Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 26, 1913, Page 11, Image 11
THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JULY 126. 191 11 Sale Starts Promptly at 8 O'clock Sale Starts Promptly at 8 O'clock THE GREAT FINAL SALE! 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 $roo $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 $3.93 Suits and Coats that have sold at $39.50, $45.00 or inore; your choice at $10.00 and $15.00 JULIUS ORKIN 1510 Douglas St. BRIEF 0ITY NEWS Sarcophagus. Lighting rixtures. Burgess-Orandsn Co. Kara Soot Print xt Now Beacon Press. Wdellty Storage ft Van Co. Doug. 1516. Tito riatlron Omaha's high grade (am lly hotel. 17th & St. Mary's. Transient nna. Star Sued for Blander Leona Bos tick haa brought suit against Frank A. Ray for 5,O0Q, charging that he haa maliciously sought to damage her char acter by circulating defamatory stories about her. She operates a grocery store at 423$ 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 street ' 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 packing- plant. 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 kept him. 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 h 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 Omaha." 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 life. 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 tor relief. 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 Quilteso Success. 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. clalUf 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 wto 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 I 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. $1022 $1252 $1522 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 PRICE Sparkling Styles 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" prices. 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 .50 $17 $20 Half! .00 Cmrner Sixteenth and Harney Streets, City National Bank Building Stylish Materials.... 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. NO. 12 "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 FRANCHISE RATES. 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 $1.25. 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 TIONS 'WARRANT. 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 six years. 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; FRANCHISE. 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 street. 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 Judge. 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 trustees, 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.