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THE BEE: OMAHA, TTESDAY, MAY 13, 1913.
Electric Vacuum Cleaner
"Weighs only nine pounds.
Cleans as well ns tlio heaviest
cleaner made. Built for overy
day use and fully guaranteed.
Ask us to
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WEEKLY ELECTRICAL PAGE
Published Each Tuesday
Electricity Ko Longer Priced as
High as Few Years Ago.
REASONS GIVEN FOR CHANGE
Central Station Machinery- la IJcttcr
and Incandescent Lnmim tircntlr
Improvnl Over Those ot'
Water is Evaporated and Condi
tions in Roofns Improved.
HUMIDITY MUST BE INCREASED
"Water Heated In Ordinary Chaflnir
Slab "Will Serve to Give Jut
Ilcoult that la Iti.
Many electrical contractlngr companies
have recently had calls for evaporating
water by means of electric heat so as
to give Increased humidity ln residences,
on days when the humidity Is far too
It is often of great Importance to
health, ln avoiding colds, and In keep
ing the skin. In better condition, that
the humidity should bo Increased ln
residences, schools and other public
,Thls can be done by evaporating water
ln on ordinary electric chafing dish ln
the hall or living room. Or, by a proper
electrlo Installation, this can be made
absolutely automatic so as to turn on
the current and evaporate the water
whenever the humidity falls below fifty,
and to automatically turn off the cur
rent whenever the humidity rises aboVe
Put on the heating and cooking circuit,
thereby getting the advantage of the. low
rate for current, such a system would
cost very ltttle for current to operate it
"Electrlo light Is the only thing I know
of that has becomo any cheaper In the
last ton years.-THOMAS A. EDISON."
Mr. Edison's reputation as a student of
life, and as the nation's leading Inventor,
adds authority to a statement which
might othorwlso seem open to doubt or
The increasing cost of living Is a rec
ognized universal condition. The price pi
every commodity which enters Into the
everyday life of the people appears to
have advanced. The one notable excop
tlon, now suddenly called to our attention
by the great Inventor, who is certainly
qualified to know, should be fully ox
plained so that everyono may take ad
vantage of It.
The result Is especially surprising If
we consider that many of the '.-ommoaltles
which are chiefly responsible for ihs in
creased cost of living enter Into the
production of electrlo light also. Coal,
labor, and copper form the principal
Items. From 1902 to 1907 coal Increased
6J4 per cent; within tho same time labor
advanced SV4 per cent, while tho coot of
copper increased approximately 23 per
cent. Nevertheless the cost of electric
light has gone down, more than twice as
fast as the cost of living has gon up
a decrease of CO , per cent as compared
with an Increase of 23 per cent.
Two reasons may bo stated for the re
sulting decrease In the cost of electrlo
light to the consumer: first, bettenncnt
of central station machinery and methods,
and, second Improvements ln the electrlo
Incandescent lamp Itself.
"What a lively baby," said Flaherty.
"Have ya had his picture took yet, I
"Not yet," said Fogarty, tho proud
father. ,rWe thried to, but afther an
hour's lost labor the photygrafter ray
ferred us to a movlng-plcturo studio.'"
Omaha Electrical Works
' Electric Elevator Repairs
109-19 K. 11th St. Phone Doug. 1181.
Eclipse Cleaner is
Found Very Reliable
Servant in Household
The matter of cleaning and sweeping
ln tho past has been a drudgery, but
with the latest model Ecllpso Vacuum
Cleaner, It Is a pleasure. This sanitary
cleaner1 has many remarkable and dis
tinctive features, one of these being oil
less bearings. It Is much, better to use
a machino requiring no attention ln this
particular, causing no soiled hands and
clothing no conspicuous grease Bpots on
rugs, carpets, floor' or walls. Here Is a
most practical cleaner; a model of con
venience, attractive, light, yet strong and
durable. ' A chlld?cah', carry" It ariywherd
and movo (t baclf and forth over any
floor surfaco with commendable grace
and case. It rides easily on two roller
wheels, which not only makes the opera
tion tireless, but rellpves the rug or car
pet of the slightest wear. The Electrlo
Shop, 1S10 Famam street, has distributed
.a largo number of these machines to sat
isfied customers, and give demonstrations
in tho homo or at their salesrooms.
AT svMiaill II f
r 57 P-i M Ml
rs to the
And more than likely you'ro busy with cnll
era, or right in the midst of some important
Up-stairs or down, an extension telephone
will bring tho calls to yoih '
Have You an Extension Telephone?
NEBRASKA TELEPHONE COMPANY
A demonstration in your home,
or at our salesrooms, will con
vince you that you can afford
none but tho best electric
washer and that will bo Tho
Maytag. Cost to operate,
three cents per hour.
The Electric Shop
Tho only washer with swinging
wringer, Ono of tho mnny features
of Tho Maytag.
WOLFE ELEOTRIO COMPANY,
1810 Parnam St.
'Wire for us and we will wiro for you."
If your house isn't wired,
You should worry. ,
Call your shop very quick;
Tell Them "Hurryl"
X KEEPING EYES PROTECTED
Dirt in Them Not Most Harmful of
POOR LIGHT CAUSES TROUBLE
This rp e a n s so
much to the pros
It is one of the
most imp o r tant
features of any house that is advertised for
sale or rent.
"I Would .not have a-house that dooa not havo oloctrio lights."
This is tho way a nowcomor to Omaha turned down a landlord laBt
Ho liked the house, its location, its rooms, its conveniences but
he would not have it because it did not have electrio lights. There are
hundreds of other similar cases.
Electricity is so economical, so clean, so convenient and so great a
time and money-saver that you are injuring your property when you
fail to have it wired for oleotrio lights.
Now is the time to put lights in when you are - redecorating or
-Mnnr n Child Strain It Optica
Throtmh Studi-tnir "d nenttlnnr
In Itoom thnt Una Inanf
We read the other day of a little fel
low, who suffered tho loss of an oyo
our heartfelt sympathy goes out to htm.
Wo rarelit appreciate tho value of our
ryes until they begin to fall on us, and!
thon off to a specialist we go for a pair
of costly, lll-appearlng glanscs, with a
nasty habit ot Rotting broken onco a
Tho eyes are so paramount In tholr
relation to tho human system that we
cannot either physically or financially
afford to neiiloct them. A cinder ln the
oyo on a windy day gives a stab ot pain,
but not half so severo as other abuses
thnt show no Immediate results. Con
sider thn neglectful habit of reading In
dim light, the continued strain, sapping
energy from the body, where It Justly
Perhaps wo do not oxactly know what
light Is, but we at least fully appre
ciate tho evil effects ot an Insufficiency.
I)y all tho beautiful things we see ln
llfo let us not neglect our eyes. Madia
Electrlo sonic glvos you con
veniences you cannot havo
without It. Lot tho Omaha
Rlectrlo Light and Power
Company glvo you informa
tion regarding tholr service
LAMP OUTSJMN BILLS
New Eleotrio Globes Use Less Cur
rent and Give Better Light.
MANY FAMILIES MAKE CHANGE
Experience. Proves to Vnrlona
Homes How Mnch Chnnper N'ovr
Methoila Arc, nml People
linpldlr Catch On.
Mother Never Had
So Great Advantage
in Childhood Days
Some persons often wonder what force
ot nature has caused womankind of ull
the ages to want to clean house every
spring. Recently an Omaha man "aid:
"If father could find any valid excuse
when I was a child for getting out ot
tho Job ho became noted for hit absence,
but I, nn tho older boy, was supposed
to be strictly on the Job. When I say
'Job' I mean what I say, for at that
tlmo the present helps wore not used.
With us It meant getting tho carpet out
doors and beating- the dust out of it,
carrying the rugs out for the same pur
pose, washing tho woodwork and the
rioors. And then mother had the winter
blankets as well a the lace curtains to
wash. Oh, well, It Is no u telling alt
that, for overy woman knows the Job
mother had. What a contrast when
compared with tho same Job ln the mod
ern home. Tho rugs are cleaned on the
floor, as they lay, blankets and under
wear alt washed ln the trusty "1900"
electrlo washer. It Is small wonder that
during the first three days ot last week
that this firm sold fourte.cn of theas
winners." Manager Williams says that
he Is not posing as a missionary, but
Just tho same he feels that he benefits
humanity evory time ho places ono ot
his washers ln a home. Ha wants to
make the terms "1900 Washer Co.," "SOS
South Eighteenth" and "Electrlo House"
Tlvo electrlo bill Is often one of flui
most Interesting pieces of "monthly liter
ature," which many families receive and
there Is a great deal of speculation
levelled at It as to what brought It up
to hero or what kept it down to there.
The most potent factors effecting the
up or down of the electric bill are sea
sons ' and lamps.
A noticeable, decrease Is always
recorded with the coming or spring
which dwindle down to a minimum as
the longer days ot summer advance.
The effeot which lamps havo upon the
electric bill Is Just as noticeable as Is
that of summer and winter to those who
have changed from the old style electrlo
lamps to the newer more economical
Last winter ono family which had been
using the same alio of lamp ln the base
ment and the attlo and the closets as
they did In the kitchen and parlor domes
niado a general survey of the premises,
and substituted the smaller sires Mazda
lamps, wherever they would answer for
tho light needed. .
A Swatt lamp was found to sutflb ln
the basement and attlo and 20-watt lamps
ln the cloaots.
Don't "cuss" the lighting company,
when your bills seem high anyway, not
until you've looked for the true causes.
Electrlo signs gather customers as
electrlo lights gather moths.
Persistent Advertising Is the Itoad to
BENNETT ELECTRIC CO
SAFE AND RELIABLE WIRING
it PAYS to PLEASE
801 Omaha Hat. Bank Slog, S 361 e.
It Means Money to You
Isn't tho laundry problem a costly ono to you under
your present way of having it done? Costly not in
money alone, but -perhaps health. Not a pleasant
thought. Let us show you how it can bo dono for you
at practically no cost, about 2o per washing-, by using a
Washer and Wriiger
Wo will place ono of theso peerless
machines in your homo for a
15 Days' Free Trial
Wo will help you get started right,
and gladly aid you at any future
timo if occasion arises. Washes all
kinds of clothing safoly and well,
and no more trouble than! turning on and off the elec
Surely you owe it to yourself and family to investigate
this offer. Ask any ono of tho more than 1,000 users
in this city.
Sold on easy terms, as well as for cash.
1900 WASHER CO.
THE ELEOTRIO HOUSE
Tyler 1011. E. B. Williams, Mgr. 308 So. 18th St.
The Modern Home is Wired for Electricity
JUST AS OUR BIG STORAGE HOUSE
Is Equipped with all Electrical Conveniences
Giving us the most modem warehouse for the storage of household and per
sonal effects, works of art, musical instruments, jewelry, documents, automo
biles, trunks, etc, in the middle west.
The best moving equipment in the city
MOVING STORAGE PACKING
Omaha Van and Storage Company
PKOHB DOUQI.AB 4163,
804 SOOTH SIXTEENTH STREET
Continuous use of this
page brings a growing
market for your goods.
By co-o p e r a ting with
The Bee's Electrical
page you create a pres
ent and future demand.
That Can He Depended Upon.
Electric Household Appliances.
LANKTREE ELEOTRIO CO.
Tyler 1011. 308 South 18tb 8t
AND INSTALLATION WORK neatly, quickly and satisfactorily done with
the most modern equipment and best workmanship. Call by telephone.
WOLFE ELEOTRIO CO.. Tyler 1414
WEST SIDE ELEOTRIO CO.D. 2275
WEST SIDE ELECTRICAL
COMPANY Douglas 2275
M. J. OURRAN & CO D. 3148
THOMAS DURKIN D. 2519
MID-WEST ELECTRICAL CO.D. 456
LeBRON ELEOTRIO 00:.... D. 2176
E. 0. BENNETT & CO D. 3816
OMAHA ELE0. WORKS. . . .D. 1181
H. J. LANKTREE Tyler 1011
POTH ELEOTRIO CO .D. 5837