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BRIEF CITY NEWS
HBTt Boot Print It Now Beacon Prt.
, Life Ini.t Yt, Penn Mutual, oould.
Blactrio SuppUagBurKces-Ctrnmlcn Co.
Thief Oeti Thirty Daja Charles
Itrown. Oklahoma City, nua arrested
l- Spolal Officer Klnn of the llrandels
blorcs whiU stealing jewelry, lie wns
u titpiirp,! to thirty Jays In Jail.
Er.nlea to Celebrate Members of the
KaKlcs will congregate this evening at
thrlr hall. 1410 Unrncy street, with their
i t mines ami enjoy a watch party. There
""1 to dancing, canls and refreshments.
TWeUtr Storage fe Van Co. Doug. 1516
Byrne Entertains Choir Hov. John
llllam Jones ami sixteen choir boys
vre the guests of Manager Hymo of
ih Orpheum theater Wednesday after
Brother and Money Oone Joseph
H'lden 1(VM South Twenty-first street,
n ports to the police that his brother,
-Merc, took J175 from him Tuesday mom
ing and slnco thut time Alex has not
l"'-n braid from.
Rabbi Cohn on "The luilde of the Cup,"
Th. inside of the Cup," Churchill's
Kreat novel, wilt be discussed by Uabbl
I'reilerlcU Colin 'rlday nfght, January'
ut Temple Israel, at 8 o'clock. Mlsa Kny
licrzog of Lincoln will elns.
Clewell Back la Omaha. W. S. Clewcll,
city passenger agent for tho Illinois
Centrul is back from his homo In Ou
l'Uque. Ia., where for three weeks ho
vs alck with typhoid fever. Ho has
not fully recovered, but Is able to look
after the dutleg o his office a portion of
Kiijrel Entertains Employe A. C.
Kugcl, .city commlaaluncr of street clean-
'as and maintenance, entertained thirty
i'r his employes at his homo Tueeday
I'lsht. Miss Maud Duvlcs. stenographer
to Commissioner Kugel, being tho only
'oman employ o' of tho department, wan
'nanlruously mado guest of honor.
Her TUttlnr rrlenda Arthur Dalley,
fornfcrly a student at Crclghton univer
sity, now attending Fbrdham university
at New Yorlc city. Is In Omaha spend
ing the holidays with friends. Dalley
formerly lived In Omaha, but Ills homo
la now in Now Turk City, whom hla
father Is ono of tho directors on tho
Southern Pacific railway. r
Sentenced to Thirty Dnya Dan Yates,
saved from death In the Missouri river
by I. W. McClonaghan. toll keeper on
the Douglas street bridge, from which
Yatea was attempting to jump while
uclirlous, was sentenced to thirty days
in Jail, on' a char no of vagrancy'. lie
wlljjbo closely.'-watched .or.lgns of, .in
sanity during his3 cOnfineinc'i.'
Unsncra. Cnxnta'Sfaag Janitjs nu;d86n,
I323v Blende, Btreet. Wio.was sentenced to
ninety days In fall-by Judtfo' Foster for
non!"upto'rt; xjtira&ii, tiq ' ' maglatnvto
roundly after tho sentence had been
given. Hudson has been arraigned
twice beforo cn a smllar charge ' andj
was given the limit when IiIh wife filed
charges against, him, the third, -time,
a. J. B-ba 1U Following Operation
f.nrirn .Ti5 feli-A.-"'4D2S -California-'-, street.
father oC-MUs Mary iilnii'sienographer-
to Secrctdry-A-.-T.,Bmirkis bC thb Board
of Education, died Tuesday night, fol
lowing a protracted lllnoss. Ho was 62
years old and had been living InOmaha
for fourteen yeans ."Ho wasf sbQ?n. in
SOME TRY OUT THE TANGO , Grotte Tells of Work
of His Department
of City Departments
Dance Halls Are Orderly and
Revelers Are Few.
FLOOR MANAGERS QUICK TO ACT
lllghtown, Va. Ho will bo buried at
i orest Lawn.
Poor Farm Xnpiata Kit toj; Truck
Aleck Jolmso'n. aKed UO-yeu,rs,,'rWldInff at
tho county poor farm, was struck by an
automobile, said io lib tho' property of
the Jetter Browing company, at Twenty
fourth anil .Farnam streets' into' Wednes
day afternoon, sustaining a bad scalp
wound and a slightly injured right foot.
Johnson's right shoe was cut com
pletely in two while a pint flask of liquid
refreshment In his hip pocket was left
intact-that Is, by the collision. John
son, who was attended by Police Surgeon
Beadles, was so overjoyed -at this latter
fact that he had to bo forcibly prevented
from trying to share his solace with the.
Mow Vrnr I'ahrrrd In wlt'j Jollity
on WiisimI Floors, lint llr-
trnlnt nrnrrnll)' K.
SUFFRAGISTS 'WILL HOLD
IMPORTANT MEETING FRIDAY
Although New Year's cvo Is h night of
revelry, tho crowds which spent tho
hours before and Hfter midnight at tha
publlo dance halls In Omaha Wednusday
were generally vory orderly and an Mi
vcstlgattoti proved that there were no
flagrant dlsturnera, although In tvcral
Instant) a dancer was found who tad
readied a point o hllar.ly as a. kuU
of too much cl4-iitlon.
The Douglas audltoriurx offered danr
dim facilities for aoorea or lar.vr from
an early hour lat night until 1 o'elix-tc
an1 tlMi dMncr 'were no more enthusi
astlo than at tho regular dances. Floor
managers were on hand to put an ln
atant stop to any disorder, but ion
arose. Tho dancing was Ingltlmate ami
In nearly every casn would probably
pass Inaction by the social service
At Myrtle hall, nt Plftrenth and Doug
la streets, tho dancing was not as re
stricted as nt the Doilglas. ltngelng uf
a mild sort drow no comment and many
of tho dancers took advantage of xhat
fact. Many of tho dancers, though, did
nono of the now dances, but woro con
tent to dance tho modest unities uu;l
At tho Swedish auditorium tin Chicago
streot the tango and other Into steps
predominated. The majority of the ,
dancers were not famllUr with the new i
steps and therefore ragged lit regular j
fashion. A casual gltmpko of the hat! ;
wouia nave given the Impression that no
one was dancing anythlna but tint
The dancers at "Washington hall were
also very strong for the tango without
leaving tho required four Inches oC space
between partners, but beyond that no
complaint could bo made.
Barlght's hall at Nineteenth and Far-
nam streets was tho scene of a very
quiet dince. Most of the dancers danced
tho waltz and two-step while tho ro
mill ruler were very conservative In their
Noisy persons In tho dance halls laht
night were unusually fow for Now Year's
cvc. All the halls closed at 1 o'clock.
Company A Men Are
The nrlzo drills bv Cnmnanv A. 'n.
braska National Guard, are proving quite
successful na a medium of reviving tho
interest of tho old guard. It Is expected
that each succeeding rnnimt will havi
a greater' effect At last Monday Wight's
contost tha jnen showed ,up, surprisingly
ner that did 'tlicm' credit. L'leutcnnnt w.
a. tellers ana Arthur MarowlU acted as
Judges, and tho prize, consisting of twn
tickets to the Brandels (thn first nt th
scries donated by business mon of the
," MnHmcu ujr WKiiiUlK i . Har
ris to the winner. Corporal C. A. Cook.
The contests will continue
.day. evening top' several months, the
prizes" Increasing in'valuo at Ariu
.Various guard officers in the. etnti. win
u-- i. s.. .. . "J .
' juriieu io sec as judges rrom time to
Oases Disposed of
in District Court
According to figures furnished by Asel
Steere, Jr., of the office of the clerk of
tho district court, 1,907 cases were dis
posed of In 1313, as compared with 2,008
In 1912' and 1.K8 In 1911. Although the
number Is larger for 1912, according to
Mr. Steere, moro cases were actually
tiled In 1913. The difference Is caused
ly tho fact that in 1912 a great number
of old cases were (dismissed by tho
Douglas county is now distributing
J1.000 a month under tho new mothers'
pension act. Tho number of Juvenile
court cases filed was 417 in 1913, as com
pared with 448 In 1912.
Following Is Mr. Steele's report:
Total number damage suits for
personal injury filed during 191J MO
Total umount Involved $3.ii5,547
'J'otul number damage suits re-
fuitlng from sale of liquor filed
during 1913 2
Total amount involved 29j,0UO
Total -number divorce suits filed
durtng 1913' C32
Ulvided,a follows: .
In' decreo . sw
Ovll cases filed In 1913 - 2.292
i-ivll cases filed In 1912 l.Wl
I'lvll cases filed In 1911 1.T73
i'rlmlnal cases filed In 1912 ....... i
Crllnlnal cases filed lu 1913 .....W. 702
Juvenile cscs filed ii. 1912 HI
Juvenile ca'es filed in 1913 : 117
Total number of casos filed undor
mothers' pension act Sj
Total number of children Involved 2S1
1'endlng .. 9
i luUlrcu sent to Illvorview home SO
hlldriMi placed wun Biaio ooaru
of i-ontrol 1
"jiises. on which ienslon was
Total amount of pension ier mo, 'Mi
Total number Jf clilldren pro
ded f6r -"0G
Total number of Juries Impaneled
lu civil cat-eH dining 1913 :ii0
Number of verdicts returned for
Total amount of verdicts recov
erdlcts returned for defendant.. 47
Takrn from jury HI
Total nmnlier of Juries Impanelutl
i .......... .tiirt.n IUIIE -.U !
Ill ( milium vurMTn me,
.rdlcts In favor of the state.... 27
A oriilcta in favor .f the delondant 23
'laki-n. from Jury , i
Ca pending: Janumy 1. 1911, 1.091;
.lutttiuYv 1. l'Jl-. l-'O': Junuary 1, IU13,
.Ti. Januaty 1. 19H. 2,!K.
Jvw He filed' 1811, 1.77J; 1912, l,!l;
1 Waws'rilypuiwl of: 1911. 1.56S; 1912. 2,Cl(A;
l' Trent m' n( tur Countl in t Ion.
'My daughter urpi! Chamberlain's Tab
' 1 r (Ciistiratton with good results
ii recommend thorn highly,"
' tcsl'i.iil . Wuhlln, Ilrunhly. La. For
. .ill dftler.-Adyrtijiement.
Jrrom Many Lands
The spreading practice ot iendins;
messaees of Chrlstmaji rrMHni. in....
.trate'd by, the cards from all quarters of
me( gione received by Victor Rosewater,
the editor of The Bee, From Baron and
Baroness Cederstrom, formerly Madam
Adellna PattI, comes a remembrance
carrying a picture of her castle in Wales,
which he once visited with Mm Vi-
her guest. Colonel Olossford. formerly
in command at Fort Omaha, Inscribes his
beat, wishes on a photograph of a typical
scene In tho Philippines: Judge Loblnger
posts his from Honolulu, hla mld-ocenn
stop to the orient; & card from Max J.
Baehr comes from Clenfuegos, Cuba,
where he Is the American consul, and
still others from all parts of tha United
States from Puget sound to New England.
Departure of 1913
The Pioneers' association held a New
Year's watch party in their rooms at
tho court house, and up till half past ten
spent the evening In dancing. At this
time the old folk, began to get tired
and -by oloven o'clock Uncle Joe Red
man and a mere handful were all that
were left to welcome the New Tear.
. qeorge R. Rathborne and Vf. II. Johns
played alC tho old Jig 'steps on their
Idles while "jqnele Joe" amused those
present by executing a buck and wing.
Next Thursday afternoon a meeting of
tho association will be held to elect of
flccra for this year's regime.
Celebrate Advent of
New Year with Corn
While nobody In Omaha celebrated the
fdyent of the new year by' scattering
hampagno'or real money In tho streets,
observance of the event took almost as
extravagant a form. Corn was .flung
about In profusion on the streets of the
city Wednesday night by persons who
doubtless have not been reading lately
what the bulls have been doing to maize.
Hhough corn was said to have been scat
tered on the pavemcnt.to make a meal for
a carload of stock.
HO FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR
The committee of the Presbyterian
synod of Nebraska, to which was referred
the matter of selecting a synodlcal su
jiorintendent. has met and decided that
nothing can be dono at present toward
carrying out the Instructions of the
synod, owing to a lack of available funds.
At the synod's meeting in Omaha In
Octobor It was decided to relieve Rev.
V. 11. Kearns, northwestern district tu
perlntendent under the Board of Home
Missions of the Nebraska work and ap
point n man distinctly for that from Ne
braska. Rev. Mr. Kcarns formerly held
this position, but when advanced to the
larger field by the board In New York,
moved his headquarters from Lincoln to
In his annual report ( lt Purchuslng
Agent (5 rot to summarizes the work ot
his department ns follows:
During the last year 9.UM requisitions
were Mailed for materials and other nec
essary requirements of the forty-three
ueparimcntv or the ciiy. ny purchasing
for all departments materials are pur
chased lu larger quantities than bou.ro
tho establishing of the department, and
lt Is duo to tills fact that tho city Is
enabled to purchase most or nearly all
of Its wants nt a miK-n less cost than
It Is to bo understood that every ex
penditure ot whatever Kind must bo ac
companied with n requisition of the de
partment, therefore every vent expended
by the city government mast necossarlly
como through this department, allowing
the commissioner ot accounts and fi
nance to be thoroughly acquainted with
ail expenditures made.
t'lider the old plan of purchasing sup
plies no two departments used the same
methods or customs, but each depart
ment having one or mote employes au
thorized to make purchases In this way
each department was ti luw unto Itfelt.
no records being kept showing the rela
tive cost of supplies bought by tho dif
ferent departments, each proceeding In
utter Ignorance ot what the other was
doing, although buying practically the
same materials. New records are main
tained showing the cost thcrcqf. and
when compared with tho cost of the
snmo or llko materials tinder the old
system the saving to the city amounts
to muny thousands ot dollars In a year's
Each requisition Issued carries tho es
timated amount of expono necessary to
cover tho cost of tho expenditure to be
made, thus nllowlug tho comptroller to
deduct tho amount from the appropria
tion of. the department making tho pur
chase, so that nt any time the balance
lu any fund can ho found. When a
purchase Is mado tho merchant Is fur
nished with tlie requisition. This allows"
tho filing and allowing of claims In
a reasonnblo time, never over thirty
days, whllo under tho old plan claims
at times took us long as a year to be
Through tho luuistance and help of
Commissioner Butler, superintendent of
nocounta and finances, 1 feel thnt the
department lias been n success and whl
continue to grow In Importance.
CHATTEL MORTGAGES SHOW
INCREASE DURING THE YEAR
Although tho total number ot chattel
mortgages filed in tho office of County
Clerk Dewey In 1913 exceeds that of 1912
by only forty, tho money total Is sovoral
millions of dollars greater. Comparative
figures on chattel mortgages and releases
for the two yearn follow:
1913 ,W.- $5,701,204
1912 8.005 l,Ml,0ri
1915 1.213 2S3.079
1D12 1,615 320, 1(3
An important meeting of the suffrage
workers of the Douglas County associa
tion will be held In the council chamber
of the city hall Friday afternoon at 1:30
o clock. The subject for discussion will
bo the notification front the national as
sociation to the effect that If the stnto
of Nebraska secures 38,000 signers to suf
frage petitions before February 1 It will
bo entitled to a share lit the division of
the national suffrage fund, which will
be distributed March 1.
Mrs. 'A. T. Lindsay, Mis. Draper Smith
and others prominent In tho suffrage
movement will address the meeting. An
urgent Invitation linn been extended to
nil who nro Interested lu the movement
to attend this meeting.
REPAIRS HAVE BEEN MADE
IN OMAHA FEDERAL BUILDING
The custodian force in the federal
building Is competed of thirty-two people.
Repairs have been mado lu the Imlldlnf
aggregating about I1S.W0. Tho old, nnti
quated and unsanitary furniture In many
of tho offices has been succeeded by tip.
to-date. sanitary equipment, and nearly
or quite all of thn offices III the build
lug have been put In first-class condi
tion. New light have been Installs! In
the corridors, and tho lighting facilities
of tho postofflco work room generally
changed. Major llavcrsflc't, who was In
Omaha recently and mado an InstiecMoii
ot tho building, stnteu thnt the Omaha
federal building wan ono of the best-kept
and the best vqulpiwd bulldlngi In Mie
STEALS BABY CARRIAGE
AND PURSE LEFT IN IT
Some thief appropriated a baby enr
rlogo last night, ns his last wrong deed
for the year 1913, and Incidentally canto
Into possession ot 110 which was In a
pockethpok tn tho baby carriage.
Mrs. J. G. Jamlrson, 3010 Mason street,
reported to tho pollco that about 6:30
taut night, a short stout man stole a
wicker baby carriage from tho .sidewalk
tn front of that residence, lie was, ap
parently not In need of the baby car
rlago only, for he did not return tho JIO
which wW In the perambulator nt the
time. Ono of tlie front wheels of the
vohicln did not match the others and
from this clue, It Is probable that tlie
police may locale the culprit.
of B'nai B'rith Gives
Its First Dance
The ladles- auxiliary of William Mc
Klnley club of the lt nal B'tlth hold Its
first OiukJc Wednesday at the Muttopotltan
club. Tho ballroom was beautifully dec
orated In bluo ami gold, the club colors.
At midnight favors, consisting ot multi
colored whistles, were distributed. About
ISO couples were present and danced un
til a late hour. Tho proceeds of tho dance
will bo donated to some worthy char
itable Institution, the recipient to be de
cided upon at the next regular meeting
of the auxiliary.
An energetic ticket-selling contest pre
ceded tho dato of the dance, tho membera
ot tho society being divided Into eight
teams with a captain for each.
Tho 'captains were: Mines Mnllln
Corby, Jenuln Krnsne, Malvtua Newman,
Yotta Stlcfler, Bertha Colin. Minnie
Romaneck, Tlbo Meyers am' Mrs. J. Spl
gle. A prize of a thoater parly has been of
fered to tho winning team. The commit
tee In charge of tho arrangement for
tho danco consisted of Bess Monsky.
chairman; Goldlo Alplru, Father Kpstclu,
Kiln Fleishman und Mrs. U. A. Wolf.
Tito organization has been In existence
a Ilttlo moro than a year and has n
membership ot 123. Its purposes, In com
mon with nil B'nat B'rith organizations,
are Intellectual, social and lxmovolcnt
STEPS BEING TAKEN FOR
REORGANIZING UNITY CLUB
Friday evening at tne public llbraiv a
meeting will be held looking to the re
oinflhlsntliin of the Unity club. The com.
mlltee In ehargo of the work cnn'IMs of
Mrs. George W. Iloldrege. R, C. Capen.
If. I a. Holland, .leanette McDonald, Mar
garet Colvln and Janet M. Wallace.
If aupcrsAtiil tn reorganization the elub
w-lii put vn a courso of lectures during
the balance of the winter and next
.MoM'iitriitx of Oct-ntt
NRW YOHK .. .,
Vikings Celebrate :
Dawn of New Year
Orvar Odd lodge No. 21 of the Inde
pendent Order of Vikings held their;
seventh nnnual midwinter festival at the
Swedish auditorium, 1609 Chicago strert(
New Year's eve A program of Swedish
songs and a twoinet playlet In the Hwed-
Ish language, entitled, "Ilia Third Wife,"
was enjoyed by a crowd numbering clo?!
to WO people. Krlc Krlcaon, violin aololst.i
was forced to respond to three encores,!
his wtSrlc leliig decidedly appreciated by'
Following the program and playlet the)
floor of thn auditorium was cleared and'
dancing Indulged lit until the dawnlngj
of the new year, when national airs, both!
Hwcdl.'h and American, were sung lustily)
by tha throng, clolng the entertainment;
Most Wonderful llonlltiH.
After suffering many years with a
sore. Amos King. Port Byron, N. Y-, was
cured by Bucklen's Arnica Salve. 28c
For salo by your druggist. Advcrtlat:
FIRE BREAKS OUT WHILE
FAMILY AWAY CELEBRATING
While II. Formnn nnd his family were
attending a New Year's evo celebration
Wednesday at Barlght hall, hla home at
ail Caldwell street caught fire shortly
beforo midnight. The blazo was put out
beforo any damage was dona It Is not
known how the fire started..
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I find that they are pleased with It and
call for It when again In need of such
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