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CAR FARE; MEN GET
Decision Reached at Execu
tive Session of Directors
of Traction Line; Declare
Street car fares in Omaha may
soon be increased to meet a raise of
-' cents per hour to conductors "-and
mctormn of the Omaha & Council
fluffs Street Railway conipanyv
This decision was reached at an
executive session of the board of
directors of tilt traction company
Monday. A statement by the board,
issued through President Gurdon W.
Wattles, declares that "relic' must be
sought cither in an increase of fares
'ir in other directions" in order To
liable the company to meet its finan
The statement follows:--.
"At a meeting of the board of direc
tors of the Omaha & Council Bluffs
Street "Railway company avoltlntary
increase of wages of 2 cents per hour
vas voted to the operating force of
;lic company, and authority was
granted for the readjustment of the
wages of the otliei employes of tlie
' company. This is the third voluntary
increase .of wages made by the com
pany sinlo the war began.
Must Seek Relief.
"The total increases of wages to our
men during the last two years, to
gether with the increased cost of
every article purchased by the street
railway company, and it may be read
ily seen that prompt relief must be
sought either in an increase of fares,
or in other fiirections, in order to en
able the company to meet its financial
"The net earnings of the street
railway company for the three months
show a decrease of $34,646.11.
"We believe that it is the desire of
the people of this community to have
the street railway company pay good
wages. No one can tell wp.Hf.may
be necessary before the end of the
war, but whatever the penalties and
tosts may be, they must be me't in a
spirit of faini'-ss and justice to all
Petition Circulated. t
Street car men have been circulat
ing a petition demanding shorter
hours and higher pay ,for several
days. The maximum demands were
an eight-hour day at 40 cents per
hour, an increase of from 7 to 12
cents per hour. No attempt was made
by the street car men to organize a
Older employes of the company
did not believe a strike would have
Sues Pullman Company arid
Five Railroads for $77,500
Maude A. Cattin, administratrix of
(he estate of lief 'daughter, Helen L.
Cattin, is suing the Pullman and five
railroads for $77,500 for alleged per
sonal injuries before Judge Wood
rough in federal court.
The petition cites that when Mrs.
Cattin and her daughter, Helen, were
returning from El Paso, Tex., to
Omaha, railroad employes put them
on the wrong train and carried them
to Hachuta. N. M., -where they were
put off in the cold and that the ex
posure aggravated Miss Cattin's t ill
nes and shortened her life.
The petition asks for $50,000 for
alleged injury to Miss Cattin and for
.$2,500 for medical services and for
-js nnn c.-. t, i ..r
iui IMC til in wuu jidc a in -
fcred from the loss of their daughter. I
Two New pirectors for
Union Pacific Named
At the annual meeting of the Union
Pacific Railway company, held in
Xcw York, all of the old directors
were re-elected with the exception of
-R. S. Lovctt. who was succeeded by
Henry A-V. Clark, counsel for the
company, and Marvin Hughitt, who
was succeeded by his son, Marvin
lfughitt, jr. '
The, annual meeting was followed
by a meeting of the board of directors
and all of the retiring officers were
i-clected. The following were
clectedon the executive committee:
W. "A. Harriman. Otto H. Kahn,
William Rockefeller. Mortimer L.
Schiff and Frank A. Vanderlip, all of
Patriotic. Song Written
By Omaha Man Makes Hit
The ' patriotic song, "Freedom for"
All Forever," by W. E. Bock, city
passenger agent of the Milwaukee.
has made such a decided hit that a
'third edition has been ordered printed.
Bock's song has been endorsed by
the department of education of the
state of Nebraska and has been
adopted by a number of county"super
At the Great Lakes training station,
'Freedom for All ForeverJs the fa
vorite band music, and "If is taking
strong hold at Fort Omaha and
More Grain in Storage in
Omaha Now Than Year Ago
The quantity ot grain in storage in
Omaha terminal elevators is now
greater than on the corresponding
date of one year ago. -The figures, ac--ording
to the report of the inspection
department, in bushels, follows:
Now. Ya r A so.
K'!',w.t 61.000 344.000 !
' orn 1.K52.000 3 ,1 .000 i
a's 1,4IC,0C0 660.000
r:; n si, two ;n,ono !
..:ar!y 69.000 5,000 i
Tola's 3,219,000 093, 000
The increase is 1,126,000 bushels,
,'ifing greatest n oats.
Polish Pastor Talks, on
Third Loan; $6,000 Phdgad
T'lcdse- amounting to approv.'imatc
a f.'.WJ worth of Liberty bonds v ere
made SunJa. afternoon by Polish par
ishioners of the Church of the Immac
ulate Conception, Twenty-fourth and
Bancroft Streets, after Liberty loan
talk's at the three morning services by
the pastor, Kev. Theobald Kalamaja.
Jerry Seizes Chance
To Rap Wage Scales
Addressing himself 4o the df.nce
hall ordinance pending before the
city council committee of the whole,
Jerry Howard declared that sani-'
tary working conditions and a liv
ing wage are of more importance
than hoochy-coochy and turkey
trot to women and girls in the
Howard admitted that his argu
ments were not exactly germane to
the subject, but he wanted to be
heard and took advantage of the
occasion in his own manner.
The dance hall ordinance, which
was deferred 60 days ago, was put
off another week.
Howard charged neglect oh the
part of city, state ana federal in
spectors in connection with alleged
conditions in packing houses.
ALL OMAHA ASKED
TO TAKE PART IN
Mayor Proclaims Tuesday and
Wednesday as Days to
Make This the Country's
Mayor Dahlman has issued a proc
lamation, officially designating Tues
day and Wednesday as annual clean
"I respectfully request all citizens
to gather accumulated rubbish from
garret to basement, in yards and al
leys, and place the material in alleys,"
stated the mayor.
City trucks and wagons will be
used to gather the rubbish without
charge to householders. Ashes will
not be hauled. "
Commissioner Parks of the street
department expects to start Tuesday
morning. The police and health dc
pat ments will be instructed to en
force city ordinances rigidly after the
"Let's make Omaha the cleanest
city in the country, and keep it so,"
adds the mayor in his proclamation.
Co-operating in this movement are
Omaha; South Omaha and Benson
Women's clubs; Boy Scouts and
teachers of public v and parochial
schools. Indorsements have , been
made by State Fire Commissioner
Ridgell, Commissioner Manley of the
Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Super
intendent Beveridge of public schools,
John C. Wharton, Ward M. BUrgess
and Mrs. Draper Smith.
Asks Foreclosure on Note
Due More Than 45 Years Ago
Fcreclusore of a. promissory note
for $700, due July'28, 1870, is asked
by Hiram Spaid, Mattoon, 111., in a
letter to Paul F. Steinwendcr, attor
ney. The note is signed by Josiah
W. Day, and has .35 cents in civil
war stamps on its face. Interest on
the note amounts to more than $2,000.
Spaid "states in his letter that he re
ceived $10 in payment on the. note
January 217 this year, in a letter which
bore an Omaha postmark. Day re
sides at Florence. Neb.
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refund money if it fails. 25c
'BABY BOND' SALES
IN NEBRASKA ARE
TALK OF COUNTRY
Every State in .Union Watch
ing Progress of Our War
Says Ward Burgess.
Every state in the union is watch
ing the wonderful progress of Ne
braska in selling war saving stamps,
according to Ward M. Burgejs, who
returned from a conference with
Washington Treasury department of
ficials Monday. This state has sold
practically its entire quota. ,
So great has been the patriotism
of this state, and so effective lias been
the work of the Nebraska war savings
committee, that "willy'ii a short-time
state directors from the entire coun
try wiil be called together, and the
Nebraska, leaders requested to explain
the marvelous results achieved, Wash
ington officials told Mr. Burgess.
"What impresses one most in the
east is the intense war feeling which
prevails everywhere," declares Mr.
Burgess. "In restaurants, on the street
and in the hotels it is the one topic of
conversation. There is no talk of ac-'
cepting a settlement. It is the unani
mous trend that America will go
through to the end.
"Woolen Shortage Coming.
"At this time next year a great
shortage in blankets, woolens and all
things which pertain to the army will
prevail. The government is taking
over practically all of the looms, leav
ing only a small per cent to the pub
lic. The scarcity of labor is one of
the greatest problems. War and war
contracts continue everybody's atten
tion. "The. west is awake. Out here we
do not talk so much about the war,
but in the bond drives, the Red Cross
and war stamps we are absolutely on
a par, if not leading eastern states,
"The national war savings commit
tee in Washington urged me to carry
on the war stamp work in Nebraska,
and to double our quota of $26,000,000.
We lead every state in the union by
from 400 to 500 per cent.
A' Gigantic Task.
'T gained a greater conception of
the gigantic task before us in Wash
ington. The soldiers we now have
under arms arc a mere handful. To
achieve our aims of maintaining 2,500,
000 men in France we must call over
acreage is in prospect.
Mr. Burgess went to Washington
as a representative to "the National
Wholesale Dry Goods association.
The dry goods situation will be very
tense next year, Mr. Burgess believes,
the greatest difficulty being in obtain
ing any sort of dry goods, regardless
of pr(ice. A number of fhe principal
woolen mills of the east have discon
tinued their former work and are now
devoting their attention to war con
tracts for the govern men t.
coupong each de
nomination 20) -tra
packed in every
able for valuable
When you want the one
best drink for good taste
and good health.
"Bear" In Mind
Enjoy the good taste of hops.ufce
foam and the sparkle.
Drink all you want it' non-Intoxicating.
At grocers, at druggists,' in fact at
all places where good drinks are sold.
. " LEMP
CERVA SALES. CO.
K. A. 5TEINWENDER, Distributor
1517 Nicholai St. ' ' Douflas 3842,
Omaba.s Neb. ' "
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P HE WELL dressed woman's wardrobe is not in any
way complete these
ing of Summer Furs and this year Fashion has laid
particular emphasis upon the Coatee or Cape Collar.
This is the last word in Fashion from
" the style centers of the world and all
the vogue in the East. Excellent for
, motoring, mountains or seashore wear.
Nobby short coats, of light weight furs such as
Squirrel in the new Taupe or Poiret Brown, Nutria
(South American Beaver), in natural golden brown
or taupe. Jap Mink in the rich sable shades, Hudson
Seal, Leopard Cat and others. New Collars, Belts,
The light weight Collars' or Throws, now shapes, very
dressy, of Hudson Seal, Squirrel, Lynx, Jap Mink; Wolf,
Muskrat, China Wolf, etc. ,
Now selling at Summer prices an exceptional
opportunity for you.
Complete Line of Cotton Petticoats in cotton Taffetas
and Heatherbloom anrljSatcen in all new and popular
shades, rose, green, navy and fancy figured materials,
both light or dark, cu1 full size, (J1 OT to (J0 AO
prices ranging from yltLtD tjuwO
Bungalow Aprons, the only garment for comfort
around the house, in pretty plaids, stripes and combi
nation colors, large high
line effects, made of gingham or
percale, priced at
- - - Never before' has there been such a variety
of new ideas embodied in Sweaters of knitted
Silk and Wool. They are a trifle .longer than
usual, in entirely new weaves, new collars, and
"sack effects Pronounced novelties are the Slip
Over or Middy Sweaters, with or withoutsleeves.
.Beautiful vivid colors employed either Us trim-
" mings or woven into the garment. Pure silk, fiber
silk, silk and wool and wool for women, misses,
juniors, children and even the small tots.
At,flC AO All-Wool Shetland Sweater Coat, good
tPJ.O length, with wide belt, collar, belt and
cuffs of different shade, .hey come in Copenhagen,
rose, pink, peach, Nile, green, tan and many other
shades. .. .
up ta 20 years and down
PO yJC to TQ AC
in alhthe bright colors and combinations of colors.
QX,to C7Q'"'iet'ant' MikUes sleeve
j)J.jJ p !.) less , or with sleeves, some
pf them With "Angora collars, tie and cuffs.
rland.jWool.' Jl desirable colors.
'. - ; f Second Floor. .
mm 4m m
In the Latest
days without a good show
Stock up now for Summer
with these inexpensive but
very practical Petticoats.,,
pockets, belted and straight
$1.50 t0 $2.75
and Misses' Wool Sweaters,
b MJi 'illiH. t .111 I H
Art k fe
fWWffl V) Urn..
J! Ftsfpaf suuiiiBMra ( I 'ti
white, colors and combinations, sizes
to 3 years.
Misses Children's and
Junior's Fiber Sweaters,
er Coats in Shet-
LWSafiFJLM FOR CROWING OMAHA
A Very Special Feature
in Our Women's Dress Section
These are extremely fascinat
ing and worthy of very special
note-Georgette Dresses beauti
. fully beaded and braided, in all
the new shades of Apricot, Co
penhagen, Peach, FleshWhite,
Taupe and Navy; lined with
Jap Silk; smartly made, featur
ing wide tucks,, dainty collars
and sashes. Every new style is
These Dresses cannot
be duplicated any
where for less than
$35.00 and $39.00
1 Here at
Dainty Frocks for
afternoon wear and ,
f h o lirvlf clinrlrtLi nnt
tlAW OA Aa VIVO JJttl -
ed for Club Gowns,
Dance Frocks and fyr
A very special New
York purchase. -
Fill up your sewing basket and buy good little
priced Dress Form to fit the material over. Once you
haye used a Fbrtn as an aid to yo,ur dressmaking, you
will never be without one. .' '
O. N. T, Crochet Cotton, a ball . . . , ;
J. & P. Coates Thread, a spool;.
Stocking Feet, black'' and white, 3 pair for
Large Bottles of Machine Oil, special
Extra strong Shell Hair Pins, each
Ladies' and Children's Garters, a pair . .
Face Veils3 for .'
Girls' Braid -Holders, each
200-yard Spools of Basting Thread, 8 for
Sanitary Belts, each . . . ...
Large Spools of Darning Cotton, 2 for. . .
Carmen Hair Nets, all shades, 6 for
Steel Knitting Needles, 4
Fish Net Shopping Bags, each
Safety Pins, 6 cards f or . '
Large Pieces of Elastic, each .
Hat Wire, large bolts, each . .
Fast Colored San-Silk, 6 for . .
$3 Dress Forms
A Very Exceptional
NOW THAT YOU
making of dresses
and other gar
ments for Spring
and' Summer, you
will find one of
these Dress Forms
a great help. Buy
one now at a little
Our Black Jersey covered Butt Formi, all iizei
, fectly proportioned. Thi it an opportunity
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Care of "
Right in the Midst of the
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for ...... . .',
. . .25c ;
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Veils 75c to $2.98
S h e tl a n d and Fine
Meshes, daintily em
broidered in scroll andt
hand-run patterns 'and
trimmed in the Chenille
borders. Blackf and all
popular shades. Prices
run from 75c to $2.98
a , Main Floor