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    THE OMAHA RUXPAV BEE: OCTOBER 21. lOOfi.
X
HMELY REAL ESTATE TALK
Union TuiEo Eeidq-nrun 8ite Still a
Subject for f ntenation. I
SPZCUUTION AS TO WHAT MIGHT BE
Rumors nf Other Selections and Ad.
riltlonnl Heals Involving Other
Corners and Some I'tnrr Fls
res for Property. '
John U. McCague of the McCague In
vestment company, which engineered tha
dfal for the Vnlon Pacific In the purchase
rr Itn new building site, sayr there la no
foundation for the rjmor that the rail
road has made advances to the Odd Fel
low and the Workmen looking toward tha
acquirement of their property on Four
teenth atreet.' between t)ndge and Capitol
avenue. General Manager Mohler of tha
I'tilon Pnclfie ha made the positive pub
lic statement that the company haa all
the ground It wanta for the headquarter.
Tlie fact remalna that someone hna been
try in to get the two fraternal organiza
tlon. to name a price on their property.
Some Interested folks think that certain
rr. rata to agents have sought to get a
lnw price named In the hope that they
could offer the properly to the railroad
company at a figure which might prove
attractive. It may be that some agent la
trying to get an option and has soma
project in mind by which he can sell tha
property elsewhere at a profit. More or
lesa speculation of this sort always; follows
In tha wake of a big transaction.
While the Union Taclflc ofldaln :,iRlet
that their site at Fifteenth and Drfdfte
treeta la aa good as they want, being
near the center of convergence of the vnrl-
oua car llnea, there are many who yet sny j
It la an unwise thing to place u fine Urge)
building In the midst of the surrounding
Of that neighborhood. They Bay it should ,
be farther west. Somo actually believe I
hat the reont action of the Union Pacific .
la a clever ruse to throw property holders
eff their guard In order that they may be
Induced to give options at a reasonable
flgvira on property farther to the west. To
support thla argument they say they have
made an Investigation and have found that
pot a dollar of Union Pacific money haa
yet been advanced on the Dodge street
property. They know that the McCague
Investment company has advanced money,
but they think It likely this concern wanta
the property for some client other than
the railroad company.
The south half of the block north of
Potlglaa street, between Seventeenth and
Eighteenth streets, and the south half of
the block Immediately west are two sites,
either of which the UrWon Pacific would
have been glad to get could It have had
the- property at what It considered a rea
sonable figure. Some attempt was made to
tret these corners for the company, but
, without success. The lota In the first men
tioned block are In order from the corner
of Seventeenth and Douglas west, owned
by Mm Robert Fink, Lillian M. Jacobs,
M. W. Kennard and A. J. Hanscom. In
the other block the two west lots are
owned by Virginia Hanscom, the north half
f the two east lota by M. C. Cuming and
the south half by Virginia Hanscom. One
.-real estate man saya with assurance he
Ibelleves the Union Pacific still has hope of
gettUtg xne of these sites. Had the Union
Pacific eard nothing how much It paid for
a site It miilbt have had the fine property
at th southeast corner of Sixteenth and
larney street. This Is i.2 feet n Sixteenth
nd ninety-nine feet on 'Harney, .but the
owners are said to ask $364,000 for It, or
S3.00O. a front foot, for a property only
xtlnety-nlne feet In depth. This Is a large
dim compared with something like J)0,ono
lor the property at Fifteenth and Dodge.
The neighborhood of the Field club haa
jiad a rapid development thla aummec
About fifteen new house have been built
or are In course of construction east and
northeast of the olub grounds and about
twenty more are tn prospect. Sidewalks
on th south side of Woolwor'.h avenue
from Thirty-second avenue west to the
olub ar said to be assured for thU fail
and work on a sewer system for the dis
trict Is under way. Among the houses
Which are being built are those of Mux
Helchenberg, Judge Day, F. W. Judcop,
Jl. Yf. Bcrlbner and Ed P. Smith. Among
other who have planued-residences are
ave O'Brien, John M. Guild, Guy Pruit,
JB. A. Hinrlchs, F. 8. Knipp, W. A. De
Bord, Will Palmatler, Ha.Ty Steel and
Mr. Fetters.
Perhap the largest gift of real estate
In th history of Omaha was made by
Count John A. Crelghton to Crelghton
college last week. It consisted of th
Crelghton warehouae at Tentn ana Jones
streets, occupied by the John Deer Plow
company, and the bl new warehouae at
JJlnth and Howard streets,, to be occu
pied soon by Byrne Hammer, wholesale
dry goods merchants. The value of the
property approaches $400,000.
T. A. Putnam haa purchased from Wil
liam Mulhall the residence property at JN4
Vopplefon avenue, the price being $3,000.
Sho-not Invis
Pat. Pending
Double Vision
Don't wear ugly two
focale. We are Exclusive makers
of this new type of double vision
len. They are ground from one
single piece of glass no cement to
flake or ugly Hues to blur the vision.
Drop in and let ub Mshow you" the
"Sho-not"
Pa. Pending
Dflightful results are obtained
from our "ToM-cunr." (The curve
Pat. Pending
around the eyy.)
If you are interested in your eyes
ask u-i about these If nsea.
Huteson Optical Co.
Agent for Eastman Kodak Co.
Factory an th Premises. Setela if needed. $1.00 up.
213 SOUTH I6TH ST.
LONDON OMAHA SEATTLE
Homes That Add G really to
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niIDENC19 Of M8. DOl'OH ERTT, THIRTY-NINTH AND DEWEY
Mr. Putnam has also bought from Mr.
Mulhall an c'ght-acre tract, fronting on
Military avenue, near Fifty-second atreet.
'. i,iri..ie pr'ce of the latter la not
B.vcn, u ii. i.i i i ii ;! sum being named.
- l':t(o!i his tiken a position as
"'""f" "he rental department of tho
r' l-rU flrm "f. Misting 4 Hey den.
" mursaay morning con
tallied a cut of the rew three-story atore
and office structure which Herman Cohn
will build next spring oh the east side of
Sixteenth street between Capitol avenue
and Davenport street. The foundation and
walla will be built strong, with the Idea
of ultimately adding two stories. This
structure wilt extend the entire block and
will add largely to the good appearance of
North sixteenth street. Soon after New
Year'a the work of tearing down the old
buildings on the site will be begun.
The fashionable apartment house at
Sherman and Madison avenues, known aa
the Sherman flats, has been sold to Mr.
Hahne, a capitalist of central Iowa, for
$45,000. This Is another evidence that out-
aiae capital seeKlng Investment finds a
promising field In Omaha real estate.
The largest sale of residence property
last week was that of the Evans home
at Thirty-third and Farnam afreets to
Richard 8. Hall for a little less than
$40,000. Mrs. Evans and her niece con
template a trip abroad and will give pos
session November 1.
Sir Horace Plunkett, an Englishman
who has extensive realty Interests In
Omaha will be in the city about the mid
dle of December. He will then make a
decision aa to whether he will build a
duplicate of the Chatham bachelors'
apartment house on the lot Just north
of the latter at Thirteenth and Dodge
atreets.
Tenth atreet will have even a more
metropolitan appearance when Its pro
jected buildings are completed. The last
plans announced are for the addition of
three stories to the Sattley five-story
building at Tenth and Jones streets and
the contract has been let for its con
struction. The giant Pari In. Orendorff ic
Martin warehouse Immediately adjoining
the Sattley structure la entirely under
cover. Across the street Paxton & Gal
lagher expect to erect an eight-story,
132-foot square building next year.
A siftflig out haa been made of the
atockholders In the Real Estate Exchange
Building company, who did not feel ready
to advance their share of the money nec
essary to erect a building, and now Fred
D. Wead and men outside the exchange
hold the controlling Interest. They prom
ise the construction of a two-story build
ing soon at the southwest corner of
Eighteenth and Farnam atreets and bids
have already been taken.
J. H. Duinont & Son report the sale this
week of SJO acres Improved land near Lin
coln by Howard H. Baldrlge to W. F. Dale
of York, Neb., at $52.60 per acre.
. Births aad Deaths.
The following births and deaths were
reported to the Board of Health during the
twenty-four hours ending Saturday noon:
Births John Gorauch, 8610 North Thir
tieth, boy; C. Mannweller, 80O4 Pinkey, if til ;
Joseph Steyskal, 1711 South Eighth, girl.
Deathe Lovd Gordon, Fourteenth and
Capitol avenue, 11; Ida Young. Sub North
Eighteenth, &!; Vernon O. Ford, Rawnns,
Wyo, 80; Mrs. Catherine Dove. Lost Cabin,
Wiu, S7; Richard R. Ixwe, San Fran
cisco, 6; Harold W. Smith, S824 Twenuy
fourth, i montha; Roy McKlnney, Twen
tieth and Otiio, t months.
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Lenses F
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arm
TROUBLES OF STRICKEN CITY
Ipidemio of Hirh Crimei and Terrorism in
Eai FrtDcitco.
POLICE AND COURTS HELD RESPONSIBLE
Rapid Settlement of Insurance Claim
Refnaeea Redeem Their Promlaea
RehnlMlna; Chinatown on
OM Kite.
San Francisco's troubles hare broken out
In a new quarter. An epidemic of crime
prevails In the city and In Oakland, railing
forth extraordinary efforts to protect life
and property. Highway robbery la com
mon In daylight as well aa nighttime, with
the accompaniments of murdpr, garrotlng
and aseaulta. Since August 1 a total of
seventy-four crimes were reported. Of thu
number eleven were murders, twenty-eight
highway robberies and ten burglaries.
"The reign of terror," says the an Fran
cifco Chronicle, "calls for an uprising of
the people. The city Is Infested with
known criminals who do not work, but are
well supplied with money. Brutal robber
ies occur in broad daylight and In crowded
streeu. Villainous faces are everywhere
in evidence. Neither man nor woman feels
safe out of dooTS after dark. Thoy hardly
feel safe at their own firesides."
Roastlnar the Judaea.
Francis J. Heney, the prosecutor of the
Or-gon land fraud ring. Is out In an open
letter to the press on the disgraceful state
of affairs existing In the stricken city.
He says over his own signature:
"Under the deplorable conditions exist
ing today irt. our Ill-fated city. It becomes
the duty 'of every man to protect his
mother, wife and sisters by doing his ut
most to elect Judges who will put a i-top
to the carnival of crime now prevailing
In our midst, so that It wilt at least be
safe for women to remain at home In the
daytime and to walk upon our public
streets tn open daylight, even In the out
lying districts of the city.
"Judges, like Caesar's wife, should be
above suspicion, and any man occupying
a judicial position who so conducts him
self as to lose the confidence, of the mem
bers of the bar generally, and cause them
to suspect his Integrity, ought to be kept
from further defiling the bench. A man
must be Judged by the company he keeps,
and when we find Superior Judge Cook
and Police Judges Conlan afid Morgan
supported by every gambler on Fillmore
street and every professional crook and
keeper of divea, we should atop and In
quire why It Is.
"If they conducted their criminal courts
In the Interest of good government and
at all times endeavored to voice the law,
they would Inevitably have Incurred the
enmity and opposition of the victous and
criminal element. Instead of arousing the
support of such people. We cannot ex
pect to control crime In our city unless
we elect judges who are anxious to se
cure the respect and confidence of the de
cent element In the community, rather than
the friendship of the vicious and depraved."
Vigils ace Committee. "
An attempt was made last Saturday to
organize a vigilance committee patterned
after the famous organisation which res
cued San FraL clsco I rum the clutches of
outlaws In the early days. Unfortunately
the Initiative was a public meeting which
the authorities succeeded in dividing into
factions. Less public methods are now being
pursued, giviug assurances v of effective
work. The police force seems to be ut
terly helpless. In fact the force Is
charged with standing in with criminals
and profiting by crime. That there U
basis for the cnarge Is shown by the ar
rest of a policeman In the act of rifling
tha pockets of a loan who was about to
undergo an operation In the police emer
gency hospital.
A specimen of the character of the high
waymen infesting the bay cities Is fur
nished by the deeds of the gang's premier
at Oakland. This daredevil shot a patrol
man and a motorman, gallantly klsatd
women who had no other tribute to offer,
joked with his victims before murdering
them, and nonchalantly rolled cigarettes
beside their DoOles. lie has not been cap
tured. Paying: lnsaranee Claims.
Forty-five of the HO odd Insurance com
panies Involved In the San FramlHco dis
aster had by the first of this month paid
an aggregate of ?98,tK5,40O on their losses
there. Several of the larger companies aid
not Included In the list, so that the actual
payments to date consktf tbly exceed 1(.
OuO.OW, and this Is not the end of the dis
bursements. San Francisco has thus al
ready received more than double the total
amount of iusurance paid to Chicago on
account of the great nre of 1S71.- The
Golden Gate city certainly has no reason
to complain of the general character of Its
Insurance protection. The number of com
panies which have "fallen down" on their
contracts there Is not to be mentioned be
side the array of those which toppled over
under the Chicago blow.
Promlaea FalnlW.
During the first four pr five days after
the San Franclaco Arc, when many people
could get' no money from the banks, a
great number went to the railroad officials
for tlcke's to points north, caet, south and
west, and both in and out of the state.
They Insisted upon paying eventually, but
had nothing to give at that tlm, but their
written promises to pay as soon aa they
could reach their destinations. The of
ficials took there promises to pay to an
amount aggiegatlng fsn.oco from nearly
l.Ooft person. It Is announced that within
five months nf the disaster no less than
$S3.Wt. or rlnf-tenths of the full amount,
lias been paid by remittances from th
the Sum of
1
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AVENfE.
ON SOUTH
refugees to whom credit had been ex
tended. Much of this came from grateful
sufferers who had not even been asked to
sign a promise to pay.
Bark to the Cable Car.
The cable car, which ao Impressed Kip
ling wbrn he visited San Francisco, once
more will move over the steep hills of tho
city. This has been announced by Thorn
well Mullaily of the United railroads. The
officials of the United railroaos have been
trying for some time to devise a way to
get the cars over the steep hills of the city
by means of electricity, and have at laet
given the Idea up and have decided to go
back to the cable cars on the worst bills.
On the Powell street hill and some of the
hills In the Western addition the cable will
be used to pull the cars over the steep
grades.
Numerous plans have been suggested to
do away with the cable car, but all of them
have proved Impracticable. It has- bren
proposed to make a great cut In the Pow
ell street hill and reduce the grades so that
the cars could ascend. The cross lines
would in that case run over bridges and
viaducts would be built for the pedestrians.
This scheme has been given up and it has
been thought best to go back to the old
method.
It is with the greatest reluctance that
the officials of the United railroads have
decided to go back to the cable, as they
had hoped to have all the cars In the clly
operated by means of electricity. Tha lines
that will be used for coble cars are In fair
condition and will not be rehabilitated, but
will be put In commission with the neces
sary repairs, and the old cable cars again
I will come Into service.
Rehnlldlna; Chinatown.
There will be no really new' Chinatown.
That Is a settled fact. All the plana
for the Improvement of the section known i
to old San Francisco as the real China
town have gone awry. There will be no
oriental city. That has bn forgotten
long ago In the desire of the celestials to
get back to their old stamping ground.
Thirty-nine Chinese own property
within the old section. They are the In
dividual owners, and, in addition, 1 26 men
from the orient hold land leases on tho
property In the quarter. All of these
are ready to build.
From the board of public worka forty
three permits have been obtained, and
all for buildings that do not In uny .way
comply with plans laid out either for
the furtherance of the Burnham proposi
tion or for the new celestial city. Some
are shacks, some are two-story frame
buildings and some are of the class B
kind, but there is not a class A building
even contemplated within the boundaries
of the old Chinatown.
But they are building, nevertheless, and
have In addition formed their own fire
department and police protection. Tho
Chinese are not going to take any chance
on another conflagration In their com
munity which they claim as their very
own because of real ownership.
The plans for the new Chinatown are
elaborate. Inasmuch as many of the old
families are co-operating In the work nf
upbuilding, and are entirely ignoring the
proposed plana for the people who would
try to make the quarter a model town.
Both the Lee and Wong families, and
they are the most Influential In Chinatown.
Intend to erect their Josa houses on the
old sites. Waverly place haa always been
their home and the plans for the richest
Joss palaces on the Pacific coast In that
locality have had the sanction of tho
governing bodies.
INDIANS SUE UNCLE SAM
Members of Sae and Fox Tribes File
Claim for Annuities from
'government.
Phillip Solomon, Maggie I-aFever, Frank
Murphy, Louis Murphy, refer Murphy and
Thomas Murphy have brought suit in the ; mann they employ in putting up a aky- J time to time; comply with all laws regard
United States circuit court against the ,cra or buiwln. a brldg(.. They .re tg hour, of labor, character of emploves.
United State, of America, petitioning that Mked , uo Thry have the etc.; employ night shifts. He. a, order d
.oU"nuS f tHC tOT COnt""-t "V .he chief engineer; assume Nihility
Indian tribes coming hey are qu.rTer- ! the amount uf " linal eo8t Bt "r injuries to employe,; use no materia!,
breed Indian.' o Ihose ,X. and are n- they offer to undertake th. work. : disapproved of by the chief engineer, and
. . . ..... f nripr such atrreement the commission ru.rfr.i, n .i.a ..t.. .i - ..
titled to the annuities ana allotments.
which Is denied them by the United States. '"""" f '""""" I ougn ana workmanlike manner." Without
The petition alleges that the plaintiffs are ! an' ,ae' "quire greater or less work, or t the consent of the commission he sl a!l not
decendants of Daniel L. Solomon and Mar- j material, or quality, and still maintain the : .ublet, assign or transfer any part of the
garct Solomon, who was afterward Mar- mutual understanding requisite aa a work- j work, and he shall be responsible for
garet Murphy, having marled one James Ing basis for progress. The successful con- : damages to completed work If such dam
Murphy upon the death of her former bus- ! tractor will be paid the agreed percentage ages remit from his negligence or error of
band. Margaret Solomon Murphy, being ! on the estimated reasonable cost on the Judgment.
the child of a full blood Sac and Fox Jn -
olan and the mother of the plaintiffs.
They claim further their mother died nine
yeara ago at the age of 9 years and at
the time ,of her death was a member of
trat tribe and drawing an annuity of $1
per year and had been alio ted certain lands
as such. The petition alleges further that
the agent nf the, Sac and Fox Indiana de
nies the plaintiffs the right to annuities
and allotments and refuses to grant the
plaintiffs such annuities or allotments.
Hence the ault to have the plaintiffs sev
erally placed on the rolls of that tribe
and that they be granted their rights aa
such.
COMMERCIAL CLUB IS AWAKE
Realises Efforts to fiet Army Head
quarters Away from Omaha
aad Will Art.
"You can say for the Commercial club."
said Commissioner RuMd Saturday morn
ing, "the club la not oblivious to the pos
sible danger of the removal of army head
quarters front Omaha, and It will do every
thing In Its power and Invoke what Influ
ence it can command to prevent any such
thing happening. 1 have noticed the note
ot alarm sounded In The Bee On this sub-
Ject and the club will tuke(up the matter
at once. We do not propose to let anything
get away from Omaha of thst Importance.
We are also laboring to secure anenlarge
ment of the Omaha quartermaster's depot,
with some hopes of ucc.s."
Omaha's General Prosperity
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THIRTY-SIXTH STREET 15 EN BUTLER'S HOME IN FOREGROUND.
CONTRACT WHICH STAGGERS
Feature ef tha Panama Canal Dieting
Whioh Are furpriiii?.
COMBINATION OF BIDDERS LIKELY
Some Foreigners Expected to Make n
Try for the Blagest Job Which
Mas Ever Been Farmed
Ont.
"A long pull, and a strong pull, and a pull
all together." represents most exactly the
elaborate scheme by means of which the
Isthmian Canal commission plans to con
struct the Panama canal under terms nf
one contract for the whole stupendous un
dertaking. Inquiry Into details of the ple.n
and a perusal of the form of proposal pre
pared for the use of the bidders disclose,
many Items of Interest In amplification of
the general announcement already made of
the commission's latest departure In canal
building. The Immensity of the task at
hand Is the more readily appreciated and
confidence in the abilities of the men who
are struggling with the great problem Is
strengthenrd after considering the fact that
a plan has been put Into print, In the great,
est detail, for doing a tmooo.OOO Job Just ns
handily as engaging a builder to construct
a home or office building.
Two months from today the bids will be
opened here. It Is expected that there will
be at least several aggregations, or com
binations, of bidders, made up of experts
In the special lines of work In which each
haa made Its business reputation. It will
not he surprising to members of the com
mission If some of them are firms composed
of men bf nationalities other than Ameri
can. Baron Moncheur, the Belgian minister
here, for instance, has lost no time In mak.
Ing detailed Inquiries aa to the commis
sion's requirements. Although there is
diplomatic silence as to what future de
velopments muy be anticipated from com
mercial countrymen of his. xby the time
December 12 has arrived It will not cause
excitement If some Belgian firm Is found
as one of the co-partners In one group of
bidders. Other nations, whose pride has
been aroused by noteworthy feata of their
men of constructive genius and mastery of
scientific problems, will doubtless be repre
sented; so thut the prospect Is a concoure
of engineers of many races and tongues
seeking participation In the development
and completion of "the greatest task of
modern times."
Beat Talents of the World Xeeded.
Tills Is Chairman Shonts' designation of
the. physical construction of the canal.
"It lo in the highest degree exceptional in
magnitude, complexity and cost," he says.
In order to finish it most successfully, eco
nomically and quickly, he seeks the best
trained talent of the world In each par
ticular branch of the undertaking. He
puts aside as Impracticable the suggestion
of having the commission build up such a
complex organlxatlon. it cannot be done
he says, "because the unprecedented and
greatly extended Industrial activity of the
time and the conaequent violent competi
tion for all classes of skilled mechanics,
and even ordinary laborera." He hopes. In
stead, to find that firms engagvd tn the
handling of the greatest problema of con
struction now In progress, will link their
interests with the working forces which
they have brought to perfection only after
years of effort and evperlence, and will
be attracted to the Isthmian project by
the bonuses offered for expeditious apd rea
sonable priced work.
No human mind can estimate the cosl
. . .i.
of the canal witnm ucn close range aa
would enable a group of contractors to
bid unon the work In the close-figuring
I actual construction work: will be allowed
two representatives to sit with the chief
I engineer, and two others, chosen by the
: latter, to estimate a reasonable time for
the completion of the work, and will then
b ,ui,iect to a system of premiums and
pcnalllee according as the work Is com
pleted ahead of time or lags beyond the
period fixed
An available, unincumbered capital of
V.000,000 Is the first requisite for an asso
ciation of contractors to show. Next they
must accompany their bid with a certifUd
check for l-oO.OOO aa guaranty of good
faith In entering the competition. Th-1
sueesful bidder must furnish a bond ot
3,W?I wun api'roveu neruruy lor urn
I'1"
Then
faithful performance of the contract
all the property and fffects of the mm-
mission will be st the disposal of the con
tractors to go ahead with tho work, each
party to the contract having Its rights and
duties apeclflcally designated, no matter the commission haa much more in the way
what changes may become necessary as th I of the method of estimating the cost and
work progresses. j tim? ,,f construction, manner of payments,
Enormoas Scale of the Transaction, final compensation.' def.iult by the cnntrai
It Is Interesting to note on what an enor- , tor, tei niluatlun of contract when i out i ac
inous scale the whole business 1. being tor is not In default, decision of the chief
arransed. For Instance, the use of all the engineer ns to any nolnta In disnute. and
I vast equipment which congress has been
providing for by annual appropriations
j since possersloa was obtained of the canal
strip Is offered free of coat to the sue-
refcsful bidder. He will be furnished with
'all locomotives, rars. steam shovels, drills,
cranes, dredgea, tugs, scows, dumps, rails.
lies, and track materials, electric light and
V a
power plants, and other machinery of a
substantial character required efficiently to
carry on the construction wotk; but not
hand tools of a tiiiuor character usually
carried In stock, save through the com
mission's department of materials and sup
plies." That will Insure the contractors
getting started without delay. He will
take charge of all the equipment now there
and get busy. Whatever else he needs
In this line he will call upon file commis
sion to provide, and the lutter will have
to do the acurrying about to see whether
everything shall lie bought In thla country
ui' not.
In the nrxt place the contractor will he
provided with "all raw materials put Into
the work, the machinery and appliances
necessary for the operation and protec
tion of the locks or other parts of the
canal," but will himself have to look after
their Intended use In construction, with
such machinery as may be required for the
shaping or Jnrfnlng of such materials. The
commission will furnish cement, explosives,
oil. oohI and other fuel, and, In Its own
option, electricity for the operation of any
rolling or floating stock or other machinery
in use. It will turn over In at least as
good condition as at present all construc
tion tracka on the Isthmus, but extensions
and relocations must be made by the con
tractor. It will provide living quarters for
all necessary employes of the contractor,
adding to the accommodations as needed;
hospitals and medical service for sick em
ployee; warehouses for the storage of
tools and supplies; office buildings for
housing the contractor's force, clerical and
administrative; transportation of employes,
their families and supplies, over the Pan
ama railroad and steamship lines at not
more than one-half the usual rates; free
telephone and telegraph service necessary
to the work; free trackage rights over
the railroad for work trains and additional
tracka, where approved by the chief en
gineer; water for offices, engines, shovels,
dredges, drills, and other equlpmetit re
quiring It, from the mains and tanks of
the commission.
All such equipment provided by the com
mission will also be maintained and to
this end machine shops and other repair
ing places' will be established and opcrattd
to handle everything except what railroad
men term "outside, yard or running re
pairs." In so far as It can, the commis
sion will put these shops at the disposal
of the contractor for the manufacture or
repair of the minor hand toola which he
must provide and will do the work for him
at 15 per cent In excera of the cost. It
will alf-o furnish at cost, plus the usual
handling charges, bucIi tools and supplies
as It may have In stock, but which It la
not required under the agreement to sup
ply free; will open the commissary stores
to the contractor's employes on the same
terms as enjoyed by the commission's em
ployes, and will provide mesa house privi
leges equal to those enjoyed by workers
for the commission. The cotitractor may
operate the mess If he so desires, but It
must be subject to dully Inspection by the
government officials.
Obllaratlon of the Contractor.
So much for what the contractor gets.
His obligations arc these:
He must furnish all labor, foremen, su
perintendents, clerks, general office staff,
and the minor toola mentioned prextcu ly
everything, In fact, to make the work
progress through the use of the vast equip
ment put at his disposal by the commis
sion. He must get busy within slxtv divs.
j take over all the employes now en the list
of the commission on the Isthmus, except
ruch as the commission desires to retain
for its own use; make no discharges of
those on the "gold list" except for cause,
or except on written notice giving tho
cause, discharge any employe. He shall
i 1
execute faithfully existing contracts of ths
I rommlsaion for supplying lubor, abide by
the sanit
, - - ... i,,r mun umrn
The Commission's Control.
How far the commission retains control
I. siAnmed up briefly In thla way:
All engineering work affecting construc
tion. Including surveys, and the general di
rection and control of construction work,
with the right to inspect It all; municipal
engineering, including the construction of
water works, sewers, rourts and street
wnereer ,ot.ate(,; instruction and niBln
tenance of buildings needed for the work,
living quarters and mess houses; the de
partments of government and police, sanl
tiry and hospital, commissary, auditing,
wiih the right to direct the manner In I
i which accounts are kept, and Inspect the j
i same; materials and supplies depai tnu nt, -j
. operation of the Panama lull road, and, in
general, all rights and privileges not spe
cifically ceded to the contract). r.
T.hls describes the "lay of the land" in
a general way. The contract drawn un by
a great d-al more in explanation of the
l-tful triterprtt.itlou of e lie contract. Vet
'the whole document, from first to Inst,
1 has comprehended II. e Vfifct project of Join.
lg the two oceans as s mere contract bv-
j tween the government and ctaln allh-d
ui'fi -will-
I
oik. r
nuiars. no siiaii demonstrate their w
lngns mi fiintes lu taut Jpon th w
What the llhmln Canal rommlsalon hag
i-oine to tei-l cannot be dona either profit
ably, economliwlly (In point of time aa
well as coaiv, or advisedly by the genrial
i government bus nnw Iwen summed up s
reasonably, umb-r Ihe p rennlnga plan, as
If It were nothing more than a huge dc-
psrtimnt l I IiIItik or a commercial sky
scraper. IVople who "want to see the dut
fly" are. bv all present Indications," nearer
the enjoyment of that long-awaited pleas
ure thun they have rver lxen before. The
arrival of nm on iH-crmber 12 will bring
theni the official Hews as to whether twen
tieth century constructive audacity has the
"neive" t. "go along with" the govern
ment on "the greatest task of modern
tlnieo." Wushlngton Correspondence NVw
Tork l'o?t.
GRAIN MEN TIRE OF WAITING
Will "leek Redress nf firlevanrrs In
dependent of the I'. n
rhange. i
Tin lr patient r exhausted with waiting
for the Omaha Grain exclmnge to take
aetirn for the redress of their grievances
at the hands of the railroads, the commis
sion men and tush grain dealers of the
exch mgt, who .taw no (levator Interests,
will organlxe to fight the railroads Inde
pendtnt of the exchange. At the request
of a number of the aggrieved members
Osorge C. Thompson has called a meeting
for 2:S0 o'clock Monday afternoon In the
trading room of the exchange.
It Is the Intention of the grain men to
talk over their grievances and to submit
the result of their deliberations to the
Grain exchange, lo give it a final chance
to take up the fight in their behalf. It thla
falls, they will hire attorneys and invite
test eases by refusing to p.iy certain al
leged discriminatory charges of tho rail
roads. The allegation Is made by the Insurgenta
that the exchange has taken no action
In the matter for the reason that the Una
elevator men, snld to control the policy
of the organization, care very little what
sort of treatment the commission men re
ceive so long as their own demands are
granted by the railroads. By their very
nature. I he grievances of the commission
men. who have no elevators, do not affect
the larger dealers, who possess elevators.
The meeting will be an open one and
the elevator men are Invited along with
all ot'.iers who are Interested In the grain
market, so that a lively session may be
expected.
The notice for the meeting says "switch
ing, reron.'lgnlng and other charges assessed
hy railroads which are unjust and discrim
inatory." are to be discussed. The rail
roads enforce a reeonslgnlng charge nf $2
a car on grain and the dealers allege that
this Is not charged on other commodities.
Another point of protest Is that unless or
ders for the disposition of a car are given
on the same day notice of Its arrival Is re
ceived by the dealer, a switching fee Is
charged.
It. la worthy nf note that the meeting la
to be but two days before the sitting of
the Interstate Commerce commission here.
The grain men hope their action will bring
the matter forcibly to the attention of the
commlsrion, though they assert this was
not a consideration In 'calling the meeting.
Family of Impnatera.
Acting Becretary Wlnshlp of the Asso
ciated Charities said Saturday morning he
would warn all persons against the Im
positions of a family named ("unlit, con
sisting of husliand and wife and fix chil
dren. Mr. Winship reported he understood
the mother has used her children to ob
tain money tinder false pretenses. The chil
dren were taken Into custody a few weeka
ngo by the Juvenile court authorities and
Inter released on certain provisions, but aa
soon as the children were released the fam
ily -decamped.
DENTISTRY
TOOTH TALK NO. Ii
E..tniuaiiy ne yime win cume wut?i.
all dentists will practically eliminate
pain from their practice. 1 need not,,
tell you that such is not the ease to
day. I've given this feature of painless
ness in dentistry a great deal of atten
tion. Naturally I've got nonie result
to show for my efforts.
If your teeth are sensitive, I give
you my word I can fill anu crown them
painlessly. I know this Bounds too
fcuoU to ue true, but I can prove If.
Besides. I can fill front teem ko that
the flltinga are Invisible.
I)It. FICKKS, DENTIST, SS8 Bee Mdg.
'Phone, Douglas 637.
May depend uion your savings nirouni
helrg your friend In the hour of need. Th
saving habit is best encouraged by apenlng
an acvount here and keeping It daily on the
increase by saving the pennies, nlrkelt
and dimes and let them grow, to dollars.
Savings accounts earn six per cent per an
num dividends and may be opened any
time. We also make monthly payment
loans on homesteads; teasonable rates.
Further Information furnished at the new
location, S. K. Cor. 16th and Dodge S's.
OMAHA LOAN and
BUILDING- ASSOCIATION
O. W. X.OOMI3, President.
O. M. BTATTIWOEB. Secretary.
Shinier & Chase Co.
Builders of Modern Houses
"Be it ever so humble
There's no place like home."
Your menus must determine, tha
size of your Investment. Hnppl
lies and contentment la cjultu as
often found in a cottage as a
polucei Irar- a pencil sketch of
the hoiife you would build. Wg
develop Ideas nnd relievo you Of
nil tho detr lis of construction.
SHIMER & CHASE CO.
Boildlng Sit.;, Su!url)ai Acreage. Homs.
1600 Ftrnam. Ground Floor
Ocuilai 3067