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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 21, 1909)
THi; BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY, DECEMUEU 21, 1000.
DEATH INSTEAD OF ST. MCI
Thomas Dowd Comet to Take Daugh
ter! Home and Diet Suddenly.
THEY WILL ESCOBT BODY BACK
Villon of a Jorons Christmas
Onion it the Family Fireside
I Dispelled hy the Or I in
Thomas rowd, a wealthy ranchman and
liquor dcalr ,of Rapid City, B. D., came
to Omaha to escort his two daughters
home for an old fashioned Chrlatmaa fam
ily reunion, but Instead the glrla will escort
liln body back for burial.
Mr. Iwnil waa stricken at th Tier Grand
hotel Sumlty ivenlng.. a couple cf lioura
after hi arrival In the. olty and at 3:2a
Monday morning lie died of a hemorrhage
of tho brain. Hia daughters, who are
pupil at St. Rerehmans' Catholic academy,
The glrla. Pauline, 13 years of age, and
Nellie. 15 years of age, received a letter
from their father Saturday which filled !
them with Joy. Mr. Dowd In hln mesnagi
told them he would fc Vi Omaha Sunday
evening and that Monday should be the
commencement of a Joyous Christmas for
them. He planned to shower thi'm with
Cirts and the glrla were happy.
fpnn arrival Hi the Her Orand at S:l
o'clock Sunday afternoon Mr. Dowd took
dlnnei and aftfrward stood at the desk
chatting With Steve Miller, night clnrk at
the hostelty, whom he had known for
twenty-five' years. Suddenly Mr. Dowd
complained of not being well and started
for his room, Aa he entered the elevator
he became quite ill and was rushed to the
Turkish hatha In the basement.
Dr. Bert McDermott was summoned, but
could do nothing for the stricken man. At
1 .50 Mr. Miller was requested to notify Wil
liam Faulk at Hastings, a brother-in-law
ot Mr. Dowd, and at 3:25 Mr. Dowd waa
de'ad. Mr. Faulk arrived during the early
morning and the daughters were told, of
ihelr father' death. They refused to be
eonaoled and were too 111 from the effecta
of their sorrow to . be brought to the
Heafey undertaking rooms to aeo him.
Mr. Dowd was one of the best known
ranchmen and cattlemen In the western
eountry. He waa about 44 years of age and
made frequent trips to Omaha, where he
waa well known. The body will be prepared
for burial In Rapid City, but just when It
will be taken there has not been decided.
Coroner Heafey will eonduct an Inquest to
tutermlne the real cause of death.
Big for Union
Depot Just Now
Christmas Traffic Overflows Station
- and Emphasizes . Need of
' "The holiday rush certainly spells havoc
at the Union station," says an official of
tbe I'nlon Pacifio railroad. "There are 25
per- cent more people traveling through
Omaha today than there were a year ago.
It la almost Impossible . to . handle the
crowds at the depot and there la continual
- The heavy amount of passenger traffic
through Omaha "at thlar time' greatly
strengthen the agitation for Improvements
in Union station. Friday and Saturday
nights, ail day Sunday and even Monday
morning the depot waa thronged with peo
ple waiting over for trains.
"Even the trains are hard to handle,"
continued the railroad man. "With seven
tracks In the terminals and the heavy char
acter of the traffic, the trains cannot be
loaded and unloaded In quick time and
thu o Is continual, congestion on the tracks.
Ii;b6,hd trains have to halt outsldo the
uhtds to allow the traina In the depot time
to lut off passengers." '
A plan to spend JDOO.0OO In Improvements
at Union station has been submitted to
tho management of the eight railroads
Urlng the Union Pacific terminal. Three
of the eight roads have failed as yet to
file their replies to the proposition. It
will take a . two-thirds vote of the eight
roada to ratify sthe plans and If this Is
done work ot the remodeling the station,
building more trainsheds and otherwise
adding to the' convenience and comfort of
the traveling public will be authorised.
Czar Had Man
at Corn Show
An emissary from the csar of Russia was
at the National Corn exposition for a week
selecting exhibits to take to Russia for an
exposition which will be hela at Ekatrlnos
lav, 1M miles north of Odessa, from Ju'y
to October, 1310.
This was J. A. Rosen, sent to this coun
try by the secretary of agriculture of Rus
sia, lie has been busy selecting exhibit,
jut ho did. not make knowt. hli Identity
iintll late Saturday, and (hen, Just as the
txposltlon waa about to cloe, h? went fram
one stale exhibit to another and made hia
ilctions. Hi si cured tp cimciis fioni each
of the twenty-five states which had ex
hibit at the corn show.
Mr. Roesn. nays the exposition will be
conducted by the Russian government and
It la desired to show some of the superb
grains of this country as an Incentive to
the Russian farmers to strive for better
crops. .' ' .
The Russian government hia been at
tracted by the work ot the Na.lonal Corn
exposition for xiyer a year. - Last year It
made & big offer to U II. Clore cf Frank
lin, winner the sweepstakes for two
rears, to go to Russia and tuke charge of
S department for the Inculcation of the
prlnclplea of intensified farming. Mr. Clore
would have accepted hud not private mat
I0BST DAY IN0LD PEORIA
Parents of Outaha Man Olebrnte
tlolden Wedding- autl 1'lty
' Help Observe It.
&. J. Jobst and family have returned
from reorla. 111., where they attended the
goldon wedding of Mr. Jobst's parents. Mr.
ami Mrs. Valentine Jobst. They were niar
jied in ilobaken fifty years ago and at
onco Journeyed to Peorlu, where Mr. Jobst
las bie In business ever since, of late
years being In the general contriictlnvj busi
ness and but ding several of the large
buildings of the country.
The day of the celebiatlon was Jobst day
In Peoria and the stores were filled with
photographs of the venerable couple. A
reception was held at which . there were
over J00 guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Jobst, sr., have clevci
children, al'. married, and twenty-twc
grardchlldren, all of whom were at thi
TA CI' KM A t'Ot.O IX OVK DtT
Take laxative Tlromo viuleine Tablets
lrugglia tefund money If it falls to cur
b. W. Uiove iiui is on each box. &
WITILNELL WILL NOT YIELD
Befuses to Rescind Order Ajainst
Vaudeville in Picture Theaters.
INSTEAD, HE MAKES IT STBOHGER
i'nta Hia I'ool Ilonn o Thru Platers
Crowding Till People Have
to Stand lu the
City Building; Inspector Wlthnell has befn
appealej tu by the ownrra of niovlnsT pic
lure theatera to rescind his orU-r Hgalnut
tho putting on of vaudeville perfurniances.
"S'lthntll has rrfusrd to barx down, how
ever. "Not only have I r fused to lencUid that
nder," said Mr Wlthnell, "but I am also
(olni to Insist that no slandlHsT In the
ilsles shall be permitted In suck places.
They were nevtr intended for that sort of
Miir and It will not be allowed, This de
partment has had numerous complnint.s
;hat people art crowded In very often
lih the aisle full. The police depart-
ucnt should nut permit that and this do
srtment Is goltiK to do everylhlne It car.
t moke I Rod on the responsibility placed
MANUFACTURERS, SI LOUIS, M0.
on us by law. Then If anything happens
lot tho Llama reist where it belongs."
The building inspector, nc.lr.g under t'.ie
pity .ordinance and a.s a -p clal flra escape
Inspector appointed by Governor Slnillen
bcr;ir, Is also busying himself with thai
"There are some building3 In Omaha
notably lacking In proper escapes," he said,
"where they are needed, especially becauxe
of old stylo' construction. Notice have
been sent the parties responsible fur thess
buildings and they muat comply with the
requirements of the city and with the state
law or they will be cited to show cauae
why they should not do so. Those who
havfe been putting off this Important mat
ter wilh one excuse or another, hive
reached the limit. Now they must act "
Ulanionds-FUENZKn 15th and Dodge.
HERE'S ANOTHER FOR OMAHA
Hoadinskera' Aaiuriat Ion Saciiests
Possibility of lloldlnsf Cosw
The Roajinskern' naioclatlon, which met
In Columbus. O., October 26-38, throuirh Its
aecretary. IC. Puwera. has written to the
Omnha Commercial club, suggesting that
aa It has rot berrt decided where the
meeting w Hi be held next year that Omaha
should get In line.
J. E. (liorie und T. F. Stroud havt
I. L J
taken up the matter and aro working for
the convention. They lay that if the good
road convention held In the west could
do one-third the good for the farmers that
tho corn show has done it would be worth
TART ANSWER IS PASSED
BACK TO IDAJOCKAFELLER
Men She Accuses of Ilrntlna; Her In
Trade Intimate She Trims
SI ore Than Hats.
I,. B. Scott. A. II. BoHcbaum and War-,
ren S. Frank have retorted aa tartly to
Ida Rockefeller as another Ida writes
about another Rockefeller.
The three men have been sued by Miss
Rockefeller, who is a Lincoln milliner, be
cause the fair trimmer of hats got the
worst of It in a uVal, she says, whereby
she traded In 'a millinery stock for some
Harrlton county land.
J. J. Sullivan of Sullivan & Rait wrote
the answer. Just filed in district court.
This answer ets forth that the millinery
acquired by the three men "was ahelf
worn and moth-ectnn. the last of an an
cient and Jaded stock. It waa for the most
rnrt r.incld with the must of a past cen
tury and without commercial value or
vaiua whatever except as tlie symbol and
token of an almost forgotten vogue."
"L'cfeudants," continues the answer.
w itj t.
"hav'e never seen the land described and
have no knowledge or Information on
which to base a belief as to whether he
jvaters of the Missouri on their way to
the aea pass Over and across all or any
"Wherefore they deny that said land is
located In the bed of the river and ask
that plaintiff make profert or other and
satisfactory proof of her averments.
"Hut whether the land Is high or low,
whether aubmereed or dry, its value al
the time of the exchange exceeded the
value of the millinery, and plaintiff not
only made a modest prof t for herself, jut
ohtnlned besides the thrill of satisfaction
that always comes with the achievement
of professional success."
WHAT OF 0LDC0URT H0USE7
P. L,. Ilaller Asks Board What Mill
Ilrrnnie of It When It Is
F. L. Ilaller, president of the Uninger
Implement company, has written a let
ter In the name of the company aaklng
the tlcard of County Commissioners two
"Who owns the old court house bulld
IngT What do they want done with It
when the new cuie Is completed?"
The commissioners have never consid
ered what shall become of the old build-
GOING UP TEIE LADDER
Growinc: at the average rate of a million a year,
UsinK no substitutes for Leather.
Fipchtinij alone for a "PuTe Shoe Law."
Capital Five Millions Full paid Largest in tho
Fifteen thousand retail customers.
Three million wearers.
Eleven Bi Specialty Factories, makinff annually
bix million pairs of shoes,
i-lmrjlovincr five thonBaad shoemakers.
Owninc and occupying the
building in the world just com
pleted. Shipping from St. Louis direct to retail
ers more shoes than any other man
ufacturer. Own no interest in retail stores Operate
no branch houses.
LEADING ADVERTISED BRANDS.
"R. J. ft R."
'Soft & Good."
"Barney 014teld" Auto
Ask your dealer for thev above
named brands. Look for the
"Star" trademark, stamped on ev
lng when the new one 13 finished. The
matter will be taken up for discussion
at the next meeting of the board.
Clocks ft'KKNZKU liith and lodce.
CHRISTMAS MAKES 'EM GOOD
Yulrtlde Reason Seems to Reform the
ErrlnsTi for Police Have
KothlnsT to Do.
There Is no use talking. Things pollcewlse
are going to the dogs. As one of the station
men expressed It, the officers are not earn
ing their salt tlie days.
From 7 o'clock' Hunday morning, when
the day shift went on, until 11 .o'clock
Monday morning, but four arrests had been
made. One of these was Sunday morning
at 8 o'clock, two were mde Sunday night
and one early Monday morning. It la the
quietest on recird at the police station
and no one If sble to account for It.
Of the four persons arrested two were
plain drunk3 end the other two vagranta
nd suspicious characters.
There hes been no apathy on the part of
the police, but It looka as though those
criminally Intended have decided to post
pone their vagaries until at least after
the holidays, for all of which the police,
the court and the hard working reporters
City Prosecutor C. T. Dickinson was in
Foi- Women. .
"Our Family" Shoes, -"For
every member ot
"Eternity" 8chool Shoes,
for Beys and Girls.
disposed Monday and his place In police
court was tsken by Deputy City Prosecutor
J. J. Ryan. It was a quiet '.session of the
tribunal of Justice, one of the most quiet
In months, due to the fett 'arrests made
during the last few days.
BENSON ENGLISH LUTHERAN
CHURCH DEDICATE) SUNDAY
Ret Aside .-th Three Services, Held
la the Mornlnsc, Afternoon
The English Lutheran church of Denson
was dedicated with three services Sunday
In which a number of prominent ministers
of the denomination took part.
In the morning Hev. L. . P. laidden of
Lincoln preached the sermon. The dedica
tory sermon was preached at 1:30 by Rev.
L. Oroh of Omaha and a pr.ihte aervlce was
held In the evening. The other Benson
churches held no services ' fn the evening,
but Joined In this praise service.
The new church was erected at a cost of
$10,200, over 11.000 cf which Mas raised at
the services yesterday. Rev. B. F. Kinder
has been Its pastor for the last three yeara.
A Horrible Heath
results from decaying, lungs. Cure coughs
and weak, sore lungs with Ir. King's Newr
Discovery, too and 11.00, For sals by V
ton Driuc Co. ' - --
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