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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1917.
GIANT GROWS FAT
OH PAVING BLOCKS
TO REDUCE TRAINS
DAHLMAN WANTS TO
AS A WARHEASDRE
He Chewt Them Up Just at
Though They Were Deli
LAD LAYS THE BRICK FAST
By A. R. CROH.
A giant hai been sitting at Fifteenth
and Jones streets for several weeks,
eating "Belgian blocks," those big
Sioux Falls granite paving stones.
He just loved paving stones. He
would eat 'em all day long, crunching
them like a boy eating lemon drops.
Now he has eaten them all up and
has gone somewhere else to find some
more to eat.
The giant was a giant stone crusher.
His presence there was part of a plan
for city em (no, no, lets not use that
threadbare, hackneyed word. I hate
the sound and sight of it, don't you?)
His presence there was part of a plan
of city good management.
The Belgian blocks, you must know,
had served for many years as the pav
ing of Jones street from Fourteenth
to Sixteenth street. They were taken
up and piled at Fifteenth and Jones
Two big items in the new paving
were, first to haul these old paving
stones away and, second, to buy and
deliver on the ground several hundred
tons of crushed stone to make the con
crete base for the new paving.
Hard to Crush, .
If they could only break up those
navinff blocks into crushed stonel But
paving bloeks are very, very, oh, very,
very, very hard. They aren't very
The worn-out paving blocks weren t
afraid of being crushed. , They sat
there in their piles in the vacant lots
and seemed to laugh at the city of
Omaha. "It would take a thousand
men a thousand years to crush us,"
And then along came the big, stolid
looking contraption and was set up
in the street. Then the gasoline en
gine was geared on to it. Then a
doien men witn wneeiDarrowa nean
hauling the paving blocks up and
dumping them into tne giant.
h "Ker-bump-bump-kr-r-r-ash, Iter
ash, ker-ash." ,
Hai Powerful Jaws.
: The giant began crunching with his
powerful jaws. Each poor paving
block was cracked into a thousand
little pieces. The endless belt car
ried the pieces rapidly away and
dumped them -into i nve-ton trucx,
which hauled them off and dumped
them in the street, where later they
were mixed with cement and made
the concrete foundation for ;the new
brick paving. ' ". -
Those hundreds of tons of crushed
Belgian blocks are now part of the
concrete foundation of the new pav
ing and s gang of men is laying the
vitrified brick on top. t
That young colored man certainly
can lav brick. He.olacea seventy
minute, as limed by my trusty Inger-
soll. It takes i dozen men to keep
him sunnlied with bricks, - ' ' .
- And who is this man bossing the
paving job? Why, it's Charlie Fan
ning, our postmaster, who thas util
ises his golden spare moments.
Says He Fought at "Vanilla"
, With Great Teddy R.
William Marshal, 30 years old, a
negro,, was arraigned before Judge
Sears, sitting in criminal court, on a
charts of defiling the American flag.
He pleaded not guilty and was bound
over to the next term of court.
The indictment read to the court by
Deputy County Attorney Abbott
eliarges that Marshall made unpa
triotic remarks in the office of the
P. D. S. laundry, 2117 Cuming street,
on April 13.
At the preliminary hearing Harry
1 W heeler, Dorothy Haldeman and Lu
cille McMillan, employes of the lauiv
dry, testified that .Marshall declared
"the United States never done any
thing for the negro . race. Germany
has dons more."
The laundry people allege that the
negro said "he would take German
Hag and mr.rch up the street with it."
"I wouldn't fight for the United
States," Marshall is quoted as saying.
. "1 wouldn t be no target lor German
When arraigned before Judge Sears
Marshall said "he was joking."
"I'm a patriotic citizen," averred
Marshall. r'I done fought at the bat
tle of 'vanilla' with Teddy Roosevelt."
"A pretty serious joke," mused the
judges "A man who fought at the
battle, of," 'vanilla' should not indulge
in such jokes."
Merchants Contribute . ' "
To Red Cross Society
Contributiona this morning to the
Red Cross ball committee who braved
the weather and visited the wholesale
districts totaled $845. This afternoon
the committee visited the South
Omaha commission men. Those who
have subscribed to the cause so far
are as follows: ,
Nebraska Tal.plion. eompany. .11,.
W B. Smli:. Co 100
Byrne & Hammer ,,, loo
J. L. Brandia A Hone 1 100
Omaha Electrio Llsht and Power po.... 60
Nolaon B. Updike... 10
Paxton aallaaher... , ,, so
Omaha A Council BluUi street Railway 60
Frank Judeon ,. 0
John Deere Plow company...,,.. II
John A. Cavere it
Walter T. Pane ' n
Sterols Wllllama . . n
Little Lad Bitten by Mad
Dog On Way from School
While on his way home from
school, Max Zolotkin, 7, son of
Maurice Zolotkin, 1835 North Twen-ty-first
street, was attacked by a big
black bulldog and bitten on the nose.
Cries of the lad attracted attention
of neighbors, who drove the dog
away. r The animal is said to have
bitten several people in the last two
days. The dog, which is believed to
have been mad, was shot by police
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Highly
' "I'm thoroughly convinced that it
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is given
a fair trial it will cure the most severe
eold;r I tannot speak too highly of it
as it always, cures and is pleasant to
take,-; write!" Mrs. Charles Saxby,
Litchfield. 111. Advertisement,
Railroads Figure Large Num
ber of Men Could Be Trans
ferred to Raising Crops.
TO CUT OUT PARLOR CARS POLICE TO TAKE HAND, TOO
In the interest of economy and to
meet war conditions, there is talk
that a large amount of passenger
equipment will be taken off the rail
roads, not only in and out of Omaha,
but on trains the country over.
Presiderit Calvin says that officially
the matter has not been given serious
consideration, adding that he would
not be surprised to see such action
It is said that the contemplated
move upon the part of the railroads
includes the reduction of the number
of trains operated on the railroads
and a division of the business in a
fair and proportionate manner. For
instance, instead of operating some
sixty passenger trains between Omaha
and Chicago daily over the six lines,
the number might be cut to twelve,
or eighteen each way, and then ar
range the service between tne roans
so as to accommodate the public
nearly as well as now.
At the present, time there are some
fifteen trains leaving Omaha for Chi
cago between 4 o clock and midnight
everv dav. It is figured that this
number of trains could be cut in half
and the ou !ic would suffer no incon
venience. It ii also figured that a
big saving would be made in dis
continuing the running of parlor cars.
J he laying on ot a large number
of trains all over the country, it is
asserted, would release an army of
men, who would be able to engage in
ether lines of work and help become
Omaha Boys to Enter Uncle
Sam's Service at Once
Phillip and Roger McCullough,
Omaha boys, son! of T. W. McCul
lough, associate editor of The Bee,
have been ordrred to report for mili
tary duty at Fort Omaha Friday.
Phillip goes into the signal corps.
He has been connected with the tele
phone company at Minneapolis and
is the first of its experts the telephone
company has ottered to uncle 6am
He has been recommended for a cap
taincv in the signal corns.
Roger will become a member of
the aviation corps and has oeen
recommended for a first lieutenancy.
He has been in Minneapolis engaged
in newspaper work.
Both boys are graduates of the
Omaha High school and former stu
dents at the University of Nebraska.
Red Cross Man, Who Served
; In Mexico, Wants Job Here
Clarence Richardson, a Red Cross
nurse, wHo arrived in Omaha two
weeks ugo from Vera Cruz, N. M., to
attend the funeral of his father, Dr.
Clarence Richardson, of this city, has
applied t the National League for
Woman Service for the position of
Red Cross instructor and nurse. t :
Omaha' 's War News
Local or long distance telephone
messaies relating to military matters
will be given precedence over all other
calls, according to instructions issued
by General Manager W. B. T. Belt of
the Nebraska-' Telephjne company.
The installation of any telephone
equipment to be used for military
work is also to be given preference
over installations tor private parties.
Anv teleohone calls to or from gov
ernment or state officials relating to
federal or state trooDS. army sun.
plies or Red Cross work come under
the special instructions regarding the
handling ot military messages or in
stallation of equipment. '
Forty-twa recruits from Aberdeen,
S. D., are in the city today, enroutt
to Jefferson Barracks, where they are
to go into training, the south ut
kota boys came in over the Milwau
ke road this morning and leave this
evening over the Missouri Pacific
One hundred thousand stickers, ap
pealing for men for the navy, will be
sent , out on the backs of .letters
mailed by' Omaha business houses.
Ensign Joan Ravley, navy publicity
director here, designed tne sticker in
two colors, seven big firms have al
ready volunteered to put them on
their mail: They are: Brandcis
stores, Burgess-Nash stores, tele
phone company, electric light com
pany, M. fc. smith & Co., Byrne
Hammer company and the Hotel Fon-
The I'nitid Improvement clubs at
s special meeting in the city hall in
dorsed national military conscrintion.
Secretary Sutton started a discussion
on tederal control of food products.
the decision of the club being that
it would support the national govern
ment in anything it may do in this
Four thousand. four hundred
Omaha lads would enlist in the navy
if Omaha were to furnish as many
enlistments as Niobrara in propor
tion to population. The Utile up
state town, with only 880 inhabitants,
according to official figures, has sent
tn twenty-one navy recruits.
Mayor Introduces Ordinance
Providing Heavy Fine for
Mayor Dahlman introduced an or
dinance which will impose a fine of
$5 to $100 upon any person who vio
lates 'another's garden.
The measure will operate against
any who "cut, injure or carry away
a plant or vegetable."
"There is unusual gardening in
Omaha this season and it is only fair
to protect those who till the soil
against those who would despoil or
steal," explained the mayor.
The city commissioners are with
the mayor and will vote for the ordi
nance when offered for final reading
The police department will be
asked to co-operate in apprehending
those who violate this ordinance.
Mrs. Edmond Robidoux
Is Critically III at Home
Mrs. Edmond Robidoux, whose
father-in-law was the founder of St.
Joseph, Mo., is critically ill at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. John A.
Wakefield, and it is feared she will
not survive. Mrs. Robidoux is 83
years old and, has lived in Omaha
thirty years. She has a son, Benjamin
Robidoux, 1916 Spencer street, and a
daughter, Mrs. Wakefield, living in
Lifted Right Off!
Try 2 Drop of Magic "Geti-It"
There's a wonderful difference Ketween
Vetting rid of a corn now and the way they
used to try to get rid of ft only four or five
years ago. "GeU-K" haa revolutionlted corn
history. It's the only corn remedy totky
that acta oft the new principle, not only
So? Jttst Trop ot 'flftta-lt How
Tomorrow I'll Just Peel That Oora
of shriveling up the com. but of loosening
the earn off so loon that you ean lift it
right off with your fingers. Put 2 drops of
"Gets-It" on that corn or callus tonight.
That's alL The corn Is doomed sure as sun
rise. No pain, or trouble, or sorenens. You
do away once and for all with toe-bundling
bandages, toe-enting salves and irresponsible
what-nots. Try it-get surprised and Jose a
"Gets-It" Is sold everywhere, 2Se a bottle,
or sent on receipt of price by & Lawrence
A Co., Chicago, III. i
Sold in Omaha and recommended as the
rworld's best corn remedy by Sherman ft Me-
Connell Drug Co. Stores,
Napoleon Once Said:
"A Footsore Army Is An Army
In every community men are drill
ing for National Preparedness. For
all these men the frequent Aise of
ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE, the antisep
tic powder, shaken into the Shoes and
sprinkled in the Foot-bath, increases
their efficiency and insures needed
physical comfort. It takes the fric
tion from the shoe and rests the feet.
Tha troops on the Mexican Border
use Allen s Foot-Ease, and over 100,
000 Packages have been used by the
French and English troops in Europe.
We will mail FREE packages to any
soldier's address upon request. Ad
dress Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
ara ml hai-
o r irriuoit'.
who art sub
ject to fits of I
melancholy or 1
t h "Blues," 1
fat your blood
will Increase your strength
ranee loo per cent in twa
many casas. reraina
IIXaTCO IRON monfjll ilm. b
at mujwo fromjavidiooo dniifi
viruiitf of iMr'Wer row n-
viuanr vrtvwm urn ntrain lit,
lam iwiatr an anar ael
Ik Jhfei II
Indigestion. One package
proves it 25ctt all druggists.,
The Japanese Way To Remove Corns :;
Don't Hurt a Bit-Easy and Simple
The Magic Touch of Ice-Mint Does Jt. Just a Touch Stops
Soreness. Then the Corn or Callous Shrivels and Lifts
" Off. Try it. Your Feet Will Feel Cool and Fine. "
Joit a touch of let-Mint and "Ohr
what Nllcf. Com and callotmi ranUh.
aorma dtaapixara and you can danea
all ntffht r walk all day and your coma
won't hurt a bit No mattar what you
havt tried or how many tlmi you hav
bean ditappolnttd her la a rcaj hIp for
yam at laat. From th vary aaeond that
lea-mlnt touch that aora. tendar corn
your poor tired, aching foat will feat ao
cool, eaiy and comfortable that yoa will
la.t ilKh with r)if. Think of ft; just a
little touch of that deHsthtful, eooling
Ice-mint and real foot Joy la yours. Mo
atttr bow old or tough your pet from
la ha will thrive! right up and you can
pith him out after a touch of Ice-mint
No pain, not a bit of eoreneu, either
when applying It or afterward, and It
dooan't even irritate the akin.
Iee-mint fa the real Japanese nee rat of
fine, healthy, little feet Prevent foot
odora and keeps them cool, sweet and
comfortable. It is now selling like wild
Just ask tn any drug store for a lit
tl lea-mint and give your poor, suffer
Ing, tired feet the treat of their Uvea.
There Is nothing better, nor nothing
'just as good."
A BRANNEW BEVERAGE
Not a "near beer" or "temperance, beer' not
brewed, not fermented and does not contain
malt, therefore the sale 6f it is not a viola
tion of the prohibition law, neither does the
sale of it violate the Constitutional Amend
ment. In the 'case of Luther vs. State, 83 Neb. 455,
our Supreme Court held (as to the character
of the liquor, it was not necessary to prove
more than that it was a Malt Liquor) the
"At any rate, the law- prohibits the sale of
Malt Liquors without a licence, and we must
obey- its plain mandate."
"Near beers" or "temperance
beers" now on the market, con
taining malt are a direct viola
tion of the Constitutional
Amendment, as the Constitu
tional Amendment's wording is
the same as the Slocum law,
both prohibiting the sale or
barter of MALT, spirituous,
vinous or other' intoxicating li
quors. The last legislature pass
ed House Roll No. 793, which
prohibits the sale of any brewed
or fermented drinks, therefore
all dealers should insist that
their jobbers furnish them with
a written guarantee that any
"near beer" or "temperance
beer," which they purchase from
the jobbers, is not BREWED or
fermented and that it does not
tl ! i V ii ii m
faaha Beverage Co-
A BRANNEW BEVERAGE
is in a class of its own, having a flavor and a taste of its own and is not to be com
pared with any "near, beer" or "temperance beer.
WHY sell "near beers" or "temperance beers," which are a direct violation of
our prohibition laws, when you can purchase "OMA," a brannew beverage
which complies with all the laws?
Mail Orders Direct to
OMAHA BEVERAGE CO.
P. O. Box 133 South Side, Omaha, Nebr.
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