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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1919.
P. A. Barrows. Correspondent-
NEW METHODS NO
EXCUSE TO RAISE
Railway Commission Point
edly Informs Cambridge
Co. its Scheme Is
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 28. (Special.)
Covering the controversy between
the Cambridge Telephone company
and the State Railway commission,
in which, after making an applica
tion for a raise in rates to the com
mission, it was ordered by the com
mission to send in data and facts
regarding its business, which it neg
lected to do, and later made the
raise anyhow, now contending that
it changed its form of doing busi
ness and was therefore to all pur
poses a new company, the commis
sion has written the following let
ter to the company:
"Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 28. Mr. B.
F. Butler, Cambridge, Neb. Dear
Sir: Replying to yours of the 25th,
in re Cambridge Telephone com
pany, it is apparent that you have
the idea that as soon as the common
carrier changes the form under
which it transacts business that it
is thereby relieved from the recogni
tion of the state for the particular
moment and can change its rates
and practice to suit itself before
beginning again. . This is quite a
remarkable interpretation of the
laws governing common carriers.
"When the Cambridge Telephone
company was incorporated and took
over the business of the Cambridge
Telephone association, "unincorpo
rated, but a common carrier never
theless, it inherited all the require
ments made by the state on that as
sociation. One of these was that
it could not change its rates with
out first making application to the
body constituted by the constitution
to regulate rates. That law put very
severe penalties on a violation of this
particular provision. Whether in
spite of or with advice of counsel
the company has made a grievous
"It has apparently done more
than change its rates without au
thority, It has incorporated for
$10,000 and assumedly has issued
stock to its various stockholders.
There is a law covering that very
point of which the company should
be advised and its failure to be ad
vised does not excuse it from the
"Regarding your further point
that you do not think that the com
mission, in the absence of a com
plaint, can force the company into
doing business at a loss, permit us
to call your attention to the fact
that, as attorney for this company,
you made an application asking for
authority to change the rates prior
to the time they' were changed and
correspondence from the commis
sion to your . company asking for
data was ignored.- .. '
"It would appear that at the time
that application was filed the com
pany and its counsel had a different
idea of the railway commission act
than you present in your letter of
October 25. We will thank you for
an immediate reply. Yours truly.
Prote Charge for
Mew Renters Using
Phone Left Behind
Lincoln, Neb., Oct 28. (Special.)
Representatives of the Nebraska
Telephone company, the Lincoln
Telephone company and about a
dozen smaller associations out in the
state were before the State Rail
way commission Tuesday in an ef
fort to have adjusted the matter of
rates to be charged on what Post
master General Burleson had desig
nated "change of name" installation.
Mr. Wilson of the Nebraska com
pany informed the commission that
there was very little difference in
the mattef as to whether the phone
had been discontinued or not, as
the company had to go over the
line and make a thorough investi
gation . and perhaps supply some
things needed and that entries had
to be made on the regular slips and
these gone over by the different
departments just the same as if the
phone had really been changed.
If aa xirserated form of Grip, LAXA
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for ordinary Crip, r A food plan is not to
wait until you are sick, but PREVENT IT
by taking; LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE
Tablets in time.
Clemmons in Clash
With Attorney General
On Districting Vote
Lincoln, Neb., Oct 28. (Spe
cial.) The legal and educational
departments of the state appear to
take opposite views on the proposi
tion as to percentage of vote neces
sary for the purposes of redistricting
for consolidation purposes.
The attorney general has ruled
that the 51 per cent applies to both
country and town, but State Super
intendent 'Clemmons in an opinion
this morning holds that it was the
intention of the legislature to make
the 51 per cent, necessary to apply
to only the country districts. Re
garding the matter Superintendent
"During the time of the legislature
the educational committee, which
was interested in that bill, met in
my office and I well know their in
tention. It was their intention that
the 51 per cent should be exclusive
of the city.' Hence my stand on
that position. I do not wish to put
myself up as a lawyer or against
the attorney general, but I listened
to their arguments and I know the
legislature intended this 51 per cent
to belong to the country people and
not to the town people, and that is
my position. The language may be
a little ambiguous, but I am posi
tive the intention of the lawmakers
was to leave it with the understand
ing that the 51 per cent vote belongs
to the country people."
Attempts Suicide on
Getting Letter Telling
Of Twins and Penury
Fremont, Neb., Oct. 28. (Special
Telegram.) With a letter in his
pocket from his wife, informing him
that she was the mother of twin
girls and that she was in need of
money and almost penniless, L. Sil
verman, Detroit clerkattempted to
commit suicide here Monday night
after writing a letter in Jewish to a
local merchant whom he called upon
last evening. Silverman took tab
lets of rat poison. He was found
unconscious in the outskirts of the
In the letter he said that he
blamed no one, owed no one, and
didn't care to live. Mrs. Silverman,
in her letter, begged her husband
to return to Detroit, his former em
ployer having offered to give him
back his old position at $45 a week.
Silverman is about 30 years of age.
He refused to talk at the hospital.
Physicians say he has a chance to
Co. Sells Stock for
Price of $1 73,000
Grand Island, Neb., Oct. 28.
(Special.) Senator - Thomas , Brad--street
sold to the Blaine Horse and.
Mule company. H The stock of the'
Bradstreet-Clemens company; own
ers of the large horse barns of this
city, of which stock he" was the sole
owner. The price was $173,000. The
Blaine Horse and Mule company is
composed of W. I. Blaine, W. W.
Mimberley andvJohn Bachman. It
has been in business here four years.
Thomas Bradstreet began business
16 yean ago in a small ring of the
former West Grand Island live stock
Dodge County Bureau Has
Annual Officers' Election
Fremont, Neb., Oct. 28. (Spe
cial.) The Dodge county farm bu
reau at the annual meeting here
voted unanimously to continue the
bureau as a permanent organiza
tion. A petition for expenses was
signed by 350 farmers. The follow
ing officers were elected: Presi
dent, Frank E. Liston, Hooper; vice
president, William Havekost, Hoop
er; secretary-treasurer, Warren
Mulliken, Nickerson. L. C. Christie,
county agent, gave a detailed report
of the activities of the bureau.
York Defeats Proposal
to Buy Water Company
York, Neb., Oct. 28. (Special
Telegram.) A proposition submit
ted to the people of York to vote
$150,000 to buy the York Water
company plant and improve it was
defeated by a vote of 897 to 396.
Eight-Pound Sweet Potato.
Fremont, Neb., Oct. 28. (Spe
cial.) A sweet potato weighing
eight pounds, the largest ever grown
in this part of the state, was har
vested by Patton & Brandon on
their farm south of Fremont
"TTTTOCALIONS of me-
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price, larger ones of va-
ried design to suit every
taste, tne superb Art
Styles you will find
them all in our offices.
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We Are the Sole Agents
Nebraska Need Not
Fear Reds, Says Omaban
After Tour of State
Nathan Bernstein, general agent
for the National Life Insurance
company, has returned- from a
speaking tour of 12 Nebraska towns
in behalf of the Roosevelt Me
morial association. He spoke on
Americanism in general and of
Roosevelt as an ideal type of Amer
ican citizen, in particular.;
"I want to say, and I say it with
out reservations, that I do not be
lieve Nebraska offers a fertile soil
for the exploitation of bolshevist
propaganda, said Mr. Bernstein.
"If Nebraska may be accepted as
a fair criterion, I do not believe
that this country is in any danger
of. the so-called Reds. The mention
of Americanism where I 'spoke
never failed to awaken a hearty re
sponse. The average Nebraska cit
izen today represents the highest
type of American citizenship. I
found that Americanism is being
impressed upon the minds of the
youth in the schools of this state."
The Bee want ads for results.
ASKS THAT ALL
ARMY TRUCKS BE
Reavis Makes Demand of
War Department Evans
Clashes With Taylor
- By E. C. SNYDER,
Washington Correspondent of The Bee.
Washington, Oct. 28. (Special
Telegram.) Congressman Reavis, in
presenting a resolution in the house
asking that the requisition of ma
tor vehicles for the Department of
Agrculture be recognized in full in
order that the highway departments
of several states may have the use
of the same in road construction in
whole or in part by federal aid, said
that' the resolution had been unani
mously recommenced by the full
special committee on war expendi
tures. "We are asking that the requisi
tion of motor vehicles for the Agri
cultural department be recognized
in full," said Mr. Reavis, "for the
reason that some 6,000 cars have
been turned over in 10 months to
the department and have been ap
portioned among the states and the
apportionment to some states is al
most complete.. Some states have
about the full quota, while others
have almost none, and the result is
a discrimination between the respec
tive states. .'
"In regard to future surplus, the
army has now segregated motor ve
hicles sufficient for an army of 550,
000. If the army reorganizaton bill
provides for an army of less num
ber there will be a large additional
"When the matter is brought be
fore the house, which I. hope will
be this week, the conditions regard
ing these surplus army motors will
be fully revealed. Since last No
vember a larger surplus could have
been declared or many more mo
tors could have been turned over to
the Department of Agriculture, but
practically nothing has been done,
and the War department has per
mitted thousands of cars to stand in
the open during the whole time."
During the discussion of the min
eral leasing bill today, Congressman
Evans showed an aptitude for debate
that agreeably surprised the house
in favoring a proviso to the measure
which had for its object the sating
of waste and the proper conserva
tion of human life, both as to sex
and age with reference to their em
ployment in mining operations.
Taylor, of Colorado, in opposition
to clothing the secretary of the in
terior with authority to make regu
lations for the government of the
public domain, suggested that it was
the .most absurd tyannical assump
tion ever presented on the floor of
the house and volunteered the in
formation that the leases concerning
the development of mines and the
working of women and children
where women vote were a whole lot
better than in the state of Nebraska.
Evans Is Roused.
Judge Evans, with his Scotch
fighting blood thoroughly aroused,
proceeded to demonish Mr. Taylor's
argument, protesting that the gentle
man from Colorado was camouflag
ing the situation, when he assisted
in preparing the provision himself
assuring the continuance of an 8
hour day and keeping women and
children out of the mines, and then
in the same measure do away with
the provision. He said that what
he wanted in the legislation was au
thorization to the secretary of the
interior to put into the lease pro
visions which make the safety of the
people paramount not that the state
shall not make the laws still strong
er but that it shall not make them
Goodyear Company Blameless
for Big Dirigible's Crash
Chicago, Oct. 28. The Goodyear
Tire and Rubber company of Akron,
O., owner of the dirigible nalloon
which crashed in flames through the
roof of a bank building July 21,
causing death to 13 persons, was
exonerated from all blame by a
jury of technical experts and a cor
oner's jury which investigated the
disaster. The jury recommended
that flying over cities be prohibited.
The jury was unable to determine
the exact cause of the accident be
cause of the conflicting testimony
and the lack of material evidence,
owing to the suddenness of the dis
aster and the complete destruction
of the dirigible. The action of the
Goodyear company in adjusting
civil liability was commended.
And Some Labor Meit
Hagerstown, Md., Oct. 28. Ac
tivities of political agitators and
labor leaders of the "unscrupulous'
sort were denounced as a menace to
the political and economic security
of the nation by speakers at the
opening session here of the thirty
ninth annual meeting of the Farm
ers' National congress.
The need of an effective assertion
of "100 per cent" Americanism by
the farmers of the country in com
bating the attempts of radical ele
ments to undermine the political in
stitutions of the country was im
pressed upon the more than 1,500
farmer delegates, representing all.
sections of the country, who at
tended the opening session of the
Responding to the sentiment of its
speakers, the congress, by unani
mous resolution, pledged its "stead
fast" support to the government in
the strict enforcement of law and
order in combating "certain radical
elements that would vitiate the fun
damental principles of our govern
ment and tear down its institutions."
. .Kpmpson" 3elden'&Oompany
The character of this store is
reflected in its appointments
An atmosphere, indicative of quality,
is quickly perceptible to all who enter
these doors. It bespeaks confidence
and deservedly so for in all of
the thirty-three years of its establish'
ment in Omaha this confidence Has
been warranted. . v
. . , ' i
Double silk and suede lined
silk gloves. Come in black,
white, brown and gray," and are
priced $1.75, $2 and $2.25 a
Fabric gloves, Simplex quality,
in brown and tan, are 75c, $1 :
and $1.25 a pair.
Duplex qualityj- in gray; sand
and mastic.' Are $2, and a very
smart strap wrist glove in this
fabric is $2.25 a pair.
Palm Olive Soap is priced
for Wednesday, Sct cake.
Jardin de Rose face powder,
special Wednesday, 39c
Long sleeved sacques to keep
you snug and warm on the
Coldest days. Either white or
black, In all sizes, "
A heavy quality of Japanese
silk, full fashioned, made with
a silk lisle flare to pand double
lisle soles. One of the best
wearing silk hose to be had, in
black only, for
$2.69 a pair
A Sale oj Ojample
House Dresses and Aprons
At Manufacturers' Prices
Every garment is of the popular "True Worth"
make. Just one or two of each style is to be
had, anct every one at a
Very Low Price .
Percale and gingham porch dresses, bungalow
aprons, coverall aprons, kitchen dresses, and
' . ; . house dress aprons are in the assortment.
Wednesday In the Basement.
for Fall and Winter
The newer patterns in black suede, dark brown, field mouse
and black kid. for dress wear, have the long, slender vamps
and full Louts heels, so grace'
fully attractive. Priced from
$13 to $18
Walking hoots in black iJ,
dark brown kid and taupe, with
military heels, are priced from
$11 to $16
i a pair
Wednesday a Day of Splendid Opportunities
From some of America's finest
shops, conceived by designers of
recognized ability, are specially
priced for Wednesday. Values to
The season's approved fabrics and
silhouettes are represented in an ex
ceptional collection. .
All Sizes A Charge for Alterations
Specials in :
Scarfs For $1.
Lace trimmed and embroid
ered linen scarfs, $2 values,
priced Wednesday, $1 each.
For 50c Each.
Plain linen huck hemstitched
guest towels, 15x24 inch, reg
ularly 75c, Wednesday only
By the Bolt. i
Sea Island nainsook, a regular
65c "quality, a 10-yard bolt
Wednesday only for $5.
Wool filled plaids in pretty
combinations of reds and
blues, browns and greens,
and the like. A wide selec
$1.19 a yard.
Drew Goods Section.
$6.50 a pair
An extra heavy part wool
blanket, in gray, with attrac
tive striped borders. Size
60x76 inch. A splendid value
at Tuesday's: price, $6.50.
Suits for $2.50
Fine ribbed suits in a va
riety of necklines and
styles. All sizes, $2.50 a
A good quality of ging
ham in stripes, fingers
atod plain shades. A
splendid value for
98c and $1.69
In the Basement.
. . THE . .
Both light and dark Geor
gettes, about 25 blouses, in
value up to $7.50, are In
cluded. Georgette Blouses ' ,
White Georgettes, lace
trimmed and embroidered
blouses, originally $10.50, are
priced for Wednesday, $8.95, 1
About 25 in all.
Finer blouses, trimmed with
real lace and hand embroid
ered, and a few French hand
made blouses, values to $39.50,
are offered Tuesday for
$16.95. About 30 blouses are
in this group.
All Sales Final.
A wide sheer net with a
heavy tracery of flowers
and vines that is wonder
fully effective as a collar
over darker materials. A
fine Irish lace, priced $12
And a Princess lace with
an intricate design of
sheer organdy appliqued
on net; for the trousseau
fineries of all sorts this
is especially alluring it
comes in both bandings
Trimming Dept. Main
Go at Unusual
This sale includes all pat
tern hats in a wide variety
of materials and trim
mings duvetyns, silk vel
vets, feathers, beaver com
binations, embroidered ef
fects, wings and monkey
fur are utilized most ef
fectively in models ex
pressing each new idea of
Six Groups Every One Interesting.
$25, $18.50, $13.50,
$10, $7.50, $4.50
piillinery Section Fourth Floor.
Made From the Best Materials
In taffeta, all jersey tops, with messaline and
taffeta flounces and a wide variety of cotton
materials. In whatever material you select, you
will find the same uniformly high grade of
workmanship and finish.
We urge you to examine the Eppo before mak
; ing your selection compare it with others.
We're willing to abide by your judgment.
Cottons $2 to $3.50
Silks $5 to $15
. ' Third Floor.
For 50c a Pair
The following values are
to be had at this price:
J' A heavy black cotton, full
ashione4 base Wayne Knit.
H A black with half white
U A balbriggan base, undyed
and very serviceable.
Lisle hose In black, navy,
gray and white.
U Fiber hose, medium weight,
in seven colors. Eiffel make.
U Interwoven cotton hose, in
medium, extra thin or heavy
weights. All colors.
If 'A heavy part wool hose In
oxford, black and natural that
is an especial bargain at this
To the Left as You Enter.
New Silken v
Large tapestry, satin,
taffeta and embroid
ered pillows in effec
tive shades and
shapes are to be seen
in the Art Depart
ment. Second Floor.
A Velvet Bag
Is essential to the success of
your Winter suit and these
Hewer shapes of soft velvet,
silk lined, and fitted with coin .
purses and mirrors, are partic
ularly fine. Navy blue, brown,
taupe and black bags are to be
had, priced from $4 -to $20
each. . -
Or a Leather Purse
Back strap purses of crepe
seal, fitted with a coin purse
and attractively lined, are
priced from $2 to $25 each.
Children's pin on side support
ers. Kerrin'i Daisy and 77 shoul
Elastic, best quality of lisle
and silk to 1M inches
Darning silk and cotton, in
black and colors.
Children's barrettes, in shell
and amber color.
Hair pins in shell and amber
Hair nets, either fringe or cap
Warren's feather bone belting
in black and white, from 2 to 4
' Main Floor.
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