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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATUKDAY, AUUUST SIT, 119.
Stomach is Quick to Upset When
School Children Are Idle
VACATION days are days of over-eating and under-exercising
(or most boys and girls. They loll around nibbling at light
food, unconcerned whether the fruit is green or ripe.
Th muk k cramps, tkin ouptkxu,
pimplet. Vitamer cold, lonstipetioa
and diarrhea. The ham of tuck trouble
w upset stomach, and nothing will
give ufer and quicker relief ihu the well
known Or. Caldwell Syrup Pepsin.
It it just a combination of ample laxatnre
kerb with pepsin, formula evolved
tome 30 yean ago by Dr. Caldwell
himself. Syrup Peptin ii now uied by
millions of vpeople and i today the
largest-celling liquid laxative in the world.
It ii the mildest and gentlest of laxa
tive. It regulates the stomach and
bowels so well that they can soon work
normally again without the aid of medi
cine. And unlike the hanker physics and
cathartics. Syrup Pepsin does not gripe
or cause discomfort, even to a tiny baby.
A bottle of Or. Caldwell's Syrup
Pep'sin can be bought at any drug store
for 50c and $1. the latter the family size.
A free trial .bottle can be had by tending
your address to Dr. W. B. Caldwell.
460 Washington St, Montkello, 11L
C y DP CALDWEtLLS T
bvruD Pen sin
MIND; WILL KEEP
Reverses Opinion of LastJ
- Month and Gives Advice
to "Use Children's
Mayor Smith has changed his
mind again. When questioned yes
terday about the continued delay in
opening the municipal store in the
Auditorium which was to open
Thursday night, t but didn't, the
"I don't believe it is the province
rf the city to run stores." '
Less than four weeks ago, when
the mayor was at the height of his
enthusiasm regarding selling of
staples, he declared:
"We're . going into this business
and we're' going to sell such things
as bacon, ham, canned goods, corn
meal, dried . vegetables. We'll es
tablish' stores in the Auditorium,
South Side city hall and perhaps in
the various fire barns. We'll buy
government foods and we'll buy
from wholesale houses and sell to
the people at cost." v
Yesterday he said Ihe reason the
sole remaining "store" oj his ambiti
ous scheme, the one in the Audi
torium, will not open tonight, and
did not open last night, is that he
can't get the foodstuffs from the
"But aren't you going to buy in
the open market, Mr. Smith?' he
"Oh, no," he said. "We won't
do that." "' 1 ,
"And when this government food
is all gone the municipal stores wilt
go out of existence?"
Commissioners Oppose Mayor.
City Commissioners Ure and
Zimman were leaders m opposing
the mayor's scheme, which they
characterized as "absurd." Mr. Ure
has been xmt of the city since the
ordinance for the "stores" was
passed. He was to have charge of
the "stores" under the ordinance.
Commissioner Zimman was given
the job during Mr. Ure's absence.
But when he started at the work the
mayor suddenly took a notion to do
the Job himself.
Now he is ready to drop it alto
"I will sell some more govern
ment food at the Auditorium just as
soon as I can buy it," he said. "Cap
tain Hofmann, who has charge of
this food distribution, tells me he
has a mountain or orders from small
towns throughout this territory fqr
small quantities of this food and he
must get this out before he will
know how much he wjll have left to
sell to the city store. believe the
stuff is in the railroad yards now,
but I can't get it."
"And when will you open the
Watts for U. S. Food.
"Can't say at all," declared the
mayor. "Have to wait till we can
get government food." '
Meanwhile there isn't even a mu
nicipal vegetable market in opera
tion, though the council has been
thrashing that question- out for
"We have a market in South
Omarra, the children's market which
is open' every Wednesday and Sat
urday morning,"' said the mayor.
"The children sell what they raise in
their own gardens there."
Goes to Jail Rather Than
Pay 7;Cent Street Car Fare
Rather than pay the 7-cent street
rar far Rnhfrr Rowrletv cuest at
the Hotel Windsor, Tenth and
TT J . . 1 ' ' 1
nowara streets, cnosc 10 go to jau
Thursday night. He was charged
with disturbing the'peace and refus
ing to pay car fare. Patrolman
Manch arrested him at Thirteenth
'and Farnam streets. In police court
yesterday he was fined $4 and costs.
If the Peddlers Do, It Will Be
More Than Mayor Has Done
Mayor Smith yesterday issued per
mission for peddlers of fruit from
wagons' to stand on the vacant lot,
southwest corner of Sixteenth and
Davenport streets. Complaints
tad been received from residents of
the neighborhood because of the
peddlers' presence there. The may
or says they are helping to reduce
the cost of living.
OF HIGH PRICES
TO ATTEND FAIR
Hearings Will Be Resumed in
Douglas County Septem
ber 8 Williams Goes
Talk Elevator $
High Class All-Wool Suits and
Top Coats at Reasonable Prices
x If you can duplicate suits or top coats at any
ground floor store for less than $10 more, come
back and get your money.
The men of Omaha who take advantage of the
opportunity which is now presented to buy high
grade Fall clothing at this store, will be hard to
convince that there is any real need for the tre
mendous increases promised by the clothing
manufacturers for this Fall.
Our system of merchandising buying for
cash, selling for cash, and avoiding the many leap
ing service costs such as charge accounts, deliver
ies, ground floor rents, expensive fixtures, clear
ance sales, etc., enables us to sellhigh-class cloth
ing at prices considerably less than those asked fyy
other stores. Early buying facilitated an -exceptional
offering, and never before in our history
were we able to present such wonderful values.
rf S to
Snanti audi T6p at
$20 to $40
Trade Upstairs ajid Save
Thousands of men in Nebraska and Iowa have
come to realize the saving which is made possible
by the operating methods of this big daylight
clothing store. We number among our clientele
bankers, lawyers, business men, salesmen, of
fice men and tradesmen. All that we ask is for
you to compare the values we offer, with those of
other stores. " " f
Wth md Faraam
!nid Floor SOTiriti
The state probe into profiteering,
which was started in the court house
a week ago, ws temporarily ad
journed yesterday afterrfoon, with
the announcement that it probably
will be resumed Monday morning,
"We are investigating some new
line of attack and expect to be able
to resume the Omaha probe in about
a week," said Albert Hunger, spe
cial counsel for the state.
George A. Williams, chief of the
state bureau of markets and market
ing, who has been presiding at the
locai meetings, returned 10 A-incom
last, night. He wants to attend the
state fair next week.
Pioneer Grocer Testifies.
The last witness to testify yes
terday was Samuel Sommer, pio
neer grocer, of Twenty-eighth and
"The people are mistaken in think
ing that the retail grocers are
profiteers," said the witness. "I
can show you by our boks that we
are losing money on such staples
as butter, eggs and sugar. Yeste
day I bought 75 bags of sugar in
Chicago at a price that will figure
1054 cents a pound -at our store.
We will sell this sugar at 11 cents
per pound which will be at a' loss
when you figure the overhead ex
"People are more fastidious to
day than they were five years ago.
The other day a colored boy
brought back some pork chops and
complained that they were not from
the inside cut. I offered to return
his money and. I thought we were
going to have a race riot.
Package Goods Expensive.
"If we would go backto the cus
toms of 25 years ago in some things,
we would live better and cheaper.
We used to sell molasses and vine
gar from barrelsbut who willx buy
them today from barrels? People
will pay 20 cents for an 8-ounce
package of soda crackers, which is
40 cents a pound. They could get
just as good crackers in 6-pound
packages at 22 cents a pound. There
is too much hot air in package
"They claim that package goods
are more sanitary. Our grandpar
ents lived longer than people of to
day and yet they did not have sani
tary package goods. '
"It is easier to sell porterhouse
steak at our store for 75 cents a
pound than it is to sell the cheaper
cuts of meat.
"Every grocer is working hard
himself today behind the counter,
and that shows he is not making
much money. We have, been run
ning at a loss 'for the last two or
three years. , Ninety per cent of
the grocers can't pay their bills
promptly." - .
. i Wholesalers Are Blamed. ,
J. J. Cameron, secretary of the
Omaha Retail Grocers' association,
anH the Omaha Retail Butchers' as
sociation, testified yesterday at the
state food probe in the court house.
that the average Umana retail gro
cer is so careless about his methods
of figuring expenses and profits that
he is barely eking out a living.
T. E. Brvan. vice president of the
Basket Stores, Inc., testified to theJ
alleged unfair practices among
Omaha wholesalers and jobbers in
restraining manufacturers and pro
ducers from selling direct to Omaha
chain store concerns. Mr. Bryan
asserted that specific information
of combinations formed against
those who will not maintain certain
fixed prices, has been furnished by
his company to the Federal Trade
"To illustrate the situation," said
Mr. Bryan, "I will state that a week
ago I werjt to Denver to meet the
SaJea agent of a sugar refinery. He;
told me he could not sell us any
sugar because we were in the chain
store business, and that his - firm
would get themselves in bad with
the Omaha wholesale grocers if they
sold sugar to1 us. We sent a repre
sentative to Chicago, where a sugar
broker asked our man if he had
seen the other brokers, and he then
referred our agent to th Omaha
sugar rokers. There, was plenty of
sugar in Chicago at that time, be
cause we obtained knowledge that
the same broker to whom we had
gone, a few days, later sold 42 cars
of sugar to a Chicago chain store
Cameron's Line of Defense.
"Competition among retail groc
ers is so strong that they are afraid
to raise prices as fast as the whole
salers raise their prices. The retail
ers hold the prices down to the last
minute," was the line of defense of
fered by Mr. Cameron, for the re
tailers. "If these grocers would
figure into their expenses items of
salaries for themselves and mem
bers of their families who work in
the stores, most of them would
show a loss. If they, knew how to
figure profits correctly, they would
make some money."
What Cameron "Knows."
"Do you know of anyone who is
saving more money today by prac
ticing the old principles of economy
you referred to? asked Mr. Mun-ger.
Yes, I know several, 'r. Cam
eron replied. '
Do you know of any profiteering
within the last six months?" the
witness was asked.
"I don't Tcnow of any. I don't
think that the word 'profiteering' js
the right word to use. I don't be
lieve that word describes the condi
tions. I know of speculation in food
products, but I would not call it
profiteering. Take the sugar situa
tion, for instance. I believe that the
refiners are selling at the. regular
average prices, but it seems that
speculators have taken options on
hundreds of thousands of bags and
have been buying and selling back
and forth?' v
H. Simon, wholesale grocer,, tes
tified that the fruit growers' asso
ciations of California constitute a
real menace to the publio welfare;
that they arbitrarily fix their prices
and as much as say to the people:
"Here are our goods and our prices,
accept or refuse them as you wish."
He asserted that the largest crop
of California fruits ever raised is
reported this season, and' yet prices
have been soaring. He believed the
federal government should investi
gate these fruit growers' associations.
Mr. arid Mrs. Shoji Osato
, Parents of Baby Girl.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. $hoji Osato yesterday after
noon at their home. 4910 Chicago
street. Mrs. Osato was Miss Flor
ence Fitzpatrick before her mar
riage. y " ,
Wrecked Automobile Found
A wrecked autonjobile was found
yesterday at the side of a road one
half mile west of Benson. Police
were notified and hauled the car to
the police station, where they are
holding it for identification.
Berg Women's.; Shop
1621 Farnam St.
New Ahtumn Styles
Exquisite Tricotine Dresses
Superbly tailored models.
Fashonable Silk Frocks-
Wonderful Tailored Suits
More' beautiful than ever.
Superbly Styled Coats
Sumptuously Fur Trimmed
1621 Farnam St.
The Drezd Mix tays:
"Vacation ia almost over and
I have iurely had a good time.
Now for I new pair of Shoea
and back to School and
The only shoe store v
in Omaha which has a
special department for -the
children. It means
Our new Fall stock of chil
dren's shoes is ready, all the
new shapes and materials
are here awaiting your in
spection. Every pair of
is of strictly Drexel quality
and you know that means
the very best. Bring the .
children in Saturday and
make your selection .while
our stocks are complete
DREXEL SHOE CO.
1419 Farnam Street
Mail Orders Solicited.
Parcel Post Paid
GREAT OLD REMEDY
FOR SKIN DISEASES
S S. S. Clear Skin of Erup
tions Drives Poison From
Get it fixed In your mind that
skin eruptions, Eczema, burping,
itching skin, and all skin diseases
are due entirely to impure and in
jected blood. If the trouble was
on the outside of the skin, by simply
washing and keeping it clean you
could obtain relief not even oint
ments, lotions, and salves would be
necessary. Agree with us in this
belief and your trouble can be re
lieved you can be entirely restored
to health. S. S. S. is a purely
vegetable treatment that you can
secure from your own druggist.
Fiftv veara stcn S S S no. j;
o- "wo mo-
covered and given to suffering man
kind. During this period it has
proven its remarkable remedial
properties and has relieved thou
sands of cases of disease caused by
poor blood. You can be relieved,
but you must take S. S. S. Take
it if only pimples appear, for they
denote bad blood, and may be fol-
lowed by the sufferings from tortur
ing skin eruptions. Therefore be
sure. Don't take chances, don't use
ivuuns. n ytrors is a special case,
write for expert medical advice.
Address Medical Urrector, 258 Swift
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operation. No chloroform or Either mod. Cunt
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