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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 26, 1905)
TITE OMAnA-ILLUSTRATED BEE.
Right Hand Men of the District Judges When Court is in Session
R-R-DER In the court:"
Thus the old-time court tn i H (T
was wont to ii'Tve nothe tlmt
tho tililire H'lLI 11 1 Hit til take hlS
i'tiiJ seat on the bench uml that the
ramie should become still ana rcsi-cii ui.
NowIkJ-?, In the ci irntnul liranrli of tho
Douglas county district routt Bailiff John
Norlsrg rups sharply with Ids knuckles
on the table near him and mys:
"Have it quiet In the court. please."
Juro(s ami spectators seldom require a
second not juration, hut the nttorhevs go
on ulth their side-line consultations, Just
taking tin- trouble to modify their vohvs
fVlT HO slightly. LuWyern Mtld tlietllbct
of the lr ut to a large xti-iit privileged
chni aclcrs about the court room:. Tho
Judges tlicnise lv were lawyer lwfon .
The bailiffs are really the right bandit
of the Judges while court Is In session.
They carry messages, get hooks or papers
ai required, keep order, nee that the ice
water In the Masons Is kept replenished -look
wise, and are generally useful. Thcv
nre eight In number and weigh more than
any other eight men about the courts. In
legal significance to the visitor who makes
only u casual call. They represent the
militant majesty of tho law. as against
the self-contained and dignified represen
tatives who sit on the bench and lend
their ears to everybody's complaint.
orbrrK' Vrin of Service.
Tiie dean of the corps of ballifTs. in age.
Is Charles F. M. Morgan, who serves In
the court room presided over by Judge
Sears. The senior In service Is John Nor
berg. serving In the criminal branch, with
Judge Pny. Norberg Is now on his nine
teenth year of service about the courts of
Iouglas county. He came to America
from Sweden In 18K, when 8 years old.
Two years afterward, his father having
died, the 10-yeur-old lad trudged from
wliat is now Bloomlngdale, 8. IX. to
Omaha, walking every foot of the way, to
get work. For several years young Nor
berg rode, race horses for Dennis Cun
ningham on the old track which was after-
ward Incorporated In the exposition
grounds. Afterward he followed various
vocations until May 13, 1887, when he be
came a bailiff. He has served continuously
since, with tho exception of three years,
when he was messenger for H. H. Bal
drlge, while the latter was county attor
ney. Norberg has seen Judges Neville,
Hopewell and Baker come and go and
saw Judge Day coming. He was nine
years with Judge Hopewell. He has hud
charge of juries that considered many of
the noted cases tried In the county. In
cluding quite a few murder cases, In at
least two of which the defendant drew
the death penalty and was hanged. He
knows the routine of the courts uncon-
Cripple's Wonderful Work.
f" IENJAMIN J. MORGAN of Water
I I bury. Conn., a cripple, has com-
which la attracting considerable
attention. Inside a bottle eight
and one-half Inches long, four and one
half Inches In diameter and one-half inch
at the neck he has made, a miniature repre
sentation of the Litchfield County Choral
union giving Its concert at the armory.
Twenty-five of the singers are repre
sented on six rows, the women being at
tired in white and the men In black, each
inger having a red covered choral book
In his or her hand. The twenty-five dolls
representing the singers are two and one
half inches in length, one and one-half
Inches across the shoulders, each doll
having to be separated in twelve pieces In
order to get It through the neck of the
After they were passed through the neck
they were glued together. There are 781
pieces In all In the glass vessel. The stop
per of the bottle represents the front of
John F. McClelland, a wealthy farmer of
North Franklin township, near Washing
ton, Pa., has died, leaving a wilt which
Includes the following: "I direct that my
body be Interred In the hill orchard on the
farm I own, In a rough, unplaned box that
will cost about 1, and use the clothing I
have In the house and have no funeral or
preaching in the house. Employ two men
to huul my body up to the orchard and
Inter it at the corner tree of the Lewis
Snyder farm and mine und place no mark
on the grave."
At (lie Header the Class.
Gorge Fields, a Cherokee Indian living
In Indian Territory, will be recommended
to President Roosevelt for commendation
because of his anti-race suicide tendencies.
As a rule very large families are not
prevalent among the Indians, but Fields,
Astounding Teats of
OOT ball material that any coach
might be glad to have to his
lineup Is going to waste on a farm
near Ashland, In Saunders county,
Nebraska. Harry Beetison,
who is probably the strongest boy tn the
slate. Is there dally testing his unlimited
muscular ability on such stunts as fall to
the lot of a farmer lad. Recently, Just to
see what lie could do, he posed for a pho
tographer with two of his companions bal
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C1IARLKS F. ' M. MORGANi
sciuusly. and his only difficulty is when he
is asked to call a witness whose name Is
spoken try the lawyer under his breath.
As a descendant of the Norsemen, this Is
the only "shock" John Norberg fears. He
is married nnd owns his home, 11106 South
Thh ty-thlrd street.
Oldest of the Bailiff.
Onirics V. M. Morgan, the white-haired
and dignified officer of Judge Bears' court,
on the seventh floor of The Ilec building,
was 78 years old hint February. He is n
native of Harrodsburg, Ky., and when 1
years old, in 1846. crossed the plains with
the paity led by General John C Fremont.
Mr. Morgan remembers that the party
crossed tho Republican river where Kear
ney, Neb., is now, und then proceeded., up
the Platte. He remained with the Fremont
party until Fort Sutter was reached, where
the men were paid off. Mr. Morgan served
In the Cayuse war, 1847-8, In what is now
Washington, but was then Oregon terri
tory. He was also a soldier in the Klickitat
war, 1856, and afterward served in the
Civil war in the First Oregon cavalry.
After the war he served as a member of
the first legislature that convened at Ore
gon City, which was opened by Governor
Abernathy. Bailiff Morgan has also trav
eled with pack trains of his own through
the mountains of Oregon and California,
and Is full of tales of tho famous men of
the early Says on the coast. He has been
a resident of Oinnha for the las seventeen
years. Although a Kcntuckiuu by birth
of Current Life
who has been married three times, is the
father of thirty-six children, twenty-six of
whom are now living. He is SO years old.
He has the largest family In the Cherokee
nation and the land allotment of the family
1 necessarily a big one.
Tribulations of a Uwrtr,
Speaking of thevtrIbulattons of the cross
examiner, a recent writer cites this ex
perience: In the progress of a murder trial near
Kansas City ho wished to learn from a
witness Just where the bullet struck the
"Where was this man shot?" was asked.
"Right here In this town," replied the wit
Bess. "Yes, I know, but where did the bullet
"Near Sixth and Wyoming streets."
"You don't understand me. Where did
the bullet enter?"
"It came In the window."
"But In what part of the body did It
"It never hit his body."
"Well, It certainly hit him somewhere
he Is dead."
"Hit him In the head," said the witness.
One of the most novel, and In a measure,
sane and satisfactory reasons for a certain
condition that has come to be recognized by
the managers Is thus editorially exploited
by the New York Sun:
Aa Aid to HelUlon.
At the annual business meeting of a coun
try church in Western Pennsylvania several
of the brethern, according to the Phila
delphia Ix-dger, complained of the habit
of certain of the congregation who at the
Sunday services spat upon the floor, especi
ally in the neighborhood of the stove.
The pastor suggested that a couple of cus
pidors might prevent the annoyance.
Whereupon a good deacon, unfamiliar with
tho elegant word for the Inelegant thing
said: "I movo that Brother A. and Brother
B. be appointed cuspidor for the ensuing
Nebraska Strong Boy
anced on each hand. On his right hand he
held Moses Jackson, weighing 146 pounds,
and on Ills left hand he heldhls brother.
William, weighing 127 pounds, long enough
to have the picture taken. Young Beetlson
Is 21 years of age, weighs 160 pounds and
has taken no form of physical culture ex
cept that to be had by every boy who has
to work on a farm. His parents are pio
neer residents of the section.
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NEBRASKA STRONG BOT.
J. U. HULBE1VE.
JOSEPH W. MARROW.
Romance or Foollshneasf
TAXD1XQ on a knoll In the mid
dle of a field of uncut corn, in
Iowa, Earl E. Campbell and Am
'ber II. Parklln were married by
the light of the moon at mid
night. The marriage license had been se
cured In Cherokee county while the wed
ding had been arranged to take place in
Ida county. To obviate any difficulty that
might arise over the legality of the mar
riage the principals and guests walked
through the cornfield to a knoll off the
county line. There the ceremony was per
formed. Harried Ills Snrse.
Robert C. Davidson, former mayor of
Baltimore, who shocked society last May
by deserting his wife and eloping with
Laura Banning Noyes, a nurse, married
Miss Noyes in New York City last week.
Mrs. Davidson made public the disap
pearance of her husband, who converted
$176,000 in stocks and bonds, all his property,
into cash und left for Europe with Miss
Noyes. On his return m August a recou
cillatlon was effected between Mr. and Mrs.
Davidson, but it proved short lived.
Mrs. Davidson said that he had been a
model husband up to two years ago, when
he met Miss Noyes at Nantucket, Mass.
Since then there was nothing but, unhappl
ness in their lives.
In October, however, 'Mrs. Davidson
brought action against her husband for
divorce on statutory grounds and received
a decree on the anniversary of her wed
ding. She was allowed &o,v0u as permanent
Davidson had been as prominent in re
ligious affairs in Baltimore as he had been
In political and fluuueial circles.
Another .rae'i Itoraanre.
Love, with the aid" of an automobile,
triumphed In u ruco with death in New
York City . when Dr. Frank W. Brandow
of Pittstifld, Muse., whose life had been
' despaired of, married Miss Louise Engcl,
Though confined to his bed by a severe
attack of tonsllltis. the Rev. Dr. Henry
Marsh Warren, hotel chaplain, performed
the ceremony while the couple stood at Ids
bedside In his home.
During the long Illness of Dr. Brandow's
first wife, five yeais ago. Miss Engel was
her faithful attendant and accompanied
her patient from Pittsfleld to her hus
band's summer place in Lenox, where Mrs.
Brandow died. Dr. Brando w suffered an
acute attack of a disease which had long
threatened him, and Miss Engel, who had
Just been graduated from tho Bishop Me
morial Training school of Boston, became
Progress Made in the Field
f"TAPTAINS of telephone service
I I and of telephone industries are
1 J WurillV A l iu.ll-l.11fl hullla In XT...
York City. Four companies
merged into one is striving to
break into that tell phone gold mine,
while the company enirerched In the city
Is fighting every minute of tiie day and
night to keep the field to itself. Each of
the new companies, prior to the merger,
offered to the city the service free of tf"0
telephoned. The city to; pays about
floO a year for the use of about 1,:!"0 instru
ments; the amount paid last year was
tft!0.C0i. At that rate Z.H' "phones should
be worth to the city nearly half u million
dollars annually. The new companies also
offer to construct their own subways and
to pay for the use of the streets, as well
as to set apart space in those subways tor
the city's service.
To the general public the companies offer
an interhorough rate of 5 cents a message,
and an Inter-city -rate of 10 cents, one
halt the present toll. They ask a twenty
five year franchise, with a reappraisal of
values at the etui of I tie term for a renewal
When the propositions were made, early
last summei, the city authorities instituted
an inquiry into the value of the proposed
franchise, resulting In a report placing the
value of the franchise at $7.&).o0u ;l
cash. Recently the merged companies ob
tained control of the franchise of a
burglar alarm company which, It is
rtalmed. is sufficiently elastic to enable
the consolidated company to do a tele
phone business throughout the greater
city. A hot fight in the courts is promised
if the company attempts to carry out Its
present :ila s.
' Eleetrtc 1-lars Maittpl-.
The elect i1 neat Ion of the Long Inland
railroad Is only the first step In an epoch
making transforinatiou which Is to work
a greater change In New York City than
anything that has been done In more than
generation. Home time bxfor the New
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Romantic Capers of Cupid
Time and again within the following
, three yeurs Dr. Brandow's Illness returned,
but each time he was nursed back to
health by Miss Engel. Last week Dr.
Brandow proposed to his nurse and was
accepted. He Is 32 years old and she
Accompanied only by a chauffeur, the
couple drove from PlttsrttU to New York
In Dr. Brandow's automobile Tuesday aft
ernoon, but the strain of the journey caused
a relapse, und Dr. Brundow had to take
to his bed upon his arrival in New York.
Death seemed about to drop the dark
curtain on the Incomplete romance, but
Dr. Brandow aked the hotel manager to
call Dr. Warren. When it was learned
that Dr. Warren was loo 111 to leave his
bed and attempts to procure another min
ister failed. Dr. Brandow arose, and with
Miss Engel was driven to Dr. Warren's
home. Propping himself up on pillows DrV
Warren performed the marriage rites.
Dr. Brandow Is a dentist and is well
known to the New York summer colony
at Lenox. He Is wealthy, an automoblla
enthusiast and president of the Berkshire
Automobile club and of the Pittsfleld Bout
club. One of his closet friends is Bishop
Worthing ton of Nebraska.
Wedding; in Tvhuantepeo.
The Indians of tho isthmus of Tehuan
tepec are a race apart. Ethnologists say
that the beauty of the women of the Zapo
tecan race, the principal people of the
Isthmus, is excelled only by the women ot
the Samoan Islands rf the Pacific, says
The principal ornament of a well-dressed
Zapotecau, aside from her rings of various
sorts. Is her necklace of American gold
coins. Nothing but American gold is ever
used. British sovereigns. French, German
and even the present small percentage of
Mexican gold coins are all disdained, and
American gold is bought at a high pre
mium In order that It may adorn the necks
of the belles of the isthmian metropolis.
A Zapotecan wedding tlesta is a thing
of real beauty. The queer, low, hot coun
try churches are the scene of the religious
ceremony. After the wedding the remark
able brass band, of which every wedding
fiesta must boast at least one, heads the
procession, and In their white muslin suits,
barefooted and behatted with rough som
breros, the bandsmen form the rough
ranks and lead the wedding procession of
bedollared women and men In alpaca coat
and big silver and gold embroidered som
breros through the narrow, dusty streets
of the city.
The procession makes Its way to the
scene of the festivities, where under a
canopy of straw mnts, und with mats and
rich grusses and ilowers for wall decor
York Central's vast underground terminal
Is ready for use that road will be pre
pared to move its local trains bv el. c-
tricliy. August 15. 19i;. j the date now
definitely fixed by the Central s engineers
for the insf-jHation of electric puwer. The
Erie his plans for a fift-iuiie su'oiirban
electric service. The lom.ilelion of the
Lackaviaiua's cxiwi-hv improvements on
the .Morris 4- Ks-x division, involving
tiie elevation and depression of its tracks
through Newark and. the Oranges; and
the erection of new stations and the mod
ernising of tin- road may he att.tuld by
the Inauguration of an e..rtrc service to
Morrilowii. The IVnnayU I'tiia's gijfaulie
terminal ami tunnel plans and tiie other
North rivei and lUfl river tunneln call
for the use of electric traction on th
eighteen or more underground and tinder
river tracks which will link Manhattan
with Long Island and New Jersey. The
transformation n traction methods with
lis estimated expenditure of $ .( o.
must he attended by no. able physical
changes In the city, of which there is a
hint in the Pennsylvania and Central terminal:-
already building and hi the
projei ted New Haven and Pennsylvania
terminal at Thirty-third street and Fourth
.avenue. If the Erie and Lackawanna are
forced to provide regular distributing
points in Manhattan we may look for an
era of railway station construction more
than rivaling In magnitude the present
one of the erection of palace hotels.
Aluminum Hire. -A
matter of some importance to the cop
per industry is the decision to use alum
inum wire in feeding electric power from
Niagara Kails to the West Shore road as
far east as Syracuse. Those lines are be
ing equipped for electric traction, and the
exceptionally long distance to be covered
by the feed wires raised the question
whether a lighter wire than copper could
not be used with equal satisfaction; for the
voume of electricity a wire will carry
varies directly with (the elite, and tha
greater the distance the greater th voruros
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ations, the dirt floor has been covered with
deep gravel, und the band finds Its place
from which to discourse the music for the
dance. Here in the gravel the ball goes
on. An Indian adaptation of the native
Spanish dance, the "Joto," Is a feature, and
each vies with the other for an oppor
tunity to dance with the bride. Then all
the company Joins liunds und-dances about
tho bride nnd bridegroom, wtio stand in the
middle of the circle. Then the ring breaks,
and each in his turn, still dancing, whirls
in to swing the bridegroom, then the bride,
and, courtesylng, passes over to the other
During the dancing refreshments, con
sisting of drinks from those of the ancient
Zapotecans down to the most modern, are
served In the house adjoining. Here the
bridegroom stands as host, drinking with
all his guests, who offer him the most ap
propriate ,and Inappropriate toasts with a
wish for his and his bride's future happi
ness. The dance goes on for many days some
times, and always lasts far Into each night.
And it is not an uncommon or dismaying
circumstance to recognize later In the per
son of a mantua-clud laborer on one's place
the hundsome bridegroom of yesterday,
who was so resplendent in a new alpaca
and gorgeous sombrero.
Wedding; Party Outwitted.
The mysterious disappearance from the
wedding supper of a bridal couple nnd J he
telegruphic announcement of the safe ar
rival of the brido and groom In Iowa City,
la., an hour later outlines a very clever
ruse perpetrated on their wedding guests
by Maurice Blrdsall, a son of Congressman
Blrdsall, and his bride, formerly Miss Nel
lie Mickelson of Clarion.
At the conclusion of the ceremony that
united the young people the guests sat
down to supper with the bridal couplu.
While the first course was being served
the groom gave a sign to a friend sta
tioned at a window and Instantly every
electric light in the house went out. Con
siderable confusion followed and when a
light was finally secured It was found that
the bride and groom were missing.
A friend had quietly raised a window and
the bridal couple stepped out of the house
and Into a carriage that was In waiting.
They were hurried to the homo of a friend,
whero tho traveling costumes were donned
and the couple were driven to the Rock
Island depot, where they boarded the'trala
on the blind side. An hour later they
arrived in Iowa City and telegraphed their
friends of their arrival there. The plan
of their' friends to tender them a hearty
reception were upset and the wedding
guests were left to finish the wedding sup
per without the guests of honor.
necessary. Kxperts were consulted quite
generally, It Is said, with the reaiilt that
aluminum has henn chosen Us greater
lightness making less exiensive pole o:i
structlon. According to pres. i.t plans,
electric power will b.- in trans,nit.ion from
the falls to fy 'isc. distance of lfi
miles. Aluminum v Ire lias frequently bid
for use in supvlyin;; electric power, but
with little success, uwlns; to the start ob
tained ly oopcr :'ir) the Indisposition of
coiporulli ii managers to abandon tried for
Kdlson'a Stora'ir Utler.
In a lau jn'erv:, w Thomas A. i;d!s in had
this to s.i. reganUng his storape battery:
After working nut this cleetric-storage-liaitcry
idea J made H.ono cells and sent
them H II ,er the country for trial," he
said. "The. only way to get at these things
is by praciici'l lists under all soils of con
ditions. I have got bvk a 11 those cells,
have sifted the matter down. Htul I am now
perfecting the n.ou- l cells. y next spring
I w ll have k-i new .;s made. We will
have hlg works lo I urn tli. io out.
"I believe that tiie problem ..f vel.li le
traffic In cities has ut lust ben solved. The
new elect ric-Htorage cell weighs forty
(Hiunds per horsepower for an hour. Thn
present lead battery oi the same efficiency
weighs from eight v-rtve lo 1 pounds.
"I believe that th solttiiou of vehlcTfc
traffic In cities Is to be found in the electric
wagon, leaving on the horse (educe th
length of the vehicle o:ie-half. Electric
power will double the bpeed. With the new
electric wagon the vehicle truffle of cities
can be increased four times without produc
ing any mute congestion than at present.
That will be a great gain In every way.
"The new storage cell will last from six
to fight years; that Is proved by actual ex
periments. I have oue cell whl h has been
in use for more than three years. The new
(ell will not cost any more than the paint
ing and the tires of a wagon. I don't think
that the cost of operation will be qulto as
great aa the ctt of horsea. There agala
we have an advantage."
FRANK U BKHM.
and early association, he say be never
used liquor until very recent years, and
then only sparingly. He accounts for his
perfect health on the edge of four Score by
"A man must take care of himself.
Whisky, dissipation, debauchery, late hours,
will kill any man that ever lived."
Other Veteraus of the Wmr.
Two other veterans of the war days are
serving as ballifTs in the district court.
Next In point or ape to Morgan Is John H.
Hulbert, Judge Kstellc's bailiff. In the
picture herewith he has n heavy mustache,
but he parted with this several months ago,
and now sports as fresh a visage of the
old Roman type as can be found In Omaha.
Bailiff Hulbert was born in IS39 at Manilas,
N. Y. He came west first In 1844 and went
to farming. Then he entered the army, In
the Fli'ty-nlnth Illinois infantry, and whem
the war was over took to railroading In
Iowa and Minnesota for nineteen years.
For six years he was engaged In the coal
business In Omaha and for the last six
years he has been serving with that other
veteran of the Grand Army, Judge Estello.
Maynard Maybcry, Judge Kennedy's bail
iff, is the third veteran of the corps. H
was born at Wellsvllle, Columbiana county,
N. Y., in lS4f ; descendant of a line of an
cestors who had been good Americans, as
lie proudly says. When a youth he served
his country as a member of the Fifty
second Ohio regiment. He has been a resi
dent of Omaha for seventeen years and a
bailiff for two years. Like Comrade Hul
bert Maybory is a quiet and courteous
Gossip and Stories
nigh Salaried Men.
TJTTJERE Is a list of men who receive;
I rf I a higher salary than the presl-
11 lletit if the TTnlleH Rtntoa- Rloli.
ard A. McCurdy, president Mu
tual Life company; William IL
Newman, president New York Central; Wil
liam E. Corev, president Steel trust: John
A. McQill, president New York Life; U
T. Lore, president Rook Island railroad;
C. H. Mattheson, president Chicago Glu
cose company; H. O. Havemeyer, president
American Sugar Refining company; Stuy
vesant Fish,, president Illinois Central;
James Stlllman, president. City National
bank; Gage E. Tarbell, second vice presi
dent Gqultable Life; Frederick H. Eaton,
president American Car and Foundry com
pany; A. J. Cassatt, president Pennsylva
nia railroad; Charles S. Mellen, president
New York, New Haven A Hartford rail
road; V. P. Snyder, president Bank of Com
merce; E. S. Chnppelle, wine agent; James
J. Hill, president Northern Securities com
pany; Frederick D. Underwood, president
Erie railroad; William H. Truesdale, presi
dent Lackawanna railroad; Samuel Spen
cer, president Southeru railway, and E. .P.
Ripley, president Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fe Railway company.
lie Got Too Man.
George Gould Is most particular about
and discriminating In "What be smokes, ac
cording to the notion of one Newark man
whose ideas failed to hitch with Mr.
Gould's. The railroad man visited a ma
chine shop there recently to Inspect a new
device which he thought of Installing on
his lines, reports the New York Tribune.
After his trip through the factory he felt
In his pocket for a cigar. He had none,
and the manager of the concern, much
chagrined, discovered . that he, too, had
"We'll send right out and get some,
though," he said.
"All right," said Mr. Gould, handing a
Superintendent of Education in Canal Zone
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rRfcolDENT TO DIRECT THE PUBLIC SCUuOLS AT PANAMA.
gentlman who pay strict attention to Ms
duties, and Is present evciy day that couit
Is In session.
Ilaa C harge of rlmlnal Juries.
Martin Kirkendall Is the jury rmllifT In
the criminal division of the distrct court.
He is Just completing his first year In that
eana.-liy. having previously leen an em
ploye of the street railway company as
i ond-.ii ti r on the Dundee line. In the
tlghteen years he has been a resilient of
Omaha. ItailirT Kirkendall has accumulated
a wife, a child and a home, all located in
Dundee, over all three of which he is
tiulte enlhusiart'.c in his remarks. As a
man or rcgu!:r habit and a good gardener
nnd hunter, llailirf Klrkctulall has no kick
coming on the world, with llu i-le.iile ex
ception that he thinks nil Jur is ought to
operate by daylight, alone and not keep
weary watchers waiting until far toward
morning and sometimes all night long. In
this modest protest against things as they
nre "Kirk" hns tho baoklm of the" other
three bnlllffs of the law Jud s. The equity
bail: j ure above such things, until the
judges shift about the first of the year.
Joe Marrow's Tale.
Joseph W. Marrow, who Is bailiff for
Judge Redlck. has hod a rather unique ex-
perience. He is a 'native of Baltimore. Md.,
but has lived In Omaha nineteen years. Ue
was a pa-jo' in the United States senate
during Orover Cleveland's last administra
tion and held over into Harrison's time.
Afterward he was for two years riding
1-age for the same body, carrying the mail
to the capitol. then spent two years more
In the folding rooms of the senate. Mr.
Marrow was later a painting contractor in
Omalui and bus been serving in Judge Re
dick's court for two yee.rs. Ho is married
and has two children. Bailiff Marrow likes
politics better than staying up nights with
Ezra W. Fields, the heavyweight of the
bailiff staff, serves In Judge Sutton's court,
where he has been engagod for two years.
He Is a native Nebraskan, born at Pal
myra, Otoe county. In 1871. Previous to be
coming a court officer Mr. Fields spent six
years with Swift and Company. He is
something of a farmer even while living In
the city, and finds Ms principal recreation
In the summer In cultivating the good
things that grow In Nebraska soil. If
necessity arose to sit on an obstreperous
person Bailiff Field could bring to the task
X pounds of solid flesh.
FVank Behm, born and bred an Omaha
boy. Is the kid of the bailiff force In age,
weight and experience; but he Is efficient
and reliable In the performance of his du
ties, and no bailiff can do more. While
serving as bailiff, Mr. Behm is also study
About Noted People
S2 bill to the man summoned by the man
ager, "go get us some cigars."
The man knew II. was George Gould and
had vast Ideas of the Importance of the
visitor, but unfortunately was net himself
a smoker. He returned with a great
double handful of cigars, which he passed
silently to Mr. Gould.
"Why why, what's all thlBT" sputtered
Mr. Gould, Inspecting the label, which bora
the name of a highly advertised brand of
"6-cent straights "
The workman tried to explain that these
were as good aa any he knew, but was
hustled back with them. There were forty
two cigars, by actual count.
Forty Year a of Work.
After continuous employment for forty
years, without losing a single. day's work
for any reason whatever and without a
vacation during all those years. Vine Ho
vey, agent at Forest City. Mo., for the
Burlington railroad, has been given a vaca
tion which will last two years, bis full
pay going on for that length of time. Hovey
Is the oldest man In point of service on
the Burlington system. At one time In
Nevada he owned a mining claim near the
famous Virginia mjrie, for which ha was
offered H5O.000. He wanted 11.000,000 and
finally parted with It for a pair of old
horses. Subsequently It was found that
this was more than the claim was worth.
Shaw and Ills Whiskers.
George Bernard Shaw, who has been In
dulging In some acrid criticism of American
literary taste, has the most unpardonable
set of whiskers which ever grew out of a
man's face. A recent critic remarked:
"There are many things for which a man
may not be censured, but his whiskers are
his own fault."
Shaw has a set which diffuses itself all
over his collar and shoulders and makes It
Impossible to determine whether he wears a
collar and shirt.
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