Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 19, 1916, Page 4, Image 4

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Till; HKK: OMAHA, WKDXKNDAY. .f ANLATiV 10, 1916.
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General Freight Agent cf the Bur
lington Sayi He Prefers to
Haul Here.
, Railroad officials, especially those
representing roads that operate In
southern Nebraska, take exceptions
to the statement of Ed P. Smith,
who asserts that these, lines discrim
inate against Omaha and In favor of
Kansas city In the matter of rates
on prain hauled to this and the
Kansas City market.
! Miirlin(ron sr.rt Tlock Inland railroad
freight official afflert that not only doM
Omaha have an adrantaae over Kansas
Oty In the matter of grain rates from
moat of the south Nebraska stations, hut
tat It has a decided advantage In' the
hiatter of rates on merchandise. In sup
port of this contention they assert that
Khlle the distance from St. Tyrol to
Omaha Is 415 miles by the short line and
ibe distance from St. tiouls to Ksnsas
C"y 177 miles, the rates are the same. Oft
ents per MO pounds on first class; 45
cents on second, 35 on third and 37 cents
n fourth class freight. Thus, they a
ert, Omaha enjoys a distinct advantage
In' merchandise freight.
Holeomb lira t'aaea.
General Freight Agent Holcomh of the
W.nrlltiston asserts thst In a crcot num
ter of Instances from stations along the
Burlington in southern Nebraska and
here the distance la much less, the rate
6n grain Is much grester to Ksnsss City
rhsn to Omaha David City Is cited ss
ne of -the Instsnces.
I Tha rata between Kansas City and St.
Iuia and between Omaha and St. liuls
Ca tha aame, cents per bushel on wheat.
This I on account of an arrangement
made several years ago. Prior to that
the differential was In favor of Kansas
t Into Omaha tha David City rata Is H OT
fents and Into Kansss City 1!. cents. The
I cents added to Its rate from either
Omaha or Kansss City Into St. IaiiI
Jrinss the total charge up to M.07 cents
er bushel on . grain going to St. Ixiiils
Ihrough the Omaha market and Sft.ft rents
if shipped by way of Kansas City. The
Instance, It Is aaserted, from David city
J.y way of .Kansas CUy to St. Louis Is
16 miles, whereas by wsy of Orrlaha It
Js B7.
Z Cheaper from Dareheater.
Z Dorchester la In
Some Lumberman of This Burg
is Out One Fine Silk Umbrella
On more msn has been found In the
world who did not know Omaha Is a
real city.
Chnrlcs A. Shourds of Atlantic City. N.
J., went out of his wav to stop off at
Omaha and return an umbrella he had
borrowed of an Omaha lumberman while
at the San Franciaro exposition.
He stepped offat the ptatinn and In
qulted for the nesreat lumber yards, lie
wss hustled Into the elrvator and ordered
to consult tho city directory.
When he stumbled out of the elcator
he began to blink blsnkly st the great
stone pillars and st the smaslng sticcea
slon of street cars.
"Why why, is this Omaha, or did I
get off st the wron station?' he mum
bled, ss he readjusted his glasses.
'Paper, mtMer. paper?'- c : Imed a l.nlf
doaen newsbnya, as they flocked around
the bewildered figure. "Sure llila
Omaha, paper?"
Baffled and bewildered. Mr. Shourds
took a csr uptown. t'plown. "somewhere--
he got off. lt did not know,
where, but lie did not went to ride for
ever, ao he "Just got off."
He turned in a dozen circles like a top
that has lost Its momentum, for he
wsnted to return a valuable umbrella to
a lumberman of Omaha who had loaned
It to him In San Francisco. When he
asked who wer" the lumber dealers In
Omnha be wss regnrded as a "nut" by
those he arcosted on the street.
"Why there sre thousands Of lumber
men here." he was told.
Again he resdjusted his glasses, and
stored 'at the eighteen-story buildings
towering above him. '
, lie bad forgotten the name of the
lumberman Who loaned him the umbrella,
but ho felt sure he could find him Just
around the corner from the depot. One
always run In a country town.
Me consulted a directory, and finally
stumbled into the of flea of Walrath
Sherwood, then C. N. Diatl ft Co.. then
the Dodda Lumber company, and still he
had found no owner for the . umbrella.
At the Dodda office he was told It wss
hopeless to try to find his msn In Omaha
unless he knew his name or hsd at least
some Idea of" the first letters in the
man's name.
"Well, 1 swan." exclaimed the east
erner. '
And he atopped aboard the train and
wss hurled to his home at Broadwalk
and Delaware avenue, Atlantic City.
N. J.
Meantime one lumberman in Omaha Is
out a fine umbrella for not Impressing
it upon bis acquaintances at the exposi
tion that Omaha Is a metropolitan burg.
The Nehrsska-Iowa lllsu-cns Dealers'
association, whoae membership comprlt-ea
sixty-five representative of the Ne
braska niau-gaa compsny, convened here
Mondav fir the exchsnge of tdeaa and
to promote their Interests. These meet
ings are held every three months.
Charles F. Chase of Atlsntlc, la.. Is
prealdent. and If. Msrcher of Ne
braska City Is secretary of the orgsn
Isation. The compsny occupies a block
on Iloyd street, le'wern Twenty-FCV-enth
and Twenty-eighth streets.
The sssociation was in aesslon yester
day and concluded the meeting by giv
ing a theater party Inst evening. Presi
dent Chase reportrd last year as the best
year of the organization and predicted
thst IW would exceed previous years.
Ordinances authorizing the sale of $.V
(tvt park, $lf.s xewcr snd lVVK inter
section bonds -vere psssed by the clty
eotincll. Thli act 'on Is according to a
provision of the city chnrter.
Mrs. Margaret Williams of Logan,
la., Hangi Self with Cord from
Her Bath Robe.
Despondent from long suffering
with a nervous ailment, Mrs. Mar
garet Williams, 4 7, wife of Dr. David
Williams of Logan, Ia Tuesday
morning went to the bathroom of
the Rlrcta Knoll sanitonum, 2211
St. Mary's avenue, where she was
1 ting treated, and, with the . cord
from her bath robe, hung herself to
a book on the, wall.
She was found dead at 7.3't a. m. by
jWIss .Msrcle Frassrr, head nurse at the
I aanltorluni. Corner Crosby took charge
the aouthern part of I of tha body. Dr. Williams was out In the
Nebraska. Mr. Holeomb contends that
3he rate from there Into St. Louts by way
f Omaha la 156 cents per bushel, a
stistanca of 643 miles, where the rats by'
ray of Kansas City, a distance of 61S
Jnlles, Is 18.(5 cents per mile.
Curtis Is another example that tha
wiurllngton officials cite as an Illustration
Jo ahow that the road they represent Is
rot discriminating In favor of Kansas
5'ity and against the Omaha grain mar
ket. From . Curtis, In the western part
f the atate, the rate on wheat to Omaha
li s centa per bushel and Into Kansss
J'lty 1, making the total rate Into fit.
alouia by way of Omaha 19.9 and tha
1st by way of Kansas City 24.(. The
Jilntanie by way of, Omaha la 729 and by
way of Kansas City CM mllea. Said Mr.
J Moat Fa tor Omaha.
J "These, are Juet a few of the Instances,
As a rule, from all Nebraska points on
ihe Burlington lines the ratea sre less
than Into Kansaa City. There are a few
points In tha extreme southern portion of
tha state, where the distance to Kansas
City is much less, the ratea are slightly
higher than Into Omaha..
The Burlington Is working for tha
Omaha grain market, aa It naturally
ahould. for If It geta a car of wheat from
any atatlon on Its Nebraska lines and
btlngs It Into Omaha, tha chances are
decidedly favorable for getting It when It
mbvea out of the Omaha elevator and
goea on to fit. Louis or Chicago. Whereas.
If the car la hauled to Kansas City,
are' not so certain of getting the haul
beyond. It being more likely to . o over
some other road than If brought to
Ratea ay Eeaea.
Sir. Holeomb points to tha fact that In
freight rata making the country Is
thrown Into sonrs. In handling shipments
nut of these sones, there might be soma
lolnt In a certain sone where a rate to
a certain point would be much higher
than to some other market than the one
to' which tha majority of tha points In
the' cone would ahlp. This might look
like discrimination, but on the whole,
ha, asserts that the rates would fully
equalise themselves. '
According to the present plan of mak
ing.' rates, Mr. Holeomb asserts that those
oik grain into Omaha are fully In line
and If anything, a little to the advantage
of the Omaha market, aa agalart that
at 'Kansas City. , ., .., ,
country making a call, when news of his
w ife's suicidb reached him. . He rushed
to Omaha In his auto.
Mrs. Williams had been a 'patient at
the aanitorlum aince last October snd
before that time was at Clarkson hos
pital. She was prominent socially and in
organizations at Logan, where the fam
ily had lived for ten or fifteen years.
Two Children Survive.
Two children, Margaret, 17, and riillip,
l, attend the lxgan Higli school. A sis
ter, Mrs. Laura Oleeson, lives at Coun
cil Hluffe.
Mrs. Williams' desth was a great shock
to the ssnltorlum nurses . who never aus
lected that ahe might take her life, but
watched her closely all the time. Life had
been extinct about two hours when the
body was discovered. No one hsd heard
the patient leave her room and go to the
Miss Clertrude Held Fmlth, proprietor of
the ssnltorlum, is said to be In New
York now. Besides Miss Trasser, the
y.ead ' nurse. Miss Mary Wagner and
Howard Cote, both employed at the place,
.helped to cut down the body.
The foroner esys no Inquost will be held
unless requested by the husband,, aa the
case was clearly one of suicide.
John A. Kyler. live stock agent, and S.
B. Howard. Immigration agent, both of
the Burlington, and J. Kane, general
freight aent of the Vnlon raclfic, have
Hone to Denver to attend tha annual
meeting of the' .National Western Live
Stock-show thst Is being held this week.
Nate Denny, head hog buyer for Armour
& Co, also has gone as a Judge In the
hog division of the show.
Next Murder Trial
' Will Be the Case of
: RellyM. Smith
The next murVr trial to be held In dis
trict court is the sse of the stste against
ilrlly M. Smith, who la. charged with
shooting to deatn Mrs. Frances Campbell
iH October 31.
The county attorneys tifflce Is already
nreiaring for in tr'al. which. It Is now
thought, probably wf)l begin one week
from next Ma.iday.
U la understood that the defence will
1 that the gui with which Mrs. Camp
bell was kill ras accidentally dis
charged during a scuffle.
Police Officers Go
to Lincoln for Suit
Chief of Police Henry W. Dunn. Cap
tain of Detectlvea Bteve Maloney and
Detective John Dunn have gone to Lin
coln, where they are defendants In a
damage ault for alleged falsa arrest,
brought by a woman who waa held aa
a witnesa In tha murder case of Bunk
cltrk Nlckell at the Hasel McVey re-
- - siamnvain feHCf SB I
fralgbt and . paaaeoser agent of the
Waftarloo. Cdr F-alta M K t. ii
way company, aa electric line operating
wun general otTloes at
, Waterloo. U In the city. He asserts tliet
t'b freight and passanger buainesa en t'lecrtrtc U like W-at In the history of
(he load and tuat there ,as bee a a te-
, M4 iipi4-inent In roiid!t;ona since
.'..ut Hi ln-Jdt of i Xovrinbcr.
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Is Life
Worth Living?
It Depends Upon the Liver.
Wrong living is the cause of most physical ills and
generally' stomach ami liver are first to suffer.
Coffee drinking 'is a very common cause of di
gestive disorder, but it usually takes' the user some"
time to fully realize it. Fact is some people drink
coffee with seeming impunity, hut when disturbances
of the digestive organs result in headache, biliousness,
irritability and other, common symptoms of caffeine
poisoning it's time for the oof fee, drinker to look to his
morning beverage for the true cause.'
For any coffee drinker who finds that his health
is wrong, but don't know just why, it's a good idea to
quit the coffee and xiso
the pure food-drink
Made of wheat and a small amount of molasses,
Postum has a rich, snappy flavour much like that of
mild Java coffee yet contains no caffeine (the drug in
coffee) nor other harmful element.
There are. two forms of Fostum. The original
Postum Cereal must be boiled; Instant Postum is
soluble in boiling water and can bo made in the cup at
table. Both kinds are equally delicious and the cost
per cup is about tho same.
A change from coffee to Postum is a good move
toward right living.
"There's a Reason"
Send a S cent slao p to I'oatuni Cereal Co., Ltd., at Battle
Creek, Mtih., for a 5-cup sauiple of InMaiil I'oMuui.
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opinion about an automobile large enough for
five or six people to cost not more than $700
or $800. .
I wanted to servo these people, but "would not take on a car that I could not indorse from every
T have had my eye on the Dort for some time; in fact, made a contract for it last year, but could
not get a sufficient number to warrant handling it last season.
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It is 4-eylinder, 5-passenger and sella for $650.
Not only has this car been successfully built and marketed for several years, but I have dealt
with these people for the last 20 years. Increased production, induced by satisfied owners, now
enables the manufacturers to sell the car $93 under last year's price, including full equipment.
The car is a better car than it was last year better equipped and with more refinement.
loday the Dort is known the country over. 1,000 cars a month
are required to take care of Dort dealers, with another increase of
production in sight. -
I cftn conscientiously recommend and sell the Dort, and am ready for orders.
We have a good dealer's contract and open territory in Nebraska and Iowa. We
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