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Omxha Daily Bee
PAGES 11 TO 18
VOL. XLVII NO. 5.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING. JUNE 23. 1917.
On Trtliti. at HiMttt.
Nawi Standi, tte., it.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
BOOSTS IN TAXES
ARE NOT BINDING
Says He Can Find No Law
Which Gives Assessor Power
to Send Out Notices
In the opinion of County Attorney
Magneyjv County Assessor Fitzgerald
had no legal right to send out no
tice's of wholesale and enormous
raises in taxes.
"I do not believe any of the boosts
re binding upon the company or in
dividual raised by the county as
sessor," the county attorney declared.
"I do not believe the courts would
sustain the county assessor's action
even in case the taxpayers thus raised
do not protest." ,
After an exhaustive search of the
statutes, County Attorney Magney
failed to find any law giving the
county assessor the right to send out
Cannot Find the Law.
"The equalization board as a body
could legally notify a taxpayer that
his assessment had been boosted, but
I looked through the statutes and am
unable to find anything that says the
county assessor, in the capacity of
his office alone, has the power to send
out such a notice," added the county
Cuts in assessments are being stead
ily made daily in the 'ice of objec
tions by the county sscssor, who,
with County Clerk Dewey and the
five county commissioners, comprise
the equalization board.
The liveliest meeting is looked for
tonight, w.icn Omaha jobbes, retail
ers and big business concerns will
make their protests.
Batteries of legal talent have been
hired to present cases of the big busi
"The outrageous raises made by the
county assessor have hurt invest-
... " !.' XV Qimr3l r.nrii,ntinp
O. C. Rcdick, told the board this
Keep Capital Away.
"Eastern capital for investment
purposes quit coming 1o Omaha when
this boosting of taxes became known."
The personal schedule of O. C.
Redick was raised from ,$6,450 to
$17,000 by the county assessor. The
equalization board ordered a rcin
spection. Following are some of the reduc
tion voted ty the boaid in the last
twenty-four hours: .,..
camcr ninlins company, trora 16,00
t0.vory 'company, Implement!, from 160,000
t0lVchr'Ue Tailor, from 15.000 to fS.OOS.
lU'iiry tiering, auto accessories, from
Nelson S Miror. 3920 Cumins Jtrset, per
ioral, from 110.000 to C.OOI). .,,
tionloii Fireproof warehouse, from 117,000
'"vim'iot Grain company, from 120,000 to
Cuts to One-Third.
. M. Morsman. 224 North Thirty-second
vonu., from 130.000 to 10.000.
W I: Hunter. 4502 North Thirtieth treat,
ppisoni'l. from 14,000 to $2,000.
Omaha Paste company, from IM0O to
''Kirn company, train, from J,oo to l76
.1 P. Clarey, 1126 South Thirty-third
strVct, personal, from 12,000 to $775.
Ralph K. Sunderland. Stratford Terrace,
personal, from H.0O0 to $2,000. ......
Myers-Tjillon Drus company, from $11,000
t0Armour Grain company, from $6,000 to
"b'mihi Garage, from $10,000 to $3,800.
Curtis Rrasonier, 4109 South Twpnty-atxth
street, personal, from $700 to $450.
Dr. A. Grcenberg. office fixtures, from
$300 to $100.
Moc'rorey & Co.. 5 and 10-eent store, from
$40,000 to $34,500.
Powell Supply company, auto accessories,
from $45,000 to $26,700.
Lee Tire and Rubber company, from
$25,000 to $12,500.
Sheridan Coal company, from $20,000 to
Sent to Jail for Selling
Liquor to the Indians
Fred Morehouse was sentenced by
Federal Judge Woodrough to sixty
days in the Madison county jail and
fined $JO0 for selling liquor to In
dians. Jess Fowler was sentenced to sixty
davs in the Douglas county jail for
selling "dope." The judge ordered
his sentence to date from the day of
his arrest. This was more than two
niajiiths ago and therefore lie was set
Wheat and Corn Sell
Lower and Oats Are Up
On the Omaha market there was a
fairly good demand for wheat, but
it was off a cent, selling at $2.40 and
$2.45 a bushel. Receipts were twenty-two
Corn was up VA to 2 cents and sold
at $1.64 and $1.65 a bushel. The
receipts were 155 carloads.
Oats were 1 cent higher, selling at
65' and cents a bushel. Re
ceipts were eighteen carloads.
Danish Steamship Orion Sunk.
New York, June 22. The Danish steam
ship Orion, a vessel of 1,848 tons gross regis
ter, was sunk by a Herman submarine June
4 In the North Sea. according to officers of
a Dutch ship which arrived today. The crew
Sale of -
Djer-Kiss Toilet Goods
Djer-Kiss Talcum 23c
Djer-Kiss Face Powder 49c
Djer-Kiss Vegetal Toilet. . .99e
Djer-Kiss Toilet Water. .$1.39
Djer-Kiss Perfume, oz...$1.29 1
Djer-Kiss Sachet 75c 1
Djer-Kiss Creme 50e
Djer-Kiss Toilet Soap 29c I
s, J. HARVEY GREEN, Prop.
ONE GOOD DRUG STORE
16th and Howard. DouffUt 843 "
RULES FOR SELLING
State Fire Commissioner For
mulates Instructions for
the Handling of Explosives.
City officials have received instruc
tions from State Fire Commissioner
Ridgell prohibting the sale of fire
works in broken packages in store
rooms or show windows. The only
manner in which sales will be allow ed
will be on stands outside of build
ings and an urgent request has been
made that all fireworks shall be en
closed in glass cases.
The committee in charge of the cel
ebration in Fontcnelle park will dis
pense with the fireworks entirely this
The following rules have been
adopted by mayor and fire chief of
Lincoln and Commissioner Ridgell
has asked that Omaha observe the
"No fireworks to be displayed in
windows or in the store room in
"Merchants and parties desiring to
sell fireworks arc expected to provide
a place outside of their place of busi
ness, on the sidewalk, and to provide
a glass showcase to cover the fire
works while they are displayed for
"No package of fireworks to be sold
or broken inside place of business.
"The mayor will have police to no
tify .each merchant regarding the
"The state tire warden will prohibit
the indiscriminate sale of fireworks in
the state next year atul will ask the
cities throughout the stale to pass an
ordinance to comply with the state
Runaway Car Just Misses
Auto Filled With People
People living 'out along the Mis
souri Pacific Belt Line road were
given an opportunity to witness the
spectacular run of a wild freight car.
In some unexplained manner an
empty freight car was released from
the Sunderland yards, north of Cum-
ne street, and ran out on the main
line. There it struck the downgrade
and sped away, gaining speed as it
When the runav..y car crossed
Farnam street it was moving at a
speed of twenty miles an hour. There
it just missed a loaded automobile.
At West Side Junction, near Howard
street, the car ran into a switch en
gine -nd came to a sudden stop. It
was telescoped and the debris scat
tered along the right-of-way. The
engineer and fireman were shaken up
by the impact of the car striking
their engine, but neither was injured.
The engine was considerably battered
up, but moved away under its ow i
SIMPLE LIFE IS
THE RULE FOR A
Quite a Section of the City
Where the Homes All Have
a Most "Home-Made"
By A. R. GROH.
There is a part of Omaha w here the
people live the very simple life. 1
walked up that way the other day.
A row of the homes of these peo
ple is built close against the north
fence of the Union Pacific shop
Every tiny home bears the mark
of "homc-niadcness." Odd pieces of
second-hand lumber and old pieces of
tin have been used in their construc
tion. You can see that father has
done the building with his own hands
after his day's work.
Some of the houses arc painted, but
most of them are not. Every house
lis surrounded by a home-made fence
made of old boards and rusty tin.
Every home has its little garden and
its chickens and ducks and geese. In
one tiny yard is a cow pen with the
faithful cow. chewing her cud con
tentedly. Neat piles of wood are seen
in every yard.
Homes Are Neat.
A notable thing at these humble
homes is their neatness. The win
dows are clean and adorned with cur
tains. And every window ana door
Children are plentiful in this thrifty
town. Some of them are neat and
some of them are not neat. In one
tinv vard I counted five dogs and
seven children, a happy family, in
Going north from this street along
Tenth street, we find many more such
humble dwellings. The street isn't
naved and hasn't any sidewalks.
One tiny house of only one room
has a little front porch, half sunk in
the ground and a stovepipe sticking
crookedly out from the tar-paper root.
A very aged woman was working
about the back yard and clothes were
on the line. She lives all alone and
"washes for a living.
Across the street, tinder a tree.
woman is silting, darning sox. Her
two small children are playing in the
weeds near by and the baby carriage
is standing there. It consists of a
soap box fastened on to the dilapida
ted running gear of a baby carriage,
ldently reclaimed from the dump.
Marsh on Landscape.
The landscape from this humble
street westward shows a broad marsh
from which tall wild grass grows, and
in which are tin cans and all kinds
of rubbish. Reyondi the marsh are
the Missouri Pacific 'reicht yards,
with their eternal clatter of switch en
gines and bump of freight cars.
We mustn't forget to notice the
aristocrats of the neighborhood. Their
house is a story ami a half high, it
you please, painted dark green with
white shutters. The front fence is
painted green with a white line along
the top. The side fence is made of
There is quite a garden at the side
and a cow stands in a tiny pen made
ot old bed springs and some old sheet
tin. At the back of the house is a
flag staff from which flutters Old
(iltiry. The Stars and Stripes evi
dently are very dear to these humble
people. They arc pasted on many a
little front window. Freedom, even
in the most humble circumstance, is
a gift which these people can appre
ciate, coining as they dn from Old
World countries where they were un
der flic bondage of despotism.
l'ersistent Advertising is ihe Road
Three Are Arrested for
Failure to Register
Sam Trigger was arrested at Harri
son, Neb., on the charge of failing
to place his military name upon the
registration rolls for the selective
draft. Arthur Long Woman and Os
car Two Katies, Indians, were ar
rested at Chadron on the same charge.
All gave bond pending a hearing be
fore United States Commissioner
Slatttry at Chadron.
Saturday Visitors' Day at
Y. W. C. A. Summer Camp
Saturday will be visitors' day at the
Young JrVomcn's Christian associa
tion summer camp. From 3 to 5 in
the afternoon and at any time in the
evening the camp will be open for in
spection. The board of directors!
the association will act as a reception
committee and the Caiupfire Girls will
serve as guides. During the open
hours Henry Cox's orchestra will
lit. Kbsw-H tm Hi i i
17th and Howard.
Furnish Your Porch
From Either Store
This larcrp Arm 'R.nr.lrflr.
Brown Fibre $2.75
Porch Swing, brown fibrr, 4 ft.
length, complete with hooks and
chains. Special, $9.75.
This brown Fibre
Rocker or Chair
Y v This fumed oak 4-ft. Swing, with
hooks and chains, $1.85.
We Save You Money-There 'Are Remeoas
11TH & HOWARD
Broadway, 32d St, New York
On Block from Pennsylvania Statioa
Equally Convenient for
Amusements, Shoppinf er Business
1ST pleasant rooms, with private bath
$2.50 PER DAY
257 excellent rooms with private bath,
facing street, southern exposure,
$3.00 PER DAY
Also Attractive Rooms from $1.50.
The Restaurant Prices Are Most Moderate.
GIVE ONE DAY'S PAY TO SAVE A SOLDIER DON'T DISAPPOINT THE BOY
SCOUT WHO REPRESENTS THE RED CROSS.
The vast volume of busi
ness of this Greater Store en
ables us to "pick our com
pany" in clothes buying.
It's an achievement for
any manufacturer to place
his merchandise in this house
"Selling The Nebraska at
Omaha" is a recommenda
tion all desire.
Thus we are enabled to
pick the cream of America's'
best and offer to our patrons
clothes service that's truly
JOHN A. SWANSON, Tres.
WM. L. HOLZMAN, Treas."
The Clothes Proposition
of Supreme Importance!
A master stroke of sound judgment, that's what our tre
mendous preparations prove to be. Call it luck, it' you
will, the fact, remains that thousands upon thousands of
suits are here today at prices positively less than the same
suits can be duplicated at wholesale. See our superb
showing the cream of Rochester, N. Y., world
Unequaled Values in Men's
and Young Men's Suits
$15 -$20 -$25-$30
Selections five to fifteen times larger than else
where, ranging from stylish, slender-looking
sport models and military effects to the most
conservative two and three-piece suits; eighth,
quarter or half lined; beautiful cool grays,
- blues, blue-grays, green tones, homespuns, flan
nels, tropical worsteds, serges. Every conceiv
able idea in weave, model and color for a man's
Big Men, Short Men
Your size in your ideal of pattern, color
and quality in summer suits. Hard-to-fit
men get special attention here. Larg
est western showing of extra sizes, at
$15.00 40 $40.00
True Blue Serge Suits Have the Call
Blue serges are scarce, but again we score heavily.
See our vast range of models in guaranteed true blue
serge suits. Lined or unlined. Unequaled values, at
Great Values in Light Weight Summer Suits
$15 to $35
Genuine Palm Beach Suits Buy the
original and (ret full satisfaction. Sport
or tack models. Special values, at
isa.uu to $.uu
Tropical Worst.e! Suits Neat hair line
stripes and plain tones; plaids, checks;
wide color range. All sizes, at
$7.50 to $25.00
Cool Crash and Mohair Suits Novelty
grays, tans, fancy mixtures; light as a
feather. Extra values, at
$7.50 to 815.00
r . np palm Beach Trousers, $2.50 wmte duck, at ai.za ivnaKi, at i.o to .a
EiXira 1 rOUSCro white Flannel and Serge Trousers, $2.50 to $5.00 Outing Pants, $2.50 to $5.00
Quality Silk Shirts
Specials For Saturday
crepe shirts, striking
ly original oriental pat
terns, very new, see them,
ity superb, at
C a I i f o r ilia
Silk Shirts, an
entirely d i f
ties at $7
Cool Negligee Shirts
Including the famous production of Manhattan, Bates
Street and Yorke. Soft or starched cuffs, clever patterns.
Specially woven fabrics $1.50. $2. $2.50. $3.
DOLLAR SHIRT HEADQUARTERS
Negligee or Sport Styles.
Extra special value for Saturday, at
Union Suits Galore
Keeping cool is every man's business now we're in the
business of keeping men cool.
Every conceivable idea that's mada by greatest
underwear makers Superior, Vassar, B. V. D.,
Hatch-One-Button and a lot of others. All sleeve
and leg lengths. All proportions, at $1 to $3.
MEN'S BATHING SUITS
Complete New Selections
$1.00 to $5.00
BOYS' BATHING SUITS
Get Yours Saturday, at
55t to $1.50
Men's Straw Hats
UR leadership in as
sizes our straw hat
value supremacy. We
approach the straw hat
subject on the same
value-giving basis that
we sell other merchan
dise result, finer qual
ity, better styles, at low-est-in-the-city-prices.
GENUINE SOUTH AMERICAN
Panama Hats $4 to $10
Not Imitations Made of Rice
Paper and Called "Panamas."
Bangkok Hats, $4.00 to $6.00
Porto Ric.ns, $2.00 and $2.50
Madagascar H.ts, $1.50 and $2.00
Split and Sennit Braid Hats, at $1.50 to $4.00
Silk and Cloth
styles, $1 to $2
White Duck and
re "it" 50c
The Travel Goods Shop
Seeing is believing Campare traveling goods values, as
sortments, quality and you'll buy here. A wonderfully com
plete stock bought early and selling at right prices
Suit Cases, $1.25 to $20. Traveling Bags, $1.50 to $35.
Standard and Steamer Trunks, $5 to $25
Neverbreak Wardrobe Trunks, $16.50 Others, $22 to $60
MEN'S ARMY SHOES AND LEATHER AND CANVAS PUTTEES
MEN'S WHITE AND
PALM BEACH FAB
RIC OXFORDS, AT
$2.00 TO $4.50
nuit.. i -ii J Jill Pel
-CORRECT APPAREL FOR MEN AND WOMEN.
MEN'S BLACK AND
TAN LEATHER OX
FORDS, AT ''
$3.50 TO $7.00
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