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THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1917.
DOCTOR DISCOVERS PATIENT SUICIDE Granger Physician Stops at Farm House Only to Find Girl Hanging to Rope. HAD SUFFERED ACCIDENT (From a Staff Correspondent.) Des Moines, la., Feb. 26. (Special Telegram.) When Dr. Channing Smith of Granger stopped at the farm house four miles southeast of Wood ward Saturday to call on a patient. Miss Mary Reed, he found her hang ing at the end of a rope, a suicide victim. Miss Reed was still breathing. The doctor cut her down, but she died a few hours afterward. She is believed to have become temporarily insane. Since the death of her parents, she had made her home with a brother, John Reed, who left here Saturday to attend to business affairs at Wood ward. Miss Reed, who was 36 years old, was iniured three years ago when she was thrown headforemost from a buggy. No inquest will be held. Shoots Anti-Saloon Secretary. W. C. Barber, secretary of the Iowa Anti-Saloon league, was shot on a Rock Island train near Valley Junc tion Friday night by a Mexican from whom he had taken two suit cases of intoxicating liquors. The Mexican fired the shot after he had jumped from the train and it struck Barber in the leg. Barber was taken to a hospital, but it is not thought his wound is serious. The Anti-Saloon league official was returning from At lantic on a Rock Island train when he noticed the suit cases. He investi gated and found the suit cases were filled with whisky. He sat down be side the Mexican and the latter ad mitted the suit cases contained liquor. Barber informed him he would seize the hquor. As the train neared Valley Junction the man left his seat, went to the door and jumped off. Barber followed him and as he was learning out of the car the shot was fired. Non-Partisan Primary B11L Senator Kingland of Winnebago county has introduced bill in the senate of the Iowa legislature to pro vide for a non-partisan primary elec tion. It would provide for the nomi nation of state senator and state rep resentative and county and township officers at a non-partisan primary. The law is similar to that of a number of other states, he explained afterwards, and has been found to be of general advantage in the selection of candi dates. Senator Kingland introduced another bill which would revise the Australian election ballot and provide for listing each candidate with the name of the party opposite the candi date s name. With this plan, wntcn is followed in Kansas and other states, it is not necessary to have separate ballots for each party. Both bills were referred to the committee on elec tions. Suffrage Bill Hung Up. The woman's suffrage amendment will not be reported out until after the recess. Anti-suffrage forces have asked Senator Wilson, chairman of the senate committee on constitu- tionaal amendments, for a hearing. This will be given them after the re cess. Wanti More Flour In Sacks. The Finley bill requiring that a sack of flour shall contain torty-nine pounds instead of forty-eight pounds, which has passed the house, was op posed by representatives ot tne manu facturers before the senate committee on commerce and trade yesterday afternoon. The millers declare that it wJI require them to get new sacks, new scales and go to other expenses. No actjon has been taken on the bill by the senate committee. Iowa University Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary Iowa Citv. Ia.. Feb. 26. Faculty and student body today ire celebrat ing the seventieth anniversary ot the founding of the Iowa State univer sity. The institution was founded on February 25, 184?, but on account of the anniversary falling on Sunday it was decided to have no Sunday serv ices, but to postpone exercise until Monday, when all branches of school life could participate. Dr. W. A. Jessup, president of the university, and Governor W. L. Har ding delivered addresses at the anni versary ceremonies. One of the features of the anniver sary program was the transfer of the pictures of former presidents from the historical societies rooms to the hall of science. Following is a list of the pictures moved, together with the dates of the original's incumbency as presiSsnt: Amos tlsan, ISSB-tSSS: Silas Totten, 1989 UtSS; Oliver M. flpencer, 1802-1S7; James Blac'fc im-1870; N. R. Leonard, U19-1S71; Oeorfe Tharher, 1871-1787; C. W. Slag-le, 1877.1178; Jonas L. Plckford, J878-1887; Charlaa Sclaitter, 1187-1887; Amea N. Cur rier, 1IS1S: Dr. George Edward Mac Lean, 1899-1111; John O. Bowman, 1911 1914; Dr. Thomaa H. McBrlda, 19U-1919; Dr. Walter A. Jeaaup, 1918. Gerard and His Party Leave for Sailing Port London, Feb. 26. Telegraphing from Madrid Sunday. Reuter's corre spondent says that James W. Gerard, former American ambassador to Ger many, Mrs. Gerard and the members of tfie embassy left the Spa .ish capi tal at 4 o'clock in the afternoon on a special train .'or Comma, where the party will embark for the voyage to the United States. The duke of Zaragoza drove the engine, having volunteered for the task. Mr. Gerard learning of this, asked for an introduction to the duke with whom he chatted cordially before boarding the train. Reward Offered for Boys Who Shot Valuable Dog A valuable airedale terrier dog, owned by William Newton, president of Haskins' Brothers Real Estate company, of Fairacres, was shot Sun day afternoon by two boys and as a result of the wounds, the dog is para lyzed. Mr. Newton, who is in Cali fornia, wired that he would give a substantial reward for information that would lead to the arrest of the culprits. HAPPENINGS IN THEJAGIC CITY After Twenty Years of Con tinuous Service Wesley Ad kins Closes Livery. TAKES TO AUTOMOBIUNQ After twenty years of active asso ciation in the transfer and livery bus iness, Wesley Adkins, local business man, will close out the transfer end of his business this week and devote himself exclusively to an automobile agency and livery. A public auction presided over by local men who have watched the company grow from its infancy will be held next Saturday. The Adkins livery has long been one of the largest in Greater Omaha. It comprises an ownership of seventy horses for dray and driving purposes alone, besides a large amount of liv ery equipment. The livery stable, now a brown stone front in the heart of the business district at Twenty fourth and N streets, was one of the earliest business houses on the South Side. I. C. Gallup of the local horse and mule firm will be auctioneer. Mr. Gallup and Mr. Adkins have been associated as coworkers in the build ing up of South Omaha practically during its entire history. Attending the closing out of the livery business the owners announce considerable improvements in the building which take into considera tion an expenditure of many thou sands of dollars. A 'good part of these improvements have already been finished. Prye Elected President. A. H. Frye, boss of the restaurant in the Stock exchange, was elected president of the Stock Yards Relief association at a meeting held last Friday. The meeting was attended by a majority of the members of the exchange. The object is to pay off sick and death benefits. Other offi cers elected were: Fred Shearer, vice president; Earl Walz, secretary and treasurer; W. B. Fitzgerald. Orrin Bruce, C. R. Richardson and J. Wetzel, directors. Deaths and Funerals. The funeral of Charles Kitchen, 43, who died Friday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rambo, 4227 South Twentieth street, was held yes terday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Brewer chapel. Rev. J. G. Alber con ducted the services and interment was made, in the Graceland Park cemetery. J. H. Hendricks, 38, 1519 Berty ave nue, who died Saturday afternoon at his home, will be buried Tuesday aft ernoon at 4 o'clock. Services will be held at that hour at the Brewer chapel, with Rev. C. C. Wilson offi ciating. Burial will be in the Grace land Park cemetery. Klein Has Party. On the occasion of his thirty-fifth birthday, friends of Ike Klein, local business man, entertained him at a party at his home, 4421 South Nine teenth street, Friday evening. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Jake Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Klein, Mr. and Mrs. Dace Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Banger, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Cohn and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cohn and family, Mr. and Mrs. Max Cohn and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Krasrjc of Council Bluffs, M. Stein berg, TDave Klein, Misses Bettie and Eva Cohn. Police After Forgers. E. V. Lorig, 2210 N street, is out $875 for cashing a bogus check writ ten on a local bank by one John Cich. The latter entered his store on Feb ruary 18 and buying some articles, presented the check. Saturday, when the proprietor went to cash the ne gotiable paper, he found it worth nothing. Police are also on the lookout for a man who attempted to cash a forged check at the Henry Stanek drug store, Twenty-fourth and L streets. An accurate description of both men is in the hands of the police. Jndre nfadden oanettred. two alleged keav era of disorder!? housee rounded up thta morning". Frank Karrla, an alleied keeper, waa fined $49 and coete, and Hattle Croea way, another, SM and eoata. Both war oolored. Tba Omaha Lincoln Rallwav and Light ing company reported that their llnea wait of Ralston ware torn, down Sunday and 1.000 feet af oopper wire taken. Mr. Har denbrook, apaelal officer for the company, reported the raid. Charlaa Oaffery, 4107 South Twenty-third street, broufht Into the polloa atatlon late Saturday nlfht In a etate of delirium, waa found to have a badly epralned knee thle mornlns. He waa attended by Dr. Beta and removed to the South Side hoepttaL Pari Bradfleld, colored. Identified aa the man wbo Inflicted eerloua knlfa wounda on the left ear and cheek of Earl Rlfflna, also colored, at Twenty-fifth and M atreete, Sat urday nliht, waa arralsned In police ourt thla mornlnc. J. W. Arnold of the Oreer hotel eaw the cutting and waa called In to teatlty. Made City Oooela, A aafa plaoe to trade at Phlllra Dept Store, Slth and O Sta., South Side. For Rent Stores, houeea, cottafes and flata. SOUTH OMAHA INVESTMENT CO, Harry Qrleet of Laramie, Wyo., who la a brmkeman for the Union Pacific, la with hie Wife vialtlng at the home of hla father, M. W. Qrleet, 4822 South Fifteenth atreet. FIRE INSURANCE, choice of 11 leading companlea; prompt service, lowest rates. SOUTH OMAHA INVESTMENT CO. Evsry purchaae guaranteed aa repreaented at Phlllpra Dept. Store. Twenty-fourth and O streets, South Side. Advertisement. Grand Jury Indicts Jacobson for Perjury An indictment by the grand jury hefnre it arlimirneri otiirHav nnnm was that of Charles Jacobson on a cnarge ot perjury. He Is alleged to have given false testimony in a recent court case. BRITISH CONTINUE ADVANCEJN FRANCE Take Additional Ground From Germans in the Ancre River Region, SEIZE VILLAGE OF SERRE (Br Aaaeeiatad Prase.) ' The British troops in the Ancre re gion of France are reported by the London war office to have taken addi tional ground from the Germans, in cluding the village of Serre and sev eral important points farther east. In these operations, although they were carried on over a wide front, only small bodies of troops were en gaged and only slight opposition was met, but they are indicative of the plan of the British to continue their steady raiding in preparation for the more .extensive movement In the spring. Another Raid by British. Another raid was carried out hy the British east of Vlerstraat, Bel gium. Here, on a front of 500 yards, the British entered the German trenches, inflicting heavy casualties on the occupants, destroyed dugouts and other works and took fifty-five pris oners. The Germans near Ypres invaded British trenches under cover of a heavy bombardment, but later were ejected. Bombardments continue on the remainder of the front held by the French. Isolated battles have taken place on the eastern front from northwestern Russia to the Carpathians, but neither of the belligerents has obtained any marked advantages. Small engage ments also have been fought in Rou mania, but the situation there re mains unchanged. Austrian! Are Repulsed. In the Austro-Italian theater, the Austrians essayed infantry attacks at several points, but everywhere they I Cole j Indianapolis, U. S. A. were repulsed, according to Rome. Artillery duels continue all along this front. A belated British official communi cation dealing with the fighting along the Tigris river shows that in addi tion to having occupied Turkish trenches over a front of nearly 2,000 yards in the Sannaiyat region last week, the British troops also were able to cross to the left bank of the Tigris in the Shumran bend west of Kut-El-Ainara. Minister Believes "Second Coming" Is Not Very Far Away "The popular idea that 'death is cer tain' is wrong," said Rev. Alonzo A. de Larme, pastor of the First Baptist church in his sermon last evening on "The Second Coming of Christ." "Death is not at all certain. It may be that most of the people now liv ing on the earth will never die. For, it is written in the scriptures that those who are alive at tne time of Christ's second coming will he caught up together with Him in the clouds. "Of course, most people don't ex pect that second coming yet. But why should it not come now? In fact, the signs point to its nearness. It is prophesied that Christ shall come without any warning. His second coming will be sudden and a surprise just like the tornado was to Omaha and the earthquake to San Francisco. It will all happen in the twinkling ot an eye. "He might come tonight or tomor row." Pensions and Postmasters. Washing-ton, Feb. 119. (Special Telegram.) Nebraska penelone granted: Annie C Kan ford, Fairfield, 111; Minnie M. Dearoff, Harvard, 112; Florence M. Dew, Teoumeeh, 111. Poetrnaaters appointed: Iowa: Boyer, Crawford county, Charley B. Peterson, vice C. 8. Johnson, resigned; ptagnnal, Ringgold county, Burdette Hereom, vice Edna K. Brown, removed; Holmes, Wright county, Arthur B. Wampler, vice M. O. Weeks, re signed. South Dakota: Hoemer, Edmunds county, John M. Schoch, vice E. A. Geeelln, resigned. Wyoming: Otto, Big Horn county, Joseph 8. Erlckeon, vice Alroy Sprague, removed. See the Toursedan, One of the Newest Cole Creations, on Display at the Automobile Show Prices Saren Peeler Cole.Sprtagn.U Toeaeadaa, , . $229S Pons Peiesai Cala-Sprtngueld Toiuooupe, , , , 2293 Sara. PasMngar Cola Eight Touring Car, , , . li95 Tom Faeeenfjef Col. Eight Roadriel $1695 Price I. a. h. tseeery MOSE HOWARD DIES; PIONEER JEBRASKAN One of Earliest Comers to Cornhnsker State and Live Stock Man Expires. AGED SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS Mose Howard, i anger of '83, among the first commission men to put their trust in the Omaha yards, died sud denly Sunday morning at 12:50 o'clock at his home, 37.10 South Twenty fourth street. He was 75 years old. Death was due to complications aris ing from pneumonia and heart trou ble. Mr. Howard was one of the earliest comers to Nebraska. He settled in Valentine in the early seventies and was in charge of the government land office on the Rosebud Indian reser vation until his removal to South Omaha thirty yearj ago. In the thirty years past Mr. Howard has been connected with the Great Western Commission company, of which he was one of the early pro motors. He was active in business until three days before death. Thurs day morning he suffered a slight cold which developed into pneumonia. He was not taken abed, howevtr, until Saturday afternoon. The following morning he became rapidly worse and death followed soon. The pioneer was born in James town, Mo. He organized the North western Roundup three years ago. At the meeting held in Valentine were gathered 114 rangers of 1883 and be fore, coming from all parts of the country. Howard was elected secre tary and has served in this capacity ever since. Mary C. Howard, his widow, and four children, two sons an ( two daughters, survive. They are Bessie and Ruth and William and Morris. Morris is a student of Creighton Medical college and his brother is in business in the sheep division of the yards. One of the daughters is a school teacher and the other is a librarian at the public library. The funercl will be held Wednes day morning at ? o'clock. Home serv ices will be held at the home at 8:30 o'clock and church services a half hour later at St. Bridget's church. Burial will I. in the Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Callaway Criticises American Soldier as A Violator of Laws Boston, Mass., Feb. 26. Opposing a declaration of war against Ger many, Congressman Oscar Callaway of Texas, at a mass meeting today, criticised the American soldier as a violator of civilized laws. "The army never acts in accordance with law," he said. "Do you remember Sherman's march to the sea, when he burned Atlanta and violated every law of civilization ? His answer to crtics was 'war is hell.' "If we go into war now, our soldiers HERE IS ONE THING THAT IS ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE Rheumatism Has Never Been Cured by Liniments or Lotions, and Never Will Be. You never knew of Rheumatism that moat painful source of suffering being cured by liniments, lotions or other external applications And you will never see anything but temporary relief afforded by such makeshifts. But why be satisfied with temporary relief from the pangs of pain which are sure to return with increased se verity, when there is permanent re lief within your reach? Science lias proven that Rheumatism is a disor dered condition of the blood. 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