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THE BEE; OMAHA. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1917.
BOYS BEGIN TO
, LIKE CAMP COfiY
Melvin Metcalfe of the Omaha
Gun Corps ' Gives Vivid De-
i scriptidn of Life at.
"Two days have gone since our ar
rival m Camp Cody. We thought" at
first that we wouldn't like it. The
sand was four inches deeo and short
sttfbby grass made the worst kind pi
places to stumble over,'--writes Mel
vin Metcalfe of the Omaha Machine
Oun corps from Deming, N. M,
vve detrained here at about 6:30
o clock and found our tents already
placed. Company C doing the .work
xor us. vve quicKiy set up oar cots
ana Began to cuss tne wnoie busi
ness. The sand was awful. We
marched about eight blocks and were
white as ghosts. We simply ate the
stuff, but we cheered up along in the
afternoon, when the black clouds
rolled from the east, and soon the
camp was in the midst of a drenching
rain.' inis wet the sand and when
the sun came out a little later, it
baked it nice and hard.
I he first night we were here, it
was cold and made several, remarks
in describing it. We were issued pon
chos today and as they can be used
, as sleeping bags we hope to be
warmer. The government will igsue
us straw ticks soon ana perhaps we
can be warm all winter.
loaay we dragged tne company
. street and dug gutters. , It rained
about an inch tonight at supper time
and the sand is getting harder as the
wind blows from the east Our gut
ters carried the water away and we
felt our hand work wasn t in vain,
Candles From Canteen.
"We have poured tons of water on
the - floors of our tents and tamped
, them until our backs ache, but the
floors are hard tonight and as we sit
around and read, or write by the light'
ot a candle, we stole trom the can
teen, we are quite a cheerful bunch
Prom each tent come the strains
of 'Indiana,' 'Over There' and kin
dred songs. Ragtime rules, of course,
but the sentimental ones are the tav
orites in the evening.
There is no such thing as twi
light down here. As soon as the
sun disappears over the hills, it's
dark. The stars come out, but you
can t see a man three feet from you,
I The air is pure and fresh and
makes one want to get , out and
"We are beginning to become
tanned and have ravenous appetites
There is the usual howl about the
food, but things will be alright in a
few days and the fare will improve.
"The camp is rounding into shape.
The streets and avenues are being laid
out and graded,' while quarters and
mess houses for the new arrivals are
Camp Cody is wonderful and as
Men of Company B of Fourth Nebraska
And Typical Scenes in Camp at Deming
WANTS CITY DADS TO ff g 'Lg (O
PAY FOR JOY RIDES , Q$4 I
til 'raBPlA -Ik. I ,
OMAHA BOYS AT 1 ,
(Continued from Pat One.)
As a Side Issue Murphy Asks
that the Mayor and City
Attorneys this morning argued a
demurrer bfore Judge Redick,, sit
ting in law court, in the case of
James D. Murphy, South Side boilerf
maker, against all the city commis
sioners, with the exception ot Com
missioner , Butler and Mayor Dahl-
Murphy brought suit for $13,000
each against' the city commissioner
and the mayor as an aitermath o
the famous "joy riding" case in dis
trict court last spring, when Mayor
uanlman was enjoined lrom using
city owned automobiles for other
than strictly "official business."
To Reimburse City.
The boilermaker. who said he
brought the suit on behalf of himself
and other taxpayers, wants the court
to require all the commissioners but
Butler and Mayor Dahlman to reim
burse the fity treasury $13,000 each.
J. J. ISreen, attorney tor the com
missioners and the mayor, demurred
to the suit, alleging the facts in the
case do not constitute a cause of
action and that it is an improper join
ing ot parties. . .
Mossman & Murray' are pushing the
case for Murphy.
As a side issue to the suit they want
the commissioners and the mayor
"ousted." ' ,
Missouri Pacific Tax
ennn se xxri rtt a rhanr nr II
are taken and alf cameras will be TO HaiH WllfUie LUSa WIS
l'SE'iSaS: ' To the Miller Park School
they don't exist" 1 The Board of Education is making
arrangements ior tne transportation
of pupils living north of Miller park
l. i r ii ir:n-- n.i t. i
n i r .1 -ri t..:i 10 nn irora ine iviuier rars sonooi
UVerUUe; l-UUI ini eaieilS OUIl Pupils Iivine in and near the Minne
(From a staff Correspondent) Uisa addition find the distance from
Lincoln, Sept, 21. Secretary ' of their homes to the Miller Park school
State Pool has notified the legal de- too far to walk, especially on the
partment of the state that the Mis-1 severe winter aays,
soun Pacihc Kailroad company has
neelected to pay its corporation tax
due August 1 and delinquent Septem
ber 1. The amount of the tax is $2,500
and the penalty for -nonpayment 'is
The secretary of state Informs the
attorney general that the company
was, notified of the approach of the
time for paying the tax" and that the
attorney for the company has twice
Ibeen notified .of the failure of the
company to liquidate, but nothing has
oeen aone. ine secretary cans upon
the legal department to begin suit
for the collection of the tax and the
amount delinquent, calling; attention
to the fact that the legal department
had. recently secured judgment in the
federal court against another railway
covering a similiar proposition and
thereforeatcion should be started at
Howard Continues His
Attack on H. E. Gooch
Columbus. Neb., Sept. 21. (Special
TelppTam.l Lieutenant Governor
" Edgar Howard in today's issue of his
newspaper, the Colurrfbus lelegram,
f continues with increased vehemence
his recent attack oh Herbert ! E.
Goooch, propreitor of the Gooch
flouring mills of Lincoln, proprietor
of the Lincoln Dan Mar and prom
inent member ofithe Nebraska state
Council of Defense, demanding that
, he either instantly resign or that the
other members of the board request
his resignation. In his. first-. accusa
tion Howard charged GoocH's milling
corporation with the sale of flour
short of specified weight to which
Gooch admitted his guilt as merely
a technical violation and declared
Howard . to be "stark raving mad."
Medical Society Elects'lts
Officers; Meet Next in Omaha
Lincoln, Neb.. Sept. 21. (Special
Telegram.)-The Missouri Valley
Medical society closed its session
here today wth the, election of the
President, Dr. A. I. McKinnon of
Lincoln; first vice president, T. M.
Paul of St. Joseph, Mo.; second vice
president, Paul Gardner of New
Hampton, la. Charles Wood Fassett
of Kansas City was elected for the
sixteenth year, as secretary.
The next convention will be held
Omaha, in September of 1918.
f armer Injured When Gun
' Is" Accidentally Discharged
Fremont, Neb., Sept. 21. (Special
Telegram.) John Wicks, a young
farmer residing south of Yutan, was
brought to a local hospital suffering
with- an injury sustained when an
automatic shotgun he was handling
at his home, was discharged. Both
loads took effect in his arm and hand.
. He was weak from loss of blood
when he reached Fremont and is in a
TQCUT PRICE AND,
SIZEOF 4 STEAK
Letton Returns from Confer
ence in Chicago; Hotel Men
Signify Their Intention
"The hotel and restaurant men of
the state are signifying their inten
tion of co-operating in every way
with the food administrator," said
Johji E. Letton of Omaha, general
manager of the North American Ho
tel company and chairman of the
state organization of hotel and res
tjirant men under the state food ad
ministrator. Mr. Letton has returned frcjm Chi
cago, where he had a rnnfprenrfl with
John McBowman, wlio is head of the f
hotel and restaurant men of the
United States for food conservation
purposes Plans are 'under definite
way in both the state and national
organization of hotel and, restaurant
men to conserve food. Mr. Letton
says every hotel and restaurant man
in the state will sign the food con
servation pledge cards. Portions of
meat will be cut down in the higher
class places where big beefsteaks are
usually served, and this cutting down
of the portion will be accompanied by
a definite cutting down of the price.
This will do away with $he immense
waste of meat which has always been
a feature of higher class eating places
in this country.
Employers Will Give
Convicts Chance to Work
New York, Sept. 20. Twenty
thousand employers ol the country
are co-operating to give employment
to former convicts, 95 per cent of
whom have made good when given
the chance, according to a statement
made here today before the Rotary
club by E. E. Dudding of Huntington,
W. Va. ,
Explosion Kills Nine
In Munition Plant
London, Sept. 21. An explosion
has occurred in a munition factory
in Ireland, ft was officially announced
todays by the British war office. Nine
persons were killed. ,
the lists sent by the local examining
boards, and which were in the hands
of the officers at the camp. After
being checked in the men were meas
ured for their uniforms and then they
discarded their citizens' clothing and
in its stead puting on two-piece suits
of blue demins. Then they were
ready for the baths, after which they
were assigned to quarters, where im
mediately most of them started writ
ing letters home.
According to Mr. Roach, the quar
ters occupied by the Nebraskans are
well located, are comfortable and sup
plied with good beds and plenty of
More Work to be Done.
There is still an immense quantity
of work to be done on the grounds of
the cantonment, says Mr. Roach, but
chaos no longer reigns. Everything
has been worked down to a system
and every man of the thousands em
ployed seems to know Just what to
do and does it at the right time. '
Most of the buildings are completed
and ready for occupancy and the bulk
of the uncompleted w6rk seems to be
road building. Miles of this road, all
macadam, is being constructed, and
so far as possible thNe work is being
done by machinery.
During the stay of Mr. Roach at
Camp Funston the national army was
arriving at the rate of about 5,000 men
Refuses' to Don Uniform;
Guard House Dpor Clangs
Camn Fiinsfnn Tnnrtinn f'fv VaiV
Sep. 21 P. H. Srhlrim-mn a C.r.
man farmer from Casner rmintv. N.
braska,' and a member of the quota
or tnat county, -was placed m the
guard house today because he refused
to don a uniform. Schleiniannsaid
he was a German reservist and had
never been naturalized.
Fremont Pioneer Dies
At Cornwall, Oregon
Fremont. Neh.. Sent 21 r.rial
Telegram.) Word reached Fremont
of the death at Corvalli, Ore., of
Harrv H. Pratt, frtr Hi
a Fremont jeweler. Mr. Pratt was
about 70 years old and is survived
oy nis widow and one daughter, Mrs.
Georce Drill nf Rlair Mr -!ift- Fr.
mont five years ago and went to Cali-
tornia, where he resided lor about
tnree years, tie was a native of New
York. The farilily was prominent in
social circles in Fremont in the early
Retain Their Former Pastor
Holdrege,' Neb., Sept. 21. (Spe
cial.) Holdrege Methodism -was
turned from a w.ar mad camn to one
. . .....
of peace and tranquility when a tele-'
gram from Bishop Stuntz was re
ceived announcing the reversal of the
order assigning Rev, Mr. Hinson to
Kearney. Rev. Mr. Hinson was re
tained through the efforts of a spe
cial committee that visited the bishop
at Indianola, la., and the consent of
Kearney to the change. , .
can save $100 or more on a single
purchase by attending the great Clos
ing Out Sale of HaVden Bros. Piano
and Player Piano stbek. now eoins on
at the warerooms of the
SCHMOLLER & MUELLJER
- I f lANJJ tO.,
1311-13 FARNAM STREET.
A toilet preparation of nwrlt
Helpi to radlatt dandruff.
. ForRwtorux Color and
mm. ana at urargnwt
BERG SUITS ME
FINER STYLE CREATIONS
iii Men's and Youner Meris
SUITS AND TOP COATS
" in the New .
Shadow Lawn Greena, Cotoanut Browns, Coffee Browns,
Flash Rln ps onrl Plum SViarloa
Worsteds, Cheviots, Tweeds, Serges, Oxfords, Tiltens,
opanan stripes and Clydes v
x. Double Service Fabric in the famous and - world
acknowledged style and quality leaders, v , m
"Kuppenheimer" ami "Society" Brand . .
, Clothes, $18 to $45
Double and single-breasted models Half, full and adjustable
belts: high waist bellows pocket, button lap, Military effect plain
and form fitting models f'a model for men of all agetr'and propor-
tions. v .-- . . . j. -
Qiiifc a ft A A 1 f .While we suggest you pay more from
uuii an u I U one economic standpoint, iTflS.OO Is all,
flvprrnaf ylv yu care to py we can Bnow you some
wivitumo t astonishing values that we know cannot
be equaled elsewhere. , j v -
Ssa our winJowa Tkouffh amall. thav . , . :
convey aa idea of what we havojto offer
Your Every Desire in
In New Fall Madras Shirts
$1.00 to $4.00
In New Fall Silk Shirts
$4.00 to $8.50
In New Fall Cravats
50c to $2.50
Pajamas and Night Gowns, $1
Every express every day brings
to us some new creation
In fashion hats "Stetson," "CroJ
fut Knapps," "Berg & Co." and
In New Fall Underwear '
' $1.50 to $3.50 Unloa ,v
In 2-Piece Fall Underwear ;
$1.00 to $2.00 Garment '
Fall Hosiery, 25e to $1.15
Jumbo Sweaters in all colors, .
high shawl collars $6 and $7
HATS - ; ' :
"Mallory," soft and stiff styles,
in a multitude of rich colors t
$3.00, $4.00, , $5.00. $6.00 tip
t $12.00 ; .
III M I AT I
JUSt I T fc KBK
Night and Day
160S Leavenworth "Street
N Douglas 9513 '
1S08-1S10 Dauftlas St
"YOU'LL neyer be vcontent with
one" of these stunning Fall Blouses
-in the New Sui Shades
Beet Root, Burgundy,
Plum, Reindeer, Navy,
Leather Shades, Russian
Green, heavily beaded and
'. embroidered, as well as
the-new hy-lo collar ef
fects in "tailored models.
Georgettes, of course, are
$5.95 up i to $14.75
for Afternoon Tea Wear
In all the dainty colorings ;
new collar, cuff aijd frill
effects; beautifully bead
ed and embroidered crea
tions fashioned from
Georgette and Crepe de
Chines. A most exception
al collection of super
$5.95 up to $16.75.
THREE wonderful blouse offers for Saturday
This store, always Ion the alert to offer something tetter than ita
neighbors, directs your attention, to three very important Blouse Sales
for Saturday, i
Saturday at. .
Are fashioned from Crepe
de Chines and Pongee, in
white, flesh, green and
leather shades. Smart
styles. , Values to $4.50.
Saturday at . . .
Plain and embroidered Georg
ette, fancy stripe and plain
crepe de chines; several good
colors; splendid dressy and tail
ored styles; values to $5.95.
The Blouses fc p AA
We Feature HUU
Saturday at (
About 600 Blouses of Georgette,
Taffetas and Crepe de Chine in
suit shades as .well assail light
, colors; beautiful styles; many
actually worth to $9.75.
able Fall SUITS
25.- 2950 - 35
l tmf m the air will cause very active suit buying on Sat
urday, i We have prepared to offer something unusual in val-
' ues for the day. That's why w urge you to see these extraordi
nary value suits before final selection of your new suit. The
suite at these three prices are worth from $5 to $X0 more money.
; Comparison will readily prove, this fact. '
THE NEW COLORS " THE NEW FABRICS
Beet Root, Russian, Green, Broadcloth, Serges, . Gahar-
Blues, Reindeer, Grays, Plum dines. Tricolines. Velr. s;i.
ver Tones and Oxfords.
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Don't Put Your Store to Sleep at 7 O'ClocK
The merchant who drapes his store in darkness during
the, evening hours is truly hiding his light beneath a
Light Your Windows
' -, ' ' - - -
Let people see your goods! Admire them! Wish for
them! BUY THEM! Don't think your window dis
play must "go todeep with the chickens!" ,
Even after your store is closed, make Electricity work
for you, advertising t)ie merchandise in our window.
We will serid our expert to estimate the cosh of install
ing modern window fixtures. JTou will be surprised at
their economy of . operation. . - 1
Complete information gladlyiven by our sales depart
ment. - ' ' -
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Nebraska Power Company
"Yout Electric Service Companj'
' '";' ' Telephone Dougla81062 '
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