Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 19, 1916, NEWS SECTION, Page 8, Image 8

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Groh Tells of True Incidents
' He Encountered on Streets
, ' of This City.
By A. R. GROH.
A Mind man at Fourteenth and
Douglas streets was singing "Killar
nry" and accompanying himself with
numb fingers on his little organ the
other morning.
Two young fellows watched him for
a while. Then one said something to
the other and they went up and ad
dressed the sightless one who was
rubbing his cold hands.
"Charlie, play 'Don't Bite the Hand
That's Feeding You,'" one of them
"All right," 'agreed the blind man
and began to play and sing. The
young fellows joined heartily and bois
terously in the chorus, accompanying
tnemseives with burlesque gestures.
When the classic had been duly ren
dered the young fellows each drop
ped a quarter into the . 41 1 n ct man s
cup. He took the coins out and ex
pressed profuse thanks, hut his bene
factors were half a block away.
Wold is Cold Today.
This true incident simply shows us
that the world today is a cold, un
sympathetic world, and woe to those
who fall by the wayside m life s race
As a coal wagon was passing Fif
teenth and Farnam streets the end
gate slipped out, spilling about a ton
or coal. A truck driver coming down
fifteenth street stopped his horses
took a scoop shovel from his wagon
and went to work, helping the coal
man clear up the coal. Soon a coal
wagon belonging to another firm
came along and this driver also stop
ped and helped.
J hat ton or coal was back in its
wagon in a little bit and then the
two good Samaritans rushed to their
wagons and hurried about their busi
In this rushing modern world, it's
"every man for himself and the devil
take the hindmost.
Rush for Almighty Dollar,
inc wneei oi a delivery wagon
came on on worth Seventeenth
street near Nicholas. A big automo
bile came along, driven by a prosper
ous-looking business man. The busi
ness man stopped, got out his auto-
. mobile jack and in ten minutes they
had the wheel on again.
Today, in the rush for the almighty
dollar, all consideration for humanity
and helpfulness seem to be forgotten.
I saw a man at Seventeenth and
Farnam buy the six big boxes of
matches that an old woman had left
in her basket and for which he ap
parently had little use. "Now you
can have a vacation the rest of the
day, auntie," he said. ;
Sympathy it in Dictionary
A person that's old and poor finds
mighty little sympathy in this rush
aday world. '
A blind man cams thiimn-thnmnmo
along with his cane at Fourteenth
and Farnam. Two newsboys spied
him at the same instant and both
ran to guide him across the street.
They nearly had a fight as to which
should be his guide and finally, one
, on each aide, they steered him across
me street.
The rising generation sems to be
lacking in the fine qualities of sym
pathy for the poor and unfortunate.
Widow Seeks Her
Married Daughter
Mri. Lucy C. Cook, "a widow, resid
ing at Oak Bluffs, Mass.. has written
to Postmaster C E. Fanning asking
inm 10 nna ner aaugntcr, Mrs. lames
W. Grace.
Wheat and Corn Prices'
Both Show Decline Here
. With big falling off in the demand
for wheat for export, there was a big
drop in prices on the Omaha Grain
exchange, as well as elsewhere. Wheat
old off 2 to 3 cents, corn about the
same, and oats to of a cent per
bushel. '
Wheat prices' ranged all the
trom S1.7B to ?1.80, corn around 91
1 Tt4 rt -
centi ana oats JH'A cents to 54 X
cents per bushel.
Receipts were heavy even for a
Saturday, there being 102 carloads of
wheat, seventy-four of corn and forty
three of oats on the market.
M. R. Murphy in Charge
Of All Cudahy Plants
M. R. Murphy, general manager
for the Cudahy Packing company,
left Friday on the .Los Angeles Lim
ited for Loa Angeles, San Francisco
and Salt Lake City, and expects to
be gone about three weeks. Mr. Mur
phy now has full supervision of all
the Cudahy Packing company plants
from Memphis to Los Angeles, eight
in all, and this added work will neces
sitate Mr. Murphy being on the road
most of the time. The Los Angeles
and Salt Lake City plants were re
cently added to his supervision!
Sea Surgeon's Scalpel
Makes Him Good Sailor
The mere fact thafjohn W. Bartt
of Dunnelleon, Fla., had a severe case
1 of tonsilitis did not keep him from
joining Uncle Sam's navy. He applied
for enlistment, passed the ordeal with
flying colors, with the exception of
his tonsils, and is now an apprentice
seaman. His tonsils were removed
hy the naval surgeon. Another re
cruit who showed up unusually well
in the physical and mental tests was
John E. Walker of Gulf Port, Miss.
He enlisted as a machinist.
Pulled Into Doorway and
Separated from His Money
B." E. 'Robinson of, 1541 South
Twenty-fifth street reported to the
police that he was pulled into the
doorway at 1313 Davenport by a ne-.
gro and robbed of $50.
' Cv Gray, 719 North Twenty-sec-'
ond street, also reported to the po
lice that a man entered his place of
business at 1501 Jackson street yes-
; terday evening and stuck him up. He
reported that nothing was taken.
Oet Water Works Manager to
Admit Rates in New Light
Contract Are Fair.
Considerable opposition was voiced
when R. B. Howell, general mana
ger of the municipal water plant,
Friday evening addressed the im
provement club section of the Cen
tral Park Social and Civic league in
the auditorium of Central Park
school. Mr. Howell is campaigning
against the five-year electric street
lighting contract which will be sub
mitted to a referendum vote on De
cember 5. He wants this contract,
passed by the city council, rejected
so he may go betore the legisla
ture this winter with the backing of
a popular vote as an argument
in favor of his competing electric
light plant in connection with the
water plant.
Admits Rates Fair.
J. R. Healy questioned Mr. Howell,
who finally admitted that the rates
in the contract were fair and even
lower than those charged in Clevc
land, that Ohio city being Mr. How
ell's favorite reference.
"If you should succeed in estab
lishing a competing plant here, would
you guarantee the city a 3-Ccnt rate?"
isked Mr. Healy,
"No," replied Mr. Howell, "hut 1
would give as low as any city in
similar circumstances."
"To sustain the five-year contract
would delay municipal ownership and
would prevent installation of a com
peting plant at Florence," stated Mr.
"Both of those statements are in
correct," retorted E. W. Sinnett,
prominent improvement club official.
"There is nothing in the contract to
prevent Mr. Howell going to the leg
islature and getting all the legislation
he wants," added Mr. Sinnett..
It was the evinced sense of the
meeting that to renounce the con
tract and to accept Mr. Howell's prop
osition, would be like dropping the
substance for the shadow. Members
of the club on a former occasion went
on record as favoring the contract, a
committee having gone over it care
fully to make sure the city's rights
had been protected.
Hecklers Keep Busy.
Mr. Howell was visibly perturbed
when members of the club fired ques
tion after question at him.
Ui course, said one of the heck
lers after the meeting, "we were
pleased to hear Mr. Howell's side of
the case, as we like to hear both sides
of every question, but the more he
talked the more he convinced us that
he should look after the water plant
and leave electric light matters to
those who understand such affairs. As
for this five-year contract, we are sat
isfied it is for the best interests of the
city at this time, and during the oper
ation ot the contract we can leisurely
discuss the advisability of taking oyer
the present electric light and power
plant." ;
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Cambridge Claims
Southwest Title
Cambridge, Neb., Nov.' 18. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Cambridge . High
yesterday won from Harvard, 14 to 7,
in the best game seen here this sea
son. Cambridge had the better of it
from the start, the only time that its
goal was threatened being when Har
vard scored. Including this game.
Harvard has scored 348 points to 14
by its opponents, winning from Clay
L enter, cugar, Aurora, Minden, su
perior and Hastings.
Cambridge has won from Oxford.
Minden, Beaver City, Curtis Aggies,
McCook and Harvard. This gives
Cambridge the South Platte cham
pionship beyond a doubt and also a
right for consideration in the state
Carroll. of Cambridge had his nose
broken. The Harvard team was ac
companied by 100 rooters, including
tneir Dand and business men, who
wagered considerable money on the
outcome of the contest.
Connell Will Not
Try Chicago Idea
Health Commissioner Connell has
no thought of emulating the action
of the Chicago health commissioner's
"diet squad" idea, but he is willing
to co-operate if any Omahans want
to offer themselves as subjects for an
experiment to reduce the H, C. of L.
It is the intention of the Chicago
official to show that a person can live
on 40 cents a day by eating a simple
and well-balanced ration.
Central Boys Attend
School- in Old Clothes
. The annual "bum" day was cele
brated at Central High school Friday.
The boys came to school decked in
all styles of clothes. The teachers
had been tipped off to the celebration
and many of the most conspicuously
dressed were met at the door or es
corted from the class rooms and
sent home to change their costumes.
Others who were more plainly at
tired survived the day without
The first prize was awarded to
Warren Best for the best costume
which consisted of a boiled shirt and
reversed collar. LeC Huf.' took sec
ond prize with a blood red shirt
and a checkered vest.
Creighton Literary Society
Holds Debate on Prohibition
A debate took place among the
members of the Creighton Literary
society over "Prohibition" yesterday.
The question, 'Resolved, That the
high license method is preferable to
prohibition for solving the liquor
question," was defended by Messrs
Beiterman and Robert Burns against
Messrs. B. Carey and E. Slattery,
who upheld the negative.
The arguments of the former that
the high license method has been in
the past more effective and is more
in line with the idea of human lib
erty had the effect of obtaining an
unanimous vote from the members.
Borglum Art Now Shown in Omaha
With Other Treasures of Galleries
For the first time in Omaha, works
of art created by Gutzon and Solon
Borglum, former Omahans, are being
shown, in connection with the Fine
Arts society exhibition of contem
porary art at the Hotel Fontencllc.
Thirteen or fourteen bronze, marble,
stone and wood pieces of sculpture
by Solon Borglum arc on exhibit, in
cluding a reproduction of the cele
brated "Gallant Buckey O'Neill of the
Rough Riders," a heroic statue, cast
in copper bronze, now placed at Pres-
cott, Ariz. "Blizzard." "Washing
ton, 1753." "Waters." "God's Com
mand to Retreat," "Prospector," "On
the Trail," "Bucking Bronco," "Paul,"
"Ben Franklin" and "Monico" are
By birth, training and sentiment.
Solon Borglum is a son of the west.
Having been a cowhov himself hi
know him, and knows, too, the cow
boy's companion, friend and slave,
the horse.
Mr. Borglum did not ffive tin ranrh
life until twentv-five vr-ar nt a
when he left the frontier for the Cin
cinnati Art school. While there, he
spent all of his spare time in the
study of the anatomy of the horse.
Then came Paris where honors
were bestowed upon htm so long as
he remained. His "Little Horse in
the Wind" excited pronounced at
tention at the Salon the first year in
Paris, 'lassoing Wild Horses,"
"Stampede of Wild Horses" and the
"Lame Horse." all were rrrrivct with
favorable comment.
Mr. Borglum lias given the horse
and the Indian the greatest attention
and is one of the greatest sculptors
of the red man in the United States.
In Mr. Borglum is united the im
aginative and realistic motive. His
art is akin to a great art, fresh in the
inspiration, large in feeling, poignant
in repose or vigorous without exae-
eration; moreover, it is unmistakably
Harry Wolf Completes Flans to
Build Twelve-Story Struc
ture in the Spring.
A twelve-story hotel building
soon to be erected on the Schlitz hotel i
corner, northwest corner of Sixteenth
and Harney streets.
Harry A. Wolf, who obtained a
ninety-nine year lease on this corner
over a year ago, has now completed
arrangements to build. Harley Con
ant is to take the lease on the hotel
when it is completed, and is to run
The first floor is to be used bv the
present tenants of the old building,
all having signed up new leases for
space in the new and larger building
for their stores. ' ,
The present occupants of the old
buildings are the Owl Drug comnanv
one of the Sherman-McConnell drug
stores, tne scniitz notel, the Parisian
Cloak company and the Shoe Market.
The present leases expire April 1,
1917. It is intended to begin tearing
down the present buildings at that
time so ffiat all may be in shape to
begin building by May I. John Mc
Donald it the architect.
Mrs. McGee Discloses
Some High Lights
Of Married Life
Some high lights in the married life
of Mrs. Cayton-Casey-McGcc are
being thrown on the screen in Judge
Leslie') court.. '
Mrs McGee seeks a divorce from
her latest spouse, Hugh McGee,
whom she declares amounts to less
than zero as a hubby. Mrs. McGee
is 54 years bid, but, as she testified
on the witness stand, "she is afraid
of no man."
According to the testimony in the
case of McGee against McGee, the
plain tin first took a chance in the
bonds of' matrimony when she was
15 years old. It was a poor invest
ment, averred Mrs. McGee. .
Her second husband's name was
Casey. And "share" Casey figures
in the present suit. The court re
porter has "Old Casey" as he was
referred to in the testimony down
in his stenographic notes many times.
In her suit for divorce against Mc
Gee, Mrs. Cayton-Casey-McGee
charges divers and sundry things.
Cruelty is one of the mildest. She
testified that McGee on one occasion
icked her up by the ankles and stood
er on her head in a closet. Mayhem
is another allegation.
Mrs. AlcUce, upon cross-examina
tion on the part of Hugh's attorney.
admitted that she chased her hus
band from the house with a butcher
knife. She declared that Hugh was
not exactly what one would call a
teetotaler and averred that she took
a nip herself once in a while "for
her stomach's sake."
Did you ever see your husband
stagger? Mr. McGee s attorney inter
rogated. "Oh Lord; hundreds and
hundreds of times," was the answer.
Co-Operative Stores .
Favored by Unions
Everything from politics to the high
cost of living was discussed at the
regular meeting of the Central Labor
union lasi evening.
The soaring prices of food was the
chief subject of attack. A committee
appointed some time ago to look into
co-operative stores declared favorably
1 the matter and recommended that
number of such enterprises would
be the real solution of the high cost
of living.
I he Central Labor union went on
record as opposed to the city council
passing the light ordinance as now
proposed. After a great deal of dis
cussion over the proposal to have City
Attorney Rine appear before the
union and explain the merits of the
light ordinance, the matter was finally
voted down.
G. C. Porter, who was socialist can
didate for congress, talked at some
length on the advisability of Omaha
owning its own electric tight plant, ,.
So7oB So2-2um
American. It does not suffer by com
parison with the grand art of foreign
Nine pieces of Gutzon Borglum
arc included in the exhibition as well.
They are as follows: Head of Lin
coln; Lincoln, seated figure; Mares
of Diomedes, a fragment; Wonder
ment of Motherhood; Gerneral Shcr
idan; Bolivia, Ruskin, Phyllis, Two
Masks I Have Piped.
Young Swift Employe, Cbided
by Wife, Sends Bullet
Into Heart.
George La Work. 29, member of
Masonic lodge No. 177, Elwood, Mo.,
shot himself through the heart last
evening at 7:57 o'clock on the rear
porch of his flat at 4731 South Twen
ty-fourth street, South Side. A petty
quarrel with his wife is said to have
been the cause.
The body was first discovered by his
wife, who had been in one of the inner
rooms. The young couple lived itr two
rooms on the third floor, let by W. H.
Van Wie. They have lived there three
weeks, coming from F.lwood, Mo.,
their former home, April 28.
Trivial circumstances led up to the
shooting. La Work, according to his
wife, came home in a happy mood
shortly before 6 oclock. The two
had their evening meal fifteen min-
I utes later and joked on various mat
Chided Husband.
Mrs. La Work said she chided her
husband Mr smoking, swearing and
drinking, and entreated him in- seri
ous tones to banish the habits. A
quarrel followed in which La Work
asked where his gun was. His wife
told him and he went out on the
porch.. She followed to look for him,
but came back, after searching three
stories of rear porches and the yard.
As she re-entered her room she heard
a shot and ran back to the porch
where she -found her husband dying.
Captain of Police John Briggs con
ducted the investigation, assisted by
Officer Joe Baughman. LaWork was
an oiler in the engine room at the
Swift and Company plant. He .was a
Mason and an Odd Fellow of Forest
City, Mo. His mother, Mrs. W. R.
Williams, lives at Tyrone, Mo.
1 Mr. and Mrs. J. M. West of Forest
City, Mo., parents oithe widow, were
notified last evening.
Didn't Expect Deed.
The little woman was stricken with
grief, and for a half hour was uncon
trollable. She said she had least ex
pected the shooting when it happened.
She is 2J years of age. The two had
been married a year ago Ibis month.
There are no children.
Deputy Coroner Bernard Larkin
took charge of the body. The police
held no witnesses, but secured names
of several who saw the body immedi
ately after. A coroner's inquest will
be held,, the date to be announced
Neighbors testified that La Work
was an upright, wirll-meaning young
man and a hard worker. His record
at the Swift plant is an excellent one
and the few acquaintances he had
made while here spoke highly of him.
Iowa Minister Will
Take London Pulpit
. . . . i
London, Nov. 18. Rev. Dr. Joseph
rom newion ot cedar Kapids, la.,
has accepted the pastorate of the City
Temple, but will not arrive here be
fore next spring.
Rev. Dr. Newton received a call to
the City Temple of London last June.
A dispatch from Cedar Rapids on
September 12. last, said that Dr. New
ton had declined the call because he
did not wish to leave the United
Second Degree Murder
Verdict in Henry Case
Fremont, Neb., Nov. 18. (Special.)
Murder in the second degree was
the verdict of the jury which sat in
the case of the state against William
Henry, who shot and killed John
Witte of Scribner, last July.. The
jury deliberated from 9 a. m. to 2:30
p. m. yesterday.
The trial of John Norman, colored,
for the! murder of Henry Moore, also
colored, at a local rooming house,
Septemibr 30, was began this morn
ing. Norman shot Moore while the
latter was engaged in a scuffle with
another negro over a dice game.
. i
Persistency Is the Cardinal Virtue
in Advertising. si.
Judge Holds it Impairs Right of
Contract and Smacks of
Class Legislation.
The law passed by the last legis
lature regulating private employment
agencies in the state was held uncon
stitutional by Judge Sears of the dis
trict court, who banded down a de
cision releasing three employment
agency managers in Omaha charged
with breaking the law.
The following men. who were at
liberty under bonds, were released by
juugc ciears:
F. L. Spencc, manager of the Co
Operative Reference company.
Harry A. Knapp, manager of the
Western Reference and Bond associa
tion. Fay M . Watts, manager of the
Watts Reference company.
The feature of th.; law held uncon
stitutional by the Omaha judge was
that it barred the registration fee in
advance, paid by laborers and others
seeking work through the employ
ment agencies.
Judge Sears ruled that the act in
question is broader than its (itle and
that it interferes with the right of con
tract. Other Objections.
Some -of the other reasons given
by Judge Sears for his ruling were:
That the law has a tendency to
create a new executive officer in the
person of the deputy state labor com
missioner. That it assumes to control em
ployers not in the employment agency
uusincss. i
That it gives judicial and Iceisla-
tive powers to the deputy labor com
missioner. That it grants the rieht to search
private records.
That it is class legislation, in that
all employments are not affected
Judge Sears advocated the nacsini?
oi a laoor agency law which could
be interpreted as being constitutional.
iverring mat -m all probablity such
law would be oassed bv the next
legislature, Countv Attorney Maguey
said that no appeal in the present case
would be made.
Team Captains All
Set for Campaign
For Houseof Hope
Considerable interest was mani
fested yesterday afternoon at a meet
ing of the House of Hope building
fund' campaign committee at Hotel
Fontenelle. Team captains are set
ting their crews lined up for the big
drive beginning Wednesday. Novem
ber 22, and lasting six week days.
Dr. Paul Ellis was released from
T. F. Stroud's team, that he might or-
ganize a team ot Ins own. U h.
(Hatty) Black. likewise announced he
would have a strong team. W. B.
Cheek reported that he and associ
ates would take care of the Union
stock yards in good manner. Robert
S. Trimble and N. H. Nelson are
ready to attack the Grain Exchange
building. A team is being organized
at Jlurgess-Nash stores. ,
The campaign committee will meet
again at luncheon at the Fontenelle
next Tuesday noon at 12:15. Those
interested in the work are invited to
meet at that time and place. Next
Wednesday evening captains and
members of their teams will dine at
6:30 at the Fontenelle for a rallv
before beginning the real work of
raising a building fund -of $50,000. Ex
planation is made that no part of the
building fund to be raised will be
expended for expenses of the cam
paign, as cosf of luncheons, printing
and clerical help has been given by
friends of the House" of Hope.
D. W. Van Cott, Pioneer
Jeweler, Died Friday
David William Van Cott. aired
about 63 years, died at noon Fridav
at the residence, 612 South Twenty
seventh street, of paralysis aftetr sev
eral months of ill health.
Mr. Van Cott is survived bv his
widow, Louise, and one son Wilbur
E., connected with the Orr Motor
Sales company. He was a prominent
retail jeweler here before retiring
several years ago. When the Elks
established lodge Noi 39 in Omaha,
Mr. Van Cott became one of the first
members, and held at the time of his
death an honorary life membership.
He also was active in Masonic work
here during his business career.
The funeral will be held from the
residence Sunday afternoon at 4
o'clock with interment at West Lawn
Carving Sets
Three-piece sets, guar
anteed S2.T5. $3.50 and
$4.00 per set. .
One three-piece set,
one two-piece set, both
for $3.98
aLViL & SONS CO. llVi 1515 HARNEY S:
Food Choppers
$1.25, $1.50,
$1.75. 82.35.
holds 4 quarts of oil;
special $3.49
Prices High and Nabobs of the
Devil Wagons Will Move to
Other Section.
Landlords who own auto row on
West Farnam street may be left
"high and dry" without tenants most
any day now. They have been rais
ing rents too high, the automobile
dealers say.
So the dealers are looking around
for a new street to which they may
move the auto mart bodily some day
when the signs are just right.
The Omaha Automobile Dealers'
association held a special meeting
Friday noon and considered this mat
ter. Many of the dealers expressed
themselves freeiv and frankly oil the
matter of exorbitant rents along auto
row on rarnam street and favored a
bodily treking to better fields. How
ard street, Harney street, St. Mary's
Acknowledged by all leading artists
and scientists as the standard piano
of the world, will be used by
Oscar Seagle
The American Baritone
Henri Doering
who appear in concert at Met
ropolitan Club House Sunday
afternoon, NoTember 19th.
We show a complete range of
styles, both Grands, and Up
rights, from $550 to $1,350.
Terms if Desired.
Schmoller & Mueller
Piano Company
1311-13 Farnam St., Omaha, Nab.
Exclusive Stata Representatives.
30 to 40
(ttm In laat
Does Not Mean
Stack & Falconer
We Still Sell These
$70.00 Broadcloth
Caskets for
All Other Prices in Proportion
We don't belong to any trust or combination.
Omaha's Only Independent Undertakers
24th and Harney,
We Want to Remind!
You of a Few
You Need for
Double Roasters, large
site, very special, only
65c Others, at $1.10
and up to $3.85.
GAS RANGES, Sold on Payments if Desired.
avenue and other streets were con
sidered. "The automobile dealers and the
automobile business have absolutely
made West Farnam street." said
Clarke Powell. "Anybody knows what
it was before the automobile busi
ness ODened here. Now that the
dealers have made an important street
of it the landlords are holding them
to exorbitant rents."
President Powell was authorized to
appoint a committee to investigate
the matter of a proposed new loca
tion for the auto mart. He appointed
William Killy, Herbert Pelton and
Felix McShane. They arc to report
in about two weeks at a meeting to
be held at that time.
Harney street was, of course, seri
ously considered at first as the logical
place to go, but later it was said to be
a question whether room enough
could be found there.
The dealers spoke some of building
their own buildings in the future,
wherever they decide to locate the
new mart, instead of renting and per
mitting rents to go up again just as
soon as their presence and activity
in the neighborhood begins to create
a value in the locality.
Put the
Shoes in My
Thousands of Omaha Par
ents buy the children's shoes
in our exclusive children's
department. The salesmen in
this department devote their
entire time to children.
come from Drexel's and they
will outwear two pairs of or
dinary shoes.
Children's K to 11, $2.25
Misses, to 2 $2.50
Young Women's, 2 to 6 $3
Shoe Co.
1419 FARNAM.
Raise Prices
Account War
Douglas 887,
Waffle Irons, round
or square, high or
low frame. Special.
$2.75. $4.00 and
$5.50 Set.
13-inch fire pot,
nickel trimmed, at,
only $11.95.