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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 31, 1913)
THE BKE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1913,
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-f xr. vonncii oo Answers Accusation
Againit County Hoipltal. QTHD Q IT Qfll E
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After August 15 Northwestern Wil
Use Oil Here Exclusively.
OLD LOCOMOTIVES OFF WATCH
TVeir Order Covers IVhnln 1,003 MUrs
of the tlltr System In Three Slnlea
Weit of the Missouri
Slxtesn Hundred snd fifty-five mile of
railroad In Nebraska, South Dakota, and
Wyoming operated up to the minute
without burning; a pound of coat la to bo
the next development In western rail
Beginning August 15, the Northwestern
road for the dlviilon weit of the river
will dlacard altogether coal eoniumlng
locomotlrea, and move all their trains,
both paeaenger and freight, by oil burn
The Northwestern has been expert
mentlng for some time with Wyoming
fuel oil, and so successful have the re'
suit a proved under General Manager
Walters' direction that the complete
substitution of oil for coal Is now an
almost accomplished fact. Mr. Walters
Is thoroughly convinced that the chango
will prove a tremendous money saver In
"Kyen If the cost of the oil per pound
of steam raised wore the same as that
of coal, which It Is not, says he, "th
economy would be worth while. To tako
the place of our ooal sheds we have
erected S.OOO-barrel oil tanks along tho
line, and whllo the coal sheds will re
main for a time, eventuslly they will
disappear. A locomotive can be supplied
from the oil tank In much less time than
It could be" coaled, and another sub
stantial saving comes In Its continued
use Instead of sending It to the round
house after each run to be put In condi
tion, which at best always requires cev
eral hours. The oil burners make little
smoke, and no sparks, and the saving
from damage claims for fires along the
right-of-way will count up In the aggro
rate. Oil nest Test of Kfflclencr
"The men like tho oil burner much bet
ter than the coal fire because It :s
cleaner and easier to handle. The new
departure makes no difference In the
number of the locomotive crew, but It
permits of continuous use of the loco
motives, and also of exact comparison of
results and efficiency. Tho tanks are
filled by an automatlo measuring me
chanism giving an accurate record, and
noon develops exactly how much fuel
In needed per mile for each run. when the
locomotive Is properly manned. Every
change of crews thus sets up a test of
efficiency upon one another, and Instead
of assigning a crew to each particular
"nglne the crews may be assigned to the
run and the locomotive taken tip by the
next crew without stop or change.
"Btlll another advantage we exneot to
reap will come from the cheaper hauling
of the oil over our own lines as com
pared with cool. Wo expect to keep the
road supplied with oil by twenty tank
cars, which will free all our coal cars
for use In regular business. Wo are start
Ing out In the busy season of the year
with our minimum motive power equip
ment, and expect It to do tho work
"No. r lmvo no notion as to whether
other roads In this section will go over
to oil. but for our road I am firmly of
tho belief that with tho new order of-
w win have burned our
pound of coal."
Ohioago Grain Firm
Placed Big Order
Here for Wheat
..T,Y,..0m8ha Brn,n "narkot lifts at
traded the attention of the E. II. Bacon
Grain Company of Chicago, one of tho
largest concerns of Its kind In tho
country, and a representative was at tho
exohatige yesterday and bought 335,000
bushels of wheat for August delivery.
This wheat Is largely for export and Is
one. of the largest single orders over
Placed here. It Is also the first time the
Bacon company has ever been In this
3nun reoelpts continue heavy and con
siderable difficulty Is being experienced
in getting cars to handlo the stuff In,
but the shortage; Is not so acute as an
ticipated. The grain stocks In Omaha terminal
vatora nt this time approximate 1.
GS.000 bushels. There are WWOO bushel.
DANIEL; C. ItOPfill.
Copyright, Harris & Kwlng.
Water Board May
Use Dundee Mains
The board of directors of the Met
ropolltan Water District have reached an
agreement with C. 15. and J. is. George
who refused to permit tho board to use
vater mains they hud laid In Dundee un
less the board paid for the mains In
whole or in part. The board, under the
agreement, may pipe water through the
mains to other territory without preju
dice to tho rights of the Georges or the
board. The question of the ownership of
the. mains Is left unsettled. Tho board
claims the mains on general principles
and the Georges seek to recover tho cost
thereof from the water district.
Father Charged With
Abusing His Family
P. J. Jefferson, Twenty-seventh and
Burdette street, was haled Into police
court charged with abusing his family
and abusing his 15-year-old aon.
Jtobert. He will be held until August
t. when his family say they Intend to
bring conclusive evidence as to his 111
treatment of them. Aocordlnsr to the
wife and child, Jcffereon flew Into a rage
Tuesday etenlny over some trivial mat
ter and mOlcted quite a serious wound
by striking his son on the head with
WATER IS AGAIN PLAYING
PRANKS ON IOWA SIDE
The Missouri river Is up to Its old
pranks again and Is doing considerable
Aamage In the vicinity of Folsom, fifteen
miles below Council Bluffs, where It Is
cutting Into tho Iowa shore. The Bur
lington has a large force of men at work
dumping rock Into the stream to prevent
the current from washing out tho rip
rapping put In last year.
Opposite Fplsom a wide sandbar has
formed along the Nebraska shore, whloh
has thrown the current against the Iowa
bide, and tbe stream Is eating Inland. It'
In said a number of valuable farms south
of Folaom are threatened with destruction.
Held Up Pending
Transfer of Funds
It. Hcechcr Howell, general manager ot
the metropolitan water district, will con
tinue to hold up water main extensions
and other Improvements until City
Tieasurer W. G. Uro transfers 11,000,000
tiow to tho credit of the city to this now
district. Howell's program nrennred
months ngo Is being carried out to the
letter. At first Improvements were held
up on the excuse that tho waler board
would soon take charge of tho metro
lolltan district and would then be omnip
otent. Now tho boss of tho board of di
rectors of tlio district Intimates that no
stop will be taken until tho controversey
with Ure Is settled.
Uro may be enjoined by tho city from
ransfcrrlng this money t6 the now dls
rlct. Tho water boaul delayed to take.
nny action to force him to trnnsior tho
money when ho flatly refused to do so.
This wns tho program of delay Instituted
Since It Is probable the city or some
taxpayer will sock to enjoin lire from
transferring this money, on the ground
tfcat It Is tho proporty of the city ot
Omaha nnd no othor corporation, the
water board has decided to delay Improve:-
nints as long as possible. Tho board's
attorney has advised thorn of the fact
tnat they ennnot contract for extensions
unless this money Is secured.
Saloniki; Scene of
"Ioor Balonlkl, eho has had a griev
ous time of It In the last two thousand
years." said B. W. Cllfdale of New York,
passing through Omaha. Cllfdalo was for
merly at the famous Turkish seaport In
connection with some foreign missionary
"It In Interesting that this town ot
Salonlki should now have been the center
another grout and bloody struggle
since It has already been the scene of
so many forjnor ones, nnd especially stno
It Is so closely related to tho history ot
Iho early spread of Christianity. Balonlkl
Is Jhe very city that In tho days of
ChrisC was known as Thcssalonlca. The
Turks have cut off tho Thes' as they
have out up a great many other things
In that unhappy country,
"It was to this very spot that the
Apostle I'aul made his Journey about G2
A. D., to look after tho Interests ot the
Christian church established there. It
was to tho Inhubltunts of this city at
that time that he later addressed his two
letters known as Thesaulonhins I, and
Theasalonlans II. During hla stay In
Thessalonlcn. tho Apostle I'aul preached
and worked at his trade as a tent maker.
The cut stone cottage In which he Is
said to have worked at his trado Is still
pointed out to visitors there."
OMAHA PEOPLE RECEIVE
SHAREJOFA BIG ESTATE
Julius Kesslcr, a' welt known traveling
salesman of Omaha, and Mrs. gtrceter,
widow of the late Kd Streeter, art) bene
ficiaries under the will ot the late Charles
D. Sins, senior member of the well known
tta and cotton firm ot Chase & Sanborn,
who gave evldenco of great-heatlcilnesa
and personal Interest In eaoh Individual
employo of the firm by a most generous
provision, the amount bequeathed aggre
gating about 1360,000.
Each traveling sulesman, fifty-five In
number, receives, according to the length
of service, from IS) to $3,000. Mr. Kessler
gets I1.&00. To alt other employes who
have been for a continuous period of one
year or more In the employ of the firm
lu any ot Us various departments recog
nised as the office department, salesroom
department, shipping department and fac
tory department, (300 each.
In addition t,W0 each Is gtvon to the
widows ot five traveling salesman. On
of these Is Mrs. Htreeter.
After many private bequests to rela
tives and friends there follows a lengthy
list or educational and charitable Institu
tions who are generously remembered.
Fortr Persons Are Obllsiril to Sleep
nml Live In Itoom Ilnrdli- Pit for
Itolilnxnn Not nt Fault.
Dr. llalph W. Connell, city health com
missioner, Is all wrought up over the
slurs thrown at Superintendent Kd M
Hoblnson of the county hospital anent
tho disclosures of Improper treatment of
'Itoblnson Is no more to blame than
you nrp," said the health commissioner.
"The disgrace Is the disgrace of the state
of Nebraska. It Is absolutely criminal
tho way patients are herded out there
I don't care whether they are Insane or
poor or sick or what not. It Is a disgrace
to the county and to the state of Ne
braska to crowd forty persona Into a
room where fourteen could not live com
Store Spnce Ilrmnnded.
"Provision ought to be made at once
for an Increase of space at the county
hospital. It Is Imperative. It Is a crime
to neglect It. This Is a civilized age and
It Is barbarous to treat the sick and th.1
Infirm as they aro being treated at this
hospital, through no fault of Superin
"Why, what could you or anyone else
do if placed In similar position. You
would simply be up against It. It Is n.
known fact that forty people are housed
where It would be unsanitary to lious-j
eleven, and yet Robinson, who Is making
the best of a bad situation, Is being
blamed. I tell you he Is not to blame.
It Is the fault ot Douglas county and the
cato of Nebraska."
DERM0DY TO HANDLE BIG
WYOMING IRRIGATED TRACT
Vincent D. Vermody recently sold out
his fire Insurance bualneaa whleh he
found he could not take care ot on ac
count of his rapidly Increasing land
bualneaa. He has just returned from
Chicago wher he was appointed general
agent by the Northern Wyoming Land
company for t000 acres of Irrigated
land located in Clear Creek dlstrlot,
Johnson county.Wyomlng. Thero Is 18,000
acres ot this land In alfalfa and 11,000
acres farm land In wheat and other smalt
grains. The Northern Wyoming Land
company Is now spending $600,000 building
a railroad from Clearmont to Buffalo,
the eounty seat of Johnson county. The
company also owns coal mines and oil
fields in this district. Mr. Dermody in
tends putting this land on the market
at onea and sell It out in small farms and
will continue hla main office at US Bee
building, this city.
to Avoid Benson
Speed limit, six miles an hour.
This rule of the road of Benson and the
now motorcycle cop are causing the auto
mobllists of Omaha no end of trouble.
Tho othor evening a member of the
Omaha Automobile club was politely
stopped by a man on a motorcycle who
told him that hla tall lights wero out.
Tho autoist thanked the man, lit his
lights and went his way. Next day hi
received word from tho Justice of the
peace ot Benson to appear and show
cause why he should not be fined.
Omaha autoists are being arrested ev
ery night for exceeding tho six miles an
Now comes tho secretary of the Omaha
Automobile club and advises members of
tho club to stay away from Benson. He
points out that there are two good roads,
one on each side of Benson, which may
bo used without driving through tho village.
Brooks' Half Price Event Goes
Merrily On, Heat or
But Summer Will Soon Pass
and Regular Prices Are in
Order When Fall
Seems as though the weather has not
registered enough heat to offset a man's
doslre to visit Brooks, the Clothier, In the
City National Bank Building.
lht-torrid-bak!ng though the
phere has beon-Omohans are still nnr
that a HALF PRICE on ANY suit In the B
nouse means something
worth while. .
You Will Find Best Values
at Lowest Salo Prices in
This Great House
of Bargains on
MaxBaehr of Cuba
Visits in Omaha
American Consul Max J. Bachr, who
represents our government at Clenfuegos,
Cuba Is In Omaha with his son, on his
way to his homo in St. Paul, Neb. Ho
Is accompanied by Thorwald Hoff, who
is tho Norwegian consul at the same
place, and who has been at Kansas City
looking after some business Interests.
Mr. Baohr has now been In the consular
servlco continuously for fifteen years,
and ranks fourteenth In the line of senior
ity. Inoldcntally, ho has bought a new
Hudson car, In which ho Is going to make
the rest ot his trip from Omaha.
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR ARE
COMING BYSPECIAL TRAIN
Tho movement of Knights Tcmplnr to
the annual conclave, to be held at Den
ver, August 10-16, starts Saturday, when
St. Ell Demar commandery ot St, Ixiuls
will arrive over tho Wnbash at 9 o'clock
in tho morning and leave over the Union
Pacific The St. Loulsans will decupy n
sreclal train and will make a trip through
Yellowstono pork prior to the Denver
The big movement of knights through
Omaha will occur Sunday, August 10,
when sixteen special trains will arrive
from the east It Is not known how many
will attend tho Denver meeting, but tho
Union Puclflo has already scheduled
twenty-six rpeclal trains from Omaha to
Denver for the week ot the conclave.
CLIFTON FINDS GROWING
CORN IN GOOD CONDITION
Traveling Freight Agent Clifton of the
Union Puclflo Is Just In from a trip
through Buffalo, Hall, Dawson, Sherman
and Merrick counties, Nebraska, and re
Hrts that while rain a needed, corn
continues In very fair condition.
Generally, over the counties visited,
there was a heavy rain last Friday night.
It helped the crop wonderfully, but did
not put It beyond the danger line. Mr.
Clifton Is ot the opinion that with rain
during the next week, the corn crop
throughout central Nebiaska will be
close to the normal. However, should
rain hold oft longer, great damage would
SUNDAY SCHOOLS WILL
GIVE TROLLEY PARTIES
This afternoon the Sunday school ot
the McCabe Methodist church will
take Its annual trolley ride, A char
tered car carrying the young people will
bo run from Fortieth and Farnam streets
to Florence and return.
Friday night tho Zlon Baptist Sunday
school will have Its annual outing. It will
be a trolley ride from Twenty-fourth and
Lake streets to Florence, the rtum In
cluding a tour of some of the lines of
the city. There will be three cars In the
H. E. FREDRICKS0N LANDS
BIG TROUT OUT IN WYOMING
The New Bra of Walden, Colo., prints
an article to the effect that H. E. Fred
rlckson, formerly of Omaha, and now of
Filmore, Wyo., Is entitled to the cham
pionship for catching the largest trout
ever known to have been hooked In that
It la related In the Item that the trout
wes thirty-two Inches long, weighed
nearly six pounds, that It took about an
hour and a halt to land the trophy and
that It was caught In water barely deep
enough to cover It.
Death on the Gallons
Is sharp, short agony. The lame baet ut
kidney trouble U dally misery. Take
Hleotrlc Bitters for qulok relief. 60c. For
sale by Beaton Drug Co.-Advertlsement. j
Consequence Is that "Brooks" is selling '
suiia-aoxens and scores of 'em each and
every day during even tills hot season.
Men are realising that "Summer Sal."
are off the moment the Fall is on-they
won't be ablo to. buy 20 suits at 10 In a
short time from now: they won't be able
to pick up $25 suits for $12.50 or $30 suits
for $15 neither will the $35 suits s-n at
$17.60 and tho $0 grades at $20.
So you see there is some reason for vnnt-
being active even In ho hot a weather.
Rhako off your drooping SDlrlts: innt im
Brooks at his coxy, cool establishment at
Cor. 16th and Harney Sts.; see whether
or not you can find something tempting
In the way of a smart suit of clothes at
25 SHOE SALESMEN
. Experienced Sales Ladle,
In Cloak, Suit and Ladles' Fur
nlsltlngs. 25 CASH GIRLS
THE NOVELTY CO.
ai 1-10-18 No. 10th Street.
REST AND HEALTH TO WDrHEB AND CHILD.
Mas. WlNSLOw's 800THINO 8YB.OP fall hern
used for over BIXTY YEARS by MILLIONS ot
MOTHERS for their CHILDREN WHILlt
thutiiino, with rannucT sucensu. n
BOOTIIEa the CHILD. 80FTHN8 the C1UM8,
ALLAYS S1I rAIN J CURES WIND COLIC, and
is the best remedy for DIAKRIIOJa. it Is ab
solutely harmless. Be aure and aik for "Mrs.
Wlnjlow's soothing 8yrup," and Ufcsj no otoet
lia a. Twcsty-nre ctaie a pouie. '
60c Ladles' Silk Hose
In all colors
1.6 0 Houoo
nation Suits, Pef
Drawers, choice at
13.60 Ladles' Linen rff 24
Auto Coats for .... 4 1
$10.00 Dresses, at, rtjo 7E
each P3 3
36c Dressing Sacques,
at, each IOC
76c and $1.00 Whlto A f
and colored Waists . . frO C
2.60 Rattan Suit (Jj-i i a
Cases, at 4 1 1 7
$2.50 and 12.00 Misses' and
Women's White Duck Button
Shoes, sale price aq
S1.34 and 70C
$2.26 and J2.00 Misses' and
Women's Sea Island Duck
Pumps and Oxfords, button or
blucher, at, qq and o
per pair ..i70C OJ7C
(3.60 Men's Panama t-
Hats for ip 1
$1.60 and $1.00 Men's a i-
Straw HatB for itOC
$3.60 Mon's Oxfords, Russian
tan, gun metal and patent but
ton or bluchor, all di 7 C!
sizes, new styled . M P X O
$2.50 Mon's Sample Oxfords In
the vlcl patent and gun metal,
sizes 6 tcy6, big tyrj
bargain nt O C
'75c mon's and boys' Tennis Ox
ford for 25ci
$1.60 Men's Trousers ..75J
76c Mon's Pores or Balbrlggan
Union Suits for 306
50c Mon's Silk Hose ...-19
50c Men's Belts or Suspenders
for ; 23
1121-1123 Farnam Street.
Two Pair of Trousers
Will make that Suit last a few months longer.
You can't afford to overlook Nicoll's
present offer to include
"n '-"tira roir 01 irousors
MADE to ORDER with every suit order without extra cost. MADE ORDER,
Suit and Extra Trousers $26 to $46
OUR Nicoll's Standard Blue or Gray Serge
SPECIAL in Three WelfhtB and Three Shades
OFFER with extra pair of Trouters
The sort of fabric that anchors your trade to ns.
NICOLL THE TAILOR
Karbach Block WILLIAM JERKEMS' SONS 00-211 So. 15th St,
I A Drive i
I Up to $12.5C
.50 Hammocks, $6.50
Heavy brown canvas Couch
Hammocks, spring bottom and
jrlng bottom and
Standard Hammocks, well made,
oirung ana durable, up-town
prices ?4 to
FREE All Hammocks dollvered and set up on your porch In Omaha
Council Bluffs and other Omaha suburbs.
OUT-OF-TOWN ORDEHS filled at above sale price, Including pack
ago and drayage charge.
llth and Harney St. Every thinf in Canvas Products
Fortune or success have often
come through a little want ad.
Have you read the want ads
There has been no misrepresentation of faotB by
tho gas company in its rate-reduction franchise ad
vertising. Thore will not bo any.
The rato-reduction franchise is a fair measure
from tho consumer's standpoint. Tho better its
provisions and terms are understood, the better we
shall be satisfied.
"When.WQ state that tho quality of the gas sup
plied in Omaha is not excelled by any othor city in
the United StatoB, and is better than in tho great
majority, wo baBe our statement upon a government
roport namely, Circular 32 of tho Bureau of Stand
ards at "Washington.
We now repeat it.
In TRYING to make it appear that we have mis
represented facts, tho rate-reduction franchise ob
jectors strangely ignore the difference between
total, or groas heat units por cubic foot, and net heat
units per cubio foot. The Bureau of Standards points
out the difference.
"Not heat units" means gas of higher heating
value and higher manufacturing cost than the samo
number of total or gross heat units.
Tho amended Funkhouser ordinance, which
fixes tho quality of gas in Omaha, reads:
"The heating value of the gas to be not
less than 600 B. T. U. NET per cubio foot. ' '
Gas of a value of 600 British thermal units NET
in Omaha must contain approximately 650 total or
gross heat units.
Des Moines has never had municipal gas heat
ing value requirements of any kind. This was the
condition when tho UO-cont rate case was decided in
tho lower courts.
A PROPOSED gas standard ordinance in Des
Moines calls for 600 gross hent units, meaning a dif
ference of 50 heat units por cubic foot less in Des
Moines than in Omaha.
Some of the Dos Moines city officials have ad
vised against passing this ordinance. It may in
crease the cost of gas making, -and the Des Moines
rate case is still in the courts.
Although these are the facts we had not made
the claim that gas could bo sold 10 cents cheaper in
Des Moines than in Omaha because gas of higher
quality was supplied in Omaha, or because there is
a difference in tho cost of coke and other materials
in favor. of Des Moines.
"What we did show was that by using the fig
ures of the court in the Des Moines case and the ro
port of W. D. Marks on the Omaha gas situation,
thero was a difference of 10 cents per thousand cubio
feet in tho cost of supplying gas in favor of Dob
Presumably Mr. Marks figured costs in Omaha
as low as he could.
Part, but not all, of . this, difference of 10 cents
per thousand feet appears to lie in the oxcessivo -taxes
imposed upon gas in Omaha,
Des Moines is greater than Omaha in "area, but
a large part of the former city consists of form land,
taxed as such, and, of course, not reached or served
by tho gas company. Omaha has 65 miles of gas
mains more than-Des Moines.
The Des Moines rate is still in litigation and tho
Des Moines Gas Company has no intention of with
drawing its appeal-to the United StateB Supremo
' NO MISREPRESENTATION BY THE OMA
HA GAS COMPANY HAS BEEN NAILED BE
CAUSE THERE HAS BEEN NO MISSTATE
MENT OF FACTS.
The date of the gas rate-reduction franchise
election is August 19th. To vote for lower gas you
must be registered at tho County Court House not
later than August 9th. v-
OMAHA GAS COMPANY
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