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THE BEE: OMAHA, TtTflSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1913.
THE PEOPLE'S WEEKLY PAGE OF ELECTRICAL NEWS
Published Each Tuesday
Small Things that
Count for Much
By MRS. MART MORTIMER.
"Just a minute-there now," exclaimed
an east sldo hostess as her guest wu
about to descend the dark stairway.
"Oh, how lovely It Is to have switches,"
In turn exclaimed the guest, who had
seen the part of the stairway above the
landing Illuminated by the button which
lighted the lamp In the hall and the turn
ing below the landing Illuminated by the
button which lighted the lamp In the re
ception hall. "Our house Is ono of the
old 'straight up and down' wired kind
which does not allow of such luxuries
as turning on the light downstairs when
you are up."
The hostess explained that she had
considered her switches luxuries when
having them Included in the wiring, but
that they were now to her economies as
well. "Tou see, using yourself for an ex
ample, I have every means of preventing
you from falling downstairs und break
ing your neck or of getting lost In a dark
corner while still I do not have to keep
the lights burning all over the'houso all
evening for your benefit."
When they had descended tlio stairs
the hostess turned off the lights upstairs
and down and turned on the porch light
with ono lift of the arm and three move
ments of the tlnRcrs.
Those small things about electric light
ing arc the ones which mean so much to
every member of a household and caust
those who havo pot to envy those who
have. These conveniences aro now such
A matter of course to most people that It
sounds strange to hear anyone cxclalmlnn
over "the luxury."
Tho concenlences which enable one to
have luxurlncs and economies at every
step aro not to bo disdained when build
ing a house or when wiring an old one.
An extra switch or an extra wall plug
very scon pays for Itself In tho actual
saving which they allow.
Prices for Mazda Lamps
To Users of Our Service
Bright New Lantern
Trainmen's lanterns equipped with
electric Incandescent lamps wero among
the new devices shown at the National
Electric Light aseaclaOon convention re
cently held In Chicago. Thn lantern Is
similar to those used by conductors and
brakemon, with tho cxceptldn timt light
Is furnished by a 3.6-volt. 2.5 candle
power Incandescent lamp Instead of by an
oil lamp. The base of the lantern, which
Size of jOld Prices I New Prices
tion in New
reriampi Per Lamp I
i e i i
25 Watt $ .35 I $.25 : 28. Lamps
40 " .35 .25 28 Must Be
60 .50 .35 so Returned
100 " .75 .65 13 ,
150 " 1.20 .90 ' , 25 '
250 " . 1.75 1.45 17" 0btain
400 " 3.00 2.50 .. ,.17 These
500 " 3.25 2.50 23 Prices
The New Reduced Lighting Rate and Lower Prices for
Mazda Lamps Makes Electricity the Most Economical Light
Candle Power Comparison Between Old Style Carbon
and Mazda Lamps For. Same Current Consumption
20 G. P.
For Cost of
8 C. P.
, -vm 32
" - ,:".'' 48
" " 128
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Omaha Electric Light & Power Co.
Silence and Grace
in Floral Parade
Near tho iihores of tho sun-kissed Pa
cific, in tho city of sunshine ami tho
land of flower, this roue decked electric
was the cynosure of all eyes In tho big
Los Angeles flornl parade.
Tho simplicity of tho color scheme, tho
beauty of tho body linos, tho silence of
tho motor, gave tho olectrio an Mr ot
refinement and nn artistic atmosphcro
lacking in thux more gaudily decorated
ordinarily serves as a reservoir for nil,
contains a small thrce-coll battery. In-
) stead of manipulating a switch or button
to turn on tho light, all that Is required
Is to put the handle in an upright posi
tion (which is tho natural position when
' carried by a trainman). To extinguish
I tho light tho ball Is dropped to ono sido
uiiuccuuiuj neiwcen ine Dauery, cieciric
lamp and handle-operated contact are
I concealed In the wlro guard surrounding
I tho globo of tho lantern. Tho outfit com
pleto weighs only 2:25 pounds and It la
assorted that tho battery will give four
teen hours' continuous service or twenty-
eight hours' Intermittent service.
METER READING REQUIRES
NO COLLEGE COURSE
i To figure tho cost of your eleotrlc
'lighting Is not difficult Tho amount of
electricity taken by an electrlo lamp Is
expressed In watts. Most electric lamps
now manufactured have the number of
watU which they aro rated to consume
printed on a label on the bulb.
To determine the cost of operating an
electrlo lamp, divide the number of watts
it consumes by 1,000 to reduce to kilo
watts, and multiply the number of hours
the lamp Is to be operated by the kilo.
watts to obtain tho kilowatt hours o
eloctrlcal energy. The kilowatt hours
multiplied by the rate per kilowatt hour
which Is charged gives the cost of opera
tion for the stated time
Economy Alwnyn Pny.
Economlilng on one thing In order to
add more to something else Is an old
The family who started to Invest their
savings on electric light bills In electrle
household appliances have found out to
their own satisfaction that economy pays,
When they Installed Mazda lamps In
overy socket In their house they con
eluded to make It a sort of a "saving
and Investment" scheme. They found
the monthly average 6t the bills for the
previous year and placed the difference
between this bill and every, bill there'
after In a "family treasury."
From this fund they have since com
Into possession of three electrical appll
ances an Iron, a heating pad and
. ii Miinwirn rr-T in i ttH
BENNETT COMPANY HAS
SECURED BIG CONTRACT
Tho Bennett Klcctrlcnl company has
Just secured tho contract for tho com
plete electrical Installation on tne new
building to bo erected by tho Omaha Cold
Storago company at Eighth and l'arnnm
streets. Tho building Is to be wired for
lighting and power purposes and Is to
havo Us cold storago machinery operated
by Individual electrlo motors. The Ucn-
nett company has dono tho electrical con
tracting for many of Omaha's largo
buildings, Its most recent ono being that
of tho now Omaha Van and Storago com
lulok Lunch for the nllce.
Tho policeman lot In Glasgow, Scot
land, should cortalnly not ho an unhappy
one. Ho Is, in fact, almost pampered. For
Glasgow has Just begun to provldo her
policemen with warm food und tea, while
thoy aro on night duty by means of oloc-
trlc heaters or "hot plates." TIicho heaters
lira placed In a number of telephono and :
signaling boxes at various points In tho ,
city, generally at tho Junction of several
beats for policemen. Tho "hot plate" j
moots with tho approval of tho constable,
for by tho former system men had to
walk co'lisldurablo distance to obtain hot
food and drinks. Now policemen will bo
able to moke their tea for themselves.
Twenty minutes Is allowed for supper.
'Hardly tlmo for cooking ham and eggs,"
as ono constable put It, "though the 'hot
plate' would bo qulto equal to tho making
of such a meal."
LIGHTING FIXTURES for
House or Store or any special de
sign at REASONABLE PRICES
THE ELECTRIC SHOP,
(Wolfe Electric Company)
1810 FARNAM. TYLER 1414.
llnd No Hue for the Lamp.
A sad tola ot disappointment is con
tained in .the following communication
received by a La Ctosio, (Wis.) electrical
firm from a farm customer. The von ot
the soil, It seems, had ordered a lamp
fitting while under an Impression some
what similar to that of the Xanana farmer
who bought a motor to do his farm Aork,
although there wasn't a power wire
within twenty-five miles. Tho Wiscon
sin agriculturist "camo back" as follows.
"Dear Sir: This letter is to acknowledge
to you of the recept of your two-ball ad
justers, but In addition I will make you
understand that I misunderstood you. 1
thought that It was a lamp by Itself und
not a aparatus which Is of no use to mo
as I have no curent of electrlco so you
sec. I wont to send them bock to you
again and you send my money back to
and nothing more to Bay your trully."
BENNETT ELECTRIC CO
SAFE AND "RKtilAnljB WIRING
it PAYS to PLEASE
Ml Omaha t. Bante Uldf. S 3818.
Omaha Electrical Works
Electric Elevator Repairs
ApiietlsliiK Hummer II rente fnnta.
All people eat less for breakfast In
summer than In winter. They require
less food because they require less heat
elements. Few people, however, refuse
hot coffee and eggs and hot buttered
toast for beakfast even In summer. Many
people also like to minimize effort t- the
greatest extent possible. With an cleo
trie breakfast set toaster, percolator and
egg boiler work is simplified, offort
saved and breakfast 1h hot and delicious.
Landlord II ell even In Hlfrns.
Several months ago a Dayton company
adopted as a slogun the phrase, "If It
Isn't electric, It Isn't modern." So thor
oughly lias this terse truth slnca been
fixed upon the minds of the local public
that tho othhr day when u landlord ad
vertised a dwelling for rent he took pains
to add, with a praiseworthy regard for
truth, "Modern except electrlo light."
Efficient Business Demands
Adequate Telephone Service
With adequate Telephone facilities, the
maximum of efficiency is secured from
overy unit of the organization.
Tho Bell Telephone
Private Branch Exchange
provides an "always open" door, distrib
utes call to particular persons wanted, '
facilitates business and makes every move
count. ' v
Let m send a rtprcscntative o . '
cxnlain Private Branch Exchanoel
Sewice in dbiail. " '
NEBRASKA TELEPHONE 60MPAIY
BRIEF CITY HEWS
fclghtlng rixtures. nurgesn-Orandsn oo.
Bare oot Print it Now Beacon Presa.
Fidelity Storage fc Van Co. Doug, 1S1.
Thowon Visit in Omnlia A. R. Thor
son of Chicago, formerly assistant to L.
A. "Welsh, weather forecaster, la m
Omaha renewing old acquaintances.
Weddings Show toss uno hundred
and seventy-five wedding licenses were
granted by the license bureau In July,
fourteen less than during tho game month
Bandls Makes Beport Six hundred
and forty-one deeds and 777 mortgages
wore recorded In the office of Frank
iiandle, register of deeds, during July.
The receipts were Jl.00t.C5 and expendi
Slot Machine Casts Monday Barnes
Cunningham and A. I. Burth, arrested In
Bouth Omaha by the sheriff on a charge
of keeping Blot machines, were arraigned
In county court- They waived preliminary
hearing and their cases were continued
iJce Oreaai Social The young people
of tho North Presbyterian church will
jlvo an Ico cream "social Tuesday evening
an the lawn of It. A. MoEachiron, Twen
tieth and Wirt streets. A good musical
program has been arranged and an even
ng of good fellowship Is anticipated.
Indian Assaults Wife Edward Black
ish, thfl Winnebago Indian, who as
saulted his wife Saturday on government
land, was taken charge of by the govern
ment officials and will be given a prt
Itr.lnary hearing before United States
Commissioner Herbert Panlel Thursday.
Many Ic Wagons licensed Assistant
License Inspector John llathlecn reports
the Uauance of 127 licenses taut month,
the receipts from the same being Jl,&.
Thf uroitrr n-niber of licenses Issued
to any one business waa for lco wagons,
thirty-three being licensed during the
Wants to Borrow Police Salt Rich
mond Ray of the Grey Stock company,
playing at the Alrdome In Wlnfleld, Kan.,
evidently Is of the opinion that the Omaha
police department runs a costuming de
partment. In a letter addressed "to thd
smallest constable on the force," which
Is Officer Joe Vanderford, he begs to
borrow that' gentleman's uniform for use
In next week's drama. Bay offered to
pay Vanderford well, but neglected to
make any provision for the officer's at
tire while the uniform Is being uhed by
CORN CROP REPORT IS BAD
Eailroads Find the Dry Weather Has
Been Great Setbaok.
SMALL DOG BITES LUMBAG
IN THE CALF OF THE LEG
V. Lumbag, 513 Jones street, was bitten
by a cocktr spaniel whllo crossing Six
teenth and Jackson streets. Lumbag was
given no warning from the animal, which
was trotting slightly ahead of him, and
suddenly whirled, sinking his teeth Into
the calf of his right leg. He notified an
cf fleer, who searched for the anlmai
with no avail. Later Lumbag came to
the station and had the wound dressed
by Dr. Foltx. He was taken homo In
the police emergency auto.
HOWARD TELLS OF LAND TO
BE THB0WN0PEN TO PUBLIC
S. B. Howard of the Burlington's home
seekers' bureau has just returned from a
trip through the new forest reserve that
lr to be opened Ootober 1. The reserve
Is twenty-five miles south of Ashbey
and consists of some 3tl,W) acres. Ac
cording to Mr. Howard, the soil Is ex
cellent and weather conditions are Ideal.
Lack of rain Is unheard of In the receive,
and cattle occupy the fertile alleys until
I to fall
EASTERN NEBRASKA IS FINE
Fall rioirinK In Southern Part of
the State U Kept Back by the
Very Dry Condition of
The railroads report that the evapora
tion from the soil during the last week
has largely exceeded the rainfall and as
a result the soli It not In satisfactory
condition. According to the Burlington's
report a short corn crop In Nebraska and
the greater part of Kansas Is Inevitable,
while the Northwestern report fctates
that corn south of the Platte has been
damaged from 40 to CO per cent. The corn
north ot the Platte Is still In good condi
tion, but If the present dry spell con
tinues It will be sure to be damaged.
On the Burlington the corn has suf
fered least on the Omaha dlvlsjon. The
corn along the Omaha division Is but 9
per cent below average crop, while along
the Wymore division corn Is 40 per cent
below average and along the McCoo'c
division K per cent below average.
With plenty u- rain during the next
sixty days and no frost until Ootober,
many parts of Nebraska would yield a
fair corn crop, but -without rain damaged
crops are Inevitable and even with rain
a perfect crop Is Impossible.
There was little rain over the state
during the last week and there are no
Indications of heavy precipitation thlb
week. Central City reported the heaviest
rainfall. Tl4 total amount ot precipita
tion for the week was 1.75 Inches, but lit
tle benefit was derived becauso the train
v.an dlstrlbutrd over tho entire petlod
and did not oak onto the ground before
Very few stations reported over an
Inch of rain and those that did, reported
light rains that fell on odd days and did
little good. Fremont, In the Omaha divi
sion, had a total precipitation of one
Inch, Central City, on the Lincoln divi
sion, had 1.75 Inches, but no stations on
the Wymore or McCook divisions re
ported over half an Inch.
Fall plowing has been delayed along tho
McCook lino because of the extremely
dry soli and the pastures and mcadoWa
all along the lines have suffered greatly.
Fruit Is In bad condition, but oats, al
though damaged to some extent, are in
fair condition and an ordinary crop can
Superintendent Allen of the Burlington
states that only fortunate weathor condi
tions can save the corn crop. .Whero
corn was farthest udyanced the hot and
dry weather ha practically killed tho
life of the pollen, but In the case of tho
late corn soma hopo can be held If re
lief should come Immediately.
YOUTH GETS IN BAD OVER
REFUSAL TO PAY FOR SHINE
Howard Morlsso entered a shoe shin
ing establishment at 1318 Douglas street
and, after securing a shine, refused to
pay for It. Morlsso walked out, saying
he "was a Bulgarian and all that Greeks
were good for was to shine his shoes,
John Oagrus nnd Peter Domlnlcus
grabbed and held him until Offlcei
Wright appeared nnd escorted him to tht
station. Morjsso, who Is 17 years old,
vas turned over to "the Juvcnllo authori
An American ICtnsr
Is tho great king of cures, Dr. King's
New Discovery, the quick, safe, suro
cough and cold remedy, 60c and 1. For
sale by by Beaton Drug Co. Advertisement.
BOOSTER BOWLING LEAGUE
WILL MEET FRIDAY NIGHT
Tho Booster Bowling league will hold
a meeting at tho Association alley Fri
day night for the purpose of organizing
for the coming season, which Is expected
tb start about tha middle of September.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road to
Case to Be Decided
Today by English
Judge English of the district court will
render his decision in the Injunction case
brought by Father Williams to compel
Election Commissioner Moor head to ac
uupt his registration, though hl natural
Ixation papers have been lost, ut 1
o'clock this morning.
The case Involves the right of the elec
tion commissioner to change the Intel
pretatlon of a twenty-flve.year-old lav
ro that oral testimony Is not accepted fo
tho proving ot cltlxonhlp for regUtia
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