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MERGERS STOPPED BY COURT President of Telephone Company States Hii Position. TWO COMPANIES TO CONTINUE 1ot ! that In Tsnna nhrrr the loilr Want Two t omnaales Hulk I'oniimn.oa Will Itriunln. C E. Yost, articrnl mimuKt-r of the Nebraska Telephone company, referring to the char-Hps of e. J lllltin Hint- 1 ho rales o the company In Omaha were nair. mat a merger wax planned ami competition threatened, td that while reveial telephone companies in Nebraska naa oeen purchased, the courts had re (trained the Nebraska comniinv from e erchdng control and that since the people appeared opposed M a idnle company Klvlnf the service In any town," two companies would continue to exlt. "We have purchased control of some teirpnnne companies In Nebraska." said Mr. Yost, "but have been restrained by the courts from participating In the con trol of them. We believe the people in some towns are of the opinion that two telephone, companies are an economic waste and a positive nulranre. Kven if we were allowed by law to iniiko. mcmer we would only do bo In towns where a majority of the patrons requested that it be done. We would do it the Fame as we have in Des Moines. A card vote was taken on consolidation after we had nur- chaaed the stock of the so-called Inde pendent company and the exchange were conaojidated. The people are more than satisfied, with the result. "Do you Increase rates when a merger is effected or plan to operate at the i-ame rates?" was sked. "We do not Inert iso rates. We a-lve thn same rates for the consolidated service as for the tingle exchange service. If patron at certain points In this stato were in favor of it we would like to make certain mergers." "Is It true, as Mr. Dunn charges, that J-ou charge M cents on 2 residence phones after tho tenth of the month?" "Yes. Tho Justice of that policy hs been questioned, hut the courts have held mat it is a reasonable rule." jjo you tnrnn ttio contract your patrons sign exempting your comuanv from blame In case of poor service at a critical time a fair one?" "Yes, No telephone syrtem 4 iwrfin and wo do the best we can to make our service as good as any, an 1 It Is. We have experts watching the rialf million sold ered connections back of the boards all the time and carefully Investigate all complaints. Something might be wrong, the connection out of order, . the bell refuse to ring at the other end or some thing wrong with the wire. While we trace this defect and remedy It we should not be held responsible for the damage that might result from It to a patron who needed connection Immediately." Many Alaska Cases Settled by Decision Sylvester R. Mush, special asslHtant to the attorney general of the United States, In speaking of the Alaska coal and laud .rands which were belns Investigated by federal authorities said: According to the dispatches from Wash ington the t'nlted Mtatea supreme court l.as reversed United States District Judge Hanford on his ruling last March Quashing the Indictment in tho cane of Charles F. Mundy and Archie W. Hlilelds, Involving a conspiracy to defraud the Vnlted Hta'es of ti.On) acres of Alaska coal lands, valued at flO,UUO,X. This case was bruiiKht on for trial In Judge Han ford's court at Sentlh. iiml Mfter . thiv Jury was empaneled the defendant's conn- ael riled a motion utralnst the Indictment, upon tho ground that the entries such n charged were leaal und proper entries. The Alaska Development company was the corporation to whom the land was to be deeded and, Incidentally, the 1'acific Coal and Iron company was mentioned in connection vlth the operations of the Alaska Development company, referred to as an alien corporation. Judge Hunford held that It was no vio lation of the law or citizens or resi dent corporations to ucqulio more than 320 acres of coul lurid, the limit flxod by statute, throu.jli collusive entries, with an agreement to transfer the title, but sustained the Indictment on the techni cality that the Pacific. Coal and Iron company was un uhen corporation, beek Ing to acquire this land contrary to law. Hnce the Alaska' Development company was pravticuliy tho only corpo.atiori that Jiad received conveyances of theBe lands it would have been very embarrassing for the government to proceed under that construction of tho indictment und the law. We, therefore, secured consent tu the withdrawal of a Juror, and a motion to quash the Indictment. We. however, abandoned for all time the alloKat.cn of the elicit character of the l'ucltio Coal and Iroa company. Tho Indictnunt was thereupon quashed and under tho lav.' of the I'nlted States, and by tids means, we succeeded 'n taking the care up on error to the supreme court of the l otted Mates. The ruling of the supreme court In this particular settles not only the law of this, but four o'.'icr cases, ut Seattle, Spokane, t hieajj and Detroit, in all Involving tibout C ' fraudulent entries ut Alaska' coal lands. Film Concern Wins Injunction Contest Dan;er of fire In connection with the handing of a moving picture film busl no Is net great enough to warrant pro hibition of the occupancy of a building by a film company. So held Judge A. C Troup when he denied the application of the Western Vnlon Telegraph company for an Injunction restraining A. V.. Hrom- ley. owner of the old Omaha National Hank building. Thirteenth and Douglas streets, from leasing the first floor of the building to the (leneral Film company. Judge Troup held that If the film com pany's rules and regulations regarding the handling of its business are complied nun ny me employes, there Is no greater danger from fire than exists In buildings of many commercial Institutions. Films are inflamnble. said the court, but many other commodities are Inftamablc, Mod ern conditions make them necessary, and wherever they are handled and used there Is more or less danger of fire; but. even so. It cannot be argued that persons hand ling such commodities should be prohib ited from occupying buildings for the transaction of thrlr business. Arrested for Law Violation Year Old When Captain Huycs, I'nlted States deputy, niarshul, ui rusted Joe Wagman, propiletor of a tuloon ut l.'lll Dons I a street for e. violation of the revenue laws comV.itted Over a year ago. Wag man wr. , surprised. It was w hile Wug man Vaa conducting the 'Vienna hotel," ut 113 Karnuni stieet. he la alleged to havo refilled bonded whiskey bottles and isold Inferior article of liquor under tho Kovernment's stamp, but over a year ago ho sold this hotel and bought a saloon on Douglas street. Late Monday afternoon he whs urrta.ed by Maishal llaye for the year-old of tenne. and wun taken, before CoiimiH tooner H. 8. Daniel, where he furnished bonds in the sum of :Mu fur his appear ii nee next Tuesday.. Frank Btunek, the South Omaha saloon keeper, arretted upon a similar charge last fvitmUay, was brought before Com missioner Daniel today, instead of Fri day, as was previously arranged. lie nettled bis cuso by paying a fine of and the cuala. WARM WEATHER RULES IN THE NORTHWEST According to railroad advices, the Black Dills of South Dakota Wiow the warmest sst on the northern portion of the weather map. At Dead wood. and all through the Hills the temperature was mounu tiegrees anove xcro. w:th a balmy atmosphere, much like spring. Out in Wyoming temperatures ranted as high h W degres. while Montana rs-m trailing along with aLout the tam U nipcraturu DONAHUE BELIVES THAT . M'MANIGAL WAS ALONE That Ortle McManlgal. who has con fessed to an attempt to blow up with dy namite the electric plant belonging to the Omaha & Council Hluffs Street 11,411 way company, worked In Omaha alone, made no Omaha acquaintance and held aloof even from strangers while In the city in July. l'JlO. is the opinion of Chief of Tollcj Donahue. "In his confession." said the chief, "Mc Manlgal said he had seen the force of workmen employed on the court house, 'I saw them from a theater,' he said. which must have been tho Hoyd. but he denied having met with any Omaha man and worked with him to destroy the new court house. "We have no evldene thnt he ever met and became acquainted witli an Omaha mun or ever met a stranger to talk with him. much le.s plan with him. while he was here. His movements while in the city were pretty thoroughly followed and It la my opinion that he didn't work In collusion with any Omaha men. "McManlgal said that he never entered the court house and denied absolutely that he hud met and worked with any body else while here. Personally' however, the chief Is of the opinion that McManlgal had a hand In the blowing up of the hu!f-flnished court house, either being personally concerned in It or with a gang which perpetrated the outrage. y-uVAAJtjii,.m,!'.Ti'i'. inamasKaaea STOPS Toothache Instantly. Does not dry up. Cleanses tha cavity. Destrcys bad odor. Dent's Toothache Gum All DrussUte ISc a 2i A Jail '$ in all thtiirlr$ttrltt;i.u lZCCn:iirlTi lh$ Pianola Piano diifiaeinf U.$ Piano of older t,pr. JCIIjS;.--g. The Passing of the Silent Piano rpiIE whole world is awakening to an appreciation of music. In America and abroad England, Europe, far-off Australia instruments of modern invention, designed to furnish music for the home, are daily becoming more popular. Foremost among these is The Pianola Piano The Piano that anyone can play No other musical instrument ever devised makes so intimate and so general ah appeal as the Pianola Piano. The average person of today wants io take an active part in his pleasures does not want too much done for him. The Pianola Piano demands intelligent co operation on the part of its performer. It does not merely flay itself the performer plays it; I uts into the music the best expression that is in lim, and takes keen personal satisfaction in the musical results that he achieves. c . The piano has long ben tte favorite Supplanting home instrument. In receut years. the Piano the home h hardly been deemed of older type comPlele without it. And vet. splendid instrument though it is, the piano that can be played only by hand is almost always disappointing it is far too hard to play for many to enjoy it. All that has made the old piano so popular and more is offered by the modern pianaforte. the Pianola Pianc. It has the same keys for hand-playing and practice-, the same wealth of tone; the tame dignified and beautiful appears nee. In addition, it .has tha wonderful Pianola within its rase the one piano-player which enables anyone to play like an artist; which alone has those wonderful devices for expressing art in music the Metrostyle, Themodist, Graduated Accompaniment and Sustaining Pedal Device. C- VlIlf L m. ne 'm" n"s con' tor fOH to oee AUW about notice what is going cn all over getting a Pianola the world; for you to tko steps Piano J introduce music into your home. If you have no piano you certainly want one. To be without is almost a renroaeh. And surelv.if vou buy one now, ycu want the latest and best the Pianola Piano. If you have a piano of the old type "the silent piano" now is the time to relinquish it. Never will it be worth so much in exchange for a Pianola Piano as at this present moment. . yt r . When you come to buv the I he Importance Pianola Piano, however, make Of the Player sure it is tin Pianola Piano that you secure, for only in this wsy can you obtain tho advantages of the famous Pianola. No matter how good the jmoho mar be, the music will be no better than the flayer contained in the piano makes it. )ou should consider the piano but consider firnt the player-metion, for it is that which eithrr gives vou, or fails to give you, tut full enjoyment of the viano'e p'otti tilitxes. There is but oes p'.syer action which has received serious musical recognition from the world's master musicians Paderewski, Strauns, Josef llofmaun. Moszkowski, Rosenthal, DeBusFy, and three hundred others of the greatest living louiposers, pianists and teachers. Thil paytT-action the Pianola. There is but one Pianola. It is made only by the Aeolian Company. It may be obtained either as a de tachable cabinet piano-player, or in a single case with the piano in this form known as The Steinway, Weber, Steck, Wheelock or Stuyvesant Pianola Piano Upright o .rM,? ienn ..n l'ianolai as separate instru- Pianola Pianos OOU. "P Pianola Pianos aOUU. UP wenta. adaptable to any piauo 250. UP Moderate monthly payments. , Allowances on other pianos taken in exchange SCHMOLLER & MUELLER PIANO CO. MANtiFAC rURERS, WHOLtSALKRS. RETAILERS 1311-1313 Farnam St. Omaha. Neb, Why Merchants Like The Intenso It is a 500 candle power Gas Arc This means a strong light L. IX . . . . jr.f I vxi Lm The light h diffused so that the goods are shown to best advantage This helps sales The Intenso consumes only 14 'feet of Gas pel hour. This means economy because you do not rc quire many Intensos for even very large spaces. It does not jump or flicker. This means that there is no strain on the eyes. Let us show what The Intenso will do in any large indoor space. Phone us to semi a rcprescnta-' tive who will go over your rccpaircments with you and explain our attractive selling terms. Complete lamp display at the gas office. 1 nis means yuu. . , OMAHA GAS CO. c l 14 ''m ' if See I lie Amaztaflly 'BeanBIa 1 Articles at the.... Christmas Fair of the Churches Court of the Bee Building DECEMBER 4 TO 20 Rare gifts for Christmas gathered from everywherecomforts, rugs, quilts, Chinese ware, fancy hand worked pieces, candies, home cooking, and art endless array of elegant gift-articles and delicious dainties. The following churches Will hf in nhnrrrt fjf w w mm m w w Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 6 and 7 Causes of Tvnewritpr Nnat A writer in a recent publication, divided type writer noise, i. e, that referring to the typewriter itself, like old Gaul, into three parts. First, that produced by the spacing mechanism. Second, that produced by the impact of the typo against tho platen. Th'rd. that produced by the shifting of (he car riage to make capitals. An analysis of these divisions, with reference to tho ".Smith Premier," discloses: As to the first (the noise produced by tho spacing mechanism) the Smith Premier is as quiet, if not more quiet, 'than any. As to the second (tho noiso produced by the im pact of tho type against tho platen) -it is less on the Smith Premier than on any other, because tho Smith Premier prints with a high speed, light weight, single -type bar, against a platen, firmly supported in a rigid carriage. As to the third-(that produced by tho shifting ot the carriage, or basket, to make capitals) Mhere is no such noise on the Smith Premier, be cause it has no shift. .Cme ,n our otttce or nd for our man to go to your of- ?"ih'V6 demonstration. You ara entitled to knSwled. about this niach ne you may hav. It. too. without danger of repeated doaea until you become .orry you Inquired. Wo don't "?" The Smith Premier Typewriter Co. , 19th and Douglas Sts. OMAHA, NEB. Branches in SIOUX CITY, LINCOLN, DES MOINES. GRAY HAIR MAKES YOU LOOK OLD CHURCHES CHAIRMAN RESIDENCE PHONE Grace Evangelical .Mrs. Geo. Marks. . 1623 Wirt St W. 3840 Cherry Hill Cong;. Mrs. E. S. Brewster.4714 No. 39th St W. 1271 First Christian . . Mrs. Rock 5805 Florence Bvd. . W. 1329 Parkville Cong. ..Mrs. Emery 2141 So. 34th St H. 1547 Be a good fellow and see the fair Under auspices of the Omaha Bee - I V-'. V f I (f m ft , BANISH YOUR GRAY HAIR By Using a harmless Remedy Made from Common Garden Sage, Gray hnlr In a mark of auc. and noth ing that tan be raid an to Its bounty will offirt the dlHtulvantngeii of tlila mark of nice Pt upon your brow. Wjfth'a Kbbb and Bulphur Hair Iloin- dy durkena the hair und reatorra It to its youthful lieauty. Our araridnrothn h snif their trnmltnot hi th befura them used a go arid milpliur for ((arkcnlnf their hnlr. Nothlnu his ever lifcn found more effective for this purpose than theae two time-honored roniolirs, but Wyeih. a modern clieniW, has om blnaJ tho two witli other Ingredients, which makes a dellchtful drasslna; for the liulr, and which not only removea f-ver- Irare of dandruff but promotes the srowtli tt the hair. It also stops (he hnlr from fulling out, and makes It beautiful. i. . All druggists are authorized to refund the money If it fails to do exactly as represented. lon't licalrrt your hair and don't r. sort to ohi-limo hair dye. det a bottle of Wyrth's Scjjb and Hulnhur from vour dr-URRiyt tuiiar, and notice the differ ence in your hair after a few day's Us-!. This iJi-priaratloii Is offered to th public st fifty cents a bottle, and is recommended und sold by all druggists. hliermim A- McG'onnell Drug Co., Cor. Kill anil Lo.lie. Cor. Ifith and lfarnv. Cor. IMth and i arnarn, l'07-9 N. ICth St., Loyal Hotel. T-r inill-IHMIMIM I t . IiS Ti-H-kK Property For Nh!o f1 M P" ATra, Owner, ' 1 f XT14 Wabatar at. sx ii ii in n i, -,.1, ' TMsUcJl I'i u kago S I8Ci1:, ror. tHti and UoiIku Hi., prkc. ( Ui IJi;, coi . Ht It miU 1(m iSU.. pricn . . t nr. lt n tnj ( npiiul Avi., pru e. . S.t-- MxU';( r. lull bimI ChiHo1 Av , yrh-r.. l.W! xlM', mr. Kill aixl IiyritMrt Hu , pri fc.'K) Kti. !(. yili and lot tt on ltvtiport. prUe ?,0kj c.r. KM ti and I ailtu Aw CtxJX' near !t H aniJ Itoug.tii, prtr On a-Htiry atunu bulhllm, i'i ft. at to ann IuuKlan Ona 4-nI.iry trt bjlldioa. 40 (t. lih and luut;laa Ijrtra. "Ncxt Best Thing'.!9' iiut tlis Oreat ('bjacuon lis lult, ttl Castor oil as oil, Is a. Illrsl 1V rV2r -kas brra.lt UaowiaexN.,t ., 15,V IV U II F II S 'l he Mrit" remedy now la JUack burn's t'aacaHoyal-r'llla. inada ot castor oil, pure, reflaral Sulphur combined and concrntratea with casuarin. Olniier, V lid Lrmoo. etc.. Into Utile auKar-eoutea ulll. eatlei Mlarhliara's t'upal'.ural-llls. lirllKhirully arllvc with no xripe or pain. Trial l'uckage Kree. iiuglbt luc aud Sfcc OascaRo 9 i ral-Pill I i . cuuu -At i oil a- i.HAtaV