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THE OMAHA DAILT BEE : WEDNESDAY , .TUIiT FLIES AT HIM WITH A KNIFE Viclons Attack by a Diich&rged Man Upon H , G , Leavitt at Fremont. PROMPT HELP AVERTS A FATALITY Peter Iloyd , tlio Mnn with HIP Knife , U Arrcntcil ntul Will llo Tried in County Court Today. FREMONT , Neb. , July 11 ( Special TeTe- Kram. ) Heywond G. Leavitt , president of the Standard licet Sugar company , had a narrow escape from being stabbed to death near the factory last night by a man by the name of Peter Doyd , alias Peterson. Iloyd had been drinking heavily since the Fourth and had not been working. Last night about supper time he raised some disturbance In the dining room and bunk house. Manager Patterson reported the case to Mr. Lcavltt , who discharged him and an other man who was mixed up In the trouble , ordering them to leave the prcmlsei. When Lcavltt left the office to go to his house , which Is near the factory , Boyrt met him and came at him with a knife. It was about dark and Leavitt was not aware of trouble until Boyd suddenly Jumped onto him. Leav itt , who li a small , slender fellow , but an accomplished athlete , knocked him down once and the two men struggled together for a few seconds. \Vhllo the fracas was going on Lcavltt noticed thnt Boyd was striking at his right sldo Just nbovo the hip and for the first time was aware that the man had a knife Ho has a scratch about two Inches long Just above the hip and a long scratch or cut on the right sldo of his neck. Ills pants and coat also bear the marks of the knife. Some other persons now caine to Leavltl's rescue and Iloyil ran away. Sheriff Krcader arrested Boyd about o'clock this afternoon on Main street In this city and ho will have a hearing on the charge of assault with Intent to do great bodily harm before the county judge tomorrow. I was a narrow escape for Lcavltt and had hi not been well skilled with his fists howould probably have been killed. Boyd has been at work at the sugar factory for a shor time and no'hlng further Is known of him The other man who was discharged at thi trnmo time , It Is thought , was afco watch ing for Leavitt. GOOD GROWING WEATHER IVhcnt llnr cnt linn Commenced In , \chriinKa mill Corn In L In Tunnel. UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. Lincoln , July 11. The past week has been cool , with heavy rains in southern counties. The av erage dally temperature deficiency has been about 3 degrees. The maximum tempera tures for the week have generally been below 00 decrees. The rainfall of the week has been below normal In the northern nnd most of the cx- tiemo western counties and heavy In the eouthern counties. In several southeastern counties It ranged from two to slightly moro than four Inches. The past week has been an excellent ono for the growth of vegetation in all parts of the state. Winter wheat has ripened rap idly and harvestlnc has commenced. The quality Is everywhere good , but the acreage Is small and the yield per acre is also email. Oats have made rapid progress and are now ripening in southern counties. Some damage to oats Is reported , caused by lodging , rust and hall , but the damage Is , small and the crop promises to be a largo one. Spring wheat Is looking well. Corn has continued to grow rapidly and is now too largo for cultivation , except in northern counties. Corn Is laid by fairly frnn of weeds , but moro cultivating would have boon done had It grown less rapidly nnd some fields have been laid by weedy. The earliest planted corn is tassollng out In southern counties. Taken as a whole , corn continues In exceptionally coed condition. A good crop of tame grass Is being cutter tor hay in eastern counties. G. A. LOVELAND , Section Director , Lincoln , Nib. I-A > D OFFICE Ilccelnt * DiirlnK In t Yenr Show nn Iiicrenne O er Previous Yenr. O'NEILL. Nob. . July 11. ( Special. ) The O'NoIll land office officials have Just com pleted their annual report for the fiscal year ending July 1. The report shows cash receipts during the year of $04,549.66. This is an Increase of $23,170.79 over the previous year. On July 1 there were 754,000 acres of government land In the district. This land is located In the counties of Brown , Boyd , Boone , Rock , Holt , Knox , Antelope , Gar- flnld , Loup , Wheeler nnd Keya Paha. Slnco the secretary's recent ruling on the reser voir law business In thnt line has about closed. Fifteen filings have been offered , but were rejected by the register as not complying with the ruling. Land Commissioner J. V. Wolfe Is In the city today offering school lands for sale. Great Interest Is being taken In the sale nnd the land Is bringing all It Is worth. About 300 farmers , cattlemen nnd real es tate men attended the sale today. What might have been a serious accident occurred this morning at the plant of the O'Neill bottling works. The proprietor. Bam Thompson , was getting ready to make a "run" and had turned the gas into a twenty-four gallon fountain. Ho wns then called to another part of the factory and forgot the fountain until a terrific explosion occurred. The fountain was literally torn to pieces. Part of It was blown up through the celling and pieces of castings were hurled in every direction about the room. The room In which the fountain was lo cated is only about 10x15 and there were flvo persons In It at the time. How any of them escaped serious Injury Is a mystery. II r nli cm it n Ilnilly Injured. SBWARD , Nob. , July 11. ( Special. ) H. O. Chase , a Burlington & Missouri River trakeman , was Injured at the jards In this city last evening. While riding on the side of a freight car be struck the railing of the bridge just west of the freight depot and was knocked off and badly bruised. Ho -wan taken to Lincoln for medical treatment. Xrlllc AVllllillum Still MNIIK. | | WYMORE , Neb. , July 11. ( Special , ) Nellie Walbaum , the 16-year-old girl who Mr. II. T. Shobe , 27CM Lucas Ava. , St. Louis , Mo. , says : "My daugh ter hud Eozemnhlch covered s her houd and spread to her face. ( iJx She was treated by physicians and x tnken to colobrtited health springs , but only grew worse. Many patent medicines wore tuken , but without result , until wo decided to try 8. S. 8 , A dozen bottles cured her completely and left her skin per fectly smooth. Not a sign of the dreadful disease 1ms ever returned.1 c ( ( Swift1 * Specific ) is the only euro for Ecierrm , nnd nil other obstinate blood diseases. Valuable books mailed free bj Swift Sped tlo Company , Atlanta , Ga. suddenly disappeared from her home almost two wcckn ago , Is ntlll absent from her home , and her parents claim to know noth ing of her whereabouts. The girl had only been bomo from the reform school a short tlmo when she ran away , and should she bo found she will be sent back. NEWS GLEANED IN LINCOLN Item * of Intercut ricked Dp In n Dny' ' In > * lirn.iUn' Cnpltnl ' Cltj. LINCOLN. N'cb. July 11 ( Special ) The regents of the state university will meet n the main building of the state university omorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock. Tbo Lincoln Tennis association will hold i tournament open to all tennis playars of ho state In the latter part of the present month. A number of prizes have already iccn offered. Alexander Schlcgclwho recently went rom this city to San Juan , Porto Ulco , to icccpt the position of examiner of customs , has been promoted to the post of deputy udltor of customs at that place. The Commercial Land company , with a capital stock of $100,000 , and the Omaha Gas Lamp company with a capital of $5,000 , both of Omaha , have filed articles of In corporation with the secretary of state. Chairman L. C. Pace of the local reunion committee , has Issued the following cir cular concerning the reunion of the Grand Army of Nebraska , which will bo held In his city September 11 to 1C : The committees having the arrangements for the reunion In charge are anticipating an Immense gathering. There are about 3,500 young men who will have been hon orably mustered out of the service , and the thousands who will come to the reunion to see the "Fighting First , " which has crowned Itself with honor and rendered this state famous , together with the 16,000 old veterans In Nebraska , will constitute a re union to be remembered many years. The names of the men who head the various committees will bo published In a few da > s and sent to every post commander In the state , together with the program. Persons wishing Information arc requested to cor respond with these committees. The Pure Food commission opened Its office on the third floor of Uie state capltol building today. The commission has had some difficulty about getting stationery and other supplies , as the printing board has not jet advertised for bids' on the work. Governor Poynter today decided that the commission might purchase Us stationery and other supplies without waiting for ac tlon by the board. The record books will bo bought later. HASTINGS' 'COMING UTIIEBT PAUL Grcnt lonl of Intercut In the Affnlr ItcKliuiliiK I.nte In September. HASTINGS , Neb , July 11. ( Special. ) An unusual amount of Interest Is being taken In the street fair and carnival -which Is to be held In Hastings for one whole week , beginning September 25 and continuing until the night of the 30th , when it will be brought to a grand close amid a gay masque and plenty of fireworks. Yesterday was the first tlmo the soliciting committee started out to secure the necessary amount for the guaranty and in less than four hours nearly $4,000 were subscribed. This good work gives an assurance that the fair will bo a success , as everybody Is taking the greatest of Interest In It and it is only a matter of a day or so before the entire amount will have been sub scribed. Among the numerous events on the dally program will be competing of firemen for a $500 purse ; horse racing , $1,000 ; foot ball , $500 ; base ball , $500 ; shooting tourna ment , $600 ; minor sports , $700. Besides these large purses there will be $500 for agricul tural display , $300 for live stock exhibit and $500 for other exhibits. Practical men will bo at the head of each department and every thing will be In the hands of Hastings' leadIng - Ing business men. At a regular meeting of the city council held last night Mayor Fisher appointed the following men as members of the fire de partment : David Breed , Lincoln Brinkley , Walter Kent , Archie Williams. HOTTEST DAY OP THE SEASON. Electric Storm nt Platt month Shocks n Woman MllUlnsr n Coiv. PLATTSitOUTH , Nob. , July 11. ( Special. ) Yesterday was the hottest day of the sea- con , the mercury going up into the nineties. Last evening a heavy clectrlal storm passed over this vicinity and lightning struck a tree In this city , tearing off the bark and knocking down a cow standing near the tree and severely shocking Sirs. Nels Hawklnson , who was milking the cow nt the time. The physician reports Mrs. Hawklnson resting easy today and has hopes of her recovery. Hon. II. D. Travis returned home from Omaha today. AVhlle there he succeeded In securing through the probate court $1,920 for James Reed of Valley from the estate of John Reed , for services rendered. A number of cases of petty larceny oc curring in this city recently have been re ported to the chief of police. Laet night the chicken house of A. W. Searle In South Park was entered and eighteen very choice , largo , young chickens taken. The person perpetrating the theft la still at large and unknown. The report of Police Judge Archer for the month of Juno Is as follows : Arrests , twenty ; paid fines , twelve ; committed to Jail , five ; left the city , ono ; sentence sus pended , one ; paid by street 'work , one ; amount collected , $44. MortKftKP Ilecoril , SB-WARD , Neb. , July 11. ( Special. ) Fol lowing Is the report of mortgages filed and released In toward county during the month of Juno : Fnrm mortgages filed twenty- one , $20,836 55 ; released thirty-four , $42- 518.71 ; city mortgages filed five , $1,087.23 ; released two , $1,500 ; chattel mortgages filed seventy-six , $20,835.85 ; released twenty-four , $15,036.96. PLATT9MOUTH , Neb , July 11. ( Special. ) The report of George A. Hay , recorder , own : City mortgages recorded fourteen , amount $4,641 ; released nineteen , amount $9,445 ; farm mortgages filed twenty-one , amount $39,404 ; released twenty , amount $35,652. ( Her the Ditch Question. FREMONT , Neb. , July 11. ( Special. ) The county board met In regular session today. A remonstrance against the Ames drainage ditch , which was recently ordered dug , was filed. It was elgncd by all the property owners along the line of the ditch and many others. The entlro matter was laid on the table until the next meeting. One member of the board was absent , so that the ditch and anti-ditch forces were a tie. There Is considerable feeling a\er the ditch ques tion , large property Interests being Involved on both sides and the case la likely to be eventually carried Into the courts. Enrly Clonlntr nt Duiiliar. DUNBAR , Neb. , July 11. ( Special. ) The general merchandise stores of the town , hav ing entered Into an agreement to close at 7 p. m. during the summer months , carried the agreement Into execution last evening suc cessfully. The closing will apply only to Monday , Tuesday , Thursday and Friday evenings. Mrs. Jane Wilson celebrated her S4tb birth day yesterday , Part of her children end grandchildren were present. Enforce the Liquor Lntr. HUMBOLDT. Neb. , July 11. ( Special. ) Justice II. P. .Marble yesterday bound James W , Neeld over in the sum of $200 to answer In the district court to the charge of Illegally handling Intoxicating liquors. Hlinre t Crop for > lnny Yearn , WYMORB. Neb. . July 11 , ( Special. ) The rains which have fallen In this part of the state during the last eek have made doubly sure the biggest crops with which tills county has been blessed for many yearn , Corn Is now as high aa a man's head and will , according to the estimates of con servative farmers , go eighty bushels to the acre. Wheat Is being harvested nnd what was supposed was a total failure Is making a good crop. Oats and other small grains wcro never In finer condition. n. \ . It. llrtiiilnn. PLiAlNVIEW , NoT > , July 11. ( Special Tel egram ) The Northwest Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic reunion opened hero today on Camp Funston grounds. The following program had been ar ranged 10 a. m. , reception to visit ing comrades and assignment to quarters ; 2 p. m. , band concert ; 2 30 p. m. , address of welcome and turning over Camp Funston to the Northwest Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic Reunion District association by John Hosklng , president of the Plalnvlew citizens' committee , response by district commander Colonel It. C. > Matrau ; address by lev C. M Courier of Pierce ; 7 30 p. m. , band concert , 8 p. m. , campflre , addressed by Department Commander John C. Evans , ast Department Commander J. A. Ehrhardt and others. The music for afternoon and vcnlng meetings was by the citizens of 'lalnvlow. Rev G M. Couffer of Pierce being absent , Colonel Wesley Tucker of Vat- ntlno addressed the people In the big pa\IIIon. This was Plalnvlew day and choice selections were rendered In vocal and In strumental muslc > . A largo crowd attended ho camp grounds and the Indications are hat the largest crowd Plalnrlow has ever seen will bo hero this week. bullion 1'lnlit Temporarily Settled. FAIRMONT , Neb. , July 11. ( Special. ) The saloon fight here Is settled for the present. At the trial yesterday the vote stood 2 and 2 , and the mayor cast the de ciding vote and declared the motion lost. This settles It for a month at least , as nothing can bo done till there is a new petition. \ SOUTH OMAHA NEWS. Judging from the opinions expressed at the mass meeting held at the council cham her last night the High school bond proposi tion is off , for the tlmo at least. There was a fair attendance of representative citizens. E. J. Seykorn was chosen chairman and P. J. Barrett secretary. After briefly stating the object of the meeting Chairman Seykora called upon ex-Postmaster John Mc Millan for an expression. Mr. McMillan stated that n. short time ago ho was in favor of bonds , but ho had changed his mind and now thought the bonds would not carry It the proposition was sub mitted. It was too late In the year to do any good for the coming term and ho thought the Interest on the proposed bonds might as well be saved for six or seven months. The question , he said , should have been brought up last March , thus giving the board tlmo to arrange the preliminaries before spring opened up. As the Board of Education had made a 20-mlll levy for this 3ear ho did not think it was good policy at this tlmo to submit the proposition. In conclusion Mr. McMillan said he thought a great many people felt as he did about the matter. W. C. Lambert was called for and com menced by saying that the city could make no bettor Investment than to provldo ade quate school facilities. He did not , how ever , think that If submitted now the propo sition would carry. David Anderson stated that for flvo or six jears he has been anxious to see the city 'buy a block of ground and erect upon it a magnificent High school building. He was opposed to the scheme now for the reason that the Board of Education had shown no disposition to economize or cur- tall expenses In any manner. Not having confidence In the present board he was there fore opposed to the proposition. When F. A. Cressey was called for ho said Mr. Lambert had about expressed his Ideas. J. J. Breen wanted to know why the board had made a 20-mlll levy this year If It Intended coming before the people with a bond proposition. He thought the 20-mill levy would prove the death blow to the building of n High school at this time. Fritz Freltag , member of the Board of Education , in answer to Mr. Brcen , ex plained about the making of the levy. He stated that it was at first proposed to get along with a 16 or IS mill levy , but on account of the overlap it was thought best to levy to the limit and thus save paying 7 per cent interest on Indebtedness. An other reason for the high levy was the fact that an eight-room building was needed in the Second ward. This structure would cost from $20,000 to $24,000. Tht enumera tion , Mr. Freltag said , had shown an in crease of 873 children of school age over last year. Of this number 400 of this Increase was In the Second ward. William Bronnan , chairman of the finance committee of tbo Board of Education , stated In reply to a question from Mr. Breen that it was almost Impossible for the board to reduce Its expenses. The teachers were now being paid less salary than In Omaha and for this reason it was difficult to retain good teachers. H was the same with the janitors. Mr. Brennan asserted that the revenue from saloon licenses was $7,000 mora than It was last year , but this money would have to be used In making repairs to build ings and replacing heating apparatus. A. II. Miu-riock assorted that he was op posed to bonds until there was a radical change In municipal circles. Mr. Murdock is of the opinion that each saloon should pay a license of $1,000 a year and othir re sorts in proportion. In this way considera ble revenue would bo raised for school pur poses. The speaker thought the people were being overtaxed and would not -vote for bonds until some disposition was shown to reduce municipal expenses. Other speakers followed In the same strain and it is evident that the feeling at the present tlmo is against tbo bonds. Condition of the ftew Poxtofllce. Some of the furnlutre for the new post- office building has arrived , but the largo shipment which was duo here on July G has not come yet. Gas fixtures for the entire building are duo on July 18 and the firm having the contract for supplying these will have to submit to a forfeiture of $15 for every day's delay after the date mentioned. The government has authorized the use of both electric lights and gas , but It looks now as If gas would be the only lllurulnant for some time to come. The bid of an Omaha company was accepted for supplying electric lights and power to operate the stamp-can celing machine. This company has a fran chise here , but work on the fines from the main power house In Omaha to this city has been temporarily abandoned. It Is under stood that the high price of copper wire Is the cause of the delay in building this pro posed line. Unless power Is furnished the electric stamping machine cannot be oper ated and according to the accepted bids this power must come from Omaha. The Interior wcodwork , which Is all quartered oak , Is being varnished and dressed down. A ver/ rich polish is obtained by the process used and although this work Is slow It will be completed by the time Postmaster Etter Is ready to move. Orders have been given for the connecting of the boilers In order that everything may be ready when Captain Et ter takes charge of the building. Ilemile Me > era I.nlil to Itent. Funeral serviced over the remains of Bes sie , daughter of Mr. and Mrs , Howard Meyers , were held at the family residence , Twenty-third and I streets , yesterday after noon. Rev. Irving P , Johnson , rector of St. Martin's Episcopal church , officiating. The ipaclous home was filled to overflowing with friends Of the deceased and the parent * nnd many remained upon the lawn during the entlro services. A choir , composed of Miss Jean Boyd Mullen , Mrs. F. A. Cresscy , Fred Green and Hev. Mr. Moore , sang a number of anthems , the last at the grave. In his sermon Rev. Mr. Johnson spoke especially of the lovable nnd Christian qualities of the deceased. Nearly ono entire room was occu pied with the elaborate floral offerings sent by sorrowing friends. The Homo Circle chib , of which Mr. and Mrs. Meyers are members , sent a beautiful Gates Ajar , while the > oung friends of Miss Bessie expressed their sorrow with a broken wheel , The Ideal club sent a Gates Ajar and pillow and the 'Masonic lodge a handsome cross , Mr. Meyers' cmplojcs contributed a Gates Ajar and the children of the Baptist Sunday school a similar design. A wreath was the contribution of the Modern Wood man lodge , while from the High school pupils came a heart , cross and anchor. The King's Daughters sent nn Immense bouquet of red and white roses and the guild of St. Martin's church a cross. Many other floral offerings were also received , among the number being a design from Mrs. Levering of Minneapolis nnd also one from Charles Zelglcr of Kansas City. City.At At the completion of the services the re mains were lowered Into a grave at Laurel Hill cemetery , which had been completely lined with flowers by loving friends. The pallbearers -were Charles and Verne Mann , Fred and Earl Brown , Samuel McDonald and Fred Tov.1. Twcntj-Sccoiul Street. There wns a special meeting of the city council Monday night for the purpose of passing the ordinance authorizing the grad ing of Twenty-second street from 0 to Q. Thin ordinance 'was ' 'brought up at the first regular meeting In the month and was pushed along as rapidly as prsslblc. N'o.v that this ordinance Is passed bids will be advertised for , which will take ten dajs , and then the work will commence. The contract for grading Twenty-third street was let to Dan .Hanncn some time ago , but work on this etreet has been delajed on account of the residents on Twenty-second street being desirous of securing the dirt to be taken from Twenty-third street. It Is estimated that it > wlll t.iko 25,000 cubic yards of dirt to fill Twenty-second street and moro than this amount will ho taken from Twenty-third street. Owing to the short haul both streets can bo graded at a very low rate. Notice to Snhficrlhcrn. Since the close of the Popular Girl Vaca tion contest many prepaid subscription or ders have been received at the South Omaha office of The Bee , with the name only be ing given , the street and number having been omitted. These errors no doubt oc curred In the rush of - sending- the or ders on the last day of the cctitcst. If any such subscribers are not receiving the paper and will send their .full name and address to the , circulation department of The Bee at South Omaha the errors will bo recti fied at once. Harbor * ' Union Growing. The Journeyman Barbers' unioa which was recently organized here Is growing rapidly and now 'boosts ' of a membership of thirty- five , with twenty-eight union shops In the city. At the last meeting of the union , which was held on Monday night , flvo cards were Issued. Nearly every barber shop In the city Is now In the union. The officers of the union are : W. S. Babcock , presi dent ; C. C. Gooden , secretary ; U. S. Towns , treasurer. Uenl Entntc Dcnl. Thomas J. O'Nell , the -well known real estate dealer , closed an important transai-- tlon yesterday by the purchase of ten lots on the east side of Twenty-fourth street be tween A and O , from Joseph Porter. Sev eral different South ' .Omaha parties now become the owners of' the property nnd it Is reported that a''ijWni er of nice resi dences will soon be erected. The total cost of tbo lots Tvas $15,000. Mnglc City Gonnln. Robert Parks Is in St. Joseph , Mo. Ed Brennan has gone to Tekamah to look after business matters. John Zdeb is erecting a dwelling at Twenty-eighth and I streets. Mike Murphy , Cudahy's hog buyer , re turned from Chicago yesterday. Boys wanted , at The Bee office. South Omaha , to carry newspaper routes. Charfes Stagner has taken out a permit for a cottage at Nineteenth and Z streets. Charles Marsh has returned from Iowa , where he visited friends for a few days. Wllf Ward of the fire department Is back from Chicago , where ho spent his vaca tion. tion.The The funeral of Anna , daughter of Frank Havlicpk , Twentieth and W streets , was held yesterday The Young People's Christian union meetIng - Ing at the Christian church last night was well' attended. Mrs. Bessie Pennabaker has returned to her home at Grand Island after a visit with Mr. nnd Mrs. L D. Proper. Clover Leaf camp of the Royal Neigh bors will give an ice cream social nt Wood man hall Friday evening. The Drovers' Journal-Stockman secured a pjrmlt ycfitprday for a $5,000 office building , to be erected at the stock yards. The Nebraska Telephone company has se cured a large number of orders here for the new long distance transmitter and metallic circuit telephones. Cornelius T. McCaullffe died at the South Omaha hospital yesterday and the remains were forwarded last night to Smartvlllo , Neb , for Interment. Tbo firemen at No. 1 house on Twenty- fourth street spend the evenings throwing quoits and Mike Sexton has an idea ho can make a ringer every time. City Treasurer Broadwell yesterday Is sued a call for warrants on the funds noted below up to and Including the registered number given after the fund : Police , 283 ; fire and water , 217 ; public light , 80 ; interest , 41 : street repair , 154 ; salary , 405 ; engineer , 255 ; judgment. 58 ; water , 24f The amount to be redeemed on this call is $22,100. In terest on these warrants will cease on July 14. Another DUtlllery AhNorhed. PITTSBURG , Pa. , July 11. The ncvv whisky combine known as the Distilling Company of America has bought the Gibson distillery , one of the largest and most Im portant In the Monogahela district. The price paid is said to be about $2,000,000. The Gibson distillery is located at Gibson- ton , Pa. , and Is operated by Joseph Slnnott of Philadelphia under the firm name of Moor & Slnnott. General Electric IMilileml. BOSTON. July 11 , The directors of the General Electric company today declared a semi-annual dividend of $3 50 a share on the preferred stock , payable July 31 to stock holders on record July 15. ASSYRIAN LAD LOST AT SEA Missing Passenger Oonld Not Bo Found When Ship Was Abandoned , TOPMAST OF PORTIA ALL THAT IS VISIBLE PnmicnKern nntl Crew Tnkc to the llontK irlth .Much DllllciiU } , OvtlnK to the llciity Smell Sur- tlom I.one Htcr > tliltift. HALIFAX , N. S. , July 11. The steamer Portia , which struck on Blc Fish ehoal fif teen miles out of Halifax last night , filled and sank during the night. Reports received this moraine from Sara- bro Island , where the passenccrs uud crmv were landed , Indicate the only \lcllm of the wreck was a 12carold Assjrlan lad known by the name of Uasha , who was traveling second-class from Now York to St. John's , N. B. . where his mother lives. The others on board the steamer , including sevcn'y passengers and a crow of thirty-four officers and men , who were landed safely nt Sambro Island , wcie cared for there during the night nnd will bo brought hero todav. The accident , which happened at about 7 o'clock p. m. , and which Is believed to ha\o been duo to a dense fog which prevailed at the time , prouabfy > , nrfs the career of the Portia , which was an Iron vessel of 732 tons , fifteen years old. Thttallty In which It struck is very dangerous and o\en before It went down It was appnunt that 11 was badly damaged. It Is considered probable , howe\cr , that attempts will bo made to reach parts of the cargo nnd the baggage of pas sengers. The accounts of the wreck which reached hero last evening Indicated that the pas sengers and crew escaped from the ship with comparative case , but later reports show that the work was not accomplished without considerable difficulty. The steamer had mounted the rocks with a shock that was felt In every part of Its hull and all on board knew Instantly what had happened. The next moment the heavy southwest swell lifted the steamer and forced It forward. A hurried Inspection showed Captain Farrcll that hla ship had been broken nnd was filling and also that it was In danger uf being forced across the shoal and thrown Into deep water bejond. Search for MHIIK I.ml. He ordered the boats to bo made ready at onco. Th s was done and the passengers , Including about thirty women , filled them without confusion , although the dangerous swell added peril to the proceeding. As the passengers took their places It was dis covered that the Assyrian lad was missing. A hasty search of the vessel was made , but I the boy could not be found. When last seen he was seasick and It Is thought he had crawled Into some obscure corner to He down and thus escaped observation when the searchers tried to fiud him. The shipwrecked men and women all were landed on Sambro Island , which was hardly two miles from the place where the steamer lay. They were cared for there during the night , although the accommodations were meager. The Inhabitants of the Island gave up their homes and their provisions , which were scanty. The steamers A. C. Whitney and L. Boyer were dispatched from here as soon as possible after the news of the accident reached here , bearing food for those at Sambro. The arrival of the steamers early today brought great relief to the ship wrecked men and women , as well as to those who live on the Island. At daybreak those who had come from the Portia were taken on board the two steamers from Halifax and they reached hero this afternoon. None of the passengers saved their baggage and a number reported that their money and Jewels had been lost. Captain Farrell , who left the Portia last night to look after the safe landing of his passengers , returned to the scene a few hours later on a Sambro steamer. It was found that the Portia bad been carried en tirely over the shoal and sunk In nine or ten fathoms of water , a short distance on the other side , onfy the topmasts being visible above the surface. TO INVESTIGATE GALLINGER Vlolntlonn of the Cl-vll Service Lnwn AKnliiMt the XCTV Ilnniimlilrc Scnntor. CONCORD , N. H. , July 11. Representa * tlves of the United States Civil Service bureau began a sitting hero today for the purpose of investigating charges preferred against Senator Jacob H. Galllngor of Con cord by Former Republican Governor Charles A. Busiel , alleging violations of the civil service laws during the last campaign In this state. The specific charge is that Senator Galllnger , as chairman of the re publican state committee , distributed circu lars appealing to republican officeholders for contributions to the campaign fund. Civil Service Commissioners J , B. Harlow nnd Mark S. Brewer , who arrived here from Washington last night , are In charge of the investigation. Senator William E. Chandler was among those present as a party Interested , though whether as a prosecutor cuter or a defendant Is somewhat uncertain in view of tbo charges and counter charges made. The only witnesses at hand when the ses sion opened were Postmaster Knox of Man chester , National Bank Examiner Carroll of Warner and T. F. Clifford , who was assist ant secretary of -republican state com mittee during the campaign. This investigation is held to allow the commissioners to examine the evidence and to decide if it wants the further prosecution of tbo case. If they decide that it does the United States authorities of the Department of Justice will bo called in. FOLLOW CHICAGO PRECEDENT IlullitKN on Annrcliliit Cane Helled Upon to Convict the IVnrd- iicr Illntera. CHICAGO , July 11. A special to the Record from Wallace. Idaho , says : In the Paul Corcoran murder trial the Spies case In Chicago was referred to for a precedent. The state , It Is said , proposes to prove a conspiracy to commit crimes of the character of that committed at Wardner on April 29 and the law laid down in the Chicago an archist case will be very largely relied on. The reference to the Spies case was when Acting County Attorney Forney in his open ing statement told the Jury the state would "THE ACADEMIE DE ME'DECINE OF FRANCE HAS PLACED ( "THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS. " ) At the Head of All the Waters Examined for Purity and Freedom from Disease Germs. " prove thnt the Western Federation of Labor advised such a general program as thnt cnrrlcd out on April 29 The dofcnso objected. Mr. Forney Mid his proof was In documents found In the miners' union safe and captured at Burke. In the Spies cnfio , ho said , Hcrr Moat's book wns ad mitted because It was found among the cap tured archives. The point raised was tem porarily waived. INDIANS OBJECT TO SCHOOL ShoKhoitrn Mnko Tour Attempt * to llurii ( ho IluttilliiK on llcurrtntlnii. ELKO. Nov. , July 11 Advices from White Rock , Shoshouo Indian reservation , say there are projects of disturbances on that reservation in connection with the In dian school and that the fourth attempt to burn the school building has been made. A telcEram has been sent to the commis sioner of Indian affairs apprising him of the situation. FORECAST OF THE WEATHER Tltrrnteitliiff Condition * for AVe lnp - ln > nnil Tlinrmlnr I" iNehrimUa lth Vnrliihle Wlniln. WASHINGTON , July 11 Forecast for Wednesday nnd Thursday Tor Nebraska , South Dakota and Kansas- Threatening Wednesday anil Thursday ; vari able winds. For Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday , threatening Thursday ; variable v\lwl . Tor Missouri Partly cloudy Wednesday and Thursday , variable winds. Tor Wvomlng Threatening nnd warmer Wednesday ; threatening Thursday ; variable wluds ] , in-ill Hreonl. oFFicn or Tim wnATiinn BUUUAU. OMAHA , July 11. Omaha record of tem perature nnd precipitation compared vvlta the corresponding day of the last thrco years : 1S37. 1S9S. Maximum temperature D2 79 US SS Minimum temperature ( ,7 fit 60 f. Average temperature. . . . SO 72 74 7 Precipitation .00 .00 .00 .00 Record of tempcr.ituro and precipitation at Omaha for this day and since March 1 , 1S9D : Normal for the day "S Excess for the day ' - Accumulated deficiency since March 1. 270 Xormal rainfall for the day ir , inch Deficiency for the dav 1C Inch Total rainfall since March 1 12.91 Inches Deficiency since March 1 3.Ct Inches r\ce : ° a for cor. period , 1S9S . 42 Inch Deficiency for cor. period , 1S97 . . .4.60Inches HfjmrlN from Mntlonn nt S i > . in. T Indicates tiace of precipitation. LUCIUS A. WELSH , Local Forecast Official. Shave with CUTICURA SHAVING SOAP , and be fore cleansing the face gently rub a bit of CUTI CURA ( ointment ) over the shaven part. Wash all off with CUTICURA TOILET SOAP and hot water. This simple and inex pensive treatment will make shaving a pleasure and prove a great com fort to those with tender , easily irritated skins. Bold throughout the world. Price , CUTICUIU BIIAVINO BOAP , 16c. ; CuTicun * TOILET HOAI- , . ointment ) , Mo. I'oTTfciiDmm 25c. ; CUTICLHA ( AND CIIEM. COUP , , Solo 1'roni , lloiton. "All AhMitilio Bkin. Bcalu. and IJalr. " free. The Extra Special Prices We Are Now Making on Sam ple Furniture Pieces , Attracts the Attention of the Most Careful Buyer , Who is Anxious for the Op portunity to Buy High Grade Furniture at Prices No Higher Than He Is Asked for the Me dium Grades. Space is Too Small to Tell of One Tenth the Bargains Offered by Us During This Sale. We Quote Below But a Few of the Many Money Sav ing Offers. FREE TO THE LADIES. A Handsome Gilt Edge Lea ther Back .Shopping List to All the Ladies Who Visit Our Furniture Dept. $48.00 Solid Mahogany Round Top Dining Table choice design sale price $33.00. $85.00 Solid Mahogany Colonial Sideboard a reproduction of the ccnulno colonial piece anio price $67.00. $69 00 Flemish Dlnlne Room Cabinet- extra choice niece flalo price $48 00. $33.00 Flemish Dining Table sale prlco $24.00. $97.00 Solid Mahogany 12-ft. Dining Table round top pedestal center extra choice sale price $69.50. $35.00 Birch Frame Choral Mirror sale prlco $23.75. $1C 60 Iron Bed patent rail attachment sale prlco $11.75. $37.50 All Brass Bed canopy top sale price $17.50. $40 00 Birds' Dye JIoplo Dresser ealo prlco $2900. $33.00 Birds' Eye Maple Dreiser sale price $2300. $11.50 Bird's Eye Maple Bed sale prlco $7.00. $90.00 3-plcco Blue Enamel , Hand Deco rated Bed Suit dresser , dining table and cheval glass sale , prlco $59 00. $67.00 Davenport Sofa sale prlco $51.00. $41.00 Davenport Sofa sale price $29.00. $30 00 Davenport Sofa sale price $21.50. $28.00 Davenport Sofa ealo price $17.50. $12 00 Oak Easy Chair upholstered seat and back sale prlco $8.40. $18.50 Enamel Commode delft decorations sale price $11.50. $18.00 Enamel Chiffonier decorated sale prlco $12.40. $38.00 Mahogany Book Cane sale prlco $29.00. $47.00 Oak Library Table sale price $36.60. 50 PER CENT OFF ON BASKETS. 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