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THE BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY, APRIL 2. 1917.
Briej City News
Mata) Impe Burceea-Granden Co.
liar Boot Print It New Beacon Preea
Platinum Wed (Unit Rings Edholm,
175.000 Scrnrex Half Interest in
Omaha wholesale business. Box 2544,
$25,000 'Secures Official connection
with new banking business. Address
2495, Bee Office.
Curd Party Monday A card party
will be given at Musicians' hall, 1518
Capitol avenue Monday afternoon.
Ten hand painted prizes are being of
fered to the players.
Pittsburgh Man Talks Here Jesse
H. White, University of Pittsburgh,
will address the Salesmanship club on
the "Value of Versatility and Cour
tesy In Salesmanship," Monday at 8
p. m. at the Fontenelle.
Pet Stock Clnb Meets Members of
the Omaha Pet Stock club will hold
their monthly meeting Monday eve
ning at 8 o'clock In the pioneers' room
at the court house. Secretary V. H.
Paul says plans will be discussed for
exhibiting pets at the state, fair.
Goes to St. liouls to Bny Horses
Captain Holleaux of the French army,
who has been stopping at the Black
stone, has been transferred to St
Louis, where he will continue the pur
chase of horses for the French army.
His co-worker, Lieutenant La Fran
colse, is still at the Blackstone.
Clearet Starts Blaze A workman
on the sixth floor of the Masonic
temple at Nineteenth and Douglas
streets, carelessly flecked some hot
cigaret ashes Into a pile of excelsior
yesterday afternoon and thus started
a Are. The damage amounted to about
$50. The blaze was extinguished by
John Sparge To Speak John
Sparge, identifled with socialism,
child labor laws and trades union
activities, will offer his lecture, "A
Plea For Industrial Democracy," next
Tuesday evening at Swedish auditor
ium. He has written several books
and various pamphlets. It is said that
he has worked in the mines of Wales
and took extension courses at Cam
bridge and Oxford universities.
Solomon With Bond Company
Emmet G. Solomon, former deputy
county and city treasurer, will be
identifled with the bond and security
department of the First Trust com
pany of Omaha. He will begin his
new work on Monday.
Fund For Advertising To carry
on an advertising campaign through
the industrial committee, the Com
nercial club has voted an appropria
tion of S600.
Figuring np Back Pay An In
creased force has been put at work
in the auditing offices of the Union
Pacific, figuring out the extra pay of
the trainmen, under the provisions of
the Adamson law. The entire list,
covering more than 6,000 individual
cases, will be compiled before any pay
ments are made. It Is the hope of
the heads of the auditing departments
to have the work completed so that
payments may be made late this
Lobeck Get Wire
From E. C. Twamley
"The west is not yet ready to sell
its birthright. Steer a straight course."
That is the message which E. C
Twamley, 3317 Burt street, wired Sat
urday to G. M. Hitchcock, United
States senator from Nebraska.
To C. O. Lobeck, Mr. Twamley
"Two years ago, you objected to
turning this country into an armed
camp. After wasting two years, you
are obliged to take action. Go ahead
and don't doubt the patriotism of the
Mr. Twamley says it was his per
sonal feelings only which prompted
him to send the telegrams.
"Some of this paid advertising stuff
about preserving peace makes me
sick," he continued.
Bedford Plans Bullwhacking
Battalion; Many Recruits
Salute Colonel Jeff W. Bedford,
erstwhile county commissioner and
would-be head of a regiment of bull
whackers. Commissioner Bedford, who says in
case of war he would relish the
chance to take command of a bull
whackers' crew or land force, is al
ready figuring on some of the "com
missions" he will bestow. He hasn't
given much thought to where the
bullwhackers will come from, but he
will have no trouble in lining up his
Commissioner O'Connor has spoken
for a berth as a member of Colonel
Bedford's staff. So has Harry Pearce,
registrar of deeds. County Clerk
Dewey no doubt would welcome a
chance to be an officer in the crack
"Omaha Bullwhackers," his friends
say.- "Cupid" Stubbendorf, marriage
license clerk at the courthouse, wants
a job as sutler to the bullwhackers.
Omaha Athletic Club
Selects Plans Tuesday
Secretary Wharton of the Omaha
Athletic club has called the building
committee of the organization to meet
Tuesday, to go over detailed plans
that will be submitted by Architects
John Latenser & Sons.
These plans will be ready, John
Latenser said, for contractors to fig
ure on. The building committee in
cludes George Brandeis, W. B. T.
Belt and W. A. Fraser.
"We expect to award the contract
early this month," Mr. Brandeis said
Saturday. "It will go to 'he lowest
bidder. Contractors will get the plans
at once, and be asked to figure rap
idly. Work on the building will start
as soon as the contract is awarded."
Goes to Police Station
, To Take Out First Papers
"When it comes to fighting I want
to be on the side of Uncle Sam," an
nounced Mike Foas. Eleventh and
Broadway, Council Bluffs, as he
walked into the police station aatur-
day seeking a place where he could
get his first citizenship papers. Foas
is a native of Germany who has lived
in this country six years.
Some Good Advice.
"Don't think too much of your
own methods. Watch other peoplejs
wavs and learn from them." This is
good advice, especially when bilious
or constipated. Jou will una many
people , who use Chamberlain's
Tablets for these ailments with the
best results, and will do well to fol
low their example.
. Persistent Advertising Is the Road
Omaha Boy to Play Leading Role
In Harvard Dramatic Club Play
For a freshman at conservative
Harvard, and a western man at that.
to be chosen in competition with sixty
upper class men by a group of expert
judges, among whom was Prof. G.
f. ttaker, one ot the toremost dra
matic critics in the country, for the
leading role in the Harvard Dramatic
club spring production, "A Transfer
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ui iiuJi tut. nuin u. n e.uuiui
in the university, is no slight honor
and has been attained by an Omaha
boy, Merle E. Curti, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Curti of the South Side.
The play, which is to be produced
both at the college and in Boston
and possibly in New York, offers a
cast of only five characters, two of
which are taken by Radcliffe girls and
the other parts, with the exception
of Mr. Curti's, are taken by ex
perienced upper class men.
Not only is this young Omaha
prodigy heaping honors upon his head
in the dramatic line, but he has re
cently made the History club, also
an organization of upper class men,
where competition is very keen, hav
ing had a record ot ys per cent in his
history work. ,
Mr. Lurti nas naa some very inter
esting experiences suping in some
of the productions given in Boston
this winter, such as "The Music Mas
ter," in which David Warfield ap
pears; "Henry the Eighth," in which
are Sir Herbert Tree and Edith Math
ison; "Pendennis," which stars John
Drew and Otis Skinner; "Getting
Married." in which were Henrietta
Crossman and William Faversham,
and "A Kiss For Cinderella," in which
Maude Adams has been starring. He
THE JAGIC CITY
Unidentified Man Bisks Life to
Escape Raiding Squad
MAN JUMPS THREE STORIES
An identified man whose name is
withheld by the police, jumped from
the third story ot a lower street
tenement on the South Side to escape
a raid by police officers. Witnesses
saw the man make the leap. He tell
on the pavement and lay a moment
before rising. Then he got to his
feet and dashed with all speed for the
Ulticers scott and Fotach, who
walk beats in this vicinity were at
tracted by noise. Investigated they
found a woman and four men having
a hilarious time drinking liquor and
singing. The officers surrounded the
place and entered the room. Dan
O'Brian, Plattsmouth; Frank Karns,
2604 South Twelfth street; Jim Jones,
1415 Missouri avenue, and Sadie
O'Decker, address not given, were
taken. The fourth man escaped by
jumping through the window.
1 he raid attracted a large crowd
of people. In practically the same
rooming house, detectives staged an
other round-up the day before. The
raid Saturday took place at 4:30
Win Big Flanks.
Two bin olanks in the platform of
improvements adopted by the Civic
association in their drive for a bet
ter South Side have been won. The
visitation of a local committee of big
property owners to the State Rail
way commission Thursday has re
sulted in practical assurance that two
stations will be built here. Municipal
court judges have announced that
starting Monday, one of the three will
hold daily court session in tne local
city hall building on afternoons.
Tudse Breen. who is secretary ana
prime leader of the Civic association
reported that the railway commission
will compel railways to investigate
the lack of modern stations here.
Members of the commission were as
one in recommending that new sta
tions should be erected. Promise was
also extracted definitely Saturday
from Municipal Court Judge Britt
that the latter would open the first
day of regular commission as judge
of a police court here Monday after
noon. If necessity demands the court
will also be held mornings.
Kids Salute Flags.
Spring vacation for school kids
opened with a distinct echo of patri
otic spirit. Bee flags were displayed
in every window of the South Lincoln
and Garfield schools. Students from
the kindergarten to the eighth grade
were taking Dart in patriotic exercises
from reciting historic poems to sing
ing patriotic songs.
At the South Lincoln school "Old
Glory has been flying over the school
regularly for many days," one student
takes occasion to write The Bee.
"Little tots from the kindergarten to
the eighth grade daily give salute to
the flag," the letter continues, then
branches into a report of doings at
the school, which include the organi
zation of a base ball team, improve
ment in the writing and geography
classes. A base ball game with Garr
field school was played Saturday aft
ernoon at 1 o'clock.
Two weeks after suffering a broken
leg while at work in the coal chute at
the Swift and company packing plant,
Frank Ormander. a Mexican, address
unknown, died at the South Omaha
hospital Saturday morning, tie naa
been attended by the plant physician
of the Swift people.
Morgan Heafy, undertaker, nas the
body in charge. As yet no trace of
relatives has been' discovered. Or
mander lived alone, it is said, and had
no relatives in the city. He was 32
years of age.
On motion of Representative Frank
Keegan of this district, an amend
ment to the bill affecting appropria
tion of city funds for park purposes
has been placed before the house of
representatives. It calls for a revision
of the method now in vogue and a
return to the old plan utilized before
the city commission came to be gov
It will be possible if the amendment
carries for city commissions to ap-
Droonate monies out of the general
fund for park purposes without the
recommendation of the planning
board, as is now required..
Marie Cltr Goaelp.
For Rent Modern o-room cottage, nicely
decorated, zlth and A. H. 1881.
- The flrtt of the "Seven Deadly Sins will
be presented et the Bewte theater tomorrow.
For toile Cheap Five-room houae, mod
em, full lot: good neighborhood, aloae to
school and car line. J. H. Koplets, .4733
8. JUD, St.
has in this way become acquainted
with some of the leading lights in
Mr. Curti will be remembered by
many people who saw him as Touch
stone in "As You Like it," which was
produced two years ago under the
auspices of the Association of Colle
giate Alumnae of Omaha.
But Welfare Board Members
Cannot Agree With Super
LEGAL AID BUREAU BUSY
As it enters upon the second year
of activity the Board of Public Wei
fare expands with each week's work.
During a day of last week the free
legal aid department received ten new
cases, gave advice in fourteen cases
and attended to tour old cases, Hous-
ing investigators inspected twelve
places to determine whether living
conditions were conducive to health.
morals and general social welfare.
The employment bureau placed forty-
one applicants in positions, and the
domestic relations department ad
ministered to various disabled fami
lies. Attorney McGuire- had an unusual
case of a mother who complained of
alleged misconduct of a daughter. The
complainant made a serious charge
and when pressed for evidence on
which to base a complaint she admit
ted that she was an addict of crystal
gazing. She had seen her daughter
in the glass- and described to Mr. Mc-
Uuire some ot the scenes she said had
been revealed to her by the crystal,
A woman bought a suit at an in
stallment house and when her hus
band was told of the purchase he or
dered her to return the garments,
which she did during the next morn
ing, but the store would not accept
the returned goods. The installment
people told her the health commis
sioner prohibited acceptance of re
turned goods on account of danger
of contagion. She went to the health
office and then to the Welfare board's
office, where efforts were made to
relieve this woman of the impending
wrath of her husband.
Immune Serum Effective
In Baby Plague Treatment
New York, April 1. Results of
investigations undertaken by the
Kocketeller institute last summer,
after the outbreak of the infantile
paralysis and carried on since
through experiments on monkeys, are
set tortn in the April number ot the
Journal of Experimental Medicine.
the institute publication, proofs of
which were made public today.
Definite announcement is made that
immune serum derived from the
blood of those who have recovered
from the disease, is of definite cura
tive value. The report contains an
analysis of twenty-six cases in which
records were taken. In fourteen
cases the serum was administered
before paralysis had developed. Signs
of paralysis followed in only four of
these. Of the entire twenty-six, a
large proportion showed improve
ment after the treatment The report
concludes that the serum is of the
greatest value when given both by
intraspinal and intravenous injections
and when used in fairly large quan
tities. It was found to have pre
vented paralysis from appearing and
when the disease has appeared from
extending more widely.
New Garage to Be Built
At Fifteenth and Capitol
Work of razing the Berlin hotel at
Fifteenth street and Capitol avenue
will be started this week to make
way for the Capitol garage, which is
to be erected on that corner. Fred
Myers and Charles Klinger are to
build the garage, which is to have a
floor space of 175x62 feet, making it
one of the largest in the city. The
new garage will extend from 1407
Capitol avenue to Fifteenth street. A
section of it will be open for business
May 1. The new garage will repre
sent a $10,000 investment.
Uni of Omaha Students
Call Off the German Play
On account of the present condi
tions the University of Omaha Ger
man students will not give their an
nual German play. Although Dr. W.
H. Siebert, professor of history and
Bible, at the university and sponsor of
the organization, is a German, he be
lieves in putting America first and
has advised the students not to put
on the play this year.
Hone Buyer Killed.
Superior, Neb., April 1. (Special
Telegram.) Mert Judy, a horse
buyer of Burr Oak, Kan., was killed
last night six miles north of that
place. His car turned over on a
smooffi piece of road, when he evi
dently lost control of the car. His
neck was broken.
GAME OF CHECKERS
GREAT FOR NERVES
School Director Experiments
Successfully With Nerve
SCHOOL WITH NO EXPENSES
F. W. Bason, director of vocational
work at the Fort School for Boys, be
lieves that the ancient and honorable
game of checkers is one of the best
nerve toners. He has made experi
ments and proved his case. Lionel
Tuffield, one of the boys at the
school, was so nervous he could hard
ly hold a piece of paper in his hand.
Mr. Bason played checkers with the
boy every morning for a period of
months and during regular hours of
the school instructed him in the ma
chine shop. Master Tuffield has been
turning out some tools that have won
splendid comments from experienced
'If vou have a case of nerves, play
a few games of checkers every day,
said Mr. Bason.
The Tuffield boy has just passed
the naval militia examination and his
clever work in making a double-
handled wrench took him quite a
way in this examination.
Mr. Bason showed a collection of
tools made by his boys when he ap-
Jieared before the Omaha Civic
eague. He explained that at the Fort
school his little workmen use up
every conceivable form of scrap
metal discarded by the other depart
ments of the school system. An old
shovel is used in making tack pullers
and calipers. Neat hinges and han
dles for tool boxes are made out of
scraps of brass pipe and tubing. In
four years only $28 has been spent
for material in the machine shop of
The boys have finished a hand
truck which is used at the school.
There are forty-five boys now en
gaged in the machine work at the
Fort school and every one of them
is intensely iriterested in the work.
Another Irwin Show
Starts Well at Gayety
A very good show is at the Gayety
theater this week. It is Fred Irwin's
"Majesties," an elaborately staged
medley of clean fun, replete with spe
cialties that really entertain. Irwin's
so-called "Big Show," which held the
board at the theater last week, is a
midget mimicry in comparison. In
every scene (and there are fifteen of
'em) may be found panacea, for "the
blues." If there is a grouch in your
system, you need the pleasant, sugar
coated antidote which Florence Ben
nett, Frank De Mont, Lyle La Pine,
Paul Cunningham and Doc Dell offer.
Cunningham scores with his "Good
bye, Daddy." La Pine and Florence
Emery sing a ditty about "Love in
Frog Land," which is a winner. La
Pine's rendition of "When the Old
Town Goes Dry" strikes home with a
zip. Miss Bennetti and Cunningham
get deserved encores with their catchy
song, "Dancing to a Ukelele Band,
and their singing of "Before I Met
You" is a big hit.
The Franks entertain with dances
on roller skates. Doc Dell dances
eccentrically. Frank and Grace De
mont stage a bathtub pantomime.
Demont and John Keit offer a win
ning skit, "College Nonsense," marked
by snappy dialogue and acrobatic
danc'ng. La Pine and Dell have
clever nonsense in their song-duet.
And it's a girl show. A certain Mr.
Hayden accepts responsibility for the
costumes scant, as well as the elabo
rate ones. The way the girls fill them
seems to have met the complete ap
proval of last night s audience.
Spanish Ship to Carry
Relief Supplies to Syria
Washington, April 1. An offer by
the king of Spain to have Spanish
ships carry relief supplies to Syria
and release the American naval ves
sels Caesar and Des Moines, now war-
bound at Alexandria, from that duty
has been accepted by the United
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American Lead Pencil Co.,N.Y.
Storz Celebrated Bock Beer
On draught and in bottles on and
after April 2d. Now is the time to
store a few cases of this fine old
brew. It will keep indefinitely and
be a wonderful treat later on. Phone
CHAS. STORZ, Web. 1260, prompt
Poles, Danes and Civil War
Veterans Will Volunteer
MEETING HELD TODAY
If war actually comes, three distinct
and special volunteer regiments will
be raised in Omaha, in addition to the
regulars and the National Guard and
any general volunteers.
A reniment of Polish-Americans is
one of the special organizations
planned. Preliminary to this, a meet
ing of Poles will be held today, in the
Polish settlement. Father Kalamaja
of the Polish Catholic church has
been asked to assist. Mayor Dahtman
will speak. Lieutenant James Con
nelly of the National Guard, says that
many men of Polish extraction would
join such a volunteer regiment, in case
Captain William Neve, who organ
ized a volunteer company of Danes
for the Spanish war, has offered to
raise a whole regiment of Danes in
the Omaha district, if war should de
velop at this) time. Although over 60
years ot age, he says ne is stui reauy
to fight, and has already made his
offer of a Danish regiment to Presi
The third special volunteer regi
ment contemplated is that of civil war
veterans, tor home guard duty, cap
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AMERICAN CrHCli COMPANY
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GAIL KANE, who has made a sensational
hit in The Harp of life, says: I find Adams
Black Jack Chewing Gum is delicious
and also excellent for relieving a
Easier to get a reputation than
to maintain itr-one hat has
For 45 years Lanpher has stood for quality
tain C. E. Adams has made such an
offer to the president.
Many Seek to Be Rate
Man for Grain Exchange
Who is to be the new rate man and
attorney for the Omaha Grain ex
change? Grain men, and rate men in Omaha
are guessing. President Barton Mil
lard of the Grain exchange is in New
York and it is not expected that the
board will do anything in this matter
until he returns, perhaps some time
Certain rate men are casting a jeal
ous eye at C. H. Compton, young
Omaha attorney, who has for some
time been the assistant of Ed P.
Smith, who has just given up the
Henry T. Clarke, until recently a
member of the Nebraska State Rail
way commission, has been mentioned
by some of the rate men as a possible
candidate for the place.
Must Wear Rag on Coat
Till Europe Is at Peace
Kansas City, Mo, April 1. Jo
seph Glahasnia. a tailor, will wear the
national flag on his coat continuously
until peace is declared in Europe. Last
night he roused the ire of several
other men when he seized a flag and
stepped on it.
"I should fine you $500," Judge
Coon told him in municipal court yes
terday. "But I will make it $25 if you
will promise to wear the American
flag on your coat until peace is de
clared." Persistent Advertisin; Is the Road
f 3 O-.
-.. . 8 S-iS: SWSSSSB
MAY LOSE BIS LIFE
IN RESCUER'S ROLE
Lawrence Taylor of Council
Bluffs Puts Bobbers
BCT IS SEVERELY CUT
No one was going to lose his week's
wages to holdup men if Lawrence
Taylor, 822 D street, Council Bluffs,
could help it. He was walking up
Douglas street Saturday evening. At
Twelfth he saw two colored men rob
bing a white man. Although bare
handed, Taylor attacked the robbers.
He put them to flight, but not before
one of them slashed him with a razor
from his left ear to chin. He was
found by Police Surgeon Nigro as
the doctor was coming back to the
station. Taylor is in a bad condition
owing to the loss of blood.
Wheat Btanderde Mied.
Waehlnoton, April 1. Official wheat
etandarde were fixed today by tha Depart
ment of Agriculture under tha train etand
arde act to become effective for hard red
winter wheat, aott red winter wheat, com
mon white wheat and white olub wheat.
Juy 1. and for all other wheat, Autuat 1.
Storz Delicious Bock Beer
On draught and in bottles on and
after April 2d. Don't fail to try this
excellent brew. Send a few cases
home it will keep indefinitely. Phone
CHAS. STORZ, Web. 1260.
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