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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, N JULY 12, 1W3.
FINK CETS OFFICES AT LAST
Trtworer Finally Force Council to Gits
Him SniubU Qa&rtcn.
MOVES OUT AND BACK INTO CITY HALL
lcatora(s, rinding Their Partisan
I)nnrab l.orr Reject le,
Glre All Fink Aake
The democratic city council declared the
republican city and county treasurer could
not move the books and records of the city
from the city hail to the court house to
execute the consolidation provision of
the charter. The republican city and
county treasurer moved the booki and
records to the court house. Then, after
tho council had provided suitable quarters
In the city hall for the merged depart
ments, he moved the property bark again.
The fresh chapter In city hall comedy
was pulled off In a highly dramatic way.
The crisis was reached when City Hall
Superintendent Pave Rowden, he of many
a serlo-romlc fray, took Treasurer Fink
In custody for daring to move the books
In defiance to a council order and luggej
him before that body. There Mr. Fink
made an oration destined to be memorable
for Its persuasive eloquence and powerful
Fink la the Fornm.
"Why am I arrested and summoned be
fore you In this way?" he demanded.
"What right have you tonterfere with
my conduct of the office to which I was
elected and for which I have given a
heavy bond? I am the custodian of the
books, records and money and I may
transact the business of the treasurer In
the court house or the city hall as I see
fit. For months I waited for the council
to provide large enough quarters of a
suitable kind, in the city hall In order that
the consolidated departments might oo
lodged there. You first tried to give me
rooms that would not do at all and then
jorned my applications for relief. Mean
.lille the public has demanded that the
, .ovlslons of the charter Joining the two
v. fires be carried out. It would be more
convenient to have the offices In the city
hall, but It Is not complying with the law
to go on conducting a city treasury in
tho hall and a county treasury In the
court house, requiring cltlxena. to visit
both places to pay their taxes, and not
by any -means obeying the plain terms of
Coaacll Repudiates Promise.
"You made promises to me before and
you broke them. I set this afternoon for
moving to the court house and move I
Thereupon the democratic council de
scended from its perch and begged Treas
urer Fink to give them a few minutes time.
President Johnson grew almost eloquent in
trying to Induce the treasurer to meet these
requests. He said the body was laboring
valiantly to give him proper quarters and
In a few minutes everyone would be satis
fled. "We are going to give you the rooms
used by the fire department and the chief
of police," said Councilman Jackson.
"These are Just what you want. You will
have them In a few minutes. Please stay
a while and watch us adopt the resolu
A start on - moving the current year's
tax books and some of the special tax
books was made at I 40 p. m. The council
had called a special meeting at 3 o'clock
to arrange for rooms for tbe treasurer,
spurred on by Ills posted notice that after
Wednesday he ould transact city business
at the court house. Tuesday night the
council, In response to a like notice,: had
adopted a resolution instructing-the hall
superintendent to prevent the removal of
any property from the office, pursuant to
the advice of the city attorney, who held
that the treasurer was not the real cus
todian of the records but that the city
council and mayor could do as they pleated
with them. ,-
FIDELITY MEN AT BANQUET
serial Areata Called!
Officials of tho
la to Meet
The Jowa and Nebraska general a gen
of the I'nlted States Fidelity and Guaranty
ccmpany of Baltimore were given a com
plimentary dinner at the Commercial club
Wednesday evening by John R. Bland, the
president of the Arm, who la visiting
Omaha. Twenty-five covers were laid and
besides the company field heads there were
Invited as special guests Senator J. H. Mil
lard, Lieutenant Governor E. G. McOllton,
Judge E. M. Bartlett, F. H. Gaines and
Sidney W. Smith. Papers of great Interest
and lnstructlveness to those present were
read by Messrs. Bland, McOllton, Bart
lett snd E. S. Merrick. Colonel J. Frank
Suppler, assistant to President Bland, made
a brilliant extemporaneous speech.
The following general and special agents
of the company were present: George W.
Conn. Allison, la.; Frank Dleckman, Clin
ton. Ia.: Do Lay W. Otis, Counrll Bluffs;
C. W. Pierce, Davenport; B. F. Kauffman,
Des Moines; Emll Feigner, Dubuque; John
t Plank, Iowa City; Thomaa H. Flaherty,
Fort Dodge; Beverly B. Hobbs; Keokuk;
H. S. Merrick, Ottumwa: R. J. Andrews,
fV.nux City; Kit A. Barnes, Grand Island;
William Madgett, Hastings; O. W. Talm,
Lincoln, and B. L. Baldwin, W. R. Lewis
and Walter A. Yonson, Omaha.
The Wabash has Issued
pamihlet, "MOUNTAIN, LAKE AND
SEA." Those planning a summer trip
should ask for one. Wabash City Office,
1601 Farnam St., or address Harry E.
Moores, G. A. P. D Omaha, Neb.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Showers la Nebraska Today Cooler la
oath anil Warmer In North
WASHINGTON, July ll.-Forecast of the
weather for Thursday and Friday:
For Nebraska Showers Thursday, cooler
in south and warmer In northwest portions;
For Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday; show
ers and cooler at night or Friday.
For Missouri Partly cloudy Thursday,
showers in south portion; Friday showers
and cooler except fair In northwest portion.
For South Dakota Fair In west, showers
and cooler In east portion Thursday; Fri
For Wyoming Generally fair Thursday
and Friday; warmer Thursday In southeast
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER RUREAU.
OMAHA. July 11. Official record of tem
perature and precipitation, compared witk
the corresponding day of the last three
years: lffvi. iok isa
Maximum temperature.... f9 73 84 f
Minimum temperature.... 71 57 84 70
Mean temperature 80 5 74 "8
Precipitation 00 .00 .81 .00
Temperature and preclpltetlc-n departures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1,
and comparison with the last two years:
Normal temperature 78
Excess for the day....: 2
Total deficiency since March 1 la
Normal precipitation 18 Inch
Deficiency for the day 16 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1... .ISM inches
Deficiency since March 1 8.02 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 19I6.... 6.39 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 19(t4..., 1.31 Inches
Reports from stations at 7 P. M.
Station and State Temp. Max.
of Weather. 7 p. m. Temp.
FRUIT AND FLOWER MEN
Horticultural Society of State IfteU ii
Ehtdj Hutcom Ftrk.
MAYOR MAKES ADDRESS OF WELCOME
President Craig of the Park Board
Talk of Omaha. Re sort a and
Boaiavards ana Several ,
rape re Aro Read.
Bismarck, raining 66 82
Cheyenne, raining 64 78
Chicago, partly cloudy 74 78
Davenport, cloudy 84 8
Denver, cloudy 76 80
Havre, clear 80 82
Helena, partly cloudy 84 86
Huron, cloudy - 84 88
Kansas City, clear 82 86
North Platte, cloudy 80 84
Omaha, partly cloudy 86 88
Rapid City, partly cloudy.. 78 84
St. Ixiuls, partly cloudy.... 84 80
St. Paul, partly cloudy 78 88
Salt Lake City, clear 84 86
Valentine, cloudy 66 82
The summer meeting of the Nebraska
State Horticultural society convened
Wednesday morning at the pavilion in
Hanscom park with about fifty members In
attendance. The officers of the society,
all of whom were present, are: J. H. Had
ltlnson, Benson, president; H. 8. Harrison,
York, llrst vies president; C. H. Green.
Fremont, second vice president; Peter
Youngers, Geneva, treasurer; Luke M. Rus
sell, Lincoln, secretary; W. G. Swan of
Tecumseh, A. J. Brown of Geneva and A.
J. Yager of Fremont, directors. Repre
sentative horticulturists are also present
from all parts of Nebraska and Iowa,
Council Bluffs and Shenandoah being par
ticularly well represented.
The meeting was called to order at 10 a,
m. by President Hadklnson, who Introduced
Rev. T. J. Mackay, who offered the Invo
cation. Mayor J. C. Dahlman delivered the
address of welcome. He expressed himself
as feeling honored snd gratified to extend
the hospitalities of Omaha to so excellent
an organization and continuing said:
"This is rather early for me to make a
speech, as my speech making is ordinarily
confined to the evening. However, I want
to extend you a hearty welcome to Omaha
and hope you will enjoy yourselves while
here. The city Is yours. We want you to
visit our parks and boulevards, and I want
you to visit the city hall. There will be no
necessity for me to give any Instructions
to the chief of police regarding you your
faces Indicate that you are exempt from
any possible police Interference."
Craig on Parks and Boulevards.
James Y, CraJg, president of the Omaha
Park board, delivered a brief address upon
the park and boulevard system of Omaha.
"Our total park system comprises some
600 acres and we have twelve miles of
boulevard already built and twelve more
miles under contemplation and partial con
struction. It will be a pleasure to us to
have you visit all our parks and go over all
our boulevards. Do not criticise us too
harshly, but we believe you can give us
some valuable suggestions for the further
beautifying of both of these systems."
President Hadkinson here announced that
arrangements had been made to provide the
society a ride over the Omaha boulevard
system Thursday morning. The society
j would meet for this purpose at 10 o'clock
Thursday morning at rmeentn ana rar
nam streets, where conveyances would be
The response to the address of welcome
was made by J. J. Hess, president of tbe
Omaha Florists' club, on behalf of the so
ciety. He was followed with an interest
ing paper by R. C. Peters of Dundee on the
subject of "What I Have Done With My
Home Grounds." He told of his successes
and failures with various shrubs and fruits.
Upon the conclusion of his paper Mr.
Peters was plied with numerous questions
relating to his successes. A feature of the
paper that brought out an Interesting dis
cussion was the suggestion of Mr. Peters
that more attention should be paid to the
beautlflcatton of school grounds, particu
larly In the rural districts.
The general tendency of the discussion
00 , was to endorse the sua-aestlon relatina? to
JJJ the beautincatton of scho61 grounds In the
.01 ' rural districts.
.00 Experiments at Chambers.
ro 3- Coppoc of Chambers read a paper
,oo upon "Some Results at the Chambers Ex-'-22
periraent Station. " with special reference
L A. WELSH. Local Forecaster. 10 018 "praying of fruit trees- The paper
brought out a lively discussion as to the
best methods of spraying snd spraying
mixtures. W. O. Swan of Tecumseh was
of the opinion that good results could
ba had from picking the wormy apples front
trees and destroying them as by spraying.
It might require a little more work, he
thought, but the results would be more sat
isfactory. He had with him on exhibition
a number of fine apples to prove his theory,
which had never seen a sprayer or spraying
Florist Dole of Beatrice brought wltn
him a fine collection of vine flowers that
he had trained over a summer house at
his home, including a new variety of the
hardy pea, scarlet runners and honey
suckle. The summer house was used a
a play house for children, and he thought
some such a plan might be adopted for
the country school houses.
Prof. L. Bruner of the bureau of ento
mology and ornithology of the University
of Nebraska endorsed the plan of beau
tifying rural school grounds. He gave
also a brief sketch of the origin of the
establishment of the forest reservation
In Nebraska and the attendant success.
W. R. Adams, Superintendent of parks
of Omaha, read an Interesting paper in
the care and planting of trees and gave
a long list of those which had been most
successfully cultivated in Nebraska and
which had become acclimated to this lati
tude. Luncheon was served at noon at the pa
vilion to such as desired to remain at tho
The session was resumed at 2 o'clock,
with the following program:
Paper. "Bedding Plants, and Planting
Beds." Ed. William, Grand Island.
Paper, "The Ideal Carnation," Irwin
Paper, "Care of Cut Flowers," Joh?
Paper, "Rosea," M. Stauch, Count
An evening session will be held at tho
pavilion, with the following program:
Music. Danle Glee club, Omaha,
Address, "Our Unused Capital," C. S.
Music. Glee cluh.
Address. "Civic Improvement." Judge W.
W. Slabaugh, president of the Omaha
Civic Improvement league.
Music. Glee club.
Evening Session at Tark.'
The final session of the Nebraska Horti
cultural society was held Wednesday even
ing at Hanscom park pavilion, with a large
attendance of members, their wives and
friends from Omaha and adjacent cities.
The meeting opened promptly at 8 o'clock
with music by the Danle Glee club of
Omaha. The opening address was by Rev.
C. 8. Harrison of York, who talked elo
quently upon "Our Unused Capital." He
said In part:
We are all millionaires, but somehow
lack the ability to reach out and take hold
of the wealth that nature offers us. Thit
Is, some of us do. We foil to profit by
the material within our easy reach. All
we have to do Is to keep on the right side
of nature and know how to use the capital
so freely and abundantly proffered us.
What a field of opportunity there Is In
working the gold mine of the front yard
In making It a thing of beauty and a Joy
The horticulturist has opened to us a field
of endeavor that la akin to godliness. He
leaves a path of beauty behind him that
shall endure forever. I wsnt to preach
the evangel of beauty by bringing within
our reach the glorious be.tutv of God's
creations in flowers, which are but rainbow
fragments that need a little artistic toncl
to excel In Joy the bow of promise. The
firmament Is but a flower garden of tin
universe, the stars of beryl, of crimson,
gold, emerald and diamonds are the hsndl
work of God's glory that have their
counterpart in the floral possibilities of the
earth. Here, then. Is our unused capital
and Is ours but for the taking. I woulC
love to see every street a boulevard, ami
every sand hill covered with pines, thur
making the air redolent with their aroma.
The Glee club sang again, and then
Judge W. W. Slabaugh, president of the
Omaha Civic Improvement league, delivered
an Interesting add ' on the work of the
league and how mudii It has accomplished
in awakening1 a spirit of civic Improvement,
rapidly growing and spreading Its Influence
throughout the state for cltlea beautiful.
The meeting closed with another song by
the Glee club.
A fine collection of small fruits, flowers
Rowden sees Things.
Wednesday morning, evidently anticipat
ing business on the part of the treasurer.
Superintendent Rowden induced Mayor
Dahlman to station two policemen to guard
the doors of the treasurer's office. The
minions of the law remained on duty until
about 5 o'clock, although Councllmen John
son and Sheldon had promised to have
them removed shortly before noon If the
treasurer would consent to an armistice
until 8 o'clock. As the bltiecoats remained
at front, and rear entrance, Mr. rink con
sidered hat his obligations were cano-lled
and he proceeded to complete the arrange
ments for moving.
Injunction papers to restrain the city
from Interfering had been prepared by
County Attorney Slabaugh ready for the
signature, of a Judge In ease serious resist
ance was made. About t o'clock the police,
met were sent away and Dave Rowden
mounted guard. The counrll convened and
twenty minutes later Treasurer Fink
headed a line of clerks and deputies laden
with the current and special tax books.
The officious Rowden tried to stop the pro
cession. He failed miserably, but grabbed
hold of Fink. The .latter, having an eye
to strategy, demanded being taken before
tbe councjl, This was dona. Meanwhile
the clerks and deputies carried their books
across the street to the court house and
the operation was consummated.
Coaacll Flnallr Wakes I n.
All this was unknown to the council un
til sfter It adjourned, and then the demo
cratic members were extremely Irritated.
Councllmen Funkhouser. Bedford, Brucker
and Hansen not having the honor of being
present. After Fink made his speech and
. had bean begged to negotiate Elsasser wore
a blank look.
"Well, what are wo and what rights have
wc. 'anyhow?" he asked.
"The rights of a private rltlsen In this
rase," responded Fink. "I have charge of
the treasurer's office and any attorney who
knows his business will tell yon I'am the
custodian of the effects of that office."
County Attorney Slabaugh wandered In,
tooK Dave Rowden to one side and men
tioned soma of ths penalties for forcible
detention without authority of law. Mr.
Rowdaa then and there dropped his role as
preserver of tbe peace and upholder of
Fink Octa AU Ho Wants.
Mr. Fink left at Ms own frao will and
the council adopted a resolution giving his
department ths rooms occupied by the
fir and pcHoo chiefs on the first floor of
the- city hall, removing the fir a chief to
the apartments of ths commissioner of
health and the latter to ths vacated tax
commissioner's rooms. The chief of police
was awarded two rooms Just east of ths
tax commissioner's office, all on the second
floor. The resolution was temporary and
an ordinance was Introduced to make tho
eobOMslona mors binding.
It was not neoeasary to use the Injunc
tion papers. After ha found that tho coun
cil had decided to givo hint proper quarters
Mr. Fink ordered ths books and other
things returned, n expressed himself as
satisfied with tho rooms, as they are the
osly one available without heavy expense.
Ta givo him tbs comptroller's oSloa would
mean a large expenditure for putting- In a
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For the accommodation of passengers from Iowa and Eastern Nebraska the
Burlington will run a completely equipped special train, leaving Omaha Sunday,
July 15th, at 4:45 p. m., and Lincoln 6:35 p. m., arriving Denver for breakfast Mon
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Reserve your sleeping car berths either in the Standard or Tourist Sleepers
early on account of the heavy volume of Colorado business to move on the special
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The destination of tickets at the above rate may be Denver, Colorado Springs or
Pueblo. This train will make stops for passengers only at Lincoln. If your ticket
reads going and returning over the Burlington it will be honored for tbe return
journey on the Burlington's famous electric lighted Denver-Omaha flyer, No. 6, which
leaves Denver at 4:35 p. m. and arrives Omaha at 7:10 a. m.
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and apples were displayed at the after
noon snd evening session. The fruits were
largely from the Marshall orchards at Ar
lington, consisting of a great variety of
cherrl. O. 8. Christy of Johnson had a
fine variety of raspberries, blackberries and
dewberries on exhibition, as well ss a num
ber of varieties of cherries and spples. W.
O, Swan of Tecumseh exhibited a number
of samples of apples and plums from his
orchards. One of the Interesting exhibits
was a number of apples from a new or
chard In Lincoln county owned by F. Q.
Stephens of Crete. There were several
floral exhibits, largely from Omaha florists,
that wee very beautiful, and also a floral
exhibit by K. W. Dole of Beatrice.
Members of the society and their wives
will be given an automobile ride about the
city this morning, particularly over the
boulevards and through the parks. The
executive committee will hold a brief ses
sion at ths Murray hotel during the morn
ing to close up the affairs of the meeting.
A number of new members were added from
It was developed during the meeting that
the fruit crop In Nebraska hls year wilt
be a very large and fine one. This la par
ticularly true of cherries, apples and
peaches. The home raspberry and black
berry crop will also be abundant and Is
Just beginning to come Into the market.
Fred Paffenrath, general udltor for the
Nleoll The Tailor company, leaves tonight
for a ten days' auditing trip of the eastern
.Goaa elphl tim.a aa far
If Ton have boeo nsinf
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