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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 29, 1913)
THE PEOPLE'S WEEKLY PAGE OF ELECTRICAL NEWS
Published Each Tuesday
THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, J 11 A 2.0, 1013.
ALADIN'S PALACE REYIYED
Mot Wonderful Hotel Pleases All
MOVABLE CARPET ONE FEATURE
Rverr Convenience that Any Guest
Conld Wish for Is in He
Found In Thta Meireat
YOU can actually save money
and get more light by use
ing Tungsten Electric Lamps in
your home. These lamps give
a' clear white light that rivals
sunlight. They give over twice
the amount of light given by
ordinary carbon lampsr-for the
same energy. Consequently
you can get more and better
illumination at the same cost
Electric Lighting is the Most
The rates for electric lighting
have again been reduced. On
July 1st the rales were reduced
from 14c to 12c per kilowatt
hour for the first thirty hours'
use. After the first thirty hours,
the rate is 6c per kilowatt hour.
The modern home Uluminant
is clean, safe, healthful and eco
nomical. If your home is not
wired, you should obtain full
Write or Telephone Today .
Light & Power
In tho Boulevard dei Itollons, ono of
llio moat elegant streets of the French
metropolis, thero la a marvelous hotel
It Is called La Malson Klectrlquo and Is
tho result of the genius of Its proprietor,
, Georgo Knapp. It has the unique qual
! Ity of not usInR servants of any kind
i From porter, bell bo), chambermaid and
j waitress to bootblack, all the work Is
dono and all the calls are answered by
I On getting out of his motor at the door,
the arrival puts Ms feet on a movable
carpet which carries him to tho hotel
office, llore, Instead of a key, he Is
given a. magnetic combination which
opens his room. Ills baggage Is taken
to his room In an electrlo hoist and
i dumped Into a position in his closet.
Tho traveler ascends In an elevator
which is furnished with a series of but
tons containing the numbers on tho vorl
ous floors) ho presses the one which
corresponds with the number of his room
and the car stops to let him off.
This hotel has no fixed staircases what
ever. JJverythlng Is either elevator, mov-
ing platform or escalator; and the per
son who gets into one or finds himself
standing upon tho other has not to roovo
until ho gets to the top.
Eftch room Is furnished with bootolaan-
ers. and by pressing the necessary but
ton one can get all desired toilet articles.
from brush and comb to shaving soap and
face powder. The buttons are arranged
with reference to meals as well. Coffee
and rolls, for example, con be had by
pressing the button which has written
over It the words, "Light llreakfast.'
Seme of the other buttons read: "Wine,"
"Beer," "Breakfast," "Menu," "Hour,"
etc. By pressing the "Hour" button a
pane) appears In which Is marked tho
exact tlmo of day, When a meal la or
dered In this manner a door under the
button opens presently, and a table Is
pushed forward with a tray on it con
taining the desired supply.
Each room has telephone,, eleotric light,
electric appliances for bath and mas
sago, cigar lighters, etc,
Nor are there any waiters in tho din
ing room, nor "tips" required. The guest
scats himself at a table, takes up the bill
of fare, writes his order With an electric
pen he finds at ills side, and his ordw Is
carried automatically to the kitchen in
tho basement, where tho "chef" does the
rest with the aid of electrlo buttons and
tho cook. The dishes are sent up to the
guest by a dumb-waiter which busies,
and he has only to press another button
to havo everything deposited In order be
to a Clean House
Hates a Dirty One
"Yes, this house was 'llmrniiirhlv
cleaned' before we moved Into It In
aiay,' said a sprightly looking woman
to her caller, "but I was very glad after
I arrived that I brought by own cleaning
apparatus with me. Slnco I bought my
vacuum cleaner a year ago I have not
been used to getting my hands dirty from
working In any nook or corner of my
house, but would you believe It, when I
started to hanging pictures here and
putting around the moulding my fingers
bocame positively black. I brought out
my cleoner nnd a little rapid suction soon
removed the accumulation from the
mouldings, but I have found many cor
ners which needed It just as badly."
The vacuum cleaner which this lady
has been using Is on of the greatest
Improvements which has been made In
the method of keeping house. It Is the
prosent day sure way of cleaning house.
Ilnx Mnn-r Rlectrlc Motors.
Exclusive electric garages are now be
ing fitted out to furnish th fltiM tnr
and to care for the physical upkeep of
me t,wu electrics now in service In New
The New Tork Electrlo Vehicle assocla
tlon Is about to open an establishment
which will furnish "bed and board" for
several hundred cars. Twn nniiin ...
ages are already catering to this class of
i.uo. large New York company has
approprnoted 130,000 to establish an "ex
periment station" to serve motorists of
the electrlo persuasion and It is pre
dicted that more will follow.
Call on Telephone
Heard by Polioeman
Two bold highwaymen recently entered
the store of Charles J. Sutter of St. Louis.
Mo., and waited until tho young lady
cashier started to count out the money
for the pay envelopes.
One thief guarded the door while an
other demanded from the young lady
cashier all the money she had.
The frightened young lady seized upon
RAILROAD ELEW WASHER
Boxcars Gleaned on Western Road
by New Device.
REVOLVING BRUSHES NOW USED
Vina May Ue Modified do that Vnm.
enter Couches Mar n Taken
Cnr Of In Somewhat the
Every day sees a new application of
electricity In railroad operation for Im.
the nearby telephone, as her means of proving service, lowering operating costs
una ior greater convenience and comfort
of the traveling public.
One of the electric railways of the west
is using to very good nurnose an nlAf.
Urge sum which he had expected to get , r,cl mathlne for washing box cars. Tho
defense. As the thief pointed a revolver
at her she screamed "murder help" Into
the transmitter, One of the thieves grab
bed the small sum of 190 from among the
and both men made a hasty exhlt In time
to avoid the ten policemen, who came in
answer to tho telephone's "murder help,'
Causes Bad Eyes,
Says Ellioe Alger
In a paper prepared and read recently
by Klllce M, Alger, M, P., before a meet
ing of tho New Vork section of the Il
luminating society, there are some very
excollent Ideas expressed under the sub
ject, "Illumination and Eyestrain." One
subject discussed Is flickering light
"One of the greatest causes for eye
pain and headaches Is that of a flickering
light, for the muscular contraction of
the retina is so sharp that this part of
the eye becomes fatigued and oftentimes
there is a temporary blindness. Con
tinual exposure of the optio muscles to
light of this variety will havo a tendtnoy
to cause permanent blindness."
A regular army bayonet, converted
from an Instrument of war and destruc
tion Into an Implement of peace and con
servation, now forms part of the hand
telephone kit of every forest ranger in
tho United States forest service. These
bayonets have binding posts fixed to
their ferrules nnd are used as ground
rods to establish a return connection with
the single-conductor telephone lines which
am being built through the wilds of the
principal national preserves. The most
washing apparatus consists of two large
vrnnancai crushes mounted vertically
on each side of the track and driven by a
small electrlo motor. The brushes are
piped with water from the shop mains
and the washing process consists In sim
ply running the car or train of cars on
the track equipped with the revolving
washers. The cars can In this way be
cleaned very rapidly and with .tr..,i.
jingly low cost. Possibly a modlfloatlnn
in hub pian mignt be used to some ad
vantage In passenger coach yards.
Storms Affect in
No Way Electric
Lamps; Proved Faot
Early last summer the residents of a
country home awakened to tho faot that
a storm had left them without any light.
Somo small defect about their own home
wiring had allowed some sort of a vtbm.
tlon along the wires, which had broken
me oia style lamps which they had. In
These lamps burned were Immediately
replaced with the new style Maida lamps,
which have withstood all subsequent
The family la drawink long breaths of
relief over the fact that they do not
hoyo to overhaul their electrlo llghtin
People Run Their
Own Wheel Chairs
.LtlPr ,U" """h nn Patriotism.
Private Murphy," asked tho captain,
why should a soldier be ready to die
for his country;"
The Irishman scratched his head for
a while; then an Ingratiating and en
lightening smile flitted across his face
"Sure, captain." he said pleasantly!
"you're quite right. Why should he?"
What Hlie Wants.
Docs your wife want to voter"
"No. She wants a larger town house,
a villa on the seacoast, and a new llmou.
sine car every six months. I'd be pleased
most to death If she could fix her atten
tion on a small matter like the vote.'
Hero Is tho latest method of travellnir
the board walk at Atlantic City and
Important use for these lines Is the re-: promenades of other fashionable summer
porting of forest fires. When a ranger and winter resorts.
wishes to communicate with headquar- It is an improvement, or rather the sue
ters lie takes a coll of bare wire from cesser of tho old wheel chair, which has
hid niv. ii. IMO uua&rvqi llio. i uobii igr ml long MIC Only metllOU for
phone wire, and "saws" on the two ends ' many people to enjoy tho close sweep of
until a good connection Is established. I tho breese.
Meanwhile, his bayonet has beon thrust' This now chair Is reallv a nmnii ion-
deep Into a moist place In tho ground, and ( trio runabout, comfortably seating two
wiui mo uiruuu urns compieiea ine loneiy . people ana allowing them the pleasure of
wnjinror tun mm wim civilisation, re
Port hi position or summon help.
TELEPHONE KEEPS TAB ON
P0UCE IN NEWEST SYSTEM
Polco signaling systems. In which the
telephone furnishes tho means for com
munication between signal station and
police headquarters, aro coming more and
more into universal favor as a reliable
means of maintaining a check upon the
movements of the police officers and of
summoning aid In emergencies. One of
these systems has been Installed at Ply
mouth, Pa., a' town which Ilea In tho
heart of the anthracite coal mining dis
trict and has a population of approxi
mately 17,000 Inhabitants, the majority
of whom are employed In tho mines.
I2arly Chrlatmnn Shopping.
In Toronto 4S3 women purchased toaster
stoves in one day. Tes, It was bargain
day and many of them claimed to be do
ing their Christmas shopping early. Two
most .worthy motives, to say nothing
about the other excuse a hot summer
rapidly advancing an4 a hungry family
to bo fed. Women will bs women on bar.
rinrl.er Ilulitu Ilaldness,
Barbers and hairdressers have a new
medium at their service for the preven
tion of baldness. There Is a new instru
ment for use In the fine art of hair singe
ing one which attaches to an electrlo
light socket and singes by heat alone.
Those who havo recoiled from the flam
ing taper will appreciate (although prob
ably too late) this characteristic of the
IIbts Advantages of City.
The rapidity with which the farmers In
southern Idaho are adopting electricity
to general uses on the farm has compelled
the Oreat Shoshone & Twin Falls Water
(Power Co. to construct many miles of
new line during the early spring. Prac
tically seventy-five miles of additional
new lines are now being constructed or
will be built for this purpose. The com
pany has approximately 400 miles of high
tension lines In Southern Idaho, nil of
which are situated In a progressive, rapidly
growing agricultural community.
A telephone system, American through
out In equipment and providing a service
equal to that of any city in the United
States, has recently been Installed In
Bahla, Brazil, and Is giving complete
satisfaction to subscribers,
their own driving. It Is so easily con
trolled that no preliminary lessons aro
ncedca by anyono who wishes to sniff
the sea at close range.
The new' electric chair has but ono
speed, Just about that of en ordinary
Electric Fans for
Cool Southern Hotel
The Man'land hotel at St. Louis, Mo.,
has just Installed 240 special electrlo fans
for tho comfort of Its patrons. A fan
will be placed In eyery guest room, for
which no extra charge will bo made.
During the summer when the tempera
ture Is at a standstill at the top of the
thermometer in at Louis, electrlo fans
must sound good to those who expect to
visit fit. Louis and tho Maryland during
It 1m Easy Work and Good I'njr.
The two-gallon Ice cream freezer Is
again becoming a popular article. Since
some genius discovered that the sweat
of man's brow could be saved and a
small electrlo motor be' used for turning
a crank, home freezing has become the
bitter rival of home cooking.
To attach a small motor to a crank
and have swiftly concocted the season's
favorite 1b an effort well worth the reward.
And other specialties
are now for sale here
THE ELECTRIC SHOP
1810 Farn&m WOLFE ELECTRIC CO. Tyler 1414
Sole agent for the Electric Importing Co,
BENNETT ELECTRIC CO
SAFE AND UKUAMiB WIRING
it PAYS to PLEASE
(01 Omaha KM. Bank Bldtf. XI 081
Omaba Electrical Works
Electrlo Elevator Rop&ira
10O-X8 XT. Uth BX. mum JOoag. 3181.
Ahead In Transportation.
Altogether 3,610 electrlo vehloles arc
registered In the state of Ohio. Of this
number Cleveland leads off with 1,838,
and other cities havo the following: Co
lumbus, 40; Toledo, W, Cincinnati, 8j
Youngstown, 118, and Akron, 8. The elec
trlo vehicles make up approximately 0
per cent of the total number of automo
biles In the state.
"What a debt we owe to modern
sanitary science," said Mr. Landlord, as
he put down the newspaper.
"Good heavens)" exclaimed his wife,
"Haven't you paid that plumbers bill
A double-track electric Interurban rail
way Is being built between Toklo and
Yokohama, Japan. When completed next
year It will be tho most up-to-date rail
way in the far east.
Practically all of the old tramway lines
operatctt by steam and compressed air
locomotives In Paris, France, are being
converted Into electrlo street railways.
Under proper treatment your business will grow.
On this paper advertising will nourish your trade and
give you results that you need to get,
Try this Electric Page method.
Advantages of Adequate
The essentials of telephone sendee for a busy es
1. An open door for outgoing telephone calls. 1
2. An open door for incoming telephone colls.
3. Facilities of immediate communication bo-
tween floors, rooms or depantmeuls. ?l
A Private Branoh Exchange will meet these re
quirements. Lot us explain tho service and rates.
NEBRASKA TELEPHONE COMPftNY
if'"". ' ' ' ' SL
Comfortablo, home-like furnished rooms
can bo found in Tho Bco classified pages.
The best apartments and rooms in Omaha
aro advertised in Tho Bee.
If you have a room to rent
tell tho largo crowd of Beo readers. You'll
get a desirable tenant got him quickly.
Phone your ad in well collect
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