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TIIE OMAITA' DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, lOOfl.
ST. JOE MEN STUDY 0MAIU
City CfSclal From Missouri Town Diiolose
BEAT OMAHA IN POLICE AND CAR FARE
Thrr lla Foar-Ceat Rata, F.lcfcty
Are rtrlni Bad Foimii
Their Owl Electrlo Uakt
City Enginr David L. lAwlor, John B.
Ryan. John F. Johnson and Harry Hanson,
members of ths Board of Public ' Works
of Bt. Joseph and Cleric George Barnes
of th board are vlMMng In Omaha with a
view to securing suggestions on municipal
affairs. The ofnclals believed many
valuabla suggestions may ba received from
Omaha's city government, while, on the
other hand, they thought Omaha rould
profit1 from 8t. Joseph's experience, for
instance in street car and electrlo tight
St. Joseph owns its own electrlo light
plant now valued at $75,000. The city
bought a small plant eighteen years ago
and the first year the aro lamps costs the
city PA each. That cost has been reduced
year by year until the present cost per
lamp per year Is $48 and the plant self-
sustaining at that figure.
Omaha la charged $75 per lamp by the
electric light company, which charge was
reduced this year to IM Der.'lamn br the
I per cent royalty on gross earnings. The
Bt. Joseph ofnclals said their municipal
plant has been successfully conducted oh
civil service lines.
The Bt. Joseph street car Une gives fifty
tickets for 12. whlchrls cents per ride,
that concession having bee voluntarily
made, in addition to a tax of $25, per car
assessed by the "city, besides the regular
city taxes. Mr! Ryan said about half the
people take advantage of the tickets.
track by Paving Sratcaa.
The Bt. Joaoph-ofllclnls were particularly
interested In Omaha's paving system, that
feature of paying contractors for such im
provements y bouds, aad.-allowing tax
payers to pay .for same In ten years. The
Bt. Joseph system Is to declare a special
tax for each paving district and allow
property owners five years Jn which to
pay the contractors, thus causing a lack
of competition among contractors and
higher rates for paving. A bill will be
Introduced at the .coming session of the
Mlss6UVl " ' legislature containing many
provisions' now embodied in Omaha's city
cjiarter regarding the pavement Improve
ments and payment for same. The visitors
declared the Omaha system much superior
to. that of the Missouri town.
iBl. Joseph public officials are having
trouble with the railroads over the con
struction of viaducts, the railroads main
taining the city should build the ap
proaches. Omaha's experience In the via
duct matter was noted by the St. Joseph
I The visiting officials reported a growing
Interest at St. Joseph In the river naviga
tion matter. . "
hvith an area of sixteen square miles and
a population considerably less than Omaha,
wlileh has twenty-four square miles. St.
JcVph has eighty-five patrolmen, while
p'msha has from fifty to fifty-five uni
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workmen in the
A your dealer f
so snow you Vmef.
ica't Standard Fur
Coat li he cannot
do so write us and
we will direct you
to one who can.
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Dla. Locket s-Coplcy, Jeweler, 215 8. 16th.
MAYOR KILLS OLD MONARCH
'OSnfrailo Jim" Is Now the Proper Way
to Address Omaha's Chief
tj Exeoattre,-.. ; J (
And now It's "Buffalo Jim."
.' Such a soft-sounding soubriquet as "Cow
boy Mayor," "Jim, the Lasso Lad," or
even "Our Jim," must take a back seat;
ind Incidentally Buffalo BUI himself will
Vve to look to his laurels.
'For Mayor Dnhlman has killed the un
tamable buffalo, old Monarch, who has
been the domineering lord of Rlverview
jiirk so long. The mayor was invited by
Mil lam Buthorn, who bought the animal.
:o. do ther honors of shooting Monarch.
. A number of men. including Sheriff Me
Ronald and J. E. Wallace, a taxidermist.
aho has just stuffed a buffalo for the
Rockefeller ranch In Kansas, gathered at
Rlverview park to witness the event. Mr.
Wallace pointed out the exact location of
the heart and' told Mayor Dahlman to send
his bullet there. Meantime Mr. "Wallace
stood ready to "deliver the goods" if the
mayor failed. The mayor did not fail. He
planted himself some thirty feet from the
animal, leveled his big rlflo and fired
Monarch turned to look for a second at his
slayer, then walked around in a circle Just
once, dropped to the ground and died within
ten minutes without writhing. , '
Mr. Buthorn will have 'the head mounted
and placed In the Heidelberg and the meat
he will sell.
CUT GLASS Frenzer, 15th and Dodge.
WOMAN WHO GOT THE CASH
If egress ta Arrested as One Who
Robbed Joha Drtwa of
After diligent effort on the part of Chief
Savage and his men It Is believed the thief
has been captured who stole $450 Tuesday
afternoon from John Brown of Denver In
a resort at 117 North Eleventh street
Ida Jones, colored, was arrested Tuesday
evening on suspicion of being Implicated In
the theft and witnesses have testified that
she is the guilty party. Seventeen colored
women were arrested Tuesday afternoon
after Brown had told his tale of woe at
the police station and were dismissed In
police court Wednesday morning after the
arrest of Ida Jones. It was believed ENsa
Jordan was Implicated In the theft, but In
view of the evidence at hand against Ida
Jones the former, was released from cus
tody Wednesday morning.
LAUNDRY MEN- MAKE PEACE
Spratlea Bays Baacjker's Interest and
Fight for Receivership Is
The differences between Theodore A.
Bpratlen and William D. Bancker, pro
prietors of the Puritan laundry, which re
sulted In a receivership suit in district
court, have been settled, according to an
agreement filed with the county clerk. Mr.
Bpratlen, under the agreement. Is to pay
Bancker $4,500 and assign him a half of
their claim against a boiler Insurance com
pany. Bpratlen is to assume the liabilities
of the copartnership and Bancker la re
leased from liability in the notes for $9,000
mentioned in the suit.
Leather Qoods Copley, Jeweler, 2U 8. 11
Births and Deaths.
The following births and deaths were
reported to the Board of Health during
the twenty-four hours ending Wednesday:
Births Philip Wents. 11)66 South Fifteenth,
boy; Anton Santoluca, 1608 Locust, girl;
Kwald Pearson, 16a North Eighteenth, boy;
John May, 1311 Hickory, girl; Charles Mo
dlne,. 977 North Twenty-seventh avenue,
flrl; L. 11. Lupton, 3$o2 North Thirty
ourth, boy; Joseph Hoffman, 1938 South
Fourteenth, boy; tonald Evans, 2511 Cas
tellar, girl; W. B. Benson. 1318 South Fifth,
girl; O. F. Pyser, 1915 Martha, girl.
Deaths Florence M. Snodgrass. 110$ Pa-
, clflc, S7; William Manning, Chadron, 44;
; r.rama uenaerson, oruew ana reppieton,
CASH FOR RAILROAD ADS
Coin Will be Medium of Tichfcnce With
Fapers After lint,
NO MORE TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS
later-state Canmtret Commission
Haling Will be Strictly Adhered
to, Say the Fasaenger Offi
cials of Roads.
noM hilars is what the railroads .will
pay the newspapers for advertising after
January 1, according to the decision of the j
inieraiata Commerce commission. This ,
means the railroads will not give the news
papers transportstlon in pay for advert is-.
ing, but will pay in good coin of the realm.
nerrtt Fort, assistant general passenger
agent of the Union Pacific, said Wednes
flay morning: .
Our advertising for the coming year
nt K .trlxtlv on a rnqh basis With all
.....nnwri and maaraxlnes. No advertising
contracts of any description will be made
except upon a cash basis.
L. W. Wakeley, general passenger anmi
of the Burlington said:
'The' Burlington Is now busy maaing
..Mnoii with several hundred editors in
NebrasVa. Colorado. Wyoming. South Da
kota, Montana and Kansas.' Prices have been
received and the advertising department is
now sending out contracts whore the Quo
tations have been accepted. The terms are
absolutely cash and no subterfuge of book-
t i .,111 h reonrted to. bV the BuDlng-
ton road, for it Is to be a cash proposition
on both sides. The passenger u"P"""
,. .rtun unnronrlatlon .and. Is under
taking to make contracts so the appropria
tion will go pro rata to all newspaper, in
stead of spending large amount In the
large city dallies and Ignoring the country
papers. All papers have been given a
show and where the quotations were satis
factory, contracts are being offered."
: Beginning December 17 the Union Pacific
will put motor car No. 9 in service between
Valley and Lincoln for the holidays, the
car to continue In operation until January
j. The car will leave Valley in the morn
ing upon the arrival of No. 13 from Omaha
and will reach Valley In time to connect
with No. 14 In the afternoon.
New Live Stock Rates.
Effective January 1 the Union Pacific
will inaugurate a new system of charges
for the transportation of live stock to and
from the west. The system will be changed
from the dollars per car rate now In use
to the cents per hundred system. It will
be made to apply to all live stock except
transcontinental business, unner mis sys
tem the shipper will pay for what he loads.
Borne of the larger shippers wno nave oeen
overloading the cars will have to pay more,
while many will be benefited by the change.
Vnlon Paclllo Increases.
The financial statement of the Union Pa
lflc system for the month of October shows
the same continued gain that the annual
report for the previous year revealed. The
Increase in mileage operated during Octo
ber was 167.S miles and the gross receipts
7 ruR k;d R(V on Increase of $338,675.27
over the correspond!" month in 1906. The
receipts over taxes and expenses tor me
,h ware f2.K32.223. 24. an Increase over
the same month lost year of $165,395.48. The
Increase for the four montr.s ending ucio-.
ber 81 over the same four months lost year
In gross receipts was $1,828,308.04 and in re
ceipts over expenses and taxes $989,766.41.
MORE FEDERAL, COURT JURORS
- - . . a, . -.
foar Talesmen are Selected and All
of Taem are Omaha
The Jury panel of the present term of the
federal courts having been exhausted. It
became necessary Tuesday evening to draw
an additional list of Jurymen. Four tales
men were selected early in the evening, all
being Omaha men. They were: Lee Gib
son, !S South Nineteenth street; R. D.
Harris, bookkeeper, 704 North Thirtieth
street; Herman B. Peters, proprietor of
the Merchants hotel, and A. J. Doran, 3628
North Twenty-eighth street. Two of the
talesmen, Harris and Peters, were subse
An additional panel of eight Jurors was
drawn later Tuesday evening, as follows:
A. C. Adams, Lincoln, J. L. Baker, banker,
lumber and grain dealer. First National
bank building, Omaha; Ulysses O. Albert,
Normal; Eugene Brooklns, Tekamah; Ienn
ard A. Davis, architect, 423 North Twenty
fourth street. South Omaha; John Jack
man, South Omaha; M. C. Joyce, Syracuse,
and Joseph H. Roberts, Fremont.
JOKER GETS IN HIS WORK
Mobilises Two Hundred Colored Men
at I'aloa Station ta Go to
Colonel Haney, . station master, thought
the discharged soldiers of the Twenty-fifth
United States regiment had mobilised at
Union station .Wednesday and he wa on
the verge of 'hastening a message to his
friend,. President Roosevelt, when his good
lrftenant, Jim Dewar, suggested that per
haps It was only the advance guard and
It might be best to await further develop
ments before advising' the Vhlte House.
The fact was 200 colored men swooped
down on Union station like a Roman regi
ment storming a citadel of old.
"We are ready to go to 8an Francisco,"
said one of the men in answer 'to a quesv
"San Francisco? Why, what are . you
going to 8an Francisco for to rebuild itT"
And then the story came out. It was the
work of some practical Joker.
A neatly dressed man circulated through
the saloons of the Third ward, .which are
frequented by colored men, Tuesday night
and told all who wanted free transportation
to San, Francisco to be at . Union station
Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. He told
them they, would be hauled free, have all
their meals, provided enroute . and given
most lucrative Jobs when the train reached
6an Francisco. Two hundred .colored men
gathered at the station Wednesday morn
ing ready for the trip to 'Frisco. They
came with small satchels, large satchels.
packages done in bed quilts and some with
all their earthly belongings tied in red
The promoter of the enterprise failed to
appear and It was, up to Colonel Haney to
convince the men that, they -had been, bun
coed.; They all said, however, they had not
been asked to pay any money in advance,
but simply to lend their presence.
" With great difficulty they were shown
where they had been "handed a bunch" and
soon all left for up town, a most angry
Meantime the fellow who put up the Joke
will stay away from the Third ward If he be
a man of wisdom.
VERDICT DENIED TO WOMAN
Jary In Damage Salt of Doyle Against
Franek Decides for De
Under Instructions from the court, a Jury
in Judge Redick's court has returned a
verdict for the defendant, in the case of
Mrs. Ed Doyle against Frank Franek for
$6,000 damages., Mrs. Doyle was a tenant
of Franek and refused to move, when the
latter ordered her out of the house. Franek
wanted to make some alterations) on the
houso and secured a writ, of ouster from
Justice Caldwell. Still she refused to move,
and while she was still In the house Jack
screws were placed under it and It was
raised about two feet. She says she fell
as she was leaving the house, owing to the
fact the lower step was two feet from the
ground.' Her arm was Injured and she sued
for ,$5,000. , Judge - Redlck decided she was
not a tenant at the time and had no valid
While on the witness stand Mrs. Anton
Hydock, one of the witnesses, declared she
had been offered $300 with which to pay off
a mortgage ion her house If she would
change her testimony, Franek went on the
stand and denied offering her the money,
but aald she demanded it of him. While he
waa testifying Mrs. Hydock cried so hys
terically she had to be quieted by Bailiff
Perfect gems from . the ORIENT. All masterpieces of the
weaver's art, and hundreds of pieces to select from. These must
be closed out at this sale. The price inducement this sale offers
you can't afford to overlook. Inspect this stock and bo con
vinced that we mean just what this ad says.
122.50 Beloochlstan, 2-10x4-6. for.
$21.00 Daghestan, 3-7x5-0, for.;..
$30.00 Daghestan,-3-9x4-10, for...
$25.00 Daghestan, 3-6x5-4, for....
$22.00 Daghestan. 8-5x4-10, for.
$32.50 Beloochlstan, 3-7x4-9, for..
$21.00 Beloochlstan. 2-10x3-9) for.,
$30.00 SMrvan (fine), 3-9x5-4, for
$30.00 Snirvan, 3-5x5, for." ..'.... .
$30.00-Shlrvan, 3-8x5-3, for. .".
$40.00 Shlrvan, 3-5x5-2,- for
$45.00 Bokhara. 3x4-6, for
$33.00 Kellm; 4-4x8-7, for
$42.00 Kellm. Bxll. for. . .-.
$90.00 Persian Hall .Runner, 3-6x11-4, for
$50.00 Kazak, 4-8x6x9, for
$54.00 Kasak, 4-7x7, for..
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fflHEM, SIEWMT MEMIM
1315-17-19 FARN AM STREET,
MRS. G. M. CnSRIEN SINKING
Wife of Late Geaeral at Death's
Door at Home of Her
Mrs. George Morgan O'Brien, widow of
General O'Brien, who died January 8,
18X7, Is lying dangerously 111 at the home
of her son-in-law, W. A. McElroy, 630
South Twenty-eighth street, from an at
tack ef pleuritls contracted about six
weeks ago. The attending physician, Dr.
A. W. Riley, has extended little hope of
recovery and death is momentarily ex
pected, although It Is thought possible
Mrs. O'Brien may linger for several days.
Mrs. O'Brien is T3 years of age, but shows
Six children of Mrs. O'Brien are living,
a son and a daughter having died some
time ago. Mrs. W. A. McElroy and Mar
garet A. O'Brien, daughters, reside in
Omaha and other members of the family
have been summoned to her bedside.
Mows P. O'Brien of Oakland, and Michael
J. O'Brien of Texas, sons of Mrs. O'Brien,
and two daughters, Mrs. T. Joe Fisher of
Cheyenne, and Mrs. Matthew B. McBrlde
of Missoula, Mont., have been sent for and
are expected to arrive within the next
few days. Two granddaughters, . Mrs.
Bernard Thomas of Kansas City and Mrs.
J. F. Boss of Bemldjl, Minn., are also ex
. , t ; ;
He that knows, and knows" that
he knows is wise. Follow him.
He that knows
and knows that he knows
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is well fed. Dine with him.
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
NOVELTIES Frenxer, Uth and Dodge.
SUIT THAT WILL SHAKE CITY
Damage Case to be Filed Whose Ver
. diet Will Call for Hew
Armrrtlna- to the vociferous statements
of Fred Busch, proprietor of a transfer
company at 1003 Farnam street, a suit for
damn a-pa will soon bo filed by him against
the city in an amount so large that an
issue of bonds will have to be voted to
cover the Judgment.
Busch waa fined $10 and costs In police
court on November 26. for using ar express
wagon In his business without a license,
ttuu-h uld he would aDDeal the case, but
failed to file an appeal bond within the re
quired time. He also neglected, to pay the
fine which had been assessed and a capias
was Issued for his arrest Tuesday after
noon. The coot of Issuing the capias was
$1, and that was the bone of contention.
Busch protested against paying the extra
dollar, but it was thought $1 was not, too
much to charge for a ride in the patrol
wagon when the arrest was made In the
capias. The fine of $10 and costs amount
ing to $3.50 were paid Wednesday morning,
but Buach then announced his intention
of suing the city for damages for arresting
him twice for the same otTenae.
Nine Days Until Christmas"
Arc YOU counting the days? Hundreds of people are.
The Bee's Christmas Number
will be issued Sunday,-December ICtb, just nine days before
Christmas plenty of time, though, to reach the buyers. The
people are ready toluy. Where and what that's the question.
Tell them through a Bee ad.
Tlu-re l no time to low, however, in piling that ad to'tlie office.
Ik-tter wril It now. 'J trier-hone Douglas IMS, a solicitor will cull at oiico.
VIRTUE IS ITS OWN REWARD
Man Who Plays .Tag With . Cyclone
Gets No Farther Paalsbmeat
Frank Farrell, 1 at the Ooos hotel,
got Into a fight with a man In the hotel
saloon while drunk Tuesday evening and
did not stop his upper cuts and straight
arm jabs even after a policeman had hold
of each arm, and as a result of the whole
fracas he wis a sorry lool.lng object when
he reached the police station. Ills one con
solation at the Jail was that his mother
could not see him then, and he was assured
alio would not be able to recognise her
erring xon were she there to gaze oh him.
Police Surgeon Harris tried to replace his
featurc-s where they once had been as best
he could, after , which Farrell was locked
up, charged with being drunk and fighting.
When Farrell appeared In police court
Wednesday- morning be looked as if he
and a cyclone had been playing tag. with
the cyclone as the victor and was dis
charged by the lenient Judge, who evidently
thought Farrell had eked out his own
punishment.- The prisoner said "" he had
taken 1.1a first drink of whisky Tuesduy
night for over three months and made
voluble promises of reformation.
A. B. Hubermann, only western direct
diamond Importer, corner Thirteenth and
Douglas, which are retailed at wholesale
VERDICT OF SEVEN THOUSAND
Judgment Awarded by Jary to Boy
for Loss of am
The Jury in the case of Paul Adams, a
minor, against the Adams Express com
pany, In a suit for damages in $35,000
brought In a verdict Wednesday morning
after being out since Tuesday afternooq
at S o'clock, for the plaintiff In the sum
Toung Adams was Injured on St. Mary's
avenue, Omaha, April 2S, 1906, by beln?
run into by an 'Adams Kxpress wagon: the
Injury resulting In the lose of an eye and
other permanent injuries. Suit was first
brought in the district court of Douglas
county, but the case was later transferred
to the tTnlted States circuit court.
The Adams Express company will ap
peal the case.
MAN FALLS OFF SCAFFOLD
Fainter Strikes oa Head aad is la
coaarloas. But Kot Daager
While working on a scaffold In the base
ment of the Yetter Wall Paper company,
VJIS Harney street. A. H. Thomas, a painter
who residts at 2417 Ersklne street, lost his
balance and fell to the floor, a distance of
about ten feet. Thomas struck on his hoad
and shoulders and was rendered uncon
scious for a few mlnutea. He was at
t?ndd by his family physician and taken
to hia home. It is believed the injuries
wiU nut iruN serious.
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ON SALE BY
To accommodate holiday travel
' ers a rate of a fare and one-third
for the round trip to many points
on the Union Pacific and its con
necting lines, has been placed in
effect by the
Dates of sale, Dec. 20, 21, 22, 23,
24, 25, 29, 30 and 31, 190G, and
Jan. 1, 1907.
For full Information Inquire at
CITY TICKET OFFICE, 1821 FAUN AM BT.
'Phone Donglas 834.
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