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THE REE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, MAY 15. 1000.
NEW EXPERIENCES AWAITS THE SAVINCLYINCLINED AT THE NEW STORE Have You Profited Half-Minute Store Talk We claim to be pretty Industrious we are busy everv business dsv selling the best clothes In the world. Rut our guarantee beats us. It Is working overtime harking up every claim we make for our clothes. We sometimes take a bit of recreation, e!cp some, too but our guarantee never quits U Is working every minute, every day, every year and has the steadiest Job In town. . Faithful Ally, that guarantee protects our reputation by protecting our customer's welfare. by Our Great I Boy's Suit Sale V r it 5 h i I . ! ,'i i If not It Is because you haven't come in to investigate. The sale now in progreea at this store Is not to be confused with the weekly "Special Sales" about town. Every garment of ferred Is of our regular stock, greatly reduced in price because they have proven such good sellers as to leave slightly bro ken lines which we desire to close nut. THE HOME OF QUALITY CLOTHES This Store has a Mission to Perform It is to supply thp people of'Oniaha and vicinity with quality clothes at prices lower than the same grades in other stores. If we had to sell our goods at the same prices others stores charge for like qualities we wouldn't have a very valid excuse for ex pecting your patronage. Put the methods used by us in buying enable us to faithfully fulfill our mission. The only ones who doubt our statements are the ones who don't come in. 93 TO $5 SLITS SOME WITH 2 PA lit KNICKERBOCKERS. $7 TO $11 SL ITS EVERV ONE HAND TAILORED $50 -3 Listen to our spring suit argument Things to Consider The stilts we sell for liovs are not to be considered In comparison with those Hold In most store, yet we spII them every day In competition with the various lin'S nhotit town. The reason is simple, our high quali ties and low prices are apparent to all. Consider then th savlnps we offer to all who visit this store In the r.oy's behalf. k Spring Oxfords Ve certainly have some great shoe values here and a diversity of styles and lasts not at all like what you'd expect at n olntiips store, in fnp.r.. it. would SA have to be a pretty husky shoe store to show a greater line of styles and lasts. Our Henoh' Mode Oxfords at $3 display all the finest points of hlgh- class shoe building. Our $3 Oxforda appeal particu larly to men accustomed to paying $4. Our Little Gent's Shoe and Oxfords sizes 9 to 13-2 are a quality never sold In Omaha for leas than $2.60, yet our price la S2.00. i mPMmm Price and Value the Basis of Clothes Buying Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. If the price out weighs the value they don't balance and you are the loser. The fact that nearly all clothing is much alike in appearance ac counts for so many people selecting inferior grades. The aver age man buys a couple of suits ayear and can't be ex-, pected to be a judge has to take some one's word for it Consequently many people accept the claims made for in- ferior clothes under the belief they are saving money. We claim to save you considerable money but don't ask you Your money back if it isn't so. 3H I l YniirSrrin0Hfif w - r ---o "v. ..Ml U.nnnlnt Vmi If Vnil come to this store for It. We I.'1" want you to be particular when you come to us we are particular VXr wVam m.A tn " i ha tiaf lllAllriM V M HUTU " V fS V. urn, ..... f .1 everrthlne about our hats must Ah A'v v it. .V. . V..... K In yHl' . ,W order that they will he right when fjff I jJf we sell them fMM Ifjl r. . u-. linn fi Li Ll Stetsons f.l.BO to f 12 i 13, tnnrni uonn i si.w and, lest you forget, the best hat. beyond ques tion erer sold In Omaha for $3.00. aV r N J 1 . 1 P ? A t rv tn Lo nnr worn mr l r A Shrill d: S):li? Suit Prices and Values tha; balance according to King-Swanson's standard of value giv ing. That means a decided saving in dollars and cents for our standard of value-giving compels us to pile on the value instead of the price. Being the largest clothing store in the middle west it is only natural that we have the largest assortment that it is so is plainly evident to any visitor. "We classify our Suits according to value rather than price, and our salesmen show prospective buyers wherein we save you $3 to $5. We eliminate all guess work on your part by assuming all the risk. Your money is payable on demand if your clothes don't suit. Time to come out in Spring Haberdashery The season is too far advanced to permit of you neglecting the little nicc- w ties of your attire and this store's repu tation for furnishings is too well estab lished to permit of you neglecting our in vitation to come in and look. Classy Ties 50c and up Shirts This Is often called the shirt store of Omaha. Miofe&rtans, tl.50 up S. W.'S, 3.00 up and some awfully stunnlnn patterns at $1 and 11.60. Und erwear It Is safe to change now and your comfotr demands It. Union Bnlts, $1 to 910 Shirts or Draws: 500 to a.50 Nebraska tax lawyers get hearing SMSMSBMM ' Scribner and Folleys Appear Before State Equalization Board. r Nebraska ASSERT ROADS PAY TOO MUCH Tax Commissioners Make Some Inter est I ait Comparisons in Endeaver to Keep Dona Valuations of Railroads. (From a Staff Correspondent) LINCOLN, May 14. (Special.) The State Haid of Ekiuallzatlnn held Us first open meeting today to listen to the arguments .f Tax Cuninilssloner A. W. 8crlbner of the Union I'aclftc and T. A. Folleys of the Omaha & Minneapolis railroads. Both tax commissioners made showing In an attempt to prove to the board that their roads vrre assessed too hlch compared with cither property In the stale, an dthe Union 1'ai'tric endeavored to show that its road was u.owsned out of proportion to other roads In other states. Mr. Scrlbucr Insisted that the state of Nkjtkka wt realizing taxes on property of his rn;td m which It was not entitled. Iio made the statement that the Union Pa li ov.ned stock In auxiliary companies c.iiteltle of the property of the Union Pn liflc prnpiT to the amount of W7.376.45rt, In-vrtim-nti In stocks of the market value cf $4.ii,M, bonds to the value of HI .823. -2u). making a total holdings of H65.S(,24fl ownod outside of the rsilnmd property. He Irristt'd this amount was not assessable in this stale. He argued also that the board should value the property strictly on what the property Is worth, and on the same fcaals Its frelsnt rates should be fixed. After deducting tha outside holdings, he said his own company was capitalised on a net valuation of $53,810 a mils, market value. In Nebraska he said the boar dhad fixed the actual value of the main line at 1107.500 a mile, and the branch lines at Mti.ooo a mile, Mr, Seribner's Comparisons. In comparison with this valuation in Ne braska, Mr. Bcrlbner filed the following, showing the value ot other roads In other states: Iowa Burlington main Una, IflO.Oof) per mile, all double tracked; Chicago A North western main line. $i2,8oO per mile; Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Paul, 44, 000 per mile; Rock Island main line. $46,300 per mile. Illinois Burlington, 849 miles, of which 303 miles Is double trscked, actual valuation per mile, $47,366; Northwestern, 467 miles, of which 246 miles Is double tracked, actual valuation per mile, $47,365. Wisconsin Burlington main line St. Paul to Chicago, which Is outlet for Great North ern and Northern Pacific business, actual value $V).0il0 per mile. Kansas Santa Fe msln line, 488 miles, of whU'h 200 miles Is double tracked, actual value $51,773 per mile; Union Pacific main line In Nebraska, actual value $107,600 per mile: Union Pacific and Omaha A Repub lican Valley, 42S.S miles, actual value $46,000 per mile. Mr. Scrlbner argued that other property had not been assessed on the same be sis as had railroad property and he filed with the hoard a statement of land srles with the assessment of the land named tn the deeds to show that the assessment was below the sales value of the land. His comparison was on 1,121.160 acres trans fetred, which was sold for a total of $34,- Nebraska' pi -row Ladies' $5.00 and $4.00 AH Leathers All Styles AH Sizes All Lasts at Sixth Floor Paxlon Clock Sampleshoeman Alexander Open 10 p.m. S18.733, and which had been assessed (actual valuer at $26,209,755. Land Valaes. His table showed the following compari son of the sales value and the assessor's value of the land In question by counties: Averrge Assessor's Bales Value Value. Per Acre. Boone $46.75 $37.16 Buffalo 386 28.8S Butler 77 03 65.61 Cheyenne 10.66 6.83 Colfax 78 SO 63 Custer 19.33 14 30 Dawson 29.43 24.36 Deuel 11. SO 6.61 Dodge 7X98 SS.53 Douglas 90.78 65.42 Oage , 66.80 6o.'M Oreeloy 28 23 16 90 Hall 4879 40.8 Howard 31.62 26.12 Keith 12.47 6 .73 Kimball 7.41 4.76 Lancaster 67 62 52.96 Lincoln 13.74 7.83 Madiaon 4.41' 46.49 Merrick 47.71 3? 3; Nance 43 24 82.40 Platte 68 80 47.97 Polk 66.80 54.86 Sarpy 76.96 67.01 Paunders 80.71 tio.oo Sherman 25.61 Jl 55 Valley 29.16 20.72 Showing- br Poller. Mr. Polleys discussed at length the vari ous methods of arriving at tha valuation of a railroad. His statement closed wi'.h the following recapitulation: (1 Ai computed by the formula de scribed for the capitalization of gross earn ings, net earnings and maintenance charges pt-r mile, the average commercial value in 1"9 of all the railroads of the United States (over 230,0u miles) Is about $64,000 per mile. (2) As computed by the same formula the average commercial value in 19!9 of the 4O.0HO miles of railroad comprised In the seven railway systems whose lines partly lie In Nebraska is $62,642 per mile. (3) As computed by the same formula the average commercial value of the enitre Omaha railway system In 1S9 Is $46,232 per mile. t4i Based upon a joint consideration of relative track density and relative gross earning power per mile, the railroad sys tem of the entire state of Nebraska (com prising something more than 6.O00 miles) Is ralrly worth per mile in 1909 about 91.10 per cent of the average commercial value per mile of the entire 40,000 miles of rail road contained in the seven systems whr lines extend Into Nebraska: that is to sav. 91.10 per cent of $o2.642 per mile, which produces $47,967 per mile as the fair market value of the entire railroad system of Ne braska in 1909. (5) Based upon a similar consideration of relative track density and relative gross earning power per mile, that portion of the Omaha system which lies in Nebraska cannot be fairly said to have a commercial value In 1909 of mora than 83 of the average commercial value per mile of the entire system; that Is to say 83 per cent of $45, S or $37,642 per mile. (6) The commercial value per mile in 19u9 of the lines of the Omaha system In Nebraska ($37,642) bears a ratio of only 78.28 per cent to the average commercial value of the entire railroad system of the state, $47,967 per mile. Justice requires that our assessed value should be proportion ately no higher than our commercial value and yet. In 1908, the actual value per mile placed by this bjiard upon our Nebraska lines waa 93.21 per cent of the average per mile for the entire railroad system of the state. (7t By no possible method of railway valuation. ba?d upon facts and either recognized In practice or sanctioned bv reason, can the Nebraska lines of the Omaha system he fairly declared to be worth today as much as the $41,440 per mile at which they were valued last year by this board. Ths laws of Nebraska do not contemplate nor are they meant to permit the assessment for taxation of the prop erty of any individual or corporation within the borders of the state at more than its full market value. The refusal of thl board to tills year grant a material re ducliun In the assessed vslue of the Omaha company's property in Nehrsska will be. not taxation, hut CMiflsratlon. Parker Morel y Disappointed. Big batches of big troubles are looming up for Governor Bhallenberger and the un fortunates of the stste will sjffer along with the O'Neill governed executive. V. a Parker, the victim of misguided cunli- Nebraska dence and the double cross, ala the liberal element pf the state, has decided to quit working at the Lincoln Insane asylum. Mr. Parker, so he tells, was promised a Job at the head of the asylum laundry at $70 a month and keep and his wife was to take a minor position at $36 and found. So he was very happy and contented. Then along comes a letter fl-om the superin tendent telling him the place at the head of the laundry did not wash put his way and another had It and he was placed In the kitchen, though the $70 a month was to go with the new Job. Then Parker made a mistake and got sick. When he reported he waa offered a Job out in the garden, where the weeds grow and must be pulled and where the pay is $35 a month. So Parker has decided to nurse a grudge and quit It all. state Experts at Banquet. Governor Bhallenberger and Adjutant General Hartlgan went to Fairbury this afternoon to attend the annual good roads banquet to be held In that city tonight. The governor will speak n good roads for the country and the adjutant general will talk on good roads for the town. Fair bury has bullded one mile of model road, the city payLng half of the cost, and the government one-half, the work being done under the direction of a government ex pert. Illsh School Bonds Mnddled. It has about been decided that the city of Lincoln will not get its much-needed high school building under the late election results. .The bonds may have carried and they may have been defeated, the work of the election boards being so badly mixed up that it has not yet been figured out how matters stand. For that reason It Is thought now no effort will be made to issue the bonds until a special election hat been held. In the meantime Robert Malone has not yet started his contest to prevent Don Love from serving as mayor. As the Love ma jority was only fort-seven, Mr. Malone con cluded he would like to have the votes re counted so that he would feel satisfied he was either elected or defeated. It Is under stood, however, that he will start his pro ceedings shortly. Indictments in Federal Conrt. Eleven indictments and fuur not true bills were returned by the federal grand Jury, which reported to Judge T. C. Munger at the conclusion of Its three days' delibera tions late Thursday afternoon. But pim of the Indictments waa made known, the others being held because the Indicted per sons have not yet been apprehended. The one made known Is against Fred A. Belt, a traveling man for an Oklahoma City firm, charging him with fraud. Belt's manner of working, so It Is alleged by the government, was to solicit legitimate orders for his firm, and then pad the orders for future shipments In order to get extra com mitbk ns. One of the cases under Investigation in I which no indictment m-ss returned was that against Isaac J. Benzaquen, charged with n n 1 (ml. vLHl rm on ...dl TTT O O MdDrnii 1 7'" (CCS On account of the backward season we are compelled to sacrifice profits to unload our big stock of high grade Spring and Summer Woolens. Tn order to make a quick clean-up we offer you unrestricted choice of our $25.00, $30.00 anil $35.00 suitings for one week only. 4 Coat and Trousers Made to Order "We guarantee the fabric linings styles fit and workmanship to be the best ever offered by any tailoring concern in the business at anywhere near the price, or you need not accept the garments. Every garment to be cut, fitted and made in our own daylight workrooms by expert Omaha tailors. This is the chance of the season to buy first-class, made-to-measure suits at late season prices. Xo excuse to wear hand-me-downs while such prices prevail. Make your selection now take them at your convenience. T7TT 1 .era! HOTEL LOYAL BLDG. 219 No. 16th D. D. BECK, Mgr. swain 2 Words v Can't Tell how WELL you feel 10 days after quitting t'OFKKE and using POSTUM "There's a Reason" violating the internal revenue laws by sell ing cigars from broken packages. He set tled the matter with the government anl waa released from custody. BIk W. O. W. Initiation. Three thousand members of the Wood men of the World will invade Lincoln Satur day afternoon to be present at the class Initiation of the order, which will be held In the auditorium Saturday evening. About 1,000 candidates .will be taken into the order. A special train will be chartered from Omaha. The street parade which has been planned by the local committee will start at 7:30 o'clock. Justice put them undei ,ono bond, which they obtained, and their preliminary set for next Tuesday. Charged with C hlld-Beatloar. PAXTON, Neb., May 14. (Special.) A re port was circulated in the country about ten miles south that Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Barrett were mistreating a little girl of 4 years hom they had taken Into their fam ily. Beveral of their neighbors, with their wives, gathered there to Investigate ami. It Is asserted, found ths child so badly beaten that they took it away, filed a com plaint before the Justice and had Mr. and Mrs. Barrett arrested tnd brought to town, where they pleaded not guilty to the charges and asked (or a continuance. The Big Hotel for Ciordoa. GORDON, Neb., May 14. (Special Tele gram.) The contract for the erection of a two-story brick hotel waa let today to W. G. Traub, the contract price being fc,000. The hotel Is being built by a stock com pany composed of the business men of the town. Old Hesldent Loses Mind. NORTH TLA TTE, Neb., May 14.-(8pe- cial.) Orlando Murphy, a middle-aged bachelor living about three miles north of Sutherland, became violently Insane early this morning and was brought to the county Jail In this city for safe keeping. Murphy has been in ill health ror some time and this is thought to have caused him to loose his mind. When first noticed this morn ing he was running across a neighbor field in his night attire. He is under ths delusion that a number of persons are pur suing him. He Is carefully guarded in Jail here. He Is an old lesident of the county and Is well known and highly respected. Hehekah Lodge Meeting. BEATRICE. Nrb.. MBay 14.-(8peclal.)-The seventeenth semt-snnual district con vention of the Rebekah lodge was held here esterday afternoon and last evening. Delegates were In attendance from Blue Springs. Wjmore, Odell, De Witt and Be atrice. The afternoon was devoted to dla. (Continued on Fifth Page.) AVER'S I-IAIK VIGOK Hair falling out? Troubled with dandruff? Want more hair? An elegant dressing? InCTOffipnta SuMwr. Clwsrisi. Qainin. Sodium fhlorid. liigrguignis. VMMI. s.Ifc Alcohol. Wator. Perfoma. We believe doctor endorse this formula, or we would not put It up. Does not Color the Hair J Cl 1 TTE rVuHTAUT TWM Vlll, 1 : i ti t n ;t f u" t r I : 1 it If