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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 22, 1916)
THFj BEK: OMAH.V, WKDXKSDAY, MAKU1 l'JHi.
Oil Painting of Hiitorio Enrly-Day
Omaha Character Added to
FIREMEN MAKE DONATIONS
Two notable additions ot historic
value have been made to the Omaha
i ollectton In the museum of the pub
4 painting In oil of "Omaha's First
lost Office" has been presented to
the collection by .Paul B. Burleigh.
The painting Is from the brush ot
the late A. D. Jones, -who as f'rst
postmaster and one of the pioneers
of Omaha. was , a widely known
character In the life of the city In
the old days. Mr. Jones died about
on years ago.
The painting applets a view of wht
i Omaha In 1855 a log house, a few
tonts and a little clearing- biased In a
mp of bleak-looking- trees.
"The postofrice." which la none other
than Mr. Jones himself standing In the
foreground with his hat. filled with let
ters, In hla hand. Is surrounded by a
group of Omaha's early day "first clt-
Old-timers remember when Mr. Jones In
hla capacity as postmaster was a fa
miliar sirht on Omaha streets, lie
pontmaater, poatofflce, carriers and col
lectors all rolled Into one; clttsens who
met him on the street would Inquire If
there was any letters and Mr. Jones
would reach up, take off his hat and
thumb over the day's mall.'
The painting waa a gift to Mr. Burleigh
from the genial and versatile "first poat-inaater-postpfflce."
The other hlatorlo donation for the
Omaha collection Is the paraphernalia,
photographs and personal effects of the
Omaha firemen who lost their lives In
the middle ?0's, when the Grand Central
hotel burned. The Grand Central hotel
waa on the sfte of the present Pazton
Helmets, couplings, photographs of the
firemen, the fire and Incidents at the
Alme of the historic blase, are Included
In the collection. There Is also a memor
iyof the five men' who' lost their lives
AH of these, things were stored for
some time In the No. S fire station.
Th?ee Mary Page
By Frederick Lewis, Author of
"What Happened to Mary"
Lads Who Borrowed
Auto Given Chance
William Pa vis. 1B1J North Twenty
eighth Street, arraigned In police court
for stealing the auto of Rev. A. J. Morris,
SOS Bristol street, Saturday night, was
discharged. John Evans. 1506 Nort.h
Twentieth street, the other lad arrested,
shouldered all the blame for the borrow
ing of the car and waa released on bond,
while the case was continued thirty days
It during that period any damage donn
the machine Is repaired and Evans con
ducts himself. In a satisfactory manner,
the charge will not be pressed.
Copyright. 1D15. by MrClur Publications, f
ry t-ace, actreae, la aocused or the
tnurdnr of 1'avld Pollock and Is defended
by her lover. Philip Langdon. Pollock
waa Intoxicated At Mary trial she ad
mits she had the revolver. Her maid
tetlflt that Mary threatened Pollock
with It previously, and Mary's leading
man Impilratea 1 Amnion. How Mary dla
apearei from the e.ne of the crime la a
niyatery. Brandon telle of a strange hand
print he saw on Mary's shoulder. Further
evidence sliowa that horror of drink pro
duces temporary Insanity In Mary. The
defense 1 "repressed psychosis. -Witnesses
described Mary's flight from her
Intoxicated father and her father's sui
cide. Nurse Walton describes the kldnap-
in- or Mary hy I'ollock and Amy Harton
tells of Mary's struggles , to become an
actress, of Pollock'a pursuit of her and
dt another occasion when the smell of
liquor drove Mary Insane. There Is evi
dence that lanlels. Marv's manager,
threatened Pollock. Mary-faints on the
stand and again goes Insane when a
policeman offers her whisky.
(Continued from. Testerday.)
It seemed incredible to those who had
watched the frensled, screaming woman
carried out the day before that ahe could
ever regain her sanity. When she came
in, very pale, very wan, but serenely
calm and smiling, nothing but the fear of
being shut out from the final scenes of
the great drama kept the crowds from
The prosecutor alone did not look at
her. lie felt at that moment almoat aa
If he hated her with personal vlndlctlve
ness. For he, too, had had an all-night
vigil, aeeklng aome ruae or legal techni
cality that would keep the events of the
day before out' of the records of the caae.
He knew only too well that any Jury.
having aeen Mary's seisure, would be
readily convinced that ah might have
suffered in the same fashion on the night
when David Pollock was killed, snd that
If they were convinced of that, proving
Mary'a guilt was going to be the hardest
struggle he had ever known. He was
savage with wesrineaa and doubly angry
because, try a he would, he could not
himself shake off the tenacious memory
of that white, shrinking shoulder with Its
dread scars marring the flesh.
In consequence the opening hours of
court were marked by a aerlea of bitter
wrangles during which even his honor
lost his temper, and the restlessness of
the spectators fcecame open dlaorder. But
for all his acidity of wit and skill at argu
ment it waa a losing fight that the dla
trict attorney waed. He was conscious
of that hlmaolf. Therefore It cam as no
surprise when it was at last brought sum
marlly to an end by the judge, who or
dered the testimony of the policeman as
to Mary's madness entered as evidence,
With a long breath of relief .L.ngdon
turned back toward his seat, suddenly
becoming conscious that he waa holding
a crumpled scrap of paper which the bail
iff had thrust Into his hand soma mo
ments before. He remembered now that,
the court officer had said something when
he gave It to him, but he hadn't caught
the word., and H was with entire Indlf
ference that he opened the note and read
the hastily scrawled words. But at sight
of them indifference gave place to ex
citement. Crumpling the paper up in his
hand, he turned sharply to the bailiff.
"Call George Brennan." ha said, and
there was triumph In his tones.'
. Brennan was the same clean-eut young
detective who had told of 'the disappear
ance of Daniels, and th first question
a "tied him revealed what had been In
"Mr. Brennan. I have Just received a
message whloh says that you have found
Mr. Daniels. Will you tell the court,
please, the circumstances of the finding
of the missing man?"
'Well. It wasn't exactly a case of
'finding' him,"- aaid th detective with a
smile. "Tou see he' lust came home! 1
waa hanging around the apartment house
In case anyone brought a message to
Mrs. Daniels when I saw him come Into
the vestibule. He had a three daya'
growth of beard on his face, and hla
clothes "were all irvused tip as if he'd
been sleeping In them. H looked like a
bum after a three days' -jag, but I had
no trouble recognising him."
'Did he aeem excited or anxious to
get Into th building without being
"No. Me moved slowly, as If he was
dased. He hesitated quite a while be
fore he rang th bell of his apartment,
but aa soon as he'd pushed It he got im
patient, and kept calling. 'Hello!' up the
speaking tube, and when aomeone an
swered he said, 'Opei th door quick I
It's m your father." When the -latch
clicked he went In, but he made no effort
to close the door after him, to I fol
lowed. Both Mrs. Daniels and th daugh
ter were In the doorway of the apartment
to meet him, and while they were kissing
and hugging him I walked In."
"Did Daniels seem startled at the sight
"No. He seemed sort of stupid aa if
he waa sleepy, hut when Mrs. ' Daniels
told him I was a detective and that he
was wanted aa a witness In the Page
trial he wok up fatt enough and got
very excited. He said he had nothing
to tell and wouldn't accept aervlce of an
subpoena. 'I din't know anything,' he
kept saying, and when 1 asked him where
be had been he said he'd been on a little
spre to forget his business troubles."
'Did fo ten him h would hav to
appear In court?"
"Tea. Put It wasn t what 1 told him
shout the law, but what his wife said
that seemed to convince htm. She told
him she had every faith in him. and that
what he had to tell wouldn't do any
harm, and for him to go. Po he said
he would If I've give him time to wash
"Is Mr. Daniels In c.iurt now?"
"Yes. sir. He Is In the witness room."
A stir of excitement swept through
th room, hut deeiened to an ominous
whisper of suspicion when, Brennan dla
mlssed, the bailiff summoned the former
manager of Mary faga. .For Daniels
slunk Into the room with an kahen face
and trembling hands. Great beads of
sweat stood out visibly on hla forehead,
and hla voice when he took the oath w-as
husky and uncertain. If ever guilt was
written large upon any man. It was ap
parently written upon ' th erstwhile
Jaunty theatrical manager. The judge,
studying him with eyes psychologically
keen, wished he had the full papers of
thla case before him to learn more of
this new witness and Inwardly vowed a
recess to study them should the evidence
take any unexpected ttirn. Daniels, how
ever, recovered some measure of self-
control under the preliminary questioning
snd gave his occupation as "manager of
the Covington theater" with a hint of
Pompousness, but Iangdon's next qucs
lion -brought the startled look back Into
"Mr. Dsniels. you say you knew the
defendant well snd that you stsrred her
In The Peekers ' Will you tell us frsnkly,
please, Juat what made you aelect Miss
Page for th leading role of the new
play and what share David Pollock had
In your decision?"
- For en Inatant Daniels hesitated snd
cast a furtive look at Mary. Then, clear
ing hla throat, he said with a hint of
"Well, I gueaa It's no secret now. I
starred Mlas Pag tvecauee Dav Pol
lock said h would put up th money
to back the show If I would give her
the chance "
Mary gave an Involuntary gasp of dis
may, and again Daniel shot a furtive
glance In her direction aa liangdnn asked:
"Did Mlsa Page know ot this?"
"Of course not. 1 told her that 1 had
seen her work In stock and thought she
was a good actreaa. It waa true enough
so far as that goea, but her contract
was alt made out before ah and her
mother came down to sea me." i
"What agreement did you have with
Mr. Pollock regordlng hla attention to
Mlsa Page?" . i
"None. That wasn't my business. That
waa up to him. All I asked was fall
play, and that he should stick to me
even If Miss Page turned him down. 1
knew she didn't like him. and 1 thought
she might, even if he waa backing her.
1 wanted a written agreement, hut he
wouldn't give It to nie. He Just said
he'd do hla shure. whatever happened."
"Isn't It true that you had a quarrel
with Mr, Pollock aa early In your part
nership aa the day Mlsa Page signed
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)"
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Neglect of Important Function
May Seriou$ly Impair
There are many people who believe
they suffer from indigestion when their
discomfort really Is due to a constipated
Bloat, with Its attendant mental de
pression, sick-headache, the belching of
sour stomach gases, etc., are frequently
du to Inaction of the bowels. Relieve
the congestion and the trouble usually
dlaappears. Th use of cathartics and
purgatives should be avoided, however;
these shock the system unnecessarily
and, at beat, their effeot Is but tempo
ary. A mild laxatlv Is far preferable.'
The compound of simple laxative herb,
known as Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin
and sold In drug stores for fifty cents
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