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OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 9, 1917.
VOL. XL VI. NO. 305.
On Trains, tt H ((,
Niwi ttudt, Etc., So,
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
FIRE TO HOSPITAL.
WHICH IS GUTTED
Crash or Nature's Artillery
Rivals That of the War's
Roar on the Ypres .
The Leonirdo Da Vinci . hospital,
2808 Harney street, was gutted by
fine early Thur-day morning as a re
sult of being struck by lightning. Xo
one was iniured
There were no patients in the place.
About ten days ago lire believed to
have been of incendiary origin prac
tically destroyed the second story.
Since then Dr. Knollenberg has been
having the building refitted and over
hauled. Dr. Knollenebrg is nut of
the city. The place is insured.
The building was formerly occu
pied as a home by Dr. Jensen and
later by Hugh Murphy.
The house of J. D. Weaver, '411
South Thirty-third street, was struck
by lightning, the bolt hitting the
chimney and jumping to one side,
tearing a hole as large as a barrel
thrqugh the roof, and then losi itself
in the baseme.it. .None of the occu
pants of the building was injured,
though all were quickly awakened
and slightly stunned. The lightning
did not set the house on lire, although
it tore up Mrs. Weaver's room on its
way to the basement.
A second fire alarm was reported at
the Globe Van & Storage Co. ware
house, Twenty-second and Cuming.
Rains Quarter of an Inch.
The thunqer storm of Thursday night
was a weather freak, the weather
bureau says. There was nothing in
meteorological conditions that is
known to have caused it. The thun
der was of extraordinary violence.
Exactly a quarter of an -nch of rain
fell in Omaha. At Ashland there
was just a little rain, 0.03 of an inch.
No other place in the state had as
heavy a rain as 'Omaha. Most places
had none at all.
In the vicinity of Hamburg, la.,
there was a bad washout on the Bur
lington and most of the Omaha-Kansas
City trains are being routed by
way of Lincoln.
Thursday the Wabash succeeded in
getting its Omaha-St. Louis line open,
following the heavy rain of Tuesday
and Wednesday, but the stnrm of this
morning again tied up traffic and all
trains are annulled. Three bridges
south of Blanchard, la., are reported
to have been washed out.
Family Movies Tonight
And for Kiddies Saturday
Four family movie programs will be
given in neighborhood theaters to
night. The Boulevard will show Bes
sie Love in "A Daughter of the Poor"
and "His Rise and Tumble"; Subur
ban, Gladys Hulett in "The Candy
Girl" and a comedy; Lothrop. Ethel
Barrymore in "Awakening of Helena
Ritchie" and a cartoon comedy; and
t'.-.t Apollo, Alice Joyce and Harry
Morley in "The Courage .of Silence",
and a Black Diamond comedy.
For the children's movie at the
Muse Saturday morning, the second
number of the" Edison Conquest films
will be shown. It includes "Chris
and the Wonderful Lamp," a modern
fait y tale; a nature study film, South
American sea birds; story of the Wil
low Pattern; Crystals; and a comedy.
"On the R. F. D. Route, 10,000 B. C."
The same picture will be shown at the
Besse on the South Side in the after-
Omaha Y. M. C. A. War Fund
Is Slowly Being Ciosed Up
Y. M. C. A. WAR FUND.
Previously reported $13,977
Smaller subscriptions 17S
Total U date $14,352
State headqnirters 'reported n little
over onc l'iird of the state's $00,000
allotment already raised and definite
ly reported. Indications arc that close
to $40,000 h been raised, though
only a lill'e moie than half of it has
been dcliniely reported.
SALES TOPIC OF
'Fighting Parson' From Brook
lyn and New York, Bond
Expert to Talk at Com
Rev. Xewell Dwight Hillis. pastor
of" Plymouth church, Brooklyn, and
Lawrence Chamberlain, banker and
bond expert of New York, will speak
in the interest of Liberty bond sales
at the Commercial club at noon Sat
urday. A public affairs luncheon
will be given. W. D. McHugh will
These men arrive in Omaha at 7:15
MAYOR IS SURE OF
HIS PLAN TO GIVE
Expects to Receive Substan
tial Support After the Pub
lic Hearing on Next
Mayor Dahlman feels confident he
will receive substantial support in the
city council when he submits his plan
to have the city council take over the
police department and to give Chief
Dunn complete control.
"It is my thought to allow the in
vestigation of the police department
to be held next Tuesday without any
restrictions and then to offer my plan
in writing after that hearing has been
completed," said the mayor.
'I would think that Mr. Kugel ought
to feel relieved that the commission
ers are willing to share his responsi
bility. I can't see where it will in
jure him politically," he added.
Wants Complete Probe.
The mayor will insist that the in
vestigation shall be complete. He
wants anybody and everybody who
may have something of value to of
fer to be heard on this occasion,
rather' than lu cast aspersions on the
"This will be the time and place to
tell what you know about the police
department," was another statement
by the mayor.
The council will summon w itnesses,
including Chief Dunn, Captain Malo
ney and all of the captains and ser
geants of the police department.
Superintendent Kugel does not take
kindly to the mayor's idea. He in
sists he is able to manage the police
department and does not need assist
ance from the other commissioners.
"I am willing that the police depart
ment shall be investigated. The de
partment is all right and is better than
when I took it over nearly four years
ago," is the substance of remarks ut
tered and reiterated by Mr. Kugel.
Burgess-Nash to Play
The Soldiers Sunday
At Ernie Holmes' park Sunday at
2 the base ball fans of this city will
see two of the fastest teams of the
year, the Burgess-Nash aggregation
against the Company A soldiers. The
Company A band will render patri
otic selections during the game. Jack
McCrea will umpire this game and
Wes BakeT will start for the store
The soldiers are oing to spring a
new pitcher and withhold his name.,
Burgess-Xash have a good scrapping
bunch this year, having won all of
their games out of town, two being
The store boys have had some trou
ble securing games in the city and
any teams wishing games call Gart
ner, Burgess-Xash company.
Any out-of-town teams wishing a
game for July 4 write or call Gartner,
"Buck" Speechless When
Given Pink Pajamas
Everett Buckingham was 59 years
As he is president of the board of
governors ot Ak-ar-Ben, the Doarrt
called him to meet the members at
the Omaha club at noon on an im
portant matter. When he arrived
there Gould Dietz made a fluent pres
entation speech and handed Bucking-
nam a handsome traveling bag. hen
Buckingham had accepted this with
hia usual good grace. Dietz began
another and still more . eloquent
. Buckingham looked astonished.
Dietz came to the climax of his
thunderous oratorv and drew from a
paper wrapped a pair of pink silk pa
jamas ot copious dimensions.
"Buck" was speechless.
These men have been on the road
several weeks on a speaking tour,
stimulating pu')lic interest in the
bonds. They plan tp speak in thirty
cities in eighteen states..
The Hilljs-Chamberlain speaking
tour,, which will include practically
every financial center of importance
in the states of the middle west, the
northwest, southwest and the Pacific
coast, was arringed,hy the Xational
Association of Manufacturers and the
American Bankers' association as the
essential feature in their country
wide campaign which they are con
ducting in conjunction with the Fed
eral Reserve bank to help the govern
ment raise the required $2,000,000,000
by June 15. ,
"For What is Gcnrrany So Desper
ately Fighting?" will be the theme of
Dr, Hillis' add'ess in Omaha. Since
the outbreak ot the war Dr. Hillis,
who is one of Anirrica's foremost pul
pit orators, has shown a marked
eagerness to turn his eloquence into
channels of patriotic service. His
reecnt application for the post ot
chaplain in the army corps which ex
President Roosevelt planned to raise
for service in France earned for him
the title of the "Fighting Parson."
Lad 7 Years Old Says He
Will Join Army if Needed
'I didn't come to join the army,
but 1 will join if they need me," said
little Joseph McCaully. 7 vears old of
Avoca, la. Joe was found by officers
when he attempted to cross the
Douglas street bridge from Council
"A man put me on the train this
morning and paid the conductor my
fare," he said. "He bought my dinner
and told be to wait for him, but I got
tired waiting and walked around. "My
na knows the man I came with but
3n't kn'-w his name." the little lad
responded to the questions of the of
Ambassador Elkus at Paris.
Paris, June 8. Abram I. Elkus. for
mer American embassador at Con
stantinople, arrived in Paris from
Berne today, accompanied by his
Saturday is Boys' Day at
Drexels. Do not be satisfied with
the "good enough" kind get a
real shoe made for hard wear
that a good, live boy will give
If our kind of boys' shoes cost
a trifle more than the common
kind you will find them worth
more than the difference.
We guarantee every pair of
our boys' shoes to be satisfac
tory to the boy and to the par
ents Boys' Siiet, 40 7 EC
Little Gents' Siiei, (fcO C A
10M to 13 V.OU
PARCEL POST PAID
Drexel Shoe Co.
1419 FARNAM ST.
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4"! THE THROTTLE"
"It's the good Red Crown in
the tank that does it."
Your engine picks up eagerly
pulls smoothly when throt-?
tied down. Look for the Red
Oil stops power leaks.
at all times.
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m i:eIiL3 lN",r"k, y&
We're not imposing any In
demnities on our patrons be
cause of the fact that every
ynrd of woolens in our suit
stocks, the trimmings, the lin
ings, the buckram, the canvas,
the buttons and the threads are
selling far higher than they,
Greater Nebraska patrons are
reaping the benefit of our doU
icy of lowest-in;the-city prices,
and in standing oy our patrons
we reap our benefit in a
greater volume of sales
and thousands of new cus
tomers. Real store service at
your service why be
JOHN A. SW ANSON, Pres.
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-WM. L. HOLZMAN, Treas.'
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Values. I . j&Msl LAliOL
All America No Greater
Clothing Values at
OT only the most representative assem
blage of Rochester, N. Y. clothes makers
(known 'round the world as the best) , but
values that alone are due to tremendous con
tracts for woolens placed months ago under the
direction of our buying organization with its
quarter century of experience. In justice to
yourself inspect these unprecedented values
in Spring Suits Saturday, at $15, $20, $25.
Selections Five to Fifteen Times
Larger Than Elsewhere
There are sport suits in scores of variations, from
clever pinch backs to full belted, four-pocket military ef
fects. Norfolk, English Soft Roll Sacks, Double Breasted
Coats half, quarter or full lined models, finished with
the most exacting care. Flannels, serges, homespuns,
worsteds, basket weaves and other smart summer fabrics.
Styles that run the entire scale, from ultra conservative
to ultra extreme. '
The height of achievement in
clothes creation, imported and
finest domestic weaves, distinct
ive characterful patterns and dis
tinguished conservative styles
$30. $35. $40
Stout men, large men, short men,
short stout or tall men. Wonder
ful selections of special sizes en
ables us to fit and satisfy men of
abnormal proportions, at
$15 $20 $25 $30 $35 $40
Raincoats, Motor Coats, Convertible Utility Coats plaids,
checks, stripes and a host of tans, greys, oxfords, $5 to $25
Mon'o and Young Men's Clothlnr SKOnd Floor.
The Straw Hat Store of Omaha
Such wonderfully complete stocks are a revelation to the
most critical dresser. Everything in correct straws is here.
The very style YOU require conservative or extreme
f and every hat an exceptional value.
Spttt Braid Yacht and Sennit Genuine Panamas and Fine
Straws, $2 to $4 Bangkok Hats, $4 to JJO
Comfortable Porto Rican and Smart Caps lor Traveling,
Madagascar Hats, $2 and $2.50 Golfing, Motoring, SOc to I7
FREE WITH EVERY HAT A PATRIOTIC HAT CORD
Buy Traveling Goods Today
The importancelof choosing your vacation luggage now cannot be
over-emphasized. Prices will not remain at our present low level for such
high grade and scarce merchandise after these are sold.
Suit Cases, Standard and Steamer Traveling Bags,
$1.25 to $20 Trunks, at $5 to $25 $2.50 to $35
Neverbreak', Supreme wardrobe trunk value, exclusive here, $16.50
Finest Wardrobe Trunks, at $22.00 to $60.00
Haberdashery Saturday Specials
Men'. Starched Cuff Madras Shirts New com
bination bold and colored hair line triple ci cn
Men's Smart Silk Shirts Fine quality silks, ex
ceptionally attractive new combination fljC AA
eroup stripes, special, at yi.w coior gtnpe patterns, at
Largest Showing of Celebrated Manhattan, CI CA $7 00
Yorke and Bates Street Shirts, at 1w to v'.wV
Variety Plus Values
The more particular a man is abiut neckwear the more he ap
preciates our superb showing. Paisleys, Rumchundas, Hawaiians,
English Repps A world wide exhibit of neckwear, at
50. 65. 31.00. S1.50. S2.00
MEN'S UNION SUITS
World's Best Lines
Unlimited selection to satisfy all demands for underwear. Every
proportion, every body siie, all wanted kinds are here, from
Vassar, Superior, B. V. D., Madewell, J t ff AA
Hatch-One-Button and many others,'' 1 vU t0 PO.UU
Men's Summer Footwear Lowest -in -the -City Prices
Men's White, Natural Linen and Palm
Beach, Blucher and English Lace Ox
fords, at 83.50. 84.00. 84.50.
Men, a New Oxford, the Pall Mall, ask to
see it. Black and tan, 85.50 nd 87.
Other smart Oxfords, at 83.50 to 86.
Men's Outing Shoes, tan, black and smoke
at 83.50 Also grey canvas Bhoes, Elk
skin soles, special at 82,50.
Men's Hardy Hide Army Shoes, $6.00
Boy Scout Shoes, at $2.50 to $3.50
Shoei Main Floor, North.
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