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THE BEE. OMAHA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 1J. 1011.
BRIEF CITY NEWS JGAPT. DOWNS, PIONEER, DEAD j War is On Over the MONEY GOES TO TWO SEWERS !
ftaa Root T:n It.
f. 3. Craadna k Bona Coal
Taka Toor Printlnc t ta Tint.
0. alaetrla flaturaa. Burraaa-Qraadaa.
Davenport Btrt Rant Boufht Norrls
A. Martin hav Hold 1o '. II. hmith a limine
arvl lot at f I'avinport pti-prt for a horn;
rtrk Board Maata A meeting- of tha
Perk Commlpvlon hoard 1a m.tteu u
Thursday mornln. Hlda for tha paving of
r'ihYarr1a will be onrnad.
rariih Aid Society Maata The Parish
aid aorlrty of All Faints rhurch will hold
fiarlal martlng In the Wattles Memorial
larih honae on Friday at 1 p. m.
Baa rraakUi Bkiai -Sow llttla reap
Utile." A aavtnica account In tha Neb.
Paving & Loan Au'n will help you aava
V"ur reaping. 160S Farnam, B. of T- Bldg.
Seriona Aocidanta Tha aagregata cost
to employers Is enormous. Crelgh. Baltl
rlsa Co. write every kind of liability
Invuranre. Thone fougiaa S00. Lib
eral contracts, law ratea.
La Orlppa aad Bnaomonia, ara dangeroua.
A heavyweight raincoat for a cold day la
mui h better than an overcoat. Tha Omaha
Kubbar Co., E. H. Bprague, preaident. 1W!W
Harney (ft. Juat around the corner.
Congressman Hitchcock Komi Con
gressman Gilbert M. Hitchcock, chosn for
United States senator by preferential vote,
lias returned to Omaha for a few days.
The legislature, pledged to the preferential
choice, electa a senator Tuesday.
Baaa aVabbadf It may happen at any
time unless you have your valuablea In our
aafe deposit vaulta. Tou can rent a private
aafa for 3 a year. Omaha Safe and De
posit ac Trust Company, entrance 1414 Far
nam street, or through the bank.
Insuranoa Officers Banqae About twenty-five
offlcera and agents of the Qerman
Amarlcan Ufa Insurance company held their
annual banquet at tha Hotel Rome Wednca
dy noon. Tha banquet waa held In tha
cllv room and waa of an elaborate nature.
An to Struck by Mall CaJr One of Uhol
Ktm'i white street railway mall cure col
lided with tha new delivery automobile be
longing to Dreaher Bros, dry cleaning es
tabllshment at Twenty-second and I-eav-enworth
atreeta Wednesday noon, badly
smashing the automobile and slightly In
juring tha driver, J. E. Tall.
MoKtolay Lodge to Meat Tha William
llcKlnley lodge. No. 631, Independent Order
B'nal B'rlth. will hold an open meeting at
Barlght's hall Thursday evening. An ad
dress will be given by Rabbi Conn of
Temple Israel. A reading on "Zangwell'a
'Melting Pot,' " will ba given by Miss Jen
nie Gordon. There will also ba vocal and
onge in Bs-adiah Tha Evenaka Na
tional Truppen, a musical organisation
from Sweden, will offer a musical program
at the Young Women's Christian associa
tion Thursday evening. The Swedish build
ing fund of Omaha will get a share of the
proceeds of tha entertainment. The singers
who are to appear ara from the Royal
opera at Block holm, Sweden.
Would Xstabllaa Meson Koma S. E.
Waters, a Mennonlte evangelist. Is work
ing in the endeavor to establish a rescue
home In Omaha, The Institution, he saya,
is to be simply a charitable Institution not
concerned with tha doctrine or creed of any
single denominational church. Tha rescue
home has been established at 3237 Evan
street and has been open a week. Mr.
Watere' home la at 2814 Webster atreet.
Both rightera Oettlng Wall Herman
mltli Ka mass ahvliA cnufi croi In an nlattnl
duel with "the" negro, Walter Martin, over
brought up from St. Joseph's hospital Mon
' daV and placed In Jail. Was arraigned In
police court Wcdneaday morning Smith
was arraigned on two counts, assault with
intent to kill and assault with Intent to
wound. Martin Is yet In tha hospital and
the case waa held over for ten daya, by
which time it is thought that the Injured
man Will be In such shape as to stand trial,
lie la arraigned on the same charge.
Wavy Man Ctata Xla Orders Lieutenant
Commander M. II. Slgnor, U. S. N., has
t evu ordered to duty aa Inspector of ord
nance in charge of the naval magaxlne at
Fort Mifflin, Pa. Lieutenant Kignor came
to Omaha from, duty In the Philippines
two montha ago and has been here await
ing the order which cams to him Wednes
day morning. Lieutenant Blgnor waa In
charge of the Omaha navy recruiting ela
tion when It waa established In 1903. He
remained in charge two years and waa
removed to duty In the Pactfio fleet. Later
he went to the southern Philippine islands
In charge of two gunboats. Ha will leave
Omaha soon for his new poet.
Firit Inhabitant of Omaha Succumbs
to Old Age.
City Appointments j If
IN HIS NIHETY-SECOND
ResMeat Here lare lv
elated with Mtir of the Karl 7
Par Fntersrlnes III la
Bed lare Jaly.
j Mayor Has Some New Name to Sub
YEAR i mit to the City Council for
Captain Chatles II. Downs. aed pioneer
and rival eonteftant with the late "Cnde
niily" Snnwdn for the honor of being the
first Oniahan, died at his home, 1312 South
Twenty-ninth strret. at 10:) Tuesday
night. He was a little less than a month
of BI years of a. The venerable pioneer
had . bran In falling health for the last
five years and his splrndid vitality alone
has buoyed him through many a critical
Illness. Death came from the general ail
ments of old afre. He had been confined to
his bed since last July.
Captain Downs hsd not been down town
for four yeara. when he attended the semi
centennial of the city administration, held
In 1907. At that time as the only surviving
member of the first city council he was
given a place of honor at the mayor's
Cnptain Downs came to Omaha when
that now proud metropolis boasted of no
other Improvement than a well. His cot
tage at Lone Tree, the foot of Douglas
street, la said to have been the first dwell
ing In the city. Ha helped to build the
Omaha smelter and was the first president
of the company. It was his steadfast as
sertion that he waa the first white man to
have lived on the west banks of the Mis
souri river here, although the distinction
of being Omaha'a first settler has always
been accorded to "Chela Billy" Snowden.
Born In Connecticut.
Captain Downs mas born February 14,
181ft, In New Haven county, Connecticut.
He came west and located at Council Bluffs
In 154. In the western country he met the
young woman who was to become his wife.
Miss Cornelia C. Smith. They were mar
ried at the bride's home in Ludlow, Vt..
on the captain's birthday In 1859.
At the time of his arrival In Council
Bluffs tha townslte company had just
completed a little center wheel steamboat,
which they called the General Marlon and
which waa to be used aa a ferryboat Cap
tain Downs was asked to run It and for
eight years ha did a transfer business be
tween the two towns. Tha General Marion
was pushed up on the bank one spring
when the lea cams down and, slipping back
Into the river, sank. Tha company. In
which Captain Downa was financially In
terested, then bought tha Mary Chi at
St. Louis. In an attempt to bring it up
the river the second steamboat struck a
snag below Plattsmouth and also sank, so
that tha ferry business proved a losing
venture for Captain Downs.
Tha first survey of Omaha was begun
In tha summer of 1864, with A. D. Jones
In charge of the work. Captain Downs as
sisted. Early In tha '70a tha government
offered 60.000 acres of land to the company
that would build fifty miles of railroad
west of the Mtasourl river. Captain Downa
was a heavy loser in the company that
tried In 1S71 to meat tha government's of
fer In building tha Omaha A Southwestern
railroad and tha Omaha & Northwestern
raUroad. Tha grasshoppers were responsi
ble for the company's going to the wall.
In the failure Captain Downa lost 125,000, a
sum of money then considered large. He
waa also a big loser In aeveral western
Once Had Large Holdings.
Captain Downs severed hla connections
with the smelting company In 1875, having
been Ha preaident for the preceding five
years. At one time he owned alxty-tlva
corner lots In Omaha.
He la survived by Mrs. Downa and his
two daughters. Miss Anna Downs, wno
makea hat' home with her parents, and
Mrs. W. H. Chrtaman of Astec. N. M.
Arrangementa for the funeral have not
aa yet been aenniieiy aeuiea upon, al
though It Is likely that It will b held
Thursday afternoon from tha residence at
13:3 South Twenty-ninth atreet. Mrs.
Downs has requested that no flowers be
Before a successor to John C. Lynch,
whose resignation as city plumbing lo-
I srwtnr was accepted by the city council
Monday night. Is elected, there are liable
to be some hot times In the city council.
Mayor Dahlman sent In the name of
Jamra S. K raj Irk, a democrat, who lives
In the southern part of the city, but the
council refused to confirm the appointment
by a vote of eight to four. Democrats
Sheldon and Brucker voting with the re
Mayor Dahlman does not believe It will
be possible to get Krajlck confirmed, so
he will likely abandon him and send In
another name next Tuesday night.
So far there are three applicants for
Lynch's vacated berth. Al Weltsel. Sain
Pollock and James Cameron. Weltzel, who
Is a member of the examining board, has
the support of the labor organizations,
while Cameron, who la a master plumber,
hss the backing of the Master Plumbers'
association. Pollack, who at present la the
assistant plumbing Inspector, has some
friends, but without the support of either
of the above named organizations, It Is
hardly probable that he can land the plum,
which paya 12.000 a year.
The fight will be between Weltzel and
Cameron. Weitsel will get the first chance
at the job, for Mayor Dahlman will send
his name before the council next Tuesday
A combination it, the city council may be
effected, which will solve the situation.
About the first of March the office of
comptroller will be vacated, the present
Incumbent, C. O. Lobeck, having been
elected to congreas.
Though the mayor has nothing to do with
the appointment of Mr. Lobeck's successor,
the council members may get together and
frame a slate which will result In the
filling of both offices.
New Charter Bill Passes More Work
Will Be Done. .
WILL ASK EMERGENCY CLAUSE
rltr Council Will Take 1 n tne Mat'
ter of the II a a acorn Park Sewer
Qneeltnn at the Next
old Snap Causes
Big Demand for Coal
Many Apply to the Associated Chari
ties for Aid, Most Want
The sudden drop In the temperature.
when the mercury cut all sorts of dldos
Tuesday night, made business for tha
Associated Charities Wednesday night.
No less than twenty-six applied for help.
all but two requesting coal. Miss Ida V.
Jonts and her corps of assistants were
busy all morning and by noon orders for
more than twelve tons of coal had been
distributed among the needy applicants.
Though coal w-as the main want, nearly
II were in need of groceries.
I cannot remember when wa have had
so many applications In a alngle morning,"
said Mlas Jonts. "Tha recent cold snap,
which was mora Intense and more extended,
did not bring out the applicants as the
cold this morning. Wa have done what
wa can to alleviate tha sufferings and by
night wa expect to have them all pro
Either a half or ton of coal Is aent to
worthy applicants, But In extreme cases,
a bushel of coal Is rushed out to the home.
CRITICISM OF ITS WAYS
Sn Declares Captain Weet, Who Telia
of Now Steel Cars anal Pen
A general denial of the conditions under
which a railway mail clerk has to work
is described In a letter from a clerk to
n Omaha newspaper was made Wednes
day morning by Captain E. L. West, super
intendent of the Sixth division o tha rail
way mail aervice, who waa In Omaha on
business with the chief railway mail clerk
'n tha federal building.
"It la not true," said Mr. West, "that
a clerk Is diocharged from tha aervice be-
rauee ha makea complaint against anything
wrong with tha mall car In which ha haa to
work or the aanltary condition of the car
as waa charged In that letter. On the other
hand the officials of tha service empha
klxe the fact that such complaints are we!
come. If anything la wrong we want to
hear It Immediately. Then we can force
the railroads to make amende. As for the
mail cara being tha frailest the railroadi
have in use. that la not true. The cars
which have been used ara Just aa formlda
ble aa the passenger cara. There are now
building seventy-six all-steel cars for rail
way mall service. The railroads pay
from S.0O0 to 110,000 each for their
cara. All of the rallroada are put
ting them into aervice. The Chicago
Northwestern haa twenty and tha Illinois
Mr. West said ha thought that congreaa
would aoon paaa tha mall clerks' pension
"Tha clerka did not want tha bill to go
through stipulating that part of the clerka'
salary be kept back to make up tha pension
fund," Mr. West said. "But anyway, that
ess defeated. ','
Births and Deaths.
Births Bernard and Josephine Ioffer-
stein. 17 IS Dorcas, girl; I), and Amabtlla
l'i Klcoli. U North Twelfth, girl; Thomas
and Amv t.llbrrt. ib4t Marvv. bov: A. and
O. Bel f hire. f727 South Twelfth, girl; Krfle'et
and liernlca Kelley. I ll Cuming, slrl; Will
lam and Margaret Whitman, 3157 Meredith
avenue, boy; Peter and Anna Nelson, l-'U
Maple, boy l Patrick and Abble Carroll, 73
North Twenty-eighth, girl; Horace and
JoacDhlne Conear. 471 i North Forty-second
boy; Axel and Helen Anderaon. bwedisn
Deaths Walter soon, eara. bi
loseph'a hospital: Adeline L Rnanson. li
i tan. 414 isortn i tiiriy-nnn atenue
lleury (I. Baumann. 44 yeara. Hit) Hutith
riUih; Andrew Hanaon. 4s years. 1814
N tltla avenue: Josephine Reynolds. &
esrs. slull. Webster avenue; Mrs. Lizzie
Holdien. 81 years. Tenth and laatellar
.lulls Mutf !. a2 years, ft. Joih'a bos
l ltal: I. Ksela. yeara. 1 ' rouih r lritt
Mary K. lllake. 60 years: 2017 Martha ave
nue; Kerdlnand Strelta. fci yeara. 14'o touth
.enteenth; Mra Hrrtha Hansen, 34 ) ers.
i-t Jurih's hvrpltaL,
Butler Rises High
in Mighty Wrath
Takes Strong Exception to Fart of
the Message of Governor
Conference on Gas
Bills for Thursday
City Officials and Eepresenatives of
the Gas Company to Talk
A conference between tha officials of the
Omaha Gas company and city officials will
ba held In tha office of Aaalatant City At
torney . I. J. Dunn. Thursday afternoon.
Tha purpose of tba meeting Is for the
dlacusslon of tha claim of $371,000 which the
gaa company holds against tha city for
The city officials want to know Just why
tha gas company demands IZ72.00O for
street lighting for a period of four years
and eleven months. They cannot under
stand why tha company was willing to
furnish light at a lamp a year when
they were given a contract and now want
S38 a light for tha aam sen-Ice.
Officials of tha gas company will try to
explain the difference.
at Council Bluffs
His Nomination Was Sent to the Sen
ate This Morning: by
WASHINGTON, Jan. U.-Nominatlona of
the following to be postmasters were aent
to the aenata by President Taft today:
Charles H. Bmlth. Marshalltown, la.
Arthur S. Hazleton, Council Bluffs, la.
SEEK MISSING BANK CLERK
Police Trying to Find Jersey
Man Ho Haa Frlenda In
Anthony L. Aff. a bank clerk, causing
anxiety because of hla absence from Jersey
City, N. J-. Is believed to be In. Omaha.
Tha police were notified Thursday by the
young man's father. Henry L. Aff of Jersey
City, that the missing clerk had friends
In Omaha banking houses and may have
made his way here.
Aff was last aeen In Scranton, Pa.
THIS GARAGE IS AN EASY MARK
Two ('ara 4 re Atnlra fmna leaven
worth Street Plaro la
Two !S aBts.
By tha second robbery of. the kind In
two nights a fle-passenger touring car
was taken from the eVates garage. Twen
ty-fourth and Leavenworth streets, Tues
day night. The car belongs to Joe Cala
bria, a saloon keeper at Twenty-second
street and Poppleton avenue.
The robbery was committed early In the
evening while the proprietor and all em
ployee were absent.
City Clerk Dan Butler arose rn all his
wrath Wednesday morning. Since Governor
Aldrich, In his message to tha legislature,
stated that the registration laws are
sources of frauds and cited tha last elec
tion In Omaha as an Instance, adding that
the city clerk would attach hla aeal and
name to certificates and hand them out to
agents on tha streets, Butler has been
framing a reply.
Butler's answer la aa hot aa It la lengthy
and that la some heat for theae cold days.
for tha reply covers two typewritten pages.
Butler passes the He direct and asks Gov
ernor Aldrich to either prove his charges
or publicly retract them.
of the atomach, liver torpid, lame back
and weak kidneys are overcome by Electrlt
Bitters. Guaranteed. Mo. For sale bj
Beaton Drug Co.
I'nlesa the city charter revision bill,
which empowers the city council to votu
$200,000 sewer bonds annually, passes, the
present appropriation of $100,000 will be
expended In the reconstruction of the Burt
atreet eewer and the construction of the
proposed branch of the south Omaha
A resolution for the construction of the
latter was presented to the city council
Tuteday night and referred to the commit
tee of the whole. To construct the south
west branch of the south Omaha sewtr
will cost In the neighborhood of $57,000, ac
cording to J. A. Bruce, acting city en
gineer. That the ordinance providing for
the construction of this sewer will pass
there Is little doubt. Work will be begun
as soon as conditions permit.
The new sewer will give that part of
south Omaha and Hanscom pat'k perfect
drainage. The proposed course Is. begin
ning at Twentieth street and Cnion Pacific
tracks, along the rlsht-of-way to Twenty
fourth street, where it crosses, thence to
Creighton avenue and then west to Twenty-
ninth street and to Hanscom park. The
sewer will end at Woolworth avenue and
Work on tha construction of the Burt
street sewer from Twenty-sixth street to
Thirty-third and Cass will begin the latter
part of this month. This will cost $37,000,
which makes the expenditure total $4,000,
leaving but $C,000 of the appropriation for
"We estimate that we need Sl.o00.0ii0 for
sewer work within the next five years,"
said Mr. Bruce. "It will take that much
money to get the sewer system in the
condition It should, be. If the charter revi
sion bill passes with the emergency clause
some of the money may be available this
year. But If not we will be able to begin
more extensive Improvements next year.
"The $100.(M) appropriation for Intersec
tion bonds Is ample at the present time,
but we certainly need more money for
The Great Reductions We Have Made on Our
Are reductions that must appeal to every man
in town-both because of the great savings and
the exceptional qualities that are on sale
"J.OO Mori's Shirts, rotlucod to lM
$1.50 Mon's Shirts, reduced to
$1.00 Mon's Shirts, reduced to
$12.00 Men's Union Suits, reduced to
$1.00 Mon's Underwear, reduced to, garment.
$2.00 Men's Sweaters, reduced to
$15.00 Men's Sealskin Caps, reduced to
$1.50 Men's Cloth Caps, reduced to
$1.50 Men's (Jloves, reduced to
Any Necktie in our store (except Macks)
50c Men's Silk Mufflers, reduced to
10c Men's Hose, reduced to
Committee to Greet
Land Show's Guests
Commercial Club Designates Ten Men
to Welcome Distinguished Vis
itors to Western Exhibit.
A reception committee to greet distin
guished visitors to the land show has been
named by the executive committee of the
Commercial club. The list lncludea O. K
Haverstlck, Gould Dletz, Joseph Kelley,
John Steel, Edgar Allen, II. H. Brandeis,
H. I. Gerlng, F. I. Elllck. -C. E. Belden
and W. F. Baxter.
These ten men, who Represent Omaha's
manufacturing, jobbing and retail Interests,
will greet the many famous men coming
to the land show, the governors of states
and other exalted personages.
R. P. Ttoberson. .1137 South Seventeenth
street, frame dwelling. $1,000; Josephine El
wood. Thirty-seventh and Ellison avenue,
frame dwelling, $1,500; Ralph Kitchen, 310
South Fourteenth atreet. cemented cov
ered office. $10; Antone Meyer, 1465 Rcuth
Fifteenth atreet, frame dwelling, $2,000
Munyon s raw.
Taw Pills are an
like all other laxa
tires or cathartics.
Tbey com the llrer
luto actlrltr by gen
tle methods. Tbey
do not scour; they
do not gripe; they
do not wenkeu j but
they do start all the
secretions of tha
liver aud stomach In
a way that aoon
r nits these organs
n a healthy coudl
tion and corrects
i! tin tod's Paw-Paw Pills ara a tonic to
the stomach, liver and nerves. Tbey in
vtorate Instead of weaken ; they enrich
tbe Mood Instead of Impoverish It; tbey
enable tbe atomach to get all the nourish
ment from food that is put Into it.
Tbese pills contain no calomel, no dope,
the are soot hi ni, heal In and stimulat
ing They school the howels to act with
out pbyslc. Price 25 cent.
BIG CUT PRICE DRUG
SALE AT HOWELL'S
GREATEST BARGAINS EVER OFFERED
Our creditor are pushing us hard for their money. We must get
it for them. If you ever wanted a bargain, now in your rhanre. Come
right along, bring plenty of money, for you will see lots of things you
10 PER CENT to 50 PER CENT DISCOUNT
ON EVERYTHING WE SELL. NOTHING
RESERVED. EVERYTHING MUST GO.
Immense stock to pick from; none finer In Omaha. All new goods
bought for our new store. Drugs, Perfumes, Soaps, Toilet Articles,
Mirrors, Rubber Goods, Box Paper. Writing Tablets, Fountain Pfns,'
Razors, Strops and Hones. Everything goes at rut price. Don't
delay. Corns early and get first pick.
i n : i a -
215 South 17th,
Tel. 0011?. flO lnd.A-2 40 Building
McCaffrey Bros. Go.
NEBRRASKA COAL & LIME CO.
Opportunity to Save on Stylish Footwear
Lots No. 1 and 4 Men's ami
"Women's Shoes (including
Rome Itegals), that sold ait
$3.00, $3.50 and tO tZQ
Lots No. 2 and 5 Men's and
"Women's Slioes, in all styles
and leathers, that sold at
$'2M), $3.00 and
$3.50 now . . . .
Lots No. 3 and 6 Men's and
Women's Shoes, consisting
of odds aud ends of Shoes
that Bold at $2.00. 4 j,
The House of
Furnishes to its customers all of the facilities of a modern
and thoroughly equipped Banking Institution with
Pays Interest on Time Deposits
June 30, 1009 $1,108,545.90
January 1, 1910 $1,626,334.02
January 1, 1911 $2,046,899.35
John F. Flack, President. Wm. S. Hilhs, Cashier
J. A. Sunderland, V. Pres. W. H. Rhodes, A st Cash.
Forty per cent o the corn crop
goes to waste every year.
It can be savedi
One of the educational displays will be a lesson on the making the corn crop pay more" by
saving the waste. ;.
Prof. A. L. Haeeker, editor of the dairy department of the Twentieth Century rainier,
formerly at the head of the State College of Agriculture, will give illustrated lectures and conduct
an exhibit showing the advantages of eilo feeding.
Prof. Haeeker, recently said: "Hut GO per cent of the .total food value of the corn plant is ob
tained from the grain. The remaining 40 per cent is in the stalk and leaves, which are now al
lowed to go to waste and destruction as a total loss in the fields. IJy the use of the silo this very
valuable per cent can be turned into money. Further, the process is so inexpensive that a silo
equipment is paid for by its savings in one year.
"Another way to bIiow the economic value of the silo is by a comparison of its value as n
food with its cost of production. Ensilage is worth not less than $(5 a ton, probably much more. Jt
costs, with every possible item of expenditure included, $1.04 a ton."
"We feel safe in saying that this feature alone would be much more than worth the expense
and time you would put in making the trip to the Land Show, January 18 to 28, 1911. There aro;
many other features of fully as much importance. ,
25 cents, the general admis
sion price, takes you to ev
ery exhibit; show and lecture
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