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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY. JULY 19, 1916,
CITY LOSES SUIT
ON FIREMEN'S PAY
Clow F. Adams, Who Sought
Back Pay, Gets Judgment
In County Court.
ENTITLED TO INCREASE
In the case of Clow F. Adams, re
tired city fireman, against the city of
Omaha for back pay under an act of
the legislature in 1915, Judge Craw
ford in county court held that the
plaintiff it justly entitled to the
amount of the claim and that the act
of the legislature mentioned takes
precedence over any conflicting pro
vision of the city commission law.
If carried into effect the ruling of
Judge Crawford would mean payment
of $15,000 back pay to Omaha firemen
and an increase of the present payroll
to the extent of $1,500 a month, based
on 300 firemen at $5 a month.
Assistant City Attorney TePoel
took the position that the city com
mission law gives the council power
to fix its own salaries, with an option
of increasing certain salaries as out
lined in the legislative act under ques
tion, which, in the case of firemen,
was $5 a month.
Attorneys Rosewater and Cotner,
for the plaintiff, argued that the new
act superseded the commission law
in relation to pay of firemen and they
were sustained in this argument by
It is understood the city will take
the case to a higher court for re
view. The city council increased the pay
of policemen under the same law
which is being tested by the firemen.
In denying the increase to the fire
men the explanation was made by city
officials that the fund would not per
mit such increase unless the number
of men should be reduced.
All Large Cities
Will Have to Come
All large cities will have to come
to pasteurizatjpn of their milk supply
sooner or later, avers Dr. J. Arthur
McClintock, bacteriologist represent
ing the Milk Trade Journal, who has
been in Omaha for almost a week.
For several years Dr. McClintock
was consulting bacteriologist for
ninety independent dairies in Kansas
City. "For a long time 1 fought pas
teurization," explained the doctor be
fore leaving for Ames, la., "and I
thought Kansas City could get along
without it, but it must come. There
are some objections to pasteurization,
but they are overcome by the desir
able features. I am now especially
favorable to "in the bottle" pasteuri
zation. This means placing the milk
in the bottle first, and then heating
to the required temperature.
At the present time Dr. McClintock
is making investigations of "clarifi
cation" in all the principal cities of the
country. He reports that so far it has
been demonstrated that clarification
reduces the bacterial count very ma
terially. He has no doubt but that
it will be required in every large city
before many years.
Would Censor Wild
Censorship of the steer-roping con
test in the Frontier Days' show, of
Irwin Bros, is being attempted by the
Nebraska Humane society. Dean
James A. Tancock of Trinity cathe
dral, president of the society, is ex
pected to hold a conference with
Charles Irwin. Dean Tancock, it is
said, will request that the steer-roping
Mrs. J. De Forest Richards, who is
a western woman, characterized the
steer-roping as cruel- and inhuman,
often resulting in broken necks and
great suffering to the animals.
"It is as bad as a bull fight, she
Members of the Humane society
are-planning to attend the first per
formance in a body. If they decide
the performance is inhumane an in
junction against the wild west show
will be asked in one of the courts,
the members said. . w
A letter from Miss Jessie Millard
and Mrs. Richards of the Humane so
ciety to Chief of Police Dunne re
questing co-operation of the police de
partment with the society's work was
read at police roll call Saturday
U. P. Officials Meet
Body of "Bob" Ruble
The body of "Bob" Ruble, assistant
general passenger agent of the Union
Pacific, who died in Denver of rheu
matism of the heart, passed through
Omaha at 4 o'clock yesterady after
noon. It is being taken to Beloit,
Wis., the old home for burial. The
body was met at the Union station by
a large party of Union Pacific officials.
On the trip it is accompanied by
General Passenger Agent Basinger.
There is considerable speculation as
to who will become the successor of
Mr. Ruble at Denver. It is a matter
wholly 'in the hands of Passenger
Traffic Manager Fort of Chicago, and
he has not indicated what he intends
to do. There are a number of Union
Pacific men who are of the opinion
that the passenger and freight de
partments in Denver will be consoli
dated and that F. B. Choate, now
assistant general freight agent there,
will be given the title of general
agent and will be placed at the head
.. of the two departments.
Planning Board Works Out
Street Widening Project
Chairman Morton of the City Plan
ning board announces that the en
gineers of the board will start to work
out the proposed Twenty-fourth
street widening project. Engineers
Goodridge, Ford and Robinson are
here, and will remain for several
weeks. They will make several sur
veys and leave with Secretary Kvenild
tl. ...t.:t- . -n l i ,
mc mntu will OC WU7KCU Up.
This will be one of the largest pro
jects the planning board expects to
have for some time. Legislation will
lie asked for next winter, and it is
believed that by next spring the pro
position will be well under way.
CITY DADS ENTER
THE 11STS AGAIN
Electric Light Question Serves
as Fuse to Touch Off But
ler and Parks.
SHOW A BURST OF SPEED
City Commissioners Butler .nd
Parks "got all het up," as they say
down at Hensfoot Corner. It was
the first time the new commissioner
from the South Side has shown any
real speed. Up to date he just jog! d
along and watched and listened.
When he saw an opportunity to lap
Butler he hit up a clip which made
the other commissioners sit up and
The controversy was over tlie elec
tric light question, which is a ques
tion having the qualities of Banquo's
ghost- At first Mr. Parks was with
Mr. Butler on this proposition, but
now Mr. Butler is standing at Ther
mopylae alone, but unabashed.
"You started out on this commis
sion all right," said Mr. Butler, leav
the inference that Mr. Parks had
gone through a bridge or turned tur
tle. Parks Refers to "the Bunk."
"Yes, and I am going to keep on
going, all right. I don't care for that
bunk, as the mayor said. The trouble
is we are afraid to trust each other.
1 want to vote intelligently on this
question," replied Mr. Parks.
Then Mr. Butler charged there is
too much privacy in the relations of
the council and the Commercial club,
tr which Mr. Parks retorted, "I can
meet with anybody, even the Com
mercial club, and not be contami
nated." It was evident that Mr. Parks'
choler was much aroused.
Adopt Jardine's Resolution.
The council finally adopted a reso
lution offered by Commissioner Jar
dine, naming Corporation Counsel
Lambert chairman of a committee to
be composed of the seven members
of the council, to arrive at an inde
pendent conclusion from information
to be submitted by the Commercial
club's special electric rate cor.mittee.
The resolution expressly stipulates
that it is deemed inadvisable for the
commissioners to work in conjunction
with the Commercial club's commit
tee. It is understood that Chairman
Sunderland of the Commercial club
committee will give the city copies
of the reports of the three experts
who recently went over the books
and physical property of the light
plant. The object is to determine
what rates the light company shall
charge consumers. Until this shall
have been determined, the Butler
6-cent ordinance will be held up.
Report Goes Through.
Chairman Butler of the committee
of the whole brought in a report, plac
ing on file documents in connection
with naming an expert to prepare for
the city estimates of the cost of a
municipal light plant. This report
read that the papers should be filed
because "it is evident that a majority
of the council does not favor munici
pal ownership of a light plant." The
anxiety of the other commissioners
to get this matter on file transcended
the charge that they do not favor mu
nicipal ownership. The report went
through without a murmer.
Commissioner Kugel offered a reso
lution asking for bids from e ameers
capable of determining the valuation
of the existing electric light plant. Mr.
Kugel takes the position that if the
city wants municipal ownership of a
light plant it would be better to ac
quire the plant now in operation than
to build a new plant.
Nobody Wants the
Mayor's Old Auto
Mayor Dahlman has received his
new touring car. He gave the old car
to Commissioner Kugel for general
use in the police department. Com
missioner Jardine inveigled Kugel to
give the car to the public improve
ment department, which Kugel did.
Monday afternoon Jardine thought
he would take a ride. At Nineteenth
and Cuming streets the car stopped
and dropped most of its inwards on
the street car track and tied up the
traffic for several minutes. Mr. Jar
dine believes he will give the car to
Commissioner Butler, the only city
commissioner who docs not own an
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Look Out for Inland Sharks
H er eomtti0
$A 1 got hi m
Will Refund Money;
Is Given Release
W. L. Dillon, proprietor of the Ne
braska Employment agency, arrested
on a charge of obtaining money under
false pretenses was released after a
hearing in police court, when it de
veloped Dillon's partner had con
ducted the doubtful transaction with
out Dillon's knowledge and had then
Several days ago five men sought
jobs at the employment agency. Fees
to the sum of $33 were accepted from
the men, who were then sent to Pen
der, Neb., with instructions to report
to the cashier of the bank there. The
cashier had no jobs for the men and
when he heard their story, he wired
the Omaha authorities to apprehend
It was found, however, Dillon was
not the man who sent the job-seekers
to Pender and he was released. He
will make good the $33, however. A
warrant has been issued for the ar
rest of Dillon's partner.
McCord Home Sold to
W. H. McCord has sold his hand
some home at the southwest corner
of Twenty-second and Cass streets
to Morris Rosenblatt. While the
consideration is not made public, it
is generally known that Mr. McCord
has for some time held this property
at $20,000. The deal was made
through A. P. Tukey & Son.
It is known as one of the finest
homes in the city and has been occu
pied by Mr. McCord for a quarter of
a century. The ground is 132 feet
on Cass street and 132 feet on Twenty-second
Street Car Company
May Proceed With
The city council adopted a modified
resolution, prepared by Corporation
Counsel Lambert, and intended to
straighten out the controversy which
arose when the street railway com
pany asked permission to extend its
tracks on North Twenty-fourth street
Kansas avenue to Ida street.
The corporation counsel advised the
council that the resolution protects
the city's rights in connection with
anv future franchise investigation, and
at the same time does not give to the
company any advantage it does not
The company will now proceed with
the extension and the incident may
be regarded as closed.
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EUGENE DUVAL. General Agent
SOME CHANGES AT
0. P. HEADQUARTERS
J. 8. Sykes Becomes Chief
Clerk to President With
Road Twenty-five Years.
BEGAN AS STENOGRAPHER
Effective Wednesday, J. S. Sykes
becomes chief clerk to President Cal
vin of the Union Pacific, and I. D.
Kyle, who held the same position un
der A. L, Mohler, former president,
becomes assistant clerk and private
Mr. Sykes has been with the Union
Pacific nearly twenty-live years and
is one of the most popular men around
headquarters. He started with the
Union Pacific as a stenographer in
the office of the general manager, but
it was not long until he was pro
moted to the position of chief clerk,
and as such he served under VV. L.
Park and Charles Ware. He is now
chief clerk under General Manager
It is asserted that with his long ex
perience with general managers, Mr.
Sykes has come to be one of the most
efficient all around railroad men in
the central west. His successor in
General Manager Jeffers' office has
not been named.
Another official change in Union
Pacific officials is in the secret serv
ice department. C. L. Patterson, who
has been chief secret service agent
since the death of VV. L. Canada, a
year ago, is transferred back to assist
ant, in charge of the work on the
Colorado division. The position of
chief goes to J. C. Gale, who has been
a special agent for the last few years,
with headquarters here.
Prior to coming to the Union Pa
cific, for a number of years Mr. Gale
was connected with the secret service
department of the Denver & Rio
Grande road, in Denver.
F. M. Cashman, who has been
traveling watchman with the Union
Pacific, succeeds Mr. Gale as special
agent in Omaha.
ATTORNEY IS SUED
BY FORMER CLIENT
Joseph 0. Burger and Glenn
Moran, His Partner, Ac
cused of Overcharge.
HOUSE AND LOT DEEDED
Joseph O. Burger, lawyer, and
Glenn Moran, who, although not an
attorney, is associated with Burger in
legal business, are being sued in Judge
Sears' court by Miss Lcla Douglas,
formerly Mrs. Lcla Alexander, who
alleges that the two men collected
legal fees from her greatly in excess
of the value of service rendered. Bur
ger and Moran procured her a divorce.
Burger, un the stand, admitted that
Mrs. Alexander had paid Moran and
himself $35 when the divorce suit
was filed, had later given him a brace
Ict.which was pawned for $35, from
the proceeds of which Burger got $10,
and the balance was turned over, to
Moran, anil that Alexander, the di
vorced husband, had been compelled
to pay $.'5 attorney fees when the di
vorce was granted.
In addition, Mrs. Alexander also
deeded to Burger and Moran a house
and lot in Oinaiia, which Murau now
occupies, but the former Mrs. Alex
ander now wants it given back to her.
Deeded to Mrs. Moran.
Burger and Moran have since deed
ed their shares of the property to
Mrs. Moran, Burger taking an $850
second mortgage on the place.
Burger testified that Mrs. Alexan
der had deeded over the place as part
of the attorney's fees, with the un
derstanding that if it could be sold
for anything more than the mortgage
already on the property, she was to
have $100 and the balance was to go
to the attorneys.
He claims that the place could not
be sold or mortgaged tor more than
its incumbrance, and that Moran there-
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H. C. SHIELDS,
311 South 14th St., .
upon decided to improve it and hold Kf
it as an investment. Since Moran ?
. l - ! t. l
nas Deen in possession nc nas in
creased the value f the property at
least $850, Burger testified.
Miis Douglas wau'.s the deeds let
aside and the property placed in her
possession, claiming that she had paid
an ample fee for the legal servicei
without giving up the house and lot
The divorce suit was not defended.
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July 26, 27, 28, 29
This is the twentieth annual Frontier Days Celebration held
in Cheyenne and promises to be the best thus far staged.
A four-hour program is to be given on each of the above dates.
In addition there will be daily parades and carnival on the down
town streets. Large purses to be awarded champions will cause
much rivalry and attract riders, ropers and performers from every
section of the United States, as well as from Canada and South
d 1 ( f A round trip fare, Omaha to Cheyenne and return
CA Omaha to Denver, Colorado Springs or Pueblo
Jv nd return via Chvnn in stither nr hntri ilirw.
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For further information concerning Chey
enne Frontier Days and program of events
for each of the four days, as well at par
ticulars concerning rates, routes, sleeping
car reservations, etc., apply to
L. BEINDORFF, C. P. & T. A. .
1324 Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb.
Phone Douglas 4000.
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