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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1906)
OMAHA SECOND OATS MARKET
TIMELY HEAL ESTATE TALK
Two Recent Additions to Handsome Homes in the West Farnam District
Gits City Nut to Cbicae in Shipment
for lionth of Octcbfr.
GREAT GROWTH OVtH LAST YEAR SHOWN
wing to Late Movement In Senraaka
Omaha 'Will Hardly Clone Year
Second la torn, Say
Gmt remand for Tnokaes Property
Ehowi Growth of the City.
MANY NLW PURCHAStS ARE REPORTED
Kxpanslnn of Implement Johblnn"
Rndnrii Feature of Hltnatlon
that is Attracting Atten
tlon of Dealer.
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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE; DECEMBER 16,
Nothing Is better Indication of the faith
of local bin-lnes men In Omaha's futur
than the constant Investment in trackage
protierty for the lait year or two. Thi
movement In this direction has beeu es
pecially lively this fall, several pieces liav
log changed hands In ttrt district west of
1 ho railroad stations, und n number having
been told along the Itelt Line. Most of
these purchases having been made fur Im
mediate use ol coal and lumber companies
and factories, lint some have been made
purely as Investments.
A recent deal of fiie Willow Springs
Brewing x-oinpany combines these two
features. The company has bought a piece
of trackage properly large enough to Vrt'
vide for tlx! Brow Ih of the brewery for
many yearn, ami it the same time to pio
vldu i 1 1 n for one or two other factories
or warehouses. The tract is 4U feet In
length und two lots wide at the. end. A
T5,ora brew house will be 1uilt In the
spring on the company's land Just south
of the new acquisition.
George Barker Is another believer In ths
future of Omaha's Jobbing and manu
facturing Industries,. lie has paid Patrick
J. Clarvey $7,u00 for a trackage lot at the
northwest corner of Eighth and Pacific
Streets, having already possession of the
lot Immediately west. Mr. Harker will
build on tho lots In the spring If the de
mand for warehouse room warrunts It.
Some incentive to hustle was given the
real estate men of Omuha by the recent
firs in Council liluffs, which burned tip
. tho four-story building of the fnlon Trans
fer company, together with its stock and
that of three concerns for which it acted
os transfer agent. As the Council Bluffs
Implement row hus been gradually trans
ferred to Omuha for a number of years,
and as the general tendency of the Im
plement Jobbers seems to be In favor of
this side of the river, there Is every rea
son to hope that the Ciilon Transfer
company call be induced to come to the
Gato City. any rate, the real estate
men think soj and they are furnishing the
manager of the Jobbing company with lists
of property which may bo considered avail
able. They aro also bestirring themselves
to get offers of capital to build for the
Implement company, nnd one Omaha capi
talist has offered to erect a building.
Of course there Is a possibility that the
business men of Council lllufTs will offer
Inducements to the company to remain
In that city, as - they are conslderably
elarmed at the possibility of the loss of a
Another bit of interesting news te the
realty men was the announcement that
the Rock Island Plow company Is con
templating the erection or a building.
After the publication of the fact, muny
dealers who did not know of It before
' went to tho Hock Island office to tell what
they had to offer. They have beta referred
to W. L Dogurduu, general manager of
tha company at Rock Inland, 111., for J.
8. Sherdemau, manager of the Omaha
bouse, says no ground has actually been
bought, though negotiations are under way
for a lot. Some of the fealty dealers
think the company at least has options
on property, aa they liave the information
that plans for the Ftracutre are being
drawn in a local architect's office.
The decision of the Rock Island company
to build is but one of the many recently
displayed evidences of the development of
Omaha's Implement Jobbing business. Par
lin. Orendorff & Martin Co. hus erected
a large building, tho Battley Co. is about
to add throe stories and tho John Deere
Plow company has announced its inten
tions of nelllng its old home and building
a new and larger one. In order not to
loso an opportunity to sell real estate,
the agents have to keep a clnse watch
on the city's Jobbing linns.
The demand for Florence property was
shown last week, when bidding became
active at a forced sale of come twenty lotr.
and several men vied with each other until
tho prico was run up to double what was
asked for the lots In the vicinity six
months ago. Considerable building is being
done at Florence and the owners who have
been accumulating property there for the
last few years are beginning to sell for
building sites. Hoverul good sales were
recorded last week ut advanced prices,
which tends tx show people are looking
to this ancient settlement as one of th
coming suburban residence districts around
Omaha. Florence has some of the slght
llest hills which can be found In eastern
Nebraska, hills suitable for building pur
poses.' from which a good view of the
winding Missouri may bo had for miles. In
both directions. The canning factory gives
employment to a considerable number of
people, ' and other Industries have baea
looking over the ground for a location.
Samuel Burns, one of the pioneer busi
ness men of Omaha, has sold his building
aud lot at 131 Farnam street to W. A.
Ateaea of New York City, for $26,000. The
building is three stories In height and Is
Cxia feet. It was formerly ocotipled by
Afr. Burne with a stock of crockery and
queeusware, but is now the home of. the
Omaha Clothing ooinpany,
Metg Bros, have bought the beautiful
wooded tract on West Center street, known
aa Kuser's park, securing- It from Colonel
X. C. Gallup, who bought it about three
years ago from Mrs. Ruser. Fred Mats
said last Week, that he and his brothers
had bought the park lurgely aa an In
Testment aa they did uot Intend to fix It
up much during the coming summer. They
will hold It until the growth of Omaha de
mands another park , on a large scale
similar to Krug park. Since the forming
of the Elmwood club this property has
taken an additional value, because there
la every prospect of the street railway
company running Its lines there this sum
mer, and whether the car line Is run out
Center street or Leavenworth, It will be
close to the park.
Farnam street seems to be coming to
the front as a street of flats and pert
inent bouses. Kdwln O. Rood has bought
two lots at the northwest corner of Thirty
eighth and Farnam, where he wilt build
an up-to-date apartment house; C. H. Fos
ter naa naa plans drawn fur a row of
nats at the northwest corner of Fortieth
aj'.u rnam, ana now w. A. Paxton U
considering the erection of an eight-story
apartment house, the finest In the city. In
ius pasture at the northwest corner of
Twonty-iuth avenue and Farnam.
Bo great has been the demand for build
ing material In Omaha that most cf tha
firms which handle thla Hue have been
forced to expand. Among these Is Gus
Kpeneter, the Omaha cornice maker, who
has found his present quarters entirely
too limited. Ist week Mr. Fpeiieter,
through W, Farcnoi Smith, secured lot
' -I i
In block lW, from the Bends Bag com
pany. He will build at once. This lot Is
on the north side of Jackson, between
Twelfth and Thirteenth streets. The new
building will be two stories In height and
tWxliO. The price paid for the lot was
The decision of the German societies to
build a homo in which all the German
societies of the city may hold their meet
ings will add another large building to the
larso list to be erected in Omaha in the
near future. It was decided at the meet
lug Thursday night to erect a structure
te cost $IUMW. which will be ample to
accommodate all tho societies. Among the
prominent Gorman societies participating
lu this niovt uient are: Son? of Herman,
Maonnercl.or, Orpheus, I'laUsdeutschei'
Veroln, Turn Vereln of Omaha and the
South 'Side Turn Vereln, Luridwehr Voruin
and Deutscher I'nterstutzunij.
Willlum C. Norrls has bought a lot on
Twenty-sixth avenue, Just north of St.
Mary's avenue, ajid will build a row of
flats on it.
Fred L. Smith has bought a lot on tho
north tide of Cuming street, just east of
Thirty-eighth, on which he will build a
Max (JelBlGf has bought from Georgo
Shepherd of livington the three-story brick
building directly opposite the police station,
paying H.G'Ai. He will occupy it with a
stock of birds.
All these sule were made through the
D. V. Sholes company.
Two more additions have been made to
the new colony of residents In tho vicinity
of the Field club. ('. Y. Ken worthy has
bought a lot at tho northeast corner of
Thlrty-iiftli and Woolworth avenues, on
which ho will build a home. The two lots
Immediately west of Mr. lanworthy'd have
been sold to Clarence W. .erwin, who will
build two $.1.5C) houses this winter, one for
himself and one for rent.
The incorporation of the Khuwood club,
which hus leased the old fair grounds tract
on West Lieaven worth street and on which
John D. Creightou has signified his Inten
tion of building a tiub house and prob
ably some lartre stables In connection with
the raco track, has given a new impetus
to property In the west end and many new
homes have been announced In that neigh
borhood. Among those who have Biguflled
their Intention of building lu the nelKh
borhood of Elmwood park are: K. M.
Gibson, K O. Perley, S. J. Nolan und C.
S. Hayward. George Payne and Mrs.
Wright have uheady built humes In that
section and V. S. Wright and J. W. Rob
bins have planned to build in the spring.
WILEY COMES FOR MACHINES
Bays Tunneling? Works to Develop
Irrlicotlou Facilities tn Big;
Solon L. Wiley, formerly of Omaha, but
now a citizen of the Rig Horn country in
Wyoming, was in Omuha Saturday, enroute
to the east to purchase some tunneling
machinery for the construction of th
Oregon" Basin Irrigation company's work
lu the Big Horn, of which Mr. Wiley is
president and general manager.
This scheme of Mr. Wiley's Is the most
extenalve of any private Irrigation work
In the United Status and equals most of
the large government schemes In Its scope.
The Oregon Basin scheme comprehends
putting water on ""0,000 acres of land In
the Big Horn basin, the water supply
oooiing In tlie main from the south fork
of the Shoshone river, twenty-five miles
west of Cody. . .
The first section and most Important Mo
tion of the main ditch measures twenty
eight miles from the hoad gate to the
Oregon Basin and will be completed In
July, 1WT. The basin Is a most wonder
ful natural rwervoir, being a natural for
mation absolutely water tight, which will
nut require the expenditure of over $1,000
to put In shape. The basin la ten miles
long by four miles wide and Is filled with
the flood water tn the winter and from
water rights on the Shoshone in summer.
The land to be watered from tills reservoir
extends ffrom the Shoshone to the Big
Mr. Wiley expressed considerable regret
at the action of the railroads In cutting
off transportation from the land agents
and sall the withdrawal of the help of the
railroads at this time would tend to retard
the settlement of the eastern slope of the
Rocky mountains at least ten years.
T0RREY MISSION FOR DIPSOS
Coamlnliner Ire Recommends Tnls
When Asylum Treatment
Palls te Wis.
Tlie Torrey meetings for dlpsomaniaoa la
a new remedy recommended by Commis
sioner t're of the charity committee. In the
place of a term at the state Insane asylum.
So far he has not been able to demonstrate
the value of the cure, owing to the refusal
of the "dlpaoa" to act on his suggestion.
Alexander Widte, a youth of 20, who has
already spent three months at the asylum
trying to get rid of the cocaine habit Is
to be returned by the board for another
term. The expenses of the first treatment
were paid by his parents, but a week or
two after leavinjr the asylum he went
back to the habit agala. Wlieu Mrs. While
appealed to the commissioners to give her
ton another trial Mr. Vre told her the best
thing she could do would be to take tlie
boy to the Torrey meetings and have him
converted. She refused to do tlii because
she U a cat ho 11.-. Tho board voted to give
him another three months treatment.
L'uihietlas. CJpicy, Jeweler, ZLi 8. IfU,
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OuT OL B. BLACK. FARNAJt
APPEAL OF LIVE STOCK MN
South Omaha Exchange lemaids Belief
from teveie Shortage.
ASKS THAT ROADS BE F0RCID TO ACT
Resolution Adopted AppcalinK to
Congress or Interstate Com
merce Commission to Take
. F.ffectlve Action at Once.
The South Omaha JUve Stock exchange
demands that congress or tho Interstate
Commerce commission take Borne action
that will effectively prevent car shortages
such as exist at present to the great in
Jury of the live slock interests. Tho ex
change in a resolution adopted at u meet
ing Friday declares the present shortage of
stock cars is the worst that has ever
existed and Insists on some, remedial meas
ures by the powers vested with authority
over such matters.
The exchange proceeds on the theory, not
that tllo rallroadB are in a helpless di
lemma, but that could and should relieve
the conditions that are so Injurious to
these Interests. It demands tint "action
should be taken to compel the ra.lroud com
panies to handle live stock tratllu on a
schedule of time."
This Is the resolution adopted:
Whereas, It is a notorious fact, and ad
mitted by many railroad representatives,
that the shorluge of stock cars, together
with the train service on nearly all linos
handling live stock, has been about the
worst and poorest oil record during tills
year, thus causing producers and shipper
of rive stock much unnecessary loss, and,
Whereas. Th.' Soutii Omaha hivo Stock
exchange, having tho best interests of the
producer and Bhtpper of live stock In mind,
and believing that many or most of these
troubles can and should be remedied or
removed, desires to take some action along
these lines; therefore, be It
Resolved. That the laws governing
transportation be so amended to Rive to
tho Interstate Commerce commission, or
such other tribunal as congress may elect,
the power to advise, regulate and enforce
laws or orders that will remedy the abuse
known as car shortages and Inefficient
railroad service on all interstate business.
Resolved. That It Is the sense of this ex
Mbange that some action be taken by con
gress or the Interstate ComnierCM commis
sion, or both, which will have for Its ob
ject the segregation of tho live stock traflic
from every other, wherever possible. In the
operation of the trains carrying live stock
in .smir a manner as will oiM-rate all live
stock trains second only in class und rights
to passenger trains, as was done with vrr.t
Buccess by a. number of roads some years
ago. Therefore, be it
Resolved, That some action should be
taken to compel the railroad companies to
handle live stock traffic on a "chert ule of
time. Including stops, that will admit of
live stock belntf transported and delivered
to market centers within a reasonable time,
and that the so-called tominirc. system be
cbaneed or discontinued and such other
changes made that will secure tho proper
service for which present tariffs are
Nominations tor tcxruanuv.
At the regular meeting of the South
Omaha exchange, held Friday afternoon,
these nominations were made for officers
of tho exchange for the coming year:
President, Mr. Thomas H. McPherson;
vice president, Mr. AI Powell, board of dir
rectors for three-year term. Jay, Ijiverly,
W. 1. Stephen, W. K. Wood: committee of
arbitration, I. L. Van Bant, J. T. Frederick.
W. H. Wood. Amos Snyder. 8. It. Cpx;
committee of appeals, M. P. Huston, O. 11.
Johnson, W. F. Denny, Albert Not, D. S.
WOODARD THANKS THE BEE
Assistant Postmaster aad Clerk Say
Paper Is Materially Aldta la
Rush of Malls.
"I -wont to thank The Bee for the notlcee
It has recently published regarding the
trasmlsslon of packages through the malls
for the holidays," bald one of the Omaha
atamp window clerks. "Those tuggestlons
are an evidence that The Bee Is a mighty
closely read parr, for a great many people
have already come to us to carry out those
very suggestions and it will save us an
Immenso amount of work. We, have al
ready mailed more packages not only
domestic, but fp reign ones during the past
several days than ever before on the cor
responding days preceding- Christmas.
Many people are taking- advantage of The
Bee's suggestion and are sending out
p&ckafea earlier by a week than hereto
fore and we are having very little trouble
In explaining; the post office rules regard
ing such packages. The effect will be that
theee suggestions will greatly facilitate the
big rush next week."
Assistant Postmaster Woodard said:
"I am very thankful to The Bee for giv
ing publicity to suggestions to facilitate
the mailing of Christmas packages. We
are already beginning to see the effect In
a more Intelligent comprehension of jxibt
offlce requirements In the Christmas rush
of packages. It has already shown that
the Bee la a widely read paper."
tl-k Wedding Rings, tasolm, jeweler.
OLE JACKSON GETS LIBERTY
Releaerd on Ills Denial ( Testl.
' nr by Two Wltreesee
Notwithstanding the fact that Mrs. Oar
rlty. 123 North Tenth street, and the bar
tender of the saloon at that place, testi
fied that Ole Jackson had been very drunk
and abusive December 11, when he was
arrested, the case was dismissed by Judge
Crawford after Jacksou, formerly the col
ored Janitor at the city Jail, had made bis
statement to the effect that he had not
betn Intoxicated nor ubusive to Mrs. tiur
rlty. It was alleged that Jackson had called
Mrs. Uarnty all manner of vile names and
this was aubstantiated by the bartender,
but Jackson denied the chsigcf lu tvto and
ST-PAUL andjitsstreet cars
City DrlTe Fourteen Thousand Dol
lars for Streets from Company,
Says Louts Bet.
Louis Beta., city comptroller of St. Paul,
Minn., le visiting In Omaha. Saturday
morning he called on tlie city officials and
told them of the only one of the Twin Cities
mentioned in the Bible, which Joke, ' Mr.
Belx .declared, Is becoming superannuated.
He said St. Paul and Minneapolis are liv
ing together tn peace and plenty.
Mr. Bets says tlie St. Paul company, one
of th rompanl-f of the Twin City Rapid
Transit Holding company, pays tho city J10
per year license fee on each car und must
pay tile city annually ip taxes and license
fees a sum net less than 6 per cent of gross
earnings, hi addition, that company is re
quired to pave ljotween the tracks and to a
point two feet away from each outer roll.
According to Mr. Beta" statement, the
Street car company will have at the close
of this year paid $H,0"0 as Its share for
keeping the streets of St. Puul clean, that
work all beinK done by the city.
On the first Monday of February of each
year all franchlsed corporations are re
quired, to file with tho city comptroller a
statement of the year's business, st:cli state
ment to be in accordance with demands of
the . cjumpt roller, who is empowered to
examine all books of the companies should
he desire to do so.
Mr. Rets! said the city Is operated under
a homo rule charter, which was adopted In
lf"0. A city charter commission composed
of 11fte'ii freeholders is in force all the
time. That commission Investigates the
needs of the city nnd mak a recommenda
tions to the voters, BUch recommendations
becoming operative by a vote of three
fifths of the electors
January 1 next tho gas company will
furnish gas at tl and allow tho city a
royalty of 5 per cent on sales of pas nnd by
products. The city charter provides that no fran
chise can be Kranted for a period exceed
ing twenty-five years.
WANTS COURT CASES TAXED
County llunrd Directs District Clerk
llruadwrll to Complete
Tho county Tard Saturday adopted a
resolution ordering District Cierk 1'road
well to finish taxing the costs in cases
filed dniing his first term. The special ac
countants who havo been golns over tho
books of (ho office complained It was im
possible to finish the work because all of
the cuses had not been taxed. The board
holds it is the duty of the clerk to tax the
costs promptly. Another resolution cover
ing the second term will be brought up ut
the next meeting of the board.
The board did not allow the contract for
pavlntr on tho West Q, West Leavenworth
and Fort Calhoun roads Saturday, and It
may decide to ask for new bids. Only
two contractors responded to the first ad
vertisement, nnd while the bids are not
considered unreasonably hlh, the mem
bers would like to sec more real competi
tion. Definite action will be taken next
JURY PANEL FOR JANUARY
District Judaea Decide on Krvrnl)
Two Veniremen for I.nst
Days of Term.
The present, term of the district court
will run through tho month of January
without any let up of the vigorous work of
clearing up the dockets. The Judges at a
meeting held Saturday morning decided to
call a Jury panel of seventy-two for service,
beginning January 7. and running three
weeks. This Is believed to be enough Jurors
to lieur all the cases that can be ti led In
January. It Is not yet decided whether
any more of the Coal trust cases will come
up next month or not. County Attorney
elect English says he has not investigated
any of tho cases on the docket yet, and
will not do so until after he takes charge
of the office. He could not say wiuit his
course would be. County Attorney Sla
baugh expects to dispose of one more of
the cases before be gives up tho office.
CLUB FOR N0ISY SINNER
Pollcruiaa's eapon Only Thins; that
W ill tlnlet Man at Torrey
The religious truths expounded by lr.
Torrey at the mission Friday nlicht did not
properly percolate through the whisky-befogged
mind of Fr'd landing, a.OD Arbor
street, who tried to break up tlie meeting
and was only subdued after the arrival of
the putrol wagon filled with officers, l.un
dlng refused to bo converted until an argu
ment in the shape of an officer's "per
suader" was placed in close proximity to
his cranium. He was lined 10 und costs In
police court Saturday morning, even though
he said Ua did net remember what had
occurred, excepting his collision with the
oflltxr s club.
Mirths an Deaths.
Tho following births and deaths were
reported to the Hoard of Hi-alth during the
twenty-four hours ending Saturday noon:
Itirths H'.-nry t Duels. 1133 North Seven
teenth, boy: S. Fogel, l-xi South K.ightetnth,
hoy; K. vv. Uvey, 17 Booth Twenty
seventh, girl; Willium Mahoney, HIS Sooth
Fifth, boy; Frank Mansi. St-O Souih Fif
teenth. Iioy: Walter '. .Nnvts, Grand
avenue, girl; J. Kottln. SeJO Pierce. !;
Frank twv'ie, Sit North Twwit -thud,
girl; Frai k Vol. IU Pierce. 'rl.
Deaths 1-ouis li. lUfeiil' r 1A Kurdett.
15; J,anetle .mtork, Millard hotel, 2;
Patrick W. Lynch. '.M South Twelfth, ST.
Have Root pnut lb
OIBB3" RESIDENCE! AT THIRTT- EIGHTH AND FARM Alt
BEN EEEGAN EXPOSES YOUNG
President of Omaha Teamsters Eaya Otioato
Kit Proposed Elnegint: Here,
ASKED FOR CHANCE TO BRING HIS THUGS
Assured Loral Leader Nonunion Team
sters Could Be Slugned wltb
Perfect Imyunlty to
the Lnlon Men.
Albert Young, appearing as state s wit
ness against Cornelius P. Shea, Interna
tional president of union teamsters, before
Judge Ball at ChicaKO, wus In Omaha dur
piir October last year nnd wanted to re
plenish the iluikn of the local Teamsters
union by dark-lantern methods. Such Is
tho substance of a positive statement mado
by Hen Keejran. president uJ Omaha local
union No. 71. union teamsters.
Mr. Keegan was at first slow to be drawn
into a matter which would place mm "
rn. ..r.i in this connection, realizing its far-
reaching consequences, but when a reporter
for The Bee cailod on him anil pm cae
mutter squarely up to him Mr. Koenan then
as willing to make a statement which be
,em which nr.
H he did not j
u' m would stand by. bu
it fn ho out that he was taking the
Initiative in digying up Albert Young's rec
ord In Omaha in October, !'.'
Young' Was Frank About It.
"Al Youmr dropped Into Omaha In Oc
tober. lOorI thir.k it wiu October 'J-ai!d
looked me up," declared Mr. Keegun. who
"Young mado no bones In unfolding Ms
plans to me. He was at the time national
organizer for tho union teamsters, ihe
local Teamsters' union was not very strong
at that time nnd Young evidently thought
It n good opportunity to recruit from the
ranks of the unorganized and make n nnd
shnwinff for himself. Young told nio he
had n gang of twenty men at Chicago at
tho time and could cnslly set some of
them on tlie ground and go to work here.
Ho wanted my confidence and wanted me
to point the lenders to him. F-ach bam
usnallv has a leader among the teamsters.
"Young's plan was In short to iay out'
some of the leading unonjaniied teamsters
at the different barns and thus disorganize
the unorganized. He declared his slusrer
could drop In her:, do the work and drop
nut a pain without danger of identification.
Ho told mo that Shea, international presi
dent., favored getting the teamsters lined
up through moral persuasion, while, he
(Young) wanted to put a few In the hospi
tal for a week or so.
Krrnan Pparns the Deal.
"I brought my foot down right then and
there and told Young If he attempted any
such dastardly work In Omaha I would
turn him over to the police so fast it would
make his head swim. The result wot
Young made an appointment to meet me
a few days hence. I immediately eat down
nd wrote President Shea of Young's pro
mised campaign in Omaha.
"When the time for the appointment
with Youiuj arrived Young did not show ui
and I did not see blm after that time. 1
presumed he left the city. I received no
reply from my letter to Shea. Of course,
whether Shea wired Young to draw away
Is only a persumptlon."
At the time of strike of the rarment
workers In the Montgomery Ward 4 Co.'e
establishment last summer at Chicago
Young was president of the Chicago team
sters' union. Shea and Young were candi
dates for the international presidency of
the union and Young Was defeated. Then
Young seceded from the parent body and
tried to form an organisation of his own.
8hea, Young, Joseph Schults nnd three
others were Indicted for alleged conspiracy,
that of drawing off the Montgomery Ward
teamsters to help tho garment workers in
their strike. Other ugly features were In
corporated In the charges, the result being
Young aud Schultz turned state's wit
nesses against Shea.
"Young Is now charging Shea with doing
the very thing that he (Young) wanted to
do in Omaha a year ago," Ben Keegan
said Friday evening.
KNAPP SAYS CASH ONLY GOES
Chairman of Commission Eiu phuslsea
RuliusT of Railroad Advertising-
W T Moore, business manager of the
Argus-Leader of Sioux Falls, the dully
n . . . .. -
which is owned by C. M. Pay, brother of
Judge Day of Omaha, was in Omaha Sat
i urday. Although the general passenger
urdav. Although the general passenger
ajren'ta of the western roads have declared
" . ... .
that the decislou of their attorneys was
ihHt the rule of the Interstate Commerce
commission would be Interpreted that noth
ing but cash would be paid for advertising,
Mr. Moore took the matter up with the
commission direct and has received a letter
from chairman Knapp of the commission
which sets forth clearly the ruling of tha
commission In the matter. The letter says:
Relating to the advertising contract, the
commiuijioii holds thai nothing but money
can be lawfully accepted for transportation.
The effect of thla ijIIus Is ilouDtless lj
terminate some, advertising contracts which
extend Inio next year. In auch ciw, where
the advertising has been completed and part
of the transportation has not been fur
nished, we think tnere should he a fa'r
settlement and sn equitable sum paid jn
money by the railroad company. Yours
very truly. iHgncd)
JlAlUlX A KNAPP. Chairman.
Hotter Ooea Free.
On account of the failure of wltiie..ses to
api-cor. 'he casw against William lUiuers.
who was uriesieil 1'rl'lav looming as a
Eultc!ou eharacit-r after he hud at leuuited
theits at the llriniiaw. to ! .1 and the Youim
Women's fiirUtiaii association cloak room,
was dUuiisfted In police court aturuay
mornlnp. The nrieftirg officer failed to put
in an appearance. uio tlie persons who wit.
nocd the sUvmyted 'Jv;f'-2.
TRUNK OF GOLD BRICKS SURE
Clever Confidence dsn Worked by
Woman on Math Street .
Bessie Wear, 108 North Ninth street, was
cleverly cheated out of tS Friday by a
woman confidence worker. The woman,
who gave her name as Joule Muer, rented
a room from Miss Wear Friday and de
clared her Intention of staying for several
months. Sho said her trunk was at the
office of the United SUtea Express com
.any, but there was a oh urge of $a
against It and requested Mlsn tar to ry
the amount and then keep the trunk as
security. The proposition looked goofl to
tho landlady and the amount was paid to
tho express company. Miss Wear received
the trunk and tho new roomer disappeared.
When Miss Wear opened tho trunk, after
becoming suspicious that all was not right,
(he found sho had bought a choice collec
tion of brickbats and wornout clothing.
The police were notified and found that the
money received by the express company
was sent to J. A." Angerman in care of P.
F. Collier & Bon, who have otllces In the
Detectives Ferris and McDonald were de
tailed on the case, with the result that
Anire.rman Wiis arrested when he called for
at omc( aiUurday aflernoon.
- . .,,st tllu
U!$t:i llldll tucii
oiiieer In finding the woman In the caje
and went to a lodging houso Saturday after
noon with Detectives McDonald and iia-
l.ow.v The nalr were taken to the station
and booked as auspicious characters, the
woman giving the name of Lillian Hon.
The trunk, tonether with four others, was
shipped nfe' days ago by Angei'man and
the woniun at Avoca, la., two Doing sent
to Sioux City and the others to Omaha, so
it Is evident that the couple worked the
same game at Sioux City. Tho two other
trunks wore found at the office of tho
United States Express company and con
tained bricks and ruhbisli, tho arrest of
Angerman and the Hoff woman putting u
stop to the confidence game, which la nn
entirely new one to Chief Savugo und his
Angerman said he was in the employ of
the Collier company at work enlarging V.c
turos and had formerly been employed at
FIRST CONSULTS LID LAW
Irishman Flaurlngr on Saturday Sight
Party Sees Mayor About'
A happy little son of the Emerald Isle
shambled Into Mayor Pahlman's office Sat
urday morning and wanted some luslde In
formation concerning the operations of the
"lid" law. The visitor unbosomed the plans
of hlmaelf and wife for the giving of a
little house party Saturday evening and
wanted a permit to extend the festivities
beyond the hour wbeti graveyards are said
to yawn and when the lights begin to
grow low and dim tn most domiciles.
Mike confidentially whispered to the
mayor that the refreshments would include
.in ambr fluid sold by the glass. In Vittlea
and kegs, aVid at times in cans. Whether
It would be within the law to serve such
refreshment after the stroks of 12 Satur
day night was an open question, ro ho
wanted a permit from Mayor Jim.
The mayor reassured Mike that a permit
was not needed, and so long as the host,
hostess and guests conducted themselves
In a circumspect manner and refrained
from tearing the shingles otc tne root ""d
engaging In target practice after hours,
there weuld be no trouble.
Mike felt much relieved and thanked the
MAN SAYS HE WAS SLUGGED
Frank Bush Tells About Uelnar
Knocked Down and Hoblieil
Frank Rush, Twenty-eighth street and
Dewey avenue, says he was struck down
by an unidentified highwayman about 7:30
Friday evening when walking toward Far
nam street In front of tho premises at 603
South Twenty-eighth street. Mr. Rush
says he was knocked unconscious before
he had had a glimpse of his assailant, who
then robbed him of 15 und a gold watch
fob. Mr. Rush is ail employe of the O'Don-ohoe-Redmon-Normile
company and had
left his home on his way down town. As
has been the case for the last three nighu
the street lamps were not lighted and tha
I BtpM,ia wmm In litter darknfM Mr Runt,
said he had no warning of the attack and
Oiu flt'at tiA knew of it wn w uiu.n ha m.
., ., '
covered consciousness and found himself
llvtiu- nn the sidewalk and mold not ll.,r.
Ivlnir on the sidewalk and could uot. there
fore, give the slightest description of the
MAYOR ON ELECTRIC LIGHT
Colouel Dahluiau Will Issue Proclu
auatlou la Hesponse to De
mand of Vox Popull.
Mayor Dahlman Monday will give out a
statement of what he thinks of tho Omaha
electric light situation, that statement be
ing prompted by the many larsoiial and
telephone call the mayor Is receiving from
citizens, some of whom seem to think tho
mayor has an electric light generating
plant In hi office and can turn on the
lights by a personal ukase.
The mayor ha been muklng an Investi
gation with the city electrician and In
clined to think tho Omaha Klectrb: Light
and Power company is doing the best it
caa to relieve the kltuatlon. TheSiuyor
aski citizens to be patient, us it may be
several we-ka yet before the eUctrlo light
s'i-vi will be reUrd t Us normal condition.
For the first time In the history of the
Grain exchange Omaha has stood second
among the primary grain markets In pednt
of oats shipments for one month. Only
Chicago sent out more oats than Omaha In
October, according to tho October report
of the government Department of Com
merce nnd Ijibor, Just received nt the olflu
of the Grain exchange.
The market was fourth In point of oats
receipts for October. For the ten months
ending October 31 it stood fifth In oats ie
celpts, as against tenth last year. Ship
ments for ten months gave Omaha tixth
place, where It had seventh Inst year.
Grain men say Omaha will hardly ch e
the year as second In corn receipts, be
cause of the late movement of corn in No
braska. The movement In Kansas and Mis
souri was good In November, giving tU.
Loj!s a lead of several million bushels over
Omaha. Kansas City Is several million
bushels behind. Chicago is first as a coia
market, St. Louis, Omaha and Kansas City
always fighting for second place.
Some Improvement Is shown In the mar
ket as a wheat center. Omaha stands la
sixth place for the ten months with 6,9T5,M0
bushels receipts, as cosi pared wltb seventh
place last year and 4.819,0110 bushels receipts.
In total grain receipts and shipments for
ten months the market stands sixth, as it
stood last year.
AUTO SH0WAT AUDITORIUM
Second Exhibition Is Delnsr Plaaaed
for This Winter, as First
Omaha Is to have another automobile
how this winter If present plans g
through. The show at the Auditorium last
winter was such a marked success tha
dealers are more than anxious to repeat th
show this year on a larger scale. Manager
Gillan of the Auditorium has culled a n sting-
of the dealers of Omaha and the dat
of the show wll soon be announced. Last
year more than enough sales were mad
to people from outside of Omaha to pay
for all the expenses of the show.
The 1907 season In Omaha already has
opened and all the dealers have made
several sales of next year's machines. Do-
right hne sold W. II. McCord and Chat Ri d-
lck targe touring cars for spring delivery and
these gentlemen, who are numbered among
the horsemen of Omaha, will become als
advocates of the chuck wagons. Mr. Pc
rlght was tn New York last week la at
tendance at the automobile show and Is
expoctcd to return Monday with some new
Ideas and new machines.
Frank Colpetzer has bought an eleetrla
victoria, In which to ride when he does not
caro to take out his larger car, and C. J.
Shelly has bought of Frederlcksoti an cleo
trlo stanhope. Frederickson has also sold
to Charles Duifgan of Kearney a runabout
and to F. McDonald of South Omaha a
Manufacturers of automobiles have Inaug
urated a r.ew scheme by which they have
the dealers sign a rontrnct to take so many
machines a-year and these are to be de
livered, the same number each month.
TOILET SOTS Frenzer, 16th and Oodge.
LAND COMPANY , ELECTION
Cburlrs T. Kountse and T. T. Mne
Farland Succeed Herman Kountse
and J. M. Woolworth.
Charles T. Kountze and T. T. MacFar
land have been elected directors of the
South Omaha I-and company to succeed
Herman Kountze and J. M. Woolworth,
both of whom died in the last few months.
The officers of the company, elected at
a recent meeting, are: J. A. McShane,
president; Charles F. Mandersou, vice
president; John A. Crelghton, treasurer;
Peter E. Her, secretary. Besides the of
fficers, these are members of the board:
Herman E. Rosier, Herbert M. Rogers,
Charles T. Kountze, Mr. McFarland,
W. Farnam Smith.
knows that sooner or later an unexpected
demand will have to be met and that thea
his frugal savings, laid by day by day
or week by week must meet the emergency.
The Omaha Loan and
affords a safe depository for all classes
wheiM the depositors will be paid six per
cent on their account, and, when needed,
money may be obtained. One Dollar will
start an account. Monthly payment home
stead loons at reasonable rates are also
made. Information furnished at new loca
tion. Southeast Corner Sixteenth aud Dodge
C.W. Loouls, fro. C. M. NilOuger, Scc'y,
Shimer & Gliaso Co.
Bulldsrs of Motto Hsusss
l it ever so humble
There's no place like home."
Your mean muat determine Cat
tlx of your Investment Hnppl
iief aud contentment la qulta as
often found In a cottage a
paluca. Draw a pencil sketch of
the bouso you would build. W
develop Ideas and relieve you of
I'll the detalla of construction.
SHIMER & CHASE CO.
tvllulng Sites, Suburban Acreige, Hqxsi
160a) Farnam. Ground Flwos
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