Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 07, 1918, SOCIETY SECTION, Image 28
The Omaha ;..SDj;,-BBB' OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY. 7, " 1918. - ' 1 v I Hnmli TTnnpv I pipeisafm Stranded Robert D. Neely, United States commissioner, . had just graduated from the Omaha High school. He was 16 years 'old and decided that Omaha was too small a place for him ' to stay in. . .. So, without the aid or consent of his parents, he departed with two other boys for the south. They ar rived in New Orleans, penniless and hungry. Robert "met up" with a man who had a wonderful money-making pro position. It was an "article that should be in every home," a sort of combination turnip knife, nail file, fish-scraper, potato masher, hair brush contrivance. The man told how housewives bought it on sight and in fact almost fought for the privilege of gettiig it. Profits were enormous. Robert and some other youths went with the man to Lake Charles, 150 miles north of New Orleans, where they , star ted a .house-to-house can vass with the wonderful invention. But the campaign to put "one In every home" wasn't a success. Robert soon found that housewives could get along very well, without the invention. In fact, nobody bought and some --even slammed the door. ' Then came the thKJI -the traveling man . disappeared, leaving our hero - w . penniless, a thousand miles from home, and longing greatly for the fleshpots of Omaha, lie told his sad story to a travel ing man who staked him to enough to get back to New Gleans. There he got a job of regular work, worked two months and with, his savings trav eled back to Omaha.j where the tatted calf was killed and he has lived hap pily ever after.'-" VOICES OF THE NIGHT ' A male resident of the Hanscom park district, whose saving grace is a sense of humor, has cultivated a habit of quoting Shakespeare to suit certain domestic situations. A "few nights ago, while pacing the quarterdeck with J a fretful infant in his arms he awak ened n's wife with these lines: - ''I m Uiy fntber'a plrlt, ; SoomM for a cerUtn term to walk tha nlirht, v .. r . ... - ....... . - And for tha day eohfinad to faat In flrat, Till tha fool crlin, dona la my daya of natura, .. Ar burned and parted away. OMAHA, The Weeklv"& INTERESTING FAtTS Bumbla Be THE WEEKXX BUMBLE BEE A. STINGER. EDITOR. Communication! on any topic recti vad, without poatafa or alfnatura. Nona returned. . NO ADS AT ANT PRICE reallitng .. Editor of Tba Bumbla Bea: I with to lat the ponla know No other through your papor of tha dta- ha graceful, conduot of aoma wo i live near my home. The other renin I went Into a moving picture how la my neighborhood. ' I had not been In one for a month, but felt that 1 needed aome way to paaa the evening. I wain't much more than eeated than aome women behind ma began talking about me and alanderlng me. "If i nice ta let youn.wlfe and chil dren ait at home while you go off to tha movie," gald one. "Anything to aave a nickel." another of theae creaturea aald. "I know aome people that ain't fit to II." aald the flrat. There were ether ahameleaa remark! like .thla. , , Finally my pride came to my reecue and I turned and glared at them. Toll didn't atop them and finally I turned and told them I would call the proprietor of tha enow if they did not atop their Intuiting remark. Thla atarted other to talking. Tha thing they aald about me weuld make any man mad. I Immediately went and appealed to the proprietor. Thla fellow waan't gentleman any mora than they acre ladiea. If you don't like Tt here you can get out and you don't need to come In again, either," he eeld. t told him I had paid to hi ahow and waa going to ae It. "Well, here'i your nickel," he aald, Ae the contemptible creaturea were yelling at me, I toek tha money and left. It'a getting pretty bad when Tba ketch ta posed to Ho naa day. He does talned at Welch' cafe. office are He ha ter from putlpoor. He I a accident, form of He haa other large lie never com arch piece of world. morning. a working man can't go Into a place Ilk that and reat after a hard day' work. : If I tak my whole family It coata II centa It don't hurt anybody if I go in one or twice a month. Aa a cltlaen of Omaha I hare the right to protection, and if uck thing are allowed ' tha place ought to bo closed up by the police. A, B. UICKEU ' CRIMINOLOGY. m K la not a crime T murder tba king's Eng. llh " "To ateal away." "To break Into print aouinern ere with log. To take leave of your irina." , "To forge ahead." "Ta dlnturb eiumben." . magasfn soldier's . "7 cut your acg.ualutanca." taaa 7 7 f., In Ottumwa We quote the following foreword of a news story which recently appeared in an Ottumwa paper: "It has been a ..veird, wickedly wanton week for Ottumwa in the chambers of the city police court, at the township justice offices, in hotels and every way in which you turn. . Nobody is happy. Now and then a smile lighting up the face of a litigant, a prosecutor, a lawyer as he delivers a quip to opposing counsel, but all is transitory and unsettling. Ottumwa has been in the grip feudist, of accused criminals, of politi cal figures seeking after the flesh pots of the state and always the old, old story of wine, women and ribaldry. Ottumwa is surfeited with the riotous and sensational elements of humanity, the sweepings of the race dignified in court assemblage, only now and then by a credible witness, occasionally by the attorney who is able to withstand; the tumult ' and shock strain of salacious testimony. PUMPING AZONE "Doe, what's on the other end of thla tube with which you supply your famous ozone inhalations ?" "It opens Into my garden, which contains an unlimited quantity of good fresh air." Baltimore Ameri can. . "-.-. A. ' , SUNDAY MORNING, ' JULY ARTISTIC SOUL OF AN ARTIST IS COMFORTED ' BY EXERCISE 0? HIS ART Garbage Can (or Kefuie Reeep t taele) Is Camouflaged and No Longer Jar Aei- ' thetlo Sense. The artist io aoul f Doana Powell wa tortured by the light of a garbag can no, no, w should say a refuse receptacle, which stood In tha back yard of hi horn at Thirty-third and Martha street. It stood on high ground. In plain sight of Martha street and of Thirty-third street; also In plain sight of the neighbor and of the PoaasJl family and of Artlet Powell. And his artlatle aoul wa tor lured. How, oh, how could ha find a way out. The refuse receptacle could not be dl carded, else whore could refuse b put. . t And hi artlstlo aoul writhed. Ahl A brain-child sprang to life. Why not camouflage the refuse receptacle T The artist Immediately ap proached the receptacle and be gan to touch It up with graen and red and brown palnta to match the foliage of a nearby bush. The effect waa marvelous. "From tha street you can't tell that the receptacle Is there." reports Doane PowelL And hi artlstlo soul Is no longer tortured. - CONCERNING SOME LEADING CITIZENS Inaugurate New Serlee, Starting Off with Facta About Mr. Jo ; aeph Barker, What la o Intereetina a lit tle, Intimate facta about promi nent people T The Bumble Bee. thla, inaugurate a . riei of article about aom of our leading eitlien. paper that we know done anything of thl aort The Bumbl Be, ono more, b!ie the way. The Bumbl Be lead other follow. ubeov of our flrat Mr. Joeeph Barker of the iniuranea f lrra of Foeter Barker company. Mr. Barker 1 unalterably op Piccadilly collar. never run a foot raoa down Farnam itreet In the middle of the day. not look with favor upon the klr' plan for world domination. Mr. Barker ha never enter- a dinner-danc at It a common sight to see him entering or leaving tha Brandela building, where his located. never received a lit the llahnraja of Rath- .' DECK. Firemen were not the only one Injured as a result of the firs Tuesday. Twelve Elk who were playing card in the build ing In the wee small hours when the firs 'broke out armed themselves with soma tooth some sweets before again greet ing their bettor halve after the "expoee" of their nocturnal pursuit In Tha Bee. Cohn. , " CITE. . ; ' " A bit of friendly repartee firm believer in fir. tornado and other Iniurane. been in Chicago and eltle frequently. considered the Wei- the most beautiful architecture In the He enjoin . a bath aver Hi name I entirely un known among the people of Portugal, Bpaln and portion of the Sandwich Island. He is not a regular reader of tlw Seattle Post-Intelligencer. .V COASTEB. Doana Powell, having evU dently pnt the previous even ing at Krug park or Lake Man awa, entered our sanctum, re moved hi pip from hi anten na and observed: "Why do they call them gravity rail roader I should think they would call 'em hilarity rail roads." Then he walked sadly away. ... . TRUTH. overheard at tba Chamber of Commerce: "Give htra my regard. WMUl, JUk. r . .1 1 IU.1 I will, Fred. X makea him alck." BOCIETT. It I more than probable that all of the rumor concerning As sistant County Attorney 'Qen O Sulllvmn are true. And she's a Titian fair at that! Kearna. (Later-They're married now.) rniXIXG. r::' "Buy food with vhought; cook it with eare," says the food administration's alogan. Unfortunately we have to buy It with, money and vook It with coal or gas. . . ' , teabL ' - A building formerly used as a saloon at Ninth and . Dougla streets bear the elgn above It door. "A. D. im." Do you n the oddity of that, or don't youT The movie teach u that all gentlemen are widow on beautiful daughter. Somewhere In the flllum the daughter muat appear In riding aged'. According to the picture an covers, the American mother ia never lea yean !. BOSSIZ! CtTY'BOOB DRESSED F0f PART Ti'VSY fyf j t Executed by Chloroform, "Nan" Dreams of Those She Lured to Bloody Death Mrs. "Nan" Capricorn, a female of the species, who had lured unlimited thousands to a quick and bloody death, was executed with chloroform at South Omaha the other day. The putting to death of "Nan," who had led countless ' lambs to the slaughter, was not an act of retribu tion, but rather one of mercy. She had outlived her day of usefulness and there were some who'mourned her end. "Nan" was the most orivileced character at the sheep barn in the South Omaha stock yards. When she was vountr and frisky she was sent to the yards to be converted into camouflage lamb, for she was only a goat. -'. But she had a strong personality and she was selected from among a herd of others to act as the lead goat in luring flocks of lambs and sheep from the pens, in the stock yards, through the chutes, to the slaughter ing floor of the packing house. T'Nan" was one of the oldest of the Bumble Bee 7, 1918. UFE, The enraptured reporter of "Weptern Hotel and Travel" gushes as follows: "A typlcsl day at del Coron ado; A bath, shave and stroll In the bright and bracing sun-and-sea osone as a breakfast appetiser: the dally In. the lounge or on the plana; the forenoon at gblt and In the plunge; luncheon; tha afternoon In the auto; from 4 to 6 at the del torro matinee and cir cus tea; In the eun or under a canopy umbrella on the seaside terrace; a fox-trot or glide In the casino dansant; the concert dinner; at S and after in the ro tunda, lounge, ' corridor, rard roome, tete-a-tetes, the day's movies or at the feature ball. Rvery day ta a ' dream at the del Coronado." EXCUSE. That waa a fin reason the bakers gave In asking permis sion to rals tha price of bread. They said they wanted to do it so they would have trior money to . Invest In Liberty bonds. With such a laudable purpose In view why not let them raise the price to 25 centa or more a lost? Then they would have till more money to Invest in Liberty bonds. ESTIMATE. Twenty-seven thousand glrla work In the Woodmen of the World building. Ve made thla calculation whlle waiting for an elevator in the lobby Just before I p. in. LACGHTEB. Tha Barber Creamery Supply company doe buslnes in Chi cago. W wonder if thl ac count for the hair In the butter. Teeheel V SUGGESTIVE. Hint to eubreporter: When Writing a atofy about a "funny" nama, why not atart It - off with a quotation from Shakes pear. "What's in a name!" Oeorg. v LOFTY. ' "He's got awful high Ideals." we heard one girl nay to an other on Farnam street. W wondered which adjecttv had the most emphasis. will If It COMBINE. Harry TedroW baa Just been appointed United Statea attor ney for Colorado. His name looks . like a Teddy-Woodrow compromise. " TWO. , -A man by the nama at FRED HUNTER haa been granted a permit to operate a soft drink parlor. (By city council.) " . BREAD. '. A few million Vienna loaves would be welcomed inVIenna theee day. Black. A fool and his money r soon parted especially if there Is a uomai ' (ltlrii youse renemoep . to feed Hi pfs their Armour employes, for she entered the yards and the service of the company in 1902. bhe immediately took up her duties as a 'scapegoat and had done good service ever since. She was the mother of a big flock of kids, whom she trained in her line of work, and they all successfully passed the apprentice degree and are now full fledged members of the guild. . There have been other "leader" goats in the yards, but "Nan," who was a virile and intelligent animal, outlived them all. When in her prime she attracted the attention of the late P, D. Ar mour, who was interested in the workmanlike way in which she did her daily task, and he gave orders that no person in his employ, or in the hire of his corporation should lay his hands in wrath upon the beast, no matter what her shortcom ings. She was his especial protege and from the time his ukase was mentioned to the time of the execu tion of "Nan" P. D. Armour's word was law, though the man who gave the word had. been in his grave for many years. After "Nan" had become old and decrepit, and it was seen her day of usefulness was past, she was given a clean, airy and comfortable pen in the sheep barn and fed on the sweet est alfalfa and bran mashes that could be procured. She had earned rest and comfort, and it was given her until the time life became a bur den to her, when her pen was made intff a lethal chamber and on euthe nasia principles she was tenderly chloroformed and translated to the goat heaven. , Her remains were buried with some ceremony in a special cemetery maintained for goats by the Armour Packing company, and a marker, de scribing her.-virtues, was placed at her head. Rcquis cat. in peace, Mrs. Nan-j Capriiorn. . Passports. Necessary for Travel During Civfl War BSS XJ. S. MARSHAL'S Draft regulations are riot nearly as hard on the general public now as they were in the time of the civil war. Many have forgotten, it they ever Under a Pile Dean s Ringer, city commissioner. had one of the real thrills of hjs life during his foot ball days. He was playing guard with the Cornhuskers and the game was on Northrup field, Minneapolis. He told about it: "I went down Under a line smash and was under the pile. I had to use every muscle to keep myself from go ing flat I knew that if I relaxed I might have suffered a broken neck. It was a thrilling time for a few mo ments and I will never forget it. My back was sore for three days. I be lieve that was a greater thrill for me than when the election returns came in on May ?' f PAVUGHT W l L-fy 7 W Y- hoi sii , - ' I fillpil!i 5$ win BY EDWARD BLACK. Thirty years ago, more or less, a boy entered a grocery store ia Blair, Neb., and bought a gallon of molas ses. The lad was bare-footed and he wore a large straw hat "I am going to have a grocery store some day," he remarked to the store keeper as he scanned the rows of canned goods, sacks of provisions and a showcase filled with candy and cigars. i The youngster was Tom Quinlan. Everybody in Blair knew him as Tom and they call him Tom to this day. The store proprietor was J. Estaque who was so impressed with the boy that he offered to negotiate for his services, lorn was elated, tie took the job right away, hurried home with the molasses and returned to tell the boss he was ready to prove that no mistake had been made in hiring him. ; . He had worked in a Blair canning Under Draft Law OFFICE. t$6 7. 'tt&mJ&r S. Marshal knew, how difficult it was for a man of draft age to travel during our big family quarrel. The accompanying photograph shows a passport now in the possession of an Omaha man, given him by an old friend who was a young" man in Milwaukee in 1862. This man, Mr. Potter, was obliged to make a business trip to New York, stopping off at one or two points in Canada. He experienced considerable difficulty in getting the passport, but without it he would have been liable to arrest as a draft evader at any point where he might have' attracted the attention of officials. L ' THE LIMIT N "Joslar, do you mean to say you come home without havln' that tooth out?" "I do. The dentist warn't there.". "Why In' the world didn't you wait for him?" "Gosh darn It, I did for two hours. I don't mind waltin' a reasonable length o' time fr a man, but I don't perpose to intern for nobuddy." Bos ton Transcrii , .S3 .(jotodB Tom factory for short periods of time, but this store position was his first steady job and the beginning of his career. He was paid $3 per week to start His duties were to keep the store clean, get potatoes out of the cellar and de liver orders with a horse and wagon. He did it all and then came to the boss for more work to do. He made himself so valuable that J. Estaque and company noticed their business was increasing. It was not long be fore he was paid $5 a week. He learned to know every part of Jie stock and the prices. He took an in terest in the business and the business took an interest in him. When the Estaque company moved to Lake City, Ia., they took Tom Quinlan with them because Tom had made himself part of the business. He drew trade through his genial manner and his efforts to please patrons. Tom was getting along nicely at Lake City until an Omaha friend one day told him that such an ambitious boy as he was should find his place in the sun in Omaha. The friend spoke to an Omaha business man who needed just such a worker as Tom Quinlan. The Blair boy went from Lake City to Omaha for less pay to start with, but it was not many months before his Lake City pay was doubled. He had the faculty of mak ing himself so useful that his boss continued to increase his pav for fear somebody else would. After many years of service with Hayden Bros, Tom joined the Brandeis'forces, until he attained his present position "of general manager of the Brandeis stores. When he was a youth in Blair he cherished ambitions to become great baseball player. He was a bush leaguer, playing with a Blair team as catcher.) but a mercantile career cut short his ambitions to be a hero of the diamond. Tom's schooldays in Washington county were not marked 'by any ex traordinary events Some of the old timers recalled that on Friday after noons Tom could be depended on to speak a piece when the school direc tors called around. He enjoyed out door activities, but was not much of a boy to mingle, with the girls. .The teacher punished him one day y making him sit in the same seat with a girl. He was one of the best fishers among the boys of his time in Blair and he could climb a tree faster than any man or beast ever seen in Wash ington county. . Tom Quinlan now owns a farm at Elk. City whither he journeys every day after work to enjoy life with his family and pets. He has some fine saddle horses and every now and then likes to get out for a few hours fishing or trap shooting. Gerald, John and Tom, jr., his boys, have horses and ride with dad. Tom said that the value of time has been the ruling passion of his life. Making the best use of time, he said, has enabled him to achieve Lis am bitions. He has a natural ability of remembering -names and faces an J likes to be known as Tom by all a' his friends. nntrritin er . rTr "It can. be done. Yes. I believe thar it is possible to reform a 'husband. I have been at it for 20. years and have not despaired, for I am beginning to think that I have Henry on the way to submission. vHe shines his boots every Sunday now without being re minded and he has gotten jover the habit of whistling at the dinner table," was me repiy. i awtui state of excitement- A haste looked through his eyes, as Shakes- ' peare would have said. Two large dogs were chasing him. He had tried to separate the fighting canines and had been rewarded by the animals stopping their sanguinary differences to take after him. He opened the' kitchen door and closed it after him quicker than any jack-in-the-box seen since the days of the Hanlon brothers in pantomime. One of the dogs be longed to Mrs. What's-Her-Name and the other to the woman whose hus band's years had been adversely dis cussed. Leffingwell's unwonted spontaneity ""sed the woman to laugh. Mrs. What s-H-er-Name was moved to say gosh ' and to place a handkerchief to her mouth lest unseemly merri ment might cause an estrangement between neighbors. Mrs. Leffingwell thought that it was about time to join her husband and manifest an interest in the affair which had caused him to move as -fast as he did on the day when he was caught in the rain four blocks from his bed and board and wearing ' Ins new brown derby hat. "I did my best," was the greeting she received whenHenif raised his eyes and beheld his helpmate. "We should always give a person' credit ' for hkving done his best," he contin ued, and we should not be in haste to impugn his motives or to discredit his efforts. Always place the best construction you can on the actions of others and ascribe the best inten-: tion. Remember that everybody is , trying to do his best i and that ii man's a man for a' that" ' . "But sometimes one misplaces his' ' efforts to do tile best thing. I doubt whether trying to separate a pair of fighting curs is worthy of the best ef forts of the Leffingwells I think mat you might have been better em ployed here at home, trying to dispel some of the gloom or picking bugs from the potato vines," his wife re torted. V . "And yet, Madam Leffingwell, you must admit that when the good in tention is there and the heart is right, ', the end justifies the means," Henry added. "You made a good finish, all right, dad; guess you made that dash for home in nothing fiat," Willie chirped ' from behind a screen. "I want the Leffingwells to do their level best, to get a good start in everything that they do, and to put their best foot forward in every ef- -fort, whether it is a humble task or some great undertaking. I want them, to look before they leap and to be Sure that they are right and then to go(ahead and do their best. There must be no dilettantes among the Lef- fingwells," was the conclusion cV Henry's didactic discourse. " "It's your bed time, Henry, and I want you to arise early tomorrow morning and do your best , to pit. some cherries before you go to work. The, path to a more or less well known winter resort is paved with good intentions, but the cherries must be pitted and there must be no dilettantes amnog the Leffingwells during the canning reason," Mrs. Lef fingwell sajd with an air of finality. "Good night nurse!" wa w;iu' benediction, while Mary struck up, ' "Now the Day isver" on her piano. V CURIOSITY SATISFIED "John," queried his wife. "If noms bold, bad man were to kldnnn m. vould you offer a reward?" "Certainly." he responded. ' al ways reward those who do me ' avor." Boston Transcript oy jymrAiuj smivam j. Home Life o! the Leffingwells. ' Mrs. Leffidgwell had canned two baskets of cherries, in addition to per forming her regular household duties, which constituted a day's work, ac cording to her best calculations. So she decided to call it a day. She was in the back yard, watering her flower garden when Mrs. What's-Her-Name came bounding o'er the greensward with insouciance and a new pair of . pumps. Mrs. Leffingwell paid her devoirs with forced amiability, know ing that the worst was to come, be cause Mrs. What's-Her-Name was at her best at a time when most women were ready to check out of the kitchen and enjoy a game of pinochle or sit on the front porch and count the auto mobiles rushing by. - "You know the neighbor who has the "twins, the one who recently moved next door io us, don't you? Well, what do you think, that woman is a human questionnaire. She asked me whether my man wore a wig and whether we had any children. I was just dying to ask her whether she was older than her husband, for I be lieve she is, by the way jshe bosses him around. I feel sorry for that man, don't you?" spoke forth the vis iting neighbor. Mrs. Leffingwell had not been ia' the habit of being concerned about the relative ages of the husbands and : wives of the neighborhood. She be lieved that if a woman wished to mar ry a man younger than herself that was her own business and should not cause an epidemic of insomnia in the neighborhood. She did not care whether the man in question was young enough to be the grandsoa of his wife, just so long as he brought the groceries home regularly and did not violate the Reed amendment "I have never given much thought ' of the relation of age to domestic happiness. It is largely a matter of temperament, of compatibility. Some women could not get alng with the best men that ever lived, while other women could get along with any old kind of bipeds. Some. women are- of the clingingMvy species and others' rule the roost There is no account--ing for tastes, as the old woman said when she kissed the cow," was Mrs. Leffingwell's mild rejoinder. "I think that my-man is deceiving me, the neighbor continued. "I be- . heye he is. smoking cfearets again and is keeping it from me. Do yon behtye in marrying a man to reform A terrible .noise in the alley dis turbed the. conversation. Leffingwell came runninir toward th hnne Tn J!