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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 10, 1917)
HE EEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1917.
RUMBLING OF WAR
i Marriage License Clerk Makes
Eight Trips to the Court
SOLDIERS GET LICENSES
Rumblings of grim war are making
brave and saddening the hearts ol
lads and lassies who usually at this
time of the year are blithe and gay
listening to the message of the warm
spring winds, and all that sort , of
thing. War has changed the plans of
many, many people in many, many
walks of life.
Particularly are engaged couples
hastening the signing of the life
agreements, a fact attested to by the
rush for marriage licenses at the
court house the last twenty-four
hours and hundreds of telephone Calls
the marriage license clerk is receiv
ing. A rumor, similar to the one started
in Chicago last week, to the effect
that in the (vent of actual hostilities
with Germany issuing of marriage li
censes will be stopped, teems to be
sweeping Omaha. The telephone bells
in the county court have been rin
ing almost constantly since Sunday
noon. Nine out of fen.calls seemingly
. are fromyouths and. maidens who
wish to "know if it's true that they're
going to stop issuing licenses as soon
as the first eal blow ra'.the war is
struck." -Notwithstanding ,. the fact
that scores of anxiousilovers arc as
sured that there is -no truth to the
rumor, otHers, continue to tail up to
ask the -same uestion.i' rt ; ' .
Take No;Chtrice..- '
Many h cimplee ' are taking no
chances. Orte husky-looking youth
caused Clvd,5undblad, clerk of the
.county tofirfc to hurry down to Hie
court house Sunday afternoon,- and
said that if lie was called into action
he would Ieav behind him a wife not
a sweytieartthers .evidently have
the same., idea-' off' the situation, .for
business at marriage license desk has
been unusually brisk since Sunday, .
. ' Makes Eight Trips.-'1-.;;;
Mr. Sundbtod made eight trips to
the court house Sunday afternoon to
issue licenses to couples who "just
couldn't wait a day longer." Most of
them were young people and war
seems to have prompted their deter
mination to be "married immediately.
Several couples -admitted that the
United States' plunge into the great
struggle had hastened their wedding
plans. . ! v '-. ! . .', i
Two of the prospective bridegrooms
to procure licenses were, soldiers.
Frank . Hath, a member of the
National Guard, took out a marriage
certificate to wed Miss Reba Hilburn
of Ottawa, la.
Patrick J. Kearney, 52 years old,
i member of the regular army, sta
tioned at Fort Omaha, was isBued a
license to marry the apple of his
soldier eye Miss Alma M. Nelson,
42 years lold.
... The Norwegian Evangelical church
was the scene of another war-time
wedding Sunday, when Rev. M. W;
Halverspri united in marriage Oliver
Branch .Holmes and Miss Janet Ras
mussen.' The bridegroom is a mem
ber of, the National Guard and th
marriage waa hastened when -the
clouds of 'war began to .gather. It
was originally set , for June. The
bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jess Rasmussen.,. The bridegroom's
parents are Mr. and Mrs. O. H.
Judge Sears Gives Fee
To Bride'as Wedding Gift
"How much will it be, judge?" in
terrogated Frank Stllen of Council
Bluffs after Judge Sears of the dis
trict court had performed a ceremony
uniting him m marriage to Miss Helen
Bunk, also a resident1 of the Iowa
' "What do you want -to give me?"
was the answer-question of the judge.
. The youth tossed a couple of green
backs on the judge's desk; Judge
Sears picked them up and promptly
banded them to the bride. "My wed
ding present to her," said the judge.
So all it costs the Council Bluffs
youth to get married was the price of
the license and some cis;an, which he
passed to newspaper men who acted
as witnesses to the ceremony. The
ouple were married in Judge Sears'
private office. It was the fijrtt cere
mony the presiding judge of the dis
trict court had performed in some
Five Stores Visited by
Thieves Sunday tight
Five outside grocery stores and
mit market were singled oat by
thieves Sunday evening.
Burglars pried the rear door off of
Joel Blooms store at Twenty-fourth
and Hamilton streets. They got $12
in cash from the,, cash drawer.
From Thompsen's meat market, at
2303 Leavenworth- streets, $5 in cash
and half a doten spring chickens
Two strips of bacon and half srj
dozen dressed spring chickens were
taken from Greenman'i store at 1322
North Twenty-fourth street.
Fifty cents was the loot obtained
from Charles - Blind, 2802 Leaven
worth, street, while thieves who broke
into N. Brodsky's place, at 2002 North
Twentieth street, had only their
trouble for their pains.
But One Divorce Petition '
Is Filed to Start Week
; Grist of the Douglas county di
vorce mill was light for the first day
of the week. Only one petition was
mea, as tonows:
Victoria Darnell asatnat Aamaf DarnaU,
The decrees granted were:
' Robert Ralfaoa from Paarl Hoiraon. .
John X. Adama from Annta Adama.
But one divorce, petition is filed to
start wee it ...
The Wreckers Are Coming
The Parisian Cloak Company.. 318-
320 South 16th St., in the Schlitz
Block, is going out of business! The
building is to be torn down soon and
new merchandise is coming in daily
wnicn must dc -oisposea ol. flurry
com tomorrow and every day here
after and secure your Spring Annarel
at great reductions, for the WRECK
Stations Must Be
All wireless stations not directly
tinder control of the government
must be pulled down. This is the
word given out by the United States
secret service. t
It means the dismantlement of
more than thirty amateur stations in
Greater Omaha. Some of these are
powerful station that send messages
as much as 1,UUU miles, some of
these stations talk with stations in
Buffalo, ' N. Y.. and even farther
away. It is a simple matter for the
amateur wireless men to relay a mes
sage across the continent, and this
has been done frequently, "
' "Every one . of them must come
down right away, and if they aren't
put out of business we will sieze
them," said Hugh Mills, local chief
of the aecret service.
A new one was put up at Tecum-
seh, Neb., just recently, and we have
received all kinds of rumor about it.
Of course, . that and all others, will
have to be dismantled."
Saturday's Rain Gives '
The Soil a Good Soaking
Report t6 the railroads vindicate
that out in Nebraska the Saturday
snow and rain storm did not cease
until well along into the night. The
report say that during the afternoon
and early 'night the precipitation was
mucn greater than during tne day,,
covering about all of the state.
Agents of the railroads report that
Saturday close to an inch of rain
fell and that it came so gen,tly that
it alt soaked into the soil. . ..
Today out in the state the weather
ia perfect. , It is clear everywhere
and rapidly growing warmer.
City Plans to Stop Fiery .
I Oratory on the Streets
The city commissioners have ' di
rected City Attorney Rine to prepare
an ordinance to regulate speaking on
the public streets.
It ia proposed to permit speaking
in behalf of the federal government
in connection with recruiting, for in
stance; and. also, religious organiza
The proposed ordinance will pro
hibit "fire-brand" oratory and would
put a quietus on any form of (treat
speaking which is against the national,
state or municipal government.
Leo Duke, Fourth Nebraska,
KHIed Guarding Bridge
Leo A. Duke, residing at 1605
North Twenty-eighth street, thlt city,
a member of the Fourth Nebraska,
was killed by a Union Pacific train
at Waterloo yesterday morning.
Detail relative to the death of
Duke, received at Union Pacific head
quarter, arc lacking in detail, He
waa a member of the iauad on duty
guarding the bridge over the Etkhorn
river and the presumption is that he
was killed while walking on the track
in th vicinity of the bridge.
Company B of Guard Gets
; More Gifts from Omahans
Company B of the National Guard
here ia the recipient of more dona
tions from patriotic citizen 1 of
Omaha.' T. P. Redmond of the Bur-gess-Nash
store has made a personal
gift of 100 pairs of woolen socks for
the guardsmen of that company. Wil
liam Nesselhouse gave fifty pairs of
shoe and a similar number of pairs
of socks. General Claim Agent Peter
son of the Union Pacific is arranging
for lumber and cinders, to put the'
company streets in first class shape
at their guard post near Omaha. - ,
Live Stock Prices
Soar and New Tops
' Are Recorded Here
Record prices were made in all
three divisions of the live stock
market this morning, cattle selling at
a top of $12.85,Naheep at $15.40 and
hogs at an even $16. Consistent ad
vances were made by the three dur
ing the morning, sheep making the
biggest gain, closing 15 and 20 cents
higher than Saturday's market.
Tom Parmele of Plattsmouth, who
has a ranch at Broken Bow, shipped
in the top cattle. His consignment
of sixty-five heaa averaged 1,310
pounds and marketed at $12.85. Wood
Brothers handled the load. Top hogs
came from H. O. Lotsbeache of
Scottsbluff, and were handled by Clay
Robinson. Eight loads of hogs com
ing from 'different parts of Nebraska
and Iowa topped the last high price,
establishing a new record of $16.
Rates Made for Teachers'
Meeting at Portland
Round trip rates for the National
Educational convention to be held in
Portland, Ore., July 7-14, are an
nounced by the Union Pacific. From
Omaha by the direct route and return
over the northern route the rate will
be $55.50, with a two months' return
limit. The return over the northern
route is optional. Tickets will be on
sale June 25 to July 6, inclusive.
The round trip rate made by the
Union Pacific to the Portland gath
ering is a decided reduction in the
summer tourist rate, which is $60.
The same rate will apply from Kan
sas City. ' -. . ,
Harney Street Property. -Brings
a Good Price
As a further evidence of activity
on West Harney street, Glover &
Spain report the sale of the south
east corner of Twenty-seventh ave
nue and Harney with a front of 108
feet on Harney by 200 on Twenty
seventh avenue, running through to
Dewey avenue, giving a frontage on
three afreets. This corner was bought
by the Beaton Realty company from
Oak C. Redick for a consideration of
$250 a front foot on Harney street
frontage. Negotiations are already
under way with a responsible tenant
for over half of this corner.
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CORN AND WHEAT AT
HEW RECORDS HERE
Wheat Sells for $2.32 and Corn
for $1.37 a Bushel on the
OATS HOLD ABOUT FIRM
On the Omaha market cash wheat
reached the dizzy height of $2.32, and
corn $1.37 per bushel. The previous
high on wheat was $2.31, and on corn
$1.33J4 per bushel.
Both cereals, that soared away and
made new records, were of the kind
not generally dealt in to any great
extent. There was the No. 1 hard
wheat and the No. 1 white corn, but
while prices on these two commodi
ties were gonig higher and higher, the
ordinary grades were moving upward,
and as a result, when the session of
the Omaha Grain exchange closed for
the day, wheat had been selling all
the way between $2.22 for the low and
$2.32, the new high. Some of the
grades were up 2 or 3 cents, but, on
the whole, the advance was only a
cent. ,The receipt were f rty-six car
loads. There was a good demand for the
corn, 107 , carloads, and prices ruled
'A to 3 cent higher than last Satur
day. The prices ranged from $1.32 to
$1.37 per bushel, with the low only
lii cent tinder the previous high
Oat were more steady than the
other grains, selling 66)4 na 9!4
cent per bushel. Receipts were fifty
Flag With Twenty-Eight
Stars is Owned in Omaha
J. B. Reynolds, city ticket agent for
the Burlington route, Sunday flew a
flag at his residence, 2137 South
Thirty-fourth street, which is ber
lieved to be the oldest Old Glory still
in actual service in Omaha.
It has only twenty-eight stars and
was made shortly after Texas, the
twenty-eighth state, was admitted to
the union in 1847. The flag was orig
inally used by Mr. Reynold's father,
S. W. Reynolds of New York, on one
of the latter's merchant ship. It
was also flown at Irvington-on-the-Hudson
during the war of the rebel
lion. Samuel W. Reynolds of I Omaha,
son of J. B. Reynolds, was named
after the original owner of the old
U. S. Grand Jury is
- To Investigate All
Rumors of Plots
The federal grand jury convened in
the federal building this afternoon.
Sixty Indian witnesses are here to
testify in bootlegging cases. The
grand jury will investigate rumors of
German plots in this section of the
The petit jury reported also and
began hearing the case of Essie Click
against the street railway company.
She asks $50,000 damages for the
death of her husband, Otto Glick.
Judge Martin Wade of Des Moines is
Dates tor Jewisn uonaress
And Election Finally Fixed
As a member of the administrative,
committee for the American Jewisbi
congress, Victor Rosewater of Th
Bee has been advised that a pro.
visional date for the congress hat
been fixed for September 2, next, sub
ject to postponement in case neve
developments interfere, and that the
election of the delegates, to represent
the various districts in the congress
is to be held on June 10. A general
board of elections will have charge
of the organization of local election
boards and provide the machinery for
the voting in the severat districts.
Much interest in this forthcoming
congress has been manifested by the
Jewish community of Omaha, whiclj
i allotted one delegate, while Nee
braska, outside of Omaha, is to have;
a delegate also.
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