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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29. 1006.
tllLL IS NOW GETTING BUSY
'f 1 '-era F io fia Starts ImyrotemenU to
Covnttrtct Itmron f liilwtnkes.
IUT-OFF f ROM MILES CITY TO HELENA
Sw Una Will Involve Constraetloa
-o Three Handred m4 Fifty
Mile of Truck, Ihorlri.
In Mnlit Mae.
Fmce the announcement of the rout of
Milwaukee to the northwest anil the
anion of Hill territory by that line the
rthern Pacific has become busy perfect
ly road that It may more effectively
noete for the traffic with the near linn
la reported a new line oon will be built
j f ot the
off. which will leave the mnln
e Northern Pacific at Mllea City
following a course directly went.
" the Northern Pacific again at
fia. The new road will require the
ruction of about 360 mllea of track
Jwlll shorten the dlntance between St.
J and 8eattle about 140 mllea. It will
,do away with the neceaalty of double
Ulna; the lino between Mllea City and
Holiday Help Dhorta;
lllroad men aay the car situation wax
Mderably relieved by Sunday and
fstmn comlnit ao near together. Train
tb which otherwise would have laid off
f Sunday were pressed Into service to
1 cam where they were needed, and thla
a service, taken In connection with a
it of grain hauled by the farmers, haa
d considerably. The elevator men aay
local blna are not nearly filled and that
fit Ions ara almost normal for thl sea
of tae year.
Merged la Burlington.
Thlhald Gray, assistant general freight
nt of the Great Northern at Sioux City,
ri be transferred to Seattle and no sue-
-or appointed In his place. This la
a an Indloatlon - that the Great
'hern line from Sioux City to O'Neill
; if be turned over to the Burlington, as
announced some time ago, and that It
be made a part of the Omaha division,
a la to be separated from the Lincoln
SeTenty-SeTea (Set Pensions,
"ht annual report of the Union Pacific
w seventy-seven employes on the pen-
it'llst, to whom $19,621.20 Is paid an-
A resolution has) been adopted by the
I kindly adlves you to take ad-
4 :j vantage i my niemuus ui junns
St 1 nd crowning teeth painlessly
Vi j especially If you are temperamon-
. I tally nervous or sensitive.
Or, if you are overly particular
about the appearance of your
i teeth, you'll be pleased with my
porcelain and enamel work
Again, if th sense of nicety
. and cleanliness Is an Important
part pf your makeup, you'll find
. rt i no discord in my oraco or services
Tr!, My prices aro very reasonuble.
DR. FICKES, Dentlst
'Phono Doug. 637. 338 Bee Uldg.
Missouri VjTley Car Service and Storage
bureau to reduce the free time on ship
ments of bituminous coal, coke, bulk lime
and ore from seventy-two to eighteen
hours. This will become effective on Feb
ruary 1 next. The action taken Is the re
sult of the unprecedented car shortage
which prevails on all the roads membe,.,
of the bureau.
Orraoa abort l.lse Kstenslnn.
Large forces of men are still at work on
the Oregon 8hort Line extension ' from
Marysvllle to Yellowstone park. Grading
gang are now working In the vicinity of
Osborne and the big ranch owned by Vice
President and General Manager W. II.
Bancroft of the Oregon Short Line and
other Harriman officials. The line Is now
about thirty-six miles from the edge of
the park, but as the grade Is easy, next
spring- opening Is a certainty. This will
give another and better Inlet to the Yel
lowstone and will give a good route for
entrance and exit.
JOHNSON CASE POSTPONED
Hearing of Injanrtloa Against Post
master Palmer la Set for
The hearing on the application for an In
Junction made by J. Cook Johnson to re
strain Postmaster Palmer of Omaha from
Interfering with the mall addressed to
Johnson, which was booked for Thursday
morning, has been continued to January 3.
Johnson is a poultry dealer, doing business
several miles from Omaha, and was In
dicted by the federal grand Jury at Lincoln
In October for using the t'nlted States
malla for purposes to defraud. The charges
against him were that he failed to comply
with the terms of his advertisements In
the sale and delivery of fancy poultry to
certain customers and th. y rained a kick
about It. A fraud order was In the mean
while Issued against Johnson and all mall
addressed to" him was ordered sent -to the
dead letter office. A considerable quantity
of such mail has already been sent to
Washington and Johnson began suit In the j Jt"Wrt IvenCorih military pri-onl Frank
United States circuit court to restrain the j pannelka. Company K. Third battalion en
nnstmaster at Omaha from withholding glneers, for denertion. dishonorable dls-
from proper delivery all such mall received
at Omaha to Johnson's add. ess.
LOTS FOR NEW SYNAGOGUE
Property How la Hand by Ruasiar
Congregation Israel on
. Deeds changed hands Thursday transfer
ring a lot at the southeast corner of
Twenty-first and Chicago streets to the
Russian Congregation Israel. The con
gregation will build on the property as soon
as It can dispose of Its synagogue and lot
on Capitol avenue. This Is likely to be
soon, as several bids have already been
made for the old home. The deal wa
made through Robinson & Wolf.
WILTSE EXPECTS FAIR DEAL
Cedar County Senator Predleta n
Break In Electing; Korrla
Brown at Lincoln.
"I look for the republican majority in
the legislature to carry out the party's
pledge and elect Norrls Brown to the
United States si-nate," said Senator-elect
George W. Wiltse of Randolph, who, with
his family, stopped off In Otnuha on their
way to Lincoln for the winter. "I was a
Rosewater man In the state convention,
but Mr. I trow n got the nomination and, as
The Bee says, that ought to bo treated as
a binding obligation upon those who agreed
to stand by the artion of the convention.
I think It would be a mistake to repudiate
GOOD RETURNING TO JANUARY 7, TO ALL STATIONS ON THE
NORTH-WESTERN SYSTEM AND MANY POINTS BEYOND
THE ONLY DOUBLE TRACK
North-Western Line Ticket Offices, 1401-14 03 Farnam St.
Union Station and Webster Street Depot
that action, and I think, furthermore, there
Is not the remotest possibility of such
On the matter of reform legislation Sena
tor Wtltse says he feels sure the session
will make good on Its pledges to the people.
MICHIGAN ALUMNI BANQUET
Faaetlon at Omaha flah Will Be At
tended by Promlaeat Mem
bers of Pacnlty.
The alumni of th I'nlverslty of Michigan
now in Omaha, will give an elaborate ban
quet at the Omaha club Jsnuary 8 at 7
p. m.. when two leading members of the
law and engineering faculties will be
present and will respond to toasts. Besides
the Omaha alumni, rromlnent graduates of
Michigan from Nebraska and neighboring
states will be present. The last Michigan
banquet In Omaha,, was held In 1M and
was an occasion long to be remembered.
The committee has completed all arrange
ments and a large gathering of the former
students Is expected
In I.lne with the fnrf Foo4
The National Food and Drug act which
takes effect January 1, ItOT, does not af
fect Chamberlain's Cough Remedy In any
manner. No special labels ar required on
this remedy under that Act. as It Is free
from opiates and narcotics of every char
acter, making It a safe remedy for mothers
tp use with their children. This remedy
has been in use for so many years, and
Its good qualities ara so well known, that
no one need hesitate to use it when
troubled with a cough or cold.
Mangum & Co., LETTER SPECIALISTS.
NEWS FOR THE ARMY.
The following general court-martial sen
tences have been approved by Major gen
eral A. W. Oreely. commanding the De
partment of the Missouri, and are ordered
carried Into effect: Privates Willie Tow
son, Troop It, Tenth cavalry, for assault
with Intent to kill, dishonorable discharge
Harry X. Streeter. Troop A.- Thirteenth
avalry, for larceny and breaking his pa
role, dishonorable discharge and one year
and four months' Imprisonment; Charles
l'horun. Company L. Third battalion of en
gineers, for desertion, dishonorable dls
chnrge nnd two years' Imprisonment; Frank
C. Platter. Company I, Third battalion of
inglneers, for drunkenness nnd assault with
Intent to kill, dishonorable discharge and
live years' Imprisonment; Iewls F. Curtis,
Thirty-fifth company coast artillery, for
desertion, dishonorable discharge and one
year's Imprisonment; Allen C. Wright.
Troop F. Ninth cavalry, fur opening regis
tered letter and appropriating the money
contpt to his own use, dishonorable dis
charge and six months' Imprisonment;
Michael Gorgan, Troop B, Thirteenth cav
lry. conduct prejudicial to good order and
military discipline, dishonorable discharge
nod fourteen months' imprisonment;
Thomas P. Williamson, Trnop P., Thirteenth
'Hvalry. conduct preiudlclal to good order
ind military discipline, dishonorable dls
hnrge and six months' Imprisonment: Au
gust I. Katx, Troop C, Thirteenth cavalry,
for desertion, dishonorable discharge and
two and a half years' Imprisonment; Fre.l
Willis. Troop F. Ninth cavalrv, for leaving
post while on duty, dishonorable discharge
nnd six months' Imprisonment: Clarence
Wardlaw, Company I, Ktchteenth Infantry,
for desertion, dishonorable discharge and
Fix months' Imprisonment. The sentence
of Imprisonment will be carried out in each
Instance at the Fort Leavenworth military
Second Lieutenant Rmmett Addle of the
Tenth cavalry has been granted ten days'
leave of ahsence.
Private Francis J. Lynch of Troop B.
Eleventh cavalry,, haa been granted his hon
orable discharge from the army.
Orders have been Issued from Department
of the Missouri headquarters for the pay
ment of troops of the department for the
month of December. Payments will be
made at Forts Riley and Leavenworth by
Cuptain J. M. Slgworth; Forts Crook,
Omaha and Des Moines by Captain C. B.
Sweer.oy, and at Forts Robinson, Meade
and Washakie by Captain B. D. Slaughter.
"THE BEST OF EVERYTHING"
DARK CLOUDS OVER SMITH
Suspicion of Him as Enmmelhart Mardtrer
Eecomu afore General
POLICE THINK HE MAY BE THE FIEND
Hare t'onrlaslre Evidence, Chief
Says, that He la Gallty of
Other Crimes Revolting
"He 1m a bad character and we shall ex
haust every resource at our command to
determine his connection, if any, with th
murder of Josephine Rummelhart," was
Chief Donahue's comment on Frank Smith,
the negro arrested on the south side
Wednesday for Insulting Women and girls.
"We have the moat conclusive evidence
against him for revolting conduct, and a
man who would do that would do most
anything In that line. Everything about
his case Indicates t&at he la a low, de
praved Individual. We shall keep him at
the city Jail and have every person see
him who thinks he or she might be able
to throw any light on the case. I want
those people In the vicinity of Rlvervlew
park who saw the culprit that annoyed
women and girls down there last fall to
Asked If he personally thought tb fellow
connected with the Rummelhart cose, the
"Of course, I could not aay as to that.
But I can say he la capable of the most
revolting crime. He may be the fiend we
have so long looked for."
Blar Polat Against Hint.
The chief takes as a strong fact against
the fellow his utter inability to account
for himself for two or three months, ur
since the Rummelhart murder, October &
He has made nothing but the most In
coherent statement and has tried to make
it appear he was not In Omaha during the
Ak-Sar-Ben festivities, at the close of
which the community was shocked by the
news of the Rummelhart atrocity. The
officers have not as yet mentioned to him
anything about this crime.
Not only Chief Donahue, but Captain
Moetyn and other police officers are In
clined to the theory that Smith took the
life of Miss Rummelhart Aid also com
mitted the depredations at Rlvervlew park.
Women who claim to be able to Identify
the latter criminal will see him at the Jail,
and if they determine he la the fiend they
are looking for the police say a big point
will be made toward getting the creature
who committed the Dodge street crlmo.
If Smith has dwelt upon the Rummelhart
murder since his arrest no one around
police headquarters knows it, nor does
Smith know that the authorities are fitting
upon him the garment of guilt of this
Smith was arraigned In police court
Thursday morning and sentenced to thirty
days in Jail. He will be confined for the
term of his sentence in the city Jail, as he
will be needed many times for the purpose
of establishing his Identity and his pos
sible connection with the various crimes
with which he Is suspected.
Jewel theater, continuous moving pictures
and Illustrated songs. Noon until llp. m.
fci-k Wedding Rings, Edholm. Jeweler.
Colored Woman Ronnil Over.
Ella Smith and James Klmmerlin, col
ored residents of the Third ward, were
bound over for trial In the district court
under bonds of Into each oy Judge Craw
ford Thursday morning on the charge of
robbing Charles Anderson of Chicago of
t.16 last Monday night. ..The woman ad
rnitted stealing 315 from Anderson and said
she gave part of the money to Klmmerlin
The pompl1ntnsr witness was held to ap
pear at the trial under bond of 81"".
HOW' TO CASH IN THE CHIPS
Street Hallway Laborers Often F.
rhaage Fare for Beer or
"What sort of a chip was that he gave
you?" asked a passenger of an Omnha
street car conductor, after the latter had
received a circular blue article from a
portly man on the back platform.
"Oh, those are the chips the company
gives Its laborers to ride to and from work
on," was the answer.
"But that well dressed tr.an doesn't han
dle a pick and shovel, does he?"
"No. I suppose he Is a saloon keeper.
You see, each laborer Is given two chips
each evening, one to pay his way home
and one to pay his way back to work
in the morning. Some of the men buy beer
with the chips and walk home. Once In a
while you find a saloon man who has
enough chips In his pockets to pay his
fare for a week."
DODGE RETURNS ".SATURDAY
Candidate for Speaker Will Proceed
to Lincoln Without Stop-
ping In Omaha.
N. P. Dodge, Jr., will return from the east
Saturday and without stopping at Omaha
will go to Lincoln to open his campaign
for the speakership of the house. Repre
sentative Tucker has opened headquarters
for Mr. Dodge at room 4, Llndell hotel, and
Mr. Dodge is expected to get the Douglas
county delegation together there for a con
ference soon after his arrival In Lincoln.
PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. .
Captain II. E. Palmer was In Lincoln
City Clerk Butler has gone to Ottawa,
III., with his aged father, to visit an uncle
who la seriously 111.
Miss Helen O'Brien of New York Is
spemllng the holidays with her sister,
Mrs. Herman Matthes.
R. M. Johnson, a prominent attorney of,
Stuart, !s in Omaha to attend the Public
Ownership league meeting.
T. W. Blackburn left Thursday for Cali
fornia, where he will spend two months
vMtinff his mother and for the bent-fit of
Chief Clerk Kenyon rf the Murray hotel
hos resigned that position to take effect
January 1. lie has been compelled to re
linquish the hotel business on account of
his fulling health, lie will take a vacation
of several months before deciding upon
what business he will engage In for the
W. W. Marts of Auburn. John Halversnn
of Culbertson, L. A. Welgle of NorthhVId,
H. J. Tnroetenberg of Norman, Okl. ; Mr.
and Mrs. R. W. Campbell of Grand Island,
Kate I. Stoker of Bartlett, J. C. Martin of
Falls City, A. M. Morrissey of Valentine,
O. W. Metz of Button and C. C. Pent of
Fullerton are at the Merchants.
Paul Harms, chief clerk of the Depart
ment of the Missouri, will leave Friday
evening for Havana, for duty at the Amer
ican army headquarters there, under com
mand of Brigadier General T. J. Wlnt.
Mr. Harms' family will not accompany
him, preferring to remain in Omaha for
the present and until matters become more
settled In Cuba.
Raltrray Notes and Personals.
General Manager Walters of the North
western has gone to Chicago,
S. M. Braden, assistant general superin
tendent of the Northwestern, was In
Dr. A. F. Jonas, head of the medical de
partment of the Union Pacific, has gone to
Cuba for an extended vacation.
C. E. Spens, general freight agent of the
Burlington, has returned from Chicago,
where he spent the Christmas holidays.
The meeting of the land agents if the
Union Pacific, which was scheduled for
Thursday at Union Pacific headquarters In
Omaha, was called off by the I'nion Pa
cific and no definite date set for another
Prc-Invcntory and alter
Xmas Stock Reducing
All small lots broken as
sortments must be moved
sharp price reductions
have been made in nearly
every section of our store
Reductions i n desirable
merchandise are in ac
cordance with the fixed
policy of this house to dis
pose of all goods within
CNE MAN 0VER ALL LIGHTS
Sew Ordlnanra Proposes Electrician
as Monitor of Gas, Too Places
Meters t'nder Ills Control.
The city legal department has prepared
for Councilman Funkhotiser an ordinance
which, If passed, will give to the city elec
trlclan full charge of the city gas and ar
lights. The principal feature of the ncv
ordinance la a provision that the electrlcia
t-liall have tinder his control meters whlc
will register the electrlcty furnished tl
c-lty, so that a. complete check may be h;i
by a city official of the current suppltr
and of the "outage," the latter inform.
tlon being now furnished the city elect r
cian by electric light officials. Pntrolmi.
are supposed to' report cases of electric
lights being out, but the electrician's rec
ords fall to show that the patrolmen have
been carrying out that rule to any extent.
CHRISTMAS AT CITY MISSION
VonngT Folks Are Entertained and
Given Good Things by
Christmas still lingers In Omaha. The
City mission, on Tenth street between
Dodge and Douglas, was yesterday the
scene of two celebrations. In the morning
the boys who are under the care of Miss
Magee had a Christmas tree and 200 of
them received presents. Dean Beecher of
Trinity CHthedral spoke.
In the afternoon 200 girls held festival
T-t fc!T? !?! J,' '!! lU.ja"l'""jJ B
and "real and truly" Santa Claus passed
presents to them, while a short talk was
made by C. V. Robel. This was the third
of the Christmas festivals at the mission,
one having been hed Monday for JewlsU
J. B. Bernnek In making, preparations to
'rect a 8.1.5HO residence lit Twenty-fourth
nd Arbor streets, on plans drawn by F.
V. K telle.
Charged with the theft of twenty cases
f Cel-Pep-Ko last Friday. Phil Blot-ky
as discharged after a hearing before
udge Crawford Thursday morning.
J. E. Daugherty, J. M. Allen and their
ppectlve wives were discharged in pollcs
urt Thursday morning on the charge of
lgaglng In a free-for-all fight Christina
iglit at their home, 20?3 Burt street.
Building Inspector WIthncll Is having
printed a summary of Omaha's building
operations for l!Mi. These reports may he
had after January 1 on application at th
building Inspector' office. Mr. Wlthnell
distributed ?MD of the 1W6 reiiorts.
A sneak thief stole a leather satchel Wed
nesday afternoon from the hair-dress ng
parlors of Mrs. Schedel, 1522 Douglas street,
which had been placed on the ftnor by tho
owner, Mrs. Minnie Frlcke 3-55 Charles
street. The satchel contained toilet article
valued at about 85.
The Wllke-Mitchell company has Incor
porated to do a general grocery business
In Omaha. The capital stock Is 310.000 and
William Wllke, Harry L. Mitchell and Ed
ward E. Wise are the Incorporators. The
firm Is now doing business at Fortieth and
Farnam streets as Wllke & Mitchell.
The case against Susie Duffy, colored,
who was arrested on the night of Decem
ber 19 on suspicion of having robbed Albeit
Kobs of Bennington of 3 while in her
house at 1015c cnpltol avenue, was dis
missed in police court Thursday morning
for lack of prosecution, the complaining
witness giving up the chase for his i'i In
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