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THE OMAHA PAHA
SCHOOL BOARD IS SPEEDY
Holdi Regular leision ia Leis Than One
Boar' i Tim
NO DEBATE ANO VOTES ALL UNANIMOUS
Trnant Officer Heparte that II la
Bnsy ( al: on Pnpll. Marked
for Absence and Faralah
The Board of Education smashed all
speed racordi and traditions of the body
lat night by finishing regular session
In less than an hour am with shsolutely
no debate and a unanimous vote on every
question submitted. The chief feature of
the meeting was a report submitted by Will
Parker, truant officer. Mr. Parker reported
that from January 1 to Februsry 2S he
(had made 1S2 calls to'-hc homes of pupils
marked for chronic absence, bad put up 100
copies of the antl-clgarette and tobacco
, laws and bad furnished six boys and four
girls with shoes and clothing. Continuing,
'he said: "I keep a record of each case and
- shall furnish a more complete report later.
There Is more important work to do than
'making reports. They will come in later.
- I wish that each member of the board
would ask the principals about my work.''
A request of the Southwest Improvement
club for the school board to sign a peti
tion for the grading of Twenty-fourth
. street south of Leavenworth street In order
that a street railway extension may be
obtained was referred to tbo committee on
; buildings and property and the attorney for
the board, to report at the special meet
ing next Monday evening. The Mason
street school property Is concerned in the
change of grade.
Ordere Sm Fornacea.
Four new furnaces were ordered placed
yn Long and Long annex schools to replace
the old furnaces that are worn out aid In
idsngerous condition. The buildings com-
smlttee will purchase the new equipment.
The same committee was Instructed to
nave two Bra escapes placed on the Omaha
View school in accordance with orders
from the city building Inspector.
A report from the buildings and proverty
committee concerning the request of the
' North Omaha Improvement club that the
school and park boards co-operata and
'-place the school grounds under the charge
of the latter commission, was adopted. The
report stated that the school board would
, be pleased to accept suggestions from the
. park board, but does not consider that It
- bis any legal right to delegate the care of
school property to any other public body.
. , .The board decided to hold a special meet
, Ing Monday evening, March 9, to consider
tbe report of the rules committee on the
revision of the rules, section by section. '
, Chairman Rice of the committee stated
, i that the work was largely In the nature
of a compilation, there being no radical
The contract for drawing Instruments
and supplies for the mechanical drawing
department at the high school was awarded
' to H. J. Penfold for $211.75.
:.', Permission was extended In writing
nine members of the board to the Omaha
View Improvement club to use the south
east basement room of the Omaha View
school for meeting purposes; also to the
May Festival choir for rehearsal each
The application of Mrj. Christine Stover
for a position as census emumerator was
received and placed cn file. , i
INQUEST IN MURPHY CASE
Doctor Describes Woanda Inflicted by
i Knife la MeGalgan'a
The coroner's Inquest In the case of Pat
i rick Murphy, who was fatally stabbed near
' the corner of Fourteenth and Howard
streets last Saturday evening, occupied
'the entire afternoon Monday, during which
. time twelve witnesses were sworn. The
Inquest was continued until this afternoon
.at i o'clock. The examination of wit
' nesses was conducted by Couuty Prose
cutors English and Burnham. Thomas Mc
1 Gulgan, the accused, waa present.
The most Important testimony given waa
that of Dr. W. R. Lavender, who performed
the autopay. In addition to the wounds In
the neck and chest of Murphy's body, the
doctor stated that he found two In the
heart, one penetrating the apex of the peri
. cardlum and another just severing the
- muscles of the heart, which was un
doubtedly inflicted by that organ beating
. against the knife before It was withdrawn.
Another wound one and a quarter Inches
. long, waa found on the right upper arm.
, He aald that the fatal knife thrust was
received while Murphy was In a stooping
position and that death was due to the
wound in the heart.
Among the other witnesses rworn was
Saloonlst Loft man, William Shaw, whom
McGulgan attacked before fighting with
Murphy; Thomas Dal ley, an eyewitness ol
the fight; Jsmes Lowe, who was also as
saulted by McOulgan In the toilet room of
the saloon; Frank Coe. a hackman, who
witnessed the encounter; Pat Simons, John
Williams, A. L. Bronson, who heard Mc
Oulgan'a threat against Murphy; Captain
Mostyn, to whom McOulgaa confessed, and
Sergeant Dempsey, who recovered the knife
which McOulgan admitted having uaed.
The remains of Murphy were shipped to
Boston, Mass., last night.
Boy Has hrg Crashed.
Carl Anderson, the 12-year-o!d son of Kelt
Anderson, living at the Intersection of
6is'y-ttfth and Center streets, fill under a
mm loaded with baled hay yesterday
afternoon at 4 o'clock and aulTercd a
crushed leg, which will probably have to
be amputated, lie was carried Int the
house of T. O. Mcllvane and after Dr.
Peterson had applied a lempurury dressing,
was taken in the police ambulance to tit
Joseph s honpliul. Young Anderson, with
several companions, was returning from
tchoo1 and at Forty-fifth and Center street
was overtaken by a wagon loaded wi.h
hay. He tried to get a ride by Jumping on
at the aide between the wheel. He missed
his hold and fell, the wheel pasting
obliquely over his lower right leg and
ankle. The boy displayed great fortitude.
- lie said that the driver did not know of
the accident, not having een him get on
. . the wagon. The driver is still unidentified.
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WOMAN IN CLUB ANO CHARITY
Even tbaugh ex-membere of the Woman's
club are to be re-Instated without the pay
ment of the Initiation fee, or under an
equivalent condl'lon It Is only the ex
member who hti the temporary good for
tune of being a non-resident, or the woman
who renews her membership before very
long who is to be Invited to the celebration
of the tenth anniversary of the club which
Is to occur April 24. 8uch la the decision
of tke club reached at the open meeting
yesterday afternoon and there was con
siderably more than a quorum present to
vote on the matter, too. Some time ago
tho house and home committee proposed
thst the club celebrate Its tenth anniver
sary with an Informal reception and pro
grsm, srid the proposition was accepted.
This decided, the question arose as to whom
should be included in the affslr and though
the club cannot be accused of being selfHh
with Its privileges. It has seemed advisable
If not generally popular of late, to give alt
womrn who would enjoy Its privilege, to
understsnd that what Is worth having is
worth psylng for. and the directory sug
gested that the Invitation to the celebration
be limited to members and honorary mem
bers. This recommendation was brought
before the house but some felt that while
tho club waa Interested In enlarging Its
memberihlp, this would be a golden op
portunity for Interesting other women, and
It wss proposed that each woman be al
lowed to Invite a friend. There was ob
jection to this, and the outsiders were cut
down to those who had formerly been mem
bers. Again there was objection, and It
was finally decided that It would be the
nice thing to remember the non-resident
ex-members, though attention was called
to the fact thst they probably could vol
attend, and the vote carried that members,
honorary members and non-resldeut ex
members alone, should be asked to the cel
brr.tlon. A report was made of the Wagner lecture !
recitals, by Mrs. William Spencer Crosby I
and general satisfaction expressed at the
creditable accomplishment of the enterprise.
The report waa accepted and a unanimous
vote of appreciation was extended by the
club to Its president, Mrs. F. H. Cole, for
her personal effort that was so Isrgely te-
ponslble for the success of the under
taking. The recent recommendation of tho mem
bership committee that "there shall be an
Initiation fee of $5," was then taken up,
It being announced that this plan would In
clude the other recommendation for de
vising some plan whereby old members
could be re-Instated without again paying
the initiation fee, ss It included the priv
ileges of the remainder of this year as veil
as of next, for $5. which amounted to i.o
more than If the dilatory member hsd paid
her $3 at the beginning of the prjsent etr.
A general discussion followed, sotno ob
jecting to the establishment of such a pre
cedent, arguing that It Is tho steady growth
rather nan the boom that is desirable. The
chairman of the membership committee,
Mrs. Charles Rosewater, then brufl;' pre
sented a few facts to the women assuring
them that the plan Is no menace to the
dignity or stability of the club, aud the
recommendation carried with out little
more argument. There was but little dis
cussion of the financial consideration in
membership and this was effectually :;iio'd
by one member who gave It as her opinian
that if 600 women could afford to pay Si
each for a few French lessonk, they bad
no room for complaint of their club dues.
The afternoon program was then taken
up, it beipg jnj.harge of the l.iparUnca. of
parliamentary practice, Mrs -? W. P. Har
ford leader. A song by Mrs. W. W. Tur
ner opened the rogram wo'.ch consisted
of a drill In the use of the various kinds
of motions, in which ihe entire club wsa
Invited to participate. The attendance was
unusually large and the department em
braced the exceptional rpporttiulty of
'killing two blris with one tone," end
the following resolution waa presented to
Resolved. That the effort to secure' a
building for the Young Women's Christian
association ot Omaha deserves the interest
and contribution!) of every organisation In
The aubject afforded opportunity for the
drill and also for presenting the work,
advantages and needs of the Touog Wom
en's Christian association to a large audi
ence of women whose Interest must be of
value to the project. . Immediately upon its
presentation, objection waa raised to lta
consideration (thia to vary the drill, of
course), and the objection not being sus
tained the discussion was called for, dur
ing which the history and all the phases
of the association were brought out and
Incidentally, In enumerating the advantages
of such a building, one of the women who
knows whereof she speaks, admitted that
the lot and building would cost $100,000.
and that the building would Include an
auditorium suitable and desirable for use
by the Omaha Woman's club a bit of very
Interesting information. Altogether, tho
drill was most profitable, if not aa spirited
as It might have been.
Rev. E. F. Trefi will address the English
literature department of the club at 11
o'clock on Thursday morning, his subject
to be "Tom Moore."
The call is Issued this week for the
Thirty-fifth annual convention of the Na
tional American Woman's Suffrage asso
ciation, to be held in New Orleans, La.,
March IS to 25, inclusive. The convention
goes to New Orleans In response to the
Invitation of the Era Woman's club, many
prominent Individuals and various commer
cial and other representstlve organizations
of men of the city. The Nebraska Suffrage
association promises to be well repre
sented st the meeting, ss It la now among
the most flourishing state auffrage organ
izations. Im ui Back.
This is an ailment for which Chamber
lain's Pain Balm has proven especially
valuable. In almost every Instance It af
fords prompt and permanent relief. Mr.
Luke LaOrange of Orange Mich., says of it:
"After using a plaster and other remedies
for three weeks for a bad lama back, I pur
chased a bottle of Chamberlain's Pain Balm,
and two applicationa effected a curs."
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AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Citj Council Decide, to Tight the Bond
FINANCE COMMITTEE GIVEN AUTHORITY
Mayor Will Be Cilvea Snpport
Medina- the Demand that He
Sign aad Deliver the Re
A meeting of the city council was bold
last night with all members present and
Mayor Koutsky In the chair. While quite
an amount of business wss trsnsacted,
there was little of public Interest done.
About the most Important action was a
motion by Welsh relating to the 1140.000
bond deal. Welsh suggested that the
Usance committee be authorized and em
powered to take such s'eps as in its Judg
ment may be necessary to safeguard tho
interests of the city in the matter of the
mandamus proceedings in the district
court brought by C. Devln Oldfleld. This
action was brought to compel the city
authorlttea to sign an issue of refunding
bonds on the grounds that an alleged con
tract exists. The motion was adopted and
the committee will now go ahead and fight
the proposition through the courts.
The claim of Mary Nestor, filed by her
husbsnd for $5,000, was referred to the city
attorney without any comment.
pennon signed ny a aozen or more
citizens was read concerning the alleged
dangeroua condition of the street and side
walks on Missouri avenue from Fifteenth
to Sixteenth streets. The city engineer
was Instructed to make an Inspection and
vteisn or the judiciary committee re
ported on the old stock Inspection ordl
nance. The report was adverse and the
recommendation was made that another
ordinance be substituted. This was done
nd the new ordinance was read for the
first time. The new ordinance Is ouite
different from the old one in many re
spects. It provides for a bond ef $2,000
and a salary ot $50 a month, along with a
lot more things.
Five grading ordinances were given the
first reading and referred to the judiciary
By motion City Engineer Beat was In
structed to act as building inspector until
further notice and to sea to it that permita
for buildings to be erected were properly
After the appropriation sheet for Feb
ruary had been passed the council adjourned
for one week.
Hone Mast Serve.
According to the way members of the
Library board Interpret the charter. City
Treasurer Howe must serve as custodian
of the library funds. Under the city law
he ia treasurer of the fund alloted by the
city tor library purposes, and this is con
sidered to mean that the Carnegie library
money must be placed In the hands of the
city treasurer. At the present time the
city treasurer is under a bond of $150,000,
and If any additional bond la required to
take care of the Carnegie fund the Library
board will have to pay the premium. It
Is expected that this difficulty will be
settled some time thia week, and then the
draft will be sert east for the first In
stallment of the payments to be made.
Alderman John B. McGuIre ot the Third
ward, Nashua. N. H., writes to City Clerk
Shrlgley asking for information regarding
the pay and emoluments of the .chief of
police of South Omaha. The alderman also
wants to know If there Is any ordinance
regarding the speed of electric cars In
force here. As for the first question, the
clerk answered that the chief here re
ceived $100 a month and that he is per
mitted to collect SO cents tor each prisoner
taken to the county Jail. As for the speed
of eloctrie cars within the city limits, Mr.
McOulre waa informed tbat there is no
ordinance in existence. One of the mem
bers of tha council, who was In the clerk's
office at the time the answer to this letter
waa being dictated, remsrked that what is
more needed Is an ordinance compelling
the cars to run faster thsn they do now
Instead of trying to regulate their high
People Gcttlnc Interested.
Business men In all parta of the city
are getting Interested in the proposed mass
meeting to be called soon by the mayor
for the purpose of devising ways and ucans
for paving Railroad avenue. Since It baa
become known that the government Is se
riously considering the sdvlsablllty of ma
cadamizing the lower road from the south
ern limits of the city to Fort Crook. Inter,
est has Increased. It is expected that
when the date Is set for the meeting the
council chamber will be crowded with busi
ness men who are desirous of seeing a
good road to Fort Crook and Bellevue.
Board of Edacatloa.
There was nothing doing st the Board ot
Education meeting last night. All of the
members were present, but all appeared
to be tame as ktttens and the reported
sensations did not materialize. As was to
be expected. La vert y made a complaint
about the painting bills. In spite of this
protest, one-half of the bill was allowed
and the other half was held up pending
As for the coal bill, which was brought
up by Morrill of the finance committee.
Miller, president of the board, stated that
at the time the board bought walnut
block coal at $5.40, purchasing agents for
the packers were running sll over the two
Omahas trying to buy the same grade ot
coal for $5.50. The letter price was paid
by packer for shlpmenta of coal during
the famine here.
Aside from these two disputed claims
there waa little done, slthougb the ses
sion lasted until psst the usual hour. An
other meeting will be held on March 1C.
Magic t'lly Gossip.
Anthracite c Is now being sold by
local dealers for $11! a ton.
A eon has been born to Mr. and Mrs
Henry Wagner, Fourteenth rnd Jackson
The weighing of sheep in the new sheep
barn at the stick yards commenced yes
terday. John Pattereon superintendent at Swift's
rant, returnol esterday from a visit
with friends In Si Louis.
F. L. Corw.u, superintendent of the
Lnion Stock l'jrda Railroad company, re
turned yeaterdiy from a short eastern trip.
J. 8. Walters, assistant superintendent at
the I'nlon stock yards, lett for Chicago
last nlgui to attend the funeral of a reia
tle. There will be a meeting of the South
Omaha Saloon Keepers' Protective associa
tion this afternoon at the hall, Twenty
tnlrd and N atreeta.
Mrs. Frank E. Jones will give a tea and
social at her home, 60S North Nineteenth
street, on Wednesday afternoon. The pro
ceeas will go for the benefit of the First
Fpcclal services will be held every even
ing for the next two weeks at the German
Uethodlat church, Twenty-fifth and K
streets. All Germans are requested to at
tend these meetings.
Aadltarlaaa laatrart Today.
A meeting of the executive committee of
the Audltotium company Is railed for today
to award the contract for the construction
of the superstructure of the 'julldlng. Ths
meeting would have been held Monday, but
a member of the bulldln committee whicn
has had the matter under consideration
waa unable to be present.
Warka Iktrt taaaca Market.
J. A. I .Add of Fremont waa short changed
la a clever wanner at Us L'uiou aiaUon ,
yesterday evening. whTe he hsd gone to
tane the 11:1a train for his home. As he
stor.d or. the plstffirm a stranger csme tip
and said thst ne wss a collector of old coin
and bills with certain numbers. He akel
I.dd If he had a $:. bill, saying that he
woulil give him W rr cent Increase for it
If It hs.l the right numbers on it. iJidd pro
duced a bill and the other lookrd at It. hut
aid It hsd not the number and rolling It
In his hand gave It bark and went awav.
When the bill was unrolled It wis a tl bill.
I-adrt reported the matter to the police and
Infectives lrummy and Mitchell flnaliv ar
rrntfd Charlea Harlow In the Parker hotel,
ljidd Identified the man At the station he
was found to have In his pockets one of
the confidence padlocks sometimes used.
PARTING WITH THEIR PASTOR
Knnntie Memorial Accepts Hrnlcna
tlon ot Rfv. Mr. Trefa
The following resolution was adopted at
the congregational church meeting In
Kountze Memorial yesterdsy evening:
Whereas, Our beloved pastor, Erfwaid
Frederick Trefs. feels that Ood'a provi
dence calls him to cease his work amjng
hereas. It becomes our dutv to accent
i ruin im mm. nnu
nereas, v e aa a congregation fully n;
predate me raci mat ne has brouuht us
into prominence such aa this churcn had
never Deiore enjoyed; therefore be it
Resolved. That while we regret his K'ing
irum uh, we icci uiui our toss is compen
sated by others' gain; and In acreptliK Ms
t Agnation we do so prax.ng (Ma bi.-ss-
ing upon ms worg in Mis new field.
The meeting was called to act on the
resignation of Mr. Trefz, and in moving
that the resignation be accepted C. A
Patterson said that he had four years ago
moved thnt Mr. Trefz be called to ths pas
torate and he now felt it right that he
should have to close that office. O. Goad-
win, H. G. Ball and Allan Cook were ap
pointed as a committee to draft the resolu
tlon of regret.
In the discussion as to the selection of a
successor for Mr. Trefz the matter wss, on
a motion. left to the church council, with
the understanding that they fill the pulpit
each Sunday with men who are candidates
for the pastorate, in this manner giving
the congregation opportunity to Judge ot
the pulpit oratory of these. It was also
recommended that Rev. Dana C. Jchnson of
Iowa City be asked to preach as soon as
possible. Mr. Trefz's resignation is to take
effect April 12.
IN NORTH PLATTE VALLEY
D. X. Tillotaon of Mitchell Says Dl.
Teralfled Farmlnar la Bclnsr
Takea I p.
D. N. Tlllotson of Mitchell, Neb., Is In
the city, stopping at the Her Grand. In
speaking of the conditions in the North
Platte valley, especially In the vicinity of
Mitchell, he said:
"While we have not had much snow In
the valley from Bridgeport west, the con
ditions have been somewhat peculiar. The
total tnowfall during the entire winter
thus far will not exceed a total of ten
"The past season has been a very good
one along all lines In the North Platte
valley and our people up there are very
well satisfied. At Mitchell alone this year
there have been shipped out 200 cars of
hay and alfalfa and from Mlnatare 250 cars
of the tame product have been shipped.
Aside from these shipments we have
abundaut feed left to supply the feeding
demands ot the cattlemen.
"Our farmers are bow taking up the
policy of diversified farming and such ss
have undertaken it are very much pleased
with the results. We do not undertake to
raise much corn, only, for local consump
tion. It is the intention ot a number of
our valley farmers to -go- Into the cultiva
tion ot sugar beets' the imihg season. They
will be shipped to Orsha Island factory.
Experiments last sessoh in sugar beet cul
ture resulted successfully ' god the beets
tested to the highest grade."
An Epidemic of Whooping; tosgh.
"We have a village here of 200 inhabi
tants and had whooping cough in our
vicinity last winter. I sold on an average
of one dozen bottles per week ot Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy during the entire
winter, and in every instance it gave per
fect satisfaction. J. E. PYLES,
"Merchant, Poolesvllle, Md."
"My three children all had whooping
cough during the epidemic of that disease
In this vicinity last winter, and I gave them
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy with perfect
success. It was the only thing I could find
tbat would relieve the awful backing.
"MRS. C. W. BURCH, Poolesvllle, Md."
Mrs. C. F. Handley of Poolesvllle, Md.,
says she believes her children owe their
lives to Chsmberlain's Cough Remedy. She
used It with her three boys when tbey hsd
whooping cough, during the epidemic ot
that disease there last winter. She has
also used it herself for colds and given it
to her children for croup, and saya it Is
the best remedy she can find.
"My children had the whooping cough
when It was epidemic here last year," says
Mrs. R. O. Pyles of Poolesvllle, Md. "I
gave them Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
and it was entirely satisfactory. It Is the
only cough medicine that keeps the bowels
In a natural and healthy condition. I can
recommend it to every mother."
Laura. Elsie and Lucile Noyes, the chil
dren of Mrs. N. J. Noyes. Poolesvllle,
Md., sll used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
during the epidemic of whooping cough
there last winter. Mrs. Noyes says it gave
the children more relief than anything else
she could give them.
Mr. B. Vnglesbee of Poolesvllle. Md..
used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for
whooping cough last winter and says he
believes it the only cough medicine that
is thoroughly effective.
Craig L. Spencer of Pender and W. C.
Booth of IJncoln rtgtstered at the Mwfard
E. L. Roberts of Gothenburg, Frank E
Ward of Tekamah and W. W. Wilson of
Blair are at tne Merchants.
I). M. Savllle of Westervtile and, A. E
Ebberson of Oakland were last night Ne
braska arrivals at the Murray.
Captain P. W. Davison and Captain R. L.
Hamilton, both of the Twenty-second In
fantry of Fort Crook, are registered at the
Mrs. W. H Parker and Logan A. Parker
of Deadwood, C. J. Anderson and B. J.
Hoffacker, jr , of Cody, Wyo., are at the
- ax ton.
F. J. Johnson of Kellgh. L. E. Xeber
grlll of Evanaton. Wyo., and Mrs C. D.
Evans of Columbus, Neb., were last even
ing arrivals at ths Her Grand.
The DoW Agree fA
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PETERS LEAVES BAC FACTORY
Manager Res After Fifteen Years of
MR. BEMIS PAYS HIM HIGH COMPLIMENT
Plans of Retiring; Manager Xot Fixed,
Bat He May Esgsse la Some Man
nfactarlna; Business tn
The resignation of M. C, Peters ss man
ager of tho Bemls Omaha Bag company, to
lane effect as soon ss possible, has been
accepted ty the company, and Monday
morning 8. A. Bemls of St. Louis arrived
In the city with George N. Roberts of
Cbarlestown, Mass., who will succeed Mr.
Peters ss manager as soon ss the transfer
can be made.
Mr. Bemls said: "The retirement of Mr.
Peters is greatly to our regret. We have
no man in , our employ whom we esteem
more highly. He is one of the best man
agers in the couutry and It was upon his
strong personal appeal tbat we consented
to let him go. He came to Omaha with the
company when it opened in this city and
the development of the business at this
point speaks for his ability."
"The Omaha factory today." continued
Mr. Bemls, "Is probably the best ws have
out of seven bag factories, two cotton mills
and one bleaching house. Its cu put Is not
so large as tbat at St. Louts, but it Is much
more convenient In many respects.
o Other Chance Contemplated.
"The change In managers will make no
change in the policy of the company. We
will follow as closely as we cat. the Hues
laid down by Mr. Peters, which have been
so successful. All of the present employes
will remain with the company If tbey de
sire snd there will be no new faces ex
cept thst of the msnager so far as ws
Mr. Peters said that be retired after con
sidering the matter for a long time. He
came to the city as manager of the Omaha
plant when It was opened, fifteen years
ago, when.it employed twenty . operatives
and occupied three floors of a building 66x
132 feet, while today it employs about 300
operatives snd Its floor space la equivalent
to seventeen stories the size of the orig
inal quarters, the output of the factory
being tenfold the original production.
Regarding his future work Mr. Peters
said that it had not been fully determined
upon, but probably would be in manufac
turing lines and he hoped that it would be
in Omaha, as some of his friends in the
city have signified their willingness to Join
him in any undertaking he may engage In.
GETS SUBSTANTIAL VERDICT
C. II. Hsrgadise Wins Dssisge Case
Agralnat Terminal aad
Yesterday afternoon a jury in Judge
Read's court returned a verdict of S3, 125
for Charles H. Hargadine in bis personal
Injury suit sgainst the Omaha Bridge and
Terminal Railway company. The case has
been on trial for several days and was
given to the jury, Mondsy morning. On
June 21. 1000, Hargadine was Injured by
falling while working on a bridge across
Cut-Off lake for the company. His Jaw
ass dislocated, his mouth smashed, teeth
knocked out and head, neck and back In
jured. Plaintiff contended that the tools
he was compelled to use under protest
were defective snd that he, with one other
man, was compelled to do work in handling
timbers that usually required four men to
set In place. One auch timber gave way
while he was worklns it Into place on thj
cap beams snd he wss knocked oft snd fell
down through the scaffolding and bridging.
Meteoroloairal tammary for Febraary
The meteorological summary for Feb
ruary Issued by the local weather bureau
shows the following:
Temperature The highest was 47 on the
22d; tha lowest, IS' below on the 18th; the
greatest dally range, M on the 17th: the
least dally range, H' on the 3d, and the
mean for February for thirty-three years
Wind The prevailing direction wii north:
Ihe total movement, 7, 111 miles, and the
maximum velocity, torty-one miles per
hour from the north on the 2th.
Precipitation The total for the month
waa 1.13 Inch; the average for February
for thirty-three years. 0.71 of n inch, and
the accumulated deficiency since January
1 is 0.16 of an Inch. February had five clear
days, twelve partly cloudy and eleven
Cbleasro Brokers Fall.
CHICAGO, March 2 -The firm of T M.
Baxter St Co.. a pioneer member of' the
Board of Trade, failed to pay ijs debit bal
ances today and its few remaining trades
were clowd out to meet the dencii.
Ki outalde cuetomers are Involved and tai
liabilities si thujfehl tu b su'all.
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Life out of doora and out cf the games which they play and the enjoy
ment which they receive and the efforts which they make, comes the
greater part of that healthful development which is ao essential to their
happinesa when grown. When a laxative is needed the remedy which is
given to them to cleanse and sweeten and strengthen the internal organ
on which it acts, should be such as physicians would sanction, because its
component parts are known to be wholesome and the remedy itself free from
every objectionable quality. The one remedy which physicians and parents,
well-informed, approve and recommend and which the little ones enjoy,
because of iis pleasant flavor, its gentle action and its beneficial effects, is
Syrup of Figs and for the lame reason it ia the only laxative which ahould
be used by fathers and mothers.
Syrup of Figa is the only remedy which acts gently, pleasantly and
naturally without griping, irritating, or nauseating and which cleanses the
system effectually, without producing that constipated habit which results
from the use of the old-time cathartics and modern imitations, and against
which the children should be so carefully guarded. If you would have them
grow to manhood and womanhood, atrong, healthy and happy, do not give
them medicines, when medicines are not needed, and when nature needs
assistance in the way of a laxative, give them only the aitnple, pleasant and
gentle Syrup cf 1'igs.
Its quality is due not only to the excellence of the combination of the
laxative principles of plants with pieasant aromatic avrups and juices, but
also to our original method of manufacture and as yon value the health of
the little anes, do not accept any of the substitutes which unscrupulous deal
ers sometime offer to increase their profits. "The genuine article may be
bought anywhere of all reliable druggists at fifty cents per bottle. Pleas:
to remember, the full name of the Company
CALIFORNIA FIG SYR.UP CO.
AT THE PLAYHOUSES
"Lovrr'n l.ane at the Rnjil.
Clyde Fitch's effort at a pastoral com
edy, with Its wealth of rural scenery and
Its aggregation of what Y-. Fitch is pleased
to call "types," opced s short engagement
at the Boyd 'ast evening. The piece deals
with the woes of a wife whose husband has
been going the wrong road for a sub-plot
and the difficulties ot a young unmarried
minister In a country town for its major
assault on "the heart interest." As the
husband and wife are happily reunited In
the end, through the influence of the min
ister, and as the village quid nuncs are
thoro-jghly dlscomfltted by the same min
ister and the female ellgiblps of the place
are equally disappointed by him (for he
takes up with a woman from New York;
fancy a Clyde Fitch hero marrying anyone
not from "N'York" it you can!), it Is quite
probable that the play Is sll Us gifted
author intended'it to-be." All the parts are
In good bands 'and the familiar scenes are
Set with the same wealth of detail and
fidelity to the real tbat marked the play
as a scenic success on its production.
Everything moves slong on schedule time,
and the people who were at the theater last
night enjoyed both acting and scenery.
"Lovers' Lane" will be repeated at a mat
inee and evening performance today.
A. Alice, residing at 620 Parlt avenue,
states that he is a cousin of Senator-elect
Allee of Delaware.
Judge Day yesterday granted a decree of
divorce to Minnie B. Jones from Charles
W. Jones on the ground of nonsupport.
Plaintiff was restored her maiden name,
Minnie B. Hamrlck.
Funeral services over the body of Mm.
Isabella Preston were held at the home,
3616 California a:reet, Saturday afternoin a-.
I o'clock. Rev. W. H. Moor of St. Paul s
Episcopal church officiating. The rcmulns
will probably be sent cast.
Harry Siskins of 111! Sauth Thirteenth
street was arrested yeaterday afternoon by
Sergeant Blgwart, who found In his uos
secsion a bicycle which is alleged to belong
to W. W. Freeman of 1S13 North Twenty,
third street. Freman left hla wheel In the
hallway of Labor temple Saturday after
noon. At the annual meeting of the atockholderj
of the Bee Publishing company yesterday
the officers were re-elected for the ensuing
year, namely: Edward Rosewater. presi
dent; Vletar Roeeweter, vice president;
George li. Tzschuck secretary aud treas
urer, and George Y . Linlnger and H. A.
Haskell aa the additional directors.
Jay I). Russell has tiled notice with the
city thst he severely wrenched and sprainei
his left ankle while alighting from a street
car at Twenty nfth and Davenport streets
February 2U at 11:30 p. m. Tne cause of the
accident, he allege, was a depression in
the street. He sttys he Is still confined to
his bed and la under the care of a phy
sician. Mirs McDonald of 210 Bouth Twenty
ninth street. did not have her revolver In a
paper bag with her Inst night a. id so re
turned home without her chatelain pocket
book and tho $4 which it contained. At
about 7 o'clock at Twenty-flfth avenue and
Farnam street, as she was going home, a
negro stole up behind her and sell ng her
chatelain tore it from her belt. He ran
away and turned north on Twenty-fourth
street and Is still at large.
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COLLISION ON A TRESTLE
Accident Occurs on tbe Missouri Paoific
Bear Fort Eco'.t
PASSENGER TRAINS MEET WITH CRASH
Twenty or More l'srnrri Are In
jured In tha - Wreck, but
ooe Are Thouartit to ne
FORT SCOTT. March k Missouri Paclflo
passenger train, No. 45, which left Wichita
yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock for St.
Louis, via Fdrt Scott. Rich Hill and Pleas
ant Hill, collided head-on with a freight
train on a trestle four miles west of Fort
Scott during the night. The. engines were
completely telescoped, but .none ot the pao
senger coaches .JrYtxe tlirjwd. over.
Twcatyi or more passengers, sustained
cuts and bruises, but none are dangerously
hurt. James Garrett of , Eldorado, Kan .
the passenger engineer, lumped.'' end' his
left leg was broken and his right hip dis
located. Walter Smith, a- fireman, was
caught betwoea the tank and baggago car
and aeveral rlba were broken. . The in
jured were brought to Mercy hospital in
The accident resulted from the fact that
the freight crew, unable to run their train
on a siding In time to give the passenger a
clearance, failed to send out a flag.
James Garrett, Eldorado, Kan., passen
ger engineer, left leg broken, hip dislo
cated, minor Injuries.
Walter Smith. Eldorado, Kan., passenger
fireman, two ribs broken, cut and bruised.
H. C. Sleener, Kansas City, baggageman,
face cut, badly bruised.
A. J. Donnelly, Bronson, Kan., arm hurt.
Mrs. P. L. Wright, Fort Scott, fsce cut.
Louis Wright, Fort Scott, hesd bruised.
George F. Humphrey, Ksnsas City, back
W. MoorhcaO Fort Scott, head and back
M. Higglns, Kansas City, back sprained.
J. A. Raga, La Harpe, Kan., cheek cut.
Mrs. J. A. Raga, bruised.
Oeorge Konantx, Unlontown, Kan., face
Charles E. Thomas, Oklahoma City, knee
P. M. Barnett. New York, back sprained.
John Nesl, porter, hip cut.
G. E. Thrall, arm hurt.
Hubert Larder, Fort Scott,, arm hurt.
Albert Carter, Bronson, Kan., back
wrenched and side hurt.
Miss Isa Green, Fort Scott, face cut.
S. O. Strevey, Pleasanton, Kan., nose
E. R. Bates, Adair, Mo., head hurt.
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Keep a good supply of
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It's so easy then to take
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feel a little bilious, or if your
stomach is a trifle out of order.
Just so with the Sarsaparilla.
A few doses will bring back your
appetite, give strength to your
weakened nerves, and relieve
you of that terrible feeling of
And besides there are the
children to think of. A dose
or two at the right time often
means so much.
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