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REDUCTION IN WATER
RATES IS FORCED BY
Fight Made by This Paper Causes a
Reduction to Twenty-Eight
BOARD ORDERS ffHE DECREASE
, , .'
Howell it Told to Prepare a Schedule
, , " at Oncp.
IS EFFECTIVE- ON JULY FIRST
Big-Profits Shown by The Bee Are
, ' Tod Convincing, " '
- SOME WOULD CUT IT LOWER
A'Few Members of the Donrd Wnntctt
,hc Reduction to De Slide to Stl
Cents, but Howell Sara Pub-
V He "Will Be Satisfied.
''Forced by the persistent fight of The
lieo 'in behalf of (he water consumers ot
the city the Water board at a 'meeting
yesterday "ordered Water Commissioner
R.Beecher Howell to prepare- a reduced
schedule Of rates to be -effective from
"July 1. In order to do a's little as pos
sible to stop public clamor the rates will
bo .reduced only to 28 cents per 1,000 gal
This action of the Water board fol
lowed a! secret session held Wednesday
. rilEht, when the final agreement was
rbacKcd., All members of the board were
present 'at the meeting, at which Howell
was told to prepare the cut rato sched
. ule. The board will meet on or' before
July 9 to adopt the schedule formally.
, ijcbrUary 1 certain rates were reduced
per cent, after The See had repeatedly
, pointed out that 35 cents per l.QOO gallons
was extortionate. The Bee called for
, further reduction and full redemption 'of
the'promlse ot a H-cent rate, and, backed
by the protests of thousands of con
sumers against a robber schedule, the
Water board was compelled to bring the
rates down a little nearer that figure.
Following. Is the resolution, as passed
by the Water board:
j Resolved. That the water commissioner
' be and is hereby authorized and directed
. to-' prepare a new rata schedule for
K metered water, based upon a rate of
SI cents per 100 cubic feet, or 21 cents
per 1,000 gallons.
i Be it further Resolved, That the water
commissioner be and Is hereby directed
to submit said schedule at a meeting ot
the Water board on or before Wednes
day. July 9, 1913. together with such
recommendations es lie may deem proper.
Dealest Wants to Keep- Profits.
Asked what, recommendations he oyl.d,
make, the Jwater. . commissioner put ion
, jBrluiiroc ' long enough to say he
7 ' freaffih'aVtrtvsr theriiUr.. mueh
w th'6"aghtatHVTii,uiiow. wObllvious'tttl
wiT7the Plan or the board ''nott' to qol
the ...people by- .Pretending, .to reduce and,
in 1 11 nr. ktb-a lar& balance ot profits
wrenched from p&or' "consumers ori.HahU.'
! Wl.,tr n.v.Aii4 Vtu'rPhA Tl (mm lik,
reports of the Water board and city'
treasurer, showing the .big profits the
Water board was accumulating, made ink
'fttner members of the tioard Insist on
tllqwretrg'reftlrig to .an Immediate reduc
tion; ' ' '
'fttyia said-several members wanted to go
'tojiiSceriU. tut Howell gave assurance
ftiaWhls -reduction and the small rebate
Wb'tild'ytoD the public outcry.
, Friend's .of D. J. O'Brien and W; U.
Buchols, members of the Water board,
are. frank to say that both. of them are
thoroughly disgusted, with Howell's tuc
tlcs"ahd' that their resignations aro Xoitli
. coming. They would have resigned
earlier, but were afraid they would teavo
the public under the Impression that thuy
TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES
CHICAGO. JulyS, America Is develop
ing a race of short-sighted people was
the Warning 'delivered, yesterday -by Dr.
C. G. Fellows 'oii Chicago, In an .address
beforo the convention of the American
Homeopathic, Opthalmologlcal and Xa
ryngeloglcal society In scsslou here. His
assertions .were baeked ,up by other
speakers who declared office workers
use loo much light.
It la astounding how many persons are
short-sighted." said Dr. Fellows. The d
yelppment of short-sightedness or pro
gressive myopia In adults Is due to the
manner 'Jn which they study in their child
hood. The prevention Is early and fre
quent examination of children for eye
'Most people don't need half the light
they use," said Dr. H. D. Bchenk of
Brooklyn. "Clerks and bookkeepers will
have a big burner right over the books
they work on. . The will tell you It Is a
beautiful light, but they are burning out
their eyes. If we decrease the excess
light, 'we. decrease the danger ot near.,
Thirty' of ' the thirty-seven ophthamolo
glsts present yesterday wore glasses
DISPUTE OVER EDUCATION
QHICAGO. July 3. A dispute over the
value ot a college education resulted to
f day. in the death of Henry A. Edman, ft
jy'e&ra- Pw a trt car conductor. He
4yas knocked down by Edward Phaw, IS
ears old. who defended higher educa
tion, and suffered a fracture of the skull.
"3le died later. Shaw, who is a foreman,
Forecast till 7 p. m. Friday:'
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair and continued warm.
Temperature 'at Omtabi fester-.
11 a. to
J p." m'y.'.'.'.'.'.'. ".'.','.
p- m w
s P. ra.
7 u m
VETERANS TOJEE WILSON
Program Arranged tor' President's
GOVERNORS' DAY IN THE CAMP
AUhonKh Thnusnnda l',ve Left for
Home, the CrOTrd Is Still Large,
as Others IlATr Taken '
GE7TTY8BRUG, Pa., July 3. Arrange'
ments were perfected today .for, the re
ception Of President Wilson to'morriw.
He will arrive In the town of Gettysburg
at, 11 a. m., and, 'In 'order' that Jhe vet
erans may see him. hit automobile will
be driven through the streets of tJtttys
burg and out the Emmetsburg road -to
the bK tent, a distance, ot more th.wtwo
Although thousands ot veterans . left
the uncertain Joys of camp life behind
and started for home, their goius wado
little difference In the appearance ot the
battle field camp today for thousands of
others were on hand tt participate la the
exercises ot governors' day. On both
sides of Confederate avenue, the. t-snta
were still alive with -Veterans and - the
ln?s before the cook tints did nut seem
to the cooks to have tost an Inch, 'al
though the number thAt has left 's es
timated at close to 10,oOO.
The veterans acted today like i..lol
of school boys whose vacation U only a
few days away. Ixng before sunup, they
began parading the camp, to the mjhIo
of "The Streets ot Cairo," played on fifes
and drums. , The parftdirs were hard
workers and the band-had powerful lunis
and bands, for they: k'ept It up tin 1 11
mess call. :
Many ot the men who expect to leave
tomorrow paid their farewell calls today
on the men of the other army they have
come to know. In the days ilwj have
been here the feeling was the best. PJtere
was no doubt In the minds ot those who
saw that, so far as the men vWho -have
gathered here are cottccrned, IWwar has
ceased to be & sourtS'wof-- haired ' and
Plcltett'a Charge Repented.
One of the events .of 'today was the
"charge" of the survivors of Pickett's
division ' on the "blopdy Angle held by
the remnants of the Philadelphia brigade.
Under the hot sun the men In gray
marched across the field- that has .not
seen anything more warlike than a black.
snake ' In fifty years, up to the walls
that form trie angle. The "enemy" 'In'
blue was waiting with .weapons' ready
and when they met acrosB' the wall'
they shook hands'. Afterwards they
looked over the ground for the site for,
a $20,000 monument they hope to have
congress erect there.
Governors' day called fOr speeches from
state executives Tener ot Pennsylvania,
'McCrcar'y at Kentucky- and- Sulrtrot
New' ifprV.. ffovlsfon.' hid been'-made
governors for t Vice Preeldent Marshall
grid 'the big conVrfwlonal.. delegation from
yashlngtOBVwta-3fwf7-- , r , - h
Ai a meetliig.' ot conf ider'aifs,; the fol-:
lowing resolutions were unanimously
4doptt,d: , ' ., fe ; "
Resolved, ,8' the confederates" it Get'-,
tysburg assembled, That'6Ut- thanks are
due-and are hereby tendered 'to -the. state
of Pennsylvania for Initiating the move
ment which ha mode It possible for the
survivors of the two great armies, which
fought on' this Illustrious field fifty years
ago, to meet In- friendship, here today and
plant a monument of peace, a monument
tvhlch shall stand- as the symbol of
American valor, t manhood and brother
.hood. i . "
Resolvc'd, That we thank the government
of the' United States -for the.. magnificent
minner In which Jt has seconded the ef
forts of the state of Pennsylvania In car
rying forward-this great work ot peace
and fraternity between the blue and gray
and without any self abasement whatso
ever we desire to affirm -end pletfge, not
only ourselves, but all our brother con
federates and all the people of our loved
southland to the utmost loyalty to the
government of the United Btates and .to
the flag of our country.
Resolved, That we take pride In the fact
that to the armies of the confederacy Is
due- the credit ot demonstrating, the utter
Impossibility of the dismemberment of
the union. When we consider than COo.QCO
men of the very flower of chivalry, as
good material as was ever offered In a
fighting, force and directed by such com
manders as our beloved Robert K. I.ee
and his lieutenants, Inspired by a sec
tional devotion such as lias not elsewhere
been Itnown in history, failed to separate
the states, we see that the demonstration
was complete, that the thing was not to
be done and our failure must give pause
to those who In the future would con
template such an undertaking.
Patrick Quinlan is
PATERSON, N. J.. July 3,-Patrick
Quinlan, a leader for the Industrial
Workers of the World,- today was. sen
tenced to prison for not less than two
or more than seven-years and to pay a
fine of 3500. He was convicted recently
of Inciting riot among tho striking silk
Up to 1:30 o'clock this morning the
Jury in the case of Elizabeth Gurley
Flynn, trUd on a similar charge, bad
reached no" aureemsnt.
Upon the request of the Jurors, a new
foreman .was appointed by Judge Klenert
this afternoon and the Jury again retired-
to deliberate. Nc reason for the
request was made public.
After deliberating for two hours more
the Jury repqrtcd that it wag unable to
agree and was discharged.
Executed by Federals
MEXICO CITT; July S.-Fededral troops
today executed General Abroslo Figueroa,
who' obtained grekt prominence In the
southern states during Madep'n revolu
tion against Dlax and was Inter in th
army as commander of the rural guards.
He was captured In IgUala de Ia Inde
pendencla, state of Guerrero. The- news
of his efecutlorf was', telegraphed her
from the headquarters of General J live
nlclo KoblesT the federal commander In
Cuernavaca. Figueroa, with his brothers,
took a leading part In the rebellion
against the present administration.
Provisional PrJejnf;VluertA propose
to send from Mantaplllb two, boatloads
of relnforerments for the federal trnnm
Jflghtlng agalpst rebels 'in flonoro.
'part of the mrn will be dispatched to
uuaynras ana the remainder to Punto
Ix)bo. with tbe
town of Altar-
object of reaching tbe
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.DfawrU for The Bee by Nell Brink
CAKPEKTERS INSIST ON RAISE
Business Agent of the Union Will Not
Yield Without Advance.
PAYING THE HIGHER SCHEDULE
Fortj"-EI(rht Contractor .Are Novr
Glvfns; Men Fifty-FlTe Cents.
Per llonr nnd All Will Hold
Oat for Increase.
"Wp are going to stick for the 63
cents per hour," told Harry Stroesser,
business agent of the Carpentern .union,
after the meeting of the- carpenters who
have quit their Jobs on account of the
refusal of the employers to pay them 65
cents. "There are forty-eight contractors
this rplnute that are paying the 5 cents
to all their men except possibly appren
tices," continued Mr. .Stroesser; rond,I
have the list or them, In spite', of. the
fact that the Builders' exchange Is saying
nobody Is paying It."
Mr. Stroesser says the union Is now
only demanding what woe promised some
time ago. "I tell you ,tho Builders' ex
change did promise us tho 65 cents after
Juno 1, even If they do deny It now. It
was a Verbal agreement. After we
threshed ovr a written agreement and
failed to come to an understanding they
asked that the agreement be left merely
Verbal.'. The agreement was the result of
a number of conferences between our
committee .and theirs. Their committee
consisted of Mr. Johnson ot Newman &
Johnson, Thomas Herd and WIHIarri
dreedon. -'These men made., us - the
promise. But during ithn latter part of
Jfay, a few days before the agreement
was to go Into effect, the exchange met
and rescinded- its action.
"Now they say. there are a lot of car
penters In town, and they are trying to;
take' advantage of us from that fac.
WKo brought the lot of carpenters j in T
There was .a cry for workmen for The
tornado district and, they brought a- lot
ot bum carpenters in. and now they am
crying about poor mechanise."
Mr. Stroesser gtvesw as his estimate
that there are 3S0 carpenters workingjn
the city at !S cents per hour. Hesays
he has definite figured to show that
forty-eight contractors are paying the 65
cents, and he believes that these employ
StO rnen. .
Several more men quit work Wednes
day on Jobs whero they were not given
65 cents. "We won't let them work for
lets than that." said Mr. Stroesser.
IDA GltOVK-C'barles aeorge. head car
penter on the Marsh Engineering com
pany bridge crew building the new con
crete arch bridge across the Maple river
here, was overcome with heat wh'.la
work on the framework of one of the i
hi- -ircnes and fell He was not seriuuely I
His Favurite Set-Pieoe
Serves Two. Years ,
in Reformatory for -Theft
of Five Cents
ATLANTA, Ga.,-July J.r-Olllo Taylor,
13 years old, of this city!-who has served
two years In the Fulton County reforma
tory for the theft of a 5"cent bottlo of a
soda fountain beverage, yeuterday was
paroleoTby tho county commissioners for
The boy, whose case has recently at
tracted wide attention because he warf
sentenced Under a Georgia lawAwhlch re
quired that he Btay In the reformstory
until he was 31 years old unless sooner
paroled, would bo eligible for further
paroto at the end ot four months It his
conduct meets with tbe approval ot the
reformatory officials. Ho said today that
he wished to find a placo to work where
he could learn to ba an automobile
Three Ponies Eat
Their Heads Off
WASHINGTON, ' Suy 3.-"These are
simply horses that ate their heads off,"
mid George E. Downey, comptroller ot
the treasury, today In deciding that the
federal government must pay the board
bills for three ponies seized and sold by
older of tho United States court at
Muskogee,' Okla.,' although the proceeds
Of. the sale were less than the cost ot
feeding the animals.
. United States Marsha Victor ot MUs
kogee, reported the losing transaction 'o
the comptroller who lamented thut he
must approve the feed bills of the ponle.
aggregating' The' o'xaoj sale prion
of the horses was not 'divulged!'
CLERK PLEADS GUILTY
TO STEALING JEWELRY
NEW YORK, July J.-WIIUam Bock,
the young repair clerk, who confessed
yesterday to the robbery of 195,000 worth
of gems from the Fifth avenue Jewelry
firm of Udall & Ballou, pleaded guilty
today aftfs tho grand Jury Indicted him
for grand larceny In the first degree. He
was remanded for sentence on Friday,
July 11. ,
The National Capital
Thursday July a, JOi-1,
. The- Senate,
Met at I p. m.
Ixibby committee heard Martin.
Adjourned at 2:03 p. in., till Monday.
Not in resslon; meet Saturday.
Rule committee continued taork on
resolutions to Investigate Mulhall charges,
PLANS FOR FOURTH OF- JULY
All Omaha Will Celebrate in '.One
DAY IS TO BE SAFE AND SANE
All the Clubs to Pot On Varloqs Pro.
vrams of Hporta anil Amuse
mentsTwo Mnll Oaines
Ponrth of Jnl- Activities.
Omaha against Sioux City, two games,
10i3O a. m. and 3 p. in.
All-day celebration at the Prairie
Park association and a grand hlstorlo
parade at 0 o'clock.
Aquatlo sports and patrotlo celebra
tion at the Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation park, with big lunch in evening.
Program of patrlotio and athletio
events at tbe beymour Xiko club all
Base ball by the amateur teams of
Jaok rabbit shoot at th Omaha Oun
olnb, beginning at Si30 a. m.
Matlness and regular shows at all th
Boat racing and big calibration at the
Council Bluffs Bowing association at
Open house and aquatlo program at
the darter Zaks elnb, to b followed by
plat dinner, fireworks display nnd
City tennis tournament starts at the
Oman ritjfl club.
doll and tennis at all th cummer
clubs in and about Omaha,
Drill tsain of Denver Elxs give an ex
hibition at Boarke park after th ball
gam In th afternoon.
Xrog park open all day and evstng,
featuring Clmlllo's famous confceri
Bon Phlllpln's band at ak Manawa.
Concert In E&nsoom park in the after
noon bv fleonra Qrsan's band.
Steamboat excursions up th Ifflissoirl
to Jfjorono tn m axtsrnooa anu svau
tnr. General calibration by South Omaha
euf frngtts on th Sigh school grounds.
Open.alr eonoert at th Omaha yield
olnb In th afternoon and dancing in th
Poitoffioo, city hall and all general
offices clod lor th day.
To fittingly celebrate the signing ot the
Declaration of independence on July 4,
1776, business lias been generally sus
pended. In Omaha for today and the
butcher and baker, laborer and capitalist
will come together on a common level.
The small boy will arise long before the
sun peeps oyer the eastern hills and com
mence day. of hilarity.. Toy cannons,
giant firecrackers and pistols have been
blacklisted and only a safe and sane
Fourth will be tolerated by the Omahi
Time-honored deviltry, such as mud
cans and the loading of potash and sul
phur on street ear traoka la a thing ot
the past and if somq urenln attempts to
drag from the discard this' tabooed fea
ture, lie will find hlmvelt in the clutchci
of one ot the minions of the law. as Chief
Dunn has instructed his patrolmen to al.
(.Continued on Page TwoJ
Two Militaut Women
Given Three Years
For Firing Stands
LONDON, July 3.-Two militant suffra
gettes, Ifltty Marlon and Clara Elisabeth
Olveen, ' were sentenced today to three
years' penal servitude for setting fire to
the stands of the Hurst Park race course
on June 0 and causing 370,000 damage.
The police rearrested today three of the
officials ot the Women's Social and Po
litical union, the militant suffragette or
ganization, who were released on licenses
on June 21, owing to HI health, the result
of their "hunger strike" in Jail. They
are Miss Annie , Kenney, Mrs, Rachel
Barrett and Miss Harriet Kerr. They
have been recuperating at a watering
Miss Laura Lennox, another suffragette
leader, who' was released on license on
the same day as her comrades and re
arrested a few days ago, was again re
leased from Jail today. She had again
made herself 111 by a hunger strike.
Official Accused of
Negligence Give Bond
CHICAOO, July 3.-Flfteen railroad of
ficials in all had surrendered and had
given bond today In connection with the
killing of George M. Hcptt and Mrs. Willis
K. Bnltrf at Oak Park on June 23.
Officers and directors of the Metropoli
tan & West Side Railroad company and
Aurora. Klgln & Chicago Railway com
pany were held yesterday to the grand
Jury, charged with being criminally negli
gent In falling: to provide for the safoty
of the public at the point where the Met
ropolitan train struck, Scott's automobile.
Tne officials who appeared today at
the state's attorney's office and surren
dered thfmielvos were: Paul D. Sexton,
secretary of the Metropolitan company;
C E. Flcnner, D. J. Heffers. C. J. Jones
and 1-3. C, Faber, directors of the Aurora,
Elgin & Chicago company.
Each was released under 35,000 bonds,
'Frisco Postmaster 4
Refuses to Resign
SAN FRANCISCO. July S.-ln reply to
a demand, following a request from Post
master General Burleson, Arthur G. Flak '
again refused today to resign as post-f
master or Son Francisco. In answering a'
telegram from Burleson, he wired:
"I do not recognlte the right ot anyone .
to remove me except Ilia president of the
DAVID LAMAR DREW
STEEL TRUST PROBE
Wall Street Broker' Statement
Hade to Lobby Committee Con
k firmed by Henry Xartih,
HEAD OP ANTI-TRUST LEAGUE.
He Says Promoter Drew it at His
HE SPENT FIFTY THOUSAND
Refued to Tell Whero it Went or
Who Compote League,
HAD STANLY TO INTRODUCE Tt
I.mnar Urevr llrNolntlon at Ills Tt
. quesli hut lie Did Not Kaovr
Used It In Dent Trith . ,
WASHINGTON, ' July -Confirmation
of David Lamar's claim that it was ha,
who drew the congressional resolution,
under, which the Stanley committee ixf
vesttgated the United States steel cor
poratlon was given to the senate lobby,
committo today by Henry B, Martin,
head of the so-called "Antl-truet league"
Martin's testimony, less gripping and
less startling than Lamar's testimony
yesterday, when the latter blandly tot,
of confidential relations with Wall street '
leaders and his Impersonations of con' I
gressmen, was corroborative and supple. ,
mcntary to Lamar's on several points.
He testified that after Lamar drew thj
steel trust Investigating resolution, he
Martin, Induced Representative Stanley:,
to Introduce it. He did not tell Stanley,
that Lamar was Its author, but ild not'
try to suppress the fact. He disclaimed
knowledge that Lamar had used tho,
resolution before introduction in deat
lngs with financiers and protested hel
know nothing of Lamar's telephone Irn!
, Persistent questioning by the senators;'
failed to make Martin divulge what the'
"Anti-trust league" was or who com
posed It. He declined to give names ot
members or tell of the dlepooltlon of;
thoUsands of dollars he. said It had spent.
LaHterttacH la Absent. jjj'
Edward Louterbach, the New York?
lawyer, who figured In David Lamar'
Impersonations of congressmen in tclelj
phone talks, with New York financier!
was not on 1 hand today as the senate!
lobby committee had expected,, when Iv
resumed taking testimony. n
Henry B. Wartlh. ot a so-called "Antl-j
trust" ,eague here, was called to b
exarrilnod, .however, pn Lamar's ttr
mnt'tfeat-af-ter ,.hehad.,drAwit a. roao
lullpn Zorr.ll vtebtffcWsfltenaT Investigation;
o the United States Steel corporation
he gave the resolution to. Martin, wh$
In turn, Induced Representative Stanley?
of Kentucky totntrodUce It jri the housed
Before. Martin was called. Lewis Cossj
Ledy&rd, attorney for J. P, Morgan andt
company, who had testified yesterday
as to Lamar drawing the steel trust
resolution, resumed the stand for a mo
ment to testify that his information on
that point came from. Lamar and LaUter
bach. Further, questioning brought out that
Lamar In 1909, when-the Wlckershitm rail
road, law amendments wero before con
gress had supplied arguments and Infor
rnaton that Martin presented to nwrw
bers. Martin thought such Information
had led to the striking out of the aeptfons
to Immunize railroads from prosecutions.
Lamar Drew Reaolattoa.
"pid Lamar prepare tho draft of t$
resolution for Investigation .of the steel
trust?" demanded Senator Cummins,
"It Is my recollection that I askeA Whs
to prepare IV' said Martin. He addesl
that he had no specific arrangement witk
any member ot congress for its Introduce
This resolution was used in New York ,
as a basis for tin. attempted recoaclU 1.
tlon between Edward JUauterbach andjtlijf
Morgan firm," said Senator Cummins. '
Martin insisted he knew nothing, ot '.
Under Questioning Martin testified thae .
the resolution was Introduced in thoj
house In practically the form toe and,
Lamar agreed upon.
Senators gave Martin a lively examines t
tlon In an effort to disclose what th'
"anti-trust league" was and who cote,
posed It Martin testified that M. X. '
Lockwood of Oklahoma was originally!
Its president; he was secretary. Cotter .V.
(Continued on Page Two.) i
July finds tbe vacation 8e7
bod at Us -height everywhere.
Where to go and what to take"
ore questions that one cannot al
ways easily answer.- Nor can one's
friends always give the best an
swer. In such times .your newspa
per is one) of your most'valu
ablo guides and assistants.
The advertisements are sign, '
posts that point to pleasant places '
whore health and recreation mar
The advertisements in THE"
BBB tell you what to wear;
they teem with timely hints aa5
to what .Is best, cheapest and"
They offer you everything for
the Journey, for time spent after
you arrive at ,your destination
for every possible occasion.
Therefore, as 'you plan your
vacation this month or next
month, for that matter .make?'
it a practice to consult the ad
vertlsements in TUB BBB.
and you ylll find yout time
profitably and pleasantly occupied-
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