Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 25, 1917, Page 4, Image 4

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Spends Nine Months Abroad
and is Dead Broke in Paris
for Three Days.
By A. R. GROH.
Now, John, we'll finish this little
talk that we began yesterday in re
iponse to your question.
At age 20 I went to New York to
see the sights, I decided to go abroad
I had S3U in cash, But, not deem
ins this sufficient to take a European
trip in the style in which I wanted to
travel, I got a job on the steamship
Jorpnto as a flunkey.
Mv duties were very simple.
washed dishes, scrubbed floors and
polished brass from 5 a. m till 8:30
p. m. If I could have resigned at the
end of my first day's work, I assure
you the crew of the "Toronto" would
have been "short" one flunkey. I slept
in the sailors' fo'castle.
I got much chance to enjoy the
bracing sea air when I was polishing
the outside of the portholes or going
across the main deck to get meals and
vegetables out of the big refrigerator
in the stern of the ship. But I finally
arrived in Hull, England, with my
capital intact (except for a $5 tip to
the steward.) '
;' Broke in Paris.
t spent nine months abroad, that
trip. 1 was broke in fans tor three
days while waiting for drafts from my
American bankers. The police are
very courteous there. But I got
through all right and wai smuggled
aboard a ship for the rjturn voyage.
The good captain nearly had anop
lexy when he discovered me. How
ever, we had dropped the channel pilot
six hours before and the next stop was
New York. The old sea dog certainly
made me work, though and then
shook hands with me when we
reached New York.
My, my, John, but I could fill you
full of adventures on that trip alone.
But people who tell about their trav
els are bores. In my boyhood l knew
a man who had gone on a Cook's tour
to Europe. And every time I went
over to his house he got out his cost
cards and kodak pictures and told me
all about it. I resolved then that J
would avoid that mistake,
f Becomes a Motorman.
Well, when I got back to this coun
try I accepted a lucrative position as
motorman in Philadelphia, which 1
Held tor one month. Uh, yes, 1 re
signed voluntarily, though I did look
handsome in my uniform ot blue.
Girls used to wave to me at many a
street corner. Ana wnen tney did i
ilways stopped. :
Later I accepted another position,
packing tinware in a wholesale house,
it $9 a week. But, in spite of the
salary, I soon tlrrd of this.
I- had been writing for the maga
zines. One editor accepted one of my
stories and paid for it, - He lost his
position shortly afterward, .for some
Then I heard of a daily paper about
to start in a small town not far from
Omaha. So I put on my new, double
breasted blue suit, shined my shoes
and went to see them. They seemed
in doubt about my ability, but I told
them I had been in the newspaper
business even as a boy. (You remem
ber' I had told "papers.) . So I ac
cepted the position as reporter, city
editor, managing editor, telegraph
editor, exchange editor,- sporting edi
tor and society editor.
Yes. I took course in the univer
sity also, but I have never found this
any serious drawback in my trade
profession, I mean.
Kennedy Will, Succeed
!; - Sturgess on the Board
Frank- A. Kennedy will succeed
Thomas P. Sturgess on the Board of
Public Welfare, Mayor Dahlman has
received the resignation of Chairman
Sturgess and acceptance of Mr. Ken
nedy. ; . . I
The incoming member is editor of
the Western Laborer and served on
the; old fire, and police board. He is
well known in labor circles in the
west . :
Mr. Sturges started with the board
when it was organized' in February,
1916, and served until this time as
chairman. He worked hard to get
the board started on a substantial
basis and leaves on account of press
of other business affairs. ' Mayor
Dahlman reluctantly accepted his
resignation, which will become effec
tive on May L .
This Youth Wants a Wife,
i But Specifies Loneliness
. To the office of The Bee comes the
filamt of Claude Evans, General De
ivery, Columbus, Neb., who says he
has been a roaming Romeo for a long
time, but realizes how that playing
the field is zero-plus in out and indoor
sports. - In short, he wants to settle
up with the world and settle down
with a wife.
To accomplish this he asks The
Bee to find him some nice, lonely
Omaha girl, well knowing that The
Bee gets results.
So, girls, if you're lonely and nice
and er ah matrimonially inclined,
why not look up Claude's rating and
make him happy. .
Potato Acreage in State
To Be Enormous This Year
"Notwithstanding the fact that
seed potatoes are selling at $2.50 to
$3 per bushel, the acreage being
planted in Dawes, Box Butte, Sheri
dan and other counties up in the
northern part of the state is going
to be fully double that of any for-
mer year, says R. A. Lovelace, as
sistant immigration agent of the Bur
lington, who has just returned from
a tour of that section. "There are
many who have out 100 and some 160
acres." - -
Parks Moves 808 Loads
S ' i Of Rubbish First Day
City Commissioner Parks' street
cleaning armada moved 808 loads of
rubbish from alleys and streets on
Monday. The sprinn drive against
debris is being pushed by -a large
force of men, teams, wagons .and
automobile trucks.' '
-The work win be completed be
fore Saturday. The haulers started
in the outer precincts of the city and
are working toward the center.
Westbrook, Mrs. F. J. McShane, jr.; Mrs. Louis Clarke, Miss Irene McKnight and Mrs. E.
E. Standfield. Lower Left to right: Mrs. Clarke, Miss McKnight, Mrs. McShane, Mrs. Stan
field and Mrs. Westbrook
(ST) Sid ''i?V5iV
teagj , J ' - , r.'f. ;
ll I i - - " - ' m,m, -n
see how the wheels got
round I"
Mrs. Louis Clarke, captain of the
motor driving division of the Na
tional League of Woman Service, is
showing the "works" of her car to
her commandants, Mrs, E. 3- West
brook, Mrs, F.J. McShane, jr.; Miss
Irene McKnight snd Mrs. E. E. Stan-
Big Food Operator Sayi fed
eral Oorernment Should
Prevent Price Kiting.
Charles H. Pickens, manager of
Paxton & Gallagher's wholesale gro
cery establishment in Omaha, believes
the government should prevent ex
cessive prices that ate being ' asked
on many food items.
Mr; Pickens' opinion on the food
supply, possible shortage and wisdom
or unwisdom of the present buying
mania was published recently in the
Journal of Commerce as follows:
"Don't think there is a large sur
plus of food products with possible
exception, of beans, flour, meats and
potatoes, I believe the visible stock
of food in some lines is less than
The buying mama is unwise, If it
becomes universal few will have much
and the majority none.
"Retailers' and jobbers' stocks, con
sidering shortage, will be out of many
itema before new packs and crops
are available.
I don't think families and other
consumers buy much in excess of im
mediate requirements. - . . ... .
1 think a strong campaign on ex
travagance and waste would help
carry the Country through until new
goods come on the market.'
"I believe the Kovernment should
prevent, if possible, excessive prices
that are being asked on many food
items and arrange, if possible, to con
vince the jobbers and retailers, pack
ers, growers of fruit and vegetables
that sufficient tin cans can be se
cured for the present growing crop.
That would relieve to a great extent
the present rush for that type of
merchandise. Publishing the govern
ment monthly grain report, showing
great shortage, causes speculation and
excessive -buying on the part of
Militia Ends Practice
Of Traveling Hoboes
When Captain Hamilton of Com
pany B of the Guard discovered a
man in a box car on the Burlington
tracks under the approach to the
Mrs. Westbrook and Mrs. McShane
both head motor driving classes.
which will begin taking a course of
instruction in motor mechanics
Wednesday morninsr. The women
will volunteer as ambulance drivers
or messengers if the need arises.
The women aren't dressed for the
part yet. That comes later.
"You don't catch me crawling un
der a car with my skirts on. They're
a nuisance.' I'm going to wear, a
Union Pacific bridge Monday night
he thought at first he had another
war plotter. But the. man turned out
to be a homeless "bum," who was
just stealing lodging from the rail
road. -After close questioning the
captain released the mail with a
warning to keep away from the
Officials of Savage
Tire Corporation
Are Omaha Visitors
H. N. Mabery, treasurer and gener
al superintendent of the Savage Tire
corporation of San Diego, Cal., and
Harry Harges, manager of the Chi
cago branch of the corporation, vis
ited Omaha yesterday on their way
over the middle western territory.
Both Mabery and Harges Were
particularly well pleased with the out
look in this section of the country
and were quite loud in their praise of
Manager Wilson of the Omaha Sav
age Sales company. Regardless of
(he fact that the' Omaha Savage Sales
company has been located in Omaha
but a few months, it has climbed to
third place among the twenty-six Sav
age tire branches located in the mid
dle west.
The output of the Savage factory
has been more than doubled in the
past few months, but the supply is
still too small to meet demands.
Plans are under consideration for
new buildings and a further increase
in output.
Both Kinney Brothers .
Now Wearing Uniforms
Paul Kinney, an Omaha boy, young
est of the four sons of Thomas D.
and Mary Kinney, joined the navy in
San Francisco last week. Young Kin
ney recently finished his apprentice
ship as machinist in the' Sacramento
shops and enters the service as sec
ond class machinist.
His elder brother, George A Kin
ney, letter carrier in the Omaha post
office, enlisted in the marines last
January and has qualified as a sharp
shooter, at present stationed at
Charleston. Both lads are nephews
of T. J. Fitzmorris of The Bee edi
torial staff. - I
Would-Be Suicide Carried
Naturalization Papers
O. F. Strom, 709 South Sixteenth
street, was found in his bed over
come by gas asphyxiation. Tightly-
riding habit," said Mrs. McShane,
who is an expert driver. She drove
her car from Omaha to Chicago in
little more than passenger train time.
Mrs. McShane thinks "gym" bloom
ers are the .most practical things to
wear. Chicago- women motorists are
wearing bloomers at their class work.
Mrs. Westbrook's class will take
instruction at the Nebraska Auto
school and Mrs. McShane's at the
McShane Motor company.
locked windows and doors and open
gas jets convinced the authorities that
he tried to end his own life.
In Strom's pockets was found an
envelope containing naturalization
papers issued here in 1888 and indi
cating that he was born in Germany.
He left nothing else to indicate a
motive for his act.
No ncd to delay purchulng- a amnin
Diamond or fine Watch for personal wear
or for a wedding present because of lack
of ready money, for you can buy ot us
on charge, account just as easily and
pleasantly as though you paid ail cash.
U75 L VEJlleM,
fin solid sold, on
brilliant Diamond,
on real Pearl, 16
inch o 1 1 d gold
neck chain
S1.8S Month
360 Diamond Rinff,
1. ioim sold.
tia rerieo
tion" mtg.
$3,80 Month
533 -Men's Diamond
Ring, S prong tooth
mounting, 14k solid
gold, Roman
SI. 60 a Week
"There's a Reason"
$15 A'ii
1041 Con vert (bit Bracelet Watch, fin tit
quality Sold filled, plain polish!. High
grade. Full Jeweled movement, silt dial.
Caa and Bracelet guaranteed 20 yeara.
$1.50 Month
Opm Daily Till P. M. Saturday Till
9:30. Call or write for Catalog No. 903.
Phona Douglas 1444 and our talesman
will call.
Tha National
Credit Jawalera
iBR0s&ca:ra "oA,.a,
You can gtt Sunklat
Oranf a wherever
uniformly food fruit
' is sold. Tissue- wrappers
tamped "Sunkist'' lden
tify too genuine. Order
Uniformly Good
, CaJUMifeFietiGremtaaeasa
Mrs. Vincent Carlson Trails to
Cover Men Who Bobbed
Her of Her Jewelry.
Mrs. Vincent Carlson, 1702 Daven
port street, vowed that she would
catch the thieves who robbed her of
a diamond ring which her husband
gave her one year after their mar
riage. Although still weak from her strug
gle with the robbers, she followed
them from her home, where the rob
bery occurred, to Hotel Flomar,
where she watched them until De
tectives Holden and Rooney placed
them under arrest.
The men gave the names of Christ
Theros and John Thompson.
"I fought them all I could," said
Mrs. Carlson, showing marks on her
face and arms as proof of her strug
gle. "I pleaded with them not to
take my wedding ring and my dia
mond ring and offered to give up the
money that was in my purse. But
they tore the rings from my fingers
and left me, unconscious, on my bed."
The assault and robbery, which po
lice say is among the most brazen
ever committed in Omaha, took place
in Mrs. Carlson's residence after the
thieves had followed her from down
town. "I knew they were following me,"
said Mrs. Carlson. "When I neared
my home I ran. They ran after me.
I tried to shut the door,, but they
pushed it open, grabbed me and
dragged me into my room. I screamed
and struggled. But what can a lone
woman do against two powerful
men? I would die rather than lose
the jewelry, but I knew I would put
those men behind bars before long."
Mr. and Mrs. Carlson were married
a year ago. The husband is now in
Miles City, Mont. He recently sent
her the diamond ring.
"He couldn't afford an engagement
ring when we promised to marry,"
explained the wife. "But after the
marriage he saved his money and
bought me the ring. It means too
much to Vincent and me."
Mrs. Carlson's diamond ring and
wedding ring were found in the pock
ets of Theros and Thompson.
Students Accepted For War Work.
Chicago, April 2f. Twenty-seven North
western university students have been ac
cepted for Young Men's Christian associa
tion work among the aohdleri In European
camps. Among the number are: R. E. El
Itngwood, basket ball star, and Robert Hoi
gate, .on ot the university's acting presi
dent, i
For Good Printing at LowPrices
Printed Boslnes. Cud. S.t
Prlnted Envelope., 3VixSH- -"-s
Printed Letter Heads, SVtlU S3 JM
Printed Envelope nelo.nres S1AO
Bill HmmIs, Statement, and Other Fitst-
ing at Reasonable Prices.
Samples end Prices of All Kind, ef
Printed Matter Sent Pre. Upon Request.
Dyers, Cleaners, Hatters, Furriers and Tailors,
2211-2217 Faraam Street. Telephone Tyler 34S.
The Shoe Market is compelled to move out
Hundreds of pairs of women's and growing girls'
li.e"e "ld. $1-00 ! $1.95
The lines are broken, but the choice is great If
we have your size it will mean a big saving on the
H. C. L to you.
This sale will last only a few days. DO NOT
WAIT. The Wreckers Are Coming.
The Shoe Market
Miss and Mrs. Omaha!
Here's a Gripping Good Bye On
Gladsome Garments Here's a Way
To Win a Wardrobe at Insignificant
Figures "The Wreckers Are Coming"---Still
You May Jump in Ahead!
If you only KNEW what a few dollars will
do here now; if you only knew the Bargain
possibilities opened up for you at this time;
if you only knew what "Closing Out Sale"
reductions really amount to. If you only
realized all this you WOULDN'T lose much
time in getting here. We are arriving at the
fateful "last moment;" soon the rasping key
will lock these doors, and soon after that the
very doors that were locked will be carried
away. Every thing in this stock has been
placed into "LOTS" for quick selling. Come
in and "shop" just as you would at a Bargain
Counter. Everything bears a Final Selling
price and that price fairly screams because
it has been squeezed so hard. Come buy all
the clothes you'll need for SPRING.
$4.95 Special
Silk and Serge Skirts
worth up to 7.50 each, but what will we da
with them if we have 'em on our hands when
this stores closes on May 1?
that sold for as
much as $25 to be
hurried out, at only
that sold for as
much as $29.50 to
be closed, at only
that b r o u gh t to
$32.5 0 formerly,
may now be had, at
that brought up to
$35.00, to be closed
now, at only
Coats and Dresses
Worth up to $25.00
Takes choice of a lot
of 200 of these gar
ments. Odd quanti
ties, but all worthy.
Coats and Dresses That
formerly brought to $19.50
Odds 'and short A
lines, to be sure, but y
values that will be
hailed as marvelous.
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