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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 15, 1919)
THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, llJiy.
CITY JAY Ol'lil
THE GAS PLANT
Mayor, Through Howell, Urges
Merger of All Public Utili
ties Before State
Mayor Smith is pleased with the
... way the bill for the creation of a
public utilities commission for Oma
ha is coin in the lesislature.
"The bill," he said, "consists in a
broadening of the sphere of the
present water board, which would
become not merely the governing
ioay ot the Metropolitan Watei
district, but the governing body of
all the public utilities which Omaha
may acquire in the future. My
mea is to have the board or com
mission elected as it is now by the
people. It will be self-perpetuating,
one-third of the membership being
elected at each election. It might
be advisable to make it lareer than
it is now and to increase the salaries
when the commission's duties would
become much heavier with the ac
quisition of the gas works, electric
light and power plant and maybe the
May Own Plant This Summer.
Mayor Smith believes it likely that
the city will be in possession of the
gas plant by this summer.
"I Hope we will be supplying gas
to the citizens of Omaha by fall at
$1 a thousand cubic feet," he said.
"And then I believe that we can
continue to reduce the price of gas
from time to time by substantial
figures, just as we have done with
the water plant.
"The appraisal board will prob
ably have its report ready in March.
Then the city council has 60 days to
either accept or reject the plant at
the price quoted.
"If the city council accepts the
plant at the price, it can go ahead
immediately and without any rea
tape and issue bonds and take over
the plant and operate it at once."
With the gas company in the
city's hands, acquisition of the elec
tric light and power 'plant will be
sought by the city. This is not so
near realization, as the courts have
ruled that the electric company has
a perpetual franchise. This does not
constitute a monopoly and the city
could go ahead and build a compet
In the purchase of the electric
plant the ownership by the present
company of a perpetual franchise
would add very heavily to the cost
the city would have to pay.
She Needed It, Says
Wife Beater, and Gets
Thirty Days in Jail
Mrs. Nick Pans, 2013 Harney
street, waved at a gentleman
friend." Nick was a witness to the
"unbecoming behavior of his wife.
He choked her, and was sentenced
to 30 days in the county jail by
Judge Foster in the police court
"Whenever it has been necessary
for me to punish her, judge, she
needed it," the husband explained
to the court. "When we have had
difficulty it always has been her
fault. I have tried to get my wife
to he dignified, bhe would not.
"Judge, I have done nothing
wrong. Mrs. Pans pleaded. "He
has beaten me, choked me and
threatened my life."
"Nuff said. Thirty days in Jail.
Take him away officer."
The woman's tears gave way to
smiles when she was assured she
would be granted the privilege of
visiting ner nusoana wnue ne re
mained in jail.
Blows Once More;
for Y. W. Campaign
The Bemif siren whistle will for
ever be associated with war and
peace since . it , blew, so frantically
on armistice day.
When the big whistle began its
screeching- yesterday, great re
joicing was manifested on Farnam
"I guess they signed the peace
treaty," a woman ventured.
"President Wilson musta started
for home," was a man's guess.
"Maybe some more soldiers are
home from overseas."
All rushed to buy The Bee's noon
Why did the whistle blow? Oh!
yes I the flying squadron of Y. W.
C A. women led by Mrs. C. J. Hub
bard, started out on the last lap of
its drive- to raise funds for the
double triangle campaign!
John Dermody, Prominent
Pioneer, is Dead at 72
John Dermody, 72, died Thurs
day at his home in the Joyce apart
ments, Twenty-seventh and Cali
fornia streets. Mr. Dermody, who
is the father of Dr. L. A. Dermody,
has been an invalid during his 24
years of residence in Omaha.
Mr. Dermody emigrated to this
state from Canada about 50 years
ago. He made his home near the
now abandoned Fort Kearney. He
later moved to Lincoln where he
was engaged in the contracting
He is survived by his wife, sis
sons, Drs. L. A. and Louis Der
mody of Omaha, W. J. Dermody
of Houston, Tex., B. V. Dermody
of Chicago, M. J. and T. J. Der
mody of this city, three daugh
tres, Mrs. A. Bohac, Aberdeen, S.
IX, and Mrs. William Cutcher and
Mrs. Jessie Schultz of Omaha.
The funeral will be held at 9 a.
in. Monday at St. Johns church. In
terment at Holy Sepulchre cem
etery. Aulabaugh's Store Window
Broken by Severe Storm
riate glass windows in the store
of G. N. Aulabaugh, furrier, 1825
Farnam street, appear to be the spe
cial prey of storms. Thursday
during- the high wind the window
was broken for the second time this
winter. Last winter the window
ahroken half a dozen times. None
of the fur goods on display in the
window was damaged, ,
Elaborate Plans for
Sixteenth District Meet
of the Rotarians
Five hundred Rotarians of the
16th district, including Iowa, South
Dakota and Nebraska, will gather
in Omaha Sunday for a two-day
conference. Elaborate plana to en
tertain the visitors, have been ar
ranged by Omaha Rotarians, head
ed by John W. Welch and Dan A.
Johnson, 'conference secretary.
This is the first district Rotary
meeting held in Omaha. Many of
the delegates plan to remain for
the Transmississippi Readjustment
Convention headquarters will be
in the Fontenelle hotel. Business
sessions Monday and Tuesday
will be held in the large assembly
hall in the Masonic temple. The
conference opens with special serv
ices Sunday evening in All Saints
cl.urch. Fred L. Northey of Wat
erloo is district governor.
Among the speakers of national
prominence will be hdward K. K.el
sev. of Toledo, national Rotary
president; John N. Vander Vries of
Washington, D. C, assistant sec
retary of the National Chamber of
Commerce; Dr. D. F. Garland of
Dayton, O., of the National Cash
Reeister comoany. and Harry M.
Gage, president of Huron college,
Huron, S. D.
Governor McKelvie will speak at
the banquet Monday evening in the
David Smith will come from Salt
Lake City, Utah, to boost for the
1919 international convention to be
Sioux City Packers Short
of Ice; Buy Supply Here
Sioux City packers are short of
ice and have come to Omaha for
their supply. Heretofore the freight
rate on ice from Omaha to Sioux
Citv has been $1.25 in car lots. On
aoDlication of the packers, the
Omaha district freight rate commit
tee has cut the rate to $1 a ton.
Sioux City packers nave nereto
fore depended upon natural ice for
.sii-liurT nurnnst. Owin? to the mild
weather they were unable to obtain
the normal pack, ine ice tney are
takinir from Omaha is the araificial
HAKE HER GO
in maii's noor.
Woman Sentenced to Thirty
Days After Detectives Find
Her in Room With
Mrs. May Stevens, 2003 Burt
street, was sentenced to 30 days in
jail by Judge Foster in police court
this morning after she told the court
that two detectives compelled her to
go into the room with a man at Six
teenth and Webster streets.
"They made me go into the room
with Fred Smith, a farmer," the
Detectives Anderson and Potach
said they followed the woman from
Sixteenth and Cass streets, where
they saw her join the man, walk
around several blocks and finally lo
cated her in the room with the man.
"I knew Mr. Smith," Mrs. Stevens
said. "He is a farmer and I have
been acquainted with him for some
time. I met him on the street, and
when he asked me to show him
where he could obtain a room for
several days, I directed him to the
place on Sixteenth and Webster
streets. I was coming down the
stairs when the officers entered the
building and made me return with
them and go into the room where
the man was."
The man was not arrested.
"What do you work at?" Judge
"My husband works at the Back
ing house, and I am employed at our
home, Mrs. btevens replied.
When the" policemen told the
court that the woman had a bad
reputation, she was given the jail
Ernest Johnson and Miss Nina
Furstenberg, daughter of Alexander
Furstenbiirg, were married by Rev.
Charles W. Savidge at his study
Thursday noon. They were ac
companied by F. B. Unks.
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STYLES OF THE HOUR
IN MW SPRING APPAREL
Our select showing is of particular interest tor every
woman and miss who desires to he distinctively dressed
at a modest expenditure.
Introducing to Omaha women the premiere
of STYLE, QUALITY and VALUE
Under this Private Name we offer clever-styled Suits, fashioned from the
most wanted fabrics, spendidly tailored, a wide variety of favored mod
els, and sold at all times at $35, which is easily $10 under their true worth
yoaVJfXVtrwon' Suits, $49, $55, $65
Russian Blouse creations, Bolero effects, Box Coats, mannish models, in
fabrics that are the supreme favorites, beautifully tailored and finished
SCALLOP EDGINGS' COWL COLLARS TIGHT SHOULDERS
GAY VESTEE EFFECTS BRAID TRIMMED
SLASHED SKIRTS BUTTONS IN PROFUSION
"these $1S and $ 19 Dresses for Saturday
will go a long way towards establishing the Emporium 's leadership
admired by everyone who sees them, they are easily the most attractive
Dresses offered in Omaha today at these prices. The values are truly exceptional
-many beautiful new spring Afternoon and Street Frocks of georgette,
nppQQpc figured chiffon, satin, tricoteen and serges.
cne tfjr j tn Stunning style creations. They are the sort
$35 $45 and up to $95 of dresses you'll delight in wearing.
Saturday at 9 A. M. We Place on Sale
0 1 1 TTA
Extraordinary Values in Two Lots
This is the result of an important purchase from one
of New York's best neckwear manufacturers. Jt brings
a large quantity of fine silk ties at such pricings as to
interest every man who knows the reputation of this
men's store for merchandise of quality.
- Included are patterns and colorings from the very
conservative to those of quite vivid colorings.
The entire purchase has been divided into two
groups and is to be placed on sale Saturday morning at
f K V i "i,
K ' o x r t ft-
Lot No. 1
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f If iff " A 1 l r - V
MAIN FLOOR ,
Ann tne nana maae
best imported silk, in all
the very latest patterns
and colorings, hundreds
f patterns to choose from
suit the taste of most
every man. Regular 1.75
to 2.25 values, at ' 95c
Lot No. 2
ALL the high-grade
Silk Neckwear made
of the best domestic silk,
in the large flowing ends
scarfs, every pattern de
sirable, made with slip
easy band, endless variety
of patterns and colorings,
regular 1.00 to 1.50 values,
?yf Men's Pure Thread Siik Hose
About 100 dozen in all the new shades, in plain colors and
neat striped effect; these are broken lots of our regular
stock, not all sizes in every shade, but all sizes in the lots;1
these hose have been selling at 75c to $1, choice
At 50c Per Pair
Overcoats Must Be -Sold Now
Additional Price Reductions in Effect
THE time has come when we must make a quick disposal of our entire stock of Men's
and Young Men's Overcoats and we are going to do it without regard to cost or
value. You know what superb styles and select qualities we have shown this season
you have a good idea of the former selling prices so you can readily appreciate the ex
tent of the reductions and the importance of the opportunity when we tell you that the
entire stock is now open to your selection at these four prices, $15, $25, $35, $45. The
assortment is complete and includes the very newest and most favored styles in
Form Fitting Overcoats, Waistline Overcoats, Belted Overcoats,
Dressy Chesterfields, Warm Ulsterettes, Heavy Ulsters
A broad range of rich fabrics for your selection including soft wool friezes, kerseys,
meltons, thibets, Scotches and cheviots patterns and colorings to please all tastes every
garment smartly designed, richly tailored and shown in sizes to fit all men and young
men. Early selection is advisable as the finest will naturally go first.
All Hart Schaffner & Marx Make
Men's Fur and Fur
Men's New Spring Suits
You men who are thoughtful about clothes You men
who want real clothes values will be glad to Inspect these
dressy, serviceable Suits that are to be seen here Saturday
in an Initial showing, moderately priced at 35 and S40.
Our Entire Stock of
Mackinaws Go at
SECOND FLOOR MEN'S BUILDING
February Clearance of Men's Furnishings
Men's All Wool
Sweater Coats at
Former Pricings 70 to 12.50
An extraordinary offering In a Sweater Coat
that Is of splendid quality ot the "Webber Make."
An opportunity to make a substantial saving.
Good values in Men's Wool Mixed Sweater
."oats, in medium and heavy weight, formerly
priced from 13 to $5; radically reduced for Satur
Flaniiel ShirtS These Flannel Shirts are all
wool, In broken sizes, but
all sizes in the lot; of medium and r A r
heavy weight; formerly priced from
3.50 to 5.00; extra good values at
About 120 dozen, heavy
weight, in assorted random
mixtures. Mill runs of the
$1 quality, on sale at the
unusual low price of
Cotton and Wool Mixed
Union Suits at
. Some ot the best makes represented in the
lot, that formerly sold at 2.50 and 3.00. An un
usual offering, indeed.
Heavy Weight Union Suits, -I A r
$2 and 2.25 Values at 1 .tO
All the combed cotton heavy weight, in ecru
nd gTay colors, that formerly sold at 2.00 and 2.25;
specially priced for Saturday's selling.
Two-Piece Wool Underwear
MAIN FLOOR-MEN'S BUILDING
Formerly priced from 2.00 to 3.00 per
garment These are-broken lots but
-epresent excellent savings.
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