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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 27. 1917.
ON MARRIAGE CALL
Eev. D. E. Cleveland Is Beaten
Up at Paxton Hotel When
He Goes to Officiate
lulled to the Paxton hotel' to per
f Tin a marriage ceremony late Fri
'lay afternoon, Rev. Denton E. Cleve
land, pastor of the Central Park Con
engational church, was threatened
and then slugged and choked in aq
illoBcd blackmail plot.
He was found unconscious' in a
locked bathroom on the fourth floot
'f the hotel by H. S. Haffner,
scoutmaster of Troop No. 12,
who had followed Cleveland to the
hotel. Mr. Cleveland was not seri
ously hurt. His eye was blackened
and he received several face abra
sions. Friday afternoon shortly after 4:30
Mr. Uevland received a phone call
irom a man who asked him to hurry
to the Paxton hotel to officiate at his
Receives Hurry Call.
"We can't com to your home, be
cause we will leave for Blair in a
. few hours," the man said. - '
Mr. Cleveland said he did not want
to make the trip down, but when the
man insisted and promised him $15
for the ceremony he decided to come.
Mr. Cleveland invited Mr. Haffner,
who was calling at the home, to ac
"Mr. Cleveland was rather sus
picious and laughingly told me that
..'ie didn't know what he might run
'into," said Mr. Haffner.
"1 didn't go down with Mr. Cleve
land, but lollowed in about fifteen
minutes. I met him in the lobby
shortly before 0 o'clock."
Mr. Cleveland said -he called at the
room where the Mr. Blackwell was
supposed to be. He did not locate
his party, he said, but found a Mr.
Blackwell registered who did not hap
pen to be the man he was looking for.
Mr. Cleveland said he then went to
the first floor, where he talked a few
minutes to Mr. Haffner.
"I told him I would try once more
and went up to the third floor.
Woman in the Case.
"In the hallway I met a man who
I asked if he knew of anyone who had
asked for a preacher,
" 'Yes,' he replied.
" 'They are waiting for you on the
"1 had gone to the farther end of
the hall when a young woman,
stylishly dressed, accosted me and
threw her arms around my neck.
"I tried to shake her off. Just then
hvo men came upon the scene.
" 'Now I've got the goods on you,'
:hc heavy set one said.
. "The two men told me I would
;ither have to pay $500 or they would
ruin my reputation and drive me
from my church. '
'Do you think I am a fool,' I an
swered. 'I told them I would pay
them nothing. .
'I've got a man downstairs who'
will be up here any minute,' I told
" 'I'll settle with fiim,' the heavy
man said."! The other man and
"I told him I would not stand for
blackmail. He grabbed hold of me
and chok;d me. Something hit me
over the eye. I can't remember any
thing ele." -
Is Found Unconscious.
Before going to the third floor Mr.
Cleveland had told Haffner in a
laughing way that if he did not show
up in thirty minutes to look for him.
Mr. Haffner said he started to in
vestigate when the time elasped. He
heard groans when he approached the
bathroom. "I called the clerk and a
bell boy. We found Mr. Cleveland
unconscious and covered with blood."
Dick Ki:chen, manager of the Pax
Ion hotel, said that the parties to
the attempted blackmail did not reg
ister. Mr. Cleveland said he did not notify
the police. "
About a year ago Mr. Cleveland
was attached while returning from a
visit to Plattsmouth during a prohibi
tion fight. He was assaulted and left
unconscious by the roadside.
"The only way I can account for
the attack yesterday is that the same
bunch tried to finish their grudge
Commercial Club Members
Taboo Spuds that Will Grow
The Commercial club members of
Omaha are eating potatoes that will
At least so the club has informed
the Hamilton club of Chicago. The
Hamilton club and other Chicago
clubs asked the Omaha Commercial
club to join them in a campaign to
cut potatoes off the menu until after
the month of June in order that all
possible potatoes might be spared for
The Omaha Commercial club an
swered the letter by saying the kind
of potatoes the club here uses could
not possibly be used for seed po
tatoes. Persistent Advertising is the Road
to Success. '
Red Cross Has Touching Appeal
For Some More Hospital Supplies
The following touching appeal for
mora hospital supplies was received
by Mrs. O. C. Kedick, chairman of the
Red Cross com
mittee on hospital
Mrs. Finch, chair
man of the na
1 1 o n a I surgical
"The work has
frrown so tremen
dously that ybu
will never be able
to send us all we
need. . Out of 30,
000 articles beinc
made each day, 200,000 are being sent
oany ro ine iront.
"A few weeks ago I went to the
military hospitals to watch the Carrel
treatment. By chance I saw one of
the nurses go to the cupboards for
binders and slings, only to And It liter
ally bare except for'a few rags. She
explained that It was the most we can
get. The war has lasted so long every
thing Is giving out. We are having
more and more military hospitals on
our books every week and the lighting
during the summer will be heavier.
"Remember, we send only on de
mand, and wet we are ready to weep
many days when our shelves are
empty and there are piles of requests
on the desk.
"Orders, for sterile materials are
very large and our three machines are
kept working all the time. We want
all the raw material you can send, and
don't forget sewing cotton and safety
pins. The cotton should be 30, 40 and
ou. sometimes wo can shop all over
Paris without being able to secure any.
"We do not get enough absorbent
cotton. Won't the committees put a
few rolls In every case?
"Every bit of the cotton flannel, un
bleached muslin, rubber sheeting and
white oilcloth sent is appreciated and
every bit of It is put Into use the min
ute it arrives. The SDlints we make
are in great demand, so send us what
ruBDer you can. They are sent to the
evacuation hospitals, where they have
no time to prepare such things them
selves. "Madame Lyautey, wife of the for
mer minister of war, has asked us for
600 Incompetent pads a month and the
Pasteur Institute asked us to help them
with their mosquito nets. We do all
this in outside time and shall make
1,000 of them.
"We also need more pillow cases.
If you can send them, we will make
pillows to fit them.
"We live so close to the war and
see so much of the suffering at first
hand. Please send more and more all
the time." x
the Balrd building, there Is room for
more workers and the demand for
supplies la greater than ever.
The following calendar Is the sched
ule at the Balrd building:
Monday morning, U. S. Grant corps;
Mrs. J. M. Taliaferro, chairman.
Monday ufternoon, George Crook
corps; Mrs. W. F. Houhg, chairman.
Tuesday morning. First Presbyterian
church auxiliary; Mrs. J. M. Alkln,
Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Ezra Mil
Wednesday, Turner Park auxiliary;
Mrs. J. C. Wrath, chairman.
Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Mar
garetha Grlmmel's circle.
Wednesday morning. First Christian
ehuro hauxlllaryj Mrs. W. W. Hoye,
Thursday morning, Westminster
Presbyterian church auxiliary; Mrs. F.
J. Fitzgerald, chairman.
Thursday afternuon, Temple Israel
Friday morning, St. Mary's Avenue
auxiliary; Mrs. A. C. Troup, chairman.
Friday morning. Equal Frnnchise so
ciety: Mrs. J. M. Metcalf, chairman.
Friday afternoon, Grace Lutheran
church auxiliary; Mrs. H. H. Miller,
Friday afternoon, outh Side auxili
ary; Mrs. C: H. Marling, chairman.
Saturday morning, Junior Red Cross
auxiliary; Kaaheryn Smythe, chairman.
Rfd Cross Not.
F. E. Calvin, prtuMont of tbn Union r-a
eaflc, purrhnntd fiOfl t"Cil- of th Bod Cross
edition of the Ladlca IIoin Journal, prs
antlns (ham to girl employ of the rail
road. Tha RM Orosa hnll rccpntly held at the
Fontenelle hotel netted M.91S. The com
mittee was delayed In making t complete
return of the receipts, owing to tardlnesa
of aome to report.
Mleaea Jane Stewart, Barbara Burna,
Elinor Kountae, Julia Caldwell and Jeanetta
Johnson, the five little stria who have
Thame of the booth In the lobby of the
niacketone, where Ladles Home Journala
am being eold. reported before noon Sat
urday that they were bavins aplendld suc
Teachers Talk Over Talent
For the State Convention
The executive committee of the Ne
braska State Teachers' association
met in Omaha Friday and talked over
the selection of some of the talent for
the state convention November 7-8-9
in Omaha. Those present at the
meeting were President Martha Pow
ell of Omaha, E. U. Graff of Omaha,
A. H. Dixon, Lincoln; R. J. Barr,
Grand Island, and J. F. Mattjiews of
Rainfall is Almost a Cloudburst
In the Republican River Valley
Sllllman Visits Ouialia Charles C.
Stlllman of St. Paul, supervisor of re
lief work among dependent soldiers'
and sailors' families of North and
South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri and
Iowa, was in)maha Saturday morn
ing conferring with Mrs. Frank Jud
son on the work to be- done in Ne
braska, The scope of the work under the
direction of Sirs. C. M. Wilhelm, chair
man of the committee in charge at
present, is to Investigate and register
those who probably will be In need.
Mrs. t'ro Elected Chairman Mrs.
W. G. Ure was elected chairman of the
finance committee of the National
League for Woman Service Saturday
morning at the Fontenelle at-the
weekly meeting of the executive board.
Luther Drake, Frank Hamilton and
Howard Baldrlge were appointed as
the printing committee.
The Omaha branch of the league de
cided to co-operate with the national
organization in the production of a
dim illustrating the work and aims of
the organization. . ,
The commissary department dis
cussed plans to start an educational
campaign in the canning and drying
of fopd. Delegates from the depart
ment will be sent to the state canning
convention which will be held June
11 to 15 at Lincoln.
Mrs. Lowrle Childs reported that the
Bird masque Is progressing. Mrs. E.
v. reck was appointed to look up the
knitting machines which were ordered
several weeks ago and seem to have
Deen lost, apparently, en route.
New Auxiliary Organized A Red
Cross auxiliary, composed of 700 wom
en of Burgess-Nash and M. B. Smith
& Co., and known as the Mesco
Burnascos, have organized for the
purpose of raising funds for hospital
supplies. The organization has pledged
Itself to provl e money for supplies
sufficient to Mil three kits within a
month. The supplies for each kit will
cost S16. Enough money will be
raised the first week to buy the sup
plies for the first kit.
Red, white and blue boxes have been
placed about the Burgess-Nash and
M. B. Smith & Co. establishments. The
members will be asked to drop in as
much as they feel able after each pay
To systematize the work, the auxili
ary has elected captains, each of whom
naa cnarge of a division. Wednesday
mornings committee meeting will be
held and the money counted.
Miss Margaret Butler is chairman of
the Burgess-Nash contingent, while
Charles Duffy Is chairman of the M. E.
Smith & Co. group. The M. E. Smith
& Co. committee consists of Bess
Greenfield, secretary; Mrs. F. If. Do
beck, Agnes O'Connor, Christine Smith
and the Misses Jennings and Mlntem.
Effle Merrymee, Nell Halligan, Kath
erine Edwin and Florence Schmidt
compose the committee in charge at
The club Is planning a pie and Ice
cream day to raise money for the
fund, and a general raffle.
Customers are urged to drop a few
pennlo or small change received from
purchases in the collection boxes to
assist in the work.
Schedule for Week Though 500
women are working as rapidly as their
fingers can fly on hospital supplies at
DR. McKENNEY Says:
"Be patriotic subscribe to the liberty loan. But remember
that you owe it to your country to keep in perfect health. Bad
teeth cause xmany diseases. Our expert dentists will solve your
teeth-troubles if you come at once. Our prices are moderate."
Heaviest Bridge C'A
Work, per tooth W
Wonder Plat -Worth fl C t d 1 A
$15 to $25 PJ POt P1U
Hoursi 8:30 A.
M. to 6 P. M.
Till 8 P. M.
14th and Farnam Sts.
1324 Farnam Street
Phone Douglas 2872.
NOTICE Out-of-town patrons
can get Plates, Crowns, Bridges
and Fillings complete In one day
Out in the state the rain of Friday
afternoon and night was the heaviest
of the year. Country along the Re
publican river valley and the low
grounds of the sandhills was com
Precipitation of two to three inches
is reported from Randolph, Seward,
Grand Island, St. Paul, Central City,
Superior, Nebraska City, Hastings,
Harvard and Aurora, with three and
one-half to four inches at Pauline,
Greeley Center, Burwell, Sargent and
Along the Northwestern from
Omaha to Long Pine the rainfall was
two teireemhesand along the
Burlington's southern line across the
state, two to four inches.
Numerous slight washouts are re
ported by the Burlington and North
western, but none of them serious
enough to delay traffic. . Railroad
men say the rain will be of inestima
ble benefit to growing crops and the
While the weather has been cool
during the last week, crop growth
has been fairly rapid, and farmers
have made great headway with their
The weekly crop report of the
Northwestern, having to do with Ne
braska conditions u.) to and includ
ing Friday, indicates a condition much
better than had been expected.
Good Furniture for People Who
Care, Made by People Who Know
The Safety of
By Buying a
Applications can be
made at this store
without charge to
you and without
expense to the gov
ernment. Democracy I at Stake
. Do It NOW!
through which the breezes blow, will make your
Sim Parlor or Porch the most inviting spots in your
home, the cool, delightful refuge from summer
A visit to our fourth floor will reveal hundreds
of pieces in ivory and frosted brown, upholstered
in colorful cretonnes and rich tapes
trieschairs, rockers, tables, tea wag
ons, lounges, benches, etc. Every piece
well made and beautifully finished;
and, we would whisper, extraordinari
ly moderate in price.
See Them Monday
Our Own Country
and Our Allies
Victor Gallery, Fifth Floor.
William and Mary $ O 400
Library Table -tA
As illustrated, built of select quar
ter sawed oak, finished Jacobean;
top measures 28x48 inches, just a
nice size for the average library or
living room; a table that will give
service and add much to the tone of
your room. "Price
Englander Couch Bed
Combines a comfortable, sanitary bed, com
plete with extra thick felt mattress and a
couch in one; all steel frame; changed
from couch- to bed by a process as simple
as turning the leaves of a book. Price,
Sleeping Porch Beds
Built entirely of steel, in splendid white en
amel finish and fitted with durable resilient
link fabric spring, 3 feet wide 6 feet long,
can be folded into space 6 inches wide for
storing away when not in use.... 87.25
A large selection in other popular
period styles also to be seen on
"Serving Tables at Half Price"
i - i -j
j On Sale Thursday Not Before
io aiepose oi an accumulated lot or servinr tables
from broken dinner suites, we offer 22 different
styles, at Half Price. The entire assortment, which
includes William and Mary, Charles II, Colonial and straight
line types in Jacobean and waxed oak, in American walnut and
mahogany, will be on display in our 16th Street window Mon
day. Values up to $50.00, to be sold, beginning Thursday, at
just half price.
On the Monday following, if any of these are still
unsold, you can take your choice, at, each, 89.00
Save Time and Steps
There are places for four hundred
articles, all within arm's reach.
They bring you forty labor-saving
inventions, each like helping .hand.
Don't wear away your life in
kitchen drudgery when you can have
this automatic servant to help you.
Prices from .$23.50
Sold on Terms
In Beautiful Pattern
For porch, sun room, bed
room or nursery, they are
ideal, being both washable,
sanitary, durable and inex
pensive. Read the prices:
9x12 feet, price 812.50
7-6x10 feet, price 89.50
6x9 feet, price. 86.50
4-6x7-6 feet, price 84.50
The Oval Rush Rugs are both pleasing and very practical ; waterproof
and fadeless. Prices for room sizes, from '. . .$8.00 to $13.75
All Lovers of Fine and Unusual Rugs Should Visit Our
Second Floor Exhibit of
By far the most valuable and most interesting collection of fine
rugs ever in Omaha. ',
Bundhar Wilton Rugs
In charming colors and pleasing patterns identified with eastern craftsmanship are
to be found in our stocks, but unlike the prayer rug or tent hanging of the orientals,
they welcome the tread of endless feet. Bundhar Wiltons have the "iron" constitu
tion to stand the strain.
9x12 size, costs 859.50. Smaller rugs to match, as follows: 8-3x10-6, 855.00;
6x9, at 836.50; 2-3x4-6, at 86.25.
Several Carloads1 of New Linoleums
Have lately arrived and been placed on our floors, both in the inlaid
and printed kinds, brighter and more cheerful patterns than heretofore.
Printed designs, imitating parquet floor
ing and tile, at, square yard, 50.
Inlaid in "tile-like" patterns that go
clear through and wear a generation,
from, per square yard 95
In Our Gift Shop
"Commencenent Gifts" From the Roycroft Shops
Fashioned and wrought in metals and leathers
Book Markers, Book Holders, Quaint Bud Vases,
Squat Candle Sticks, Blotting Pads, Etc., for the
desk. Prices from 75c up. , . .
Good Fairies, in plaster, at 65c each.
are the eyes of your house;
through them you see the world
and by them the world sees you
let them be bright.
Inexpers've Muslin Curtains
For summer time use, both ruffled and
plain hemstitched; dots and small fig
ures. Prices, per pair
81.65, 82.00, $2.25.
Of the Better Sort
Dainty applique borders on fine English
nets, in the new ivory shade. Price, per
$6.00, 87.50, 88.75, 810, 812
For Living Room, Bedroom,
The approved hangings for the
We are showing an unusually ex
tensive line (many of the patterns
exclusive with us), in an infinite
array of colorings. Prices from
18 to $2.00 a yard.
Sunfast and Tubfast
We are still able to guarantee -quite
a large percentage of our
Drapery materials against fading
to sun and water. These are
shown in all the desirable drapery
colorings, in effects suitable for
any room. Prices from 81.25 to
Trunks, Bags, Suitcases Downstairs
A.Real Money-Saying Sale of Trunks and Wardrobe Gases
Indestructo Wardrobe Trunks Radically Mendel Drucker Wardrobe
Trunks on Sale
15x24x42 Indestructo, old
price $37.50, Sale Price. .
and many others not listed
Reduced to Clear
$60.00, 20x22x40 Mendel Drucker Wardrobe, for. .835
$50.00 23x25x42 Mendel "Open Top," for 835
$45.00 22x24x44 Mendel Drucker Wardrobe, for. . .830
$67.50 22x25x44 Mendel Drucker Wardrobe, for. . -840
Evansville Wardrobe Trunks
$30.00 21x24x48 Evansville Wardrobe Trunk, for $20
$32.00 22x24x40 Evansville Wardrobe Trunk, for 822
$2750 24x24x40 Evansville Wardrobe Trunk, for 815
Tray Pattern Trunks
$9.50 full height Tray Trunk, 36 Inches long, for 85.00
$13.00 full height Tray Trunk, 38 inches long, for 88.00
Beautifully finished black
grain case, guaranteed not to
scuff up or peel, lined with
lavender crepe; 17-inch size.
Full cowhide Suit Case, hand
sewn and 24 in. (frA AC
long. Special.... jP'x.IO
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