Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 21, 1909, Page 5, Image 5

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Packers and Others Want CongTeu to
Develop Vaat Industry.
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
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
"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
"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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Butler Between
Two Hot Fires
City Clerk Will Be Storm Center, No
Matter What Action He
City Clerk Dan B. Butler Is between two
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.
Nervous and Generally Run Down
A Badge of Honesty
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President. Buffalo. N.
Pressmen Will
Bring Thousand
Convention in Jane Will Draw Union
Members from Various
"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
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
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Henry Brown
Will Not Hang
for White's Death
One of His Jurori Remembers that
He is Opposed to Capital
Henry Brown will not stretch hemp .for
the murder of Sam White, as an unforeseen
event .upset the calculations of the prose
cution Tuesday morring.
J. W. Robinson, a real estate dealer ac
cepted as the seventh Juror, waved his
hands wildly at the court Just before Dis
trict Clerk Robert Smith was about to
swear the Jury. Robinson stepped up to the
bench and Informed Judge Sears that he
had misunderstood1 questions put to him
and thai he had unshakable prejudice
against capital punishment. 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
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.
It was his forty-second birthday and, as
is customary, he observed the day In fit
ting stylo. The second celebration waa the
result of a birthday present, a fine baby
boy. The youngBter Is husky and la doing
People past middle life usually have soma
kidney or bladder disorder that saps tha
vitality, which Is naturally lower in old
age. Foley's Kidney Remedy corrects
urinary troubles, stimulates the kidneys,
and restores strength and vigor. It cures
uric acid troubles by strengthening the kid
neys so they will strain out the urlo acid
that settles In the muscles and Joints, caus
ing rheumatism. Sold by all druggists.
Decision in
Crcighton Case
Euling on Will Appeal ii to
Be Handed Sown Wednesday
by Three Judges.
A decision In the Crelghton will appeal
will be handed down Wednesday by the
three Judges of the equity branch of dis
trict court who heard arguments soma days
ago. .
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.
State Treasurer ' Gets His Heearitr la
One of the Local Corn
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.
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