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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 5, 1916)
THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 191C.
FEYER CASES HERE
MAW MITMIiED QHA
Dr. Connell Makes Public the Total
Cases and 'ew Quarantine
13 THIS A VIOLATION OF AMERICAN NEUTRALITY? The latest ship to arrive with
guns mounted in its stern is the Italian liner Verona. The captain explained that the guns
were ordered placed on the ship by the Italian admiralty, to be used for defense only.
NEW CASES ARE REPORTED
According to a statement made by
Health Commissioner Connell, there
ere approximately 300 scarlet fever
cases in Greater Omaha at this time.
The records show 215 places under
quarantine, with more than one pa
tient In a few instances. In the city
emergency hospitals there are seventy-four
scarlet fever patients.
The doctor has yielded to various
requests that publicity be given to
the scarlet fever situation
"I do not see wherein the city will
be benefited by giving the number
of cases reported each day unless the
names and addresses are made
known. I am willing to give the lat
ter Information every day," said Dr.
Cams reported during -the four days
were: January SI, eighteen; February 1,
eleven; February 2. ten; February 3,
ten. Four of the casea reported on
Wednreday were children excluded from
public schoola by nurses who are mak-1
Ing the school Inspection. !
New Qaarantlae Place.
Tha following were placed under quar
Agnes Bushmen, 3004 Farnatn.
Mina Nova, 1102 North Twenty-fourth.
Martin Buchler. Woolworth avenue.
l-eroy C!!n. 1S Bancroft.
I'earf Rhapero. 20Tf Willia avenue.
Hsiel Pmlth, 843 Taylor. .
Helen Wlntrouh. 1517 Ohio.
Rennle Dulin, Mfc North Nineteenth.
(leorge Burna, 2407 California.
J. Segur. Ml (South Thirty-sixth.
Mo Need of Apprehension.
Considering the population of Greater
Omaha, Dr. Connell does not regard tha
I scarlet fever situation here as serloua
enough to cause any apprehension. Ha
reiterates his contention that there are
various other Nebraska cities with more
cases in proportion to population. He
'notes that many of the victims ara
; adults, which ia an unusual feature of a
scarlet fever outbreak.
It la stated that many of the 300 cases
are in the convalescent stage or nearlng
. Doran Boys as Chaps
Who HeldThem Up
Gilbert and Arnold Doran. who were
arrested by police after they had aue-
I ceeded In escaping a raid made on 19
California street, were Identified by Roy
'a. Cole and Earl Whittaker as the 'men
(who heldup and robbed them. The Doran
boys were arrested on suspicion of this
holdup. They were also identified by Vera
I Armstrong', an employe of Dresher Bros..
,who was heldup, robbed an forced to
(pilot the holdups around the city In a
Joy ride in a Dresher .machine some
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DUNDEE FOLKS HOW
Will Storm the City Citadel Mon
day to Urge Immediate
TIRE OF MANY YEARS' DELAY
be required to explain next Monday morn
ing. And as for the Dundee people, now hon
est to - goodness rltlxona of Greater
Omaha, they Intend to fight It ent on
theae lines It It takea all winter and next
summer, to paraphrase a familiar ex-preealon.
WELSH CAN SEE NO
DANGER M FLOODS
Heavy Blanket of Snow and the
Thick Ice Offer No Cause
ALL DEPENDS ON THE THAW
Thousands of farmers whose fertile
acres lie In the rich "bottom" lands
of Nebraska and Iowa are beginning
tc cast apprehensive eyes upon the
th'ckening snow blanket over the
country and tho thick ice in the
rivers, and scores of them have writ
ten to the local weather bureau to
ask tbe united question: .
"What Is the outlook for floods this
"I can't answer the question, " says
Colonel Welsh. "The mere fact that we
now have, a good bit of anow and that
the ice is nineteen inches thick on the
river at Omaha and twenty-two Inches
at Sioux City does not indicate floods.
"If spring will just come on In an cv
derly and decent and sane manner, the
old Missouri , will carry away all lne
'Detead on Thaw.
-The main cause of floods Is a thaw In
upper rivers while " the lpwer channels
still remain choked with ice. In that
case the great volume of water coming
down from, the north is obstructed rhy
this frosen barrier and flows out upon
the land. . . --
"While our flood stage here at Omaha
la nineteen feet, there Is a good deal
of 'bottom" farm land that a sixteen
foot stage would put under water.
"Generally speaking the danger from
floods in tnla part of the country nts
vanished. Thta Is due principally V the
cultivation of the land. In ita preaent
state It: abaorba most of the molstuTe.
Thia used to flow off of the hard, vir
gin prairie and Into the atreams. Much
water la taken from the atreama for the
use of man and beast and In the aggre
gate thla subtracts a considerable volume
from the water.
"Since issi when, on April 24, the water
rose to a stage of 23 8 foot st Omaha end
you could take a boat and row from Eigh
teenth and Nicholas to the middle of
Council Bluffs, we have had no serious
"And we are not at all likely to have
Real Estate Agents
Must Clean Walks
Heal estate agents who fail to observe
the cltv ordinance relative to cleaning
aldewatka of snow will be assessed the
coat of such work by the city. The fol
lowing letter has been addressed to ell
rest estate men by City Engineer Bruce:
For yeara the city engineering depart
ment haa been receiving from all parts
of the city roinplalnta or eidewaiKn being
covered with snow and Ice during the
winter and with dirt and mud" during
the spring and aummer; auch complaints
aa a rule are made of vacant lots and
lots occupied by vacant buildings.
The present city administration la com
pletcly out of patience with such con
ditions as nave in timea past, existed in
front of hundreds of vacant properties in
thla city and they are thoroughly d
termlned to overcome such . conditions
in the future.
-Hereafter all sidewalks adjoining any
properties mat you may own or control
and which you fall to clean, as provided
by the city ordinances, snd keep free
or airt, mui. ice, snow or otner onmruc
tlon of such nature will be cleaned reg
ularly as often as the rendition seems to
require and the full cost f ao doing will
be asneaacd as a speclwl tax auatnat the
it you winn to conserve ine nest in
terest of your client, advlae them what
to expect in the future.
Omaha is Taken to .
Trimming by Jeff
Omaha la definitely to be omitted from
the route of the Jefferson Highway,
which is tho proposed road from Winni
peg to New Orleans.
HandaJl K. Rrown, chairman of the ex
ecutive committee of the Commercial
club, and E. V. Tarrlsh, manager of the
bureau of publicity as vice president and
member of the board of directors, re
spectively, of the Jefferson IHghwey ss
sociatlon. were beaten at every turn, by
fair means and foul, which meeting was
called to hear contests and new clntms
for recognition on the highway.
"They deliberately vlolntrd their own
constitution and by lsws," says Mr. Tsr
rlsh, "in that they refused to appoint a
nuetral committee of englnecra to con
sider Omaha's claims, even when we of
fered to pay the expense of the commit
"President Meredlih reprimanded the
delegates from the chslr. openly sccuslng
them of violating their sgreement msde
at New Orleans some months ago in this
respect, but they went ahead with It.
'They admit that the route aa at pres
ent laid out haa some 600 or 00 miles of
dead mileage In It tho way It meanders
around to touch certain cities not on a
direct line, while Omsha Is In fact In a
direct lme. Bo we could do nothing with
tuimiee Improvement club members
and others Interested In the construction
of a viaduct across West IVxIge atreet
are beginning to fcl that st the city
council committee cf the whole meeting
next Monday morning the city commis
sioners will take an r.ttltude of insisting
that the Missouri Pacific begin to show
some signs of activi .. Other Improve
ment clubs sre discussing tho matter,
and altogether it Is Ircomint a matter
of deep public concern.
"Patience has ceased to be a virtue.
The city started thla matter six years ao
and won litigation through all of the
courts, and further sparring for time on
the part of the Missouri Pacific will be
with poor grace," remarked a member ot
the Dundee ctuh.
About a year ago an n'npaved atretch of
lodge street, on either side of the tracks,
was paved, the railroad company paying
t.'.ofW .toward thla Improvement. An Im
piession haa prevailed that thla pavement
might tend to postpone or prevent the
construction of the iadurt. City En
gineer Bruce Slates this psvement la only
"temporary" and haa no legal connection
with the viaduct.
ot Rlevat Tracks.
Aa for the possibility of the railroad
company deciding to elevate tracks from
a point near Cuming street to a point
near Leavenworth street, one of the city
commissioners In touch with the situation
declares this would cost upwsrd of $7;O0O0,
and he does not bellevo the company will
go Into thla expense at this time.
Tha city engineering department feels
confident the viaduct will he built. It la
now tip to the clfy council to enforce the
legsl rights of the city by requiring the
Missouri Pacific to proceed without fur
Thst the Missouri Pacific has been play
ing hide-and-seek with the city officials
Is the opinion of some "who know this
situation from Alpha tc Omega.
The locust street viaduct is not near
completion, and thia la another matter
which the Missouri Pacific officials will
Heavy Snow Delays
Street Car Lines
in the Morning
The alio w fa I J Tnursday night gave the
street railway people plenty to do and
It was sfter o'clock before cars en the
busy llnea were running on their sched
ules. Sweepers were out esrly end run
over the lines end evernhlng cleared up
In good ehsre for the first rush ef the
Later In the morning when team and
automobile traffic started the .vehicle
went onto the tar tracks. the space
cleared of snow furnishing the best road
way. These vehicles drew the snow onto
the rails, where it melted by reason of
the frl tton and then frose. the treese
made a had rail and when car 'wheels
struck the l y spote and the cars stalled.
Salt cars were run out and by 1ft o'clock
cars on all lines were Tiinnlng in good
UNION PACIFIC OFFICIALS
MEETING IN CHICAGO
So far as otrtoala. are concerned, the
heaflquaitera of the fnlon Pacific are
about deserted. With the exception of
President Mohler about sll of the offi
ciate have gone over to Chicago, where
they are to sttend a meeting or all gn
ersl agents of the system, thst will be In
session over Saturday, .closing with a
banquet Snlurday night. The attendance
cornea from the terrlloty essl of tHe
Rocky mountains. '
A Child Doesn't
Laugh and Play,
Look, Mother! Is tongue coat
ed, breath feverish and
"California Syrup of. Fiffs"
can't harm tender stom- .
ach, liver, bowels.
Mother! Your child Isn't naturally.
cross and peevish. See If tongue la
coated; this Is a sure sign Its little
stoma h. HVer and bowels need a cleans
ing at once.
When listless. ' pale, feverish, full of
cold, breath bad, throat sore, doesn't eat,
sleep or act naturally, has atomach-ache.
diarrhoea, remember, a gentle liver and
bowel cleansing should slwaya be the
f!rst treatment given.
Nothing equals "Cslifornla Syrup of
Klgs" for children's Ills; give a teaspoon.
ful, and in a few hours all the foul
waste, sour hlle snd fermenting food
which Is clogged, in the bowels passes
out of the system, and you have a well
and plsyfui child again. All children
love this harmleas, delicious "fniltlsxa
tlve," snd it never faila to effect a good
"Inside" cleansing. Directions for babies',
children of sll ages sn l grown-upe are
plainly on the bottle. ' '
Keep It handy in your home. A little
given today saves a sick child tomor
row, but get the genuine. Ask yout
druggist for a &-cent bottle of "Call-,
foinla Syrup of Flss." then look ami
see thst It Is Made by the "California
fig Syrup Company." Adverttaement.''
ESCAPE RAID, BUT ARE
NIPPED MOMENT LATER
When detectives raided an establish
ment at 16tt California. .Ollhert and Ar
nold Doran, Inmate, beat a hasty re
treat and escsped. Ullhert left hy a win
dow. They were later arrested on In
formation that they were the two young
fellows who held up and, robbed Itoy A.
Cole snd Esrl Whittakr of their wstches
end some cash at Twenty-ninth and Far
natn stieeta several nights sgo.
W '"- PILLS
An Effect! re Lazed
Q OR Q Q at Night
0HooolaeOote4 ar Ptmtn
rial Mealee Boaes, as.
press rrepald oa a
gmre er snore.
Council Bkfh tnd
free BeUeery oa
lead for 'rise lists.
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The Event All Retailers Look Forward To
Omaha, February 28 to March 2, 1916
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Market Week in Omaha has become an institution an event which every : retail' mer
chant in our trade territory looks forward to with interest and pleasure. It means the six spring, days when
he can visit the greatest market in the" west, and from its wealth of offerings select the goods hbneeds for his
spring business. It also means a most enjoyable trip for tYe members of his family, providing themhigh class t
entertainment, the memory of which lives for many a day. : '
ring Your Family and
We can safely promise you one of the most jolly visits you ever made to market, if
S you will be our guests during this week. Three most entertaining affairs have been planned for you and your
family affairs which we can enjoy in common, mingling a little real merriment with business, v.
We want you to spend an evening with us at one of Omaha's splendid theaters. We
invite you to compete for several hundred valuable prizes during another evening. We shall be happy to have .
you dine with us at Omaha's beautiful million-dollar hotel, The Fontenelle, and afterwards dance to your
Don't forget the dates-Feb. 28th to March 2d.
And don't forget to come and bring the family.
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