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PAGES ELEVEN TO TWENTY.
VOL. XI AY NO.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1915.
Oa Truing ana at
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
OMAHA BOOSTS FOR
Leaden of Commercial Club Talk to
Business Men There of the
HOPE PBOJECT WILL DEVELOP
OMAHA PIONEER WHO IS SAID TO
BE SLOWLY SINKING.
YANKTON, 8. D.. May 21. (Spe- .
dal Telegram.) J. L. McCagu.
Qeorge H. Kelly and J. A. Sunder-
met with citizens of Yankton last) V
night In a big mass meeting whoso j
object was a bridge across the Mis-,
sourt here and direct railroad con
nections with Omaha.
Great enthusiasm was shown and
hopes are entertained that the pro
ject may develop Into a reality.
President MoCague of the Omaha Com
mercial club. Executive Chairman Sun
derland and former President Kelly were
delegated by the Commercial club to go
to Yankton and meet with the Yankton
business men on this project There has
been much talk at various times among
Omaha business men and among Yank
ton business men of the advantage to be
gained by a direct line of railroad con
nectlng these two places. It has often
been pointed out that Omaha must event
ually have a more direct. line of road
leading Into the great grain belt of the
Dakota. This meeting at Yankton was
called In the hope that soma tangible
plana might be found to bring this about.
Build Home for a
Henry Pollock, wno made an appeal
fThureday through The Bee for help in
building a new home for Joseph Mecher,
the Hungarian laborer whose home waa
destroyed Monday evening1, wiping out
his savings of a life time, now has 110
in the purse and more is coming In.
T. F. Btroud telephoned Mr. Pollack
that he would send down a wagon load
of lumber to help toward building the new
home and Mr. Pollack has Issued an ap
peal for 100 Hungarian carpenters to be
on hand a week from Sunday, when he
Will have the material for a new house.
lSverythlns that . Mr. Mechf r had was
destroyed, and as he had no insurance,
his family, consisting of a wife and two
children. Is entirely destitute, the little
boy not having even a suit of clothes.
Donations may be left at The Bee of
fice, where Mr. Pollack will call for
Mrs. Banko, 4911 North Fourteenth ave
nue, telephoned The Bee that she had
raised $11.70 among her neighbors, which
the would bring to The Be office for the
Ticket Agents to
Stop Over in Omaha
Ticket agents from the east are to stop
off in Omaha, on their way, to Denver
(or- their convention, October 11 to 13,
inclusive. There will probably be a spe
cial train carrying the agents from a
half dozen eastern and northeastern states
end Canada. The tentative date for their
arrival In , Omaha is .October 9. They
-will probably be entertained In Omaha
m that day and evening, leaving early
morning for Denver.
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JOE REDMANJAILING FAST
Family is Called to Bedside of the
Pioneer as the End is Ex
STILL CONSCIOUS, BUT WEAK
Joseph Redman, known to his many
friends In Omaha and the west. Is very
111 at his home. ltBt Corby street and no
hope for Ms recovery ' entertained. Ills
l'lucM, the attending physician usscrte.
Is simply a general wearing out. He Is
conscious and his mind in bright, but
he Is very weak, being unable to hardly
raise a hand. Ills children, two of whom
reside in Salt I.ahe City, have been
tailed from their homes, the opinion being
that the end Is near.
"I'ncle Joe" Redman 1 l-aal Si years
nf age and has been a resident of Omaha
continuously since 1W7. Ills present Ill
ness dates from election day. Trior to
that he had been up and down town
nearly every day. Election day he mani
fested great interest In the result and
ppent a gTeater portion of the time about
the polling places In the Fifth ward,
where ho has resided for more than half
n century. That evening he complained
of reeling very tired. The following morn
ing he seemod to feel worae and since
then he has fslled rapidly.
Green What Goods
to Take from Store
Three pawnbrokers, charged with re
ceiving and concealing stolen property
taken from the Rurgess-Nash store by
Harry Green, a trusted employe, were
found guilty in police court by Judge
Britt, after hotly contested trials. Sam
Schwarts was fined floo and costs, and
fines of S60 and costs were assessed
against the other two defendants, Arthur
Laserowlts and Joe Rosenberg. All three
paid the fines. Their pawnshops are
near Sixteenth and Cass streets.
Green, who turned state's witness, and
Detectives Tagel, Murphy and Rooney,
who made the arrests, testified against
the pawnshop men, . The latter were al
leged to have coached Green as to what
goods to steal and bring to their stores.
The pawnshop men were also alleged to
have arranged a signal with Green, so
that he would know if police officers were
In the stores when he appeared . with
is Two-Thirds of
Weathers Clears at'
All Points in State
Heavy rains were general over all Ne
braska Thursday night and according to
morning reports to the railroad, the
weather is clear at all prints In the state
and growing warmer. The rain fall In
Omaha was 1.07 Inches.
Railroad reports Indicate that the pre
cipitation during the twenty-four hours
ending Friday morning -ss from one to
three Inches. The heaviest rainfall was
up through the Loup river valley, north
end west of Columbus. The rain CHnie
so gently and the fall was spread ovor
such a long period that it Is not believed
that any damage was done by streams
overflowing their banks, or the washing
of crops on the hillsides.
Yoder Says Board
Simply Failed to
County Superintendent of Schools Yoder
In answer to a request for a statement
concerning the charges made by J. F.
McLane, superintendent of schools of
Florence, at the coimnoncement exercises
Thursday night, gave out tit following
"As I was present at the graduating
exercises of another school last night, I
heard nothing of th? statements attrib
uted to Mr. McLanp unlit this morning.
Mr. McLane was not dtumlsaed. His con
tract expired and the Iniard simply did
not re-elect him. To my mind, Mr. Mc
Lane made Just one mere professional
error when, according to reports, he
exhibited personal feelings on such an
cccaslnn and In the presence of both his
successor and the members of his board
of education. The members of the board
are able, to speak for thmeslves, but, in
my Judgment they did what they
thought proper, with no political con
siderations whatever. In my opinion the
only politics Injected Into this matter has
been Injected by himself."
OF NEW GRAIN EXCHANGE
The foundation for the eight-story
Grain exchange building at Nineteenth
and Harney streets has been completed
and work on the erection of the steel
will begin lthin the next ten days. The
laying of brlek will commence as soon as
tho first story of steel construction is
Four carloads of we structural steel
for the building has arrived from Pitts
burgh and is being hauled to the site.
E. N. SMITH PASSES AWAY
AT THE AGE OF FIFTY-TWO
B. N. Smith died Thursday night at
the Wise Memorial hospital at tho ago
of 52 years. The funeral will bo held
Sunday at ! o'clock from the late resi
dence at 2718 Jackson street. Rev. O. D.
Pnltily of Kountre Memorial church will
officiate. 1 Iffff
LAMBS STI1MIGH IN PRICE
Quarters Selling at Twenty Cents,
with Chops Up to Twenty-Five
and Thirty Cents.
SUGAR IS UP A FEW POINTS
Lambs still hold to their extraordinary
record for high prices. Hindquarters are i
selling for y cents a pound and lamb
chops are bringing X to 30 cents. Lambs
are costing IS to 30 cents In the whole
sale market now, while a month ago they
cost It to IS cents.
Porterhouse steak Is costing 30 to 85
cents. Sirloin Is a qusrier a pound.
Round steak Is 20 cents. Pot roasts of
btef are 14 cents, while plate boiling beef
la 10 cents.
Pork chops are IS cents, pork steak 1IH
and sparerlbs a dime.
Hams are S3 a hundred higher than a
few weeks ago. They are retailing at
I"Vfc cents a pound. Bacon Is remaining
steady and from SO to 14 cents a pound.
Saaar t.ors I s,
Sugar advanced 11 to 15 points In the
wholesale market. Sixteen pounds for
II can still bo bad on the retail market,
but the tendency la toward a stronger
market Flour has remained steady for
some weeks, still selling at II. M a sack.
Old potatoes are still 70 cents a bushel.
Cucumbers can be had at from 7H to 10
and IS cent a Green beans come at 10
cents a quart. Peas are a dime a quart
Cabbage Is 8' cents a pounl.
IMaeapptea In Season,
Strawberries are now 15 cents a quart
box, or 1 oents a pint. Pineapple can
be had at $2.75 a case, or at from W cents
to 11.40 a doxen, according to else. Tine
apples are right In season now,' and are
abundant. The quality la said to be good
The sale of tomato plants has been
good for some time, althouih many have
refrained from planting them, waiting
for a rain. Now that the long looked
for rain has come many are afraid to
plant them until the weather has settled,
as they fear a nipping frost at the close
of the rainy spell. Tomato plants of the
dwarf champion variety can be had at
a dime a doxea.
Watch Out for tho
Mayor When He Dons
His Southern Togs
As soon as Colonel Welsh of the
weather department brushes the clouds
away and lets in some May sunshine,
Mayor Dahlman promises to appear on
tho public thoroughfares arrayed in a
new Panama hat, a swagger suit of
light gray and a new pair of shoes of
the latest style.
The hat was brought from South
America by his daughter and la describe.!
as nifty. The suit is said te be "outre, '
er something Itks that
The mayor's line of march when he
comes ont with his new saratorlal effects
will be announced at a later date.
J. Ham Lewis of Chicago will have to
look to, his laurels, it is reported.
Will Decorate Court
House on Peony Day
The Omaha Oivia league, through its
president T. R. Kimball, has secured a
promlSH of co-operation from the county
board in a plan to decorate the rotunda
of the court house with peonies on peony
day. May S. Superintendent Joseph Cala
bria and his force of men will assist the
league In placing the floral decorations.
LONG TRIP TO CARNIVAL
AT WICHITA FRUITLESS
Although they went all the way to
Wichita to see some classy oamlval
shows, Charles Black and Secretary J. D.
Weaver of Ak-Sar-Ben have returned
without seeing a show. "It rained all the
lime," said Secretary Weaver, "and we
never got to see a thing." The big car
nival waa on there In connection with the
Kansas state convention nf the Knights
of Pythias. The Ak-Sar-Ben went there
to look over the shows with a view to en
gaging some of them for the King's High
way for the fall festival In Omaha,
EXPECTS BOARD TO WORK
Hummel Says Recreation Board is
Not Supposed to Be a Pink
WOMAN MEMBER NOT NAMED
"You mus be active In the affairs of
this recreation board. You must not ex
pect to serve Just for the honor th;re
might be in It I will expect you to
work, otherwise you will find somebody
else In your place." were rtatemcnta
made by Commissioner Hummel, as
chairman of the new recreation boa-d
to each of the members of the organisation.
At a first meeting of the board Mr.
Hummel made it known that this board
will not be a kenslngton tea affair, as
certain other boards of recent history,
hava been, he declared. He said he ex-'
pects to do his share In establishing s
municipal recreational system which he
started during the last three years.
Mr. Hummel will take the members of
the board out Sunday afternoon and look
over the playgrounds In the parks, muni
cipal beach and the athletic fields which
have been established or are being de
The board will meet next Thursday eve
ning In the city hall and will be addresned.
by Cyrus F.' Stlmson. secretsry of the
National riay ground and Recreation as
sociation. Working plans will bo considered In c
few weeks. Charles J. Carlson, Mr..
Hummel's secretary In the park office,
will set as secretary of the recreation
The fifth member of the board, who
will be a woman, has not been selected.
DAN BAUM, JR. BUYS FINE
HOME FROM MRS. KOUNTZE
Daniel Bnum. Jr., ha purchased a fine
residence at DM South Thirty-eighth ave
nue from Mrs. Herman Kountxe. The
price Is to be In the neighborhood of
ll&,000. The sale waa negotiated through A.
P. Tukey & Hon. Mr. Gaum haa been liv
ing In this residence for a year.
All Sorts of Grain
Hicrher in Omaha
A "heavy milling- demand sent wheat up
h b to X eent on the Omaha market, the
t prices being tl.6 to 11.48, with the re
ceipts for the day thirty-six carloads.
Corn waa slow sale at 6SV4 to 724 cents,
prices being V, cent up from Thursday.
There were but nine cars of oats on the
market prices .ranging from 464 to 60
rents. cent up.
OKLAHOMA IS ALREADY
s CALLING FOR LABORERS
late Balthas .. Jetter ' of South
Omaha, president of the Jetter Brewing
company, left an estate of more tnan
two-thirds of a million dollars, according
to a petition for. administration filed in
probate court by Mrs. Bertha Jetter, his
Mr. Jetter left no will.. . The estate,
which consists of T93.656 personal prop
erty and $38,600 real estate, according to
Mrs. Jetter's estimate, will be divided,
according to law, among tho widow, the
son, Henry J., and three daughters,
Misses Alma. Bertha, Hulda. Carolena
and Edith Emma Jetter. The family
home is at 2C4 South Tlilruein street,
Mra. Jetter will be appointed admin
istrator of the estato by County Judge
Crawford with the consent of the other
Oklahoma is calling for harvest hands
already. The local poatofflce has re
ceived word from the United States de
partment of Labor - that from 16,000 to
Js.OOQ "English speaking white men" are
wanted for harvest work paying from $2
to $3 a day and board. The harvest be
gins in southern Oklahoma about June S
and proceeds northward day by day as
the grain ripens, beginning In northern
Oklahoma about June 12.
Men who want the work must go to
Oklahoma at their own expense, and are
Instructed to report to the labor dis
tributing offices at Clinton. Frederick.
Enid, Carmen, Alva and Woodward, Okl.
While the vast majority of fanners
prefer Englleh speaking white men for
this work, others may be hired. Such
should apply to W. G. Ashton. commis
sioner of labor, Oklahoma City.
Ask Police to Find
Long Lost Daughter
After being adopted by friends of the
family and scattered to different parte of
the country, following the murder of their
father and the death of their mother in
Cheyenne twenty years ago, the four
children of William and Lola Harvey are
now trying to find each other and be
One of them, Mrs. William D. Cmm
backcr of Higtilandtown, Md., has writ
ten Omaha police for help, as another of
the children, Ada, was adopted by an
Omaha railroad man named McDonald or
O'Donnell. Ada la now 28 years of age.
If alive, and the local officers are trying
to find her.
The police have also geen asked to
locate George 1 1 urn, thought to be In
Omaha, as nla father, William Hum of
Beatrice, la very 111 and wants his boy
to come home at once.
WAR CUTS DOWN THE SALE
OF U. S. CHEAP WATCHES
BERLIN. May 18 The Interruption in
the exports of American cheap watches
to Gem any and Austria-Hungary has
proved a windfall for German and Swiss
watchmakers. The war Is responsible for
a. great boom In tr sale of cheap watches
to be worn In the wrist, every officer and
almost every soldier equipping himself
in the way before embarking vu field
service. The shop windows of Jeweler
and outfitters In Berlin, Vienna and other
cities are filled with such watches, many
of them equipped with dials illuminated
with a radium compound.
TRAMP STEALS PAIR OF
SHOES BUT TAKES TWO LEFTS
How to make two loa- shoes, both
rights, fit on his feet 1m the problem
with which State Representative Robert
C. Druesedow Is now wrestling. Mrs.
Druesedow employed a stranger to beat
her rugs. Tho stranger needed shoes.
Mr. Druesedow had two pair of low shoes
that he had counted on wearing this
summer. The tramp wanted a pair. He
made a grab and a get-away. Now the
tramp has two lefts and "Bob" has two
rights. Neither can wear them. Incident
ally Druesedow Is also minus a good
raxor since the carpets were beaten.
JOHN A. SWANSON, President.
WM. L. HOLZM AN,. Treasurer.
These Superb $25, $30, $35 Spring Suits at $17
Sweep Aside All Value-Giving Records
Consider These Facts
For years the buying; ;
exploits of our Mr. John A.
Swanson have been watched
with interest by the men of
this community. Year after
year Mr. Swanson has
"scooped" the markets and .
achieved a reputation for un-.
equalled value giving- in
Today Mr. Swanson
says: "The greatest clothes
bargains I have ever known"
take this statement at face
value investigate, examine,
compare. Then and only then
will you fully realize the un
precedented values this sale
A m e r i c a's leading
clothe makers found us ready
to purchase their surplus
stocks for cash. The price we
paid enables us to save our
customers from 33 per cent
to 60 per cent on the finest
clothes ever produced In this
Your Most Extraordi
nary Oppo rtu n ity at.,.
The wholosnlff surplus of Amer
ica's finest clothes makers. Ilic
key Frvemnn Co., Adler 'Roches
ter, 'and Rosenberg Bros. Fash
ion clothes, Rochester, N. Y. Bought
by us at a sensationally low prico and
us we buy wo sell. V
Get Your Spring and Summer Suit
Saturday in This Great Sale
Three-piece Suits Young Men's Suits Stout Men's Suits
Two-piece Suits Business Men's Suits Tall Men's Suits
Half Lined Suits Conservative Suits Short Men's Suits
Cool Outing Suits 1, 2, 3 -button Suits Short-Stout Suits
Fancy Weave Suits. Worsted Suits. Neat Stripe Suits. New Plaid Suits.
No end to the beautiful selection of styles and colors. All sixes 33 to 46.
Men's $15.00 New Spring Suits atQ
Another landslide of amazing suit values. Men's and young men's TT
model, all sizes, 31 to 46. All wanted weaves.
styles. Kvery suit hand-tailored, and made to
Choice of hundreds Saturday at.....
Scores of new
sell at $16.00.
Beautiful sample soring overcoats from
Freeman Co.. Homester, N. Y. he
convertible collars. Novelty weaves
tive colors: 42 to 18-ln. lengths. Size
Half end quarter silk lined. Made to
and $30, choice Saturday, at
Men's $25 and $30 Spring Overcoats
from Hirkey J- mmg
If, velvet or IT I
or conserva- A. j Kaav
ie 3 4 to 41. Af j at Lf
o sell at $35 ati W
Get Rl el "Sprlna Keer."
A laiy liver snd slugglah bowels will
overcome any ambitious and energetic
man or woman and ma'ie them feel all
tired out, dull, stupid and lifeless Foley
Cathartic Tablets relieve constipation, re
store healthy bowel action and liven up i
your liver. They are wW.lt on and thor
oughly cleansing; do not grie or ri a u se
ats They bsnlsli that full, rinse, heavy
feeling. J. U Knight. Kort Worth. Texas,
says: "My disagreeable symptoms were
entirely removed by the thorough cleans
ing they gave my system." Sold svery
w here. Ad ve rtiac m ant
The Omaha Symphony Study orchestra
will give a benefit concert fur one of Ha
members, h)ilo Erlckson, who is confined
to the county hospital. The concert will
be held at the Pwedlah auditorium Thurs
day evening under the direction of Henry
Young Kriekenn came to this country
from .Sweden two years ago and Is the
sole support of his mother In that country.-
I-""' winter he suffered an attack
of pneumonia, from which he haa not
l recovered, lie la a talented violin pluyei
i and a student of the violin.
loll Hlusts aue he la I lea.
Kloan'a Liniment will help your sci
atica. Liftl a '.&e bottle now, it penetrates
-kills the pain utops many arhea. All
The Bee Want Ada Are Best Business
Men's $4.00 to $6.50 Trouien, at Pair
Men's $15.00 Sprin Overcoats at $10.00.
Men's $2 and $2.50 Shirts
We expect Saturday to brinjr heavy selling in our shirt department
ihe largest in Nebraska Ave, have secured hundreds or beautiful
high 'class negligee shirts shirt mad" to sell at $2.00 and $2.50.
Kxceptlonal variety of exclunlve patterns. Soft cuffs. Instead of
msrklnr thette shirts 2.0O anl as the values deserve, we
offei choice of the entire lot Saturday at $1.43.
Men' Sport Shirts, convertible i finis Kuort hliirt. Attn
rar $i.oo, $1.50 rrrn?. soc, $1.00
Wonderful Selection. Men's Union Suits
Of course you want comfort underwear then be sure to get it by
choosing from the stock that 'offers all the better lines Vassar, Superior,
Flaxal Linen Mesh, Corwlth, B. V. D. athletic and all the other favorites.
All sizes. We'll fit you perfectly.
Union Suits, 50c to $5.00. J Shirts or Drawers, 25c to $1.00
Men's $1.50 UnionSuits
A most unusual sale of men's and
young men's trousers. Fancy worsted
rassimeres, serges, dress or ou
styles, including white serges and flan- W J H
nels. All sizes, regular and stout. 21 to aA 311(1 JT
62 waist. Hundreds of pairs of 4.00 to ""
v-uu iruuncrs, oaiuraay, at, pair
K l vfV; Tit IH''m
U 1 11 W
Men's and Young Men's Clothing Dept. Second Floor.
Men's Correct Straw Hats
GREATER STOCKS BETTER STYLES
At a glance you 11 see why this greater store la
recognized a.s atraw hat headquarters.
See the new split straws, sennets, leghorns,
Dangkoks and Panama. Hatchles val
$1 to $10
Traveling Goods Specials
$3.BO Kermtol Bags at S1.90
aa.RO Cowhide) Bags at $S.OO
12.25 Matting Cases, $1.85
&.BO Walrus Bags at $70
aflJiO Salt Cases) at $3.00
$10.00 Salt Case at $8.00
Stats Floes sat Aisla sa Baeesaeat alsaroess.
Fine quality lisle union suits,
short sleeves, ankle length.
H'un of the mill. $1.60 union
suits Saturday at.
TM k rKXIMAfto
Sport Shirt Union Suits
Just what yon want for wear with
sport shirta. Cut "V" neck, ath
letlo style. Made of fine quality
cainaook. All slues
COIIBECT APPAUEL FOR MEN AND WOMEN',
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