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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1917.
, URGED BY SIXTH
Committee ; to Assist Regular
, Army Officers in Urging Re-
emits in All Branches of
r v the Service.
. Once more the pedestrians are to
be tagged, but this time by stalwart
young men seeking recruits for the
army, instead of by women interest
ed in charities. ' .
Ten convincing young soldiers from
the Sixth regiment have been loaned
by Major Harries to the army sta
tion at Fifteenth and Dodge streets.
They will halt friend and foe alike,
urging them to enlist in either the
United .States army, the federalized
guards or the 'national army.
, "Last month this plan was carried
Goldberg of the . army recruiting
Des Moines, during the month of
August, brought in fifty more recruits
than Omaha, but we are confident
Omaha would have beaten if we, too,
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The young men who will aid in the
recruiting are John Kerr, Harold
Morse. Joe Vacek of Company D;
Philio Johnson. Al Edel and Clyde
ones, Company . A; rrank soukup,
llham Menken and Edward Kosten,
Each man accosted will be given a
card with the soldier's name on it,
which he will bring with him if he
comes ' to enlist as a result of the
talk. Thus a record will be kept of
the 'soldier's work, and those who
convince many will get special men
tion from the brigade commander and
possibly promotion from the battalion
major. . '
One National Guard soldier in Des
Moines brought in1 sixty-seven men
last month and each average! between
two and three a day. The Omaha
office expects an increased enlistment
as soon, as the National Guard men
begin their crusade.
The slackers are migrating rapidly
from Algona, la. The reason is a big
sign posted in a prominent place by
the county sheriff:
"Either enlist, go to'.work or leave
the. town. v Don't live .on the com-
For some time the sheriff has been I
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carrying on a campaign 10 nu iuc
county of idlers, till none dares show
his face there now.'
The." undefeated' ball team of Com
pany A, Sixth Nebraska, which was
received so royally two weeks ago by
the South Side, is going to give the
north "end of town a chance to do
A game with the Frank Deweys at
Homles park,-Thirty-first and Ames,
is scheduled for Saturday at 3 p. m.
The management of the park and the
opposing team have voted that all
gate receipts go to the mess fund of
Company A and the boys are hoping
there will be a large attendance.
There are some well know amateur
players in this team; among them be
ing Oliver, Ferrand, James Bardo,
Vinton Rhodes and Daniel Linehan.
GENERAL EDWARDS GREETS HIS SUCCESSOR Major
General Clarence R. Edwards, former commander of the
Department of the Northwest, and hit successor in that
position, Brigadier General James A. Johnston.
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SMITH HELD FOR
Negro Suspect Waives Prelim
inary Hearing and is Bound
Over to the District
There was great rejoicing at the
Auditorium Friday, for the band is
back. It was brought up for yestert
day s parade by request of the. Com
mercial club and 'the Omaha battalion
is hoping it can stay a while.
Early Friday morning Bandmaster
Webb had his men in the center of
the Auditorium floor practicing stir
ring music that wouldn't let the boys'
feet rest. When Company D got in
from drill at 11 a. m., a number of
them were soon practicing dancing
steps in case -the Sixth gives a hop
before it goes. -
There will be a concert by the band
on the steps of the Auditorium at 8
tonight Experts say this is one of
the finest military bands in the
Captain Risch of Company ,D has
presented his men with a fine phono
graph and three dozen new records.
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Stove and Hardware
Factory Locates Here
The Merrill-Higgins company,
which will manufacture stoves, fur-
naces, heating plants and heavy hard
ware, has ( filed articles of incorpora
tion with the county clerk. The capi
tal is $100,000. The plant will be lo
cated in Omaha.
' H. B. Merrill, E. A. Higgins and C
J. Miller are the incorporators. The
officers 'and directors are: Mr. Mer
rill. president: G. D. Klemme, jirst
vice president; B. E. Rainey, second
vice president; Mr. Wiggins, secretary
Stockman is Struck
Down by an Automobile
While crossing the street at Six
teenth and Jones to board a car R. G.
McKenzie, stockman from Shoshone,
Idaho, and stopping at the Castle
hotel, was struck by a swiftly pass
ing automobile and knocked to the
pavement, suffering a cut on the scalp
and an abrasion on the left leg. He
. was taken to $e police station, where
1 Dr. ' Callaehan attended his injuries.
The automobile was driven by Morris
Kattleman, : 1518 ; North - Nineteenth
street, who was arrested for reckless
driving and later released on bonds.
Voman8 Service League
' Th Wttern Union TelerraDh commnv
hi volunteered to instruct all women regie
'teMd In the telegrmphr detachment of the
. National league tor Woman Service free
of charge. , Both day and night claViea will
be formed. All women interested In this
lint or the work are urged to report at once
- - to the league headquarters. $20 Bee build.
in, or to telephone Tyler 1787. A similar
' arrangement has been, made In every" city
In the United States where there- Is a chap.
- ter i me woman service league. ...
. "Picture for tile Nebraska building at
Camp Cody at Demlng, K. It, must be de
livered by Monday either to the league head.
- quarters or t - Borgess-Nash store, where
they , are to be-packed for shipment.' said
--Mrs. William Archibald Smith. "We are ad
I vised by army officials to donate patriotic
and lively scenes rather than anything too
J serious or tragic, ' she said.
' A targe shipment of khakt-rolored yarn
was received Thursday gy the league head
quarters from the Navy league. Yarn for
the Red Cross Is being distributed at the
league headquarters. ,
Members of the Woman's league will dis
tribute 500 pocket comfort kits to the men
in the Dandy Sixth Monday afternoon at
Make Hospital ShirtsOne hundred
hospital shirt were completed by the
Scottish Rite Woman's Club Red Cross
Auxiliary, members of which have been
eewina; every Wednesday - afternoon
and all day Saturdays throughout the
summer. . , , .
Charles Smith, negro, suspected of
complicity in the murder of Mrs. C
L.Nethaway a week ago last Sunday,
was quietly arraigned in county court
rriday on charge of hrst degree mur
der. He waived preliminary hearing,
pleaded not guilty and was bound over
to district court by Judge Crawford.
Deputy County Attorney Piatti
read the complaint, which was drawn
up by County Attorney Magney and
filed by Paul Steinwender. Public
Defender Horton, who will represent
Smith when tried for Mrs. Netha-
ways murder, and Adult frobation
Officer Andreesen, who is convinced
of the negro's innocence, were pres
ent. , 4 ' .
In spite of the. fact that precautions
were taken not to let the public know
just where and when Smith would be
arraigned, for fear of a demonstra
tion, a large crowd packed county
court.. The negro appeared calm
when he was brought into the court
room by Sheriff Clark and Deputy
bheritt Lindsay, tit was not hand
Smith probably will not be tried
until late in the fall. Both Sheriff
Clark and County Attorney Magney
announced they would continue their
investigations of the mysterious cir
cumstances surrounding the brutal
slaying of the Florence woman.
France Has Not Taken'
Up the Name of "Sammies"
The use of the term "Sammies" to
describe our troops is almost un
known in France, according to dis
patches received from the United
states marines in the oversea expedi
tion of the "first to fiht." How the
terms came into use is explained in
this wise: ' When the "first to fight"
contingent steamed into port the peo-
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es amis!" pronounced "Veev lays
ahmeel" What this means is "Long
live the (our) friends," but "les amis"
may sound a good deal like "les Sam
mies ,-" and the newspaper men so in
terpreted it. ' Immediately the folks
"back home" began calling our troops
"Sammies," but the French have yet
to acquire the habit.
Man Charged With Nethaway
Murder Insane, Says Mother
In a letter to Officer Noah Thomas
of the Omaha police Mrs. Betty Mc-
Lloud of Lawrence, Kan., mother of
Charles Smith, charged with the mur
der of Mrs. C. L. Nethaway, writes
that he has never been rational since a
smalt boy. He was released from a
Kansas institution for the insane ap
parently cured. The mother requests
that he be told that he will have to
get out of his present ' trouble the
best that he can, as they are unable
to come to his assistance again. .
Maid Decamps With Some
Of Mistress Best Clothes
A colored maid came to the home
of Miss Katherine Walker, 709 South
Twenty-ninth street, Thursday morn
ing to work. - t
She cleaned the kitchen, then pro
ceeded tc ransack the iiouse while
her mistress was away. Besides the
colored servant, two silk waists and
a silk vest are missing.. She gave
only Emmeline as her name and said
she lived near Twenty-second and
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Lieut. Nipel Goes to v v
France to Join Pershing
Lieutenant M. H. Nippel of New
York was m the city Thursday. Lieu
tenant Nippel has been assigned to
duty on the staff of Major General
rersning. , - - .;
At the Henshaw-he left the for
warding address of American Expe
ditionary Forces, France. ,
To Wage Campaign to Reduce
Waste, Eliminate Specula
tion and Encourage Fu
Corn Now Sells Close
To the Price of Wheat
There was a good shipping de
mand for corn and generally the
prices were a cent or so higher,
the sales being around $2X1 to
$2.11,' but were not as numerous
as . might have been . expected.
The receipts were twenty-nine
Food Administration Agent
' Neal was in the market for tha
wheat, taking all of the grade
stuff at prices fixed by the gov-
' ernment. Receipts were fourteen
. carloads. :'
Oats sold up a cent at 57 to 58
cents a bushel, with fifty-nine
carloads on the market
- KEEP MICE BUSY
Wife Threatens Murder and
Suicide When Not Allowed
to Keep Potatoes She
"I can't get along with him any
longer. I am gofng to kill my chil
dren and then commit suicide,"
screamed Mrs. William Johnson, 3212
North Fortieth, as she rushed down
the steps of the ; city jail, and ran to
wards a street car. A moment later
William Johnson burst through the
door and ran toward a car in another
direction, bent on heading off his wife
from committing the murders.
There has been dissension . and
trouble in the Jornson family since
last winter. In June -Mrs, Johnson
appeared in police court and filed a
complaint against her husband, -alleging
nonsupport. Judge Fitzgerald
ordered Johnson to pay his wife $15
per week. Mrs. Johnion says he paid
her $15 a month. She has four small
children, and in her desperation at not
being able to take proper care of them,
again appealed to Judge ritzgerald.
iohnson earns only $60 per month, so
e was ordered to pay her $10 a week
and also pay the rent of the house
in which they were living.
"But what about the potatoes that.
I took care of all summer? He is go
ing to sell them and I won't get any
of the money," wailed Mrs. Johnson
to the judge.
"Well,' as far as I can see, they
rightfully are his, according to law,"
replied Judge Fitzgerald.
This decision did not agree with
Mrs. Johnson's idea of the case and
in a rage she ran from the court room
and toward a street car, bent on tak
ing the lives of her four children and
then her own.
Captain Heitfelt sent Motorcycle
Officer Vance out to head off any
trouble that might arise.
The activities of G. W. Wattles as
food administrator of Nebraska will
be along three general lines.
The first will be an educational
campaign in an effort to obtain the
co-operation of consumers to bring
about a reduction of the use of all
food products that can be exported to
ur soldiers or to the allies. This in
volves also a campaign to eliminate
waste on every hand.
Second will be a campaign to elimi
nate as far as possible speculation in
food products and coal, so as to give
assurance that the consumers can be
supplied with necessaries.
Third, the campaign will encourage
future production of food products. .
To Appoint Committee. ,
To aid in the work Mr. Wattles will
appoint a state executive committee
consisting of heads of representative
state-wide organizations. This exec
utive committee will work with Mr.
Wattles along the three general lines
"My policy in choosing men for the
work in the office," said Mr. Wattles, '
"will be to select men trom all parts
of the state and men who are well ac
quainted in their section, so that we
may at til times be in touch with the
situation in any part of the state." '
E. V. Parrish, manager of the bu
reau of publicity, will be Mr. Wat
tles' chief assistant. The directors'
room in the United States National
bank will beheadquarters. . .
Men of "Dandy Sixth" Go ' .
South Soon to Deming
The "Dandy Sixth" regiment will
prabably start for Deming, N.M., the
first of the coming week.
; Officers believe this to be definite
now, as it is pretty well undetstood
that the men are to be given a day
and night off Sunday without passes,
which is always taken as a sure sign
they are spending their last Sunday
in the city.
Colonel r, L. Hall, commander ot
the regiment, made a flying trip to
Omaha from Lincoln today and hur
ried back to the Capital City.
Co onel Hall and Major H. L. Har
ries took luncheon together at the
Omaha club, after which Major Har
ries went to Lincoln wnn uoionei
Those of the men who have heard
rumors of moving are , on tiptoe of
expectancy. They are very anxious to
get started for the border -and all
have long been envious of the men
of Company C who have preceded the
remainder ot tne regiment to me
German Foreign Secretary
Favors Negotiated Peace
Amsterdam. Scot. 7.The state
ment that the German foreign secre
tary, Dr. von Kuehlmann, is in-favor
of a negotiated peace is made in . a
dispatch to the Frankfurter Zeitung
from Vienna, which the secretary re
"Dr. von . Kuehlmarf n's calm and
steady manners," the dispatch says,
"made a good impression in Vienna,
especially as . he, like the imperial
chancellor, is free from all chauvin
ism regarding the situation and in
favor of peace by understanding."
National Builders Have v
; C' i, Opened Headquarters
The National Association of Build
ing Owners and" Managers has opened
headquarters at the, Fontenelle., They
will hold a convention . here next
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Fontenelle Park Lake
To Soon Be Completed
City Commissioner Hummel is de
lighted with the progress that has
been made in the construction of the
lake in Fontenelle park. . Excavation
has been completed, the bottom of
the pool puddled and the water turned
in. When filled the lake will cover
an area. of about. four acres, will be
six feet deep in the center and two
to three feet along the edge. .
While the details have not been
worked out, it is probable that next
season a bath house will be erected at
the lake. The water is about the
purest that can be found in the city,
the supply coming from a large spring
that has an inexhaustible, supply.
The business ,of the"
Mica Roofing Co., a co
' partnership heretofore ex
isting between John M.
McMahon and J. E. Gib
bons, and in' the roofing
business in Omaha for the
past 27 years, will be con
tinued under the sole man
agement of J. E. Gibbons,
who will conduct the busi
ness with a full line of
Roofing Supplies and Gen
eral Contracting for all
kinds of Gravel Contposi
tion, Asphalt and Prepar
ed Roofing, and agent for
Barrett's celebrated Tjm
like Shingles. . Barrett's
products used exclusively.
J. E. GIBBONS
109-11 So. 10th St., Omaha.
518 Pearl St., Council Bluffs
Ease Itching Skins
It'gVvonderful how quickly a hot bath
with Cuticura Soap followed by a gen
tle anointing with Cuticura Ointment;
relieves itching,' burning e c i e m a s ,
rashes, pimples, irritations, etc. - The
mission of Cuticura is not only to soothe
and heal but to prevent skin troubles '
by keeping the pores free from impuri-:
ties and irritations. For sample of
each free by return mail, address post
card, "Cuticura, Dept. 18 Gi Boston." :
Sold everywhere. - Soap 25c Oint-.
ment 25 and 50c V
That luncheon you have planned will
be even more enjoyable with this cold,
sustaining .beverage; '
i 1 'Your guests will relish the crisp, delicious taste of
STORZ. It refreshes the thirsty palate,: heartens .the
appetite and enriches the flavor of the 'food. vV'- T, ,'.:
Pure, nourishing and non-alcoholic.
Served wherever invigorating and
refreshing drinks are sold. -'
For the dark beverage or
. der STORZ Bock; for the light, ,
just say STORZ.
Phone us to deliver a case .
at your home. -
, St9rz Beverage & Ice Co.
Now on 2d Floor,
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Now on 2i Floor,
What's New for Fall?
A good many men and young men are ask
jng that question about clothes.
Here's the first item of interest: 1 Hart
Schaffner & Marx suits and overcoats for fall
The popular fabrics are worsteds, chev
iots, tweeds, iridescent shades, greens,
browns, grays, in checks, plaids, stripes,
and mixtures and they're all-wool, every
one of them.
Military touches in suita and over
coats are the big idea; belts all around,
pouch pockets with flaps, patch pockets,
accented waistlines. These are just a few
of the newest features.
We don't need to argue about the merits of
Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes; you know
they're good clothes; you know that they are
guaranteed to give you satisfaction or your
Look for the Label it's a
email thing to look for, but a
big thing to find.
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Clearaway Sale Men's Shirts
Two Big Groups at Low Prices
We have grouped together all thS small lots
of shirts from previous big shirt purchasesand,
to make room for the early Fall merchandise,
have repriced them downward for quick dis-
One Price on Two
Big Lots, Each at
'.In. 'this group are all x)dd lots of
Silk Crepes, Jersey Silks and Satin
Striped Tub Silks, together with excel-
. lent Silk Fiber Shirts. A wonderful
variety of patterns and colorings dnd at
this price most every man can afford to obtain
enough to last him for some time. They are all
exceptionally well made, and will fit perfectly.
Every size in the lot, but not every size in each
pattern or fabric.
One Great BigXot ; QCS
Of Fine Shirts at... OOC
Many groups in this assortment, consisting of samples and surplus stock, also broken lots
from our regular stock. The materials are Satin Striped Soisettes, Corded' Madras, Percales and
Fancy Striped Crepea. Laundered of soft cuffs, neckband and collar styles-extraordinary values
at this price-in the regular way these Shirts aw worth $1.25 and $1.50, and some even -more.
100 Dozen New Fall Ties
Specially Priced for Sjaturday
A multitude of colors and designs; all the very latest patterns, such as are shown in very
much higher priced Scarfs. We offer, this as special inducement at the beginning .of the season,
to make more men familiar with our Men's Furnishing Department. - ' .;;
Men's New Fair Hat
Here They Are-"Iri Best Styles
WE ARE PROUD of the reputation this. Men's Hat
Shop has for the best of styles and the broadest assort
ment, and we open this Fall season with a showing of
Mayo, Stetson ahd Mallory
Hats in lieht and medium weights, mellow texture, soft shades
and extremely flexible second to no other hereabouts, i :
"Mayo" Hats, sold and controlled by us exclusively,
and a guarantee with every hat. . ..... ... -$3.50
The Famous John B. Stetson Hats, at $4, $5, $6 and
up to ........ ; v v..$10
Stetson Clear Beaver, Hats best we know of. .$18.00
The Farhou "Mallory" Hats, at..... $3.50 and $5.50
The Brandeia Special, soft and stiff Hats. ..... . .$2.00
V -; " Main Floor
"Cort" Shom tor -Men
In Latest Fall Styles
We have selected these as our best Aine of Shoes for
men and this is our second season of" Satisfaction giving
with them. Weiave made thousands o friends by selling
these Shoes, and this Fall line is particularly pleasing.
Every style and shape here to tit every foot -Footwrea
to please the most critical dresser
Prices $8.00, $8.50, $9.00, $9.50 aiid $10.00