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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 10, 1906)
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Hi. and three to St. Louis employ,
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FAST JUDGE OF SLOW STATE
Hod. Jacob Triebei of Arkansas Sets
Bapid Pats for Nebraska Lawyers.
MAKES EVERYBODY MOVE RAPIDLY
Cases Are Tried and Verdicts
Heudered Before Home Attorneys
Can Finish Conrersattons
Over the Telephones.
Why do the bailiffs move about on tlptoaT
Why do tho lawyers arrive halt an hour
before time (or court Instead of halt an
hour after? Why Is the doorkeeper to
fastidious about having visitors remove
their hats the instant they cross the
ti.reshold of the court room? Why does
lie wuU'h with such evident nervousness
for the coming of the Judge?
These are a few of the questions asked
by vlHltors to the United Btates district
court room last week. The lawyers and
court officers knew the answer to the
questions, but they had nothing to say.
And after the visitors had been In court
a few moments they had learned the
A new Judge was on the bench. He camo
from Arkansas. That fact alona had been
sufficient to act at rest any apprehensions
which might have arisen In the minds of
attorneys or court officers regarding him.
If he had come from metropolitan New
York, from erudite Massachusetts or some
other part of the "effete," but entirely
modern east, something new might have
been looked for. But Arkansas pshaw I
Can any good coma out of Arkansas? was
the mental question of the lawyers. Is
not Arkansas the "state" of leather
booted, overalled, tobacco-spitting back
woodsmen who are said to be uncertain
yet whether the war la over? Is it not
that the country of ague and log cabins
and rasor-back "hawgs?" Is not Arkansas
anothsr name, a synonymous term for
No Farther Hoons for Donbt.
When It was announced that tha new
Judge pronounced tha name of his state
"Ah-kan-aaw" thera was no further room
for doubt. Ha possessed that languid,
southern, drawling accent. He must be one
of those easy-going backwoodsmen that
the books tell about. And the minds of
the people were at rest regarding htm.
Judge Jacob Trleber, United States dis
AND "THE BEST."
BOTTLED IN BOND
Look for the word "RYE" in red on label.
Woodford Co Ky,
(FISCAL YEAR CLOSES MAY 10th, 1007)
hipmonts for First Seven months of Ninth Year
trict Judge for the eastern district of Ar
kansas, arrived last Monday. He has
charge of the civil and equity dockets In j
the district court here while Judge Munger
is busy with the big land fraud cases.
Those who were In the court room when
the new Judge first took his seat have
reason to remember It. Some of the law
yers who had casus set for that morning
and who were not present have reason to
regret It. The new Judge Is a little man,
with an extremely courteous manner and
an engaging and ready smile, but he
showed in the space of three minutes or
loss that he was there for the purpose of
transacting business, and that the business
of the United States court, like time and
tide, waits for no man. Furthermore, he
demonstrated that the United States court
Is a dignified body within whose confines
men must maintain clrc. .ispectlon of
action and have respect for the law.
Three minutes after the court took Its
seat the trial of cases was under way. Two
or three had been disposed of In half an
hour. Some were disposed of without the
knowledge of the attorneys for one side
who had not arrived; courts usually waited
on them. When they arrived leisurely
later In the day and found their cases
lost they protested, but the Judge informed
them smilingly that the court opened at
8:30, and that 8:30 meant thirty minute
after 1 o'clock.
Attorneys from out of the city learned
of the state of affairs very quickly.
Ask Matt tiering.
Matthew Uerlnx of Plattsmouth stepped
Into a telephone booth In his home town
Tuesday morning and called up the clerk
of the United State court at Omaha.
"I'll not be able to get up to try that
case of mine set for this morning," he said
(easily. "You'll have to pass it over, be-
j cause I have a case In the supreme court at
"Hut your case Is on trial now," said the
"What," cried the attorney. "On trial you
j "Yes, It'a on trial before Judge Trleber,"
was the reply.
Then the telephone girl held her fingers
to her ears and the recording angel got
busy. By the time the attorney had said
what came to his mind on the spur of the
moment, the clerk told him that the case
had Just been decided In favor of the other
Thus did the work go on. The attorneys
gasped and consulted one with anothei
with troubled facea.
"Is this tha man from Arkansas?" they
Riley Bros.' Co., Omha
THE OMAITA DATTA TiEK: MONDAY. DECEMBER in, 100G.
In Shipments for First Seven Months
(COMPARED WITH SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR) "
Ho Other Shoe House in the World Ever Made Such Gains
Shipments this year have shown an average monthly gain of $200,000.00.
This indicates a gain for the year of $2,400,000.00.
Gains made in seven months indicate that shipments for ninth fiscal year will be
Remember This Record is for Only Seven Months
We Are Not Yet Nine Years Old.
The fact could not be disputed. The smil
ing, courteous, affable little Judge admitted
that he was from ''Ah-kan-eaw.'' He smil
ingly protested that he wss only doing his
duty when he dispatched the business of
the court with all possible quickness. And
the lawyers had to admit It.
Many Fall by the Wayside.
Many fell by the wayside the first day.
Matjhew Gerlng was only one incident of
a strenuous day. Other cases involving
thousands of dollars were decided in the
same manner. The laws of the United
States and the rules of the courts must
have felt proud of the respect accorded
Nor were the lawyers the only ones who
felt the power of the smiling man from
"The Jurors will please move out quietly
as the court has other business to trans
act," he announced quietly after excusing
a Jury. And profound silence reigned as
the men tiptoed out. The silence was Inter
rupted only by the voice of the court, who,
although listening to a case, saw that one
Juror had his hat on his head.
"Pardon me, but Jurors will not put their
hats on until they have left the court
room. The United States court Is a place
of dignity, not a barroom."
These words are accompanied by the
smile which makes offense Impossible.
When listening to arguments. Judge Trle
ber looks straight at the attorney and will
often Interrupt him to ask a question or to
point out a discrepancy In the argument. In
fact, the lawyers have found that they have
a lawyer as well as a Judge to deal with.
He grasps tha matter In hand with amazing
Onto Lawyer's Points.
"Pardon he, but have you a copy of your
petition?" he Inquires when a lawyer be
gins to read something. Then he takes It
and the lawyer reads from the original.
"I wish to call your honor's attention
to page 7, which reads as follows," says
"Tea, I have read that. How about the
matter on page t?" says the Judge. And
In a few moments the man from Arkansas
has the meat of the whole case In hand
and has announced his decision.
A man of small physique, of great mind,
of extreme courtesy of manner is Judge
jacoo irieuer oi Arkansas, j-iis nair Is an
Iron gray and the line of his high fore
head recedes along the temples, where the
nalr has gone. He has a brown, choppy
Roosevelt mustache and a Roosevelt
smile, "full of teeth," and several of them
are gold teeth.
Judge Trleber is St years of age, a na
tive of Germany, at one time a nominee
for United Btates senator and four times
a delegate to a national republican con
tention. The law's delays are proverbial, but the
attorneya have found that tha Judge from
Arkansas uses Judgment In determining
Just how much of the delay allowed by
the limit of the law Is compatible with
the case In question.
"Twenty days for an answer!" exclaimed
the Judge the other day when an attorney
said he thought that was about what he
needed. "Why wouldn't three days be
enough? I think so. Tou may have three
days to file your answer. What la the
And another attorney retired to remodel
his Ideals of Arkansas. An Insurance case
came up, tho Insurance company asking a
! Delays. Allowed.
"In thU clasa of cases I never give a
continuance If It can be helped." said the
Judge, "because If the widow is entitled
to the money she ought to have It as soon
as possible, and If not she snould know
that as quickly aa possible. Tou may
"The decisions In this clasa of oases are
uniform." said the attorney, easily..
"Pardon me," Interrupted the Judge, that
peculiar! good-buiuured awUe spreading
over his face, "but will you Just cite me a
oase or two."
' After some 7search.jTXIitf attorney found
one and mentioned It.
"This Is one of the cases that cover the
present case," he said.,.
"But," Bald the Judge, with his smile,
"wasn't that case reversed?"
The attorney thought not. In fact, he
was quite sure of It. . Then the Judge,
without a moment's hesitation, repeated the
entire history of the case. It was one
having five different decisions by different
judges. The man from sleepy Arkansas
told the exact points In each decision, the
names of the Judges giving them and the
reasons for each. The attorney then found
another case, rather an obscure one.
"Yes, that is by Judge Blank of the
Eighth district," said the Judge. "But
don't you see that the point involved there
" and he went on to give the entire
history of tho case.
"I'll not hear from the defendant
further," said the Judge at the close of
an Important case Involving life Insur
ance. "This policy distlncly states what
the conditions are to be, and the conditions
have been fulfilled, aa is admitted by botli
sides. Judgment can go only for the plain
tiff. The next case." ,
DIAMONDS Frenxer, 16th and Dodge.
WRONG PLACE FOR LICENSE
Soldier with Bride-to-Be Goes to Clt
Jail for Marriage Cer
tificate. "Please, can you give me a marriage
license?" was the question propounded to
Desk Sergeant Dillon at the olty Jail Sat
urday afternoon by Charles H. Devall, a
private In Company A, Thirtieth Infantry,
stationed at Fort Crook.
Sergeant Dillon was dumbfounded for the
Instant and quickly sidestepped the propo
sition to give way to one of the ever-accommodating
reporters' that warm their
shins at the city bastlle.
Devall was informed that no goods could
be obtained under false pretenses and it
was necessary for him to produce the other
party to the marital contract. Devall
brooked no delay and speedily called his
bride-to-be to the desk, Dora Brown of
The anxious candidates for matrimonial
honors were then asked the usual pertinent
question aa to their previous history. De
vall said he was 38 years of age and had
first met his fiancee at Fort Crook In liWl,
when she occupied the responsible and lu
crative position as cook of the officers'
mess. Miss Brown said she was 29 years
of age, but did not want that fact held
The pair were finally directed to make the
Immediate acquaintance of Mr. Morrell,
license clerk at the courthouse, and de
parted with beaming countenances, none
the wiser that they had gotten Into the
WTong berth for the obtaining of a marriage
license. The wedding will be consummated
Immediately upon the Issuance of the
license, as tha couple made a bee-line for
the courthouse and anxiously Inquired for
the address of a Justice of the peace who
would officiate at the altar of Hymen.
CUT GLASS Frenxer, 16th and Dodge.
Mangum Co., LETTER SPECIALISTS.
Interesting; Point af Law.
An Interesting point Is raised In petitions
filed in district court Saturday by T. B.
Stevens and tha Blair State bank against
John P. Breen. Both suits are to collect
notes for tit), each alleged to have been
given by Mr. Breen to Mr. Stevens. Both
notes are dated tn ItiSi and under the
statute of limitations would be outlawed
and uncollectable now. Both petitions,
however, assert the date was an error In
advertently made by both parties, aa the
notes were given In l't The error, it Is
alleged, waa made by the use of old blanks.
The court is asked to correct the date.
Unless tills 1 dune the note, would sliua
ob lac UUe dotiU at In la outlawed,
RELIGIOUS CRISIS IN FRANCE
Niw Law Separating Church and State
Takes Effect Wediesday.
POPE FORBIDS COMPLIANCE WITH ACT
Order from Vatican Prohibits Clergy
or Parishioners front Making Ap
plications to Hold Services
Conflicts Are Probable.
PARIS, Dec. 9. Three days hence the
church and state separation law goes Into
effect in Paris and on December 12 and 13
it will be enforced In the various depart
ments, according to the time when copies
of the official Journal containing the notice
of the promulgation of the law reaches
them. The government is facing the situa
tion with calmness, but the prospect of an
acute religious crisis has suddenly been in
creased by what appears to be an authorita
tive announcement made by the Croix, the
clerical organ, that word has Just arrived
from Rome that the pope absolutely for
bids Catholics, bishops, cures or parishion
ers to make applications to hold religious
services under the public meeting law of
1881 aa proposed by the government. The
Croix stated that this Interdicts the single
annual application which Minister of Pub
lic Wore hip Briand had announced as suffi
cient. The Journal des Detats says the pope
used the words:
"I am like tha father of a family I can
not permit outsiders to enter my house and
regulate the Interests of my children with
out consulting me."
Situation Greatly Complicated.
If such is the final decision of the Vatican
the situation will be greatly complicated,
as It Is likely to be Interpreted by the
clericals as a final summons not to yield
an Inch and also may arouse violence by
Intemperates who already are placarding
Paris with appeals to the Catholics to re
sist. On the other hand, clerical disturb
ances might Justify the government in using
extreme measures, although It plainly Is
the desire of Premier Clemenceau and M.
Briand to avoid any appearance of persecu
tion. It might also cause tha French
bishops, who. In despair of receiving final
Instructions from Rome, had begun to
Issue pastoral letters of advice to their
priesta and church wardens, hastily to re
vise those documents, which are of the
most contradictory nature, according to the
Individual views of the writers.
Cardinal Lecot and Archbishop Germain,
who have consistently favored submission
to the law and had already advised com
pliance with it, pointed out that Its ap
plication Is simply a formality, a single
application annually sufficing, while Ultra
montatnes, like the bishop of Chalons, had
Instructed their cures to continue to cele
brate mass without making an application
until ejected from their churches, to make
duplicate copies of the deeds and not to
surrender except to force. Others, like
Mgr. Coullle, archbishop of Lyons, fearing
there might be a change of views at Rome,
took the precaution of directing their cures
not to comply with the law, "until further
orders." Others still evaded the point
altogether and simply Instructed their cures
to continue their services as before. The
bishop of Nice advised refusal to comply
with the law on the ground that the people
of the maritime Alps, having voluntarily
accepted French rule In 181. are still
bound by the treaty previously made with
Ready to Enforce Law.
In the meantime the government has com
pleted preparations to enforce the law. M.
Calllaux. minister of finance, has sent a
circular to the treasury officials Instructing
then to ueatar ail eLuruu preari
a. ft A ntto TRTrmns
Prand Shoal aaaheg tww
them win kata at Ma Oat at
Waahlngtoa, ta aa a Cap
OtnMwi, Ma. tady manafma
turtng m gaslty wia " he Utf
which Is not claimed under the law and
to administer it according to the. law gov
erning property whos owners are absent
from France and to force the doors of the
church safes If the wardens decline to sur
render the keys. M. Guyot-Dessaigne.
minister of Justice, has Instructed the
public prosecutors to be prepared to prose
cute those who hold services without mak
ing the application necessary under the
law of 1881.
The prefect of the Seine has posted
notices throughout the city Informing 11
families that after December 11 they must
apply to the mayors of their districts for
the funeral trappings used In the churches.
M. Briand has prohibited the collection
of fees by cures for marriages or funerals.
BUSINESS MEN FOR MISSION
Appeal to People of Omaha to Tnrn
Oat to Meetings Held by
The business men of Omaha, through a
special committee appointed for that pur
pose, have commended the Torrey Mission
and the good work which Is being accom
plished. At a meeting of the special com
mittee appointed by the business and pro
fessional men at the Commercial club
yesterday these resolutions were adopted
and signed by the members of the com
mittee who were present The resolution
was as follows:
To the Men of Omaha: The meetings of
the Torrey Mission have been largely at
tended and the interest and enthusiasm
have Increased until at present it seems
that the work Is about to produce the most
truiltul result. The present week is (he
last of the mission, the culmination of
months of planning and effort of many
men who are intensely Interested In the
present and future character of Omaha.
The undersigned, a committee ap
pointed at a meeting of business and pro
fessional men, Tie Id at the Commercial
club on Saturday, feels that both the
resent and future character of this city
s determined and will be determined by
the moral and religious character of her
cltlxens. In this belief we feel Justified
In making an appeal to the business men
of the city to unite more earnestly than
heretofore In an effort to Increase both the
attendance and interest during the last
week of the Torrey Mission.
We feel that the work being done by Dr.
Torrey and his able associates In our
mldt toward righteousness is so sane and
helpful as to merit from the business men
of this city not only frequent attendance,
hut active and sympathetic support by
personal effort to enlist the Interest and
We do not claim that
BOB HAMPTON OF PLACER
is the "best story of the Fall,"
but we do claim that no other
story of the Fall is better reading or
more downright entertaining than
BOB HAMPTON OF PLACER
First Edition September 29
Sixth Edition Ready December z
A. C. McCLURG & CO., PUBLISHERS
Have You Read It ? At All Stores
ON SALE BY
The Bennett Company
to secure the attendance of employes and
business friends and acquaintances.
May there not be all along tha lines
and In -every effective way such a union
of activity aa will mak this last week of
the mission so successful aa to place our
city in the class of tha many cities so
beneficially Influenced by the work of Dr.
Torrey and his associates?
George F. Bldweii, I. w. carpenter, it.
H. Baldrlge, A. H. Waterhouse, G. K. QJ1
more, John R. Webster, J. H. Dumont, J.
B. Ruth. John C. Wharton. Robert Demp
ster, J. O. Phllllppl, C. S. Hayward, Wil
liam McCormick, C. O. Loberk, John Dale,
R. K. K. Rldgeway, Charles E. Ady, W. W.
McBrlde, K. N. Boveli, 1. C. Honaer, It. li.
Grove, A. L. Berqulst, W. B. Cheek, B. L.
Pwenson. C. W. DeLamatre, A. T. Austin,
Warren Fwitrler. W. M. Davidson, David
Cole, W. 8. Wright.
CITRUS FRUIT FROM CUBA
First Tangerines from the Island Seem
In Omaha Arrive Thia
A decided curiosity In the fruit Una was
a amall lot of Cuban tangerines, which ar
rived the last of the week In Omaha. So
far as known It waa the first citrus fruit
ever received in. this city from Cuba. Tha
lntereat In It waa further heightened by tha
fact that It was from the Buenaventura
plantation at Bahla Honda, which Is under
the management of W. A. Page, a former
cltlsen of Omaha. The plantation Is only
four years old, being still too young to be
allowed to bear to any great extent, and
tha fruit sent here was only for distribu
tion among some of Mr. Page's friends.
Samples were taken down to tha whole
sale fruit houses, where they were exam
ined with a great deal of Interest and com
pared with the Florida fruit. The smallest
was Just about the size of the Florida 180s,
which Is the else most commonly on sale.
Tha best of the Cuban fruit was larger
than anything aeen on the market. Tha
market men were well pleased with the ap
pearance of the fruit, commenting especi
ally upon the thinness of the skin. In
color it Is somewhat lighter than that from
Florida, due largely to Its being hardly
ripe. Those who sampled both pronounced
the Cuban fruit sweeter to the taste.
Owing to the necesslbllity of the large
eastern markets to Cuba it la a question If
much of the Cuban fruit will ever come to
Omaha, as prloea east are usually higher
MANICURE SETS Frenier, U At Dodge.
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