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TUh JINK: UMAUA, Til I HSDA V, .1AM. AH V -', l!lli.
LABOR IS SURE TO
COME TO ITS OWN I
John Haynei Holmes Sayi the Time I
Will Come for Industrial
Disputes to Go.
TELLS OF RULE OF B AEONS;
"The Industrial despot of tbe
Rockefeller type must go Just ts
orely as the despot who ruled in the
political world by .'divine right Jim
one." said John Haynes Holmes,
, Unitarian lecturer of New York, In
- hit address to the Commercial club
at a public affairs luncheon at noon.
"In the political world all through
history we had despots who ruled by
tflrlne right, aocalled. Here and
there in the pages of ancient history
we find that ' a 'benevolent despot'
ruled. By a'benevolent despot they
Imply referred to a king who by
some chance, had a vision, and ruled
with some wisdom for the good of
big people. Just so today we have
the benevolent despot in the persons
of Henry Ford and Patterson of the
' Caen Register fame. But the very
- Tacv mil inry am bo nuvcu mu iu
much talked about shows bow rare
"T da not wonrtpr that, some peoplo have
become so enthusiastic ovrr the , rood
these men have accomplished that they
believe here Is the soluLlon to the whole
Industrial problem. To my mind, however,
it la not a solution at alt. These 'be
nevolent despots' of the Industrial world
cannot live forever, any more than the
benevolent despots of the political history
f ancient lands Uved forever. When they
pasa en their sons or helra will take hold
of the management, and there Is no guar
anty whatever that the business will be
conducted along the same benevolent
Id Bearlai at the Bottom.
"No, I have no faith in this revolution
that begins at the top snd works down
ward, I have more faith In the revolu
tion that begins at the bottom and works
pward. I have more faith In the revolu
tion that begins In the sentiment of the
workers who auffer at tha hands of the
"The establishment of trades unions,
the timed shop, and all that. Is nothing
snore than tha fight for democracy In
The speaker declared that democracy
haa rained auch a bold In England that
conscription there will come only on the
terana the labor people will dictate.
"There they have a silly little puppet,"
"he said, ""a, tailor's model, who alts In
Buckingham palace and wears the braid
as a kind of symbol of tha government,
but ha haa absolutely no power except
what the cabinet glvea him, and the cabi
net glvea him only what tha people allow
me cabinet to give blm. The Houae of
(Lords used to cut a large figure In tha
affairs of government, but when they at
tempted to ' interfere with the Lloyd
George budget they were shorn of their
power so quickly they are even yet won
dering how it happened."
. The sneaker cited what k. ...
- " ... i t j 1 1 u n
me ridiculous situation of -Rockefeller
practically controlling Colorado and
calling the t'nlted States itself to time
In the big strike situation of a few
years ago. "When tha situation grew
aertoua." aald the speaker, "the preal
dent ef the United Statea aent an am
bassador to . call n King Rockefeller
Just as exactly aa ha would send an am
bassador to call at the court of a
foreign land. And that ambassador bad
t knock on the door of the Rockefeller
castle Jusv eiaetly aa he would at the
palace ef a foreign king. And Jut as
a despot of old would sit In his palace
and decide whether to give audience or
whether to' oonstder the . propositions
made, so this Industrial despot decided
tbe terma of the president of, the
president cf the Vnlted States could not
Labor Tomes to Its Owi,
Tha speaker declined that tnojgh one
ba socialist, or follower, cf any ,other
Induatrial philosophy, he must recognise
that tha change .would eventually come,
and that labor ami come to its own. and
that Juot aa Ourth. tha swineherd of
Beotfa "Ivmjjhoe." chained to bis pig pen
at night by a ateol collar, haa come to
bis own. so the blackened miner In
tbe pit will in: centuries to coma reach
hla proper level, and will be oontroling
the induatrial altuatlon Instead of the
industrial baron of today.
"It is only a phase of the age's long
fight f of democracy," ' he said.
YHY IS IT THE LITTLE FELLOW
ALWAYS HAS THL b$ SHOVEL AND THE. BIQ rcLLCW
ft AS W SHALL ONE ?
ANOTHER VICTIM OF r:(" ljffi
UN PR EPA RED NESS . J3J
For Crandall of
Omaha graduates of Cornell unlver.lt v
are Interested In the hanauet tn bo
given at the Hotel Breslln, New York
City, Friday evening at which Professor
Rmerltua Chsrles I Crandall will be tha
guest of honor. Prof. Crandall la retir
ing after forty-one years of active teach
ing. Aa a testimonial of their regard for
him, the graduates of tha College of Civil
Engineering have raised a fund of $.1,000
which will be formally presented to tha
university at the banquet, the Income to
be used to furnish prises for specially
good work by undergraduates on sub
jects assigned by Prof. Crandall.
rror. crandall'a Influence, it la asserted,
haa been stamped on American engineer
ing during the last four dnrarfea in.
experiments on bridges carrying fast
trains nave contributed vastly to knowl
dga and In geodesy his work Is far in
advance of any similar work, Ha la
member of many learned aocietlea Grad
uates or nis courses fill high positions in
the engineering world.
Speakers at the New Tork banquet will
" -rwaiui!ni j. j. ecnurman, Cornell uni
versity; Dean E. K. Haskell. ClvlP Engi
neering college; Prof. Crandall and Dr.
A. H. Sharps, ooach of laat year'a cham
plonahlp foot ball team.
Tha prlte fund Presentation anearh m
ba made by Wlllard Beahan, '78, a famoua
ioot oau piayer In hla day.
SPECIAL MUSICAL EVENINGS
AT IM MANUEL BAPTIST
Ileglnnlng with FVbruarv a . .
8unday evening of each month the choir
at Immanuel Daptlst church. Twenty,
fo-irth and Plnknev. Undor Ilia illnMI..
of Johanna Anderson, will give a special
Russ Lose Eight-Day
Battle in Caucasus,
Says Turkish Report
CONSTANTINOPLE Jan. 19i-Vla
Amsterdam and London.) The following
official statement was Issued at Turk
ish army headquarters:
"Caucasian, front: The Russians, who
sustained considerable losses In conse
quence of our violent attacks and owing
to our reinforcements were compelled to
abandon their attacks along the entire
front. Despite eight days' of very violent
offensive operations by superior enemy
forces, apart from slight changes, the
situation remains favorable to us. There
Is otherwise no new development."
BY MRSJL F. MOHR
Note Alleg-ed to Ha?e Been Written
by Defendant in Murder Case
WITH PHYSICIAN WHEN KILLED
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Jan. 19.
A letter containing a threat to kill
Miss Emily Burger and alleged to
have been written by Mrs. Elizabeth
F. Mohr, who is on trial for the mur
der of her husband, Dr. C. Franklin
Mohr, wag Introduced by the prose
cution today. George. W. Rooks also
testified that Mrs. Mohr told him
she could hire a couple of thugs to
kill her husband.
Miss Burger, who wss wounded when
Mohr was shot, was his private secretary,
snd the stste claims that Jealousy of her
was one of the motives that led Mrs.
Mohr to employ Cecil Brown and Henry
Spellman, negroes, to murder her hue
band. Rooks Is a brother-in-law of Miss Bur
ger. On cross-examlratlon he denied that
be bad been Jealous of the physician's
attentions to MHs Burger or had tried to
ptejudice Mrs. Mohr against her husband,
Mote Is Admitted.
Rooks first Identified a postcard Mrs.
Mohr wrote lilm warning him to keep hU
sister-in-law away from her husband.
He then Identified a letter he received
from Mrs. Mohr on December I, 1918. It
was allowed to go Into tha record over
the objection of counsel for the defense.
It read in part:
"My son Charles has told me that his
father has taken Mm three times to call
on Miss Burgr. I am going to get after
her. Hhe Is not going to get the best of
ma. I will kill her before I'm through
with the whole matter. Phe Is a low per
son, when she won't listen to a good
woman like me, who asks her to atay
sway from ray husband. She will be sorry
before many days.
Threats in rtiarerutlaa.
slster-ln-Isw ts deceiving you. .I'm not
going to put up with it. Please look into
the matter and don't "let her Jolly you.
I give her fair warning."
Rooks told of conversations he had
with Mrs. Mohr between December. l!l:l.
and June, 114, snd said she had ex
pressed herself as very bitter toward h r
"She aald she could hire a couple of
thiisra to miirli-r her husband," be said.
"She also said sho hoped he would get
killed by his automobile."
In response to questions by the prose
cution the witness stated Mrs. Mohr hnd
ssld Miss Burger would never live to
marry ber husband, that she would kill
her first. He said Mra Mohr hsd said
she would give ber huabsnd a divorce If
he would give her IV.OOO and the Middle
town estate. He said he went to see
Arthur Crushing, cne of Mrs. Mohr's at
torney!, about the threats.
Denies Talk with Mra. Mohr.
On cross-eannlnatlon the witness de
nied that he ha told Mrs. Mohr In 1!H2
he could eontrjl Miss Burger.
"Didn't you meet Mrs. Mohr on Elm
wood svenue, and didn't she tell you she
loved her husband, and didn't you tell
her, 'A nice girl like yon shouldn't wsste
your time with a fellow like hlm?,M
"Did not Mrs. Mohr tell. you she called
up Miss Burger and asked her to stop j
going around with her husband,' and that I
Miss Burger had promised to keep away,
and didn't Miss' Burger tell Dr. Mohr.
and didn't Mrs. Mohr tell you that as a
consequence the doctor beat her?"
"I think she showed me some marks."
Rooks denied that he had tried to get
Mrs. Mohr to go to dinner with him. "nr
that he had told her Dr. Mohr was a
scoundrel and he would like to 'put a
couple of bullcta Into him?' "
tme no cimneE
Fred Baker with
Intent to Kill
A complaint charging shooting with
Intent to kill was filed in police court
Wednesday morning against Kred Baker,
city dump watchman. A bullet from his
revolver seriously wounded Ida Stroud,
9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
rrsnk- Stroud. Zf2 North Thirteenth
The) child. "with her brothers, was play
ing soldier, when Baker shot to warn
some men away from the dump, he eniil.
The bullet almost cost the child's life.
She was In the hospital for a month.
Baker pleaded not guilty to the charge
snd will be given a hearing next Tuesday.
Ryndam is Beached,
Cause of Accident
is Still a Mystery
ORAVESEND, Jan. 19.-The Ryndam
Is beached on a muddy shoal about five
miles below Oravcsend. No one Is per
mitted to aprpoach the vessel, liven the
ship'a officers are not permitted to come
ashore except for the purpose of con
sulting officials of the steamship com
pany. No lights are permitted at night
on the deck.
Read The Boe Want Ads. It pays!
Tha Omaha Merchants Express, al
though tha victims of a colossal firs,
are in business on a greater and grander
srale than aver before. The aama able
Staff, the aame ample equipment,' tlx
same elf.clent service. The head office
(Douglaa 172) - la temporarily at room 7,
Union station, 9th and Jackson Streets.
Other offloes and phones unchanged. W.
8. Jardlne, O. W. Johnson, O. F. Wast.
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Home Builders Pay
Large Dividends to.
Stockholders - of 'tha Home Builders
have Just received checks for dividends
at the rate of aU per cent on the par
value of their, ahsres. .This la at the
rata of 1 per cent on tbe book value of
M.li per share. In addition, the surplus
bsa Increased sufficiently to make the
shares worth 11. 18 each.
lst year waa a prosperous one for tha
company, its resources bolng Increased
by UU0.0U. The directors Intend to In
crease the capital stock from Utw.uuii to
IWO.OOO at their annual meeting January
Those who invested In Home Builders
four years ago have received cash
dividenda amounting to Ijk on each tiuo
Invested and stock has Increased In
value 1(1 per share.' The company has
stockholders in fourteen states. From
Inquiries received frura distant points
ecretary Khimer Is convinced advertis
: lag In Tha Omaha Bee la read by readers
ver a vast territory.
Financial Statement, January 1st, 1916
Certified by Public Accountant ... ..
F.eal Estate Mortgages and Contracts J
I ncompleted Building Contracts. . . . . ,
Stocks and Bond ...
lxians on Home Builders' Stock
Furniture, and Fixtures 1,076.45
Cash on hand and with Fiscal Agents 63,571.80
Capital Stock . ., 9163.9S8.00
Accounts Payable for labor and material on dwel
lings under construction (not yet due)
Ford Hospital Company, subscription account....
Surplus and Undivided Prot.lt.....,..,.,....,,.
Total , ....$227,578.8:?
Total $227.678. sa
We hereby certify that we have audited the business of the Home Builders, (Inc.) for six months ending December 31st,
1915, and we further certify that the above etateuient is in accordance with their books and records on January 1st, 1916.
Signed this lMh day of January, 1916.
(Signed! H. A. DWOKAK. DWORAK ACCOUNTING COMPANY,
Certified Public Accountant, 433-437 Rauige Bldg., Omaha, Nebr. - .
Total rjjet Earnings on $100.00 Invested tn Home Builders'
Shares 4 Years Ago.
, e a
Inne 70, 1912
December 31. 1915.
June 30, 1913
December 31, 1913.
June 30, 1914..
December 11, 1914 ,
June 30, 1912
December 31, 1915,
January 1, 1916
Total Cash Dividends. .. .
Premium on Cash
100 Shares Div.
. . . .... $ 3.50
...$ 2.00 3.S8
... 6.00 3.67
... K.Otl , 3.7S
... 10.00 3.83
... 12.00 3.9
.;. 1C.00 4.0G
... 18.00 ....
OVER 11 XET EARXIXGS
On every $100 invested by shareholders 4 years ago,
they have received $33.80 cash dividends, and the value of
shares has advanced $18.00, making a total earning of $51.80.
Any shareholders converting shares Into cash before July
1st, would receive 1.16 per share, which' Is the resent book
value, less the last surplus dividend. This gives the share
holder a premium ef $16.00 In addition to $33.80 already re
reived In cash dividends, or a total of $49.80 aet earnings
during tbe 4 Vi years. This is 911.66 per year, or over 11
pr annum for the time the money was invested.'
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Sis special tralnloads of hemp from tba
Fhlllppinaa aia now enrouta from bcattla
to Calcaao over tha Union Pacific rail,
way. Tha berap. SA cars. Is const nad to
tha International Harvester corapauy of
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of nemo ware produced la tin Philippines.
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Resources Surplus. on Par.
$ 17,127.65 f -7
Sl,05.8 1,134.80 ..7
56.055.40 3, 543. 57 7,14r0
81,364.04 6,558.65 7.35
85,303.39 . 8.7J1.86 7.66
11C. 805. 19 H.707.77 7.70
184.685.72 17.966.i3 7.84
173,063.14 " 8S.17S.S1 ' 7.98
227.578.88 39,518.76 8.12
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.Authorized Capital Stock, $100,000.00.
.Authorized Capital Stock, S200.000.00.
.Authorized Capital Slock. S50O.0O0.00.
I customer profit by tha
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