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THE OMAHA SUNDAY 11KK: MAHt'H 12,
America's Pre-Dreadnaught Fleet
Would Go Over Like Ninepins
SO DECLARES NAVAL OFFICER
Now it Comes Out "Dan Cupid Led
Them to Fremont for the Wedding
WASHINGTON. March 11. Amer
ica's pre-dreadnaugbt fleet would go
over like ninepins If pitted against
British or other craft of the same
fe, Captain W. S. Sims, commander
f the new super dreadnsught Ne
vada, told the house naval committee
today, because "colossal mistakes"
tn construction have never been rec
tified. Other countries, he said, had
spent millions In redesigning the
older ships to meet changed condi
tions. Illustrating his point. Captain
Sims, who, as a lieutenant, went over
1,110 heads of his superiors to obtain
President Roosevelt's support In his
campaign to Improve methods of
target practice in the navy, said the
old bulldog of the navy, the battle
ship Oregon, probably was the worst
naval design ever put afloat. Its
unbalanced turrets heeled the 6hlp
down on broadside fire, he said, un
til its skin below the armor belt, no
thicker than a man's hand, was ex
posed to gunfire.
No Brtlcr Thaa Paper.
. The turret of the Kentucky and the
Kearsarge were no designed, he declared,
that four 12-inch shells could enter the
gun ports at one time; the sloping roofs
of the Connetlcut class turrets were built
to withstand short-range direct fire and
were no better than paper against mod
ern plunging fire; the turrets of the
Illinois class had a gap In the armor at
the back of the turret six to eight feet
wide, directly In line with the ammunition
All these defects Captain Sims attrib
uted to the organization of the depart
ment that prevailed for yeara. He in
sisted that a general staff would have
rendered them Impossible, and told the
committee that with the general board
determining military characteristics of
ships, modern American battle craft were
I'nder the old system, the captain said,
the criticisms of sea officers came to the
men who designed the ships and were
shelved by them. He described his own
"rank Insubordination" in obtaining
President Roosevelt's ear as to target
When the short-range target practice
was abandoned in 100C by the depart
ment, said Captain Sims, the gunnery
slumped and' continued to go down until
1P13, when the Individual practice was re
stored. In 1915 the fleet showed a 40 per
cent Improvement, out the improvement
was from the standing of SO to 40 'in a
possible 100 and the shooting was still
bad. The ill effects ot the slump were
"being slowly but surely overeomev he
added, and he urged that full Information
be published as to what the men behind
."the guna actually did. He Insisted that
iiobody was in Ignorance abroad, because
very known power has a definite" system
for finding out, such matters promptly.
He told. of one case In his knowledge
.where the naval attache of one power
paid a bribe ot $10,09) to get information
as to the naval secrets of the country to
which he was accredited.
Sabmarlnea No Defence.
Captain Sims declared submarines could
not defend a coast and that the defense
of New Tork should he made 1.000 miles
at aea. He had positive knowledge, he
aid, that the British fleet spent part of
Us time behind nets In sheltered harbors
and the rest at sea surrounded by screen
fleets and submarine nets when not in
rapid motion. The only German subma
rine that got through the screens, he
said, had been rammed hy a battleship
and sunk. The officer said It was not
submarines which defended Helgoland,
the great Qerman base on the North Sea.
but shore batteries, mines and surface
"I do not hesitate to say," he added,
""that with 100 submarines of the shore
service type concentrated around New
York, a hostile fleet could sail In . near
enough to shell New York, provided It
controlled the surface. That la, it is
necessary to control the surface. It a
fleet does that it can keep the subma
rines out with nets."
It Is the custom among writers of this
kind of a story to say that "Cupid was
We aren't going to say that. Cupid Isn't
an engineer. He doesn't belong to the
Brotherhood. He wouldn't know the
throttle from the brake lever. Iet Cupid
stick to his last. It him continue his
work of shooting arrows through hearts.
He's got his handa full at that job.
No, It was Just one of the regutnr I'nlon
Pacific engineers that pulled the train
from Omaha to Fremont iBst Monday
morning, the train that bore Miss Winnie
C. Worley of the Thompson-Helden mil
linery department and H. A, Monroe, a
traveling salesman for tho Peninsular
Furnace company. Also It bore Miss Ona
Worley, clerk In the office of Pr. P. T.
Barber, dentist, and Harry I,. Peterson,
Don't be misled. The latter couple de
clare, assert, asseverate and solemnly af
firm that the affair at Fremont was not
a double wedding.
Well, the train of which Cupid was
(there we go; we knew we'd do It), well,
anyway, the train arrived In Fremont and
soon Miss Winnie C. Worley was Mrs.
II. A. Monroe, rtev. Mr. McQIffin of the
First Presbyterian church officiated.
It only remained to come back to
Omaha and have the "bless you, my
children" scene. This part of the day's
work the you... iolka approached with
fear and trembling. They arrived as the
sun was setting at Fourteenth avenue and
Wirt streets, where on one side of the
street live Mrs. Monroe's parents and on
tho other side live Mr. Monroe's parents.
It wns "bless you. iny children." on
both sldeg of the family and of the street.
In fact, there was really no reason for
the "runaway marriage" except that the
bride had alwas said she wanted to run
away and bo married.
And we've Just gotta let m have their
own way, don't we?
Mn.S. II. A. MONROIS.
G1FF0RD BUYS ONE
MORE FARNAM LOT
Secures Lot Adjoining That Just
Purchased for New Hotel Near
to get the owners to buy the eighty-six
and 1hree-n"ai1rrs 'eet adloinlng the
corner afterwards sold to Mrs. Dufrene
for llJ,W. and recently sold to Pr. Olf
ford for lion.oro. Mr. Harrison has the
old letter In which Ihe owners of the
'corner declined to make the purchase. Af
jjthat time the owners of the corner of-
fered-tn sell for about tU.onft, or tttO a
' foot. The price paid was exactly U.K a
PLANS ARE NOT GIVEN OUT
A lot with frontage of fifty-nix
nnd three-quarters feet on Farnatn
street, on the southeast corner of
Twentieth, has Just been sold for
Dr. Harold Glfford is again the
purchaser. ' This strip adjoins the
eighty-six and three-quarters feet
the doctor purchased only a week
ago of the Dufreno estate for
$100,000, and on which he Is pre
paring to build an extension of the
The Hyde Investment company has
been the owner of the lot. The ne
gotiations were conducted through
tho real estate firm of Harrison &
Owaa Half Rlork.
Ily this purchase pr. Clifford with his
associate conic to own the entire half
block. There Is a sma'.i brick building
on the corner containing three stores. Pr
Oiffnrd la in California and has not ad
vised anyone as to his plana on this pur
chase. Harrison & Morton have had a
peculiar experience with the owners of
this corner. Fifteen years ago they tried
NF.W YORK. March ll.-A telegram
reiterating Theodore Roosevelt's dis
avowal of the candidacy of delegates
who have filed petitions In the Illinois
primaries expressing their preference for
him for presidential nomination tit either
the progressive or republican party was
sent today to Secretary of State Steven
son of Illinois In the name of the former
The action was taken because Mr. Ste
venson refused to accept as legal com
pliance with the Illinois statutes a cahle
message from Mr. llocaet'elt to his sec
retary, John W. Mcflrath, In which he
'disavowed candidates favorable to him.
jKarlier In the day Mr. McOraath tele
graphed Mr. Stevenson asking him If he
would accept a statement executed In
the name of Mr. Roosevelt by his attor
neys was accompanied by a sufficient
power of attorney.
It lakes but a minute or time to sav
dollars when you read The Ree Want Ad
Awtaorlaea In of Name,
BOSTON, Mass.. March 11. -President
IWlleon In a telegram todav to Secretary
of Htate I-anglry, authorized the use of
lls name In tlie Massachusetts presiden
tial primaries of Apill 2&.
GREAT TASK TO GET
Mate of Red Tape Almost Amazes
Two Who Want Pipes Run Into
CITY ABSTRACTER WON'T DO
Water may be everywhere, but it
Is not so easy to get In Omaha, not
so easy as one would believe. This
anomalous s'tuatlon was brought
out In a concrete manner at the city
water office, when Humphrey Lynch,
plumber, sought tn behalf of Slgred
Larson and Nets Swanberg to secure
permission for a water service.
Larson and 8wanberg own bouses
on adjoining lots at 1405 and 1407
Boulevard avenue. The nearest
ater main is In Fiftsenth street,
300 feet away. These property
owners want to extend a private
pipe from the main to their bouses,
at a cost of $100.
According to the laws of the city water
office they first must submit sufficient
abstracts for their property, sign affl
davlta before a notary that In the event
of the Water board placing a regular
service pipe in their street they will pay
the required 19 cents, per foot and also
agree to h-ve their private service dis
connected; or they have' the alternative
of depositing amounts equal to what the
SO -cent assessment would be In the event
of a main being put In.
amee the Anetraeter. " !T
The. water office clerk having chars
of this branch of the work Informed Mrv
Lynch that the alatracts offered wonlf
have to be brought up to date and he"
suggested the name of a particular local
abstracter for the work which would cost
each of the property owners) about ST
Mr. Lynch secured a statement fronal
City Abstracter Hartley that tha ab
atracta In question were O. K., but then-ate.'
office people declined to approve
the statement of the city abstracter an4
referred Mr. Lynch to the attorney of
.It Is said that municipal ownership
the water plant would make It easy fo
the small property owner to get waters
but Messrs. Larson and Swanberg are di
tng some thinking. They are hard-work
Ing men, need water for their homes anj
sre willing to pay for private extenaionJ
for a uiatance of S"0 feet and are some-J
what amased at the labrynth of technic
ralltles and expense they must endur
Just to gel water service for their homes
The water office has a man who la sup
posed to do this work of ascertaining
the sufficiency of abstracts and ottaerj
property Instruments. ",
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Washington Affairs :
Tt R Nlmn, for forty-eight year
financial clerk of the senate, died at hi,
home. During hla service he had file
bursed more than llOO.OOQ.OiiO of govern
ment funds. ,
The Shackelford bill to approprlat
i:MOflno a year for good roads wag.
amended bv the senate post of He ; cpm-H
mil lee. which recommended tha.
be appropriated for 1017. and Uflrtyvw art-
dltlonil each year till 1921. when SJM00.WO,
would be reached.
Finn Will Conduct
Sixth "Pop" Concert
John M. Finn will be the conductor of
the sixth municipal "Pop" concert, to be
given at the Omaha Auditorium Sunday
afternoon. A program ranging from
sacred and classical to popular and oper
atic muslo haa been arranged by Con
ductor Finn and will be as follows:
March With Trumpet and Prum..Weldon
Selection Gems of Comic Opera ... Mosua
Morceau de Salon Dawn of Love..Bendlx
Patrol American Meacham
Scenes Populaire The Craxy Quilt.. Finn
(Embodying several "has been" popular
Overture Consecration Keler-Bela
Characteristic Underneath the Stam..
Solo for Cornet For All Eternity....
Dr. A. D. I.lrd, Soloist.
Fextet from "Ldicta" Donizetti
Grand Fantasia on "American Melo-
Holdups Blind Victim
With a Flashlight
J. W. White was held up snd robbed of
15 In cash yesterday evening while he waa
coming from the Vnlon depot, having
lust a rived from Illpley, la.
White says that there, were two of the
men. but that at they held a flashlUht
in hU face he is unable to give the police
any description of them.
Fred Starkey, who resides st 4326 M
street, and who la an employe of the
L'nlon Pacific company, was held up and
robbed by two armed men at Twelfth and
Davenport streets yesterday evening. The
bandits secured 120 in money and some
I.a fr'ajreti Caaeel Salllac.
PARI8 March 11 The French line has
cancelled Hie sailing tomorrow of the
teamer. I-a Fayette, from Bordeaux to
rew- Tork. The l Fayette arrived at
Bordeaux March . having been delayed
tevei-al dayn on Its voyage from New
final a I'laat Destroyed.
HHl'XSWICK, Cia . March ll.-The
plant of the Yaryan Rnein and Turpen
tine company waa virtually destroyed and
a workman seiiounly burned by a fire
which started In the refinery building of
the plant here early tonight. The loss
waa estimated at fUW.OUU.
The Opening of Our New Victrola Gallery
On the Fifth Floor.
CV11 two years ago the mniinKcnicnt of this store decided upon the addition of a department for the alc of
J Talking MachineK. A careful and exhaustive investigation revealed the fact that Victor Talking Machines
With characteristic determination to have only the best, it was decided that the Victor was the. machine this
store should sell. Hut at that time circumstances made it impossible to secure the Victor Agency. Therefore, rather
than put in anything but the best, the opening of this department was deferred until Victor Machines were available.
That time has now arrived, and in keeping with the high merit of the Meter machines, we have prepared a
group of beautifully apiointod sound-proof rooms, where Victrolas of all styles from $13 to ) are displayed.
iiere you win nnd a pleasing place in which to try out the wonderful tonal qualities of Victor Machines and Vic
Wo cordially invite you to make an early visit to this New Victrola Gallery.
Orchard ? Wilhelm Co.
Let us demonstrate for you
The New Victor
It plays 60 to 200 records
without need of change.
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Complete) Htock of
New Victor Itecords.
Full Carload of Golden Oak Rockers in New and Different Designs Go On Sale Monday
Orchard & Wilhelm Co.
4U-4I6-418 South Sixteenth Street
A N assortment of unusual magnitude embracing designs that are different, new features in
-rx construction and moderate pricing that will make this offering of more than ordinary interest.
This Quartered Oak
Made of selected quarter oak,
full spring seat, upholstered iu
genuine leather. As the Illustra
tion indicates. It is a high back
and very comfortable tfJQ 7C
rocker. Price, each. . . J)7 O
Same style rocker, made of
heavier stock. Price, each, 31 U
A partial lint of rocks, attractively nrirrd. fnllnua:
(iolden Ouk lUx'kcr, excellent design, (pnlh leather aeat and
iiair 10 mau n 810 OO
tioldcn Oak Itocker, Colonial atyle, leather seat ajid back 813 50
(.'olden Oak Itocker, Mission style, panelled under tho arms, auto
spring seat with loose cushion back 820 00
(Jolden Oak ltorker. Mission style, with high back, auto seat. In '
genuine leather 810 50
Golden Ouk Hooker, w ide slat back, flat arms, genuine .Spanish
leather seat a n 50
Golden Oak Itocker, Mission style, panel sides, auto seat with
leather bark 823 OO
Golden Oak Itocker, in straight line design, genuine leather seat,
panel leather back i 817 50
Golden Oak Rocker, seat and back upholstered In tapeatry 81000
Golden Oak Hocker, In Mission design, removable auto seat, gen
uine (Spanish leather, and chair to match. Each 814 00
Golden Oak (tomfort Itocker, selected quartered oak, high back,
I'lHMHirrmi in genuine leatiier. colonial style SI 8.50
Hocker in same style finish with low back.
This Twist Post Rocker, $17.00
Chair to match. 817.00.
An up-to-date design with twisted poets, made of selected quarter
oak, flat arms and Spanish leather auto seat. An ex- 1 7 ff
tremely low price for a rocker of this type P1 UU
In the Gift Shop Main Floor
New Painted Tin Flower Pots, from G0 to $3.50 each.
Willow Serving Moats, orange and old ivory and brown
$4.00, $5.00, $G.OO
Xew shipment of Kahler Potter)'. Very unique and beauti
fully colored $2.50 to $10.00
Bird Baths in various styles and at various prices.
A Beckwith Round Oak Combination
Range Insures Satisfaction
( burnt tithtr coal orgtt, r both and that
nuant kitchen cmfort in summer or nintir
A large number of satisfied users are
ready to testify to tbe satisfactory service of
We know HOW It I
made and WHAT goea into
It We do not hesitate to
add our guarantee to that
of the Itound Oak makers.
As additional proof we' offer
30 DAYS' FREE TRIAL.
No payment till you try out the
stove to your satisfaction then small
monthly payments. And it costs no
more than the unknown range.
mi ' HI I I
Like Cut, $12.50
Chair to match. 812.50.
A clean cut, well made article
with loose auto cushion, remov
able, covered with genuine Span
ish leather, heavy steel spring
construction. Frame of selected
quarter sawed oak. 5 1 Q Cf
An exceptional value P X aw OU
$13.50 for This Easy Rocker in Oak
The Illustration shows this handsome Colonial Rocker, made with
high shaped back, full quarter sawed oak, golden finish, all joint
mortised. Seat made with deep colled springs and up- (hi o rf f
holstered In genuine Spanish leather. Price very low. . . . P luiuU
Spring Draperies Ready
For Your Inspection
A PKOFl'sioN of curtains, curtain materials, cre-
tonnes and drapery fabrics in new and attractive
designs have been assembled. A visit to this section
will suggest many new and interesting ideas in Homo
Furnishing, and we would like to have you come in am!
Pair $2.25 to $20.00
Come In both white and ecru.
Scrim and Marquisette Curtains
Pair 95c to $10.00
Duchess Lace Curtains, $4.50 to $22.50 Pr.
Lace Nets for Window Curtains
Exclusive designs in Quaker lace nets Many styles, in
lar filet effects.
40c, 65c, 75c, $1.00, $1.25 Yd.
A most complete showing of
printed and Inlaid linoleums, in
cluding all the new colorings for
kitchens and bath rooms, as well
as the plain heavy linoleums, suit
able for offices and public' room.
Our expert layers guar,
antoe correct yardage In
estimate and satisfar.
tory service when the Job
PRINTED LINOLEUM, PER BQ.
YARD 50 TO Of
INLAID UNOL.EUM. PER 8'J.
YARD 05 TO 81.75
Natural Wool Rug
S'ze !0j5 lncha
Made from undyed wools, re
versible. Are very attractive and
will wear indefinitely. Good for
bath rooms and vestibules.
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A most complete showing of Whittall Ango-Persians,
Whittall Ango-Indians, Whittall Chlidema Body Brussels
The name "WHITTAU' means perfection in rug making.
Our line includes many special sixes, as well as all of the
SEAMED AND SEAMLESS
$20.75, $22.50, $24.00 to $31.50
Many designs hitherto found only In more expensive rugs are now
included in our showing of Axmlnsters small all-over patterns, Chlneaa
designs, two-tone patterns, ('hints, etc., providing rugs suitable for an
room In the home.
a-3l0-e . .20.00 to 827.50 i 4-7. .. .812.50 to 817.50
815.00 822.50 I 3eTa ... . 8 35 I 5.00
7o 82.25 to $3.25
Kxreptional Kuga for a Low I'rtre.
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