Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 03, 1915, Page 5, Image 5
! ( BRIEF CITY NEWS rtn n Now Peaenn Press eileetrt Till Pargess-Oranrten Co. "ys Oeaaslete Kcvtt rrogveja laaetfled eeetloa today, and appears la The Bm BXCLUSIVEL.T. rind out what th various moTlnit picture theater offer. priacnld Mm la Hospital Alfred Van Bibber. Springfield. Nob., Is at Bt. Joseph's hospital, whn he vu ukn by tbe polios when he Suddenly became seri ously ill on a train just arriving at th Vnlon station. We Bummer IVet Vp la Baalaesa It yur office Is properly located, readily found and easily accessible. Fr such offices apply to the superintendent of the Be auildlng. -the building that Is always new. room 101. ' track by Automobile An automobile driven by A. T. rviveii r-iiint.ii v knocked down Mine May Tarman of Flor- j enoe yesterday afternoon ' as she was j waiaing near Eleventh and Douglas streets with Mrs. W. A. Johnson. 4SI South Thirty-fourth street. She was not seriously injured. agagement Announced At a dinner arty Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. Hunslkcr. the engage ment of their daughter. Ruth, to Morris Ortfrin was announced. Miss Nora Glynn, who Is to be a May bride, was inert of honor. The Hunstker-Qrlffln weMlng win tatte rice May jj. "The Mechanism of OoasotouneM 3fla Isabel Holhrook of Krotona. Los Angelas. Ca!.. will give the second of st aeries of lectures at Theosophloal hall, ntt TO. Be building, at T: this even ing; when the subject of "The Mech aolsai of Consciousness" will be dls cnsseX. Miss Holbrook comes directly from the theosophtca! headquarters and la one of the best oocult teachers and one ef the most prominent of American theosophtat. MASONS TO HOLD A LODGE OF SORROW Special Memorial Ceremonial to Be Observed at Cathedral Next Sunday Afternoon. MANY MASONS TO GATHER Lynch Will Sell Women's Suits on Big Wager Monday At a luncheon on day last week at the Fontenelle hotel, Mr. Lynch with Mis Ruth Gates of the Boyd, in com tpany with Louis Nash and others, the Subject of department store manage ment was brought up. Mr. Nash naturally proud of the splen did success of the Burgess-Naah com pany, was elaborating on the many lit tle details and trials that fall to the lot ef the manager of a big department store, when Mr. Lynch took issue with him. Mr. Lynch contended that it wss but a comparatively easy position to fill, when hi was considered. "Why," said Mr. Lynch, "Just look at. the long hours I have to spend, out of every twenty four, for rehearsals besides those, of the regular perforances, which number eleven each week and then on top of that are the hours one is locked up in his room committing his part for the coming week." "Too must remember." continued Mr. Lynch, "I played the part of Joe Hol brock In Maggle Pepper,' the department tor play and you'll have to admit I wag a big factor In making that store a success. evenN if it was only in the "It Just demonstrated to me that it certainly could not be such a terribly big Job and I'll tell you what I'll do, Mr. ..Nash, I'll Just lay you a little wager that I can go over to your store In the. women's suit and coat department and prove my argument by selling more suits or coat In a given time than any other salesperson on your floor, for you know that the sales the day's receipts are after all the big end of the success of a business." "AH. right, you're on," was Mr. Nash's response, and arrangements were then triad for Mr. Lynch to be In the ready-to-wear department of Burgeas-Nash company, tomorrow afternoon (Monday), whea he will display his cunning in the Belling" of women's suits and the ilk. "Now said Mr. Lynch, "it's op to me and th generous Omaha publlo to show up Mr. Nash and we're going to do It" What! Water from , Omaha is Sent to State of Kentucky Colonel L. A. Welsh, local weather forecaster, shipped five gallons of water to Kentucky last Friday. Water, dldja say? Yes. water. Well, haven't they any water In Ken- tuoky? v Yes, kuhnet, it la used somewhat foh washln' puhpose and Its nice to have running under bridges. TmT f,tve gallon of water shipped from here was Mtesourt frer water and was sent to Joseph H. Castle at the Kentucky State Experiment station, Lexington, Ky. Colonel Welsh believes it is to be used for Investigational purposes. "But, maybe, for all I know they're going to put it on exhibition as a curl oslty," says the colonel, making sport of the poor old Missouri river. "Ha, ha," laughs the colonel, "put it on exhibition like this. "Genuine Missouri River Water, "Too thick to dip and too thin to shovel." However, all admit that It is a rare vent to ship water from Nebraska, "where the corn is full of kernels" to Kentucky, where "the colonels are full cf corn.' " Colonel Welsh says that by this simple Incident he feels drawn closer than ever to the south. And. slthough as a boy hs was for over a year a member of the northern army and declares himself to be "the hero of fifty unfought battle, he says, magnanimously: "Sometimes, do you know, I almost wish I had let the south win." Masonic lodges of Omaha. South Omaha, Florence and Benson will unite Sunday. May 9, at 3 o'clock p. m. at the Scottish Rite cathedral. Twentieth and Douglas streets, In a "lodge of sorrow," a memorial meet ing for three past grand masters, the first event of the kind ever held In Nebraska. The lodge of sorrow Is a .ceremony adopted by the Masonic grand lodge of Nebraska several years ago, but Its rites have never before been celebrated in this state. The ceremonies, though part of the ritual, are published and are not private in their nature. The pat grand naeters to be memorialised are Harry Porter Deuel, Martin Dunham and John Jackson Mercer. I Charge of the Service. The ceremony will be given through the Joint efforts of th nine lodges of Greater Omaha. Th masters of th sev eral lodges are as follows: Fdrar L. Hoag, Nebraska lodge No. L William P. Wherry. Capitol No. . Charles B. MrOUl. Covert lodge No. 11. Alfred M. Long-well. St. John's lodge No. . William B. Tagg, Be Hive lodge No. Samuel Rees, Jr., George W. Ltnlnger lodge No. 28. Abner R. Jones. Florence lodge No. K. TT. A. S. Pinto. Benson lodge. U. D. Charles L, Shook, Omaha lodge, U. T. A Joint committee, representing all these lodges. In charge of details Is' com posed of the following: John R. Ptlne. Covert lodge No. 11. William MeCormlck. George W. Linln- ger lodge No. . Uan weatergara. Benson, u. i. Carl E. Herring. St. John s lodge No. 25. C. L. Talbot, Bee Hive lodge No. 184. Rev. James B. Butter. Florence lodge No. 2X1. , Clarence Rlmerman, Omaha, U. n. Edward Wellman. Nebraska lodge No. L John Mellen, Nebraska lodge No. 1. William A. -De Bord, past grand mas ter of Nebraska, is chairman and Sara W. Scott of Nebraska lodge No. 1 Is secre tary. Many Invitation Beat Oat. Invitations have been sent to every Ma sonic lodge in Nebraska, to all past grand masters of the grand lodge of Nebraska and to the present grand master and all the other officers of the grand lodge. The Scottish Rite bodies have opened the doors of their beautiful new cathe dral at Twentieth arid Douglas streets for the ceremony, which Is purely a blue lodge affair, And to It are welcome all Master Masons, whether members of the Omaha or Nebraska lodgee or sojourn ers. Not more than 600 or TOO can o seated In the auditorium, so the attend ance will be limited striotly to Masons and th meeting will be In th form of a "tiled lodge." The ceremonies will be conducted by the masters of the Greater Omaha lodges. The procession wilt be composed of the officers of the grand lodge, the past grand masters of Nebraska, the mas ters of the Omaha lodges and the gen eral committee of. arrangements. Rev. Edwin Hart Jehks. chaplain of Capitol lodge No. t. will ct a the chaplain In this ceremony. ' - Speaker for the Day. Judge Samuel B. Davidson of Tecumseh, Neb., will give a historical sketch of the grand .lodge and of the part these, three deceased grand masters played In the or der In this state. The address will be followed by addresses by Henry K. "Wil son of Lincoln, who will speak upon the life of Harry P. Deuel; James R. Cain, Jr., who will speak upon the life of Mar tin Dunham, and William A. D Bord, who will speak. of John J. Mercer. The addresses' wt) be Interspersed with vocal and Instrumental mualo and at their close th same procession will again form, and after rendering; th grand honors of Masonry to th memory of the deceased will close th meeting In full form. School and College Notes Kearaey State Normal. President and Mrs. Dirk entertained the faculty and their wives and husband at a Slav llnv hrMkfllt Ktilrilav morn ing in the dormitory. The play. "lorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall," given bv the Dramatic club under IV. .1 law.... In I I . ..it. u.i.-v.i.n, ti mir-p r.ikm AUIHMl was m derided success and tHirhly appreciated. The band. In new uniforms and under the dlrertion of Prof. Patterson, gave a very entertaining and successful concert at the opera house recently. The young women of the different Classes of tiie school have been giving a series of afternoon teas at the home of and under the direction of Miss Gardner, dean of womm. Prof H. H. Oibson. Ph. B , FXwinlaon university; M. A., Columbia university, and M. 8., Cornell university, has Just arrived with his family to take up his line of work as a member of tlie faculty. Mr. and Mrs. Riunders. who have charge of the boarding department of the dormitory, gave a picnic in Third Ward park to the boarders and ail members of the faculty and their wives last Thurs day evening. J. C. Elliot, former county superinten dent of Buffalo county, assumed his duties as registrar last Monday morning, filling the position resinned bv Mr Kins, who Is now in charge of a bank at Hlldreth. Neb. At the last meeting of the board It was decided to postpone for on year the three-year requirement for graduation for high school teachers, thus leaving the course for the present as It Is, requiring two years beyond th four years high school graduation for next year. The Alumni association is making spe cial arrangements to entertain the alnmnl who may enjoy th home-coming com mencement week from May 2 to June 2. The sermon occurs on Sunday, Mav art; the class play. "King Hall," Monday, May U; alumni day, Tuesday, June 1, and commencement, Wednesday, June i. at 10 o'clock. The educational department Is doing some field work In the way of partial education surveys In four of the leading Nebraska city schools. The work In In, the hands of apeclaists. tr. R. K. Rich ardson and Prof. C. B. Benson and It will be completed during the month of May, when about sono children will be examined in reading, writing, spelling and arithmetic according to the teste of Courtis. Starch and Thorndyke. The ef fort Is made on the part of the Kearney State normal to secure first-hand ma terial to demonstrate to students 'In edu cation the latest methods of measuring efficiency in school work. Wayae State Normal. President Conn addressed a teachers' meeting at Ewlng Thursday afternoon. The " Ready Mado Garment Industry" was the subject of an address given by Miss Beerhel at the Friday rooming convocation. Senator G. M. Hitchcock of Omaha has accepted the Invitation of the graduating class to deliver the commencement ora tion on May 2. In the opera house last Tuesday even ing, a large audience witnessed the pre sentation of the play, "Esmeralda," by the Junior class. Leave of. absence during the summer session has been granted Miss Lillian M. Jewell, assistant in mathematics, and Miss Edith Stocking, primary critic Glen Hickman, class of 1913, and en rolled for graduate work In the Wayne iNoraml. has been elected director of manual training in the Tekamah schools. Representatives from the firm of Fuchs, Son & Blind of Omaha began work last Monday on the curtain and settings for the stage and Interior decora tion of the auditorium. At a recent meeting of th Board of Education, the following ape'dal Instruc tors were elected for the summer ses sion: Superintendent O. R. Bowen, Wayne; Superintendent K 8. Cowan. Al bion, and Miss Fannie Britell, Bloom field. The following Is the calendar of events Tor commencement week at the normal: Thursday, iMay SO, commencement con ert; Sunday, . May S3, baccalaureate services; Monday, May 24, open session of literary societies: Tuesday, May 26, esnlor class play; Wednesday, May 18, CHANDLER SIX OWNER HAS UNUSUAL RECORD Probaoly the strongest single advocate ci six-cylinder construction In New Or leans, La., la M. A. Smith, secretary treasurer ef the Order of Railroad Con ductors of America in that city. In a re rent letter to the Chandler Motor Car company, Mr. Smith states that he ' has driven his 1914 Chandler Sis Just .7M miles without one using the low gear. TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS SENT TO JEWISH WAR SUFFERERS Two h'indred dollars was sent last alght by the local Jewish War Relief as sociation to the American Jewlh Relief ommisslon at New York for the aid of the European war sufferers. A reach Mrdlelae that Helps. Dr. King's New Discovery wfll help your rough or cold. Keep a Wtl at home for emergencies. Wo. All drug gists. Advertisement Commercial Club . Endorses School Bond Proposition Cognizance of the needs of the schools of Omaha was taken by the executive committee of the Commercial club when it endorsed the $1,000,000 school bond proposition In the following resolution: Whereas, additional school facilities are needed In Omaha In order to give reasonable and proper schooling to the children of Omaha, owing to the con gested conditions existing in many build ings, necessitating half-day sessions only In some instances, and In other cases compelling the holding of two clssses un der two teachers in the same wni, and In other places requiring the use of store rooms for school purposes, which places sre not suited for such purposes; and, Whereas, the ever Increasing school population requires Immediate relief from this situation; and. Whereas, the Commercial club has through its proper committee Investi gated this need - and believes that the said action of the school board of Omaha is wlae and timely; and. Whereas, the Commercial club be lieves that the school board of Omaha is composed of men of sound Judgment, business ability and Integrity, who will expend this money for the best interests of Omaha; therefore, be It Resolved, That the Commercial club endorse the action of the school board In submitting this bond proposal to ths voters of Omaha and urge upon the citi zens of Omaha to support and vote on May 4. next, for the said bond issue. In order that Omaha's school needs may be pioperly met and fulfilled. Wkoo-slaer Coagh. "When my daughter had whooping cough she coughed so hard at on time that she had hemorrhage ofth lungs. I was terribly alarmed about her condi tion. Seeing Chamberlain's Cough Rem edy so highly recommended, I gut her a bottle and it relieved the cough at once. Before she had finished two bottles of this remedy she was entirely well," writes Mrs. 8. F. Grimes, Crooksvtlls, Ohio. Obtainable everywhere. Advertlne-aent. ?rcheslra recital; Thursday, May JT, at t p. m, field day; Thurartav. May IT. st p. m.. alumni reunion and banquet. Friday, May 2 graduating exercise. t'otner Valrersltr. On Monday. May S, will occur the an nual May festival. The new stare Is practlcslly completed ?nd will be ready for use In the near uture. The Women's 1ucat1onat council are making preparations for raising money to huid a girls' dormitory. The Fourth academy will present as Its graduating proa-ram "Charleys Aunt.' by Hradon Thomae. The university base hall team defeated the Wesleyan nine at I'nlversity" Place Tuesday afternoon by a score n f to 3. A concert will be given Wednesday evening. May R. by the iAice I'oncert company. This will be the concert which has been given throughout the lest year In the venous churches or the state. The university library received a con tribution of a number of volumes of valu able books from the prlvste library of Mrs. Colla Scott Wllllard. Mrs Wllllard has long acted aa aecretarv of the C. W. B M. and la now retiring from public The church efficiency campaign rinsed Wednesday. Misa Ferris, who presented the Sunday school work, left Wednesday alght for Oklahoma City, where ahe will continue In the same line of work Rev. R., B. Vlolette closed hla work ' Sunday on account of Illness, Both of these peo ple were experts In their line of work and their presence wss of value to the church. Do a e College. Mr Wallace Wheeler, Mrs. O. R Miller and Mrs. A. T. Evans of Fslrmont were college visitors Thursday and Fri day. W P. Medlar. '15, has been elected ss teacher and director of the athletics In the Red (loud High school for the com ing year. The Doane base ball team started on Its annual three days' trip Wednesday and played Wesleyan, Peru and Corner, returning to Crete Friday evening. The students of the conservatory were the guests of Mrs. C. O. Carlson, heed of the piano department, and Mtns Mae Randall, teacher of voice, Wednesday evening. The party left the coneervstory at s o'clock and enjoyed a picnic supper In the college grove. The Toung Alen's Christian association and Toung Women's Christian association will hold meetings In celebration of Mothers' day next Thursday. Mrs. K. (1. Cochrane is to be the speaker at the Toung Women's Christian association. Prof. Bennett will add rem trie men. The Faculty Woman's-club Is planning a benefit performance at the Bon Ton Electric theater in Crete, May 11. The club has made a substantial pledge to the Indebtedness fund of the college and the Proceeds of the pt forma nee ar'll bo need to pay the firat Installment of the pledge. Messrs. Tinker and Vavra. man agers of the Bon Ton. have offered the free use of the theater, and Guy W. Green of Lincoln will give the reel a Nebraska Wesleyan TJnlverslty. Th senior class expeots to give the first entertainment with the new motion picture machine on Thursday evening. The Baker university tennis team, one of the strongest In Kansas, will meet the local experts here about May 15. Russell ' Vlfqualn, IB, has accepted n fellowship In soil physios agronomy at the University of Missouri for next year. Mr. Vlfqualn'a major subject at Wes leyan Is physics Verl Llnoh. 'IS, will teaoh physical sci ence and manual training at Edgar next year. Arthnr Hartsook, 11, has been elected superintendent of schools at Fairmont, lie suooeeds C. E. ColleU. 'OS, who has a similar position at Gothenburg. The annual Maypole festivities of the Wlllard society took place Saturday afternoon on the campua Miss Myra Cramb was crowned queen of the May. The current number of the student pa per, The Wesleyan, was edited by Lewis F. SaJlee of Plattsmouth In the Interests of the Tork alumni, otherwise those who graduated when the college was first founded at Tork. The number Is full of Interest, especially to the students of twenty years ago. The anneal birthday dinner of the Wesleyan Woman e kMii'ational council Hill be held this evening in the psrlors of the Methodist Episcopal church. Cov ers will be laid for li An Interesting sldellstit to the present war situation in Kurope Is contained In letters Just received fiom agents if Her man firms who have tieen asked to bid on apparatus needed by the department of physics for the coming year. These firms will not agree to make delivery of heavy apparalua at anv price or at any seclfcd tune. t)ne letter stated that the firm has lost two ahlpntcnta In the lent ten days, one belli a raptured by the British and the other sunk. Orders for small ariielea, which can be sent by par rel post, are accepted at usual rates plus war Insurance, with promise of delivery In from three to five month. The Juniors won the annual field meet on Johnson field Friday afternoon. Heylea ollege. Neva Allen, class of 11 Roy lea Iowa college, has juat accepted a position as bookkeeper for the 'Martin Bros.' Insur ance company of Omaha, Axel Knudsen. 1915 grsduAte of account ing and atenotypy, has a position a stenptvrtet for the ration-Bowman Hardware company. Anna Miller has Just finished the course In Ikiyles Iowa college and secured a place as bookkeeper and stenographer for the Kantl-8cptlc tdalnfevting cum company. Hannah Christiansen recently com plete the business course and Is now In the employ of the Singer Sewing Machine company. Mdna Craig, class of ISIS. Is proving suereful as bookkeeper and stenog rapher for a real estate firm In the City National bank building. William Hehelts, who recently tookva course In bookkeeping, has a position In the Com Exchange bank of this city. Thomas Mlcek. having completed the shorthand course, has secured a position aa stenographer for a South Omaha lum ber firm. Pernios Srhults, class of 1911, Is now a Stenographer for th Commercial Saving and Iinan association of South Omaha. Fred Poulsom of last year's class In ao countlng. Is now floor manager for the Beaton A Later company. Kenley F. Hogrefe recently completed the special course In banking and la now employed In the Battle Creek Valley bank at Battle Creek, Nab. York Collesre. Friday morning was observed as recog nition day for- the senior academy stu dents. Dean and Mrs. Aahcroft entertained the senior college class at a May break fust Saturday morning. . Prof, and Mrs. Blssett entertained the senior academy class at a S o'clock din ner Friday evening. The college base ball team plaved the Tork Business college Saturday. The score was 6 to 1 In favor of the United Brethren boys . One of the beat ways to get out and keep out of a rut is to have some fixed! object to work for. Save money for some definite, worthy object and you will find it Is compara tively easy, while with out such an aim It Is hard. Try the savings bank account method of getting ahead In ths world. Lots of hard scrubbing and cleaning to do in your house every week? Let r 7 iUK It A , soap do it quickly, easily and thoroughly for you. With Fels-Naptha there's no need to use lots of strength over a scrubbing brush, and it works best in cool or lukewarm water. rls j C, PhUsdslphln. THIS OVEN IS A FIRELESS COOKER TOO NEW PERFECTION OIL COOKSTOVESare toltl in 1, 2, 3 and 4 burner U it like an ordinary oven if vou wish. Or pull a dam- , prr, and the oven of your NEW PER r EC I ION OIL COOKSTOVE 10 f ryr furniture 1 Oil - OCH-Vr. VE A sizes. At hardware. r furniture and general l . itnrei every where. "I OAS ITOVt COMFORT WITH PEXFXCT1CN OIL STANDARD OIL COMPANY r Telegrrapht Tells Heavy. fiom Indication of ths Intenselsy busy eogditions st the big Cleveland factory of th Chandler Motor Car company follow ln the announcement of the new seven passenger Chandler, Is revealed by the vuictue of telegram received at the of fice. Althovgh many of Cleveland's big industrial concerns have prlvste tl grspn wires running to their offices, the reports of the Postal and Western Union companies for the lest few weeks show that more business hss beei transacted over th private wires at th Chandler plant, than any other organization In the city. Nipped So'tih Z. The Bees Omaha, Thursday, April 20, 1010. In Fairness to Simon. Vote-huntlngr sharpshooters on the po litical firing line are expected to use any missile within reach, but in all fairness to former Representative Edward Simon, the public Is entitled to know that the as sault to discredit his sponsorship of the mothers' pension law is contradicted by the official record. While no member of the legislature of two years ago had any monopoly on the Introduction of mothers' pension measures any more than on any other subject, Mr. Simon's bill, House Roll No. 96, was the first to be presented, and In substance the one to be enacted. Everyone familiar with legislative procedure knows that where bills on the same subject are Introduced simultaneously In both houses the speedy achievement of the desired result Is ex pedited by acceptance by one house of the' framework of the measure passed by th other, and this is what happened wtth the mothers' pension bill. The senate file coming across before the house bad acted upon the house bills, was amended by In corporating the additional features) of the bills Introduced by Representatives Simon and Jeary, and by an extraordinary action recognition was given to the two mothers' pension champions in the house by spe cifically adding their names aa Joint In troducers. The record Is found on page 797 of the House Journal for 1913 In the report of the committee of the whole, which was unanimously adopted, and reads in part, as follows: Amend that part showing the Intro ducer by adding after the words, "Introduced by Senator J. A. Robert son of Holt," the words, "and Repre sentatives Edward 8imon of Douglas and Edwin Jeary of Lancaster." If the record is the best evidence this should be conclusive aside from the fact that those trying to disparage Mr. Simon's work have waited two years to discover that he bad no part In procuring the pas sage of a law for which his colleagues In the legislature themselves at the time gave him hi full share of credit f I yStW t v-a r- 1JI V I I mmsssini urn "jWwKW Ws?Vv r" j mm The World-neraldi Omaha, Saturday, May 1, 1015. In Fairness to Simon. Although this newspaper la not support ing the candidacy of Edward Simon, for city) commissioner, lt la compelled by a .sens of Justice to condemn the misguided accusations of his opponents against the sincerity of his statement of bis own legis lative record Mr. Simon has claimed credit for the enactment of the mothers' pension law and the anti-loan Shark law. Hla op ponents read from the official record to prove that the mothers' pension law was introduced by Senator Robertson of Holt county, and that Mr. Simon did not rote for lt on final passage. They further charge that Mr. Simon at one time wished to drop his anti-loan shark bill, hut was pressed on by tear of publlo censure if be did. Mr. Simon is not entitled to sole credit for the mothers' pension law, no more than Is any single legislator ordinarily a Just claimant to entire credit for any measure. Senator Robertson, Representa tive Jeary, other legislators and a number of aoclal settlement workers had a part la obtaining Us passage. But Mr. Simon's part was as important. If not more so, than that of any of these and was recognized aa auch by bis fellow legislators, whose word on the subject Is probably the best evi dence of what occurred. At least three mothers' pension bills were Introduced in the 1913 legislature. Senstor Robertson's passed the senate be fore the house acted on either the bill In troduced by Representative Simon or that introduced by Representative Jeary. The house committee thereupon held a public bearing at which all three bills were con sidered, and at which Mr. Simon presented his views. The committee eventually rec ommended that the Robertson bill be somewhat amended, to meet the Ideas of others interested In mothers' pensions, and be passed, a procedure acceptable to Mr. Simon and In accordance with legislative custom. The house adopted this report, which Included an amendment to add to the sec tion naming the Introducers of the bill the names of "Representatives Edward Simon of Douglas and Edwin Jeary of Lan caster." That action is recorded on page 797 of the House Journal of the 1913 leg islature and lt constitutes the deliberate opinion of the legislators themselves as to who was entitled to credit for the enact ment of thla statute. Th house record further shows that Mr. Simon was excused by the speaker from attending the session of Thursday, March 37, in order to attend to private business. That day the mothers' pension bill cam up for final passage. Had there been a fight upon lt the customary house courtesy would have caused a vote to be postponed until Representative Simon's return. There waa no such opposition, however, and no particular need of Mr. Simon's attendance. It, therefore, passed In hla absence, by a vote of 93 to 0. The motive for Mr. Simon's support of th anti-loan shark bill la something on which be alone can be an authority. The fact known to the public, as borne out by the testimony of men attending the legis lature, Is that Mr. Simon made one of the most vigorous single tighta of the legisla tive stslon fdr the anti-loan shark bill. It was bitterly oppossd by an active minority, but the record vote on third reading showed 69 in its favor to 31 against. If Mr. Simon at any time wished the defeat of his own bill, his work on the floor of the bous was not in accordance with that desire. It should not be necessary in any cam paign to eiaggerate the merits or faults of any candidate, but no campaign outside of Utopia will probably ever be conducted on tbat plane. Mr. Simon erred somewhat in not confining his claim to the honor of being "one of the introducers," Instead of being "the author.". But his opponents have erred more in attempting, by inu endo if not directly, to cheat him out of all credit for bla good work. Edward Simon knew In childhood what It means to fight the bard battle with poverty, and sold newspapers on the streets of Omaha. This fact affords ample explanation of his earnest support of the measures mentioned. The World-Herald!, Otnalia, Saturday May ft. 1918. In Defense of Edward Simon, Candidate. South Side Bohemian Clnb Says IT) Is Author of the Mothers' Pension Law. At a meeting of the South Side Cltlsens' Bohemian club Thursday night the follow ing preamble and resolution were adopted: "Whereas, Certain statements have bewu publicly made by some of the candidates for city commissioner and their supporters and have appeared In our public press to the effect that Edward Simon, one of the candidates for the office of city commis sioner, was not the author and introducer of the mothers' pension law as passed uy the state legislature of 1913, and that be was not Influential in securing the pas sage of this bill; and, "Whereas, The official records of the proceedings of th 1913 legislature show that Edward Simon, as a house member of that legislature, introduced House Roll No. 96. bis own bill, which was the first mothers' pension bill to be presented dur ing that session. In In substance the on to be enacted into law; and, "Whereas, The Bohemian citizens and business men of Omaha are personally ac quainted with Edward Simon and have known him from the time be lived In the Bohemian district to be a roan of unques tionable honesty and integrity; and, "Whereas, These charges against Ed ward Simon were called to the attention of the Bohemian citizens of Omaha in po litical meeting assembled at the Bohemian Turner ball Thursday evening, April 29; therefore, be lt "Resolved, By the undersigned commit tee, representing the Bohemian element of our great city. In meeting assembled, that we severely condemn this underhanded and despicable attack upon the character and honesty of Edward Simon, and brand lt as a malicious political falsehood. ' "SOUTH 8IDE BOHEMIAN CITIZENS' CLUB. F. A. 6EDLACEK, M. D.. "Chairman. "WALTER R03ICKY, "Secretary." A Good Reason Why You Should Vote for EDWARD SIMON for City Xommissioiier i!