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THE OMAITA DAILY BEE: MONDAY. DECEMIIEK 7, 1003.
JOVIAL BURGLAR IS IN JAIL
HousebreadMr Wbo Jstd with Hit Victims
Tiot'lr But to Earth,
VERY SMOOTH ARTICLE IN HIS LINE
f.sm lrr la Omaha Brokea at l.aat
r rfctef naaafcae aa4 !
tlyea Heltfelat ill
Frank C. Ford, alias Frank IJvlng.ton,
hIIbb T. R. Henderson, daylight sneak
thief, midnight marauder and all-round
rook, la back In Omaha. Ford la tha nam
liy which he la best known In thla city.
The police hava learned that Ma real nama
la Frank R. Henderson.
Fettered with chain, his tianda locked
securely together, and his feet manacled,
tlenoteraon and DetecUvs Henry Hetifeld
arrived In Oman last evening from Kansas
Cl'y. They did not oome unannounced, and
t'jerefore Detective J. F. Donahoe, who as
sisted Heltfeld In tracing Henderson to
"Lincoln, from thence to Topeka and then
on to Argentine, Kan., where Henderson
waa apprehended, waa at tha ITnlon station
to meet them.
Henderson terrorised Omaha In a way,
for upwards of two years. He waa tha
personification of smoothness. So smooth
ha was that It was not until after his raid
on Dr. Knaor of South Omaha on or about
November 14 last thst the local police got
a. Una On him.
Retronnectlvely - one goe hack to two
.years aRO, when a mere youth dressed In
the sliiibby garb of a tramp called at tha
photofraph gallery of 11. 8. Emory, 2t8 Six
teenth street, and asked employment. Jle
did ' not seek In vain and waa given a
chance to show his attainments In the
llna of porter work.
Starts Ills Real Career.
Two month later this eame youth may
he found In the employ of Ike Qard, ex-
pressman, and at that time hauling the
mails between the postofflce and the de
pots. Henderson, for It waa he, took up
Ills residence In the north end ot the city,
ostensibly to be In reach of his new Job,
nd ahortly after the neighborhood was set
agog by the advent of" a bold houaebreaker,
who operated between the unseemly hours
of 4 and ( o'clock In the morning, and used
In lieu of a dark lantern a candle in a
Suspicion did not attach to Livingston,
. fcft'he styled himself, and being a mild
mannered young man of seemingly exem
plary habits, not the least conspicuous of
which was hla desire to always retire early,
he was admitted Into 'aoclety, where his
suave mannerisms und passing good looks
inntantly won favor.
Hendersou remained in the employ of
tlard for aeveral months, and the number
if houses robbed Increased from one a
week to two, and sometimes three. Finally
"business" got to be so good that Hender
son disdained to do manual labor longer,
and quitting his Job, he waa then driving
a mull wagon lie dropped temporarily out
of sight. While he remained "out of
Bight," several houses were entered and
robbed In the extreme south end of the
tity, and here again the candle and the tea
pot played an Important part, letting the
police know that the same man was oper
ating, but in another part of the city.
A year and more had pasted and tha
. clever houaebreaker was still uncaught.
Traps were made and laid for him, but he
refused to be trapped, and Joked with
those whom he robbed, of his ability to
' avoid capture.
Last spring Henderson robbed the home
..,f. .Fred Motx, the pbllue -say, and three
days later waa an uninvited guest at the
home of William Shields, 211:4 Blnney
street, where he loft a, teapot which, he
hud taken from the Met home.
l.eaa; Mai of Hararlarlra.
Henderson's list Is a long One. The police
, aver that In the two years of his undls
, uted mastery of the situation he entered
. and robbed over sixty homes. While he
did not amass a forttinellondcrson secured
booty Sggregatlng $4,000.
. An Interesting hit of sleuth work, for
Which the credit must go Jointly to Detec
ttves Heltfeld and Donahoe and Chief Don
ahue, tegun Juki ten days ago, resulted In
Henderson's capture. A pawn shop, Dr.
Knsor's WHtih and a letter to a young
woman .at whose home he boarded Just
firlor to hla departure gave the officers the
c!ue they had been looking for for two
years. The pawn shop man described the
young fellow who put up the watch. He
was traced to tha home of Mrs. Oesner,
107 Dupont, and It la said enough informa
tion has been secured from this source to
convict Henderson without a confession.
which It Is not considered probable to
secure from ao wily a crook.
Quick to notice that hla movements were
under surveillance, Henderson left the city
and It was through the meana of the letter
written to Mary Oesner, a l-yeajr-old girl,
that he was located. Writing from Topekn,
he directed that his mall be aent to Argen
tin and It - was there he waa captured
while asking for a letter ha expected from
Chief Donahue and others of the force
are Inclined to connect. Henderson with the
mysterious letters - written to Fred Mets
two months ago, threaUnlng destruction
of the brewing plant unless a certain aum
1 be left In a 'sack under the Sixth street
railroad bridge. Henderson Is known to
have made a compact with Dr. Enaor to
turn aver the doctor's watch and Jewelry
on the payment of 176, but failed to keep
his pert, while the doctor, true 'to Ms word,
paraded tip and down B street, South
Omaha, anxious only to pay the money and
secure the return of his valuables.
Henderson Is said to have a record, un
enviable In many respects, In Itah. mid
during the few days he was in Argentine
prior to his arrest he is said to have
robbed two houses and last Friday nlalit
attempted to break Jail at Kansas City
by sawing the bars ot his cell with a case
knife. During his Incarceration in the city
Jail he will be forced to partake of his
meals In primitive style, orders prohibiting
forks and knives at his mess having been
Henderson maintains a sullen silence. He
will be closely guarded pending arraignment.
Travellaa Mem Via I'refesa Chris
tlanlty Hold Aaaaal C'omen
tloa la Oaaaha.
The annual session of the state conven
tion of the Gideons, a Christian traveling
men's association, was held In the Young
Men's Christian association a priors Satur
day night. Election of state officers for the
ensuing year and the reading of various
reports from the state camps was the prin
cipal business transacted i t the closing
session. The following were elected state
officers for a year: W. . Hill of Lincoln,
president; K. F. Deright, A. B. Rldgway,
C. l Michael and C. C. Johnson, vice
presidents: 8. E. Hart of Lincoln. Chap
lain; W. H. Stanley, secretary and treas
urer. Reports read from various state camps
show an encouraging growth of the or
ganisation. The Lincoln camp has ar
ranged for a Gideon day st the next Ep
worth league assembly, when the Gideons
will have a large tent for their members.
Oldeona will apeak this morning In thfi
Omaha churches aa follows: Plymouth
Congregational, II. J. Nichols and E. B.
Rldgway; First Baptist. W. J. Hill and A.
V. Whiting; Peoples', W. H. Stanley and
Fred Delamater; First Methodist Episcopal
church, Epworth league, A. B. Rldgway
and C. F. Louthatn; First Presbyterian, C.
H. Palmer of Chicago.
A mass meeting will be held In the even
ing at the First Methodist Episcopal
church, when C H. Palmer, national or
ganiser, and W. J. Hill, state president,
will speak, and C. F. Louthatn, the singing
evangelist, will sing.
HOW TO ritKVKST CROUP.
Sone Readlaa- That Will Prove Inter
est In a; to Ysinc Mothers Hotnr to
Gnard Against tha Disease.
Croup Is a terror to young mothers and to
post them concerning tha cause, ft rot symp
tom and treatment, ia the object' of this
Item. The origin of crou-p Is a common
cold. Children who are subject to It taka
cold very easily an croup la almost sure
to follow. The first syinpton is hoarseness;
this Is soon followed by a peculiar rough
cough, which Is easily recognised and wilt
never be forgotten by one who has heard
it.. The time to act Is when the child first
becomes hoarse. When Clfamberlaln's
Cough Remedy la freely given all tendency
to croup will soon disappear. Bven after
the croup cough has developed it will pre
vent the attack. There Is no danger. In
giving this remedy, for It contains nothing
FOR W. C. A. ANNUAL MEETING
Twentieth Anniversary of Association
Will Be Observed on Toes
. . day Evenlaai.
The" a.iniral meeting ' of the ""Women's
Christian association will be held Tuesday,
December 8, at 1:30 p. m.. In the parlors
of. the First Methodist church. Twentieth
and Davenport streets. This meeting will
commemorate the twentieth anniversary of
the association and the public Is cordially
Invited to be present. The following pro
gram will be given.
President Mrs (teorere Tilden urrsldtna:
Devotional services. In charge of Mra. 4V
J. Mcl,aln. Prayer, Rev. K. Comble Smith.
Report of recording secretary, Mrs. Kd-
w ari joiinson. Keport of treasurer, Mrs.
F. W. Clarke. Election of officers. Solo.
Mra. F. t Allen. Report of admission cim-
mlttee. Mrs. O. W. Clark. Report of Old
People's home. Mrs. P. I,. Perine. Violin
solo. Miss Mary M. Cahlll. Address, Mr.
C. Be den. Address. Rev. 11. C. Her
ring. Solo. Mrs. A. L. Sheets. Address.
Mra. William Fleming. Membership renew
als. Memorial, nolo. Mrs. a. L,. Biieets.
Benediction. Rev. J. H. Couley.
f.ftta rsvrlra Vim ft
At the regular monthly meeting of Branch ! 8Wl"' Cut ff ,ake
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Bui'nen Man Interested in Lire Stock
CHANCES MEAN MUCH TO THE RETAILER
. - .
If Solicitors Are tat Off Unite a
Xnmher of Heada of Families
Will Be Left Without
Buslnena men In South Omaha are be
coming deeply interested in the meetings.
of the Live Stock exchange on account of
the propositions now before the exchange
In the matte"- of retrenchment.
Merchants say that the cutting off of so
licitors will make a big difference In the
sale of their products, aa many of the so
licitors have homes nnd families here, and
spend a great deal of money In the course
of a year In the purchase of food stuffs.
clothing, etc. During the busy season at
the yards some of the large firms keep
three and four, and sometimes five solicit
ors In the catlle country. With thlity-nlne
commission firms doing business at the ex
change. It Is safe to average two solicitors
a firm, making seventy-eight solicitors.
Some persons well acquainted with the
situation place the number at 100. By the
passage of the proposed rule, some, at
least, of these Solicitors will be thrown out
Then, again, come'tlie restaurant keep
rs. It has been the custom, ever since
the yards were established here, to issue
meal tickets shippers or those who come
In with live stock.- These tickets were for
three meals a day, and Issued as long as
a shipper desired to stay. By stopping
giving out meal tickets, the commission
firms will save .several thousand dollars
each year, which the restaurant keeper
A meeting of the exchange will be held
on Monday at 2 p. m. for the purpose of
taking a final vote on these two proposl
lions, and also on the recommendation
that the sending of prepaid market tele
grams be stopped. These recommenda
tlons. if adopted, will go into effect Janu
Need Landing Met.
Officers of the South Omaha fire depart
ment say that 4 landing; net should be nur.
chased, to be used in case there should be
a Are In any of the down-town buildings,
As the city has no hook artd ladder truck
the firemen say that tha next beat thing
is a net. In case a fire should break out
in a three-story building, and access to the
Are escape cut off, the net could be brought
Into use. A good landing- net coats shout
us. although nets can be bouaht for linn
This matter Is to be brought to the atten
tion or the council committee on fire and
water at an early date.
' lne tlm the annual appropriation was
maae me Fire and Police board recom
mended to the council that tl,3fiO be set
asme ror me purchase of a hook and lad
y lulu, me council found that only
v-oujo oe appropriated for the fire Am
partment, and as this sum waa needed to
"imam me department aa It I. ti,. ...
chaae of a truck waa considered out of the
Hoyal Arcaaam Klection.
LO"ncii, Koyai Arcanum. No,
e.eccea mesa officers Friday night: A
H. Murdock, past regent; H. J. Hancock
"wni. P. Beechy. vice regent; William
. mUL.eu,, orator; D. G. Sturrock. sec
retary; E. It Velth, collector; C. M Rich
treasurer; J. W. Roebuck, chaplain; Her!
man Sternberg, guide; B. H. Elliott,
warden; Joseph A. McKee, sentry; c E
Campbell, organist; N. B. Mead, trustee
for three years. A. H. Murdock was
chosen representative to the grand council
with H. J. Hancock alternate.
Tha Ice Sapplr.
Little If any atentlon has been paid by
the packers to the Ice supply for 1904. One
large dealer in Ice said last night that his
company did not expeel to harvest any Ice
before the middle of January or the first
part of February. La.t year an Immense
amount of ice was stored. In fact enough
to laat for two years. A great deal of the
surplus supply was shipped to Kansas City
and St. Louis during the season of high
water, and consequently there la not a
great deal of Ice left over. Packers
not at all alarmed, and are confident that
W1" Plenty of Ice to cut when
tne time comes, i Armours will harv i-
j at Ashland. Cudahy at Seymour lake and
. -w nit TDay :
No. 6. National Association of Letter Car
rlera, held last evening, the following of
ficers were elected for the ensuing year:
President. George Kleffner: vice nresident.
Clifford P. Daniels; secretary. L. Jorgenscn;
financial secretary. Frank Fogarty; treas
urer, M. A. Lundberg; aergeant-a t-arnis,
Henry I-ohman; collector of M. B. A.,
George Harris; clerk of the retirement as
sociation, F. H. Mnnro; trustees. K. B.
Alexander, two years; Thomas Bhllllngton,
Mocn-Waated Man CanajM.
After eluding his bondsmen for nearly a
year, John Caperall was arrested yester
day by Officer Baldwin. Caperall figured
prominently In a Christmas night fight last
year at 1319 Jones. whVre alx Italians were
cutting each other up when the police ar
rived Caperall was held under tiJ0 bonds
for biting off the lower part of William
Bruno's ftp. The fight referred to waa re
ported to nave been atarted over a woman,
and the room In which it occurred was a
acene of blood, knives and revolvers when
the police arrived.
A flarat Kevar Baras '
After Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil is ap
plied. Relieves pain Instantly and heals at
the same time. For man or beast Price, iao.
Clerk's Monthly Statement.
City Clerk Shrlgley has prepared a state
mem snowing the condition 6f the city
funds at the close of business on No
vember 80. The amount of the 1903 levy
was 150,7fi6. With the balance from the
102 levy and receipts from other sources
the amount available for warrants at the
commencement of the fiscal year was $18i,
SOI . Of this sum there was drawn up to
December 1, 152.831, leaving a balance in the
treasury of 107,4. The only funds nearly
depleted are the judgment and the curb
ing and paving repair. The former haa
only $3. S3 to Its credit and the latter $499.
Ail or tne other funds contain enough
money to carry the city through the pres
ent fiscal year without an overlap.
Bratherhood of America Election.
Magic City lodge. No. 840, Modern Broth
erhood of America, met Friday night and
elected these officers: Julius Blelsteln, presl
dent; Mrs. Olive Miller, vice president;
James Austin, secretary; William Helser,
treasurer; Mrs. Garnet Wilcox, chaplain;
A great success , last year
A greater success this year
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oiuu, auu x.. j. Johnson truHtren.
Maa-lo t'lty Goaata.
Georare Strand anil M,ttn i,u.o . - ,
California to apend the winter.
Mr. and Mra. J. A. fnvpr. ant..iuinA.i .
number of friends on Friday evmlnir
Special low nrlcva nn iinh.. .
tnr DiH.ln.. (J 1 11 o.. """" "
A aon waa hnrn vpRtArA.v n vt .
Mrs. Leon Ooss, Sixteenth and Miaaourl
Rev. Dr. Wheeler will m-eah
n evening today at the 1'reBbyterUii
Mr. and Mra. M. A. Dillon mill .
'rr. r'alifornla' where they will apend
Grace, the young daughter of Mr. and
1 oiunucn, ia recovering from
nev. m. a. Head will nrcnoh .v.-
Methodist church thia evening. His topic
will be "An Eye Opener."
Mra. 8. C. Shrlgley returned yesterday
from Chicago, where she visited Mr. and
mm. uiyu xi&u lur a weeK.
The Knights and Ladles of Security
will meet Monday night in the hall over
th. fl,iith Omaha X' u r t ., 1 i 1. a
Rev. Clyde C. Cissell will deliver an ad
dreea at the Young Men.a Christian asao
elation rooms at S o'clock thla afternoon.
The Christian Endeavor society gaw a
j ciijujbimo em-mi m me nome of Mr
and Mra. Chauncey Wilson on . Thursday
The Woman's Christian Temperance
union will meet on Tuesday afternoon at
the parlors of the Young Men's Christian
The King's Daughters of the Presbyterian
church will hold a baaar on December S at
the armory. A chicken pie dinner will be
served at noon.
William H. Pound, district attorney for
northeastern Colorado, with headquarters
at Juleoburg. waa In the city yesterday, the
guest of Jr A. Agnew.
Arrangements have been completed for a
muslc.ale to be given by the Amphlon club
at the First Methodist Episcopal church on
the evening of December 11.
The ladles of the Christian church will
hold a bazar at 43t North Twenty-fourth
atreet on December 10. Dinner will be
served from 11 a. in. until t p. m.
On Thursday evening, December 10, the
Woman's Home Missionary society of the
First Methodist church will give a supper
at tne cnurcn pariors ironi a until ?:so p. m.
Miss Dale and Miss May Lovely, assisted
bv Miss Cahlll. a violinist ot Hoston. will
give a recital at the First Methodist Epis
copal church on luesduy even Int. Admis
Bt. Mary' court. Woman's Catholic Order
of Foresters, will meet at the hall. Thirty
ninth and Q streets, this afternoon at t
o'clock for the election of officers.
The following committee will look after
the Christmas Sunday school entertain
ment at the First M. K. church! Mr. F.
A. Cresaev. Mr. J. W. Bellany. Mrs. K. 11.
Leigh, Miss Mabel Thomas, Mrs. J. K.
Lush and Horace 1. Wrans.
Last week the Henior Christian Endeavor
aoclety met at the homo of Mrs. C. M.
Rich and elected these offlrcrs; J "I.
Netnery. iresi(ient: C. IT, Evsiih. vice pres
ident Fanny D. Sage. - clerk; Mabel H- iu.
treasurer; Mabel C. Rich, corresponding
secretary; W. W. Nlckolfeu and Harry
McCandleaa. city delegates.
In hi a fifty-two illustration Charles L. Hintoa baa shown tha sm sympathy with
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Deellaes Arve-pt Hvapoaalbllity for
Mistakes Wkfa Property Onarra
Will at Aaalal.
At Saturday afternoon's cslon of the
Board of Review the following resolution
waa ckirered by Mr. Fleming and adopted:
Resolved, That it la the riealre of the
Board to avoid bringing before It firms
and Individuals who have made a return
of property sworn to, provided It --- a
futr valuation of their personal paQrty.
That the responsibility for an erroneous
or excessive assesmeiu on individuals tr
Arms who have made no returns, or who
have refuned to make oath to their returns.
Ilea with trmn and not with the tax com
missioner or Board of Review.
The only Important matter considered by
the board during the afternoon dealt with
the returc made by the American Smelt
ing and Refining company for its local
i plant. After consideration it waa decided
to allow the valuation fixed by tli cou-
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