Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 21, 1909, Page 5, Image 5
THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY. ATK1L 21. 1909. 1 ASK FUR TARIFF ON PIM1CE Packers and Others Want CongTeu to Develop Vaat Industry. RICH BEDS FOUND IN NEBRASKA rmtr Heejalr' ;te Eaabl Aaaerl raaa Caasaete) la Menafac ar' ' with tje Coarlct Labor af Italy. Price of Wheat Makes Breakfast Food Come High Product for the Table Advances Few Centi and Indicates Further Increase. A tariff on pumice, vast beds of which are found In Nebraska, la being urged by the Cudahy Packing company, other South Omaha packers and other Nebraska and western Interests and mm. They have ask'd congress to provide a duly of M cent per pound on tha manufactured product, or 14 cent on tha raw material, or a to ear cant ad valorem duty. They d lieva with r such concessions they might place an Industry on Ha feet. Benator Brown hat written that ha an tlclpates little opposition to thla proposl tlon. "Our proposition should appeal to every aenator. without reward to his location. aald C. O. Oarlow 6f Hte Cudahy Packing company, "for If oir requests ara granted wa ma be able to develop a great Araerl can Induatry, whoa beneflta will not be Itmltad to thla atate, ana thla development will Imnoaa no gneatar ; cort on tha con sumer than ha now paya for tha foreegn ubetanca. '' "Within tha laat five or all year i beds of pure pumlca hava bean discovered In Nebraska. Kansas and Vtah, which-reveal a vast store of wealth and a product of great utility as well. Fumlce. If of fine quality. Is used In many Industries. , It Is a universal polish Ing substance. It forms the grit of all scouring soaps and Is for that reason of vast local Interest In South Omaha. . It la used by all wood, stone and glass workers, because It will give tha moat delicate fin ish to raluable wood, stone and glass sur faces. Tha dentist uses it hourly In his profession and every tooth powder contains tha finest quality of tha substance. "Formerly all the pumice used in tha industries of tha United States was Im ported from the Island of 14' Pari, ' Italy. It is mined and manufactured there ex clusively by eonvlct labor. For this reason it could be and Is sold at a low price, with a great profit to the contractors of this tabor. Ist year 14,000 tons of pumice was Imported at a cost of from $150,000 to $300, 000 to tha consumers. Ia Repablleaa Valley. "In the Republican valley In Harlan county, Nebraska, in tha vicinity of Or leana, treat bads . of pumlca have been discovered. This discovery waa due largely to tha efforts of Prof.,E. H. Barbour of tha University of Nebraska. They are found up in the ateep gulches of tha Re publican river. Traoes of pumice or elllcon are found along the Missouri and all the stream of Nebraska, but In tha Republican valley It Is moat abundant. There, within a convenient radius, fully , $300,000 worth of tha raw product la In sight "If It were not for the convict labor we might In this state and the west develop a great source of wealth. For this reason tha western nun demand this tariff. "Tha principal point In the United States where pumlca la ground or pulverised is In New ' Tork. In considering the tariff, thla fact was kept In mind alao. The duty waa proposed at one-quarter of a cent per pound on raw material, so that, even If tha manufacturer In New Tork wanted to . import Ms raweriaterfal, he could Will compete with the foreign manufacturer of tha pulverised pumice. - ' "It Is the prevalUng-ollcy of tha South Omaha packers, and In general, to favor ' tha home Industry where possible. But It is net true that tha packers control the output of American pumice. Mora beds of this material will -doubtless be dis covered In the same section of the state where the abundant beds hava been lo cated. All the beds ara owned by private individuals." FIRST STEPFOR FREE BRIDGE Omaha and Council Bluffs Men Co Operate on Plans. Breakfast foods msde from wheat have advanced 1 to 1 cents per package, with every indication that they will go higher ss soon ss the present supply in the whole sale houses Is exhausted. This throws the consumers of breakfast food back on the old Scotch dish, "alt meaj parritch." or the modern foods mads from corn, and the manufacturers of these ceresl foods are expected to do a thriving business until the common people can agstn aifOTd the., cracked and puffed wheat breakfast foods. Flour so' far Is the, only product of wheat to show an advance In Omaha which would work a hardship on the aver age clans of people, Msny dealers carry a barrel flour which is sold to people of small means and the very poorest classes who buy few pounds In a Jar or paper nark. This flour has been frequently sold In Omaha for less then $ cents per ' pound. Since the high price of wheat It Is , selling for 1 cents par pound, and the smallest sacks of tt pounds are selling for Sr cents. They have sold as low as cents, and the aver age price for .years "has been under 76 cents.- ...... , Such prices ara raatly a hardship. Deal ers say some people buy only enough flour at a time to make a. single batch of hot biscuit or other hot bread that they might feed for a single meal a number of hungry mouths. It makes a difference when these buyers are paying 8 centa Instead of 2 cents per pound for .bulk' flour and they cannot get a high grade flour tor anything like $ cents a pound. BOND ISSUE TO BE CONSIDERED lessreusiss Waller I. Smith af Iowa ays He Thinks War De pa rt meat Will Coaxeat to the Bridge. Joe Lewis Hero in a Romance Flafs. Pretty Girl with His Soldier Cap and Now for the Altar. BURKETT PICKS BREEN TO WIN Seaalsr Caa Writes frams Washington talatlaej Repablleans a Their Ticket. United States Benator E. J. Burkett, In a personal letter to Mayoralty Nominee Breen. took oceaaion to write: "With auch a solid front as you seem to be presenting , there I do not see why yoa should not redeem Omaha to repub licanism. I wisli I could be there and help you In tha campaign, but, of course, tha art nation here ts auch that I cannot pos sibly leave." '' frighten lata Pits by fear of appendicitis, take. Dr. King's New Life Pills and away goea bowel trou ble. Guaranteed. 26c. For sale by Beaton Drug Co. This Is the story of an Omaha trade excursion romance and ends In a wedding, like some trade excursions and most ro mances do. When the Omaha Commercial club gave an excursion de luxe last year and took along about thirty uniformed attendants, the club bought a new suit of clothes, just like the dashing Pullman porters wear, and fitted them on "Button" Lewis, the porter at tha club. "Buttons" was the man in charge of keeping the sheep bells from ringing In the baggage car and distributing them through the train before, regular stops. Just before the train departed, from tha Burlington station a bright looking little colored girl saw the bright buttons on Joe's new uniform and, as the train pulled for the west snd business men waved from the rear platform farewell to wives and sweethearts, Joe Lewis was leaning far out the baggage car' waving a blue "solgler cap" at HaiPl Terry on the plat form. ' 1 This evening Mr. Joseph Lewis and Mlsa Hasel Terry are to be married. Joe has promised to return not later than Friday and chase particle tf dust around the rooms at the Commercial club. MUST BE MEMBERS OF . ANANIAS CLUB ON VACATION Two 1'rrhlna Make the Police Kneaa Who They Arc, Giving Dif ferent Name. ' Ensconced In plain but comfortable oots In the matron'a department at the police station and reading stirring tales of action and adventure they might be cal'ed novels two runaway boya from the south are enjoying an enforced visit lu Omaha while tha police ara keeping the wires warm with inquiries about them. Their names and homes are uncertain quantities so fsr as the Omaha officers are concerned, for within twenty-four hours the Isds gave two different names and addresses apiece and alternately claimed that they are brothers and mere acquaintances. According to their statements Tuesday morning they are Roy Skldmore of 618 Rock street and Lawrence Thomas of 60S West Third street. Little Rock. Ark. When they were arrested Monday morning by Patrol man Murphy they said they were Ray and Louis Jackson of Kansas City and that they were going to the expoaitlon at Seattle, where a brother was going to have a con cession. They gave their ages as 15 and It years. Congressman Walter I. Smith of Iowa, heading a delegation of Council Bluffs business men who attended an executive committee meeting of the Omaha Com mercial club Tueaday, ssid, concerning the free bridge reposition which was the sub ject of discussion: "If this bridge Is built It will he tha beet Instrument for the development of these two cities which has been secured In recent years." Judge Smith expressed the belief that the War dep-irtment would permit the erection of a bridge at any reasonable dlstsnce from the Douglas or Union Tsclflc bridges, be tween thrm if the low bridge was so con structed that the draws could be handled without difficulty. He said no law pre vented the election of a bridge between the two. but the War department had simply made It a rule not to permit the erection of a bridge over a navigable stream, closer than one-third of a mile from another bridge. The movement started by the West Council Bluffs Improvement club for a free bridge resulted In a meeting of the executive committee of the Omaha Com mercial c'ub and sixteen Council Bluffs business men Tuesday and the Joltt meet ing resulted In the naming of a committee of ten. five from Omaha and five from Council Bluffs, who will secure estimates as to the cost snd the amount of bonds each county should Issue in order to erect the bridge. Railway Hot Dlecassea. The Interurban railroad proposition did not come up for discussion, though repre sentatives of the two Interurban projects were present. They said privately the sue cess of their sfhemei" for a line to Des Moines and another line to Malvern de pended on the erection of a bridge which would make It possible for them to enter Omaha. H. II. Baldrlgc, chairman of the bridge committee of the Omaha Commercial club, opened the discussion after the meeting had been called to order by Euclid Martin president of the club. He was followed by Judge Smith and a number of Council Bluffs business men. E. E. Hart, presl dent of the Council Bluffs Commercial club, said the executive board of that or ganlzatlon was holding a meeting at the same hour to discuss the proposition. "if It can be brought to a focus, we will meet you half way," said Mr. Hart. Victor E. Bender of the Counctl Bluffs Nonpareil, said: "In a rough way I would estimate that 75 to 90 per cent of our peo ple want a free bridge. I think it would be advantageous to bothy communities. If Pottawattamie county pays a share based on population. It would be about $200,000. That Is equal to 30 mills on the dollar for ten years, or 3 mills as a levy to pay each year for the cost of the bridge." Mr. Bender suggested the naming of a Joint committee. E. A. Benson of Omaha made the motion that the Commercial club of Omaha name five members, and request the city of Council Bluffs to name five members, to act with them and secure necessary Information before another meet Ing Is held. ..v...- i.. : coanell Bluffs Mea. The following aro these who attended from Council Bluffs; Walter I. Smith, If. W. Binder, S. B. Wadsworth, George Van Brunt, Spencer Smith, J. h. neaver, V. C. Boyer, C. C. Clifton. J. P. Greenshleld, C. W. McDonald, Victor E. Bender. M. F. Rohrer, General E. F. Test, E. E. Hart, A. C. Keller. C. 9. Sparks, C. B. Tyson. GUILD GETS THEM EASILY He ana Committee Have Few Daya to Hecrnlt Over Two Hon dred Members, In a few days the membership of the Commercial club must secure 219 members to bring the total organization member ship to 1,000, which the committee said would If the number of live ones on the roster by May 1. That members are easy to get Is shown by the work Commmissloner Guild has done from time to time. Every time a membership rally has been started Mr, Guild has secured eight or -ten new ap plications as a starter. He picks them up by telephone, on the street cars, In shops, wherever he buys his goods, or on tire golf links. The membership committee has not been so successful. The Bemis Bag company has agreed to blow the siren whistle when 1,000 mem bers are secured. Police Pay is Raised, but the Ante Stands Still Fine Joke Those Sapient Democratic Solons Played on the Omaha Force. Sure, 'tis a foine Joke this legislsshure's played on us. athryln' to make us think It raised our' ray. Raised our pay. It uld, to be sure, but how? It ssys, 'Ointlemin, your pny Is raised.' 'Thanks.' wo say. But whin we go to git our py they says. The pay Is raised, but the snte ain't.' " That's a philosophical policeman's ver sion of It. , From thirty-five to forty members of the police force must be discharged from the service, or every man on the force, with the exception of the chief and the three captains, must take an enforced vacation of sixty days without pay. unless the offi cers sign a waiver of the Increase In ouy accorded them under the new charter. This Is the situation confronting the Omaha police department since the new charter went Into effect and Chief Donahue has put the proposition squsrely up to the men on the forec for th,elr decision ss to what had' better be done. The charter raised the pay of all members of the force with the exception of the chle-f and the three captains, but It did not raise the fund. If the present force Is retained and the raises In salary are placed In effect about f.OOO more will be needed for the department for the present year. This sum Is not available. The chief has written a letter to the cap tains pointing out the conditions and an nounces that he will abide by the decision of the majority. If the men want the sal ary raises accorded them by the new char ter thirty-five or forty of their fellows must be discharged or they and every mem ber of the force must be laid off for a ccuple of months without pay. The only ay of keeping the present force Intact and at work throughout the year Is for the officers to decline the proffered raise of pay. Butler Between Two Hot Fires City Clerk Will Be Storm Center, No Matter What Action He Takes. City Clerk Dan B. Butler Is between two fires. No matter which way he mny decide as regards placing the names of candidates for the Board of Fire and Police Commis sioners and for city engineer on the voting machines he will be made the pivot of ac tions in court. His attempt to hide be hind the city legal department will not save him, for the advice which that depart ment will give will have nq effect and the city clerk will either be -enjoined or halod into court on mandamus proceedings. If the city clerk decides to .place on the voting machines the names pf those candi dates endorsed by the two leading parties and nominated by them to fill the vacan cies of the tickets, the Anti-Saloon league will go to court and ask Jor an Injunction restraining him from putting the names on the machines. On the other hand, If the clerk refuses to put the. names on the tra chlnes, then the democrats,' and possibly the republicans as wclljrtl go ,to court and ask for a writ, of, .manilamua compet ing him to put the names 'on the machines. 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World's Dispensary Medical Association, Proprietors, R. V. Pierce, M. D., President. Buffalo. N. Pressmen Will Bring Thousand Convention in Jane Will Draw Union Members from Various Sections, "Our convention will bring at least 1,000 persons to Omaha. Jor a week's visit," as serted A. O. Sonntag of Chicago Tuesday. Mr. Sonntag Is an organizer for the In ternational Printing Pressmen's union, which will meet In convention In Omaha June 21 to X Inclusive. ' "Excursions from Lincoln, St. Joseph and Sioux Falls are being worked up, and the total number of visitors may go above tha number I have mentioned. "There are many questions to come up for discussion, but there Is no single problem of supreme Importance to be act tied," said Mr. Sonntag. "The Rome has been determined on as headquarters, and meetings will be conducted In a hall in the hotel building." Mr. Sonntag' is here working with the local pommlttee on arrangements, which Includes E. M. Birch, chairman; W, G. Keckel, Charles A. Rles, U Hall. F. J. Pechota, Charles Wolf and J. Rlner. "We meet too early for, the daylight bill to have any effect on us," said Sonntag, "but It would not make any difference anyhow." REMAINS OF INFANT FOUND Members af Bodr Picked I p la Al ley, Where They Were Wrapped la Paper. Wrapped loosely In a piece of an Omaha newspaper dated April 17, the dried and shriveled limbs of an Infant were found early Tuesday morning in the alley behind the Olds Gas Engine company's Btoreroom and garage, 1018 Farnam street. W. L. Brown, a colored man who lives at 8 South Twenty-fourth street, first found the package, which contained thighs, hands, upper arms and a left foot. Notic ing one of the tiny hands, dried and blue with exposure, lying outside of the parcel In the dirt of the alley. Brown Investigated, with the discovery that an Infant had been partially dissected. Police Surgeon Barbour stated, after ex amining the limbs, that; the Infant was about a week old. Army News No definite intormatlon has yet been re ceived at army headquarters in Omaha of the data of the arrival of the Instructors In aeronautics at Fort Omaha. First Lieutenant Maurice Buchsbaum of the medical reserve corps af Fort D. A. Russell, has been ordered to Fort Mac kenzie, Wo., for temporary duty during the absence on leave of Captain O. Q. Brown of the medical corps. Captain L. B. Simonds. who has Just been relieved from four years' detail in the subsistence department, has arrived In Omaha for assignment to line duty with the Sixteenth Infantry at Fort Crook. If you have backacha and urinary troub les jroa should Uks Fclay'a Kidney R.rn. dy to strengthen and build up tha kid neys so they m-lll act properly, as a serious kidney trouble may develop. Sold by ail , druggists. ' v 1 J I , N .. , ' y ; i "J Y - - vv v , f Mr. A. A. Gr&h&m of 181 N. 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Accordingly he thought ho ought to be excused. Attorneys on either side had a sneaking suspicion that Robinson wouid not mind being excused anyhow. County Attorney KngllHh and J. W. Macfarland, for the de fense, then went Into conference in the Judge's private room and English finally decided to let Robinson stay on, as to go back to his number In Jury impanelling would throw out all who had been accepted after him. The decision did not, of course, make the defense peevish, as Robinson Is so com mitted that he cannot, with consistency, favor a severer penalty than life Imprison ment In the event Brown Is determined guilty. The men selected for the Jury are A. E. Kelley, W. M. Carpenter, W. G. Robinson, W. V. Bailey, John Glbbs, Gus I.ange, T. Schmidt. Kdwln Hug. Teter Walstrom, T. U Combs and B. F. Bell. Solomon Gets Boy for Birthday County Comptroller is Presented with Son on Day He is Forty-Two. County Comptroller E. G. Solomon held two celebrations Tuesday. 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The question ' to be ruled on Is simply whether the appeal from the decision of County Judge Leslie was made in a legal way. This decision will, of course, deter mine whether the case la to be fought on from this point. If the appeal should be held Invalid the validity of the bequest Itself to tha Work ing Girls' home cannot come up In district court, although the supreme court could, of course, be appealed on this point. BRIAN IS BONDED IN OMAHA State Treasurer ' Gets His Heearitr la One of the Local Corn paalea. State Treasurer Brian' will be bonded st home Instead of abroad and by an Omaha company. A check for $5,000 waa received Tuesday by tha National Fidelity and Casualty company to pay tha fee for a, $1,000,000 bond furnished by the state treas urer. This Is probably the largest bond ever Issued by a home company. IrMWrWM ..,.,. I !.,! i .. . j . . J i. ,i 11 .... s Gold Dust, the greatest friend that the American housewife-has today. 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