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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 14, 1905)
FOR THE ROUND TRIP
NEWS' OF INTEREST FROM IOWA
MISOH MENTlOH. ,
Davis Mils drugs.
Stockert sells carpets. ,
Plumbing and heating. Blrby sV Bon.
Drs. Woodbury, dentists, 80 Pearl street.
Woodrlng-Schmldt. undertakers. Tel. M.
Leffert'a Improved torlo lenses give satis
faction. Evans laundry, 622 Pearl. Lowest prices,
bent work. Tel. 290.
More Hiawatha pictures at tfo and tto
C. B. Alexander, till Broadway.
Fall term Western Iowa college opens
August 28. Send, (or new catalogue.
Duncan. 23 Main St., guarantees to do the
best shoe repair work. Give him a trial.
Dr. Luella 8. Dean, homeopath, diseases
of women and children. Room J, Brown
Bldg. Tel. S0.
Wanted To buy 1 kitchen range, 1 hard
coal burner, one hut blast burner. Address
B. 10 Pearl Bl., Council Blurts.
Just received a large shipment cf pic
ture moulding. Burwlck, 211 8. Main BL
Miss Tessle Malter Is serlouHly 111 with
appendicitis at the home of Mrs. George
Wesner, 7t Mynster street.
Mrs. N. E. Tyrrell and daughters left yes
terday for Kansas City, w lie re they will
Join Mr. Tyrrell and make their home.
A sterling sliver spoon free at Leffert's
with every 85 rash purchase till Sept. 1 A
half dozen sterling sliver spoons free with
a 826 cash purchase.
. Mr- erge O. Edwards has arrived hete
from Sidney, New South Wales, to visit her
14-year-old win. Krnest Lock Tennant. and
the family of Mrs. Louisa Lock of Garner
Colonel W. J. Duvenport, formerly of this
city and now residing In Colorado. Is visit
ing his family here, lie Joined the trude
excursion Saturday and accompanied it
back to Council Bluffs.
Chief of Police Richmond has permitted
the saloons closed Friday to be reopened
on the promise of the proprietors to keep
them free from undesirable characters in
Council Blurts has been selected as the
f lace for holding the first state congress of
he Tribe of Ben Hur. The meeting will
be held some time In October and a largo
number of delegates are expected to be In
Although a number of letters making In
quiries about the stranger who committed
suicide In Kali-view cemetery have been re
ceived by Chief of Police Rlchmoud and
I'ndertaker Cutler, the body has not lei
Bets Mis Bed am Fire.
Simon Whitebook, living, In the up-stalrs
apartments of the two-story brick building
at 718 West Broadway, was annoyed while
in bed by some insect which persisted in
biting him. He struck a match to Investi
gate when the tick biased up and he and
hie b. jther. Hamond, were considerably
scorched before they succeeded In getting
out of bed. The biasing mattress was
with considerable difficulty dragged down
the stairs, one of the neighbors, J. E.
Corwln, being burned about the hands
The fire department was called but
through ' some mistake went to Pearl and
Broadway first. When they reached the
Whitebook place, part of the biasing bed
tick was still on the stairway and a stream
of water was turned on It. The damage
was practically confined te the mattress.
' N. T. Plumbing Co. Tet. K0. Night. TtSl
Bee Want Ads Produce Result a
28 PEARL ST."
Lady Alt nidus If Deatred,
ASR POLICE TO, PAY FARE
Motor Condnotor Insist! on Either a
Uniform or Cash.
PROMPTLY ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT
Question Has Caused Considerable
Frlctloa la the Past and Offi
cials Propose to Have
C. K. Durham, a, motor conductor, re
fused to allow Captain O'Xell of the police
force to rids on his car yesterday morning
without paying fare. Captain O'Nell, while
not In uniform, displayed his star, but the
conductor was obdurate. The officer de
clined to pay fare or leave the car and
the conductor attempted to put him ort.
Captain O'Neal promptly arrested Con
ductor Durham on a charge of assault and
he will have a hearing in police court this
morning. Durham was released without
delay on his own recognizance to appear
In court this morning. Durham Is the
conductor who recently ejected Jailer Sloan
from "a car because he was not In uniform
and refused to pay fare. Durham also once
previously refused to allow Captain O'Nell
to ride for the same reason and the latter
rather than have any trouble got off the
Mayor Macrae and Chief of Police Rich
mond take the stand that the motor com
pany Is, under Its franchise, compelled to
carry all police officers free of charge
while on duty whether they are In uniform
or not so long ss they show their stats.
The street railway company. It Is under
stood, claims to be operating under the
franchise granted the Council Bluffs, Lake
Manawa & East Omaha Construction com
pany. This company later assigned Its
franchise to the Omaha & Council Bluffs
Suburban Railway company, which subse
quently sold out to the Omaha A Council
Bluffs Railway and Bridge company. Sec
tion 7 of the franchise ordinance Is as fol
lows: "That as further and additional
consideration for the granting of this fran
chise it Is agreed that said com
pany shall transport free of charge on Its
cars the mayor, city engineer, members of
the city council and all firemen and police
men of the regular force when In uniform,
on duty and having In their possession in
dices of their respective offices."
Members of the police force under the
existing rules are required to discard their
uniforms after midnight, the authorities
being of the opinion that they can do more
efficient service in plain clothes during
the hours when burglars and other crooks
are supposed to be most active, and Cap
tain O'Nell consequently was In plain
clothes when ha boarded Durham's car to
go home yesterday morning.
aeald Work Both Ways.
The poliea department. Mayor Richmond
said yesterday, when discussing the In
cident, has always been ready to afford the
motor company protection when needed
On numerous occasions when a rowdy
crowd has been on the lata cars an officer
haa beeu teat oa Lhe car to the bridge to
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Special Cars T
Leave Omaha 4:10 P. M. Today
Arrive Denver 7:50 A. M. Tomorrow
For Tickets and Sleeping Car Reservations Apply at
City Ticket Office, 1324 Farnam St. 'Phone 316.
keep order and protect the conductor and
no objection on these occasions has been
made to such officer in plain clothes riding
free. Since the recent holdup of two motor
crews at the eaBt end of the bridge plain
clothes officers have frequently accom
panied the cars on the late trips anil no
demand has been made on them to pay
"If the motor company thinks it can
make rules to govern the police force,"
said Mayor Macrae yesterday evening, "we
will show It that we can make a few rules
ourselves. I am not prepared to say Just
now what steps we will take In this mat
ter, but I am determined that the members
of the police force shall be carried free
cn the motor cars when on duty whether
In uniform or not. This was intended by
the franchise under which the motor com
pany Is now understood to be operating.
It Is a grave question whether the street
railway company has any franchise in
Council Bluffs. The fifty-year extension
of the franchise Just prior to the code of
U97 going Into effect was declared null
and void by the supreme court and the
Suburban's company's charter, under which
the motor company Is understood to be
now operating, has also been questioned.
It is contended by lawyers who have given
the subject attention that the Council
Bluffs, Ijtke Manawa A East Omaha Con
struction company was merely a copartner
ship and not a corporation, and as such
could rot legally acquire a charter from
this city. In any case the whole matter
will be referred to the city's legal depart
ment and It will greatly depend on Its
advice what steps we shall take to bring
the motor company to recognize the rights
of the city."
BOY DHOttAS IX THK MIOIRI
Persists la Kola In Despite Warning;
Italian Hessey. a 14-year-old boy from
the Christian Home of this city, was
drowned yesterday afternoon while bathing
in the Missouri river, a short distance
above the llllnolt Central bridge. The body
had not been recovered last night.
Young Hessey with a boy of his own
age named Joe Selby ran away from the
Institution after dinner to avoid attending
Sunday school. They met some young lads
from the city who were going bathing and
accompanied them. The boys were warned
not to go into the river by Harry Bell, a
young man living on Avenue H, who with
two companions wss bathing in the river.
The boys disregarded the warning and
went into the water. Young Hessey and
Selby waded out about fifty feet to a sand
bar, which they succeeded In reaching In
safety. When about to make the return
trip they started from the upper end of
the sandhar and young Hessey had gone
but a short distance when he struck a deep
pool and was quickly carried down by the
current, which was especially ltTOn( at
that point. Young Selby's cries brought
Bell to his assistance and he brought the
boy safely to shore. Bell made several at
tempts to secure young Hessey's body, but
was unsuccessful. He as soon as possible
notified Manager Lemen of the Christian
A party was organized by Mr. Lemen and
a search for the boy s body was kept up
until dark, when It was abandoned.
Young Hessey. with a sister and brother,
was brought to the Christian Home from
Eureka Springs, Ark., several years ago.
The brother and sister are Inmates of the
institution and as far as is known they
have co immediate relatives. Young Hes
sey was uns of several boys at the borne
DATTiY BEE: MONDAY. AUGUST 14, 1005.
who made a regular practice of running
Elks Honor Tinier.
Emmet Tinley, past exaulted ruler of
the Council Blurts lodge of Elks, has been
honored by being appointed district deputy
of the order for the northern Jurisdiction
of Iowa. The appointment comes from
Grand Exalted Ruler Robert W. Brown of
Louisville. Ky. Mr. Tinley succeeds Iw
W. Andrson of Cedar Rapids.
The dividing lino between the northern
and southern districts in Iowa in the Elks
order is the line of the Northwestern rail
road. Mr. Tinley will have Jurisdiction
over the lodges In Council Blurts, Sioux
City, Fort Dodge, Mason City. Cedar
Rapids, Clinton. Dubuque, Waterloo. Web
ster City, Marshalltown, Charles City, Le
Mars. Pecorah. Boone and Oelweln.
The district deputy acts with direct au
thority from the grand exalted ruler and
he Is required to visit every lodge In his
Jurisdiction at least once a year, to In
stitute new lodges when they are formed
and to install officers for each new lodge,
or to appoint someone else to do this.
Questions of Jurisdiction, and matters of
complaint or dispute between lodges are
referred to the district deputy. There are
no emoluments attached to the office, but
the position Is one of considerable honor
l.lve Stork Jada-es Announced.
SIOCX CITY. Ia Aug. 13.-(SpecinT.)
The JudgeB for the Interstate Live Stock
fair in Sioux Cl'y. September 10 to 16.
were announced today. Prof. Curtlss of
Ames, will Judge the live stock; O. S.
West of Pauline. Ia., will Judge the Duroc
Jersey hogs; Roy Rockwell of Sutherland,
la., will Judge the Poland-China hogs; O.
S. McCorkell of Akron, la., will name the
winners In the poultry show; J. Sundberg
of Whiting, la., will decide the best ex
hibits in grains and vegetables. Dr. Max
well of Dakota City. Neb., and J. H. Par
ker of Pomeroy, will officiate as Judges In
the speed department.
Lower Telephone (barges Wanted.
LOGAN, la.. Aug. 13 (Special.) A meet
ing was held at the courthouse yesterday
afternoon at 2 o'clock by those Interested
In reducing local telephone rates and the
formation of a new Independent mutual
company. About !" were In attendance.
The recent communication from the Wood
bine Telephone company was read and a
number of speeches were made. A com
mittee composed of B. A. Kellar. John A.
Berry, S. N. Dale, J. M. Kennedy and
W, E. Elbert was chosen to go to Wood
bine next Saturday and treat with the
call another meeting upon their return.
Last liprfne Effort.
In a last supreme effort to cure constipa
tion, biliousness, etc., take Dr. King's New
Life Pills. Kc. For sale by Sherman
McConnelll Drug Co.
Detective Takes Bad Man.
TACOMA. Was)! . Auk 13 -In a running
fight during which a number of shots were
exchanged. Special Agent William G. Cum.
nnng of the Northern Pacific railwav force
today captured three nun who had bnard-d
an easthound passenger train near Sum
ner and threatened to shoot Conductor
Michael Helfrtch. Infective Cuinmlng and
any other erson who might offer resist
ance. The men were brought to Taroma
handcuffed together and placed In the
county Jail where thev gave the names
of Frank Roberts. Charles E. Williams and
George Ruck Infective Cumming had re
ceived a telegram telling of an attempt to
hold up a freight train crew and was on
his way east to make an Investlgstion
when the trio was encountered sea Sumner.
for the Eagles' Excursion
CUMMINS' IDEA OF PRIMARY
Declares for Nominatiou of All Candidates
bj Direct Vote.
ALL SHOULD BE NAMED ON THE SAME DAY
Expresses Belief Much a System
Would Put an End to Corporate
Control of Politics In State
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DE8 MOINES, la., Aug. 13.-Speclnl.)-In
his address Saturday at the Chautauqua
at Ames Governor Cummins outlined for
the first time what he proposed to recom
mend to the next legislature in the way
of a primary election law. Early this
spring Governor Cummins Informed his
friends that he would bend every energy
through the entire year toward securlnR
a primary election law, and during the hot
summer months has been lecturing on the
subject at the Chnutauquas of the state.
The governor has refused to give out
the manuscript of his address "The Reign
of the Common People," on the plea that
he would deliver tho address at a large
number of places during the summer. It
became known through the delivery of the
address at Ames that It Is a plea for the
adoption of the primary election law, and
Is an outline of his desire as to the pro
visions of the law. After discussing tho
evils of the present day In politics Governor
Cumins suggests that the remedy Is In the
primary election law.
On this he says: "This system of . cau
cuses and conventions has another . objec
tion. It makes the county of the con
gressional district the political unit, and
the majority usually takes the whole
county or congressional district even
though the- preponderance Is almost In
appreciable. In our country the voter
should be -the unit and his will should
count from the beginning to the end. The
greater number of these units In the party
organization In tho territory In which the
officer Is to be nominated, should con
trol, and nothing should be permitted to
either prevent or obstruct this decision."
Taking up the primary election law
then the governor says: "By a primary
election law I do not mean those weak
and Ineffectual experiments which apply
to but a single party and which are
limited to a county. I mean a primary
election law prevailing throughout the state
which will require all political organiza
tions to nominate their candidates on the
same day by direct vote of the men who
live within the territory covered by the
office. I mean a system so broad and com
prehensive that when the sun goes down
on the primary election day. when the
voters have depositee their ballots, the
nominations and all the nominations will
have been made and nothing will remain
but to declare the result. I mean a sys
tem that will shut the door In the faces
of the corporations or persons who at
tempt to influence or prevert the public
will through conscious or unconscious
bribery of delegates to conventions. I
mean a system that will after the citi
zen has deposited his primary ballot, and
I thus expressed his purpose, give expression
to tnat purpose and will make that ballot
as powerful In determining the result as
the ballot of any other man whatever dif
ference there may be In station, in skill.
In the art of manipulation, in the capac
ity to organize and the ability to per
suade. I mean a system that will require
the candidates to be approved by the
voters themselves. I mean a system that
leaves but one door open to the cor
ruption!, namely the door that lead to
the Individual voter. That door we can
FOR THE ROUND TRIP
never close, but It Is not easy to turn the
common people from their purpose."
Politicians who follow the trend of events
believe they can read In this that the
governor will recommend to the legislature
a bill doing away with the convention en
tirely. Deroratlons Near Completion.
The decorations at the state house are
nearlng completion more rapidly than was
anticipated for a time. The house chamber
Is completed so far as the painters are
concerned and the scagllnla will soon all
be In place. In the north and south cor
ridors on the first floor the scaffolding
will all be removed the latter part of next
week. A little remains to be done above
the north and south staircases, but this
will not consume a great deal of time. It
is assured now that the painters will be
through and pane by the opening of the
Leaves fur Coast.
Labor Commissioner E. D. Biigham' left
today for Portland, where he will attend
the exposition and from there he will go
to San Francisco, where he will attend
the national convention of state labor com
missioners. He will be gone aisjut thirty
days or more.
A letter has been received In this city
from persons connected with the prepara
tions for the reciprocity conference stating
that there will be an effort made to get
the conference to endorse a maximum and
minimum tariff platform. This, it is
claimed, will give the reciprocity people
something definite to work for and at the
sume time cause discomfiture with the op
position to reciprocity.
Would Change Method.
State Railroad Commissioner N. 8.
Ketchuin of Marshalltown today said he
favored making railroad assessments based
entirely on the value of the trackage and
rights and other real property and rolling
stock. "1 believe." aald Mr. Ketchuin, "that
the county having the greatest amount of
tracks should have the most railroad taxes.
1 believe that where valuable terminal
tracks are located In a city that city should
get the benefit of that extra trackage. 1
would assess the rolling stock and divide
it up on the per mileage basis, as there
Is no other method. Hut In assessing the
property I would have a civil engineer In
each county make accurate estimate of
the cost of construction of all the tracks,
depots, lnterlockers and everything else
that entered into the railroad In that
county and would tax the road on that
showing Just as a mill or a residence or
newspaper Is assessed."
Official census figures given out last night
show that Louisa county has lost peo
ple In live years. The population Is now
12,t94 and five years ago was 1J..MH. Wa
pello, the county seat, is five less than
five years ago, the population now being
Carnival Is Ended.
KEARNEY. Neb.. Aug. 13. (Special Tel
egram.) The street carnival show which
has been here for a week pulled out lor
Grand Island early this morning. They did
a good business and the firemen and people
were well pleased with the show and ie
sults. Interest Anakeied.
Interest awakened every wheie In the
marvelous cures of cuts, burns, wounds,
with Bucklen's Arnica Salve. 26c. For
sale by Sherman A McConnell Drug Co.
Measarlna Moaat Whitney.
SAN "FRANCISCO. Aug 13 -A party ftt
I nited HIHtes geologcH level men under
Topographer R. A Farmer, which has twen
running a line of levels lo the summit of
Mount Whitney, have completed their work
snd found the true height of the mountain
to he M.t2 feet. While this shows Mount
Whitney lo be the highest measured mount
ain in the I'nited States, it makes the true
height twenty feet Irns than the figures
that have been generally aoceyted.
MANY ARE FILING ON LANDS
Thirty-rive Thousand Aorei . Takes tt
Horth Platte Lait Week
REAL RUSH COMMENCES THIS MORNING
Towns In Vicinity of Lands Filled
with Strangers, Many of Whom
Are I nahle to Seoare Hotel
NORTH PLATTE, Neb.. Aug. 13. (Special
Telegram.) During Thursday, Friday and
Saturday of the lost week 35,000 acres of
government land wltMn the North Platte,
Neb., land district were filed upon. These
filings were all one section homesteads
and many of them covered land embraced
within the soldiers' declaratory statement,
over which, according to law, regular home
stead entries may be filed, but with the
chances that the soldier who filed the
declaratory statement may kick off the
homesteader If the soldier proves that he
has built a home and established his resi
dence within six months from the date he
filed his declaratory statements. None of
the soldiers have done this, so that the
entrymen run no chances, as tho time for
the soldiers to comply with these require
ments of the law runs out Monday, Tuee
day and Wednesday of this week. North
Platte today Is filled with strangers, from
near and far, and the towns along the
Colon Pacific railroad In the vicinity of
the hind are each filled with strangers try
ing to get teams to get to land. Many can
find no rooms to use during the night and
some have blankets which they spread in
the most suitable places and sleep under
the canopy of the heavens. The weather
Is very good and hence no suffering from
lack of accommodations.
Tomorrow there undoubtedly will be
lineup before the land office here. There yet
remains ano.nnn acres which will be subject
to entry this week and from appearances
all will tie taken . before the week ends.
Scores of homeseekers have been looking
over the land during the past week and
making selections and all pronounce It good
land. Of course It Is lest suited for graz
ing, but most - very section has consider
able portions which can be put to various
crops. Those vho havo been driving and
riding over fie land say that they found
scattered over it ranchers who were cutting
the native hay w hich grows on It.
Some cattlemen are at the same game
they played at the February opening of
bilking to tie homeseekers and trying to
discourage them. Real estate Is changing
hands very rapidly and values rising. Many
of the homcset kers are not after home
steads, but deeded lands.
(.(IVKHNflH ( AI.I S ll ;i ARPSME
llrlaade Parade the Feature of the
KEARNEY, Nib. Aug. 13-(Ppeclal Tel-.
egram.)-E-iiiy Sunday morning Oovernor
Mickey took a horseback ride through tho
camp of the National Guard, renewing ao
qualntancf g and greeting the boys. At 2
o'clock senilis were held by Chaplain
Preason of le First Nebraska. At 6:15
brigade parade Wila iield. commanded by
General Culver, the troops and bands per
forming splendidly and making a fine ap
pearance. There were hundreds of car
riages, well filled, bringing spectators. A
nice rain Saturday night put the camp In
Captains Palmer and Welch returned to
their regiments at Fort Crook early this
If you have anything lo trade, advertise
It In the For Exchange columa of Tba Sea
.want ad fiace. - '
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