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TTITC OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: "FEBRUARY 8, 1014.
BUREAU ADVERTISES OMAHA
0. C. Roscwater Makes Annual Re
port of Publicity Body.
GIVES MUCH INFORMATION
Commercial Club Disseminates Col
nmni of Xciti to tho 'World In
nehnlf of Omnhn's Advantages,
New Officers of Mail Carriers' Auxiliary Are Installed
Each week of the year the bureau of
publicity of the Commercial! club sends
news matter- concerning activities In
Omaha and the state, to 857 newspapers
of the state. Also It answered over 1,000
Independent letters on Inquiry for lnfor-
matlon concerning Omaha in the last
year. These uro a few of the score of
activities of tho bureau of publlcoty ns
set forth In the annual report made by
V. G. Ilosewater, chairman of the govern
Ing committee of tho bureau. The report
Is made to the subscribers to the support
of tho bureau. There are something like
125 business men of the city who sub
scribe annually for the support of this
"The report points out that the bureau
works for the Interest of Omaha and the
state. It call attention to the work done
by the bureau In circulating the news and
pictures of the rebuilding of Omaha after
the tornado', tho" efforts of tho bureau In
securing the publication of booster edi
tions or several Hundred newsnauers
throughout the state which set forth the
'"resources and activities of Nebraska. It
, la also mentioned that tho bureau dis
tributed these papers broadcast over
many states: that much publicity was
given Ak-Sar-Bon and the many con
ventions and Industrial shows that come
to Omaha In the courso of a year; that
the bureau' Is directly Instrumental In
bringing them here; that In the solectlon
of conventions a study. Is mado of their
"good will" and value to Omaha and the
state" before Invitations aro extended;
that the bureau has distributed In the
year EO.O0O booklets of Omaha and 26,000
pamphlets giving compact statistical In
formation In regard to Omaha's Industrial
activities; that tho bureau organized
"pmaha day" for Jho state fair; that It
Becured tho passage of tho publicity bill
In the state; that tho chairman of tho
governing committee C. C. Rosewater,
and the manager of the bureau, E. V.
iWrisb., have on Invitation mado numer
ous addresses In neighboring cities, and
that many other activities were Incidental
to the work of. the bureau, ,
The financial statement of the bureau
for tho year shows the following:
Cash on hand January
1, 1913 $ -795.19
Cash received from all
and refunds) 15,933. Rl
,TTotal8 $167770 JI6.72S.70
General office, includ
ing salaries ....$ G.lfC.OO
General publicity 4,102.25
Omaha's Home Builders
TIMELY REALESTATE GOSSIP
Who Would the Seven for-ftuarter
i at that time said, that even though bynsdo. The house was destroyed by the
tornado, mil tins am not nismay mm
nor did It dampen his faith In the future
of Omaha property.
HARRY WOLF HAD A THEORY
I Socialist Sep Mii'n Intllenllnn-
j (Minor of H-n1 Kulnte Would
Absorb VII Jnt hm Tlm
Socialists who are struggling for the
soven-tlckets-foMi-auorter rate In street
car fares here, revolved a hint recently
, as to what would bo ?he probable ulti
mate result of such a reduction. Tho hint
was unintentionally given by Harry Wolf
, In a speech at the Real Estate vxchangn
' meeting, lie Inadvertantly dropped h re
mark that showed that tho landlords are
'already figuring on how It will benetlt
(them In the shape of Increased rents.
,-I am In favor of the soven-fares-for-a-quarter
fight." said Mr. Wolf, "t bo
illcvo wo should not opporo It too strenu-
Of tears of WomanS Axxxili&jy of the local Organtga.-tton of, -the
JYarttomU Aesln.of 7lla.il Carriers
Top How, Left to Right-Mrs,
lilght airs. w. C
D. M. Bnrtley. nresldcnt: Mrs. ,T. P. Clifford, vice nrcsldent. Bottom Row. Ixft to
Bouk, secretary, Mrs. C. V. Mlcholson, treasurer; Mrs. 0. T, Reed, mistress-at-arms.
POSTMEN TOJJIYE MUSICALE
Mail Carriers Plan Extraordinary
Musical Event by Artists.
FOR BENEFIT OF CONVENTION
Money thnt May He Made Is to Go
Townrila Cilrllifr Visitors of 101.1
iv Creditable Entertainment.
Deficit January. 1, .1914.. .. i
Members of the entertainment commit
tee of the local lodge of the National
Association of Letter Carriers have al
ready started extensive preparations to
raise money In order to mako tho twen
tieth biennial convention of tho associa
tion in this city In 1915. The first event
on the proposed program will be a mu
slcalo at the Auditorium on tho evening
of March 2. with Miss Alma Gluck, so
prano, nnd Relnold Wcrrenrath, baritone,
as tho singers.
All tho money coming from tho con-
l-ccrt at the Auditorium will go Into tho
general fund of tho Omaha lodgo for tho
purpose of financing Omaha's sharo In a
creditable manner. The prices aro lower
(ban usual; In fact, aro so reasonable
that It is necessary to fill the Audi
torium If expenses are covered. Two dol
lars is the highest price, while excel
lent seats may bo obtained for a prlco
ns low as 75 cents.
Miss Gluck Is one of tho greatest of
American sopranos and has been tho
leading lyric soprano of tho Metropolitan
Grand Opera company. That Is a dls
tlncttonsonly to be accorded to very great
ringers, and Miss Gluck was acknowl
edged ono of tho best singers to partici
pate at tho big New York opera house.
Mine. Scmbrlch was Miss Gluck's teacher
and under her guidance sho learned to
sing nil tho old operas and songs. With
her knowlcrigo of tho later oporas, Miss
Gluck submits an extensive repertoire
wherever she sings.
Mr. Werronrath Is a baritone with a
clear and rich voice, tho llko of which Is
soldom heard on tho American concert
stage. A renlly good baritone Is a
scarcity and Is especially so among
Americans. Mr. Wcrrenrath's volco
harmonizes with tho higher-pitched notes
of Mls Gluck In such a manner that a
duct between tho two Is said to be one
of tha most delightful musical treats.
More events of a similar character will
be promoted between tho present time and
tho date of the convention In order to
raise nddltional moneys. The number of
delegates expected to come to Omaha
should reach over 2,500 and, together
with their wives nnd families, the number
In tho city- will probably exceed 6,000. In
order to treat the'm to tho right enter
tainment tho expenses will bo great, so
tho entertainment commlttco has started
on Its campaign for expense monsy at
this early time.
Pay When You Can
Is tho now slogan of Dr. McCarthy, Omaha's widely known car and
eyo specialist. Ho has served Omaha and Nebraska people (or tho
past fifteen years and Is acknowledged master 'of his profession.
' Here Is an Opportunity
for those who have not the ready cash but
have eyo and ear trouble. Dr. McCarthy will
examine and correct all defects of the eye and
oar and allow you to pay lilm when you can.
"With properly fitted glasses, Dr. McCarthy
relieves headaches, aching eyes, feeling of sand
41 in the eyes, watery eyes, itching and burning
eyes, floating spots, dizziness, pain in the templo
and all troubles duo to eyo strain..
Don't Neglect the Children
Right now is tho proper time, to have their eyes and cars ex
amined. In 95 per cent of backward children It is duo wholly to
Consultation Free of Charge
Arc you growing hard of hearing? Havo you head noises? If
so, see Dr. McCarthy. It costs you nothing to learn whether ho
can benefit you or not.
Dr. James T. McCarthy
Suite 1111 W. O. W. Bldg., Omaha, Neb.
The man who has straightened more crossed eyes with his
special ground glasses than any other specialist in the west.
State Girls and
Boys to Farm for
Books Taken to the
Wrong Jail Are in
Hands of Coppers
"Bend us some old books for the pris
oners to read," asked the county Jailer
of Superintendent 13. U. Graff, and tho
superintendent bundled a big package of
discarded books together, called an ex
pressman and ordered them delivered.
Some time later tho county Jailer
wanted to know why tho books had not
been received. Superintendent Graff said
ho had sent them right ovor. When tho
expressman was appealed too ho said he
had taken the book to the city Jail and
he was forthwith ordered to go after
"They ain't none down thare, boss,"
ho telephoned tho superintendent of
schools. "Dem poltccmon have done
copped 'em all."
Investigation disclosed tho fact that
i Omaha's coppers had raided the bundlo
(of books and haying distributed them
wore proceeding to use them in a proper
(manner but not on their beats, they
Boys and girls of Nebraska are pre
paring to enter Into the Boys' and Girls'
clubs of Nebraska, Including tho three
sub-clubs, tho Corn club, tho Potato club
and the Gardening club, for the purpose
of making a special study pt up-to-date
farm methods of raising crops. Tho boys
and girls must bo botwecn the ages of 10
In order to accentuate tho Interest In
tho farm work prises are to be given for
tho best products. The prises range from
H up to $100, Last year scores of chil
dren entered tho competitive farming and
tho products which won the prizes wore
worthy of experienced and expert agrlcul
turlsts. This year tho entries up to date
Indicate that tho number who will strive
for tho prizes will exceed that of last year
All stuffs raised by tho boys and girls
will bo placed on exhibition at tho county
contests and at tho state contest, so that
alt may bo able to seo nnd examine the
handicraft of the rising goneratlon of this
state. In a fow counties there are no
county prizes, but anyone within the
county Is eligible to state prizes.
Tho judging Is done on a system of 100
per cent to the best showing of profit on
Investment, a certain per cent to quality
and the exhibit and a certain per cent
to a written crop report and history
which must bo compiled by the boys and
girls. Tho percentages vary in the dlf
ftrent clubs. For Instance, yield Is important-
to tho extent of 40 per cent on'
potatoes, while only to the extent of SO
per cent on gardening. They all total
100, however. It Is confidently expected
that tho prize winners will be able to bo
proud of almost perfect records.
Entries for competition close on June 1.
Tho agricultural extension service at the
university farm at Lincoln Is conduotlnir
the competition and Is sending out enroll
ment blanks to all who desire to enter.
cusly, for If the laboring men get cheaper
lar faro thoy will bo able to pay better
ronts, and wo would nil benefit by It."
This, It ts said, Is tho old, old, song of
landlordism. Wolf Is not noccsjarlly h
landlord of any huge proportions, but In
this remark ho showed some of the In
stincts of that species according to some
of the socialistic thinkers of Omaha.
Long ago, economic philosophers
pointed out that tho ground valuo has n
tendency to absorb ovory Improvement of
the community, and that tho Individual
owners of pieces of ground get tho ad-
antage of this Improvement In the shape
f Increased rents.
Thus while tho laboring men were sign
ing the petitions for cheaper car fare, It
develops tho agentB for tho landlords
were figuring on how quickly they could
transfer these carfare savings from tho
pockets of the laboring men to tho pockets
of tho landlords.
Socialists for I.oTrer Fares.
Socialists who were Instrumental In
pushing the fight for lower car faro nro
now reading with renewed Interest tho
passage written by Henry Georgo some
forty years ago In which he touches on
tho tendency of the landlord to absorb all
tho benefits that aro gained supposedly
for tho whole community. In tho light
of what wolf said oponly nt the uoai
Estate exchange, local economists nnd
socialists aro giving tho matter new
thought. Henry George said forty years
ngo that If the city would issue bonds
and purchase tho electrlo light plant, tho ,
water, plant, tho street car lino, nnd all i
tho publlo service utilities, and If tho
city could got them paid for and actually
glvo.tho service of all these utilities abso-1
lutely frco or any cosi 10 mo consumer,
then said Henry George the landlords
would roUe rents Just enough to absorb
the savings thus made. To make the'
point more striking, tho great economist
Omaha Laborer Gets
Fortune Out of Sand
Hills in Six Years
all sorts of photographs
Wo havo thousands of'photpgraphs and-negatives
filed, classified and indexed.
If you need an illustration or photograph for
any purpose, we can supply you at once.
We also havo the latest and most up-to-dato
equipment for photographing interiors, for
photographing catalogue subjects, for pano
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We will send a photographer to tnke any kind
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Our subjects on file include:
Prominent men, ' ' Art studies,
Advertising subiects, rarm scenes,
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Pure bred live stock,
Oar art department will make new drawings or retouch,
or revise photographic copy for making engravings.
Our engraving department will make engravings for
you for any kind of, illustration work.
Our electrotyplng department will make duplicate cuts
from engravings or type matter.
Our prices are remarkably reasonable.
BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY,
Charles Harmes of Cherry county, Ne
braska, twenty-five miles north of Hyan
nls, Is In the city for a few days visiting
old friends, having resided on West Lcav
enworth street many years, during all
of which time he was a day laborer mak
Ing a baro living.
Mr. Harmes left Omaha six years ago
and took up a Kinkaid homestead in
Cherry county. He has proved up on this
and has since bought another section of
land, for which he paid fi.SOO cash. On
this trip to Omaha, Mr. Harmes brought
a car of fat hogs and on the ranch at
home he has 100 more that are about
ready for market. Besides these, he has
twcnty.flve head of cattle and four
horses. Ho lives In a modern house and
has good outbuildings, all of which aro
supplied with water from a private system
on the ranch. Ho Is estimated to be worth
118,000 to $20,000, and when he went to tho
sand hills his en tiro possession aggregated
less than 00 in value.
Fire Captain Tobin
Slips and Breaks Leg
In responding to a fire call from Four
teenth and Douglas streets yesterday1
captain Thomas Tobln of department No,
S suffered a broken left leg when he
missed the sliding pole In the barn and
fell to the floor below. It was just four
teen years ago that Captain Tobln frac
turcd his right leg in a similar manner.
DANCING THE TANGO IS
MADE A MISDEMEANOR
KOUWALIf, Wis., Feb. 7-At a meet
Ing of the village council here last night
an ordinance was passed making the
dancing of the tango within the munici
pal limits of Norwalk a misdemeanor,
punishable by fine and Imprisonment,
The marshal was ordered to close at onro
a dancing academy In which one of the
councllmen declared "this Invention of
satan" was taught.
(i In nt Unas In Knilmrk.
President Hempstead of tho Giants In
tendi to leave Now York for Marlin
Early Morning Fire
Frightens Guests at
Two Upstairs Hotels
A steam plpo set fire to the outside o
the Tony Cosanzo pool hall on Doue
las, near Thirteenth, at 3:20 a. m
yestorday and frightened a score or more
lodgers in the Keystone ana .State hotels,
Yells of "fire" from paasersby brought
many from their beds In negligee attire,
and whon the fire sirens commenced to
whistle, the scene inside each hotel was
one of terror.
However, the department soon had tho
blaze extinguished and It required but
few momenta to calm the, awakened ho
At 3:30 a, gasoline heater In a North
western merchandise car, standing on
spur track at Fourteenth and Webster
streets, exploded and set fire to the con
tents or the car. By the time the do
partment extinguished It merohandlso
worth over HCO had been damaged or de
Income Tax Queries
to Be Answered by
Hammond at Dinner
The public affairs speaking at the Com
merclal club Is to be conducted a littl
differently tho corning Thursday tha
usual In that the speaker Is
answer any question tho house chooses
to ask him. Boss Hammond, collector of
Internal revenue for Nebraska and by vlr
tun of that office also tho collector of
the new Income tax will address the as
sembly. Mr. Hammond has been In some
demand as a speaker during the last si
weeks, on account of the information he
has necessarily acquired about the In
come tax and tho machinery of Its col
lection. The business men want to know
about the tax and who must pay and how
much. Necessarily It is a subject
variable importance and significance
huslneis men, Many have asked the prls
liege ot aaklng Mr. Hammond question
on the floor, in order that they may get
nil the Information they desire outside of
his regular speech.
DR. H0L0VTCHINER WILL
Dr. E. Holot-tchlner, formerly president
of the Board of Education of tho Omaha
rehools, will address the Omaha Phllo
Sophlral society this afternoon at
6'clock in the society's hall. Nineteenth
and Farnatn streets. He will take as hi
subject "The Need of Technical Kduca
tlon In Omaha." After the principal ad
dress tne subject will nn thrown opei
The Persistent and Judicious Use
Newspaper Advertising Is the Itoad
some freak of nature, It might rain gold
coins for u day, labor would bo no better
off the day nfter the rain, for every land
lord would lako up the gold thnt fell on
his ground and wuuhl she tho landloM
none of It.
No, It will not rain gold coins In Omaha,
Hut If it rains uny such blessing ns n
Hiving ot a nickel a week on car fare,
Hociiillsts now sco that landlords stand
t (Hidy to advertise that fm't as an excuse
for colloctlng that extra nickel n week In
Nome HphI KMnte DritU.
Another example of long-distance buy
ing of Omaha real estate was given In
tho purchase of tho garage at Twenty
m(:onil and Fnrnnm streets last week by
lr. Nelson H. Mercer, now for some
)Hir In 1otulon. Mercer formerly lived
In Omaha nnd he knows Its possibilities.
Ho hns perhaps not seen this pleco of
property for four yours, but when he
got a chance to buy It he took It at
1T,V. Ho bought It of Colonel P. f.
Curtis ot Omaha. Omnha real ostnte
nten regard this as another evidence of
how the man that travels u great deal
In other lands nnd In othor cities, real
ises tho great possibilities of Omnhn,
even more sometimes, than do the lmt.1
ness men who are here all the tlmn
Dr. Mercer bought other property In
Omaha slnco he has been located In Lon
don. Nenrly a year ngo ho bought a
house just a short time before the tor-
n. It. Itoblson, president ot the Bank-
era Reserve Life Insurance company,
' hns Just acquired a farm of K5 acres
In Iown, ten miles west of Crcston. The
farm la well Improved and la stocked
with thoroughbred cattle and sheep. It
hns been operated on a large scale and
Is said to be ono of the most flourish
1 Ing fnrms In Iowa. The consideration
! named In the deed was KS.CiS. Mr. Itob-
Ison traded In a number of Omaha
houses at 130,000 and paid the balance
In rash. He Intends to fit up ono of
the houses on the farm for a. summer
home. It Is probable that members of
tho family will go out nt Intervals In
the summer to llvn for a period, espe
cially since tho farm ts within easy mo
toring dlstanco from Omaha.
Jesse I Hlatt. who has been con
nected with the well known real estate
firm ot Hastli-.gs & Hoyden for the last
six years, hns severed his connection
with that firm to enter tho real estati
business for hltneelf and has formed .
partnership with K. M. Fairfield, formerly
manager of tho Omnha Water company
Tho new firm has taken a suite ot of
fices at SSO Omaha National bank build
ing and will do a general real estate and
Insurance business under the firm nam
of Illatt-Fnlrflcld company.
Moros Would Make
Short Work of Any
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. "The Moro
would make short work of local Filipino'
government," says Brigadier Goneral I
Pershing In his latest report an gover-1
nor of Mindanao to Secretary Garrison. !
The actual relations between them
aro aucn , tnat any awcmpi ai wpinu
government would lead only to rebellion
and disaster. Peace In tho Moro province
ran be maintained only ny continuance ot
American control. If wo nro to honestly
carry out our obligations to tho tribes,
who have yielded to our authority and
who expect us to guide them to some
thing hotter, then tho entire Island ot
Mindanao should be governed and con
trolled permanently by American offi
cials and under American sovereignity."
The administration's Philippine govern
ment policy has not yet been worked out
far enough to Indicate how far the gen
eral's views are shared in Washington.
RICHARDSON TO CHANGE
James Illchardson, chairman of the
finance commlttco of tho Board of Edu
cation, will lnstltuto a new system ot
bookkeeping In tho secretary's office. In
stead of crediting tho receipts from sa
loon licenses for tho year In advance to
the closing year the fact that these
licenses are received for a year In ad
vance and expended on the debts of a
year that Is gone will be mado clear on
the records. Heretofore this method ot
bookkeeping has prevented a huge deficit
In the Board of Education funds and left
an apparent surplus.
Under a former regime Richardson was
chairman of the finance committee of tho
school board and was reappointed whon
Dr. Holovtchner was dethroned and C.
T. Walker was mado president.
SISTERHOOD OF TEMPLE
ISRAEL TO GIVE MUSICAL
Under the auspices of the Sisterhood
of the Temple Israel a musical will bo
given Tuesday evening nt the temple.
Misses Madge West. Elolse Wert, Hclon
Sommer. Hortense Splesbcrgcr, Mamlo
Hplesberger, I-aura Ooetz and Pnra
Hchnclder and Messrs. Edward Wotawn,
Harold ltosenbaum nnd Francis Palais
will render tho selections.
WARM CLOTHING NEEDED
FOR ICE HARVEST WORKERS
Warm clothing ror woremen who will
start cutting Ice soon, or have already
dons so. Is badly needed, the charity
authorities declare. They say they will
bo glad to arrange to get any garments
that are offeraj If they are notified over
the phone by the donors.
E. J. Davis
PHONE DOUGLAS 353
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An Honest Man's Birthday
It wus Lincoln who phrased that great trnth about the linpoi
nihility of fooling ull tho people nil the time. Certainly the Great
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Tex , on or about February 15.
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