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THE BEE: OJIAHA, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1912. .
GAS COMPROMISE BLOCKED
Report of the Special Committee is
. Recommitted by Council.
OLD INCIDENTS ARE RECALLED
Protestants Allege that City Has
Won a Complete Victory and
that to the Victor Be
- Ions; the Spoils.
Foowing a dramatic recital of the city
council's action in approving the gas con
tract by which the city promised to pay
the gas company $28 per lamp per year
for a term of five years the commission
yesterday recommitted the report of
the special committee appointed to effect
a compromise. A public hearing will be
fcad as soon as representatives of the gas
company return from the east The com
mittee had reported In favor of a com
promise on t-i per lamp.
T. W. Blackburn, W. M. Giller, D. 3.
O'Brien and Harry B. Zlmman protested
against any settlement, saying the city
had won the case in the courts and thj
contract having been entered Into In bad
faith nothing was due the company.
Mr. Blackburn said In his opinion the
pas company 1 could not collect a cent
Mr. Giller declared the only questions
involved bad been settled by the courts,
which had declared the council had no
right to make contracts, as it was pro
hibited by charter. He said the council
rould i not legally : pay a "reasonable
charge" because it had no right to enter
Into the contract
' To the victor belongs the spoils, Gil
ler maintained, and since ths city had
won in every instance the citizens ought
to be the beneficiaries of "the nearly
$200,000. The contract was let without
previously advertising, he said, and ths
price was greater than the city should
; have paid. -v;.
Old Incident Recalled.
D. J. O'Brien and H. B. Zlmman, as
members of the council at the time the
contract was let, recalled that policemen
and plain clothes men had been stationed
at all the doors of the council chamber
and prevented councllrnen from leaving
the room while "the attorney for ths
gas company dictated the contract and
the council was forced to enter Into the
Members of the council who were not
present were forced to attend, policemen
being sent after them. Zlmman asserted
that citizens who were spectators at ths
meeting were compelled by the police to
remain In the room until the contract was
: approved. '. " -; :
O'Brien attempted to leave the room
and was prevented by policemen. -He
"wrestled with a plain clothes roan,' but
Wois forced to resume his seat and partial,
pate In the proceedings. O'Brien advised
the council to pay the gas company. $28
per lamp if they paid anything, because
they were entitled to the amount fixed
In the agreement it It "was a good faith
' Cites Court Record.
Zlmman said it was a matter of court
record that the gas company had even re
sorted to attempted bribery. - "Ths com
pany has shown the city no consideration
and we ought to show it none. They are
not entitled to a cent until they come to
you and say they will reimburse ths city
for charges in excess of ths limitations
named in their franchise." , ,
Commissioner Ryder, chairman of the
oDAcial committee from the council, sug
gested the matter be allowed to rest
until a public meeting could be held and
both sides of ths case presented. This
suggestion was followed and ths commit
tee's report recommitted. ,-
of the Stereotypers
. Visiting in Omaha
James Freel, president of the Interna
tlonal Sterotypers , and Eleotrotypers
union, Is in Omaha visiting with ths mem
bers of his craft and calling on the em
ployers with whom his union does busi
ness. He is returning from ths recent
convention of his organization, held at
Pan Francisco. At that convention very
important action was taken, in ths presi
dent's stand on ths sanctity of local con
tracts when underwritten by the, inter
national officers. The Chicago stereo
typers had struck in sympathy with the
pressmen employed on ths newspapers
there. President Freel ordered the men
to return to. work. When they refused
he suspended the charter of thn union.
The Chicago union took an appeal to the
convention, where the action of ths
president was sustained, the stereo
typers going squarely on record as stand'
ing for the observance of contracts.
. Mr. Freel was the guest of Commis
sioner Byder at luncheon at ths Rome
at noon, and last evening was the
guest of honor at ths home of Thomas
Reynolds on Sherman avenue, Mrs.
Freel is traveling with her husband.
Vicious Monk Still -
at Liberty in Park
Commissioner Hummel is still searching
for the monkey which escaped from his
cage at " Riverview park and attacked
and wounded Martin Larsen. Since
Wednesday no trace of the animal has
been found. Shortly, after its ' escape
the monkey was seen in the trees, but
armed employes of the park department
were unable to capture It Citizens have
been warned that It is a dangerous
animal and children, are being kept out
of the park unless accompanied by
REMORSEFUL MAY MOORE
TAKES MERCURY TABLETS
i!ay' Moore had reaction yesterday
following a lively celebration , of the
Fourth of July and sought to dissipate
r.er remorse with the aid of a half a
dozen tablets of bichloride ot mercury,
At St Joseph's hospital, where she i
beir g cared for, ths nurses fear that she
will succeed. The woman, who has been
stopping at the National hotel, on Fit'
tcenth. between Douglas and Dodge
streets, has thrice attempted to take her
life within the las'; tew months. ' ,
BUILPINQ AND LOAN MEN
LEAVE FOR CONVENTION
The twentieth annual meeting of the
United States League of Building and
Loan Associations begins a three-day ses
sion at Atlantic " City, N. J next Tues
day. Three delegates from Nebraska will
attend T, C. Patterson, secretary of the
North Platte association; J. T. Heigren.
aKitatjt. secretary of the Omaha as so
elation, and T. J. Fltzmorris. director of
the Nebraska association of Omaha,
Open till 9 p. m. Saturdays
Women's sheer linen
your first' name in
full daintily embroid
ered on sheer
to 25c, at...
Ope a till 5 p. n. week iij
Won.en's and men's plain
hemstitched all linen
handkerchiefs, also em
broidered initials ana
isrs val- iyC
to 15c at...
Silk and Lisle Hose, Special Prices
Women's pure thread silk hosiery; all silk, wide hem tops,
also wide lisle garter tops, lisle double soles, high spliced heels
and toes plain and fancy embroidered boot patterns ; i0
white, tan and fancy colors; values up to $1, at.... U C
Women's 75c Pure Thread Silk Hosiery at 49c
Women's pure thread silk hosiery; wide mercerized lisle garter
tops; lisle soles, high spliced heels and toes regular and out
sizes black,' tan and white worth up to 75c, AQf
at, pair ....... .". ............ 1 ... ..... . . ..... . . . . . . , .te VC
Women's and Men's Fine Mercerized Lisle Hosiery
Plain and fancy embroidered, also lace boot effects; hem tops,
double soles, high spliced heels and toes also pure silk boots
black, tan, white and fancy colors-
worth up to 50c, at....... ............
Women's and men's fine cotton and lisle hosiery,
wide hem tops, double soles, high '
spliced heels and toes regular and ItlC
out sizes 25c values, at. . .7, ..... . V .
Misses', boys' and children's fine and heavy rib
bed hosiery some have double f')l
linen heels and toes, double knees I q P
and garter tops; worth 20c, at, pr. . .
Women's and Children's Summer Underwear
Women's Fine Lisle Nushape Union Suits, cuff knee and um
brella style lace trimmed comfortable, perfect fit- CAa
ting garments, worth 75c, at, a suit. . ' . . . ... .". . . .9UL
Women's fine cotton Union Suits in ribbed and Poros Knit mesh
umbrella style lace .trimmed 50c 4g
quality, at, a suit .' . . ................ i-;'.Yr :. J. . I .ML.
Waists patent taped
' buttons and hose sup
' porters all Blzes up
to fifteen . years
each . ...... 12ic
Boys Genuine Poros
Knit Union Suits,
short sleeves and
knee lengths, up to il
6 years 50c 'qual-1
ity. at, a
Boys Genuine Poros
Knit Shirts, short
; sleeves, also knee
length . drawers, the
25c quality; , on sale,
: per gar- a f
ment . ..xC
Women's Washable Shetland Veils, WeruY up to $1.50, at 59c
New Lacy Shadow tlexagon Meshes, etc, in white, black and colorsr-I yards long
worth to $1.50, at, each. .... . v.v ....,. V,. ........ h--U-... .59c
Saturday's Extra Specials on the Main Floor
$3 Allover Em-
All leather bags
with 11-lnch Ger
man Silver Frams
In grafi or fancy
design1 worth S3,
All leather Bags
with 10-Inch nvetal
frame, " ;1 ea th e r
lined; ; worth i f 1
and $1.50,. special at
frame SB value
I $2 Embroidered
en Parasols f
at ...... ..$1
nese Parasols, striking-
colors and pat
terns; special at,
.; !0c IfuM .
Sale of Men's Summer Shirts
$1.00 Col! and Negligee Shirts at 69c
These shirts are carefully made '
from cool, serviceable materials in
the most popular styles of the sea
sonthey come in all the new pat
terns and colors with detached soft
collars and French cuffs
to match actual $1.Q0
values, on sale at.......
High Grade Shirt Special
Shirts made of the finest materials in the
best of patterns and latest styles that ,
are dressy and serviceable as can be
many smart, new colors values range
from $1.60 to $2 here are splen- AO
did values at. VOC
This is the popular sum
mer footwear for men
these are made from genu
ine Sea Island Duck and
White Buckskin in button
and blucher lace styles
over nobby, comfortable,
dressy lasts all sizes, 'at,
$1.98, $2.50, $3.48
Old Store, Kain floor
Saturday's Big Specials in Boys' Clothes
BOYS' WASH SUIT SPECIALS
Hundreds of smart, stylish
wash suits, made of good, service
able materials stunning new
colors and patterns.
$4.00 Wash Suits . . $3.00
$3.05 Wash Suits'. . . . . . . .$2.00
$2.50 Wash Suits at . . . .$1.50
$2 Wash Suits at . . . . . .". $1.00
Boys' All Linen Knickerbockers, new
gray and blue mixtures, $1.00 values,
Boys' Linen Norfolk Suits, ages 6 to 16,
worth $3.50; special at $3.25
Boys' Double Seat and Knee' Overalls,
at ,. ...39J
Boys Pongee and Solsette Blouses, with
. high "military collar, at. ...... . -49
Boys' Rompers, ' all styles and colors,
: 1 A
Boys' All Wool Serge - Knickerbocker :
Pants, good styles, excellent
values, at................. OOC
. BASEMENT SPECIALS
Odd Lots of $3.50 and $4 Quality Boys'
Wool Suit New styles, extra good
values, special at....... .... $1,75
Odd Lota and Broken Lines of Our
$4.50 to $6 Quality Boys'. Suits
Smart, snappy styles Jn new shades,';
Boys' Long Pant Suits Hand tailored
throughout and cut in the latest styles
$7.50 and $10 values, very-special
at ....... .. .i .$5.00
Boys'. Washable Suits, made of durable :
materials pretty patterns $1 values,
on special sale atl ...... .. ,. ,49
- Children's RompersLow : neck and
t . short sleeves blue and ,linen color
chambrays 50c quality at. . . . .29
Boys' Odd Pants $1 values, special at,
each '.V . . . .'.v . . . . .'. .aga '
Boys' Overalls Double seat and knee
t oc . vaiues at . . . . ... ....... 39
Bell Company :Has
No Eights Under the
Ths city commission by resolution rs
fused to rscogniss ths right ot ths Bell
Telephone company to any of the priv
ileges or ths franchise ef the Independent
company, sold at public auction. This
resolution followed a formal notification
nt to ths mayor fcy th Bell company
apprising ths councllmea of . ths pur
ebass, - .'. .! .'
None of the rijhts of ths Independent
company was purclassd by the ' Bell
company, according to ths city legal de
partment, and ths Bell has no right to
operate the property. A copy of ths
resolution was served on the Bell com
This resolution was passed as a matter
of precaution, : said the city attorney,
since the Bell company might later de
clare the city was estoppod unless its
attitude was now declared.
C. E. Fanning notified the commission
that he would hold the city responsible
for the burning of the tar on the Six
teenth street creosoted wood block pave
ment. " :.. -. .
An ordinance directing that prisoners
be employed on the streets was recom
mended for passage. .
J, F. Morlarlty and others objected to
the laying of a spur track of the Mis
souri Pacific from California td Webster
street The council set ths hsartng for
Bid for' painting room 300 in the city
hall was let for $75. This Is Commissioner
WlthneU's office." "
The Persistent and jumcious tTse ot
Newspaper Advertising is the Road to
"In the cool of early morning
Come to the
HANSCOM PARK M. E. SUNDAY SCHOOL,
2Sth and Woolworth Avenues.
V Opens in all departments at 9:45 each Sunday morn
ing. New scholars can enroll any week on application.
Visitors welcome. .
-I I . ,! - , . . -I i .-1 I .1 .111 - II!,! I II . , , ,p
Preaching services 11 o'clock Sunday mornings.
Ws pay express
one way on out
of town ship
ments of $3 ox
That is, all of the "Fourth of
July" damages that may have
been suffered hy your clothing;
such as grass stains,' ice cream
spots, perspiration soli, etc.
We will even fix up powder
marks if it is at all possible to
fix 'em up. ' It's , safe to say
you'll need OUR CLOTHES RE
STORING 4 services if you've
celebrated in a STRENUOUS
2211-2213 Farnam Street
Branch Agencies: Fompaian Boom.
Brandels Stores and Dreshor, the
' Tailors; 1515 7arnam St.
' i Scout I
...... . .
Fit your boy for" the outing
or summer vacation!; See' that
he has a pair of our. Boy Scout
Shoes in his outfit. -No boy
should be withdut them these
They are made of ealr;.pll-.
able and cool on the feet. They
will stand all the scuffing that
any boy can give them. For
wear there is no better shoe
All "Good Scouts" weai
them. ' .v
According to size
$175 to $2,50
WM. J. BOEKHOFF,
Prion ps jnoug-.iis.
rnunes fat. A-axia
After the Fourth Special
Pure worsteds, fine all wool
serges and nobby cassimeres;
two and three button stylee.
They are worth $15.00.
All EXTRA SPECIAL
Ws'ts abont 800 suits which have been
sslUsft at $30. Ths raa-s of sisss is
hrokea. Ton can hay one of these silts
Trouser Values Unsurpassed
for -Saturday's Selling
Ws havs assembled into three great lots from oar own regular stock
of high grade trousers, COWSEBTATXTS, PEO SOP and OUTIWO STYLES
that are actually , worth from $3.50 to Ss.oa and have speoially prioed
them for tomorrow's selling at . . , : i
A speolal sals of
fine silk boss, all
oolors, re g n lar
600 and 75o ral-
This lot f shirts
contains the sew
attached or It.
$10, sale price,
. :svxts .
Special Hoss gale
Wilson Bros 100
every pair worth
M. CM. Steele
General Contractor. Hauling and
Grading. Three teams always on
1205 N. 24th Street, South Omaha
Phone South 3663.
YOUR CIlAfJCE SATURDAY, JULY C
On account of the long
cold spell this spring, " we
have more refrigerators on
band than there Is a pros
pect of selling at regular
prices. We do not want to ,
carry any over because the;
would be dead stock until "
: next spring, besides the room
they occupy; in" Jthe ware
house, the styles changing,
and the finish being dam
aged. In, order to dispose,,
of .what we', hatji " we will
Tput a price, on them that will
catch every prospective
buyer. Remember it is .the
celebrated Cold Storage we '
. are going to sell. , We have ,
them in genuine ' porcelain
lining and white enamel.
Will sell them on payments ,
or for casii. The Cold Stor- "
age is Mr. Hurd's, the great
refrigerator builder's, latest
invention.. Mr Huid's is the
only white enamel that is
equal to porcelain, it will
not scale off, smell or get
soft. The patent-glass trap is Mr. Hurd's Invention and Is only,
found in the Cold Storage. The air in the Cold Storage is so .
cold, dry and sanitary that foods, vegetables, fruits, raw or
cooked, may be . mixed indiscriminately, and not one will
-smell or taste from an other. ' Nothing ever spoils in a Cold
Storage in hot weather. Remember we are agents for the Ideal,
the world's best gas stove, and connect them free. We have a
few of other makes, that we are closing put for what theywill
,bring.. I" - ' ."'; '
We keep the best and sell on small payments, or a cut price
STOETZEL STOVE CO., 714 South 16th St.
Found at Last
Is what a gentleman from Hew York
said the other day. I have been in
Omaha for the last two weeks and
have eaten in all the restaurants in
the city and will say that It isn't
necessary to look any further since
THE BEXiXOHT SBSTAtTBABT
fo" It ''certainly Is perfection in the
culinary art. The prices are within
the reach of all.
. , . 1516 SOSGB 8TBBET. 5
O, V. Ball, Prop.
OPEN ALL NIGHT
Look for Large Electric Sign.
Follow the Prowd to
LAKE MAN AW A
It's cool there. Manv .ttractiona:
the most popular right now are
iMiaiao xome on in; the
SOA7TJSA Riv Tsrv. J; m.mi.
launches and one hundred steel row
SAVGIlftl The ' I&rni. rran.1 hall
room with Arthur E. Smith's excel
lent orchttra needs no further
mention. . . . . '
sssE MOmro pictttbes btebt
Xaeellent Plodo Oroands.
"yo ought to be in Fry's shoes"
Fit Your Boy
in Low Shoes
Our lines of low shoes are the
most serviceable and best shaped
shoes manufactured built tike
Dad"s, over mannish shaped lasts
wkh high toes, flat heels. aV solid,
heavy out soles, the" kind a healthy
lad should wear.
GOOD ONES FOR $2.09
BETTER ONES FOR f 2.50
HAVE YOU A
j- . .
Fdrus in conjunction lth ths
kitchen water tank there is no
heater to equal the .. , ' ; :,y-:
"Lion" Tank Wter Heater
at anything like the price. . ' '
the "LION" Is the cheapest and meat efficient small
Coppr Ceil Tank Htttir obtainable; it has 1 number of
exclusive features, is handsomely finished and absolutely
. safe..-' i i - v
May We Qtve You V Detnonstratton?
Call at our showrooms-rosi won't b obliged to pmeimt.
fro em't iuli kit drop a fd, orpkmt,
OMAHA GAS COMPANY
Ko. 1 "
tank la '
, ,'r" '
STAMLET XOTEXA S8TSS 7ABX
Colorado's Greatest Scenio Mountain
Resori . TherKls not a spot comparable
for both wild rugged glory and tne vel
vet, parklike beauty here, where one
finds the Rocky mountains at their best.
At the Stanley Hotels you will find ail
modern conveniences and comforts that
you will find in ths best city hotels.
Plenty of diversion for old and young;
trout fishing, tennis, golf, bowling, bil
liards Surrey, horseback and autoao
bile rides over many mountain trails u-A.r-
th. rmrn ot exDerlenced auiJes. Write
! for beautiful illustrated souvenir book'
I let AXFBES XMBOBB. Manager.
lEstes rata. Colo.
T'iu have been wanting an op.
portunitr to get a high grade,
high priced car for a long time.
if you 'could buy it right The
season is well on and we are pre
pared to make a clearing. Bat
ains in new and rebuilt Road
sters. - four and five passenger
and seven passenger touring cars.
Phone Song. 3839. 3309 rtraaa.
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