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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 11, 1915)
TIIK P.KE: OMAHA, TUHSDAV, MAY 11, 1015.
TO GIYE DP SEAT
Dahlmtn it Again Mayor of This
City Bn Baker to Represent
McOovem in Contest.
HERB DANIEL FOR ARDINE
Floral and verbal bouquets,
laughter and tears, ejection of Com
missioner McOovem by Commissioner-elect
'jardine from the office
of the department of public Improve
ments, confirmation of Mayor Dahl
man for another term in the execu
tive chair, pledges of support for the
upbuilding of a Greater Omaha, were
features of the reorganization of the
' city council. t
The removal of Commissioner Mc
Govern by his successor was a
friendly affair and was arranged to
preserve the le&gl rights of the de
feated commissioner. Shortly after
City Clerk Flynn read tne call for
the meeting, Commissioner McGov-
YnnVAf) that lis. ViA &nffn t m r r
one of the commissioners and that
M Jardine's name be stricken from
' Electa McGovern.
Cltjr Attorney nine advised the council
that only those holding election cer
tificates could be recognized. Mr. Jar
dine held such certificate, issued by tha
election commissioner arrtl based upon the
showing of the official canvass, which
gava Jardlne thirty-four votes over Mo
Cover, who will ask for a recount. Mr.
McGovern retained his seat during the
council meeting , and as soon as the
meeting wa adjourned returned to his
f office and went through the formality of
acting as commissioner Mayor Pahlman
escorted Commissioner-elect Jardlna to
Mr. McGown's office and facetiously in
troduced Mr Jardlne, to Mr. loGovern.
The contestants tor this office then chat
ted alone for a while and after having
agreed on a procedure, - Mr. McGovern
submitted to Mr. Jardlne Teadlng him to
the bail, which consltuted a legal ejec-
)tion. Mr. McGovern promised Mr.N Jar
dlne support Irt case- that the recount
should confirm the lattcr'a election.
Mr. McGovern has retained B. S. Baker
as legttt counsel to watch the recount,
' while Mr. Jardlne will be represented by
Herbert 8. Daniel.
A feeling of good will prevailed during
the passage of the old council and the
advent of the new organization. Com
missioner Ryder took his usual scat vrhen
tha old council was converted and grace
fully retired In favor of John C. Drexel
when the new roll call was reached. With
I Mr. McGovern triers Vere eight members
i present at the first meeting of the new
V council. -
Daklmaa Made Mayor.
As ' had been predicted. Mayor Pahl
man was unanimously ' selected to suc
ceed himself and the other re-elected
commissioners were retained in their old
departments, with Walter 8. Jardlne as
signed to tha department of public lm-
provements, and John C. Drexel to the
department of street cleaning and main
tenance. The departments reassigned to the five
ae-eiccted commisioners were: Mayor
Dahlman, publio affairs; Commissioner
Butler, public Recounts and finances;
Commissioner Hummel, parks and boule
vards; Commissioner Wlthnell, fife, wa
ns, ni uuiiuina, .uinmiasioncrKugei,
police and sanitation. In addition to tha
stteet department. Commissioner Drexol
wil( have charge of the public library,
which work has goneVwita his depart
vment for three years. " 1
- When the selection, of mayor 'was
brought tip. Commissioner Jardlna moved
that Commissioner Hummel be made
mayor and, he was seconded, by Commis
sioner DrexcL Commissioner Hummel, at
once gained the floor and declared em
phatically thaturing tha campaign he
expressed himself la favor of Mr. Dehl
man "for mayor and jhad experienced no
change of heart. ' '
Doesn't Wtst to Be Mayorf ,
' . - "c.ioy up .t Mai oy cne
' big vote I received." stated Commissioner
Hummel. "I have no mayoralty bumrx
If Anybody here thinks that tha mayor's
lob Is a snap. Just let him follow the
mayor around for a while. Omaha needs
for a mayor a man who can serve as an
entertainer and we have such a man Just
now. Just, think, the mayor baa to go
to picnics and fill up on frosen fruits and
Ice cream ami then be on the Job next
day. Not for me. There are many other
details of the office which make a de
mand upon the' nervous system of a
man. I have, tried to make the parks a
home for the poor man and his family.
We need a charter that will place us In
a class with other cities. I expect we
will have a large bond Issue some day
for park and boulevard development,"
he added. v
Ply an for City Clerk.
After the assignment of the commis
sioners were made. City Olerk Flynn was
reappointed for three years. Three years
ago Mr. Flynn was nearly forgotten in
the rush of reorganisation. Comptroller
McDonald was confirmed for three years.
The council adopted the present rulee
and rejolved to meet at o'clock every
.Tuesday morning as formerly. The ooun
cll chamber was crowded and "the com
missioners' long table waa a garden of
beautiful flowers. i
Mar Be CkasctiA
The commissioners were In executive
conference In the afternoon for consid
eration ef appointive offices. 'There are
indications of prospective changes In the
offices of license Inspector, city prose
cutor and Inspector of weights and meat
The departments of police and sanita
tion and fire and building are under civil
service, which makes changes possible
only upon filing of charges. Commis
sioners Kugel.and Wlthnell of those de
partments say they contemplate no
Commissioner Drexel announces ha will
retain Dean Noyes, who Is foreman of
the asphalt repair work, and he will keep
Patrick,- Dennlson, foreman of the street
cleaning work. He said he will allow
John Lund and Clara Callahan to remain
In the office until Jun 1 If they wish.
He said he expects to find a place tor
Goodley Brucker, former city council
man. It Is understood he will also place
his brotber.-JIerman Drexel. In a posi
tion. " ,
Preliminary steps are being taken for
calling another big mass meeting on the
Leubject of river navigation. Progress of
river navigation and the establishment of
a municipal terminal is to be reported at
this time) so that Omaha business! men
Interested ' In navigation may see what is
being accomplished in this line. 'The Mis
souri river navigation committee of the
Commercial club is" desirous that the
people of Omaha become better informed
as to the purposes of Missouri river
navigation and its possibilities. . '
OF A LARGE BOUQUET
City Commissioner Jardlne received a
large bouu.uef flowers with a card
tearing the Inscription. "From the guns
uf tangible assets." Mr. Jardlne v'anta
Kills Himself Near
the High School
With only 4ft rents In his pocket, a mid
dle aged, unidentified man. whose In
itials are supposed to be "W. I. B.,"
bought carbolic arid, lay down beneath a
big tree In front of thet main entrance of
Central High school, drank almost two
ounces of the rol"on and died. Students
In a window of the school thought the
man waa Just sleeping, and his true con
dition waanot discovered until early
afternoon, a considerable time after the
poison was swallowed. '
Many students leaving school viewed
the body before Prs. Tamlsee and Carl
Shook pronounced, it dead and Obroner
Crosby took charge. He said tt was a
clear case of suicide.
The poison waa purchased at the Fax
ton hotel pharmacy. When Clerk Ed j
Mattlaon sold It, he ssked the man what
he wanted it for, and the would-be
sulrltle said 'to doctor the chickens.
Nothing was found In the man's pockets
except the almost empty poison bottle
and 15 cents, all that was left after
buying a quarter's worth of the acid.
The victim Is described as about five
feet tall, weighing 145 pounds, with sandy
brown hair, brown eyes, heavy grey
brown mustache and upper teeth bridged
and gold crowned. He was partially bald,
and wpre a brown-black sulth with white
pin stripe, ehoes with eleatlc sides, blue
striped shirt and white collar. The
initials "W. I, B." were marked on his
MUST GROW AN INCH TO
JOIN UNCLE SAM'S NAVY
' Barton von Peaker. station 8. Sioux
City, would grow for his country's sake.
Barton, wrote to the local navy recruit
ing office some, time ago making known
his burning desire to enlist as a wireless
operator. He gave some of his physical
plans and specifications, among them
being, "Height, sixty-three Inches."
He was Informed that he was one inch
too short In stature.
Sunday, a letter was received from him,
addressed to "Your Honor," and, In which
he says, "If you can give me time, 1
think I can grow an Incfi this summer.
I grew two and a half Inches last sum
mer." , i '
Thus is Barton taking thought to add
one Inch to his height. ''Assuming as cor
rect his statement of last summer's
growth, betting Is "even money" that
he'll gain the required lrtch.
MAY HAVE ANOTHER MASS
MEETING ON NAVIGATION
COLLEGE MEN TO LEAD IN .
A training school session -of three days
for young college men who will lead a
movement .by the young voters of Ne
braska to make Nebraska dry by 1916
will be held in Lincoln June 17, 18 and 19.
The college men will receive a course of
instructions ami then will promulgate the
prohibition movement Under the system
outlined. The plan is to have the leaders
assemble the younger voters of the
various communities to work for the
cause. . .
NO CHANGE IN JURY SYSTEM
UNTIL SEPTEMBER TERM
Jury Commissioner Moorhead Will ' In
stall his system of selecting Jurors next
August and present lists will be used
during the remainder of the spring term
of disctrlct court. .
"I believe that the new system should
be Initiated at the beginning of the term
of court," said the commissioner, "and
nce it was impossible to proofed under
the new law before the beginning of the
May term, no change will be made until
the September term." ,
ELKS GO TO FREMONT FOR
CONVENTION ON TUESDAY
A large delegation of Omaha Elks ex
pect to go to Fremont Tuesday for the
state convention of HSks at that place.
Many will go by automobile. Others will
take the 1:15 o'clock Northwestern train.
while others-will go by way of the Union
Pacflflo. Joe Stecher, the Nebraska won
der of the wrestling mat. Is to give some
mat exhibitions. with his brother, Anton,
for the entertainment of the Elks at Fre-
pnont, v '
QUINBY GOES TO HELP
SINGLE TAXERS IN DENVER
' State ' Senator Laurie J. Quinby left
yesterday for Denver, where he Is
to take an active part in the municipal
campaign which is to close at the elec
tion next Tuesday, May 18. The institu
tion a single tax policy for the munlo-l
irallty is an Issue In Denver at this time,
end it is to make a fight for this prin
ciple that Senator Quinby has gone to
Denver. . ..
8 Glhe People K3ay Kinw
The policy of this organization is to tell the publio
about its affairs.
' We believe the publio has a right to know how, we
operate and what we do with the moneywe collect.
In line with our general policy of frank and open
publicity, this is one of many of our plain talks with the
public about the telephone business as it affects the em
ployer, the employe and the tajr, payer.
The Bell System is a big tax payer, contributing
$11,000,000 in taxes each year, and we want to talk
frankly witbother tax payers. y
We are interested in better schools, cleaner streets
and more beautiful parks that our taxes and yours help
provide. . " " .
ABOUT "WATERED STOCK"
S. mm ..h ii , . s mm-m, ... ..r
' It has never been claimed by any reputable authority
that there is any "water" in Bell Telephone stock.
That a dollar has been actually invested for every dol
lar's worth of stock that has been issued, has been proved
beyond all doubt by hundreds of impartial investiga
tions by commissions and governing bodies.
The Bell System-is conceded to be the best constructed '
and best, equipped telephone system in the world, yet the
capitalization of the Company is less per telephone than
that of any other comprehensive telephone system on
earth. That alone ought to answer any charges of over
In Nebraska the Bell Company on an honest capitaliza
tion is earning lessthan an 8 per cent dividend.
The Bell System as a nation-wide institution has hot
paid more than an-8 per cent dividend for many years.
The ability to obtain money for investment in any .
enterprise depends upon tne confidence that people have
that the money will be safe in it and that reasonable divi
dends will be paid promptly.
In any business money is as necessary as employes.
Without capita there can be no employment of labor.
Without employment ' of labor the whole community
suffers.. . 7 y- . ' ' , . "
- -That is the reason the Bell Company has nu. :o every
eff 6rt to pay fair dividends, believing that it was for the
best interests of the whole public. .., ' '
.' In any business where the profits are as small as in
' the telephone industry, money for new improvements can
not be obtained out of profits. The only source of reve
nue is from having money invested, and the investment
of money will not be made without reasonable expectation
of a fair profit, r ,
Why do we lay aside each year a certain amount of
money wa call a "reserve fund?" Because such a fund
is essential to meet extraordinary expenditures such as
sleet storms, tornadoes or other sudden increases in ex
penses or reduction in revenues.
If the Bell Telephone organization did not provide
an adequate reserve it would be justly accused of bad
A reserve fund must also be sufficient to provide for
sudden fluctuations in the rates for borrowed money and
the cost of materials, and for safety in times of feverish
and uncertain business conditions such as all big organ
izations have had to meet the last year.
PENSIONS FOR APED EMPLOYES
Without a cent of expense to the employes, the Bell
. ' System has provided pensions for aged employes and
continued the wages of those disabled by accident or
sickness, and provided for dependent relatives of em
ployes. ' ' .
The last year benefits were paid in 20,915 cases of
disability or death and over 200 employes were given
pensions. The total money expended toese purposes .
during the year was a little over a million dollars.
The majority, of the payments were made to employes
whose loss of wages by sickness or accident would have
been a hardship to their families. v
' The public as a whole benefits by this welfare work
as much as the employes. Contented, happy, and well
' satisfied employes work harder and give the public more
courteous, efficient and dependable service.
EMPLOYES AS STOCKHOLDERS
That money Invested in the Bell Telephone System is
considered safe and that the concern is well managed
may be pretty well demonstrated by the fact that, one .
employe In every five, or more than 30,000 employes in
all who know the inside of the business, are stockholders.
In many cases stock owned by employes is purchased
by the employe paying for a little each month, the divi
dends being applied in paying for the stock at the same
-time. - : , : '
". y This plan lias been termed "profit sharing.' It is
more than that. It is an investment, by which thevem
' ploye becomes, a proprietor and occupies the dual rela-T
tion of owner and employe. It is a plan to aid employes
to become part owners of the Company and earn money
not only as wages, but by dividends on their investment.'
; . v t r x i
. Nearly one person in every, thousand in. this country
is a stockholder fax the Bell Telephone System.
We Advertise So That the People May Know,
NEBRASKA- TELEPHONE COMPANY
1 t '
MRS. PETERS IS. REPORTED
IN DANGEROUS CONDITION
Following a fall at Twentieth and Har
ney streets Saturday night, while alight
ing from a' street ear, Mrs. Cora Peters
is reported to be In serious condition at
Lord Lister hospital. She la a delegates
from- Abilene. Ken., to the Lutheran
missionary convention here. Her age, 71
years, made a severe injury to her bead
all the more dangerous.
LUXUS HIT BAKER HARD
AND WIN FROM TOWNSENDS
Dennison's Lnxus machine came into
Its own Sunday and defeated the strong
Town send team. 14 to 1. Holland held
the Townsend tribe to three, hits, while
Wes Baker was hammered for eleven
and gave eight bases on balls and beaned
INVENTORY FILED OF
MRS. DUFRENE'S ESTATE
An Inventory of the estate of the late
Mrs. i:iixiitl) Dufrenc tiled by the
recutri, Mrs KliiaW-tli Hill, shows a
tutal valuations of KSft.ftjO. tHe greater
pert of which Is represented Ly Oi.iaha
Co m par o -Our Prlcos; Thon You'll Como Horo to Guy.
REED AND FIBRE PORCH FURNITURE.
OUR VALUES CAN'T
SEE OUR LINE OF SUBSTANTIAL PORCH ROCKERS FROM
$1.75 AND UP ALL STYLES.
YOU'LL DO BETTER
AT THE HOME. -
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