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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1917.
t STATE RESTS CASE AGAINSTKOHIBERC Defense Takes Up Actions of Defendant On Night of the Movie Theater fire. POLICEMAN ON THE STAND The case of Joseph Kohlberg, pro prietor of "The Farnam," moving pic lure theater at 1415 Farnam street, on trial in Judge Sears' court on a charge of arson, probably will not go to the jury before next week. The state rested Thursday afternoon, a host of witnesses for the defense tes tifying Friday morning. Chief Deputy County Attorney Ab bott, who is prosecuting the case, and Benjamin S. Baker, chief coun sel for Kohlberg, went to the legal mat for a two hours' argument fol lowing a motion by the latter that the court direct the jury to return a verdict for the defendant on the ground that the indictment and the evidence were insufficient. Mr. Baker argued that whereas the theater property was in the name of Kohlberg, the insurance policies were in both his name and that of his wife, Anna Kohlberg, who has been with her husband throughout the trial. Wanted Insurance. The grand jury indictment charges Kohlberg with having attempted to collect $6,000 in insurance on theater fixtures valued at $2,000. "The Farnam" was gutted by a fire that broke out on the night of February 1. A more recent blare for a time threatened a Chinese restaurant up stairs over the theater. Judge Sears overruled the motion of Kohlberg's attorney. Witnesses who testified on behalf of the state just before the county attorney's office rested its case were Paul E. Walsh, an insurance man, and E. M. Bowerman and C. F. Schartow, the latter a moving picture man with whom Kohlberg had dealings. Testimony was introduced purport ing to show Kohlberg's movements on the night of the fire. His wife testified that he came home early be cause of the fact that her mother was ill at their home. Police Sergeant Russell said that he saw Kohlberg on a street car about 11 o'clock on the night of the fire. Izzy Fielder, a rela tive of the Kohlbergs, and Jeanette Friedman testified that they rode home with Kohlberg on the street car. Livingston Too Weak to Undergo an Operation Robert Livingston, 4501 Grant street, who was taken to St. Joseph's hospital Wednesday with badly frozen feet, has not been able to undergo an operation as yet for the removal of his feet He was attended by Dr. Nelson of Walnut Hill, who said that, besides the frozen feet, Living ston was a very sick man, who re ceived every possible attention, but in spite of this gangrene set in. WOMAN TAKES CHARGE AS ADVERTISING MANAGES. MISS MARY jE. STURGEON. A new advertising manager, or, rather, manageress, has joined the top ranks in Omaha. Mary E. Sturgeon, formerly first assistant advertising manager of the Burgess-Nash company, has recently taken charge of the advertising and mail order departments of the Ben-; son-Thome company. This is a new phase in the Omaha advertising field, although many women are engaged in this line of work on the Pacific coast. Miss Stur geoi. has the advantage of a strong foundation experience gained with one of the largest and most well known stores in the middle west and this will enable her to incorporate many new and distinctive ideas in her written merchandising. Patriotic Luncheon is Held at University Club No place for slackers, pacifists or peace propagandists was the Univer sity club at noon, when a patriotic luncheon was served to some 200 or more of Omaha's prominent business men in whom the fire of patriotism burns intensely. Nelson H. Loomis was the princi pal speaker following the luncheon, He pointed out the seriousness of the international situation at the present time and How the existence of the United States depends upon the pa triotism of its citizens. Judge Wil liam D. McHugh, presiding, empha sized the importance of patriotism and the importance of preparedness. Following the speaking General ueorge ri. Harries submitted resolu tions upholding the president in the stand he has taken in the current crisis and assuring him of the support of the people of Nebraska in any turtner steps ne may ,take. I he res olutions were passed and will be dis patched to the president. THE PALACE STORE'S FIRST SALE OF Spring Suits tor Alert ana Young men This is a Sale of $10 Suit Wonders! The very newest Spring Brut styles, and guaranteed quality new Spring Fabrics that you'd never expect to see in Suits any where near , this price. The special Window Display shows some of them. NEW BELTED IDEAS II The real things In Young- Fellows styles for U Spring-; also College styles and Men's perfect, new w Spring fashions; the values are simply beyond com- pari son. This great sale starts tomorrow and ends next Friday. mk Hand-Tailored Spring Salts Far Men aad Yeunn; Men II Th. pick of th land! Elegant, new Spring II trie, and pure wool Sprlns fabric!, In a variety too bis; and beautiful for any description. Q $12.50, $15, $16 50, q $18, $20, $22.50, $25 fi PROPERTY OWNERS FIGHTORDIMNCE Fifteen Freeholders Begin Suit Against City to Prevent Con demnation Work. NEW BOULEVARD CAUSE Fifteen owners of real estate are suing the city in district court on an (appeal from the new boulevard ordi nance passed by the council a month ago. The case is brought by John Smith et al. The petitioners allege that on Feb ruary 7 the city council condemned certain property, adjacent to holdings of the plaintiffs, for boulevard pur poses and awarded damages in the sum of $32,999. Following the assess ing of the property by the city coun cil, acting as the board of equaliza tion, the property owners, so they as sert, protested against the assessment and a boulevard tax. The protests were overruled and the assessment made. Say is Unconstitutional. That the levy and assessment is in violation of the fourteenth amendment to the constitution of the United States in that, the plaintiffs allege, it would deprive them of their property without due process of law, is as serted. The property owners also set forth that the levy and assessment is in violation of the constitution of Ne braska, in that it is not proportionate to the extent of the benefits. They further declare that the levy is ex cessive and exorbitant and so pro hibitive in many instances as to amount to confiscation of property ithout compensation. Smith and the other property own ers ask that the levy be set aside and that the court determine whether or not any of the properties will be bene fited by the proposed improvements. They also seek to have the levy re duced to the extent of the special benefit, if any. They would restrain the city from collecting any levy, tax or assess ment against their properties until the case is settled. Evening "Mess" to Be Held By Citizen-Soldiers Here An evening "mess" Saturday at 6:30 at the Hotel Loyal is planned for .11 Nebraskans who have ever attended a citizens' military training camp. The call which has gone out is desig nated as a "Military Training Camp Mess Call." Ray Gould is one of the enthusiasts. R. H. Van Kessel is an other. Activities are to be started at once for the 1917 camps. Service uniforms will be worn at the "mess." Law rence Brinker, Captain McKinley, Major Chandler and Colonel Bing ham are to be present to give the men the benefit of their experiences and ideas. Persistent Advertising Is the Road to Success. OFFICER ASKWITH SUSPENDED MONTH Policeman Caught Drinking on Duty Laid Off for Thirty Days Without Pay. HE BOARDS WATER WAGON Heading guilty before the city council on a charge of drinking in toxicants at 9 p. m. in a place up stairs of 724 South Sixteenth, while on duty and in uniform, Patrolman Harry S. Askwith was penalized thirty days without pay, from March 15. The charges were filed by Chief of Police Dunn and the penally imposed was recommended by Superintendent Kugcl of the police department. Ask with briefly admitted the charge and promised to refrain from infraction of the rules in the future. The chief attested to his previous good record. this patrolman hase neen in tne service I wo years and four months, and on the day before his breach of conduct was recommended by the chief of police for a place on the morals squad. Must Control Air as Well as Land. New York, March 23 Command of the sea and command of the land are worthless without command of the air, said Rear Admiral Robert E. Petry today in an address here un der the auspices of the National Spe cial Aid society. Tl IjUAUKiyC Mill UUlICO Good for Everybody Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin a Safe and Efficient Fam ily Remedy Every member of the family is more or less subject to constipation and every home should always be supplied with a dependable remedy to promptly relieve this condition. Whenever the bowels become dogged and the natural process of elimination thereby disturbed, the en tire system is affected and readily subject to attack by disease. Con stipation is a condition that should never be neglected. Mrs. E. R. Gilbert of Millbro, Va says that Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pep sin is a splendid laxative for chil dren because they like its pleasant taste, and it acts so easily and natur ally, without griping or strain, and she finds it equally effective for the rest of the family. Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is a combination of simple laxative herbs with pepsin that contains no opiate or narcotic drug. It is mild and gen tle in its action and does not cause pain or discomfort Druggists every where sell this excellent remedy for fifty cents a bottle. To avoid imitations and ineffective? substitutes be sure you get Dr. Cald well's Syrup Pepsin. See that a fac simile of Dr. Caldwell's signa'ure and his portrait appear on the yellow car ton in which th. bottle is packed. A trial bottle, free . f charge, can be ob tained by writing to Dt. W. B. Cald ....ii acc i7.i.: ... c. :..it UJ , aSlllllglUll l., IVIUIILUCMU, Illinois. Give Your Want-Ad a Chance-Run it in The Bee. &qjl mom o Dmcsora mm wio &Qg 3 Boy's Spring Suits 98 Ths best kind of Boys Suit for SprlBff. All th nweit In Sprlwr Norfolk styles In fabrics you'd never eipoct at this price, 4 Children's Top Coats f The cutest new Spring Topcoat stylss for little O 0 Q fellow sites 3 to I. Splendid cheviots, shep herd cheeks, novelty mm M fabric eitremely clasty Q See the New Stetsons--$3.50 and $4 1 Without question th best hate erer told. Our spring showings are q complete. - . , . . . aa Medium-weight hats for Immediate wear and feather-weight for B the man who looks Into the future. Smooth and French finishes, flat- set brims, curl edges. . f Colors: Ivy, black, slate gray, steel blue, dark brown, beach, II pearl, etc. . For Saturday and Monday Only BOYS' SPRING SUITS Look at these Remarkable Money Saving Values. Just think! Made In the new Spring Norfolk styles from Guaranteed for extra wear fabrics. Every Suit Is an amazing value. Sizes 6 to 17 7 1 I r -r i rr Ti f CIOTHINO COMPACT CORiaijfa b POUQLA3 J j HARTMAN'S Offer the Chance of a Lifetime to Save Money on Home Furnishings, Positively the Greatest Opportunity to Buy High-Grade Furniture Ever Offered In Omaha We Must Move This Stock Quickly to Make Room for Our Own New Spring Stock. Which Is Now on Its Way to UsWe Urge Early Selection While Stock Is Complete-A Small Deposit Secures Goods for Future Delivery Titim iTlfe Hbftfai (fee f fife Bargains In Library Tables Bcataa Laler'a Hartman'a ABTICUS PHee, SalePrtea. Aattaaa Brawa M akagaar eo-aaea U- brarr Tabl f SUM S 68.00 uuq naaaa-aar wiuiaaa mmry Pcrlad Library Table t 0.0 Frail Mabogaar Libra rr Table f 2S.0O Golaea Oak Library Table $ 20.01) Famed SalM Oak Library Table $ 1K.00 Imitation daartere Oak Lib. Table. .$ 18.00 Imltatloa (taartere Oak Lib. TaMe.. tM UphoUtered Davenports and Suites Beatea at Laler'a Hartmaaa ARTICUB Prlea. SalePrlea. Dall Maa. Velear Kaaaea Dareaaert ..SI 4. OO (116. Taaeatry ever-etuITa Daveapert Tb.ea Caalr a match 4S.0 3-Pteee ItaaraM Set . , S8.S0 S-Pleee DaefeM Set S so Dnafnlrf UhmmW. taaltatln leather. 1 46.00 DeafeM Dereapert, baltatlea leather. . 42.00 ft 84.01 MP n le.ti 1.00 .oo I.OO 14.40 a 12.0 SPLENDID VALUES IN PERIOD BEDROOM FURNITURE ARTICLE Beataa A Laler'a Hartmaaa Price. Sale Prlre. T-Plere Amerlraa 'Walnat nedroom elte $.136.00 S-Pleee Aatloae BlnUeya Maale Bedroom Salta $207 .00 4-Pleee Solid Oak Bedrom Set ,..l.t.00 4-Pleee Old Ivory Bedraom Salta S1JH.75 Solid Oak Dreaaer 25.00 Solid Oak Dreaaer S 1T.SO Solid Oak Dreaaer 1100 Wonderful Bed Values ARTICLE eVmr-Peater Bf ehafaay Bed . . Foor-Peeter Maaoa-aay Bed . , Foor-Peeter Haboaaay Bed . Satla Flalsh Braaa Bed Satla Flalah Braaa Bed Verala Martta Iroa Bed Verala Bfartla Iron Bad i Jt Laler'a Hartmaa'a Price. Sale Price. 40.00 . s so.no . .s as.no .. S4.S0 . .S 20.00 . . 17.50 ..$ 12.50 . . S.S 80.40 27.60 20.80 14.00 10.00 6.02 See These Rocker Bargains ' BartrnTaflaa'S Price. Bremn Masjicy hlffh back cane Mat ?hati Beaton A LalWa prH MO. $24.00 Overstuff Taiea try Aram Chair. Beataa Laler'a rte. 94 S30.OO Veloor Rewker. Ba- toa Laler'a prlea Tapeatry Uaalster- e4 Ueekert Beatea Laler'a prlea 820.00 Faaseel Oak Bpanlnh Leather Rocker, Beataa. 4 Laler'a price 18 S14.40 Faaieel Oak "MaWb Leather Raeker. Beatea Jt Laler'a vrlee 9UaO 0,60 Our Up-to-the Minute. nug bfcpai tiiiieiiai la tkla deaartmeat we after an an eanaled appertaalty to aaya maaey. Tha eatlre Beaton Laler atoeu baa beea reduced 20 with taa exeeetlea el tke Wklttall Wil ton Verret Buna, which wa hare reduced 10. Otter, a larva Tartety af aatteraa aad ealaroamblaatloaa In foralam and aomee tbe ruaa. JUST SB. LKC7T YOUR RDO SUBTRACT 20 PBR CEJTT FRO at TUB BEATON LA1EH PRICE. Specials In Dining Room Furniture Beatea A Laler'a Hartmmi'o ARTICLE Prlea. Sale Price. O-Pe. Amerieaa Walaat Dlalas SuHa..S2B&M 10-Pa. Wa Mary Oak Dining Salt. tOe.oO S4.la. Top Famed Oak Kxtea. Table.. 60.00 eS-In. Tap Fumed Oak Extea. Table.. 17H 42-lerh Tap Solid Oak Table $ 18.SO Oaartered Oak Baffet S 8S.00 Uoldea Oak Buffet S Oak leather Seal Dulap; Cbalr......f 3.00 f 236.00 321.80 i.UO .00 .SO 28.00 a.oo 2: 2.40 ENTIRE DRAPERY DEPARTMENT REDUCED 20 AETICLE BaTtmSD's Sale Price 10 patterns In colored scrims, dainty color combinations, Beaton t ,aers price 84c 17 C 20 Fattens In cretonne, II colors, Beaton ft Later price 40c-46c... 29 ( 20 Patterns In Colored Sllkaloens, Beaton & Laler price 20c 14 COO Tapestrr Telonrs and Damask Pillow Tops, tallies from 76o to WM. Your choice 25c Reed Furniture Specials ARTICLI Beatau aV Laler'a Hartmae'i TTphalatered Brown Reed Settee., irpholatered Ivory Cbalaa-Lauase Irery Heed Table Ivory Reed Hacker Ivory Reed Keeker , Heed Itoeker Ivory Reed Lamp , Price. Sale Price. . M OO S 5&S0 .S 21.75 . 25.00 . IS. 00 ,S 4.50 .S 15.00 B. ft U liartman's ABTTCIK Frlee. Price. Perfection Electric Iron, complete $&60 $2.80 Consnmers' Electric Iron, eomplete42M 82.35 Chinese Sewing Baskets $240 81.60 Pnre Alnmlnom -qt Berlin Kettle. tUt 81.40 Alnmlnnm Frying Pan Rftc 084 Meat Grinder Sc 75 Mlcker Office Basket 6e 52 Splint Scrap Basket 26e 20 KITCHEN CABINETS, ETC. ARTICLES MeDeaaall Kitchen Cablaet Beatea at Laler'a HaHmanHi Price. Sale Price. t 4SJM Kitchen Maid Klteaea Cabinet S 33.71 Kltcbaa Cablaet Baae. pareellraa tap ....S 10.50 Maple Cabinet Baaa S T.50 Pereelala Lined Refrlaeratar 20.00 Rafrkraratar, hard weed S 11.M Camklaatloa Gaa and Ceal Raaae f 7240 Gombuuitioa Oaa and Ceal Raafa I StkOO 84.00 27.00 16.60 8.00 .80 ft. art 56.00 46.40 iMEBICA'S GREATEST HOME FIR5ISHEBS Ml 131:18 17.40 20.00 14.40 8.60 12.00 Carriages, Go-Carts, Sulkies ARTICLE Natural Reed Baby Carrlaa'C... Gray Reed Baby Carriage Orny Heed Baby Carriage Collapalble tia-Cart Collapaible na-Cart Collnpalbla Oa-Cart Mulkle. leaa heed Reed Body alkie with heed... Beatoa Laler'a Hartmaa'a Prlea. gale Prlea. 18.00 17.90 18.50 70 f 12.00 S 18.00 5MO 12. OS 415-417 SO. 16TH ST.