Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 28, 1919, Page 14, Image 14

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Married to Balloon School
Soldier, Omaha Maid Now
Seeks Separate Mainte
nance In Divorce Court.
A romance which started while
Morris Geller of Springfield, Mass.,
was stationed at the balloon school
at Omaha in 1918, is having its sad
denouement in the Douglas county
"district court where Anna Geller is
seeking separate maintenance from
She filecTa petition yesterday stat
ing they were wedded February
13, 1918, but that he husband re
fused to make her an allotment
while he was in the army and that
she secured it only through the
good offices of the Red Cross. She
says he also refused to make his
wife the beneficiary of his insur
ance. ' . .
Since his discharge from the
army last May, he has been living
at his home, 50 Bancroft street,
Springfield, Mass, and working in
his father's dry goods store, 60
Fairy street, Springfield, Mass.
Mrs. Geller says her husband has
Young Soldier's Wife,
Confessed Shoplifter, f
Given 20 Days In Jail
The youngest confessed girl shop
lifter ever convicted in Central po
lice court was compelled to run the
gauntlet of Bertillon officers and
measurements yesterday.
She told police her name was Al
beYta Hannum, alias Mrs. .Frank
Amie. "I'm a married woman and
I'm only 14 years old," she snapped
ot Police Judge Foster. Upon her
own confession that she had stolen
a woman's coat valued at $20 from
the Brandets store, she was given
a jail sentence ut :u days.
Investigation proved that the
girl ' was married recently to Pvt,
Frank Amie, stationed at Fort
Crook. Though she said the mar
riage license was obtained in Doug
las county, the ceremony was per
formed at Port Crook, which is in
Sarpy" county, the girl stated. The
army chaplain stationed at Fort
Crook was in police -court and cOr
roborated the girl's statement.
Richard Page Dies
From Illness Wnich
Began Overseas
refused to return vto her art 4 that
his sister wrote her letters telling
her to get a divorce and that her
husband's family would make it im
possible for her to live with him.
Mrs. Geller says she has heard
that her husband is posing as a
single man in Springfield.
Engineers representing American
oil interests are exploring northern
Peru for petroleum.
Take tablets only as told in each ' 'Bayer" package.
CRtcAatd Jctsfe
'nehrt-rtH'J finite
Judge Children by Thoughts
And Development, For Many
Are Old Beyond Their Years
Sixteen Year-Old Franklin Patterson Lies Dead by
His Own Hand Why'? Beatrice Fairfax De
duces Many Lessons From Fate of Youth Child
ren's Dates "Cute" But Dangerous Disappoint
ments Lead to Veritable Brain Storms.
The "Bayer Cross" is the signa
ture of the true "Bayer Tablets of
Aspirin." The name "Bvyer" is
only on genuine Aspirin prescribed
by physiciai for oyer, eighteen
In every handy "Bayer" package
are proper directions for Pain,
Colds, Headache, Toothache,
ache, Neuralgia, Rheumatism,
bago, Sciatica, Neuritis.
Tin .boxes of 12 tablets cost only
a few cents. Druggists also sell
larger "Bayer" packages. Aspirin
is the trade-mark of Bayer Manu
facture of Monoaceticacidcster of
Richard Page, only son- of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter T. Page, 101
North Thirty-ninth street, died
Sunday afternoon at the family
home, following an illness which
began in France, before he re
turned to Omaha August 20 of this
year. He did not recover from the
effects of a surgical operation.
He was attached to the United
States ship "Northern Pacific," as
special aide to the captain and had
not been' discharged from the naval
service. He enlisted during the
spring of 1917, while he was attend
ing school at Lawrenceville, N. J.
He was born in Omaha and was a
student at Central High srhool.-
Mr. rage was i years old Sep
tember 21, last. His father is gen
eral manager of the American
Smelting and Refining company of
this city. Mrs. John Trinder of
Fort McHenry, near Baltimore, is
a sister.
Funeral services will be held
this afternoon at 2 from the
home, Dean Tancock of Trinity
cathedral officiating. Burial will be
at Forest Lawn cemetery.
An adjustable foot to hold a lad
der firm on uneven surfaces has won
its inventor a patent.
Sixteen-year-old Franklin Pat
terson lies dead.
He died after firing two shots in
to his own body and a love affair
was the cause.
Omaha is wide-eyed, speculative.
forgiving and condemning of the
boy who took 'his life because of
unrequited love. The cause is be
ing discussed by those who read
and those who knew the Patter
son family and the Yaeger family
the parents of. Francos Yaeger,
his sweetheart.
Some say that modern parents
encourage the "date making" in
their young children who have no
discretion and no judgment. There
is not much defense for such par
ents. Yet, I am wondering if they
are as guilty of committing a sin
in this direction as they are in
omitting to correct tendencies.
Children naturally follow the lead
of their elders. At first they like
the idea of making engagementi
with- children of the opposite se.
Parents smile and tjink this cute.
Sometimes it is. But there is a far
more serious side to life which is
being entirely overlooked.
Franklin was but 16 and there is
no doubt that he loved little 14-year-old
Frances Yaeger a mere
child who should not have been
permitted to "make dates" ' with
During the 'teens, we must all
admit, boys and girl, go througn
the most trying period of their
lives. Yet, how few stop to con
sider that these years should have
the most serious consideration of
the parents. They are leaving child
hood to enter manhood and woman
hood. Their minds are veritable
brain-storms. They feel more keen
ly, suffer more intensely, - than at
any other time in their lives.
The average person thinks of a
child according to the years it has
lived. This is the easy way the
way of least menetal resistance, so
parents and the world at large:
take it. .
Franklin Patterson suffered th;
tortures known only to rare souis
at 16, no doubt. Pie deeply loved
little Frances Yaeger, a child who
should be playing with children in
stead of thinking of dates and love
Children are not pieces of dough,
but living human beings, souls just
the same as the oldest man or
woman on earth. They should be
given serious consideration and
judged, not by the years they have
lived, but by the thoughts they
Because Franklin Patterson's mind
and heart were far in advance of
his experience and judgment, he
lies dead today and the mourners
cannot bring him back with regrets.
U. P. Manager, Home
from Rail Wage Meet,
Sees Bright Future
YVT M. Jeffers. general manager of
the Union Pacific railroad, returned
from Washington, D. C, Sunday
after a month's absence, during
which time he has represented the
central western region at a hearing
of railroad firemen before the fed
eral wage board.
Mr. Jeffers would not comment on
the labor conditions as it affects the
"I believe the future for the rail
roads of this country is bright," he
said, "in spite of the many labor dis
putes. I was merely a witness at
hearings in Washington.
"Any plans for the Union Pacific
railroad, when it is returned to pri
vate ownership, would be prema
ture at the present time. We have
all we can do to handle the business
which we have on hand."
Red Cross Trying to Get
Information On Lost Men
The Home Service section of the
American Red Cross is anxious to
locate William Collier, Clarence
Dillon, Joseph Stark, D. Cooper,
Walte A. Haynes, C. C. Hamilton
and Theodore Stuckart. Any one
having information please telephone
Tyler 2721 or call at the Red Cross
headquarters in the Wilkinson build
ing, 1205 Farnam street.
ILeg Sore
A hot ton-wry dtr-fuH f M
Oadurt Afoar U Ur, DaNrili
lht Theajunta few drop fthfw
tl. cooling liquid. D. D. D. Irritation
and pain coo. Swo t. Nrrotbtaf tloo
at aiirht la do time, complete fan).
In. We rwumntM th flrmt bottl. ate.
ftcuid $1 .00, Aik ftr D. D. D. Ma
M lotion for Skin Disease
Fiv Sherman St McConnall Drug Stern.
Skinner's the Best
Macaroni and Spaghetti
Recipe Book Free Omaha
High School Is Shrouded
In Gloom Over Boy's Suicide
Central high, school was shrouded
in gloom yesterday over the death of
Franklin 'S. Patterson, 16-year-old
sophomore, 3333 Pine street, who,
Saturday night, shot himself while
attending a stag party of his fel-
lovV-students at the home ot Al
bert Evans, 3015 South'Thirty-third
street. Despondency over an miat
uation for a class-mate, Frances
Yaeger, 14 years old, 2959 Harris
street, is the reason assigned for the
suicide, his intimate friends say.
Patterson's last words as he stag
gered from the room after firing
the fatal shot were: "Tell her I'm
all right." His fraternity brothers
of the Sigma Tau Nu, a high school
organization, who were present at
the. party, held him as he gasped
the words.
Funeral services will be held at 2
tomorrow afternoon at Stack &
Falconer's undertaking parlors.
Burial will be in West Lawn. Six
members of the boy's class will act
as pall-bearers.
Beat the
C -
a package
before the war
a package
during the war
a package
Dockets Crowded by Dely
Caused by Riot of Sep
tember 28.
The "wheels of justice in the
Douglas county district court began
grinding at triple speed yesterday
after a four-weeks' delay due to the
riot and court house fire of bep
tetnher 28.
The jury panel of 120 men which
should have- begun trial ot cases
four weeks afiro, began yesterday in
three criminal courts instead of one,
as under ordinary circumstances.
More than 100 criminal cases are
awaiting trial, in addition to tne
riot indictments, which are being
returned by the grand jury.
Presiding Judge Kedick ,is in
court-room No. 3. After the men
with valid excuses had been excused
from jury duty, criminal trials were
started by District Judges Redick,
Sears and Day, who have been as'
siened to the criminal docket.
Arthur Nelson, charged with
stealing an automobile, was placed
on trial before Judge Sears and a
jury. John Shine, charged with car
rying concealed weapons was put on
trial betore Judge JJay and a jury.
The grand jury, which has been
holding its sessions in the ante room
of court room No. 3, is how holding
its sittings in the Grand army room.
Inventor of Browning
Gun Passes Through City
Passing through Omaha yester
day, J. M. Browning, inventor of
the famous machine gun of that
name, found time to give a short
interview, telling ot new improve
ments of his gun, and expressing
the opinion that had the Omaha
police possessed one or two of
them the riot of September 28
might have been averted.
We are making a new model air-
cooled gun for the Belgian army,"
said Mr. Browning. His home is
in Ogden, Utah, and he is on his
way there from the east.
Ends Short Visit in Omaha.
George H. Harries, who served
as brigadier general overseas, left
Sunday night for Chicago and New
York, after a social visit here of
four days with Omaha friends. He
will take charge of the New York
office of H. M. Byllesby and . Co.,
of which he is vice-president.
Only Two Cases of Smallpox
Under Quarantine In. Omaha
The health department yesterday
reported only two cases of smallpox
now under quarantine in Omaha.
One more case of influenza has
been reported, this from the South
Side, making a total of 13 for the
Twenty-five cases of scarlet fever
are under quarantine.
The price is on every can
It is the same now
as before the war
and furthermore dpuble
the price could not buy
a better baking powder
The Government Uses It and Sent
Millions of Pounds Overseas
Can Be Quickly Overcome by
Purely vege
tableact sure
SS1 AMlflwAfl
the liver. Cor- yfl
rect bilious. A
ache, dizzi
ness and indigestion,
They do their
Small PHI Small Dose Small Price
great nerve and blood tonic for
Anemia, RhenmarJra, Nervousness,
Sleeplessness and Female Weakness.
teniM Biti lev (tin ntC
-and ftom there we went to Japan
Talk about adventures!
Men in the Navy come home
with the kind of experiences that
most chaps read of only in books.
Here's your chance if you are a
he fellow!
Uncle Sam has, as you know, a
big Navy and gives red-blooded
young fellows like you an opportu
nity to step aboard and "shove off".
What will you get out of it?
Just this:
A chance to rub elbows with
shoulders' and hair on your chest.
You will get 30 care-free vaca
tion days a year, not counting
shore leave in home or foreign ports.
You will have the kind of com
radeship in travel that sailors know.
You will have regular pay, over
and above your meals, lodging, and
first uniform outfit -'good stuff,
all of it.
You can join for two yeas.,
When you get through youH be
physically and mentally "tuned
up" for the rest of your life. YouH
To any father and mother :
In the Navy, your boy's
food, health, work and play,
and moral welfare are looked
after by responsible experts.
foreign folks in strange parts of, be ready through and through for
the world.
The chance for good honest work
on shipboard the kind of work
that teaches you something real ; the
kind of work that puts beef on your
There is a Recruiting Station
right near you. If you don't know
where it is, your Postmaster will
be glad to tell you.
mie off ! -Join the U. Mmf
CT O O O O O &