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- Front Row, 8eated-M. T. Barlow. E. M. Fairfield, J. F. Stout, 3. C. Dahlman, R. H. Howell, John Let Webster, W. H. Bucholt. Second Row-Isaac Con-dJj?'-
?Ilck HJ?leJ' D- "l- 9'Bri!n- A- M- Easterlin. Stockton Heth, W. R. Watson. C. L. Saunders, W. Q. Ure. Top Row-C. R. Sherman, Dr. A. H. Hippie, F. D.
..Wead. Edgar H. Scott. Judge W. D. McHugh. Joseph Polcar.
BEIEP CITY NEWS
aT Boot Print It
Bleoteio Teas ugess-araadex Co,
saoft-rsJoonet Co, 14th and Hartley,
endertakers. tmbalmera. Douglas 88V.
Talks oa Seligioas fclberty -Religious
liberty was the opening text and wtllhi
tht foundation ot all future lectures in
the tent on Nineteenth and California
Ddiit Boys fat Falracres J. L. Doddf
ot the podds Lumber company haa pur
chased three acres it land in Fairacres
trim F. S. Cowgill. Mr. Dodds probably
will build a home on the tract. The price
paid wsj t3,0fe
Diamond Binf Stolen Burglars ob
tained entrance to the home of Mrs. L
tt Walker, 1222 park Wild avenue, Sunday-
night and stole a diamond ring val
ued at $100. The Marshall Paper com
pany storerooms were entered and S3
worth of fireworks stolen.
Marriage licenses Issued Marriage
licenses issued in county court last month
reaohsd a total , of 283, a great increase
over the corresponding month last year,
when 2S2 were Issued. Last month's rec
ord came close to the record of 1910, when
SIM licenses were granted.
Beersae la Birth Bate A decrease in
the birth rate for June this year la re
ported by the Vital statistics office. There
were 214 children bom, 100 white males,
110 white females, t colored males and 1
colored ftmale. For June, 1911. there were
27 births. Tmt death rate this month 4s
also lower than the rate for June, 1311,
being about twenty less.
Internal Bevenues Pall Off There
was a. falling off tn the amount collected
by the collector of internal revenue in
Omaha oritlie month of June as com
pared with June last year of $37,000.01.
The falling off was on the items of bee
and distillad spirits. The amount-of in
ternal revenue collected for June, 103?,
was 1339,021.74. Of this amount S8s,S4s.oi
is corporation tax. The amount collected
for June last year was $376,111.75, of which
S89.606.19 was corporation tax.
BLACK HAND LETTER
IS FOUND IN WINDOW
, Threat of horrible death was found
papted oh - the window of the home of
Jacob Longnecker and his son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. L.
Longnecker, Fifty-third and Emmet
streets, yesterday. The family re
cently rented the place from Joe Wacina,
a Union Pacific railroad clerk, and the
message is believed to have been placed
upon the window by some enemy of the
Waclnas. The sheriff's office Is Investi
gating. i Key to the Situation-Bee Advertising.
Cljirb episcopal district
8. 01. C Ban CfmrcJ)
ALEXANDER WALTERS, D.D., BISHOP
New York City,
April 9, 1912.
MR. PHILIP J. ALLST0N, v '
135 Columbus Avenue,
1 My personal experience in the use of
Cuclcura Soap and Cuticura Ointment in the
treatment of a severe affection of the skin
warrants me in pronouncing them the most
valuable remedies within my knowledge.
I say this after consulting eminent
physicians and the use of many prepara
tions. I have seen so many suffering from
skin troubles that I feel it my duty to
publicly recommend these gentle, effective,
And economical remedial agents.
ICH06LS AND COLLEGES.
taoarM. prtpmr for totdUir Oorr.
Principals in the Water Works Transfer
CITY GETS THEWATER PLANT
Formal Transfer of Company to the
City is Completed.
MONEY IS SOW ALL PAD OVER
Deed to the City is Reeorted Old
Company Remember Employee
Schaael Is Collector
for lontk Omaha.
The formal transfer of the Omaha water
plant from the Omaha Water company to
the city of Omaha was made yesterday
at the United States National bank,
when the $8,392,720.17 in certified checks
was turned over to the representatives
of the water company by City Treasurer
W. O. tire.' General Manager E. M.
Fairfield and Treasurer Stockton Heth
represented the water company. The
entire water, board. It attorneys, John
L. Webster and W. D. McHugh, and the
city treasurer, W. G. Ure and his deputy,
Emmet G. Solomon, were present The
transfer occurred at 10 o'clock.
President M. T. Barlow of the water
board drew the warrants for the pur
chase prlce6,3.730.l7and W. H.
Bucholi, vice president of the Omaha
National bank and the accredited repre
sentatives of the Guarantee Trust com
pany, trustees, and the Farmers Loan and
Trust Co., trustees, of New York, signed
the warrants and received the checks.
W. G. Ure, treasurer, and Emmet O.
Solomon, deputy treasurer, signed the
Cheeks for Mtllloas.
These checks were drawn as follows:
First National bank of Omaha, $1,688,750,
to the Guarantee Trust company; Omaha
National bank, 4,S70.I7, tf the Farm
ers. Loan and Trust Co.; Merchants Na
tlonal bank of- Omaha, 1370.000. to the
Farmers Loan and Trust Co., $260,000 to the
Guarantee Trust company and $800,000 to
the Farmrs Loan and Trust Co.; United
btates National bank of Omaha, $815,000
and $815,000 to the Farmers Loan and Trust
Co. The money transferred by check to
the Guarantee Trust company, amount
ing to $1,840,750, will go to the stock
holders. Following the formal transfer of the
checks and the deed, which W. D. Mo
Hugh tnd M. T. Barlow had recorded at
9:80, the water board and representatives
of the old water company adjourned to
the offices of the company In The Bee ,
building. Here General Manager E. M.
Fairfield wished the board success.
The water company cheerfully turns
over Its property to the city today." said
Mr. Fairfield. "We have forgotten all the
little animosities and hope you will be
Howell Accepts Plaat.
Water Commissioner Howell accepted
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
Yatloul MmAtmiM or BatliM Lit Oototb.
In behalf of the board, expressing nis
pleasure over the happy conclusion of
the long story of litigation and saying
he was perfectly . willing to let bygones
be bygones. .
witnessing the transfer of the plant
were the following: C. R. Sherman, Dr.
A. H. Hippie, F. D. Wead, Edgar S.
Scott, W. D. McHugh, Isaac E. Cbngdon,
P. C. Heafey, D. J. O'Brien, M. T. Bar
low, E. M. Fairfield, J. T. Stout, James
C. Dahlman, ft. B. Howell, John Lee
Webste. W.. H. Buchols, Stockton Heth,
Joseph W. Polcar, W. R, Watson, Senator
Charles L. Saunders, W. O. Ure.
Allow Ulseonata Taesday.
Offices of the water company . were
closed until noon yesterday, but It was an
nounced that patrons who paid water
rentals Tuesday would be given the reg
ular discounts allowed for payments on
the first day ot the month.
Water Commissioner Howell was given
a big bouquet of roses, carnations, daisies
and ferns by the members of the board.
"To the commander, from his comrades,"
was written on the card attached to the
bouquet which was placed in his new
office in the water company's old offices.
Money for the water plant Is In New
Tork and ho exchange will be paid. Had
the money been transferred to this city
the exchange would have amounted to
$6,400. Interest on the water bonds
amounts to $315,000 yearly.
R. B. Busch and W. J. Barber have
been appointed appraisers to fix the value
of the company's physical property.
Busch was named by the city and Bar
ber by the water company. These two
will name a third.
Treasurer W. Q. Ure has named Fred
Schamel to collect South Omaha rentals.
Harry Rlseman will represent the treas
urer at the water board offioes In The
Bee building and accept rentals.
Two desks will be retained In the water
company's former offices in The Bee
building by Mr. Fairfield and Mr. Heth
for a month, until the business of the
company is completed.
The Omaha Water company yesterday
took judgment against the city for
hydrant rentals for the last half of 1911
in the sum ot $49,203.90, and for the first
half of this year In the sum of $47,540.30.
Show Incrase for
Month and Year I
The postal receipts of the Omaha poet
office for June show an Increase of
$1,001.42 over the receipts of Mi corre
sponding month last year. The receipts
for the year ending June 30, 1912, show
an Increase over those of the priding
year of $38,046.25. The figures of gross re
ceipts are as follows:
For June, 1912 $89,400.88
For June, 1911. , S8.7b"7.S3
Increase ..,.$ 1,001.42
For year ending June 80, 1912.. .',$1,088,487.63
For year ending June 30, 1911.... 1,060,391.38
Increase ....,..$ 38,046.25
Railroad Bate Case
Being Heard Here
Testimony was taken in the federal
court room In the railroad rate case in
which Omaha merchants hold that a
discrimination in freight rates from Pitts
burgh to other eastern points has
been made in favor ot Chicago and St.
Louis as against Omaha- Examiner
John H. Burchmore, representing the
Interstate Commerce commission, heard
the ease. William N. Glass of the Lee-Glass-Andreesen
testified that there was an unjust d's
crtmlnation that visibly affected his
business. W. S. Wright of the Wright 4-
Wilhelmy Wholesale Hardware company
testified that the effect of the Klndell
rate adjustment which went Into effect
in 1910 was to decrease by a large per
cent the tonnage handled In his business.
He said: "The question resolves itself
Into one ot two things, we must either
give up cur profit of give up our busi
ness." He said the rate prior to the
Klndell adjustment was satisfactory.
Daniel Baum, jr., and others ot Omaha
were also on the stand.' Among the at
torneys representing the railroads were
H. A. Scandrall of Chicago, representing
the Union Pacific; R. B. Scott of Chi
cago, representing the Burlington; Fred
C. Wright of St Louis, representing the
Missouri Pacific, and Mr. Widdecomb of
Denver, representing the Colorado &
Southern.' E. J. McVaiin represented tho
Interests of Omaha merchant The
hearing Involves complaints from Wichita,
Kansas City, Sioux City, Des Moines,
Tbpeka and other points.
O'BRIEN SAYS PEOPLE ARE
HELPING WATER SITUATION
D. J. O'Brien, member ot the water
board, is pleased with the manner in
which patrons of the water works have
responded to the order to shut off sprink
lers except between the hours of and 8
O'clock in the morning. "Sunday night I
visited several sections of tho city and
found the order being almost unanimously
obeyed," be said. , v , ,
OMAHA, TUESDAY, JULY 2, 1912.
BELL ABSORBS INDEPENDENT
Omaha Automatio System Goes at Re
ceiver's Sale for $995,000.
NEW YORKER GETS FRANCHISE
Plant Cbarter Brtag pile of
Miilloa Dollars Boadec Iadebt
edaest of Baaltraot Coa
eerst Is Three Mlllloa.
The Nebraska Telephone company
bought" the Omaha Independent plant at
receiver's sale tor $535,000 just before 1
o'clock Monday afternoon.
The franchise went to Francis &. Hutch
Ins, a New York lawyer, on hit bid ef
$6,000. The propoeal for the plant and fie
franchise total $1,000,000, which was fixed
by decree as the least amount that would
be accepted. No other offers were made.
Casper E. Tost, president of the pur
chasing company, offered the bid. After
the sale he said h could not tell how
soon the company would take, charge ot
the property as the court would tint
have to confirm the sale. He said part
payment would be mad with bonds ot
the Independent company held by the
Nebraska, as the court had decreed might
be done, and the rest would be cash.
"The rates wilt be the some for the
Nebraska Bell telephone as heretofore,"
he said, "as we are contemplating no
Ono Fraaehle for Btk.
Asked why the Bell people did not buy
the franchise also, Mr. Tost said they
could operate the plant under the Ne
Mr. Hutchtns did not say what he ex
pected to do with the franchise, and
merely stated that h was a Now Tork
lawyer of Twenty-seventh and Pine
street. He was asked If he represented
a company and he said he did not. "I
simply bought It as an Individual," he
said. Mr. Hutchlns and Mr. Yost left
the federal building together after the sale.
Mr. Yost and other representatives ot
the Nebraska said that tt was hard to
make a physical connection between the
two systems as this had never been
successfully done, but said that the logi
cal thing to do would be to eventually
merge the two systems so as to give uni
versal and uniform service.
Few Persona Are Preseat.
The sale had been set for 13 o'clock
noon. When Receiver Lytle I. Abbott ar
rived at the east front door of the United
States court house to hold the auction
there were scarcely a dosen men pres
ent to witness the sale. President Yost
ot the Nebraska Telephone company
soon arrived and deposited with Mr. Ab
bott a cashier's check on the United
States National bank for $100,000 as an
expression ot good faith and Indicated
that he would be a bidder. He was told
that the auction . would be held open
until 1 o'clock and he promised to be
back before that time, Just before l
o'clock Mr. Yost with a few other repre
sentatives of the Nebraska Telephone
company arrived, as did also Mr. Hutch
ins. Mr. Abbott again (tsked for bids,
announcing that there was but a minute
left. Mr, Yost stepped forward and said:
"The Nebraska Telephone company bids
$995,000 for the property without the
franchise." Mr. Hutchlns said: "Francis
S. Hutchlns bids $5,000 for the franchise."
After waiting one minute until exactly
1 o'clock Mr. Abbott . pronounced the
property and the franchise sold. Hutchlns
Immediately wrote out a check on the
First National bank ot Omaha tor the
$5,000 and gave It to the receiver.
The total indebtedness of the. Independ
ent Telephone company Is something over
$3,000,000. The final decree of foreclosure
waa entered April 20. 1911
O. H. Pratt, Construction superintend
ent of the Nebraska Telephone company,
said there would be no change In the
policy ot that company and that it would
continue to do what it considered the
best for Omaha
OWLS HOLD PICNIC AT
EAST OMAHA SUNDAY
Owls ot all sizes, vocations and ages
gathered at Lakeside park tn East Omaha
Sunday afternoon for the first annual pic
nic of the New Order of Owls, nest 1512
when a program of boating, dancing, foot
racing and refreshments was enjoyed
Fully 200 members of the lodge attended
the affair, together with their families.
The feature stunt ot the afternoon was
a fat man's race of 100 yards for gents
who tip the scales at 200 pounds or mors.
The lodge has an enrollment ot about
twenty members of the police force and
halt of that number Were on hand for
the race. A more corpulent string of
Olympic "tryouts" could not have been
At the tape Patrolman Al Risk was
first, with Patrolman Pat McCabe a close
Other races resulted at follows:
100-yard dash, married women: Won by
60-yard dash, girls over 18 years:
by Elisabeth Donnelly.
100-yard dash, men's free-for-all:
by Hugo Wessel.
50-yard dash, boys under IS var:
Was so great that we have no time to write details
of Tuesday's offerings. We failed to secure enough
expert shoe salesmen to give quick service, Hut did
the best we could we do not believe that such
amazing shoe values were ever seen in Omaha.
More for Tuesday and a continuation of sale in all
other sections. .
BRANDEIS ESTATE TAX FIXED
Board of Equalization Agrees on a
couumy, buhding seduced
Boar Will Take V Realty Valaet
wlta a View to a General
crease To IteUe Tele
Estate ot the late Emit Brands! was
valued at $100,000 for assessment purposes
by the beard of equalisation after Deputy
County Attorney Oeorge A. Magney had
recommended this be the figure.
A deputy asaessor valued the estate at
$140,000, this being the total of Insurance
on Mr. Brandels' life. Outside ot the
Insurance the estate has no valuation so
tar as taxation is concerned, Mr. Bran
dels' holdings in the Brandeis companies
being taxed through them.
John L. Kennedy, attorney for the
Brandels Interests, told the board most
of the Insurance money probably was
taxed this year before the companies paid
it to the benlflclaries and under the
MIT I IT VT
Hold it up see
how it sparkles and
bubbles with life; it
suggests joy and
t Ch.tM.oofl, far
you see an
Arrow think .
to Sunday V announcement of our
law tt could not be rctaxsd.
When Mr. Xennedy offered to com
promise on a $100,000 valuation Mr. Msg
ney advised that the Offer bt accepted,
as in a lawtult the county might bt able
to collect no taxes at all.
Valuation ot the Ceurtnty building,
owned by the Brandels Interests, was ft-,
duced from $4$.0M to $31,000 and tht
American theater building from $60,000
to $40,000, .Tht board at a lattr datt
wilt consider complaints that the Bran
dels building valuation, $500,000, and ths
Brandeis Theater building, $400,000, art
The board will take up realty values
with a view to general lnoreast. Tht Ne
braska Telephone will bt called upon
to show why Its personality valuation
should not be Increased from $1,400,000 tt
EMPRESS OF GERMANY
REPORTED IN BAD HEALTH
BERLIN. June SO. It la learned from an
authoritative source, despite denials, that
the health of tht empress Is causing
anxiety to her physicians. The impress
returned reoently from Bad Nauhelm,
where the had been taking the cure, In
such condition that ths attending physi
cians advised complete withdrawal from
l" Hill l 111 1111 I I1HI II ! IIMQMIM I.
Taste it cooling, re
vim and snap.
Genume Refuse Substitutes
COCA - COLA CO.
Through Trains Put
.On Over Milwaukee
From Chicago West
Through service over tnt Milwaukee, tht
Northwestern and the Union Paclfto was
established yesterday. The trains over
tht Chicago roads cams tn according to
schedule and went on west without ore
atlng any excitement. ;
At the Union station about tht only
thing that Indicated any ohtngt la the
old methods was tht tact that tht Union
Pacifio trains waited for the arrival of
trains off ont road, instead ot two.-
When Nt. 1 tn tht Northwestern ar-,
rived It was immediately picked up by
a Union Paclflo engine and whirled away
When No. 1 on theMllwauket arrlvevd,
Instead of the cars betng switched over t
to tht siding on which were the cars ot the
Northwestern, they were taken in tow
by . a Union Paolflo engine and carried
west It was simply a deal by which,
one train did not wait for tht other.
Tht Persistent and Judicious Use et
Newspaper Advertising is the Road to
Business Success. ' U
I. '. J -Mai
by Peter Donnelly.