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.THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1918.
WILL CEASE WORK
Northwestern Receives Orders
From President Aishton,
Assistant to McAdoo; Ad
vertising Cut Out.
All solicitation of freight and pas
senger business will cease April 1.
This is the instruction received at the
general offices of the Northwestern,
from President Aishton of the Chi
cago office, who is Director McAdoo s
assistant in the central railroad zone
of this district. Officials of other roads
are looking for similar instructions
within the' next few days.
Two months ago a tentative order
to discontinue the solicitation of bus
iness was issued by Mr. McAdoo and
shortly afterward it was modified to
some extent, and solicitors were kept
in the field. Now, the order is be
lieved to be final and the men af
feoted wll be transferred to other
lines of work, at least, that is the pro
posed plan. .
Along with the order which elimi
nates soliciting, there is one that cuts
out advertising of every kind. As to
contracts that have been made for
space in newspapers and magazines,
railroad officials state, they are of the
opinion that the order will automati
cally work a cancellation.
With the elimination of railroad ad
vertising, tht discontinuance of the
railroad folder time card will follow.
Stocks on hand may be used , but
when they are gone, their publication
is to cease.
It is figured that the elimination of
the folder time card will result in a
big saving, running into the hundreds
of thousands of dollars, taking the
railroads as a whole.
According to word from Chicago,
vMr. McAdoj s department is working
out a big saving in tickets that are
to be used between important points.
The department has' worked out the
plan for a universal ticket that is be
ing tried out between Chicago and St.
Louis. It is good on the trains of any
of the roadj operating between the
two cities and is said to be proving
satisfactory with both the railroads
and the traveling public. Tickets of
this kind are expected to appear
shortly in Omaha, to be used, on the
roads operang into Chicago, St.
Louis, Kansas City, Denver and St.
At This Suggestion
The city commissioners are super
stitious, every mother's son. They
are afraid of Friday and the 13th
of the month and they are afraid
of other signs and symbols.
Katherine Worley appeared be
fore the council to urge general in
terest in the annual clean-up to be
held in April. She assisted last
"Let's have it on April 9," the In
nocent Bystander chirped.
The seven commissioners sat up
as if they had been gassed.
"Hold u clean-up day on April 9?
Don't you know that will be p;--mary
day and that the clean-up idea
might be carried by suggestion into
the city hall?" asked one of the
April 16 and 17 were chosen as
OMAHA BOY WHO
FELL IN BATTLE
CIVIC CLEAN UP
April 16 and 17 Are Dates Set
for Annual Campaign
Against Dirt and Un-sightliness.
The city council has designated
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16
and 17, as dates op which the annual
city clean-up will be held.
Omaha Woman's club, Boy Scouts
and the city street and health depart
ments will co-operate.
The city has set aside an appropri
ation of $2,000 to be expended by Su
perintendent Parks of the street main
tenance department, for hauling the
heaps of rubbish which householders
i will place in convenient places, ac-
r ull dress regimental parade was -cording to the plan adopted
spring. Ashes will not ue hauled uy
the city in this clean-up.
Health department inspectors are
now notifying residents to remove ac
cumulations of ashes from their
grounds and alleys. It is explained
that a city ordinance prohibits main-
The following cadet promotions j iots ami ticvs
City Candidate' Campaign Card
Reflect Their Individualities.
held by Central High school cadets
in honor of Russell G. Hughes and
three volleys were fired for the former
high school boy who gave his life for
his country in France. Mr. and Mrs.
F. G. Hughes were guests of honor.
Kansas Wants to Lead in
War Stamps; Sends 'Spy' Here
G. S. Cornell of Kansas City, Kan.,
executive secretary for the Kansas
war savings stamps campaign, arrived
in Omaha Monday to investigate the
means and methods by which the
wonderful showing in that work made
by Nebraska had been achieved. Ne
braska is the first state in the union
in war savings stamp sales, not only
in per capita sales, but in total volume,
as well, while Kansas is third in this
district. Kansas has ambitions to be
come first, so sent Mr. Cornell to
Omaha as a friendly "spy."
Mr. Cornell told The Bee that a
short time ago, while in consultation
with Director O'Kell, who has charge
of the -war savings stamps department
of the Kansas City federal reserve
bank, the latter stated that the insti
tution had been able to give but slight
attention to Kansas and the other
states in the district, because of the
'tremendous demands upon their time
Preacher Answers Theories
Of Infidels on Resurrection
Rev. John M. Dean, at the noon
Easter" meetings in the Boyd theater,
answered the theories of infidels re
garding Christ's resurrection.
"Infidels have told us that the dis
ciples perpetrated a hoax, that they
knew Christ had not arisen. They
have told us that Christ had merely
swooned on the cross and was re
suscitated. "The answer is simple. Men do
not die for what they know to be
a fraud and the disciples suffered
themselves to be crucified, beheaded,
torn to pieces by lions for their faith,
while they were preaching Christ's
resurrection from the dead."
Verifying Certificates of
German Aliens Big Task
The enormous task of verifying the
certificates of the 15,000 German aliens
registered in Nebraska recently is
keeping workers busy at the Omaha
postoffice. The "boneheadedness" of
many postmasters throughout the
state is responsible for more than 50
per cent of the certificates being made
out incorrectly, and these have to be
sent back. One registrant, according
to his certificate, was born in 1868
and came to the United States in 1863.
A German alien by the name of Grady
is one of the features.
Writes of Sammies at Front
F. R. Bumpus of Omaha has a let
ter from his brother-in-law. Major R.
Kmmet Condon, who enlisted from
Topeka, Kan., and is now in France.
The major tells about the thrills of be
ing under fire, and says the Americans
there are almost too anxious to get
into the trenches and into action. He
says that the manner in which Uncle
Sam is providing for his soldiers in
France is wonderful. "As a result," he
said, "they are by far the best cared
for troops in the war.
were announced yesterday:
From first lieutenant or Company O to
captain of Company G, Bruce Cunningham.
From second lieutenant of Company A
to first lieutenant of Company A, Daniel
From private of Company C to second
lieutenant of Company 1, Yivlaa Hover.
From sergeant major of Third battalion
to second lieutenant end acting adjutant of
Third battalion. Peter Ktewlt. '
From senior color sergeant to second lieu
tenant and acting adjutant of Second bat
talion, Maurce Bramman.
From sergeant of Company H to regi
mental quartermaster sergeant. Raymond
From sergeant of Company E to sergeant
major of Second battalion, Heyward
From corporal of Company C to first ser
geant of Company O. Harold Straight.
From sergeant of Company F to first ser
geant of Company H, Louis Metz.
From corporal of Company A to sergeant
of Company B, David Noble.
From private of Company B to sergeant
of Company B, Edward Malsenbacher.
From private of Company C to sergeant
of Company C, Chris Crowell.
From private of Company C to sergeant
of Company F, Robert Dodds.
From private of Company D to sergeant
of Company F. Meredith Kenyon.
From prlvato of Company A to corporal
of Company A, Herman Swoboda.
From private of Company C to corporal of
Company C, Ivan Bastlen.
Frqm private of Company I to corporal
of Company II, Edward Munroe.
From private of Company 1 to corporal
of Company I, Randall VVeeth.
From private of Company I to corporal
of Company I. Milton Johnson.
From captain of Company O to captain
and officer In charge of all musketry and
Instruction and rifle practice. Chester Slater.
From first lieutenant and adjutant of
First battalion to first lieutenant of Com
pany H, Sol Rosenblatt.
From first lieutenant and adjutant- of
Second battalion to first lieutenant of Com
pany D, Ralph Kerr.
From first lieutenant of Company D to first
lieutenant of Company G. Gilbert Olson.
From regimental quartermaster sergeant
to regimental sergeant major, William Ham
ilton. From first sergeant of Company Q to ser
geant major of Third battalion. Myron Price.
From sergeant major of Second battalion
to first sergeant of Company A, Tom Find
ley. From regimental sergeant major to first
sergeant of Company I. Harold Moore.
From sergeant of Company C to senior
color sergeant, Howard Green.
From sergeant of Company B to sergeant
of Company D, Robert Sackett.
From corporal of Company B to corporal
of Company C, Marlon Wilmoth.
The following transfers carry a reduction
From first lieutenant unattached to second
lieutenant of Company A, Richard Ruz
Icka. From first sergeant of Company H to ser
geant of Company E, Russell Funkhouser.
Expert Addresses Council.
Katherine Worley, who worked
with the city last spring and who
represents the Woman's club in the
clean-up campaign, addressed the
"This is a matter of civic pride,"
she said. "We have lost 50 physicians
and 105 trained nurses through the
war, and it is obvious that added re
sponsibilities have been placed on us
who are at home, to see that our city
is kept clean. We should minimize
the house-fly evil by removing the
accumulations of rubbish from lots
and alleys and by cleaning the in
terior of our homes."
Health Commissioner Connel) and
Mayor Dahlman urge citizens tostart
their clean-up work before the dites
set for the formal clean-up work. The
city will haul without cost to house
holders all piles of rubbish which are
placed in convenient locations It
is urged that citizens overhaul their
basements and lesson the dangers of
disease. The health commisvoner
emphasizes the importance of swat
ting the early flies, explaining ihat
a fly killed in time will prevent thou
sands of flies later in the seasin.
Campaign cards being distributed
reflect the individuality of the aspir
ants. "Doc Tanner'' presents a pic
ture of himself in an easy chair of or
nate design. C. L. Mather reminds
voters that he was mayor of Benson
and is interested in "good govern
ment." Frank C. Gardiner states he
is a brick mason, lias resided in Oma
ha 48 years and on the reverse side of
his cards arc the words of "America."
J. Frank Burgess tells how long he
was secretary of the school board
and member of the legislature. Jerry
Howard has "bulletins," which he is
distributing with activity. "This is
an era of fast thinking and rapid ac
tion. It isn't my fault if you can't
comprehend what I say," he told
members of the Knockers' club.
The police have been notified to
apprehend vandals who are destroy
ing and disfiKining window cards of
candidates Miscreants have been
oastinir stickers on Mavor Dahlman's
tliMCA aHi'prc nnticec refrrinr.
to $1.3,716.67, said to have been "squan
dered" by the mayor. "Will Dahlman
put it back? Ask him," these stickers
read. George B. Dyball also reports
that his window cards are being taken
out and destroyed.
Every boy and girl a t the public
playgrounds knows City Commis
sioner Hummel and salutes him as
Don't forget to register for the
primary. The election commissioner's
office will be open until 9 o'clock ev
ery day until Friday, when the
primary registrations will be closed.
Also learn where your polling place
is, as changes have been made since
the last election.
Charges Against Officers
Referred to Commissioner!
Charges filed against Farl C. Risk
and 1'. R. Hiatt of the police depart
ment were referred by city council
to Superintendent Kneel. Chief Dunn.
who tiled charges, alleged that these
policemen last October obtained whis
ky at German home and drank the
liquor in an automobile with two wo
men. Kugel is to report his recom
mendations back to city council.
Swift & Co. Issue Annual
Year Book; Show Meat Figures
Swift it Co.'s year book, recently
issued at the 33d annual meeting of
the stockholders, figures detailing the
company's activities in various
branches during the yast year.
Among other items of importance,
it develops the fact, that live stock
prices have more than doubled in the
past 10 years, though selling price
of the finished product have not risen
proportionately. Exports of beef
products have more than doubled since
1914, while exports of pork products
have increased about 40 per cent.
Swift & Co.'s profits for the year.
1917, were given as $34,6S0,O0O.
B. C. Rowe Appointed Garden
Supervisor; Work With Ihm
B. C. Rowe has been appointed as
garden supervisor with the Board of
Public Welfare. He will co-operate
in war garden work of adults, while
Joe Ihm will work with boys and
Reserve Boys Classes
Winspear Triangle Along
River Front is Surveyed
City planning commission advised
city council that Winspear Triangle,
along the river front, has been sur
veyed with a view of development for
river traffic. The river frontage is
2.700 feet and the area comprises a
tract from Davenport to Locust
streets, Eleventh street to the river.
The Chamber of Commerce has been
interested in developing this district
in connection with the steamboat
British Soldier Says Slackers
Are Worse Than German Spies
"I would rather shake hands with
a German spy than with a, British
slacker," said Sergeant Kerr of the
British recruiting station in Omaha.
Sergeant Kerr has served in the
'first 4ine trenches "over there" and
was wounded twice. He is anrious to
get into the fight again and hopes
to go to the battle front soon.
G. F. Labaugh Dies in South;
Former Member City Council
George F. Labaugh died Sunday at
the home of his son, Charles G. La
baugh, Dallas, Tex., where the death
of Mrs. George Labaug occurred a
few days before.
Mr. Labaugh was at one time a
member of the Omaha city council
and was for several years general
storekeeper for the Union Pacific.
His daughter, Mrs. Charles E.
Smith of Beatrice, who is now in Dal
las, will bring the bodies of her father
and mother to Beatrice, where the
double funeral will be held Thursday
Ask License of Baker
Be Taken From Him
P. O. Weinhold of Grand Island
was' before the federal food adminis
tration of Nebraska Monday after
noon charged with selling rolls and
sweet breads made without the re
quired amount of substitutes for wihte
flour. He pleaded ignorance of the
rules, and his case was referred to
Washington with recommendation
that his license be revoked.
For Farm Work Organized; McDaniel Says He Feel Like
His Old Self Once More
Gains Nine Pounds.
Special classes under the direction
of Miss Carolyn Stringer will be ar
ranged for the Boys' Working Re
serve, it was announced from their
headquarters Tuesday. These classes
will cover all phases of farm work
and are calculated to equip the hoys
for their summer activities much more
rapidly than any other method which
could be devised. The high school
reports that the boys are taking much
interest in the reserve and that they
are enrolling in great numbers.
Frank Bowers, county director for
Sarpy county, predicts that his county
will have 100 per cent enrollment,
while favorable reports are coming
in from other sections of the state as
Three boys enrolled by the reserve
are already now on farms and ready
to begin work. Elmer Cowel' has
the honor of being the first in the
city and state and is now on a farm
near Gretna. Even the little boys
want to enroll and are much disap
pointed when they find there is an age
limit, the directors say.
The employment agency at the
court house reported that they had a
boy enroll for shipbuilding, one of
the places where boys can take the
places of elder men.
Council Decides to Close
Redick Avenue During War
City council resolved to close
Redick avenue, Thirty-first to 'Thirty
fifth streets, for the period oi the
war. This is for the benefit of gov
ernment activities at Fort Omaha.
Sheriff Clark Gives
Gas Outfit to Army
Sheriff Mike Clark Tuesday gave
to Colonel Hersey, commandant at
Fort Omaha, the acetylene gas out
fit which was found following an
attempted robbery of the bank at
Waterloo last October. The outfit,
which consists of a calcium chlo
ride tank, water tank, torch and oth
er accessories is valued at $500 and,
according to Clark, could be used
to advantage in various phases of
war work. The sounding of a bi r
glar alarm frightened away the
would be yeggmen, and, in their
haste, they left goggles, masks and
gloves. Clark will give these also
to the government.
Railroads Will Eliminate
Excursion Business This Year
Wordco mes from the railroad pas
senger men who are at work in Chi
cago, lining up a plan for the opera
tion of trains, with a view to the con
servation of pdwer and equipment
during the war, that acting under the
difection of Director General Mc
Adoo, the excursion business on rail
roades has been eliminated.
Rates rb and from the parks, it is
asserted will continue as in the past,
but the day of 1-cent a mile each way
excursions has gone. The rate for
this season is to be not less than 2
cents a mile, with one exception.
mat exception is to be applied to the
Grand Army annual convention to be
held in' Portland some time during
June or July. For this meeting the
rate will be 1 cent a mile, each way.
Fragrant Flowers Herald
Approach of Easter Day
Easter is almost here.
If you do not believe it, just look
into the pretty flower shops of Omaha
and see the wonderful array of beau
tiful blooms of all kinds.
First of all is the easter lilly, em
blem of purity which leads them all
at this season of the year. Other
potted plants to be seen in the shops
are tulips, hydrangeaceac, hyacinths,
jonquils and azaleas.
Sweet peas are most abundant this
yeariand the green houses are filled
withWiem. Roses of all kinds are in
abundance, as are also carnations.
Then there is the snap dragon and th
Funeral Services for Mrs.
Keeline Wednesday Morning
Funeral services for Mrs. Ar hur
Keeline, who died last Sunday in Chi
cago, will be held at St. Cecelia's ca
thedral Wednesday morning at 10
o'clock. Interment will be in Holy
"It certainly was lucky for me that
Tanlac was put on sale in this city,
for by using it I have been relieved
of a condition that was getting to be
alarming," said C. T. McDaniel, n
well-known merchant living at 785
First avenue, in an interview at his
store, 942 East Second South street,
Salt Lake City, recently.
"During- the past summer I began
to have that tired, depressed feeling,
lose weight and go down hill. My
appetite went back on me, my food
didn't taste right and seemed to harm
me in place of doing me good, and I
simply ate in order to keep up as
best I could, not that I enjoyed it. I
think my trouble was brought on by
long hours and close confinement to
my business. I had become very nerv
ous, was easily exhausted and my con
dition was telling on me rapidly and
I realized I must do something if pos
sible, to check my troubles and build
"When I read the testimonial of
my old friend, C .J. Weeks, of Jack
sonville, Florida, with whom I had
the pleasure of working at one time,
I decided to try Tanlae, because I
know him to be a man who would
not make a statement unless it was
the whole truth. Well, I have taken
three or four bottles of Tanlac now
and am thankful to say I am feeling
like myself once more. I am still tak
ing Tanlae, but I have already trained
nine pounds and my strength has re
turned. My nerves are now all O. K.,
my energy has been renewed and my
general condition has been so chang
ed about that I find no difficulty in
looking after my business. Tanlac
has been a fine thing for me just
what I needed and I am glad to
There are thousands of men and
women in just the same condition as
described by Mr. McDaniel. This is
especially true of men and women
whose business forces them to remain
indoors and who fail to take the
proper amount of exercise. Such peo
ple soon develop improper digestion,
a sluggish liver and nervousness, ac
companied by headaches and sleep
lessness. According to the statements of
thousands who have actually tested
it, Tanlac goes straight to the seat
of the troubles, invigorating every
organ and in a brief time resulting
in the complete rehabilitation of the
nerves and physical condition of the
Tanlac is sold in Omaha by Sher
man & McConnell Drug Company,
corner 16th and Dodge streets; Owl
Drug Co., 16th and Harney streets;
Harvard Pharmacy, 24th and Farnam
streets; Northeast corner 19th and
Farnam streets, and West End Phar
macy, 49th and Dodge streets, under
the persmal direction of a special
Tanlac representative. Adv.
Subject to Croup
"My daughter Lucile is subject to croup
and I keep a bottle of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy in the house all the time.
It is the best croup medicine I know of,"
writes Mrs. Oran A. Swaidner, Roanoke,
PUT CREAM IN NOSE
AND STOP CATARRH
Tells How To Open Clogged Nos
trils and End Head-Colds.
Save a r.linntc a Call
I'ihen Yod Telephone
to Help Uin the Uar
The saving of an average of one minute on every telephone call
you make is a contribution to national preparedness and conservation.
It is of greater value, perhaps, than you imagine.
A minute saved on every telephone call made in the city of Omaha
during the day would mean a saving of more than 300,000 minutes
every twenty-four hours, or 5,000 hours of time daily to the people here.
The average business call is finished in two minutes. Social con
versations average nearly six.
The shortage in the supply of telephone materials and men neces
sitates the utmost conservation in the use of telephone service and
equipment if ' all are to be served.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of telephone equipment
has been furnished to the government. Telephone service has been
provided for every camp where troops are trained. Special lines have
been built to elevators, bridges and other places under guard. All this
has been a stupendous job. '
Fourteen complete battalions of Bell telephone men have been
raised for the army signal corps. A great number of our men havet
also gone into other branches of the military service.
It has been a mighty problem for us to provide sufficient facilities
and trained men for the government and at the same time take care of
the growing telephone needs of the public. The cost, too, of telephone
materials has practically doubled in two years.
A minute less on every telephone call means a saving of equipment
which will provide more service for government and private use. '
Want you hetp by making n unnevetMry kmrf or tong dlatama
telephone call and by making your oonvtrtation at brief m pbk ?
EEERiSKA TELEPHONE (WAST
To the Uoters of Omaha:
I AM A CANDIDATE FOR
and want the support of all good citizens. I have
lived in Omaha twenty-seven years. All I have, all
I, am, all I hope to be I owe to the people of Omaha.
I am now seeking to repay that debt in part by de
voting the next three years of my life to their service.
Over and above all other considerations is the neces
sity of winning this world war and securing for all
time the blessings of liberty and a free government.
Some of the Things I Stand For
in Omaha Are:
You feel fine in a few moments.
Your cold in head or catarrh will be
pone. Your closed nostrils will open.
The air passages of your head will
clear and you can breathe freely. No
more dullness, headache; no hawking,
snuffling, mucous discharges or dry
ness; no struggling for breath at
Tell your druggist you want a
small bottle of Ely's Cream Balm.
Apply a little of this fragrant, anti
septic cream in your nostrils, let it
penetrate through every air passage
of the head; soothe and heal the
swollen, inflamed mucous membrane,
ana reuet comes instantly.
It is just v.hat every cold and i
catarrh sufferer needs. Don t stay
stuffed-up and miserable. Adv.
First I avor the immediate acquisition by legal
means at an honest valuation of the properties of
the Omaha Gas Company and the reduction of th!
price of gas to consumers to the lowest possible
figure. This will help solve the fuel problem.
Second The city must provide social centers and
places of recreation for our young people in tjie
winter season as well as public parks for that pur
pose in the summer.
Third Omaha must be made safer and cleaner.
There should be no place in our midst for the burg
lar, the boodler or the bootlegger.
Fourth All the powers of th city should be ex
erted to maintain at all times friendly relations be
tween the employers of labor and their employes.
Its energies should at all times be used to promote
the prosperity and welfare of every laborer and
every legitimate industry in our city.
Fifth Waste in public affairs must be elimi
nated; reckless expenditures of public moneys must
cease; public officials who would indulge in ex
travagant luxuries must pay for them with their
own money and not with public funds.
Sixth Let the slogan be: "A job for everybody,
and everybody on the job; boost Omaha."
If you agree with these principles, I want your help.
ED. P. SMITH