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THE BEE: OMAHA. FT ID AY, OCTOBER fi, 1911.
SOLOMON'S WISDOM IS CITED
fatemting Argument Made in Dis
pute Over Two Children.
MOTHER IS REFUSED CUSTODY
Dorothy and Helm Sendbere; Ar
Glren lata the rotiriilna ol
Their Aunti, AroordlnK
to Jadge'e RallBC
King Solomon methoi of determining
-hlch of two wivei the mother of a
child In contra iry was the frasts of
argument of Attorney A. S. Ritchie and
Alvln Johneon before County Judge
lie Wednceday afternoon. Dorothy and
Helen fandberg. two little daughter of
the late George Sandberg. being the
children In dispute. Mr. (Joorge tf.
Lovett of Minneapolis, mother of the
children, and Mr. C. J. Johnson nd Mi
Ellen Eandherg. aunt and guardlsji.
were the disputants. Judge Leslie ruled
in favor of Mrs. Johnson and Miss Band
berg. An opinion of Willi D. Oldham, demo
cratic candidate for supreme judge, re
garding the wisdom of Solomon also was
brought Into the olscussion and thor
oughly picked to pieces.
When Mr. Sandberg fell 111 several years
ago the mother surrendered the children
to her husband sister. After Sand
berg's death she married Lovett. Re
cently ehe started her county court ac
tion to recover custody of the children.
According to Judge Leslie's ruling the
testimony Indicated that the guardians
of the children are better able to car
for them than Mr. and Mrs. Lovett would
In one of his characteristic speeches
Ritchie, representing Mrs. Lovett. pleadel
that her little ones be returned to her.
He mounted to lofty oratorical height
and dwelt upon the beauties of mother
hood and childhood. Mother, he said, la
the most beautiful and sacred word In
Mr. Johnson, representing the guard
lans. produced a Bible a a lawyer
would produce a law book and read the
entire caae In which Solomon made hi
famous decision. He declared It not a
caee in point, it merely was a di
pute between two women of questionable
repute over the parentage. In' this case,
he said, the parentage is admitted and
the sole question is, what. In the cir
cumstances, i better for the children?
He declared Mr. Ritchie and former
Commissioner Oldham in error when
they sought to compare the quarrel
between two women a to parentage of
a child with a contest to determine
whether two children are better off with
their mother or with their aunt.
Demos Will Abandon
Their Omaha Off ice
The state democratic headquarter
which have been maintained at the Pax
ton hotel as an auxiliary to the general
headquarter at Columbus, are to be
After Friday night the democratic
headquarter on the second floor of the
Pax ton wlU be dark. Already the work
of packing has begun. The expense of
maintenance is not Justified, is given as
the reason for shutting up shop, so fax a
Omaha is concerned.
i At democratic headquarters Thursday
among the callers were Fred Ash ton of
Grand Island, who . once upon a time
came within twenty-seven votes of beat
ing Non-U, republican, for congress, and
W. H. Green of Crelghton, who last fall
was a candidate for lieutenant governor
on the democratic ticket, but who fell
by the wayside.
WILL OF MRS. HIMEBAUGH
IS FILED FOR PROBATE
Financial aid in the sum of about
30,000 would have come to the House
of Hope and other charitable Institu
tion of Rev. Charles W. Savage and
to the Young Women' Christian asso
ciation from the estate of the late Mrs.
Annette C. Himebough if she had sur
vived her Bister, Mrs. Carrie Coomea,
of Wood River, Neb., and her daughter,
Mrs. O. C. F.edlck. of Omahi. As It 1b,
the entire estate, valued approximately
at 130,000, goes to the two woman,
under the will.
Mr. Hlmebaugh's will was filed for
probate In county court Thursday. On
request of Mr. O. C. Redlck. named as
executrix In the will, O. C. Redlck was
Mrs. Coomes receive $6,000 worth 'of
Union Stock Tarda company stock. Mrs.
Redick receives the remainder of the
estate. If Mrs. Redlck had not sur
vived her mother her share would have
'gone half and half to the Savage insti
tution and the Toung Women's Chris
tian association. If Mrs. Klmebaugh
had survived both Mrs. Redlck and
Mr. Coomes the entire estate would
have gone to the Eavage institutions
and the association.
The heirs at law are Mrs. Redlck,
Mrs. Coomes, and two brothers, Charles
B. Johnson of Omaha and Alba L.
Johnson of Ogden, Utah. No bequest
for the two brothers is made in Mrs.
MAN WHO KILLS SELF SAID
TO HAVE BEEN DELIRIOUS
Alva F. Wetzel was deltrioua and In no
condition to be left unguarded when he
was taken to the Omaha General hoarjl
tal, suffering with typhoid fever, last
February, according to testimony given
before the Jury In Judge Button's court
Thursday by Mrs. Fannie F. Wetsel, the
widow, in her MO. 000 damage action
against the hospital. She charges the
hospital authorities and nurses negli
gently left her husband alone and he
jumped out or a window to his death.
Mrs. Flora Ferguson, mother of Mrs.
Wetzel, corroborated her daughter's tes.
Cohn Yarn Faked
by Wild Reporter
The police unanimously discredit the
torr circulated to the effect that Mark
Houver, a Ploux City farmer. Is here
to unravel the secret of the Herman
Cohn murder which occurred on March
W. According to the account Houver
Is a lifelong friend of Detective Flem
ing and that he would appear at the
police station to reveal the Identity of
the murderer, who, he Is reported to
have said, stayed at the Houver home
following the murder.
All yesterday a storm of calls came
to headquarters asking If there was
any truth In the story. Relatives of
the murdered man and his friend kept
the police buv making denials.
Concerning this life-long friend Detect
ive Fleming says: "I do not know any
man by the name of Mark Houver,
nor has anyone railed to ee me regard
ing the Cohn murder. I would gladly
sea anyone who could clear up the
case, and I will investigate, but I do
not think anything will come of it. I
was in the station last night when this
Houver. If there Is uch a man. is said
to have been looking for me, and 1
was nt told that anyone wished to
see me. "
Captain Savage does not take stock
in the story, and Captain L'empsey
laughs at the idea. Sergeant Madsen
says the whole thing Is a Joke worked
off on an unsuspecting person.
It is an absolute He, the whole atory."
said Savage. "There was no founda
tion for It whatever and by writing
uch a yarn the reporter has made
considerable trouble both for the rela
tives of the Cohn family, their friends
and also for the police."
by Visiting Crowds
Tool tahles served a beds for nearly
twenty tired visitors AVednesday night in
one of the large hotels, and In every hotel
In tho city extra watting rooms, writing
parlor and hall were filled with cot
for visitors who were unable to find
other accommodations. All of tne room
ing houses were full and the hotel were
forced to use every possible foot of space
for sleeping quarters. All of the larger
hotels hired special watchmen to look
after the sleepers.
The majority of the visitors remained
in the city for the week to attend the
military' parade and the coronation ball
Friday night, and long waiting lists for
rooms are In the possession of all of the
hotel clerks in the city.
NEW GAS LAMPS ARRIVE,
TO BE INSTALLED SOON
On carload of the new gas lamps that
the city will Install have arrived, and
as soon as Superintendent Scott of the
street lighting service can arrange his
forces he will commence replacing the
old lamps with the new ones.
In the car that came Thursday there
were about 400 lamps. Two more car
loads are expected within a few days,
which will bring the number up to 1,240.
This is the number of gas lamps now In
use on the streets.
The new lamps cost 17.60 each f. o. b..
and then there is a governor for each
lamp. They cost 50 cents each. . The
freight Is 60 cents per lamp and the cost
of Installing la going to bring the aggre
gate cost up to about 9.60. The new
lampa are more ornamental than the old
ones, and it is claimed that they will
give more light. The old lamps will be
in the nature of a dead horse unless the
city can sell them to some smaller city
that Is about to put In a gas plant, which
Is not considered likely at this time.
STILL AWAY FROM HOME
W. ' A. Black, the printer-preacher,
2510 Capitol avenue, who mysteriously
disappeared from hi boma Tuesday
morning with over $100 in hi pockets
had not returned at noon Thursday. Tb
polio have been notified of the die
appearance and are keeping a lookout
for the man.
Black left his home Tuesday morning
as usual at 6:30. He kissed hi wife
goodby and apparently was in the best
of spirit and left for his office, the
Omaha Printing company, where It was
his duty to open up every morning.
The first news of his disappearance
came about when his wife went down
town at 10 o'clock to tell him he was
to go to Blair and preach during the
month of October. She was then in
formed that he had not been to the
office all morning. No cause for his
disappearance can , be given by his wife.
other than foul play or temporary
MRS. PAISLEY TELLS THE
WOMEN OF DRY FARMING
Mrs. W. O. Paisley spoke at the. open
ing meeting of the household economic
department of the Woman's club Thurs.
day morning on the women's work to be
carried on In connection with the dry
farming congress to be held this month
at Colorado Springs.
Mrs. F. J. Burnett. leader, outlined the
work for the season, and reports were
made. The members swapped vacation
storle and packed up their book, papers
and other belongings preparatory to the
removal of the club to the Metropolitan
A Shootlaa; scrap
with both parties wounded, demands
Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Heals wounds,
sores, burns on Injuries, tbc For sale
by Beaton Drug Co.
REGIMENT OF SOLDIERS
TRIES TO BOARD ONE CAR
Fifteen hundred Nebraska militiamen
attempted to board one street car at
camp John H. Mickey at six o'clock
Wednesday evening in order to reach
Omaha for the electric, parade. The
conductor and the motorman pleaded in
vain for order. With yells and songs
the guardsmen clambered into the car.
hung to the sides and a dozen made
their way to the top where they re
mained for the friv although the danger
or in act was careruuy explained by
the conductor. About five hundred
walked from the Twenty-seventh street
station to Fort Crook, where they
boarded the cars which were passing
through the crowd at Twenty-seventh
at full speed. Several extra cars were
put In service as soon as the street car
company was notified of the congestion,
and In the space of three or four hours
the guardsmen had been transported to
FOR OMAHA LAND SHOW
The Tauna Man's ChrUMan
tlon s free Information bureau has done
a big buslnes this week in directing
AK-par-jsen vis tors to eating and lodg.
In houses. The association in
the bureau during the Omaha Land show
ana tne meeting or the Nebraska Teach
Tha boy'a appetite Is orten the source of
amazement, it you would have uch an
appetite take Chamberlain' Tablet. They
not only create a healthy appetite, but
Strengthen the stomach snd enable It to
do its work naturally. For sale by all
Key to the Situation Be Advertising.
NEW QUARTERSARE CHOSEN
Commercial Club Will Occupy Top
Floor of Woodmen Building.
TEN-YEAR LEASE IS TAKEN
Annas! Rental W ill Be ttl.ROO end
I lob e Given Optloa of Bfw
lac Lease at Expiration
of Ten Years.
The long-sustained negotiation to
ecure more Commodious and dlrabl
quarters for the Commercial club came
to an end Thurdy when the offer ot
the Woodmen of the World wa ac
cepted. The rlub will take the seven
teenth and eighteenth floor of the build
ing when It I completed. The leas will
run for a period of ten years at an an
nual rental of 111, MX), and the club Is
given the option of renewal at the ex
piration ot the lease.
The action carrying the acceptance of
the Woodmen offer wa taken at the
noon luncheon of the Commercial club
executive committee, on the recommenda
tion of the location comittee which Is
compoed of W. M. Purge, chairman;
Edgar Allen, David Cole. Thomaa Fry.
O. E. Haverstlck and F. W. Jwlson.
Represented at the conference were J. C.
Root, J. E. Fitzgerald and W. A. Fraier
of the Woodmen of the World.
In speaking of the action regarding the
new quarters. Chairman Burgess aid:
'In all of the dimension over the loca
tion of the club there never ha been a
location offered or considered that mot
with more unanimous approval of the
membership at large. When It was an
nounced at the beginning of the year
that the Woodmen deal had been closed
there was not a dissenting voice and It
Is expected now that every member will
take hold of the proposition of meeting
the new conditions that the location of
the club in these new and expensive
Early Morning Fire
Fire completely destroyed the wooden
r"kfte plant owned by C. P. Norwell
t M30 Martha at S o'clock Thursday
morning, causing a lo of about $10.0..
partly covered by Insurance. .The fire I
thought to have been started by tramp
The coal shed of the Partrldge-Shelley-Thompson
company acrosa the track
were damaged to the extent of $KW.
The wooden package plant was a two
story frame structure about M feet
square. There ere two smaller addi
tional buildings clce by which were also
destroyed. Twenty wood working ma
chines were destroyed, a w a large
quantity of finished work ready for ship
ment. The plant was owned and operated tip
to a year ago by the Wooden Package
Manufacturing company. The plant failed
and ha been Closed during the summer
and hs been In the hands of Kir. Bpaul
dlng of the Merchants National bank,
who was the receiver. About a month
ago he sold the plant to C. P. Norwell,
who haa been running It since.
Enter Omaha Milk
in Milwaukee Tests
Dairy Inspector Bosle will ship twenty
quarts of Omahn mlik Friday to Mil
waukee, where It will go Into competition
with milk from all over the United
States. This shipment was secured from
five of the dairies located In the vicinity
of Omaha, each furnishing four quarta.
Tne occasion for sending milk to Mil
waukee arises by reason of the fact that
at this time. In that city, the Interna
tional Association of Dairymen is in ses
sion. The purpose is to show that the
Omaha milk is of a high class and at the
same time try and secure some of the
REGISTRATION IS LIGHT
Tho second day's registration of voters
totals 4.130. The registration ot Tues
day I almost 4.0UO short ot the first day's
registration, September 8.
The figure for the two day follow:
Ward. Flrt Second
First 635 283
Second 771 Hi
Third 2 ' 835
Fourth &3S 277
Sixth 6M 417
Seventh 6S0 412
Eighth m M
Ninth 7h0 615
Tenth M4 874
Eleventh 615 874
Twelfth l.Oul m
Totals 8,747 4,820
Believing that tne registration of the
third day, which come just before elec
tion, will be the heaviest. City Clerk But
ler clings to the opinion that the grand
total, when In. will bring the figures up
to not far from 22,000.
The figures at the office of the city
clerk do not attempt to give anything to
Indicate party affiliation. This Is some,
thing that will not be known until the
registration books are returned, which
will probably not be before the first of
OPENS AN OFFICE IN OMAHA
Headquarters will be established In th
federal building here In the near future
by Charles C. Redwood of St. Louis, Mo.
United States v naturalization attorney
and he will appear In behalf of the gov
ernment In final hearings for natural
ization papers granted In Nebraska and
Iowa courts. Judges In the various dis
trict courts will be heard instead of the
present method of hearing them on th
first day of each term of court.
INMATES AT ST. JOSEPH'S
ARE GIVEN A SERENADE
Inmates of the St. Joseph hospital
were given a musical treat Wednesday
when Father Jennette. P. C. Heafey and
D. J. O'Brien took ' Dlmlck' band to the
hospital for the annual serenade given
during ,Ak-8ar-Ben week. The band
played on each floor of the hospital.
The day happened to be the birthday
of Father Jennette, chaplain of the hoi
pital. The mother general of the Fran
ciscan order in America is here from the
mother house at Lafayette, Ind.
(From Popular Topics for Women.)
Do not delude yourself with the
Idea that cold cream, lotions or cos
metics will effectually remove or
conceal pimples sallownsss, tan,
freckles, liver spots or other com
plexion ills. They only aid your ap
pearance temporarily and In time
will work more harm than good.
You should get st the root of the
matter by treating the akin ltaelf.
Just get an ounce and a half of pure
coleated tlaam from your druggist
and apply It at night after a thor
ough cleansing of the skin with
warm iter. This acta upon th
skin quickly and harmlessly, fleck
ing off ihe thino uter veil In tiny
particles Ilk flour and giving th
fresh blooming skin underneath a
chance to breathe and asert Itself.
You will never need to use cos
metics, cold cream, lotions, etc I
again, for your complexion can be
kept perfect by the use of coleated
TEST AND HEALTH TO MOTHER AND CHlin '
VuWmum'i aooTaiaa tvirr has bees
J.?.il?I,?'.,r.6lXTy VKA8by MILLION ol
llKhTHlNQ, with PEKfiCT SUCCE& fi
fyVIi?S:!..'lh CHILD. fcUHTENS th. GUMH,
: ....... wulil. loa
u Inc bat remedy for DIAaftHCEA. It ab
eoluteiy karuile.a. He sure sod Hk fat "Mr.
JVio.ioW, oohing Syrup," and Uk ao tun!
auoo. Twuijf-6v crou a buiue.
Pawnee Pioneer lianas Himself.
PAWNEE. Neb, Oct. 4 -imperial Tele
gram.) William F Oveibay, sr., an old
resident of Pawnee county, committed
suicide by hanging himself this after
noon at the home of hi son, A. D. Over
bay, of this city. Ills health was falling
him and he was very feeble. Mr. Over.
bay wa 87 years of age.
CHILD'S HEAD SOLID
It Was Awful. Cried Continually.
Had to Hold and Watch Him
to Keep Him from Scratching.
Suffering Was Dreadful.
Had not Used Half a Set of Cuticura
Remedies Before Head was' Clear
and Free from Eczema.
"I think the Cuticura Remedies are
the best remedies for erxema 1 bar
ever heard of. My mother had a child
who had a rash on its head when it was
real young. Doctor called it babr rash.
He cave us medicine, but it did no
good. In a few day the head was a
solid mass, a running ore. It was
awful, the ohild cried continually. We
had to hold him and watch him to
keep hlmj from scratching the sore.
Hi uffenng was dreadful. At last we
remembered Cuticura Remedies. We
got a dollar bottle of Cuticura Resol
vent, a box of Cuticura Ointment, and
a bar of Cuticura Soap. We gave th
Resolvent a directed, washed the bead
with the Cuticura Boap, and applied
the Cuticura Ointment. W had not
used half before tha child' head wa
clear and free from ereema, and it has
never come back again. Hi head was
healthy and he had a beautiful head of
hair. I think the Cuticura Ointment
very good for tha hair. It makes th
hair grow and prevent falling hair."
(Signed) Mrs. Francis Lund, Plain City,
Utah, Sept. 19, 1910.
Cuticura Soap and Ointment are for
sale throughout the world, but to those
who bare suffered much, lost hep) and
are without faith in any treatmwt.
liberal sample of each with 32-p. book
lot on the skin will be mailed free, on
application. Address Potter Drug k
Cham. Oorp Dept. 12B. Boston.
Magnificent Array of Office Furniture at
O Almost Cost Figures
HPHIS statement is not made sim
ply to challenge your atten
tion; it is printed to let you know
that we arc disposing of all our
np7 np. plJTj large stock of ultra-fine office furni-
, U v( ture at prices that cann$t be duplicated
f mo policy in Omaha. This is durable, beautiful, new
furniture upon which we base our reputation
for dependable, veracious dealings when we say that you cannot equal
it in the city for the prices, and wc invite you to test our statement by
making: comparisons any plaoo that you choose. These are not cheap, trashy articles,
sold at reduction in order to be rid of them. They are the very top notch poods, priced
at non-profitable figures because we must have room for new departments that are to
be installed soqn. This sale affords you an opportunity to place new pieces in your
office that will give it a prosperous toue. The prices asked are so ridiculously low that
we know the furniture will not. remain long on our floors. The pale is on now, and we
quote a few prices here to give you a hint as to the bargains that await you in this store,
where we have the goods at almost cost-prices to back up this advertisement.
L ' I T-1 . 1
$90.00 Banker's Sanitary Roll
Top Desk Solid quarter sawed
oak; 60 in. wide; 5-ply writing
bed; large, spacious drawers. . . . $50.00
$45.00 Sanitary Roll Top Desk
Quarter-sawed oak; 55 in..
wide; an article that will endure
for years and years $28.00
$21.00 ' Sanitary Flat Top Desk
Beautiful oak, 54 in. wide,
roomy drawers; strongly built; (
distinct design, very durable $15.00
$45.00 Flat Top Sanitary Desk
Quarter-sawed oak; magnificent
article; 54 in. wide; spacious,
easy sliding drawers; excellent
quality, at $28.00
$27.00 Sanitary Typewriter Desk
Flattop; quarter-sawed oak;
38 in. wide. Strongly con
structed; highly finished $10.00
$43.00 Sanitary Double Flat Top
Desk Quarter-sawed oak; 44x60
in., spacious, durable drawers;
most excellent article $30.00
Very largo assortment of office files,
$12.50 Quarter-sawed Oak Office
Table Strongly built with par
ticular regard to every detail;
24x. in.; one large drawer; '
highest grade . ; $7.00 ,
$26.00 Quarter-sawed Oak Office
Table Very strong made; 30x48
in.; one large, drawer; excel
lent article $15.00
$28.00 Quarter-sawed Office
Table Made for long service;
36x72 in.; two spacious drawers $19.50
$13.75 Quarter-sawed Office
Table Very strongly made, 30
x48in.; two commodious draw
ers, for $10.00
$B.0O Revolving. Office Arm
Chair Quarter-sawed oak, com
$18.50 Flat Top Typist Desk-
Sanitary, quarter-sawed oak, 24-
x36 in.; spacious drawers, strong $13.50
finest quality, at a great discount.
Miller, Stewart & Beaton Co.
The Tag-Policy House
Established 1884. 413-18-17 South Sixteenth Street.
is attracting a great many buyers, and as the sale will
continue for the bal
ance of the week, we
are going to extend
to all the people of
Omaha and Nebras
ka, a cordial invita-
tion to visit our salesrooms and view the many beau
tiful pianos that are on sale at exceptionally low prices
Below are a few of the many bargains.
Wheat & Son $45
Kimball : . . . S50
Singer . . . $98
Fischer (used) $100
Decker & Son $125
Geo. Steck&Co $125
Vose & Son $125
Haines & Co $140
Kranich & Son $150
Douglas Street Entrance
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