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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 9, 1918)
THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 9, 1918.
600 GALLONS OF
INTO THE GROUND
Accumulation is Destroyed by
Federal Authorities, As
sisted by Soldiers at
Six hundred gallons of whisky was
destroyed under direction of Deputy
United States Marshal Quinley at
Fort Crook Friday.
Quinley went to the fort with an or
der from Federal Judge Woodrough.
In the presence of Colonel Settle and
other officers the liquor was poured
out and allowed to sink into the
ground. A squad of soldiers did the
work. A crowd of onlookers kept to
the windward side of the liquor snif
fing the fumes energetically.
The whisky was captured by gov
ernment officers in various ways and
at various places. All of it was
shipped into the state in violation of
the Reed admendnient. The federal
officials have been sending it to Fort
Crook as it accumulated, expecting
that it could be used in war work.
Too Low Grade,
An order was received from Adju
tant General Wilson stating that the
'"booze" could not be used. It is not
of high enough grade and guaranteed
purity for hospital use and it would
viiot pay to distill the alcohol out of
it. A large amount of alcohol is used
in manufacturing smokeless powder,
but this, says the adjutant general,
lias to be of the highest test and purity.
me ujv gallons destroyed 55U
gallons were captured in one carload,
which was shipped here from Mis
souri, billed as macaroni. Much of it
, was in bottles of various sizes. The
greater part was in kegs. Quinley had
the bottles broken and the bungs
knocked out of the kegs.
OMAHA BANKS RALLY
TO CALL OF M'ADOO
Financial Institutions Will Buy
Treasury Certificates in
Advance of Next Lib
. Treasury certificates bearng 4 per
cent interest will be bought in large
numbers at once by the banks and
trust companies of Omaha. All Omaha
banks and trust companies have re
ceived a 400-word telegram from Sec
retary McAdoo urging them to buy
these certificates, which go out now
in advance of the next issue of Lib
The Omaha Clearing House associ
ation has been called by President
Millard to meet this afternoon, when
the bankers will talk over the issue
of treasury certificates and will de
cide how many of these the respec
tive banks of Omaha will take.
Ihese certificates bear interest at
4 per cent, the same as Liberty bonds,
and are convertible into Liberty bonds
ot the next issue. Some uf the
Omaha banks have already purchased
of these certificates in large numbers,
but will take more.
Secretary McAdoo is asking that
the banks and trust companies
throughout the country buy these cer
tificates now because hj is not ready
immediately to float another Liberty
loan. He is asking that $500,000,000
ot these certificates be purchased by
the banks of America every two weeks
tor a period of 90 days.
The bank, will purchase these and
then sell out many of them to their
customers, though they will keep the
greater part ot tlicm themselves.
ihe certificates are dated today,
February 8, and pear interest from
MEN TO CARRY ON
Life insurance men all over Ne
braska are organizing for a 30-day
campaign or the sale of thrift stamps
through the insurance companies and
their selling organizations
At a meeting Friday noon at the
Omaha Chamber of Commerce 35
general agents of life insurance com
panies in Omaha met with Ward M.
Burgess, state director of war sav
ings. Mr. Burgess outlined the plan
O. H. Menold of the New York Life
was made chairman of a committee of
three to be appointed to assist Mr.
Burgess in working out the pran.
On February 19 a meeting of gen
eral agents of the life insurance com
panies of the state is to be held-in
Omaha to perfect the plans for the
State Director Burgess told the men
lie looks for congress soon to author
ue the unlimited sale of War savin a
stamps and he believes that if this is
oone ana people are encouraged to
put all their savings into war stamps
oui.ii voiumc oi war mnds will be
produced as will make other set cam
J,?urgess bel'fves this would
yield $10,000,000,000 a year and that
iJl? Stm? ,t0Seth" with the $5,000,000,.
WO which will come in as revenue
Irom excess profit tax would make
enough money to take care of the an
nual war needs.
Many Rail Employes Are
Affiliated With Y. M. C. A.
Railroads have compiled the data on
the number of employes who are
affiliated with the Young Men's Chris
tian associations. In the United States
there are 268 associations that are
supported wholly or in part by the
At this time the railroad member
ship qf the Young Men's Christian as
sociations approximated 125,000 and
their atttydance at the association re
ligious meetings during the year ag
gregated 804,567. Of the total num
ber of members in these associations
8,505 live in the dormitories, ajid an
average of 19,187 took their daily
meals in the lunch rooms.
Navy Men Tame Pigeons for
Use as Carriers on Ships
Chief Watertenders Samanson and
Schmidt, assigned to the Omaha na
val recruiting station, are attempting
to tame pigeons for use as carriers
when they return to ships. Every
day at noon a large flock cf pigeons
come to the windows of tie station
in the Paxton block, wjiere a big feed
, The birds are becoming domesti
cated and the appearance of a navy
uniform at the window is a signal for
a rush to the window ledge. Several
of the birds will now eat from the
hands of the sailors. It is planned to
buy carrier pigeons and train them in
Ward M. Burgess, state war savings
director, has reorganized his execu
tive committee, including a number
of new men. The committee meets
every Tuesday afternoon at the
Omaha National bank and other
k times at the call of the state director.
The committee is now constituted of
the following men: Ward M. Bur
gess, Guy C. Kiddoo, Harry O.
Palmer, Robert H. Manley, Charles
T. Kountze, Frank C. Builta, H. T.
McCormick, Guy H. Cramer and Jo
Major Kennedy to be Guest
Of Honor at Fraternity Dinner
Major Frank M. Kennedy of Fort
Omaha is tc be the guest of honor at
a banquet given by the Omaha Alumni
association of the Alpha Tau Omega
fraternity for members of the frater
nity stationed at Fort Crook and Fort
Omaha Saturday night at the Univer
sity club. Major Kennedy is a mem-
, ber of the "Gamma Tau" chapter of
the fraternity at the University of
Wisconsin, from which he was gradu
ated in 1908,
Ice in Missouri River is
Reported Breaking Up
Railroad men coming in from the
south say that in the Missouri river,
as far north as Leavenworth, the ice
has begun breaking, up and is run
ning out. From Kansas City, they
say the channel of the stream is
clear of ice.
In the vicinity of Plattsmouth the
ice in the Missouri has begun to
break up and in many places is piling
up along the shore. For several miles
up stream from its mouth the Platte
river is breaking and the ice begin
ning to move. Where the Burlington
and Missouri Pacific roads cross the
stream, near La riatte, the ice is
weakening and is bulging up in the
center. At both of the bridges sec
tion men are using dynamite, break
ing the ice into small cakes in order
that it may run out as soon as the
channel is cleared.
Out in the state the warm weather
of Wednesday and Thursday melted
a greater portion of the snOw, soak
ing the ground thoroughly and con
verting the ravines and draws into
good sized streams. The colder
weather has checked the thawing and
it is reported that the water is run
ning off without cauling any damage.
County Food Head Says He'll
Rule "Withour Fear or Favor"
Each report of violation by grocers
of the regulations of the federal food
administration is being investigated
in Omaha and Douglas county by
County Food Administrator Oscar
"I am investigating all resorts of
violations, even the anonymous ones,"
said Mr. Allen. "The names of those
who make reports will be kept in con-
tiaence by the administration.
"I have taken some little time to
familiarize myself with my duties in
this office, and now I feel that I am
well posted as to what they are. The
food administration has a wide range
of power to enforce its regulations,
and I as county food administrator
expept to enforce them without fear
Wants to Locate Kinfolk
Before Going "Over There"
James Cliarizio, Company H, 108th
United States infantry, Camp Wads-
torth, ipartanslitrg, i. C, has written
a letter to United States Marshal
Flynn, asking for information about
Mickele and Rosa Cliarizio, his father
and mother, and about Tefina, Camina
and Crescieivzia, his brother and sis
ters. "I may soon be leaving for France
and I would like to find the where
abouts of my people, so that if they
are in want I can help them. They
came to s country from Naples in
November," 1917, and I have lost track
of them. I would be glad to pay a
reward of $25 for information con
Pool Hall Men Warned by
Police Judge to Obey Law
B. B. Davis, 318 South Tenth street,
and Sam Fair, 524 South Tenth street,
were in police court Friday morning
on ac harge of operating pool halls
after hours. They asserted that the
hours prescribed by the fuel adminis
trator were not favorable to their
business and that they wished to open
later in the day and close later at
night They were told to consult the
fuel administrator regarding a cjjange
of hours, butthat in the meantime
they must obey the law and remain
Women Won't Be Able to
Resist These Wonderful
Julius Orkin Makes Sweeping; Re
ductions for Saturday's Great
Up to $25 Coats to go at $10.
Up to $45 Coats to go at $22.75.
Have you been waiting for Coat
prices to reach their lowest possible
point before buying? If so, Saturday
is the time for astion quick action.
Julius Orkin has made Coat prices'
about the smallest thing yott ever
encountered. Up-to-minute styles did
not retard the price cutting. Coats
must be cleaned out, and cleaned out
Saturday Now here's a pointer
Select a Coat Saturday because
next winter Coat prices will seem un
reasonable when compared with this
season's prices. Saturday Coat Prices
strike rock bottom at this store
Saturday is your Coat-Buying Op
portunity. JULIUS ORKIN,
1508-151O Douglas St.
NORTH SIDE OF STREET.
Tw p5siD Event
12,000 Beautiful Spring Scarfs
Richest Silks in Neuest Patterns
WE MADE ONE OF THE BEST purchases of Scarfs in
many seasons when we bought this lot. They were made
by one of the best manufacturers in the East, and because
of a cancelled order, we obtained these Beautiful Scarfs at
such a concession that we are able to offer
95c tO $1.50 Scarfs at
$1.50 tO $2.50 Scarfs at g,
We went into the market very early, and, because we buy in big quanti
ties and for spot cash, this lot of 12,000 Scarfs was offered to us at an extreme
ly low price. It is another evidence of the immense buying power and prestige
of this establishment. '
Finest quality Silks, in Persian,
flowered effects, Roman stripes, etc.
About 7,000 of these Scarfs all well
tailored, made with "slip-easy" band and
large open end four-in-hand shape. All
the very newest patterns and beautiful
silks. None worth less than 95c, and
many worth more than $1.50.
5,000 of these Scarfs, all hand made
by one of the best manufacturers in the
business. Finest quality foreign and do
Beautiful Italian and, Swiss patterns,
also neat figures and stripes and plain col
ors. In point of making, there are no bet
ter Scarfs to be obtained at any price.
Two Remarkable Shirt Offerings for Saturday Also
-We have grouped togeth
er all the broken lots of
our regular $1,50 and $2.00 Shirts. Some
are slightly mussed, but otherwise perfect.
Not all sizes in any one style, but all sizes
in the group. Very exceptional value, at
-200 dozen assorted Shirts
broken stock of $2.00
and $2.50 values. Laundered and soft
French cuff .styles. Fine Percales, Jap
Crepe, Fiber Silk and Satin Striped Pon
gees; all sizes in the lot, but not in any one
style. A chance to stock up for Spring.
And after this season this is probably the last time you"
will see anything like these prices on Coats of this quality
Hart Schaf fner & Marx Overcoats
And the Very Best for Your Money
Buying an Overcoat right now, is making an investment against a positive rise
in all clothing in another year. Even if the war ends quickly, you will have to pay
much more for clothing of every description ttexkseason.
Do not figure on the wear time you have this season alone, although we are due
for many cold days and weeks yet before Spring actually smiles from these skies
but take into consideration that you are making a saving that will add to your bank
account when another year rolls around.
Kerseys, Meltons, Vicunas and Imported Scotch Tweeds
In Chesterfield Models and Ulster Models
Blacks, Grays, Browns, Greens, Tans and Navy Blue
Single and Double Breasted Styles for . Every Man
One Lot of 100 Black Kerse Overcoats, at $18.00 Each
And a Big Group of Spring Suits at $29.50
" Will Be Placed On Sale Saturday
Hundreds and hundreds of men took advantage of this
unusual offering last week and now, to give those who failed
to share the same chance, we offer the balance at same price.
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