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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 13, 1916)
THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1916.
OF DOG FROLICS
Canine Friends Have Tardy
Celebration of Ak-Sar-Ben
All Their Own.
PROVES LIVELY CARNIVAL
By A. R. GROH.
These fall days are great days for
the dogs. They get together on the
vacant lots and just have all kinds of
fun. You can sec them playing "tag"
There's a vacant lot at Twentieth
and Burdette where 1 often observe
their carefree capers.
They are a nondescript lot, of both
high and low degree. Two fox ter
riers, an airdale, a spitz, peculiar be
cause its hair is black and white; a
collie, a little yellow dog and a big
yellow dog. These are the regular
Eang. But any other dogs that hap
pen to come along are admitted lo
the fellowship after a few introduc
The fox terriers seem to have a
permanent joke on the collie. One
of them will go and stand under the
big dog and then the other terrier
runs at the collie. The good-natured
collie makes a leap and invariably
stumbles and tumbles over the other
terrier that is underneath. And then
the two terriers run off together to
one side and laugh. 1 give you my
word, they laugh just as plainly as
any human beings ever laughed. The
co llie seems so good-natured and un
suspecting that he never "catches on"
to the joke of the two little rascals.
A dachshund sometimes comes out
and watches the play. A melancholy
fellow is this dachshund. 1 can't de
termine whether he is overcome with
shame because of his homeliness, his
long body, immense head and stumpy,
crooked legs, or whether he mourns
the fact that the Fatherland is in
volved in war.
At any rate, he doesn't join in the
play. The others make him welcome.
The terriers hurl themselves at him
with joyous prances as much as to
say, "Come on, old chap; get in the
German Dog Glum.
But the "dachs" only continues his
gloomy meditation. He walks about
sedately, smelling the ground and the
trees and occasionally stopping to
cast a melancholy eye over his gay
fellow-dogs. Eventually he walks off,
One morning I was astonished to
see "Trixic" playing with the gang.
"Trixie" is a tiny dog with long white
silken hair. He wears a blue rib
bon around his neck and is the joy
and pride of his mistress.
He was having the time of his life,
running back and forth like a little
white streak, emitting short, joyous
barks, and all the other dogs running
Trixic's Fun Ends.
Soon down the street came "Trix
ie's" mistress, in morning dress and
hatless. She was searching for her
pet. She spied him. Joy at finding
him mingled apparently with horror
at seeing him in such low company.
She called. But "Trixie" paid no at
tention. He was too busy at the
game. Attempts to catch him proved
futile also, "Trixie" apparently think
ing that his mistress was joining in
Eventually the services of some
small boys were secured and they fi
nally cornered "Trixie," who was soon
in his mistress' arms, being carried
home, but still barking over her
shoulder at his happy companions,
who had paused in the game to cast
regretful looks after him.
Honorary Degree is
Bestowed Upon Dr.
Robert Weidensall, Omaha pioneer
and resident for many years and
founder of many of the main depart
ments of the Young Men's Christian
association in its world-wide activi
ties, was given the honorary degree
of "Doctor of Association Science" in
Chicago last week.
This is the highest honorary degree
of the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation college, and was created by its
board of trustees last July. The board
decided to confer the degree also on
another distinguished association
man, Isaac Eddy Brown, dean of the
School of Administration of the col
lege. The ceremony took place in the
large, splendid college building, 5315
Drexel avenue, Chicago.
The distinguished honor was con
ferred upon these two persons not
only for their invaluable service in
the actual beginning and development
of the college, dating back as far as
1884, but for their unflinching adhe
rence to all the fundamental princi
ples of the Young Men's Christian
association, and for their faithful and
untiring service in the early develop
ment of the association and its work.
Mr. Weidensall was not only the
pioneer international secretary, but
pioneered almost all of the main de
partments of the association work.
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UNDER THE DELUSION
The advocates of prohibition for Nebraska are making some
distinct promises to the people in language so simple that anyone
can understand. Let us give careful attention to these promises,
and then note as carefully what will be the certain results when
these promises are fulfilled.
"The proposed amendment does not attempt to deal with the habits
and appetites of our citizens."
(So sayg the "Nebraska Dry Federation" in its official argument filed with
the Secretary of State.)
This is the promise officially made by the prohibitionists to the
people of Nebraska. The same promises were made to the people of
Colorado were carried into effect and here it is
From the Denver "Pott" of Sept. 17, 1916
DENVER ALLEYS SWARM WITH BOOTLEGGERS
WHO PLY TRADE IN OPEN
"Crazy, paralyzed drunk, seven men were taken to the county
hospital in the last week," according to W, E. Collett, head of the prison
association, because their condition was too serious for jail authorities
to deal with.
In face of these seven exhibits resulting from the merry bootlegger
plying an unmolested trade on city streets, in rooming houses, in pool
rooms and soft drink emporiums, the city administration declares that
Denver is dry and that all is being done that can be done to enforce the
"The effect of the bootlegger' booie it something appalling,"
aid Collett. "I have myself observed a number of uses and have
heard the victims explain their condition when the power of
speech has been restored to them.
"A man finds no difficulty in getting all the booze he wanta
after he lands the first drink," said a man who had come to the
office of the prison association after recovering from a spree of
"In spite of these arrests and of the cases of 'drunks' at the
county hospital, the city administration, of which the county hos
pital is a function, insiitt that the law is being enforced," said
Collett, who is of the opinion that unless bootlegger and bis
merchandise are done away with, hundreds of men will be de
stroyed and become public charges.
The man who recovered from his latest carouse and sought the
office of the prison association declared that what he bought from
a street merchant in broad daylight, in a street of the business sec
tion, was a compound of wood alcohol, tobacco juice, vitriol and a
small portion of whisky.
"It's flowing like water in this town," declared the victim,
"and it is sold so openly that a blind police official ought to be able
to catch the law-breakers."
Yet the state administration and the district attorney insist the
city is dry and that nothing has been left undone to enforce the law.
Plenty of drunken men have their names written on the police blot
ter and few, very few bootleggers or "importers."
The conditions offered Nebraska by the advocates of prohi
bition are exactly those prevailing in Colorado, conditions which
are producing the fearful results so graphically described by the
Denver "Post" in the foregoing article.
The squares shown below will appear at the TOP of the
ballot An X marked in square 301 is a vote AGAINST
Shall the above and foregoing amend
ment to the Constitution be adopted?
The Nebraska Prosperity League
OPPOSED TO STATE PROHIBITION. IN FAVOR OF LOCAL OPTION, HIGH LICENSE
President, L. F. CROFOOT Treasurer, W. J. COAD Secretary, J. B. HAYNES
Send for our literature.
East Hears that Autos
Not Safe in the West
The epidemic of motor car thefts
in the middle west is common gossip
among eastern automobilists, any
number of them having the impres
sion that a car, to he parked in the
streets of Omaha. Kansas iity and
otlnr cities, should Ik chained to a
post, locked and Horded by armed
vigilance men, according to J. II. Red-
mond of Richmond. a., and Harrison
cUro and Pacific coa-t points.
The iiit (juestinn they uked when
they visited the down t"vu headquar
ters ot the ' nuiia Autoinol t hih
in The Hot.:! h'nnte-vlle was whether
it would hi s.ite to le;i e (heir car nn-
Sttlt of Roanoke, v. who pas-ed : guarded for a few minutes while thev
ihrouRh here en route to Pan I ran- I had luncheon. e v. ere wa; ned (hat
the auto thieves grew so bold in thU
part of the country that they stole,
cars from under your very noses," ,
Persistent Advertising Is the .
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EARLE WILLIAMS AND TWELVE
PRETTY GIRLS IN A BIG RED AUTO
MOBILE ARE COMING TO TOWN
They will appear at leading motion picture theatres in a series of
twelve novel photo dramas.
C. N. and A. M. Williamson, the celebrated novelists, have written
the stories of these thrilling automobile adventures. The Greater
Vitagraph has dramatized and produced them in pictures.
The Scarlet Runner the big red car plays an important part in
each mystery and adventure.
Christopher Race, the owner of the Scarlet Runner, is Earle
He is a twentieth century knight errant a knight of the automo
bilealways seeking adventure, always coming to the rescue of
some distressed maiden.
He is as bold and daring with his red racer as any plumed and
armored knight of the middle ages.
Each of the twelve pictures in which Earle Williams plays the
leading role is a complete story. But each has a different heroine.
See them all with
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