Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 05, 1916, Page 3, Image 3
T7IK BEE. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JANUAUY o, 191(, 3 Nobraska HALL'S DOOR CLOSED TO THEEXAHINER State Treasurer and Auditor's Clerk Unable to Gain Sight of Money Bagi. DEMOS KEEP UP RICH ROW (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. Jan. 4.- (Special.) -Stat, house democrats may have "sworn off on soma things the first of the year, but they have not turned over a new leaf when It comes to continuing the peculiar brand of harmony which has existed among them since the good old ship of state was turned over to the present crew. Again State Treasurer Georae Hall is the bone of contention, and this time ho Is belabored by other state officers be cause he will not allow State Accountant Pe France to enter his office and make an examination of the books. One democrat makes the charge that DeFrance was denied the right to Investi gate the affairs of the state treasurer, and that after he had made a prelimi nary survey he quit while he was making other surveys, and was not allowed to fco back and finish the Job ordered by State Auditor Smith. It is said that things were said by State Auditor Smith to State Treasurer Hall which are not for the ears of the public. State Treasurer Hall says that no man can check up his office unless he checks up the whole concern, and he does not propose to let DeFrance nose around unless he roots over the whole shooting match. DeFrance says he stands ready to go to rooting over the books any old time, and proposes to follow out the Instructions of the state auditor even though the heavens fall and he has to do his duty at the point of the bay-o-net. In the meantime the official organ of the democratic party Is digging up an cient history regarding the man It helped to elect state treasurer. Republicans are shedding great gobs of sobs to see their democratic brethren unable to dwell In harmony. Jewelry Store at Holbrook Robbed UOLBROOK, Neb., Jan. 4. (Special Telegram.) Robbers broke Into the Guy Butler drug store yesterday and stole fifty-two rings, eleven watch chains, three watches and some cuff buttons. They fcroke out a window In the rear of the store, making their entrance through that way. Mr. Butler estimates his loss St J2fl0. MANY CANDIDATES OUT IN JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIRBURT, Neb.. Jsn. 4 (Special.) " ith the Nebraska primary a little over three months off, six aspirants for sher iff have announced themselves In Jeffer son, an office held by Ed Hughes, the democratic Incumbent. These aspirants Include four republicans, John G. Rawles, 1. .. 11 n- Tthnavn PhavUi IT fl 1 1 m rrm - n t ! Charles Frans, and twu democrats, W. F. Bonawlts and P. H. Shea. The latter Is at present a deputy shertrf of -Jefferson county. There will be no contests over county IrcHsurep nr nrnbate ludce. as 1). B. CroD- sey and Louis J. Nutman are both seek-J lng second terms. Frank L. Rain, county attorney, will retire, having held four consecutive terms. C. H. Denney, an at torney of this city, who was prosecuting attorney from 1906 until W is being mentioned for the place. No candidates for county assessor or clerk of the district court have announced themselves as yet. County Assessor O. R. Jones will no doubt retire and Oscar Uarnsey, clerk of the district court, has expressed himself satisfied with two terms. This will leave two vacancies. Superintendent of Schools Henry Abrams, a democrat, who is-filling his first term,, will be up for re-election and will have a clear field. C. L. E. Blauser, who represented the Thirty-second district la the Nebraska legislature from Jefferson county, prob ably will be In the field again for re-election. He Is a democrat. Jefferson county may have at least one candidate for a state office, as several friends of S. M. Bailey have been boost ing him for the democratic t.omtnatlon for state treasurer. He Is cashier In one of the Falrbury banks and Is an ex treasurer of Jefferson county. BUTTON AND THOMAS CIRCULATE PETITIONS FREMONT, Neb.. Jan. 4. (Special.) Judge F. W. Button, who was appointed to the bench In the Sixth district by Governor Morehead when the late Chief Justice Conrad Hollenbeck took the oath of office, and Judge George Thomas of Columbus are circulating petitions among the voters In the district asking for their nomination at the primaries. Jo seph E. Daly has filed for the nomina tion for county attorney on the demo cratic ticket. It Is said other candidates will be In the field soon. MAYOR OF H0LDREGE ACCIDENTALLY KILLED IlOLDREGE, Neb., Jan. 4. (Special Telegram.) John Bragg, mayor of Hold rege, died at o'clock last night from the effects of a wound In the face which he received while hunting yesterday after noon. The accldet occurred as he was crossing a fence, pulling a gun after . him. - (, Commty Notes. BEATRICE, Neb., Jan. 4. (Special.) ' Z. C. Rockhold. a pioneer of Gage county, died at tils home In this ci'y Monday alter an Illness of a few days with pneu monia, aged "8 years. He located near Wyinore when the town was a village and resided there until eight years ago, when he came to Beatrice. Mrs. Rock hold died a year ago. He Is survived by two children. The schools, cigar stores, moving pic ture shows and churches have been closed at Wymore because of the small pox situation there. Eighteen cases were reported Monday. , George I. Smith of Johnson, Neb., died feunday at a local hospital of cancer, sged 67 years. Nothing is known of the dead nian's relatives, and the body will be held here until they can be heard lroni. Advertiser and customer profit by the 'Classified Ad" habit. Nebraska Jansen Says Makers Munitions Back of Preparedness Talk BEATRICE, Neb.. Jan. 4-(Speclat.)-At the first noonday luncheon of the week of prayer meetings Hon. Teter Jan sen Monday spoke on "International Peace." In referring to the preparedness program of the present administration Mr. Jansen expressed the opinion that the demands for a larger army and nary were being created by the manufacturers of munitions for the sole purpose of keeping up the dividends. He ridiculed the Idea of an Invasion of this country by' any of the warring nations after the present war is over, and declared that such a thing was utterly ImposMble. The speaker advocated international ar bitration as the only means tf making satisfactory adjustments of differences between nations which he said was bound to come. Caviness Elected Head of Kearney School for 3 Years KEARNEY. Neb., Jan. 4. (Special.) A. L. Caviness, secretary of the State Nor mal board and well known throughout the state, was elected as superintendent of the Kearney schools last night for three years at a salary of $2,400 a year. Mr. Caviness served for flftefn years as superintendent of the Falrbury schools and has been superintendent at Kearney since last fall. He has had a remarkable success In his work here, as his election indicates. The procedure before has been to contract but for one year at a time, but the desire to keep Mr. Caviness for a period developed the situation. The board also re-elected Principal Huwalt of the high school and provided for the installation of numerous pieces of ap paratus on the ward school grounds. Rancher Deeds Farm; Couple Under Arrest GRAND ISLAND. Neb., Jan. 4.-(Spe-rial Telegram.) Mrs. Effle Mitchell of Gothenburg Is in the Hall county jail and C. J. Clough of the same vicinity In the city jail here as the result of an ar rest made by Sheriff Benton of Lexing ton on a warrant from the police court cf tills city making a statutory charge. But back of this charge it is Indicated by the officials there Is a more serious one. According to the story told by the of ficers Clough and Mrs. Mitchell came to Grand Island from Oklahoma last Sep tember and lived here about a month as man and wife. Lattr the woman went to Gothenburg and there married a rich rancher who was aged and a widower, first, however, stipulating that he deed her a farm worth $18,000 which he did. Then the ceremony was performed. Clough, so it is said, was introduced to the husband as her brother under the name of Otrlm and Immediately took up his residence with the couple. Sheriff Benton became suspicious some time ago and has been working on the case since making a trip to Oklahoma, the former residence of the couple, a week or so sgo and securing evidence there which caused him to return to this city and file the necessary complaint with the local authorities. Young Man Is Killed Under Cars at Napier FALLS CIXT. Neb., Jan. 4. (Special Telegram.) George R. Burke, about 36 years of age and a printer by trade whoie home was In Wichita, Kan., wss killed in the Burlington yards at Napier, Mo., be ing run over by the cars. He had been working for H. P. Custer, who has a Job printing and supply house for the last two months and proved to, be the finest kind of a man. He saved up ha money to send his mother mother a gift at Christmas time and since then has made trips to Rulo for drink. It Is supposed that he went ot Rulo for that purpose on Monday and when told that he colud not buy a ticket back to Falls ICty stole a ride to Napier on a freight expecting to come to this city on the passenger. West Point Farmer Swallows Poison WEST PIONT. Neb., Jan. 4. (Special Telegram.) Emll Wile, a prominent farmer and well known cltlsen living two miles east of West Point, committed suicide Monday afternoon, by swallowing sulphuric aclde. He was about 60 yeais old and leaves a widow and a large fam ily. No cause Is assigned for the act. He was In fair circumstances and was con templating on retiring from the farm In the spring. AMANDA BROWN PRESSES HER CLAIM TO ESTATE HASTINGS, Neb., Jan. 4.-(9peclat Tel egram.) The claim of Amanda H. Brown os Ashervllle, N. C, to the $100,000 estate of John O'Connor, was resched In the heirship hearing In the district court to ds y. Mrs. Brown makes her claim as a niece. She asserts that O'Connor's real name wss Lorenzo Halgler. She last saw hint alive when he was about 18 years old, but was able positively to Identify the body when she viewed It In the morgue here fifty years later. She said Halgler was conscripted Into the confederate army at Ashvllle and disappeared after the war. She heard of him In 1910, when she said O'Connor went to se relatives of hers In Tacoma, Wash., about their Joint Interest In an estate In Ireland. H carina; on this claim will be resumed tomorrow. New light on the early history of O'Connor was riven by a number of Hastings witnesses today who testified that O'Connor had told them hs had a wife and children living In the cast. Pioneer settlers said It was commonly understood among O'Connor's associates that he had a family living, though they never saw the wife or children here. These witnesses testified In support of the claim of llanora O'Connor and four sons of Lapeer. Mich., who says that O'Connor was her husband and deserted her In Albany In the latter pert of V. This claimant has rested reserving the right to call two more witnesses. I Nebraska STATE GOES AFTER THE CASH Attorney General Trying to Money Where There Are No Heirs. Get SEVERAL INSTANCES OF KIND I (From a Staff Correspondent.) , LINCOLN, Jan. 4. (Special.) The search for estates which revrt to the I state because the deceased owners have I no relatives still goes Merrily on In the I office of the attorney a-eneral. j Those recently unearthed are two small estates, one left by Carl Mauch of Omaha and another by Mr. Warner at So aid j These amounted to about I1.00J each. I Another estate which has been lying j Idle about ten years was discovered at Old and formerly belonged to George Wall. He left a quarter section of valu . able land, which was sold expenses of settling the estate. The money has been lying in a bank ever since. Attorney General Reed Is of the opinion that the proceedings In connec tion with the sale of the property may not have been legal, as he can find no evidence that the stat. was notified of the action. v Now a recluse has been found d.-ad near Lincoln with about $16,000 In securi ties in the place where he died. The at torney general has conferred with bounty Attorney Hager. who Is trying to secure the money for the srfite If no heirs arc found. Ask Thomas to l.rrlnre. The I nlverslty of Missouri Is Insisting that State Superintendent Thomas shall deliver at least two lectures before the students of that body during the ruining ear. They first asked that Dr. Thomas favor them with several lectures, but he feels that he cannot be spared from Ne braska educational Interests, and so they have agreed to let him off on two. Dr. Thomas has not yet made up his mind In the matter. "errelary's Mother Dead. The State Railway commission offices were closed this forenoon in honor of the memory of the aged mother of Secretary A. B. -Allen, who died at the home of her son Sunday. Most of the employes of the commission attended the funeral. Warrants Are leaned. The state auditor office force issued during the year 1915 warrants amounting to $5,3t,189.6. For the month of Decem ber 4.253 warrsnts were written, amount ing to $jOS,81.3!. But two other months during the year was this amount iv- ceded, when in June 147,678 was written, ana in January, $T3S,4J4. Paul Means Chosen As Rhodes Scholar (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. Jan. 4 (Snorlnl Tolaeram Paul B. Means, a former Nebraska uni versity man, was yesterday chosen as a Rhoades scholar for this state by the spe clsl commission appointed to make the selection. Chancellor Averv announced ths ton. tlon of Means after two nthpr mtnllrant. failed to pass the examinations. oieans took the examinations a year SEO With Paul llonri nf t.lncnln n.l hnlk passed exceptional scholarship require ments, uooa was nnaiiy chosen at that time. Means later attended school at Yal and Is onw taking a post graduate course at Oherltn. He will Ion v.. In h fall for his three years at Oxford as pro vided Dy tne unoades scholarship. INTERURBaXmAY BE RUN TO JOIN MISSOURI PACIFIC (From a 6taff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. Neb., Jan. 4 -(Special Tele gram.) Extension of the Omaha. Lincoln & Beatrice Interurban railway to Beatilc: from Lincoln and through that city to Virginia, a distance of twelve ml'es, where it will connect with the MUsourl Pacific railway from Kansas City, is a possibility. L. S. Cass' of Waterloo, la.. president of the Waterloo & Cedar Rapids Interurban lias been here the last few days looking up the matter. It Is said this looks good to him and that he. will so report o the company which has in contemplation the project, which has for Its object a more direct line to Kansas City. ' Wants Pear t'ommlaatos). BEATRICE, Neb., Jan. 4 (Special Tel egram.) Frank Wilson, 13 yea ts old, had both hands badly shattered today while hunting near Pickrell by the accidental discharge of a shotgun. ATIHEN it comes to complexions an tobacco, any "improve ment "on Nature ain't any improvement. J0 A0 II gm $0eeS ' S0s H DIG DISCOUNT rx ' mm mm OF Big Judgment in Breach of Promise Case is Set Aside WASHINGTON. Jan. 4.-A WO.tWO Ver dict for bresch of promise, which Mrs. Ida M. McNabb of Milwaukee, won In the district supreme court here several months ago, against John S. Kinney, a millionaire mine owner and lumberman of Palatka, Mich., was reversed today by the court of appeals. Chicago Hospital is Held Up on Pay Day CHICAGO. sti. 4 Two men entered the offices of St. Luke's hospital late Ihls afternoon, pointed revolvers at Miss Mnry Tobln, the cashier and escaped with a tin box containing $3,hm. It was pay day at the institution and offices were crowded with nurses and other emnloyes receiving their ssl.iry. The monthly payroll of the hospltnl amounts to $.'.,000 and about $;.flon had been paid to employes before the robbers entered. Tho robbers made the thirty nurses In the room hold up their hnnds while they seized the cash box from the cashier and esiapcd in an automobile. He Jumps to Death from Burning Hotel WATERBl'RT, Conn., Jan. 4. One man was killed, five others were Injured and the lives of sixty guests endangered in a fire that destroyed the Hotel Con necticut in the heart of the business sec tion early today. The Identity of the dead man has not yet been established. The police say that they believe that all the guests escaped from the building. The desd man and five who were hurt, received their injuries by Jumping from third snd fourth story windows. The loss U estimated at $100,000. The blaze started in the cellar from unknown origin. A "For 8ale" or "For Rent" Ad placed In The Bee will accomplish Its pur pose. Harmless. It Is a British custom for mayors and such like civic dignitaries to wear about the neck an ornamental chain, somewhat like that worn by Waldorf head wal era. And it wss a Londoner, Just arrived at a Scottish town, who Interrogated the por ter of the local Inn: "Not a large place, this?" "Not very," was the snswer, "Has It a corporation?" "A what, sir?' "I mean, who rules it?" i "Rules It? JuBt the provost." "Ah, the provost. Just like our lord ninyur. usa ii-i any inmpniA ur ruift "Insignia! What d'ye mean?" "Yes. insignia; that is to say, does he wear a chain?" "A chain, sir! The provost chained! Na, na! He nanus loose; but dlnna be feared, he's quite harmless." Phllsdel- phla Ledger. NEWLY ELECTED MEMBER BOARD OF EDUCATION. -vv;v ... . J - VELVET is made of Nature's best pipe tobacco with its best brought out in the natural way by two years ageing. A IPC ISO Sfe.ncW3v. fir?:- 3 SALE lOL'J OH RELIGIOUS CENSUS MEETS WITH DELAY Board of Education Will Consider Rcqueit of Committee to Per mit It to Be Taken. FOUR MEMBERS ARE OPPOSED Th Hoard of Kducstlon last vfn Ing engaged in a discussion over a request of the Laymen' committee on Boys and Girls' Kxtnslon Work for permission to make a religious canvass of the schools. A communi cation signed by J. 11. Llchtenwall tier, Q. V. Noble, H. A. Wilcox, D. E. Cleveland and J. B. Cain, Jr., wag re ceived by the board and several mem bers. of that committee appeared In person. President Ernst led the opposition to the plan, stating bla belief that it violated the spirit If not the letter of the constitution, and he was backed by U. F. Williams. Dr. E. Holovtchlner and A. C. Wakeley. Dr. D. E. Jenkins and 1. V.. Carpenter favored the Idea, the former wishing more Information an to the methods of securing the desired Information. The communication was placed on file. with the understanding that the com mittee will submit a ssmple of cards they would have filled out and outline tho canvsss in detail-. What of Other I raml "Was there not a comprehensive can vass made at the time of the 'Hilly' Pun- day campaign." asked President llrnst. Mr. I'lchtcnwullncr replied by saying that the Sunday house-to-house canvass yielded no reliable Information regarding the children. He further told the board that the canvass now proposed would be In the Interest of morals of the boys and girls and would accrue to the benefit of all denominations and creeds. He read letters from local clergymen and Isy- men. Indorsing the canvass. "nearest Other Plaa. The statement was made that only half of the children of the city attend Sunday jhools. Dr. Holovtchlner and Mr. Wake- ley suggested that the committee could get better results by making a house-to-house canvass. Dr. Jenkins and Mr. Carpenter were the only members to give the proposed can vass an encouragement. No tlmo was set for future consideration of the sub ject. Ray Gould Heads Builders' Exchange Officers of the Omaha Builders' ex change were elected yesterday as fol lows: Tresldent. V. Hay Gould; vice president. Parley g. Hamilton; treasurer. O. 8. Nelson; directors, Albln W. Bloom. C. J. Johnson, George Ktene Peter Laux, Grant Parsons and P. R, Vlerllng. THE HUNDREDS of bar gains in furniture, rugs and draperies secured in th first two days of this sale have been satisfying; ones. A great many have come and found the article they were looking for at a decided eaving over th regular value. Not onl did they ,flnd what they wanted, but were able to make other purchases of furnishings that they did not auspect could be secured at auch astonishingly low prices. x Come and Investlg lie. Colored Madras, beautiful bedroom blue and yellow Regular 7&c values, 1IB OIIKAT assortment a powerful inducement T1 consider that these are only lingular nn Mahoiranv Davenport 7o!oo Tapestry Chair ; OS. 00 jar jT fJ Jacobean Oak China uiosei VeXrt Jacobean Oak Serving Table J.B.UU 3C.O0 16.00 90.00 8S.00 44 00 5V00 nr.. oo 52 00 12.00 Fumed Oak Library TaDie Fumed Oak Buffet Mahokany Sofa Walnut Chiffonier Old Oak Chair Mahogany Buffet Fumed Oak China Cabinet Golden Oak Rocker Kumed Oak Library Table 12.00 19.60 Fumed Oak China Cabinet 72.00 Spanish Leather Bora 68.00 Spanish leather Sofa 100.00 China Cabinet, old oak 103.00 China Cabinet, old oak 24.00 Oolden Oak Side Table 117.00 Three-piece Mahogany Serving Table 96.00 each. 3 ft., 3 In. Walnut Walnut Dresser 62.00 60.00 Mahogany Chair 66.00 Morocco Leather Chair 7H.00 66.00 160.00 Morocco Leather Chair Leather Sofa Mahogany China Closet. Orchard & Wilhelm Co. Traffic Bureau Helps to Collect Claims for Clients Claims amounting to W.600 were col lected by the trafflo bureau of the Com mercial club during the year. During the entire year an average of five rate quotations per day was made as a mat ter of Information to persons Inquiring. This makes a total of 1.437 rate quota tions made In the course of the year. Numerous conferences were held with the railroads on the subjects of classifi cation, merchandising wervlce, switching rules and regulations covering weights, demurrage, etc Advice and asslstsnce were rendered to (he trade estension committee, the Indus trial committee, the Missouri river com mittee and the hay market committee of the Commercial club. In connection with the routine work of those committees, much of which Is closely related to traf fic matters. Hundreds of Inquiries were answered during the year concerning Interpretation of tariffs, payment of claims and nu merous other disputes that are constantly arising between the railroads and the shippers. All this work was done at an expense ot less thsn $10,000 for the year. Eleven Missing, One Dead as a Result of Explosion on Tanker NEW TORK. Jan. 4 One man Is dead snd eleven others are known to be missing, as a result of an explosion that wrecked the engine room of the Nor wegian oil tank steamer Aiteo at a Brooklyn dock today. The dead man was a fireman on the vessel, snd five of the missing men were members of the crew. The other six were employed on the dock. Seven were Injures, three of them seri ously. Most of the victims were trspped below decks, and those who were not Instantly killed probably were drowned by the water that flooded the engine room through a great hole blown In the side of the vessel. The Altec bed Just left dry dock and the cause of the explosion Is unknown, al though It Is believed to have been caused by the bursting of a tank of 10.000 eublo feet of gas that was used In connection with the oil fuel for the engines. Italy t'osamasideera ship. N'FW ORI.RANS. l.a.. Jsn. 4. Advices to shipping Interests hero today said the Italian aovernment had commandeered for transport purposes twenty-seven steamships of the Fesrce-fottonHlra and Creole lines, which maintain regular sill Inns between Italy, New Orleans, Ual veston and other gulf ports. Bell-ans Absolutely Removes Indigestion. One package proves it 25c at all druggists. Orchard & Wilhelm DRAPERIES HE1RE aro a few items selected at random from many attractive bargains in all lines of drapery goods. 30 Pairs Over Curtains 2V6 yd. by 25 In. Blue, Green, to 114.00 pair, for J51.UU Pr. Dimity, Marseilles, English Print, Cretonne and Lace Bed Sets at One-Half $1.50 value. . .$ .75 $2.75 value... $1.38 $3.95 value.. .$1.95 $4.25 valued . .$2.10 $ 8.75 $13.50 t7 Kf $20.00 One lot of 26 palra Curtains, one pair of a effects, In pink, A.Ta. a m Regular values .iot?. Six patterns In Bungalow Net. Ivory and Ecru Regular ouc values, .uv ywu. FURNITURE ot furniture items offered in tlio m.1c at extreme low prices is to every economical buyer. Note the savings listed below and a few from among hundreds January aal. rrlos S??0Q : oiww 50.00 42.50 22.00 20.00 40.00 20.00 5.00 7.50 7.SO 25.00 22.50 47.50 35.00 10.00 50.00 50.00 '.'"WJ.": Suite, Buffet, China Cabinet, Beds, two for moo O.UU 29.00 .JO.lKr 7.."iO 50.00 414-416-418 South 16th Street. The 8 ft) re of The Town Browning. King & Company Real Reductions on Men's High Class Furnishings $1.50 Shirts (Soft of Stiff Cuff) Now Priced at 95c, 3 for $2.75. $2.00 Shirts (Soft or Stiff Cuff ) Now Priced at $1.45, 3 for $4.00. $1.50 Pajamas , Madras or Flannel, Now $1.15. $2.00 Pajamas Madras or Flannel, Now $1.45. Neckwear 50c Now 35c 3 for $1.00 $1.00 Now 65c-2 for $1.25 $1.50 Now 95c 2 for $1.75 $2.00 Now $1.35, 3 for $3.75 $2.50-Now $1.85, 2 for $3.50 $3.50 Now $2.65, 2 for $5.00 BIO REDUCTIONS IN MEN'S AND CEIL- k DREN'S CLOTHING. Browning. King & Company GEO. T. WILSOX, Mgr. W1IKN AWAY FilOM HOME The Bee Is the Paper yen ask for; if you pla to e absent more than few aays, nave The Bee mailed to yon. Co. Brown, Rose; values Price value. . .$ 4.35 value... $ 6.75 ..nlllA QTK value . . . $10.00 style to $3.50 pair, for 95 pair. Brie- a-Brac A SALE of beautiful THINGS at astonish ing reduction?. 40c colored print In frame, at 20o 80c and 75c prints 40o A doxen Blue Corona cop and saucers and plates to match, formerly $, now 53 for the two doaen. Odd lot of Japanese, Ilowa hlrd plates, sauce dishes and after dinner coffee- cups, at HALF PIUCK. 9193.0O hand carred Vene tian lantern, 808.00. A for piece of tapeatrjr boxes, telephone pads and cush ions at IHI.F PRICE.