops at Galva and took a
Ford car. Yesterday morning the
machine was found atuck in a deep
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Mr. Hoops followed the man's tracks
in the mud for nine miles, when he
overtook him and compelled him to
come to Ida Grove with him. When
this town wat .reached Hoopt went
into a house to phone for the sheriff
and the nritoner save him the alio.
Last night evidently the same fel
low broke into Anderson Bros, gar
age at Arthur and stole an automo
bile and a motorcycle belonging to
Bert Geiber and seemt to have made
hit getaway. ..'
All machines were stolen from
' buildings which were securely lock
ed. . ' - '
: California Motorists '
V Pay Visit at Geneva
Geneva. Neb.. July 14. (Special.)
Mr. and Mrt. Bert Disher and son,
and Mr. and Mrt. Rosencrant of
Long Beach, Calif., formerly of St
Edward. Neb., made a brief visit here
yesteraay wnue en route oy auto
from the east to their home. While
nere tney met w. r. riory or ineir
home town, who had been called to
attend the funeral of his brother, Cecil
friorv. who was killed bv liEhtnins.
Mr. Flory left today for the west
soDbinc at Atlanta, to inspect the
: damage done to hit farm by the re-
i cent tornado there.
Corn Crop Look Good,
1 Edgar, Neb., July 14.-(Special.)-Farmers
inthis section are greatly
encouraged over the prospects for a
big corn crop, and feel assured that
unless a long season of drouth or hot
winds come, there will bt good, well
matured corn before trost.
U'Don't You Wish You Were a Submarine?
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LINE TO NORTH OF
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weight to the request of the govern
ment to workmen to forego the Au
gust holidays, so that the army may
be kept well supplied with munitions.
French Prepare to Advance.
There was no news this moraine of
important developments on the re
mainder of the western front, but at
last accounts the French were pre
paring to resume their offensive south
of the Somme, while the Germans
were still hammering at the defenses
of Verdun. The opinion is held in
France, however, that continuation of
the Somme battle will compel the
Germans to slacken their efforts at
Verdun, which now have been in pro
gress nearly five months, especially
as the French estimate the Germans
lost 12,000 men in counter attacks on
Struggle Along Stokhod.
The Russians have made no notice
able advance on any part of their
front since they gained the Stokhod
river, where the struggle continues
desperately. The right bank appar
ently now has been cleared of Ger
mans, but it it not known here wheth
er the' crossings made by the Rus
sians have given them a firm footing
on the left bank. General von Both-
mer, having received reinforcements,
has succeeded in holding the Russians
in Galicia, but with Delatyn in the"
hands of the Russians, they possess
ARMY MEN BEGIN
TO MOVE UPWARD
Promotions Are Noted Since
the New Law Goes Into
TEST BECOMES A CAPTAIN
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, July 14. (Special Tel
egram.) Facilitation of promotions
in the regular army, provided for in
the new law, began to come Into evi
dence with the beginning of July
and from day to day the awaited ad
vancement is seen in the nominations
of officers sent to the senate. With
the completion of mobilization of the
National Guard, many officers of the
regular line will be assigned for in
struction and command among the
lately enlisted citizen soldiers, and
thereby will be given higher rank.
Below are the officers from the
statet of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and
South Dakota who receive promo
tions in cavalry and infantry arms of
the service. One of the brigadier gen
erals named preceding this list is a
distinguished Iowan, Colonel Clar
ence P. Townsley, whose latest as
signment has been as superintendent
of the United States military academy
at West Point.
Other ' advancements :
Lieutenant colonel to be colonel; Louis M.
Kohlor of Iowa from the Ninth regiment.
Major to be lieutenant colonel: Alonzo
Oray, Iowa, Fourteenth regiment.
Captain to major: Casper H. Conrad, Jr..
South Dakota, Elfhth.
First lieutenant to captain: Orlando C.
Troxell, Kaneaa, Tenth.
Second to flrat lieutenant: Jamea R. Hill,
Nebraska. Thirteenth; Horace B. Fuller,
South Dakota, Fourteenth.
Lieutenant eolonel to be colonel: Iowa,
Jamea M. Arraemlth. Elrhth; Abraham L.
Major to lieutenant colonel: Nebraska,
Joseph D. bench, Twenty-seventh; Fred w.
8)aden, Fifteenth. Iowa, William K. Jones.
Captain to major: Nebraska. Reynolds J.
Burt, quartermaster's corps. Kansas, Ulysses
O. MeAlexander, Twenty-llrat; Elijah K.
mlck, Twenty-eighth; Charles Crawford,
Tenth. South Dakota, John F. McArthur,
First lieutenant to eaptaln: Nebraska,
Austin M. Pardue, Twentieth; Oeorge R.
Oulld, Twenty-ninth; Robert M. Lyon, Sec
ond; Joseph B. Bargynskl, Twenty-fourth;
Roderick Daw, Seventeenth; Fred C. Test,
Tenth. Iowa, Avery D, Cummlngs, Thir
tieth; Jacob E. Fickel, Thirteenth; Kdmund
B. Oregory. Twenty-seventh; Calvin P.
Titus, Fifteenth: Joseph B. Woolnough, un-
ssslgned; David H. Bower, signal corps;
fijvorett W. Bowman, Thirteenth; Max B.
Qarber, unasslgned; Oeorge A. Lynch, un-
asslgned: 6am J. Sutherland, unasslgned.
Kansas. Henry A. Wells, Eleventh; Oeorge
c. Rockwell, Twenty-nrst; iQmory Adams,
line over a front of 5,000 yards. The
"Latest reports state that we cap
tured the villages of Longueval, Ba-zentin-Le-Grand
and cleared the en
emy out of Trone's wood. The
weather is cloudy and cool and favor
able to our operations." ,
The British advance reported in to
day's official dispatch apparently con
stitutes the second phase of the great
Anglo-French offensive Jn the neigh
borhood of the Somme river, which
began July 1 over a front of some
thing more than twenty miles. The
first phase of this offensive carried
the British forward to and gave themi Eighth: Frankim t. Burt, Twelfth; Robert
possession ot Contalmaison and
Montauban, but the French on their
right moved their lines further for
ward. The reported capture of Longueval
and Bezantin-Le-Grand indicates that
the British in today's assault ad
vanced east or northward from Com
talmaison or Montauban and that
they apparently have brought their
right wing on a par with the French
left, and are thrusting a salient be
tween Peronne, the immediate
French objective, and Bapaume, the
point at which the British movement
is reported to be directed.
Longueval it about threi and one
half miles east of- Contalmaison and
Bezantin-Le-Grand is midway be
tween these towns.
Lay Auditorium Cornerstone.
Holdrege, July 14. (Special.) The
cornerstoneof the new $35,000 city
Auditorium was laid yesterday after
noon without ceremony. The build
ing will be 100x140 feet, have a bal
cony extending along three sides, and
a total seating capacity of 3,500 people.
Do Something for Your Cold.
At lh firm mtmn nt a nntivh nr mM I.V.
an advantage from which further sue- Dr, Bsir pine-Tar-Honey, tou won't suf
fer lonf. Sec. All druggists. Adv. 1
cess Is expected.
I he operations in the Caucasus are
becoming more and more important.
After suffering heavy losses in their
counter offensive, the Turks are now
being pressed back towards Baiburt
and Erzignan, while in Persia the
Russians have brought up reinforce
ments to meet the Turks who drove
them from Kermanshah.
GREAT ATTACK BBOINS At SUNRISE
PenjaUS Reports ika Cuptar f
London, lulv 14. The British
troops at dawn today broke into Ger
man positions on a four-mile front
in the reaion north of the Somme and
captured teveral strongly defended
localities, tayt the official announce
ment of the war office.
The British attack wat delivered
on the tecond tyttem of the German
defenses, tayt the statement, which
adds that heavy fighting continues.
The British troops in their attack
on the tecond tyttem of German de
fenses captured Longueval, Bazentin-Le-Grand
and the Tronea Wood, tayt
a Reuter dispatch from the Britith
The official statement reads:
"Thit morning at dawn we attacked
the enemy't tecond tyttem of de
fenses. Our troops have broken into
hostile positions on a front of four
miles and have captured - teveral
strongly defended localities. Heavy
The Reuter dispatch, which comet
from the war correspondents' head
quarters, tayt that following a heavy
bombardment of the German tecond
defense line, the British infantry at
tacked today and broke the second
WHITE MTS., N. H.
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Blah Attrtaoa. free from Hay Ferea.
Seaarlot la-Hal Oall Count eoeo yards
. Motorists' Bait Radiating Can tar la Mta
Booking ottUe, tilt Broadway. New
fork, also Manlawsae, KB.
John Went, Slxteeifth; Waltsr 8. Dysdale,
Twentttth; John C. French, Twenty-seventh;
Charles B. Swarti, signal corps; Stephen
J. Chamberlain, Eighth; Dwlght D. Kiien
hower, Eighteenth; Oregory Holalngton,
Fourteenth; William C. Rose, Second; Qlenn
P. Wllhelm, Fourth; John 8. McCletry, un
aligned. South Dakota, Xavler F. mau
ve It, Twenty -fourth; Clarence D. Danlelaon,
Twenty-ieventh; Harry Cants, signal corps;
Albert 8, Kuegler, Twenty-eighth; Joe H.
Reaney, Twentieth; George A. Sanford, Six
teenth; Frod K. Uhl, Eighteenth.
Brakeman is Badly
Injured at Red Oak
Red Oak, la., July' 14.-(Special.)
J. C. Russell of Creston, brakeman
on freight train No. 79, was severely
injured at the passenger station here
yesterday at 1 o'clock in the after
noon when he was struck by a truck
which was standing on the station
platform as he was about to jump
from the rear end of the train. He
was struck on the right hip by the
truck. It knocked him from the car
to the middle of the track. Had he
been riding anywhere except on the
last car he would undoubtedly have
been killed. His. hip was badly bruised
and he was considerably bruised over
his entire body, but no bones were
broken. He waa taken to the Red
Oak hospital, where his wounds were
dressed, and he was able to return
home yesterday evening.
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The Fashion Gnferof lie Middle West
Many new lines have been added to the clearaway sale, priced
at much less than their regular values. This is the time when your
savings count up fast. .
Sale of Summer Wash Goods
This season's newest summer fabrics, including 'em
broidered voiles, in plaids and stripes. values up to $1.25
a yard sale price. 49c a yard
Silk-and-Cotton Crepe de Chine, 36 inches wide. This
fabric comes in dark ground, suitable for light traveling
dress or separate skirt"1, regular $1.00 value
sale price, 29c a yard
Pumps and Oxfords
Alm6st every wanted
style and color included
in this great clearance
Black Glazed Kid
Blue, Brown or Gray Kid
White Kid with Black
$4 and $5
$5 and $6
$6 and $7
All Sales at Reduced Prices Are Final
Sale of Silk Hose
A clean-up of all odds of Fancy Silk Hose, from our large
stock of novelties. $1.25 values, Saturday, per pair, 79c
A small quantity of Fancy Silk Hose, ranging in price from
$1.50 to $2.50, Saturday, per pair, $1.19.
t Women's Underwear, hot
weather styles and weights,
at Special Prices Saturday.
GAUZE VESTS, low neck,
sleeveless; 35c value, now
GAUZE UNION SUITS, fit
ted or wide knees, 35c
GAUZE UNION SUITS, low
neck, sleeveless, fitted
knees, small sizes only;
85c values, now 59c
LISLE UNION SUITS, extra
fine, low neck, sleeveless,
fitted or wide knee; $1.50
and $1.75 ; values, now
A line of odds and ends,
consisting of C h i 1 d r e n's
Dresses, Dressing Sacques,
Combination Suits, Drawers,
Brassieres, Pillows, Dresser
Scarfs and many other ar
ticles, sold at 40c, 50c, 75c,
85c and $1.00.
Saturday, your choice, 25c
Art Department Third Flew. '
Eicksecker's Talcum, regu
lar 25c, now 15c
Peroxide Cream, regular
25c, now 15c
Non-Spy, per bottle, 45c.
rtASL dKOS. CO.
Semi-Annual Clearance Sale
Beginning Saturday morning, to make room for
fall goods to arrive August 1, we will close out all
summer goods at following prices:
$10.00 Silk Shirts $7.00
$8.00 Silk Shirts $5.50
$6.00 Silk Shirts .$4.50
$5.00 Silk Shirts $3.50
$4.00 Madras Shirts. . . .$2.85
$3.00 Madras Shirts. . . .$2.00
$2.50 Madras Shirts $1.45
$2.00 Madras Shirts. . . .$1.45
All straw hats, 33V3 per cent
Summer Neckwear at reduced prices.
Come early and get choice of selections.
1417 Farnam Street
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The Phonograph DeLuxe
$15, $25, $50,
Terms SI Par Wek and Up'
Step in to our Beautiful Phonograph Depart
ment on the Main Floor and let ui demonstrate
one of these matchless machines to you.
Latest Columbia Double Disc Records. 654
Schmoller & Mueller Piano Co.
, 1311-13 Farnam St, Omaha, Neb.
Retail and Wholesale Distributers of Columbia
Grafenolae and Records.
Sunday Afternoon and Evening,
Saturday Evening, 7 to li.
1:30 to II Continuous.
MOTION PICTURES ,
- Four Great Reels.
Including aeenee in the train-A
ing camps in which is demonstrat
ed the favorite holds of the prin
cipal. Abo two fall in exhibition
bouts in each camp.
Superb photof repay. See for
yourself whjr the giants wrestled
five hours without a fall Wonder
ful pictures of a wonderful match.
50c Table d'Hote Dinner
13th and Douglas.
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THE RETURN" (Selig Feature!)
"The Curfew at Sloptoa Center,"
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FiratSkew at Si30 Sscen4 atVi4
Shop in THE BEE Before You Shop in the Stores
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AMUSEMENT
PARK IN THE MIDDLE WEST.
Bane Concert and Motion Pictures fat
tne Open Air Fraa.
Be thine. Baattaf, Dancatf. MaW Da
vlcee and other Attractions.
Ideal Picnic Grounds
Free Admission to Park,
lOe car (are Irani Omaha lor adalta
Purcnaaa round-trip tl diets far eelMrsa
ea Maaawa oars, lso.
For farther information phone Doug, imag
OMAHA VS. DENVER
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MONDAY, JULY IT, LADIES DAY.
Galeae Called at SilS
BOX SEATS AT BARKALOW BROS. .
' WILLIAM RUSSELL and
CHARLOTTE BURTON In
Mies Btllie Burke k "Gloria's P. omen OS."
MUTT AND JEFF CARTOON.
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