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THE BEE : OMAHA, SATURDAY, AUGUST SO, 1919.
BY MAYOR SMITH
Angelus Apartment Agent Re
fuses to Attend City Coun
cil Probe Untif Po
' lice Appear.
(Continued from Page One.)
increased rents would yield only 6
per cent on the investment.
.Cliff Calkins of Calkins & com
pany, and Charles W. Craft, a Cal
kins tenant at 560 South Twenty
sixth avenue, ennged in a polemic.
Agenyt Gives Reasons.
Mr. Calkins stated that he had or
dered an increase of rent from $30 to
SSSoneachof eight flats, in one of
which Mr. Craft lives. He said that
the $30 rate had heen in force for the
last eight years and that several of
the tenants redently remarked that
during the last year the rent had
been so low that it seemed like
"stealing it." He based his increased
rent on an "income on the present
"The former owner told me that
these flats would make money at $35
a month," said Mr. Craft . "Iani
ready .to go to the mat on this. Sim
ilar nearby flats are being rented for
$30 and $55 and are earning money
for the owners.
"Those are just his figures," re
torted Mr. Craft, after Mr. Calkins
endeavored to justify his increase
from $30 to $50 per month for six
unfurnished rooms without janitor
service,' the tenants paying for gas
anA water. anH fiirnishinff their own
Tenant Pays Twice.
The city attorney's view of Mr.
Calkins' figures was that the tenants
in this instance were expected to pay
for the appreciation of the land and
bear the depreciation of the building-
Mr. Donohue was called to testify
along toward 11 o'clock. He stated,
that the rents at the Angelus had
been raised, effective October 1.
These raises were $10 and $15 for
52 tenants. ,
"How do you base : the new
rents?" Mr. Mossman asked.
. "To make 6 per cent of a reason
able profit," the Angelus manager re
plied. "We were not making money
Mr. Donohue stated that he did
' not know what the total income or
expenses had ' been during the last
year, nor was he able to give the
council the per cent of profit that
the new schedule of rents -would
yield. He testified that his tenants
have the advantage of automatic ele
vators and a fire-proof building. He
added that he would disclose figures
to the commissioners privately, but
would not divulge them publicly.
Angelus Profits Advertised.
Mr. Higby replied to Mr. Dono
hue in this manner: '
"I wish ' to state that I read in
the newspapers last spring an ad
vertisement, offering the Angelus
for sale, with" i statement that it
was earsrfng at that time 14 per
cerrtfMr. Donohue told me him
n that he was holding the apart
ments at $200,000 and said that he
was making a lot of money out of
The place is not fireproof, be
cause I can hear conversations
through the walls. The building is
four stories, and should have fire
escapes. The walls are patched.
There have been no decorations
since I have been there. I heard a
tenant say last night that she was
ashamed to have a visitor come on
account of the patches in the halls."
Mr. Higby offered figures to show
that the net earnings on these apart
ments are $16,500 per year, on a
valuation of approximately $116,500.
allowing for depreciation, coal and
Children Go, Dogs Stay
L. Hallam, speaking for the Coro
nado apartments, said:
"I have a boy 8 years old, and re
ceived notice to vacate because of
my child. I was told by Benson &
Meyers, agents, that they were re
questing all tenants with children to
move. Others tenants in the build
ing had not complained because ,of
the7ihlidren. They allowed two
dogs to remain in these apartments,
and yet ordered out tenants with
During the examination of Mr.
Calkins, Mr. Mossman asked: "Do
you prohibit children in any of your
"We do in the Dwight' and the
"What has that got to do with this
investigation?" asked Chairman
"Because," replied Mr. Mossman,
"we have received many complaints
frorn tenants with children who say
they find it difficult to obtain
; apartments because of their chil-
Denies Increase Discussed.
Ernest Sweet, who demanded $2
witness fee before he would comply
with the summons issued by the city
legal department, testified that he
. was a member of the association of
building owners and managers, but
that to the best of his knowledge
the organization had never formally
discussed the matter of raising
"There may have been ;ome com
parisons of rents by members, but
there has not been any agreement
amen? the members as to increased
rents," he said.
Questioned on the Hamilton
apartments, he replied that his books
. would show the income and ex
penses. "I will furnish the information to
the proper tribunal when the time
comes." he testified.
"Will you give the information to
this council?" he was asked!
Base Rent on Values.
... "I said I will give the information
to the proper tribunal when the
time comes," the witness repeated.
This council has authority to
require you to bring in all of your
books," responded Mr. Mossman
for the citv.
H. B. Payne testified that he be
"lieved rents should be based on pres
ent valuations instead of original
cost . . -
"As the property becomes more
. valuable there is no reason why
rents should not be raised," was his
..Mrs. M. Werner and Arthur Streh
low, bbth testifying for R. C. Stre''-
Wilson and Pershing ;;
May Meet in Omaha
(Contlatxd from Face Om.)
Rotary club, stated yesterday that
that club would lend every assist
ance in bringing the meeting about.
"We will get out and work for it
to a man, if necessary," said Mr.
It is regarded generally as an as
sured fact that General Pershing
will be here on or about the first of
October. If the president can be
induced to change his itinerary for
one day and come to Omaha from
Wichita the meeting is assured, it
is generally believed.
The importance of the meeting,
not only to Omaha, but to the en
tire world is realized by the heds
of all Omaha's organizations.
General Pershing 'was mentioned
as a presidential candidate . Thurs
day by Representative Campbell of
Pennsylvania. His statement on the
peace pact when he appears before
the senate is awaited with great sus
pense. Republican Speakers to
Combat Wilson on Tour
Washington, Aug. 29. As the
final itinerary for President Wil
son's" speaking tour in support of
the peace treaty was announced
Friday, republican senators began
conferences to decide on plans for
sending opposition' speakers along
The president's plans call for
speeches in 30 cities throughout the
west between the time he leaves
here next Wednesday and his return
to Washington, September 30.
. Leaving Washington on a special
train the president will swing
through the middle west, thence
across the plain states to the Pacific
coast at Washington and down the
coast as far as San Diego. On the
return trip he will speak in Nevada,
Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas.
Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and
Kentucky, his last address being at
Louisville, September 29.
The president will make his first
address in Columbus, O., next
Thursday. The second will be de
livered at Indianapolis Thursday
evening, and other addresses will be
September 5, St. Louis; "Septem
ber 6, Kansas City, Mo.
September 7, Des Moines, with
address night of September 7; Sep
tember 8, morning address in Oma
ha, Neb., and evening address at
Sioux Falls, S. D.
September 9, St. Paul and Minne
apolis; September 10, Bismarck, N.
D.; September 11, forenoon address
in Billings and evening address in
Helena, Mont.; September 12, fore
noon address in Coeur d'Alcne, Ida.,
and afternoon address in Spokane,
Wash.: Seotember 13 and 14, Ta-
coma, with evening address in Seat
tle, September 14; September 15.
Portland, Ore.; September 17 and
18, San Francisco; September 19,
afternoon and night in San Diego,
September 20 and 21, Los Ange
les; September 22, Reno, Nev.; Sep
tember 23, Salt Lake City, Septem
ber 24, late afternoon address in
Chevenne. Wvo.. Soendinc the nifrht
Lin Denver; September 25 forenoon
address in Denver and atternoon ad
dress in Pueblo, Colo.; September
26, forenoon address in Wichita,
Kan., evening address in Oklahoma
City, Okl.; September 27, mid-afternoon
address in Little Rock, Ark.,
and night address in Memphis,
Tenn.; September 2W and 29, Louis
vijle Resolution in House
Protests Against Trip
Washington, Aug. 29. Represen
tative Rodenburg, republican, East
St. Louis, 111., introduced a resolu
tion today proposing that congress
declare that "the president should
postpone his proposed tour of the
country, at least until such time as
we may know definitely the prob
lems which confront us growing
out of the country's industrial situa
tion and the cost of living problem."
A second resolution, by which the
house would ask the president to re
main in Washington, was offered by
Representative Strong, republican,
Kansas, who in an address in sup
port of his measures said domestic
and international conditions were
such that the absence of the presi
dent would be "fraught with very
grave danger." j
The resolution said the railroad
and labor situation generally "indi
cate the necessity for immedite steps
to bring capital and labor together
for a betterv understanding;" that
congress would soon adopt the pres
idents suggestions to combat the
cost of living and "that renewed
absence of the president at a time
when his signature is required to
place in effect measures adopted by
congress to reduce the high cost of
living would occasion serious delay
in solving this vital problem."
The resolution went over without
TAGG OF OMAHA
Tells Senators "One Man
Control" Would Be Failure
v Urges Commission to
Washington, Aug. 29. While the
general attack on the Kenyon and
Kendrick bills for regulations of the
meat packing industry was contin
ued today before the senate agri
cultural committee, W. B. Tagg,
speaking for the Omaha Live Stock
Exchange, said moderate govern
ment control would be welcomed.
"Don't give us a license plan with
one man control from Washington,"
he said. "If it comes to regulation,
let us have a live stock commission
to run it", with members who repre
sent the industry, and can hear and
pass upon all complaints of unfair
Want Shippers on Board.
Instead of requiring the packers
to sell stock yards they own, Tagg
said, they should be required by
law to include representatives of the
shippers on boards of directors of
the yard companies.
"Would you confine the big pack
ers to dealing in meat products and
keep out of dealing in other food
stuffs?" asked Senator Harrison,
"Let the commission consider that
for a year or two," Tagg responded,
"and recommend legislation to con
gress if that is necessary. But wait
and find out" .
With respect to taking away the
refrigerator cars from private own
ership, Mr. Tagg said: "
"It is comparable , to slowing up
the fast horse of a team, instead of
prodding the slower one into greater
speed. YVhy handicap the firms own
ing such cars? Don't hobble them.
Make the railroads supply cars suf
ficient to meet the needs of the
J. H. Bachelor, Nebraska stock
man, attacked the entire proposal,
as did most of the witnesses heard,
and said that the. high price agita
tion was due largely to "people who
want six hours work and 15 hours
"Most of the testiriiony taken dur
ing the last week from producers
has been highly favorable to pack
ers," Senator Gronna, republican, of
North Dakota, pointed out to E. P.
Meyers of Hyannis, Neb., "and we
are hearing a good deal about the
possibility . that the packers might
have induced you all to come. Did
anybody pay your expenses or do
anything else to get you to come
down here for them?"
"I am not in favor of the pack
ers" Mr. fclevers retorted. "I'm
speaking in my own interest. .Crip
ple the packing business, license it
and add to its cost of operation and
you hit me because the excess cost
will have to come out of the pro
ducer." . .
A. E. Stryker, secretary ot the
Omaha Live Stock exchange, said
that he met hundreds of shippers
every week and never heard one
word in favor of any scheme of
broadening governmental control
:n.4...... Xlm .rtlnnt.fl that
vjvci muuaiijr. v v o l ...... .- -
Independent packers bought 750,000
hogs out ot J.uuu.uuu snipped 10 mc
yards last year.
.."I'm going home to tell my
neighbors that we'll have to curtail
production to the point where con
sumers "will eat the whole beef car
cass," said George T. Donaldson,
president of the Kansas State Live'
Stock association. With J. H. Mer
cer, cattle commissioner of that
state, and others, he said he had
been investigating the distribution
of meats in all the larger cities.
"Right in your city of Washing
ton," he told the committee. "I have
found the forequarters of beef sell
ing to the retailer for 8 cents a
pound, and selling to the consumer
at 32 cents. We learn there are 700
places here where meat is sold, and
we think that 10 would be ample
and reduce the cost to consumers,
The spider crab decks itself with
seaweed in the hope of escaping the
notice of its enemies. Where sponges
abound, it scrapes off its seaweed
and replaces it with pieces of
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New Fall Suits
Showing of Fall
Hats and Caps
J Sale of the Utmost Importance to
"Thrifty Men at the Palace Saturday 1
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j The dominating features of this stupen
g dous offering are the quality, style, serv-
Ig lceabihty and extremely low price of
? the garments. This sale will again
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SEE THESE SUITS
On sale Saturday. Compare them with the suits shown
elsewhere in town at $5 to $10 above this price. They
embrace the most attractive new styles and model, with
slash or large patch pockets either single or double
breasted styles two and three-button coats. Patterns
and colorings radiate the luxurious cheviots and cassi
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Here is Further
Proof of This Store's Low Prices
Congress .Will Give '
' Pershing Real Welcome
Washington, Aug. 29. Without
debate, the senate today unanimous
ly adopted a joint resolution pro
viding for the, appointment of a
committee to arrange for a formal
welcome by congress to General
Pershing upon his return to the
low, who is in ifornia, were un
able to furnish any convincing facts
and figures as to the. increase of
rents at the Strehlow apartments:
A typical case of increased rents
at the Strehlow was shown as be
ing 40 per cent within two years,
the figures being $48 to $67.50.
R. E. Walter, Strehlow tenant,
testified that his rent had been in
creased 60 per cent. He complained
of the heat during the early winter
months. The testimony developed
that Mr. Strehlow fixed the new
schedule of rents just prior to his
departure for California. -
Buy coal oil stoves at Harp
er's in the Flatiron Bid g., 17th
and Howard. ,
Beautifully tailored all wool
blue serge suits for boys', age 6
to 17, suited for both school
wear or dress, popular Norfolk
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pants, special Sat- JJQ QQ
urday at J00
Boys' juvenile suits, age 3
to 6 years, in fancy patterns,
good materials, spe- tfQ QQ
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Boys' corduroy suits in leteit
fall designs, come in light or
dark shade, sizes 3 to 6, spe-
Smart striped worsteds, as
well as finest quality khaki
pants; elegantly tailored and
perfect fitting; sizes 28 to 42
waist measure; marvelous val
ues. ' Here is a pants saving
no man should over- Q A Q
Cassimeres, pretty striped
55 worsteds, etc., are to be had at
isj this price. They're the finest
S value pa town. Sizes up to SO
CIS waist, vry
iS special Saturday.
Boys' Norfolk style, all-wool
suits, fancy mixtures, in a beau
tiful array of patterns, tailored
to the last word in the most
wanted styles, spe
cial Saturday, at . ,
Boys' all-wool blue serge
caps, just the thing for
school or dress, very special
Fine quality nainsook ath
letic union suits with elastic
back. Made . in full, generous
sises from 32 to 44 chest. Gar
ments that are selling ell over
town at a much higher Q
New patterns, good materials,
cut big and roomy. It you want
a nifty shirt at an exceedingly
low price, select it from 7Q
this collection f 7C
Boys' good quality shoes,,
sizes 12 to 2, made of stout,
special Saturday, at
Boys' shoes, sizes 2 to 6, good
quality leather, guaranteed
All-Wool Suits $
All wool cassimers cut in best
fall design, come with two pairs Ji
of lined knickerbockers, spe- lJ
:;V'atr:day $io.98 1
Youth's pants, sizes 27 to jJJ
31, regular $5.00 values, spe- JJ
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Extra fine gauge lightweight gJ
stockings, celebrated Blackcat p
brand, come in black and white
and cordovan color, a regular CI;
50c value. Saturday OC. &S
only, at pair Eg
Shirts and Drawers S
Men's white balbriggan shirts !.
or drawers; short sleeves; ankle IS
length drawers; sizes 34 to 44; 55
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(Continued from Page On..)
was rmipstprf in n li.ttr cn tA
White House several days ago by
the foreign relations committee, but
to this request the president made
no reierence in nis letter ot trans
mittal. Intention was called to the
subject, however, 'in a brief state
ment by Chairman Lodge in the
senate and later Mr. Lodge made
DuhliV th Ip
that the data asked for was a part
m ine treaty witn uermany and was
essential in committee consideration
of that treaty.
The data called for and not re
ceived by the committee v included
another and previous "Rhiije agree
ment" and any available drafts of the
treaties now under negotiation with
Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey and Hun
gary. Committee members pointed
out also that a long statement by M.
Clemenceau as president of the
peace conference attached to British
and French official copies of the
Polish treaty, was. not included in
the copy sent in today by the presi
dent. Ai British print of still another
Versailles treaty, an air convention
between the United State3 and vari
ous other nations was put into the
senate record by Senator Knox. An
explanatory note heading the con
vention said it had not been signed,
but was being given to the public
lor their information. Mr. Knox
said this plan apparently had been
followed out in every country ex
cept the United States.
Of all metals stiver is the moat
adaptable for engraving and all
all kinds of handicraft.
Buy Fisk tires at Harper's
in the Flatiron Bldg., 17th
Saturday on the Main Floor
Drugs and Toilet Articles
N exceptional list of drugs that probably contains many items that you
need and want. Check on and bring this list with you.
Pamole face pow
Jardin de Rose
Djer Kiss face powder, small,
Djer Kiss face powder, large,
A mb re
R o y a 1 e
Q u e 1
H o u b-
igants Ideal face powder, $5.00.
Dorin 1249 and 1251 rouge,
. Dorin brunette rouge de thea
Djer Kiss perfume, oz., $1.50.
Pebeco paste, 37c.
Dr. Lyons' tooth powder,
Arnica tooth soap, 19c.
Calder's tooth powder,
Sozodont liquid, 29c.
S. S. White paste, 21c.
Enthymol paste, 19c.
Colgate's pase, large,
Colgate's paste, small,
Senreco paste, 29c.
Pepsodent paste, 39c.
Pyorrrhocide powder, 89c
Azurea .face powder, all
Le Trefle face powder, all
Fldrayme face powder, $1.48.
Azurea, Le Trefle and Flora
mye Extract, ounce, $1.39.
Turner's complexion powder,
Turner's antiseptic dental
Turner's natural tint. 50c.
Turner's lip stick, 50c.
Pt. size thermos,
No. 11, $2.50.
Pt. size thermos,
No. 15, $3.50.
Pt. size thermos.
'No. 6, $3.75.
Qt. size thermos,
tfo. 11, $4.00.
Qt. size thermos,
No. 15, $5.50.
Qt. size thermos,
No. 6, $5.75.
Leather case for
qt. thermos, $2.50.
D-shaped thermos case, $3.75
Thermopak for taking home
ice cream, qt. size, 09c .
1 lot pure bristle 9, 10
and 11 row sanitary hair
brushes, very special, 25c
One lot whisk brooms,
tooth brushes, adult size
hard, med. and soft bristles, 33c
Child's size, 22c (
Genuine orange wood sticks,
Fountains syringe, $1.25,
$1.50, & $2.50.
Combination water bottle and
syringe, $1.95 to $3.00.
Nail buffers, ebony and ma
hogany back, 35c and 60c.
A large selection of Hughes
j Ideal waterproof brushes, in
cluding ivory and mahogany
back, including black, all white
and black, and white single,,
double and quadruple bris-
ties. $1.75 to
Nail files, 15c, 25c, 35c & 50c
Durham Duplex Domino demonstrator. . . .15c
Gem safety razor 89c
Ender's safety razor 89c
Durham Duplex razor 89c
Gillette safety razor $4.45
Auto Strop razor .$4.45
Sal Hepatica, small,
Sal Hepatica, med.,
Bromo Seltzer, med.,
Lysol, small, 19c.
Lysol, large, 79c.
Sloan's liniment, 21c.
Lysol, med., 39c.
Lavoris, large, 84c.
Lavoris, med., 44c.
Lavoris, small, 22c.
Dioxogen, med., 42c.
Putnam dry cleaner, 22c.
4 ozs. peroxide, 9c.
8 ozs. peroxide, 19c.
16 ozs. peroxide. 29c.
4 ozs. glyc, bay rum
rose water, 19c
1 oz. spirits camphor, 25c.
2 ozs. spirits camphor, 40c
4 ozs. spirits camphor, 65c.
Lov Me face
Lov Me tal
Melba vanishing cream, jar,
Melba dry rouge, light and
Melba face powder, 50c
Melbaline face powder, 25c.
Lov Me toilet w&er, $1.00.
2 ozs. castor oil, 15c
1 pt. ammonia, 20c.
1 qt. ammonia, 35c.
si-Ib. Epsom salts, 7c.
Vz-Vo. Epsom salts, 10c.
1 lb. Epsom salts, 15c
4 oz. bay rum & r. w., 19c.
4 oz. Chappedin, 19c.
1 pt. witch hazel, 50c
1 qt. witch hazel, $1.00.
2 oz. tr. arnica, 20c.
1 pt. hydroil, 50c.
1 qt. hydroil, 90c.
Hinkle pills, 100 in bot, 19c.
Bayer's aspirin, 1 doz., 18c.
Pond's van. cr., small jar, 19c
Pond's van. coldL cr., small
jar, 18c. 1
Liquid dress shield. 35c and
Odorono, small, 29c.
Danderine, small, 29c.
La-May face powder, 60c
L i s t e r i n e,
L i s t e r i n e,
L i s t e r i n e,
L i s t e r i n e,
M e r c o 1 -ized
Mul. coco oil,
grant Cr., 19c.
Hudnut rouce. 50c.
Gardenia face powder, $1.00.
Vio Sec toilet water, $1.00.
Vio Sec talcum, 25c
Gardenia talcum, 25c.
Rose Omar talcum, 50c.
Vio. Sec. van. cream, 50e.
Dentaluxe tooth paste, 25c.
Gardenia toilet water, $1.00.
33 Massatta talcum,
,s rv. 15c.
Colgate's V 1 o,
Monad Vio, Cash
mere Bouquet, Dac
talis. Eclat, 18c
der, Radiant Rose, Florent tal
Squibbs talcum, 19c.
Mavis talcum, 25c.
Hudnut's talcum, 25c and
Armour's baby talcum, 25c.
Lazell Field; Vio, 15c. .
Armour's Bouquet toilet pow
in g cream,
D. & R. cream.
Sempre Giovine, 44c.
Turner's cleansing massage
cream, two creams in one, 50c.
D. & R.
P o m p e ian
Turner's complexion cream,
a greaseless cream, 50c.
One lot toilet soap, large bar,
violet rose, sandalwood odors,
also transparent and cocoanut
oil soap, 10c.
Palmolive soap, 8c.
Williams' Old English soap,
Bocabelli pure castile, bar,
P. & S. soap, 10c.
4-lb. bar pure olive oil cas
soap, small, 10c
Cuticura soap, 20c
fResinol soap, 23c
One lot toilet soaps, 10 cakes
Beecham's Toilet Goods
We take pleasure in announcing that we have exel rive sale
on well known and high grade Beecham toilet goods line.
Beecham's Lotus cream, 75c.
Beecham's Odorcide, $1.00.
Beecham's Lady Teazel pow
Beecham's Lady Teazel won
der cream, $1.00, $2.00, $3.50.
Beecham's Olive shampoo
jelly, 50c and 75c.
Beecham's hair tonic, 75c.
Beecham's reducing cream,
Beecham's dental cream, 25c.
Beecham's compact powder,
Beecham's rouge, 35c
Beecham's toilet water,
$1.00, $1.75, $3.00.
No snail or phon. orders. We reserve th. right to limit quantities.
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