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TFIE BEE: OMAHA1, SATURDAY, JULY lfi, 1010.
TAX RATE ROUSES SOME IRE Canada Will Join
T T er m a-. C! -x r e-
Property Owner. Think They Am "itu ouiw lti
Saddled with Too HeiYj Burden. Rate Commission
BLAJIE IS PUT ON WATZS BOARD International Railroad Comraitte
with Supervisory Authority
Some tmr tfcat BeiM Levy Was
Itlak This Tear is Xo Hhh
to Follow It V So Strong;
Omaha owniri are rising la their wrath
Over All Linet.
WASHINGTON, July li.-An International
railroad commliwlon with supervisory
I authority over th railroads of ths United
States and Canada probably will be the re
at th proposed arg tax ),vr which the ,ult of ctlon tken uxl,Jr by th, vrn-
city council and the Boar r Ktluratlon I "" aiiiniiuni 01 vnairman man
again propones to load on the taxpayers Un Kn,PP the Interstate Commerce
of Omaha. This year It was announced Commission, as the representative of the
that It mas hitch becauna of the water united mates to confer with Hon. J. P.
Judgments. Now comes these bodies with Mab. chief of the railway comminelon of
the statement that the levy Is stain to Canada.
be as high as it was this year In spite The appointment of Judge Knapp and Mr.
of the Increased valuation on the property. Ma bee Is the result of a considerable period
Borne of the property owners express of correspondence and diplomatic Inter-
themselves In no uncertain terms on the charure between the United States and
matter. Canada. More than a year ago the subject
"It seems to me that property values was broached first In a letter from Mr.
have become saddled with an enormous Mabce to Judge Knapp. It was pointed out
burden of taxation In Omaha," declared C. that the Increasing trafflo between the
W. Hull of tbe Hull Coal company. "In United States and Canada would render
the light of that fact, the prospect of (u,i control over rates In the future more
Increased taxation for next year seems to difficult Unless some Joint aotlon was taken,
me alarming." - u w realised that the acquisition of
Mr. Hull explained he had not probed Canadian terminals by American roads and
deeply Into figures of the city's oblige- Am.ricn .j, and ,.,, by Cana-
tlons, but that he believed the Judicious niw., preMnUd er ,ncreaslng
use of money In tbe hands of tbe city jff tcuitioo.
Should be sufficient to fill all needs wUh- - ... , . i ,, .
necessity of Periodical boosting of to compel railway or express com-
eady oppressive tax l.vy. p bll.b Jolnt throUgn ntet to
Ilia as Caa Bo Dors. axid from point In tbe two countries. The
J. IL tiumont of Dumont Bon, real reasonableness of rates between polnu In
estate agent. Is one of those who thlnlt lnl, coUntry snd poinU In Canada also is
the tax rates arc far beyond the comfort . aue-uon of areat Imnortance to shiners.
and the good of property owners.
"Real estate taxes are up as high as
they can be borne," he said. "I don't know
what Is going to happen If the levy Is
made larger next year." .
"Omaha taxes are not any higher than
they out to be," says J. E. Ooorge, real
In order to determine any given question as
to rates that might arise It la necessary
for a shipper to Institute proceedings be
fore the Interstate Commerce Commission
and the Canadian Railway Commission, and
even the result la not satisfactory. The dif
ficulty precludes any Inquiry by existing
estate dealer. "The talk about high tax tribunals Into, the reasonableness of com-
eeiAS OAiitina wrstiloila ear n a t fi m a ha lei w ajrl rt a? 1
blnatlon through rates as applied to Inter
rates sounds foolish when Omaha la trying
to keep up' Its appearances as a city. We
need more money, more for lights and pave
ments and street cleaning and everything
else that make Omaha amount to any
thing. I believe in every man paying his
taxes and In a tax rate high enough to
give the public all the things It wants. If
Omaha people all paid their taxes and tbe
tax rate was reasonably high Omaha would
be a city at least of the third class. The Federal Court Ordered to Dispose of
same people woo complain about taxes are
Zion City Fight
Just the ones who try to get out of them
and are at the same time the first ones to
kick about the condition of our streets or
the lack of comfort In the city's accommo
dations for the public"
OMAHA IS BEING SURVEYED
Topographical Map Betas; Made to
Help Out Cir in Caso of
Bowie Estate for Seven Hundred
CHICAGO, July 16. Wilbur Glenn Vollva,
overseer of Zlon City, 111., protege and later
opponent of the late John Alexander
Dowie, religious leader, was placed In posi
tion to evontually .secure absolute control
of Zlon City and Its industries by a federal
court order today. This resulted when
Judge Kenesaw M. Iandla aooepted the bid
of a Chicago real estate firm for the assets
of the Dowie estate.
Guy I. Thomas, receiver of the estate,
waa ordered to dispose of It to tbe realty
Under a previous con-
COKXSOT BBCSS TOM MEW AJTD BOTH
To provide for future needs of the city's
aewnrsge system the elty engineer's of
fice has begun & survey which will be the
basts of a report to be published next
spring. All the levels and drainage and firm . for 1700,000.
other elements In the topographical char-1 tract tbe realty firm will transfer the e
actor of Omaha real estate will be taken tate to Voliva for $900,000. Of this sum
Into consideration, and when the report Vollva paid S&0.O0O at the time the contract
is finished City Engineer Craig can make waa drawn up and will be allowed eight
some estimate of the extensions and Ion- years In which to pay the balance of S0,-
provements that will soon be necessary. 000.
'The city must "take Into consideration," This action practically brings to an end
said Mr. Craig, "that there is a widespread a fight that has been forced of control of
movement In this country against the d)s- Zlon City fur, several years. In bitter op
charge of sewage into streams. The gov- poslttorito Vollva was tbe Zlon City In
crement may take It up at any time, parti- vestors' association, composed chiefly of
cularly . If the proposed national bureau Zlonltes. Members of the association
of health is established. The alternative wanted the Dowie estate held In trust for
to dumping sewage Into a running stream a long period of years to secure profits on
is to change its nature chemically by I increased land values.
treating It in big tanks before It Is dis
charged. This system takes out of It any
septic elements and makes It harmless.
Columbus, O.. has recently Installed a
system at a cost of several million dol
"This enormous expense Is Mie difficulty
with It as far as Omaha Is concerned, and
It will be a long time before ve could af
ford such an undertaking. The survey is
neoessary, however, to- prepare for any
emergency In extensions, which may be
needed at any time or the jvosalbllity of
legislation, which make our destruction of
Republicans in the First Approve
Pttyne-Aldrica Bill Say Bever
idge is Brilliant Orator.
BOONEVILLK. Ind., July lB.-Flrst d la
the sewage compulsory. It w.u. begun at tr,ct WUcang In convention here today
this season because there has Veen a slight
endorsed the Payne-Aldiich tariff act. The
lull In our office business heni. and there resolutions which Ignore Senator Bev-
have been opportunities for the force to rw" UKU" """. r.ier w n.m
take up some added undertaking.'
NO ELEVATOR HERE, EITHER
as a brilliant orator. Frank B. Posey of
Evansvllle waa nominated for congress
over John W. Brady of Princeton.
SMoaoora Chaase treat Library
Hall, bet Fia4 No Isprove-
-aa A real tragedy happened In tbe city hall
Thursday atlernoau. It was not heralded
with slow music nor did It occur In a dim
and hluJen cornsr. It was all open to the
to cur GRASSHOPPERS RUN
MANY CATTLE RANCHES
Droatfc la Northwest Threatens
Cattle smd Sheep Hes
.11 s a
This Half Price and July Clearing Sale
Now at fever heat at this popular every day sort of n store the people's store without any frills, who
keep faith with the people We're doing great things here these days and it would do your heart good, if only
to drop in and see the good-natured, hustling crowds who shoulder their way through these mighty assort
ments and appreciate the REAL values, and our efforts in placing before them the gems of the tailoring art at
EXACTLY HALF PRICE
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Every suit bought actually puts from $5 to $20 in your pocket and for true economy sake you ought not
to ignore this array of magnificent bargains.
$35 Suits at $17.50 $22 50 Suits at $11.25
$20 Suits at $10
$18 Suits at i.$9
$30 Suits at : ..$15
$25 Suits at .....$12.50
$15 Suits at $7.50
$12 Suits at $G
$10 Suits at
i , -1 ' -us".
You never in your Ufa saw the amount of straw
you can get here tomorrow for a mighty amall Invest
ment. Our cases are stacked with Straw Hata, and
they are the best straw stacks ever threshed, for they
yield only golden kernels
S. 00 Swiss and Bpllt Braids, (PT rn
$3.60. $3 and f 1.60 China Splits, Schenck. Mllans,
Lennlts, Yachts and Bo ft Braids.
12.00 and $1.50 Splits, Lennlts, Mllans, ffi An
etc., at pi.UU
11.25 and $1.00 Softs and Yachta.
$8.00, $7.00, $8.00 Genuine Panama Hats,
$6.00 Genuine Panama Hats, 3 50
$3.50 Genuine Panama Hats, . $200
Boys Straws in like
Como to Our
And make your selection of Shirts of the best known
makers. Think of the most popular makes you know of
and then come here and you will see and can buy shirts
bearing those famous makers' names. Look at our 15th
Street windows. All on display there.
Soft and Pleated Bosom
Shirts, worth to $1.60
and $1.75, at
Soft and Pleated Bosom
Shirts, worth up to
Every one a new Spring and Summer pattern and
style. Beat It to this sale.
Our Immense stock of Children's Wash
Ruta, reg-ardlsss of formsr cost or sclltna;.
dlvldcu into wo treat lots and specially
marked for tomorrow's selling-, at
85c and $1.45 .
Every popular material, style
and color Is In this superb col
lection, and parents should surely
"set busy" at this remarkable re
Midsummer Market Prices
Ignore Former Customs
WAfiHIKfJTOjr. July 15. Drouth In tho
uueor sort of Jayllht that finds a way l r,ha,..t .-nously affectlm the cattle
through tbe colored alasa skyllht ot the men lWtenlng them with great losses
l"' " - " and possibly with financial fuln. Tho lack
of rain and a scourge ot grasshoppers have'
r'or years the members of the Pioneers" oade(, a number of sheepgrowers of Mon
astoclatlon have beers holding their regular Una to niak, an urg.nt telegraphic appeal
meeting la ths publls library building. The t0 the forel!t BerVico that the Beartooth and
only drawback to their convenience was Abgaroka national forest reserves be
the lack of an elevator, but that was lin- thrown optn to the flocks. Associate For
portant. as climbing stairs is no delight to eBter Potter today telegraphed the district
pioneers In their Uieer days. Finally aXter torwW at Missoula, Mont., instructing him
much deliberation they decided to hold t0 off,r aU tn, r,ur possible without ln
thelr gatherings In the city hall. Thursdsy Jury t() tn tortmta.
afternoon was the fliM occasion. They Th, Besrtooth reserve already accom
rrlved on the first floor tired with having moa.u, U,M head of sheep and 110.000 are
crawled up the long atone stairway from M graid the Abroka. The cattle
the street. Then came ths tragedy. On men ,ivns ajoent to the reserves claim
each of the elevators hung a sign. ' Out of that lOO.Ou additional head can bo Installed
Order." Their surprise and chagrin, was 0n the ranges'. Secretary Wilson of the De
bitter and they found no adequate expres- partraent of Agriculture recently appealed
Sion for It. Nol one of the few Who Still ta the railroad liomDanics to rive the aheen-
persisted and cllmbetf the stairs to th n,en In Montana special rate in order to
nieeiii. room had the courage to speak of permit of the movement of starving sheep
to better rang. He also authorized an
Increase of 14,700 head of sheep In the Col
vule forest la Washington.
SUNDAY DINNER MENU.
Cream of Carrot Soup
Braised Sweetbreads with Mushroom Sauce
Browned Potatoes Green Peas
Lettuce Erg- Salad, Water Lily Shape
Pineapple Fillets da Vent
Coffee . s ' f
Pineapples Fillets de Vent White' of one
esg, six ounces of powdered sugar, flavor
with vanilla; stir together until thlek as
Icing. Drop on paper and bake In slow oven.
When baked fill with cut up pineapple and
The dealers themselves a res to this way
of describing the present season, therefore.
the consumer 'certainly Is at liberty to
Indulge la the exclamation. Extraordinary,
translated, means that though the pinnacle
of midsummer has been reached and passed,
by tho year, tho garden stuff and dairy
products have not recogKlsed the fact, or
at least have not shown their recognition
by any change In price. This is unusual, ex
traordinary. Peaches have fulfilled the wholesalers'
promise and are now on tho market tn
large quantities, good Qualities and quite
at the command of the preserver. They sell
at 20 cents a doien, or 76 and 8S cents for
a four box orate, or $2.25 a bushel.
Tart cherries are also present locally tn
good numbers and waiting the purchase of
the eanner; 20 cents a box.
In the story of the other fruit there is
little chance: pears, $6 cents a dosen; black
berries, t boxes for 36 cents; red rasp
berries, 15 cents a pint; green apples. 60
cents a peck; pie plant B ctnts a bunch;
oranges, 40. GO and 00 cents a dosen;
bananas, IS to SO cents a dosen; canteloupes.
10, 15 and 20 cents; watermelons. SO, 40 and
Green corn will soon be installed In It
the one thing that they ail were thinking
of. boms thougnis ars too deep for words.
OPPOSE PARCELS POST
Aalioaal Retell Hardware Dealers
I'aaa Iteaolatloa Statlas; Systems
Weald Destroy Competltlea.
PKKVER, July 15. With the snlectlon of
Lit lie Hock, Ark., a the next meeting
place and with the election of officers the
convention of the National Retail Hard
ware association adjourned today. IL L.
SELLERS OF ALCOHOLIC
MEDICINES MUST PAY NOW
Two lfaadreel Prestoratloos noaaea
Whir Come Vmdev ufsntl
WASHINGTON, July li-Sectlons of the
country which receive their lntoxlcstlng
stimulants In the guise cf perfumes.
Mc.Vamara of Janesville. Wis., waa chosen essences, medicines or drugs were delivered
president and M. L Corey of Argos. Ind.. a body blow today by Commissioner Cabell
was elected secretary. The convention went of Internal revenue bureau, who gave
on record as opposed to parrels post, jl I out a list of more then 2U) preparations
resolution on the subject, unsnlmously which hereafter may be labeled by drug
adouted. characterised such a si-stem u Stores only alter me government uquoi
destructive to proper competitive trade. I license Is paid.
Treasury department omciai say tney
Wanted Two copies of The Weekly Bee I believed that many of these preparations
of May IS, 1910. Please leave at business I aere concocted mainly for sale in "dry
office. territory," where the prohibition laws made
It Impossible to obtain legally anything
"' rersalta., m!lh iinuor flavor.
--. r -I atl 4 a 1 ..... M I
r rm n tvri". mv-auu lurfi. rn ma i . . - .a - ,
dwelling. tt.K; St. I'hllomena's church cor- " ' I ' ,, ,
luratiun. ouin ruieentn street. I v. uuro
brick store. t!l.i; Mri.Iu Nelson, Vli half of whom pay the 1JS yearly special
tax whtoih pertnrts them to sell tbe prepa
rations Involved. Other stores which con
tinue to vend these mixtures will now be
". Ohio street, frame dwelling. !.0uJ,
Waste saaday Uasae.
Tha I'kIdii Ktock Tarda Base Ball team
a vn y anxiuua to book a game for tiunday I required to pay the tax and the United
nvahere. Wire or phnue U. 8. Kenned v.
manager, I'hune hl IMi. Ind. V l&H, South
i States treasury wtir be enriched acoord-
rlrbtfull ruling place In the summer menu,
for It is becoming more plentiful and
oheaper. It Is now 20 and 25 cents a dosen.
Head lettuce continues scarce and, sells
for 10 and 16 cents; leaf lettuce Is two
bunches for I cents. '
A novelty In the local market is the
Savoy, or English cab bate, which la used
in the same way American cabbage is, but
which looks quite different. It Is a darker
green and the leaves are crinkled, resemb
ling somewhat tha leaves of lettuce. It
sella for 10 cents a head. The ordinary
cabbage Is 6 and 10 cents a head. An
other vegetable treat In store for some
wideawake marketer is' asparagus, a small
amount of tender homegrown stuff being
offered by one of the markets. Parsnips,
too, are in the market, selling for 40 cents
Celery is S and 10 cents a bunch and of
Improved quality. Tomatoes are Improv
ing; and sell at 10 and 15 cents a pound, or
45 cents a basket. Beans are 10 cents a
quart, or three for 25 cents. Green peas
sell for 10 cents a quart, two quarts for
15 or three for 25 cents.
Cauliflower Is 15 and 2b cents a head;
carrots two bunches for i cents; cucumbers
10 cents; peppers t cents each; beets two
bunches for I cents.
Sweetbreads, which for many furnish a
delicious variation to the Sunday dlpner
chicken, sell beef sweetbreads for 40 cents
and veal for 00 cents a pound White fish,
black bass and lake trout are 20, 10 and
20 cents, respectively.
In poultry prices there Is slight change.
The wholesale prices are: Hens, 15 cents;
roosters, 10 cents; geese, 15 cents; old
ducks, U cents; young ducks, 20 cents;
turkeys, 24 cents; broilers, 25 cents; pig
eons, 2150; squabs, 23 and tS.C0.
Eggs continue to retail at 24 cents a
dossn; butter at 24, 28 and 30 cents a pound.
jtf&iSti aW.MwwjSMaa .jam ipy im g; f
ill bP k
WHAT THE AMERICANS EAT
A rrench. Woajtaa. Asks mm AsaerleM
Toovist Some JatereaUa; (!
, tioaa oat tho S object.
'Tell me. do people still eat pie In Amer
ica T" asked the Frenchwoman In the train
a fat jolly lady, somewhat beyond middle
aae. who gased at everyone and everything
"Why. of courss! Lots of them! Apple
pies and peach pies and pumpkin plea and
mince pies, and goodness knows how many
other kinds of pies."
"Really" she exclaimed, "I am so glad
to hear it Why? Oh, for no particular
reason, only I used to be very fond of pie.
You see I was In the Cnlted States a very
long time ago mors than forty years alio.
Thlnkl There must have been some ohanges
there since then. I was in St. Louis, lived
there tor three years, for that matter. I
liked It rather wall, but I prefer Paris.
And then I never could learn English. That
sort of hampered me, you know. We lost
all our money and had to coma back te
Paris. Oh, it was Just as well, I guess.
But tell me, do they stlU eat strawberries
and cream?" she queried anxiously.
"Oh, yes and thsy drink Ice cream soda."
"What Is that? They did not have It
when I was there. But I know American
cocoa. What makes It so much better than
all other cocoa? For years after 1 came
back frum America I tried to get cocoa like
I had In St. Loula, but," she shrugged her
shoulders, "I never found it But how I
liked my American cocoa!
"But there's one thing- you miss In ths
United States, though. Well, you don't miss
It I suppose, for you've never had, but
you lose a good deal by not knowing It
It's very good." "What is It?" "I don't
know how to explain It to you. Tou wouldn't
understand. Are you master of all the In
tricacies of French? I don't know what the
word ts In English. In French It is chou
flour." "Cauliflower? Tou can't mean cauli
flower? Tou must be thinking of something
" I mean choufleur, tbe flower of the cab
bage, the white cluster surrounded by cab
bage leaves. Don't tell me you have seen
some! Where? In France?"
"In America; of course! We have loads
of It there!"
"Tou don't say! Tou've got cauliflower
In ' America! ' Dear me; how tiroes do
change! Whan I was there. It was un
known. Ah, mademoiselle, you can't think
how glad I am to have had this talk about
the United States! I am so Interested in
these great changes. Dear, dear me, how
different everything must be now!'-New
Tork Evening Post.
What's tha ssa cf drain
ing that already hard
worked purse when
"Basement" shoes pass
muster with critics, at,
but she wore that "shoes
cost" more - these - days
sort of a frown before she
placed her faith in Basc
ment" shoes and "Base"
Before the advent of the "Base
ment'' she submitted gracefully
to the high price tags at the
usual shod st s, because she
But now she trips in styles and
leathers just as good at $1.95
and $2.45 because she knows
What better off are yon
to contribute more mon
ey to some other concern
when the best "Base
ment" shoes are
322 South 16th Street
POPCORN PILES UP A FORTUNE
Ferseelasr Iowa Farmer Starts a
Profitable I4atry aad Boosts
A good many persons might be disposed
to look upon tbe industry of popcorn grow
ing as a smalt business. However, there is
a lot ot popcorn consumed In these United
Slates and somebody has to raise It else
the devotees thereof will experience a long
Tb,ee facts were realised a number of
years ago by an Iowa man, A. H. Reuber
by name, and he set about making a spe
cialty of popcorn. He planted twenty-five
acres to start with and the result was so
satisfactory that he steadily increased ths
slse of his crop from year to year. He
acquired mote land and planted more pop
corn and found no trouble In disposing ot
all he could raise at a good price.
Some of Mr. Reuber's neighbors observed
that he seemed to be making a good thing
out of his venture and they set about try
ing It on their own account By that time
Reuber had established a reputation as a
popcorn grower and was receiving more
oroers than he could fill, bo he bought the
crops of his neighbors as they matured.
People kept on geittng Interested In pop
corn until tbe Utile town of Ode boll, with
a population of only 1,800, claims to be the
popcorn center of the woriU. Lsi year
15,000,000 pounds were produced within a
radius of fifteen mile of the town and
more ot It Is being grown every year. Rau.
bar Is popcorn king and Odebolt Is bead
quarters for popcorn.
Tbe average profit of the crop Is said to
be about 200 to. the acre, though there are
Instances of larger profits being made. One
farmer near Odebolt received $3,780 for the
output of forty acres and others have done
approximately as well. In the meantime
Mr. Reuber is handling vast quantities of
the grain and Is encouraging all his farmer
friends to raise more of It as the demand is
constantly increasing. Popcorn has now
been introduced In Europe and tbe people
over there like it Foreign orders are piling
up at Odebolt and if the excitement keeps
up the whole state of Iowa is likely to
cetch the infection and go to raising pop
corn for the croaned heads, and for ths
crownless ones at home as well.
The farmer who adopts a specialty and
devotes thought and energy to it is a level
headed" man and will more than likely reap
the reward of his efforts. There Is more
money in a field ot popcorn well tended
than in a large volume and variety of
products which must needs suffer at times
for lack of proper cultivation. To onp who
would make farming a life vocation there
is a good deal In the career of Iowa's pop
corn king that may be profitably studied
and emulated.- Louisville Courier-Journal.
COURT ORDERS "TRIAL"
SEPARATION FOR COUPLE
Jada-e Says "Absence Makes the
Heart Grow Kooder" First
Case la ew York.
POUGHKEEP9IE. N. T., July 15.-IU the
supreme court Justice Morchauaer granted
Mrs. Elizabeth Burger a six mouths' separ
ation from her husband, Mortimer Burger,
a Staatsburgh machinist
The court remarked aa "Absence makes
the heart grow fonder," he would file an
order which cancels the separation after six
months, as he believed the couple would
; become re-unlted. It is said to be the first
case of iu kind in the slate.
Persistent Advertising is the Road te .11 g
Orchard & Wilhelm
qiq.l6-lS South 16th
Oak Dresser Round beveled French mirror, two large and
two small drawers'; regular price $35.00 July Sale Price,
Mahogany Finished Dresser
Large French beveled mirror.
Hag three drawers, wood kuobs
Regular price fssb.00, July gale
Drass Pern Dish
(Like cut), 7 a Inches acroea top
with lining, f-'olid brass dish In
brushed brass finish, worth
$1.25 each. Saturday special,
Two quart size plain turquoise
outsllde, white Inside, sells reg
ular for 4&c. Special for Satur
day only, each 10
I it- V
1.50 Cross Striped Curtains, In
all colors for summer, 45 inches
wide, 24 yards long. Special
Saturday, per pair -49
Special in Traveling
16-inch Fiber Matting Club Bag.
This is the lightest weight and
strongest bag made. 8ells reg
ular for t. 00. Our price for
Saturday only, each. .. .$1.38
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