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THE BEE: OMAHA, , JANUARY 15, 1917.
WILL SWAT ROADS
IN THE LEGISLATURE
i Common Carriers Appear to Be
Without Whole Lot
Friends at Lincoln.
"ZOOTOMY" TALKED ABOUT
(Pre a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 14. (Special.) After
a short recess over Saturday and Sun
day, the legislature will take up its
work again this week, the house on
Monday and the senate on Tuesday.
One day of the week will be set
aside when no session will be had
to enable the members to attend the
meeting's of organized agriculture.
There appears to be a sort of anti
railroad feeling around the legisla
ture and it is evident that the cor
porations will fare badly at the hands
of the members if some 'of the senti
ments expressed are to be carried out
when the laws are made. The car
shortage is probably responsible for
the sentiment, though there are quite
number of members, as usual, who
can see nothing good in the corpora
tions and are here to swat them at
. To Prote.l ''Taxpayers."
It is going to be another "economi
cal" legislature, especially in the
house. The "taxpayer" is going to be
protected even if efficiency and the
real need of the state have to suffer.
Of course, there are many members
who are disposed to legislate for the
needs of the state, even if the appro
priations do run up a little higher than
any previous session, but there are a
lot of the other kind, who can see no
good in appropriating any more
I money than is needed to pay their
sion and the very smallest amount
which the departments can really get
Recalls Session of 1907.
Many members appear to remember
the 'session of 1907, which enacted
more good laws than any session the
state has ever had. To use the words
of Senator Beal, a democrat, made
in the senate one day last week, "The
1907 session was strongly republican
in both branches and was the best
aaaiAH tin, aiata ImnJ Umaa
i pva-gwii issv unit, iiau, uunvvcii
Wter making such a record the people
snowea tneir appreciation by elect
ing a democratic governor and both
branches of the legislature were con
trolled by the democrats and the re
publicans have been entirely relegated
to the rear. With this record before
them many present members of the
legislature appear to be afraid to leg
islate for the best interests of the
state for fearx the people will not ap
preciate it any better than they did
the session of 1907.
Japan's Army of Civilians
Plans to Enter America
(CornopoiidoaM or The Anoclstod Presi.)
Tokio, Dec. 10. The Nippon Yusen
Kaisha, Japan's largest steamship
company, lias concluded an agreement
with the South American Emigration
union for the transportation of 20,000
Japanese emigrants to South America
within four years from 1917. The
company has also decided to open a
regular quarterly service between Ja
pan and South America with ships of
about 6,000 tons each. They will pro
ceed by way of South Africa, but the
homeward-bound route has not yet
Baron Kondo, president of the com
pany, which has just declared a divi
dend of 28 per cent, issues a warning
that the current shipping boom will
be greatly changed after the war,
when all the ships now used as mili
tary transports return to the carrying
trade. In the meantime, he declared,
the great increase in the cost of coal
and other necessities would cut heav
ily into shipping profits. 1
Daring the last six months the com
pany, which owns ninety-nine steam
ers and has ten others under charter,
has transported a cargo approximat
ing 2,470,000 tons and more than 187,
000 passengers. ' ,
Speaking of the American service,
the president said the shipments from
China showed falling off, but that
Japan's export trade with the United
States and the shipments of steel and
cotton to far eastern countries were
remarkably large. . -.:
Fsrmsre Wrist Broken.
John Farley, a farmer living north
west of this city, had his wrist broken
while cranking his automobile.
DMtur, III., Jab. U-Dmtw school htl
4tu eellMtM to 11 of Marly fltty-thr
tona ef paper Id a wMk'i oontMt nnrf
auipioaa of th Junior Sanitation leavu
which alidad today. Tha paper waa aold (or
ana iaa money waa divided amend
lh m boo la.
Ba-pp Bean at ImmiiL
San FranolaoA. Jan. II. -Cammi nmi
Prana Bopp of Germany reealvad official
noimcauon toaay irom count von Bern
lorff. German ambaaaador. of him "tamm.
ary removal" followinr conviction with Vice
jonau. k. ri. von scaack and othen to rton
plrlnv to eat afoot an unneutral military
ctnterprtee agalnat Canada. Von Schack waa
Culls From the Wire
' Kni-ene Clancy, labor leader, convicted to
the Indlanapolle conspiracy caaea, waa 11b
rated from Ban Quant In penitentiary upon
ordir from tha Department of Justice at
Washington to attend the funeral of hti
ulster in San Francisco. Clancy returned to
we prison tne same niffnt.
Chargee that Luc Is n S. RreeklBrtdae ae
eppted fees from employers' association
untie enraged as an assistant district at
torney to prosecute employes for disorders
in connection with tha Rest Side strikes
wen presented before Chief Magistrate Mc
Aiioo In behalf of District Attorney Ed-
warn ewann. , , i;
Atnenamenis to tne federal reserve act,
deeivned to place tha United States on a
thoroughly sound basks of financial prepard
nose or whatever the future may brinsr dur.
fns the continuance of the war and after
us lerminauoo, nave peca put into definite
form by tha Federal Reaarve hoard and
soon win at iniroauceo in oonfreaa.
Speaklnf before the Terrapin club of Phila
delphia, an the complaint of the Navy de
department aaslnst tha hlch bids rtivMt
for warshlpa, Buyene O. Grace, president of
the Bethlehem Steel company, aald that his
tympany had determines! to make an offer
to the government that If It will build- two
or tne lour authorised battle cruisers In
navy yards, the Bethlehem company will
construct tha other two at the ascertained
cost of building the shlna la the aavnm.
meat yards without additional expense or
commissions or any Kind. "We also will
e-oii tract to have oar ships ready or eenr.
ice nea 01 ins government ships,"
Colds Heed Attsaflai
Tour aold needs Dr Bell's Pine-Tar-
Huaey, It cuts tha phlegnm, ki!U germs,
stops tha eettgb. Only fso.Advertlaement
STATE OF ILLINOIS
Landia Rules Two-Cent Fare
Stands Despite Interstate
, Body's Order.
RAILROADS WILL APPEAL
Chicago, Jan. 14. Authority of the
state of Illinois to fix railroad rates
within its borders was upheld in the
United States district court today,
when Judge Landis dismissed for
want of equity, the petition of twenty-eight
railroad companies asking an
injunction against the enforcement of
the 2-cent-a-mile passenger rate.
The railroads announced they would
appeal the case to the United States
supreme court. The ruling of the
higher court may affect ten other
states where 2-cent passenger rates
now are in effect.
A committee of railroad attorneys
and passenger traffic managers left
for Washington today to apply to the
Interstate Commerce commission for
suspension of the order requiring the
orders to put into effect on January 15
the new tariff of 2.4 cents per mile,
pending the outcome of the appeal of
In order to obtain a suspension of
the order before Monday the commit
tee planned to ask the commission to
sit Sunday and hear the petition.
As a result of Judge Landis' decis
ion the railroads are left in a peculiar
position. The Interstate Commerce
commission has ordered a 2.4-cent
rate, while the state legislature de
cided that a 2-cent rate shall be
charged. The 2-cent rate is now in
effect in Illinois.
TALE TOLD OVER ,
AT COURT HOUSE
HAS REAL MORAL
(Outlawed from Paw. One.)
running just as it should. Somehow
or another, things were all mixed up.
After a little study of the situation
it was found that keeping accounts
in tne treasurer s omce is not such a
simple process, after all.
this wasnt so nice. .
Goes to Solomon tor Help.
Treasurer Endrds. so 'tis said, took
the matter up with ex-Treasurer Ure.
but the latter was too busy to listen
to the troubles of anybody. Beisel
was sought out. but he. too. had other
occupation. Finally, the county treas
urer turned to the man he had de
feated at the polls, Emmet Solomon.
Solomon took the matter under ad
visement and finally agreed for a con
sideration to teach the Endres force
how to keeD the nuhtie irrnnnla It
was planned to put him on the public
payroll, as a special auditor or con
troller, or something of that sort.
Solomon spurned this, but insisted
that he be paid by the ones who
would receive the benefit of hii in.
struction. His terms were agreed to,
and he went to work, i . ' .
Solomon to the Rescue.
So now the Deoole have the snee.
tacle of seeing the man who waa re
jected at the polls employed by the
man who was chosen to give instruc
tions in how to conduct the business
of the office. That's all. Solomon is
just instructor. He is drilling the
deserving democrats in the routine
of the office, so that the public will
not suiter Because a mistake was
made at the polls. He is getting paid
for it by the men who are taking
the lessons, and when he gets through
the county of Douglas, the city of
Omaha, the Independent School dis
trict of Omaha, and the Metropoli
tan Water district accounts will be
straight in the office of the treasurer.
Farmers' Elevator Meeting.
TVtrahitr W.K - T.H iA C
ciaK) The Farmers' Elevator com
pany neia us regular annual meeting
htri rrtHav TKs nf nmfttm fn.
year were $6,757.50. The elevator han
dled over 250,000 bushels of grain dur
ing me last year, aoing a $S,U0O
business. George Stokes and B.
Reicks were elected to the board of
directors tn tak tha. Af r T
Carey and George Stokes, who re-
Boy Accidentally Shot.
Tecumseh, Neb.. Jan. 14. (Special.)
.Paul Krhrakarlr ,An nf Vf. .-J
Mrs. Chris Schraback, living in the
western nart nt thia
dentally shot himself with a .22aliber
Death Penalty Steads.
DuaraloM fVI. U.iu ... t .
" moitw v-tiyf, Jain. J.
The attempt to aboiuh the death penalty
... o-.v..vv tmiai wnm ine cone 111 U-
tlonal convention approved an article pro-
... tor ireesoat
patricide, premeditated murder, arsoa, piracy.
"" uii 7 aim veriain military of-tenses.
What Tuberculosis in Animals
Costs the People of This Country
Three years ago, when hog cholera
was raging and swallowing a large
n.rr nf It, nrnfit h tl.. i. :
I ' - ,,, u, c .WII1C UUSI-
ness, the Twentieth Century Farmer
anr V 7 U. - .
ate editors, a man who has been iden
tified with the business of breeding
swine for many years, out into the
field to make a thorough investiga
tion. Ha vi.ita.al amaMta --It!..
- ......ij awn, Liiiug
on hog breeders, veterinarians,
riucrs, nu city, state, county
and government officials, and after
months of study he wrote a series of
articles later published in pamphlet
form and were undoubtedly of great
value in helping to get the upper hand
of this once dreaded scourge, which
has now become infrequent and far
less deadly, just as vaccination has
lessened the death toll of smallpox in
the human race.
The ravages of hog cholera at Its
worst were slight in comparison with
the loss caused today by tuberculosis
in annuls. Tuberculosis insidiously
works in concealment and has gained
a strong loot-hold without attracting
a great attention. Two years ago the
Twentieth Century Farmer through
Mr. Russell started to make investi
gationa of tuberculosis in the same
way as previously with hog cholera.
Mr. Russell has visited twenty-three
states, talking to hog and cattle grow
j LAWYER BEING POT
I TO THE ACID TEST
i So Edmund 0, McOilton Tells
Omaha Bar Association at
I Annual Meeting.
RAYMOND YOUNG AT HEAD
The lawyer in his dealings with the
business world is being put to the acid
test, Edmund G. McGilton, an Omaha
attorney and president of the Com
mercial Law League of America, a na
tional organization with a membership
of 4,000, told members of the Omaha
Bar Association at the annual meeting
in the Commercial Club rooms last
Mr. McGilton read a oaoer on "The
Commercial Law League of America
ana us neiation to tne Lawyer, in
which he dwelt upon the high stand
ard of ethics required in the dealings
of the modern attorney with the busi
ness world and the ultimate success of
the member of the profession who
lives up to these iron-clad rules of in
tegrity and painstaking endeavor to
render the last word in legal service.
Lawyers who cannot meet the
standards ipt Hnun hv th ktat
type of commercial life should with
draw from all dealings with business
men, Mr. McGilton declared. He men
tioned me Dig tees cheerfully paid by
business men uhn Umiur. .n u..
dealings with them provided real legal
Must Take Small Fees.
"But." nvrrreA Mr Htr.;it. I.
closing, "no lawyer can afford to turn
down an item of business because it'
is small. He should work just as
hard for the poor man or woman who
can afford in nav hut .mall f--
'or the big corporation with its large
The bar association extended a vote
of thanks to Mr. McGilton for his
ant Deiore the organization.
Ravmnnd V nit n O urna slsftrl n rm a I .
dent of the association for the ensu
ing year, formerly vice president,
Mr. Yftuno hmm, nriAmnt . L.
death of the late W. A. De Bord. J.
i. iysari was re-elected secretary,
rrancis r. maitnews, treasurer,
Frank Weaver W W mk,.nh T
J. Boucher, C. S. Elgutter and Sidney
Smith were elected members of the
The annual treasurer's report was
read bv Anan R..vmnnH Mr A9ur
submitted the report on inquiry.
j iie report on memDersnip, made
by Stanley Rosewater, showed forty-
thre new mfmlwri Inr th la
the bar association now has 288 mem
bers. PAY HOMAGE TO
THE MEMORY OF
(Coatlaood from Fas Ono.)
and Grand Army of the Republic on
his breast. The casket bore this in
scription:' ' i '
"Colonel William F. Cody. 'Buffalo
An American flair waa draneri
around the casket. The funeral Dro-
cession through downtown streets was
led by city policemen. Behind was
the caisson on which rested, the
Noted Persons Present
Among the distinguished citizens nf
this and other states in motor cars
were Julius C. Gunter, governor of
Colorado: fohn B. Kendrick. onv-
ernor of Wyoming; Edgar Howard,
lieutenant governor ot Nebraska, the
secretariea of state of Colorado mil
Wyoming, legislative delegations from
neoraska, Colorado and Wyoming
and Elks from Kansas and New
Mexico. Bringing up the rear of the
cortege seventy cowboys walked. All
had known Colonel Cody. Two. of
the cowboys led Colonel Cody's
wiimsj, i raci ivis auu Willi
the plainsman's pistols hung from the
Several thousand nersnna fnllnwH
the remains to the Elks' home, where
the tuneral services were held. Sev
eral hundred, unable to eain admis
sion, stood two hours outside to view
the Body at the close of the services.
Minister Goes to Oklahoma.
Tecumseh. Neb.. Tan. 14. fSnecian
Rev. John H. Wolfe, who now lives
on a farm near Pawnee City, but who
tormeriy lived in leoumseh, serving
as deputy county treasurer at one
time, has just returned home from
fattonsburg. Mo., where he attended
a conference of the Free Will Baptist
cnurcn. Kev. Mr. wolte was- chosen
moderator of the association, chair
man of the executive board and dean
of the biblical correspondence school.
The organization will purchase a fine
college building at Tecumseh, Okl.,
and Rev. Mr. Wolfe's new duties will
necessitate the removal of himself and
wife from Pawnee City to the Okla
ers, dairymen, veterinarians and of
ficials, and gone into the packing
houses where meat animals are
For two years he has spent a large
nrrtnnrltnn nf V, i . . L . . i
r.r. ..v v.. IIIB i,uic in Hug siuay,
and has collected much information
rcgaruing it tins information he is
embodying in a series of articles of
fering suggestions also for the con
tro of this scourge. Every stockman
will be interested, as every stockman,
whether he has the disease in his herd
or not, is losing money on account of
it. Moreover, the consumer of meat
and dairy products, which means
every man, woman and child in the
United States, is also interested, as
their pocketbooks are touched and
their health affected. All ought to
know that to the live stock interests
of this country, this disease is more
dangerous and costly than foot and
mouth disease or hog cholera. No dis
cussion of this subject will give more
information, and more reliable infor
mation, than the articles portraying
Mr. Russell's investigation, especially
since they are not written for the
benefit of scientists, but for the
producer and consumer of meat and
dairy products and telkjn simple, un
technical language readily understood
just what everybody ought to know
about this dread disease.
Would Bar Roads
Outside of Court
Lincoln, Jan. 14. (Special.) The
right of an individual to settle any
claims for damages with any railway
company, including street railway
Yards, 13th and Calif ornii
Drake, Williams, Mount
23d sac Hickory and U. P. R. R.
Phone Pougla 1043
SAVE 25 PER CENT
Of Fuel Cost '
Let V SoWe Your Heating
Economy Vapor Heating
Ask Your Dealer
for Furniture, Automobiles and
M.C. GOODWIN CO.,
41S So. 12th St OMAHA.
Printer, of Everything
U All Languages.
12th and Harney Sta Omaha.
PEOPLE'S ICE &
Manufacturer of Distilled
250 Tons Daily Capacity
Telephone Douglas 50
Movtuf, Pxkinr. Stortnj, Sbtpplnf
nana Uoufiai 3M.
Enttr. Block, tot I) t. IHh. D.yaiporl
Vaults, Cesspools and Grease
At Ordinance Rates or by contract
Tel. Douglas 1387
The Gty Garbage Co.
Manure and Ashes Romored
Office, 12th and Paul Sta
In quantities or single copies
SERVICE AND PRICES
That Will Please You.
American Letter and
- Advertising Co.,
614 Bee Bldf. OMAHA.
-J. MUI ' in
companies, in personal injury cases
will be attacked in the present legis
lature by a bill which is being pre
pared for introduction and which will
make its appearance before the twenty-day
limit has expired.
It is said that certain attorneys
who have been able in the past to
make a little stake in personal in
jury cases, but who have been pre
vented from making more because
persons injured have been able to set
New Year for Business Omaha Is
Starting Out Like a Real Winner
Barely Two Weeks Old, 1917
Proves Itself Worthy Suc
cessor to the Year
BANK CLEARINGS JUMP UP
Though the new year is barely two
weeks old, it is already making good
its claims to be successor to the pros
perous year of 1916 in Omaha.
Bank clearings since the first of the
year show this. Bank clearings last
week, show it with double emphasis,
for they were larger last .week than
ever before since original Omaha was
Although The Bee reviewed the re
markable business year of Omaha at
the first of the year, and although
it was then shown that Omaha was
doing a tremendous volume of bank
ing business, this business did not end
with the close of the year. It is sail
ing right along, and every indication
is now that many still greater rec
ords are to be established in 1917.
The clearings last week were more
than $4,000,000 greater than the clear
ings for any previous week in Omaha,
and $15,000,000 higher than for the
corresponding week a year ago.
The clearings last week were $36,
681.907.13. When the year 1916 got well under
way, or rather when half the year
had slid into history, it began to be
predicted that Omaha might reach the
$1,000,000,000 mark in bank clearings
during that year. In October, when
the then highest record for a single
week was established with $32,618,-
A WORLD POWER
Wherever commerce goes march
ing on you will find the Electric
Motor turning the wheel of in
dustry, constantly, quietly and ef
ficiently. . Electric Power is Dependable
Omaha Electric Light &
Ironing day no longer bug-bear
Gives the housewife comfort, ease
Buy it at the department, furni
ture or hardware stores.
little Giant Mfg. Co.
IWhy Not Install a
i GAS WATER
1509 Howard St
CITY OAS IN THE COUNTRY
it thi emm u.. w., eondensed and
bottled for country use. You open m
valvt, fill tht tank and Mm u
city u, Thi time as hot, coata no
NEBRASKA BLAUGAS COMPANY
20th and Boyd Straata, Omaha
318 Rose Building
16th and Farnam Sts.
- r,:t &ejeoGH
tle with the railroads out of coutt,
are behind the bill and will seek to
have ft pushed through.
The bill really forces every per
son who may have sustained injuries
to go into court to settle such claims
as be may have. It prohibits tie
railroads from making any effort to
settle the case or in any way mak
ing any attempt to settle the case.
They cannot "approach, or interne?"
and injured person within thirty days
817.64; and when a new record for a
single day's clearings was established.
The Bee freely predicted that the
clearings would far surpass the $1,
000,000.000 mark for the year, and
pointed out that even at that moment
in October, the clearings for the year
ending that very month of October
would reach $1,000,000,000. which
would put Omaha into the billion-dollar-bank-clearing
class before the
close of the year.
The prediction was justified by the
subsequent transactions; Omaha did
go into the billion-dollar class in Oc
tober, and when the first of the year
1917 arrived the clearings had actually
It is too early to predict what the
present year will bring forth, sit is
enough to note that it is starting out
with a promise to surpass records
In the matter of bank deposits the
record established in 1916 will be
equally difficult to surpass, though it
is not impossible that the record may
be outdone if the general prosperity
of the Omaha territory continues.
Deposits at present are $95,745,568,
which is $30,000,000 greater than they
were a year ago. These figures are
taken from the statements of Decem
ber 27, 1916, and December 31, 1915,
Although the deposits have been
piling up rapidly, so rapidly that there
was some cry of flooding the banks
with money, these institutions have
had good success in finding a market
for these large sums of money, and
the result is that at this time they
have loans aggregating $66,153,728 as
Telephone Douglas 6967
Western Heating and
HEATING and PLUMBING
- - hi i i .
1810 St. Mary'a Ave.,
For Toilet and
SWIFT & COMPANY
Bemis Omaha Bag Co.
Best 22k Cold Crowns $4.00
Bridge Work, per tooth $4.00
But Plate, $S.OO, $8.00, $10.00
1324 Farnam. Phone Doug. 2872.
Don't Burn It
We Buy It
Omaha Paper Stock Co.,
Office and Warehouse
18th and Marcy Sea.
Phone Doug. 159. Omaha, Neb.
after the accident or procure any
statement from him regarding the ac
cident They cannot procure any re
lease of claim or settlement i$ any
way and are forced to furnish the
names of witnesses to the injured.
The settlement of a claim out of court
is declared in the bill to be evidence
of fraud and further evidence thaMhe
accident occurred through the negli
gence of the railroad and prohibits the
roads from using any of its witnesses.
Manufactured in Oma
ha by JENSEN & JEN
SEN, 43d and Charles
Sts. Walnut 1058.
Omaha Central Iron
Doug. 490. 10th and Dodge Sts.
V , ECLIPSE i
Sweep and Clean at the
J Strong vacuum, positive
M gear-driven brush.
Practical, efficient and
Guaranteed. Ask your Dealer, or
U. S. SALES CO., Factory Agents
677 Brandei. Building, Omaha.
Phone. Doug. 8261 or Walnut 1266.
Made in Omaha by
Hydraulic Press Brick
W. O. W. BLDG.
Ride a Harley-Davidson
VICTOR H. R00S
The Motorcycle Man
2703 Leavenworth St.,
Omaha. Phone Harney 2406.
A Self-Locking, Air-Tight,
Water and Vermin-Proof
Either Marbfe or Concrete
For illustrated education book
let call or address American Sar
Home Office: Omaha, Neb.
Pazton Block, Phone Tyler 153.
Engraved Printing Plate.
Phone Tyler 1000
Bee Publishing Co. Omaha
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