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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 31, 1914)
111b UVjV: OMAHA, TUESDAY, MAHCH 31, lM.
STATE GETS A SOAKING RMN:ENT1re STATE PROSPEROUS j
....... . Burlington Man Finds Farmers and
Heavy Precipitation General Over Mcrohftnts Most optimistic.
Whole of Nebraska.
MORE ACRES BEING PLANTED
TARMERS ARE MADE JUBILANT
Moisture Will Keep Ground In flood
Condition for Snnm Time t
Come, Helping All the
Nebraska got a soaking Saturday night
and. according to report to railroad,
the soaking continued at Intervals Sun
day Station rrports sent to the railroad
headquarters here indicate that with the.
exception of a very wnall and limited
area In the extreme southwest part of
the state the rain was genet al and one of
the heaviest In years, ranging from one
half to four and one-half Inches Blnce
Beaver Crossing, on the Northwestern,
In Seward county holds the record for
precipitation, for there the rainfall from
Saturday morning to Sunday night was
four and one-hair Inches. Shlckley In
Fillmore county reported two and one
half inches, while O'Neill, Nebraska
City. Geneva and Superior got two Inches,
with an Inch or moro at Omaha, Platts
mouth, llandolph, Palmer, Erlcaon, St.
Paul, I.oup City, Ord, Grand Island,
Wood River, Hastings, Crete, Ashland,
Harvard, Clay Center, Schuyler, Ulalr.
Tekamah. rtulo, rirownvllle, Peru, Weep
ing Water. Louisville, Lincoln, Fremont,
West Tolnt, Wlsner, 8tanton, Madison,
Norfolk. "Wayne. Tender, Walthlll. Co
lumbus, Holdrege. Broken Bow, Leigh
and a score of other points.
Until la General.
The, towns named are scattered In all
portions of Nebraska, thus Indicating
that the heavy rain covered practically
all of the state.
Orer In Iowa and down In Kansas ro-
ports to the railroads Indicate that the
' rain wan heavier than In Nebraska. In
' Iowa, from tho Missouri river entirely
across the state, ruin continued from
I Saturday night well Into Sunday.
In Kansas along the Union Pacific the
, precipitation was general from the Mis-
tour I river to tho Colorado state line,
t 'with five inches reported at several sta
' Hons between Kllsworth and Junction
JCity in the western part of Kansas.
Owing to the excellent condition of their
roadbed the Nebraska railroads sus
tained but little damage on account of
the torrential rains. There were some
washouts reported, but they were slight
and were quickly repaired by the section
men a soon as the heaviest of the rain
ceased. The only seriousdamage was
wtong the Burlington, between Atchison
and Leavenworth, where on the low lands
a stretch of 200 feet or so was under
mined. This delayed trains and they had
to be detoured over the Missouri Pacific.
Railroad and grain men feel Jubilant
over the rains of Saturday and Sunday
and assert that If there was any possible
danger of drouth throughout the win
ter wheat and corn belt of Nebraska and
Xnnsan it has disappeared. They declare
that the ground la so wet at this time
that the crop could be carried along until
into May without nnother drop of rnln,
Suit in Federal
Court Against E, P,
The suit recently started In the federal
court here against K, P. Melady, a promi
nent South Omaha live stock commission
merchant, by Thuet Bros, of St. Paul,
lias been dismissed. All the sensational
charge and claims made by Thuet llro.
wi to Irregular bookkeeping and conver
sion of partnership property have been
The history of this litigation, because of
tho prominence ot the litigants, 1 quite
interesting. The parties had been co
partner since 190J, K. P. Melady being tho
active member of tho firm at South
Omaha. December 10 last Thuet Bros.
no to Omaha, and without making any
demand upon Mi. Melady for their Inter
est In the business, nttfmpted to attach
his bank account. He Immediately
thwarted the attompt by transferring tho
account to another bank. Thl led to a
charge c conversion ot partnership prop
erty by Mr. Melady.
Thuet Bros, claimed that Mr. Melady
"was Indebted to them In the sum of about
WO.CW. Mr. Melady gave a surety bond In
the sum of la.wo for the payment of any
find all money that an auditing of the
book might show he was Indebted to
Thuet Bros. The book were audited
Tid they Were found to be correct. Set
tlement wa made upon the amount found
llue' Thuet Bros, as shown by the book.
3t waa considerably less than one-third
of the amount claimed by Thuet Bros.
The partnership has been dissolved. Thuet
Bros, will no longer have any connection
whh the business. Mr. Melady has tnken
over all the assets and the good will of
the business, and he and hi brother
J.arry will continue the business under
Jthe name of Melady Bros.
All Urclnrc Tit cry Indlcntlon la for
n rtfluntltnl Crop Alt Mork
Una Wintered Itest In
Assistant Immigration Agent Howard
of the Burlington has returned from a
trip of two weeks through the agricul
tural sections of Nebraska and Wyoming,
tributary to the llnee. Mr. Howard i
stopped at many of the Nebraska towns'
ana mere met memuors or the com
mercial organizations and merchant and
grain men generally. It was the tamo
story wherever he stopped. They all re
ported the best business In years and all
took a most optlmtstle view ot the future,
predicting a bountiful crop nnd u con
tinuation of the prosperity that they as
sert is general In all the towns of the
In all of the farming sections ot tht
slate visited Mr. Howard found farmers
busy In their fields, putting In tho largest
crop they have ever planted, all anticipate
Over 'In Wyoming .Mr. Howard found
the same optimistic feeling prevails. An
early spring, preceded by a mild winter
hH enabled the cattle and sheep men to
bring their herds and flocks through In
good condition and nt less than the
normal expense. Cattle are In such good
flesh at this time that owner express
the oplnl6n that itlioy will be able to
market the "grassers" at least a month
earlier than usual.
C nirr Is nnnnilnff.
In the oil produolng sections of Wyo
ming Mr. Howard found the slttiatlpn
rapidly nearlng tho boom period. People
ore talking oil, dreaming oil, buying oil,
and somo or them ure so enthuslastla that
they are pretty near ready to eat oil.
Casper is tho big boom city, say Mr.
Howard. 'J here even the rcwaboys on
tho streets are oil speculators. The town
Is growing by leaps and bounds, and
scarcely a weok passes that the bringing
In of n new well In thu Sand creek dis
trict Is not announced. Many buildings
are bolng erected In tho town, the' largest
of which Is a hotel, four stories high and
covering a quarter of " block. It Is ot
stono and brick and will bo us modern
as any hotel In Omaha.
In the Cowley oil fields, along tho Uur
llngton, a doKen or more wells are being
drilled, and enormous quantities of capital
are coming Into tho district for Invest
ment. This ! one ot tho few fields In the
oil zona of Wyoming not controlled by
Uie Standard oil, It Is said,
Walters Says Of op
Acreage Will Show
General Manager Walter of the North
western Is in from his. annual Inspection1
ot tho north Nebraska and Wyoming
lines ot the company. Ho found the road
In good condition and Is of the opinion
that the expense t keeping It so during
the coming spring and summer will bo
below the normal. The present good con
dition Is In a measure duo to the large
amount ot work that was done on the
roadbed and track last fall.
On the trip Mr. Wulters took nolo ot
where stock yards, now station house
nnd passing tracks will have to bo put
In during the summer. He says consid
erable work ot this character will have
to be done during tho summer, but at
thl time he Is not ready to give out the
Mr. Walters feels very optimistic over
tho crop outlook In northern Nebraska,
asserting that condition never seemed
moro favorable for a bumper yield than
now. Kvertywhero thcro has been Hn
abundance ot moisture and the farmer
are preparing to plant a larger acreage
than ever before. Thoy will sow a larger
acreage ot oats than last year and In
many Instances the corn acreage will be
increased from 10 to t per cent.
GROCERS TO HOLD MONTHLY
MEETING EARLY IN APRIL
Inasmuch as the regular monthly meet.
,Jnc for April of the Omaha Retail Gro
cers' association will be held Wednesday
the Uth, and that being the night before
the opening of the IwCost-ot Living
fthow, the date ha been changed to the
evening of April I. At this special meet
ing the grocer will receive their badges
and credentials entitling them to admis
sion to the Auditorium at the tlmo of
their show. They will also receive the
final report ot the management on the
various details pertaining to the opera
tion ot that affair. Color will be se
lf ted for the decoration of the windows.
CITY MAY BUY DOG CATCHER
Thf pin-chase of an automobile for the
city dog catcher wa deferred for two
weeks at the meeting of the city com
mission In committee of the whole. It is
probable a second-hand machine will be
bought and repaired.
MRS. CRUMPACKER TALKS
TO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Mrs. J. W. Crumpacker addressed the
student body of the University ot Omaha
Monday, presenting an argument In oppo
sition to woman suffrage. Her remarks
were well received, She said In part;
"There never was a time In the history
of the world when the right and property
of woman have been so safeguarded.
Bhe not only stand before the law as
equal In position and Influence to man,
but she I jk preferential subject. She
enjoys more privileges and ranxs higher
before the law and tn society than man,
but It Is said, 'This la based upon senti
ment, and we wish equality by statute.'
"The women of America, without a
vote, abolished slavery. They secured to
themselves nnd their descendants all the
advantage ot education along the broad
est lines, which (fulminated when almost
every college opened Its doors to young
women on the same terms on which It
admits and Instructs young men.
"The women of America, without a
vote, have entered, or can enter without
restriction of fear of adverse criticism,
every profession, trade or occupation
open to men. except a few by which they
aro barred by. their own physical limita
tions. "The women teaehcr of New York
City, without a vole, won their fight for
equal wath with the male teachers."
At the conclusion of'lier remarks, Mrs.
Crumparker Invited the students to at
tend the meeting Thursday night to
listen to Miss Ilronson.
FRED l BAKER. OMAHAN.
DROPS DEAD IN ALASKA
l'red J. Baker, formerly a well known
Union Pacific employe In Omaha, and
brother of Guy R. liaker, 3117 Wirt
street, dropped dead of heart trouble at
Pull banks. Alaska, last Tuesday. Record
ing to a telegiaut received In Omaha
Sunday. The message was received by
Mrs. Kd I. Baker, 119 South Twenty
fourth avenue, wife of another brother.
Good nr.ali. .follow ir.- .,r .,!-. ' a ' nlun l-M engineer, now on
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Mr. Baker had been a railroad man all
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Fairbanks. He was year of ate and
a bachelor. He was the son of W. I.
Baker, formerly Omaha councilman from
the Sixth watd. and lived here twenty
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Rattle Cry of Freedom.
Blua Alsatian Mountains.
Blue Bella of Scotland.
Campbells Are Coming-.
Canadian National Hymn.
Cheer, Boys, Cheer.
Come All Ye Faithful
Come Back to Krln.
Come, Holy Spirit.
Comln' Through the Ryo.
Come, Yc Disconsolate.
Darby ami Joan.
Darllnjr Nellie Gray.'
Dearest Spot Is Home.
Douglas, Tender and True.
Di cam faces.
Drifting , ,
Drina io Mo Only Mtli
Du, Du Licust Mir lm llerzcn
Kver or Thee. .
Floe of uur Union Forever.
Flag of the Free.
Flow Gently, Sweet Afton.
French National Sonc.
Future Mrs. 'Awklns.
German National Song.
3lrl I Left Behind Mc.
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah.
Good Nlifht. Ladles.
Hall I Columbia.
Hark! Hark! My Soul.
Harp That Once Through
Heart Bowed Down.
Holland's National Hymn.
Home Can I Forget Th.ee?
Home. Sweet Home.
Hours That Were.
How Can I Leave Thee?
I Cannot Sine the Old Songs.
I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble
In Old Madrid.
Irish National Song.
In the aioamlnir.
Italian National Hymn,
it a Dream.
I Was Seeing Nellie Home.
Jerusalem, the Golden.
John Anderson, Mj Jo.
Last Rose of Summer.
Lead. Kindly Light.
Life On the Ocean Wave.
Listen To the Mocking Bird.
Little Brown Jug.
Lonir. Long Ago."
Love's Old Sweet Song.
Maid of Athens.
Maple Leaf Forever.
Marching Through Georgia.
Maryland, My Maryland.
Massa's In the Cold, Cold
Country 'Tls of Thee.
Od Kentucky Home.
Ninety and Nine.
Now the Day Is Over.
Off in the Stilly Night.
Old Arm Chair.
Old Black Joe.
Old Cabin Home.
Old Folks at Home.
Old Oaken Bucket.
Ope Sweetly Solemn Thought,
Ony a Face in the Window.
O the Land That We
A Thou Joyful Day.
Polly Wooly Doodle.
Red. White and Blue.
Rocked in the Cradle of
Rock Me to-Hleop, Mother.
Rock or Ages.
Roll On, Silver Moon.
Russian National Hymn,
flally in Our Ally.
Scotch National SonR.
Sleep, Gentlo Mother.
Spanish National Hymn.
Spring, Gentle Spring.
Stars of the Summer Nights.
8,'. Patrick's Day.
Sun of Mv Soul.
Swedish National Song.
Sweet and Low.
Tajte Back the Heart.
Then You'll Remember
There is a Happy Land.
There's Mucin in Uie Air.
Thine Eyes So Blue and
Through the Leaves.
Tom-Big Bee River.
Walt for the Wagon,
Warrior Bold. A.
Watch on tha. Rhine.
Wearing of the Green.
We'd Better Bide a Wee.
Wesh National Song.
We Sat by the River Tou
When Jack Comes Home
When the Corn Is Waving.
When the Swallows, Home
Where Is Mv Llttlo Dog Gone?
Within a Mile of Edlnbora
Woman Is Fickle.
Woodman.Spare That Tree.
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Marked Auto Eoad
-to St, Joseph May
Soon Be Realization
A marked road from Bt Joseph. Mo.,
to Omaha Ullkeiy anon to be a realization
The kooJ roads committee ot the Com
mercial club lia held its tint meetlnK
and decided to co-oiWate with the St.
Joseph Auto club tn marking- such an auto
lilchnay. The committee lecommenda that
th road come up on the Nebraska tide ot
the Mlevouri river and alao favors some
nysUni of a graduated automobile tax
that would Increase the revenue for the
good roads fund In tha state. It was de
cided to co-operate with the Omaha Auto
club In securing some such a system.
Marking of the Omaha-Unooln & Ufn
er transo. nlinental road was also con
sidered Whrre it branches from the Un
coir, highway, at Thlrty-sljtU and Far
r.an struts, the committee talk of putting
a larjre post sign, marking the directions j
Auto excursions Into the atate during
the summer are another feature under
consideration. The Auto club, Ak-Sar-
3ien, trade extension committee of me
Commercial club and various other
hustling and business organizations of the
city will be asked to enlist their aid.
MRS. GETSCHMANN LAUDS
PLAYING OF OLD MUSIC
While Mrs. Paul Hctschmann. Social
Service board worker, was making a trip
ot Investigation about the olty looking
for the Irregularities that the board Is
seeking to control, she oame aoross a
local store and a theater where they
were playing old time operas and melo
dies. It came over Mrs. Oetsehmann as a
pleasant surprise and in speaking of it
"H certainly m k relief to hear some
thing different than the monotonous tom
tom of the tango ami other rattle that
la used for. the nev dances that are so
prevalent today, if there Is any music.
and themo or rhythm m these popular so
called rags It must certainly take a long
stretch of imagination to it. Some day
many are going to look back at present
day popular song productions as a sheer
MRS. H. B. B0YLES DIES AT
HOSPITAL FROM INFECTION
Mrs, II. U. Boy lea, 4M Kamtton apart
ments, who has been seriously til at a
local hospital from an Infection following
a surgical operation the middle of last
week, Is dead.
liestdes her 'husband, II. II. Uoylea,
president of Doylcs Business college, one
son, C. II. lloyles, survive her.
STREET WASHOUTS ARE
BEING RAPIDLY REPAIRED
street Commissioner i. J. Ryder is re
pairing v,a shouts caused by the heavy
rains of Saturday and Sunday. No serious
damage waa done, but several streets were
made Impassable by the rains.
Protests against the notion ot Police
Officer O. P. Peterson and representa
tions that he Is not a proper person to
serve on the police force, are made by
Chris Greenhagen, 2106 Harney street, In
a petition filed with the city oierk asking
the city commission to give him a hear
ing. Removal of Peterson is sought.
Peterson is the special officer who has
trailed down druggists who have been
violating liquor laws.
Greenhagen says that his wife was ar
rested by Peterson Saturday afternoon
' without cause. Ho says he arranged to
meet his wife at the Blite cafe at 4:J0
o'clock7, and that In the meantime alw
was sitting at ay table and was not drink
ing when the police raided the place and
eight women were arrested. Greenhagen
Peterson jsald to my wife.
" 'What are you doing here, little girl? "
The petition says further that Peterson
told his wife that "all the girls say they
aro married." and that "you are too
gcod looking a girl to be arrested;" that
ho refused to listen to the proprietor of
the place, who told him Mrs. Ureenbageti
was a respectable married woman and
ought not be arrested.
City commissioner will decide Tuesday
whether Greenhagen Is entitled to a hearr
BITES THOMAS ON CHEEK
When George Thomas entered his shon
at 2CS South Thirteenth street and dl
ccvered a burglar ransacking he place
he Immediately pounced upon the man
and In the ensuing struggle was severely
bitten on the right cheek by the fellow,
who made his escapev
Thomas hurried to the police station
nnd reported the affair and receive!
medical attention from Dr. Idoyd Pocht
mali. Nothing was carried off by the
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