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TOE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 30, 1916.
Dinner to Be Given at Commercial
Club Recalls Omaha's First
YOST Df REMINISCENT MOOD
The telcphon dinner to be given
at tho Commercial club rooms Tues
day noon, May 2, recalls to the minds
of eome elderly Omaha men and
women the advent of the first tele
phone In this city, which event oc
curred during July, 1879. At this
telephone dinner the attendants will
listen to conversations between, par
ties In New York and San Fran
cisco, covering an eipanse of 8.600
miles, it was only thirty-seven jean
ago 'that the first convertatlon waa
carried on over a telephone wire In
thla cliy. The exact date was July
14, U79, when the exchange In thi!
1,'nlon block. Fifteenth and Farnarn
atreets, was formally opened.
Casper 11 Toet, presllent of tha Ne
braska Telephone company, waa enjoying
h! noonday pipe when Guy Pratt, com
mercial superintendent of th company,
dropp-d In with visitor. The conver
nation adverted in the growth of t he
telephone, from a crude affair thlrty
wveii jears ago In thla city, to tha pra-ent-day
trariirontlnetital arrvlr. Mr.
Yofit pointed to a framed card hanging
on a wall In Ma office. Mr. J'latt held
the card toward the light and made the
ohaervatlon that II waa tho flrt tele
phone directory of Omaha. Ylii are
namee of 131 sutucrlber In the Hal. Mat
Meyer, muslri dealer on Farnarn atreet,
la aald to hav been the flrat aubacrlber.
F.dward Boaewater'a realdonce Ulaphone
aa Indicated at 140 Farnarn atreet, and
The Bee at M Farnarn atreet. W, A.
Paxton bad a telephone In hta office at
Kighleenlh and Farnarn atreela.
Oraont.ed In 1T.
The Omaha Kleetrlc company waa lha
name of the concern organized In May,
Ki. to transact a telephone bualneaa In
Omaha. The offkera were: (', W, Mead,
prtaHent, J. J. IHckey, vc president;
I.. If. Kortjr, a-cretary trcaaurer. The
atockholdera were J. 11. If. Clark, W, A,
Faiton, J. T. Hark, J. W. Gannett,
Thomas 1 Kimball and If. K. Jennlaon,
Tho openlna of the exchanae In the
1'nlon block waa an aiiaplrlona event.
There were twenty -soven rirrulta or
lines, on efi of which there were from
threa to aeven lelephnnea. There '.era
no Individual llnea In Ihoae days.
A ruenpapiT man wrote the follnwlna 1
eplanatlin of how a connection waa
made: The itianager at the White Lead
wuik wlrhe to communicate with the
Pineltlnir worka. Ha annuls central of.
fire wlili two rlrifra. Tho operator re
aponda by aoundlna two belli, which la
lha ejirnal for the 14 Works man lo
take, Ilia phone off the hook, and then
tat that he denlira rnniielon with
the fcnisltlng worka. Operator rays, "All
HKht." Lend worka man than, replace t
hla phone on the hook. Operator signals
Kmelllnu worka by the number of belle
heloriffttig to thai elation, Aa roon aa the
tSmrlflng worka respond tpertor tint I
flea litm that the tnd worka wlehea to
communl ale wllh him. Operator makea
the connection with Iad worka circuit
and rings the bell for Lead worka man
lo taka hla phone off the hook and "aa
ahead " The central telephona la ao ar
lanuM that it can tie placed In the cir
cuit without Interrupting the partlea us
Ina the circuit. Thua the operator can
find out when they are through talklna,
when nhe dleconnecta them and Ihe cr
cult I ready for another connection.
The telephoriea of each circuit were In
' connection with earn other Independent
of central offlcea. When calling a parly
on, lh aamn circuit the auhacrlher would
ring a combination, which would be
recoanlied by the party he wished, to
speak lo. When he recognized the ring
of tho other party, he would take hla
receiver off and proceed to converse. Ob
viously only ona peraon on any circuit
could talk at one time. Converaatlon was
limited to three mlnutee.
At (he forthcoming llephone dinner
at the Commercial club tnere will be
men who can remember the flrat time
they conversed over A telephone In
Omaha. At thla dinner they will hear
the human voice flashed acroaa the wire
from eoaat to coaat; they will hear the
nolae of Broadway' traffic In New York
City, and the wavea of Ihe Pacific ocean
daubing agalnat the Heal Ilocka at San
Franclaco. They will hear dlallnctly two
men, one at New York and the other at
flan .Franrlaco, conversing, and they will
understand every word aa plainly aa If
they were talking to a friend In thla
And think of It," remarried Mr. Yoat,
aa ha duated the old framed telephone
directory on the wall, "today we have
Ifl.oot) aubacrlbera In Greater Omaha, the
aeeond city In the United Blatea ly ths
number of telcphonea per population."
HUMMEL HAS BIG
Wants to Sound Out the Publio to
See if Omaha Is Ready to
Extend It Plans,
MUCH WORK NOW UNDER WAY
Dike Keeps Flood
Waters from Lake
Although ihe Missouri, river la cloae to
the flood stag, caused by the melting
anow In Ihe monntalne, the atreet rail
way company la not experiencing any
trouble from water overflowing Into
Last year during the spring rlae of
the Missouri the water from the river
ran Into the lake, but a recurrence haa
heert prevented by the conatructlon of a
Marh embankment built along Ihe river
aide of the lake. The embankment la
constructed of brush, held In place by
sacks filled wllh aand and bricked up
by aand and broken alone.
There la a good alage of water In lka
Manawa and active preparaflone ere
being made for a busy eeaaun there. The
bulldlnga are being renovated and re
painted and everything la being put In
flrat-claaa condition for the opening of
the resort eonn after the middle of May.
NEW TRAIN TIME ON THE
Following are riMnge which will be
come effective on Ilia eastern Nebraska
division of Urn Northwestern Hunday:
fo WT, a new Iraln. will leave twtfo
rier'at II f) a. m. dally except Hunday,
connecting with train No. 1 from Omaha,
at M a, m., and will arrive In Albion
2 3 p. rn., Oakdaln 4 p. m.
No. jrrt, a new Iraln, will leave Oakdale
at S 10 p. m , Albion 4 !6 p. m. dally
excpt Sunday, arriving at Hcrlbner 7.30
p. m , connecting wllh train No. S for
Omaha, arriving hers at VI 15 p. rn.
No. fi, leaving Omaha at 2 IS p, m.
dully and arriving nl. Fouth Norfolk at 1
p. m., will be restored between Hottlli
Norfolk and Ixtng I'ltie, leaving Mouth
Norfolk at tfl p. in., arriving at 1-ong
Pine at II 41 p. m.
No. , will be restored between Ixmg
Pine and Bouth Norfolk, leaving Long
I'lne at Il ls p, m, dally, arriving nt
Bouth Norfolk at (16 p. m,, and leaving
Bouth Norfolk at t, V, p. m., arriving In
Omaha at p. m.
TO CONTEST SETTLEMENT OF
Clara llydnck and Oerlrude Kwoboda,
grandchildren of Die lale'Meagle Hy.
dock, who died In the Mouth Hide Jlnrrh
23, 1915, leaving an estate of IT.fW, have
filed a petition In county court, announc
ing their Intention of contesting Ihe aet
tlement of Ihe estate.
They declare they are legal helra at
law and have hern rut out of a share of
the property. The will made by the de
feated, they say, la Invalid, because at
ths lima of Ita making the drawer waa
In such poor health that her mentality
waa not strong enough to withstand the
Intluence of other relatlvea who wished
to take all Ihe money, the petition aaya.
la Omaha ready for en extensive and
comprehensive boulevard program? Com
missioner Hummel of the park and bout,
evard ayatem la Inclined to believe th
psychological moment haa arrived to
alart thla program.
Will Omaha aupport a bond proposition
of $i.y,M0 to n.CM.W for the comple
tion of the boulevard ayatem In a perma
nent and eubstantlal manner? Mr. Hum
mel bellevea Omaha will get behind euch
a proposition, lie aska Omaha to alt
down with Mm and dlacusa the altuatlon
In a broad, bualne-llke manner, .
To get th matter started, Mr, Hummel
will ak the city engineer to prepare
plana and estimate of the cost of pav.
Ing thirty five miles of boulevards now
open to travel, three and onc.-half miles
under way and five mllea contemplated
In the southwest part of the elly. The
City Planning board, municipal affairs
comml'i-e of the Commercial club and
Improvement clubs, will be asked to
consider thla proposition. Mr. Ifummel
does not know at thla time how much
of a bond Irsue should be submitted, but
Is Inclined to think that not less than
11101) ryir) hoijld be voted and believe
tl,ft,W would be about right.
Omaha Haa l.oorl lnel.
Omaha has a splendid boulevard ayatem
In Ihe making, Landscape archllecta and
city planning experte from other elilea
have visited the system and all ere
agreed that Omaha haa natural edvaji
tagea and that Ihe boulevard ayatem ae
started la topographically favorable and
haa been wisely laid out.
The annual appropriation for boule
vards haa been exhausted In grading
new links and maintaining the surface of
these thoroughfares already opened to
travel. Fume at retches have been cin
dered and other sections have been sue
faced ih concrete, and only a. few
short atrelchea have been permanently
paved. The Increasing use of e'Homo.
bllea haa shown erinclunlve.ly (he neces
sity of a surface that, will rrslst the
conntfirit friction of tires. (Experience,
has proved that macadam rood nays do
lint stand up under extensive automobile
For several years the boulevard fund
lis been heavily drawn on to pay aa
asmenla fr paving r.treeta olher Ihrm
boulear1 and adjacent to parks. The
grading of Ihe new boulevard link from
Kontenelle to Miller parka and another
link from Happy Hollow boulevard to
Monday will be the Recond day of
our annual May Waist gale tliou
aandit of organdy and cotton voile
bluiJHC will be aold at S5c, 11.19,
139 and ft. S3, Hundred of fine
Georgette crepe and crepe de fblnc
hlouaea will be offered at l,8!.
fZ.s!), f .1.89 and 16.00.
You rannot afford to mlaa thla
1508-10 Douglas St.
- p.33svcs4; awe
Sunday, April 30, 191ft-
-STORE NEWS FOR MONDAY-
-Phona Douglas 137.
Extraordinary May Sale of Used
t 'W'-ga -malHw --avafr '"t'-W' u jL f -W B
Instruments That Have Returned
From Rental or Taken in Exchange
Part Payment on New Player
EVKRY one of theHo pianos lias
hcvn thoroughly overhauled
ami rofiimheil. In fact, they have
riM'eUrtl ev ry possihlo attention
neetwary to make them gootl n
new. Sn'C are better than others,
hut raeli one is a hig, genuine bar
gain fir tho priee. U'h simply up
In you ti pt first choiee.
Here's An Idea of What We Offer You
-i ":? hit
If So Desired
tuk case, gnod condition Or!
thai price , . . , . 00
merlcan AValnut, alnutal
new. tr'inal price. , H.'iCK)
Mah.gaii). .H.a Uka a
trliial price. , , , 00
Kohler & Campbell-
(a, t,iindid p!an Oni
(nal .rl. ...
Your Chcicaj of Tbg
Bvn PUnog for
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)laii'l'a .e4r , n t
af i t liai (.''' tl'W
Hatnut, t .,m a be Orlimal
Mail it; no. . i lr.na
i' a" ' I"'- . ... . 03
M r,i. n rat flna
8TULTZ&I.AUKR... Hrgm for
Mat.'-aant, k'Md l letsul ease m4 I fit i,t. ra
8MIT1I k NIXON- 9
O t- li-o ..ti tiw, te t i fce. a vi4 - J v ' 4 aj nl
P' , t 'HI
H,i aM .e.iff ,1 i".. t. ".;! ) Ttw Wonarful
rviavncoY a store'
fontenalla park will exhaust ! the fund
thla yar and perhaps go Into next year a
(urid. Theae linka will complete tha lay
Ina; out of tha north ayatem of boule
vards. It la proposed to open a aotith
west boulevard from Thirty-sixth and
Woolworth avenue to Elmwoorl park via
a circunuoua route, taxing a munwi-
rly direction from tha county farm.
With thla link opened It. will be possible
to atart at any of the parka and make a
complete circuit of the ayatem, touehlng
at the Flold club, Happy Hollow rlub
and Country club. Work la now beln
dona on a link from Florence boulevard
at Grand avenue over to Carter Iake
park boulevard, which In time will be a
pleasant lake shore drive of five mllea
Appralsera at Work,
Appra.lse.ra are now at work on Ihe
link J.I mllea) from Kontenelle to Miller
parka, and another connecting link of
1.1 mllea from Happy Hollow boulevard
over to Fontenella park.
The statement haa been made fre
quently that one of tha reaaona Kansas
City progressed aa a metropolitan city
waa on account of progresslvenesa In
Improving of Ita park and boulevard ave
tema. Not many yeara ago Kawvllle
voted mllllona for boulevarda, and tri'lay
the boulevard ayatem of that city la re
ferred to aa an example of municipal en
terprise. Omaha, It la aald, haa heller natural
advantagea than Kansaa I'lty had to
Bee Want Ada Produce Heaulla.
Flees on Eve of the
. Wedding Feast
(Correspondence of the AeocIated Press.)
VEHUl'N, France, April 24.-The mayor
of Verdun spent the early daya of the
bombardment In the cellar of the towni
hall, where he conducted official b'-ial-nesa
as uaual, undeterred by the roar
of heavy guns and the noise of falling
masonry. The mayor waa assisted by
seven of tha municipal offlclala, and the
r-b'cf cusiome agrsnt did Ihe cooking for
Tho mayor' a favorite story of those
trying days Is an Incident of a would-be-bridegroom
and hla wedding feast,
"It waa on February 2," aald the
mayor, "that a railway worker who had
been mobilised ki the Vosges, came to ua
In Ihe town hall cellar while the bom
bardment waa proceeding at Ita highest
"Well, my friend," I asked, "what can
wa do for you'"
"t havo come to get married, ' he re
plied. "Married." 1 asked In amaieinent, look
ing out of a grating at a cloud of dual
Just thrown up by a small shell.
"I 'erlaltily," lie went on. "Tha bans
have been puhllnhed, Hib date fined for
today, and I have obtained permission
from the mllllr- mithorltlrs to get mar
ried ttut 1 mmiot find my fiancee,"
"We rmtde inuillrlca and learned that
Ihe j nun j woman had .'led wlUi the rest
of the population. The future husband! WORKS UP D CT UNARY I lit
had brought a fine supply of provisions ...... DnfUf IM lAOBI M
and wine for the wedding feast. Aa the i LAKuCol BUUIN Hi VHUnLU
sheila continued to fall, we prevailed j
uimiii him to rumaln with ua for three
dava while lie shared ail hla 'd thlngal PK.KINi, April 15.-Kdmund Backhouse,
. I (rnrresDondence of the Associated rresa.
TIE UP SILK SHIPMENTS
(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)
TOKIO, March H,-F.uemy submarine
acllvlty In the Mediterranean haa prac
tically caused a auspenslon of silk (ship
ments to Italy. About $S.M.ftp0 worth
of Japanese silk la sent to Italy every
year and Ihe cessation of ahlpmcnt
causing loss to Japan aa well aa Incon
venience lo the I'nlted Males. After
being subjected to finishing processes In
Italy a great deal of Japaneae silk la
forwarded lo Ihe Vnlled Wtate from
that country. Prices on certain grades
have risen 3i0 per cent.
Throwing a fit.
Cat' liltiK a fever,
Holding the hrr-Htl).
Kopplnu a minute,
PnaichinaT a r'hanre.
I'Msaloir an hour,
resiling with a problem.
i'irii,li,u u rlluallon
rlrappilnx with a dilflciill).
1 1 varies pi na- com en I Ioiih,
MkiiiKlti a crowd,
pitching a lent
Catching up wllh the fashion.
Healing Ihe devil.-Judae.
mn rrfiiimH at nUn unn nni iiprm worKin
dictionary, will leave China permanently
Ihla month and does not Intend to return.
The dictionary Mr. Backhouse haa beojj
eriragal upon wilt be three tlmea aa)
volumlnniia aa the Giles Chinese dlox
tlonary, which la now the lurgeat worn
of the kind In existence.
Tbli lnvUtntSoa U tha only m
la th central wtrt with ttpvtata)
buildings aituatod la thalr o.
mpla trounda, rt ntlralr 41
tlnrt, ul randertnf It poealbU U
clasalfy caaea. Tha on baldiM
being fitted for and dorotM to Ua
treatment of non-contagloua and
non-mental dlaeaaei, no otben bay
ing admitted; tbe otter Reat Cot
tage being designed for and de
voted to tb ezcluslTe treatment
of aelnct mental caaea requiring
for a time watchful cart) and De
Store Hotfru: 8:30 A, M. to 8 P, M, Saturday Till 9 P, M"
Sunday, April 30, 1916-
-BTQRE yEWS FOR M0NDAY-
-Phone Douglai 137.
Monday We Start Our Annual May
Every Piece In Our Entire Stock Has Been Reduced
ONDAV, May 1. 1h moving da;, and it certainly will be moving day licrc on this big third floor. A
most onportiino offrrinir. richt at a time when everyone needs a few pieces of furniture to carry out
their Fcheme of home decoration for the Hummer sea Hon.- Anyone wishing to take advantage of the sav
ings embraced in this Bale may secure furniture for future delivery by paying a moderate deposit.
This $25 Colonial Library
Colonial library table, f ini.ihol
in the popular dull mahogany.
A heavy, nubntantial table; top
to 28i45 in.; (Rl QC
m1. price ff AtJJ
This Layer Felt
Layer felt mattresses, built of
pure cotton felt and eovered
with best quality ticking;
sewed with a roll '7. At
edge. Sale price, tj) I
-ay 1 1 a m njj
This $32 Mahogany
A beautiful rtreaar, In tbe dull ma
bogany flolib, two large and two
amall drawera, Frepcb plate mir
ror, 24x30, top la COO CA
22x46; tale price.. . tCfJ3
I j jito
4 n 5f f r'
This Brass Bed, $6.95
Full size, all-brass bed ; has
two-inch posts, five filling
rod and finished in the pop
ular wtin ef- QC
feet. Special. . tDOeaij
This Solid Oak Tabourette,
Special for 39c
18 inches high, with fumed finish; solid
oak and well made. Very spe- QQ
cial, at OivC
NOTE Odd pieces of all de
scriptions have been reduced 50
a " '
This Solid Oak
Popular fumed finish; has high
back and automobile spring seat,
covered with best quality gen-
Darf eaa-Xaah Co. Third Floor.
May Sale of HOME, LAWN and GARDEN
Furnishings That Will Appeal to Most Everyone
"Sternan" Solid Brass Nickel Plated
Bathroom T'iTtMo Values to $1.25. for 59c
Daisy Cut Glassware, Including
Values to 69c; Monday at 29c
- i - ir itsMii mn i
CO.lN t.Mi i l nr J iiitii tnwri Imra uiiu l.l-nnli
rod. 1 or '.'1 inch rryalal towel bara, I inch polished
plana alielf with bracket, biitli tub aponge holder, bath tuli
aottn (linn, wall ""tip n sii, coniiniirtUoii hout) nn i wsmi
cloth Imlilcr, combination tooth brush Htnl timi
Mr holder, hold fnat bnth aprny with coin
bmtttioii metal and rubber bulb; choice
Ilarf.a Saa iiii.
IIOI n B-ril
rp UK illustration ?ivc you aoine iilca of what the offering
high-footed comport, low-footed comports,
Miar iiowl. rrcutners, ts, spoon irnya, ninrmaiaae jura,
hainlled baakcta, berry bow's, handled nap
pica, fruit platen, footed almond dislu-aj
lnrfM AaSj C a ".
While Japanned, Ii'l laiiarad and
liH-h aiie, to aln. a
IJ'j Inrh alie, hia, Sis
14 Inch aua. 4.' ahl: !
Ii4f cans, uu4 f hvi ii'n,
heavily Japanaorl, Uh fovaf
i I !Uoi alia
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a'a ! l i
I uliniil f 1
ial ,na t
Enameled Ware, 25c
Oray etianiflaj siraiin-r sau'
pans. lt& rvivar, ali, si
(iray enanjialed (Ju'rn fiwikera
- tt Urr a il"lh!r l)illr.
riuntrr irir. sau. a inn, l'u. I nn
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14 trt h. 3 bla.ta Un mr,
I Inch befl. tiil running, guar-,
klllrvtl; Slirfial, 1 la
,-l'imi" " ball hearing lan
tiioail, a!f ailillri, Marin,
In, h bei, 11 lnr-h !. 4 U.
' diilirlr ' hall fc-rln Ua
movata. 1 la "h hiit h!,
riiniiin(. f'olr '0'ni I.
lamoh sua, t IV
trM faiihi, '! if haf
raaaa a I' .s'aM !
ad nnii. a!,, J4.
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Demonstration Oola Troof Finishes for
Your Floori and Woodwork
i.t.tlh ae4 '"' r..ir4 an,t lranaarni !! Hit t' i
n . t , ''.t a, II fi A Im 't.4 t ti't or ' I tta'ar, 1 r- 4
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-M irgeai Nub Ct. Evt rjbdy St.irt - JOth n Ihniet -
Sale of High-Grade Tin
and Copper Wash Boilers
Kierv .n irfM't an4 ft aiamt
arj ntaka. iiu-iil'v anj t,r raluc'
il.x.a ar ih (''nr, Cn.m City
wash t,u'f, naila ef aira fceaf
m tlll heay r'ppr boilioii, ta
li 'i-ar hatullea, tvp aU'MPl
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