Newspaper Page Text
CEMENT SHOW IS BROUGHTTO CLOSE Sr. G. E. Condra Delivers Dis cussion on "Coarse Aggre gates" Before Convention, BOOST ?OE GOOD BO ADS The Midwest Cement show is a matter of history. That is, the 1917 show is history. Of course, there will be one in 1918. At 9 o'clock last night the voting in the contest for the ce ment house tob e given way officially closed, and the how closed soon aft er. Many hundreds of people saw the show this year. Larger crowds than in previous years attended. There were more exhibits, and, in fact, prac tically all the available floor space in the municipal auditorium was occu pied by exhibits. The matter of who wins the cement house will probably not be definitely settled for a few days, as it will take some time for the judges to read all of the replies, or votes in the contest. Meantime the material for the house will rest in the basement of the Auditorium, to be claimed by the winner when the an nouncement comes. Dr. George E. Condra of the Uni versity of Nebraska opened the pro gram at the convention of the Mid west Cement Users' association at the Hotel Rome Saturday, with a dis cussion on "Coarse Aggregates," in which he dealt as a geologist with the various crushed rock materials that go to the making of substantial concrete. Percy Wells of Omaha, president of the George Washington National highway, spoke on this and other na tional highways, assuring the cement men that 4he day is not far distant when these will he paved from end to end with smooth, hard concrete, and that the men before him in the asso ciation will be the ones who will have to furnish the substantial material for this work. S. E. Searle of Omaha, one of Ne braska's constant road boosters, spoke on the economic value of good roads to a community or state; George Walz of Fremont, consul of the Lin coln Highway association, talked on the progress the Lincoln Highway is making. T. H. Johnson, city engineer of Sioux City, . talked on concrete roads and the experience Sioux City has had with them, and J. B. Mar. cellus of Kansas City spoke of con crete roads and their superiority to any other road that can be built, Soldiers' Home Notes Orand laland, Neb,, March 10. (Special.) Daniel Pa: ton, lata of Company L, Hlxth Missouri cavalry, paaeed away Thursday momma; at 1:10 o'clock at the Weft hot. pltal after an lllnaea af pnemonla. Ha waa admitted August IS, 1119, from Furnae county, and at that time waa 14 years af aae. ue waa. a aeuve os Alabama. , Reports arrived from the residence of ex-Commandant Zlmmerer at Lexington, Neb,, that ha la recovering nicely from hie aocfcleot at two week ago. Mrf. H. Ncsbtt has . rtqueeted a sixty day leajve of aboonoe, , , C ft Cope has takes elxty-day fur lough. .' W. ft ritmlng of Beaver City la vlalttnt at the west hospital with hla father-in-law, Den Payton, who la very low, suf fering with pneumonia. . Mary Blohop of Broken Bow, formerly a member of the home, oame from Newton, Ken., on Tueeday, where aha had been vie itlng. her eon. She waa readmitted and atelgned to rooms In tbo main building, tine le 17 yeara ot age and atoo the trip exceedingly well. Mrs. M. J, Wolfe.' Mra. M, Bell. K. (5. Wlman, Mra. D. Wallea and Henry Warden nave reiuraea rroru furloughs. My New Fabrics For Spring and Summer Are now ready for your inspection. Many exclusive patterns are in cluded which will appeal to you as a lover of correct attire. Tailored according to the latest style to conform with your person ality. Dependable Suitings Tailored to your order $30 TO $50 1S12M Five Years at 1324 Farntm . Street Dr. .IcKenney Says: "Why will you let bad teeth handicap you in health and appearance? Good teeth will give you both good health and good looks. "Let us tell you all about it no charge for consulta tion." - But Silnr Filling Woadwr Plato worth IIS to $25, c . EY 14th and Farnara Sts. 1324 Farnam Street ; , Phoa. Douglas 2S73 NOTICE Out-of-towa patraaa eaa g.t Plata, Crowns, Bridges and Filling, complata in 1 day. Hsu rat 8: J0 A. M. to 6 P. M. WedJioaa'.yt ad Saturdays Till (P.M. Not Opea Sunday DEPOSITS GROWING, REPORTSJNDlCATE Loans and Discounts Increase Only Third as Fast as Deposits. WHAT THE BEPOBT SHOWS (From a Staff Correspondent.) Lincoln, March 10. (Special.) De posits in the 846 State banks of Ne braska have increased $26,064,272.44 since the last report made November 17. 1916. according to the report of the condition of these banks issued by the State aBnking board today. Loans and discounts have increased $7,822, 112.33. The report in full is as fol lows: Haeonrce. Leane and dlacountl 1111.111,1)1 .16 Overdrafla 1,021, SUMS Bond, aacurttles, clalma, ale. 2,4I,&2I.ib Itue from National and State bank ei.Ml.llI.il Purnitura and flxtureo 4,129, 131. H Other real aatata 291.11 Current espensee, taiea and Intereat paid 1,1!, 111. I! Caah Itema not to be Included In estimating reserve 117,871.01 Caah J. bn.in.lt Total 210,167,111). Id UsMlltlee. Capital flock paid la I 11, 104,100.00 196. IS, 21 071,110.17 Surplua fund Undivided proflta 1. Dividends Un paid S 11,110.11 Individual de- Josile sub set too heck ll.2!.724.:l Demand certlfl eatea of de- poellf 13,!1M!S.7I .... Time certlfl- catea of de petit 74,111,401.11 r Due to Na- .' tlonal and bank 1.411,011 17 111,911,101.11 Notea and oil If redlacounted. 161,170,11 Bills payable s. 116,170.11 Depositors guaranty fund.... 1,111,141.61 Reserved far uses......... 17,611.02 Total 1220,167,310.10 Railway Mail Clerks Chaff Under the Hardships of Eiules (Cadttaaed from Fires 1-aff ,) on the road are entitled to $1,500 per annum after eight years of service, while the terminal men are only rated up to $1,200 per year. The policy is to take clerks from road duty, place them in terminals and reduce their salaries. What a prospect for a clerk to face, when after yeara of faithful service, after reaching the maximum salary, he is arbitrarily reduced. Greater Strain. Now to the crowning triumph of old man Economy. Ever since the establishment of the railway mail service the fact has been recognized that a man compelled to work on a moving train was under a great Dhvsical (train. All railroads recog nize this fact and make allowance for it. The average postal clerk was compelled to put in at much, and ouita often more, time than a train man, Now when railroad, man comes off his run the time oft It hit own to do at he pleases., .Not to the postal clerk. He is owned, body and soul, by the department, who make the claim that all of hit time must be made subiect to its pleasure. Besides the road duty, the clerk is compelled to make two examinations a year, hat to memorize from 1,500 to Z.UOU otticei, naa to Keep an tchemet and achedulet corrected, must memorize a cute' little book called the black book, eontain- Dodge Stmt. i reem C A. I Boat Z2k ; fl I He.vi.at Brldf ti . 3UC Cold Crow.: ... 4 Work, p.r tth. H $5-$8-$10 DENTISTS Fro , No Students Lady Attendants. g rules and regulations (he has to memorize tnis complete, as each year he is 'compelled to answer seventy questions taken at random out of it); must prepare slips for his distribution (this last item alone requires at least thirty minutes daily), and it always subject to call for extra duty, without pay. The de partment heretofore has always recognized this fact and has made an allowance of two hours a day for this work, not an excessive allowance by any means. Demand More Time. It has been the custom to demand from a clerk at least six and no more than six hours and thirty minutes actual road duty. This is really more time than conductors or brakemen on passenger trains put in, with no study or preparation for road duty at home. But now orders nave Deen issuea oy which clerks on the road are forced to put in from six hours and fifty minutes to eight hours and fifteen minutes actual road duty, on on an average of about seven h(jirs and thirty minutes daily. By this crowning, slave-driving method, there will be about thirty- four clerks withdrawn from the road and put in terminals to be reduced, or they can have the choice of mov ing to some other division. 1 he ma jority of these clerks either own their homes here in this city, or else are paying for them, and if compelled to move must sacrifice a good deal, be sides paying their own expenses of moving. It seems to me that it is about time that the business men of this city were made aware of the rotten serv ice that thit efficient postmaster gen eral is forcing on them. It also means something to have the income of these clerks lost to them. The ac tual savins: to the department it so small, and considering that it is all taken from the hide ot the clerks, that it would teem no one could be a monster enough to cause this use less misery to these clerks that will be compelled to move. Now, Mr, editor, and you, Mr. Businessman, it when we need your support to have this inhuman plan revoked. No private corporation would have the audacity to force its employes to accept conditions of this kind. I he method employed here savors very much of conditions down south "befoh de wall." POSTAL CLERK. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. Jtmf Nlckeraon, dttputy United fit! mtrhftl, returned Saturday from Kinkakee, 111., whir ha waa during the ilcknesuj and death ot hla ted mother, She waa burled In Too lea. III. I. C. Berryman, n Income tat agent, working under Revenue Agent John A. Mc- CaPe, haa been tranerered to Bt. jjoum. : I ' arp hiMb attend our" i I nm : M f ex. I I nnnn Ifndiinnsy i 'iliu OMAHA iami'DAlf i: ihaKoH Reisner Takes Mild Shot at Lobbying By the Governor (From a Staff Correepo..,' ;nt.) Lincoln, March 10. (Special.) "Whenever the governor of the state of Nebraska comes on to the floor of this house and lobbies for any bill, as he did the other day, it is 'Governor's Day," and when he does that I want the member of this house to under stand that it will also be 'Reisner's Day!" These were the words of Repre sentative Reisner of Thomas county this morning, when, speaking on a question of privilege, he addressed the house covering the episode of last Wednesday, when he spoke seventeen times during the morning session. Calling attention to the newspaper accounts of the matter, and especially to a lengthy account in a Lincoln pa per, Mr. Reisner said: "If the news papers think they can have any fun with me in this session, they are at perfect liberty to do so. The news paper boys are fine bunch of fellows and I like them all, and they can go ahead and have all the fun they want. One newspaper says that the legisla ture was 'kidding' me that day. Well, you can do that if you want to, and it is all right, and if you can get any fun out of it you are welcome to it. But I want you to understand that I am being paid $10 a day to come here and assist in doing business for the state of Nebraska, and whenever I can be recognized by the chair I pro pose to speak upon any measure which I think affects the state, and try at least to represeni the people who sent me here. "Whenever there is business to be transacted. I think vou will admit that I am generally in my seat and doing my best to have business done. The newspapers refer to the Wednesday matter as being 'Reisner Dav.' I simply want to say that whenever the governor of Nebraska comes on the floor of thit house lobbying for any bill it is 'Governor'! Day' and it will also be 'Reisner's Day.' When the Thomas county member took his seat he was greeted with long and vociferous hand clapping as a re ward for his remarks. Former Ord Farmer Diet. Ord, Neb., Marth 10. (Special Tel egram.) Joseph Vopat died on the doorstep of the home of Ed F, Bera nek about noon today. Apparently he arrived in Ord on a morning train. He has a son and daughter, Frank Vopat and Mrs. M. F. Crosby, living here. For three weeks he had been in a Lincoln hospital taking treat ment, but his home was in Canada. Mr. Volpat was a farmer near Ord until ten yean ago. Monday and Tuesday, March Twelfth and Thirteenth ' ' 1 1 X T kO a1 1 : I UbwNS Wraps ouits oats , 1 1 ' Fabrics and Accessories of Dress 11, lal7. British Guns Give Rest Night or Soldiers of the Kaiser Believe Kuthless U-Boat Opera tions Will Soon End the War. DO NOT KNOW OT RUPTURE (Correepondenca of The Aaaoclated Preaa.) British Headquarters in France, March 9. (Via London.) Blizzards conditions have prevailed on the western front for two days, holding the military operations within a very small compass. Coming after a ten days' thaw and the apparent approach of an early spring, the renewed cold has been keenly felt. The howling March gales, accompa nied by heavy snowfalls, have inter fered with nearly every phase of modern warfare activity, except the persistent roar of the British guns, which fire continuously, day and night, regardless of weather, nurling death, destruction and confusion be hind the enemy's lines. They "search out" roads, pound communication lines to cut oS sup plies, "pay attention" to places where reliefs are likely to take place and otherwise harrass the Germans, with scarcely a moment's respite. It is increasingly evident that in carrying out their retirement in the Arras and Somme areas the Germans sacrificed large numbers of their very best soldiers. Carefully selected from various regiments, they were given certain posts, with instructions to hold them against all odds, a ma jority of them having no idea what ever that they were fighting a rear guard action. Prisoners taken rep resent the highest type of the Ger man army. It wat not until their repeated "S. O. S" rocket signals for af tillery as sistance went completely unanswered that these men suspected the position in which they had been placed that they formed a sacrifi cial screen covering the retreat of the main body of their comrades. The prisoners still profess belief in a German victory, frankly saying that they base their confidence largely in Germany's submarine campaign, which they and all the rest of the army have been told it sure to bring peace within three months. Letters found on prisoners and dead men also show the extent to which the promise of victory through unre stricted submarine warfare hat been Germans No Day, Rain or Sun disseminated throughout the empire. On the other hand, great paint seem to have been taken to prevent the men at' the front from learning the details and the possibility entailed in the break with the United States. The prisoners know nothing of that side, although one had a letter from home which read: "I hope you are keeping well. One reads of British attacks daily. What say you about America? Our situa tion is becoming more and more criti cal. Perhaps the U-boats will bring the war to a speedy finish or else we shall make more enemies." BERLIN SOCIAUST HINTSAT REYOLT Eerr Hofer Says Government Fear of Agrarians Prevents Adequate Food Measure. FINE WORDS INADEQUATE The Hague, March 10. (Via Lon don.) Further extracts from the speech of the tocialitt deputy, Herr Hofer, during the sensational food debate in the Prussian diet are printed in the Berlin Vorwaerts. The Vorwaerts quotes Herr Hofer as say- inc; "The government vacillates be tween fear of the agrarians and fear of the masses like a reed in the wind. If vou insist on carrying on war you must see that the people are ade quately fed. Does it not suffice for the government to incur the hatred t t, ,ti1 wnrM nr do thev also i. .,,i;n or hnme? The oeo- ole have been fed on fine words long . , ij i enough; we aemana uccuo. The Vorwaerts says that Herr Ho fer was frequently cneereu. r.isc ...t lh. nlnor BOVO that it hS lit terly received a number of complaints A .u. nnnr mialitv and in different preparation of the food supplied in tne popular iuuu linwivuo ok j and declaret that the evening meals in these places are unfit for con sumption. The Vorwaerts asks what will be the condition in summer if this is the case in the present cold weather. Beo Want Ada are the beet business boosterf. J. D. MURPHY WOULD " CLEM W ALL OUT Mayor's Nemesis Files Suit Against City Commissioners, Alleging Fraud Deal DAHLMAN IS NAMED, ALSO Enter James D. Murphy, citizen of Omaha, militant taxpayer, enjoiner of Mayor Dahlman et al and self-appointed guardian of the public treas ury. In an ex rel suit filed in district court Saturday Mr. Murphy suet all the city commissioners, with the ex ception of Commissioner Butler, and Mayor Dahlman and their bondsmen to recover $13,716.67, which amount, he says, was "wrongfully and fraudu lently" spent in buying two autot and paying for their upkeep and chauffeur since 1912. He also asks the court that the commissioners and the mayor be removed from office if his charges against them are sustained. Mr. Murphy filet bit suit "as a tax payer in behalf of the city of Omaha," the same way he prefaced hit recent suit against Mayor Dahlman which resulted in the court handing down a permanent injunction restraining the mayor from using city autot for pri vate business. Some Auto History. Mr. Murphy states in his petition that the city commissioners and the mayor "wrongfully and fraudulently appropriated" funds for the purchase of an auto in 1912 He alleges that they bought a new car in 1916 and the combined cost of the two machines, plus their upkeep charges and the $5,846.42 at chauffeur's salary for the four years, amounts to $13,716.67, the amount he asks in his suit. The petitioner brands the auto deals "perpetration of public wrong," "gross extravagance" and "wanton and unlawful squandering" of the city't money. Mr. Murphy explodes another bomb by his suit. He states that on Decem ber 2, 1916, he served notice on City Attorney Rine to bring suit against the city commissioners to recover the money. He alleges that Rine, "in violation of his oath of office," refused to bring any action. Mr. Murphy, therefore, asks the removal o Mr. Rine from office. Harford Memorial, Lothrop an Nine teenth, E. L. Reeee. Pastor Sunday school. 10. At 11, "Broken Chalnn or Awake to Freedom." At 7:20, "Bleaelnga From Sor rows." At 1:30. Christian Endeavor.