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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 19, 1911)
THK UMAHA SUNDAY HKU: NOV KM It Kit li. ltU.
CHARLES B, KOUNTZE IS DEAD
Tioneer Denver Banker Fasses Away
After Six Weeks' Illness.
HAD LARGE INTERESTS IN OMAHA
He Was Brother of the l!ae Her
mam Koanln and of Lather
Kowntie of ct York
Charles B. Kountze. rresldent of the
First National bank of I'enver. uncle of
T. Kountxe and Luther Kountxe of
Omaha, died yesterday of pneumonia
at his home In Denver.
Mr. Kountze became ill while In New
York about ilx weeks ago. I'hysiclans
then declared recovery do'.btful, and a
eon. Harold Kountxe chartered a special
train on which to travel from Denver to
New Tork to reach Mb father's bedside.
Jtr. Kountze, however, recovered strength
and returned to Denver a week ago. Since
his return his condition had shown con
tinued improvement until yesterdsy after
noon. In addition to the Colorado national
bank holdings and his New Vork Wall
street interests as member of the firm of
Kountze Bros., Mr. Kountze was a large
shareholder and director in the Flint Na
tional bank at Oniahn. He had interest:!
In the Denver Dry Goods company and
various other mercantile enterprises and
controlled huge mining; properties a:ul ex
tensive tracts of land in several western
and southern states.
About Seventy Years of Air,
Mr. Kountze was about "0 years of asc.
lie went to Coloiado In J8ii6 from his boy
hood home In Ohio and became associated
with his brother, Luther, in the banking
firm of Kountze Bros. In 1S71 he organ
ized the Colorado National bank and has
been Its president continuously ever since.
He was one of four brothers, the others
being Herman of Omslla, Augustus of
New York and Luther of New Yo:k, tho
latter being the only one now alive. Ho
la survived by a widow, one son and five
married daughters. '
C. T. Kountze, president of .the Flrfct
National bank of Omaha, will go to Den
ver to attend the funeral, which will
await tho arrival of New York members
of the family.
Aged Woman Struck
by Passenger Train
Mrs. Sarah Livingston, aged 70 years,
an old resident of Council Bluffs, was
elxuck by Northwestern passenger train
. No. 7 yesterday afternoon at Avenue B
and Eleventh street, receiving Injuries
Which will result n her death.
bhe walked around behind a train which
had just passed the crossing and stepped
In front of the pasuenger train, which she
aid not see approaching from the oppo
site direction. She was taken to the
hospital, where the doctors say there la
no hope for her recovery.
Motorman Hurt in
A rapidly moving automobile crashed
kaad-on Into a street cat1 at Thlrtv-thlrd
; and Franklin strict at . 11 yjsteiday
morning.. The pilot of the street car waa
laved in ' and ' Motorman Ilently was
slightly Injured. The auto was also badly
. damaged, but the driver escaped unin-I'-ln-d.
STOLEN SUITCASE WITH
BIBLE IS RECOVERED
The suitcase which was stolen from
O. H. Davis of Sulphur Springs, Tex.,
in this city four days ago, haa been
recovered by the police. . Jt was found
by Deteotlva Heltfeld" and Donahue at
t15 South Fifteenth street. When the
suitcase waa stolen it contained a blblq,
a peck of apples and a check book.
Everything was Intact when the de
tectives found the grip, with the excep-
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it is time for you to take
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The stomach Is weak overworked he'.plesa an3
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strengthen the stomach, stimulate tha flow of gaitic Juices,
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No'hlng can take its plare for genuine goodness In
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Flatulency, Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Constipation,
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NV THE GENUINE HAS OUR PRIVATE STAMP
BRIEF CITY NEWS
sts Koot Srtat Xt.
Et-yptlaa OliooolaUa 80c. Myers-Dillon.
Gas, Slto natures, Barf ees-Orasdea.
Om. Mach. Wka. Expert auto repairs.
liver Platlnr, Om. mating Co. D.S5S5.
Xeap Tour Hons? and Yainables in the
American Safe Deposit vaults in The
Bee building. Boxes rent for tl per yeaf.
rrssted for Wife Deaertlon An
drew O'Knne was arrested by the po
llca early yesterday on complaint
of his wife, for deserting her. He waa
arranged in court and took a continu
ance until November 22, in order. to 80
Ponr Pair Wan Dirorcai Suits for
divorce as follows, have been started In
district court: Etmlra Sharp against
Charles L. Sharp; Harry U Brown
against Anna B. Brown; Tallamogo R
Brown against Helen C. Brown; Dora
lluyt asuinst Ellis V. Hoyt.
Seeks Lost Daughter Mrs. E. C.
Fettle, 2014 Tierce atreet, reported to
Iho police that her 17-year-old daugh
ter, Maud, disappeared from her home
last Friday and has not been' heard
from since. She rejuosts the police to
help locate her.
Dentists Bold Basque Nearly a score
of Omaha dentists enjoyed a quiet tan
quet at the Hotel Millard Friday evening.
Discussions of refractory patients,
tooth diseases, etc., occupied their at
tention after the banquet. The dentists
hold similar banquets once a month.
Pay Boies on Karrey line The Har
ney street car line Is now equipped
with pay-as-you-enter-cars. The cars
were first put on Friday morning. Al
though the cars afford greater conveni
ence to the cur crew, the passengers
profit little by the change in the cars.
Kaw- Tenant in Barrtmaa BnUdlng-t
Tha Pacific Fruit Express company is
one of the latest tenants to move into the
new Union Pacific headquarters, occu
pying rooms on the eleventh floor. This
company is an auxllllary to the Union
Pnclfic and has formerly liad offices In
the old freight depot down on Ninth
ttreet. It has to do with refrigeration and
refrigerator cars, and Is in charge of O.
J. Van Kensgalar.
Arrested for Bootlegging1 United
States Deputy Marshal Hayes has re
turned from the Winnebago reservation
with James Sullivan of Tekamah, who
Is charged with Introducing liquor on
the Indian reservation and who in de
fault of $1,000 bond fixed by Commis
sioner Slnghaus of Tekamah wan or
dered confined in the Douglas county
Jail until his cone can bo brought to
trial. Sullivan, it is alleged, has been
taking u cheap grade of whisky, mixing
It with water nnd molasses and retail
ing It to the Indians nt a great profit.
Complaint by tho reservation agent re
sulted in his arrest.
Big New Six-Story
Building is Planned
A company Is being formed, at the
head of which is said to be the Baker
Manufacturing company, to erect a six-
story building covering a quarter of a
block at the southeast corner of Ninth
and Douglas, for several Implement
houses, which are In inadequate quarters
or which will be compelled to moye within
a year. . . "
An option 'haa been taken on the two
lots, except a corner tract, 22x&) feet, be
longing . id the Schlltz Brewing com
pany, and tho closing of the deal de
pends upo'n the willingness of the Schlltz
company to Sell the remaining tract. J.
E. Bekins of the Omaha Van & Storage
company is the present owner of the
The Baker Manufacturing company,
with headquarteia at Jenesvllle, Wis.,
and a branch houte at 813 Farnam
Htrect. Is u wealthy concern, and It is
thought plans to furnish most of the
funds for the proposed btructure.
The building would be an implement
transfer house, and an institution which
Omaha has long needed, according to
Implement men. There Is at present but
one small transfer house In Omaha.
Teralstent Advertising Is the Road to
WILL OPEN VOTING MACHINES
Errors Are to Be Corrected Before
Returns Are Sent to Lincoln.
CANDIDATES TELL OF EXPENSES
O. J. rlt-kard, Uelentea lanmaat
for County Commissioner, Pols
In the Largest Aerosst
Home nay, Nothing."
Twenty-five' voting machines tued In
Douglas county at tho general election
of November 7, will be reopened by tho
official canvasHlng board to verify and
correct the official returns of the Judges
and clerks of election In the precincts in
which these machines were used.
The work be completed and the
grand totals will bo announced about
'1 hursday evening.
Some of tho returns are Ineonect on
their faces," said Deputy County Clerk
Frank Dewey, chairman of tho canvass
ing board, "and In order that our re
port to the secretary of state may be
correct we must reopen the machines and
correct the errors. In several cases votes
have been credited to blank spaces on
the machines; In others candidates for
small offices have been credited with
much larger votes than candidates for
more important offices. The errors, 1
suppose, are the result of too much hurry
in taking the totals off the machines.
'There are no error sufficient to make
uny changes in tho general results, but
in order to make our report accurate w
niuet reopen the machines."
Statements of campaign expenses of
candidates poured Into the county clerk's
office Saturday. The expense of Robort
Smith, republican, elected clerk of the
district court, according to his state
ment, was $277. His statement Is Itemised,
advertising and card distribution being
the heaviest expenses. Mr. Ackerman was
paid 15 for distributing cards.
Among the expense statements filed
are the following:
District Judge Candidates Itepubllcans:
Abraham L. Sutton, $214; Howard Ken
nedy, 304; Charles Leslie, $202; A. C.
Troup, $610; George A. Day. $227; Lee S.
Estelle, nothing. Democrats: George V.
Cooper, $211; Robort W. Patrick, $193;
Haxlcy O. Moorhcad. $273; John II. Gross
man, $202; Charles Hoffke, $424.
Treasurer: W. G. Ure. republican, $270;
M. L. Endres, democrat, $215. .
County Judge: Bryce Crawford, repub
lican, $210; William P. Lynch, democrat,
County Commissioner, Third District:
A. C. Harte, republican, $lfS; O. J. Pick
ard, democrat, K85.
Coroner: Willis G. Crosby, republican,
$2f0; Leo A. Hoffman, $207.
Police Judge, Omaha: Charles K. Fos
ter, republican, $199; J. J. Mahoney. $170.
Surveyor: George McBrlde, republican,
$168; Murray Schwarts, democrat, $67.
Sheriff: F. J. MoShane, democrat, $258.
County Commissioner, Fifth District:
Frank C. Best, republican, $1S7.
County Clerk: Frank Dewey, republi
can, $273. .
Superintendent, of Instruction: W. A.
University Regent:' Frank L, llaller,
Dcmocatrlo County Central committee:
Constable: Jlra Casey, republican,
JURY IN INGLEHART
CASE FAILS TO AGREE
After 'another struggle In district court
Byron K. Inglohart haa not yet secured
Judgment for damages against the street
railway company for Injuries to his wife
In a street car accident.
Mrs. Inglehart was hurt two years ago.
She sued for JlO.ono damages. In the first
trial tha Jury disagreed and the John
Kemmerling bribery caso resulted. The
case was tried the second time and Mrs.
Inglehart secured Judgment for $3,500.
This case now is pending In the supreme
eouVt on appeal of the street railway
company. Inglehart started suit for $10,
000 damages for loss of hts wife's services.
Tha Jury has disagreed and was dis
charged. Tha case must be retried.
Dies Friday at tho
Age of Eighty-Two
Rev. William R. Adams, a retired Tres
byterlan minister, dlrd Friday after
noon at the home of his daughter. In the
eighty-second year of his age. The
funeral will be conducted by Rev. F.dwln
Hart Jcnks of the First Presbyterian
church, Sunday afternoon at 'X o'clock at
the home of his son, James II. Adams,
1134 South Thirtieth avenue. Interment
will be In Forest I .awn cemetery. The
pall bearers are Judge Howard Kennedy
Alfred C. Kennedy, II. A. Doud, W. A.
Yonson, Ray C. Wagner and F. J. Mor
ton. Rev. William Richards Adams waa born
August 1. 1KS0. In New Boston, N. II., one
of a family o flhlrteen children. Ho
graduated In VvD from Dartmouth col
lege. From 1863 to 1S79 he preached In churches
In Illinois. In 1S79 he moved his family
lo Blalrstown, la., where he remained
until 1SSS. In that year Mr. Adams was
sent by the Bcnrd of Home Missions to
Cheyenne county, Nebraska, a new coun
try, rapidly filling with homesteaders,
but with no churches. FrOm JSSD to litOO
Mr. Adams served churches In eastern
Nebraska, his last church being at Osceola.
He was honorably retired In vm, when
70 years of age. after nearly forty years
of active service In the ministry, since
which time ho has lived with his children
Mr. Adams Is survived by his son,
James II. Adams, and two daughters,
Anna T. Adams and Fannie P. Adams.
Fritz Insists on
Getting Free Lunch
Arthur Frlta Friday held a crowd of
men and women at bay for over halt, an
hour with a gas pipe at 1210 South Thir
teenth street, after having smashed up
the lunch wagon belonging to Louis
Bauni at the same place. He was ar
rested on a charge of being drunk and
for maliciously destroying property.
Frits, while .under the'influenee of the
amber fluid made his way to the lunch
counter, where he Insisted on getting
something to eat on his good looks, lie
was refused by Bauni, whereupon he
proceeded to destroy the place with the
piece of gas pipe. Baum attempted to
save bis property, but was threatened by
Fritz. A crowd gathered with the . in
tent of helping Bauni, but was held at
bay. Baum notified the police and Frits
was fined $5 and costs In police court
which he paid.
Cars to Papillion
Are Running Hourly
Patrons of the Omaha-Papllllon Inter
urban electric line will bo given hourly
service from new on. Previous to this
there was but one car on the line which
mude the round trip from Omaha to
Papillion every two hours. Another car
has been put on the line by the com
pany, which gives the patrons of the line
It is contemplated by the company to
run a oar from Omaha to Papillion about
11:30 o'clock at night so that people. Hiv
ing out near, or at Papillion, may attend
the Omtvha theaters and be able tp re
turn homo the same night. '
ELSASSER OBJECTS TO
PRICE OF AUTOMOBILE
Protest against the expenditure of $1,(100
for a new automobile for County Sur
veyor Oeorge Mcllrlde's department was
made by County Commissioner Peter K.
Elsasser at the meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners. Despite the pro
test, the four other county commissioners
voted to allow the purchase.
The car was bought from Guy L. Smith.
When the matter of allowing Hmlth'a
claim came up Mr. Elsurser declared he
has Investigated automobiles and Is sat
isfied that a ratlsfuctory car oould be
purchased for $'900. "It is too much to
pay for a car," said Mi 'Klsnsser. "1
am Informed that for practical purposes
an $s00 car Is good enough. For Joy rid
ing a higher priced car might be neces
sary. We passed a resolution a long time
ago to buy Omaha made goods as much
as possible, and I am informed that there
are several Omaha dealers that could put
up a good car for us for J&X)."
No reply was made to Mr. Elsasser's
Early Shopping is
to Be Discussed
Omaha inerchsnts will meet Monday
afternoon at 4:30 tit the- Commercial
club- to Inaugurate a movement for In
ducing people to du their Chrlslmus
shopping early. The meeting In called
by C. V. Heatim, chulriiian of the retail
trade committee of tho Commercial
club. All merchants Interested are in
PUBLIC LIBRARY IS TO
BE CLOSED ON SUNDAY
The public library will be closed all
day Sunday, November 19, In all depart
ments. This Is made necessary to enable
the workmen who are Installing the new
book stack to get the Interior In shape
for opening on Monduy. This is the first
time for many years that ths library has
been closed on Kuwlay, and It will bu
open as usual on the following Sunday
In the reading and reference departments
from 2 to 6.
ONLY THOSE WHO PROTEST
CAN GET TAXES BACK
Only saloonkeepers who paid their tax
assessment on liquor licensee under pro
test can have their taxes refunded by the
county commissioners under the recent
supreme court decision that licenses are
not taxable, according to County Attor
ney L'ngllh and the Hoard of County
CommlHiioners. Several taxe.s have been
refunded by the county cuniiulsloners
upn showliiK that they were paid under
protest, but In others ntumlH have been
refused because pioleuts were not made
when the taxes were paid.
W. J. O'Brien, state fish oinniljt loner
Is In Omaha.
Klrst Class Private John S. Webber ol
inn fim k i wi i wiicim nan ttrr-
oideied lo report for duly us Irknuii
operator to the commanding fhct-r ut
Fort Mlley, t'alirornia.
W. M llogue, traveling freight uueut.
Pes Moines: 1''. R. Ulunt, superintendent,
Clarion, la., and A. W. Hattey, special
Kervlf-e RKent, Chicago, all of the Chl ago
Ureal Western, ure spending tl.s Ujy m
At Lower prices than were ever offered by any reputable piano
house in the country, and on these remarkable terms:
NO HONEY DOWN! FREE STOOL! FREE SCARF!
Free Life Insurance. 25 Year Guarantee
Look at this array of Superb Pianos from which you can
make a selection.
ALSO T1IK l OIXOWINU SMKIITLY I'SEI) PIANOS
J. & 0. FISCHER ESTEY HARDMAN
STRAUS & SONS KNABE SCHAFFER
CHICKERINO & SONS HALLET & DAVIS
Also the AEOLIAN lino of PLAYER PIANOS, including Weber, Steck, Wheelock,
Stuyvesant and Technola and our own Schmoller & Mueller Player Pianos, made in
seven different styles. EVERY INSTRUMENT MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES.
Remember, we are FORCED to remove these Pianos and Player Pianos from our
building by January 1, 1912, in order to make room for the workmen to begin repairs on
our damaged building caused by the excavation of the Woodmen of the World build
ing. THE CONTRACT HAS BEEN LET.
Free $50 Coupon
Tills Coupon will bn norppted as first pay
nirut of iftno on any MOW Pliino or IMayr
riano In our storerooms, If presented before
January 1, llMli.
If you ar nnuMo to tall In person, please write for our Free. Catalogue and Price List. You ran
make no better tllirlstmas pmibase tlinn u Piano or Player llano. It will bring Joy and pleasure to
the entire household and your friends as well.
SCHMOLLER & MUELLER PIANO GO.
MYSTERY BAFFLES POLICE
Violent Death of William leppin at
Council Bluff Strange.
FOUND WITH BULLET WOUND
Drrolrrr I, lea Mrar ami a Short
Distance A war lit Home
Kntlrrlr Consumed tr
Council Bluffs police are baffled by an
unusual ohalu of clrcumntancra surround,
ins the violent death yesterday morning
of William Leppin, aged 70 yeari, who
liai been employed in the Milwaukee
Ieppln's body was found shortly before
noon about 200 feet east of hi ahack in
the Milwaukee yards. There was a bul
let wound In his head and nearby a re
volver was found.
At 4:40 o'clock In the morning: the shack
uct and one of these
you along these lines, bear in mind the fact that
there is more than a half century's good' reputa
tion for purity and well doing behind Duffy's
Pure Malt Whiskey that it has been used by
the Medical Profession, the Hospitals and in
the Homes with beneficial results all these years.
Then tell Mr, Dealer you want Duffy's Pure
Malt Whiskey that nothing else will do.
You are always assured when you use
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey whether it be as a
tonic stimulant for the sick and run down pat
ient, or in a little water at meal time, as an aid
to digestion that you are using the best that
can be made.
Duffy's I'u re Malt Wliikcy is sold by druggists, grocers and deal
era in sctUttl bottles, juire Vl.tNt. If you ran't procure It, let us knot
and we will U-W )u how to obtain it. Write for dot tor's advice and
ImioL of receipt for Isblo and sickroom.
Tin: m i rv mai.t
STEQER & SONS EMERSON
MEHLIN & SONS McPHAIL
1:111-13 FAltNAH 8TIU2KT,, OMAHA, NIC It. "
in which Ieppln and lila son lived waa
burned. When the firemen arrived they
did not find the place occupied.
Leppln's son, Martin, aged about IS
yearn, uuld to be weak menially. Is
iiiixrtlriK. and both Omaha and Council
llluff are being searched for lilm.
Whether ' I.cppln committed suicide or
was niuriltied and robbed, the police are
unable to say. Kvlileiues at the spot
where the. body waa found Indicate that
the aaed mult might have been murdered
and dragged to the place. The absence of
Hie von lends further mystery to the
The robbery theory is given strength
In tho fart that three days ago Ix-ppln
drew from the Milwaukee $80 In return
for his services. When founj the only
money on his person was $2.11.
The suicide theory is given some
strength by the fact that a few days ago
Leppin waa laid off by the railroad com
pany, and since that time he spent much
time brooding over the forced inactivity.
The key to success in business Is the
)ultclous and persistent use of newspaper
is no Substitute for
y's Pure Malt Ohiskey
Some dealers who think more of their profits
than of their service to their customers may try
and convince you that there is that something
he has to offer you is "just as good" as Duffy's
Pure Malt Whiskey. When you ask for our prod
substituting dealers talks
wiiiskkv it)., kociikstkh, n. v.
Schmoller & Mueller
DAVIS & SONS
$25 On Used Pianoc
Tbls coupon will be aerepted us first pay
ment on any NMUtnXY I'SKl) Piano or
Player Piano in our storerooms, If presented
before January 1, 1012.
Will of Anna Wilson
is to Be Contested
Informal notice of contest of Miss Anns
Wilson's will, bequeathing her fortune to
charity, has been filed In county court by
James II. i'alt of St. Louis, who claims
to be a brother of Miss Wilson. Hearing
on the petition for probate of the will,
which was set for November was In
definitely deferred by County Judge Les
lie to give Fait and his brothers time to
prepare for their contest.
The notice of the contest Is In the form
of a letter to the county court. Mr. l'alr
say s; that he and his ' brothers, thougli
poor men, propose to securo at leist a
part of Miss Wilson's estate, as they will
have no difficulty in proving their rela
tionship. He asks for the names and ad
dresses of Abraham L. Reed, named as
executor by Miss Wilson, and W. J. Con-
nell, attorney for the estate.
Formal contest will be Instituted by the
Pstts within a few days.
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