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General Manajtr Howell Has Had
Jffonicipal Electric Lighting
HEABEfG BEFORE COMMITTEE
fFYntn a Stuff Correspondent )
T.TNCOLN. March ft. Pnrcil Tele
gram.) Appearing before the t;lrnhone
and telegraph committee of the houao to
filartit In the interest of senate flip No ,
the Saunders Mil. V enab!e the Omaha
Water board, of which ha la the :OXl a
year manager, to go lntr the electric
fighting business In opposition to tho
Omaha Klectrlc Light company, II. B.
Howell tonk altogether a new vIpw of the
situation than the one he advocated he
fore the senate committee.
A month ago he "held thnt tho lraisla
ture should glv tho Water board the
power to no Into Ihp electric lighting busi
ness, but did not press the solnt that
the people of Omaha were to have very
much to car about It.
Tonight he M very anxious that th
committee ahould know that the Mil had
been amendpd an that before the Water
board could embark In the lighting busi
ness the people ahould five their approval
of a bond Issue.
Ratea la Trr titles.
Mr. Hawell went over about the aame
grtrond as In former speeches, presenting
one case where an electric light uaer had.
paid tn.ht one month for hla electricity In
his realdenca and that the aame amount
of electricity could be secured In Lincoln
for about half.
He eald every man on Sixteenth street
had a different rate on hla electricity and
declared Omaha couldn't regulate any
thing without going Into a lawsuit.
W. f. Ourley, shaking In behalf of the
company said Mr. Howell had ranaacked
the whole city of Omaha to find some
electric light bill which he could uae as
n argument before this committee, and
haa found but one bill and that for one
of the members of the Water board of
which he la manager.
He aald the power which was .sought In
this bill was not built upon good common
sense. The title of the bill should be
changed to "an act to permit a certain
Water board to obtain the property of a
private competitor by Insidious methods."
It was giving great power, not to the
city of Omaha, but to the Omaha Water
board. This board is coming before tho
legislature with a proposition to allow
it to go Into competition with a corpor
ation which paid taxea of dlfforent kinds.
"They say to you," said he, "that we
pay no taxes, we pay no occupation tax.
are pay no tax on our franchise, but
you must give us the right to compete
against a company that pays all of these
thlnga for the support of the government
of tha city. '
"You are giving them such a power aa
has never been given In any municipality
In these United States."
Qnotee fro at Cammlna.
Mr. Ourley quoted from a speech by
Senator Cummins of Iowa, In the senate
oi the ship purchase act. In which he eald
that no city should operate plants of
gay kind against a private plant
He urged the committee te remember
that IX the city wanted to go into the
lighting business, It had the right under
the charter to condemn, purchase, ant
aoqulre the Omaha Electric light plant
and that any legislation which allowed
municipal competition with a company
that had kept Its promises to the people
fo make lower rates last summer, and
bad tnada another promise to make a
still greater eut the coming summer,
pvas unfair, and unjust.
, Stock Bill Killed
' Prom a' Staff Correspondent)
UNCO UN. March s.-8peclal.) House
roll No. 250, known as tho Missouri Pa
otfjo railway bill, providing for the Issu
ing of stock by the company In an effort
to get It out of It present difficulties;
wis killed today In the houao by a vote
pf to 3.
fhe bill was an amendment to the stock
and bonds act of 1900. It provided that
Whenever two-thirds of the stockholders
of a railroad company have voted In favor
f exchanging common stock for preferred
stock on terms to be fixed by the railway
commission, the transfer shall be mado.
MISS MARIE VAN VORST, just returned to New York
after a stay in several hospitals in Paris, declares that
American women are the equals of French and English
women in the war hospitals in France. She speaks in
highest terms of the work of the American ambulance hos
pital over there.
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Beng-rave Sent to Bottom by Tor
pedo Off Ilfracombe, Accordin(f
to Admiralty Report.
WAKSHIP TOWED INTO FIBTH
LONDON. March 8. The adralr
alty annlunces that the British col
lier Bengrave was sunk Sunday, prob
ably by a torpedo, off Ilfracombe,
which lies ton miles northeast of
Barnstaple. County Devon, England.
BERLIN. March 8. (By Wireless
to Sayvllle, N. Y.) Dispatches to
the Oversea News gfjency frim Rot
terdam, sav it Is reported at the
Dutch seaport that a damaged war
ship was towed into the Firth of
Forth, Scotland, last Saturday.
House Is in Mood
To KiUFew Bills
(From a Htaff Correspondent.)
T.TNTOLN. March 8. (Special.) In
definite postpoinont was the fate of two
hills authorizing county omccrs ui use
addresaographa and other mechanical de
vises for making up their records, when
the house took them up today. The bills
were H. B. and II. R. botn in
troduced by Mr. Chambers of Douglas.
If. R. 411. Richmond's bill to regulate
collection agents was killed on his own
motion, although a good many members
voted not to take such action. The
Introducer explained that th bill was
aimed nt blackmailers, but It had en
countered so much opposition from people
who didn't understand It that he did not
impose on the time of the house by asking
to have It considered.
The house sent to third reading, II. U.
W3, by Meredith, forbldlng any practi
tioner to use tho title ' of "M. P." or
'Dr." unlcas he had taken the regular
examination and held a certificate Isaujl
by the State Board of Health.- The bill
was amended so that it will not apply to
chiropractors, oateopaths, ministers, or
teachers who use the title of "Dr." In
Ula Tfclrd Readlaar la Renal.
8. F. 1, Howell of Dounlaa Provides
tor a public defender In Omaha. Faased.
H. F. rJt, Ua(tca of Otoe Provides for
Ihe separate llullng by the assessor of
real estate and Improvement on the
me. Ayea. 2u: hays, 1; absent, X
t, F. tit. launders of Douglas Provides
br the resurtaclng of paved streeta Ayes,
M; taayv. none; absent, .
il. H. 114, Ctinley cf Anderson, Crlnklaw
Ed Krlea Off main roada brldgea may
of capacity of not Was than fifteen
is. Prosem law. twenty tons. Ayes,
16: nays, nun:, absent. .
H. F. 142, Kerchel of Nemaha Regulates
tale of atfrlrultural seeda. Ayes, ib; nys,
tone; aUtent. t, ...
11. It. 4. ttaaan Permits building and
ban associations to issue, stock la greater
(mounts than to any one praoa.
yes. 36; nay, none; absent, .
11. R. 64. Xoula County Ielegatlon
Praates municipal court la Omaha. Ayes,
9: aars. 1; ttwnt, 7.
H. R. 43. Peterson of Lancaater-ldakes
penalty for receiving stolon property
lux as that for concealing stolen prop
Irty. Ayes, SS; naya, none; absent, 1.
.11. it. M, Ntchoia of Madison Provides
that ooauacu for the aaalyninent of
Kges must be signed by wife, if con
ct by male head of the family. Ayes.
l; nays, 1: absent, 1U.
H. R. 11, Lanlgan of Oreeley-Makrg
tounty commissioners sole olflclal dls
tenser of county charity. Ayes. U. nsy.
I; tiMtl, .
. f. Ufl. Meeaner pf Webster Put aals
Md use of hog i-holrra snrum under the
regulation ot the .Stats Ive titock BaaU
fj boar.- Ayes,- U; naya. . Absent, .
it. R. X DoUKia County Delegation
Crats office of Jury commissioner for
pooglaa eounty. Makes election rommls
lloaar ciuloU. Kutergency. Ayes, U;
syv, Absent, 11.
H. H." M, Meredith of Saundera Pr
rldea for rhyaletan'a liana in connection
rlth damag suits brought for acctdenu.
res, 60; bays, L Absent. 11.
H. It. tti. by Revenue and Taxation
Committee Forbids deduction of mort
is" laveeUnenta from eoit.l iiorL, (
kanks and ' trust ' companies when luting
r""". .mergeQcy. jtyea, nays.
H. K. ;l, Douglas County Delegation
fustic eour rases. co be adjourned for
r"' T'T" r Ayea, a; nays, s.
H. K. 77, Teterson of Lancaster Allows
lounty aitonwy to file Informatloa nut
H Un tuo, Ayea, S3; nays. . Absent. 10.
B. F. Itk. Md.ttea at. UIAPrnvM.. !
he use of the Insurance value of prop-
w TaiiuoaT it iot taxation, railed
House Not Ready
To Provide Four
Year Office Term
(From a Plaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March B. ( Special. ) A bill
which came up for passage today in the
houae was II. R. 243, which provides for
four-year term for county officers. .
The bill provides that In each county
there shall be elected In the year 1914 and
very second year thereafter one county
Judges, In the year 1916 and every fourth
year thereafter on sheriff, one coroner,
one county treasurer and one county
superintendent of public Instruction. At
the general election In 1918 and every
four years thereafter one county clerk
and one county surveyor. There shall be
elected at the general election In the year
1911 and every fourth year thereafter la
every organised county ot more than
2,00 Inhabitants one county attorney.
And at the general election In 1918 and
every four years thereafter a register
of deeds shall be elected in and for each
county having a population of H.000 In
habitants or more, to be ascertained by
the census of 1910 and each state and
national census thereafter.
The bill Is by Movers of Dodge and ex
tends the terms of the present county
Judges, county clerks and county attor
neys two year.
Considerable discussion wag had on the
bill and Palmer of Douglas spoke at
some length against any provision whloh
.would extend the terms of present offi
cers. He said that the Douglas county
officers had been elected for a certain
number of years and he did not think
their terms should be extended. Ho
would like to run for county attorney
himself, but did not know Just how the
jIII would leave the situation.
The bill was finally passed over and
sent back to the committee for amend
ment along lines suggested, ftor
amendment had been adopted providing
that no term of office should be extended
under the bill.
Elliott Is Named
On Reading Circle
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOIN, March (.(Special.) J. 6.
Elliott, Bubbalo county school superin
tendent, has been appointed a member of
the Mate Teachers' Reading Circle board.
The appointment was made by the execu
tive committee of the Htate Teachers' as
sociation, lie takes the ulace made va
cant by the resignation of F. A. Btscta.
Tormer county superintendent of Butler
county, now one ot the county treasury
examiners working out ot the auditor's
For Convicts to
Work on Roads
(From a fllaff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, March .-(8pocial.) Mer.
lick county lias taken an advanced step
along the line ot construction ot the Lin
coin highway automobile road, a letter
received by Representative Osterman of
that county from Joe A. Hays, secretary
a", tho State Roads association of Merrick
county, containing the following:
'At a recent meeting of our Btate Road
association of Merrick county, our presl
dent, II. B. Olatfelter, announced a gift
of 1,000 barrels ot cement for the con
struction of a seedling mile of concrete
on the Lincoln highway In Merrick
county and our association Is now taking
tho necessary steps to construct this mile
at the earliest practical date this spring.
'Assuming that your road committee
will recommend for passage an up-to-date,
comprehensive road bill, similar to
Ohio, and practically along the line of
Colorado's convict labor available for
read work In Nebraska, we ask you to
present this to the proper authorities as
our request for the first camp of twenty-
five oonvlcta for road work, to be as
signed to Merrick county."
GREAT BATTLE IS
WEST OF VISTULA
(Continued from Tare One.)
step In the buslnrssllko operations mark
Ins the work of the storming fWt.
The release of the American cotton ship
Taclflc after several days' detention at
I)ral Indicates that Premier Asqulth's
blockade policy has not yet been ratified
by an order In council.
One of the unexpected results of the
submarine war operations has been the
snnouncement of a reduction In trans
atlantic passenger rates. This may even
precipitate a rate war, unless passengers
are willing to pay higher prices for the
safety of the American flag.
WAHHINOTON. March . (Special Tel
rgram ) Nebraska postmasters appointed:
ltiunlnx, Thayer county, Uustave O
Hiuckert vice George HallmRn; Dentoru
lncaster county, V liber T. Reeves, vice
1'aul W. Crawford was appointed rural
letter carrier at Clarks. Neb.
The charter of the First National bank
of I ramie, Wyo., has been extended to
March 6, 193.
OFF FORTY MILLION
Statistician for Western Lines Says
Annual Revenues Decreased This
Much Since 1901.
ASKING NOW FOB, TEN MILLION
CHICAGO, March 8. Because of
reductions In freight and passenger
rates since 1901, the forty-one west
ern railroads who are applying for
Increased freight rates are experienc
ing a falling off In their revenues of
$40,000,000 a year, according to tes
timony given today before W. M.
Daniels, Interstate Commerce com
missioner. L. L, Wettling, statistician for the rail
roads, submitted more figures claiming
that the western railroads should be per
mitted to Increase their rates on certain
commodities. He said In 1901 the receipts
per freight ton mile were 8. fit mills, as
against 8.27 mills per ton mile in 1914.
The aveerage passenser rate per mile for
the western railroads had been reduced
from 2.1 rents In lfcJl to l.tt cenU In V'M.
What It All Meaas.
'"These differences Illuminate the whole
situation." said the witness. 'They mean
an average reluction In passenger rate
of one-tenth of a cent a mile, or a yearly
falling off of 110.000,000. an average re
duction In freight ratea on a ton mil
basis of ono-twenty-flfth of 1 cent, or a
falling off yearly of fM.0G0.0TO. a total
reduction In revenue due to decreased
rates of $40,000,000."
The railroads assert that If the In
creased freight ratea now being asked
were granted they would gain $10,00n,a
nearly In revenue. Mr. Wettling prepared
tables purporting to show that advances
In wages since 1901 were greater than th
amount which would be realised In the
proposed Increased rates.
TRAVELING MAN ENDS
HIS LIFE AT SHERIDAN
T PUI2IUDAN. Wyo.. March . (Hpeciai
Telegram.) A. A. Iatourell, aged B0, was
found dead In hla bed at the Great West
ern hotel at 4 o'clock this evenln with
a bullet hole through bis brain. The trag
edy Is supposed to have occurred late last
night or early this morning. His pro
longed absence from the office led to an
Investigation, with the result noted. La
tourell had papers Identifying himself as
an authorised representative of an Omaha
newspaper and letters on his person
showed he was In good standing with,
that company, despondency Is thought
to bava been the cause. An Inquest will
ba held tomorrow.
Jadae flearr W. Seaman.
SAN DIKQO. Cal., March 8. Judge
Henry W. Seaman, aged 78 years, of the
United States circuit court of appeals ot
Chicago died at Coronado last night.
Mr. Seaman and his two daughters,
Mary and Areltsle Seaman, were with
him at the time of death. The body will
be ahlpped to the family home at She
boygan, Wis., tomorrow.
Wyomlaat Pioneer Dies.
DRNVKR, Colo.. March 8. W, I Kuy
kendall, au, a Wyoming pioneer and
former grand sire of Odd Fellows of the
United Mates, died today at the home of
hla aon, H. L. Kuykendall, of Denver.
V. V .I'-ln"!!'. h, me at rhevenne
Planning for lh3
Atlantic School Officers.
ATLANTIC, la.. March 8.-(SpeclaI Tel
e gram.) At tho school election here to
day O. O. Jeck was re-elected as school
director and Dr. V. J. Robinson was
elected as a suoceasor to George McCor-
mlck, whom he defeated in the race
There were five candidates in the field
the other two being M. H. Punk ana W,
3. Pellett. The vote was as follows: Jock,
(CO; Robinson. 362; McCormick. 206; Funk,
1H: Pellett. 147.
B aril out on Appeals Caae.
LINCOLN. March 8. (Special.) The
Burlington has appealed to the supreme
court from an adverse Judgment of $5,000
given Harouel Askey, administrator of
tho estate of Thomas Askey, by the dls-
trlot court of Harlan county. Docoaaed
was instantly killed when a train going
sixty miles an hour struck Ms automo
bile on a crossing three miles west of
Protecting State's Interest.
LINCOLN, March 8. (Spcial.)-Dputy
Attorney General Barrett, who haa Men
representing the state In the trial of the
O'Conner will case at Hastings, was In
tow In town over Sunday. Should, none
of the wills bo established and no heirs
found the state would come In for the
property by the law of eacheat.
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Cottar Pumpkin Pi
(Large Pie) 1 H cups pumpkin, boiled and
trained throuuh colander: 1 run bmwn
sugar; tesgstune If they arehish priced);
K teaspoon ginger; U teaspoon allspice
M teaspoon cinnamon; 1 tablespoon flour, 1
GOVERNOR SIGNS NAME TO
SHIP PURCHASE UU&URMJJI,",
(From a Ptaff Correspondent.) I la a splendid external application sold
LINCOLN, March 8. (Special.) It will m lnos drug store under the name of I
now be up to President WUaon to call a ' 'Mother's Friend." It Is a penetrating
special aeaalon of congre.s to carry out !Jq"',.n(1 ma;jrn.d mnrJ notnf
h iMmniun. f ... v'-x.i. 111 BOW ,l " wonderfully aided thm through
the instructions of the Nebraska leglala- th, period ot expectancy. Ita chief pur-
ture on the nlp purchase bill, Governor pose la to render the tendona. ligaments
klorehead this morning signing the bill and muscles so pliant that nature's ex-
l:iown as the Richmond joint resolution. Pln may be accomplished without the
Ccngress killed the measure last week !vUn!irm!n " often chrcUrUUo '
Why It should not follow the orders of considered s Indleaetlv havtn a nk.AM
the Nobraak4 legislature and . reconvene. Influence upon the early disposition of ,
ine ruture generation
Whatever Induces to the ease and eora- !
fert of the ncxhsr shoald leave It Impress
upon ths nervous sateoi et ths baby.
At any rate It Is reasonable to believa
that since "Mother's Friend" has been a
companion to motherhood for more than
half a century It must be a remedy that
women have learned the great value of.
Ask at any drug store for "Mother's
Friend.' a penetrating, external liquid
of great help and value. And write to
ftradfleld Regulator Co.. 403 Laaaar Bids.,
Atlanta. Us., tor tbeia took ttt IweXul
and paas the measure and go out and buy
a few boats.
Nela M. Haaaaa Resigns.
PI ERR B, B. D.. March . (Hpectal Tele
gram.) State Land Commissioner Hep
perlee today formally announced the
resignation of Nels M. Hanson, deputy
In the state land department, who haa
held that position for many years and
who drupe out April L
strained through colsnder; 1 cup brown
H teaspoon ginger; U teaspoon allspice!
M teaspoon cinnamon; 1 tablespoon flour, 1
cup Cottage Milk mixed with 1 cup water.
Mix at! Ingredient except mtflt and
water; at ir very thoroughly. Add milk and
rats of en-
water alowly. Turn into pie tin lined
I Dak ball bour In mod-
with crust and
The above recipe givei good, uni
form results every time. The rich
ness and uniformity of Cottage Milk
Insures success in all kinds of cook
ing and baking.
U H A T BY B
Is pure milk with most of the water
taken. It lasts longer, and is more
sanitary, economical and convenient
than bottle milk.
Get a supply today and see for
yourself bow superior it is.
TK Milk Without thm Cooaeef Tattu
la Two Sizes, 5 and 10c
At AllCaod DeeJar
AMERICAN MILK COMPANY
MIIHIa Rrqaests Tarned Down.
(From a Staff Correspondents
LINCOLN. March 8. (Special.) Adju
tant eneral Hall has Orecelved requests
during the last week fir the Installment
of mllltla companies at Flattsmcuth and
at Gordon. Hampered by a lack of the
funds necessary to send out the federal
government equipment, he has been
forced to refuse both requests.
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"The efficiency ot any drug" says Dr. CP.
Bobbins, "is known to us by the results we
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n us for the other remedies whleb will effect
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headaohes, neuralgia and all pains.
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