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POWER TO FIGHT
CHy CouncH Lays Plans to Re
sist Attempt of Street Rail
way Company to Increase
. City council voted to extend to
Mayor Smith full power and author
ity to' represent the city in rtsisting
the application of the Omaha & Coun
cil Bluffs Street Railway company,
before the state railway commission,
to increase fare from 5 to 6 cents
within the city of Omaha.
, The city first will dispute the juris
diction of the state commission to
regulate street car rates in this city
and, if defeated in that effort, then the
ra will h fnuaht out on its merits
In a communication to fhe council
the mayor wrote:
"Under the law the city of Omaha
has a right to appear in that proceed
ing if it so desires. It is my judg-
ment that the city should appear by
its legal department and do every
thing in its power to protect the
rights and interests of the citizens,
I recommend authorizing the legal
department to take such action as it
may, deem necessary to protect the
rights and interests of the city."
During a discussion of the subject
in the council meeting Commissioner
Butler inquired whrther the city legal
department will protest the right of
the State Railway commission to hear
this case, whereupon the mayor stated
that he believed the first step should
be the challenge of the junsidiction
of the state commission, on the
grounds that the city council has the
right to regulate street car rates. He
ventured an opinion that this matter
of jurisdiction may have to be taken
to the state supreme court.
The council finally disposed of the
matter for them by adopting the tol
lowing resolution offered by Commis
"Be it Resolved, That the mayor of
this city is authorized and instructed
to take general charge of this con
trcversy between the city of Omaha
and the Omaha & Council Bluffs
Street Railway company, involving the
matter of street car rates and fares,
and such litigation as may arise there
irom, and to direct the legal depart
ment in connection therewith, and to
call upon any and all departments of
the city government to any extent that
may be necessary for such aid or as
sistance as he may need. And this
body now declares its purpose to
take such steps as may be necessary
and make such appropriations as may
be needed to fully protect the inter
ests of the city and the public jn the
matter of street railway charges.
AWAY TO JAIL TO
REST ALL SUMMEB
: Six months in jail was the sum to
tal of sentences meted Thursday to
Harry A. Brookstein by Police Judge
Madden on two charges.
Brookstein was convicted of as-
saulting Clara Hulton, a maid at the
Neville hotel, bhe testihed Urookstein
represented himself as a police officer
and offered her a drink of whisky,
When she refused, he threatened to
"arrest" her, she testified. He was-1
sentenced to 90 days in jail when a
new complaint was issued against him
charging insufficient funds to meet a
check. He was again convicted and
given an additional 90 days by Judge
Brookstein was a partner with W,
F. Stoecker in the National Woodrow
Wilson league. A dispute over money
matters caused a split between the
Paul V.' Duffy Wins GoM Medal
In Creighton Elocution Contest
At the annual elocution contest
held by Creighton university at the
school auditorium Wednesday night,
Paul V. Duffy won the gold medal
offered to contestants in the collegi
ate classes. His selection was "The
Thomas J. McGovern was awarded
second place. He gave "The Speech
of Vindication." Honorable mention
was given Clifford J. Mullen for his
presentation of "The Bishop's Can
dlesticks." Herbert A, Sohm merited the gold
medal given to the winner in the
fourth year of the high school de
partment He gave "A Convict's
Soliloquy." "Dimes and Dollars,"
given by P. Corne'ius Heafy, won
Rev. M. A. Stagno, J. C. Kinsler
and H. von W. Schulte were the
judges The medals will be awarded
at the graduation exercises, to take
place in June.
New City Charter Commission
Meets for First Time Friday
The new city charter convention
will be called to order in the city
council chamber at 2 p. m. Friday.
Fifteen members were elected
An organization will be effected at
the first meeting. David Cole and
W. F. Baxter have been mentioned in
connection with the chairmanship.
Election of Mr. Cole has been fore
casted. . The object of the convention will
be to submit to the voters a home
rule charter as provided by legislative
enactment. A proposal has been
made that the old charter shall be
submitted almost intact and thus
adopt a foundation for future charter
Son of Omaha Street Car Man
Killed in Action in France
Harry . Clark, a marine with the
sxpeditionary forces in France, and
son of George H. Clark, 1713 South
Tenth street, a street car motorman,
was killed in action on April 26, ac
cording to word received this week
by his father.
Marine Clark had made his home
,n civil life in Spokane, Wash. He
as 23 years old. He enlisted shortly
after war was declared and had seen
several months' service in France.
He has a broth eiu-George J. Clark, in
n army camp iu Sp'uth Carolina,
"MERCHANDISE OF QUALITY"
t Low.st Prices Always.
Th Government Urges You to
Buy Your Coal Now for Next
Thursday, May 16, 1918-
-STORE NEWS FOR FRIDAY-
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FRIDAY & DOWN STAIRS S"!
A SPLENDID yalue in pink
or whit coutil; with low
bust, free hips, embroidery
trimmed. 2 pair strong sup
porters, double steel boning.
Sizes 19 to 36, at $1.25.
TNF ANTS' sox of white cotton
t and, lisle, fancy colored roll
tops; known as run of the mill,
but every pair an exceptional
value at 20c
CHILDREN'S fine ribbed
cotton hose; fast black
and seamless; all sizes. Very
specially priced for Friday, at
17c a pair.
"117 OMEN'S cotton hose, good
' quality; in black or white;
seamless; samples and some
with slight imperfections; at
20c a pair.
WOMEN'S black cotton hose
with ribbed tops; Burson
hose with split soles and pure
thread silk hose in black, with
slight imperfections, at 39c a
WOMEN'S union suits of
white cotton; low neck
and sleeveless; cuff knee; regu
lar or extra sizes; very special
T OYS' union suits, seconds
of the genuine porosknit;
short sleeves and knee length;
all sizes. Extreme values Fri
day at 50c each. .
Cups and Saucers,
JAPANESE china cups and
saucers, pretty decorations.
Very specially priced for Fri
day, at, 6 pair for $1.00.
rn HIN-BLOWN table turn-
biers, clear crystal. Spe
cially priced Friday, at 5c
A MERICAN semi - porcelain
breakfast sets with gold or
floral decorations; neat, plain
shapes; 42-piece service, enough
for six people, $5.95 set.
"lf ADE of good quality blue
l- denfm, for sizes 9 to 15
years. Well made and finished.
Limit of 3 pair to a customer,
and none sold to dealers and
no returns, at 73c.
"D EAL linen cluny laces,
white or ecru; mostly
edges up to 3 inches wide.
Pretty new designs. Very spe
cial for Friday, at 25c a yard.
D RETTY new val laces, lin
en, torchon and imitation
filet Big selection of new pat
terns.. Extra special values at
10c a yard.
flouncings on voile and
batiste, 40 inches wide; 27-inch
embroidery Swiss flouncings
and 18-inch allover embroid
ery, 29c a yard.
Here's a Remarkable Sale of
For Girls 6 to 1 6 Years, at Prices Less than
the Cost of the Material, at
59c, $1.25 ami $1.98
THIS is without doubt the most remarkable offering of girls' wash dresses we have ever offered in our
Down Stairs Store at the beginning of the season.
THE dresses featured for Friday .are made of the new
est fabrics, including white lawns, organdies, French
and Anderson ginghams, chambrays, Jap crepes and lin
ens, and the season's most favored styles are represented.
SOME are made with sport jacket; short-waisted jumper
dresses in combination of two materials ; others are
embroidered ; while still others are trimmed with contrast
ing materials, pleated skirts, self and white collars.
Burgess-Nash Co. Down Stain Store
Our Annual May Sale of
Presenting a Better Range of Selection Than it Has Been Our Privilege
to Offer, and at Prices Fully lA to Under Present Day Valuation
BUYING long before the advance in cost, enables us to offer values that make this an
opportunity to purchase your muslin underwear needs for months to. come, and
benefit materially by it.
Big variety of crisp, new
styles with dainty lace or em
broidery trimmings, "V" or
square neck, at 25c; others,
39c to $1.65.
Women's muslin or nain
sook drawers, several styles,
finished with lace or em
broidery trimmings, at 39c;
others 25c to $1.25.
Beautiful pink or white
voile or wash satin camisoles,
elaborately finished with
torchon or val lace. Other
49c to $1.25.
In a' variety of dainty
styles, made of good quality
nainsook or muslin, long or
short sleeves. Very special,
79c. Others 98c to $1.95.
Burg ess-Nash Co. Down Stair. Store
A wonderful variety of
dainty styles finished with
fine sheer laces and em
broideries. Extreme values,
Good quality all new and
fresh, including little tucked
or lace trimmed pants, com
bination skirts, etc., at 19c.
A Sale of Notions of Vast Importance Friday
5c dozen for pearl
sizes, white and
colored, dandy val
ues. Some colored
5c for picot edging,
clearance price. .
White bias trim
sizes, wonderful val
ues, 4-yard bolt, 5c.
Dress beltings, as
sorted sizes, yard,
5c and 10c.
Spool cotton, 3-cord,
white only. Spool,
Sanitary belts, made
of good quality
sateen, perfect fit
ting. Value is more
than double what we
ask. Special, each,
The Standard sani
tary aprons, water
proof, light, com
fortable. Very spe
cial price, each, 19c.
Special 3c Table
Containing odd lot. of desirable notions. Priced for
a quick clearance.
Choose from Rick Rack braid, shell
and amber hair barrettes, kid curlers,
mending cotton, buttons, thimbles, tape I
measures, hair pins, corset laces, tape, i
sewing thread and other items; wonder
ful values. Choice 3c each.
Burg eis-Nash Co. Down Stairs Store
Scissors, sharp edge,
nickel plated, 6, 7
and 8-inch sizes.
Very special, each,
bias trimmings, bolt,
values, card of 5, 3c.
black only, card.lc.
Dress shields, vari
ous sizes, pair, 10c.
Very specie! i
A clearance of 500
baby bibs, various
styles and sizes, oil
laced trimmed, de
signed art cloth, etc.
5c and 10c each.
sharp points, pack
Featuring for Friday in the Down Stairs Store an Unusual
Sale of House Furnishings at 25c
Here is a just an idea of what you can buy for 25c in this big home outfitting section.
3 and 4-quart gray
enameled stew pans,
Butcher knives, best
quality steel blades,
assorted sizes, 25c.
Big Wonder cedar
il polish, 12-oz. bot
All white enameled
pudding pans, 25c.
water pails, first
quality, 8-quart size,
All white enameled
Electric wall paper
cleaner, 3 can's, 25c.
Crepe tissue toilet
paper, good size
rolls, 8 for 25c.
Triangle wall mops,
long handle, 25c.
-Down Stair Stor.
Packro flower and
good size package,
5 packages, 25c.
String mops, spe
cially handy, at 25c.
All white enameled
cake pans, 25c.
All white enameled
oblong roast and
bake pans, assorted
Mazda electric liiht
bulbs, 25 and 40
watt sizes at 25c.
Sapolin floor var
nish, can, 25c. N
VAL laces and insertions,
pretty selection of new de
signs, some to match. Spe
cially priced for Friday, at IHt
MEN'S regatta athletic
union suits of crossbar
and plaid nainsook ;knee length,
no-sleeve style; all sizes. Very
special Friday, at 59c.
Men's Hose, i
TVT EN'S fibre silk hose with
il double heel and toe; in
black, brown, white and gray;
all sizes, and very special at
Men's Shirts, -
"' 79c ,
TVT EN'S vnew spring 'shirts,
AU cut large and full; made
with double soft cuffs; an op
portunity to buy your season's
supply at a big" saving, 79
10c t0 $3.50
Qj AMPLE pieces, Including
doilies, center pieces, lunch
cloths, tray cloths, dresser and
chiffonier scarfs, etc. Wide
selection of kinds and styles;
priced according to size and
quality, at 10c to $3.50.
0 . INCHES wide, mummie
weave, very desirable
for skirts and . suits; ; brown,
blue, lavender, tan and red. An
excellent quality, and a special
value at 35c yard.
' Sample Towels,
' 5c 10 75c1
INCLUDING huck towels with
colored borders, as well as
white, also Turkish towels in
small or large sizes. Some are
slightly soiled and mussed. Ex
treme values at Be to 75.
Boys' Wash Suits,
IN a large variety of fabrics
and novelty color effects.
Sizes 2 to 8. Very specially
priced for Friday, at 79c.
Japanese Crepe, '
T MP0RTED Japanese kimono
crepe, floral figures and Jap
anese patterns. 1 Fast colors.
On special sale Friday, at 39c
a yard. '
Crepe de Chine, ,
r REPE de chine with a fine
cotton warp. In every pos
sible shade, including white,
flesh and pink. Splendid for
waists, dresses, underwear, etc.
36 inches wide, at 59c a yard.
TJ1 RENCH voile dress patterns,
white grounds with stripe,
in various colors or combina
tions of colors. Friday, 6 yards
GABARDINE, madras and
novelty goods for skirts for
golf and outdoor wear. 32 and
36 inches wide, at 29c a yard.
C! TAMPED centerpiece, size
36 inches with dresser Scarf
to match on excellent quality
linene. Butterfly designs. Spe
cial 39c each. (
A LARGE assortment of cre
tonne knitting bags which
have been reduced for Friday,
in the Down Stairs Store to
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