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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 23, 1917)
THE REE: OMAHA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23. 1017,
GEN. HARRIES WILL
STAY ON OMAHA JOB
To Spend Time Working Out
Coast Defense Flans for
the Entire Country.
MAKES MAP OF SEA LINE
"While my work will take me away
from Omaha a great deal during the
next year, I want you to say for me
that this eity is to continue to be my
home," was the assertion of General
Harries of the electric light company,
who has returned from the east. Con
tinuing, General Harries said:
"You know that I am chairman of
that department of the American
Railway association that in connec
tion with the national council, a fed
eral organization, is working out a
plan for national coast defense. For
months I will be engaged in this work
and owing to its magnitude it is not
probable that any large portion of
my time will be spent in Omaha or in
any one place.
"The work of the department of
which I am chairman has to do with
the entire coast line of the United
States, extending from .Maine to Flor
ida, along the Gulf of Mexico and up
the Pacific coast from Mexico to
British America, livery mile of this
coast line will be mapped with a
view to its defense and while a large
number of men will be employed it
can readily be seen that it is some
tiling that is going to take time.
Seeks Weak Spots.
"In mapping the coast line of the
United States we take into consid
eration every harbor and every vul
nerable point at which an attack
could be made from the sea side. Co
operating with the federal organiza
tion, it is probable that the mapping
will show the character of defense
best adapted to the locality and the
Planner of construction.
"This mapping proposition takes in
to consideration one of the greatest,
It not the greatest, transporation prop
osition ever conceived. Scattered
along the United Stales coast line
ihcre are innumerable cities and towns
that are reached by electric, hut not
by steam roads. When we get through
vvith our work, our report will show
just what is necessary to put these
points of vantage, in case of war. with
the steam trunk lines of the country
in order that men, munitions and sup
plies could be handled into them with
the least possible delay. In securing
this data there are many things that
will have to be considered. We in
many instances will have to figure on
heavier road beds and steel in order
that without breaking bulk, consign
ments may be transferred from the
steam to the electric lines. We will
have to figure on enlarged terminal
facilities, chaijgcs in overhead con
struction and thousands of details.
"However, when we are through,
we feel that we will have evolved a
system that will enable the throwing
of a train from any interior point to
any station on any of the coasts in
short order and on a schedule that
at this time would seem impossible."
General Harries was in New York
City when the news of the break with
Germany was received and inside of
thirty minutes after the newspaper ex
tras were on the street, the entire city
seemed to be one mass of fluttering
flags. Said the general:
"Flags seemed lo break out from
every building along the streets and
from every conceivable point. Staid
business men rushed into stores,
grabbed up bundles of flags and rush
ing out on the street, they distributed
them to passersby. People cheered
and patriotism was apparent on every
"While I don't think the people of
the east are more patriotic than those
of the central west, they are much
more demonstrative and right now
they are showing this to a wonderful
Learns First Husband is
Alive; Would Leave Second
Believing that her husband was
dead, Mrs. Lucie E. Drazly married
again in 1916. Now she has discov
ered that her former mate. Stephen
Drazly, is very much 1 alive and
she wants a divorce from her present
The complications in the married
life of Mrs. Drazly-Shaffer are slated
to be aired in a few days, a petition
for divorce having been filed in which
the plaintiff asks the court to hold that
her latest match was invalid.
The Drazlys were married in
Omaha on September 4, 1907. On
July 27, 1913, according to the wife's
petition, her husband, Stepb-n Drazly,
was adjudged insane and incarcerated
in the state hospital.
Mrs. Drazly-Shaffer alleges that she
learned from reliable sources that her
first husband was dead. She shed
her widow's weeds and married Shaf
fer on September 13, 1916, later dis
covering .o her horror that hubby
No. 1 was still in the ring.
Troubles Cast Aside by
The Reel Fellows' Club
All troubles and grief were torgot
ten Wednesday night when the Reel
Fellow club gathered for a stag and
smoker in the rathskeller of the
Henshaw hotel. Everything was joy
ful and the world looked bright and
gay from the time the fireworks
started to the finish.
Entertainment was furnished by an
act from the Empress and a cabaret
team of the fair sex, who were most
popular. The projectors' degree was
conferred on Exchange Managers
Hyman, Palmer and Mitchell. They
proved in the course of the initiation
that they were quite active and "live
wires" in the business, and for their
bravery received the crown of glory.
Cre'dit must be given to the "barber
shop" quartet and chorus, who so ably
entertained with much song.
Police Have Feathers to
Identify Stolen Chickens
William Lawson recently inoved
into 'a house at 04 North Twenty
seventh avenue. Wednesday night he
lost nine hens and one rooster. De
tectives who arc working on the case
have been given several feathers
which were worn by the missing
chickens when thev abided in the
Quick Relief From Colds.
"I have found Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy to give the quickest relief
from hard colds and bad coughs of
anything 1 have used," states Mrs. T.
Bowman, Decatur, III. Adv.
Conquers Rum and
Paints Hearses in
His Spare Moments
Marion Fuchwav. painter, of Neola.
and self-styled "only man living who
ever made a success of drinking, won
his liberty in police court Thursday
when he told the police magistrate
of his success with demon rum.
"I've been fighting booze for thir
ty-eight years and have drunk over
100 barrels. It never has got me
down yet. I'm the only man living
who has made a success ot drinking,
"Whenever I come to Omaha I ex
pect to be robbed. I bring along a
certain amount of money for this
very purpose. But. judge," he added
earnestly. "I've got to hurry right
back and finish painting the town
hearse, or else they can't bury any
"If you let me go I won't be back
until after May 1," he added.
Upon being given his freedom, he
invited the judge and prosecutor to
visit Neola some time and quaff a
bowl of buttermilk, which he earnestly
assured the court he always kept on
Are Forty Cents
A Dozen in Dundee
Surmounted by a large American
flag and flanked by similar baskets
of colorful oranges and lemons, a
lovely (lower basket 'tied with green
tulle and filled with no, not ira-
grant flowers but costly potatoes
occupies the window of a grocery
store in Dundee.
A large sign, "Potatoes, 40 cents
per dozen," is displayed anent the
lordly spud, while the hitherto
queenly oranges and lemons, con
veyed lung distances from sunny Cal
ifornia or Florid;:, arc merely desig
nated "Oranges, 32 cents" and "Lem
ons, 24 cents."
Duiuleeilcs who have to fool the
bill at the end of ihe uionlh refused
to sec any humor in the display.
Thug's Blow Staggers
E. D. Sun Two Weeks After
A thug struck E. D. Sun, house
painter, of 1551 North Seventeenth
street, over the head with a black
jack. That was two weeks ago.
Thursday, while working at 2438 Pralt
street, Sun collapsed and suffered
many -painful but not serious bruises.
Dr. J. A. Edstrom says that Sun's
collapse is directly caused by the blow
he received on the skull from the
Visiting Nurses Add
Two More to the Staff
Two more nurses will be added to
the staff of the Visiting Nurse asso
cialion of Omaha. Miss May Ken-
lall will be one of the nurses. 1 his
increase will give superintendent nan
dall a staff of twelve visiting nurses.
At a monthly meeting held on Wed
nesday a report indicated that the
work had been increasing steadily
More Than One Thousand
Of Papers Quit Publication
(Correspondence of The Associated PreBS.)
Amsterdam, Feb. 1. The Frank
furter Zeitunir savs that 1.420 news
papers and periodicals have suspend
ed publication in Germany since the
outbreak of the war. Before the war
some 13.000 newspapers and period
icals were published in Germany.
No Longer Any Exciue for Consti
pated, Weak Stomached, Weak
Livered, Brain Fagged, Thin,
Haggard Men and Women.
The marvelous new scientific food, O-EAT-IT,
quickly puts the stomach and
bowels in perfect condition, restores your
vitality and renews your old-time strength
and vigor by giving your system the food
It Is craving. What Is needed Is proper
food, not medicine; when this Is supplied,
constipation and stomach troubles quickly
disappear, energy returns, and Ufa Is worth
living once more.
The new pure food, O-EAT-IT. comes
ready to aerve In crisp, toasted slices that
keep fresh and tasty indefinitely contains
many times more of the coarse outer parts
of grains as any other food you have ever
tried. Three omall slices with meals sup
plies 'the stomach and bowels with a roarse
ample bulk that makes constipation and in
digestion impos nibie. A well known physi
cian writes us that he considers O-EAT-IT
a real food blessing for all mankind. O-EAT-IT
is for sale by more than 100 leading
grocers in Omaha and Council Bluffi, 10c,
or by mail prepaid on receipt of price. Phy
sicians indorse it. Address the O-EAT-IT
Co., 281 Studebaker Bldg., Chicago, III.
Natural Color Brought Back
by Q-Ban A Simple,
The right way -to restore hair to a na
tural color and make your hair really beau
tiful, soft, luxuriant and healthy. Is by the
use of Q-Ban Hair Color Restorer and not
dangerous, dirty, sticky dyes. Q-Ban Is a
liquid, all ready to use, and is guaranteed
to be harmless, with your money back If
not satisfied in any way. It Is the only
guaranteed preparation for the purpose.
You never need havr a gray hair In your
head again. Simply apply Q-Ban Hair Color
Restorer like a shampoo and no matter how
gray your hair may be, or how faded and
lifeless, back will come an even, soft, na
tural, dark shade, surely, safely and per
manently. Besides Q-Ban will give your hair
true health, so that it will be glossy and
abundant and handsome. This helps you to
look young and attractive. Remember, Q
Ban is not a uye, not a patent medicine.
It is a simple, natural, healthful perparm
tion, fully guaranteed. Get a large bottle
for '60c at Sherman McConnell Drug
Stores or at any good drug store, or write
Hesstg-Elhs Drug Co., Memphis, Tenn.,
mentioning the druggist's name. Illustrated,
interesting book, "Hair Culture," sent free.
Try Q-Ban Hair Tonic, Q-Ban Liquid
Shampoo, Q-Ban Toilet Soap also Q-Ban
Depilatory (odorless) for removing super
fluous hair. Advertisement,
AUTO INDUSTRY IS
But It is "Some Baby," as the
Records in United States
NEBRASKA IS A LEADER
By A. R. GROH.
What is so exhilarating as automo
biling? It lias its thrilling moments,
1 was spinning out Fariiam street
the other day in a big, yellow car. The
mechanism hummed with unlimited
power. We passed other cars as we
Suddenly, as we approached the
boulevard intersection at a high rate
of spee J, a woman and two little chil
dren stepped out into the streeh They
stopped near the street car tracks,
looking toward us and going neither
forward nor back. There they stood,
a picture of tender helplessness be
fore the onrushing leviathan.
It was impossible at that point to
turn the car out of its course. It swept
on toward them. The brakes were
set. Would it stop in time? Or
The cat was stopped less than two
feet from them. The little woman
and her children got on. "Let me oft
at Fortieth street," she said, as she
paid her fare. Then she came inside
and took a seat just in front of me.
But 1 started out to speak of auto
mobiliug, didn't I? It is a pertinent
topic now, for the auto show opens
I shall look the cars over, though
I cannot say that I shall buy. No, I
cannot say that, for it would not be
true. 1 might like to. But. still, I
' shall not. Oh, 1 have good reasons;
or, perhaps, 1 should say reason.
Twenty Years Ago.
A score "I yea.s ago the automo
bile was practically unknown You
may remember how the first ones
looked. They looked like a "Stan
hope" without horse. They had a
very high seat and a very lo'v dash
board, so that the passengers seemed
in imminent danger of tumbling over
the front. The steering apparatus'
was a handle instead u' a wheel.
An advertisement in I'AII shows a ;
nifty "gasoline touring vehicle, i
equipped with single-cylinder en
gine runic equipment i
They called them "horseless car
riages," "motor carriages" or "self
propellers" in 'hose days.
lust twenty years ago the world
was startled by the spectacle of a
long distance horselesj carriage race
from Paris to Bordeaux and return.
730 miles. The winner made, the
wonderful record of fourteen miles
per hour, average speed. The cais
were four horsepower I
"What will they lie doing next!"
the astonished people exclaimed
Six niutive powers were tried in
the early days of the automobile.
I lu-v were electricity, gasoline,
steam, compressed air. carbonic acid
ijas aii-l tIi--ot
The steering wheel made its ap
pearance about I'HH. It stood up
perpendicularly like live brake wheel
on a box car.
Today there are 2,9.12,000 automo
biles in the I'nited States. This is
74 per cent of the automobiles in
the world. Great Britain ranks next,
with about 270,000 ears. France is
third, with 104,000. Germany is
fourth, wiilt 76.500. There are II
in Iceland. North Borneo boasts
5. China has 7J0, Turkey 550, Ja
pan l.bOO, and Arabia 50.
There is one automobile lo every
thirty-four people in the I'nited States.
In China there is only one fot ever
600.000 people In Nebraska there it
one for every twelve people.
Last year 1 ,22X,5jti new errs were
sold in the United Staies. valued at
Fed Lambs Seil f oT$1.75 ;
New Record Price Here
j. W. Huston, a veteran feeder of
Kearney, Neb., has the distinction of
having sold the first lambs at $14.75
per hundred on the South Omaha
market, thereby establishing a new
The shipments consisted of two
double decks, averaging sixty-six
pounds, and were bought by Tom Gill
of the Cudahy Tacking company froti)
the George M. Wood Sheep Comirri;
Give your Want Ad a chance to
make good, Run it in The Be.
We Want You
To Come and Enjoy the Myriads
Of Mechanical Marvels At the
Omaha Auto Show
At the Auditorium, Starting Next Monday
A Six Day Review Of the World's Newest
and Best Gasoline and Electric Cars
A "United Show
Every dealer in Omaha is "in" on the Show all trying
to outdo one another in the elaborateness of exhibits.
It's a show for EVERYBODY.
Big Musical Program
Both vocal and instrumental, including one attraction
that scored heavily at the big eastern auto shows. Music
to suit EVERYBODY, and plenty of it.
Many Surprise Attractions
Some of which will be shown for the first time outside
of Chicago and New York. Omaha's show was big
enough to demand the best.
Nothing Else Like It
Ever assembled in an auto show west of Chicago. A big,
beautiful array of big and little priced cars displayed
amid bowers of brilliant decorations.
A Million Dollars' Worth
of cars gathered together under one roof. Novelties and
sensations that amaze and entertain you. Daily lectures
by some of the biggest men in the auto arena.
February 26th to March 3d, Inclusive
Doors Open From
9:30 a. m. to
10:30 p. m.
For Information. Addresi
CLARKE G. POWELL. Manager
'i:ira i Mi's
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