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THE) BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 29. 1917.
Brie) City News-
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Why not enjoy a tender round or'
irloin steak 20c per lb. from the
vV'ashington Market. Call Tyler 470.
Irs tla luxnidaj So-ii-m luncheon
it the (impress Garden, amitljt pleas
tnt surroundings, music and entertain
ment. Ad ertisement.
Two Divorces Granted Judge
Troup, sitting in divorce court, freed
Isabel Giltner from Lloyd Glltner and
granted a decree to Jeanette Gregory
from Charles E. Gregory.
Food Bulletins Th Eoard of Pub
lic welfare office In the city hall has
received from Congressman C. O.
Lobeck a supply of bulletins referring
to food conservation subjects.
Lieutenant Engleman (Joes to Dcs
Moines Lieutenant Morton Engle
'nian, who was 'commissioned at the
officers' training school, Fort Snelling,
and who has been in the city visiting
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. ,M. Engle
man, 2815 Jackson street, left last
night for Camp Dodge, Des Moines.
Autos Smashed in Collision The au
tomobiles of John Zees, 610 North Six
teenth street, and R. J. Walsh, 6044
McKinley street, collided at Seven
teenth and Jackson streets Tuesday
morning. Both machines were badly
wrecked, but none of the occupants
Returns from Coast James Walsh,
former citizen of the village o fBen
son and now a citizen of Greater Oma
ha, has returned from his annual out
ing on the North Pacific coast.- He
says he is still of the opinion that Oma
ha is the greatest city of its size in
Auto Thieves Bound Over John
Redlan, Harry Buls and William
Bailey, who were charged with steal
ing the automobile of Harry Lopidus,
pleaded guilty at their preliminary
x hearing in police court and were bound
over to the district court on charges
of grand larceny and released on $500
Says Not Guilty Frank Sellers,
cahrged with stealing the automobile
of Hiram S. Manville, 1614 Harney
street, from in front of the Young
Men's Christian association Saturday
night pleaded not guilty at the pre
liminary hearing and was bound over
to the district court on a charge of
grand larceny and released on $100
Negro Cuts Friend After
Argument in "Crap" Game
The wave of crime is still progress
itig. Another negro. proceeded to cujt
r things up, with -the result that De
tectives Brinkman and Barta are hot
on his trail and a second colored gen
wleman lies in the hospital yith nu"
merous cuts on his hifs and back.
The two men were shooting dice
in the injured man's room, three
doors north of the Midway, and got
'into an argument over 15 cents. The
first negro, known as "Slim," drew
a razor and proceeded to butcher his
friend up a bit, leaving b the first
door in sight and not having, been
A bad gash in the right hip severed
an artery and the blood was flowing
freely when the police surgeon ar-
rrived. The-jnjured man was known
ns Frank Ray.
Stomach and J.iver Troubles.
NV end of misery and actual suf
fering is caused by disorders of the
stomach and liver, and may be avoid
ed by the use of Chamberlain's Tab
lets. Give them a trial. They only
cost a quarter. Advertisemeot,
Bee Wants-Ads Produce Results
Prison Worker Andreesen Sure
Smith Simply Negro Unlucky
Enough to Be Near Scene
of Nethaway Murder.
Charles Smith, Mississippi negro,
around whom the police and sheriffs
forces say they have woven a net of
circumstantial evidence of complicity
in Omaha's latest murder horrors, is
innocent, in the opinion of Adult Pro
bation Officer Andreesen.
The probation officer has had wide
experience with criminals, murderers
and degenerates in the last few years.
"I am casting no slams on the ef
forts of the police and the sheriff
when I say I believe Smith did not
have anything to do with either the
slaying of Mrs. Christine Anderson
Saturday night or the fiendish murder
of Mrs. C. L. Nethaway Sunday.
MURDERER STILL AT LARGE.
"I believe the murderer, a maniac
with a lust for killing, is still at large.
Wouldn't be surprised to hear of a
third crime just as revolting as the
other two in the next few days."
Andreesen believes a religious fa
natic might have murdered both
"Smith didn't do it. He's just a
plain southern shine who was un
lucky enough to be in the vicinity of
the crimes when they were perpe
trated." A dramatic scene ensued when An
dreesen talked with the negro, Smith,
in county jail this, morning.
The black was taken from a dimly
lighted steel cage, the strongest in
county jail, to an outer cell
.Poses as Minister.
"Smith," breathed Andreesen as he
invented a story inan effort to get
something out of the negro, "I'm a
minister. I want to be fair with you.
"There's a big crowd gathering out
side the jail. I'm afraid the mob's
going to tear down the building if we
don't give you up.
"The negro's i face blanched with
horror; he fell on his knees and
"Lord," he said, "I'se innocent. I
ain't hurt nobody. I'se just a poor
niggah they picked up 'cause I was
about where something happened."
"If you've got any word to leave
for your folks you'd better say it
quick," urged Andreesen. "The mob's
Again Smith prayed, protesting his
Says Smith is Sane.
Afterwards Andreesen declared
Smith was as sane as anyone and was
"A crazy man murdered those
women," declared the probation oflU
cer. "He may be black and he may
be white, but a crazy man some fiend
still at large committed., those
A coroner's jury this afternoon
viewed the body of Mrs. Nethaway,
victim of Sunday's shocking crime,
and then, went to the spot where the
woman was hacked to death. The in
quest will not be held for several days.
County Attorney Magney, ex-officio
coroner, will make a more thorough
investigation, before holding the in
quest. 1 .
Bee Wants-Ads Produce Results
Civilians Flee Tricst
As Italians Advance
Washington, Aug. 28. News dis
patches from Zurich, Switzerland,
to a Rome newspaper, telegraphed
to the Italian embassy here today,
says the civilian population of
Triest, Austria, toward which
the Italian troops are advancing in
their great drive against the Aus
trian, is evacuating the city by
order of the Austrian military au
thorities. It was stated that it was
npt a military evacuation.
Commander of Omaha Naval
Recruiting Station Leaves
for Duty on the East- .
Lieutenant W. W. Waddell, for
eleven months in charge of the naval
recruiting station here, is the latest
to answer the call of Uncle Sam.
Saturday night Lieutenant Waddell
PORTER IS HEAD OF
Head of the High School at
Shawnee," Okl., Accepts
Position Offered Him
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UE7UT. W.IV WADDZLL
left foi "somewhere on the Atlantic
ocean," his destination being as much
of a secret to him as to the public.
He was ordered to report to Wash
ington and then to shipboard, but to
what ship or. where he does not know.
On the way east Lieutcnant-Waddell
and his wife will visit relatives in In
diana, and then Mrs. Waddell will re
main in New York to await such news
as she may get from him as time
goes on. :
When Lieutenant Waddell came
here a year ago the Omaha station
was taking in two or three men a
week. Now it could take in 200 or
300 if it were not limited to a small
number for lack of ships and training.
DUring the months since , the
declaration of war the Omaha naval
recruiting station, owing to the ef
forts of Lieutenant Waddell, has es
tablished an unusual record in re
cruiting. For the last six weeks the
station has been limited to sixteen re
cruits.a week because already Lieu
tenant Waddell has had 400 on the
Dwight E. Porter, principal of the
public high school at Shawnee, Okl.,
has accepted the principalship of the
Omaha High School of Commerce,
succeeding Karl F. Adams, who has
gone to Seattle.
Mr. Porter is expected here next
Saturday and will be ready to take
hold of his work at the Commercial
High on Monday morning, when he
will attend the general teachers'
meeting at Central High school. The
Commercial High will be opened for
the new school year next Tuesday
Mr. Porter was assistant principal
of the high school at Oklahoma City
previous to going to Shawnee. His
school work is known to Principal J.
G. Masters of Central High school,
who came to Omaha from Oklahoma
Born in Nebraska.
The new Commercial High princi
pal was here last week and met Su
perintendent J. H. Beveridge and
members of the Board of Education.
He was graduated from Kingfisher
college and studied at the Universi
ties of Chicago, Nebraska, Michigan
Mr. Porter was born at Auburn,
Neb., and left this state at the age of
14 years. He served as assistant prin
cipal of the high school at Oklahoma
City when Principal Masters of the
Omaha Central High school was prin
cipal in the Oklahoma capital city.
Principal Masters offered this rec
ommendation: "Mr. Porter was as
sistant principal of the Oklahoma
City high school for ten years. He is
unusually competent in school organi
zation and administration and had
given special thought to the super
vised study problem."
"I have made a careful investigation
of the school work of Mr. Porter and
I feel confident that we have made a
wise selection," stated Superintendent
Beveridge. ' '
Principal-Elect Porter will start his
Omaha work at a salary of $2,750 a
year. He is married and is 38 years
The Bee Leads All Other Omaha
Papers in Up-'.o-the-Minute War
News, as Well as All Other News.
A Never Failing Way
to Banish Ugly Hairs
(Aids to Beauty)
No woman is immune to superflu
ous growths, and because these are
likely to appear at any time it is ad
visable to always have some dela
tono powder handy to use when the
occasion arises. A paste is made with
some of the powder and water and
spread upon the hairy surface; in
about two minutes this is carefully
removed and the skin is washed. You
will then find that your skin is en
tirely free from hair or. fuz,z. Be
sure, however, to get real delatone.
Tuesday, August 28, 1917.
STORE NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY.
Phone Douglas 137.
The Third Annual August
it BflEii 1 iK
But Three Days Remain in
Which to Profit by the Saving
, of 20 to 3313 Over Present
Market or September
THE success of our fur sale this season has been far more pro
nojunced than we had ever anticipated. But the remarkably
complete showing of authentic styles, together with the' unusual
saving .advantages, has induced our patrons to profit by the
T71 VERY piece of fur represented has been proven worthy of the Burgess-Nash guarantee of
sure the entire satisfaction of every customer. Therefore, you may be sure that every fur
be exactly as represented, and back of every piece of fur sold is the Burgess-Nash guarantee
thentictty of style and thoroughly satisfactory wear.
quality, to in
piece sold will
of quality, au-
Save 20 to 33V3 Per Cent
If you will make your purchases during this August
sale of furs you can effect a saving of from 20 to 33 1-3
per cent under the very low prices which will be in effect
after September 1. .Therefore, it is not only economy, but
the very best sort of an investment to buy your furs at
this time, rather than later on.
Furs Stored Until Noveniber 1st
Should you desire, you may make your, selection and
we will carefully store them for you until November 1, upon
payment of only 25 per cent of their value. You thus not
only secure first choice from our Jarge stocks, but take ad
vantage of.theee extraordinarily low prices, without the
necessity of making full payment for the furs until they are
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BENEDICTS TRY TO
Latest Ruling of the President
Brings Additional Claims
for Release from Mil
The iaTcst ruling of the president
that married men will be exempted ex
cept in cases where their wives arc
not olely lependent on them is bring-,
ing men into the boards to file addi
tional claims in the, hopes that they
may tuw be exempted.
When the position of the boards
was stated on the first call many men
with only . wile to support thought it
useless to try for exemption. Now
they think they sec a chance, so are
trying to file papers at this late date.
No papers will be accepted by the
local boards, as the time is far past
for that part of the work, and it will
be impossible to open the cases that
have already been closed. Appeals
may be filed with the district board in
cases where a claim was rejected by
the local board, but if a claim was not
filed in the local district none can be
Dates for Leaving.
Word from Governor Neville to the
district board says that the dates for
entrapment to the camps has not
been changed and to certify the first
5 per cent of the men under their
jurisdiction into is office at once.
This is in order to make it possible
for the men to be notified and be
given a few days in which to close up
their business affairs and prepare to
The second call will be made- for
40 per cent of the quota and the third
for an additional 40 per oit, this
leaves 15 per cent for the finish. The
first 5 per cent will not be chosen in
their order numbers, they being the
ones that can be secured the soonest.
Sixth District Ignores Attack.
The attack on the Sixth district ex
emption board by George D. Lawson,
editor of the Benson Times, fs mere-
iy being ignored by the board mem
bers. "Mr. Lawson is feeling bad because
we did not grant his claim for ex
emption as. filed by his wife," stated
a member of the board.
"The people of the country d's
tricts are paying no attention to the
articles, so the editor is allowed to
go right on with his speeches about
the board through his editorial col
umns." Seventy-six men were examined by
the Fourth district on their second
call Monday. The majority of the
men were in fine physical condition
and passed with little trouble Thirty
nine appeals from the Fourth district
were tded this morning with the dis
trict board, the majority being cases
where the men cla:med dependents.
Rejected Doctor Passes in Draft.
Dr. Francis 1 Murphy, a Creighton
graduate of the class of 1915, who re
turned to this city two months ago
after completing a year's post gradu
ate study in New York And Chicago,
finds himself in rather an odd predica
ment because of the draft.
He applied for a commission in the
medical officers' reserve corps last
June, but a defect in vision kept him
from entering the service of his coun
try. An endeavor to receive a waiver
frord Surgeon General Gorga9 met
with no success, sq Dr. Murphy
opened up offices here and accepted a
position on the staff of the Creighton
Next c-.me the draft and Dr. Mur
phy's number' appeared at the top of
the list In the first quota of the
Fifth dislnct. This time when he ap
peared before the examining physi
cians he passed the physical test with
out trouble, his error "in vision not
being serious enough to keep him out
of the ranks of the draft army, though
it was the sole cause of his previous
inability to receive a commission.
The status of doctors drafted into
the army is not defined, so Dr. Mur
phy is repetitioning the surgeon gen
eral for the waiver which would per
mit him to serve in the capacity in
which he could be of the greatest
Bee Want Ad Are Big Business
Boosters. Read the classified page
before laying your paper to one side.
Our Special Piano Rental Proposition'
Will be of great interett to Teacher, Comer? atorie of Muiic . .
and Private Home
You can rent a New Upright Piano
here for $4.00 Monthly or a good (light
ly ued Upright at $3.50 per month.
Grands atv$7, $8 and $10 per month.
Free Tuning and Insurance.
These instruments are reliable makes,
guaranteed to be perfect instruments
that you wonld be pleased to have in
.your honie or studio. ,
Should you wish to purchase later, will apply six months' rent
upon any piano in our stock. Any of the following celebrated makes
can be purchased on convenient terms and at guaranteed lowest
Steinway, Weber, Steger & SorA, Hardman, Emerson, Mo
Phail and1 our sweet-toned Schmoller & Mueller Piano.
You Can Rent Now and Buy Later.
SCHMOLLER & MUELLER PIANO CO.
1311-13 Farnam Street. - Phone Douglas 1623. .
Tuesday, August 23, 1917.
STORE NEWS FO.1 WEDNESDAY.
Phone Douglas 137
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
It's a great clearaway of summer, merchandise, together with specially
bought groups of new fall goods, which you need and want now. The saving
possibilities are most extreme in every instance. ' ,
Good weight, bleached bath towels, 18x36-inch, each, 14c
Red Grecian bordered huck towels, bleached, 18x35, each, 12c
i Colored dress linen, in good line of colors, 36 inches, yard, 19c
, Fine crochet bedspreads, heavy quality, snow white, each, $2.29
Double faced cotton felt table padding, 52-in. wideyard, 25c
Soft unbleached muslin, light weight, 20 yards to custorner, yard, 9c
Bed pillows of good grade art ticking, feather filled, each, 49c
Good weight bleached muslin pijlow cases, 42x36, special, ea., 17c
Women s union suits, low neck and sleeveless, white cotton? 39c
Children's ribbed black cotton hose, seamless, special, 23c
Ribbed black cotton hose, small sizes only, special, at 15c
Toscan linen writing paper, 86 sheets to a package, special, ai 25c
Glenwood initial white linen writing paper, good quality, box, 19c
Envelopes of plain or linen finish, special, at, a package, 5c
Odd books assembled together and marked at less than i off
French, German and filet val laces and insertions, a yard, 5c
Filet laces and insertions to match, four inches wide, a yard, ,10c
Linen finish cluny lace edges, 2 to 3 inches wide, a yard, 7Jc
Embroidered edges, insertions, headings, large selection, yd., 5c
Embroidered edges, insertions, flouncings, choice patterns, 10c
Entire stock of voiles, batistes, lawns, rice cloth, etc., yard, 7Jc
Remnants of pongee, fancy stripes, lengths 3 to 10 yards, yd., llc
Sport suiting, fancy stripes, dots and figures, dark or light, 15c
, Madras cloth, big selection of colors and patterns, a yard, 19c
Corsets, variety of models, well nown makes, pink, white, $1
Girls' coats of corduroy and shepherd checks, choice styles, $1.00
Girls' gingham dresses, plaids, checks, middy style, 79c
Women's Palm Beach suits, good quality, striped or plain, $4.95
Women's pumps, black kid, bronze, pat. and calf leathers, $1.88
Children's Mary Jane pump's, black, bronze, white kid, pr., 88c
Men's blue denim overalls, extra well made, sizes 3132, 33, 34, 59c
Boys' overalls of good quality.blue denim, 9 to 16 years, 49c
' Boys' blouses, plain blue chambray, striped percales, 39c
Boys' blue chambray shirts, splendidly made, good values, 29c
School suits for the boy, good selection, 2-pair pants, $4.45
Choice of our entire stock of boys'straw hats, at 25c '
Men's shirts, with neckband, soft and stiff cuffs, splendid value, 50c
Athletic and knitted uniqn suits for men, J sleeves, inseam, 47c
Splendid grade union suits for men, spring needle fabric, $1, 89c
Work shirts, blue khaki and Palm Beach color; well made, 50c
Military shirt, khaki color, good weight, double stitched, 75c , ,K
Women's waists, fine organdy, colored collars and ties, 29c
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