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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 24, 1917)
Bnej City News
Urn Boot Print It New Beacon Freaa.
Metal din, prcssn'k. Jubilee Mfc. Co.
Lice Fans. '..50 Bursess-Granden.
Platinum Wedding Rings Edholm.
Trj the noonday 35-cent luncheon
at the Empress Garden, amidst pleas
ant surroundings, tnuslo and entertain
Hustlers to Mwt A meeting of the
hustling committee of Ak-Sar-Bcn
workers will be held Monday after
noon at 12:15 o'clock at the Castle
Fishing Good I'p North The Great
Western and Northwestern are fea
turing northern Minnesota and Wis
consin as the attractive lields for the
tourists this year and as a result they
are carrying large numbers of tourists
i into the northern woods. Reports
from the north are that this year the
fishing is better than It has been in
a long time and that the fish caught
are running larger than usual, v-
State Suffs Deplore
Picketing at White House
The following communication was
received showaig the attitude of the
ftate suffrage association toward the
picketing now indulged in at the
White House, ft was signed by Mrs.
V. E. Barkley, jr., president of the
Nebraska Suffrage association; Mrs.
V. E. Hardy, .treasurer, and Miss
Ida L. Robbins, corresponding secre
tary: "The Nebraska Slate Suffrage asso
ciation deplores the picketing of the
White House by fhe Congressional
union and the consequent disturb
ances. We would appreciate a state
ment through the press that the Con
gressional union is an organization
distinct and separate from the Na
tional Suffrage association. The Con
gressional union is an association
whose policy and methods the Na
tional Suffrage association docs not
Wattles Sues to Recover
Some Excess Income Tax
ITALIANS TO MEET
FOR THE RED CROSS.
Parade to Precede Interesting
Session at the Auditorium
on Sunday After
Secret of Cultivation of Mandan MORE WHOLESALE Which costs most
Maize is Revealed to Museuml ffrl REDUCTIONS 1 Pintin& or waiting?
rr.urdoii W. Wattles filed suit in
fcd&ral court against George L.
Look 'its, federal collector of internal
rcvem'ie. Mr. Wattles seeks to have
refunded $,021 which he paid under
protest to the collector as income tax
on S24.V85 which was hit share of a
dividend declared by the United
States National bank in January, 1914.
Mr. Wattles protested in 1914 to
the commit sioner of internal revenue
that this di vidend did not represent
profits to'hrmself for that year but
haS been cum ulative: also that he had
received it, nt in cat.li, but in stock
of the bank.
The commissioner notified him last
Monday that lv protest had been
overruled and tlif local collector noti
j fied him that the 'ax nmst be paid by
June 23. Mr. Wa.ttles paid it tinder
protest and instituted ;the suit to re
: : '
Election of J. E. Gorman
Pleases the Omaha Men
Local officials of the Rock Island
were delighted to learn of the election
of James E. Gorman to lle presidency
of the system. 'Many of . the Omaha
officials know Mr. Gorman, personally
and look upon him as one of the best
railroad men in the country.
Mr. Gorman is S2 years of age and
has been railroading sice he was a
boy of 14. He was vice president un
der Mr. Mudge, a former president,
and while the road was operated by
the receivers he was chief executive
officer. Many years ago he was with
the Santa Fe. i ) i
Six hundred Italian residents otttiis
city met Friday night at Washington
hall to perfeci arrangements for the
grand parade and for the bazar; and
ball to be held today at the Utv
The Red Cross committee lias been
working hard for the success of this
parade and entertainment for the last
two months. It has also -succeeded
in collecting quite a Ibrge
sum of money.
The parade will leave Washington
hall, Eighteenth and Harney, at J p.
m. and will proceed north on Kigiit
centh to i'arnam, east on Farimm
to Sixteenth, north on Sixteent.1i to
Douglas, east on Douglas to 3Tiir-
tcenth, south on Ihirteetrth to Far
nam, west on Farnam to Sixteenth,
south on Sixteenth to Heward, cast
on Howard to the Auditorium.
Italy and America.
The parade will be headed by an
American soldier and an Italian sol
dier carrying the American and Ital
an flags, respectively." They will be
followed with an automobile contain
ing three women representing Lib
erty, Columbia and Italy. Tlncn wil
follow the Colombo band, Red" Cross
committee and Italian consul; Red
Cross nurses, American soldiers car
rying stretchers, societies, Cosrntino
Dana, societies and Italian residents.
At the Auditorium will be oOentv
of amusement and refreshments. The
proceeds of the entertainment, includ
ing the moneys already collected as
donations, will be immediately sent
to the Italian Red Cross.
.New York, June 2j. Corn, once
known as the king of American cer
eals, is about to climb back onto his
throne, according to a statement is
sued bv the American museum of nat-
I ural history.
At a tune when there is a serious
shortage of wheat, a discovery just an
nounced by the agricultural experts of
the museum will, it was stated, un
doubtedly be received with keen in
terest by many American farmers.
In front of the museum building
where once grew tulips, today corn is
sprouting. The cereal now in the
flower garden is the Mandan maize,
the secrets of the cultivation of which
were kept for many years by the Man
An associate of the department of
anthropology of the American mu
seum gained the confidence of Man
dan chieftains and obtained from
them rules for the cultivation of this
variety of corn, which grows succes
fully in cold dry climates.
I he Mandan maize is now being
planted throughout the northwest.
The kernels are in remarkable shades
of red, black and blue. The farmers
of Montana and other mountain states
will be able to raise a corn which
will develop in the proper season. It
is said this discovery will greatly in
crease the volume of corn production
for the United States.
The corn of the Indians more than
once saved the early settlers of this
country from starvation and in this
national crisis of food scarcity it may
once again become our main depend
ence as a food, according to the mu
Red Cross Activities
A truly patriotic affair will be the
Ked Cross birthday garden fete to be
given by the detachment of ten Red
Cross nurses, who
are waiting with
runks packed for
the call for duty
r ranee, at the
Changes Made in the Office
Of the Burlington Road
In the division officers of the Bir
lington at Wymore eftertivc July 1,
L. O. Murdock, chief dispatcher, is
promoted to be trainmaster of the
Lincoln division. 1 He will be suc
ceeded by Tom Clements, night chief.
H. D. Brown, trainmaster, Wy
more, goes to Sheridan, Wiyo., arnd is
succeeded by Mr. Hoagland, Omaha
formerly employed' on the Wymore
L. E. Caldwell, chief clerk at Wy
more, vill be transferred to Omaha
as' chief clerk to the general superin
tendent, succeeding Mr. Hoagland,
John Bruner, chief clerk to Super
intendent Mullen, Wymore, will be
come chief clerk to George (jrijggs,
superintendent of the Omah division,
Nurses' club Tues
day evening at 8
o'clock. Each per
son will be asked
to pay for his or
ticket as many
nennies an h nr
she is old. The garden back of the
lub house will be decorated with
Japanese lanterns, the American and
the allies' flags.
Miss Pleasant Holyoke will dance
the "Hpliit of Spring," Miss l'iula
Rickley will give several vocal selec
tions and Miss Gertrude Weeth will
play the "Nocturne." hv Herlnhine
vim leu nana only, ana the "Arab
esifue," by Aesehetrzky.
Three hundred invitations wer
sued far the affair, which will he ,
Benefit for the Nurses' club.
A number of engines were in the
building when the fire was discov
ered, but they were run out onto the
yard tracks and saved.
Construction of a $M00O addition
to the Cheyenne round house had! out."
been authorized and work was to ' Another angle is the assertion by
have started next month. The burn-'County Attorney Maencv that the
notices sent out by the county as
sessor are not legal and therefore the
Equalization Body Faces Third
Week of Hearing With Less
Than One-Fifth of Pro
test Cases Heard,
County Board of Equalization will
start on its third week of hearing
protests by taxpayers against the
wholesale boosts in assessments made
by County Assessor Fitzgerald Mon
day, with less than 1,000 cases dis
Members of the board are up in the
air as to whether they will sit more
than twenty davs. If thi. bodv de
cides to quit at the end of the twenty
days thousands of cases where tax
payers have been raised two, three
and four times as much as they re
turned on their schedules will remain
The biggest urist of business is
looked for next week. Hundreds of
taxpayers raised by the assessor are
e-.pected to appear then, after they
"have seen how the other fellow came
After your house needs paintinc, everv
year you wait it will require more paint and
more labor to put it in good condition. And
every year you wait, your house is worth less. ,
A little paint-money is good paint-insurance.
LEAD and ZINC PAINT
reww BsUdtiia - wiAita wwou
tng ot trie old building will neces.
sitate plans for an entirely new
structure, much larger than the old
one with the addition would have
To Buy Liberty Bonds
The Austro-Hungarian society
voted to invest $500 in Liberty bonds,
appropriated $25 to the Red Cross
society fund and agreed to keep up
monthly dues and sick and death ben
efits of members of the society who
enter military service of the United
Benson Women to Heln The Ron.
son nea ltoss auxiliary will meet Frl
uay at tne Benson city hall. All
women in tne suourb are uveert in
arop in to do their bit.
t)oane College Sues to Get
Funds Alleged Left by1 Will
Doane college of Crete, Neb., has
begun suit in district court against
Howard B. Graham, administrator
of the estate of the late Mrs. Mary
Chickering, and her heirs, to obtain
possession of funds alleged to have
been left the institution in Iter will.
The estate is worth about $15,000.
Upon application of the collect
Judge Leslie, sitting in equity court,
issuea a temporary restraining order,
holding up the disposition of funds
now deposited in several Omaha
banks. The date for hearing was set
for June 28. ,
Daughters or Revolution A called
meeting of the iMalor Isaac Kariier
Chapter, Daughters of. the American
uuvuiuuun, was neia Saturday after
noon at the pubic library. In arnord.
ance with a request made by the state
regent lor tne purpose of planning co
operation with the Red Cross. It was
decided to work individually during
me ouiiuitei- miner man as a body.
Hohemlnn Ited Cross A Bohemian
Red Cross auxiliary Is Just formed un
der the direction of -Airs. v. W
Burescn. It will meet in the Lincoln
school annex next week for the first
time. The women of the community
will drop in informally to make hos
pital supplies. )
Is Destroyed by Fire
The Union Pacific round house in
Cheyenne was destroyed by fire Fri
day night, entailing a loss of $10,000.
The fire is supposed to have started
by reason ol defective electric wiring.
CLEAN CLOTHES ARE COOL CLOTHES
PALM BEACH SUITS
Cleaned and Preesed
MEN'S. $1.10. LADIES'. tl.SS
DRESHER BROTHERS ,
Dyers, Claanara. Hattara, Furriera, Tailora.
2211 to 2217 Farnam Straat
Wa Call Far and Deliver,
raises not binding. J he county at
torney said he failed to find anything
in the statutes giving the county as
sessor the right to send out such no
tices. Taxpayers who do not go before the
equalization board are expected to be
gin court actions.
The equalization board believes
there is "something in the wind" be
cause of the failure of the jobbers, re
tailers and big concerns, whose raises
total millions of dollars, to appear
to protest Friday night, set aside as
the time for hearing these interests.
Just as soon as your house needs painting, come in and let
us show you how little it will cost you to use DEVOE.
We say "DEVOE" because it's absolutely pure.
' That's why DEVOE takes fewer gallons, wears longer and
costs less by the job or by the year.
And that's why we guarantee Devoe without reserve.
F. W. DEVOE C. T. RAYNOLDS CO.
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Better Homes Mean Longer Honeymoons
rpHE PURCHASE of home furnishings, m
perior in Style, Quantity and Service, repre
sents an investment in life's greatest securities
happiness, companionship and the fountain of
youth. To lengthen your honeymoon indefinitely
"LET MART MAN FEATHER YOUR NEST"
Convenient Monthly Payments Gladly Arranged-II Desired
Mitchell Prices Must Advance
' TWO SIZES
Mitchell- nmy JW
stnger Six with
127-Inch wheelbaae and
. Prlr. -Ill k. .J..,-J
to $1525 on July 1st.
Four-Pass.nger Road star,
$1495. Soda, $2175. Cab.
violet, $1895. Coupe, $1995.
Alio Town Car end Limousine,
Theee prices will be
advanced on July 1st
ger Six on similar Hoes, with
120-inch wheelbase and a 40
borsepower motor. -lnch
Price will be advanced
to $1250 on July 1st.
All Prices f. o. b. Racine
.You Can Make a Saving on a Mitchell
or on the Mitchell Junior by
In common with othsr manufacturers of high-grade
automobiles who are maintaining their present high
standard of construction, we have been forced to in
crease the prices of the Mitchell, on account of big ad-
. vances in costs of raw materials, labor, etc. '
On July 1st the new prices go into effect. The
Mitchell now selling at $1460 will be advanced to $1525.
The Mitchell Junior now $1195 will be advanced to
However, all cars purchased before July 1st will be sold
, at the old price. I
Get Your Mitchell Now
' Make tip your mind to buy your Mitchell now and make this
saving. Fortunately, we still lave some cars due us out o( the
But their number la limited. And once they are gone no cars
will be available at the old price,
' See the Many Extras
The Mitchell has SI features which nearly all cart omit.
There are luxuries and beauties far beyond any other car in this
There Is 100 per cent over-strength in every Mitchell part
more than twice the usual margin ol safety.
Come see these extras scores of them all paid for by factory
savings. See what they add to a lifetime car. Then judge for
yourself if you want to go without them.
Remember, July 1st, Mitchell prices will be advanced. Put In
your order today.
MITCHELL MOTORS COMPANY, Inc., Racine, Wis, U. Sv A.
J. T. STEWART MOTOR CO.,
JIMS-52 Famam Si. Phone Doujl.s 13S
EXTRA ROOMY AND COM
FORTABLE NEW HAMP
ROCKER Strong and
sturdy, built of selected ma
ple and finished natural or
forest green, has double cane
seat and back, extra
heavy posts and
stretchers, 0Q an
Display of Reed
and Fibre Up
BUY YOUR PORCH SWING NOW Swing
Illustrated is made of seasoned wood, care
fully constructed and strongly bolted; tbey
are full 48-lnches wide, and splendidly fln-
lsnea rumea, complete with chains and cell
ing books, a very special offer
ing while the quantity lasts, at
gfl BI,E SULKY
closed reed aldta,
ble back, heavy
special, at only,
"KALTEX" FIBRE REED
ROCKER Baronial brown
finish, a splendid de
sign, very comfortable
and attractive, having broad
arms, roomy seat and high
DacK; it is indeed a
bargain, and speciallv
priced for this week,
Lawn Swing, $2.25
" SELLERS "
NET Made of
oak, sliding roll
irom, vemuaiea erjS3
bread and cake s-
box, full set of
spice Jars and
many other ex
T . $5.93
ELEGANT STEEL BED
Spring and Mattress
BED it) 1-Inch
heavy cotton top
mattreaa and an
gle iron aprlng.
woven wire top
supported In the
outfit at low
P r 1 c. a quoted
Strongly bolted nnd oon
atructed, pleasing green
finish, neatly striped, has
ruunaea seat iront
maae 10 with
use, special low
price (or this
See our large Display of altracfive
New Porch Rugs
Unrivalled Values In High Grade Rags
6x9 Seamless Brussels
Hug, at 810.85
8-3x10-6 Heavy Seamless
Brussels Rug ,.$18.75
9x11 Wool Velvet Rug.
9x12 Special Heavy Vel
vet Rug $25.50
9x12 Blgelow Axminster
9x12 Heavy Fringed Wil
ton Velvet Bug. $55.00
Has heavy plank top.
full swell front, base fitted
with 4 roomy drawers,
having wood pulls, larga
size French bevel
plate mirror set
in heavy frame.
b e a u 1 1 f u 1 1 y
grained and al
to tell it from
wood, rouBt be
seen to be ap
ELEGANT GENUINE MAHOGANY
QUARTER SAWED OAK LIBRARY
TABLE Finely finished and
strongly constructed, massive top
measures 28x45 inches, fitted with
large drawer, made on colonial
lines, a very artistic design, quoted
for this week's sell-
VF,N FORT Covered in high grade blue
velour, measures nearly 7 feet long, up
holstered over steel spring construction,
the kind of furniture which not only
nome, out gives co
fort and satisfaction,
ELEGANT 7-PIECE JACOBEAN ROPE LEG WNING SUITE Made of sel
ected solid oak, beautifully finished fumed, table has large 45-inch top, heavy
center pedestal, 4 rope supporting legs, extending to 6 feet, chairs have full
box seat upholstered in genuine Spanish leather, 1 arm chair a1Or9 IF A
to match, strongly constructed and splendidly finished, entire 2k A Till
set of 7 pieces, only I lUU
J-POOR FRONT, SIDE ICING REFR1G
KRATOR White enamel lined, roomy
provision compartment fitted with ad
justable nickel wire shelves, mad - of
seasoned wood, rounded comers, a srsst
iri sconomizer, itart
man's special tow price
tor this week twlling
.AMERICA'S GREATEST HOKE FIRMSHEBS
413-15-17 South 16th Street!
SANITARY WHITE EN A. MET LIVED
REFRIGERATOR Constructed or solfj
oak, thoroughly Inter-llned, lurgs pro
vision compartment fitted with remov
able wire nickel shelves, new style lift
out ice chamber which can lir .a.ii
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