Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 13, 1912, Page 9, Image 9
THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1912. 1 1 ft p U AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA Tax Collectors Will be Put to Work Gathering in Cash. COUNCIL MAKES APPOINTMENTS Fourth of July Celebration Commit tee Aaked to Donate Lumber aad Tent (or the Big Blowout. GUt of the Council Meeting. Short session convened at 5 p. m. Doctor William McCrann claims damage for injury dona to property on Twentieth street by the grading. Tin row, comprising four houses owned by A. J. Seaman, condemned by city building inspector. Also five buildings south of the tin row con demned. City council passed resolution pro viding for two tax collectors on a 20 per cent commission. The treas urer is to furnish the council with a list of the delinquent tax pay ers and the council will appoint the collectors. Committee on advertising for the Fourth of July celebration re quested to donate lumber, tent tops and lights for the celebration. Councilmanic committee visited the Higgins packing house locality for the purpose of inspecting the property now proposed to be vacated in favor of Higgins & Co. If City Treasurer John GilUn had hoped by the appointment of tax collectors to Increase his efficient organization that hope went glimmering yesterday after noon when at a meeting the council asked the treasurer to furnish the mem bers of the council with a copy of the list of the delinquent personal tax payers so that the list might be placed In the hands of two collectors to be appointed by the council at a 20 per cent com mission. A communication from City Treasurer Gillin said to have been en dorsed by County Treasurer W. G. Ure was read to the city council in support of Gillin's petition for a collector. The councilmanic body, while admitting, as did everyone else, the possible benefit to be realized by the hiring of a personal tax collector, took occasion to state specifically that the treasurer was to furnish the tax list to the council and not to the collectors who may be appointed. The appointments are to be made by the council, which will probably authorize the mayor to make the appointments. The name of E. E. E. Ridgeway, a for mer personal tax collector, was sug gested for the place. In a meeting of the committee the councilmen balked at the recurrent ex penses of the automobiles and wagons belonging to the city. Councilman Jack Walters asked that the city engineer be Instructed to draft plans for a new barn sufficient to house two auto mobiles and the patrol wagon, together with the team belonging to the patrol. The building Is to be built between the city hall and the police station. . It Is expected that the engineer will prob ably have the , plans complete for the next meeting, when bids will be called far. The council being fatigued after a day's sitting as a board of equalization and re view, hurriedly disposed of routine busi ness and adjourned until tomorrow, when the members, will again sit as a board of review. , ," Theater In Combine. Following the consummation of the dea' whereby the theatrical firm of Amos & Son Is to' occupy the new theater build ing at Twenty-fourth and M streets, it was stated by a prominent real estats man that the deal was but the first step looking to a consolidation of all the email theaters of the city under one management. As the report went, the consolidation would take in five picture shows, which it was said would be re duced to 5-cent houses after the open ing of the new Orpheum theater at Twenty-fourth and M streets. Late yesterday evening it was said that there was a deal on looking to the sale of the Besse theater now run by Amos & Son, who will take on the big show house at Twenty-fourth and M streets. Neither the alleged consolidation nor the sale of the Besse was confirmed. Magic City Briefs. For rent, two rooms, furnished for light housekeeping. 622 North Twenty-second street. Fred Moore, foreman of the storeroom at the Armour plant has gone visit his uncle in the Philippine Islands. He expects to be away for about one year. Miss Rose Kelley will be married this morning to Raymond Abbott of Omaha. The Eastern Star Kvslngton club will be entertained Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. C. L. Talbot, 722 North Twenty-second street. The Lefler Aid society will serve a strawberry shortcake supper on Thurs day, June 13, from 8 to 7:30 p. m. at the The Best Oil for All Makes of Motors Free from Carbon Are You Using POLARINE on Your Car? Our booklet, "Polarine Point ers," tells all about the Polailne Brand of automobile lubricants and contains many useful hints on the care of a car. Free, voai paid. Address any agency. Standard Oil Company SsBtaska Omit a Good Roads Boosters at Kansas City -Photo by Ralph Baird. K. C. H. E. Fredrickson, Chairman Country Roads Committe: J. Ed. George, Omaha Motor Auto Club; R. V. Hamilton, Capi talist and Good Roads Enthusiast; T. H. Pollock, Plattsmouth, Neb.. Good Roads Enthusiast; J. A. bunderlami. Chairman Good Roads Committee; Ward C. Glfford, Assistant Commissioner Commercial club. . Presbyterian church, Twenty-tuira and J streets. The Ladies' Aid society of St. Luke's Lutheran church will meet at the home of Mrs. a. H. Yerian, 1414 North Twenty fifth street, on Thursday afternoon. Mrs. George Harding. 916 North Twenty- seventh street, will entertain the i.en sington of South Omaha Woodmen Cir cle Grove No. 39 Wednesday afternoon. A meeting of the Fourth of July Booster club will take place Friday afternoon at i o'clock at the city hall in order to ar range lor the entertainment of the chil dren on the Fourth of July. All the teachers of the city are invited to attend the meeting. Mary Armstrong, aged 30 years, died Monday night at her late residence. Twenty-ninth and T streets. The funeral win be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the late residence of the deceased to Laurel Hill cemetery. Rv. Quarles officiating. Abundant Reasons "It's worth the money," was the remark a stock yards' man made when he slipped into an H S. & M. suit at Flynn's, and If you say it Mi'. Keaaer you woum sa bo too. lou can say the same thing about a lot of things at Flynn's. There's not a house In America that tries harder or succeeds oftener to give you the big value. There are abundant reasons why we can and do do it, but we cannot do any good to tne man tnat won t look. JOHN- FLYNN & CO. Texas Man Bobbed in Bluffs; Assailant Taken on Omaha Car Claude St. Clair of San Antonio, Tex., enroute from Fort Worth, Tex., to Mc intosh, S, D., with a shipment of cattle for D. B. Zimmerson of Fort Worth, was slugged and robbed in the Council Bluffs Milwaukee railroad yards shortly before 6 o'clock last evening by a man who scraped an acquaintance with him. He was knocked senseless by a blow from a blackjack and all. of the money he had in his possession; K5, was taken by his assailant, who Immediately fled. Detective Burke of the Milwaukee road had seen the two men together and was able to give a good description. A rail way call boy was found who had followed the thug until he saw him get aboard an Omaha car.- The boy gave the Bluffs officers the number of the car, and thea, together with a. description of the holdup, was telephoned to the Omaha police. De tectives Lahey and Van Dusen met the car and easily picked out their man, who was Identified. The man gave his name as James Fran cis Donahue, but refused to return to Council Bluffs without a requisition. St Clair was not badly hurt. Man Struck by Auto, Suffers Broken Arm While running to catch a street car at Fourteenth and Harney streets at 11-30 o'clock last night, William Garhan, a cattle salesman of David City, was struck by an' automobile driven by Clyde Attor ning, 2418 Indiana avenue. Garhan sus tained a broken arm and minor lacera tions and was taken to the St. Joseph's hospital .where Drs. T. T. Harris and L. W. Ellwood attended him. Patrolman Carney arrested Aldernlng soon after the accident, but he gained his release a few hours later on bond. Garhan is employed by the Bryan Clow Commission company of South Omaha. IOWA LABOR FEDERATION MEETING AT MUSCATINE MUSCATINE, la., June 12,-Echoes of the strike of the button workers were heard at the opening session of the Iowa State Federation of Labor conven tion today, when the addresses of wel come were delivered by those who were prominent In the protracted struggle. Governor B. F. Carroll was termed a coward by Emmet Flood of Chicago, national organizer of the American Federation of Labor, because of his fail ure to defend the provisions of the work ers' agreement; the courts were assailed and the local police authorities scored for their antagonism. Mayor Koehler, who welcomed the dele gates, was also scored by Mr. Flood. A complete revision of the labor laws of Iowa will be asked of the state legis lature, if the convention follows Presi dent A. L. Urlck's recommendations. Other legislation recommended In his an nual reports includes a force of in spectors for the state labor bureau and provisions for protection against occu pational disease. There Is a great deal jof politics in evidence at the convention. ine socialists louay vunuiiueu u?ir ac tivities' and their anti-administration campaign plans. Conservatives and trade unionists opposed to the socialist move ment are, however, all behind President Urick and his associates. GENERAL SMITH TO TAKE CHARGE OF ENCAMPMENT DES MOINES. June 13 (Special.) Gen- ieral F. A. Smith of the Department tf i the Missouri will have personal charge of ! the annual state encampment of the Iowa National Guard to be held In August at ! Iowa Falls. There will be present the Sixth cavalry, United States army, and all four of the Iowa, regiments of the guard, and one of the largest encamp ments ever held will be the result. AEROPLANE FALLS WITH TWO Army Lieutenant and Employe of Wright Company Killed. ACCIDENT'S CAUSE NOT KNOWN Body of Army Officer Thrown Twenty Feet from Wrecked Ma chine After Fall of Seventy Five Feet. WASHINGTON, June 13.-Another fear ful toll was taken by aviation tonight when the mutilated bodies of Lieutenant Leighton W. Hazlehurst, Jr., Seventeenth infantry, United States army, and Alfred L. Welch, a professional aviator in the employ of the Wright brothers, were hauled from under the debris of a col lapsed aeroplane. The accident occurred while they were attempting to make the tests required by the government in a machine contracted for by the War de partment. Although an army board was appointed immediately to determine the cause of the accident, it is probable the real cause of the machine's failure never will be known. The crash came so suddenly and unex pectedly that the two met their death without being able to make a single move to arrest their fall. Seven army flyers were among the score of spectators, but they cannot explain the accident. Falls on Final Test. It was shortly after 6 o'clock that the Wright machine was run out in front of the long line of hangars. For several days Aviator Welch, whose home is in this city, had been busy demonstrating the aeroplane. AH of the War depart ment's requirements had been met except a climb of 2,000 feet within ten minutes carrying a load of 460 pounds. Welch knew the machine was capable of meet ing the test, for it had been accomplished at Dayton, O., by Orville Wright before it was taken to College park and he had been made impatient by several failures. "I'm going to make that climb tonight or know the reason why," he said as he began to tune up. "I am tired of fool ing," he added. A few minutes later he announced tha he was ready. Lieutenant Hazlehurst fol lowed Welch Into the mahclne, taking the passenger's seat. The aeroplane move! off steadily and flew the length of the field, rising 200 feet. As It was turned toward the group of army officers be fore the hangars Welch dipped sharply to indicate to the official timer that he was ready for the stiff test climb. The dip carried the machine to within about seventy-five feet of the ground and it then straightened out sharply too quickly, the observing army flyers thought. Without warning the aluminum wings crumpled or collapsed upward, so that they almost met above the engine. The machine dropped, then turned its nose toward the earth and dived. The accident occurred about 1,000 feet from the , hangars, and when the first witness reached the wreck it was seon that both of the men were dead. WeJch was burled In the debris, but the body of Hazlehurst had been catapulted fully twenty feet away after the machine struck. Welch's clothes were practical'y all torn from his body, which was bruised and battered. Hazlehurst's skul! was fractured and his head greatly dis figured. Captain Charles Def Chandler, com manding the army aviation corps, at one convened a board of inquiry, consisting of seven army officers who had been wit nesses to the catastrophe. Iowa S'fwi Notes. FORT DODGE Jacob Oleson, a hermit, was so excited last night when three neighboring men invaded his solitude and paid him a visit, that he expired within a few minutes. Hurrying to another room to get a light, the hermit, who was 68 years old, dropped heavily to the floor. The men hurried to see what was the matter and found him dead. FORT DODGE-While returning from mass Sunday, morning. Mrs. James Tracy of Barnum, aged 74, because suddenly 111, found her way into the home of a friend, and instantly expired. Heart trouble Is assigned as the cause of death. She was the mother of thirteen children, ten of whom grew to maturity. Her husband was a pioneer farmer in Webster county. C LA RINDA James A. Wolf aged 37 year3 died Sunday morning in the state asylum at Clarinda. He was the son of a one time prominent Grant township farmer of Union county. His mother and one brother live in MoCook, Neb. The body was brought here last night for burial and interment will take place to day at Harmony cemetery In Grant township. CRE3TON At a recent meeting of the Stockholders of the Creston, Winterset and Des Moines proposed lnterurban rail way a decision was reached that a hold ing or bond company would be formed among the stockholders themselves to underwrite the bonds needed for com pleting the fund to build the road from her to Macksburg. The management stated they had been unable to find pur chasers for the bonds without giving such a large stock bonus It was feared the local control of the road would be Imperiled and the company decided to write their own bonds. As the bonds will represent only about one-half the ocst of the property It is thought the securily wlll be ample. The management stated that about one-half the required sum for the building of the road from here to Macksburg had been subscribed and It la now believed an impetus has been given the movement that will put It a long ways ahead and see the actual work soon started. NEW RIGHT-OF-WAY BILL Norris Measure Strengthened Make it Constitutional. to HEARING IN BEADY PEINT CASE Testimony of Oourtland Smith of American Press Association Taken Bearing I'pon Subject of Cutting Rates. (From a Itaff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. D. C. June .-(Special Telegram.) The Norris bill regard ing the Union Pacific right-of-way was favorably reported today by Senator Cummins. While striking all out after the enacting clause, and inserting an en tirely new bill, the provisions are in ef fect much the same as thoBO which passed the house. A new section was inserted further to strengthen the validation of the title held by private owners along the right-of-way. It provides that "any portion of the right-of-way which has been un der the law applicable to that subject, abandoned as a right-of-way, is hereby granted to the owner of the land abut, ting thereon." The new bill was draftee, to meet pos sible objections on the ground oil con stutlonallty and specifically validates the title to private owners to the land in dispute, whether they hold by deed' or other conveyance, by the law of adverse possession as defined by the laws of the state in which the land Is situated or by abandonment as a right-of-way by the railroad. H. H. Fish, secretary of tha Western Newspaper Union and General John C. Cowin of Omaha, counsel for George A. Joslyn, president of the company, ap peared before a subcommittee of the Judiciary committee of the house today to answer to the charge made against the Western Newspaper Union In Con gresman Taggart's resolution that said newspaper union was a combination in restraint of trade. Courtland Smith, president of the American Press association, was the principal witness heard today, General Cowin asking a few questions of the wit ness to get the record straight. The ex amination was listless, nothing or a sen sational character developing from Mr. Smith's testimony, although his associa tion brought the Western Newspaper Union to the attention of the Depart ment of Justice, according to those. In terested in the Omaha concern, on the ground that it was cutting rates. After the testimony of Mr. Smith the subcommittee adjourned without fixing a time for the 'hearing of Mr. Fish, and the chairman of the subcommittee. Representative Carlin of Virginia, frankly stated that he had little idea when the hearings would be resumed as many of the members wanted to drop the matter altogether. It will be at least two weeks before the name of the West ern Newspaper Union is heard In the Judiciary committee for they have the Archbald Investigation In hand. Holds Your Sock Smooth As Your Skin Boston Garter is the ONLY garter with rubber button clasp that will not injure the sheerest hose. Lisle 25c Silk SOc SOLD EVERYWHERE Georce Frost Co, Malr.r., Boiton. v".' 1 Nme 1 II PLAN T, R, MASS MEETING Demonstration to Occur Friday Aft ernoon at Theater. UNINSTRUCTED LIST VALUABLE One Thousand or More loirnns Will lf llronattt to IhW-nso Saturday Mfcht to Help Cummin' mitllilary. CHICAGO. June ll.-Roosevelfs leaders tonight announced details of a mass meeting for Friday afternoon which will be staged at Chicago's largest theater a a spectacular preliminary to the opening of the republican national convention next Tuesday. Congressman William Kent of Califor nia, who mode the announcement of the proposed demonstration said that the principal address at the meeting would be delivered to Judge Ren B. LInd?ay of Denver, and Attorney Francis J. Heney of San Francisco. It Is probable that Governor Johnson of California and Gov ernor Stubbs of Kansas also will speak. Developmtnts todny Indicated that the fight between the Taft and Rooseevlt forces In the sessions of the national convention for contested seats was al most equalled by the "gum shoe" cam paign being made for delegates listed in the unlnstructed column. Both sides. It was learned, had decided to attempt to get a possible balance of power through this source. Although many of the unln structed delegates already have been pledged by state leaders either to Taft or Roosevelt, other campaign managers privately have expressed ability to secure fifty Qf more for their candidates. In case the decisions by the national com mutes In the contest cases send Presi dent Taft and Colonel Roosevelt Into the convention on practically an even basis, the unlnstructed men may determine the final outcome of the fight, It is argued. R. R. McCormlck of Chicago today was named by William Fllnn of Pitts burgh as the chairman of the committee which will meet and direct the activities of Roosevelt delegates before and during the national convention. Mr. McCormlck will name his own list of assistants, who will number about 100. Cummins Forces Bnty. While the work of the Roosevelt and Taft leaders held the foreground during the day. the Cummins and La Follette men were busy with plans for furthering the candidacies of the Iowa senator and the' Wisconsin senator. John McVicar of Dea Moines and former State Senator F. L. Maytag of Iowa said that a large Cummins demon stration would be held in Chicago on Saturday night. It Is planned to bring a delegation of 1,000 or more lowans Into Chicago from Des Moines aboard special trains on that day. United States Sena tor W. S. Kenyon, who went to Wash ington today, will return to Chicago In time to preside at the Cummins iyas meeting. Walter L. Houser, Senator La Toi lette's campaign manager, said that a large delegation of Wisconsin men would arrive in Chicago on Monday. Barnes Will Not Compromise. A murmur of gossip suggesting a pos sible compromise candidate, which swept through the hotel lobbies today and to night, drew forth a vigorous statement from William Barnes, Jr., of New Tork. Mr. Barnes gave out the following com ment, on behalf of the Taft delegates: "There has been talk, and some news paper publication, this evening, regard ing a compromise candidate for presi s S s ur Orea "In my many years' experience as a Piano buyer, I have never seen or heard of so many high grade standard musical instruments, of so uniformly high qualities, offered at such a low price. I have examined each one of the instruments and for beauty, workman ship and tone qualities they are the peer of any instru ment sold." e Paid For the Pianos, the Piano Players, the Player Pianos, and the Electric Pianos, that we are offering in this sale and as is the custom with us, we always pass on to our friends and customers as great a bargain as we receive ourselves. This means that every instrument offered in this sale will be sold at a price of 50 less than the usual retailer's price. Saturday Will Bo Piano Buyers' Day You will be able Saturday to purchase a Piano from us and in the purchase will save actually save from $125.00 to $300.00, depending upon the character of the instrument purchased. Remember the day, SATURDAY. Remember the place, HAYDEN BROS. Remember that the greatest Piano bargain ever presented to any Piano buyer will be found here Saturday. Watch Friday evening papers for description and prices. dent. This rroposal Is purely a ruse oi the part of tha Roosevelt forces, ' who realize that they will be defeated in the convention and are now endeavoring to break up the Taft alignment by talking compromise. "Mr. Roosevelt said, and In this I agree with him. 'the compromise candi date will be me.' That the Roosevelt men themselves are talking compromise tonight is positive evtduice of the lofj of their cause, and of their hope of cre ating dissension In the ranks of Presi dent Taft, th rough appealing to the very natural instinct on the part of any repub lican to avert a sharp division of forces. But the purpose is perfectly clear to the delegates here assembled. "My only object In making this state ment is that it may be given such cur rency that it will also be clear to the publicans throughout the country." Mr. Barnes was emphatic in his declara Hon that there would be no compromise. Persistent Advertising Is the Road to Hi 4; Returns. BURGLAR IS ARRESTED IN ATTEMPT T0JNTER SALOON Walter Johnson, a negro, was arrested st 1 o'clock this morning by Officers Lahey and Fahey while he was attempt ing to enter the J. C. Klauek saloon st Twenty-fourth and Sprague streets. The burglar gained ectranc to the satooa by sm&shlns a side window snd clttnbicg in with tho aid cf a plank. Hs ma seen b aeUhbors. who called the police. KEEP COOL if It takes a cool body to make a cool head. In the office, shop, factory or on the street j any place, anywhere, comfort and coolness can be had in Loose Fitting B. V. D. Underwear. Thk Rid o t rw MADE. Undcrihirti and Knee Length Drawers. 50c,75c, $1.00 snd $1.50 Mil BEST WETAllTRADC m garment. i, .MMrf on eiy B. 'Tsis no undergarment without this ;V The B. V. i 0 Our Manager from Chicago Writes: a Very Low Price Calling of Loans of Central Banks in 1907 Admitted a Mistake NEW YORK, June 12. The action of the clearing house In calling the loan certificates nf the Central bank during the aftermath of the panic of 1907, as a sequence of which the bank failed, was admitted today by A. Barton Hepburn to have been a mistake. Mr. Hepburn was chairman of the clearing house committee at the time. Mr, Hepburn, together with Frank A. Vsnderlip, president of the National City bank, came as a voluntary witness to- . day before the committee which is In vestigating the money trust. During his examination Mr. Hepburn also conceded that it "may be true" that a few meti in New York practically dominate the money situation in this country and throughout the world. Mr. Hepburn after testifying that In effect he had promised the Oriental's directors that the Clearing house would stand by the Institution "until the last ditch" said that If he had been In New ' York at the time the certificates of this and the Morse Institutions were called "he did not think" the banks would have failed. The witness said the failure of con gress to enact adequate monetary legis lation was the reason why clearing houses were obliged to extend their ac tivities beyond their legitimate functions. WEAR B.V.D. Wmwi LaUt FOR ThEI B. V. D. Union MUtSlFt.-3U-U7) fi $L00 and $5.00 V. D. UndwgarmmitL D. Company 1 i ML A a suit. fWY'