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THE IJEK: OMAHA, THURSDAY. AUGUST
Of Postal Loot
Has Been Found
.Man Said to lie 'Brains" of
Gigantic s Robbery Trust
, Arrested by Govern
Chicago, Aug. 3. That the go
eminent made no mistake when its
agents arrested John V. Worthing
ton, alleged brains and head of a ki
gantic mail robbery trust, was proven
today when the seizure of two large
suitcases, from his office in the
"Central Securities company" yielded
bonds and securities worth at least
Some of them have alrcadv been
identified as some of the Dearborn
street station loot, some were stolen
in the Toledo raid and it is said
there are some of the oil stocks re
cently stolen from the Sinclair
company's office in New York.
"We absolutely have the goods on
Worthington," said Col. John V.
Clinnin of the government forces.
"In addition to the Toledo, Sinclair
and Dearborn station bonds, we
found a considerable number of
war saving certificates and canceled
internal revenue stamps, 'washed' by
an illegal process so they could be
used a second time.
Ask New Indictments.
"In order to make the case against
him ironclad I will ask the grand
juryfor additional indictments against
him and Evans, his partner, so that
no loop hole for their escape can '
Bonds for Worthington and Evans
have been set at $50,000 each. Under
a new federal court regulation, real
estate worth four times this amount
must be scheduled before the men
can be released. When additional
indictments are returned, it is
planned to increase the bonds.
"Lefty" Lewis, said to be one of
Worthington' lieutenants, is said to
be tmder arrest in Detroit. He re
cently made a sensational escape
from a jail in San Francisco while
awaiting trial for murder.
In Bad Humor.
Worthington was brought in from
Waukegan today. He had forgotten
his false teeth and was in ugly
humor. To a reporter who sought
to interview him he replied:
"Fade away boy, fade away; you
give mc a pain. These charges are
bum. They haven't a thing on me." j
More evidences of Worthington's
activities came to light when the
Alma Development company of
Alma, Mich, petitioned the tederal
court to declare Worthington bank
rupt It is claimed be failed to turn
over $16,700 for first mortgages he
had sold for the company.
Probe of Revenue
Bureau to Be Made
Continued From Face One.)
individuals to reduce their tax of one
character or another.
Other charges relate to employes
in the prohibition enforcement wing,
involving them in aiding persons to
get possession of liquor for illegal
purposes and in suppressing evidence
that might lead to detection and
prosecution of offenders.
In announcing his determination
to conduct a sweeping investigation
Commissioner Blair said:
"Certain charges and some of them
of a serious character, have been
made against the conduct of affairs
in the bureau of internal revenue.
Many of these charges have em
anated from within the bureau, while
others have been made by persons
not connected with the bureau.
Subject for Probe.
"Many circumstances or facts that
will tend to support a charge that
income tax cases or other matters
handled by the bureau are not dis
posed of according to the law and
regulations is a proper subject for
the most sweeping investigation.
After a cursory investigation myself,
I have decided that a thorough probe
is necessary and have directed that
hearings be held. Each witness will
be examined under oath and a full
stenographic record will be made of
the proceedings. When the time
comes I shall review the record and
determine what action is necessary.
"I have issud instructions that the
investigation be full and impartial,
as I want to get the exact facts re
gardless of consequences.
"The findings will be made public
on the completion of the hearings
and my review of the testimony. It
is impossible at this time to give
even a tentative date because of the
large number of witnesses.
"The investigation will not be
confined to the headquarters in
Washington, it is declared, but will
branch to other cities. The com
missioner would make no statement
as to what cities will be involved.
In Washington during the last few
months, there have been several
cases of individual employes investi
gated and a few prosecutions have
developed. These cases involved ir
regularities in both the income tax
and prohibition enforcement sections
of the bureau.
Barber Held by Police
In Cooley Holdup Case
C. M. Beard, barber, 514 South
Sixteenth street, who reported a car
he had rented was stolen from Forty
ninth and P streets Monday evening,
is now held for investigation by po
lice into the robbery of "Judge"
Julius Smith Cooley at his home,
2724 Ames avenue, that night. The
car Beard reported stolen was later
found abandoned near the Cooley
home. Cooley was on duty at Central
police station Tuesday despite the
beating received from 'he robbers.
He now totals his loss at $1,000 in
cash and negotiable paper.
Omaha Blau Gas Company
Sold to Former Auto Man
Plans to enlarge the Omaha Blau
Gas to twice its size and make it
one of the biggest manufactories in
this city were announced yesterday
by W. E. Foshier, former auto
mobile man, who purchased the plant
two days ago.
The Omaha Blau Gas company
has its plant at Twenty-eighth and
liovd streets and is capitalized for
$1,200,000. The company manufac
tures ga for nse on fanr&, schools
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1! - IMJ " $Ufr
Twenty-rive Brooklyn families
pulled up stakes and rolled away to
the west in a colonists caravan, a
modern edition of the old "Forty-
Niners'" wagon train. The purpose
and the spirit is the same, but the
old prairie schooners have been re
placed by automobiles, trailers and
service trucks. William D. Scolt of
Brooklyn is at the head of the car
avan, which is enroute to a tract of
5,000 acres, just south of Buhl, Ida
ho, where they will clear away the
brush, build themselves clapboard
bungalows and start to grow alfalfa.
All the families in the caravan are
100 per cent Americans. They own
their own automobiles, hold their
own purses and have no debts. After
receiving a send-off from Borough
President Riegelman, Mayor Hylan
gave Mr. Scott a letter to be deliv
ered to Governor Davis of Idaho.
The illustration in the upper left
hand corner shows one of the units
For Famous Tenor
Thousands in Naples Pay
Homage to Enrico Caruso
Scenes of Extreme
Naples, Aug. 3. (By The Asso
tiated Press.) Sorrowing Naples
and Italy today paid tribute to the
memory of Enrico Caruso, the great
tenor, who died here early yesterday
morning. Thousands gathered at
the solemn requiem mass celebrated
at the Church of Madonna Delia
Gracia, or stood uncovered, along
the streets leading to that edifice
while the funeral cortage passed.
In the choir which assisted in the
impressive ceremonies were many
men and women who have played
stellar roles on the operatic stage.
Scenes of extreme pathos were en
acted all day yesterday at the Hotel
Vesivus following the death of the
man popularly acknowledged to be
the premier tenor of his generation.
Neapolitans of every class stood in
line for many hours to file past the
bier of Caruso.
The body was clad in evening
clothes. At the dead tenor's side
were garlands of roses arranged per
sonally by Mrs. Caruso.
The master singer, who had for
nearly a quarter of a century en
acted roles in which death was an
unseen player, apparently was cogni
zant of his critical condition follow
ing his sudden illness Monday. Just
before he sank in to the coma which
was the prelude to the end he said
to his son, Rodolfo:
"I feel very ill. This time it will
be difficult to escape."
Hunger Victims Fire
Homes in Russia. Report
London, Aug. 3. Hunger stricken
people in the famine district ot
Russia are setting fire to their vil
lages before deserting them for
other parts of Russia, according to
a Helsingtors dispatcn to tne ientrai
News aarencv today quoting persist
ent reports said to have been re
ceived this morning from the inter-
or of Russia. Many villages are
said to be in flames.
From the same source it was re
ported that great preparations were
being made to cleat wrtn tne masses
of peasants now moving toward
Moscow. Manv trenches have been
dug about the city, and much war
material including field guns, nas
been installed, the reports said.
Other teleerams received at nel-
singfors reported that the Petrograd
garrison had mutinied again.
Moonshiners Due for Shock;
Coal Oil in Fruit on Dump
Modern moonshiners who have
been in the habit of slipping down
to the city dump in the north river
bottoms to swipe condemned canned
fruit for its fermentative uses, are
due for a shock.
Dr. C. C. Hall, chief food inspec
tor, left his headquarters in the city
hall yesterday, bound for the
warehouse of an Omaha wholesale
grocery firm where he expected to
condemn $4,000 of canned fruits.
These fruits are loganberries,
strawberries and blackberries,
shipped from Oregon, and make
wonderful material for moonshine,
according to Dr. Hall.
He said he was going to take the
$4,000 worth of fruit to the dump
himself in the afternoon, punch a
hole in the cans, and inject coal oil
The largest slate quarries in the
world are to be found in Wales.
Five Men, Convicted
to Be Church Goers
Washington, N. C, Aug. 3. Five
young men of this city are under
sentence to attend vhurch regularly
for one year. They were convicted
of stealing automobile supplies and
Judge Horton gave them their
choice of going to the county roads
for one year or attending church
regularly for the same length ol
Caravan Starts for Idaho
of the caravan which is to be used
for sleeping purposes. On the right
is William D. Scott, who is at the
head of the modern prairie schoon-
Woman Aids Indians
With Clinic on Auto
Miss Ida May Shiels, a trained
nurse of San Francisco, who will
command a traveling auto clinic be
ing sent into the wilds by the Cali
fornia board of health, in co-operation
with the federal Indian service.
The clinic was organized, after a
preliminary survey which showed a
large proportion of the Indians suf
fering from trachoma, tuberculosis
and other diseases.
Now Is Believed
Secure in Mexico
Chicago Authorities Confident
That His Apprehension Is
Imminent, Following Re
ports From Texas.
El Paso, Tex., Aug. 3. Immigra
tion officers along the border today j
believed Warren L. Spurgin, missing
Chicago banker, is somewhere in
Mexico, orobablv with friends he is
known to have been associated with,
who used to make El Taso head
Posine as a mining man. a person
who answers the description of the
missing banker, got off the train at
Marfa, Tex., July IV, hired an auto-j
mobile drove to Presidco and on July
20 crossed the river into Mexico.
This was confirmed by immigration
men at Presideo and Marfa. .
Presented a Passport.
The reoort received here said that
the stranger, who answers Spurgin's
description, presented passport
made out in the name of "Scott." He
said he was a mining man. His only
baggage was a large suit case.
The report also said, that alter ne
had passed inspection, he hired a
Mexican in a row boat to take him
across the river. Persons coming
from the Mexican side to the Ameri
can reported that the stranger left
Ojinaga, Chihuahua, the border town
across from Presideo, in an auto
mobile, presumably for Chihuahua
Arrest Is Imminent.
Chicago, Aug. 3. With the trail
of Warren C. Spurgin, missing presi
dent of the closed Michigan Avenue
Trust company leading into Mexico
and the authorities apparently close
on his track, local authorities, as
well as those financially interested in
the bank, which is short more than
$1,000,000, today considered his ap
Following messages received yes
terday from Marfa and El Paso,
Tex., that a man answering Spurgin's
description had crossed into Mexico,
headed for Chihuahua, local authori
ties redoubled their efforts to appre
A reward of $2,500 has been of
fered for his capture and word from
the Texas border was to the effect
that both sides of the international
boundary line are being patrolled.
Lee Trinkle Is, Nominated by
Virginia Demos for Governor
Richmond, Va., Aug. 3. Incom
plete returns from yesterday's demo
cratic primary election in Virginia
today indicated the nomination of E.
'Lee Trinkiy of Wythe for gov-cnicr.
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V , I I ft - k . W
ers. Below is Mrs. Thomas Tudcr
and her daughters, Alice and
Maltha, who are making the jour
ney. Red Organizers
In United States
j Secret Headquarters Found in
Many American Cities
Renewed Activity Follows
Convention in N. Y.
Chicago Trlliunp-Omuha lie v. Iard Wire.
Chicago, Aug. 3. The reds of
America are quietly at work spread
ing propaganda among the working
men of the nation and attempting to
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uuhu up d. u.n.uu,, yaticucu
after the nihilist system of Russia.
The work is being done at the direc
tion of the reds of pestilence ridden
Russia from the headquarters of the
llurd Internationale in Moscow
Information of the activities of
the "communists" in America, and
especially in Chicago, has just been
received from confidential sources,
following a complete investigation;
The methods employed by the organr
izers in charge of the work here are
One district meeting place of the
party was found within a block of
the "Gold Coast," the residence place
of the city's wealthiest. A score
more meeting places ha.ve been
found scattered throughout the city.
In most cases a room in a board
ing house is used and the members
who attend the meetings are known
to their confederates only under as
sumed names. Only the organizer
who has carefully felt out his pros
pective ally, knows the true names
of the candidates. Upon passing in
spection and a vote of the other
members of the district, the new re
cruit becomes a full-fledged member
of the communist party of America.
Within the last 30 days the organ
ization work has been augmented
by the unity obtained following a
joint convention between the united
communist party and the communist
party of America, which have ironed
out their differences and have united
under the common banner of giving
"all power to the workers." The
secret convention was held in New
At the meeting, the united com
munist party reported a membership
of 5,927 organized in 771 under
ground grouns, three of which are
in Canada. The communist party of
America reported a membership of j
In the treasury of the former or
ganization was $9,028 and in the lat
ter organization was $10,420. Since
February, 1921, 2,183,000 leaflets in
English and a large amount of lit
erature in manv foreign languages,
have been distributed.
Reds Start Negotiations ,
To Recognize French Debt
Paris, Aug. 3. Negotiations rela
tive to the recognition of the Rus
sian debt to France, were com
menced last night by Louis Louch
eur, French minister, of liberated
regions, and Leonid Krassin, Rus
sian soviet minister of trade and
commerce, says the Paris edition of
the New York Herald. The news
paper declares it has received its in
formation from most reliable sources
Before the collapse of the czarist
regime in Russia, that government
had contracted a debt to France ap
proximating $5,000,000,000. The bol
sheviki refused to acknowledge this
Canadian Steamer Lost.
North Head, Wash., Aug. 3.
Radio messages received here last
evening from the coast guard cutter
Snohomish said the freight steamer
Canadian Exporter of the Canadian
government's merchant marine, that
has been aground for two days off
Willapa bay, was broken in two sec
tions this morning and will he a
Trieste. July 23. Presidents Wilson,
Ocnuii, July 26. Puca U'Aosta, New
Shaiighal, July 28. Eastern Importer,
riymouth. Aufr. 2. Puxonia, New York,
Fharifthut, July 3(1. Wvrt Ivln, Taeoma.
Melbourne, July 29. WHlotitji; fViin-
cnuvc , J i.'
Tien '"in. July ol. Mnlt3, Tuvjluiid.
Not Push Loan
Of Tents to Vets
Hitchcock and Norris State
Veterans Have No Chance
Of Obtaining Equipment
For Their Reunions.
By E. C. SNYDER.
Wnxhington Coirrspotiitrut Omulm lire.
Washington, Aug. 3. (Special Tel
egram.) Efforts of certain members
of the house of representatives to
secure for the 88th Division associa
tion the loan of tents, cots, blankets
and equipment for the annual re
union in Des Moines the latter part
of this month will come to naught,
according to statements made by
Senator Hitchcock and H. G.
Thomas, secretary to Senator Norris,
in letters to Congressman Jefferis,
who had urged both senators from
Nebraska to use their best efforts
to obtain the passage of a joint reso
lution which was adopted by the
house Jt:ly 21.
Regarding this resolution and the
one introduced by Congressman Jef
feris to loan equipment to the Sand
storm division for its reunion in Om
aha during Ak-Sar-Ben week, Sen
ator Hitchcock writes:
J. regret to say that there is no
chance of securing the passage of
such a resolution in the senate, at
least the senate military committee
has taken the position, on the rec
ommendation of the secretary of war
that it will not favorably report any
of these resolutions providing for a
loan of equipment to divisional re
unions. The only occasions on which the
committee will favorably report or
the War department will act are
those of a national character, such
as national encampments of the G.
A. R. or Confederate veterans or
veterans of some other war. I am
rather surprised that the house
passed resolution 78 in face of the
attitude taken by the War depart
ment." Senator Hitchcock points cut that
the War department will supply tents
under the existing ' law without any
special acts, but this is denied in a
letter to Congressman Jefferis from
Secretary of War Weeks.
"Big Jeff" formally requested the
loan of the temporary barracks at
Fort Omaha and equipment there.
In reply, Secretary Weeks states
there is no legal authority tor the
loan of War department buildings or
supplies, except tentage which may,
under an act of congress, be loaned
to certain veteran organizations.
However, he states, the terms of
; nit avu nut ucui nidiiUdLUl y , uic
VVar department has adopted the
DoIicv of not authorizing the loan of
tentage for the reason that the. stock
on hand is not in excess of the needs
of the army and the period of great
est demand for loans is coincident
with the period of greatest employ
ment by the army. The secretary
adds that the passage of laws auth
orizing the issue or loan of equip
ment is opposed for the reason that
vh'ile'such loans are secured by bond,
there must be some deterioration fif
the property loaned which ..will ul
timately result in additional pur
chases and increased appropriations.
Revolt Breaks Out in
Lisbon, Says Report
London,. Aug. 3. A Reuters dis
patch filed in Madrid yesterday
states that following rumors from
Vigo that a revolution had broken
out in Lisbon. A telegram received
direct from the Portuguese capital
said extensive precautionary meas
ures had been take in that city.
Troops had been brought in from
the provinces, the dispatch added,
but all ' was quiet in Lisbon and
throughout the country. The troops
in Lisbon are said to be confined to
British official circles and the
Portuguese legation in this city were
not able, today to throw any light
on the reports ot disorder in
Peking to Shanghai
Air Service Planned
Peking, Aug. 3. Airplane flights
from Peking to Shanghai with sev
eral stops enroute to accommodate
passenger and mail traffic have been
planned to begin this month follow
ing the successful inauguration re
cently of a tri-weekly air postal and
passenger service between Peking
and Tsinanfti in Shantung province.
The initial flight to Tsinanfu, 237
miles from Peking, was ac
complished against a head wind in
two hours and 55 minutes.
A corps of Chinese students is in
training and it is anticipated that
natives eventually will take over the
business of piloting the big ma
chines. Twenty-One Japanese Are
Indicted for Conspiracy
Honolulu, T. II., Aug. 3. (By. The
Associated Press.) Twenty-one Jap
anese, many ot '.nem prominent,
v. ere indicted here today on charges
of criminal conspiracy in connection
with violence incident to the strike of
sugar plantation workers last year.
The indictments are based on evi
dence that has been obtained through
investigations that have continued
since the strike.
The culminating act of violence
during the strike occurred June 3,
1920, when the house of a Japanese
who refused to join the strikers was
dynamited. The laborer, his wife
and three children were asleep in the
side of the house opposite the blast
and were uninjured.
Near-Beer Drinkers .
, Must Keep Feet Off
"Brass" in Wisconsin
Madison, Wis., Aug. 3. Drinkers
of nonintoxicating liquor in Wiscon
sin must stand far enough away
from the bar to b(e unable to place
their foot on the rail or to set their
glasses on the counter in order to
keep from violating the law, accord
ing to an opinion of J. K, Messer
chmirit, assistant attorney general,
j made public today
Death of Mother Turning
Point in Life of Caruso
Became Great Tenor Despite Whippings of Father
To Make Him "Good, Sober Mechanic" First
Great Stage Triumph in "La Boheme"
At Milan, Italy, in 189S.
New York, Aug. 3. Enrico Ca
rtiso became the greatest tenor in
spte of a humble birth and his
father's whippings to make a "good,
sober mechanic" out of him, and it
was his mother's death when En
rico was 15 years old, that sent him
to the stage.
His own intimate life story was
told in an interview recently and
is published for the first time 'to
day. Caruso, beginning his story, told
of his father's efforts to "whip him"
into a "sober, industrious mechanic.
'"1 wanted to be a sailor and 1
h.'.unted the docks for days," ex
plained Caruso. "1 broke most of
the rules and regulations at school
and lived in constant disgrace.
"By the time I was 11 years old
1 had developed a great love for
singing and had, I believed, a fine
"One day the organist of the
Church of St. Anna, Naples, heard
me singing some popular melod
and my youthful efforts delighted
him so much that he engaged me to
sing in his choir. And I received
for my labor each Sunday the large
sum of 10 pence weekly the firsi
money I ever earned.
Turning Point in Career.
"The turning point in my life
came at the age of 15, when my
dear mother died. Had she liviyl it
is prouarjie l should have continued
my mechanical studies to please her.
So I became a wanderer with no
weapons to aid me in the fight for
success but a remarkable physique
and tremendous optimism which, i
thank heaven, has never failed me.
Somehow I managed to pick up a
poor livelihood by singing at church
"I was often hungry but nevci
unhappy, and thus I went on until
at the age of 18 I was faced by this
fearful problem, 'was I a tenor or
a baritone?' My voice at that time
was so thin that it resembled the
wind whistling through a gaping
wiftdow and my fellow students
laughed at my hopes of an operatic
career. Undisturbed, I worked on
until my studies were curtailed !y
Attracts Major's Attention.
"One morning I was polishing the
buttons on my tunic and siiiirg
for sheer joy with an 'open thr
I can picture the scene ;n my mina
at this moment and see the gi pous
sunshine streaming in as I sat pol
Danger of Flood
At Pueblo Passed
River Within Three Feet of
Levee Top, But Quickly
Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 3. The Ar
kahsas river in Pueblo was within
three feet of the levee top at 2:30
o'clock this morning but danger of a
new flood is believed past. The
flood stage of the river vvas the re
sult of cloudbursts yesterday in.' the
Royal Gorge and surrounding hills
above Canon City.
A cloudburst between Lime and ;
Fisher, southeast of here, sent the !
St. Charles river over' its banks and j
washed out a highway bridge on the i
Santa re trad at the junction of St. j
Charles and Arkansas rivers. Power j
lines and telephone service between ;
here and La Junta was out of com
mission early today as the result of
Cation City and Florence, both ''
above Pueblo, were flooded partially
by the Arkansas river's high waters, j
Bankruptcy Asked for !
Co-Operative Society of U.S.
Chicago, Aug. 3. An involuntary
petition of bankruptcy against liar-;
rison Parker, N. A. Hawkinson and
John Coe, named as co-partners in
the Co-operative society of America
was filed in United States district
court today. The petition was in
behalf of three persons claiming they
had been induced to buy stock in the
society and who said the stock was
William Hartman, Sarah Smith and
Alec C. Friedman, the complainants
allege that they bought the stock .
through fraudulent misrepresenta
tions and seek to recover the amounts
they paid. j
County Judffp Wheat issued 100 marriage
licenses the last month.
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. At kley departed
Wednesday for llordon, where they will
it ma in for about a year. i
County Superintendent Bortha. Bishop ;
left Friday for Yellowstone park, where ,
she will Huentl two weelta stfrh'soomi;. 1
A double-header ball Kaine w;t held
Sunday, Tapiilion defeating liter? Optical
team of Omaha, 9 to 3, and the Fremont ;
Lutheran team, 19 to 7. The Fremont
Lutheran band aTompanied the boys liv j
und a ve a concert in the afternoon and
Fred Friek lf sun of Mrs. W. F. I
Frk-kf, was operated on at the Methodist i
hospital in Omnha Wednesday. I
.Paul Zusc-hHUfs,, t'harles Pflu? and Ius j
fordes went on a fishini; trip icar Fre- (
munt lat Tuesday mid alt huunh tiiey I
did not t-ateh many fish, Cordea fished si
$;15 irold wati-h from tht sand.
Hans Harder, retired farmer, purehased
a residence tn th FMd club -vicinity and
will move his family there.
In honor of their silver wpddinjr, Hew
and llr:4. H. F. Schmidt and f.inuly were
quests at a surprise party Wednesday
evening. Tht-y were presented with a
silver plate and a box containing a number
of silver dollars.
Mary I.nmpbreck of near Chalen, was
pronounced insane Saturday befor the in
sanity hoard and was sent to tne Lin
coln asylum Monday.
John Wintn.ir., was drowned in th old
Papillion criek near hfs farm house three
fourths of a mile west of towa Sunday.
The young man had been chorinu about I lu
farm shortly after dinner and neeomtnK
heated derided to take a wim In the
crek. Ho had Juat gotten Into th wuti-i
when seized with a cramp. Tits wii, wro;
stood in the distance, km id he came up
once but Mho was unable to fcret to him
lit time to offer any assistance. Vtnt':
was -4 und was married a year him ii
January. He is survived ty his wife, ni
mother and father, and three MMtcrs. 'I
funeral will be held W'rdimsday morn in
ut 0 from St. (olimklllw rmliuln: chun
and interment "ill he in the St. Maud;.
!!, German ath"lie cemetery Weut.
.Mrs. John f'hafe was striken vfith a
j.ualMt'j sdtoku Muiuuy moruinii
ishing vigorously. Suddenly Major
Nagliati appeared, listened and 'Jim
inquired: 'What is your profession?'
Stammering, I muttered: 'I aspin
to sing in opera.'
"Without a word he left me and I
imagined he had not heard my mum
bled reply. But that same evening
he told me he had found ine a sing-
ing master and that during my re-
myllllriiy -V f ivc iti W tt 1
continue inv studies.
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'uVjLV."iy,TaVailgc,Mrci.reSciiiiiiK the National Council of
that my brother should take
place and thus it happened that in
1W5, at the age of 22, I made my
e'ebut in a new opera at the Teatro
"I was not a success, nor was the
Great Day Dawns.
"My master, Vergine. encouraged
me to go on studying and singing at
every opportunity in various the
aters. In this way my voice im
proved in timbre, strength and tone,
and at last my great day dawned
though 1 nearly spoiled my own
success through obstinacy
"Sonsogno. manager of the Tea
tro Liroco, Milan, asked me if I
would study the role of Marcello in I
la boheme, to sing at hi theater
Accordingly, with Vergine's help, I
began to study this role, but after
a few days decided it did not suit
me and returned it with many re
grets. "A little later I visited Milan and
there Sonsogno came to me with a
request that I would change my
mind and consent to studv the role.
as he was certain it would suit me
and that I should make a success
"Strange was it not. that he
should be convinced of my success
when I felt confident of failure?
"Spurred by his belief in me, 1
learned the role and in Tuesday.
November 8. 1898, appeared as Mar
cello at the Teatro Linco, Milan,
and made, if I may say so in all
humility, my first success.
"On November 9, I awoke to find
press and public in agreement that
I had not mistaken my vocation'
Singer Always Cheerful.
A victim of robbery, bombs and
several physical collapses, all with-
in a few months, Caruso never fal
tered in his optimistic certainty he
would overcome the "jinx" which
seemed bent upon pursuing him
during '.920. This is what happened
to the world's greatest tenor during
the last months he was in America:
June 8, 1920 Summer home at
Easthampton, L. I., robbed of $400.
000 in gems.
June 13, 1920 Bomb set in Na
tional theater, Havana, exploded just is thoroughly baffled bv their dis
tefore the tenor's entrance in the i appearance,
second half, of Aida. I
December 8. 1920 Strained side
after singing famous aria. Vesti la
Giubba in Pagliacci, at Metropolitan.
Decepiber 11. 1920 Burst blood
vessel in throat during first act of
IElisir d'Amore at Brooklyn Acad
emy of Music.
December 23, 1920 Confined to
bed from ailment diagnosed as "in
December 24, 1920 Sang Elezar
in Lajuive. his last performance.
For Just One-Half Price
$18.50, 36-inch Round Cloths, $ 9.25
$20.00, 36-inch Round Cloths, $10.00
$27.50, 45-inch Round Cloths, $13.75
$30.00, 45-inch Round Cloths, $15.00
$35.00, 45-inch Round Cloths, $17.50
$45.00, 54-inch Round Cloths, $22.50
$49.50, 54-inch Round Cloths, $24.75
$75.00, 72-inch Round Cloths, $37.50
40c, 6-inch Madeira Doilies for 20c
Irish Table Linen
at Half Price
Odd pieces in Table Cloths and Napkins
which are really exceptional values.
Hemstitched Damask Luncheon Sets con
sisting of one cloth 66x66 inches and six
eighteeen-inch napkins, $17.50 sets for
$10 a set.
38-inch Chiffon Vel
vet of a fine soft tex
ture and rich black
one of the most de
sirable fabrics for fall
Friday at a very low
price, only $3.95 yard.
Also 40-inch all-silk
charmeuse, in black,
brown, taupe, gray,
copen, or navy tomor
row only $2.95 a yard.
In Tariff Bill
Witnesses Appear Uefore Sen
ate Finance Committee
Washington, Aug. 3. Repre
sentatives of importing interests of
New York and New England op
posed the American valuation plan
t t the Fordnev tariff bill before the
I senate finance committee today,
j Witnesses also included several
f ' tnrmpft
' t n" i ' . 'r vr. . v,t
,1 I homas T. Dohertv of New iork.
('escribed the scheme as mon
strous." He declared it was ut
Joseph S. Lockett of Boston, at
torney for the New Fngland Im
porters' and Traders' association,
made a similar attack upon the plan.
It was said that the importers
would much prefer some scheme by
which the American valuation plan
is put into effect gradually if it is
tc be adopted at all. This would be
in line with the suggestion of
Geonge C. Davis of the customs
service, that the foreign valuation
plan be retained, but that manufac
turers be given an opportunity to
prove American values of products
comparable to imported goods and
that duties be assessed upon these
values, m nus duties, transportat'on
costs and other expenses and a
Mr. Lockett, in opposing the
American valuation plan, denied that
utider-valuations have been as preva
lent under, the foreign valuation sys
tem as claimed. Mr. Lockett se-.
verely criticised the manufacturers
who have been urging the adoption
of the plan.
A delegation of toy manafacturers
urged the adoption of the American
plan. W. O. Coleman, manufacturer
of toy trains, declared that his com
pany had been forced to close its
plant as a result of German compe
tition. He said that the American
valuation plan would help the com
pany to meet the exchange situation
Man Asks Police to Find
His Missing Wife and Son
Warren Norman went to work
Tuesday as usual.
His wife, Cora. 27, and their son.
Arthur, 11, were at their home, 1407
Avenue E, Council Bluffs, when he
left, he told Omaha police.
But when he returned both were
missing, he reprrted, and he asks the
Omaha police department to assist
him m try.ng to locate them,
j Norman has no idea why or how
1 they left or were taken away from
Ms bomp. arrnrdincr tn nnlirr and
Gothenhurg Country Club
To Hold Golf Tourney
Gothenburg, Neb., Aug. 3. (Spe
cial.) The Country club is staging
its first golf tournament here Thurs
day. Thirty-six members' are en
tered, three are playing scratch.
there will be tour prizes; namelv
lirst and second Handicaps, ip'
medalist, and booby prize ior'Wglv
est medal score.
Vests in a
or bodice topped vests in
white or pink are special
ly priced for Thursday
For a month-end clear
ance which includes some
of plain materials, lace
trimmed, others of mesh
and many of silk bro
cades. All are excep
tional values and we urge
that you make an early
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