Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 03, 1917, Page 6, Image 6

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Sixty -Seres Derelicts Storm
City Jail and Beg for
. . ' " Shelter. ..."
Driven to shelter, by frigid blast
from the north which sent tempera
tures to points well below zero, sixty-seven
homeless and penniless men,
some of them with barely enough
clothes to cover their bodies, Thurs
day night sobgnt beds at the city
jail. Few of them, however, had suf
. fered seriously from the cold or ex
posure, as most of them applied early
tor places to "bunk."
"All records for . the number of
lodgers accommodated at the jail have
been shattered by Omaha's latest cold
wave. Previous to Wednesday night
the highest number of men accom
modated had been fifty and the aver
age had been around thirty, Wednes
day nignt, nowever, seventy-six ap
plied . for places to sleep. The de
crease in the number' who sought
. shelter Thursday night is accounted
for by the fact that Wednesday night's
storm probably caused many of the
men to let out a notch in their ef
forts to obtain employment.
Police Surgeon Connolly Thursday
night had a busy time. He treated
four persons, one of them a policeman
and another a fireman, who sustained
frost-bitten ears. Here is a list of the
cases handled by him as a result of
tne cow:
George Jennings, 522 South Twenty-second
street, both ears frozen.
Edwin Mederis, 2226 Howard, left
ear frozen. - .
Patrolman Herman. Creal, both ears
Frank Soukup, fireman at engine
house No. 7, both ears frozen.
Forty Fires On
Two Coldest Days
; Omaha Ever Knew
Attempts to thaw out frozen water
pipes, defective flues and chimneys,
overheated stoves and furnaces all
due to the cold wave of the last two
days Thursday resulted in a total of
twenty-seven fire alarms. Friday the
same causes resulted in more than
a dozen alarms up until 2 o'clock, and,
while, none of the fires caused any
great ' losses, firemen at practically
every' station in the city have expe
rienced the most strenuous time in
their careers.'
Low temperature! which have pre
vailed have added discomfort to a
condition which ordinarily would give
the fire department all that it could
well handle. Scores of the firemen
suffered frost-bitten ears, nosei, hands
and feet and some of them have found
it necessary to remain at their homes.
Edward Turner, a member of
colored fire company, No. 11, is at
home as the result of having been
overcome by smoke at a fire in the
home of S. H. Farm worth, 2437
Spaulding street. His condition is not
serious, bpwevcr, and he will be on
duty again in a few days.
So busy have been the different sta
tions that even work at the chiefs
. office' has stacked up. But four re
ports on Friday's fires had been re
ceived up until 2 o'clock.
Baby Cries and
. - Probably Saves
Nine from Death
Henry Kropowski, 1417 North Sev
enteenth street, was rendered uncon
scious, his wife was partly overcome
and seven other occupants of the
house were aroused from peaceful
slumbers early Friday as the result
of coal gas fumes which escaped
iron! a hard coal stove and filled the
house. i '
Kropowski' was awakened by the
criea of his 10-month-old baby and he
went to the kitchen to prepare aome
milk for the child. There he fell to
the floor. His wife, alarmed when
he did not return, followed him, and
site also was partly overcome. She
aroused- Miss Sarah Weiner, aged 19,
a roomer, and she called a telephone
operator, who notified the police.
Officers and police surgeons made
a hurried trip to the home, but when
they arrived all had been revived and
suffered no ill effects.
The stove was found with the door
open and the damper closed. . .;
Six Persons Charged With
Breaking Drug Law Freed
Six cases that were pending in the
United States district court against
persons accused of violating the Har
rison narcotic law have been dropped
by the United States district attor
ney with the consent of the internal
revenue commissioner. It. was found
impossible to prosecute the cases be
cause of the ruling of the supreme
court that certain sections of the Har
rison act were unconstitutional: The
cases dismissed were against George
Brown, Raymond Nclsen, Robert
Kennedy, Graham Beil, Rose Bell
ana uuunccy cerger.
Pollard Changes Temps of
Hundred and Three Degrees
Tax Commissioner Pollard of the
Burlington has returned from Flor
ida, but he wishes that he had re
mained there a while longer. When
be left Florida Wednesday morning
the temperature there was 80 degrees
above zero, and when he dropped off
train here and into a temperature of
Zi below zero, he felt chilly.
Florida weather, according to Mr.
Pollard, has been -about the best in
the history of the state, warm and
barmy, and just the kind that has
suited the tourists. ., .
Lightest Receipts of Year '
On Omaha Grain Market
Cash grain on the Omaha market
recovered from the slump of Thurs
day and scored a considerable ad
vance. Wheat sold up S ceuts at
1.641.68tf; corn, tlj cents,
selling at W9lc, and oatt ltfo,
selling at 51 cents per bushel.
Owing, to bad. weather holding
shipment back from the country, re
ceipts were the lightest of the year,
there being but thirteen carloads of
wheat, twenty-seven of corn and four
of oat on the market. There was a
dci-saJ for everything io fight
Historical Pageant
Of Religious History
By Sunday Schools
Historical pageant representing
the growth of the Sunday schools
from the Hebrew period through all
the stages of development until the
present day, wilt be given, in Omaha
at the fiftieth anniversary of the Ne
braska Sunday School association in
This pageant requires 500 partici
pants, 300 in the pageant and 200 in
the chorus. It was given in Chicago
a few years ago and Topeka, Kan.,
was the next city to stage it at their
fiftieth anniversary of the State Sun
day School association. Other cities
besides these have put on the work.
Mrs. C. A. Munlemian had entire
charge of the oaseant that was given
in Topeka. She is now a resident of
Omaha and her services have been
secured to train the participants.
It will require the co-operation of
the Sunday schools and young people
in this city and a meeting has been
called of the Sunday school superin
tendents and ministers of the various
churches, February 4, at the Young
Men's Christian association, room
316, at 2 p. m., to make preliminary
arrangements. Miss Emma Lindquist,
secretary-treasurer of the Douglas
County Sunday School association, is
arranging for the meeting. '
Bossie Fights Against
Lowering Milk Standard
Dairy' and Milk Inspector Bossie
has gone to Lincoln to oppose a bill
introduced in the house by Jensen of
douglas, lowering the butterfat stand
ard in cream from 18 to 16 per cent
in the state.
State Food Commissioner Murshell
also will fight this measure. ,
"I know who is behind this bill and
I intend- to fight it for all I am worth.
Eighteen per cent is low enough for
cream, but I can understand that cer
tain interests would have it lowered
to 16 per cent," aaid Mr. Bossie. , ;
Salvation Army Man from '
: War Zone Will Talk Here
Colonel Gauntlett, territorial secre
tary for the country west of the Mis
sissippi river foi the Salvation Army,
will pay 4 visit to Omaha in the near
futuie, according to a telegram re
ceived by Captain John M. Paton of
the local offices.
Colonel Gauntlett has just re
turned from the war zone, where he
has spent several month j, and is said
to have a fund of knowledge and facts
about the great struggle which are
unusually interesting. Captain Paton
will immediately start to make ar
rangements for the colonel's visit and
wilt arrange for a speaking pro
gram. .. ..
Extreme Cold.Has ' ;
. Caused Suffering
Among the Poorer
. The Salvation Army Industrial
home, Eleventh and Dodge streets,
is crowded to capacity these bitter
cold days.
"About thirty-five men in addition
to our usual run, sought shelter
Thursday," said Captain Kline. "Two
men came in with frozen ears. They
had been frozen while th men were
going about coal yards and other
places trying to get work. I sent
them to the police surgeon for atten
tion to their ears and then gave them
meals and lodging."
The army's wagons for collecting
donations were not sent out Thurs
day and Friday on account of the
"Mother" Brown, who has charge
of the army "store, said she had five
times as many applications for warm
clothing Thursday as she had during
the preceding two weeks.
Many of these people were willing
to pay small .sums, out couldn't af
ford to pay the regular prices the
clothing would cost new. The ex
treme cold has brought in a lot of
requests from poor but respectable
people whose children were suffering,
or who did not have warm enough
clothing to wear to school.
Captain Kline asks that people hav
ing cast off clothing call him up so
that it can be sent for.
Omaha Robbers'-Victim
Discovered Terribly Beaten
Terribly beaten, Jeff Cocklin,
Griswoll, la., automobi'e man, who
came to Omaha yesterday tor a "good
time," was found yesterday evening
at Twelfth and Cass streets, in a
gutter, half frozen and suffering from
a broken leg.
He was taken to St. Joseph's hos
pital unconscious. His pocketsjwere
turned inside out and he had no val
uable possessions, indicatirg that he
was the victim of robbers. .
Mrs. Sholes' Heirs Ask
v That Will Be Probated
Heirs of 'the' late Delphina C.
Sholes,' who died December 26, have
filed a petition in county clerk asking
that her will be probated. Mrs. Sholes.
who was the widow of a one-time well s
known Omaha real estate dealer, left
an estate estimated to be worth $16,
000. Lewis C. Sholes of Omaha, a
son, and Helen Sholes Calkins of
Omaha, a daughter, were the petition
ers. Other heirs are Mrs. Kate Hot
comb of Rapid City, S. D., a sister,
and Simeon W. Clark of Los Angeles,
a brother. 'The petition asked that
Edgar A. Baird be appointed execu
tor of the estate.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
to Success. .
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