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J THE ..BKE: OMAHA, I-'KIDAY, . FEHKCAIUT 20. 1'Jl.x
SITE WHERE NEW FONTENELLE HOTEL WAS BUILT Old 0. F. Davit homestead
streets, after Douglas street was put to grade. D. T. Mount home across the street, where
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SOUTH OMAHA MEN
Number' of Merchant! Send Letter
' Declaring Themselvei for the -'
Union of Cities.
ARE OUT FOR HOWELL BILL
- (From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. U,T(9i'uM.HAa an
Indication that all the buslnesa men-of
South Omaha are not aMint anaoxatlon
of .that city to Omaha mmnbera of the
Icslslature were ycslerduy rocftvlng let
tera contalnln the "following;
'POtn'H OMAHA. Neb.. Fb., 13-To
the Membera of the Legislature: The resi
dents and taxpayers of South Omaha are
overwhelmingly In favor of the p&sae
or the Mowed Ml) for the ,conaildirtlon
of ftputh Omaha with Omaha.
"If you are In doubt about this send a
omtaltteo of fair mlnc!d men to our
city , to Investigate and they will find
the above statement l .tiuq. , .
'OEOnflBW, MASON. ' ' '
"Commission Merchant, Houth Omaha.
"W. W. FISHKU, Dry Oocds.
"W. E. REED. ' t
Manager, Clny. Robinson & Co.
"N; E. CARTER, Architect and Builder.
"R O. BEAVERS, Orooer. '
O. Js. HARDING, Coal and Feed.
' F. W. BLACK. letter Carrie'
"A. BAKKE. Bakery. ,
"ELOF NILLSON. Ileal Estate.
GV DEAVERH, Ral Estate Qwner."
i Ne Aftlom trt Taken.
The house committee on cities and
towna refused to take any action on A.
F. I, the annexation bill, and put the
same over until next Tuesday afternoon,
when final gctlon will be taken. ,
The committee reported out favorably
Drouse (low's bill. H. R. 403. changing the
hours of work for Omaha firemen so
that, one shift will work eleven hours,
going on at 7 In the morning Instead of S,
and working until f at night, eleven
hours, while the other shift tills In the
balance of thirteen hours. The two shifts
change oft each montb. '
' Faney la Coach. '
, Howard S. Fahey. former Dartmouth
athlete and for a time with the Bhlladel
I'hla Athlettca. has aigned a contract as
coach of the Norwich university bass ball
team. Last year be waa with Lynn and
Lowell In the New Englnnd league.
Reured for Pest t fcy, BJ
te Staaidlasj lasasatttees.
II. R. thi, lnlgan of Uraelry Jlepoala
law requiring owners of Joint fences to
kep Uiera up.
ReeesasBCBidr4 fer Paaeaar hy Sen
. V at r.aaltte"f Whole. '
fi. V. 1, Eandsll of York Permits non
reaMvnt luriiiiiliiii- wiirftMit for tmt4 in
o.urt actions la make cash deposit in
llei of norxl.
5. V. in, r-plrk of BullneEnables court,
te designate plai of sale of land sold
OB execution or at referee s sale.
Bills Passed ky lb Sraat.
B. F. 41. Howell of Duuglse-Antt-'
discrimination iwsuiance rate bill. Aye.
U; nays. 14.
6. It, 1UU, Rudrn of Knos-Knsbles
county boards to compromise rlliu or
JuUKinenl in favor of th tnunty. Ayes,
6. f. l ileal of CVirter-Hegulklr.
pr.cti. ol clilrorar(lf. Ayvm. 13; nays, il.
Not rei-clving a ronaiitutioii tiajr'ty 1
pans Hb emrrKc-ii.y rlauar. coll tall mas
mad without II. e emergeiiry vlause, pass
ing. J9 es. it no, 4 si.wnl. .
b V. , haundere Empowers metro
politan water iliMii.t to con. trait and
operate electric plant. Ayes. Si; nays.
"' Marshsll'pf Inastr--Pro-
vl.is for lauuniiili. rleaiarwe between
hiKh-puwer rintno transmitter lines and
exlnting li'lrihone and telegrsb liuea.
Ayes, ii: lus, aunu.
BUI futrl by lleaae.
H. R. i!l, llotrtm-i.ter and h t earns
Relieves eountlva paxnc salartea and e
penaas of irrigation awr ronuuisaionsrs
and traualers it to tlis stale. Ayes 7r
Bays, 10. , '
11. 1c K, Mattdaon and Hosteller
Auihoii reiiKUry and burial axaocla
lions tu inrlt, sifts and endowments.
Aye is; bs, .
S. F. . HynlKnd-Herinlis toiinty sg
rl uitural ao- ini- s to romli-ma land tor
bee Hi iK.Uiii. lairs. Ayes. Sj. nays, nona.
. V. to. ituHM-'Uelnurw.1 4u tmnrrmm
aa.lng lirlKii..ii survey or Lod f0io
i aays, none.
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Air When Douglas St. Was Graded
The picture of the 'old Oscar F. Davis
home, the large, rambling two-story
Structure, shown on this page, gives a
correct Idea of how the Fontenelle hotel
alta appeared some twenty-alx years ago
and after the second cut had been made
In Douglas street, In the vicinity of
Only the older residents of Omaha
know anything about the Oscar F. Davis
home. In Its time It waa one of the pre
tentious and palatial homes of the city.
It waa close to the crown of the Doug,
lua street hill and overlooked the cit
J and the country to the eaat for mllea up
I Stilt itMM Ik. Vl I . UA J
" ... iwwui ii.er moa over
' The, growth of the city and wlth.th
changes In the style of architecture, the
Davh home had . to give way" to the
mareh of 'progress: As will be observed
by looking at the -plcturei-tha Devta home
eMWNtMpM the earner of Eighteenth
and Douglas streets, that la now the site
of the hotfl proper. It waa located a
little to the west and covered the ground
that 1 how' occupied by the hotel annex.
The corner of the block waa practically
always vacant property, though In later
COMES BEFORE COMMITTEE
PUBLIC UTILITY BILL
From a 8taff Oonf non.Uni.,
, LINCOLN, Feb. :V-(5net'lut.,-ArKU.
msnls agalnat house voll 5-1, the Oater
man bin regulating public utility fran
chise In munlrlnalltl'a and counties,
were heard by the cities and towns com
mittee of the house at a special station
lnt evenlna This ! reee nliril mm
of the most Important bills pending be
fore1 the ItArislxture, The tommlttoe has
not yet acted upon It.
Among tl os who donea t-d In aunnurt
of the bill were J. It. Bralv. who as
si ted In drafting It; C. V. Bryan.-O. W.
Merge and O. W. Meier. Representative
Osterman lo made a talk to the com
mittee. . City Attorney J. A. Rlne of
Omaha, who la on of th Lilt support
ers, waa present, but 114 not take part In
the argument. '
Those who spoke In opposition to the
bill were Railway Commissioner Hall and
President W. E. Sharp of the Lincoln
Was Left Hwh in
years it waa occupied by the Alrdome, a
summer show place. Years prior to this
!. waa the site of a little orchard and
truck garden. It waa there that Gover
nor Cuming raised apples, berries and
vt-getablea. Many, many ycara ago when
Omaha commenced to take on city airs
It waa decreed that the natural grade
of Douglas street was too steep and con
sequently an early city council ordered
a cut of something like ten feet. For a
long time this grade seemed satisfactory,
and It was ao when the Davis home waa
built. Later, however. It was decided
that the grade waa still too steep and
about twenty-five or six years ago the
second out In the street-wss ordered
ordlnanoe, . Then the street was cut
down between twenty-five and thirty feet
This left the street In the condition It
appears to be at the time of making the
picture. It will be noted that by looking
it the figure of the man farthest to the
left and estimating hl ..height . at . six.
feet, the surface of the lot at this point
must have been something Ilk .thirty
six or forty feet ,bov th street level,
which la also th street level at th
Traction company. Several telephone
representatives attended the hearing but
did not talk.
Mr.- Hall waa very Insistent on the
committee considering hi bill, It. R. S07,
Instead of th Osteman measure, and
bumped up against three or four of the
speaker on th- other lde. When he
found out that the Osterman bill had
been amended by It . friends, he com
plained because he had not been given
notice of thto before.
Another amendment will probably be
added allowing telephone companies' to
ran long-distance line Vn country hlgh
waya by securing th permit from the
county board, without going to the trouble
of putting the franchise question to popu
. Cnhm t. Play Yank.
The Chicago Cubs and th New Tork
Yankees have agreed to play an exhibition
gsme at Havannah on April 1. Bresnahan
offers to i eatch for the Cubs if Donovan
will pitch for the Yankees, but Donovan
aaye he wanta to aave himself for Lno
vaa day in Detroit
)$HE long-awaited, modern fireproof hotel of Omaha, dreamed of
Yi and conceived by its public-spirited citizens, realized. Friday
I its doors open to the public. Its managemcrit is proud of what it
may offer. It hopes to merit public approval. No pains or expense have
been spared to give to this city all that its progress and enterprise deserve.
This is not a hotel for men alone; its Tea Rooms, Lounging Rooms and
Rest Rooms are for women, too. Money has been liberally expended in
furnishing this house in a manner equalled by no hofej between New York
and San Francisco. To these-expditures of 'money and thought, and to
fair prices,' courtesy and hospitality, the people of Omaha, we UlieCe, will
respond loyally and liberally. A, service is to be' maintained that is seldom
found outside, the Metropolis. A cuisine of unusual excellence will set a
new standard in this city. , Preparations elaborate are perfected. Dinner
de Luxe will be served throughout the evening.. Atrange with Directaire
of Restaurants Mayard, and your wishes wiU be in safe hands. The
management is content and confident that this strutture, architecturally
beautiful, will be supported in a manner deserving.
at Eighteenth and Douglas
American theater now stands.
BILL LIKELY TO PASS
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 25. (Special.) H. R.
772. the veterinary licensing bill, which
waa once killed and afterward resur
rected, narrowly escaped a seoond Inter
ment In the house committee of the whole
Thursday. After being considerably
amended the bill waa temporarily saved
from death by the ddfeat of Mr. Orr'a
motion to Indefinitely postpone .It. th
vote being 24 to 29. It was then ment tn
third reading, with not assurance that' It
'in finally pas.
ALL JIB, HEAD
Severe Itching and Burning.. Red
and Sore. Kept Awake at Night
with Itching,-Used Cuticura Soap
and Ointment. Head All -Healed.
60i N. Hamilton Ave., Chicago; 111.
" My snip trouble began on th lower part
' of my head with severe ttchlna'and humlnt.
forming into rumps or pimple
which spread all over my
1 head. The would rteh.
something terrible, getting
red and sore and after some
time they got hard. My
trouble always seemed to be
Y&ik wone- Nights when I would
t iVJL'H take down mv hmir mnA mmhIi
It the aceles were so thick that I would have
nothing but scale In my comb.
" I had had tba trouble six month whea
I heard about Cuticura Soap and Ointment
and sent for a free sample. The Itching had
kept me awake at night but when I used
th sample 1 had better rest. I bought a
bog of Cuticura Ointment and bar of Cutl- -cur
Soap and used them every night and
morning for four weeks. My head waa all
healed and I would never wash my head
bow with anything alas but Cuticura Soap."
(Signed) tils Helen Beyer, July SO. 1014.
Sample Each Free by Mall
With 32-p. Bkra Book on request. Ad
dress post-card "Cuticura. Dept. T,
tea." Sold throughout th world. '
CHOKING HITCHCOCK BH1
Effort to Oct the Meiuare Oat for
Coxuideratioa Fails by Ruling
of tht Speaker.
PLAN IS TO LET IT EXPIRE
'Prom HKtt Corrpon1nt.)
LINCOLN, Ttb. 2B. 48p;ll.-Dum-dum
bullata my b In th Europn
wr, IUpiMntatlv Irrrf Howard belnf
... i . . itn th
linucrfpwiui in mn witui i
Httchrock resolution thl mortilnic In th I
. ... . m IJI 4 I
house, ror ine purpaw, n
plnt the ue of dum-dumi by the belllger
The bill, which If In the nature of
resolution, which haa paased
iwnate and now repoaea In the handa of
n, hnua Indiclarr committee, did not
MIK j 1. 1 j i v 1 1. 1 j - - ' ' '
a chance because the apeaner ruiea
insi mm tiic ' '
out by the committee It would not be In
ordr to call It up. It la understood that
... . . A. 1 . . 1 Will Jl.
the hill had not been reporxea
Ommltlffe inienns 10 in inc uin ra
In committee to avoid
fight on the
One hundred and fifty students from the
state farm visited the legislature this
morning, and on motion of Peterson,
pleasure was expreeaed by the house that
they were present and for th edification
of the visltora, on motion of Norton, the
house went Into committee of the whle
with Lanlxan In the chair, that the atu-
dents might get a taate of real oratory
from the house.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 25 (Special Tele
gram.) Postmasters sppoimea
South, Dakota ureenwsy
county. Rose Luti
vice J. M. JMti. rc-
Wyoming Clifton, Weston county.
Ti,nnnr. I HimmT vice J. H. Leek, re-
iintH- Krvmv. Natrona county, Klmer
Anderson, vice M.. L. Gaston, resigned;
(inrlsnd. Park county, Arthur B. Camp
bell, vice U J. Wood.
Wemlt. Belmont. Dawes county. Ne-
hrsska. and William M. ommr. Moun
tain View, Uintah county. Wyoming.
AT OUR FIRST
(Intrimcied Shapes at
All Trimmed llils;
. Worth Op b $10.69
Wrsi R. UmMdn
284 II. 16th SL
NO ELEVENTH-HOUR TSBVRAXQE
v may never ne too late to reform, but
.. 7 w"n it is too late for
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.These truths ought to start an inni
in. the mind of each individual reader
which ahould result In your taking an In
ventory. After It Is taken, then decide If
.. ..?.!" .,We U ur"cnt to protect the
lability aide In case of your sudden or
fiShfiSK-1- let.h- In. ""tlngaeyollJ
lh V-Im downot overlook the need of
k. ,y re no longer with
Vi . f r2u' mmu ar touni to be In-
policy in y t"n
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A most acceptable cloth for 6pring apparel Golfine
has met with instant success and popularity in Eastern
Style Centers. It wears well, is good looking and cleans
Something ' New
They have every ad
vantage of . taffeta, but
with a softness and long
life that taffeta never
Pussy Willow Silks
Only a Few Offices
But Some Very Choice Ones
While we can only offer you a choice of five
offices at the present time, recent changes
make it possible to offer you several par-
ticularly desirable offices and suites in
The Bee Building
; We would advise you to make your choice now and 1
,: not wait until spring,, a it Is very probable at that
time we will have nothing to offer. The selection Is:
This Is a very choice office on the second loor,
facing the corridor around the court. It is par
titioned for a very comfortable waiting room
and two private offices. It has north light.
Price, per moittb.
Room 420: Thia i one oC the
sidered so very desirable. It is 20x20 feet, and
has two i windows facing north and two west.
The large vault is particularly desirable for
some classes of business. The door of this office
is directly at the end of. the hall, so that the
sign may be seen by everyone walking down
Price, per month. . $40.00
This suite offers exceptional space and deslra-
unity ior me price, it is amaea into a wait
ing room and two private rooms. It has north
light and its occupants receive aU the service
and comforts of a well kept office building.
Price, per month $37.50
Suite 432: This consists of waiting room and two private
room. It faces 17th
t but wilt be available
Price .per .month. i
This office, is. on the sixth floor and Is a beau
tiful, 'light, cheerful suite It consists of wait-'
ing room and two private offices. Offices, like
this are in great demand and, if interested, we
would suggest your applying at once.
Price, per month .$30.00
Especially adapted for printing office. This has
been occupied by a printer for many years and
on account of its location in an office buUdlng
and in the heart of the office building district,
the location itself is an asset in this business or
any similar business. It has an entrance (from
the court on the ground floor and also
from the alley. There is very satisfactory light
and ventilation. It likewise has the advantage,
-from the standpoint of insurance and safety, of "
being in a fireproof building. The floor space
is 1,232 feet. '
Price, per, month. .... ...... .$100.00
Apply to Building Superintendent. Room 103,
THE BEE BUILDING COMPANY
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! Skirts - - - $8.75 up
No Extra Charge for Alteration.
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Pussy Willow Silks
have a soft, satiny finish
and, being 40 ins. wide,
cut to great advantage
and with economy.
will not crack or break.
corner, offices which is con
street. It is now occupied, '
about March 10.
BRAFIDEIS Tonight. 8:15
" Mat. Bat, g, IS.
Tae World'g Bigger Comedy ait
POTASH & PERLMUTTER
t!StiU JPr playd
Mat, soa to gl.SOt vng-, SOo to (axM,
3 Days Than., FrL, Sal.
MUCH 4, 5, I
UATIXEIJ FEJ5AT kti JATUSDAT
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Orall Jack Ceevar. Babbtlna "Blllle- Hill
Jchaay gckHanli. M.bal dark mm th li. ar O
Quartet. tMamcni acanla sroduettaa. Criatai
suitfa Beautr Chorus. Muoaa et,hf Frldar.
Uilar Dim Matiaaa Week .,,
Saaay a wa.k: taa AsMiicaa kwwm"
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YOUR GIRL AND MINE
A Wonderful Drwmatie raniw la T Acta
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Beats 10 and as.
DRAriDElO Suiday Matinee
Mg2J February 28
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