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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 26, 1916,
IN LIGHT DEBATE
Howell Again Unable to Hake
Definite Statements of the
Policy He Will Pursue.
VALUATION BIG QUESTION
When questioned by his neighbor!,
members of the Hanscom Park Im
provement club, R. B. Howell once
mr.rt henarA ihp nuestion when asked
to state even approximately how long
U mtnttXA tat tn hrino- tn ha4S some of
the electric light plant probabilities he
. offered m his attack upon tne nve
yesr lighting contract which he if op
posing. Only thirty-five persons of a
total membership of 520 responded to
ui:itn tnuitatinne tn attend the meet-
- ing, explanation having been made in
advance that Mr. Howell would dis
cuss the street light situation. Sev
eral of those present were either in
the personal service of Mr. Howell or
were there at his personal solicita
tion. Would Take Yean.
"Mr. Howell tells you how he can
do certain things, but he does not tell
you when they will be done. We know
he failed in his purpose before the
legislature two years ago and it is
likely he will have just as hard a
proposition before the legislature this
winter. Even if he should get the
legislation he seeks, it would take a
period of years to get a municipal
plant in operation," interposed E. W.
Sinnett, president of the United Im
provement clubs, of which the Hans
. com Park Improvement club is affili
ated; Continuing, he said: "It would take
four or five years at the least before
he could carry out his plans. Should
Omaha wait that long to get street
lights? It is quite generally under
stood that the light company will
agree to the 6-cent rate ordinance
without controversy if the five-year
contract. is allowed. Is it good policy
to forego the positive proposition of
getting an adequate street lighting
syste.n at once and at the same time
take the chance of losing the 6-cent
rate, at least for a time?
Would Accept Rate.
, ''Inasmuch as Mr. Howell cannot
guarantee us anything definite, it
would be good business policy for
Omaha to endorse the five-year con-
tract on December 5 and thereby get
the benefit of better street lighting
and the 6-cent rate."
"We have the power now to build a
competing plant," remarked Mr.
"Then why don't you use that
power?" asked Mr. Sinnett.
J' Because that power rests within
thg city council and not the Water
boaixl,' ' was the reply.
'Haven't you the same privilege of
fcqjug-to the legislature this winter if
the contract should be approved by
the voters?" was the next query.
; "Yes, but we shotild keep one of
our hands free," replied Mr. Howell.
Keeping One Hand Free.
Mr. Howell's explanation of keeping
one nana tree is mat ne assumes ne
will get what he wants from the legis
lature, namely, to give the Water
board power to build a competing
"If1" piani, aim nc wrincr assumes
that he will then be able to light the
streets from this plant and the money
wnicn tne city mignt otherwise pay to
the light company for street lighting
would be paid to the Water board for
the service of its light slant. He also
explained that he wanted this power
vested in himself and the Water board
so that he might hold it as a club over
the light company to compel it to sell
its plant at such a figure as the Water
- board might dictate, or meet the alter
native of a competing plant,
"Will , you guarantee Omaha a J
cent rate as shown in your Cleveland
outline?" was asked.
- I As Low' as Lowest.
"I wont take that seriously, but
I will say- that 1 never told you any
thing that did not come true. Just
helicvl what I say; no city will have
a lower rate, all things being equal,
if I have anything to do with an
Omaha electric light plant," was the
reply of Mr, Howell.
. The water plant manager placed
- much stress upon the Cleveland light
plant, which he said represented an
investment of $J,000,000, and he went
upon the assumption that Omaha
could build a competing plant of that
site for the same cost, failing to ex
plain that machinery and other ap-
jjui iciiainco ui iicictirit ugui plane
and aystem have' nearly doubled in
cost in the last year and will remain
at auch high cost for several years
hence. He based his Cleveland com
parisons on the assumption that
' Omaha could build a plant as cheap
. ly as that of the Ohio city.
Another question; from the' presi
dent of the United Improvement
v clubs: ; "You admit, Mr. Howell, that
you may be defeated at the legislature
this winter, said you won't guarantee
a 3-cent rate then, wouldn't it be
, wise to accept the 2-cent reduction
offered by the present company and
get the immediate benefits of more
; and better street lights at once?"
"The company has not said they
would not give us the 6-cent rate it
the street lighting contract is not ap
proved, Mr. Howell replied.
I Taxes and Ratea.
George Kleffner asked Mr.' How
Mi if it would not be better for the
water' board to furnish water tree for
fire hydrant and public building pur
' , poses and maintain a water rate pro-
portionately higher, than to collect
from the city $148,000 a year in the
form of taxation and then make a
slight reduction in the water rate
10 offset that tax. ; ,
The water ' plant manager's reply
was, ' The equalization of taxation is
. a 1 tremendous question. It is neces
sary to charge this in the form of
general taxation in order to make
property pay for fire protection.
i - When Mr. Kleffner wanted to know
how long it would take Mr. Howell
to put, his municipal light plant
scheme in operation, the answer was,
"Don't you think we should be hope-
iui ot tne future ot our affairs f
. ' , Brings Morgan In.
Mr. Howell emulated the style of
. Jerry Howard by referring to J. P.
nuiawi a. hi route remote manner
. having an interest in Omaha's electric
R. J. Sutton, one of Mr. Howell's
, ask him questions, worked his "in
nocent .bystander" stunt just aa he
does at every meeting wheie Mr.
W. L. Burgess explained that he
stood for the street lighting contract
because it offered Omaha something
practical, tangible and immediate.
He urged the need of improving the
lighting system of the city at an early
date as it would be possible under
the contract arrangement entered
into between the city council and the
A storm of protest was raised when
Mr. Howell sought to get indorse
ment of his scheme. By a viva voce
vote the Howell adherents made the
most noise, so the chairman ruled
that Mr. Howell was indorsed, not
withstanding some of the members
objected to any portion of thirty-five
members of the club trying to voice
the sentiment of a membership of
France, Britain and
Germany for League
Of Compulsory Peace
New York, Nov. 25. Messages of
good will from the chancellories of
three of Europe's warring powers
were read at a dinner given here to
night by the League to Enforce Peace.
the purpose ot the banquet was to
consider a program for a permanent
league of nations at the close of the
great con flic:.
Approval of the principle proposed
was given by Aristide Brund, premier
of France; Chancellor von Bethmann
Hollweg of Germany, and Viscount
Grey, Great Britain's secretary of
state for foreign affairs.
Raises Men's Pay
Because of H. 0. L.
Reading, Pa., Nov. 25. The Car
penter Steel company today an
nouneed that "because of abnormal
conditions which increase materially
the coat of living," it ha declared a
wage increase of 10 per cent, payable
until further notice to its 2,000 em
ployes. The advance becomes effec
tive December I.
York ismss HaoUate Hlk,
York, Nik., Nov. SS. (Sp.HH Teletraia.)
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This is the right time to select your watch for Christmas, if
ordered now, fine regulation and better engraving secured.
Corner 16th and Douglas Streets
PAUL W. KTJHNS and W. 6. USE, trustees,
are forced by creditors to torn into cash a $200,000
STOCK of High-Qrade Jewelry and Diamonds.
Mammoth Sale Starts Monday, Nov. 27,
1607 FARNAM STREET
Jut Wert of Hew First National Bank Bid.
JEWELRY FOB EVEEYBODY AT AMAZINGLY LOW PRICES
Special for Thanksgiving-"
CARVING SETS Best steel, with genuine stag
handles. Each set guaranteed.
At Prices Regardless of Manufacturers' Cost
Sale Starts Monday 1607 Farnam St.
PAUL W. KUHNS m
: W.O URE T8668
WATCH OUR WINDOWS. WATCH OUR ADS.
PIONEER HEBE PORTY-NINE
TEARS IS DEAD.
Byron Stanberry, 79 years of age,
died Friday night at a local hospital.
He lived in Omaha forty-nine years
and was welt known as a pioneer.
He was a member of the Douglas
County Association of Nebraska Pio
neers. Daring a period of twenty
years he was foreman of the paint
department at the Union Pacific
He was a bachelor and resided at
2208 Howard street' His friends
were interested from time to time in
his efforts as a painter of pictures, in
which art he developed considerable
skill. He was a member of the
Knights Templar, who will have
charge of the funeral services Sun
day afternoon. The first service will
be held at Masonic temple at 2:30 p.
in, and another service will be held
in the chapel at Forest Lawn ceme-
7he only surviving relatives living
in this state are two nephews, Byron
L. Irons, of this city, and William T.
Irons, of Lincoln.
Howard, Hamilton, Elgin, Waltham, Illinois,'
Rockjord, Hampden, every first-class Amer
ican Watch in great variety sold by as. A
few prices will convince you of better val
ues for less money than elsewhere.
I !.... MO.OO
LANE URGES GIVE
Thinks De Facto Chief Is
Strong Man and Can Handle
DEFINES POLICY OP U. S.
Atlantic City, N. J., Nov. 25. After
the protocol was signed, providing for
withdrawal of American troops from
Mexico, Secretary Lane issued a state
ment defining the policy of the United
States government toward Mexico.
He stated that he believed General
Carranza a strong man and that he
should be given a "fall chance," ad
ding that "Mexico will either do right
without our help or with it This is
The statement follows:
"The full policy of the United States
with reference to Mexico is not to be
stated in a phrase or in any protocol
or series of protocols. We are to come
out of Mexico just as soon as we can,
'decently and in order,' and because
we have other use for our troops who
are there. But this is only a begin
ning of a policy which will make a
Mexico that we can live with.
"The border troubles are only
symptoms. Mexico needs system
treatment not symptom treatment.
It can give it to itself and we hope
it will. We shall reserve to ourselves
the right to treat its invading bandits
as they should be treated, chasing
them to a finish, if necessary, unless
Mexico gets right into shape to do
this itself. This will serve Mexico's
interest as well as ours, and it will
be the strongest possible deterrent to
"Wc will help it to get into good
shape if it can understand that we
mean to be its friend. The world
wants a new Mexico where the poor
and ignorant will have a better chance.
To this extent the world is with the
revolution. The world has no sym
pathy with exploiters, but it has great
respect for rights that are vested and
we shall go along with the world in
protecting such rights. But revolu
tion must not mean anarchy.
"Carranza is a strong man, I be
lieve. His career shows that and his
followers admire him to a point of
Ior the IHtlo (M w have a fm mm
andj Bnuxlet Watch wo sylolw
r In oat vmlu oror ffwed. mail Brtuolol
Watch, (varmatooa roo4 Ubm pten, lovor
Monmont, Ool4 SW, Juat sA mm
too right watch tor th 29.13
young laldaa; price vosv
ll-Jowol lovor lIovmnt tt-Toar Gold
rilled dim Bracelet, can f 44 mm
17-Jwl Law Movement OoM i4n mm
Dial Perfect Tlwe Piece. Plain $ 1 S
ar enclave. We sell this for
Bamnton, Vert" ar Waft ham Bracelet
Watches In great variety and price axoep-
reverence. He is the roan to be given
a full chance and we shall uphold him
if he is sensible of the duties of his
nation to the other nations. Mexico
will either do right without our help
or with it. This is its choice.
'The purpose for which this com
mission was formed was to exert one
last effort toward making Mexico a
possible neighbor under this constitu
tionalist government We do not wish
to be forced into intervention or any
Other course until this opportunity has
been exhausted. To this end we must
past from the border matters of irrita
tion and immediately conclude to the
conditions of Mexico which affect the
lives and property of our nationals.
These must be made sure as is pos
sible in a country where among the
masses of the people there is a deep
distrust of us. Then we ask that
with our help or without it Mexico
free itself and drive out disease. There
will be little banditry if Mexico gets
'The miseries of Mexico must be
A Thanksgiving Proclamation
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aseuaged. Her poor, naked, starving,
dying peons call out for help. They
do not wish constant war and only
one per cent of her people are actually
in the war, but all are suffering. We
cannot maintain our self-respect or
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as well as the agreement reached with
reference to withdrawal of troops and
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the growing desire of the constitution
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countries of Europe have a right to
Blanket Sale Scott's, 15th and
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