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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY. APRIL 20. 1917.
Interference With Men Em
, ployed on Omaha Buildings
Forbidden Till Case Heard.
DEMAND SCALE OF $5 A DAY
A temporary injunction was
granted by Judge Leslie of the dis
trict court against the Electrical
Workers' union to prevent its mem
hers from interfering with men now
at work on buildings about the city.
'lhe case will be heard April 26.
Since April 1 some of the electri
cal workers have quit their jobs be
cause contractors refused to pay the
increased scale of 6854 cents per
hour, or $5 a day, demanded by the
R. L. Cortright of the electrical
workers' grievance committee says
mere is no strike in the real sense of
the word, as maintenance, fixture and
the shop men have not been called
cut. It is only the electrical, work
ers in the building trades that are in
volved, according to Cortright He
"The only demand we have made
is for cents per hour. We are
not now asking and never have asked
for a closed sjiop. We have asked
ior nothing but the increased wage.
We have been getting a minimum of
57i cents per hour and a maximum
of about 62'A cents.
"We notified the electrical con
tractors the first day of last January
ot our demand for an increase and
offered to finish old jobs at the old
scale. What we asked was that the
new scale be paid on all jobs figured
alter January 1, 1917. We thought
that was fair.
"The contractors promised us in
writing that they would give us 62'A
cents beginning January 1, 1917, but
when the time came they denied they
had made such a promise. Although
most of our records were burned in
the Continental block fire we still
have that letter in our possession."
The electrical workers say twelve
shops are now paying the scale de
manded and that sixty-seven men are
benefited. Others are holding out,
according to Cortright and R. C. Col
lier, another electrical worker.
A house brick sailed dangerously
near the head of Benjamin Bennett,
nonunion electrical worker in the em
ploy of the LeBron Electrical com
pany, while he was at work Wednes
day on a building at Twenty-second
and Davenport streets.
G. L. Adcock and John Andras,
union iron workers on the same job,
were arrested, charged with throwing
Judge Madden discharged the de
fendants, after cautioning them to
engage in no disputes over labor difficulties.
Woman Gets Verdict of
One Dollar Against Road
The smallest verdict ever awarded
by a jury in the local division of the
federal court was awarded to Mrs.
Antonia Rihel in her suit against the
Burlington railroad. She sued for
$10,000 and secured $1. She alleged
that a special officer of the railroad
heat her at Second and William
streets, July 7, 1916. The officer was
placing Mrs. Rihel's husband under
arrest and had a revolver pointed at
him, according to the evidence, when
Mrs. Rihel interfered on behalf of
her spouse. The beating fallowed.
The case was on trial two days and
the services of two interpreters were
Rain Extends Over AH
Of the Corn-Growing Belt
The corn and wheat region got a
good rain Wednesday night. The
weather bureau reports that the rain
fell all over this crop-important re
gion except in the Ohio valley and
the extreme northwest.
In many places the rainfall exceed
ed one inch. It was still raining out
through Nebraska this morning and
the local indications are for "rain and
The river is falling everywhere
north of Plattsmouth. It fell 0.2 of
an inch here in the last twenty-four
hours, but is still high, 18.5, which is
within haH a foot of flood stage.
UfHon Pacific Railroad
Men in Nation's Service
Donald B. Allan, Union Pacific
storekeeper, in a communication to
Judge Sears of the district court, says
that "in releasing Union Pacific men
from jury service the court is really
assisting Uncle Sam." Mr. Allan
adds that "we are short seventy-five
men in our Omaha force now on ac
count of the shortage of common la
bor, due to enlistments and men leav
ing railroad service to take jobs at
The letter was prompted by the
drawing of a Union Pacific employe
for jury service.
Winter Kills 5,000 Tulips
In the Yard of T. M. Orr
Thomas M. Orr, 133 South Thirty
eighth street, secretary to the presi
dent of the Union Pacific railroad, lost
5,000 tuKps on account of cold weather
during the last winter.
Mr. Orr is a tulip fancier and for
years he has raised many choice va
rieties. Some of them .were imported
from Holland and were valued at $5
Of 8,000 plants Mr. Orr said 5,000
are dead. He declared he had never
known a Nebraska winter severe
enough to kill the Holland tulip.
To Build Dike to Keep
Water High in Manawa
With the receding of the water in
the Missouri river, the street railway
'company is gathering a force of men
to rebuild the dike at the west end of
Lake Manawa, at the point where
Mosquito creek flows out.
The dike will be raised six inches
to a foot in order to hold a good
stage of water in the lake. With the
lake filled to the top of the banks,
company officials figure that the boat
ing and bathing will be the best in
Buried Once More
Charlei Walker Tries to Take
Man Suspected of Steal
SPECTATORS TAKE A HAND
Detective Charles Walker was
beaten up by a crowd at 1108 Farnam
street yesterday morning when he
went there to arrest a man who was
thought to be a chicken thief.
A call .came from the Omaha Cold
Storage company asking that an offi
cer be sent there to arrest a man who
was selling chickens and who was
suspected of having stoien them. De
tective Walker responded. He found
Arthur Williams of Kansas City un
loading chickens and other poultry
from a wagon. The detective climbed
upon the teat and- attempted to make
the arrest. WilliLms threw the de
tective off the seat.
Two well dressed men. passing on
the sidewalk,, took the cue from this
row and rushed into the mixup, be
ginning at once to beat up Walker. A
crowd gathered, and for some reason
everyone, without knowing who
Walker was, began to rick and beat
him. A street car conductor and an
expressman then happened along, and
recognizing Walker, rescued him from
the crowd. They then helped Walker
take Willams to jail. Walker is suf
fering from a sprained ankle and a
badly bruised face.
Red Cross Wants
To Include State
In Its Territory
Red Cross workers, now thorough
ly organized and active here, plan to
secure enlargement of the Omaha
chapter's territory, in order to take
advantage of the hearty co-operation
being offered daily by many persons
living near this city, but outside of
"Our territory at present consists of
only this county," said Secretary W.
(j. Ure. Yet every day we receive
applications for membership in the
Omaha chapter, and also rriany offers
We cannot now accept these, but
have to refer them to the mountain
district. S. P. Morris, State Capitol
building. Denver, is the present head
of the chapter that has authority over
all of Nebraska, except Douglas
"As Omaha is the logical center and
headquarters for most of Nebraska
and much of South Dakota and west
ern Iowa, our executive committee
will try to have that territory trans
ferred to our jurisdiction."
Bird Lovers May View
Pictures of Specimens
Beautiful streopticon pictures of
Nebraska birds wilt be shown twice
in Omaha Saturday by Prof. Robert
Thompson of Plainview, Neb., who
will lecture on them also. He has
200 bird pictures, including a remark
able collection of hawks.
At 2 p. m. in the Central High
school auditorium he will show the
pictures at the junior Audubons. t
8 p. m. in the city council chamber
he will show them at the regular
meeting of the Nebraska Audubon
society. The public is .welcome at
Children's Coughs and Colds.
For many years Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy has been a favorite
with mothers for their children. That
it has well merited the esteem in
which it is held is shown by the fol
lowing extract irom a letter to the
manufacturers bv Mrs. T. H. Still.
Charleston, 111.: "La.'t winter our
little boy Z years of age had a severe
cold that -settled on his lungs and we
were greatly worried over his condi
tion. He had a very persistent cough
that hung onto him despite all t!.e
treatment we gave him, until I got
mm a Dottle ot t namberlain s Lough
Remedy. This preparation relieved
him almost immediately and two bot
tlcs of it cured him." Advertisement.
Cries When He Asks House of
Hope Direotors to Let
MEMBERS DELAY ACTION
Rev. Charles W. Savidge cried
when he asked the board of directors
of the House of Hope to drop him
from its directory. In effect he re
signed as superintendent of the town
Jtiouse of Hope at 956 North Twenty
seventh avenue and the new institu
tion at Florence.
"The board has not yet taken ac
tion. We are discussing the situa
tion," stated Chairman Payne.
Mismanagement of the old house
vas charged by the Board of Public
Welfare, following an investigation
by Superintendent Schreiber, who re
ported an elderly woman died unat
tended and another woman was
burned almost fatally.
Chairman, Payne and Rev. Mr. Sav
idge have been estranged for two
"I don't want to be a thorn in your
flesh. It is evident that we nave
been trained along different lines,"
said the minister to the House of
The Board of Public Welfare
served notice on the House of Hope
directors to close the Twenty-sev-ci.th
avenue house or install proper
management within two weeks.
10,000 Gallons of
Gasoline Go Up
In Sudden Plash
Ten thousand gallons of gasoline
was destroyed yesterday at 8 o'clock
at the plant of the Manhattan Oil
company, Eleventh and Paul itreeta.
'The hre was caused by the blow
ing out of a stopper in the top of
a big tank of high-test gasolinet The
vapor escaping from this opening
traveled 200 feet to the tar kettles of
the National Roofing company, which
set fire to the vapor.
In an instant the whole tank of
gasoline was burning.
Gasoline of this quality It now
worth 20'i cents a gallon, making
the loss about $2,000. The blaze was
spectacular and could be seen for
Chartfed Ten-Spot for
Sitting On Revolver
mere was a soiree in progress
Wednesday night at 201 North
Eleventh street. Mr. and Mrs. Eli
Archer were hosts. Miss Mary Nel
son and Charles Nelson, who are not
relatives, were guests. There was
beer and music.
"But this party lacks one thing,"
the host confided to Nelson. "You
better get your mandolin and pick a
But Nelson was afraid to go home.
"My wife is there and she will make
me stay in," said Nelson.
Archer volunteered to get the in
strument. He did and reiiorted that
the doors of the Nelson home were
wine open and nobody was at home.
Nelson immediately went home,
ostensibly to lock the doors. He
b -ought back a big revolver. He sat
on the weapon and played his man
dolin while tho beer flowed. Neigh
bors phoned to the police. Arrests
"Why did you have the gun at the
social?" Judge Madden asked Nelson
Wednesday in police court.
There was no answer.
"Is it because the host had a reputa
tion as a wielder of a wicked razor?"
asked Prosecutor McGuire.
Nelson smiled affirmatively.
The gun-toter's wife paid the $10
line unpusca upon ner music-maKing
spouse and led him forth by the arm.
"I'll teach him to snoop around o
parties witnout my consent, said Mri.
Mr. and Mrs. Archer and Miss Nel
son were discharged.
Teamsters Talk Strike:
Lockout is Threatened
Teamsters are discussing a strike
for higher pay. Employers of team
sters, sucn as tne express companies,
the transfer companies and others,
have indicated that a lockout will re
sult if the teamsters inaugurate the
LAUNDRY MEN WILL
NOT RAISE PRICES
But Say They Will Try to Meet
Advanced Cost by More
FIFTY HERE AT CONVENTION
How to economize in the laundry
business so as to continue to make a
reasonable profit without further in
creasing rates, is the problem the Ne
braska Laundry Owners' association
is facing now in its seventh annual
convention at the Henshaw hotel.
We do not intend to raise prices
again, sail President n. A. lacon-
berger of Omaha. Our problem is to
find efficient systems of cos finding
and to find ways to economize in do
ing business so that we can continue
to operate without further advances."
Last October the laundry men put
into effect an increase in their chaws.
It was a kind of "Manl.et increase.
They diii not increase the cost of
laundryuir any one articn, but added
10 per cent to the total charge on
Materials Cost More.
Since that date, materials used in
laundries have greatly . dvanced in
cost. In regard to this President
Jacobberger says: "Soap has in
creased 100 per cent in the lat year
or two, and 50 per cent since last
October, when our increased charge
went into effect. Starch has increased
75 per cent since last October. Paper
and twine have made a big jump in
cost. Twine has advanced 20 per cent
since last October and 120 per cent
since last year. , Pasttboard boxes
have gone up 100 per cent since last
year. Steam coal advanced 100 per
cent, although this has gone down
until it is now only 25 per cent higher
than it formerly was. Labor has ad
vaaeed 25 per cent in the last year.
and 15 per cent sinre last October.
Labor will advance more still, tor we
intend to increase wages as soon as
we can. The cost of living has gone
up so that our girls have to have more
money to live and we intend to give
it to them as soon as we can see our
way clear to do so. The cos of labor
is our big item, being about 50 per
cent of our gross business every
About fifty laundrymeT from va
rious parts of the state are here for
the convention. H. A. Jacobberger
of Omaha is president; j. A. West-
ling ot fairbtiry is vice president, and
A. E. Evans of Lincoln 's secretary
treasurer.. The laundryire- are here
for a three days' convention. Enter
tainment features are pla.med by the
Salesmen's Club to Put
On Big Four-Reel Feature
Joseph Barker, president of the
Salesman's club, has just completed
arrangements to bring to this city
niL. i Li.. r i. ,
ine irouDtcs oi a oiorexeepcr, a
four-reel feature film produced by the
Essanay company for the National
Cash Register company. It will bj
presented before the members of the
Salesmen's club in the Commercial
club rooms at 8 p. m. next Monday.
This film has been shown all the
way from New York to San Fran
cisco and from Chicago to New Or
leans, before merchants' associations,
chambers of commerce and other
business organizations. It was on
the programs of the National Ad
club convention at Philadelphia and
conventions of the national associa
tions of grocers and druggists.
"Paul Revere's Ride"
For Kiddies at the Muse
"Paul Revere's Ride,' timely both
for its patriotic interest and because
this is the anniversary week of the
celebrated ride, will be the film shown
for the special children's program at
the Muse theater Saturday morning
under the auspices of the educational
committee of the Omaha Woman's
club. "Colonel Heezaliar, Snv
Dodger," and comedy and country life
films will also be shown.
The Strand has discontinued the
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Mri. E. G. Humphrey, 1604 N.
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N. Seventeenth St.
H. A. Burdlck, painter, 1662 N.
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N. Eighteenth St
Charles Marley, 1186 N. Eighteenth
St., says: "When I was In the west
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Mri. J. H. Appleton, 2511 pierce
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A headache remedy without the dan.
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headache and that miserable feeling from
colds or congestion. And it acts at once I
Musterole is a clean, white ointment,
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