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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 8, 19112.
START POWERGANAL IN 1913
Augustus Kountze Gives Omahans
Assurance of Early Start.
WORK WILL BEGIN IN MARCH
Krrmnnl Frnjrct Will llcitnlre I2x
prndltnr nf 9.1,000,000, "Which
Will Vnr for Cnnnl, ll-d-Ttsrks.
That construction work will begin ' m
early aa March 1 and b continued with
nut delays until that portion of the
llatte river power canal known as the
Fremont project Is completed, U the
statement of the men who are behind the
The Fremont project Is hacked by the
hountzo Brothers of New Tork and
Omaha, Augustus Kountio of the New
oik hanlt belnc Uio flscl asent. The
project will requlro the expenditure of
l5.oriO.OM, which wilt pay for th con
f tru. lion of the canal, the hcadworks at
Fremont and tho power houses and wire
:ics for the transmission of the electric
. urrent Into Omaha. The money Is pro
vided for and $4,000,000 of It Is In th
banks, ready to be drawn upon when
Augustus KounUe, who has been In
Omaha for a week or more looking after
details In connection wtlh tho canal, as
sured his friends before he left for the
cast that tho canal would be started
within the time limit required by tho
ttate laws, which, in this Instance, Is
September 15. 1915.
Tnkr Orer Power Compnnjr.
In addition to building the power canal
the company In which the Kountxes are
heavily Interested and of which they
are tho chief backers, expect to take over
tho Omaha Eloctrio Ught and Power
company and also ask the city for a
franchise that will permit of furnishing
light and power. Tho city of South
Omaha will be asked to grant a similar
The Fremont project Is one of three
rower canat projects along tho Platto
river. The one farthest up the stream Is
known as the Dabcock project It takes
the water from the Iup river a short
distance abore Genoa, carries It onto tho
high prairie north of Columbus and Into
the Bhell creek volley. It carries It to a
point Just above Columbus, where It is
droppid back Into the Platte, having a
fall of ninety feet, producing 22,000 horse
liulow this la what Is known Is the
Boob's project To supply power, tho
water la taken out of the Platte Just
below Columbus, carried onto the rldgo
to the north and then through a canal,
being dropped back Into tho river a short
distance below Schuyler. This canal has
n head of sixty-six feet and produces
The Fremont project takes the wnter
out of tho riatto Just below Schuyler and
carries It along the south side of tho
stream a dlstanc of twenty-six tulles,
discharging It Into a natural rcsorvolr
opposite and a short dlstunco below Fro
mont. Shorter Tliun Itlvrr.
From Schuyler to Fremont, the Platte
has a fall of flvo and one-hnlf to six
feet to a mile. Tho canal being stralghtor
Appoints Democrat ' BEER IN ELECTION BOOTH
m Oddie's Absence
CAltSON CITV, Nov., Dec. 7-ln the
absence of Governor Oddle from tbe
state. Lieutenant Governor Ulltmrt C.
Hois today appointed George n. Thatcher
of Tonopah attorney general for the un.
expired term of the late Cleveland II.
Hakor, who died Thursday. Tho commis
sion was signed and delivered this even
Governor Oddle Is a republican and It
wai expected ho would appoint a re
publican to succeed the late democratic
attorney general. lieutenant Governor
Hons is a democrat and his appointed Is
Witness Tells of Member of the
SOME OF THE BALLOTS ARE TORN
JmlKC nf nirctlnn Ilecltm (hr Ilnrd
Tlnir llr Had to Get thr nallnts
Counted In Second Precinct
of thr First AVnrd.
Negro is Legally
Hanged m Maryland
1'IWNCF.SH ANNB. Md.. Dec 7.-ln a
grove of pine trees on the county alms
house farm near here, Wesley Miles, col
ored, was legnlly hanged today for an
attack on the 15-year-old daughter of for
mer Sheriff W. C. Phillips of Somerset
county last May.
A crowd of 100 men and boys tore down
tho board enclosure surrounding the gal
lows to boo the hanging, hut there was
no other Interference with the officers
of the law.
Miles on the scaffold admitted his guilt,
declaring that "following the devil
brought mo to this."
Negro Lynched for
BUTLER, Ala., Dec, 7. Azarlah Curtis,
a young negro, was hnngod by a mob
near hero early thU morning after he had
confmied to having killed It. D. Hush,
a planter, whom he and three other
negroes held up. The negroes waylaid
Bush on a country road. After Curtis
was captured and placed In Jail tho mob
formed, stormed the Jail and hanged him
near the scene, of his crime. The otner
prisoners woro not molested.
Released from Reef
DULUTH, Minn., Dec. 7. Itcleosed at
7:15 p. m., this evening, tho steamer
lOaston of tlio Booth linn, oscaped from
the clutches of tho Iroquois reef, anil
proceeded under Its own steam to Port,
Arthur, All on board nro safe. It Is
expected to arrive In Duluth tomorrow
filnco 5:30 Thursday rooming the boat
nau been lost on tho rocks, .
ACTRESS WINS HER SUIT
AGAINST KLAW & ERLANGER
NEW TOniC, Dec, 7 K.llth St Clair,
actress, won her 122,000 suit against Klaw
& Brlanger today, when a Jury declared
her contract for that amount with tho
theutrtcal firm valid. Tho vurdlct came
after a sensational trial, during which
That there was beer on tno table where
the ballots wero being counted In the
second precinct of the First ward during
tho night; that several members of tho
election board drank freely and finally
fell asleep;, that ballots were torn nnd
spattered on the floor, and that there
wcro other Irregularities, were points
brought out In the testimony taken In
tho election contest case In which Arthur
C. Pancoast, republican. Is contesting
the election of .T. IT. Grossman, democrat,
to the stato senate.
James Conorran. 1417 South Klghth
street, one of the Judges of election In
that precinct, gave this testimony. He
said Charles Lemme and other member
of the board drank freely of the beer
thnt was on the tables. He testified that
some fellows coming back from uptown
where they had been late to learn the
election returns had brought the beer to
the polling placo about midnight of elec
tion night. According to the testimony,
Kd I Barry and Charles Lemme, two of
the board, went to sleep on the tables
"Mr. Lemme had the keys," Conorran
testified, ''Tho next morning some fel
lows got him to go out to the saloon at
tho corner of Seventh and Paclflo streets.
Some of the members of the board told
mo to go and get the keys from him or
have him arrested. I went Into the
saloon and found him at the bar drinking
with some other fellows. I asked him for
tho keys to the boxes and he rave then
to me. If he hadn't I Intended to have
Cotilil Not llurrj- Tlicm.
When some of the board drank too
much and refused to do any work I trlod
to hurry them up, but couldn't do It. I
touched nothing to drink. They cussed
me and told mo I wan too stingy to drink.
told them 1 could buy my Uquor If I
wanted any, but that I wanted to get
through with the work. Anyway I have
.not been drinking since I cam back
from tho springs.
"When I tried to get them to km at
the counting-, after thoy would lay off
for fifteen to twenty minutes at a time,
they got mad, so I didn't say very much.
I didn't wont my head pounded to pieces.
I hod a notion to pull up stake and tro
to Council Bluffs I was so disgusted, but
I didn't know what the law might do to
mo for It
"Four or five of tho ballots got torn In
the confusion during tho night and
gathered them up, fitted them together
where I was sure they belonged and
pinned them together."
Lewis Kaplan, James Banks and John
Iteves, all Judges of tho second precinct
of tho Third ward, testified during the
morning. Throe more dltnesnes are to
testify Monday. The hearing was ad
Journed to Monday morning at 9 o'clock,
New Oleo Inquiry
Starts in Chicago
CHICAGO, Dec. 7.-An Investigation
alleged violations of the Internal rever
laws In tho manufacture of oleomart
rlne was begun today by the federal grn.
The Inquiry was ordered by Fcdt
Judges Landls and Carpenter and w
It Is said. Involve several Chicago flrn.
The discovery of a new process l
the coloring of oleomargarine wi
the largo manufacturers have been us.
for several months Is sold to be .
sponsible for the present Investlgatl .
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 7,-OpernU
officials of the Various Harriman rat
roads, who met here yesterday to dlscu
train schedules and other traffic detail
for the coming -year, finished their wor
this evening. No Important changes wcr
mode, It was said, In the schedules. Tl.
representatives of the Southern Pacific
Including General Manager W. B. Scot
started for Ban ' Francisco this morning
The Portland and Omaha officials wl.
leave tonight and tomorrow.
BREAKING OF PLATE CAUSES
WRECK ON PENNSYLVANI,
HAJlIUBBima, Pa,, Dec. 7.-John I
Dohoney, marshal of the stato rallror.'
commission, has filed with the commits
slon a report on the Glenloch wreck oi
tho Pennsylvania railroad on Novcmbc
27, In which ho gives tho cause of ttu
disaster as "the breaking of a columr
cap, or plate, qn which the bridge gird
ers found their support."
The report says that six minutes before
tho derailment, a train of seventy-five
empty coal cars passed over the bridge.
Abraham 1 Krlancer charared a lawver
than the river and not coveting so long a t j), blackmail and declared the contract
distance between the two points, will
naturally have a greater fall. At the
head works, or Uie point whore the power
will bo taken up for distribution, the fall
will he 150 feet, trlvlng 35,000 horse
power, or moro than doublo the amount
used In both Omaha and South Omaha
ut tho present time. Wired Into Omaha
nnd South Omaha, this power will be
sold at nominal prices to manufacturing
concerns here and those that desire to
"While they have not been made public,
it Is said to be the plans of the people
behind the Babcock and Boggs people to
also secure franchises In' Omaha and
Bouth Omaha, wire their power Into tho
two cities and sell It to manufacturers,
thus making available 82,000 horse-power
for commercial purposes.
Demands on Turkey
Prepared by Allies
bHng of the peaco delegate In London,
the Balkan alllos are occupied In prepar
ing a Joint draft of tho demands which
are to be made upon Turkey and, it is
understood, exchanging communications
with a view to arriving at on agreement
defining their own mutual obligations.
Th formal acceptances of all the
power to send delegates to the am
bassadorial conference to be held In Lon
don have not yet been received, but there
1 no reason to suppose there will be any
delay la the assembling of the conference.
The position of Greece In refusing to
sign the armistice remains unchanged.
The. Greeks are said to be continuing: their
campaign on the Island of Chios and at
Jantna and their ship are closely search
Ins foreign steamers found between the
Dardanelles and Smyrna.
was mado under duress to savo annoy
ance to his wife, who was 111 at the time
'and who later divorced him.
Mis Bt. Clair, under the njrrcemcnt,
wo to recelvo t3,W0 a year" for ten years.
Tho contract was lived up to for only one
year, the testimony showed.
In the roport In The Bee Friday of the
content a typographical error made the
story read "Becond precinct of tho Becond
ward." It schould havo been "Second pre
clnct of tho First ward."
WILSON GOES TO WORK ON '
MESSAGE TO LEGISLATURE
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Deo. 7. Presl'
dent-elect Woodrow Wilson today began
tho final stages of his vacation In Her
muda by beginning work on his message
to the New Jersey legislature. He has
practically concluded his period of recrea
tion and social engagements and expect
to work steadily from now until he start?
on the homoward voyage.
Prominent Doctor's Best Prescrip
tion Easily Mixed at Horns.
Thn Pcrxlstent and Judicious Use of
Newspaper Advertising' Is the Bond to
From your druggist get one ounce of
Tons compound (In original scaiea paca
age) and one ounce of syrup of Barsapa-
rllla compound. Take uiose two ingre
dients home and DUt .them into a half pint
of good whiskey. Shake tho bottio nna
take a tnblespoontul before each meal and
at bedtime." This IP said to be tno quick
est and best remedy known to the medical
Droresslon for rheumatism nna DacKacne,
Good results come after the first dose.
If vour drutrelst does not haVe Torts com
pound In stock he will get It for you In
a few hours from his wpoiesaie nouse,
Don't bo Influenced to take a patent meai
flnn instead of this. Insist on having the
genuine Torls compound In the original
one-ounce, sealed, yellow package. Hun
dreds of the worst cases were cured here
by this prescription last winter.
sosb FEET. Corns. Callouses. Bun
Ions. Frost Bites, Aohlng and Sweaty
wt. A snoonful of Calocldn in tho 'foot
bath gives Instant relief. Got a S5o box
at any drug store. Advertisement.
fTou Are Invited On Monday
To Kilpatrick's Linen Section
promptly at 8 a. m., an important sale of lunch cloths
MIIS. AUGUST HKTiMONT nnd a lot of other distinguished women havo bandod together In New
Y City with a view to educating or Influencing people against extravagance or foolish giving at
If this organization was In Omaha a suggestion from it to do your Christmas shopping
at KILPATRICK'S would be all that would be Mtessary
No fool things to wjatto your monoy on hut attractive, useful merchandise-and ever and always
Now for the story on Lunch Cloths without Superfluous verbiage:
NSIST ON THIS
IS WHAT YOU GET
PURE - DELICIOUS - WHOLESOME
11 SEiiiik E
All Grocers, 5c or 10c Size
We have no competitors -but those DaKers
,vho are always saying: "Beware of Imita-
m m 1
shd mm preatAst imitaTors.
MEW ENGLAND BAKERY CO.
2213-19 Leavenworth Street
'Phono Dougta 1807.
WE HAVli NO DOWNTOWN BRANCHES
Any woman will appre
ciate a dainty pair of House
or Boudoir Bllppors, and
find them very useful, In
deed. We h'ave the largest line
of Christmas Footwear in
the west at your dlBpoBal.
Itomeos, in red, black and
brown, $1 and up.
$5 and $6.50
1419 Farnam St.
36x38 Inches, formerly $1.00, Monday each . .7f)
3Gx3G Inches, formerly $1.50, Monday each SI. 29
36x36 Inches, formerly J1.7C, Monday each 81,49
3Cx3C Inches, formerly $2.00, Monday each Sl.GO
3Cx3C Inches, formerly $3. GO, Monday each 52.95
36x36 inches, formerly $1.25, Monday cnch..9S
46x46 Inches, formerly $1.75, Monday each 81,49
45x45 inches, formerly $2.00, Monday each $1,69
45x45 inches, formerly $2.50, Monday each $2.19
45x45 Inchon, formerly $3.50, Monday each 82.98
64x54 Inches, formerly $2.25, Monday each 81.89
64x54 Inches, formerly $3.60, Monday each 83.19
54x54 Inches, formerly $4.50, Monday each 83.98
64x64tn., formerly $6 and $C50, Mon. each 85.25
NEWS OF BL00MINGT0N
AND FRANKLIN COUNTY
ntOOMINOTON. Neb, Dec 7. (Spe-
cjsl.) Mrs. George W. Green, wlf ot tho ,
Dloomtngton lumberman, died In Cud- i
fornla Saturday, where she went last
tprlng for the benefit of her health.
Plans are being- made to hold a poul
try show at Franklin In connection with
th farmers' Institute. It. N. Crawford
Is In charge of the work.
Th old liter homestead ot 33) acres
was sold at public auction to John Mabon
of Franklin for consideration ot $18,93).
A band of seventeen pieces ha been
organized In Naponee with E. C. Moore
as leader. I W. Copley la secretary and
J- X). Kelweltl 1 treasurer. .
The Franklin County Bankers' associa
tion held a meeting at Campbell In the
directors' office. Those present from
other town were: 8. Y. ITartt, W. A.
Deary, Dloomlngton; A. A. Qs.lt, Q. K.
Hall, Franklin; I lllnker, "Wilcox; W
& Marr, lllldreth. O. V. Qunn. Uluo
Hill; 8. II Halt, Bladen, who attended
the meeting aa guest of the association.
An elaborate luncheon was served by the
association to the visitors.
luchea, formerly $3.50, Monday each .
And Now a Lot of Round Cloths
36 Inches In diameter, 45 Inches, 54 inches, 70 Inches, 81 Inches-
$1.98 instead of $2.50
$3.59 instead of $4.00
$5.25 Instead of $6.50
$0.98 Instead of $8.50
82.59 instead of $3.00
84.29 instead of $5.00
87.25 Instead of $8.60
88.95 Instead of $10.50
83.29 instead ot $3.75
33.98 Instead ot $4.50
87.75 instead of $9.00
CUMMINS' PROPOSAL PLEASES
BOTH HADLEY AND TENEP
WAMIIK GTON, Dc 7.-The recent
proposal of Senator Cu turn Ins of Iowa
for a national convention to bring to
gether the opposing factions tot the re
publican party, meets with the approval
ot, both Governors Hadley of Missouri,
and Tener of Pennsylvania, who arrived
ht-re late today from the governors' con-
Never any mark up U mark down at Kilpatricks
The customs officers havo had a difficult oxperlenoo with our Importation from MHEHTY & CO.
No similar Importation over came Into OMAHA. Thero is an Indication here that PKKSIUENT TAFT'S
Idea ot a tariff commission was just the proper cap or after all, for tho tariff
As it exists now on ONCLE SAM'S BOOKS
Is fearfully and wonderfully mnde takes more than u Philadelphia lawyer to Interpret it sometimes.
Not able to quote prices on all Items ot this exclusive purchase today but expect to bo fully ready Monday.
Have you seen the book and stationery Window? If not. take a walk down town today. A small
note book and a pencil will be helpful you may solvo some problems about ChrlstmaB giving and re
movo some wrinkles from your brow.
We cannot tell as we write this ad whether a full assortment ot Kid Gloves will be left from the
Saturday 98c Sale. There'll bo somo depend upon It for the lot was large. Whatever remains will bo
offered Monday They are Worth 91.15, Indeed no easy matter to match them a,t THAT PRICE.
It la our tleslro to clean up absolutely a lot of Hllkn, odd pieces, odd col
oiu, odd weaves. 50c, 00c, 7Bc Hffc, $1.00 former prices. NOT1HNCJ IN
THE LOT THAT SOU) HKLO.W A HALr A DOLliAK, and lots sold nt
fl.OO It's true the lengths are arbitrary when small you must take all or none rbut there'll be no
hagllng or hesitation. lil)c a yard will do the business.
On Decomber 15th the Epeclal price of $2.00 tor making skirts to your measure ENDS.
s Itcxluctlons lu Dress Hoods During this Period.
IThos Kilpatrick & Co
At Silk Section
Phone DouRlas 353
Residence. Harney 4283
E. J DAVIS
1818 Farnam Street
$2.19 H mhms
in I ..
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