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TTTK BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. A TOIL 14, 1IU5.
CITY DADS WOULD
CUT LIGHT RATES
Ordinance it Introduced, but the
Amount of Eeduction is Left for
'TO COME UP NEXT MOITDAY
City Commissioner Butler's elee-
tric light and power rate-reducing
ordinance has been Introduced and
was referred by the city council to
;he committee of the whole In the
nsual manner for discussion next
The ordlnace has a preamble stat
ing that It Is believed that electric
lisht and power rates here are In
excess of what they should be. Pro
posed lower ratea hsve not been In
serted In the ordinance, as this Is a
matter which will nave to be deter
xined in conference.
Tbo amount of electric energy which
Jiust be,, used before ths benefit of ths
econdary rate is given Is placed on tit
tame basis as now obtain, but fa under
stood that an effort will be made to
lower the primary rate of 11 cents per
kilowatt hour to f and the secondary
ate of centa to 4 cents.
t realise that It will take considerable
oik to find out what the reduced rates
ihoul.1 be. I made some investigations in
.he eaat during my recent trip. The
I'nlted 8tates supreme court save an
opinion that the city baa the right to
reguUtts these rate and the bis proposi
tion now la to determine reasonable
a tea." wss a statement of Assistant City
Commissioner Butler said: "I conferred
with the mayor on this matter before he
went away and be agreed to the Intro
duction of , the ordinance. The matter
has been In consideration for some weeks
and is not projected on account of the
sefeat of the light bill at Lincoln. Last
,'ail the late Mr. Nash of the light com
pany told me there would be a reduction
it I cent and probably more In the very
jear future. If business kept up as It
a-ss at that time. We are hoping that
we and the light people may be able to
agree on sstlsfactory reductions without
the necessity of prolonged litigation over
the proposed ordinance. The proposed re
ductions would relieve particularly the
great majority of electric light company
patrons who do not use enough current
to take advantage of the s-cent rate. We
are after a reduction of the 11-cent rate
Tells Kiddies Good
Money in Gardening
Organisation of gardening clubs among
school children Is being continued by L.
IT. Skinner, the Iv-psrtment of Agricul
ture agent who was sent to Omaha to
start the clubs. The hoy and girls will
sell their garden produce to parents and
iiriKiiuiiii, iii umi wily rnininH ini-ir
spending money for summer and fall.
They will also be taught to ran the sur
plus vegelshles, and to keep books on
their gardening business.
' It Is five months' business proposi
tion." Expert Hklnncr told the children
of the fifth, sixth, seventh snd eighth
grsdes. ''We went boys and girls In the
clubs who will stick to It all summer,
for that Is where the profits and benefits
Twelve-yesr-old Myrtle Msnn of Chsfl
ron made $71 profit last year on one
tenth of an acre and won the state cham
pionship and second place In ths north
ern national division, the government
man says. lie Is sn agent of the De
partment of Agriculture and assistant
state lesder of the Government Boys"
and Oirls' club work.
Qeorge E. Parrell, assistant national
leader, will foirn to Omaha later to
teach children . hsw to preserve their
surplus truck. E. E. Dale, vegetsble
gardening Instructor of, the College of
Agriculture of the University of Ne
braska, will arrive Haturday to be city
garden club leader. He la the man recom
mended by the farm college executives
for the position.
Real Estate Men
Plan an Attack on
Dr. f. TL Towne, ornithologist. Is to
lecture on birds to the Omaha Real Es
tate exchange today at noon. The ex
change wants to know to just what ex
tent squirrels are to blame for a lack of
birds in the city. The real estate men de
clare that birds sell real estate and that
sfiulrrels do not. They maintain that cus
tomers will buy a lot when birds are sing
ing in every tree, but that the chatter (
a squirrel does not especially add to the
charm of the locality. They maintain also
thst squirrels prevent the multiplication
of birds by robbing the nests of eggs. Pr.
Towne Is Invited to give the exchange his
xpert opinion on the subject.
Now, as Dr. Towne Is a friend of (he
birds and has never bee.n recognised as
sn especial friend of the squirrels. It Is
fesred by soma that the squirrels may
tot be properly represented at the trial.
Here ts a jury of real estate men ail
against ths squirrel. Here ts counsel for
the plaintiff, one Ir. Towne, opposed to
the squirrel, sctlng as counsel and qual
ifying as expert witness at the same time.
There Is but one consolation thst the
squirrel msy have. The decree of this
real estate jury Is not final. There Is the
state game law that protects squirrels.
, There Is a further city regulation that
protects them in the parks. It would re
. quire a bit or wrestling with the state
law to order the squirrels kilted and it
municipal government as well. 8o lienor
would require a little tussle with the
Squirrel should worry.
Discovers Fire in
' Home Just in Time
to Save Little Babe
Awakened by the smell of smoke !lugn
McGshan, $43 Valley street, discovered
fire In bis home at an early hour just
In time to save the lives of his wife and
four children. McGahea, upon finding
' tne blase went to warn his family, and
he discovered 'his S-year-ld son Edward
already unconscious from the pungent
fumes, lis carried him outside to safety
Just In time. A few more minutes and
the little tot might have suffocated.
McOahan then warned his wife and
, ttree, other children, who bad not been
seriously affected by the smoke. The
fre was extinguished after damage to
the extent of about had been done.
MACCABEES CARD PARTY
FOR TUESDAY POSTPONED
Because of the Ladle's of the M.iccebees
state convention, which will open next
Tuesday at the Rome hotel, Ilotllstcr hive
No. Zl, which had announced a card
party for that dste, will hold Its affair
this Thursday afternoon Instead, at
Miss Ulna M. West of , fort Huron.
Mich., supreme commander of the Ladles
of the Maccabees, will be guest of honor
at the state meeting. Severs! hundred
women are expected to attend. The en
tertaining organisations are the five local
hives, Holllster, Date City. Laura, Uni
form and Lady Mark.
KICK OF HORSE MAKES LAD
WANT TO STRAY FROM HOME
Juvenile authorities are searching for
Leonard Case, 13 years old, who left his
home at 127 North Twenty-seventh street
last February and has not been heard
from since. ,
Tmmg Csse has been subjected to at
tacks of wanderdust since he was kicked
on the head by a sorse several years
go. according to Information received by
WHAT BECAMEOF THE 'PILL?'
That Was the Question Which Con
fronted OoTernment Officer
and Grand Jury.
LOST, SO THE MEN ARE SET FREE
What lHcsme of the pill T'
Thst was a iuestlon that became para
mount during the recent altUng of the
federal grand Jury.
It waa of more moment than those
celebrated queries of the ages, "How old
Is Ann?" "Who smote Billy PstterennT"
and ' What Is the square of a circle 7"
The grand Jury waa deliberating on the
case of If. Plerson and Ralph Martin,
charged with bsvlng In their possession
It wss lsrgety a matter of form. Here
sre the men snd here Is the pill, snd here
Is the charge-Indicted, Just like thst.
But where wss the pill?
At the crltlcsl moment the pill wss
conspicuous by Its absence. f
Now you csn't convict a man of. having
In his possession something thst does
not exist and that cannot be shown to
rill, pill, who's got the pill?
Mr. Lane himself hurried down to ths
office of United States Attorney Howell
on the third floor of the federal building.
He confronted "Dave" Dickinson, secre-
tsry to Mr. Howell.
" T)ave. what did you do with thst
"What pill; what do you mean, pill?"
demanded Mr. Dickinson.
"Why, the small corsej or lump' of
opium whlili H. rierson and Rslph Msr
tfn sre scct'sed of having In their pos
session, ssld smsll morsel or lump belnc
knawn vulgarly as a pill," r plied Mr.
But "Dave" hadn't seen the pill.
Neither had any one else. Whether one
of the many unfortunates whom the
hesvy lisnd of Justice has brought Into
Mr. Howell's office saw the pill snd an
nexed It no one knows.
Mr. Ians hnd to return to the grand
Jury room without It and there were at
least two i-ereons there who were glsd
he failed In find It H. rierson and Ralph
Martin were set free. j
Goes Insane Over
' the European War
The first person In the United Btstes to
become Insane as a result of too much
thinking and talking of the European
war, la believed by the Douglas County
Irsaruty commission to be Bernard Swan
son of Omaha, whose arrest was csused
by persistent attentions to Miss Clsra
Callahan, City Commissioner Ryder's sec
retary. Rwanson ts zfi years of asre and his
home Is SO North Nineteenth street. He
is a carpenter.
When exsmlned by Dr. Pamuel K.
Rpeldlng, physician member of the In
sanity board, Swanson wanted to talk
of the war.
"There Is no doubt thst Bwanson's mind
I.rlnclpally concerns Itself with the war
and that he haa delusions growing out of
thst condition," ssld Dr. Spalding.
Bwanson's pet plsn Is that he, as George
Washington reincarnated, should gain
control of the nations at war, combine
them with the United States and other
neutral nations, form one grand world
nation to be known as "The United Na
tions," or some such name, make Omaha
the capital and rule the world ss president.
He favors abolishment of the manufac
ture snd sain of gunpowder and all ex
plosives and would restore war to Its
former simplicity when physical strength
and valor were Important factors In wln
SPECIAL VENIRE NEEDED -FOR
JURY IN MURDER CASE
After a speclsl venire of twenty-flvs
ftn railed to fill the Jury box In the
trial of.Emll Muxtk pf South Omaha,
charged with murdering his wife March
J. a second venire of twelve men wss
ordered drawn by District Judge Ens
llsh. Sixty men were challenged for
csuse, more thsn half of whom wire op
posed to the death penalty. Musik Is
chsrged with, first degree murder, and
the Jury will determine tha penalty If be
E. L LOMAX RETURNS TO
THE WESTERN PACIFIC
E. L. Lomax, for a number years gen-
trsl passenger agent of the Union Pacific,
leaving lie re to become general passenger
s.7nt of the Western Pacific and sub
sequently going to the Denver A Rio
Orsnde as assistant passenger ' traffic
manager, hss gone back to the Western
Pacific as passenger traffic manager.
The appointment was effective April 1
and .bis headquarters will, be la- Sam
For Upset Stomach, Indigestion , (7"
Gas, Heartburii Pape's Diapepsin
Sour, sick, upset stomach, indigestion,
heartburn, dyspepsia; when the food you
eat ferments Into gases and stubborn
lumps; your head aches ' and you feel
sick and miserable, that's when you re
alise the magic In Pane's Diapepsin. It
mskes stomach distress go In five min
utes. If your stomach Is In a revolt If
you can't get It regulated, please, for
your sake, try Pspe's Diapepsin. It's so
needless to have a bad stomach make
your next meal a favorite food meal,
then take a little Diapepsin. There will
not be any distress eat without fear. It's
because Papa's Diapepsin 'really does"
regulate wesk, out-of-order stomachs
that gives It It's millions of sales annual
ly. Oet a large fifty-cent case of Pspe's
Dispepsln from any drug store. It Is the
quickest, surest stomach relief and cure
known. It acta almost like magic. It Is
a scientific, harmless stomach prepara
tion which truly belongs lit every home.
Is a dollar or two cut from
the price of a pair of shoes.
Not only will cheap foot
wear spoil the appearance
of the most costly gown, but
cheap shoes quickly become
shabby and have to be
Drexel- shoes enjoy a quar
ter of a century reputation
for . fineness or workman
ship and quality of material.
They possess, , too, other
qualities which the wearer
Parcel Post Paid,
THURSTON TO ADDRESS OLD
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial day this yeer will be cele.
brated Monday. May t at the Auditorium
by Omaha Oraad Army members. It waa
; decided at a meeting of the local ramps
' Monday night
Former United States Senator J. M.
, Thurston will deliver tha Memorial day
' address, according to announcement by
Charles W. Allen, chairman of the Grand
Army of ths Republic committee. Rev. L
' Cl. Btown will deliver the Invocation. The
Young Men's Christian association and
drum corps have volunteered their aery.
The committee on finance reported the
donat'on of M by the city council to as
' Stat in defraying expenses of the celebration.
TWO WOMEN AND ONE '
MAN ASKF0R DIVORCE
Mrs. Nellie P. RoMnifler has fl'ed a peti
tion for divorce from John B.-hlndier, al
Mis. LJitr Christiansen la asking de
cree In a suit against Chi Is Christiansen,
, charging cruelty.
Jsmts Johnson set-uses Helen of cruelty
It Will Kelte.e tlsckarb.
Arply Ph-an's' Uniment to your back;
I a' 11 gone slntcet lixstantly. lxm't rub.
it penetrates. &c AH druggists. Ad-
The Most Needed Factor in an Automobile
To Insure Complete Satisfaction to, the
Buyer The Cornerstone of Buick Success : i :
C-24 ..." $000.00
P. O. B. Factory 'J&TZ..
C-25 ........ ...... $950.00
r? C-37 $1,235.00
I C-55 ............. $1,650.00
P. p. B. Factory
The Car That Can Do Things Without Excuses
The Buick valve-in-head motor is guar
anteed to deliver more power than any
other type of motor, either American or
foreign make, of equal size.
A demonstration will satisfy the most
skeptical than the Buick is without
equal in performance in the popular
priced car world.
Another Record Breaker
Following the 8 train loads of Buick cars shipped into Nebraska, Western Iowa
and Southern South Dakota in January and February; Buick dsalers have or
dered 728 Buick cars to bo shipped into this territory during the month of
April. Deliveries can bo made to suit. the convenience of the buyer.
VA1.V 6-1 N HEAP fO
V MOTOEI CAWS
"When Better Automobile Are Made, Buick Will Make Them'
Nebraslca Buick .
I L E. Sidles, Gen'l Mgr.
Leo Huff, Mgr.
S. C Douglas, Mgr.
Wednesday's Sales in Domestic Room Offer
wr i.j n i IV-..-. s?MMmk
uneauaiea uniioTiunuv tor nten z-cuiiumri
The New Baits
Are Not Only
1 g her a Mill
In Our April
Domestic Room Cloak Department
Bargains That WUl Bring the urowas i.any.
Dresses that sold to $12.50,
silk poplins, wool novelties
and checks, some white silk
dresses slightly soiled, on
sale to close $1.29
$1.00 Waists at 47c
Embroidered linens, check
ed voiles and crepes, new
fresh stock, in all sizes.
50c Ginghams Bungalow
Aprons, all colored checks,
well made, cut full and
lorn? , .29
Coats that sold to $12.50,
silks, satins, broadcloths
and Boucles, only ono of a
kind, greatest bargain ever,
at sale price $1.00
$1.00 House Dresses, 49c
Gingham, madras and per
cales, sizes 16 to 36 only,
made to sell at $1 and $1.25,
Infants' Shoes, 25o to 69o
values, odd lots some
slightly soiled, in two lots,
Wednesday in the Domestic Room
Boys' Suits, 2 Pants, $2.95
Don't . miss this offer the beet
suits we hare ever offered at any
where near this price. Norfolk
style with patch pockets and
stitched on belts. Both pants full
cut and all seams taped. On sale
in Domestic Room only.. $2.05
Boys' School Suits, $1.95
Blue Serge or fancy colors,
this season's best styles.
Without any exception the
best suit in Omaha under $2.
On sale in the Domestic
Room "Wednesday at $1.95
Xa Sensstio Boom.
fjprlns; and avimmsr
weights. mads to
sail at $1. Wednes
day at o
silk mixed, rood as
sortment, choice lOe
Xa TarnlshlsB Dept.
Ideal, Imperial and
other well - known
brands, madras, sols
tte and other well
known and depend
able b r a n d a. all
styles, and values to
Xa rarnlshlna Bmt,
Medium or llKht
welKht. ail styles,
the best makes, two
lots TJnlnn Sulta
worth to $1.60, at,
Union Suits worth
$1.60. at. choice 8o
Wednesday's Bales Offer Im
Bleached 4-4 Muslin, natural
finish, no dressing, 9c value,
at per yard
Bleached 81 inch Seamless
Sheeting, 26c value, yard.21
Lockwood 45 .inch, Half
Bleached . Pillow Casing, 18o
value, yard ........ .124?
Feather Ticking, 9 os., fancy
stripes, 27c values, yard 19
Shaken Flannel, Soft . fleecy,
12 Vac grade, yard
Bed Spreads, crochet, hem
med. $1.00 and $1.26 values,
White Dot Switss and Corded
Pique, I2c and. 16c values,
at per yard 10
Dress Lining, remnant lengths
of 25c and 35c qualities, per
Notion Specials in
Side and Back Combs, worth
to 25 c, also regular 10c fine
combs, choice 54
Nickeled Safety Pins, I cards,
Wednesday, for 5
50c Hand Bags,' neat, durable,
newest shapes 25(
Hooks and Eyes, card....l
Stay Binding, per bolt. ...It
Dress Shields, all sites, at per
6c Handkerchiefs, at..2t
26c Whisk Brooms ....15
26c Hair Brushes ....... 104
Scores of other Staple and
Taney Notion Specials. .
Ladies ' and Children's Underwear Specials
Wednesday In Domestic Room.
Ladies' Underveeta 'Lisle or cot
ton, short sleeves or sleeveless, to
19c values, all sixes 74
Ladles' Lisle l'nUn Suits
Regular and extra sizes, splendid
bargains at 35t
Ladies' Waist Aprons With bib,
in percales or ginghams,, at-IOt
Hoys' SOc Balbriggaa or Porous
Vnloa Sulta Choice 254
Children's Knickerbockers Crepe
or sateens, at 25
Polish and Dust Mops
Special Sale and Demonstration
in House Furnishing Department
all this week.
We are offering one of the Famous O-So-Esy Self
Feeding: Mops that regularly 6ells for $1.50 and also a
chemically treated Dust Mop that retails at $ J rn
75c, both for the price of one ,,mlOU
Both Mops are triangular in shape, point to the front the
only mops that really get into the corners. Handles are adjust
able to any angle. . , , , ,
The yarn part can be easily removed, cleaned and replaced
In the O-80-Ezy Mop the patent Indestructible steel head
retains and evenly distributes the polishing oil through the mop.
See This Splendid Polishing Mop.
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded.
$2.25 in value, this week $1.50.
Crocfcery Dept. Specials fySSg?'
Bread v and Butter
Plates, 10c values,
20c Dinner Plates, on
sale at . . XOc
Cups and Saucers, 12c
values, pair 8
10c Fruit Dishes, on
sale at. each.... 5
15c Baking Dishes, on
sale, each $4
Saucers, worth 5c, at,
1 Covered Dishes,
50c Vegetable Dishes,
17c Footed Sherberts,
10c Flint Blown
Glasses, each 54
5c Water Glasses, 2
11.00 Water Bottles,
C Gr MOTOR CARS
Read the Big Special Grocery Sale
a savisjr of aa so 00 o t
Cost s lavta.
ts-lb. satka best hlfh grade Dis
inand H flour, nothing finer for
bread, pies or rakea. aack . Sl.TS
14 lbs. beat granulated sugar 1.00
14 bars Beat 'Km All. Diamond C
Lenox or Laundry Queen while
laundry soap 860
I lbs. beat whits or yellow corn
T Iba. best rolled white breakfast
4 lbs. fancy Japan rice
4 Iba beat hand picked navy, beans
4 cans oil or mustard sardines S6e
The beat domestic macaroni, ver
micelli or spaxhettl, pa. . ,TVe
Advo Jail for deaaert. the Jell thai
whips, nolhlnc like it for des
sert, pks TH
Herahey's breskfast cocoa, lb. aoe
Yeaat Koaui. pks. ..4o
T )ls. best bulk laundry starch S6e
1 1-oa. Jar. pure fruit preserves S&e
l-oa. Jars pure stralued honev.
The best aoda or oyster crackera,
K t Corn Flake, pkf
(iraue Nuts, pas !
13 boxes safety matches
14-os. cans condensed milk . .Tlio
Fancy Wueen olives, quart ...35
1-lb. cans fancy sweet burst corn,
wsx, siring, green or lima beans
$-lb. cans Golden pumpkin, hominy.
sauer kraut or baked beans TV,e
The best tea siftinss, lb. ...1SW
ilaoLaren's peanut butter. lb.
Golden Santos coffee, lb go 3
The Sottas aaa Egr aCaraat fos Site
The best stricuy fresh eggs, per
Nothing finer at any prive.
The beat creamery butter, carton
or bulk, lb 3to
Tlie beat No. 1 country creamery
butter, lb , ....88e
No. 1 dairy table butter, lb. ..Sec
(".nod dairy butter, lb S3o
Kull cream New York White, Wis.
conaln cream or Young America
cheese, lb SOe
BpeetaJ Kiralaaa BTevel Or acre Sale
The Oraage of Quality HoUuag
M9 else, Wednesday, dosen ...SSe
150 site. Wednesday, dosen ...SOe
1T4 sie. Wedneaday, doaen ...SOe
Zlt atae. Wednesday, dosen ...15a
also. Wednesday, dosen .ISVaO
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