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THE OMAHA DAILY IIEE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1003.
LIQUOR LICENCES GRANTED
Po'.ic Bo&ri Overrule. Hews' Protests nd
' - htntt tL Documents.
PFCTESTAKT FAILS TO MAKE ITS CASE
6lllfrl M. Illtchrsrk Has Busy Time
idli the Point, bat Boara
Finally I.sts lllra Oat
f the Hair.
At Iti afternoon toil night sittings yes
terday the Bosrd of Fire and Tolice Com
n.lrrr granted 129 Hotter license! to
saloonkeepers and twelve permits to drug
gists. Of tha licensee more than fifty were
to tea Mets Brewing company, Ita members
or Its representatives. 'There ait III remala
to be acted upon about 100 applications, of
fclch seventy-one are those protested by
1. J. Punn, and which will be disposed of
this arternocn at 2 o'clock, probably by a
ruling In one test case. The rest of the 100
await the expiration of the necessary two
weeks' notice. In the afternoon the "lack
of good faith" protest of the Dally News,
fcy Mel Vhl, was tested In the case of Hans
Krwi, a Bee advertiser, and the twenty-two
applications dependent ipon that esse were
allowed. At night the Shernian-McConnell
application was made a similar test for Tb
Bee, and the six applications dependent
upon It were allowed.
The hearing In this latter rase was tha
most Interesting feature of the day's pro
ceedings, and was notable for the ambi
tious shle-stepplng cf the publisher of the
Morning World-Herald, which sells for 15
cen's per week, and of the Evening World
Herald, which sells for 10 cents per week;
and for the perpetual objecting' of his at
torney. James H. McCulloch, to any ques'
tlons Involving a full showing of the actual
circulation of the two editions.
Testimony la the Case.
Attorney Simeral, for The Bee, called Roy
Tarker, advertising solicitor; O. R. Wright,'
collector, and Charles R. Sherman, presi
dent of the Sherraan-McConnell drug Arm,
with whom they had had conversatlona rel
ative to the publication of tha firm's ap
plication for license.
Mr. Tarkcr testified that Mr. 8herman
htd said, last Friday, that he took hi no
tice to the World-Herald with the under
standing that the granting of the license
was guaranteed. Mr. Wright testified that
December 13 Mr. Sherman had told him ha
had advertised previously In The Evening
Bee; bad no reason to believe l.s circula
tion had decreased during the year; ad no
proof of the circulation of the World-Herald,
and did not at that time know what
the firm would do.
Mr. Sherman verified the principal state,
menta of the previous witnesses; said he
had gone later to Mr. Hitchcock of the
World-Herald for proof; had been shown
the statement of Circulation Manager W.
O. Crourse to tha effect that the Dally
World-Herald had circulation of about
12.000; that he thought thl a sufficient In
vestigation, though he knew that one edi
tion of the World-Herald was labeled
"Morning" and another "Evening" and had
never seen any publication labeled "Dally
Publisher Hitchcock took the stand for
his publication and testified that the Daily
World-Herald consists of all editions pub
lished on any week day; that It doesn't
make any difference whether man takes
this morning's, this r.oon's er tonight's edi
tion, he gets the aatqs news, editorial and
Hia cross-examination by Attorney Slm
ral was as follow;
Q. Do yo count the street sales In with
your circulation total? A. Tea.
Q. How many do they average per dayt
A. About .
Q How many at news and hotel stands?
A. 1 cannot tell,
Q--Abo.it how many? A. I decline to
VI In what edition doea tBs market re
port appear? A. The bulk of it in the
v. hen do the Board of Trade and
stock market reports appear? A. The ab
breviated report In tha evening and more
fully In the morning.
Q. You get the bulk of your news serv
ice frm the Associated Press? A. Tele
graphic news. yea.
J Voc have two contracts with the
Associated Press, one for the mornlnr and
one for the night edition, don't you? 'A.
We have no contract at all.
O,. You pay for two services? A We
pay In a lump sum ench week.
U Does the Morning World-Herald or
the Evening World-Herald have the larger
circulation? A. I decline to answer which.
On suggestion of Broatch of the board the
question was mads to read which of the
editions had the larger circulation. Hitch
cock's attorney objected and Hitchcock,
upon, ths objection being overruled, declined
. What He Docsa't Know.
Q. Do the same persons take ths Mim
ing World-Herald and tho Evening World
Herald? A. Ws have no subscribers to
ths "Morning World-Herald'' or the
' This provoked a general laugh and the
witness hastened to try to explain that ha
meant all were In the name of the Dally
Q What about the volume numbers on
your editions? A. I don't know. That's
freak of ths composing room I pay no
Q Is It. then, a "freak of the composing
room" 'that your morning paper la labelled
as In Its thirty-fourth year and vour even
ing paper aa In Its eighteenth year? A. I
Q Yiki mads a contract with the county
to publish the tax list In l ist one edltl n,
didn't you? A. Yes, w did make that ex
ception, I believe
Ths Bes rested its cass and on motion
"True art is not the
caprice of this or that
It is from individual caprice
or the mere fleeting fashion
of the moment that
is markedly free. True
artistic feeling in de
sign, excellence of
workmanship and ster
ling quality of material
can never go out of
fashion. These can al
ways be relied upon as
being present when sil
verware bears the Gor
ham trade-mark, the
Lion, the Anchor and
of Wright It wss promptly declared the
srnse of the board that the protestant
had not shown bad faith on the part of the
applicant, Sherman A McCooneil.
Sot tallest ta See Flaares.
The attorney for The Bee thpn offered to
make a showing In the matter of circula
tion, proving by the books of esch that the
circulation of The Evening Be Is 9. 045 In
Douglas county; of the Evening World
Hrald. .M1; of the Morning World-Herald.
1.601. and of the News. 439. Hitch
rock's attorney objected and the objection
was sustained. After a few minutes In star
chamber the board granted tho licenses
applications for which had been protested
by The Bee.
All other licenses went through without
a hitch, except those protested by Dunn or
of Immature notice and except that one
applied for by Johnnie Wright ef 105 South
Twelfth street. This was denied on mo
tion of Member Wright, "for the reason
that applicant Is not a fit person to keep a
Hearing- ta ews Protests.
When the hearing of the protests filed
by the Dally News was taken up at a pre
vious meeting held In the afternoon It was
briefly announced by Commissioner Wright
that the board would follow the rule that
only the question of good or bad faith on
the part of the applicant In placing hi
advertisement would be considered and
that the burden cf proof would) be upon tho
protestant. The case of Hans Kruse was
then taken np and Mel Ulil, manager of
the Daily News, was called for examination
by Mr. Van Duaen, attoruey for that paper.
Mr. Vhl testified that he had mailed to
Mr. Kruse a marked copy of hi paper
containing a "notice to liquor dialers and
druggists" and also a letter notifying him
that the News had tho largest circulation
In Douglas county. He mailed these after
he had seen Mr. Kruse'a advertisement In
. Mr. Slmersl. attorney for The Bee, ob
jected on the ground that the applicant had
then placed his advertisement. Being
cross-examined by Mr. 8imeral, Mr. Vhl
said his letter did not give any specific
figures Of circulation.
In response to a question from Commis
sioner Wright, Mr. Vhl said he knew that
at that time two other papers also claimed
to have the largest circulation. Mr. Vhl
testified that Mr. Kruse. although Invited
In bis letter to do so, never called at the
office of ths Newa to ascertain as to the
circulation of the News, and C. E. Rood,
city circulator of the News, who was later
put upon ths stand, testified to the same
Why Krne Preferred The Bee.
Mr. Kruse, examined by Mr. Simeral, said
ha had advertised in The Bes on December
S because he believed .that paper to have
the largest circulation and to that state
ment ha added: "And 1 believe so today."
That night after he had thought the mat
ter over he decided that It would perhaps
be best to place his advertisement In the
World-Herald also and he did so, but at
that tlms he had not heard anything froin
the News. He had received a notice from
The Bee stating that that paper had the
largest circulation and he believed It. He
did not go to any of the newspaper offices
to Investigate the question of circulation.
Mr. Van Dusen argued trat In not In
vestigating the question of circulation Mr.
Kruse had failed in a duty Imposed upon
him by the law when It required that the
advertisement should be placed In tbe
paper having the largest circulation and
therefors that he was not acting in good
faith. This point was overruled by the
board and Chairman Broatch announced it
as the opinion of the board that tbe pro
testant had failed to show bad faith on
tbe part of the applicant.
Mr. Van Dusen then Attempted to Intro
duce evidence on ths part of Mr. Rood as
to the average circulation" of ths News for
November and ' December, but each of his
questions waa overruled in turn on the
ground that It was immaterial. On mo
tion of Mr. Wright tbe board then an
nounced as Its findings that tbe protestant
had failed to show bad faltlj. on the part
of ths applicant and ths protest was there
fore overruled, and tha board ruled that
It would not go Into the matter of circula
tion. No license could be Issued to Mr. Kruse
because of the protest of I. J. Dunn, which
has not yet been heard.
List of Ltceases Granted.
When the night meeting opened, and
after a star chamber session, during which
the board had agreed upon Its course, Mr.
Spratlln immediately moved the granting
of ths following licenses and the approval
of the bonds attached. Ths Dally News
had protested these, but later withdrew
Its protests upon losing in the Hans Kruse
case, which bad tested the Issue of good
faith for all of them. The list Includes:
Edgar Rothery. 123 South Eleventh: 'Owen
McCaffrey. Ill South Sixteenth: Walter
S'elnmets. )1 . South Tenth: Nelson A
Btrongfellow, 1014 South Tenth; Joseph
Hchllts Brewing company, 7 IS Ninth;
Charles Krug. Ill South Fifteenth: Meyer
Klein, 523 North Sixteenth: William But
horn. 314 South Sixteenth; Nick Yaeger. 134
Farnam: 1'eter A. Smith. 1M12 North Twenty-fourth;
Andrew Peterson. 621 Pacific;
Hy. Roln. Hti Leavenworth; Hans Nielson.
TJM South Twentieth; Charles Nelson. 251S
Cuming: Oustaf Flepp, loJ Williams; Joe
Pert, 1728 South Thirteenth; John J. Par
rott, flj South Thirteenth; J. L. Movie. ir4
Douglas; A. Haller Co.. 513 North Six
teenth: Ueortre c. Kin. 524 South Tenth;
Kclley & Todd. 513 South Sixteenth; Hy.
Miller. 13kS Far nam: J. M. L. Schmidt. laoi
Licenses granted at the afternoon session
of the board on unprotested applications
Harry Ames. lfW Harney: H. B. Peters.
1 Famam; Frank Hwanson. 312 North
Sixteenth: A. N. Frlck & Co., 1001 Famam;
Fred Mets. 1r.. -101 Cumlr.s: ller A t'o . K21
Howard: Fred H miller, 813 South Tenth;
Oscar Johnson. 424 North Sixteenth; T J.
Folev. 1413 Doorlaa: Slour A tiruncl. Four
teenth and WilUam: Riley Bros.' com
ranv 1118 Farnr.rn; .. A Oildsmlth. 'l
Capitol avenue; Julius Treltschke. 523 South
Thirteen'h; A' sum Stephen. 13;5 Doiinlas:
Wslter Brandies, VXt South Tenth; James
Adams, lol South Fourteenth; A. Gettle-
mnn Brewing company. 624 South Six
teenth; T. J. O'Brien, 1509 Famam: Rome
Miller. Her Grand hotel; Peter Nelson, 1101
Jetter Gats His Lleeasc
Ths license of J. Martin Jctter, 1324 Doug
las, waa allowed over protest. Jetter agree
ing tc remove ths Park theater annex, on
which the protest had been based.
John Buck. (24 North Sixteenth: Frits
Hanson, 11.4 Capitol avenue; Jetter Brew.
Ing company, Ko Howard: Herman Sohaef
fwr, 4 South Thirteenth: Henry lliller, 523
orih Hixteertn; Mets tiros. Hrewlng com
pany, 811 Leavenworth; A. VI. Bark, 13ul
fcouth Sixth: Georse W. Tlernev. 234 Far
nam; W. F. Garrlty, la North Tenth; Fred
Khump. 702 Capitol avenje; Stora Brewing
company, tbSl North Sixteenth; Antou
I.tnneman, tMl South Thirteenth; James
rrMricn-x-n. 17 7 Nortn Twenty-fourth.
Detler Jensen. Thirtieth sad Sualdlns: 8.
D. Hopkins. 1211 Douglas; John Oabmke,
(13 Kouth Sixteenth: Charles Nelson. 414
North Sixteenth; Anton Francel, Ufe South
inirterntn; Joe Wlisner, 11 Webster
I.ouis It. Mets. li St. Mary's avenue
hamlnvtnti Mm UnrliA l.r'l Vi.rtfa. Cll.iu.ik
Alfred Keller. J3 North Sixteenth; Fred
Mets. Jr., 11' Farnam; Fmil Svurrie, 11. '4
rarnam: juuua mi rater. Mouth Thir
tee nth, John N. Flit, 152o IDd; W. J.
Lrnj Brewing company, 110J North Six
teiith; C Schlank, 17 Douglas; IL J.
Meyer. fl South Thirteenth; W. ft
twtraooer. 3U south Fifteenth; James
tj'iinr.. lit rsorta sixteenth; John Under,
13 iiougias; Lnts Williams. 1411 Far
nam: UfJit It Sanders, 43 Sojth Thir
teertth; John J. Kerns. !1& South Four
teenth; Jullue Burster, Hit leaven worth
Kd Mauer. u4 Farnam: Jacob Kopald. M
North Sixteenth; William Krug. 1BIT Doug'
las trrari; P. J. B)rn. 2X3 North HlX'
teenth: J. E. Market A Son. 1S) Douglas
A'lolth Brandies. 11 Iougls; D. W
O'Neill. S24 North Sixteenth; Arhauser
l.usch Brewing useoviation. 7u6 Soiith Thlr-
ieenrn; Kd tvter n. 334 ci'h Fifteenth
Irch Van Samlt. 311 South Seven-
trenlh: t'etrrson A Son, 15n2 Wrbetar
1 mil Gall, C Douilw: GUulalone Pros
Uut Douglas; WolisleU A Co., sd South
thirteenth; Wllllsm McKenna. MTT North
Sixteenth; William Msnlx. 1T?4 Vlt.ton;
Frank Hamilton. !! Iol: John Wuerh.
JXV'I Soith Thirteenth; Western Distilling
company. ?1 Honth Sixteenth: AViolsieln
Co., 4f'I North Sixteenth; John Kelkennv,
214 South Seventeenth: rf1 Jensen, Sl
Cuming; Max Flothov 14-1 South Thir
teenth; Frei Rhump. ifH South Twenty
f.iusth; John A. Jensen. 714 North Six
teenth; Christ Jeneen. 4!4 North Four
teenth A-dolf oi-e. :'-4 North Sixteenth;
C. A. Iwls, ilarnev: William F.
Wendhausen, 7T9 South Sixteenth; F. B.
Hunter. IMS. Military evenue; C. A Peter
eon, l Vinton: A. Mets. ?oi Pierce: W.
H. McKentie. 713 North Sixteenth; lom
Inlrk A. Hart. 12! North Flfteer.tn: Charles
Htors. lil North Twenty-fourth; F.mll
Sume, 1312 North Twtity.f ourth : Ditnlel
Hedgren, m South Thirteenth; F. Mets.
Jr.. 2124 North Twenty-fourth: Andrew
Nelson. 313 North Slxteerth: Pick Pr., Ill
Suth Fourteenth; Joeepn Cserwinskl, 2el
SoJth Twentv-nlnth: Dillon A Co.. 611
North Sixteenth: William Silk. ?17 Daven
port; Peter Peterson. 311 Nor'h Sixteenth;
Charles Loftman. 13C4 Howard.
After the Shtrman-McConnell hearing the
bosrd granted the following licenses, the
protest of The Bee having been withdrawn:
Mrs. Mary Cumlngs. 3824 Sherman avenue;
Peter Goos, 1308 Cass street; Kitchen
Bros. Hotel company, 1509 Farnara street;
John Wallace, 123 North Fifteenth street:
H. F. Cady, 124 North Fourteenth street;
Fred Drews, 1019 Farnam street.
Liquor permits were granted tbe follow
ing druggists: Hayden Bros., 1613 Dodge
street; t E. Peyton, 2401 Leavenworth
street; Bell Drug company, 1216 Farnam
street; Peter H. Ehlers. 2701 Leavenworth
street; Myers-Dillon Drug company, 1523
Farnam stre?t; F. M. Fogg, 124 North
Twelfth street; R. W. Waltars, 1602 North
Twenty-fourth street; C. J. Frlce, 1224
Douglas street; Halgbt A Adams. 2424
North Twenty-fourth street; S. A. Bav
enach, 1402 South Sixteenth street; John
Hoift, 2702 Cumlngs street.
NEW BUILDINGRJR NEW YEAR
V. W. C. A. Will Erect a Horn that
Will lie Salted for Its
The Voting Women's Christian association
of Omaha proposes, during the year 1903,
to put up a bullllnf which will accommo
date the needs of It constantly growing
membership, and one whl.h will be a credit
to the city. Housed at i-resent on the third
noor or tne Faxton block, reached by a
narrow entrance on the Faruam street side
and by a single small elevator, this asso
ciation finds Itself cramped In every direc
tion and Its tsefulness sadly curtailed for
ack of room. Mar.y of the prominent busi
ness men of the city hava entered its din-
ng room for a noon lunch, only to be as
tonished that a room which is crowded
wicn sccupled by 150 persons Is forced
daily to accommodate from 500 to 600 busi
ness girls and women, who prefer a home
like place In which to pass ths noon hour
and eat the dally lunch. The quarters oc
cupied a year ago became so overcrowded
last spring that the board of directors were
compelled to rent additional space for of
fices and parlors, but ss more tables were
provided for diners more diners came, and
the congested condition of the lunch room
was but slightly relieved. The new parlors
and offices, too, are as cramped as the din
ing room, while the gymnasium, the place
provided for healthful exercise and recrea
tion for the girl of sedentary life, has much
too low a ceiling and a floor space much
too smalt for the large classes gathering
The business woman has come to stay.
and that an association of this kind meets
her particular needs Is shown by the sta
tistics of 1902. During this year 142,935
lunches were served, or an average of 502
each working day.
Letters have been received by ths asso
ciation from business men conversant with
Its work, all heartily commending its plans
for 1?03 and pledging their tupport and
assistance in raising funds with which to
erect ths much-needed building. Messrs.
Guy C. Barton, J. M. Woolworth and
Thomas Ktlp.it rick have consented to act
as an advisory committee In the good work,
wnicn is a guaranty of Its belnz carried to
George Lane was arrested last nlnht.aa a
The Jacksonlan club will keen nnrn hnu
at Its club rooms. 1417 Farnam street, from
6 to 10 p. m. New Year's day.
James Burner, accused of forcing a Web
ster street saloon man to provide enter
tainment for himself and a companion, will
be given a hearing on January 16.
Arcadia EI 1'owell asks the rilarrlet mim
for divorce from Walter, whom she mar
ried at Norfolk July 27, 1SST7, but who, she
avers, deserted her January 2u, 1902.
The month of December hna heen a verv
busy one for Turnkey Kirk at police head
quarters. During the lest thirtyfrone days
be has served 3.14a meals to prisoners.
Carl and James Bruner of 1717 VnrtK
Seventeenth street were arrested yesterday
afternoon by Sergeant Whelan on n
amended complaint charging them with re
sisting an officer.
The park board held a brief meetlns Yes
terday afternoon for the purpose of allow
ing current expense billa and transacting
other business which was almost entirely
of a routine character.
There will be a service in Trlnltv rathe.
dral this morning at 10 o'clock. The or
ganist ana tnoir win render the music and
bishop Williams will be present and assist
In the service. Every one is cordially In
vtted to attend.
James J. H. Johnson, halllnar from the
Indian Territory, slept In .ie City lodging
house last night because he is regarded
with suspicion. At the time of his arrest
the prisoner wore three Dairs of trouaem
and (our coats.
In tho divorce suit of John aa-alnst Ma
tilda Reed the defendant has filed an affi
davit alleging that although the plaintiff
has a salary of tM per month he has con
stantly annoyeU her with initiation for
some time past In an effort to sveure right
to the .t she has In her own name.
Roy Christiansen of 221 North Twentieth
street and Janus Brown of 2! North
Nineteenth street celetirsted the New Year
not wisely but too loudly last night by put
ting railway signal torpedoes on the street
car rails at tne Intersections of Lake and
Corby streets with Sixteenth. When ar
rested they had a pocketful yet to explode.
Three youths were arrested vesterdav
afternoon by Officer Ferris, charged with
having stolen a bank belonging to the Sal
vation . army, which contained a small
amount of cash which had been placed
tnereln by the almsgiving pjbllc The
boys, who are 13 years of age. are Jim
Foreman. 1237 South Fifteenth atreet: Wil
lie Vangat. 1418 William atreet. and Walter
Heron. Eighteenth and Hickory streeta
They were registered under the charge cf
Judge I. F. Baxter and Attorney E. C.
Page are to hav papers on "Interstate
Commerce, Its Relation to the States and
the I'nited States," at the next meeting of
the I'nlty club. This meeting has been
postponed from Friday evening to Saturday
evening because of the address to be given
the former evening by President Sohurman
of Cornell on "Conditions In the Philip
pines." The I'nity club meeting will be
at the home of Ueorge W. Linlnger and a
full attendance la expected.
Health Officer Wooldridge yesterdav dis
covered a case of smallpox at the residence
of ex-Patrolman Edwards at 34C4 Fowler
avenue. Through private sources ths officer
was given a tip that an Infttctloua disease
waa being nursed in ths Edwards household
and made a personal Investigation of the
report to determine its truthfulness. Tpon
looking Into the case he found that Mabel,
ine i-year-oia aaugnter or towards, was
111 with smallpox and had been for tha last
tws weeks. He immediately placed ths
lamuy under quarantine.
Charles A. McOloud of York Is at ths
J. A. Rvan of Fort Washakie, Wyo., Is
H. A Hubbard
at the Millard
and wife of Lincoln are
C. F. Pettis Is a Lincoln resident regls.
ttred st tbe Millard.
W. H. Green has returned from trio to
ths Black Hills and Colorado.
O. W. Hoi brook, who is now temporarily
wwi at s-soria, tu, is in ws city.
MEALS AT EIGHT CENTS EACH
Whit Lowert Bidder Propose to Do for Citj
ALL BIDS LIKELY TO BE REJECTED
Chief of Pstlee wsceeta that Csa.
traet lis Let, wt that City It Irs
Cook Da reedlss;
Complaints of ths rations furnished to
prisoners In ths city Jail In the past and
bids for the ensuing year, which are so low
as to promise nothing better In the future,
have cauaed the advisory board to seriously
consider the Idea of making no contract
for the coming year and having the kitchen
at the city Jail conducted under the direct
supervision of the police; department. The
bids which were opened by the board at
Its meeting of yesterday afternoon were as
follows: George C. Thompson, 9V cents
per meal per person; C. J. Westerdahl, S
cents; D. R. Cameron, 11 4 cents; Waldo
Browning, 154 cents; G. C. Burr, It cents;
F. J. Featner, 11 cents; J. H. Haubert. 9
cents; W. J. Huston, 9 cents.
When these bids were read Chief of
Police Donahue said that In his opinion It
would be a great mistake to award ths
contract to tbe lowest, or. In fact, any of
the lower bidders, for he did not believe
meals which would be In any way satis
factory could be served for such prices as
those named. He said there had been a
great deal of complaint of the meals served
by D. R. Cameron In the year past at the
contraot price of 11 cents, and when Mr.
Cameron had been spoken to about it hs
always said that a good meal could not be
served for that price.
Chief Makes Snaraeatloa.
The members agreed that It would be Im
possible to furnish a meal of wholesome
food for tbe lower prices named In the bids,
and Chief Donahue suggested that as the
city had its own kitchen at the Jail and
most of the utensils and conveniences
necessary it would be practicable to cm
ploy a cook, buy supplies and serve meets
without making any contract. After some
discussion of the question of whether the
board, in making contract, would have
to award it to the lowest bidder, the bids
were all referred to the chief of police for
further report after he has conferred with
the city attorney as to the requirements
Bids in detail to furnish the city with
lumber for the coming year were received
from the Cady Lumber company, C. It. Diets
Lumber company and George A. Hoagland
and were referred to the clerk for tabula
tion. The David Talbot Jce company proposed
to furnish ice at 40 cents per 100 pounds
and was awarded the contract, as theirs
was the only bid.
Bids to furnish cement, sewer pipe, sand
and brick were received from the C. W.
Hull company and Sunderland Bros, com
pany and were referred for tabulation.
When these bids were read City Engineer
Rosewater said that the prices on cement
were very high and he would recommend
buying that material in the open market,
but tbe board took no action at that time.
The health rules recommended by Health
Commissioner Ralph some time ago and al
ready reviewed in The Bee were adopted and
referred to the city council with the rec
ommendation of the board.
BALL AT METROPOLITAN CLUB
Members aaal Friends Pass a Merry
Erealag See I ear the Old
. Yeas Oat.
Beneath festoons of evergreens and
wreaths of holly, members and guests of
the Metropolitan club tripped merrily
away the last hours of the old year In the
spacious ballroom of the club house, the
occasion being tbe New Year's ball for the
benefit of the Welse Memorial hospital.
Of all the greetings sccorded the New
Year in Omaha none was so elaborate as
this. From dusk last 'night till near dawn
this morning the large building which
houses the club at Twenty-second and
Harney streets was a dazzling blaze of
light from without, a softened glow within.
Each of the three floors was thrown open
wide for the affair. Every window shed
glowing beams down npon tbe snow outside.
From the wide canopy sheltering the en
trance, through the halls and parlors, back
through the billiard parlors and card
rooms, upstairs In the ballroom, downstairs
In the banquet hall, all was gaiety and
Fully sixty couples attended the ball, and
beauty and magnificence were going beg
ging. The elaborate gowns of the women,
the stern evening dress of the men, the
pure white of dozens of scurrying servants.
the prevalent green of the decorations, all
chimed in a harmony that blended per
fectly with the strain which vibrated forth
from an orchestra of twelve pieces, hid
den amid a wilderness of palms.
From 10 o'clock till near midnight a
dance program occupied the revelers. As
the hour approached all gathered below
In the banquet hall, 'round a board laden
with American Beauties and with ferns.
Just at the turning of the tide of time tbe
company was seated, and an elegant repast
consumed the next two hours. At the
close, according to long precedent, Sam
Frank, president of the club, gave a greet
ing to the New Year, a goodby to the old.
Music was heard once more In the ball
room, and all wended their way back to
the waxen floor, there to complete a half
finished program of eighteen numbers.
Hours later, as the last esrrlage door
clashed shut upon the still night, the edge
of morning bade farewell to the most suc
cessful New Year's ball In the history of
tbe Metropolitan club..
In his capacity as chairman of the en
tertainment committee of the club. Oeorge
Sellgsohn waa In active charge of tbe en
tire affair, being master of ceremonies. He
was ably assisted in both the preliminary
arrangements and the consummation by a
staff of four, the remaining members of bis
committee being E. Flshel, S. Goetz, Henry
Hlller and A. Mandelberg.
-villa Htlsrst ta t'aaasa.
Without maklnv a fieht for his freedom,
nor requesting that extradition papers be
secured O. p. Ievllle. who was arrested
upon ths request of Montreal, Canada,
officials, consented to return to the Cana
dian, cltv and face the proceedlnga whlf.h
havs been instituted against him. Ieville
was arrested for ths Canadian authorities
on a charge of forgery made by the In
dor. Rubber company. The officer arrived
In Omaha from Canada Tuesday afternoon
and departed on the nrst eastbound train.
Levllle waa accompanied on the return
trip by his wife and blight littls daughter.
Marrlags licenses were issued yesterday
Name and Residence. Age.
Ouy Anderson. Missouri Valley, la. 21
Klsle Jones, Missouri Valley, la 19
Teor.ard O. Holmburg, Omaha 12
Pearl C. Rur.kles, Omaha 20
John P. Culkln. South Omaha H
Gillie E. Taylor, gjuth Omaha U
James B. Glover, Denver X
Anna Neeladek. Omaha 23
James G. Orendnr. Burt county. Neb..... IT
Mattl J. Unn, Burt county, Nebraska.. 1
George A Harmon. Bhelby. Neb tl
Kmnia B hmlts, Omaha....'. , 20
Ccnrad Toulon. Chicago &
Amanda Ltwsun, Oskalooaa. la 23
Joseph r. Starr. South Omaha.... 22
Psari tioman. stoma Omaha. , U
This Charming Head of Hair
WITH A CLEAN. SWHET, HEALTHY SCALP, WAS PRODUCED BY SHAMPOOS
OF CUTICURA SOAP AND LIGHT DRESSINGS OF CUT1CURA, PUREST AND
SWEETEST OF EMOLLIENTS. AND GREATEST OF SKIN CURES.
Mothers ever; liere warmly recommend CUTICl RA SOAP, assisted by CUTI
CURA OINTMENT, i he ureat skin cure, for preseiving, puntying and beautifying the skin
of infants and children, for rashes, itchinfs and chafinf s, for cleansing the scalp of crusts,
scales and dandruff, and the stopping of falling hair, for softening, whitening, and soothing
red, rough and sore hands, and for all the purposes of the toilet, bath and nurery, as weil
as for many sanative, antiseptic, cleansing and purifying purposes, which readily suggest
themselves to women. Sale of CUTICURA SOAP greater than the combined wo'Id's
product of other skin soapa. Sold throughout the world.
The above statement, with photograph of Mtas Jones, Is from her mother, Mrs. Carrie Jones, of Delphi, tad, to
whom all Interested are reerred. ...
ABOUT RAILROAD TAXATION
Ileal Estate Kichanite Iastracts Com
mittee to Draw a Dill to
At the meeting of tbe Real Estate ex
change yesterday the report of the legisla
tive commute was received, also a report
of the conference held with the legislators
The tax committee reported through Its
chairman, F. D. Wead, who said that It
appeared to tbe committee that not only
the members of the Douglas county dele
gation, but the citizens of Omaha gen
erally, tre too Indifferent as to the neces
sity of repealing that part of the charter
which seeks to require the tax commis
sioner to assess the railroads on a basis
different from that used in the case of
other property. He said that it did not
seem that either the legislators or the
people comprehended the simplicity of the
remedy required, which Is not a revision
of ths revenue laws, nor extensive amend
ments to tbe city charter, but the repeal
of one sentence in section 98 of the city
The president of the exchange asked the
committee as to whether tht law should
be repealed by the legislature or he left
to the courts for a decision is to Us con
stitutionality. The chairman replied by
saying that the legislature should not Im
pose upon the city of Omaha nor tho people
the expense necessary to carry the matter
through the courts.
On the motion of J. B. Piper the tax
committee was Instructed to prepare a
bill for the repeal of the section In ques
The secretary reported that he had writ
ten to the etate officers of Iowa,. Missouri,
Kansas, North Dakota. South Dakota, Ore
gon, California and Wyoming to ascertain
the systems used in those states to attract
immigration and to show tbe resources and
advantages of the states.
On motion It was decided to postpone for
one week announcement of the names of
thoss members delinquent In their dues.
FOUR MEN WITH THE TREMENS
Qaartst la City Jail Eatertalalas
Animals that Eslat Oaljr la
Holiday cheer has filled tha city Jail
with disordered imaginings and disem
bodied snakes during the last week. A.
Frece of nowhere In particular was taken
from the jail hallway Sunday night with
a fully developed esse. Anton Lleber of
Casper, Wyo.. and AIb?rt Larson of 13
Hickory streets were tiken Into rusted
Tuesday night In a delirious condition, and
yesterday morning J. E. Bacon of Plans
mouth Joined the others. They are now
under the police surgeon's care. One of
the prisoners had a beamingly happy hallu
cination. When spoken to ha says, "Go
away; I am engaged." He seems to think
that he Is waiting for dinner to be s.rvcd,
the while talking to an agreeable and co
quettish companion. Another of the four
lives In constant fear that the oil wall
will fall on blm and spends much of his
tlms holding it up and asking for asstat
ance. A third thinks ttat the bars are
loose and trlee to screw Ueta around. An
other of the patients is unpleasantly af-
fected by the sight of a practically com
plete menagerie, to Judge by his mono
logue. The doctor thinks that the quartet
will come around all right.
COMl'Kl K.Vr JlDGES.
Beaaty Doctors Endorse Herplelde.
Women who make a business of beau
tifying other women come pretty near
knowing what will bring about the best
results. Here are letters from two, con
"I can recommend Newbro's Herplelde,
as It stopped my hair from falling out, and,
as a dressing. It has no superior.
"(Signed.) I ERTHA A. TRVLL1NOER,
"Complexion Specialist, 2!HVi Morrison St.,
"After using one bottle of Herplelde my
hair has stopped falling out, and my scalp
is entirely free from dandruff.
"(Signed.) GRACE DODGE.
"Beauty Doctor, 195 Blxth St., Portland,
BURLINGTON OJTS EXPENSES
Docs Away with Ad vert IbIbmT Bureau
la Omaha for tha
Beginning January 1. the headquarters
of the B. I M. In Omaha will be divested
of its advertising department. The ex
tensive work heretofore done will be
transferred to ths headquarters of the Chi
cago, Burlington ft Quincy. Both the ad
vertising agent, Mr. Young, "4 ho goes to
the Milwaukee, and the assistant, Mr.
Fodrea, who becomes assistant to tbe gen
eral advertising man of the Chicago, Bur
lington A Quincy, lay down their duties
here with the last of the year and neither
place will be filled, for the present at leist!
General Passenger Agent Krancla has de
cided to conduct the work of the office
with his regular staff for a month or two,
when hs may select a new advertising
For some months psst the heavy band of
James J. Hill has been felt In the manager
ial affairs of the Burllftgtoa. The well
known policy of retrenchment and central,
tzatlon which has distinguished the sage of
mergers for so many years baa aaaerted it
self and there is little doubt but that from
now on Hllllam In its most radical form
will dominate things on the Burlington, as
It does on the Great Northern and Northern
This policy was observed In Its Inclplency
on the Burlington In tbe transportation de
partment. Tbe consolidation and dispens
ing of trains was about the first evidence
that the magnate from the North Star state
had seized the reigns for good on tbe Bur
lington. On the Northern Pacific and Oreat
Northern train service is cut down to tbe
In some Instances on the Billings branch
Mr. Hill's policy has gone Into effect on
the Burlington and It is a question that
has attracted serious thought from rail
; road men whether this system will be ex
i tenJed along down tbe line,
i Local railroad men are rather outspoken
i In their views on tbe trsnsfer of the bulk
! of Burlington advertising from Our ha to
. Chicago. Tbe sort of advertising that has
I been done at B. A M. headquarters under
; tbe general supervision of Mr. Francis has
' called for tha most emphatic praise and it
1 is insisted that it could be with bo thought
of Improving tbe work that the change
has been made. For tbatwnalter, tbe ad
vertising department here has done a great
deal of work for the two larger offlcea,
! Chicago and St. Louis.
CONGRESSMAN ROBINSON ILL
Omaha Snrsteoa Goes to Madlsoa ta
Perform Operatloa an
Congressman John S. Robinson is suffer. -Ing
with appendicitis and Is to be operated
on at his home in Madison today. Pr.
A. P. Condon of this city received a tele
gram from the congressman yesterday
requesting him to come to Madison to per
form the operation.
Mattress Workers' Ball.
The fourteenth annual ball of the uphol
sterers and mattresa-makers of the cltr
last night In ( relshton hall waa an en
tirely buccessful affair and much enjoyed
by those in attendance. Olmlck s orches
tra furnlvhed the music for .wenly-four
d.Tices. which varied to suit all Instes.
The floor was crowded until after 1 o'clock.
Ai. li. imnuiiHifn wus ntntlir of .ere
monles a ad Sutton promntor. M'ssrs. Ed
Ht irty, J. McGrath. William Poles and
Kuger.e Spencer composed the floor com
mittee, atid W. Huntington, it. Sleepy. C.
Turner and T. McGrath was the committee
Thurston HlUrs Ussrr,
The Thurston Rifles saw the old year out
and weloomed the new year in last rila-nt at
tlitlr armory, 1118 Harney street. There
were nearly Y couples present to cele
brate the occasion and they made the event
a memorable one. In addition to Its being
the New Year's eve purty it was the third
formal dance of the season. In the center
of the mi'gr was the (Jailing gun draped
with flsgs and banked about with palms.
The committee ol entertainment consisted
of Messrs. Parker. Walters. Use. Taylo
nnd Clemens. C'lsen s orchestra furnish
Hoosry Fiantlns; Draak.
Kd Rooney of Brooklyn was drunk and
disorderly lust night and whs arrested by
Tjftertlves Davis and Savage at Twelfth
and Karniim streets. Rooney tried to flgnt
the officers and It was necessary to beat
blm Into submission. The patrol wagon
wus out on another call and the detectives
hnl to walk their prisoner to the Jail. He
struggled all the way to that building and
made a stand In ths hall. Four men put
him In a cell. .
Mrs. McCoy's Will.
The will of the pioneer Nebraskan, Mrs.
Margaret A. McCoy, has been tiled, fcth
gives f0 to the Ieaconrss' Home, 1104 to
the Old ladles' Home. ."i to the Foreign
M'sslonary society ot the Methodist rDunn,
i'l to the Swedish hospital, a cottage and
her furniture to Kllxa C. MC'oy, a
duughter-ln-ls w, and 110 to Jennie Hhipman
fi r the purchase ofa family Bible, In
which her name must be inscribed, it has
been r.-ported that a daughter will contest
Tbe coffee habit b quickly over
come by those who let Grain-O
take its place. If properly made
it tastes like the best ot coffee. No
grain coffee compares with it in
flavor or healthful ness,
TRY IT TO-DAY.
At grocers rarrwhere ; lie. sad Me. par pirtisga.
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