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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1917.
OMAHA GETS A CDT
ON TOURIST RATES
Protest of Commercial Club
Against Discrimination Re
sults in Rate Change.
ASS NOT SATISFIED YET
Discrimination in tourist ratu in
favor of Kansas City as against
Omaha on eastern touring, lias been
reduced by $1.
Kansas City lines, however, ad
vanced their eastern tourist rates $1,
aid the Omaha rate was left where it
was. This reduces the discrimination
in favor of Kansas City from the
former $6.10 to $5.10.
Outside of this, the discrimination
against Omaha in all touring originat
ing west of Omaha and Kansas Citr
has been removed.
These concessions were the net re
ault of a trip to Chicago by a com
mittee of Commercial club men, con
sisting of President Randall K. Brown
of the Commercial club. Executive
Chairman C C George, Former Pres
ident J. A. Sunderland and John S.
Brady. In Chicago the committee
was joined by E. J. McVann, man
ager of the club's traffic bureau, who
now maintains offices in Omaha,
.Washington and Chicago.
The committee called upon the va
rious railway officials in Chicago to
plead Omaha's case for an equitable
adjustment of tourist rates east.
For over a year Omaha has suf
fered the humiliation of seeing tourist
rates east much cheaper from Kansas
City than from Omaha, even where
the distances were the same, or where
the distance from Kansas City may
have been greater than that from
Though the committee now got
some little concessions from the roads
. in the reduction of the discrimination
I by the sum of $1, and the elimination
of the discrimination on business
crisrinating west of Omaha., the com
miltce is by no means satisfied. The
members led, however, tsat the con
cessions gained justify the trip.
The committee has not expressed
itself as to the next step to be taken
in the fight, but it is thought likelv
that a case will be filed before the
Interstate Commerce commission
seeking further to eliminate the dis
Of Three Are Unloaded
i Joseph Salanotro, suing Bosie Sa
lauotro for divorce in district court,
alleges misconduct, Harry Hollander
would be treed from Kose Hollander
on grounds of alleged cruelty, and
Garnet Wilcox wants s divorce from
Fred Wilcox on grounds of alleged
Katie Mina was granted decree
from Manuel Mina, Frankie A. Lee
was freed from Clarence Lee( and
Eliza J. 7-weiffl was divorced from
Dave C. Zweifcl, . ,j
F. E. Henzie was made a member
of the board of directors and execu
tive committee of the Omaha Busi
ness Men's association. Mr. Henzie
uring the last few years has been
prominent identified as supatintend-
nt of construction with tne erection
f several of Omaha s large buildings,
among which was the Blackitone
hotel. Mr. Henzie is tne Banners
Realty Investment company's general
superintendent of construction.
Six Firms Bid On New
. Athletic Club Building
Four Omaha contractors and two
St. Louis concerns are bidders for the
job of constructing the ten-story
Omaha Athletic club building. There
are but six bidders. Bids were opened
Thursday and are now being tabu
lated in tne omce or Arcnneci jonn
Latenser. The bidders are J. C. Mar-
dis & Co.. Tohn Hart. Gould t Son
and Selden-Breck company, all of
Omaha, and James Black & Co. and
lames Stewart & Co.. both of St.
rJf,Jjtfm Jpt Jmt JM From th. Chp.t T.t's Good
! Omaha War News
j lie navy acquired two ropes
Tnui suay. Newell and Wayne Ropes,
brothers, enlisted tor sea service,
along with another pair of brothers,
James r. and Cyrus 1. Cooper, and
two other lads, all graduates of the
high school of Onawa, la. The fifth
and sixth lads in the group from that
town wers Daniel P, Terry and Har
old C Cburtwright. The group was
graduated early, in order that they
might get diplomas before volunteer,
ing for the war.
So many "Join the Navy" stickers
will be used by big business houses
of Omaha on the backs of their let
ters that Enaign Rayley has doubled
his original order. The telephone
company alone will use 101,000 of the
little pasters. iiurgess-Mash com
piny, Brandeis stores, M. E. Smith
Co., the Hotel Fontenclte, Byrne.
Hammer company and the electric
light company will also send out
many, so the navy publicity man ia
having icuu,uuu printed.
Federal muster of the .Omaha bat
talion of the Guard has been com
pitted. Only thirteen men . out of
about 500 were mustered out of serv
ice because of physical disaualihca.
tions. The federal mustering officers
are now mustering the other com.
panics of the Fourth regiment, out in
the state. No decision has yet been
announced as to mustering out mar
ried men or those with dependents.
A new movie reel, depicting navy
life, is now being shown at Omaha
theaters, It was furnished by the
navy ' recruiting service and was
booked locally by Ensign Rayley.
Only thirteen recruits ioined the
army Friday, up to uoon. "Perhaps
the volunteers hesitate to go to war
on rriday. remarked bergeant Han
sen. Recruiting in all branches to
taled only twenty-seven at noon and
it was the twenty-seventh day of the
Seven navy volunteers came from
Atkinson, ' Neb., Friday afternoon
with Chief Gunner's Mate Price, who
made a recruiting trip there. He re
ported that more Atkinson lads are
coming to join the navy Sunday.
Mrs. George Doane of the Asso
ciated Charities will speak to th
women interested in the Social and
Welfare department of the National
1-eague for Woman service Tuesdav.
giving her experiences in visiting
families in need, how to gain neces
sary information and helpful advice
in tneir new worK.
fffirty members of the First Meth
odist church Woman's Aid society
have offered their services for war
reliet work under direction of tin
Daughters of the American Revolt
tion in the Army building. As the
only available day left for new work
ers at the Army building headauar
ters is Saturday, thtf will probably
. nuiu ineir classes tncn. -
,', (All Site)
ON BOAED OF BUSINESS
CHIEF DUNN WILL
All Members of Police Depart
ment Must Stop Bootlegging
On Their Beats.
KAISER'S FAVOEITE SON RE
PORTED DEAD OF TYPHUS.
MAY HAVE LIQUOR IN HOME
"I am going to hold all members of
the police department to strict ac
count in the enforcement of the pro
hibition law, beginning next Tues
day," stated Chief of Police Dunn.
The chief has sent written instruc
tions to the police station, outlining
just what will be expected.
"I am g'jing through with this and
there will be no ifs or ands about it,"
continued the chief. "Saloon men
have been advised that if liquors are
found in their premises on or after
Tuesday morning, the goods will be
confiscated and they will be held un
der the new law. The same will apply
to any public place. The law permits
linuors in places of residence if the
stocks were purchased Detore May 1.
Visits the Governor,
Chief Dunn and Acting Superinten
dent Jardine visited Governor Neville
''The governor gave us to under
stand that he will make every effort
to enforce this prohibitory law and
he expects co-operation from local of
ficials," said Mr. Jardine.
Policemen having regular beats will
be responsible for any bootlegging
which may be carried on within their
territory. On that subject the chief
remarked: "I will file charges against
any policeman on whose beat boot
legging ia permitted."
The police also will be expected to
exercise diligence against illegal ship
ments of liquors, the new law ex
pressly prohibiting shipments into
Nebraska except pure ethyl alcohol
to wholesale druggists, retail drug
gists, scientific institutions and hos
pitals, and wine for sacramental pur
poses to wholesale druggists, church
goods houses and authorized repre
sentatives of churches and religious
Incidental to the closing of saloons
the chief ia making preparations to
meet emergencies, particularly on Sat
urday evening. Some of the saloon
men say they will close on Saturday
Slayer of Officer
Given Life Term
Marcario Peres Romers, Mexican,
alleged slayer of Cornelius Cross, a
special officer for the Northwestern
railroad, was sentenced to remain tor
life in the penitentiary by Judge
Sears, sitting in criminal court. The
judge overruled a motion for a new
rial hied by 1'ublic Defender tiorton.
Romers, together with Julian Lo
pez and Miguel Aguirre, were sur
prised by Officer Cross on the night
of January 21, while in the act of rob
bing a freight car in the Omaha rail
road yards. Cross was fatally wound
ed in a revolver duel with the rob
bers. When he was captured several
days later Romers had three bullets
in his hody. A jury returned a ver
dict of "guilty" at his trial a few days
Lopez was found guilty by a jury
a month ago and sentenced to twenty
years in the penitentiary. Aguirre,
he third member of the trio, will be
Mixcr IITtV JTOtDJUCH
Unconfirmed reports from Copen
hagen state that Prince F.itel Fricd-
rich, the kaiser s second son, lias died
of typhus. Prince Kite! is the favor
ite son of the German emperor. He
was born July 7, 188.5. In 1914 he
commanded the Urst regiment of the
afternoon and others will close at 8
o'clock on Saturday evening. Stocks
are nearing depletion.
There are 363 licensed' retail and
wholesale liquor dealers and seventy-
five licensed druggists in Greater
Omaha, . .
German Patrols Are
Searching Neutral Ships
Copenhagen, April 27. (Via Lon
don.) German patrol ships are con
tinuing their activities against neu
tral shipping in the Skaagerak. Re
cently the Scandinavian-American
liner United States was halted and
examined. Yesterday the Norwegian
passenger steamer Harfagre, plying
between Frederikshaven, Denmark,
and Christian.sand, Norway, was
seized and taken to a German port.
Our Own Ralston Made
Duofolds and Davenports
You Touch a Spring to Make Bed
AN extra bed in your home takes care
of many emergencies; a Davenport
or Duofold in your living room solves the
problem without -the extra bedroom.
.They are A No. 1 In every respect, made
in fumed or golden oak or ma
hogany, upholstered in Spanish Fabric
coid, genuine Spanish leather and hand
some tapestry. : Worthy of a place in the
well furnished room. Made in our own
(TV v r.4?
factory and fully guaranteed; Priced from $33.25 and by easy steps to $90.00-
lis??1 3B I
Special Sale of Golden Oak Rockers
Your Choice of Two Patterns
Hp HE CHAIR ILLUSTRATED is one of the
patterns, the other is very similar except
for the arrangement of rails at back. Both
models are of strong, generous construction
with spring cushion seats upholstered in genu
ine Spanish brown leather. Altogether
are wonderfully restful, well fin
ished rockers that will satisfy the
most critical.. We could not buy
them to sell again under $14.00.
Like picture, with four large
drawers and two smaller ones at
top. Carefully built of well seas
oned oak throughout;' . finished
golden and polished. ,'
Sis of top, 30x18, 1
Price for '
Several hundred ysrds of
If :i . : 1 .
voile, specialty prtueu,
yard 12H. 18
Serviceable grades of Mar
quisette, for Saturday, at,
yard.. ..15. 20. 25
Curtain Swisses that would
cost today ONE-THIRD
more, at, yard. .lie. 14
Attractive designs in bed
room and living room Cre
tonnes, at, yard, 18. 23
150 pairs of Voile Curtains,
in ivory and ecru, hemstitch
ed and trimmed with lace.
' 2 i yards long. Splendid val
ues, at per pair. .. .81.50
Filet Net Curtains, a very
popular and desirable cur
tain, in ivory and Egyptian
either figured or plain cen
ters; very good Values, per
pair. . $2.50 and 83.00
Tt us titlmatc fiis eost of ntw
shut! for your home, mad. from
UDilllMl HKbNLlH .bad. clotu.
RUGS SECOND FLOOR
Axminster Rugs Z'l
"IITE have an exceedingly large stock of this well known rug,
in good colors and designs. They are recommended
wherever a hard wearing rug is desired, at a moderate price.
9x12 size, at $35. 830. 833. 836, 839.50
Smaller rug lines to match at the following prices:
27x60 inches, at 83.50 I 36x72 inches, at 85.85
4-6x7-6, at...:. .-..811.50 I 6x9 feet, at ..821.00
. 8-3x10-6, at 826.50 and 830.00
CROSS SEAM AxmimUri at a saving of 40
B12 sis., -special, at. .... .819.85. 821.95 nd 823.95
Bissellt Gold Medal
KITCHENWARE DOWN STAIRS
"Clean Up" and Garden Specials
CUT THIS LIST OUT
-Every Item Save You Money
Johnson's Prepared Wax, 1-lb crh 49
1 pint Warren's Varnish Renewer, for furniture, floors, autos
or woodwork; applied with a cloth; 60c value. ..... .39
No-More-Dust Sweeping Compound, for rugs; the can... 8
Linoleum Lacquer, renews and preserves linoleum, 1-qt. can,
Stop Stooli, 26 Inohn high, stoutly built 85c
11.50 PUNCH MOP ind 11.00 can of Floor Polish, for fl.is
Dandelion Woodcr, ipoelal, for 39c
6-qt. Golvanised Heavy Hprlnkllna Can; tdc value .....40c
lS-qt. Galvanlied Heavy Sprinkling Can: $1.00 value S9c
Orchard A Wllnelm Ivory Vinieh Furniture Pollen .2Sc and BOc
rt.-k.Hi A WIU..IH. n..n K'lHi.i. a.-ni... Dn.h t Kn.
Whit. Enamel 12-qt. Water Pall: 7Se value for.'..'.'.'..'.'.'.'.'.' 69c
ISiIT willow Clothes Basket: ask for No. a; 6 kino.. 69c
S-SaL Lock. Cover Galvaniaed Garbaaa Can, for. .. . .79c
100 National Lawn Mow
ers, 16-inch size,
Special value for
Red Cross Ball Leaders
Get Over $1,000 Already
Over $1,003 in contributions has
been donated to the Red Cross fund
through the efforts of the Red Cross
II committee, unc hundred and
fifty letters were received Friday
morning by the committee, contain
ing checks and more orders for
All of the $2.30, which is the price
of the ticket to the ball, goes to the
local fund, as everything incurring ex
pense has been donated.
It is said that over J,uuu win nt
raised by the ball for the cause.
lhe committee is still visiting the
commission men and expect to get
some large donations late today.
Union Pacific Pensioners
To Meet Here Next Tuesday
Union Pacific pensioners will come
to Omaha next Tuesday for their
annual meeting in the headquarters
building. It is expected that the at
tendance will be 175, the men coming
from nearly every state in the union,
Nebraska furnishing the greatest
The Union Pacific pensioners' con
vention will elect officers in the morn
ing, followed by addresses by Presi
dent Calvin, Garrit rort and Ballard
Dunn. At noon those in attendance
will be the guests of the company at
a banquet at the Hotel Loyal.
Among pensioners wno will attend
the convention this year will be
Thomas O'Dounell, 73i South Elev
enth street, this city. He was one of
the first nun to enter the employ of
the Union Pacific and was present at
the driving of the golden spike at
Promontory Point, Utah, May 10.
1879, when the road was connected
up with the Central Pacific, complet
ing a continuous line from the At
lantic to the Pacific coasts.
Doesn't Want to Start Out
With Sheriff on Friday
"Oh, yes,' said Miss Cora A. Dunn,
lhe "millionless millionairess." when
Chief Dep-ity Sheriff Thompson, who
had just arrived from Twin Falls,
Idaho, asked her if she was ready to
return with him to stand trial for get
ting money under false pretenses.
Then the pretty prisoner .pondered.
"What day is this?" she asked.
"Friday," said Matron Gibbons.
"Then I don't choose to go to
day," Miss Dunn replied. "I am
very superstitious and Friday is my
unlucky date. 1 came to Omaha Fri
day, the 13th of this month, and I
had a premonition then that I would
be arrested here. Won't you wait
until Saturday, Mr. Sheriff?"
The sheriff agreed.
Get Cold Bath When1,
Into Carter Lake
A man who said he is "John Brum
bach of York, Neb." drove an auto
mobile into Carter lake Thursday
night. He and companions escaped'
Instead of crossing a small concrete
bridge which spans a lagoon at the
west end of the lake, the car plunged
into the water and was mired. The
occupants received an impromptu
When Mr. Brumbach arrived in
Omaha with his new machine a traf
fic officer observed that the license
number had Leen lost. The York man
used a stock number from a local au
Local B'nai Ami Club to . "
Be Host to Sioux City
" The B'Nail Ami club will hold its
first annual convention here Sunday.
A delegation of twenty member!
from Sioux City, Ia., will arrive early
Sunday morning and will be mef by
the Omaha chapter and will be taken
for a drive around the city. At 1:30
p. m. a luncheon will be served at the
Hotel Loyal, after which the busi
ness meeting will be held at the club
rooms, 301 and 302 Lyric building.
In the evening a banquet will be
given at the Hotel Loyal for the
B'Nai Ami club members of Omaha
and Sioux City and their lady friends,
One hundred and twenty-five plates
have already been reserved for this
affair. Rabbi Louis Bernstein of St,
Joseph, Mo., will deliver an address
at the banquet. The subject of Rabbi
Bernstein's address will be "The Jew
in America; His Task and His Op
portunity." The banquet will be followed by s
i I uni ts
Mail Orders Given Special Attention
The Store of Individual Shops"
A Sale of Blouses
We have omitted, purposely,
the former prices of these
blouses but we want to empha-
size very forcibly that every
blouse included in this special
reduction HAS BEEN EE-
DUCED rom1 the prices marked, only a few days-ago. : :
And the blouses in question are in very distinctive styles they come in
a fine, substantial quality of Georgette crepe, arid crepe de chine trimmed
in big buttons, beads and tucks the collars are in the new square shape. Ex
treme values, Saturday, at
-vu. Choice, 3.95
An Assortment of Cleverly
Designed Suits for
Women and Misses
At Va Under Price
The garments show surprisingly
fine tailoring' aside from having
every detail of the Spring Style
features. Included are the pinchback
suit with pleating, box-pleated mod
els, as well as many other smart
styles. They are made of gaberdines,
poplins, wool jerseys and fine quality
serges, in all the new shades of the
season. All sizes for women and lit
tle women. '
Former values, 19.50 to 85.00
Sale price, 13.50 to 56.67
Read This Little
Story About the
Dresses We Are Selling
-At 15.00 andl9.75
We have contended for a long
time that these dresses at 15.00 and
19.75 are most unusual values. They
are in the very newest styles, made of
splendid quality taffeta and crepe de
chine and Georgette combinations, in
soft grays, flesh, white, pretty shades
of blue and rose shades. Women who
have realized the value have been
quick to make purchases. Take our
advice buy one of these dresses
Saturday, just as early as you can.
We may not be able to repeat the
In gray and champagne
colors to go with the
new boots and pumps.
Pretty clocking effects,
elastic garter tops.
Dent's fabric gloves,
light weight for summer.
White with black and
white silk embroidered
backs. A very attractive
and practical glove. ,
Linen cambric handker
chiefs, solid colors, swiss
hems. Pretty bar and
Sixteenth Street Entrance-
Suits for Boys
Good, strong, sturdily built suits that are made of
fancy mixtures and serge. A particularly desirable
feature is that the workmanship is such as to assure
satisfactory service to parents as well as to allow the
boy to play af hard as he wants to.
Norfolk style, two and three-piece belts fancy
mixtures have two pairs of pants and serges one pair.
Article made by boyt at FortSchoolondispIaySaturday
3.95 to 12.50
For the little fellows 2 to 7 years of age. In fancy
mixtures, large and small checks, blue serges and
3.75 and 4.95
$1.00 and $1.95 -
Com and pick, put what jvv nod.
322 South lth St.
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