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The Omaha Sunday Bee 1
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 17, 1917.
H nr .D,y ooa n i-i.v. -
The activity in relief work and
preparedness that is being acconT-
plished by the women of Onialu in
anticipation of war, to nie. bring re
miniscences of the interest for the
ame cause during civil war times.
.The preparations were not on such an
extensive plan as now. for Omaha's
population was not very large in the
60s, and the means of transportation
very limited, the merchants of Omaha
being dependent wholly upon the
boats from St. Joseph for supplies.
The work done by the women in the
days of civil war time consisted or
knitting mittens for the soldiers. And
occasionally an enterininent at the
nome oi some citizen, witn home
talent, to raise a fund lor articles that
might be in demand. One tht I re-
and S&eep TPasiures Sent
3is TJiou&lvts -to Me
Jesse Lowe, father of F. B. Lowe of A
tins city, erected tlte lwiic in the we,
the brick work being done by With
nell Bros., and the carpentry by James
E. Boyd, one of Nebraska's governors.
member very well was at the home of
J. H. Lacey on the northwest corner
of Ninth and Harney (the present lo
cation of Fairbanks-Morse.) The
house was a, one-story brick cottage
with spacious rooms wellarranged to
lecommodate quite an assembly.
The well on the place was quite deep
as the "boys in blue" refreshed them
selves after drilling at the "old oaken
bucket." Mrs. J. H. Lacy, Miss Sadie
Mizcr, Iter sister, and Mrs. John Mc-
lonnicK were very cniuusiasiic in
planning the entertainment. A tem
porary stage was erected and the ever
dependable tableau one of the attrac
tions. The "hit" of the evening was
the song, "They Have Drafted- Him
Into the Army, sung by Miss Maggie
Ingalls, now Mrs Male Feck, in the
costumeXof a widow. Perhaps there
are a few living who will recognize
the words which I cannot resist send
My 'Johnny hae. ton to the in a tent,
They have drariM him Into Mil urrtry; :
I fhousht i h irouM epure
A Ion widow e nelr,
But they've drufted him Into the army.
I told them that he wee too youns, alaatl
At the rapfaln'a beadquertere
They eald he would Daaa.
They've drilled him up well to the Infantry
And they've drafted blm Into the army.
Oht Johnny, farewell,
Tour brother fell ,
Way down to "Alabamy."
X thousht they would apare
A loir wldow'e heir,
But they've drafted htm Into th array.
Vfiei Gussle Estabrook, sister of
Hrnry D. Estabrook, costumed as a
cflild of poverty, sang one of her com
positions, "Nobody's Child." I hard
ly think the sum rcalizen would com-
While taking a party of friends to
the Den lasts 'Monday night, Sam
Herzberg's mind was wandering (per
'haps he was thinking of that ill fated
trip to Minneapolis) at any rate af
ter passmg the pumping station at
I lorence lie inquired "where is that
daggone Den?" After being told, he
muttered something about high
Knees gasoMine, rummies, tires, Fords,
oulevards, etc, etc.
0. W. Eldridge and spouse Were
about to retire the other night, when
the lights downstairs were suddenly
switched on and off. 0. W. called
the police and then yelled in a large
round tone "where's my gun" and as
he had no gun the burglar leisurely
made his exit through the front door.
He then had the pleasure of explain
ing the get away , to about five big
Huskies trom the station.
the man of tile hour was soon to be
with them, in liia speedy ear. But lo
and behold, as the said cloud ap
proached there was no car to be seen
but just "His Majesty" "hot-footing it"
up ine miuuie ot tne roaa racing wiiu
time faster than any. Keystone Kops
were ever known to run. At that
tho, he tries to be a minute man, but
he s too fat.
Lucky, tsi't it that Wilfred
Ledotix's wife is not jealous. He is
our trench ally of a local movie
shop and they do" say that when he
says J in going down to see the Em
press, dear", she says "All right,
And 'So It Goes. '
On Monday morn he's full of go i
Ott Tuesday full of neDner I
On , Wednesday mom . he's going
t , ' atrnntr
On Thursday he's a stepper.
We cant for tie Kie of us sec why
H it. that H(is) Mdjetty) Thomas,
head of the "pictureplay ; house of
character" of this cily, does not start
saving coupons and get himself a
vest pocket edition of a timepiece.
Not that we have fvet known hint to
be very late, but then you-can't tell
he might sometime. We know once
he wished he had one. It was on the
eventful day he promised to "love,
honor and obey." Everything was in
readiness Jpr the ceremony, the min
ister, mourners for the bride, who
wat .growing impatient, and other in
cidentalt. The hall clock was hastily
bidding the various minuter farewell
and as the hour of hours approached,
no- H. M. T. "The- best man finally
looked up the road and saw a cloud
ii dust approaching and knew that
He has a page or two to get
The sunshine helps him fill it
On Friday morn it clouds all up
The rain then helps him kill it,
" - I
On Saturday he moans Ii is fate
His path is not in clover
Then Sunday wshert Monday in
And he starts the stunt all over.
Dave Schultz says a lady came in
to his shop the other day claiming
that her machine was out of order;
she said that everv time she tried to
play it the flerklle seemed to catch a
lot of lint, Dave smilingly answered
madam, perhaps you have been play
ing too much rag-time." And then
she broke a record.
The time; .1:15 A. M.
The Place; local tailoring estab
Cast of Characters: Jack Nune
maker and the "Bee Ad Peddler."
Enter the Ad Peddler
Jack: "Whv did you close the
Ad peddler: ','1 am a(cared of the
pare very favorably with what fs be
ing sent loaay, dui t am sure the in
terest and patriotism ' was just as
great. Everyone was willing to do
their share for their country. My
father was properietor of the "Hcrn
don House during the. civil war, and
many of the generals and their staff
made headquarters at the hotel. Some
of the muues I recall are: Generals
Craig, Simpson, Curtis, Mitchell and
officers of the staff, Northrup-Hamp-ton,
Schenck, Eno, Wilcox, Coburn
(at one time sheriff of Douglas
county), also H. W. Cremer, who was
a captatnon the staff. A few of the
officers made their headquarters in a
uricK uuuning on tne nortnwest cor
ner of Ninthnd Douglas streets,
using tons, m which meals were
The second, story of Megcath's
store onFarnam street between
Tenth and Eleventh streets, was used
Jor a hospital The "trained nurses"
were men. Drs. George B. McClellen
and Peabody were the army surgeons.
Barracks were built in the south side
of Harney street, the present site of
the Young Men's Christian associa
tion, and the corral was in the vicin
ity of Ninth, Tenth and Dodge streets.
The army mule and loag blue wagons
with white canvass and " U. S." in
large letters are not quite as familiar
now, the army auto taking their plaW
We witnessed drill every morning
west of the Herndon on Ninth afreet
The commissary was in the building
in a stor room on the first floor
and was always plentifully supplied
with hard-tack and bacon, which if
put up under the same condition to
day, I fear would fail to pass the in
spection of the board of sanitation.
In the basement ft times a few fed
eral prisoners were seen.
VV hen news of a union victory was
received, which was not a nrnmnt.
ly as today with telephone, telegraph
and wireless, the Herndon was bril
liantly illuminated with many candle?
put in a frame work at all the win-
dows. Great preparations were made
when General W. T. Sherman visited
Omaha and was an honored guest
at the Herndon- New silver and
furniture were purchased ant) the best
ine mantel onerea was stored away
to . await the arrival of this distin
guished person. I will always con
sider i was quite honored when he
neiu me on tits knee torsa few mo-
executive and an eternal booster for?) t? Jlf5Vo 'llli fWll Intl f ' lU xil lll)
the Danisrv-Brolherhood of America.! I I I I 1 1 17 ,''.
heir' buf .
I nfn I ruj flit
ment't conversation. My brother, D.
B. Allen, has in his oossession the
register of the Herndon with the
name of W. T. Sherman inserted on
Among my music I have many old
songs published during the Civil war
time and sung by the soldiers. One
written in memory of Abraham Lin
coln, published by Root and Cady of
Chicago in 1865, the ' music is by
George F. Root. ' It hat the custo
mary sign of mourning in the cover.
Memorial tervices were held in the
capitol, the -present site of Central
High school. ' .
Nebraska did, not shirk duty in the
60s and today, June 5, thousands are
shewing their strength and might to
tne worm. . ,
X By A. EDWIN LONG.
When Jorgen " Michaelsen, as a
small boy, played arourd the dis
tilleries in Denmark, herded -fiis
father's sheep and dairy cows, and
skated" down the river on his wood
en shoes, he" had never heard of
Likewise the Danish Brotherhood
of America' of which he is now su
preme secretary, was not yet in ex
Michaelsen longed to be a business
man. He stood at hisTather's knee
and coaxed to be allowed to enter a
dry goods store in northern Den
mark as an apprentice. But there
was cheese and butter to be made at
the Michaelsen home, and conse
quently there were a . number of dairy
cows that must be herded daily. So
young Jorgen was kept busy herding
tne cows and also the sheep.
He herded the sheep in pairs. That
is, he tied two sheep together with a
rone from sixto ten feet lonir. Thev
were' easier to handle that way. They
coma not scamper away ana stam
pede so easily.
He tied two strong bucks together
in this way and when he took the
rope to yank them homeward in the
evening the bucks were frolicsome.
They reared and pitched and ran
circles around the vounsr herdsman.
Thus they bound him hand and foot
and galloped away over the hills with
young jorgen a Helpless mass bump
ing over the stones at their heels.
About the forty-second bump they
snapped his thigh bone and so rid
themselves of their sheofierd for six
The lad's parents were away from
home, visiting in southern Denmark.
The boy had to lie all night and part
of the next day before he could get
nicaicai attention, rrom ine suner
ing of that night, he declares today.
he has something of an idea what the
men are suffering on the battlefields
or turope now.
Michaelsen never went to school
after he was 14.
Instead he worked in a distillery at
Hjorruig, Denmark. He used to
stand over the tpout where the new-
ly-distmed spirits How trom the cool
ings V coils to the kens. There he
sampled the product as it trickled
past. Yes, he used to stick his finger
into tne spout and tnen lick his tin
ger until sometimes he saw two
spouts where only one should have
oeen, but then such was the life of
the boy of his day.
At 18 he sailed for America and
Omaha. He had a brother already in
Omaha. He came to joinhim. Here
he found only hard bumps. He
shoveled gravel and laid ties for the
street car company, and for years
wielded " hammer and tongs at the
curiuigton repair shops.
With horny . hands and fnrnaee-
blistered face he took the civil serv
ice examination and became a letter
carrier. He carried for eleven years.
l nen, because he was a live wire, an
he was elected supreme secretary of
the order. v
Today he keeps the records for the
22,000 members throughout the
United States and he does it modest
ly and quietly in his office on the sec
ond, floor of the Paxton block.
Next In this Series: "How Omaha Got
Tom Try." s
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LVCTboTici5 a Hobjy!
Drifting off to sleep while the rain
Is pattering on the roof'is the hobby
of Steve Milledge, of the Smith-Vincent
Grain company. (-At least, if It
isn't his hobby, it's his greatest de
light . Steve says he's going to build
t brand new home, and everything
about that home is to be "just exactly
right" Comfort will be the keynote
i the whole plan, and, best of all.
sieve it going to enjoy perfect bliss
ivhen he jumps into his little trundlc
ed; for Steve is to have an automatic
ipnnkler to spray , the roof 'every
light WhatH he do in'winter, when
'lie water freezes as soon as it comes
ui ui ine spnnKicrr vu oteve ii nx
:lut. He'll know all the time the
ivater is running, so what't the dif
erence? ' "' "
Jiinmie Conuylly. second lieutenant
n .Company. Bof the Fourth regi
nent, Nebraska National Guard, has
he enviable reputation of being the
And that reputation is the immediate
outgrowth or jimmie't hobby. Jim
mie never asks a favor for himself.
That's a peculiarity of his. But he
makes up for it when asking favors
for others. Congressman. Lobeck is
the -i an who received most of Jim
mie's requests for help of others, and
the congressman is chiefly account
able for naming.Jt.1 the biggest
hearted man in the guard. Lieutenant
Connolly is now guarding the Union
Pacific , bridge from, fhe advent of
alien invaders and his seen service on
the border. Before departure for the
border he was practicing law in this
oity. It often takes an extra amount
of nerve to ask a favor, but anyone
who lacks this asset is at liberty to
have Jjmmie do it for them.
It't not often that a movie'show
man will spend his spare time taking
in the picture shows of the town. Vet
that's the hobby of H. M. Thomas.
manager of the Strand. - Ever since
aiggest-hearted man in the guard. Tie was school boy the movies bad )
strange fascination for Mr. Thomas.
The more he saw of them, the more
he liked themv As he grew older he
determined that the moving picture
game Wat the .only one worth follow
A'though he hat spent a Krge part
of life watching the hlms unravel, Mr.
Thomas never tiret of the sight He
is t regular patron of the movie shows
rrtnitit.'t! Ku 1,ie f.,ntilnra t
Along with ins desire to attend l ""-"'a' """' lull"'"1l,w,,"a'5
And this is where her hobby comes
in. Evety night, haih rain or-shine,
he comes lo tee her. And every night
he discards a Tew cigaret . stubs
whila he is "seeing her," And every
night she collects, those cigaret stubs
and keeps them, ' -
Another young lady similarly af
flicted, (but not tn regard to one par
movie shows Mr. Thomas has' a long
ing to take in base ball games, lie
boasts that he has not missed a home
game at Rourke park for two seasons.
is a young society
belle in Omaha. , Has she a hobby?
Yes indeed. ' is inti
mately acquainted with a
e , a'youngster of the male social
set. tn fact she is so i"timately ao
qualntr with him that he hopes
that slu fair month shall not pass be
fore she hears his promise to love,
honor mid obey her forever and anon.
ers' hats and caps till she deftly slips
the little ribbon out ot the inner band.
After that it is only a matter of a
few minutes to tag and name each
and keep them foe future reference.
Razor-collecting is the hobby of
Charles L. Deuel, tecretary pf the
McCord-Brady company. Fotvears
he has been purchasing razors rrom
any kind friend who offers them for
sale. . . j
"What does he dowith tbem?"
"Well, what doct he get 'em for?"
"Well that's just hit hobby." -
i By EDWARD BLACK.
At the jwig is Bent.
It miglit seem that the last word
has been said on the subject of train
ing husbands to be tfactable domestic
pets. Dorothy Somebody, Winifred
Somebody and a- coterie of other
writers, from time to time have been
heard on this prolific subject. In this
merry month of June, the heyday of
the June bride, it may not be amiss
to offer a few words of advice to
these kitchen novitiates.
' It is the wont of the skirted side
of the newlywed couple to embark
with the thoughUthat when she has
landed her quarry there is nothing
more to-do but to buy a frying pan,
coitee pot. White House cook book
and hop to it. .
The wise bride just entering upon
the profession of wifehood holds the
whiphand, but she does not always
know it. If she starts out on he
clinglngeivy plan of action, she may
expect to be treated accordingly; but
if she cracks the whip now and thtn,
she wili be able to make hubby hold
out his Daw. bark, brinir a stick in
his mouth and do many little stunts
tlKe any good doereie. TVoraen are
adept animal trainers. The best lion
and leopard trainers in the world are
women. The trouble is that so many
of these June brides kno so little
about training husbands. They have
taKen domestic science courses? know
dietetic values, balanced ration and
such matters, but what they do not
know about husbands would till a
large book. i -
I he successful lune bride win make
a diagnosis of her case; make a sur-J
v vcic. ii la popular mese
days to make a survey of any under
taking. Why shouldn't the new bride
make a survey of her husband? Why
shouldn't she have some plan to work
to? If her liege lord begins to com
pare her cooking with that-of-his
mothers, that is an ominous sign, a
domestic weather vane "which indi
cates "cloudy and stormy." The first
time hubby holds up a specimen of
his bride's cookinor and roars nut.
"This is not like, mother used to
cook!" then is the time to dehorn
him. But the bride should use tact
Don't tear down the .chandelier orf
throw dishes: lust use tact A few
well-chosen words, orooerlv aimed.
will reach the mark and will serve
better than a fusilade of invectives.
A man will listen to reason, but will
retire under a curtain-fire of words,
by grabbing his hat and going down
town to have a game of KelTv nool
or pinochle with his friends.
1 be June bride should not n ace her
husband's slippers as far as she can
push them under hit dresser, unless,
perchance, she has married a mind
reader.. Neither should she cast un
everything he said during the prenup
ttal period just for the satisfaction of
seeing him suffer. She should remem
ber that a husband is responsive to
kindness. She should not continually
keep before his mind the fact that he
asked her to marry him; that she re
fused offers from-mapy other men,
including one who owned a flivver. '
The June bride, if she is wise, will
not insist on having everything the
sees the first few weeki of her mar
ried life. She. should give the man a
chance to pay for his wedding suit.
Heard En Patsent.
. "I notice that the Johones house
is all lit up. Guess they are going to
have a party." , . .
"She has- a pretty arm, don't you
think?" ' ,
1 "Are you mammy's little coy?"
"Have you seen the new feminalls
the women are wearing?" 1
"Can yotv. spell the name of the
county in which Council Bluffs is lo
"Will the grocert and butchert have
their annual picnic this year?"
My Wordl '.
In the little town of Millard it Is
taid they terve a brand of near-beer
which makes a fiddler try to play a
Gfofe History of Omalia
All Hie bntti cmi unlrufli Hate fit to knowi
By A. R. GROH.
Chapter XIX Schools.
The public school system of Omaha
was started November 10, 1859, when
Howard Kennedy was brought- out
here from New York to take charge,
at a salary of $1,000.
How wonderful has been the ad
vance of our school system! Today
we have forty-five schools, presided
over by teveral hundred highly
trained teachers and janitors, who are.
in tne words of the poet, second to
none" in the excellence of their
Instead of teaching only the com
mon branches,' they now teach also
music and drawing, orthography,
physical culture and other subjects
too numerout to mention.
Many famous men have gone tcMhe
Omaha public schools. The present
historian was a student at the high
School and graduated from that insti
tution, some few years ago. Other
great names come to mind as pro
ducts of or schools, such as George
Francis Train, Mr. Estabrook,
mayors, statesmen, county commis
sioners and officers; of justice. Well
may we be proud of such names as
these. They show that the public
school system turns out some of the
finest and brainiest men in the world.
In the early davs thev tried to start
a university. They called it "Simpson
university" and they picked out a site
for it in Shutn's addition, Mr. Shinn
thinking that this would enhance the
value of lots in his addition.
Jt was chartered bv the legislature
and incorporaterl by a number of men,
congress to give Simpson university
a lot of land, "not less than 10,000
Nobody know what became of the
petition, but congress never gave
Simpson university 10,000 acres of
land or even one acre of land. This
Did You Ever
Lie in bed in an attic and "listen to
the patter cf the raindrops on the
roof? x ..,
ZPichre cf SitnpsonVhiiletsiitj
including Mark W. Izard. In his mes.
sage two year later to the legislature
Governor Izard spoke of the halls of
learning as being "permanently lo
cated" and that "donations of a con
siderable amount have been received."
He also asked the legislature to ask
Gives Her Dad
-A Fierce Shock
I came upon her unawares. A
dainty, uncovered foot touched the
water and then withdrew gracefully.
Another dainty foot and another with.
drawing. Her rounded arms gleamed
in tne sunlight and Jier head tilted
back with the wanton abandon of
some coy, alluring woor nymph. Her
beautiful body swayed and her rosy
finger tins toved- with therionlefs in
front of her. Then she raised her
golden head and stood a gleaming
statue of glorious marble.
Suddenly she turned about and be
held me. A smile- half liehted her
oval face. Melt the beckoning in-
visiuic ana irrcsisiiDie as oi some
lovelorn i rmaid, singing her love to
the warm winds that fanned her deso
late reef. The careless abandon of.
her hair the sparkle of her wistful
eyes the slight dimpling at her knees
the innocence that comes only to
tne cnua ot nature all fascinated me;
held me motionless.
There was no drauerv. no nretense.
no fear. Here at last was 'ie perfect
type of Eden't offspring rare imita
tor of the first woman. Perhaps my
gaze' was tw intent; perhaps she saw
in me the qualifications of the old
Adam. For a tear glided to her vel
vet eyes and rolled slowly down a
cheek of perfect contour. Then her
red lips parted and I heard her speak:
"Daddy, I want some soapr" Ros
coe G. Stolt in Cartoons Magazine.
was in 1855 and congress, no doubt,
thought Omaha didn't need a uni
versity. So it was never built.
Today we have two splendid uni
versities, Creighton and the Univer
sity of Omaha.
In the early days the rod wa
plentifully used on pupils. "Spare the
rod and spoil the child."
Mr. Kellom became principal of the
high school and put in a new system,
refusing to administer physical pun
ishment to bad children. He iJnade
them stay after; school and such
wings wliicn proved very effective.
To the present day corporeal pun
ishment it not permitted in our pub
lic schools. Mr. Kellom spent the de
clining years of his life in California,
But his memory is kept fresh ,in
Omaha by the naming of a school
after Jiim. "It isCcalled the Kellom
school and stands on Twenty-third
street, between Nicholas and Paul.
Miss Effie Reed is DrinciDal. It has
Wje have also many other institu
tions of learning in Omaha tnriav in
cluding the theological seminary,
Brownell Hall, business colleges,
automobile school and a school teach
ing the mail order businest at which
people can make large sums of money
in their spare! time.
Truly, this is an age of learning.
Questions on Chapter XIX.
1. Name three famous men who"
were products of Omaha's schools.
2. Was Simpson university ever
3. Name four Omaha institutions of
learning aside from the public schools.
J 'Montana Range
V -' A : , ,
on iuciii.au aucuuern
an airplane in looking alter hi
nocKt ov sneep. He says
cover five times as much terfhf 'tlxr-
a day with a flying machine as witTi ''
an automobile, and he is famous as an
automobile driver, without regard to
tough places and speed in ldoking
after his business. The change tnr
phasizes two important points. An
American is the first shepherd to- fly
over hit flocks, in contrast with the
slow methods of the shepherds of the
uid world,, who have afforded much
material for the poets and the makers
of pictures. ' And it means that shaep
keeping pays. The aerial shepherd
is J. Stanley Smith of Slartinsdale,
Mont, and he has moresheeD than
any man has personal use for, nearly
100,000 of them, and he employs many
men and dogs to take care of the
wool growert. All these need super
intending, and the ownini, shepherd
has been driving over the hills for
some years in Hiis motor car for that
purpose. Helena Independent.
' Chestlni aod Thievery.
"Tou alniDly cannot truet anvbodv. Rverx
one eeerna ao dlehoneEt bowed&ya," declared
the woman. "My maid, in whom I had the
utmoet confidence, left nie euddenly yester
day and took with her my beautiful peart
"That la too bad," tympathlaod the friend.
'Which one was It?" - . s
"That very pretty one 1 pn-uuelcd tlu-aunk
laja-sprloff-" FUt&burga CluunJtl.
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