Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 19, 1918, Page 7, Image 7

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Commandant Who Made Fort
Omaha Balloon School What
It is May See Service j
Overseas. j
Lt Col H. B Hersey, commanding
- officer at Fort Omaha, hai been or
dered "east" and will leave Omaha
within a short time. It is generally
understood that he will be sent im
mediately overseas to be in charge
of a section of balloon observation
forces at the battle front
Lt Colonel Hersey has fostered the
Fort Omaha balloon school from
it- infancy and it has grown from a
mere idea into one of the foremost
army posts in the country. The com
mandant worked unceasingly for the
development of the post and the
splendid army school he leaves is a
mighty monument to his endeavor.
Fort Omaha hasgrown to include
Florence Field, Fort Crook and sev
eral other additions. The number of
students has increased from a few to
Fame Comet Unheeded.
Colonel Hersey has been stationed
at Fort Omaha since the outbreak of
the war. Fame has come to him, but
it has come unsought and unheeded.
The quiet officer is modest, hard
working, of the type which will
brave dangers and fight fearlessly
and Omaha people, although they
regret to lose Colonel Hersey, are
glad that he has been chosen to com
mand some of our boys in France.
Lieutenant Colonel Wuest has
been assigned to succeed Colonel
Hersey as commanding officer at
Fort Omaha. He was given his early
training at Fort Omaha and has lat
er been attending the army school at
Fort Sill. Okl.
Maj. R. S. Bamberger, adjutant at
Fort Omaha, has been ordered to
Washington. His successor has not
yet been named.
Insurance Men Will Lend
Hearty Support to War
Nathan Bernstein, general agent
for the National Life Insurance
company of Montpelier, Vt., has re
cently returned from New York,
where he attended the convention
of national underwriters. He was
also present at a meeting of general
agents at Montpelier.
According to Mr. Bernstein,
hearty support of the war and all
of its activities are promised by the
life insurance men. Patriotism and
the dedication of every effort on
their part to assist in licking the
Hun was the keynote of both meet
ings. "The east like the west, wants no
peace compromise with the Hun,"
says Mr. Bernstein. "Fight the
war to a victorious finish and then
dictate peace terms in Berlin." Ac
cording to Mr. Bernstein, the dis
tinction between east and west ap
pears to have vanished. All are
united in one common aim to
support the war and all its activi
ties. He reports prospects for busi
ness and service in life insurance
field bright for the coming year.
Red Cross Car Is Stolen,
- Recovered and for Sale
For some weeks the salvage de
partment of the Red Cross has had
a Maxwell car donated by a patriot,
and has been trying to sell it to add
to the cash balance in the Red Cross
Tuesday night, the car was stolen.
The machine had been used as an
auxiliary to the truck in the collec
tion of salvage materials and was
driven by Mrs. Stella Essman, 2228
ones street, who parked it in her
ack yard for the night
During the early morning hours
thieves made their first attempt to
take the car, but were scared away
by an officer of the detention home,
who lived nearby. Later they came
again and took it, but were com
pelled to abandon the machine for
some cause and it was recovered by
the police. The salvage ladies are
now anxious to sell the car before
the thieves beat them to it in the
matter of its disposal.
Balloon School Head
Ordered East
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War Department Rules Use of
Auto Trucks by Farmers
Helps Win the
HI ! m 1 niM Hill i WMtlM-frr'M' j drawing himself up very
LT. COx-. H. li. HiKStLY.
Brie) City News
It New Beacon
Lighting Fistnres.-
Have lioot frint
Board Xo. 3 to Move Local ex
emption board, No. S, will move Sat
urday from its headquarters in the
city nail to the Army building- They
will occupy rooms formerly used by
the army recruiting party.
Arrives Overseas Mrs. Bertha
Clark has received word that her
husband, Corp. DeLos S. Clark of
the tank corps, has arrived safely
overseas. Mr. Clark formerly was
connected with the quatermaster de
partment at Omaha.
Gas Engine Instruction War
training courses in gas engine work,
electricity and drafting have been
opened by the educational depart
ment of the Omaha Young Men's
Christian association, under direc
tion of the state board for vocation
al education.
Thrown from Wagon Edward
Johns, Eighteenth and Grace
streets, a rubbish hauler, was
thrown from his wagon in an
aley near Twenty-fourth and
Hamilton streets Wednesday morn
ing, when his horse became fright
ened. He sustained bruises about
the head which may result in bleed-1 "There is
ing oi the brain.
Auto Squad Gets Results Three
cars have been recovered by the
auto squad within 24 hours after
they were reported missing. They
belong to the McCaffrey Motor
company, Fifteenth and Jackson
streets: F. J. Smith, 4711 North
Twenty-ninth street, and A. Don
ashue, 1622 Harney street.
Hauling live stock and other
.arm products is essential toward
the winning of the war. This is the
message from the War Industries
board to Oarke G. Powell, secre
tary of the Omaha Automobile
Trade association.
"For some time," said Mr. Pow
11, "there has been a rule in force
hat no truck shall be sold by deal
:rs for other uses than those es
ential toward the prosecution of
:he war. Omaha dealers have ad
hered strictly to the rule, but there
has been some question as to
whether the sale to farmers for
hauling was considered essential."
Last Monday Mr. Powell wired
the War Industries board as fol
lows: "Automobile dealers here
have been asked to sell trucks only
where used for essential work. Do
you construe sale of trucks to farm
"Dreamland! Adveimtares"
A Ocnplsta, Ne Aenctnra Bach Vat Boutins Monday aad ttidlrs Bulla;
a mur-
H-1' H X i i i : ! i ! I- M- I-H-H-H-H-f-H1 ! H"M-M-M-K-
The Rescue of Billy Belgium.
(Pfgey and Billy Belftum try to top
a band of Indians from making a raid
oc lb wtalia peoplt. Billy la taken pris
oner by ttia tavagrs and tied to
ers for hauling cattle and produce
as sale for essential work?
Hauling Farm Products Essential.
Tuesday the answer was received
"We regard sale of trucks to farm
ers for hauling cattle and produce
as essential use, provided farmers
actually need trucks for this pur
pose." The telegram was signed
by C. C Hanch, chief of the auto
motive section of the board.
"This is an important decision
By fire at sea, three years ago today.
September 13, J.915.
Find a passenger.
Left tide down in ruint.
Normal Acreage of Wheat
Will Be Seeded This Fall
The final estimate on wheat, in
cluding spring wheat, is 41,728,000
bushels in Nebraska- This figure
is based on the government report
If the favorable conditions now
prevailing for plowing and seeding
continue, a normal acreage will be
seeded in fair shape.
According to the weekly report
of the Burlington railroad, the corn
production for this state is 'estima
ted at 149.000,000 bushels, or 100-,
000,000 bushels less than last year.
Beets are doing well, according to
the report, and harvesting will com
mence about September 25. The
grade is reported good and the yield
estimated to be average.
The prospects continue fine for a
good potato crop.
Commercial Students Get
Sheepskins Thursday Night
The commencement exercises of
the summer quarter class of the
High School of Commerce will be
held on Thursday night in the au
ditorium of Central High school,
with the following program: "The
Star Spangled Banner," invocation,
Rev. Edwin H. Jenks; presentation
of cadet certificates, Arthur R.
Wells chairman of committee on
teachers and course of study; ad
dress, Superintendent Beveridge,
"Margins;" presentation of di
plomas, W. E. Reed, president of
Board of Education; music by or
chestra. Fays $25 Fine.
Pat Shanalian, 408 North Four
teenth street, arrested on a charge
of having attempted to forge the
name of a Mrs. Shumaker, 41 1
North Fourteenth street, to an or
der for money deposited by her in
the Omaha postal savings bank, a
year ago, was fined $25 in police
conrt Wednesday. He paid the fine
and immediately was rearrested and
will b heJ4 if, the, federal author--fcic
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Fine fireplace goods at Sunderland's
War Activities Stop
District Court Jury
Trials for Six Weeks
Wartime activities, with the urg
ent calls for assistance from Omaha
lawyers and judges, in addition to
the Ak-Sar-Ben festivities, the com
ing election and just plain "slack
ening" in business, has created a
unique situation in the district court. ! secretary
for Omaha dealers," said Mr. Pow
ell, "as large numbers of trucks
have been sold and are selling for
this purpose. Any morning one
may see a stream of trucks loaded
with cattle, hogs and other farm
produce coming into the city from
all directions. The use of trucks
has relieved railroads of an im
mense amount of congestion on
short hauls."
In regard to the reported gaso
line shortage, Mr. Powell declares
such a shortage does not exist.
now in storage in tnis
country enough gasoline to supply
the whole world two years. We
have this on reliable authority,
said Mr. Powell. "The reason the
I use ot pleasure cars nas wtn
stricted in the east is not a snoriage
of gasoline, but means of transpor
tation. There will be plenty
of motive fluid to move all the trucks
and tractors that can be sold in this
country- for years to come."
Associated War Fund Drive
Committee Elects Officers
At the first meeting of the execu
tive committee, held at the Omaha
National bank building last night,
state officers for the newly effected
war fund drive merger were elected.
Judge W. F. Corcoran of York, as
chairman, will head the campaign.
Leo Rosenthal, vice president;
Charles Strader of Lincoln, state
director; C. C Belden, treasurer;
Mrs. Grace F. Gholson, recording
Omaha Gives $51,000
to Salvation Army
in Its Recent Drive
Omaha will not reach the $60,000
quota of the Salvation Army war
fund drive. Dr. Hugh Knowles an
nounces. But 51,000 had been turn
ed in Tuesday and only a few small
contributors are yet to report.
A contribution of S5.000 expected
from South Side packers was not
forthcoming on account of dona
tions made by the Chicago offices
j to the war fund drive there.
I A complete report will be submit
ted the end of the week by Dr.
! Knowles, who is maintaining head
quarters at the Fontenelle for the
rest of the week.
Five Rules for Christmas
Shopping Are Advanced
vour Christmas
earlv and ' uive onlv useful gilts
! will be the two cardinal rules for the
great holiday this year. Edward A.
i Filene, a director of the United
! States Chamber of Commerce, de
j dares that the five rules laid down
J for the regulation of retail stores
i during the holiday trade, if the pub
! lie co-operates, will be of tremen-
dous economic value. '
j The five rules are 1 To spread
i the period ot Christmas buving over
j the months of October, November
' and December; 2 Not to increase
selling torces; i Not to lengthen
working hours: 4 To confine
Christmas goods to useful articles,
except in the ca-se of small chil
dren; 5 To get purchasers to carry
their goods whenever possible.
PEGGY thought quickly. It was
useless to run for help. She
might be caught by the scouts
in the woods. And, besides, be
fore aid could come, Billy Belgium
might be burned up. She had to de
pend upon herself.
i The Indian braves were again
dancing. Squaws and papooses
were busily gathering bits of wood,
which they threw before Eilly,
taunting him as they did so.
j Bill met their taunts bravely,
j He didn't look a bit scared. With
j a thrill otf hope. Peggy noticed
I that his hands, though tied behind
his back and around the tree, were
j not idle. They were trying to undo
the knots that held him. If she
could only slip a knife into his
At that thought Peggy ran to the
coat he had left behind when he
climbed down the cliff. Perhaps
there was a knife" in it. She found
no knife in the first pocket, nor in
the second, but in the third was
something hard. Eagerly Peggy
pulled it out. Yes, it was a brand
r.ew knife, with 1 spring blade that
flew open when she pressed a tiny
knob at the side. -
Here was just the thing, but how
was she going to get it into Billy
Belgium's fingers?
Judge Owl stood blinking at her
anxiously. "You will save him,
won't you, Princess Peggy?" he
mumbled low.
Why couldn't Judge Owl help?
"We'll save him together, if you'll
he a hero," she eagerly whispered
As a here. I'm a aero,
But you 11 find tbat I'll be fame.
I will fight or I will die for
You in any tajlc you name.
Even in that moment of dan
ger Judge Owl couldn't help burst
ing into poetry.
"I want to get this knife into Bil
ly Belgium's hands. Can you take
it to him in your beak?"
"Sure: that's easy," said Judge
Owl. He seized the knife and
swooped down into the basin, un-
I noticed bv the Indians. As Pepgy
leaned over to watch him a curious
noise behind her caused her to turn
j quicklv.
'Sniff! Sniff!" Something was
'comincr through the bushes. Was it I
i at Indian scout? "Sniff! Sniff!"
! No. it sounded more like a large
animal. "Sniff. Sniff! A huge
beast broke from the underbrush
and waddled towarJ her. Involun
tarily she made a slight noise, and
the animal reared up high, utter
ing a savage growl.
Something in the growl seemed
familiar to Peggy.
"Why, it's Lonesome Bear!" she
w hispered.
"My gracious, Princess Peggy,
what a scare you gave me!" replied
Lonesome Bear. "I'm looking for
Billy Belgium. Have you seen
"He's been captured by Indians.
They are going to burn him at the
stake," whispered Tcggy in reply,
and then she quickly explained the
situation to Lonesome Bear.
'They'll not harm a hair of his
head, if I have to whip the whole
band," growled Lonesome Bear. "I
am going down there." And away
he slipped into the forest.
Peggy heard a shout from below,
and leaned over to see what was
happening. The Indians had heaped
a pile of wood in front of Billy Bel
gium. Chief Many Cows seized a
flaming pine torch from the camp
fire and brandished it before Billy's
"Paleface bov," he shouted, 'if vou
"I'll die before I'll become
j derer and a scalper
j "You have spoken! So be it T
; cried the Indian; and with that he
! shoved the pine torch into the pile
I of wood. Instantly the blaze leaped
! up.
I Whooping savagely, the Indians
PcS' grew desperate. She grabbed
her air rifle, aimed at Chief Many
Cows and pulled the trigger.
The chief leaped high in the air
and let .out a whoop of pain. At the
same moment Billy Belgium gave a
shout of defiance and jumped for
ward. He stooped, grabbed up burn
ing sticks and hurled them among
the bare legs of the dancing Indians.
There was a startled scramble as
the flaming brands hit them. On
top of that came a loud whirr and
the air seemed filled with Owls and
Night Hawks, which swooped down
angrily upon the heads of the In
dians and tore furiously at their
In the excitement Billy Belgium
leaped toward the ravine which
served as entrance to the camp.
Several young braves dashed after
him but fell back in alarm as the
torm ot Lonesome bear rose
menacingly before them.
(The next chapter will tell how the In.
diana get a sorprlains; scare.)
Sick and fded EetTffQ'
Washington, NjeX 'W-iX
the week ending' September ?
sick and wounded, soldieVt ot "
American expeditionary forVes
landed in the United States. ;
department announced today, vi,? g
were 447 landed in the preccTJfv.'
Comforting relief from pals
mekes Sloan. the
World' Liniment.
Italian Premier in France.
Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 17.
(Havas.) Premier Vittorio Or
lando of Italv arrived here this
will join our band and help us scalp morning. He was received by I're
the w hites we will let you go." mier Qemenceau and the Italian
"Never!" answered P illy Belgium, ambassador.
"Say, Doctor,
This Prescription Works
Like Magic.
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Iron Quickly Puts Aston
ishing Strength and Energy
Into tb Veins of Men and
Bring Rose to the Cheek of
Nervous, Run-Down Women.
Ask the first hundred strong,
.althy peoDle you meet to what
ley owe their strength and see how
many reply "Nuxated Iron." Dr. James Francis Sullivan,
'ormerly physician of Bellevue Hospital, (Outdoor Dept.), New
Tork, and the Westchester County Hospital, says: "Thousands
f people suffer from iron deficiency but do not know what to
ake. There is nothing like organic iron Nuxated Iron, to
nrich the blood, make beautiful, healthy women, and strong,
igorous iron men. lo make absolutely sure trat my patients
ret real organic iron and not some form of the metallic va
riety, I always prescribe Nuxated Iron in its original packages.
Nuxated Iron will increase the strength and endurance of weak,
nervous, run-down folks in two weeks' time in many instances."
Manufacturers' Note: Nuxated Iron recommended above by Dr. Sullivan can
be obtained from any pood drupgist with or without a physician's prescrip
tion on an absolute manufacturer's guarantee of success or money refunded.
This famous reliever of rhenmatfa.
aches, soreness, stiffness, painful
strains, neuraljric pains, and most
other external twinges that
humanity suffers from, enjoys its",
great sales because it practically
never fails to bring speedy, eomfoft ,
ing relief. '
Always ready for use, it tak lit
tie to penetrate without rnbblnf
and produce results. Clean, refresh
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tie means economy.
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American Lead men C&
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Be Sure That You At Registered
So You Can Vote November 8.
For six weeks, from October 1 to
November 11, there will be no jury
trials in this court.
The reasons for this unusual pro
ceedings in district court, following
so closely upon the opening of the
September term, are due to events
following one upon another. Dur
ing the first week in October the
Ak-Sa-Ben festivities will be held
in Oriiaha, a yearly occurrence that
plays havoc with court affairs. Al
so, during this week the lawyers
and judges will be called upon to
help in a large measure with the
filing of questionnaires for men in
the recent draft.
Another reason is that the next
Liberty loan drive will be started
the latter part of September, last- j
UJ null rviirt, ouu iiiv ian ivis
and judges will play a large part
in making this drive a big success.
Then follows the fall election on
November 5.
In addition to these very neces
sary reasons for a recess in court
procedure in Omaha, there is a de
cided slump in the number of cases
to be icard before a jury. This,
also, iswue in a large measure to
the war, which has been continu
ously making inroads on the num
ber and length of jury trials. War
has reduced greatly the "fighting"
among lawyers and many cases are
now goir.g through courts at a
much faster gait than formerly.
"For these reasons we will dis
continue calling juries until the sec
ond week in November," Judge
Redick said Wednesday morning,
"lt is out of the ord:nary, 'tis true,
but Uncle Sam and his work must
come first."
Visiting Ni'rses Make
1,825 Calls in August
Reports at the monthly meeting
of the Visiting Nurses' association
Wednesday morning showed a total
of 1.8J5 calls made during the month
of August on 637 patients. This is
exclusive of the baby stations where
358 mothers brought their babies
for treatment and advice since June
Miss Sarah Farley, the tuber
culosis nurse, made the largest num
ber of calls, amounting to 32. In
the scattered district of Benson,
Mrs. Margaret Farrell, the nurse as
signed to that section, made 189
calls. Arrangements are now being
made for a down-town baby station,
in addition to those farther out, but
Miss Margaret McCabe, superin
intendent, says it is difficult to find
a suitable room for the small rent
the association is able to pay, which
has delayed the installation of this
Twenty-four Years Is Eiotinh
To Walt for Hubby's Return
That 24 years is long enough to
await the return of a "prodio-aP
husband is the opinion of Mrs.
Martha J. Schultz, who filed a peti
tion for divorce from William J.
Schultz in district court Wednes
day. The couple were married in
Omaha on May 1, 1884 and Mrs.
Schultr alleges that William de
serted his home 24 years ago and
since that time has failed to con-
toSStS tq lisr support
The districting plan of organiza
tion, already in us by the loung
Men's Christian association and
Young Women's Christian associa
tion, was adopted. The Young
Men's Christian association will re
tain one of its former two district
chairmen; the Young Women's
Christian association, its district
leader, and each of the other five
organizations the National Catho
lic War council, the Jewish Welfare
board. War Camp Community Serv
ice, American Library association
and Salvation Army will appoint
a similiar agent in the same field.
This group of seven will form the
campaign executive committee tor
the district.
Acids Another Blue Star
to Bee Service Banner
Henry Donshydte, 2410 K. street,
added another star to The Bee
service flag. He has entered the S.
A. T. C. of Wesleyan college at Lin
coln, where he will take a mechani
cal course and French in prepara
tion for overseas duty. He is 20
years of age and a graduate of the
South Omaha High school. While
in Omaha he lived at the home of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. L.
Schmidt He was employed as an
artist in The Bee engravimr rooms.
Babies Born to Wives
of Two Traffic Officers
The street intersections at Four
teenth and Farnam and at Sixteenth
j and Dougla ought to be little
: oasises of comfort to traffic bound
j autosists today. Things should
I movely smoothly and cheerfully at
i those corners.
' W. J. Crebbs. who is traffic offi
I cer at Fourteenth and Farnam, is
i the father of a baby girl, newly ar
! rived, and Burt Thorpe, 2107 North
! Twenty-ninth street, traffic officer at
i Sixteenth and Douglas, is the father
! of a boy. also newly arrived.
I Both mothers are reported doing
j well and the babies are reported as
rieaitny, husky American youngsters.
Rotarians at Luncheon
Are Addressed by Jeff ers
The Rotary club met Wednesday
noon at the Fontenelle hotel. W
M Jeffers, ger.eral manager of the
Union Pacific railway, was the prin
cipal speaker. Allen B. A'bert, past
president of the International Asso
ciation of Rotary Clubs, who is in
the city in the interest of the united
war fund drive, gave an impromptu
In These Days
Of Wheat Saving
EVEnYnnnYk stork
Wednesday, September 18, 1918-
-Phone DougUa 2100
-the most delicious
corn flakes- have
a prominent place
on patriotic boards
si grocers
1 1
To Our
It is with our sincere
appreciation that we ex
tend our thanks to our
many friends who loaned
us the picture of their
"S o 1 d i e r B o y," which
helped to make our win
dow of pictures of Omaha
boys who have joined the
The window, which was
planned to do honor to
"Our Boys'' who are
fighting our battles, has
proven an unbounded suc
cess. So much so that hun
dreds have requested us to
use the picture of their
boy, and we have decided
to repeat the window
within the next few weeks.
And those who have the pic
ture of a "Soldier Boy" from
this vicinity that was not dis
played in our window, we would
suggest that you bring or send
it in with full information as to
title and where stationed, that
it may be properly recorded.
Again we take this means to
thank our friends for their kind
The New Styles in
Demand Your Attention Thursday
At $25.00 to $250.00
T7! MINENTLY becoming and ser
Hi viceable are the new coats
warm, handsome coatings.
The style specifications of the
the new coats are: Length,
48 inches, sleeves set in at the
shoulder and wide and loose
at the cuff; trimming, fur or
fur fabric on collar; colhrs
deep shawl, wide square, full
round and high choker.
We mention these specifications
of what are the "basis" or "founda
tion" lines of the coat styles for day
wear exclusively, because by know
ing them you buy with better judg
ment and satisfaction.
And' there is just this one more
thought we are ready to supply
your desires from a great cost stock
with a price range of $25.00 to
Burr ess Naah Coj Second Floor
CAVE All Peach
& Stones and Give
Them To The
They are urgently needed in a
certain very important branch of
war work. Whether you use a
dozen or even a smaller quantity
of peaches, save the stones and
bring them to the
Liberty Peach Stone
at our 16th street entrance,
where they are being collected
for Uncle Sam. The stones must
be dry.
Stamped Pillow Cases Ready
For Embroidering at $1.50 Pair
BEST quality tubing with hemstitched edges for
crocheting, standard size, four styles for selec
tion at $1.50 a pair.
Stamped dresser scarfs, lace trimmed, new patterns for
embroidery, size 18x54 inches, at 98c each.
Yarn Ball Holders 25c.
Wrist yarn holders, metal or celluloid, white, am
ber, red, etc., 25c each.
Stamped Night Gowns $1,50.
Ready to wear, except for a few embroidery
stitches, full sizes, fine quality nainsook, $1.50 each.
Stamped Sets for Babies 9Sc.
Consiting of towel, wash cloth and blanket for
pin or blue embroidery, fine quality huck, S8c set.
Burteas-Nash Co. Third Floor.
Then, will yon call on Bar-gess-Nash
freely and frequently
to keep in touch with each
Through our' Paris-to-the-front
service, we ean get many
articles to him. ,
Your gifts will go promptly,
safely, surely, and your aoldier
boy gets them intact.
We would stif gest making up
your order for Christmas deliv
ery now. .
Oversea Service and Infor
mation Bureau, Maia Floor.
Bnrrcaa-Naaa Co. Maia Fleer