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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 25, 1917,
LODGE ROOM NEWS
OF GREATER OMAHA
'Women of Grand Army Are to
Unveil Portrait of the Late
- Admiral George Dewey.
PEOOEAM IS ALL PEEPAEED
Garfield Circle, Ladies of the Grand
Army o4he Republic, will unveil the
portrait of Admiral George Dewey in
Memorial hall, court house, next Fi
day evening. '
Maatar of cararaanlaa. Major Dahlman.
Invocation and eulogy, Bv. C. N. Dawaon.
VnTOlllnf, Mlaa Julia M. Fowl.r, aaalatad
.by naval oitlcara and Grand Army woman.
Vocal auet. Ilia Mar Flanagan and Rich
Addraaa. Llautanant W. W. WaddalL
Inatrumanul aelactlon, Mrs. Zalbarth and
Ma.tar Arthur Zelbarth,
Addraae. Attorney Bar 1. Abbott
Vocal eelartlon. Jack Alvord.
Son, "America," audience.
Benediction, Bar. C. N. Dawaon.
Omaha Tent No. 75, Maccabees,
will have a social sestion for mem
bers and friends Monday evening at
the hall, 1611 Chicago street. This
is for the purpose of becoming bet
ter acquainted with the members and
their triends. , ,
membership campaign is coming up
The public is invited to attend the
fraternal patriotic meeting at Inde
pendent Urder ot Odd fellows nail,
Twenty-fourth and M, on Tuesday
evening. No admission will be
charged. The progranvwill be given
by Omaha lodge No. 173, Mystic
Workers of the World, directed by
State Manager B. E. Hayes.
Order of Stags.
The Order of Stags, Omaha Drove
No. 135. meeting last Friday night
v was well attended and a large class
f new members were added to the
membership roll. The Mags have
opened their 'charter for a member
ship of 2,000. Benefits paid last year
in Omaha were $9,437.55.
Woodmen of the World.
Schiller Camp No. 304, Woodmen
of the World, will meet Thursday
evening at the German home.
South Omaha Camp No. 211 will
meet to confer membership upon a
class of applicants Wednesday even
ing fnvWoodmen of the World hall,
opposiq: the South Omaha postoffice.
' Thomas Camp No. 523 will meet
Thursday evening in Lyck's hall, near
Krug park, to transact the business
for the camp, settle with various
committees which have conducted the
entertainments for the last two
months and to arrange details for an
entertainment to be given in one of
the large halls in Omaha,
Columbus Camp No. 69 will meet
Sunday at noon in the Prague hotel,
The business of the camp will be
transacted, after which the initiatory
service will be given a class ot can'
Commercial Camp No. 478 has inau-
guratea a pian lor incrcaacu mcmuci'
Hungarian Petofi No. 473 will meet
Friday evening in Bohemian hall.
Ziskuv Dab No. 115 will meet Sun
riiv at 11 in Turner hall. South
Omaha. Joe Wolf will talk on "Good
of the Order." j
Welcome Grove No. 54 conferred
the decrees uoon a large class of can.
didates last Monday evening in Druid
hall, with supreme officers presiding
at the various stations.
The dance given by W. A. Fraser
drove No. 1 and Welcome Grove-Ko.
54 in honor of Dora Alexander guards
in Crounse hall last triday evening
was very enjoyable. Many of the
rhief officers of the Woodmen of the
World and Woodmen Circle 'were
present to give inspiration to the oc
casion. .. .. .
Omaha Seymour Camp No. 16 will
confer the protection degree I ues.
day evening at Crounse hall. The
Omaha Seymour Guards, under the
leadership of Captain Richards, will
assist in the floor work. , Following
the initiation the guards will give an
exhibition drill. Many prominent
Woodmen from other camps will be
, present, '
Knights of Pythias.
After holding a short session Mon
day evening, Nebraska Lodge No. 1
will adjourn, so that those desiring
may attend the stag social given by
M. Albans Lodge of Louncil Blurts
Those wishing to make the trip are
requested to meet at the castle in the
Crounse block at 8 o clock.
Several out-of-town members were
present- at the meeting last Monday
evening and gave very interesting
Jari Hus Lodge wars compelled to
bring out the "Standing Room Only"
sign on Thursday evening, when
, members of St. Albans and Nebraska
' No. 1 swarmed on their Bohemian
brothers in a body. An excellent
time, is the report
On account of a previous engage
ment Brother Richard Harrison, the
v.ll Ifnnwn rrthhac evnrt mav tint
ne aoie to attend tne meeting in the
Bluffs. In the absence of Mr. Har
rison, his former instructor has
"kindly consented to give a demon
Omaha Lodge No. 2, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, will have de
gree work next . Friday. A com
mittee has been , appointed to act
upon suggestions of Grand Master
W. V. Hoagland orr the welfare of
the order, and a large attendance is
therefore desired to act -upon the
report of the committee.
State Lodge No. 10 will transact
usual business Monday. '
Hesperian Encampment No. 2 will
confer the Patriarchal degree on
several candidates Thursday.
5 Queen Marjr Lodged
Queen Mary Lodge 219, Order of
St. George, will hold instead of its
regular meeting Wednesday evening
social meeting, with progaam. This
will be the first anniversary of the
lodge, and all member and those
who are about to join are urged to
lttcnd. " ' . .' v
I Lillian Temple. .'
Lillian temple No. 1, Pythian Sis
ters, will give a reception Friday aft
ernoon, March 2, at the home of Mrs.
E. B. Gesman, 2905 Pratt - street
Members and all mothers, -wives,
daughters and sisters of Knights of
'.'ythias are invited to attend.
Brotherhood American Yeoman.
Wednesday evening Omaha home
Head No. 1404 celebrated the twen
ticlli anniversary of the der in its
hall in Labor temple; On next
Wednesday evening the homestead
i!l give a dance to its members and
their friends. tThe district manager,
'other V'roman, reports thai the
Knights and Ladies of Security.
The silver anniversary of the foun
dation of the Knights and Ladies of
Security was observed last Thursday
evening at Myrtle hall by a big turn
out of the 1,300 members in this dis
trict. A large class of candidates Was
initiated, the degree staff of Magic
City council putting on their drill.
Short talks were made bv suoreme
council representatives and Cyro
Slingerland gave one of his vaudeville
performances. Refreshments and
dancing kept the big crowd until near
midnight, when .the hall was cleaced,
those attending' little dreaming that
in a couple othours the whole build
ing would be destroyed by fire.
umaska council No. of the
Knights and Ladies of Security will
have an open meeting Monday even
ing. Februarv 26. at the Swedish
auditorium, Sixteenth and Chicago.
Moved Account of Fire.
Beech camo No. 1454. Modern
Woodmen? of America, which lost its
lodge room in the fire.Mield its usual
meeting last night in -room 220, Bee
Churches and All
, Theaters Closed
. i '
Scarlet fever cases, smallpox and
measles are. so prevalent In Benson
that the mayor, Fred A; Bailey, act
ing upon the recommendation of Dr.
J. W. Parsons, health officer, ordered
all schools, churches and theaters to
close and remainxclosed until further
The mayor's order was announced
Saturday morning when six new cases
of scarlet fever were reported to the
Benson health department There are
already twenty victims of scarlet
fever, the same number of measles
cases, and two 'persons are quaran
tined because of smallpox.
ine school authorities, pastors of
churches and owners of theaters were
notified of the mayor s edict at once.
Chauffeur Says He Pays
Bills as Fast as Able
"I will pay these bills as soon 'as
I am able. I am paying for a home,
living expenses are 60 per cent more
than they were a yea. ago, and I am
ready to prove that my family is not
extravagant," were the written words
of a chauffeur of the police depart
ment when called upon to explain
certain unpaid bills of which his
creditors had complained to Com
missioner Kugel and Chief Dunn.
"What can you do in a case of this
kind?" asked Commissioner Kugel.
"These men who are comnlaimns:
probably were anxious to extend this
credit. Of course, everybody should
ay his bills as promptly as possible
ut this department cannot be turned
into a collection agency," added the
superintendent of the police department.
MAGIC IS NEEDED
A Few Weird Words and
Wishes Becomes Bealities,
New City Official Says.
Hundred Women Enroll at
S Y. W. fi A. Si iff ran. Srhnnl
w " " VMM, MyV WHdVVI
A hundred or more women have al
ready registered for the National
Suffrage school which will be held
at the Youns Women's Christian .
sociataion home March 16 to 18. Mrs.
Charles Marple and Mrs. Stella Bed
ford Wilson are in charge of the
registration. Among those wishing
to oecome more etucient' workers in
the coming campaign are Mesdames
Draper Smith, J. M. Metcaf, E. S.
Rood, C W. Russell, Charles Jo
hannes, E. L. Burke, E. C. Twamfey,
H. C. Sumney, Charles Marple, F, D.
Wead. Marv Cormack. T. S. StfhKin.
Thomas Brown, James Richardson',
n.. c. oicneivey, Mary Dykemah,
Williams, Samuel Foote, Dr. Ada
Ralston Wilcv and Mine r.rp
Crowd Hears Wolverton ,
Talk in St. Mark's Church
An audience that 'rrnur!irl u
Mark's Lutheran church Friday even
ing heard David Wolverton deliver a
lecture on the Panama canal, ft
illustrated by a lane number of anlan.
did pictures. Mr. Wolverton's knowl
edge of the canal is all first-hand, hav
ing oeen secured by closi observa
tion during nine years as a arnvrrn.
ment employe there. He has accepted
an invitation from the Woman'sdub
' uciivcr ine lecture in council
Bluffs next week.
GENT THEN LOSES HIS JOB
By A. R. GROH.
I have created a new office and
appointed myself to fill it. This is
the office of "municipal magician."
It shall be the duty of the municipal
magician to exercise the arts of magic,
necromancy and enchantment in oro-
viding such improvements as the city
Seems strange that nobody ever
thought of this before.
' You want a new union passenger
station. The city needs it The trav
eling public requires it.
Enough said. You shall have it.
The municipal magician shall provide
it. Excuse ine while I say my magic
"Ali baba, eupacific, casa caba, eye
see, see endoubleyou.
There you are. Isn't it a grand
building? Couldn't be built under
$5,000,000 if it weren't for the magic.
All the latest improvements. A model
of convenience, with ample accommo
dations tor all.
Now, what next? A city jail? Well,
that's easy. The municipal magician
can build that without any magic
words. Just a coupla magic passes.
There it is, half a block square,
with mahogany desks for "Patsy"
Havey and "Andy" Pattullo and a
private office furnished in Circassian
walnut for Steve Malonev and billiard
room for the cops. It's the finest po-
m-c station west or rortiana, Me.
That High School.
Now for a new commercial high
school building. Have to use a few
magic words because I want tn KniM
it a whole block square.
Matna, hook keen, ali ka ba. hok
zo, steno, presto."
oy, uut isn i mat a grand building?
Peanut and lemonade rnnma fnr th
boys and rooms where ice cream and
chocolates are served free to the girls
Now, what next? Brick paving for
all the country marls That'
Just the work of a moment.
Villi valli. mi Hi il aril. n m.
water loo." .
mere you are. Aren't they a fine
sight? Not merely sixteen feet wide
either, but a full thirty-two. Just as
easy to make them that wide when
you re using magic. Only takes three
extra magic words. That's all.
Now, if yotf want a tunnel dug
under the river, or if you want the
river dredged, or if you'd like a new
city library building or a new county
hospital, just speak up. These things
are as easy as the rest to the munici
pal magician. Ihink ot the mon
we could have saved on the court
house if the municipal magician had
been on tne job then I
Perhaps you would like something
tor yourself. A new homer that
takes just two magic passes. There
you are. fourteen rooms, three baths
hardwood floors, mahogany finish,
oriental ruges, Gobelin tapestries,
linoleum on the kitchen floor, dog
house in the back yard and foot
scraper at the front steps.
How do you like it all?
Ah, something is lacking. And here
we learn that half the joy of life is in
its struggles. Half the pleasures of
having a home is in the work and
planning that were required to se
cure it and in the satisfaction you feel
in knowing that it was your own
work and planning that produced it.
Therfore, Be it
Resolved, That the office of munici
pal magician be and the same hereby
LIVES TO LEARN
$ HE "DON'T BELONG"
Young Married Man Who Never
Saw His Parents Begs Po
lioe to Find Them.
Assistant to General Harries
Is Being Welcomed to Omaha
The business men of Omaha are
giving a warm welcome to James E.
Davidson, who has come here from
Portland, Ore., to be associated; with
General Harries in the management
of the electric lighting company. 'Air.
Davidson is being introduced around
by General Harries as his assistant,
the position being a new one, not
displacing any of the present organi
zation but adding an experienced
representative continuously here to
aid in the work of General Harries,
whose duties call him away from
Omaha some of the time, but who will
continue in active charge of the
Kiewit & Son to Build
The New Field School
The buildings and grounds commit
tee of the Board of Education
awarded to Peter Kiewit & Son the
general contract for construction Of
Field school at Thirty-sixth and Wal
nut streets. J. J. Hanighen & Co.
were awarded the heating and plumb
ing contract, The estimated cost of
this school will be $69,000. The build
ing will have eight class rooms. Build
ing contracts will be prepared and
signed next week.
On the N. E. A. Program
At Kansas City Meeting
Superintendent E. U. Graff, Miss
Zora Shields of the Central High
school, W. M. Davidson and Carroll
G. Pearce, both former superintend
ents here, are on the program of the
National Educational association,
which meets next week at Kanasas
City. Miss Shields will read a pa
per on "Books and Tools."
NURSED IN WEALTHY HOME
Fred Purman, aged 21 years, 4411
North Twentieth street, called upon
the police to help in his seven-year
search for his parents.
"I have never "Teen my mother or
father," he told Captain Dempsey,
"and I really don't know who I am.
Purman, who goes under the name
of Martin Davis, was adopted by the
Davis family, he said, when he was
seven months old. He grew up, the
only child in the Davis household,
got a good education -and home and
had no idea that he had been adopted.
One day about seven years ago, he
said, he had an argument with a do
mestic in the house. "You. don't be
long here, you're only adopted," she
Shocked, the young man started to
A Free Trial of Pyramid Pile Treat
ment Will Be Just Like Meet
ing a Good Old friend.
find out his true identity. Confronted
with the facts, Mr. Davis admitted he
had been adopted. Besides showing
mm tne adoption papers, he said be
knew nothing. ir&. Elizabeth Davis,
his foster mother, he said, died sev
eral years previous. ' ' . . s ,
Since then he has been on a quiet
search for his real parents. "Gosh,
I wish I knew if they were alive," he
He has been unable to find out any
thing from the adoption papers, al
though ther were made ouf in Doug
last county- ' i ,
Recently Mr. Purman married.
.Scrap1 tar temi -
Frits Malsal and Joa Godaon art to nsht
It out for the aeeond basa job with the
New Tork Yankeea tbla aprlns.
Toa Cant Go Wrong- With PntaU,
Have you tried Pyramid? If not,
why don't you? The trial is t roe
Just mall coupon below and the re
sults may amaze
? raising ryrar
vou. Othara nr
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coupon bow or get a 60c box from
any druggist anywhere. Take no
FREE SAMPLE COUPON
PYRAMID DRUG COMPANY
519 Pyramid Building.,
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W are now open and invite the public to call and inspect
v the beautifu and finely equipped
Excelsior Bath Institute
633-39 Rote Building.
Cor. Sixteenth and Faraam.
The Chiropractic Department
will be in charge of Dr. M. L. MacNamara, who has been a practitioner in Omaha for
the past several years. , .
The Hair Dressing and Manicuring Department
will open within a few days arid we wish to say that we feel that this department, when
completed, will be the finest and best equipped in Omaha. Watch for Opening An
nouncament of this Department.
, The Bath Departments '
Our men's and women's bath departments are the finest equipped in the city and we
will be able to give most any bath the patient requires. These departments are en
tirely separate and will not conflict in any way. Lady and gentlemen attendants.
The Women's Bath Dept.
will be in charge of Miss Mary Elizabeth
Thomas, lata of the famous Excelsior Springs
Health Resort She is graduate nurse, grad
uate masseuse and has had many years exper
ience in this line and is considered the finest
lady operator in the west.
The Men's Bath Department'
will be in charge of Mr. Edward L. Taylor
also of Excelsior Springs and who is a gradu
ate nurse and masseur. Mr. Taylor has an
enviable reputation in his profession and is
widely known in the west.
Hour., Open day for men and women. Sunday 'till 12 for both men and women.
Tuesday and Friday evenings for women exclusively until 8:30 p. m. Monday, Wednesday and
Saturday evenings exclusively for men until 8:30 p. m. Thursday evening not open
THE EXCELSIOR BATH INSTITUTE
M. L .MacNAMARA
533-39 Rose BIdg. Phone Doug. 8871.
G. S. JOHNSON
Final Week of Our Big
We positively must make room to ware
house and sample the many carloads of
Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, Draperies and
Stoves that are now being received daily.
Many are on the track or on the way.
To accomplish this end we are offering you during this
the final week of our AFTER-STOCK-TAKING-SALE
the biggest values of the entire sale. If you
can just realize how urgent it is that we move all the
odd sample pieces, all the short lots, you will then see
to what end we will go In order to move these goods off
our floor and out of our warehouse. ,
Throughout our entire store, on every floor and in
every department, you will find hundreds of sample
pieces of Furniture, Sample Rugs, Draperies and Sam
ple Stoves. All of these, combined with the hundreds
of odd pieces, give you a wide range of patterns in the
many lines to choose from. There is positively nothing
reserved. We must make room for the New Spring
Home Furnishings, and all samples and odd pieces must
be closed out, and, as always, you make your own
This Is Absolutely the Final Week of This Great Cut
Price Selling Event and It's Your Opportunity. j
Mad at . Ju.t Llka if fl A
I ri Said Oak . Cut ,' I fV
THREE-PIECE LIBRARY SET
Just like illustration and a positive unmatchable value. We have
a limited number of these sets which we are offering during this
saie. iney are maae 01 soua oag and tne seats ,
of the rocker and chairs are upholstered in fab-
ricoid leather, ana tne special price during this
Many beautiful Brass Beds in
very choice and neat designs.
Some of these beds are sam
ples and are slightly defective;
others are odd and many more
are discontinued patterns. All
are marked at prices to move
them off our floors quickly.
Final week prices
$6.50, $10.50. $16.00, $22.50,
Many of these beautiful Daven
ports are finished in fumed oak;
others in the golden; many are
upholstered with genuine leath
er, while others are upholstered
in fabricoid, any every one of
them have been reduced in
price that will surely move them
into the homes of our custom
ers quickly. Final week prices :
$16.95, $22.50, $29.50, $39.50,
$47.50, $54.50, $62.50
Hundreds of Other Special Values Not Mentioned in
This Advertisement Are Included "IS This Sale.
You Will Actually Save From 20 to 50 by Buying Your Com
plete Home Outfit During This Sale and, of Course, as Always,
YOU MAKE YOUR OWN TERMS
FINAL WEEK'S SALE OF RUGS
A splendid variety of these and patterns to choose from, includ
ng many very choice designs in Axminster, Brussels, Velvet and
1x12 Seamless Velvet Rug, sale price $17.50, $24.50, $31.50
)xl2 Axminster Rugs, sale price $18.50, $26.50, $35.00
)xl2 Brussels Rugs, sale price $11.75, $16.75, $24.50
3-3x10-6 Velvet Rugs, sale price $14.50, $17.50, $21.50
1x12 Velvet Rugs, sale price $15.95, $19.50, $22.50
7-6x9 Plymouth Rugs, sale price ,.$5.98
16x72 Hit and Miss Rag Rugs, sale price $1.89
27x54 Hit and Miss Rag Rugs, sale price 98c
And many other extraordinary values in our enlarged rug and
Douglas Printing Company
Are Now Located in their New Building
109-111 North 18th Street
(18th and Dodge Streets)
One half block north of the Fohtenelle Hotel and one
block west of Postoffice
The Same Telephone, Douglas 644
Dining Room Tablet
wide range of patterns in the
different sizes to choose from.
Many of these tables are fin
ished in golden, while others
ire in the fumed. All are ex
ceptionally well made and fin
'shed and are marked at prices
hat will surely move them off
our floors quickly. Sale price,
$9.50, $14.75, $19.75, $24.50,
Massive Colonial designs, with
heavy plate mirrors, many are
in the golden and fumed fin
ish, while others are finished
iff mahogany, walnut, bird's
eyi maple.. Each and every
dresser is marked at a price
that will move them into the
homes of the people in a short
space of time. Sale price, $7.95,
$11.75, $15.50, $19.75, $24.50,
All Floor Samples and Odd Pieces Must Be 'Dis
posed of During This Final Week
of This Big Sale.
Dining Room Chairs
A great many odd dining room
chairs, many more that are two
and three of a kind ; many have
plain wood seats; others are
upholstered with genuine lea
ther and are in the golden and
fumed finish. Sale price, 65c,
30c, $1.25, $1.65, $2.25, $2.95,
Purchases Made During This Sale Will Be Held
and Delivered Later If So Desired
With five large drawers and
large French plate mirrors.
Also a few very choice sample
pieces without mirrors many
are in the fumed and golden
finish others are finished in
mahogany and a few in bird's
eye maple. Sale price, $4.95,
$8.75, $12.50, $17.50, $22.50,
The bodies of which Art mid of
poltahed ihet stl metal; they have
large (ire boxea and larse oven; are
nicely trimmed In plain nickel, yhich
makes it eaay to polish and keep
clean. Each .and every range carries
with It our absolute guarantee. Sale
Drire, $24.80. 129.50. $3430. $37 JM.
Elegant Buffets, of solid oak,
and In the golden and fumed
finish, including many massive
colonial designs, while others
are of the Period design. Sale
price, $12.75. $19.50, $24.95,
$29.50, $36.50, $45.00.
UNION OIJTFITTING CO
16th and Jackson Sts.
Opposite Hotel Rome.
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