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. By EDWARD BLACK.
Home Life of the-Leffingwella.
Mrs. Leffingwell f had caught her
hand in mouse trap which the gen
eralissimo of the; Leffingwell billet
had set In she "pantry (without the
- knowledge of. other member of the
jamily She restrained an inclination
to make an outcry, as the suefdenness
of the affair was aa much of a sur
prise as if Leffingwell had presented
her with a new pair of rvershoes.
There was a refreshing novelty about
a mouse trap springing unawares; it
gave her something to think about
and served as a mental relaxation.
Sometimes 'she almost wished that if
Leffingwell would volunteer an ap
probatory comment on her hot bis
cuits or cornbread . she would: feel
repaid for her,efforts. , The ennui of
the humdrum, with a husband taking
. everything as a matter., of fact, bore
heavily at times , upon her jadded
mind, So the mouse trap was a diver
tisement not to be sneezed at. Dur
ing the day she had been talking with
Mrs. Whats-Hef-Name, through an
open window during a sunny hour.
Htr neighbor said she had the best
husband in the world, but he took
everything for granted. He never
scolded, nor did he praise. He went
sforth to his work every morning and
returned at eventide with irritating
: regularity and"tacitumity.
"If he would only scold once In
while, or even start an argument, life
and he would be more interesting. I
don't knowwhether he loves me or
not, because he never tells me," was
"the plaint of Mrs. Whats-Her-Name
Mrs. Leffingwell mused on the
thought that her husband did not
lack in argumentative prowess, even
if his arguments leaned backwards
and were pedantic. ' . v
Leffingwell had "teen reading Be
atrice Fairfax, "Advice to Lovelorn,"
in the column wherein she answeri
questions. His eyes met a query
which read : "My mother and I are
very unhappy because father' is a
brute. Rather than be forced to
brand him such, I have kept my
patience until I, can bear it no longer.
My father is a very selfish man. He
hardly gives any money to the home
and yet when he sees little on the
table he storms at mother." Leffing
well wondered whether the man in
the case might be A. B. Mickle, who
a year ago publicly admitted buying
weevil-infested oatmeal and serving
it to his family on the theory, that
the cooking process put ft quietus on
the weevils. "Give : him ft chance,"
was the answer. of Beatrice Fairfax
to the query.
"Now you've said something. Be-
atrice," thought Lcfhngwell, and he
wanted to say, "That is the trouble
with many wives; they don't give
their husbandsa chance, hardly a
fighting chance; If a jnau brings
home a pound of prunes he is pil
loried even before he has a chance
to explain. , He aid not utter those
words because Mrs. Leffingwell en
tered the room after having spent
fifteen minutes resetting the mouse
trap in which she had caught her
hand.. She observed that her standard-bearer
wished to relieve his mind,
so she gave him the privilege of the
floor.' .,. v: . - !,,
Marv- oasted her chewintr cum on
the back of a book she was reading
so. that she would not make any
noise while her sire was offering his
weekly contribution of wisdom.
"Patience is what the LefHngwells
need, began the man o many mes
sages. "We need patience in every'
day art airs, patience to take up
through the maze of life's irritations
and vexations. . The man or woman
who has patience will win in the
struggle. We must remember that
all things come to him who waits
and pas patience. I want the t-etling
wells to look to lob as their exem
plar. Jab was patient even when he
had corns and toothache.1 We, too,
must have patience in these days of
wartime exigencies; patience to ob
serve the food conservation regula-
ions and patience . to believe that
autocracy will be ground in the mills
of the gods in the fullness of time."
Say, dad, what do you think of
those disappearing beds twe saw
downtown?" naively . inquired Willie,
eager to rout his father's discursive
tendency '' i ,r
s Leffingwell maintained a pose like
Ajax defying the ; Interstate ;: Com
merce commission. 'S,'"'
"Listen," he - continued, to what
Mozart wrote: 'Patience and tran-
Juility contribute more to cure our
istemper than the whole art of
medicine.' And' Michael Angelo said:
'Genius is eternal patience.' "
"Pa, did you ever swap horses in
the -middle i a stream?" was the
next bit of impertinence from the
son of the house. ! !
"I thought Job had boils instead of
corns and toothache," was the meek
, OMAHA;. SUNDAY MQRNING, FEBRUARY .10, 1918.
THE WEEKLY BHHB1S BEE.
. A, STINGER, EDITOR. '
Cotr.municationi en any tople
rcelvd, without postaf : or
sijuture." Non rturnd
" NO AtS AT AN 7 PRICE.
BY THE lUmil SEE
Gforf M. Cohan Miut Guard
Hit Laurel filnca "DaT"
roblowlta Baa Entered
Th . tuceeu of our acenarlo
hint department la 'terrific This
wcek'a hint: llve a ranch fore
man In lov with a airl who
baa Juil ' inherited the ranch
trora her father. 6h epurna
htm. Then a Mexican kldcapa
her. The foreman purauea with
a lot of eowboya and rcuea her.
; Then they (et married.
V;:''-';:::--; WIT," ;
Ttoir doea It coma Jou re
amokinr today, with all thla
enow on tha around?" Colonel
Welch of -the weather "bureau
uked Charts Franke. Charlie
bad a hatr-amoked cigar In hla
mouth. If you think that over
for an hour or two you will
"et" tha joka.
Why refer to U aa the In.
iwrlal German uoverninenti"
- 1 here is an Irapreaalvenea about
than word "'Imrlal" that addi
preatia-e to tha kaUert machine
whenever we urn It Let'a Jut
aay "German tovernmenC
That azpreaaea It fully.
Woman to woman, apeaklnf
of a new hat: "What a darling
oar of a hiitt" Man to man
-Where dja git the lid? Wear
in' on a bet are yaf Goh, ya
Wk like a Bolihevikl er a wild
man from Borneo er aomelbln.
Sam Rothwell. otty garbage
." Inspector, avere he la for Arthur
Mullen for United State aenator.
Mr. Mullen aDne&red rather am
' Un when apprla-d of Sir. Roth
well' aealgna. Black..'' .
W. A Slita Invitei HIe
- Mario Shedloek. famooa Sag'
Hah atory uller. to looooeoaeh
while in Omaha," aaya an even'
lng paper. Thla Jook lntereet-
Hg.,wataon. . ., ?-
Kttre yoa ever noticed with
" what gueto the itewaboya yell
.-"Many Uvea loot!'1 How; tittle
the misfortune of other affect
Thla war lan't going to he ao
bad when we get used to It. Bat
the Mritt 19 year or are going
to be hard.y
Some of thee alien enemlea
can onklder themeelve hicky
that they were only .Interned and
aot Interred. - ,,'t-
- To Rindenburg aay he'n b
- la JParl by April iprU fooll
The Bumbl Bee, thla week,
introduce a new patriotic aong
writer to the world, A"Dave"
i'eblowlta, who ha compoaed
piece and aubmttted It to u.
And why shouldn't "Dave" be
compoaer? He work In The
Bee composing room. )
In Une I, "throwing np bar.
rage fire" doe not mean that
the Boys are alck. It I a mili
tary term. In line 1 of tha
chortle, . "thoir Hue ' i '.getting
thin," refer, of course, to the
German line. Read (or alng) the
first vers and chorus "eon ex
(Tun to Marcning Tnronga
. Oeonrla.) v
All the boy that' over there
are having lota of fun.
Throwing up barrage fire and
clicking off some Hun:
They'll get the kaiser and Hln-
denburg, and may be the
crown prince, too,
Over on their journey to Ber
Choroa ' 1 ' .
Hooray, hooray, their Hn - la
Hooray, hooray, we'll soon be to
Th Tank ar n th firing
And w all know they'll win.
While they're fighting for free
There ar ether versos to the
song. Fortunately The Bumbl
Be na bo room to print them.
We leave "Dave' to yo with
recommendation or mercy.
: : -; J MCRDER.
. Edwin Long, (author of
"How Omaha Got Hlra." wa
asking th ether day how to
pell "peddler." A dangerok
query, a. Thirty years ago
a man wa killed n Waveriy,
Keh In a CI . ut ever that
very ejuettlon. '
"Cook-Coffee Wedding," we
read l.i The Bee' aoeietr ool
umi of laa Frtday.. Mlaa Edna
Iyal coif and Mr,. John
Bradford Cook were Joined In
holy wedlock at Chadron, Neb.
And- the . wedding 1 took plaee
on "home economic day," too,
ram trie sugar. ' -
There is no truth In the rumor
that gas masks will be supplied
to the- public for th coming
TALE OF A WORD THAT '
WAS WORKED TO DEATH
Welcomed Everywhere) a Few
Month Ago, It I Voir
Old, Threadbare and
'Aren't you getting positively
sick f that word camouflage.
Poor Camouflage) He Just been
worked- to death. A few months
ago he emigrated to this coun
try from bis native France. A
fine, sprightly lad he was, ao
well aet op. ao "clean out" like
a clothing ad chap.
Everybody loved blm. Ha waa
received Into the beat aoclety,
He was In business house, of
fice, at social tea and ban
quet. HI nam waa on every
And now look at the poor
fellow. He I utterly spoiled by
all thla .adulation. Ha Is "old
tuff,' a bromide. W are thor
oughly tired of him even though
he 1 French. We wince when
ever we nee him. liven the
pleasant Prenehy sound of hla
name haa ceased to Uckl our
tongue. ' i
Th poor chap 1 pasee. He
item to be Buffering from a
general breakdown. A hospital
or home for worn-out wcrd Is
th beet plac for him.
Back to the trench ana the
big gun. M. Camouflage. They
need you ther. w love you
for the service you ar doing
over there, but not here.
Au revctr. cemoutlag. Ke
tournea, s'll vous plait,, quaad
la guerre est over.
Take an example from th
editor of The Bumble Be. He
never eat .wheat bread whea
he can get corn bread, graham
bread or rye bread. He ha ap
proximately 16 meatlesa meal
a week. He ha Zl porklesa
meals a week. He hasn't eaten
aa egg for month. He feels
better than before he cut out
wheat ana) rneat, ,
To Anxloue Inquirer: NeTne
name of the aecretary of the
tat thrift atamp canfpalgn la
not Barry O'Palmer but Harry
O. Palmer, the "O" rtandtng for
"Osoar" or "Oswald" or some.
think Ilk that. He was not
bora In Ireland.
Among other things, this' la
a war to tak the "1" out of
kaiser, the "junk" out of Junk
er, the "h " eut of H laden-
burg, th "mar" out of aub.
marine, th "imp ot of Im
perlal god th "ton" out of
8 tone. , . -
- day .',.
W keep without a sigh.
W only hop Herb Hoover
Prescribe day without pi.
IN OUR TOWN
Havs yon carried horn any
groceries In the last month t
Howard' Saxton, assistant
United fcitate attorney, la (port
ing a pyrotechnic necktie. The
color scheme Include robin'
egg blue, bottle fly green, sun
set, yoliow, royal' purple and
Tom . Falconer of the school
board la the first man to get an
Active organisation behind hint
'eloner. Th . falcon I a swtft
flylng bird. . ( -.
Ed Black caught a mouse In
his desk and then took It In, and
showed It to Misse Fleishman,
Kennerly and Nattlnger of the
k, woman a. department.
Teacher ought to laaka Ed stay
Cap. Ralph Doud, assistant
adjutant at Camp Dodge,-was In
Omaha (for . a short visit. Nine
month ago Ralph wa only a
reporter. Hj looks a handsome
as the soldiers In the magazine
ads, Oreater pratsa It la Impo
sibie to Imagine. . '
Miles Qreenblood, who writes
cutles on th . World-Herald,
trie to explain why his paper
waa two hours- later than Th
Bee In telling about th
Jewelry store robbery, the cap
ture of the five bandit by th
police and the shooting of
Frank Rooney, He jump on The
Bee s police reporter. Mr, Ken.
nebeck, who wa In th house
.on North Fourteenth avenue
with the police while the shoot
ing waa going on and actually
telephoned the first aocount
from "the telephone in the house.
Mr. Oreenleaf. - unable to find
any better "alibi," rave because
Kennebeck need the Tirst per.
sonal pronoun In telling exactly
what he. eaw in the battle, tan
sou see any superior virtue in
Jlr. Oroenleat profuse use of
the editorial "We"- over Mr,
Kennebeck's us of th singu
lar "I"? It 1 a pitiful attempt
to explain why th world
Herald was o badlj VseootMtd"
on th biggest locAl atory of
A well-known grain magnate
and hla wife who returned last
week from California wer
searched br federal officer en
route for "boose." Nona wa
found. Th funny part 1 tbat
both ar prominent In prohlbl
tlon activities. Tbey man
think It waa "funny," though,
When you lobk at. General
Pershing and Orover Cleveland
Alexander and Fred Fulton and
Joe S tec her and "Waboo feam
Crawford -you wonder whether
aU the great men in the, world
come from Nebraska.
emendation" by Mary,v who had been
an Innocent bystander. f .
Mrs. Leffingwell had been holding
a sector of the home circle. She di
rected a few words toward - Henry
for old time's sake. ' f-
"In your bromidtc frenzy - you
overlooked the thought that patience
may cease to .be a virtue which I
think is the case in this house," she
began. Leffingwell had 4o prop his
chin to keep from having a down-m-the-mouth
appearance. "You would
not recognize patience if it - was
mounted in heroic proportions in a
flood "of light and even if you had
your spectacles on," she continued.
"It'a me who exereisei the patience
in this house, or wt Would- have
chaos from sun to sun. I take it that
you imagine yourself al the apotheo
sis of patience, a paragon 01 patience.
You are about as patient as, a hun
gry boy at a Sunday school picnic."
''Say, ma, what is a perfect 36? I
was just reading about it," was the
question with which Willie succeeded
in making his elders laugh in spite
of their contentious colloquy.
Mary struck up, Sweet Adeline
on her piano, the family gathered
around and raised their voices in
song, Miry recovered her chewing
gum from the back pt the book, the
mouse trap in tne pantry sprung,
and gentle night once more looked
down , upon the Leffingwell dormi-
No Sliver In Glass. s
A boy 4 years and 9 months old
was being given an intelligence test
at school headquarters. He tested 6
yeafs and 4 months. The, examiner
asked him this question: ' : ' s.
"What is the difference between
wood and glass?" - -. '
He replied: "Wood has slivers and
glass does not have slivers." ' '
Heard En Passant - V ?V
"Why idon't you spend that dime
you found r.
. I bought a ctucKen tor tomorrow;
cost me $1.05.
"Up in the aisle, please, everybody
uo in the aisle 1
"Any religion is better than none.
"Did you see that green silk shirt?
Think 1 11 get one for my man. v '
The way to beat ' tha war
profiteer I not to patronise
them. , Don't go Into the 10
cent ahlnlng parlor. Walk
around th corner to tha S-ccnt
White It Isn't absolutely nee.
essary to be named Tom to get
a federal job, atlll we have Tom
Flynn. Tom Allen. Tom Hunger
and Torni Carroll.
GOT HI M
Loves His Bull Dog
It is just as hard to account for
hobbies of people as it is to account
for their likes and dislikes or for
their tastes. Even in war times peo
ple cling to their hobbies. Joy Sut
phen of the Brandeis theater laughed
when asked what his hobby might t)?,
BulIdoKs are any hobby, he de
clared. Then, he ; descant noon the
suDerioritv oi bulldogs as a - hobby.
One would have thought he- was ex
tolling the virtues of some theatrical
attraction, so enthusiastic did he ex
pand on this diversion, une may
learn much from bulldoes. 'The bull
dog teaches one tenacity, determina
tion, and serves as an object lesson
in pep," he went on. "I have five
bulldogs and I want to say they are
the 'only kind of canine pets worth
i ? ti .1.:-.-. . .
navinc lucre is aumciiuuK , m
bulldog, I mean individuality, if you
would pardon the use of the word.
If vou had made hobby of bulldogs
as I have done, you would have ob
served that a bulldof is very decided
in its likes and dislikes. If it likes
vou. there is no mistaking the attach'
ment, but if it does not like you, you
will also know it and the -attachment
will be of a different sort I like to
look into a bulldog' face, for it is a
study in canine disposition. And, say,
would you believe it when I telr you
that a bulldog can think? They
think after a manner of their own and"
their sagacity at times is remarkable.
Some folks think that air a bulldog
thinks about is to fight, but that is
an egregious error, and I use 1 the
word egregious advisedly, having
consulted Ralph Hayward on the sub
ject to if you want a real lively and
instructive hobby, just get a few bull
dogs and give them a good home."
By A. EDWIN LONG. :'l
: Toy battleships J clashed,, fought,
battled and sank 'one another years
ago in the mud ponds around Dewitt,
la. Diminutive navies churned the
brown waters into foam, while the lit
tle admiral sat on the bank directing
the fight with a long willow, stick, v .
The little admiral was C B. Brown,
Omaha jeweler and Rotarian.
" Born in a log house aear-AngpJa,
Ind With few advantages, he early
developed a mechanical tendency of
mind. He gathered about him all the
wornout clocks: m the community
disembowled them, and used ' the
works to' propel . his ships. "Such a
navy as he builtl It waa the marvel
of all the boys in the township.- The
boats would propel themselves clear
across the pond, would breast - any
wind, and would' cleave the , waves
with a soft rippling purr. ; j ; ; :
- Brown's only other diversion was
frolicking with the family' big New
foundland dog. , The 'dog saved him
frnm beinrr lost on the biff farm when
Se was not 3 years old." The lad tod
led away anj his mother "wrung-her
hands for hours, until the father came
home and discovered the dog sitting
dreamily in the big oats 'field a half
mile away. When the hired roan got
to the spot, the dor "arose Bristled
his back and showed his teeth. There
Hay the sleeping boy, but the man
flared not toucn mm. - tnc oov a uwh
falhjer had to go to the dog before
the cfcild could be touched.
But with all his capacity for turn
ing clocks into dreadnaughtsi crown
was nevertheless stuffed behind 'the
counter in his father's drug store in
be" hard to guess, so the secret might
just as well be out -.It, is gualifyirrg ,:
for, Boy.Scout.rrterit hadges:. tThere
are something -iikV.linef . of actii
ity for which these merit badges way
be . received jand rltj is, .possible valv
though not probable,. that one person
could win 6d badgesri Mr. Welch has
been awarded five or six and is work
ing on several more. ', As, soon as h
has completed .one, he' goes after, an- ;
other. It requires v sofne practical
knowledge r to qualify for r-thes
badges, r. Welch was awarded
merit badge for automobiling,-whicfc
means that.he has a working knowj-
edge of 'the mechanism o.f an auto- .
mobile and can rrjake ; ordinary re-'
pairs; can .take the critter apwt and
put it together again so that it will
run.. He. has qualified in horseman
ship, indicating that . he' knows; the
points of a horse and can minister to'
a horse in time of ;sickness or' accident-
Handicraft .is another subject
on which" he has proved his right to
a merit badge. This line of activity ;
includes : knowledge of manythmgs ,
incident ' to the ypkeep of interior
anrl exterior of a house, from hang-
Ling a Picture . to driving a nail with-
r ' ' .' . a., .. V T.T 1 am.
out smasning your lomuu. nc uu.ua
i merit badee for chemistry and an
other for business and ; still another
for dairying. Any one of these hob
bies mjght be enough for the average
man. to have at one time. . v.
Humorists tell -us that a police offi
cer is always late; - If this, statement
has any foundation ; in fact,-, Lon
Troby, desk offifcer at the central sta
tion, is a shining exception to the rule.
For, Long's himself a example of
promptness,-and criticizes in -no uri
qer,tain terms any of his fellow offi
cers who are tardy. Possessing-an
ironic humor, j Lon is noted for his .
funny quips and mirthful remarks.".
Recently a call was received at the '
station,;stating that a Syear-old- boy
had1 been injured, and requesting the
patrol to"- hurry, to the scene. ".The ,
regular "wagon" : was busy; and - the
emergency car was out bf" commis
sion, but finally a substitute was found
and Lon -was told td-gctron the case
with ' the pojice -,surgeon. v But :4here
was no hurrying that car. It bucked
and wheezed, backfired and coughed,
while Lon sat impatiently ph the back
seat and fumed. Tht drtination. was
finally reached, and the boy. cared for. ,
In making a report of theYcase,Xon
asserted that , the. boy .became of age
before the arrival of the, car. , v.r.v '.
i Several 'years 'ago,' when LW. was
"walking a beat," he. sent.; in an-accident
call.- .While waiting . -for ,the
"wag6h " however, the tnan .wa at
tended and had .-been removed to-Jhi
hospital when the patrol.i arrived.
The police 'surgeon came, bustling out
of; the car-and inqJired for '-the pa
tient, Lon shook his head sadly. "I's
no use( doc, the poor man died . of
old age and -was buried." , ; r
' If you gOjdown to Hanscom fiark '
on. a certain morning eachi week this,
winter you can Jsee- Manager Willed
Ledoux ofthe Empress; theater , cut
ting fancy (capers on the ice. , Mr Le;
ddux,is one of the fanciest , catch-as'-
catch-cart skaters in , Omaha. ' He
bought shimself a, new pair of' skates
last .week and. is going to try some
new "figures. .. ; ,- ; ... ..i.-.. .
"I use Canadian hockey skates,",, he
said. " "They are, the easiest to.weat,
although I find one cannot Skate as
much. in a fancy manner as on other
skates. ; But for speed, la. la 1 they
are tres splendid."f (Note the French
words.)-'- ' ' ' "
' Mr. Ledoux doesn't stop. "with the
simple stunts like cutting figure eights
on the1 ice. He starts out and.cuts
the word-'Empress" and he may even' .
go ahead and write out ihe whole cur-t
rent bill on- the ice -with his 1 nimble
I skates. If they just'.could put ice on
the Empress stage he; might go on
and do a bully good act all hy.him-
seif. . '
1 Lee- Bridges,' city building inspec
tor," has a hobby of war maps.- He
saves these maps - which -appear- in
newspapers and magazines and keeps
an outline of the great war theater
before, him in his office,'; After read
ing his newspaper In, the morning, he
devotes a few minutes to his maos
and finds this n interesting way'-tjn
which to maintain an intelligent ir
preciation of the vastness of the great
conflict He knows the strategic irn
portance of most of the places' which
have been. - mentioned in the -dispatches
from time to time. -?
"This gives a fellow sortie-idea' of
what is going on over there .and then
yon have a better understanding, of
what you read about the ' war" re
marked Mr. Bridges, ", ;
John Grover of the weather-bureau
considers" that day lost on which he
doesn't' buy a stack of magazines.
It's his hobby. He buys the Mpnday
Evening "Post and Somebody'sand
the Unpopular" and Long Stories and
The City Gentleman and the Unscien-
tific American and Sharper's and the
Pacific Monthly. ..-.s.::---.' . .;.
Nobody knows when he gets time to
DeWilt, la., where he washed bottles,
shook up medicines and fitted corks
for a few years.' Rolling pills did not
suit him. He longed to get away and
dabble with clock works.
' A traveling man named Larry Mc
Mahon, a jolly good fellow, nsed to
visit the. drug-store ,. Brown confided
. , a 'a v w r swv t v ew w
m Jtarry the tact tnat ne wisneo to i reafj tj,em alL' Maybe he just looks
tamper with clock works ana - wake rt the pictures.' Anyway, he a a great
watches instead of reading drug la
bels all his life. -i
"I'll fix if says Larry. -So
Brown, eot a job in . the Ray
mond jewelry otore at Clinton, la. He
tinkered at watch repairing and got
his board and clothes as pay.
AVh'ea Raymond moved to Omaha
Brdwn came with him and continued
to insert mainsprings and patch up
escapements. He became head watch
maker and stuck with . the firm 2l
As a mature watchmaker he broke
away -fromJthe firm and began busi
ness for himself. HeTiocated at Six
teenth and Farnam, where he has
clung tenaciously,even though the old
building -has been salvaged and the
new United States National bank
built over his. head. : ' .
In the course of hjs experiments at
the bench he developed a systemof
changing the old key-winding watches
to stem winders. The old key wind
ers began to' flow'to' him in' a steady
stream for regeneration. General
Brook, then in command of the De
partment of the Platte, brought an
exceptionally, high-priced watch in for
repairs. -It wa j a watch given him
bT-his-ataff officers and- was--hand
somely engraved.' Brown advised him
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to have it made into a stem winder.
He did and was amazed at the work
man ship. ivj , ::: "' ,
With vthe consent of the""; geleraj
Brown, photographed the. watch ar
issued .as pafeipf-let -with ' the illustra
tions., Housed general BrookVname
in his advertising.. The next day .a ca
tarrh specialist of Omaha burst intc
the jewelry store with his thumb; on .
the page of the pamphlet containing 7
the picture and the story of tlje gen- .
eral's watch. . .. ' ; . , ; .
- Brown, shouted the catarrh spe
cialist, "you're a wonder. If' I -"coold
say of ' General Brook's nose;-what
yott say hereof his watch, I'd givea
check for $5,000 before sundown..
The days of -making key 'winders
Omaha Brown developed into pro-i ;y
prietor of a big jewelry, business in- "
stead of merely the watchmaker, lit
hires, his watchmalcintr - ilfln-'tiAw
though, for the sake of sentimint- he '
stui keeps his tools of years ago and
has thousands ot dollars worth ioi
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