Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 05, 1921, Page 3, Image 3
II THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, AUGUST ivai. ft i Governor Makes Reply to Critics At Labor Meeting McKelvie Says Straight Salary Paid Capitol Architect Will , Cost Only Half of Six Per Cent Plan. Lincoln. Aug. '4. Governor Sam uel K. McKelvie this morning stated, in response to a criticism by the State Federation of Labor of his em ploying a New York architect at $25,000 a year to build the new cap itol building, "that it would appear some one in the State Federation of Labor sensed an opportunity to play politics, which undoubtedly was the influence that stimulated the action." The governor further pointed out in his statement that the usual fee for an architect's services cn such a building is 6 per cent, whereas the New York firm agreed to do the work for $25,000 a year. Allowing six years as the maximum time nec essary to complete the building, the governor said that the architect's services would be $150,000, instead of $300,000 under the 6 per cent plan. "The reference the state federation makes to the salary that is to be paid to the architect is not in point, for that is the salary that would have been paid any architect who might have been chosen, the governor ' said. "The standard fee for such service is 6 per cent, and this rate of pay is recognized throughout the ; entire country. No architect worthy ; of so large an undertaking would I have entered the competition on any , other basis except that an alternate : proposal was made that the commis- j sion might depart from the standard percentage and pay an annual sal ary of $25,000 a year. "As for the letting of the contract for the revision of the statutes. That is a thing with which 1 had nothing ; whatever to do. This fact, too, I j think, must have been known to i thosa who engineered the criticism ' in question." n Rival Bootleggers in Kentucky Stage Fight Newport, Ky. Aug. 4. Clifton, a suburb of this city, was kept in a state of terror all last night by three separate fusillades of pistol shots, the heaviest of which happened just be fore daybreak. 'Residents near the scene of all the shooting looked from heir w.ndows and saw two gangs of men firing at each other. More than 100 shots were exchanged, but it is not believed that anyone was injured. The shootings happened after the mysterious appearance of motor trucks, the loads of which were trans ferred to 'ouring cars. It Is believed thi shootings resulted from a quarrel among bootleggers. Hotel Clerk Is Held Up By Youthful Bandit Pair Two youthful bandits held up W. P. Speed, night clerk at the Flatiron hotel, about 2 a. m. yesterday and after conducting him to the second floor, took him into a bath room and tied his hands with a small rope tliey brought with them. While the younger of the thugs was tying Speed, he lauched and talked as :hough he thought the proceeding a lark, Speed told the police. , The bandits relieved Speed of his watch and chain and told him they were going down to blow the safe. Going down to the office, they obtained about $3 from the cash box and fled. They were seen to take a northbound car at Farnam and Twenty-fourth streets. Harding Orders Prohe of U. S. Court at Shanghai Washington, Aug. 4. Upon , rep resentations made by W, F. Fleming, an American attorney of Shanghai, President Harding, it was learned to dav, has ordered inyestigation of the United States court there. The crit irwms were nlaced before the State department some time ago, during a visit of Mr. Fleming here. Subsequently C. H. Holcomb. the district attorney of the court, was received at the State department. Upon his return to Shanghai, Mr. Fleming was arrested on a charge of libel upon complaint, it is understood, of Sterling Feffendcn, a former part ner of the district attorney. Planets Are Not to Blame For Heat, Scientists Say Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 4. The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn is not to blame for the excessive heat this summer, according to Prof. Ralph Curtiss of the University of Michigan. The heat thrown off by other planets is so small as to be almost negligible, the professor de clares. The two planets are several million miles distant and that they only seem to be approaching closer because they are in a line with the earth. Nor are comets to blame, the Michigan scientist declares, for the torrid waves. Police Chief Is Suspected Of Aiding Runners of Rum Webster. Mass., Aug. 4. Police Chief Patrick F. Canty of this town was suspended by the board of se lectmen pending further investiga tion cn a charge that he had re ceived money from rum runners. Canty has' been chief of police for two years and hashad an excellent record. Sheriff Richardson of Worcester, Deputy Sheriffs Osborne and Dole, and State Officers McCarthy and Molt were the witnesses against Canty. Five-Foot Rattler Is an Unwelcome Tenant of Hudson Terminal New York, Aug. 4. Somewhere in the lahyiinthian passags of the Hudson terminal building today, there roamed a five foot rattlesnake -an unwelcome tenant of the big skyscraper since last Tuesday. A porter who first saw the snake crawling over a telephone booth and sounded the alarm, drew down on himself a variety of sarcastic re marks until his tale was verified by a circus man, who found that one of three snakes he had checked at a parcel counter, had escaped. Curtis Fights For More Grain Cars in State Railway Commission Secretary Charges Missouri Pacifie Favors Missouri and Kan sas in ar Distribution. Lincoln, Aug. 4. (Special.) Discrimination in favor of Missouri shipping points in distribution of freight cars against Nebraska points is charged today by John E. Curtis, secretary of the state railway com mission, in a letter written to J. F. Murphy, general manager of the Missouri Pacific railroad with head quarters at St, Louis. Curtis said: "From information which the com mission has at hand, it seems that Kansas and Missouri stations on your system, particularly Missouri points, are faring very much better than is Nebraska. As I stated in my previous letter, it is, of course, quite apparent that the supply of grain cars in Nebraska on the Mis souri Pacific will be very negligible unless officials of the road see fit to force empties into this territory." Curtis recently received a letter from Murphy stating that his road "had been able to take care of the loading with very little delay." Curtis in his reply today says he believes that Murphy has been ill advised and quotes the following ex cerpt from a letter received from the Pauline, (Neb.) Grain and Supply company, to support his contention: "We have been having difficulty during the last two weeks to get cars on the Missouri Pacific for ship ment of grain. At the present time our elevator is filled with, wheat, and as our competitor on the Bur lington has had all the cars he needed, we have lost nearly 10,000 bushels of wheat which we could have purchased if only we could get cars. We have only had two cars during the last two weeks, while our competitor has shipped nine cars djiring that time." Earnings of Mercantile Marine Shows Decrease New York, Aug. 4. The Interna tional Mercantile Marine company and its subsidiaries earned $12,782, 178 in 1920 a decrease of $4,962,753 as compared with figures for 1919 said the annual report made public today. The company's total surplus was given as $30,556,973. Counly Assessor Hangs Self After Trying Gun First Body of Tecumseh Man Found Dangling From Bed in Home By Small Rope. Tecumseh, Neb., Aug. 4. (Spe cial.) The body of Horatio G. Pope, assessor of Johnson county, was found hanging by a small rope to the bed in his room today. A revolver o a nearby table had been snapped, but failed to explode. The man had been dead about 48 hours, according to surgeons who examined him. No cause for his suicide is known. His health was good and he was not known to be despondent or have any troubles. His body was hanging from tne bed in such a position that he ciuld have taken his weight off his neck by the use of his hands at any time. Pope was 65 years old and a bach elor. His only relative here is a half-brother. B. F. Pope. He had lived in Johnson county for 50 years and was elected county assessor by the republicans at the last election. Brief funeral services ''were held at the grave in the Tecumseh ceme tery at 4 this afternoon. Former Resident of Talmage Found Dead In Basement of Home Fulton, Mo., Aug. 4. (Special.) John Frederick Ritter. 62, until re cently a resident of Talmage, Neb., but who had gone to Columbia, Mo., where his children were being edu cated in the University of Missouri, was found dead in the basement of his home. His wife and daughter heard a peculiar noise in the base ment and when they went to investi gate they found Ritter face down ward on the concrete floor with a gash on the cheek and a wound on his head. A physician was of opinion that the man had suffered a stroke of apoplexy and that death was instan taneous. Ritter, who was the owner of a bowling alley, had gone to the basement to clean some fish. The body was sent to Talmage, Neb., for burial. Ritter is survived by the widow and a son and a daugh ter. i Omaha Man Qualifies as Second Lieutenant in Army Washington, August 4. (Special Telegram.) The War department announced today that in the examina tion held April 25 for appointment as second lieutenant to the regular army the following candidates were found qualified: David A. Morse. Ames, la.; Charles E. McKelvie, Ames, la.; John T. Lonsdale, Iowa City, la.; Harold (5. Laube, Ames, la.; W. U. Gallagher, Iowa City, la.; Edward A. Tanning, Charles City! Ia., and S. Harold A. Doherty, Omaha. We Now Have on Sale ,000 Columbia Records 10-Inch Double Face Mowen's, Select Your Refrigerator Now at BOWEN'S From 20 to 40 Discount on- Entire Line For Friday Only Regular $1.00 Records Mr. Record Enthusiast Stock Up Now. These are all Stand ard Numbers, that are listed to sell at $1.00. Here Are a Few of the Numbers Dance Records As n I Chines Lullaby I Only SS. The First Sou of Sunrmtr Somebody's Heart 2797 ( VTUA I Merc! 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Phon Dong. 1028 1 I KfeS V T yHEN the eight-story Brandeis Stores Building was erected on Douglas V from 16th to 17th street five of these floors were -te used for business and professional offices. Then Brandeis Stores outside of the Mens Store consisted of three floors and basement. At the time of the construction of this building "conservative business men" gener ally counseled against such a large structure. Many eastern capi talists agreed with local capitalists that the erection of the build ing was a rash move on the part of J. L. Brandeis & Sons. But the Brandeis brothers did not heed the warning. They understood better than did these well-meaning objectors the great west's capacity for growth. They IT"- Glances into the Past knew better than did some others of the possibilities for Omaha. This building was completed in 1906, and tne general opinion was that it was thirty years ahead of the require ments of this city. , But now only 15 years later it is necessary not only to con vert the five floors of business and professional offices into Brandeis Stores selling space but to add two stories to the orig inal structure, thus providing ,216,700 square feet more space than that provided in the 1906 building. At last we are able to move those departments devoted to men away from the "Boston Store" building which they have outgrown into much larger, more commodius and accessible space in the enlarged building. The change means one of the most beautiful merchandise houses in the world. The old building has been leased for a term of years to the F. W. Woolworth Co. and the Riggs Optical Co. The Brandeis Stores building has been enlarged the wrork thereon now drawing to a conclusion. The enlarged structure comprises ten stories besides the large basement, now a most popular shopping place. Into this enlarged structure the vari ous departments of the Men's Store will be moved. The removal will take place about August 15. The Men's Furnishings will occupy a far more convenient place on the Mam Floor the center place formerly occupied by Women's Shoes. - The Hairdressing Parlors will be moved to the Third Floor, thus permitting enlargment and improvement of the Second floor. The Women's Shoe department has already been removed to the Third floor, east. One of the biggest improvements will be the removal of the Men's Clothing to the Fourth floor. That will provide one of the handsomest and most complete among all the Men's Stores of the country. The Boys' Clothing, together with Boys' Hats and Caps and Boys' Furnishings, will be on the same floor. There, too, will be the Trunk and Bag Department, better equipped than ever. The Wall Paper Department has already been moved to the Fifth floor, west. China, Glassware, Crockery, Housefurnishings and Hardware will continue to occupy that floor. About August 15, Carpets, Rugs, Draperies and the Picture Department will be moved to the Sixth floor. During the holidays the Eighth floor will be used.for a great toy department. The Big Store and the Big Basement Some Notable Changes It Will Be a Revelation Later, the Seventh and Eighth floors will be devoted to the new Furniture Depart mentthe most complete and best equipped furmture store in the Middle West. The Ninth .floor will be used for stock rooms and receiving rooms. The Tenth floor will have the new dining room, men's grill room and. ladies' waiting rooms. These will be opened in September. This floor will be a revelation to the public. Those who have seen the plans and others who have watched the work nearing completion agree that the restaurant and rest rooms on the Tenth floor of the Brandeis Stores will be the most beautiful and the most complete of any similar rooms in any section of the country. Many other improvements are going on in Brandeis Stores. One of these will be the large aisle to be constructed through the store directly to the Brandeis Theater elevators. This will prove a great convenience to those desiring to enter the store from 17th Street. Where Shopping Will Be a Real Pleasure We feel that we may, with entire propriety, say something of the causes for the wonderful growth of Brandeis Stores. That growth is due largely to the efficiency of our system of supply ing the needs of our customers at prices which they can afford, and to the courteous treatment accorded every customer. But recognition by the public of the progressiveness of this institution and cordial co-operation on the part of the people of Omaha and vicinity have contributed greatly to this growth. It seems superfluous to say that the ability, loyalty and industry of the Brandeis Stores employes have made possible the success ful operation of this great business machine. There are no men and women in any store in the country more faithful, honest and capable than those comprising the array of employes of J. L. Brandeis & Sons. This devotion has made possible the successful conduct of the system upon which Bran deis Stores has been built. A System That Proves Itself Prices, Quality, Service! These constitute the life of business, even as they constitute the "Lookout in the Foretop" system, ever operating at Brandeis Stores for the upbuilding of the institution and the convenience of its customers. The thousands of men and women who every day throng Brandeis Stores' counters are familiar with the record. That record speaks for itself. "The Lookout in the Fore top" gives the assurance that with each passing day Brandeis Stores' his tory for Prices, Quality and Service will repeat itself. When that has been said, nothing need be added for the understanding of a discriminating buy ing public. It may be said, however, that shopping in the enlarged building, with its many wonderful improvements, will be a real pleasure and that for visitors, as well as for the "home folks," the new Brandeis Stores will prove to be one of the greatest attractions among all the commercial "Show Places" of America. J. L. Brandeis & Sons m m MtS u i 1 -u-j- ' ! 111 11 J1J - ' sju-m.au. i-U-ax-.n-LijuiiLj.u-iii-i-j..-jjnisij mi ig mm mini'