Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 19, 1917, Page 6, Image 6

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City Attorney Bins and City
: Commission Devise Scheme
to Swell Receipts.
In conference with City Attorney
- Rine, the city commissioners approved
a proposed bill to be introduced in
; the legislature, to change the existing
maximum city funds from the present
' basil to a mills basis. The effect of
i this would'' be, that as the valuation
increases, the, amounts received
through the application of the mills
. maxima would " correspondingly in
, crease.
Under the present city charter the
1 maximum of the general fund for
. Greater Omaha is fixed at $1,390,000,
: to produce which the council levied
29.223 mills for 1917. It is proposed
- to change this fund maximum to 31
.' mills, which applied to the present
', valuation would produce $83,000 more
than the amount raised by 29223
mills. If this bill goes through the
s legislature, it is orooosed to levy 31
mills for general fund purposes for
1918, the city commissioners ex
plaining that most of that increase
will be necessary to meet the in
' creased pay rolls of the police and
lire departments.
Eliminate Maximum Fonda,
It if proposed to do away with
the maximum funds which have been
. fixed bv charter for police, fire, park.
. street lighting and a few other de
partment. This would permit the
, council to make up the annual bud-
' get without restrictions beyond the
' maximum of the general fund.
.. Another feature of the bill is to
' fix the sinking fund maximum at 9
t mills, instead of $400,000, as at pres
i ent The sinking fund levy for 1917
was $375,000, or 7.884 mills levy. me
I commissioners -favor' a maximum
from 2 to 4 mills for the bond re
; demption fund, instead of $50,000 to
; $150,000, which it the existing limita-
! tion. 1 ,, '-.
i Hatmaker Freed on Charge
Of Killing Lucky; Is Warned
T tr f -.mviAfnr - - haliavad atlffi-
; cient by the county attorney's office to
' bring about a conviction, hat resulted
1 in the dismissal of manslaughter
charges against " Harry Hatmaker,
' who January. 8 shot and fatally
; wounded M. W. Lucky at the home
of Mrs. Maud Lucky, 2417 Capitol
'avenue. It was explained that all
of the evidence in the case, inciud
j ing that of the slain man's ' . wife,
would favor the defendant
In the discharge of Hatmaker
Judge Fitzgerald warned him against
nit return to ' tne nome - oi mrs.
: Luckv. "That's a sood olace to stay
I away from," said the judge. Hat-
; maker replied tnat nt tnougnt to,
J too. - " . ...
I Pioneer Woman, Mother of
.fourteen Children, Dies
' ''Mrs. Magdalene 'Kostert, aged &8
years, widow of the late Henry A.
' Kostera. Hied at he r home. 1321
! Georgia avenue Wednesday nitcht.
She was born in Sara Brucher, Ger
many.' The Rosters came to Ne
braska in 1856 and reared a family
of fourteen children, of ' which the
following survive: Mrs. Julia Lira-
' haugh, Edward Kostert,- Henry A.
Rosters, Frank W. Kostert, Mrs. A.F.
. Peters, Elizabeth Rosters, George
Rosters, Mrs. H. L. Beard and Mrs.
H. L. Kitur. -
The funeral will be held from the
late residence Saturday morjjing at
8:30 o'clock, with services in St,
. Mary's Madalene church. 1 Burial will
be in the German Catholic cemetery.
Principal Adams to Talk
At Dundee Social Center
"Growing Omaha Needs a New
I Building for Its Growing High School
! ot Commerce is the subject on wmcn
I Karl F. Adams, principal of the com-
mercial school, will speak before the
. Dundee . Community center Friday
i evening. Following Prof. Adams
talk members' will discuss the topic
t Members of the Board of Education
have been invited to attend the meet
ing. Miff Emily Wentworth will give
a piano solo and Mitt Margaret
.. Woodruff will give a vocal solo.
School Children Now ;.
' Biggest Borrowers of Books
Of the total circulation at the pub
lie libraray, over cne-third it among
V children of the public schools, accord
,' intr to Miss Edith Tobitt, librarian,
; Statistics just completed show that of
the 381,637 books borrowed during
. ' the year, 153,851 were loaned to school
. children. ; Previous to this time the
' ratio t adult borrowera was about
: five to one. The addition of many
, new children's 'books it the reason
: given by the librarian for the increase.
: County Judges of the
'. State Are Meeting Here
The Nebraska County Judges' at'
' sociation is holding its annual meet
ing at the court house... More than
thirty, judges of county courts from
all parts of the state are here. The
organization will take up the matter
of making recommendations of
needed legislation to the state solons.
Officers will be elected for the ensu
ing year. .
: Woman Victim of Auto
, . Accident is Improving
Mrs.' Pauline Hinkel, a Minneapo
lis young woman, seriously injured
; when a taxi in which she was riding
collided with a street car at Twenty-
fourth and Arbor streets, is reported
. improved at at Joseph t hospital Al
vm Miller, driver of the taxi, has re.
i covered sufficiently to go to his home
- at MU Norm sixteenth street
" ' About Consttoation.
Certain articles of diet tend to check
movements of the bowels. The most
i common of these are cheese, tea and
boiled milk. On the other hand, raw
fruits, especially apples and bananas,
also graham bread and whole wheat
bread promote a movement of the
. bowels. When the bowels are badly
, constipated, however, the sure way is
to take one or two of Chamberlain's
Tablets immediately after supper.
i Advertisement
Professor of philosophy at the Vni-
versity of Missouri, who will lecture
before the Omaha Society of Fine
Arts at Hotel Fontenelle today at
p. m. on "Social Unrest and Its
Ethical Significance.',' . ,
Alleged Leader
Of Bobbers' Ring
Caught in the Act
What C. A. Lowell, chief special
agent for the Illinois Central, believes
was an effective blow in his cam
paign to break up an alleged gang of
Omaha merchandise car robbers wat
landed Wednesday night when he ar
rested C. W. Pruitt, 3714 Maple
street, said to be the ringleader of
the thieves.
Frequent car robberies of late
caused Chief Lowell to come here
from Chicago and . take personal
charge of the matter. His activities
resulted in the arrest of Pruitt just
at the latter emerged from the brok
en door of a refrigerator car with
dressed sheen on his back.
uiiet Lowell eonnscaten tne tneep
and placed" Pruitt under trrest At
the broken car wat cart of an inter
state shipment Pruitt will be turned
over to federal officials.
Says Indictment Does Not
Tell Where Liquor Came From
Sixteen cases for the alleged tell
ing and introducing of liquor to the
Indians on the Winnebago reserva
tion were dismissed by Federal Judge
Woodrough on motions filed by
Hiram Chase, Indian attorney,' that
the indictments made out in the cases
by the last federal grand jury were
faulty. , The question , raised and
which wat sustained was that the in
dictments did not specify where the
liquor came from. The attorney held
that the Honor mie-ht nave been
bought On the reservation and not in
troduced trom the outside. the legal
knot was, the- first of its kind that
hat been raised in the federal court
and it supposed to be the first of its
kind in the country. Previout to the
raiting of the i question hundreds of
persons were convicted on the tame
sort ot indictments. ,
Ex-Deputy Sheriff Found
Guilty on Conspiracy Charge
Seattle. Wash.. Ian. 18,-Tohn W.
Roberts, former deputy sheriff of
King county, wat found guilty by t
jury in me icacrai court nere last
night on an indictment charging htm
with having conspired to renreaent
himself aa a government officer.
Roberts was charged with bavins
extorted auuu trom uittord lar
brough of Tennessee, who came to
Seattle last march accompanied by
Eugenie Murray. Roberts at his trial
contended he had no interest in the
case other than to tee the girl waa re
turned to her mother, who livet in
avanaviue, ino. - -
Mayor of Hastings Fixes
'V.- Case Outside of Court
The. $50,000 libel tuit of Ellis R
usher, a publicity man, against Will
iam Madgett mayor of Haatinttt.
Neb., and a candidate for the nomi
nation for Eovernor at the nrimariaa
last spring, hat been settled out of
court, according to a stipulation for
dismissal filed with the clerk of the
district court J he libel tuit arose
out ot tne gas' franchise fight at
Hastings, and waa filed during the
primaries campaign.
Philadelphia Press is '
. Sold to Local Capitalists
Philadelphia, Jan. 18.-The Phila.
delphia Press, one of Philauinh;.'.
oldest daily newspapers, has been told
or me .aivin went estate to a group
of local capitalists, Samuel W. Meek.
manager ui uie rrcss company, an-
uwuuicu isi uimui.. jnc rress waa
founded in 1857 by John W. Forney
uu purtnucu oy vaivin Well
twenty years later. , .
Theater Owner's Wife
At Last Gets Divorce
The matrimonial troubles of the
Steinbergs were aired in district court
for the last time when Judge Redick
granted a decree to Ida Steinberg,
who sued Joseph Steinberg, alleging
cruelty. The divorced husband "t a
motion picture theater owner. , The
couple hat figured in teveral divorce
General Beljaeff Named
' Russian Minister of War
London, Jan. 18. General M. A.
Beiiaett has been appointed miniater
oi war in place ot Ueneral Chouvaieff,
who hat been made member of the
council of empire, according to a
Petrograd dispatch to Reuter s. Gen
eral Belineff waa formerly assistant
minister of war and chief of the
general ttaff.
. 1 ' . aatf aW
Ml ffra .
Ualtariu H4reartm. tio S. lata St,
Oauka. Nak. .
fas0? u
Washington Officials Think
Balfour Note May Be First
Step in New Program.
Washington, Jan. 18. Jfreat Brit
ain t supplementary note amplifying
the entente reply to President Wil
son's peace note has given much en
couragement to .American officials
who are looking forward to some sort
of league of nations to preserve peace.
Although the principal portions in
Foreign Minister Balfour's note1 de
livered to the State dcpaitment yes
terday are designed to lustily the se
verity of the terms sent forth by the
entente in their reply f the note of
President Wilson, the formal acceO'
tance in principle of tome sort ot
national sanction as a iont behind
treaties and international law it re'
irarded as of sreat importance.
It has Deen stated omciany inai
President Wilson's next step has not
been determined upon. Many official
1 ehevc the terms of the British note
may afford the opportunity for a move
toward the establishment of some
such national sanction, even if it be
with the view of having it come into
force after the close of the war.
Force Behind Law Necessary.
London. Jan. 18. Commenting on
the note of Foreign Secretary Balfour,
supplementary to the entente reply to
President Wilson, ths Manchester
Guardian says:
"The moat notable words in Mr.
Balfour's dispatch are those in which
he spea'. s of the American proposal
for a leaaue of nations. The war has
shown, that no international law it of
the least avail aa a protection against
a oower unscrupulous e iough to dis
regard it and strong enough to despise
the condemnation ot neutrals.
The newspaper expre:ses the belief
that there . imt be force behind inter
national law and thinks thit in con'
templated in the American proposal
of a league to enforce peace.
"But what is necessary in discussing
the matter with Americans,", says the
Guardian, it that we should make
them realize that the whole thing
were breath and wordt unless they,
tlong with the rest of us, are pre
pared in the end to put force into
execution. The leasue must examine
discuss and find methods of adjusting
national difficulties and, not merely
maintain order, but tacima; prog'
rest. The idea is a gr .at one and with
Mr. Balfour t note it hat made one
further ttep towards general accept
ance. ?
Nebraska Hardware Men
Convene Here, Next Month
The Nebraska Retail Hardware
Dealers' association is to hold itt an
nual convention in Omaha February
to 9. Nathan Roberta of Lincoln
it tecretary. ine aeaiera win nave
tome live topics for discussion this
ear, as several important matters
nve develooed. The increased cost
of hardware ttock, due to the general
rise in once of steel, iron and most
metal products, has made new prob
lems for the dealert, and the hopeless
tan ale in which the Nebraska freight
rates are now sweltering it another
problem wntcn anectt ine naraware
men, ' -
Teachers Will Take Their
Examinations. This Week
The quarterly- examinationt for
teachers under he jurisdiction of the
county tuperintendent of schools will
be given on Friday and Saturday of
thit week in the model school room
on the third floor of the court house
About fifty teachers, including a large
number ot old teachers wno will try
for higher grade certificates and re
newals, as well as a number of am
bitious pedagogues-to-be, will be
quisled under the direction of County
superintendent ot schools Keenan,
Wants to Change the '
Time When Taxes Are O.ue
City Attorney Rine hat the backing
of the city commissioners in presen
tation of a bill to the legislature pro-
Dosing to make city taxes due Janu
ary 1. instead of May 1. This change
would bring current funds Into closer
relations with the city s fiscal year
and would save considerable interest
paid by the city on registered war
rants, pending receipt ot taxes.
Loomis to Name Successor
To Scandrett This Week
General Solicitor Loomis of the
Union Pacific is back from a trip of
nearly three weeks apent on the Pa
cific coast, but asserts that he is not
vet ready to announce the successor
to Ben Scandrett, assistant general
attorney, who has gone to the North
ern Pacific as its general attorney.
The announcement of the successor
will probably be made this week,
inemM .trtntla at
dwlvMlc ttcrvov. rutv
dowtt pof lot
many rastencM. lift
forfait if it faili mi
full xpkiiatioa in larf
artlela mob to apff t
una ww. .
Ask your la etui
rfniHlat about it.
Shermaa ft McCo snail Drue Storaa alwaj
aarrv it in atsak.
Brocbitis, Croup, Coughs and Cokk, of
tnooey back Sold and guaranteed by
m t w tomfit , mm
Bvsry u, Miner la Omaha should nad
. ui itorv hwl.d ."THIS LI IT
In toaur's U.u.. It's Tti Pcvplt't nor-
tunltr; sivn thtm by
Th. HuagOTford Potato Growers' Aya,
ltlk mmt Havarf Straalt.
first woman judge in California it fitting in Palo Alto town
fhip. She it the widow of Judge S. W. Charlet, killed re
cently in an automobile accident Juatice Charlet studied
law under her husband, then a profettor in Stanford uni
versity. ; ? .''
,'SABErI x
fl0T if MTt-
Power Company Seeks to
Set Aside Heat Rate
Shenandoah, la., Jan. 18. (Spe
cial.) Following a series of wrangles
for several years over light and heat
rates, the Shenandoah Artificial Ice,
Power, Heat and ' Light company,
through its attorneys, has begun ac
tion against the city of Shenandoah,
the mayor and five councilmen to re
strain them by temporary injunction
from enforcing the ordinance passed
by' the city in January, 1911, insofar
as it effects the charges for central
steam and hot water heating. -The
edition alleges that such rates
are inadequate, unreasonable, oppres
sive, nonremunerative and confisca
tory; The notice was filed on the
mayor, C" A. Wenstrand, just as he
was going to Des Moines to secure
an expert to make a survey of the
reasonableness of the rates, to far as
heating and lighting and gas are con
cerned. He expressed himself aa
pleased that the suit would bring the
matter to a showdown. ,. i. .
. There it one of two things for the
city council to do, and , that is to
either pay the meter rate or to prove
to the court that the 30-cent rats.'Ts,
reasonable and just.
Give vour Want Ad a chance to
make good. Run it in The Bee.
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Did you ever reach for your last little cigar and
find it broken when you were far away from the
nearest cigar store? Then you'll be glad to know
that there is a new a wonderful little cigar that
will not break in the package or pocket ,
Admiral Little Cigars with the Million Dollar
Wrapper are the only little cigars that will not
break crumble or frazzle. THE MILLION
selected to blend with the delicate filler in flavor
and aroma. It is always enticingly light and uni
form in color.
In foil'Uned package.
Iota in flavor. Gamble
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Prudential Now Has
Fifteen Million Policies
- Newark, N. J., Jan, 18. More than
$591,000,000 of paid-for life insurance
was issued by the Prudential Insur
ance Company of America in 1916,
and at the lowest expense rate in Pru
dential history, according to the forty-first
annual figures of the company,
read Tuesday by President Forrest
F. Dryden at the opening session of
an international business conference
of Prudential field representatives,
held here. This issue, Mr. Dryden
explained, represents a gain in insur
ance in force of over $283,000,000.
President Dryden also stated that
the Prudential now has . 15,000,000
policies, representing a total of over
$3,000,000,000 insurance in force, con
tinuing the 'Prudential, although one
of the youngest, as the- second com
pany in the world in this respect ,
Sued Husband Admits
, ; Profanity on Occasions
Minnie Mclntyre, who is suing
Charles Mclntyre for divorce in
Judge Wakeley s court, alleges that
her husband has an uncontrollable
temper. Mclntyre on the witness
stand admitted thaf he swore about
the house and called hit wife far from
pet names "when the , occasion de
Thit meant no
a nickel and tee.
Export Demand Clears Out the
Big Elevators, Which Held
' 1 a Surplus.
While the warehouse figures indi
cate that the wheat in storage in
Omaha elevators aggregate 1,037,000
bushels, the fact is that there is none
there. The last was sold out this
morning when buyers for export took
500,000 bushels, to go to the Atlantic
coast at any time prior to May.
Practically every bushel of wheat
in storage in Omaha elevators has
been bought for export and most of it
at prices that are around $2 per
Omaha wheat receipts were 132
carloads and there was a strong de
mand, the cash sales being made at
$1.91 io $1.94 per bushel. These
prices were 1 to 2 cents up from
Corn was in good demand and at
94 to 94)4 cents per bushel, an ad
vance of 1 Xto cents over
Wednesday. The May futures were
bid up to 97ji cents, while the May
option in Chicago went to $1.01J6,
the highest top in years. Omaha re
ceipts were seventy-one carloads.
Oats were steady, selling at about
the same prices as Wednesday, 53)4
to 544 cents per bushel, with a tend
ency to higher prices. Receipts were
light, only nine carloads.
Bad ConghT FTerUhT UripprT
Them allmenM wMken your iTitem
don't wait. Vie Dr. Bait's PlM'Tar-Honey.
It Ulan Inflammation, kills frm. lie.
All druggists. AdvertlMment.
Poltcemon, street car mn, mmtl carrier
and alt others who an on thetr feet-constantly
will be Interested In the sscceMful
experiment of a Chlcafo policeman who haa
solved the question of havlnv comfortable
feet. This polloaman stands at the Inter
section of two busy streets, directlnf traffic
all day. By nlfht his feet used to torment
him. He couldn't sleep for the pains and
aches they s;ave him. Then hs heard of
Wa-Ne-Ta. and now he suffers no more. Two
or three of these tablets In a bowl of hot
water, a few minutes' bethlnf, and all ths
soreness Is rone, hie feet feel eooL comfort
able and happy. Tou can use Wa-Ne-Ta with
delightful effect In your body bath. Leaves
skin soft and aDtlseptlcally olean. Tou can
get Wa-Ne-Ta from your druggUL It only
coats 25 cents. If your druggist hasn't -It, we
will gladly send you a sample package If you
will send us 10 cents to cover cost of pack
ing and mailing to your address. U C. Lon
don Co.. South Bend., Ind. -
A New, Harmless Way
to Banish Hairy Growths
(Beauty Topics).
By following this suggestion any
woman can, in the privacy of her own
home, remove every trace of hair or
fuzz from her face: With, powdered
delatone and water mix enough paste
to cover the not wanted hairs; apply
and in 2 or 3 minutes rub off and
wash the-skin. This method , is n
failing, harmless and quick in results,
but care should be employed to get
the genuine delatone. Adv.
MBS vv
Cast Away On a
Desert Island With
Your Last Smoke
, - Sales' IB WSf7 C21
rin oTiicrcn CRdM
opens Air J-aas -r-
, ..a.iitHltHliHIrit
Instant relief no waiting. Your
clogged nostrils open right up; the air
passages of your head clear and you
can breathe freely. No more hawking,
snuffling, blowing, headache, dryness.
No struggling for breath at night;
your cold or catarrh disappears.
Get a small bottle of Ely's Cream
Balm from your druggist now. Apply
a little of this fragrant, antiseptic,
healing cream in your nostrils. It pen
etrates through every air passage of
the head, soothes the inflamed or
swollen mucous membrane and relief
comes instantly.
It's just fine; Don't stay stuffed
up with a cold or nasty catarrh. Adv.
' Breaks ALL Records
Notwithstanding the fact that
we have been in business 67
years, more Piano Buyers than
ever have taken advantage of
the Generous Reductions we
are giving on New, High-Grade
Pianos and Player Pianos. ,
save y4 to y3
18 Different Makes to
Select From
500 Whitney Square. .$ 25
$225 Story & Clark
upright , .$ 50
$250 Decker & Co., :
upright $ 65
$300 SchmoUer &
Mueller upright ... S 155
$250 Martin Bros.,
upright , S. 95
$450 Chickering & .
Sons upright .$ 75
$450 Steger & Sons
upright ..........$225
$1,000 Chickering &
Sons, Grand., $150
$1,200 Steinway Grand, $565
$450 Auto Player
Piano -$195
Every instrument a genuine
bargain and fully guaranteed.
Usual terms, $1 a week will do.
Free Stool and Scarf. Pianos
for Bent, $3.60 per month and
up. Liberal Rent allowances on
purchase price.
1311-13 Farnam St,
The Leading Piano House f
tha West.
1 Tel. Douglas 1623. ' .
' Established 1859.
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