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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1911)
riiK OMAHA SUNDAY HKK: DKl'KMDKK- 17. Dill.
Old Omaha Landmark that is Passing Away
After almost half a century of service,
the old frame building on the southwest
comer of Dodge and Twelfth streets l
to be torn down. It will be replaced by a
new one-story brick building, to be erec
ted by Edward Beilen and occupied by
hta as a drug atore. The new bul'.dlns; will
be 40x100 feet and will be built stront
enough to uarry additional stories later
A. D. J ones, the first postmaster of
Omaha, conducted tnole Bnma mall
business In thta structure in the early
day. "I was surprised one day by a
visit from a woman.- (aid Mr. Rexien.
'She ranie In quietly nrd 1 T.enL to wa!i
on her. Fhe told me s.ie wanted noT!in3.
but hud Jutt come In to take a look over
the place. She was a Hecc ot A. P. Jens-,
and told me she uced to live hero with hsr
uncle when he was postmaster, the liv
ing room beins In the bad: pert . tha,.
time. Bhe had many interesting Incident
to relate, but I have fotrottnn- the par
ticulars. The building hCd been urc.il as a
drug store for almost forty years, aad
liefore that It was occupied as a frrocery
store by TVllliar.i Cenileir.an and Eiiwa.il
Fearon, both Wcii-kaowu oM sciiiero."
The original maicrial Is still hi the
building, the lumber having keen rj; t
a sawmill in l"lo.ern. anil liolcJ to
Omaha, or.e loal a day. No foundation
waa dug, the structure btin erected flat
on the ground. Afterward Gentleman .
Fearon had a small cellar dug about the
midde, in which to store vegelabies. No
change was made In the Interior arrange
ment over a long spell of years, until a
partition, was put In running east and
west down the center, wtf.i living rooms
on the south side. When he became the
otvner of the property Mr. Bexten had
this partition torn out, at the same time
closing a door formerly opening onto
"When we came to remodeling the old
building a few years ago." said Mr.
Bexteij. "we found that It-was Innocent
of platter, except In the chimney. The
old boards on the inside walls were aa
good almost as when first put on, and
over them we.'e several layers of wail
paper. New floors had been laid on top
of the eld ones as ntoeaslt? reiiulrcd.
lit T.lTW : X-$&&$Z!L I LW
OLADISU PHARMACY AT TWELFTH AND DODOB STREETS.
and now there are four thicknesses uf
flooring. The celling in also boarded, but
I put in a steel celling. An old carpenter
told us, at the time of remodeling, we
would find cottonwood Joists, and we
did. To saw through them, after they
had i been seasoned for nearly half a
century, wss like sawing through iron
The paws had to be sharpened every
few minutes. Those Joists would ap
parently last for ever If left In place."
Jack Nugent had a theater, the St.
Elmo, on the lot south of the old drug
store, for a good many years. This play
house was famous ull over the land in
its day, and as one old-timer put It, "Oot
so hot Is couldn't stand Itself," so it
burnt down to cool off. The drug store
wrathered tho fire, and Mr. Hexten be
lleves it was berause the cottonwood
boards wouldn't burn. The ncorvhed
boards still remain on the south wall,
and one of the stcvl truss rods of the
St. Klmo gallery is now holding together
the ftynt of this relic of old Omaha.
After Postmaster Jones and the gro
cery firm had used and moved out of the
building, someone, now forgotten, opened
a drug store thereJn. In a few years the
late "Billy" tllndlsh took possession and
held forth there for over a quarter of a
century, living In one side.. The Inmtlnn
was handy to a section of the population
thst tnado drugs a Inrge part of lis
dally and nightly diet, and the old drug
tore was a money maker. Now It x
counted as part of the wholesale distric t
and has been In demand by shrewd In
vestors, but Mr. Jlcxten. who has owned
tho property for five years, haa decided
to hold It end continue his business there
In a new and modern building.
BABIES GIYEfUWAY ERE
Thirty-Eight Arrive from New York
for Western Homej.
ONE YOUNGSTER LOSES SELF
Bat After Connt SearcU Is Made and
He Is Found Asleep Inder
' the teat, of the Rail
Testetday was the day they gave babies
away at the Union station. When the
morning tram over the Illinois Central
arrived, attached was an extra coach
In which there were thirty-eight New
Yorkera, ranging . from 2 to 6 yeari of
age. They were in charge of six attend
ants and were met by ' Manager Mc
Pheeley, who has charge of the central
western work ol the New York Found
ling Institute, e Catholic Institution that
looks after the placing ' of children in
suitable homes,'; '
While the Illinois Central train made its
stop at Council Bluffs, eight children
were disposed of there and the others
brought on to this city- Here, six were
given away and ' the remainder eer.t to
Fremont, Schuyler, Columbus and Grand
Island, where homes have been provided
for them. j
At the Union station, after the young
ster had been taken out of the coach
and herded .up In the station waiting
room, considerable consternation wa
caused by the fact that No. 88 wii miss
ing. The records showed that No. 28 was
with the others, but Just the same. No.
Zt was not viBlble when the count was
Again the youngsiors were counted, but
there was no No. SS among them. An at
tendant hurried back to the coach, and
there, under one of the seats, No. 36 was
found, fast asleep.
With one exception the children sent
out from New York at this time are all
white. This exception la a colored girl,
about 4 years of age. She waa consigned
to . Grand Island, where ah Is to be
adopted Into a well-to-do colored family.
Manager MoPheeley has headquarters
in Omaha , and travels over Nebraska,
Iowa, South Dakota and portions of Kan
sas. Thus he geta In communication
with famlllea where children are wel
comed. Wtien a man and his wife maka
application for a child. Manager Mo
Pheeley beglna an Investigation, . He
visits the home and looke Into the condi
tions, lie satisfies himself that the ap
plicants are people of good maxal char
acter, able to take caie ot a thliJ a:il
provide a good home. The applicants
leslgnato"th kind of a child they want,
deciding upon the sex, age, oolor, of hair
and eyes. Thta having been lo;io. Man
ager McPheeley gives them a certain
number and the application is csr.t on to
New York. There Is is kept on fila uut',1
a shipment of children la made, When
this occurs, one a:i9wci'lng the dc:1p
tion of the applicants, as near as possible,
Is given a number and so to speak, Uld
When the consignment reaohea Omaha,
applicant No, 23, for Instance, Is at tbs
V'nion station, where a child bearing a
corresponding number Is ready for de
livery. The adoption papers having been
previously prepared, and signed, No. ZZ
is turned over to Its foster parents.
Farther than the number the foster
parents never know anything concerning
No. 21 IU past is a sealed book to
everybody except the home officers of
the institute. '
Will Feed the Poor
Keflar Pleads Not
Guilty to Stealing
a Five-Cent Piece
On a charge of stealing 5 cents Thomas
J. Keller was arraigned In the criminal
division. of the district court.. He pleaded
not guilty. If convicted he will be sen
tenced to the' penitentiary for one to ten
years. Kellar Is the man who Is said to
have snatched a handful of change from
the pocket of Maurice Carroll, a street
car conductor, the night of November 14.
I,aroeny from the person Is the statutory
charge against him. No one knows Just
how much money the pickpocket got, so
In preparing the Information against Kel
lar the county attorney's office named
the smallest amount that could have been
taken from the conductor's pocket. He
J(ad no pennies. The amount stolen is
Immaterial In a larceny from the person
Geo. Wilcox Home
. The residence of George A. Wilcox at
121 South Thirty-third street was entered
by burglars Friday afternoon. Noth
ing of value was stolen, as 1)1 is the cus
tom of Mr. Wilcox to keep his vsluables
In a safety deposit vault: Entrance was
pained through a window In the rear of
the 'house. The burglary occurred" be
tween 2 and 5 o'clock while Mrs. Wilcox
was down town shopping. . Fifteen or
twenty drawevs were turned trpslde down
In the house.
Armour & Co. Buy Up
All the Fat Sheep
All the prlse-wliinlng stock In the fat
classes at the Sheep show has been
bought by Armour & Co., who will deco
rate the carcasses and exhibit them,
BRIEF CITY NEWS
Have Boot Frlat Xt.
Omaha Oeneral Kospital, Doug. ass. .
Xrrptlaa Ohooolrtea 30c. Myers-Dillon
Oiii Blso. natures, Burxosa-Qrauusa
Silver Mating, Gin. Plating Co- O.JoSi
Keep Your Money and Valuables In the
American Safe Dopuslt vaults in the Hoe
building. Hoxes rent for $1 er year.
Vernon in Critical Condition Frank
Vernon of Uldon, ukl., the tramp who re
ceived a broken back In a lumbr-r car
when four Union Pacific freight cars were
derailed near Lane Cut-Off, Is still liv
ing. He la at St. Joseph's hospital and It
Is reported that he cannot live much
Commissioners to Hot Meet Because
there was no important business to
transact the Board of County Commis
sioners did not ' hold their regular Sat
urday meeting. Commissioners Elsasser
anJ Plckard ore In Colorado, trying to
end the delays In shipment of marble for
the new county building. The board
passed the salary sheets Friday, so the
county employes . could fet their half
Bankruptcy Petition Filed A petition
has been filed, in the office of the clerk
of the federal district court by Herman
Cohen, Abe Perlsteln, Simpson Levor,
Sam Arnhoff. Mayer Edelman and Sam
Edelman,' asking that Joseph Friedman, a
cloak dealer on South Sixteenth street,
be adjudged bankrupt. The petitioners
state that Friedman Is Indebted to them
to the extent of several thoucand dollars
and that ne is Insolvent. All ot the
parties live, in Omaha.
DIDN'T CALL CQNNELL RASCAL
W, F. Dunmeier Croas-Examined in
. Tighe Alienation Suit. '
YEISEIt HINTS AT CONTEMPT
U. P. GIVES EMPLOYES
SOME CHRISTMAS MONEY
Pay day with the Union Pacific em
ployes Is on the first of each month, but
this month there will be two pay days.
Thn company officers realising that the
employes of the road have a desire to
buy Christmas presentH gave them a
pleasaat surpilse yesterdaV by paying off
for the first half of the present rminthj
Almost .1.000 fnlon Pacific clerks yes
terday drew salaries for the half ol
December that has expired: Ths euma
ranged from t30 up.
Key to the Situation be Want AJs.
Carry Away Plunder
The residence of J. T. Bvrne. 311 North
Thirty-first street, was ransacked by a
sneak thief Friday afternoon and all
the slverware and jewelry In the house
were stolen. The value of the gooda Is
estimated at $300. Mrs. F. W, Wallace, a
neighbor, saw a man go to the house at
1 o'clock Friday afternoon and ring
the door bell. When he did not receive
an answer, he went away and returned
in a short while to repeat the perform
ance. When Mrs. Byrne returned from a
shopping tour at 4 o'clock she found the
house In a topsy turvy condition.
Bert SorenBon reported to the police
that his home at 34?4 Davenport street
was entered by burglars Friday after
noon and over J100 worth of Jewelry and
silverware taken. No one saw the burglar
enter the house, but a clock on the
floor stopped at 2:45, and It la thought
the burglar did his work about that time.
As in the Byrne home the contents of
)1 the drawers and desks were scattered
over the floor.
Defendant Kemp Recites that lie
Found Aire. 1'lahe trying on
the Afreet anil that lie
Provided for Her.
Admission of William F. Dunmeier on
the witness tand that lie urged Mrs. W. ,
R. (Jarvan "not to get mixed up" In ttte
Tlghe-Kemp alienation suit, and the cor
roborative testimony of Mrs. Oarvan that
he urged her to avoid testifying In the
suit, Indicates that Dunmeier has been In
contempt of court, according to John O.
Tclser, attorney for William Tig he.
Dunmeier on cross-examination said lis
told Mrs. Oarvan that If she took the
witness stand for Tlghe aha would get
Into more trouble than she did when she
was a witness for Tlghe in the Tighe di
"Didn't you know she would be lluhle
to get Into trouble If she tried to avoid
testifying?" asked Jtalt; and "Didn't you
know you were liable to get Into trouble
for trying to keep her out of It?"
"No," was the answer. "I waa a friend
of hers and didn't want her to get In
trouble. I advised her for her own good."
Dunmeier emphatically branded as false
Sirs. Garvan's testimony that he told her
W. J. Connell of counsel fur Kemp wat
s racal. "I never aald anything of the
kind," he said. "I simply told her you
wore one of the best lawyers in town,
(mil probably would get her balled up
worse In this lawsuit than you did In the
divorce case." . t
Defendant on Stand.
Kemp, the defendant, took the wltnesj
stand to recite that In the spring of 1'JIO
he found Mrs. Tlghe cryinn on the street,
and she told him her husband had not
been home In several daya and had cut
off her grocery supply. He aald he told
the grocery store proprietor to furnish
her groceries and stood good for them,
and then apprised thn county attorney's
office of the situation.
A deposition of Miss Naomi Kennlston
of Cleveland, O., formerly a stenographer
for Kemp, related that Mlsa Kennlston
witnessed a quarrel, between Tlghe and
a man named Middlcton, the latter ac
cusing the former of . breaking up ms
Growing Christmas trees In pots, Im
ported from Germany; can be trans
planted; on sale Tuesday evening at 10c
each. BRANU15I8 STORKS.
N. H. Nelson, 3!K5 Pacific atreet, frame
The Salvation Army is laying plans for
the distribution of 1,000 Christmas din-
sners. Catherine Thomas, adjutant of the
army, has Issued a circular, appealing to
the people of the city, asking them to
send their contributions to corps head
quarters, 1711 Davenport atreet. From
, this point the dinners trill be sent out In
baskets to the needy ones.
'Has a Good Chance
Tlta condition of Hellwig Swanson, who
waa Injured In an automobile wreck near
Elk horn, Nebv last Friday night, is re
ported to have been slightly Improved.
He is slowly recovering from h!a Injuries
and the phyaloiaa attending him aaya he
now will In all probability recover en
WHAT shall buy Him for Christmas is the remark made
by nearly everyone you only have G more days and
the stores will nil lie crowded. Everybody will be iu
a hurry' and there is bound to be confusion. The lierj? ptoie
has m.-ide special preparations for the immense crowd that will
shop here. Extra salesmen, extra wrappers, extra cashiers.
You will not be delayed here. A mammoth Xnitis Uooth beau
tiful iy decorated with thousands of useful Xinas 'rifts w.is
built to ive the public quick sen'ice. We have on display the larg
est assortment of Men's and Hoys' Holiday gifts in Omaha. L'-t large
windows filled with novelties of every descrip
tion and just the article is here that would
please him best.
Kex-kwear, 25 $3
HatMlkercblefa, allk plain
and initial. .. .25 to $2
Combination Mi T I e a.
Hose Hdkfa. .50 to $2
Hats, allk opera, velour and
aoft 82 to 512
For tapa . 81.50 to $18
t ...500 to $2
Mufflers, Bilk Knit or Full
Dresa. .. .50 to 80.50
Fancy or Full Dreaa Vesta,
82.00 to 85.00
Novelty TW Kings,
' 75 to 82.50
laundry lings. Toilet Sets,
t..... 82.50 to 80.50
I'lnlirclliis, plain or folding,
t 81.00 to 80.00
Bath Robes $2.73
up to $45
rf 1 V ; v ,'-. S 2-
THE SCIIMOLLER CSL MUELLER
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This a.ilp lienlns Monday tnoriilitg, Docombcr IS, at 8 o'clock, and will continue until the 470
Iitur.on tiutt arc ol'fcic.l arc nil pold. and at the ihIccs they are marketl they will sell fast, be
cntist' wo hco ticlliiiK t hotit t lormt ns low hh 51.00 a week and will guarantee, every piano
to be in fh'Kt cla.ty ctnilltloti.
WE HAVE CUT THE PRICES ON
THESE 470 HIGH GRADE PIANOS
ThU U thp time of (ho year when piano itore3 reap harvest and never adverliae bargalna, etc.,
but every houao h;i It a own way of dolnir business
The Schmollcr & Mueller Way Is Dollar For
Dollar; Full Value, 365 Days in the Year.
Wo niuat have tho lloor apace for our 1912 atock, which Is here, and In order to enow them to
the proper tulvantiiRo w have picked 470 high grade, ellghtly uae4 pianos, all standard makes,
and have marked thorn down to actual cost.
A PIANO IS THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT OF ALL
Com In and see them, "aeelnn In believing." Don't let anything switch you In your determina
tion to see and examine theso, pianos. You will find such well known makes an
Steinway, Steger & Sons, Weber. Hard man, Emerson, McPIiail, Schmoller
& Mueller, Mehliti, Kml);, Ciiickerinj, Ktmbill, Ive s & Pond. Fischer,
Arlon, Davis & Son, Richter and 35 oiher Makes.
Also a Complete line of AEOLIAN PLAYER PIANOS, Including
WEBER, WHEELOCK, STECK, STUYVESANT and the TE0HNOLA
PIANO-alao our own SCIIMOLLER & MUELLER PLAYER PIANO.
30 DAYS' FREE TRIAL - NO MONEY DOWN
Free Stool Free Hewf Free Life Insurance 35-Year (Guarantee.
If you can't call, write us for full particulars and complete price list.
Open Evening" Fntll ChristniM. '
Sehmoller &. Mueller Piano Co.
M tut u fact urera Whtdeaalers lVtllr. .
1311-1313 Farnam St., bmaha. Neb.
mm& 5sfw$5o. . ipiii
Xftrf'JS f'fiiv''&l rlti ttilst Coupon with you and we will accept aam aa first C''V.? tP "2
rA';iV :i.JVrv5 J payment on any Now Piano or Player Piano In our warerooms, fftf'jIW'TijCt Vi Vi5
UXW-'-tVAV,i 'f Presented on or before January 1. 1912. r.W?
) Jji frJ ' The Oufdoor
Jrfl X Le at Galveslon
' ' aaaasassaasaaaaaamaass
i3 a source of never-ending delight to lovera, of eport.
You can fill your gamo hag without half trying you can he
sure of a day's "catch" of a dozen different kinds of fish in the
waters about Galveston tarpon fishing, the sport of kings, h
at its best hero quail and ducks in abundance.
BeBt of all,' you can spend every day out In the open under sunny
ekles, breathing; the pure, fresh salt sea air. You can take a plunge in the
surf, you can sail or drive, motor along: miles ot smooth Gulf roada, pic
golf, tennis or enoy the beach promenade In a roller chair. Afterwards,
j ou will look bock to daya ot rare delight spent at Galveston.
For comfort there's the new million-dollar Hotel Oalver, the crown
ing glory of thla delightful city, commodious, Inviting, as superbly equipped
as any eastern hotel a place that will add to your personal comfort and
enjoyment while la Galveston.
T.et me nd you a handsome BOOK I colore descriptive of
Hotel Ctelvti. Address ,
' JOHN F. LETTON, Manager. Hotel Calve z,
Going: to Galveston?
You will get there In better time and greater comfort by using the
Katy. Trains from your city make good connections at Kansas City with
The lfaty JTlVl?. fast limited train splendidly equipped with free re
clining chair cars, Pullman electric-lighted standard and observation sleep
ers. It runs over the Katy all the way, so there Is no danger of missed
connections or tiresome delays.
Tor fares, berth reservations or any Information in
regard to the journey, address
V. S. Ht. Goortio, Gen. Passenger Agent, M; K." & T. Ity.
Walimright Hldg., St. Ixnils, Mo.
-If you lose your pocketbook, umbrella,
watch or sotue other article ot value, the thing
to do la to follow the example of many other
people and advertise without delay in the Loat
and Found column ot The Dee.
That la what most people do when they lose
articles of value. Telephone us and tell your
loss to all Omaha lu a single afternoon.
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