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lift BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1909.
Th OobmU Bloffa Offl f th
Owah U at I McrW .
BoMt Tbomva 43.
Diamond playing th bent vaudeville.
(OKR1QAN8, undertakers. 'Phone 148.
For 'rent, modern house, TE( th avenu.
Smokers' sets. DefferVs.
NIGHT SCHOO'L. at , Vuryear's college.
A. Hoepe stor open evenings until Xmas.
Majeetlo range. I. C. DeVol Huw. Co.
Woodrlng Undertaking- tympany; Tel. H.
D l Cutluf, funeral Olrector. 'Fhone Hi.
FAL'dT Bfcitft AF KOGiJfW BUFFET.
Dilrd & Bolaud,. undertakers. Thone 121.
Expert piano tuning. Uoape.. 'I'hoii t
LeUt-ii's jewelry More, Iiew location, M
feioadway. .;...,-' i. '.
When you want reliable want ad advtr
lining, -use The Jbee.
liourlcius Fiano House. Open evening
Ciiai.u removal sale.
Stor opena evenlnga until Xmaa. 11. Bor
wica, in bo. Main St.
Ip-to-date Ar' department and I'lctur
Framing, tool wick, ill bouth Maui u n.
'lhe piace to gel your Xma picture!
framed la waiter Nlunoialsen Co., It
Jewel court No. 81, Trtbe of Ben Hur,
lu meet una evening In uaniah liuli iui
the annual election , ot oirlcers.
talutl City Mawooio' lodge will meet In
lgu.ur i;oaimunicilon tnia evening a
v.uuii tin.e omcera lor me ensuing yuat
win o elected.
justice trooper performed ' the marriage
Cuieu.uiy eit.i'clay lor Albert Moody o
iVuuumi, N 0.. anil Mabel MuiJonald ot Mm
livkpuli, Minn. -.'.
Mr. Latliirine Wolfe nai yeaterday aent
to eit. 'iMM-nard'a hospital tor oosei valion,
an ini'ji iiiaiiun navm been fiW.u cnaigma
her witn being mentally uoianged.
Mra. li. V. Lewis of thla city was called
to Creston, la., yeaterday by the death of
her brother, 11. A. Cuiula of Lenox, la.
The lunerai will be held in Creston today.
The trial of the auit of O. J. McManua
against the Chicago Great Western ruil
road was completed yesterday arternuun
and given to the Jury. A verdict for thu
piaiiiuff giving Judgment for lit 4 wus re
turned.' Robert Henderson, a member of the local
newspaper fraternity, left Sunday tor Los
Angeles, Cal.. where he will Join his wife
and little daughter. Mr. Henderson and
family ex poet to return home In about
PTROailAPHY NEW8: Big shipment!
of wood and outflti Just received. t Seven
atyles of outfits on hand. Free ltsoi.
with each aet. More novelties for burning
than ever before. Open evenings. Alexan
der's, 333 Broadway.
The case against Henry Davis, lhe negro
charged wlin slashing Fred Stone, also
colored, was dismissed in Justice Cooper's
court yesterday on, motion of Uia county
attorney, Davis was accordingly released
irom the county Jail.
W. 8.' Caaey, whA escaped from the state
asylum In Clarinda last Saturday wan
found t hla homo, 2lS Twelfth avenue, yea
terday and taken back to 'Clarlnda yes
terday af lei-noon by K-J. Dennie, an at
tendant at tha institution.
Mlsa Nora E. Brown is -home from New
York where, for the last ten years she has
been superintendent of one. of the divis
ions in Bellevue hoxpital, to spend . the
Ciiristmaa holiday-wltv her parents, Cap
tain arid Mrs. J. J. brown.
Mrs. ' E. N. Mitchell Is seriously 111 at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. " 8. E.
hackloy, 1314 Avenue I). Her son, Judd
Mitchell of Mason City, 111., and J. VV.
Mitchell u(. fcirdom,. 111., -and her daughter,
Mrs. S. F. Winch of Monteauina, Mo., art
at her bedside.
The case against Charles A. Morgan,
charged with sicupnf $10 from the Grand
hotel on a Wot uiIohi, .draft, was dlsmlese4
in Justice Cooper's court veuerday icuo,
l.oon. M,0rgivi, hoM.vur, did nut rea-n
run liheicv n lie la uwi.ic-. held (it the 111'
mancu ot. the autnor'inta ot, carrwl, here
it is saniiejii .aiunl uuj ti.e ijjuae oC I
bvatiiia a c.OJd U. j.
The i tuneial oil Ui JiUjiwl a B. Green
lijm ino lamny le.idsuu, 40 lto fierce I
sue. t and inwitiiLin will be m rairv.o.v
ccli.ttny. iUv. jame. M. Williams, pastor
t-i j.mauway Meihudl t church will conduct
ti. wiv.cw, i following , will act a
pallbiarers: Hair Haas, Don Beno, Lou!
.fi...ui!iitii, nt u. Win tiu,. Ueurg.Stoce:'L,
ut W auace mid Ueorg Wlckham.
Mrs. Mary Daliey,' librarian at the fres
public library announced yesterday that
owing to the . work In connection with tne
installation of .tha new book stacks, the
ItUury'wtll be closed at 6 o'clock each
afternoon during this Week Or until such
tl.ne as the- work Is .completed. People
who dvflie to exchange books are requested
to come to- the library before the closing
hour, buk fox those who find it Impossible
to rej.cn tho building before that hour and
v. ho w!h to change, books arrangements
will be . made , to . accommodate them by
phone whenever possible.
An Interesting, entertainment was given
last evening at; the West Council Bluffs
l.nprovu.-nent club house by the pupils of
I'm Agnes Drake at the Thirty-second
street school. The program Included songs
and recitations appropriate to the Christ
mas season. Mltm Marie Peti'ivon and Mrs,
j, letls assisted .with readings, while Mrs.
Robert Mullls contributed two Niedilngen
kungs, "dweet Miss Mary" and "Llndy."
The children presented an arrangement of
Mrs. Kate Douglass Wlggln'a story, "The
Bird's Christmas Carol, In two acts for
the second part, of the program. Artlstlo
little programs prepared by the pupils
were presented the audience. Tha pro
ceedn of the entertainment will be used
toward def laying the cost of a stereoptioon
picture machine for the school.
No trouble to show the goods at Bourl
chis' removal tale of pianos. If you're Just
LOOKING!, you'll learn something. 336
F YOU ARE CURABLE
WE CAN CUBE YOU
AVERAGE TIME TO CURE
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A I Catabob ,3on
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,Br. on nw&
v f"iL i to 4 r
' Mala Hr.nBT
Hs tha reputation for doing first clasa
Ladles' Tailoring and Fitting. You can al
ways tell our garments by their llnea and
etyle. When you see tbem IX . tbay are
niade to erder or ready to wear, we guar
antee. If you try us. to give you the best
fit, up-to-date styles, at very reasonable
prloea. W do all klnda of alterations alao
tn f ura. "
Open Evenings Till 9 P. M.
33 South Main Street
A My Iiw fceoatlea, 10s H South Mala,
1 aw now prepared to do first elaaa tailor
ing, give you the best goods, best stylets.
Basi materials, ii wuramananip and the
best values. Let ina make you a suit of
elothas. It It doe not prove satisfactory
it s my suit "
, Lukegord, The Tailor
III ,1, I . III. PMH H W
A. A. CLARK a CO.
IflAN finflFY fill H0RS1ES' cattle and
LIMN l.iUULI UiJ household furnitube
ACT AITT CHATTEL BEC1TUTT AT (KICK-HALF TUX USCAL HATES.
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OOItXER IIALN AU UltOADW-X, OVfcU AMERICAN EXPRESS.
noneMn wttk tha ftn asOllskai themaeWe The Clark Mori rv
both rnoNia tT. o.V risKX AW
LUUCEES WIN SUlf AGAIN
Iowa Superior Court Rulei in Their
Favor Once More.
RELIC OF OLD LAND DEAL
Aaat Carlson Finally Cleared of
harae for Which He Served Part
of Benteno at Port Madl
The decision of Judg Wheeler e the
district court In the suit of Benjamin Doug
lass, Jr., against F. C. and E. H. Lougee
of this city has been affirmi'd by tha Iowa
supreme court. In this suit Douglass as
one 6t the heirs of N. Benjamin Douglass,
sr., founder of the R. O. Dunn A Co., mer
cantile agency, sought to .recover from the
firm of t C. and E. H. tiougee, real estate
dealers, the sum of 135,000, alleging that
the defendants had falsely represented
tha value of the lands In western
Iowa belonging to the estate of his father,
while acting aa agenta for the heirs, and
had purchased such lands and cleared on
them a profit of $40,0 0. The case wis
tried before Judge Wheeler, who found for
the Lougees In July, 1908.
Angost t orison Cleared. ,
After serving alxteen months of an in
determinate aentence not to exceed fifteen
years in the state penitentiary at Fort
Madison from which he was paroled last
July, August Carlson of this city now has
the satisfaction of learning that the Iowa
supreme court has reversed the finding of
the, district court. Carlson was arrested
January 20, IMS, on the charge of passing
a forged check on George L. Smith, saloon
keeper, and a few days later the grand
Jury returned an indictment against him.
At the first trial the Jury failed to agree
and at the second trial held before Judge
Macy the Jury brought In a verdict of
guilty. A motion for a new trial was over
ruled and Carlson was aentenced to an In
determinate term not exoeedlng fifteen
years. Being unable to furnish an appeal
bond Carlson was taken to Fort Madison,
where he remained until July 30 of this
year, when he was paroled and discharged.
In the appeal several claims of error were
made, but upon which the reversal by the
supreme court was based will not be as
certained until the opinion of the supreme
court Is received here by Fremont Benja
min, Carlson's attorney. Carlson la a car
penter and since hla parole, was reunited
to hla wife and family, from whom he had
been estranged for some time prior to his
The supreme court in deciding the Carl
son, case ruled upon technicalities, among
others that there was a discrepancy of 3
cents between the amount of a certain
forged check as shown In court and the
amount stated In the indictment of Carl
son. But the court holds that the identity
of the check Is in doubt.
t'onsty Attorney Hess and Judge
Green Nolle Few Cases. ,
In district court yesterday when the case
of Hartford Reed was called, County At
torney Hesu'was forced to ask for a con
tinuance until the January term, aa he had
beer)- unable to secure, the attendance of
aomeof the' stata's witnesses at this time,
iud4 Greenj-ranted. tlicHifltlnuance, .Reed,
who has-been In the county jail for several
menthgi u under indictment for the theft
Q'' two horses ad a set 'of harness entrusted
to hla care by the owners.
' Judge Urcen, yesterday cleared the crim
inal calendar of a number of cases, some
of which have, been pending for several
terms. . The cases stricken from tha docket
J. V. Sadowskl, larceny, dismissed tor
want of prosecution;' Jena Hansen and R&a-
mussen, contempt of -court, dismissed for
want of prosecution; A, Kaplan, embezzle
ment, dismissed for want ot evidence; Peter
J. Nelson, breaking and entering, stricken
from the calendar; J. H. Whltcomb, William
Smith and Frank Vaughn, conspiracy to
break out ot county Jail, stricken from
calendar; Fred Turner, embecxlement, dis
missed for want of evidence; Badla Connor,
inebriate, dismissed for 'want of evidence;
H. C. Bell, ombezxlemant and forgery,
stricken from calendar; Thomas and David
Ktherton, breaking and entering, stricken
from calendar; Peter Meyera, Inebriate, dis
missed; Taylor Gordon, embezzlement, dls
missed for want of evldenoe; Mark Sweeney,
kr.owlngly marrying tha wife ot another,
dismissed for want of evidence; Henry
Watklna, laroeny, dismissed for want of
evidence; J. Simons, possessing imitation
butter contrary to I Aw, dismissed for want
ot evidence; John Gordon, seduction, dis
missed for want of evidence; William Raph
larceny, dismissed on motion of county at
torney; J. H. Phillips, adultery, dismissed
on motion of county attorney; E. E. Bayers
assault, stricken from docket; Charlea Ban
ford, dipsomaniac, stricken from calendar;
Henry Smith, bigamy, dismissed; Nicholas
Spencer, seduction, dismissed on motion of
county attorney; William Wlllett. wife
desertion, dismissed on motion of county
attorney; Walter Goodwin, larceny from a
building, dismissed on motion of the county
attorney; Albert Hogan, breaking . and
entering, dismissed on motion of the county
attorney; R. F. Relland, illegal sale of
Intoxicating liquor, dismissed on motion Of
the county attorney.
The case of Burr Wright, charged with
enticing young girls Into a house of 111,
fame, was continued on application of the
Short course: for - frvit men
Experts from Ames, Will Lecture at
A short course In horticulture, under the
auspices of the horticultural department of
tne lowa Agricultural college at Ames, will
be held In Council Bluffs, February 22, 23,
i and 2i of next year. This date was de
elded upon at- a meeting held last nigh
in the office of President J. P. Hcsa of the
National Horticultural congresa. at whloh
Profa. G. R. Bliss and Laurens Greene ot
Ames college were preaent, aa well aa the
officers of tha congress and a number ot
It was decided to place tha membership
fee for the short course at the nominal
sum of 3. The course will be conducted
by professors from the State Agricultural
college aad an Interesting program will be
arranged Tor tha four daya' aeasion. Ar
rangements for a suitable hall In which
to hold tha meetings will be made later
and will depend greatly upon the number
of members enrolled. W. S. Keellne, for
mer president of tha National Horticultural
congress, waa made chairman and George
8. Reye, aecretary of tha oongresa, u
named secretary and treasurer.
J. A. Johansen, a prominent fruit grower
and horticulturist of Florence, Neb., was
present at the meeting and waa enthusiasts
over tha propoaed short oourae. Ha de
clared he would bring at least fifteen or
twenty persons Interested Id horticulture
to attend tha course and take membership
CHLOROFORM FOR . FIRE HORSE
Connell Finally Derides to Obey Vet
erinarian la Glanders Case.
Old Prince, the fire department, horao
over which there has been so much con
troversy, will be sent to the equine happy
hunting grounds today by tha chloroform
route. . At the meeting of tha city council
last night Chairman Younkerman of the
fire and light committee was "directed" to
dispose of tha animal at ones and turn tha
carcass 'over to Assistant State Veterin
arian Fred HolllngBWorth of thla olty, who
with Dr. Baughman, assistant state veter
inarian from Fort Dodge, on directions
from Btate Veterinarian Paul O. Koto, will
perform the post mortem.
Councilman Younkerman'refused to ad
mit that the horse was Buffering from
glanders, despite the report of State Veter
inarian Koto and three of his assistants,
which was that the animal had developed
a chronto case of tha malignant disease.
Mr. Younkerman, however, said the old
horse was physically useless, suffering
from "rheumatic trouble." Ha hinted that
there waa "something back" of the con
troversy , between the state veterinarian
and the local practitioner, who had re
fuaed to diagnose the case as one of glan
ders. .When pressed by Councilman Jensen
for an explanation he declined to answer.
Councilman Jensen took the position that
it was not for tha city council to dispute
the word of the stats veterinarian and the
animal ought to have been killed when
orders to that effect were Issued by Dr.
Koto. It was on Mr. Jensen's motion that
the committee, of which Mr. Younkerman
la chairman, waa directed to dispose of the
animal without further delay.
Dr. Bower, city health officer, submitted
to the council a report from Charles N.
Kinney, state chemist, who made an analy
sis of the water supplied by the City Water
Works company. Tha test, however, waa
admitted by Prof. Kinney not to be a fair
one, In that the sample of water waa taken
when the river waa high with flood water
and not in normal condition. The analysis
showed the presence of "considerable agae.
animal life and suspended material." The
use of water under these conditions. Prof.
Kinney stated In hla report, would tend to
cause stomach and bowel trouble.
The clerk was Instructed to send a copy
of the report and the letters from Prof.
Kinney to the water works company and
ask what It Intended to do to rectify tha
condition complained of. At the same time
Mr. Bower was Instructed to send another
sample of water taken under normal condi
tions to Prof. Kinney for analysis.
Tha request of the West Council Bluffs
Improvement club that the city execute to
It a deed to the lots on which ita club
house Is erected was complied with and
the city attorney instructed to prepare the
necessary papers. Councilman Bellinger
voted against thla on the ground that the
lots had been given the club by the city
for tha use of tha club house, but were
to revert to the city when not ao used..
Mayor Maloney named Councilmen Rig-
don, Jeneen and younkerman aa. members
of the committee to confer, with the street
railway company relative tq the matter of
bringing the tracks on. Avenue A. to grade.
ine council aajourneu iu mo i5'i
meeting In January.
Neola Cltlsens Seek Interview with
Man Wbo Sold Them.
Deputy Sheriff Waddlngton, according to
a telegram received ye6terdy by, Sheriff
McCaffery, is on his way back from Sacra
mento, Cal., having ' In custody a man
named Mclntyre, whoi ia wanted here on
a charge of cheating by false- pretenses.
Mclntyre, it is alleged, aold a quantity of
mining stock to certain persons In NeoU,
la., for 60 cents on th dollar,, on the repre
sentation, it is said, that a great deal of
work had been dona on the property.' Now
it Is said that Mclntyre had authority only
to sell the stock at 10 cents on the dollar
and that he cleaned up about $1,800 by
overcharging the Neola people. An infor-
matlon was filed before Justice Cooper by
Assistant County Attorney Ross against j
Mclntyra about two weeka ago. but in
some manner the paper has become mis
laid and none of tha officer remember -the
man's Christian name. It is Bald that Mc
lntyre was arrested in Chicago on a -some
what similar charge and taken to . Sacra
mento, where he was tried and Acquitted,
only to fall Into the hands - of t Deputy
Sheriff Waddtngton, who was provided
with extradition papers. '
Banks Suspend for Period of Services
for Late Cashier.'
Banking business wan suspended in
Council Bluffs yesterday afternoon out of
respect to the memory of John Bennett,
pioneer resident and for twenty years
cashier of the Stats Savings bank, whose
funeral was held at 2:80 o'clock from the
family residence at the corner of Willow
avenue and Bluff Btreet. The State Savings
bank closed at noon and the other banks
at t o'clock for the balance of the day.
The funeral services at the home v-'ero
conducted by Rev. T. J. Maokay, rectoi of
All Saints' Episcopal church, Omaha, an;'
were attended by many friends of the
deceased banker. The servloea were simple.
Mrs. W. W. Sherman and .Mrs. Robert
Mullls sang the hymns "One Sweat Solemn
Thought" and "There Ia a Blessed Land."
Interment wa in Falrview cemetery, the
servloea at the grave being In charge of
Bluff City Masonic lodge. The pallbearers,
among whom were three employes of Mr.
Bennett's bank, were Hubert L. Tlnley,
Charles C. Hough, Walter B. Hough, A.
W. Caaady, George S. Damon and E. L
Last Day for Waivers.
Yesterday waa the last day - of grace on
which owners of lar.d in the Nlshnabotna
drainage district could sign waiver to the
certificates of assessment for th oost of
the construction of th ditch and thereby
secure th privilege of paying the tax for
the improvement In ten annual Install
ments. All thoso who failed to sign the
waiver will hav to pay the assossment
In a lump sum on or before Maroh 31. 1910,
when th tax will become delinquent
County Auditor Innes Issued certificates In
an aggregate amount of fS3.ttf.T3. Waivers
to certificates amounting to S41.164.3S were
signed and 1.046.9 of the assessment has
already been paid in. This leaves S41.wD.8t
to be paid In on or before March SI ot next
John Eb1 la Killed.
BOONE. Ia., Dec. SO. (Special Telegram.)
John Eppel, sr., father of lowa'a well
known orchestra leader, John Eppal, and
formerly a wall-known railroad man bar,,
waa killed In a cereal mill at Milwaukee
this morning. He was foreman- of tha mill.
The body will be brought her tomorrow
Everything new at Leffert's new location,
AFFAIRS AT S0UTI1 OMAHA
Strip of Territory West of City May
HARD TIGHT WILL BE RESULT
Work e Jetter Sewer Mas Bf(as
Change In fire Alarm System A r
ranared Embodying- Di
A resolution, waa Introduced Monday In
the session of tha city council ordering the
city attorney to prepare an ordlnanco
forcibly to annex a strip of territory on
the west of South Omaha and lying south
of T Btreet to the Douglas county limits.
Thla publlo adoption of the principle nf
annexation Is peculiar, considering th at
titude of the local politicians toward that
principle when exorcised by any other seat
of municipal government. The citizens of
the west side, however, were present with
Or vigorous protest on the ground that such
an action on the part of South Omaha
would increase tha taxes and would divide
the school district in half. There Is nn
eight-room school house In that district.
To this argument the members ot the
city council replied that if this section
would not submit to annexation to South
Omaha they would be annexed to Omaha.
A representative of the section then rose
and said he had heard ot this rumor and
had investigated and thought It false. He
said Omaha would annex South Omaha, but
Cid not care to annex the outlying districts.
The ordinance will probably bo Introduced
at tha next meeting and then the real fight
against the proposition will begin.
No action was taken by the city council
regarding the city fountain. A communica
tion was received from the South Omaha
Live Stock exchange asking that the city
council do nothing which would impede the
construction of the car line over the O
street viaduct. A . representative of the
street car company was also present. A
contract Is prepared for the erection of lhe
fountain at Twenty-fifth and O streets. Nd
action was taken approving the proposi
tion. It waa not read in the proceedings.
having been' taken out in advance by tha
committee of the whole council.
.letter Creek Sewer Beann.
The National Construction company haa
begun work on the Jetter creek sewer,
which la the largest Undertaking, w'.'.h the
exception of the Mud creek sewer, of any
In the system. ' The work will consist of
making the usual trench and the construc
tion of a six-foot sewer. The first excava
tion was begun Monday morning at a point
about 200 feet east of Jetter's brewery.
From that point the sewer will extend over
2,000 feet west, and - northwest. . The six
foot section will not be more than 400 or
500 feet long, but will be reduced as the
work proceeds until it ends in an eighteen
Inch pipe. East from the point where the
work began about 3,000 feet the connection
will be made with the Mud creek sewer.
This work will all be surface digging. All
of the tunnel sections ot the aewer system
are completed. ,
Matter, of Fire Hose.
The financial sheet was passed, with the
exception of the; bill for 12,000 fire hose,
which was ordered through the activity
of John Hssburgh without the request of
the fire chief 'or. the Board of Fire and
Police commissioners. It we s agreed upon
In committee to pay It, but two councilmen
stayed away from the meeting ao that they
might not have lor go on record as voting
for, the . bllKi 'trhtJ irematnlng members of
the eounol!-I.work, Hasburgh, John iJir
sen . and Ma.lt' Peterson struck the item
from the liab They will compel the other
members to- go -on record on the claim.
An ordinance w-aa introduced to grade O
street from Twenty-sixth to the city limits
on the east. This work will fill an enor
mous hollow east of Twenty-second street
and tha whole will probably cost $20,000 to
$25,000. .ril 1.-- -
The South Omaha Water company paid
Its annuity in hydrants with the exception
of a small balance amounting to t3W. This
was paid in cash. An ordinance was intro
duced lost week and advanced to second
reading last night to compel the company
to pay this small balance in hydrants.
A protest was received which stopped the
grading of the alley between Twenty-second
and Twenty-third, between C and D streetB.
The sum of 1300 was allowed Mrs. Flor
ence Belor for damages by reason of the
grading of S street from Thirtieth to Thirty
second, becaus' ahe had not received the
proper legal notice or tne intenaea improve
The claim of Charles Freed for damages
for personal Injuries amounting to S800 was
disallowed. . 'i ''"'
A special ordinance was Introduced levy
ing tha tax to pay the cost ot paving E
street. A number ot special ordinances for
sidewalks and for grading were also Intro
duced. A new petltlftn was received for the
Chang of grade of J street and th proper
ordinance waa introduced.
The Nebraska Telephone company ' was
requested to designate 8outh 60 as th num
ber for fire alarms.
Fire Alarm System Chanced.
Since the Nebraska Telephone company
haa refused to deliver the fire alarms for
private parties over the regular servioe
lines the city council haa been -seeking a
solution of the matter, and haa succeeded
In getting the company to agree to make
the connection direct with th fire halls
Instead of repeating the call or springing
the automatic alarm. In this way ths
company will bear no responsibility . for
error in the directions given. In several
cases the fir companies went wrong,
owing to mistakes of either- the party
calling, the operator or the fire company
receiving the call. Partle wishing to re
port fires will call 60, but tha operator
will Blmply connect up with the fire sta
tions direct. Th fire stations hav th
ordinary telephone servioe for call other
than fires. . .
Mate Cltr Goaalp.
Sandwall, Jeweler. 601 Paxton Block.
Dr. C N. George, Osteopath, 703 N. 24th.
C. M. Griffith and sons expect to leave
Wednesday for Oregon.
The Central Labor union will give a
masquerade ball January 15.
Jetter'a Gold 'Top Beer delivered to any
part of the city. Telephone fso.-s.
John C, Hhulti Is home from the univer
sity to spend tha holidays with hi parents.
Mrs. Clarence Mllner of Kansas City Is
the guest of her father and tier brothers
In Suuth Omaha this week.
Louis Schwartxlander was arrested last
night for threatening tha patrons of
Hogan's saloon In Albright with a gun.
Tha funeral services of Wil'Iam Hlngle
man, 238 South Twenty-aevent'i street, will
be held from the residence at t p. m.
The South Omaha High School Alumni
association will give the third annual hop
at th Workmen tempi December 23. A
good time la expected.
W. B. Smith will leave Wednesday for
Kansas City. H will be given a recep
tion Tuesday evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. II. Nichols, 6i0 North Seven
- Snndar Cara Bbork Amlah.
IOWA CITT. Is., Dec. SO (Special.) Be
cause the proposed Interurban will run on
Sunday th business men of an Amtsh set
tlement south of this elty, on th rout of
the right-of-way to Ottumwa, hav sub
scribed J36.000 In cold cash rather than hold
stock In a company which la to desecrate
the Sabbath, according to their notion.
They live In Washington and Isharon luwn-
Our Letter Box
Contrlbatleae en Timely Subjects,
Tot, Bxoeedlag Tws xnadred Words,
Are iBTtted from Oa Beadsrs.
Juvenile Conrt Control.
OMAHA, Dec. . To tha Editor of The
Bee: Taking notice of the article on "The
Law's Delay" in a recent Issue, criticising
the district Judges for taking up too much
valuable time In trying trivial cases, etc.,
I' wish to say that In my opinion the judges
probably know what they ar about In ar
ranging their dockets, and do not need the
advice of any young stripling of a lawyer.
But in ths mention of the Juvenile court
as a mere "fad" I must also disagree.
The Juvenile court Is not a fad or sen
timent, li Is In reality a grand
work, If properly carried out. The
fact that a number of "old maids and
preachers," as the Vrtter says, take an
Interest In the Work, is no argument
against it, tn fact Is a good recommenda
tion, but cuts very little figure. The
trouble dors not He here. Tha true reas n
that public sentiment In our city Is against
keeping up the Juvenile court la the way
It la managed. Put a large-minded Chris
tian man In charge of this most Important
work, a person, either man or woman,
above the greed of gain and notoriety, in
terested only In the real welfare of the
children, and I believe this strong prejudice
would soon be removed, and the hearty
co-operation of both parents and teachers
would be tha result. An officer, however,
skillful in running down bad boys and
girls, in publishing such exploits, or In
filling his coffera with gold by various
mrana, Is not the one to handle those deli
cate matters pertaining to our homes and
hearts, our children.
If a Juvenile court must exist why not
an open minded Christian man or woman
(there are many such In our county) to
dual with the faults of the young?
Being a lifelong republican, and holding
in the greatest esteem our Judges &n(1
county officials, I am not criticizing, only
to call their attention to the true cause of
there being auch a mistaken opinion of the
Give us a corps of noble, generous work
ers, filled with love for humanity, and a
right spirit ot justice tempered with love
for the young, and a vast amount of good
may be accomplished through the medium
of tha Juvenile court.
We would like the opinion of other voters
on thla topic whloh should be of vital in
terest to every good citizen of Douglas
Beer and Bread
Cure for Burns
Good-Hearted Iowa Woman Interests
Herself in Flight of Fred
Beer and bread" as a remedy for burns,
Instead of skin grafting, Is a suggestion,
and alleged assured cure, advocated by Mrs.
Elenora Mitchell of Movllle, la.. In a let
ter to Chief of Police Donahue. The pre
scription la Bent for the benefit of Police
Chauffeur Fred Bausnick, who was badly
burned when the police auto patrol blew
up several weeks ago. About a week ago
the physicians attending Bausnick issued a
call for volunteers to give portions of their
cuticle to be grafted on the burned chauf
Now comes Mrs. Mitchell to the rescue
with a simpler and, -according to her story,
more effeqtlve method, She .recommends
the making of a plaster, of bread soaked
In beer and applied upon tha surface of
the burn. . .
By way of recommendation Mrs. Mitchell
cites the case of her brother, who w as
badly burned about tha hand, and for
whom physicians could do nothing. Fol
lowing two or three applications of the
beer and bread plaster he waa entirely
cured, and Mrs. Mitchell believes it would
prove an Unfailing remedy for Fred Baus
nick. MISS HERMAN WILL GO HOME
Writ of Habeas Corpus Seenred by
Father in Order to Get
Daniel B. Herman secured a writ of
habeas corpus In district court yeaterday
through which his daughter. Bertha Her
man, was brought before Judge Sutton In
the afternoon. The plaintiff alleged that
his daughter was being detained in a con
vent against her will, that he waa not
allowed to see her and that his letters did
not reach her.
The hearing was not lengthy. Tha girl
waa simply asked her age, which she gave
"Do you want to stay In the convent or
go with your father?" asked the court.
"I wish to go home," said the girl.
An order waa then mad dismissing the
case, into the merits of the case the pro
ceedings did not go because there was no
WORKMAN FALLS FROM ROOF
Joseph Jskachs, Employe of the Gas
Company, Breaks Lee;
While trying to remove the Ice from the
roof of the engine room at the plant of the
Omaha Gas company at Eleventh and Cen
ter streets on Monday afternoon, Joseph
Jakache lost his footing and was precipi
tated to the ground. His right leg and jaw
were broken and It la thought that he suf
fered Internal injuries.
He was loosening the Ice when he lost
his footing. He slid off th roof and fell
on, a number of large ploces of loe, sus
taining the Injuries. He was badly bruised
about ths arms and body and ia thought
to be dangerously Injured. He waa taken
to St. Joseph's hospital where ha waa at
tended by Dr. Updngraff.
CHILLED MAN NIPS SWEATERS
Daring Thief Smashes a Showcase at
Helphand'a Store While
An unidentified man broke ths glass in a
show case standing on th sidewalk In
front of J. Helphund's clothing store at 314
North Sixteenth street at S o'clock Monday
night and stole ten sweater vests, valued
at from $2 to S3 each.
Th man used torn heavy Inntrument to
break the glass and then grabbed th gar.
rr.ents. After getting them out of the case
h ran Into the alley and disappeared.
The street win crowded with people, but
he gave them no attention. H committed
tha rubbery so quickly that th witnesses
did not realise what had happened. The
polio hav a good description of the man.
CHARLES CITJT, Ia.. Do. tl. (Special
Telrruni.)ion Evana. an old settlsr
of Kuckford wa killed yesterday by
an express train. II was driving horn
from town and th train, bring lat. ha
forgot to look (or It. Tha hors stopped
Just as his cutter was on th rails. Th
hors waa uninjured. Evans waa about 75
yara of age and leaves a son and married
Pneumonia always results from a cold
and can be prevtnted ly II. timely use of
Chamusr.aln' Cough Heinedy
sition to Sacrifice Prices or Pianos after December 25th as
we have the past three weeks. We will keep our word.
This sale will last up to Saturday, but no longer. When our
door closes Friday evening the last piano will have been
Bold under the terms of our
For the remaining hours you may secure a High Grade,
Fully Warranted Piano at a bona fide saving in price of
from $100 to $200 at terms that have left no room for com
petition to exist. Here are the terms good only until Fri
ftolhing Down Free Stool, Free Scarf,
Ihirty Days Free Trial, $1.00 a Week.
These are some of the great bargains that have at
tracted earnest, music loving buyers. They ought to appeal
to you as representing all that can be secured in a Home
Piano at the right price and at unparalleled terms:
$250 Story & Camp Cottage
$150 Columbus ..$105
$350 Ivers & Pond. . . .$150
$350 New Sample
$375 Mueller . . . . . .$192
$325 Merrifield . ....-..$235
$700 Chick 'ring & Son $375
Every instrument in our
WEBER, STEGER, HARDMAN, EMERSON, MEHLIN,
McPHAIL A. B. CHASE, STU YVES ANT, WHEEL0CK,
STEOK, and the well known HAND MADE SCHMOLLER
& MUELLER PIANOS.
In the instrument selected from the stock of Schmojler.
& Mueller you will have the Ideal Christmas Present for the
whole family. One that will solve the gift question for.
many years to come. Come and make your selection early
tomorrow so that we can deliver your piano in plenty, of
time. If you can't call during the day come during the
Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings
Sehmoller & Mueller
1311-1313 iarnam Street
Five Land Fraud
Members of Defunct Beet Sugar Com
pany.are Charged with Conspiracy
to Defraud Government.
BOISB, Idaho. Deo. 21. Five Indictments
on charges of conspiracy to defraud the
government were returned here today by
the federal grand Jury which has been ln
vestlHBtirig the afafirs of the Great West
ern Hot tugar company, a defunct cor
poration.. The following, are named In the
indictment; John H. Garrett, orgunizer of
the company; W. C Howrle, Unlttd Statep
commltisiuiier at Mountain Home, Idaho;
Fred Daniels, K. J. Colthorp and C. .
Griffith. . The last three had been con
nected with the sales department ot the
With the exception of Garrett, who Is
said to be engaged In the real estate busi
ness In Chicago, all of those Indicted live
In Mountain Home.
The reclamation of a large tract of land
In the vicinity of Mountain Home, a work
which was undertaken by the Great West
ern Beet Sugar company, was never
brought to lrultlon, and. It is alleged,
water waa never given to lands taken up
by settlers. Hundreds of settlors from
North Dakota entered on the lands. Their
water rights, they claimed, had been sold
many times over. A movement Is now on
foot to reclaim the tract under the Carey
WOODS ELECTED PRESIDENT
Macoln Man Heads International In
dependent Telephone Asso
ciation. CHICAGO. Dc. 21.-Frank It. Doods of
Lincoln. Neb , vn eleeted prldnt of tho
International Independent Telephone associ
ation at -a meeting of the executive com
mittee hold here today. J. V. Ware of
Chicago' was ulected secretary..
Watches-Jr'Kfc.NZKHUlk and Dodg.
Drawing rapidly to a close is the record
lueaking Golden Anniversary Piano Sale.
In a few short hours this great buying
opportunity will have passed forever. We
cannot ufford hs a regular business propo
$450 Chase ..$265
$450 Emerson ....... $285
$G00 Hardman .$410
$G50 Steinway ..$450
$750 Steger Player
' $750 Electric Player. .$460
$1,500 Steinway Concert ' '
stock is placed on sale without
to End Strike
Governor of Minnesota Anxious to Ar
range Conference Between Union
and Eailroad Officials.
ST. TAUL, Minn., Jc. 21.-A a. result
of a conference today at which G. T. glade,
third vice president of ttin Northorn Pa
cific, J. M. Gruber.' general manager of.
the Great Northern nd Kalph Wheelock,
private aecretary to Governor Eberhart.
eie present It ' announced tha' tha
.allrouda wero ready to receive H proposal
.'or a conference from the striking swltoa
men, but that any proponltlcm made by tho
switchmen would havo to be tmkon up by
the general managers' committee, which la
headed by 1. U Kawn Of Chicago; ,It l:i
probable that steps will be taken tomor
row towards arranging ,a cunfis-ence be
tween the switchmen and the railroads, a
Governor Eberhurt Is anxious iq get tho
waning factions together with a view tu
settling the strike.
It Is freely rumored that unless soma
definite action Is taken tomorrow toward!
a settlement, the railways clerks and
freight handlci-H, numbering In all about
1,200, will be .idt red to strike by the com
mittee of the1 railway department of tli
American Fcderutlon of Labor, which ha
been In mnwlol. here for tne last thro
days. ' ' '
O. K. I'erham, chairman of this commit
tee, tonight refused to affirm or deny the
report that another strike Is pending.
' ' -
For that slack biuilness try a Be adv.
Llqnor Case ontlnaed. "
. DOG AN, la., Dec. 21. (Speclal'Telegram,)
--The MIsMourl Valley search, warrant
llijuor case, w hich had been j! f oj Tuea-
day, wa today continued until-January Jl.
i i ' '
liable strangled '.
by croup, coughs or colds ure ln('utly r-Hs-vt'l
aud quickly eueod with t-m King's
New Dlucovery. Wo aiid IL00.' For al by
btaton Dru. Co.
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