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THE BEE: OMAHA,. MONDAY, MARCH 12, 1917.
LINCOLN MAN BDYS FARNAMPROPERTY Building at Twelfth and Far nam Streets Brings Higher Price Under Hammer. riBST DEAL UNAPPROVED Rets Wilkinson, young insurance nun of Lincoln, Saturday bought the National Fidelity and Caiualty com pany building at the southwest cor ner of Twelfth and Farnam street! under the hammer (or $65,250. The property has a sixty-six-foot frontage on Farnam street, which makes the price just a trifle less than $1,000 a front foot - Mr. Wilkinson says he will merely hold the building as an investment Wilkinson is only 31 years old, but seems to have had some idea of the value of Omaha real estate, for he came to Omaha for the sale equipped with the necessary money to make nil -first payment, also bringing his attorney, Foster, who was to assist in the legal features of the transac tion. On Other Bidder. The only other bidder in the auc tion was David Cole, who opened the bidding with an offer of $57,500. Mr. Cole went as high as $65,000 and then he auction was conducted by A. E. Agee, representing the State In surance board. This building was previously sold under the hammer some months ago, but the state board refused to sanction the sale because it was shown that a previous bid on the property was higher than the price it brought at the sale. This building has steadily been listed in the assets of the National Fidelity people's accounts and with the state board at $185,000. , In the previous auction sale, which was not confirmed by the board, the property only brought $41,000 in. round numbers. COUNCIL BLUFFS 'BUSINESS CENTER SWEPT BY FIRE i. (Coatunw' froa Flnt rata.) muehlen. Second floor, F. J. Schnorr, realty; Spencer Smith, realty, and roomers, Mrs. Mary Gilmore, Mrs. Kate ePtersen, Miss Fern Chester and Miss Norma Stratton. Third floor, Dr. M. E. O'Keefe, office and room, 'also Till Dahle, E. N. Pickard, P. B. Petersen, .Peter Swanson ond G. E. Evans. ' Maurer Block First floor, North western and Union Pacific ticket of fice. Second floor, Boyer Adjusting company, W. H. Schura and Academy of Music, Mrs. Mary Mordeson (room). Estimat on Losses. An attempt to compute the losses yesterday indicated that the total will exceed $200,000 and the insurance will not approximate more than half the losses. The walls of the Sapp and Wickham buildings are apparently un injured. Wickham estimates the dam age to the Sapp block at about $30, 000, with insurance of $28,000 and cbout $40,000 to the Wickham block with insurance of only about $10,000. Maurer places bis loss on the build ins at about $22,000 with insurance of $13,500. The Kresge company's loss is placed at $40,000 by the local man ager, but cannot be determined until the auditing is finished at the head quarters in Detroit The loss is well protected by insurance. Gunnoude & Zurmuehlen place their loss at $18,. 000 with about half the amount of in surance. - - Nothing but the bank fixtures and furniture was lost by the Commercial National bank, and Cashier Konig marcher said that it would not greatly exceed $2,000. Before 5 o'clock yes : terday morning President C E. Price ' and Cashier Konigmacber had leased the cast room in the old Dohany the ater building and announced that the bank would open for business at the usual hour thia morning. The vaults were opened yesterday and everything found to be intact. Ciuia of Fir Unknown. W. B. Richards, general agent of the Northwestern and Union Pacific, placed tne loss, exclusive ot the tickets, at between $5,000 and $10,000. The furniture was all solid mahogany and cost $5,000 when installed three or four yeara ago. Everything in the office was a total loss, including stocks of costly advertising matter. Two hours after the fire was out Mr. Richards had secured temporary of fice quarters with the Western Union Telegraph company at 12 Pearl street, ind will also be ready for business hismornina. Several insurance adjusters viewed he Beno stock yesterday and said he loss might be anywhere trom $2,000 to $50,000. The whole building was filled with dense volumes of imoke for hours, but so well were all the goods protected that only mini mum damage coma result Losses of the tenants occupying of. ices are toUl and will amount to a arge sum. Dr. Hamilton places his loss ot dental instruments ana sup. plies at $1,000 and several others were equally heavy losers. Six real estate ind insurance agents, Schurz, Boyer, Casady, bchnorr, Johnson ana Lemon, confessed with some chagrin yester day that none of them carried insur ance on their office property. The telephone company lost about $1,000 in telephones ana fixtures. The attempt to ascertain the origin nf the fire was unavailing yesterday. The boiler room is outside the build ' ing underneath the sidewalk. No rub bish or inflammable material was near the stiirwav or elevator shaft The fires were banked at 9 and the build ing closed and locked and the lights urned on at iu o ciock. Tony Denier, Humpty Dumpty Clown, Is Killed in Fal Kingston, N. Y, March 1L Fam ous for forty years as the origi nal "humpty dumpty" clown, Tony Denier died here today from fall on an icy sidewalk. He was 78 years old and has been an inmate of the alms house since June. He retired as a clown eight years ago. Care Vnr Mat Dr. King's Nv Wacowf will ears rw II Is MIlMplls an Mathlat. kills lit SONS OF VETERANS ARE MUSTERED IN Impressive Ceremonies Held When Officers Muster in The Lincoln Camp. CAME FIEE FOLLOWS (From a Staff Correspondent.) Lincoln, March 11. (Special.) A large and patriotic gathering was held in the Grand Army hall here last night, when department and di vision officers of the Grand ' Army and Sons of Veterans met under the direction of the Lincoln camp of the latter organization, udder the com mand of State Auditor W. H. Smith, who besides being commander of the local camp is junior division com mander of the state organizaiton. The occasion was the mustering in of the Lincoln camp of Governor Neville. Conducted By Hague. . The ceremonies were conducted by Division Commander L. W. Hague, Minden; assisted by E, E. Ridgway, Omaha, as senior vice commander; W. A. Fetterman, Lincoln, as junior vice commander, and P. A. Barrows, Lincoln, as patriotic instructor. The ceremonies by those present as the most impressive along patriotic lines of any they had ever observed. At the close of the exercises a camp fire was held, Commander L. E. Hague in charge and speeches were made by Commnader Stewart, Gov ernor Neville, Senator Chappell, W. A. Delzell and the other recruits and also by Colonel Tom Majors, Past Department Commanders Hoagland, North Platte, and Lett; Past Divis ion Commanders A. C. Boone, Colum bus; P. A. Barrows, Lincoln) Senior Vice Division Commander Overman, Bennett; Junior Vice Division Com mander Smith, Lincoln, and several other prominent veterans and sons of veterans of the state. Woud Pay Far. A resolution was adopted urging the legislature to vote the $20,000 ap propriation for the payment of the railroad fare of the veterans to the fiftieth anniversary of the battle of Vicksburg. DEMOCRATS SEE 1 ANINWF POWER (Continued from lint Fete.) made the laughing stock of the coun try, the republican minority will be patriotic enough to atep in and save the legislature, democratic though it may be, from going home in disgrace. so tar the republican minority has not attempted to pull off anything. The republican members have simply set back and voted with the idea that it waa the only thing to do. From a political standpoint it has not been necessary for the republican minority to pun ott anything in order to put the democratic majority in the hole. They have been putting themselves in the hole so fast that even the repub lican oil can has not had to be used to make the democratic eliding easier or quicker. But from now on it is expected that politics will be worked to the finish. The. democrats are beginning to see that they have simply accomplished nothing. Less than a dozen bills have gone to the governor for his approval or disspproval. Something will have to be done and In the hurry and akurry of the closing days it is possible tnat one or two important bills may get through either by mis take or by republican votes. The democratic party in the Ne braska legislature is making history and not of a kind which ia nivinsr them mucn joy. un the other hand they are looking into the future with gloom and with little hope of continued power. Aged Han Drop Dead. trii. v.ki if i. it c eial Telegram.) A, B. Coe, aged 68 yeara old, dropped dead Saturday morning in the door ward at the home of F. J. Ellsbury, north of here. He arrived Fridya fro amn all win ters visit at Chicago and had just called on his nearest neighbor. It is ' presumed the excitement due to his return to the home place, to gether with the exertion of a short walk ,waa too great for his weakened heart. Ht Finds "KonrJon's" on th Job. Don't try to Vfork with your head all stuffed up. A tub ot genuine Koodon'a Catarrhal Jelly will mak you clear as a bell 60 million Intelligent American have used Koodon'a lor cold-ln-head or nasal catarrh. Some druggists offer yott com plimentary trial cans. All druggists offer 25 cent tube with th understanding that If the first tub doe not do yon dollar worth of rood, you can get your quarter back from Koodoo' Catarrhal Jelly, Minneapolis, Minn. ALLIES MISJUDGE TEUTON CONDITION Field Marshal Hoetzendorf Says Countries Not on Verge of Collapse. WHY PEACE OFFEE MADE Austra-Hungarian Greater Head quarters, Feb. 27. (Via Vienna and Berlin, by Wireless taThe Associated Press, Via Tuckerton, N. J, March 10.) "Our enemies have made two cardinal mistakes in this war," said Field Marshal Baron Conrad von Hoetzendorf, chief of general staff of the Austro-Hungarian army to The Associated Press today. "The first mistake was that they be lieved that the races forming the Austro-Hungarian monarchy would fall asunder at the war's outbreak. The second was when, a few weeks ago, they failed to accept our peace offer, interpreting this evidently as a sign that the water was well up to our chins, in other words, that militarily and' economically we were on the verge of collapse. - "No greater mistakes ever were made. That the central powers made a peace offer was due alone to the joint desire to end the senseless butchering and the destruction of everything that centuries of civiliza tion have given to fcurope. 1 will say here that to end this war was and is the keenest desire of our emperor, our commander-in-chief, who, in some thirty-two months of experience at our fronts knows every side of the war." . ' Bootlegger Swears Gill Took the $4,000 Like Box of Matches Seattle. Wash.. March 11. "Mayor Gill didn't say 'thank you.' He just picked, up the $4,000 roll of bills like a box of matches," testified Logan Billingsley, chief witness for the United States in the so-called liquor graft trials, when cross-examined to day concerning his alleged payment on August 30 last to Mayor Hiram C. Gill for protection ot uuungsiey s liquor business. Mayor Gill, Chief of Police Charles L. Beckingham, former Sheriff Robert T. Hodge and four city detectives are on trial in federal court, charged with conspiracy to violate the federal laws by importing liquor into the state. Counsel for Gill asked him how he came to pass the money to Gill on such short acquaintance Billingsley having sworn that he had never met Gill until the day of the alleged bribery. The witness replied: "I'm a pretty good authority on how to give a man money. I have had a good deal of experience." "Didn't you ask the mayor for a receipt?" asked Gill's counsel. "I have never given nor taken a receipt in matters of this kind," re olied Billinnsley. When taken to task for bribing po licemen, Billingsley answered:'' "You don't have to ask them to take money; they come to you. Will Not Permit Hanging On Roof of Postoffice Washington, March 11. Treasury department officials today declined to permit the custodian of public build ings at Spokane to use the roof of the federal building there as a loca tion for a scaffold for the execution of Edward Mayberry, sentenced to die March 20 by the federal court Capital punishment being torbionen in Washington, a federal reservation is the only place where the man can be executed. The request had been referred to the attorney general, but' today without waiting to hear from the Department of Justice, Acting Secretary Newton 'absolutely de clined to grant the authority request ed, on humanitarian grounds. . Big Shipyard Will Be Built On the Delaware .Philadelphia, Pa., March 11. A shipyard "equal to any in the United States" will be built on the. Delaware river, immediately below the mouth of the Schuylkill river, according to an announcement tonight by the Fort Mifflin Ship Building company, re cently organized, with a capital of $10,000,000. One hundred and sixty acres ot river tront property nave been acquired. United Commercial . . Travelers Pick Officers Council No. 118, Omaha United Commercial Travelers, met at the Swedish Auditorium Saturday eve ning and elected the following offi cers: J. Howard Martin, past coun selor; D. F. O'Brien, senior counselor; L. Jay, secretary-treasurer; Charles E. Allen, junior counselor; L. P. Rob ers, conductor; Charles Fink, page; J. F. Marshall, sentinel; J. W. Mar tin. W. A. Watt. I. W. Pooe and Jack West, delegates ot grand council. Kills Himself After He ; , Had Made Good Shortage Kansas Citv. March 11. With the discovery todaj in a hotel room of the body of Frederick Oberhelman, 45 years old, former paying teller of the Security National bank of this city, it was revealed by officials of the bank. that a shortage ot "pZS.Ui found in the teller's accounts after he disap peared February 23, had been made good by Uberhelman because. ot a troubled conscience before he shot himself. Buy From These Omaha Firm WOOL SOAP For Toilet and Bath Ask Your Grocer SWIFT & COMPaANY YTnNEMIS . U Jags Mean EST AGS V Bemis Omaha Bag Co. Moving, Packin SMiti, Shlpptaf Phono Douglas 394. INSURES SATISFACTION Fireproof Storehouse EnJjrjBletlOMbjnftJDwenport. Vault, Cesspools and Grease Traps Cleaned At Ordinance Bates or by contract " Tel. Douglas 1387; The Gty Garbage Co. Manure and Ashes Removed Of fie, 12th and Paul Sts ' OMAHA. NEB. AMERICAN LETTER & ADVERTISING CO. Letters . , Multigraphecl Use Our Phone .Douglas 4126 614 Bee Bldg. Omaha. PEOPLE'S ICE & COLD STORAGE COMPANY 7 Manufacturers of Distilled "Water Ice .-i,: 350 Tons Daily Capacity Telephone Douglas 50 Telephone Douglas 6967 ; Western Heating and 'Plumbing Co., Jo Johnston, Proprietor HEATING and PLUMBING SANITARY ENGINEERS 1810 St Mary's At- OMAHA, NEB. SAVE 25 PER CENT Of Fuel Cost Let Us Solve Your Heating Troubles Economy Vapor Heating Company, Douglas 5060. ID) EDUCATORS OF U. S. RESTORE LODYAIN , ' 1 American Institutions Will Take Responsibility of Rebuilding School. WORD COMES BY CARVER New York, March 11. The Uni versity of Louvain, damaged by fire and bombardment when the city was taken by the Germans in the early days of the war, is to be restored through the efforts of American edu cational institutions, it was learned here today upon the arrival from France and England on the Steamship Adriatic of Clifford N. Carver, for mer secretary to Amabassador Page at London and later secretary to Colonel E. M. House on bis last trip to Europe. Omaha Races to New Records and All Men Call Her a Sure Winner With fifty-six new industries enter ing the 'field in Omaha during the last year in a manufacturing way, and with more in process of negotia tion all the time, there is every like lihood that Omaha will thia year sur pass all former records in the out put of its factories. Already since the first of the year ten or a dozen new industries have either located here or have definitely closed negotiations for locations here. This, together with those which be gan business here last year, and to gether with the ever-increased value put on the products, ' will tend to swell very materially the total money value of the manufactured output of Omaha concerns in 1917. In 1912 the factory output of Omaha totaled $187,673,466. . In 1916, just a half decade later, the factory output was $268,057,715. . ; This reveals a gain of nearly 43 per cent in the brief space of five yeaits. The figures on factory production in Omaha for these five years are TAFT'S DENTAL ROOMS NEW LOCATION 318 Rose Building 16th and Farnam St. Douglas 2186. MO? i) 'if. i Why Not Install a GAS WATER HEATER? OMAHA GAS CO. 1509 Howard St Use HY-TEX BRICK Made in Omaha by Hydraulic Press Brick Company W. O. W. BLDG. V A C U U M ECLIPSE ELECTRIG LEANERS Sweep and Clean at th . same time. . Strong vacuum, positive gear-driven brush. -Practical, efficient and durable. Guaranteed. Ask your Dealer, or U. S. SALES CO., Factory Agaats S77 Braaaala BulMini. Osaka. ALL GROCERS LCTOT COMJM. FwaWeBS, OMAHA. Pa i Du. ! ar Walaal IM Legislature Would Know of , Superior Bank Receivership (From a Staff Corrtpondnt) , Lincoln. March 11. (Special.) Representative Swanson introduced the following resolution this after noon in the house and the same was adopted: Whenaa, Th Tint National bank of Su perior failed March the 6th. 19H. Whareu, The reaervo fundi of tht First State Savings bank of Superior were de posited In th defunct National bank, forc ing the aald Saving bank to auapend bual neu, and Whereat, The itate banklnr department drew out of the guarantee fund IM.S26.17 with which to reimburse the depositors, not a cent of which hu been returned to aald fund, therefore be It Revolved, That th itate bank ins; depart ment be and la hereby requested to cubmtt to this house Information concerning- the present status of the affaire of th afore said defunct Savings bank, the amount re covered from the securities held by said bank, th toUl cost of receivership Includ ing attorneys fees and alt other expenses to date, -the time when th money collected may be expected to be returned Into the guarantee fund and the probable amount which will thus be returned, Be It further Resolved, That the elerk be Instructed to transcribe and deliver a copy of these reso lutions to said state banking department. interesting, both from' the total vol ume of gain and from the steadiness with which this gain was made from year to year, each succeeding year outdistancing the preceding. ' By way of comparison the' figures for these five years are. given here: 1912. .$187,673,466 1914..$196,312,527 1913.. 193,385,671 "1915.: 213,643,059 ! . . -1916.. 268,057,715 ' It has been interesting to note the gain , made in certain lines of manu facture in' Omaha, and the growth Omaha has made in the last five years as a center for certain lines of produc tion. In butter, for example, Omaha leaped from a $5,000,000 butter center to considerably over a $10,000,000 butter-producing center. All this in five years, or a gain of over 100 per cent in volume. In no other industry of such im portance' did Omaha march to the front with such mighty strides in the five years as it did thus in butter, putting itself in the lead of all but-ter-producing centers in the world. R 93k CM Crnwaa. . . -- .14.00 Bridga Work, per tooth. .. .$4.00 Bast PUtas, 95.00, SS.OQ, S1U.UO McKENNE Y Dentists 1324 Farnam. Phons Doiy. 2872. WASTE PAPER IS MONEY Save It Don't Burn It We Buy It Omaha Paper Stock Co., Office 'and Warehouse 18th and Marey St.' Phone Deug. 159. Omaha, Nab. D. 4500 D. 4500 SAFETY FIRST Merchants Taxi Company JACK HURLEY, Proprietor HIGH GRADE Hardwood Flooring Omaha Hardwood Lumber Company. . Douglas 1587 Yards, 13th and California. FIRE DOORS SHUTTERS FIRE ESCAPES Omaha Central Iron Works, Deng. 490. 10th aad Dadga Sta. JDRY DONATES TO ADMIHED THIEF Youth Who "Got Even" With Deadbeat Employer Is Ac ' quitted in Court. RECIPIENT OF COLLECTION Denver, Colo., March 11. Al though he admitted he stole a quant ity of clothing and a razor from a former employer to get even with him fbr refusing to pay his wages, a jury in the West Side court, found W. G. Schaer, 18 years old, not guilty and then took up a collection and presented the boy with $8. He was charged with petit larceny. Labor Leader 111. Bloomlngton, 111.. March 11. John D, Lennon, labor leader and treasurer ot the American Federation of Labor, la critically 111 here, lie underwent an operation last wee. Ride a Harley-Davidson . VICTOR H.R00S The Motorcycle Man . 2703 Leavenworth St., Omaha. Phone Harney 2406. National Printing Company Printers Publishers Binders Printers of Everything In All Languages. NATIONAL' BUILDING, 12th and Harney Sts Omaha. A Self-Locking, Air-Tight, Water and Vermin-Proof , GRAVE TOMB Either Marble or Concrete Construction ... For illustrated educational book let call or address American Sar cophagus Co. Home Office: Omaha, Neb. Paxton Block, Phone Tylar 183. W Mak Engraved Printing Plata . That Print Phone Tylar 1000 Bee Publishing Co. Omaha A WORLD POWER Wherever commerce goes march ing on you will find the Electric Motor turning the wheels of in dustry, constantly, quietly and ef ficiently. Electric Power is Dependable - and Economical. Omaha Electric Light & Power Co. BOILERS SMOKESTACKS Drake, Williams, Mount : , Company, 23d and Hickory and U. P. R. R. Phone Douglas 1043 . Ozy-Acetylene Welding STANDP1PES -" TANKS WHITE PINE SASH DOORS ' FRAMES and - WJNDOW SCREENS Manufactured in Oma ha by JENSEN & JEN SEN, 43d and Charles Sta. Walnut 1058. WHITE PINE FROM OLD.V 1 S lTWO IN ONE! :! WOLCArtlZlfW CO! 5 0BEE 0 'i nmi . All russliti.-Advrtlsmnt.