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TTTFi OMAITA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 21, 1915.
EXPENSE QUESTIONS ARE UP
Real Estate Exchange Finds Discm- j
lion in Matter of Commiitions
BULL FIGHT FOR LIGHT BILL
Commissions and phm of the husl
tiesa are greatly Interesting the Omaha
Tteal Estate exchange at the present tiroe.
Tha last meeting, held Wednesday, was
devoted largely to discussions of the
commissions to be charged on various
deal, and on who (hould at and the ex
pense of advertising property, the owner
or the agent
Thin latter has been a mntter of tha
particular contract any of the real es
tate men happened to make with persona
whose property they are handling In a
rental way. In aome raaea the coat of
advertising for tenants haa been charged
ajralnst tha property, and In other cases
the agent has paid It The exchange
would Ilka to arrive at soma rule that It
could adopt as at least customary, since
no agreement of the exchange Is actu
ally binding. No definite action was
agreed upon at the last meeting.
FIs Rale rnmlliH.
Then the matter of commoaatnns for ne
gotiating long time leaaes came up. - It
was recorded that here la a new field In
Omaha and that some definite rule should
bo established with regard to this class
of business. Within the last six months
several Important long-term leases have
been negotiated In the city, some of them
as much as nlnety-nlne-year leases. It
became a question what kind of commis
sion to charge for such negotiations, as
tt did not come directly tindor the head
of sales, neither did it come under the
head of rentals or ordinary leases. Noth
ing definite waa arrived at In tha course
of the exchange meeting.
Friends of the Saunders eloctrlo light
bill brought petitions Into the exchange
meeting, asking exchange members who
are members of the Commercial club to
algn a request to the executive committee
and the board of directors of the Com-men-la!
club to call a meeting of tha en
tire membership of tha club to vote on
the endorsement of the electrlo.llght bill.
These friends of the bill are not satis
fied with the vota of the board of di
rectors a week ago, when thirty-three
members of the board were present and
voted, three to one, against endorsement
or the bill.
Among the first half dosen names on
this petition were John A. Mine, Dr.
.Akin, John Kobblns, W. T. Graham, If.
C. Drome and others.
to Hold Big Banquet
at the Fontenelle
Tha Building Owners' and Managers'
association of Omaha wilt hold their third
annual banquet at the new Fontenelle
hotel on tha evening of March . Mr. K.
M. Slater, chairman of tha banquet com
mittee, announces tha following speak
ers have been secured: Thomas R. Kim
ball, vlca president of tha Amorican In
stitute of Architects, and J. K, rundoll,
prealdent of the National Association of
Building Owners and Mauagers. Mr. Ran
dell la also manager of tha new Conti
nental and Commercial National bank
building, tha largest office building In
Chicago. Tha committee believes this
will be by far tha most successful ban
quet the association has ever held, owing
to tha national prominence of tha two
apaakers and also owing to tha fact that
this banquet will ba one of the very first
to be held la the new hotel.
PLANT ISLOCATED HERE
The W. T. Redman Perfect Hollow "WMl
Concrete Form Manufacturing company
hn decided to locate In Omaha and with
the coming of spring will commence the
ejection of tha factory buildings at a
cc st of around 100,00o. Tha plant will be
located on tha Belt Una and when In
operation, which will be during tha early
summer, will give employment to 100 men.
Tha Redman .company will manufac
ture hollow steel forma to be used In the
construction of poured concrete buildings
The contention of Ueorge E. Harris, the
local representative of tha company, la
tl:at with this method of conrrot. in
struction walls are made absolutely flre-
rK. ana mat all . possibility of damp
ness I eliminated.
Congress Must Spend
Ninety Millions Daily
During Eleven Days
WASHINGTON. Feb. Mrw
liL "c'",'ty of PPtrlaUng ro,-
00. 000 . day for the next eleven lUlaUva
day congress settled down "today to
hurry through the measures which will
npp)y the billion dollars needed to run
the government during the next fiscal
In tha senate the entire day waa de
leted to the t,w),00 k-rlslallva. execu
te and Judicial appropriation bill. The
houe paacd the pension bill, carrying
t! and took up the diplomatic
end consular measure, appropriating
Byond tha naming of tha house con-f-
rees. the ship purchase blU received no
mention, reposing la tha custody of the
n.nferenre committee, wbre it will re
main under the agreement reached yes
terday In the senate until February Zl.
A commlttf-e amendment to the legisla
tive, axec-Uve and Judicial bill, appro
priating t!0.cx to be used by the presi
dent for tha formal opening of tha Pan
ama canal. Waa adopted by the senate.
Sock tor Martin said ha understood the
!rsidnt proposed to Invite former
President Roosevelt and Ta't and a
ximU committee from congTWja to make
tha trip to fan Francisco wl'.h him.
V.'AR INEVITABLE UNLESS
BRITAIN BACKED FRANCE
LONDON. Feb. .-Correepondence be
tween President Polncare of Franco and
iiig George of England Just before the
outbreak of the war was published here
today. In a letter dated July . Prai
iHrut Polncera expressed tha opinion, "that
war would be Inevitable If Germany' ware
convinced that tha BrttUlt government
would not ir.trrvene ." On the other band
1. a said, "there would he tha greatest
tl.ance that peace would remain un
troken." If Germany were convinced that
ti.e British government would intervene.
Il la true." ad'Jed 11. Pol u, are. "that
iur unltutry and naval arraiia-emtnts
l- complete liberty tu your majesty's
EXPELLED FROM WAR RELIEF ASSOCIATION
Unless they receive wireless advices during the voyage,
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Muir, now on board the steamship
New York, will not know they have been expelled from
membership in the British War Relief association, limited,
until they land in England.
!i!:;'::iIi-vy j I
of Chili Serves His
Friends on Stage
George Austin Moore, champion chill
maker of the United States and on this
week's Orpheum bill with Cordelia
Haager. his wife, served chill on the
stag of the Orpheum last evening to the
mayors of Omaha and Lincoln, the
Orpheum performers and a small com
pany of Invited guests.
Four years ago Mr. Moore presided at
a similar function on tha Wrpheum stags.
Last week ha treated tha Orpheum folks
at Lincoln and the mayor of the state
capital waa ao pleased that ha came to
Omaha yesterday to get another dish of
tha Moore chill.
Mr. Moore entertained tha guests With
motion pictures of his own taking, ahow-
ng theatrical people leaving tha Waterloo
station, London. England, and in bathing
at Margate, England; also acenea In
Mr. and Mrs. Moore returned laat fall
from a year's tour of Europe. Mra
Moore la a frlond of Irvln Cobb, who
oomea hero next week.' Mr. Cobb waa
Invited to tha chill party given yester
day evening. Mra Moore la a daughter
of Colonel Haager, chief of police at
Louisville, Ky.. while Mr. Moore la a
native of Austin, Tex., where he learned
to make chill "what la chill." Manager
Billy Byrne says Moore's chill la a dish
(It for tha gods.
NEVADA GOVERNOR IS
MUM ON DIVORCE BILL
CARSON CITT. Nev.. Vh nn-n
nor Emmet Boyle Untied a statement
thla afternoon announcing that ha wmiu
algn tha two racing bills passed by the
legislature, creating a racina-
i nd 'mtallxlng a parl-mutual system of
betting on horwe raeea He refused to
aay, however, whether ha would alga the
alx-montha residence divorce bill.
Coffey Advises Union
About Proposed Laws
Labor Commissioner F. M. Coffey from
Lincoln happened Into the meeting of the
Omaha Central Labor union last night,
and the result waa that ha Indulged In
his habit of making a speech. He spoke
for fully an hour on various bills, and
answered questions tha various delegates
of the local union bad to ask him.
On Mr. Coffey'a recommendation, tha
Central Labor union ivoted to aend their
protests to the legislature against a num
ber of bills and amendments to the pres
ent nine-hour female labor law. Tha
three amendments to tha female labor
law, which amendments tha local body
opposed, are H. R, 4, providing for the
exemption of towns of less than 1,000 In
habitants1 from tha provisions of the
law; S. F. S3, exempting girls working
In telegraphlo work where .their work la
train dispatching, and another bill ex
empting those telephone operators In of
fices In which tha Income la lass than
$300 a year.
On Mr. Coffey's recommendation the
local union also opposed H. R. ts, which
Is tha phystolana lien bill. It provides
that in what Is known as public accident
tha attending physician may file with
the court a claim for his lee, which fee
will stand as a lien aaralnst any Judgment
for damages the Injured may afterward
Mlaa Fraaces Nash aaa tha Mlaat.
polls Syaaphaay Orrheatra.
Before an audience which filled the
Boyd theater. Mlas Frances Nash, Omaha
pianist, and tha Minneapolis Symphony
orchestra, under tha direction of Emil
Oberhoffer, last night scored one of the
mimical triumphs of the season.
Mlas Nash played Chopin's Concerto
for pianoforte In E minor Opus IL
Against tha background of a perfect
accompaniment, aha gave an Intelligent
reading with a poise and certainty much
to Da admired. The first movement.
"Allegro Maestoso." waa rendered with
breadth and brilliancy, in marked con
trast to the delicacy of touch disDlaved
In tha "Romanaa," a larghetto move
ment, fraught with sentiment and beaut v
In closing with tha "Rondo-Vivace, the
availed herself of the opportunity to dis
play thoughtful climaxes, clear stale-
work and auf Orient teihnlc. In Llsst's
"Hungarian Fantasy," Miss Nash was
at her beat. Interpreting with fire and)
brilliancy, the characteristic!' Imagery of
this over popular work.
Tha enthusiastic applause, the approval
of Mr. Oberhoffer, and huge floral offer
ings, which nesrly obscured the first
violins, should give Miss Nash deep satis
Beethoven's "Symphony No. T," la. In
the composer's own words, "tha grand
symphony In A. one of my very beat."
Tha four tnovementa of this concerto
made up the moat Impressive number of
tha program. This noble work opens
with "Poco-Scstenuto," which leads to
the first movement proper, the "Vivace."
Great fire, beauty and strength charac
terised this movement. Mr. Oberhoffer
gave a moat exquisite interpretation of
tha "Alleghrelto." which with its haunt
ing melodlra. la one of Beethoven's
loveliest movements, always excepting
those of the Immortal ninth. The Presto
movement waa marked by fire and aplrit
and the closing "Allegro-Cou-Brlo" by
force and vtgor and a colossal humor.
The ethereal lovellnea of tha prelude
to "Lohengrin" and tha gorgeous con
trasts and fascinating rhythms of
fctrauas "Don Juan" proved Mr. Ober
hoffer a veritable tone-painter.
In response to demonstrative applause,
he graciously gave aa aa encore, his own
on heatratioa of Llsst's "LieUcatraum,"
which revealed soma beautiful work by
the violins and eelloa.
Mlss Hop;er, under whose management
they appeared, la to be highly commenced
ao the excellence of the offering.
Wilson Makes Night
Call on Champ Clark
WASHTNOTON. Feb. tO.-How Preal
dent Wilson broke another precedent by
paying a quiet visit to Speaker Champ
Clark at hla home ona night last week
cama to light today.
It was on the night of February 10,
when tha government ship purchase bill
fight was at Its height Tha president
was undecided whether It would be better
to continue the fight In tha senate or to
transfer It to the house. Ha promptly
determined to talk It over with tha
speaker. A telephone message developed
that the speaker was at home, and a few
minutes later an automobile had carried
tha prealdent to tha Clark home.
Tha conference lasted an hour and tha
two agreed upon putting tha ship bill
through tha house.
Comes to Talk Peace
Frau Roaika Bchwlmmer, an Austrian
woman who Is touring tha United States
advocating peace, will arrive In Omaha
next Wednesday from Lincoln. Local
suffragists and peace enthusiasts will
give a dinner in her honor Wednesday
evening, at which time she will speak.
It was hoped to arrange a largo meeting
for her. but counter-attractions have
caused a change in plana
Mra. H M. Fairfield la stUl uncertain
of the coming of Christabel Pankhurst, tha
English militant, for tha opening per
formance of the suffrage "movie, "Your
Qlrl and Mine." Thursday. No definite
word of her coming has been received.
LOSES SEVENTY DOLLARS
TO CONFIDENCE MEN
Herbert Phillips lost VO to confidence
men. with whom ha sntiml in & Min
matching game near Ealghteenth and St.
Mary's avenue yesterday. Ha complained
to the police.
AFFAIRS ATJOUTH OMAHA
Watkini Thinks Greater Omaha Bill
! Will Wind Up Career in Leg-ii-i
!aijtis show much activity
! John n Watlrlna luitlhr anll-annexa-
tlonlst and reprenentatlve of the Union
Stock yards and allied Interests, says that
senate file No. 1 or Greater Omaha bill
la now on the Irgixlatlve scrsp heap.
Watklns said that not a great deal of
comfort should be taken from the Drueae
dow expression In favor of the hilt. What
ecr the cause there pcoma to be a feel
ing imnr.it the ant! tvtat things have
been fixed fairly well to date and unless
what Watkins termed a "prairie fire"
started the other way the consolidation
bill has been given It quietus.
Friends of the bill In Omaha and South
Omaha, however, feel no discouragement
and await the final action of the legis
lature with confidence, thry aancrt.
Committee Arties Awaited..
The return of Senator Howell to his
desk In the senate and a number of as
surances from house members that the
bill will go through the house have been
received here. The action uT, tha com
mittees on cities and towns la being
awaited with Interest though It Is quite
certain that In the long run fhe matter
will come before the house. The bom
bardment of the house members with
letters end advertising protests by the
antla will continue. The stuff Is said
to have been prepared by a Joint commit
tee of officeholders and city contractors.
Indeed a greet psrt of the work Is now
being assumed by paving contractors,
some of whom have maintained the clos
est relations with the packing houses for
Continued rumors of a great "pot"
raised to defeat the consolidation bill are
Held t o Xear Depot.
John McGee, of Twenty-first and Jef
ferson Streets, was held up and robbed
near the Rock Island depot on Thursday
night. The footpads obtained his watch
and soma pocket money. They escaped.
The return of Sheriff Felix McShana
from California is belna watched with
considerable Interest In South nmh. rje.
cles. Recently a deputy sheriff ordered
uunmr or auegea gambling Joints
closed. They are said to have reopened.
Woe Crashed la Fight.
Frank Gray's nose waa crushed in
yesterday In a fight with Bernard Avery
at tha Omaha Packing houae. Gr ...
arrested, and after his Injuries had been
dressed ha was given a cell adjoining that
Mr and V,. nA-..- r
turned from a short vl.lt ,h -... .'
In Des Moines.
Blllv Rennett kll- .
ohwd.xh o? ff: pd.:.of Herb
At tha FtM p.wi.. . .
o clock. Sabbath mornlna. rr u t
01 "1atlan Endeavo?
" A union servlco of all the Bible
schools and congregations of South
Omaha and vicinity will be held In thS
eve nine- at : if.. ,,. i. -iT-.L V.?
have charm of the music, aa.i.r w...
i" bl5. "I!0?1" trom e gallery. Mr.
W . M K ImhArl ir mi. a a i . . . .. '
adult Division of Nebraska State , Babbit h
School association, will address tha meet
lTli.on. Vulr.n'.. vlor- Victory." The
fttiHltr la vmjsjlml1. i--.li - -a v
-Z ' "T U'"-'J I il V it-u.
H. Mill mmt'faeaTmu 17 . ( ..I
- - X- iou rmrry will
preach Sunday morning. Senior service
j rr.oyienan cnurcn in the evening. Sun-
Ana aehAAl ms ea,.4C wk .s
Ins: at . Jreopiee meet-
ex. aurun , j-omer Twenty-fourth and
, BfvBJo5n V1"? oh. R-tor-Kervkes
first Sunday In Lent. Holy eucharlst.
i 'an'l 1L Matlna and Hunday school
at a. Jdvensorvc at 6. Tuesday holy
eucharlst at T:M. Evensong at 4 aS.
SlSfl'I; fZL Bt- Mtthlas' Holy
day holy auchariat at 9:30. Friday
Litany at 7:10. Saturday evensong at 4 30.
Strangers always welcome. Seat free.
Jews Exiled from
To United States
NETW YORK. Fab. lo.-On board tha
steam ship Themlatocles, which arrived
here today from porta In Greece were
twenty-seven Jews, In charge of Rabbl
Barnard Levin, formerly of Chlcafo, who
said they were driven from Palestine by
tha Turkish troops.
Tha party we among tha too refugees
taken from Jaffa to Alexandria, Efeypt.
by tha United States cruiser Tennessee.
Rabbl Levin said that all tha refugees
In hla party went to tha United States
from Palestine from seven to twelve years
ago In connection with tha Zionist move
ment Ha himself had bean living In
Palestine for eleven years. Members of
tha party are unanimous In asserting
mat not oniy naa the Jews In Palestine
bean badly treated br tha Turkl.h l
dlera, but that all Christian foreigners
received similar treatment.
Before, during and after tha mobilisa
tion of tha troopa, tha majority of Rabbl
Levin's party were set to work nuki..
uniforms and shoes for the soldiers, they
said, and were told that they would re
ceive pay for their labor "soma time in
This Institution ts tha only on
In tha central wast with saparaU
buildings situated in t&alr own
ample ground a. yet antlrely dis
tinct, and rendering it poasibU to
classify casesu The ona building
being titled for and davotod to tha
treatment of noncontagious and
non-mental dlaaaaes, no others be
ing admitted; tha other Rest Cot
tag balng designed (or and da
. .-cod to tha xcluktv treatmant
r,f select mental cases raqulrLug
for a time watchful car and apo
dal a u rain 3.
Investors with money, read the Real
Estate ads In The Bee. Advertise your
property for a quick sale.
MaTeaaeata at ueeaa Steamers.
rrtft. Sni wail Balise. i
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UONU KONO... BurTara&teie.
SOUTH OMAHA GIRL WHO MOVES
TO IOWA TO LITE.
iff a rtf&t;ti ItmUl
MIS9 PATIF7NCE KELLY.
Society belle of South Omaha, who goes
to Newton, la., Monday to live there
with her parents. She has been promi
nent In social circles and several social
events are being given In her honor.
Peace Body Settles
Bights of Neutrals
BOSTON. Feb. SO. The World Peaos
foundation made publlo today its defini
tion of tha rights of neutral which waa
incorporated In a resolution forwarded to
the governing board of tha Pen-American
"Belligerents," the definition says. In
part, "are In an abnormal relation toward
each other and are entitled onty to that
minimum of consideration duo to those
who haive deliberately seceded from nor
mal International relations. Tha normal
and permanent relations of peace are en
titled to the maximum of consideration,
and it shoal d bo clearly recognised that
the burden of proof lies with the belliger
ents If their abnormal relations prompt
them to Infringe upon righto of state re
maining at peace."
A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
Built Upon a New and Practical
Plan. The Home Builders
(Inc.) Grows to a Rig- Con
cern In Four Years.
Home Builders finances and builds
modern homes to order for the home
buyer and takes a mortgage on - tha
completed property for th money It ad
vances and Its profit for putting up
tha dwelling tha beet known security.
UMndreda of Omaha and many out-of-town
people In thirteen different States
and Canada have Invented their money,
som a few dollars and others many
thousands In Homo Builders Prefer
red' Guaranteed 1 Shares.
Cash dividends are paid every Jan.
1st and July 1st. The surplus profits
go to Increase the value and ths price
of shares, now el.lt making the earn
ing over 10 par annum.
Tha American Security Company,
Fiscal Agents for Home Builders, will
convert shares Into cash by re-selling
them for any of its Investors who may
want their money back for other pur
poaea This provides an easy and con
venient way for any shareholder to
cash In his shares on short notice.
Hundreds of shareholders have con
verted their shares Into cash on 10 days'
notice, smaller amounts being paid
upon request. Many of these have again
Ail who become shareholders before
July 1st will participate in the profits
of this building season. New building
applications are already on f 11a
Applications for Homo Builders Pre
ferred Shares sent by mall will have
tha same careful attention aa new local
Home Builders plan la fully explain
ed In our booklet, the "New Way. sent
free to any address.
American Security Company, Fiscal
Agents for Home Builders, (Inc.).
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The man or woman with his
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The home is your own and
your fortress against the vicis
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It shelters you in times good
It is the one unfailing insur
ance; it will be your gift to
yours after you, into the generations.
Buy your family
a home as a start
$25 to $500 down will go ft. Just
think of the thousands of
Omaha people now paying
rent who could call their
homes their very own within
a few years and pay no more,
often less, per month.
It will be a good
step to take a
good start towards
Prosperity to take
the splendid opportunities ad
vertised in the real estate
columns of the Want Ad sec
tion today. Read them and
' see what can be done with a
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