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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY. SEPTEMj
BOY SCOUTS ASSIST
Will Help Police in Handling
Crowds and Will Sell Lib
erty Bonds in the Sec
Omaha Boy Scouts have been ask
ed by the chairman of the parade com
mittee, J. DeForest Richards, board of
Ak-Sar-Ben, to assist the police de
partment in controlling the large
crowds assembled along the parade
. Chief Dunn says: "With the assist
ance of 800 Boy Scouts we shall be
enabled to properly handle the tre
mendous crowds in such a way that
everyone will have an opportunity to
see the parade at its best."
The Boy Scout will have the full
backing of both the Ak-Sar-Ben board
and police department, and will be ex
pected to greatly aid in handling the
crowds. They will also be prepared
to render first aid if the occasion de
1 All scouts in Omaha have been or
dered to report at the Central High
school campus, Saturday afternoon
at 2 o'clock, for drilL Scoutmasters
Earl Burket, chief of staff, W. M.
Hackett, L. N. Bexten, and V..C. Has
call will be in charge. Headquarters
have issued a new stave and new
neckerchiefs, which will for the most
part be in the colors of Ak-Sar-Ben.
Alt scouts participating in these
parades will be awarded the new
service band fo the staves.
Liberty Loan Medals.
At a meeting of the executive board
yesterday it was decided to award
any scout who secures ten Liberty
loans a beautiful medal in recognition
of such service. These medals will be
even more attractive than those which
the government has been delayed in
sending to the scouts who secured ten
Liberty loans, in the first campaign.
It is expected that at least 100 scouts
will be able to earn these Liberty loan
Scoutmasters Elect Officers.
At a meeting of the Scoutmasters'
association Thursday evening the fol
lowing officers were elected for the
ensuing year: Earl Burket, president;
W. M. Hackett. first vice present;
Tom Kelly, second vice president; L
N. Bexten, secretary.
The association will meet on Thurs
day night or each week until after
the Ak-Sar-Ben parades and the Lib
erty loan campaign is well started.
Wants Injunction to Keep
Hubby Away from House
Rose Wilson, suing Lincoln Wil
son for divorce in district court, says
she is tired of "taking, in washing to
support a man who won't work even
in these war days when there is such
a demand for common labor." j
rooms at 4604 Izard street, were mar
ried at Bushnell, 111., December 7,
1907. They have an 8-year-old daugh-
Mrs. Wilson alleges she takes in
washing to support herself and child
and declares her husband "brings
home loafers to sit around and gam
She says he "absolutely refuses to
work." She asks the court to issue
an injunction restraining him from
continuing to loaf about their home
while she works to make a living for
the family. v
Matters Case to Come
Up for Trial in November
, The case of the United States
against Thomas S. Matters of Omaha,
which was sent back from the court
of appeals for retrial in this district,
will be tried again during November.
This case was first brought up in
February. 1915, when Matters was
charged in federal grand jury indict
ments with having aided President
Melchior L. Luben, president of the
First Natidnal bank of Sutton, in is
suing certificates of deposit without
authority and misapplying funds of
the bank, which later went into the
hands of a receiver.
The case was bitterly contested and
was taken up to the court of appeals.
It was reversed on a technicality and
will soon come up for a retrial.
City Hall Force to Move
On Chicago for World's Mix
The announcement that the world's
series will start in Chicago Saturday,
October 6, has filled the city hall of
Omaha with glee. According to pres
ent plans, the entire city hall intends
to move to Chicago, the dope being
that those who make the journey
will be absent from their business
only half a day, Saturday morning.
. Among those who have high hopes
of seeing the big clash are Tom
O'Connor, Dan Butler, Claude Bossie,
Otto Bauman, Dick Grotte, Charlie
Withnell, Chief Dunn, Lee Bridges,
Wood Hartley ahd Joe McDonald.
' Onarterrrmtpr Thnmnsnn
1 Ordered to Camp Dodge
F. Wirt Thompson of the quarter-
ceived special orders from the War
department to report to Camp Dodge
. at Des Moines, la. He will leave
this evening and will take up his du
ties as assistant to the quartermaster.
Quartermaster Thompson was for-
' mtrly a postoflice clerk at station B.
He lives at 230S South Thirty-third
a ! Cm. Dam A 44ft AiAna
To Reach Here Monday
C A. Worthm, owner of Worth
am's shows, was in the city and
looked over the Ak-Sar-Ben carnival
grounds and expressed gratification
at the way things are fixed up this
year. All the "attractions" will ar
rive here Monday and the work of set
ting up the tents and amusement de
vices and so on will be pushed.
Auto Company is Sued
- For Death of Fleming
Carlton D. Hutchinson, adminis-j
trator of the estate of the late James '
' E. Fleming.'is suing the Nebraska
Buick-Auto company for $10,000 in
district , court. He alleges Fleming
1 died as a result of injuries suffered
t iTjrnth and ' . William streets !
t'Mafch -29 when he was struck by
. an automobile truck. , '
Assists Temperance Law
Petrograd, Sept. 21. With a view
to promoting temperance perma
nently, the provisional government
has ordered that all supplies of alco
hol at distilleries and on licensed
premises shall be used for the man
ufacture of vinegar and mineral
waters. These products, it is
specified, shall not contain more
than 1 per cent alcohol.
Convicts in Nebraska Prison
"Fat and Healthy" and En
joy Best of Treatment
from the Guards.
Public Defender Horton and Adult
Probation Officer Andreesen have re
turned from Lincoln, where they pass
ed two days in the penitentiary.
These officials were not "sent up" for
short terms, they were there on busi
ness. Horton was in Lincoln in the in
terests of Art Hauser, notorious "ape
man," serving a life sentence for the
murder of W. H. Smith, auditor of
the Woodmen of the World. Hauser,
convicted in criminal court in Omaha
after a sensational trial, is appealing
to the supreme court for a ne trial.
Andreesen spent his time in the
penitentiary talking to "some of his
old friends," as he expressed it. He
Had a long talk with Hauser.
"Art admits he is guilty of many
crimes, but maintains he is innocent
of the killing of Smith. He is mak
ing brooms, has gained thirty pounds
and says he is getting a 'square deal'
in the pen."
Faust Liked Beer.
Andreesen had another talk with
Pete Faust, formerly a notorious
Omaha character, who is serving a
life sentence for the murder of a sol
dier ten years ago. , Faust is now a
trusty and shows visitors the prison
made furniture in the "show room."
"When I told Faust Omaha had
'reformed' since he 'left the city,' " he
remarked: " if it's a dead town I'm
glad I'm not there. I'll always re
member Omaha for its good beer and
whisky and the clink of the poker
chips on the lower Douglas.' "
Andreesen also gave William Ass-
man, convicted bank robber, former
ly a druggist at Sixteenth and Nicho
las streets, the "once over." Assman
was sent up last spring for complicity
in a bank robbery in Lass county.
He is serving a sentence of three to
According to Andreesen Assman is
fat and healthy and has gained twenty-eight
pounds since he began doing
time. He wears a white suit and
works in the prison laundry.
Sues Telephone Company
For Cold She Contracted
Gertrude E. Young, formerly a
telephone operator for the Nebraska
Telephone company, appraises a bad
cold at $1S,WU. bhe is suing the tele
phone company for that amount in
district court, alleging she contracted
"frequent and continuous colds while
employed as an operator at informa
She says there was a draft caused
by an electric fan overhead and doors
and windows, which were left open.
According to Miss Young's petition,
an infection set in "which probably
will result in total and permanent
AS STATION AGENTS
Northwestern Tries Them Out
Through the State in Sell
ing Tickets and On
The Northwestern Railroad com
pany has commenced employing
women to do station work along the
Nebraska lines and in positions that
in the past have been filled by men.
Owing to the scarcity of men, at a
number of the larger stations in Ne
braska, such as Fremont, Norfolk,
Hastings and several others, when va
cancies have occurred in the office
force by reason of the male employes
having gone to war, women have
taken the places.
Although the tryout of women as
station employes has not been fully
tested, General Manager Walters is
well satisfied with the results up to
this time. They are apt students and
quickly become familiar with the work
that they are called upon to do.
So far none of the women employes
of the Northwestern have been called
upon to hustle baggage, or handle
freight, but they are selling tickets,
keeping books and doing general sta
tion work. Several of those who are
employed about the stations, during
their leisure hours are learning teleg
raphy and fitting themselves tor tak
ing full charge of offices.
Railroad Congestion is
Eliminated by War Board
The local railroad war board has
figured out that since May 1, this year,
when the railroads commenced co
operation with the government in the
handling of trains, cars and commodi
ties, approximately 20,000,000 miles of
train service a year have been saved
by the elimination of all passenger
trains not essential to the most press
ing needs of the country.
This elimination of passenger train
service, it is asserted, has cleared
thousands of miles of track absolutely
needed for the movement of freight,
released thousands of locomotives and
train crews that have gone into the
freight handling end of the railroad
By reason of the action taken by
the government, the railroads and the
war boards, freight congestion, rail
road men say, has become a thing of
the past and that now, regardless of
the bumper crop that .is beginning to
move, plenty of freight cars are avail
able. The war board goes into data con
cerning the coal industry, showing
that during July of this year 132 of
the railroads, doing the bulk of the
coal business, transported from the
mines 207,429 more loaded cars than
during the same month of last year,
an increase of 31.5 per cent, or 10,316,
960 tons. .
Clerks Are Wearing
Sweaters at Court House
Court house attaches have been
shivering for two days and wishing
it would either turn warm or real
cold, the latter so the economical
superintendent of the building would
have to order a little steam turned
into the radiators or freeze to death
Because of the thick walls of the
big county building it is comfortable
inside even when the weather is warm.
When the weather outside is even
only fall-like, the court house becomes
cold and dreary when there is no
steam turned on.
Clerks and stenographers came
down to work Friday morning wear
ing heavy clothing and sweaters.
II If I I u
II V II
'Fast trains on convenient schedules
arrive Englewood Union Station
(63d St.) and La Salle Station-most
convenient locations in Chicago
connecting with limited trains for
all Eastern territory. The
Leaves 6 :08 p. m. daily! Have dinner on the
train arrive La Salle Station, Chicago in the
heart of the business district ready for the day no
- Carries sleeping car for Tri-Cities may be occu
pied until 7:00 a. m.
Low round-trip fares to points in Connecticut,
Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Brunswick,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova
Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, Vermont and Virgins,
also circuit tour fares to Boston and New York, in
effect daily, f ,
'Automatic Block Signals
Flaett Modern AU-Steel Equipment
Write, phone or call at Rock Island Travel Bureau,
1323 Farnam St, for tickets, reservations, information.
J. S. McNALLY, Diy. Pass. Agent-Phone Doug. 428
THE BOYS CLOTHING
is now on
SECOND FLOOR MEN'S BLDG.
THE MOVING STAIRWAY
will carry you right into
THE BOYS' AND MEN'S
Your Fall Clothes
Should be the best that the money you desire to spend can buy
that's a thing every man will agree to
Hart Schaffner & Marx
insure you ALL WOOL FABRICS the best of materials, most
attractive colorings and patterns, and fit guaranteed.
Distinctive, Exclusive Styles, in Young Men's Suits and Overcoats
Extraordinary goodness stands out in every one of these garments
$20, $22.50, $25, $30, $35, $40, $45, $50, $60
A bigger and better assortment than we have ever shown, in this
remarkably well appointed Clothing Department.
Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits and Overcoats
Very Special Value at $25.00
Clothes of "Individuality" for Young Men
The progressive styles for the wide-awake, alert Young Men in Col
lege, High School, Business and Professional Life. Military styles that
are "different,"" New, double-breasted style, belt style, yoke style
not commonplace, but "distinguished," every one. '
You'll like these Clothes, and the modest prices, too.
$18, $20, $22.50, $25, $30 to $40
' Cbpyrigto Hart Schaffner & Mux
Hart Schaffner & Marx
Suits and Top Coats for Fall
In assortments which amply provide for the hard-to-fit man, the tall man, the short man, the stout
man every man. Correct Fall Suit models with subtle style distinctions. Hand tailored, to embody
the essentials of dignity, gJace and comfort, shown in the largest variety of imported and domestic
fabrics. - s
$20.00, $22.50, $25.00, $35.00 and $40.00
HART. SCHAFFNER & MARX FULL DRESS AND TUXEDO SUITS
$35, $40 'and $45.
Escltuire Distributors for PATRICK DULUTH
all wool Mackinaw "Bigger than Weather."
Oregon City Woolen Mills, Sherman Bros., all
wool Mackinaws $10.50 to $18.00
Visit our Men's and Young Men's Pant Department the most complete Pant Depart
ment in the West., Sizes that are for Men and Young Men.
Prices Are $2.50 to $10.00
WE MAKE UNIFORMS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
You can see that if we are
going to try to give custom
ers a real Service and girm
money back if we don't sat-s
itfy you, we have got to
make "quality" first our
chief consideration. We
couldn't afford to deal in
any inferior merchandise on
such a basis, tt has been
our policy for years it's a
Here Are AU Your Fall Furnishings
Complete Stocks at Very Modest Prices
The most beautiful showing of luxurious Silk Shirts at prices, which for the
quality we offer are extremely moderate.
The newly enlarged Department affords opportunity for better service to our
ever increasing clientele.
SILK SHIRTS $6.50 to $10.00
Silk Crepes, Silk Broadcloth,' Jersey Silk, exclusive patterns selected from some
of the best shirt makers.
Made in the very best manner, cut generously full, yet so well designed that
they will fit perfectly.
New Fall Shirts, at $1.15
These shirts, at this price, are hard to beat. It is our aim to give
our customers a wonderful shirt value at a moderate price. The
patterns are all new, latest designed, manly patterns, copied from
high-grade shirts. Cut generously full and extra well made, in soft
French cuffs or laundered. You will appreciate these shirts at this
Silk Hose, 60c to $1.15
Interwoven Silk Hose, in plain colors and plain colors with silk
clocking, a pair,, 60c to $1.15. .
Men's Sweater Coats, $3.98 to $12.50
We are showing exclusive designs in colorings and combinations
in all the new weaves; in "V" neck and Ruff neck collar styles; in
all wool and pure worsted coats of the Webber make, which assures
satisfaction' in wear and fit. ; All styles shown in medium and
heavy weights. ? . .
NEW FALL NECKWEAR
50c 75c $1.00
In our enlarged and newly arranged Men's Neckwear Department,
we are offering for early Fall wear, wonderful values in all the new
weaves and latest patterns in neckwear at exceptional prices.
Our Silk Neckwear at 50c, 75c and $1.00, is worthy of your con
sideration., r .
Others at $1.50 to $3.00. ' .
Men's Hose, 15c
225 Dozen Men's Mercerized and Lisle Hose, at, per pair, 15c
These are run of the mill quality of regular 25c quality, in most all
shades, all sizes, in every color. At the advanced price of Men's
Hose you will appreciate this offering. ' '
Men's Union Suits
115 Dozen Men's Combed Ribbed Cotton. Wool Mixed and Worsted
Men's Union Suits, in ecru, gray, white. and random mixed. ' All
sizes in this lot. Specially priced at $1.50 to $2.45. In both me
dium and heavy weights, '
Men's Shirts, $2.35
85 Dozen Men's Silk Mixed and Silk Fiber Shirts, at $2.35.
These shirts were made up to sell for much more, but as a leader in
our enlarged Shirt Department, we are offering these for quick
selling at $2.35.
FALL MUNSING UNION SUITS
$1.50 to $6.50
,Vhen you buy your new Fall Union Suits, see that they are
Munsing Wear, which insures perfect fit and the best of wear. All
styles and weights in all sizes. i
Men's New Fall Hats
Consisting of the newest in shapes and colorings
for Fall and Winter wear. All very popular.
The famous John B. Stetson Hats, at $4.00, $5XH),
$6.00, $8.50 and $10.00.
Mayo Hats come in the rich shades of green,
brown, tan, gray5, and black. Exceptionally fine
quality, at $3.50.
Brandeis Special Hats, in all the latest shapes
and colors, at $2.00.
English Tweed Hats, sample line, special at
Men's Fall Caps
In all the newest Fall shapes and colors, at
65c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50.
Boys Hats and Caps for School Wear
Boys' Plush Bah Rah Hats, at 65c and up to $1.50.
Boys' Fancy Cloth Hats, at 45c, 65c, 98c and $1.50.
Boys' Fancy Cloth Hats, at 45c, 65c, 98c and $1.50v ,
V ' , v , Arcade ,
A New Arrival
In Men's Shoe Department
Dark Tan Cordo Calf
$9.00 a Pair
THIS IS INDEED a splendid Shoe, made over a new
English last, sturdy, yet the very best of style hand
inseamed and hand outseamed. Have white oak soles,
best we know of, finished with blind eyelets all the
way to top of shoe. Durable, yet extremely dressy
YOU'LL LIKE THIS SHOE.
Boys' Shoes, $2.65
About 250 pairs of Boys' Shoes in many
different styles short lines from our own
regular stock, that retailed at $3.50 and $4.00
to close them out, $2.65 for Saturday.
Main Floor, Men'. Bids'.
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