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Women Members of Federated
and Commercial Clubs Take
Active Part in Work;
Boy Scouts Assist.
Suffragists and anti-suffragists,
members of federated clubs ind un
federated clubs, all loyal American
women, were united Tuesday to assist
registration at the 109 different polls
scattered throuehout the city.
Some were deeply moved while they
watched the boys sign the application
blanks, while others laughed and did
their best to encourage some of the
youths who looked and acted as if
they were signing their death war
Fire barns, small dingy groceries,
meat markets and basements of school
houses, assumed an unusual and incon
gruous aspect, and one might have
thought it was the women who were
registering, rather than the men, from
the number of electrics and limousines
gathered at some of the polls.
Men and women were found remin
iscencing at every poll about members
of their families who had won dis
tinction in the civil, Spanish-American
and even the Mexican wars.
At 10:30 the 20,000 copies of the
president's mtssage, which were being
distributed by the women, was ex
hausted. Mrs. F. H. Cole, acting
chairman of the Nebraska division of
the Council of National Defense, was
in charge of the, distribution at the
Commercial club.
Among the women who started out
as early as 7 o'clock to deliver the
messages and help at the different
polls were: Mesdames J. M. Metcalfe,
V. A. Smith, A. L. Fernald, William
Berry, P. J. Farrel, N. M. Graham, E.
L. Burke, Halleck Rose, John L. Ken
nedy, J. W. Gill, J. W. Welch, N. H.
Tyson, Charles l-randish, Charles Les
lie, C. E, Johannes, Joseph Barker, W.
F. Baxter, Victor Coffman, Cuthert
Vincent, R. L. McKelvie and Mona
Boy Scouts also assisted in the dis
tribution of the message.
At the poll at Fortieth and Cum
ing streets, Lee Johnson, when given
the president's message by one of the
women in charge, looked at it while
, walking across the street, then came
back and said, "Give this to some one
who is interested in it, I am not,"
He also said he agreed with the
Rev. Dr. 8811218 sentiments and
only registered because he had to.
- When Robert Connell, son of Dr.
R. W. Connell. registered and was
asked whctfH he had been vaccinated,
he said he would not deny it and that
he was perfectly sanitary.
Father Dies in German Army;
Son Would Fight for U. S.
"Mine fatter und brudder Fredrich,
mit mine cousins und ungels iss all got
ge-killed fighting mit der trenches in
because der kaiser t'hellmit him
says dey, must! I'm Chermans und
vas borned in Heligoland, but J vas
Amerikin now und you bet I fighd for
Ungle Zaml You bedt I buy vun
from dem Libersties bondts und grad
so soon ve I gedts de money I buys
amulder vun I"
This was the answer H. E. Gregory,
assistant manager of the Hotel Fonte
nelle, got when lie interviewed Karl,
one of the bus boys.
The Omaha Hotel Men's associa
tion has subscribed to $20,000 worth
of Liberty bonds, and of this sum
the Hotel Fontenelle, having at pres
ent 200 employes, expects to under
write at least $5,000. Already more
than half of the employes have agreed
to each buy a bond.
Hani Nitchl is an Hungarian scul
lery boy who has been in the coun
try only a few years, and most of his
relatives, too, were forced into the
war by the iron hand of militarism,
so he, too, is bitter against despotism.
He gets $1 a day and his "keep," and
he told Mr. Gregory not to pay him
at all, but to hold his wages until
he got enough to buy a bond. Many
of the waiters .and kitchen help are
foreign-born and strangely these are
the most eager to "do their bit," ac
cording to Gregory.
Mission for the Deaf .
. At Dodge Street Church
For the first time in Omaha a
unique religious movement, a week
of missions for the deaf, is in session
at Sr. Mary Magdalene's church,
Nineteenth ;and Dodge streets. The
mission is for non-Catholic as well as
Catholic deaf.
The prayers, lectures and songs are
given in the deaf and dumb language.
Wednesday night the life of Christ
will be given in an illustrated lecture.
Father Gehl of Wisconsin is con
ducting the mission in Father Sinne's
church..' The mission opened Sunday
and continues until next Sunday,
services being evenings at 7:45, and
concludes Sunday afternoon at 3
- Father Gehl is connected with the
School for the Deaf at St Francis,
Wis., and acts as missionary in the
middle west The lectures and ser
mons are interesting to the general
public, as Father Gehl accompanies
his gestures with spoken words and
the public is invited. -
Father Gehl is this week also tell
ing of his work among the deaf at the
various academies.
Omaha Women Take Active Part
in Registration of the Young Men
Art... "'v!V'
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Upper Picture Mrs. Jeseph
Barker, 2d, registering Vincent C.
Hascall, the first man to register at
the poll at Fortieth and Cuming
streets. '
Right to left, lower cut: William
H. Thompson, 4512 Lafayette avenue,
aged 21, University of Omaha gradu
ate this year; Mrs. Charles E. Johan
nes and Mrs. I. F. Baxter pinning on
the registration button and giving the
presidents' message. Taken at engine
house, Forty-first and Hamilton
Af r '
t Mi w
Rabbi ' Frederick Cohn Says
Future Will Look Back
With Pride Upon
This Day.
Convention of Special
Agents is Called Off
On account of the war the conven
tion of the International Association
of Railway Special Agents and Po
lice scheduled to have been held
In Omaha June 25-27, has been in-
man, special agent for the Burling-
iimi, ia m uicmucr ui mc association
executive committee and after com-
fnnniratiner u,itk hit h.ab
decided that this year railway spe-
tiu agenu win De too ousy to spend
their time attending conventions.
Thi convention of special agents,
had it been held, would have brought
400 to 500 delegates to the city.
Would Issue $65,000,000
Of Rock Island Bonds
Springfield, 111., June 5. A petition
filed today with the State Public Util
ity commission by the Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific Railroad company
asks authority to issue $65,000,000 of
preferred stock pursuant to reorgani
zation of the road, .which is now in
the hands of a receiver.
June 5, 1917. ,
The day marks a red letter day in the
history of America. Future ages will
look back with pride and joy to June
5, 1917, as the day when the jouth
of a whole nalioi stepped bravely
forth to register in the cause of lib
erty. The united manhood of all
America proclaims to all the despots
in the world that the day of despotism
is done, that 10,000,000 of the noblest
sons of the noblest nation of the earth
are ready to sacrifice their all in the
noblest cause that can enlist the-
energy and the devotion of the flower
of humanity in the safeguarding of
democracy in the shedding of their
blood if necessary, to assure that all
America has stood for she shall
continued to stand for that a seal shall
be put upon ,her professions to
be the land of liberty and oorior-1
tunity; that she puts into the scale
all her resouces not merely of ma
terial might and physical power, but
back of every man that registers to
day are the spiritual forces of an in
vincible optimism and an unconquer
able idealism. , Nay, it is in a holy
spirit that our young men go forth
today to consecrate themselves in a
war for the liberation of humanity.
This is one of the holy moments of
mankind and holy are they, Priests
of the Lord, who on the altar of
their country and in the service ot the
world's highest ideals, place their
lives, their hopes, their plans and
theic destinies.
Let every man that goes forth to
day to register his name on his coun
try s records do so with the proud
consciousness that he is writing his
name on the honor roll of the nation,
and that the same hand that affixes
his signature to the document of lib
erty is signing the death warrant of
despotism and issuing the call for the
nobler humanity of the future, when
not only will the peace of righteous
ness reign, but the happiness of jus
tice be established.
School Fund Swells from
Fines Assessed Bootleggers
Bootleggers did a rushing business
Sunday, with the result that the school
fund benefited by several donations
of $!00 and costs.
Barney M. Sorley, 810 North Six
teenth street, pleaded guilty to dis
posing of whisky to R. Ml Landon,
1909 Douglas street, who was arrested
for being drunk. Landon was dis
missed by reason of his telling where
the liquor had been purchased and
Sorley was fined $100 and costs.
Thomas R. Lee, 5119 South Twenty,
sixth street, was arrested, notwith
standing the fact that he had care
fully labeled a pint of whisky polish.
When told that he would be shown
leniency in case he would tell where
the liquor was purchased, he told the
court that it bad been purchased from
Earl Grace, who conducts a soft drink
parlor in the old Big 4 saloon at
Ninth and Douglas streets. Grace was
immediately arrested, but his hearing
continued until Tuesday in order that
witnesses may be found.
Emil Bander, proprietor of a soft
drink parlor , at 1102 North Sixth
struct, plead guilty to serving intoxi
cating liquors and paid a fine of $100
and costp.He promised to bring the
balance of his supply into court to be
O. f. Vance, whose home is in Mar
shalltown, la, had in his possession
one one-tenth pint bottle of .whisky.
He was fined $100 and costs.
J. Bolker, 607 South Thirteenth
street, was discharged on a charge of
illegally having intoxicating liquor in
his possession.
Take Care of Yourself.
If you want a clear head and good
digestion you must not let your bow
els h.rnm. Mnira.J .I.L '
b.VBeku puisonous
waste from the body, as is always the
v..o .mo you Decome constipated,
froper food, an abundance of water
and nntv nf n,..lAnH -u : , ,j
, . w,uvvl cacii:ic snouia
keep your bowels regular. When that
fails you should take Chamberlain's
tablets. They cause a gentle move
ment Of th hnw.l. 1
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Robert Cowell Suggests Fund for
Dependents of Those Who Fight
Everyone who can should own a
Liberty bond. No one deserves any
special credit for owning one. That
much we should all be witling, nay
glad, to do for our country. To loin
money to the government is such a
little thing. The security is, of course,
the best in the world; the bonds are
not taxable, the rate of interest is al
most as good as can be gotten on any
gilt edge safe investment, and equr.l
to or in excess of what many savin 1 9
banks pay.
To loan money to the government,
give money, indeed, to our country, is
so trifling, compared to offering one's
life that it is shameful to baggie or
hesitate over the doing of it. It is
the barlrv of the breast to the bullet
the tending of one's self (hat merits
Talk at we may of oatrlotism. one's
duty to his country, it is no light thing
to leave nome, tamiiy, all that is
near and dear, and risk sickness,
mutilation, even death, for your flag.
Surely, when so manv lives are to be
offered on the altar of our country,
it would be pitiably sordid to hesitate
to offer our money. Nay, we should
be willing to do more.
I would like to see action either by
the state, or by men and women vf
means, to raise or provide a tund to
supplement the war wages of Uncle
Sam with a sum which would provide
or dependents or accumulate to the
credit of those who risk their lives.
Might it not be a good thing for
our men and women of wealth, our
manufacturers and business men, to
subscribe a certain amount monthly to
such a fund?
Wouldn't it be a commendable thing
for Omaha to start such a fund, to
set the pace, to show the real broth
erly attitudsat this time? Shouldn't
we all be willing to give until we
feel the pinch, the hurt, when we ex
pect, nay, demand, that our boys
make, if necessary, the supreme sacri
fice r
The writer will be willing, yes glad,
to contribute $50 or more monthly to
such a fund while the war lasts.
Where is the coward who would not
be willing to give of his paltry dol
lars ior sucn a country? it should be
considered a real privilege to give
of our means, as it is our duty to
offer our lives, our all.
Young Italians to March
x To the Recruiting Office
Under' tlje auspices of the .local
Christofer Columbus lodne fiftv
young men of Italian parentage will
marcn through the streets to the army
recruiting station to enlist.
I he parade -will be headed bv the
Christofer Columbus band and mem
bers of the lodge. '
I he young men -decided to enlist
following efforts of lodge members
urging them to join the colors. '
"The war against Germany is our
war," President Falcone of the Chris
tofer Columbus lodge said. He will
lead the parade.
Ihe patriotic demonstration will
start at 4 o'clock Tuesday from Co
lumbus hall, 1108 South Sixth street,
march to Tenth and Farnam streets,
then west on Farnam to Nineteenth.
where it will turn south to Harney
and then east to Fifteenth. On Fif
teenth and Harney the parade will go
north to Capitol avenue and then west
to Sixteenth street.
Improvers Ask Suspension '
Of the Detective Chief
"Chief Dunn has not spoken to
Steve Malony for a year," announced
R. J. Sutton, Trother of ' Detective
Paul Sutton, at a meeting of the
United Improvement club Monday
night. ....
Sutton of i the improvement club
charged that a proposal to transfer
Commissioner Kugel from the police
department is an effort to "get things
hushed up." , .
The club adopted a resolution, of
fered by Mr. Sutton, declaring that:
Maloney be suspended forthwith, in
vestigation' of police department be
heUKwithout delay, and that Mr.
Kugel be not transferred.
Mr. Sutton further explained that
Omaha now has three police depart
ments, each with a head and three
heads not even linked together in
Siamese-twins manner..
Benson Enthuses for War
At Big Patriotic Rally
Benfton watt rafriH awav witU n-
riotic fervor Mondar night at an open
air meeting held at Main square. More'
man i.uuu persons were present
The Rev. I F P.-!,:, .h
companied the Fifth Nebraska to the
"'ti uorucr as cnapiain, was one
of the principal speakers.
"The man who fails to register
should h nKfrariT-) anA ...
of the country," he said.
now many ot you young men are
reartv In intn tk- pnln.." 1.. --I..J
following his address. More than 100
raised their hands. - i
The Rev. A. J. McClung, pastor of
Bcson Presbyterian church, and the
Rev. John Calvert of the Benson
Methodist church made short patriotic
The meeting was called to order by
the blowing of trumpets. Hundreds
of school children sang patriotic
J. V. McDowell, Omaha
Pioneer, Buried Tuesday
John V. McDowell, 70 years old, a
resident of Omaha for more than
forty years, died Monday morning at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Coit
Campbell, 327 North Thirty-seventh
street, with whom he had made his
home for the last two years. Death
followed a stroke of paralysis suf
fered a week ago.
Mr. McDowell was active in busi
ness until two vears aco. when he
retired. He was associated with the
New York Life Insurance company
oi-umana ana tne Anglo-American
Trust company.
He is survived bv two daughter
Mrs. Frank T. McConnell, La Grange,
111, and Mrs. Coit Campbell of Oma-
na; one Brother-, .fcam t., St. Louis,
and a sister, Mrs. Ella Moore, New
Funeral services were Tuesday at
2:30 o'clock from the Cole-McKay
parlors. Burial was at Forest Lawn.
Man Who Bought High '
Power Rifles Locked Up
Vernon, Tex, June 5. George Dod
son of Vernon, secretary of the local
orders of Farmers' and Laborers' Pro
tective association, was taken into
kustody yesterday charged with con
spiracy against the government.
Sheriff J. D. Key received tele
graphic instructions from Federal
District Attorney Odell of Dallas or
dering that Dodson, his father, C. F.
Dodson, and W. H. Emith of Vernon
be brought before the federal grand
jury at Dallas. This jury is investi
gating alleged anti-conscription con
spiracies. ' i
Vernon arms dealers, after receiving
what they term unprecedented calls
for high-powered rifles during the last
two weeks, reported the matter to the
Say No Attempt Was Made
To Wreck Gen. Wood's Train
Chattanooga, enn, June 5, Rail
road officials investigating the finding
of a large timber on the track in
front of the train which last night
bore Major General Leonard Wood
from Chattanooga to Birmingham are
inclined. to believe the obstruction fell
from a passing freight train and that
its presence was merely an accident1
Leave in Few Days as Fart of
Engineering Force to Re
build and Operate the
French Roads.
Company C, made up of officials and
employes of the Great Western road,
has been called to the colors, accord
ing to information received in Omaha.
It is expected that within a week or
ten days members of the organizations
will be on their way to France, where
they go as a part of one of the six
regiments of American railroad men
to rebuild and operate the roads of
that country.
Omaha and Council Bluffs employes
of the Great Western, who have en
listed, are not going to be out of jobs
whenthey return. They go abroad
with the assurance that upon their
return they will be given their old
positions' or ones equally as good.
They expect to get them, too, for
Samuel H. Felton, president of the
road, is in charge of the entire rail
road reconstruction in France, and
it is asserted that lie will look after
the future welfare of every railroad
man under him who makes good.
To make life in France pleasant for
the Great Western men and that they
may find bright spots along the way,
employes remaining in this country
have started a "comfort fund." Each
employe is voluntarily donating a sum
equal to 1 per cent of one month's
salary. A committee is to be named
to expend this fund, but in what man
ner, the rank and file of the employes
have not been advised.
' In addition to helping provide the
comtort tund, women employes of the
Great Western are going to spend all
their spare time this week making
"housewives" for the boys to take
along with them to Europe. These
"housewives" are khaki cases contain
ing needles, thread, buttons and all
such articles that a bachelor, or a
married man away from home would
need when he started out to make
minor repairs on his wearing apparel.
The Great Western has taken up the
Liberty loan proposition and is giving
the employes remaining at home an
opportunity of taking over as many of
the Liberty bonds as they desire. The
company is assisting in the purchase
by allowing employes to pay for the
bonds in twenty-four equal semi
monthly installments, the amounts to
be deducted from the wages. If an
employe leaves the company service,
the obligation to continue payment
of the bonds ceases and all money
paid on account is refunded, together
with interest at 3'A per cent to .him
or his legal representative.
Detective Suttdn Given
Another Leave by Chief
Detective Paul Sutton, who figured
in the Chadron case, told Chief Dunn
his wife is ill when he asked for an
extended leave of absence of twenty
seven days, which has been granted
with the O. K. of Superintendent
When asked if he granted the leave,
Mr. Kugel said: "Sutton asked the
chief for a leave. I don't know how
long it was for. The chief will know.
Leaves of absence go through the
Sutton's first leave some time ago
was ordered through Mr. Kugel with
out reference to the chief's office.
Mrs. Thompson Wins Omaha
Alleys Trophy Second Time
Mrs. A. P. Thompson defeated Miss
Lulu McGreer by 115 pins in the third
round for the Omaha alleys' trophy.
Mrs. Thompson Shot an 884 total for
five games to Miss McGreer's 769.
This is the second time Mrs. Thomp
son won the trophy and if she repeats
next week she will earn permanent
possession of the cup. Scores of the
match were:
Thnmn.nn ,.,,. ... ... ...
McOrr V.161-125-16S-136-179 ?
Wednesday night a mixed doubles
down and mil rnntoct n.:il l. l.l,l
the Omaha alleys.
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Light, but Powerful
CCRIPPS-BOOTH mechanism moves
witn little efiort. 1 his means low run
ning cost light wear.
It is easy to control; easy to ride in; easy
on gasoline and tires. '
Its motor is quick, lithe and pliable and
at the same time a storehouse of energy
for every demand.
S14 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb, Phone D. 5218
Four-Cylinder Roadster - t W5
four-Cylinder Coupe ... 1450
Eight-Cylinder Four-Passenger 1285
Eight-Cylinder Town Car - 2575
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Variable Route Tickets
Direct through Philadelphia or via Washington
All Rail or Rail and Steamer
Go one route Return another
Liberal Stopo vera Long Return limit
For particulars consult Local Ticket Agents or address)
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Where Greatest
Pulling Power
Is Needed GMC Trucks Excel
Out in the busy lumber camps of the
great Northwest far removed from
the traffic of cities, you will find
GMCs daily pulling thru the roughest
going and out of holes considered im
possible for two wheel driven trucks.
Go into.the cities where the big con
tractors and supply houses have enor
mous quantities of lumber and build
ing material to move quickly and you
will daily see GMCs under the bur
den of staggering loads overcoming
driving conditions that have proved
the Waterloo of many a good truck. 1 '
And rightly so, for into every GMC
truck is built that abundance of re
serve power which has made GMC
trucks famous greater power by far
than is needed under normal condi
tions spare power for emergencies.
But it is there for two reasons in
case of sudden need to enable .. GMC-
to accomplish white others may fail
second, to protect the truck, for when
it is not necessary to press a truck to
the utmost in ordinary work the opera
tive cost is less per ton mile the de
preciation less over a given period.
"Put it UpMo US to SHOW YOU"
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Lee Huff, Mgr.
H. E. Sidles, General Mgr.
S. C. Douglas, Mgr.
Sioux City.
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Omaha,, South Omaha and Council Bluffs
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