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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 18, 1917)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 18, 1917.
AlAA&fVl" T A A&AAJk A
Her Lawyers Spring Big Sur
prise in Case Involving
Jerome Pratt Magee.
OKI SUIT STILL STANDS
On Friday Jerome Pratt Magee,
divorced husband of Mrs. Ella Cotton
Nash Magee, a lawyer himself and
son of a well known Chicago attor
ney, burst into notoriety when his
aged grand-aunt Mrs. Ellen L. Pratt
of Green Core Springs, Fla., asked
the court to compel him to account
for $200,000 which she inherited from
the late Julia A. Fletcher.
On Saturday, just as society was
eagerly prepared to gobble up all the
news of the family fray, Mrs. Pratt's
lawyers, Messrs. Brogan & Raymond,
filed in her behalf a motion for the
dismisssal of the suit without preju
dice. Judge Day promptly signed the
order giving the plaintiff leave to with
draw. But social gossips do not rclinqnish
all hope. The dismissal of the motion
"without prejudice" gives Mrs. Pratt
the legal right to re-institute the suit
at any time. Furthermore, Mr. Ma
gee is still a defendant in another suit
involving a $250,000 estate. This suit,
which is now pending and which it
brought by his aunt, Mrs. Otsson,
seeks to set aside the purchase of her
part of the Colonel Pratt estate.
Thieves Steal Even His
Underwear, Maupin Says
When J. R. Maupin, 5517 North
Thirty-ninth street, came back from
his two months' vacation he fonnd
that someone had stolen from his
domicile practically all his furniture,
pictures, underwear and other per
sonal effects. He reported the mat
ter to the police.
Corporation Counsel Lambert Will
Fight to Get Street Railway Property
City Legal Adviser Will Hold
Car Company to Letter of
., the Old Legislative
LOHG BATTLE IN PROSPECT
The grant given by the territorial
legislature to the Omaha Horse rail
way will expire on Sunday. One of
the provisions of that grant reads:
"Provided, that at the end of fifty
years, the said road and depots and
other equipments shall revert to the
city of Omaha."
That act was approved by the gov
ernor on February 18, 1867, and Cor
poration Counsel Lambert takes the
position that the city's reversionary
right of property will have matured
not later than next Monday. Next
Tuesday he will go before the city
council for definite instructions as to
how to proceed and he will offer for
adoption a resolution on the subject.
On January 3 of this year the coun
cil adopted a resolution, claiming for
the city ownership of most of the
present lines of the Omaha & Coun
cil Bluffs Street Railway company
within the limits of the city. This
ownership if based on the claim that
the consolidation of the Omaha Horse
Railway company and the Omaha
Cable Tramway company, forming
the Omaha Street Railway company
on January 1, 1889, did not invali
date the city's reversionary rights in
the old horse car company.
The resolution of the city council
of January 3 seeks to hold the trac
tion company to "strict account,' and
imposes a fine of $300 per day on
and after February 19 for "failure to
accede to the demands of the city."
Last month the city clerk trans
mitted to the street railway companv
a copy of the resolution, which was
intended to be a formal demand.
John L. Webster, attorney fof the
street railway company, in a public
reply to the resolution of January 3,
raised the point that there is a pos
sibility that his company may "hold
in perpetuity all the property, rights
and franchises conferred upon said
The corporation counsel anticipates
a legal embroglio of many ramifica
tions. Government Asks
Dissolution of the
Washington, Feb. 17. The govern
ment today filed its brief in the su
preme court in the dissolution suit
against the International Harvester
company, its officers and directors,
appealed from the federal court in
Minnesota, which ordered the dis
solution of the company.
There is no such thing as a good
or benevolent trust within the mean
ing of the Sherman law, the govern
ment contends and all combinations
which break down the competitive
system are in restraint of trade.
The company's plea that three
formidable competitors with a com
bined capital of $91,000,000 were en-
f raged in the same business and af
orded brisk competition and testi
mony relating to the contention are
reviewed in detail. The competition
thus afforded, the brief states, was
"negligible" and the competition of
all other companies combined, left
the defendants in possession of ap
proxhntaely 80 per cent of the trade,
sufficient, it is contended, to consti
tute them a monopoly within the
meaning pf the law.
Fonr Cases Now Under Quar
antine Physicians ' Are
Told to Be Alert.
PUPIL DIES SUDDENLY
The health office reports fonr cases
of cerebral spinal meningitis now un
der quarantine. The health commis
sioner regards the situation as of suf
ficient importance to address the fol
lowing letter to all physicians of the
"The number of cases of epidemic
cerebral spinal meningitis in the city
is sufficient to cause every physician
to be on the alert I suggest that all
physicians having any acute disease
where the diagnosis is doubtful watch
carefully for any rigidity of the mus
cles of the neck, with the head drawn
back and Konigs sign.' if these symp
toms are .present, a spinal puncture
should be made at once. If the spinal
fluid be cloudy, use Flexner anti
meningitis serum without waiting for
microscopic , examination to prove
diagnosis. This treatment has proven
to be by far the most successful of
any up to date. Delay in the diagnosis
and this treatment may prove fatal
to your patient The city bacteriolo
gist will make an immediate examina
tion of any fluids submitted to him."
Dies of Scarlet Fever
While Attending Brother
Susie Fessler, niece of City Com
missioner Kugel, died Friday at Sut
ton, Neb., where she was attending
a brother who it a scarlet fever pa
tient. Miss Fessler, who was 17 years
of age, was stricken with the disease.
Mr. and Mrs. Kugel and Albert Fes
sler, brother of the dead girl, have
gone to Sutton.
. . .
Giant truck tires
The First Real Answer to
Heavy Hauling Problems
IEADERS for seventeen years, Fires tons
, builders have been first with every
important development of the truck
tire. And in every step forward in the
motor truck industry. Firestone specialists
have kept pace, building a tire for every
design of commercial vehicle end for
every type of service.
With the demand of heavy hauEnJ came
a demand for heavier service tires. Dual
equipment does not provide an adequate
solution. Bi& loads require bi tires.
Firestone has a&ain supplied the answer.
The result is the Firestone Giant Truck
lire, the single tire that stands the crush
of the heaviest loads, that gives extra wear,
reater traction, smoother riding, protection
tor the truck and comfort for the driver.
This is the tire adopted for the heavy duty
truck fleets for these concerns of your city:
Haarman Vinegar and Pickle Co.
' Nebraska Iowa Steel Tank Co.
Alamitd Sanitary Dairy.
Fairmont Creamery Co. 4
Graham Ice Cream Co.
City of Omaha.
L. V. Nicholas Oil Co.
Manhattan Oil Co.
Missouri Valley Oil Co. ,.
National Refining; Co.
Omaha Ice and Cold Storage Co.
Omaha Electric Light and Power Co.
Omaha & C. B. Street Railway Co.
Omaha Gas Co.
Krug Brewing Co.
Jetter Brewing Co.
Mete Brewing Co.
Storz Brewing Co.
American Express Co.
There are hundreds of other satisfied
users. List upon request
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Call in the Firestone man. His advice is
' unprejudiced because there is a Firestone
Truck Tire for every service condition,
for every road and load. ;
Firestone Tire and Rubber Co..
2566 Faraara Streat, Omaha, Nab. -: . V.
' Horn Office and Factory! Akron, Ohio
- Branches and Daalar Evarywhara. '
Wife WiU Do All
The Oral Talking
In This New Home
Judge Crawford of the county court
performed a unique marriage cere
mony Saturday morning when he
tied the ever-popular knot for a deaf
and dumb bridegroom, and a bride
who can talk and hear as well as any-
one. The judge and the bride were
the only parties in the room where
the ceremony was performed who
could hear or talk. The witnesses
were also deaf and dumb.
Miss Minnie Waterman, 22 years
old, is the happy young wife and she
says she'll do all the talking out loud
in her household. The young woman,
however, can talk to her husband by
the deaf and dumb sign language.
Paul P. Randolph, 27 years old, is
willing that his wife should carry on
all of the telephone conversations.
Both of the young people live in
Omaha and will make their home
here. The bridegroom is employed
by Armour At Co.
Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson, who
stood up with the couple, are also
deaf and dumb. ; ''
liven Cp Toot Torpid Urar.
To keep our llvor active usa Dr. Klni'i
New Life Pllle. They Ineure ood dlo
Uon and rallevea oomtlpation. ISO . All
Furniture Off erings
That will appeal to those who recognize
the economy of good quality
Charles II Bedroom Suite
THE HANDSOME LINES of this 17th century mode tell
of an age less commercial than ours, yet one that ap
preciated the beautiful and expressed it in simple but
strong design, supporting it with fine workmanship, the
like of which can only be found in the highest grade prod
ucts. The twisted rope effects in the supports and
stretchers, the fine moulding of the drawer fronts and
the introduction of cane in the bed are significant of sus-
tained effort and skill. Lovers of truly artistic furniture
will find this offering especially attractive when they
read the prices.
Chiffonier .... $50
Dressing Table, $48
Full size bed . . . $54
Finish: English Brown Mahogany
300 were supplied to the
Hotel Fontenelle of this city,
and we offer the same com
bination, made to identical
Shown on Fourth Floor
Other Type of Box Springs,
at 112, $18, $20, $24
We are also exclusive
agents in this territory
. for the celebrated "Os
Special Pieces-Cut Prices
$45.00 Mahogany Hall Chair, Charles IL style, with cane
seat and high back ..$35.00
$70.00 Solid Mahogany Settee, beautifully carved, Chip
pendale style $35.00
$37.00 Jacobean Oak Settee, cane seat and back, now. . . .$25.00
$145.00 Set of Solid Mahogany Dining Chairs, consisting
of 6 side chairs at $20.00 each and 1 arm chair at
$25.00. Special price for the complete set $75.00
$62.00 American Walnut Vanity Dresser, special $48.50
$98.00 Solid Mahogany Drop Leaf Table $65.00
$50.00 Mahogany Hall Rack, has seat with compartment
for rubbers, etc., large mirror, hat and coat hooks
at side $35.00
$54.00 Circassian Walnut Dresser, Adam style, cane insert
and large mirror..., v... $40.00
$30.00 American Walnut Dressing Table, with triple mirror $23.00
$20.00 Fumed Oak Easy Chair, leather upholstered seat,
cane back J 12.50
Rug Department Second Floor
in Oriental Rugs
Every rug purchased before the war, and prior
to the big advance in prices. Lovers of these
goods will not only recognize the special prices,
but will remember that the war has almost cut
off the supply entirely.
Kermanshah, 11x8-10, now $295.00
Meshed, 13x10-3, now $135.00
Buluk, 11-9x8-5, now $175.00
Kilim, 9-9x5-2, now $ 30.00
Mahal, 13-9x10-8, now $275.00
Serapi, 18-5x11-3, now $425.00
NOT ONE of the above pieces could be pur
chased today by the largest importers on
the market at the special prices indicated
Special Prices on
Odd Domestic Rugs
Far below the cost of material without even
considering the expense of constructing the rog.
A Few of the Many Bargains Below
9x11 Oriental Pattern Tapestry, without border,
6x9 Best Quality Body Brussels, with border
9x12 Cross Seam Axminster Rug $19.95
7- 9x10-3 Extra Heavy Blue Tapestry Bug, with
4-6x6-6 Floral Chintz Plain Wilton, with border,
9x12 Blue Seamless Tapestry, soiled. ... .$15.00,
6- 9x9-6 Brown Velvet, without border. . . .$9.95
9x12 Roxbury Tapestry, cross seam. . . . .$16.95
8- 3x10-6 Heavy Axminster, with border. .$16.95
4-6x9 Plain Brown Rego Wilton, with border
9- 9x12 Heavy Blue Brussels, with border, $22.50
7- 6x10-6 Green Tapestry Rug, with border $13.50
9x12 Heavy Tapestry Cross Seam Rug. . .$14.95
Draperies Main Floor :
Complete Clearance of
Cretonne and Grenadine
$4.50 value for $2.28
$18.60 value, $8.75
$5.95 value for $2.95
$20.00 value, $10.00
Cretonne and Sunf ast
A few odd pah to dose oat
$5 and $5.75 kinds, now, per pair, $1 and $2
$8.25 kinds, now, per pair $3.75
Fine White Curtain Nets
$1.50 values, per yard, 63c
$2.50 values, per yard, 95e
$3.00 values, per yard, $1.25
Cretonne 12 patterns, 5 to 20 yards of a
pattern, formerly worth to 75c, now per
yard, at 15c
Muslin, Lace and Net Curtains All one and
two-pair lots, at half regular price.
Store Department Down Stain:
An Attractive Range
A square type practical range
with high warming closet
One "Acorn" Gas and Coal Combination
Range, used for demonstrating;. 9 AC ((
$65.00 grade, now 4t JUU
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