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CITY DADS TALK GOOD ROADS
Iowa Man Advocates Gradnated Tax
System, by Which More Pay.
DONAHUE ' ADDRESSES LEAGUE
Telia (he (onvriilloa the Adoption
of the llerilllon !)lFm In r.
hrak Tditm W ould He
FREMONT MAYOR ATTENDS THE
The second day of the convention of
the Nebmrka LeHRue of Municipalities
began with an tiddtcsii by Frank .
Merc, secretary of the Iowa league of
Municipalities, Marshatltown. I , on "Co--
Operatlon In Ilnad BulldlnK." He advo
cated a graduated tx fiystem by which
the state, the county. tic township, the
vlllase and the farmers most directly
benefitted by the construction of a road
join In paying the expense of building
and maintaining It. J. C. PenUor of
Lincoln led a general discussion, which
followed the Iowa man's address.
Chief of Police Donahue described the
use of the Bertlllon syntcm of detecting
and Identifying criminals and pointed out
that It was of Bcrvlce not only In Identify
ing criminal, but also saved Innocent
men from suffering from the cii.n"s of
others. Illustrating this point Chief Dona
"A short tlmo ago a man was arrested
In Grand Island answering almost ex
actly the description of a man g'vius the
same name and Initials who wax warned
by tha sheriff of Dallas, Tex. The sheriff
wa convinced that he was the luun
wanted. However, he wired me, n.oklnir
that I send our Bertlllon man to Grand
Island to take his measurements. I
Immediately did so. lie had the Bertlllon
measurements of the man wunted. and
after we had taken the measurements of
the man arrested wo wired them to hi:n.
When ho compared them they did not
correspond, and the man was released.
Omaha llaa Only Satera.
"Omaha Is the only city In the state
at Nebraska which lias the Bertlllon
system. I would advise that other cities
throughout the state place in their police
departments this system. 1 would advise
that all cities with a population of 5.000
or more adopt It as they would find
It of great advantage In helping them to
Identify criminals arrested by the police
department. . I feel safe In saying that
it can be placed for about $300, includ
ing the tools for the measurements and
cabinets for pictures and all the other
What Has "Been Done.
"The Bertlllon bureau has been a
great help to police authorities through
out the United States and hus been es
pecially valuable to our police force.
Nearly 10,000 new descriptions have been
added 'here during the last year, 713
criminals have been identified, nearly
14,000 letters were written, aside from
the corresponding of the resident gov
ernor and treasurer, and about 1,000 let
ters wero sent to subscriber, describ
"There Is also a coining addition to this
system which is installed in most of
the eastern cities and Is known as the
finger-print, which is a very good ad
dition and has proved successful. It
has been in use in foreign countries for
years and within the last five years it
has been placed in most of the police
departments of the large cities. Wo
haven't that addition yet in Omaha, but
J hope in the near future to have that
added to our- Bertlllon. system, which
1 -believe will almost perfect the system
of identification'". '
Inspection of Hollers.
In a brief address on the necessity of
inspecting boilers Robert U. Wolfo, boiler
inspector of Omaha; closed the forenoon
program. Showing that tha steam boiler
drives three-fourths of the wheels of com
merce and that it generates the. power
which moves, the elevators, the lifts unU a
thousand other things used dally by a,
busy ppople. Jlr. Wolfe concluding Ills
pica for more careful inspection of boilers
"The most rigid inspection at reason
able intervals h- men well versed in
boiler and tank construction and the best
care attainable is absolutely necessary for
the safety to life and property, and the
officials responsible to the people for tho
safeguarding of their lives and property
should fcivo this subject their serious con
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lil'UKdB 1 WOi.Z.
Mayor of Fremont.
Haskell Libel Suit
Against Hearst is to
Be Revived Here
Suit of former Governor C. N'. Haskell
of Oklahoma against William R. Hearst,
owner of the Hearst newspapers and
magazines, and foimer bend of the Inde
pendence league, fur $0(10.000 damages fur
libel and slander, which was started In
the Tnlted States circuit court In Omaha
three years ago, Is to be brought to trial,
according to John W. Battln, attorney
Within tho next two weeks arguments
on u demurrer and on a motion, both
made by Hearst, will lie made to I'nitei"
States Circuit Judge W. It. Mungcr, Mr.
Battln .aid. and If they aie overruled
tho trial will come within a few weeks.
"I supposed the case was to be dropped
from the docket, as It Is three years since
It was started," nald Mr. Battln, when
seeii at the court house, "but 1 have Just
born informed that It Is not to bo dropped
and that Mr. ltaskcll proposes to go
through with It.
"The demurrer Is on the ground that'
the publications complained of are not
libelous in themselves. The motion is to
require tho plaintiff to separate his
causes of action. He alleges publication
of the alleged libelous matter In seven
Hearst papers. We assert that the pub
lication In each paper Is a separate causa
of action, if there is any cause of action
The Haskell-Hearst case started In the
autumn of 1908, during tho national
political campaign. Hearst had organized
the Independence league and was going
about tho country attacking the repub
lican and democratic parties In speeches.
In speeches In Columbus, O., and Mem
phis, Teim., ho made such attacks and
made serious charges against Mr. Has
kell, then governor of Oklahoma, and a
member of the democratic national com
mittee. Haskell prepured petitions for
$500,000 libel, and sent them to several
cities to be filed In any city In whloh
service could be secured on Mr. Hearst.
When Hearst came to Omaha one of the
petitions was filed in the . circuit court
here and service was secured, though It
was necessary to break Into his stateroom.
DEATH ENDS A ROMANCE
Girl Who Planned to Wed in De
cember is Found Lifeless.
HAD JUST WRITTEN TO LOVER
Mln Gertrude Madihiat and lirorgr
T. Jones Were Childhood Sweet
hearts "and Had Arranard
for Their Urddlna !.
After writing a lovo message to the
man to whom Mie was to have been mar
ried on December I. Miss Gertrude Mad
daux of Isll Fain. nil Htieet, retired
Wednesday night. This morning rhe was
found dead In her room, which was filled
with fumes that poured from an open
The death, believed to have been acci
dental, ended a romance which dates hack
lo the chlldhod das of Miss Maddaux
and George T. Jones, a member of the
Lincoln flro department. 1 hvy were
fondly In love with one unother. axul in
her desire to burden tho wedding day
Miss Maddaux sought employment, and
was engaged as cashier at tho Oilman
cafo on Harney street.
Miss Maddaux was last seen about 3
o'clock, having gono to her room about
that time, after her day's work was dune.
Having prepared to retire, it is believed
that tho gas was accidentally turned on
after she hud extinguished tho light. The
girl was 12 years old. Her parents live
at 1S-1I Thirty-first street, in Lincoln.
at Public Library
Installation of tho new book stuck has
been begun at the Omaha public library,
and In consequence things arc u bit torn
up In the Interior. Thero will he no In
terference with the Issuing of books, how.
ever, and everything will bo done t give
patrons as quick and satisfactory ser
vice as is possible under the circum
stances. The Installation of the new stack will
practically double the capacity of tho
Btack room and will greatly Improve the
facilities of the library for serving the
public. The new work not only Includes
moro room for books, but a stairway to
second Tloor and, a mazzanlne gallery,
also an electric, book-lift. Because of a
lack of funds,' only half of the new stack
Is to be completed this year, but all of
the necessary alterations will bo com
pleted, making It a comparatively simple
matter to Install tho other half of the new
tack next year.
Graff Compliments '
' . High School Cadets
Superintendent Graff has Issued a cir
cular letter to the local touchers thanking
them for their work during the State
Teachers' association convention held
helu last week.
"My expression of gratitude to the
teachers for their work last Thursday
and Friday would bo most Incomplete,"
says Superintendent Graff, "did I not
pass on to the high school cadets the
numerous kind words of, commendutiun
which our citizens have Hoken of them
their promptness, courtesy . and general
demeanor were ull that could be desired.
"On bchulf of the teachers, citizens and
visitors In our city, I wish to thank them
for1 their good work and manly conduct
during the meet of the State Teachers'
Carey Act Land Opening 14,000 acres at
Jerome, Idaho, December 11, 1111. This
laud Is part of the Great North bide
Tract, which has a record of THRUK
YEA ItS KUOM BAUB BKL'811 TO BLVli
KlBBoNB AND WEEI'STAKfcS. For
all Information, write or wire the Twin
Falls North title Land and Water Co.,
Key to the bltuatlon Bee Advertising.
William Knabe of Knabe tiros., piano
manufacturers of Cincinnati, is in Omaha.
He was a guest of Joseph Haydcn at the
Omaha club this noon.
TURNED DOWN BY NAVY
Frank Hinch of Portland applied for
enlistment -at navy headquarters, but
when he was given his physical ex
amination great cuts, which in healing
had left ragged sears across his chest,
his body and one arm, were found. His
application was rejected.
When he was turned down he told
Surgeon Straetton that he had enlisted
In the insurrecto army in tho recent
Mexican revolution because of the promise
of big pay and adventure, and before
he had been in three engagements he
received more wounds fian most veterans
who went through the civil war and live
to tell of It.
In tho battle at Jaurcz Hindi was
stabbed in the stomach and wax In the
hospital until ho received his discharge,
after which he. went back to Oregon.
His instinct for adventure refused to
allow him to rest In peace, marred as
he was, and as soon as he could be about
he begun to wander again. He drifted
into Omaha last week, and while hero
decided that the only way he could secure
peace of mind would bo to enter the
service of tho government as a Jack tar.
When told that he. had failed to pans
the phbicul examination, he was broken
hearted. Hinch, although he has seen
much of tho world, is only 22 years of
3. W. Copeland tl Isayion. purchase
a bottle ofChaniberlaln's Cough lleraedy
for his boy who had a cold, and before
tho boltlo was all used the boy's cold was
gone. Is that not better than to pay a
doctor's bill. For sale by all dealers.
HUNGRY LAD TOUCHES
HEARTS IN POLICE COURT
. Claude 'Shorter, a boy of 19 years,
told Judjje Crawford In police court that
he had bten driven away from his home
in Vinton, la., by the wrath of his
father. He was dressed In a ministerial
garb. He tald he had not eaten for
several days. When he told the court
that he had not a penny on his person
and did not have a Job, Judge Crawfopi
started a collection with a half dollar,
which swelled to S3, after which the boy
was discharged aud told to go eat and
find a Job.
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THE ONLY CREAM IN THE WORLD WITH A
Sold at 60o, 75c 91-00 ALL DEALERS
With Omaha Welcome
Manager li. V. I'arrish of the pub
licity bureau of the Commercial , club has
received tho following letter from Miss
Kdith l.athrop of Clay Center, who Is
president of the Nebraska Teachers'
association until the newly elected offi
cers are Inaugurated: t
"I wish to express to you how much
pleased I was with the treatment that
the .teachers of Nebraska received at the
hands of Omaha people. Personally 1 feel
that . the royal treatment and welcome
given us added very much toward mak
ing the convention tho success that it
was. " -
"On every hand I heard teachers ex
pressing themselves us pleased with the
reception given them by the citizens of
"Personally I wliih to thank you for
your splendid co-operation with the busi
ness end of tho convention."
Fatal to Laborer
Tony llucu, the laborer, who was
crushed beneath the elevator In the l'asio
building at Seventeenth and St. Mary's
avenue Wednesday morning, died of his
Injuries at St. Joseph's hospital at b
o'clock Wednesday night without having
gained consciousness. His body was taken
In charge by Coroner Crosby, and an In
quest will be held at 9 o'clock thin
morning. It was ascertained by tho
coroner that Huca has two brothers liv
ing In this city. They are Frank and
MONTMOriENCY SEES DEER
IN WESTERN NEBRASKA
Fred Montmorency, assistant general
freight agent of the Ilurlingtou, Is bacjt
from his vacation of two weeks, spent
out In western Nebraska, where ho put
In must of the time hunting In Liuudy,
Hooker, Thomas and Cherry counties.
Mr. Montmorency had great sport with
quail, chicken and ducks, finding an
abundance of them and killing the limit
nearly every day. Tho lakes In Cherry
county, he reports alive with ducks of
almost every variety and, not having
been hunted to any great extent, they
are not very wild.
('timing down through Thomas county
on the Burlington, Mr. Montmorency saw
a black tailed deer feeding out on the
prairie, a short distance from tho railroad
Hack. These animals are rare, huvlr.g
been nearly all killed off. However, Mr.
Montmorency learned that In Thomas
county, on the ltlsmal river, there is a
farmer who has a herd of thirty or
forty. It Is supposed that this animal
was one that had strayed away from the
ELEVATOR MAN KILLED
WHEN CAUGHT BY MACHINE
Maurice tiushgeus, lull Ohio street, an
elevator operator fur the Ileunett com
pany, was Instantly killed yesterday
morning fct 11:30, when he was cuught be
tween a freight elevator and an aUtomatlo
gate. Ills chest and rides were crushed.
He was -3 years of age.
Bushgeux was telephoning In tho re
ceiving room and when he had finished
noticed that the freight rlevutor was
going up to tho next floor. As he
wanted to go up there also ho made a
run for the elevator add Jumped for it
while It was in art Inn. He miscalculated
the distance and fell backwards, lo be
caught by the falling automatic gate,
lames Carson, who was running tin;
heavy freight apparatus, attempted to
stop Its motion, hut did not succeed until
the life had been crushed out of his fellow
workman- Tho body was taken In charge
of by Coroner Croby, aim probably will
hold an Inquest tomorrow afternoon.
There were no other witnesses to the
accident but Carson, who said that it
was Buahgeua' own f uilt, and that he
miscalculated the distance.
Giving Home the Holiday Atmosphere
Through the continuation of our extraordi
nary sale of lace curtains, curtain nets and por
tieres to Saturday night, many homes in Omaha
are being given new life for the Thanksgiving
and Christmas holidays. The advantages offered
to buyers in this sale, where prices have been
sacrificed, in many instances, without regard for
cost, are so much out of the ordinary that shop
pers cannot fail to realize the wonderful magni
tude of (the bargain qualities. Indeed, all who
have visited this sale have been so deeply im
pressed with the excellent quality of the goods
and the bottom vicinity of the prices that they
have bought without hesitation. Ask any of your
friends who have been here. .They will tell you
that this is a sale of high class decorations and
that you should buy now even though you do
not need new curtains or portieres. The saving
is such that you will be satisfied to hold the goods
months before using them. They are ideal decorations, however, for giv
ing home that cheer and comfort-tone so much desired for turkey and
Santa Claus days.
High Quality Lace Curtains
$6.50 Scrim Curtains "With Persian luee, col
ored hortlor; per pair $5.00
$4.00 Fillet With Persian border; per pair. . . .$3.00
$3.50 Scrim Curtain "With drawn work edge;
per pay $2.90
$6.00 Neat Scrim Curtain With" cut-out Ap
plique and embroidery work; per pair $5.00
$6.75 Plain Scrim Curtain With Fillet lace
insertion and drawn work;. per pair $5.25
$7.00 White Scrim Curtain With Fillet lace
edge and insertion; fine bed room curtain $5.50
$4.25 Ivory Scrim Curtains With Cluny lace
edge . $3.50
$6.00 White Scrim Curtains With embroid
ery work and Cluny Lace edge; per pair $5.00
$6.25 Ivory Color Duchess Curtain; ier pair . .$5.25
$11.50 Very Fine Duchess Lace; per pair $7.50
$9.00 Ivory Duchess Lace With wide border;
per pair $7.7o
$12.50 Duchess Lace With very w'de border
on line lace; per pair $10.00
$15.00 Duchess Curtain With new design,
extra wide bonier; per pair. . .' $12.00
$8.25 Ecru Colored Irish Point Tu now de
sign; per pair . , ; .$C.75
$8.00 Irish Point Ivory Colored; o paira only,
per pair $0.00
$12.65 White Cluny Curtain With wide lace
and cluny blocks; 2 pairH only, per pair .$7.50
$6.00 White Cluny With wide insertion and
Ince borders; pairs only, per puir $4.50
$5.50 Cluny Curtains With lace, insertion
and comer block; per pair $4.00
$15.00 White Marie Antionette With Cliiny
lace; per puir ' ...$12.00
$3.50 Novelty Net Curtains In Arab color
with braided applique work; per pair. ....... .$2.25
$4.75 Novelty Net Curtains Arabian color,
good design; per pair , . . .,.$3.50
$1.25 Novelty Curtains Per pair 90tf
$4.75 Marie Antionette Curtains Per pair. .. .$3.90
$5.00 Novelty Curtains With heavy nppliquo
work; per pair ...$3.25
A large assortment of Lace Nets, -'Nets,
Bungalow and Fillet Net in all colors and patteinayQ
included, lielow are listed only u few of those in tho
$2.00 Lace Net Per yard $1.35
$1.35 Novelty Net Per yard $1.00
$1.25 Bung-alow Net Per yard 85c
$1.10 Fillet Net-Per yard . 75c
75c Fillet Net-Per yard 45c
65c Novelty Net Per yard 40c
50c Novelty Net Per yard 35(5
Portieres of Beauty
The line of Portieres included in this sale is very
complete, covering Armure, plain and figures, in all col
ors, with Persian Tapestry, band borders and Jtcpps,
Painnsks and Velours, in all colors.
$4.00 Armure Portieres $2.85
$4.75 Armure Portieres '....$3.00
$4.00 Repp Portieres .$2.50
$5.50 Cotton Damask Portieres $4.00
$9.50 Mercerized Portieres $7.50
$15.00 Stencilled Monks Cloth $8.50
$10.75 Stencilled Monies Cloth u25
$12.00 Art and Crafts Cloth $7.50
$19.50 Double Faced Velour $10.00
FRENCH BOBBINETTES SACRIFICED Plain French Pobbinettes in nil colors, widths ami qualities,
worth from o.'k; to $1.25 per yard, sell at prices from 25c to 75c per yard.
Inexpensive Interior Decorating
In our'department of interior decorating wo have a number of experts who are prepared to studv the
requiremeiils of your home in every detail, from parquet flooring to curtains, draperies, wall hangings and "
ceilings. We shall be glad to send one of these men, at any time, to take measurements, make suggestion
and figure estimates for any or all of your decorating work.
Miller, Stewart IL Beaton Co
The Tag Policf House
413-15-17 South Sixteenth Street
SALOQNIST HELD TO BLAME
Geo. Knott, Who Kills Wife, Blames
Man Who Bold Her Liquor.
BRINGS ' SUIT TOR DAMAGES
Df-rriidaul l thrl- t-lron, ' W ho
tuuUiifU a Kulooii Nrtir Iho
XiTlir 4f I.Mkt Ayrll'n
Ui'oifc'c Knutt, the I'nlou l'cll; rail
ioh.I Mlt;lllllRII wliu tshot miJ kllli.l 111
wife on April ISO, liu ttarttd ull tor
Ji'i.OuO lamu.K'' analiiHt Clmrlen 8binii.
u xuloun kopor, blunilUK lm the
IruKC'ly. Tli null la una uf tl must rc
inurkulilo -wr KtartvU lit l tie dlMiiit
Knull iiiukn lil.i fuin i-tiiUlicn-Alarii',
I.runa, Muduline and Geortle Knutt -to-plaintiff
In tlm ui-ilwi anil liu m Hi'.
MaihUHc-tti T.i.iMl.nt; Mi'l 1 riMii ano
toinpany an o-drfciulant.
It Ik alh K' il tliut Hrliron, pni' U lur i(
a tinloon nar the Knutt liomu at Tlur.l
ami William Hire. 'fx, hi ami kuvu t)
Mr. Marie Knutt the ll'iuur that tnud
lirr drunk: that from Junuary 1 to April
:0, 1311, ho freipii'iUly Bold and savo liipiur
lo Mw. Knott. The pwltlon thru rfluliM
tho tory of Mm. Knotti klllinK and
Knott' autjwjuiifiit troublfcH in Hubstiu:c
tin the niKlit of April 20 Knott m-t hit
wife In roinpuny with drunken compan
ion, a uiun, who firod u revolver at Knott.
Knott diHrhiirgi-d a ihotuuii at lilm, but
lilllwl bis wllo limtrad. lie, was rrel.-d
and kept In Jail until July U und for
ttu ka thereafter was confined In the !'-'-pllul
on account of slrknexH contracted In
Kn-.tt as Hied in district roui I luiit
Hummer and convicted of inuiinlaUKlitf I,
tho Jury recommending leniency. Judyo
Ktftrlle, befoie whom the case wua tried,
parokd Knott, who was Buffering il'
dropsy. The mull has recovered partially
und li working.
I Ilea Hi from HlooU I'oUoil
was prevented by tl. W. Ooyd, I'lunk,
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mo., n lilt I1CICI ! " " ' .-WW.. .
with llucklen'K Arnica HuUe. 2'. 1' or
salo hy Ilcutou KruK .
DAY FOR THE OLD PECTLE
Today will bo tho annual Thanltx
gl;lir donation iluy ut the Old IVoplu's
home. Saturday the board of director
will dlHtrlbute paper Ikiko through the
clly for KenerouK-hearlcd citizens to fill
with potatoes cumuli koiuIh or any ort
of provitdoiib for tho old folUa.
The key to mkwm hi In.sincm Is the
Jillii'loii und pei'HlHtcnt um; of newspaper
Best rvmeif Jor
Winter Is Coming
Lot us install our double Wea
ther Strip on jour windows. Can
bo put on both old and now houses.
Keeps out tbe cold and dust. Your
windows will never rattle.
We also strip doors, making
them cold and wind-proof.
We will be pleaaod to call and
explain merits ot tbe American
Weather Strip. t
F. H. TURHEY & CO,
Sulo Agents Aiuericau Weather
Doug. 1 51)0. 50:l Waro ltloi-k.
Tlit' Omaha !' u-iu-iits mortf
rentiers in Omaha than any.
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