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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JULY 126. 191
THE GREAT FINAL
IT HIS particular sale is one that you cannot afford to
mm miss as it is the final clearance of all our Suits, Coats,
Dresses and bkirts that have sold for and up to $25.00-
cnoice Saturday, at . . .
150 Cloth Suits..
50 Linen Suits ..
75 Ototh Coats
250 Wash Dresses
300 Cloth Skirts
825 garments worth up
to $25,00, your choice Saturday
$3.75 Dresses $3.93
Over 200 Smiuncr Dresses and Frocks;
scores of styles and .all sizes; former prices
were $7.50 to $8.75; Saturday at
Suits and Coats
that have sold at $39.50, $45.00 or inore;
your choice at
$10.00 and $15.00
JULIUS ORKIN 1510 Douglas St.
BRIEF 0ITY NEWS
Lighting rixtures. Burgess-Orandsn Co.
Kara Soot Print xt Now Beacon Press.
Wdellty Storage ft Van Co. Doug. 1516.
Tito riatlron Omaha's high grade (am
lly hotel. 17th & St. Mary's. Transient nna.
Star Sued for Blander Leona Bos
tick haa brought suit against Frank A.
Ray for 5,O0Q, charging that he haa
maliciously sought to damage her char
acter by circulating defamatory stories
about her. She operates a grocery store
at 423$ Lake street.
Wants Divorce and Ear Son Cora G.
Glasgow has sued for .divorce from
George dlasgow on the grounds' of de
sertion. They were married In Iowa In
1905. She alleges that he deserted her
June U. She prays custody of her minor
-.Starf on; sfevr Store Workmen have
begun "excavation for the new building
to be erected at the southwest corner
of Twenty-eighth and Farnam. 'When
completed Jt will be occupied by Sommer
Bros, grocers, now. located across the
sQJJijBron. r aged' S years.-;
Base' for Injured Hand Mike Tom as a
has, sued the Cudahy Packing company
anjd -Frank -Conley Jointly for tS.OOO, al
leglng hat it was through the negligence
of' the defendant that his hand was injured-
and permanently disabled while
working In the soap department of the
Water Board la Ened Tony Sesto who
wa fired by the Water board after he
had 'been employed as a meter fitter and
meter 'reader for a time, has brought his
troubles Into the district court. He sues
the board for the sum1 of 4S, alleging that
Is; the 'amount he lost between the time
he) was discharged anil the time he se
cured another Job twenty days later. He
alleges he had a verbal contract with the
Water-.board and that they should have
Backwater Xloods Basement Back
water from a sewer In the Woodmen of
thh World building filled the basement to
a 'depth of nearly a foot and for a time
th-pengtneroom was in danger of a flood,
which would have done Inestimable dam
age.: The floor of the cafe In the base
ment .was covered with water, necessitat
ing closing It for the day. Men with
poUs,-, worked all morning dipping out
the ater after plumbers had gotten to
the sewer and stopped the back flow.
Ttjejelevator service was unharmed, the
engines operating, them being next to
th:'roof of the building.
Willing to Compete .
3With Lawyers on
Gas, Is the Mayor
Mayor James C. Da'himan got his Irish
up a little last night at the metng ot
the Crelghton Improvement club In the
discussion of the proposed gas franchise
ordinance, when V. C. Patterson, follow
ing the mayor's speech, stated thai the
tray or was not much of a business man.
"At to my not being a business mad,"
said the mayor, "I toeneve "the -people
have looked upon me of something of a,
business man when they- elected me sev
eral times as chief executive, I'm not a.
lawyer, but I'm willing-to go up. against
any of these lawyers on -this proposU
tlon end tell them1, the facts as I "sea
them." ; , :
"If the present contract Is tetter," skid
the mayor, "than the one we have pro
posed, then Qod help the people ot
Patterson 'charged 'that' tVe 'proposed' or-'
nlnance was a corporation measure got
ten through by corporation Influences.
The 'mayor declared he was fighting
for the interests of the people and had
been doing so ever since he was In public
F. W. Fitch, president of the Federated
Improvement clubs, spoke at considerable
length in favor of the proposed ordinance,
laying the Crelghton Improvement club
was the only pne of the Improvement
clubs that had gone on record against
the proposed ga. franchise. He .hoped
they would reconsider their action.
Both Fitch and the mayor argued that
It would lie within the power of the, coun
cil to reduce the price of gas after five
years, and that if the gas company
Claimed the rate they fixed to be con
fiscatory, they could go Into the courts
DEMOS IN AIRJYER MONEY
"Insurgents" of Banking Committee
Fight Currency Bill.
WRITTEN FOR CREDITOR CLASSES
Henry Makes Hitter Attack on
Measure and is Summoned to
WhKe House, Where Long
Conference Is Held.
Tim Persistent and Judicious Use or
Newspaper Advertising Is the Itoad to
WASHINGTON, July 25.-The adminis
tration currency bill became today the
center of chaos In the conference of .dem
ocratic members of tho house baiiktng
and currency comipittee. After a stormy
session today the conference broke, up
tonight with an interminable vista of op
position and discussion opened up, and
Jhe prospects of an agreement on-, the
bill apparently reduced to a vague.and,
shadowy hope. 1 .
Even Chairman Glass, champion of the
bill on the house side, was about ready
to abandon the idea of getting his col
leagues together. President Wilson .re
garded the, situation, as ,so. serious that
no niranjtu lor a conterenco at tne
White House tonight with Uepresentatlve
Henry of Texas, chairman of the house
rules .committee, who ima been advjalng
witn tne insurgent committeemen. The
interview lasted until well Into the night.
The conference today was turbulent
from the outset
Dlnrnun Avilann'ii AKn..
After reopening the discussion of the
runoameniai feature of the bill, the gov
ernment control through the board pow
ers of the proposed federal reserve board,
Representative Bulkeley of Ohio held the
floor for an hour in a rather free dlnnm.
elon of President Wilson's attitude toward
the bill. It became apparent that the
proposal to keep this board a strictly
government institution, urged by Presi
dent Wilson as one of the essentials, wbb
a point of wide disagreement.
Then Representative Jlagsdale presented
a e pi amendments practically re writ
Ing- -the essentials of the bill. These
amendments, framed bv llfnrn't.itiv
Henry and Representative Ragsdale, rep
resent tne sentiment of the socalled "In
"-o.k unuuumi uq uig currency ques
tion and provision for currency
on warehouse receipts for cotton, mm
'and wheat. Representatives Henrv nnri
Ragdsdale announced their intention of.
flffhtlnK . for th Bm,nr1mn4 nnt Antu
, . ' , , .lw y . . .
in' the Conference of the-commlttee demo-.
crats, but ln the- full committee, the
'democratic, caucus .and possibly oai the
Xloor of the house.
Chalnr.au Glass said tonlirht that at
tno cioro ot the day's session ho ug
Keeled the linuoslhllttv nf th
crats agreeing, and proposed that hey
take the uncompleted bill to the full.pom
tnlttee and try to reach an am-Mmnnt
with the mlnorityrmentbers, or that they
take it to the democ ratio caucus.
The majority, however, believed they
should mako a further attempt to, thresh
out their differences In conference. '
President Wilson's recently published
political work, "The New Freedom," fur
nished the text of Representative Bulke
ley's discussion. Mr; Bulkeley quoted
from the president's work passages whlon
he said showed that when the book was
written President Wilson was opposed to
the Idea, of placing vast governmental re
sponslblllttes in the hands of restricted
bodies which In- any way might be con
trolled or Influenced by financial or in
dustrial Interests. Ort this basis the Ohio
representative argued strenuously against
the broad powers conferred on the Fed
era Reserve board by, the Glass bjll,
Toiler In the Lurch.
In a statement accompanying thj
amendments Representative Henrv Hti.
cised the- O lass bill as "written wholly
In .the interests of the creditor -i ..
the banking .fraternity and the financial
woria. witnout .proper provision for the
debtor classes, jmd those who toll and
produce and sustain the country."
"If large business, and th,e bankers,"
said the statement, "are determined to
again force .the government Into 4 part
nership with the .banks .and we are tn
disregard the. teachings of - Jefferson,
Jackson. Calhoun, Benton and Bryan,
ana again institute marriage relations
bfltwaexi the. r.vmml'nt nA f. - v i. -
- J T uiin
in order to establish a huge and perma
nent asset currency plan, . then I insist
that we sq. .amend, and round out the
Glass-Owen Htll as to permit the farmn
and wage earner tq.eome Into the scheme
oa the same terms, at the same cost ana
upon the Identical principles upon which
we admit the banker and the commar.
CHEAP COAL TOWATERWORKS
Minnelusa Plant Now Famished
Fuel for,$2.0G Per Ton.
AFRAID OF THE FINAL ISSUE
Ifovrell nnd Welister Are nt Thrlr
Wits' End nm to Outcome of Test
Case Hcgnnllnjr Million Dol
lars In Vre'a Hnnda.
'After a protracted session with R.
Beechor -Howell, general manager of the
Metropolitan Walor district, the repre
sentatives of tho Donoho-Englcr con)
firm agreed to a reduction In tne con
tract price of the coal furnished for thj
Minnelusa water plant and the board of
directors of the water district correspond
ingly reduced the B. ,T. TJ, ttst standard.
Tho price of tho coa) was reduced from
12.14 to 12.00 cer ton.
The coal company, it Is understood, has
been furnishing the- wate plant coal at
on actual loss, became of t'hn rlclil en.
forcement of tho B. T- U. test, which -has
been cnnnMernhlv Inwni- Hum H . fir.iv
iixea in the contract. Fortj;-ono cars of
coal have been .delivered Uhder this, con
tract and following tests a settlement
price of 11.82 a ton Was reached' and tin
board of directors approved this agree
ment Reserve I'nrclindlnir Power.
The board of directors reserves power
to purchase coal elsewhere without in
validating tho contract with tho Donoho
Engler company, although General Man
ager Howell states that the supply wll
still be secured from the same company.
At the meeting yesterday afternoon At
torney John I. Webster failed to advise
the board as to what action It should
take to compel the treasurer, W. G. Ure,
to turn over Jl.OOO.OOO in water district of
Omah'a furtds to the new Metropolitan
Water district, created by the law lobbied
through the legislature by Howell.
"I'm not worrying about this," said
Webster, referring to Ure's decision' to
hold on to the funds, on advice of 'attor
neys and his bondsmen, untlU the courts
order him, to turn Mt .over. "Wo had a
conference this morning and I listened to
opinions and gave my own."
Ure, his attorney, Ed Balrd, Howell
and Webster wore in scpret session from
9:30 o'clock in 'the morning .until nearly'
noon, but nothing came of the conference.
Ure Is, In reality, seeklnir fo tent the
constitutionality of the Metropolitan
Water district law, Insofar as It concerns
the handling of the water furids. First,
hp desires to know If he is legally bound
to transfer the 11,000.000 ne nov holds to
tho account of n corporation separate
and distinct from the coroorate cltv nf
Omaha; and, second, Jf the law means
mis, wnetner or not It Is' constitutional.
There is a weil-definea rumor around
Water board headquarters to the effect
that Howell and Webster are loath to
bring the-matter to a head. fenHrnr th
case may 'go acalnat them, and knnnMni-
that If it doe tho Water board will be
facing the greatest crisis in Its history.
It is believed the board
work under tho new law for six month
or so without testfng tho constitutionality
pf the law and then bring the case to
trial, hoping to secure lenient, or nt tn.
less, literal construction of it on the
ground that they had been onemtlmr
tier It without Interference. With the
profits being piled un Jt would bo possible
to run the plant without using the 000 .
However, If this
water consumers will suffer most and
Improvements would, of necessity, be
held up, a consummation the board looks
favorably upon. For several months tho
board has been refusing repeatedly and
steadfastly to create new water districts
and extend Its services on the
that it would soon be operating under h
new jaw wnicn gives It greater power.
Since one excuse ts as snnA . o.v..
is now believed the hnorH u.in . i
itself from extending mains for the rea
son mat tne funda are tied up and money
to pay the email Dart camt nt e.,.nin
mains is not available.
Attorney Webster believes the board of
directors of the Metropolitan Water dls
trlct are now veled with .
equalize assessment for water main ex-
ienaions, a, power formerly held by the
City COUnCll Of rtmahn ,t
board will be arbitrary In the matter the
uorney aoes not know.
This question came up when George &
Co., for the 'eteenth time, asked Howell
and his board to pay them for water
mains they have laid In Dundee at their
own expense. Howell kmUkA i.. ..
matter be referred to a committee for
t takes no Mathematician to mure where the
gain conies in while buying suits at HALF price!
Inmgino spending HALF for your car faro; HALF for your meals; HALF for your homo rental; all
this would bo startling, and of course impossible, but you HAVE tho chanco to save HALF on tho
OImiES YOTX WEAR, and THAT'S just as important. Don't look back upon Brooks' Half Prico Suit
Salo and WISH you had bought; wishing doesn't put a snappy now suit upon your baok. Better bo hero
Saturday while suits are offered you any of 'em at HALF.
For $20 Suits
For $20 Suits
For $20 Suits
For $20 Suits
For $25 Suits
For $25 Suits
For $25 Suits
For $25 Suits
For. $30 Suits
For $30 Suit3
For $30 Suits
For $30 Suits
QEE what George
has, anyway you
u ill not obligateyour
self to BUY, if you
merely wish to "look ' '
Brooks wants only
to Prove his "HALF"
Any $35 Suit
Any $35 Suit
Any $35 Suit
Any $35 Suit
Any $40 Suit
Any $40 Suit
Any $40 Suit
Any $40 Suit
All Suits at
All Suits at
All Suits at
All Suits at
Cmrner Sixteenth and Harney Streets,
City National Bank Building
lifO strings tied to
any suit Brooks
has nothing packed
away EVERY Suit
in his stock goes into
the selling absolute
ly no garment with
held from you.
"In Black and White'
' loi 1893 tho oity attempted tovfis tho prico of
gas for 25 future years "in black and white," by in
serting a sliding scalo of rates, based upon tho an
nual sales of gas.
This sliding scalo began at $1.60 por thousand
feet, when annual 'gas sales woro 200,000.000 cubic
feet, or less, and ended with a. rate of $1.25 whou
tho annual sales exceeded 600,000,000 cubic feot.
"Within three years from tho time this franchise
became effectivo tho Omaha Gas Company RE
DUCED ITS RATES TO LESS THAN THE
Since 1896 gas rates have always been LOWER
than the company was authorized to charge. Tho
rate has been $1.15 since 1906. Tho franohiso said
Tho franchise of 1893 represented an expression
of distrust of elected representatives of the pooplo
and of service corporations. It waB intended to bo
a straitjacket upon both for a ptriod of 25 years.
It attempted to fix things "in black and white,"
Noither the city's representatives nor tho gas
company knew at that time whothcr $1.25 would bo
a losing price or a high price for gas in 1913. Thoy
didn't know whether Omaha would be a city of
50,000 or 200,000.
IF THE OAS COMPANY HAD CHARGED
THE FULL RATES AUTHORIZED, THE FRAN
CHISE OF 1893 WOULD HAVE BEEN A BAD
BARGAIN FOR THE PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT
ATTEMPTED TO READ THE FUTURE.
The gas company, h'owover,.REDUCED RATES
from time to time as rapidly as the circumstances
affecting tho industry made possible.
, The compromise franchiso to bo voted upon
August 19th DOES NOT ASSUAffi THE GIFT OF
PROPHECY. It does expressly FORBID GAS
RATES HIGHER THAN $1.00, and it DISTINCTLY!..
PROVIDES A DEFINITE AND PRACTICAL
METHOD FOR MAKING SURE OF LOWER
RATES FROM TIME TO TIME AS NEW CONDI
Under tho proposed franchise, rates are to bo
made by agreement between tho mayor and oity;.
comioil and tho gas company FOR SHORT PER
IODS. Ini no caso can theso periods bo longer, than
ton years, and thoy may bo as muoh shorter as de
sired. The mayor and majority of tho city council
have announced that the first period will not exceed
Tho regulation of gas rates BY CONTRACT for
short periods, as proposed, is based upon tho theory
that both tho Gas Company and gas consumers havo
some rightful interest in the matter.
As opposed to regulation by arbitrary act of tho
oity officials, it moans that whenever rates are to bo
regulated tho company will bo accorded a hearing,
and ponnitted to present its side of the facts and
arguments tho same as any person has the right to
do in a businoss transaction to which ho is a party.
Undor tho proposed francliiso the company must
keep the city supplied with a correct and up-to-dato
inventory of its ontiro proporty. It must also. permit
tho city access to its books.
On tho part of tho people, tho mayor and city
council may make searching investigations into gas
production costs and conditions, with or without spe
cial experts. They havo full power to ascertain1 the
facts and act upon them.
THERE CAN BE NO RATE REGULATION
OF ANY" KIND WITHOUT A PUBLIC BODY TO
DO THE REGULATING. These powers, UNDER
ANY FORM of homo rule regulation, weuld prob
ably bo vested in tho mayor and city 'Council,
WHICH IS WHAT IS PROPOSED IN THE NEW;
OMAHA GAS COMPANY
settlement and the committee appointed
consists of W. J. Coad, W. II. Buohols
and F. D. Weed.
Western part of state
IS VISITED BY GOOD RAINS
neports to the railroads indicate scat
tered, but fairly heavy showers through
out central and western Nebraska Thurs
day night. Out in the McCook and .North
Platte section of the state, there were a
number of points where the precipitation
was from fine-fourth to one-half inch.
Up-tn the sand hills In the vicinity ft
Rrlcson and west, there was a light,
drizzling rain all night. Reports say
that up In that part of the state temper
atures were down In the 40s.
There were fairly heavy rains ulon
the lines of the Northwestern and Bur
lington in eastern Wyoming.
The llubonlo 1'Ibrup
destroys fewer Uvea than stomach, liver
and kidney diseases, for which Klectrlc
Hitlers Is the guaranteed re meed y. Wc.
For sale by Beaton Drug Co Advertise-mnt.
AFFAIRS ATJOUTH OMAHA
Deteotivet Busy Unraveling Compli
cated White Slave Case.
SPEEDER MUST ANSWER CHARGE
Frank Faisplchel Identified by Mo
turcrcle I'ollcentan Drununond
nm Man Who Gavn Fnlsti frame
and Failed to Appear.
Detectives ot South Omaha are at work
unraveling what they believe is a com
plicated white alaVu tangle. They are
looking lor certain men and girls whom
they think have been mainly responsible
for the delinquency of 17-year-old Marie
Murphy, who ten days ago was turned
t the hands of the authorities ot the
Good Shepherd home.
Marie Murphy was a resident of llelle
vue. Hhe became acquainted with some
strange men there, who brought her to
South Omaha and gave her a home In a
house of questionable reputation 'above a
saloon In the downtown district, near Q
Information as to her condition and. en
vironment reached Henry Murphy, city
attorney. Ho Instigated an Investigation
which resulted In his turning the Murphy
girl Into the hands of the police. The
Murphy girl has given the police informa
tion regarding the work of certain men,
who were responsible for her condition,
together with the names of girls about
her own age who have met with similar
experiences. Detective Sheahan Is fol
lowing some of these clues and it I prob
able that within a short time some ar
rests win be mods.
Frank Fasplchel was arreatea yesterday
afternoon by Motorcycle Officer Drum,
mond, charged with automobile speeding,
Patptchel wus stopped by Drummond a
short time ago and given notice to ap
pear In police court to answer a similar
charge. lie gave the officer a fictitious
name and failed to show up for trlaL
Drummond found him yesterday and he
will have to square himself before the
captain Zaloudek Js determined to
gather Into tho colls of the police all
peddlers In South Omaha selling without
licenses. A. Zurman, arrested yesterday
afternoon, was one of the first vlctlme
of the captain's determination. He will
appear In police court this morning. All
huckstor wagons found by the police
without tags or licenses will be taken to
the station and the drivers locked up.
To Dedicate r:io Orirun.
Dedication and . consecration services
will be held Sunday morning at First
Presbyterian church on, the occasion of
the Jnstallatlon of the new pipe organ.
The new instrument cost W.000 and la
said to be one of the finest In the c4ty.
Tho services at the church will begin at
JX o'clock and the following program wlU
be carried out:
Message of greeting from the Ladies
Aid society, by Mrs. B. U Wheeler,
Frf 'li?"0 of Hn 10 h" eession by
W. B Cheek, president of the board o
Ilceponso from the session of tho
gutreh. by Senior Ruling Klder J. A.
Readme. JBOth Psalm by session.
Prayer of consecration and dedication
by pastor. R. U Wheeler. D. D.
chol"8 n BW orfan nd by Inginir
Reception of members and baptism of
Children; songs by Mrs. Jean Boyd Rich
mond. The organist. J, W. Lampman, will
l-uve charge of the music.
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