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The Omaha Sunday Bee. fwlTfli
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VOL. XXXIXNO. 4.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 11, 1909.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
Clearing White Goods
These new prices makes it wise economy to buy for future
use if not in present need. Such goods rarely need a price reduc
tion, but a Bennett clearing is a real one and few goods escape.
Fine 60c Mercerized White Goods Check and stripe batiste, lawns and
mulla wonderful variety all 60c llnea, Bale 1C.
Mulla, Lawns, 8wlsse, Batiste 0c, 26c and 29c goods, a lot that U
, Jutt a little massed thrown out on tale table. IOC
424nch Sf Island Kainaook Thla la
July aale price, per bolt, 12 yards,
Bleached Tafcle Damasks, all pure
linen. 64 Inches wide, fine line,
choice pattern, fooda worth J A.,
to 65a, aale price "V"
174nch Crash Tneswllns; . Cm
Good weight and auailty, yd. . "2
July Sale Muslin Garments
We have made big purchases of Muslin Undergarments
from a maker anxious to realize money. " He took a big loss of
course. Now we are putting them out in the July clearance, in
some cases as low as nail.
75 Dosen Ooreet Oorere Dainty,
new stylea, richly trimmed lacea.
embroideries and rlbbona a dosen
styles, all 60c garment; for 25
80 Dozes Drawer Made of best
material, some with Jace flounce,
some of embroidery and ribbon, 89o
and 50c values; sale price. . , .25
Gowns, Combinations and Chemise
All on one big table, all perfect new
and fresh, elaborate 21.76 stylea, on
sale at 81.0Q
1.75 Skirts $1.00 Ten stylea, limue
of good materials, lace and embroid
ery flounces; f 1.75 valuea; clearing
price : $1.00
You'll appreciate the
Ankle Strap Feature."
And 'ft Glimpie of Solly at Hii
MR. HAWKINS ON MANY TOPICS
Londoa's Parks and Hew York's Lack
' of .If kirni T Asserleaa Invasion
' After Dloarr Bpoaklaa; of
LONDON, July t Anthony Hope Hawk
Ins has just completed a new book, which
Is in ths hands of his publishers and will
be brought out at ths beginning of next
yrsr. It la a work. that dralt with London
life of ths present dy, has a polltloal and
social clement and moves with ths cats
and celerity that 'the literary traffic laws
of the Prttleh empire demand.
Ton sink Into ths capacious depths of a
big leather chair the color of a book worm
as your, question concerning the book la
being answered. There Is a sparkle In ths
blue-gray eyes of Mr. Hawkins as he refers
to his new novel, which promises a sur
prise at least, and he cheers you with the
Information that he Is not going to try to
dramatise It as he does not believe In the
. "The groove In which the mind of the
. writer of novels moves is not the same as
that used by the dramatle author," says
Mr. Hawkins. "Of course all authors
would like to write plays, would they not.
but only a. few succeed, and It Is always
a surprise to the rest when this success Is
"Ore might get out a book and after a
long. Interval a play, but to work on the
two simultaneously, or having completed a
novel to turn about and work It over Im
mediately In a dramatle form la a most
surprising bit of Utererary legerdemain. Is
"Personally, I can hardly grasp the fact
of Its being possible, but as I know it Is
dons I must admit that others have a
faculty that has perhaps been denied me,
must I not?"
Wkoro Hawkins Uvea.
The chat about bis forthcoming book Is
the teglnnlng ot an Interview with Mr.
Hawkins at his home in Bedford Square,
London. It la a part of London which has
vmansged to preservs Its Individuality, al
though workmen are busy tn ths neighbor
hood tearing down and remodelling plo
turesque old houses.
Tom are glad to have a chance to remark
that New Tork Is not ths only city that
has a childish and unreasoning delight la
destroying landmarks, and begin to say
a, but before you get far along Mr. Hawk
Ins manages deftly to Insert the London
er's prejudloe against ths admission of any
real reasoa for New Tort's extsteooe on
the eosmle map. It Is Inset with more
taot and subtlety than these of moat of his
. eootegiporartee show and ends with a la
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29c bleached Sheeting,
12 Vic and 15c Pillow
at 9 end 10
$1.00 Bleached Bheeta, made of N. Y.
mills muslin, 81i90, for 69
69c Sheeta for single beds. 72x90
Inch, aale price 30
91 .00 Gowns BOo High neck and low
slipovers, wide lace and ribbon
yokee, fine 1.00 stylea, for.. 5
Nainsook Gowns and Combinations
Oowns have low neck and short
sleeves, handsomely trimmed, $1.76
garments, at 91.25
Muslin Bkirte Another big lot of
auperb stylea, $2.00 values, $1.25
Gowns, Skirts and Combination
Our better llnea are about a third
under value, at 31 .50. $2.25
92.75. 93.50 - 94.50
Prince Slips Dainty lace trimmed
effects, to wear under thin dresses;
white, pink, blue,- etc., at 91.75.
92.25. 92.75. 93.50. 94.50
Commencing Tomorrow, China Dept.
TOY A DOZEN TODAY
Plriui, doc. Quarts, dos. V Gal., dos.
90c $1:10 '$1.35.
ment that ths capital of American wealth
and energy should not be better provided
with parks like that ot Bedford Square
London In this respect being especially rich.
"I was talking with a nice chap last week
who had Just sailed over London In a bal
loon," he said. "He was up about 2.000 feet.
not far, you know; and at that height he
said London looked like a great, groen park.
It must have been a beautiful sight and
really opens your eyes toi the fact that
there Is a tremendous lot of space glvsn
up to these enclosures. I suppose wou will
have them some day, for no city can be
really beautiful without, but It will be a
long time." ....
The reference to New Tork recalls the
fact - that Mr. Hawkins has not been a
"It Is six years and then I was hurried.
he said In reply to the suggestion. "Am I
anticipating a return soonT Oh, I don't
think so; it Is so far, you know, and ao
A boat ftettlno; Married.
. "Why every other married woman you
meet Is an American," he went on refer
ting to the American invasion as it Is
called in London. "I wonder why they do
It. Marry Englishmen especially, as they
all admit that we don't make good hue
Tou suggsst that It may be done tn a
missionary spirit and Mr. Hawkins pon
ders over the Idea for a moment.
"I can't credit that as a satisfying ex
planatlon." he says at length, "for they
have had so msny examples of the futility
of the effort. No, that can't be It. I wish
I knew. They are nover homesick, and
possibly there Is a clue In that If one bad
time to follow It out."
It la during the thoughtful moment that
you get your first critical glanoe at your
host He has an admirable background of
fine old prints and mahogany and fits Into
ths picture well. He Is a little older than
the Anthony Hope who found the romantic
kingdom of Zenda and peopled It with de
lightful "amalgams," as hs calls bis char
He Is a little more difficult to please,
perhaps, thsn the dlsrist who found among
the charming women of his acquaintance
the composite Polly. But experience, like
destiny, has shaped with clean-cut strokes,
and ths effect Is sn Interesting fsce, classi
fied without a moment's hesitation among
Wist Hs Looks Like.
He has ths nice, slouchy look of ths
Englishman who, no matter how busy he
may be, gives the Impression of unlimited
leisure, ' for the law of social London de
mands that yeu must act the hare and look
the tortoise. - There are certain peculiarities
of dress which are charactsrtstlc, the coffee-colored
waistcoat, the loose bow-shaped
tie and the high collar wtth a broad gap
tn front, which has from time Immemorial
appealed tremendously to literary workers.
Mr. Hawkins admits that he tries to keep
la close touch with matters on the other
Side of the oeean and sees every year a de
cided change In the reciprocal relations.
'1 mean that you buy less of us In ' ths
book line and we buy less of you." hs says.
"I don't knew ths reasoa for this, nat
urally, but 1 should. If I had to make a
a very durable fabric.
$2.98, per yard
J 4k H lfialisl
afT,.., 'Q AJkwHK
Fine large1 ones,
bound In black
covwrs. hold 100
July Clearing Sales
Silks, Wash Goods, Embroideries
A veritable harvest for you, a lowering of prices without a precedent. Goods simply must
move and move quickly. Entire broken lines and odd pieces silks thrown out for clearance, re
gardless of losses.
6 Re, 05c and 75c Silks A great as
semblage of choice, desirable lines
reduced as we never bare before;
plain taffetas, fancy foulards, 27-
inch China Silks, solid
July sale price ,
Greatest of ah wash Goods Clearings Monday
Lot Fancy Linen Finished Saltings 20c quality, big
range of new patterns, mostly neat stripes, yard. . . .8
Madras and French Ginghams Choice, imported goods
regularly selling at 25c July sale price, yard.. 19
Domestic and Scotch Dress Ginghams Closing our en
tire stock, choice of 12 He, l&c and 20c lines . .10t
EMBROIDERIES 45-inch Skirt
Ing Very fine Swiss goods,
worth $1.60 a yard. They have
deep embroidery designs. An
astonishing bargain; Pfl
clearing at OmfO
First Quality Enamelware Clear
ing at One-Third Actual Value
These are not seconds, bnt perfect goods we are dis
continuing, ot- rather changing color of next lot; so will
cloee these like. this:
4c Tea or 'Coffee Pots B9e
Tic Tea or , Coffee Pots SOe
78o Teevor Coffee PoU 8Bo
lOo . Preserving Kettles. .10o.
49c Preserving Kettles. lo
$1.S8 Preserving- Kettles 880
Also many other- utensils
all reduced in proportion.
rough guess, attribute It to the faot that
each country, as time goes on, becomes
more and more satisfied with Its own lit
erary output and Its own methods of pro
duction, and Is In consequence lass de
pendent On the other.
' "I think if you will make a study of the
bookstalls in your own city even you wilt
see there year by year more books on
purely American' subjects, and this, ' of
course, affeo'.s the market here, or would
If ws, foo,, did noi become more Inclined
to buy iit' own Motion, which helps to bal
Bewards of an Author.
There is a discussion now going on over
the proposed change of the method of
bringing out cheap editions of popular
books, and It led Mr. Hawkins to speak of
the rewards of authors. He said:
"At present ths 7-penny edition Is
brought out two yesrs after the first
editions, the usual "-shilling kind, and ths
publishers want to make the Interval
longer, five years. It is certainly very
complimentary of them to Insinuate that
our books may keep tn favor that long,
but we authors are, perhaps, more modest
or more prophetic. At any rate, I think
the two-year limit would suit the majority,
as It does now.
"To suggest that anybody might want
ona ot our books enough to buy It after
an Interval of five yards seems almost
like setting out to write for Immortality,
,doea It not? Do you think anybody aver
did that, by the way?
"The question is often aeked and the
sssertion made that authors do not write
now as tbsy did In the older times for
posterity. I doubt if they ever did. Dr.
Johnson, you know, who had a fine prac
tical mind, who was a modern of ths mod
erns, said, I believe, that a man did his
best work when he was pressed by ths
necessity for bread and buttsr, and I don't
think ths author today Is any different
from the author of hla vision.
War Bo a. Writer f
"We have got to work to live and we
choose the literary profession because It
pleases us better than any other, and
each to bis metier, you srnow. I don't
think the belief in Immortality of the work
has ever been or will be ever a motive
force In the making of books. Tou don't
credit the fact that Addison, writing for
ths Spectator, ever foresaw an immortality
for hla writings kept alive by the fur
therance of the schoolmasters. Not at all.
"Tou taks a man like George Meredith,
a great writer, yet who can say what the
fate of his work la going to be? If it
had been known with any degree of deft'
nltenass possibly the decree of the dean
ot Westmlnstsr In regard to his burial
might have been different.
"Do I think It would have been? That
Is a difficult question, but, of course. It
Is ons of the subjects of interest for ths
author here to discuss, Tbs position of
the dean la auch that he does not have
to explain a happy place In the world. Is
It not? and be baa vary wisely adhered
to his privilege. The general opinion la, I
believe, that while Meredith had a large
following and was greatly admired, par
ticularly among the cultured classes, hs
wss not really what you would call a great
national foroe la literature, and that may
K CliOSE TVESTAVS 1 O'CLOCK
l.G HLY AND Al'Gl'ST.
91.00 and $1.23 Pongees, Shantungs
and foulards, the cream of the year 'a
most popular silks, all the choice
colors too. The correct materials
for suit dreeses, etc..
Also a lot of black
1.25 Wash Silks,
EMBROIDERIES AUovera at a
W Exquisite allover goods of
very fine quality, for dresses,
waists, etc. Two lots, worth
$1.60 and $1; our July XCI
clearing price, yd., 59c andC
890 else, clearing at.... B0
79o sire, clearing at o
Butt .Hangers, for full suit,
And 10 Stamps.
Scrub Brushes, all kinds lOo
And 10 Stamps.
Bread Boxes. 7Sc slse for 9So
Gloves and Mitts
These are Goldsmith, Cin
cinnati, made goods, and
are of the best.
' Clearing Monday. .
$1.00 Glove or Mitt. . .76c
11.50 Glove or Mitt. 91.00
12.00 Qlove or Mitt. 91.60
$1.60 Glove or Mitt. 92.00
be the reason he was excluded from the
"There was absolutely no hesitation
when Irving died, no agitation In regard
to .possibilities and probabilities. The
family was notified at once that he would
be burled tn Westminister, bur of course
with Irving there was but the one great
unanimous voice from all parts of the
"The censor?" Mr. Hawkins laughs
heartily, the ready laugh which accom
panies a coeversatlon more vivacious In
expression than that of the typical
Englishman's. "Well, if the London
censor exercised his prerogative in regard
to books as weft as plays' we would all
go out of the profession.
"There Is a great deal of pressure being
brought to bear, I understand, to abolish
his office entirely, but as ths managers
seem to want him to remain It will probably
be difficult. They believe, whether lightly
or wrongly I cannot say, that' his opinion
Is. worth something and frequently saves
thsnj money and as long as they are satis
fied with a police estimate rather than an
artistic and the great Inarticulate public
is not heard from the London censor
will probably remain as a very distinct
power In the dramatic world, with the
consequence that a great many poor
plays that make money will be produced
and a great many good ones that might
prove flnanoial failures will be kept off."
Comparison of H amor.
A reference to the comparative merits
of English and American humor led Mr.
Hawkins to discuss the after dinner
speechea of the two nations. He said:
"The American humor seems to me to
be best described ' by ths Greek word
ioeloals,' which means , something like
exaggeration, although that Is not the
exact synonym. It Is anecdotal tn form,
too. Tou are a great nation of story
tellers, snd wherever one goes one Is told
funny stories. They sre not always new,
but they are always amusing.
"Tou have many more good after dinner
speaUers than we have, many more; but
again. It Is a form of amusement which
depends on ths success of the related
anecdote. I noticed when I was over
there traveling about and going to func
tions that a man would be called on with
out any preparation to make a speech
and If he could not say anything elss hs
could always get a laugh by some story
that he had on the tip of his tongue.
"After dinner speaking Is a more serious
matter wtth us, and It la pointed with a
sort of happy phrasing, a humorous de
duction from dry facts. The aneodote as
you know It Is rarely heard, and I am not
sure that It Is especially appreciated In
"I observed at the tig lunoheon that was
given to Mark Twain alien he was over
hsre that his speech vaa n : anecdotal in
character. I dont remember tht he iVd
any stories at all, but It was a most amus
ing, humorous, laughable production all
the same and established his reputation at
once as an after dinner speaker.
"That function was prwidM 3vnr by Mr.
Blrrell. chief secretary for Ireland, who Is
one of the trio of famtus apeaV--s at big
dinner functions whom I recall at the mo
ment, the other two being Lord Rosebry
and Mr. Comyne Cut, but I doubt, even
The book of the
and absorbing ro
mance of the pres
86-lnrh Silk Coating Heavy semi
rough Shantungs and tussahs, 12
fashionable shades. These are fin
est 11.89 silks, cut from the piece.
We must sacrifice
them to clear
Egyptian Tissues Also all linen suitings, plain or fancy,
in almost any color -choice ot fabrics worth J 9c, 60c
and 69c sale price ......... 19s?
16c Batlstee Sheer' floral fabrics, all new, choice pat
EMBROIDERIES 80e Seta for
lftc 2,000 yards showy hand
loom embroidery match sets,
many dainty patterns are shown,
several widths, worth to &
89c; sale price 1JC
Bennett's Great Grocery
Monday's Best Specials
California Seedless Sultana Raisins, 12 ftc quality, lb. 7c
Poppy Condensed Milk, per can 10c 6 Stamps
Stuffed Olives, Mason quart Jar 80c- 20 Stamps
Hartley's Marmalade, Jar So
Bennett's Capitol Oatmeal, 1 lb. pkg. lie 10 Stamps
J. M. Pumpkin, per can .............. ,10c a Stamps
Mignonette Marrowfat Peas,,..'.. ,0c
Country Gentleman Corn, can'. ...lOo
Honey, Mason pint Jar 2So 10 Stamps
Bennett's Golden Coffee, lb 20c 30 Stamps
Bennett's Teas, assorted lb . .48c 60 Stamps
Lipton'a Teas, pound can a ,00c
Tea Sittings, per pound .... . .. . ..... . .18c 10 "Stamps
Tepee Salmon, per pound can .15c -10 Stamps
Imported Oil Sardines, 20c cans for ........... .16c-
Golden Harvest Bird Seed, 12c packages for ........8c
Mexican Chill Beans, pound for .. .8c
PHUNES Santa Clara Prunes, special best -12 c
quality, per pound' .'. '. ............ . ; . . .87
Beef, pound Jars ,
Soup, large can
with ther reputation In this respect. If any
one would have the temrl'y 'to call upun
them without giving thotn opportunity tor
preparation, as Is usual with us. '
As Mr. Hawkins eseuts you to h door
of 41 Bedford Square t natty hansxjni Is
Just driving up. There ir iv.i roses at
the horse's ears and -lio top is protected
with a canopy of ecru not UislIj is a
feminine visitor in a morn, ig gown of em
broidered muslin, with t picture hat. high
heels, a bunch of rose at hi lorsiiKe Mid
a long-stemmed parasol.
Furtively you watch her all tot. Bhe lifts
her ruffles alluringly and -raves an airy
signal. Her expression is not that of li e
London woman; it is too sophlatli'Sled,
without having lost the charm of the pro
vocative. It Is an expression that has no
nationality. Tou mu-mur t jour compan
ion the same word tliat she is murmuring
Not Guilty, Henry
Pleads in Silence
Alleged Wifs Murderer Standi Mats
. and Persists in Hii Crazy
Prank L. Henry stood mute with eye
dilated and mouth open when arraigned
before Police Judge Crawford this morning
on the charge of murder In the first de
gree, and offered no plea. His attorney,
td Morearty, also allowed the plea of not
guilty to be made by default, for neither
did he utter a word. Henry continues to act
like a craiy man, but the state insists It Is
ham. He will be glean a preliminary hear
ing Tuesday at ( a. m.
J. W. stringer,. KM North Eighteenth
street, an eye witness of ths tragedy,
whose written statement was secured by
the county attorney, "will be one of iho
inusi imporianc witnesses tor the state In
ths case," says County Attorney English.
"He tells of hearing Henry wrangling with
the woman, then beard him curse her when
he learned from whence the flowers cams,
and after that Stringer saw Henry draw
his gun and tire four shots at his wife."
It Is also said that ths police have found
other eye witnesses of ths shooting, who
will be used when the csss comes to trial
"Ths four accessories to Henry's escape,"
says County Attorney English, "are being
held In a sort of abeyance by my office.
As they have given us valuable informa
tion, I do not. now anticipate taking any
action against them."
GRAFF GETS A DISTINCTION
Principal of Hlgk School Eleetad See.
rotary Department of Bdaoev
tloa at J. B. A.
Dr. Davidson, superintendent of schools
m Omaha, wires from Denver that Prin
cipal Oraff of the high school has been,
elected secretary of the department of
secondary education by the National Edu
cational association at Denver,
Your Vacation Apparel
Two-Piece Wash Suits
One - Piece Wash Dresses
Dainty Lingerie Dresses
All Included in Dig
The second week of the July sales embraces
a broader variety of smart summer apparel than,
the first week afforded. It's a determined cut
ting down of stocks with vigorous price reduc
tions, such as you have rarely known.
One-Piece Dresses, $5.00
Doe en s and doiens of them, tn a world of
smart designs. Perfectly snug-fitting "
- garments, with high or low neck.
materials, fancy stripes, dots and
All new and select, values to
18.96, July Clearance price .
One-Piece House Dresses, St 25
Two hundred light colored percale dreeaes,
of good standard cloths and faat, wash
able colore. Stripe and figured effects,
trimmed with border, low cut square
neck. Great 12.00 valuea,
July Clearance price
Two-Piece Wash Suits
New York"! cleverest models, In linen,
repp and motor cloth, made with long
coats, trimmed with rare good taste, fully
twenty different stylea. Cool, stylish
vacation suits, worth $13.50
July Clearance price
Clearing Lingerie Dresses
For the more dress occasions, we shall of
fer in Monday's sales strikingly beautiful
lingerie frocks In white and light colors.
Each Is sumptuously trimmed with lace
and fine $12.60 value, July
Any Tailored Cloth Suit $10
And that means 125.00, $29.60, $36.00
and $45.00 suits, none were marked less.
Absolutely most desirable and fashionable
suits of this season, choice of colors or
- black:. Pick; any in stock, none V CI A
, excepted, July Clearance price .... P"
. . SUk0ne-Piece Dresses .
Silk Messallnea in plain colors; also fancy
silk Foulards, stunning styles. Never
before less than $25.00, ff C
aale nrice piJ
Out of Weeds at
Man With Scythe
Too Wet to Go Off Fourth, it Ex
plodes When Hit Steel Blade
Weed cutting is Just now a precarious
occupation, according to Perry Miller, a
tree trimmer who advertises himself as the
"human squirrel." Thta Is because many
fireworks on ths Fourth did not go off on
account of the wet westher and for the
further reason that sharp conflict . with
steel set them off now as easily as a
"I was scared plum out of my wits at
Twenty-eighth and Farnsm streets," said
Mr. Miller, "and thought at first that a
rattlesnake had got after me. I was bus
ily cutting a patch of weeds waist high,
when all of a sudden I heard a sputtering
and whining sound right beside me and
saw the weeds trembling where something
was crawling over the ground, and crawl
ing pretty blamed fast too. But pretty
soon the 'something' struck a rock and It
took an upward ahoot and I was surprised
to see a skyrocket soar Into the air, emit
ting a gallaxy of sparks. But that's not
"I kept working away, when all of a
sudden there was an awful boom and I
thought I had struck a dynamite bomb and
that my day had come. It proved to be
merely a torpedo, but It gave me a scare
Just the same. Tou see that bandaged
finger? Well, that was caused by getting
tangled up In a bunch of these little baby
firecrackers some younaler had lighted and
thrown across the atreet into the weeds,
only to have the fuse put out by the rain.
"It's a mighty ticklish Job, this one of
mine, at this time of the year. I newer
know what minute I'm going to stp on a
small-siied mine or have an eye put out
by a skyrocket."
SAYS GANG THAT KILLED
HUSBAND IS AFTER HER
Widow of Fred Mokrl, Shot on Way
to Trial, Tries to Coansalt
ST. LOUIS. Mo July 10 -Mrs. Fred
Mohrl. widow of a political feudist. Is re
covering In the city hospltsl from a bullet
wound fired last night with suicidal In
tent. Today she ssld she attempted to
forestall the polltloal gang which caused
her husband's death, tn killing her. by the
taking of hsr own life.
Mohrl was shot snd killed as he was
going to trial on the charge of killing
Samuel Toung. Thomas Kane, Mohri's
slayer la la Jail. William Wright was ao
oultted last week of shoot Ins Tnunt nrf
that same ntght he shot bis best friend.
A i tree Toeer. The shooting and killings
are a result of the efforts of a - noMtlrsl
gang to overcome the power of Its op
ponents, jars asr an kas contended the
aaaj; baa been trying to km has.
SEW SIDE OF. CLOSING LAW
It Cuti Earnings ' of Gai, Electrio
Light and Water Companies.
TOTAL LOSS PLACED AT $150,000
Abolition of Free 'Loach Tape the
Till of the Gas Company ' Also,
Accordion; to General Man
Approximately H60.000 per annu.n will be
cut from the earnings of the lighting and
water companies in Omaha through the
operation of the I o'clock closing lsw, ac
cording to the statements of officials of
The Omaba Electric Light and Power
company figures a loss of more than
JflO.000, the Omaha Gas" company figures
Its loss will be In excess of $50,000, and the
Omaha Water company's figures show that
Its receipts will drop off about $100 a day
or more than $3,O0O for the year.
These estimates of the three companies
are made from comparative figures for
the week the law has been in operation
and the tame week In otner years.
In addition to thess losses, the atreet
railway company believes it will suffer as
well by the operation of the law, but Sec
retary Leaissler said it would be Impossible
to make any estimate at this time, as bad
weather during tho week the law has
been enforced has naturally tended to out
down evening travel on the company's
cars. Wsather would have no effect oa
the lighting and water companies, on the
other hand, as the saloons would be
lighted and water would be used in them,
whether It rained or not
An official of the company made the
estimate tor the Omaha Electric Light and
Power company and while hs made a fig
ure of $60,000. said hs believed the loss to
his company would be considerably above
that than below It
"Saloons, you know, are bright wtth
light; about the most brilliantly lighted
places In the city," said this official, "and
when you cut off four houra Iik the even
ing and two hours In the morning you are
cutting down the receipts to beat the band.
Then, too, ths electrio saloon signs will
be cut out for the moat part as It would
be tantalising In the extreme to run an
Illuminated sign after 8 o'clock."
Manager Clabaugh of the Omaha Oas
company said that ths abolishment of the
free lunches In ths ssloons will affect his
company as well as the t o'clock closing
law, as ths free lunches are cooked over
"From ths last six days I figure our loss
will be at least $50,000 a year," said Mr.
"A good $100 a day will bs the loss to
the Omaha Water company," said Stock
ton Heth. "Much water Is used for 'chas
er.' In the toilets and for scrubbing out.
With the hours the saloon ta allowed to re
main open cut down as they hsve by the
new law ths amount of water which wlU
be used by them will be considerably Jess,
aleeriy all of th salinns nee tueUra,"
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