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StlTLtS VAX BR0CKL1X CASE
General OommiUe of Ojnncil Vole to Al
low Claimant Thousand Dollars.
TO END 10NG DRAWN OUT LITIGATION
rnnnrllmrn Itrqnlre Two Honrs for
nisrtisslon of t'aae Bad Lawyer
Cooler Shakes City Halt
Th. meeting of the council, with Burkley
- absent, ai general committee yesterday
afternoon had the flavor of a comic opera.
For two noun the majority of the coun
ellmen present arrayed tbelr wlta against
one another and tried to say funny things.
Julius S. Cooley made a speech so loud
and impassioned that It brought the clerks
from adjoining offices to the doora. What
ever may hare been Its defects It evoked a
decision from -the eommHtee to give Mrs.
Elisabeth V. Van Brocklln $1,000 for per
sonal Injuries, said to have been sustained
la February.. 1899, by falling at Eleventh
and Harney streets on Ice on a itep leading
from the aidewalk.
A petition from the Willow Springs Die-
- tillery company and citizens In the vicinity
of Fourth and Hickory streets asked for a
water main and hydrant, aaying that prop
erty valued at 175.000 owned by them la
onttrely without fire protection. Lobeck
said that Superintendent Hunt of the water
company bad told him the hydrant, as
well aa others, might be placed If the
council desired, but other councilman, de
murred, declaring they did not know ex
actly where the council came In on tha
water question, believing that It waa In
the hands of the new water board. Bo
nothing waa done. The question brought
up another, that of permanent quarters
for the water board, and it waa decided to
fit up a large room on the aecond floor at
present unoccupied. It la on the eaat side
of the corridor and next to tha Board of
Health "Office. . t V-
Brewing? Company Protests.
Attorney- Ogden and Charles Meti ap
peared for tha Meta Brewing company and
- protested against tha proposed closing of
Martha street, at Its Intersection with the
Burlington and Union Paclflo tracks. Tha
council has : planned for a subway under
Bancroft street to tha south, which would
divert the travel from Martha atreet. At
torney Ogden explained that tha closing
of Martha street, where a flagman la now
maintained by tha railroads, would Injur
property; owned by .tha Meta company on
Martha street. " City Engineer Rosewater
stated, that Martha street did not extend
across the tracks, never having been dedi
cated to1, .the otty, and therefore waa no
authorized highway at all at the Intersec
tion with tha tracks. No action waa taken.
It waa decided to aet aside 12,600 from
the general furid for Ak-Sar-Ben lighting.
Thlat la tha amount usually expended for
Frank B. Montgomery, through Attorney
W. A. Saunders, asked 'hat Twenty-seventh
' street be opened from Blnney south, so that
. . he. can exchange a strip of ground fifty
feet wide, and 195 feet long for $300 Interest
- cd regular taxes and about $800 special
. taxes. If this' if dona ha la willing to pay
. ' $70Q regular taxes. s The matter waa re
ferred to a' committee to look up tha ne
!' cesslty of opening the' atreet.
...FAVOR, THE POWER FRANCHISE
North Omaha Improvers Still laslst
on Council Sabnilttlna; Boae-
1 "'''' .water Otdlamneew u
jAmSnl oniftri present . t- la'at night's
,, meeting of the North Omaha Improvement
club were: . Comptroller John Weatberg,
who launched hla candidacy for re-election
.before the club; Councilman Haacall pt tha
" First ward? who aald he called Juat to ae
how tha club handled a councilman It
thought obatreperoua, and he dared, before
concluding" hla , remarka. to- ask tha club
to be more lenient with Councilman Karr,
and Councilman Lobeok, who heard himself
eulogised for having secured mora lrcprove
menta for that end of the city than any
councilman who ever represented the Fifth
i A petition for the extension of the pave
ment on Amea avenue, from Twenty-fifth
avenue to Thirtieth, also on the boulevard
and Twenty-third atreet, la being circulated
and will ba taken, before the council this
.week. It la expected. - v
v Considerable favorable comment waa In
dulged Itf over 'the rapid extension of tha
atreet oar lie northward toward Florence.
It waa reported that 100 men ara at work
en the line, which waa progressing very
favorably. v - '
; A resolution Was adopted recommending
that the. achool .board construct a perma
nent aidewalk along -tha weat aide or the
atreet -between, the; Saratoga achool houee
And Meredith avenue. The condition of lha
walk at present is aald to be such that a
achool teacher waa Injured while walking
'upon that 'Portion of the atreet last week
by falling upon a defective portion of the
evalk. . j i. i ..i. -
The llo'aewaler franchise waa handled
. .during a brief discussion, led by Council
man Haacall, who favored an open door
franchise, though the conaenaua of opinion
.. of those who spoke waa that tha Rosewater
''ordinance ahould be submitted to the vote
-i of the people.
. , : It was announced that the reeular monthly
" entertainment, of tha club would ba given
' 1 In the olub rooma next Monday evening.
The first meeting of the ladles' auxiliary
v was held Immediately following tha aea-
alon of tha club. The newly elected ot-
fleers of the auxiliary are:' Prealdent, Mra.
C. William Pricket; vice prealdent, Mra. J.
Redmon; aecretary. Miss Maud Kimball;
v treasurer, Mra. William McLeod.
. President EUle of the Improvement club
will appoint hla general committees this
' '" week. .--..
t Drives All Before it.
' t Aches and palna fly before Bucklen's
Anlca Salve. So do sores, pimples, bolls.
.' corns and piles, or no pay. 15c. For aala
by Kuhn Co.
- Case ( Selclde.
Tha verdict of the coroner's Jury In the
rasa of 8. R. Mumaugh, who died at the
Thurston hotel Saturday afternoon, and
. which was held Monday afternoon by
' Coroner Br&lley, waa that he came to hla
- death by hla own hand.
, The following marriage llcentes have bean
Name and Address. Age.
William at. Koenlgsbruegge. Omaha. ......21
.. Alma fcUebena, Davenport, la 21
' ("harlea M. Rowley, South Omaha S3
. JJliwito. Bradley, South Omaha 21
r aasai ,11 a
WOMAN IN CLUB AND CHARITY
The Omaha City Mission association Is
contemplating several impm-tant and much
needed Improvementa to the mission prop
erty at Tenth and Capitol avenue, to he
made aa soon aa tha weather will permit.
The lot Is to be Inclosed bv a fence of a
else that will shut out much that Is ob
jectionable In the vicinity; the yard will
be leveled up and pnt In shape for a play
ground; the city water and aewer pipes
will be extended to add these conveniences
to the building, and an addition will be
built at the rear of the present building
to be used for bath, fumigating and atore
rooms. These Improvements have long
been needed and the lack of them has been
a serious handicap to the' work. The ab
sence of a fence haa mado It Impossible to
control the yard or regulate play hours for
the smaller children, while the lack of
fumigating and store rooms has seriously
interfered with the work of supplying
clothing to the needy of the vicinity. The
miscellaneous contribution of clothing
makes fumigation imperative, and a dry,
aafa place to atore these things la equally
necessary. Perhaps most Important of all
Is the bath room. Coming, aa many of the
children do. from homea that consist of
one or two little rooms that almost In
variably must accommodate a large family
and frequently members of other families
too, tha bath la practically unknown, the
reault being not only unpleasant but a
positive menace aa well. The claaa work
haa beea especially profitable this winter,
and, while much of It will be suspended aa
soon aa warm weather comes. It Is Miss
Magee'a Intention to supply other Interesta
for the summer that will keep the children
together and enable her to keep in touch
with them until the work opens again In
The local board of St. Louis for the en
tertainment of the biennial convention of
tha General Federation of Women'a Clubs
haa recently had accessions to its mem
bership of representatives of three alumnae
associations, Mary Institute, Forest Park
university and Montlcello, the hoard now
representing nine federated cluba and asso
ciations. Following Is the complete list
of officers and directors: President, Mrs.
Philip N. Moore; first vice president, Mrs.
Anthony H. Blaladell; second vice presi
dent, Mrs. Edward Taussig; third vice
president, Mra. William M. Jones; tecord
lng aecretary. Miss Cornelia Fisher; cor
responding secretary, Miss Sarah I Tower;
treasurer, Mrs. Hobart Brlnsmade. Di
rectors Mrs. W. W. Boyd, local member
of Oeneral Federation Biennial board; Mrs.
W. R. Chi wis, M. F. W. C; Mrs. Edward
A. Wilson, Wednesday dub; Mrs. William
Stockbrldge, Monday club of Webster
Groves; Mra. George W. Parker, Montlcello
8tudenta' association; Mrs. Innls Hopkins,
Forest Park University Alumnae and Stu
dents' association; Miss Carrie R. Howard,
Mary Institute Alumnae association.
Mra. James L. Blair of St. Louis, presi
dent of the Board of Lady Managers of the
World's fair, will arrive in -Omaha on Fri
day and will be tha guest of, Mrs. E. A.
Cudahy until 'Sunday. Mra! Blair cornea to
attend the last of the Lenten mualcalea.
It la aald that Mra. Blair will Invite Mra.
Roosevelt and Miss Alice Roosevelt to ba
her guests during the dedicatory exercises
of the exposition. During a recent vlatt
to Washington Mra. Blair met Mra. Roose
velt several times and it la understood
that If tha Invitation Is accepted ahe will
entertain her guests at her beautiful coun.
try Place, "Stancote,".nqar Kirk wood.
The dlaouaalon of Real' charities 'was con
tinued at Monday afternoon's meeting of the
political and aoclal aclenca department of
the Woman's olub, the work of the Child
Saving Institute being presented by Rev.
A. W. Clarke and that of the Creche by
Mra. Walker. Mrs. Tllden presided.
CHURCH JANITOR AND ART
Special Commit! Will Endeavor to
Straighten Ont Their Tangled
The trouble In the First Methodist church
between Janitor Innls and Choirmaster
Kelly has reached a special committee,
which has been requested by; tha musle
committee and tha board of trustees to set
tle all differences between the conflicting
psrties. ' . '
' There waa a mass meeting at the Com
mercial club 'rooma Monday afternoon at
which the trustees, the mualo committee
and the pastor were present. Tha matter
waa gone over, but no facta other than
thoaa previously published were developed
and three membera of the board were re
quested to hear both partlea and make
recommendation to tha full board. The
membera do not dealra to have their names
announced until after a decision haa been
Mortality Statist lea.
The following births and deaths have been
reported to the Board of Health:
Births Henry Hawley, 6313 North Twentv
fourth, boy: Joseph Hlackman. 1914 South
Twenty-ninth, girl; William Lelohmann, S818
Karnam, girl; Mathew A. Tuley 2S1 Chi
cago, girl; ljawrenee Pronx. 116S North
Seventeenth, boy; William Grsen, $243 Har
Death-M. O. King. ar.. 50U North Thir
tieth, 79; Samuel R. Mumaugh, Thurston
hotel, 88; Joseph N. Pleasants 2i9 Harney,
42; Dr. Charles E. Henshsw, 2:26 Dodge,
M: John Freldey, 1324 Caae, 76; Roger Jack
son, Dodge, 26; John Harrington. St.
Joseph s hospital, 62; Mra. Laura Mlllage,
died at HasUngs, Neb.. 63.
Entirely Too Levins.
T. J. Garney of Schuyler, rb., owes his
arrest last night to an amorous Jag, which
he had acquired on East Farnam street.
When he happened along by Dwyer's sa
loon at Twelfth and Farnam streets he wss
so much Influenced by the liquid cheer that
Mrs. Francea Gagllo, who runs a fruit stand
there, looked good to him and aroused
plaaaing emotions in hla breaat. He is said
to have cleared a box of oranges at a leap
and folded Mrs. Gagllo close to his heaving
breath, and held her tight despite her loud
spoken disapprobation. When she could,
sne hunted up a policeman and had Oarney
arrested. He was charged with being drunk
and insulting a woman.
Iajared ay a Fall.
Fred Kelly of 420 South Nineteenth street,
an employ In tha barn of Heafey 4k Heafey
rut a deep two-Inch gash on the back of
hla head at 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon
by a fall on the curbing at the Intersection
of eighteenth atreet and 8t. Mary's avenue.
Tha Injured man, who waa at first uncon
scious, waa tsken to the police ststton and
Burgeons Vane and Jungbluih tied up a
small artery which had been severed and
bound up the wound. Kelly Is subject to
fainting spells and hla fall was due to one
of theae attacks.
TUE ..OMAHA ..nAIIA" . JlEEi. TUESDAY,
CREIGIITON IS STILL FIRST
Bep:e?e3tative of Cm ha School Again
WToi State Oratorical Con tit.
SECOND TRY DOESN'T CHANGE RESULTS
effort to Stralahten Ont Mntldle Over
Lincoln Derision Ends In See
end Victory for Crelghton
Creighton college, with Thomas F. Mc
Oovern, led In the second contest of the
Nebraska Collegiate Oratorical association
last night at Creighton hall, the decision
of the Judges being: First, Creighton; sec
ond, Wesleyan; third, Bellcvue; fourth,
Cotner; fifth, Doane; sixth. Grand Island.
The judges were: Composition Ross
Hammond of Fremont, Rev. K. Van Dyke
Wight of Hastings and P. F. Doyle of Lin
coln. Delivery F. A. McLean, of South
Omaha, W. H. Clemmona of Fremont and
Bmmett Flnley of Council Bluffs.
It waa the aecond oratorical contest to
decide on the representstlve of Nebraska
colleges at the Interstate contest to be
held at Cleveland, O., May 1. The first
contest waa held at Lincoln January 30.
At that time one at the Judges Ignored
some of tha ralea established for grsdlng
papers and placed three conteatanta In
aecond place. Thla gave Creighton first
place, Cotner second and Doane third,
which waa the reault announced. Then the
mistake of the Judge waa discovered and
Lyle I. Abbott waa called upon to decide.
Hla decision gave Creighton first place on
pointa, Cotner aecond and Doane third.
Again objection waa made and after con
siderable argument, during which one of
the colleges offered to submit tha question
to the decision of the Judges of the su
preme court. It waa decided aa the beat way
out of the misunderstanding to hold an
other contest. In the meantime the officers
of tha association had given to Frank
Montgomery, Crelghton'a representative,
the cash prise and the credentials which
would causa him to be recognised aa the
repreaentatlva of tha Nebraska association
at the Interstate contest. . When the second
conteat waa agreed upon by the representa
tives of the colleges he flatly refused to
have any part In It. claiming to hold the
first place without question and saying that
It there must be another contest It should
be for aecond place. While tha represent
atives of Creighton sympathised with him
they could do no more than abide by the de
cision of the association board, and Thomas
F. McOovern waa, after considerable dis
cussion with the representatives of other
colleges, substituted for the original or
ator. Rutherford B. McWhorter took the
place of Theodore Cooper of Bellevue col
lege, but with these exceptions the repre
sentatives of the colleges were the same aa
at Lincoln, aa follows: W. L. Melllngway
of Cotner. Miss Florence B. Hopewell of
Grand Island, Mrs. Minnie T. England of
Wesleyan and Arthur F. Gulliver of Doane.
Competitors Had Much fjnpport.
University hail was filled to overflowing
with tha f rlenda of. the alx Schools in tha
association, each achool aending . a large
delegation, the membera of which war
aeated together and from. Ume to time
gave college yella to lot their friends In
tha other parte of the hall, know that tbey
were taking a lively Interest In the contest
- The first number on the program, whl?h
followed the Introductory remarks of J.
MacD. Wheeler, who presided, waa by the J
representative of Cottier university, W, L.
Meljinger, who spoke of ;'Xha Mission, of
Combines." .' 2lj'''i'"..?.i ) : '
Rutherford B. .McWhorter 1 of, BeHeVuo
college, who, came next, apoke ot Booker
The third speaker was" Miss Florence
Hopewell of Grand Island . college, who
spoke of "The Southland'a Burden." After
thla came a aong by the Bellevue quartet,
Oft In tha Stilly Night."
The fourth speaker waa Mrs. Minnie T.
England of Wesleyan university, who spoka
of "The Statesmanship of Alexander Ham
ilton." . "
Arthur F. Gulliver of Doane college was
the fifth speaker and hla thema waa "David
The last of the contestants waa Thomas
F. McGovern of Creighton, whose theme
waa "Principles and Patriots."
Following this addresa Elmer Umstead
playod a piano ' aolo, tha sextet from tha
opera "Lucia dl Lammermoor." Thla was
followed by a recitation by D. J. Hurley,
whose humorous selections held the au
dience until tha decision ot tha Judges waa
CALLS TRANSFER FRAUDULENT
lodge Declarea Kanaaa Mntnat Life
Mast Laally Be Heor
, aa!al. .'"
TOPEKA, Kan., March M. Judge Hook
of the United 8tatea district court today
rendered a final decree in tha case Insti
tuted by D. M. Dugan against the Kanaaa
Mutual Life Insurance company, for which
receivers have been appointed.
The decree declarea the trsnsfer to the
Kansaa Union Life company waa fraudulent
and dlrecta that tha reorganisation ot the
company ba conducted under tha provisions
of he law governing such ' casea. The
trustees, or receivers, ara directed to aak
the 7,600 policyholder for their idea of re
organisation, v .
THURSTON'S DAUGHTER WEDS
Rnaa Away with Man of Her Choice,
Tkosgk the Encasement
WASHINGTON, March 28. Announce
ment waa made today of the secret mar
riage In Rockville, Md., on March 18 of
Ernest H. Coolldge ot Washington and Mlsa
Jean M. Thurston, daughter of former
United Statea Senator Thurston of Ne
braska. In a statement made tonight by Mr.
Thurston, the bride's father. It waa aald
tha young people had been engaged for
aome time, with the entire approval of
their respective families. Miss Thurston Is
17 years old.
Henderson li Bi tha Oratar.
CINCINNATI. March 23 Owing to a
rhunge in the time for the unveiling of the
staue of General William T. Hherman from
May next to October 16. because of tha In
ability of President Roosevelt and his cab
inet to be present In May. General Gren
vllle M. Dodge, prealdent of the Society of
the Army of the Tennessee, has ordered a
postponement of the meeting from Mav till
October 16, at Washington. The orator will
be Colonel D. B. Henderson.
Coal Trails Decreases.
PHILADELPHIA. March 33. -A decrease
In the hard coal Until re Is enabling the
Reading company to fill the bins at Land
tngvilte. Pa., and other atorag yards. The
Co I shipments over the Ilea. ling main line
have Dean reduced from lvJ.uuo to 7,uuo cars
weekly and larg quantltlea of chestnut,
pea and buckwheat have recently been
stored. There is a heavy demand for an
thracite In the weat, which is being regu
larly supplied. .
earlet t'vcr ta t kicag.
CO ICAQO. March 23. Scarlet fever Is
still raging In Lake Forest In spite of the
strict obaervanc ot the regulations of the
hoard ot Health. Ten new casa de
veloped during the last week.-. A member
ot th board aald today that the quaran
tine would b extended for another period
of thr weeks at last. and that public
aohuola. libraries. churcUas and olutZ iilacee
ot gaUwlng will remain closed.
COURT, OPENS JAIL DOORS
Wen Committed fcy 4b Mlssaarl Hons
ara Released by Sapreme
JEFFERSON CITT. Mo., March 23 1. L.
Page, newspaper corespondent, and Cola
Hickox, senate clerk, who were committed
to Jail last week for contempt ot the house
of representatives In refusing to answer
question put by that body, were released
by the supreme court today on a writ ot
The investigation in the house grew out
of charges of bribery In connection with
the enactment ot certain legislation. Page
and Hickox, who refused to anawer quea
tlona put by the Investigating committee,
were sent to Jail. A writ of habeas cor
pus waa applied for laat week and today,
after brief arguments. Chief Justice Rob
inson and Justice Gantt' ordered the release
of the prisoners without retiring for con
sultation, v 1 ,
. Judge Robinson stated that there waa
aome conflict in authority regarding habeas
corpus In this case, but that the great
weight of authority appeared to the court
to protect a witness and left to a witness
to Judge tor himself aa to what questions
he shoald or ahould not answer. In dis
charging the prisoners the court held tbst
they could stand on, their constitutional
rlghta and protect themselves.
. Before the legislature adjourned alne dte
at noon today. Judge Haiell of the Coles
county circuit court convened the grand
Jury in tha special session to Investigate
tha c bargee of boodllng which have been
openly made against the legislature.
Judge Haxell'a Instructions to the Jury
cover, twenty typewritten pages. He aald
Tou are summoned in extraordinary ses
sion that you may Investigate certain mat
ters which have been brought to the atten
tion of the public through recent develop
ments In the house of representatives of
the state of Missouri. It has been charged
on the floor of the houve of representa
tives that there were being practiced dis
honest methods In securing certsln legis
lation pending before that body, and these
matters will be taken up by you and care
You gentlemen will not be deterred from
performing that duty because there la a
threat hanging over the cltlsena of Jeffer
son City and Cole county in reference to
the removal of the capital from your midst.
The honest people residing In Mlrsotirl will
not permit the capltol to be removed from
our city and county simply because you
have done your duty In fnvestlgstlng the
charges made against legislators, and
bringing them ta the bar ot public Justice,
If you should find that they are guilty of
any wrong doing.
Instructions were also given to investi
gate Sabbath-breaking, the operation ot
bucket shops, gambling, lotteries, etc.
Thus far the , following witnesses
have been summoned, for examination:
Representatvea Ben Lulg, L. J. Tlcha
cek, T. J. Leonard and Richard Collins, all
of St. Louis; Hugh Stephens, Slmcoe Rey
nolds and E. Scott of Jefferson City, Clerk
Cole Hickox of the state senate, and I. 1
Page, a newspaper correajondent.
. In the course of that part of the charge
relating to Sabbath desecration, the Judge
aald: . . .' -
. To take into consideration whether the
legislature, doing Its work on Sunday, Is
compelled to perform auch labor aa a work
of necessity or charity, and it Is very es
sential, as we will emphasize In this charge
to the grand Jury, that the Sabbath In a
Christian land like this should be observed
and that bad examples In high quarters are
detrimental to good government and beget
Ideas that are at variance with our Ideaa ot
liberty and good government. . ,
BRYAN AND CLEVELAND BID
Farmer President -and Hla Woald-B
Successor1 Asled to Meet
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...j'.fci i. ; .-. ells o n i'. 'liV ,
NEW YORK, M"arli ,a3. Invitations -to
the Brooklyn Democratic, club dinner on
April 11 have been sent to former Presi
dent Cleveland, William J. Bryan. Senator
A. P. Gorman, former Senator David B.
HU1,: former Attorney General Richard
Olney, Mayor Carter H. Harrison of Chi
cago, Mayor Tom L. Johnson of Cleveland
aad other democrats of national prom
inence. . ,
To Investigate Kaapp's Case,
HAMILTON, 0.r March 21 The special
grand jury to Investigate the case ot A. A.
Knapp, tha confessed murderer, waa Charged
by Judge Belton and retired at 10 O'clock
today. Tha . Jury investigated the 8amuel
Keeler wife murder today and will take up
Knapp'a caaa tomorrowi-
Judge Baxter has given May Kuhn
divorce from Byron on the ground of
cruelty and Lena Coates divorce from J.
Frank. Coates on the ground of abandon
ment. In tha latter case the father Is re
strained from meddling or Interfering with
the children, Herman and Louise,
Jennie Orosa petitions for divorce from
Lafayette, alleging cruelty and abandon
ment. They were married at Hiawatha,
Kan., September 21, 1892, and Mrs. Gross
affirms that her hurtiand Is drawing Ills
per month from the-Missouri Pacific and
she would like part ot it aa alimony.
Harry E. Moores, western pasaenger
agent for the Wabash, will send his prise
bulldog, Woodcoate Sirdar, to Chicago to
night to enter htm In the dog ahowi of the
Chicago Kennel club on March 26, 26. 27 and
28. Great thing are expected ot the dog
since his remarkable showing in New
York, where he received a V. H. C.
Judge Munger, M. L. Learned, Henry
Homan, deputy United State marshal, and
Oeorge H. Thummel, circuit court clerk, re
turned Saturday evening from' a week'a
hunt In the vicinity of (.'larks. They
brought home an abundance ot game and
experience with tha weather, atorlea of
high water and a good time generally. -
8. A. Allen, who hurried Into tha police
atatlon to ascertain the charge lodged
against Nettle Miles, arrested for grand
larceny, was hustled quickly Into a cell on
the charge of vagrancy. He waa being
hunted when he happened to rush into tha
station. 4He will be held until Tuesday, aa
he Is supposed to know something regard
ing the Miles woman's offense.
Clark Curtis, living fct Sixteenth and Burt
Streets, is an Incorrigible., in the eyes ot tha
police, end was locked up last night.. This
small prisoner was arrested with a basket
bag In his possession, which contained five
old bottlea he admitted had been stolen
from the Junk shop at Fifteenth and Web
ater streets by his brother while he waited
a block away to receive the plunder. ,
The Omaha police were notified Monday
afternoon that Kva Clark, the S-year-oll
girl who waa reported by her mother to
have been stolen during the morning, had
been returned to her parent. The little girl
was placed on a car for Omaha, but fell
asleep and did not awaken until ahe had
reached Twenty-fourth street and Ames
avenue. She was identified and returned to
The animosity which which Frank Btinner
cherished against M. Frauthen cost him
to and coats In police cojrt yeterday morn
ing. Stlnner labored under the impression
that Krauthen was paying too much at
tention to hla wife and decided to prevent
it. When Krauthen waa walking near Six
teenth and Douglas streets Stlnner shied a
brick at him. but mlased. Then, creeping
behind Krauthen, he hit htm with a billy.
Officer Klsaane saw tha assault and took
Stlnner Into custody.
Arming himself with a pocketful ' of
stones. II. G. ilillman stationed himsolt
near the corner of Thirteenth and Chicago
streets and Killed the mtfstlea at every ona
who chanced to pass In that vicinity.
Owing to hla intoxicated condition he
failed to inflict any Injury. He was dis
covered by a policeman and was being
taken to the station, when he objected, put
ting up a fierce resistance. When searched
at the atatlon two large rocks were found
In his pockets. Judge Berks gsve him a
lectur and alao a fine of 15 and costs thla
TO ODD! SIZES
Test for Yourself tlic Wond.rful
Curative Properties of Swamp-Root
To prove what Swamp-Root, the World-Famous Kidney, Liver and Bladder
Remedy, Will do for YOU, Every Reader of The Omaha Bee
May Have a Sample Bottlo FREE.
JJ WILLIAM MOOREi 111 AtROLMaJM B W- F R CD EN BO ft G.HJtJf
L CHItf. -J I ) I f L OOUMPBMAM.
Gentlemen Some two years ago I was so run down that I lacked strength, had no appe
tite and could not sleep nights. Sometimes it seemed as though my back would break in two
after stooping. I had to get up many , times during the night to urinate and go often during
the day. After having the best physicians prescribe for me without relief, I decided from my
symptoms that the medicine I needed was Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great kidney, liver
and bladder remedy. After trying a sample bottle with good results, I purchased six bottles
of the regular, size, and after taking them was entirely cured. Swamp-Root is a wonderful
remedy when a man is not feeling well, after exposure or loss of sleep and irregular meals. It
is also a great' medicine to tone up a man's system. Other members of the police force are
using and recommending Swamp-Root. They, like myself, cannot say too much in praise of
this great remedy. k
The officers (whose signatures accompany this letter), as well as myself, thank you for the
good you have accomplished in the compounding of Swamp-Root. . ,
We remain, yours
To Dr. Kilmer Co.,
, N. Y. ACL
OfBcera of the Blnghamton, N. T., Police Department.
If you are sick or "feel badly," begin taking the famous,
new discovery, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, because -aa soon as
your kldneya are well they will help all the other organs to
health. A trial will convince anyone.
Weak and unhealthy kldneya are responsible for more sick
ness and suffering than any other dlaeaae, therefore, when
through neglect or other causes, kidney trouble Is permitted to
continue, fatal results ara aure to follow. . Kidney trouble Ir
ritates tha nerves, makes you dizxy, restless, sleepless and Ir
ritable. Makes you pass water often during the day and
obliges you to get up many tlmea during the night. Unhealthy
EDITORIAL NOTICE Swamp-Root," the great kidney, liver and bladder remedy, la so remarkably successful that a
special arrangement haa been made by which all of our readera who have not already tried it may have a aampla bottlo sent
absolutely trea by mall. Also a book telling all about kidney and bladder troublea and containing many of tha thouaanda upon
thouaanda of testimonial letters received from men and women cured by Swamp-Root. In writing, be aura and mention that
you read thla generoua offer In The Omaha Dally Bee when aending your name and address to Dr. Kilmer ft Co., Bingham-
'if you are already convinced that Swamp-Roct la what you need, your can purohase the regular fifty-cent and, an dollar
alsi bcttl-sa at the drug storea everywhere. Don't make any mistake, but remember the name, Swamp-Root Dr. Kilmer a
Swamp-Root and the address, Blnghamton, N. T., on every bottle.
FIRE WAKENS HOTEL GUESTS
Early Ones Have Jast Retired la Barker,
When Alarm it Bounded.
DAMAGE TO BUILDING IS NOT HEAVY
Two People Overcome by Smoke, bat
are Revived Without Hack Dlf
flealty Origin at Blaae. a
The Barker hotel startled everyone at
10:30 o'clock laat night by atartlng in on-a
blase ot glory from tha rear upper atory.
But tha blase waa aubdued without aerloua
damage to the building, and while tha fire
men were at work tha usual amusing and
stirring scenes were being enacted In tha
corrldora which go with a night hotel fire
which la not dangerous. Tha damage to
tha building will run between $1,600 and
$2,000, largely through water, and eight or
ten guests and employee of tha hotel lose
nearly their whole wardrobea. Fourteen
rooma were mora or less damaged by tha
blase, with aome partitions burned through
and a piece of the root gone.
Tha lira originated In a atoreroom at the
top of the central atalr and elevator abaft.
Tha cause is unknown. Oeorge Hart, a
driver for the Fred Bush Transfer Company,
and Electrician H. C. Lntsenberger of the
Orpheum were rendered unconscious by
smoke, but suffered no aerloua injury. Tha
building is tha property of the Joaeph
Barker estate and ia Insured, with con
tents, for $20,000. The hotel Is managed by
Frank Barker. There were about ISO
guesta. ' ;
A. B. Tonholm thinks that he was tha first
to give tha alarm.- S. A. Hanson, who
roomed with Tonholm, aaya that ba waa
awakened by tha crackle of flames and a
red glare through the transom. Ha waked
hla roommate, who opened the door and
ahouted Bra. Othera were awakened and
began to ahout. Carl Frlsbie, the small
elevator boy, bearing the ahout a, ran hla
elevator up to the third floor and, seeing
the fire, ran down to the clerk, William
Oordon, who turned In the alarm. Man
ager Barker, who rooma on tha aecond Door,
waa one of the first about. Most of the
guests on the top floor were able to make
their eacape by ona Of tha stairways, but
8. E. Mitchell ot Chicago was cut off and
used tha fire eacapa which opened from his
room. "Baldy" Sowers and Harry Smith,
who roomed next the atoreroom, also were
forced down tha fire eacape. A. F. Robin
eon ran through the hallway to tha atalra
and waa burned slightly on his hand. Tilly
Lett, the pastry cook ot tha hotel, ia said
to have become frantic With fear and to
have tried to Jump through a window.
Hanson and Tonholm, after atartlng the
alarm, looked to their own aafety. They
made a rope of sheets which would not
have reached to within three floors ot the
alley. Tonholm alao dropped his vest, with
his watch In It, coat and overcoat out tha
window. They were later returned to him
by Detective Drummy, who found them.
Hanson and Tonholm finally escaped by the
Two ara Overcome.
After the flames bad been practically put
out Fireman Oeorge Blmpson found Hart
lying on the floor of hla room In a semi
unconscious condition. Ha waa carried
down to tha bar and Police 8urgeon Jung
bluth aummoned. At the same time the
workers on the aecond floor aaw another
maa atagger ta tha bead of tha atalra and
fall. He waa taken down and revived after
about a half hour's work by artificial
respiration. ' This waa Lutaepberger, who
roomed on tha floor Immediately under the
fire. He waa absent whsn tha fire began,
bat ran down to the hotel and .demaadad
ta ba .allowed to go tip atalra.. Thla as
refused by tha policeman on watch. Luts-
Chief of Police.
eoberger than went 1 to tha rear and as
cended the fins -escape. It la hard to un
derstand . how - he became overcome with
amoke, as the fire wm practically out be
fore hla arrival. He waa in the Arcade
hotel at tha time of the recent fire.
Policeman McDonald had a narrow escape
from a large piece of heavy skylight glass
which sailed past his shoulder aa he waa
holding a hoae. While the firemen were
busy In the hotel tha Dfty-flve-foot exten
sion ladder which had been raised against
the front of the building waa blown over
by tha wind. Luckily there were a num
ber of telephone and other wlrea running
obliquely from the polea to the building
and theae stopped tha heavy ladder with
out any damage being done.
REST FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
Bwrlne; Vacation Will Begrla March
Twenty-Seventh, and Extend
. to April Sixth.
Announcement haa made from the office
of the superintendent -of publlo instruction
that the spring vacation in - tha publlo
achoola will begin Friday, March 27, and
laat until Monday, April 6.
. THE) REALII MARKET,
INSTRUMENTS placed on record Monday,
Warranty Deeds. '
Brattleboro Savings bank to J. P.
Smith, lot , block 13. Brigga' Place.. $ 850
Flora H. Brown and husband to Anna
R. B. Lindsay, lot 1 in nefc, 7-15-13.... 2,100
C. A. Pratt and wife to Ernest Hawk-
Insnn, nVi lot a, block , Bhull s Id
Cathne Kal and husband to John
Lemka. lots 1 to 4, block 6, Millard.. 700
B. H. Hastings and wife to J. U I.a
soma, lota 1 and a, block 2, Burling
ton Center 275
Lawrence Qreen and wife to W. A.
Walte. lot 10, block 26. 1st add. to
Corrlgan Place 700
J. T. House et al to Jacob Keller, eVi
ne ne4 4-l-lJ ; 650
L C. Munger and wife to Ida F.
Curtis, lot 4, block 117. Dundee Piece 1
J. F. Costelo to Frederick Lee, lots 19,
20 and 21. Fayette Park 1
E. J. Sullivan to J. E. Christy, lot 2,
block 1 Orchard Hill 1,500
C. W. Wfller and wife to T. W. Curtis,
lot 3, block 160, Bouth Omaha 1,250
Jacob Keller and wife to Adam Cook,
S50 feet of nflf feet of wH2 feet lot
7, block 14, Improvement Association
Joseph Kolar and wife to John Novak,
lots 1 2, 22 and 24 and t)20 feet lots
t and 22. block 2 Fayette Park 18&
Q. II. Ang 11 and wife to E. M. Martin,
I... t I . . L. . I I 1 1 I . . I 1 J ., X , A ,M
Unit Claim Deeds.
A. I Anthony and wife to W. W.
Mcllvalne, lot 18, block 124, Dundee
Sheriff to Oeorge Dans, lota 1 and 2,
block t. Myers, R. 4 T.'s add 1,112
O. W. Loomls, guardian, to O. C.
Olsen, lot 1, block 2, Isaac at S.'a add. B93
Total amount of transfers..
a mother should be a source of joy to all, but the suffering and
danger incident to the ordeal makes its anticipation one of misery.
Mother's Friend is the only remedy which relieves women of tho great
pain and danger of maternity ; this hour which is dreaded as woman's
severest trial is not only made painless, but all tho danger is avoided
by its use. Those who use this remedy are no' longer despondent or
gloomy; nervousness, nausea and other distressing conditions are
overcome, the system is made ready for the coming event, and the
serious accidents so common to the critical
hour are obviated by the use of Mother's nflAfffkkavwA
Friend. "It is worth its weight in gold," dlc0Pir 2
says many who have used it. fi.oo per If Li Vr alias VI VT
bottle at drug stores. Book containing
valuable information of interest to all women, will
be sent to any address free upon
DIUDFICLO flZQULATOR OO.,
kldneya causa rheumatism, gravel, catarrh of the bladder, pain
or dull acha In the back, Joints and muscles; makes your head
ache and back ache, causes indigestion, stomach and liver
trouble; you get a aallow. yellow complexion, tnakea you feel aa
though you had heart trouble; you may have plenty of ambi
tion, but no atrength; get weak and waata away.
Swamp-Root Is pleasant to take and la used ia the leading
hospitals, recommended by physicians In their private practice
and la taken by doctora themselves, because they recognise In
it the greatest and most tuccessful remedy that aclenca has
ever been able to compound.
SIX MEN KILLED .IN MINE
Explosion of Gat ii the Causa of the
Aooident . -, .
ONE OTHER MAN IS BADLY INJURED
Oaa la Known to Exlat and Accident
Occurs While Attempt la Being;
Made to Parity the
SPRINGFIELD. III., March 23. A terri
ble explosion of gaa In tha mine ot tha
Athena Coal company at Athens, Menard
county, twenty miles north ot Springfield,
toUy resulted In the death ot six man and
ona being seriously Injured.
The dead are:
DAVID MTERS. . ..
An entry In the mine had been for aome
time atopped up on account of gaa, and
thla morning an atempt waa made to open
it by drilling another entry, in order to
allow air to enter and tha gaa to escape.
While engaged In this work a miner fired
through to tha atopped up chamber, caualng
a terrific explosion of gaa, which bad ac
cumulated in the chamber. Nine men were
In tha mine at tha time and aa a result of
the xeploslon alx were killed outright and
Joernjnlch waa badly Injured. Two men
escaped. Some ot the men killed were
100 fet away from where tha explosion oc
Fire aad Police Matters.
At the meeting of the Board of Fire and
Police commissioners last night Messrs.
Broatch, Bpratlin and Thomas were pres
ent. Bills for the two departmenta for
various expendlturea during the month
were approved, aa were also the minutes
ot ssveral previous meetings. This was
for the purpose of making complete, the
records of the retiring clerk. Mr. Klerstead,
who ceased his connection with the board
after laat nlght'a meeting. Nils Johnson, a
pipeman of hoae company No. 4, and H. II.
Cunningham of the police department weru
alloweo ten days' leave of absence. R. g.
Oray, who waa next on the substitute list
of the Are department, was given sixty
days' probation on the active list.
KILL Peter, aged 76 years.
Funeral Wednesday morning, March 25,
at 8:su a. m.. from family residence 7l
! Pacific atreet. to Bt. Mary Magdalene
11. 1 1 J 1 . II. 11111 111. Ill, ULI ..iiiviig VCIUC-
Every mother feel a
great dread of the puin
and danger attendant upon
the most critical period
of her life. Becoming
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