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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1917.
TO TO A NATION
Nebraska Ketail Jewelen to
Launch Big Campaign to
NEWSPAPERS BEST MEDIUM
The Joker Joked
fl should worry 1
III get mine ship-
The movement to start a nation
wide campaign of jewelry advertising,
received another boost from Robert
A. Meyer of Grand Island, president
of the Nebraska Retail Jewelers' as
sociation, in his address opening the
convention of the association at the
Paxton hotel. ,
"It is intended to accomplish tins
by advertising in the national peri
odicals and in the metropolitan news
papers," he said. "The campaign will
I seek to popularize the use of jewelry.
This also would bring about more ex -'tensive
featuring of jewelry fashions
by the magazines. The plan will in
clude the furnishing of advertising
'copy to the retail jewelers in various
.places, which can be used by them
;in their local papers.'
S President Meyer suggested that the
jewelers get behind the Stephens
Ashurst bill in congress and write to
senators and representatives urging
its passage. The bill would protect
the manufacturer in his efforts to
maintain a uniform retail price on his
Welcomed by Mayor.
,Mayor Dahlman made the address
of1 welcome. A. H. Hastings of Ar
cadia responded. J. V. Barborka of
Denison, la., entertained with a num
ber of harp solos, which received ap
pfaiise. ' .Colonel J. L. Shepherd of New
York, the man who has attended more
jewelry convention! than any other
man in the world, 'tis said, gave one
of his characteristic talks during the
morning. He went over everything
of importance in human history, fic
tion, tradition, mythology, politics,
militarism, war, commercialism and
the jewelry business, but wove them
all together in so nice a way and with
so. clean-cut in air of the polished
intellectual gentleman that when he
stopped the crowd, was sorry he did
not continue even longer. Colonel
Shepherd is one of the nationally
loved men in the jewelry business.
; President Meyer appointed on the
auditing committee A. D. Ackermart,
Fairbury; John Markussen, Minden;
W. J. Breckenridge, Edgar. On the
nominating committee, C B. Morgan,
Holdrege; A. E. Anderson, Broken
Bow; F. D. Johnson, Genoa. On 'the
resolutions committee, F. A. Hannis,
York; Albert bdholm, Omaha, and J
C, Mitchell, Red Cloud.
: Talk! on "Ail."
I 'Norman R. Williams of Chicago
talked on "Advertising a Jewelry
Store." He traced the remarkable suc
cess of the catalogue houses of Chi
caso and told the jewelers there are
people in the state at this moment
who are thumbing over these cat,
logues looking over the jewelry ad'
" ''Now. if a house in Chicago can
advertise to people in your town and
the, people around it," he said, "and
make the advertisinff orofitable. whv
can't you? Vou can..... Thaf's the only
answer to the question. , You have
an advertising medium in vour town
that is better than any mail order cat
alogue. Its the local newspaper.
Grand Jury Works On
jj Washington's Birthday
Seemingly the irand jury doesn't
care a rap whether Washington or
anyone else was born 185 years ago
today. Leastwise, the members of
the inquisitorial body, which it now
on its fourth week of investigating and
indicting, reported as usual Thursday
morning ana ncara witnesses lesii'
monv behind closed doors, notwith
standing the fact that the rest of the
court house was practically deserted
Whereas the popular opinion pre
vailing in the last week was that the
grand jury is on its last legs, many
aver that the sixteen men of mystery
are setting their second wind and are
planning a long siege. Even the fact
that the report to the district judges
and county attorney's .office is being
prepared does not spell very much,
according to certain court homers
who will believe that the grand jury
has adjourned when they see the
grand lurors cash their warrants and
leave the ouiiding tor tne last time.
Stranded Americans in
i ; Denmark Worry Winslow
(OorrMpondtaea mt Th.AwotUU4 PrM.)
; Copenhagen, ' Denmark, Jan. 26.
seamen, when they sign tor voyages
to Scandinavian ports, should be ex
tremely careful to aee the contract
reads for a return voyage. If Amer
icans are discharged in Scandinavian
harbors it is next to impossible for
them to obtain bertha and they run
. i- i i : ,
ina great iisk ui vccwiiiiig in desper
ate circumstances. Many Americans,
not being American seamen by pro
fession, but having come here as sea
men under foreign flags, are at present
stranded in Copenhagen and tdward
Oi Winslow, the American consul
general, is at his wits end to care
. "I will do my best," he said,
get them home. But conditions are no
longer normal in Copenhagen, and
work ot any kind, especially tor. for
eigners, is difficult to obtain.
Small Man Trims Five :
P Fellows, Then Pays Fine
He is five feet, five inches tall. His
name is Hollic Kinley and this is
; what he. did:
He ate at the "Golden Eagle" res
taurant. When he was about to pay
his bill the proprietor insisted that
he pay also for the dinner of" another
. 1 man. Hollie hit the proprietor, two
other Chinamen, altd two white men.
Just after Kinley had been crowned
with a ketchup "-'bottle Patrolman
George Goss walked into the res
taurant and Kinley hugged him.'
"You have come just in time to
save mv life." the little man easned.
i''lt looks," said the cop, "as though
;. 1 came in time to save the lives of
" your five opponents." I
fa police court Kinley was- fined
$-'.50 for his fighting.
Maaa's Ualnaat KUh film. -Is
'the srratett pmln killer ever dlieov
rd .simply Uld on th. akin rubbing r
mma-Mt ! - mr'Vsn.H: 'Airdrog:
a-irta. .ASrtlteht v:'y '" ,
ROBBERS RACE WITH
Crooks Draw Guns On Oops
After Sensational Daylight
Robbery and Flight.
LOOK GROCERS IN ICEBOX
"Punch" to Help Welcome Enos
Mills When He Arrives in Omaha
i j r
"Punch," the educated Boston bull
dog of Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Diet, will
be one of Omaha's official greeters
for Enos Mills, naturalist and author,
when he comes here next Monday to
lecture on birds at the First Metho-
st church,1 under Audubon society
In oast vears Mr. and Mrs. LMetz
have entertained the naturalist and au
thor at their home. 428 South llurty-
eightli street, when he has visited
Omaha. "Punch" is a friend of the
bird man and promptly recognized
Mr. Mills when he was here a year
This winter Mr. and Mrs. Dicta
are at Miami, Fla. They wrote to Mr.
Mills, placing their beautitul home at
is disposal here and explaining that
their absence Punch would be on
hand to welcome him and make him
feel at home.
Because of the naturalist s retiring
nature when not on the platform.
they did not tell Jinn that Mrs, Dietz s
ister, Mrs. John M. Hudson, would
so welcome him. bo when Mr.
Mills arrives here he will just be ex
pecting "Punch." Folks who know the
clever dog are confident that he will
acquit himself with social honors.
Tickets for the Mills lecture are on
sale at the Matthew; book store and
Man Slides On His Face
Down Side of Boxcar
Falline from a twelve-foot wall and
scraping one's face down the side of
boxcar durine the flight is not an
aid-to beauty, if one might believe
SHORTAGE OF AUTOS,
THE DEALERS WARN
Deliveries Will Be Always
Tardy and Sometimes Very
Uncertain, They Say.
Staging a daylight robbery in a
grocery store, locking the proprietor
and a driver in the icebox, stealing
an auto away from the man who pur
sued them and then being captured
after a long and fast race for liberty
with the high-powered police auto
are some of the things which hap
pened to Joe Turner of Kansas City
and Frank Lake of St. Louts within
F. W. Hawkins, proprietor of the
grocery atore at Thirtieth and Burt
streets, and George Miller, his driver,
were listing orders when Turner and
Lake walked in. Hawkins turned to
wait on them and a big gun under his
nose greeted him. Miller got a simi
lar reception, men the crooks or
dered the two men to back into the
icebox. Later F. E. Latham, joint
proprietor, came along and he, too,
waa locked in the icebox. Turner and
Lake then took $100 from the cash
register and away they went.
But Miner, who naa smasnea nis
way through two panes of glass in the
icebox and then crawled through, was
not far behind them. He was soon
in the store's delivery auto. At Twen
ty-seventh and California streets he
saw them and shouted, turner and
Lake stopped, watted until he had
come close and then got into the
machine. Uy the persuasion of a re
volver pressed against his ribs Miller
relinquished the wheel and away
went the trio on a wild ride.
The police were on their trail, hav
ing been notified by Mr, Hawkins.
The big, powerful car of the police
department thundered after the
pouncing runabout in which the two
crooks were speeding. Seeing the
hope of escape diminish, the robbers
drew their guns and slowed down.
But the police were upon them be
fore thev could use the weapons.
The money stolen from the store
was found upon the persons f
Turner and Lake, who were identi
fied bv Miller, Lathan and Hawkins.
The two men arrested are believed
to have long prison records. Lake is
said to have recently been liberated
from the Iowa penitentiary.
Cold Wave is Only '
Delayed; is Sure to
Arrive by Friday
A delay occurred in the arrival of
the near-cold wave consigned to
Omaha territory by the weather man,
When asked what had become of
the predicted cold snap, the weather
man reached into his pocket. The in-
nuirer exoected to see Meteoroligist
Welsh produce a package ot coiq
weather, but instead he pulled out his
pipe and proceeded to load up. Then
a hriirht idea struck the inquirer.
"Oh, it was just a piptdream, eh?"
he ventured, stepping out-ot range.
-From the midst of -volley
smoke came the dignified assurance
that the weather office was not a
dream dispensary. The inquirer was
glad the weather man felt especially
good on holidays, for missiles were
Unexpected low pressure an
warm areas held back the cold area
approaching us from the north. I
is sure to hit us by Friday morning,
Mr. Welsh said.
Unidentified Man Dies
In Queer Circumstances
, Who is John Anderson? Is he dead
There's a man of mystery who die
at St. Joseph's hospital, who rcpea
edly murmured the name, "John A
derson," before he lapsed into a final
coma. The man was found uncon
scious in a room at 1.117 Douglas
street, where nobody knew him. He
was taken to the hospital and died
within a few hours. Pneumonia caused
his death, physicians say.
bv members of the Audubon society
The new colored bird slides by Louis
Agassiz Fuertes will be shown at the
the doctors' description of what Joe
Ronak. laborer, looks like. Joe was
asleep on the railroad wall at Eighth
and Dodge streets and rolled off.
Police Surgeon 'Shook patched up his
face and urged Joe to await patiently
the growing of new skin.
Prof. Hertzog Praises
This Perfect Laxative
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED
dealers sought exhibit space, but no
room is available. Next year, how
ever, the auto men intend to build
a much larger annex to the Audito
rium and hold in conjunction with
the motor show a tractor exhibit of
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin
an Ideal Remedy for
In every family there is more or
less occasion for a laxative remedy.
It is to meet this need that Dr. Cald
well's Svrup Pepsin is prepared, and
khat this combination of simple laxa
tive herbs with pepsin fulfills its pur
pose is proven by its place in thou
sands of American homes.
Prof. F. J. C. Hertzog, the well
known linquist, 2341 North Orianna
St., Philadelphia, Pa., wrote to Dr.
Caldwell that he has used Dr. Cald
well's Syrup Pepsin in his household
with excellent results and that he and
his family consider it indeed a friend
in need, and always keep a bottle of
it on hand.
Constipation is the direct cause of
much serious illness and is a condi
tion that should never be neglected.
Harsh cathartics and violent purga
tives should never be employed to re
lieve constipation, because the very
violence of their action shocks' the
entire system. A mild laxative, such
as Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, is far
orcferablc. being mild and gentle in
its action, without griping or other
pain or discomfort: its freedom from
all opiate or narcotic drugs makes it
an ideal remedy tor children.
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is sold
in drug stores everywhere for fifty
cents a bottle. To avoid imitations
and ineffective substitutes be sure to
get Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin. See
that a facsimile of Dr. Caldwell's sig
nature and his portrait appear on the
yellow carton in which the bottle is
packed. A trial bottle, free of charge
can be obtained by writing to Dr,
W. B. Caldwell, 455 Washington St.,
That country dealers and sub-
agents who want prompt delivery for
spring sales and motorists who want
the 1917 models when the season
opens will do well to place their or
ders in the first davs of the twelfth
annual automobile show, which will
be held at the Auditorium February
26 to March 3, is the advice of local
Last vear the Omaha dealers is
sued warning that an automobile
shortage would occur shortly after
the motoring .season opened. Many
thought the auto men alarmists or
that they were pulling a neat sales
trick. But when summer arrived so
did the heralded car shortage and
many who ordered machines had to
wait a month and more for deliveries.
The shortage of automobiles will
be even more acute this year, declare
Omaha dealers, and this in addition
to the railroad car shortage will make
deliveries very uncertain. So those
who intend to make purchases of cars,
whether retail or wholesale, are
urged to place their orders during the
automobile show and during the first
days, too, so that they will be sure
to receive tneir maenmes Dy tne time
the snow is all gone.
Manager Clarke Powell has been
able to find room in this year's show
for but one tractor. The Kock Isl
and Plow company will display this
lone tractor. Several other tractor
Benson & Thome Co. ?S?Sd
Five Specialties From the Nine Specialty Shops
Silk Dresses That Are in High Favor
Novelty and Charm in Spring Suits
Spring Blouses With All the Frills
and Thrills in New High Color Creations
The Boys' Shop is now ready with a complete spring line, featur
ing School and Dress-Up Suits worthy of your advanced Easter inspec
tion. Our Shoe Shop is making friends with the discriminating and
thrifty buyers who wish style, fit and value.
Prices and descriptions will appear in Friday's edition, with a
money-saving to the alert purchaser.
SEE OUR FARNAM AND SIXTEENTH STREET WINDOWS.
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This Suite William and Mary. Design
The Buffet, 66-Inch length $39.75
The Table (differing in leg construction), $22.50
The Leather Seat Chairs, each $3.50 "
The China Closet (no grills) $26.50
Done Id Select Quartered Oak, Old English Finish.
Other Consolidation Prices for Friday and Saturday .
Golden Oak Dining Tables $8.50. $10.75. $12.75
Fumed Oak Buffets, splendidly designed and con-
$13.75. $17.65. $19.75
A Walnut Buffet, 60-Inch length, William and Mary style. .. $42.50
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