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TELEPHONE BILL IS YETOED
GojernoT Sayi It beeki to Control and
' Monopolize Buiinesi.
ABROGATES EXISTING FRANCHISES
It Delrrnte Power to Railroad (dm.
mImIob to Aithorlir Mfrifn,
bat Hot to rrerrnt
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cr bill, no-id roll
Kt, hu b.n vetoed by Governor Aldrlch.
Ia hl veto messas Governor Aldrlch
sots forth his objection to the bill In posl
tls terrrui, declaring- itiat the provlalons
of the bill are In contravention of rights
acquired und:r exlsltlna; law.
Governor Aldrlch denounce the bill as
aeokitiir . to establishment a monopoly of
Ul telephones and telephone companies and
to prohibit new companies doing business
her an xchange is already aittabllahed.
Tho bill la assailed by the governor on
th ground that It Jeopardises tha rights of
minority stockholders, Jid confuses th
Authority of tha state railway commission.
Tha veto message follows:
"I am vetoing house roll No. B37, gener
ally known as the telephone merger bill,
eme It contains tha following objections:
rst it seeks t6 control and monopolize
telephones and telephone buslneas.
"BacondIt would prohibit the organisa
tion and operation of new companies any
placa In the Mate where any other company
was In existence.
"Third It abrogates existing franchises,
which Is contrary to tha fundamental law
of our land.
"Fourth It Jeopardizes the rights of the
minority stockholders of the selling com
panies and put them at tha mercy of the
"Fifth It permits a merger of two or
mora competing companies and then re
quires them after this Is done to go before
tho onmmlssinn and get Its iermlnlon
without. In the first Instance, getting the
right of the commission to merge.
"Sixth It does not delegate to the com
xnlaalon authority to prevent such a merger
"'Seventh Tha provision for physical con
I tiectVnn In section 4 la permissive only, and
"Eighth The first three serilons of said
i act are essentially a copy taken from dlf
i feront places 1n the railway commission
J law and make no now provision whatever.
( "So, then, this much of said act is ur
1 pluaage and, 'in fact. It may be said that
t there Is no new provision In this act that
squarely protects the rights of the publlo
' that has not already been provided for In
tho railway commission law.
. Obstacles to New Companies.
I "It will be seen that under tha provisions
' Hf tjiis section any company trying to or
Sta and do a telephone business Is met
the first place by the obstacle of having
a hearing before the railway commission
In-order to get a license to organise a com
pany. There tha applicant will b met by
tho stubborn and resourceful opposition of
tho monopoly with plenty of money behind
It. The commission mighty grant tha per
mit to organise and to build, but this would
Jiot bo final, for It could be taken to the
Courts and In this way great delay and ex
pense and annoyance would occur wherein
all of tha devious and artful wuys of a
Kllonaira , monopoly would b brought
play, and la thla way business would
tie) discouraged and tho further develop-
pnant of tho telephone business In th Stat
o effectually stopped.
"But thla la not all or th vie that there
section . tor It effectually abrogates
'Jtlng contracts, because It xpressly
ays that no license, permit, right or fran
phJs that mar bav been granted to any
losephouo company to contract, own or
bperate or control shall be permitted to
bperate without having first obtained a
bearing as aforesaid. Tills la certainly an
astounding situation and Is so absolutely
Illegal It 1 unreasonable that the mere
statement Is to mak an unanswerable
fcrarument against th precautions of this
et la unavoidably known and recognized
Past nothing la a law that ia about to be
anaotod or to become a law sine a con
timet was entered Into shall in any way
feo piniltted to annul, abrogate or In any
way yinterfer with any contract that ob-
ftVonld Eliminate Minority Interest.
"Then, to elaborate briefly upon the
Sonrth ohecUon, as 1 have staled. It will
fee noticed that this bill provides in detail
(hat when two-tlilrda of he stock la pur
chased by another telephone company, If
U minority stock is not for sale and will
pot accept the price sold for by the two
thirds stock, then this minority stock has
no frights and Its property becomes worth
ier w Thry are not oven permitted to go
iiixi court to protect themitelves.
"Much could b said to each one of these
Objections pointed out, but it la unneces
sary to make a complete and elaborate
argument. It occurs to me that ther Is
en absorbing theme in thin measure, to
wtt to take the necessary steps for a gen
ereV raise In telephone rates. This must
-jJ"! ue Oecause the one central thought
could prevent It, this is a cold-blooded
method of an absolute monopoly, and I
cannot myself approve of It.
"The objeston pointed out In No.
S herein Is so plainly and obviously
provided for In section 5 that It needs
no further discussion. It is plainly and
clearly slnted therein and that provision
of lutelf Is enough to withhold my official
approval of this measure.
"The objections pointed In No, h. 7 and S
need no further dernonstrstlon because
they are already plainly stated and pro- I
vlded for In the several sections of said
measure, and It takes no casuist or keen
analytical mind to discover and make
plain these objections, for they are there
In ordinary, concise, plain, everyday Eng
lish. "In withholding my official signature to
this measure, I am confronted with the
most difficult situation In many respects
that I have met In the consideration of all
of the many measures that I have passed
upon. I have been importuned and argued
and pleaded with to sign this measure by
many managers mid Interested parties in
various Independent telephone companies
from all over th state and th anxiety of
each seems to be that they are fearful of
being swallowed up by the Bell Telephone
company or some other large Independent
concern and thus lose their Investment. If
I could lend aid or assistance to this sort
of a situation and at th same tlm do my
full duty as chief executive to the public
at larg. I should be very glad to do so. I
think these people are unnecessarily
alarmed. The Independent companies per
formed a great service to th people of this
state. Absolute competition hu been en
Joyed by the public In this great enterprise
and if the time has come when om peti
tion must ceae, then it occurs to me that
a merger of all competing and parallel tel
ephone systems would not solve the prob
lem In any sense of the word. The only
method to pursue It seems to me Is to
bring the telephone system absolutely
under control of the railway commission
taw, which In effect It already Is. It will
not better any telephone system's condition
by having It placed at the meroy of a
stronger company by act of law."
"All experience Is that the results of a
monopoly ar simply to crush out th
weaker competitor. If this monopoly la
authorized and Justified by law,' then the
process of eliminating th weaker com
petitor becomes absolute and certain.
Poshed Through y Lobby,
'Then again this measure Is of more far-
reaching Importance than any which was
considered by th legislature Just ad
journed. When It first cam before that
body It was coolly and carefully delib
erated upon and exhaustively debated and
when th vote cam th essential provi
sion In that bill were defeated. At the
close of th legislature, when there waa
great presa of business and all waa ex
citement and no precaution or care was
taken, a powerful lobby appeared In be
half of this act, or measure and under the
whip and th spur of every conceivable
Influence that could be brought to bear,
this measure waa put through to final
success. Men who had voted against It in
the first Instance became supporters In
the second instance.
'Th reason for this It la not for me to
state, but suffice H to say that when this
measure waa passed It waa illy considered
and no less than eight members of this
legislature who supported th measure In
the second Instance cam to m personally
and asked me to veto this bill on the
gound that they did not understand Its
purports and effect. . On senator. In a
publlo hearing In my office, said that he
did not understand; and In fact did not
bailer that section t of thla measure was
In th bill at th tlm that h voted for
It; that If It had been ther he would not
bav given his vote as ha did.
Indicates a decision on the part of the
I'nlon Pnclflc to continue the cutoff from
North Platte to Medicine Bow, Wyo, The
construction of this line will give th vast
irrigated territory along the North Tlatte
river much better railroad facilities, placing
It within easy access to the markets of
Omaha and other eastern points, th need
of which has long been felt.
KEARNEY MAYOR FOR SALOONS
ew Official Recommends Issoe
Limited Nimkrr of I.lqaoe
KEARNEY. Neb.. April 12.-(0peclal.)-
Mayor J. V. Patterson, elected April 4 on
a nonpartisan ticket. In his speech to the
new council today noon recommended the
granting of saloon licenses to as many
ppllcants as complied with the law. Th
mayor said In part:
"Personally. I would prefer a limited
umber of saloons. From a license stand
point th saloons operated In the city dur
ing th last year gave little ground for
omplalnt. Th license sentiment has
shown such a surprisingly wonderful
growth during the loot year, the temper
ance element such an erratic. Indifferent
upport of the no-lloens policy, that I am
forced to conclude that th proper course
for you gentlemen Is to Issue license to all
responsible applicants who conform to the
There are now aeven saloon In Kearney
Msydr Patterson appointed E. C. Calkins
city attorney and Dr. C. K. Otbbona physl
clan for the approaching year. John
Trlndle was appointed "chief of police and
H. H. Porter chief of the fire department.
The other city officials ar to be named
The council voted a raise of salaries for
the city officials, In several case; Increas
ing th saUiy 60 per cent.
ot this entire act I to merge Into on man
agement or under one jjontroll all of the
telephone business of the state. It la In
teresting to note in any states of the. union
where the legislators are in evasion a bill
Ilk this or similar has been Introduced.
It was turned donn In Ohio, it was passed
In Indiana anil behind all of this move
ment Is the l'iei pont Morgan sndlcate.
who owns and controls the entire Hall sys
tem of this country together with the
Western I'n'.on telegraph system, and If
this effort of a general merger In all of
the stales succeeds, then we have in one
yndicHte th control of all the modern and
approved methods of communication, to
gether with th substance that la the wires
oner which .these communications ar
transmuted iv is Indeed a situation that
may well arouse to action the people of
thla entire state In a matter that so vitally
alects them as this.
Alms at torn pie te Control.
3t Is possible that thin syndicate may
vntually get complete control of fhe
whole telephone and te.eijraph systems of
tho stat. but I ill not feel justified in
oquleFcIng in spite of legtaUllon designed
to efe. tuate that object. ht. h was so
JiasMVr passed through l'tn house of the
leifj.atur after hnvmg been one con
sidered and rejected. In pu'of of th second
objections to Hi's ' t 1 .submit an exact
taopy of section &
"No license, permit, ikl.l or franchise
that may le been r maybe granted to
any telephone company to cotmtruct. own.
operate, matiae and control any tele
phone plant or equipment for furnishing
of telephone srrvlc In any municipality or
l.Wllty where thero-ls In operation a com
poViy engaged in furniahlng telephone serv
l, exercised by it without such
cy"any firt secur:ng from th commls
. .viiii-. Afir nubile hearing of
f Jflkil parties I. t ere t-d that the granting
' J V exercising of sieli license, permit, right
X or franchise is ir.-etsary and proper fr
tho public convenient e."
I ula-SHeode Nooopel.
1X aftsUol la previa: u&j f ifcla Ml
Connection Not CooiBoloorr.
"It Is tru that many members who sup
ported this bill believed that physical con
nection waa compulsory when a careful
examination of th act shows that such
Is not th case. So It Is fair to conclude
that If this measure had been fully and
completely considered in the second In
stance as It was In th first It would hav
met th same fat.
"This meaauro la altogether too lm
portant and th policy that It seeks to
fasten upon th state too serious and too
weighty to be thus hastily adopted.
"Nebraska has solved th railway prob
lem to th satisfaction of tho people and
of th comition carrier. It can and It will
solv Justly' the problem of telephone con
nectlons. No property rights will be In
jured and no unjust discriminations and
none of th freezing out process or great
financial loss will be permitted by the
people of thla stat through law makers
Th peopl will meet thla question squarely
and fairly and with good American sense
reach a result that will be as satisfactory
to th owners of telephone systems and to
the publlo a It did with the railways.
AJI latereata Will Bo Protected
"But It win not arrlv at this Just and
equitable conclusion by Jumping at results
or resorting to extreme. Ther is a great
Issue presented in this meaaur and it must
be calmly and coolly discussed with the
view at all times of doing th right thing
by all parties concerned.
"Tao years Is a short time, but It
long enough for a full and complete dis
cussion of this matter and when the legls
lature again convenes, If the telephon
merger is again to th front and need
something done to relieve the situation,
then the people will hav had an oppor
tunity to act Intelligently, because they
will have had the opportunity of knowing
and discussing this with all the facts and
claims of all interests concerned.
"This matter came up so suddenly and
without any previous thought that it would
be unjust to the public to press upon It
the kind of a policy provided for In this
measure, and it Is to that end that this
matter may be fully discussed, so that
Jostle will prevail that I withhold my
signature at this time and veto said meas
ure, house roll No. (37."
Boy Found Inconselons on Road
KEARNEY, Neb., April 12. (Special )
Glen Eickmeler, 18-year-old aon of Mr. and
Mrs. John Eickmeler of near Kearney, was
found lying unconscious in the road a half
mile from his home yesterday, with his
head cut and brulhed and the bicycle he
was riding bent and battered. He Was
taken home and up to a tat hour today
had not regained consciousness. From the
condition of 'the boy and the state of the
bicycle. It Is believed that he was struck
by a speeding automobile and authorities
are Investigating the case.
Ministers to Meet at Crete.
CRETE, Neb.. April 12. (SpeclaL)-The
Congregatlonallsts of th state ar plan
ning to hav a Congregational Ministers
retreat at Crete June 22-30. President O. 8.
Davis and Prof. F. G. Ward of the Chi
cago Theological seminary have been se
cured to give lectures. Board and lodging
will b furnished at Gaylord hall. For
recreation Crete has tennis courts, golf
link, base ball diamond, boating on the
Blue, river and shady walks and picnic
grounds. Doane college cloaes June 21.
TRUST OFHCIALS BANKRUPT
Involuntary Fetitioni Filed Against
Three Carnejrie Men.
CREDITORS MAKE FRAUD CHARGE
Liabilities Are rhrdled at Thirteen
nd a Half Millions and Asset
at One Million One Hun
dred Thousand Dollars.
NEW YORK. April 12. Three Involntary
petitions in bankruptcy aggregating I13.5O0.
0"0 were Tied here today against three offi
cers of th failed Carnegie Trust company.
now In the hands of the slat superinten
dent of banks.
The respondents are William J. Cummins,
one of th leading directors: Charles
Arthur Moore, Jr., and Martin J. Condon,
directors. Their financial status Is given In
the petitions as "Cummins, Ilabllitlest5,0n0,
flOO and assets, 4u0.000; Moore, liabilities
$2,000,000 and assets 1100.000; Condon liabili
ties, Iti.&OO.flno and assets, $,'i00.000. Payson
Merrill was named receiver for all three
under tha bonds of $1X),000.
But four petitioning creditors are named,
which Is all the law requires, but their
lawyers said that many more were asso
ciated with them. The creditors who ap
Attempt to nefrand ("barged.
Hermann C. Brewster, $30,000; Herbert
Hatfield, $9,644. and James S. Watson, $0,
000, all for money loaned. They allege
against Cummins, In their petition, that
preferential payments have been made
since he became insolvent and that there
has been transfers and concealment of
considerable property, with the Intent to
hinder, delay and defraud creditors.
The lawyers for the creditors aro Samuel
J. Koenlg, formerly secretary of stale for
New York,' and Parsons, Closson & Mo
Ilvalne. Mr. Koenlg said th actions filed
by him and his associates were not brought
against th respondents as directors In tho
Carnegie Trust .company, but as individ
uals. "These claims hav been presented for
payment," he continued, "and though not
refused, nevertheless they have not been
paid. Because all three of the reapondents
were connected with th Carnegie Trust
company, whose condition we all know, it
was decided to put them Into bankruptcy
to show what their exact assets ar and
to protect all creditors."
Identity of Respondent.
Besides being a director of the Carnegie
Trust company, Martin J. Condon Is presi
dent and director of the American Snuff
company, on of the subsidiaries of the
American Tobacco company.
Mr. Moore Is th son of the president,
Manning Maxwell Moore, one of the larg
est makers of machinery In the country.
The Carnegie Trust company, long on the
edge of failure, waa thrust over the preci
pice by the failure and indictment of Jo
seph C. Robin, president of the Washing
ton Pavings bank, and an officer closely
connected with the Northern Bank of New
York, which also failed.
ever lakm th tints to Investigate our claim to e.U th best hats ! toirnT
Perhaps net. IM of fellows Just drop In to tho first "tor that sells
hals, buy hats (hat "look" Rood and overlook tho qnality features en
tirely. .The result la they are constantly buying new halo.
There is another lot of fellows considerably larger than the former
that buy KlnK-Swanson hats. They Insist on quality m well as style.
They always find It here. We satisfy their craving for hat that will
"wear" good and "look" good. Theso fellows spend about half what
the fellows do who ignore our hat qualities.
Our Matchless Hat Run from $1 to $12
King sons, $2.50
Stetsons $3.50 up.
Stiff or Soft Berwicksthe Best $3 Hat$ on Earth
OXaJLaY OTLTT KODIOUr ULOTKHrrj
. t :
Til KOHJ OF QUALITY C&OTYBft,
Prohibition Oratorical Contest.
CRETE, Neb., April 12. (Special.) At a
prohibition oratorical contest Monday night
Donald Reed of Weeping Water won first
place and gained a prise of $15. Miss
Rucker of Crete secured the second prise.
$10, and A. Wolf the third. $5. The judges
were Profs. Brown. Bennett and Jlllsor on
delivery and Prof. House of Peru; Rev.
John Andrews of Weeping Water and Su
perintendent T. K. Spencer of Thedford on
thought and composition.
Elkhoru Drainage Rleetlon.
WATERLOO. Neb., April 12. (Special.)
The annual election here Tuesday for the
Elkhorn valley drainage district re
sulted In the re-election of P. J. Langdon
of Gretna as director. About 12.000 votes.
representing that many acres of land, were
cast and Mr. Iangdon received all but 100.
The drainage work in the district Is prog
ressing more rapidly since th season has
opened and the cuts on the river as well
as the ditching over the district Is moving
11 1 ah Wind at Kearney.
KEARNEY, Neb., April 12. (Special Tel-
earam.) A dust and windstorm swept over
the city late this afternoon and left broken
Windows and damaged property in Its wake.
Valuable plate glats wlndowa were blown
in. The dust came in such dens clouds It
was difficult to see half a block. In a few
minutes the storm was over.
MRS. SNAVELY KILLS HERSELF
Alllnnee Woman Consult Suield by
TnkloaT Poison While Do
ALLIANCE. Neb.. April 12. (Special Tele-
grsm. Mrs. Marie Bnavely, 13 years old.
i ployed as a waitress In a restaurant
here, committed suicide last night by tak
ing carbolic acid in the Younkin rooming
house here. The motive Is ascribed to
domestic trouble. Relatives .will take
charge of the body.
Work on tiering? Cut-off.
BRIIHJKPORT. Neb., April It (Special
Ten cars of grading equipment arrived
at Northport last night, preparatory to re
atimlng construction on th X'nion Pacific
cutoff. It la understood that work will
he commenced at one on th extension
from Northport to Qertng. The ruad will
be constructed along th north skis of
th North Platte river to a point ten miles
a eel of Brldgeort. w here It w ill cross te
the south side and follow along the south
ride of the river to Oerlng. It la under
stood that a much larger force will soon
be placed on the work, which will be
pushed with all poaslbl speed until the
Iran Is uud, tuts 0rui. this luuvtiuaai
rliraaka Mew Motes
ClLAWKORl The Northwest Nebraska
Teachers aKoclatlon, In session at Craw
ford, pai-sed resolution of confidence In J
1 McBrien of the university extension de
partment at Its recent session here.
BEATRICE The Beatrice high
league debating team will go to Falls Cltv
Friday evening to engage with that school
In the hecond debate of the series for th
southeastern Nebraska district champion
ship. BEATRICE Following Is the mortgage
record for (iage county for 1H10 Farm mort
gages filed, 57, amount. $71.i0.J; farm
mortgages released, 127. amount. ttH2.bifi.Mi;
city mortKHges filed, 344; amount, $i7.M7;
city mortgages released, 271, amount, $1G,
U.1X. WATERLOO A mcetina wu heJd Tiim.
dny nlKlil for the purpose of considering
ways ami means to effe-t some kind of
fire protection for Waterloo. It u the
sentiment of the buslneae men and cltlrens
that the village shall bond for sufficient
means to Install a water system and erect
such buildings as would be neceeeary up
FA I RBl'RY A petition Is being circu
lated 'among the citizens of Kalrbury for
a special election to be held May to vote
on (lie ixsue of saloons or no saloons. This
question ahould hai been disposed of at
the annual election April 4. but ou Ing to!
the radical "dry" it was prevented from J
being put on the ballots, consequently It
will be neceesary to hold a special elec-i
liotl tfl ll'.ill I )1M nmllM' k-ulrlmru la '
"dry" the fut time since lsa6.
FA 1 KBl'H Y The home of Mrs. O. H.
Boiuiiv was the scene, of an Interesting
gathering of Uulvera Chapter of the Iiaugli
tera of the American Revolution.. After
the opening e&ercisee. followed a response
on the "Incident "f the War"; Mis. Ireland
read a paper on the "Bneton Tea Party",
Mrs. Clifford Crooks on the "Five Intoler
able Acts." and the "Continental Congress"
by Mrs. W. s. Klnnamon. This organization
haa a number of members In Falrbury.
This waa a most micceosful meeting.
HiiM'KKt.K-A fire which orlKlnated In
one of the Moragc houses on the Burling
ton right-of-way iiesiroed three brewery
atorage douses Monday afternoon, and
damaged the huilrliryz of the Holriretre Ice
el earn factory andalso the Holdrege
Poultry rompan. The fire started about
1 o'clock and by the time the fire hoys
arrived, the three buildings were so com
pletely enveloped In flame that It was
only by bard and persistent effort that the
fire was Kept from spreading. The buildings
had former Iv been used hv tre Pabi
Huach and (loets brewing companies, and
thore waa nothing 'n them at tne lime of
tne fire except sawdust.
FAIRRI'RY- The new city officials who
were elected at tne annual municipal elec
tion held in Kalrbury, April 4. assumed
their places Tueecay and the new city
couicil held Its Tret meeting Tuesday
evening In the city hall. It was formerlv
the custom for the municipal officials to
take their place a month after the elec
tion or the first r k In May. However,
this arrangement waa changed thla year
on account of Falrbury being classified as
a city of the first cl;i. These officials will
bold office for two years Instead of one,
ga fornierl . The new officiate are: Mayor,
Frank E. Tliicher: treasurer. J. P. Turner;
i lerk. E. A. Vi under; police Judge. Roy E.
Riley; M-hnol biard. Smul H IMIIer and
J H. Aitell; nunrllmen, John P. Mergen.
Robert C r(inwn I E. Bon. A. P.
UaaoU a4 T. K. Jtoasoa,
To Let Contractors
Put Up Commercial
'Paper for Security
Proposed Change in City Ordinances
Would Make Certified Check
Contractors doing city work will be per
mitted to put up bonds or other securities
in lieu of certified checks as guaranty
that their work will be completed accord
ing to specifications. If an ordinance re
pealing section 3 of ordinance No. 6S64 Is
passed. The measure ran the gauntlet of
first and second readings Tuesday night
and was referred.
Heretofore contractors hav been , re
quired to put up certified checks not less
than 10 per cent of the contract amount.
These, which accompanied the bids, were
held by the city until the contract was
awarded. Then the check of the successful
bidder was retained, while the others were
The new ordinance makes It possible for
the contractor to substitute bonds or other
Interest-bearing securities instead of the
Hugh Murphy and Charles C. Fanning,
paving contractors, requested recently
that certified checks be returned to them,
though they hsd not finished their work.
The council refused to return the money.
but suggested the repeal of a part of the
ordinance so that It would make It op
tional to substitute securities for certified
W. N. Hill. 1M0 Spruce street, frame
dwelling, $2,100; W. N. Hill, l.VW Spruce
atreet. frame dwelllnfir. 12.100: Isaac Sander-
school Bon. 2t)W Saratoga street, frame dwelling,
$2,500; Mrs. Wilfred Myers, 2u99 Evans
street, garage. $75; Mrs. Wilfred Myers.
2.SS9 Evans street, frame dwelling. $5,00; W.
VI. Speer. 2321 South Thirty-fifth street,
frame dwelling, $5,000; N. P. Bergers. 21-S
Harney street, apartment house. $5,000; Jo
seph Kroupa, 1731 South Eleventh street,
addition, $1M; A. B. Roberts, 4417 North
Twenty-seventh street, frame dwelling,
Center of Easter
Lily Bulb Industry
Jaoanese Producing: Flowers for
America in Abundance Ber
muda Crop Wanes.
The Easter Lily, so beautifully significant
of the resurrection of Christ, is found in
Omaha this season In greater abundance
than ever before, declares Jacob J. Hess,
This Is due largely to the fact, says he,
that the Bermuda Illy Is rapidly being sup
planted by the Formosa product. "There
was a time when the Bermuda was re
garded as the largest and most handsome
of all, but on that Island commercialism
overtook the planters, and thty sought
to double their profits by alternating with
potatoes In the lily fields. The result Is
that a potato disease has affected the
lilies, and In my opinion it will never be
stamped out. The diseased Bermuda Illy
has a shriveled appearance and Its leaves
are of a dead, brownish hue.
Tho Formosa product is smaller than the
Bermuda, but it makes up for its size in
luster and freshness. Since the Japs have
entered Into the lily business In Formosa
they are devoting their whole attention to
the flower, and the result Is that they are
producing extraordinarily prolific bulbs for
the American market.
Mr. Hess, who Is senior member of the
firm of Hess & Swoboda, announces that
ho Is having built seven more green houses
on his Twenty-fourth street property at a
cost of about $16,000. These are 22x150 in
dimensions, and adjoin eleven other houses,
25x200. On the opposite side of the atreet
the firm has seventeen other green houses.
In addition to these Improvements, new
boilers and a cold storage are being In
QUEER QUALIFICATION FOR
JURY DUTY IN INDIANA
Rider la Pullman Car or Bayer of
Cash ReirUtera Rejected la Case
on Trial at Anderson.
ANDERSON. Ind.. Aril lJ.-No one who
ever rode in a Pullman sleeping car on
who ever bought a cash register was per
mitted to sit on the Jury which was em
paneled today to hear the trial of Ben
jamin C. Barnes.
Barnes was arrested In Dubuque, Ia.,
on the complaint of Miss Cecil Hill, daugh
ter of Prof. William H. Hill of the I ni
verslty of Chicago, who charged him with
forcing his way into her berth on a train
on January 27 last.
Barnes Is a rash register salesman and
today said that his headquarters were in
Dubuque, I a.
A tdaipoonful to a cup makes
your coffee or chocolate delicious
Absolutely pur gterlltied wlVl imp frh longer
than any other and tastes better than iresb. mlllc
No typhoid ever came
from condensed milk
It's tlie safe food
for baby; the logi
cal food for mother.
It your grocer doei not
have It, phone Douglas 1448.
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Offices now occupied by Updike
Grain Company on main floor of
THE BEE BUILDING
will be vacated soon. These include three
airy, private offices on Farnam front; a large
main office of 2,555 Square feet, on Seven
teenth street side; a stock room of 109 square
feet; a large private toilet room, modernly
equipped; and a fire-proof vault of 153 square
Among the finest offices in the city, lo
cated in the best known' office building-
where light, heat, ventilation, janitor atten
tion and elevator service are the best these
are excellent rooms for a firm that demands
spacious, attractive headquarters.
The Bee Building Company
Dee Business Office 17th and Farnam Streets
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Judged by His
The successful , man wears The Stetson Shoe
because it stamps him a3 a man of prosperity
and good taste.
The Strut is one of the latest Stetson crea
tions. Stetson artists have built into this shoe
the smartness and satisfaction that are the
young man's delight.
It costs more by the pair to be
well-shod in Stetson Shoes-
but try them (or a year in
the end they are cheaper.
'Stetsons cost more by the pair, but less by the year." .
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Very low round trip fares will be in effect
April 18, 19, 20-Mny 12, 13, 14, affording an
unusual opirtunity for a tour of the Gold
De Luxe Trains
via Rock Island Lines
Provide every comfort you'll find nothing
lacking that tends to mako your trip a
Superb Dining Car Service
Two choice routes via Kl Paso and New
Mexico, via Colorado and Salt Iake.
J. S. McNally, Div. Pass. Agent.
1322 Farnam St.
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