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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 22, 1917.
SEEK LARGE FUND
Mrs. C. T. Eountze, Mrs. Louis
Nash, Mrs. W. A. Eedick and
Mrs. Joseph Barker Meet.
NOT TO BE SOCIETY AFFAIR
A big Red Cross ball is planned
by Mrs. George Brandeis. It will
be held at the Foiitenelle within the
next three weeks.
Mrs. Brandeis conferred with Mrs
Charles T. Kountze, Mrs. Louis
Nash, Mrs. William A. Redick and
Mrs. Joseph Barker today at the Ma
tional League for Woman Service
headquarters. At the close of the
conference the big ball was launched.
C. C. Koethen, advertising man
ager for the Brandeis stores, was
called in to manane the publicity.
Mrs. Brandeis emphasizes the fact
that this is not to be a society
"We want everyone to boost for
the Red Cross ball." she said. "The
Red Cross needs a large fund for its
wurK ana me local cnapicr nas vcrv
little money so tar.
The hotel management probably
will have a special supper for the
dancers. Five dollars a couple will
be the admission price.
A larger committee to manage the
ball will be named in a few days.
Wall Paper Manufacturer,
Praises Omaha's Progress
Among Omaha's important visi
tors yesterday were George Tait,
president and general manager of the
Imperial Wall paper company, Glen
Falls, and the William Campbell Wall
Paper company, Hackensack, as
well as numerous auxiliary com
panies maufacturing products that are
used in connection with wall paper.
He was accompanied by his son-in-
law, Carter riall, treasurer ot all ot
these companies, and Harry Webster,
manager of the Chicago branch.
Mr. Tait and associates are finan
cially backing the Yetter-Moore Wall
Paper company of this city, distribut
ors of their products in western terri
tory, under direct charge of W. L.
Yetter, as president and general man
ager. Although he has visited Omaha an
nually for a number of years, Mr.
Tait was much surprised to note the
improvements of every character here
and declared that Omaha appeared
the most prosperous of any city of
its size he had visited on his trip.
He was also much impressed with
the patriotism evidenced on all sides.
In Mr. Tait's opinion the war will
end before the first of January and
the American manufacturers will have
heavy demands from the foreign
countries for years to -come for re
building the devastated districts.
Real Estate Men Charge
Rent for Vacant Lots
Real estate men have had no trou
ble this year in finding people who
would rent vacant lots for garden
tracts. The rule has been to charge
the renter $1 for the summer. This
is only a nominal rental. The charge
is made, real estate men say, to pro
tect the owner and renter from squat
ters. Real ,estate men say a difficulty
they always meet is carelessness of
the renter regarding the rights of the
owner.- In some cases in the past
the renter has -grown weary of his
garden before the summer was over
and has allowed ft to grow up in
weeds. In such cases, it has been
pointed out, it would have been much
better if the ground had never been
worked at all, as then it might have
remained in grass instead of weeds.
There is a feeling that few gardens
will be thus abandoned this year.
Dr. C. E. Hipsley Missing
From Home for Ten Days
Dr. C E.' Hipsley, 'aged SO, of 1524
South Twenty-fifth avenue, left his
home the morning of April 11, telling
his wife that he was going to get a
hair cut. He has not been seen
Mrs. Hipsley told police that he
had been worrying about financial
troubles. She believes that he is the
victim of amnesia and is wandering
about, unable to remember any event
of his past life.
Dr. Hipsley had offices at 1320
Woodmen of the World building. He
was six feet tall and had gray hair.
Whet) he left home he wore a gray
overcoat, dark gray suit and hat. Mr.
and Mrs. Hipsley were married a
City Auto Hits Woman;
Claims $10,000 Damage
Hannah Davis of 1512 North
Twenty-eighth street filed with the
city clerk a claim for $10,000 damages
against the city, asserting that she
suffered serious injuries when struck
by a city automobile on the sidewalk,
Jackson street, between Fourteenth
and Fifteenth streets. Henry Glea
son is named as chauffeur. She was
walking on the sidewalk, she says,
when an automobile was driven sud
denly across her path without warn
ing, and as a result she may lose her
Garfield Circle to Raise
Flag in Jefferson Square
A flag-raising will be held today
at 4 p. m. in Jefferson square under
the auspices of Garfield Circle, No.
11, Ladies of the Grand Army of the
Republic. Mrs. Frank Carmony will
be in charge and the public is invited.
The program is:
Assombly, bugle calli and fife and dram
corps, C. B. Mapei.
Prayer. Kov. J. F. Poucher.
Song, male quartet.
Presentation of the flag, Mra. M. Smith.
Response, Mayor James, C. Dahlnian.
Song, by the audience. -Address,
Rev. C. N. Dawson.
Community Singing to
Feature Choir Concert
Half an hour of community singing
will be a feaure of a spring concert
to be given at Boyd theater on Tues
day evening, May 8, by the Mendels
sohn choir of Omaha. Singing stand
ard and patriotic numbers by audience
and choir has proven popular in Chi
cago and other cities. Isaac Van
Grove of Chicago will be assisting
pianist at the Mendelssohn concert.
Thomas J. Kelly will be director..
Omaha Woman Who Is Making
Plans for Benefit Red Cross Ball
P 1 s-,V.-M
Atrocities Revealed by
Relief Workers in France
A letter received by The Bee from
"Secours National," an organization
for the relief of French women and
children and Belgian refugees, de
clares that in districts liberated by
the retreating Germans devastation
is so complete as to shame the most
There seems to have been no
cruelty which German ingenuity
could devise that has not been prac
ticed on the unfortunate people ot the
liberated districts," the letter says.
"Thev have been left without food
or Clothing and. their homes wantonly
destroyed, and subiected to acts that
would shame a barbarian. Confirma
tion has been made of the story that
Uermans nave driven betore them
young boys and girls over 16 years
of age, in order to depopulate the
districf, leaving only the elderly and
the very young. We have no idea
of. the number of people who need
relier, but .30,1)00 appears to be a mod
erate estimate, .
Mrs. Whitney Warren.' 16 ' East
Forty-seventh street, New York, is
in charge of the relief fund.
Washerwoman Turns Hubby
Over to Police for Safety
Cornelius Duncan. 609 North For
ty-fifth avenue, possessor of $35 Fri
day night, spent it so riotously that
detectives arrested, and held him for
investigation. In police court he was
An hour and a half later, propelled
by the strong right arm of his de
termined spouse, who clutched him by
the scruff of his neck, he again ap
peared at central station.
Now! she exclaimed. Stav here!
Then at least I'll know where you
spend this night, even if I don't know
where you go most of the other
Mrs. Duncan says she takes in
washing and in turn has been in the
habit of being "taken in" by her hus
band, whom she accuses of being a
Divorced, Then Reconciled,
Wife Wants to Quit Again
Ida A. Parsley, who is suine Tames
W. Parsley for divorce in district
court, alleges that her husband failed
to keep his promise to "be good" after
a decree granted in September, 1916,
was set aside at her request. She
sued her husband for divorce jn Au
gust of last year, alleging cruelty and
nonsupport. This time, .she asserts,
she wants an "absolute decree."
Two decrees were granted Saturday
morning, Bayard L. McMullen from
fcthel McMullen and Mary Philhns
from Paul Phillips.
Cash Where Here Slumps,
But Corn Showing High
There was a slump in prices on the
Omaha cash grain market, wheat sell
ing off 8 cents to 11 cents; corn, 4
cents to 6 cents and oats, 2 cents to
3 cents per bushel.
Wheat, with receipts of thirty-two
carloads, sold at $2.58 to $2.62; corn,
fifty-nine carloads, $1.44 to $1.54 and
oats, thirty-four carloads, 69 cents
to 69J4 cents per bushel.
The May wheat option dropped
from $2.56. the high of Friday, to
$2.51, but it still remained 17 cents
over ChicaKO. On corn, the May
option sold up to $1.45 as against
flAiyi, the L-hicago nigh.
Recruits Now Are Officers
Of Future, Says McKinley
Many Omaha young men, eager to
be among the first 10,000 officers of
the big army to be raised tor the war,
are conferring with Captain McKinley
of the army recruiting station.
The latter has just received full in
formation regarding the training
camps, where reserve officers are to
be trained, beginning early in May.
Several score of Omahans plan to ap
ply for permission to attend the Fort
Snelling camp as would-be officers of
the new army.
"The early applicants will be among
the first 10,000 officers," says Captain
High Cost of Living Don't
Hit Boys in Navy Service
High cost of laundry in Omaha,
where the Laundry Men s association
now charges an agreed increase of 10
per cent over the list prices, will be
entirely forgotten by local lads who
join the navy. In that branch of the
service laundry bills on board ships
usually are only 60 cents a month.
Weather for Week to
Be Generally Fair
Washington, April 21. Weather
predictions for the week begining
Sunday by the weather bureau are:
Plains states and upper and middle
Mississippi valleys: Generally fair ex
cept for local showers Tuesday or
Wednesday; normal temperature.
Rocky mountain and plateau re
gions generally fair; temperature near
Initial Offering of War
Notes is Oversubscribed
Washington, April 21. The first
informal offering of a portion of the
$2,000,000,000 in treasury certificates
authorized in the $7,000,000,000 war
finance measure has been greatly
Only Seven More Days
We have a few cases of high class, imported table
clarets. A full line of Italian Swiss Colony Clar
ets and Sauterns. A few cases of Bushmill's
Irish, Black and White, Johnny Walker and Old
Smuggler Scotch. Manhattan and Martini Cock
tails T)y the case. 8 and 10-year-old Cedar Brook
and Old Crow by the gallon.
16th tnd Capitol Ave. "Mail Order. Filled."
LOVE FOR LINGERIE
LANDS GIRLS IN JAIL
Two Winsome Maidens Ar
rested for Stealing from
Down Town Shop.
HOSIERY MAIN ATTRACTION
If Irene Hawes, pretty and 19,
didn't refuse to leave town without
a certain pair of silk stockings which
she had in her room at 1008 North
Sixteenth street, she would still be
at large. As it is, she and her chum,
Emma Witcher, also winsome and
youthful, are locked up in the police
matron's room charged with stealing
$200 worth of wearing apparel from
the Brandeis store.
Detectives Rrinkman and Barta and
Larry Finn. Brandeis store detective,
found the goods in the girls' depart
ment. The silk dress goods, stock
ings and undergarments which the
young women were wearing, were
stripped from them. Their ward
robes, even to a silk, be-flowered robe
de nuit. were all that the richest wo
man could desire, police say.
Alone in Room.
Miss Witcher was alone in the room
when detectives entered. Miss Hawes,
who was about to leave Omaha, tele
phoned to her chum to ask her to set
aside a pair of silk stockings which
Miss Hawes wanted to take with her.
Officers compelled Miss Witcher to
ask "Emma" from where, she was
phoning. They arrested her at
Haines' rlrug store just as she was
leaving the telephone booth.
Miss Witcher was arrested in the
Brandies stores' millinery department.
She had ordered a spring hat. De
tective Finn says that the girls' game
was to order dress goods and have
the bills charged to some well knoyvn
Miss Hawes worked at the Brandeis
stores for a time and thus was in
formed as to those persons who had
a charge account there.
I. L. Beisel, 1814 Pinkney street,
was the man whom the girls chose to
pay their bills, detectives say. When
making a purchase, the young women
frequently asked that their dress
goods be charged to his account,
whose number they knew.
City Hall Heater Explodes;
"Germans!" Yell Employes
Arthur Savard, plumber, thinks that
a broken arm and a gas heater explo-'
sion within one week is enough to '
make him believe that the jinx is,
He suffered a broken arm a week i
ago while cranking an automobile,
yesterday while working in the
rear of the new basement of the city
hall a small gas heater went off like
a gas bomb on the western front.
Savard escaped injuries, but the inci-,
dent upset his aplomb.
The gas heater explosion caused a
temporary cessation of work in the
city hall, exaggerated rumors being j
quickly transmitted. i
Fifty-Year-Old Home of '
Mrs. Wakeley to Be Dismantled
The old Wakeley home at Nine
teenth and California streets is dis
mantled and Mrs. Eleazar E. Wake- j
ley with her daughter, Mrs. C. E.
Crain, are at 620 South Twenty-eighth I
street with Mr. and Mrs. Winchester
Sturgeon, with whom Mrs. Wakelcv
will make her home for the present.
The house just given up by Mrs.
Wakeley was the home occupied by
her and the late Judge Wakeley for
fifty years and was brought here from
Madison, Wis., lumber being then
scarce and difficult to get in this part j
of the country. !
To Watch Fire Apparatus Assem
bled S. R. Faulkner, chief mechani
cian of the tire department, Roes to
Elmlra, N. Y., to represent the city
in assembling of fourteen pieces of
motor apparatus recently purchased of
the American LaFrance Fire Engine
He Has Lived in Omaha for Fifty
Years Taken Bee Since Published
Fifty years ago today Henry Lch
mann arrived in Omaha, having a
short time before come from Ger
many, where for four years he had
been serving an apprenticeship as a
painter and art decorator. When he
reached Omaha it was not the hust
ling, busy city of today, hut instead a
small frontier town. However, Mr.
I.ehniann saw the possibilities and
concluded to remain. Ho was 10 years
of age, and, knowing his trade well,
he easily found employment.
Three years after his arrival Mr.
I-ehniann tired of working under a
boss and launched out lor himself.
Ever since he has been engaged in
the paintiiTR and decorating business
and frequently carries forty to fifty
men on his payrolls. His business
has kept pace" with the growth of the
city and to keep up with it he has
taken his two sons, Chris and Ernest,
Mr. I.ehinann enjoys telling of his
early residence in Omaha and his
stones are entertaining, for they have
to do with the pioneer days of the
city. When he came here there was
not a yard of pavement on the streets
of the city. In those days the busi
ness clustered around the foot of
lower Famam street, which, like other
streets' on which there was any
amount of travel, in wet weather was
a sea of mud. There were few side
walks with the exception of along
the first few business streets and such
walks as there were were of plank.
Since the first day of its publica
tion Mr. I.ehmann has been a sub
scriber to The Bee. He was a per
sonal friend of the late Edward Rose-
Pierre, S. D., High School
Graduates All to Enlist
High school at Pierre, S. D., is to
be closed next week, six weeks earlier
than usual. Practically all the gradu
ating boys and many of the under
graduates will immediately join the
navy. This information came to dis
trict navy recruiting headquarters here
from Postmaster James Holm of
water, founder of The Bee. and in
speaking of the paper he said:
"Unless 1 have been out of the city
or ill, since the day of the first issue.
I have never missed reading The Bee,
either the morning or evening edi
tions." Mr. Lchmann remembers the early
days of the existence of The Bee,
when it was a little four-page paper,
dealing mostly with local news.
Parks to Start Hauling
Cleanup Rubbish Monday
City Commissioner Parks instructed
his foremen to have equipment ready
Monday morning to begin hauling
work in connection with the cleanup
"I found many of the alleys too
muddy to warrant starting the work
as I had intended to do. If the
weather man will do his part we will
be out early Monday morning," said
"This will give citizens more time
to place their refuse materials in
alleys. It is going lo be a great suc
cess," announced Katherine Worley
of the civics committee of the Wom
Standard Oil Company
Buys Down Town Site
The Standard Oil company has
purchased the lot at the southwest
corner of Eighteenth and Howard
streets. Mr. Giesing of the W. Far
nam Smith cunpany represented the
Standard Oil company, and A. P.
Tukey & Son represented the Sterling
Realty company in the deal. The
property brought $25,000. It is 58x80
FOR THE STOMACH
0 ST E ITER'S
Try a bottle at the first sign
of Indigestion or Biliousness
We want a man who chaf
ed in the ranks, has won
out, holds a big position
and wants a connection
with an o r g a n i z ation
where practically no limit
exists as to how high h!
can climb as to salary or
If you think you could put
through an important busi
ness deal calling for acu
men and force of person
ality, or if you could han
dle investment securities,
or if you believe you could
so adapt yourself, you are
the man we want.
We can afford to pay a
man anything he is worth.
Do not let the fact that
you are getting a big sal
ary now deter you from
replying. We are after the
man of exceptional sales
ability who has already
made good in a large way.
Stateyou r age, experience,
whether western trained,
and give address in full.
Replies held strictly con
fidential. Address Box 3043, Bee.
Read the list
cials on anoth
We Save You Money There Are Reasons
IT HOWARD STS.
ISI3-llt) HOWARD St
Housecleaning Helps for Every Housekeeper
Just now when you may be perplexed as to certain
changes in your furnishings and a new piece "here and
there" Is neededno greater opportunity tor you
make such a situation easy ever presented itself
than you find in our TWO MIGHTY STOCKS ot
everything for the home. We are now able tOj,
show you at the Raymond, where the dlscon.
tinuatlon" prices are In force, and at our home store, 17th and Howard, sav
ings such as you have never made betore at housecleaning time are now
open to you.
Living Room Luxury Cou
pled With Unheard oi Econ
omies in Price
Big Easy Dav
Chairs to match
in all the popu
Tapestry Davenport near Illustration, hair sur
faced, length 80 Inches, very deeply filled, $56.00.
Black Leather Davenport, $38.60. Tapestry orer
atuffed. Arm Chain and Rockera, splendidly con
structed, $16.75, $18.00, $21.76 and up to the large
English Spring Arm style, at prices much under their
present factory value.
Rugs and Floor Coverings
of every kind for every room; for the
Sun Parlor, for the Porch a great
showing at both stores.
In room sizes, there are Wiltons, 9x
12 at $39.75; Axministers, select de
signs, 9x12, $21.75. Wool Fibers, $5.75.
Crex, 5x10, $7.00. Novelties in Rag
Rugs in every coloring from 65c up.
45c, 65c and 75c pretty designs. A
few patterns of roll ends, sufficient for
one room as low as 39c
Our Bed Boom Furniture
Sections at both stores set a
pace in variety of the latest
in style and period adapta
tion in enamels, brown ma
hoganies and walnuts.
There are odd Dressers
and Dressing Tables, out of
broken suites, pieces that are
exactly suited to your needs,
at Surprising Bargains.
This magnificent Wal
nut Dressing Case $69.75
Telephone Stands in Walnut,
Mahogany and Jacobean Oaks.
Stand and stool, in a number of
and all the new
Featured All Week
$24.75, $26.75, $32.50
Quartered Oaks, Mahog
anies and Walnuts.
$8.75, $li76, JJ13.75.
Refrigerators That Make
money for you In saving ice bills.
does this very
100 Per Cent
Prlces-47.66, $8.75, $10-50,
$13.75 and $16.76. Big
Family Size, 100 pounds'
ice capacity, white enamel
(5 D nl if
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I III Sill HMIIIIIlip Mil -
They are built, not stuffed. Combinations
of felted layers of clean, pure cotton and fine
wood fibre; 50-pound mattresses, $4.75,
covered in blue art tick, full felt, roll edge.
More than 20 grades and weights in our
mattress department to select from. SEE
THIS display early in the week and make
the saving now offered on them.
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