Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 16, 1912, Page 9, Image 9
f HE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE : JUNE 16, 1912. 9 ECHOES OF THE ANTE-ROOM Nebraska Patriarch Militant Odd Fellows Meet Wednesday. BIG RECEPTION TO BE HELD Eastman Resigns as Justice and C.: W, Britt Gets Place Where Wonders Appear in Myriad Numbers Activity is Reported from All Secret , 'Orders, Some Being Busy Initi al tins, Others Honoring; "Departed Brothers. ' The department council of the Patriarch Militant branch of the Independent Order ofOdd Fellows In Nebraska will hold a meeting at Odd Fellows' hail next Wednesday afternoon, June 19. A pubUo reception will be held In the evening tot General A. R. Stocker of Mlamiasburjr, O., commander-in-chief of the Patriarch Militant branch of thte order. Genera! Edwtn Davis and the line and field offi cers of the department of Nebraska, well as representatives from each cantor. In the' state, will be in attendance. Gen Stocker will arrive in Omaha at 2 o'clock "Wednesday afternoon and will be met at the depot by a detachment from Ezra Millard canton No. 1,- which will escort him to Odd Fellows' hall. The Odd Fellows memorial services will be held at Odd Fellows' hall this afternoon at 2.20 o'clock. All of the lodges will participate in these services. Rev M. 0. McLaughlin of the Harford Me morial church will deliver the memoria: address. - The Rebekah lodges will give the beautiful- Rebekah memorial service provided by the sovereign grand lodg. The program will be Interspersed with suitable music. Omaha lodge No. 2 will have work in the second degree next Friday evening. James H. Short celebrated his forty eighth birthday anniversary last evening by. Inviting the members of Canton Ezra Millard No. 1 to his home, at 3502 North Twenty-ninth street, to take part in the festivities. The entire canton turned out in- full dress uniform. The evening was spent with cards and music, after which supper wag served. : Beacon lodge No. 20 will have the sec ond degree next Tuesday evening. Dannebrog lodge No. 216 will confer the eecond degree work upon four candidate next Friday evening. Hesperian encampment No. 2 will havs work In the Royal purple degree next Thursday evening. Judge W. W. Eastman has tendered his resignation as Justice of the peace to the county commissioners on account of hU long continued ill health. '-' G, A. R. Flag Service. ' tr." S: " Grant Women' Relief Corps, with comrades - of the post " etljoyed - 4 most enjoyable flag social relative to Flag day at the home of Mrs. Jennie Bryant In Walnut Hill Tuesday evening The spacious lawn, porches and rooms were' aglow with, electric lights, Hags and spring flowers: Old-fashioned games were played, and comrades and ladles entered "these "with youthful zest. Ica cream arid , cake was served by the hos tess and others. ... ... . ' The -regular meeting of U. . S. Grant Women's .Relief . corps will be held la Ea right hall Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. Many matters of importance to come. up. Let all attend. , Royal Neighbors of America. ' ;0h'-J.uno'.' lS; a( S p. m, in: Woodman bally v- Fifteenth and Douglas, -.streets, there will be a meeting of air the camps In Douglas county , to - organise a county orgah'lzatibri for' the purpose- of advanc ing .'the work .in this county, A well drilled team staff composed of members of the different camps will exemplify the work.. A school of instruction by the supreme oracle, Myra B. Enright, will he an instructive feature of the meeting. State Deputy Alice K, Stevenson and a past supreme oracle will be In attendance. A short program will be given and light refreshments served. AH Royal Neigh bors are cordially invited. Flag Social Announced. George Crook Woman's Relief corps No. 83 will give a flag social at the home of the 'president, Mrs. Beatty, Twenty ' fifth and Seward streets, .Friday after noon. Flag day program in charge of Addle E. Hough, patriotic Instructor. Refreshments wlH be served. Fraternal Union of America. Mondsmln lodge No. Ill will give a social . entertainment for the members and then friends on Monday evening at Frenzer hall, . Twenty-fourth and Parker ctreets. A select short program will be rendered, to be followed by refreshments and dancing. Ben Hur Initiates. Mecca court No. 13, Tribe of Ben Hur, initiated several candidates Thursday evening and had a very pleasant, meet ing. Next Thursday evening they wll! give an open meeting to the members and their friends. Dancing and good music. Pythian Memorial. - Nebraska lodge No. 1. Knights of Pythian will observe Pythian memorial Monday evening by a special program. Short addresses in keeping with the oc casion will be made by several past chancellors. Ancient Order of United Workmen. Memorial services postponed-from June 9 wftl be held today at Rlvervlew park, vain or shine. Wappich Addresses Area no in. Union Pacific council No. 1069, Royal Arcanum, wllf meet next Thursday at Continental block, Fifteenth and Douglas, at 8 .o'clock for an evening of education and .enlightenment. 'W. f. Wappich will lecture on ."Water Power," making spe cial reference (to the 230,000 electrical horsepower plant npw being developed on the Mississippi at. Keokuk, la., costing- &;eco,oo6. on which l.sco men have been- employed since January, 1911, and which, will be completed in July, 1913. It l!f th? sratest single water power on earth' Keokuk Is Mr. Wa.-ipich's old home. He is a good speaker and has a wonderful subject. There will be a nice class for admis sion and the work done by the degree team in costume. There will be a per sonally conducted trip to the Rome vine yard after closing of the council by the orator. Name of Detention Home is Changed Because the name detention :-.cxc is a misnomer and casts a stigma upon many children who are sent there solely be cause they have no other place to go and not because they have offended the laws, the' name of the homo was officially changed by the Board of County Com-mli.slone-.-a. Tho new name is Rlvervlew -ae for Children, Justice of the Peace W. W. Eastman tendered his resignation to the Board cf ; County Commissioners today, saying h j felt he should rtsign because his poor j health makes it impossible to efficiently discharge the duties of the office. Attor- ney C. W. Britt was appointed to com ; plete Mr. Eastman's unexpired term. Justice Eastman has been In febl health for nearly a year and lately his condition has become worse rather than . better. CITY PAYINGJOR LUXURIES Expert Gas Appraiser Itemizes Waiters' Tips in His Claim. MASKS DEFENDS HIS ACCOUNT Council Pars $2,415 for May and Cautions Him ta Slake HU Reports More Compre hensive. W. D. Marks, expert appraiser of the property of the Omaha Gas company at 50 a day, defended his expense account before the city commission yesterday morning. - He said he not only paid his own bill, but also handed out the tips for the as sistants who dined with him at tit Henshaw. These tips he included In hi expense accounts. - After telling the appraiser that the council would appreciate it if he would submit receipts for expenses the com missioners allowed bis bill for May, $2,445.45.. Mr. Marks said he would have his re port ready next week and that 'it would be the most comprehensive report of any he had ever made In any of the twenty cities where he had been employed. Tho report will be In five volumes. Set Forth In Detail. Value of the company's holdings will be set forth In detail and In the report the amount the gas company ought to charge consumers " will be fixed. This record will be taken before the court by the city as evidence in the dollar gas suit now pending. Commissioner Ryder Introduced a reso lution directing the mayor to appoint a committee of three too confer with gas jrompaoy; officials and secure a compro mise on old bills. The mayor appointed Ryder," Butter and Wlthnell. Reapportionment of the funds was secured by the passage of the ordinance with a few amendments. The report of the appraisers of the new boulevard from Thirty-first and Sprague to Fon tanels park, fixing the damage at $18,931. was approved. - Chicago is Filled for the Convention ;S. F. Miller, general ; passenger agent of the Northwestern, Is back from Chicago.- and relative to the republican con vention to'be held there hext,week, says that , everything s at -fever , heat. . Mr. Miller left Chlcaijo.Frlday night, and-at that time he says the city was throniTed with delegates. flfatt' and Roosevelt shouters and dozens of inarch ing, clubs, i The city, was filled to over flowing with . strangers and It was impos sible to secure rooms at any of the hotels in the loop district. At the leading hotels boarders aiid roomers had been notified that as early as Monday they would have to give up their rooms and hunt quarters elsewhere until after the con vention. At the clubs the same kind of notices had been served on most of the roomers, and In the vacant buildings in the down-town districts thousands of cots were being placed to care for the transients. At and around the Congress hotel, Mr. Miller says there is a surging mass of humanity all the time. At 1 and 2 o'clock In tl)e morning there are as many people moving about as during the middle of the af terncon and they are -all shouting for their favorites. Mr. Miller Is not predicting the outcome of the convention, but he would not be surprised at a deadlock And a struggle of several days before the nomination Of a candidate. Cow is Responsible for a Crushed Hand A cow that believed In personal liberty and started out to get a little, her suc cess exceeding her most sanguine hopes, Is responsible for a $3,000 personal Injury damage, suit, filed In . district court. . . . John Frish, a minor, who is represented by his mother, - Mrs. Margaret Michaels, is the plaintiff, and Swift & Co. is the defendant The boy's hand was crushed, It Is alleged, while he was working In the defendant's South Omaha plant. The lad was working In the sheep kill ing department. Over In .the beef killing division the mlld-eycd . bovine got to thinking of the good old days back on the farm when she was training In the lowing klne class. She resolved to be come an insurgent and if possible lead her sister- cattle to victory and freedom. With the .strength born of a righteous determination to strike for her altars and her fires, she broke loowe from htr cap tors, mooing, "Give me liberty or give me death!" in cow language. Bossy fled Into the sheep killing de partment, and the shep killers, conclud ing that she was not fooiing, started to do her battle. Some took fright and fled. The boy Frish was one of those who sought safety in flight. . He climbed up into somt of the machinery. It Is al leged that one of the foremen started the machinery while the boy was In danger and a rope and pulley crushed his right hand. Water Case Briefs Cost Princely Sum Suit for $11,571.20 for printing briefs used in many cases growing out of the waterworks purchase, has been started against the Omaha Water company by the Omaha Printing company. This sum does not include the cost Of brief's printed for the city's side of the controversy. The printing company alleges It has been unable to collect the money from the water company. Lands of the water company were attached to secure the claim. Early next week the water com pany will give sufficient bond to secur the claim and the attachment will be re leased. Tiio Pcrsastei.t iir.C Judicious Newspaper Advertising is the Koad to Busints Buccets. f. SINGLE CORNER OF T was not the opening of the republican national convention at Chicago, neither was It an attempt of the lovers of Col- onel Theodore Roosevelt to get a peek at him, though It might have been either, from the size of the crowd that Jammed and pushed and Jarred Itself in the endeavor to be there first. It was the opening of the sale of United States army goods at 14H Harney street by, W. S. Kirk, who on Saturday morning began selling thou- sands of dollars worth of goods that he has bought from the United States gov ernment. He Is selling them, at' prices ( far below those that the government paid for them In many cases one-tenth and one-twentieth of the actual cost.. ' " ; Many of the pedple who crowded Into" the- store yesterday- morning were at tracted there by the abundance of decor ations on the exterior of the building, and by curiosity. They had heard ol the sale and wanted to see Just what Mr. Kirk was offering to the public. But nearly tvery one of them w.oi trans- . formed from a sightseer into a buyer, for the many countless number of bar gains are such that they not only attract attention, and cause comment (favorable) but 'they also make one see the great values that are given for the amazingly low prices. Regular Curiosity Shop. Indeed, this store at 1414 Harney street Is a curiosity shop, and to pay due respect to its thousands of Interesting subjects j would take the descriptive pen of a Dick ens.-It truly is one of the most lnter estlnj collections of cuilos and useful articles that has been placed in the west .. In many years. Hundreds of the visitors . there yesterday were eo favorably Im pressed that they not only made pur chases then, but they al30 declared that they were going to. return this weeli and bring friends with them so that they could pick out many other useful and decorative articles. But for tuoso who have not yet been to the Kirk sale to view all the wonders that are gathered there, a little Journey among the, beauties, the curios, and the hundreds of practical articles will be In teresting, A trip to the store is one of the most educational entertainments that an Omahan can now make. Nearly every article that Is used in the army and navy is there. Goods of war, a. nf r,t trsirinir. quarters and Just thousands of filings are shown here In all their originality, From the days of the Civil war articles that were used then have been brought forward to the present and arranged so that a visitor, In the shortest space of time, may see everything and gather a most complete Idea of all. Mops in Rapt Wonder. -' One wtio enters the door stops in won der at the first glance. Lined up on every side are hundreds of -these won derful articles. Even the pillars are well decorated with the souvenirs. One can look clear back to the rear of the room, and on every side there Is nothing but ar ticles, guns, cartridges, belts, army ham mocks, wood swords, leg Irons, white canvas hats, fancy sofa pillows, etc., etc., etc. - Just at the left, after making entrance to the shop, Is a counter containing thousands of trinkets and other souve- nlrs. There : is' a paper weight. It Is - made from a spear and base of a helmet . that was used in the United States army from 1885 to 1900. It was worn on all dress helmets of the army and national guard. It now has become a thing of Immense beauty, and It Is priced very low, Countless other articles token from h. .rmv and nv h.ve "been concerted into useful and ornamental contrivances In Just the same manner. Mr. Klrk con- ducts a large factory in Philadelphia and there, he daily is making over all these goods that are purchased from the United States, after they have been con- demned by the officials. At frequent in- tervals the government sells at auction all tnese qistaru.u syuu. auu mr. A.r, ? i.m. mm hi Ml -1- w-r J P IBS ' ' JAf win ) ' . RELICS AS YAH AJ Sale of United States Army and Navy Goods by W. S, Kirk of Philadelphia, at 1414 Harney Street, Creates Magnet to Draw Not Only Buyers, but Also People in Search of Education IMMENSE STOCK. who Is one of the largest buyers at gov- ernment auctions, usually gets the pick of all. . , , , Trinkets ea Counter. , But back at the counter In the little store one sees a set of army buttons, They were taken from certain army !Coats, Now they have been made Into pretty shirtwaist sets. Each set Is ae- companled with a description telling Just - where the buttons were used. They are priced at only 10 cents. Right besldd the sets of buttons is a placque containing the United States coat-of-arms. It Is only 35 cents- On the wall is a hanging candlestick '. which . was . made of a United States army bayonet. The bayom has been turned Into Buch shape that It makes a pretty decoration. Here also "' "cones made from United States bayonets and are priced at $1. . Hundred of chevrons to trim fancy pillows, rest ths table wlth tne l""lce ta of 6 cents attacnea. many iancy puioe, unfilled, are prtced at $3. Other fancy pillows, with navy cap ribbons, showing the Insignia of many different govern ment battleships and transports, are cer tain to attract the eye. They are things of Immense beauty. One looks at a leather contrivance and wonders what it is. He takes hold and examines It, and then Is told that It is a carbine scabbard that was used at such and such a period by the army. Right near it Is a long sword of wood. What could that have been used for? It was employed In fencing and for drilling. - - - ..: :' Candlentloks of nnntj-. From bayonets Mr. Kirk has made ome pretty candlesticks. These catch the eye. because of their novelty and beauty. Algulettes for.soelety .ars. priced at W cents. An entrenching knife is certain to be picked up anrl handled by anyone who Is not familiar with the army. It Is such a peculiar looking article, hut one soon realizes that It could be put to excellent service In the garden or nr the lawn. It sells for $1, On this. Writ table af. many army trappings mounted on PlacWes. There also are screwdrivers; and the price of them Is only 5 cents. . '. Btit one stops in real curiosity when looking at a petticoat. "They do not make petticoats fqr use in the army or navy," sheered one visitor at the shop yesterday. "That is preposterous. Why vuu.u ui fcuverumvMi. nave petticoats l ttJ&ii'vm. Mill h? fy M L ft -s ft" I? 1 '! ' tr J THE EYE CAN 8EJ They surely do not supply the wives of soldier and sailors with dresses. 1 do not see how this can be advertised as a sale of government article when petti coats are Included." Then the manager of the sale explained to this doubting one and showed him that the petticoats were made of five abdominal bands that the soldiers wear. The factory of Mr. Kirk in Philadelphia takes these abdominal bands and con vene them Into the best wearing rettl coats that one could wish for. They not only wear well, but they also look very good and arc representative of the finest kind of workmanship. The shop certainly will delight people who are going to live out of doors this summer who are going to camp, boat and hunt. "One of the finest places for gathering material to fit up a den," Is the comment registered by one of the women visitors to the place. It Impresses everyone In Just this way. There are so many novel ties that one can find Just the right arti cles for fitting up den or coxy corner. Girls will be delighted with the little pil lows and the wall decorations. Handed Down for Years. Some of the guns and swords have been handed down for year.. They will grace the wall of any so-called den and would make It seem more like a real den. Just a glance at photographs which are repro- aueed wlth tw wn jWe a 0f what there la In this shop that would be excellent material for dena. The things out of the ordinary include bayonets, converted into sconces, with candles, plume sockets turned Into candle- sticks, helmet spears Into paper weights, brass eagles Into ths United 8tates coat of GENERAL VIEW OF ARMV EXHIBIT OF :i' & r-& if. .11. (M Li,iauijS'TiiH.ft,J1 T mm ii" C1 DECORATION ON STORE AT 1414 HAK ' NEY STREET. ?rmB: P-""" " " T' rTTL"' f .w" placques, chevrons turned Into fancy sofa pillows, etc., etc. Peopl who have trave.e.l around-the world have declared that they never have seen such wonderful curl.;. Mr. Klrk has often been complimented on the articles ho has tumid out. ami In his factory at Philadelphia he ha3 entertuined visitors trnm Krnn nrt Al,. n.onln who had had the opportunity to see many won derful creations. These people all have told the ent'tg'-tic manager that h!x shop and productions arc unique among tho world's st;ck of i-.-cull-ir uuil .i !tful creations. The rubber ponchos, or rain coa'.s, uro the kind for which the poverr incut paid $4.82. They are tho styi.. ,.8fcd by soldiers In marching or i-crfomii'S k iard 'uiy. They make excellent lap mbes or cun lo used us lain coals by 1' tier cu:.er. mo torcyclists, etc. "Thosr. candlf stick.' aro c-italniy unique," remarked a woman v.sitor at the Klrk exhibit ond sale yc.tr.iduy. She was looking at one of tho r.tl'-its made out of , bayonet. It was explained to her that M-wra! thonrar.d." of these bayonets had been converted Into candle sticks through taking th. iiui:ir "iH of the metal aid through mounting the bayonets In nice form on plmjueK, which certainly mado the article attractive. Scabbard.i for knives l.--o hav-v been made Info r,'.at. unique articles as well as Into ornamental articles. l (r- Cutlasses from the United Stat.es are priced at $2. These nr. very fins and rout the government eeveral times the price WELL COVERED . WITH . t ' now "kt1 for tnem Mr' Klrk' Army knives ana forks, articles tnat are neceesary to camp life, are priced at 15 centa a et. They are .ubstantlal. The pattern , cn6 of t, ver UM(J Dy the government. Anvils for tool boxes r pitcd t IS cents. Hanging from a trlng, running to the ceiling la a round net device which attracts much attention from all visitor It Is an Alaskan insect protector and Is placed over the bead so that mosquitoes GOODS. . , ' ,. cannot bother the w. I get. It. nam. from Alaska. h, United State. ar,my used till, kind of head protector lq ' There are so many hundreds of varieties of .rtlcles in thla wonderful stock" that everyone 1 amaxed. Ther. are things, great, and small. For Instance, on on. pf th. counter, ure many, plain looking trap., and on. soon learns, upon Inquiry, that theso were made from leather bought of th. government and that they are book .straps. In other cities where this kind of a sal. has been conducted hundreds of these straps have been .old. In one purchase Mr. Kirk bought mor. than 18. COO cartridges. All the powder and caps were taken from these and now the Biioijs, iuiiiq vi wiBfn. eiaiiicRn incru ions, form most beautiful souvenirs. DaiiRvr In Work. Mr. Kirk says that these shells caused him great concern at first. He bought them at a large auction sale and paid an Insignificant sum for them. But he was up aga'nst k proposition when he camo to unloading the powder from the shells. The Job was a dangerous one, for the cartridges weec liable to explode. He finnlly rnsat;e1 a crew r.f men and set them to work In an out-of-the-way place, The work was .extremely dansorous, and the mn Knew It, 10 tht.-y asked high wagon and were paid all that they asked. Mr. Kirk was careful, he said, to regain away from the workers whjje-tli'c shells' were being linndlcd by tho woi-klngmon. In tvery city., whero these salf lire i,m i.i.ndrrti. 7 viitm- mmn .en th fr'oorts who have no idea of the Immense display. They tfo not Intund to buy when jhi'y .hter. but many of them do buy. 1 j .... .,idn ... U( cxniblt. yterd..;- there v.'ere many from the local forts, and they even were amazed nt the size of the dlHpiuy. Mr. Klrk has Invited all soldleis of tho forts and all the people of Omaha to visit the store. None will be Importuned to buy. BEiwTION SHOWING BO fmiMlll.llMIIKWWIJIIIHMII I Klimill JLIMI..MW Milium III.-' I J 1 w&Mm Iimiiin-n n..ii-a-n,.nlhnimHtiiiii I Mil foni Jnli mi iliit ihiii.! . .' UNITED STATES INSIGNIA. , . , , .. , , .,.,.. 1 !'s A,lR,i,V th s J"-1" th fchovm neaos sent tnousanas ol crowm u.w, Kirk exhibit n order that these young, people might learn many of the ntere lng lolnta connected with the army and nvv through seeing those articles which. r aetuany usea Dy ine government This plan was a huge uc0 .ccordlaf, t0 th rpt'rl" mild' bJ , teher- an om 01 tno ' , 7 ln,tru"5 lnform" " r"P n ,B ,fc questioned about the various things they' saw and would be held to answer for. these. This Instruction made the children; careful to take In all the Interesting things, and they drew a liberal education' In array and navy life just through this visit To show how much can be learned Miy Kirk yestrday picked up a peculiar 'con- trlvance and aked a crowd of visitor" what H was. Only one of them knew,' and he was posted because he had served In the army. It was a field frying pan. But it was made In such a way that-lt" could be carried csstly by soldiers, on foot 0 horse. There are just hundreds of other articles ' like this, very simply constructed and being fit for simBfo-' usage, but not being familiar to the geq-. eral rubllc, " Thla is not the first visit of Mri Kir!? this city and held at that time a similar to the present one. Curios wer then distributed among thousands ,qf Omahans. The ptices on these untquA"1 little articles are so very low that nono' hesitates to buy. because of the cost.. ;s impressed, iw-Twe IVays. .'PX Visiters td the shop on the Openlng'dV": were not only ''deeply Impi'ossed by ;t'frff great assortment, but ; they ' also wef mafle to feel that the prices were In every case small as compared with the orlglnnt cost of tho goods. ' One woman picked ittjf a bayonet which had been converted Intoj a wall decoration and said to a frierf that the article probably was priced at. Sho was greatly surprised, of course,, wlien she was told that the sale prl; was only abort a quarter of the flE- wiilcli she wA named. Other people wtffV. sy Uurlnth; day. Qf Ak.6ar.Ben omn . of Mh merry myr wnQ the shows given at the Den were vlsltorVi at tne sne. They pianned t0 gather manv costumes, swords, guns and other things;- that can be used to- great advantage In tne initiations, In tho big Ak-Sar-Ben- ,i,ow and n the annua parades. . Tljehe- ar so many articles her. which cannot be bought any other plac that the Ak-4 gar.Ben authoritle. consider themelvi- fortunate In having such an opportunity,;; , ,h.. . ... - . .... the weather does not materially figure? In the amount Of business that he doeM The attraction of the sale 1. such that-' buverg wlln(fIy bpaye w)nd8 MJ now In order to see what Is In this exhibit. , . .c Mr. Kirk declares this is true be cause people do not regard hi. dlsplajf, f ln th 5 they dtf In th. way of a show. The thousand, bf guods appeal to most people Just as" theater attraction open, to them. They look at the novelty and the entertaining side and go to the exhibit to be !' llghtd and amused. So they are both d- I'Khted and entertained and they alsd arr; led to buy' because the bargain oppor.? tutiity. Is such that they st once realize! the Immense values which they can get.,1 Factory Kept Dnir, ' . The factory In Philadelphia 1. kepti busy all the time. Mr. Kirk and Ms workers attend all the government slc and make groat purchases ev.- ' tnBt " is necessary to. keep". ne continually running In order to maks If'od. for the sales that ar. 11A n in vnrlnti nnrN nr the fAiinlfv wWmm Mr. Kirk was here three years ago berv was well impressed with Omaha asa business city and cam. back thl. yes r because he was .0 well pleased with the reception that wa accorded him 'hnjT he ua here before. ,. vt MB OF ARMY GUNS.