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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 8. 1917. 9
SCOTT OF OMAHA
'IN BAD' IN CHICAGO
Easy for Lothario to Get
Women and Forget Bills, But
When House Detective
Comes Oh, My.
unen "v. K. Scott of Omaha"
went to the Hotel La Salle, Chicago,
to retrieve "Mrs. Scott's" suitcase he
erred. He should have remained I
away, because he was arrested on a
charge of beating the hotel out of
"Scott and wife" registered in rh
Hotel August 30. Monday they de
fied quue unostentatiously, forget
ting the "wife's" bag and the hotel
rccKoning. mat is where the male
member of the sketch began getting
m bad and every new whirling min
ute thereafter seemed to overwhelm
mm witn new indiscretions. ,
"Well," said he to Jay Abrams, the
nyusc aeieciive, ;i n nave to admit it.
My name isn't Scott; it's R. S. Orr. 1 1
Jive in another city; it isn't Omaha;
s a mistaKe.
"Who was the lady?f demanded
Lost One, but Got Another.
. !'uyes sure that's r'nt. the
lady," Orr sparred. "Well, you've got
it on me there, too. Say, I met her
in the lobby of the Hotet Sherman."
"Met her in the lobby?"
'Sure, you see, I had a beautiful
girl with me and I lost her in the
crowd," Orr explained, "so I went
into the Votel and got another one:
she had alluring eyes."
Abrams took Orr by the arm and
they walked over to the Hotel Sher
man to verify the story. Abrams
spoke to a clerk.
He's an Easy Forgetter.
Ever see this man before?"
asked, indicating Orr.
Doctors This Time. Guess 'Em. They Have Been Practising
on Patients in Omaha Many Years
THIRD IOWA SOON
GOING TO FRONT
men wacldng: for Trip and
Expect Order to Move at Any
Time; First Volunteers
Group will be printed again in Sunday's Bee with names and present-day photos.
(From a Staff Correepondent.)
Des Moines, la., Sept. 7. (Special
leiegram.) The Third Iowa is ex
pected to break camp late Saturday
k"xv UlUIVUUUt Will I a .
"Sure," said the clerk. "He Jumped an.a entr' fr Camp Mills, Mfneol
a hotel bill of $50. Glad youVe got all'a Wen have been packing; uo th
packing up the
past few days. The Third will be a
part of the Rainbow division which
will be the first volunteer army to go
Round Up Slackers.
Rounding up of more than 1,000
slackers who failed to report for serv
ice in the national army under the
call from their local boards was start-
"By Gosh," said Orr, "I must have
forgot that one. It's one on me."
"Say," said Abrams, "where did you
leave your baggage?"
"Oh, I left it in the Hotel Washing
ton," replied the trouble gatherer.
They walked over to that hostelry.
"His baggage is here," said the
manager of the Washington. "He
jumoed out leaving a bill of $30"
"I aruess that's rieht." said Orr. ed by Adjutant General Ln
"But it's funny how I forgot all those The men are given notice through the
things, now ain't it?" , mails to appear before General
A Busy Man, All Right. Logan at once. If within five days
It seemed as if all the tough luck "Ln" 0"n. mai,M
d about happened and he was taken " v P " DC reatea aj
the detective bureau. A letter from So ? ft7, A rCwar1
i wife was found in his pocket It ?f lMfcd hy .th.? vernment
i a siacucr to me
man's five davs of
grace are up. The first notices to
these men were sent out today.
Ten in Each District
Reports from the local boards to
the supreme exemption board show
that there is an average of ten in
each district who have failed to re
spond to the board's notices to re
port for duty. There are 112 local
districts in the state. NAtira will
a a , la
. W. W.! Hfi Wants UamafjeS be sent to each man today who failed
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c- i? it c r c l i c . I . ll,al iey re in me service
1UUA t-uS, u., cpt. .toil- ot tne united States army and that
cial.) M. E. Nelson, a transient they must report to Adjutant General
claiming to be a member of the In- Logan at once. If within five days
dustrial Workers of the World, they have not reported officials will
threatens to institute a $10,000 dam- majce every errort to round tnem up.
age suit against the city authorities The $50 reward for their capture and
of Garretson because they refused to delivery to the officials is in effect
had about happened and he was taken
MA.AlZ.uA:m the delivery of
"TSf after the
one nau iiiu vi in Bilivaiiiiug Willi
other women. But Mr. Orr had not
been down-hearted, for in another
pocket was an answering note to his
"No, dearie," he had written, "I
am faithful to you, but awfully busy
on a big deal. Honey."
City Wouldn't Give Bed to
' orovide him with free lodging.
As the result of this alleged refusal
he claims he was compelled to sleep
in a box car in the Garretson yards
of the Great Northern Railway com
pany. During his slumbers he evi
dently had bad dreams of farmers
chasing him with shotguns or blood
hounds and fell out of the, car, sus
taining numerous bruises and cuts.
He alleges he would not have been
injured had it not been for the "neg
lect" of the city authorities in pro
viding him with a comfortable bed.
Nelson could not produce papers
showing he had registered under the
selective draft aft, he claiming he
was tinder the age of 21. He further
demands that the city pay him at the
rate of $3.50 per day for the time he
was detained by the chief ot police.
Farewell Dinner to Recruits.
Plattsmouth. Neb.. Sect 7. (St
cial.) Seven persons volunteered to
so in the first call for men. They
were Leo H. Tighe of Manley, Os
wald T. Miller of Weeping Water,
Hall A. Pollard of Nehawka. Elex
F. Monger and Carl, both of Platts-j
mouth, who were selected as the men.
to go, while Albert J. uodwin ana
Samuel H. Rhotten were selected as
alternates. A farewell dinner, at the
7 hotel was served before1 they
Dunbar Host to S&oftjM. .
Dunbar, Neb., Sept. 7. (Special.)
Company B, Fifth regiment, located
at Nebraska City, with Captain Jay
M. Holmes at their head, "Hiked"
to Dunbar yesterday, a distanoe of
ten miles, and were the guests of
Dunbar and community at a big fried
chicken dinner served to them in the
Walker city park. There were 150 in
the company, eighteen of these be
ing soldier sons from Dunbar homes.
RUSSELL L. JOHNSON of Clifton
Hill died yesterday at 10 o'clock
at his home, 4327 Grant street, follow
In? sickness of nearly a year, although
he did not give up his work until July.
He had lived in Omaha about eight
years, coming from Indiana. Mr.
Johnson is survived by his wife and
one daughter, two brothers and a sis
tor. The funeral will be held from the
home Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
MRS. LENA CREIGHTON, 2480
Cass street, died Thursday at the Ford
hospital. Mrs. Creighton was 38 years
of age and is survived by her hus
iiswid, C. R. Creighton; one daughter,
Hazel, and three sons, George Creigh
ton of Spokane, William of Baltimore
r nd Ray Creighton of Omaha. Funeral
services will be held from Dodder'a
chapel Saturday at 2 p. m. Interment
at West Lawn cemetery.
J. P. BOYER, 87, 1120 Farnam
street, died Thursday at a local hos
pital of typhoid fever. He is survived
by his wife, living at Lamonl, la. Fu
neral services will be at Johnson &
Swanson's chapel at 4 p. m. Friday.
MRS. EMMA CHILDS, aged 34, died
Thursday at the St Joseph hospital,
The body has been sent to Julian, Neb.,
FRED G. BECKMAN" of Tecumseh
died at a Beatrice hospital Wednesday
night. Death was caused from bowel
trouble! Mr. Beckman is survived by
his widow and three children. The
Remains wert tn to Tecumseh lor
after their five days of grace.
adoui mty roik county men are
numbered among the 1,000 who have
failed, to report for duty.
Governor Hardin?. Senator Cum
mins. Frank O'Connor of New Hirhb
ton and Claude Porter of Centerville
will speak at the big patriotic meet
ing to be held at the state house Sep,
tember 10, which is to attended by
sheriffs, county attorneys, members of
the boards of supervisors and mayors
of cities, rred W. Lehman of St.
Louis, who was to speak, will not be
able to attend. Lafayette Young, sr.,
chairman of the State Council of De
fense, will preside. Vigorous stamp
ing out oi an seuiuuua scnumcm in
the communities of Iowa will be ad
vocated by Governor Harding. In
fact, the governor has it in mind to'
remove public officials from office who
are lax in the use of measures against
disloyalty or persons guilty of se
ditious acts. , Tne governor will also
advocate he most energetic njethodsj
in inc proscpjiuon oi inc worn, per
taining to me war.
Harding Writes Officials
"During the period of the war we
cannot countenance disloyalty in an
form," Governor Harding declares in
a letter sent out to county officials'
urging their attendance at the meet
ing. "So far our state has a splendid
record and it is mv hooe that the
record may continue good until the
end. In order to bring this about
it is going to require active, ener
getic work on the par of evepy offi
cial." More than 1,000 county offi
cials and others interested in the,
war wok of the state are eapeeted
to attend th'is meeSag. ,
To Appoint (fowity Agents.
Tinder the food bYll j-eeertflypassed
by congress Iowa will icgiye $2W,-
500 for agriaukwal extension wprk
tr he rarriett on under the direction
of the ewtensten department of the
State Agricultural college at Ames.
Of this amount JMt2,000 will go to the
placing of county agents in counties
which wHl organise a local organiza
tion and put up $5J(,500; $43,500 will
go to home demonstration work and
$8,000 to boars' ad g'ifls' club work.
The government has appropriated in
all for agricultural evasion work
throughout the eSire;country"for the
next year frt'P.
Cotm'ties whicnare to have these
county agents mst put in a request
through the ekiepn department at
Ames. Agent assigned to the coun
ties for the cjouny agent work will
receive from $1,200 to $1,800 per year.
Want Telegraphy Taught.
Lieutenant Colonel L. W. Weid-
man ot tne signal corps, united
States reserves, is sending out re
quests to the colleges and schools of
Iowa to put in courses in telegraphy.
He declares the country is in great
need of telegraphic operators. Out
of more than 100 Iowa schooU writ
ten to ten have thus far promised to
put in a course in telegraphy.
To Observe Constitution Day.
Constitution day, September 17,
should be observed by every school
in Iowa, State Superintendent of
Schools A. M. Deyoe declares in a
letter being mailed to all of the
schools. "It is vital that our public
schools endeavor - to instill in the
minds of our young people a spirit of
loyaity ana appreciation of the op
portunities and privileges which they
enjoy unaer our government, buper
mienaent ueyoe declares.
Perfect Capitol Extension Plans.
Plans perfected the last few days
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uj uic siaic executive council con
temorate comnletincr mttrh nf tU,
work on the capitoi extension tract
wnnin anotner year, ihis fall the
council plans to take up the sidewalks
apout tne state nouse, remove the re
taining walls about the old grounds
and grade down the present grounds
to coniorm to the rest of the tract,
Eleventh street, just east of the cap
iui ouiiaing, is to oe ciosea. A new
winding drive, starting in at about
Eighth and Cour avenue and extend
ing around the rimof the bluff near
the south line of the erounds. will
be laid out. This is to be oaved next
Restores Train Service.
The Minneaoolis & St. Louis rail
road, which recently took off a oas
senger train between Fort Dodge and
Angus on a branch line, has informed
the state railroad commission that it
will restore this service. Complaint
was niea with tne railroad nairnis-
sion by the towns aloni the Mine
against the removal of the train. The
commission had fixed a date for
hearing, and the citizens albng the
line were nreoarinsr to makea fiirht
for the restoration of the service. The
action on the part of the railroad com
pany in restoring the tram was vol
The state board of railroad commix,
sioners will hold its semi-annual rate
and classification hearing at the state
house October 2. AH applications for
changes in rates or classification of
freight will be considered at that
Webster City Schools
Abolish Study of German
Webster City, la., Sept. 7. (Spe
cial.) By unanimous action the Web
ster City school board has banished
Oerman from the public schools.
Seniors will be allowed to complete
any German work begun last year,
but upon the completion of this no
more uerman will be taught here.
It is planned later to replace it with
Spanish, which is almost the univer
sal language of Central and South
Farewell to Geneva Recruits.
Geneva. Neb.. SeoK' 7. ( Special.)
J. he picnic dinner served by the Com
munity club and Red Cross in honor
of the five soldiers who left vester-
day, in the court house park, was well
attended. The speaker of the even
ing was Judge H. H. Wilson of Lin
coln. The recruits are Leslie A. Wil
son, Geneva: Frank F. Fields. Gen
eva; John W. Eckwall, Shickley; Fred
J. Houzvida, Exeter; M. Francis,
Hourigan. Leslie Wilson is the son
of the Postmaster Mrs. H. P. Wil
son and leaves a splendid position to
go to tne tront.
New County Superintendent.
Plattsmouth. Neb.. Seot. 7. fSoe-
oial.) Miss Ada Marquardt, who was
cieca county superintendent, recent
ly married A. L. Cockel of Omaha.
.and since has tendered her resigna
tion as county superintendent. Miss
'Aloha Petersen of this citv ha heen
appointed her successor.-
Persistent Advertising la the Road
MAKING OF WHISKY
Federal Law Closing Down
Manufacture of Distilled
Spirits for War Will Make
Big Change in Conditions.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 8. Manu
facture of whisky will cease through
out the nation at 11 o'clock tomorrow
night when the prohibitive clause of
the food control act becomes effee
Millions of bushels of grain which
food officials say would otherwise be
ground up for whisky will thus be re
leased for food. How many millions,
no one knows, for the manufacture of
alcohol for beverage purposes is so
slosely blended with the production
of alcohol for industrial and' medici
nal purposes that there is no way
of determining the exact amount.
Of the 100,000,000 bushels of grain,
or thereabouts, which goes into the
distilleries each year, about 40 per
cent, experts estimate, comes out in
the form of whisky and other distilled
beverages. The remainder, made into
alcohol of exactly the same charac
teristics as that I used for whiskv.
eventually finds its way Into per
tumea, toilet waters, bay rum, medi
cities and to industries where dena
tured alcohol is used in evtr increas
Approximately 116.000.000 Brillom
of whisky are produced each year by
American distilleries. Production of
alcohol by the same distilleries for
commercial and medicinal uses othtr
than beverasres aooroximatei Mri.flftfl .
000 gallons. The manufacture of al
cohol for the latter purposes will con
tinue as usual, probably in greater
volume, and few of the lararer distil
leries, if any. will have to shut down.
according to government authorities.
I he class of distilleries which will
be put out of business is composed
almost wholly of small olants op
erated by from one man to half a
dozen men, located in California,
Ohio and New Jersey and producing
brandy from grapes, apples and
peaches. These produce approximate
ly ,wu,uuu gallons a year.
those in New Jersey and Oh o.
officials believe, will suspend opera
Ihe California plants, it is thought
will contiue to operate, in part, for
the manufacture of spirits for forti
fying sweet winu.
Stopping whisky manufacture, in
stead of curtailing the government's
revenues, will increase them for the
next two years, officials believe.
Coupled with the pending revenue
bill, the withdrawal of whisky frdm
bond will probably treble the reve
nues within the next twelve months,
as the present law imooses a tax of
$1.10 and the revenue bill content-"
plates a tax o $3.20 a gallon. A stock
of approximately 230,000,000 gallons
as accumulated in the bonded ware
houses and on the shelves of whole
sale and retail liquor dealers. Approx
imately 190,000,000 gallons are in
warehouses and upon that quantity
the government will collect taxes
upon alcohol for commercial pur
poses,- except alcohol for denaturiza
tion, the revenue bill imposing
a tax of $2.20, doubling the present
There are approximately 700 dis
tilleries in the country, of which more
than half are small fruit brandy
plants. The amount of capital in
vested in the latter class is not great
in the aggregate. The capital invested
in the hig producing plants amounts
high into millions. Officials here be
lieve that losses will be more than
wiped out by the prices distillers will
obtain for product already manufac
tured. In the opinion of some officials
whisky will be selling at $15 a gallon
within twelve months, affording dis
tillers enormous profits.
A tremendous growth in the use ol
commercial alcohol is anticipated
which in time may result in the de
mand for quantity of alcohnt t 1af
as large as the present output for all
Favors Education for
Men Under Draft Age
Lincoln. Neb.. Snt 7
The school year of 1917-1918 will give
men who are under the age limit of
the draft and those whn will nt
called immediately an excellent onnnr-
tunity to get a year or two of special
training in agriculture, according to
E. A. Burnett, dean of the Tnlloir
'If the war continues for some time,
many men who are in a position to eni
icr tne university mav have tn on tn
the army," said Dean Burnett. "In
all probability these men will never
have so good a chance to set an atm.
Infantile Paralysis at
Wahoo; School Is Closed
Wahoo. Neb.. Sent 7. r'Snwian
The Northward school was closed to
day and the building fumigated on ac
count of what appears to be an epi
demic of infantile paralysis in this
city. Three cases have been reported
to the authorities.
Meet Wednesday LftdU AtiTlK&rv
No. 6, Carpentera and Joiner, will
maet every Wednesday at 2 o'clock in
Escaping Fumes From Stove
Overcome Two Children,
Who Are Found Uncon
scious bj Playmate.
Just as they were on the verge of
being overcome by escaping gas at
8 o'clock Friday morning Reinhold
Cehlers, aged 12 years, and his sister,
Ellen Cehlers, aged 16 yars, 1924
South Eleventh street, were discov
ered by Arthur Case, 15 yiars old, Of
1924 South Eleventh street, who
called his mother and then carried
the stricken children from the house.
Police Surgeon Callaghan respond
ed to a rush call and, with the aid of
the pulmotor, revived the almost un
Kemhold Lehlers did not inhale as
much gas as his sitter, and sustained
no ill effects bevond a solittinsr head
Mrs. Mary Cehlers is in the coun
try with another daughter, Mary, who
is afflicted with yellow jaundice, and,
left the boy and girl to take care of
the house while she was gone. j
Brushes Against Stove.
Just before going to bed last nighty
mien happened to orusn Dy tne gas
stove in the kitchen and accidentally
turned on one of the jets. The win
dows of the house were all open and.
were it not for this the escaping gas
would have completely accomplished
its wdrk long before morning.
Arthur Case was getting ttiiy to
go to scnooi at central tiign, wnere
Ellen also attends, and went in to
see if ihe was about ready to start, '
when he smeled gas and immediately 1
became aware that all was not right, f
Ellen is in her second year at the !
High school and Reinhold is a pupil j
at the Lincoln school. - i
Marietta Minister Killed - .:
When Motor Car Upsets!
Wahoo. Neb.. Sept. 7. (Special.) I
Rev. F. C.' Bingham, pastorsof the
Marietta Presbyterian church, was ?
killed in an automobile accident last j
night. The accident happened six
miles northeast of Wahoo while he I
was taking his first lesson on how to ;
drive the car. His son Vance was in- .
structiiig him. The car went into a j
ditch and turned over." ;
There is a style to suit every man,
either young or old, and at a price
that suits as well. The popular Eng
lish lasts are shown in black and tan
calf or black or tan with colored up
pers. Here, too. there are the staple,
conservative styles such as have made
Walk-Over Shoes famous.
$4.50 to $10
We are sole agents in Omaha for
"Ground-Gripped Surgical Shoes for
men and women.
Genuine cow hide Puttees, splendidly Made; Specially priced
Regulation Army Shoes, the tame kind the Walkover Shoe
Company are making for the United States government' at the
raU of 5,000 pairs a day.
Phoenix Hosiery in AH Colors for Men nd Women.
1M . I:i
I Li I;
Walk-Over Boot Shop
317 South 16th Street
Saturday Night, September 8, 1917
Good Music Rousing Speeches
Men between ages of 18 and 45
especially invited. Come and
hear yoilr Country's appeal. Men
of draft-age will be particularly
Nebraska Nat'l Guard Reserve
Quality and Style
in Men's Apparel for Fall
There has never been a time so important as right now for you to be sure
of what you're getting for your clothes money more than ever your satisfaction
depends on WHERE you buy, and upon what the goods look like and the price
you pay. It ia at a time like this that our experience of yeara in serving the men
of Omahaof buying and selling none but merchandise of known reliability
ani our unqualified guarantee of your satisfaction count in your favor. Safe
guard your clothes buying,' therefore, by coming to this store for all your clothes
Style, Quality and Variety
for the young man in single-breasted, double-breasted, belter backs, pinch
backs, with flap pockets, patch pockets, vertical pockets and cross pockets; Snd
for the man of conservative taste we offer an unexcelled variety in gray clays,
blue serges and neat worsted effects in sizes ranging from 36 to 48, at only
Men's Pure Wool Fall Suits
The smartest array of Fall models evtr presented. An exquisite selection of luxurious
Fall woolens in handsome stripes, mixtures and novelties. Clothes that will suit the
most fastidious. Don't fail to see our immense line of patch or slash-pocket, two-
button, single and double-breasted models for the young fellows. Also see
our great assortment of conservative styles. SATURDAY special suit val
ues offer to you men and young men who appreciate opportunity the
chance to choose a suit at less than these same suits cost today whole
sale, at v
ARTICLES OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO ECONOMICAL MOTHERS
Mothwf whs hvt boys that arc untuuallr hard on their elothti will find that hr ia plac that aelU elothtt that will
fttand all the hard knoeki of tha youngiUr at lesi than they can ba bought alttwher. ) .
Boys' School Suits
that ar tha aort of values that pro
claim thla department to be tha moat
lacteal plate for boya' elothee. Durable
wearing 'eatilmeree, Fall Norfolk!, In
tannine patterns, with two pairs of
knlckerborker pants. Sites S to If. .S.4S
Boys' School Shoes
Most durable leathers) button, blucher or
English shapes. Sites 1 to 84 Sl 5
Boya' Durable Suits
Matchless for wear and service. Made in
a thorough manner and wear resisting.
Classily designed Norfolk s in nest Fall
patterns. Slits S to 17 . .$3.40
Boys' High Grade) Suits
Superfine qualities In ALL WOOL Caani
meres and Seoteh Mixtures and extra
serviceable all wool blue aerges. Nobby
Norfolk variations. Elegant fall fabric.
Sizes 6 to IS f4.es
Bays' School Caps
Splendid wearing fall Caps; lota of heat
dark patterns; extra well made; great
values, at .25
Boya' School Waists .
Mothers, you'll appreciate the fine qual
ity and excellent make of these blonses.
Siio f to 16....,.,.,.... BSC
Boya' School Stockings
The kind that gives almost unlimited
wsar; fast black. Sites 6 to t. ...... ,12a
We will give beautiful souvenir to
every waman that makes visit to our
star Saturday, accompanied by her bey.
CORi & DOUGLAS