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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE; JANUARY 6, 1918.
COUNCIL WIELDS PRUNING
KNIFE ON DEPARTMENTAL
ESTIMATES FORTHIS YEAR
City Commissioners, Sitting as Budget Board, Hold
5 Stormy Clinic Over; 1918 General Fund of
$1,750,000; Wails Heard When Cuts ,
Totaling $200,000 are Made.
City council, sitting as a budget board, held a clinic over
the 1918 general fund of $1,750,000, which was apportioned
to the various departments after a spirited session.
i FACEtJIG task. " o
The board had $220,000 more thati
the 1917 general fund, but the total
of the departmental estimates was
$425,000 more than the 1917 appro
priations. Cutting more than $200,000
from' the estimates was the big task
which was accomplished after consid
erable cross-fire. -
; Withnell's Estimate Cut, y
xThe fife department led off with an
allowance of $420,000, which was $73,
000 more than was 'available for 1917.
The amount allowed . for this year
was $10,000 less than Superintendent
Withneir contended 'he needed. The
increase is for salary raises of $10
per month per fireman.
Superintendent Kugel of the police
asked for $278,000 and finally ac
cepted $268,000. Last year his de
partment received $249,000." Of the
$10,000 which was cut from the esti
mate $5,000 was to; have been ex
pended or a new patrol wagon.
Mayor Dahlman and Commissioner
Parks took the position that the po
lice and fire departments should
stand for cuts the same as other de
partments and take chances at the
end of the year.
"Superintendent Withnell is like a
spoiled child with his fire department.
He has one of the largest depart
ments in the country," - said Mr.
Parks. "Why not let me do some
thiil? for the people, too?", he
asked. ' v-- . ' " . .
"If the police ot fire departments
run low in funds toward the end of
the year they should let some of their
men off. the same as ether depart
ments, have to do," remarked the
"I cannot cut my force. If this
war continues the.police department
will have to be increased," pleaded
Superintendent Kugel, who added that
the day shift of police now has pnly
35 men. "'., .v-',
Could Close Department, I j
"The public, improvements depart-
.. .t... ' i; j 1,1
i 1I1C111 or uic yaift. ucycuiiutui vuum
be closed for three months 'and it
would not make the same , difference
as if the police or fire departments
should be 1 stopped for, even three
days,"- added Mr. Kugel.
Commissioner , Butler moved that
the clerical force of the City Plan-!,
ning commisBipn be dispensed with at
a saving of $20,000 for the year., The
mayor opposed this proposition, but
agreed to the Compromise of reduc-
r ,l. !-.: -it f
ing inc commission 9 huiviiuvc v
$10,000 for 1917 to $7,500 fpr - this
vear. -The mayor ' originally asked
for $20,000 for this year's city plan
ning work. :' ''
Has Narrow Escape.
The Board of Public Wejfare had
a narrow escape from being cut from
$11,000 in 1917 to $6,000 for this year.
After the mayor stood up on both
hind feet in defense of this board an
allowance of $10,000 was agreed.
The public library was allowed
$45,000, the same as the 1917 appro
priation. An estimate of $60,000 for
this year had been submitted.
The park department Ivas allowed
S96.000, an increase of $6,000 over
1917, and the Board of Public Recre
ation was allowed $20,000, as against
$18,000' last ' year. Superintendent
S'ummel aked for $110,000 for, the
jrk fund and $35,000 for the public
recreation fund. 11 - ;
v Parks Wins Fight.
Superintendent Parks made a hard
fight for $84,000 for street cleaning
and was allowed $75,000, an increase
x of $6,000 over last year. He received
small increases. 'for his street repair;
grade and curb, gutter and paving
funds. ' -' ' ; r ' - ,
The budget- board opened the- ses
sion with! an agreement that no city
employe receiving $125 or more per
month at this time should be granted
an increase in determining the'budget
allowances. That action meant cut:
ting put numerous items from the'es-
timates. -Various ,: salary, increases
were allowed to clerks receiving from
a - , tmn - i L 1 A11 f
10 iw per iiiuuui, iicaiij an ut
these increases being $5 per month.
Inspector Gets Rajse.
A. E. Blaufuss, slaughter hous in
spector, was granted. , an increase
from $1,325 to $1,500 a year upon ex
planation by Superintendent Kugel
that he had to arise at 5 a. m. to get
to the packing houses in time to in
spect. ' 7
-The legal department. was allowed
an unusually large judgment fund of
$79,200, of which amount is an item
of $43,000 due firemen for back pay,
according to a recent decision of the
state supreme court ',
The commissioners decided to aban
don the prison labor department this
year. This work has been under the
direction of Superintendent Tardine.
In view of lack of funds and condi
tions which have minimized the needs
of this department, no appropriation
was made for this work in the new
Boost In Salries.
The 1918 general fund budget as
approved also provides that firemen
and patrolmen shall receive $100 per
month 'and members of the detective
force $125, per month. ,
The following individual salary in
creases were allowed:
Amos P. Scruggs, inspector of
weights and measures, $300 per year,
making advanced salary $1,500.
J. T, Marcell, clerk of Central po
lice court, $300 per year; new salary,
- Citv Clerk's Office W. S. Sargent.
f$10; Mrs. M. Kelly, $5; G. Nelson, $5
each, per month.
Susie Peasinger and Nena Starr of
the legal department, each $5 per
Emil Peterson, HVA. Haverly and
P. L. Hower, city hall elevator op
erators, $5 per month; John Mayer,
Maynard Wilson, Herman Cromwell,
Charles Pakowksi, Victor Dafllstrom,
Mike Nettler and L. Marino, city hall
janitors, each $5 per month.
William Minogue, S. B. Tones,
Blanche Manning; Marcella Kava
naugh and F. Shames of comptrol
ler's office, each $10 per month.
Harry Stroesser, city hall carpen
ter,'$l5 per m-nth. 7. '
Samuel Rothwell, John Haley and
A.-E. Blaufuss of the health depart
ment, each $15 per month.
Building Department J. W. Mc
Dowell, building inspector; W.' R.
Grau, assistant boiler,, inspector;-E.
W. Fitt, boiler inspector, and J. H.
Christiansen, electrical inspector,
each$25 per month; new salaries,
$1,500 per year. Miss F. M. Hoye,
clerk, $15 per month.
Engineering D e p a r t m e nt Two
draughtsmen, $180 per year; one blue
pript man, $5 per month; assistant
bookkeeper, $10 per month; one sten
ographer, $5 per month; assistant
chemist, $5 per month; six instrument
men, $10 per month; storekeeper in
sewer' department, $5 per month. .
American Wounded in
Yaqui Raid is Dead
Tucson, Ariz., ; Jan. 5. Ralph
Snovel, traveling auditor)! the South
ern Pacific of Mexico, died yesterday
at Empalme, of wounds received in
the raid of the Yaguis on a Southern
Pacific of Mexico train a few days
ago. He is the third American to lose
his life as a result of the raid. Reports
from Empalme yesterday were that
Albert Joffroy, an American, also
badly wounded, was improving. His
shoulder and knee were shattered by
bullets and several fingers were she
away. , .
Snovel's bodv was. buried at Em
palme yesterday. His mother, MrsJ
H. W. Pears of 749 West North
street, Limaf 0.,'was notified.
An embargo on traffic on the South
em Pacific of Mexico below Guaymas
has been declared for a iew days,
Kowing to the Yaqui menace. "
Military trains, armored, cars and
heavy escorts then will be operated to
move the freight. Passengers will be
carried at their own risk.
Bolsheviki Order Arrest'
Of Editors of "Alarm Bell"
London, Jan. 5.Orders have been
issued by the Petrograd revolutionary
tribunal for the arrest of the socialist
leaders Tseretelli, Gotz, Tsherouff and
others, says the correspondent of the
Exchange Telegraph company at
Petrograd, for collaboration in the
publication of the Alarm Bell, a revo
lutionary newspaper which has been
suppressed by the Bolsheviki govern
ment. 7 ' '
I Five Years
7 at 1324
Dr. McKenney Says:
; "Every dollar, spent with us' buys : the greatest'
.amount of high-quality dentistry possible. We guar
antee; it because we , know, how good it is and "are
more than willing to replace it free of charge if it, for
any reason, fails to satisfy." 4
Beit Silver 7E "" Beat 22k &A I Heavieat Bridgo djf
Filling;...'. J Gold Crown.. P Work, per tooth, Vt
1 Hour. 8:30 A.
, M. to 6 P. M.
7 and Saturday
.7 Till P M.
iNol Open -Sunday
4th and Faro am Sts.
T 1324 Farnam Street
? fHOPJE DOUGLAS 2872..
"NOTICE Oul-ot-tow patrona caa
(et Platra, Crowna, Bridges and Fill
nt complete in ONE day.
Packing House Men Will
1 Arbitrate Their Demands
Chicago, III., v Jan. 5. Neither
strikes or lockout will occur at any of
the plants of the big packers during
the period of the war under the terms
of an agreement. Difference involving
wages, hours and condition of cm-
floyment will be left for settlement to
ohn E. Williams, who has been se
lected for federal abriter. The taking
of testimony on all points in dispute
will begin Monday.
The five packing companies includ
ed in the agreement are Armour &
Co., the Cudahy , Packing company,
Morris & Co., Swift & Co., and Wil
son & Co. It covers not only the em
ployes in Chicago but those at Kansas
City, Sioax City, St. Joseph, East St.
Louis, III.; Denver, Oklahoma Citj
St. Paul, Omaha'and Fort Worth.
Eighteen separate 'demands have
been made by the employes and are
now being considered by the packers.
On Monday it will be made known
to Mr. 'Villiams how many of them
the packers declineto concede and
upon which a hearing will be neces
sary. Senator Smoot Seeks to
Amend Income Tax Law
Washington, Jan. 5. Declaring the
present war tax law not only is un
workable, but impossible, and dis
criminatory taxes, Senator Smoot, re
publican, of the finance committee, to
day introduced amendments estab
lishing a new system of income taxes.
The senator contends his proposals
.ould not affect the revenue obtain?
inder the existing law, but would sim
plify the method of collecting. The
nclude repeal of the zone system and
increased postal rates on second class
Chicago Board of Trade Will
Change Its Trading Plan
Chicago, Jan. S. President Griffin,
holding that the present rules gov
erning trade in corn are anomalous,
today called a special meeting of the
directors of the Chicago Board of
Trade. ' .
There is a maximum price of $1.28
fixed by the board for corn futures.
As ordinary grades of spot corn are
selling about 40 cents higher than
that, trading in futures has been al
most eliminated. President Grafliii an-
ounced that he would suggest i
'an better fitted to present cond.
ions. Farmers, he said, are bitterh
opposed to present practices.
Dawson County Pioneer
Killed in Fall From Wagon
Lexington, Jan. 5. (Spjecial Tele-gram.)f-Wi!liam
' Devore, raged 70
years, was thrown from a wagon yes
terday, breaking, his neck, causing in
stant death. Mr. Devore was a pio
neer in this vicinity. ,.
J. R. O'Connor Nominated
To Be U. S. Attorney
Washington, Jan. 5. John , Rober
O'Connor of Los Angeles was nomi
nated today by President Wilson to be
United States attorney for the south
ern district of California.
rnaha Elks Plan Ladies' '
Night for Next Wednesday
Omaha Elks will" give the first
ladies' night of the year next Wednes
day at the Elks' club rooms. The en
tertainment will be in the form of a
concert, consisting of vocal and in
strumental musical numbers and
Vaudeville, to be followed by an in
formal dance. -
Among those who will be on the
program are Carl Sibbert, tenor; Miss
Ruth Gordon, contralto, with Miss
Allegra Fuller at the piano; Barney
McArdle, with Irish stories; and the
Elite trie, including Mrs. Ernest
Reese, violin. Miss Ruth Flynn, piano,
and Mrs, Mabel 'Donlon, cello. The
concert will start promptly at 8:15
o'clock and the. dancing at $ JO
o'clock. 1 , ,
-JOHN A. SWANSON, Pres..
-WM. L. UOLZMAN, Treas..
To the Men ol Omaha and Vicinity, from
YOU men have learned to me
, for Radical Clothing' Bargains in January
When I tell you that our present prices mean as much to you as
the most drastic reductions in normal times, Lam telling you facts "
that will be brought home to every manin the very near future. ,
Months ago, before the war
came to us, we told you of our plans to
protect our patrons against rising clothing prices.1
Of how we were making enormous contracts for
woolens in order to maintain value standards, with
the result that Greater Nebraska values are un
equaled in America today. 7' ' V
Furthermore,- whete in the
past seasons there ( has -been an enorv
mous overproduction of men's clothing, which en-,
abled us to go into the markets and buy at our own
prices the finest clothes made; today the American
Woolen Company alone has unfilled orders totaling
190,000,000, the majority for the U. S. Government..-
All of which explains, why, in normal times 1
legitimate Mark Down Sales were not only possible, but a 1 .
' "- :- commercial necessity, while today a bona-fide mark-down sale ;of Men's Cloth- ' .
ing is utterly impossible, and from all indication will not be possible until two V V r
A v'V years after the war. ; , , ' . , v '.
We demonstrate by comparison of values the real advantages in buying now at pres
ent low prices supply your clothing needs for the future, save 25 per centt
Then Wiir Man Says:
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' -famishing goods now. All that we can do is to promise not to raise prices while present stocks hold out.
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; TODAY 4
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