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THE BEE: OMAHA.' FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25. 1921.
Has 'Collar Mark'
JJaifcy Testifies in Hearing
That Electric Light Firm
Has Maintained 100
Per Cent Efficiency.
The city council learned something
yesterday afternoon about "putting
the collar mark on the mule." This
was in connection with the hearing
of the Nebraska Power company's
application for higher-rates.
The symbolism used referred to
titilily plants in general and the local
electric light and power plant in par
ticular. When such a plant is in
good operating condition and is
maintained in a normal standard of
(Hiciency. then it may be said to be
in a ready-to-serve condition, like the
mule that bears a collar mark as
evidence of work. N
This was one of the flashes of
humor which relieved the serious
cross-examination of C. V.. Bailey,
expert for the company, by W. C.
Lambert, corporation counsel.
100 Per Cent Efficiency.
Mr. Bailey told the council that the
Nebraska Power company's plant
has been maintained at 100 per cent
operating efficiency and that its aver
age physical Condition would be
about 90 per cent of new. He in
sisted that the company should be
allowed funds to maintain the plant
t this theoretical condition of 90
Mayor Smith questioned the ex
pert closely on the matter of depre
ciation allowance, inquiring whether
the experience of the last 15 years.
''. as enjoyed by the company, would
be a fair basis for determining the
depreciation per cent for the next
10 or IS years. Mr. Bailey said it
would not necessarily follow.
Yesterday afternoon's session
started off with an inquiry by the
corporation counsel as to the fair
ness of accepting the Bailey method
ot determining the "reproduction
cost new" of the plant on the basis
1 of prices current during June,; 1920.
Mr. Lambert's point -w that a rate
base determined accord ng to prices
In 1914 would have yielded less than
the 1920 determination, to which Mr.
Bailey agreed, and he also iusisted
that in his opinion prices of materials
and labor will not return to the 1914
Claims Fair Valuation.
"I have endeavored to place a fair
valuation on the property," said Mr.
"You have not given us an esti
mate of the reproduction of this
property in condition it is now.
with allowances for age ami wear,"
said the corporation counsel.
"I have made an estimate of what
it would cost to reproduce the Ne
braska Power company's property,
new," was the reply.
"It is all speculation. The plant
which you have reproduced on paper
is not the plant of this company a
it is today," Mr. Lambert continued.
"It is an estimate, assuming that
the plant is new," replied the ex
pert. Then followed an interesting dis
cussion on the subject of deprecia
tion and renewals. Mr. Lambert
asked Mr. Bailey why no allowance
was made for depreciation in de
termining the total of. the "repro
duction cost new," adding that the
supreme court of the United States
has held that such allowances should
be made in arriving at a rate base.
Upholds Method of Estimate.
"It would not be. sound norVould
it he logical," was Mr. Bailey's re
sponse. "Then you would reverse the su
preme court of the United States,
would you?" the mayor inquired.
Mr. Bailey said he would take
exceptions to the findings of the
supreme court of the United States
in this matter and explained his
premise by stating that the cost of
renewals should be met as they
occur in a plaut and that such items
of expense should be treated as
operating expenses just as much as
coal. He further explained that de
preciation should have nothing to
do with capital account although he
admitted that some lawyers and en
gineers held a different view.
"It amounts to confiscation to de
duct depreciations when arriving at
a valuation for a rate base," said
Mayor Questions Bailey.
"Then, if there is a machine which
may be 12 years old and still in
operation, it should be considered
at 100 per cent valuation in the
rate base, according to your method.
Is that your position?" the mayor
asked Mr. Bailey, who replied af
firmatively. "You make your position clear."
replied the mayor.
''Why did you refer to confisca
tion?" asked Mr. Lambert.
"Because," exlamcd the expert,
"the public should provide for re
newals when thty mature and should
maintain the plant to approximately
100 per cent condition."
"Suppose," continued the. mayor,
"there was a plant built in 1906 in
a town known as A and another
plant identically the same., built in
1920 in a town known as B, would
you place the same valuation on
both, notwithstanding that one had
been 'in operation for 15 years and
the other, perhaps, for a few weeks?"
"J would for . rate-making pur
poses," Mr. Bailey replied. .
The hearing will be resumed today.
Named Head of
Brief City News
Elgin "Watch Company Repre
sentative Describes Mechan
ism of Timepiece; Meeting
Closes With Banquet.
Fenton Fleming of Lincoln was
elected president of the Nebraska Re
tail Jewelers' association at the close
of the annual convention at the Ho
tel Fontenellc yesterday aiternoon..
K. A. Goodall of Ogallala was elect
ed vice president and Ed K. Fanskc
of Pierce, secretary-treasurer.
The following were appointed on
the executive-committee for the fol
lowing year: Frank A. Iannis, York;
Grovcr Spangler, Fremont, and L
O. Furen, Omaha.
Gustav F.. Lundgrcn of the" Elgin
National Watch company, Chicago,
gave a detailed description of the
mechanism of the Elgin watch. He
emphasized the importance for the
retailer to explain to the purchaser
the mechanism of a watch in order
to make a sale.
"You don't find a mechanism in
the world that can be compared to
that of a watch, if properly taken
care of," declared Lundgren.
A moving picture trip through
the plant of the Westclox company,
the home of "Big Ben," was pre
sented. Tinley Combs of Omaha spoke
of the work of the National Pub
licity association and encouraged
every one to become a member.
The next annual convention will
be held in Lincoln.
The convention closed with a ban
quet and dance at the Hotel Fontenellc.
Man Found Dying in Street
Believed Alcoholic Victim
Believed to be suffering the effects
of poison whisky, an unidentified
man was found in a drunken stupor
at Twelfth and Douglas streets at
2i30 p. m. yesterday, and after 30
minutes of futile efforts to revive him
made by police surgeons was re
moved to the county hospital in a
He muttered something about just
coming 1,0 Omaha from Chicago, but
could answer no questions logically.
The man appeared to be about 38
years old and was poorly clad.
All the fingers on his right hand
had been amputated at one of the
Police surgeons say he cannot re
cover from the effects of the alco
holic poisoning and will die.
Rabbi to Speak Itahhl Cohn will
speak on (he sul'lect, "Trip KInger
of ciod,' 'at Temple Israel tonight
Itobbiug Itubic A burglar who
broke into the home of 6. K. Wll-
! sun. 1518 North KiKhteenth street,
Wednesday night, stole a baby's bank
containing M In pennies.
Willi the Midnight Crew Alva
j Qirinlun oays in a petition for
ilnori'P filed yesterday that her hus
band, I'laniel. gambles and stays out
nights and has deserted her.
faithful l'bx-klnir in So great is
tho demand for 1 ! C 1 Ak-Sar-Hen
memhettdiips that Secretary Charlie.
Wardnor says he must find an adding
machine to keep count of 'em.
Says Husband Is UrutiU Welt mi
Wendt. took his wife's money,
choked and beat her, tho wife,
(lusslo Wcndt. alleges In an answer
filed yesterday to his petition for
Stage Marriage Uev. Charles W.
SavMg will officiate tomorrow tiifrht
at i in the Mnon theater at the
wedding of Frederick (ialloway, 21,
San J'raneiseo, and Dorothy King,
20, New York.
New Organization Leon. Slate.
Wolf & Co., is the name oC a new
firm which has succeeded T.eon
Bros, company on an enlarged
scale in the wholesale haberdashery
business at 1005 Karnam street.
Hoes to Washington p. P. Hogan.
president of the Omaha Federal
Land bank, left for Washington last
night for a conference with presi
dents of 12 federal land banks in the
country' at the request of the federal
farm loan board.
Denth of Pioneer Mrs. Martha
Anne llisdon. 8. a resident of
Omaha for AO years, died Wednes
day night of a. stroke, of apoplexy
at the homo of Robert DrWsedow,
1141 fleorgla . avenue. Burial will
be in Nebraska City.
Too Young Annulment of the
marriage of Vennetta Taylor, 16.
and Floyd H. Taylor, 1!). was asked
in a suit filed in district court yes
terday by the girl's father, William
.1. Houts. The wedding took place
in Papilllon, December 4, 1920.
Hearing for Hurt United States
Commissioner JBoehler will give a
preliminary hearing to "Bart Wil
liams," alias "Red th. Rough," prior
to Bart's extradition to Canada,
where he is wanted for alleged steal
ing of liquor and passing of worth
Pastor Peelurcs Himself Rev.
Frank O. Smith, pastor of First
Central Congregational church, de
clared yesterday he will "think for
himself" In the coming campaign
and exert both his citizenship and
his influence according to his own
conception iof the problems.
Disrosurrls Rule One "ritchel"
and one "plum" are listed among
property of Golden Rulo lodge. No.
1S, F, & A. A- T. & A. A. V. Masons
(colored.) rcpievlned yesterday by
order of municipal court at the in
stance of Worshipful Master Edward
Henry against Charles II. Bradford.
I.undeen Fined Found guilty of
having, "hard" Honor In his soft
Instead of shutting our gates against all aliens for a year, as the House proposed, the Senate Com
mittee on Immigration would accelerate the influx from Northwestern Europe while diminishing the
flood of other Europeans. This principle of selective immigration is embodied in the Dillingham Bill, a
so-called emergency measure which would temporarily limit the admission of aliens of any nationality to
five per cent of the number of foreign-born persons of that nationality resident in the United States in
1910. The Danish DANSKE PIONEER, of Omaha, says: "From a national economical standpoint Dil
lingham argues his bill soundly and correctly, maintaining, based on statistics, that the restrictions will
allow larger immigration than before from Northwestern Europe .... We can see no objection to
its becoming law." The Czecho-Slovak DENNI HLASATEL does not believe in restrictive legislation oil
immigration, as "conditions are going to take care of themselves." The JEWISH DAILY FORWARD, of
Chicago, says that "the Senate bill will hit Jewish immigration no less than would the Johnson bill, had
the bill become a law. . The real meaning of this bill, then, is that from all these countries (the New Rus
sia) only 86,000 Jews and Gentiles will be allowed to land in the United States during the next year. Jew
ish immigration will, therefore, be restricted to almost nothing."
The leading article in THE LITERARY DIGEST this week, February 26th. comprises a, sweeping sur
vey of the immigration subject in the United States, presenting the views of leading English and foreign
language papers on the measures now under consideration. The article is accompanied by a chart show
ing the. rise and fall of immigration and the numbers of the principal racial groups now in the United
Other enlightening news-features in this number of THE DIGEST are:
The Railroad Pay Problem
What the Railroads Ask For and Why Their Requests Are Opposed
By Organized Labor
The Coming Tariff Battle
The Typhus Pestilence at Our Gate !
Women as Bosses
The Great Earthquake in China
Epidemics of Hiccups
Sawdust as a Cattle food
Science in Russia Today
A Stone-Age Headache Cure
Exchanging Educational Facilities
The Schools We Ought to Have
A Russian Author Attacks H. G. Wells
Topics of the Day
A Courageous Swiss Poet Rewarded
"Poisoning" the Chinese
The Y. W. C. A. in Japan
City Control of Dance Halls
The Reorganization of Congress
Henry Ford Wants Cowless Milk
and Crowdless Cities '
'Mr. Gloom" Dead and Buried
A Movie of the Movie Fan at the Movies
The Only Three Buck Privates on
a Governor's Staff
Best of the Current Poetry
Mann instructive and Entertaining Illustrations Including Humorous Cartoons
February 26th Number on Sale To-day News-dealers 10 Cents $4.00 a Year
FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY (Publishers of the Famous NEW Standard Dictionary), NEW YORK
drink parlor. IOI I'umine street.
Victor I.mulfH'ii. city drtei-tive, was
lined IKHi in Centra! polico ronrt
yesterday by Judge Foster. I'etor
1 Uignnian, hIso a former detective,
is a partner of I.undoon in th drink
ItHligcrs of C'niHTl" A inas nieet
itiff to educate llo people regardlnr
the danger ot cancer will be held
in the Auditorium the evening ot
March 3. The committee in charge
ot the meeting is headed ly Drs. .1.
V. Lord. J. M. Hanlster and .1. K
Summers. Noted speakers of na
tional fame will be ot the program.
To 1'resont t'ltnrgc- I'oiiJe 'oiu
mifsioner Klnger probably will pro
sent to the city council today formal
charges against City lietectivea
Oliver Farmnd and tiuy Knudtson,
alleging that they accepted money
from Michael Harnu 2."i0'.t Adaniy
etreet. to protect him from arrest for
illegal manufacture of Intoxicants.
,ln-k Wants His Ship .lack
C n Urht . hero of the first omaha
Chicago night mail flight, will fly his
"ship," No. 1SS. hack to Omaha, to
day. Pilot 1. t Smith brought the
regular mail from Chicago in No.
1SS Wednesday and it was piloted
back to Chicago yesterday to be
ready for Knight's westward flight
On Trail of Millions John. O.
Veiser, attorney for Louise Osborne
V'erson and Grace Osborne in district
Court here yesterday filed the fourth
amended petition in the suit of the
two women against Armour fc Co.
and 50 other great corporations and
millionaires for alleged theft of o
pork-and-bean-biscuit patent from
Trade Tour Completed A trade
tour extending as far as Portland
Spokane ind Seattle aa completed
yesterday by 10 M. K. Smith .M- Co.
salesmen. The tour took six weeks
and the salesmen carried "ti trunks
of samples from which they dis
played goods to a multitude of mer
chants who cania into the various
cities where stops were made.
Community Program Commun
ity center programs will be given
tonight at Lincoln, Central l'ark
and Monmouth l'ark schools. At
Lincoln school there will be fancy
t.ineiokT in noloirs nod a sketch.
1 "Klaus of All Nations'' by pupil.1 of
Monmouth liirK school fancy
dancing, singing, nionologs and
magic will feature the program at
Central l'ark school. At Monmouth
l'ark school there will be community
slngmg, recitations and fancy danc
ing. Katleman and Neal
To Be Denied Pardons
By New State Board
Morris Katleman and "Kcd'' Neal,
convicted and sentenced in district
niurt here nearly a year ago for aid
ing and aliening automobile thefts,
will be denied a pardon by the new
state board of pardons and paroles,
it was learned yesterday.
niatikct protests front Omaha dis
trict judges and from the Omaha
Automobile club against pardon of
any persons serving; .sentences for
automobile stealing crimes had much
to do with the denial of these par
dons. Governor McKelvie did not
heed appeals by a number of Oma
liu. business men, asking him to use
bis influence with the pardon board
on behalf of Xeal and Katleman.
l'.fforts for their paroles are to
be renewed by their friends. They
are under sentence of one to seven
Mi-Cook Man Killed During;
Wolf Hunt at Stockvillc
Mel ook, Xcb., Feb. 24. (Special
Telegram.) Hen R. Mann was shot
and killed by John I.. Fox at noon
today while both were at a wolt
hunt near Stockvillc. Fox was ar
rested immediately and sent to iail
at McCook till the hearing next
week. Ben 1. Mann was born and
raised near' Kearney. His father now
lives in Denver,
When it comes to Cereal Rods,
This Tcady to-eat cereal gives
you. the concentrated strength
of wheat and malted barley a
blend which provides unusual
Aavor with staunch nourishment
Grape -Nuts is especially
good for children because it
contains the valuable mineral
6alts of the grains so essential
to growth and development
"There's a Reason
All grocers sell GrapeNuts
Made hy Postum Cereal Company In&
Battle Creek, .Michigan.
' RVERYBODY& STORE
in our Downstairs Store
are unusually becoming
Most likely the first thing: which attracts
your attention, in the new spring millinery is
the wonderful color tones used this season.
The shapes are so varied and the trimmings
of flowers, fruit, foliage and berrios, shown
in delightful color combinations, make the
hats so attractive that one can't help finding
them very becoming and easy to wear.
Sale of Women and Misses'
In the Downstairs Store
Just at the beginning of . the season, when a
saving means so much, wc offer you, choice of our
entire stock of women's Louis heel oxfords in pat
ent and kid leathers, in mostly all sizes and widths,
at $3.95 pair. On saje Friday.
Special Sale of
Voile Dress Patterns
On Bargain Square M ain Floor
Every piece of thia material has been carefully selected so as to get
only the best designs nd colors, and they come in 6 yard cuts, so one may
make them up in the Bouffant styles so popular this sereon.
6 yards of pretty figured voile, all on dark grounds, and thin season
At $4.09 At $5.89
A dress pattern of pretty fig
ured voile, in a large assortment
of style and colorings, 6 yards in
a pattern, $4.69.
Normandy voile dress pattern,
in light and dark color, in smart
figures, also polka dots. 6 yartta
in a pattern, $5.89
cumin scrim Linens 'and Domestics
For Quality and Ser
vice in Cooking
When the housewife
of today invests in
kitchen furnishings and
t cooking utensils, she
naturally wants the kind
and quality which will
give the most lasting
service, also look the
' best while in use. There
is nothing which quite
comes up to the firnt
quality pure aluminum.
Our assortment is very
complete and the fn-ices
19c a Yard
Curtain scrim, 36 inches
wide, a fine quality with hand
some colored borders and neat
colored figures in center. Very
special at 19c yard.
at 39c yard
One large lot of tussah sity;
in light colors, stripes and
plain. Special for Friday at
Downstairs Store ',
75c a pair
Horsebide gloves and mit
tens, limited quantities at 75c
Pretty fluted pattern glass
ware wjth combination floral
and leaf cutting. Included are:
Sugar and creamer sets
Footed jelly dishes
High-footed bon bons
Footed flower holders
Table Cloths, $3.95 Each
Hemstitched damask table cloths; a heavyweight quality that
will give good service, in size 70x70 inches, $3.95 each.
Bed Spreads, $4.95 Each
Bed Spreads for full size beds; these come in colors of
rose and lavender and are unusual value for $4.95 each.
Underwear Batiste, 29c Yard
Underwear batiste, a fine quality in white with blue figurs
or blue with blue figure, much underpriced at 29c yard.
Crash Toweling, 22c Yard ;
Linen weft crash toweling; a very absorbing quality that
will give good service 22c yard.
Bleached Muslin, 19c Yard
Bleached muslin, a fine round thread quality in the 36-inch
width, no dressing or filling 19c yard.
Damask Napkins, 39c Each
Hemstitched damask napkins, size 18x18 inches, very fine
quality in neat designs 39c each.
That Wear Well at $1.49
Ideal overalls, heavy weight indigo blue denim, made
with high back or. detachable suspenders, double stitched,
combination watch pocket, sizes 31 to 48.
Koveralls for Boys and Girls
y Levi Strauss koveralls. ages 1 o 7, bluo denim, red
trimming, high neck and long sleeves.
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