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THE OMAITA' SUNDAY BEE; OCTOBER 14, 19M."
TIMELY REAL ESTATE TALK
Two More Additions to Omaha's Growing List of Handsome Homes
MATOR SIGNS 'PHONE BILL
fJaioi Paoifio Deal ths Principal Erwt sf
Dahlman DitspprsTM Dual Syatam, but
Lait Week's Boiineu.
Atoxti Bun t Hw Ordiagnce,
NEW HEADQUARTERS SITE PURCHASED
Dlmeasloas of BaltdlaaT Kot Tet Gtvaa
Oat, bat Aaother Blar fttraetara
la Bar ta II Erected by
PREFERS TO LET PEOPLE DECIDE CASE
Van HasTmaa of Rnte t llr Caaaaaar
Reiterates Ilia Intention tn Re
strain Prnrln tnntlnn by
Union Pacific m the central figure
lust wwk'i history of the commercial
rorreea of Omaha. General Manager
Mohler formally announced that the mam
moth new headquarter building of tha com
jinny will b erected at the northeast corner
of Fifteenth and Dodge streets, nnd It was
offlclally given out that the McKecn motor
ira will be manufactured In Omaha, by
the Union Pacific company.
' After aeveral months' work on the part
of Its real estate agents the company haa
eeured a tract of 11 feet on Fifteenth
treat and 198 feet on Dodge street, and
will erect tta new building there, probably
next Bummer. Born crltlclem la made on
the choice of a aite, but to this Mr. Mohler
repllea by pointing to the postofflce, one
block away, as the one building In Omaha
which will never be moved. How many
stories high the building will be haa not
been determined. Plans haa been drawn
tor a structure 132 feet square, but with
the Kite a different size the plans will hay
to be worked over entirely.
To make room for the headquarters the
Kenna.nl building of three atorlea, tho
Brown building of three atertea. the Willis
block .of three atorlea and the Ieh dwelling
house of one story must -be removed. It
will now devolve upon the Labor Temple
association to look but for soma one to
build It a home, or for some one who al
ready has a good building to lease. The
association has started a building fund, but
as yet It Is not very large. A lease which
the association holds on the building will
expire next March, and by that time an
other must be found. -
Tears ago some of Omaha's pioneer land
marks stood on the lots recently bought
by the Union Pacific. . The old govcrnmpn
corrall occupied a pnrt of the ground. On
one of the lots waa Watori th flrat school
in Omaha. Jt was a private Institution
known as the Beals school, and taught by
Prof. Beals, who afterwards became prlncl
pal of the Omaha High school.
W. H. Thomas Is one of the men who
get hunches and act on them. Mr. Thomas
bad a hunch that the Union Pacific was
negotiating for the northeast corner of
Fifteenth and Dodge streets, so he went
quietly to Frank Kennard and secured
an option on his building, en the very cor
ner, at a figure of 140,000. When Mr. Ken
nard solved the situation he offered Mr,
Thomas 1100 to release the option. Mr.
Thomas would not release It, for ha
wanted to see the Union Pacific fulfill Its
promises by erecting a headquarters build
ing. By refusing the iiqo ha got some-
thing near $1,000 from the Union Pacific
Mr. Thomas might have made $5,000, but
he says he la not In the holdup business.
The Real Estate exchange promises to
become active In an agitation to compel
the street railway company to extend Its
Suburban lines and build cross-town lines.
The matter was talked over at the regular
meeting last Wednesday and soma very
cauatlo things were said about the com
pany. A committee, constating of C. F.
Harrison, Byron R. Hastings, J. H. Du
mont, H. F. Wyman and W. H. Thomas,
was appointed to investigate and report
next Wednesday. The investigation will
lead the members of the committee Into a
study of remedial legislation. They will
also consider the advisability of the mu
nicipal building of line from the circum
ference to the center of the city to bring
traffic from the Interurban, In case the
Omaha Street Railway company refuses to
allow the use of Its lines under reasonable
Property south of Ieavenworth street
and for three or four blocks on either
side of Twenty-fourth street Is becoming
more desirable than It was a few years
ago, now that a street car line down
Twenty-fourth -street Is an assured fact.
There Is a lot of good property in the
neighborhood, but it has not been worth
as much as it should be, owing to the dis
tance from car line and paved atreeta.
Now Twenty-fourth atrect la being paved
and the laying of track la proceeding at
a rata which promises the completion of
the line by tha time of cold weather.
Talking on the subject of abstracts be
fore the Real Estate exchange last Wednes
day, W. H. ThomHB. who wt recorder el
years In an Iowa county, said' that In theft
county the recorder examines the abstracts
and. certifies them when the plat la made.
N thereby leaving It unnecessary to take an
Detract oacK or mc piai. air. i nonius
laid there Is no reason why such a system
cannot be used here. N. P. Podire went
Mr. Thomas one better and recommended
the TorrenB system, used In Illinois, by
which the purchaser needa the abstract only
In the one transaction In order to Inaure
clear title to his property.
Among the new buildings which have
Just been begun Is that of Shlmer & Chase
at the northwest corner of Nineteenth and
Harney at reels.
Among the Omaha realty men there are
a number who deal In western Nebraska
lands, aa well as In city houses and lota.
Every week they are sending out prospec
tive settlors from Omaha. .who have come
from Iowa, llllnola and many of them from
astern Nebraska. The railroads have
thousands of inqulrlea from many states
from people who want to get farms in this
state of plenty. Just ss an Instance of the
westward movement, the Union Pacific last
Tuesday took seventy-five people to Sidney,
fofty t Lodge Pole, thirty-live to Ogaliilla,
twenty-five to Julesburg and a number to
other Nebraska towns. The Burlington re
ports a big movement of settlers to the
North Platte valley.
W. Faraam Smith reports the following
recent sales: - To Robinson 4k Wolf, for
Investment, four cottages at Thirty-fust
and Bowaxd; to Harry Qorss, for Invest
tnent, lot aud store buildings at Twenty
seventh and Q atreeta South Omaha; to
J. N. Crawford, for a home, lot at Twenty-
A. W. SCRIBKER'S
eighth and Spauldlng; to George Zlmmer
and William Zlmmer, on which to build
homes, two lots at Twenty-third and Fort;
to Lena Trior son, for Investment, two cot
tages at Thirty-third and Spauldlng; to
Mrs. Emma Headley, one lot at Twenty-
first street and Fowler avenue.
Bricklaying haa been begun on the new
flvo-story commissary house of the Union
Pacific, just west of the Eleventh street
viaduct It Is expeoted to finish tha walls
before cold weather comes.
Mrs. Fanny Rerchenberp: has brought
from J. W. Akin, through J. H. Dumont &
Bon, for IS, 800, tha seven-room housa at
2664 Douglas street. The purchase was for
CUT IN NEXT COUNTY LEVY
Sobstaatlal Itedactlon, Board Thinks,
Can Be Mad for Slew
The county commissioners are of the
oplrion a substantial cut can be made in
next year's county levy as a result of the
excellent condition of county finances
shown by County Treasurer Fink's state
ment published Friday.
"I am satisfied we can make at least a
I mill cut in the levy next year," aaid
Commissioner Ure of the finance committee
Saturday morning. "My Idea Is at present
we can reduce the road and the bridge
funda 1 mills each and still keep .the
finances In good condition."
The levy for this year is IB 4-10 bills,
which was a reduction of 4-10 mills from
last year's levy. The majority of the com
missioners favored only a small reduction
in order that money enough to pay off
the old back bills mWht be raised.
Both the oounty officials and the creditors
of the county are loud in their praises of
the cash method of doing business. At
present bills filed by the 10th of the month
are allowed on the third Saturday of the
month and paid at once. Formerly many
creditors had to wait an entire year for
their money. This Is not only a con
venience to the people who sell supplies to
the county, but It has been demonstrated,
according to the commissioners, that it en
ables the county to purchase supplies much
cheaper because of tha prompt payment of
PINK EYE DAILY FAKE BURST
Plpa Dream About Rowlaad Wllllsma
Meeting Footaada Denied
by Mr. Williams.
"No highwayman attempted to hold me
up and I did not strike any robbers and
knock them down, and neither did I tell
any reporters that I had been the principal
in a holdup."
The above la what Rowland Williams
told Chief of Police Donahue Saturday
morning, thus knocking the pins from un
der the lead fake In the Pink Eye Friday
The Pink Eye blubbered over in a story
to the effect that while returning home
about 8:30 o'clock In the evening Mr. Wll
liains was set upon by two highwaymen,
who demanded hla cash and diamonds. The
story had It that Williams struck out and
floored both men who grabbed time by the
forelock and escaped. The only wound ro
celved by Williams, the pink dreamer said.
was a severe cut in his forehead, which he
received by missing his footing and failing
at the steps of hla home. Mr. Williams
haa a cut In his forehead which he re
ceived by falling on the stepa of his home,
and this Is the foundation of the fake.
Chief Donahue reported Mr. Williams In
formed him there was abaolutely no truth
In the holdup atory.
RESTING PLACE IS FATAL
Man Sits litws aa Tracks aad Train
Haas Over and Kills
Charles Bukak. a cripple, who realded
at the Cambridge hotel, Thirteenth atreet
and Capitol avenue, waa killed by a Mis
souri Pacific switch engine Saturday at
4 -20 a. m. Bukak had imbibed more than
his usual allowance and, becoming weary,
used the railroad tracks near Twelfth and
California streets as a resting place, and
the switch engine. In charge of Ed De
vlnney, engineer, and O. H. Furness, fire
man, ran into him, breaking his neck
Coroner Bralley has charge of the body.
Peonase Can Uoea Over.
HELENA, Ark., Oct. 13. By mutual con
sent the charge of peonage preferred
asalnst Thomas H. Musstovs. a wealthy
planter of Ha r field, by Marlon S. Emmons
and Adelheld Vltt. white girls, of 8t. Louis,
which was brought to trial In the federal
court here, haa beeo continued until the
next term of court and the civil case In
volving clalma of I50.01O each by the two
girls aas oeen suostitutea lor trial.
RESIDENCE), ALMOST fJOMPLETED.
TRANSMUTED DROSS TO GOLD
Wondsri of Chemiitry Wroneht by 8ir
William Henry Parkin.
AMERICA HONORS COAL TAR WIZARD
How He Utilised Waste from Gas Re
- torts, Once Thrown Amay, to
Create Infold Wealth
Had Sir William Henry Perkln, the prin
cipal guest at the Perkln jubilee of the coal
tar Industry, lived a few centuries ago he
would have been hailed as a thaumaturgist
and alchemist. He is the man whose dis
covery of the color mauve, fifty years ago,
while working as an assistant in an English
laboratory, revealed the magic which lurked
In coal tar. Great Britain and Oermany
have done him honor this year in recogni
tion of the fiftieth anniversary of his pio
neer researches which opened the way for
an Industrial revolution and gave a new
Impetus to the development of synthetic
Usually there is little In sympathy be
tween captains of Industry and men of the
Perkln stamp, who devote their lives to
pure science, but the leaders of great man
ufacturing trades throughout the world
have joined In the tribute to this venerable
savant. Every prominent manufacturer In
the United States whose business Is in any
way connected with chemistry is interested
in the testimonial. The banquet held in
his honor at Delmonlco's was attended
both by scientists and by those who direct
great commercial enterprises. Tho worlds
of the practical and the theoretical met
on common ground in paying tribute to one
who haa a long record, not only for his
experiments In the laboratory, but also as
a successful manufacturer.
Before the discovery of Perkln, coal tar.
which is the black liquid obtained from the
distillation of coal In the manufacture of
illuminating gas, was rejected. It was then
the problem how to get rid of it. The
throwing of it into streams produced
trouble everywhere, and there was conflict
between the manufacturers and the health
authorities. The material was once given
away to all who asked for It. It was not
until about seventy years ago that some
Ingenious German ascertained that the
thick, atlcky liquid could be used In pre-
serving wood. A limited quantity was em
ployed In painting paper laid on the roofs
of houses. These uses were limited, how
ever, and millions of barrels of the com
modity went to waste.
Worth 6o.OOO,MM a Year.
Some Idea of what Sir William Henry
Perkln has done for the Industry may be
gathered from the fact that now 120,000
men are employed throughout the world
In manufacturing valuable products from
what was once considered worthless, and
that the coal tar products of Germany
alone are sold for $60,000,000 a year. The
substances which are produced from what
waa once considered as the refuse of gas
retorts are numbered by the thousands.
The discovery of Perkin gave birth to the
nianufaeturo of synthetical medicinal
agents, antiseptics and exVloslves. It is
estimated that there are fully 1,000 dyes
alone which have been developed from coal
tar. Scores of articles used in the arts
and In medicines now found In common use
had their origin In the black fluid which
formerly waa only a source of annoyance
to those who produced It as an Incident to
the manufacture of lllumlnants.
William Henry Perkln was born in Lon
don on March 12, 1838. He received his
early education at the city of London
school and his tastes at once led hlra
In the direction of science, to which he
has devoted his life. He went to the
Royal College of Chemistry, in Oxford
street, London, where his progress was so
rapid that when he waa only 17 years
old he became assistant to the head of
the institution. Dr. A. W. Hoffman, a j
aisunguisnea uerman scientist. He was
so Interested in his experiments that he
worked In private researches at night and
on holidays. His preceptor had gone over
to Germany in 1856 to spend the Eaater
vacation, leaving hla young assistant in
charge of the laboratory. The youthful
Perkln was working on the theory that
it would be possible to produce quinine
artlncally, and In so doing he oxidised
aniline. The product he obtained waa ani
line, purple or mauve, and the method
in which It was produced Indicated to the
resourceful discoverer that he bad found
the key to a new Industry.
Patented the Prodaet.
When Dr. Hoffman returned a few weeks
later he found that his assistant had laid
his plans for manufacturing the new prod
uct, which he had patented. Atdud by his
father and brother young Perkln es-
tabllshed a factory at Greenford Green,
near Harrow, In 1S57, and by the end of
the year was selling the dye in large
quantifies. He worked out the way of
obtaining the raw material and of apply
ing the dye, and before he was 20 was
spoken of as a successful man. All that
has been done since rests upon his work.
He made another notable advance in 1868,
when he made it possible to produce the
valuable dye alizarin, or artificial madder
red, on a large scale, although before It
had been made only as a curiosity of the
laboratory and at a practically prohibitive
cost. He made a fortune out of it, and it
was not until 187S that Germany became
a dangerous competitor In the making of
coal tar products.
He also laid the foundations of the arti
ficial perfume Industry by the discovery
of a method for preparing coumnrin. tho
odoriferous principle of the tonka bean,
which forms an important ingredient In
many scents. Ccumarln was the first so
called "natural perfume ever produced in
a laboratory." In the course of the in
vestigations he made In ascertaining the
sources of perfumes he discovered processes
which were of great value in the manufac
ture of artificial Indigo.
Prof. Perkln retired from business In the
early '70s and devoted himself entirely to
scientific research, aa he had gained a sub
Germany, after the conclusion of the
Franco-Prussian war, sought a means of
employing Its sons in the arts of peace,
and found a large field in the manufacture
of coal tar products. Chemists, following
the path biased by Perkln, widened It and
made It a highway to wealth. A group ef
five of the great coal tar product houses
of the Fatherland Is valued at I2S.000.000
and they send their products to all parts
of the world. One of them alone employs
4,500 men, of whom 1.200 are skilled artisans,
146 graduated chemists, 175 engineers and
COO clerks. The others are unskilled labor
ers whose services are utilised In carrying
about the products and In assisting at
various stages of the complicated opera
tions. This company protects Its wares
with 1.500 German patents and 1,400 In
Europe and the United States.
Chemists find that the number of prod
ucts produced from coal tar up to the
present time is practically unlimited. It
Is asserted that with a certain class of dye
stuffs, c6mbined with materials now known,
that 100,000,000 chemical bodies may be
Some Idea of the advance which has been
made in the coal ' tar products Industry
ma fathered from the fact that as early
as 1875 a leading chemical journal an
nounced that there had been extraoted
seven acids, fourteen alkaline substances
and ten neutral bodies, adding that "with
many of these chemists themselves, accuj
tomed though they be to strange meta
morphoses, were amazed at the results of
their own investigations."
Vaat Variety af Prodaeta.
Some idea of the nature of the producta
derived from coal tar may be gained by a
glance at the list of perfumes and ar-
j Uncial easential oils. It includes nltro-
benzol and the allied benzaldehyde, which
are also both known as the artificial oil
of almonds; oil of wintergreen, vanillin,
amar,n helloUopln. musk, jasmin and
nerolln. The place of sugar la taken by a
powerful sweetener known as saccharin.
Among the products acid, hydroqulnone,
metol ad adurol. Among the explosives
may be mentioned picrio acid, lyddite, me
linite, maximlte and jovlte, all derived
from coal tar products. Pyridine, which Is
used in the denaturatlon of grain alco
hol, is one of the later products of the coal
tar researches. Some of the liquids and
substances used In surgery and medicine,
which were brought to the knowledge of
man from investigations growing out of
i the discoveries of Perkln, axe carbollo acid,
i sallcylio acid, acetanilld, phenactelne, sal-
Iphenal, aspirin and mesotan. Antlnon
nlne, which is uaed in preventing dry rot
In lumber, ia also of coal tar origin.
"These raw coal tar materials," said Dr.
Hugo Schweitzer, a prominent chemlat,
j "furnlih dyejtuffs, artificial perfumes.
artificial aweetenera, explosives, medi
cines, preservatives and photographlo
developers.' What they will furnish in the
future la a matter of conjecture, but If
you will permit me to prophesy I think
that we shall surely find remedies which
will cure consumption and other diseases
caused by bacterial Infection. We ahall
have perfumes which will be stronger and
moro beautifully scented than anything
which nature can produce. We ahall find
explosives which will not endanger human
lives, but will be more effective than nitro
glycerine and all others known at present.
Ws shall be able to preserve foods for any
length of time without Injuring the health
of the consumer. My Imagination Is not
vivid enough to picture to you future de
velopments, but chemists will not shrink
from the problem, and their skill will con
tinue to confer lasting benefits upon hu
manity." Prof. Perkln Is still In tha active prac
tice of his profession and is engaged even
now upon further reaearches along the lines
which brought to hlr his early reputa
tion. He was entertained by chemists and man
ufacturers from all parts of the country.
At the banquet held at Delmonlco's there
was presented to him a medal and also a
silver service. The committee which had
In charge the Perkln Jubilee of the coal
tar Industry In America will also take
steps to found a library as a memorial to
the work of tha distinguished scientist
whom they honor this month. Similar rec
ognition has been accorded to the discov
erer In London, where there was a public
meeting In his honor at the Mansion house,
over which the lord mayor presided. He
was knighted by the king. The Germans
and also committees formed In France and
Switzerland joined In the movement. New
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JTJTSON3 NEW HOME ON SOUTH TUIRTT-FTRST STHEET.
AS TO SAVING THE PENNIES
An Old Saw Held Up in the Light of
SEEMING EXTRAVAGANCE SOMETIMES PAYS
Large Retarns from aa Aato, a Pull
man Car Seat and a. Good
Dinner One Mast Be Able
to Bee Things-
"Save your pennies and dimes, young
gentlemen," the lecturer, a college profes
sor, advised his audience. "Never spend
a dollar If you can help it; forego the lux
uries; live plainly, be economical and you
will be successful."
"That was not very Intelligent advice,"
remarked a bank president as be left the
hall. "Without qualifying his directions, he
was pointing those young men to a life of
drudgery. Big affairs are not managed
In that way nowadays."
"But on a college professor's salary they
have to be."
"Probably; but business Is another thing.
For InBtance, when I bought an automobile
my friends said I was indulging in wild
extravagance. They foresaw that I would
land in the poorhouse and pitied my family.
My family did not worry about it greatly,
for the swift rides In the park did every
member good, and I did not say much
about the cost of the machine.
"One day there came to town the repre
sentative of the biggest contracting firm In
the east, desirous of looking over the city
with a view of placing Investments. A
dozen of us met him at the cafe and
talked through a six-course dinner. Then
plans were discussed for the guest's enter
tainment the following day.
" 'Harris has an auto,' some one said,
and of course It was arranged that I should
take the visitor for a ride.
"I did so, spent the most of the day with
him; we became well acquainted; he
seemed to like me, and before he started
home he offered me the western manage
ment of his company's financial affairs. I
had no better chance than the others save
for the automobile. That brought the op
epportunity. '1 am 8300,000 ahead already through the
connection, with more to come. I could
have got along probably without a ma
chine, but It was an Investment that paid
the largest return of any I ever made."
A Good Investment.
One rainy evening a newspaper man
walked along the line of railway coaches In
a noisy union station. His ride home would
take half the night. He debated with him
self whether or not he should take a Pull
The fare In the Pullman was 75 cents.
He could save that amount by riding In
the ordinary car, but tha ordinary car was
crowded and ho dreaded the crowd and the
weary companions with whom he would
associate in the coach. Still, 76 cents was
not to be despised, and he pandered the
problem for several minutes. At last the
attractions of the Pullman In rest and
preparation for the following day's work
won; he gave hla grip to the porter, and aat
back in the section assigned him. In solid
After dinner In tha dining car he went
to the smoking room and found there the
only other man on the sleeper, the agent
for a manufacturing firm of the busy north
west. "Have a light T" waa tha opening of their
Then came tha Inevitable western saluta
tion, when the emblem of the coat label
la observed. "Where do you belong?" Both
were members of the same lodge.
Following that came a friendly talk, and
the manufacturer told the newspaper man
many Interesting experiences, not noticing
that the latter kept a very eager question
ing in operation. The conductor of the
train stopped to take part In the conversa
tion, and finally the auperintendent of the
division, who was aboard, dropped In and
the pecullarltlea of modern machinery mak
ing methods waa thoroughly gone over.
It was nearly midnight when the news
paper man reached home, but he sat down
to bis typewriter snd rattled the keys for
an hour before tumbling Into bed. He
simply put Into readable form some of tha
things that had been told him that evening,
and a check for 875 was the payment that
his story brought him.
He always rides In the Pullman car now
when he travels and says that ha shall con-
I tlnue to do so until tha 876 gives out. He
nas never maae so gooa a speculation as
on the occasion mentioned, but ho has
mingled with people who have helped him
In many ways and will continue to help
him fer many years to coma
Hers was a case where the expenditure
of a few cents brought a rich return. It
might not always prove possible and the
lesson might fall to come true In many
Instances. But tha faot remains that the
man who la trying to get on In the world
must meet the people who do things If be
expects to accomplish his ends. It Is good
policy, as well aa good comfort, to rub
against the leaders In business affairs.
Patting Is Good Front.
There was a young man of Kansas City
who bad the business Intelligence neces
sary to success, but ha had little oppor
tunity to exercise It. He hesitated one
evening whether he should take dinner at
a cheap restaurant or should eat at one of
the cafes patronized by the beat people
of the city. He clioso the latter, and this
is what happened:
"Corns over to our table," was the In
vitation that came from a fritnd, and he
k lie waa Introduced to a widow who owned
' IT "sa.
a piece of ground lying close to tha business
part of the city, but which had never been
utilized for building pin-poses. He found
In his conversation with her that she needed
a steady income and finaly told her he
would take a lease on tha ground for
ninety-nine years at 8125 a month, and she
made the bargain.
On this lease he borrowed $25,000 and
built an office building that rents for
enough to pay the Interest and give him
a profit of 8750 a month. He haa nothing
to do but collect his money, and the rental
value of his property increases dally, as
the city is growing In that section.
The dinner In tha first-class cafe was
the start; but, of course, it took business
acumen and ability to carry on the enter
prise after he had it started. The man
full of apprehension might eat In the cafe
for months and make no headway finan
cially. The young man who seeks to get ahead
must have something mora than oppor
tunity. He ought to sea the best way to
do things as well.
Thrown on His Own Re so a roe.
Sometimes the chance of the young mac
depends quite as much on others as on
himself, and he has reason to thank tha
fates which throw him on his own re
sources. He finds that hs must meet the
conditions and does so, testing the fiber
of his nature and proving tha stuff of
which he is made.
A son of a New Tork lawyer became
worthless that the fattier to separata him
from the girl ha wanted to marry sunt
him west with only money enough to pay
his fare and expenses, but armed with
authority to draw on a waatern bank up
The young man drew $2,000, landed In
eastern Colorado and sought work among
tha sheep ranches of tha Irrigated lands.
In a week he sent for more money and
later for all that he could have. Then
few months after came a message:
"Will be In city Saturday with ten cars
of sheep. Meet me."
"Ten cars of sheep! What lunacy Is tha
young man up to now?" exclaimed tha
But the youth came, and ha had ten cars
of young sheep that had been fattened on
alfalfa and cottonseed meal, ready for the
top prioe in the market. He sold tha bunch
and showed a draft for IUO0O.
"I made soma money out there and the
rest la out of tha sheep. I don't owe any
thing. Take out $5,000, dad; I am going to
call on Carrie."
I now managing a big sheep ranch In New
Mexico, with prospects of becoming far
' wealthier than the father.
A Red Liner.
Likewise little things give an index to
the character of tha young man. For in
stance, the editor of a country newspaper
waa called to the telephone and heard
message from a real estate man in a neigh
"What will it coat to put an advertise
ment in red on the middle of your front
Now the editor did not print a yellow
Journal and It meant a great deal of work
to run the paper through the press twice.
so be named a price that ha thought would
'All right," was tha response.
'But do you. understand?" asked tha ed
itor, thinking tha dealer did not get the
"Of course; do as I tell you." So the ad.
vertlsement was placed In red and the bill
The farm advertised was sold; no on
could help seeing the announcement. The
young real estate man la now president of
an oil and gaa company that paya divi
dends on more than a million dollars of
stock, and his wealth Is estimated at
$100,000. This la not great aa fortunes go,
but it is a great deal In tha west, where
money comes in more slowly.
Balldlnar l'p a Reputation.
Likewise It Is a good thing to build up
a reputation that can be sustained.
"I have to be careful." aald the bank
president already quoted, discussing the
various estimates of the young men of the
town, "because I began that way.
"I know one wealthy banker who never
wears clothes that cost more than $16
suit; who Is careless of bis personal appear.
anoe, never paya his store debts until
forced to do It and Is reckless In his actions.
Yet he makes money.
"If I were to fall to pay my bills on tha
first of the month, or should I take to
wearing old clothes, or should I ba seen in
fast company, there would ba a run on
the bank the next day. People would think
something waa wrong.
"It the other banker should suddenly
take to good dressing, hla bank would ba
under suspicion. People around us are
educated by our actions) and learn what
to expect of us. When wo vary from our
usual course they suspect danger.
"I never loan freely to a young man who
Is educating tha community to expect a
poor performance from him. It may ba
that he will succeed, but tha chances are
agalnat him because ha is nearer to tha
bottom than the man who has a proper
pride In himself and in his own standing."
That la not, perhaps, a very profound
philosophy, but It Is laden with truth. Tha
chance for tha oung man la largely his awn
"But there are not so many chances and
money goes faster than It uaed to In tha
old days," complains the youth.
To quote the bank president again:
"I wish I were young onoa more. There
are more chances for clean, bright young
men who know how to uae wisely what
they earn than aver before."
He was a poor boy himself and has been
through It all. New York Sun.
WATCHES-Frenzer, Uth and Dodge
Mayor Dahlman Saturday morning affixed
his signature to the Helm-Pollock-Parmele
telephone franchise ordinance paasod by
the city council last Tuesday evening and
handed to the mayor by the city clerk
Thursday morning. Notwithstanding many
letters received by the mayor from parties
urging against the signing of the ordi
nance by the mayor, that official thought
It Incumbent upon himself at leaat to af
ford the voters an opportunity to express
themaelvea on election day aa to whether
they wanted to give another telephone
company a franchise In Omaha. The mayor
said he did not allow his personal opinions
on the subject to affect his official act In
the telephone matter.
"Personally I do not favor the dual tele
phone syatem Idea, but believe that Inas
much as the council has put the ordinance
up to me, I should not atand in the way
of allowing the people an opportunity to
vote on the measure," stated Mayor
The ordinance Is now In line for tha
mayor's proclamation and for a place on
the voting machines now being put tn
order for election day.
A. Von Hoffman, promoter for tha Oate
City Telephone company, Saturday morn
ing reiterated his Intention to restrain tha
mayor from Issuing the proclamation on
the grounds the advertising of tha ordi
nance was Irregular. Mr. Von Hoffman
said ha found three other defects In tho
ordinance. E. P. Smith, attorney for tha
Gate City company, declined to state Sat
urday morning what action ha would take
against the Helm ordinance, but intimated
ha might take soma aotlon next week,
SCHUCHARDTCASE GOES OUT
Marital Hlx-Vn Invalvlnar Daaaaaa
alt ta Dismissed After
Tear In Ooart.
The ease brought by Edmund L. O.
Bchuchardt aver a year and a half ago
agalnat Charles P. DeuUman, a relative of
his, for $10,600 damages for the alienation
of his wife's affections, has been dis
missed. The case followed a sensational
divorce episode, Mrs. Bchuchardt secured
a divorce from her husband and within
three days went to Council Bluffs and mar-
lied Deutxman. Mr. Bchuchardt, who did
not know about tha divorce until after
It waa granted, had the d fires set aside
and secured a new trial. Tbta left Mrs.
Bchuchardt with two husbands on her
At tha second trial sha was denied tha
divorce, but her husband waa given one.
Their daughter waa placed, by tha order
of the court. In a Catholto Institution, with
orders that aha stay there until further
dlreotlon of the court. A few days after
this Mrs. Bchuchardt, notwithstanding tha
order of tha court, took tha girl with
her to Iowa, where sha rejoined Mr. DeuU
man. Step may yet b taken to have Mr.
Bchuchardt returned to Omaha to answer
a charge of contempt of eourt for remov
ing the child from tha jurisdiction of tha
court contrary to tha court' order.
T00TU TALK NO. 72
I give las pain than any dentist :
anywhere. Thta U not Bald la tho
spirit or egotism, but because I hon-,
estly think its true. And I freely
admit that I put it before you aa aa
Inducement for you to come to my, j
When you come, however, I'll
ubstantlate In my practice what I aay
In my ads. ' It would indeed show a
sad lack ef common gense on my part
to advertise something that I could
No charge for advice and examina
DR. FICKES, DENTIST, 338 Bee Bldg.
'Phone, Douglas 537.
amy aapeua upon your savings account
being your friend In tha hour of need. The
saving habit is beat anooursged by opening
an account hero and keeping it dally on tha
Increase by saving the pennies, nickel
and dlmea aad let them grow to dollars.
Savings account earn six per cent per aa
num dividends and may be opened any
time. We also make monthly payment
loans on homesteads; reasonable rates.
Further information furnished at tha new
location, 0. E. Cor. lath and Dodge Bta,
OMAHA LOAH and
sr. X.OOBTXS, President.
M. VATTXaTOEB, Secretary.
Shlmer k Chase Co,
Bonders of Mc.ern Houses
"Ba it ever so humble
There! eo place like home."
Toot mean moat determine thai
size of yeur Investment Happi
ness and contentment Is quite as
often found la a cottage aa a
palace. Draw a pencil sketch of
the house you would buUd. Ws
develop Ideas and relieve you of
an the details of construction.
SHIMER & CHASE CO.
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