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TIIE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1913.
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COAL PMGBSJO GO UP SOON
Winter Ratts Are Soon to Go Into
SUMMER PRICES ABE STILL ON
All IVntmrHnnln ICnrfl Cowl in to Be
Taxrit to llnlae Montr 'or Vari
ous Contitieit Consnm
rr to rnr.
Youth Asks Police to Help
Him Win Parents' Consent
There In going to be another little
"extra" tacked on to the price of anthra
cite coat during the coming winter. This
Is In the shape of ft lax of 24 per cent
of the value of every ton prepared for
market In the state of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania has decided It wants to
raise about S,000,OW In revenue to be
distributed pro rata among the counties
from which the coal Is mined. This wilt
amount to about 8 cents per ton as It Is
estimated at rrecnt. The mine owner
wilt pay It and then collect from tl
consumer. So when Omaha people buy
hard coal next -winter they are apt to
find that the regular price per ton Is
stated on their bill and that at the bot
tom of the bill under the head "special
s" wilt be the Item of g cents per ton
to be paid by the consumer.
This Item wilt only add some 8 or 10
cents per ton to the price for the con
sumers. In other respects, the coal men
say, the coal conditions are practically
normal this fall. That means that the
supply Is fairly irood and there Is nothing
especially In Bight at present that would
Indicate an abnormal rise in the price of
coal during the winter.
Of course the regular rise of 10 cents
per month from now until winter Is to
be expected, coal men say. The large
egg or grate size hard coal is now selling
for U0.50 per ton In Omaha. The egg or
stove hard coal Is selling for $10.75, white
the chestnut Is selling at $11. These are
the prices as quoted at present, although
coal men say there Is no coal moving.
People, they say, are very Indifferent as
to the coal situation this year and are
rot rushing as usual to lay In their winter
When Danny Cupid needs the assistance
of a couple of bluecoats and the Inter
ference of the courts to further his subtle
scheming, then It's high time that he
resigns his office In favor of one more
competent, say police officers at head
quarters station who heard the complaint
of Leon Hoffman. Seventeenth and Spruce
streets, Tuesday night
Leon Is a clerk employed at the Hobbs
: Schaeffer grocery store at Twenty-
fourth and Wirt streets, and he Is madly
In love with pretty 30-year-old Eva
Colver, a clerk at the Woolworth store.
Miss Colver Is the daughter of James
Colver, 1334 South Twenty-fourth street,
and, by the way, the elder Colver appears
to be somewhat of a determined parent
According to Hoffman, his affections
are returned by the young woman, but
his prospective parents-ln-law object.
They object strenuously, In fact.
Young Hoffman believes that their ob
jections amount to an obsession. Ho ts
Tronp Takes Matter Under Advise
ment and Will Decide This Week.
SAY BEMIS HAS HO STANDING
Attorney Argue, that Injunction
Asrnlnat Officials Cannot Hold,
a Taxpayers' Monry is Wot
to Dn Wasted.
Omaha to Have Big
Special to Neligh
to See the Eaoes
More than 100 men, memoers of the
Commercial club, the South Omaha Live
Stock exchange, the Knights of Ak-Sar-lien
and other Omaha organizations, will
go on a special train this morning
to attend the races of the State Speed as
sociation at Neligh.
The special Chicago & Northwestern
train will leave the Union station at 7
o'clock In the morning, arriving at Neligh
about noon. It will return to Omaha at
11 o'clock tonight
Plans have been to make tho day a
big "trade extension" boost -for Omaha
and South Omaha. Tho Omahans will
take along all sorts of paraphernalia to
make their presence known in the big
little town- They will be met by .a special
reception committee, headed by Chauncey
Wattles, the Neligh banker, and taken
on a sightseeing trip through the town.
All sorts of entertainment has been ar
ranged for them during the afternoon and
early evening. The races, of course will
be the main ovent Some of tho best
entries of the three-day meet will be run
on "Omaha day."
Water District Will
Be 'Asked to Hurry
Since City Treasurer Ure has turned
oyer to tho recently formed Metropolitan
Water district 1300,000, over tho disposal
of which there had been some question In
mind, water users In various districts are
looking forward to the early completion
of the promised Improvements. Particu
larly In regard to the extensions are cltl
sens going; to urge that construction be
undertaken and new mains be put In us
uble shape at the earliest possible mo
ment Howell had announced that he
could not advertise for contracts on any
of tho new district until he had secured
Dairymen Fined for
Selling Cream and
Milk Below Standard
Four dairymen, arrested for selling milk
and cream below standard, were found
guilty In police court H. Westre of tho
Keystone dairy was fined U0 and costs
M. P. Jensen of the Cedar Drove dairy,
110 and costs; C Jensen of the Western
dairy, S and costs, and W. Anderson,
woo conducts the Excelsior dairy at
Seventieth and Center streets, IW and
costs for diluting the mill: he has been
under orders never again to darken the
threshold at 1334 South Twenty-fourth
street, and the young miss In the ease
was told point blank that when she mar
ries, It will be with a young man whose
qualities are more suitable to the parents
than those possessed by Hoffman. That
ought to have ended it. as far as the girl
and boy were concerned, but it didn't
Hoffman appeared at headquarters and
wanted a couple of policemen to help
him carry off his lady love, and to aid
in obtaining the consent of the parents.
He said that If present conditions con
tinued, his fiancee's mind would bo
poisoned against him.
nut Captain Heltfeld and Sergeant Andy
Pattullo have been safely married for so
long that they have no sympathy with
Mr. Cupid or any of hl friends, and they
told Hoffman to get a ladder and a rail
road ticket, or anything else that ho de
sired, but not to expect aid from tho
GAS INJUNCTION CASE HEARD
MONEY FOR BALDWIN FAMILY
Little Qirl Sends Coin to Start Fund
to Help Out.
HEART FULL OF SYMPATHY
The Ilea Will Take Charge of Any
Money Which la Sent to the Aid
of Thla Unfortunate
Hearing of the suit to enjoin the hold
ing of the gas franchise election sched
uled for August 19 was had before Judge
Troup in district court yesterday and
the case was taken under advisement
The Judge said he would decide It this
Corporation Counsel Baker and City At
torney PJno and Will II. Herdman, at
torney foi the gas company, appearing
as a friend of the court, argued that
Georgo P. Bemls, whose name as plain
tiff, was used by Attorney D, C. Patter
son In bringing tho Injunction suit, had
no standing before the court.
The plaintiffs alleged right to bring the
action was based on the fact thai he Is
taxpayer. It was argued, however.
that public officials may not be enjoined
by a taxpayer unless money which he
has paid Is about to be wasted. Since
the gas company Is to pay the expenoeS
bf the election, Judge Baker argued, the
plaintiff has no necessity for enjoining
tho election, but has adequate remedy
by litigation after the voters have reg
istered their wilt
The argument of Attorney Patterson
that tho clW cannot legally take the
nu,uw put up uy tne gas company to pay
the expenses of the election was dls
posed of by the answer that the money
Is not a bribe, because It Is to be paid
whether the franchise wins or loses and
that it cannot como under the head of the
forbidden "contributions for political
Dealer Warned for
Faking With Both
Butter and Eggs
A. D. Lucas, 1815 Chicago street, has
been warned by Dairy Inspector Claude
F. Bossle that further prosecution of his
business as "agent for the McCune
dairy farm" will result In hla arrest and
trial on charges preferred by the health
Lute., according to Bossle, has bean
buying butter, milk and eggs from local
concerns, repacking them In stone Jars
special cans and crates and selling them
as country products. The butter la mad
by a local creamery and the eggs art
bought from different dealers about tho
city, Bossle says.
L,ucas, tne dairy inspector says, ad
mitted the deception and said he would
cease to practice It "He will have to
stop It, that's all," said Bossle, "for it's
aue the consumers to know what they
CHAMPAGNE FOR WORKERS:
Dan B. Butler Tells of High Times .
in the Harvest Fields.
REGULAR, BOUND OF GAYETY '
One Man Comm flack to Sedate Iilfe
of City to Ilrat Ills Shattered
iVerren llanqnetK, Ilresa
Suits and Dnnrlnic.
Ordered to Be
Brought Into Court
Mm. Ella Epps. grandmother of Henry
LaVerno lUsch, aged 1 year, secured a
writ of habeas corpus signed by Judge
English ordering Arthur It. Risch, whom
she alleges kidnaped the baby yesterday,
to bring him Into court Mrs. Epps as
serts that Rlsch came to her home and
forcibly took possession of the child.
Mrs. Georgia Itlsch, daughter of Mrs.
Kpps, started divorce proceedings against
Itlsch last March. She Is not living In
Omaha. Itlsch Is a plumber.
Oar Repairer Has
Both Legs Out Off
Peter Hook, a ear repairer for the Mis
souri Pacific Railroad company, was run
over and had both legs crushed yesterday
morning at 10:30 o'clock by a switch en
gine. Hook resides at 3330 South Nine
teenth street. Omaha. He is said to have
been engaged at work on the rip track
at Twenty-ninth and V streets. South
Omaha, when a switch engine backed In
on him. Dr. William Davis made a rec
ord trip to the scene of the accident and
took the injured man to the South Omaha
hospital. He may die.
CHILD SAVING INSTITUTE
MAY USE WILSON MONEY
The Child Saving Institute has been
granted permission by Judge English to
use 15.000 of Us $10,000 bequest from the
estate of Anna Wilson for enlarging and
rebuilding Us home. Interpretation of a
clause tn the will was involved.
Do you want to help the Baldwin fam
ily, Albert O. Baldwin ond wife of U
North Fifteenth street, the story of
whoso misfortunes was recently published
In The Beo?
Miss Vivian Cary of Hecla, Neb., 10
years of age, suggests that a sutucrip-
tlon be started to provide for the rellnC
of this stricken family, and heads It with
25 cents. City Prosecutor Anheuser says
no money should'be collected for the pur
pose of discharging the debt owed tho
loan sharks who have been pressing tho
Baldwins, but Is of the opinion that snmo
aid ought to be provided In other directions.
The Bee will take charge of any money
sent for the purpose arid see that th
stricken family receives it Miss Cary
Dear Editor and nendnra nf Th fltndhn
Dally Bee: After rendlnir of the and con.
dltlon of the Baldwin family, am enclos
ing ia cents 10 neip start a rener rumi
it me editor win Kindly give tne space
to let readers know. Mv heart srnc.i out
In sympathy to all the tornado sufferers,
even though we have not had the mean
to help relieve them. But when they still
must suffer from the loan sharks' clutch ;s
I feel It my duty to spare a few pennies
to make a start
I Know the anxiety and destltutlontthev
have and are suffering oa my father
has a largo family and not much means
to provide for them. But we are thank-
rui ror wnat we nave.
Surely there are enough people In the
circle of The Bee's readers who can spare
2b cents each ana therefrom pay the
Baldwin family's debts for them. Ami
you Know even a cup or com water given
In His name shall receive Us reward, -
Kind roadera, "Are we our orotner 3
keeper?" For "Inasmuch -as ye do It
unto tho least, my brethren, ye do It unto
My father takes The Bee through tho
courtesy of tho National Live Stock com-
isnv ana -wo ADureciaia il very muun.
Sir, now holding a homestead and
ore maklne our wav very well. Hoping
the editor may print mis ana tnai inu
rtaMwtn family will be rellevod "of their
surf ring very soon, i remain.
Heels, Neb. MISS VIVIAN CARY.
DELEGATES TO PRINTERS'
CONVENTION ON THEIR WAY
J. n. Dietrich, O. A. Baumgardner and
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kennedy loft
last evening for Nashville. Tenn.,
whore they go to attend the Fifty-ninth
annual convention of the International
Typographical union In session there for
a week, beginning August It Mrs,
Kennedy ts a delegate to the women's
auxiliary of the organization. They will
arrive at Chicago Thursday morning,
where they will spend the day. There
they Join the special train that Is to be
run from there to Louisville. Some 300
delegates are expected to go on this spe-
clal. Arriving at Louisville they will
spend the day "there before going on to
Dan B. Butler, city commissioner of
finances and accounts, was humped over
his desk and tho perspiration pourned
down his rotund cheeks In little rivulets.
The weather and work was worrylnir him, ,
for he had Just returned from his vaca
tion spent In the cooling shades of New
York skyscrapers and on the lulling ,
beaches of Bermuda.
"Great guns!" the commissioner ejacu-!
lated as he yanked tils collar off ami
rolled his trousers up to his knees. "Ain't :
It awful? You know what f vant to be'
I want to bo a harvest hand. Harvest
hands, they tell me, are getting rich and 1
they'ro having the time of their lives. J
"Why, one I. W. W. who went to work, '
came back from out in Nebraska and
told me the harvest hands were paid a a
day for eight hours' work and were
served with champagne while In the
fields. When the day's worK was over
they gathered In the farmct-a big house
and to the strains of a Bohemian or
chestra danced half the night away At
midnight they were given a banquet fit
for a prince and more champagno was
"In the morning before the hands go
to work," these fellows tell me, "the
farmer takes them all for a Joy ride and
they visit a lake forty miles away and
after swimming and fishing for a few
hours return to the house, lay their dress
suits out for the evening and then go Into
the harvest field. By working from 10 In
the morning until about 6:30 In the eve
ning they get In their eight hours,
"However, and this appeals to me, a
halt Is called at 2 o'clock in the afternoon
and tho harvest hands are refreshed with
a Dutch lunch finest fresh cheese sand
wiches and a wagon load of cold bottles.
Gosh, I want to be a harvest handl"
Butler says the I. W. W. couldn't stand
the plutocratlo gayety, but speaking with
the gentleman himself we learn It was
th dress suit which forced him from the
harvest fields. He says for two or three
nights the farmer loaned him a dress
suit, but It didn't fit well and his natural
antipathy for finery and especially his
objection to wearing a dress suit, got on
his nerves and he had to leave and come
back to the city where life was more
quiet and he could recuperate. The gay
life had shattered his nerves.
You may serve Blatz in your
home, just among yourselves, and
you may serve it to your guests,
with every assurance that
you are pouring a bever
age of extraordinary
quality and character. It
is truly a delight to the
eye and a joy to the palate.
802810 Douglas St., Omaha, Neb.
Phone: Douglas 6602
Death from Dlood I'olnon
was prevented by a. W. Cloyd, Plunk.
Mo., who healed his dangerous wound
with Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Only 25c.
For sale by Beaton Drug Co. Advertise
as 1 1 I
AGRICULTURE WILL BE
TAUGHT IN OMAHA SCHOOLS
On recommendation of Superintendent
Graff the Omaha school board has
adopted Buffum & Deaver's "Sixty Les
pons In Agriculture" for use In the
Omaha schools and ordered COO copies to
This new text book on agriculture Is
Intended for use In the sixth, seventh
and eighth grades and Is the result of
the combined efforts of Prof. B. C. Buf
fum, a scientist of Wyoming, and D.
Clem Deaver of Omaha.
llondnrna Accepts Penue Plain.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 6. American
Minister 'White at Tegucigalpa noUfled
the State department that Honduras has
become the twenty-sixth nation to accept
President Wilson's peace plan, with the
details suggested by Secretary Bryan,
Cinders to be had for the haullnc
Mets Bros. Brewing company.
ALIENED DATE CAUSES
CONTINUANCE OF CASE
An appoal bond In which the date had.
been altered in different Ink figured In
the hearing before Judg Sutton of the
district court of a motion to dlimlf an
appeal from county court The Judg.
continued the case until Clyde Sundblatt.
clerk of the county court, who Is spend
ing his vacation out of tho city, shall re
turn and testify as to the date of the
Fred M. Ryan of Lincoln on March 31
In county court secured a Judgment of
175 against Joe Lapldus of Omaha aa the
result of the winding up of a partnership
In a taxlcab business at Lincoln, An ap
peal bond was filed with M. Moskovlts,
surety, but whether It was filed April
10, within the ten days prescribed by law,
or one day too late. Judge Button will
decide. The date on the Instrument ap
pears to have been changed from April
10 to April 11, and assertions that this
had been done were made in court
"Better Be Safe Than Sorry"
It Is far better to give the Stomach, Liver and Bowels some help at
the beginning than to keep putting It off until aicknesB overtakes you.
Be wise, and keep
handy and take It promptly. It helps overcome all Stomach I.tver and
Bowel Ills, also prevents Malaria, Fever and Ague.
"STICK TO IT"
Believes in Constant Keeping
At it in Special Sales as
; Well as in Other
Has Much to Tempt tho Well
Dresser of Today.
"I never go Into a thing half-hearted,"
says Brooks, the Indomitable clothier In
'The City National Bank Building at tho
1 corner of 16th and Harney Sts., "and
now that I've started to clear every
' vestlgo of summer clothing and furnish
1 Ings I am going to stick to the Idea of
! clearing until tho store looks as de
i vnstated as a stubblefleld after the crops
have been gathered. That puts me Into
a position where I can go to the mar
kets and buy freely without dreaming
of an 'overstock at home.' "
"So I'll still continue to sell $20 suits
at $10; $25 suits al $12.60; $30 suits at $15;
$35 BUlts for $17.50 and $40 suits for $20.
"And-I still quote $1.60 and $2 Man
hattan Shirts at 95c; $4 $4.50 and $3 silk
Shirts for $2.65; $1.60 and $2 Shirts with
ties and soft collars to match for $1.15;
$1 Athletic Underwear for 65c; $3 Straw
Hata for $1, and $5 nnd $6 Outing Pants
Next time you go by The City National
Bank Building stop at Brooks' shop
right at corner, 16th and Harney make a
clever buy; own a now summer outfit
and say to yourselfi 'Brooks IS in
BEER EVER BREWED
DO NOT BE MISLED
until you investigate. Dr. Todd will gladly ' explain
what sanitary teeth are and what they will mean to you.
DR. G. W. TODD, 403 Brandeis Bldg.
for opportunity; create It for
yourself by Judicious use of Tho
Boo' a adrertlfting columns.
BARGAINS IN USED MOTORCYCLES
Single neadJng Standard , ....SSOjOO
Single Thor, 4H H. good condition , 970.00
Single Merkel, 4 II. P., first class condition C7S.O0
Single Indian, belt drive battery 183.0O
Single Marvel, 5 li. l magneto , ...989,00
Single Indian. 4 H. I', belt drive magneto...,,...., .3100.00
Single Indian, 4 H. P., chain drive magneto., , 9110.00
Single Indian, 4 H. P., chain drive magneto .,.188.00
Single Flanders, 4 If. I', belt drive magneto, new a 133.00
Twtn Indian, 7 li P., cliutn drive. 191! model, new tires tlSOXXj
Twin Indian, 7 If P., chain drive, 1911 model, new tlrei S163.00
Twin Indian, 7 li. P . chain drive, with new Ilogers side car faso.00
Omaha lieyclt Co. ItilllV' lift & Ckicatt
factory Distributors Indian Motorcycles.
The Rate-Reduction Franchise
Is Entitled to Public Confidence
Those who object to YOU voting
FOR the rate-reduction franchise and
lower gas rates, now cry "bogey man."
By means of weird speculative flights
they seek to arouse your fears and preju
dices by drawing a picture of that old,
familiar ogre "watered stock."
In this case there is something much
more important at stake from the public
standpoint than fantastic tales founded
upon old grudges and the mistaken notions
of the poorly informed.
Those who have paid any, attenti on
to the regulation of public utility rates,
know that outstanding capitalization is not
even considered in determining a fair rate
In making the compromise terms with
the gas company, the city 'officials based
their conclusions upon the reports of ex
perts employed by the city who ignored
completely the capitalization of the gas
The valuation of the gas property
by the city's expert was far too low,
and cannot be successfully sustained in
But even upn this excessively LOW
valuation by the city's expert, the expert
found that 97 1-2 cents was the lowest
price at which gas could be sold in Oma
ha (if going value was allowed in his esti
mate) anH the city permitted a 6 per cent
return upon his valuation.
A six per cent return is not a fair profit
in the gas business nor sufficient to ob
tain the best results for the public.
Six per cent is just sufficent to avoid
what the courts call "confiscation," or to
prevent the taking of property without
compensation and due process of law.
The few objectors to the rate-reduction
franchise would consider a 6 per cent
return in their own business far too little.
By raising the rate of return slightly,
or by increasing the valuation of the gas
company's property as estimated by the
city's expert on the same basis which his
valuations in other cities have been raised
by thp courts, it will be found that $1.00
gas in Omaha at present is not even a
fair rate to the gas company.
An attempt is made to excite your ap
prehension by saying: - 1
"The gas company announces that , it
will issue an additional $1,000,000 in
And it is further intimated that the
rate-reduction franchise will be used for
The gas company has not announced
an issue ot bonds or a security issue of any
The Omaha "Gas Company is a Ne
braska corporation. It cannot issue a
dollar's worth of securities without the
express consent and approval f the Ne
braska State Railway Commission. (See
Chapter 108, House Roll No. 578 of
the 1909 Session Laws of Nebraska.)
You know very well that the State
Railway Commission will permit no finan
cing of the "water and blue sky" variety,
by talk of which the rate-reduction fran
chise objectors evidently hope to divert
your attention from the real issues in
volved. These real issues are important both
to you and to us. but no more to us than
The last day of registration for the
rate-reduction franchise election is Sat
urday, August 9th.
OMAHA GAS COMPANY
to be had for the hauling.
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