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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 12, 1915)
TITF. BEE: OaTAHA. FIUPAY. hTHIM'AKY 1J. 1!M:.
OF HARDWARE LIEU
JL J. Hall is Elected Preiident and
JTumler of Policyholder In
rrJAN TALKS ON ISStfXAKCE
1L J. IUU of Lincoln a as Wednes
day elected president of the Nebraska
Mutual Hardware Insurance- com
panr. orranliatlon that Is
auxiliary to the- Nebraska Retail
Hardware association, meeting , In
convention In Omaha. Fred Eblnger
of rialnvlew as elected vice presi
dent, Nattaaa Roberts of Lincoln,
tecretary, and E. Iloppe of Lincoln,
n Inruranea Is covered hjr'thla or-a-a
filiation for mmlwi of the hardware
mkk In . The Insurance auxiliary
founded In with 100 pollc-yhoMers.
It bss over 1.W policyholders now. The
company has tt&.W Invested -In stat war
rants, ana has a larger reserve, accord
ing ta the report of Its president, thsn
aar Insurant? company In the elate tn
proportion to the number of thoussnds of
dollar Insurant carried. .
Bpeaklng to the association. t O.
JPrtan. slate Insurance commlHstoner,
favored the proposed Jew to regulate In
surance rates within the state.
t'nmplttneat f SflmuU.
A high compliment to NehrasKa htisl
nesii conditions was paid by E. K. Mitchell
of ilorrlllton, Ark., natloiml president of
the, Retail Hardware Doalem" organiza
tions, tn spesklng to the Nebraska hard
ware men In conrentlrm. "Crop and
business conditions In the south have
been such that I haven't visited many
sua hardware conventions there ' this
winter." be said. "Put I came up to
N'-lraa, for your state convention Be
cause I bad heard much of he wonder
ful prosperity and ood business that
8. H. MoKelvIa, former lieutenant tor
eraor of Nebraska, made ax rousing1 talk
on 'Heachlna the Farmer," and 'dis
missed the cultivation ot communities ef
Inters betweeit the farmer and small
town recMent on one hand and the local
bnelness man on the other.
M. P. Ilussta of Omaha conducted a
question bos on business subjects.
- KtMt for Lwal Baslaesa.
..The visiting hardware men and their
wives were the g-josta of the Paxton
Oallaa-ber company Wednesday evenlnc
at an Orpheum party. This evening- the
LeCelt-Andreeen and Wright & Wll
helmjr rompales will entertain them with
a program and refreshments at the Com
A shopping tour -of the city was made
this afternoon by the vlaltlng women,
who were accompanied by wives of tha
Omaha dealera The convention closes
Thday with the Installation of officers,
who will be elected this afternoon.
riLESIDINT FEDERATED CHILD
' WELFARE LEAGUX.
rA ' TO
V ' .
Child Leagues of
This City Joined
in One Federation
The seven local circle of the child Con
servation league of America, which were
organised recently by Miss Charlotte
White, were federated this morning st
the Young Women's Christian associa
tion. Miss White arrived, yesterday
from thy east to. complete the organisa
tion. rarly forty wofiicn.were present.
Mra F. a. King, president of the Ben-
sun circle, was unanimously elected presi
dent of the federation; Mrs. J, Favags
of the Northnlde, Mrs. E. If. Lcuikart of
tha Be nils Fark and Mrs. Don McOownof
tha Dundee c.lrclea, were elected Vloa
president; Mr. Itruce McCuriogh of
South Omaha, recording secretary; Mra
A. W. Rpoorrl of the llanscom Park
circle, corresponding secretary, and Mrs.
Blmer Jones of th Castellar circle treas
urer, v ' -
There erlll h five department of the
club work. Including social purlly, dty
and town Improvement, legislation, cor
rortinns and charities and heeiltli.
Meetings will be held the first Thurs
ay of each month at a place to be an
Livo Turtles for
.Soup at Opening
. Four live turtles from the Caribbean
sea, -weighing about ISO pounds each and
costing a tolsl of $120, have arrived to be
made Into soup for the opening festivities
of the Fontenella hotel -Februsry .
Purchasing Agent George W. Avery got
quite' excited when an. erpressman first
tried to deliver the expensive sea tor
toises, for thsy are very delicate . crea
tures out of tlieir home waters, and a
chill of ten minutes will' kill tbem. . lie
scurried about and quickly arranged to
fcave them kept-In a special tsnk at the
David Cole creamery. . . '
to Get $21,000
ii i .
The Great Western rallaQSd must pay
Charles O. Jones, Union Faclflo brake
man, 1.000 for the loss of hla leg and a
part of bis hand, according to a supreme
court decision, of which notice has been
received by T. J. Mahoney'and T. A,
Donohoe, attorneys for Jones.
Tha ameunt . includes a f IS.OnO verdict
granted by a Jury In district court and
Interest. The case,, which was a note
worthy one In personal injury litigation
in Nebraska owing to tha fact that s,n
employe vof one railroad was suing an
other railroad,' was In the courts more
than - five years. Tha arguments sd
vancedS by Attorneys Mahoney and
Donohoe were of Interest to lawyers all
over the state. The Judgment 'Is one of
the largest aver affirmed by' the Ne
braska supreme court
Jones was asnlatlns; In the making up
of a train at "tha summit," between
Omaha and South Omaha, anl stepped
on to ,anothr track. He was struck by
a Great Western engine and severely in
R. B. HOYELL .FINDS
V l II I
Owners of Bontei Refnie to Y7 tot
Water Ued by Tenacti Who
AND TL BEECHES. 13 B1TOPED
Even general rn anaserg of munici
pal water plants bare tbelr worries
and vexations. Their paths are not
strewn with roses all of tha way.
General Manager R. B. Howell of
the Metropolitan water district Is In
a quandary over tha problem of boar
to Compel the payment of water bills
guaranteed by owners of houses la
which cases -tenants move out, owing
bills, and where tha owners repudi
ate their agreement.
"I contend that the water , tbxmld be
kept shut off Until tha bills ara paid,
notwithstanding that willing tenants may
move In and even stand ready ' to pay
deposits for their future bills, but I want
a ruling of this board," declared Man
He sited a case In point, where a hew
tenant' moved Into a house-from which
a former tenant moved dut, 'leaving a
water bill. Ha sent notices to tha owner,
who paid no attention to these reminders
that" he had guaranteed tha bills. Tha
new tenant wanted water and offarid to
post a deposit. ' " ,
Member Coad of the Wafer board coa
tenda that It Is manifestly unfair to deny
the new tenant water beeatme of the tins
of the former tenant or the owner and
he took the position that Mr. Howell
should sue a few of these neglectful own
ers and thus make examplea ,of them. .
Attorney if. I Webster of tha board
has been asked for a legal opinion on tha
PEOPLE ARE ADVISED
. , TO LEAVE INSJERBERQ
' LONDON, Feb. It The News Cologaa
correspondent telegraph ha has learned
that tha population of Insterbura?, .East
Prussia, has been advised by the military
authorities to leave tha town.
' Girls, All Skirts
Must Bo Wider This
Spring to Be ill Style
Samuel ITertherg of the Nebraska
CloUilnst company baa returned from New
York City with a story of the hlsb price
of skirts. This is a acrlous matter,
eu'.rts will bs real wide, with flares and
will contain about two and a haif ysrds
of material agalnKt one yard and a
l-nilf last season. The ttirht skirt will be
rax this season. J
Tha war snlrlt will find expreslon in
women's coats, this Omaha msri reports.
Its snyi the new niiHtary style In cnals
will bs ksown as TlPirary, Tommy At
k!r., Scotch HlRhlsmVr and the Kitch
ener tramping suit.. Tha 1SO0 period Will
prevail in dresses.
Oat suit lll be twenty-! to twen
, ry-eittit luchea lonir, with normal walat
llnrs and rtrv-ulur flare skirts, The pre
v.!!!rir ctvlora will be HelRlun, tabrador
and navy blues, black and whits checks
and putty and sand shade. There will be
styles for every figure In the large stocks
Mr. liemberc aolocisd while on this buy
Ir.g trip. He acnounces that tbe new
ito X wll! be rcai;- for IrtEprct'.on at tho
Nc1raska Clothing company's stores in
s-bt'ict two weeks, and ad.ls that this
rfwioy tu h the bent of the kind ever
cr:red by his Store,
llo states that he is more than ever con
vtnted ttiat this Mcliuu of the country is
tha mst favored at this time.
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DOES your cookin? make tho
family hungry 'for more? .
Do your left-overs taste as good
. as when the food was first served ? "
Can you vary your menus so that
no one complains of monotony?
If you can't answer these ques
tions satisfactorily, it's probably 1
the fault of the seasoning.
give a! surprisingjzest to the
ordinary dishes. They preserve
their original pungency and are
guaranteed for purity. - Any
cooking is better coolunfv witn
their use. Sold by your grocer
at ,10 cents a package.
Allspice, Cloves, .Pepper, ,P
prika, Ginger, Cinnamon,. Nut- '
megs, Mace, Celery Salt, Pickling
Spice, Mustard, Sage, Poultry
Seasoning and others. , ' , " .
Mile. Art ois Packs
! . Her Bag and Hies
for Fertile Field
Irft Gmaha murh - sooner than she
crifc.a&liy vlannwd. and without making
ry fiirther tnlka in puhlio since ahe
i-ousr-d so mui'h rrhiciHiu with Uer pro
ck".rmin remaika tiintiay.
, ti o left' tha Oj-!ton hotel WeJiwstlay,
i'A K'l,e "Ucnoral dulitry, Uncoln" as
l.,r tarwardlnir ad-.1cps. At the t'arltoa
r e r .id f-T hrr rooiu, lntd of setting
U 1 1 litr variy uil (rum Oinsiia (!
b.t-wed Immediately ur-su M-ir Ilulil
rua rt-funal to Ut iter use the city hall
r. a locture. to will, h she wanted lu
ii-iria bn i.iiilun fe.
U nt (tic of a Kid
:' . t'rrsa e?o I hsd a very bsd
-rf!," wrii leia T.- rnvl, F.Utak.
Viii:r, "My brother, McCaie I'avia,
v-ft tu a Miiall butila of i'hainbertalo'a
' . --h Kcii-t'iv. Afu-r taking thla I
i !..: t haif a d 'irii bott'.rs of It, but
t iy i.t-f-1 ! of them, a la cU;n U-'t
ij-6 as. i 1 i e nut tx-fO troul.H-d
t :. ti r !e everywhere Advertise rnett.
: V.EATHLR STCP3
)F TLCCDS NOV
" ..a ai.i.;y c.tler wather all throuao
i r-.- rin ii j mw.'.-iU Ni-biaaka aud AVy
! . . ( ia: r 1 t.t.'i.'iuls are ftM-Uue lnre
b. tf.i if t, -J dam? being slight
,-n li.c hkjW H"-s off.
t!.to..-h NiWueka Wedneadity nliiht,
t u ii f. ji r; to the rnll.-uaJs, there
v-tj a. (V-.i- J tic op la trmt-tluriA 18 to
l 0 tut. iii.x avfw bri;K the rule. It
l this I..m tiifvKed the
e;,uw and u furni:til.i the
I'.hout dvuig any duut
' the u.ei.i ta the t-t-.
.se wer cuvrr tie
K.i.y of H.tiu tl, l i
TONE BROTHERS, Des Moines
Czndtr of t rawsNMu Old CsUsa Coffc .
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VfcTJ ai? rLJ?
i.. t t.f 1
U .IlKRiffitir ri . hi
,vf; ''fSv f,
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t- i a-4 a
Old men of today, still
halo and hearty, well re
member tha little !o brew-'
cry built by John Guild '
60 ycarsvco. . V
Then cs now Gund'a famous
barley malt and hop brews re-.
freshed tho body,' sharpened tho
eppctits, aided digestion and
made delightful tha f&mily rne.1.
TLo Uood enrichici propertiea cf
' ( fff? 'r ""7 -' -f. it
aagt, ' a -n i . " Mm
sL m m - ' iHaky WaVg)
Its puritj currn,e quality, mellow
ct.a ar-J richness of liavor commend
it as the Ueal beverage. Of Jer a
caso sent ho ma today axiJ toast cur
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ef ttlephon wirm was down
in Iowa and Nebraska last Week.
a bseot mm yeans
0 UGiopiiooo peruBoe
In the wake of the snow and sleet storm that swept over Iowa and Ne
braska early this month, telephone property in this territory suffered the
heaviest single loss since the Omaha 'tornado.
' With more than 30,000 miles of wire on the toll lines broken and twist
ed and gnarled, with 5,000 poles snapped off at the ground, with dozens of
' towns practically without any long distance telephone service, and with a
total loss of $135,000.00, ; the Bell Telephone System mobilized its forces for
hundreds of miles arguTod to restore service.
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The sleet, storm, started Sunday afternoon, Feb. 1st, in the extreme
western part of Nebraska and swept across ' the state ' ' east and northeast,
tearing down telephone wires and poles in its path. When it reached east
ern Nebraska it veered almost due east across northern Iowa'. The towns
of ZlcCook, Grand Island, Fremont, Norfolk and Omaha in Nebraska and
Sioux City, Fort Dodge, Boone, Ames, Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids
and Dubuque in Iowar and hundreds of other towns, were in the direct path
of the storm. : " N ' 1 t
As the rain began to fall and concentrate as ice on the wires that chilly
Sunday afternoon, telephone men knew what, would be the inevitable. It
meant that under the enormous weight the wires and poles would go down
Quickly the word was telephoned or telegraphed ahead of the storm's path,
and preparations were made to meet the emergencyV
As ice formed tm the telephone wires, thicker and thicker, snap! snap!
went the cords "of copper, sometimes at the cross-arms and then in the cen-
ter of a span. Often whole rows" of poles would sway, break off at the butt
' near the ground, and go down with acrash. It meant enormous financial
losses, as span after span gave way under the"weight of sleet and storm. '.
" " . By telephone, by telegraph, by automobile, or. any way that was the
quickest way4 reports were sent in to the Omaha' office giving the story of
the damage and an estimate of the amount of wire and the number of poles V
; and the equipment necessary to repair the damage in' each territory.
When the first reports arrived, blue prints were laid out on the big con- -'
. ference tables, and charts made of the location and extent of the damage.
With the precision of a general commanding an army, the superintendent s
, dispatched men and tools and materials t the locations where the reports .
had told they were needed. ' , ; ' " '
, t. The resources of the great Bell organization were brought into play.
Ken and poles and wire were hurried from Minneapolis, Duluth, 1 Des
Moines,' Davenport and Kansas City, and in two days material by the car-
; loads was on the ground, and a thousand men were at work. .
, V More than seventy tons' of xopper wire and thousands of poles were a
total loss. It took time to set new poles four or five feet deep in the frozen
ground, go temporary" wire, hundreds of big reels of which are kept con
; stantly on hand for such emergencies, was strung along on the ground, over
the snow and through the fields, connecting the spans of wire that had with
stood the storm. V - : ; " ' r-y . '
Like hundreds of small arpies on hundreds of battle fronts,' all work
ing to one end, ten or fifteen men here, a like, number there, and everywhere
it seemed, were, working on the lines,. Every dozen or so men reportad to a
foreman and he to a general foreman of several parties, and each general
foreman conferred with the superintendent vat the office, so that nowhere
might there be any lost motion. ' -
It was the methodical, systematized organization of a great army of tel-
ephone workers who had been' trained to meet such an emergency, and met
it nobly. ' ' . -
' Late at night, and early in the morning,, in the blinding snow, and with
the bitter north wind cutting -their faces, telephone nemen climbed poles y
and spliced wires, day after day, so that the service might be restored at tho
earliest possible moment, . . T " .
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, The Telephone linemen faced the hardships of those long, cold hours
and days because they had been trained in the slogan of the Bell organiza
tion, "Service First, Always," and because they realized the great respbn
sibility that rested on them to clear the 4 Idghways of tali.' '
It is the spirit of public service animating the whole organization that
makes it possible fcr the Bell System to render the "most efficient and de
pendable service in the world.' '
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, H required two wt of work with mora than a thousand men "In '
llils territory, but service haa now boeai re tore! os prartK-alty sJl af oar . . '
lines and v ara aataiu oprraXlus our long dietanca wlrra under nrari1
- "Service First. A!ufays"' v
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