Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 21, 1916, Page 8, Image 8

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And Legislature Says it Will Be
More Dead After First of
the Year.
Tabloids of Politics
LittU Itemi About the
ProgrcM of the Campaign.
By A. R. GROH,
Sometimes there is lots of money
made in a dead business.
Your mind staggers under the be
wilderment of this seemingly contra
dictory proposition of mine, does it?
You ay you can't make money out
of a dead business any more than
you can get blood from a turnip or
intelligence from a democrat.
Well, the county coroner made
$2,991.26 out of a "dead" business last
z In 1914 the easy picking in this
' garden of large and easy fees amount
ed to $3,625.31
You admit now that our opening
proposition, which seemed so para
doxical, is but the simple truth.
No More Fees. ,
Restrain your indignation at this
pouring away of public money; for
the last legislature abolished the of
fice of county coroner an ' placed the
duty of holding inquests on the county
attorney, who is to receive no fees for
the service.
Coroner Crosby's term of office will
expire December 31 and the office
and the fees will expire at the same
time, though Crosby has carried the
case into the courts and ft is now in
the supreme court. Another landmark
of the old fee-grabbing days will dis
anoear with this office.
Let us consider the Eldorado of
the coronershiD. Whenever anybody
is murdered or commits suicide, or is
found dead, the coroner "views the
body" for which he gets $5, a very
beautiful "view," indeed 1 Then he has
the body removed to his establish
ment, $5. Then he holds the inquest
, for which he receives $ 1U.
More Feet.
He eets 50 cents for impaneling the
jury. He gets 25 cents for swearing
each witness. Sometimes there are
thirty witnesses in a single case.
When he journeys out of town to
hold an inquest. he collects 5 cents
per mile mileage.
All this is 4,vlwt" trt Ihp rnrrtn
The iurvmen and witnesses are paid
, by the county in addition to the cor
1 oner's feet. And a coroner's physi-
, cian It paid by the county $m a
Total Cost
T t vr the total exnense of the
' coroner s office was as follows: Fees
to the coroner, $2,991.25; coroner's
jUriCS, Ott, W1UICBBC9, ft,liw,uJ
" printing. $5; coroner's physician, $900;
summoning coroner's jurors. $395;
sneriu aciing a. uuiuiioi, ki?... w
11, fU.WI ttTai
In 1914 the total expense i was
"Summoning coroner't jurors is a
new little stunt that was added to
the exnense account in 1913 when It
was put through to the pleasant tune
of $388. In 1914 it showed a healthy
growth to $620.40.
In 1913 the coroner's own income
from this office was $2,879.35 in addi
tion, of course, to the amount the
county paid for jurors, witnesses,
printing nd physician. In this year,
also, the sheriff viewed tome bodies,
held some inquests, swore some wit
nesses and so on, by which he
"earned" flaunhter) $251.
In 1912 the coroner made $3,365.55
and in 1911 his fees were $3,126.25.
' , "Them was the days I" . . .
Emergency Orfler
To Complete Sewer
The storm water sewer extension
from Mary street to Redick avenue,
in Minne Lusa addition, will be com.
. nleted at this time, notwithstanding
thai $27,000 of the cost will have to
be paid out of next year's sewer bond
fund. To meet this situation the
council passed , an emergency , ordi
Suoerintendent Jardine of the pub
lie improvements department made
this statement: "This year't sewer
bond fund is nearly exhausted, but
to stop this Minne Lusa sewer exten
- tion would be unwise. The comniis
tionert visited that portion of the
work already completed and conclud
ed that an emergency existed, so the
work will be completed this fall."
The next extension of this sewer
will be from Evans street to Mary
street, which probably will be done
next year;
Mayor Was Not Asked to
Open the Dry Convention
A ttatement from Mayor Dahlman't
office contradicts the allegation that
representatives of the Woman's
Christian Temperence union were un
able to locate the mayor on Monday
or Tuesday to ask him to address
their meeting.
"The mavor was in the citv hall on
both days, attended the committee of
the whole meeting Monday morning
in the council chamber and the reg
ular council meeting Tuesday morn'
ing and was in the city hall most of
the time during both davs. none
called on me or telephoned me 'on th
subject." said the mayor's secretary,
Robert Ennis, president of the
Knife and Fork club of Kansas City,
former secretary of the Real Estate'
Exchange of Kawville, and former
president of the Commercial club of
the same city, while discussing politics
and tilings at the Omaha Commercial
club rooms said: "There are many
indications that Hughes will earn
Missouri this fall, and I am thorough
ly convinced of it. The republicans
are united, while the democrats are
split in twain. The democratic slate
administration has left a bad taste in
the body politic of the state. Mr.
Hughes was in Kansas City recently,
and 1 just want to tell you he made -
tine impression witn the rank and
file of voters."
Court Officers Would Put, Out
Furniture of Office Where
Girl is on Watch.
T. J. McGuire of the republican
county central committee has re-
ponded to a call trom Jesse Craig ot
the state bureau of speakers to go to
Chapman and other points to make
addresses on behalf of the repuu
lican nominees.
Chairman Dahlman of the demo
cratic county central committee, at u
meeting in the Swedish auditorium
Monday evening announced that one
of the big cards in the campaign of
this county will be democratic oppo
sition to the prohibitory amendment.
Colonel W. F. Stoecker, identifying
himself as "not a candidate for gov
ernor," is issuing bulletins against the
liquor interests, lie is distributing
this literature on street corners.
Bride Delays the
Ceremony Until the
Hand Points Down
While the hour and minute hands
of the marble clock in the county
ourt pointed upward at 11 o'clock
Anton Lanik and Gertrude Mitchell
refused to take the marriage vows
oeiore justice unit, rvnci inc min
ute hand had moved downward and
pointed to II :30 they promised to love,
nonor ana ooey. juage nrm, jvew
pie" Stubbendorf and "Kay" Ken
nedy waited out the half hour in order
to satisfy the superstition of the bride.
"My grandmother and my mother
were both happily married while the
minute hand of the clock pointed
downward and I insist that my mar
riage ceremony be performed under
similar circumstances," said the 19-year-old
bride in explanation of the
naif-hour delay.
Anton Lanik, a farmer, aged 22
resides at Wahoo, Neb. The girl bride.
Gertrude Mitchell, came to Omaha
from her home at Valparaiso, Neb.
They will return to the Lanik farm
at Wahoo after the honeymoon.
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Judge Woodrough Makes -
Short Stay at St. Joseph
Federal Judge Woodrough it baclc
in Umana again ana reaay tor dusi
ness after a trip to St. Joseph, Mo.,
where he occuDied the bench there
for a while but a mighty thort
The Omaha federal judge't stay in
the Missouri city was short. Severat
factors went to make it so. 1 be at
torneys were not ready for some of
the cases; tome persons to be tried
jumped their bonds, and several oth
ers pleaded guilty.
Where is Dr. 1". J. Little?
What is to become of office fixtures
in rooms 212-232 Neville block?
Where will Miss Myrtle Mewcom
ber, office girl, recover pay for six
weeks watching headquarters of the
United Doctors while the doctor has
been absent?
These questions are puzzling Coun
ty Judge Crawford and will be
threshed out when an action started
bv Judge Neville is heard. Eviction
papers were issued to Constable llen
sel Wednesday and lie was instructed
to break into the rooms in the Ne
ville block, if necessary, and remove
the fixtures. Mr. Neville complains
that the missing doctor is indebted to
him. Friends of the physician assert
that he is seriously ill in a sanitarium
t Lincoln.
"Dr. Little has been away from the
office for nine weeks. During the first
three weeks he sent me checks for
my services and wrote me urging that
I keen the office open to notify call
ers that he would be absent for some
time on his vacation. I have received
no wages for six weeks," complained
Miss Myrtle Newcomber, the office
girl when she appealed to Probation
Officer Miller to arrange plans for the
collection of her wages.
"Dr. Little is not here and his pres
ent whereabouts are unknown to us,'
was the answer .to inquiries at the
Schlitz hotel, where the physician for
merly occupied a suite of rooms.
Library Has 'ome Books ,
For ihe Boys on Kites
The Omaha Public library believes
in some crazes, the one in this par
ticular instance being the kite-flying
craze, which seems to have gotten a
firm hold on the boydom of the city
For the benefit of ambitious kite
flyers boys who would know the
why, wherefore and reasons thereof
of everything pertaining to
ilirary officials have arranged a list
of books on the sport.
Mrs. Doane Sends
Out Call for Some
Shoes and Clothes
"We are very much in- need of
clothing and shoes for school children
at this time," said Mrs. G. W. Doane,
superintendent of the Associated
She added that the supply which
the charities had on hand has been
exhausted and with the coming of
cooler weather there will be many
calls for clothes and shoes for un
fortunate boys and girls.
"If those who have discarded gar
mcnis and shoes would remember us
at this tinie we would be prepared
when calls come to us later in the
season," added Mrs. Doane.
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Bee Want-Ads gained 19,599 more
paid ads than any other Omaha
newspaper gained in the first seven
months of 1916.
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