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THF BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1917.
WOMEN APPEAL FOR
A CLEANER OMAHA
Issue Circular in Connection
With Annnal Cleanup Cam
. paign Here.
DATES ARE APRIL 21 AND 22
Thi civics committee of the Omaha
Woman's club has issued the follow
ing appeal in circular form, in con
nection with the cleanup campaign
to be held in Omaha April 20 and 21:
. Beautiful Omaha.
The springtime la upon U end with It
the desire for a clean and beautiful Omaha.
Have you ever pawed In your busy life
to lum up tha results 01 a cleanup win
nirn? if not. here are a few of Its accom
plishment!: Safer homes, Dullness houses
and public buildings. How many times you
read something like this:
"Sunday Blase The fire department was
tailed to the home of A. J. Thomas sarly
Sunday afternoon by a blase Id some rags
at a basement window. Nonpareil, Coun
cil Bluffs, December 6, lilt."
The National Board of Underwriters taye
that one-sixth of the fires tn Nebraska arise
from strictly preventable causes, the loss
last year being $289,078. Fire Commissioner
Redgell's annual report shows that forty
seven lives were lost, and over 100 persons
nninrnllv hurned. by fires In Nebraska Mn
1816. In JOB cases careless use of matches
produced Ares; hot ashes thrown against
teen cases; spontaneous combustion twenty
eight oases. -
Bucket. Broom and Brash Day. ,
April SO, 1917, has been designated as the
day when cellars, attics, closets, etc., shall
be cleaned of rubbish, old rags, etc., and
glwn an - airing and renovation. Let us
clean up Omaha and prevent loss of life
ad damage to property, .
The tin can In the back yard can tell you
of most tralo scheming. The housewife
has no use for the tin can, and so lightly
tossea H to the back yard. The tin can Is
not pleased, and he turns his hideous, yawn
ing mouth upward and vows to get even.
The small boy comes along and hits the can
a crack- with a shinny club, which spurs
him to fury and desperation. So he smiles
and Invites the flies to come and partake of
the decaying food that ollnga to his sides;
he, catohea a quantity of -the gently drtssllng
rain and holds her captive; the hot sun
comes out and the old tin can coaxes the
gauzy winged mosquito to suck the venom
from the putrid water. Together with the
green fly they hum away seeking whom
they may destroy by spreaaing maiana ana
typhoid broadcast Then the old tin can
chuckles In glee, for he has laid low some
human blossom ana ne nas naa nis revenge.
HmI t h-!La v Ins; Omaha People. .
'''Let us bury the tin can so deeply during
thla campaign that his ravages may never
reach us. - -
- Cleaner Omaha. '
A better looking community, clean, tidy
premises and orderly, sanitary Interiors
ceeate a spirit of greater self-respect. It
creates higher civic standards.
. By way of comparison: The housewife
who is not orderly nor systematic In her
work allows ' the afternoon - to . ap
proach, finding her In a soiled apron. Sud
denly the bell rings ana mere are caiwra.
How profuse she becomes with her, apol
aemm for her untidy aDpearance. Just so
with our city. Our guests come to shop, to
conventions, etc. papers are uiowing aooui
the streets and the dust and cinders -blind
their eyes. It Is necessary for us to offer
profuse apologies as they wipe away the
offending obstacle. We take them to drive
over our boulevards, and on, norrorsi we
pass unsightly ash heaps, tin can alleys,
scrap dumps, topped off with an offensive
dead cat. So we must apologize again.
Friends, let us combine our efforts in this
cleanup campaign so that our bosoms will
well with pride when our callers and guests
arrive, and have a tidy, healthful city of
which we may be justly proua.
Says Hubby Told Her
,. :.- He Had Another Wife
' Minnie May Earr, who 'is suing
Charles Frank Farr for divorce in
district court, alleges that shortly1
after their marriage on October 21,
1914, he told her that he was the
husband of another woman. She as
serts that he deserted her in July of
the next year. She has three chil
dren by a former marriage.
Emily Pearl Knott wants a divorce
from Elmer Ot Knott because, so she
alleges, he put her out in the rain one
night. She asks the court to restore
her maiden name of Storm.
Alleging that she ridiculed and hu
miliated him in front of his friends
and endangered his life by her cruelty,
Harry C Olsen seeks a divorce from
Ruth Olsen. -
The following decrees were
granted: ' i
v Elzlna Case Jenka from Howard P. Janka.
Josepttfftt Apfelbeck from Michael Aptel
beck. Edna M. Brewer from William M. Brewer.
Martha E. Humphrey from Harvey B.
Unnnn A ' Thllrt,,n from Lovell Cola
Eleven Men Found in a
i Tent With Stolen Coal
Eleven men in a tent with two tons
of stolen coal were disturbed Thurs
day night by Detectives Dunn and
Kennelly at Thirteenth and Burt
streets. They gave the names of
James Howard, n. Bennett, wunam
Keller, Earl Wootson, Charles Bush,
John Spellman, Joe Miller, Lee How
ard, Clyde White, George Carr and
August Towater. Each got a short
jail sentence. The coal was hauled
back to the cars from which it was
Wheat Prices So High
They Topple Off a Cent
Wheat prices reached such a height
Friday they toppled off and went
down a cent a bushel, the cereal on
the Omaha market selling at $2.06
2.08 for cash. The drop was at
tributed to the market having been
overbulled and some peace talk that
filtered - through. Omaha receipts
were forty-three carloads.
Oats were a cent off, selling at 64
(A)i cents, with sixty-nine carloads
on the market.
FINE FOR RHEI1ATBM!
Musterole Loosens Up Those Stiff
. ; JointsDrives Out Pain
You'll know why thousands use Mus
terole once yon experience the glad re
lief it gives.
Get a jar at once from the nearest
drug store. It is a dean, white ointment,
made with the oil of mustard. Better
than a mustard plaster and does not
Mitpr Hrinoa ae and comfort whtlp
it is being rubbed on I r
Musterole it recommended try many
doctors and nurses. Millions of jars are
used annually for bronchitis, croup, stiff
neck, asthma, neuralgia, pleurisy, rheu
matism, lumbago, pains and aches of the
back or joints, sprains; sore muscles,
bruises, chilblains, frosted feet, colds of
the chest; (it often prevents pneumonia).
MEN'S FURNISHING EXPERT
WITH BENSON A THORNS
J. VAN DORAN.
Thursday J. Van Doran joined the
managing force in the men's furnish
ing department of the Benson &
Thorne company. Mr. Van Doran
was for many years manager and
buyer of the men's furnishing de
partment at the berg Clothing com'
UNCLE SAM ASKS AID
OF THE LOCAL POLICE
Department of Justice Wants
Chief to Keep Eye Out for
i I Ammunition Stores.
TO WATCH ALIEN MEETINGS
Chief of Police Dunn states he will
co-operate with the Department of
Justice according to the requests erh-
bodied in the tollowing letter re
ceived from the attorney general of
the United Mates, T. W. Gregory:
"While the department appreciates
the fact that, in common with all
loyal American citizens, you and your
force are doubtless fully awake to
the possibility of efforts being made
in the event of war by agents of
foreign governments and other per
sons unfriendly to the United States
to injure its interests, it feels it to
be its duty at this time to especially
direct your attention to these mat
ters in order that no possible pre
caution may be overlooked.
"Among other things, the depart
ment believes that very caretul tn
vestigation should be made to ascer
tain the location of any stores of
arms or ammunition in the hands ot
or accessible to possible alien ene
mies or their sympathizers, to dis
cover and keep watch upon meet
ing places of bodies of men in sym
pathy with enemies of this country;
that diligent efforts be made to see
that careful guard is kept over all
supplies of dynamite and other ex
plosives; to keep careful check on
the sale and transportation of ex
plosives; to see that every possible
precaution against incendiary fires is
taken; to see that especially per
nicious agitators are restrained inso
far as the law will permit, etc.
"In connection with all of these
matters, the department requests your
continued co-ooeration with it or its
local representatives and will appre
ciate your keeping it informed at all
times of matters of this character
which seem to be of importance."
UX-F0S IS Ml IMPROVES CASCAM
A Digestive Laxative
CATHARTIC AND LIVER T0HIC
Lax-Fos la not a Secret or Patent Medi
cine but is composed of the following
old-fashioned roots and herbs:
BLUE FLAG ROOT
MAY APPLE ROOT
In Lax-Fos theCASCARA Is improved by
the addition of these digestive ingredi
ents making it better thin ordinary Cas
CAKA.and thus the combination acts not
only as a stimulating laxative and cathar
tic out also as a digestive and liver tonic.
Syrup laxatives are weak, bnt Lax-Fos
combines strength with palatable, aro
matic taste and does not gripe or disturb
the stomach. One bottle will prove
Lax-Fos is invaluable for Constipation,
Indigestion or Torpid Liver. Price 50c
When We Need
. the Navy
What do you know about
the United States Navy?
You are a patriotic Ameri
can citizen, jealous of the
national honor, anxious
that it be maintained be
fore the world.
Safeguarding; of Ameri
can lives and interests are
primarily in the hands of
the American Navy.
The Bee offers you a free
book on life in the navy. It
is officially published by
the government, with
many illustrations. Every
American should have a
copy of this book.
To gel your copy, address
The Omaha Bee Informa
tion Bureau, Washington,
D. C. Ask for The Sailors'
Book. Enclose . a 2-cent
stamp for return postage.
. O"1" New
LETTERS SPOIL ALL
Wealthy Farmer Tells Police
Missives of Wife Upset His
Daughter in Contest.
NEAT DRESSER, RED HAIR
Somewhere in Omaha is the red
haired, neatly-dressed wife of M. C.
Criddle, wealthy cattle man and land
owner of Louisville, la. He has asked
police aid in finding her and explains
that he does not want her to come
back home with him, but is anxious to
have her stop writing nerve-racking
letters to their two children, Ethel
and Roy. I
Mrs. Criddle left her husband No-1
vember 15, 1916, he says, and has riot
been seen by him since; but every two
weeks, he told police, she writes let
ters to Ethel and Roy and uses her
sisters home in rort Dodge as a
substation. Thus Mr. Criddle is foiled
in his attempt to find exactly where
his wife sends the letters from.
In Declamation Contest.
"My girl Ethel is in a state decla
matory contest and the effect which
her mother's letters have upon her
is ruining her chances of winning the
prize. Ethel's and Roy's school work
is hampered by my wife's writing
stunts. I wish the Omaha police could
get hold of Mrs. Criddle and make
her stop it."
Mr. Criddle explained that he
owned 900 acres of land near Louis
ville and that his father is president
of the German Savings bank there.
His wife, he says, is 35 years old,
five feet two inches tall, weighs about
135 pounds, has red hair and is a very
neat dresser. . . . , .
Persistence Is the Cardinal Virtue
HOGS HIT $15 HARK;
NEW RECORD SET DP
All Previous Records Are Shat
tered When One Sale is
Made at $16.05.
ADVANCE WILL CONTINUE
Hogs, as predicted by commission
and live stock men several weeks
ago, hit the $15 mark on the Omaha
live stock market yesterday.
Many sales were' made at the $15
price, while a new record for the local
market was established when the
Omaha Live Stock company sold
sixty head, averaging 314 pounds, for
Ollie Robbins of Miller, Buffalo
county, Nebraska, at $15.05 a hun
dred. The bulk of the local market
sold at $14.75 to $14.95.
A new top price for hogs was also
recorded on the Chicago market
when a sate was made at $15.55.
That hogs will continue in their
sensational advance is the belief of
live stock merchants, who insist the
$15 record is merely a starter and
that hogs wilt continue to advance
with rapid strides.
A new record for shearing lambs
was made on the Omaha market, too,
when sales were made at $14.95. Mex
ican lambs sold at $15.
Marten Family Arriving
In Omaha for the Summer
The Marten family is arriving in
Omaha. , They come here every
spring from South America. Advance
agents appeared at the rear of the
city hall ani peeped into the office
of Miss Ryan, assistant superintend
ent of schools.
This bird of long flights and shiny
purple feathers will be here in num
bers next week.
ieb eon on sh
DON'T DELAY until the last minute! Now Is the time to secure your share
off the wonderful bargain values OUR 20 REDUCTION offers. A call will
convince you that no previous selling event in Omaha ever presented so
many MONEY-SAVING OPPORTUNITIES!
BARGAINS IN BUFFETS
Beaton ft Laier's Hartman's
ARTICLE Price. Price.
Solid Oak Buffet, finished fumed.. $20.00 ' $16.00
Golden Oak Buffet, mission style. .128.00 $18.40
Large size Buffet, fumed finis's . . . .$28.00 $22.40
William ft Mary Jacobean Buffet. .$88.00 $26.40
Jacobean Oak Charles II Buffet... $4640 836.00
Jaobbean China Cabinet to match -above
buffet $86.00 $28.00
EXCEPTIONAL BARGAINS IN HIGH
GRADE BEDROOM SUITES
Beaton ft Laier's Hartman's
ARTICLE Price. price.
5- Plece Ivory Enamel Bedroom Suite $ 82.50 $ 66.00
3- Plece Ivory Enamel Bedroom Suite $110.00 $ 88.00
8-Plece Mahogany Bedroom Suite .$142.00 $114.60
4- Plece Solid Oak Bedroom Suite $188.00 $110.00
6- Plece Antique Blrdseye Maple Bedroom Suite. $207.00 $165.60
7- Plece American Walnut Bedroom Suite .$385.00 $268.00
Stationary and Bs" DAVENPORTS
Beaton ft Laier's Hartmanl
Spanish Imitation Leather Bad
Davenport $ 81.60 , $
Kroehler Duofold Bed Davenport. . .$ 80.00 $
Mahogany Tapestry Upholstered
Davenport .$ MM $
Mahogany Tapestry Upnoutered
Chaise-Lounge .... f 4&S0 $
Manogany ana cane veiour upnoi-
tered Davenport $15040 $120.00
Comfortable Pullman Rstd
Roomy and comfortable reed Pullman Baby
Carriage, made of selected material finished
Baronial brown' or natural, haa large hood, in
terlor upholBtered In corduroy rep tomatcb,
strong wheels heavily rubber (C AO
tired, extremely low price .W I vs90
Rare Values In DINING ROOM FURNITURE
Beaton ft Laier's Hartman's
9-Plece Queen Ann American Walnut Dining Suite .,..$02G.00 $500.00
9-Piece Solid Mahogany William and Mary Dining Suite ....$88040 $264.00
t-Plece Solid Mahogany Dining Room Suite '. $184.00 $154.20
9-Plece Colonial Fumed Oak Set $16040 $120.00
7-Plece Rope Leg Fumed Oak Dining Set.. t 48.00 $ 37.40
Mission Stylo Solid Oak
Strongly constructed solid oak Rocker, seat and
back upholstered In high grade Imitation, Span
ish leather, steel spring construction below
seat, has panel back, wide seat, entire rocker
artistically finished fumed; specially quoted
for Saturday'! selling at, g
far ii&m S5fo Qb$& (km (fr mii
jyjj sale price for Saturday only.
Massive 2-Inch Continuous
. Post Metal Bed
Simmons' Guaranteed Vernls Martin Light Weight Metal
Bed, made with 2-inch continuous post and ten 2-inch fill
ers; beautifully enameled finished. Can be had in full size
only. Equal to any 15 bed; our special low CjO 7Q
S-Plece Guaranteed Brass Bed
Thla outfit consists ot 2-lnch continuous post Brass Bed,
angle Iron woven wire top springs with center aupporta,
heavy cotton top mattress and one pair ot sanitary odor
less pillows. Entire 6 pieces priced at tha usual selling
price ot the bed alone. This complete outfit' : COB 76
for Saturday's selling, at ..9Ws I V
Note These Wonderful Rug Values
Beaton ft Laier's Hartman's
18x36-lncb Rag Rug 75c
6x9-ft Seamless Brussels Rug $11.00
9x12 Monarch Brussels Rug $18.00
8-3x10-6 Seamless Velvet Rug , $80.00
9x12 Superior Velvet Rug $-10.00
9x12 Huron Axmlnster Rug $82.00
9x12 Extra Heavy Wlltdn Velvet Rug ..,.$60.00
Kitchen Cabinets Greatly Reduced
- -' Beaton 4 Laier's Hartman's
ARTICLE - ; Price. Price. '
Porcellron Top Kitchen Table...., $ 6.00 $ 4.80
Hardwood Kitchen Cabinet Base..'. $ 7.50 $ 6.00
Maple Kitchen .Cabinet, complete $18.76 $11.00
Solid Oak Cabinet, nickelold top $2040 $16.00
Kltchen-Mald Sliding Metal, Top Kitchen
Cabinet $88.7o $27.00
MacDougal Porcellron Sliding Top
Kitchen Cabinet $89.50 $31.50
AMERICA'S GREATEST HOME FURNISHERS
Buy Your Refrigerator Now
' Beaton 4 Laier's
ARTICLE : . Price.
Leonard's Polar King Refrigerator. $1L60
Leonard's Polar King Side leer Re
frigerator $27.50 $22.00
Leonard's Blue-gray Porcellron Lined Re
North Pole Upright Refrigerator ..$22.60
Bohn Syphon Porcelain . Lined Re-
frlgerator ....$56.00 $44.00
415-417 SO. 16TH ST.
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