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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 19, 1918)
THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1918.
IN SALT LAKE
Started Life in Nebraska as
Laborer, Made Fortune in
Utah and Won High
Salt Lake, City, Utah, Oct. 18.
Former United States Senator
Thomas Rearms, mining magnate
ind railway builder, died at his
iome here today following a stroke
Df apoplexy suffered several days
igo. Mr. Reams was struck by an
mtomobile about two weeks ago
and the excitement due to the
accident is said to have brought
on the stroke.
- He was 56 years old and is sur
vived by a widow and three children.
Developed Silver King.
The life history of Thomas
Kearns reads like a romance. Com
ng into a practically undeveloped
;ountry the famous Park City
Utah, mining region 35 years ago,
with nothing but strength and de
termination, he delved into the hid
:len treaMires of that camp and took
therefrom a fortune which gave him
the reputation of being Utah's
wealthiest man. Trior to his min-
-1 ing ventures in this state he had
I , Seen more or less active in the
1 ' Black Hills country and in Tomb-
I The famous Silver King mine of
i Park City and the name of Thomas
j Kearns were always linked together
I and many of this city's biggest
' structures were erected with funds
which came from the Silver King
property. Mr. Kearns was elected
to the United States senate in 1901
i and served four years. He was
owner of the Salt Lake City Trib
jne and leaves a fortune estimated
at several millions of dollars.
Laborer at O'Neill.
i Senator Thomas Kearns was orig
nally a Nebraskan. He came to
this state with his parents when
'still a boy and his family were
among the pioneer settlers of Holt
Kearns started out in life as a
laborer at O'Neill and it was his
boast, among friends, that he rose
from a ditch digger to the United
After leaving O'Neill he came to
- Omaha and lived in this city for a
time. When Count Creighton, Wil
liam Canada and the late Colonel
Cody were boon companions in the
old days Senator Kearns would stop
it Omaha and visit with these men
vho were intimate friends, for sev
:ral days at a time. He had many
warm friends among pioneer Ne
braskans and was always proud o!
the fact that he got his start in life
n this state.
Two Autos and Stret Car
Meet in Bad Smashup
Two automobiles and a street car
Collided at Nineteenth and Cum
ing streets at 2:00 Friday afternoon.
ind -two persons were bruised,
ieither one seriously.
Joe Dougherty of 1801 Dorcas
street, accompanied by R. Silkett,
1117 North Twenty-fourth street,
ind George Woods, 1612 Cuming
street, were driving north on Nine
teenth street, when their car was
struck at the intersection by a street
":ar. At the same time a car driven
jy John Blanw, 4725 Grand avenue,
going south" on Nineteenth street,
was struck by the same street car.
Both Dougherty and Blanw left the
scene of the accident before the po
Silkett sustained a number of
body bruises and a badly cut lip,
which required four stitches, and
, vVoods was bruised about the body
ind left leg. Witnesses say the
' street car did not stop after striking
Nebraska Men Receive
Commissions in Artillery
Nebraskans graduated October 2,
from the officers' training camp,
Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., and
recommended to be commissioned as
second lieutenants in the field artil
lery, United States army:
Elmer Leroy Ferguson, 141S South Six
teenth street, Omaha.
' Claude Raymond Ooldlnc, Harvard.
" Harold 0a Hoppe, Alexandria.
Jamea William McOovern, Hubbell.
' Oeorce Frederick Ptelffer, Hallam.
Earl Persel Kceder, Cozad.
.Raymond Bryant Smith, Scottsbluff.
' OrliWla Peter Taylor, Clay Center.
CUrcnst Klleworth Anderson, Grand Is
anti. Paul Henry Buchholx, Lexington.
Graham and Rye Flour and
Cabbage Reduced in Price
The Douglas county food price
fixing committee has ordered a re
duction in the selling price of graham
and rye flour and cabbage. Hereto
fore, graham and rye flour has sold
at $1.75 for 25-pound sacks. The
new orderjeduces the price to $1.55.
Cabbage formerly sold at 4 cents a
pound. Now lA-ccnt a pound has
been lopped off. These prices are
for cash and carry. Dealers are per
mitted to make an additional charge
for delivery, or credit.
Bluffs Men Lose Cars.
Two automobiles owned in Coun
cil Bluffs -were stolen from Omaha
streets Friday night.-1 The owners
were A. S. .Rogers, 157 Broadway,
who says his Ford touring car was
taken from Seventeenth and Doug
las streets yesterday afternoon; and
C A. Conway, Newmeyer hotel,
who missed his car from in front
5f 423 South Thirty-first street, Fri
Y. M. 0. A. Worker Killed.
New York, Oct 18. J. Addams
Linn of this city, a relative of Miss
Jane Addams of Chicago, a Y. M.
'C A. worker in France, was killed
recently by a shell while serving
hot chocolate to, gunners of an
American artillery regiment, ac
cording to a cable received tonight
at the United War Work campaign
headquarters. . ;
" 9 - a c - o
was iV- " We Have in Jesus" and other K
e.-ftis hymn, d;ed to'ay at'his0
' Atfuie iu Englewpod, N. J , . C'J
Noted Hymn Writer Dies."
New York, Oct 18. Charles
Converse, lawyer, inventor,
Free Shoe Fund
To Buy Shoes
For Shoeless Children
To help the little children of
Omaha grow up to be good citi
zens with American pep and
spirit," is the reason one man as
signs for sending in a contribu
tion to The Bee's free shoe fund.
He wants the girl for whom shoes
are bought with his money to
write hln a letter, giving her ad
dress, her school and her teach
er's name, which we will ask the
committee to have done. The let
ter will have to come later, as the
schools are now closed, and the
money will not be spent for the
shoes until the children start
back to school. Each little pair
of shoes will be specially fitted
Previously acknowledged. .$41.50
A friend, Murray, Neb 5.00
E. S. Whitehorn 2.00
Maud Gosselin, Grand
Second District Candidate De
livers Open-Air Talk; Sen
ator Norris Talks War
Two Young Boys Held
. Charged With Robbing Store
Mrs. Alice Flinn, 4004 North Thirty-fourth
avenue, reported ro police
that thieves entered her store, at
the above address, Friday afternoon,
by crawling through the basement
window, during her absence, and
stole a quantity of small change,
Two young boys living in the
neighborhood, were arrested Fri
day evening, and turned over to
Probation Officer Gus Miller,
charged with the offense.
They are Harry Haslock, 4925
North Thirty-fourth avenue, 11
years old, and Edward Wyer, 15
years old, 3534 Taylor' street.
Albert W. Jefferis. republican
candidate for congress from the Sec
ond district, addressed a gathering
of Sarpy county voters last night on
the porch of the hotel in Papillion.
Although the weather was un
favorable for such an occasion, the
attendance was fair and all listened
attentively to the speaker.
"The overshadowing proposition
today is Americanism," Mr. Jef
feris began. "We are all demonstrat
ing our responsibility to the presi
dent in this great crisis. It is a
glory to the nation that men of all
classes have been guided by their
best thought and have s!:own tha?
they can work together a a great
brotherhood should work.
Uphold Rights of Human.
"There never has been a time
when there was so much unanimity
of determination to uphold the
American flag and all that it stands
for. We are proud to say that men
of all parties have put their shoul
ders together to support the gov
ernment, to liberate mankind from
the threatened thralldom of an un
"If I would try to analyze the
American spirit, it would be to say
that we believe in the fundamental
rights of human beings and to ob
tain for all that happiness, peace
and contentment to which the hu
man family is entitled. That is the
great object and purpose of human
"When this war shall be over, we
are necessarily going to see a re
construction throughout the world.
Peace Through Victory.
"America is going to have a great
merchant marine. We may rest as
sured that the high seas is going to
see the American bottom to an ex
tent never realized, and this will
open up new avenues of enter
prise. "Peace will come only through
victory, because a real peace can
not be assured while a military
power exists. With all of these
questions coming, it seems to me
that American citizenship should be
expressed to the end that the great
body of mankind are brothers in
fact as well as in name."
This the Last War. '
Senator G. W. Norris followed Mr.
Jefferis. He stated that evolution has
been the history of civilization, and
that there never has been a forward
step but which was accompanied
"The advance of government and
happiness has gone on more rapidly
in the new world than in the old,"
the senator stated. "We have de
cided to make this the last war and
it must be fought to a permanent
peace, as permanent as the ingen
uity of man can make it. It is the
highest purpose that ever moved
the mind of jnan. Slavery and
demon war are both relics of bar
barism.' The partnership between
the kaiser and God must be dis
solved." He urged support of Lib
Greeks Reclaim Land.
Saloniki, Oct. 18. Greek troops
today completed tru reoccupation of
the regions of Greek Macedonia,
which have been held by the Bulgar
ians and Turks.
In Use of Sugar to
Follow New Order
Washington, Oct. 18. Restric
tions on the use of sugar during
November and December were
announced by the food adminis
tration tonight Sugar allotments
for household use will be held
strictly to two pounds a person
each month and the supply for
manufacturers of soft drinks, ice
cream and confections will be re
duced sharply, it was said.
For the manufacture of soft
drinks and ice cream the amount
to be supplied during November
and December will be 25 per cent
of the normal requirements or a
cut of one-half from the amount
used for such purposes since July.
Practically all manufacturers of
beverage syrups, chewing gum,
chocolate, malted milk, cocoa, ta
ble syrups and molasses, soda wa
ter and artificial honey will be cut
to 50 per cent of the average
monthly use from July 1 to De
cember 31, 1916, and the year 1917
Five Omahans to Receive
Commission at West Point
Five Omahans are listed as mem
bers of the classes which will be
graduated from the West Point
Military academy this year. The
graduation exercises will be held
November 1. The Qmaha men are
Percival Banister, son of Col. J. M.
Banister; Howard Canan, son of
Clarence Canan, both in the senior
class; and Albert A. Wedemeyer,
son of Capt. A. A. Wedemeyer; Car
lysle Allen, son of Donald Allen,
and Alfred M. Burgman, brother of
Mrs. Arthur Rosenblum, in the ju
nior class. Burgman plans visiting
in Omaha for a short time before
joining the regiment to which he
will be assigned.
Judge Orders Boys to Stop
Bothering Kelpin Home
Boys in the neighborhood around
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Kelpin must quit worrying the Kel
pins by fastening cats to their back
door, breaking the shrubbery, de
stroying the lawn, damaging their
automobile and throwing plaster on
the windows, was the verdict render
ed by Judge Troup in juvenile court
yesterday. The action was brought
by Kelpin, who charged that he and
his wife were continually annoyed
by children in the vicinity of their
home, Forty-first and Cass streets.
On the other hand, Mrs. Kelpin
was charged with shooting a re
volver from her home Saturday
night to scare the boys away,
which charge she denied.
The judge ordered Kelpin that
the shooting must stop, and that he
should relieve his wife of the re
volver and keep it out of the house.
War Trade Board Controls
Handling of Coffee Import
Food Administrator Wattles has
been advised that the War Trade
board, co-operating with the food
administration, has taken over the
handi ng of all coffee imported into
the United States.
A Nutritious Diet for AD Ages
Quick Lunch. Home or Offict
OTHERS ir.. IMITATIONS
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"The Store of Specialty Shops"
"BARBER OF SEVILLE.
Have you made your
Buy Seats Now.
Saturday- Last Day of Remodeling Sale
Take advantage of the Extraordinary Values Offered
vNLY the highest type of seasonable merchandise involved merchandise that is characteristic of this store.
Every shop affected by the remodeling presents remarkable values. A partial list follows:
Women's Coats and Dresses
Radical Price Reductions
COATS in the smartest styles, fashioned
of soft, warmth-giving materials in rich, dark
DRESSSES of taffeta, satin, serge and
combination of satin and georgette crepe.
Group 1 Were up to $29.50
Group 2 Were up to $39.50
Group 1 Were up to $25
Group 2 Were up to $29.50
Women's Smart Tailored Suits
Every Suit in the House Included
NO RESERVATIONS every suit in the
house is included in this great re
modeling Sale. Well tailored of men's wear
serge, fine wool velour, burrella cloth and
poplin in a variety of popular colors and
Three Big Groups
.Group 1 Were up to $29.50
Group 2 Were up to $45.00
Group 3 From $49.50 to $195
Were up to $8.75
Silk Petticoats $3.95; Sateen Petticoats $1.75
Saturday at the Children's Store
Girls' Winter Coats
Unusual Values Saturday
WARM, serviceable coats for school wear.
Made of zibeline, corduroy and Egyp
tian plush, in girlish styles. Sizes 7 to 14
Girl s Winter Coats
Newest 1918-1919 styles
WITH the opening of the Win
ter season, we may once
again emphasize that we have an
exclusive Girls' Coat Shop, de
voted to Girls' sizes and not
handicapped by being an
abridged edition of a Woman's
. Included in this group are
newest styles, made of all-wool
fabrics. Sizes 7 to 16 years.
ideal for school wear
SPLENDID weight, firmly woven serge,
plain blue serge or plaids. Fancy
pockets and belts. Sizes from 12 to 16 years.
50 Children's Coats
2 to 7 years
OUR Children's Coat Shop is in complete
readiness to attend to your every coat
desire. ' Featuring fifty coats for Satur
day at the unusual price quoted. Made of
Corduroy plush and boucle.
75 Children's Coats
Warm and Serviceable
Pretty styles, made of vel
vet, corduroy and plush.
Girls' Tarn 0' Shanters
Made of plush or velvet.
Very desirable for school
Girls' Dress Hats, $2.50
Well made of good quality
velvet, with fancy ribbon as
Tailored Hats $1.95
Girls' tailored hats specially . grouped
at' this price for Saturday, including values
up to $4.50.
Boys' Dependable Suits
1 and 2 pairs pants
FIRM, hard-wearing materials in gray and
brown mixtures. Strong seams. Stout
linings, extra thickness where the rub and
the pull always come. Some suits have two
pairs of pants. Also a limited number of.
serge and corduroy suits included in this
Boy's Suits $10.95
Well-made suits in gray,
brown and blue mixtures, also
Khaki wool. One and two pairs
of pants. Sizes 6 to 17 years.
Remarkable values. V
Boys' School Blouses
69c or 3 or $2.00
Dependable percales in blue,
black and brown stripes, abso
lutely fast colors.
Watch Free with Every
With every woolen or corduroy suit pur
chased in our Boys' Shop, we will give, abso-.
lutely free, one guaranteed nickel-plated
watch, or with a furnishing purchase
amounting to $1Q.
414-416-418 South 16tb Street,
Queen Anne in Jacobean Oak or American Walnut
William and Mary in Jacobean Oak or American Walnut
Manufactured to the order of Orchard & Wilhelm Co.
William and Mary Queen Ann
Either Suite in American Walnut or Jacobean Oak.
Hr HEY were bought long before the big price advances of
A recent months, but even then, it was only our ability to
buy in very large quantities that enabled us to contract for
them at the price we did an advantage that wo turn over to
YOU in full.
Just compare these suites with others
elsewhere that are priced from 25
to 30 higher.
Take Note of These Things, Too,
Full oak interiors throughout.
The extra fine finish in both woods.
Your choice of this great value four different ways.
See the dependable construction of each piece.
The well-sustained detail throughout each suite.
The generous size of all the pieces.
and the prices.
54-inch Buffet, as illustrated... $48.00
China Closet, 42 inches wide $40.00
Serving Table, 36 inches wide $20.00
54-inch Extension Table that extends to 6 feet,
Chairs with full Spanish leather slip seats. . . .$8.50
Arm Chairs to match '. $13.50
' Second Floor
To the woman who is looking for a bright, cheerful Rug
of reliable quality that is moderately priced we would say see,
these slightly mismatched Axminsters. The mismatching o
shading is so slight that it has to be pointed out, while the
price concession is about ONE-THIRD.
27x54 Axminster, special $2.95
36x72 Axminster, special $4.80
7-6x10-6 Axminster, special $19.40
9x12 Axminster, special $28.40
Cocoa Mats, for wet, slushy, winter weather, J 1 ff
, . V X iVV
Plain hemstitched kinds of
dependable quality. Regu
lar price, $2.00. Special
price, per pair ....$1.65
Silk hemstitched and of
sheer texture. Regular price,
$2.85. Special price, per
Short lengths of Curtain
Materials, Cretonnes, Sun
fast Fabrics and Madras.
1 to 4 yards to the piece.
At HALF PRICE
Worth up to $2.50. Special
J ' L
Top from left to right.
8-in. Pie Plate, 75c
6-in Shirred egg dish, 75c.
8 -in. Pie Plates, 90c.
8-in. Au Gratin, 85c.
Bottom from left to right.
8!4-in. Casserole, $2.
7- in. Round Baker, 85c.
5x8-in. Bread Dish, 90c.
Custard Cup, 20c.
8- in. Casserole, $1.75.
fXX T"Y t! " T" the transparent oven and f
j serving ware Unbreakable
Pyrex ware is guaranteed absolutely unbreakable by heat.
The good cook recognizes the advantage of being able to see
to the bottom of the utensil while the cooking is going on. In
this way she may know when the dish is cooked or if it is
liable to burn. "Pyrex" saves time in that it is a serving war
as well as a cooking ware. It is very beautiful on the table.
No kitchen once equipped with "Pyrex" ever goes back to the
We also show "Pyrex" ware in beautiful decorated styles.
Silk Underwear Specials
Saturday we will offer extra
ordinary values in Ladies' Silk
Underwear. - v
1508 and 1510 Douglas St.
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