Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 11, 1908, EDITORIAL SECTION, Page 8, Image 16

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home furniture:
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Sell Furniture 20 Below Omaha Prices
Gfo Arrival of Chic New Models in
Tailored Suits and Dresses
Monday we will present for your choosing an assortment of exclusive new models in tail
ored suits and dresses not to be found elsewhere.
New IVfodels
A4sw .
Manufacture of Denaturized Alcohol
an Un worked Field of Industry.
Obstacle to Production and Consnm
tlon Gradually Disappearing;
It Importance aa a
; Fuel.
. Completely denatured alcohol In Ger
many ta almost exclusively employed In
providing heat, l'glit and power. . DurlnR
1?S7-S8 the amount of denatured alcohol
consumed In Oermany for heat, light and
power purposes waa only 7,200,000 gallons,
so that the consumption for auch purposes
lrxreaaed seven times In seventeen years.
Thla field of hi at. light and power has
rmrdly been "scratched" In thla country.
Thin has been due, first, because Ameri
can manufacturers were not prepared, until
quite recently, to supply the requisite en
gliea, lamps, stoves, heaters, sadirons and
the thousand and one utilities In which In
Qermar.y, France, Great Britain and Rus
sia denatured alcohol la successfully used
as fuel. Furthermore, loading manufac
turers of similar utentlla In this country
found themselves, at the Inception of the
denatured alcohol lcgialatlon, atocked with
coal, gus, kerosene, gatollne and electric V
apparatus, and were raturally disincline-!
to lend a helping hand to those articles
which, however beneficial to the public,
would displace goods alrtady marketable In
which their capital was invented. With
the Importation of foreign made utilities,
however, and the dlHtrlbutlon thereof her,
the Yankee manufacturers, with that keen
"eye to business" and foresight for which
they are famous, are now not only rapidly
beginning the marufacture of alcohol using
apparatus of foreign design, but. In many
It.stancea have perfected lampa, Btoves,
smoothing Irons, etc., that are far auperlor
to those of the old world.
Some Obatarlee ta the Way.
Another obstacle In the pathwny of the
new fuel waa found In the original Inter
nal revenue regulations which surrounded
the sale of denatured alcohol with such re
strictions aa to practically preclude Ita
handling through ordinary channels of dis
tribution. TIiIj "red ape," however, has
now been removed, mil dealers may sell
and distribute same a freely aa any other
The third and, perhaps, the greatest
drawback to the Introduction of denatured
alcohol aa a fuel fr.r hvat. light and power
has been the attitude of the dealers them
aclvea. The druggists, who were, at the
outset, favored the government in the
handling of denatured alcohol to the ex-
Fat Women and
Housework la harder on the atout wo
man than It la on her leaner alater fur
Terr obvious raaaona. Ilendlng over brings
on that awful atuffed-up feeling and
causes b,er (ace to get red and coara look
ing. Aa a raault many fat women, natur
ally good housekeepers, let their homes go
rather than permit the work to make their
Uvea a misery.
. A good many try exercising and dieting
ta get rid of the fat. but 1 want to say
here that if housework will not take off
your extra flash, exercising can not.
Housework la the moat atrenuoua kind of
X recommend every woman who reads
thla with interest, because It deala with
a problem of their own. to give up exer
cising aitd dieting aa being bad and In
jurious, and Instead try the following
lmple mlilur of household remedies. I
guarantee mat In a reasonable length of
time ihey will have Uv enough tiesli In
a natural, wholesome way to enable tnem
to go through their housework witn pleas
ure and comfort to liiemxelves. Tula
home receipt la aa follows: ounce Mar
mo la. H ounce Fluid C'ascara Aromatic,
and t ounces Peppermint Water, and trie
directions for taking are one teasyoomul
after meals and at bed I line.
Kjw don't make the mistake of think
ing that because tl.e-e three thlngi are
simple home remedies the combination ot
them can't be good tor reducing the fUsh,
for aa a matter of fact I don't believe
there la a better combination for taking
off fat quickly and safely than the one 1
have given you above. It does not dis
turb the atomach or cause wrinkles, and
It renders dieting and exercising entirely
unnecessary. In addition to these ad
aatages, which I am sure you wlil admit
are enough to recommend It to any wo
man. It is Inezpen Ive aud easily obtain
a auy dra aioie
in Tailored Suits
at $25.00, $35.00
and $45.00
Beautiful new iults comprising new semi-fitted effects,
hlpless Empire styles and plain tailored fitted models. New
Ideas in close fitting, plain tailored skirts and new designs
in satins and braid trimmed skirts. Materials are fin
broadcloths, unfinished worsteds and suitings, in ail the
new shades
New Broadcloth and Satin Dresses
For street wear, princess,
empire, broadcloth models,
In all the newest colors,
trimmed with, self color velvet.
Silk Petticoats,
We are showing a beauti-
ful new line of silk pettl
V. coats at $5.00, in all colors,
made of best quality silk.
1 Wl - 1 BIS
uur txpen Aiierauons xzu v. irm
expert men tailors, who are accomplished in the art of
making our garment fit perf cely and bringing out the lines
suiiauie iu uvery ugure.
luxlon of other merchants, Insisted upon
, renting the product, not as a fuel, but In
tin light ot a proprietary article, and de
manded from 60 per cent to 1.000 per cent
profit thereon. The privileges, however,
heretofore solely enjoyed by druggists have
now been extended to the proper and
natural distributers of denatured alcohol
the grocer, hardware dealer and depart
ment store and these latter are fast realiz
ing that denatured alcohol has become a
fornddable rival cf petroleum products, and
must not be expected to produce a much
larger percentage of profit than the latter.
At no time since the enactment of the
denatured alcohol law (regardless of the.
present unprecedented high cost of the ruw
material) should denatured alcohol have
been sold to consumers In any part of the
United States at a price In exceas of 90 lo
tx cents a gallon.
Valae aa a Fael.
Denatured alcohol aa a fuel for cooking
Is absolutely aafe, clean and odorleas. Aa
the comb nation la perfect there la no
smoke, ashea nor dust. By the use of
proper appliances all kinds of food can be
cooked rapjlly, eaal y and far-mo. e cheaply
than the same cooking can be done with
coal. Meats, fish, frul.a and v g tables can
be cooked with greater precision than with
coal, because the control of the alcohol gas
flame admits of finer adjustment than can
be possibly obtained with any stove oi
range burning coal. Recent experiments
have shown that foods cooked with dena
tured alcohol have a more charactersti
flavor, are more delicate, and that all foods
(.an be cooked with less waste and laboi
ind with fewer utensils. These exterl
ments further demonstrated that cooking
i 1th denatured alcohol can be done In cool
and pleasant rooms, free from dust, smoke
unJ bad air; that much of the finer cook
ing, commonly done at great discomfort 'on
a hot stove, can be done directly on the
table at lunch, breakfast or sjpper, In the
presence of the family, and done better,
more neatly and at an Immense gain In
comfort, convenience, good taste and good
nature. The denatured alcohol stove which
vaporlzea the alcohol and mixes it with the
air and burns the gaa reauitlng from the
mixture la comparatively unknown to the
American public. It la the most economical
method of burning alcohol, aa It produces
un InteiiHely hot blue flame which, at .0
cents i er gallon for alcohol, has been found
by actual experiments to be cheaper than
ioui costing $t per ton.
economical In the
Probably none of the writera on domestic
topics lor publication which reach the fire
sides la so well known as Prof. Charles
UarnarJ, who has established at his home
In Dailen, Conn., a experi
mental station. He saya:
"My experiments show that one gallon of
alcohol costing SO cents was sufficient to
cook thirty-six meals for two people during
thirteen conaecutlve daya at a cost ot leja
than 4 centa a day. The very beat reaulta
we have obtained here in burning coal la
8 centa a day. The higher coat of coal Is
found In the waate of heat between meala
when the atove la Idle, yet burning coal.
"The low cost of alcohol arises from the
fact that the Inatafft the cooking atopa the
coat atops. Thla great economy, combined,
with Ita cleanliness, safety, ease of man
agement and Ita complete control, make It
the Ideal domestic fuel for every American
Saperlor Q mail ties.
Alcohol la In many respecta auperlor te
keroteiie. gasoline and coal for the heating
of rooms. The extent and the man. fold
ways In which petroleum produce, gaa,
coal, etc., are uaed for such purposes are
well known and need not be dwelt upon.
Heat produced from alcohol can be
otarted, lad a.ed and extinguish Instantly
and at all t.mes can be regulated as de
sired. The heateia and radiators uaed for
alcohol are cleanly In that there are no
ashes or dust, and being light and not at
tached to flue, pipe or chimney, can easily
be moved from p. ace to place. The flame
la at all tune nonsmoking aa well as odor
less. Other advantages, not ao easily ob
served, but which are none the leas real
and Important, are found in ti.e Increased
heallhfulness and purity of the air of a
cioked room In which alcohol Is burning as
compared with one in which kerosene or
gaaoline la being uaed. The noxljus laflu
tnce of carbonic acid gaa in closed rooma
la well known. That carbon monoxide gaa
alwaja actomianUa thia and la many times
more po sonous and more iastii.g In Its evil
tf.ecu la not so well known. Thla gaa re
aulta from the Incomplete combustion of
the carbonaceous inaterlala, and the very
fact that Hie alcohol f.ame 1 nonlumlnoua
shows that combust on la comple and that
there .a practically none if ie"
carbonnionoxlde .aa formed. - Harper
Empire Princess Dresses
Satin dresses, with the
new, long close-fltlng
shirred sleeve, dainty lace
yoke; full gored Bkirts, em
pire back, in all the new
at I Ullman's Voile Skirls, at
New skirts, special at
$7.95; they are made of fin
est Ultman's .Voile in the
very latest fall models.
Renewal of Cleveland's Battle for
Municipal Street Railways.
Knockers of Low Fare Policy Force
(acstlon to Rcfcrcndam Vote,
and a Warni Campalsa
la On.
Another chapter In the history of Tom
Johnson's struggle for municipal operation
of the street railways ot Cleveland conies
to a close on the 22d Inst., when the
cltlsens will decide by referendum vote
the question whether the franchise will
remain with the present holding; company
or revert to the old company. Mayor John
son Is In the thick of a vigorous camoalan
'or vindication of his 3-cent fare policy
and la confident of routine the opponents
ff mun'clpallzatlon fom their last ditch.
For seven years Miyor Johnron fought
'o give the people of Cleve'anrt 3-cent f re.
fter one of the bitterest struggles !n the
history of city politics he forced the Cleve
'tind E'ectrlo Railway enmpany, which
-"crated all the tract'on l!nes, to accept
Is terms. Trree-crnt fare was etablisheil,
and the flatterln aflalm of the country
as accorded to the mayor.
Put the country little knew what It
had cost Tom Johnson to brine about the
establishment of 3-cent fare. It sa'v only
his struggle with the public service cor
porations ami his own political enemies.
Mayor Johnson's fight for S-cent far
has cost him not only a la rice part of h's
personal fortune and several years of Ms
life, but, as some of his old friends de
clare, Ms health, his wlfe'a health, if not
his social position, at leaBt his social com
fort and the happiness of his family. No
man could aicrlfce more even for the
aake of his political ambition.
Troablea Forces Cricla.
The mrrlta of the question are forced
to trial before the bar of public opinion
by a peculiar s"t of circumstances, mainly
flnnnctal. which ths traction off'clals are
now faclrg, and for which the referendum
law itself and varloua aults brought to
teat the settlement are largely responsible.
It waa thought that the carefu'lv drawn
uo lease r f the property of 'the Municipal
had provided for all contingent-It a that
fright arise, but two or three Issues have
developed within the last thirty diys that
have forced the administration' to a real
ization that the referendum vote could not
be longer delayed.
The floating debt of the C'eveland rail
way was the most Immediate considera
tion and for the more distant future the
nroblem of refunding; 12,026,000 of Cleveland
city cable bonds on July 1, next year, muat
be met in advance. A realisation that the
sale of either stock or bonds In sufficiently
large volume to meet these contingencies
would be doubtful while the referendum,
with Its possibility of an adverse vote,
'was hanging over the situation, was the
direct cause of the decision to call for a
vote at once.
Floatiaa- Debt Makes Troable.
Possible trouble for the Cleveland railway
over its floating debt of $1, 288.000 ia threat
ening; In the attitude of certain of the banks
that are carrying thla debt. They willingly
carried it for ths old company because the
latter was able to carry with each of the
banka a fair slsed depoalt account. The
Municipal waa assured that the bankers
would be willing to carry the debt along
for a couple of years provided they were
favored In the old way with a deposit from
the company.
In its effort, however, to make Improve
ments and operate at low fare, the Muni
cipal has been drawing down Its balances
with the banks. The latter have given Inti
mations to the Cleveland railway that there
la no longer any reason why they should
renew these notes and thers la probability
that some of them will be called when
due. Other notea are oo demand and may
be called at any time.
In case the Cleveland railway ahould be
compelled to meet any part of thla debt.
It haa no money with which to do so. Its
only recourse would be to reduce the debt
from rental money received. Thla would
nectssltate the passing of dividends, a situ
atlon that would make further sales of
stock impossible, forestall the work of In
stalling pay-enter cars, and defeat all ef
forts to Improve the property or the service.
Besldrs the threat which the referendum
Itself contains, the Smith suits are another
Large Size China Closets,
quarter sawed oak polished
with mirror $24.00
Omaha price $32.00.
Huffets and Dining Room
cent below 1907 prices.
factor making It extremely difficult to meet
financial requirements.
Views of the Opposition.
"The car servce In Cleveland," say. an
opponent of the mayor, "has been so poor,
however, that the majority of the people
would gladly pay a 6-cent fare if they cou d
only bo assured of the same number of
cara as formerly. The Municipal Traction
company has rerouted many of the lines,
taking them off certain streets where they
did not pay and playing havoc generally
with realty values. It replaced Us striking
employes with green men, and there have
been more accidents in the last six months
than the Cleveland Electrlo Railway com
pany had in two years, and damage suits
by the score have piled up against the com.
pany." t
On October 23 the public will decide what
It wants. For the present the fate of the
3-cent fare hangs In the balance.
Agricultural Society Is Awarded Five
Hnndrcd Dollars Donated by
the Commissioners.
Complaining that the Douglas County
Agricultural society had been Ignored by
the Douglas County Corn Improvers' asso
ciation In the handling of the (500 donated
by the county board for an exhibit at the
National Corn show, members of the board
of managers of the former society appeared
before the county board Saturday and
asked that the donation be made to the
Agricultural society. The discussion which
followed showed there Is considerable feel
ing between the two organizations, though
the corn Improvers were organised under
the auspices of the Agricultural society.
John McArdle and J. W. Shumaker rep
resented the Agricultural society and
Charles Grau the Corn Improvers' associa
tion. Mr. McArdle said It was the Agri
cultural society that made the request for
the appropriation, but in some way It had
been made to the Corn Improvers' asso
ciation. Mr. Qrau said the appropriation
was made to the Corn Improvers' associa
tion because the board had already made
the full appropriation authorized by law
to the Agricultural aoclety for the county
fair. lie aald the corn improvera did not
care who handled the money just ao all of
It waa apent for premiums and none for
Balarlea. After hearing both sides, th
county board referred the matter to the
committee of the whole.
The county board authorised the opening
of what la known aa the Procknow road,
northwest of Florence, which haa been
under consideration for some time. The
hitch came because Mr. Procknow, a part
of whose land waa taken, demanded pay
for the fruit treea and produce garden,
which would be damaged by the road. The
board agreed to allow him 1300 for his
land and $300 more for hla Improvementa.
Frank Troxler and J. J. Barnes were al
lowed $150 each for their land, which was
Omaha View School, Hall Warehouse
and New Car Barn Are
City Building Inspector Wlthnell on Sat
urday Issued a permit for the erection of
the Omtha View school on Thirtieth and
Finney streets, the work to begin at once.
The building ni l cost $100,000 and will be
of brick.
Another large permit was taken out Sat
urday by C. W. Hull for a c ncrete ware
howse to cost $30X. Thla will be built at
Twenty-fourth and Spring atreeta. Mr.
Hull also took out a permit for the et c
tlon of a I rick office building at the same
location to coat $3,500.
The Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Hall
way company will build another car barn
oi p site the new Hull wan house on Twtn
fourth and Spring alreets, the barn to cost
$14,000 and lo le cf brick. The perm t waa
issued Saturday.
Other bulkMng permits issued on the last
day of the week were: O. Edwards, Twen
tieth and Plnkney stree a, frame dwelling,
12 &0; A. Tyberlng, Twenly-nlnth and Ham
ilton streets, frame dwelling, $2,50J; C,
Wolff, Twenty-elglith avenue and Spaul
tilng streets, frame dwel Ing. $2.0M; W. 8.
Frank, Eighteenth and Burdette atreeta,
frame dwelling, $2,000.
Frightened Into Kits
by fear of appendicitis, take Dr. King's
New IJfe Pills and away goes bowel
trouble. Guaranteed. 25c. For sale by
Beaton Drug Co.
Dr. Ross. Dentist. 415 Barker Block.
. . - .-"'iVirV
A world leader, with
mirror, at . .$15.00
Omaha Price, $22.00
Get Our
Sets at 23 per
Commercial Club Will Assist in Enter
taining Convention.
Daslnesa Mca'a Organisation ConsplU
menta Women on the Good
Work They Have Done
for the City.
Women's clubs are praised by the Com
mercial club of Omaha In a letter to all
members mailed Saturday informing the
business men of the meeting of the Ne
braska F deration of Women's Clu s,
which meets in Omaha October 13 to 15,
The Commercial club Intends to asalst In
entertaining the women of Nebraska when
they come to the city and no convention
which has held its sessions In Omaha In re
cent yekrs will receive a more cordial wel
come. The flrat thing the club will
do for the women visitors will be to fur
nish automobiles to give the entire conven
tion a ride about the tity, meeting at the
F.rst Congregational church at 4 o'c.ock
Wednesday afternoon.
The "why" theso women should be enter
tained by the business men of Omaha is
given In the letter and among the thing
enumerated by the entertainment commit
tee of the business organization the women'.
clubs are given credit for be ng inatiu
mental In bringing about nerd d reforms
in Omaha, among them the passage of the
juvenile court bills, pure food laws,
women's property right bills, procuring u
suitable covering for the patrol wagons, an
ambulance for the HI, placing the refus
cana on atreet cornera and many other mu
nicipal Improvements.
. "Besides these," says the letter, "th
women have loyally subscribed to many
funds, including $100 to the Omaha Fai.'
and Speed association, $293 for the state
traveling libraries, $100 to suffering Armen
ians, $1,000 for rooma for the TranemlKsls-
Linen Covers, suitable for slumber rugs, carriage lap covers, dining table covers etc.fl.00
Nankeen Underskirts, pure all cottons, at 2Sc
U. S. Navy White Duck Trousers -; COc
Sofa Pillow Patterns, Coverings, Handsome Trimmed with Soldier's Chevrons COc
Husset Lt-ather Cartridge Belts - 80c
Q,, ...Invito fnr Itnrcu Onit IT ft
Khaki Trousers, double thick over
Canvaa Coats. CO Inches long, for
Bayonets converted in sconces for
116 IT. S. Government Guns, brand new without a
shot or ball cartridges, for
Ammunition, at
U. S. Marine Department Shoes,
Armv Horse Bit. The worst bit
ful curio
Other goods galore. Something to please and interest every one.
good, Monday. Open day and evening, until 10 P. M.
V. 8. KIKK, Mgr. (Monday Last Day.)
rarfrc line of new Pedestal
Tables from $9.50 to $20
'M(o below Omaha Prices.
Full size Steel Couch $2.95
Prices On Rugs
A good Brussels Rug. . . .
A good Axminster Rug, 9x12,
A good Velvet Rug, 9 x!2, .
slpul congress, $300 for the museum at the
public library, large sums for the poor uf
the city, $50 to the Apollo club for the
Thomas orchestra, $5C7.B2 for the Audito
rium and $1,161 for the Knights of Ak-Sar-fcen."
J:at now the women are boosting for the
National Corn exposition and the Woman's
ilub of Omaha will doubtkss be risonnlble
In a large measure for the domestic science
and domestlu departments of the great ex
position. The Commercial club enterta.n
ment committee closes the letter with this:
"These are only a few of the projects that
the Woman's club has ably assisted and In
consideration of this we ask the co-operation
of members In entertaining- the coming
Forma "Omaha Club" to Attend Na
tional Convention of Baglcs
In This City.
An "Omaha club" has been organized in
Kansas City. Although great commercial
rivalry exlata between thoae two placea,
an effort Is being made to band 1,000 men
of Kansas City together to boost' for
Omaha. Thia la being done by the Eagles,
who are organising the club for a gigantic
showing at Omaha next year, when the
grand aerie meets here.
At a regular meeting of Kansas City
acrle No. 47 last month a committee was
appointed to organize an Omaha club and
later this committee met for the purpose
of drafting rules and laws for the conduct
of the club. The club Is known as Omaha
Club of Kansas City Aerie. No. IT, Fra
ternal Order of Eagles. The purpose of
the club Is to Induce membera of aerie No.
47 to affiliate with the club In order that
the club may have the largeat possible rep
resentation in the parade of the eleventh
grand aerie session In Omaha In 1909.
One of the rules of the club Is:
On or before April 1, 1809. each and every
member of the club will he required to pay
Into the club the sum of $20 to defray the
expenses of the trip. Railroad fare, sleep
ing car rate, hotel bill, etc., to be de
ducted therefrom and the balance to be
placed in the general fbnda of the club,
along with all profits made on entertain
ments, picnics, clam bakea or outings. After
out of the ordinary. You can't get
city. The Eagle direct from U. 8.
plaques. To beautify one's room
any to your friends as a coming
Trousers for -worklngmen, pure, all wool, sewed
with linen thread, tough aa leather $2.25
Quartermaster's Department, U. 8. Army Llneni,
48-lnches wide, tough as Iron, for Toweling,
Table Covers, Art Squares, Men'a and Women's
suits for outings and many other purposes, yard,
for 400
Armv Ktmns. new. nice for school straps. . . ,10c
11. KO nrlce
leg and seat
men and women,
sides of mantles,
scratch or blemlth
ever used on a horse
to' manage horses
PIATT! 5QCtV"1 f2,
Solid oak China Clos
ets, well made, at
di $9.50
and Carpels
. $9.75
. $16.00
all expenses luive been paid, such un
headcijnrteiH. uniforms. b.ntneH, etc.. thu
remainder sluill be divided umoiig the mem
bers of the ciuli.
The looul KtiKles are qullo elated over
this early activity on the part of the
Kansus City club. They say It shows a
great Interest In the next meeting and with
other cities following the lead of Kansas
City will lusure a gigantic crowd for
Will Not Oo fflldlna- Throuah Court
with Name Facility as
By a change In the rules of the district
court Just made by the Judges It will be
more difficult to rush default divorce cases
through court than It was under the old
rules. Formerly the rule applying to di
vorce cases provided no case should be
heard before the day on which it waa na
slgned In the bar docket, but If a case wns
filed after the bar docket had been made
up It might be heard immediately after
atuawer day. This gives a priority to casea
filed after the bar docket had been mads
Under the changed rule unaBslgned cases
cannot be heard until after the last as
signment day. I'nder the old rule a ense
filed Just before the opening of the Octo
ber term of court could be heard If there
was no answer on October 20. Under the
new rule it will have to wait until after
October 30, and then tske Its turn. While
the rule Is not a radical one It will affect
a number of divorce cases.
St. Loals Street Car Stolen.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 10. Officials of the
United Railways company, which operates
the street car system here, are puzzled on
the disappearance of a big trolley car
from the sheds at Prairie and Easlon ave
enues this morning. No trace of the mlsB
ing vehicle has been discovered und Gen
eral Manager McCulloch believes that It
was stolen by two men who are o.peiatlnj
it about the city and collecting fuius.
By using the various departments ot The
Bee Want Ad Pagea you get the best re
aulta at the least expense.
them In any regular
Government, nicely
and to mall
store In any
mounted on
Christmas pres
Breech loading, to shoot both bird
3c and '2 rents each
fl .25 and $2-80
going to battle. Hare and use-
1 day more. Sale closes lor
11th and Harney Stroeta.
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