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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 27. 1917.
FLY TIE HERE; ALSO
TIME TO SWAT FLIES
Two flies Married on July 1
.Would Increase to 1,700,.
000,000 by About
By A. R. GROH.
An Omaha woman writes asking
me to tell something about flies and
how to get rid of them.
I gladly respond to this request,
for he who can make only one fly
grow where two flies grew before is
a benefactor of the race.
"Swat the fly" is a little cry that
rightfully takes its place beside those
other battle cries, "Do your Xmas
shopping early" and "Buy a Liberty,
"Swat the fly!" Ah, this nimble
insect takes a lot of swatting, But
"a swat in time saves nine million."
"Why?" you ask in astonishment,
"why these immense and startling
And I answer, "because of the im
mense and startling birthrate among
the pesky insects."
Suppose two flicj meet, plight their
troth, get married and set up house
keeping in a garbage can or other
nice location on July 1. On July 10
Mrs. Fly will present her husband
with 200 cunning little babies.
These grow up so rapidly to fly
hood and get married to other flies
that by July 25 the original Mr. and
Mrs. fly have 40,000 grandchildren.
These set up housekeeping in due
time and by August 10. Mr. and Mrs.
Fly's children, grandchildren and
great grandchildren number 8,040,200
and by August 10 the descendants of
the original pair number almost 1,
700.000.000, buzzing happily from the
garbage can to your pantry and back
This would be the number of de
scendants from a single pair in less
than two months if none of them
died. However, the mortality is
Many are swatted. Some are
caught on fly paper and in traps.
Others are eaten by bigger insects or
birds or are caught by Fido in a
lucky snap. Still others eat too much
candy and succumb to acute indiges
tion. These 1,700,000.000 flies, if placed
end to end, would make a line reach
ing from Kalamazoo to Walla Walla,
Wash., and leave "enough over to
make another line from Keokuk to
Qshkosh. Think of it!
Covering for Cakes.
It would take 17,000,000 pitchers
of milk to drown them in (counting
100 flies to each pitcher.) Thev
could completely cover 1,700,000
chocolate layer cakes.
If one swatter were to start to
twat them and could swat two at each
swat he would have to swat for a
number of years to get them alt
Now a word as to how to get rid of
tnem. Ut course, they can be
drowned in pitchers of milk, but this
is unsanitary and is not practiced in
There is a very good fly powder
i on the market. It is applied with a
small brush made of the tail feathers
of the wild gazookus. The use of
this powder is extremely simple. The
fly is caught and held by the left
wing. A small bit of the powder is
then taken oit-the brush and applied
to the epiglottis of the insect. The
fly is then released.
In ninety-four cases out of 100,
(according to government tests,)
the powder results fatally to the fly
in twenty-four hours. Experts can
treat as many as seventy-five flies per
CITY TO ADVERTISE
v FOR GARBAGE BIDS
Omaha to Be Divided Into
Twenty Districts and Bids
Are Asked for Each
The city clerk was directed by the
city council to advertise for bids for
garbage-hauling privileges in twenty
districts prescribed by Health Com
missioner Lonnell and t-ity Attorney
The bids will be opened next Tues
day. Districts which do not attract
bidders will be covered ' by city
wagons as in the pastf A group ot
hog farm men have already offered
a premium of $1,000 for a downtown
privilege agreeing to be bound by
contract agreement to make, complete
and regular collections.
The proposal is to grant the priv
ileges for indeterminate periods, sub
ject to revocation on thirty-day no
tice by city, upon violation of con
Attorneys for garbage haulers
urged the council to enter into con
tract periods of one year. Health
Commissioner Connell explained that
the uncertain status of hog-feeding
farms renders a year's agreement inadvisable.
On Twelfth Visit Thieves
Secure $2,000 in Goods
The H. C. Ellinghusen dry goods
store at 1714 Vinton was broken into
some time during the night and over
$2,000 worth of merchandise stolen,
principally'shoes. The thieves en
tered over the front transom. Qoods
were loaded in the rear, probably in
a truck of some sort, as tracks were
left behind. The cash register was
not touched, as only a few pennies
were in it and these were not mo
lested. This is the twelfth time Mr. Elling
husen has been robbed since he has
been in business and the third time
Red Cross Activities
Man Arrested as Alien .
Enemy at Hubbell, Neb.
'Hebron, Neb., June 26. (Special
Telegram.) Charged with being an
alien enemy, Martin Bowman, aged
60, was arrested at his home at Hub
bell last night by Deputy United
States Marshal Tom Carroll.
It is reported that Bowman has
been talking socialist doctrine and
advising young men of his community
not to enlist.
Orders were received yesterday di
rect from Washington to arrest him.
He was taken to Lincoln this morn
ing where he will be held as an alien
enemy until the c'ose of the war.
, Bowman's son Roger, aged 21, was
arrested recently for opposing regis
tration. The younger Bowman was
released upon giving promise to cease
his objectionable talk.
Federal Jury Sheds Coats
When Old Sol Gets In Work
The jury trying the suit of Joseph
Petchanka against Morris & Co.,
packers, sat Monday afternoon in that
august tribunal, the federal courttwith
their coats off. This was at the sug
gestion of Judge Woodrough. The
jury box is against the south wall, and
it is hotter there than elsewhere in
the room. The judge and attorneys
kept their coats on.
The Test of Time.
Say what you will, time tries all
things, only the best survive. Cham
berlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy
has been in use for more than forty
years. Many ntillions of bottles have
been sold and used during this time.
It has stood the test of time because
it can always be depended upon. Ad
Mrs. Lena Miskovsky is captain of
a new first-aid class which is composed
of twenty-one business women, all of
whom are members of the Bohemian
W o m e n'a War
league. The class
at 7 o'clock in the
club room at the
Craig hotel. Dr.
Olga Btaftny is
instructor and the
are included in
the class: Delia
Mertz of Avery.
Neb.; Sylvia Ku
tak, Bessie Dienstbier, Mary Welna,
Mary Pak, Frances Dlach, .Julia
Stenibka, Emma Zelenek. Helen Ste-
nlbka, Anna Rlba, Antonia Tecaopa,
Anna Roucek, Louis Nemec, Mary
Sadil. Anna Branek, Julia Suksa,
Elizabeth Stesaf, Marie Dworak, Marie
Blach and Anna. Banek. Another
first-aid class irthe process of organi
zation is the Elder Aid society of the
Bohemian women. Mrs. Miskovsky
also is organizing this group of
r: i Ji v
No New Classes No new classes in
dietetics, home nursing nor first-aid
will be held at the Young Women's
Christian association during the sum
mer because of the absence from the
city of bo many of the young business
women. "We will attempt to carry
on the work in September upon a
larger scale," said Miss Etta Picker
ing, secretary of the association
Three first-aid classes will take their
examinations next week and the die
tetics class completes its course this
Diet Returns President Gould
Dietz of the Omaha chapter returned
Sunday from a week-end trip to Chi
cago, where he conferred with Red
Cross officials on the matter of pur
chasing supplies and the ambulance
company equipment. "Omaha will
soon have a purchasing agent, whose
business it will be to buy all supplies
for the hospital supply department,
equipment for the ambulance company
and uniforms for the men," said Mr.
Dietz, "who will fill the office in a few
Need of New Headquarters The
Red Cross hospital supply depart
ment will soon have new headquarters,
where there will be sufficient room
for all the branches of the work. Mrs.
C. T. Kountze and Mr. Gould Dietz
went on a scouting expedition to find
a suitable location.
"As the work is growing, there is
need for work rooms large enough to
accommodate from 800 to 1,000
women," said Mr. Dietz.
Bankers Send Money The sum of
$26, which was left over from the
expense account of the bankers' state
convention at Valentine, Neb., last
week was donated to the Red Cross.
Makes Money Selling Flowers Mrs.
K. Lundquist bought a Red Cross
membership Monday with ten dimes
she had earned from selling flowers.
She also made money enough from
the sale of flowers to buy cotton for
a dozen knitted wash cloths for the
"Woman Driver to Europe Miss
Delilah Pugh, sergeant in. the motor
driving section of the National League
for Woman's Service, will sail tomor
row for France, where she will serve
as an ambulance driver. She is the
first woman in America to werve the
government in this capacity. Two mil
lion women in the United States are
now enrolled in the National League
for Woman's Service.
BY OPPORTUNE RAIN
Could Not, Have Been Better
for the Blooming Home
Plots of the City
The heavy rain which was accom
panied by a severe electrical distur
bance Monday night did a world of
good to city gardens in general and
to the fast growing potato crop in
particular. The tubers are now just
coming into blossom and the mois
ture could not have come at a more
advantageous moment for potatoes.
The rain was general over the east
ern part of Nebraska, extending into
Iowa considerable distance.
The recent heat wave which has
been general in Nebraska for a week
or more is making the corn fields of
the rural district fairly jump out of
the ground, farmers assert. Oats, also
are coming fast, standing about a
foot high at present.
The Boy Scour-garden, which is
located in the southwest portion of the
city, will be given a thorough trim
ming this week, the garden having
been somewhat neglected by the
Scouts during the recent Red Cross
While potatoes in general will hard
ly be ready for consumption by the
first of July, gardeners are inclined
to allow the spuds to attain full
growth before they are harvested. In
view of the fact that majority of the
city gardens were planted by the
near-farmers more with the idea of
doing iheir "bit" than reaping any
great harvest, it would hardly be
patriotic to. rob the tubers of their
full growth, the gardeners aver.
Cherries of the early variety aae
now in condition to be picked and
housewives are urged by commission
men to save all their glass bottles and
any vessel than can possibly be used
as a fruit canning jar. Glass jars are
due for a raise in prices, while the
canning factories of the country have
already began curtailing their out
puts, due to the shortage, of tin.
Safe of Florence Bank
Blown; But Little Secured
A small safe in the rear of the Com
mercial State bank of Florence was
blown open Monday night. It is be
lieved by bank officials that the burg
lary was committed during the se
vere thunder storm about 2:30.
The safe blown was used only for
storinl records of the bank and no at
tempt was made to open the large
vault containing the currency. Only
$8 in change that had been left in
the cashier's cage over night was
taken, although the robbers over
looked several dollars in pennies.
J. A. Fuller, a news dealer on the
bank corner, noticed the window on
the side of the bank broken open
when he came down at 6 o'clock in
the morning. He immediately called
the cashier and they gained entrance.
The combination on the safe was
blown off . The contents of the safe
and balance of the building were un
This bank was the victim of a day
light holdup August 5, 1916, when in
the neighborhood of $1,000 was taken.
Grain Buyers Await
The Action of Congress
The Omaha grain market was
designated a "dead," and it was in
line with the other markets of the
country. Dealers in grain assert that
the conditions are brought about by
reason ot everybody waiting to see
what congress is going to do in the
matter of taking over the food sup
plies. Wheat was erratic and sold at $2.37
and $2.44 a bushel, 2 cents down to 3
cents up from the prices of Monday.
Receipts were light, there being; but
six carloads on sale.
Corn sold from a quarter to a half
cent up and at $1.66 and $1.67 a
bushel. Receipts were fifty-nine car
loads. Oats were a half to a cent up and
sold at 66 and 67 cents a bushel, with
fourteen carloads on the market.
Retreajt for Priests Is
On at Creighton College
The annual retreat for priests be
gan Monday evening at Creighton
university with 110 of the clergy of
this diocese in attendance. Rev.
Father J. Rosswinkcl n conducting
the retreat, which will end Friday
morning. Heretofore two weeks have
been devoted to the retreat so that
one priest from eacii parish cjuld
attend while the other cared for the
parish, but this year the custom has
"Pep" is New Pure Food
Drink Now on the Market
"Pep," which is exploited as "the
pure food drink," is the latest bever
age to be placed on the Omaha mar
ket. It is maufactured by the St.
Louis Beverage compay of St. Louis.
The distributors for this tearitory
are . Grocers' Specialties compay,
Omaha, ad the Bradley-Hughey com
pay, Nebraska -City.
"Pep" is a nonintoxicating cereal
beverage, said to be very enjoyable
and appetizing and to aid digestion.
Real Economy "Safe-Tea First"
It is the cheapest beverage next to water.
You can get four cups for a cent and
delicious refreshment when you drink
Awarded Gold Medal, San Francisco, 1915
Grand Prize, San Diego, 1916
Detective Captain Summoned
to Answer Charge of Call
ing Commissioner Kugel
"A Dirty Rat."
Captain Stephen Maloney has been
cited by the city council to appear
Thursday morning at 10 o'clock to
answer second charges against him,
filed by City Attorney Rine at the
request of Superintendent Kugel.
These charges specify that Malo
ney called Mr. Kugel "a dirty rat"
and declared in public that Kugel
had conspired with Paul Sutton to
give false testimony against Malo
ney. these second charges will have
right-of-way over the first charges,
which temporarily were stopped when
Mrs. Margaret Melson became ill and
attendance of a partv of Omahans
was required at Chadron.
The second charges contain the
declaration that Maloney'i public out
break against his superior officer
tended to work against the welfare
and discipline of the police depart
ment. It was at the request of Mr. Ku
gel that the city council decided to
hear the new charges before conclud
ing the first charges.
"This is not only Kugel's matter,
but it is an insult to all of the com
missioners. If you are looking for
discipline you can't stand for such
language," announced Commissioner
Butler when the city clerk read the
second charges again.
Should Not Take Long.
"This should not take long to dis
pose of if 'we confine this second
hearing to Maloney," said the mayor.
"What are you going to investi
gate? You all heard it," was the com
ment of Commissioner Jardine.
City Attorney Rine explained that
a date of hearing should be set and
the records kept straight. The coun
cil decided to take no action on the
first charges, general police investi
gation or the charges against Paul
Sutton until after the second charges
against Maloney had been dis
Bee Wants-Ads Produce Results.
TWO MEN FALL FOR
LOVE OF JE WOMAN
Viola King Accepts Stolen Gifts
from Anderson and Pre-
sents Them to
Charles K. Anderson, 522 North
Thirty-second street, American Dis
trict Telegraph block watchman, ar
rested by Detectives Unger and An
derson charged with the theft of
toilet goods from the Goodrich Drug
company, was fined $15 and costs in
court Tuesday morning.
"It was caused by too much white
lights," said his father, as he paid
the line. Anderson says he stole the
goods at the request of Viola King,
who is now serving a sentence in the
Andy Bryant, 5616 North Twenty
fourth street, was fined $15 and costs
for receiving stolen property. Testi
mony showed that after Viola had re
ceived the property from Anderson
she gave it to Bryant, who was closer
to her affections.
Willow Slough Dump
Ordered to lie Abated
Health Commissioner Connell was
directed by the city council to abate
the city dumping place at Willow
slough, northeast of Carter lake.
Complaints have been made by lake
side residents. .
THERE'S ONLY ONE
the Hub of
Michigan Summer Retort
Central to all Lake Steamship
Thru Pullman Service
NO HAY FEVER HERE
Flowing Mineral Wells, Noise
less, Dustless Pavements, Fine
Modern Hotels, Lake Breem
Write Jas. E. Niles, City Clerk,
CUSHMAN HOTEL PETOSKEY
Lead, alt thfl re.t; modern: Ameri.
pl.n. Beautiful Booklet with rate, upo
request. W. L. McManua, Jr., Proprietor.
Be With Your
Don't Walt to
1612 Fa mam Street
Besides offering a week of carnival attraction! and festivities,
North Platte will present pageants depicting in living history
the growth of Western Nebraska from pioneer days down to
date, including "wild west" sports, sham battles, the day of
the buffalo and the Indian, the coming of the railroad and the
settler. North Platte wag once the farthest west frontier of
Nebraska, the scene of the wildest of pioneer life and the
m-A.J .U. 'T. " I .1 I
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For further information about the cele
bration and train eervice to North
Platte, sleeping car reservation!, etc.,
City Paiaenier Agent,
Union, Pacific Railroad
. Phone Doui. 4000
1324 Farnam St.,
You Are Invited
BTUKKAT FOE THE FOTJBTHI Show your patriotism this year as yon neter did before. 'What would the Fourth of July bo to the small key If
ilJLrtr n. J Someone'! always trying to take all the joy out of life, A few cento ipent for Fireworks will latlsfy the average boy.
Permit him to vent his patriotic feeling! pd make the day one of complete pleasure for him. ,
Vr mg your supply at once, while onr stock li complete, and we will give you price which will be to your benefit to buy early.
Avoid the rush at the last few days. Ko war prices at our place, Bemember, we have no branch store or stands on the street!.
Best Quality Very Hard
J -Inch, 100 In box, per bo 60c
8-lnch, ioo In box, box SAo
3 -In eh, 100 In box. per box 60c
9-Inch. S In a box 4c
3-lnch, 10 In a box So
SVt-lnch, 7 In a box 4c
3-Inch, In a box c
3- Inch. 10 Id a box to
Large Salutes for Country
3 W -Inch, 6 In a box. ...... .Be
4 - inch, 4 In a box 5c
(-Inch, 3 In a box... ftc
We Sell Only Standard Makes
10 In a package, real Mandarin Crack eri,
34 In a package, real Mandarin Cracks re.
' package to
64 In a package, XX Tiger Brand Crack
era, package .3o
(2 In a package, real Mandarin Crackere.
48 In a package, 3-Inch Mandarin Crack
ere, package 6c
60 In a package, 3 -Inch Mandarin Crack
era, package 8
73 In a package, J -Inch Mandarin Crack -era,
30 In a package, Ifc-lnch Peerless Crack
ere, package 9o
700 In a package. Baby or Ladles' Crack
ere. package 10c
400 In a package. Mandarin, atrlng, very
boat made, package 40o
800 In package. 80o
1,200 In package .$1.20
Heal Mandarin Sam Yek
China Fire Crackers
61 In Package, 6c
Royal Tellow Wrapper!
100 Chinese count,.
goo enmeee oouni.
too Chinese count
600 Chlneaa count.
1,000 Chinee count....
Chlneaa count.. . w..... .63.00
10,000 Chines count.., $7-M
uninese ooum runs o to acn punara.
U. S. FLAGS
Fast Color Bunting
jnags on sticks with Gold Spear head:
lz-lncn, each 9c
15 -Inch, each Itc
1 S-lnch ach .......... .lAo
34-lneh, ach t2c
30-lnch. each ..33c
36-bMh. each ,., . . 44c
Cotton Bunting Flags
Sewed Stripes with clamp dyad stars:
3x6 -feet, each , ...... ... .98
4x6 -feet, each 1.49
6x8 -feet, each S.Z9
6x9-fiet, each .......... t.99
' Extra Quality Cotton
Sawed stripes, stars are embroidered cn
both aides. Extra gotffl flag:
3x6 -feet, fach ft.4ft
4x6-feet, each 3.49
Ex8-feet, each 4.69
Hot Air Balloons
Beet and cheapest made, with In fitter
and protector. Morwrollfler hot air.
No. 6, height 3H ft. sach ftc
So. t, height 34 ft,, each 10c
No. 10, height 4 ft., each lie
No. 30, height H ft. each .....tfto
No. 3B, height 7 ft. each 35c
No. 30. height 10 ft., each 45c
No. 36. height 11 ft., each ftc
No. 40, height 13 ft., each 7c
Airship or Parachut Balloon.
each 4e and t9o
Mines of Assorted Stars,
Meteors and Serpents
No. 1, each ..
No. 3, each
No. 3, each ..
No. 4, each..
No. E, each ...
Large Colored Star Mines '
No. 6, each
No. 7, each
No. 8. each
No. 6, each
No. 10, each
We Recognita No Rivals In the Prod ac
tion of Rockets of AH Description.
1 ounce, le each; per doien ltc
2 ounce, lc each; par dozen.... 12a
3 ounce, 3c each; per doten 35c
4 ounce, 4c each; per dozen 4Ac
6 ounce, e each; per doien.... 70c
H pound, 10c each; per dpaen Il.lfi
1 pound, 13o sach; per dosen ...... 810
8 pound, tlo each; par dosen. ...88.40
8 pound. Sf sach; per doien. . .84.50
4 pound 60o each; per doien. ..86-50
Special Exhibition Rockets
The are special Rockets, mad with
greatest car, and exhibit the most pleas
ing, wonderful and varied effects, with
many combinations of color and pyro
technlo effects. They are vary choice
15c. ZAc, 35c, 60c, 80c Tarn
COLORED PARACHUTE ROCKETS
PEACOCK PLUMB ROCKETS
ELECTRIC SHOWER ROCKETS
WEEPING WILLOW ROCKETS
3- lb., 48c 3-lb., 69c 4 -lb.. 80o each
Torches Red or Green
Small stss, le each; per dosen 10c
Medium site, ftc each; per dosen 50e
Larg site, lOc each; per dosen.. . .81.00
Extra large slse.tOo sach; dozen .. .Sx.20
Mammoth else, SAo each; per doien. 84.00
Red or Green Fire, -b. can, each.. 16c
All Our Candlee Contain Foil Asaortment
of Colored Stars.
8-ball, I for te, per doien 7c
4 - be 11, le each; per dosen lOe
6 -ball, to each; per doien 20o
8-ball, 3c each; per doien.'. ..,.35e
10-balt. 4c each; per dosen 44c
12-ball, 8c each; per dosen Mo
16-ball, 8c each; per dosen .....90c
30-ball, 10c each; per dosen 81. IS
Fancy Exhibit Candles
These candles are yry powerful,
throw! n th stars vary high, and are
very brilliant In color. A much superior
Candle to the ordinary Roman Candle,
and moderate In price:
6-ball. each 4c
8-ball, each , .....6c
10-ball, each 8c
13-ball, each 10c
15- ball, each 14c
Wheels of heavy revolving eaaes of
brilliant fir with centers of variegated
colors forming concentric rings.
6-inch, each .ltc
10-inch, each .. f4c
13- Inch, each ...34c
14- lnch, each, 48c
1 6- Inch, ach 65o j
Best Quality Chinese Punk I
13 Sticks in Bundle.
Price, per bundle 4c
Mandarin Punk, per dosen sticks.... 5c
Colored Triangle Wheels
The largest you aver saw.
tor Ac, 10a, 15c, 15c
Double Triangle Wheels, 89c
Snakes in Grass
Ring Snakes, per dosen 'Be
Boa Constrictor Snakes, per doten.. ..7o
Large Boa Constrictor Snakes, par
. dosen 10
India Snakes, par dosen,, .....10o
New Penny Torpedoes
Flv Mammoth Torpedoes In box le
Extra Quality Japanese
10 In a box, per box .Sa
36 In a box. per box ........,Ao
Tin Foil or Silver Torpedoes
to In a box, per box 4e
Silver Dragon Torpedoes
Very Heavy and Load.
SO In a box, per box ..le
Uncle Sam Torpedoes
A heavy reporting Torpedo. It U a
oat teaser. 10 In a box, per box So
Electric Fulminate Torpedo
Never Hie Torpedoes
Specially made for small children; IS
In a box, per box So
Young America Electric
8-tnch, per dosen .4o
10-lnch per dosen H So
13-lnch, 6 In a box.... So
14-lnch, per dozen loo
31 -Inch, each ,,H 4a
86-lnch, each ............So
Dragon Nests or Devil Among
Very Fine Effects.
Slse 1, each ..SSc
Site 3, each ....49e
Site 8, each .733
81s 4, each 90o
Jack in a Box or Bombshell
Bis 1. aaeh ,
61s 3, each
Stse, I each ........
Else 4. each
Paper Cap Pistols
64 Inches long, each Sc
7H Inches long, each 10c
Paper Caps for Cap Pistols
6n tn n box, lc: nr dozen boxes.... IOe
Good for one Mokaa .1 ftreerackan
with en order of 50c of ..or.
THE OMaTDCBEE .
Ml Hall Orden siren prompt attention at boot prices. Befereneei any bank In Omaha, tfe "are Ton from 25 to 60 on your Ftrarrarka.
8 EH) VS YOUB OBDEB IT ONCE, to b tent by axpTeaa. So mall orden filled after July 1. Firework, cannot be sent by Parcel Post.
Bememberwe an the largest Independent Fireworks dealer! In the west Special attention to large or small, public or priTate displays of Fire
works. AT OtTB OLD lOCATIOIf. '
B. G. BILZ, 1411 Harney St., Omaha, Tel. Doug. 8903
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