Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 01, 1917, NEWS SECTION, Page 8, Image 8

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March Clearings Break Best
Previous Becord by Over
Twenty Millions.
Devotes His Efforts to Finding
Work for Those Just Out of Prison
All records of the Omaha clearing
house were broken during the month
of f arch.
The total bank clearings lor March
reached $164,058,917.62, over $21,000,-
000 greater than the bank clearings
for January this year, when the previ
ous record was established. The
March clearings this year were al
most. $50,000,000 greater than for
March a year ago, when the clearings
were $114,298,714.28.
The total bank clearings for the
first quaiter of 19' 7 have passed the
$430,000,000 mark. If this rate is
maintained the total clearings for
1917 will almost reach the $2,000,000,
000 m.-.rk. -
The bank clearings for the first
three months of 1917 have been as
Last Tear. Thli Year.
January ....I li,0,7Jl.J IHI.,34.:.!
"ebrurr .... t1.2t,:7t7 133,t.M.H
March 114,:il,7M.X K4.0iS.Si;. (2
TotaIa....l!9l,633.7H.(l. I0,53,15.l
Thus the gain in clearings so far
this year over the corresponding
period last year is over $1 .50,000,000.
Bank clearings for the week marked
up' a gain of $12,000,0110, or $2,000,
000 a day on the average. The clear
ings for the week were $33,607,4.59.48,
against $21,440,800.94 for the corre
sponding week last year.
Chinese to Take Part
In Tokio Olympic Games
(CorrMpondanc of Tha Aaaorlated Preaa.)
Tien-tsin, Feb. 27. Twenty-five
Chinese athletes will participate in the
far eastern Olympic games to be held
in Tokio on May 8. The participants
are to be selected at a final meet to
be held in Tien-tsin about April 25.
Five thousand convicts, released
from prison last year, were supplied
with good jobs by the -'risoners' Re
lief society of Huntington, VV. Va.,
all because E. E. Dudding took an
interest in them.
E. E. Dudding was a traveling
salesman a dozen years 'ago. Down
in West Virginia while on the road he
got into' an argument with a fellow
and shot him lie served his term in
the penitentiary at Moundsville. W.
Va. Coming out he found nobody
wanted to hire him.
The manufacturers and wholesalers
didn't want him as a traveling sales
man. They would take him into a
private office and say:
"Look here, Dudding, we know all
about this convict business, and while
you're a gooc' fellow, you'd better go
where you're not known."
The traveling men themselves in
their organizations objected to hav
ing an ex-convict on the road, and so
life was hard for Dudding.
It was then he decided if it was
hard for him, it must be hard for the
other thousands of convicts annually
released from prison.
Inat is how he came to organize
the Prisoners' Relief society to help
these fellows get jobs.
Dudding was in Omaha a few davs
last week, conferring wtih a lot of
Omaha employers who annually give
employment to a lot of the ex-convicts
through the agency of Dud-
ding's organization. He , went from
Here to Lincoln, and then to Denver,
where he is to speak before the Ro
tary club. He is soon to speak be
fore the Rotary clubs of San Fran-
cico and Los Angeles also. He has
recently spoken to the Kotary clubs
of Chicago and St, Louis on the work
of his society.
Ihere are 20,00(1 employers of
labor in the United States," said Dud
ding while in Omaha, "who are tak
ing ex-convicts through us. We are
placing a great many ex-convicts
from the Nebraska penitentiary every
year. All over the United States we
placed over 5,000 in good jobs last
year, and 95 per cent of them are
making good. I believe in giving a
ditch digger convict a ditch digger's
job, and I believe in giving a book
keeper a bookkeeper's job."
J. he work ot organizing this so
ciety was a strenuous job for Dud
ding, when he emerged from his life
in stripes. With but $14 to his name
he resolved to begin work. He got
a list of employers from Dunn's and
Bradstreet s. and wrote letters to
these. Out of the thousands of let
ters written asking co-operation of
employers in giving ex-convicts a job,
only one favorallc reply came back.
That was from a railroad president,
who expressed a keen interest in the
work, and who said he had given
the problem much thought himself.
With that as an encouragement
Dudding went ahead. His board of
directors went back on him when the
funds were about exhausted, and he
and a stenographer in the office had
to struggle alone. The stenographer,
in Dudding's absence, armed herself
with her enthusiasm and sailed forth,
raising $600 in subscriptions to fur
ther the work. Thereupon ,he was
elected treasurer, and from then on
the work began to look up, until it
has reached the present proportions.
More Contagion in Month Just
Closing Than in January
and February Combined. '
Health department reports of con
tagious and infectious diseases for
March were more than the total of
January and February. Measles was
the most prevalent disease during the
month, with scarlet fever second on
the list.
There were no cases of typhoid
fever reported during March and only
three since January 1. Twenty cases
of cerebral spinal meningitis were re
ported since January 1.
Health Commissioner Connell re
ports many cases of grippe, which
disease is not recorded among
the cpntagious and infectious mala
dies. He notes that many cases of
grippe this year have left an ear
affection and he explains that grippe
takes different forms, this year the
disease being peculiar on account of
its attack on the auricular organs.
Tabulation of diseases reported
since January 1 follows:
Jan. Feb. liar.
TMphthertit 10 27
Scarlet fever 6:1 87 730
Meaalea 16 30 188
Whooping cough 1 ... 13
Krvalpelaa 6 9 4
Cerebral aplnal meningitis. .3 9 4
Tyjiliotd fever 1 2
Smallpox 2G 28 ,13
Chiukenpox 37 17 30
Totals 163 189 431
College Students Give Puritan Drama
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Eilfkr Kpapp
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$1 150
Mitchell Junior a 40 h. p. Six
, 120-inch. Wheelbase
48 Her
7-Passenger 48 Horsepower
127-inch Wheelbase
The Wanted Extras
Which Mast Gars Still Omit
Come See if Yfau Want Them
See how Mitchells differ fiom'crtriercars you
in equipment, in strength and beauty which
There are insDy, many ways in
which Mitchell differ from other can.
They hare many features which
other can omit.'- All are paid for
by factory savings, dae to John W.
They have bodies built in out own
plant, from our own exclusive models.
' They have luxuries and beauties
which are rare. We have lately added
24 per cent to the cost of finish, up
holstery and trimming. And the sav
' mga made in this new body . plant
pay it alL
iThey Cost $4,000,000
These Mitchell extras, on this year's
jentput, wfll cost trs $4,000,000. Just
nor features wnkh others go without
'( . They would be impossible, at Mit
'chell prices, without our factory effi
ciency. This whole plant has been
built and equipped to build this one
ty;:e econoncaUy. trillions have
e;.a spent, under John W. Bate, to
icut our factory cost in two.
The result is, fine cars built for less
.than anyone else could build them.
, See how much less. The. Mitchell
extras show you.
Unique Features
There are 31 distinct extra features
b the Mitchells of this year. ' That
is, things Eke a power tire pump, a
dashboard engine primer, reversible
headlights, a locked compartment
Things you want, but which most
cars don't include.
There is heat-fixed finish tifisiyear
deep, lustrous and enduring. There -is
rare -grade leather, upholstery.
' There are wide seats, deep springs,
and countless dainty touches. Kwi
bonght our bodies, the Mitchell prices
could not include these thiols.
100 Overtrength
But the greatest Mitchell extra is
the double strength in every vital
part We have doubled our margins
of safety in three years.
Over 440 parts are built of tough
ened steel. Safety-parts are vastly
wiieelbaM and a highly-developed
4 8-horsepower motor.
' Prlea 91460, f.o.b.Rocbu.
similar line with Ut-lnch wheel
base and a 4S-hore power motor
X-lncta crmltor bore.
Prtca 91130. f. o. b. Rodnt.
Abo 'is style of enclosed and
convertible bodice. Also
new Clab Roadster.
see. See the extras
our methods offer
oversize. Ptrts' which get a major
strain are built of Chrome-Vanadium.
Gears are tested for 50,000 pounds
per tooth. Engines for 10,000 miles
without visible wear. Springs for
indefinite service. Not one Bate
cantilever spring has broken k two
The object of this extra strength
is a lifetime car. Also safety, low
upkeep and'small repairs.
Now In Two Sizes
This year we bring out Mitchell
Junior. So you can get the Mitchell
standards in two sizes, at two prices.
Mitchell Junior is a S-passenger
car. Yet it has a 120-inch wheelbase
and a 40-horsepower motor. All the
room and power you need in a car
for five. And more than most such
See these two sizes with all their
new improvements, their various
styles of bodies. See the extra fea
tures, extra strength and beauty. You
will want these things in your car.
Please come now if you want spring
delivery. The Mitchell factory is
already far behind.
Racine, Wis.,U. S. A.
2048-50-52 Farnam St OMAHA. Phone Douglas 138..
"A Rose o' Plymouth Town," a
four-act drama, will be presented by
the Dramatic club of the University
of Omaha Saturday evening, April
14, in John Jacobs Memorial hall,
Twenty-fourth and Pratt street:..
The cast, which includes twenty
four characters, was selected by com
petition from over fifty students who
tried out. The leading parts will be
taken by Esther Knapp, Olga Ander
son, Quito Eddy, Eugene Simmons,
Edgar Ernst and Isadore Finken
stein. '
The play has its setting in Ply
mouth Town during the days of
Miles Standish. It deals with the
hardships of the early settlers when
Indian massacres were a constant
The play calls for elaborate cos
tumes and scenery, and these details
are being carefully carried out in or
der to create a suitable Puritanic atmosphere.
Prof. W. R. Moore of the expres
and public speaking department is
coaching the Thespians. The money;
will be used for athletic purposes.
British Forces Occupy
Area North of Bagdad
London, March 31. British forces
in Mesopotamia, advancing to the
north of Bagdad, have occupied the
town of Kalaat Felujah and the areas
of Deltawah and Sindiyah and Shera
ban, according to an official state
ment issued today by the British press
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We Save You Money There Abe Reasons
Bargains at
Both Stores
All Week
Bargains at
Both Stores
All Week
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rpHE Raymond stock of bedroom furnishings occupies
of the largest sections of floor space in the building,
and notwithstanding the heavy sales made from it during
recent weeks and since the "DISCONTINUATION" prices
have been in force, many of the very strongest values yet
remain. The entire coming week will be a feature season in
the bedroom furniture departments of BOTH STORES,
where hundreds of suites, and odd pieces from broken suites
will await your inspection, at prices that will move them
speedily from our floors into Omaha homes. i
Beautiful black walnut dressers, mahogany dressers,
chiffoniers, dressing tables, vanity cases and odd
suite beds of every design, in popular period adapta
tions, arranged in long lines on the floors of both
Dressers in oak.. $9.75, $11.50, $12.75, $15.75
Dressers in walnut $18.75, $21.50, $27.50
to the very splendidly patterned pieces in Wm. and Mary,
Queen Anne and Adam Styles at prices that at once con
vince the thrifty buyer of the bigness of the value he gets.
The Dresser above illustrated is a correct picture of a
Queen Anne piece we show in both Walnut and Mahogany; 50 inches across top, fulls
width mirror. The price is $49.75. The Dressing Table and Bed shown are exceptionally 5
rare examples in the same period, in Mahogany. The price is, for the bed, $25.00 For
the Table, $21.50.
Raymond Rockers Have Rounded Out a Wondrous
Week (just past) of Selling and "Value - Giving"
in the living room furniture section at both stores. No one was disappoint-
ed who came for their easy chair, rocker or davenport. Among these
there remains some of the very best bargains we have offered. Here is
a rocker in Spanish leather or blue figured velour, at. $19.75
There are splendid Auto Seat Rockers in Mahogany and Fumed Oak at $9.75, $11.50, S
$13.50, $15.75, on through grades that emphasize your one great opportunity to combine
high quality and low prices in the purchase of any selection you may make among them. I
The Thermo-Cell
Means Scientific Refrigeration
Buy your refrigerator early
this season, because subse
quent shipments later in the
season are to cost more. The
little top icer Thermo-Cell,
at $7.65
The side icer Thermo-Cell, J
capacity &u ids., periecuy m-
1 sulated, the premier ice economy box $14.75
The Illustration Below
The Auto Refrigerator
It is made of hard fibre board, air tight, moisture proof.
This material is an absolute non-conductor of heat r
cold. Its perfect insulation makes it efficient. It will
supply the ideal service for refreshments on your trip
across country. "
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It has white en
amel interior
food box 23 ins.
long, ice capacity
10 lbs. Ask to
see this "new aid
to summer com
fort." Price, .
This illustration correctly
pictures a sofa table 60 inches
in length, in walnut or ma-
hogany,at $27 M 1
Many patterns are shown,
the newest and smartest
styles, from simple design to
richly carved motifs, depict-
ing the unmistakable "ear-
marks" of the master crafts-
man of other days.
These tables, though works
of art, are priced as merchan-
dise, much under value. Pris-
cilia work cases in mahogany, i
at :...$6J75
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The kitchen fam
ily scale .... SSe
Guaranteed elec
tric iron and
stand I2-4S
Not all of those splendid Davenports
are yet gone. You can pick up this one
illustrated, in blue velour or a beautiful
neutral tapestry,covering at. . . .$48.50
There are others as low as $35.00
There are some from the most ex
clusive upholstering shops in America.
Suitable for association with the most
elaborate home surroundings, that are
priced much below present market valuation.
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