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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY. MAY 16. 1!H7.
TO STOP TORPEDO
A. J. P. Bertschy Sends Flans
of Invention to Save Ships
from U-Boats to Secre
tary of Navy.
A. J. P. Bertschy of Omaha has in
vented t "torpedo deflector" which he
declares gives promise of solving the
It consists of a series of powerful
A. J. J'. BERTSCHY
magnets suspended on booms along
the sides of a ship and about thirty
feet away, hanging a few feet above
On a ship 300 feet long about 100
suh magnets would be used. They
would be supplied with current from
a JW-norse power dynamo. Une such
dynamo would be sufficient to charge
the magnets with 149 kilowatts each.
This, Bertschy says, is sufficient to
pick up or deflect a weight of one ton
at a distance of fifteen feet. It would
be impossible for a torpedo traveling
".nirty miles an Hour to pass the pro
tecting zone of magnetism, he asserts.
Will Save Torpedoes.
Mr. Bertschy has a working model
at his shop. Twentieth and Harney
streets. A high official of the United
States Steel corporation saw it and
declared it would do the work.
"You will not only deflect the tor
pedo," Bertschy quotes the steel ofiv
cial as saying, "but you will actually
save it, and torpedoes are wo
The working of this system of
magnets will be all the easier in the
case of torpedoes because the current
will throw out of gear the gyroscope
and delicate stabilizers that keep the
torpedo on its course, Mr. Bertschy
The total weight of the apparatus
for a 300-foot ship would be fifteen
tons. The dynamos are already ear
ned on most larce slims.
Mr. Bertschy has sent the plans for
the deflector to the secretary ot '.he
Police Go on Hunt for
Bootlegger Like Eskimo
Wanted A bootlegger who talks
like a Swede, looks like an Eskimo
and is about 45 years old.
Police are trying to serve a John
Doe warrant on a man who sold two
pints of whisky to CJiarles Buchanan,
Blair farmer. .Monday night in Louis
Miller's place at Twelfth and Doug
Buchanan, w ho. w as fined $10 and
costs in police court Tuesday for be
ing drunk, informed Judge Madden
that a man who "talked like a Swede,
hut had dark eyes and straight, black
hair," had sold him the booze.
D. M. Moless, an Indian from the
Winnebago reservation, was fined $10
and costs for being drunk and disor
derly. He was arrested in the North
When asked where he got his
"load," Moless said that his brother-in-law
gave it to him.
"Where, is your brother-in-law
now?" asked the court.
"On the way to Washington,"
answered Moless, smiling.
New Railroad Work Goes
Over for Lack of Men
Owing to the inability to find men
who want to work, the Burlington
will not begin any new construction
this season. Aside from carrying on
the regular maintenance work, little
will be done west of the Missouri
river, aside from completing the
It is given out that the cutting down
of the hill between Tenth and Six
teenth streets, north of llason, will
he abandoned so far as this year is
concerned. This means that the line
between Omaha and South Omaha
will not be double-tracked.
Contracts had been awarded for do
ing the work in and around' Omaha,
but on account of there being so little
abor available, the contractors have
wen granted an extension until next
car, at least.
M. A. M. Opposes Shorter
Day and Old Age Pensions
Sen York, May 14. A shorter
.vork day will come without legisla
tion, when it can be shown it will
bring an increased profit to the era
nloyer, according to a report pre
icnted by the committee en Indus
rial Betterment at the opening ses
ion of the annual convention of the
National Association of Manufactur
ers here today.
The committee also reported that
compulsory sickness insurance is not
"wise or desirable" and that there is
no present necessity for old age pen
sions legislation. y
Miss Nora Sagar and Mr. Lawrence
Rasmussen slipped away to Papillion
Monday morning and were married
at the court house. Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Killian accompanied the
couple on their surprise trip. Mr.
and Mrs. Rasmussen will reside at
M'7 McKinley street, Benson..
Chamberlain! Cough Remedy.
1 he personal recomincndalioii of
people who have been cured of
coughs and colds by Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy have done much to
wards making this preparation one of
the most popular in use. Adv.
THE "ELK," NEW STEAMBOAT TO AID TRANSPORTA
TION AT OMAHA Here is Omaha's newest river craft, the
largest plying here in a third of a century. It will be used to
carry grain from Decatur to Omaha during the rush season,
and this summer will be used as a pleasure boat. It has a
capacity for 300 passengers.
OMAHA If GIRL IN
Miss Louise Bratton Writes a
Play for Sophomore Class
and Will Take Lead
Miss Louise Bratton of the Univer
sity of Omaha is not only a good
student and singer, but a humorist
She has written the sophomore stunt
tor the gala day festival.
The comedy is musical and in it the
modern girl changes place with the
The"Elk," a steamboat with a ca
pacity for a 150-ton cargo, has arrived
in Omaha and will ply regularly be
tween Decatur and Omaha to aid the
"Julius K. Silber." already ooerating,
in bringing to the Omaha market large
quantities of grain now waiting at De
catur for delivery.'
Ihe Elk is thirty feet longer and
some wider than the "Julius F. Silber."
It pushes no barge, but carries its car
go on deck. The upper deck is
equipped with cabins for the crew.
The boat has a passenger capacity for
300 people. It is planned to use it as
a pleasure craft during the summer
when the heavy run of grain will have
been reduced so the "Julius F. Silber"
can handle the grain traffic albne.
Hugh Uallup or Decatur bought the
boat from Captain Seneshal of Sioux
City. Captain Seneshal, jr., piloted the
boat to Omaha on its initial trip. This
boat has been operating on the upper
Missouri hauling grain for some
years. When the "Soo Line" was
built recently this boat carried all the
locomotives to the new line of rail
way. Incidentally it thus worked it
self out of a job. for the "Soo Line"
began to carry all the grain formerly
carried bv the steamer. s
Walters Made Pilot.
Captain Davy Walters, formerly
operating the "Ada Belle" between
Omaha and Decatur, and more recent
ly pilot of a St. Joseph craft, is to ar
rive in Omaha today or tomorrow to
run the "Elk."
The acquisition of this boat is a
part of the general movement on the
Missouri and Mississippi for reviving
river navigation as an auxiliary to the
railroad facilities for handling the
transportation in war times.
PUT STOP TO ALL
Pit is Deserted and Exchange
Floor Quiet as Church Fol
lowing Clearing House
Trading in futures has been dis
continued ok the Omaha Grain ex
change. The grain business, result-
ngly, has resolved itself into purely
a supply and demand proposition.
The man who has grain to sell, hunts
a customer, and the man who desires
to buy finds somebody who has grain
Before tit exchange opening Tues
day morning the Clearing House as
sociation r eld a meeting and after
rejournment this notice was posted:
Until further notice, no trades for
future delivery of grain shall be made
except for the purpose of closing
trades no open.
"No meniner shall make purchases
or sales of May wheat, corn or oats
for future delivery for 'he purpose of
closing open trades at prices higher
man tnosc prevailing at the close ot
business last Saturday, such prLes
having been $3.55 a bushei for wheat,
$1.60 for corn and 7iH cent- for
Following the bulletin the pit was
deserted and the exchange floor took
on the quiet of a church. Men were
on hand with grain to sell for future
delivery, but no buyers were to be
A. H. Bewsher, who has been
the grain business continuously for
mor? than twenty-five years, said:
1 believe it is the first time in the
history of the grain marketing trade
that a condition of this character has
existed. Just what will be the ulti
mate outcome it is hard to predict.
For a time it is going to demoralize'
the entire grain business of the world.
In time conditions will orobablv
adjust themselves, but until then the
market is poing to be upset. Prices
undoubtedly will go lower on all
Thief Gives Bogus Check
To Invalid Woman for Chicks
Police are trying to apprehend what
they say is the meanest thief in
Monday a smoothitalkine man went
to the home of Mrs. M. F.. McBride.
4912 Capitol avenue, 72 years old, and
an invalid, in answer to her adver
tisement that she had thirty-six chick
ens for sale. The smooth-ta'king
stranger gave Mrs. McBride a $36
check on the Live Stock National
bank for the fowls. The check was
found to be worthless.
Later Dolice found the thirtv-six
chickens killed in a butcher shop. The
butcher said he made the ourchasi. for
PEOPLE ARE GREAT
AS WE MAKE THEM SO
Groh Takes the Kaiser as an
Example and Wonders if
He Ever Has Aches
Like Others Humans,
By A. R. GROH.
What are these men whom we call
"great?" Come and share with me
some of the thoughts I have been hav
ing on this strange mystery.
Take the kaiser, for example, as he
now occupies the center of the stage.
He seems like a being of another
world. Few of us ever have seen
him. None of us have seen him since
the war started.
Pictures always show him in some
heroic attitude reviewing the troops
or seated with his ministers, panoplied
in gorgeous uniform. We read of him
only in "big" surroundings. The "all
highest" appears with his staff at great
headquarters or he .gives instructions
to the imperial chancellor, or he does
some other spectacular thing.
Now, the kaiser is only a human
being. He cannot always be striking
those middle-of-the-stagc poses.
Awakened by Milk Wagon.
I wonder what he is like when he
is alone. When he lies down at night
and the last master of the bedcham
ber has withdrawn I wonder what
are his thoughts then. I wonder if
he is disturbed by the barking of a
dog outside his window, or if he is
awakened at 3 a. m. by the rattling
of a milk wagon past the palace in
Unter den Linden.
I wonder if he is troubled with
corns. I try to sec him putting corn
salve on at night and then, four days
later, or three days (according to di
rections on the bottle), soaking the
imperial, but physically just like
other, feet in hot water and digging
out the offending corns.
I wonder what kind of tooth paste
he uses to brush his teeth. And what
kind of shaving soap does he user 1
wonder if he shaves himself. And docs
he use a safety razor? And what does
he say when he cuts the imperial face?
For razors will draw blood from an
man in the war situation. The produc
tion is original and promises to be the
hit of the spring celebration.
Miss Gertrude Reynolds assisted
with the parodies and is now helping
Miss Bratton in the presentation of
the comedy. Miss Brattor. will take
the leading role and will sing several
She has a beautiful soprano voice.
Omaha music lovers keep the co-ed
busy with engagements even while
she is devoting a great deal ot time
to the gala day preparations.
imperial cheek just as quickly as from
your cheek, reader.
He Loses Collar Button?
How often does he get a hair cut,
I wonder? And does he tell the barber
to "put on some tonic"? Or does he
have it combed "dry"? Does lie mani
cure his own fingernails? Does he
wear Dr. DiffiebalTcr's celebrated un
derwear? Does the collar button
sometimes fly out and roll under the
imperial bureau when he is putting
on his collar?
I wonder if the kaiser takes sucar
in his colfee. And does he wear rub
bers when it rains? Does he sit down
and light his pipe and read the news
papers after dinner in the evening?
And what do he and his wile talk
about when they are alone?
I take the kaiser merely as an ex
ample. 1 wonder such things about
all the "great." For they can't always
be striking public attitudes. They are
made of the same flesh and blood and
bone as you and I. Heat and cold
affect them the same. They get the
same diseases. Razors will nick them;
corns hurt them.
A French writer says, The great
are great only because we carry them
on our shoulders. When we throw
them off they sprawl on the ground.
Voting Places Given Free
For Conscript Registry
Owners of store buibMncs, garages
and other places used as voting pre
cincts are responding patriotically to
the request for registra'.ion places for
the army conscription, according to
Election Commissioner Moo-head.
He said that in all probability it will
not be newssary to rent any of the
buildings or store rooms to be used
.there arc l-'4 voting precincts in
Douglas county. The majority of the
voting places arc owned by private
individuals, only a few being tire
houses and schools.
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you live, no mattr what your age or occu
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We especially want to send It to those
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fumes, "patent rtmokea,'' etc., have failed,
We want to show everyone at our own
expense that this new method Is designed
to end all difficult breathing, all wheezing,
and all those terrible paroxysms, at once
and for all time.
This free offer fa too Important to neglect
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the method at once, fiend no money.
Simply mall coupon below. Do It Today.
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Send free trial of your method to:
"NE rarely buys an eight-cylinder
car ior economy.
One thinks principally of its power-flexibility
its silent, smooth swiftness.
Yet a canvas of 2500 Scripps-Booth
owners shpws that this eight is averag
ing 18 miles per gallon of gasoline.
Such mileage from an eight is as rare
as the Scripps-Boch union of luxury
W. M. CLEMENT MOTORS CO.
ZS14 Farn.ni St.. Omaha, Nab.
Phona Douflaa 52IS
Four-Cylinder Roadster $ 935
Four-Cylinder Coupe ... )450
Eight-Cylinder Four-Passenger 1285
Eight-Cylinder Town Car 2575
LUMBER AND GOAL
MEN WILL PROTEST
To Object to Charge Proposed
for Diverting Cars in Tran
sit, a Privilege Long
A battery of Omaha coal dealers
and lumber dealers will go to Chi
cago shortly to appear before a spe
cial examiner of the Interstate Com
merce commission to protect tljcir
long-standing privilege of diverting
cars in transit, which privilege the
railroad ate seeking to cut oil.
The railroads arc seeking to impose
a charge on the diverting in transit,
or reconsignnient privilege. Coal job
bers, lumber jobbers, sugar jobbers
and jobbers in a great many other
lines are affected.
For many years these people have
ordered carloads or trainloads of lum
ber, coal, sugar or other commodities
from any given point of origin, and
have then had the privilege of divert
ing one, two, three or any number
of cars at any point along the route,
and sending them to an entirely diff
erent destination than the one to
which they were originally billed. No
charge was made for this reconsign
nient in transit.
Want to Make Charge.
Now the roads have asked the In
terstate Commerce commission for
permission to charge $2 for a'recon
signments in the order in which the
the car reaches the point of first-destination;
and $5 after it has reached
The coal and lumber, dealers say
if the railroads would handle the con
signment in the order in which the
cars leave the points of origin, re
consignment would not so often be
necessary. Instead, they hold, twenty
cars of coal may be loaded at the
mines in twenty consecutive days,
shipped out. from day to day billed
to Omaha, and the first car out may
be the last one to reach its desti
nation. This, they say, is what is
making so much leconsignmeut ne
cessary in transit to till rush orders
that should have been taken care of
if the service of the roads had been
dependable on the hrst ears billed out.
Russ Minister Expresses
Fear Disaster Will Come
Petrograd, Sunday. May 13. In an
impassionrd appeal to delegates from
the front at a meeting in 1'etrograd
today, A. F. Kcrensky, minister ot't
justice, made the most alarming,
diagnosis of Russia's internal crux
that has come from any official since
the revolution. The minister of jus-;
tice heretofore, optimistic and reassur-
ing in his assertion, confessed that his
confidence had left him and that he
I 1 1 JUT
TnUE is the
able thing in the
world. An' the
two years of it
that go into
Velvet mo' than
worth yo' dime.
a name" it is
a description of
ness and mellowness
that the choicest of
mild Kentucky Bur-
ley tobacco gets from
two years natural
Doctor Says Nuxated Iron Will
Increase Strength of Delicate
People 100 in Ten Days
In many Instances Persons have suffered
untold agony for years doctoring for nerv
ous weak net , alomach, liver or kidney dis
ease or soma other aliment when their real
trouble was lack of iron In tha blood.-
How to tell.
New York, N. V. In a rectint discourse
Pi. Fj. Paur, a But. ton iihynlclan who hm
bttnlirtt widi'ly both in this country and
in Bifsl Kuropran mtlU-et inntilulions, said:
"If you were to niakn an arhml blood ttt
nu all people who sr? Ill you would prohnhiy
be Brrntly astonished at the exi'eediiiKly
large Dumber who lacs iron and who are ill
for no other reason than the lack of iron,
The moment Iron in sunnlied all their multi
tude of dangerous symptoms dfnappear. With
out iron the blond at mire lone Ine nower
to rhsnpe food into living tissue and there
fore not hint)' you est. does you sny a-ood ;
you don't get be Mronjrlh out of it. Your
food merely passes through your system
like corn through a mill with tho rollers
m wide apart thst. thn mill rnn't grind.
As a reni U of thin continuous blood and
nerve starvation, people become generally
weakened, nervous and all run down and
frequently develop all sorts of conditions.
One is too thin: another is hnrclened with
unhealthy fat; some are sn weak they can'
hardly wall,; some think they have dyspep
sia, kidney or liver trouble; some can't sleep
at night, others aro sleepy and tired all
day; some fussy and Irritable; nome skinny
and bloodless, but all lack physical power
and endurance. In such ennrs, it is worse
than foolishness to take stimulating medi
cines or narcotic rtruit, which only whip up
your fagging vital powers for the moment,
maybe at tho expense of your life later on.
Nu matter what any one tells you, if you
aro not strong and well you owe it to your
self to make the following test. ee how
long you can work or bow far yon can walk
without becoming tired. Next take two five
grain tablets of ordinary nuxated Iron tbreaj
times per day after meals for two weeks.
Then test your strength again and see for
yourself how much you have gained. I have)
seen doiens of nervous run down people who
were ailing all the time double, and even
triple their strength and endurance and en
tirely get rid of their symptoms of dyspepsia,
liver and other troubles in from ten to
fourteen days' time simply by taking Iron
in the proper form, and this, after they had
in some esses been doctoring for months
without obtaining any benefit. You can talk
as ynu please about al) the wonders wrought
by new remedien, but when you come down
to bard facta there Is nothing like rood old
iron to put color In your cheeks and good
sound, healthy flesh on your boqes. It la
also a great nerve and stomach strength
ener and the bent blood builder in the world.
The ony trouble was that the old form of
Inorganic iron, like tincture or Iron. Iron
acetate, etc., often ruined people's teeth, up
set their stomachs and were not assimilated,
and for these reasons they frequently did
more harm than good. But with the discov
ery of the newer forma of organic Iron all
thin has been overcome. Nuxated Iron, for
example, is pleasant to take, does not Injure
the teeth and is almost immediately bene
ficial. NOTE The manufacturers of Nuxated Iron
have such unbounded confidence in Ha po
tency that they authorise the announcement
that they will forfeit $100 to any Charitable
Institution if they cannot take any man or
women under sixty who lacks Iron and fn
crease their strength 100 per cen or over In
four weeks time, provided they have no
serious organic trouble. Also they will re
fund your money in any case in which
Nuxated Iron does not at least double your
strength in ten days' time. It la dispensed
in Hi ia eity by Hherman A McConnell Drug
Co. and all good druggists. Advertisement.
The Orkin Bros.' Parisian Purchase Sale
Strikes Immense Strides from Opening
Your little Old Purse stays
while this sale is on.
Throngs of buyers; attire stocks selling with
excessive speed; purchasers enthused, pleased,
even enraptured over their various "buys,"
with every indication that they will return
again and again before this Orkin Bros.'
"Parisian Purchase" event is over with.
THAT'S the story of this sale in a nut shell.
Omaha women folk responded in a hurry when
they found that the "Parisian Purchase" Sale
included ALL of the Orkin Bros, "over
stocks" as well as EVERY garment yet re
maining from the stocks of the former "Paris
inn 'J Cloak Co.
Hundreds of them Very nobby styles,
worth to $1.95 each one of the Orkin
Striped Voile Waisls
365 of 'em
300 of 'em
500 of 'm-
Crepe de Chine Waists
200 of 'em
265 of 'em
Lingerie and Tub
425 of 'em $2.95 Valu
Faultless, Stunning Attire af Lowly Figures
All remaining $2.i)5 silk Pettic'ts $1.79 $3.95 Silk Petticoats.
Middle Blouses a Lot of the $1.25 Kind at 84c
$19.50 Nary and Black Suits at. .$11.75
$25.00 Navy and Black Suits at. .$13.75
$29.50 Navy and Black Suits at. .$16.75
$32.50 Navy and Black-Suits at. .$18.75
$35.00 Navy and Black Suits at. .$21.75
$37.50 Navy and Black Suits at. .$23.75
$39.50 Navy and Black Suits at. .$26.75
$45.00 Naw and Black Suits at. .$28.75
$5.00 Silk and Cloth Skirts at. . . .$2.96
$6.50 Silk and Cloth Skirts at. . . .$3.96
$7.50 Silk and Cloth Skirts at. . . .$496
$8.50 Silk and Cloth Skirts at. . . .$5.96
$10.00 Silk and Cloth Skirts at . . .$6.95
$12.50 Silk and Cloth Skirts at. . .$7.95
$13.50 Silk and Cloth Skirts at. . .$8.95
$15.00 Silk and Cloth Skirts at. .$10.95
You Can Double Your Wardrobe at These Prices
Closed at .
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must sell, at $9.75
must sell, at $11.75
must sell, at $13.75
must sell, at $16.75
must sell, at $18.75
must sell, at $21.75
must sell, at $23.75
must sell, at $26.75
And These Are Not t II the Items, by Any Means
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