Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 12, 1904, PART 1, Page 5, Image 5

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    THE 0MA1TA DAILY DEE! SUNDAY, JUKE 12, 1004.
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FAlfORITEppV
whom Luvsd
Your Summer
.Vacation.
May bo most "agreebly spent
at the delihtnil resorts reached
by the
North-Westera Line
Tha Black Hills, the Iowa.
Wisconsin and Minnesota Lake
Regions and scores of other
pleasure grounds are reached
by - th Chicago & North
western Railway wltn the hn
est train service.
Excellent service to St. Paul
and Minneapolis, giving ready
access to Lake Minnetonka,
White Bear Lake and other
Northern summer resorts.
- Fast dally trains make con
nection with all lines east of
Chicago.
. Special low rates are In effect from
all points during the summer.
Ticket and full Information on application.
Ticket Offices: 1401-1403 Fanum St,
awaao OMAHA .
s!2.50
TO ST. PAUL OR
MINNEAPOLIS
AND RETURN
i VIA
CHICAGO
GREAT
WESTERN
TWO MV$SZ& TRAINS
EACH WAY DAILY
Sft Limited leaving at 8.30 p.m.,
arrives at St Paul 7.20 and Min
neapolis 8.00 the next morning.
t6 Day Express leaving at 7.3 5
' a. m., arrives at St. Paul 7.38 and
Minneapolis 8.10 p.m. Parlor Car.
Equally low rata to all Bummer
Keaorts In Mlnnoeot.
Tor tickets and Information apply at
OUyCloUot Offloe, 1618 ti.ru w bu, or
Vuujb but duo, tniutha.
LlGnT ON THE CORN CORNER
Failure tf Exchange to Eaforoe Bales tie
Cam of the Enapna. 1
MR. JAQUITH EXPLAINS THE TROUBLE
Tree IawaHatu ( th Tarlaai Moth
Pointed Oat by th Chief Fnetor
la tha Various Trans
notions.
OMAHA. Juns It To the Editor of The
Bee: There have been various statements,
rumors and Interviews In the papers rela
tive to Jaqulth's so-called corn eorner.
Many of these articles connected the Ex
change Grain company with such transac
tions. I desire to state first, that the Ex
change Grain company has never bought
or sold for their own account, or for the
account of any member or employe of the
same, any May corn, or made any trades
for any future month In any kind of grain
In any market
I am president of the Exchange Drain
company. They are strtcUy a cash train
house.
Every bushel of grain that was purchased
for May delivery, or had been purchased
for future delivery, that I have been con
nected with was for me, for my own In
dividual account, or for the account of a
few personal customers who made pur
chases through me as their broker.
And although there has been a concen
trated movement, as every grain man
knows, to cripple or break Jaqulth, I have
been perfectly able to pay for all receipts
for grain tendered and I desire to state
that Instead of the fight being over and the
differences settled, the .teal conflict has
Just begun, and I desire to refer you for
full Information as to the correctness of
my statements wherein I stated that I had
purchased and paid for something that I
did not get, to the records of the directors'
meeting of the Omaha Grain exchange, at
which I requested and demanded that the
directors enforce section 4 of rule 4, of the
rules and bylaws of the exchange govern
ing warehouses and elevators, which reads
as follows:
'Warehouse and elevator receipts to be
regular shall bear date of the day on which
the property called for therein shall have
been taken Into store and shall specify the
car number and initials, and shall be for
the same grade and kind of property as In
spected by the proper Inspectors. Any ele
vator or warehouse violating the provisions
hereof shall be declared Irregular."
The records show, and the one regular
elevator president and operator who was
present at the meeting, admitted and was
forced to admit the violaUon of this rule,
because It was proven by their own written
receipts. But the board of directors failed
to enforce the rule, which Is mandatory,
although such president and operator bad
admitted that the receipts were not in com
pliance with the rule which compelled me
to go to the courts to secure the protection
the rules say the directors shall afford by
the enforcement thereof.
If authentlo Information is desired con
cerning the action of the exchange. Its
board of directors, as well as the action of
the grain committee, I would refer you to
the eall of a special meeting of the board
of directors on June 6, 1904, and to ray let
ter of June 4, submitted therewith and
both on file In Its office.
June 1 To the President and Board of
Director of the Omaha rGaln Exchange:
Gentlemen Sine your corporation was or
ganised, you have designated the Union
elevator of the Council Bluffs Elevator
company, and th Maniam elevator, oper
ated by Merrlan A Holmqulst company, as
regular elevators of . this exchange, and
the receipts of same, a legal tender for
delivery of property. You also appointed
a grain committee, and on that committee
placed F. 9. Cowgill, who to Interested as
a stockholder and officer In the Council
Bluffs Elevator company, and .one Nathan
Merriam, one of the owners of the Mer
rlam & Holmqulst elevator, known as th
Merrtam elevator.
There Is stored a great quantity of corn
m the Merrtam elevator, which ma, when
Inspected Into said elevator, th property
of Merriam A Holmqulst The Union and
Meniam elevators have Issued, since the
organisation of this exchange, a great
number of warehouse receipts for No. 1
corn, and the same were delivered through
your exchange to me.
Because of these facts. Nathan Merrtam,
as on of the owners of the corn Inspected
Into the Merriam elevator, and as one of
the operators of the Merriam elevator, was.
and la, Interested, In maintaining the ele
vator receipts Issued, and having the corn
inspected out of his elevator No, 1 And
F. S. Cowgill, as stockholder and officer In
the Union elevator, la Interested In having
the corn loaded out of the Union elevator
graded as No. I com. If possible. In order
to maintain the warehouse receipts Issued
for No. I corn for delivery.
Under the.dmcumstsnce you could ex
pect them to act In no other manner thai
as interested parries.
I have purchased for May delivery, from
the Omaha exchange. No.. I com to the
amount of about 450,000 bushels, for which
I now own warehouse receipts . for the
amount not loaded out and accepted by
me, under protest.
Early In May Mr. G. E. Barnes appealed
to the groin committee on Ave cars con
taining 5.000 bushels of No. t corn, loaded
by tha Merriam elevator, and when ths
grain committee met to act upon the ap
peal, I, as a matter of fairness, though
not directly Interested myself, demanded
that. Inasmuch as Mr. Meniam and Mr.
Cowgill were Interested parties, and I am
Indirectly Interested, none of us should act
on that committee, aa I did not believe it
right that- a Judge should try Ms own
case, either as a member of a committee or
in a court of Justice, but Messrs. Merriam
and Cowgill insisted upon acting, and did
act, and the committee sustained the ap
peal aa to one oar, Mr. Merriam voUng, of
course. No. I on an ears, as you would
naturally expect one Interested to do.
Mr. Barnes was thereupon compelled to
accept the corn and shipped It to a feeder
In the state of Iowa, who, I am Informed,
rendered a vigorous protest and claimed
that he had been swindled, and that he
would buy no more corn in this market, and
that such deals would ruin th Omaha
market.
On May 14 and May 18 I called for an
appeal from the Inspection of a number of
cars loaded out of the Meniam elevator,
at which time, being an Interested party,
and knowing that Mr. Merriam was an
Interested party, demanded, and stated
that neither of us should act, but Mr. Mer
riam Insisted upon so doing. Meniam,
Cowgill and Lyons voted No. t on all of
the cars, and I voted No. i, and Mr.
Twamley voted No. t on certain cars and
No. 1 on others.
And on May 14 . 1 called an anneal
on ten cars loaded by the Union elevator
and on May It the committee met, Messrs.
Merriam and Cowgill, operators of ele
vators ana interested parties, voted No. I
on sll of the oars, and I voted No. 4 on
some of the cars on account of its being
badly damaged and rotten. Before this
Inspection I requested that Cowgill and
Meniam, being Interested parties, and my
self being Interested, should not set on the
committee, but ss Merriam and Cowgill
Insisted upon acting, ss I now know to
protect their Interests, I had no other al
ternative than to act, but refused In many
Instances to vote on much of the corn. Mr,
Twamley, who I understand had no Inter-
m. UU mntm at tha a buyer os. a aal
elevator man, voted No. 1 on six of the ten
eara Being outvoted aa I was. though I
did not receive what I bad purchased and
having previously paid my money for the
warehouse receipts delivered by your ex
change, there was no other alterna
tive than to accept the corn under pro
test, which I did. And thus I have con
Unued to appeal from the Inspection of corn
loaded out of the Union elevator and the
Meniam elevator at a great expense of
appeal money, time, labor and demurrage
charges made by the railway company
In aU I have made about twenty appeals
from the Inspection of cars from ths two
elevators In question, snd ss chairman of
ths grain committee demanded in each case
that Meniam, Cowgill and myself should
not act. but they Insisted upon so doing.
and I if no case have Messrs. Meniam and
Cowgill voted other than No. I on any car
of corn loaded from either of the two ele
vators mentioned, all of which was dons
over my protest coupled with the demand
by me that they refuse to act on the grain
committee In any matter wherein -they or
either of them was Interested, directly or
Indirectly, as owners of grain so sold, or ss
operators of ths elevators out of which
the same was loaded.
The unfair and prejudiced action of
Messrs. Meniam and Cowgill on the com
mittee In all matters where they were In
terested, has at times been so obnoxious
and odious to Mr. Twamley, who could have
no Interest in the grading of any cars of
corn appealed by me, and who has upon
every appeal protested. Insisted and de
manded that no Interested party or parties
Should act upon the appeal committee
wherein they were Interested .and has, at
different times, for reasons above men
tioned, refused to act further on th com
mittee. The culmination of this outrage, com
mitted by Messrs. Merriam and Cowgill,
wherein and whereby they Insist upon act
Ing on a committee, and deciding grades
wherein they sre Interested, to my detri
ment and personal loss, snd to the disgrace
of all that Is fair, Just, right and equitable,
led me, on June 2, to absolutely refuse to
further a:t on the grain committee. In any
Inspection wherein I am Interested as
buyer or seller, and led Mr. Twamley, who
la I believe, endeavoring to maintain the
Inspection of this exchange at a proper
grade, thereby enabling It to grow and
flourish as a grain market, to absolutely
refuse to further act on the grain commit
tee during the Inspection of any grain
wherein any member or members of the
grain committee sre Interested as buyers,
sellers, or ss operators of an elevator from
which It was loaded.
I have called for an appeal from the
Inspection of a number of cars now loaded
from the Meniam elevator, and will appeal
from a number to be delivered from the
Union elevator In the near future, and In
asmuch as I will not sit as a Judge upon
my own case, and Mr. Twamley will not
act In the inspection of said cars so long
as Messrs. Merriam and Cowgill, who are
Interested as operators. Insist upon acting
on the grain committee and upon the In
spection of said cars, the grain commit
tee, as provided by the exchange, la no
longer In existence for the Inspection of
the corn now loaded and to be loaded from
the two elevators In question.
I now Insist and demand that yourfhonor
able board of directors provide a grain
committee for the Inspection of all the
cars appealed, and for all appeals of cars
In the future, by some manner or method,
which committee shall be composed of
members for said Inspection who are dis
interested, and not Interested In maintain
ing . corn at a . certain grade, either as
buyer, seller or elevator operator, from
which the same Is loaded.
I do this because I believe In fair deal
ing between members of this exchange, and
that this exchange should not be a party
to the placing of any member of the ex
change In a dual capacity, wherein his
personal Interests can, or will, Influence,
dictate, or control his conduct and duty
which he owes to this exchange, and to
other members thereof.
I would have you remember that It la
an established rule of Justice and of law,
that where a person occupies a relation In
which he owes a duty to another, he shall
not be In any position which wilt expose
him to the temptation of acting contrary
to the fair and impartial discharge of that
duty which he owes to the other.
The interests of ' Messrs. ' Merriam and
Cowgill, as herein before set forth, places
them In a position on the grain committee
of this exchange wherein they are exposed
to the temptation of acting contrary to
the Impartial discharge of their duty on
said committee, It being the duty of said
committee to render a fair and impartial
Judgment as to the quality and grade of
tne corn appealed, ana to be appealed, and
places Messrs. Merriam and Cowgill in a
position where they are subject to the
temptation of serving their personal Inter
ests by maintaining the warehouse receipts
from said elevators as to grade and regu
larity and it Is idle boy's play to expect
them to perform their duty on the grain
committee fairly and Impartially toward
me or the publlo where they are Interested.
Where any person's selfish Interest, di
rectly or Indirectly, Is at variance with the
Impartial discharge of his duty on a com
mittee no one can expect such person while
acting on suoh committee to give those
who have an appeal before such committee
a square deal. And I therefore, as a mem
ber of this exchange and interested In the
exchange's success and as a large buyer
rrom this exchange, and In the Interests of
fair dealing, demand of your board of di
rectors a fair and impartial grain com
mittee, composed of men who are not In
terested, directly or Indirectly, to act uoon
the cars of corn thst I have appealed orl
may appeal rrom the Union elevator or the
Merriam elevator, that I may thereby be
enabled to receive fair treatment, and only
fair 'treatment, from this exchange and Its
regular warehouses. And I further assure
you that If my demand Is not complied
with I will be compelled to seek redress
elsewhere, in order that I may have a fair
Inspection of the grain for which I have
paid In full, and request immediate action,
one way or the other, at your handa
I desire at once to order out a lam
amount of corn for which I now hold ware
house receipts Issued by the Union ele
vator ana me Merriam elevator as No 1
corn, ana now have about 100 empties wait
ing to n loeaoa, ana only want the kind
and quality of corn called for by the re
ceipts which I now hold, and for which I
havs paid, and It is up to your honorable
body to say whether or not I am to have a
fair and Impartial Inspection by a fair and
impartial committee.
I wish to say further thatvI have been
me largest ouyer rrom ths Omaha , ex
change and have given more time and at,
tentlon to the advancement of the Interests
or me sxenang man any ten . men con
nected with It, and have fought personal
friends In my efforts to upbuild the
change and protect It front unfair dealing
aim rasuaiiir. mis many or the directors
anow, ana tnoe or yos who do not can
ascertain the facts by Inquiry from disin
terested parties.
Ths failure of your board of director to
enforce your mice governing regular ele
vators and warehouses, warehouse receipts
and the Inspection department has caused
me a great amount of work, annoyance,
delay and anxiety and has placed me In a
false light before the general public, and
affected my credit and caused me great ex.
pense and heavy lose, which I do not pro
pose to stand. I repeatedly advlaed your
r.v. .c,iKrr anq manager of these
facts and requested action to protect the
exchange and myself, but aa yet I have
no k-n8wlJe of an aotloo a lb jgar a
your board to protect my Interests or those
of the exchange, and I now advise you
that I shall use every legal endeavor te
recover the full amount of all damage
suffered. Very truly yours.
A. B. JAQUITH.
June . 1904. -. A. MoWhorter. Vice Presi
dent Omaha Grain Exchange, Omaha, Neb.:
Dear 8lr: As a director of the Omaha
Grain exchange and chairman of th grain
committee I request that you call a special
meeting of the board of directors to con
vene at once for the following purposes:
1. To act upon a communication to be
presented by myse'.f.
1 To provide a grain committee com
posed of disinterested persons to Inspect
cars of corn loaded from the Union and
Meniam elevators, from the Inspection of
which I have appealed, and to determine
whether ths cars loaded or to be loaded
contain No. I grain as called for by ware
hour receipts now owned by me by reason
of purchase from this exchange.
S. To provide a committee to make a
thorough Investigation of the quantity,
grade and condition of the corn contained
In said elevators for which said elevators
have Issued warehouse receipts as No. 1
corn.
4. To provide measures to protect the
Grain exchange and myself from further
losses and expense because of Improper
grading and delay.
8. To provide measures to compensate
the' undersigned for loss and damage al
ready sustained by reason of improper
grading of corn which I was compelled to
accept as No, I under protest Yours very
truly, A. a JAQUITH.
That my demand In the letter read to the
directors on June t for a fair and Impartial
grain committee was Just and right was
evidenced by the fact that at a following
special directors' meeting held on June 8
they posted a rule drawn up by their sec
retary and attorney, which they contem
plated adopting in an effort to provide a
fair and Impartial grain committee for fu
ture transactions. This action, however,
aa I had previously advised the directors,
comes too late to afford me Justice or relief
for the abuses and Injustice of the May
transactlona
Referring to the articles published In the
papers of even date relative to yesterday's
transactions, will state that the true in
wardness of this Is that on account of the
advanced rate which was effective at 12
o'clock the night of June 9, parties who
refused to comply with the rules of this
exchange, thought by holding1 oft until tha
last moment that they could make me set
tle with outside parties instead of having
receipts cancelled through the Grain exi
change office, where they were purchased,
In the manner as provided for by the rules.
In other words, I think there are very few
rules that the parties who have been con
nected with the deliveries on May pur
chases have not wilfully violated, and also
violated every sense of business Integrity
and decency, which should bs accorded
from one member of this exchange to an
other.
jTo build up the Omaha market we must
have elevators and good ones, and they
will and are coming under the new adjust
ment of rates, which give Omaha a chance
to be a market owing to Its natural loca
tion as a gateway. Good elevators and
proper grading of grain, out as well as In,
will be the making of Omaha In this re
gard. A market however, cannot be built
up by delivering to a buyer a lower grade
of property than that which he has pur
chased. In the future, as In the past you
will find Jaqulth using every endeavor to
purify the grain market It Is fortunate
for the Grain exchange, and for this mar
ket, that the corn purchases for May de
livery were delivered Into the hands of a
few parties who have the future welfare
and Interest of this market at heart more
than the gain of a few dollars. For had
the corn for May delivery gone forward to
the various export and other markets of the
United States, say ten or twenty cars In
each place, based on the Omaha Inspection,
aa No. 2, It would have resulted" In so much
dissatisfaction and loss to the purchasers
that It would have given this market such
a severe blow that it could not have re
covered from the effects in ten years.
Yours truly, A. B. JAQUITH.
DAY 0UTLINESHIS COURSE
Hands Down Statement as to How
Btngham-Broadwell Case) Will
Be Treated.
Judge Day In behalf of himself and Judge
Bears, who have made a partial examina
tion of the facts in the Blngham-Broadwell
election controversy, handed down a par
tial opinion or statement of the methods
by which they would be guided In the con
sideration and count of the ballots In dis
pute during the remainder of the hearing,
He said the court would hold that where
there was an identifying mark the ballot
would be excluded, but where the voter hod
made the cross after the name voted for
In regular order the ballot would be counted
regardless of other marks upon It Where
a name Is written upon ths ballot and It Is
the manifest intention of the voter to vote
for such name the ballot will be counted un
less It shall appear that the name written
on the ballot Is that of the man casting the
same. The court also will hold that where
there are marks upon the back or margin
of the ballot It should be excluded.
This hearing will be continued to a con
clusion after the Dennlson matter now oc
cupying the attention of the court is off
the docket
Mendelssohn's "Hymn of Praise" by Innes
and bis band and great chorus of 600 voices
at Auditorium tonight
BIDS FOR BRIDGE OPENED
Proposals for Structure Over Blsi
Paptlllon for Lees Thaa Over
Utile River.
At the close of yesterday's meeting
of the county commissioners bids were
opened for the building of a 100-foot Iron
bridge across the Big Papllllon river on
the Dodge street road. Several of the
bidders made figures for ths work that
were very close together, those of the John
W. Towle company being a fraction the
lowest They were for a riveted bridge, of
the dimensions called for In the specifics
Hon, $2,878, snd for pinned construction.
83.592. The matter of the awsrd of the
contract on these bids was not taken up.
It Is a matter of considerable interest
that for a bridge of the same length and
same general construction, erected last
year over ths Little PapllUon, on the same
road, ths Robert Z. Drake company was
paid by ths county ths sum of 87,500.
The business transacted by the board
In regular session was of a routine nature.
Need a Nourisher ?
Lots do.. Try
POSTUM
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10 days and
Prove Tilings
Oet the little book, "Th Road to
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Commencing Monday, June 13, 1904
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OWING to a recent and urgent summons to Turkey, for the
settling up of some estate matters, I have decided to close up my Omaha ,
store and dispose of my entire stock at Public Auction. As this sale is not the ordinary
auction sale, but is for the purpose of turning my superb collection into cash quickly, t
need hardly say that there will be some rare bargains to be picked up by lovers of art.
J have secured the services of Mr. Robert Grant, the well known Chicago Art
Auctioneer, to conduct the sale. The Art Bric-a-brac will be included in this sale.
MAN'FROJUOWACOMES CLEAR
John L Eohwenck ' Acquitted In Federal
, Court of Puilng- Counterfeit Money. ,
CASE GOES OVER CONSIDERABLE PERIOD
Carroll Photographer . Defends His
Record la Court by Testimony
of Mayor and Other
Prominent Men.
John X Bchwenck was acquitted in. the
United States district court of the charge
of passing counterfeit money and Is now a
free man. The Jury' went out at noon Fri
day and was unable to reach an agreement
until 10 o'clock this morning, which was a
verdict of not guilty.
John I Bchwenck was a photographer at
Carroll, la. February 22 last he found a
small pocketbook on the streets of Carroll,
which contained two 820-bllls and a dollar
or more of small change. Schwenck that
afternoon addressed a note to his wife say
ing he was going to Omaha on business and
left for Omaha the same day, with the os
tensible purpose of negotiating the purchase
of another photograph gallery , or the sale
of his Carroll establishment. Arriving in
Omaha he drat visited the proscribed dis
trict and began spending his money pretty
freely. He incidentally gave the two $20
bllls he had found In payment of a couple
of bottles of beer at different Intervals and
received $19 change for each of the bills.
Thess were passed at Goldsmith's saloon
and It was later claimed by Goldsmith that
the two bills were counterfeit which
Bchwenck denied, but nevertheless he re
turned most of the change and was ar
rested the day following charged with hav
ing In his possession and passing counter
felt money.
Bchwenck was Indicted by the federal
grand Jury on the above charges and his
trial has been In 'progress two days. Many
ef the foremost citlsens of Carroll testified
to his former excellent character, In
cluding the mayor of the city, the sheriff
of the county and town marshal.
The contention of the defense was that
the bills which Bchwenck passed at the
resort were genuine, but that they were
shifted later for counterfeit bills. The Jury
took this latter view of the case and hence
the acquittal of the accused.
ONE OF EARLIEST TEACHERS
Mrs. Pnekweod, Omaha noneer, At
tends ternl-Centennlal, sal
Her Old Friends.
Mrs. Paekwood of Baker City, Ore., came
to Omaha to attend the Nebraska semi
centennial celebration. She Is one of the
early pioneers of Omaha and was among
the very first persons who over taught
school In Omaha. Bh was then Miss Jo
hanna O'Brien. Th school she taught was
a Catholic one and was established some
time early in the year I860, or possibly the
year previous. Among her pupils were a
number of persons since grown to distinc
tion In the state. Mrs. Paekwood has made
her boms in Oregon for thirty-five or more
years. Bhe departed to visit other friends
in the state and will return to Omaha for
a brief visit before her return to ber Ore
gon home.
BALBACH H0USE GOES DOWN
Old Residence at Sixteenth and Bar.
ney to Be Demolished for
Material.
The Balbach residence at Sixteenth and
Harney streets Is being torn down. George
A. Co,, th agents for th property, have
sold the building for th material In It to
Chris Jensen, who has a force of men at
work tearing out the Interior. Tbe sal
Is mad beoaus th bouss was In poor
oeaOtUoo aed beoauM at its location Uj
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BRIC-A-BRAC
and
was not a desirable renting property. The
Georges profess to know of nothing further
in view.
This and the Turner house, Just south
of it are' the last of the fashionable resi
dence district, which formerly Omaha citl
sens viewed with so much pride. The
Hoagland bouse has been removed, ths
Turner property sold to the Young Men's
Christian association, and the last of the
three Is now under ths crowbar. Charles
Balbach, at that time manager of the
smelter, put up this grand house In the
early eighties. He Is now living In Idaho.
Beautiful religious muslo by Innes ..and
bis band and great chorus at th Audi
torium this afternoon.
THIRTEEN CAUSES TROUBLE
Unlncky Ifumber on Auto Threatens
to Dlsrapt Business and Friendly
Associations.
The number, "13" used on an automobile
threatened to causa the dissolution of the
partnership of W, D. Bancker and T. A.
Bpratlen In the Puritan Bteam laundry.
Mr. Bancker, who owns the motor car,
finally changed the designation on bis ma
chine to No. 80 and serenity has been re
stored.
Several weeks ago, when' Mr. Bancker
appeared at the city hall to comply with tho
new ordinance It was found that he was the
thirteenth man that bad applied. Accord
ingly the number 13 was given to him in
his license. Bancker mad no particular
objection, saying be was sot superstitious
and did not care.
Every one has noticed the auto with the
unlucky number on the rear, and It has
been the most talked about car In town
for that very reason. People would gase
at It and then smile and wonder what kind
of an accident would happen next. But
Bancker same to no grief whatever. He
underwent a great deal of chafing, but
told his fellow motorists that he was
proud to have a car that could stand up
and do Its duty under such a disadvantage.
However, a more serious phase . came
about In the matter and Bancker appeared
at the city ball agnjn. He told City Treas
urer Hennings that his . partner in tha
laundry business, Mr. Bpratlen, had in
formed him that he had been told Bancker
was running around town with "18" on
his auto. Bpratlen said It wouldn't do at
all and was sure to run th laundry Into
bankruptcy. Bancker laughed at him, but
Bpratlen said their business connection
would have to cease or "13" would have
to go.
The motorist decided that a mere In
difference to superstition could not stand
In the way of business affairs, so be spent
an extra dollar and procured the number
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"60." The number "13" is thus put on the
shelf and out of use for the present year,
so far as the whia wagons are concerned. .
FEARS KNIFE ON HER CHILD'
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Mother Leaves' Hospital, Shunning'
Operation on Her One-Voar
Old Baby. j .
For ths second flm within a week Mrs.
A. Grongert and her 1-yoar-otd son bava :
been taken from the streets at Unseemly; -hours
of .the night by the polloe. The)
woman came to Omaha lost Thursday front
Mitchell, Neb., for the purpose of bavins;
an operation for tumor of tha stomach per
formed on her baby. That night mother
and child were taken to tho matron's de-
partment of the city Jail and, late sent to
the Methodist hospital, wher It' was ex
pected the child would receive) treatment
but It Is said the mother left, th hospital
before attendance could be given The
woman has a letter of Introduction to a
prominent Omaha surgeon and she Is said
to have been assured enough funds for the
operation by her relatives at Mitchell, Her
strange conduct Is thought, to be . due to
ber dread of having ber Infant undergo th
operation. Mrs. Grongert cap, speaks but
little English. She will "be sent horn with
money she had with ber whsa brqjught to
the police station.
Mortality statistic. ,
The following births and deaths have;
been reported to the Board of Health dur
lng the twenty-four boura ending: at nooi
Saturday:
Births Joe Van Buren, 1719 Castellar.
girl; Stanton Uothard, 2008 Cuming, glrlt
Walter Lane,, liM North Nlnatenritn. boy t '
Emanuel Colombo, 804ty Bouth Thirteenth!
frirl ; Andrew J. Smith, boy; Antonio BantaX .
uca, 1124 Chicago, girl Erne Ward.
Ninth and Locust sir I,
Deaths Matilda I'oterson, KIT Clark, 231
Esther Ericson, 1021 Bouth Twwntleth, 1
month; Huben Brooks, 8U North Thirty
second, 60; Infant ThompuSi. 04 North
Sixteenth, 5 daysj Fay War.f, Ienbytarlan
hospital, 28.
Marriage I4aesfso7
I7p to noon, June 11, the following couples '
had been licensed to wed;
Name and Residence. Ar.
Fred C. Stiles, Omaha . 3
Sadlo J. Ward. Omaha . U .
George E. Lewis, Omaha...wM,-, n
Ida 6. Ollllland, r-ha ,-i,., ,
Oacar E. Carter, Omaha..... ?!
Helen Horbort Oiwha.MiHM.,,n4 il ;
Frank Glader, Sioux City. .. ..,., IU 52 '
Mary M. Ryan, South Omaha,......,. 86
Myron J. Lewis, Omaha ....w ti
Amelia Nelson, Council Bluffs.. ti
Albert L. Pepper, Omaha .....,... ts
Gertrude Young, Des Molne.,.......a
Charles B. Dickson, Omaha...... 2s
Edna T. Dickson, Omaha. T ,., 4
Beautiful religious muslo by . Innes and
bis band and great chorus at th Audi,
torlum this afternoon, '
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