Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 05, 1917, Image 5

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Grain Belt of Nebraska Gets
Good Soaking Kansas
and Iowa, Too.
Rain Tuesday night was i steady
downpour and general over all that
portion of Nebraska lying east of
Long Pine on the Northwestern,
Kearney on the Union Pacific and
Benkleman on the Burlington. It
covered a large portion of the ex
tensive crop-growing area of the
state, extending from far up in South
Dakota down to the southern part
of Kansas, according to the morning
reports to the railroad headquarters,
which indicated that it was still rain
ing and indications were that it would
continue during the day.
Throughout the area visited by the
rain station agents reported that the
precipitation ranged from one-half to
an inch and that it was falling so
gently and slowly that it was all soak
ing into the ground. In a number of
localities in eastern and central Ne
braska rain alternated with snow.
Through western Nebraska and far
out into Wyoming and Colorado there
v was light rain during the night, con-
linuing in the morning, yet nowhere
was the precipitation so great as
through central and eastern Nebraska.
Grain men are of the opinion that
while the rain may not save the win
ter wheat crop in all portions of Ne-
braska it will be of great benefit to
the fields where the roots of the
plant were not killed. In addition,
they assert that rain coming just at
this time will assure a crop of oats
and will push forward with great
rapidity the spring wheat recently
The rain puts the ground in the
best possible condition for preparing
for corn planting and, although rather
early, grain men are of the opinion
that the precipitation now, if followed
by aeasonable rains later, will make
certain a corn crop.
War Department
May Send Bedford
And Gang to Front
The War department has taken no
tice of County Commissioner Jeff
Bedford's plan to organize a regiment
ot bullwhackers and has written him
asking if he could pass a physical
test A letter from Washington in
quirer as to just how many bull
whackers the commissioner could Te
cruit in ease their services were
"Sure I can pass a physical test,"
replied the commissioner, "and I can
also show the younger generation
something about how to command
bullwhackers." The commissioner has
real, war-like moustaches and these
get fiercer looking with each late dis
patch from the east.
In case he is called into service as
a bullwhacker commander he intends
to give commissions in his regiment
to Commissioner O'Connor, chair
man of the county board, who says he
would go at a minute's notice; Proba
tion Officer Miller, County Clerk
Dewev. Clyde Sundblad of the county
court and "Cupid" ..Stubbendorf, mar-
naee license clerk.
All nrofessional bullwhackers see
Commissioner Bedford at the court
Basinger Finds Slackers
In East as Elsewhere
General Passenger Agent Basinger
of the Union Pacific is back from New
York with the idea that the people of
the central west are just as patriotic
as those of the east and that they are
just as willing to show their patriot
Mr. Basinger asserts that while the
people of the east decry the idea of
going to war, they are unanimous, or
almost unanimous, in their support of
President Wilson and his war meas
ures. He says there are slackers
there, as elsewhere, but generally they
are ready to rally to the colors if
called upon.
"Millionless Millionaire " Runs
Amuck When He Gets Out of Coin
With Blonde On One Ann and
a Brunette On the Other,
He Heats Up Windy
Verne E. Oeschger. 22-year-old Val
paraiso (Neb.) lad, who was dubbed
the "millionless millionaire" by the
police of Chicago, where he went in
search of the gayety and excitement
that thrives under the bright glare of
the midnight incandescents, was re
turned to Omaha from the Windy
City in custody of Detective Jack
Fszanowski yesterday and was bound
over to the district court on a
forgery charge under bonds of $750.
Verne wasn't in Chicago very long,
but he attracted plenty of attention
while he was there. He hit Chicago
with $107 cash in his pocket, a stun
ning brunette on one arm and a
dashing blonde on the other. Thus
entrenched Verne proceeded to ful
fill an ambition to "see the sights,"
and earn the title of "millionless millionaire."
But the $107 ran short and Verne
needed more money. He tried to
cash a check and that proved his un
doing. He was captured by the po
lice when he made the attempt.
The "millionless millionaire," in
telling his story, said he was visit
ing in Lincoln when he made the ac
quaintance of Mrs. Theresa Dove, 21,
of Oregon, HI., the stunning
brunette, and Miss Catherine Lofing,
20, of Lincoln, the dashing blonde. He
started his spree by bringing these
lair creatures to Umaha. He put
up at the Castle and Keen hotels
But Omaha wasn't swift enoueh for
Verne. And he had never been to
Chicago. So he packed un and. ac
companied by Theresa and Catherine,
set sail for the Illinois metropolis to
have a real time.
Verne is accused of oassintr $145 in
worthless checks in Omaha on the
f . v
'"isk. -
Omaha National bank, the Howard
hotel bar and Laverty Bros, of the
South Side.
Neglect to read the papers brought
about Verne's capture, he said. The
Saturday morning Chicago papers
carried stories about the "millionless
millionaire," hut Veme didn't read
them. And Saturday afternoon he
tried to cash the check and was
"Don't put my picture in the
papers," said Verne, "I'm not so very
respectable, but my folks are."
While in Chicago Verne rented i
suite of rooms at the Morrison hotel,
for which he paid $7 a day. Mrs.
Dove was registered as his wife and
Miss Lofing as his sister.
"I don't like those Chicago cops,"
volunteered the luckless lad. "They
took my new suit, five shirts -and a
lot of collars and socks in my suit
Oeschger i wife, with whom he is
said to have quarreled and who. is
living in Colorado, will prefer divorce
charges against her sight-seeing hus
band. His mother, he says, is worth
about $120,000. He got into com
munication with her when he arrived
in Omaha and says she has promised
to come to Omaha to help him. "It
will be all right when mother gets
here," he confidently said.
College' Men to Hold Big
Annual Banquet Thursday
Omaha college men will hold their
annual cyclone of feasting, fun and
frivolity at the University club Thurs
day evening, April 12. A brand new
spasm of entertainment is being
prepared by Bob Manley, Chick Mc
Laughlin and Frank Latenser, and the
promoters guarantee that the affair
. ill be a credit to its mythical name
sake. Mr. Adam Goodtyme. The din
ner will be served at 6 p. m., and over
200 college men are expected to at
tend it and the subsequent novel en
tertainment. Tickets are now in the
hands of Chairman R. A. Van Orsdel
and this committee:
Wayland Magee, Chicago; C. F.
McLaughlin, Columbia; Allen Tukey,
Dartmouth; Dr. L. T. Hall, Iowa; R.
M. Crossman, Michigan; Herbert
Smails, Oberlin; Lloyd N. Osborne,
Wisconsin; James Richardson, Cor
nell; Dr. L. B. Bushman, Creighton;
Alan McDonald. Harvard! Dr. E. T.
Manning. Knox; Vincent Hascall, Ne
braska; Dr. n. L. Akin, frinceton;
Harold Evarts, Yale, and Frank La
tenser, Columbus.
Chimneys Smoke Too Much,
Landlords Are in Court
Representatives of over a dozen
Omaha industries and building were
haled before the police magistrate by
Smoke Inspector Cnisman, who
charged violations of the city smoke
ordinance. Among those who faced
the police judge were representatives
of the Union Pacific, Missouri i'a
cific, City National Bank building,
University club, Burgess-Nash, M. t
One Minute
Store Talk
Service At Its Best
Bight now, in the busy pre
Easter rush this Greater Store
ia demonstrating real store ser
vice. Here's a selling organiza
tion maintained intact month in
and month out that you may
enjoy intelligent attention at
all times. No matter how
much business plies in upon
us, we're equal to the occas
ion. Put Greater Nebraska
Service to the test.
Er8st show- r 1
Ins Stctaon's V 111
and Crofnt ft j Jjf I III
Knapp Hits W I I I
$3 -BO aatJ up 7 sll. sAm
Select Easter Clothes
From BEST Selections
Thousands upon thousands of superbly tailored suits
from America's finest clothes makers are here today.
Never have styles been so smart and fab- y
rics so beautiful. Never before in Omaha
such representative selections.
Young Men'a Belter Suits
$20, $25, $30.
Suits with the military air. sinile and double
breasted models, new four pocket, full belted
effects, half belt, button belt and pinch back .
port suits in unlimited variety of new varia
tions and colon for live wires. Unequalled
values at $20, $2S, $30.
Men's Business Suits
$15 to $40
Business like models for busy men who demand
that their clothes reflect masterful tailoring and
radiate quality and good taste in fabric and pat
tern. A most wonderfully extensive range of sues
and proportions.
Trench coats, silk lined Chesterfields, Auto
coats, rain coats, in gabardine and fancy
Scotches, $10, $15, $20, $25.
50 to 2
The Easter Furnishing Goods Center
Every Department a Store in Itself
New Silk
83.50 to 87
Silk and Kid
81 to 82.50
Union Suits,
81 to 83.50
" r:7'ow-er-'j '''WiiUi uifj0
83.50 to
Smith, McKeen Motor company,
Thomas Cusack company, Scott
Omaha Tent and Awning company,
Creighton university, American
Smelting and Kehning company, Har-
ley noiei ana Doyics conegc. t nm
taking the pledge to confer with the
smoke inspector as to ways and
means to abating the smoke nuisance
all were dismissed.
7 HE Clothes You Dream of Come
True at the Benson Specialty Shop
Spring Fashi
of the Hour for
Women, Misses, Children
Styles and fabrics in a pro
fusion of exquisite new eta
Style features, materials,
colors and combinations are
all new, fascinating and
You won't be required to
pay for half the style you'll
get in your Easter clothes
THIS is children's week at the Easter
store. .Each girl gets a pretty lily
with her new frock or coat plant, pot
and all be she three or thirty. An ex
ceptional showing girls' and children
Easter bats, frocks and coats, all so rea
sonably priced.
You Are Welcome to Loo or Buy
'1812 Farnam Street
Did you ever stop to consider why our prloes are so much lower? j
This big modem store te just out or me nign
rent district yet Just as convenient to reach,
i And we operate In an Inexpensive way, the
: difference being plainly shown In the savings
i we are able to afford eur patrons. Just now
j when every one wante to look their beet, these
i savings are of unusual Importance.
E5 A most attractive variety of the latest ap-
proved spring models. Including some very
nobby specimens of the CIO C A
smart pleated jacket Our price. P I3iOv
The new coats
will surely be ap
preciated. Fetch
ing styles In the new
fabrics are shown In
apple-ereen, mustard
and cold. A tins
selection, at
$12.50, $16.50
and $19.50
Poplins, serges
and silks are here In
such an assortment
that selection Is
made a real pleas
ure. Very Inexpensively
priced at
$8.50, $12.50
and $16.50
Voiles, Georgettes and Silks, some plain, but
: most smartly trimmed In contrasting effects.
; The latest In style and the most in value was
: our aim In securing this fine ae- d Cfi
lection. Ranging from $9.50 to....
Lawyers of Two Towns
Guests of Barristers
The Barristers' club is planning a
dinner at the Fontenelle April 21, at
which Lincoln and Council Muffs
barristers will be entertained. This
will he the first affair of its kind lor
the Barristers' club, which is made
up of the younger men of the liar.
The Wreckers Are Coming
The Parisian Cloak Company must
quit, and you'd better hurry if you
want to save H, and off on
your Spring Coat, Suit, Dress, Skirt.
Como in and investigate.
April 5 A MAP M laS't Not Sport,
Financial or Classified
r vy
Or So a Week
will dress you well
and at lower prices.
All Goods Are
. Marked In Plain
Figure Always.
Gray, tan white,
champagne and
attractive two
tone effects are
among the latest
styles shown
here. Tour choice
at from
$6.75 to
Now Is the time
to take advantage
of the large and
varied selection
we are able to
show you. Indi
vidual styles in
endless variety
$150, $6.50
. and $7.50
8 Fair Treatment
Patrician in took
Ifeornan in Service
"-yiHOUQH you make SURE of
I Siwertown Cord Tires by their
you can always pick them
out by their patrician loon ana
generous yet graceful
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Ufa Ton Sea Tale Sim
IQoiKtrtcttTlrasi ere Stocked
im St. Phone Dougjas 3308 '
lines they are the smart
y their strength they are
the lasting tires Of service.
Study carefully the rubber saturated INSIDE of the Silvertown Tire here
exposed and learn from the tturdy size of its cable-cord and Its two-ply body
what a cord tire really is.
Under the skin there are but three tires:
10 Silvertown
Cord X-C.U
i. Incrsased an
gins power.
a Smooths, rid
ing. a Fosl ssvinc.
4. Spasdler.
5. Coast farthsr.
& Start qulcasr.
1 Bsslsrtogaldo.
lotos eraatar
mllssf s.
a Mora reslstlva
sastost pane-
10. RepslrsS ssV
and parma.
FABRIC, five to seven swathes of canvas;
THREAD WEB, a five to seven-ply base ,
of strings;
CABLE "CORD, the patent - protected
TWO-PLY structure found ONLY in Sit
vertown Tires. , '
As awry ajfni ply means wtra waerina; oot, SlWarlown.wlth but
two plies, oust outlast manu.fily tine with thslr multiplied beat,
SIlTsrtowns lift any car to a new laval of atria and satiarartlon.
Though they cost mora than fabric tires, you cannot afford to be
without their greater comfort and economy.
Alto maker of tha famous fabric tins Good rich Black Saiaty Traade
They write themselves off the books -
Many Pierce -Arrow Motor Trucks have written their entire
cost off the books of their owners. Then by surplus earnings'
they have helped pay for more Pierce-Arrows.
There is no guesswork about Pierce-Arrow results Where
they operate under complete and accurate systems of cost ac- 1
counting, there it is that Pierce-Arrow trucks show up to the ,
best advantage. Pierce-Arrow owners will tell you the details.
Motor Trucks
Sr example:
The E. W. Bliss Company of Brooklyn, operating
15 Pierce-Arrow trucks, states: "It is ourexperience :
that a Pierce-Arrow Motor Truck will write itself off
the books quicker than any other machinery we use. "
J. T. Stewart Motor Co.. Distributors
2048-50-52 Farnam St
Phone Douglas 138