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    THE BEE: OMAflA, WEDNESDAY, JUKE 27, 1917.
MRS. JOSLYN TELLS
TAX BOOST UNFAIR
Omaha's Bichest Woman Pro
. tnata tit donntr Assessor's
yaluation Increase From
$562,715 to $4,552,542.
. Mm. Srih H. Joslyn, "Omaha's
richtst woman," through her attorney,
Arthur Mullen, Monday night pro
tested before the County Board of
Equalization the "star" tax boot
made by County Assessor Fitzgerald.
The valuation of property owned
by the widow of the late George A.
Joslyn, multimillionaire, whose estate,
the largest ever probated in Nebraska,
consisted mostly of corporation
stock, was raised by the county asses
sor from $562,715 to $4,552,542.
The equalization board took the
case under advisement after Mrs. Jos
lyn'a attorney had made a lengthy
protest . , j
Attorney Mullen cited figures show
ing the total amount of corporation
stock returned in Douglas county for
the 1917 assessment waa $783,780, of
which Mrs. Joslyn returned $308,400.
He said it is a matter of common
knowledge on the part of assessors
and boards of equalization that own
ers of stock in foreign and domestic
corporations have not been assessed
and that it is the policy not to assess
them.
Violation of Duty.
.... j i - . t--r .1..
11 would ue vioiauuu ui ut
duty of the board of equalization to
permit Mrs. Joslyn's increase to
stand." he declared.
-Figures Were read before the board
by Attorney Mullen showing the
amount of corporation stock returned
by individuals in other counties.
Lancaster county, of which Lincoln
is the thief city, shows only $4,000
in corporation stock returned by in
dividuals, according to Mrs. Joslyn s
attorney. He aaid it ia common
knowledge there are many rich people
in the capital city who are large hold
rt nf atntk in coroorations.
No Return In Many Counties.
. Nineteen hundred dollars in cor
poration stock .Attorney Mullen
nninti-H out. was returned in Dodge
county and $15 worth in Kearney
county He cited scores of counties
where no corporation .stock was re
turned Th hmrii wis asked to acceDt Mrs.
Joslyn's return and reject County As
sessor fitzgeraia s raise pecausc, ni
tnrnev Mullen said, the county as.
muir'i boost "overvalues the per
sonal property, was discrimination,
was an arbitrary assessment and was
in violation of the rule of equality and
uniformity." ,
Xfrs. Joslyn's attorney told the
board she was not trying to shirk pay-
int her iust share of taxes, but that
she felt she had made a fair and im
partial return.
More Reductions Voted.
Reductions totaling hundreds of
thousands of dollars were voted by
th hoard Tuesday momma over vio
lent objections of County Assessor
Fitzgerald. '. ,
Hreb & Runvan Furniture conv
pany, raised from $150,000 to $350,000,
reduced to the sum returned and
mmnlimented br members . of ' the
equalization board on the fairness
. of it.
. The county assessor voted no on
.'roll call to reduce the raise.
The session was marked by fre
fluent tilts between the county asses
sor ana otlier memDers oi me Doara.
Fitzgerald's protestitions were voted
down in oractlcally every instance.
Some representative reductions
oted in the last twenty-four hours
are as follows:
, Slira Wlll.rd, ISIS ChloM strMtt M-
mi, from ll.ssi M fi.ooo. .
. A. F. Smith rompany, wholesal. J.W.I
ra. from Sloe.000 la l3t,ooe.
Unci. Ram Braakfaat f Mmpny,
trm lat.OOS la II1.I0S.
Burtlok-P.rk.r Laalkjr company,
:s,oos to 111, TO.
. Rama hatal, from 1:1.101 to 1:1,009.
Millard hotal. from I3I.O0S to 11.000.
J. H. U1ILM. M0 loiitH Tblrty-lllhlh
alr.at. from 111,000 IS S)S,I00:
. Barbar pantal Supply oompany, fram
tia.oaa ia Sio.soo.
('ntral Uachlna works, tram Sl.m ta
1100.
Updike Lumbar 4 Call company, from
liio.oos ta tio.ioo.
Ulaaourl V.ILjr Dlavator company, tram
110,00 to II, Ht.
Updlka IllUlat oompany. from :,I0 ta
II no. i
I'pdlka Orals company, from (10,(00 ta
si.ioa.
Kdwari Updlka. paraonal. from 90,000 ta
tl.OO.
naoraa W tlodlka. from SI. .000 ta 11.100.
Omaha' Oanaral Iroa Works, from 110,700
ia 10,000.
Dr. u O. Iwartalaiidor, parsanal, from
1300 la Siso.
Mra. Anna MlatM, B.MOft, pirtonil, from
2,J0 to Sl.Ml.
Central Tal cempanr, from 10,000
' Thomas Cuaaott oompaay, from 111.000 ta
110,000. .
Dr. B. if. Barnas. from I3I.O0S ta I1S.0OO.
. Narria Brown, 4114 Davanport alraat, par
aonal. fram S2.IO0 ta 0100.
rrank w. Tatra, Woodman of tha World
auUdlna, paraonal, from 1300 to ioo.
Hynra Blavatar oompany, from 110.000 ta
! OO
"BILLY" SUNDAY,
ALMOST STAYS
HEEEF0R A DAY
rUao4 Pro at Paa Oaa.l
menced throwing the family baggage
to the platform, his idea being that
he would wait over in Omaha a day.
see the boys and continue the jour
ney to his Hood river ranch tomor
row.
The baggage having been
from
Pav of Soldiers Six Times
That of Men of Revolution
Chicago. Tune 26. An interesting
comparison between the pay received
hv men who served under George
Washington and that which will be
paid American soldiers wno go to
France in Pershing's war army was
arm todav in a recruiting argument
which rtlaced a poster of revolutionary
days aide by side with one appealing
lor men now.
The men who won freedom for the
United States received $60 a year,
"the whole of which the soldier may
lay up for himself and friends" accord
ing to the poster, which points out
that ample rations were allowed tne
army and an annual and fully suffici
ent supply of good and handsome
elnathintr.
"The man who enlists during re
cruiting week will receive not merely
fond and clothing, but at least $30 a
' month, with an automatic increase of
20 per cent when oraerea to foreign
service. It he quannes as nrst Class
private he will receive $33 a month
and men with trades do even better.
Cooke especially are wanted at $38 a
month. It is estimated that one dollar
in the army is equal to three in civil
life, because the soldier's housing.
food, clothing, transportation and
medical attention are furnished by
' the government.
, Army recruiting officers are pointing
out that chances of promotion now
are better than every before. r
Cutis, RluAMa InArn Uifa
4CCra Lmuiuc iuui sine
: . Who Still Lives In Italy
Tony Piccalo, suing Lucia G. Pic
llo for divorce in district court, says
his wife ia in Italy with their aix chil
dren and refuses to come to this coun
try and live with him. They were
tnarriH at Sarafosa. Italy, February;
1 '
AUSTRIANS POUND
AT ITALIAN LINES
Central Troops Making Desper
ate Efforts to Recapture the
Trenches Taken by Vic
tor Emanuel's Men.
ited on the platform, "Billy" Sunday
resumed his visit with the Omaha
people who had gathered at the de
pot to welcome mm ana ina oun
day. There to meet him were Rev.
ltua Lowe. A. A. Lamareaux, jamca
Allan, F. D. Wead, Dr. Callfas. ti
mer E. Thomas and scores of others
who were closely associated with him
he conduct of the Sunday cam
paign in Otnaha.
The greetings were not all for
Billv." Ma Sunday came in for
her ahare and there were twenty or
mora of the Omaha women on hand.
They and the men were glad that
Billy and Ma naa conciuaea to
stay over a day and plans tor tneir
entertainment were immediately set
on foot. The Sundays were to be the
guests of Dr. and Mrs. Callfas and
at their home a reception was to be
held this afternoon and tonight.
Plana Quickly Changed.
These clans were suddenly disar
ranged when down the platform came
Billy, jr., and mil, running, iney
were embraced and kissed oy tneir
father and mother and then came the
order to get the baggage back into
the car.
The baiiase stowed away for the
continuation of the trip, the Sundays
resumed their visiting, ihey talked
bout the Omaha meeting and the
Work accomplished, "Billy" remark
ing:
"I don't want to take the credit, but
rin vnu know that I believe the
Omaha meetings and the trip out into
tne state nan a gooa aeai to do wun
Nebraska going dry. Ana ao you
know, the saloon is a dead one and
you will never see one of them in
Omaha again."
May Co to Trenches.
Sunday immediately jumped to the
war with the remark:
"Though I am a little old to stand
the hard work I may go to the
trenches. If the time comes when
they need men of my age, I'll be
there. They wanted me to go to the
trenches and talk to the boys, but
talk is not what the boya need most.
They want munitions, plenty of good
food and. they are going to get them
all now that the United States has
taken a hand in the game.
There is no question about tne out
come. The Lord is on tne side oi tne
allies. They are fighting for the right,
for humanity, liberty for the world
and the end of monarchial forms of
ffnwpnnifnl."
"Billy Sunday is in tne pin oi
condition. On his western trip tie
weara the familiar little gray cap and
the gray suit, a silk shirt and vest-
less. He says the New York meeting
waa the greatest success of his lite.
This summer he will remain on hia
ranch and will dig in the ground, rais.
tng vegetables and some grain, in tne
fall he will ooen a camoaign and upon
its conclusion go to Atlanta for aix
weeks," storming the citadels of ain
in Chicago next May.
Mrs. Sunday Looks Well.
Mrs. Sunday has entirely recovered
from the effects of the operation re
cently performed and ane says, ' t m
readv for a hard aummer's work on
the farm." Out there ahe says she is
oing to look after the canning and
rving of the fruit, the making of the
butter and the thousand and one other
things that go along with farm work.
The Sundays left New York a week
ago last luesday ana went to tneir
home in Winona Lake, where they re
mained until yesterday. The two boys
left home J liursday and came through
by automobile. Here faul concluded
that he had had enough overland
traveling and joining his psrents, con
tinued the trip by rail. "Billy," jr.,
will drive the automobile through to
the Hood River ranch, expecting to
mane an average ot lou mnca a uay.
City to Protect Jobs
Of Those Going to War
The city council adopted a resolu
tion, agreeing to hold positions tor
all city employes who enter military
service.
Rome, June 26. Austrian troops
depos-1 are making desperate efforts to re
capture the positions recently taken
by the Italians in the sector of Monte
Ortigara, in the Trentino. The war
oCcq announced today that the Aus
trian:, notwithstanding heavy losses,
have continued since last night their
violent attacks, which were being met
by Italian counter attacks.
First Line Trenches Taken.
Paris, June 26. The French made
a surprise attack north of Hurtebise
last night, after brief artillery prepara
tion. The war office announces the
capture of the entire first line German
trenches, which were held against des
perate counter attacks. More than
300 prisoners were taken.
Canadians Occupy La Coullotte.
Canadian Army Headquarters In
France, June 26. Canadian troops
entered the village of La Coullotte
this morning. The Germans have
withdrawn in this neighborhood from
line about one and three-quarters
miles long.
i he German retirement ceased
during the night. Patrols sent out
opposite Mericourt and to the south
found the enemy's front line strongly
held, ihe Uermans have made huge
craters in all crossroads in Avion and
leading toward Lena. These craters
did not exist forty-eight hours ago.
French Troopa Repulsed.
Berlin. June 26. (Via London.)
J he trench troops which penetrated
the German lines northwest of
Hurtebise, on the Aisne front, were
subjected to a counter attack and
ejected from the greater part of the
ositions they Had occupied, army
eadquarters announced today.
Britons Closing on Lens.
British Headauarters in France.
June 26. The British are closing in
about Lens. Alter the capture on
Sunday of Fosse 3 and enemy trenches
west Irom the hill and trom the
lines immediately south of the
Souchez river several new positions
have been occupied in this region
nearer Lens. Patrols are advancing
across the plains in an easterly direc
tion. Thus the great mining center
is being slowly encircled.
Arthur Brisbane Buys
The Washington Times
Washington, June 26. Arthur Bris.
bone, the New York editor, has
bought Frank A. Munsey's Washing
ton limes. Wilton I. Lambert, at
torney for the Times, said today that
Mr. Brisbane had bought the paper
individually; that the price would not
be divulged, and that the purchase
did not include the Munsey Trust
company or the Washington Times
building. The i imes is. an evening
paper.
Shriners Dispense With .
Pomp Because of War,
. Minneapolis, Minn., June 26. With
the usual ponip and ceremony absent
because of the war, trie annual meet
ing of the Imperial council. Nobles
of the Mystic Shrine, opened today
with nearly 1,000 delegates from all
sections of the country present. The
council will elect Charles E. Oven
shire of Minneapolis imperial poten
tate to succeed Mr. Niedringhaus and
will adjourn Wednesday night.
Slayeiof Balcombe
Is Placed on Trial
At Liberty, Mo.
liberty, Mo., June 26. (Special
Telegram.) Bee B. Smith, 25 years
of age, ot bxceisior springs, was
placed on trial here this morning for
the alleged murder of Urban B. Bal
combe of Omaha, who was shot to
death in the lobby of the Auditorium
Amusement building in Excelsior
Springs on the afternoon of March
7, when throngs of people were going
in and out of the building.
Prosecuting Attorney t. G. Sim-
rall will attempt to show that Bal
combe walked into the building, that
Smith, who is the owner of a popcorn
stand there, yelled, "Get out of here,"
and then shot twice and that there
had not been previous trouble of a
serious enough nature to have caused
the shooting. '
The defense will probably try to
establish the fact that the two men
had serious trouble before and that
Balcombe made a move as if to draw
a gun when he walked into the build
ing.
Dr. Burt Maltbv. county coroner;
Herbert Hope, undertaker, and Do
Ion Leabo, who saw the shooting,
testified this morning for the state.
Leabo said he heard Smith yell, "Get
out of here." Smith shot twice and
Balcombe fell. When Leabo looked
at the man lying on the floor he no
ticed he held a cigar in his right hand.
Herbert nope, the undertaker, also
stated he saw the cigar in his right
hand. Charles Battel), an attorney of
Omaha, is assisting the state.
Mine-Sweeping Devices
Are Attached to Ships
An Atlantic Port. June 26. A mine-
sweeping device, calculated to pick
up and aafely bring to the surface
any minea that may be in the path of
vessels, is now being attached to a
number of ships proceeding through
the waters of the war zone.
One of these devices was observed
on a passenger liner whicn arrived
here today. It is attached to the bows
and when let down a netted projection
extends a dozen or more feet on either
side of the shio. If a mine is en
countered it is picked up and brought
to the surface at a sate distance trom
the vessel. s
The ship to which the device was
attached ia on its first trip here since
April, - hen it was compelled to seek
a dry dock in a British port on ac
count of damage from a mine.
The explosion, officers said, tore
a big hole in its bottom and killed one
member of the crew. Water tight
compartments held and the ship- was
able to make port without assistance.
Leaves Beer and Wine Issue
To Judgment of the President
Washington, June 26. Absolute
prohibtion of the manufacture of
distilled spirits during the war and
placing in the president's hand the
question of permitting the making
of beer and wine was agreed upon
bya senate agriculture subcommittee
late today in fruming a substitute for
the prohibition feature of the house
food control bill. ' "
ROOT SPEAKS SIX
' TIMESATMOSCOW
Head of United States Commis
sion Addresses Organiza
tions Representing All
Phases of Activity.
Moscow, Saturday, June 23. (De
layed in Transmission.) In the first
twenty-four hours of his stay in Mos
cow Elihu Root, head of the Ameri
can mission, addressed six important
organizations, representing every kind
of industrial activity and every shade
of political belief. In each instance
he was received with liveliest inter
est and enthusiasm, not only by rep
resentatives of the government, but
by the workmen's and soldiers' del
egates, who listened eagerly to Mr.
Root's account of the way in which
America is mobilizing all its resources
in the struggle to preserve democ
racy, i
In a speech before the military and
industrial committeee today Mr.
Root said:
"I do not think we fully appre
ciated the difficulties under which
you have labored. A study of condi
tions since our arrival reveals those
difficulties as far greater than we sup
posed. That increases our admiration
for the courage, persistency and pub
lic spirit with which you have car
ried on your great work in the last
two years.
"I observe with some distress that
there are influences operating in an
attempt to hinder your future efforts.
Of course, if the revolution ' were
now to proceed to the destruction of
all industrial enterprises that must
end your work and there are plainly
some malign influences which desire
to accomplish that result. I have,
however, the greatest confidence in
the sincerity of purpose and the
strong determination of the provi
sional government at Petrograd to
combat and counteract those influ
ences and to maintain the industrial
system of the country.
"It is indicated so plainly by con-
1 . YYVyT A J
' TEETH
'without vUTCs
DR. McKENNEY Says:
"Toothache ia solemn warn
ii that you are neglecting
your teeth."
Haniwt Bridn Bu Silvar Fill
Work, pr tooth, 1 togs
But 22-k Cold
$4.00
WonUr Pl.tto
worth 1S to 25,
i, 58, 510
$4.00
bImm you er nfiind your svoacy
McKENNEY DENTISTS
Utb and Frnm 1524 Faraw) Si.
FOOM IMUtlaa ,
ditions that the way to maintain in
dustrial efficiency and continue the
work of your committee is to stand
by and support the authority of the
provisional government that I cannot
doubt such support will be given
freely and continuously.''
Russian Mission Visits Senate.
Washington, June 26. The Russian
mission was received today in the sen
ate, where the ambassador, Boris A.
Bakhmetieff, made his address, which
waa greeted with a demonstration
equaling that in the house recently
when the mission appeared there.
Mr. Bahhmetiett spoke generally, as
he did in the house, pledging Russia's
unfaltering adherence to the cause of
the great alliance against German
autocracy and rejecting without qual
ification a separate peac.
ore Gold Comes to
Morgan Bank From Canada
New York, June 26. Gold amount
ing to $9,700,000 has been received
from Canada by the J. P. Morgan
account, making the imports in the
present movement $97,231,000 and
total imports of the metal from all
sources since the first of the year
$492,231,000 '
Bee Wants-Ads Produce Results.
X THOMPSON BELDEN 6, CO
! VftpVashionCpntprbrftpmpn
1 Among the SUMMER WASH COTTONS
Recent arrivals in printed and
embroidered voiles answering
the warm weather call for
sheer fabrics at popular prices.
Imported English Voiles, usu
ally 75c, priced Wednesday at
59c a yard Colors: rose, nile,
pink, maize, magenta, coral,
light gray, navy, lavender and
black.
You'll be pleated with our dis
play of wash skirtings They
are away from the extreme
sport style instead are rich
conservative stripes, plaids and
woven effects all in qualities
that launder perfectly, 60c, 75c
and $1.00 a yard.
Opposite the Silks.
La Grecque
Corsets
There is a close, "unwrin
kled fit to a La Grecque
corset and an uplifting
support that makes La
Grecque the choice of
fashionable women.
All New Styles
Are Now Shown
Our experienced fitters
will give you the benefit
of their experience in
making your selection.
Prices $1.50 to $15.00.
Third Floor.
StoreCIoses5P.M.
White Embroidered
Lace Voiles
For summer frocks and
blouses lace voiles are
favored this season. These
are embroidered in small,
neat designs and have a
fine soft finish, a lacy
effect. 40 inches wide,
59c a yard.
Linen Section.
New filet and
Val Laces
A fresh assortment of narrow
filet laces, 10c a yard.
Wide and narrow vals, 5c a
yard.
Also new Venise laces in all
widths.
To Makt Hair Wavy
. and Curly in On Night
Somtont ht mad th dtaeovtrr tlttt
almelv aDDtoltiar liaufd iilmcrin with
clean tooth bruih will actually naVo atraifht
hair beautifully curl ovar night) Tha liquid,
which U. of court, parfactlr hannltsa. hat
tha peculiar property of drying In pretty
wavei, create and rincltta. It alto aarvee
at a tpltndld drettin. keepinc tha hair da-
licbuauy toft and floaty.
A few ouneea of Ilaatd tllmtrlnt. obtain-
able tt anv drut ttora. will keen tha hair
curly for wtekt. It la neither atlcky nor
arreaay, bat qtm pleeiant to uae. It pro
duces a eurllntai which la tha nearest thing
to "Natura l Own. Advertisement.
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1M Cltr N.UmuI Ink BuUdJaf, Onha, Nrik
FoodPk
NON-INTOXICATING
a wholesome cereal beverage a natural acces
sory to the hitman diet. Beneficial to every
member of the family from baby to grandfather.
An enjoyable and appetizing drink, equally pleas
ing to the eye and the palate. It should be served
with .every meal because it aids digestion and
builds up the system from head to foot.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Try a cold bottle of "PEP " and you will say
it is the finest non-intoxicating beverage you
ever tasted.1 It does not matter how many
others you have tried, it is dollars to doughnuts
none of them compare with "PEP".' It hits the
spot that others do not reach.
ST. LOUIS BEVERAGE COMPANY
2803 to 2853 Sooth Broadway, St Loan, Mo.
Order from your deakr, or at groceries,
drag glares, soda foantcdns, restaurants, etc.
Grocers Specialties Company
13th mni Caw Sis.
Omaha. Nebraska
Bradley-Hughey Company
Nebraska City, Nebraska
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