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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 17, 1917)
THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, JULY 17. 1917.
MOTHER FAINTS OH
MORE THAN 5,000
RACELY LEADS BAND
OF FIGHTING FOURTH
Director Who Circled the Globe
With Sousa Developing
Martial Music at Fort
COLONEL E.H.R. GREEN AND HIS BRIDE Colonel Green,
only son of the late Hetty Green, "the wealthiest woman in
the world," and his bride, who was Miss E. Mabel of Chicago.
The couple were married in the Windy City. They left New
York on Colonel Green's palatial yacht for a cruise in the
THE WITNESS STAND
MARCH IN PARADE
Frail Little Woman Tells Court
Military and Civic Organiza
tions Take Fart in Monster
Procession to Boost
How Brutal Husband At
tacked Her and Six Small
A frail little woman and her six
small children appeared at South Side
police court yesterday morning to tes
tify to brutal treatment by her hus
band, Joe Novak, 5618 South Twen
tieth. A group of indignant neigh'
bor women offered testimony against
the "dog," as they called the husband,
in Bohemian and broken English.
Mrs. Mary Grulick. 6010 South Twen
tieth avenue, cried as she testified, and
tried to strike the defendant when she
told of seeing him beat his children
Emmanuel, an undersized boy of 12,
said that his father beat all of them
often. A heavy leather strap with
a buckle on one end was displayed in
court. The mother, the .neighbors,
and the little children all testified the
husband used this strap in beating the
members 01 nis family.
The wife told that her husband
would lock himself in a room with
the children, strip them and beat them
brutally. Testimony also showed that
he had thrown a lighted lamp at his
The tiny mother worked in a pack
ing house before the birth of her
baby. After the birth of the baby,
the husband urged his wife to go to
work again, and she did. Testimony
showed that the husband did not sup
port his family, and neighbors said
that the woman was often compelled
to ask them for money to buy bread
for herself and children. '
Faints in Court.
During the testimony the drab little
mother stumbled over to a chair and
When questioned Novak admitted
that he had beaten his wife, but in
sisted that she could not show any
bruises. He also said that he had
thrown the lamp, but tried to offer
some explantion for it. Witnesses
for the1 wife interrupted his testi
mony often. He said dramatically:
"Your honor, you can kill me or
.send me to the army; I don't care.
This is no life."
"A man who goes out and commits
murder is a gentleman compared with
you," said Police Judge Madden. "A
life sentence is too good for you."
The husband is getting $18 a week.
He had Saturday's pay in his pocket.
It was given to his wife.
"I'll give your wife a vacation,"
the judge ordered. "You can go to
the workhouse for ninety days and
your wife can get the dollar a day
that you will earn."
English Bound Over for
Novel Scheme to Defraud
R. S. English, 3320 Sherman ave
nue, was placed under $1,500 bond by
United States Commissioner Mc
Loughlin to await a hearing on a
charge of using the mails in further
ing of a novel but questionable
scheme, It was Florida lots which
English sought to sell to the people
of Omaha. To reach the masses he
made an arrangement wtih two mov
ing picture houses. Patrons of the
"movies" wrote their names and ad
dresses on slips of paper and dropped
them into at ox. The "lucky" ones
were to get lots in the growing city
of South Hilhard. Ha.
There were very many "lucky" ones.
In fact, nearly everybody seemed to
have drawn a lot. lhey were in
formed that there was a trifle of $7.50
to pay for an abstract The price of
the abstract, said Postoffice Inspector
Coble, who investigated the case and
caused the arrest ot IsnKlish. con
stituted the profit to the sellers of the
lots, being considerably more than
the value of the lots.
"Jim" Musgrave, formerly deputy
sheriff, was one of the "lucky" ones.
He was up at the federal building
"My wife was notified first that she
had drawn a lot, he said, ihen l
learned that I had drawn one, too.
And then my father-in-law, A. J,
Hicks, of Jewell City, Kan., was no
tified that he had drawn a lot." .
These three learned that they could
have a better lot right in the heart of
South Hilhard by paying $1U instead
of $7.50, and they each chose these
Agricultural Society Sues
To Enjoin the Driving Club
Douglas County Agricultural sod
ety, which leased the Benson racing
plant to the Omaha Driving club last
spring, has brought suit in district
court against the organization and
Edward Peterson, Otis M. bmith and
E. P. Peck, directors, seeking to en
join them from using the park as
training quarters for horses.
The Agricultural society originally
leased the Benson property from the
Metropolitan Water board, later en
tering into an agreement with the
Driving club for the use of the park.
It is alleged horses are being trained
contrary to the provisions of lease.
The court is asked to restrain the
club from utilizing the premises for
stabling and housing horses, except
at the time of the annual race meet
ing. Other parties sought to prevent the
Driving club from using the park as
training quarters for horses several
months ago, but the action resulted
in a victory for the horsemen.
Council to Discuss Paving
Reforms at Monday Meeting
The city commissioners will take
up in committee of the whole next
Monday morning, as a special order
of business, matters pertaining topav
ing reforms, as suggested by Com
missioner Parks, head of the street
cleaning and maintenance depart
ment. Mr. Parks contends that increased
usage of the motor truck of the heavy
type presents new problems in pav
ing. He urges stronger bases for the
The council wiil invite members of
the Commercial club, Omaha Auto
mobile club and improvement clubs
to attend this meeting and join in the
As a basis for this meeting the
commissioners will have before them
a detailed, statement of the situation,
with an explanation showing the cost
of repairing certain streets which are
being damaged by heavy hauling on
light concrete bases.
Persist "nt Advertising is the Road
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Soft Drink Dispenser is
Arrested on Three Charges
Anton Jensen, proprietor of a soft
drink establishment at Thirtieth and
Spaulding streets, was hailed into po
lice court yesterday morning on three
charges drunkenness, illegal posses
sion of liquor and resisting an officer.
Officer Art Cunningham stepped
into Jensen's place of business to wait
for a street car and found whisky
much in evidence and Jensen under
the influence of liquor. The officer
ordered the place closed at once and
called the patrol. In the interim,
Jensen tried to destroy the evidence
the omcer had collected and was suc
cessful. Cunningham fought him off
with his club and sunk a bad dent in
Jensen's skull. Jensen merited $100
and costs on the liquor possession
charge and $10 jointly on the other
Mail Carriers Return
To Eight-Hour Schedule
"The experiment of having the
Omaha mail carriers complete all de
liveries even if it took them more
than eight hours a day did not prove
a success," said Postmaster Fanning.
"It was not popular with the carriers.
They objected to working' more than
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the full with an age
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and Nature's best pipe to
bacco. You won't find its
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eight hours even though they received
pay for overtime.
The Omaha carriers are now back
on their old eight-hour schedule. Each
man works eight hours, and if he
hasn t completed his scheduled deliv
eries in that time he puts aside what
ever mail is left and delivers it next
Postmaster Fanning will try to get
the department to allow him a number
of extra carriers. Examinations for
mail carrier and clerk are now going
on and from ihe list of those who pass
the postmaster expects to augment
the service in Omaha so that all de
liveries can be made.
Elevators Show Marked
Wheat Storage Decrease
During last week there was a con
tinued falling off in wheat stocks and
an increase in corn in storage in
Omaha elevators, according to the re
port of the inspection department.
The figures in bushels now and on the
corresponding date of last year are:
Now. Year Ago.
Wheat 56.000 1,833.000
Corn 181,000 111,000
Oats 68.000 283.000
Rye , none 2,000
Barley none 17,000 ;
Totals 318,000 1.743,000
The totat decrease is 1,430,000
More than 5,000 persons particpated
in the monster parade yesterday after
noon given for the purpose of boosting
interest in the war pictures, the pro
ceeds of which will be used for the
benefit of the Omaha Red Cross am
The march started at 2:30 at Jef
ferson square and was led by Chief
of Police H. W. Dunn and a platoon
of mounted police, followed by two
Five other military bands were ar
ranged at intervals along the line.
They were the Fourth Nebraska Regi
mental band, Fifth Nebraska Regi
mental band, the Sixth Nebraska
Regimental Military band, Ancient
Order of United Workmen, Christo
pher Columbus band, Boys Municipal
band and Desdune's colored band.
One band was dressed to represent
the various allies.
Sterkker Is Marshal.
Next came Major E. E. Stericker of
Fifth regiment, who acted as marshal
of the day; President J. F. Letton and
Vice President Richard Kitchen of
the hotel men as his aides, who were
at the head of the hotel men con
tingent and the executive committee
in uniform. Following them were
two bands and the entire Fourth in
fantry battalion, the Fourth infantry
machine gun company, the Omaha
Red Cross ambulance company, son
sisting of 124 men in white shirts and
straw hats, led by the executive com
mittee of the organization. They
were: Dr. W. O. Bridges, Dr. Jonas,
Dr. Bannister, Dr. Hoffman, Dr. Lord,
Dr. Crummer, Dr. E. C. Henry, Dr.
Stokes, Dr. Dunn, Dr. J. A. Vance and
Dr. C. A. Hull.
Nurses Take Part.
Perhaps the two most interesting
features of the parade were the Red
Cross nurses' float with Miss Helene
Bixby impersonating Columbia in the
first, followed by automobiles car
rying first an American soldier with
two Red Cross nurses, then a British
French, Belgian, Russian, Italian,
Japanese, Servian, Roumanian and
Montenegrin soldier each protected by
young society women in nurse's cos
tumes. The other feature was Mayor
Dahlman and commission men dressed
in cowboy attire leading the Ak-Sar-Ben
board of governors.
Sheriff Trying to Find
Relatives of Hugo Mueller
Peter Condelario, sheriff of Ben
nett county, South Dakota, is anxious
to locate relatives and friends of
Hugo Julius Mueller,, who was killed
by lightning July 13 near Allen, S. D.
Sheriff Condelario. whose headquar
ters are at Martin, S. D., writes that
Mueller formerly lived a-t Omaha and
is supposed to have a wife and child
residing near Council Bluffs, la.
Bandmaster R. J. Racely of the
Fourth Nebraska at Fort Crook went
around the world with Sousa. And
there are other points of interest
He was at Fort Snelling three
weeks, but decided he would rather
be bandmaster of the Fourth Ne
braska than an officer in the draft
army. He thought in this way he
would get into action sooner.
So he left and the Fourth Nebraska
profited thereby. Already his band
is one of the best in the state and he
means it to be first. All the band
members are enlisted by Racely and
he has combed his organization with
a fine tooth comb to get good ma
terial. "We ha- e a full military band," said
Racely, "with all the usual instru
ments. They are all fine boys and
"Any millionaires' sops?" he was
"One or two," he laughed. "I just
enlisted young Art Morehouse of Pen
der yesterday morning. His father
has controlling interest in the More-house-Heyne
which has elevators all over Ne
braska." Racely also is from Pender and
Morehouse joined partly to be in his
friend's band. Both prefer the dem
ocratic spirit of the Fourth Nebraska
to the aristocratic atmosphere of
Racely has his own car in a ga
rage here, but he has no time to run
it. He is too busy training his band.
He is a graduate of Park college, Mis
souri, and was assistant director of
Hiner's band at Kansas City before
he came to Fort Crook. He is a
brother of Captain Racely of the
"Dandy Sixth" Nebraska.
Dies at Pasadena, Cal.
Winona, Minn., July 16. Matthew
G. Morton, millionaire lumber man
of this city and president emeritus of
Hamline university, St. Paul, died
last night at his home in Pasadena,
Cal., at the age of 86, according to
word received today.
A Future Guarantee
We dare not jeopardize our
priceless asset, Good Reputation,
for a transitory Profit. We dare
not misrepresent our goods or our
Consider this welH
Reputation is the safeguard of
inexperience. "Avoid those that
make false claims." Whether or
not a man has expert knowledge
of Diamonds, Watches and Jew
elry, he is safe if he puts his
trust in merchants of good reputa
tion. Why take a chance with small
or unknown dealers when your,
credit is good with Loftis Bros. &
Co., The Old Reliable, Original
Diamond and Watch Credit House,
409 South Sixteenth Street, Es
This business, "the largest of
its kind in the world," is a monu
ment to the proverb, "Honesty is
the Best Policy."
The Puritan Is on of th most
nomellks hotels in tne world.
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The regular complete tour of Yellowstone National Park oc
cupies five days and covers the Reserve very comprehensively.
An extension of a day or two at your choice of the "wonder
spots" in Yellowstone adds much to your enjoyment and but
little to the total cost.
And surely scenic Colorado and historic Utah will each claim
a few days of your "extra time" there is no additional rail
fare. These privileges are afforded only by
Union Pacific System
the Popular and Direct Yellowstone Route, whose
gateway is Yellowstone, Montana western entrance)
just two and a half hours from Old Faithful Inn and ,
the world-famous Upper Geyser Basin.
Plan your Yellowstone trip carefully and as leisurely as your
vacation time will permit, bearing in mind that a too hurried
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ONCE upon a time it took courage to wear
lightweight clothes. Today men wonder
How they had the courage to resist.
Thanks to the Greater Nebraska,' we've
had the courage to put in stock thou
sands of suits where only a handful has
been shown in Omaha heretofore.
Clothes with all the distinguished style
and character of the finest worsteds
just like them in every respect but
weight and warmth. .
Look at These Prices
They're Irresistible Too,
Dixie Weave Suits, I Genuine Palm Beach
S7.50 to S20 I S5.00 to $9.00 '
Superb Porostyle Style Suits
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Flannel Sport Suits I Scotch Homespun Suits
810 to $25 I 87.50 to $25
Finest Tropical Worsted Suits,
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True Blue Serge Suits I Khaki Outing Suits, ,
$15 to $35 I $4. $5. $6
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