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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE:" MAY 27,' 1917.
UNCLE SAM PAYS
Aen Who Go to the Front for
United States Oet More
Money Than Any
By A. R. GROH.
Uncle Sam's soldiers, a week or
two igo, received a 100 per cent in
crease in their pay. They were
"raised" from $15 a month, to $30 a
A private soldier in our army now
receives $360 a year. He is, there
fore, by far the best paid soldier in
Here is '.he pay that a private sol
dier gets in other countries: Great
Britain, $89 a year; France, $20 a
year; Germany, $38 a year; Italy, $70
a year. In Turkey a private soldier
gets ill a year; in Austria-nungary
and Taoan he sets $8 .a year, and in
Russia he gets just $4 for a year's
A private soldier in our armjr gets
a little more pay than a captain in the
Russian army, tit gets almost as
much as a colonel in the Russian
' army, the colonel's salary being $398
a year, linese figures, oi course,
are all reduced from pounds, shillings,
francs, lira, roubles and jnarks to dol
lars). In addition to the money pay sol
diers receive Quarters, clothing, ra
tions and medical attendance in all
armies. Mounted officers -receive al
lowancei for horse and equipment ,
, Keep Books on Pay.
In European armies the allowances
' under different (circumstances are so
numerous that books are required to
cover mem. in kussu, ior instance,
four volumes are required , to deal
with the subieft of pay.
In England additional pay is given
for foreign service, for command, for
armament, for fuel, lights, servants,
mess, official entertainments, etc.
In France additional pay if given
according to the number of children
the soldier has, for prison duty, for
being stationed in Paris (because of
the higher cost of living).
Pay of officers' varies greatly m the
ditterent countries, ine annual sal
ary of a colonel in the various coun
. tries is as follows: United States,
$4,000; Great Britain, $2,098; France,
$1,744: Germany, $2,162; Russia, $398;
Austria-Hungary,' $1,440;. Japan,
$1,470; Italy, $1,520; Spam, $1,450;
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Goes With the Pay.
Officers' allowances and perquisites
are extremely varied in the different
The -United' States has the only
really democratic army in the world.
Here a man of any birth or station
may become an officer. In England
officers are drawn (in ordinary times,
at least) from the upper or wealthier
classes. It is not presumed that their
salaries are sufficient to support them.
In Germany an officer, before being
E emitted to marry, must show that
e or his wife has sufficient private
income to maintain them according
to their position." . "
A private soldier in our army also
receives a fixed increase of pay for
ach-re-enustment ud to tne sevemn.
''Aftef thirty years' Service he may rej
tire, with S per cent of his pay and
: allowances for the rest of his days.
Conservation Meet the Best
' Ever, Prof. Condra Says
"The conservation meet surpassed
'all our expectations and was the
greatest ever," Prof. G. E, Condra,
secretary of state conservation and
welfare commission said today.
"We are greatly obliged to the peo
ple of the state tor the interest they
took in the affair. The people have
been true and loyal."
' Prof. Condra said that the split In
the meeting was only a trivial matter
after all. "Everybody was working
for the common cause and in the cud
we all pulled together." , '
Indian Gets Sixty Days and Asks
Judge to Make it a Year; He Does
i. Omaha War News
Joe Tebo, a half-breed Indian, after
being sentenced to sixty days in the
Douglas county jail by Federal Judge
Pollock for introducing liquor on the
Indian reservation, tip-toed up to the
judge's desk and asked to be sentenced
to a year instead.
This almost unbelievable thing
happened in- federal court. Judge
Pollock had- just sentenced William
Snow to a year and a day in the fed
eral prison at Leavenworth, Kan., for
selling liquor to Indians. He told
Snow, who is sick, that he would have
good care there and, in fact, painted
such a pleasitig picture of prison life
King Ak Issues a
Call for Men Who
Will Do the Work
A new stunt, a regular hair raiser,
is promised by the Ak-Sar-Ben man
agement for the big show, the first of
fifteen to be given on successive Mon
day nights at "the Den," at Twen
tieth and Burdette, Monday night,
June 4. Gus Renze will not disclose
what the stunt Is to be, but declares
it to be the best ever.
Rehearsal for the show Mondav.
May 28, requires forty more volun
teers, bright, hustling fellows, for a
working crew. It will be a full re
hearsal of crew as well as of the
This show is to entertain the Ne
braska Dental association. Every
man in Omaha who wishes to see the
show and those that follow should
fet a membership button before June
, Members can take as free guests
as many visitors who are not Omaha
residents as they may wish.
Red Cross Campaign Raises
$40,000 and 28,000 Members
The ' Red Cross membership and
educational campaign committee is
much gratified with the results of
last week's campaign.
More than $40,000 was raised and
over 28,000 members obtained.
Although- the drive for membership
is practically at an end, the commit
tee urges that every new Red Cross
member obtain one . or more addi
tional signers. ;
The committee reoorts that no sec
tion of the country has shown as
much patriotism in the great move
ment as Omaha.
The $40,000 raised Is the same
amount as the American Red Cross
gave to Omaha at the time of the
Commercial Club Wants
: Dr. B. W. Christie is made chair
man of a social committee of the
Commercial club to confer with city
authorities as to the best method of
financing the free dental dispensary
it) Omaha, .in order that this institu
tion may be kept' going in the future
as it has been during the last year,'
Mrs. E. W. Nash made the request of
the city health and hospitals commit
tee of the Commercial club that some
assistance be given, and the appoint
ment of Dr. Christie followed.
that it aroused a desire in Tebo to go,
He exnlained to the judge that he
is not in good health. The judge or
dered him examined and found that
his health is poor. He then consented
to send him to Leavenworth for a
year instead of to the Douglas county
jail. "A year and a day" is the mini
mum sentence, under which federal
prisoners are admitted to the federal
prison. For shorter sentences they
are sent to county jails. Men who
have served "time" in both usually
prefer a year in the federal prison to
a few months in the average county
jail. A splendid hospital is part of
me equipment at ine i-eavenwonn
Drive for Comfort
Kit Fund Sets the
Workers Over $1,000
More than $1,000 has been reported
to the "comfort kit" headquarters in
the Kennedy building by Saturday
evening and more was coming in all
the time. Mrs. Henry Doorley; who
under Mrs. J. T. Stewart 2d, was in
charge of the $25 subscriptions, re
ceived twenty from the following
men: John C. Wharton, Conrad
Young, ( N. Dietz, timer Kedick,
pin.. rnn. it ri i... a u
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Richardson, E. H. Scott, S. S. Cald
well, G. M. Hitchcock, A. L. Reed,
Frank Judson, W. T. Page, C. T.
Kountze, I. T. Stewart, 2d, S. B.
Johnson, Tyler Belt, C. C. George,
J. L. Paxton and Mrs. H. W. Marks.
Mrs. Will Zurns, who was at the
Omaha National Bank building, re
ceived $61; Mrs. E. T. Swobe at the
Woodmen of the World building, $58,
and Mrs. John Lionberger $49 in
Little Jane Stewart, who solicited at
the Blackstone, received $25, and Sam
Carlisle and Louis Metz. two Boy
Scouts, received $15 at the Grain Ex
Bankers Slow to Organize
For Finance Production
Though the Conservation congress
in Omaha last week recommended
among other things that the bankers
of the state organize to finance pro
duction, banks in Omaha have done
nothing special along this line. Local
bankers say they understood this rec
ommendation to have particular refer
ence to the bankers out in the state,
and these are arranging to extend
loans wherever possible to farmers
and others who will use the money in
a productive way.
The Federal Land bank of Omaha
comes in for particularly good serv
ice along this line, since the law re
quires that it make no loans except
to actual farmers, for actual produc
tion on the farms, or for paying off
mortgages on the farms.
Women's Clubs of State
Are to Meet in Omaha
Omaha will entertain the 1917 con
vention of the Nebraska Federation of
Women s clubs-the last week in Oc
tober. Several hundred clubwomen
will attend. The time and place for
the meeting was set at a meeting of
state chairmen and the program com
mittee held in Lincoln Saturday.
New Carrier System at
Beddeo's Is Successful
The Beddeo Clothing company,
1417 Douglas street, installed a new
cash carrier system which had its
tryout yesterday and proved very sue-
It consists of metal boxes carried
on an endless rooe nroDelled by elec
tric motor. There are four stations,
at the ladies suit department, alter,
atnon department, delivery depart
ment and cashier's office.
"It is a great success," said Mr.
Beddeo. "We have been almost
swamped with business on Saturdays.
We had to carry people up by ele
vator to the cashier's office and then
down again. Under the new system
they make payments on the first floor
and inside of ten or fifteen minutes
the carrier system has carried the
cash to the cashier and come back
Sues for $5,000 Damages;
Jury Awards Him 1 Cent
Hyman Friede, who sued the
Omaha & Council Bluffs Street
Railway c impany for $5,000, was
awarded damages of 1 cent by a jury
in law court. Judge J. roup presiding.
He brought suit as a result of an al
leged assault made upon him by a
street car conductor on the Cuming
street line December 23. 1916.
Judge Troup instructed the jury
that damages by way ot compensa
tion only for injuries sustained are
, He said "punitive damages, that is,
damages by way of punishment of
defendant tor alleged wrongtui acts,
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Little Demand for Light
Run of Grain in Omaha
The Omaha grain market was en
tirely without pep and while receipts
were fair, there being twenty-seven
cars of wheat, fifty-one oi corn and
thirteen of oats, there was little de
mand for any of the grain.
Wheat sold at $2.84(32.85, un
changed from Friday, and while there
were no sales of corn, prices were
down a fraction, the offerings being
made at $1.581.59. Oats were a cent
off and sold at 64'i65 cents a
A Pair of Pro nil.
"Ann. Mid the old man, "I wish you
wouldn't wear your hair quite so Ions."
"Got to have It Ions, dad. It you wear
It brushed hack." I
That ! all rii-ht If you keep It bruihed I
back. But those two locks that stick out
on each side of your forehead make you
look like a Rocky mountain sheep." I
Louisville Courier Journal. e I
Freckles and Blotches
Are Easily Peeled Off
If you. are bothered with any cutaneous
blemish, it's a poor plan to use paint.
powder, or anything- else to cover It up.
Too often this only emphasises the defect.
Besides, It's much easier to remove the I
dtsflaurement with ordinary mercollsed
wax. Applied nightly, the wax will gradu-
lly remove freckles, pimples, moth
oatchea. liver spots, sallowness. red
blotches or any surface eruption. The
affected cuticle Is absorbed, a little each
day, until the clear, soft, youthful and
beautiful skin beneath Is brought wholly
to view. Aek the drurgfst for one ounce
of mercollsed wax and use this like you
use cold cream. Remove In morning with
soap and water. Many who have tried
this simple, harmless treatment report
If troubled with wrinkles Or furrows.
a wash lotion made by dissolving an ounce
or powdered saxonta in a nair pine or witch I
hassl, will prove wonderfully effective.
There Is nothing batter for drawing In a I
oaggy SKln ana improving tne racial con
Tour. It acts Instantly and will not Irri
tate even the most sensitive skin. -Adv.
There were no enlistments to the
Kebraska- National Guard Friday or
Saturday forenoon, and but fifteen for
In explaining the reasons for the.
lack of enlistments Major Todd said:
"The people don't realize the seri
ousness of this war. We are too
busy, things are going too smoothly
for the people to realize the serious
ness of what we are up against. It
isn't a lack of patriotism, but lack of
"One reason why we are not get
ting as many, recruits as the regular
army is that it has many agent trav
eling and soliciting for recruits. Post
masters are being paid $5 for every
recruit th.v inrltirn in Inln
"There is an advantage to men en
listing in the Guard because they as
sociate witn home friends, whereas
in the army they are mixed with
strangers. Then again, we recruit
only for the infantry. The army
'offers applicants a greater varied
service to choose from,"
, Thomas Graham of the United
States National bank and Hugh
Graham of the M. E. Smith company,
brother of Miss Mabel Graham, who
is a teacher in the Franklin school,
nave enlisted in the navy. Another
brother, George Graham, expects to
Six navy recruits hive been given
temporary employment in Omaha as
,elerks and distributors of advertising,
.through the employment agency con
ducted by EnsigS) Rayley.
There is almost no sickness among
guardsmen at Fort Crook, according
to Major Birkner. He reports that
Companies A, B and C today finished
their second innoculation against ty
phoid and that the headquarters, the
.machine and the supply companies
received their third and last innocula
tion Friday. Only the first innocula
tion caused illness or soreness.
Sergeant Knobbs, Company B,
-Fort Crook, who was run over by an
engine at the Union Pacific bridge six
weeks ago, is now riding about the
Eost in a wheel chair. Hit la able to
obble about somewhat with the use
of crutches. -
Lieutenant E. L. Wilbur, In charge
ef enlisting men-for the quartermast
ers' reserve corps, reports that he has
signed up fifty-one recruits today.
Among the list art thirty-two chauf
fers and ten clerks. There is a great
demand for teamsters. Lieutenant
I Wilbur Stated. , ':;.(.' ...
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Bright Show Windows
Can yon aee your store the center of attraction! Can you see your
window display! lighted by powerful concealed Mazda lamps, the
rays drawing tie eyes of passers-by like a veritable magnet f
Watch how pedestrian, halt, wait, and turn
to look at the bright displays their inter
est held by the streams of powerful light.
Others have won success by clever effects in window lighting, why
not you, Mr. Merchant!
Call, and we will gladly send our expert to you for consultation.
' DOUGLAS 1062.
OMAHA ELECTRIC LIGHT &
UNION PACIFIC BUILDING
Body of G. W. Guthrie Is
To Pass Through Tonight
En route to Pittsburgh, Pa., the
old home for burial, at midnight to
night, the body of George W. Guthrie,
late ambassador to Japan, will pass
through Omaha on a special train,
running as a second section of Union
Pacific No. 10. There will be seven
teen persons in the funeral party,
friends and relatives of the late am
bassador. The body reached San
Francisco Friday, coming across the
Pacific on a Japanese cruiser.
Ravenna Bootlegger Pays Fine.
Ravenna, Neb, May 26. (Special.)'
D. L. Horner pleaded guilty in po
lice court yesterday to the charge of
selling liquor and was fined $100 and
costs, which he paid.
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
We Save You Money There Are Reasons
17th and Howard i
Consolidated With Raymond's
1513-15 HOWARD ST.
The Dining Room Suite) pictured is a drawing from a
William and Mary style, in Jacobean oak, on our floor
The Buffet is 66-inch length, for i. .$49.75
The Table is 54-inch and 6-ft. extension $32.50 n
The China Cabinet 42 inches wide, trenched plate
rail shelving - v , $33.75 -
The Side Chair (not shown) each $6.75
The Arm Chair, leather slip seat $9.75
The same style is also, shown In a black walnut suite, com
prising serving table EQUALLY LOW PRICED.
Buffets, golden oak, 48-inch length. .. .$13.75, $16,75, $19.75
Buffets, fumed oak, 45-inch length $14.75, $17.50, $22.50
A long line of 'Extension Tables to select from, and vary
one a money saver FOR YOU. -
Because an article of
Furniture is costly it does
not necessarily follow that it
expresses Value. If you pay
more do you know the value
is there? Durability can only
prove long after your pur
chase. Then value, like vir
tue, becomes its own reward.
The values we give are put
into "Our Good Furniture"
before it is priced, and there
fore it is made worthy of
our far-reaching guarantee
Our Service, likewise,
is of the stamp that follows
you to no point short of your
un compromised satisfaction.
It rests on the basis of your
smallest purchase and there
by we endeavor to merit
your, largest order.
Make this a weak ef mind
ing up your living room furni
ture needs at Blf Savings. You
can surely suite yourself to
stylo, quality and price at tbo
Raymond or our Homo Store
every day-thla week.
The luxurious chair pic
tured above is done in a
most handsome English
tapestry; it has spring
arms, loose cushion spring
seat and base springs
very roomy and is in all a
chair; can De nair stunea.
Marked to $49.75
Other large overstuffed pieces,
ehairs and rockers, velours and
tapestries and leathers, an
$18.75, $22.75. $26.75.
Every on an astonishing value.
Many bit. eair. odd over
stuffed chairs and rockers re
main from our recent heavy
selling in this lection and yet
prices made more attractive be
cause of broken suites.
Fireside Chair and Rocker "Clean-Up"
The chair illustrated is exactly as shown and is
covered in a soft figured blue velour. . . .$21.00
Rocker to match $22.50
A Walnut Rocker, similar design, auto seat,
"Moire" blue velour or tapestry $16.75
A cane seat and back wing chair or rocker, same
period, mahogany $12.75
A very smart solid mahogany chair, covered in
a mixed rose, tan and green tapestry of antique
weave, hand carved front legs $17.25
A mahogany reception chair or rocker, like cut,
except the wings, covered in solid stone gray,
rose and blue velours; very firmly constructed.
In this section are more than fifty splendid ex
amples in both chain and rockers, in the type
of chair illustrated ; all priced sharply under value
Davenports velours, tapestries and leath
ers. Priced from $46.50, $55.00, $59.75.
Some vejry unusual values shown among
This magnificent Davenport
measures 84 inches over all;
has three loose spring cush
ions filled with silk floss. The
arms are very broad. Spring
construction. The back is
deeply . upholstered in long
drawn curled hair. Covered
in tapestry and matches the
chair shown. Both pieces are
shown on the Raymond first
floor. Price, only. .. .$84.75
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9x12 Royal Wiltons
9x12 Extra Axminstar,
(no seam) $23.75
7-6x9 (bedroom size)
6x9 Wilton Velvets
of Herringbone "Crex"
heavy and lasting.
6x9 8x10 9x12
$4.60 $8,75 $11.50
Fancy Washable Rag
Rugs from 98e up
Wood Fibres, 27x54
Nifty Nets, each
25c, 35c, 45c, 85c
Elegant Parlor Cur
tains in popular pat
terns, ivorys and
ecru, $2.25, $3.25,
$4.50, $6.78, $7.25,
$8.50 and up.
Bedroom Suites and Odd Pieces
Cover a Vary Large Section at Both Storm
n I II II T1
The. Suite shown
is of select black
true to the Queen
Anne period. The
Dresser is 48-in.
base, full width
mirror. The Chif
fonier is 37-inch
base, has portable
raois is 42-mch
base, has triple
mirrors. The Bed
is full 4x6 width.
The Suit. 1278
Rocker and chair
to match, also a
bench for the
This suite is of
the finest work
out ana an exceptional value.
Oak Dressers, at $9.78.
$11.75, $14.75, $16.80
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vuu iiauiui, sua iuanog
any Dressers, at $22.50, $26.50, $29.78
That Serves h
Found In The
This large family sise, lee capacity 78
pounds, white, enameled. Price, 924.50.
No air leaks la the Thertno-Cell absolute
dry air circulation, conserving your lea and
preserving your foods. Prices on small afses
run $9.78, 911-78, 913-78, 91930, 919-79.
VeijMMjeasTset aas luaaea,
1 It free see
cream in fivo
m I n uUa. It
holds I quarts
and you can
niece this lit
tle fraesor in
ater. Priced at
Serviceable, Big Values
Cooker, 1-qt. ,65c
Ware that wears.
it is good
use on the
Sf'Inch Flower Boxes for your
porch, made of galvanised iron
painted green, price Mc
Thii Porrh Run tut A fof IV..
well made 91.65, with chains
Fibre Porch Swings in any
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