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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 1917.
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Son of Judge of Supreme Court
Will Leave Federal Position
to Get State Work in .
(From a Stall Correspondent.)
Lincoln, July 3. (Special.) Or
ganization of the working department
of the neTstate board of health was
made tqday when the board appointed
the following, to positions on the
Sanitary engineer. II. P.-Letton;
clerks, Loraine Follett and Mary F.
Harlan, stenographers; Ruth Styre
and Edna Kehd)-, all of Lincoln.
Mr. Letton is the eldest son of
'Judge Letton of the supreme court
and has been for some time holding
a like position in the United States
service, having charge of many im
portant projects. He receives a much
larger salary with the government
than he will receive in the position
! offered him. but bcinga Nebraska
' product he is intensely "interested in
seeing the Nebraska healthy board
start out right, and if he can get a
sufficiently long leave of absence
from the government, will accept the
The health board also appointed
. Dr. G. M. Boeler-as a member of the
stte board of dental examiners.
Notes from Beatrice
And Gage County
Beatrice, Neb., July 3. (Special.)
Miss Bertha Awtry .came near los
ing her life Sunday when her skirt
caught fire wlfile preparing dinner on
a gas stove. She started to ,run out
of xdoors when her brother. Pearl,
caught Jier and tore the burning gar
ments from her body. She escaped
with slight burns about the legs.
Mrs. Agnes Ackman, wife of Wil
Jiam Ackman of the Daykin vicinity,
died yesterday -at a local hospital,
where she was recently operated upon.
The body was taken to Daykin for
, Guy Magee and Miss Vera Farlo'w,
both of this city, were married at
Lincoln Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Louise Snyder, an old resident
of the Pickrcll vicinity, died Sunday
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
William Scanlon, at Lincoln, aged 68
years. The body was taken to .Pick
rell for interment, funeral services
being held tnere this afternoon. f
John Sewell, formerly of this city,
died- at Denver last week. The body
was brought here yesterday and in
terred in EvergrecTi Home cemetery.
The Masons had charge of the serv
ices at the grave.
D. Breunsbach, who resides five
miles south of Liberty, was in the city
yesterday and reports that crops, of
all kinds in his neighborhood look
good. He says that wheat and oats
are heading out nicely and will be
ready to cut in a short time.
Nimjod F. Brandt, Herbert Schei
deler, William F. Riggs, Harry O.
Batten, Clyde B,: Ellis and Frank
With left Beatrice yesterday for Lin
coln to enlist in the United States
infantpr of the regular army.
Jordan's Life Sentence
Upheld by Supreme Court
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, July 3. (Special.) Wil
liam D.. Jordan, who wis sentenced
to the penitentiary for life in th'e dis
trict court of Scottsbluff county for
the murder of Joseph E. Laytoli, his
son-in-law, with whom he was living,
will have to serve his time, the su
preme court having affirmed tht sent
ence of the lower court.
Jordan shot Layton through a win
dow one even, while the farmer was
seated at the supper table reading a
paper, his wife sitting" just across.
The bullet passed through Layton's
head, killing him instantly. The
theory is that by the death of Lay
ton, Jordan hoped to get hold of the
property of the murdered man
through his daughter.
Dr. Or) Now Stationed
At Hospital in Cardiff
. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, July .3 (Special.) Com
missioner Mayfield of the State Board
of Control received a letter today
from Dr. H. W. Orr, fornier superin
tendent of the state orthorpedic hos
pital, who went to England sometime
ago, stating that he had been assigned
to duty in the Welsh Metropolitan
war hospital about three miles from
Cardiff, with a capacity of over 1,200
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. July 3. (Special.) The
State Insurance board today " reap
pointed W. B. Eastham insurance
commissioner, for another two years.
It is probable there will be no changes
in the office force or the examiners
for the present at least.
Edward Kohn Passes Away
After Stroke of Paralysis
Edward Kohn, a resident of Omaha
for thirty years, died at the Wise
Memorial hospital following a stroke
of paralysis. He had been an invalid
for several years. He was 77 years
He h survived by his wife, one
daughter, Ernestina, and three sons,
Herman, Moses and Isadore.
Funeral services will be held from
the residence, 1045 Park 'avenue,
Pipkin Asks Kugel to
"Put Back" Expense Money
Charles W. Pipkin, secretary of the
Omaha Detective association, has re
quested City Attorney Rine to start
legal action against City Lommis
sioner Kugel for $2,000 expended in
Jthret years for expenses of "special
instigations." It is contended the
money was illegally spent. I
I will give , the matter 'prayer
ful consideration, said' the city at
Has a Good Opinion of Chamber
"Chamberlian's Tablets are a won
der. I never sold anything that beat
them." writes F. B. Tressey, Rich
mond, Ky. When troubled with indi
gestion or constipation give them a
SPORT AT BOY SCOUTS PICNIC Pie eating race at Nashwood, where Scouts were guests at a glorious outing given, by
Ward Burgess. Left to right: Logan Finnerty, troop 1; George Riley, troop 28; Frank Sturgeon, troop 10, Bert Stephens,
Page Freeman, troop 31. The picture shows what '.'good mouths" boys Kave for pie. You should have seen them go to it.
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GUEST IN MOTOR CAR
MUST BEON LOOKOUT
Supreme Court Says Duty Falls
on Him to Warn Driver of
Approach to Dangerous
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
- Lincoln, July 3. (Special.) A per
son who rides in an automobile by in
vitation of the driver and who stays
in it with knowledge that it is ap
proaching a dangerous railroad cross
ing, wunoui requesting me driver to
stop or take other necessary pre
negligence and cannot recover for
personal injuries sustained from a
passing train, even though no signal
by the locomotive bell or whistle is
this is the opinion of the state su
preme court in an appeal by the Bur
lington railroad from a judgment ob
tained in the Douglas county district
court against the railroad company by
Council Rules Streets.
Another opinion of the court holds
that the right of a private party to oc
cupy part of a public street in front
of his place of business must yield to
public necessity or convenience ac
cording to the city council,, but such
council cannot act arbitrarially in the
matter and deny to one citizen what it
grants to another.
I he case comes trom Saline county
and the opinion of the district court
is affirmed. by the supreme court.
Suit Over Oil Station.
A business man, F. J. Kennedy of
Dorchesterii6talled a gasoline filling
tank in the space between the walk
in front of his place of business and
the street. A competition a block and
a half away installed a similar sta
tion and the village board ordered
Kennedy to remove his tank. Ken-
nedy secured a restraining order
pending the opinion , of the district
Damage Verdict uSstained.
The judgment of the Douglas coun
ty district court is affirmed by the
supreme court in a suit brought by
Alva H. Jacobson against the Omaha
and Council Bluffs street railway com
pany for $12,000. 1
Jackson sued for S2a,000 for injuries
received, because of the atlleged pre
mature starting of a street car, the
result of which injured his leg so it
had to be amputated. The company
appealed on the plea of the-non-ap-pearance
of two witnesses who failed
to show up at the trial who had not
been subpeonaed, and a continuance
The court holds that ordinarially a
party who fails to have a subpoena is
sued for a ecessary witness and relies
upon the latter's promise to appear
and testify, has not exercised such
diligence as requirss a continuance in
case the witness fails to appear.
Court Makes Interpretation
Of the Compensation Law
(From a Staff Correnrondent.)
Lincoln, July 3. (Special.) Ed
ward J. Epsten will receive $5 a
week for nearly one year from the
Hancock-Epsten company,' fro whom
he was working and in additional
a week for 245 weeks for the per
manent injury, which resulted in the
loss of one great toe, which was
amputated af the second joint.
The $5 represents the difference in
wages received at the time he was
taken to the hospital and the amount
paid when he returned to work.
The court holds that under the
workmen's compensation act pro
viding for. compensation for partial
disability at the rate of SO per cent
of the "dizerence between the wages
received at the time of the injury
ana t.ne earning power oi tne em
ploye thereafter," the 'fact, that the
employe earns higher wages after
than before the injury, will not de
prive him of compensation to which
he is " entitled, where he receives
higher wages, because he has by edu
cation and training fitted himself for
more remunerative employment.
Two-Millions on Hand
In Nebraska Treasury
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, July 3. (Special.) The
balance in the state treasury for the
month ending June 30, was $2,005,J
881.75 as against $1,523,555.96 the
month previous, a gain of $482,325.79
for the month.
Receipts for June were $1,037,
577.44 and disbursements $555,251.67.
The amount on hand includes the
$500,000 investment in Liberty bonds,
although notice has been received
that the subscription will be cut to
Investments in bonds amount to
BOY SCOUTS DIFFER
FROM LADS OF OLD
Not an Angry Word Heard on
the Occasion of the Splen
did Picnic at Nash
By A. "R..GROH.
Saturday the pioneers' picnic and
Monday the Boy Scouts' picnic! I
graced both occasions with my pres
ence. And at both I learned useful
At Nashwood, where Looey Nash
and Ward Burgess entertained more'
than 400 Boy Scouts,' I was impressed
by the" gentlemanliness of the lads.
Don't misunderstand me. These boys
didn't sit quietly with their hands
folded and talk about the weather and
their studies. No, for they are pri
marily boys, chock full of .boyish spir
its. They made the place ring with
their shouts and it was a man-size
job for' Scout , Executive English to
get them all quiet at the same time
so that Scout Commissioner Welch
and the hosts and hostesses ; could
talk to them.
Real Young Men. , ,
Not a single angry word did I hear
in all that crowd of boys in the five
hours that I was among them. They
were playing and running and shout
ing and jumping'to the limit of boy
ish capacities all that time, but not
a single quarrel or cross wordl It's
Many years ago, when I was a boy,
I remember, that there was nearly al
ways a quarrel brewing among "us
kids." We were always "mad" at
some other kid. "Aw, go on. You
let me alone." "Aw,-quit that. I'll
tell my mother on you." "I'll tell my
big brother if you don't lemme alone."
"Aw, go on, ya big stiff!" These were
some of the every-day expressions
among us. v
Nothing like that today among the
Boy Suputs. Bright, alert, real boys
they are, clear-eyed, courteous, never
so happy as when they arc helping
some one. Admirable boys!
Oh, yes, we mustn't forget some
thing that happened too late to get
into the regular news story about
the'picnic. The last truck in the long
liite homeward bound had a blowout
about three miles north of Florence.
A. L. Green came along soon and
arranged to send a new tire back to
them. The boys went into camp. Sud
denly there was a red glare on he
sky. Fire I It was a farmer's barn.
Chance to Be Useful.
Now most boys would have con
sidered this just a pleasant spectacle
for them to . enjoy. Not so these
Omaha Boy Scouts. To them it
meant a chance to be Useful. Off
they ran in the direction of the blaze.
"Give us buckets 1" they shouted
to Farmer Frye, whose barn it was.
He quickly supplied them and they
worked like Trojans for nearly two
hours. They saved his house, r
"If it hadn't been for youboys my
house would have gone, t6o," said
Listen to this, Scouts. I heard
Louis Nash say this morning:
"That was the finest, best-behaved
bunch of boys I ever saw." How's
that for a compliment?
It's , shame to give Scout Com
missioner Welch away, especially
when I rode out and back in his gaso
line chariot. But its a good story
and may be useful to his fellow Ro
tarians. We had been bowling along
swiftly at the head of the procession
when out near Miller park hemoved
into the curb and stopped.
Runs Out of Gas. -
"Out of gasoline," he said. Only
them sad Vords and nothing more.
A friend of his came along in a
flivver and took him to the nearest
filling station and brought back five
gallons of the fluid.
On Mr. Welch's coat sleeve is em
blazoned the Scout emblem and the
Scout motto, "Be Prepared." '
Do you "get" the joke. Treat him
as considerately as you can, Kotari
ans, for he is a nice chap and his
earns vexy comfortable and he. treated
us to ice cream sodies m rlorence on
the way back. Perhaps better not
mention it to him at all. Just pre
tend you don't know about it.
AIR POCKET GOGGLES
On sal at the Speedway and
Downtown. v (
Many Blacks Slain
In Night of Terror
At East St, Louis
(Continued from Pace One.)
possession they had saved, battered
suit cases, rolls of bedding, dolls
saved by the children, a fewchick
ens, and other odds and ends of the
business of life,
i Several cases of smallpox are re
ported among the hundreds of
negroes who took refuge from the
mob in -ptfu'ce headquarters last night.
Barry Is Co-Operating.
At 9:30 this morning twenty-four
bodies, including those of three white
men, had been recovered. t is esti
mated that the injured number 300.
More than 500 wfiite men were arrest
ed and- disarmed during the night.
Thousands of negroes are without
homes today. Nearly 100 were shel
tered at police headquarters last night.
Militiamen made the rounds of the
streets, bringing negroes, especially
women and children, to the station for
safety from the mobs.
Burning of negro homes began last
night about 6 o'clock and the mobs
(went from section to section setting
more blazes. As the negroes ran
trom tiicir cottages rioters fired at
them and many fell back into the
flames. The burning of the negro
section was responsiblcfor the great
est loss of life.
Women Take Part in Tufmoil.
The rioting last night, which was
the culmination of a series of dis
turbances which began with the kill
ing of a police officer and the wound
ing of three policemen and two ci
vilians by negro rioters early londay
morning, was different from most
race troubles in that- many women
and girls Hook part in the turmoil.
A story, illustrative of the temper
of the rioters, was told by George
Austin of St. Louis. Mn vuhn u
the mobs at worfc. White women beat
negro women as tney nea trom their
burning homes and tore off their
clothes, he sairl.
- Only one white man was killed
durfng the-nighr. He was shot hv a
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Sales Begin Here at 8:30 Thursday Morning
We shall not try to detail items that will be on sale this first day, but have placed in the windows
devoted to this Clearance Sale some of the merchandise that will be offered, together with the price tickets
so that every one may see what the first day of the sale holds for them. Of course it is impossible to give
anyidea of the immensity of the stock, because that would require scores of windows. ' ;
Thousands of pieces of merchandise assembled for the opening of this sale
Thursday Morning Promptly at 8:30 A '
NO MATTER WHAT YOU NEED, YOU WILL FIND IT IN THIS SALE FOR'
THIS CLEARANCE SALE COMPRISES PRACTICALLY EVERY STOCK IN THE STORE O
AND THEREFORE, THE VARIETY IS PRACTICALLY, UNENDING.
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Every year at this time w offer the small lots and accumulations from th.e season's selling of Summer Goods.
This enables us to clear away all of this summer merchandise and toiake way for the Fall Goods that begin to arrive
as soon as July is well on the way, and gives every purchaser opportunities to make exceptional savings. ;' ? :
Although there are thousands and thousands of items, we would advise you take advantage of the ,
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Store Closed All Day Wednesday, Fourth of July
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njgro sniper. Two negroes were
lynched during t.he night and four
were killed by snr;) ive hundred
white men were any . during the
The work of searching the ruins
for bodies began before daylight and
early it was reported that eight bodies
had been foundj
' Part of City in Darkness.
One of the results of the fires was
to plunge parts of the city in dark
ness and surgeons at St. Mary's hos
pital and the" emergency operating
room opened in the city hall were
rr i j .i. i. .
lurtcu iu uo ineir worn- wnue police
men held flashlights or candles over
In the Baltimore & Ohio railroad
yards a negro woman leading a small
child by the hand was attacked by
white women, who were following a
mob. The negro woman seized the
child in her arms and rait into a cot
tage which the white wumm bom
barded with stones and chunks of coal.
The woman escaped without injury.
Colonel S. O. Tripp rescued an aged
negro who was being dragged through
a street at the end of a rope by i. .re
than 100 men. Colonel Tripp leaped
from his automobile and forced his
way through the mob, which allowed
him to take charge of the black with
out molestation. ,
Unconscious Man Shot Twice.
Bits of clothing taken from dead
negroes were shown today by souvenir
hunters. Une brutal incident of the
night was related among maify others
today. On Fourth street, near Broad
way, three men saw a negro, appar
ently dead, lying in a gutter. One
flashed a pocket-light in his face and
saw that he still breathed.
"Well, what do you inow about
that!" he exclaimed. "Not dead yet."
He and one of his companions then
drew1 their pistols and each fired a
bullet into the negro s head. ,
Policemen today tried to orevent
the taking of photographs of fire ruins
and black bodies still lying in the
Causes Back of Rlott;
The causes deeply underlying- the
disturbances arc said to be of interest
to many-other northern communities
where negro labor has been brought
in from the south to replace men en-
listed in the armed forces of the
United States, of who have been
tempted to other sections by the
high wages paid in munitions fac
tories. In East St. Louis, with a popula
tion of about 84,000 persons, there
was already a large jiegro colony and
the war influx increased the propor
tion to an extent which causid much
comment. Unrest among the whites
smouldered and even flamed up last
May, when, in a small riot, three
negroes were shot and wounded and
a number beaten, but feeling did not
run high in general, as the negroes
were merely filling vacancies, not 1
taking the places 01 white men. and
with the "arrival of soldiers quiet was
quickly restored. Race antagonism,
! nvever, remained and fanned, it is
said, by labor agitators, resulted in
One incident of the night indicat
ed the temper of the mobs. A crowd
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Write for lloofcy. W.t U MfMsmn. Jr.. I'nipr.
went about the streets shoutinj '
against the mayor. "Let's get Moil
man," they cried. "He's the man that
brought 'em in. Let's lynch tho
mayor." The cry was raised because of a
false rumor that Mayor Mollman went
south and advertised that negro labor
would be well paid m East St. Louis.
As a matter of fact, the mayor vis
ited New Orleans and conferred with , '
railroad heads and ethers to discour-
age the negroes from coming.
Capture Pirate Crew
Off the Mexican Coast .
Mexicd City, July 3. The power
schooner Mariscal, which has been
preying on small vessels in the Gulf
of Mexico, has been captured in the
Tonala river, according to dispatches
received here. The pirate was pur
sued by the dispatch Ligera and sur
rendered only after an hour's fight.
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On sale at tha Spaed way and
Downtown. v .
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