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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1917,
ANOTHER RED MAM
Cigar Store Indian Vanishes
Along With That Big Drug
GONE, TOO, IS PAWN SIGN
By A. R. GROH. j
What has become of the wooden
Indians that used to stand in front of
Omaha cigar stores; of the big bottles
of colored liquid that once were the
mark of Omaha drug stores and of.
the three golden balls that formerly
hung outside Omaha pawn shops?
They are gone! they have vanished.
1 might say they have vanished "as
completely as though the earth had
swallowed them up." But that
wouldn't be any completer job of van
ishing than just plain, every-day un
Twenty years ago a man would no
more have thought of starting up a
cigar store without a many-colored
and much-befeathered Indian at the
door than he would have thought of
starting up without any cigars and
The red man usually bore a toma
hawk in threatening attitude in one
hand, while he held out a bundle of
cigars in the other, seemingly giving
you your choice of cigars or death.
Sometimes gay "members of the
midnight crew would attack the In
dian at night, cutting off his nose and
otherwise torturing and mutilating
' The cigar dealers met'this difficulty
by having their Indians mounted on
wheels so they could trundle them
inside at night, like the Trojans did
the wooden horse. It nevei occurred
to them to dispense with the Indians.
A Radical Comes.
Then t man came along with radi
cal ideas. "I will run my cigar store
without an Indian outside," he de
clared. Presumably the other cigar
men laughed at him, said it couldn't
be done and all that, just as people
have always laughed at radical men.
But the innovator made a success
of his store without the Indian, just
by selling good cigars and tobacco
at reasonable prices. And from that
moment the wooden Indian was
Did you notice the last time you
were at the pawnbroker's
No, no. I beg your pardon. I
didn't mean that. I meant, did you
notice, recently, as you walked past
pawnbrokers' shops that they no
longer display the three golden balls
over the entrance?
Well, I hadn't noticed it either un
til I went and looked, in order to get
accurate information for your enlight
ment I went down on east Douglas street,
where I found thirteen public "un
cles" doing business with their r.eedy
nephews and .nieces in the three
blocks between Eleventh and Four
teenth streets. '
And not one of them displays the
three golden balls. These have ac
companied the wooden Indian into
limbo. ' v
Those Colored Bottles.
Twenty years ago a druggist
would never have attempted to open
a drug store without three big, egg
shaped bottles in the window, one
filled with red liquid, one with green
and one with yellow. He'd as soon
have tried to get along without drugs.
These bottles have gone the way
of the three golden Sails and the
wooden Indian. Drug store windows
in Omaha toAxy are filled with candy,
cigars, tooth brushes, writing paper,
toilet articles, razors, soap, thermos
bottles, dollar watches, alarm clocks,
hair brushes, cameras and other heal
I Peace to you, wooden Indian, and
peace to you also, three golden balls
and three hotttes of colored liquid.
You served well the generation that
Invited to Attend
Auto Show Friday
The Nebraska legislature, now in
session in Lincoln, has been invited
to come to Omaha Friday for the
Auto show. Clarke Powell, manager
of the show, this morning wired
Ueorge Jackson, speaker of the house,
and Edgar Howard of the senate
an invitation for the solons to visit
the show and offered to set Friday
aside as Legislative day if the law
makers would accept
Higher Prices Prevail On
The Omaha Grain Market
When the Omaha Grain exchange
opened Wednesday morning, follow
ing the holiday of Tuesday, traders
were at a loss to know how the mar
ket was going to perform. However,
right from the opening, prices on all
kinds of grain were higher than the
close of Monday and the advance was
held during the session. .
Omaha wheat fecupu were forty
seven carloads and sales were made at
$1.84tf. to $l.86i a bushel, 2 to 2',
cents lip. )
Corn was a fourth to a cent higher,
selling at 96 to 97 cents a bushel, with
ninety-five carloads on the market.
Oats were up a quarter and sold at
S5H to 56J4 cents a bushei ' The
receipts were fifty-five carloads.
Weeping Water Doctor
Fined Here for Speeding
Dr. Merton Welch of Weeping
Water, Neb., was a "rara avis" when
he appeared in county court. His case
was one of the rare instances in
county court when a motorist has
been up for a hearing charged with
having exceeded the automobile speed
limit on county highways.
Joseph Hazuka, the complaining
witness, testified that he was repair
ing his car beside the. road along the
Sarpy Mills highway1 December 18,
1916, when the M. D. came dashing
along a la Dario Desta and crashed
into his machine.
After hearing the evidence Judge
Crawford assessed Dr. Welch $25 and
costs, which amounted to $47.
South Dakota Soldiers
Leave for Home Saturday
The South Dakota soldiers, now at
Fort Crook, waiting to be mustered
out will be paid off and leave for
their homes Saturday of this week.
Two special trains will leave the fort
during the day, one leaving Omaha
over the Milwaukee for Bristol, S.
D., and the second over the North
western for Aberdeen. The company
from Lead will be carried in two
sleepers by the, Burlington.
CRAWFORD IS DEAD
Scout, Soldier, Lecturer and.
Poet Dies at His Home
Near New York City.
FORMER W&ITZB FOR BEE
Wew York, Feb. 28. John Wal
lace, better known u "Captain Jack"
Crawford, a noted Indian fighter of
early frontier days, died last night
at his home at Woodhaven, L, I. He
was stricken with pneumonia more
than a month ago. '
Captain Crawford wrote a number
of plays, stories and poems and was
known as the "poet scout" He was
chief of scouts under General Custer
at the time of the Custer massacre,
but it is said that he was on his way to
Custer's headquarters with dispatches
when this event took place. Later he
played an active part in the pursuit
of Sitting Bull.
Crawford was born in Ireland in
1847. He served in the civil war, and
the story is that he learned to read
and write while in the hospital re
covering from a wound.
Native oi Ireland.
John Wallace Crawford, better
known as "Captain Jack," soldier,
scout, poet and lecturer, was born in
Ireland, March 4, 1847. He came to
America in 1861 and settled in Penn
sylvania. He worked first in the mines
at $1.75 a week. Later he ran away
and joined the union army. 1
He was wounded several times in
the civil war and campaigns against
Indians. In 1867 he came to Ne
braska. In 1875-76 he was sent to the
Black Hills by Edward Rosewater as
a special correspondent of The Bee.
His letters were widely copied by
eastern papers and did much to pro
mote emigration to that country. He
was the only paid correspondent in
the Black Hills for the first year after
the country was opened.
Though a man of practically no
school education, he learned to read
and write and cultivated the art of
writing to such an extent that he be
came a noted writer of poems, serial
stories and plays and has been known
for years as the "poet-scout."
, Following his scouting days he star
red with "Buffalo Bill" in a play en
titled "The Red Right Hand" or
"Buffalo Bill's First Scalp for Custer."
But soon left it because of scruples
against the "blood and thunder" in it
In 1898 he went to the Klondike on
what he later described as "a $12,
000,000 fake." When he discovered
that the company in which he had
interested himself was without tang
ible assets he dictated an expose to.
The Associated Press and opened a
store to support himself, having a
capital of just $50. Two years later
he returned to the United States and
went on the lecture platform.
He recouped his fortunes and had
large property interests in New
He was a cosmopolitan character
equally at home in a miner's camp or
an Indian village or at a banquet
board surrounded by wealth and cul
ture. ',', 1
Give your Want Ad a chance to
make good, Run it in The Bee.
The bodan has all the appearance of a
solid unit, and yet it is almost instantly
convertible into an open car.
The windows drop and disappear. Pillars
detach for disposal under the rear seat.
This leaves a free open side-space from
the -windshield to -the back of the car.
It will eo mil worth your while to onmbM thta w at tho thw
Ths ruolhit coniuraption Is nnmuaHy low
Tat tin auleoto it amuwuur huh
Tho prlct of tho Snuul, etunpltto. to fust
Totlrini Car or RoocUUr, ISTt
Winter Touring Cu or Roaditar, StSt
(All prlow L o. b. Dtttt.IL)
MURPHY-O'BRIEN AUTO CO.
1814-18 Farnam St
Phone Tyler 123.
' Omaha, Nobrotko.
County Rights Sold to
Two Different People
A rather peculiar situation devel
oped today in the Lininger Imple
ment company's Truckmobile exhibit
when two of their salesmen closed up
the same territory with two dealers
from ditterent towns in the county,
and it required a great deal of diplo
macy to straighten the matter out
satisfactorily, which was done by
drawing a line north and soutn
througn the center of the county.
L. C. Willis, territory manager of
the Truckmobile, has been present at
all the larger shows this year and
he says that from the standpoint ot
actual business done and in the buy
ing interest shown the Omaha show
is second to none.
Mr. Willis is a firm believer in
newspaper advertising and bases his
conviction oq the fact that a large
percentage of his sales have origi
nated from inquiries obtained by
judicious advertisements in local
Two carloads, of twenty to a car
load, of truck attachments, have
actually been sold during the first
two days ot the auto show to dealers.
The Lipinger Implement company,
distributors of Truckmobile units for
Ford cars, have closed contracts in
western Iowa and Nebraska with sev
eral well known dealers for this "real
engineered truck attachment" and they
believe that the truck business today
is where the pleasure car business
was ten years ago.
Burglar Steals Candy, '
Soap, Matches, Pennies
What kind of a burglar is it who
is apt enough- in his profession to
pick the lock on a big front door
and, when once within the house,
will steal such things as fifty pennies,
a match machine, soap and candy? If
you have any theories, tell them to
the police or bring them to John
Anders, 3301 California street, whose
home the burglar entered.
Can't Enjoy the
A mother who iul
fen with kidney
trouble ftndi It herd
to keep up her daily
paint when stooping,
nd sick, "blue,"
nervout or d i s y
upelli make home
life dreary. Aetive
kidneys, bring; back
vigor, health and a
pleasure in family
duties. Thousands of
women say that
Doan'a Kidney Pills
have meant new
life to them. If the
kidneyi art weak,
Mr. Mary Adam. 2920 g. Seventeenth
St., saya : "Three years airo my back was
very troublesome. It bothered me a great
deal of the time, especially when I took
cold. My kidneys then seemed to be more
affected. The kidney secretions annoyed me,
too, and no help cam until I began using
Doan's Kidney Pills. They removed the
pain and lameness, gave me more strength
and the trouble with the kidney secretions
50 al all Drug Stores
Footer-Mllbum Co, Prop. Buffalo.N.Y
Lawless Cites Old Treaty
To Prove Land Ownership
A treaty made in 1865 between the
Omaha Indians and the government
is made the basis of two suits filed in
federal, court by Eugene Lawless to
secure possession of and quiet title in
240 acres of Thurston county farm
land, valued at $24,000. Defendants
are Hiram Chase and others, now
claiming the farms as their own or
occupying them as tenants. Law
less, a white man, alleges that he is
the rightful owner as heir of Clarrissa
Chase and Frederick Clay, Omaha In
dians. The latter's Indian name was
Ohungenuzzho. : s
K::: and Cattle Prices
Soar to New High Marks
Hogs and cattle - prices set new
records here Wednesday.
The lordly porker brought $13.30
a hundredweight and the market price
of cattle was $11.50 a hundred pounds.
Why The Pierce-Arrow
cannot ' be exhibited -
The greatest thing about the Pierce-Arrow Car will not be
exhibited at the Auto Show. .
You will find at the Show beautiful examples of Pierce
Arrow workmanship painting, upholstery, 'finish, appoint
ments. It is all as fine and good as a lady's boudoir. But
they are no more the real Pierce-Arrow Car than Caruso
asleep is Caruso singing Rigoletto.
The real Pierce-Arrow exhibit is the estimation in which
it is held by its owner, the service that it renders steadily
and day after day over a long term of years, under all sorts
of conditions. Paint, varnish, upholstery these are but the
costume. Ability, dependability, comfort, safety, peace of
mind these are the things that Pierce-Arrow gives its
owner in such full and unstinted measure that it is worth
while to dress the car like a princess, because there is worth
behind that beauty. ,
Nevertheless, there are Pierce-Arrow Cars at the Auto
Show, and more at the salesrooms at 2048-50-52 Farnam
St., Omaha. ; ;
J. T. Stewart Motor Co.
2048-50-52 Farnam St OMAHA Phone Douglasl38
. SPACE NO. 1 1 OMAHA AUTO SHOW
o Change in
er vice 'Policies
That's a policy of the new firm, which will, no doubt, make Stude
baker owners and prospective owners very happy. '
It has been our aim, and our policy will ever be, to give every
Studebaker owner capable assistance and entirely adequate ser
vice. Then, tbo, it is a source of satisfaction to know that the fac
tory is back of us in this. They rigidly insist upon the. mainte
nance of proper facilities and competent help for the purpose of
lending every assistance to Studebaker owners. (. '
One must expect any new mechanical contrivance to be a trifle
stiff when first put into operation. Even the finest watches are
kept in the factories for many months until they run smoothly
and all necessary adjustments are made. A new automobile must
be properly adjusted also, and that's where Studebaker service .
comes in. '
Our success is based upon your satisfaction. For that reason we
want you to come in every few weeks and let our experts look
over your car. We make sixty-one separate and distinct inspec-
tions each time. If anything needs adjusting we will do it Our
aim is to see that your car runs perfectly and that nothing which
needs attention is neglected.
S tudebaker-Wilson, Inc.
Farnam Street at 25th Ave. - Omaha, Neb.
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