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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 191V.
DAYS OF THE HIGH
Ulnstrations in Old Book Re
' call How Our Fathers Looked
and What They Did.
30ME VIEWS OF OLD OMAHA
By A. R. OROH.
Let's look at the quaint pictures in
"The Pacific Tourist," an old book,
published in 1876 as a guide for tour
ists to the Pacific coast. The book
was loaned to me by T. J. Fitzmor
ris, and is, perhaps, the only copy in
The "ladiea" in the "engravings"
wear very full skirts and very tight
waists. The skirts being very straight
in front and very much loaded with
"hustle" and pleats and ruffles bC
li;,,,! malt th lariit Inn If u thouerh
they' were leaning forward at a dan-'
gerous angle, louve seen picinrca
The "gentlemen" wear tight "panta
loons" and frock coats and seem to
spend most of their time reading
poems and conversing in serious and
solemn manner. They all wear beards
and high hats.
"I know It la a sin
For ua to alt and irfti
At tbm hara;
But tha funny, glib. all, kat.
And tna frock ooat and all that.
Arm ao quaar."
Viewa of Omaha.
A page of illustrations of Omaha
shows the old postoffice, the old high
school, the old Union Pacific bridge,
(built before the one that was re
cently removed), the old Grand Cen
tral hotel and a "general view of
Omaha," consisting chiefly of clouds
:: and trees.
Here is a picture showing a prairie
schooner with "Pike's Peak or Bust"
painted on the canvas top. The two
oxen which drew it are lying dead,
pierced with arrows. So are the two
emigrants who rode in it. The In
dians are riding swiftly away. The
picture is entitled "Busted."
The "pony express" rider is seen in
another "engraving," riding along and
waving his cap to the men who are
setting the poles for the transconti
nental telegraph line...
The Pacific express train, flying
along at sixteen miles an hour, ap
pears in another picture, "a majestic
sight," says the author. The engine
has one of those enormous, flaring
smoke stacks that were stylish in lo
comotive circles forty years ago.
Some Men Laborers.
"Driving the Last Spike in the
Trans-Continental Railroad" occupies
a full page. Two locomotives are
seen, facing each other, and many
solemn gentlemen in high hats and
frock coats are present. Also some
laborers. We know, they are laborers
because they don't wear high hats
and frock coats.:
. Here is "Winnemucca, the Na
poleon of the Piutes." The chief is
arrayed in a revolutionary war uni
form and Indian head dress. His
right hand is inserted in the .front of
his coat, a la Dan'l Webster. Looks
as though they were "kidding" you,
Win nemucca. - ' ,
And just to show that not all men
wore high hats and frock coats, here
is a picture entitled "Hoodlums."
Four men are loafing at the door of a
shack which bears the aim, "Sample
Room, Wines and Liquors." , They
are smoking and looking very disso
lute. A fifth man Is joyously engaged
in kicking a passing Chinaman. The
Chinaman is looking around at the
kicker with an expression of surprise
and mild reproof.
Dear, good folks of. centennial
days, we salute you with resDect. We
must grin at your clothea, but, doubt
less,- you would grin at ours if you
could see as. . ,
Indian Chiefs Going East
To See Great White Father
. N in teen chief from the Crow In-1
man reservation in Wyoming are en-:
route over the Burlington, going to
Washington, where they will seek a
hearing before Freaident Wilson and
the Interior department,: relative to
lands that, they have heretofore ceded
to the government, claiming that there
are some deferred payments that have
not been made. They are traveling
hi a special aiecper ana will D in
umni Saturday. I
January Clearance. Sale
Profit Now on This Sale of Furniture
There are new items constantly being added to this
sale, making the selection practically as interesting now -as
when the sale started, January-1st.
; i Note the savings on Living Room Furniture:
Ratals ( January
Priee. "' -. . . i-V ' ' . Sala Price.
$35.00 Solid Mahogany Library Table,. . ..... 827.00
$70.00 SoUd Mahogany Settee S47.50
$50.00 Solid Mahogany Console Table and Mirror. . . ; . . . -828.00
$37.00 Jacobean Oak Ladies' Desk ...$25.00
$37.50 Jacobean Oak Settee.... .$25.00
$42.00 Solid Mahogany Library Table .832.50
$15.00 Jacobean Oak Chair or. Rocker -810.00
$22.00 Jacobean Oak Rocker. . . , $16.50
$28.00 Jacobean Oak Rocker....'..;.. ...$17.50
$27.50 Jacobean Oak Rocker..', $18.00
$21.50 Golden Oak Ladies' Desk $16.00
$27.00 Solid Mahogany Side Table $15.00
$17.50 Solid Mahogany Dining Chain, each .$ 7.50
$70.00 Solid Mahogany Easy Chair, with adjustable back. .$40.00
$68.00 Colonial Style Mahogany Desk $40.00
$40.00 Mission Style HaU Clock....... .-$20.00
$72.00 Jacobean Oak Settee .$46.00
$ 9.60 Golden Oak Stand Table $ 5.50
$ 7.50 Golden Oak Stand Table ...$ 4.00
$ 5.50 Golden Oak Stand Table.......... $ 3.50
$ 8.00 Golden Oak Stand Table...... ..$ 6.00
$ 1.00 Golden Oak Stand Table.,.....1 ........$ 3.00
$19.00 Fumed Oak Chair, can back. $11.00
$20.00 Fumed Oak Chair, cant back $12,00
Wealthy Farmer's Daughter Skips
From Home, Fearing School Exams
Beatrice Knight Takes Trip to
South Dakota Police
Get Her on the
DREW MONEY FROM BANK
The mysterious disappearance of
Beatrice Knight, beautiful 16-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D.
Knight, wealthy farm folk of Irving
ton, has been solved, following a
frantic search of classmates, parents
and police. She wa found on a train
heading for Winner, S. D.. the home
of her uncle, Ed Knight.
Fear of impending high school
examinations which she was sched
uled to take on the day of her
disappearance is the only motive that
her parents and teachers of the
Benson High school can ascribe for
her sudden departure.
Tuesday morning, as usual, she
left her home in a buggy for school.
Instead of going to school, she placed
the horse and buggy in a livery barn
in Benson, drew $7 which she had on
account from the Benson bank, and
that was the last heard of her until
she was located on the train.
The police learned that a girl
Jeff ers Thanks
Omaha's Men for
W. M. Jeffers, general manager of
the Union Pacific, speaking before
the Omaha Rotary club at the weekly
meeting and luncheon at the Hen-
shaw rathskellar at noon, voiced an
appreciation of the Overland system
for the support of the business men
of Omaha and the state during the
threatened railroad strike.
The Union Pacific official declared
that many Omaha business men per
sonally went among the employes
and counseled them against striking.
.Mr. Jeffers explained to the Kota
rians the new bonus and insurance
plan of the railroad, which was an
nounced during the holidays.
L. .Beindorff, city passenger and
ticket agent, acted as chairman.. W.
R. Armstrong, a former member of
the Salt Lake City Rotary club, and
now engineer of maintenance and
ways for the Union Pacific here, was
one of the speakers.
The Rotarians discussed plan for
attending the second annual Rotary
conference at Sioux City on January
28 and 29. The Omaha and Bluffs
Rotarians will make the trip in a
special train. Four states and sev
enteen cities will be represented at
the district convention.
As a greeting to Wilbur L. Bur
gess, president of the Omaha Manu
facturers' association and a fellow
Rotarian, who is ill at his home, the
members of the club sent their busi
ness cards attached to a bouquet of
American Beauty roses.
Unmarried Daughters Get
Bulk of Mrs. Noonan's Estate
The Misses Margaret and Ella
Noonan inherited comfortable for
tunes because they happened to be
the only unmarried children in the
family at the time of their mother's
The will of the late Mrs. Mary
!. .kn ri!,Ul at Mil N atrrrt.
South Side, which has just been filed
witn tne cieric ot me county court,
cuts off nine married children with
$1 each and leaves the bulk of the
estate to the other two daugnters.
Mrs. Noonan owned several thou
sand dollars worth of real estate on
the South .Side. , -
. Tha fnllAuMfiff thr (taurhtera and
six sons receive bequests of $1 each
by the terms oi me win: Mrs. nun
Mn Man, Oiffilh Mr
Bridget Gaynor, John Noonan, Wil
liam Noonan, Martin Noonan, Patrick
Noonan, Thomas Noonan and Michael
Saatkae Xaar Caask aa OeU.
Dr. Ball's Wna-Tar-Honar aooUMi tha
raw apata, aaaaa cough, kills aaM (
All araaaiata. MTarannant
answering her description had pur
chased a ticket for the west. Follow
ing numerous telegrams sent by the
police she was located on a train just
aa it was leaving Norfolk for Winner.
Workmen to Build Temple
When Old Building is Sold
Stockholders of the Ancient Order
of United Workman Temple associa
tion are among the lucky holders of
paper in Omaha, for the organization
owna its building clear, has money
in the bank and the paper is rated
above par by several dollars.
The Workmen are casting about
to secure a buyer tor the property
at Fourteenth and Capitol avenue, and
when they have sold their building,
undoubtedly will build a new home
on the property they now own at
Eighteenth and Capitol, the old
The whole subject was none over
at a meeting of stockholders Tuesday
night, when the report of Secretary
J. S. Innes waa read, and directors
were elected as follows: for two
ea as iouows: ror two
. Innes, T. S. Granville, J.
n, G. S. Sutton, Dr. J. S.
nd J. H. Bennett Hold-
years. J. S,
over directors are C. A. Sherwood,
C. E. Reynolds, F M. .McCullough,
G. M. Schofield, M. J. Curran and
J. C. Bynum.
Officers will be elected at the next
meeting, February 9.
Money to Be Cheaper in
This City After April First
At the annual election of the Con
servative Savings and Loan associa
tion, the directors authorized a redue
tion of interest rate to 6 per cent on
city loans, effective April L This will
apply to loans now in tore. 1 hey
state that money is plentiful and
The director re-elected George V,
Gilmore president of the association
and Paul W. Kuhna will continue to
serve as secretary. William Baird,
A. W. Bowman and Robert Dempster
were re-elected for another term a
The officer reported an increase
for the year 1916 of $1,469,332. Divi
dends for the year 1916 were at the
rate of 5J4 per cent, amounting to
$572,574.79. bnifging the dividend dis
tribution to the stockholders of the
Conservative, since . its organization
twenty-five years ago, to $3,839,334.16.
Aviation Students Begin
To Come to Fort Omaha
Recruits are constantly arriving
Jt Fort Omaha for instruction in the
aviation school that is to be put in
to operation there during the year.
Sixty men have already arrived from
the various recruiting stations
throughout the country, and gradually
the barracks so long abandoned at
the fort are beginning to show signs
of life. Lights flare from the windows
at night, and soldiers hustle around
there at all times. Captain Chandler,
in command at the fort, says a balloon
company will be organized as soon as
enough men arrive for aviation service
trom tne various recruiting stations.
Sample Box Springs
Prica. Sala Prica.
$24.00 Box Springs, full
ise, metal, blue
and white ticking
(aa is).... 815.00
$12.00 Box Spring, for
full sue metal
bed $ 9.00
$ 8.00 Mattress to fit..$ 6.00
A few slightly soiled' sample
mattresses at 2& discount
Dining Room Furniture
$49.00 Extension Dining
table, 64-in. round
top, 8-ft. exten
$46.00 Fumed Oak Buf
fet to match. .. .$37.00
$22.50 Fumed Oak Serv
ing Table $16.50
$39.00 Fumed Oak Chi
na Cabinet $29.00
$49.00 Golden Oak Din
ing Room Table,
64-inch round top,
8-foot extension.. $36. 00
$37.00 Golden Oak Buf-
- fet to match. . . .$27.00
, $22.50 Golden Oak Serv
ing Table.. $16.50
CITY OF OMAHA BED
Franco-Belgian Relief Society
Here Wants to Help Human
SURGEONS WORK WONDERS
A city of Omaha bed in the Amer
ican Ambulance hospital in Paris is
the latest ambition of the Omaha
Franco-Belgian Relief society. St.
Louis has endowed a whole ward of
ten beds, then why cannot Omaha do
one-tenth as much, reason the women.
This hospital is an American institu
tion managed by American surgeons,
aided by American nurses, working
with the support ot American money.
The most skilled surgeons devote
themselves to the very critical cases
without any consideration of the na
tionalitv of the patients.
Miss Gertrude Young tells of one
young Englishman who had had his
lower jaw completely torn away by
shrapnel. He was taken to the
American Ambulance hospital and
there the surgeons worked with him,
taking a piece of bone from one part
of his body, a bit of flesh or skin from
another part and furnishing him with
a set of teeth, until finally they had
completely reconstructed the lost
lower jaw. When thev finally re
moved the bandages and allowed him
to look at himself in a mirror he was
so overjoyed that he walked from
mirror to mirror, grinning. When
the surgeon said that he would have
to put the finishing touches to the
work by sewing up the mouth a little
because it had been left too large, the
man refused, for, said he, "I have all
my life longed for a large mouth, and
this suits me exactly.
Such cases as this have ercited the
sympathy of generous Americans all
over the country and of the members
of the Franco-Belgian Relief society
in (Jmaha. 1 hat is why they plan to
endow a bed in the hospital at an
annual expense of $600. To accom
modate any other organization or
group of individuals eager to show
their active sympathy with the cause.
tne society lias made arrangements
whereby Mr. Ezra Millard at the
Omaha National bank will receive
any contributions, however small,
which Umaha people wish to make to
the fund. These contributions will be
duly acknowledged and forwarded to
the American Ambulance hospital.
A brass tablet above the head of
the bed gives the names of the donors
and the successive occupants of the
bed are intensely interested in re
ceiving letters trom those people who
nave contributed to their relief.
Lieutenant Zinovi Pechkoff. who
comes to Omaha the last of this week
to speak before the Franco-Belgian
society, the Omaha club and the Uni
versity club about hia experiences in
the trenches, on behalf of the Ameri
can Ambulance hospital, was himself
cared for in that institution. One of
the hospital's corps found him almost
dying on the battle field with his arm
shattered. Gangrene aet in. He was
nursed back to health and to show
his gratitude in a small way he is
giving a month of hia time to travel
over America m tfte interest ot the
No Hope for Woman Injured
When Taxi and Car Collide
Mrs. Claudina Henkel, the young
woman seriously injured when the
taxicab she was riding in yesterday
morning collided with a street car at
Twenty-fourth and Arbor streets, has
not regained conaciousness since the
accident and no hope for her recov
ery is held out Her injuries are much
more serious than was first reported.
' BUSHMAML.cZ BAYNE
Cupid's Throne is
In Fred Veight's
Heart and Stomach
A true Dhilosooher said that the
wav to a man's heart is via his
Fred Veieht. 35 years old, suc
cumbed to the enticements of Miss
Lena Bereson's cooking and didn't
care a whit because his bride-to-be
was more than twenty years his
Miss Bergson, who owns a res
taurant at 703 Leavenworth street, is
58 years old. A marriage license
was issued to the couple, Veight con
fiding to "Cupid" Stubbendorf, mar
riage license clerk, that his future
wife was "some cook."
Wheat Receipts Here Light,
With Good Demand; Corn Up
While the top on wheat was $1.9254,
a half cent better than Tuesday, on
the whole, prices were a cent off. The
sales were made at $1.891.924, the
bulk being around the lower figure.
There was a good demarid, but re
ceipts were light, only thirty-four car
loads. A large quantity of the stuff
in storage was sold for export and
at prices 5 cents better than Chicago
May delivery at the seaboard.
Owing to the strong southern de
mand corn was cent up, selling
at 92A)ilA cents per bushel. Re
ceipts were seventy-five carloads.
Oats sold Yt, cent up and at 53
54)4 cents, with eight carloads on
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