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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, JULY' 29, 1919.
BENNETT HELD, CHARGED WITH MURDER INTENT Wife or Wounded Man Agrees to Remain in Jail as State Witness Until Trial. Roy Bennett was charged yester day with shooting with intent to murder Charles Mendenhall after the man had been lured to the vicinity of the Droge elevator Friday night. Bennett was arraigned in police court and his bond fixed at $1,500, pending his hearing August 1. Mrs.' Agnes Mendenhall was brought from county jail with Ben nett, but although no charge has been filed against her she told As sistant County Attorney Northrup she would not object to remaining in jail as a witness. Bennett appeared to be confused, and offered no plea when the charge of shooting with intent to murder Mendenhall was read to him. Assistant County Attorney North rup says he has signed statements by Bennett and Mrs. Mendenhall in which both admit that they have been maintaining improper relations. Both the man and the woman have made numerous and conflicting statements concerning the shooting and the conditions that led to the alleged attempted murder, officials say. The assistant county attorney visited Mendenhall at the Edmund son hospital yesterday in the hope that Mendenhall could give some cine to the identity of the woman who called him on the telephone and made the appointment for him to meet his wife, and which Mrs. Men-, denhall tried to prevent, going to the home of Detective T. F. Callighan an hour before the shooting and urg ing Callnghan to take measures to protect Mendenhall. The plea that sent the man to the murder tryst was that Mrs. Menden- hall was going- to the home of her parents in Nebraska and it would be his last chance to see her. Menden hall was unable to give any descrip tion of the man who shot him, only declaring that two men rose up from the weeds near a telephone pole and one of them pressed the weapon against his breast and fired and both men ran away as he fell. In a sound amplfier invented by a California scientist the fall of a feather makes a noise like a wrest ler thrown upon a mat. Horlick's The Original Malted Milk For Infanta and Invalid OTHERS are IMITATIONS The Ideal Family Loaf. Patronize Your Neighborhood Grocer JAY BURNS BAKING CO. "PHOTO -PIAY OFFERING J FOR TODAY" mHE GREAT GAMBLE," the I most thrilling serial that as yet been produced, is going to appear at twelve of the theaters in this city. Rodger Morton, strug gled for years on a mine. He had a wife and two lovely babies, which made him put up with terrible hard ships,. Just as success was in sight his romance was shattered. His wife, with one of the children, bad gone away with a gentlemanly scoundrel. Just a short note of goodbye stunned Morton, when a miner came running in to tell Mor ton of a river tragedy. During the night the river steamer had caught on fire and Morton's wife and daughter, and the man who had broken up his home was also among the missing. The next picture is years after when we see Morton's progress. The two leading charac ters in this Pathe serial are Charles Hutchison and Anne Luther. Rialto "Stolen Orders," pre sented by A. H. Blank, is a thrill ing naval melodrama which grips you, when you can see how easily a whole nation can be given away by a woman, who has huge gamb ling debts, and who would do any thing to get them paid off rather than her admiral husband should find out. We have the great naval fleet going out to sea with the or ders and it is very impressive. We have a dirigible and a fight in the air and we have a rescue from the sea by an hydroplane. An excellent thrilling story, wonderful scenes; continuity of story good and good direction. Strand"Bill Apperson's Boy," is full of pathos, a story that any one could enjoy. It is full of inci dents, very touching, beautifully told and well directed. The sup port to Jack Pickford is excellent. A t Neighborhood Houses LOTHROP Twenty-fourth and Lothrop Anna Q. Nlelson In "Th. Way ot the Strong." and comedy. GRAND Sixteenth and Blnney. Henry B. Walthall In "False Faces." DIAMOND Twenty-fourth and Lake. Ruth Roland In "The Tiger' Trail." chapter 7; also u L, K. O. comedy and Path News. ArOLLO Twenty-ninth and Leaven worth. All-star special, "Don't Chang Tour Husband." This picture is made by A. H. Blank's company. Sun "Yvonne from Paris," with Mary Minter as the dazzling young dancer, it is a part very suitable for this little star. It is a fascinating story with heaps of chance for her to act with great emotion, which she does and charms her audience. The exteriors, location and interi ors are very well chosen, and the direction of the picture is good. Muse "The Social Secretary," with Norma Talmadge is the offer ing the first of the Talmadge week. Because of her beauty, she was molested by men every where she rnt. until she discuises "herself as house maid and takes a maid of all work in a wealthy lady's home. The make ups in the dual role are exceptionally good, the interior scenes are gorgeous and exteriors are well chosen; the direction is good. Hale Hamilton, the popular screen star, ovho has won a host of admirers asxa Broadway stage star, is being seen at the Empress in his latest comedy drama, "In His Brother's Place." He is not only the star of the production but is the author of the story. It is a story of twin brothers alike in feature and general appearance but as far as the poles asunder in personalities. Hundreds . of Omahans will use no ether science than CHIROPRACTIC Adjustment $1, or 12 for $10.00 DR. FRANK BURHORN (Palmer School Chiropractor) Suite 414-19 " Securities Bid., Corner 16th and Farnam St. Douf. 5347. Lady Attendant I 3 i i m i s i i m I 1 Extra Protection for f Important Records The creation and rriainten- i ance of records is the greatest - single expense in business-- . their protection is the highest business prudence. They cannot be replaced, and no in- ? demnity will restore them. Orderly arrangement and pro- teetion from fire and sneak. thieves are vital to the busi- ness man. jj For. Export Advice oa All Steel Office Equipment ' Phone Tyler 3000., , f ' Several flat top, used desks I will be cold this week at : I 838.00 and S45.00 f i Now is . the time to see about new linoleum while 1 the weather is warm. 1 Orchard & j i Wilhelm Co. ! " s wiaiitiitiiluliiinausiKiiiiitiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiituijiiiii Nebraska Man's Case Baffles Medical Science of the West Dale C. Lantz, a young Buffalo county farmer, formerly well known in athletic circles of the state and recently discharged from the army aviation service, is dying of an affliction which is baffling the medical science of the west. Though apparently in splendid physical condition, Mr. Lantz coughs up from a teanspoon to a cup of blood a day, and despite his well-muscled body and , cheerful spirits, physicians have declared his time to enjoy life and good health has been estimated. ' Specialists who have examined the patient con sider the man s condition one ot the wbnder of the day. He was a visitor in Omaha wes terday and consulted a well known specialist. He announced before leaving the city that he would act upon advice and instruct himself to the care of a Kearney physician who has just returned from over seas. Accident Caused by Auto On Wrong Side of Street J. W. Snyder, 4517 South Twenty second street, sustained a five-inch cut under his right ear yesterday afternoon in an auto accident at Thirteenth and Canton streets. Mrs. Snyder was driving an auto mobile south on Thirteenth street with Mr. Snyder as a passenger. An automobile, license No. 16932, driving north on the wrong side of the street, forced Mrs. Snyder to drive over the curb and strike a oost. Snyder was cut by glass from the broken windshield of his car. The driver of the other car pro ceeded, according to the police re port, without finding out whether anyone had been hurt or not. Snyder was attended at Central police station and taken home. Body of Dead Watchman Found in Denver Reservoir Denver, Colo., July 28. W. F. Kirk, 68 ytars old, night watchman at the city reservoir, near here, from which Denver derives a part of its water supply, was drowned in the reservoir toninrht. The bodv was found in the pool when Kirk failed to make his hourlv reoorts. The wooden covering of the reservoir had warped, causing an opening through whkJh Kirk fell. At the Empress. So clever are the little manikins handled by Robert Marlette of Mar- lette s Manikins, appearing at the Empress, that one really imagines they were born of flesh and blood instead of a chisel and a block ot wood. The miniature show given by the puppets excels in spirit and "pep" many a performance by hu man stars. The' comedy hit of the bill is provided by Louis London, whose songs deserve special men tion. Mareena, Nevaro & Mareeno are a trio of athletes, whose hand balancing stunts are the limit of this brand - of gymnastics. South Side More Omahans Arrive In New York From Overseas The following Omahans recently arrived in New York from overseas: Headquarters company. Third Pioneer infantry: Musician Ed ward F. Arndt, 6319 Spencer street. Casuals: Sergt. Elmer Peterson, 3523 Hamilton street. Ordnance detachment, 21st field artillery: Corp. Axel Lund, 941 North Twenty-seventh street; Corp. Frank A. Liddell, 3324 Hamilton street. Casuals: Sergt. John R. McKeeg an, 4910 North Sixteenth street. Base hospital No. 88: Sergt. Frank B. Echtermaeyer, 3902 U street, South Side. Company C, 14th machine gun battalion: Pvt. Adolph F. Jerpe, 1825 Spencer street. Headquarters company, 19th field artillery: Pvt. Herbert W. Wengel, 211 Walnut street. Council Considers Come More Parking Rule Changes Further changes in the downtown parking rules are being considered by the city commissioners, with a view to putting an end to the use of the main business thoroughfares as all-day storage spaces for cars. It is also proposed to restore Doug las street to the old style of park ing instead of parallel parking. South Side Brevities Light baggage and express; call office South 1281 or South 1169 P. J. Ford. An ttempt to rob the safe of the Louis Bradford Lumber company Sunday night was reported to police. Nothing of value was taken. The C. W. B. M. will hold a picnic at the home of Mrs. John Bruns, Forty sixth and W streets, Friday. Autos will meet the ladles at the end of the C street car line at 11:30 a. m. For Sale 12-room house, built for two families; modern, except heat; desirable location; streets and alleys paved; cement sidewalk: good shade; a snap for some body. Phone South 33. O. E. Harding Coal Co. Mrs. Mary. Callahan, SI years old, died Sunday night at her residence, Thirteenth and H streets. She Is survived by her husband, William Callahan, jr., and two children. Funeral services will be held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Heafy and Heafy chapel. Burial will be In the Graceland Park cemetery. Rev. R. L. Wheeler will officiate. PHILIP'S DEPARTMENT STORE. 4935-S7-39 South 24th Street. THE FASTEST-GROWING STORE IN OMAHA. "WATCH US GROW." Here- Is another- proof of Philip's Dally special Men's Straw Hats, regularly sold f 2 60, on sal new, S9 cents. Children's half hose, in blue or tan, regular price, S9 cents a pair, on sale now. 10 cents a pair, In all sizes. White, black or brown tennla ahoes. in all sizes, for 79 cents a pair. As the top of a dish Invented by a Frenchman Is pressed down It cuts butter Into individual portions. AMUSEMENTS You Wouldn't Think of Going Away on a Vacation Trip Without First Having ALL of Your Togs Cleaned Up and Pressed Up, Would you? That' Where You Need Us. DRESHER BROTHERS Djrare, Cleaners, Hatters, Farriers, Tailors, Rut Cleaners, Sboa Repairers. t Mate Office ana Plant. 2211-13-17 Farnam St. Branch Offices! Dresher, The Tailor, 1515 Farnam St. j Pompeiaa Room of Brandeia Stores, West End el Main Floor of Burg ess-Naah Co. PHONE TYLER 345. Many Clean Amusement BATHING DANCING-RIDES THRILLS PICNIC GROUNDS FREE ATTRACTION THIS WEEK Aronty Brothers in Their Aws-Inspirlnf Novelty Act on the High Double Perch .' et 9 o'clock. TWO SHOWS IN ONE MARIETTE'S MANIKINS. A Aitonlih. let Mechanical Novelty; MAREENO, NEVARO MAREENO; TRIBBLE A TH0MA8: LOUIS LONDON. Photoplay Artraetloe HALE HAMILTON In "HIS BROTHER'S PLACE." FATTY ARBUCKLE COMEDY. OUTINS CHESTER. PATHC WEEKLY. I BASE BALL ROURKE PARK July 29, 30, 31. Gam called at 3:30 p. m. OMAHA SIOUX CITY Box seats on sale at Barkalow Bros. Cifar Store, 16th end Farnam. WHEEL TAX LEVY MISUSED, AUTO OWNERS CHARGE Threatened With Injunction, City Council Decides to Spend Taxes According to Ordinance. Charges of misappropriation of the wheel tax fund were made against the city council yesterday by members of the Automobile "club and Chamber of Commerce, follow ing up a letter written recently de manding that the wheel tax fund of $40,000 be used as provided in the ordinance. At the end of the argu ment the council voted to place the wheel tax fund in the departments that the ordinance requires. F. L. Nesbit declared that unless the city council agreed to devote this fund to the legitimate purposes for which it was levied an injunction would be secured to prevent its use anywhere else. It was charged that the fund is being used in the payment of gen eral expenses of the city and this was admitted by the commission ers after an argument. "The ordinance specifically states that this fund is to be used, 60 per cent for the repair, of streets and 40 per cent for the repair of boulevards and that it is to be in addition to the regular appropria tions for these two departments," said C. A. Grimmell. Grand Jury Indicts and Asks Quick Trial of Child Strangler Chicago, July 28. Within an hour after a coroner's jury had held Thomas Fitzgerald, confessed mur derer of 6-year-old Janet Wilkin son, to the grand jury, the latter re turned an indictment before Judge Winder in the criminal court, charg ing Fitzgerald with the murder and asking for a speedy trial. Assistant State's Attorney James O'Brien said that as soon as coun sel could be obtained for Fitz gerald "we will be ready to try him." As yet no lawyer has offered his services to the slayer. Fitzgerald yesterday morning signed a written confession that he had strangled Janet, a neighbor's child, to death last Tuesday. The body was recovered from a coal pile in the basement of the apartment in which Fitzgerald lived. Brief City News And Mr! Hoyt, Too, Is Supposed Not to Tell Anything But the Truth While 'Omaha sweltered Sunday night, two members of the construct tion gang working on the new swimming pool at the Boy Scout camp, near Bellevue, quit work be cause they suffered from the cold and were allowed only one army blanket to cover up with. At 10 o'clock they left the camp with chattering teeth and hiked into Bellevue and took the street car into Omaha, where they could sleep in comfort. Scout Executive Hoyt says that he tried to take a shower bath after taps, but after one plunge he ran shivering to his blanket to keep from freezing. Havo Root Print It Beacon Press dec. Faus $8.50 Burgess-Granden Patronize the American State Bank. Adv. Four Per Cent Interest on time de posits. American State Bank. Adv. Dr. A. S. Pinto has resumed prac tice at 1229 Kirst National Bank building. Phone Douglas 888.-Adv. Improvements at Y. W. C. A. The auditorium of X. W. U. A. is being converted into a club room because of crowded conditions. Socialists to Meet Ella Reeve Bloor of Kansas City will speak at the Swedish auditorium Thursday night under the auspices of Omaha socialists. Her eubject will be "Shall We Avoid Revolution?" Junk Peddlers Elect The Junk peddlers of Omaha held a meeting in Wolk's hall and elected the fol lowing officers: E. Vaks, president; A. Richard, vice president; T. Feld man, secretary; M. Leizerovltch, treasurer, and H. Lleberman and li. Rosenberg, trustees. Friendship Club Picnic The Friendship club will hold its annual picnic Tuesday evening in Elmwood park. It is for members only and a large attendance is expected. Dinner will be served promptly at 7 and there will be various kinds of games and amusements. City's Health Excellent No new cases of infantile paralysis have been reported to the city health depart ment since last Thursday. There are now four cases in the city, all of them reported last week. City Health Commissioner Manning says the city's health is excellent. There are only five cases of diphtheria and seven cases of small pox in Omaha at the present time. Heroes to He Decorated James B. Lepley, 4139 Erskine street, and Corp. George R. Boustead, of Wood bine. Ia.. will receive the croix de guerre and Cecil B. Reed, of Stratton, Neb., will receive the Italian war cross at special ceremonies to be held on the court house square at noon next Saturday. The presenta tion will be made by Major Cava naugh, local army recruiting officer. Rate to Teachers F. M. Gregg of Peru, Neb., president of the Ne braska State Teachers' association, has advised the Chamber of Com merce that the railroad administra tion has authorized a rate of one fare and one-half for the round trip for teachers attending the state convention to be held In Omaha November 5-8. Mr. Gregg writes that in his opinion the attendance will be 4,000 to 5,000. Improvement Club Organized At the first regular meeting of the Patterson Park Improvement clut the following officers were elected: Ray J. Sutton, president; Ralph E. Stevens, vice president; w. T. Dailey, secretary; L. Fox, treasurer. xne following members were named as a committee to draft the constitu tion and bylaws of the organization: R. J. Sutton. R. E. Stevens ana w. T: Dailey. W. H. Hatteroth was re tained as legal advisor. The Weather. Local Comparative Record. 191 1918. 1917. 1916. Highest Monday 98 89 101 97 Lowest Monday 79 72 80 79 Mean Temperature. . .89 80 0 88 Precipitation 0 T. 0 0 Temperature and precipitation depart ures from the normal at Omaha since March 1, and compared with the past two years: Normal temperature 77 degrees Excess for the day..., 1! degree Total excess since Mar. 1, 119 246 degrees Normal precipitation -It Inch Deficiency for the day. .13 inch Total precipitation since Mar. 1, 1919 12.71 Inches Deficiency since Mar. 1, 1919 4.94 Inches Deficiency for corresponding period In 1918 8.59 Inches Deficiency for corresponding perior in 1917 -. 2.12 inches Reports from stations at 7 p. m. : Station and State Temp. High- Bain of Weather 7 p. m. est fall. Cheyenne, pt. cldy 82 88 .64 Davenport, clear S3 ... 92 .00 Des Moines, clear 94 96 .50 Dodge City, clear 90 94 .00 Lander, cloudy 90 92 ,00 North Platte, clear. ...94 96 .00 Omaha, clear 97 98 .00 Pueblo, pt. cldy 92 92 .18 Rapid City, clear 94 96 .00 Salt Lake, cloudy 80 88 .00 Santa Fe, rainy 64 78 .04 Sheridan, pt. cldy 90 96 .00 Sioux City, clear 94 96 .00 Valentine, pt. cldy 96 98 .00 "T" indicates tracs of precipitation. L. A. WELSH, Meteorologist. PHOTOPLAYS. Monday JfJ pj Tuesday - The B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co. Present the Novel Picture THE ARMY TRANSPORT CORPS IN STUNTS On Coast-to-Coast Journey Presents "STOLEN ORDERS" inter i in. Yvonne From Paris" JACK PICKFORD "Bill Apperson's Boy" and "THE GHOST OF SLUMBER MOUNTAIN" The animals that lived before the dawn of time. w L Norma Talmadge in "The Social Secretary" LOTHROP 24th and Lothrop Last Times Today ANNA Q. NILLSON in THE WAY OF THE STRONG" Opportunity knocks at your door every time you read The Bee Want Ads. FISTULA CURED Rectal Diseases Cured without severe surgical operation. No Chloroform or Ether used.' Cure guaranteed. PAY WHEN CURED. Write for illus trated book en Rectal Diseases, with names and testimonials of more than 1,000 prominent people who have been permanently cured. DR. E. R. TARRY, 240 Bee Bldg., Omaha, Neb. PI ARMY SALMON IS FOUND FIT FOR SALE ON MARKET 850,000 Cans iof Fish Con demned by War Department Found in Good Condition by Omahan. M. B. Newman, president of the Newman Brokerage company, of this city, who was authorized by Quartermaster General Rogers to inspect and determine whether the 850,000 cans of pink and red salmon, in storage in a government ware house here, was fit for human con sumption, has reported the salmon in good condition and as a conse quence has effected a saving of many thousands of dollars to the govern ment The entire stock of salmon in question was examined by Mr. New man in company with several inter ested individuals yesterday. An acute shortage of this com modity exists in this section of the country at present and efforts are being put forth by Mr. Newman to obtain the government's consent to the sale and distribution of the sal mon in Omaha and adjacent terri tory. Wholesale grocers have offered to take over the entire stock at a sub stantial profit to the government. Following a report that the 1918 pack, from which the salmon in storage here was taken, was unfit for consumption, the War depart ment decided to return the entire stock to the packers from whom it was purchased. The return was to be made through the pure food service, which was to destroy the con demned salmon. Mr. Newman interfered and en listed the aid of Representative Jef feris after he had learned of the gov ernment's intention. Mr. Newman's appointment as examiner of the stock came as the result of a con ference between Mr. Jefferis, E. C. Morse acting director of sales for the War department, and Congress man Reavis, chairman of the sub committee of the special committee now investigating the War depart ment. As the return of the salmon would have involved a great deal of trou ble and probably some financial loss to the government. Mr. Newman's action has saved the government this trouble and enables it to sell at a profit the stock which originally it would have been forced to dispose of at a small loss. Printer Fined, Though Testimony Shows He Hasn't Tasted Liquor Fred J- Sullivan, a printer, was fined yesterday in police court on a charge of being drunk, though he and his relatives allege he has not tasted intoxicating liquor for four years. The conviction was made by Acting Police Judge Patrick on the unsupported testimony of State Agent Samardick., Samardick said he saw Sullivan staggering up the hill toward his home, Sixty-eighfh street and May berry avenue, Saturday afternoon. Sullivan, after being arrested, re fused to accept his liberty on bonds offered by relatives. He said he was not drunk and would be recognizing the charge if released on bond. He refused also to pay the fine of $10 imposed by Judge Patrick. He is employed by the beacon Press. HYMENEAL Bee Want Ads Produce Results. Mason-Hansen. Lowell P. Mason and Miss Edna Hansen, both of Fullerton, Neb., were married by Rev. Charles W. Savidge, at his office Monday morn ing. They were accompanied by Miss Nettie Moore of Belgrade, Neb., and Rolland Myers of Fullerton. FLEET LEAVES PANAMA CANAL -FOR SAN DIEGO Panama President Visits Ad miral Rodman During Stay of Ships; Celebration MWdiia men in isdiiiui iiicu On Board the U .S. S. New Me ico, July 28. (By Wireless Via Co lon to the Associated Press.) Tin Pacific fleet, which passed success fully through the Panama canal yesterday on its voyage from Hampton Roads to the west coast of the United States, sailed today from Panama for San Diego, Cal. - President welisano Porras of th republic of Panama, with members of his family and his staff, Sunday made an official call on Admiral Hugh Rodman, commanding the fleet. President Porras was' given full presidential honors, including a salute of 21 guns. thousands of sailors from the fleet took peaceful possession of Panama today. They enjoyed their visit ashore and no disorder of any sort occurred. Until recently Amer ican soldiers and sailors were not al lowed to visit Panama. and at Atlantic City- ' At Atlantic City, nich af fords a typical cross-section of American society, Fatima is one of the three best sellers in nearly every hotel on the famous boardwalk. At many of them, Indeed, including the Marlborough Blenheim and the new Traymore, Fatima ia steadily the leader. "jutt enough TurkUh" Repeat Orders Tell the Tale AS TO WHETHER OR NOT lepuMc Irticlk all Owners ARE SATISFIED OWNERS 0 Truck Owners in the City of Omaha now tf " operates 235 REPUBLIC TRUCKS The Fidelity Storage and Van Co. have just placed ordera for three more Repub. lies after using some for the past two years. ABE THEY SATISFIED? ASK THEM. FARMERS as well as Merchants endorse the Republic Truck. More than 1,000 farmers in Nebraska and Western Iowa now own them. The load-carrying axle of the Republic Truck is guaranteed for the life of the truck, the internal gears for two years. No other truck is backed by such a guarantee. All trucks require service at times, and the Republic is backed by the largest truck service station west of Chicago, which is operated by the oldest truck distributor in the Central West. Exclusive Truck Distributors Since 1909 Andrew Murphy & Son 1402-18 Jaclcon St. WmaiZHA 521 Sixth St. ("MURPHY! Omaha, Neb. .TultalsfsV M3T .s 3- YA m IwDir) o jr ' Sioux City, Ia.