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    w THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1917. K ' " ' " "
Former Reporter on The Bee
Ensign on U. S. S. Harvard,
Now in European Waters,
Writes Experiences.
Hawthorne Daniel, of this city,
brother of Herbert Daniel, attorney,
former reporter for The Beef has writ
ten a most interesting letter home to
hi mother, from "somewhere near
Europe." He is an -ensign on board
the United States scout patrol boat
Harvard. Following is his letter in
"Dear Mother: was on the bridge,
and all the other officers were at din
ner, when we sighted a big Meamer
going across our course, about eight
miles ahead. Shortly after wc sighted
it, it changed its course until it
headed directly for us, and it seemed
to be under forced draft, as great
clouds of smoke poured from its fun
nel and it steered a zigzag course.
It seemed as if it was trying to get
away from something that was chas
ing it. It approached to within
about 4,(XX), yards, and then we saw
quite plainly several splashes in the
water near it, as if shells were fall
ing close by it. Liy this time I had
called the captain, and he was on the
bridge. General quarters was sound
ed .and we all went to our battle sta
tions. I am in charge of the gun that
was bearing on the ship, and I took
my post up the rigging, about ten feet
over my gun. I gave the range, and
the gun crew stood by, ready to load.
Suddenly something black rose to the
surface of the water directly between
us and the steamer. nd immediately
submerged again. Then in a minute
it came to the surface again, a little
astern of the steamer. Once again it
came up,and this time it was headed
directly for us. The gun was loaded,
1 shortened the range and again the
. thing came up. Wc fired, and the
shell struck almost on the spot where
th thing had submerged.- It was
thrilling, and I was just hoping for it
to come to the surface again, so that
we could get another shot when it did
come to the surface, to lie rolling in
the sun. We trained our glasses on
it, and the darned thing was a great
big whale. Why the steamer was try.
ing to get away I do not know, unless
if, too, was fooled, but the splashes i
that looked like shells falling were
made by the whale blowing. It was
very realistic, and we got all the sen
sations of being actually firing on a
submarine. ,
Seems Like Hunting.
"It made me feel just as I do when
I am hunting. I have always been
anxious to know how I would feel in
a position of that kind, and now I
know. J t seemed to me that we were
out to bag some big game, and that's
what we are. If I were hunting
elephants I imagine I should feel
about thifsame, only less safe. I be
lieve that we have the advantage over
the submarine. Sometimes, of course,
he mar get the drop on one, but
takinsr it all in all he is at a great dis
advantage. If we feel a bit anxious
as to whether or not he will get us,
iust think how anxious he must feel
a in whether or not some one will
get him. There are at the worse only
a counle of hundred submarine
probably a great deal less than that
whereas there are tnousanus ana
thousands of natrol ships, each one
looking out for nothing better than a
chance to shoot at a submarine, or to
run hint down. He never knows, when
he eomes to the surface, whether or
not he will find a patrol boat waiting
for him. He can't nide unless he gets
where he can't see. and when he can
sre, we can. too, although of course,
his periscope makes a very small ol
iect to tick up at a distance. But to
offset that we have good, dear
glasses, while his periscope doesn't
show a dear linage, and look only
one way at a time. Taking it alto
gether I believe that life on the roving
German submarine must be a very
joyless existence.
Little Time to Sleep.
"Three of us are standing watches
on the bridsre. but for two days one
of my reliefs was sick very sick with
stomach trouble and so two of us
had to stand watch and watch. Four
hours on and four off, with meals
to eat. and drills to ro through while
oil watch, pretty nearly put me on
the retired list; but everything is
going all right now, and I have caught
up on my sleep. I even get a chance
to read some, but there are too man;
things to learn to read a great dea
And. besides, sleep interests me too
"Last night while I was on watch
everything seems to happen while
am on watch we got a radio mes
sage from some ship which said
was sinking, and it ave a position
that was so close to where we were
that we should have been able to see
it but the radio operator said
Bounded as if the message had been
tent from some considerable dis
tance. It sounded so suspicious that
we paid very little attention to it,
inasmuch as we were already as near
to the position as we could get, but
after we had kept on our course for
about four hours the ship that was
with us got an order from the nag
ship to go back and look into the
matter. It hasn't showed up yet, to
w don't know whether it has found
a sinking ship or whether it ran into
a trap, although we would have heard
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irom ii u ii naa jouna anyining
suspicious. ' .
Evidence of War.
"For two days we have been sailing
through all sorts of driftwood, spars,
barrels, a dresser drawer, life observ
ers, planks, a life raft, a couple of
swamped lifeboats and a lot of other
No Trouble to Remove
Superfluous Hair
(Toilet .TiDs)
It is an easy matter to rid the akin
of objectionable hair or fuzz, if you
proceed as follows: Mix a paste with
some water and a litle powered del
atnoe, apply to hairy surface and In
2 or 3 minutes rub off. wash the skin
and the hair are gone. This method
of banishing hairy growths is pain
less and does not mar the skin, bnt
to avoid disappointment, be certain
to get real delatone. Advertisement.
Nebraska's Most: Patriotic Bovine Has
Map of North America on Its Side
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i$ 'iz-i'i oh a
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Animal with distinctive markings
stuff. There must have been lots of
destruction around here in the last
year. lie weatner continues nnc, anu
we have made the whole, so tar,
without a minute of bad weather. I
am afraid that this continued stretch,
during which our friends the elements
have not tried their strength, will give
some of these newly made sailors a
wrong impression of the sea.
"It is now July 5. shortly after I
Cinished writing what just precedes
we IOOK tiic oisauiea snip in tow, ana
made port in about two hours. We
are now tied up at a buoy, and "yester
day all the (hips were decorated tor
the Fourth. The foreign ships in the
harbor had American flags up, too.
I mentioned one of the ships ot
our fllotilla going back to answer an
U.S. It proved not to be a fake, and
all of us on the Harvard are sick over
not being allowed to go back. It was
the Orleans the first American ship
to run '-.e bio th..t Germany told
us it wa9 going to enforce.
Three Men Lost.
Thirty-seven men were picked up
7'-. "
VC.v 'n;'
is owned by Carl Loranz, Ewing,
in lifeboats, three men having been
lost. According to the story as it is
told us by the Sultana, which is the
ship that went after the Orleans, they
found two lifeboats crowded with
men. After the ship had been sunk,
the submarine came to the surface
alongside the lifeboats, and asked for
the captain. It was at night, and the
mate told them he had been drowned.
The submarine said they were sorry
for there was a prize, of 20,000 marks
on his head, if he was brought to
Germany dead or aliye also that ap
plies to the captain of the Rochester.
Then the submarine disappeared, and
later the lifeboats located the cap
tain and the gunnery officer, both of
whom had been swimming around in
the water, trying to locate the life
boats by using a pocket flashlight,
which they had with them, and which
they had managed to keep dry. I cer
tainly wish we had been sent after
"Patrol boats and mine sweepers are
thick and we see observation balloons
and aeroplanes almost any time. I
In our $5,000 dealers' gasoline economy
contest in May, 1917, 1092 Maxwells aver
aged 27.15 miles on one gallon each.
In our $50,000 owners' contest in June,
1917, 2040 Maxwells averaged 29.04 on one
gallon eachuC
And every car used was an owner's car in
everyday service. ,
This great mileage showing proves one fact
Jhe Maxwell IS mechanically right'
in its wonderful motor; in its wear-proof,
efficient clutch, running in oil; in its simple,
trouble-proof transmissions; in its mighty
axles, and in every mechanical detail.
Toaring Car $665
RdMtr $650t Town Car $915 s
I Son $935. A3 prkn f. : h. Detroit
Midwest Motor & Supply Co.
k Distributors
2216-18 Farnam St. Omaha, Neb. Phone Tyler 2462
fV'S- 4 . .
Neb. It is called "America."
wish I could tell you aboul everything
I sec, but my letter would probably
never get through if I did. We are
told, by the way, that an American
destroyer sank aGemian submarine
they caught attacking one of our
transports. I don't know any of the
details and am not sure that it is
true; but it is generally accepted as
true around here. ,
Hopes to Bag Subsea.
"I was officer of the deck yesterday,
so that I didn't get ashore after we
tied up, but J shall probably go
ashore today and get some more
piggoty money' to add to what I
already carry around in my jeans. I
have been rather unfortunate in get
ting rid of most of the coins I have
picked up so far. I believe that we
.will be here for sonic time, and wheth-
'lit - ,1 J i . M - I
er we win ue atiowea 10 ten wncre
here' is, or whether we will be forced
to call it merely by that unsatisfactory
cognomen, I cannot say. At any rate
'here' is interesting, and I am de
lighted with the prospect. I only
hone we can bag a nice fat German
submarine, the hide of which 1 would
like to have tanned and painted with
the story of the hunt, like path's elk j
hide. That would make quite a
troph-', but one would need ancestral j
halls of greater magnitude in order !
to properly drape it on the walls. j
"I do not know yet what the town
looks like. I am told by the officers !
who have been ashore that almost ev- J
ery woman is in black and that j
wounded soldiers are everywhere, j
However, the sailors look healthy, as!
the only danger they have to face is
an occasional unpremeditated bath in
the cool, cool water of this part of
the ocean. However, we wear life
preservers while we are on duty, and
I swim pretty well. Besides I under-;
stand that when we are finally jjiven !
our work to do, we will not get tar
from land at any time."
John Banks Killed
By Lightning While ;
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w atoning storm
While standing in the doorway of
his barn yesterday, arm in arm
with his brother, Jeff, John Banks,
3305' North Thirty-sixth street, was
struck by lightning and instantly
killed, while his brother was only
Both were looking out over their j
little farm, discussing the value of!
the rain to them and their crops,'
when the flash broke upon them, I
killing John and a horse; which stood ,
hve feet behind him.
John Banks for 46 years old and
was unmarried. His brother Jeff, is
the father of a large family. The
body was turned over to Undertaker
Crosby for burial.
Bee Want Ads produce results.
3,200 Blouses to B Given
Absolutely FREE
A dainty, exquisite waist free
absolutely free at Julius Orkin's!
Sounds good, doesn't it? Well, it is
good. Of course, there's another side
to the announcement, but it ciertainly
is a reasonable one. '
Julius Orkin's waist business has
grown by leaps and bounds in the
last few years, which necessitates
carrying a tremendous stock. He
keeps a standing order with some
of the best manufacturers to ship him
a few of each new style brought out.
Naturally waists accumulate, and
at the present time he has about
6,500 waists on hand, where but one,
two or three of a kind remain of
a certain lot, color or style. Rather j
than fill in on these styles, he an
nounces this novel sale, in order to
give every lady a chance i,o person
ally see and advertise his extensive
and moderately-priced stock.
.therefore, he will, to every lady
buying a waist during this sale, pre
sent one FRBE, thereby enabling the
purchaser to get two waists of the
same quality for the price of one.
niL. i j i i i
i no large aaverusemens in to
day's paper gives full particulars and
1508-1510 Douglas.
Knabe U flSf
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Closing Out Surplus Stock Pianos, Player
Tianos, Sheet Music and. Musical Mer
chandise One-Quarter, One-Third, One
Half Saving on Every Article.
Sheet Music
2,500 different selections, Popu
lar and Classics, at
5c and 10c
per copy
Special Offers on
Teaching Materials
Music teachers should buy next
season's supply now. Take ad
vantage of these low prices.
Talking Machines
' Special bargains in used instru
ments taken in exchange for new
Columbia Grafonolas and Bruns
wick Phonographs.
Closing Out Victor
For Your Vacation
Regular $15 styles $8.75
Others as low as..... ;. .$3.85
Here's a long-planned-for sales event that has anticipated every need of those
whowish music in the home. Over 100 Pianos and Player Pianos to be closed out at
once to make .room for annual fall shipments, and will be sacrificed at about half price.
proves to my satisfaction that
the people of Omaha know the
difference between good shoe
values of real leather" and the
junk that has been offered them
in some shoe sales at the same
prices we offer good leather
shoes. I am sorry we could not
wait on everyone fast enough
we did not expect such a rush.
If you have not been waited on,
come back again. Please conic
in the morning, when we can
give you more attention.
We are so well satisfied that
we have added several other lots
to the others, especially the $1.95
Girls' Campfire Shoes and Oxfords,
$3.50 and $4.00 values, that were left from
the $1.95 table yesterday we put on the $1
table. Any woman with a foot from 2 to
6 can get enough shoes for $1.00 to last her
a lifetime. We cannot tell you any more in
this limited space. See our windows for
the balance. '
All men who want WORK
SHOES, get busy they are go
ing fast
117 North 16th Opposite Postoff ice
Mention Seeing
Good Pianos
At $100 Each
Used Upright
Used by teacher... ,
Nearly new
Used upright. . . . .
Used upright
HAMILTON, Upright,
Nearly new
8 Exceptional
Piano Bargains
Good for practice and suit
able for schools, picture
shows, theaters, etc., at
$50 Each
Every instrument fully guaranteed, and can be
exchanged later if desired, on new ones.
On. A
it in The Bee V
Player Pianos
for ,pJ
A Few Special Bar
gains in Slightly Used
ers, at
$250, $350, $456, $550
S Angelus