Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1915)
Powered by OpenONI
THE BEE: OMAHA. Fit! DAY. DF.CKMUKK 17. 1!M.".
State Convention Decides to Accept
Invitation of Western City
for Next Year.
SAFETY FIRST MUCH TALKED OF
COLUMBUS, Neb., Dec. (Special
Telegram.) Alliance vu chosen by the
state convention of county commissioners
and supervisors for the next meetln?
Alliance received 88 votes, Omaha, 18,
and Hastings, 11.
Thirty telegrams from officers and
business men of Alliance were received
and read by the secretary soliciting the
members to vote for Alliance for holding
the next annual convention.
By an unanimous vote the present of
ficers were all re-elected: P. J. Kennedy,
president, York; 1 R. BArlow, vice presi
dent, Lodgepole; C. K. Hill, "secretary,
Hastings, and Mike Cavey, St. Kdward.
In the afternoon the subject of county
roads was again taken up and discussed,
by James A. While, Messrs. Pitts of Cass
county, Purdy of Madison county and
Clarke of Nemaha county. The opinion
of the speakers was that the costs of
establishing- new roads costs about JO
per mile for grading- and to keep same In
good repair would cost $15 per mile. It
was suggested that the county road
should be under supervision of the
supervisors as It Is now under the com
County Attorney Olto F. Walter of
Platte county was called upon for a few
remarks and he took for his subject
safety, first of records by procuring good
vaults, by placing signals on bridges
while repairing; same, by complying with
legislation placing white posts on each
side of the culverts on the public high
way, thus avoiding expenses and costs
to the county.
A resolution extending thanks to Colum
bus and especially to the Commercial
club for hospitality was read and
endorsed by a rising vote.
The members attended a banquet at
the Orpheus hall given by the Commer
c'al club. The banquet was served by the
women of the Methodist Episcopal church.
The music on this occasion was rendered
by the Columbus new symphony or
chestra consisting of eighteen members
and under the direction of Prof. E. P.. G.
Moving pictures were shown at the
North Opera house last night, giving the
process of manufacturing Iron and steel,
after which the visiting guests partook
of a Dutch lunch at the Elks hall given
by the Commercial club of Columbus.
Matters Enters Denial
Of Candidacy Rumor
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 16. (Special.) Senator
John Mattes of Nebraska City, who vis
ited the state house today, said he was
not seriously considering- the rumor that
he might be a candidate for' the demo
(ratio nomination for governor. Mr.
Mattes declared the report published In
a Lincoln paper that the German-American
alliance was taking steps to throw
its vote against Wilson Was all a fabri
cation. "The state alliance of Nebraska is per
fectly nonpolltical and independent in
politics," said the senator. "It la not an
Incubator for public or political schemes,
and has not in any way taken any action
"Our members are students of economic,
social and political questions. They will
cast their votes Intelligently when the
proper time comes, and neither prejudice
or revenge will tarnish their actions. The
future welfare of the country will over
balance any temporary disappointment."
TWO NEBRASKANS GET
MONEY FROM ESTATE
SYRACUSE, N. T., Dec. IS. (Special
Telegram.) Harry Dixon of North Platte,
Neb., and Nellie Dean Wilson of Lincoln,
Neb., will receive their share of the
$1,000,000 estate of Colonel Wardwcll G.
Robinson as soon as the court approves
settlement terms between executors and
Mrs.- Vera Robinson Coyne of St. Lou!,
who, claiming to be his daughter, started
suit to secure the entire estate and tied
up the distribution by injunction.
Robinson died supposedly a bachelor.
Mrs. Coyne appeared at the funeral, say
ing he married Louise Simmons, her
mother, and produced a 26-year-old news
paper clipping to prove the contention.
Her lawyer. Spencer Brownell, made a
nation-wide trip and secured the consent
of most .of the heirs to settle 25 per cent
upon her, and today asked the court's
permission to discontinue the action. The
Nebraska heirs' share Is not specifically
known until expenses are deducted, but
It will be several thousand dollars.
BEATRICE MAN ACCUSED OF
STEALING JEWELS AND CASH
BEATRICE, Neb., Dec. 10. (Special.)-
L. R. Smith of this city was arrested
Wednesday evening and lodged In the city
Jail on the charge of stealing jewelry
valued at about XSt from a local jewelry
store. Some of the stolen property was
found In his possession and he attempted
to throw It away when Officer Hayden
placed him . under arrest. He la also
charged with stealing $15 from the cash
register at Black's mill, where he has
been employed and from which place he
vas discharged Tuesday.
WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH
IN SOD HOUSE NEAR M'COOK
M'COOK. Neb.. Deo. 16. (Special Tele,
gram.) kits. R. D. Rogers, who lived on
a farm about fifteen miles northwest of
McCook, lit Hitchcock county, was
burned to death in her sod farm house
yesterday afternoon. No other person
was on the place at the time. Origin
of the flra la unknown. The body was
found under earth and debris of the
caved-ln roof of ths sod house, lying
across the bed. Burial occurred In Hayes
bounty this afternoon.
Her t Sabivri t roap.
"My sort Edwin Is sutiject to croup,"
writes Mrs. E. O. Irwin, New Kensing
ton, Fa. "I put to many sleepless hours at
night ixfors I learned of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. Mothers need not fear
this disease if they keep a bottle of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in ths
hausa and use It as directed. It- always
gave my boy relief." Obtainable every
' where. Advertisement.
THIS FRENCH HEROINE IS A NEW
JOAN OF ARC t
Mile. Emllllene Moreau, heroine of the
recapture of Loos, has been awarded a
military medni by France, for acts of
bravery which the French people say
are paralleled only by the history of
Joan of Arc. During the fighting at
tendant upon the recapture of Loos by
the allies. Mile. Moreau killed two Ger
mans with a pistol and later slew three
more with a hand grenade which she bor
rowed frow a French sergeant. The Ger
mans were firing on her home, which
she had converted Into a first-aid hospital
for the soldiers of the allies.
FAKE ASPIRIN IS DISCOVERED
Food Commissioner Harman Finds
Where Large Quantity Has
IN PLACE OF GERMAN DRUG
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Dee. 16. (Special.) Work
ing with government officials. State Food
Commissioner Harman and Chief In
spector Kembel,have been able to discover
the sale of so-called aspirin, a tablet used
largely by phslclans and druggists for
the cure of headaches.
Aspirin Is made in Germany, but a drug
called actylo-eallcyllc acid made In this
country Is said to be equally as good.
However, the use of the latter remedy
has never come Into general use because
aspirin has ben so largely advertised that
everybody has insisted on that Instead
of the American product. So great has
been the demand for aspirin that It ap
pears some firm in the east has been
manufacturing a counterfeit which has
been sold In large quantities to druggists
as the real article.
The Medlln Brokerage company of
Omaha of which J. W. Medlln Is the
proprietor, appears to have had the
handling of the alleged aspirin in this
state and ' has been the distributor to
other druggists. Before Justice Brltt of
Omaha he pleaded guilty to the charge
of keeping drugs not stamped with the
amount, of contents and 'was fined $40
and costs. ,
in justice to Mr. Medllu, Food Commis
sioner Harman says he was ignorant of
the nature, of the drug and supposed he
was handling the real article and has
promptly turned over to the authorities
all of the counterfeit article in his posses
sion worth about ST00.
The alleged aspirin contains one-half
jgratn of acetalnlld, which Is detrimental
to heart action and might be e-xcedingly
dangerous for those with weak hearts
to take. The Omaha concern has dis
posed of over 500,000 of these tablets in
the-tate and the government Inspectors
are to know just where to go to
locate the druggists which have handled
It. One Omaha druggist was found with
27,000 tablets in his possession and those
were selised. , Lincoln druggists are
known to have the counterfeit aspirin In
their possession and will be called upon
to face a tribunal of Justice.
Real aspirin sells for $8.S0 per 1,000
tablets, while the counterfeit brings about
$i.50. The counterfeit can be readily
distlneulshed from the real because It
will dissolve In cold water, while the real
aspirin Is not soluble. It will break In
cold water Into small parts and then
settle In the bottom, but the counterfeit
dissolves entirely in a glass of cold water.
UNITED CHARITIES IS
ORGANIZED XAT COLUMBUS
COLUMBUS. Neb., Dec. 16 (Special.)
The Columbus United Charities is the
name of the organization that was com
pleted last night. Carl Kramer called
the meeting to order and was selected ss
temporary chairman, while Charles L.
Dicky acted as secretary. After different
waya had been spoken of and suggested,
the following were elected as a board of
directors: a. W. Phillips. M. B. Helms,
Henry F. J. Hockenberger, Charles U
Dickey and Carl Kramer.
The board of directors instructed the
secretary to ask churches, fraternities
and other organizations interested In the
work of charity to designate one of
their members to co-operate with the
committee of this association In securing
The following committee on memher
ship has been selected: Carl Kramer,
Mrs. J. B. Geitsen, Mrs. George H.
Thomas, Mirs. Leoppold Jegl. Mrs. Al
bert Plageman. Mrs. Phil Echols and
Mrs. M. Brugger.
HASTINGS SENDS FULL
QUOTA INTO THE FRAY
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 16. (Speclal.)-Hastlngs
appears to have been struck with an epi
demic of offlc seeking, the secretary of
state's office receiving today a filing
made by A. J. Sllger. of (hat city, wjio
wants ths nomination for land commis
sioner on the democratic ticket. Just to
show that the populist party la still alive,
Mr. Sliger wants ths nomination of that
Two men there would like the nomina
tion on the republican ticket for gov
ernor. Another man wants the demo
cratic nomination for railway commis
sioner, another Is a csndidats for the re
publican nomination for congress and an
other man wants some kind of an office
not yet specified.
Cheek Voir Winter t'oaab.
Dr. Bell's Pine-7 ar-Honey will stop
your cough and strengthen your lungs.
Get a b-illle now. Only jc. All drugs-hits.
WORK THE FARMS
Prof. Pagjley of Lincoln Tells Ne
braska State Grange Defect in
DECLINE FOLLOWS TENANTRY
GRAND l.UXD, Neb., Dec. 16.-(Spe-clal
Telegram. ) The second day of the
GrnnKO session was largely taken up
with receiving and considering reports.
One feature of the day was the address
of Prof. C W. Pugsley of the I'nlverslty
of Nebraska, who emphaslied the need
t'f a departure from the tendency to
ward trnsnt farming. Forty per cent
of Nebraska farms were now conducted
by truants and the tendency In this di
rection is to a still greater per cent.
This means n gradual deterioration of
the farm and a decl'.ne In productivity.
Real aaricultural prosperity precludes
tenant farming and absolutely requires
a continuity of ownership and Interest
not only for an upkeeping of the Soil
fertility but also for the maintenance
of standard living conditions and farm
There must be a better organisation
for the purpose of selling farm products.
In Lincoln alone there are over TOO acres
of land that could produce food, but
such food cannot be profitably marketed
on account of the middlemen. A proper
distribution system la lurking.
Another feature was the address of
State Superintendent A. O. Thomas, who
dwelt upon the necessity of oetter edu
cational facilities for the rural districts,
both for the purpose of making the farm
ers of the future more competent and
of adding to the enjoyment of life.
There should be such facilities within
reach of every farm as to enable all
farm boys and girls to secure the needed
educational equipment. Work In exem
plifying ths various degrees was done.
The legislative committee made Its re
port, but the same has not as yet been
accepted or discussed. The finance com
mittee shows a very satisfactory condi
tion and a neat balance on hand.
About 150 were present today.
To Send Man Out
To Montana Court
From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 16.-cSpeolal.)-Gov-ernor
Mohehead today acted the Santa
Claua part to Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
Schroeder-of Seward and their two tiny
children, when he refused to grant a
requisition asked by the wovernor of
Montana for the return to that state of
Mr. Schroeder, charged with grand lar
ceny under the laws of that state.
According to the evidence, the Seward
man had rone up to Montana in search
of a homestead and had come In contact
with a real estate man who offered him
the relinquishment on a tract of land held
by a woman for $400. The land suited
Schroeder all right and he gave the land
agent a -check for the amount, stating
that he did not have that amount In
the bank, but as soon as he got back to
Seward he would arrange for Its ray
ment. However, the ajrent turned the check
over to a bank in that state, and. as
Schroeder did not have the funds to meet
It, he was sought on the charge of grand
larceny, which in Montana Includes the
giving of a check when there Is no money
on deposit to cover it.
In refusing to grant the requisition.
Governor Morehead said that he had
been a banker himself and it seemed to
him it would have been a very easy mat
ter and the business thing to have done
for the bank to have wired or telephoned
the Seward bank to see if the check was
good. No money had been lost by the
transaction except a few dollars that the
agent had expended, and he did not be
lieve that It was rlghtto send the man
back among strangers to fight a case
when It wssj evident he had had no In
tention of committing a fraud,- -
Mrs. Schroedor and the two children
were present In the governor's office and
appeared to be much pleased with the
action of the governor.
FARMER SERIOUSLY' HURT
AS AUTO BACKS DOWN HILL
BEAVER CITt, Neb., Dec. 16.-(Speelal
Telegram.) II. L. Watson was seriously
Injured and Mrs. R. 1 Healer was hurt
and unconscious for a while In an auto
mobile accident four miles west of town
last evening. A small child of Mrs. Ros
ier' s escaped unhurt. Watson was tak
ing Mrs. Resler, who is a neighbor, home,
and when climbing a hill attempted Vo
put on the low gear, but pushed the re
verse " by mistake, and tho car backed
down the hill, missed a bridge at the
bottom and turned upside down in the
creek below, pinning Watson under the
machine and knocking Mrs. Resler un
conscious for a short time, the recov
ered soon and walked a mile to her home
and brought help to relcaso Watson.
Improve meats at McCook.
M'COOK, Neb., Dec. 16. (Speclal.)
Among the Improvements now being
made In the business buildings of Mc
Cook is the new McCook National Bank
building on Main avenue, adjoining the
bank's present quarters. The fine weather
of this fall has given the opportunity of
making considerable progress In its erec
tion. The front of the building will be
of Bedford stone, the first building other
than the big Federal building. In which
that handsome stons has been used In
News Notes of Geneva.
GENEVA, eb., Deo. 16. (Special.)
Yesterday the Eastern Star lodge held
a reception. Grand Instructress Mrs.
Hamilton of Lincoln being present. In
itiatory work was held In ths evening.
Superintendent and Mrs. Meyers were
the candidates. Visitors from neighboring
chapters wers present.
Ths Royal Geneva company gave an en
tertainment In the new City Auditorium
under the auspices of the Geneva band.
Th Store of the Town
A HOUSE COAT
$5.00 TO $25.00
Drowning. King & Co.
NEW HEAD RESIDENT OF THE
SOCIAL SETTLEMENT. 1
Norfolk Hotel Man
Cashes Bogus Check
NORFOLK, Neb., Dec. 16.-(Speclal Tel
egram.) Sioux City police are searching
for a man giving the name A. G. Sim
mons, who passed a check at a Norfolk
hotel In the sum of $ss.50 to which the
signature cf the Washington Hat end
Shirt company of Sioux City was alleged
to have been forged. Two other chocks
for $46 each were said to have been
cashed by the man.
Simmons called at 'the hotel office for
a letter and one was waiting for him In
an envelope of the hat firm. From the
envelope he drew his check and the hotel
clerk, watching the operation, promptly
i - j
The market letter of one of the leading
stock and bond brokers of Chicago says:
Now is the opportune time to invest in
the younger companies manufacturing light
motor cars, and experience the good fortune
that the original stockholders in the older
companies have done.
Greater opportunities exist for tho reason
that the pioneering in the industry has been
done; standards, have been established and
all educational work accomplished.
We have placed on the market the
Drummond car, which is a demonstrated suc
cess, and to meet our increased business will
require additional capital. With an original
capital of $50,000 we are increasing our capi
tal to $500,000 and are offering, subject to
prior sale, $100,000 7 cumulative, preferred
and participating stock at par, which is $100
Let us show you what large dividends
have been paidby other motor car manufac
turers and the excellent opportunity which
we have to measure up to what they have ac
complished. Write or call for our catalogue and pros
Perry, Oklahoma, April 29, 1914.
Bankers Life Insurance Company,
Gentlemen: I am in receipt of your letter of the 27th enclosing
check for $780.29 in payment of my policy maturing on the 21st in
I am very much pleased with the settlement made under this
policy and it is quite a contrast to the one made last year by the Equi
table Life Assurance Society of New York, a copy of which settlement
I sent you some time ago.
The Equitable policy was for $2,000 and their settlement was over
$500 less than yours would have been based on a $2,000 policy.
Very truly yours,
" CD. JENSEN.
Ask the man
STATE ONCE BOUGHT WOOD
Auditor Smith Uncovers Record
Showing Old-Time System of
TRAINS ON IMPERIAL BRANCH
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dfc. 16.-Spe-lM.)-ftate
Auditor Smith has unearthed an old
record kept by Ihe state auditor In the
early days of tho state's history wh'ch
has soma Interest Ins; entries In It which
shows how things have changed In this
One entry under date of lsR shows that
ths legislature made an appropriation of
$1,800 for wood to keep the legislature
warm. All but $77.75 was spent In an ef
fort to warm up the members.
In 1870 the state s.tient $ for a chan
delier and then added $!2.fcS In repairs.
The same year the state paid $19 for two
cords of wood to warm the offlre of the
Proposal from Railroad,
Information comes to the State Railway
commission that the Burlington railroad
has proposed to meet ths demands of the
patrons of Its Imperial branch for a
dally passenger train by putting on a
passenger service each way three days
In the week and a mixed train the other
three days. However, It Is said that the
patrons will not be satisfied with this
offer, although the road may go ahead
and establish that kind of service any
To Arraare Race Meets,
According to Secretary Mellor of the
Stats Board of Agriculture there will be
a meeting of representatives of fair as
sociations In Sioux City on December M
for the purpose of making arrangements
for the season of 1916 rare meets. States
represented will be Iowa, Nebraska and
i South Dakota and the fairs affected will
Street, Omaha, Neb.
w'jp . . Wv'iK? 4sjM IW"
who owns one of our policies.
be the state fairs of ths three slstes with
the races held at Sioux City.
Another I'SJiMtlalat Likely.
Word comes to Lincoln . that J. F.
Glllilsn of Auburn, county treasurer of
N'rmaha county. Is likely to enter the
ring for the republican nomination for
s'ate treasurer. Mr. Glllllan has been
looking the situation over and talking
with his friends and believes the track Is
lde enough for another entry.
Ink lloootlnar Rynn.
John Sink, who gained celefcrlty because
of his famous nine-foot bed sheet law,
mm i-... - a r
u- Lyr... i neaaquaners ior
1 1 5-IT HO. 10TII ST.
J Furniture, the
Variety of Choice New Patterns
Iictiwl above U one of dwn new ariiTala In atipwb oremtoff- ,
etl Davenports Jast sampled on IVaton & lAter'a sales floors. t p i
hoist eric are tapetrle anil velours, rholce new patterns. Th4 , L
prUt of Ihe one pictured l 854.50. Other styles range In . r
price all the way from
mYour Credit Is Good
Buy Christmas Presents
Without Vasting Your Time
By visiting the
In the court of
THE BEE BUILDING
Whero' ladies of 24 church have a large and heautiful
selection of useful, ornamental and fancy articles suit
able for all purposes.
Always have and always will know how to make and se
lect the best there is in Christmas Gifts let them do it
for you now save time, money and disappointment by
buying from them, this year as thousands did in past
seasons. Satisfaction guaranteed is their slogan.
This Incomplete List Shows the
VARIETY OF ARTICLES FOR SALE
Home Made Candy
Home Cooking, all kinds
Aprons, fancy and plain
leather Oooda , i
Hand Fainted China
EVERY DAY THIS WEEK IS A
Bargain Day at the 1915
Have you an agency? Have
was at the state house today and cava
out the Intelligence thet the demoeratlo
party will not be without a Candidal
for governor, as Mayor Charlie Ryan,
thrice head of the city of Grand Island,
will soon file for the democratic nomina
tion. When asked If the mayor was will
ing to subscribe to the Bryan prohibition
plank and thus get the support of ths
mayor and his wandering brother, Mr.
Sink simply said thst Mayor Ryan was a
good man for ths placs and none near
said him nay.
V The Bee's "Swapper" columa.
t - - nif. rvrv
I'HONK DOUG. 835.
Best Gift of All
at Beaton & Laier's Q
I In Cuahions
TWENTY PAYMENT LIFE POLICY
Matured in the
OLD LINE BANKERS LIFE
of Lincoln, Nebraska
Name Christopher D. Jenaea
Iteside-nce Ferry, Okla.
Amount of policy ,. . . .$1,000.00
Total Fi-eiuliinui paid company ... .$ 642.09
Total Cah )mi11 Mr, Jensen ..$780.29
And SO Years Insurance (or Nothing
you a policy?