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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 28, 1916.
Our Soldier Boys in Texas Meet
'Deplorable Conditions in
. Training Camp.
HAVE NO UNDERWEAR
New Unitarian Pastor Says that
He Notes a Spiritual Awakening
Floyd P. Gibbons, staff correspond
ent of the Chicago Tribune, who was
in Mexico with the Pershing column
and afterwards at the Texas training
camps where the National Guard was
concentrated, is writing a series of
uncensored letters to the Tribune
about conditions in these camps.
In the Tribune on Tuesday ap
peared one of these letters which will
have much interest in Nebraska be
cause it deals with the situation of
the Fifth Nebraska. -
Sanitary Conditions Wretched.
Mr. Gibbons writes:
''Open Cesspools In the ground took
thj place of Incinerators for weeks
while the regiments waited for mate--
riaf to build this sanitary essential.
When it rained -the crude containers,
as well as. the latrines, became flood
ed and carried oollution all over the
camps. When "it was windy, ashes
and half-burned oarticles of refuse
were spread about, while odors of a
crematory prevailed; ;' When bricks
were received for the incinerators,
:ement-was missing. Other regiments
had bricks .and cement, but no.trowv
"Comoanv B of. the First Minne
sota did not hive enough blankets to
goi around. ' The Second, regiment
from the same state was shy shelter
halves. The Third regiment reached
ihff border with an embarrassing de
ficiency of shirts and pants, I was
mid:. -I uw Virginia noncommis
sioned officers drilling and some of
them wore derby nats ana suit straw
headgear. Some had leggings and
some did not and some woce civilian
Nebraska Boys Without Shoes.
'And Bryan's state Nebraska. A
month' and a half after their arrival
on the border the Fifth Nebraska in
fantry was still In need of shoes for
the entire regiment.
. "The regiment had not received
cot and was sleeping in the mud, as
there were no floors. There were
two companies without blankets, and
the rest of the regiment, betore leay.
ion its state camp, had received i
carload of gray blankets with pink
stripes, and tire officer told me that
three experts who-examined the cov
erings were unable to find a trace of
wool m them The blankets were of
"Concerning blankets, on Septem
ber IS Governor Dunne of Illinois
petitioned the War department to
grant a furlough of ten days for the
entire. First and Second infantry reg
iments,, then at Springfield, on the
grounds that the men were suffering
from the cold and did , not have
enough equipment to keep r them
J v. Month Without Underwear,
' "But there were additional discord-
forts- suffered by the Nebraska -regi
men hich arrived on the border on
July .,14. Until August 27 the men
were without underwear, with the ex-
eeptibn of the single privately owned
suit they had worn when they left
! their' omes. On that day- they re-
ceueq the first issue of undershirts,
oOO q which were sue 4s. Line of
ficers ' of the organization told - me
that :there were not 100 men in the
regiment who could' fir into a gar
ment larger than.siae 40 and that the
greater number needed 36s. Company
B of the Fifth, coming from Bryan's
i home. Lincoln, Neb., arrived on the
border lacking hats, shoes, pants and
leggings to the regulation amount.
''Without cots, without floors.' with
out sleeping bags, some of the men
without blankets, and some of the
blankets without wool, and alt of the
men without changes of clothing or
shoes, the Fifth Nebraska had: Jo
make the best of its pitiful condi
lion, in my opinion, it deserves great
Credit. -,..- . ;i . M-
' Transportation. Inadequate.
' ''Inadequate transportation only in
crsased the difficulties of supplying
the men. Three hundred miles- of
single track railroad is all that con
nects 'the lower Rio Grande valley
vtth the rest ot the country, tverv-
thjng that reached the valley had to
me over the single line ot the St.
scouts. Brownsville Mexico. 1 h
men had to be fed; consequently
rations got precedence over other sue-
'plies ; The food shipments, together
with, regular shipping' to and from
.i.i ; !.: -1 ... n
llic civilian pupuiauuii vi ine vaney,
aimosi rcquircu die cuure lacuiiic
tit. thfi road. . . .
"Major General 6'Ryan, command
ing the New York division, told me
one dav that his quartermaster de
partment had been able to get ahead
ot current needs by only four days
supplies." 1 .: i-.? ,,; ii ?
The new Unitarian- pastor for the
First Unitarian church of Omaha,
Robert F. Leavens, has arrived in
Omaha from Fitchburg, Mass., where
e has been in charge of a Unitarian
church for some years. Prior to that
time he was pastor of one of the
large Unitarian churches in Boston.
Mr. Leavens will open regular ser-
ices Sunday morning in the present
quarters of the Unitarians, Turpin's
hall. "There are numerous evidences
of a spiritual awakening in different
sections of the country," said Mr.
Leavens on his arrival in Omaha. "All
religious bodies are feeling the effects
and most of them are contributing
their influence. One cause is the
European war, which has shocked so
ciety to its foundations and forced
people to more serious thought. Also
the materialism of the last half cen
tury has run its length and a reaction
has set in upward toward idealism.
Man cannot live by bread alone.
Billy1 Sunday and the other evangel
ists have helped in their way. Another
token is the ethical revival noticeable
in "business and politics. 'Success'
used to be the slogan; now one hears
more about 'service.' The unrestrict
ed liberty of the individual to plunder
and exploit is being checked in the in
terest of . public righteousness and
common welfare." '
The old Unitarian church in Omaha
was sold to the German Singing so
ciety in May, 1913. From that time
unm January i, iyia, ine unitarians
of Omaha had no church. Services
were then begun at the parish house,
Fortieth and Cass streets. On Janu
ary 1, 1916. services were opened at
A campaign will be made tor funds
City to Have Many More Lights
and to Keep Within the
USE ORNAMENTAL POSTS
REV. ROBERT F, LEAVENS.
to buy ground and build a new Uni
tarian church soon after the services
begin regularly this fall.
Askfi $15,000 When
Half Soles Refuse
To Keep Contract
Rubber half-soles for automobile I
tirts proved the undoing of Osee Al
len Fulk, formerly a prominent in
surance man of Lincoln, according to
a voluminous suit filed against the
International Rubber company ask-'
ing the payment of $15,000 damages.
When flocks of dissatisfied customers
descended upon him demanding that
he replace the half soles, Osee's trou
bles began, and they continued jntu
he was forced to shut up shop on
Farnam auto row, he complains.
After contracting with the rubber
company to hanttle the half-soles in
Douglas county and council Blurts,
Fulk asserts that he was assured by
the firm that the soles would run 10,
000 to 15.000 miles before wearing
out, that they could safely be guar
anteed for 3,500 miles, that they were
fully protected by patent and that by
hard work and careiui dickering ne
could knock out a profit of about
$100 a day by equipping cars. .
( After disposing ot a series oi ine
soles "complaints began to pour in,
the- auto owners declaring the soles
hot what' they were cracked up to be.
They demanded that they be replaced
and Fulk did the replacing out of his
own pocket.' He took the kicks and
replaced until his coffers became ex
hausted, he alleges, fence the suit
for SI 5.000. On top of it all other
patented auto half-soles began to ap
pear on the market and competition
caused commercial ills. Before en
tering the half-sole, business Fulk
...... .. CIIHI n mnn h c .,..
ant agent for an insurance company I
at Lincoln. I
Redick Loses Out
In His Sand Point
Bath Beach Suit
After battling for two days in dis
trict court Oak C. Redick, capitalist,
lost his case against Evan Worthing
when the jury returned a verdict in
favor of the keeper of the Sand Point
bathing beach at 3 o'clock Wednes
day afternoon. Redick, owner of the
property on Carter lake occupied by
the resort, suiil for a division of the
summer's profits, about $1,400, alleg
ing that Worthing had agreed to op
erate the place on a 50-50 basis. At
torney J. A. C. Kennedy, for Wor
thing, followed the line of defense of
the landlord persecuting a tenant who
had made good in spite of actions of
the property owner.
E. L. Myers, Former Member
of Legislature, is Dead
E. L. Myers, member of the Ne
braska legislature in 1895 and again
in 1911, died Tuesday night at Green
Gables, Lincoln, where he had been
since February, 1915, due to a nervous
breakdown. The funeral will be held
in Omaha on Thursday or Friday, i
Mr. Myers was 54 years of age. He
located in Newport, Neb., thirty-one
years ago and was in the lumber bus
iness there until 1911, when he asso
ciated himself with the Luse -'Land
company of St. Paul. The family
home in recent years has been at
The surviving members of the fam
ily are Mrs.. 'Myers, Ruth Huston, a
married daughter, and Raymond My
ers, 16-year-old son.
Colds Ke4 Attention.
Tour cold needs ter. Bell'e Plne-Tar-Hon-oy;
It outs phlegm, kill! serm.. atop the
ooush. Only tie. All drusgtsta. Adv.-
The proposed street lighting con
tract ordinance which will be dis
cussed before the city council com
mittee of the whole next Monday
morning has been prepared. It is
practically the same proposition
which was discussed last spring, when
the ordinance was placed on file.
, The following are the annual rates
proposed. Lamps on center sus
pensions or hung from mast arms,
$31; ornamental iron posts connect
ed to underground conduit system,
$36 for single lights and $68 for two
Ornamental posts win b used
throughout the extent of the conduit
system as now established. The new
type of 400-candlepower Mazda
lamps will be installed throughout the
proposed new system.
The ordinance orovides that the
light company shall place the lamps
according to a plan prepared Dy ine
The proposition is to grant the con
tract for a period of five years. Cor
Doration Counsel Lambert has ex
plained that this contract would not
mieriere .wun mc piupuomvn w
Another feature of the proposed
street lighting contract is that the
Hint comoanv oroooses to install
nearly 1,200 additional lamps and that
the annual expense of the entire sys
tem shall not exceed the city's appro
priation lor this purpose.
Iten Biscuit Company to'
. Again Extend Its Plant
More extensions are- in sight for
the Iten Biscuit company in Omaha,
although officials will not yet state
when these extensions are to be made.
The company has just purchased an
other quarter block of ground front
ing on. Twelfth and on Davenport
streets. This adjoins the half block
on whiclithe company's plant is now
locatea, giving uic company iuiai
of three-quarters ot a block.
Postoff ice Safe
At Milford Blown
Thieves blew open the safe in the
Milford postoffice shortly after mid
night last night and got 'away with
$141 in cash and $112 worth of stamps.
They made good their escape by au
tomobile and the police have not even
a meager description of them.
Entrance was gained through the
back door. The explosion blew the
door four feet from its moorings and
shattered many panes of glass.
The safe-crackers overlooked
stamps to the value of $300 and three
Kearney Band Will Not
Come to Ak-Sar-Ben Show
The band of forty-four pieces of
the state industrial school at Kear
ney will not come to Omaha during
Ak-Sar-Ben because of the heavy ex-
?iense required to transport and care
or the boys during the carnival
Superintendent L. J. Uark ot the
institution has returned to Kearney
after conferring with Ak-Sar-Ben offi
cials. The committee ottered to ap
propriate $200 for the band, but this
was considered insufficient.
If your skin
itches just use
No remedy can honestly premise
to heal every ease of eczema ot sitn
ilarskinailment But Resinol Oint
ment; aided by Resinol Soap, gives
such instant relief from the itching
and burning, and so generally suc
ceeds in clearing the eruption away
for good, that it is the standard skin
treatment of thousands and thou
sands of physicians. Why not try it?
Resinol Ointment sad Rett no Sonpirotold
by all druttitu. For nmplo of each, frM,
wrlu to Dept. R, Keslaol, Baltimore, Mi
ACHES AND PAINS
Don't nlct da In tnywhr. (tut fin
out what ctMa It and conquer th caua.
A pta In th ktdnsy region may put you on
row bark tomorrow. Don't blamo th
weathor for swollen teot. It mfty b an ftd
vancod waraln of Bright'.) dlaeaso. A pain
In th stomach way to th ftrat aymptom
of appcndlcitla, A creak In a joint may b
in rororunner oi rntumauim, cnronie hoad
acbnt more than likely warn you of sarloua
tomach trouble.' Tho'beat way la to kp
In food condition day In and day out by
rerularly taking- UOI.D MEI'AL HAARLKU
OIL Capauloa. Sold by reliabl drurnlntr
Monoy refunded If . they , do pot- help you.
B4wara of Bubatltuioa. T)i only pur Im
ported Haarlom Oil Capauloa aro the OOL.1
MKOAU Ad var (lament. i
I ! 1 -
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OMAHA . . . NEBRASKA
State Trade Specially Invited
11.00 sa4 S1.S0
With Bath, I1.M u Up
.4:-r.' liiiiillSiiiiiiii! ill
Rit rang t tki tnd of the Union Pacific tint, 16$. - " Thtir rapidity in
tnckUyinz, ttfarttt tnow, kts never been excelled." Gen. G. M. Dodge.
Nature was kind to the builders
of the Union Pacific Railroad. With a
continent at their disposal they were able to select the
best and most economical route from the East to the West.
That is the prime reason why this road
has the lowest grides and fewest curvet
of all the western lines. Moreover, the
economy oi natural advantage enabled
the directors of the Union Pacific to
put back into "tiditint mi kitttr
ments" a remarkable proportion of the
annual income. It enabled the road
to be firtt among western lines with
successive refinements of equipment
The Union Pacific was the first to
double track; tint to start exclusive,
expedited mail trains; first to ballast
in the modern way; firtt with electric
lights in trains and engines; first to
semaphore its railroad crossings; first
with electric block signals, interlocking
plants and composite telephones; first
with diners on through trains; first with
practically every device which makes
for secui'ty and comfort of travelers
and for safety and expedition in the
passage of freight. In tome of these
items the Union Pacific is the tnfy, as
well at the fat, western road.
It is properly called "The Standard
Road of theWett."
UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM
JHi Etil and Wist with m Boulevard r SUtl
L. BEINDORFF, C. P. & T. A,
1324 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb.
'Phone Doug. 4000.
Get Drunk and Fight
Washington, Sept 27. A report
on the fight between American and
Mexican soldiers In a saloon in Kl
Valle, near the American expedition
ary base, last Friday was made to the
War department today by Brigadier
General Pershing, with the comment
that the Carranza officials regarded
the incident merely a drunken brawl.
He did not give the name of the
American trooper who was killed.
The dispatch follows:
"Several soldiers from El Valle
camp ran guard Friday night, went
into El Valle, got drunk and engaged
in a row with Carrania soldius. One
Carranza officer killed, one Carranza
soldier wounded, one American sol
dier killed and another slightly
wounded. A board of officers has
been investigating insofar as to as
certain names of any other of the
party. The matter is looked upon by
Carranza officials as simply a drunk
en row." ;
Key to the Situation The Bee
Want Ads. i
Flock to the City
Ak-Sar-Ben travel into Omaha
yesterday was so heavy that extra
coaches were attached on most of the
trains. Both the Union and Burling
ton passenger stations were regular
bee hives, being crowded with strang-
Crr-..ai li ritv fnr the carnival-
season, say the passenger men of the
railroads, starts out well and much
heavier than during former . years.
Next week however, the jam is ex
pected, and it is anticipated that the
crowds will be about the largest in
the history of Omaha, especially
Thursday, the occasion of the visit of
Eczema la Conquered
Greasy slve and ointments Rhonld net .
be applied if good clear akin ia wanted.
From any druggist for SSc or tl.OS for
extra large site, get a bottle of aemo. When
applied as directed, it effectively remove
eciema, quickly stops itching, and heals ..
skin troubles, also sores, burns, wounds and
chafing. It penetrates, cleanses and soothes.'
Zemo is dependable and inezoensive. Try It,
as we believa nothing you have aver aiad
is as effective and satisfying.
Budweiser Is liquid Bread
wW W . P
rOOMES only from the blended and
ripened juices of the best Northern
Barley and the finest tonic Saazer
Hops. Americans who have globe -trotted
the world say, "BUDWE1SEKS
Quality, Purity, Mildness and exclusive
Saazer Hop Flavor are always the same
no matter whether you drink it in Hong
Kong or in iti home town always the
same uniform BUDWEISER always
in a class by itself."
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Anheuser-Busch Co. of Nebr.
Distributors, Omaha, Nebr.
Families Supplied by O. K Hansen, Dealer Phone DoujJasKOo
The express charges on the cheapest beer are just as high as on the best
Do You Feel That You Need a Rest?
Don't wait until you are worn out completely. Take a couple of weeks off and
Go to Hot Springs. Ark.
" The most wonderful health and pleasure retort in the country
Best Reached Over The V
Missouri Pacific Iron Mountain
Write ma for further information
Omaha Office, 1423 Farnam St. T. F. GODFREY, C A. P. D.
Phone Douglas 104. . Tickets Also at Union Station.
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