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THK OMAHA SUNDAY BEK: AUGUST 19. 1917.
TAX BOOST MADE
U. S. IS POOLING
New County Levies Call for In-1 Takes Over Cars and Engines
Whenever They Are Needed
to Expedite Trans-portation.
Proud Father of Patriotic
Sons in Uncle Sam's Army
crease of 22.1 Per Cent Over
Last Year; Road Fund
Douglas county board of equaliza
tion Saturday morning efficially voted
a million dollar tax boost (or the
-county when it made the levies for
The net increase in taxes for all
?o5rfse. over a 'ear aS is $963.
W.jis, distributed as follows:
The increase is 22.! per cent over
last year. The total levy for all pur-
vm 15 10628' as agaillst 9138 in
The levy for couiltv purposes is
16.4, yielding $880,021.16. a cut of .2
of a mill from 1916. when the amount
was only $856,098.81.
Cut Road Fund.
A cut was made in the road and
emergency bridge fund and a slight
increase made in the bond sinking
iuna. rouowtng is tne table of county
Ctraaral fund ......' IM,938.44
Poor fund t. 107.81MJ
fund 15 40.i44.87
Bridge fund 1.?J 9J.804.10
Bon4 ntoltln fund U.78 148.101.13
Soldier relief fund : U 1,312.38
State Levy Increased.
The levy for state purposes totals
8.48 mills, as against 6.1 mi Is ast
year. Items in the levy for state pur
General j gj
iDivenmy juim j
I nlTnlty artlvltie 7 3
Spriiml unlTcniltr fund ?s
Normal rhoo fund .85
itnT am nridffe fund 4
Stmt Institution improvement fund.. .48
Stat aid road fund 65
More than one-third of the taxes
paid into the county treasury Under
these figures is for state ourooses.
The levy for the school board is 35
mills, as compared with 25 mills last
year. The increase is due largely to
the loss of revenue from saloon
Omaha Levy 46.4.
For the city of Omaha the levy is
46.4, distributed as follows:
General fund, 31 mills.
Sinking fund purposes (interest), 9
Bond sinking fund purposes, 2 mills.
Water fund (in lieu of hydrant ren
tals), 3 mills.
Fire equipment fund, 1.4 mills.-
The total levy for the city and
school board is 81.04 mills; as against
68.68 mills last year.
Figures compiled by the board of
equalization show that the total as
sessed valuation for Douglas county
is $53,659,827. That of Omaha is $49,
914,325, and the city of Omaha for
school board purposes, $47,783,282.
Separate levies were made for Ben
son and Florence for eight months,
which have been cousolidated into
Greater Omaha. The levy for Benson
is 32 mills and that of Florence, 34
The following levies were made for
villages in Douglas county: Benning
ton, 23 mills; Elkhorn, 16 mills; Mil
lard, 30 mills; Ralston, 43 mills; Val
ley, 25 mills; Wateroo, 30 mills.
I he equalization board retired $180,
000 in Douglas county additional fund
Figures on outstanding claims of
the county for this year and last were
read to the board by the clerk. They
Au. 1. 1J1S, Au. 1, HIT.
General 139,51S.H I 72.16.94
Poor 23,ft0.11 48,144.8
Road , .... CJ,51.J 14,756.41!
Bridjs 7.736.53 5,336.28
Emergency bridge. 11,435.07
Information comes through the
local war board of the Council of
National Defense that the railroads
of the country have practically
thrown all their locomotives and pas
senger equipment into a pool to aid
the goternment in the handling of
troops and war supplies.
Several days ago the railroads
placed their freight equipment at
the disposal of the war board, with
the result that a pool was organized
to aid in the expeditious movement of
freight. It worked from the date of
its inception, roads commandeering
ucigui cars wnerever tound, regard
less of ownership, providing the com
mandeering was reported to officers
of the war board. Now comes the
information that a similar plan has
been applied to the matter of hand-
inig me locomotive ana passenger
Takes Entire Train.
What can be done by the war board
in commandeering passenger equip
ment comes from Kansas City. Early
this week the Santa Fe had a tourist
car train of people going from Chi
cago io aiuornia. when the tram
reached Kansas City, it arrived just
at a time when the Missouri Pacific
had an order to handle several hun
dred men into Fort Rile. At the
time the Missouri Pacific did not
have the available equipment on hand.
Passengers on the Santa Fe train
were told to get out of their cars and
immediately the equipment was taken
over by the Missouri Pacific, loaded
with troops and government em
ployes. A Missouri Pacific engine
was attached and the train run out
to a connection with the Union Pa
cific, from whence it was taken to
Fort Riley, the California tourists re
maining in Kansas City until the
Santa Fe could gather enough equip
ment so that they might continue
their journey. -
Street Car Employe to
Change Teuton Name
George J. Eberlien, street car com
pany employe, has filed oetition in
.district court to change Jiis name, that
rt hie iimI VTJh-. TTUai:.. I 1
Total 8204.S06.8G I13,423.t4
Members of the board expressed the
belief the county would be on a cash
basis next year.
Margaret Davis Arrested
On False Pretense Charge
Margaret Davis, alias Dora Elwood,
was arrested on complaint of Joseph
Homan, 2710 South Twenty-fifth
street, for obtaining money under
false pretenses. The case was con
tinued to Monday.
Homan alleges that Margaret, in
consideration for his giving her $600
with which to pay off the' mortgage
on eighty acres of land, agreed to
marry him. After receiving the money
he learned that she was already mar
ried. She had previously told him
that she was single.
She later gave him themortgage
to the farm.
of his wife, Edna Eberlien, and 2-year
oia aaugnter, jorma tberlfen, to
He says the name Eberlien is "dis
tinctively German and is distasteful."
Eberlien. who lives at 1309 South
Twenty-second street, also gives other
reasons why he would rather have
people call him Doyle.
He says he has not cone bv his
real name since 1912.
"A woman amed Eberlien," the oe
tition states, "who claims to tie his
mother and who was the wife of his
father has caused his family endless
trouble and annoyance."
He alleges "a certain odium" at
taches to the fact of having two
names. Much confusion results, he
The court is asked to chance his
name to Joseph Doyle and that of
his wife and daughter to Edrla Doyle
and Norrna Doyle, respectively.
Judge and Mrs. Lobingier
Visit Friends in Omaha
Left to Right Sergeant Lloyd W. Gurnaey, his father, H.
W. Gurnsey, and Harold H. Gurasey, the latter just past 18
GEORGE BOTELr Aced 70. Ns-
braka pioneer of 1875. and resident
of Omaha for the last ten years, died
at his home, 5102 California, of can
cer of the stomach, Friday. Mr. Boe-
tei had been 111 at intervals since last
winter, and when the end came his
children were at his bedside. Born in
Germany in 1847, he emigrated to this
country at the age of 32, settling at
Minard, Neb., where he marriod. The
cattle business absorbed his attention.
and for twenty years George Uoctel's
was a prominent name in the- indus
trial and community life in that ter
ritory. He then rnoved to Leigh, Neb.,
where again the cattle and meat mar
ket business claimed his energies, and
with increasing success. Ten years
ago Mr. Boetel came to Oimrtm to reap
the fruits of his labors, and led a re
tired life here during that time. The
deceased Is survived by his wife,
Louise, and four children, George,
John, Rose and Charles. The three
sons are married, the one daughter
living at home. The funeral arrange
ments are in charge of Hulse & Rieuen
and will be held from the ffcsidence
of the deceased at 2 o'clock Monday
to Pleasant Hill cemetery on the West
BAB.Y LEWSPROM The baby
daughter of Gustare and Mary Lews
prom, 2913 Parker, died at 2 a. m.
this .morning, twenty-three hours after
birth. The funeral will be from Tag
gart's undertaking: parlors to Forest!
Lawn at 4 p. m., today. I
South Side Settlement
Club to Hold Carnival
The South Side Social Settlement
Workers club, an organization which
has been sponsoring the growing of
gardens by boys and girls on the
South Side will hold a carnival display
Beginning Thursday in which all boys
and girls of the South Side will enter
their garden products for prizes.
Lantern parades, boys' and girls'
races and kindergarten work will fea
ture the carnival, which will be held
at Twenty-eighth and Q.
One Saturday evening the numerous
prizes will, be awarded and a band
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
IOWA MAN HEADS
A. C. Fuller, In Charge of Iowa
State Normal Schools, Prob
ably Will Be Elected
A. C. Fuller, in charge of the Iowa
state normal schools, will be recom
mended by the teachers' committee of
the Board of Education, at a regular
meeting next Monday evening, to take
the principalship ot the High School
of Commerce, succeeding Kail F.
Superintendent J. H. Beveridge
knows of the work of Mr. Fuller and
speaks of him in excellent terms as a
high school man of ability.
The prospective new principal is
said to be ready to" accept the Omaha
position and it is reasonably assured
that he will be elected on Monday
evening. He has been here this week
and met members of the Board of
Education who were favorably im
pressed. Inspector of Iowa Schools.
Mr. Fuller, previous to his present
normal school administrative work,
was high , school inspector for the
state of Iowa, under the state super
intendent of schools. He has been
superintendent of the schools at
Washington, la., and was graduated
from the Chicago university and the
University of Iowa. He is 40 years
This Iowa educator is receiving
$2,500 and will be offered $2,750 a year
to start with as principal of the Oma
ha High School of Commerce. He
has specialized for a period of years
in high school administrative work.
Frincpal Adams has planned to
leave next Saturday for Seattle,
Wash., where he will become principal
of a commercial" high school in that
city. He came to Omaha from Spring
liejd, Mass., and it is with regret that
the members of the Board of Educa
tion of this city lose his services. Mr.
Adams enters the Seattle public
school system at a substantial in
crease in salary.
Grain Exchange Veteran
To 6o to Fort Snelling
Tom Mahoney, who has been chief
clerk in the inspection bureau of the
Omaha Grain exchange almost since
the inception of the Omaha grain
market, has resigned, and Tuesday
leaves for Fort Snelling, where he
enters the officers' training camp. In
his physical examination Mahoney's
standing was 100 per cent.
To Express Shippers
ADAMS, AMERICAN AND
WELLS-FARGO & CO.'S EXPRESS
Wish to announce, effective August 25, all vehicle pick-up service and
deliveries, excepting perishable foods, will be discontinued at 5 p. m.
and vehicle service will be discontinued Sundays, excepting the de
livery of perishable foods. Government business is excluded.
This action is necessary to avoid delays in forwarding and insure
efficient and expeditious handling and necessary account of heavy
volume of traffic moving due to prevailing war conditions with con
sequent shortage of cars and labor. '
WE ASK THE CO-OPERATION OF ALL SHIPPERS
Offices Open at Uiual
Mrs. C. S. Lobingier of Shanghai,
China, formerly of Omaha, arrived
Friday aiid is at the Fontenelle
awaiting the arrival of her husband.
Judge Lobingier, of the United States
court in China, who stopped for a
few days in Lincoln. The Lobingiers
will be here until the middle of the
week, when Mrs. Lobingier will go
to Bay City, Mich., to visit a sister,
and the judge goes on ,to Washington.
Mrs. Lobingier is president of the
American Women's club at Shanghai,
in organization of 300 members. The
women are doing Red Cross work
for the American soldier boys at
present. When stationed at Manila.
Mrs. Lobingier organized the wcy
man's club there.
Mrs. Lobingier is convalescent from
a serious illness, which interfered
with the pleasure of the trip home,
which they made on the Empress of
Japan. They plan to return to
Night and Day
1605 Leavenworth Street
otice to Users
To facilitate the collection of tolls
and minimize vehicle congestion, an
additional toll house has been placed
on the bridge.
Commencing at midnight, Monday,
August 20th, all Westbound traffic
will pay toll at the east (or new)-, toll
house, and all eastbound traffic will
pay toll at the west (or old), toll
Omaha & Council Bluffs
Street Railway Co.
Wb m ifirmi VVORCHARD & WILHELM HfV'Hfc" tywqwt?j
It's Time To Think of Your
They Can Be Economically Supplied Here to Every
From the Cheapest
That's Good To the
Very Best That's Made
m 2 . r
Is built, NOT stuffed. The
filling is of cotton of select
ed grade chemically treated
and combed into light, airy
interlacing sheets of mar
velous elasticity. Covered in
attractive tickings and ac
curately tufted and stitched.
Tuftlcss Mattress is made
from pure long fibre cotton
compressed into the regula
tion thickness. It always
conforms to the curve of the
body and is absolutely guar
anteed for -twenty years to
neither hump, bump or go
OTHEg RELIABLE MAKES
of Hair, Pure Cotton or
Combinations of fibre and
cotton at prices to suit all
purees, and every mattress
backed by our 35 years of
We build to your order to fit
any bed. Our construction has
proved reliable in every way
through many years of usage
and is delivered to you with the
guarantee of absolute satisfac
tion. Our charges for this work
are moderate in the extreme.
Hair Mattresses ,
and recovered at a modest cost.
We call for your old mattress
one day and delivery the same
entirely remade, cleaned and re
juvenated the following day.
A Larg Assortment of
Pillows, Comforts and Blankets,
at Prices to Suit All Purse.
A Spring that never sags or
bags, never cracks or rattles,
never breaks or tears the
' bedding. Is absolutely reli
able, sanitary and comfort
able, conforming to the
shape of the body and giving
restful support at every
, point. Sold under a 25-year
guarantee against breaking,
sagging or stretching. Trice
.for any Q Cfl
size is ipiJ.QU
We alto carry the Simmond
Sagles Spring at $8.00
Other Typei of Springs
As inexpensive" as they are
reliable, at r
$2.95, $4.50, $6.50, $8.00
In all sizes, for double
or single Wood or Metal
-DRAPERY SECTION MAIN FLOOR
Unusual Drapery Pricings Monday
In the slat fabric style that per
mits a cool breeze and insures
privacy. In green or brown only.
4 ft. by 7 ft. 8 in. Special. $1.70
6 ft. by 7 ft. 8 in. Special. $2.50
8 ft. by 7 ft. 8 in. Special. $3.40
10 ft. by 7 ft. 8 in. Special.$4.80
Of Cretonnes, Nets, Madras and
Sunfast in fact nearly every
drapery fabric is represented in
this big lot.
Lengths from a fraction of
a yard to 5 yards. Pieces
that were formerly up to
$1.95, now, per piece
One, two and up to six pairs
of a kind, including Duchess,
Arabians, Filets, Point de Gene,
Marquisette, Voile, Scrim,
Cluny and Quaker Craft Lace
All odd pair loli, half original
prjees, as follows:
$2.00 pairs, for $1.00
$3.00 pairs for $1.50
$4.00 pairs for $2.00
and so on.
All two-pair JoU. at ONE
Pattern where three to lis
pair of a kind are to be had at
about 25 PER CENT OFF.
BOARD MARKS TIME
Members Return to Their
Homes to Await Returns
of the Local District
"The local boards will have to get
their work finished before we can do
much," stated a member of the dis
All work on the district lias been
tied up because of failure to rccieve
the local returns, so the board has
adjourned indefinitely and the differ
ent members have goie to their
homes to remain until their work is
in condition to go right through.
Some of the local boards have sent
in their certified lists but the ma
jority have not even been heard from.
'It is doubtful if we can supply a
third of the army for our district by
September," vthe board stated.
Twenty-two more men have been
certified to the board by the Fourth
exemption district. Several of these
are aliens whose claims were not al
Join Home Guards.
A little mix up has come to light
in the FirSt district over men that
have joined the new Home Guard
battalion. When they, .were called in
the second lot to take their physical
examination, the men stated that they
did not think they were subject to the
This is a mistake, as it was clearly
understood when the battalion was
started that no men that were drafted
were to be taken in. The idea was to
fill the ranks with older men and boys
under the draft age.
It is not known whether the men
of the Home Guards will be taken
into the federal army or not but
several have enlisted under the im
pression that they were merely for
Home Guard service and would not
have to join the froops at the front.
In his speech regarding the formation
of this regiment, Major Steele stated:
"We do not want merun the Guards
who are not willing to see service at
The lists certified Friday are as fol
lows: Men Called for Service in 4th District
Canton Mit-.arHo, Ml Marcy 547
Robert Mlnhkownky, 125S S. 14th 21
Paul Frna. 1111 S. 7th .211
Re Swift. 2640 8. loth til
William Co nil-11, 1016 8. 34th 340
(lulnrpp Fortlno, 10:4 P. 2 1st .14S
Karl A. Connoly, 2S Bancroft ....347
Arthur Krck. 1213 William 171
Cullun B. Rouers. 29S2 Popplctnn Ave.. 384
Norman H. Havorly. 21 8. 10th. ..... 893
Sum Canipagna. 1610 8. 4th 403
Frd lllebor. 3130 8. 18th 41
Edward Vernon, !331 S. 13th 414
Adolph I.aran, 24M 8. 13th 434
Irf-o B. Hsrbtrt, 102 8. 321 .....443
Santo Caonsllo, 1323 8. 20th 443
Walter Nelson, 5023 Marry 4S4
Edward M. Achlnker, 3453 8. 20th 4t
.lamea Alleaandro, 2027 Plarca.. 47
Cannelo Costentlno. 1217 8. 6th 471
David Sandoval, 1035 S. 9th Sit
Jamea Anhoud, 242 S. 15th 531
Prowler Fined; Judge to
Release Him if Called
"If he is called for examination fot
the selective draft "I will give him
furlough until after the examination,"
Judge Fitzgerald told Mrs. Sam Bohl,
who asked to have her husband dis
missed on a vagrancy charge. Bohl
was fined $5 and costs, which he said
he could not pay. He was arrested
when found prowling around the rail
road yards near Locuat street:
"Prowling in railroad yards during
war times must cease," the judge told
i h fc-W-v.-. Aver: Y-
The Way to Keep
Pace With Advanc
ing Prices Is to In
crease the Purchas
ing Power of Money.
When dollars buy less, than they formerly booriik
think well before you spend one. Many a $75 month man
keeps out of debt and has more than the $t50 man BECAUSE
HE EMPLOYS A PURCHASING AGENT CALLED
Don't hoard money don't buy to excess both tend to
Avoid extravagance and bear in mind that "Cheapness"
may be a form of extravagance and neglect of health is
never economy. ,
It is not necessary to remind people of the importance of
keeping their teeth in perfect condition bat it is important
that they know HOW they may do so, and still supply the
other necessities of life.
PRICE FURNISHES NO PROOF OF EFFICIENCY OR
LACK OF SAME. Some of the most inexcusable Dental work
I have ever seen has been done by the high-prioed ultra-ethical
, Dentists and, on the other hand, Dentists who solicit patron
ag? SOLELY ON THE GROUND OF CHEAP WORK appeal
:to a class who are not too exacting.in their demands, do Hot
appreciate good workmanship, and seldom, get it.
A Dentist who has repeatedly failed in many offices and
many locations is not apt 'to make a success under Cheap
Prices and a new. location. - -
An INCOMPETENT ' is always an incompetent
whether high-priced or low-priced. Failures are always "re
peaters." Dentists should be selected with as much care ar the
family physician. It would avail nothing to change Doctors
after the 'patient died and likewise the best Dentists living
cannot give you back teeth that have been mistreated and
finally extracted to cover up bungling work.
I want to emphasize again and again the fact that my
reasonable prices are THE LEAST of the advantages offered
by this office the fact that the VERY BEST MATERIALS
are used and MY WORK IS GUARANTEED, and, above all,
that I AM RESPONSIBLE, arc the REAL REASONS wh? it
is true economy to have your Dental work done here.
Every (foliar spent for DentaL work here is a dollar IN
VESTED and back of that investment stands my personal
guarantee (not a Company promise) that the work will be
expertly done, prove dependable, and the material will be as
good as, or better than, is used by other first-class Dentists
charging two or three times my prices. -
Evening hours for busy people. For the benefit of those
who find it impossible to visit our office during the day, we
have arranged office hours from 8:30 a. m. to 8 o'clock p. m.
and from 9 to 1 o'clock Sundays.-
PAINLESS WITHERS, Dentist,
423 to 428 Rose Bldg. or Securities Bldg.
Douglas 4604. 16th and Farnam Sts.
Minister's Wife Cured of Catarrh
and Throat Trouble
Mrs. O. F. McHargue, No. 147 W.
Ninth St., Jacksonville,. Florida,
writes: After I received your advice
in regard to the supposed polypus, as
I then could not afford to have it
removed, I began to take Peruna,
thinking I might at least get ome
temporary relief. By the time I had
taken ont bottU th polypus had dis
appeared, and three bottles cured the
catarrh and throat trouble. I have
recommended the medicine to several
friends. As a minister's wife I come
in contact with all classes of people,
A Good .
and shall always apeak a good wore"
I r t l...... 4.:.1 Vl
jot rerupa. i novo ivcu uuu uvv
ties to a few friends."
Thote who object to liquid medU
cinea can now nrocure Peruna Tab
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