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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: AUGUST 31, 1913.
4 A TURK'S CAPITALIN WARTIME Constantinople as It Looked at Close of Balkan. War. AHMED CAMPS ON DARDANELLES Hardships of Thrnelan Moslems OvershndoiTed by Party Strife Which Honeycomb the Ottomnn Empire. Rabbi M. J. Merritt of Evansvllle. Ind., tn another loUcr to his parents In Omaha, describes his travels In Turkey, particularly Constantinople, and the con dition wrought by war with the Bal kan state. Tho time was early June, two weeks after tho signing of tho peace treaty at London, too early for the traveler to note tho subsequent war of the allls over the division of tho ipolls and tho reocoupallon of Thraco and ddrUnople by the Turk. The letter follows: Centuries of use have so firmly estab lished tho expression, "Turkey In Eu rope," that it will take tho world some lime to adjust Itself to the new geo graphical arrangement of the year 1911 If It wishes to be oxact tn tho future, tho world will speak of "Turkey tn Constanti nople" For of tho vast empire that only a few months ago stretched from tho Adriatic to tho nosphorus, today all that remains to the Turk Is tho capi tal of th DysanUme emperors and a slender strip of land that merely con itltutes a petty province and Is a ncsll rlble quantity. Constantinople today Is Turkey In Europe. I came Into It a fortnight after a formal conclusion of a war that had carried tho fighting to its very doors with a hostile fleet In lta waterways and a victorious army hammering at its lines along Its European front And yet eup erflolallr. I doubt whether any capital in the world has shown such an out wardly tranquil and unperturbed charac ter in so critical a time. One of the most out-of-the-way corners pf tli native quarter of Stamboul one never experiences even a surly look, al though to read American newspapers one might believe that a massacre of foreign trs was momentarily Imminent and bo It has been throughout the long months of the war. While to view the orderly crowds that flow all day long through the handsome thoroughfares of Ituo do Pera in tho European section makes one tlmoat disbelieve that war has caused an Vnxlous moment here. Defense of the Dnrdnnclles. And yet there are evidences enough of the conclusion of a disastrous war that forced the Turks into the lost ditch and haa produced problems as grave aa ever faced a nation. Aa I came up the Dar danelles past tho long stretch of tho Galllpoli peninsula I realized tho des perate straits to which the crushing de feats In Thraco had reduced Turkey. Prom tho entrance to the Dardanelles to within a few miles of Constantinople tho peninsula of Galllpoli was one great ex tended encampment and from the boat deck with my glasses I could see thou tands of tents arrayed la lonff regular itrcets along tho green slopes and on the top of tho hills, and hero and there batteries of artillery, entrenchments and earthwork helped to explain the san guinary character of the fighting the allies encountered when they resumed the war with tho campaign In the pen insula Of Galllpoli, In Constantinople Itself officers and soldiers In ftetd uni form fill the streets, while drlrllns goes forward in every public place and open i pot. But the moot pathotlo evidences of war are the mosques filled with the wretched and destitute refugees who have fled from the district devastated by the Thracfan campaign. A number of the finest and largest moiques In Con stantinople hiwo been turned into "llachtasyl" for the unfortunates until Jie government can decide what is to je done for them. 1 visited the Ahmed mosque, a giorl jus and noble mass with a courtyard capable of holding a small army and a floor space Of vat extent, above which the arches sonr on pillars seventy feet In circumference, with wells and pillars and arches covered with rare Tension tiling In exquisite, designs. The court yard today looks Ilka the camping ground of a defeated army. The house hojd effects of the refugees are scat tered in Indescribable confusion, tittle groups worn scattered about charcoal fires and women, were cooking, nursing their babies and washing their clothes. Men were lolling about or lay stretched but on tho siono flagging, while children ran and chattered about the new play ground unconcerned by the fact that they were homeless. Within tho mosque popes had been hung from the pillars and piers to convenient pegs on ths walls, and on these ropes hung rugs, blankets and wearing apparel stretched to divide the vast auditorium Into squares! each of these little squares affording a family l resting place for the night Strife of l'nrty 1'nctlons. Turkey is making an effort to find homes for theso poor Unfortunates in Asia Minor, but in the midst of dlsor ranlsaUon and "confusion worse con found the has as yet been able to do UtUo more than keep these refugees from starvation. Add to this the indus trial Ufa disorganised by the withdrawal it the youth of Turkey Into the camps, because brought almost to a standstill by the uncertainty of the Immediate fu .ure and the shipping reduced to a mint mum by the Increased dangers of tho blockade and mined harbors, and you will understand the complex of troubles hat face the Turks tn Constantinople. But tWs is far from being th worst sf Turkey's troubles. Disorganisation and business stagnation are usually the ooit.on of the defeated. Both can be ind have been overcome by beaten ra ..on in the past. It is ths party strife ibat Is going on now within thu tanks it the Turks themselves that constitutes 'he gravest danger of the future. The young Turks, the members of the com mltteti of union and progress, and the framer of ths constitution, are again in 'he saddle. And since the "coup" of Bnvcrs Bey and the killing ot Naslra Pasha, which brought them again into nc-wer, they have been principally en. hayed, not in the patriotic effort to unite all parties for reconstruction work, but n the business ot running down their rncralcs and imprisoning and banishing tho strong men amor their opponents. In many respects theso constitutional ists have been a bitter disappointment Mid the constitution itself has been more t less of a disappointment largely be cause the great mats of ths people do tot know what a constitution is and do "Ot know what to do with it They have V vagua notion that it is a magio instru ment that will Instantly do away with U work, service and authority, ana usher in the reign of compWts ease and toci&l equality. Jlorel Ideas of Constitution, . memoer of ths British smbassy in fects that followed ths promulgation ot the constitution. There had been in the employ of the embassy a Turk by the name of Simon, a kind ot porter and man ot all work, an exceptionally good worker and all that could be expected in dlsolpllune and respect for his sup. riors. A few days after the constitu tion this member of the embassy tad occasion to give him some trifling order and to his surprise Simon gave him a sullen answer. "Simon, are you speaking to mi7" asked the Britisher, sharply. "Teg," sold Simon. "What's tho matter? You have always had respect for authority and obeyed or ders. Are yotf drunk this morning?" questioned the Britisher. "No," said Simon, "the constitution! All work is soon finished! No mire bosses; no more workmenl" Tho Englishman proceeded to use the most telling of all arguments to disabuse Simon's mind of his false notions of the constitution. lie foil upon him, gavo him a sound beating and threw him out of tho embassy and now poor Simon has lost his faith In tho constitution. A woman in one ot the chief cities ot Syria told me that the day aftor 'he promulgation ot the constitution the country peoplo flocked to town and the peasant amused themselves by smash'nR tho eggs in tho market place and scat tering the contents of the bazars in the street. And when mildly expostulated with and asked tho reason for their destructive mania thoy blissfully nn answered, "The constitution!" In other words, what was the use of a constitu tion that barred them from smashing other people's property? And when th police finally took a hand they cumo to the conclusion that the constitution was a fraud. It must be plain that there could hi no great patrlotlo devotion among the masses of ths people with so slight an undsrstandlng of what constitutional government Is. But they could appreci ate and understand concrete examplis ot patriotism if they were shown, but the Young Turks have failed. The taste of power has been too much for them. They have shown the smallest capacity for government although it Is true that this perfldlty ot the Christian powers has hampered them from ths outset For alt Turks in the east know that from the first ths powers did not want tho new Turkish experiment to succeed. Incapacity of Yonns; Turks. But aside from this tho young Turks have been guilty ot every sort of inca pacity, and most reprehensible ot all Is the relentless vigor and merciless se verity with which they pursue their po Illicit! enemies. I believe, and so do others in Constantinople, competent to judge, that the young Turks might havo doflocted the energy chat is now ex pressing Itself in plots and conspiracies against thoir continued denomination. into channels that would hivs been ot tremendous importance to distracted Turkey. It Is a question whether that Can bt done now. The power ot the young Turks is most precarious. It may oe broken at any moment uml It will. In deed, much surprise mo If the young Turks have not disappeared from the seats ot authority before this letter roaches you. Tho last, conspiracy tl at bidden the publishing of any picture rf the hanging. The photographer had, however, saved me a print With what vigor and relentlessness the young Turks had pursued the assassins and brought them to justice may be fath ered front the fact that one ot the vie t'tni was no less ft personngo than the brothcr-In-law of Sultan Damad Pasha, who was shown to have contributed the funds for the payment of the real slay ers ot Shefket Ons can Imagine the struggle that young Turks had to vrlng from the sultan his consent to the death ot a mtinber of his famlrV. The flaltnn nt Prayer. And yet I could understand their jie'd- Ing better when I saw the sultan at the Friday Selamlik at the Hamldlch mosque. It Is the custom for the Turkish sultans to go publicly to pray on Friday at noon In this particular mosque, and this pub lic visit is always made the occasion of a great military display. Tho Hamldlch mosque Is. faced by a spacious courtyard fenced In with a high ratling and en tered through a lofty wrought Iron gate About noon I made my way through a crowd of natives, presented my permit at the gate and was assigned a' place about sixty yards from the entrance of the mosque. Heavy masses of soldiery had already taken thetr places on every side outside tho railing. A squadron of magnificent cavalry massed Itself along the southern length. A special guard marched Into tho parade ground, a gorgeously uni formed band followed, a row of distin guished officers tpok their position in line, the saluting shout of the soldiery proclaimed the arrival of tho central fig ure, around the corner of tho morque appeared on open barouche drawn by two of the most magnificent lionus In the world and tho vehicle drew up be fore tho steps of tho little kiosk beside the main entrance of the mosque. A squat, heavy, round-shouldered man tn full uniform and red fez, with kindly, good-natured face and close cropped white head got out and heavily and awk wardly climbed the stairs ot tho kiosk and disappeared through the door. I don't know when I have seen a more Im pressive and unaggressive figure ot a monarch. If ever there was a man whose bearing and carriage engages sympathy 1 should say It was the present sultan of Turkey. And one can understand this sultan yielding to whatever group ot Ad visers the political exigencies of the mo ment surround him with. Ills has been a most glorious sultanatl, and ho may yet live ,to bo the last of the long line of Independent sultans. For there Is strong doubt that Turkey ran so far rehabilitate Itself from tho dls aster of tho last year to hold for any time a place among the indopendont tlons. And yet I was surprised to find how much genuine sympathy tho for elgners in Turkey feel for it and to hear their expressions of high regard for the personal virtues of tho Turk. Characteristics of the Tar It. Ono dt the professors ot Robert's col lege told me frankly that in the ordl nary work-day virtues. In personal hon csty and Integrity, tho Turk Is Infinitely superior to tho Austrian, Greek, Armenian and Bulgarian elements of the empire. Another man with years of experience said to me, "These are appreciations of tho personal virtues of the Turk." Un ECHOES OF THE ANTE-ROOM g Odd Fellowg to Have Big Meeting at Minneapolis. involved the assasslnalon of Bherket fortunately ho seems unabte to bring Pantia almost succeeded and the rigid inquisition that followed showed a con spiracy so widespread with clues that led Into such high places that the occu slon called for such summitry action that would paralyse the opposition. A I'Mtillo ISxeoution. I was present in the groat crowd gath ered in the Eskl Berts, tho square- ot the War department when twelve nun judged guilty of lucvlnx shared in the murder of Shefket Pasha, were swung into eternity. The day that I arrived n Constantinople I was told that early the following morning there would be a pub lic execution and I made up my mind to be present The execution was scheduled for the morning, and at 3 o'clock, whllo it -vas sUll Ditch dark I crossed th. Oniata bridge to the native city of BUmboul. those virtues to bear upon national needs and problems, The truth ot the matter Is that ths Turk has no genius for gov ernment and no constructive talent For centuries ho has been content to be BOldler and everything else that touched the life or welfaro of the nation he left to the others. Now that he haa been woefully dls credited aa a soldier, he has nothing to fall back on. But even though he has been terribly beaten tn the Balkans, the Turk Is smiling u sardonic smile today. lie knows the Christian nations will now learn the truth about' the Mogul people, for whom in the past they wore so mightily stirred to sympathy. Already the Bulgarians have outdone the Turks in atrocities. I would like to repeat some of ths stories I read tn Constantinople, but it Is sufficient to say that the Turk WOODMEN WILL GO TO BLAIR Lance AinrrearaUon Is Planning to Attend the Festivities that Will j He Held There Septem ber Thirteenth. The sovereign grand lodgo of the In- 1 dependent Order of Odd Fellows will meet in Minneapolis during the week be ginning September 14. A number of Ne braska Odd Fellows will attend the ses sion and Omaha haa been designated as the gathering place for those who wish to leave on tho evening train of Sunday, September 13. According to reports from Minneapolis this will be one of the best sessions of the sovereign grand lodge ever held. There will be an unusually j large attendance and the amusement fea tures will bo the best over furnished for the visitors. There are a large number of valuable prizes offered for the win ners In degreo work contests and degree teams will bo present from all parts of the United States and Canada, Omaha lodgo No. 2 will have work in the Initiatory degreo next Friday eve ning. F. It Wirt of Marcus, la., died at the Clarkson hospital from brain trouble last Thursday morning. Beacon lodge No. SO will have a class of seven candidates for the Initiatory de greo next Tuesday evening! Robert Llndbtry, formerly secretary of Beacon lodge No. 20 and -now located in Chicago, was an Omaha visitor last week. Dannebrog lodge No. 216 will have de gree work next Friday ovenlng. The Omaha lodges last week elected representatives to the grand lodge ses sion, which will be held in Lincoln the third week in October. Ruth Rebekah lodge No. 1 will cele brate the sixty-second anniversary of the Institution of the Rebekah degree on the evening of Saturday, September 20. with a program of speaking and muslo at Odd Fellows' hall. C. A. Baumgardner reports having vis ited Odd Fellows lodges in six different states during August Ivy Rebekah lodge No. 33 gave a suc cessful musical entertainment and danco last Thursday evening. Woodmen of the World. Schiller camp No. SOi and Carnation grovtt will entertain Labor day at the German Home. A. IL Burnett, general attorney for the Woodmen of tho World, Is chairman ot the law committee; John T. Yates, sov ereign clerk, vice president, and W. A. Fraser, sovereign adviser, Is a member of the executive committee of the fra ternal congress of America, recently or ganized at Chicago. The clerks of camps in the Omahas and Benson met at City Manager John Ken nedy's office to arrange to participate in the big plcnlo to be held at Blair, Neb., Saturday, September 13. Officers and committees were elected to handle the affair. John Kennedy of camp No. 211 Is chairman and Earl P Stiles of camp No. 16 is secretary. A special train will leave the Webster street dopot at 8:30 a, m. Colonel C I Mather will arrange to have a number of degree teams and his famous Benson camp brass band. Governor Morehead and Hon. J, C. Root, sovereign commander, will be the speak' era. Omaha Seymour carnp No. It enter tained last Tuesday evening. Sovereign McDonald presented a ventriloquist turn that was a delight Many other Europeans from the Pera may honorably tranBfcr hB tUlo of "Un Quarter n era uuunu u ...u vv.- tlon. and evidently had crawloi as re luctantly as I out of comfortable bed a A great crowd had already gathered In the large open square thaA facei the War department and tn the darkness tho new speakable" to his Bulgarian conquerors. Turkey Is truly In a sad plight Those who have lived In Turkey for years feel that they are watching the death throes of the "sick man" and maintain that bem. of twelve ga pUced cu.so to- another decade at most wlll brtng.the getTer and arrange In a seml-clccle. lowt "Illness" to ,a clo8e. eriwtath. day when the powers will divide their heritage and blot out the star and cresent from the ruling bodies ot the earth. Last Rites Held for Mrs, Nettie Gates The funeral ot Mrs. Nettle Collins stood out with striking vividness. Ihey were built as I have never thought gal tows were built three beams put to. s-elher in the form of a regular pyra mid. At 'the apex ot the pyramid was an Iron pulley and through the wheel a rope was run between the beams. A Wlerd Scene. The weird gray of the first light was in th aVv when the iron nates of the Eskl Berla opened and the condemned Gates, who died August 5 in Paris, was .n w brouEht out and surrounded by held at Trinity cathedral at J o'clock. Thv warn nil nhyslcailv ble with iiisnop ueecntr oi iicarney ana tnn built in the large mould ot the typt- Dean J. A. Tancock officiating. Inter ml Turk, and their height was opconlu- ment was In Prospect Hill cemetery, ated by the long white doath robes that where the bodies of Mrs. dates' parents, like a night robe completely covered tnsm nusoana ana uncio resu from neck to shoe-tops. The funeral was conducted cy the All wore largo placards pinned either Daughters of 1SU, the Nebraska chapter to tho breast or back, carrying In large of which Mrs. Gates was the organiser, Turkish letters the name ot the bearer, and a large blanket ot asters In which the crime for which ho had been judgtd, I a silk flag was woven was laid over ths una the sentence that had been pass.!, coffin A group ot ragged gypsies came forwu.t I Tho body of Mrs. Dates arrived in learned afterward that no Turk will Omaha Friday evening in charge of her perform the hangman's task and that tor cousin, John W. Collins, and Mr. and centuries the gypsies ot Constantinople Mrs. Arthur Wakcley, The body arrived have done this gruesome work. Evl- In Now York Wednesday on the Imper- dently. the work ot generations has made ator. the steamship on which she "had for perfection, tor If the word perfection I engaged passage as a passenger for her mlsht be applted to such a ghastly Pro-1 return trip, accompanied by Edward fesaton, their work was perfect Surely lOroh of New Rochelle, N, Y. some extraordinary trick nas been de- Mrs. Oates was a devoted member of velcped and handed down. With swift the Trinity cathedral congregation and deft fingers they made their prepira- a beautiful painting which hangs upon tlons. the walla ot the church in memory cf Stools about two feet in height were I her father was a gift from her. placed beneath tho ropes, there were rot Mrs. Gates was ill but a few days an platforms or traps. The eyis ot the condemned were not bandaged nor were their hands bound. One by oio they were brought forward, placed upon the stools, the nooses were adjustiM, the stools were klokod from udder the feet. and the marvel was that flds extraordl- -, ."w,aAt' nary drop of two feet that brougat the toes ot the victims within touching dis tance ot the ground was all that vas needed. In every caie death was instan taneous. There was not even a convul sive movement of the shoulders nor the twitching ot the loosened hands. After lltteen minutes the gypsies drew the bodies up from the puUles so that they swung a couple of feet from vho ground, and so they hung or six lours in the publlo square, the white clad bodies queerly and horribly ilmp r-nd the heads with open stary eyes locked ft a ehastly angle. I took a picture of the gruesome nt.ee tacle, but when I wont to my fhoto grapher a couple of days later to get my negative, I was told that the police had carefully gone through every native pho tos rami o esiaonsnment ana confiscated I ritnt jtnv.nuinr n ."nf me oc ins ci-jwe xiims, tno governments naving for- J nig Returns. did not realize that she was stricken by a severe attack of pneumonia. She did not call a doctor until the hotel author! ties became alarmed. The pallbearers were! Robert Patrick, Ha! Yates, w. Farnam smith. Warrsn Swltzler. W. T. Robinson. tiiocKton Jiem ana ian uannett wero ushers. BOTH DRIVER AND RIDER ARE BLAMED IN PHELAN ACCIDENT A coroner s jury. Inquiring Into the death from accident ot Patrick Pheian, who, while riding a wheel, was hurt In collision with an automobile at Four teenth and Jackson streets, returned verdict ot "equal carelessness of rider and driver." Young Pheian will be burled Monday morning with services at the home. vm Military avenue, at 8 o'clock and from St Cecelia's church at 0 o'clock. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Storo Closes at 12 O'clock Noon Labor Day. Open Till 9 P. M. Saturday Nights Hereafter. SCHMOLLER & MUELLER'S FORCED PIANO SALE OF BRAND NEW PIANOS WILL BE CONTINUED FOR ONE WEEK LONGER. THE BARGAINS ADVERTISED HAVE BROUGHT US TREMENDOUS BUSINESS THE PAST WEEK, BUT MANY BARGAINS STILL REMAIN. If you over expect to buy an instrument, this is your golden opportunity. Bomembor, our Twenty-five-Year Guarantee accompanies each sale. As a future inducement wo will make terms of no money down, thirty days' free trial, free stool, free scarf, free life insur ance, and payments as low as $1.00 per week. Read Carefully These Bargains and Note the Exceedingly Low Prices Quoted: Now. 9250 Coaovcr Bros. 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SCHMOLLER & MUELLER PIANO COMPANY 1 all I Dougles 1623. Knights and Ladles of Security. The annual election of officers of Har mony council No. ltso, Knights and Ladles of Security, will he held Friday evening at Magnolia hall. Twenty-fourth and Ames avenue. With three candidates already In the field tor president the contest promises to ha close and Inter est! tur. Fnrternal Union of America. The first dancing party of the season by Uondamln lodgo No. Ill will bo given Wednesday evening at ths new quarters, Odd fellows' hall, Fourteenth and Dodge streets. One ot the best orchestras in the city has been engaged and nothing has been spared to make this opening dance one of tho most erqoyable. TelJedSokolWm Come to Omaha, 1914 By substantial vote of tbe delegates to ths National Tel Jed Bokol, now In ses sion In Baltimore, Omaha was chosen as the next meeting place, according to advices received here. About tOQ delegates attend these meetings, which are fea tured by gymnastic and athletic events. rV team from tho "old country" tnvarl ably performs during the annual meet tug. The association will meet in Omaha in Hit, probably some time during the month ot August MAD DOG KEEPS PEOPLE FROM BUYING TICKETS Officials of competing lines deny that they placed a mad dog at the main en trance of the Union Paclflo ticket office. but tho animal was there for an hour or more yesterday. Aud while it re malned It prevented people from getting Inside the office to purchaso tickets for the early west-bound trains. For more than an hour the mad dog held the fort, snapping and biting at everything In reach and sight. Finally the brute was induced to take up its station at the Fourteenth street entrance, where from a vantage point behind a wire screen City Passengor and Ticket Agent Blendortf dashed a pall ot cold water over It. it then retreated into the areaway, where at the foot of tha stairs tbc dog was shot and killed by policeman. 1311-13 Farnam Street. WINTER IS COMING! EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW The Price of Hard Coal Delivered anywhere in Omaha, Dundee, Fairacres, Benson and South Omaha. Anthracite (Hard Goal). Tho kind you like Scranton, Lehigh and Schuylkill Grate (Largo-Egg) $10.50 Egg (Furnace Size) $10.75 Stove (Range Coal) $10.75 Nut (Base Burner Coal) $11.00 Nut No. 2 Size, to mix with either of the above $10.00 Let us have your first order now. YOU know when you want the coal WE will deliver it. We carry a full line of High Grade Soft Goals, at prices that are right. OUR LEADERS FOR ALL USES Virginia Leethe pride of Old Virginiahard, black and shiny, - $8.00 per Ton. 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Selection on Old Melodies Calvin Walts-Opera Nlntta Bennet La Paloma (Spanish Intermesso) by request Yradler Medley Collection Comic Operas. .Luders PART IIL March The Uride-Blect-. , Sous Medley-Porular Hits Waterson, Berlin, Snyder 'Sunbeams and Shadows' tA tone j poem) ... . . .... Keiscr I Grand Flnalo (National Sones) - uuk MAHY ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND Oinnna and South Omafaa Day at Lin coln Exposition Will Draw BI Crowds, AcordlnK to the Present Indications. O. T. Eastman has charge ot the dis tribution of grand stand tickets for the State fair races for the Omaha and South Omaha crowds that will attend the fair next Friday. He will also distribute the badges and the pennants. Mr. East man is organising sub-committees to assist him. By Thursday afternoon these tickets wilt be available at the Ak-Sar- Ben office, at 1717 Douglas street, and Secretary J. D. Weaver will keep tho office open until about 9 o'clock at night Thursday, it necessary, to accommodate all that will call for tickets, badges and pennants. Mayor Frank Zehrung of Lincoln and Secretary W. 8. Whltten of the Uncoln Commercial club have both written Secre tary Weaver of the Ak-Sar-Ben asking for more specitlo word as to the plans of the Omaha and South Omaha crowds. The automobile crowds are to assemble at the Lincoln hotel at 10 a. m. and will drive In a body from there to the fair Grounds and let the crowds off there. More than 1.000 have already returned cards to the publicity bureau declaring their Intention of making the trip on Omaha and South Omaha day, and the work ot gathering in ths cards is not yet well begun. Shoemaker Buried at Forest Lawn The funeral ot Judge W. 8. Shoemaker, war veteran and Judge, who died Wednes day morning in the Douglas County hos pital, was held at the undertaking rooms ot Heafey & Ueafey at 10 o'clock. Inter ment wSjS at Forest Lawn cemetery. The services wete conducted by the Grand Army of the Republic, of which Judge Shoemaker was a member. Cap tain Joseph Mallloon of the Grand Arm) of the Republic, and W. C. Shoemaker of Council Bluffs, a nephew, hsd charge ot the ceremonies. Ths services were very simple and only a few close friends attended. Key to the Situation Bee Advertising Velvet Shock Absorbing Springs An Exceptional Agency Opportunity The increase in demand and con' sequent increased production of Blackledge Velvet Shock Ab sorbing Springs make possible the expansion of selling territory. A comparatively small number of Velvet Distributors haa been appointed, but in spite of this this business has grown aston ishingly, because of the intrinsic merit of Velvet Springs. Wo are now ready to close em arrangement for representation in Omaha. To secure this territory you must convince us of your standing and ability to properly handle the proposition. 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