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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 191:
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"CROWDS" AROUND THE BEE S BULLETIN BOARD ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
DRENCHING RAIN AT OSCEOLA
Heaviest Downpour of the Season
Visits Central West.
PRECIPITATION IS GENERAL
According to Reports There Was
Hardly a Point in Nebraska
That Did Not Have Ilatn
; There have been rains and rains in
central and western Nebraska this sea
;son, but none that was a marker to the
one that was general Tuesday west of
a line that north and south passes about
through Norfolk, Columbus, Osceola,
York, Stromsburg and Fairbury. From
this line west the presipitation ranged
from two to four and one-half Inches,
the heaviest rainfall reported being at
Osceola, where at 8 o'clock the rain
gauge showed more than four and one
half inches and still raining,
i From the line heretofore indicated, the
rain was working east, reaching Omaha
and the Missouri river shortly before
' On the Northwestern the heavy ram
extended west to Long Pine; on the
Burlington's Montana line well up to
ward Edgemont; on the Union Pacific to
Ogallala; on the Burlington, to Red Cloud,
; and on the Rock Island to Fairbury and
100 miles or more southwest into Kansas.
' Throughout the entire western part of
the state and over into Colorado and
Wyoming the rain was general, the pre
vipitation running fromone-fourth to an
General Tlironghont State.
.' So general was the rainejthat the reports
, received at the railroad offices indicate
that ttere was hardly, a point in the
state that was not given! a, thorough wet
ting down. With the rain reports came
the Information that the farmers out
througli the central portion of Nebraska
are beginning to complain that they are
getting more moisture than they want.
They say that while it is'od for corn,
that cereal is not in need of any more
rain; that the rains of the last week have
seriously interfered with (threshing small
grain and putting up thejhay crop.
John Grant Pegg and
Joe Butler Involved
in Big Chicken Raid
John Grant Pegg, city sealer of weights
and measures, converted his office into a
chicken coop yesterday and half a
doaen as fine chickens as were ever
copped from a roost in the small hours
of the stilly night found refuge there.
Pegg declared his brother, Charles E.
Pegg, who Is a farmer at Whitman, Neb.,
had sent the chickens to be served at the
St. John's Methodist Episcopal church
picnic at Fairmont park today.
Gas Commissioner Joe Butler Is long on
chickens himself and while Pegg was dis
playing one of the feathered thorough
breds to the mayor he swiped the remain
Pegg. created an awful furore when he
found those chickens had flown the coop.
He first attacked the office of the Asso
ciated Chaiitie, then the juvenile court
office, the license Inspector's office and
finally, completing the circuit of fourth
floor offices, heard the chickens cackling
in the gas commissioner's private office.
It took several strong-arm city hall
employe?, le;l by Assistant Gas Commis
sioner Buck Taylor, to prevent a race
riot, but on Butler's promise to donate a
few chickens to the picnic in addition to
return." ng . trore he had mischievously
taken Pegg was at last pacified.
SPRINKLING ORDER IGNORED
Water Board Apparently Powerless
to Enforce Prohibition.
NUMBER OF VIOLATORS GROWING
Hill District Property Owners Make
No Pretense of Obedience Fln
layson May Defy Sprink
Water Closet Bowls
No scrubbing or scouring or
touching the bowl with the
hands. Use Sard Flush a
powdered chemical compound
disinfectant and deodorant
harmless to bowl and
Cleans Water-Closet Bowls
makes them white a new no
. matter how badly discolored.
It works like magic easy,
20 rents a can
at yoar grocer's
or druggist 's
FOX LIVERY AND BOARDING
STABLES IN NEW QUARTERS
The Fox livery and boarding stables,
1814-16-18 Cuming street, have a most
modern home. It is new throughtout and
fully equipped with the latest sewer de
vices. The Fox livery and boarding stables
were formerly located at 1110 North Eight
eenth street, and Is among Omaha's
oldest firms and their splendid progress
is due to the fair and square business
methods used by them during the last
twenty-eight years. In their new home
they have a complete livery and boarding
stable' and are especially prepared to
handle the funeral trade.
Tax Raise Opposed
by Commercial Club
The executive committee of the Com
mercial club has approved the opposition
by the county commissioners to the pro
posed raise of Douglas county taxes. In
response to a communication from County
Commissioner John C. Lynch the ex
ecutive committee moved to appoint two
representatives of the club to oppose the
proposed raise at Lincoln August 13.
There also' will be two representatives
of the Real Estate exchange, two from
labor organizations and two from the
The best Matting Suit Case in
Omaha for $2.00 others at all
prices. Steamer Trunks Regular
Trunks. The best values in
Omaha. , '.'' ;,-
Frcling & Steirile
- Trunk Factory. 'J "
1803 Farnani St. Phone Doug. 27S.
GOES TO JAIL FOR LOSING
MONEY IN CRAP GAME
A friend in need is a friend Indeed,
thought Green Taylor when his pal, Tom
Van, visited him at the county Jail and
told him he would procure his release if
he would give him the 4 Jailer Cahlll
held in trust for him. Tayior gave his
eesent to the proposition, as he had
twenty-eight more days time to serve,
and signed the money over to Van.
When Van failed to show up Monday
afternoon with the pardon Taylor became
uneasy and had Cahlll swear out a war
rant for Van's arrest.
In police court Van said he bad done
all in his power to get Taylor out of
jail, but that Police Magistrate Foster
had refused to accept the appeal bond
he had furnished.
Van was fined (25 and costs and in
structed to return the $14 to Taylor In
sis hours or he would be given a jail
sentence.' Taylor is still in jail and Van
is out $39 for endeavoring to play the
part of the good Samaritan, because he
lost the $14 in a crap game.
SEES SON IN JAIL RATHER
THAN LOAF ON STREETS
Frank Hatz, 19CS South Fifteenth street,
was sentenced to ninety days in the
county jail in police CDurt on a vagrancy
i charge. Young Hatz was arrested on
I complaint of his father, who says the
i boy refuses to work and .Is better off In
' jail than roaming about the streets at
1 all hours of the night.
Water Commissioner Howell has sent
notices to several hundred water con
sumers urging them to desist from viola
tions of the Water board's order prohib
iting sprinkling of lawns except between
the hours of 6 and S in the morning, but
the violations continue in increasing
number and the Water board apparently
Is powerless to enforce the ruling.
Property holders have openly defied the
Water board and continued to water
thirsty lawns in the evening, when
sprinkling is of the most benefit. Now
come other home owners who have de
clared their intentions to notify the water
commissioner that henceforth they will
sprinkle their lawns In the evening re
gardless of the board's rules and regula
tions. Flnlnyson May Give Notice.
Duncan Finlayson, superintendent of
school buildings, may serve notice on the
Water board that he will instruct janltois
to cease to obey the board's orders, al
though janitors were given orders a few
weeks ago to obey the sprinkling order
or be subject to dismissal. Finlayson de.
clares the school lawns will be destroyed
unless some provisions can be made to
water them in the evenings.
In the hill districts of the city reports
are that the board's instructions are
being Ignored altogether. These residents
have been notified several times to cease
under penalty of a shut-off of the water
supply, but none have been so penalized.
Only members of the Water board have
obeyed Impliclty the board's Instructions,
and have suffered most as neighbors re
port their lawns "all burned up."
However, no complaints of inadequate
service have been received, although Com
missioner Howell believes that suspension
of the sprinkling order altogether would
mean the emptying of the reservoirs in
BOARD OF EDUCATION MAY
HAVE A PURCHASING AGENT
James Richardson, chairman of the fi
nance committee of the Board of Educa
tion, believes the board ought to create
the office of purchasing agent, paying a
man a sa'ary to authorize the purchase
of supplies, advertise for bids and In
vestigate the ne?ds of the school district.
Society Women Give
Fatfoe Tea Parties
to Their Fat Friends
"SIP Your FAT Away"
BY ADA LEE.
T have hist hoard t ha fnnntaot .
has drifted my way in some time and I
"" i oiioic ii wiiii my reaaers. un sec
ond thoughts I'll modify mv statement.
The story is not funny, It is the most
sensible story I've heard for ages. Any
way, funny or sensible, as you please
here's the story. '
A little society woman has a lot of fat
friends. She conceived the Idea of gather
ing all her fat friends together one after
noon and giving them a tea. They didn't
catch on to the fact that only fat women
were asked until some woman observed
It and whispered It to her neighbor. It
was all over the room before you could
draw a deep breath.
Then one of the women commented on
the tea. It was delicious; what brand was
It and where did the hostess get if
h.h.?iJh "".Tr ,old " " she w "i-
flntlly found . nmwdy. U r.,tfo,.
reduced her weight nd had so
ETE " f- ""V" W"nt"1 1,11 h" ",
to try It o aht had given tei party Jut to
her fat friend.. The tea they ha-l ell liked .o
! I". H"b Te'- wMKh " wlnrl-
pal part of the fatfoe Obelty Reducing Treatment
snd now that they had all tried It and liked It!
wouldn t they have another cu?
They all did, and every woman In the crowd
atoppen at the neareat druggist on her way horn
and ordered a Fatfoe Treatment aent out potthante
And now Fatfoe tea are all the rage In that elrl
rlo of fat fritnrf,, fr they are all nipping It now
and they are all getting alender again, and drug
gl ts M-? no ll.no fat-reduMng treatment aver
eiiloytd ao large a aale In this country.
Out of town ruatomera can aectu-e FATKOE
from tlie Omaha druggist by mail at J1.00. Sold
In Omaha by Sherman tc McConnell Drug Co.
(four atoree); Beaton Ilnig Co., loth and Farnam
8ta.; M-era-Dlllon Drug Co., Kth and Karnam
Sta.. and Merchant. Drug Co. 18th and Harard
m-a treatment now
Some time ago we received a shipment of Dress Goods which had been
through a RAILROAD WRECK. We got a liberal discount from the
railroad company and placed the goods on sale. Upon unwinding
some of the pieces we found slight damages, which we did not notice when
making our settlement.
I i .':'
Thursday gust 4he
all the stock damaged in any way will go on sale. The goods were bought
to sell at $1.50 per yard. Most of them are Silk and Wool. Poplins
and Eolliennes. Mixed with them will be a lot of delicate colors, slightly
shopworn-FROM OUR REGULAR STOCK.
Gents Per Van!.
ml to be sold at
COLORS Cream, Tan, Royal Bine, Cardinal, Grey,
Robin Egg, Helio, Old Rose, Purple, Navy, White, Pink
AND A LITTLE" BLACK.
They Should Sell in an Hour
White Robes on sale same aisle, opposite side, at
$2.50-worth very MUCH MORE.
Parasols, worth up to $1.25, at .59f
We wish to announce that through an error we ad
vertised these parasols as white linen that is NOT COR
RECT. They are made from what is called in the trade
"LINON" ALL COTTON. Anyone who purchased
under a misapprehension may return the parasol and wo
will GLADLY REFUND THE MONEY and pay the car
fare. We don not knowingly or wilfully maks misstate,
ments. . .
Such a purchasing agent would, In the
opln:on of Richardson, transact the duties
that now devolve upon the chairmen of
the several committee, who, because of
private business, often find It difficult to
give requests for supplies and other ex
penditures proper consideration.
SOUTH OMAHA PAVING
CONTRACT CASES ARE BEGUN
Arguments In the suit of Alonzo A.
Wilpht and other South Omaha citizens
to Invalidate $150,00) worth of paving con
tracts, awarded principally to the Na
tional Construction company, have been
begun before Judge Howard Kennedy in
the equity division of the district court.
The arguments will occupy nearly all the
remainder of the week and a decision
will not be forthcoming for at least ten
A Ton of (.old
could buy nothing better for female weak
nesses, lame back and kidney trouble
than Klectrlc Bitters. Only 50c, For Bale
by Beaton Drug Co.
Persistent Advertising is the Road to
Skull is Fractured
in Fall from Car
In alighting from a car in front of
the Burlington depot George Gtte of
Hastings, Neb., lost his footing and was
thrown to the pavement. His skull was
fractured. Evidently the accident was
not noticed by the conductor on the car,
as Gates was picked up several minutes
later by two men, who found him lying
across the track unconscious.
Gates was taken to St. Joseph hos
pital. Although he remembers his name
and residence, everything else ts a blank
to him. .He is about DO years old. His
condition la serious.
Chantaaqna at Falrbory.
FAIRBURY. Neb., Aug. 7.-(SpecIal.)-The
directors of the Fairbury Chautauqua
are making extensive preparations for
the opening of the eighth annual session
Friday. The Fairbury band will furnish,
music. Thomas P. Gore, the blind tenator
from Oklahoma, will give a lecture on
"Social Duty" on Sunday. Quite a num
ber of Fairbury people are arranging to
camp at the city park during the session.
Ship my freight via the
Chicago Great Western
9 V f
i "Died of Pneumonia."
' is never written of those who iv.re
' coughs and colds with Dr. King's New
j Discovery. Guaranteed. 50s and $1.00.
For sale by Beaton Drug Co.
I The Persistent and Judicious Use of
Newspaper Advertising Is the Road to
I Euslncss Succfs
Most Omaha merchants now realize they can
get better service by consigning their freight via
the Chicago Great Western. Our fast freight trains
from the east and the convenient location of our
freight terminals in Omaha mean an actual saving
in time and money.
Send your empty truck uphill
Bring the load down
Horses and motor trucks cost money. When
you break a good horse's heart hauling a heavy
load up hill, he's gone and you lose $200. When
The next time you have anything shipped to you from Chicago, St. Paul Minneapolis. Dabuqne,
Mason City, Fort Dodge, Waterloo or from any other point east or north, specify routing via the
Chicago Great AVestern, regardless of where your place of business is, and check it up against other
consignments over other lines. You will find Great Western routing profitable.
Chicago Great Western Railroad
The Line That's On the Level. ' -
C. J. Chisam, Asst. Gen'l Freight Agent. David Northnp, Commercial Agent',
1512 Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb. Phone Dong. 260.
your motor -truck breaks down you're in for a bill
for repain. If you can carry only half a load it means a
lose of time. In any case it cuts into you profits. Even if
you are among the more fortunate you can't save anything
by hauling up hill. The harder you work your horses or
motors the less valuable they are to you.
There Is but one solution in Omaha hare your goods
shipped ria the Chicago Great Western, and haul, them
down hill to your. warehouse. Run the empty wagon up
an easy grade and the load down. You not only save
two or three trips per carload by carrying bigger loads, .
but there won't be any strain on you motive power, whether
animal or mechanical. If you can do it in half the time
won't you save half the cost of transfer too?
The Great Western freight house is located at 16th
and Marcy Streets, just south of Leavenworth. The main
business portion of Omaha is down. grade. One horse '
can deliver a vanload, and it is the only freight depot in
Omaha from which this is possible.
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