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TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 13. 1909.
. Population of 100,000 probable within five years if South Omaha accepts
the offer of the Ttic Nebraska I'ower Company for municipal light and power
South Omaha, will then have the cheapest power In the United States and
can no longer fall to attract to Itself s great number of factories, tanneries, etc.
There is no reason why with cheap power South Omaha should not be the
greatest manufacturing City in the West; and there is no reason why it should
not have one of the largest tanneries in the world. '
The Nebraska Tower Company offers to build this great electric power
rand light plant of 13,000 horsepower capacity for the City and take its pay
only out of the net Income of the plant. No bonds are to be asked; and no
money, either on account of principal or interest, is to be paid by the City to
the Tower Company for the plant except out of the revenues or Income of the
The Nebraska Power Company has a great abundance of surplus power and
will be ready at any time to furnish the City of South Omaha as much sddl
' tlonal power as it may need, no matter how great the development bt its in
Do the people of South Omaha want this plant; DC THE WANT A
GREATEIt SOUTH OMAHA?
Here Is the contract offered to the City and contained in an ordinance
now pending the City councils '
An Ordinance to Provide for the Construc
tion and Purchase of a Hydro-Electric
Plant to Be Owned, Maintained and
' Operated by the City of South Omaha,
'Ue It Ordained by the Mayor and Council
of the City of South Omaha, Nebraska:
i Section 1. That for the purpose of provid
ing for the construction and purchase of a
hydro-electric plant for the said city of
' South Omaha, the said city enter forth-
with Into a contract In writing with "The
Nebraska Power company," a corporation,
for the construction and sale to the said
city of a hydro-alcctrlo plant of fifteen
thousand horsepower capacity, which con
tract shall be in the terms following, to wit:
This agreement made and entered Into
this day of , A. D. 1908, by and
between "The Nebraska Power company,"
a corporation, and the city of South Omaha,
Wltnesseth, That for and In consideration
of the covenants and agreements herein
, after contained to be kept and performed
by the said city of South Omaha, said "The
Nebraska Power company" hereby agrees
to construct, equip, and sell to said city of
South Omaha, upon the terms and under
the conditions hereinafter set forth, a
hydro-electrlo "plant of fifteen thousand
horsepower capacity, together with the
Initial lines necessary for distributing the
electrical current to the various Industrial
Institutions, business places and residences
wltliin the said city, and for lighting the
streets, public places, public buildings and
publlo offices In said city on the following
terms and conditions, towlt:
Said "The Nebraska Power company,"
being the owner of perpetual rights to the
use of the waters of the Loup river for the
purpose of developing power, hereby
agrees to construct a canal from said
river, tapping the river at a point near
Genoa, Nebraska, and conduct the water
of the river to Its reservoirs, which
are located about three miles' north
of Columbus, Nebraska, and there con
struct a hydro-electrlo plant of fifteen
thousand horsepower capacity for the pur
pose of, supplying electrical current to said
city of South Omaha, and to equip said
plant with the most modern machinery,
and also to construct all transmission lines
necessary to bring the electrical current to
said city ot South Omaha; and to erect a
transformer station and switch board In
said city of South Omaha for the dis
tribution of said current; and said "The
Nebraska Power company" further agrees
to construct and install in and for said
city of South Omaha, all the Initial dis
tributing lines. Including all poles, wires
Mid equipment reasonably necessary for
the distribution of the electrical current to
the various Industrial Institutions, business
places and residences of the said city, and
for lighting the streets, public places, pub
lic buildings and public offices of said city,
provided, however, that said initial dis
tributing lines shall cost not to exceed five
hundred thousand dollars (600,000.00) and
provided .further, that said distributing
lines shall In no event cost said city of
South Omaha more than said "The Ne
braska Power company" Is actually re
quired to pay for the material, con
struction and equipment of said dis
tributing lines, and that said "The Ne
braska Power company" shall have the
free and undisputed and unobstructed right
to the use of all the streets, alleys and
publlo places of said city for the purpose
ot erecting, constructing and installing
aid distributing lines In and for said city
Dra ine Nebraska Power company"
further agrees when said power plant Is
completed, to furnish and deliver during
the continuance of this contract and for
Ihe purpose herein set forth, at said switch
board in said city of Souln Omaha, etoc
trleal current amounting to fifteen thou
sand ten-hour-horsepower; that is, one
hundred and fifty thousand horsepower
hours a day, to be distributed throughout
the day and night In such a mannar as
will be found most convenient for the
needs of said city and Its customers; the
quantity of power used as above set forth
tn no case to exceed fifteen thousand
horsepower at any one time.
Upon the compliance of the city of South
Omaha with the terms, conditions and
provisions of this contract upon Its' part to
be performed, said 'The Nebraska Power
company" agrees to sell and transfer to
said city of Bouth Omaha, said transformer
station, switchboard and distributing lines
within said city, together with a perpetual
right to the delivery at said switchboard
of the amount of electrical current here
inbefore specified and described, at the
actual cost of supplying the same. -
Said city of South Omaha further agrees
at all times during the continuance of this
contract to maintain and operate said
plant In said city to the best advantage
and to sell all of said current possible, for
power purposes, at an average price netting
not lees than 1 cent per kilowatt hour over
and above all fixed charges and operating
expenses, which charges. and operating ex
peraes shall be paid by said city from tne
gross revenues of the plant, and which
charges and operating expenses shall In
clude the actual cost of delivering said
current at Its switchboard, which shall be
equivalent to the actual cost of maintain
ing and operating said transmission Ilns
ana nrteen thousand horsepower station,
located at the reservoirs of "The Nebraska
Power company," as aforesaid. It Is fur
ther agreed that during the continuance
of this contract, the said city of South
Omaha shall use said electrical current
for its own lighting purposes, and that If
will pay therefor quarterly at ono-half
the rate it Is now paying for similar serv
ices, and that for the purpose of providing
the moneys for said payment, the city
shall levy a tax not exceeding the levy
allowed by law sufficient to make said
payments as they shall respectively ma
ture. And It Is further agreed that the
price charged to private consumers of
electrical current for lighting purposes
during the continuance of this contract
shall not exceed one-half the rate now
paid therefor. That all moneys received
Irom levies made for Its own lighting pur
poses and all moneys received from private
consumers of electrical current for light
ing purples snail constitute part of the
gross revenues of the plant, and shall be
used by the city, together with the other
gross revenues, to pay all costs and main
tenances, and the balance only shall be
payable to "The Nebraska Power com
pany." The agreed price of said plant is two
mlllon dollars (H.OOO.uuO) plus the actual
cost to said "The Nebraska Power Com
pany" of said ulstrlbutlng lines In South
Omaha. The total of which Items shall
constitute the principal sum on which In
terest is to be originally reckoned, and
paid by said city of youth Omaha at the
rate of five per cent per annum; ail pay
ments to be made as hereinafter provided
The net revenue of said plant after the
payment of ail fixed charges and expenses
hereinbefore mentioned, shall be paid
quarterly to said "The Nebraska Power
Company" until said plant is fully paid
for, and shall be applied by it upon the
purchase price of said plant as follows:
First, to the payment of Interest at five
per cent per annum accrued upon the
principal or deferred payments due at
time of such payments. Second, to the
payment of the principal, it being ex
pressly agreed and understood between the
parties to this contract that the purchase
price ot said plant. Including botn princi
pal and interest. Is to be payable and to
be paid only and entirely out of the net
revenues ot said plant, and that no part of
the purchase price of said plant, either
principal or Interest, is to be paid exoept
out of the net revenues of said plant.
Said "The Nebraska Power Company"
further agrees that if the said city ot
fcouth Omaha shall have the power when
said conveyance is made to take a con
veyance of said fifteen thousand horse
power station at the reservoirs, then said
"The Nebraska Power Company" will con
vey said hydro-electrlo plant, the ma
chinery therein, and the transmission wires
or cables pertaining thereto, to said city
of South Omaha, together with a perpetual
right to the use of the waters of the Loup
river necessary to operate .said plant; the
said city of South Omaha, in that event,
to take charge of said plant and maintain
and operate it at its own expense, and U
la further agreed between the parties
hereto that in the event that said "The
Nebraska Power Company" should sell or
dispose of all its rights in the Loup river
and in said canal and reservoirs, that it
will, before doing so, convey to said city
of South Omaha, as security that its suc
cessors will perpetually keep up and main
tain said caual and reservoirs, as afore
said, a share, prorated upon a fifty thous
and horse power hydro-electric develop
ment at said reservoirs, in the Ice cutting
on said reservoirs.
Said "The Nebraska Power Company"
further agrees not to encumber In any
manner said hydro-electric plant, or any
part thereof, or encumber any part of
naid canal, reservoir or any otaer part of
the real or personal properly, or any rights
or privileges ol tne said "Tne jNeoraska
l'owr Company," unless said encumbrance
Is made subject to any and all rights that
the said city of South Omaha has under
and by virtue of this contract; and in case
said "The Nebraska Power Company"
shall encumber or attempt to encumber
said property except as above described,
then this contract shall be voidable at the
election of the said city of South Omaha.
It Is hereby further agreed by the said
"The Nebraska Power Company" that it
will commence work on the building of said
plant within one year from the date this
contract takes effect, and will complete
said plant ready for operation within two
years after the commencement of Yhe work,
and In the event that said "The Nebraska
Power Company" shall fall to begin and
complete' said plant ready for .operation
within the times aforesaid, time being the
essence of this contract, the said city of
South Omaha may, at Its option declare
this contract at an end, and the said "The
Nebraska Power Company" shall forfeit
all rights under this contract.
It Is further agreed by the said "The
Nebraska Power Company" that It will
execute a oona in tne sum of
dollars, with good and sufficient surety,
said bond and surety to be approved by
the mayor and city council, conditioned
that the said "The Nebraska Power Com
pany ' will commence and complete the
plant ready for operation within the times
aforesaid, and In case they fall so to do,
will save the city harmless from any and
all losses or expenses. Including any sums
the city might have saved by reason of
any deductions made or tn be made before
the final execution of this contract, by
the Omaha Electric Light and Power Com
pany. In witness whereof, said "The Nebraska
Power company" has caused this contract
to be signed in Its name by its president
and to be attested by Its secretary, and
its seal to be affixed hereto, and the said
city of South Omaha has caused the
same to be executed In its name by Its
mayor and attested by Its city clerk and
Its seal affixed hereto the av of
A. V., l'jus. y 01
Y0U CUT ICE ?
.We are western agents for the GIFF0RD
WOODS CO'S Celebrated ICE TOOLS and
carry a complete stock. Plows, Markers, Bars,
I looks, Run 1 yon Snow Scrapers,, etc. Send for
1511 Dodge Street. Omaha. Neb.
Is a Season
' Why the stream of purchasers is constantly moving towards
our stores. The public knows by experience that when we
advertise a sale it means a bona' fide sale, and that when ..we
say HALF PRICE it means just that or less. Thousands
have taken advantage of this big sale to get their. Christmas
presents at half price, and you can still obtain some very
fine bargains at both stores.
Visitors to the Corn Show Especially Invited.
Diamond Ring, Tiffany setting, 1 karat ..(10.1
Diamond Ring. Tiffany setting, karat 9133
Diamond Ring, Tiffany setting, karat 93.00
Diamond Ring, Tiffany setting, ,xl-32 karat .V.00
Diamond Ring. Tiffany setting, xl-32 karat 943.00
Diamond Ring, Tiffany setting, xl-l6 karat v $29.00
Links for Gentlemen
Nifty patterns, die work with real diamonds in links $12.00 now .00
iaoorate die work real Diamonds In Links, colored
18.00 now 90.OO
$6.50 now 93.23
Rose finish with genuine Chip Diamonds
Brooches or Pendants
Beautiful enameled effects, real Diamonds
Pearl Cluster and real Diamonds.
Large, massive effects, real' Diamonds. .. .
Enamel Brooch, Pearls and Diamond....
,28.00 now 914.OO
. . $16.00 now 97.50
.$40.00 now 920.00
.$30.00 now 913.00
Solid Gold Jewelry CUT IN TWO
Solid Gold Signet Rings
Gentlemen's extra heavy $8.00 now 91.0O
Oentlemen'B, perfectly plain or Roman finish $7.00 now 93.50
Gentlemen's flower' design $7.50 now -93.73
1,000 patterns of ladles' Seal Rings at half price.
Babies' Seal Rings, regular $1.10 value, now. ,55c
Solid Gold Cuff Buttons and Links
One pair, with diamonds $5.00 now 92.50
One pair, Roman finish, assorted designs $3.50 now 91.75
One pair, Roman finish, plain, for monogram $4.60 now 92.25
We have other stylish and nifty patterns at half price.
Solid Gold Scarf Pins
Roman finish, plain, for monogram $2.00 now 91.0O
Genuine opal, swell mounting $3.75 now 91-87
Selection very large, at our usual CUT price.
: , Solid Gold Baby Necks
Pearl and garnet Heart Charm .$4.00 now 92.00
Diamond Heart Charm $5.00 now 92.50
The abofe Is the greatest value ever offered.
Solid Gold Lockets
Lockets, all solid gold, Roman finish $6.00 now 93.00
Handengraved, solid gold, English finish $10.00 now 95.00
Very elaborate, extra heavy, suitable for diamond. .$16.00 now 98.00
14-Karat Gold Filled Jewelry
Gold Filled Lockets, regular price $3, Bale price 91.50
Gold Filled Brooches, regular price $2.25, sale price 91.13
Gold Filled Cuff Buttons, regular price $2, sale price 91.00
Gold Filled Scarf Pins, regular price $1.35, sale price 68c
Sterling Silver Flat Ware
Cream Ladles, regular price $2.50, sale price .91.25
Sugar Shells, regular price $2, sale price. . . .91.00
Pickle Forks, regular $2.25, sale price. . . . 91.18
Half Dozen Teaspoons, regular price $6.50, sale price 93.20
Rogers Bros. 1847 Flat Ware
Berry Spoons, regular price $2, sale price 91.00
Fruit Knives, regular price $2.26, sale price 91.13
Cream Ladles, regular price $1.50, sale price 75c
Butter Knife and Sugar Shell, regular price $2.25, sale price. .. .91.13
Half dozen Teaspoons, regular price $2.00, sale price 91.00
Half Dozen Dessert Spoons, regular price $3.50, sale price 91.75
Half Dozen Tablespoons, regular price $4.00, sale price 92.00
Rich Cat Glass
One-half dozen Tumblers, regular price $8.50, sale price 94.23
Two gallon Punch Bowls with 12 glasses, regular price $64.50,
sale price 932.25
Whiskey Decanter and 6 glasses, regular price $25, Bale price. .912.60
' Toilet Sets ,
Ladles Set, brush, comb and mirror, regular $10.00 now 95.00
Gents' Military Brushes and Comb, regular $8.50 now 94.25
Complete line of Toilet Articles In this sale.
Gold Plated Jewel Cases Silver Plated
Jewel Boxes, gold plated, regular $3.00 now 91.50
F'S TIIE CRITICAL DRESSER that We're always
.glad to see coming here for clothes, the man who
demands not only style individuality, but all-wool
fabrics and perfecttailoring, inside and out. Wo
Hart, Scliaffner & Marx Clothes
are made right for such trade, that's the reason
they're shown at
THB RELIABLE STORE
But critical or not you can't help but recognize
the superior merit of the IL, S. & M. clothing. Their
distinctive appearance will fit you for any society,
business or place and their all-wool quality make
the wearer a firm friend of Ilart, Schaffner & Marx
Clothing thereafter. '
SUITS or OVERCOATS $18.00 to $35.00
Why Hot a Smoking Jacket for
a Christmas Gift?
We're showing a handsome line for the Holidays
at !...$2.95 to $8.50
Clothing Specials This Week
Buys a Suit or Overcoat Saturday
that in style quality we're confi
dent you can't duplicate for less
than $15.00 elsewhere in the land.
Another lot of
500 Suits has
been added to our already great
manufacturer's surplus stock.
Showing garments manufactured
to sell at .$15.00 to $20.00; choice,
S. Try UlhY
Jewel Box, silver plated, regular
$2.60 now 91.25
Cuff Boxes, silver top, regular $3.00 now 91.50
Dresser and Shaving Mirrors, gold plated, regular .. $4.00 now 92.00
Other articles In this stock all at half price.
Silver Hollow Ware
Tea Set, 5 pieces, regular
Bake Dish, regular
Entire stock of this Silverware, half price.
Time is getting short. You must certainly
these days buying those presents to cheer your
the merry yuletlde. DO IT NOW. We put you
you wish them delivered. The most painstaking
customer. We have always plentyof time to serve
.$32.00 now 91600
...$5.00 now 92.50
make earnest one of
family and friends In '
purchases away until
attention given every
our patrons fully and
115 South Sixteenth St.
At the Sign of the Crown.
109 North Sixteenth St.
Opposite the Postoffice.
FOR. THE WIFB
would be a neat Beaded
Slipper selected from our fine
showing of black or gray
castor or patent kid opera,
low effects or the fancy black
castor beaded full slippers.
FOR THE FATHER
A serviceable leather slipper
either in the regular cut or
Romeo styles, are the prevail
ing colors from 91 to 95.
The warm, comfortable house
slipper that will be appre
ciated by every woman, These
are in all colors with the flex
ible Boles, at. .91.00 to 92.00.
We will carefully fit all pur
chases made now, after Xmas.
Drexel Shoe Co.
1119 Farnam Street
There are no vacant offices, but:
If you have been looking for nuch rooms, no doubt
you have found desirable space is a rare thing. From .
time to time changes are made by tenants which wonld
make available just the kind of office rooms which you
THE BEE BUILDING
la occupied from top to bottom, but for reasons above stated
we keep a waiting list and would be pleased to have you call
and look through ths building. By giving us an idea of your
requirements would place us In a, position to fulfill your wants
along this line at soma future time. Leave your name and
R. W. BAKER, Supt, Room 501
SPECIAL WHILE THEY LAST
Solid gold, with heart pendant
KING CORN SOUVENIR SPOONS
At bootri in Corn Snow or at Btqre
atrIlng-7S cents to 82. SO.
LARGEST JEWELRY STOCK IN OMAHA.
' Send lor Christmas CalaIo(jueFree.
Mawhinney & Ryan Co.
FOR THE BOY
, TOOL CABINETS
Good tools make a good boy. A
set of these tools makes a fine
present We have them as low
The Kllpper Klub for boys and
girls is the best you can buy.
$4.50 down to 75
We show a large variety suited
for all ages. Special Christmas
Knives for boys at 25s
Strong,' low wheeled Coaster Wag
ons, unbreakable, up from $1.50
a sons co. .
FOURTEENTH & FARNAM STS.
Su ites iMfefel
J A-p mm
if ill ft' X-vVV : f t r-:.5M,iit
bsesss I V cm i9 y
jM Hsst aduflher ft Msrs
!KP8 Filpst pi
or a Signet Ring or a Bracelet, or a
Neck Chain end Locket, or a Piece ot
Silver for the table would be a nice
gift for a lady. A Tie Pin, Gold Cuff
Buttons, Signet or Stone Ring, or a
Gillette Safety Razor would make a
nice gift for a gentleman. Our store
is full of suggestions. Spend a few
minutes with ub.
S. W. LINDSAY, Jeweler
1518 Douglas Street.
DR. BRADBURY. DENTIST
Painless Extracting Mo
Crowns, up from.. tl.M
Partial Plates, up
Finings, up from BOa
up from $1.50
150S rAJLlTAM 8TXEET. 17 rears
same of floe. 'Phone I D. 1756.
Bridge Work, per
too til, up from 93.60
Nerves removed with
Work guaranteed ten
Tie Nation's Laxative
IS FRUIT LAX !
This remedy is not a "cure all" but it is all it's name implies a laxative
made from fruit
It is Just, the nicest and most pleasant laxative made up to date. You
have doubtless used Peroxide Cream, the swell face cream containing Hydro
gen Peroxide. '.Well, FRUIT LAX la made by the same people who make
Peroxide Cream... .
' Ask any of the following druggists about these goods:
Schaerer & Son. 2631 North 16th St.
Schaofer's Cut Price Druu Storo, 16th and
Schlatter's Cut Prlca Drug Store, 16th and
Walnut Hill Pharmacy, 40th and Cuming.
O. IL VVlrth, loth and Hamilton Hts.
Sprague's Benson Pharmacy.
outh Omaha, JTeb.
J. I Kub&t, 110 North 24th St.
Bchaefer's Cut lrlce Lrug Stores, 5402 N
St.; 24th and N Sts.
Council Bluffs, lows.
Jno. W. Camp. 60S W. Broadway.
Iell O. Morgan, 142 West Broadway.
Bchaefer's Cut Prlca Prug Store, 6th Ave.
. and Main St.
Bell Drug Co., 1216 Farnam 4t
fc. A. Beianek, 1402 South 1 6th fit.
lCmll Cermak. 12C2 South llth St.
Crlssey Pharmacy, 24th and Lake. Sts.
R. H. Killers, 2802 Leavenworth St.
Foster A Arnoldl, 213 North 26th SL
J. J. Freytag, 1814 North 24th St.
Green's Pharmacy, Park Ave. and Pacific
Haines Drug Co., i6th and Farnam Sts.
Hanscom Park Pharmacy, 1601 So. 2tl
Howell Drug Co., 207-20 N. 16th Sts.
V. C. Harden, 220- Farnam St.
Iler Grand Pharmacy, Cor. lth A Howard.
Johanson Drug Co., 24th and Spalding.
H. S. King, 24th nd Farnam 8ts.
C K. Lathrop, 1324 North 24th St
J. H. Merchant, Cor. 16th and Howard.
L. K. Peyton, 2401 Leavenworth St.
Prlbbenow & Co.. 1627 Vinton St.
Saratoga Drug Co., 24th and Ames Ave.
I. H. Schmidt. 24th and Cuming Sts.
And 8.000 other druggists In every TUllasrs and city all over the United States
selling this wonderful preparation today.
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BAILEY (El MACH
Best tMjuJpped Dental office In th middl west.
Highest grada Dentistry at Keevtonabl Prloss.
Porcfclaln filUno. Just Ilk Us toot.
IHIKD FLOOR 1 PAXTON BLOCS
Corner 10 Lb and Farnani Streets,
dhi OUR ELEGAE1T
Whenever you -want
something call Thone
Douglas 238 and make
It known through a
e Want Ad.
Corn Show Visitors
will see ths well-known
In our windows at
$CTJSO $ ynoo
and will select a bargain on their
way to the National Kxpusltlon.
Quality, style and cam
tort lor you at the
Walk -Over Shoe Store
Sis South 15th UU Omaha.
(Fow doors So. Beaton Brag Oo.)
XO. S. TXOat-rSOB, Walk-Ova. Has. I
D. C SCOTT, D. V.S
(Bunnissir to Dr. EL I Bamaoctottl)
Oftlas mU BTepMsL StlO aSaaoa .
Calls) Pre-aptlr Answered at All Hears,
Them Off Stnwf ssr
Our Holiday Offerings in elegant
footwear, which are now ready for
your inspection, are far and away
the largest, choicest and finest of
all the many fine assortments we
have, bad the pleasure of showing
Prettiest of LatlK s Shoes.
Smartest of Gentlemen's Khoea.
Nobbiest of Young People's Shoes
Correct Shoes tor Children.
Gift Slippers of every description.
FRY SHOE CO.
, . THK UIIOEKS.
ICth and Douglas Streets.
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