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THK BEE: OMAHA, Tilt KSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1913.
BRIEF CITY NEWS
CopWjr, Jawalar, SIB 8. lsth, 35th year.
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Baturna from Tlalt to Scotland
After a two months' vacation spent In
the vicinity of hla old home In Glasgow,
Scotland, James Burness, deputy col
lector of customs, has returned to
Omaha. Glasgow was Mr. Burness'
home for thirty ycara.
Colnmona Merchant a Bankrupt
Abraham Roecnbenr. a merchant at Co
lumbus, Neb., has filed with tho cleric
of the United States district court a pe
tition In bankruptcy. Inabilities are
placed at 2,791.42, with assets of 2,7M.65.
An exemption of V37.7S Is claimed.
New Parcel Post
Station at Depot
Open for Business
Omaha's new parcel post terminal sta
tion at the Burlington passenger depot
waa opened for business yesterday
with B h. Cain In charge, assisted by
lBht men. The new station Is located
In the express rooms of tho depot, oc
cupinff a apace of about 40x100 feet.
With the locating here of the new ter
minal station for handling parcel post
mail, Omaha la placed upon the mall
maps as one of the most Important mall
points In the United States, And while
the station Is known as the Omaha ter
minal, more correctly speaking. It Is the
terminal, or rather the clearing house,
for all Nebraska parcel post mall.
Malt out on the many lines east, south
and north of Omaha ami destined for
offices In Nebraska, will come In bulk,
or bo pouched on the Nebraska termlnaj
and there worked out for the lines or
offices to which It la to go.
I'or the present the blue tag, or mag
ailno mall, will continue to be worked at
the Coun(ll Bluffs terminal, but eventu
ally It la expected that It will come to
this aide of the river for distribution to
the line west, north and south.
The business of the first day, or rather
of the early morning, at the now ter
minal consisted of 163 packages. It Is
expected that this will be doubled btfore
the end of the week.
Alfred E, Duncan, j
Former Omaha Man,
Dies at Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3. Alfred K.
Dtineani president of the Franklin Insur
ance company and widely known In In
turace circles throughout tho country,
iled early today. He waa 49 ycara old.
Mr. Duncan- waa at one tlmo connected
with tho Inaurance bualnesa In Texas, Ne
braska, Utah, Idaho and Montana- He
waa vice president of the Eastern Union
of Inaurance companies and a member
qfhe executive board of the Southeast
Mri "Duncan lived In Omaha during the
latter ..part' f the 0s aod waa engaged
In the Insurance business then. While
hare- he married Margaret Mltlett, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mlllett, who
are now residing- with their second daugh
ter. Mrs. Frank McCreary, S416 Mander
aon street, Omaha. Mrs. McCreary leaves
this evening for Philadelphia to bo with
Mrs. Duncan until some time after tbe
At the time of the San Francisco earth
quake and fire, Mr. Duncan waa among
the Inaurance adjustera who straightened
out the losses, and at that time la said to
have overworked himself, it waa ahdrtly
after completing tho work at the Golden
Date city that he waa elevated to his
Are Found in Milk
by City Chemists
Clauds F. Bossle, city dairy Inspector,
has had milk sold by Omaha dairy men
examined bv chemists for traces of Pre
servatives, believing the unusual ab
sence of microbes Indicated the uae of a
solution, of some aort to destroy the
germs. The report of the chemists re
ceived shows no trace of any of the
"Tho bacteriological teats of milk aold
by Omaha dairies are made by two bac
trln1nelts." aald Bossle. "Dr. Millard
Langfeld and Prof. C. F. Crowley ex
amine samples of tho milk which I take
from wagons and send their reports,
without comparison, to the health office,
wher they are filed.
vnr tha month of November these re-
nnrti indicated a tnoit unusual absence
of microbes. The milk, under theae
testa, proved to be the cleanest milk sold
In the city for many months.'
PITY MOW WANTS PAY
FOR FILLING WATER DITCH
The city of Omaha Intervened Wednea-
day In the suit of the Water board
a walnut Jackson & McKenile, contract
ors bv becoming a cross-petitioner with
a claim of $300 for work done in filling
the ditch left by the contractors after
their work on the Wg main from Lake
afreet to Miller park had been aban
The Water board had originally sued
th contracting firm for alleged failure
to complete Its work of Installing the
water main aa It had contracted to do.
The board held money due for the work.
nd many Individuals and flrma then pe
tltloned that the Water board pay them
mnnev on claims hold against Jackson
McKenzle. As one of these latter
cross-petltlonera the city now appears
with Its claim of 300, alleged to be due
the city for filling tho ditch left by the
The Stan Who Weleot Himself
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nervous or dliiy spella, poor Bleep, ara
all aymptoma that will disappear with
the regular uae of Foley Kidney Pills
They put the kidneys and bladder In a
clean, strong and healthy condition, and
rheumatic pains, stiff joints, lumbago and
Irregular bladder action are all relieved
promptly when Foley 'Kidney Pllla are
taken. For sale by all dealers every.
GIYES UP FREE JOB BUREAU
Patiey Havey Abandons Benevolent
Scheme to Help Workers.
NOT GENERALLY IN EARNEST
Moat of the FcIIcmt Seeking Km
ptnymrnt Are I.nWcvinrm Ahont
Keeplnsr Occupied and MnUr
No Itenl Effort nt It.
Patsy Havey. assistant to Tollce Com
missioner J. J. Hyder, has sadly aban
doned the fret, employment bureau of
which he Was the proud proprietor a few
months ago. Havey's reasons for aban
doning tho bureau In the winter, when
long, thin lines of men are looking for
Jobs, are two first, he could not find
employers for laborers, and second and
last, he could not find laborers for em
ployers. "Business men called up this office
several tlmc," said Havey, "und asked
me to send them some workmen, and I
couldn't. After a while they quit call
Ing. Then the laborers came In and
wanted work and I called up the busi
ness men who had. wanted help and
found they had all the labor they could
Not only Kyder's office, but the
mayor'a also la besieged In winter by
tho scorca of Jobless men who seek, or
assert they seek, jobs to save them from
freezing and from starvation.
Havey, speaking out of vast experi
ence, said the majority of them had no
real yearning for work. Ho thinks tho
Associated Charities takes care of tho
unemployed married men, nnd that tho
single men have no desire to bo taken
earn of. He said:
"A lot of these fellows bum through
tho winter or until their money Is gon.
They go out and work for a while, get
their stake and como to town to spend
It. first thing they do Is to secure their
lodging, or flop, and then to proceed to
blow their change.
"They all hang together. If one man
cornea In with a lot of money and don't
want to spend It, they get him drunk
and steal It. And that Is all right with
him. He Joins the gang then.
"However, the majority of these men
deposit enough money with some agency
when they como In to pay their ship
ment back to work when they're broke,
which Is about all they noed."
Lincoln Wants the
Omaha Office to
Handle the Mail
Because of the Increased volume of bus-
Inesa slnco the advent of tho parcel post,
facilities for handling mall, pending the
erection of a new building for which a
$275,000 appropriation haa been made, are
Inadequate nt the Lincoln postofflce. In
an effort to devise waya and means of
coping with the situation until the new
pc-stoffce haa bn built. Colonel E. It.
Blxcr, postmaster at Lincoln, la In Omaha
to confer with local officials of the de
partment. He hope to arrange to have
some of the capital city poatofflce busi
ness transacted at this office tempo
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(or acts as a laxative.) Beer is very nutritious when consumed with
meat, cheese and bread and it is greatly undervalued as
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Phone Douglas 6662 802.810 Douglas Street, Omaha, Neb.
Omaha's Public Schools
TOTAL SCHOOL POPULATION. . .
Average number belonging.
Average dally attendance . .
Average per teacher
Average per school (grades)
Number of teachers
The present school population, Including
all 'minors between tho ages of S and tl
years. In Omaha Is 3.S. This number
comprises those attending schools of any
character elsewhere aa welt aa those In
local parochial schools. The population
figures have varied very little In lato
The public school enrollment, according
to tho census for the present school year,
Is 21,305, divided as follows!
In high school or nlnln, tenth, eleventh
and twelfth grades, 2,496.
In grammar or fifth, sixth, seventh and
eighth grades, S.K3..
In primary or first, second, third and
fourth grades, 9.S7.1.
In kindergartens. 2.111.
In night school, EWi.
The aveirago dally attendance falls 6,490
below In the following divisions: High
school, 1,981; grammar and primary,
11,316; kindergartens, 1,375: night schools,
The public school enrollment of 21.505,
comprises 20,635 whites and 650 colored.
The Incmuio In tho total enrollment over
the last school year, ending Juno 14, 191S,
is 696, but the comparison Is not accur
ate, for the reason that new enrollments
are always made In February, and the
figures given for the present t-ehool year
will, therefore, be Increased. Compari
sons ot any of these figures with the
statistics for the ending of tho last school
year would not be accurate for tho samo
reason. As a matter of fact. Increases
will 1)0 shown all along the line, from
population down. The total population
for the last year was JS.7T0, and that
figure will undoubtedly bo surpassed
next February when the new censua Is
There are some S.000 children In the
parochial schools of the city. Subtract
ing these from tho 28,368, the total school
population, we have 25,308 of whom 21,315,
as we have seen, are enrolled In the pub
lic schools, and 14,815 are attending, about
half tho total census, which la regarded
as very good. That seems to leave a
very small margin for those attending no
school or colleges and universities away
Why are even so many out of school
entirely? Do not our state compulsory
school and child labor laws require at
tendance of all? All under 16 ycara of
age, yes. And about November 1, a aur
vey showed some thirty-five youths un
der 16 years of age In Omaha not attend
ing any school, a record rightly regarded
as remarkable. Every orle of theso was
reporting punctually to the truant of
ficer, n. I Carver, who, by tho way,
la a busy and hard-working school of
ficial. He la all but ubiquitous and
knows every chltd, It seems, by hla
rough. All boys out ot school must
make regular reports to the truant of
ficer and their employers are responsible
for such compliance.
The. vast majority, then, of those out of
school are under 16. Everybody knowa
that many boya and girls over 16 are
earning their livelihood, and so the state
.Mi 2ir man sk. '.'fx
Dietetic Value of
11 n Member nf Thr nee Staff.
does not concern Itself with keeping lab
There Is a sharp difference between
enrollment and attendance and also be
tween enrollment and members belonging.
For Instance, the public school enroll
ment la 21,306, the remainder, after sub
tracting from the total school popula
tion those' In parochial and distant
school and no school at all. The average
dally attendance, la 14.M5 and the average
number belonging, 15,110. Uaually when a
teacher apcaka of her enrollment she
really means the number belonging, for
f,h la scarcely concerned with the en
Many boys and girls drop out. The
number ot withdrawal for the preaent
school year Is already above 4.00O. while
last year It waa not quite 4,(0).
At present Omaha has 563 members of
Its public school teaching force, appot
tloned aa follows: High school 72, high
school of commerce 29, grammar and
primary grades 333, kindergartens 55.
night achool 8, apeclal teachera' auper
vtsors 9, prlnclpala 35. manual training 21
How many puplla to a teacher? First.
the high school haa n total enrollment
ot 2,496 and attendance now of about 1.40O.
Ist year the attendance went to 1.700.
and It will this year when the February
Influx comes. At ono time a year or two
ago It had about 3,400, but could only
care for them by holding half-day ses
sions. Incidentally, those who are dla
posed to think the high school ought to
care for 2,000 pupils all the time, may
overlook the fact that a great deal of
space Is taken up by manual training
tables and apparatus. But the seventy
two techers of tho high school at pres
ent haa an average per teacher In actual
dally attendance of a fraction over
nineteen pupils, sufficient to aggregate for
the school about 1.390,
Now, there oro thirty-four schoela
comprising the grammar, primary and
kindergarten grades, with a combined en
rollment ot 18,708. giving to each schoot
an average of B60; a combined attend
ance of 12.703. and averago attendance
of about 373. That takes In all the large
and small grades schools, but excludes
the high school of commerce, the tech
nical school and the night schools.
Each teacher, Including the principals.
In the grammar and primary grades has
an average enrollment of 60.1 pupils and
attendance of 34. Each kindergarten
teacher haa an averago enrollment ot
38.4 pupils and an attendance ot X. Tho
little folks. It will be seen, aro rather
Irregular In attendance and yet not more
so than the others.
The dally overago attendance for each
teacher In all the public schoola ot the
city ten ycara ago waa thirty-five, and
previous to that It had run aa high aa
forty-five, though not for many years.
The city employed, all told, 420 teachers
ten years ago for the same number of
graded achoola end the high school,
wlilch was very much smaller then than
now, Tho Increase In the teaching force
of 143 In these ten years Is not large as
compared with the progress and develop
If in doubt
ment of the system of education, com
passing the growth In klndergartena, the
high school, manual training, nlchi
schools, the addition of the hl6h school
or commerce and the technical achool.
Which IS Starting OUt with Rhnllt fnrlv
Another 5rhonl Article Hnon.
BIG TRACT IN MONTANA
NOW SUBJECT TO ENTRY
'I'iMiiireiu n uin nuriingion
has been advised that December 6. In
Montana, In Yellowstone and Rweet
Orass counties west of Billings, l,000
acres of land that since 1 haa been
held subject to entry under tho provl
slona of the lawa applying to Irrigated
tracts, will bo thrown open to settle
ment and may be take, ut, n home-
cKii.m .ii 0.11 acres eacn.
In 1903 the land now to be opened to
arttlcment ., .
,. -", limn inn pun
lc domain on the theory that It could be
.......... ,v Dr).n aeterinlncil
that water cannot bo turned upon It.
hence It becomes a dry farming and
straight agricultural proposition.
P0ST0FFICE READY FOR
THE RUSH FOR STAMPS
More postage stamps are used In De
cember, owing to the Christmas mall,
than at any other season of the year, and
to meet, the Increased demand for them
the Omaha postofflce haa received $30fi,SK
worth of stamps of all denominations;
totaling In number l!Ano.OOO,
Live experienced salf.men to handle
our lino In the statea of Nebraska, South
Dakota, Missouri and Kansas, dive full
information In flrat letter. Ounther Con
fection Chocolate Co., 726 V. Jackaon
Blvd., Chicago, III.
In endlera variety
900 Silk and
Includes all the
From a Well
York Maker of
High Class Waists.
Some are worth $6.50
Some are worth $7.00
Some are worth $7.50
Some are worth $8.50
All on Sale Thursday at
Odd Sizes in Popular Corsets
Kabo, La Vida, R.
Not a completo lino In any ono
i! sizes, and all aro excellent, up-todato models. The former prices wero
Perfect Fitting Brassieres and Confiners, Worth $1, at 50c Each 3
Our Immenso Basement Salesroom has boon trasformed into a Fairyland of Toys. It la tho delight
of every little boy and girl In Omaha. Tho toys they will hopo for on Christmas morning aro the toys
they will seo here. Everything that Is new In a toy.doll, game or novelty for Christmas is surely hero.
Cnt-Out lllock Figures anil Letters 08fr
The Popular Game, Flinch, at 25fr
$a Quality Kugby Foot Halls at Q8
Combination Hoards, 20 Games, nt 08 d
All Hoys Want Meccano Seta gl to g3Q
The Gift a
$1 German Sil
ver Vanity cases,
with coin bolder,
powder puff and
card case, all
all slzos up to
nene "finish, will
Silver Plated Ini
Rings at . .256
$2 Sterling Silver Manicure Beta,
in liollf boxes, at 1
$10 Solid Gold Shell Vanity Cases,
10-year guarantee 5
$2 Solid Gold La Valllcres, spe
cial at gl
$2.(50 Baby Lockets or Cross ana
Chain, special gl
OVERCOAT SALE SATURDAY
The ityUs and qualitut are all th$ moat desirable and fashionable Mnda. The
values will be most remarkable ever offered in Omaha. Watch every daily paper
for later particulars. See the window displays.
Jimmie Hoye of
Tammany Hall on
His Native Heath
James (Jlmmlel J. Hoye, deputy stato
Insurance commissioner of New York,
Is taking a few days off from work and
spendlitf them In Omaha, the guest of
A. V. Klnsler, 3SW Farnam street He
and Mr. Klnsler are old friends and he
and W, J. Hynes were youngstera to
gether out In old Oroeley county.
The fact la Mr. Hoyo Is one of the
many young Nebratkana who have made
good In New York, and he Is really back
on his native heath, which applies patly
In his case, for he Is an Indian nf the
big camp Tammany. For a number ot
years he haa been an active figure In
politics as a Tammany man. Ho served
In the state legislature, where among
other things, he pushed through what
Is known aa tho Hoye fire protection
law, a law much commended for Its sub-
aequent usefullness In the atate.
In tho late campaign, Mr. Hoye came
In for a good deal of prominent service
to the Tammany forces, nnd ho Is good
enough a loser to snillo at tho defeat.
A friend facetiously observed that
"Tammany lins been put out of business
again, I see."
"Yes. We are still maintaining the head
quarters, though, as a matter of form.
Aa for myself, I have yet a year and a
half of my term to servby which time,"
he laughingly remarked, "the women nnd
children may rl?o up and demand that
I be kept In office."
Mr. Hoye'a friends noticed that he
seemed to have added weight In splto of
hla grief, evoking the confession that he
had put on thirty pounds more, which
gives him every earmark ot a genutno
Itee Want Ads Produco Ilesults.
Lace Waists150"1 50c $
& G. and American Lady
modol, but thoro la q good, full assortment ot
. A Regular Joyland
$5 Silver Plated Toilet Sets
roinb, brush anil mirror. 82.08
Silver Plated Comb, Ilrush and
Mirror Sets, excellent values,
Heavy French Ivory Pin Trajs,
nrush Trays, Manicure Pieces,
etc, at 256
Breaks a Bad Cold
in a Jiffy! Try.lt
'Tape's Cold Compound" ends
cold and grippe in a few hours
Don't stay stuffed-up.
Too can end grippe and break np a ae
vera cold either In head, chest, body or
limb by talcing a dose of ''Pape's Cold
Compound" every two hours until three
dosM are taken.
It promptly opens elogged-up nostril
and air p&mage In th head, atopa nasty
(Uncharge or none running, rotlovea sick
headache, dullness, fererlahnees, aor
throat, aneealng, sorrneaa and stiffness.
Don't stay stuffed-up! Quit blowing
and snuffling! Rase your throbbing head
nothing else In the world rives such
prompt relief aa 'Tape's Cold Com
pound." which coats only JS cents at any
drug store. It acta without anslstance,
taste nice and causee no Inconvenience,
n aura and gat the genuine. Advertise-ment.
Pcores of useful &
dainty article lit
One of Them,
a Chic New
Style, all Women's
and Misses' Sizes,
Stunning shadow effects of
allover laces, over ribbon
and tinted silks; pleated and
shadow nets; two-tone chif
fons, messalines and char
meuse; all colors and shades
The Newest Character Dolls here at 15 to glQ
Doll Hods, with canopy tops, at 306
Doll Carriages, sljk upholstered, S3.08.to S7.50
complete 4.Q6 to 825 i
Furniture nt Ono Half Prico
Best of All
in holly boxes,
tl Royal Purple
Maulcuro Sets, 4
pieces, In ro I
$3 German Sil
ver MeBh Bags,
ring mesh, kid
fC German Sil
ver Mesh Dags,
7-ln. frame, kid
$2 Men's AVahlemar Chains, spe
cial at, each 81
French Ivory Hair and Cloth
Hrtishes, worth $3 to 35, Jewelry
Department at Half Price
$3 Solid Gold Rings for Women,
Bet with turquoise, pearl, ame
thyst and rubles, at 81.50
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