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The Omaha Sunday Bee
OMAHA,' SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11, 1917.
By EDWARD BLACK.
Home-life of the LefHngwells.
Mrs. Leffingwell had just put the
pans and dishes away for the night
and believed she could call it a day
without violating her conscience.
Henry Leffingwell was resting his
embonpoint in an easy chair and en
joying such mental pabulum as was
contained in an assortment of cur
rent literature. The children were
addressing their minds to books, and
the dog was stretched out content
edly on a rug. Mrs. Leffingwell
joined the family circle and took up
her knitting work for the benefit of a
son who was at a cantonment camp.
"I was just thinking that these are
days of big: deeds. It must be a dull
iniiij that can he contented with
frivolities," fnused the E Pluribus
IVium of the Leffingwell dormitory.
"These are days when men's minds
naturally revert to large thoughts. It
is a time of nation-wide effort; it is a
lime to eliminate petty thoughts and
deeds. I am pleased to note that
the father of our children is inspired
to noble and grand deeds," gently re
plied the wife of Henry Leffingwell.
citizen, taxpayer, voter and captain of
the Leffingwell ship.
"I feel like hitching my wagon .to
a star. I believe I could go over tne
top, as they say, if I could just get a
chance. It I only had a chance I
could get my name mentioned in the
dispatches. I would like to show
what I could do as an aviator, or a
submarine commander, or lead a
great charge against -the enemy.
There comes a time in' a man's life
when he yearns foran opportunity, to
do great things. - It must be an in
spiration, or an impulse, or an awak
ening of latent forces," continued this
man who was of woman born.
Mrs. Leffingwell stopped her knit
ting and adjusted her spectacles to
give her a better view of the man in
whom at one: time she recognized the
qualities of heroism and leadership,
She spoke: '
"I, too, have been inspired to great
deeds, but I have not told you about
them. I have been inspired to fight
for democracy within tne limitations
of my home and I have found the
hours all too short for what I have
wanted to do. I have co-operated
with the federal food administration
by canning and preserving and drying
foods for 4he winter, and now I am
knitting for our ttoy at the front. So
you imagine-you could immortalize
yourself as an aviator or undersea
pilot, do you? I think what you
need is to' get your mind on some
thing practical . You want to be a
hero." . ,
Wilfte looked over the top of his
'book, as if Sensing the' coming storm.
The dog pussy-footed its way to a
corner of the kitchen.'- Mary glanced
eommiseratingly toward her father.
"Mrs. Leffingwell, heroes arise to
every occasion. What I intended to
say was that I believed that if I had
the occasion ' I would be hero. I
would advance under a barrage fire
Tight tip to the enemy'a trenches
'without wincing," sharply retorted
Henry. : - "
"My advice to you would be to be
gin your heroism by cleaning out the
basement which I told von about two
months ago. I have told you time and
again that the basement hasn't been
cleaned for six months. 'It looks dis
graceful. Remember thatt heroism
. begins at home, but is not mentioned
in the dispatches. You can hitch your
star to a wagon right here at home,
and then if your country needs you, it
will be time to talk about posing for
the movies as a mighty son of battle,"
concluded Mrs. Leffingwell.
Henry retired in disorder, to the
(Jrofe Hi is lory of Omalia
Allflte truth and untruth lliafs fit o know
By A. R. CROH
Chapter XXXIX Conclusion.
The historian now draws his great
work to a close. He lays down the
pen after gigantic labor and research
covering well nigh a year,
to pet a chance to publish a great
work like this. A stamped envelope
was, enclosed by the historian for re
ply, but in spite of this, none of the
parties have yet done so. i hey
Another great history is added to .'don't seem to realize the number of
the literature of he world, to fake its
place beside Gibbon's "History of
Rome," and MacaulaVs "History of
England, and Carlyle s History of
the French Revolution," and similar
Doubtless a feeling of profound re
gret will come, to the hearts of the
countless students of this history who
have followed it from chapter to
chapter, as it unfolded with master
strokes the development of a great
city from the raw prairie where
formerly the noble red men of the
plains and the coyotes and a few other
animals including tke buffalo were the
It has been a gigantic workand the
historian feels that he may well take
pride in bringing it to a successful
completion. He is pleased to take
his place beside those other historians,
Gibbon, Macaulay and Carlyle'. Fu
ture generations will, perhaps, speak
of these three and the present author
as "the four master historians," or
some similar fitting title.
The writer of this history is, ex
tremely modest, but the work which
he has completed is of such impor
tance and is executed in such a mas
terly style, and written in such perfect
diction and illustrated with such sur
passing drawings that the world will
pay jno attention -to the historian's
modesty, but will proclaim his name
No doubt, the thousands of students
of this history are asking themselves,
"when will we be able to get the His
tory of Omaha in book form?"
This is a natural question butun
fortunately the historian is unable to
tell yet when it will be published. He
has written a number of big publish
ing houses, offering them the privi
lege of publishing the great work and
giving them a share of the profits.
Although these publishers have had
plently of time to answer, no replies
have been received yet. As soon as
one of them replies the historian, will
be able to state about 'what time the
great history will be placed Osfsale.
These publishers ought to tend to
business more promptly if they want
these histories that will be sold. To
publish this history would make any
publishing house famous.
However, the historian may hear
from one of them ere long and then
the thousands of people who are wait
ing to have this history on their lib-
basement while Miss MaryC played
"My Hero" on her piano.
A teacher in the Dundee school was
interesting her children in domestic
and wild animals.
Asked the names of domestic ani
mals, the children readily referred to
cow. horse, dog ana cat. '
"Now teU me the name of a wild
animal," asked the teacher.
"A lion," replied a boy who attended
"I know the name of another wild
animal," vouchsafed Willie.
; "You may tell us," the teacher re
plied. "The kaiser," answered Willie.
, "You mean a coyote," rejoined the
"No, I mean the kaiser," repeated
; Heard En Passant;
"I would not have a husband who
did not dance." . ,
"My word; it must be payday." t
"You're not married yet, are you?"
uur oaoy cut its tirst tooth today."
This mus be heatless day in our
rary shelves will be told about when
they can secure copies. The historian
hopes' to have it printed in various
kinds of bindings, such as cloth, calf
skin, moroceo and with gold letter
ing. This will enable the rich to
buy the finest binding and it, will put
the great; history within the reach of
the poor also, so that they do not
need to be deprived of having it.
As the historian, lays down his pen
with a sigh of satisfaction at the
completion of his great task, he fan
cies that he hears the soft plaudits
of an army of readers and students.
It is a fitting reward for his great
work.. Still he hopes to hear soon
from one of those publishers, so that
he may have the financial reward
from his great history. ,
Question on Chapter XXXIX.
J. Name four great histories,
2. In what kind of binding. wilLthe
history be published?
3. What would you Say about pub
lishing houses in regard to the way
they answer letters? .
4. What historians will probably be
known to future generations?
By A. EDWIN LONG. ,
If . the cannibals of the Fiji Is
lands had been particularly hungry
when Robert C. Howe visited the
islands 20 years ago, Armour & Co.
might have , had to look for an
other manager, but v Howe escaped
their fangs, as he has escaped from
many other adventures throughout
his life. s
But the Fiji boys were fat, sleek
and well fed when he was there. Thev
had had a . good tourist season; so
they just lay around' the simmering
flesh pots and gazed dreamy-eyed at
Howe, like wolves grown too fat and
indolent to chase a hare.
Always seeking adventure, Mr.
Howe has found a good portion pf it.
His father was 'officer of the coast
guards in Ireland, and there R. C.
was born. He was not 2 years old
when the family came to Chicago.
There was little of interest for
him in the Chicago grade and high
schools except , geography and his-
tory. He wanted to explore. He has
always held a grudge against Colum
bus for finding, the western hemi
sphere, and has pitied himself be
cause he did not live early enough to
have been one of Columbus' crew at
He wanted to explore where no
white man's shoe had ever kicked
gravel. He wanted to be tied to a
tree, surrounded by cannibals, then
break his; bonds and horsehide the
black devils with the very thongs
There are not many cannibals in
Chicago, so young Howe explored
the alleys, the lake front and the
stock yards until Philip P. Armour
put him to work. He shook the ashes
of the office stove, carried mes
sages through the slush of the yards,
and was general utility man for Ar
One day he found himself assistant
superintendent of the Chicago plant.
Somehow his thirst for exploration
leaked out, and Armour sent him
n i Wo
Everybody Has a Hobby! What's Yours?.
Preaching ii the not a hobby of
Adult Probation Officer Andreesen,
prison worker, paid by the county to
be "big brother ' to men who get "in
bad",, and who want to reform. Mr.
Andreesen's, or rather, Rev. Mr. Anr
dreesen's hobbyla a perfectly natural
one for him. He was a minister be
fore he took up prison reform work
and his love for the pulpit has never
left him, although he believes he can
do more good as a probation officer
and prison worker. Rev. Mr. Andree
sen always is ready to fill a pulpit
where there is a temporary vacancy,
For the last few weeks he has
preached each Sunday at the Ralston
Methodist church. There hardly is a
Sunday the year round that the adult
probation officer does not preach in
some church. He finds time during the
week to prepare his Sunday sermon
and he pMparts each sermon care
fully, "The day is, past when a
preacher can don a long, frock coat,
let the hair grow down to his shoul
ders and enter a pulpit and i"rattle,' "
declared the ex-officio minister. "Peo
ple are better educated now than they
were when I preached my first ser
mon and they won't listen or pay
I much heed to the shouting type of
preacher. Every sermon should be
prepared as carefully ai a published
essay." Rev. Mr. Andreesen has
oreached hundreds of sermons in peni
tentiaries and jails.
A most enjoyable pastime of Jule
Rachman, popular local movie man,
is to participate in open air sports.
Jule tips the scales at slightly over
200 pounds avoirdupois, and keeps in
tip top physical condition by proper
Fine summer weather finds him
hiking to a nearby lake 1or a cool
plunge, or stroking a golf ball over
local links. Not even the cold pierc
ing wintry weather daunts him, as he
may be seen then taking brisk walks
and exercising in ihe open.
"Getting out of doors and partici
pating in athletic games puts pep
into a fellow. It keeps him in fine
physical condition and makes him
heartily enjoy the pleasures of life,"
is the advice tjiat Jule conveys to
his friends. v
Omaha High school and Omaha
university, besides various local ama
teur foot ball teams, claimed Jule as a
star in athletics. Boxing and wrest
ling also have a charm for this lover
Did You Guess 'Em Right? They Are, as 'We Told You,
a Bunch of Live Ones in Commission Business in Omaha
HOW THEY ONCE LOOKED
" V ' '
HOW THEY LOOK NOW
of the outdoors, and there are many
who fear the strength of his arms
during friendly bouts;
Even sheriffs have hobbies. At
least Sheriff Clark claims he has a
hobby of surpassing interest. Doug-,
las county's sheriff enjoys taking
snapshot t photographs. He has a
series of pictures of his children, from
early to present ages. He hies to
the wildwood during the spring and
summer days and snaps the interest
ing features of nature.
"Speaking about photographs of
the kiddies," he remarked. "I never
had a photograph taken of myself as
a boy, at least I do not remember
ever having seen one. Many times
I have wished I could have looked
at a picture of myself wnen I ran
around in barefeet and with one sus
pender. I am going to give my chil
dren photographs of themselves at
all ages, from the time they were
learning to walk until they became
young men ana women. I
women, i niov
amateur photograohv and it affords
me much pleasure to look over these
we!erkiddL!2y"Children 'When theyl'f " the heels of the fleemg ex-
around the world to open new terri
tory. It was the greatest day of his life
when he started on the trip. He had
hoped when he started to explore the
world, to go in leather breeches; with
guns on his hip, andNa knife in Ins
teth. And here he was starting in
a Pullman with a real factory made
cigar in his mouth.
In the Jungles of Australia he hob
nobbed with the Bushmen, learned to
hurl the boomerang and to cast jave
lins at the kangaroo. Ah, it was
great to be a wild man, but then Ar
mour expected him' to get some busi
ness while he, was drawing an ex
pense account, so he had to come out
of the bush occasionally and place
some orders in the Australian cities.
Back into the bush he would go
again, exploring and hunting.
Wild , cattle thrive in Australia.
They bear no brand and are owned
by no one. They are killed for meat,
just as elk are killed in America.
They are sleek, clean of limb, feroci
ous, and almost hairless. Howe raved
to get a shot at one.
When a Bushman took. hiin into
the wilds of upper Queensland Howe
was.aleft for the first shot. After he
got the first shot he would have
taken it all back if that were possi
ble, for it was a huge bull, and that
first shot simply ripped off half the
bull's nose and gave him a taste of
The bull churned the? underbrush
into toothpicks as he charged the
American. Howe executed a Hinden
burg retreat without even a rear guard
formation. The Bushman's rifle
popped and the bull plunged head-
.unS, spiauenng necks - ot crimson
"Saved again," said Howe as h
built a bonfire and cooked a flank
steak for supper.
He had to spend a couple of year
in the "Fiji islands to get the natives
out of the notion 'of eating human
spareribs and gastrocnemii and ton
them down to plain sausage and ba
con. But he did it and never lost t
He sold meat and explored and the,
explored and sold meat all over Asia,
Africa, South Sea Islands and South
When Armour saw him walk inta
the Chicago office still alive and all
together he sent him to Omaha to
open a, plant here. That was eight
een years ago. He went to South
America again after he had opened
the Omaha plant and nearly stayed
there for good, but he wanted hif
f n tv ili. A t i- A In A a ! .
came back. in
The first year the Omaha plant bpf
crated, it.,did a $12,000,000 business.1
"This year, we will do $60,000,000,"
said Mr. Howe.
The thirst for exploration has never
entirely left this man. Every year he
goes into the wilds for big game. Only
recently he returned from a moose
hunt in Canada.
Still the jungles of business activi.
ties practically smother hia exploring;
ambitions now, for he is general man
aerriF Armour & Co., a director ot
the Union Stock Yards company, di
rector of the Stock Yards National
bank, vice president of the Union Reni
denng company, vice president of the
Howe Cqal company, vice president of
the Iialkoner Coal company and di.
rector of the Megeath Coal company.
And, would you believe it, he man
ages to smile at times regardless. '
Next In Ttila Hln ir f i .
M". R, Murphy. ' -
. OMAHA, SUNDAY-MORNING, NOVEMBER 11, 1917. "
THE BUMBLE BEX. ioTiYf vri,,-.. I i i
THE BUMBLE BEX.
A - STINGER, .EDITOR.
Communication! on any topic
received, without jrtta or
unaiure. ison returned.
NO AD8 AT ANT PRICE.
Wo rgrt vtrjr much to have
to apologue ,to our visitors for
the way'the climate behaved the
last two days of the week. We
hare no excuao to offer other
than that our genla.1 Weather
olerk, Colonel Lucius Agamem
non Welrh. ptTTTed one of his
monumental boners. Ie prom
Ised fair, but apparently got
hold of the wrong lever, as he
frequently does, Just, at the
most inappropriate time. "
Johnny doenn't care who pays
the b!H. so loss as he, doesn't
nave to ana no can keen ixtke
from getting the money. And
Mine is getting I per cent In
terest on the deferred Judgment.
and ha Isn't at all worried about
tho outcome. Just where the
public gets oft you caa figure
Louisiana raw sugar sells for
$6.35 a hundred to the refiner:
the refiner Is permitted to
charge the Jobber 17.65; 'the
railroad gets 35 cents for haul
ing It, and the Jobber 20 cents
for handling It The consumer
pays 10 cents a pound for it.
who makes tho money T
B. Ik T. ot tho esteemed Chi.
Trio, says the revolt was caused
by the peasants finding out that
the provisional government had
nothing to do with provisions.
Tes. and presently they'll learn
the Maximalists have nothing to
offer but maxims.
Farmers are too busy Just
now to talk about corn hunkers
and their wages, but the debate
will be taken up again next
Psetty soon Omaha and the
ras' company are going Into
xecutlva session over prices and
Sixteenth street got a dally
Manicuring last week,, whether
i was neeaea or not.
Food censervers needn't
worry: the pries fixers are at
tending to that also.
At Kugel't new city Jail seema
to b among tha missing. '
Are you Ktlckln to the meat-iess-whcatless
STATE TEACHERS GIVE
PROOF OF REAL SENSE
ON CHOICE OF CITIES
No Bright Girl Would Ever
Tote to Hold a
Convention la -Cemetery,
. Now that they have all gone
horns again, and nothing we can
say will have any effect on
their action. The Bumble Bee
wants to go on record .to the
eiieci mat .Lincoln Is not to b
blamed for wanting the teachers.
xr mat gatnertng were assem
bling regularly once a year in
Lincoln Omaha would be after
it with all Jts powers.
Programs do not contain a lot
that is of especial attraction to
tho outsiders, but, oh, man!
When recess time comes, and
the school ma'ams go out on
the street to hunt up something
to eat, what a parade la there.
Omaha's streets are well Crowd
ed all tha time with neatly
dressed , and attractive looking
Hrufjie, ,nu we otvs mo prei
uest gins ever seen In public.
but the visiting teachers are
noticeable In all tha crowd.
Wo don't blahie Lincoln . for
wanting them. v
But any girl who's smart
enough to teach school In .Ne
braska Is too blamed smart to
vote to meet In a graveyard.
Now superfluous groceries are
to be' Oslerlxed, or something
Just as good, to the end thatfeiot
so many of them will exist. It
will not ' worry ..customers any
ir only the tightenlng-up
process results In letting down
the prices a little, and wo will
all sing the old refrain:
On the wings of
Love I fly '
From groceree to .
The Omaha stick-up man who
wandered away to St. Louis and
got shot while plying hia trade
should have had better . sense.
He should have stayed at home,
where he could work among
A fine crop of suggestions Is
coming out of the city hall.
mostly covering mstters that
might' have been attended to.
last summer. But no election
was in sight then.
DOWN. - "
That school bond election gave
ths best Imitation of Davy
Crockett'! coon seen In these
parts In-quite a spell. It cams
down with real grace.
V 1 BUM.
No matter what tha outcome
it must be admitted the Rum
Demon had his own kind of a
time ovec in Ohio,
?, ' .. - J ; -
OMAHA GETS A CLEAft
ML FROM ARMY MAN
AS TO MORAL STATUS
No i Chemically ' Pure, "t But
Clean Enough to Meet
Army Idea, of
-' 'An, army ' investigator -'earns
auu louna oui something
most Omaha folks - already
knew that th ,ftw i- --i.
- i . . "
ably clean from a moral as well
He. Was lnnkin fn. h'.f
falls of sin and the dens,-of
Iniquity '.some , of the black-
uengni in telling the
world ' about as abounding in
Omaha. ' M Is - anrph - .nnvil-..
him. that he could report to his
superiors me ract that Omaha
Is a good place to train the
.We don't set un in h. .h.v.
(1.44 per cent pure, but It's some
comfort, to meet up with an ex-
hr . Ini'.ltl.eln, rnrhn ....... !. -
that we touch the standard set
' At that, some folks won't be
" 1 PRICES.
k.. .. , t . .
j r,- xruuver migni learn some
thing to his advantage by visit
ing some Omaha housewives,"
and hearing hat they have to
say on the' subject of prices.
Ditto Mr". Garfield. What these
good women wouM like to see,
and they are supported by their
husbands in this,', would be a
regulation that would keep
things from going up. ,
"Doe Eumney Is Aack from
a trip to tho-"north Voods" in
Canada, where ha enjoyed his
annual outing very much.
"Tes," said tha genial doo to
the interviewer, . "I had , good
luck lots of same . and fish.
I killed a moose, I also killed
another moose." : - i.
, vJtBILATIOX. ;
.Our" Iaq friends are Just get-
tlug steamed up for a regular
Jubilee - over the result in New
Tork, which all admit was some
result Its will do a lot of "old
mossbacks good to see the girls
A local patriot seeks divorce
from his wife because) she likes
to dance - and he doesn't. .We
would say -she Is lucky to be rid
In spite of the busy booze
sleuth, travel between Nebraska
and Missouri points has not
been cut off entirely.
Tommy Toy says he Isn't wor
rying about Christmas he's got
a new Toy at heme as It Is. It's
a boy, and came Thursday night
IN OUR TOWN.
Rom MMUw tsmm mmX a4a.J
'Tern Flynn la homo from c
trip to Kansas. , it
P.n1 . ir . . . r
...... .nu.na was out ei .
the city several daya laat week.
.Cap Adams is figuring on a
celebratton at the Auditorium ft
week from. Monday.
, Johnny Maher has had a rids
In tho balloon, showing It pays
to be in the army.
Charley Bedwell was out to
lodge last week, ths first tima
since he moved into town.
Mr. W. A. Rourka has gons to
Louisville to talk over base bait
matters with some interested
, J. Ia Baker says Cuban cus
tomers will have to coots with
better references than Just cash
in hand hereafter.
' Harrv Wnlf mnA vMnb
are laying off; they let another
week m hv1 witVimit ...tin. .
lease on the city hall site.
Tom Kelly sang for tha t earth.
era last week, snd hurried back
to Cincinnati, wondering what
elso happened after he started
for Omaha. , , .
Colonel Lou Adams Is talking
ot going to Hastings this week:
SO also are Hal'.,, mntt '
Doc Clark. This is not news
It's a warning. ..
fill tit til. ln,.,.a,lM. .1 l ,
at .Sixteenth and Farnam last
ween was an argument between
J. J. tmnnor and tha traffic
cop, J. J. must have won. for
the last noted by ye editor the
officer was writing him out.
dinlrtma Tt'a . l.k ,
. - - auww JU ,,
wasn't the other way around.
tor men tne cop never would
havs known what It waa ha had.
; . cute. ' ""' "V .
The 'clear counter rlrl at mm
of the hotels sold 2-cent stamps
ior cents each to some wis
drummer whn 1 n. w t v..
age rate had been Increased.
What else they know now may
- Christmas Is seven weeks off
yet but yon can kick in for a
Red Cross soldier box any time.
Kerensky had a llttlo' goat,
He let It run the street.
The Bolebevikl saw tha thlaf;
And swept it off its feat.
The kaiser heard tho tale la eJT
time, T jT
And chortled loud with glee:
"Tho Russians hit poor Nikky
But they war good to as
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