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Brief City News
"TonbmuiI ' (or Sporting Goods."
Bora Root Print Boacon Prooa.
Ughtlng Flitorm BurgeM-Oranden Co.
Half Karot WVto Diamond tit Ednolm.
"Business Ik Human Service" That
is. why business is good for tenants of
The Bee Building, whore service is
the first consideration.
"Todays movie Program," classi
fied unction today. It appears In Th
Bee exclusively. Find out what the
Various moving picture theaters oner.
Grain Inspector Bankrupt George
McAllister, a grain inspector living at
2105 Binney street, Hied a petition In
bankruptcy. Liabilities, 2,60O; assets,
Granted Absence Iieave Miss Mary
Austin, teacher at Beals school, has
heen granted a year's leave, that she
may attend the University of Cincin
nati. Signs on Buildings The city coun
cil decided to enforce a section of the
building laws requiring owners of cor
ner buildings to place street name
signs so that "he who runs may read."
To Decorate City Ilall With Lights
The city councit passed a resolution
which provides for decorative lighting
on the city hall for the Ak-Sar-Ben
tall festivities.
Loses Three Finger Tips Samuel
Ritzo, employed at the Skinner Manu
facturing company's plant, caught his
right hand in the machinery and suf
fered the loss of three finger tips. He
was removed to St. Joseph's hospital
for treatment
Hanighen In New Field When the
city clerk read a lot of paving bids
during a meeting of the city council,
the commissioners were surprised to
hear the name of J. J. Hanighen in
connection with asphalt paving bids.
This is Mr. Hanighen's first Identifica
tion with the paving game here.
Manawa Now Showing Feature
Photoplays During the remainder of
the park season, the management, at
Manawa park will treat the public to
high-class feature photoplays, pro
duced by the Fox Film corporation.
l,ast evening Bertha Kalich, in "Slan
der," a modern society photodrama,
was shown to a large audience. The
pictures change eve"ry evening.
Show Hughes at Dodge Plant On
August 7 Charles E. Hughes spoke to
10,000 employes of the Dodge Brothers
plant, where he was welcomed with
much enthusiasm. Mr. Hughes was
received personally by John F. and H.
E. Dodge, the former being a particu
larly prominent character in the re
publican politics of Michigan. A film
showing Mr. Hughes at the Dodge
Bros, plant Is being shown at the Muse
theater today.
Judge Kecommends
Barrel Stave Remedy
for Delinquent 3oy
"After a boy has stubbed his toe
and committed such a crime as steal
ing an automobile for joy-riding pur
poses, it is unfortunate that the law
does not provide that he (hall be
placed across a barrel and a barrel
stave applied to his anatomy. You
need a good sound thrashing, but you
are saved by the good graces of the
taw," said Judge Willis G. Sears in
releasing Edward Burns, 19 years
old, 1616 Chicago street, on bond of
Burns and Alex B. Chambers, 2605
L street, who is at liberty under $500
bonds, were charged with the theft of
the automobile belonging to W. W.
Reser of Missouri Valley. Reser
missed his machine while eating lunch
at a restaurant on the South Side. '
Burns' mother, sister and attorney
appeared in court to obtain his re
lease. Me was led irom tne county
jail to the judge's bench in the garb
of a prisoner. Promises to obey his
mother and to refrainfrom wrong
doing resulted in his being sent to the
Riverview home for delinquents on
suspended sentence. He agreed to re
port regularly to the juvenile author
ities and to his mother.
To Have New Route
to the Grand Canyon
General Passenger Agent Basinger
- of the Union Pacific has returned
from the west, where he went to line
up a tourist route to the Grand Can
von of the Colorado for next year.
On the trip from Salt Lake City he
was accompanied by rassenger irat-
lie Manager Fort, Governor Spry of
Utah, and a number of prominent
citizens of Salt Lake.
Aecording to Mr. Basinger, the
nronosed route is practical and will
become one of the Union Pacific fea
tures for western tourists next sea
son. To reach the canyon by way of
Salt Lake, tourists will be earned on
the San Pedro road to Lund, 245
miles south of Salt Lake. From there
to the canyon they will go by auto
mobile, over a state road, a distance
of 150 miles. This road, for some
thirty miles, follows along the rim of
the canyon, terminating at a point
opposite me irau up irum vv imams,
on the Santa Fe.
Mr. Fort said that the automobile
drive is delightful, as well as scenic,
running through deep gorges and
over high mountains. The trip from
Lund can easily be made in a day.
Want Forfeit to Protect
Against Delay in Paying
An ordinance has been introduced
in the city council by Commissioners
Jardine and Hummel providing that
in submitting bids for paving work
contractors must present certified
checks in the sum of 10 per cent of
the prospective contract, or not less
than $100 for any check. This money
will be forfeited to the city in cases
where contractors do not live up to
the terms of their contracts.
Several paving contractors have
been dilatory this season and it is
proposed to hold a cash forfeit over
their heads in the future.
Cured Her Children of Colds.
"During the past winter I had oc
casion to give Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy to my two children, who
were at the time suffering from se
vere colds. It proved to be the very
medicine they needed," writes Mrs.
Myron J. Pickard, Memphis, N. Y.
Obtainable everywhere. Adv v
Street's Are Set Aside
for the Fall Jubilee
Capitol avenue, Twelfth to Fift
eenth streets, and Fourteenth street
frnm Tlrtoe tn Davennni-t- a,r fa
have been set aside by the city com
missioners tor use as jubilei
grounds" bv the Knights of Ak-Sar
Ben this fall.
HIrk ll-Hflarhe Due to CoitfttliMitlon,
One don I)r. Klnff'il Now Life Pillg and
your Mirk headache la tone, (let a 2B-ctnt
buttle and be convinced. All drugglata.
Adrertlaeraenb. ... , .
Man Said to Be Former Em
ploye Gets the Week's
While the Calumet restaurant was
crowded about Monday and dozens
of persons looked on, a masked robber
said to be a former employe of the
place, held up the night cashier, Clar
ence Bussy, and escaped with the
week's payroll of the nigh! torce,
amounting to $125.
Rest-urant employes say they rec
ognized him as a 19-year-old youth
named Lisle Messa, who worked as
bus-boy for several months.
Before lie entered the restaurant
the robber loitered about on the out
side for nearly half an hour, and was
the object of much comment, as his
head was almost entirely covered
with a white gauze bandage, indi
cating that he had been in an acci
dent of some kind.
Not Recognized at First
Several taxi drivers and others who
were standing outside spoke to hinfl
for a few minutes. He said lie had
been badly cut about the face, and it
was healing. None of those on the
outside recognized him, however.
When he went inside lie cnattea
ith one of the waiters for a mo
ment and then went up to the cashier,
pulling an automatic gun. "Hand me
the pay envelope or i n plug you, ne
exclaimed to Bussy. Bussy, thinking
he was joking, told him to "beat it."
You d better tork over or 1 11 shoot.
the robber replied.
Bussy forked.
The man hastily jammed the money
into his pockets and ran, tearing the
bandage from his head.
Dodges Through Building.
Policeman O. P. Peterson was pass
ing and gave chase, but the robber
fled through a stairway over the
Welch restaurant and out through the
alley and into the Continental hotel
at 110 South Fourteenth street. From
there he made his escape.
Messa lived at the Continental
hotel for the last three months. Other
lodgers said that just after the rob
bery he dashed into the place, ran to
his room and then ran out again.
Search of his room revealed a big
pile of cheap yellow-back novels.
Letters Tell Story.
If the bandaged bandit 'who robbed
the night cashier at the Calumet res
taurant early last night is really Les'ie
Messa, the 19-year-old buss-boy who
formerly worked there, then a pathetic
story goes with the incident.
When detectives searched the room
in the Continental hotel, which Messa
and another young chap occupied,
they found a packet of letters ad
dressed to the young fellow. The let
ters were from his parents, who live
m Decatur, 111., and each one was
apparently an answer to a letter writ
ten home by him. '
The letters unfold a serial of youth
ful misery that had its start when
he made a "bad break" in his home
town, nearly a year ago. He went
away to make good by beginning all
over again.
The "bad break" at home would not
let him get away clean, the letters
indicate, for soon after he left trouble
followed him, and penniless and out of
work, he became ill and was com
pelled to spend a month in a hospital.
When he was discharged from the
hospital, he came to Omaha and got
a job in the Calumet restaurant.
Always Discouraged.
A letter from his father, received
while he was working at the restau
rant, shows that the young fellow
was still discouraged, but intended to
hang on and his father offered him
words of encouragement.
Walter Lowe, a night waiter at the
restaurant, was Messa's closest friend
and confidant, though he never
learned what sMessa's trouble back
home was.
"He always said he was afraid he'd
never get back on his feet again,"
Lowe said. "He was a fine chap, but
terribly down-hearted about some
thing. His one passion seemed to be
to get money. He worked like a slave.
acting as substitute for other waiters
whenever they wanted a night off,
and trying to earn all the money he
possible could. He didn't drink or
gamble, but he was alwa'ys broke.
"I saw him the other day and he
said he had lost his job. He was
gloomier than ever. I think he Dulled
off the robbery because he was des
perate, but at that, I think that if
the cashier had tried to talk him
out of it, he'd probably have stuck
the gun in his pocket and walked
away. I wouldn't be a bit surprised
if he'd walk in to the polite station
today and give himself up. He
wasn't bad its hard to think of him
as being a stickup man. I'll bet he's
in some kind of bad trouble and he
needed money awfully bad. so he just
took a long chance. I feel sorry for
him, somehow."
Others at the restaurant who knew
Messa feel the same way.
His general demeanor and his an
parent secret sorrow made him a
Omaha's Oldest "Fiddler" Celebrates
His Golden Wedding Anniversary
f. r
William II. Dunn, eldest brother
of H, W. Dunn, chief of police, can
play all the old "chimes" on his fid
dle. He lias one of the most valued
violins in this state,. but he prefers to
call it a "fiddle."
He is the champion, old fiddler of
Omaha, and aside from that he has
been married fifty years. In his seventy-third
year of life he finds con
siderable enjoyment playing "Money
Musk." "Old Black Joe," "Turkey in
the Straw" and other favorites.
On Sunday he and Mrs. Dunn ob
served their golden wedding anni
versary with a small family gather
ing to mark tne occasion at the Dunn
residence, 5102 North Twenty-second
He worked in the Burlincrtnn hnn
at Aurora, 111., forty years and was
married m tnat citv. Me has lived
sixteen years in Omaha. When the
civil war was started he joined Com
pany i, ritty-eighth Illinois volun
teers, and is now a member of the
Grand Army of the Republic. Mrs.
Theodore Thomas of this citv is a
daughter and William F. Dunn of the
postolfice is a son. Another daugh
ter is Mrs. Nettie Raymond of
Aurora. 111. He was born in Rut
land, Vt.
Attending the golden wedding cele
bration was Rutli Thomas, grand
mark for sympathy for the other rcs
laurart workers and they always tried
to help him all they could. He was
let out because business was slack.
Kngel Instructs Health Com
missioner He Must Enforce
State Law Hereafter.
Superintendent Kugel of the de
partment of police, sanitation and
public safety directed Health Com
missioner Connell to enforce a city
ordinance which requires a mini
mum of 18 per cent butter fat in
Last spring Dr. Connell suspended
this ordinance of his own volition,,
advising the milk and cream dealers
he would not prosecute them unless
their cream went below 16 per cent,
which was the requirement of the
city ordinance before it was amended
to agree with the state law.
The state law requires 18 per cent
and Mr. Kugel has concluded that
his department can not with impu
nity go below the state requirement.
Hannan Takes a Hand.
State Food Commissioner Harman
a few days ago telephoned from Lin
coln to the city officials to say that
unless they enforced the 18 per cent
provision he wpuld do a little en
forcing for them. State inspectors
were here last week and took a lot
of cream samples back to Lincoln
for tests.
The health commissioner explained
that he agreed to reduce the city or
dinance from 18 to 16 per cent be
cause the dealers last February
threatened to increase the price of
cream if 18 per cent butter fat was
demanded by the city.
Dr.' Connell announced he would
proceed at once to enforce the 18
per cent requirement and he has writ
ten letters to all milk and cream
dealers to that effect.
Report Filed on
Caldwell Estate
According to the report filed by1
Administrator Arthur S. Churchill on
the estate of Victor B. Caldwell, late
president of the United States Na
tional bank, there is $209,56275 to be
distributed. The estate includes 482
shares of stock in the United States
National bank, valued at $108,562.50;
real estate valued at $33,000, and
other property. Mr. Caldwell died in
the state. The widow, Nellie, and four
children are the heirs.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
to Success. ,
Seeks to Clear Name of Stig
ma Following Recent Di
vorce Suit and Wedding.
Plans for the anniiling o( the r--r-riage
of Mrs. Loretta Ambert to
George Robinson, 19 years old, at
Council Bluffs, in order that she 1nay
be freed from the stigma cf the set
ting aside of her divorce decree by
Judge Willis G. Sears in Douglas
county district court, are under way.
Lloyd A. Magney, deputy county at
torney, who acted for Mrs. Ambert
when she appealed for a divorce de
cree, has been consulted.
When Judge Sears set aside the de
cree divorcing her from Ambert,
which was on May 12, leaving Mrs.
Loretta Ambert with two husbands,
she appealed to attorneys and the
court. According to her complaint
she has been married three times.
The records in the county judge's of
fice show that but one marriage
license was issued.
On December 5, 1908 (license No.
22,042), Joseph Anderson was licensed
to wed Loretta Henning. Anderson
gave his age as 26, while the bride
was but 17. The consent of- her
father, Charles W. Henning, is
recorded, the ceremony was per
formed by Father Patrick J. Judge
of Sacred Heart church on Decem
ber 7, 1908. The license was issued
by Charles Leslie, at that time county
judge. Anderson died and his widow
married Ambert.
The divonce decree from Ambert
was granted by Judge George A
Day and the decree was set aside by
Judge Willis t bears.
Mrs. Ambert married George Rob
inson only a few weeks after obtain
ing a divorce decree. She was warned
at the time that six months must
elapse before she would be allowed
to marry. Mrs. Ambert-Robinson-An-derson-Henning
resides at 523 South
Twenty-fourth street.
New Washington Market
Is Opened for Public
One of the most modern and up-to-date
meat markets in the middle west
was opened yesterday when the
new Washington market at 1407
Douglas street was introduced to the
Omaha public. B. A. and N. Simon
are the owners.
The formal opening attracted hun
dreds of Omahans, who were agree
ably surprised to see a market so
tastily arranged and so scrupuousiy
neat. The display equipment is es
pecially attractive and all of the
show cases are glass enclosed.
A demonstrator of butternut cof
;fee served all patrons and visitors.
MflkA known vnnr
TTTTS JL 'ants, or desires,
"I " and by all meant
keep "Mother's Friend" nearby, for In
It you can put complete confidence
and reliability as a means of assisting
nature la accomplishing Its wonder
ful work ofi preparation. "Mother's
Friend" soothes the distressing pains
and gives relief from morning sick
ness, as well as makes an easier de
livery. Get a bottle at your drug
gist use externally and note the
satisfaction received. A free book on
Motherhood will be sent all mothers.
Write for one. Address
The Brsdfleld Regnlstor Co.,
213 Lamar Bldg.,
Atlanta, Ga.
Third Week
August Clearance Sale
20 to 50 Saving
Furniture, Stoves, Rugs and
Draperies at the Central
Many items of special close-out pat
terns yet remain in every department, which
you would appreciate to add to the conven
ience and beauty of your home. Every one
of these sale articles carries with it our
guarantee of lasting satisfaction, and you
can buy now and we will deliver later, if
Our regular prices are always low, con
sidering the high quality of home furnish
ings we offer, and at this sale you have an
unusual opportunity to save money on each
article, and, as usual, you make your own
r " fsnnn ' la- im wr 'Turn lnl. i
Commissioners Hummel and
Parks Back of New
Taxation Plan.
Assistant City Attorney I'e Toel is
preparing for Commissioners Hummel
and Parks a wheel lax ordinance '
which will he introduced within the I
next (ew weeks for consideration bv !
the committee of the whole and to'
be passed in time to be operative Jan-j
nary I, 1917.
The proposed scale of lax will he ;
from i to $1 J a year, according to i
llic horsepower, if it he a nioior-driv-i
en vehicle, or based on sue of horse-1
drawn vehicles.
Attorney Tc I'oel has hefore him
similar ordinances of Kansas City,
Chicago and other cilies. He slates
there is nothing in the statutes of
Nebraska to invalidate such an or
dinance for Omaha.
The revenue, estimated between
$4(1,000 and $50,000 a year, will be di
vided equally between the street
maintenance and boulevard funds. In
Kansas City this tax has been suffi
cient lo keep all streets and boule
vards in repair.
In Chicago.
At the city council meeting Com
missioner 1'arks submitted a report
of his visit last week to Chicago, re
ferring at some length to the wheel
lax which he recommended for Oma
ha and which he and Commissioner
llumtnel have been working on for
several weeks.
"Oilier cities of importance have
seen the wisdom of imposing a wheel
tax and 1 believe it is time we had. an
ordinance here," stated Commissioner
The wheel tax has been suggested
informally several times in recent
years before the council, but this is
the first time it has been given seri
ous consideration.
The report of Commissioner Parks
was referred to Attorney Te Poel
when Commissioner Hummel an
nounced to the ocuncil that a wheel
tax ordinance is being written and will
be presented within a few weeks.
ihe commissioners are in favor of
the ordinance and no opposition is
anticipated when the measure shall
have been submitted.
Bishop Stuntz to Move to
Omaha on October First
A reception was tended to Bish. n
Homer C. Stuntz Monday evening at
tne uroaaway Metnodist church,
Council Bluffs, by Methodists of six
districts. Bishop Stunti is the suc
cessor to Bishop Bristol and will take
up his residence in Omaha October
1, making his home at the Beaton
apartments on West Farnam street.
Officer Shoots and
Wounds Prisoner who
Breaks for Liberty
Officer Joe Baughman, chauffeur
of the patrol used at the South Side
police station, shot and wounded John
Logan, who gives his home as Par
sons, Kan., when Logan attempted to
escape from officers who bad placed j
Logan, in company with Willie
Ford, 5.'22 South Twenty-fourth
street, South Side, was arrested by
Prtective Mike Sullivan. Logan and
Ford were trying to sell a couple of
pans ot slices at Ihe tune, Milltvan
suspected the shoes were stolen
The police patrol was called and the
men carried to the station. Just as
Sullivan r.nd Baughman, who drove
the patrol, were herding Logan and
hord into the door of the jail, Lo
gan made a break for liberty and
started flight down the street.
He ignored the call of the officers
to slop, so Baughman pulled his re
volver and shot. The .bullet entered
I.ogna's leg at the knee cap and
brought him down instantly. He was
taken to the South Side hospital,
where it is feared blood poison may
set in.
Logan declares he is a steam-fitter
by trade and that he came to Omaha
last Thursday. He says he met Ford
in a saloon and it was at the saloon
they bought the shoes for $1.50. They
later tried to sell them at a profit, he
Mrs. Ben Newman, Former
Resident Here, Is Dead
Mrs. Rose Newman, widow of Ben
Newman, resident of Omaha and
Council Bluffs for many years, died
Monday evening at the home of a
daughter, Mrs. Ike New, of Chicago,
at the age of 74. The body will be
received here Wednesday mornin for
burial. Funeral will be held Wednes
day at 4 p. in. from the residence of
Sam Frank, 138 North Thirty-first
avenue, with interment at Pleasant
ilill cemetery. ..
Mrs. Newman" suffered an attack
of grippe last winter and did not fully
recover from that illness. Her other
daughters are Mrs. Martin Ober
fclder of Chicago and Mrs. Samuel
Frank of this city. Albert M. New
man of Chicago is the only surviving
son. Joseph Newman, another son,
was drowned at Manawa in 1887. .
Mrs. Newman came west from New
York as a bride in 1865, living part
in Plattsmouth, and then moving to
Council Bluffs, where her husband
was engaged in the clothing business.
The family moved to Omaha in 1883,
when Mr. Newman became a mem
ber of the insurance firm of Martin,
Perfect & Newman, Mr. Newman
died here in 1903.
Mrs. Newman visited Omaha in the
early days a a girl and .was the guest
of an aunt, Mrs. Aaron Cahn.
General Freight ; -Agents
Go East
for Rate Hearing
General Freight Agents Holcomb '
of the Burlington and Lane of the
Union Pacific have gone to Washing
ton. They will be present at an in
terstate commerce hearing in which
the two roads are interested, and be
for their return will probably look
in' on the wage conference that is
going on between President Wilson
and the railroad people.
Dr. Crowley Goes to Detroit
to Attend Father's Funeral
Dr. C. F. Crowley, city chemist, has
received news of the death ot his
father. Dr. John W. J. Crowley, aged
85. in Detroit. The elder Crowlev
was an army doctor during the civil
war and was prominent in Grand
Army of the Republic circles.
Dr. and Mrs. C. F. Crowley leave
tonight to attend the funeral. ,
"Feel Like a New Person,"
says Mrs. Hamilton.
New Castle, Ind. "From the tliM
I was eleven yean old until I was seven
teen I su tiered each
month so I had to be
in bed. Ihadhead
ache, backache and
such pains I would
cramp donbla every
month. I did- not
know what it was
to ba easy minute.
My health was all
run down and the
doctor did not da
me any good. A
neighbor told my mother about Lydia
E. Plnkhsm's Vegetable Compound and
I took it, and now I feel like a new
person. I don't suffer any more and I
am regular every month. " Mrs.HAZKL
Hamilton, 822 South loth St. .
When a remedy ha lived for forty
years, steadily growing in popularity
and influence, and thousands) noon
thousands of women declare they owe
their health to it, la it not reasona
ble to believe that it ban article of
great merit? .'' ;-'. '
If yon want special advice writ
to Lydia E. Plnkham Medicine
Co. (confidential), Lynn, Mass.
Tour letter will be opened, read
and answered by a woman and
held In strict confidence.
Store Hours t 8i30 A. M. to 5 P. M. Saturday Till 6 P. M.j
Burgess-Nash GoMPMf:
Tuoiday. August 22, 1916.
Phone Douglas 13T.
Values That Appeal to the Eye and Purse in
August Sale of Furniture
WE are on the last days of this, by far our greatest August sale of furniture. Our im
mense varieties of the most desired furniture enables the later purchaser a re
markably good selection, priced at savings of fully 15 to 50 under regular prices.-
Later Delivery If Desired
For the convenience of our customers we will, upon a small
payment, set aside purchases for later delivery. -, -
Dining Room Chairs Half Price
An odd lot of dining chairs featured Wednesday at
exactly half price. This idea
Chairs were $1.65 now ......85c
Chairs were $3.00 now $1.50
Chairs were $3.50 now . . . $1.75
Chairs were $4.50 now .... .$2.25
Chairs were $5.00 now .... .$2.50
This $25.00 Solid Mahogany
Rocker at $12.50
Just a small number of these solid
mahogany rockers, upholsjered in
best quality tapestry.
Regular $25.00 values Wednes
day at exactly half price, $12.50.
Burfm-Nuh Co. TbirS Flor.
Marquisette Curtains 95c
Pair; the Usual $1.40 Kind
THIS is indeed a timely sale of Curtains and will ap
peal to the busy housewife, who right now is think
ing of new draperies. A splendid assortment for selec
tion, made of first quality mercerized marquisette, in
ecru color, neatly hemstitched, full 2'2 and 2 14 yards
Very dainty and attractive, were $1.40, specially fea
tured Wednesday at, the pair, 95c.
Bur;-Nuh Co. Third Floor.
--Burgess-Nsh Co. Everybody's Ston
Films Developed
Free at Burgess-Nash
WHEN an order is left for
' printing, we develop your
mms witnout cnarge to you.
A Word About Service
in the Codak Section
It is one thing to take oicture
and another thing to have them
ready when you want them. Films
left one day will be ready the
next day. Work guaranteed.
BurtoM-Nuh Co. Mala Floor. ,
16th and Htmvr.mmmmmmBiSSm
--vtsw inn
. II! II u m,
Mwe.siiaaM.a l I j li
Making an entirely new and novel beverage from the choicest American
cereals, WITHOUT MALT, without fermentation, without sugar, not
brewed, containing NO ALCOHOL, being tax-free; not a "beer," "near
beer" or "temperance beer," with a flavor and taste of its own and being
in a class of its own. 1 i, .
For sale at all drug stores, hotels, restaurants, soda fountains and soft
drink establishments.. - , '
Omaha Beverage Company
Fimllr TrWo SumlloS kr
FtMM Dtoflu 4231,
6002 to 6016 South 30th Streak '
Phone South 1167. -.- '