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nrE BEE: 0MA11A, THURSDAY, MAT. 25, 1911.
HIGH SCHOOL LADS JOY RIDE
Then Comes a Day of Reckoning with
Owner of the Car.
QUESTION OF COST DISCUSSED
flora Inalt Thrr Mieala Not Be Held
for the Entity Remodellas?
aaa ralntln ( , (he
Does the using of a machine make the
uer liable for the complete renovation
of It? Can the owner collect such damages
If he used the machine nest day hlmselfT
la the user liable tor all damage done be
fore he touched it, which he brought Into
These several questions are at the pres
ent moment the aubittance for heated de
bate of sulphurous character between ten
lads of the Omaha High school and N.
A.' Splesberger, owner of a touring car.
Mr. Spleeberger's twin daughters, Mamie
and llortense, were In the habit of taking
the machine to the high school each morn
ing. - One twin brought It In the morning,
first-hour period, and the ether, coming
an hour later, took It away at the end of
the third hour. .Thus by the scientific, de
duction done by those ten boys the ma
chine 'stood unguarded for an hour each
Eight separate and different days the
merry ten boarded the car and under the
skillful guiding hand of one of the lads
It was driven at a Joy ride speed through
the city, Dundee, Florence. South Omaha
and Council Bluffs all came In for their
share and each time the lads brought It
back at the same time to the same spot
This last was achieved through the -brilliant
mind of one youth. He made a mark
on the pavement each day where the car
stood when they took It out.
Iay ef Reckoning-.
' There came unto them a day of reckon
ing. A tire was blown out on the eighth
ride and It was a sorry bunch that dis
embarked Ob this last trip. For, added-to
this, a teacher had seen, them start this
eighth time and had taken all the names.
But the reckoning came later, when N. A.
Spteeberger applied his mind to the subject.
Bplesborger figured all the damage - that
had been done to the machine. Scratched
on It warranted its repainting; cost, 138
to $40; overhauling engine, 7t; new tire,
$46. Dears were stripped. Other minor,
but still costly, repairs on car brought the
sum to 1301.75. according to his reckoning.
"Divide the cost," was his solution.
But the boys arose In anger. The ma
chine had been used the next day by Mm,
they declared, and therefore the gears
could not have been stripped no the clutch
put out of order. The soratches on the
car were five in number and did not war
rant repainting the entire car. In addition
they had the word of a dealer that the
damage was not more than $90 at the moat,
said the crowd.
Discussion of the problem by a father
of one of the boys and Mr. Splesberger
brought the' sum to $201.76 and there it
stands. The questions before mentioned
are still under discussion by Harold John
son, Oerrit Fort, Clifton Searle, Albert
Slbberson, Harold' ' Delameter,' ' Richard
Payne, Olenn Moran, Lee Holllnger and
two other'' lads,- whose -names' are -not
known. They were the users.
Nebraska Crops Are
Recent Sains Have Made the Farm
1 ers Rejoice Fruit ii to Be
Crop In Nebraska promise a golden har
vest next fall If they are In as good con
dition all summer and fall as now. Recent
rains with the warm sun on following days
have brought out the , corn and spring
grains and shot up the stalks In marvelous
ways. - Fruit blossoms are also out and
with danger of frost past this state will
have a good crop of fruit this year.-
Wheat In places has been Injured and the
winter crop will ahow small heads and a
little thin In spots where the rainfall has
been less than was needed, Pprlng wheat
Is coming out of the ground and the rains
have produced acreage where many farm
ers had given 'up hope of the grain sprout
ing. Dry winds and the necessarily dry soil
delayed the pastures and meadows up to
Sunday. The crops will be a little later,
but no real damage has been reported.
Burlington and Northwestern crop reports
show that timothy and alfalfa were badly
In need of rain last week and that pas
tures for cattls were short, but the down
pour the first two .days of this week has
Rain fell in the South Platte district
Wednesday morning where the farmers had
complained about hot weather and the need
of more moisture. . But with the corn a
good stand now the farmer will not worry
about the crop until the dry spells come In
July, and August.
NEGRO PREACHER AGAIN
JAILED FOR ENTHUSIASM
, . . . , ,
Over-Inspired Divine Fall of Distilled
Spirits la Take la Tew by
toust Connect With
Sewers Before the
Streets Are Paved
Health Commissioner Connell &&ju
This it the Only Solution of
Property owners throughout the city
must make proper sewer connections be
fore street paving la laid else they will
fall Into the tolls of the law through
Health Commissioner Connell. Wednesday
morning the health commissioner detailed
his Inspectors In the paving districts with
Instructions to file complaints against any
one who refused to connect with the sew
ers. "Property owners have been negligent
rerardlng this matter," declared Dr. Con
nell .Wednesday morning. "They put off
making the proper connections until. the
paving Is laid, then they excuse themselves
on the ground that they can't 'make the
connections. The result Is unsanitary con
ditions all over the city, which this de
partment finds It difficult to combat. So
we ars going to prevent unsanitary condi
tions as much as poesible by forcing ade
quate sewer' connections." .
SOME WHO WILL NOT PARADE
Comptroller and City Treasurer Will
Not Close Their Offices.
FURAY IS PAID BY THE COUNTY
Says Ha Has Ka Right to Close His
Office ' Coaa-rov' gays He May'
Parade If He Chooses to
Do So. ,
Neither the city comptroller's department
or the treasurer's department will, be rep
resented officially In the municipal parade,
which will be held Thursday afternoon.
Comptroller .Cosgrove stated Wednesday
morning that hi employes could participate
If they, desired, but It was a matter' that
rested entirely with them.'
-"We have too much business to take an
afternoon off and close the office," stated
Mr. Cosgrove. "I have given ' my men
permission to take part If they desire.",
"A the treasury department Is' not "a
part of the city, we. could .not .participate
if we desired," said Frank Furay, county
and city treasurer. 'The expenses of this
department are borne by the county, and
as ws .have no orders from the - county
board, our office win , remain open as
' Chief of Police Donahue requests the
oJUsens, property owners and business men
to keep the right side t the streets clear
along the route of the parade ' between
the hours of S and t Thursday afternoon.
"If cltlsens will do this we. will be given
much aid In the progress of the parade.
As the police will be In line, we will not
havo any men to dotail for street duty. A
patrol wagon will likely precede the parade
to open the way."
A slight change in the route may he
made. Unless Sixteenth street "Is paved
between. Harney. and Howard by, the time
the parade starts, the procession will come
up Harney from. Fifteenth .Instead of going
to Howard, as originally planned.
The - Rev. William Smltr,, the famous
, negro preacher, of the Third ward. Is only
jjHirred on to his purpose when thrown In
prtilNo. The reverend gentleman Tuesday
nltrhtV again taken into cuftody after
brtng discharged In the morning In pojcai
court following mi arrest tne ntglijt efere
n a charg of disturbing the pes.
He stood at SUth and Plere "streets de
livering a sermon with Vp4 eloqence'of
oratory and gesticulation, 'which can only
be Induced by tKe.aPlls themselves.
"Let not your heart be troubled," ex-'
plained the little minister. "My text this
kvenln' is from de fou'teenth chaptah of
lohn as afo-mentloned," and then he went
on to elucidate the ravages of "crap
tlayin'. can shooting and drtnkln' to the
spllft and merriment of a huge crowd of
aliens of that neighborhood.
Officer Kennally, when only five blocks
iway, heard the announcement of the text
A few moments later Smith was in the
Cairo! wagon. He was charged with Im
bibing to freely of bottled ecetaey.
HE IS HALE AND HEARTY AT 93
rather of P. W. Blerhower Celebrate
Birthday at His Homo la rhoe
Rueben Bier bower, father of Penrose W.
Blerbower of Omaha, celebrated tale ninety
li lrd birthday In Phoenlxville. Pa., . last
week. In spite of his advanced age, Mr.
tlierbower, sr., was up bright and early
iod out for a morning walk on the day
f his birthday.
Six children of Mr. Blerbower are llvtng
lodoy. Mrs. Allison E. Teager of Phoealx
vllle Uvea upon the farm - which adjoins
'.he Blerbower place, and he lives with tbs
"young folks" now. Pun rose W. Blerbower
s the agent of the Mlchlgtn Mutual Life
tompany In this city; Wjlllam A. Bier
bower Is general manager of the Denver,
htclflo ft Northwest railroad; Mrs. Harry
Hal I man Uvea at Spring City, Pa.; U B.
tterbower at Elisabeth, N. J., and John
Iserbower at Chatham, N. J.
"Net Weight" Law v '
. ; in South Dakota
New Statute Which Goes Into Effect
July 1 May Embarnui Jobber :,
Who Ship Goodi Into State, ' '.
PIERRE. 8. D.. May M.-(SpedaL-The
new, "net weight" law of this state, which
goes Into effect July 1 and which requires
every package or container of foodstuffs
to bs labeled with Its exact weight or
measure of actual oontents. Is worrying
the wholesale houses of Sioux City, Minne
apolis and other northwestern cities outside
of the state. The law allows any. dealer In
the state to dispose of his stock on hand
July I without compliance with the law,
but does not allow any new shipments to
be handled without the required marklnea
upon the package or container. "This allows
the wholesale dealer In the stats to clear
out his stock on hand without compliance.
out aoes not let the outsider In on such
terms, - and to make shipments to their
customers In this state they, must comply
wnn me provisions or the law. Pure Food
Commissioner Cook has called upon At
torney General Johnson for a rullnr in re
gard to the law and Mr. Johnson-holds
that the law should be construed just is It
reads. This means that the outside whole
salers must dispose of, their unmarked
stocks to other states than South Dakota,"
or go to-the i expense, of uh..n..
branding them before they can ship into
MAY ATTEMPT FLIGHT TODAY
Lleatenent Haekell WVi Make a. At
tempt to Boar With Army
Balloons, both raptlve'and dirigible ,wlll
.1. Fort"h lnal corps station
this afternoon, provided the wind does not
blow too rard. The hour will be late,
probably between 4 p. m. and 6 p. m.
.wAV. V m" ,oday U WM announced that
the fllr!its would be held later. If possible.
At V.at time the wind was blowing from
114" ly to thirty-two mllea an hour, and
JJ was considered dangerous to arise
Lieutenant W. N. Haskell Is In charge
of the balloon operations and he will prob
ably between today and May J7. on which
day the visiting officers to the fort win
leave, make a flight In the big Baldwin
dirigible. If the engine works well, a
flight over the city will be attempted.
DRAINAGE DITCH DECISION
Hallaar of loath Dakota Co art la Re
stard to Enlarging: Channels
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D.. May 14. -An Im
portant decision defining the rights of the
farmers of South Dakota under the state
dralnaga law has been rendered by the
state supreme court In a case arising from
Turner county. The decision Is In substance
to the effect that boards of county com
mtssloners cannot longer arbitrarily refuse
a person additional drainage when he dis
covers that a drainage ditch already con
structed needs to be made larger to prop
erly drain the land through which ft
passes. The decision la of Importance to
the farmers of the state.
Persistent Advertising is the Road to Big
- Marriage Licensee.
Permits to wed have been granted
Name and Address. Age.
Edward B. Chamber II n. Chicago.... M
fella M. Freese. Philadelphia , M
John A. Llnd, Omaha IT
ciiu ml. nenimergren, tsioux City.. 17
jonn ITPey. Kansas City, Mo 40
M. ratterson. Kansas City, Mo.. B
Roy L. Kdstrom. Lincoln -. jj
Josephine Jerome, Lincoln tl
Burt Fallon, Klkhorn tj
ila Andjeeea, Klkhorn U
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- Several Days Yet.
The first' prise Is a S750 baby grand Lud
wlg piano. The other prises are: Second,
1140 graduation scholarship course In the
Omaha Commercial college; third prise,
1140 graduation scholarship course In the
Omaha Commercial college; fourth, ladles'
or gentleman's -solid gold watch, sold by
T. U Combs; fifth, and sixth prizes, ladles'
tailored suits, value ISO each, sold by the
Novelty Bklrt company, 24-218 North Six
teenth street; seventh and eighth prises,
value,' 160, two National bicycles, sold by
the Omaha Bicycle company. Sixteenth and
Chicago streets; .ninth and tenth prizes,
value tlS each, two full memberships in
the Young Women's Christian association;
eleventh and twelfth prises, value IIS each,
two full memberahipe In the Young Men's
THURSDAY, iMY 2 ST 1 1
Dakota to Protest
. . .. : -
Delegation from Aberdeen Consists df
: Bankeri, Farmers, Merchant, i , ,
; . 'Lawyer-and Other Man.'
.ABERDEEtf.B.: D.. May M.-Spectal.)-The
.delegates from the northern part of
the state who go to Washington; to protest
against ' the. Canadian reciprocity treaty
departed for the national capital on Tues
day. They are' J. C. Blmmons. banker,
Aberdeen;. Hugh . N. Allen, ' lawyer, Aber
deen; W. -H. Wens, farmer, Bath; A. W.
Krxwger, farmer, Groton;W. B. Burr, mer
chant, Belby; M. P. Beetje, banker, Ipswich;
O. W. Cochrane, Ipswlph, and E. J. Mather,
barker, .Oroton. Others were to Join them
(town the state and It Is expected more
than a score ef . delegates will go to Wash
ington for the, purpose of voicing the senti
ments of the residents of the state who are
opposed to . reciprocity.
SUN SEXS FIRE TO HAYSTACK
Reflection from pile of Brakes Glass
i Stajrte Blase at Davenport,
i I . . Booth Dakota.
PIERRE B. D... May U. Speclat. F.
M. Sa.akett, living near Davenport, suffered
a .loss of about tsno from fire started In a
peculiar .manner .some broken glass had
been thrown In a pile near the barn and
the rr fleeted rays of the sun from this
pile of glass fired the haystack, which
burned and took with It the barn and. con
tents. Mr.- Sackett and wife were some
distance from the buildings and hurried
to the scene, but arrived too late to save
the barns or. contents. A little experiment
ing with the pile of glass the next day
Indicated-the -causs of the fire. No Insur
ance was carried and the loss Is the more
severe on the- owner, who was starting a
home on the prairie.
A Ton of Gold
could buy nothing better for female weak
nesses, lame back and kidney trouble than
Electric Bitters.. 60c For sale by Beaton
Drug Co. ...... '
A day in which all the receipts from the Rale of
. t ' millinery of any description Trimmed or Un-
trimmed Hats, Flowers, Feathers, Plumes everything sold on this day in
their big millinery department Will Be Donated to the Y. W. 0. A. Building
Fund. . Not 10, not 50, or any portion of the sales, but i
-t' r Ft n M .fti A 'A. J i
idf r J.B
All Summer Flowers
5c-10c-15c-25c a Bunch
Regular Values to $1.50.
ALL THE NEW EARLY FALL
FANCY FEATHERS, WINGS and
. . Absolutely Nothing Reserved,
Every Y. W. C. A. woman and every
has the in
terest of the
for this big
The Entire Gross Receipts For This Day
One of the largest' stocks of spring
and summer millinery ever shown in
Omaha will be here for your selection.
69c up to 10.00
Y. W. C. A. WILL SELL
HATS NEXT THURSDAY
Will Rwelve' Gross Ilereipt From
Hayden 's Millinery Department
Workers U-elleve Day Will Krlng
Forth Oood Addition to Fund.
Monday afternoon ihe officers of the
Toung Women's Christian association
were delighted to receive from Hayden
Brothers, through A. E. Wallace, mana
ger of the millinery department, the
following proposal to donate to the asso
ciation building fund the entire gross re
ceipts of that department on Thursday.
May 25, this week. Here 1 the formal
' Omaha, Neb., May 22, 1911.
To the Young Women's Christian asso
ciation: PelnJf,Jl,.ere"te1 ln yur campaign to
rnlse 150.000 to clear your association
from debt and desiring to help you ln
this endeavor, I make the following pro
position namely, to give you the entire
gross receipts In our millinery depart
ment on Thursday, May 26.
Mrs. Ida V. Tllden, president of the
association, accepted the kind tender and
addressed the following reply to Hayden
' Omaha, May 22.
Hayden Brothers, Omaha.
gentlemen: On behalf of the officers
and trustees of the Younj; Women's
Christian association. I am pleased to
accept your generous tender of the gross ,
receipts of your millinery department
for May 25 for the bent-fit of our build
ing fund. You advlso mo that the pro
posal covers receipts for the sale of all
kinds of goods in that department of
your great store everything sold over
the counter on that day. I need not as
sure you that the ladles of this associa
tion appreciate most highly your kind
ness as evidenced by this unusual tender.
We bespeak for the menben and
frlneds of the smoclatlon very liberal
patronage at their hands, nd feel con
fident that the sale will bring a large
canh donation Into our hiilliilng fund.
We, the officers of the association, p
penl to the women of Omaha to make
the sale the largest ln the history of
your great store, and . believe that they
will do so. T
Again thanking you for your courtesy.
lew v. Tllden, Pres.
Most Beautiful Line
Regular low prices will prevail on
all lines in this sale. All goods being
marked in plain figures, as usual.
. . AT
$1.98 up to $20.00
$3.50 up to $90.00
The entire stock of imported
pattern hats will be included
in this sale at very low prices
Be a booster
for the fund
ery in this
sale. ' Get
of Children's Hats shown any place in Omaha
25 to- $10.00
sJI receipts from the
will provide a cashier for the day who will handle
WOMEN HpSTLE FOR "Y." FOND
Big Day Thursday at Hayden Broi.'
MAT BBEAKFAST FOB ' GIRLS
A boat 1TO Cnests Bajoy Early Meal
a the Cafeteria. To Be Made
a Aanaal Affair- Fud
. Is Orawiasr.
.Women of the Young Women's Christian
association who are hustling funds to re
move the (50,000 debt of that Institution
are preparing; for a big day Thursday at
Hayden Bros., and Manager Wallace has
agreed Jo- give the entire receipts of the
millinery department for that day to help
swell the growing fund; As this ,1s a big
department, whose receipts mount Into
large figures, the women eipei to realize
quite a sum for the day.' 1
A May breakfast was given bV the Busi
ness Girls' club Wednesday moVnlng from
T to 8:30, the members of the cib' serving
the guests In the cafeteria, which was
made gay with a profusion of spring flow
ers. About 170 guests were present, and
the occasion proved such a success, so
cially as well as financially, that It Is the
purpose of the club to make it an annual
This event Illustrates one of the many
activities of the Young Women's Christian
association, whose officers have long seen
the Importance of Improvising social, liter
ary, musical and other features by which
membership In the association Is made at
tractive and profitable.
Says He Has Won Out
Postmaster B. F. Thomas was yesterday
telling his friends that he Is out of the
woods with reference to the charges against
him that have been under investigation. He
received a telegram Tuesday from ex-Senator
Burkett, who ljas been looking after
his Interests in Washington, saying: "Ev
erything all right," and he has accepted
this as meaning a full exoneration.
MRS. DAHLMAN IS RECOVERING
Wife of the Mayor Shews GratlfylB
Improvement Slaca the
Mrs. James C. Dahlman, wife of Mayor
Dahlman, who underwent an operation ln
the Clarkson hospital Tuesday morning, Is
recovering nicely, says the mayor. "Mrs.
Dahlman rallied from the operation In the
most gratifying way," stated Mayor Dahl
man Wednesday morning. "The doctor
say there Is nothing to fear and that she
wll be able to. return home'ln about two
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