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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 17, 1915)
THH V.F.K: OMAHA. Vi:i XKM .Y. MAKrH 17. IfM.'i
AT RESERYOIR BURNS
Water District Building Close
Eeserroir Destroyed for Lack
of Water Supply.
BLOCK TO NEAREST HYDRANT
The water district's auilllerr
jmmpln station at Thlrty-nlnh and
Lafayette mas nearly destroyed by
fire yesterday afternoon entailing
$10,000 loss because of lack of water
though the main city reservoir was
but a few feet distant.
-When the department arrived
Shortly after 4 o'clock a small blaze
wii burning In one comer of the
roof which waa higher than the
reaervolr. Firemen were compelled
to lay hose a block from Hamilton
treet and the water from the hose
when It was lifted to the roof of the
one-story building barely emerged
from the nosile. In a half hour,
three streams were working and
vme pressure was secured.
Except for a gasoline tank which
was tn Imminent danger of explosion,
nothing else of much value was
' The damage to the machinery and
the pumping station Is estimated at
The reservoir supply was low, the
hydrant In the yard being useless.
General Manager R. R. Howell of the
water plint atalra that the damujte la
covered by Insurance. He returned from
Silncoln thla aflernon end waa unable to
five tha exact amount of Insurance with
out reference to the records.
Inquiry at the water office brought
forth the. ststement that none but Mr.
Howell la authorised to give any Informa
tion of thla nature.
Knew Nothing of
WKHT TOINT, Neb.. March Spe
cial Trlegiam.) When the trial of Joseph
K. Vance, former ss1oonkeper. for tha
murder of Amnndus J. Krause waa re-
' sumed yesterdsy. Vance attain took
the stand In his direct examination. lie
denied having; conversations with Krauej
on the'dsy of the murder and Insisted
positively that after he flrat saw him on
the street, unt tfore the slio'.-tinf. he
remembered nothing more until ho waa
Mnuit to enter the jn.ll . door.
Vance declared that he had no knowl
edge of the shooting, brine for the llmo
insane. He testified he had been sick,
mentally and physically for some months
prior to tha killing and had not slept well
t for over a year.
The defense rested at S o'clock when
several wltnesaea were railed by the atate
, In rebuttal In an 'attempt to ahow that
..Vance waa In hla normal mental condi
tion at tho time of the shooting. Judge
Graves refused to allow the testimony to
be given. ....
The atate rested lata In the aftjjgjoon
and the case will now be nun lotht
Jury. Thla la expected to consume most
of Tuesday, aa five attorneys are to be
The aged slater of Vance and his
brother and sister-in-law ate here watch
ing the trial. .
: Submarine a Day,
f . Avers Observer
. WASHINGTON. March l.-Kxtraordl.
ary precautions adopted by German port
authorlttea to prevent foreigners learning
anything about their coast defenses or
havens of the German navy are de
scribed In communication which Wash
ington offlclaJa have Just received from
an officer of an American steamer.
The officer says that before entering
tha port bf Breutei haven his vessel waa
boarded by about alxty Germans, who
took complete command of tha ship,, send
ing the captain and every ona of the of
ficers and crew down below, where they
were shut tn with closed porta until tha
vessel waa at Ita berth.
Tha movement of both officers and
trsw afterwards ware closely restricted
as long aa they were In port. Neverthe
less, thla officer speaka of tha extraor
dinary number of submarines he saw,
some of them very much larger thaM
anything he had ever seen In thla coun
try. Ha aaya be waa told also, that the
(Uermana were turning out these veaaela
at the rats of ona a day.
Drawn for 'flip lice
GIBBONS B0YSPUT ON SHOW
Pride of St. Paul and Hit Kid
Brother Exhibit Latest Ways to
Tango in a Ring.
WRESTLING PRELIMS STAGED
Mike Gibbons, pride and Joy .f St.
Paul and tha beat little fox trotter in tha
middleweight Ulvlsiou. demonatertcd a
few of tha lateat atepa aa originally
ahown In recent bouts with Jimmy Clubby
and Eddie MrOoorty at tha Krnc theater
list night. Mike showed a lot of spaed
with hla mitts and with Ids feet and It
waa eaay for Omaha fight fans to understand-how
he came by the appellation of
Mike worked with Brother Tommv, who
is no alouch himself, and while he put
nc steam behind the blowa ha circled
around tha squared ring and otherwise
displayed hla knowledge of the boxing
A battle royal, which atarted with con
eltlerable excitement, but ended rather
tamely, was won by Kid epady. who waa
never known to lose a battle royal lu bis
life. 3pady la clever enough with hla
hands and la such a swell little organiser
that he manlpulatee the battle so that
everybody but himself la knocked out
Previous to the boxing by tbe Gibbons
brothers Tommy Dixon and Pat Conley,
one of the many alleged Irish champions,
htrled challengea to Touslff Hussans.
Said challengea were accepted and It may
bo that the match will be wlahed onto
Jack Meyers dumped a youth named
Murray from Dakota two atralght falla
In a wrestling prelim. Murray proved
to be quite an acrobatic tumbler and af
forded considerable amusement the way
be flopped around the ring with Meyers.
Murray waa exceedingly graceful turning
fllle. but Jack fell rather hard when he
got mixed up In them.
Toung Otitch took two falla from Kid
Peck In the other prelim.
there was no base hall concerned In his
trip d"splte rumors that lis mlRht meet
Han Johnson, president of the American
league, In this city.
Gideon Lands First
In Three-C Tourney,
Eddy Comes Second
Slight Hitch Over
I The City Court Bill
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLJi. aiarch I. (Special.) Hav
ing discovered an apparent technical error
In 11. R. Ml, the bill creating municipal
courts for the t itles of Omaha and South
Omaha, Governor Morehead today re
turned It to the house without hla ap
proval, suggesting that It be corrected.
Die aald that If this were done he would
be glad to approve tha bill.
A phraae referring to South Omaha. In
tended to affect that city especially Is
made to apply to "cltlea of 15,000 to 40,0ns
(population." In thla Instauca words In
stead of figures were used and the phrase
reads "twenty-five to forty thousand."
Governor Morehead considered that thla
might be construed to Include any city
having more than twenty-five Iniiabltanta
and less than 0,0t.
Members of the Douglae county dele
. grit Ion succeeded it convincing the gov
ernor that no court would construe the
phrase aa including any other tLan South
Omaha. The governor wilt piooaoly ask
tba house to return him the bill and eg. til
Start Training for
the Coming Season
Ralph Willis. Rourke hurler, has ar
rived In Omaha ready to don the span
gles for the 191& season. Willis Just
recently signed with Rourke and now
that he Is satisfied Is prepared to tease
Western loop hitters once more with hla
tantUtslng slow ball.
Pa Rourke la of tha opinion that Joe
Bell and Doo Seabaugh will not be with
Omaha thla season. Bell la loath to
leave hla Itfe Insutance business at
Oalneavllls, Fla.. and 8eabaugh haa a Job
with the 'Frisco railroad la Spring
Won. Lost. Pet.
An enthusiastic crowd witnessed Harry
Qideon's victory over Eddy last night by
a score of :i" to So In the final game of
the three-cushion tournament at C. C.
Poth contestants hnd perfert scores up
to laj-t night's game which placed Gideon
flit In tlio tournament and Eddy second,
whiio Msirlln and Chsrllevllle are tied
for third place.
Gideon takes prizes for first place and
the most decisive defeat while Eddy haa
to his credit prizes for second place, high
run and high average.
Harlln and Charllevllle will play off the
tie for thlid place tonight. .
The score: -
Glilern. K: Eddy, !5. HlRh run. Otdeon.
8; Kddy, 5. Innings, 86. Referee: Harlln.
Cochran and Cahn
Play Match Games
Welker Cochran, sensational boy bll
llardiat from Manaon, la., and Albert
Cahn, state champion of Nebraska, will
play two match gamea at 18. 1 at Morri
son's billiard parlors Thursday and Fri
day nights. Cochran will give Cahn a
First Preibyterian Congregation An
thorizeg Work to Begin on Con
struction of Edifice.
FUNDS LARGELY SUBSCRIBED
Root Will Not Run
For the Presidency
j ALIVANT, N. T.. March lt-Under n"
e'ircumetancea will former Senator Ellhn
Root be a candidate for president In 1!K
He made this statement here todsy.
"All taik of my being a candidate is Re
solute nonsense," he declared. "Such a
thing Is impossible."
The First Tresbyterlsn chtirch accepted
the offer of Arthur D. Brandeis for
InO.om for its property on the northwest
corner of Sevont'enth snd Dodge streets
at a congregational meeting last evening.
Within slity days work will begin on
the erec tlon of a new church at Thirty
fourth and Farnam streets. .
The conKregatlqn Isst evening author
ized the uildlng committee to call for
bids for the construction of the new
Casper K Tost, presiding, was author
ized to appoint a building committee of j
aeven members, two of whom shall be
women. He will appoint that committee
The new church Is to cost SR6.000 and
the cost of the lot s $22,000. Furniture
will cost So.Ono. Ex-Senator Millard will
present the pipe organ to the church.
Subscriptions have alrefidy been re
ceived from men, amounting to .tO.v
and from women amounting to 15,0vt.
Additional subscriptions of $10,000 are ex
pected from men, and women have
pledged an additional tr.,000. Thla makes
a total of ISO.OnO.
Little tn Be Provided.
These subscriptions plus the proceeds
from tbe sale of the old property, Includ
ing an advance payment on the nw lot,
make a total of $137,000. The estimated
cost of the completed and furnished
church is $15.1,000, leaving only $16,000 to
be provided for.
A slight salvage on the pipe organ and
the furnishings of the old church Is esti
mated at $1,000.
Weaver In II a nines,.
Shortstop Ruck Weaver has opened a
Millard ha 1 in Chicago. Hnck hamtle.i
thc.tvories In good faslilon last vesr whra
Iw? i attained the White Sox.
Carlaw Flees State;
Accused of Murders
PISSETOV. R D.. March 17.-On the
trial of George W. Carlaw. charged by
a coroner's Jury today with tho "willful
murder" of hla wife and 16-yesr-old
daughter, whoses bodies were found late
last night in their home here, a sheriff's
posse tonight crossed the state line Into
Minnesota fourteen miles east of here.
Neighbors became suspicious when
neither Mrs. Carlaw nor her daughter,
Francis, was In evidence about the Car
law home yesterday and last night
forced their way into the house. Both
bodies were found in a bed room, their
heads cmehed and the girl's throat cut
A bloodstained wrench and large knife
lay near. The Carlaws had been promi
nent in local affairs.
Smith and Dillon'
Will Fight Tonight
MILWAUKEE. March 1-Oonboat
Pmlth and Jack Dillon, heavyweight box
era, will meet at catch weights la a tcn
,reund no decision bout here tonight. Dil
lon U a alight e-to-5 favorite.
Out of ftospltal.
LOS ANGELAS. Cal.. March George
Weaver, shortstop for the Chlrago'Amer
lcana, waa discharged from a hospital to
day, following an operation for tonsilitis.
To PUT with Ventre.
LOS ANQEL"ES. Cel.. March 1. oJe
Bcnrer of the Chicago Americans an
nounced todav that he had decided to
slRn a contraot to play shortstop for the
Venice base ball team of the Pacific
Negro Registered as
Voter When in Jail
TERRE HAl'TE, Ind . March li.-Jas
Bcott. negro, testllled at the hearing of
the election frauds case today that he
was In Jail tlm day on which an absentee
registration affidavit had been prepared
In hla name and swum. Other n groat
told of their success as repimtcra during
The defense lost a point when the court
ruled that conversations between ee-coo-
piratov In tits elccUun contest fund
Could be admitted, aa evidence
to Post Bonds
CHICAGO. March I. Kanaas City
Federal league club officiala are ready
to post bonds to lusure their fulfilling
their part of the franchise contract be
tween the Federal league and the Kaneas
t'tty club, if Judge Baldwin requires that
assurance, according to Claience Kl
dridge, aaslstant counsel for the Kansaf
City club. A decision le espected tomor
row from Judge Baldwin tn tbe Injunc
tion suit brought by the Kansas city
dub against the Federal league to pre-!
vent tne transfer of the Kansas City
franchise to Mswark,
Klwswrt Tswaael fr rwtlertwa. j
MON'TltKAT On. Mr-h Ml TV 1
Montreal bass ball club haa trad4 Prank
klppart. outfielder, for Fuiiertun. a ito
attie pitcher, it was anaouuosd here ta-dsy.
Pal! Listen to this;
Prince Albert is the one pipe tobacco
that gets right under the epidermis of the
most veteran pipe smoker. Men who
have become case-hardened to tongue
'tortures are falling in line along with
young fellows who
are just getting
where love the
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KAN rHANCI8CO. March 11,-Jolin K.
Tener. prutdent of the Nstlunal bass ball
luiiu, who arrived hers with Chester
Ux. malortly stockholder of the Fbtla
clsiiJila Ki Hits I leaaue vlub. said today
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tht national joy smoke
but what they like
most is P. A.
p e ac e f u 1 n e s s .
They like the absence of the
tongue and throat suffering, taken
out of P. A. by our famous patented
process. P. A. is sold in the tidy,
pocket-handy red tins, ioc; toppy
red bags, 5c; also in pound and halt
pound tins; but the pound crystal
glass humidor is the jim-dandy pack
age for home and office use. You go
Yoa can buy any of thttm at any storm that sell tobacco.
It J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Winston-fclem, N. C
Fnmiiel I.. Rogers of North Carolina
will tnke the oath of office today n ili
leitor of the cemois. succeeding William
.1. Harris, who returned to become u
numbers of the Federal Trade com"!';
Th. supreme court announced It wan1''
take Its usual Kaster recess after Klvlna
uei'l.oions March i" and would rcasscmb'.o
on April S.
The second Rt-ct covernmental strewy
created by romtreHn Blnce the ailnin
Ntratlon of President Wilson bf-ifnn, will
i.orae Into being at nKn today, who
Joseph E. Davis of Wisconsin, Edwarl
N. Hurly of Illinois, William J. Harris
of Ceurgla. William II. Parry of Wash
ington and tJeorce nublvo of New
Hampshire arf sworn In as nwniWs c:
the FVdcrel Trade commission with f?r
leaching powers of supcr ii'lon over
American l)ii!,ii:eES ontrprises.
Economy is a fascina
ting thing these days. It
is much worth your
while to feast your eyes
on our new line of young
men's suits for $15.00.
We've lately added these
to our stock with no
additional selling expense
and are giving, excep
tional values at this price.
They are nobby suits,
cut on the same lines as
our higher priced ones
long soft roll, high cut
vest patch pockets,
straight trousers. For
quality, style and ser
vice we beli'eve they
fully measure up to suits
usually sold at $5.00 to
Soft spring shirts, tl.RO. Hand-
some patterns, serviceable mater
ials, and colore Kuaiantsed. Our
own label la on each tthlrt You will
be pleased' with our showing of
these fine values for the prlos, 11.50,
418 So. Jetll 8t.
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