Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 21, 1917, NEWS SECTION, Page 5, Image 5

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Wonderful Array of Singing
Talent and Fine Colors
March Down Farnam.
By A. R. GROH.
Did you see the bird parade?
All the birds in Douglas county,
marching down Farnam street and
through the business section of the
city! Surel You didn't see it? Well,
I'll tell you about it.
It took hours to pass. For there
' areprobable three times as many
birds as people in Douglas county,
say 600,000.
The only human being in the parade
was Miles Greenleaf, the grand mar
shal. (He's a "bird," too, but hasn't
any feathers.)
First came the robin division, 150,
000 strong. Marching twenty abreast
and with only three feet between
ranks, this division alone was four
miles long! ,
Then came the red-winged black
birds, who live in low places around
the city.
Easy for the Kids.
"Caw, caw, caw." Here come the
crows. A fine division of big fellows.
"These crows are 'duck soup' for
the kids," the grand marshal told me.
"hey build great big nests -ut of
coarse twigs and they build them out
where everybody can see them. Not
satisfied with that, they sit around
and holler about it and call in the
neighbors and show 'em the nest. No
wonder the kids find 'em."
Here's ' a division of respectable
sparrows. Not English sparrows are
these. The English sparrows, which
are nearly as numerous as robins,
were barred from the parade, because
of their bad reoutation. These are
chipping sparrows, which live in vines,
field sparrows which nest out in hot,
open places, song sparrows and the
big Harris sparrows.
Western meadow larks come next.
They're singing, and well they may
for they are about the most beautiful
singers in the country.
Next is the woodpecker division,
the northern flicker or yellow ham
mer, downy, hairy and red-headed
woodpeckers, with beautiful color
ings. And the tittle Wren.
Here come the chickadees, the cow
birds, goldfinches, house wrens, blue
birds, bronzed grackles, chewinks.
bluejays, Baltimore orioles. The oriole
weaves its nest into a wonderful sack
like form that hangs out at the very
end of a branch.
The parade is already about fifteen
miles long, but still they come, each
division with a different song. Rose
breasted grosbeaks and brown thrash
ers pass and then comes a small but
gorgeous division of cardinal birds. All
red are they except their faces, which
are black and they are singing most
entrancingly. Then come the wood
Well, well. Look, who's here. Who!
Who! Why it's the owls screech
owls, long-eared ow ls and short-eared
Here comes a fierce division of log
gerhead shrikes or "butcher birds,"
bloodthirsty fellows, who kill small
animals and weaker birds, and then
stick their bodies on barbs and thorns
and tear them to pieces.
Have Color and Can Sing.
Another brilliant division follows,
the scarlet tanagers, crimson colored,
with black wings. Splendid singers!
And the parade ends with a division
of kingfishers, birds which nest in the
ground near the river and catch fish
for their living.
Hello! What's this rag-atag. bob
tail rabble following in the wake of
toe parade? Why tf it isn't the F.nar-
lish sparrows, chirping and squabbling
and "chewing the. rag!" They were
ruled out of the parade, but they come
tagging on behind, anyway.
Were just as good as anv bird."
they say. "Can't keep us out of this
You didn t think we had so manv
birds here, did you? Neither did I un
til I interviewed the grand marshal
and other well-informed bird lovers.
And these aren t all. Thev are onlv
the principal kinds. There are dozens
of other varieties that are seen here.
Saloon Kepers Plead
Guilty to Amended Charge
Amos Bray of Millard and Henry
Anderson of Florence, saloon keep
ers arrested in raids by Sheriff Clark
several weeks ago, pleaded guilty in
county court to keeping disorderly
houses and were fined $25 and costs
each. At the instigation of the county
attorney's office the charges were
amended from selling liquor after
President of Ministerial Union
Declares Lutheran Pastor's
Utterances Unpatriotic.
Rev. F. W. Leavitt. president of the
Ministerial union of Omaha and pas
tor of Plymouth Congregational
church, takes issue with Rev. O. 1).
Baltzly ot Kountze Memorial Luth
eran church for what he terms Dr.
Baltzly's unpatriotic stand on the
I'nited States war with Germany. Mr.
Leavitt says:
In The Bee of Wednesday evening
Rev. Oliver D. Baltzly is quoted as
saying that all day Tuesday he was
kept busy answering telephone calls
of people who approved' his published
utterance in opposition to the pres
ent course of the United States, and
that only two criticisms came to his
I desire, in just as strong and Diit
lie a way as possible, to speak for the
patriotic majority of Christian men
and women who did not call up Dr.
Baltzly to point out the error of his
conclusions and the wrongfulness of
Ms public stand.
The utterance of Rev. Charles W.
Savidge is on a far higher plane as to
tact, reasoning and morals. Mr.
Baltzly cannot be denied the right to
have his private opinions, but if he
persists in rallying about himself the
unsympathetic element of our dodu a.
tion, he will fall to the rear and miss
the greatest opportunity of his life to
neip in the spiritual liberation of man
kind of the German people in par
ticular. Prcsiden Wilson, knowing more
than any of us could, of intrigues and
outrages, kept the nation out of war
until the moral sense of the nation
was thoroughly aroused and the pres
sure for war became irresistible. Even
if no American lives had been lost
and no American property damaged,
we ought to ally ourselves with all
our power against the ruthless de
stroyer of human lives and human
rights, of national safety and inter
national covenants.
We can hold up our heads and bear
our sacrifices, knowing that America
is once more true to the richtenus
principles that animated the founders
of our nation.
414-16-18 S. 16th St.
Noteworthy Drapery Specials
Voile Curtains
In ivory and ecru, with laca
edge front and bottom; ex
cellent values for d (J
pair v 1 Ols
Window C hades
Made up, all ready to hang; 36
inches by 6 feet, spe- yA
cial, at WC
36 inches by 7 feet 45c
Sofa Pillows
, Carefully made up and covered
in assorted cretonnes, QC.
j extra values, Saturday OC
Curtain Voiles
: Of a quality above the average;
I extra special, Saturday, in
per yard IOC.
36-Inch Muslins
Especially desirable for bed
room curtains; special, 11
per yard X 1 C
36-Inch Marquisettes
In a wide variety of dainty de
signa; special, Saturday, 1 C
per yard IOC
Dainty Silkolines
Of rich colorings, in wide
variety; Saturday, per
In every desirable pattern, de
sign and coloring. You can see
and study here to every advan
tage. See the Saturday specials,
at, per yard
18c, 23c and 35c
Attractive Reed Rockers
Extra Values (
Carefully built by hand of select
reed stock, finished baronial black '
and dantily upholstered in pretty i
cretonnes. Reserve stock limited.
Stirring Saturday Specials
From th Midwest's Grsatsst Showing of
Dependable Floor Coverings
A goodly selection of cross-seam rugs, made from travelers'
samples, at prices that mean a saving up. to 60. A big assortment
of regular rugs at special prices as follows:
9x12 Axminster Rugs, at $19.95. S21.95. nd $23.95.
9x12 Brussels Rugs, at $14.95. .$15.95 and $16.95.
9x12 Velvet Rugs, wonderful values, at $17.95 and $19.95.
6-9x7-3 Wilton Rugs, at $12.95; 6-9x9 Velvet Rugs, $12.95.
Patterns and colorings to suit every requirement.
Wire Door Mats Hassocks, 69c
One of these at your door will Substantially built and covered
save its cost many times 7 C in high-grade Wilton and velvet,
over; 18x30-in. size. . . I DC and Brussels carpet ends.
Headquarters for Good Linoleums
Five carloads of Linoleums received during the past week
speaks well for our ability to please you in Linoleums. Every
desirable pattern, coloring and quality you will find here.
Inlaid Linoleums, QCj Printed Linoleums, j
wvt per square yard JJ
per square yard.
Is the satisfaction it gives its
thousands of users.
Built of Oak Lined
with spruce wood, with either
I; plain or white enamel in
terior iimsn, wire Bneives, re
movable ice-drip pan, dry cir
culation and thorough insu
lation are a few of the
features that make the Her
rick supreme. Priced
$17.50 10 $35
For Family Sizes
Jacobean Oak Dining Set. 5 Pieces
4 Chairs
And Table
4 juuuu ,. T,j
Massive Colonial Dresser g
T- . I r I - . T
urB vsiue,onn r-r
Saturday. . . $tfDJ
Best dresser you'll see in many a
day at anything like the low price
quoted. Carefully built of quar
tered oak, nicely finished, golden
polished; size of top 22x42 inches;
bevel plate mirror 24x30 inches.
Suite in
cludes four
full -boxed
leather slip-
seat dining
chairs (like cut) , built of quartered oak, and fin
ished Jacobean, and a 54-inch dining table (like
cut), built of select quartered oak, and beauti
fully finished Jacobean; table can be extended
to 6 feet when emergency demands. 1
New Reed Carriages
For Baby' Outing Days
Designed in every detail with an
eye to baby's and mother's com
fort and convenience.
Reeds are choice imported stock,
finished in baronial browns, French
gray, ivory, black and natural.
25 styles to select from. Price
$19 49 $58
IHoosier Kitchen Cabinets Sold t Easy Club TermtlfV-
Bear mi farnam Benn
Announcing a Selling Event for Saturday That
The Women of Omaha Will Long Remember
A Truly Marvelous Sale of Suits, Coats and Dresses
and briefly we'll tell the reason for it
When our country recently declared war, we surmised it would give many manu
facturers with large stocks on hand an uneasy foeling. We immediately dispatched
our buyer to New York to take advantage of the opportunity if they began unload
ing. Our surmise was correct; manv of our manufacturers offered cut prices and we
ought merchandise last week at prices unheard of since the Kurnpean war began.
They're sll in stock and they go in this big sale Saturday. You just can't afford
to miss it.
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Suits that were $25, for
Suits that sold to $45, for
This lot includes serge, poplin, wool jersey
and gabardine suita, in tan, apple green,
gray, rose, navy and black and white
checks. The styles are tailored or semi-
fancy in the season's best models; sizes are
16 1o 44
This lot includes high grade models from
New York's foremost suit makers. Ma
terials include new novelty cloths, such
as gunnyburl and burella, also taffeta, silk
faille and silk jersey, in the season's best
Charming Dresses Underpriced
M vl.95 ! (Mn.75
For Dresses to $21.50
For Dresses to $31.50
And we neTer had more charming frock to offer you than will
be found In thia Bale. Crepe de chine, taffeta, crepe meteor ana
georgette in sport models or dressy types for afternoon wear. Every
desirable style la represented in the full range of new colors. By far
the prettiest dresses you're seen this season.
. All Other Dresses Offered at Special Prices
Smart New Coats at Reductions
$1495 $19
For Coats up to $21.60 For Coats up to $27.60
Coats are high In public taror this season and the smart eat ot
snappy models are to be found here. Cloth coats In all the new
materials and silk coals for either sport or street wear. AU the
new colors, gold, biege, perriwinkle, turquoise, apple green, rose, char
treuse, gray navy and black. All sites from 16 to 46.
All Other Coats Offered at Special Prices
A Special Saturday Offer in
Georgette and Crepe de Ciiine
Qualities That Are Often Found
Elsewhere at $6.50 or Even Higher.
(In all the new shades.)
Something every woman will want, a beau
tiful hanger for waists or dresses, hesvlly enam
eled In pastel shades, with nickeled hook and
with two rubber tips st each end to keep the gar
ment from slipping off. One wtth every purchase.
A Beautiful Stock of
Taffeta Khaki Kool
Silk Jersey , Pussy Willow
$7.50 Silk Skirts, for S5.95
$10.00 Silk Skirts, for... $7.45
$12.50 Silk Skirts, for $9.95
$15.00 Silk Skirts, for $11.75
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lay? Ittaraay!
At 6 P. M. Tomorrow
The 10-Day Free Trial and
Easy Payment Offer Closes
On the World Famous
Electric Cleaner
Don't delay ! Monday will be too late ! You must get your request for the Free
Trial in today or tomorrow at the latest, because this great offer closes promptly
at 6 p. m. Saturday. Remember tomorrow it positively the last day. ,
We will send you one of our superb, BRAND NEW, easy glidingand deep cleaning Frantz-Premier
Electric Cleaners our very latest model on 10 days' free cleaning trial.
Remember this Free Trial does not cost you a penny--absolutely no obligation to buy. We want
you to see for yourself how the Frantz-Premier picks up threads, lint and ravelings and every speck' of
dust and dirt. '
Clean your carpets and your rugs with it. Try it on your furniture, your mattresses, radiators, walls
and portieres. Try it in all the nooks and corners. Subject it to every test you can think of.
And then if you are not more than delighted with the cleaner, we will send a boy to get it. But if you
simply can't get along without it, then you may keep it and pay down as first payment
nlwr fcO CA If You Decide to Buy After
Uniy $.OU the 10 Days' FREE TRIAL
Then you can pay the balance in small, easy monthly payments, thirty days between each payment.
And remember you are getting the rock-bottom price and the VERY LATEST MODEL.
You buy direct from the manufacturers A BRAND NEW machine right from the factory, and, best
of all, on the easiest kind of easy payments. '
Telephone Douglas 4894 or Write Today Sure
Simply telephone us today or tomorrow and say that you saw our ad in The Bee and that you want
the full details of this great offer. We will see that you get a Frantz-Premier Cleaner on Free Trial this
very day. Don't put this off a minute. Telephone your request at once to our factory branch, 701 World
Herald Building, Douglas 4894, or write us. Remember, Monday will be too late. ,
The Frantz-Premier Distributing Co.
701 World-Herald Building, ----- Telephone Douglas 4894