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Huro Root Print Ifr New Umcod Pna.
Metal dies, pressw'k. JubUea 41 1. Co.
Elec. Fans. ..60 Burgeav-Graadea.
Platinum Wedding Riafft Edbolia.
Trj the noonday 35-nt lancbeoo
at the Empress Garden, amidst pleas
ant surroundings, music and entertain
ment A d vertisement.
Two Given Freedom Besa Jones
w-as granted a decree from Edward
E. Jones and Minnie Hardwick waa
freed from Earl Hardwtck by Judge
Day, sitting in divorce court
Several Divorces Granted Judge
Leslie, sitting In divorce court freed
the following wives: Katie Burtscb
from Harry S .Burtsch; Stella Mackey
Kaley from Charles W. Kaley: Edith
Mack from John Mack. Alleged
cruelty was the basis of all three
Benson & Tliorne Buyers Go t'-ast
Miss Hulga Peterson, manager and
buyer of the girls' shop, and Miss
Elizabeth Adams, buyer and manager
of the tots' shop, Benson & Thome
company, leave this evening ior New
YorlJ City. They expect to b In the
market for several weeks.
Help at Newsboys Picnic Women
of the Daughters of Israel Aid society
and the Young Women's Hebrew asso
ciation assisted in serving at the news
boys' picnic. Among them were Mes
dames M. Tatle. Sol Kavitz, H. Wollner
and Ben Fleishman, and Misses Ida
Kubby, Lillie Cooper, Fannie Rosen
blum, Eva Spiegal and Bertha New-i
Colonel Welsh Has Handled
Weather Forty-Four Years
Colonel L. A. Welsh, local forecas
ter of the United States weather
bureau, noted yesterday that he is be
ginning his forty-fifth consecutive year
in the service of the weather bureau.
He entered the service August 1, 1873,
and served in various parts of the
country from the cold climate of ex
treme northern Michigan to the sunny
As a boy he got into the civil war
near its end and sometimes today
he expresses regret for his fierce
fighting, declaring, "I wish, some
times, that I had let the south win
Mr. Welsh became a major while
"in weather bureau work in hc south,
presumably because he was "kind to
niggers." He says he was promoted
to the rank of colonel by "Sam"
Peters, for years federal reporter for
Asked for some pungent, puissant
and portentious thought on the open
intr of his fortv-fifth vear in the
weather bureau, Colonel Welsh
looked out of the window and re
marked: "It looks as though the backbone
of the winter is about broken."
Aged Ulan Found Dead in
Roonj at Atlantic Hotel
Aborth Deckhouse, SO years old,
was found dead at the Atlantic hotel
on Twenty-fifth and Q streets, South
He had not been seen around the
place, so Mr. Mancitz, the proprietor,
went to the room and found the body,
badly decomposed. It is thought that
he has been dead since July 30.
County Attorney Magney was
called and ordered the body taken
. to the Heafey & Heafey undertaking
The only known relative is a mar
ried daug'ut.. Mrs. L. N. Campbell,
living at 1407 Bancroft street.
Here's a Sergeant Who Refused a
, Commission and an Officer's Pay
Red Cross Activities
Youngest Red Cross Worker
Eleanor Smith, 10 years old, is the
youngest worker In the Red Cross hos-
A pital supply rooms
WAA n the Baird build
, 0 i V ing. Pretty little
' V II I Y Sleanor accompan-
3r, Mrs. Charles
Shiverlck, to the
rooms each week
to help roll band
ages and pull bast
ings. Eleanor knits
for the soldiers and
sailors also. "I
would rather do that than sew doll
dresses," she says.
Baptist Ladies Want Another Club
Immanuel Baptist church women have
made application to form another Red
Cross auxiliary. The officers are Mrs.
W. H. Dressier, Mrs. D. S. Baker and
Mrs. F. C. Rich. Twenty-one women
make up the club.
Want a Chapter at Albion Miss
Blanche Peters called at state head
quarters to receive instructions for or.
ganizing a chapter at Albion Nebr
Blankets Into Bath Robes Convert
ing blankets Into bath robes for
wounded soldiers Is the specialty of
women of the First Presbyterian
church, under Miss Jessie Millard,
who work all day Tuesdays in the
lied Cross rooms. Two garments are
made from one pair of blankets. A
band of women are doing the same
sewing at the home of Mrs. Q. L.
Ice Cream at Band ConcertBemis
Park auxiliary will serve ice cream,
crackerjack and pop at the band con
cert in Bemis park tonight for the
benefit of its Red Cross fund. "
Lawn Social Friday Clifton Hill
Presbyterian church women will give
a lawn, social on the grounds of the
church Friday evening for the benefit
of the Red Cross. Twenty young girls
in Red Cross nurse costvfme will serve
and there will be music. Mrs." O. W.
Hendee is the president.
The first Regimental band will give
a concert in Florence park tonight.
Women of the Florence Red Cross
auxiliary, headed by Mrs. A. C. Grif
fen and Mrs. W. A. Yoder, will serve
good things to eat.
Mrs. J. F. Martin of Falls City re
eived instructions at state Red Cross
npadquarters for an auxiliary in her
Miss C. B. Chamberlain, a nurse,
who is unable to tender her services
to the Red Cross, sent $5 as her con
tribution for making hospital supplies.
The national Red Cross is planning a
fourth mission, this one to Italy. Mis
sions have already been sent to Rus
lia, France and Roumania. The
fourth one is made possible by the
generous response of Americans in the
recent campaign for funds.
A shortage of oakum promises to
work havoc with the making of oakum
ads at Red Cross rooms in the Baird
ouilding. Oakum is a strong dlsin-
fectant which, when made into pads,
Is placed over the raw wounds of sol
diers. It is reported that plumbers
and dealers in rope and hemp have
flnrnAMj . .1.1- I I
sible for the Red Cross to secure
enough of the hemp with which to
saturate in oakum for the needed hos
- pital supply .
When War department heads
looked up the nineteen-year service
record of Sergeant Fred M. Hansen
of the Omaha recruiting station, and
found it above the ordinary, they de
cided he had the proper qualifications
for a second lieutenant
But the department evidently blun
dered when it sent the commission to
Sergeant Hansen without first con
sulting him as to whether he wanted
it. He sent it back and instead of
drawing the $141 a month and pres
tige of an officer, he decided he would
rather have his $75 a month as just
an ordinary "recruiting sergeant."
The case Sergeant Hansen is
unique, officers say. The War de
partment is seldom bothered with
taking back a promotion it once has
Sergeant Hansen is 43 years old
and unmarried. He has been con
nected with the Omaha recruiting sta
tion seven and a half years. He en
listed at the outbreak of the Spanish
American war and was sent to the
Philippines where he took part in
"I didn't want the lieutenancy,"
Sergeant Hansen said. "I guess I
can do more good as a 'non com' than
as an officer.
THOMPSON IS MADE
A RESERVE CAPTAIN
Is a Prominent Postoffice Of
ficial at Station B; Born
and Raised in
J. Wirt Thompson, clerk to Super
intendent J. E. Cramer at Station B,
Omaha postoffice, has just received
a commission as captain in the quar
termaster's officers' reserve corps. The
commission dates from July Id. He
recently passed the rigid physical ex
amination and a very satisfactory ex
amination on the various subjects that
constitute the test for the quartermas
Captain Thompson was born and
reared in Omaha. He' is a graduate
of the Omaha High school of 1893.
He as a charter member of the
Thurston Rifles and saw his first
service at the packing house riots in
South Omaha in 1894. He helped the
Thurston Rifles win the cup in the
interstate drill at Memphis, when the
Thurstons captured five prizes, ' net
tine $4,875. He was on tli drill lm
the following year, when the Thurs-
iwns again covcrea memseives witn
glory in the competitive drill at San
Antonio under Captain William J.
With Thurston Rifles.
When the Thurston Rifles became
Company L, First Nebraska, to go
into the Spanish-American war Cap
tain Thompson was -gain with them.
He took part in the assault and cap
ture of Manila and later fought in
the campaign against the insurgents
on the Island of Luzon.
While stationed at Manila Captain
Thompson was assigned to duty as
wnari inspector ana cniet ot tne boat
Captain Thompson is the eldest son
of the late Major James W. Thomp
son, a pioneer of Omaha and a vet
eran or the civil war. Aside from
holding honorable discharge certifi
cates from the Nebraska National
Guard, and from the Spanish-American
war, Mr. Thompson possesses
the congressional medal awarded to
members of the Eighth army corps
for overtime service in the Philip
pines. Mr. Thompson 5s not "hiding be
hind a woman's skirts." He is mar
ried and has a family of three boys,
14 years, 10 years and 6 months old,
respectively. The family lives at 230S
South Thirty-third street.
Enemy Airplanes Said to
Be Flying Over Lower Utah
Salt Lake, Utah, Aug. 1. Satisfied
that enemy airplane have been flying
oyer southern Utah, Leon Bone, spe
cial investigator for the Department
of Justice, has asked that the War
department send airplanes to this
state to make an investigation of the
reports which have come from San
ifuan and Grand counties as to night
y flights of airplanes.
Mr. Bone satd yesterday that it is
impossible for persons on foot to
determine the headquarters of the
airplanes and that as a last resort
the airplanes of the War department
have been asked to aid in the search.
Further evidence of the activities of
airplanes in southern Utah was
brought to Salt Lake yesterday by
R. P. Flagel of the United States ge
ological survey, who has been in San
Juan county for two months. Mr.
Flagel traced the airplanes from Mex
ican Hat, where General Hugh L.
Scott subdued the Piutes two years
age, to La Sal and'Moab, a distance
of more than 100 miles.
, Agents for the Department of
Justice have received information, but
they will not give out the source, that
the airplanes operating in the south
ern part of the state are enemy air
planes. They are not there to throw
bombs, but to get information and
send it to other countries by way of
Mexico, according to the information
which has been placed in Mr. Bone's
Army Recruiting Office
Popular Place for Men
A long line of men awaited the
opening of the army recruiting office
"That is the usual thing," said Ser
geant Hansan, in charge of the office.
"We took in sixty-six men yester
day, thirty from Nebraska and the
rest from Iowa. We have been tak
ing in as many as ninety men a day
since the beginning of the war. ,
Most of the men waitiifg this morn
ing were drafted ones, who have the
privilege of enlisting until they re
ceive official notice of their draft.
They are examined at the recruiting
station here and sent to Fort Logan,
Colo., where they stay a short time.
If accepted there they enlist and are
then sent to different parts of the
Men enlisting in the army have a
choice as to the section they may
enter. The aviation section is by far
the most popular just now.
Married men may not enlist in
the army. However, there is no ob
jection to a man's marrying five
minutes after he enlists, if he wishes.
Formerly it was necessary to get per
mission from the secretary of war if
a soldier wishes to marry. Now, all
that is necessary is the permission of
Great Western Agent
Quits Railroad Work
After having been in the employ of
the Chicago Great Western Railroad
company ten years, six years of that
time as city passenger agent in
Omaha, Paul Bonorden has quit the
railroad game and gone t into the
newspaper advertising business, with
his headquarters here.
Mr. Bonorden is succeeded by E.
P. Kretz. former city passenger agent
of the Great Western in Waterloo,
la. The change is effective August
1. Mr. Kretz has been with the Great
Western four years.
E. G. Jones Head of Free
U. S. Employment Bureau
Earl G. Jones has been appointed
manager of the Co-Operative Free
Employment bureau in the court
house. The bureau is maintained by
the federal, state, county and city
Mr. Jones has been an employe of
the bureau since it was started. The
office of manager has just been
The new manager gave up a prom
ising career as a professional violin
ist when he broke his wrist in an ac
cident. He studied music in Europe.
M This Steaming Cup
v I provides a bracing food-drink for any meal.
jl fl There is no harm to nerves in
j 2) . only the true goodness
(ftZZZ ' f Nature s grain.
WANTS TO KNOW 'THE
STEEL NEED OF CITY
Government Wants Estimate
on How Much Metal the
State Will Need Next
The government wants Omaha im
plement men to estimate accurately
how much steel will be needed to
supply Nebraska farmers with im
plements in 1918.
Omaha implement dealers have
been asked the question. They are
working hard to solve it. Their
salesmen are being called in for con
ferences prior to making a big drive
to "get the advance orders booked as
far as possible so that estimates may
be made to the government. The
salesmen of the John Deere Plow
company are in conference in Omaha
on this subject, and will probably
be here several days. Other com
panies will go over the situation with
their men the same way.
Asked by Government.
The Ntaional Council of Defense
has issued this call for information
as to steel needs for agricultural pur
poses in Vila, iney nave put tne
question to the National Implement
and Vehicle association with head
quarters in Chicago. The call to fur
nish the information has come from
that body to the Omaha dealers.
"Omaha dealer are anxious to co
operate irn this matter as much as
possible," said W. D. Hosford, vice
president of the John Deere Tlow
company. "We aie preparing now to
start our, mo campaign. Anat is,
the salesmen will now go out to' can
vass the territory for initial orders
for 1918, in order that we may make
up an estimate as to what will be
needed. Ordinarily our list of initial
orders is pretty dependable as a basis
for an estimate as to what the demand
is going to be.
Great Winter Wheat Crop.
"It is plain that the country must
put in the biggest winter wheat crop
it has ever put in, and already the
farmers are getting ready for this.
We can see this in the number of
drills we are now selling. The de
mand fjT these is abnormally large,
and that means that a big wheat
acreage is to be put in. Among the
drills sold, also one notices a large
proportion of the one-horse drills,
which are used to drill wheat between
the corn rows. This means that a
large acrearge of winter wheat is
to be drilled right into the cornfields
where the corn stands up well enough
so that a man can get through with
a horse and drill.
Praises Omaha's Work
In Gardening Campaign
Mrs. Rose M. Ohaus of the Board
of Public Welfare, has returned from
Washington, D. G., where she inter
viewed H. C. Gore chemist in charge
of fruit and vegetables utilization lab
oratory of the Department of Agricul
ture. "Mr. Gore," said Mrs Ohaus, "was
enthusiastic in his praise of Omaha's
efforts in the gardening campaigu. He
seemed to have kept himself thor
oughly posted on our free seed distri
bution and other activities in connec
tion with increasing the food supplies."
Cocoanut Oil Fine
For Washing Hair
If you want to keep your hair in
good condition, be careful what you
wash it with.
Most soaps and prenared nhamooos
contain too much alkali. This dries
the scalp, makes the hair brittle, and
is very harmful. Just plain mulsified
cocoanut oil (which is pure and en
tirely greaseless), is much better
than the most expensive soap or any
thing else you can use for shampoo
ing, as this can't possibly injure the
Simply moisten your hair with
water and rub it in. One orVwo tea
spoonfuls will make an abundance of
rich, creamy lather, and cleanses the
hair and scalp thoroughly. The lather
rinses out easily, and removes every
particle of dust, dirt, dandruff and
excessive oil. The hair dries quickly
and evenly, and it leaves it fine and
silky, bright, fluffy and easy to man
age. You can get mulsified cocoanut
oil at most any drug store. It is very
cheap, and a few ounces is enough
to last everyone in the family for
Have You Tried It ?
9t KM Baltt r Com Wktnvtr Drlnts art Ml
H. J. Hughe Co., Wholesale Dlt
tributori, Omaha, Neb. Tel. Dougla
Indigestion. One package
proves it. 25cat aU druggists.
CIRCUS MEN JOIN
Three Quit Barnum & Bailey to
Join the Army; Many Are
Among the Best Musicians.
Barnum & Bailey's show left Oma
ha three men short. These three an
swered the call of the Sixth Nebraska
and left to join their olcf friends in
the regimental band.
When you hear the band of the
Dandy Sixth play it will be easy for
you to shut your eyes and imagine
you are at the circus, for there are
fifteen old circus men in this band.
Robert Webb, director of the Fifth
Nebraska regimental band, is an olfl
circus man himself. He playec the
trombone in Buffalo Bill's show and
others for fifteen years. He knew
what good musicians circus bandmen
were, so he decided to get together
a whole band of circus men. He
wrote to his friends and advertised
in circus magazines that he wanted
bandmen for the Fifth Nebraska.
There are a few noncircus men in
this band, for so many Omaha mu
sicians wanted to join that Mr. Webb
couldn't refuse. All these are mem
bers of the Musicians' union in Oma
ha, of which Webb was formerly
But fifteen of the band came from
the sawdust and ringside, so there
will be some lively music for the boys
of the Fifth to march to, for circus
men are used to playing in quickstep
"There are no better musicians in
the company than the circus men,"
said Mr. Webb today. "I wanted to
get together the best army band in
the country, so I called on my old
friends of the circus. Here are just
a few of them and the rest are just
"Erick Eklund came to join the
Barnum & Bailey show the other day,
but I persuaded him to join the Fifth
Nebraska instead. He was cornet
soloist with the famous Kilties band
of Canada and has been with Inness
"Fred J. Adkins is a fine clarinet
player of years circus experience. He
neard I wanted band men and wrote
from Jerome, Ariz. I 6ent him a
The Bee'i Free Milk
and Ice Fund
The world is full of generous peo
ple. Tell them of the needy and they
give freely and gladly. The story of
Mrs. J published in The Bee
last Monday, has brought a large
number of contributions to The Bee's
fund. And this family is rejoicing
over added help which can be given
because of these contributions.
There are scores of babies in very
poor families who have a hard strug
gle for life in the hot months. "This
cause is a most worthy one," writes
Dr. Lee W. Edwards.
Every cent of the fund is spent with
greatest care. The Visiting Nurses
investigate each case. Nc "grafters"
get any of this money. Worthy .but
unfortunate people are the benefi
ciaries. It is a great satisfaction to know
that every dollar you give buys full
dollar's worth of pure milk or cooling
ice for the babies of the very poor,
whose lives would be in danger ex
cept for this fund and the people who
make the fund.
You can help in this great work.
Just bring or send any sum, from 10
cents to $5, to The Bee office. Ac
knowledgment will be made here.
Previously acknowledged $225.50
Marcia E. Pattison 2.00
E. E. Bruce 5.00
Dr. Lee W. Edwards 10.00
H. M. R 2.50
W. S. Desch & Sons, Central
Mrs. Agnes Jensen, Emerson.. 1.00
Mrs. C. F. Beteke 1.00
Mrs. J. C. French 5.00
Mrs. Sarah Aeom, North Bend. 1.00
Miss Edith Stocking, North
R. J. Finch, Arapahoe 2.50
Nelle Horst, Madison 4.00
Ida B.Smith 5.00
.r-r-ran tw wt rr rr-r t-. ,jrr"X'.
ticket by return mail and he gets here
Harrison J. Aulger, a half owner in
the Aulger Bros. show, quit a $10,000-a-year
business to play first trombone
in this band. George J. Cady.of Kan
sas City is a pupil of A. F. WeUon of
Chicago, the greatest tornet teacher
in the country John A. Waidley,
who plays first cornet, played last
year at the Brandeit theater, and has
played many years in orchestras.
Insane Man Who Shot
Marshal Killed by Posse
Fairfield, la., Aug. 1. James M.
Lewis, said to be insane, was killed
bv a citizens posse today after he had
shot and killed W. R. Hanshaw, town
raarshatl of Batavla, la., who sought
to arrest him. m
A Medical Mcngoos
We can manufacture poisons with
in our own bodies which are as dead
ly as a snake's venom.
The liver acts as a guard over ouf
iaittMino .iftinrr nut the cinders and
fAshes from the general circulation.
A blockade m tne miesunes pues
heavy burden upon the liver. If the
intestines are chocked or clopged up,
the circulation of the blood becomes
poisoned, the system becomes loaded
with toxic waste, and we suffer from
auto-intoxication or ptomaine poison
ing. Something is wrong with the
liver, and we suffer from headache,
yellow-coated tongue, bad taste in
mouth, nausea or gas, acid dyspepsia,
languor, debility, skin or eyes yel
low, the water is scant and high
colored, containing "brick-dust' de
posits and bile pigments. At such
times one should drink plenty of
water between meals, and a pint of
hot water before breakfast, and oc
casionally take a pleasant laxative.
Such a one is made of the May-apple,
leaves of aloe and root of jalap, first
extracted and put in ready-to-us
form by Dr. Pierce nearly fifty yeara
ago, and sold by druggists as Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.
Do not take mineral ois or so
called "Russian Oil," for the expert,
ments by R. F. McDonald have shown
as lately reported in a government
publication of the U. S. Public Health
Service, that mineral oil may act as
an irritant that produces gastro-in-testinal
disturbances and that it may
cause tissue proliferation, simulating
The next important organ to be
reckoned with is the kidneys. Kid
ney disease carries away a large per
centage of our people. What "can
the ordinary person do to properly
balance bodily health? The answer
is not easy, but I advise everybody
to eat less meat, eat coarse, plain
food, with plenty of vegetables,
drink plenty of water between meals
and take an uric acid solvent, such
as Anuric (double strength) before
meals' for awhile. Anurie can be
obtained at almost sny drug store
JfJJL- ' Zjfev
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Our Third Annual August Sale of
Presents Savings of 20 to 33lA Under
Next September Prices
A FUR sale in which extensive savings are the more remarkable, in view of the con
tinual decisive advance in all wholesale markets. Remarkably low prices on
furs of regal luxuriousness, besides, in this August sale you car select among furs
distinguished by better workmanship, the skins better matched than in the height
of the fur season and all are furs Fashion stamps "authentic."
Furs Bought Now Will Be
Stored Until November 1
If you so desire you may make your selection
now and share in these unusual prices and we will
carefully store them for you until November 1st,
upon payment of 15 to 25 per cent of their value.
New Fur Coats
Marmot Coats, $79.00 to $90.00.
River Mink Coats, $125.00 to $172.00.
Nutria Fur Coats, $165.00 to $239.00.
Hudson Seal Fur Coats, $172.00 to $350.00.
Natural Squirrel Coats, at $275.00.
Leopard Coats, beaver trimming, $300.00.
New Muffs and Scarfs
Cross Fox Scarfs, $50.00 to $85.00.
Cross Fox Muffs, at $85.00.
Red Fox Scarfs, $15.00 to $80.00.
Red Fox Muffs, $17.50 to $40.00.
Black Fox Scarfs, $15.50 to $58.50.
Black Fox Muffs, $19.50 to $58.50.
White Fox Scarfs, $55.00 to $80.00.
White Fox Muffs, $45.00 to $50.00.
Silver Tip Fox Scarfs, at $85.00.
Silver Tip Fox Muffs, $67.50 to $95.00.
Burgeas-Naih Co. Second Floor.
Continuing for Thursday
The Clearaway of Women's and Misses'
The Season's Very Smartest Models and Most Favored Materials
At Radical Reductions,
2.95, $4.95, $6.95 and $8.95
CI ELDOM if ever before have we been able to offer you such won-
kj derful values and such splendid assortments as afforded by this
great clearaway Thursday.
The dresses which represent the greater portion of
our regular stock are all late models, in a wide variety
of styles, including such splendid materials as
Ginghams, Voiles, Linens, Georgettes, Nets
and Georgette and Taffeta Combinations
Plaids, stripes, figures and solid colors, some are beau
tifully trimmed with laces and embroideries, while others
are finished with braids. There's a dress for any occa
sion, and the value is most extreme.
Women's Silk and Georgette Combination
Dresses Reduced to $12.95
IN this group are included the finer and much higher priced models
of taffeta silks and georgette combinations. Plain colors and a
few fancies. All sizes for women and misses, specially reduced to
Bur(Mi-Naih Co. -Socond Floor.