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8 THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 2, 1909. IB) JUL BOMBS r SBBBB&HSmnBB TO THE PEOPLE OF OMAHA: Many questions are being asked in regard to the prop osition to vote $6,500,000 of water bonds of the city. We deem it proper that the public should know the rea sons why we urge the people of Omaha to vote for the water bonds. NUMBER 1 ' We believe municipal ownership to be the best solution of the situation; that it will result in better water service, more prompt extension of water mains, and in reduction of water rates without increasing taxes. There can be no muni cipal ownership without voting bonds. NUMBER 2 We believe the plant will sustain itself paying in terest on bonds, cost of operation, and create a sinking fund to pay off the bonds, without additional taxes. In other words, we believe we will be buying a revenue producing property which will carry itself . NUMBER 3 We cannot and will not use the $3,000,000 of bonds heretofore voted. NUMBER 4 It is important that the bonds be voted now that the water board may be in position to make immediate com promise of the litigation, if this is possible. NUMBER 5 N If immediate compromise cannot be made, it is equally important that the bonds be voted, that the water board be in position to pay the amount found due by the United States supreme court. NUMBER 6 We do not intend to, nor will we pay the amount of the award $6,263,000, unless compelled to do so by the decree of the supreme court, where the matter is now pending. NUMBER 7 We will not compromise unless upon a substantial re duction of the amount as found by the award. We will try to compromise the matter immediately if the bonds are voted. city cannot avoid the payment of such judgment by refus ing to vote bonds. The judgment would be enforced by a levy of taxes on the property of the citizens. If the bonds are voted the judgment can be paid by the proceeds of the bonds, and the interest and expense of running the water works will be paid out of the revenues derived from the sale of water, without additional taxes on the property of the city. NUMBER 13- N UMBER 8 We are not in position to make any compromise until the issue of bonds shall be authorized by vote of the peo ple. In previous attempts to compromise, we have been met with the statement that we were in no shape to carry out our proposition until bonds were voted. NUMBER 9 We do not believe in granting a franchise to the water company, nor to any Omaha syndicate. If it is a good pro position for a syndicate to take hold of, it is a better thing for the city to handle for its own people. NUMBER 10 If the bonds are voted, they will not be issued, nor will they bear interest, until the water works are acquired by the city. NUMBER 11- No more of said bonds will in any case be issued than are actually necessary for the acquisition of the plant. NUMBER 12 Should the decision of the supreme court be against the city, a decree will be entered which must be paid. The It must be remembered that the valuation, $6,263,000, includes the whole plant of the water company in the city of Omaha,. South Omaha, Florence and Dundee, and not merely the portion pertaining to the city of Omaha. The bonds for $3,000,000 heretofore voted concerned alone the portion of the plant in the city of Omaha and the pumping station at Florence. NUMBER 14 The voting of these bonds will defeat the effort of the Omaha Water Company and the Omaha syndicate to se cure a franchise, and will secure municipal ownership for the people at the earliest date possible. These are a few of the reasons why we unanimously urge the voting of these bonds. We have given the matter our best consideration, and believe good business judgment dictates the approval of the bonds. THE OMAHA WATER BOARD. MILTON T. BARLOW, ISAAC E. CONGDON, A. H. HIPPLE, R. B. HOWELL, CHARLES R. SHERMAN, D J. O'BRIEN. l.'tHMi'J ill 1 JJ . ' . I I I MEN'S MINCING STYLES Lords of Creation Gripped by the Tyranny of Sameness. POSSIBILITY OF BREAKING AWAY Coming Innovation Promise to Send Frecmt Garments to the Dump "Wkllhrr Are We, IJrlftlnit f" Isn't tt rather curious, when you top o consider It, that while women's fash ions change so radically from year to .jeai that each successive m ason seems to brlnq with It the reproduction of some definite "jorlod," SJme such marked and perfectly patent difference lu model or cut as It iiiuke any particular season a man refill: hl.mil out In hla mind's eye, as far as lili "women folk"- are concerned, yet for dec aden one might almost say there has been little to distinguish one year's fashion: fir men from another? Coats a Utth longer, perhaps: shoulders a little broad.-, er a little narrower, as the case may be There have been little variations, perharr In the manner of waistcoats worn by or tain Individuals, a little more color In th senrfs of one season than of another, bu of radical changes there certainly hav been none. "The man of the western civ! Iiation is known far and wide by his cylindrical trousers, his ugly hats, his graceless coats, his armor-like neck-har-ness, which Includes the stiff, stiff col lar, and In recent days, the perfectly mean ingless, narrow scarfs. Indeed, for the past few years a tre mendous artificiality has been the note most loudly sounded In the men's wear of the moment In the western world. But Isn't it true that the Orientals alone have for years possessed the true secret of dress? While our western women ring the changes of mode from season to season and our men persistently continue in the thraldom of the inartistic, the dwellers in the far east have been wise enough to appreciate the fact that looseness and grace are the real requisites of perfect dress. It ts only within the most recent times that, carried away by the Inroads j( the so-called western civilization, our "brothers in the east" have begun to i.lopt the absurdly stiff and conventional habiliments decreed by the European mode. Men of ancient days, Egyptians, ilomans, Greeks, the dwellers In the old Hebraic regime, for example, must have hren comfortable in their clothes as no modern man can ever be at ease in the "lose-fittlng garments of the "younger cen tury." Staffed Khapes. Not content, however, with outlining, r.ore or less truthfully, our "human form Mvlne" In most confining cerements, al Ht they are of wool, we have, we Amerl 'ans, been padding and building up our Tourist Soda Crackers Uways packed and sealed 's '5 Distinctly Distinctly PdLcked aLftd ManufaLcttr :d frtberovJn.Ck" pcke' whlu less thao one minute after removal ld with Imported parchment paper--not paraflne paper, like ethers ""T"4 tmQ ther wrappings make them sir tight this Is known as Ue Patented "Aerate" Process Tbey are made in Omaha and every grocer orders twice weekly, aa advantage net given by other manufacturers ask your grocer for TOURIST SODA. CRACKER 10 Cent Per Package CRISP. LIGHT AND FRESH . as when they left eur even. rUC ONLY CRACKERS MADE IN OMAHA Iten Dlsoult Cimp&ny. clothes of late until our coats will almost "stand alone," they contain so much ex traneous matter, and we have succeeded in producing forourselves a perfectly ar tificial "shape" "that is quite unlike any thing, in either heaven or earth. We now have, many of us, great broad shoulders, curious excresences at the tops of our sleeves that move when we swing our arms and look like nothing so much as pln-cushtons strange formless coats that bear little or no relation whatever to the human figure and which through all too frequent cartoons and also through the nu merous "misfits" of illy instructed tailors, have become indeed the laughing stock of men who know, although they are perhaps the admiration of the seeker after novelty. The clothes worn by our men a year or so ago at least what may be termed the general run of clothes were certainly a fa cry from the gracefully hanging gar ments 5f by-gone centuries or from those worn even now hy many Orientals. Are we then ashamed of our bodies we Amer icans, that we munt disguise them so? A Decided Change. Happily, however, a decided change marks the fashion of the moment in men's clothes. They are simplicity Itwlf and quite devoid of padding or makeup" of any kind. The shoulders of the overcoats, for instance, are cut slightly narrower than the natural shoulder and are made quite soft so that the body of the coat hangs gracefully in comfortable folds from the shoulder. These same soft shoulders rrsik the sack and other coats of the moment, which are nicely shaped to the body. In fact, some of the very newest coats are being made without the slightest suspicion of a lining, not even in the sleeves, and this Is true of overcoats, as a well cut coat in the fashion of the moment needs no lining or "stuffing" of any kinoW to give it shape. It takes its shape from the man who wears it, the soft warm wool of the cloth being considered quite suffi cient to keep out the cold. Our men seem to be waking up to the fact at last that we e ant to look like men not like nvannl klns or rag doll caricatures of life. It is rot at all likely that we, In our "alloted iian" will ever escape entliely from the so-called "correct dress" of western civili sation, but we fortunately are coming to a gradual appreciation of the fact that the human form Is a sufficiently graceful or ganism after all and that nature's lines are better than artificial ones, and then, again, we seem to be on the verge of an era of freedom and grace in men's dress that will undoubtedly be welcomed most heartily by all men who think. In very truth we have a good deal to learn from our oriental brothers, after all. Men's Fashion Notes. New madras shirts with narrow hairline Elrlpea have fold lock front collars, de tachable, but made of the same material. A new white collar is mude of a basket weave Oxford. A gorgeous pleated shirt for morning year is made of white mndras and has parsies in outline and of almost natural slse on the pleats and also a row of these purple flowers on each ruff about an inch from the outer edge. Outing shirts with old-fashioned soft pointed fold collars are being shown with the points of the collar buttoned to the shirt with small mother of pearl buttons. The latter are attached to the garment Immediately under the points of the collar and they button through it quite a decora tive scheme, the exact usefulness of whlcn Is not entirely apparent. Tl.li la the very latest thing In English collars and It la claimed tor It that It can be attached In fraction of a second and that the locking la as perfect as with the ordinary double collar. It should appeal Btrongly to the man who has any trouble with his collar In the morning, and, with the double collar still almost universally worn, anything which has a tendency to improve this popular shape will be warmly welcomed. The curious summer coat worn last win ter In the production of "Fluffy Ruffles" by young Grossmlth, which was cut like an English walking coat in front but like a sack coat In the back, has made Its appearance In one of the great men's out fitting shape In Broadway, so perhaps we will see our youngsters wearing this hybrid garment this EDi-ina after all. Another P new coat seen in a shop window In Broad way has a vent In each side Instead of the back. It is Immediately behind the crescent Blash pocket. The newest scarfs for wear with outing shirts or1, in fact, upon any occasion In which a waistcoat is discarded, are folded four-ia-hands, having widely flowing ends. They are made of Rumchunda and come in various dark colors, such as green, navy blue, gurnet, and the like. The apron is of solid color, but at the point, where the carf knots, the Bilk has been "tied and dyed" so that there is a brilliant rainbow effect in many colors. The.se scarfs are not very well suited for wear with the waistcoat, as they present rather a mottled appearance when the apron la hidden and do not seem to have any particular raison d'ere. It Is now possible to get the famous black and white neckwear of tha moment In 25 cent scarfs. It Is to be noted, hy the way, that there Is a decided revival of bat wing tie for morning wear this spring and another' feature of the ties of the moment, apart from their narrowneM (and they sre unusually narrow just now), is the fact that nearly all the newer scarfs have horizontal stripes. The day of the vertical and the diagonal stripe neems to be n the wane. A new graduated four-in-hand Is crossed by stripes quite an inch wide, self colors, of course, one being In plain wejive, the other a basket weave, but the ma jority of the etrlned tarfs of the moment have rather narrow stripes, many of them In "Roman" effects, which seem to be especially welt suited to the verv narrow cravats of the noncnt.-Falrchild's Maga zine. abolishIng sii sickness Adaptation of the fiyrospope Promises to Modify the Roll of Veaaels. An adaption of the gyroscope has been made that promises to put a stop to the side-to-side motion of vessels at sea. If perfected It will do away with seasick ness and the shipping of heavy seas, and will enable gunners to shoot accurately. Billiard balls and the noon meal In the salon will behave as on land. The deck will resemble a middle west pralile, while waves are foaming impotently over the erTt and steady side. Storms will become legendary, and special prayer for those that go down to the sea In ships will be obsolete. Some of that will be a long time cm lag. But acme of it has already come. The gyroscope Is an apparatus which hereto fore, hy imam of a mighty flywheel sucks up and fights the motion from side to side of the body to which it Is alta-'lu-d. Al ready R. M. 8. I-fx hlel, plying from Ilunei san to Tiree, on the Scotch coast, has di minished its roll from IS degrees to about degrees. It is a vessel of 44 tons dis placement and Its gyroscope weighs seven tons. It is close to being stable even in a severe storm; and la certain ports, riding at anchor, it Is used as a dock to which the little lighters, dancing on the waves, tie up, and from which live stock may he safely landed. Such a gyroscope as successfully operates on the Louchiel Is being Installed on a Hamburg-American coastwise liner at a cost of about 137.500. A dlstnnt relative of Admiral Sperry, an electrical experimenter of high profes sional standing, Hirer A. Sperry, has turned from the Kuropean "passive" gyro scope and theorized along new lines. His Invention is being Instnlled on a model of one of the new battle Hhips. The Navy de partment is co-operating with hlin In his experiments. His is the "active" gyroscope, and therein differs from all former adap tations of the flywheel and rotary klo-i. His Instrument Is able to Impart control Impulses in any given direction in rapid succession. The swing of the European gyroscope is that obtained from the com paratively smill angle of mrtion of the ship Itself. The Sperry gyroscope gains a full anglo swing, as Tt functions Inde pendently of the motion of the ihlp. More simply stated, the ship must rock to make. the European gyroscope operate. In the Sperry gyroscope, external power for de veloping control is larnoly derived from the oscillating parts of the machine itself. It develops more powerful Impulses with which to fight the rolling ship, and it is far lighter In weight than the European model. It makes up In activity what Is lost In weight. If this Internment should Indeed hold a vessel on a steady keel ocean travel will lose many of Its insecurit'es. Collier's Weekly. One on the Man of Method. "Don't wait for me," he said to his bet ter half. "I may be rather late; but 'bus iness is business,' you know, and can't be helped." The next morning the man of method was far from either looking well or feeling well. At breakfast he sat ll.st'cssly toylnij with his toast and coffee, while his spouse sat stonily silent behind the coffee pot. The breakfast room clock was equally silent. "Maria, my dear, there must be some thing wrong with that clock; I am sure I wound it up last night," remarked the husband. "No." answered his wife, "you wound up Freddv's music box instead, and had ii plaving "Home, Sweet Home' at 3 o'clock in the morning.. The hall clock has ulso stopped, and you have screwed your cork screw right Into the telephone. ."Judge. I'erlls of K u clue Cab, The always possible danper that some thing may happen to an tnglneer who Is driving a railroad train was ugain placed in evidence recently on a fast freight on the Reading railroad near Sharnokin, Pa. The engineer thrust his head from the cab window, when a plank from a lumber car on a siding struck him on the temple, rendering his Henseless. The leaderiess train rushed on for some time while the fireman failed to note anything unusaal until many curves were rounded at a high rate of speed and crossings iiassed without the usual warning whistle from the engi neer. W'lien lit last the fireman discovered the inert engineer he stopped the train, fortunately before serious consequences had resulted. Sr-ringficld Republican. Stomach Trouble. Your tongue is coated. Your breath is fouL Headaches come and go. These symptoms show that jour stomach is the trouble. To remove the cause is the first thing, and Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets will do that Easy to take and most effective. An Appeal to the Voters of Omaha We, the undersigned tax payers of the city, being thoroughly familiar with the situation and having the best interests of the City at heart, would advise all voters to vote against the $6,500,000 Water Bonds, as we do not think they should be voted before the case is finally adjudicated in the Supreme Court of the United States. The voting of the Bonds now would look like a surrender and might have a serious influence against the City's case. Ilome Miller, Rome Hotel. Ralph Kitchen, Paxton Hotel, i'olf Hanson, Hanson Cafe. .1. W. Hill., Jr., Her Grand Hotel. Arthur C. Smith. President M. E. Smith Co. Ward M. Burgess, Vice President M. E. Smith Co. Thomas C. Byrne, President Byrne-Hammer Dry Goods Co. George L. Hammer, Vice President Byrne-Hammer Dry Goods Co. Daniel B. Fuller, Vice President Byrne-Hammer Dry Goods Co. W. G. Carpenter, Secretary Carpenter Paper Co. E. E. Bruce, President E. E. Bruce Co. C. E. Beliwell, E. E. Bruce Co. C. F. Weller, Richardson Drug Co. M. W. Ryerson, Richardson Drug Co. F. C. Patton, Richardson Drug Co. F. P. Klrkcndall, Vetter-Davlson AVall Paper Co., Will L. Yetter. Midland Glass and Paint Co., F. N. Judson. Lee-GlaEs-Andreesen Hardware Co., C. M. Andreesen, Treas. Hayden Bros., Robert Cowell, Vice President Thomas Kllpatrlck Co. Miller, Stewart & Beaton Carpet and Furniture Co., D. D. 'Miller, Prea Peoples Store, 16th and Farnam. Henry J. Abrahams, Omaha Furniture fc Carpet Co. A. J. Simpson Son & Co., Carriage Manufacturers. Morris Levy, Nebraska Clothing Co. R. S. Wilcox, Browning, King & Co. F. S. King. King-Swanbon Co. Omaha Paint & Glass Co., W. H. White, President. Dreibus Candy Co. A. C. Dreibus. Jacob Copp. Nebraska Fuel Co., J. E. C. W. Hull Co., C. W. J. H. Sunderland. HavenB-Whlte Coal Co. Harmon & Weeth Co. Omaha Ice & Cold Storage Co., Frank Lehirter. Albert Edholm, Jeweler, 16th and Harney. A. Mandelberg, Jeweler, 1523 Farnam Street. C. E. Shukert. Furrier. 15th and Harney. Chas. E. Burmester, Jr., Her & Co. Frank B. Johnson, Omaha Printing Co. Edward F. Riley, Riley Bros Co. Raapke Grocery Co., G. L. Raapke. H. A. Raapke, Architect, 622 Bee BIdg. Myers-Dillon Drug Co., P. B. Myers, President Hobs & Swoboda, Florists. W. H. Schmoller, President Schmoller & Mueller Piano Co. Thos. F. Parker, Manager Columbia Phonograph Co. Nebraska Cycle Co., Geo. E. Mickel. Arthur F. Smith. A. F. Smith Co. Joseph Houska, 2603 Sherman Avenue. A. Hospe Co., A. Hospe, President. J. P. Cook Co., James Cook. , Updike Grain Co.. N. B. Updike, President Edward Updike. 3612 Farnam. Cavers Elevator Co., J. A. Cavers. Boyer Van Kuran Lumber & Coal Co. Black, The Hatter. W.' C. Bullard. Bullard. Hoagland.' Benedict Co. Geo. A. JoHlyn, President Western Newspaper Union. John A. Scott, agent estate F. L. Ames. C. B. Nash Co., L. F. Crofoot. Pexton Real Estate Co.. W. A. Paxton, Jr., President. J. H. Millard, Omaha National Bank. William Wallace, Omaha National Bank. John D. Crelghton, First Natiotial Bank BIdg. John M. Daugherty, First National Bank Bldg. K. C. Barton. J. C. Root, Woodmen of the World. John T. Yates, Woodmen of the World. Geo. H. Fltcbett, Supt. Woodmen of the World Bldg. Alfred C. Kennedy, Real Estate. Fred A. Nash, President Omaha Electric Light & Power Co. John Grant, Grant Paving Co. Geo. W. Loo mis. E. H. Hoel. I, i : F. W. Corliss. 1 Wm. P. Mumaugb, Contractor, Tetard, Manager. Hull, President.