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TifF. AHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY. JULY 4, IPOS.
WATER COMPANY FIGHTS TAX
Attorney Stoat Attack Every Phase
of the Increase.
SATS BOARD LACES THE BIGHT
nfanrs in Admit Assessors Had !
termlnrd Valve of too Ftaat to
Be Six aad One quarter
The hearing before the County Board of
Briiiftlizattnn on the proposed raise of the
Omaha Water company to 6,OiiO,oriO opened
Friday morr.lnn with a general attack by
Attorney J. F. Stout of the watiT company
on the right of the board to act.
Mr. Btout contended the atatutory
provision requiring the board to be In ses
sion not leas than three day nor more
than twenty day meant twenty consecu
tlve business daya from the time the ses
sion began. If thla construction were
takrn Saturday would be the twenty
fourth day of the session. Deputy County
Attorney Magney held the statute meant
the board might meet twerjty days, but
thwe days need not be consecutive. The
board hai not been meeting Saturday.
After some discussion Chairman Tralnor
overruled the objections of Mr. Stout.
Mr. Stout then offered the return of the
county assessor at 13,500, WO on personal
and 1781 Out! on real estat? as be I nig the cji
rect return on the property. Mr. Stout
refused to admit that the board of as
sessors had determined the value of the
plant to be til.2G0.fluQ, declaring evidence of
that kind would be hearsay and not ad
missible. I re Wants Witnesses.
Ure than moved the county uttorney bo
directed to summon witnesses to prove the
amount of the appraisement.
"If you are going Into a hearing of this
caae now," said Mr. Stout, "I will say we
will be hearing for sometime after the
county assessor has been fined $500 for
dot having hla returna In on time."
The question waa brought to a head by
a substitute motion by firunlng to leave
the assessment at the assessor's figures.
Mr. Stout spoke on this motion, assert
ing the action of the board In proposing
raises on Farnam ptroet and then re
jecting the raises was an admission that
property has not been assessed at 100 cents
on the dollar.
'All we ask, "he said, "Is that the water
company be assessed on the same valua
tion." Tills called a response from t.'re,
who said property In the residence, districts
had been assessed up to Its full valuation
and other property ought to be valued thu
"We have spent S150.CV0 to find out what
the water plant Is worth and It Is no
longer a matter of Judgment. We know it
How," he said.
"Mr. t're and other members of the board
are now urging the lawyers to spend an
A novel with a "horsy" flavor, entitled
"The Mistress of Hounds," by Jay Hardy,
la the feature of the July Smart Set. A
delightful love atory Is woven ariund the
heroine, who Is the central flgute In a
amart summer colony. Beatrix Pemarest
Lloyd contributes a short story, "Madame
D'Arbel." Ella P. Midgley has a very en
gaging tale entitled "Throe Fools and a
Wise One;" Kleanur M. Ingrum writes "A
Oalvez with the Gray Eyes." a story with
a French creole retting; George Sylvester
Vlereck, In the furn of letters, tells a very
modern love Htoi-y entitled "Claudia;" Aus
tin AdamB wrl:t'i u most original tale.
"The Room at the Top;" John'J. a'Becket
writes a story as gruesome and strange
s anything of IJoe's called "Lallaby; a
Douht," and Kdna Kenton, whose work
grows In power, has never revealed her
talents to "l etter advantage than In her
atory, "An I'nltnaglnntlve Man." Other
charming fiction in contributed by Kate
Mastersnn, Anna MeClure Sholl, Katharine
Metcalf Roof, Edwin L. Sabln, Arthur C.
Judd and II. K. Weeles.
In the July number of The Fopuisr Mag.
tine J. Kvnllwortli Egerton, In "The
Cumo of Fernando Vasquci," takes us on
a thrilling adventure trip to the West In
dies. K. and Hesketh Prlchard, In "The
White Man's Gift," are our guides to the
wilds of Patagonia. w;t'i T ' '
Halns, in "The White Veil of Mystery,"
we run before the wind along the coast of
South America. "The Lua u.v i,,
Temple Thurston, takes us to Equatorial
Africa, but we escape the heat and the
fever. In "Hearts and Diamonds," by
Francis W'hltlock, we search for wealth
and a lost race among the mysterious peo
ple of Yucatan. James Iiarr, In "The Kin
ship of Ages," guides us to the cold far
north. Then there are western stories that
give us the dash and the sweep of the
great country beyond the Mississippi.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, In his latest
book, "Through the Magic Door," an In
troduction to literature for the younger
readers, has given an account of his own
literary tastaa and experiences. It can be
aeen, for . example, how the author of
"Sherlock Holmes" has read Toe, how the
author of "The White Company" has read
Charles Reade, how the author of "big
Nigel" has read Scott and Dumas, and
last, but not least, how the author of "The
Croxley Master" has familiarised himself
with the fascinating records of the old
English prise ring. Published by the Me
Young's Magaxlne for July promises a
score of brisk, vivid, unusual stories. In
"Ths Wager," this month's novelette, a
gay, reckluss young count makes a bet to
marry the first woman he meets as he
goes along the street. "The Flaw," by
"Winona Godfrey, Is set around a wonder
ful pink diamond and glows with the col
ors of the Jewel ss well as the beauty of
the woman who daringly attempts to steal
It. "A Lover of Gems," by Charles Henry
Hlrsch, Is from the French and will bring
oold thrills In the most torrid weather.
The Demon of Unrest" Is the story of an
actress' tragic lovs, and "Circe," by Fred
Jackson, la laid In the Paris studios and
revolves around an artist, a model and a
sweet American girl. Quaintly Ironical lit
tle stories on the weaknesses of humanity
are "The End of the Romance" and "The
Country Mouse and Her City Cousin," gay,
frivolous sketches of lovs that leave nev
ertheless a questioning sadness. Of the
bftterneas of man's revenge ars "The An
tique Ring" and "The Implacable Quest
mt Sandro Ruflno," while "The Seven
Tjoma of Clorlnda" and "The I'neternal
FWnIijlrw'' furnish rollicking comedy.
Among the stars who twinkle In "On
Broadway and Off" are Joe Weber, Willie
Collier, Maude Fulton, Rose Stahl and
,Jranlt Daniels, snd "Ths Sign of Eros"
pounds out the number with gentle satire
n the summer girl and ' her man."
Promtnsnt among the features of the July
ber Ounter's Magsslnt Is Robert
en's serial "A Million a Minute." which
s la thla Issue. This Is a story of
Stephen Quatatance. wishing to lose
Indentltjp for a point of honor, saddles
other tlW.om to try to defeat the appraise
ment he wants to aswf-ss us on." responded
Mr. Stout with some heat.
Denies Mlalnst In It.
t're dented he had ever mixed In the
water works question and the discussion
was rut short by call for' a roll call on
Brunlng's motion1 to. let the assessor's
The motion was lost, Pruning, Haverly
and Phrlver voting for It, and Kennard.
RIrks. t're and Tralnor against It. The
original motion to summon witnesses then
carried. After a consultation, however, It
waa decided a hearing on the question of
the appraisement waa unnecessary, as the
members of the board could use any know:
edge they might have of the appraisement
without having It In the record.
Kennard then disposed of the matter
temporarily by moving it be taken under
advisement until 3 p. m. and the motion
In support of his contention that the
water company la assessed as high on Its
personalty as Individual taxpayers. Mr.
Btout had compiled a list of some of the
prominent taxpayers, Including members
of the water board.
Fall and One-Flflh Returns.
The list showing In the first column the
full returns made by the assessor and In
the second column the one-fifth valuation
Msed as a basis for taxation Is as follows:
M. T. B.irlow tl. '525 I2-J5
I. K Congdon 2.3:5 "5
J K. fond 4.525 95
II. A. Hippie 3"0 00
n. 1!. Unwell 2.150 4M
Kuclld Martin !r5 V
John Webster 4..V 900
A. I.. Reed 1.025 2"5
W. O. rre 1.22S 215
r. C. Wright 375 ,,5
H. W. Yates 4.325 8'.5
The board reduced the assessment on the
Auditorium from tlOo.OOO to $50,000.
Clay, Robinson & Co. have appealed to
the district court from the assessment of
$.6,000 levied against it by the onunty board.
The company returned $790, listing only of
fice furniture. The assessor raised It to
$25,000 to cover notes and securities taken
In the course of business, but the company
protests against thla action, asserting all
Its notes are sent to the Chicago office
and held there and should be assessed
FISCHER IS HELD FOR TRIAL
Verdict of Coroner's Jury In Case of
Fatal Fight of Col- '
The coroner'a Inquest on the death of
Charles George, the negro who was shot
by Robert Fischer, another negro, Satur
day night In Ferer's saloon at Thirteenth
and Chicago srtreets, waa concluded Friday
mornlrg, the Jury finding that George met
his death as the result of bullet wounds,
and recommended that Fischer be held to
the district court.
At the Inquest held on the death of Cyril
Guilck, the Pole who cut his throat
Wednesday morning, the coroner's Jury
decided that he died as the result of self
It onto a dead man together with papers
that would give him control of $10,000,000.
In addition there Is Alan Gordon's aeries,
"The Sword of Esme Dacres," Howard
Fltzalan's serial. "The City of Lost Kings,"
a complete novel by John Trump, and a
number of short stories and an Illustrated
department of humor.
The July Smith's, opens with an un
usually good complete novelette by Anne
O'Hngan. It Is a composite of the detec
tive or myBtery type with a charming love
story. There Is a striking article on Taft,
by C. H. Forbes-Llndeay, and a well-Illustrated
paper on German art In America,
by the well known art critic, Charles de
Kny. The long short story, "How Semi
Anne Made Good." by Adeline Knapp, will
have an especial Interest for young people,
"The Man of Letters" Is a humorous con
tribution by Dorothy Canfleld. There Is
another installment of the Interesting
"Letters From an American Girl Abroad,"
by Mrs. John Van Vorst, and another of
the thrilling "Judith" detective stories, by
Maude Radford Warren.
The July Issue of People's Magazine con
tains a lot of diversified short stories. The
magazine opens with a picture-section of
thirty-two pages. The complete novel
which follows Is western In complexion,
and from the pen of Jay Hardy. A well
written story of modern domestic relations
follows, and this Is succeeded by a story
of muck-raking and law-breaking. Wol
cott LeClear Beard's "Bobby Graeme of
G Troop" a series of military stories Is
represented In this Issue, as Is also the
ever popular "Billings Hobo" series, by
Edward 8. Pllaworth. But these are only
a few of the great variety. There Is a
story of vaudeville actors, a farm story,
a Bowery prize fight story, a tale of police
men's life, a story of lumbermen, a pretty
little love story, and a half dozen others.
"The Sword Decides." by Marjorle
Bowen, author of "The Viper of Milan,"
has Its scenes also laid In southern Italy.
Naples In the fourteenth century presents
one of the most romantic and fascinating
settings afforded by hlBtory. To this court
came first, as affianced husband of the
queen, young Andreas, brother of the king
of Hungary. There death awaits him In
the treachery of the queen. Then the king
himself comes in pursuit of vengeance, and
also to claim as his bride Maria, sister of
Glovanna. But he, too, yields to the sin
ister fascination of the queen - and forgets
the manly and honorable purpose. Action
and description are so combined that the
book appeals equally to the mind snd to
the Imagination of the reader. The Me
Clure company 1: the publisher.
There Is refreshment for the hot weather
In the July Everybody's. O. Henry leads rff
with a picturesque tale of the west. "The
Last of the Troiibuilours." and he la fol
lowed by B. J.' Rath, who haj an Inde
scribably funny tale, "Mr. Trimble's
Speech," and by Arthur Sulllvant Hoff
man, who puts his polite and gentlt-manly
burglar into a new setting the story Is
ea'led "Patsy Moran and the Trappings of
Chivalry." Anne Warner has a pathetic
little. child story, "The Surrenders of Corn
wallls," and Harrison Rhodes contributes
a fascinating society yarn, "The Arrival
of Cornelia." There Is, toi, a dramatic
and powerful tale of the North Pole region
In Albert White Verses story, "Their
Brother's Keepers" Charles B., Going
Purses Johnson, Thomss S. Joiiei, Jr., and
Sue Flte Ramsey contribute verses.
"Farming by the Square Inch" Is the
story it a remarkable solution of the
secret of success In farming on a small
scale, chiefly for the benefit of those who
cannot afford to buy large tracts of land
and would not be able to work them If
they could, by H. D. Jones In the Tech
nical World Magaslns for July.
Above books at lowest retail pries. Mat
thews. ia South Fifteenth street.
All of the books reviewed hers ars oa sals
In Hrandela' book department.
Bennett's Lata Fteoon Library Book
Dept. enables you to read the MWMt
books at little soak
SLIT TO FORCE CITY COUNCIL
Action Filed for Mandamus in City
BEE TAKES MATTER TO C0TJBT
hows In retltlnn How World-Herald
Failed to Submit Bid t'ntll Fif
teen Honrs After Time
Alleging a wrongful comblnstlen and
conspiracy between members of the
Omaha city council and making the claim
that the council refused the Bid of The B"e
Publishing company for the official print
ing for the ensuing year "solely for po
litical reasons," The Bee Publishing com
pany, through W. J. Connell, Its attorney,
Friday afternoon filed In the district court
papers in a suit praying for a peremptory
writ of mandamus to compel the council
to designate The Bee as the offlclnl paper
of the city of Omaha.
The entire membership of the council Is
cited in the suit as respondents, but Presi
dent L. B. Johnson and Councilman H. B.
Zlmman are excepted on account of their
having worked and voted for the upholding
of the charter provision, under which the
contract for the official printing should
have been awarded to The Bee on account
of its bid no only being the lowest pre
sented, but also because it was the only one
before the council.
In the petition filed In court the full facts
of the case are set forth. It Is shown that
The Bee compiled with the provisions of
the official advertisement and filed its bid
before 5 p. m., June 30; that the bid was
opened and read before the council in It
first meeting In July, as provided by the
charter, and that Its bid was the lowest.
It Is also shown that the World-Herald
neglected to file Its bid until the morning
of July 1, after the expiration of the time
for the receipt of bids, and that It was re
fused on that account.
The papers In the suit also set forth the
fact that the World-Herald, the present
official paper, having failed and neglected
to file a bid, "Induced and Influenced the
said members of said city council, except
the said Johnson and Zlmman, to refuse
to take the action required of them by
law and to pass the said resolution reject
ing all bids, and directing the city clerk to
acln advertise for' bids for said adver
tising. Setting forth the fact that It la the "plain
and manifest duty of said respondents,
under the law, to award said contract to
said relator and to designate said Omaha
Evening Bee the official paper," the peti
tion shows that the relator has a valuable
property Interest and right In such desig
nation and In the awarding of the official
printing contract, and for th;s reason la
the peremptory writ of mandamus to direct
and require the council at Its next meet
ing to award the contract to The Be,
The Omaha News failed to file a bid at
any time for the official printing and the
World-Herald's bid was fifteen hours late.
KEEP AWAY FROM CAR TRACKS
Chief Donahue Gives Final Warning;
to Boys Regarding; Fourth
"Keep all explosives off street tracks. Is
my last warning to boys," said Chief of
Police Donohue, regarding the Fourth of
July. "Information has come to me that
parents whose children were arrested for
placing explosives on car tracks think the
penalty too severe for the offense. All I
have, to say Is the law must be obeyed and
as the law Is no respecter of rersons the
police cannot discriminate between offend
ers, but will arrest every person, good or
bad, rich or poor, young or old, cuight lo
latlng llie law In this way. Placing ex
plosives on car tracks Is dangerous and it
will simply not be tolerated, and parents
can help the police and save themselves
and chl dren from gilef by restraining their
children from practicing this custom."
The police say the torpedo canes are not
on the prohibited Hat, but will be allowed
for use by the boys. So will firecrackers
and other harmless Instruments.
Every effort will be made by the police
to prevent accidents from the careless dis
charge of firearms and explosives.
"Under the city ordinances," said Ch'ef
Donahue, "the only thing In the way of a
firearm that can be used Is a cap pistol,
the ordinance covering the discharge of
firearms has been read to all the patrol
men and they have received Instructions
to enforce the law. Of course, firearms do
not Include other permissible explosives.
Up to this time no accidents have been re
ported as the result of ante-Fourth of July
celebrations, which condition Is unprece
dented in the history of the department.
The majority of serious accidents ure the
result of the careless discharge of revolv
ers .and every effort will te made by the
derailment to enforce the law."
No fireworks will be allowed in any of
the parks July 4, and policemen will arrest
any patriotic Individuals whose patriotism
runs to noise. The Salvation Army has
been granted permission to hold a picnic
Saturday In Rivervlew park and the Swed
ish people will hold picnics in Han scorn
and Miller parks. Despite the rain during
most of the month of June, seventy-twc
picnics were held In Hanscom park during
the last month.
FINE HOME FOR W. A. PAXTON
Fifteen Thousand-Dollar Residence
Will Go I'p on Four and
William A. Paxton. Jr., has bought four
and one-half acres in Falracres, paying
V',201 for the tract and signing a contract
to erect a $15. COO residence at once.
The tract which will te the new home of
Mr. and Mrs. Paxton adjoins the E. M.
Gibson farm and la on the south side of
West Dodge street. The sale was rrnde by
George & Co. for the Dundee Realty com
pany. With the beginning of work on the new
Paxton hom alrot $15000 worth of Im
provements will be In rogress In Falracna,
several of the homes leing erected cos: In g
$15,'i00 to $26,000.
You cannot have healthy chil
dren by improper feeding. Let
them be reared on gooc' healthy
nourishing food like
WHEAT FLAKE CELERY
to make them a nation of phys
ical and mental workers. Its the
best food for growing children,
he feeble and the aged.
For sVftlw by stl Brokers
j i i in i li ak -Minn Hilh.i i jawi jJwtf'U M ruts i.sj ili.iiii x.
Store Closed All Day
FOURTH OF JULY
BEGINS OUR GRAND
WATCH SUNDAY'S PAPERS.
imiii w mm ocrai'vi
July 7, 1908
Recause It offers a profoundly Interest
ing event at an opportune vacation time
and in such a magnificent outing place.
Not Denver alone, hut all Colorado
the lovely mountain country will give
you a royal welcome.
Kound-trlp tickets at
via the Rock Island, affording liberal
SFTiVTYFT'7 Good" until . Oc
toner si, ioh.
8:30 p. m., July
Ask for lllus-
F. P. RUTHERFORD,
Dlv. Pass'r .Agent Rock Island Lines,
1323 Varnam St., Omaha, Neb.
To our many cubtomers for
chocolates, we beg to announce
that the factory advanced their
price to , us arid have forced us
to raise the price to 39c.
Our eld customers will find
Smart Set Chocoiaiea at our store
Saturday- only, for 39c per pound.
KTZB'B SPECIAL BATUBDAT
Regular price 60c, Saturday only
Myers-Dillon Drug Co.
CUT KATE DBTJQQISTS
lath and rarsam Sts.
If the watchword for health and vigor, corn
fort and beauty. Mankind is learning not
nly the necessity but the luxury of clean
liness. SAPOLIO, which has wrought
uch changes in the home, announces ber
FOR TOILET AND BATH
A special soap which energites the whole
body, starts the circulation and leaves an
sxhi'ars'ing glow. AUrottrt and drv gfittt.
Btrcry thins yon kstsi
to sell ! wanted bf
somebody tf pries ts4
Cfoanty ars rlffet A
Bss Wast A4 wtD
Bal t MkBtSfSsSV
WTUTE XT TOO gi f T
OSKOSWANT J J A I 4
Racers CsJ MlaloS Cs.. Pell.
Potter College kSU
For hisher education of young women.
TeT Seise. Indorsed toy tao IV. 8)
J ... unta. ban or catalosua.
Hurrah for the Fourth!
Harmless Fireworks for the
children made of pure sweet candy.
Candy Imitation Fireworks
Small packages of pure, sweets,
put up in imitation of fireworks.
Bunches of 6 small crackers.
Bunches of 10 large crackers. 10
Single canon crackers 5t?
Extra long canon crackers. . 10
Bundle of blue lights 5
Filled with Burnt and Cream
Almonds 1 lb., lb. and 4 lb.
Bomb with lited tapers
Brick, red, white and blue.
The Store for PELiaeiFi
1518-20 Farnam St.
Phone Doug. 711. Ind. A1711.
D. C. SCOTT. D.V.S.
(Soccessor to Dr. EL Ia Ramaoclottl)
ASSIST AJTT STATS VXTEBJBTAXAJs
Offto u4 Hospital. 8810 Mason
Calls Promptly Answered at All Hours.
Fheas Offlos Rsvrney 97. ftmahi leK
HOTELS AND SUMMER RESORTS.
ABSOLUTELY FIRE PROOF
Sixteenths!. Capitol Ave. Davenport Si.
4LH OF JULY
DINNER DE LUXE
WH.X. BE SERVED IN
rrom Six Until Eight O'clock
$1.00 Psr Plats
"Cowfo'T Without Extravagance."
3 a lTffi a si 2
Rooms with running water, $1. bo and u
With Sath, $2 and up. 6uites, s and up
Write for particulars.
wlr for reservations, our expense.
W. H. VALIQUETTE, Manages.
ALSO THfc BERWICK. Rutland, vt.
BROADWAY AND 83D BTRKET.
. HEttALD SQUARE. N. T. C1TV.
TUB MOST rFNTBAl LOCATION
in rF.w 1 vnn.
THB HIOHKST CLASS C
. 'J tbo eiPUn of II:
1 mm. l.i-.. -w4 innnlnl
the ei r-1 lei if of Us
jl--$--'BRHTAl'BANTS HAVR AM IH-
L-slUaLrxllJP'J t ou.i-r
Watch Sunday papers for offerings of unusual and un
cqualed bargain interest. Every item a rouser.
Beginning Monday we will close our store at 5 V. IL,
excepting Saturday at 10 P. II. during July and August.
El HRYDEN'S nm
DAHIIWJ SPECIAL TRAIN
Rsssrvstlons for this trip
Denver and Other Colorado Points
CITY TICKET OFFICE, 1324 Farnam Street
Phonss Douitss 1828 snd Indspsndsnt A-3131.
TEL. DOUGLAS 431
1414 FARNAM ST.
Best Pennsylvania Anthracite
NEW FRESHLY MINED
HAND SCREENED and PICKED
SOFT COAL ALSO REDUCED
NEBRASKA FUEL CO.
Teephone-! foM"&"431 1414 Farnam Street
Would You Like
We offer this suite of two
rooms on the fifth floor facing
Seventeenth St., at $38.00 per
It will pay
the shopping district
me uionous fourth
will be uosed All Day
THB RELIABLE STORK
MONDAY, JULY 6W
Begins Our Great Annual
July 6 at 10 A. M.
should bs msds Immsdlstely.
Off of our regular $10.50
price for uULY delivery.
to Rent This Office?
you to see them,
Ttis roost contrally looatsd
hotel In the city for Shopping
and business. Only oaa-hatf
block from Emery. Bird. Tbaysr
Lry Goods Co.; near all thea
ters. Absolutely modern to
every ditaJL Our new jTreneb
Cafo Is the handsomest la tns
city. Prices modexate,
tl.M ttt 9y mot ypsr.
AND NcGEC bts.
KANSAS CITY. MO.
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