THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 2, 1909.
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
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.
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 .
We cannot and will not use the $3,000,000 of bonds
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
If the bonds are voted, they will not be issued, nor will
they bear interest, until the water works are acquired by
No more of said bonds will in any case be issued than
are actually necessary for the acquisition of the plant.
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.
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
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 . '
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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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"Maria, my dear, there must be some
thing wrong with that clock; I am sure
I wound it up last night," remarked the
"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.
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.
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.
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,
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