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niR OMAHA SUNDAY TF1E: MAY 13. 19 1 7.
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Contract Let for New Ware
house at Ninth and Douglas
Streets Will Construct
The $200,00lioragc and warehouse
lo be built at Ninth and Douglas
streets, as the joint home of the
Omaha brayches of the United States
Rubber company and the American
Hand-Sewed Shoe company, will be a
big addition to Omaha's wholesale
and manufacturing district. J. C.
llardis company has the contract.
Building has been active in the
wholesale and manufacturing district
during the past year and a big build
ing program is mapped out there for
this year. The Lee-Coit-Andreesen
warehouse is now practically com
pleted. It will not only greatly in
crease the capacity of the ,lace, but
will add to the business-like appear
ance of that part of the city.
work is progressing on the Kirsch
braun creamery plant at Ninth and
Farnam streets. It will be operating
in tun swing before the tirst oi the
year. Beside it will be the big plant
ot the Coins rroducts company,
which will manufacture buttermilk
meal. The manufacture of buttermilk
meal has come to be of more and
more importance throughout the
country. This is the second plant of
its kind to be started in Umaha this
year. With the talk of conservation
of foodstuffs and the campaigns be
ine conducted toward that end. coir
tractors look for more plants of this
kind in the near future.
New Home of Unitarians Will
Cost Thirty Thousand
Bids are asked May 25 for a new
$J0,000 home for the Unitarian church
at Thirty-first and Harney streets.
John and Alan McDonald are draw
ing plans. C. W. Russell of the M.
E. Smith company is chairman of the
building committee. Brick and stone
construction is planned. Unitarians
have increased their membership in
Omaha during the past year and one
half, holding services in Turpin's hall
most of the time. Years ago the
' Unitarians had a church of their own,
but they sold it. Rev. Robert French
Leavens is pastor.
Contract Being Poured for
, Tire and Rubber Co. Plant
Contract has been let for the new
plant of the Crown Tire and Rubber
company at Ralston. It -will cost ap
proximately $32,000. The plans, how
cvei?Tall for new wings and additions
when needed. The general contract
was let to Winter & Thomas. J. C.
Bixby & Sons got the plumbing con
tract. The Crown Tire and Rubber com
pany will manufacture a newly pa
tented automobile tire. The company
will also branch out into the manu
facture of rubber goods.
Selma Realty Co. to Build
$85,000 Apartment House
The contract has been let for an
SS5.000 apartment house for the Sel
ma Realty company at 706 Park ave
nue. Richard Everett drew the pVns.
The Selma company will retain the
general contract. E. R. Hendricks is
10 do the plumbing work and Luhr &
Luhr have the contract for electrical
Concrete Being Poured for
New Yates School Building
Alexander Beck is constructing the
Henry W. Yates school building at
Thirty-second and Davenport streets.
It is to be 162x110 feet. Concrc'te
pouring is" in progress. It will be
ready for occupancy by the opening
of the fall term of school.
Home for Omaha Doctor
Dr. G. W. Todd will build a $20,000
residence and garage- at Fifty-fifth
and Dodge streets. It will be of
stucco and Portland cement con
Improvements to Be Made at
Omaha Public Library
Extensive remodeling is to be done
at the Omaha Public library, Nine
teenth and Harney streets, at a cost
of $3,500. Stockham & Baker are
FOOD IS CHEAPER IN LONDON
War Prices Abroad About One-Third
Lower Than in the United
"People are more prosperous indi
vidually in London today than they
were before the war. And food,
though the number of courses to a
meal is limited, is cheaper than it is
in America," Robert McBride, pub
lisher of Travel, said on his return
from London recently.
He explained the prosperity by the
fact that instead of being supported
by one man, the head' of a family,
virtually all members of a family now
work while the father is at the front.
"A baked potato in a restaurant here
costs 15 cents. It can be had in
London for from 4 to 6 cents. Lunch
eon is limited to two courses and
dinner to three, hut one may have
as many helpings as one desires.
There is plenty of food in London and
tobacco enougl. to last the island
three years. Sugar is the one thing
that seems difficult to obtain.
"Wages are much higher. Women,
taking the places of men, are mak
ing in munitions factories as much
as $5 a (lav. Stenographers are get
ting $10 to S12 a week, where they
once received 'only $5. Teople who
have not had ni'fiey before are mak
ing it now. Curiously the commodity
most in demand is pianos." New
Modem Square Type Home
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This house, biiilt by Home Build
ers, shows a well-arranged, comforta
ble home of the square type. It is
very simple and economical, with
large rooms, and the plain exterior
gives it a very pleasing appearance.
the outside dimensions are Zbx',
with a nine-foot porch across the en
tire front. The living room is fin
ished in oak and has a built-in book
case on each side of the vestibule,
heavy beamed ceiling, a brick fire
place and window seat. The dining
room is in the front of the house and
is finished in oak. with Daneled walls
and plate rail. The kitchen, pantry
and rear entry are mushed in yellow
pine. Combination stairway leads
BIG RUN OF LIGHT
OPERA DESPITE WAR
Vienna Turns Its Attention to
Things of the Stage, Vaude
ville Being Popular.
MANY NEW PLAYS PUT ON
(Correspondence ot The Associated Pretts.)
Vienna, March 10. The season's
product in operas, light operas, mu
sical shows and plays generally has
been good despite riie war. Viennese
may do without a good many' things,
but it seems that music and comedy
they must have, a craving which they
have been able to satisfy unstintingly,
because stage productions are not
subject to governmental regulation,
while composers, playwrights, singers
and actors have ways for keeping
away from the'front.
The output in operas has been lim
ited. However, three new works
made their appearance. Two of them
never went beyond - their premieres.
Only Richard Strauss' "Ariadne at
Naxos" proved a success after the
composer had made a goodly number
of corrections. Even the "Stargazcr"
of Franz Lehar, great favorite that
he is. had to move oft the boards, al
though its life was prolonged by an
overhauling of siore and libretto.
Light Opera Innovation.
A light opera innovation which has
enjoyed considerable success is Leo
Fall's "The Rose of Stamboul.", The
title is wholly unrelated to the argu
ment of the book and the music is a
hybrid between Oriental tam-tam and
Viennese motives. But the play has
been seen by full houses for sev
eral weeks now, despite the fact that
there is only one melody in it which
a Vienna music lover could remem
ber. The season has brought an ava
lanche of musical one-acts. In effect
these are vaudeville sketches in rhyme
set to music, which in a surprising
number of cases is remarkably good.
The musical comedy sketch is the ef
fort of young and unknown compos
ers. It is given in houses where din
ner can he had during the perform
ances. Nevertheless, some genuine
playbuildings and meritorious music
may be seen in these thirty-minute
operas. As a dispeller of "trench"
gloom the men home from the front
find them without equal.
Vienna is to have a musical innova
tion of real merit soon. Following
the "Kammersschauspicl,'' Vienna
will have the "Kammcrroper," which
might betranslatcd into English as
chamber opera, or "opera in camera."
tike the chamber comedy, the cham
ber opera is an exclusive stage pro
duct for exclusive people, but at rea
As to Chamber Plays.
The chamber stage is a small af
fair, and the personnel, while of ne
cessity high class, is limited to a
few. The aim is to produce pieces
whose literary or musical qualities
are inherent and do not need the sup
port of elaborate stage settings and
mechanical and optical effects. In
some respects the chamber play re
turns to the essentials of the Greek
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from the kitchen to the grade door
and into the basement. The main
stairway is a box stairway which
goes up from the living room.
In the second story there are three
large bedrooms, a large sleeping
porch and bathroom, all finished in
white enamel, with mahogany doors.
ine entire basement has cement
floor and all of the modern conveni
ences, with a vegetable room built of
solid brick. The basement walls are
Dressed brick above the grade line.
The Home Bm'lders, Inc., will be glad
to furnish vou anv information de
sired about the above plan. Tames
T. Allan, Architect, Brandeis Theater
comedy, that is to say, only the play
and the acting, or the music and its
Meritorious one and two-act operas
will be the program of the chamber
opera. Ihc following repertoire ot
the new Vienna Chamber opera shows
this: "Gardening for Love," by Mo
zart; "Opera Dress Rehearsal," by
Lortzing: "The Apothecary," by
Haydn; "May Queen," "The Cheated
Kadi," by Gluck; "The Maid as Mis
tress," by Pergolese; "Secret Mar
riage," by Cimarosa; "Thickhead." by
Dworzak; "Iolanthe," by Tschaikow
ski; "The Match Girl," by Enna, and
"Shepherdess and Chimney Sweep,"
by Lafitte, are some A the pieces
which will be given. Not the least in
teresting feature of this program is
that the list of composers is interna
tional, including Italian, French and
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The Beaton Track.
Apropos of a widow who, dylnir, re
quested to he burled near her five hue
Bands. Booth Tarklngton said:
"It must have been this widow that they
toll the story about.
"According to the story, a widow and
her latest capture were advancing up the
aisle, 'of a flower-decorated church to the
music of the weddlni; march, when every
light every single light in the place went
Mr. Tarklngton paused with an awed
"And what happened?" Baked the
"They kept right on." said Mr. Tarklng
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PLANS FOR PEACE
IN THROES OF WAR
British Plan to Enforce World
Peace After Present War Is
Already Drawn Up.
TAKES IN ALL RISKS
(Correspondence of The Associated Tress )
London, April 20. The British plan
for a league to enforce peace, as
drawn up by a committee headed by
Viscount Bryce, former American
ambassador, has just been made
public here, although it was prepared
two years ago, thus antedating the
plan of the American league. It goes
further than the American plan in
providing means to enforce decisions
upon aggressive and recalcitrant na
tions. In a prefactory note to the outline
of the British scheme, Lord Bryce
"The frightful catastrophe of the
present war, involving more than
half the human race, and bringing
grave evils on neutral nations also,
has driven thoughtful men to reflect
on the possibility of finding means by
which the risk of future war may be
dispelled or at least largely reduced.
The only effective and permanent
remedy would be to convince the
several peoples of the world that they
have far more to lose than to gain
from strife, and to replace by a senti
ment of mutual international good
will the violent national antagonisms
that now exist. But this, we well
fear, would be a slow process.
Follow Public Opinion.
"Meantime that which may be done,
and which it seems possible to do at
once, is to'provide machinery by and
through which the volume of inter
national public opinion, which favors
peace may be enabled to express
itself, and bring its power to bear
upon any nation in which there may
from time to time exist a spirit of
aggression or a readiness to embark
on war in pursuit of selfish interests
or at the bidding of national pride.
"The nature of the machinery re
quired is indicated by some facts
which this war has brought out in
strong relief. These are:
First,' the increased risks to peace that
arise from the increased epeed with which
communications between governments me
ditating war are exchanged, and with which
momentous decisions are taken.
Second, the difficulty neutral nations find
in ascertaining the merits of a dispute whleh
has led to war, and thus In Judging between
the disputants and throwing to one or other
side the weight of their opinion.
Third, the gigantic scale on which war Is
now waged, compelling governments. In or.
rler to secure themselves from sudden on
slaughts, to mainlaln naval and military
armamenls incomparably larger than ever
before, and thereby laying Intolerable bur
dens on the peoples.
The machinery needed to meet these con
ditions would seem lo he:
First, the prescribing of a certain period
of time within which steps could be taken
to settle a dispute amicably before a resort
Second, means for ascertaining the facts
and clearing up the Issues in dispute, so
as to facilitate the forming of an Impartial
opinion upon .the merits.
Third, arrangements between pacifically
minded nations for mutual protection against
sudden attack by a slate which refuses to
allow time for invest liTellng and trying to
secure an amicable adjustment of lis
"It may reasonably be hoped that
if some scheme calculated to attain
these objects were adopted by a con
siderable number of states, the opin
ion of neutral nations, being better in
structed and having a vehicle for its
expression, would become a more ef
fective force than it has been hitherto
in the way of deterring aggressive
governments from war.
Time Ripe for Plan.
"Everyone seems lo feel the ap
proach of a supremely important mo
ment. If the opportunity which the
close of the present conflict will offer
for the provision of means to avert
future wars be lost, another such op
portunity may never reappear. If
things are not then made better the
prospect for mankind willi.be darker
than ever and the condition of the
world will have grown worse, because
the recurrence of like calamities will
have been recognized as a thing to.
be expected and their causes as be-
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The plan is outlined by Lord
Bryce's committee as follows:
1. To refer ell dlaputi'S tint mlflht arlsf
bMw.'on tlirm, If diplomatic methods of
i!.itinont hnii fnllfd, flthor to an arbitral
tillnnml for .lurilolal decision or to a tounotl
vt t'oiu'Htatlon for invcstlBHtlon and triort.
2. Not to doolHr war or hosln hontllttlM
or hoHtllo pruoaratotm until (hn tribunal had
dfi-ldt'd or tha council hud reported,
3. To tk rom'ertoil arllon. oconomlr
and forrlMe, aRntimt any BiK"tory power
that should aej In violation of the preceding
4. To tak almtlnr action analnat any non
BlRiiatnry powi-r that should drolnro war
or boKln houl ill tlia or hoitllln prparntloiia
ftKRlnst a alunatory power without flrot aub
mlltlitK tho dispute to peacuaWe letlkmcnt
by tho miMhod Indicated.
Corrclvo aw Urn by tha mpmbora of thf
union would a treaty obltittition only In
tho fiiNo whnre n state had rcnortod to force
befi.ro submlUinn the dispute to peaoeablo
at'ttlettient. for the purnonca of uih action
It la not proponed to abolltih natlon.il arma
ments and auhfltltuta a form under Inter
national control. The forcea employed aliould
ba the national forcer, of the metnbera of
the union. lntarnat tonal dispute which
diplomacy has failed to adjust would ba re
ferred either to Judicial process or to con
ciliation. Thus, two claaaca of dlsptitea are
recognised and two proccasea of adjustment:
1. The first clasa of disputes are called
'Justlclablo.' Such disputes ara to ha ro
ferredto Tha Undue, court, aa It now la,
or may In future he constituted, or to aoiua
other arbitral court.
2. The other clnss of disputes, helnir, of
course, tha clafl most likely to lead to war,
comprises those which are not justiciable :
such aa, for Instance, those which (trine out
of the general economic and pollllcnl rivalry
of Hlnlea, or, It may be, from the discontent
of nationalities within a atate, where, auch
dlaroiitent commands tho sympathy of a
For the settlement of such disputes a
Judicial tribunal Is not tha best authnrlly.
It la proposed, therefore, to Institute for
thla purpose a now International body which
Is called the council of conclllallon.
The memlers of the council would he
appointed by the ulttniUory slates for a
fixed term of years, the council belns tlum
always complete, anrl in hciriR. As thi
council ha a no executive power, and Its
function la merely to In ventilate, report,
and make recommendations, it. Is neither
necessary nor dealrnhle that Its members
ahould act under Instructions from their
governments. They should deliberate and
aot freely according to their heat judgment
In the interests of the whole society of
Since It (a likely that the (Tirnt powers
would hav a larger number of men quali
fied to be members, they might be Riven
s sjreatar representation aay three to each
Itreat powers and one at least' to each of
The council would mediate between the
dlaputants and en d on v or to arrange a settle
ment, which should not be a mere com
promise, but should lent upon Intelligible
and accepted principles, and have In It some
guarantee of permanence. But In every
case where It falls to do this It should
publish a report or reporta dealing; with the
whole situation and sotting: forth Its recom
mendations and the grounds on which they
These reports and recommeirlatlons
would then form the subject of debutes
In the national laitlHlalive assemblies and of
discussion at public meetings and In the
press. And sufficient lime being allowed
for this "six months," It is not unreasonable
to hope that tho best public opinion of all
countries would support the council In press
ing; for an amicable aolutlon on the lines
suggonted, and that the disputants would
yield to that pressure.
Should this hope not he fulfilled, then it
must be clearly understood that no puwer
would be under treaty obligation either to
accept the recommendations of the council
or to put pressure upon a power, refusing lo
accept them. The states would retain on
these points all their liberty of action. All
that the treaty would prescribe Is that if
such a situation arises tho powers should
met In oonference to consider whether or
not It If practicable or desirable for them
It la possible that from such a altua
tlon war might In tho last resort arise
It Is not claimed that the union would
make war Impossible, But It Is believed
that the enforced period of delay, the con
alderatlon by ait Impartial council, and the
publicity"- given to lis recommendations
would be very likely to prevent war by
rallying the public opinion of the work!
in favor of pouce; and Unit, In the worst
slrlctod, for a power making war In defiance
of the recominednatlnna or tile council
could not rely on aupport from ihe olhnr I
An employe of a real estate office hud ,
been sent by the hou-e nnfiila lo luln tin
Inventory, of the drowing room furniture of
a. mansion In their hands.
He was so long about his task that at
last the woman of the house went to aee
what was taking place. She found the man
slumbering awwtly on a aoft, with an empty
bottle beside him. It was evident, however,
that ho had miide a pathetic attempt to no
his work, for In the inventory book was
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arealeft of the 150,000 7rr. Nonpurticipnting shares authorized
for issue since January 1st.
After these on hand are exhausted the new allotment will
probably bear the rat of 6 owing to the downward tendency
of money seeking investment. .
The next allotment of shares authorized will be Nonpar
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every way, like the 7 shares being issued now.
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On account of the high character of Homo Builders' mort
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